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GOES TO PRESIDENT
Army Bill Passed Its Last
Stage in Congress.
Vigorous Speeches In Opposition to
the Bill Made by Pettlgrew, Teller
and Others Several Republicans
Voted With the Democrats.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 31.-After an
eventful legislative experience, beginning
with the present session of Congress and
covering about two months, the bill for
the reorganization of tbe United States
Army today passed its last stage In Con
gress, and now goes to the President for
his signature. The final step was taken
In the Senate, where, by a vote of 33 to
25, the conference report of the bill was
agreed to. The House of Representatives
had already agreed to the report.
The conference report was kept before
the Senate constantly today, even the
shipping bill giving way. Opposition to
the bill continued to be vigorously ex-
pressed, Teller making an extended
speech in criticism of the "War Depart
ment and of the measure in general. An
opposition developed on the Republican
side to the report, based on the alleged
freedom which the conferees had taken In
Introducing new provisions. On the final
vote several Republican Senators voted
with the Democrats against the bill.
The shipping bill was discussed during
the latter part of the day, and some prog
ress was made on amendments. A speech
by Rawlins against the bill was In prog
ress at the close of the day. Chandler
announced that a night session would bo
moved tomorrow to advance the bill to
Its final stages.
When the session opened Pettlgrew ad
dressed the Senate upon the conference
report. He said he had voted against the
bill and would have been pleased If It
could have been defeated. Pettlgrew re
ferred to the fact that the Senate
had refused to pass his resolu
tions making Inquiry for the facts con
cerning the situation in the Philippines.
He asserted his belief that the official rec
ords would show that the Dattle of Feb
ruary 4 was ordered from Washington,
and he charged that only such facts were
given to the public as suit the party now
in power. He charged that notwithstand
ing the instructions to the Paris Commis
sion had been sent to the Senate in se
cret, the President had quoted copiously
from them In his letter of acceptance,
omitting such portions as did not suit his
purpose, "and yet," he said, "the Senate
refuses to" make the document public."
He also charged that General MacAr
thur's report had been suppressed for par
tisan purposes and that the reports of the
Taft tCommlssIon were nJlored upon, or
ders from Washington to fit the emer
gency. He asserted that the Filipinos are
not enemies of the United States and he
hoped they would be successful In their
contest for liberty.
"I hope the day will never come," said
he, "when I shall cease to sympathize
with a people struggling for liberty, no
matter where they are."
Pettlgrew took special exception to the
provision In the bill authorizing the en
listment of Filipinos. He Introduced and
had read a long letter from Tomas Mas
cardo, a Military Governor of one of the
Philippine Provinces, In which it -was
charged that more severe torments upon
the Filipinos by the American troops had
been inflicted than the Spaniards bad ever
been guilty of.
"Robbery, pillage, violation and mur
der," the letter said, "are the first proofs
of protection we receive when the Ameri
can soldiers enter a Filipino community."
The letter-writer characterized General
Otis as "the blind Instrument of the am
Pettlgrew said he would not cite this
letter if the charges made in It were not
confirmed by letters from American sol
diers themselves. He believed these bar
barities were practiced by the Maca
bebes, of whom it was now Intended to
enlist 10.000. Pettlgrew presented an arti
cle by Sixto Lopez, which he said refuted
Some of the official literature on the di
versity of tribes. The "article gave in de
tail the tribal organizations, the Inter
relations of the tribes, and the enlight
enment and education of a great part of
the Filipinos. Other Filipino documents
were read alleging that their forces, when
captured, were exposed to extreme tor
tures; despite the official orders that civ
ilized' methods ef warfare be pursued.
The unalterable purpose of continuing'
war until liberty was secured was set
forth at length.
Galllnger Inquired as to whether Pettl
grew personally believed our soldiers were
guilty of atrocities and tortures In the
Philippines. Pettlgrew suggested that a
full reading of his remarks In the Record
would sufficiently answer the Inquiry, and
he resented Galllnger's Insisting on an
other answer now. Galllnger said that,
for one, he did not believe the American
uoldlers were committing atrocities any
where. Pettlgrew responded that perhaps
the New Hampshire Senator had failed
to read the Secretary of War's testimony
before the military committee that the
Macabebes, who murdered, burned and
robbed, were being enlisted.
