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KILLED IN SEiTE
Arizona and New Mex"
ico Cut Out of Bill.
WILL ADMIT OKLAHOMA ONLY
Adopts Foraker Amendment by
THEN CLINCHES ITS ACTION
By -Majority oT One All Reference to
Arizona and Xcw .Mexico Is Elim
inated Beveridge and For
aker in. Repartee.
THE STATEHOOD BILL.
Oklahoma und Indian Torrltorls to
be admitted "hs om ntatc on adoption
of eenittlluilon and its approval by
Nv state will have two Senator
and five Representatives In Centres.
All mnle citizens and male Indians
over 21 years have vot.
Sale or Intoxicating liquor? prohib
ited for 21 years and longer unices
constitution ! changed.
Sections l and JIM of each public
land township. aluo S per cent of pre
eeodn of Kale or public land set aside
for public KohonlF. also sr.0K).000 from
Provision made for hljrhcr educa
tion und charitable Institution.
Kacii territory to be h district of
Virtted State Court.
Guthrie to be temporary capital.
WASHINGTON. Marsli fl. Today at
r.:l.". P. M. the Senate passed a
hill for the admission of a new state
to be nailed Oklahoma and to bp com
iposoo" oi the Territory f Oklahoma and
Jii'llati Territory. It was the House
Joint slaiohood bill with all the provj
ftuiiH relating to Arizona and NowMex
leo istiMckon out. The motion to strike
tut -,as made by Burrows, and It was
carriod by th dose- vote of 37 to sr.,
after having boon lost by the still closer
vote of 3fi to 3C.
Immediately Jiftcr the disposal of the
statehood bill the House railroad rate
Mil wan made the unfinished business,
hut, as the Senate adjourned over Sat
urday and Sunday, the actual formal
consideration of the measure will not
hop In until Monday.
Climax of Exciting Day.
The vote, on the statehood bill came
as the climax of a day devoted exclu
sively lo that hill. The test vote, upon
wbleh the opponents of Joint statehood
rthowod their greatest strength, was
on the Foraker amendment, which
provided that Arizona and New Mexico
whould huve an opportunity to vote
saparaloly on the proposition of "2-dnt
statehood. This was carriod by a vou
of 42 to 21. Previous to this action
provision for Increased appropriations
, in the bill was stricken out -in order to
afford an opportunity for a motion to
concur in the Senate amendments when
the bill is sont to the House. The
spacchmaklng bogan at 11 o'clock and
wan under the ten-minute rule after
the first hour. About a dor.cn speeches
were made, but the notable' ones were '
made by Dubois and Burrows in de
nunciation of polygamy In Arizona and
Now Mexico. Dubois secured -incorporation
of an anti-polygamy amendment, but
the olimination of Arizona from tho"
measure detracted somewhat from the
importance of the accomplishment.
Provisions of Bill.
As amended by the Senate, the bill
.provides for the creation of the State
of Oklahoma out of! Oklahoma and In
dian Torritorles, upon the adoption of
a constitution. The state is allowed
the full quota of executive. Judicial
and legislative oflicers, two United
States Senators and five members of
the National House of Representatives.
A constitutional convention with 110
members, 55 of whom are to be chosen
by- each of the territories comprising
the state, is provided for, and all male
citizens or male Indians 21 years old
are made eligible to ; membership in it.
Thore Is an especial provision protect
ing the Indians in their rights and con
tinuing the prerogative of the National
Government to control their affairs.
The sale of intoxjeating liquors in
what is now Indian Territory is pro
hibited for 21 years, and longer unless
the constitution is changed. Sections 16
and 36 of each township of land in
Oklahoma arc set aside for the benefit
of the common school system, as Is
also 5 per cont of the proceeds of the
sale of public land. There is an appro
priation of $5,000,000 from the National
Treasury for the benefit of the schools.
