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PORTLAND, OREGON. SUNDAY MORNING, APRIL 15, 1900.
THE LARGEST AND MOST
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We guarantee our goods the BEST for the money In
the state. Everything In stock to furnish throughout.
Another of our bargains, a.
solid oak Chiffonier, with
BARGAINS IN STAPLE GOODS
Parlor Suits, S piece., full upholstering... $T5.00
Parlor Suits. 3 pccs. upholstered seats 12.51
Couches, upholstered In raw ellk C'O
Couches upholstered In velours 7.50
Center Tables In golden finish tops. 14x24 Inches LEO
Center Tab'o. Oregon wood. 24x24 inches SO
Chamber' Suits, 3 pleoes, rmple .-. 9.75
Chamber Suits. 3 pieces, ash ll.M
Chamber Suits, solid oak 17.50
Bureaus, hard wood, with mirror 6.95
Corr.moaes. hard wood, .full file 2..5
Bedst ads. C feet high, richly carved 2.W
Beds eads, hard wood, full size ... 190
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Sldeb rds. ash. with beveled m'rror 10(0
Extens on tables, C feet long ash 4.50
Dining chairs, cane scat, high back '5
Kitchen cupboards, C feet high 3.60
TRADING BY MAIL
At this store has been of advantage to hundreds of our
out-cf-town customers, who h vs becrme acquainted with
us thr.ugh our b g catalog. We promise to make cur
trading wl h vs highly profitable and thoroughly calefac
tory. Catalog free to out-of-town fo.ks.
Wm. Qadsby; The Housef urnisher
CORNER FIRST AND WASHINGTON
READY FOR BUSINESS.
Oregon Sllnlnfr Stock Exchange Pre
pared for Members. .
The Oregon Mining Stock Exchange Is
ready for business, with temporary head
quarters In parlors 205, 205, 207 Imperial
Hotel. The directors are: L. G.- Clark.
J. E. Hasc-ltlne, David Goodsell, P. J.
Jennings, I. G. Davidson, F. V. Drake
and E. A. Clem. The officers are: Presi
dent. J. E. Haseltlne: first vice-president.
, P. J. Jennings: second vice-president, I. G.
Davidson; secretary. F. J. Hard; treas
urer, David Goodsell. Either brokers de
firing membership or companies wishing
to list their stock may apply to secretary
It is the intention of the Oregon Mining
Stock Exchange to allow only such brok
ers seats on this exchange as can clve
satisfactory reference. AH applications
will be referred to the committee on mem
bership. Companies that wish to list their
stork will be required to show the regu-
. larlty of their corporation, also that it
Is backed by men of ability and integrity.
Applications will be referred to the listing
cvvnmlttee. No company can list its stock
I- on this exchange unless It can show a
true title to its property.
Mint-owners' CI till.
There are no lcafers around this club,
sayo Secretary Hard. The members and
officers are all busy men.
President Jennings Is watching them
grind out the gold bricks at his new mill
in the Bohemia district.
Al Newlands, although Interested in the
Granite district, also made a trip into
Dr. Llttlefleld and Dr. Andrew Smith
both made flying vkrlts to Eastern Ore
1L H. McCarthy and M. P. "Ward are do
ing Jackson and Josephine Counties.
E. Cannon and V. A. Schilling are look
ing over the working' of the Golconda and
Free Coinage Companies.
J. T. Moylan Is doing work on the out
Bide this week.
George M. Williams Is spending his
time on the dredge Josephine at Waldo.
W. E. Hun has Just returned from
Angus McQueen is always busy Just now
getting settled In his new Portland home.
Colonel Frank V. Drake Is superintend
ing the works at his mine at Sparta.
G. W. Johnson will soon take charge of
, a large mill In British Columbia,
Charles "W. Gardner, general manager of
the Boston & Idaho Gold Dredging Com
pany, who recently purchased a home in
Portland, drops Into the club, pays his
dues and passes on so rapidly that one
would never guess him to be an Oregonlan.
Notwithstanding all these absentees,
guests have been entertained by the club
from Denver. San Francisco, Oakland,
Sacramento, Saginaw. Mich.: Tacoma.
Greenwood. B. C.: Rossland. Walla Walla.
Seven Devils, Spokane. Cripple Creek, St.
Paul, Granite, Salem, Sumpter, Blue
Jllver. Ncwberg. Greenhorn Mountain, Eu.
Kcnc. Cottage Grove. Bohemia. Baker City.
