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THE MORSTCSXx OREGOJOAX, THUK5T3AT, FEBRUAR JT 8, 1506.
DEBUTE ON RITES
Leaders of Both Parties Join
in Strong Approval
of Bill. '' .
WILL VOTE AT NOON TODAY
Cockran Welcomes Bill as Sealing
Fate of Railroad ContrpI of
Politics All Amendments Are
' -; Rejected With Ease. .
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. By continu
ing: its session practically to 7- o'clock
the ..House concluded all . preliminary
steps" to the.. passage df the railroad
rate bill, ordered a roll call on the
measure, and. put off the flnal action
until tomorrow. The time lor amend
ment came at 4 o'clock, and for three
hours following: one amendment after
.another came up, was read, debated In
some Instances and went down to de
feat So fierce was the struggle to
amend that often when a paragraph
.of the bill was concluded in the read
ing, a dozen members waved their
amendments and shouted for recogni
tion. Not one of these was adopted.
They contained -all manner of proposi
tions, such as regulating preferentlals,
.he long and short haul, free passes,
court' procedure, whole rate bills and
parts of bills, all but "went by the
Previous to this exciting scene the
House had been entertained for five
hours by the oratory of its best speak
ers; Bourke Cockran of New York
gave his approval to the measure in
an elaborate speech. Mann of Illinois
followed. Then the minority leader,
-Williams, expounded the measure and
congratulated everybody on its suc
cess. Chairman Hepburn closed the
.debute in a comprehensive speech
dealing with the arguments of its op
ponents and the terms of the bill.
Throughout the day the attendance
of members was large and the galleries
Cockran Halls Bill as Good Sign.
Cockran announced his position in fa
vor of the bill. While he did not consid- ;
er it a panacea for all evils, it was a
most wholesome manifestation to deal
with the rate evils. It was the only
means by which public ownership
could 'be stopped, and checked the
most plausible argument of the Social
ist. "The history of railroad management
in this country," he said, "Is the history
of favoritism, of corruption and of fraud."
In spite of this he would not say the
railroads had not rendered enormous ser
vice, but they had not been as. efficient
as they should be.
He next asserted that railway Influences
dominate "both political parties. Illustrat
ing this, he showed how the representa
tives of wealth ignored the courts and
dominated state administrations. The
very court which had dropped the pro
ceedings against H. H. Rogers -had the
next day issued a most vigorous injunc
tion against striking printers.
In this connection he reviewed the
Northern Securities decision, which, he
said, declared criminals and consplra-
2 those responsible for that combi
n. Harrlman .and Morgan, he
quarreled over the control of sev
rallways in the-Northwest, which
tened to interfere with their
plunder. The President directed an ac
tion against them. The court declared
Made MonQj by Conviction.
"What was the result?" he asked.
"It was to reduce the control of these
properties from, two to one, When
they came to distribute the stocks,
Harrlman had been eliminated; Mor
gan was supreme! A more perfect .con
spiracy was perfected through the de
cision of the court itself. And- the
stock which was selling at $100 to .5102
when the decision was pending sold
for 5160 after it was announced, thus
enriching the conspirators, who
walked out of court just $240,000,000
richer for having "been convicted."
The fact that no criminal proceed
ings had been begun was dealt on at
Home length, and the Jail sentence of
Debs and the co'nvlctlcm of two rail
roads for "mere indiscretions" con
trasted. Compliments wero paid to Rockefel
ler, "at once the richest and most de
spised' of our whole population."
The most effective feature of the Dill,
he maintained, was the popular disposi
tion back of it, the next was its publicity
Great applause greeted Cockran's con
clusion, and after the Informal congratu
latory reception to him had concluded,
Mann of Illinois took the floor.
Best Bill Yet Offered.