Provision Is made for the support of
higher education and charitable insti
tutions. Two districts for the United
States Courts, one in Oklahoma and
the other In Indian Territory, are pro
vided for. Guthrie is made the tempo
rary seat of government, but the House
provision continuing it in that'capaclty
until 1S15 -was eliminated.
Bcvcridge's Vain Appeal.
Owing to the fact that the Senate took
a recess instead of adjourning last night,
Beveridge was enabled to proceed with his
speech In support of the bill when today's
session began at 11 o'clock. There was a
much better attendance than at the open
Beveridge took up his argument
where he left off yestorday, contend
ing that the necessity for Interpreters
for the benefit of the Mexican popula
tion was rapidly passing, and arguing
that little attention should be given
to the pledge for statehood ' given
when the Torritory of Arizona was
created, because It had been given as
the result of fraudulent representa
tions. Beveridge was liborally applauded
by the galleries when he concluded.
The legislative session of Thursday
came to an end at 12 o'clock, jind the
session today was commenced at once.
Telegrams From Both Sides.
Under the head of morning business,
Beveridge unlertook to have road a
number of telegrams 'in support of
the statehood bill, but Teller objected
on the ground that they should come
in properly as a part of the discussion
of the statehood bill. ;
Bevoridgc then staged fthat he had
received hundreds of messages, most
of them from Arizona; urging 'joint
"1. too, have received hundreds of
message- on the- subject of .statehood."
responded Foraker. "One of them is
from a gentleman who gives his name
and who tays that a telegram signed
by the Senator from Indiana Is boiiig
circulated In Arizona, urging that 500.
telegrams be sent to the Senate from
Arizona in favor of statehood.
The- announcement created a laugh
at Beverldge's expense, in which he Joined.
He said he knew nothing about the tele
gram. The telegrams were not read.
A communication from Secretary Hitch
cock, recommending an extension of the
time for opening the Shoshone Indian
Reservation In Wyoming from June 1 to
August 15, was read.
A bill appropriating $400,fyo for the im
provement of the mouth of the Columbia
River was passed.
Consideration of the statehood bill was
then resumed, and Foraker made the first
-bpeech under the tn-minute rule. He
pointed out that Arizona was not ask
ing admlstrion, and said there never had
been an effort to force statehood on an
unwilling territorial constituency
Dubois Would Exclude Mormons.
Dubois followed in supiort of an amend
ment offered by him prohibiting Mormons
and polygamlsts from voting in the pro
posed State of Arizona, as was originally
provided In the Idaho State tejt. He saJd
he had seen list of some 50 to 109 pelyg
a mists living In Arizona, and there alrto
were many in New Mexico. There was.
he said, no power in Utah to punish
polygamy, and Mormonlsm was so strong
In his own State of Idaho that notwith
standing the- leader of the ect In that
state had testified he was the husband
of three wives there was no possibility of
bringing, him to account for It because of
tli )oIIUcmI powor of tlw church.
"Whenever there s-Mormonlsni'tiHere Is
polygamy." he said', and added that the
only way to prevent polygamy was to
strike at the .organization that encour
Brief speches worn alsp made by New
lands, McCumber. Fulton. Smoot and Bur
rows. The Utah Senator Introduced an
amendment annexing to his state all that
part of Arizona lying north of the Colo
rado River, and spoke In support of It.
He said the strip was unwatcrcd and
Burrows on Polygnmy.
Burrows advocated the elimination of
Arizona and New Mexico from the bill,
and presented an amendment to that end.
He based his opposition on the ground
that there were many polygamlsts in the
two territories, and spoke of polygamy as
an "offense against the civilization of the
age." He .5ald the real offenso was not in
"lural marrlarcs, but lu polygamous co-
. oltatlon practiced after marriage else
where. He quoted from letters to show
. that there were many Mormons living In
polygamy in Arizona and New Mexico,
and said that, notwithstanding the diffi
culty of getting testimony, there had been
some convictions for polyKamy.
