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AriTUKIA. OKKGOJi. THUUSDAY M'MNING. MAY II. IW,
Mil tUn Hi; II 1 Gift! :
Aro not miulfl from iho ncru-iil
or in t kindergarten school.
Eclipse Hardware Co.
Wo Cllvo Trnctltiu HtnmpM.
ioo Rolls of Matting
Of All Kinds.
Our own iinjorln!ioiif. (Juulity mul I'attciiis tin- U mid Intttt.
Chas. Heilborn & Son.
Have yoa Troable
In getting Nice, Tender, Fresh MeatsP
Golden Pheasant and Corvallis Flour
Are very popular brands. Wo sell
them and guarantee satisiaction.
Every day by express.
New (tooils of all kinds coiiMiuitly arriving.
ROSS, HIGGINS & CO
The Assortment oi Neat Clothing, for Boys, which we have gathered
this spring is the most complete this ttwn has ever seen. Our
rapidly growing BOYS' CLOTHING BUSINESS aided us on to
greater efforts, and we never showed a more comprehensive line
of Stylish Clothing, that will stand rough usage, before.
4 " i
Boy'a J-plfoe double breaated Raafer iult,
tailor made, aewed not to rip. color
navy blue: a to I. per ult ... Jl.!!
New Crape and
Waterman Mountain Pens
I lux I )rcirnlccl I'm per
(i ml Kn Vcloprx ioc.
ntOMAGE DB IirtlK.
Etc.. Etc., Etc
Boy'i all wool Suit, litrge tailor collar,
braid trimmed, nice dark mixed oolor;
agot 4 to I; per iult I1.H
Boy'a All Wool SutU. black day worat
ed, double aeat and knee, warranted not
to rip; a very dreaiy ault; ages to 14;
per ault 15.50
Duy' All Wool Suit, tnvlaable (ray
mixed plaid; we recommend this ault
to wear well; nge 5 to 14 yrari; per
lloy'a Knee Pnnta. JOo JCc, S5o, 40c and (Oct
lioy'a Blouse, made of beet quality per.
cole, the well made brand, 10c 25c, and
Youth'a All Wool Brown Mixed CiiBsl.
mere Suit; long pants; tailor made; per
Youth'a AJ1 Wool Scotch Tweede Suit;
nice mlxlures, the most perfect fitting
suit; wo rei'ommend the wearing of thlt
suit; per suit 17.50
Youth'a Long Panta of all wool; nice
mixed colors; per pair II 25
We have a lnrg asiortment of rapt of
all desortptlont for boya and youth from
B cerrte up.
Ttoy't Suspendera; good elaetlo webbing;
nice pattern, pair Wo
Improved Mikado and
They at. lh I'mpl'i: and mot; effloitnt
Separator! mad. Kcr salt t1
Foard & Stoke Co. Astoria
Wilt lit), it; to will the rook.
Stnr ICstnte Kniige
F.tl.'y oil wh ue tt.em
!.' our brirr half the cookinir.
iMt "i n aiMitlonal rnn why thir.
Noiild be Btir K.!a:w Bang. In jrour
kf.i hrti Thr t.f them previ nta worry
W. J. Wl'I.LT. Afont,
31 Bond 8irt.
SWISS WATCH REPAIR SHOP
Promptly flatd anu repair.
Alarm Clocks Iroin uj.
WarranUMl. 110 Elovi-ntli St.
N.it to Postal Tdarrapk
J. A. Fastabend
lloust'-iuoviiig Tools for Kent.
Half gallon heavy glas pltchera.
