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VOL. XUVI.-XQ. 14,123. POBTLAJfD, OREGON, WEDraSPAT, aLUtCIT 14, 100G. ' PKICE FIVE CEXTS.
Front-Street for Both
UNDER MUNICIPAL CONTROL
Each to Share the Cost of
REVERT FINALLY TO CITY
Chief .Executive Suggests That Ills
Method May Harmonize Differ
ences of United Hallways and
Willamette Traction Co.
MAYOR LANE PROPOSES SOLU
TION OF FRANCHISE TANGLE.
It 1 Mayor Lane'B Intention to be
on hund at the special meeting of the
CeuneH tamtirrow afternoon, dcypltc
hi illness, and pen-onally submit
what lie considers a proper solution
or the Front-Ftreet franchise prob
lem. His plan contemplates equal
rlchU on the -troet for both the
United ltailwnys Company and the
Wlllamctt Valley Traction Company,
nubjoct to lull municipal control.
Each corporation Is to bear Its pro
portionate share of the, cost of con
struction, according to the Mayor
Ideas, and title to the line is to vest
In the city at the expiration of a
The proposition -xclttd general com
ment from tho.e particularly Inter
ested, and wa? acceptable to the
Willamette Valley Traction Company,
whllo the United Railways people pre
fer to operate under the provisions of
their own franchise.
Another Mostns 1ms been ilevelopod in
connection with the solution of the
Vrnt-str-r franchise tannic, and at
tho special meeting of the City Council
tomorrow afternoon, called to consider
the two opposition reports that will un
uouutediy he presented to the body.
Mnyor Lane will personally submit a
plan which ho is positive will solve
tho intricate tralllc question.
In brief, his proposition Is based upon
municipal control, and contemplates
granting both the United Railways
company and the Willamette Valley
Traction Company equal rights on the
utroot, the operation of all cars to be
under the direction of cither some one
appointed by the city, or a board of
control composed of three persons, one
of whom shall be named by the mu
niclpality and the other two to be se
lected by each of the rival corporations.
Divide Cost of Construction.
The cost pf construction of tho line
down Front street is to be divided
equally betweon the two competing
roads, and in case any other road wants
to use tho track, it must pay its pro
portlonate share of the original ex
Under the charter two-thirds of all
the members of the Council are neces
sary to pass an ordinance, and, in case
of executive disapproval, a three-quar
ters vote is required to pass It over
tho veto. It Is believed that nclthcff
the United Railways. Company nor the
Willamette Valley Traction Company
tan control a sufficient number of
. votes In the Council to win out along
tho lines Indicated in their respective
franchises, and that therefore the
Mayor Is practically master of the sit
"Municipal ownership for that road Is
the proposition for tho city," said the
Mayor last night, In response to an In
qulry upon tho subject. "There Is no
amount which the railroads could give
which would compensate the city for tho
loss it would sustain by having It go into
the control of private corporations. It is
tho gateway into the city, don't you see.
and that thoroughfare must bo kept open
so that freight and materials of all kinds
can come in here at the least possible ex
pense. How to Avoid Delay.
"We cannot have municipal ownership
without an election, which would cause
delay. In the meantime wo would be los
ing valuable time, so the thing to do
would be to let those companies build the
road from tho southern limits of tho city
as far north as it Is possible to extend it,
they to pay all cost of building and equip
ment, and maintenance In every respect,
pro rata, tho city to have absolute con
trol of the traffic over the road by tho
appointment of a train dispatcher or
some one vested with full authority to
act In tho mat.tcr. Ho would be required
to supervise and sec that each road is
treated fairly in-the use of the track, the
cost of his employment to be borne by the
corporations using the track
"All companies aro to be allowed under
my plan to come in by passing their pro
portionate sharo of the Initial cost of
building the road, together with its
maintenance In fact, a free-for-all and
everybody invited. There should be a
switching charge in some reasonable
amount, but nothing extortionate, so as
to encourage the shipment of products
into tho city, and aid In every way the
development of the country tributary to
"Tho life of the franchise must bo as
short as peetrfhlc. and yet in justice to
tboee wh hare coftetriKted the line. At
the expiration of this stipulated time tho
road should revert to the city and be
turned over in good condition. There
should also be a clause that it should
revert to the city in case the companies
operating thereon do not at all times ful
fill the obligations of their franchise.