In this connection, he read a letter from
the Attorney-General , of the United
States, stating that recently there had
been 31 convictions under the Edmunds
act, a majority of which were for unlaw
ful cohabitation. The Senator, therefore,
said that he should oppose the admission
of those territories until they should purge
themselves of this lawless element. He
also quoted from testimony In the Smoot
case to show that polygamy existed in the
Spec-lies were made b other Senators
as follows: Spouncr. saying that Bcvcr-
idge's speech was at variance with the
former reports of the committee on ter
ritories; Nelson, advocating the union of
Arizona and New Mexico as the best plan
for the Americanization of New Mexico;
Teller, Hopkins, Hansbrough, Galllngcr,
Hepburn. Clark (Wyoming). Dillingham
and Carter, who said that he was unalter
ably opposed to the coercion of any body
of American citizens, much as he would
like to vote for a bill supxrted by the
'Concluded on pace 2.)
K' . THj
Senator A. J. BeTtridre of Indian.
If Rival Should Be Elected
Governor, He Would
STRONG MACHINE BUILT UP
Independence League. Hacked by
String of Newspaper. Threatens
Jtcvolutlon. at Which Tam
many Would Rejoice.
NBW YORK. March S.-(Special.)
Mayor McClellan Is accused by his ene
mies of being irresolute and timid and
easily frightened. They declare he Is
now seriously worried over this bugaboo:
"If William Randolph Hearst Is elected
Governor this Fall, will he rctnov me
And the joke' of the matter although
it Is no joke to McClellan) Is that the
Governor clearly hks the power, and the
Municipal Ownership men arc privately
Intimating that they will retire the Mayor
to private life.
The city charter provides that "the
Mayor can be removed from ofllce by the
Governor, after -chargos have been served
upon him and he has been given a hear
itB upon them." The courts have decided
that In the power of removal the Gov
ernor Is allowed wide latitude. For ex
ample, on December 30, 12-). Governor
Theodore Roosevelt removed District At
torney Asa Bird Gardiner from office on
the ground that the hearing granted "had
demonstrated that he (Gardiner) had
lost his usefulness, because of the public
sentiment againm him. This was fought
out in the courts, but the decision ren
dered was that the Governor was the sole
judge of conditions, and his power of re
moval could not be denied or abridged.
Oust .McClellan. Jerome and Others.
"The first thing Mr. Hcaryt will do."
said a prominent Municipal Ownership
man today. " soon as he is elected
Governor. Is to conpldcr charges against
Mayor McClellan. There will be charges,
all right, principally on the ground that
he holds office by fraud.
"It will lake a month or so to give hint'
a hearing, but by St. Valentine da
next McCflrllan will - nni in flu. ni.tlV
cold jjtrefta. .
"Wc vAll b wince District Attorney Je
rome, too, and It Shorlff Flaherty and
County Clerk Hartzhclm. whom we elect
ed over in Brooklyn, but who have not
been acting right of late, don't get in
line with a rush, wc will make them also
walk the plank.
"McClellan swindled us at the polls,
and the courts refused to allow us a
recount, whllo the legislature has sand
bnggod us. but everything will be lovely
when wc get our Governor In."
.State Machines Huilt Up.
There is no denying that this prejiosl
tion Is being seriously considered by tho
Independence Loague. formerly the Mu
unlclpal Ownership League, which now
has lte state organization In running
order. In many of the up-state districts
the. Democracy has been practically ab
sorbed and Mr. Hearst 1iad tho pleasure
of displaying two State Committeemen of
the regular Democratic party tied to tho
chariot wheels of his organization.
Tho labor unions In the up-state cltlos
are reported to ba working hard to bring
about a machine, while In tho country
districts men prominent In the Stato
Grange, the farmers organization aro
In command of the work. In the city
districts' the Interest Is kept up by balls
and entertainment:, held almost nightly,
and the district loaders claim they are
enrolling new men right along.