Teller rose to state that two United
States officers were disciplined for prac
ticing the "water curs" on natives. The
Senator also had received a call recently
from a man who came upon a party just
after they had Inflicted this deplorable
torture, and who saw the victim covered
with blood and mangled about the mouth.
The shipping bill was laid before the
Senate as the unfinished business. Haw
ley asked that It be laid aside temporarily
to permit the discussion of the conference
report to proceed.
"I object," said Pettlgrew.
This brought the shipping bill and the
Army conference report Into conflict, and
one or- the other had to give way.- Frye,
in charge of the shipping bill, thereupon
"I have s'tated heretofore that I would
press the shipping bill, even as against
appropriation bills, and would yield only
to a vote of the Senate. I did not Include
In the statement the Army reorganiza
tion bllL I regard that measure as the
most Important before the Senate, and I
therefore move that the Senate proceed
with the consideration of the Army con
Frye's motion was carried without a
"I am glad we have found out what is
the most Important measure before the
Senate," said Pettlgrew. "Yesterday we
thought It was the bill to pay campaign
debts with ship subsidies."
He then proceeded with his speech re
lating to the Filipinos.
Toller fallowed with a criticism on the
course of the War Department in seeking
to discredit thase who Opposed the Army
canteen. Speaking of the conference re
port. Teller said he opposed a large stand
ing Army, and opposed the provision
by which the cruel Macabebes would be
enlisted in our service. After describing
the horrors of the "water-cure" torture.
Teller said the American flag would come
down none too soon if It required such
methods to uphold our authority. The
Senator condemned the statement attrib
uted to General MacArthur, in which he
Is said to have told a returning regiment
that one of Its chief services was In en
gendering a warlike spirit, without which
no nation could endure.
Hale said he felt a sense of surprise
and outrage that the commander of the
main portion of the United States Army,
while engaged in war, should be so pos
sessed with the Old World spirit of mili
tary conquest and military ambition as
to use the language attributed to him,
and If It proved true that this language
had been used. Hale said he feared there
would be a terrible reaction from such
Bacon suggested that General MacAr
thur had beem only a little more frank
than others, fchd that the General was
stating an existing condition which surely
would have a terrible reaction.
Teller went on to say that the recent
acts of extraordinary brutality at West
Point grew out of the sentiment now
pervading the Army. He proceeded to
give Instances of the cruelties ..of the
allied armies In China, declaring that It
constituted ah impeachment of the meth
ods of Christian civilization, the outrages
r jr 0v tzi -d
"No Man's Land" Is a strip about 3 miles long and half a mile wide, between Multnomah and Columbia Counties, but by a curious er
ror is Included in. the territory of neither county. It has consequently been under the Jurisdiction of neither county. Representative Smith,
of Multnomah, has introduced a hill Into the State Legislature which will define the boundaries of the county so as to take In the strip.
The people living on the land, which Is wholly on necks surrounded by sloughs, have not paid taxes, and some have had their deeds re
corded in Multnomah and others In Columbia County. In running the north line of Multnomah County, the surveyors started from the
same point In the Columbia P.Iver as the men who were surveying for Columbia County. But for some unaccountable reason the surveyors
dropped southward half a mile, and then extended the line westward to Willamette Slough, leaving out the; strip that the bill proposes to
add to Multnomah County.
of foreign looters being infinitely greater
than the outrages of the Boxers. Teller
characterized the Philippine friars as the
vilest of the vile, whose conduct could not
with propriety be referred to openly In
the Senate chamber. And yet the Philip
pine Commission had put this obnoxious
class In charge of the schools of the
Islands. The Senator commented on Gen
eral MacArthur's extreme course In de
porting a newspaper editor from Manila,
and Hoar Interjected the remark that
one of the charges of American colonists
against George III was the deporting of
men .beyjjiel thfgus. Jn closing Teller,
referred'to the sad spectacle of5t,hisgfaat
Nation seeking glory out of dominating
the brown man of the Pacific Islands.
Butler made a parting protest against
the bill, saying he believed a resistance
by every recourse under parliamentary
usages would be justified.
Hale said he had no great love for the
bill, and had been constrained to vote for
It under the representation that,' unless
we expected to abandon the undaunted
remnants of American soldiers until they
were driven into the sea, we must rein
force them. Hale also made a. severe ar
raignment of the conferees, saying that
they had dared to lay their hands on the
bill as passed by the two houses, and had
deliberately Inserted new provisions. The
Senate should not condone this offense,
Hale declared. He announced that ho
was not for the report because of the ac
tion of the conferees. v
Chandler also expressed the view that
the Senate should reject the report.