1 50 envelopes gool quality paper, tor.. Bo
jPequot edge baby ribbon, all colors,
10 yards for 5
i All Bilk veiling, all shades, per yard.. Sj
! IjuIIcs summer corsets, good and
j strong, pslr
jI.orKe cake of casteel eonp and wash
rug, per cake 5f
2 doien violet flowers for 7o
Iirge bunoh 4-Inch wire hair pins,
Sterling silver thimbles, each 5c
2 dozen h.'oks and eyes for lo
Children's fast black hoso. pair 6Vic
Lnrpe bottle vaseline, per bottle 5c
Beauty pain, good gold plaie, 3 for.... fio
Pompadour hair rolle, each 10c
8 oi. carpet tacks, per package lc
f"r : r..-t 1 ' 1
I U i I . . . '. 1
Members of Filipino Congress
Said to Be Strongly Op
posed to Further War.
MTARTHUR AT FERNANDO
! Fresh Troops Will Be Forwarded
j at Once-Fllfptoos En
' trenched at Bacolor.
'constitution for negros
The Natives Will Be Given Self-Cov-irnrneat
Co-operating With the
MANILA. May 1' 1.9' p m.-K'rti
n-iiivtd fr m (hi- Insurgent llnr whli-h,
lioiV.-r, hiiv. nut bro tonflrmed. a
th: a iin-i-tliiK of the Filipino cl e"
h. Ih-.ii hei'l at 3.i n Ilclro. Tlitre a
iiu qii'.rum pri tit. but In plt i f :h!
fan. oni.- buin-is was traiii-a ted
.The reports ail'l. that, u;ih"UKh thu
' im !t. nded mire nnnlly partUant of
: AguinaM'i, a sinim df.lre fur p ace
' Mat'T (Jwi.ral MaCAr'hur will pr-b-atilj
ri-nm'n at Hiin Fernando until fr'sh
ir.iops can ! furwaid-d to him from tli a
liliy to rriila.e aotnv of the voiun'.'-er.
(!;0 l.ave bcru cxUauslid from the l"ng
Fllipii.u rill, men to the number of ib
'are , titniuhid on th,- Hirer eldi- of
,ia.-il r Ttie Anierlian. however, are
fully l!e in hold out If Monday's at.
a. k w a specimen of the eni-my I flt;ht.
' log ability.
Th, fnuiij sutrs l'hlllpplnp comtnlf.
, .1 .n ban ln-en vinlii ring a pruvlnclal
omMtutl"n f"r Hie Inland of Negros.
wlili h was framed by Colonil Smith and
leadins natives. Il Is largely molded
afier the constitution of California.
1 While It hit many good points, the com.
mlm-ion will probably recommend a un.
Iform government for all the provinces.
Thl conmltutlon It Is Intended, will give
the native. if.government co-oix-ratlng
;lth the military regime.
The work on the constitution has been
apportioned to several members of the
, Philippine commiselon. The report of
President Schurmann will be special to
' the national, provincial and municipal
. governments. Colonel Chas. Denby will
connlder the organisation of the courts
and Professor Worcester will Investigate
' the tribal, physical and commercial
features In the lalands. All members of
I the communion are consulting with real.
; dent experts.
!.VN()TIIKK PKOTE9T AGAINST
IXX'TOR BRIGS RECEIVED.
Itiidiop Potter Refuses to C.lvc Out Any
S.uteinent as to Ills Purpose In
NKW ViiKK, .MAY I0.-Anoili.r formal
protest presenting the views of a larse
! number of Protcatant Episcopal clergy,
'in. ii aRuin.t the proposed ordination of
; the Rev. Dr. Itrlggs has been forwarded
i to Bishop Potter. The protest was the
jouuonie of a largely attended meeting
of the New T'Tk Cathollo Club, held at
St. Ignatius church and was unanlmualy
adopted It was decided by the members
of the club not to give out the protest
for puliili ailon until after It had reached
Bishop Potter's hands.
It Is utnlertoil, however, thut the pro
list calls attention to the religious prin.
ci pies of l'r. Brigs, as evidenced by
his writings and by hla sermons; points
out that doubt as lo his eligibility has
hem raised In many quarters; notea
that a strong demand for an Investiga
tion as to his standing and regularity
has been made; suggests the Impropriety
of a secret ordination and asks for the
appointment of a committee to Investi
gate the case, otherwise. It Is declared,
the danger of further dissension In the
church will be great and a rupture may
Bishop Potter still maintains his silence
In the matter and no sign whatever has
come from him as to his Intention and
purpose. When asked if he had anything
to say about the case he replied:
"Nothing whatever. I have been try.
