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VOL. XLIV. NO. 13,759.
POETLAND, OBEGON, FRIDAY, JAOTABY 13, 1905
PRICE. FIVE GENTS.
COAX MR. FORTH
Seattle Banker Urged to
Run for Senator.
PILES' CHANGES ARE POOR
King Candidate and Wilson
Have a Little Wrangle.
WORDY WAR 'OUT OF EARSHOT
.Governor Mead Has Not Shown Par
tiality for Any 'Candidate, a He
Is Indebted to Both sf the
King County. Mem
OLYMPIA. 'Wash., Jan. 12.-TSpecial.)
"Is King County, preparing to enter Jacob
Furth in the Senatorial racer is the
question that is being discussed around
the lobbies tonight. For the past two
days the delegation of the btg county has
teen indulging in considerable chafing at
the bit, and expressing dissatisfaction over
the slow progress that the Piles candi
dacy Is making. As the prospect for
electing Mr. Piles seems small indeed, a
number of the members desire to try for
the prize with a new candidate, and It Is
stated tonight that a determined effort
will be made to Induce the wealthy
banker to get into tho game.
The general opinion outside of King
County is that Mr. Furth will decline the
honor, especially at this time, when John
L. Wllspn is steadily gaining In strength
and could hardly be asked to get out of
tho way of the Furth bandwagon. The
Sweeny followers from the southeastern
part of the state also got together today
and talked matters over in an informal
It now scents certain that the efforts of
tho Foster people to win tho Ankeny fol
lowing In the southeast have been abor
tive, and .the false report that Ankeny
was favorable to, the Foster cause has
had a boomerang effect. Sweeny from
the siert had more votes in that part of
tho state, than it was possible for any
other candidntn.to-flecure.. and on a choice
between" himself and "Wilson, would un
doubtedlv secure most of the votes In
the southeast combine
Sweeny Second in the List.
Unless there Is a change in the situa
tion "before next Wednesday. Sweeny will
probably enter the fight with between 30
and 35 votes, which will place him second
In the list, tho general opinion being that
Foster will lead with from 45 to 50 votes.
The Jones Senatorial boom came to
town today. To bo more accurate, It
made lbs first appearance at Olympla to
day, for there is a lurking belief that Its
proprietor. Dr. W. II. Hare, of Yakima,
has had it here in cold storage all the
time. The demand that the Takima Con
gressman .should succeed Addison O. Fos
ter quite naturally comes In greatest vol
ume from Yakima County, and Manager
Hare states that in addition to a solid
home delegation of three members, he al
ready has the pledge of two others from
adjoining counties, with enough more In
sight to make it practically certain that
Jones will have at least seven votes on
the first ballot.
As this number would leave Congress
man Jones still shy about 62 votes there
Js nothing very formidable In the pres
ent dimensions of the boom, but it has
n wakened some speculation as to where
the component parts of " the Jones
sarength will fall when the -boom Is shat
Check on the Dark Horses.
Aside from tho possiblo entry of Furth
there are no new developments of import
an in the Wilson and riles end of the
fight. Previous to this time there has
been a marked similarity in the conduct
of the Piles campaign and that of Harold
Preston two years ago. Some deviation
from this system was noticeable yester
day and today when instead of inviting a
big delegation down from Seattle to urge
on the delegation tho necessity of stand
lng pat ambassadors from the Piles camp
are dispatched from Olympla to Seattle
to report progress and secure sugges
tions. This method checks the pressure
of the dark horses, of which each delcga
tlon that caino down to help Preston two
years ago was so largely constituted.
It Is rumored that Governor Mead Is
quietly aiding the Wilson candidacy, but
the report is denied by the chief execu
tive as well as his friends, and there is
nothing tangible on which the chargo can
be based. Mead is undoubtedly very
friendly toward Wilson for the ex-sen
ator's newspaper, the Seattle Post-Intel
llgencer. put up a great fight for him
during the campaign, but he is also under
obligation to Piles.
Piles went up into King County,
making a personal appeal to the voters.
declaring that unless they returned
handsome majority for Mead, it would
be useless for a King County man to en
ter the Senatorial fight at Olympia. This
work was quite effective and in order
not to offend any one. the chief cxecutlre
is very discreetly keeping his hands off.
Aid Given to Wilsoh.