"I think at this time the city should
make no mistake relative to the Front
street franchises. It cannot afford to part
with tho exclusive right, even If some
company should' offer to lay tracks of
gold and give the road to us free of all
cosu I am determined that the city shall
bo fully protected in tho matter, atid it
would be useless for either road to try
and exercise any monopolistic tendencies
in that direction. In fact. It looks to me
as if there arc a lot of other franchises
here that tho city could get hold of. and
1 believe it would be a paying Investment
for us to do a little mining on our own
City 3rust Benefit.
"Without going Into details or mention
ing names. I am sure that several com
panies :ire now operating in Portland upon
franchises which are not worth the paper
wicy arc written on. and It is about time
the city commenced to derive some benefit
from the transaction.'
Replying to an inquiry as to the possi
bilities of municipal revenues being; In
creased had the city not heretofore part
ed with its vested rights to several of the
more important franchises for a song, the
"I am not quite so sure about our hav
ing relinquished all title to these old fran-
chises. I propose to investigate this maV
ter pretty carefully, and see if there is
not some chance for the city to get hold
of a few of these so-called perpetual
rights. It begins to look now as if we
liad a first-class show to make some of
thorn surrender these privileges they have
been enjoying so long without giving the
city any return except a nominal remu
Decision of Supreme Court.
"Did you read that story in litis morn
ing's Oregonian concerning the decision of
the ITnlted States Supreme Court In the
case of the City of Chlcaap. wherein the
tribunal held that the act of tho State of
Illinois In extending the lives of the street
car companies to M years, while consti
tutional, does not operate to extend con
tracts for occupation of the streets which
contracts have been expressly limited in
time by ordinances permitting the corpo-
rations to occupy public highways?
"The t nited States Supreme Court de
cided that the 59-year act. though valid,
is valueless, and the municipality is there
fore master of the situation. It strikes
me that Portland Is Just now in about the
same fix. and In any event the people may
rest assured that I am going to do some
lively mining on these franchise questions,
and I am sure that several good pay-
streaks will be developed as the result
of the prospecting already inaugurated."
Traction Company Willing.
"I think his Ideas are all right." sold
William S. Barstow. secretarv of the
Willamette Valley Traction Company, re
ferring to Mayor Lane's plan; "as far as
tho Willamette Valley Traction Company
on a basis fair to itself and to the city.
so mat its passenger cars could be
brought to Its terminal at Jeff arson street
and the freight could be transferred i
across the city to either the Southern
Pacific. Northern Pacific or the Great
Northern terminals. Any proposition
which grants equal rights to all on Front
street will be perfectly acceptable to the
Willamette Traction Company. As we
unuersiana tne .Mayor's suggestion, it
provides for joint construction of line.
Joint control of line, the deeding of the
line to tho city after a certain period
and the Joint payment to the city for the
use of the line. With very fow change
the franchises now recommended by "tho
committee should bo amended so as to
comply with these requirements and such
amendments, so far as the WHIamotte
alley Traction Company Is concerned,
would be acceptable,"
J. Whytc Evans Views.
Concerniug the proposition made to the
United Railways Company bv Mayor
Lane with a view to bringing the two
. . I
uumiu'Ling companies together on tho
franchise difficulty. J. Whyte Evans,
president of the United Railways Com
"So far as the United Railways Com
pany is concerned, we havo had no propo
sition put to us definite enough to consid
er. So far as we are concerned, wo will
stand or fall on the franchise we have
tendered to the Council, unless Mayor
Lane or someone else can present a bet
tor onc If the Mayor can give us a bct-
(Concluded on Page 3.)
TO TUT OX THE LID.
Governor DavU of ArluuMas.