Tersely stating the need of the shipper
for railroads, the need of the railroads
for the shipper and the difficulty of their
coming to an equitable understanding,
Mann 'pointed out the necessity for an
intervening agency; 'Mann Bald:
That 1b the proposition In the pending meas
ure. It Is proposed to five to the Interstate
Commerce Commies! on, to a limited deirree,
tie rate-maklnr power. This will not prevent
the carrier in the face of competition from
lowerlnc its rates in order to save Its share
of the business.
The Hepburn-Dolllver bill now pending be
fore ua Is Immeasurably superior to the old
Kelson-Corllse bill, the Cooper-Queries bill or
the Esch-Townsend bill of the last session.
Those bills frSDOoed to Rive to the Commis
sion the reneral power to, fir absolute rail
road rates which could not be changed, except
upon filing1 a new petition and having a new
hearlnff before the Commission. The bill per
mits the- Commission at any time, of its own
motion, to change Its order, it permits a re
hearing of the case at any time, it provides
that the rate fixed by the Commission shall
not be aa absolute rate, but only the maximum
rate, and it provides that this rate uhall be
compulsory only for the term of three years.
This will rive the power la correct the evils
which, are complained of, but will not give
the power to confiscate the property invested
in railroads, or to paralyse the business in
terests of the country or prevent the location
and establishment of new industries along the
lines of the railroads.
The former bills were Intended to destroy
railway competition. The pending bill invites
competition, and it preserves all the competi
tive forces which tend to increase the econ
omy of transportation and reduce the cast
Danger In Everything.
The railroad officials fear that it is dan
gerous Let us admit it. There is some dan
ger. No one can tell how dangerous it might
become If fully exercised. But bo sew legis
lation s ever enacted-wlthout some element
of danger la its possibilities. The best guar
anty Is that the pending measure is conserva
tive, it protects the interests of the shipping
coauRumty and does not permit cenfiseatioR
of the railroad property. The present Mil is
a compromise measure. It probably dees net
meet the full views of any ese.
Seme things about the bill are efejecttoaafele.
The .prevision fixes a penalty ef $009 for etch
distinct violation of the order ef the Cewals
ston, and it might penalize a read to the ex
tent ef mill tons ef dell&nsa day. The preposi
tion Is so unconscionable that the court must
hold it unconstitutional. No one. whether be
be person or corporation, seoeM be larefcteitea
with rulneas tee as a penalty fee appealing
to the courts of the land for censtltutional
protection. Probably no attempt would vet
be aaade to enforce such penalties.
Expressing some reluctancy at doing
so, Mann said he would explain why
the bill contained nothing relating to
passenger and sleeping-car rates.
"We have a bill which will pans this
and the other body, and we aid not want
to array Southern Senators against the
bill and open up in this body the question
ef separate cars for whites and blacks in
As to passes, he said the old Interstate
commerce act prohibited free transporta
tion, and. the present Mil did not inter
fere with that. ( x
Williams Congratulates All.
Williams, the Democratic floor lead
er, who followed Mann, presented a
host of congratulations upon the bill
He took up In turn In His felicitations
the Democratic members of the com-'
mittee reporting the bill, the whole
committee, the Democratic party, the
Republican party, the President and
the country. .
Williams summarizeed the4 bill and
all that 'had. been done Iry Congress
and west over the ground ,that had
been debated at length during the
past 10 days. He concluded with an
expression of the hope that the. House
would stay in session until the begin
ning of the next session before It
would yield- to an amendment which
might be put in by the .Senuie,-thq ef
fect o which might bo. to weaken hc
Hepburn Winds Up Debate'.
Hepburn began the' concluding
speech at' 2:40 P. M. Hepburn took
Representative William r. Hepburn,
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up in turn, the points made in opposi
tion to tne bill and disposed of each
in a brief manner. First he deprecated
the effort to claim political credit. He
reviewed the progress and develop
ment of roads during the past 20
years to show that the Interstate
commerce act of that time had not
Impeded railroad progress.