Trail, Jackson County and other Oregon
districts. From the club over 1200 letters
and papers have been mailed relative to
Oregon's mining districts the last 10 days;
also several columns emanating from the
club have been published In Eastern pa
pers. The officers of the club are much
pleased with the encouragment received
from the various mining districts, as well
'as from the residents of -Portland, nhnnr.
l Interested in taking to this city the flnt
piaco among mimng cities f -the North
west. J. H. Robblns. of Sumnter. l th lt.
' new member.
Hardman Pianos. Wiley B. Allen Co.
Sohmer Pianos. Wiley B. Allen Co.
Corner First and Washington
We will make
and lay on your floor
SHANIKO IS BOOMING.
Realdent of the Xew Town Snys It
Is All Right.
Shanlko, the proposed terminus of the
Columbia Southern Railroad, has taken on
quite a boom, according to George P.
Sink, who was in Portland from there
yesterday. The rails are laid to within 14
miles of the town, he pays, and cars are
expected to run all the way In, by May 1.
Mays & Pease, of The Dalles, are erect
ing a building with a ground plan of SOx20J,
for a general merchandise store; French
& Co., of the same place, are putting up
a brick bank; Mrs. D. R. Ross, of Port
land, has a restaurant running in full
blast, and is doing well; Pryor &. Co.,
of Antelope, are moving their general mer
chandise store from its old location; a
prominent business man of Moro Is also
preparing to move his store over; C P.
Webb, of Portland, is preparing to erect
a four-story brick hotel, and preparations
are being made to put in a $15,000 water
system, the pipes of which are now on
their way around the Horn, from the At
A roundhouse, with five stalls; machine
shop, warehouses' and depot will be started
by the railroad company as soon as lumber
can be brought In by train. Depot fa
culties will be badly needed from the
start, as the owners of the Silver Kins
mine, 15 miles southeast of Shanlko. are
getting out 200 tons of ore. to be shipped
to the nearest smelter this Spring-.
Mr. Sink eays over 100 teams are now
hauling merchandise and lumber from the
end of the track to Shanlko. as business
men desire to get as nearly ready for
business as possible by the time the cars
reach the new town. A large number of
sheep are to be shorn and dipped at Shanl
ko this season, and the wool will be
loaded on cars there.
Mr. Sink had a number of teams em
ployed In grading the road, and he has
now taken a contract on the Mohawk
River line, where Archie Mason has as
sumed control. He sent stx spans of horses
! south yesterday.
"Crops all along the Columbia South
em could not be more promising than they
are now," Mr. Sink said, "and grain is
a month earlier than usual In Its growth.
The coming of the railroad has stimulated
the farming Industry in Southern Sher
man, Wasco and even Crook County, and
Shanlko will be quite a wheatshlpplng
point ,thls Fall, as well as business center
for a large scope of stock country."
Theoaophlenl Society In America,
International Brotherhood League.
Katherine Tinglcy, leader and official
head. From one light many lights have
been lit that now shine all over the earth,
dissipating the darkness, dispensing Joy
and sunshine, proclaiming truth, light and
liberation. The New Cycle Unity Congress
of Universal Brotherhood is world-wide
In scope and unique in character. Univer
sal Brotherhood lodges in all parts of
the world are simultaneously holdlng'ces
slons. Universal Bro&erhood lodges Nos.
124 and our S4, acting in harmony with all
other lodges, are holding then- sessions
of the congress, the children's festival at
A. O. W. Hall, being the opening ses
sion. The closing session will be held al
444 Washington street, near Twelfth, Sun
day. April 15. S P. M. No salaries are
paid officials of the United Brotherhood,
and all money received Is applied directly
to the aid, help and comfort of humani
ty. Admission free.
Two brothers, named Tobey, are among-
tuvKioab nuraiiuitns ci ixiui&m louniy.
Each has about 1500 acres of grain.
Big Freighter Gets Successfully
Into the Water.
SHE WILL SOON BE READY FOR SEA
The Wolff fc Zwlcker Iron Work
Launchea Its Fifth Vessel With
out a. Hitch of Any Kind.
The big freighter Kvlcbak. built by the
Wolff & Zwlcker Iron Works for the
Alaska Packers' Association, was success
fully launched from the ways at the yard,
at 2 o'clock yesterday afternoon. In the
presence of all the people that could
crowd on the bridges, and along the docks
and mill yards near by. Not the slightest
hitch or pause marred tho event. As the
vessel started down the ways. Miss Isa
bella Pope broke a, bottle of champagne
over her bows, and before the foam had
ceased pouring down her black side, she
struck the water and ran slowly and easi
ly out Into the river, being restrained
from colliding with the Madlson-strcet
bridge by several strong lines, and tho
efforts of the steamer G. W. Shaver,
which backed rapidly down stream, pull
ing on a line attached to the stem.