Ing for several years to get reporters to
understand that I do not talk about my
affaire through the newspapers but you
all seem to be unable to grasp the sig.
nillcance of my declaration."
While Bishop Potter will not Indlcat
In any way his purpose, the growing
opinion throughout the Protestant Epis
copal circles Is now that the ordination
of lr. Brings will be postponed. The
clergymen who give this out as their
opinion aiv careful to state that It Is
nothing other than their opinions.
One of these Is the Rev. Dr. D-Costa.
who has written to Bishop Potter, stat
ing that he is prepared to bring a specific
charge against Dr. Brlggs.
FORRESTERS ELECT OFFICERS.
OREGON CITY. May 10 The grand
court of Forresters closed this afternoon,
ami the following ollhvrs Were elected:
Grand chief ranger. F. T. Rogers. Ore
gon City; grand sub-chief ranger, J. II.
.Mathews. Astoria: grand treasurer, Dr.
Edw. W. Dlcdrlrh. Portland; grand sec
retary, Sam. L. Kafka, Portland; grand
recording secretary, James Fisher. The
Dalles; grand senior wnodard, C. A.
Harrington, Coquille, grand junior wood
ard. O. N. Reynolds, McMlnnvllle; grand
senior beadle. Isadore nreenbaum.
Huletn; grand Junior bad!e, James Me.
Klnley. purrtand; Trustee., A. FrMman.
J. K. Illmhuld. J. II. Aliline, Portland;
'jeorge P. Topping, of Bullion, elcrte'l
nuprem n prrsentatiye.
The next grand court will be h-ld at
Ksletri In May, I'M.
f'fAIMH FOH INPMMNITY AT
JU IIX) MUAMjWKD,
Oeneral OH Molds That the Unl ed
Stat. U Not Responslbl.
for li mages,
NKW YORK. May 10.-A spec'al lo the
MeraU! from Washington, says:
MaJ'ir Central Otla has virtually d".
elded against the legality of claims for
Indemnity filed by resident, of Ilo Ho,
whove property was destroyed during the
operations Incident to the capture of that
city on February 11. Claimants who re
side in other countrlea are advised to pr.
sent their claims through ih govern,
menu of thur respective countries.
The claims, according to information
received here, are held by p't;ons of
various nationalities. Including Filipinos
and amount to several million dollars.
Herman residents at Ho Ilo ate raid to
tie among the principal claimants. In
response lo those claimants, 'neral Oil
has addreSKed lo them a circular letter,
a copy of which reached the war detart
mint today. Thl htter calls attention
at the outset to the fa. t that the claim,
presented vary largely In their statements
and offer no proof of actual ownership
by the claimant of property destroyed so
that even If liability of the United H'.ate.
were conceded no conclusions could b?
reached on the facta as presented.
The letter continue: i
'The claims 4n question are not re.
turned for submission of more complete
proof, In the view that the destruction
of property at Ilo Ilo. whether resulting
from the acts of t'ntled States forces or
the iti(in;ents. can furnish no valid
claims for Indemnity a against the
Milted Btat.s. It being held to be a gen.
erally ac epttd principle of International
law thai all property situated within the
theater of actual military op-ralons
whether belonging to citizens of foreign
;i)Wers. alhn residents or natives. Is
'nl')"-t to the causiialties of war and
jthat no liability Is Insured to Indemnify
J such own r f r 'the destruction of such
property resuming from legitimate bel
The geiitfiU further fay that the lia
bility of the United States to Indemnify
owners of the projrty. even If destroyed
In rebellion agalnm this country Vould
not exist. The only valid bais for claims
w uld be thr charge that the dea ruction
resulted from neglect by the I'nl.id
States army and Crctieral Otla adds:
"Such neglwt l not charged, nor an
It be truthfully alleged."
