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VOL. XLIV. NO. 13,758.
PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY 12, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.,
MEAD IS CHIEF
CROWD AT CEREMOMY
Address of Incoming Officer
Is Received With Cheers.
fil'BRlDE HAS PARTHIAN SHOT
Well-Known Hobby of a Railroad
Commission Touched Upon Terse
ly jn Message to the Wash
OLYMPIA. "Wash., Jan. 11. (Staff Cor
respondence.) The famous McBride re
gime in thp State of "Washington came to
an end about 2.30 this afternoon and a
new star has risen In the political firma
ment of the Evergreen State, Right up
to the last moment, before McBride the
Governor becamo McBride the citizen, his
famous hobby, the Railroad Commission,
wan in his mind, and in conclusion he
ripped out a few terse expressions touch
ing on the subject. There was no bitter
ness in his remarks, however, and If
there there was any in his heart he kept
It carefully concealed beneath a smiling,
Two o'clock was the appointed hour for
the Inaugural exercises, and by the time
the House was called to order, the gal
leries and all of the available space on
the floor that was not reserved for mem
bers was packed with an expectant
crowd. Nearly all of the big political
chiefs of the state were there. A few min
ute before the House was called to order.
Senator Foster entered and amid tumul
tuous applause was escorted, to a seat
by the side of Speaker Meglcr.
Cheers for Governor McBride.
Later Charles Sweeny, the Spokane
Senatorial candidate, strolled In and took
a scat with his home delegation, and
ex-Senator John L. "Wilson, ajfl ex-Go v
erner McGraw were also ara'tTS PG ,n"
tcrested observers. Governor JvIcBride
was escorted before the House a tmr min
utes after 2 o'clock and was. greeted with
There was a conquered-but-not subdued
air about the retiring Governor as he
arofio and looked over the assemblage,
which contained so many men who nad
assisted in putting this serious crimp In
his political career, and his confident, al
most defiant, air seemed to say to them:
"I'll get some of you fellows yet, before
I'm through with you."
But the unpleasant features of the
never-ending political scrap which has
always been one of the cliaracteristlcs of
life In Washington -were for the time for
gotten. The fact that then and there was
being acted one of the most Important
milestones which mark the progress of
the great state had a subduing effect,
and politicians and plain people alike
watched and listened with becoming
From Spectator to Chief Actor.
Tbe sun shone bright In Olympla today
and It also' shone bright here on a similar
occasion 12 years ago when on the steps
of the old. capital on the hill. John H.
McGraw, a man whot penniless and
friendless, had drifted into the state a
dozen years before, was Inaugurated as
Governor of the state.
Among those witnessing that ceremony
was a bashful young attorney who had
Just been sent down from "Whatcom Coun
to to serve his first term In the Legisla
ture. He, too, had come Into the state a
few years before without money and with
out friends. Like most of the youngsters
when they make their first appearance
in public life, he was enveloped with a
becoming air of humility which concealed
his real merits, so that none who stood
with htm watching the Inauguration o
Governor McGraw a dozen years ago
dreamed that they would be rubbing el
bows with a future Governor whose rise
lo power was fully as rapid as that of
tho man in the center of the political
But the bashful young attorney caught
that tide which sweeps on to political
fortune, and today amidst thunders of ap
plause was declared chief executive of
one of the greatest states of the Union.
Mead in Great Form.
The new Governor, Albert E. Mead, long
ago replaced that air of bashfulness with
an easy air of confidence which was a
powerful factor in landing him where he
Is today. Perhaps It was the recollection
of the fierce fight that was made against
him and of the herculean efforts he had
to put forth to land the prize that kopt a
quiet little smile of triumph lurking
around his Hps as he made his forceful
declaration of the policy he wished to see
Whatever it was, tho new Governor was
certainly In great form today, and his
feelings were infectious, for the sympa
thies of the crowd were raised in thun
drous applause on more than one oc
casion, as the language of the message
appealed to them. The messages of both
the retiring and the new Governor were
received with closest attention by tho big
crowd, and when the joint session was
dissolved, hundreds of the friends of the
two men surrounded them and extended
Governor McBride occupied 23 minutes
with his message, and Governor Mead
consumed exactly SO minutes.
Senate Contest Is Sidetracked.
With so much interest ehown in the in
augural exercises today, there was but
little of interest in the Senatorial situs,-
tlon . The only change, if there Is n
change, is-a continuation of the graudal
process of disintegration which is ellmln-
nfintr Foster and Files irom, tne ugnu jl
have been taken to task for placing such
a light regard on the chances o Senator
Foster and S. H. Piles, who are leading
the other two prominent candidates.