As the boat began to move, a shout went
up from the crowd along the shore, and
soon the steamers In the river and the
mllis took up the noise and continued It
till the Vessel was riding quietly In mid
stream. A heavy wave rolled up under
her stern when she struck the water,
which set the small boats which dotted
the river near by to rocking perilously,
and tossed a raft of logs on the east bank
about in a fashion that spread consterna
tion among the crowd of small boys who
had selected them as a grandstand.
President Wolff. and Mr. Zwlcker, of the
contracting firm, and W. P. Llndley. the
superintendent of construction for the
Alaska Packers' Asoclation. witnessed the
launching from the Iron works wharf. F.
L. Zimmerman and J. E. Wolff represent
ed the builders on the Meek of the vessel,
and among their guests were Colonel J.
W. Jacobs, United States Quartermaster
General of the Department of the Colum
bia; Captain E. K. Cole, of the Marine
Corps, and County Judge W. M. Cake.
The decks were crowded with the em
ployes of the firm, and presented a lively
appearance as the ship went down Into
the river, bright with the wealth of her
signal locker, and with a fine new Amer
ican ensign at her stern-. She had been
newly painted, and the Intense black of
her freeboard contrasted sharply with lhe
bright red under tho water line, much of
which was exposed. She Is nearly fin
ished, as the engines and auxiliary ma
chinery are already Installed, and all that
remains to be done Is the stepping of the
masts and erection of the funnel. She will
be ready for her trial early next week,
and Captain Charles Nelsen, who came
from San Francisco to command her, ex
pects to start with her about the 21th.
Captain Nelsen has been in the employ of
the company about six years, and haj
commanded alt Its best steamers, his last
vessel being the President.
The Wolff & Zwlcker Iron Works se
cured the contract for building the Kvl
chak. May 26, 1SS9, and she would have
been completed by the first of this year
had It been possible to get the material In
time. Such has been the congestion of
the metal market, however, that many de
lays were entailed for which the builders
were In no way responsible. The contract
price was $170,000. 'and Superintendent
Llndley purchased all his equipment from
local dealers, adding about $7000 to tht
money which the building of the boat dis
tributed In Portland. She Is the first .ves
sel of the kind constructed on the Pacific
Coast, although the company will perhaps
build several more like her. and possibly
an SCO-ton steamer as well. The Alaska
Packers Association, for whom she was
built, owns and operates 25 canneries In
Alaska, and employs 9000 men. It- owns
two steamers of 380 horsepower. 13 sailing
ships and barks, Ave schooners, 12 small
steamers and 30 steam launches. Its busi
ness Is steadily lncrealng. and Its need of
ships may prove an excellent thing for the
builders of the Kvlchak. with which Su
perintendent Llndley and Captain Nelsen
are highly delighted.
The Kvlchak Is designed expressly for
traffic In the shoal bays and Inlets of
Alaska. She Is 217 feet over all. S3 feet
beam, and her depth is IS feet. Her 'dis
placement Is 2100 tons.
She was built from designs made under
the direction of Mr. Llndley. who is fleet
engineer for the company. All the specifi
cation requirements are in excess of
She has a cellular double bottom, and
longitudinal double bulkheads, two be-tween-decks
end six water-tight compart
ments. Steel was employed In her con
struction throughout, with the exception
of the cabin trimmings and linings.
The hatches are of ample size to facili
tate the handling of timber and heavy
packages, and the lower hold is 10S feet
in the clear, the Idea being to provide
room for a cargo of 33.000 cases of salmon.
The engines are triple expansion, the evl-
Inders being respectively 9, 15H and 27
Inches In diameter. They will make 150
revolutions per minute. Piston valves are
on the high and intermediate pressure cyl
inders, and double-ported slide valvo on
the low pressure, all being worked by
Stevenson valve gear. The engines will
develop 150 horse power, and are expected
to drive the vessel through the water at
a speed of about 11 knots an hour.
There are two Babcock & Wilcox water
tubo boilers, which will work at a press
ure of 225 pounds to the square inch, and
will have a combined heating surface of
22.S40 square feet.