PACIFIC COAST CRACKER
AND CANDY TRUST
Ninety-tive per Cent of the Business
West of the Rocky Mountains
SAN FRANCISCO. May 10. A bi'cul:.
cracker and candy trust on this coaM
has finally been perfected. It has oeen
Incorporated under the lawa of New
Jersey and Is known as the Pacific
Coast Biscuit Company. It Is composed
of seven companies, which are represent
ed as controlling 86 per cent of tne
buslnea west of the Rockey mountains.
The American & Standard Biscuit Co.,
of San Francisco; Portland Cracker Co ,
of Portland; Washington Cracker Co..
of Spokane; Southern California Cracker
Co.. of Los Angeles; Oregon Cracker Co.,
of Portland, and the Seattle Cracker and
Candy Co.. of Seattle.
The capital stock of the new trust is
H.iMVi". John (J. Hanrahan. ihe repre
sentative of the New York banking and
brokeruge tlrm of Dean & Slilbhy. has
taken a leading part In the formation of
the trust In this city. He states th.it
prices are nut to be advanced by thv
PETETIONS TO SEND TROOPS
HOME BY SUEZ CANNAL.
Despite Appeals. However, Secretary Al
ger Will Order Troopships Across
th- PaclHc to San Framlseo.
WAM.iN'lT'iN, Hay 10. The secretary
of war has received earnest applications
from all the states west of the Mississippi
having volunteer troops In the Philip
pines, asking that these troops be brought
home to the' United States by way of
the Suei canal route Instead of across the
Pacltlc to San 'Francisco.
The applications cover every volunteer
organlxatlon In the Philippines and are
backed by the personal appeals of their
representatives of the various states now
In this city.
Secretary Alger has been compelled to
deny every one of these application.
The reasons given for the action of the
department are that It would be Inexped.
lent to take the troopships from their
regular station on the Pacific; that the
Sues route Is much longer and much mor
expensive, and that the route is regarded
as unsafe, owing to climatic conditions
at this season of the year.
TRANSPORTS FROM MANILA.
One Will Leave Every Day Now For
WASHINGTON. May 10. The following
dispatch has been received at the war
department: "Manila. May 10. -To Adju-
tunt-f.encral, Washington: The trans
port Pennsylvania left for San Fran, lsco
today. The Nelson leaves on the 11th;
the Cleveland on the 12th; and the St.
Paul on the 13th Inst. OTIS."
LAW SCHOOL ESTABLISHED.
SEATTLE. May 10. The board of uni
versity regents adopted a resolution to
day establishing a law dep.irtmett, and
appropriated to pay the salary of
.he dean and incidental .xpenges. A
resolution was also passed admitting free
of tuition 10 students, annually from Cn.
ba. Porto Rico, Hawaii and the Philip
pines. HIGH PRICED SEAT.
NEW YORK. May 10.-A teat on the
stock exchange was sold today for $40 000,
th,. highest sum ever paid.
Natives of Finland Forsaking:
Their Homes by Thous
ands for America.
MANY PARISHES DESERTED
Terror of the New Military Law
Driving the Younj Men
From the Country.
A COLONY FOR CANADA
iwommmee Letters nannicr 10 ac
J. ... f A- f -
cure a Suitatte District for
LONDON. May 1') Newt has reached
Io!id on of the startling reply by Finland
to the ciar's attempts at Rusaificavlon.
For tome time past the beat of Finland
young men have been emigrating to
America at the rate of 500 weekly. Al
ready fr. m some parishes every roan of
military age has set out. leaving farms
' t. ibe care of old people and women.
N w. however, a much larger exodut It
! beir.g planned to Canada, where commlt-
tee leader Kill go In June to secure a
' suitable district for a colony.