Governor Davla 1 after the ramblers at
Hot Sarins. He hai given them notice to
ehut up and clear out by April L He de
clares that K the .police. authorities will not
aid him In tloRg tip the Jeteta he will call
out the !Htl8 .Governor Davis waa re
buked by PreftMeat 3looeevelt at Little Rock
for advecattaff Jyneh Uaw la a public ad-
BORAH IS OUT OF
IfjahO LtaWVer Will 1155ft TalpnTQ
in prosecution or Officials.
of the Federation.
GREAT LEGAL FIGHT AHEAD
Judge Beatty 11ns Good Chance,.
Though J. 31. Brady Is Said to
Have the Backing or
BV W. 3. MACRAE.
BOISE, Idaho. March 13. (Staff Cor
respondence,) W. E. Borah, one of
the foremost lawyers in Idaho, and
I onc ot t,,c most-talked-of Republicans
for the United States Senate, has from
this afternoon ceased to be a candidate
for that high honor. This exclusive
announcement will startle the friends
of this briliant lawyer, will bring a
storn f protest from them, and will
afford political gossip for his political
cnemIcffor some time to come.
Those who know Mr. Borah best,
those who for years have talked of
him as tho next Senator from Idaho,
those who have stood shoulder to
shoulder with him, not only In tho
groat fight he made during the Coeur
d'Alene outrages, but in business and
In the political affairs of this state,
will believe, when it Is said that the
man and lawyer has risen above tho
man and political ambition, when it
I ,B announced that ho has cast aside
hfs ambition for the Senatorial toga
that he might devote his entire time
to the prosecuting of the men accused
of taking the life of Governor Frank
Motives May Be Misunderstood.
Cynics will sneer. Those leaders
whose warped political visions are no
wider than the offlco they seek will
Impute another motlro to the with
drawal of Mr. Borah from the Sena
torial contest at this time. But let
the cynics do their carping, let the
little ring of politicians who have
fought Mr. Borah for years, mouth
their view and prate of driving him
out of the race at this tlmo because
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
. The Weather.
YESTEUDAVS Maximum temperature. 32
deg.; minimum, i. Precipitation, trace.
TODAY'S Partly cloudy and occasionally
threatening Slightly higher tempera
ture. North to east winds.
Germany tries to trick Franco out of control
of Morocco, but falls. Page 5.
Mining engineer says miners still live In
Courrieres mine. Page -4.
New French Cabinet to declare policy to
day. Pago 5.
Moscow In fear of another railroad strike.
iota of life In Tahltian hurricane. Page 4
House may smother statehood bill in com
mlttee. Page 1.
inefficient civil service scored In House.
Senate passes bill to prevent betrayal of of
uciai secrets, .face 4.
Chairman Burton holds out hope of Jetty
appropriation. Page 2.
Senate committee will recommend repeal of
"BiBtr ana stone act. page z,
Corporal Tanner denounces plan ta retire
aura uoveranjem employes. Pace 4.
JxiAf:fi P-ur peak on Democracy la Ala
bama. Pace 4.
Taft advitw Cincinnati reformers hew to
ueai uoHMism. race 5.
Taft'a retirement from Presidential race re
vlvct. hopea of Fairbanks Page 3.
Standard Oil Company will only rive erl-
uence unuer compulsion. Pace X
Standard Oil manager rebuked by Ceekrell
ior hqi anvircnng questions. Page X.
Mr. Dowle denies rumor that he has de
acrted herthui(band. Tare 3.
.t-oruanu crummer in trouble In Ohio.
W. K. Borah steps a!de In IdaJio tu
torial race to proceoute Federation offi
cials, j'age l.
Heavy snowfall In the Northwest of rreat
ucnciu to mc wneai crop. Page 1.
Elmer Wagataff, o'f Albany, accued of at
tempting io poison his wife. Pare 1L
Tacomana and Seattleltes fight with fista at
Biuciwioiucrs roeeung. J'age 11.
Safety valve of Roanoke said to have been
j"usKca m race to tan Jrranclsco. Page 5.
Portland baseball team arrives at Stockton.
Cat, ready to begin practice. Page 7.
