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THE SUND'AY OKEGQNIA PORTLAND, 'JANUARY 14, 19,00.
Insurgents Routed From Strong
hold in the Mountains.
Robots in Xcnva Vihcaya. Province,
Xuzon. Scattered Small Engace
. xuent in Southern Cavlte.
MANILA, Jan. 13. Advices from Cebu
report a sharp light January '8 'between
a battalion of tho Nineteenth Infantry and
u body of insurgents occupying a strong
pesttton in the Sudlon mountains. The
enemy was routed, the Americans cap
turing a smooth-bore cannon, some rifles,
and destroying the fortifications. Four
Americans wero wounded.
The Insurgent general,- Flores, having
established a rendezvous with 100 men at
Humfngan, province of Nueva Viscaya,
Captain Benson, with two troops of the
Fourth cavalry, "was sent to dislodge him.
The Insurgents were scattered, their horses
captured and the position was burned, the
Americans sustaining no loss.
The American forces yesterday occupied
M&g&ll&nes, a province of Cavlte, captur
ing 28 iaairgente, including a colonel.
ILO ILO CLAIMS.
SttIus Company "Wants Damagres for
NEW YORK, Jan. 13 The New York
Export & Import Company has obtained
from its Slanila agency a number or
claims against the United States govern
ment for the destruction of property of
foreign residents during the bombard
ment of Ho Ho and other towns in tho
Philippines. One specific claim Is from
the Swiss house of Holman & Co., Ilo Ho,
for $298,000. The damage seems to have
come because some of Dewey's ships were
a little ahead of time. "When the Ameri
can troops landed at Ho Ho, General Otis,
through the commanding officer and by
virtue of the Paris treaty, proclaimed
American sovereignty. The foreign mer- 1
chants, including Holman & Co., recog
nized the Americans and took out licenses
to do business. The insurgents threat
ened the rear of the city, and threw up
fortifications. General Otis requested tho
navy department to send vessels for tne
bombardment of the rebel trenches. In
the meantime General Otis issued an order
notifying the foreign residents that the
city would be shelled, and they were given
09 hows in which to get their merchandise
in a place of safety.
The naval ships came along in 12 hours
and began shelling the rebels. The city
was set on fire, and the warehouses or
Holman & Co. destroyed among others.
A protest "was immediately made to Gen
eral Otis, and his correspondence, a copy
f which is in New York, admits that tne
army promised protection for CO hours;
but that the bombardment by the navy
was a necessary act of war which the
government will have to pass upon. Hol
man & Co. have their own property in
sured for $110,000 in gold, and in addition
had in their warehouses for storage tne
consigned property of other foreign .resi
dents. All tills Insurance was, however,
lost, as the policies declared the com
panies could not he held liable for loss
from any accident of war.
Hilary Herbert, ex-secretary of tho
navy, will, it is said, be engaged to pre
sent the claims of the Swiss merchants to
the state department.
Iqe Plant for Manila.
SEATTLE, Jan. 13. The war depart
ment has determined that an Ice-making
and refrigerating plant is necessary for
Manila. Orders have been issued for the
B4pment .from the Pacific coast of the
ndqggsery machinery and supplies for the
prjjkise "Stejor J. A. Roudieg, quarter
master of "the volunteer army, will sail
nest Tuesday, on the transport Sheridan.
to set up and take charge of the plant.
Troops in the Philippines suffer for fresh
meat, and the government hospitals are
greatly in need of ice. Beef on the hoof
wMi be shipped from Pacific coast ports.
BREAK FOR FREEDOM.
Belleville, 111., Prisoners Attempted
Unsuccessfully to Escape.
BELLEVILLE, HI.. Jan. 13 Thirty
prisoners in the St. Clair county jail made
a break for liberty tonight. Turnkey
Fred Philipps opened the door to the
cage to give the prisoners their supper.
As a trusty pinioned his arms, the others
rushed out of the cage. The turnkey
was forced Into a corner and handcuffed
and his revolver and keys were taken
from him. His cries for help wero heard
by Sheriff Barnlskal, who was at sup
per. As he ran up the stairs, Ed Hlvely,
a prisoner, fired at him. He threw his
left arm over his heart and received the
bullet in his forearm. He shot the pris
oner twice. One bullet entered his abdo
men, and he Is dying. When the police
arrived in answer to a riot call, they
could not get Into the Jail until tho doors
had been broken down with sledgeham
mers. The prisoners were then driven
back Into their cells.
A DEXVER SHOOTIXG.
Tvro Xcvrupapcr Men Seriously
Wounded, by an Attorney.