Jones, (Ark.) said he had been told an
entire section had been put Into the bill
by the conferees..
Proctor, one of the conferees, said this
was a tempest In a teapot, and he de
fended the course of the committee.
The conference report was agreed to, 33
to 25, as follows:
On motion of Frye, the Senate resumed
consideration of the shipping bill, and
voting was begun on amendments'. The
amendment Inserting 15 years for 20 years
as the utmost limit that compensation
shall be paid pursuant to the a,ct was
Another amendmpnt proposed by Aldrlch
changed the rate section by omitting the
clauses on 19. 20 and 21-kpot ships, and
changing the provision on 18-knot ships tp
read': Eighteen knots and over, 1.6 per
Before the Senate acted on this amend
ment, .Rawlins began a general speech In
opposition to the bill, setting forjEn the
enormous sums Involved. He had hot
concluded his speech when the bill was
laid aside for the day.
Chandler gave notice that he would ask
for a night session tomorrow night to ad
vance the consideration of the pending
At 5:45 P. M. the Senate held an- execu
tive session, and adjourned shortly there
after. OPERATORS AND MINERS.
Joint Conference of Bituminous Coal
3Ien In Columbus.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, Jan. 31. The joint
conference of the bituminous coal oper
ators and miners was called to order at
4 P. M.. by President John Mitchell, In
the Board of Trade Auditorium. Over
S00 miners and "Operators were In the
halL After the appointment of commit
tees on credentials and rules, the con
vention adjourned to 9 A. M. tomorrow.
The only point upon which there Is ab
solute unanimity of sentiment among the
operators Is that no advance will be con
sidered. The miners must rely, therefore,
on securing concessions In other direc
tions. It Is apparent that the miners
will make a vigorous effort to secure the
adoption both of the run-of-mine basis
and a uniform differential between pick
and machine mining.
PICK OF THE NAVIES
Ten Miles of Warships From
Cowes to Portsmouth.
READY FOR TODAY'S CEREMONY
Body of the Late Queen Will Be
Moved From Osborne House This
Afternoon It Will Be a. Spec
tacle Rather Than a funeral.
COWES, Jan. 31.-3 P. M.' A glittering
crescent of light stretches this evening
from Cowes to Portsmouth. It consists
of 10 miles of warships, the pick of the
British, French and German navies.
These He at anchor ready to take part In
tomorrow's ceremonies, when the navy
will pay a last magnificent tribute to the
MAP OF "JMO MAN'S LAND."
Boundary of Columbia Counp
: jm wok
Stu.rae.on L.ake ?f
Worth Boundary of Mutnpmai
STRIP BETWEEN MULTNOMAH AND COLUMBIA
sovereign whose reign was marked by
the greatest naval progress In the hls-
) tory of the nation.
Apart from these spectacular rows and
rows of twinkling port lights, separated
from each other by only a few cable
lengths, one might fancy that the quiet
towns of Cowes and Ryde might bo un
dergoing a blockade. The guns sweep
the wooded shores at short range, At
the head of the line are the old paddle-
wheel royal yachts, their somber hulls
i standing out In vivid contrast against the
J white sides of the Hohenzollern. Then,
In "single- column, comcthe- British battle
ships. Half-way to Portsmouth the single
line merges inio a stately double row, the
vessels of tbe foreign nations and the
biggest of the British craft lying there
and waiting to salute the body of Eng
land's lamented Queen.
It probably will be nearly 4 o'clock to
morrow afternoon when the Alberta, with
the royal coffin, leaves Cowes. She will
steam Into the single line, and then enter
the passage formed by the levlathlans.
This evening she lies at Trinity Pier.
Her quarter-deck is covered with awn
ings, under which the men have been
working throughout the day In making
the final preparations. The awning was
necessary because rain fell until a late
hour, cold and dreary weather prevail
ing. The omens for fine weather tomorrow
are not propitious, but -the first of thou
sands of spectators are arriving this
evening, together with soldiers In bril
liant unlfprms. The mile and a half of
road outside the town of East Cowes,
and separating Osborne from Trinity
Pier, Is a typical country thoroughfare.
