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0)HB MORNING OREGONTAN,- TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 1905.
HOUSE HAS A BILL
Commission; . Measure With
Some New1 Features.
COMMITTEE AGREES TO IT
Added Section Gives Shipper or Con
signee the Same Right of Appeal
as Is Given to the
OLVMPIA. IVatih.. Fob. 20. (Special.)
Tho HdMec anfl Senate committees on
rattroMis xi" ttv . working apart, after
an taoffertutt! effort to agree upon a com
mision bill. The Joint committee moot
ing; scheduled for tonight fsilled to pro
duce a quorum, but the House commit
tee found no difticulty in getting six of Its
members into a committoo-rooxn with the
result that a Railroad Commission bill
has at last boen born.
So many Iiniltvay Commission bills
Itavo boon born and dit'd si-bornin "
that it is dangerous to predict tltat the
House tiubntltutc bill agreed upon to
night will find its way onto the eulendar
ot tho House, but the majority of the
committee, which Includes all -but two,
say that this is the bill that thoy will be
able to pass, at' least in the lower
branch of. the legislature.
Thebill as agreed to tonight is the biil
practically as drawn by the subcommit
tee of the joint committee, with the as
sistance of the Attornoy-Gencral and the
Hepburn bill as guide. A new section was
-added, which gives the shipper, consignee,
consignor or other person in interest the
same right of appeal or writ of review
that is given the railroud companies.
Section 12, which makeH the commission
e. smelling committee to investigate all
tha inner workings and financial affairs
of tho railway companies, is abridged so
that it now reads as follows:
The commission Mhall ascertain as early as
practicable the amount of money tocpended In
the construction and equipmont per mile ot
every railway in 'Washington. The commission
may also ascertain the amounts paid for sala
ries to tho officers of the railroad or exprc33
company, and tho wasos paid to employes.
For the purpose in thin section named the
comrnitslon may employ sworn experts to In
tpect and afuit-t them when needed, and from
time to time, as the information required by
this eection is obtained; It shall communlcato
the earn o to tlic Attorney-General by report and
Ilia & duplicates thereof with the Secretary of
Stato for public lire, and said Information shall
b printed from time to time In the annual
report of the commission.
Another section is added exempting
street railways from the operation of the
act. It Is alleged that all but two of the
House railroud committee will sign a re
port recommending tho passage of this
bilL There were present at the meeting
tonight Crane, Belter. Allen. Dickson.
Smith and Minard. Hare and Blalccr were
not present, but it Is alleged their sym
pathies are with tho minority- It now
eecms likely that the bill as agreed to by
the majority of the joint committee at
the last meeting will be rewritten so that
all the sections will be In conformity and
that it also will be introduced.
Tho adoption by tho committee of some
of the amendments proposed by the rail
way companies and the rejection of oth
ers left the bill in a ragged condition. As
finally rewritten tho bill will either ap
pear as n Senate substitute bill or a joint
committee hill having the Indorsement of
a majority of the committee.
"While this is the present outlook, it Is
raid that proposals have been made which
Jf accepted will result in the drafting of
an nuriy new hill in which the railways
as well as some of the professedly ultra
commission men will have made conces
sions. "While proposals so far made have
"been only tentative, it is understood that
the basis for negotiations is a bill provid
ing for a commission that shall not have
the 'joint rate-making power nor the right
to fix other rates in the first instance.
Jt Is bolievcd the southeast combination
wruld sacrifice the Initiative rate-making
p'er rather than sec the House substi
tute bill agreed jn tonight go through
with the joint rate feature. The House
substitute bill will likely not appear to
morrow, as there are still some rough
edges to tone down.
BIG BILL FOR HIRE OF CLERKS
Oregon Senate, With Smaller Num
bers, Spends Greatest Amount.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 20. (Special.) Cler
ical assistance in the Oregon Legislature
at the recent session cost the State of
Oregon $27,387.40. or more than one-half
the cost of the session. The Senate, with
only 30 members, spent JH.7S0 for clerk
hire; the House, with CO members. J929D,
and joint committees for the Investiga
tion of the state institutions took 56317.40
,more. The expense for the de.sk and com
mittee clerks in the Senate and on joint
Investigating committees was greatly en
hanced by the adoption of resolutions
during the closing hours of the session
giving clorks from nine to 20 days' addi
tional time for .services in the evening.