Winners of amateur billiard
Commercial and Marine.
Light stocks of wheat left In Northwest
New Tork Mock market neglected. Page 15
Chicago wheat, declines on Tree selUnc
Break In San Francisco dairy produce nur
xet. l'age i&.
Yamhill County hoprrower vote for cheaper
picking. Page IS.
Annual report of National Association of
Wool Manufacturers. Pare J5.
Sailors of British ship Kskasonl make un
successful attempt to escape from ves
sel. Page li.
Second officer of steamship Roanoke ha
narrow escape from Instant death.
Pert land and VIctaKy.
Lea Jung acquitted ot murder of Man Sue
Record ot the Municipal Court for a dar
McCabc. miner, wanted as a witness against
Rader and Kay,. Is misting. Pago 10.
Seventeen railway arents Journey to Walla
Walla to sell tickets to 12 soldlera.
Robert FJnkcrton pays high- jrale to De
tective McParlasd, who secured Informa
tion leading- to arrests In Steunenberc
murder case. Page IS.
Funeral of Colonel Hawkins wilt take place
today. Page 16.
Cold wave still continues, but milder
weather la predicted. Page 10.
Mayor Lane proposes that United Railways
and Willamette Valley Tractla Company
Jelntly bttlld read on Front street nbject
to-ulcltl centreL Pare. 1.
at 3Me Imprereineitr Ameefatiea. aonts
reselti favoris a VcK line. Pae !.
he demanded that the next Republican
convention be pledged to suport him
as' the Senatorial candidate.
The members of the Republican
State Central 'Committee arc housed at
the Idanha Hotel tonight. They meet
tomorrow for the purpose of selecting
the next convention city and for the
purpose of. issuing the call and fixing
the apportionment. . .
What No Onc Will Know.
-Mr. Borah's demand that thu -next
convention be pledged ,to him has met
with opposition from some. ot-the lend
ers. WLiether4.e -ou!d have won his
point. aatfMtfc stayed hV the fight, mat
ters little at this time. He Is out of
the zone of fire and the battle now will
be between J. II. Brady, of Pocatcllo,
chairman of the State Central Com
mittee, and Judge J. II. Beatty. who Is
at present United States Judge.
Before Mr. Borah stepped out there
were thrco "Bs" in the Senatorial
race. Now there are but two. Unless
I am reading the signs wrong, more
probably If the campaign is long
drawn out. the chances of the Sena
torial mantle falling upon Judge
Bcatty's shoulders arc best.
Brady has the orgunlzatloriVbclilnd him.
but the question, that the campaign will
settle Is,' &b he the people wit"?lhlni, or
rather, wit! he have tho votes with him
when the count Is-akcn? In. a short,
swift and furious campaign. Brady's
chances would be good, but with plenty of
time" for the wasblnx of dirty political
Ilricn well, that's another story.
Gooding's Friends insistent.
There has been some little talk of Gov
ernor Gooding having some Senatorial
ambitions. He has put the lid down on
this speculation, for he Is a candidate for
re-election to the Governor's chair, and
says he Is satisfied. Governor Gooding
has a number of warm friends who would,
if thC3 dared face his wrath, como out
right now with a declaration that he la a
candidate. They have been holding back
and watching the trend of affairs, and
now that The Oregonian announces for
the first time that Mr. Borah has with
drawn from the fight. It would not be sur-
prising should an open announcement of
Governor Gooding's candidacy be made.
They may hold themselves until the
convention, and. after feeling the pulse of
tho delegates, bide their time. and. should
It look like a dead heat between Judgo
Beatty and Brady, try to force Governor
Gooding Into the running.
This Is the present political situation,
with the trimmings and the neat little
political pot that Is boiling within the In
ner works- of the Republican party In the
state left out. One thing Is sure, Mr.
Borah's determination to step aside was
not brought about by any fear of the
machine, which has been and Is fighting
Opposed by the Machine.
