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COAST LEAGUE PORTLAND AND SEATTLE MAY HAVE TWO CLUBS EACH. DUCOALE WILL NOT QUIT Baseball War Probable in the Two Coast Cities the Coming Season. Portland, Ore., Dec. 11.-Portland and Seattle are to join with San Fran cisco, Los Angeles, Oakland and Sac ramento in the formation of a Pacific coast baseball league. The Portland Pacifi-e league club controls the pres ent grounds, and if there is also a Northwest league club here it will have to secure new quarters. The promoters of the Seattle Pacific lea gue club have leased new grounds, the Northwest league people having S.osession of those used last season. It is believed President Lucas of the Northwest league will see that both Portland and Seattle have clubs in that organization next year. Fight to the Finish. Seattle, Dec. 11.-Henry Harris of San Francisco, the baseball magnate, who is in Seattle with Jack Marshall of the Portland team, said tonight that Portland had jumped the Pacific Northwest league, and that unless Manager Dugdale joined forces with the new combination, California, Ore gon and Washington, another team would be placed in Seattle. Manager Dugdale did not give Harris a direct reply, but Dugdale will not desert the Northwest league. If another club is placed in Seattle it will be a fight to a finish. George Lamping, county auditor, is named as the leading local light in the new organization, which is alleged to have already secured grounds. Gus Klopf, formerly third baseman for Seattle, and Charles 'Schwartz of San Francisco, last sea -son's captain of the Seattle team, are sa4d to be associated with Lamping In the new team. "Portland has already jumped," said Harris, "and Seattle will either join us or there will be two clubs in Seat tle next year. We had a prosperous season this year. but we want these two northern cities to add interest to the race. We have eight months of baseball, and while it is true that the Seattle team will have to open and close the season away from home. she will have games all during the summer months, closely bunched. With this organization we think we will have the third strongest league in the country. Dugdale has all along opposed consolidation. We think. however. that some consideration is due him, and we will give him a chance to take a piece of stock and come in with us. If he does not, then the company already organized will put in a team in Seattle, and Seat lie will be asked to support two teams. Men here have secured grounds centrally located and will be gin the erection of stands and, pro pare for the opening of the season." Harris, with Lamping and Marshall, ,!uade a straight, proposition to Dug dale to desert the Pacific Northwest league, but Dugdale replied: "This is too sudden; give me time." He was given until tomorrow morning. Dug dale is for the Pacific Northwest lea gue first, last and all the time. "The Pacific Northwest league," said Dug dame tonight, "will not give up one of its town, IT Purtland has jumped we will put in another team there. If this new combination wants to put a team in Seattle, all right. It means a baseball war, fought to a finish. We will either wrin fighting or go down "I know men with money who stand ready to put it up for a franchise for Portland. The Pacific Northwest lea gue is a member of an aggregation compritng 15" minor leagues, and we will put up a solid front against this invasion of our territory. War will prove a bad thing for the game. We will all lose money, but if war is forced, we will not dodge the issue." While Harris is in Seattle trying for the dismemberment of the Pacific Northwest league, President Lucas is in California with unlimited power from the minor league association to get California into the association. COSTLY SUBJECTION. Chicago Tribune: The commis sioner of Indian affairs says that from the founding of the government down to 1890 $845,000,000 was spent in sub duing and controlling the Indians and $240,000,000 for the education and care of their children. This is a large bill, though it is not to be compared with thai for the civil war. The com missioner's figures do not give the full cost of the subjugation of the In. dians. So that white men might oc cupy this continent in peace Indian wars began soon after colonies were founded in Virginia and New England, and were carried on at intervals dur ing a century and a half of colonial existence. To find what it really cost to get rid of the Indians it will be necessary to add to the expenditures of the national government those of the