DENVER, Jan. 13 H. H. Tamman and
Fred Bonflls, proprietors of the Denver
Post, were shot in the office of that news
paper at noon today, by W. W. Ander
son, an attorney. Both are severely
wounded. Anderson fired five shots. Two
of them are said to have wounded Bonfils.
Tamman was shot In the shoulder, the bul
let going Into h.s breast. Both were able
to walk to carriages, that carried them
After the shooting. Anderson walked out
of the office unmolested, but was later
arrested. He refused to talk when seen
at the police station, but bruises on his
face snowed that he had received rough
handling. It is understood that Tamman
and Bonfils were attempting to eject him
from their office when he began shoot
ing. Tamman and Bonflls say that Ander
son walked into their office and com
menced shooting without more ado.
It is learned that the publishers and the
lawyer quarreled in regard to the fee
which Anderson had received from Pack
er, known as "the cannibal," who served
a term in prison for murder, and for
whom the Post has been endeavoring to
obtain & pardon.
John F. Carroll, managing editor of the
Post, made tho following statement In re
gand te the causes leading up to the af
fray: "The Packer case was at the bottom of
the difficulty. Anderson, who was Pack
er's attorney, believed he could open the
case again on the grounds that Packer
had been convicted In a state court,
whereas his crime had been committed
on a government reservation, and that
consequently he should have been held to
trial iy the United States authorities'. The
Postgreed to help him to reopen the case
on these grounds if he would consent to
3et L N. Stevens, the Post's attorney,
direct the case. To this Anderson agreed.
"Polly Pry visited Packer and discovered
that Anderson had secured $25 from him,
to be used In the prosecution of the case.
Anderson represented that he was one of
the directors of the Post, and as the Post
had championed hi? cause. Packer turned
over the money. After learn'ng that An
derson had misrepresented the facts to
him, Paciker revoked Anderson's authority
to act as attorney for him. Anderson's
acti ts nsiur-ally incensed Mr. Tamman
ard lir Bonfils. and they sent for Ander
son. They charged hlai with the false j
f representations he had made, and a quar
Both the wounded publishers are resting
comfortably tonight Mr. Tamman's In
juries, though painful, are not dangerous. '-
Mr. BGnflls condition is critical, ;one bul
let having lodged In the neck,, in- the
region of the .great blood vessels and
Killed by Burglar.
EDINBURG, O., Jan. 13. N. It Goss,
a merchant, was .shot and killed this
morning" by three burglars Whom he dis
covered in his store. The burglars es
caped, and .an armed posse started, in
Officers captured three suspicious char
acters. They gae the names of John
McGowen, Dan Snyder and Frank Sum
merall. They are all tramps, and be
lieved to be desperate characters- They
were seen at Charleston, near Edinburg,
yesterday. Another man Is Sported un
der arrest at Newton Falls. The officers
say they have no doubt about the guilt
of the prisoners. Over 1000 "persons sur
rounded the jail and threatened a lynch
ing. Used Mails to Defraud.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13. The arrest of John
W. Baker, head of the firm of John W.
Baker & Co., commission brokers, yes
terday, on the charge of -using, the mails
to defraud has developed a surprising
condition of affairs. From complaints In
his possession, Chief Postoffice Inspector
Dikers Indicates that Baker's out-of-town
PKOMIXEIXT CITIZEX OF HOOD RIVER
patrons have lost m the aggregate about
5100,000. He thinks the figures mentioned
are small, and intends to Institute a
searching investigation to ascertain the
full extent of Baker's operations.
4 0 fr
ANNUAL CHURCH' STATISTICS
Record of All Leading: and of 3Inny
It Is, the custom of the Independent
(New Tork) to present annual statistics
of the American churches. From its re
cent report, It appears that in 1S99 tho
number of ministers was 153,902, of church
es 1S7.S03 and "of members 27,710,004. '
According to this table the membership
increased during the year about 1 per cent,
the increase in tho number of ministers
was nearly 3 per cent and the number of
churches stood almost still, Increasing
only 421 out of the total of 187,803. Such a
large disproportionate Increase In minis
ters may be taken as an explanation of
the cause of the" present complaint of an
oversupply of ministers in some of the
denominations and the consequent suf
fering among them.
The increase of 1 per cent only in the
membershjp does not indicate vigorous
growth, but the circumstance that nearly
28,000.000 of the American people are af
filiated with churches suggests that the
assaults on the foundations of religion
from within the ' c'hurch Itself have not
yet seriously disturbed the hearty or nom
inal popular allegiance to it. More than
nineteen-twentieths of this great total,
too, Is made up of Christian believers,
for the Independent's table includes only
LO43,SO0 Jews, and the aggregate member
ship of the Infidel societies Is very small.
The Christian churches with a member
ship exceeding half a million are these:
Ministers. Churches. Members.