The troops lining It will have different
work. The coffin, the military spectacle
and the other attendant features will in
spire Intense interest and emotion, but
what creates greater expectancy is the
announcement that Queen Alexandra and
the Princesses of royal blood will walk
down the mnddy road and through the
narrow streets to the water's edge. Thl3
part of the programme thus far holds
good, although, should rain be falling
when the procession starts from Osborne
House, the royal ladles will scarcely per
sist In their determination.
At Osborne this evening all Is quiet.
During the day the royal personages
walked about the grounds and passed the
hours in much the same way as they had
done for a week or more. Two solitary
policemen guarded the lodge gates.
Down the road the sound of carpenters
Is disturbing the quiet hedge rows by the
hasty erection of stands, and In Cowes
and East Cowes there Is the same noise.
But the windows and seats on stands
that would sell In London for 50 guineas
each are going at half a guinea.
People throughout the countryside are
lamenting tomorrow's sorrow, for with
it will go the remains of one whom they
had grown to look upon as peculiarly
their own, as well as the prestige her
constant visits bestowed upon the local
ity. Meanwhile the Invader, the excur
sionist, the journalist and the visitor
from the Continent or the mainland dis
cusses without ceasing the best coign of
vantage to view tomorrow's spectacle,
for spectacle, rather than funeral. It will
be, because of the elaborate prepara
tions, which will make It rival In studied
magnificence the naval and military dis
play which marked Queen Victoria's jubi
Prince Henry of Prussia and his staff
landed here at noon today. After an In
spection of the Guard of Honor, the
Prince proceeded to Osborne House. The
squadron of German warships, command
ed by Prince Henry of Prussia, compris
ing the flagship Baden, the Adin and
Nymph, the curisers Victoria Lulse, Ha
gen and Nymph, and two torpedo-boats,
reached Splthead this morning, and took
up position opposite Plymouth, at the ex
treme eastward end of the line. The Ger
man squadron will thus, with the Brit
ish vessels opposite it. the Majestic,
Prince George, Mars and Hannibal, have
the place of honor, and Will be the last
to see the Alberta, with the remains of
the Queen, enter Portsmouth. Next to
the German warships comes the French
battle-ship Dupuy de Lome, and then the
Japanese battle-ship Hatsuse. The end of
the line will be occupied by the Portu
guese cruiser Don Carlos I and the Span
ish cruiser Emperador Carlos V.
The coffin of Queen Victoria was finally
soldered this morning and Inclosed In the
i -Queen Alexandra pays frequent visits to
the sick-room of her son, the Duke of
Cornwall and York. Although the Duke
has had a severe attack of German
measles and considerable fever at night,
it Is expected he will be convalescent in
a week. The Duchess of Cornwall and
York will return to nurse him Immedi
ately after the funeral.
the: procession at cowes.
Official Order of the March From Os
borne House to the Yacht.
LONDON, Jan. 3L Following la the
official order of the funeral procession of
the Queen from Osborne to Cowes: .
At 1:45 P. M., Friday, the coffin will
be borne from Osborne House by Her
Majesty's Highlanders, and will be placed
on a gun carriage. The Queen's company
of the Grenadier Guards, with the Queen's
colors, will be drawn up facing the en
trance, will present arms, and will then
wheel about and open outward, forming a
double rank, through which the gun car
riage will pass. This escort will march
on either side of the coffin, outside of the
equerries. The households of her late
Majesty, of King Edward, of Queen Alex
andra, and of tbe other members of the
royal family, will be formed In the space
outs(de the entrance and will follow In the
procession after the members of the royal
family. Massed bands will be formed
upon the carriage drive and will move
off as- soon as the gun carriage reaches
the carriage drive. The Queen's pipers
will take their place Immediately In front
of the gun carriage, and will play from
.the house to the Queen's gate.