The new State Land Commissioner.
Ross, has turned over all of the machin
ery of his office to the Wilson cause and
some very tangible results have undoubt
edly been received. The oflice of the
Land Commissioner Is much more Ira
portant than !s generally understood
The state has such a large amount of val
uable land in its different grants that
the Commissioner not only has constd
r.bie clrkhl patroaae ta 4iapew of
but he .has considerable- survey worn
throughout the year.
All. of the. aid. however, which Wil
son is securing from Ross or any other
agency outside of King County, will
not enable him to land the big prize
unless he can receive the 'support of
his own county. In accordance with an
agreement with Piles, the ex-Senator
is to refrain from making any attempt
to secure King County votes nntil
Piles Is satisfied . that lie cannot be
elected. Thus far In the tight the Files
strength has remained stationary and
Wilson has gained steadily since his
arrival on the scene.
Piles -Jangles With Wilson.
The result of this situation is notice
able In a slight straining of the rela
tions between the two men. This strain
almost developed into open warfare a
day or two ago when the news was
conveyed' to the Piles headquarters
that a small "batch of votes from an
adjoining county had been annexed by
Mr. Piles visited the headquarters of
the ex-Senator, and accused him of
stealing votes. The exact language of
the controversy is known only to the
two principals, but in effect the ex
Senator Is said to have denied the al
legation and supplemented his denial
with the exslanation that it was an
impossibility for 'him to steal some
thing that Piles did not possess, the
intimation being that the somethlngxlu
this particular case was votes outside
of King County.
Both branches of the legislature will
adjourn early tomorrow and the mem
bers will not meet again until Monday
afternoon- Owing to the unsatisfactory
accommodations since the burning of
the Big Hotel a greater number than
liKtml -will leave the caDltal over Sun-
d'ay, and In consequence the Senatorial
fight will have a temporary respite.
E. W. W.
WILL ADJOURN UNTIL MONDAY
House and Senate"will Probably Go to
Seethe Big Ship
OLYMPIA, Wash.. Jan. 12. -Special)
If present plans are carried out the
House and Senate will adjourn at noon
tomorrow till Monday, thus ending the
first week of the session. Tomorrow af
ternoon the members will leave by
special train for Seattle, where, nt the
Invitation of Mayor R. A. Balllnger,
they will visit the new steamship Min
Next week will be marked by the
beginning on Wednesday of the ballot
ing for United" States Seantor. There
has been no change in the Senatorial
situation, and indications point to pro
The Senate today held an early
afternoon session. Senator Hand
presented a memorial for adoption by
the Legislature praying Congress for
early completion of the canal from The
Dalles to Celllo, In order that there
may be uninterrupted. navIiiUou on
the Columbia River. An Irrigation code.
that was recommended by the State
Irrigation Commission appointed last
year Ty Governor McBrlde, was pre
sented by Reed, of Yakima.
Clapp, of Jefferson, is author of a bill
providing that the State Treasurer
shall forfeit his position if state funds
shall be deposited in any bank in a
greater sum than the capital stock of
such bank. It is the present custom
to deposit all the state funds, averag
lng $1,000,000, in one bank In Olympla,
Another Senate bill seeks to permit cor
poratlons to own stock In other corpo
rations. Twenty-two bills were intro
duced in the House. McCoy, of Lewis
County, presented two which propose
radical changes In the present metho.l
of disposing of timber on state lands.
Another bill seeks to prohibit the
branches of foreign banks hereafter es
tablished in this state from receiving
deposits, and to also require existing
branches of foreign banks to have
capital siocK not less wan tnat re
quired by the National banking act
in the- organization of National banks.
A new insurance bill, introduced to
day, if enacted, will replace all exist
lng Insurance laws of the state. It pro
poses radical departures from present
Three excise-tax bills, requiring the
payment of 5 per cent of gross receipts
of sleeping-car companies, 3 per cent
gross receipts of express companies
and 3 per cent of gross premium of
bonding companies, made their appear
ance. A companion bill provides for an
appointive tax commission.