The -vessel is equipped with steam steer
ing, reversing, hoisting and towing gear,
and will have a General Electric Com
pany lighting plant. Her two anchors
Tvelgh 3000 pounds each, heavy ground
tackle being necessary for a vessel which
plies In tho swift tides of the northern
There are accommodations for 26 cabin
and a Hko number of steerage passengers.
Many of the staterooms are equipped
with baths, it is not. however, the Inten
tion of the company to carry passengers
other than its own employes.
In advertising for bids the company
took rather a new departure In marine
construction, submitting to each bidder
complete working drawings of the vessel.
The contract was awarded to Wolff &
Zwlcker because of the excellent record
they have made since taking up the con
struction of steel vessels, their boats, the
Davis and the Fox. being considered
among the best and most successful tor-
Up to Lloyd's Requirements.
Captain George Pope. Lloyd's snrrevnr
for this district, who was present at the
Messrs. Wolff & Zwlcker deserve the
congratulation of every man and woman
in Oregon on this auspicious occasion. To
build a ship of any kind Is a credit to a
man at all times; to be the pioneers In a
new branch of ship building deserves mere
than o. passing notice. When this enter
prising firm found after the completion of
our waterworks that a large number of
skilled mechanics bad taken up their
abode here, they Immediately set to work
'to find employment for the men they had
Induced to come to this state. They con.
structed three vessels for the Govern
ment that axe a credit to our Navy. They
have now proven their ability to do
equally well for the merchant service.
"This" .noble vessel, although not a grey
hound, of tho seas. Is nevertheless the
finest vessel that has ever been built In
the Northwest. The Kvlchak receives the
highest class that Lloyd's register of-British
shipping bestows on any ship, both
as regards hull and machinery.
"To the ordinary layman this may not
mean much, but to the initiated it means
a task of magnitude. To build a ship to
the requirements of Lloyd's the contractor
and builder undertakes a Job that. Involves
no small amount of trouble, the rules for
construction are very exacting, the steel
used In construction has to have a clean
record and test, from the tlmo It leaves
tho hearth until it is in position on the
vessel. Not a single thing Is left to
chance.vevery detail has to conform to ap
proved plans, all the machinery and
equipment has to pass a specified test.
'and when completed the good ship re
ceives her record.
"I am pleased to say that the builders
have carried out our requirements to the
letter, and I am happy to say that all
this work has been done without accident.
No one while the good ship was building
has been Injured. I am glad to .say that
at no tlmo during the past, six months
have I id the slightest occasion to find
"In conclusion I wllsay that I am glad
and sorry; glad, because this noble ship
can go on her peaceful mission of spread
ing useful commerce, and sorry, because
I lose a friend that has become endeared
to me' through constant watching."
SERMON ON EXPANSION.
Captain H. L. Wells Telia of Western
Intereat In the Phlllpplnea.
Captain Harry L. Wells returned yes
terday from a visit of several months to
Chicago and the Middle West, where be
has been lecturing on the Philippines. He
found a great deal of Interest manifested
In the subject by all classes of people.
While not preaching the doctrine of ex
pansion, but merely telling facts about
the country, the people and the war. he
was often told that his lecture was a
eplendld expansion sermon.
He says that the sentiment of the ma
jority of intelligent men with whom he
talked was to the general effect that the
United States must provide for and main
tain some sort of government for the
Philippines. Occasionally he met a man
who thought the Filipinos should be al
lowed to establish a government of their
own, but when such a man was asked
whom he meant by the word Filipinos and
for whom and what territory their gov
ernment should be organized, he was en
tirely at sea and unable to say.
A little explanation of the conditions ex
isting in the islands, the numerous hos
tile and Incompatible elements, the dif
ferent tribs, different languages and dif
ferent religious was generally sufficient
to convince him that a single Independent
representative government for the entire
archipelago was an utter Impossibility.
wpuun weiis sarys mat a good lllus-
trated talk on the Philippines by one who "on ot the Increment and accretions upon
knows and speaks from personal obser- I 'ho sums" reserved by tho State Depar:
vation is better as a campaign educator ! ment from the fund received by the
wian ions ot congressional speeches and a
dozen of tho usual campaign orators.
ARMY AND NAVY UNION.
Installation of General. W. n. Larr
ton Garrison Officers.
Last Wednesday evening at O. A. R.
Hall, the members of General W. H.