Touching on the construction of
words which had been made a point
of opposition, Hepburn declared the
utter futility of getting legislative
unanimity on that point. He as
serted not a member of the House
could write a 20-word sentence that
would not be capable of two construc
tions, and said:
"'You doubtless have heard the
story of the little girl whose -people
were to move to Missouri who prayed,
""Good-bye, God, we are going to
move to Missouri.' (Laughter.)
"Her brother heard her, and in his
joy at the prospect of travel amended
the prayer in this way:
"'Good, by God! We are going to
move to MlsBourL' " (Prolonged laugh
He maintained that no court rights
were lost under the bill, and concluded.
with an expression of the hope that
the bill would be sent to the Senate
without amendment. He concluded at
4 o'clock and asked at once for the
reading of the bill.
Amendments All Defeated.
Grosvenor of Ohio stated that lie had
reconsidered his Intention to offer an
amendment prohibiting railroad offi
cials from owning Industrial proper
ties along the line of their roads.
An amendment was presented by
Underwood of Alabama extending the
regulations or the existing laws and
the proposed bill to express companies
on a -vote by tellers, the amendment
was defeated, 119 to 14 C.
A number of other amendments
were defeated, among them being:
By Shackleford of Missouri To add
a "long and short haul" clause.
By Prince of Illinois To require all
railroads after 1910 to own the cars
run over their roads.
. By Shepard of Texas To Include
corners "wholly by water."
By Shackleford of Missouri Several
amendments for freight classification.
An anti-pass amendment by Gaines
of Tennessee was defeated, 99 to 137.
Sulzer of New York offered his bill
as an amendment, but it went out on a
point of order.
Vote at Noon Today.
It was 6:45 o'clock when all amend
ments were disposed of. All proposed
changes had been rejected and the bill
waR reported to the House exactly as
it came from Hepburn's committee.
Gaines pursued his anti-pass campaign
further by endeavoring to recommit
the bill to committee with instruc
tions to report his amendment on It.
This failed. A roll call was demanded
on the passage of the bill. Just as it
was about to begin, the House at 6:55
P. M. adjourned on motion of Hep
burn until tomorrow at 12 o'clockkxioon.
Army Officers CoBfinncd..
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. The Senate la
executive session today confirmed the fol
Major-Gcneral John C. Bates, U. S. A.,
to be Lieutenant-General; Brigadier-General
Adolphus W. Greely. chief signal of
ficer, to be Major General; Colonel James
Allen, to be chief signal officer with rank
Postmasters: Washingtonf. E. Peltz
Ballard; C, A. Philipps Wilbur; C. d
Germany Hopes for Agreement,
BERLIN, Feb. 7. It was reported la
commercial circles, today that a tariff ar
rangement between Germany and the
United States, to last one year, had been
agreed upon, but Inquiry at the American
Embassy and at the Foreign Office estab
lished the falsity of the report. The For
eign Office, however, apparently Is more
hopeful, now. The officials expect that
Mine sort of an agreement will be reached
before the end of the month. '
Coasts Him- Among Bosses Over
Work Stevens Earns His Salary,
He Says Panama "Railroad Test
of Government, Ownership.
WASHINGTON. J"es. 7.-John F. Wal
lace, ex-Chief Engineer of The Isthmian
Canal Commission, today concluded his
testimony before tho Senate canal com
mittee, except in relation to the typo of
canal; which will be taken up after the
reports of the board of consulting engin
eers have' been made public He said
the red tape necessary to the system In
volved in Governmental work compellod
him to favor the contract plan of hullding
the canal Jn order to expedite Its com pie- j
tion. He thought the man In charge of
the work on the Isthmus should be the
undisputed head, with the Governor of
the zone second and the man who has
charge of the procuring of supplies and
men third in authority. '
The present arrangements, he said,
amounted to a chain of masters with the
chairman of the commission an executive
commisloner. Mr. Cromwell. Secretary
Taft and the President, grading down
to Mr. Stevens or the man in actual
charge of operations on the Isthmus. He
said Mr. Cromwell had been Included as
one of Uhe masters, for the reason that
he semed to have certain undisputed in
fluence which entitled him to be classed
in the chain.