As will be seen from the following list
of clerks and the amounts paid to each,
the Senate adopted the policy of employ
ing one clerk or stenographer for each
Senator, and had few committee and gen
oral clerks, while the House employed a
larger number of committee and general
clorks, but did not give each member a
clerk. Thus it comes about that the Sen
ate, which is the smaller body, expended
the greater sum of money. The expendi
tures for clerical assistance were as fol
B. L. iloorkcad, chief cleric 5 4S0.00
T. C. Midai$ton. assistant chief clerk -JU.00
32. L. C Farrlu. msrteriant chief olork 318.00
TYank Davey. assistant chief citric. no.oo
J- A. Turner, calendar clerk 360.00
Prank Motter. reading clerk riOO.OO
i. P. Terrell. perseant-at-arrns 25.00
E. Barnott. mailing clerk 1U0.00
"IV. W Smith, doorkreper IfcO.CO
D. Gardner. asitant doorkeeper. . 18000
Penumbra Kelly, special bill mtwenecr 125 00
Ixwell Ald-nn, pgc 110 (K)
Georce Morton, pasr llo'o
-Joseph Hillock, iwe 1JO0
A. Charles Jennings, page to PresWont 110.00
Mabel Dove. sttmoKrapfcer to prosldent 200 00
Jennie Booth, stenographer to chief
dftrtc ....... 225O0
C. tr. Palmer, chief clerk. Judiciary
cmmiu o-- fy(
M. B. Miller. Rrintant clerk. jwJlclarv ' "
oowmittco . . . v
Jt5-c A. Sebwinnen, stenographer iu-
. dlniarjr oeinmitt.- . 22.1 00
K. J. Swafford. chief clerk, way and '
meanr committee "23 00
G. B. Johnron. chief clerk. cngrowhiij
committee 275 w,
C. C. Nell, elerk. c-nKrossing oommVttce 202 in
tf. asy' engrossing commit-
Pinion aw." ehicf "clerk. vnroil Ing" com- -WPU
injure 2S0 CO
Sarah B. Sray. clerk, enroling "cVm-
ntittee .... ........................ HX) 00
-' EX TufTord. clerk, enroititig "c'ma-
7!. M. Gardner. gnerl clerk tft)