As nreviously explained the inherent
weakness in the Foster support is an ut
ter lack of loyalty and confidence on the
part of Quite a number of the Senator's
supporters. Admitting, however.that bis
nnrlmnm ctwnirth nf 5ft VOtCS Can btl
held, he is still 13 shy of tho required num
The Piles people are claiming a. maxi
mum strength of from 30 to 33 votes,
with 30 approximately correct. As 24 of
the 30 are King County votes, and the
others fully as loyal to Piles as the 2t,
it Is an impossibility for Foster to secure
any of them. John L- Wilson has from
20 to' 23 votes and practically all of them
are men who will never vote for Foster.
There are eight Democratic votes In tne
Legislature. Of these, Moore will vote
for Piles. Martin Maloney for Sweeny and
John Earles for Foster, leaving five which
will bo cast for George Turner, a Demo
crat The three Yakima men will vote
for Congressman Jones.
Foster in Need of JJleteeru-
Thls accounts for 10S out
votes In joint session, leaving 28 remain-
Ing, from which Mr. Foster must secure
the", necessary 19 votes In order to be
elected. As Sweeny has 13 votes in his
own county and nearly 20 more in other
narts of the northeast and southeast, it
will hardly be safe for Foster to figure on
too many of the 19 coming out of what
are left after Piles and Wilson have tied
up their men.
Were cither Foster or Piles residents of
any other West Side county and In com
mand of their present numerical strength,
matters would bo vastly different and
Sweeny" would have but a small chance.
but It is the Impossibility of getting a
King County man to -vote for Foster or a
Pierce County man to vote for Piles that
practically eliminates both, of these men
from the fight and leaves It open to the
next two men on tho list. Both of these
men claim to be making inroads on the
Foster strength and both of thorn arc ap
parently content to let the Piles matter
stand as It Is.
The extent of these raids on the Foster
strength will not appear on the surface
until after the first ballots have been
taken, for a number of Wilson men and
Sweeny men who have expressed no con
fidence whatever in the success of Foster
will vote for him at, the start.
As there is still considerable time be
fore the first ballot Is taken, none of the
contestants seem to be forcing matters,
and there will be much warmth before
Saturday or Sunday. E. W. W.
TRANSFER OF DEPARTMENTS
No Ceremony Attendanpon Change of
Minor Office3"Sr Olympia.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 11. (Special.)
The formal transfer ot tho executlvo de
partments of the state government was
made today. In the office of tho State
Treasurer C W. Maynard is succeeded
by George G. Mills, ot Thurston County.
Mr. Mills retains Clarence E. Maynard as
deputy and has appointed Miss Edith
Hopp, of Olympla, stenographer. The
books were checked over and a cash bal?
ance of 5S82.032.55 was found on hand.
Attorney-General W. B. Stratton Is su
perseded by John D. Atkinson, who Is
the retiring State Auditor. Mr. Atkin
son's assistants are EL C. McDonald, of
Spokane, and A. J. Falknor, of Olympla.
The State Land Commissioner. S. A.
Callvert, retired today and E. W. Ross,
of Cowlitz County, steps In. Mr. Ross
has named H. P. Miles as assistant com
missioner and W. M. Nunn as secretary
of the Board of State Land Commission
ers. Only a few other minor changes will
be made In the force, which Is the largest
of any office In the state government, be
fore the close of the session of the Legis
lature. W. C. Clausens is now State Au
ditor. His deputy Is F. P. Jameson, of
Kitsap County, and H. G. Upset, of
Clallam, Is bookkeeper.
The inauguration of the Governor was
the only proceeding attended by formal
ities. This afternoon Governor Mead and
his secretary are Installed In the Gov
ernor's offices vacated by Governor Mc
Bride. In the Secretary of State's office
S. H. Nichols is re-elected, and the only
change in the force of employes is the
appointment of Benjamin R. Fish, retir
ing deputy State Auditor, to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of
H. P. Niles as cashier, who becomes As
sistant Commissioner of Public Lands.
R. B. Bryan, Superintendent of Public
Instruction is also re-elected and his
deputy, Frank M. McCully, remains.
The State Board of Control thl3 after
noon left for Walla Walla, where they
will check up tbe books of the Penlten
tlary. invoice the stock, and make a
formal transfer of the Institution to the
new warden, A. F. Kees.