Appropriation bills were introduced
Kas follows: $104,000 for maintenance of
Kllonsburg Normal School; 525,000 for
Nachez Pass road; $50,000 for Cowlitz
DRAIN HAS BEEN REAPPOINTED
Remains as Brigadier-General of the
Washington National Guard.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Jan. lt-(SpeclaL)-One
of the first official acts of Governor
Albert E. Mead was the signing as com-
manacr-ia-chicf of the following order.
wnicn was given out today:
Brigadier-General James A. Drain Is here
by reappointed and recommissloned Brig
atiier-Generai ana Adjutant-General, with
rang rrom January ie, 1501.
Commissions of all officers of the Govern
ors staff having expired on thin day hr ao-
tlon of law, the following appointments
of officers of - the Governor's staff are here
To b Colonel and Inspector-General Cap
tain jonn ivinue. u. s. Army, retiree.
To be Major. Military Secretary and Ax
slatant Adjutant-General Asbmun N.
Brown, of Seattle.
By order of ALBERT E. lEAD.
The two first-named positions are the
only regularly salaried positions in the
Guard. The Adjutant-General receive
53)00 from tho state and the Inspector-
General receives full Captain s pay from
the Government. Major Brown receives
a salary of 520W per year, the staff po
sition by custom going to the Governor's
private secretary, which position he holds.
MORE SMUGGLED JEWELS.
Customs Officers Find 9125,000
Worth of Mrs. Chadwick's Gems.
CLEVELAND. Jan. 12. It Is stated that
the custom officers have succeeded in
finding a number of additional lots of
Jewels brought Into this country by Mrs.
Chad wick, upon which no duty was paid.
It is estimated that the officials have
up to this time located sot less than
$113,000 worth of diamonds and jewelry.
Seconal Squadron at Suez.
SUEZ, Jan. 12. The division of the Rus
sian second Pacific squadron, commanded
by Rear-AdaalraJ Sotrovalcy, -arrived Jure
Congress Will Make an
CONTRACT TO CONTINUE
Fulton Will Make Fight for
NATION'S FAITtflS PLEDGED
Burton Is Opposed to Provision in
River and Harbor Bill, but Ful
ton Will Carry Fight to Sen
ateNothing for Locks.
OREG ONI AN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Jan. 12. "The people of Oregon
can rest assured that a river and har
bor bill will be passed this session."
This statement is made by Senator Ful
ton tonight 'after a conference with
Chairman Burton, of the House com
mittee on rivers and harbors.
"But." adds the Senator, "it will be
a comparatively small bill. The House
committee Is scaling down appropria
tions to the lowest notch, and Is cut
ting out many Items altogether. Only
the most important projects will be
cared for and some of them will be
Senator Fulton is satisfied that am
ple provision will be made for contin
uing the Improvement of the mouth of
the Columbia and that reasonable ap
propriation will be made for main
taining an open channel from Port
land to the sea. Just what amounts the
House committee will agree to lie does
not know as yet. The committee has
not yet considered the Pacific Coast
Continuing Contract on Jetty.
Senator Fulton was very greatly en
co u raged to receive arsurance that the
lmDrovemcnt of the mouth of the Co
lumbia River Is to be made a continu
ing contract. This will insure annual
appropriations until the work Is com
Dieted and will take tub project be
yond the range of the river and harbor
bills of the- future. In other words, It
assures completion of the Jetty ac
cording to the approved rlan.-
The rivers &aJ harbors committee per
sists in charging the Columbia River
Improvement to Oregon and, in view
of the fact that provision is to be
made for keeping open navigation to
Portland, the House committco will
shut off practically all other appropria
tions for Oregon. There will be no
provision in the House bill for the
Dalles-Celilo canal, nor will there be
any nrovlsion for the purchase of the
canal and locks at Willamette Falls.
All small harbor projects along the
Oregon Coast, and minor projects along
the Columhla River will probably be
cut off "by the committee In its aim
to hold down appropriations.
Will Fight for Celllo Canal.
Senator Fulton Intends to make an
earnest effort when the river and
harbor bill reaches the Senate, to have
an amendment attached making an ap
propriation for commencing work on
The Dalles-Celllo canal. Chairman
Burton adheres to toe position lie took
in his letter to Representative Wil
liamson and insists that the state por-
tago road will be ample to meet all ie
mands of UDDer-rlver commerce. In
fact Mr. Burton says he has been ad
vised by several engineers that a canal
at The Dalles would not tend to build
up any considerable commerce, but
would be a waste of a large amount of
Senator Fulton takes issue with him
on this argument. Aside from the fact
that shippers of the entire Inland Em
nlre-are demanding an open river. Sen
ator Fulton declares that the State of
Oregon, assuming that the Government
-was acting in good faith, has ex
pended $100,000 in the purchase of
rights of way for the proposed Gov
ernment canal. It was generally un
dcrstood In the lust Congress that, if
the state would present this right of
way to the Government, Congress
would provide all funds necessary for
building the canal. To back out now
that the state has fulfilled Its part of
the agreement wouM be bad faith.