The plan of campaign Is now begin
ning to make Itself clear. As I wrote 3ou
fomc tlrn ago. the Municipal Ownership
league Assemblymen introduced bills
providing for all sorts or legislation, some
of which way constitution, and I ventured
the prediction early In the session that
none of those measures would become
laws. Not a single one of them has got
out of commliti-e, nor docs It ecm that
they ever will. Tho league managers
will claim that the Legislature is "owned
by the corrupt corporations." and that
"the only hope for the- common people"
is lo turn down both partlos, and turn
them down hard.
Murphy Would Xot Mourn.
It Is an open secret at Hearst's head
quarters thpt the big men In the organ
ization are pleased because the lawmak
ers hac done nothing. They claim It
strengthens their case mightily to be ig
nored, and perhaps It does.
It would surprise nobody If the Hearst
forces captured the Democratic state con
vention. Tammany's delegates will be
controlled by Murphy, and he Is willing
to slap the Mayor. So Is Pat McCurrcn,
the leader of Brooklyn, for neither of
them has received any patronage from
"Hearst can cat Mac alive and the
boss will never kick." was the confiden
tial remark of one of Murphy's friends to
day. If they throw McClellan out, Mr.
Gowan (president of the Board of Alder
men) will be Mayor, and he Is a good or
String of Hearst Papers.
The Hearst boom will also be heard
from more frequently up-state, because
the Congressman has purchased four
newspapers at a reported cost of JTMtOda,
and is said to be dickering for others.
The names of these papers are being
kept secret for the present, but there la
no doubt that all financial arrangements
have been completed. All the sheets will
be run as dailies. The localities under
stood to be favored are Utlca, Syracuse,
Rochester and Cattaraugus County, the
exact locality in the last named not be
ing clearly defined. Negotiations arenow
pending with other publications and tho
intention fs to make the chain as large
and as formidable as possible.
Arthur Brisbane, editor of the New
Yock Evening Journal, will be in charge
of the editorial management of the up
state papers, and will travel from one to
the other until they are properly started
along the line of Hearst yellow Journal
ism. Mr. Hearst has "been particularly
active lately In purchasing newspaper
talent to aid in his campaign for the Gov
ernorship and has engaged a bevy of
bright, brilliant managing editors, who
will be scattered around in various lo
calities. At the present time most of
them are "herded" lit New York. You
can't fire a brick anywhere in the Amori
can office, at any time, day or night,
wtihout hitting at last two.
McClellan Scared, Jerome Xot.
There Is no denying the fact that Mc
Clellan and his friends and the business
interests generally arc badly alarmed.
They fear Hearst may be elected and that
this will be followed by all sorts of ter
District Attorney Jerome, however. Is
not, worrying the least little bit.
"Of course the Governor can remove
me." a friend reports him as saying, "and
if Hearst were elected chief executive of
the state I wouldn't be a bit surprised if
he decided to throw me out. But what's
the use of worrying? I meet people every
day who arc scared to death, but I do
not believe the voters of the state are
going to make Idiots of themselves. This
mid-Summer madness will be a thing of
the past long before 'Ballot-Box time'
rolls around again."
That is one view of the case
Two Views or Outlook.
The ownership men are convinced that
Hearst will be elected Governor; that he
will remove all his political enemies who
hold office, drive Ryan. Belmont and
Cleveland to tho poorhouse. and upset
Tho Republican view of the cae Is that
with cheap gas and reform insurance
legislation, all put through by Republi
can votes, the electors will indorse the
state administration at the polls.
Take your choice.
TAFT FOR SUPREME JUDGE
AVIIjIj BE APPOINTED TO SUC
CEED HENRY B. HROWX,
On Fuller's Retirement. He Will Be
Cliicr Justice Has Agreed
to Accept1 Office.
WASHINGTON, March 10. The Post
President Roo.cvclt has decided to ap
Iht William Hi Taft, of OJdg. now Sec
retary of War. tot tlic tirvaancr in the
Uriled States Supremo "Court.