Roman Catholics.. 11.144 11,594 8,440,301
Methodists 36,424 63.023 C.809,51G
Baptists 33.083 49.721 4.443.C2S
Lutherans 0,685 10.991 1,575,778
Presbyterians 12,073 14,831 1,500,847
Disciples of Christ 6,330 10.298 1,118,390
Episcopalians .... 4.9S1 6.023 709.S25
CongregaUonallsts. 5,639 C.G20 G28.234 I
xteiormeo. j.,oy -,-iw vsuo.ixo
United Brethren 2,529 4,905 264.9S0
Of these churches, the greatest propor
tionate gain in membership was made by
the Congregatlonallsts and the Disciples
of Christ, or 3 per cent each; the Luth
erans, 2,6 per cent; the Baptists, 2 per
cent; the Episcopalians, 1.5 per cent; the
Presbyterians, 1.2 per cent; the Roman
Catholics, 0.G per cent and the Methodists,
0 5 per cent. The United Brethren lost T
per cent and the Reformed 1.4 per cent.
Of the ehurches not named in this list
tne iterormea uatnoiics claim 50 per
cent Increase, but it was only from a total
of 1000 In 189S to 1500 in 1899. The Church
of the New Jerusalem, or Swedenborgians,
Increased 11 per cent by adding 860 mem
bers and making the total 7562. The Lat
ter Day Saints, or Mormons, increased
slightly, the present total being the large
number of 343.000. The Unitarians, despite
the decline of religious, faith, made np
gain, but still claim 75,000 only, and the
Unlversallsts actually fell off. 3.7 per cent.
It Is noticeable from the table printed
above how much greaterproportionately
the numbsr of ministers and churches is
,ln the Protestant denominations than in
the Roman Catholic. This is Indicative
of larger Roman Catholic parishes, and
it also suggests a great advantage enjoyed
by that church in making the expenditure
of money go further. For Instance, the
Methodists, with only 5,fc09,51G members,
have more than three times the number
of ministers and four times the number
of churches reported by the Roman Cath
olics, with 8,446,301; tho Baptists, with
4,000,000 less membership, have three times
the number of ministers and more than
four times .that of churches, and tho
Episcopalians, with only one-twelfth the
membership, have nearly half as many
ministers and about one-eighth as many
Of the minor denominations are the
Christian Scientists, returning a total of
SO.O00 members, being a gain of 14 per
cent during the year; tho Spiritualists,
with 45,030 and no gain, and the Theo
sophlsts, with 3000, and nd gain likewise.
Finally, Included' In the Independent's
table are returns from 49 distinct relig
ious denominations, with subdivisions
among them aggregating 111.
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Tvf o Miners' Killed.
BUTTE, Mont., Jan. 13. By the prema
ture explosion of a blast on the 1700-foot
level of the Mountain Con mine this af
ternoon, Peter Sullivan and Thomas Smith
were instantly killed. Both wero single
GERMANY AND AMERICA
AMBASSADOR WHITJB OX THE EELA-
TJOaS BDTWEDX THE C6UXTRJBS.
Political Events of the Wcelz in
t German Effect of the Seizures
" of German Steamers.
BERLIN, Jan. 13. The correspondent of
the Associated Press interviewed the
United States - -ambassador, " Andrew D.
White, today, about the present status of
the relations -between Germany and the
United States. Mr. White said:
"The Sainoan question between the
United States and' Germany, the insurance
question and sundry minor matters have
been happily settled. The main questions
which remain "are Ihe commercial treaty
and the proper Inspection of American
meata The former will be mainly con
sidered at Washington; the latter rmist
depend upon, the action of the reichtag.
Though the agrarian party shows bitter
hostility to the alleviation of the present
arrangements so oppressive to American
interests, It is hoped that the proposal
made in President McKinley's message
for the appointment of a special commis
sion may t)e accepted. There is no doubt
WHO DIED SUDDENLY JAXUARY 7.
that the government, apart from tho
agrarians, would be heartily glad to see
some such fair settlement. This was fore
shadowed when tho emperor expressed, at
considerable length, to me 'on New Year's
day, not only his own personal satisfac
tion, but that of the German people at that
part of tho message referring to Germany.