Lawton Garrison, No. 1S3, were mustered
lntO thA Ttamlnr an4 ITl.tH.-- .
and Navy, Union, and the officers Instant for an amendment already adopted, rela-Judge-Advocate
rfZ! 5 PJ"e?: to -the granting of permits to dredge
Judge-Advocate General A. P. Plncus of
Vancouver, came over with about 20 mem
bers of the garrisons from that place, and
noted as Installing officer. The following
officers were Installed: Commander. Jos
eph ovmmers; senior vice-commander. R
t j .-. v,: -.-...... -. .
p7rv.r . ""JyiSiU.
Frank Van Meter; paymaster, Patrick .
i"C3ri, auarterrnaster. JcaepU Fltzslm-
mons. officer St the day Leo M. Lassner; ,
offlcerof the guard. Shelly P. Ingle. This
is the firat garrison that has been organ- ,
? in p?rUand under the revised rules, i
which make 11 volunteers from either the '
vxiiujr or avy eugiDio ior membership, ,
mm i i cpcbie.-u m ia a. snort ume
Portland will, have one of the largest
garrisons on the Coast. If not In the
United States. There are several hundred
ex-volunteers residing In the city at the
present time, and a number of them have
already signified their intention ot Join
ing 'the union.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 14--The dl.
rectors of the South Pacific Coast Rail.
road have "Wected the following officers:
President, Thomas H. Hubbard; vice
president. H. E. Huntington: treasurer.
N. T. Smith; secretary. J. L. Wllcutt.
The Market-Street Railroad directors
have re-elected H. E. Huntington presl-
nnt r?nnrlic Tfnlhrnnlr nnA AH-tt,.. tr.-. '
dent. Charles Holbrook and Alvlnza Hay-
warn urst ana second vice-presidents, re
spectively, and N. T. Smith treasurer.
George B. Wflcutt was made secretary In
place of his father, J. L. Wllcutt. who
will devote himself to other of Hunting
Burned neraelf to Death.
LA PORTE.. Ind.. April 14. MIna Bea.
die, a school teacher at Tyror, this coun
ty, committed suicide by pouring kero
sene over her headland clothing and then
setting fire to hersolf.
IT WAS PENSION DAY
Many Private Bills Passed In
SENATE CONSIDERED ALASKA CODE
Eulogies on the Late Governor O. P.
Morton, of Indlnna, Delivered
In the House.
WASHINGTON. April 14. Beyond the
passage of E3 private pension bills and
some general measures of minor Import
ance, the Senate transacted little business
today. The Alaska civil code bill was
under consideration for some time, but
finally went over .until Monday, when an
effort will be made to get a vote upon 1L
After an hour of routine business, the
House today do o ted Its session to hear
ing eulogies on the late Governor Oliver P.
Morton, of Indiana, In connection with
FREIGHTER KVICHAK, LAOCHED YESTERDAV.
the acceptance of his statue which has
been placed In Statuary Hall at the capl
tol by the state which he served. The
speakers Included Steele. Miers, Crum
packer, Overstrect, Griffith, Hcmenway.
Brick, Faris and Watson, of Indiana;
Grosvenor, of Ohio, and Cannon, of Illi
nois. Previous to this order of business.
53 private pension bills were passed, and
notice was given that the naval appro
priation bill would be called up Monday.
TOE DAY IX DETAIL.
Pensions and the Alaska Code Bill
In the Senate.
WASHINGTON, April 14. Morgan (Dera.
Ala.) offered and secured the adoption
of e. resolution requiring the Attorney
General to transmit to the Senate all
papers filed In the Union Pacific case and
to Inform the Senate why the Union
Pacific -received In Settlement of the caoa
$4,600,000 and the United States only about
Berry (Dem. Ark.) directed attention to
the fact that the House had passed a
resolution In favor of the election of Sen
ators by the people, and appealed to the
committee on privileges and elections to
present a report either In favor of or
against the resolution.
Chandler (Rep. N. IL), chairman of the
committee on- privileges and elections, said
the committee was very much engaged
thus far this session, "but now that the
opinion of the Senator from Arkansas had
been reinforced by the action of the
House, doubtless the committee will Im
mediately proceed to consider the sub
ject." Chandler said that personally he
' by the people, but would be glad to have
the question considered.
The Quay case was laid before the Sen
ate, but at the Instance of Chandler, -nos
laid aside until Monday.
Pettlgrew (Sll, Rep. S. D.) resumed his
speech on the history of the Boer .war,
advocating the adoption of the Mason res
olution, cxprcesive of sympathy for the
At the conclusion of the speech, a bill
was passed extending the privileges of Im
mediate transportation to the Port of
Green Bay, Wis., also to make dlsposl
United States upon the account of the
payment of the awards of the late Spanish-American
Claims Commission and to
pay and distribute the same.