That vacancy Is to- be created by the
voluntary retirement of Associate Justice
Henry B. Brown, who was appointed In
1850 by President Harrison from the State
When Chief Justice Fuller retires, pro
vided it is during the administration of
Mr. Roosevelt. Mr. Taft will be pro
moted to his exalted josItIon.
The President has discussed the entire
situation with his Secretary of War. and
the latter, it was learned last night, has
given his assent to the programme.
This Is the second time Mr. Taft has
been offered a place on the Supreme
bnch. the first time during the year 1505,
when he was- serving as Governor of the
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YKSTKItDATS Maximum te mprratar. 6S
deg.; minimum, .-$. Precipitation, none.
TODATS Increasing cleudln. followed
by ahowers and cooler. Winds becoming
Agreement on Morocco probable at Algeclras
today. Page Z.
Sarrien to succeed. Itouvler a French Pre
mier, rage 5.
Rurian troop capture whole Socialist -nesting,
Germany yields at Algeclras when threat
ened with war. Page 2.
Senat paiMX ttatehoed Mil for Oklahoma
and Indian Territory only and Arisen re
joice. I'agn 1.
Taft to be 'Supreme Judge when Brown re
sign, rge L.
Senate passes appropriation for CttiroUt
Jetty. P.ase 1.
BUI to niaxe coal and oil trust Inquiry
erreetlrrj Page .
Great victory of American troops In Jelo;
Mere outlaws Is exterminated. I'age 3.
Hcart' chance of election as Governor
make Mrtilellan tremble. Page I.
lometIc. . ,
Insurance men at Albany protest agalast
Armstrong bill. Tage 4.
Milliner' "convention discusses seasan'a
Block rigaals to be Installed on Harriman
rallroada. Page S.
Rebblns telU how Preldnt came to Inter
vene In Coat mine dispute. Pace S.
Lillian Kemble tells reason for divorce suit.
Scores of bowling congress ana arrange
ments for next meeting, rage 7.
Big nine colleges decide on reform of toot
ball. Page 7.
Twin SulUvan and Hugo Kelly fight draw.
Commercial and Marine.
Poor outlook for Oregon potato holders.
Page J 3.
Further decline In wheat at Chicago.
Speculation In San Francisco dairy produce
market- Pago 1.
Trade reports generally favorable. Page 13.
New York stock market strong. Page 13,
Steamer Sutherland arrives from Orient to
load lumber. Page
Portland ad Vicinity.
Rabbi Tum denounces Hlxh School fratern!
ties and sororities as Injurious to youth.
Guard Brlggs defends Guard Johnson In In
vestigation of charges of cruelty made by
rocxpue prisoners, j'age n.
Record of the Municipal Court. Page 14.
Chinese woman tells on the witness-stand of
the killing of Man See. race 10.
Council committee votes to give. Front-street
franchise to United Railways, rage 10.
Dr. Landau speaks at Temple Beth Israel.
Port of Portland votes to giro Xcrlh-Banv
Road right to build bridge with swing
draws across uie wiuamctte. rage 1.
Executive Board, orders the Marquam Grand
Theater closed as dangerous la case of a
Tire. Page 14.
Malley and Word adherent har .llrely
wrasgle at Democratic meeting. Page 10
MONEY IS VOTED
FOR RIVEH JETTY
Senate Passes Fulton's $400,-
000 Bill Without Word .
AWAITS HOUSE COMMITTEE
Struggle for Columbia River Will
Conic in House to Avoid Loading;
Bill AVith Other Ttlver and
OREGONIAN NBW3 BURBAU. Wash
ington. March 9. 3?nator Fulton's bill ap
propriating $"0O.X for the Columbia River
Jetty, which was favorably reported only
yostcrday. went through the Senate today
without the slightest objection. Soon af
ter the Senate convened Mr. Fulton asked
for consideration of the bllL It was read
and passed without a word of opposition.
When the House rivers and harbors
committee returns from the South Mr.