Ti. M. Wolfe, general rlrk.... 203 OO
Anns. M. Casey, general clerk 20B 00
K. J. Thornton, general clrk liw'oo
Jarcle A. Dnnempun. general elerk.. Jf"tK
P. P. CHds. gftiKTa! clerk... ,vi'a
Agne. Iane. general clrk o'oo
H. Sloouni. Jr.. general clerk J.-.00
Hthel HarrU. general clerk 'o(t
K. F. Averill.clerk (Senator Mlllflr). 12o'oo
Mrry Bullet-. cl-rk tSfoater Halnex). 120.0l
Kathleen Gird, stenographer (Senator
mma M. Brown. fstenograiAer Sen-
alor Roiverman) 200.00
T. P. ravld.8i. Jjtrnographer (Senator
Jt- Foraeaer. clerk f Senator Farrar). . . 12o!oo
Eleanor Gtdner. 8eBgrapher Sen-
ator NeUlngham) .. i. 200.00
Ma-nle Gruingui-, ftrnogmpher (Sen-
a tor Ca-ter) 280.00
U. Grjy, eieiwgraphr tSenator
Hod son! v - 200.00
Bbinehe Gul'l'crd. ctcnogra.htr 3en,
ator l'terce) 200.0j
Claude -Hale, stenographer v (Senator
Ethtl IfiLrri?,' stenographer (Senator
ator Avery) 2O0.W
Alice J. Hautingv, stenographer (Sen
ator Crolsan) 200.00
Leona. liirnch. stenographer Senator
- Slchcl) 200.00
Rhoda Hoo&on, otenographer (Senator
Carrie HurM, stenographer (Senator
Hand) ,...v- 205.OT
J. T. Jaoobl. clerk (Senator liycock) 120.00
Carrie Jacobs, stenographer tSenator
Junius Jams, clerk (Senator Coe).... lll.W
W. F. Ketchum, stenographer (Sen
ator AVhcoldon) 25.00
Molllf Leote. atenographer (Senator
Amilnda Loughary, stenographer
(Senator Iughary) 200.00
-Jewel McClurc. clerk (Senator Not
Kimna McDonald, clerk (Senator Mc-
May C. Magee, stenographer (Sonatar
Eva U. Mcuiton, stenographer (Sen
ator Browne!!) . 200.W
C. C. Nell, clerk (Senator Cc) .tH)
Charktte Ohle, .ttcnograpBcr (Senator
A. N. Strlkor, stenographer (Senator
Jottio L. "VVatwn, clerk (Senator Ckr) 33.tf0
Blsie tV. Douglas, stenographer (Sen
ator ColwO 225.00
CarotiHc V. "Willi?, clerk (Senator
1. Lair Thompson, chief elerk $ -ibO.oo
"W V. Drager. aHalstant chief cierk.. StiU.ttO
J. A. Finoh. calendar clerk ."UTO.ou
C N. McArthur, reading clerk 'Jm.W
M. 1. Istnberg, ergeant-at-arms.... 37&.(K(
F. A Mk.r corritiiiit.gl.omi. !!
T. E. Hilln. mailing clerk II." 21-0.00
Bne a. Aiurpnr. ooorr.e&prr 2lfi.W
J. P. Liombaid, tipiclal bill metyenger lSb.W
PranK liogan, page Jll.t-J,
iiaricn Jiojl. lHge , lll.W
Farnsworth Bock, page .- lll.ti
Oeoi-ge .Holcomb, page to Speaker Ill.Ort
Adelo Quinn, stenograplier to Speaker 19?.ou
F. 1. Jones, stenographer 2vt.X
Fill ! . Ilnlllw-W .tniuirriiiiluii- lit SI
Chloo B. Bashor. strnographr... 210.00
Benton Bowman, stenographer 215.00
B. B. McCarthy, chief stenographer.. 292.50
Ethel Caufleld. monographer. 210.O0
Delia U. Crlgler. rtenogmpher 2t-5.(f
Carrie A. Qulmby. stenographer 205.00
N. H. Conyers, otenographer flfheries
M. Payne, Btenographer. ways and
rm-jos committee 119.00
Myrtle lrelnjid. stenoRrapher. jndl-
ciary committee 1C0.U0
K, 8. Brym. chief clork. judiolary
E. It. Mummey, chief clerk, enrolling
N. B. Ahrena, clerk, enrolling eemmit-
s tee 20S.OO
Henry Pape, clerk, enrolling commit
Mrs. AVill McGlntiL clerR, onrrtling
Constance Holland, clerk, enrolling
1. B. Davis, clerk, enrolling commit-
W. E. Richardson, clerk, enrolling
commlttt-e ..' 42.00
Dean WJtzel. clerk, enrolllne cenItte 2.C0
C. S. Jackron. chief olerk. engrossing
Marj Bell, clork. ngrosing committee 'MUO)
E. H. Joseph, clerk, tn growing omh-
J. U. iimpbtill, chief clerk, ways ad
meana committee 2Ba.OO
Clara B. Fester, general dark 200.00
Frd Pamonn, general clerk SW.X
Olive Carncll. general clerk lli.wi
R. A. AVlllIambon, general clerk 7S.W
C. B. IVIUkhi, genfral clerk 3.00
Carl Slwrtridge. general clerk M.w
Thomait Paulsen. genral clerk 3t).0
J. V. McAnulty. general clerk ' lf").(o
T. H. Cooper, general clerk 5.f)
E. A. Conway, general clerk 1(MH
Iva Meleen, general clerk :5.oo
Mary E. Denton, general clerk. .T.... tui)
Mabel S. Croightpn. general clerk 15G.0O
Scott Morris general clerk 117.on
F. T. McDevItt. genera! clerk iW.nO
Mary Thompson, general clork UUr)
lizzie Kecton. general clrk 1P5.00
AV. U. NelMn. general clrk Ort.00
C. F. Weigand, general clerk 24.00
Clerk on Joint Committee.
Fishing industry on Columbia River
John II. Stevenson, chief cl-rk $
Canala and locks and Portage Rail
way Harry B. Smith, chief elerk
Oregon State Inrane Asylum
C. B. YVIWm. chief cWk
Eu W. AVallace. clerk
State Land Office
A. Y. B"ach. chief clerk ;
H. II. Humphreys, clerk.............
1 J. Daniels, clerk
G. A. Bollock, cleris
Edith Fisher, elerk
I. . M. Lnncford. olerk
Office of the Swctary of State
"Walter Moore, chlfef clerk
Frank II. Tliomjuwi, clerk
It. G. .Virtue, clerk ...
Ev Neil, clerk
"V. H. Nelson, rtert
T. H. Cooper, clerk
Oregon Stale Penitentiary
Frank Davey. chief clerk
Will T. Smith, cleik ;
State Blind School
F. D. Wugnor, chief clerk
State Iind Agent
W. A. Jonea. chief clerk
J. H. Darling, clerk
a F. Wlegand. clerk
1 H. Sttnsan, expert prtotor
John M. Mann, expert printer
A, F. Hofor, chief clerk
Itoy Booth, clerk
H. G. Xundret. clerk '. '.
G. R. Funk, clerk
State Treasurer's ofSoe
Henry Btftdcroan. ohicf elerk
J. S. Ashb&ugh. clerk
Gustena Randall, clerk. -.
O. Marshall, clerk
Henry Keycs. clerk
Jottle I. Watdon. clork "
It. V. Williamson, clerk.. '.
Carl F. SbortrldKe. drk
Boys' and Glrlp' Aid Soelety
J. H. Blower, chief cleff.
E. H. Hahighortt. clerk "
Reform School. Blind and Deaf Mute
Agnes Lane, chief clerk "
Ida C. Ye. 'Icrk
State Library ." ""
H. C. Slocum. clerk
Lewis and Clark Centennial Expert.
C. C. Hogue. chief clerk
M. E. Briggs, derk
Jewel McClure, clerk
One Clerk Pays Part Back.
SALEM, Or., Beb. 20. (Special.) Un
willing to retain money he had not
earned. Thomas Paulson, clork on tho
House agricultural committee, at the
recent session of the Legislature, today
turned into the State Treasury $57 or
the $96 paid to him by tl state.
Paulsen is a well-known dairyman
of Multnomah and Poik Counties. On
the eighth day of the session he was
sworn In as clerk, but after serving 13
daj's he suffered an .accident and went
off duty. It seems that no one was
needed in his Dlaee. howpwr tiH i,
was kept on the list of clerks. At the
ena ot the session the committee on
compensation reportea him a$ ontltlcd
to pay for S2 day3 at $3 a day. and a
warrant was drawn for S.9R nf ...l.si.
sum Paulsen retained
This Is a heretofore unheard-of pro
ceeding in the elerkshin
CRUSHED BY A DERAILED CAR
Machinist Killed in Tunnel of Van
couver Power Company.