The Senate then proceeded to the con
sideration of the Alaska civil code bill.
The pending question was that relating to
the location of mining claims by aliens,
offered by Hansbrough (Rep. N. D.), but
owing to the absence of tho author. It
went over until Monday.
Stewart fSIL Xev. offered nn ampnil.
ment to the bill in the form of a substitute
the waters below low tide along the Alas-
kan Coast for gold. He supported the
amendment In an extended speech.
Without making further progress with
the measure. It was laid aside, and the
Senate, by a special order, devoted 4
toli to the consideration of private
pension bills. Eighty-three bills were
The Senate then passed the following
bills: For a public, building at Great Falls,
Mont., appropriating $200,000; giving the
Court of .Claims Jurisdiction of the claim
of J. S. Undcrhill for compensation on
the monitor Monocacy. and to provide an
American register to the steamer Garonne.
owned In Washington.
In the Honse.
Ceremonies connected with the accept
ance of Rlchau's statue of Oliver P. Mor
ton. Indiana's great war governor, were
held In the House. They consisted of
addresses by members of the Indiana del
egation and several others.
In the absence of Speaker Henderwon,
who has gone to New York. Dalzcll (Rep.
Pa.) was designated as Speaker pro tem..
ana presided at tne session. Flfty-thre
pension bills favorably acted upon In com
mittee of the whole yesterday were
At 1 o'clock, the exercises in connec
tion with the acceptation of the statue of
Governor Morton began. Steele (Rep.
T--t j - ... v.ii . ., .
Ind.), dean of the Indiana delegation, de
livered: tho first address. Steele was fol
lowed by Mlers. Crumpacker and l)yer
street, all of Indiana, who spoke 'elo
quently of the deeds of the UIustr'o;
Hooe'or. The other speakers were Gros
venor (Rep. O.). Griffith (Dem. Ind.). Hem
enway (Rep. Ind.). Brick (Rep. Ind.),
Alexander (Rep. N. Y.), Faris (Rep. Ind.),
Cannon (Rep. I1L) and Watson (Rep.
Ind.). " ' '
" WASHINGTON, vAprll 14. The Presi-
dent today sent tho following nominations
to the Senate:
To be surgeons In the Marine Hospital
Service of the United States Passed
Assistant Surgeon R. M. Woodward, of
Indiana: Passed Assistant Surgeon George
T. Vaughan. of Virginia; . Passed Assist
ant Surgeon Thomas B. Perry, of Georgia.
COE1JR rVALEXB HEARING.
General Merrlam'a Talk at -the Busi
ness Men's Meeting.
WASHINGTON. April 14. Connor Mal
lott continued his testimony tocly In the
Coeur d'AIene Investigation. He said he
was present at tho private meeting at
Wardrier called by business men. with
a view to committing General Merrlam
to 'the permanent establishment of mar
tial law in the Coeur d'Alcnes. General
Merrlam stated at the meeting, however,
that he was unalterably opposed to such a
permanent policy; that It would amount to
taking that section of the state and plac
ing It under Federal Jurisdiction, and
the state should assume full control ol
affairs at the earliest possible moment.
It was the witness' understanding that
General Merrlam stated that Congress
should enact a law malting membership
of unions a crime. He had so reported
to his paper, the Spokesman-Review, but
subsequently Merrlam had pointed out
that his language, had been misconstrued.
It was witness' understanding that Mer
rlam stated that organizations of a crim
inal character should be repressed by
J Congress. It was Merriam's version of
the statement, the witness said, that his
objections were, not to unions, but to the
criminal actr which they might resort to.
No shorthand notes of Merriam's remarks
were made. The whole purport of Mer
riam's remarks, the witness said, at an
other point, was against the alleged crim
inal organizations which had developed in
the Coeur d'Alenes, and not against the
labor organizations In general. The Inves
tigation went over until Monday.
Project Launched for Its Reassem
bling. WASHINGTON, April 14. The meeting
of the diplomatic representatives of the
three Americas at the Bureau of American
Republics today resulted In the success
ful launching, from an International stand
point, of the project of the reassembling of
the Pan-American Congress. There were
present the Mexican Ambassador, Senor
Asplroz; the Chilean Minister, Senor Vi
cuna; the Brazilian Minister, Senor Ds
Assis-Brasll; the Haytlen Minister. Mr.