COON PRESIDES OVER SENATE
Lieutenant-Governor Takes the Place
of Senator J. J. Smith.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Jan. 1L (Speclal.)
Followlng the adjournment of the joint
session, the Senate reconvened this after
noon and Lieutenant-Governor Charles
E. Coon was formally inducted to of
fice as the presiding officer of the Senate.
The deliberations of tho Senate have
been presided over by Senator J. J.
Smith, president of the 1903 session. Sen
ator Smith presented the Lieutenant
Governor to the Senate. In taking up the
gavel, Lieutenant-Governor Coon said:
Gentlemen ot tbe Senate In assuming the
chair as your presiding officer, I thank you
tor your cordial greetings, and desire to assure
you that I shall endeavor to act with 'alrnese
toward each and every Senator in conducting
the business of the Senate I hope for the
same hearty support which was tlven my dis
tinguished predecessor, for without that m.
effort would be of no avail.
To the majority I would say that with prac
tically a unanimous representation In this
chamber ot the dominant party In the stat.
your responsibilities are very great. But your
opportunity for the achievement of a. lasting
fame is also great. Questions ot vital import,
ance to tbe people are to come before you. and
it cannot be doubted that these will receive
the most careful examination, and that the
result of your deliberations and conluslotu
will prove of permanent value to our erf at
and rapidly growing commonwealth.
At tbe suggestion ct Senator Stewart,
-who Is chairman of the Rogers memorial
committee, a resolution providing fora
joint meeting of House and Senate at 2
P. M., Thursday, January 19, for the un
veiling of the monument erected to Gov
ernor John R. Rogers In Capitol Park,
was adopted. The resolution provides for
the appointment of a committee of two
from the Senate and three from th
House to act with the state organization
In arranging a programme.
A joint resolution deploring the death
(Coacluded on Pace .Four.)
Bill May Be Passed by
Oregon Legislature. "
WAS VETOED BY GOVERNOR
Republicans Would Get Most
Benefit From Measures.
MESSAGE TO BE READ TODAY
House Will Meet in Joint Session and
Then Adjourn Until the State
Printer Has the Bills in
SALEM, Or., Jan. 11. Tho two houses
of the Oregon Legislature .will meefln
joint convention at 11 o'clock tomor
row to listen to the reading of Gover
nor Chamberlain's message. The re
mainder of the day -will be spent in tho
Introduction.' and reading ot bills and
both houses will adjourn early enough
in the afternoon so that the members
may go home on the afternoon train to
stay over Sunday. Adjournment on
Thursday is almost necessary 'for tho
reason that few of the many bills In
troduced have been printed, and there
will be nothing for the Legislature to
do until the printed bills are received.
Tomorrow morning Secretary of State
Dunbar will transmit to the Legislature
the bills passed by the last Legislature
and vetoed by the Governor. There
are nine of these bills, over only one
of which there is likely to be a con
test at this session. The one which the
Legislature may try to pass over the
Governor's veto is Senate bill 193,
amending the Australian ballot law so
that a voter may cast a straight party
ticket by making one mark on his bal
lot. It will take a two-thirds vote to
pass this bill, or 20 votes in the Sen
ate and 40 In the house.
Republicans Will Receive Benefit.
The measure Is one that would bo
most beneficial to the Republican party
for the reason- that tfce state is Repub
lican .ani Dsfrnooratj! nucceed only In
particular cases where party tickets
are scratched. The Republicans have
25 votes In the Senate and 50 in the
House, so that they have the power to
pass the bill over the Governor's veto
If they wish. It is quite likely that
the Republicans will caucus on the
question If they desire to pass the bill
and have any doubt about getting the
required number of votes.
Senator Hodson, of Multnomah Coun
ty, has secured sample ballots from
nearly every state in the Union and
has them on exhibit at his desk. It is
seen from these ballots that In a large
majority of the states a straight party
ticket can be cast by making single
The Legislature has now been in ses
sion three days and there are 75 bills
on the .calendar in the House and 37
in the Senate. One bill, extending the
time for notifying County Clerks pf
school district and municipal tax levies
has passed both houses. One bill,
amending the charter of Hillsboro, has
passed the Senate, and one authorizing
a special Courthouse construction tax
of not to exceed 5 mills in Clatsop
County has passed the House.
The bill for an act granting to the
United States all lake bed lands that
may he uncovered In Klamath County
by the Government drainage system
was introduced in the House today by
Speaker Mills will announce his
standing committees Monday and the
announcement of Senate committees is
expected about the same time.