Senator Fulton has hopes of having
an appropriation ror tue JJaues project
Inserted in the bill In the Sen
ate and of holding the Senate
amendment in the bill in conference.
Chairman Burton will not listen to the
nroposltlon to make the Dalles im
provement" a continuing contracts If
that change can -be made by the Sen
ate, construction of the canal will be
Rural Delivery for Milwaukie.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ins ton, Jan. 12. Rural free-delivery serv
ice has been ordered established February
15, from Mllwaukie. Clackamas County,
covering an additional area of 10 1-S
square miles; population served, 460.
HARD BLOW TO BRISTOW.
Inspectors Transferred From His Jur
Isdlctlon to His Chief's.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. Postmaster
General Wynne has issued an order trans
ferring the entire corps of postofflce In
spectors from the Jurisdiction of the
Fourth Assistant Postmaster-General and
placing them Immediately under the Postmaster-General.
The action Is. taken on
the ground of serving the best Interests of
the Government, and also based on The
!lftcttclM iapector-ef tfca other-ex
ecutive departments of the Government
arc directly under the head of the depart
The order is effective next Monday. It
affects over 38 men. scattered throughout
the country., who. ever since the creation
of the office of Fourth Assistant Postmas
ter-General, have been under the complete
direction and control-of that office. The
order is one of the most Important Issued
by tbe Postofnee Department for a long
period, and may create significant de
velopments. Fourth Assistant FostmasterrUenerai
Srlstow. who Is strenuously opposed to
the transfer, has riven definite expres
sion to his opposition, and made efforts
to avert the transfer.
Ue today discussed the matter with the
President. At the conclusion of his In
terview he would say nothing as to tho
order or regarding the course he would
Tbe transfer of the inspectors has been
under consideration for sqstCjiiBarcy The
insoectors formerly wen directly UMar
the Postmaster-General, but when E. GV
Rathbone was promoted from chief Post
office Inspector to Fourth Assistant Post.
master-General, a few years ago, they
were placed under that office and have
remained there ever since.
It Is understood to be the Postmaster-
General's Idea that, as the Inspectors
have to deal with the work of tbe offices
of all four of the Assistant Postmasters
General, their services can be most effect
ive when they are under direction of the
To Restore Army Canteen.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12. The Senate
committee on military affairs today con
sidered Informally the bill to restore the
Army canteen. Senator Proctor Intends
to lay the bill before the committee at
Its next meeting.
SANTA EE TRACT SMASHED.
Three Persons Killed, Two Fatally In
jured Through Disobedience.
LAS VEGAS, N. M., Jan. 12. Three
were killed, two fatally injured and sev
eral others more or less painfully hurt
in a collision today between the Fast
bound California llmlted-on the Santa Fe
road and a freight traim The accident
occurred' about 30 mllessouth of Raton
and was due to the failure, of the freight
crew to observe orders. The wreck was
the worst in the history 'of this division
and a number of trains were held up until
midnight pending the clearing of the
M. COCHRAN, fireman.
P. A. Allison, engineer.
THE DAY'S DEATH H0LL.
Mme. Emily de Laszowski-Gerard.
VIENNA, Jan. 12. Mme. Emily de Las-
zowski-Gerard, novelist and literary critic
is dead, aged 66. Her husband. Chevalier
Mlscialas de Laszowskt. who ,was a
Lleutenant-General in the Austrian army.
died flvo weeks ago.
K. H. Sarasohn Publisher.
NEW YORK", Jarv6HK. H. S-wpluv
of the United States, died today of pneu
monia. Ho was 70 years old. He estab
lished the flrot Jewish newspaper pub
lished in this country, the Jewish Ga
zette. in 1S74.