Leger; the Guatemalan Minister. Senor
Lazo Arrlaga; the Costa RIcan Minister,
Senor Calvo: the Venezuelan Charge. Sen
or Pulido; the Colombian Minister, Senor
Caldcron, and Mr. Stewart, the Consul
General for Uruguay." The members
agreed upon a proposition that the execu
tive committee of the bureau should bo
charged with drawing up a programme for
the proposed International Congress. This
programme will be submitted by the Min
isters to their respective Governments for
approval and amendment.
Proclamation of the State of Acre
RIO DE JANEIRO. March lS.-The
government of Brazil has received a com
munication from the self-styled govern
ment of the Independent State of Acre
saying that they had proclaimed the in-
aepenaence ot the terrltnrv whlh T,u
had donated to Bolivar, although Inhab
ited exclusively by Brazlllaci to the
number o. 25.000. and that In those cir
cumstances the Brazilian Government had
no rteht to dictate their mode of proce
dure, but that if Brazil p'roposed to claim
the district as Brazilian terijtory. the
revolution would be at an end.
Advices from Montevideo nnnoun-e
that Eva Canel. the female agent of the
Spanish Government, who is endeavoring
to effect an organization of a Latin-American
trade alliance, is expected to arrive
there shortly from Rio Grando do Sul.
Ilnnker (le Pleaded 'Gnllty.
BOSTON. Mass.. April 14.-Charles H.
Cole, ex-prcsldent of tho Globe National
Bank, under Indictment for embezzlement'
and misappropriation of funds of the
bank, pleaded guilty today In the United
States District Court. Sentence will be
pronounccel later. On motion of District
Attorney Jones, Cole's bait was Increased
from $50,000 to $75,000. The specific counts
of the Indictment to which Cole pleaded
guilty are three, to which exceptions had
been taken. The exceptions were over
ruled by the District Court and- the United
States Court of Appeals.
Weatern Dnnnna Combine.
CHICAGO. April ll.-The name of the
new corporation organized by the banana
dealers in this city last night Is the
National Banana Jobbers; & Importers'
Association. The members of the new or
ganization will be confined to the list of
those belonging to the old Banana Job
bers Association. - When fllllV ri-nlr-l
th'e Western people will control fully SO
per cent of the trade West of Pennsyl
vania, the object being ,to cover all New
Orleans Importations. It Is expected that
10 vessels will be chartered.
Yonnu Dewey Will Help Chicago.
CHICAGO, April 14.-George Dewey. Jr..
will help show his father the sights when
the Admiral comes to town. May 1. The
sailor chieftain's son. who Is a full-fledged
young Chicago business man. called at
Dewey Day headqyarters. to confer with
the committee on reception. OeorrA .ir
l looked over the "plan and scope." said he
mougnt ms rather would like It. and ac
cepted the chairman's Invitation to become
a member of the committee and help the
old folks enjoy themsejves.
Dally Treasury Statement.
WASIUNGTON. April 11. Today's state
ment of the Treasury balances In the
general fund, exclusive of the $150,000,000
gold reserve In the division of redemption,
Available cash balance... $150,164.0-3
CRUISE OF THE BEAR
Many Government Officials
Going to Cape Nome.
CUTTER PREPARED TO FIGHT ICE
Frye, Dolllver, Fairbanks and Ex.
Governor Wolcott Are Named aa
WASHINGTON. April 14. The first ves
sel that will start for Capo Nome is the
Bear, which will sail from Seattle on the
23th. This Is a revenues, cutter and a good'
ice boat. She has made many trips in
Bearing Sea, and was one of Schley's
vessels that went to the rescue of tho
Greely party. It is expected that the Bear
will have to fight Ice In Behring Sea for
about three weeks, as the earliest that a
vessel ever reached St. Michael was
Juno 13, and tho Bear was once driven
back by the Ice on July 8. The Bear will
take a number ot Government officers be
sides her regular quota of officers and
crew, which go regularly for patrol duty
In Alaskan waters. There will be Colonel
Wright. Deputy Collector of Internal Reve
nue, who will be stationed at Nome City;
also Lieutenant Jarvis, f the Revenue
Marine Service, who goes on special duty,
outside of the ship's regular complement.
A special agent of the Treasury. Dr.