It Is also an open secret m that Prince
Hohenlohe and Count von Btilow were es
pecially anxious to see some such just so
lution of this most troublesome of all tho
questions now pending between the two
Politically, the week was interesting in
several, respects. The reiebstag was dull,
but 1n the coming week loreign affairs
will bethoroughly discussed. Count von
xmiovv, iiuiUEHur ui loreign uiiairs, uic as
sociated Press correspondent Is Jnformed,
will review recent events and furnish some
In the diet the government's complete
moral defeat during the debate on the dis
missal of political officers for voting
against "the canal bill, is considered to be
of great importance in Internal politics, as
it shows that the conservatives still intend
bitterly to oppose the emperor, especially
on the new canal bill, which does not
please the agrarians, in spite of the fact
that it contains enormous improvement
projects for the. eastern provinces of
The seizures of German steamers by
British ships have had the effect of. in
tensifying and generalizing anti-British
sentiment in Germany. It would be dif
ficult today to find, a German here or any
where who dares profess Anglophllism.
All tho anti-German utterances in the
British press are circulated here. One
which causes great embitterment Is a
Punph poem, starting: -"Little Germany
talks," which is reprinted, everywhere.
Referring to this, the semiofficial Post
says today: "It must be said that this is
on unusually Impudent piece of impudence
by the same English who did not know
how enough to flatter our emperor when
the question was to prevent his abandon
ing the idea of his visit to England."
" Count von Bulow's speech at the launch
ing of the Hamburg-American line steam
er Deutschland, especially the terms of
friendship ho devoted to the.United States,
Is much commented upon by the German
press, and, with few exceptions, approv
ingly. The German Training-Ship Society was
formally organized today under the presi
dency of the hereditary prince of Olden
burg, in the presence of representatives
of the shipping and commerce societies.
It will start with the equipment of one
The official report of the Frankfurt consulate-general
of the United States, for
the last quarter shows that the exports to
the United States, were 110,538,556, an in
crease of. $3,337,857. .For- 1899 the figure
are 538,700,110, being an increase against
1S9S of 57,188,325.
Prussia has now begun appointing fe
male factory inspectors. The budget con
tains appropriations for their salaries, 2400
marks each. '
A test occurred today near Frankfort
of a nqwly invented smokeless and noise
less powder. Among those present were
the French naval attache at Berlin, -the
American consul-general, Mr. Guenther,
rppfesentatives of the Prussian ' war de
partment and Prussian army, and repre
sentatives of the powder works at Ereslau,
and Cologne. The inventor claimed his
powder possessed 10 tfmes the explosive
and propelling force or ordinary smoke
less powder, at a cost of 10 cents per
kilogram, and that it left no residue. The
test, hdwever, turned out rather unsatis
factory. The social event tonight was a ball cos
tume given by the German Colonial -So
ciety, comprising everything stylish In
Berlin. It took place at Knoll's theater.
Amateurs, among them Princess von Ly
na, Princess von Ploss and Baroness von.
Mirbach, performed the colonial qomedy
"Ninga's Wedding." The empress and
nearly the" whole court attended. 3
The correspondent of the Associated
Press learns from an official source that
Germany has addressed a second protest
to Great Britain, urgently requesting the
release of the German steamer Bundes-
rath, and expressing astonishment at tho
undue delay. The government wants
guarantees from Great Britain against a
recurrence of such evident "wrongful and
excessive application of a noncombatant's
rights against neutrals." It -also requests
Gieat Britain to define the meaning of con
traband in a manner acceptable tb the
nations oiot concerned in the war. An
interpellation about the seizures will be
Introduced the coming Friday in'thareich
stag, and Count von Bulow, minister of
foreign affairs, will -s answer immediately"
an Interpellation Introduced by" Heir
Moehler, national liberal, all the parties'"
signing- It. - Jc
u ' i
It Is Understood that Mr.JWliite today
expressed to the foreign office the appre
ciation the authorities at Washington felt
at Count von Bulow's Americophile
Rumors are current that Germany has
begun negotiations with Portugal for the
purchase of Macao as a coaling station. At
the foreign office the correspondent of the
Associated Press ob,tained neither a
corroboration nor a denial.
CZAR COMPLIMENTS MTJRAVIEFF.
Brilliant Success of the Foreign Min
ister In Diplomatic Matters.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 13. The czar
has addressed a rescript to Count Mura
vieff, the minister of foreign affairs, high
ly' eulogistic' of the eminent qualities dis
played by the minister In bringing about
a happy solution, in conformity with the
czar's instructions, of the disquieting pen
Htical events arising frpm the Cretan
insurrection and tho Turko-Greok war,
thus showing- true appreciation of the his
toric mission which has fallen to the lot
qf Russia. After rernorking that the in
troduction of an autonomous administra
tion in Crete ended the agitation which
had so long troubled the repose of the
Turkish East, while the maintenance of
the most friendly relations with all the
powers shows the fruitful Influence of
Russian peaceful and continuous policy,
the rescript proceeds:
"Appointed guardian of the -most im
portant interests of the state, youhave
co-operated, while conforming exactly
with the directions I gave you, in the
realization of the traditional tendency
of Russia to obtain, in the far East an
ice-firee outlet to" tho sea. An agreement
arrived at with the government of China
relative to the cession in Usafrlel of tho
ICwang Tung peninsula, with Ports Ar
thur and Dalmy, while testifying to the
reciprocal friendship and confidence which
exists between the two great neighboring
empires, fulfills the evident necessities of
Russia as a maritime power, and will
create in the Pacific a new center for
the commercial and industrial enterprises
of the entire world. The negotiations
subsequently undertaken, under my direc
tion, with the British and Japanese gov
ernments, led to the conclusion of partial
understandings, which, by removing any
reasons for misunderstandings iri the po
litical domain, enables Russia to deyote
her strength to the progressive develop
ment of the prosperity of her possessions
In the far East.