The procession will then move oft in
the following order; Mounted grooms, the
Deputy Assistant Adjutant-General of the
Southern district; a detachment of the
Hampshire Carbineers, the Lieutenant-
Governor of the Isle of Wight, and the
staff of the Southern district; the staff
of the Commander-in-Chief at Ports
mouth, the General commanding the
Southern district, the naval Commandor-ln-Chlef.
massed bands and drums of the
Royal Marino Artillery and of the Royal
Marine Light Artillery, who will com
mence playing a funeral march as soon
as 'they pass out of the Queen's gate; the
Queen's Highlanders, the Queen's Pipers,
the gun carriage, drawn by eight horses
and preceded and followed by her late
Majesty's equerries and aids decamp es
corted by the Queen's company olTGrena
dler Guards, with the coffin; King Ed
ward. Emperor William, the Duke of
Connclight, the Crown Prince of Ger
many, Prince Henry of Prussia, Prince
Chrlbtiap of Schleswig-Holsteln, he Duke
of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prince Arthur
of Connaught, Prince Charles of Den
mark, Prince Louis of Battenburg, Queen
Alexandra, the Duchess of York, the
Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Prin
cess Christian of Schleswig-Holsteln,
Princess Louise, Princess Beatrice, the
Duchess of Connaught, the Duchess of
Albany. Princess Victoria of Wales, Prin
cess Charles of Denmark, her late Maj
esty's ladles-ln-waltlng, her late Majes
ty's household, the household of the
King, the household of the Queen, the
household of Emperor William, the house
hold of the royal family, military officers,
eight abreast; the royal servants and
The roadway from the gate to the pier
will be lined with troops. In close order.
The trcops will remain In position until
the mJt.ute guns of the fleet commence to
fire Or. the gun carriage being drawn up
to the pier, he coffin will be removed to
the royal jccht Alberta by seamen from
the royal yachla' In full dress, with red
stilpcd overalls. The troops will be In
review order, with rolled gray coats, hav
erjicks and water bottles.
Austrian Relchsrnth's Sympathy.
VIENNA, Jan. 31. The newly elected
Relchsrath met this morning. Dr. Wel
gel, president of the Lower House, re
ferred to the late Queen Victoria In eulo
gistic terms, and asked the Deputies to
mark their sympathy for Great Britain
by rising to authorize the president to
convey an expression of their sincere con
dolence to the House of Commons. The
proposal evoked an expression of dissent
In some quarters, especially among the
German Radicals, whose pro-Boer sym
pathies were emphasized by cheers- for
the Boers. Cries of "Success to the
Boers," "Down with England," and other
pro-Boer and anti-British shouts re
echoed through the building. The great
majority of the Deputies, however, con
demned the Anglophobe outburst and rose
from their seats as a sign of condolence.
The president of the Upper House paid a
warm tribute to Queen Victoria, and the
entire House stood up as a mark of sym
pathy with Great Britain.
Duke of Cornwall's Condition.
NEW YORK, Jan. 3L A special to the
World from London says:
Considerable alarm was occasioned by
the night's bulletin concerning the Duke
of Cornwall and York. The Duke's con
stitution Is none too robust at the best,
and an attack of this description Is a se
vere attack on the strongest adult. Com
plications are feared, and Sir William
Broadbent, a great fevei specialist, is
expected at Osborne. It was an attack of
German measles that first broke down
Lord Rosebery's health.
The Papal Representative.
ROME, Jan. 31. Leo Xni has designated
Mgr. Granito de Belmonte, papal nunciat
In Brussels, to proceed to London and to
present to King Edward the condolences
of his holiness upon the death of Queen
Victoria and felicitations upon his coming
to the throne.
How Dewey "Was Based.
NEW YORK, Jan. 3L A special to the
World from Washington says:
Admiral Dewey was asked if he had
been hazed while at Annapolis.
"Well," said he, "if eating dough, chew
ing the end of a hawser, going around
with a shingle down my back, drinking
vinegar without putting my nose in the
glas and such other trifles is being hazed,
I should'not wonder If 1 was."
Smuggled Jewels Sold.
NEW YORK, Jan. 3L The so-called
Maxmilllan gems, seized by customs offi
cers last November, were sold at public
auctionfhi the Federal building today and
UP TO GOVERNOR
Portland Special Tax Act
EXECUTIVE WILL SIGN IT TODAY
Way Will Thus Be Provided for tho
City to Be Relieved of Its Pres
ent Financial Embar
rassment. SALEM, Or., Jan. 3L The new Portland
special tax-levy bill passed both houses
today, and will be presented to the Gov
ernor tomorrow for his signature. It
transpires that it will be sufficient for the
purposes of the levy, if the act becomes
operative February L The measure was
amended In the Senate to suit tho ideas of
the Multnomah delegation, and was then
hurried over to the House, where tho
amendment was promptly concurred In,
and when the Governor adds his name
the financial troubles of Portland, so far
as this particular legislative feature la
concerned, will presumably be at an end.