I have talked with a great number of.l
men during the past ten days, friends and I do, being the third dry snow known in County. Saturday and Sunday nights be
politlcal morales qj Mr. Borah and they the Rogue River Valley In 20 years. There ls the c01165 oC tne Winter. Monday
aumit unucr any system of fair politics
Mr. Borah Is entitled to the Senatorship.
Ask the leaders here If there Is such a
thing as a machine, and the question Is
met with a prompt denial.
A machine exists, however. It may not
bo a great, formidable thing, with every
wneel well oiled and running smoothly-
us a macnine nerertheleti- Thi m
chine, so-called for a better name, has I chardlsts say the storm has done no dam
always fought Mr. Borah, fought him be- aKe an that the prospects aro perfect
cause hft tin a nnvor fuutn n montiln.
Not ion,- , f i .
r- - )""'"i;uk Uf-
ganizatlon men. a man-close to the
throne. In discussing this phase of Mr.
uoran s cnaracter said:
. . . - I
ve are onposeao Borah because la I
not one of us. Ho never consults with us
ana refuses to be bound by the organlza- I
tlon, as a good party man should. If he
were In the Senate he would take delight
In smashing the machine and throwing It
Into the Snake River."
Good Political Fighter.
This seems to be the real objection, for
while he Is not a machine man. he Is cer
tainly a good party man, as ho has cer
tainly born the brunt of the fight In the
last two campaigns against Dubois. Many
men. even his enemies, will tell you that
his campaign three years ago was tho
most Important factor in swinging the
Republican party Into power In Idaho.
But delve down a little deopcr and you
find another strong element against him
for another reason. Four years ago, dur
ing the Senatorial fight, a delegation of
(Concluded on l'age 3.)
MAKING IT HOT FOR CIN
"Legislative investigation lato graft
at Cincinnati la bringing out sensa
tion after sensation. Involving bank
era and ether "prominent" citizen,
a -well a politician. The chief in
qui tor is Attorney PhlHp RoetUtgr.
He is a "CAralrerejas" ,Jw., which
shati "down , wSUt,' was "at erwclaL
t i " r
Cwnmi "!.. i r i-i i
UVCiy riUbUUUl IOr a DUmPerl
Fruit Crop in the Rogue
MUCH WATER FOR MINERS
Heavy Fall of Snow in the Mount-
Bins Insures a Continuance of.
' Operations for the En
EFFECTS OF THE STORM.
WHEAT Ir nearly all section of
the Northwest the tender 5prouts
have been covered from the cold by
a fall of sao and there will be
rjna les. The outlook fer the crop
Is greatly enhanced by the extra,
FRUIT Seme of the earliest varie
ties have been damaKed. Apple trees
are uninjured aaU other fruit trees
will yield, well, though thinned out by
SAN JOSE SCALE Hop Is held
out, that this Imported pest has been
largely destroyed by the exceptional
cold at this season.
STOCK Many sheared roat-. and
young- kids In the WUWimette Valley
killed. Baker County sheep on the
valley rango can be fed. Sheep on
Snake River In peril. Rain -will save
a stock In Hake County burled deep In
now. Seme loss expect eU in Central
PLACER MIXING la Southern
Oregon abundant water will be pro
vided fer the miners the coming Sum
mer from the heavy snowfall.
viwv.- i a i'ASS. Jr.. March 13. fSoe-
claL) The heavy rain of the two oreced-
jis udig lurnea into a snow Rtnrm locf
, , ,
"t..i, uuu uy louay noon tnero was six I
inches of snow on the lower levels. It
was almost all melted during the after-
uuuu. aim lonicnt. a. Uetit tret mnn-
falling. The temperature stood at 30 dc-
Frees this morning, and the snow was
o wma. ami the storm has done no
I diunoge. Southern Pacific trains aro on
I TW Is tho hoavlcst snow in March for
many years. Usually almonds. aDricota
an1 Pcaohes are In bloom at this time of
". but the present Winter was cool and
cal n- is but just opening, and apples.
I Dears and ehrHe -ir ..
I far n nvnrtl.Srn-iVln -..I. s
The snow is from two to 20 feet deeD in
U"e hills and mountains surrounding th
ttogue iiivor Valley, which Insures steadv
water supply into tho Summon m,w
certain an unusually profitable season to
Placer miners In this district.