colonies and also those of the British government prior to the Dec laration of Independence. Allowance must be made also for the fact that the purchasing power of money was greater two and a half centuries ago than it is now and that an expendi ture of $1,000 in King Phipil's war meant much more than an expendi ture of $1,000 in modern Indian war. From first to last the Indians have cost the whites a sum out of all pro portions to their numbers. It has been no simple matter to make this country an abode for civilized men. THE PRESIDENT'S HORSES. His Private Stock Noted for Sweet Temper. President Roosevelt maintains the largest stable of any of his predeces sors of recent years, reports the Brooklyn Eagle. His "string" includ es a couple of splendid jumpers, two carriage horses, two saddle horses for women, a polo pony and a diminu tive "calico" pony. These animals are all the personal property of the president, and are separate and dis tinct from the horses that are fur nished by the government for the official use of the president. Neither 1 President McKinley nor President t Cleveland was given to horseback riding, but the former would frequent 3 ly take the reins for a drive through I the surrounding country with Mrs. McKinley. President Harrison kept 1 only three horses. President Arthur r had a splendid stable of thorough t breds, and his horses were a distinct 3 feature of the White House establish 3 ment. The president's favroite horse is Bleistein; who has a wide reputation I as a jumper. He is a noble looking 1 animal, being a pure bay with a white 1 star in his forehead. If President 1 Roosevelt feels the need of some 3 vigorous exercise, he calls for Bleis tein and orders his Australian saddle to be placed on the horse's back. He Ithen rides slowly but Connecticut avenue, until he encounters the dirt I roads beyond Rock creek bridge. Then a wild ride invariably follows over the roughest course that can be pick ed out, including some stiff jumps over dlitches and fences that would t try the seat of an expert cavalryman. 3 Bleistein is a noted hurdler, having t cleared the bars at six feet. Last I spring the president took him out to the Chevy Chase hunt course and had a photographer stand by while he went over the jumps. The lens caught the rider and horse as they were clearing a five foot eight jump and the president sent the pictures to a number of his friends. Renown is the stable companion of t Bleistein, and is himself a jumper 1 of no mean ability. He is a ,real 1 brown and a trifle larger than Bleis 1 tein. He gets over the rails at five feet six without much difficulty. The carriage iorses are a well matched 1 pair of bays, named Judge and Gen eral. Yagenka is Mrs. Roosevelt's favorite saddle horse. This we:k the polo pony of the president was ship ped to Washington from Oyster Bay, - and now occupies a stall at the White tHouse stable. His name is Black 3 Diamond, and although he still has Smuch of the fire and spirit of the old - former days, his sporting times are - past, for the president would prob Sably hesitate to subject himself and - lack Diamond to the dangers of a ~polo game now. In the last stall is I the little "calico" pony, with the long Sname of Algonquin. He belongs to tArchie, and is led out for a canter 3 every day after school hours. Algon Squin is only thirty-four inches high, I and seems lost in the big stall he ocupies. All the horses of the president's family are remarkably gentle and sweet tempered, not one of them be ing the slightest bit vicious. They occupy the stalls on the north side of the stable. In the stalls on the south side are quartered ten animals that were furnished by the quarter master of the army. They are for the use of the official staff of the White House, four of them being re served for Secretary Cortelyou and Assistant Secretaries Loeb and Barnes. Uncle Sam is very generous in supplying livery for his high of ficials, all the cabinet officers and chief officers of each department; in cluding the White House, being pro vided with horses and carriages. While they are supposed to be for official use only, it is not surprising to learn that they are called upon to answer all demands. Don't be imposed upon by taking sub stitutes offered for Foley's Honey and Tar. Sold by Holmes & Rixon. PLAYING CAME OF POLITICS t DEMOCRATS IN SENATE WILL e INDORSE PRESIDENT. f : STRAIGHT ANTI-TRUST BILL o Without Tariff Features Heretofore Insisted On, Will Receive Their Support. e Washington, Dec. 12.