HAVE MULTNOMAH'S SUPPORT.
Local Bills Which the Delegation
"Will Favorably Report.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 31.-The Multnomah
House delegation has decided to report fa
vorably on the following bills affecting
Multnomah County only:
The Nottingham bill consolidating tho
offices' of Clerk of the Circuit Court, Re
corder and Clerk of the County Court, a
bill to make the Coroner's salary $1000
per annum and abolish fees and mileage,
a bill favoring election of Road Superl
visors; a bill reducing the Sheriff's salary
to $2500 per annum.
Builders Ready to Bid.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 3L-Already some
of the representatives of the shipbuild
ing concerns have appeared here prepara
tory to the opening of the bids at the
Navy Department for the construction of
three big protected cruisers of the en
larged Olympla type. Notwithstanding
the large amount of naval work which
has been very recently let to private
builders, the department officials are con
fident that they will be able to place the
contracts tor tnese ships advantageously.
SUMMARY OF IMPORTANT NEWSL
The Senate agreed to the conference report on
the Army bill, and it now goes to the Pres
ident. Page L
Lanham spoke la the House on the future of
the Democracy. Page 2.
lifts House passed the fortifications bllL
The postofflce bill was taken up m the House
The Senate committee reports amendments to
the war tax reduction bllll. Page 2.
The Queen's FnneraL
The Queen's remains will be taken from Os
borne House to Portsmouth today. Page L
The official programme of the ceremonies and
processions at Cowes and London Is an
nounced. Pages 1 and 3.
Several more Crown Princes have arrived In
London. Page 3.
The Taft Commission passed- the municipal
government act. Page 2.
The provisional government bill has been com
pleted. Page 2.
The report of the spread of Protestantism la
the islands was exaggerated. Page 2.
Two Boer peace envos were shot by order of
Dowet. Page 3.
Dewet was located In the eastern part of Or
ange River Colony. Page 3.
The Chinese commissioners and the foreign en
voys will meet In Pekln next week. Page 3.
Daly's horse Frankfort was sold to Lord Clon
nel for $10,100. Page 3.
Mrs. Nation warned Topeka saloonkeepers.
A fire In New York caused a loss of 91,500,000.
The Coates Opera-House In Kansas City burned.
The International arbitration tribunal is ready
for business. Page 2.
The vote for Senator from Oregon Is un
changed. A truce has practically been de
clared, and this week will see no difference
In the ballot. Page 4.
The new Portland special tax act passed the
Oregon Legislature yesterday. "Page 1.
The Multnomah delegation favors bill reducing
salary of Sheriff to $2600 per annum.
There is a likelihood that the barbers' blue
law, which passed the Oregon Legislature,
Is unconstitutional. Page 4.
The Oregon Legislature Is pursuing a very lib
eral policy towards state schools. Page 4.
The "Washington Legislature will visit Tacoma
today and view the site offered for capttol
purposes. Page . .
Tbe Idaho Legislature is strongly against pro
posed cession of the Panhandle to Washing
ton. Page 5.
Bill to reduce railroad fares in Idaho to 3 cents
a mile has been Introduced in the House.
Governor Gage sends a strong message to the
California Legislature on tho nlague ques
tion. Page 2.
Tbe San Francisco Police Department may be
investigated by a legislative committee.
The deadlQoks in Montana and Nebraska are
unbroken. Page 2.
Governor Geer has proclaimed Marshall day,
February 4, a half - holiday in Oregon.
Fine quality of petroleum has been discovered
near Hlllsboro, Or. Page 4.
Clatsop County has ordered a 2-mlll levy for
five years to build a road to the Upper Ne
halem. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
New York stock market in the hands' of ma
nipulators. Page 11.
Sugar trust endeavoring to shut out Russian
sugar. Page 11.
January grain and flour shipments. Page 10.
More salmon ships chartered for next season
loading. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Taxpayers' League thinks 4 mills is enough for
county tax levy. Page 12.
Law Enforcement League preparing to tako up
lotteries and the social evil. Page 7.
Doubt expressed of sincerity of Northern Pa
cific's announcement to build to Nebalem.
Opinions as to the presence of petroleum near
Portland. Page 8.
Movement to annex Mount Tabor to Portland
meets opposition. Page 10.
Report of "United States Naval Board on dry
dock la the Columbia River. Page 8.