FHOST 3IAY KILIi THE SCAM
Possibility of Benefit to Fruit From
CORVAIXIS. Or.. March 13 (Spe
cial.) It Is possible that tho cold wave
has been more of a benefit than detri
ment to fruit. Such Is tho suggestion
of Professor Cordley, who says that
the immature San Jose scale, of which
mere is a greater abundance than ot
the mature insects, may have been
killed by the low temperature. He has
not made any examinations, and the
announcement Is only a random sur
mise. It will be several days before
even an examination can settle the
Every season myriads of tho scale
aro but half grown when Winter Is
reached. Ordlnurlly they pull through
and add to the general stock on hand
for the ensuing seuson. They have sur
vived this Winter In good shape until
tho cold snap. If they have suffered.
tviii.ii nit uu uiiuci Milieu mc seme Hi
bernates be raised, the yellow. Jersey
butter mite that Is seen and which la
In fact the scale, will have turned to a
GOATS ARE FROZEN TO DEATH
Hair Sheared In Linn County When
the Days Were Warm.
ALBANY. Or.. March 11 (Special.)
I'Damagc from the storm and cold weather
that has prevailed for the past few days
In Linn County Is confined to tho very
early fruits and to stock In the foothills.
Little damage Is sustained by fruit. Tho,
earliest peaches were beginning to bloom.
These are dostroyed. but some varieties
that are counted among the early fruit,
but not the earliest, will yield a crop in
spite of the weather.
Stock losses have been more severe.
however. Goats and sheep have suffered.
Many lambs were lost, and in the footr-
hills. whero goats arc run. considerable
shearing had been dono during the warm
weather preceding the storm. Wherever
goats were sheared they have perished
numerously by freezing during the severe
SXiEI G 1LRID ING AT PENDLETON
Xearly All Fruit Destroyed, bat the
Wlicat Is Greatly Benefited,
PENDLETON. 'On. March TS. (Spe
cial.) Tho heaviest snow storm of
tho year Is falling. Tho city is alive
with cutters and sleighing parties. The
weather lias turned warmer and the
wind has died down. Stockmen do net
apprehend any serious damage to their
Thero will be no fruit crop, with the
exception of apples, this seasea. as
TO All DO
the sudden drop In the temperature dc
stroyed all the tender buds. Snow all
over the county ranges from five to 13
Inches deep. Farmers aro jubilant over
the prospects of a bumper crop, as the
snow wilt be a great benefit.
HEAVIEST SNOW IX IIISTORY
Mueh Stock Will Be Lost hi Lake
County. Unless Itnin Falls.
LuKEVLEW. Or.. March 13.-(SpeciaI.)-
I Tho Hoiwuf ennn- utnrm In .V. life. A-..
The fiercest snow storm In the history of
tne country has visited here the past
three days. Snow begun fallintr at 7
o'clock Sunday morning and for SO hours
fell without abatement. Telephone mes
sages from all parts of the country give
tne depth of snow as follows:
Silver Lake and Summer Lake Valleys.
42 inches: Chewaucan Valley. ZI inches:
Crooked Creek Valley. 24 inches; Warner
valley, 25 to 33 inches; Drew's Valley, 30
mcneif, and in Goose Lake Valley it Is IS
to zi inches.
Unless rain comes within a week, a
heavy loss of stock will be inevitable. The
woatner remains squally.
Snow Falling at lvo?euurjr..
ROSEBURG. Or.. March 13. (SnofaI.)
The heaviest snow of the season In
fact, for several j-cars fell last night.
and is still falling. About four Inehos
now lies on the ground, and there Is
much uneasiness amontr stockmen and
the raisers of early fruits.
Uhile the air Is warm and the snow is
melting in the valleys, yet It is realized
that in the foothills and in the mountains
tlic snowfall Is heavy. It is up there that
tho stock Is located, and only a few days
are needed to bring about much suffering j
Dy stock and lr-ss to the stockraiser. Ono
good thing is that the Winter so far has
been a good one, and stock Is in a much
better condition than usual at this tlmo
of the year.