S. Garber, First Governor of Nebraska
RED CLOUD, Neb., Jan. 12. Ex-Govern
or Silas Garber, the first Governor of Nc
braska under the new constitution, died
early today at his home In this city. The
immediate cause of his death was a stroko
New York a Foggy Skating Rink.
NEW YORK, Jan. 12. A light drizzling
rain which continued throughout the
night, freezing the moment It struck the
ground, by today had transformed the
streets and sidewalks of Greater New
York Into a great skating rink. Pedes
trians, transportation lines and horses in
street traffic found themselves alike prac
tically helpless. A dense fog which set
tied over the city during the night added
to the seriousness of the situation, and
harbor traffic suffered almost as seriously
as the land transportation lines.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
TODAY'S Light snow and continued cold;
TESTERD AY'S Maximum temperature, 30
dec; minimum. 26. Precipitation. 0.08 Inch.
Tbe War la the Var East.-
Russia decides to continue tbe war and save
her dlcnlty. Page 5.
Ojama gets reinforcements and Kuropatkla
will make supreme enort to crosn mm.
Naval battle in Indian Ocean expected. Paso 5.
Downfall of Combes expected In France.
Miners' strike apreads In Germany, Page 3.
Anti-Semitic 'agitator sentenced. Page 5.
Warm debate In the House on Impeachment
of Judge Swayne. Page 4.
Senate discusses merchant marine bill. Page 4.
Pacific Coast delegation opposes tariff revision,
AonroDrlatlons will be made for Columbia.
jetty and channel, and Fulton will make
fight for Celllo. canal. Page 4.
Secretary Morton offers plan to settle railroad'
rate question. Page 3.
Idaho politics dlecussed in Srnoot cae. Page 3.
Livestock Convention has hot session. Page 1.
Colorado Legislature expels two Senators.
Governor Chamberlain delivers message to Ore
gon Legislature. Page 6.
Text of Governor Chamberlains message.
Forecast of committee appointments In Oregon
Senate and House. Page 0.
Jacob Furth urged to run for Senator in Wash
ington. Page 1.
Proceedings of Washington Legislature. Page
Ite-openlng of draft may cause. Coast League
to Decome ouuaxr again, rise iu
"Alaska widow" arrested for burning of nu
merous bouses In Northwest. Page .11.
Cmatllla farmer shoots man who wanted to
come In out of the cold. Page 4.
Attempted bank burglary at Forest Grove.
Portland sad Tkbdty.
Municipal League will make public attack on
District Attorney Manning. Page 10.
Consul Miller talks of future development of
Manchuria. Page 12.
City is covered with thick mantle of snow,
Morrison-street bridge will be opened to traffle
today.. Page 9.
Federal grand Jury makes no jvtw Indictments,
Asset of defunct Portland Saris s Saak hclac
KUc Jfc-19, :
CONVENTION IN .UPROAR
Lfrestock Men Furious About
DENOUNCE RAILROAD MEN
Committee Still Working on New
Constitution While Convention
Clamors for Its ""Report Dis
ruption Is Threatened.
DENVER, Jan. 12. "The man who has
Imputed motives of dishonor to your pres-
laent Is a llaj: an absolute and unquali
fied liar, and the chair Is able to sub
stantiate Jtkysically or otherwise." This
was ipe- aeciaratlon of President Frank
J. Hageilbarth, of the National Livestock
Association, in a speech made this after
noon to the organization.
His words' alluded to nlleirpd ntntpmontv
that he taFbeen overzealous In his efforts
to obtain for the railroads representa
tion In the governing body of the Live
stock Association. At the morning ses
sion 'some sharp criticisms of the Presi
dent, were made by a number of the dele
gates, who declared that he was paying
too much attention to the committee
meeting In which the plan of reorganiza
tion was being considered and" too little
to the meetings of the convention.
At the afternoon session the president
appeared in person to reply to his ferities.
He declared in- the commencement of his
remarks that he had been Insulted by
delegates who had Impugned his motives.
and that he wished to take a few min
utes on a question of personal privilege,
He denied that ho had been actuated by
any -idea but the good of the association.
that he had no personal Interest in the
admission of any group of men- into the
membership of the Livestock Association,
and then made the foregoing declaration
KGr jt -with, the business of the con
ventlon." said E. J. Bothwell, of 'Wyo
ming, "acd don't challenge us to mortal
combat. We have just as much sand as
"If you "say that ypur president is .
out of order" said President Hagcn
barth. "Yes, we think he is," replied a quiet
voice from among the delegates.