VANCOUVER. B. C. Feb. 3ft Jam
Ferguson, machinist, was killed and VI1I-
iam .Mciniyrc, sunt doss, was seriously
iniured In an accident which nrcnrr
day in the tunnel of the Vancouver Power
Company on the north arm of Burrard
jnieu iuc acciaent Happened some dis
tance in the tunnel and was caused by
the llatcar on which the men were ridin?
jumping the track and dashing atralnst
the walls of -the tunnel.
Ferguson was caught between the car
and the wall of tho tunnel in micim f
death. Mclntyre's injuries, while serious
ana pamtui. are not considered to be
Monarch Mine Case Compromised.
WALLACE. Idaho. Feb. 20. (Special.)
Litigation botwoen the Monarch Mining
Company and Elizabeth Barling affect
inc the owncrshin of a vatunhi. -n.
lead property in the Cocur d'Alcnes was
fcoiuea xocay oy compromise. The com
pany agrees to pay her a inrge sum, antf
she in turn deeds it her interests. Several
actions will be dismissed. The Monarch
was once onerftted hv I'anhn r. -r.
Vancouver. V7ash.. bankers. '
bowels strengtnened by the regular us
of Carter's Little Livir Pills In small
doses. Don't forget this. "mu
SOLD RAID TO REAR
Japanese Alarmed by Rehnen
DRIVE ENEMY FROM VILLAGES
He fteconnolters in Force on Oyama's
Left and Shells His Cavalry
Returns to Mukden With
MUKDEN. Feb. 20. General Ronnen
kampCC's division, which moved out Feb
ruary' 14, has returned from a reconnais
sance, having-succeeded in paains uround
j the 'Japanese left Hank and penetrating
1 well to the rear, causing considerable con
sternation alonjr the line of Japanese com
munications. The losses were Insisnlll
cant. It was mostly a raid with no inten
tion to strike in the direction of Yinkow.
The first day tho division, which moved
in two columns, drove In the Japan hso
cavalry and traveled 25 miles, stopping for
tho night in the village of Saulaitse. nine
miles southwest of Slacobcje, on a line
with Liao Yang and the southward Jap
anese positions. Throughout the night
Russian videttes were in touch with tho
Japanese and In the morning brought In
information that a force of, infantry was
moving northwestward with a view of
cutting oft the Russians, while a body of
JOOO Chinese bandits, said to bi com
manded by a Chinese governor, appeared
to thu southward to prevent a movement
on Yinkow, had such been the intontlon.
At this Juncture the commander deter
mined, instead of retlrlnc: and abandoning
his purpose of a reconnaissance, to strike
eastward, discover the strength of the
onemy and threaten his rear. This bold
movement was successful. At noon col
umns of Japanese cavalry were encoun
tered; but, meeting tin lire of the Trans
Ualkal batteries, the Jaianic fled, with
Cossacks In pursuit. A battalion of Jap
anese Infantry- opened fire from a village.
The Russian left, which had. changed
front, advanced and forced the Japanese
to. abandon the village. Owing to dark
ness and lack of knowledge of the
strencth of the Japanese, further pursuit
was suspended. The division passed the
night at the village of Piankfan.
At daybreak on. February 16 tho division
moved eastward toward tho village of
Oudiagaulse, which was entrenched and
occupied by Japanre honro artillery. The
advance guard opened fin', concentrating
fit on trenches in the village. The distance
was not great, and the effect of bursting
shrapnel was easily vWblc The- Jap
anese cavalry suffered heavily, shrapnel
bursting in their midst, stampeding their
horses. Detachments of Russian occu
pied villages on the flank and drove back
The division having accomplished its
task, retraced its road, meeting no serious
resistance. The Russian loKsea were one
Cossack killed and an ensign and 11 men
STOESSEL BURNED THE FLAGS
Dramatic Scene at Port Arthur Prior
VICTORIA, B. Ci. Feb. 20. Among the
arrivals from the Orient on the steamer
Tartar arc Chief Ofttccr Triplet, Second
Oftjcor Leek and A. L. Johnson, engineer,
of the steamer King Arthur, a blockade
runner, which carried foodstufs and mu
nitions "from Bombay to Port Arthur, ar
riving ten 'days blore the fortress fell.
They arc bound for Enigktnd.
Russian ofllcers on tbt Tartar include
the commander of til? Llaotishan fort 011
Tiger's Tail. Lieutenant. Below. He. with
others of the crew of the battloshlp
Sevastopol, was assigned to shore " Jty.
Over COO of the 700 men on the Sevastopol
were sent ashore, and all the big guns of
the warships were taken ashore. Only
small piec-s were left on the battleship
when she was destroyed, and less than 100
men were on board. Four torpedoes struck
her. Then she was scuttled, most of her
crew escaping. The Sevastopol was sunk
in deep water. Other warships may be
recovered, but she will not.