! Th great terror to the Finns la the
jnew military law. which threatens to
' send them to any part of the Russian
, empire f' r five yeart' service and which
compels them to stay In their own parish
' another 12 yeart In order to be ready for
' eervti e in the reserve. The conditions
of the Finnish military law were two
,vrs' service, and only W) conscript
' wtre chosen every year. The standing
army was fixd at VUH at the most, and
: soldiers were not to leave the country,
i The Russian law. on the other hand.
! means a standing army of at leas: MOW.
1 ..r double that If the Russian phytical
'standard Is adopted, as Kroupatkln de-
I The cxar has still refused to give his
war minister a free hand In this matter,
out this fac: suggests small hope to the
Finns, who prefer to seek a new country
under the British flag.
Ieanhiie, Russian Tartar p'ddlers.
Inspired by the new governor-general,
are visiting every parish throughout
Finland, proclaiming to Ignorant people
among the peasantry that under the
Russian law every man will have his
own piece of ground and be free 'mm all
IKH'K LABORERS STRIKE
NEAR I NO SETTLEMENT"
Prospect That the liiocade on the Buffalo
Docks Will be Kais'd and Men Will
BUFFALO. May lO.-The trouble be
tween Contractor Connors and the grain
shovlers is nearer a settlement tonight
than at any time since the shipping sea.
son i pened. The prospects are now that
betcr,. the end of the week the whole
matter will be straightened out. The
sjrain blockade will be raised and ihe men
will be at ' work.
Between the lime when the meeting
.f Ihe grain shovters. at which Bishop
yuigliy submitted his report of the Mon
day uight conference with the lake car
riers. tnded this afternoon and at 13
o'clock the situation changed completely.
This afternoon the grain shovelcrs ami
their Uaders and advisers were appar
ently tlrm in their determination to ac.
cept no compromise. Tonight the leaders
were prepared to moke terms along the
lines laid down in the last propositoti
made by the lake carriers, which pro
vided for the appointment of a general
superintend nt who would have the en.
lire charge of the unloading of (train at
this port, and which would be a big
point for Bishop Quigley. and Is said to
be acceptable to the lake carriers and
to Contractor Connors.
CAPTAIN BARKER TO COME HOME.
.'"WASHINGTON. May :0 .- Captain
Barker, senior officer of Dewey's fleet
ami commander of the battleship Oregon,
will be the next commanding officer to
come home. The navy dtparimcnt has
arranged for Captain Geo. F. Wilde, at
j present In command of the Boston, a'so
at Manila, to relieve him. The cruiser
Boston Is also to come to the United
States. She will cross to San Francisco
and will b, extensively overhauled and
altered at the Mare Island navy yard.
I iK FAULTING CASHIER LOCATED.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 10 The first
'tiue to the whereabouts of S. M. Find-
lay the defaulting cashier of San Louis
Obispo, who has been arrested In Peru,
was furnished by himself. On reaching
Juarez, Mexico, he mailed the keys of
hla safe to his friend. The postmark on
Makes the food more
I the package showed which way he had
gone. A Plnkerton detective waa put
on hit trail and after a long ehaat,
through Central and South America,
he wa located In Lima, where he wa
known at Miller. He will be returned
for trial through the courtesy of the
Peruvian government. He wat formerly
a department clerk In Washington and
bore an excellent reputation. Hla short
age amounted to about I13.0OO.
The meeting Attended by Large Crowds
-Great Rebel Tea From the Atsero.
blag Heater Discussion.
CHARLESTON, B. C, May lO.-Fully
i 25.000 visitors and Confederate veterans
I are here today attending the annual re
! union of the Confederate Veterans' Boris.
ty. The feature of the day was the p
rade of veterans, preceded by re.union
'ex.rcl.es at the new Auditorium. Ten
j thousand veterans were in line when Ihe
i procession moved. When General C. L.
j Walker called the first .etslon of the re
I union to order wMb the gavel ued at
! the session of the assembly In 1W0, over
j 7V people were In the audience. Thou.