TO PREVENT FOREST FIRES.
Miles of Yamhill Introduces the Meas
ure in the House.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 1L (Staff Correspond
ence.) How socn the Legislature will end
the present session few members try to
guess, and from the looks of things the
leaders will not make up their minds on
that point before next week, and may not
do so even then. The constitution pro
vldes that members shall not receive
compensation for lawmaking after 40 days
from the time of convening.
The proposal of Speaker Mills for a 30-
day session was generally approved, but
few ventured the prediction thaf the Leg
islature would end before the 40-day limit.
But after the novelty of the session, shall
have worn off the members may turn
their thoughts homeward. As yet few of
the bills that are .considered Important
nave been introduced and members have
been unable to get a good survey of the
field ahead of them.
The expected bill from lumbermen and
tlmbermea for the protection of forests
against fires was Introduced by Miles of
Yamhill In the House today. No fires
are to be set In slashings or fall or stand
ing timber between June 1 and August 1
and between September la ana October 1,
without a permit from County Clerks, and
no permits shall be allowed between Au
gust 1 and September 15 for setting fire
on land not one's own and falling to ex
tinguish It. The penalty Is to be fine or
Imprisonment also for setting fire on .land
where damage results to others, or 'suf
fering fire to escape from one's own land
and for negligently or maliciously leaving
a campflre that destroys property.
From June 1 to October 1 It shall be
unlawful to use spark-emitting engines
.and locomotives In forests, without proper
spark-arresters. No fire In the closed
season shall be set before IP. M. County
Courts are to appoint forest Tangcrs, who
are to be paid by the timber-owners. Any
person et'ecOnV a violater of the act
shall receive half the fine 'tm. conviction.
of tbe culprit. i
Finn? WILL BE SENATOR-
Les Anfeies Man Is Cheice ef the.
SACRAMENTO, CaL, Jan. 11. Frank
P. Flint, ot Lqs Angeles, was chosen
for United States Senator In caucus
this morning. Tne call for a caucus
was signed by 75 members of both
houses, and 65 attended and voted. Tho
joint session of tho Legislature was
held this afternoon, and Flint -was for
Arthur Fisk released his 19 men at
a meeting this morning. They went
into the Flint caucus: These men.TvIth
Lukens, gave Flint 67.
Frank P. Flint was born In North
Reading. Mass., July IE, 1S62. In 1869
his parents moved to San Francisco,
where he was educated in the public
schools. In 18SC he moved to Orange,
then in Los Angeles County. In 1SSS
he was appointed to a clerkship in the
United States Marshal's office' In Los
Angeles. He studied law, and in 1892
was appointed Assistant United States
Attorney under JL T. Allen.
In the following year both resigned
and formed a partnership for tbe
practice of law. In 1895 3i"r. Allen, hav
insr been elected .to thVSunrcme bench.
Mr. Flint, wltbr Donald Barker, estab
lished the law firm of Flint & Barker,
which has conttaiHed to J.K& time. He
was appointor - unites BUit.es attorney
for the Southern District .of- -Califor
nia, April 8, 1897, and served for four
years. He has alwaysbiea -actlye . In'
Republlcaa politics; ' V is married,,
and has two childrtV" X girl of l'f and
a boy -.11 -years old. j
Both souses ot the LeglshMCre" have
adopted a . ewcarrent resolution memo
rializing the 'Representatives of California
in Congress' to oppose the enactment Into
law ot tha. suggestion ot the- Internal
Revenue Cofainiseioncr that a tax ot 25
cents per. gallon be levied on brandy used
In rertlfytog1 sweet wines, especially In
thla state.' The resolution sets forth that
the proposed tax would bankrupt yitlcul
turists "and ' destroy property valued at
millions of dollars.
NEW SENATOR FROM UT$H.
George Sutherland Will Be' Elected
With Aid of Mormons.
SALT LAKE, Jan. XL At a Joint cau
cus of the Republicans of the two
houses of the Legislature .tonight. George
Sutherland was nominated unanimously
for United States Senator to succeed
Thomas K earns. As there are only six
Democrats In the Legislature, the nom
ination is equivalent to election. Tha
houses will ballot separately next Tues
day. George Sutherland was born in Buck
ingham. England. In 1S62. At the age of
two years be came with his parents to
Utah, where Ms father engaged In rain
ing. After completing his course at
Brighara Young College Locan. he stud-
led law at the University of Michigan.
uviu& jji-iwjurtieu ;n Ai - xie returneu to
Utah and hoimn th. rr.Ir(i.-i. nt i.,-r
terovo. Whn TTtah "riterd tho .Unfon.