Headquarters of the commission should
be on the Isthmus, Mr. Walace said, and
the harder the communication with
Washington the less tho work would be
retarded. He thought the- engineer in
charge was not paid an excessive salary.
Senator Morgan suggested Mr. Stevens
was receiving as much as all of the Sen
ators on the committee, and Mr. Wallace
replied: "Yes, I presume he earns It."
He thought the'chalrman of the com
mission, If he was to live in the United
States, was receiving too much, but said
he could not speak confidently concerning
Discus-sing rates on the Panama Ball
road, ho thought there should be no
classlncation of freight In the schedules,
but that a charge of 12 a ton should be
made. He compared the Panama Rail
road to the railroads of the United States
as a grain of sand to the seashore, and
"If this Government cannot deal with
the rates on that little railroad In a
satisfactory manner, it had better leave
the railroad systems of the United States
The Odds and Ends Sale Continues:
Contest Ends Saturday
Totes must be gotten at the time
of purchase; none can be issued
after under any circumstances. We
append below the standing of the
15 leaders after the count at 4
P. 31. -
Those who were unable to de
posit all their January votes be
fore, may do so at any time before
the close of the contest, and they
will" be counted and due credit
given for same.
OLDS, "WORTitAN & KING-.
-Patton Home 157.2G6
Trait and Flower Mission 137,369
Crittenton Home 133,663
Stv Vincent's Hospital 11S,44S
Salvation -vArm.- . .115,37S
Babv Homelri 59,017
People's Institute 5S,315
Mt St. Joseph's Home for
the Aged 4S,295
Good Samaritan Hospital 41,040
Old Ladies' Home 19,875
Volunteers of America.... 12,572
Open Air Fund 10,229
King's Daughters of Marshall-Street
Children's Home 7,2S9
Boys' and Girls' Aid
TAFT'S PIiEA FOR PHILIPPINES
Wants Tlem Taken In Behind Amer
ican Tariff Wall.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. Secretary Taft
washeard again today by the Senate com
mittee upon the Philippines In advocacy
of the Philippine tariff bllL He spoke
particularly for the tobacco Interests of
He said he was willing that a duty
should be put on rice imported Into the
Philippine Islands eoual to the present
duty on rice Imported Into this country,
with a provision that it might be suspend
ed at any time by the Commission in case
a crop failure should cause a want of food.
This would avoid the danger that rice
raised in the Philippines would be sent to
the United States and rice raised in China
sent to the Philippines to supply the peo
ple of the islands. He believed that the
Islands should be placed behind the same
tariff wall as the United States, so far as
their necessities required, and that there
should be free trade In the Philippines for
manufactures of the United .States.
The Secretary also submitted an extend
ed argument to show that the beet-sugar
interests would not" be Injured by the re
duction of the tariff on Philippine sugar.
"If you are going to retain the coast
wise shipping law,' which goes Into effect
July 1 of this year." he said, "the cost of
freight will be doubled."
Mr. Taft will appear tomorrow and
again take up the tobacco conditions.
BE HERE AT LUNCH:
Plan yourshopping with this
end in view. Take whichever you
prefer, a quick, dainty lunch or a
leisurely, substantial meal, cither
will be served in the "Tearoom"
in a way that will tempt your ap
petite. The cost insignificant, the
effect stimulating and satisf ying.
A special menu today. The A Tea
room" is under the auspices of the
Portland Y. W. C. A. Domestic
Science branch. A number of the
city's most prominent young so
ciety women will serve this week.