"I feel particular satisfaction in record
ing among the services you have rendered
the efforts and care you have consecrated
to the fulfillment of my inmost desire
to assure to all peoples the benefits of
real and durable peace The results of
the late conference at The Hague give
me steadfast confidence liiat the solid
basis has been established for the realiza
tion of aims so dear to my heart. All
the powers having recognized the possi
bility and necessity of generally settling
this question, I recall with pleasure your
eminently useful labors and devotion to
the throne, and I particularly appreciate
tfie assistance you have rendered in In
creasing tho prestige of Russia by- your
brilliant execution of my directions and
views, with the object of securing a pa
cific settlement of the complex problems
Qf external policy.
"I regard it, therefore, as on agreeable
duty to express to you my cordial grati
tude, and I remain ever your invariably
well-disposed and sincerely grateful
FRETCGH MILLIONAIRE SHOT.
Tho Victim of a Young; American
Who May Be Guillotined.
NEW YORK, Jan. 13. A Worfd dispatch
from Paris says Paul Jaujou, the famous
Frencfi brewer and philanthropist, ras
shof and killed in a railway carriage yes
terday by a young American named Wil
liam Martins. 'The tragedy caused intense
feeling throughout France, as Jaujou was
as prominent here as Rockefeller Is in
America. Martins Is believed to be In
sane. 'He seems to have lots of money.
The American embassy is examining the
case. First Secretary Yignaud says:
"Unless he can prove insanity, Martins
will be the first American citizen ever guil
lotined." At London Theaters.
LONDON, Jan. 13. The revival of 'She
Stoops to Conquer" Tuesday, and "A Mid
summer Night's Dream" at Her Majesty's
theater Wednesday have given decided im
petus to the languid theatrical season.
Both performances were decided successes.
Beerbohm. .Tree surpassed himself in the
productions, which ore 'pronounced to be
the finest exhibition of staging and scen
ery ever seen In London.
In George Alexander's reconstructed St.
James' theater, which opens shortly with
"Rupert of Hentzau," Is a curious inno
vation for the suburbanites, in the shape
of a room for gentlemen to don evening
PACIFIC CABLE ROUTE.
Report of the Snrvey Made by the
"WASHINGTON, Jan.. 13. A special to
the Herald from Washington says:
Official' reports received by Rear-Admiral
Bradford, chief of the bureau of equip
ment, itoxn Lieutenant-Commander H. M.
Hodges, commander of the Nero, announce
the feasibility of a cable route across the
Pacific, connecting San Francisco, Hono
lulu, Midway islands, Guam, Luzon and
The Nero surveyed between Guam and
Luzon, and then ran back to Guam, pur
suing a zig-zag course, in order to sound
along the routo selected, with a. view to
obtaining the best possible location for the
cablp. Then she ran a straight course to
Yokohama. She returned, zig-zagglng to
Guam, and will zig-zag across the line
to. the Midway islands and to Honolulu,
when' her work wjlll bo completed. The
Nero "has found a depth of less than 3000
fathoms between Yokohama and Guam
arid Luzon and Guam. Thre0 thousand
fathoms Is the extreme depth the author
ities were willing to lay the cable.
The cable between Honolulu, and Don
gala bay, which is tho Luzon terminus of
the cable line, will be 4S12 knots' long On
ly two offsets from the projected great
circle route between the Midway Islands
and Guam wer.e found necess4ry" to avoid
obstacles to successful laying arid opera
tion of the cable. The first was a sub
marine mountain a short distance west of
trio Midway islands, and the second, an
abyss more than 4500 fathoms deep, found
about 500 miles. east"of Guam.
Despontlent Corporal's Suicide'.