Fruitmen are much concerned, narticu-
uiny as to peacnes. whicn is the only
fruit sufficiently advanced to be seriously
Snow Delays liailrond Survey,
VALE, Or., March 13. (Special.) There
was a steady falLof snow all dav Sun
clay. About three Inches has fallen. It
will probably do some damace to stock.
Mr. Wagoner, chief engine - for tho Ore
gon Short Line, expected to start on his
tour of Investigation of the different feas
ible routes for the Oregon -nort Line road
today, but owing to the snow he decided
to wait until the weather had cleared up
Ho will go down through Central Oregon
t? i i i 1111(1 on tne Southern
Pacific lines in one direction, and will also
take tho lino of survey talked of across
the state through Burns and Bend, or
I Burns at what Is Icnnum ni X'nrmnr.. ii
I there Is a possibility of onc line of the
i auuii. uue Kointr in turouzn iaKe-
I Sherman Wheat Is Protected.
I -tmjn rw ir...k it o o-t
I urday a cold cast wind, accompanied with
snow, swept over this part of Sherman
morning tho mercury was down to
The ground Is partially covered with
snow, with every Indication of more, and
It Is tho opinion of ranchers that thero
Is sufficient snow on tho ground to pro-
Wheat Is looking better than It has for
sevcral years at this season; the stand
13 unu?ulM,y Soou. ana me acreage much
Apricot Crop Ja Destroyed.
I 51.T.Wr ttf Vfifoh 11 -r"i. -
I icthrr i BnhtK- TL-nrmn i ci,
I . " j ... uu..v...t l.vr-
n,St "-an last night, but stUJ close to
tna freezing point, A light northwest
. 1 n .1 I. Y.Tn Wn T I . ...
. .. Ul" n-njiveu toauy
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but. as there are very few apricot trees
in this part ot tho Valley, the loss will
bo very little.
Many peach buds have been killed, but
It remains to be seen whether there will
be enough lato buds to make a fair crop.
aatem piumoers report few bursted wa
Much Suffering to Stock.
CONDON. Or.. March 13. (SpeciaLi-
The worst storm and blizzard of. tho Win
ter Is raging In Gilliam County, havlnrr
broken over this section Saturday morn
ing with furious wind and snow storm.
The thermometer ranges below zero, ami
tho ground Is frozen to a depth of sev
It Is thought that this storm will re
suit In a serious setback to the rantro.
which was unusually promising up to the
tlmo ot this storm. It has occasional
iuuuh sunenng to stocK.
Snake Ttlvcr Sheep in Danger.
BAKER CITY. Or.. March 13 rRn(.
claL) The weather has turned stormy
uKiuii. wnn a orisic wina and heavy
snow this afternoon and evenlntr.
Sheepmen In the valley are getlng hay I
mcir onuwuouna iiocks on the
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AUSTRIA'S NEXT RULER.
Archdaka Karl Franz.
Archduke Karl Is heir presumptive to the
tareae at Aaatro-Hungarr. He la the son
of Arehdake Otto and Is but 19 years old.
Slaea k la eertaln that King Alfonso of
Spate wHl wed Princess Eaa of Battenberr.
Karl Franc la regarded as the best matri
monial "catca" in Sarope.
Cannon Has Plan to Foil At
tack of Insurgents on
SEND BILL TO COMMITTEE
While They Ilcorganizc Forces to
Carry Senate-Amendments, the
Speaker Finds Way to Avoid
Vote in the House.
WASHINGTON. March 13. Thore are
indications that tho statehood bill may be
referred by Speaker Cannon to .the com-
mlttee on territories. This action the
friends of statohood for Indian Terri
tory and Oklahoma fear, will entirely de
feat tho measure. The committee can
retain the bill Indefinitely and, should it
appear that there are "insurgent" votes
enough to concur with the Somito th
! hill would not. thev snv I)a hniiirlf Into
Under the rules of the House, a Sonato
amendment to a House bill which changes
the chargo on the treasury sends the bill
to a committee automatically. The
amendment in question is one granting
lieu land to the new stntn fnn vxiin.w
purposes In case sections 16 and 36. re
served in oach township, provo to be
Awaits Absentees Bcturn.