Beef, a la mode
Macaroni and Cheese
Apple Dumplings with hard sauce
Tea, Coffee, Milk, Chocolate, eje
Army Officers Promoted.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. The President
today sent the following nominations to
To be Major-General Brigadier-General
Frederick D. Grant
Lieu tenant-Colonels to ba Brigadier
Generals William E. Birkhelmcr. Artil
lery Corps; Palmer G. Wood. Eleventh
Infantry; Henry A. Reed, Artillery Corps.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. Provision for
the abolition of the grade of Lieutenant
General, the highest rank in the army.
Is made in the army appropriation bill,
which has been ordered reported to the
House from the committee on military
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the very first dee. TMa to what is said
by all who try Carter's Little Lirar Pills.
WELCOMED BY WEAVER.
Imperial Chinese Commissioners Pay
Visit to Philadelphia.
PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 7. The Imperial
Chinese Commission which is visiting the
United States, spent today In this city
visiting various points of interest The
envoys, accompanied by Sir Chcntung
Liang Cheng, the Chinese Minister to the
United States, and the secretaries and
other attaches of the commission arrived
at the Philadelphia & Beading terminal
early in the day and were driven to the
city hall where the distinguished visitors
were welcomed by Mayor Weaver.
Among the places vielted were the
United States mint. Independence Hall
and the shipyards and locomotive plants.
A part of the commission's party also
visited the University of Pennsylvania
and tho armories of the National Guard
Tho party left for "Elmlra, N. Y., tonight.
Training Troops for Campaign.
MANILA, Feb. 7. Major-General Leon
ard Wood Is preparing for field maneu
vers as soon as the additional regiments
being sent to the islands arrive. The
operations will extend over the larger part
of the Island of Luton, so as to fit the
troops for possible service in China.
READS GARFIELD REPORT
Court Spends DhII Day In Trial of
CHICAGO, Feb. ,7 The reading of the
report on the beef industry .made by Com
missioner Garfield occupied the. entire day
In the trial of the packers' case today,
and when court adjourned for the day a
large part of the report remained to be
read. In all probability the reading wilf
not be finished before a late hour tomor
row. Attorney-General Moody left Chicago
this afternoon for Haverhill. Mass. He
had received! a telegram that Joseph M.
Pearl, with whom he had associated for
years la the law business, had died sud
dealy. Boob. A ttmpenry lajiwctlen rectralatar
the HiBOTir Bak of Oil city treat dolnr
further la this state was 1mu4 W4-
BSay. Is th ti!tr hmUb of l Tfirm
tuwitt Knnr-n. Cnnrt.
Jewelry and Leather
First Floor 6th St. Annex.
25c Belt Pins 7
15c Stick Pins 5c
19c Stick Pins 10.
Men's G5c Link Buttous 9(5
Ladies' 65c Brooches 15
$1.98 for Leather Handbags worth
to $10.00 Ladies' genuine all
leather Handbags, which are
slightly shopworn, soiled or dam
aged somewhat, including values
to $10; spec sale price $1.98
Astonishing Valaea in Leather
Coin Purses Specially priced
..at, each 5, 10S 19
Exceptional Bargains in Leather
Belts Special sale price at,
each 19, 25& 39
Interest increases with, each dar. and new barzains are unearthed M
every hour. Short ends, small lots, remember 'Remainders.'
Saturday somes stock-taking and final adjustment; the old year
book is closed, and a new one opened, when the 6 o'clock gong
clangs the closing command. And with the year, must come earn
ings; bargains must be less plentiful and price sacrifices less
drastic So take full advantage of the present week's disregard
of cost; loss or profit, and fill every want of present and future,
bearing in mind that morning shopping is advisable, for the cream
of the bargains is skimmed by those who have learned by ex
perience that early-in-the-day shopping is the best. It's like being
early to market, or to a man like getting at the reed birds early
on. the first day.