JIr. SutberlanoWaS tfecfed'to Cfe "State
Senate and In 1200 was elected to Con
gress, where he served one term In the
House of Bcpreschtatt:es, He declined a
re-nominatiqn In 1904. Mr. Sutherland
was married in 1SS3 to Rosamond Lee.
daughter of John Perclval Lee. .
While not a Mormon, Mr. Sutherland
received the support of the Mormon
members of the Legislature.
C0HTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPE&
TODAY'S Fair and nearly stationary tempera
ture; easterly winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 37
deg.; minimum, 26. Precipitation, none.
Tho War in tho I'ar .East..
Russian and Japanese 3eets rear one another
In Indian Ocean. Page 5.
Russian ehip returns home badly ' damaged.
Japanese give great ovation to Russian officers
on parole. Page 5. x
Cry for peace grows stronger In Bussla. Page 5.
President Roosevelt declares railroad-rate ques
tion is paramount issues and must be acted
on. Page 3. '
Klne-tenths of Republicans in Cosgre;s oppose
tariff revision. Page 3.
Nebraska Legislature instructs Congressnen to
support Roosevelt on railroad Issue.. Page 3.
Senate debates National incorporation of rail,
roads. Page -1.
'House passes bill which cuts down General
Miles' pay. Page 4.
Idaho citizens testify in defense of Senator
Smoot. Page 8.
Chairman Burton opposes appropriation for
Celilo canal. Page 1.
Mrs. Sake said to be one of gang which ex
torts money from rich men; Duke's family
begins p roc tilings on charge ot conspiracy.
Page 2. . ,
National Livestock Association almost splits
on admission of railroad men. Page 4.
Union Pacific gives up fight on winding up of
Northern Securities. Page 4.
Atlantic liner ashore near New York and In
distress. Page 1.
Cottage Grove High School case may a(Tct
status of many like Institutions In Oregon.
Lyndon, Wash., mob puts 'Marshal In JalL
Mrs. Parke Wilson, of Oakland, may be
woman who pawned ring to fly from hus
band. Page 7.
Inauguration of Governor Mead takes place at
Olympla. Page 1.
Address to Washington legislators. Page".
Law to vote party ticket by a single mark
may be passed at Salem. Page 1.
Bill; Introduced in Oregon Senate and House.
Commercial and Marine.
Weekly review of local Jobbing and produce
markets. Page 13.
Active market for produce at Seattle. Page 15.
Improvement In San Francisco barley market.
New York stock market e4uggUh. Page IS.
-Fluctuations in wheat at Chicago. Page 15.
Largest oU-carrifr on Coast arrives. Page 14.
Steamer Dalles City only slightly damaged.
' Portland and Vicinity.
Resolution Is passed at Chamber of Commerce
banquet asking President to u.? InCuence
la ending war in Orient. Page 1.
Federal grand Jury has another easy day, re
turning no Indictments. Page 9.
State Horticultural Society urges the necessity
of- measures to rid orchards and markets ot
fruit pests. Page 10.
Appropriation of $100,000 Is expected of Wash
ington for the Lewis and Clark Exposition.
2any petty canes appealed to tbe Circuit Court
are swept from tbe dockets. Page 16.
New freight rate allowed on household effects
to tbe Oregon Country. Page 10.
X. W- C A Trvlewa work jat past y- I nt
lays Oaiufor tbe future. Pate 10.
NO MONEY FOR IT
Burton !s Opposed to
HARD FIGHT FOR OREGON
River and Harbor Chairman
States His Position.
THINK PORTAGE ROAD ENOUGH
Williamson Makes Vigorous Answer,
Saying Portage Road Is Only a
Makeshjft Northwest Works
vREGONLN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Jan. 1L It is going to require all
Utie Influence that the combined delega
tions for Oregon, Washington and Idaho
can bring to bear to secure provision in
the River and Harbor bfll for carrying on
work on The Dalles-Celilo Canal. Chair
man Burton, who has hertofore been re
garded as friendly to this project, is now
decidedly antagonistic and. If bis present
views prevail, no appropriation will "be
made for the canal. In a letter which he
sent to Representative Williamson today
"I, am strongly disposed to think we
shall have to omit any appropriation for
The Dalles-Celilo Canal. Tho total cost
of the plan would be 3,SOO,000, and it Is
useless to begin with a partial appropria
tion. "Again there are numerous other
projects in Oregon, notably the mouth ot
the Columbia, which will require large
appropriations. Would it not be well to
try for the time the portage railway
that Kin be completed at comparatively
small expense and would Indicate wheth
er traffic from below the falls would de
velop In sufficient amount to make It de
sirable to canalize the river for 12 miles
at and near The Dalles?".