"I am considered out of order?" asked
"You are," 3aid the man with the quiet
There were cries of "Go on" from vari
ous parts of the house, but President
Hagenbarth concluded his address by the
statement that he conceded that he had
been out of order.
May Disrupt, Not Reorganize.
The association tonight Is deep in par
liamentary mire, and there Is no telling
In just what direction- It will emerge. The
friends of the reorganization plan, after
a hard fight, were successful in standing
off until 9:30 tomorrow morning an order
from the convention directing the reor
ganization committee to report at once.
It Is barely -possible that the friends of
the measure may vote it through, but its
passage, from all appearances, will re
sult In the disruption of the organization,
as great numbers of the Western men
have declared that they will withdraw If
the railroads are admitted to member
ship. Railroad Man Under Fire.
A paper by W. P. BIddle. general traf
fic manager of the Santa Fe system, on
"The Relation of the Livestock Shipper
to Transportation," vfs the opening fea
ture of the convention. Mr. BIddle was
not present, and his paper was read by
Secretary C. J. Gavin, of the association.
Mr. Biddle's declaration that tho griev
ances of livestock men against the rail
roads were largely Imaginary, and that
If the shipper would confer personally
with a responsible officer of the railroad,
a satisfactory adjustment would swiftly
ensue, was received with applause.
S. H. Cowan declared that Mr. Biddle's
statements on paper did not exactly cor
respond with his evidence before the In
terstate Commerce Commission, where he
declared himself In favor of raising the
rates on cattle. Other traffic managers,
ho said, had taken the same attitude as
Mr. Butler, of Idaho, ridiculed the as
sertions of Mr. BIddle that ..the railroads
would glvo prompt redress on the presen
tation of grievances. The great com
plaint of the stockmen, he said, was de
lay in transportation, and that no, satis
faction had been received "after hun
dreds of complaints." His declaration
was greeted with loud cheers and' cries
of "that's so." "In order to test the sin
cerity of the railroads," said Mr-. Butler,
"I wish to submit this resolution."
It was to the effect that all Western
roads be asked to change their rates so
that ' trains carrying qnly dead freight
should give the right of way to all trains
of the same class carrying livestock.
The rules of the Assocfation provide
that all resolutions shall go to the Com
mittee on Resolutions and a lively de
bate followed on a motion to have
Mr. Butler's considered by the Conven
tion. Vice-President Jastro ruled it
down and out. explaining that It would
come befpre the Convention later.
Hurry Up Tiat Report.
S. B. Deiatour. Nebraska, said that the
plan of reorganization had been under
consideration for three days. The-stockmen
had heard nothing of It. and he
j,waated. Mwg Jsrat&bj. Into tfcs. Coa
ventlon and settled. There seemed to be
a desire, ,7ie said, to postpone; consider
ation of the reorganization plan until the
stockmen went home. He demanded ac
tion, and he wanted that action to be
Vice-President Jesse Smith, of the
Woolgrowers Association, explained that
the committee would report as soon as
Mr. Cowan declared that evervbodv
knew the committee would not report in
favor of reorganization and Its report
would not be adopted it It was fp favor
of the reorganization. He said the whole
thing could be settled In 30 minutes it the
convention could get at It. He spoke In
favor of separate organization, which
should regard the annual convention as
general conference. His remarks were
greeted with- tumultuous applause. He
moved that the committee on reorganiza
tion be ordered to report by 131) this
afternoon or it be dissolved. The motion
was unanimously carried.
Vice-President Jastro asked the conven
tion to put off debate for the time being.
and proceed with the programme of the
convention. The secretary then read a
paper by F. C Morse on "Tbe Ideal Live
At the afternoon session, when Presi
dent Hagenbarth bad concluded . his
speech, S. H. Cowan, of Fort Worth.
Tex., called up the order made at the
morning session, which directed the or
ganization committee to report at 1:30
this afternoon or be discharged from fur
ther service. He .said there was no In
tention to reflect upon any of the com
mittee, hut many members of the asso
ciation were anxious to leave for their
homes and haste was imperative.