-Rather a pe 5 culiar situation is developing in con gress concerning anti-trust legisla tion. While it has been conceded from the outset, and is regarded as certain, that the house of representa tives will pass a bill along the lines t of President Roosevelt's message, doubts and uncertainties have been e freely expressed relative to the fate of any bill in the senate. But early this week things took a new turn in the upper legislative I- branch of congress. Several demo a cratic senators have decided to vigor ously support an anti-trust bill, and some of them will hasten to prepare s speeches in indorsement of the pres e ident. Heretofore the democratic conten tion has been to couple tariff revision e as the panacea for the trust evil. It r was proposed that the duty should t be taken off trust made goods in or der that the great aggregations of consolidated capital might be proper ly restrained. But the new democratic program in the senate has cut out that feature. r And in so doing the senators who have decided to support a straight-out anti trust bill will play a game of politics. There is a 'corterie of democrats composed of Bailey of Texas, Patter son of Colorado, Carmack of Tennes see, Dubois of Idaho, Bacon of Georgia and the inevitable Tillman, who will urge the anti-trust bill and speak in its behalf. Their theory is this: That the republican leaders in the senate do not want any legislation passed at this session aside from the regular appropriation bills, and a few other measures like immigration and the amended bankruptcy law. The claim is made that Aldrich, Hanna, Elkins, Hale, Platt of New York, and Platt, of Connecticut, in d fact, a majority of eastern senators, hope to have the democrats couple the tariff with the trust question, and thus prevent legislation at this ses sion. It is an interesting situation from Ssany standpoint. THINGS WORTH KNOWING Bits of Scrapbook Wisdom on Various Household Topics. For relieving hoarseness, try the following mixture: To the white of an egg add the juice of one lemon and a tenspoonful of sugar and take a teaspoonful at frequent intervals un til the voice is cleared. If a dainty bit of neckwear or a light blouse has acquired an unsightly spot, rub both sides of the cloth well with a cake of magnesia and lay away for d day or two. When the magnesia has been dusted off the spot will in most instances have disappeared. Before using lamp chimneys, put them on a stove in a basin of warm water and bring to the boiling point, tlen allow them to cool slowly and they will break much less readily when used. Be careful that they do not come in contact with each other while boiling, as they will be very liable to break. One careful housewife always puts the name in the rubbers of all of her family in ink; also a label with name high up on umbrella handle inside; in boys' caps, shopping bags, lunch box or basket. This saves endless confusion and is economy. * * * A woman who suffers from pers piring palms lines each glove with a piece of very thin oil silk covered with thin muslin. The silk is pasted down on the inside of the glove with just a suspicion of pure gum arabic mucilage applied so dry that it can not stain through. Oil silk is the material of which the ordinary dress shields are made. She says the pres ence of the lining is not noticeable in any way when the glove is on the hand, and works marvels in keeping the hand covering intact. * * * In trying to hem liberty silk on the machine women have great trouble because of its being dragged into the feeder and chewed up. The idea of putting a strip of paper between the cloth plate and the liberty silk and sewing* them, together remedies the evil as the paper may easily be torn away. * * * Don't add stale bread and butter, sandwiches to the crumb basket. Put them into a toaster still laid together and toast rapidly over a clear red fire on both sides. Serve hot. You will find them delicious, crisp outside soft, warm and buttered inside. If it is a sandwich which has a chopped meat or nut mixture between, toast in the same fashion, then pour over a hot, thin white sauce. This makes a delicious luncheon or supper dish. Apples are now at their best, abund ant in quantity, excellent in quality and reasonable in price. Use them freely every day. No pie is more ac ceptable than a well-made apple pie, but the fritters and pudding for which directions are given below are an agreeable variation. Apple Fritters-Beat one egg until very light, add one-fourth cup of milk, one tablespoon of melted butter, One fourth teaspoon of salt, and flour sufficient to make almost a drop bat ter. Beat it thoroughly and let it stand at least an hour to swell the flour. Beat again just before using. Core and pare three apples and cut in half-inch rings. Sprinkle with sugar and spice. Dip each slice in the batter, taking up only as little as possible, and cook in deep, hot fat. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve with roast duckling. Apple Pudding-Pare, core and thop fine enough tart apples to make one pint. Mix with them one cup of stale (not dried) soft white bread crumbs. Beat the whites of four eggs until stiff, then beat the yolks until quite thick, add to them one-fourth cup of sugar, which has been creamed with one tablespoon of butter, add one-half teaspoon of salt, one-half tea spoon of allspice. Stir this into the crumbs, then add the whites, and when well mixed pour it into small cups, well greased, and let them steam one hour. Serve hot with hard sauce. WHY THE ROW. St. Paul Dispatch: The British and German ministers resident to Vene zuela have delivered ultimatums, and closing up their offices, have taken ship aboard the warships of their re spective countries, where they wait the reply of President Castro. He issues a proclamation addressed to the surrounding atmosphere, but is silent upon the ultimatum, which puts it up to him to pay some debts due English and German citizens or get his custom houses taken over and ad ministered for the benefit of the cred itors. How did Venezuela come to get into the Englishman's and Ger man's debt? It is the old story; one we in Minnesota heard much of in the years prior to 1881. A poor coun try desiring railways; a foreign cor rore lion willing to build if the state will guarantee interest on bonds; roads built; cry of fraud raised by state: payments stopped; negotia tions. and now warships. Years ago some Venezuelan presi dent ,elected by bullets, desirous, pro ably, of laying up a retiring fund in Paris on which to live when the next selection by bullets ousted him and installed the victor, gave conces sions for the building of four or five rail,-way lines, and he and his con gr:.ar also agreed to guarantee the in terest at 7 per cent on bonds issued by the companies if the companies failed to earn enough over operating expenses to pay it, which, of course, they were expected to do. The bonds were taken by the Nord Deutscher Lbdan and the Disconto Geschellschaft, Gci man financial institutions. Vene ~loula claims that these banks, at the instance of Krupp, furnished the equipment for the railways at a fig ur -o extravagant that the cost of building was $145,000 a mile. As if Ibis was not enough, Venezuela says, the roads were managed at an annual expense of $6,500 a miles, so as to leave no surplus with which to pay the interest on the bonds. Meantime the years rolled along, each bringing its bill for interest which was not paid, the president being engaged in fighting some other fellow who wanted to be president, or else in getting out of the country be cause the fellow who wanted to be was too much for him. When the ar rearages of interest had run into the millions and pressure was brought for payment Venezuela made a loan of $10,000,000, whichthe Disconto Geschallschaft financed on a commis sion of 20 per cent, besides applying $5,200.000 on something or other, but not on the bonds. Anyway, the debt is as big as ever, and the interest ac count bigger than before. This is Venezuela's side of the story. Prob ably there is some truth in it. For eigners do not build railroads in such countries for their health. A NATION'S GRATITUDE. New York Tribune: The annual pension bill falls little short of a total of $140,000,000. The surrender at Ap pomattox took place more than thirty seven years ago. Republics are not THE WEEK'S SOCIAL DOINGS' The poverty ball given by the Rag time Vihist club in the Daniel Boone cabin iuesday evening was as much enjo; ed by the participants as it was unique in character. It had been planned to take place a little later in the season but owing to the ap proaching departure of Miss Marion Panton, who has been a member of the club, it was decided that it should take the place of the regular meet ing Tuesday evening. The idea of abject poverty was carried out in ev ery particular. The invitations were ragged, so were the programs, as were the dancers. But while it was distinctly understood that all should come in rags and patches, at the same time there was a stipulation that all should wear only the club colors, red, yellow and green. Perhaps the gay colors conteracted the squalor of the rags. Whatever the reason may have