WINNIPEG Manitoba, Jan.. 13. A Re
gina dispatch says that Corporal Lindsay,
of the Northwest mounted police force.
went there from Battlef ord to join the 'sec
ond Canadian contingent now being en
listed for service in South Africa. His
father and brother were"? both killed in the
flTst Boer war, and he was aririous to
avenge their deaths. Unfortunately he
could ,not pass the doctor. Despondency
came over him and today he shot and
"Well-Knovrn Showman Dead. -HOT
SPRINGS, AVk Jan. 13 TColonel
J. II. Wood, of natioral reputation as a
showman, theatrical manager, muaeum
backer and proprietor, died here lost nlsrht
of cancer, complicated, with paralysis. He
came here December 15 from San Fran
cisco for his health.
o o ni t
Nevr York's Favorite Ale nntf Stout
Is the famous Evans and deservedly so.
HON. W. V. SULLIVAN, UNITED
Hon. W. V. Sullivan, United States
Senator from Mississippi, In a letter re
cently written to Dr. Hartman. from Ox
ford, ,Miss., says the following of Pe
runa as a catarrh remedy:
' Fop some time I have been a
sufferer from catarrh in its most
incipient stage, so much so that I
became alarmed as to my gener
al health. But. hearing of Peruna
as a good remedy, I gave it a fair
trial and soon began to improve.
Its effects were distinctly benefi
cial, removing the annoying
symptoms, and was particularly
good as a tonic.
"l take pleasure in recommend
ing your great national catarrh
cure, Peruna, as the best I have
ever tried." W. V. Sullivan.
Hon. Philip B. Thompson, Jr., Member
of Congress from. Kentucky, In a recent
SKIPPING SUBSIDY BILL
ADVOCATES TRYIXO TO COX
VERT THE OPPOSITION.
General Shatter Will Lobby In
Washington ior His Own Promo
tion The Alaska Judgrehhlp.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. The position
of Thp Oregonlan upon the subsidy bill
was referred to in the committee on com
merce today by Chairman Frye. It was
one of the papers named as being opposed
to tho bill and favoring a tonnage bounty
plan. Senator Frye, In his remarks, said
he believes that the advocates of a ship
ping bill can prepare a statement which
will convince the editors of the. papers, as
well as others who favor the bQuhty plan,
that it is impracticable and impossible, and
that the present shipping bill Is the only
feasible .proposition. Senator Elkins Is
very much Jn favor of dlscriminatng
rhitlpR hut nil the members nf the com
mittee are against it, and it is impossible
to have it considered in congress. It will
either be the present subsidy bill with
sl'ght modifications! or else there will be
no shipping bill in this congress.
Shatter's Trip East.
'General Shafter's appearance in the East
to accompany the body of General Lawton
will not be devoted wholly to mourning
his old comrade's death, as It is known
he will put in some work for the bill to
place him on the- retired list as a major
general. McKinley and Corbin are very
anxious to have this done, and when Shat
ter gets here an earnest effort will be
made to boom him before congress to such
an extent as to have his services in Cuba
The Alaska Judgeship.
Senator McBrlde says that the president
has not determined who he will appoint
for judge of Alaska, nor has he made any
promises relating to It, and that Judge
Hale, the Oregon candidate, stands as good
a chance as any of the other candidates.
There is a large number of men who are
applicants, several states being represent
ed, and the president Is endeavoring to
make the best selection. It is believed
by the Oregon men that as between the
man from that state and from Washing
ton, the former has the better prospects.
Corwin Ordered Sold.
Captain Shoemaker, in charge of the rev
enue service, has ordered the cutter Cor
win, now on Puget sound, sold, to be re
placed by tho Manning, now at Brooklyn.
He expects the Corwin to gell for fully
., SUBSIDY BILL HEARING.
Shipowners and Shippers Before the
WASHINGTON, Jan.- 13.. The senate
committee on commerce today resumed its
hearing on the. Hanna-Payne shipping
Thomas Cfyde, of the Clyde steamship
line, was recalled. He took up the cost
of the construction of vessels, their
maintenance and operation, showing that
the figures under the American flagi are
much higher than under any other flag.
The cost of production for materials and
maintenance will, in his opinion, gradually
decrease as the demand for them Increas
es. So that if by the enactment into law
of the pending-hill . tho demand for ves
sels should Increase, aa it naturally would,,
the cost of construction would just as
naturally decrease in a brief course or
Mr. Clyde sald that what it Is desired
to do "by the bill is to encourage low
speed ' vessels vessels that would at low
cost extend American export trade. Mr.
Clyde said that his company, the" day the
bill becomes a law, will sign a contract
for tho construction of two vessels " to
,cost In the aggregate about 51,000.000.
President Munson, of the Munson steam-
ship line; had stated, that his company
erve and Cata
Talk of the WorS
STATES SENATOR FROM MISSISSIPPI.
letter has the following to say of the
national ca'tarrh remedy, Peruna. The
letter was written at Washington, D. C,
and reads as follows:
"My friends have used your remedy,
Peruna, and I take pleasure In testifying
to the merits of yopr medicine. Besides
being one of the very best tonics. It 13
a go6d, substantial catarrh remedy."