Lieutenant Below thinks Port Arthur
could not have been held much longer.
There was no fo' . and not much ammu
nition for the large ordnance, though !
plenty for the small piece. For tha last
two and a half months -qt the siege no
Tlie Russian officers say General Kon
dralenko. Chief of Engineers, and General
Biely, Chief of Artillery, were the heroes
of the siege. After Kondratcnko's death,
they say. tha onlcers seemed to give most
of their attention to their personal safe
ty. Two-thirds of the Naval Brigade were
killed at 303-Moter Hill.
Prior to the surrender a'dramatic scene
occurred. The garrison was massed. All
naval and military flags were procured.
General Stoessel, a mourning band on his
arm, said solemnly:
"Its all over with Port Arthur. The-l
flags shall be spared its fate."
Priests oitered prayers, olticers stand
ing by with the flags. Colonel Khllkoff.
wounded, supported by two men. limped
forward, kissed the flag of his regiment
and tossed it into the fire; also his shoulder-straps.
Other officers followed his ex
ample. The flag-burning episode lasted
The blockade-runners of tho King .Ar
thur say they had no trouble evading the
blockade, though the 'strain of constant
watching was severe. Their cargo, most
ly barley, was loaded at Bombay. They
were promised liberal bonuses if success
ful, but received only their pay. After
Port Arthur fell the Japanese seized their
vessel. They were taken to Japan and
there released. Thy were klndlv treated.
Russian prisoners have started several
outbreaks recently at Matsuyama. Sev
eral escapes have taken place. - Two offi
cers kHled several policemen who sought
to recapture them. They -will bo court
martialed. BURN POWDER FOR NOTHING
Russians Bombard Japanese Position,
but Produce No Effect.
TOKIO. Feb. 20.-The headquarters of
the Japanese armies in the field report
that the Russians yesterday moved a di
vision in the front of the Japanese cen
ter to the front of the left and advanced
from Ta Mountain. Several columns
moved several miles westward, halting at
Hangchlataltzu. which Is two miles north
west of Wanchla Yuantzu.
The Russians continued to shell por
tions of the Japanese lines Saturday, and
the Japanese frequently failed to respond
to the bombardment, which was entirely
ineffective and I3 described as being
largely a waste of ammunition.
LAYING IN LIQUID SUPPLIES
Baltic Fleet Officers Provide Against
Melancholy on Their Voyage.
PORT LOUIS, Maurltus. Feb. 20. Tho
Russian second Pacific squadron, with
colliers, totaling 70 ships, was still at
Nossl-be on February 16. The Russians
were buying stores largely, especially
wines and liquors. They bought 10.000 bags
of flour and SOOO cans of potatoes at prices
meaning fortunes for the sellers.
More Free Coal Tor Japan.
TOKIO. Feb. 20. The capture is an
nounce by tho navy department of the
British steamer Powderham. bound 'for
Vladivostok with a cargo of Cardiff coal.
Where the capture was ,raadc was not
(The Powderham Is a steel screw steam
er. D019 tons register: She was built In
Middlesboro In 1S92, and is owned by the
Powderham Steamship Company of Ply
CALLED GODY OLD .REPK0BATE
Loving 1 erm Applied to Buffalo Bill
by His Spouse.
CHEYENNE Wyo.. Feb. 20. In the
trial of tho Cody divorce suit in tho Dis
trict Court today. Dr. C. L. Gillam. of
Cody, Wyo., first gave testimony for the
.plaintiff. Colonel William F. Cody, He
accompanied Colonel and Mrs. Codj- and
a large party on a hunting trip In Big
Horn County in 1S33. On that trip, he
justified, he heard Mrs. Cody say that
her husband had wanted her to accom
pany him to Europe, but that she "would
not go anywhere with the old reprobate."
.Charles F. Iddings. a merchant of North
Platte. Neb., was called for the defense.
He had attended many social affairs
given by the Codys. he testified, and had
never seen Mrs. Ccdy use llttuor. Ho
said site seemed to be very proud of
Cody and addressed him as "Wllljc."
Arthur McNamara, president -of the
First National Bank of North Platte.
Xeb.. corroborated Iddings with reference
to .Mrs. Cody. Examined regarding the
celebrated banquet in North Platte in
the Fall of 1M3 in honor of Buffalo Bill's
return to his home. Mr. McNamara testi
fied that it was whisky and not poison
that made Colonel Cody sick on that oc
casion. Witness said Buffalo Bill was so
much under the Influence of liquor that
ho was unable to make the speech he
expected to deliver. He asked for a cup
of coffee' during the banquet, and the
chef, thinking the guest of honor needed
11 "bracer," gave him some whisky in a
teacup. On cross-examination, McNam
ara admitted that Colonel Cody was sick
all through the banquet and tho whlsky
only made hlrn. worse.
F. E. Bullard, an employe of the Union
Pacific at North Platte, corroborated Idd
ings and McNamara with reference to the
good character of Mrs. Cody and admitted
that Mrs. Cody appeared to be solicitous
as to her husband's safety- and welfare
when he was drinking. Thl3 witness tes
tified that Mrs. Cody educated and took
care- of the children and that Cody would
not have anything to do with them.