Williamson Makes Reply.
To this letter Representative William
I son tonight made reply, stating that the
people of Oregon. Washington and Idaho
are "not adkfcig for a full appropriation
at this time to comptete the
only enough to starty wo;
xaw.wu. He added:
"So long as the Columbia River Is land
locked, at Celilo . FaTh?,- Government ex
penditure at the mouth of the river must
be very largely ' charged to Oregon's ac
count. Until the locks were constructed
at the Cascades, expenditure at the
mouth of the Columbia could be charged
almost wholly to that portion of Oregon
lying west of the Cascade Mountains.
The construction of locks at the Cas
cades, however, increased the area
chargeable with this expenditure by a
material portion In both Oregon and
Washington. Not until the final open
ing of Columbia River navigation by the
removal of the obstruction at Celilo Falls
will the whole Columbia River basin,
comprising most of Oregon, Washington
and Idaho, be chargeable with work at
the mouth of the Columbia. So desirous
are the citizens of Oregon to utilize some
of the advantages of river transportation
on the Columbia that they havo again
brought into use the well-known make
shift at Celilo Falls-a portage railway.
They expect to make use of this partial
remedy until such time as a true remedy
may be applied."
Will Try Again and Again.
Congressmen Jones and French are co
operating with Mr. Williamson In the
effort to convince Chairman Burton that
the Government should at this time make
provision for The Dalles-Celilo Canal. If
the effort ultimately falls in the House
and the River and Harbor bill should
pass that body a renewed effort will be
made by the Northwestern Senators to
have an amendment attached to the bill
in the Senate, providing for commencing
work on this canal.
To Pay for Mission's Land.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 11. A favorable report was
made today on the bill appropriating
J45.000 to pay St. James Mission for
lands which were taken from It and in
corporated In the Vancouver military res
ervation In Washington.
BIG LINER IN DANGER.
Runs Aground Off Fire Island
Signals for Rescuers.
NEW YORK. Jan. 12 (3:30 A. MI) A
large steamer Is ashore on Fire Island
beach. Owing to the thick weather, 'her
name has not yet been learned, but the
vessel is a large one. and 'Is well lighted
One of the steamers likely to be there
Is the Italian liner Lombardia, from
Genoa and Naples, reported last night
as 277 miles off Sagaponack, L. I. There
Is not much sea running, and the vessel
does not appear to be In Immediate dan
ger. The wind is from the southwest and
NEW YORK. Jan. 12 .(3:50 A. M.) Sig
nals of distress, guns and . rockets have
been fired by the steamer which Is on the
beach at Fire Island. Lifesavers are now
on the way to the scene.
There has been considerable increase In
the wind, and the observers at Fire
Island say a storm Is not far off. Rain is
falling and a dense fog has settled over
JMew Minister From Brazil.
RIO JANEIRO. Jan. 1L Joann Nubo
de Arujo, present Brazilian Minister to
Great Britain, ba been appointed Kin-
Ister tp Washington. ScnorBranco. the
Foreign Minister, will entertain Ameri
can Minister Thompson at dinner In
honor of his prospective promotion to
RISING ON TEE CONGO.
Natives Rebel and Massacre Whites,
Storming American Mission.
BERLIN. Jan. 12. A dispatch to the
Taglische Rundschau from Brussels says
that the news ot the uprising in the-
Congp Free State is not confirmed offi
cially, DUt that unofficial reports affirm
In the most positive manner that a revolt
has broken out in the Mongalla district.
The Ababa tribe of native troops. Is said
to have mutinied , and killed Its officers,
the American mission has been stormed
and the posts of the Kazal Company de
The-foqus of the trouble Is in the upper
reaches of the Congo River where. It la
reported, all the whites have been mur
dered. Catholic missionaries and mis
sions are said to have suffered especially. -
STICKS TO HIS POLICY.
Chamberlain Still Insists That Britain
Is Losing Trade.