Fulton's bill will be laid before It. and it
will then be .decided whether to press this
bill Individually or wait and support his
amendment to the sundry civil bill. If it
shall become apparent that there Is no
possibility of passing the individual bill
through the House, then every effort will
be centered on inducing the House to re
tain the amendment to the sundry civil
There Is danger, heretofore pointed out
by Chairman Burton, that any individual
bill making an appropriation for the Co
lumbia River Is apt to be added to by
various members until it becomes a gen
eral river and harbor bill, but It Is pos
sible that some way may be devised of
preventing this. If so. Mr. Burton will
havo the Senate bill reported to the
"House, for he Is earnestly supporting Mr.
Fulton in this matter and will do every
thing possible to get the appropriation
through In soma shape.
Elated Over Jetty Appropriation.
Groat elation prevailed at the Chamber
of Commerce yesterday morning when a
telegram was received from Senator
Gearln stating that the SWO.OOO appropria
tion ror the continuance of the work on
the Columbia. Jetty had passed the Sen-
Ate by a unanimous vote. The telegram
"Four hundred thousand dollar appro
priation mouth of Columbia, passed Scn-
ato. Unanimous consent obtained for
immediate consideration. Vote on pass
ago also unanimous.
GEjVRIX CO.MJXG TO REGISTER
Will Settle All DouhL or EIIsHjility
ORWGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ing(on. March- 9. Senator Gearln will
leave for Portland tomorrow to register
In tho regular way, so that there can be
no question of his eligibility as a Sena
torial candidate. Since the Senator regis
tered here on blanks sent from Portland
doubt lias been oxpresscd as to whether
that evasive manner of registering would
hold good, and, rather than have any
Question raised, he lias decided to make
tho trip to Portland.
New Job for Inspector Idnncn.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. March 9. E. B. Linnen. cx-special
agent of the Land Office In Oregon, has
been appointed special Inspector under
the Secretary of the Interior.
TjIIjMAX KEMBLE SCORXS IIUS
"Former Portland Actress Seeks Di
vorce Because Sjmiusr Was Bru
tal. Drunken and Idle.
BOSTON. March 3.-(SpeciaI.) Miss Lil
lian Kemble. loading lady at the Castla
Square Theater, formerly leading lady of
tho Hera. Portland. Or., and San Fran
cisco stock companies, says that lntoxica
lion and abusive troatment on the part of
her husband. Wilt S. Rising; led her to
seek a divorce
"I could not stand my. husband's bru
tality, drunkenness and nonsupport. Not
only has he left mo to earn my own living.
but I have had to support him also. In a
talk I had with Mr. Rising before I start
ed my suit. I told him Just what I pro
posed to do and why.
"He understood the case thoroughly, and
this suing for alienation of affection is
only a bid for newspaper notoriety. There
is no man In my life that he can mention
as having come between us."
HAS HOPES OF RECOVERY
Miss Anthony Improves and Is De
ROCHESTER, N. Y.. March 5. Miss Su
san B. Anthony's condition is Improved
tonlghL She Is stronger than she was
yesterday, and has taken considerable
nourishment. Her friends feel much more
hopeful of her recovery.
Had Icy Still Fights for Answer.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. March 9.
Attorney-General Hadley today filed hia
suggestions In the Supreme Court in an
,swer to th motion filed yesterday by
counsel for the Republic Oil Company
for a rehearing of the motion to quash
Judge Fox's order compelling witnesses
to answer questions at the oil hearing.
The Attorney-General contends that no
now questions were raised in the motion,
and alleges that this may be construed
to be a preliminary step of the oil peo
ple to appeal the case to the United
States Supreme Court. However, he
holds that such an appeal cannot be tak.
en at this time, and that the proceedings
in the State Courts cannot be delayed
by such dilatory tactics.
DID HE MURDER HIS UNCLE?
Oral Weir Suspected of Killing: Man
Found In Bushes.