'I he taking of depositions here was com
pleted today. On February 23. at North
Piatte, Mrs. Cody will make her deposi
tion and Colonel Cody will meet this witi
a deposition in rebuttal, which will be
taken on March C at Omaha. The ca.u
will then go to Sheridan. Wyo.. whero it
will ' be tried by briefs In March. The.
case will be decided largely on the depo
sitions. Colonel Cody, after making his deposi
tion in Omaha, will leave immediately
for Paris and will not be in this country
when the case Is decided.
COUNCIL ASKS BESIGNAT30NS
Two Members of Astoria Police Com
mission Are Nonresidents.
ASTORIA, Or.. Feb. 20. (Special.) At
the meeting of the Council this evening
tho City Attorney was instructed to re
quest W. J. Cook, who now resides in
Portland, and W. H. Barker, who Is at
present a resident of Vancouver, B. C.
to present their resignations as members
of the Astoria Police Commission. The
attorney was also Instructed to notify
them that in case the resignations are npt
presented the citj will begin suit to have
their offices declared vacant.
Three Vell-Known Pioneers.
WEISER, Idaho. Veb. 20. (Special.)
Three pioneers of Idaho Knd VVasshington
have go'ttc over the divide in the past
threo days. Saturday, Henry Ottman, a
resident of this state and county for
nearly 35 years, was buried in this city, j
Yesterday afternoon, Stephen S. Durbin. (
a resident for SO years, died, and this
morning Dr. C. T. Williams, a resident
for 23 years, died of a lingering illness.
Mr. Ottman was about SO years of age.
Mr. Durbin 62 and Mr. Williams SO. All
Mrs. Thomas Baker.
PENDLETON. Or.. Feb. 20.-(Spec!aD
Mrs. Thomas Baker, aged 55 years,
dropped dead on the street this afternoon
from heart disease. She had been appar
ently in good health. Mrs. Baker had
resided in Umatilla County 3T years and
was well known amoux the pioneer resi
dents. She left a husband and -Ave chil
dren, one of whom. Thomas Baker, lives
In Portland. -
Mrs. Angie Potts.
HELENA. Mont.. Feb. 20. Mrs. Angie
Potts Is dead here fwjm a complication of
diseases, aged 50 years. She was the
widow of General A. F. Potts, who served
as Governor ot Montana Territory for 12
George W. Young. -ALBANY.
Or.. Fob. 20. George W.
Young, a pioneer of 1S53, died at his
home this morning, aged 77. He had
lived in Linn County since 1S53. -
Governor Signs Three Bills.
BUTTE, Mont.. Feb. 10.-A Miner spe
cial from Helena says that Governor
J. K. Toole today signed three legislative
bills, one providing heavy penalty for de
struction of railroad property, .this meas
ure being prompted by thp depredations
of Isaac Gravellc, who committed suicide
after he had been convicted of dynamit
ing the track of "the Northern Pacific In
an effort to compel the officers of the
company to pay him $50,000.
A fellow-servant bill holding companies
responsible for accidents to employes
where a substitute officer or foreman Is
responsible was also signed. The last
bill was one providing for a public scales
and public weighers.
Officer Traveled in Thibet.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 20. Lieuten
ant Wllhelm Fltchencr. an officer of
the Bavarian ,army and an explorer, has
arrived on the Siberia after about IS
months of travel and exploration in
The purpose of the Lieutenant's trip
was scientific research and a desire to
be the first to bring from an unknown
country t'ecords which will be of great
value to travelers and explorers, who
will doubtless flock to Thibet now that
the way has been cleared by Colonel
Woman Hangs Herself.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Feb. 20. Mrs. Al
bert Raymond, of Sunnysldc, went qui
etly from her home to her barn last
night, tied a rope around her neck,
fastened the other end to a rafter and
jumped from the box and strangled to
death. An hour afterward her dead
body was found. Relatives of the wom
an say she was mentally unbalanced.
Her husband left home a week ago to
conic to Seattle, but he has not been
found. The police arc trying to locate
him to Inform him of his wife's death.
Half Brothers Fight for Seat.
HELENA, Ft j. 20. In tho Senate today
tho contest case of Blelenberg against
Kohrs. the seat was given to the contest
ant. Both the contestant' and tho con
testee are Republicans. Blelenberg will
hold for four years, while the term of
Jvohrs would 'expire at tho close of this
session. By sea tlng Blelenberg tho Re
publicans gain one holdover Senator. Tho
contestant and contestee are half-brothers.
ALL ARE RE8EL8
fOntlnued from First Tage.)
emanated, and ofilclai confirmation was
not forthcoming. Still, everybody seemed
to believe It and. tnough some say that
the people will not be satisfied with the
i measure, the great majority of the peace
ful citizens -were rejoicing and predicted
that at last a way had been found to put
an end to the awful struggle between the
I populace and the autocracy, arid prevent
- Even though it be true that thc ancient
Institution of the Zcmsky Sobor will be
rovived. the Czar dees not feel safe and
the specter of Grand Duke Sergius fate
must be haunting his gloomy day-dreams.