Miss Irene Cooper, Assistant Superin
tendent of the Old People's Home, Chi
cago, III., also has a good word to say
for Peruna. In a letter written frcm
3933 Prairie avenue,
Chicago, 111., she
"In these days of
all kinds of medicine
It Is a comfort to
know of a remedy
which may be used
beneficial results. I
Peruna as a safe, re
liable remedy in
cases of catarrh of
the stomach, helpful Miss Irene Cooper,
in building up the
would place at least 100,000 tons of ship
ping, that Is now under foreign flags,
under the American flafr. He had no
doubt other lines would do the same thing.
F. B. Ehurber, representing the United
States Export Association, said the uni
versal belief among American owners and
shippers Is that this country must have a
merchant marine to export its products.
The bill; he said, Is a potent factor In the
interest of the great masses o laboring
people of tho United States.
Theodore C. Search, of Philadelphia,
president of the American Manufacturers'
Association maintained that enactment
of tho bill would be of immense benefit
to the manufacturers of the countiy:
would largely Increase American export
trade and would build up a great ship
building Industry, thus giving employ
ment to tens of thousands of persons. The
United Spates, he said, has taken Its place
definitely as one of the great manufac
turing export nations of the world, and
It Is desirable that our export trade
should be carried In American vessels.
Chajrman Frye announced that the, hear
ing would be adjourned until next Tues
day In order that some figures might be
prepared relating to tho general subject
under consideration. Up In the North
west, he said, considerable opposition to
the pending measure has been developed.
James J. Hill, president of the " Great
Northern railway, who one year ago was
favorable to this bill. Is now in favor
of an export bounty. This is likewise true
of several Important newspapers In the
Northwest and of the Farmers' Alliance
in the West. He asked ex-Senator Ed
munds to prepare a concise statement
in regard to the operation of bounties,
and he probably will have It ready for
submission to the committee Tuesday
The Roberts InvcsHgration.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. The Roberts
commission held a brief session today, and
adjourned until Monday.
jVevr Orejron Incorporations.
SALEM, Jan. 13. Articles of incorpora
tion have been filed, .in the office of the
secretary of state as follows:
Lost Horse Gold Mining & Exploration
Company, Portland, by A. C. Going, E.
A. Clem, F. E. Donaldson, A. H. Ohlson
and C. 3L Bussell. of Portland; Al Hud
son, of Sumpter; Otto F. Olson and A.
S. Dresser, of Oregon City, and J- H.
Marshall, of Olympla. Capitol stock, 5100,
000. Horse Shoe Bend Irrigation Company.
Crook county, by C. A. Luelling, M. L.
Brown and J. B. Meyer. Capital stock,
Myrtle Drug Company, Myrtle Creek,
Dotfglas county, by C. E. Bogue. Ruby
C. Bogue and E. F. Owen., Capital stock,
Acme Dredge & Pump Company, Port
land, by C. W. Brainard, H. C. Nicolal
and W. L. Chapman. Capital stock. $000.
Object, to dredge and pump for gold In
Oregon and Alaska.
Alberlnl Copper Company, Portland, by
E. S. Benson, A. L. JJohler and W. H.
JCennedy. Capital stock, $100,000. Ob
ject, to operate gold, silver, lead and cop
pec mines In Oregon, Washington, Idaho,
Montana and British Columbia.
Tho Citizens' Bonk, Burns, Harney
county, by J. W. Biggs, L 03. Geer. George
Fry, J. C. Welcome, W. X. King, J. J.
Donegan, W. E. Frisch and R. M. Tur
ner. Capital stock. ?25,0CO.
Union Gold Mining Company, Baker
City, by F. J. Perkins, C. M. Stearns and
John L. Rand. Capital stock, 51.500,000.
Logan Cheese Manufacturing Company,
Logan, Clackamas county, by James M.
Tracy, Frank P. Wilson and Henry Bals
meier. Capital stock, $1000.
Florence Lumber Company Florence, by
William Kyle, Christina Kyle and Joseph
tFellmonw Capital stock, 520.000.
Future Commaniler ol the Army.
' New York Sun.
By the retirement of his seniors, had he
lived, General Lawton would have become
one of three mV jor-generals Iri the regular
anny on July 2, 1302. An examination ol
system worn out with overwork or age "
"Several of my frlands. who have used
Peruna have spoken of it la the highest
terms, and I congratulate you on its
Mrs.' W. E. Grtesom. Bnry, E1113 Co ,
Texas, writes r
"I took Peruana faithfully over tv a
months, and the rasult te a thoroug'uy
renovated system and a strong, bunyc
feeling, to say nothing; of a cure of tha
chronic catarrh. Therefore I shall a' ii.
myself of everjr opportunity to speak cf
Peruna as a catarrh cuce."