Sheldon Jackson, and Supervisor Kelly, of
the Census Office, tire also scheduled to
go on tho Bear. Dr. Jackson goes as the
educational agent of the Interior Depart
ment, and Kelly will probably have an as
sistant to help take the census, and will
also be assisted by tho officers of the
Revenue Cutter Service. The "General Land
Office also desires to send a special agent on
tho Bear, because of the uncertain condi
tions regarding mining claims. Captain
Shoemaker, chief of tho Revenue Cutter
Service, says that a part of the Bear's car.
go has been removed In order to mako
room for these officers, and that they wlit
bo given only the scantiest kind of ac
commodations, owing to the limited ca
pacity of the vessel. Other revenue cut
ters are expected to sail about May 20.
when" they will probably take additional
Government officers to the far north.
A number of Vice-Presidential possibil
ities are brought to the front In articles
In the Eastern papers. Among the number
are Frye of Maine. Dolllver of Iowa. Fair
banks of Indiana, and ex-Governor Wol
cott ot Massachusetts, besides Long and
Woodruff, heretofore mentioned. Wol
cott of Colorado has also been mentioned,
but he is an utter Impossibility. The best
suggestion made 13 Frye of Maine, but ir
Is doubtful whether he would desire to
relinquish the present position he has In
tho senate to become the Vice-President.
Senator Chandler today. In speaking of
the Vice-Presidential situation, condemned
severely the Impression that seems to have
got abroad that McKlnley and Hanna
are to select the Vice-President. He said
that the delegates ought to have that
much to say In the National convention.
Spooner's Philippine Bill.
Senator Spooncr, the author of the bill
for the government of the Philippines.
said today that his bill could In no way
cnange the tariff rates on goods coming
from the Philippines to the United States;
that such power Could not be delegated to
tho President-by Congress. It Is true that
the President did waive duties on goods
from the United. States going into Puerto
Rico, but he did not waive duties on goods
coming from Puerto Rico iCto the United
States, and full DIngley rates were
charged and will be charged up to the
time the new Puerto RIcan bill goes Into
effect. Senator Spooner says that tha
President has no power to change ex
isting custom duties on goods coming this
way. Just what the President has In con
templation regarding duties on goods go
ing to tho Philippines Is unknown.
Columbia River Emergency Fund.
Senator McBrlde today appeared and
made an argument' before the conferees
on the Indian appropriation bill in behalf
of his amendments to that bill. As tha
Klamath school Is provided for In tha
general appropriation bill, there 13 soma
opposition to retaining the amendments
for that school. In' speaking of amend
ments. Senator McBrlde said that If the
emergency river and harbor bill reaches
the Senate committee It will como from
tho committee with an emergency pro
vision for the Columbia River, and If it
finally passes, this provision will bo re
IllKbt of Wny Forfeited.
The Interior Department today declared
the right of way of the Portland. Lower
Columbia &. Eastern Washington Railway
forfeited because no section of the pro
posed road has been completed wlthm five
years. For months the Portland, Van
couver & Yakima Railroad Company has
been seeking action of this kind. The lat
ter company proposes to build to North
Yakima and other places.
Xext Republican Chairman.
There Is considerable discussion as to
who will be the chairman of the next
Republican National Committee, and tha
probabilities are that Hanna will finally
accept and manage the campaign as be
fore. If ho does not, there will be soma
difficulty In finding a man to take his
place, and it may be stated positively that
whoever Is selected will simply be a figure- '
head, and that Hanna will. In some man
ner, still be the power behind the throne,
and will have the direction of a largo
share of the work. This may be done
In order to avoid the complaints that have
been made of Hanna's management of af
fairs, although his advice and power may
be utilized In the canvass. Two men are
prominently mentioned as possible chair
man. Perry S. Heatb, the First Xsslstant
Postmastesr-General, and Charles G.
Dawes, the Controller of tho Currency.
Export Carload Rates.
NEW YORK, April 14. The trunk line
freight committee has adopted a new rule
regarding export carload rates. It is
claimed that Western shippers take ad
vantage of the export rates and do not
ship goods, but get the benefit of export
rates for local stuff. The matter has been
made the subject, at various times, ot
special Inquiry by the Interstate Com
merce Commission. It has. It is alleged,
been one of the most generally used means
of granting favors to large shippers, as It
has been a cloak that has made Investiga
tion, a-s a rule, futile. The export rate.
It will be recalled. Is about 2 or 3 cents
lower than the local rate. The old rule,
allowing shippers the benefit of export
carload rates, whether the freight goes to
one or more steamboat' lines. It Is ad
mitted, has been abused. This old rule
"On carload shipments of export freight.
no extra charge for harbor delivery will
be made when more than one delivery to
steamship lines Is required."
Prince ot Wales III.
COPENHAGEN, April It The Prince
of Wales is suffering with throat trouble,
and has consulted a specialist.