LONDON, Jan. 11. Joseph Chamber
lain, speaking at Preston tonight, de
fended his financial policy for the first
time before a Lancashire audience Inter
ested in the cotton situation. Repeating
his usual arguments. Mr. Chamberlain as
serted that he would never again hold of
fice In the government unless he could
advance the great cause to which he had
dedicated the remainder of his strength
Referring to the Board of Trade re
turns, showing that 1S04 was the record
year for their trade. Mr. Chamberlain
contended that it did not matter so long
as protected countries were Increasing
their trade to a greater extent than Great
Britain and that the increase in 1904 was
largely due to the Increased price of raw
cotton. He frankly declared that under
no circumstances would he tax raw-cot
ton or wool. He quoted facts to show
that Instead of. enjoying 44 per cent of the
world's trade, as In 18S8 Great Britain
has only 23 per cent now, while the con
tinent and America have greatly in
creased their percentages of trade for the
OUTRAGE ON BRITISH SHIP.
Investigation Ordered on Arrest of
Officers in Brazil.
LONDON, Jan. U. Foreign Minister
Lansdowno has cabled to the British Min
ister at Rio Janeiro to 'investigate the
circumstances of an alleged outrage on
officers, of the steamer Rio Xapury at
Para. The Scottish Shipmasters Asso
ciation reports to Lord Lansdowne that
while the Rio Xapury was anchored at
Para on November 29, 1904, she was board
ed by uniformed men, who arrested the
ship's officers, took them ashore and Im
prisoned them. No reason was assigned
for this action, and the following day
the ships officers were released. Mean
while, however, their cabins had been en
tered and property and money stolen.
The steamer Rio Xapury sailed from
the Clyde on October 22 for Para, touch
ing at Madeira on November 7. She Is a
vessel of 95 tons, and- In Lloyd's register
her nationality Is given as Brazilian.)
British Count Decides Against Amer
ican Claim on British Stockholders.
LONDON, Jan. 11. A decision today of
the King's Bench Division of the High.
Court of Justice . debars American cred
itors from recovering debts from share
holders of British companies doing busi
ness in America. The question arose
through a suit of the RIsdon Iron Works
Company, which sought to recover from
Sir Christopher Furness as a shareholder
ot the Copper King, Limited, now liqui
dating, the cost of work supplied to the
latter company in California.
The plaintiffs contended that, as the
Copper King Company did business In
California, the shareholders were amen
able to the California lawa and therefore
for the company-Is debts. The court held
that the Copper King was an English
company and that the liability of the
shareholders was limited to paying in full
for their shares.
TO GUARD FRENCH MISSION.
Large Force of Cavalry Will Protect
It From Moorish Brigands.
NEW YORK, Jan. 11. Members of the
French diplomatic mission to Fez will
embark this afternoon on a cruiser for
Larache, according to a Herald dispatch
from Tangier. The Moorish government
Is taking the necessary precautions to
safeguard the overland road which Is to
be followed by the mission.
A special detachment of native cav
alry Is awaiting the mission at Larache,
and a supplementary escort of 700 horse
men will Join them at a, point halfway
between Larache and Fez.
Reports from Fez are to the effect that
by the express decree of the Sultan, the
French Minister will be accorded a cor
dial and elaborate reception.
Will Not Accept Borden's Resignation
OTTAWA, Jan. 11. The Conservative
members of Parliament and Senators
have declined to accept the resignation
of R. L. Borden, of Halifax, as leader of
the opposition. Mr. Borden was defeated
at the recent election and until a seat Is
obtained for him, George E. Foster will
lead the opposition.
WUI Not Act for Italy.
ROME, Jan. 1L The Tribune publishes
a semi-official statement to the effect
that Italy has not designated the United
States Government to act for her with
regard to Venezuelan matters, and adding
that Italy and the United States will act
jointly In Venezuelan affairs only as re
gards questions of mutual concern.
Denmark Will Have 'New Cabinet
tufJSAtiiWiisji, Jan. 11. The re
maining members of the Deuntzer Cab
inet have resigned. King Christian has
requestea me .Ministers to carry on
business Until their successors are se
Will Hear Evidence in Public.
PARIS. Jan. 11. The international
commission appointed to inquire Into the
North Sea Incident today issued a formal
statement that the hearings of witnesses
would take place In public.
THE JAYS DEATH ROLL.
Mrs. Alice V. Burke Tichner.
NEW YORK, Jan. 1L Alice Valentine
Burke Tichner, widow of the late James
Frederick Tichner, former president of the
British Columbia Copper Company and
mother ;of Lady Cunard, Is dead at her
home here. She was 60 years old, and had
been 111 or some months. She resided
for several years in San Franclso-. where.
her first husband, F. G. Burke, rJBfe
WOULD EI Will
Guests at Brilliant Ban
quet So Declare.