FASHION'S BURSTING BUDS
Notable arrivals of Spring Suits are here for your choosing; the
smartest models for the Spring season.. All the new styles of Eton
and Pony Suits; also, fitted tailored Suits, with all the clever
touches o style and high degree of excellence, adapted from the
best sources of original conceptions. They are distinct, correct and
out of the ordinary ideas, each one standing for some indi
vidual style. The materials are of the most sought for fabrics
and latest weaves, in newest colorings. Handsome, strictly tailored
fancies, sure to please the fastidious clientele of the OLDS,
WORTMAN d: KING Store.
New Spring Suits, $16.50 to S48.o0.
New Box Coats, $10.00 to $28.50.
New Tight-fitting Coats, $13.50 to $48.50.
Special Values in the "Odds and Ends" Sale
$10.00 to $30.00 Coats. .$3.95 $12.50 to $25.00 Coats. .$5.95
$12.50 to $16.50 and $20.00 Raincoats $6.95
Blankets and Bedding
Good news for the housekeepers who read this or hear of the big
values in the store's "housecleaning" sale this week:
$7.50 Navajo Blankets $4.50 Extra large size Navajo Blankets,
all pure wool; regular value $7.50, special, each $4.50
$6.00 Comforters $4.35 Comforters filled with genuine eiderdown,
covered with best French satine; regular value $6.00, special,
$5.00 Peather Pillows $3.95 All feather-filled Pillows, fancy satin
tick; regular value $5.00; special, the pair $3.95
BED SETS, HALT PRICE.
Irish Point Bed Sets, including bedspread and two pillow shams,
15 styles to select from:
Regular $19.50 value, special, the set $9.75
Regular $22.00 value, special, the set $11.00
$7.50 "White "Wool Blankets, special, pair $4.95
Inducements to Save
Accorded Buyers of
Diuner Sets, with one or more
pieces missing, for One-Third Off.
Decorated China Sets; our $20.00
value, special at ..$13.33
DECORATED FRENCH CETNA DINNER SETS.
Our $2S.50 value; special at, the set $19.00
Our $37.50 value; special at, the set S25.00
Our $40.00 value; special at, the set $26.66
Odd piece ef Decorated Preach China Sianrr Sets. Almond er Jelly
Plate Our 51.S0 value; special sale price, the 'dozen S1.2e
'Bread and Batter Plate Our $2.40 value; special sale price, the
Tea Platea Our 52.S5 value; special sale price, the dozen S1J)3
Oatmeal or Puddla Dl.ihcj Our $3.75 value; special sale price, the
Soap Plate Our 33.50 value; special sale price, the dozen $2.33
Berry er Fralt Herri Our 40c value; special at, each 27c
Tea Petn Our 31.50 value; special at. each si.OQ
Cream Lnrgc size. Our SOc value; special at. each 53c
CrcamH Medium size. Our 60c value; special each 40c
Cream Small size. Our 45c value; special, each 30c
ODD PIECES IX WHITE WITH GOLD TRIMMINGS
Ches Tray Our 31.70 value: special at. each SlIS
Veaetahle Dl.tfce Our 33.75 value; special at. each $2J?a
Serar Our 31.50 value: special, each xi.oo
Sauce- Beat Our 37.53 value; special at. each S5.04!
V Brent many ether odd piece at the name proportion of reduction.
THE TIME TO BUY
When women can get such stockings
as form the basis of this sale at these
advertised prices it must pay them to
secure the full Spring and Summer
supply. This has been the most suc
cessful selling event we've held, for
months and no wonder! The Bargains
speak for themselves. Are you get
ting your share of these?
Grand Hosiery- values up to $1.75
the pair; this sale 506
Grand Hosiery values up to 60c
the pair; this sale 27$
Women's "out size large, full
sizes Hose in fine cashmere;
regular 75c values, this TAr
sale, pair xJJX
Children's 20c values in black
Hosiery, good sturdy cotton
fabric in strong, perfect I 1
weave; this sale, pair..