President Hagenbarth asked him to de
lay his motion to bring in the committee,
as it was about ready to report, but it
would need until tomorrow to finish its
work. Vice-President Jastro asked that
the committee be given until tomorrow
morning at :30.
Mr. Cowan made his motion and was
declared out of order by the chair. The
ruling was greeted with laughter and
cries of "Oh ray!"
Wants That Report Now.
"Mr. President." shouted Mr. Bothwell,
"the order for that committee was for
now. and we want It now."
"The committee can report in an hour,"
said the president. "Then." asked Mr.
Montgomery, of Colorado, "why do you
want to wait until tomorrow?"
An extended wrangle on parliamentary
points ensued. President Hagenbarth
spoke at some length, declaring In effect
that there were people on the floor who
had no right to vote, and that the con
vention was entirely disorganized, and
that it was desirable to have a roll-call.
The call was finally had and then, after
more debate, committees of cattlemen
and sheepgrowers were appointed to con
sider the plan of reorganization and . re
port to their respective bodies concerning
desirable, action on the report of the gen
eral committee, which is to report at 9:3)
in the morning. The convention then ad
journed. The committee of 6tockmen, which met
after the adjournment of the general
convention, agreed to oppose tomorrow
any change from the present system of
WHITE PEB.IL 12 GONE.
Japanese Statesman Thus Hails Rus
sia's Defeat Scoffs at Yellow PerJI.. ;
LONDON. Jan. 13. "Japan Is beginning
to feel that the institutions of its civillzavJ
tion have emerged from the shadow of the
Russian peril," said Baron Suyematsu.
one of the framers of the constitution of
Japan. "No doubt much remains to be
done." he continued, "but the real immi
nence of damage has been removed. That
pervasive influence in Manchuria and the
China Seas which was always threaten
ing to crystallze Into fleets and armies
aimed at Japan has been, we think,
cleared off the water and turned back on
the Siberian frontier. In its place are
springing up a feeling of security and
peace and the readjustment of men's
thoughts and minds to Industry and com
merce. "Interested persons continue to parade
the scarecrow of the yellow race In arms
against the white, but the world view3
the exercise calmly, and Intelligent men
of every nation know that the East could
not be unified against the West. They
know that the East Is cracked Into innu
merable individualities, presenting to him
who would harmonize them an Impossible
task. Japanese triumph means Chinese
integrity, the open door and a period of
tranquillity and international justice in
the Far East. The next few years are
likely to Bee this assertion translated Into
"Japan desires to meet the world In a
spirif of fairness and mutual respect. We
protest against the importation of the
question of religion Into our relations with
the world. We say nothing against Chris
tianity, but hold that religious prejudices,
creeds and dogmas are not proper tests
of rectitude in International affairs. -We
wiBh every question of this character to
be viewed In the light of reason and to be
decided in accordance with the soundest
principles of law and practical righteous
ness." HEAR EVIDENCE IN PUBLIC.
North Sea Commission Announces Its
Method of Procedure.
PARIS. Jan. li The text of the pro
cedure of the international commission ap
pointed to inquire into the North Sea
incident was given out today. It regulates
the hearing of witnesses and various
other details. The most important points
are. as follows:
The official language of the commission
will be French. Witnesses testifying In
other languages will have their testimony
translated into French.
The commissioners will deliberate in se
cret and will hear the witnesses In public.
The British claims will be first pre
sented and the Russian reply will follow.
Counsel for both sides will present final
The commissioners will deliberate in se
cret upon their final report.
The closing session of the commission,
which will publtsh the result, will be
TO TEST DTJKE'S SANITY.
Commission Appointed by Court on
Mrs. Duke's Petition.
NEW YORK. Jan. 12. Justice Gay
nor. of the Supreme Court, today ap
pointed a commission to summon a.
Jury and take testimony on January 19
concerning the sanity of Brodie L.
Duke, who is confined in a sanitarium
at Flushing, L. I. The commission was
appointed in response to a petition
presented to Justice Gaynor In behalf
of Mrs. Duke and her husband.
Mrs. Duke's petition alleges that
Duke's commitment to the sanitarium
by Justice Truax was without previous
Information to herself or husband and
that the latter Is doprlved Of his lib
erty without due process of law.