RESOLUTIOFf TO ROOSEYELT
Stirring Measure , Taken by
Chamber of Commerce,
TIME FOR U. S. TO STEP IN
President Is Asked to Use His lnflu
ence in Ending Bloody. Struggle
in Orient Many ' Notable
Whereas, Conditions have arisen in
the war between Japan and Uussla.
which make it desirable for the sake o.f
humanity and the interests of all con
cerned that there should be a speedy
termination of such war; therefore, be it
Resolved, By the Chamber Of Com
merce of Portland. Or., comprising its
representative citizens. That the Pres
ident of the Untied States be, and he is
hereby respectfully requested to use his
influence and good otflces. as speedily
and effectively as possible to put an
end to the hostilities between Russia,
and Japan and secure, an honorable
peace between the two nations.
The annual meeting of the Portland
Chamber of Commerce was held la3t
night in the rooms of the Portland Com
mercial Club. Two hundred of tha rep
resentative business men ot the city and
distinguished guests of the Chamber from
over the state were present to grace tho
occasion of- the beginning of another
year's work. The stories of what has
been done during the year were told and
prophesies of what will be accom
plished In the future were made, but all
sank Into second place beside tho stajnd
which thr Chamber took in askfruri'fer tb.
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resolution was brought about by- the re
marks of Mayor George H. WilLiasas and
Consul H. B. Miller, of Eugene- Tha
statements of both gentlemen were in
dorsed by the unanimous vote and pro-
longed applause ot all present, and tha
continued effort and Influence of the or
ganization was pledged in emphasizing tha
request and sentiment of the people oC
Portland and of the Northwest as evi
denced by the opinions 'of the two
Mfeyor Warmly Welcomed.
Mayor Williams, when introduced bfl
W. D. Wheelwright, the new president ofi
the Chamber, spoke in his usual inimi
table fashion, after he was allowed td
speak by the guests who greeted his In
traduction with prolonged and hearty ap
plause and cheers. He said In part:
"I was Invited to attend this meeting
with an intimation that I was expected
to make a speech, and it was no surprlsa
to me, for I seem to be expected to speak
whether I attend a birth, a wedding or a
funeral. I have been considering what
subject to choose. To be facetious is to
be frivolous and to be serious is to bo
dull. I have therefore decided to speak on.
a subject which Is of great Interest to
me and concerning which I have deep
feeling the war between Russia and Ja
pan. "I do not think it Is right to Interfere in
a conflict without giving each combatant
a chance to measure his strength In bat
tle. Now each has had a fair fight and
no favors, but peace Is as far away as at
first. Is this to continue?
Peace Must Come From Outside.
"Japan is no doubt ready and willing
to accept mediation, but cannot- ask, for
she would be snubbed by haughty Rus
sia. It must come through others. Rus
sia, on the other hand, is determined not
to arbitrate. This, if continued, means
the final overthrow and perhaps the com
plete annihilation of Japan, for It has
been shown that the Japanese soldier
thinks It Is an honor to die fighting for.
"I think It is time for some one to
mediate and stop this carnival of death
and sorrow. Russia has no business
in Manchuria, no more than the high
wayman with his spoils. She promised
to evacuate, but with her characteristic
perfidy has erected forts and fortified
herself in the land which did not he
long to her. If she Is permitted tc
continue, she will keep on In her careei
"Some time the nations will have to
interfere to stop the course of this col
lossal, greedy country, and this is the
time. She has been defeated on land
and on sea. She is torn by civil feuds.
Under general conditions it is not righl
to take advantage of a country's mis
fortunes, but In the case of such a col
Iossal robber as Russia It is justifi
able. "I hold that there Is a law higher
than the community of nations or the
call of commerce the law of humanity
which beats warm in the human breast
the call of man to man. In kindness.
This Nation Should Act.
"President Roosevelt Is a man. of jus
tice, and I believe If he was backed uy
by the sentiment of the Nation he
would take this step, and I ask, where
Is there a body more competent tc
make the request than this Chamber
of Commerce? Possibly we could put
into a motion a sentiment which would
sweep the country.
"Portland is nearer the seat' of war,
but I do not ask the action on com
mercial grounds but upon tho footing
of humanity. What spectacle would be
more glorious than to see the United
States, in one hand the olive branch ol
peace and in the other the flaming
sword of justice, demanding that the
nations lay down their arms in this
bloody war and to be Instrumental in
Concluded on Fagtf 14.)