Although the bill goes to committee
without a motion In the House," it is still
I on the Speaker's table. Unless some mem-
ber insists that tho reference bo made at
once, the plan Is to defer the reference
until the return of the members who havo
gone south on a river and harbor inspec
tion tour. This delegation will return
Saturday. An agreement was made be
fore they left whereby nothing was to
i ha iinna . ... .
i """" "'a awicuuua uiu until tneir
Worries tho Insurgents.
Tho news that the bill was to go to
committee, which leaked out today, was
somewhat disconcerting to the "Insur
gents," who have been bending their en
ergies to strengthening their numbers in
the, expectation of a. direct vote on the
motion "fo concur In the Senate amend
ments. If some way had not been dis
covered to send the bill to committee
this motion to concur would have been in
I Z " ,r aKen PrecctIenco
a motion to disagreo and go into
Just how tho "Insurgents' aro to meet
the new situation has not been decided
upon, so far as can bo ascertained.
On account of the reception Ijore to-
ingot to uovernor Pennypacker.
f pr,0,.i, -r, ...
'""" P.can suite-
? Ucui nns Den postponed until
I iUUlUUV LtT III Ml M Mr fk'rlfloTr
ALU 3MDDIES WEKE IIAZERS
Houso Committee Finds
General and Censures OfHccrs.
WASHINGTON. March 13. Tho sub
committee named by tho House Com
mittee on Military Affairs to investi
gate hazing at tho military ncademv
made Its report this morning, through
Representative Vreeland of New Tork.
chairman of the Investigating commit
Rear-Admiral Brownson Is censured
in the report for exacting a pledge
from midshipmen not to engage In
hazing and for allowing the boys to
think the pledge was porsonal to 'him
and did not hold after Renr-Admiral
Sands became superintendent at the
Lieutenant C. P. Snyder Is also cen
sured for having countenanced hazing.
urauuaceci punisnment for hazlnjr is
recommended by the sub-committee.
which Is firmly of tho opinion that
the present system, expellinir all mid
shipmen found guilty of hazinir. Is
vicious. Rear-Admiral Sands and other
officers now at the academy are praised
for the discipline they are maintaining
au tne report snows mat cauet onl-
cera have been chiefly responsible for
As a result of Its examination of
witnesses the sub-committee found
that 231 members of the three upper
classes at the academy, including the
class which was recently graduated,
have been guilty of hazing, and on
trial could be expelled from the acad
emy. Tnls seems to De a great and
unnecessary loss to the Government,
in the opinion of the members of tho
committee, who found that many of
the offenses were trivial.
The report makes it clear that a failure
of cadet officers to perform their duties
makes It impossible for naval officers in
charge to fnalntain discipline, and de
nounces the code of honor which permits
cadet officers to shun their duties. The
committee says the present system of
maintaining order Is correct, but urges
that officers in charge shall be more
active In reporting violations and shall bs
careful t0 report all knowledge of viola
tions which they do not actually see. It.
Is suggested that the surgeons should re
port more fully on Injuries, even though
slight, which seem to be caused by fight
ing. With the exception of Lieutenant Sny
fler. disciplinary officers are exonerated
from connivance at hazing. He Is charged
with having indicated to upper classmen
that fourth classmen might be disciplined
by upper classmen for laughing at an or
der. The present senior class is especial
ly commended for its action against haz
ing. Present hazing laws are frankly de
nounced as hindrance to discipline, and
Congressional Interference Is declared to
be Injurious to the -academy. Changes In
tho laws are" suggested which will make
It possible to punish each case as It de
serves. Shaw Remembers a Friend!
WASHINGTON, March 13. William S.
Richards, of Iowa, a clerk in the office of
the Auditor ot the State Department, has
been selected as disbursing clerk for the
Treasury Department, He is a personal
friend of Secretary Shaw.