DENVER. March 9. A News special
from Pagosa Springs, Colo., says that the
dead body of George weir, who was at
one time an Inmato of the Soldiers Home
at Leavenworth. Kan., but more recently
has been living on a ranch near here, was
found In a clump of bushes today by a
searching party organized after It became
known that Weir was missing from his
Oral Weir, his nephew, aged 23 years, is
under arrest pending investigation of the
cause of the elder AVelr's death. Checks
and drafts belonging to the uncle were
found on the boy when arrested. If Is
feared that tho latter will be lynched If
the community becomes convinced that
he murdered his uncle.
ENGINE KILLS THREE MEN
Explodes on Southern Pacific and
Relief Hurries to Scene.
SACRAMENTO. Cal.. March It is re
ported here that an extra engine blew up
about 7 o'clock tonight between Cape
Horn and Gold Run and instantly killed
the fireman and brakeman. The engineer
SACRAMENTO March 10. At 12:15 A.
M. a relief train started for the scene of
the railroad accident near Gold Run. tak
ing, besides the medical corps, a wreck
ing car and crew. It Is not known that
there are any survivors of the accident,
but surgeono will be on hand.
ALL LOYAL TO ROOSEVELT
Ohloans Resent Railroad Man's Com
ment on Rate Utli.
DETROIT. Mich.. March 9. At the an
nual dinner of tho Ohio Society, of De
troit, given here tonight. G. A. Durban,
of Zanesvllle. O.. vlcc-pres'ldent of the
Ann Arbor and the Detroit. Toledo &
Ironton Railroads, was greeted with
hisses when he made thinly-veiled, un
complimentary allusions to President
Roosevelt's efforts to have a railroad rato
bill passed by the present Congress.
STORM IN NEW ENGLAND
Wihl Wind Brings Deep Storm,
Which Bothers Yankees.
BOSTON, March 5. Developing as it
proceeded northward, a storm that had
Itif'orisln In the Gulf of Mexico yesterday
ji-i-ent nprnm Vrw TSnclnTid tfirl.iV- It was
accompanied by a heavy fall of snow that
caused great inconvenience.
Prince Tnl Tse In Xcw York.
NEW YORK. March 0. Prince Tsai Tse.
head of the Chinese Imperial Commission,
now passing through this country on lt,
way to Europe, arrived here today.
During the afternoon the Prince re
ceived a visit from General Frederick D.
Grant, commander of the Department of
the' East. General Grant came over from
Governor's Island with his full staff to
pay his respects. The distinguished vis
itor wilt go to Washington Sunday morn
ing and will return Tuesday. The party is
booked to sail for Europe on the Baltic
Trainioad of Hops Tor Export.
MARYSVILLE. Cal.. March 3. Yester
day a wholo trainioad of hops left Wheat
land for Galveston, to be shipped to New
York by water, thence to London. The
train consisted of nine cars and carried
3654 bales of the average weight of 100
pounds, or a total weight of 634.260 pounds.
At the present market price the hops aro
worth about J63.42. but last year they
would have brought $20S.27S. It Is tne
largest single shipment ever made from
any part of California.
Astor-Shaw Engagement Announced.
LONDON. March 10. An authorized an
nouncement of the engagement of Wal
dorf Astor and Mrs. Nannie Lanchorne
rSfiaw appears In the Morning Post today.
Mann's Case Before Grand Jurj-.
NBW YORK. March D. Consideration of
the charge of perjury against Colonel
William D. Mann, editor of Town Topics,
was begun by the grand jury today.
Mrs. Saaiael Rayaer Whiting.
Miss Gertrude Greely. of Holyoke.
Mass.. a stenographer, was married
a few days ago to her employer.
Samuel R. Whiting, a mlllloaalre pa
per manufacturer of Holyoke. The
bride la 25. and her husband, who
was a widower. Is 14 years her senior.