Mr. Harry M. Stevens, Midland Beach,
L. I.. New York, proprietor of "The R.c i
mond" Hotel, saya of Peruna:
."It gives me pleasure to testify to th
. ' -vK V.
Hon, Harry M. Stevens.
value of Peruna. I have used it fir
years, and have found ie to be a m ft
excellent family remedy. For caMs,
catarrh and similar Ills, it Is unsurpassed.
Cordially and gratefully,
"Iarry M. Stevens "
Catarrh is a systemjc disease curc' la
only by systenrfc treatment. A remely
that cures catarrh must aim directly at
tvie depressed nerve centers. Tills 13
wftat peruna does. Perunar Immediately
invigorates the nerve centers which g 3
vitality to tho mucous membranes. Thci
catarrh disappears. Then catarrh Is per
Pevuna cures catarvh wherever locit-d.
Peruna Is not a gues nor an expenmr"t
It Is an absolute scientific certainty Fe
runa las no substitutes no rivals. In-It
upon httvirg Peruna. A free book writi
by Dr. Martman, on the subject of catarrh
in its different phases and stages, wllT la
sent free to any address by The P.runa
Medicine Co., Columbus, O. Ask jour
druggist for & free Peruna Almanac f Jr
the year 1.C0.
the dates of retlrtment of regular officers
dlsojoses fhe fact that Major-Gencrola
Merrlttand Brooke ynd Bcigadler-GtnerJa
Otis, Merriam and .nderaon all retln le
tween now and. thatt date. Major-General
Macrltt and Brigad!Vr-Gnrl Anderson
retire In 19W: Generav J.rxram reurea ua
November 13, 1901; General Otis on Mjxea
23, 1902; General Brook on July 21, 1K2.
General Otis' elevation to the highest
grade next June will eave Wade th3
senior brigadier-general. General Shaft r
having been retired as rladier In ts
regular establishment, ak'hough he r -mains
In the active servlea as a major
general of volunteers. It la, reasonable t5
expect that Wade, m tine course, whl suc
ceed Otis as- major-general on March 25,
Now, as MocArthur does no retire unt'l
June 2, 1900, it is obvious. In view of the
I high military reputation he ha won, that
he will succeed sooner or UtT to tho
command of tho United. Stat&j army.
CHICAGO, Jan. 13 All negotiations wl'h.
the piano-manufacturers wre declared off
at a meeting of the Piano-Makers Un on
last night, and with the exception of the
settlement made with the flr.ix of Story &
Clark, matters are In the savne condi'ion
they were a month ago. Not only did the
union refuse to enter into furtlter negoLa
tiona with the manufacturers until reques"
etl, but they decided aleo to ref ua e to wor c
Ira any factory where nonunion men a3
j employed, which is equivalent to a demard
for the recognition of the union, a claim
thej; at one time abandoned.
The stand of the union Is tantamount to
a refusal to abide- by the position, take
by President Gompors. There is cow II"
tle probability of a resumption ot work
for some time, unless the manufacturers
reeede .from their position.
Shot Tlln Wife.
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 13. Edward. Halne
a coal miner, shot at his mother-in-law,
Mrs. Frank Arb, without affect, and. fa
tally wounded his wife this afternoon
Haines and his wife have been livl"
apart for some time. This afternoon M
went to Mrs; Arb's house, where his wifa
was living, and. after a quarrel, com
menced to shoot. Haines blamed h'j
mother-in-law for the separation-
Should Kusala. ultimately succeed in her
scheme for dominating Asia, he will hecoma
mistress of some 800,000,000 iwoplo
Better Than Show
The wealth of the mdlti-rtuOionaifes &
not equal to good health, itches tvithoui
health ate a. curse, and yet the. rich, the
middle classes and the poor alike hame in
Hood's Sarsapar&a, a valuahte assistant
in getting and maintaining perfect health.
DEAFNESS AND CATARRH.
Cured In All Its Forms.
Afca chronic affections of the stomach,
liver, kidneys, bladder, "blood and skin.
Entirely new treatment for catarrh. It
cures; ccme try it, free. Dr. Darrin, 265
Morrison street, Portland, Or., is the mo3
reliable specialist for every form of weak
ness and disease of men aad women H
guarantees to cure varicocele oar hydro
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Inconvenience; no detention. Cocaulta ot
free and charges reasonable. Horn-
treatment successful in many caaes Tes
timonials and question blanks tsent free.
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