I sands were turned away,
j The address of welcome was delivered
by Lieutenant-Governor McSweeney. Hla
I reference to South Carotin and Charles,
jton. at the cradle of secession brought
I forth a rebel yell. The yell was caught
' up by the crowd on the outside, and
pa-sed along tor blocks. General Walker
I Introduced General John B. Gordon,
commander-in-chief of the United Con.
'federate Veterans. The audience aro.
and for several minutes shouted like
demons. Every tentence of hi speech
; was applauded.
1 In the convention thlt afternoon the fol
' lowing resolution wat Introduced by Oen.
( eral Stephen D. Lee. of Mississippi:
! "Whereas, in Atlanta, Georgia. Dcem
ber JO. ISM. the president of the United
States of America gave utterance to the
sentiment 'that the time hat come when
the United Statet ehould share In cirine;
for the graves of the Confed-rate dead' ''
; "Whereas, thlt utterance of the chief
executive of the nation demands from us,
the survivors of our deaj comrades In
arms, a frank and generous response t
so lofty and magnanimous a sentiment,
therefore be be it
"Resolved, by the United Confederate
Veterans, in annual convetlon assembled.
,that in this act of Pretldent McKinley
;and In it repetition by our brethern of
the north, we recognlxe authorative evi
dence that we are again a united peopl
and one In a determination to exhibit
t.. the world the gentler as well as
sterner traits of American character,
and that we accept the siatement of or
chitf exictutive In the spirit In which It
wa. made, belleveing that such legiala.
t;on by the general government as b
ha suggesteJ would show c early tho
advance that the American people have
achieved In those higher virtues that
adorn great nation."
A motion was made to adopt the report.,
hut Dr. Jones, of Virginia, moved a an
amendment to refer It to the committee
, J. M. Bushee. of North Carlonla. de
clared the line was Indelibly drawn be
tween the graves of the north anJ the
south. I "The federal government can decorate
the graves of the north, but the graves
of our southern heroes are In the keep
ing of other hands." he shouted, waving
his hands toward the ladies.
A heated, and at times hitter, discus,
slon followed. The amendment was final
ly carried and the resolutlono were re-
BUT DEWEY lOX'T WANT TO.
DENVER, May lo. Mayor Johnson
will give his support to the efforts being
made, by Mayor Phelan, of San Fran,
cis.'o. to have Admiral Dewey come by
way of San Francisco on his homeward
trip. Shaking of the matter, the mayor
says: - '
"If Admiral Dewey comes by way of
San Francisco, he will give the whole
country an opportunity to greet him be
fore he reaches home In Vermont. I
will aid the western cities ail I can! I
tak,. It for granted that the citizens of
Denver are anxious to greet him and
will be as warm In that greeting as the
citizen of any other city In the coun.
TRANSPORT FOR REINDEER.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 10. The steam
schooner Albion has been selected by the
government as a transport for reindeer.
In a few days she will follow the rev
enue cutter Bear to Seattle, and from
there will accompany her to Petropaul.
ovsky, where Sheldon Jachson will pick
out 500 reindeer for the service of the
United States. The deer will be dehornea
and placed on board the Albion and from
there will be taken to Port Clarence,
from which point they will be dlstrlb.
tiled throughout the districts where they
THE WORLD'S BICYCLE MEET.
MONTREAL. May 10. A race program
has been drawn up by the International
World's bicycle meet here, beginning
August 1. Three thousand dollurs Is to
: he given In prizes for the professional
events. The prizes range rom J250 for
! thr first man In the 500 kilometre profes
sional race, down to $;: for fourth place.
BANKER DIES SUDDENLY.
SAN DIEGO, May 10. William M.
Keir, a banker of fronton, Ohio, who Uas
been sojourning with his wife In this
city, dropped dead yesterday. Heart
disease was the cause.
delicious and wholesome
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