been ,a jollier party never assembled in the cabin, which has been the scene of so many happy gatherings. Of course the excellent music, provided by Messrs. Charles Whitney, and Earl Morse helped very much to enliven the proceedings. Rather than have a lack of harmony anywhere, the re freshments provided were in keeping with everything else, but never was a banquet more enjoyed. he mem bers of the club, who wle all pres ent, were Misses Georgia McConnell, Lena Richtman, Lilian Allen, Laura Reed, Marion Panton, Blanche Nickey, and Messrs. L. Worthington, F. De Clergue, H. Wilson, H. Coleman, J. Hoyt and H. Kel sey. The guests were the Misses Patti Buchanan, Alice McCormick, Isabelle Martin, Marie Sleeper and Grace Church and Messrs. Oro Nickey, D. Moss, F. S. Gordon, F. Todd, G. Clark and J. McCormick. Clark and J. McCormick. At the meeting of the Woman's club held yesterday afternoon the fourth act of "Anthony and Cleo patria" was read and discussed, under the leadership of Mrs. Sara Craw ford. She treated it .with especial regard to the history connected with the play, and it was done in a manner very much to enhance the interest of the day's work. Different subjects had been alotted to different mem bers, who spioke of them as follows: Mrs. Thompson told all about the "Second Triumvirate," Mrs. Paul Mc Cormick gave a sketch of Anthony's life in Egypt, while Mrs. S. G. Sher man gave a graphic description of the battle of Actium. Following this, Miss Helen Rucker read an excellent paper on the life of the artist Muril lo. The last thing on the program was an interesting biographical sketch uo tni,, wonaeriru woman, Leorge Elliot, by Miss Laura Carns. * * * The Ragtime Whist club met with Miss Blanche Nickey Thursday even ing. Miss Lilian Allen, who, made the highest score was rewarded with that very popular story of the Rustler war in Wyoming, by Owen Wister, "The Virginian." Refreshments, con sisting of nut sandwiches, shrimp salad, olives, cake and coffee, were served. Miss Laura Reed will be the hostess at the next meeting of the club, at the handsome new home of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Fish, in North Thirty-first street. *** Tihe piano recital given by Mr. Le Conte, Monday evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Goddard was attended by a large number of the music loving people of. the city. The rooms were handsomely decorated for the occasion with flowers and potted plants. The entertainment certainly was a musical treat. Each number on the program was artistically and delightfully rendered. By many Mr. LeConte is considered to be the finest pianist in the state. i f i 3i osiee t eth ns Following an initiation at the reg ular meeting of the order of the East ern Star last Tuesday evening a very pleasant social session took place. At the next meeting there will be the anual election of officers. The Ladies Aids connected with the different churches of the city met as usual Wednesday afternoon. The Congregational Aid met with Mrs. Goss. St. Luke's Guild with Mrs. I. D. O'Donnell. The latter will hold their handkerchief sale late next week. The Baptist Aid met on the same afternoon, as did the ladies of the Methodist Episcopal church, who will hold their annual bazaar early next week. Mr. and Mrs. Jones of South Thir tieth street, entertained a few frienlI. at duplicate whist Thursday eveiing Tempting refreshments were seove:d and the evening was very muclr-e. joyed. Their .quests were Miss .a ton, Ella Hood, Minnie Panton, Aide'= son, and Messrs.. T. Chapple and Kfrk. Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Herford will re side in Boston for the winter, where they have taken. a furnished house. * * * Mr. and Mrs. S. G. Sherman. had as their guest, during the weefi;''& brother of the latter, Mr. Sawyer, from Michigan. The Billings Furniture Co. Wishes to announce that they have just unloaded Two CARS OF FURNITURE, including Dressin2 Tables, Music Cabinets, Ladies Desks, China Closets, Buffets, Sideboards, Combination Cases, Library Tables and Cases, Centre Tables, Couches (Over Twenty in Sight) Brass and Iron Beds and the Nicest Line of Chairs Ever Shown in Billings. There Is Nothing More Suitable for a Xmas. Present Than a Nice Piece of Furniture. Our Prices Cannot be Beaten OUR PICTURES SELL AT SIGHT NEXT TO NEW iigs Furniture Co TS. CAPPLE, CITY HALL Billings Furniture C. Manager. FOR Established in 1841, for over sixty years it was the NEW-YORK WEEKLY TRIBUNE, known and read in every state in the Union. 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