Saturday afternoon ho -affixed his signa
ture to a decree declaring the town of
Tsarskoe-Selo under martial law. In the
castle there he and his family will remain
voluntary prisoners until Governor-General
Trcpoff announces that in his opinion
the worst is over.
With his capital in a turmoil of ex
citement over the happenings of the past
few days, and in deadly fear of what the
next hour may bring, Nicholas II has
tit-awn around himself and tnose he calls
his own a cordon of Cossacks and Infan
try, of guns and rifles, such as no Czar
before him ever believed necessary for the
safety of his life. There can be no doubt
that he and Ids kin win remain at Tsar-skoe-Selo
for weeks if necessary, though
tho palace there, the pavilions and the
gardens, th'e lofty observation tower and
the hunting lodges, were designed to 6ffcr
facilities and pleasures In Summer only,
when the city of St. Petersburg becomes
sultry and unpleasant. Tsnrskoe-Selo will
have to do Its turn in Winter now.
PEASANTS-APPEAL TO THE CZAR
They Pray for Relief From Burdens
of Rents and Taxes.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 21 (12:20 A. M.)
The peasants of, two communities In the
Province of Veronesch, in Southwest Rus
sia, have taken the unprecedented step of
telegraphing direct to. Emperor Nicholas,
asking that their wishes be consulted in
the settlement or the grievances In tho
matter of rents.
The address, which Is couched in the
mot loyal terms, prays God to grant
health and long life to the beloved mon
arch, and his family, and renders heart
iest thanks to the former for the abolition
of tho burden of collective responsibility
for taxes and lightening arrears of land
payments; praises his solicitude for the
welfare of his subjects, as shown in the
manifestos of August 15 nnd December
25, and at the same time points out that
in the many years since lands were divid
ed the population has almost doubled
and tho allotments, which are burdened
with . heavy dues and taxes, arc utterly
inadequate to satisfy the needs of the
peasants, and that it is impossible to
rent more land, on account of the ad
vance In prices almost fourfold in the
last 13 y-ars. The address concludes:
"We humbly request. Sire, that you
command the commission which Is study
ing questions mainly concerning us to
take consideration of tho voice of tho
TO ELECT THEIR DELEGATES
Government Calls Joint Commission
of Employers and Workmen.
. ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 20.-Senator
Shldlovski, president of the commission
appointed by Emperor Nicholas to ascer
tain the causes of discontent among the
working classes of St. Petersburg, in a
note issued today. Invites the employers
and workmen to elect representatives to
sit on the commission. Factory-owners
and contractors employing not less than
100 persons are entitled to elect Ave rep
resentatives of the different Industries,
while the workmen of the various estab
lishments can choose electors who March
3 will elect 45 delegates to serve on the
Each establishment employing 100 to 500
persons Is entitled to choose one elector,
and those employing 500 to 1000 persons
are entitled to an elector for each 500
workmen. Both men and women are en
titled to vote, but delegates must be men
who have worked at least a year in their
respective factories, and muet be freely
elected by the workers themselves, with
out Interference on the part of the em
ployers. The note issued by Senator Shldlovski
guarantees the personal safety of the
CZAR SHOWED NO AGITATION
Prince Frederick Leopold Tells of Re
ception of Bad News.
BERLIN. Feb. 20. Prince Frederick
Leopold, of Prussia, was at Tsarskoe
Selo when the news of the death of Grand
Duke Sergius reached Emperor Nicholas.
Tho Prince had been received In audience
and had Just left the Emperor, when ho
perceived that something unusual was
going on. Adjutants and servants were
running about. The Prince inquired
what was wrong and was told that Grand
Duke Sergius had been assassinated. The
Prince had been Invited to dinner by the
Emperor that evening, but, In view of the
tragedy, he decided not to go. The Em
peror, however, sent an adjutant to the
Prince to say he expected him.
Prince Frederick Leopold describes the
Russian Emperor a3 calm and without a
trace of agitation. The Emperor talked
in hL usual manner, chiefly of Germany
and of members of the Gorman royal
family. The Dowager Empress was
present, but the Empress dined In her
IN HONOR OF THE GRAND DUKE
Special Memorial Service in Russian
Church in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Feb. 20. Elaborate memorial
eerviees in honor of the assassinated
Grand Duke Sergius have been completed
at the Russian Orthodox Church. North
Leavltt street and Haddon avenue. Baron
Schllppenbach. the Russian Consul, and
Vice-Consul Prince Engalitchoff occupied
the spaca reserved for persons of high
When that part of the service was
reached in which special prayers were
chanted for the repose of the soul of
Grand Duke Sergitu?. the priests and con
gregation' remained on their knees for 50
minutes. The services were conducted in
the Slavic language.
Kochuroff urged the worshipers to pray j
for the soul of Sergius, who, he said, was
slain by an anarchist. He blamed the
American people for showing sympathy
with the Russian revolutionists, of which
class, he declared, was the murderer of :
ASSASSIN IS OF GOOD BIRTH
Conceals Hi3 Identity, but Evidently!
Is No Workman.