Mr. and Mrs. "Whiting now are In the
South on their honeymoon. Friends
of both have cornered the rice supply
In Holyoke for the reception of .the
bride and groom when they return. '
TO HILL ROADS
Port of Portland Votes
SWING DRAW TYPE CHOSEN
Franchise Will Provide Many
VICTORY FOR NORTH BANK
Actual Work of Construction of the
Bridge Across the Willamette
Will Begin Without Any
NORTH-BANK CAN BRIDGE TID3
Tho Portland & Seattte Rallway
Company won a decided victory yes
terday afternoon over the few Inter
ests who have so strenuouslr opposed,
tho building of a railroad bridge across
the Willamette below Swan Inland, ia
that the Port of Portland decided to
grant the application for permission to
pan the river. A franchise wilt ba
drawn up br counsel for tho Port of
Portland and counsel for tho Portland
& Seattle Railway Company some time
next week, and It nothlnc occurs to
break off harmonious relation, work
on the structure will begin without de
lay. The rort of Portland ban decided
upon a awln: draw as most suitable,
but will ask to have the draw 50 feet
longer than proposed by the railroad
engineers. An upper deck for h'.Kh
way traffic will aloo be asked for.
and the railroad will be expected to
asree to widen and deepen the chan
nel In the river both above and be
low the bridge, so as to afford iafe
anehoraco for larze vessels In case.
eomething should prevent the draw
from operating promptly. Another
condition is that the railroad bear any
additional expense Ineurred In towing
vessels through the bridge draw when
a tow would not be necessary with
the river open the full width of Its
By unanimous vote the Port of Portland
Commission yesterday afternoon granted
thc Portland & Seattle Railway Company
a franchise to baild a bridge across tho
Willamette River at the proposed site in
the vicinity of St. Johns. Thi3 means
that one of the greatest obstacles In tho
way of the North-Bank road has been re
moved, and that immediately tho new line
will be pushed to completion. It means
that within a comparatively brief period
of time the Northern Pacific and tho
Great Northern will have a direct lino
into the heart of the Oregon metropolis
and that Portland will be the outlet and
distributing point for the Immcnso riches
of the vast agricultural districts to be
tapped by the new road which 'Mr. Hill
has had in mind for so many years.
Gives General Satisfaction.
The news of the action of the Port of
Portland will be received with enthusiasm,
and satisfaction by the general public,
for It has been the desire of almost every
body to havo the Northern roads make
this city one of their chief Pacific Coast
termini. The apparent dilatory progress
of the Port of Portland Commission in
acting upon the question created a great
dcul of dissatisfaction among the business
interests throughout this part of the coun
try, but, now that the "expected has
finally happened." the delay will likely
soon bo forgotten and attention diverted
to eventual developments.
'Work has already been started on tho
immense bridge to span the Columbia
River, and It is understood that no tim
will be lost in getting the Willamette
bridge under way. The matter will havo
to go before the War Department for final
sanction, but that should not retard mat
ters much, as those officials will base
their decision largely upon the recom
mendations of the Port of Portland and
the prominent local organizations for the
promotion of commerce.
Accepts Hallway's Plans.
While transacting business In executive
session. It is understood on good author
ity that the Port of Portland, in voting
upon the application, practically allowed
the plans of the railroad engineers to
remain unaltered so far as the style of
bridge is concerned, with the exception
that the Commissioners believe It desir
able to have the bridge equipped with an
upper deck for highway traffic as recom
mended In the majority report of tho
committee which went East to inspect
bridge draws for the benefit of tho Board.
It is also understood that an effort will
be made to have the draw lengthened 30
feet, thus giving an opening In the clear
of 220 feet, instead of 205 feet on cither
side of the draw pier, as originally
planned by the railroad engineers. An
other condition to which it is understood
the Board wants the railroad to agree is
to have the railroad bear any extra ex
pense that may bo Incurred in tqwing
vessels through tho draw.
Will Prepare Charter.
Chamberlain & Thomas, attorneys,
were appointed special counsel for tho
Board to prepare the charter in connec
tion with tho counsel for the applicant.
These representatives are expected to
hold amectlng In this city next week,
when President C. M. Levey, of tho
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