Tomorrow, before Justice Gaynor. in
Brooklyn. Duke will be taken- to court
J4& a writ fht corpttKt
LEAVE IT AL
Say Pacific Coast. Mem
bers of Tariff
ALL OPPOSE REVISION
Fulton Alone Admits t Good
Cause for Changes,
HE SAYS "GET IT DONE SOON"
Other Congressmen From Oregon and
Washington Strong Opponents
of Revision, Believing West
Would Suffer Most.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Jan. 12. Republican Senators and
Representatives from the Pacific North
west, like their colleagues from the Rocky
Mountain States, are almost solldl ar
rayed against any programme of imme
diate tariff revision. The poll that has
been going on In the House shows Ore
gon, Washington, Idaho, Wyoming. Mon
tana, Utah and Colorado arc united In
their opposition to tariff tinkering at this
time. In fact, the Oregon and Washing
ton delegations today signed a statement
briefly setting forth their position and it
has so far. received seven signatures. It
Say Wesj; Opposes Revision.
The Rocky Mountain and Pacific Coaat
States are overwhelmingly opposed to tho
agitation for tariff rev.sion. and wr, tha
undersigned members of tho Honae of Rep
resentatives, representing the states set op
posite our respective names, are not In fa
vor of calling an extra session of tbe 50th
Congress for the purposo ot revising the
tariff, and we believe that the agitation oC
this question at this- time is neither neces
sary nor desirable.
No- canvass has yet been made of tho
Senate, but Senator Fulton and Senator
Ankeny both stated their positions today.
"I am not disposed to believe there Is
any wide demand for general revision."
said Senator Fulton- "Some changes In
the schedules could be made to advantage, .
'but I doubt It they are of sufficient Im
portance to justify entire revision. How
cvej T pm, not espachjlly disposed tip un
dertaking revision. v1f. there fa toJe an
'extra session, I hope it whl be called In
tbe Spring, immediately succeeding this
one. If the' tariff Is to be revised, "it
should be revised at once, 50 as to shut
out the continual discussion that would
otherwise be kept up and end to un
settle business. The world would then
know what to expect."
This Is a more liberal view than that
held by any other Republican from the ,
Others Oppose Revision.
"I am decidedly opposed to any re
vision," said Senator Ankeny. "Revision
at this time would be hazardous to our
Interests. Of course If the tariff ques
tion comes before; us, facts may bo
brought out which would change my
views in some particulars, but, as the
situation now appears to me and bearing
in mind the Interests of my state, re
vision seems inadvisable."
Senator Mitchell declined to express hi
views on the tariff question. Both Oregon
Representatives signed the anti-revision
"There may be reason for revision of
some few schedules." said Representa
tive Williamson, "but if the subject is
opened up there would follow a general
revision and that. In my opinion, is not
advisable. We people In the West would
suffer by general reduction of tho
Representative Hermann concurred in
The three Congressmen from Washing
ton are the most radical opponents of
"I am a stand-patter of the first or
der." declared Representative Jones. "Our
industries, lumber, coal, wheat, hops, wool
all -of them need every bit of protection
afforded by the present law. It the tariff
is revised, the East would be strong
enough to force a reduction of rates on
our staple products and our Industries
would suffer. That is why 1 will oppose
revision to the last ditch.'1
Both Representatives Cushman and
Humphrey coincide in tins view. They
are both afraid revision would strike a
heavy blow to the Interests of thel
MAJORITY FOR REVISION.
Result of Poll of New Englnd Repub
WASHINGTON. Jan. 12. Representa
tive Hill of Connecticut has taken a poll
of the Republican members of the House
from New England as to revision of
the tariff between now and the next- Con
gressional election- Sixteen favored such
action, five opposed it and three wero
Lower Rates of Docking.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Jan. 12. On recommendation of
Representative Humphrey the Navy De
partment has- reduced the charge for
docking commercial vessels at Bremer
ton dry-dock from 10 to 5 cents per ton In
order to permit Puget Sound shipyards to
compete with yards in British Columbia.
Senators Lodge and Crane Again.
BOSTON. Jan. 12. United States Sena
tors Henry Cabot Lodge and W. Murray
Crane were unanimously nominated to
represent Massachusetts again at a cau
cus of the Republican members of the
Russia Receives Submarines.
LIBAU. Jan. 12. Four submarine boats
have arrived here from the United States.
jTheygiji be. 8ea$ to yiadiYW Jok by.