MOSCOW. Feb. 20. Although the
identity of the assassin of Grand Duke I
Sergius has not yet ben ascertained, j
the police are convinced that he is i
not a workman, but a man of good
birth. His underclothing is of good j
quality and is fnshlonably made, and I
his outer workman's garb evidently (
was assumed as a disguise. He strong- I
ly objected to donning prison attire, i
and for a long time refused to take off j
his warm undershirt for fear of catch- i
CZAR CONTINUES UNDECIDED
Reports That He Will Summon
Zemsky Sobor not Confirmed.
' ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 21 (3.A. M.L
There Is no confirmation of the re
port that Emperor Nicholas has decided
to Isauc a decree on March 4 conven
ing the Zemsky Sobor. In well-informed
circles here it is believed that
the question of Invoking this ancient
form of land parliament has not yet
WORKMEN TAKE A BOLD STEP
Elect as Delegates Men Imprisoned
for Leading in Riots.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 21 (12:30
A. M-). The Joint commission of em
ployers and workmen instituted by the
Emperor to investigate the causes of
labor disturbances is now taking shape.
The workmen of a number of large
factories have already elected repre-'
sentatlves to tho assemblage whlclis
will choose the labor members of the
The Putlloff Company's men have taken
a bold step In selecting among their
representatives men who were put . In
jail nftcr the affair of January 22, in
eluding Inozemtzeff, the vice-president
of Father Gopon's organization.
"Theso arc our leaders," say the
workmen: "now see if tho Government
Is sincere In saying it will allow us
free choice . and immunity from ar
rest." Will Hold Requiem at Palace.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 20.-Altlouglt
the Emperor and the lmuerial family will
not go to Moscow, a slate requiem for
tho repose of the soul of Grand Duke
Sergius "will be hold at TsarskoerSelo
simultaneously with, the service at Mos
cow, at which the reprcSontatlves of the
foreign sovereigns who are on their way
to St. Petersburg and the diplomatic
representatives accredited here will be
Was Assassinated for Blackmailing.
MOSCOW. Feb. 20. Henry Victor Mc
Clelland, the English lecturer in the
Commercial Academy at Moscow, who
was assassinated February 15 by a stu
dent, met his death bocauso he did not
give the latter high enough marks. It is
claimed McClelland imposed in this fash
ion upon the boys who declined to make
him presents of money.
Father Gopon Going to Rome.
NEW YORK, Feb. 20. It is reported,
cables, the Herald's Paris correspondent,
that Father Gopon. loader of the work
men In tho recent St. Petersburg disturb
ances, arrived at Marseilles on his way
tu Rome. In company with several stu
dents. Tho Russian police agents are
making inquiries in Italy as to hi3 resi
dence In that country.
Railroad Men Will Strike.
KIEFF, Feb. 20. The .employes of the
Southwestern Railroad mot today, dls
cuBsrd their griovances and decided to call
a general strike, but without recourse to
coercive measures. Representatives of the
company tried without avail to induce the
men to reconsider their decision.
Fleeing From Enlistment at Lodz.
LODZ. Feb. 20. Slight disturbances oc
curred in different sections of tho city "to
day. The large mills are closed and many
persons are leaving the city, owing to the
report that a mobilization of reserves will
be introduced February 23. Additional
troops arrived here today.
Warsaw Police Arrest Students.
WARSAW, Feb. 20. A number or older
pupils of the High Schools, who had been
Inducing children of the lower forms to
absent themselves from school, have been
arrested by the police and soldiers..
Fatal Riot at Baku.
BAKU. Feb. 20. The attempted escape
of a prisoner todaj' led to serious dis
turbances, in the course of which several
persons were killed or Injured.
Jake Schaefer Injured.
PITTSBURG, Feb. 20,-Jakc Schaofei.
the bllliardist, met with a mishap last
night that will keep him from the table
for six or eight weeks. He slipped on
the Icy pavement at Edgewood. while
leaving tho residence of George MIe.rs,
where he was visiting, and broke the lit
tle finger of his right hand. Tho physi
cian who attended him said the finger
will not heal before six or eight weeks.
Schaefer called off the tournament with
Willie Hoppe and left for Chicago, I1I3
la July, 18S3, 1 began to break out with
Eczema on my head, legs and arms, and
began treatment with local doctora, but
did not get much relief. They said the dis
ease had become chronic I then quit th era
and tried various ointments and soaps for
another two years, but as soon as cold
weather came I was as bad oft as ever, so I
finally decided to let medicine alone, and
for twelve or thirteen years did nothing
towards curing the Eczema, except bath
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During the time I lostaboubone-half of
my hair. I began S. S. S. doubtful of a
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but scon discovered your medicine was
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I used seven bottles, when I was com
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WHAT GAME OF A LETTER
My Dear Aunt Keif:
I must tell yea the good news. Right
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New Year's I started in with new resolu
tions on the fin; of the year. I wrote to
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requested niu to do. I gave him all my
symptoms, which were that I was tired
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ambition gone, backache and a draggtd-out
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and aching. I followed the doctor's advice,
which he went to considerable pains tp
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