Children's black cashmere Hosiery,
values to 40c, this sale.... 19c
Boys' heavy, "strong, -well made
Cotton Hose, fine or double rib
bed; best regular 25c I ari
value, this sale, pair... I vL
Big Values f or
First Floor, 6th St. Annex.
Men's $2.50 Underwear 1.00
Remnants in men's fine mercer
ized Underwear; values to $2.50,
special, the garment $1.00
Men's $1.00 Maundered Shirts
25c Broken sizes in men's ITn
laundered Shirts; values to $1,
special, each 25
Men's 25c Wool Sox 15c Men's
Wool Sox in natural, black and
Oxford; regular value 25c, spe
cial, the pair 15
Men's 20c Merino Sox 10c A line
of men's Merino Sox in camels
hair, black and natural; regular
value 20c, special, pair. . . .10
Men's $2.00 Nightrohes 79c
Broken lines of men's satine
Night Robes; regular value $2,
special, each 79
Men's 20c Linen Handkerchiefs
10c A line of men's linen
Handkerchiefs with tape bor
ders; regular value 20c, special,
Men's $4.50 Underwear $1.50
Remnants in Louis Underwear;
values to $4.50, special, the
BIG VALUES FOR BIG AND
Sixth St. Annex First Floor.
MEN'S $5.00 SHOES FOR $2.69.
About 100 pairs of Men's Shoes in
patent leathers, both regular and
Blucher cuts; lace or button,
heavy or light soles; all good
styles, values up to $5.00; special
price, pair . $2.69
BOYS' $2.50 SHOES FOR $1.59.
Five hundred pairs of boys' vici
kid and box calf Shoes, in black;
also a tan grain Blucher cut
Shoe, with an extra good sole.
These lots consist of broken lines
in sizes from 2A to o1
Our $2.50 value, special sale price,
the pair $1.59
Some boys' Shoes in sizes from 11
to 2, special sale price $1.59
TUG CHALLENGER'S FATE
FOR A MONTH CREW FOUGHT THE
FLAMES OS LEAKING SHIP.
Survivors Rescued ea Japanese Coast,
AVhere Vessel Wn Finally Scut
tled, Reach Seattle.
SEATTLE, Feb. 7. Eleven survivors or
the wrecked ship Challenger burned and
scuttled on the coast of Japan, arrived
in Seattle on the Shlnono Maru today.
The men were TL Douglass, W. Elliott,
W. Kuhm, M. Pierce and K. Larscn,
S!mpqn, Barnard. Kriedman, Ruston,
Cultholdu Tc Costa. The men were sent
to this country by the American Consul
at Yokohama. They stated that Captain
Henderson, master of the Challenger, had
been sent to San Francisco on one of the
All the men bore traces of tho exper
ience through which they had passed.
For almost a month they had fought the
flames on the old wooden bark and at
times the vessel was kept afloat by only
the most heroic work on the part of the
officers and crew. For days at a time
they were unable to gain either sleep or
rest and when the ship was finally scut
tled on the Japanese coast they were al
most too exhausted to get ashore. The
ship was finally beached without the loss
of a single life.
Chief Officer Douglass said that the
wreck was Jn many ways without paral
lel. For almost a month the crew fought
the flames. The Challenger was an old
fashloaed wooden bark. She was char
tered by Hlad-Rolph & Co., of San Fran
cisco, to carry a load of fertiliser from
Killlngnoo Ray. Alaska, to Osaki. Japan,
sailing from Alaska on October 35.
Flaaes brake out four weeks after tho
vessel went to sea, "When the coast of
Japan was sighted the captain headed
direct for the beach. He got the ship
into a sheltered cove In the Kee channel
aad thea scuttled her.
Smal Boy Killed fey Train.
BUTTE, Meat. Feb. 7. A special to
t J4lMr Irem Saad Foist. Idaho, savs:
John Judge. 10 years old. was run over
last night and killed in the Clark's Fork
yards of tho Northern Pacific Railroad.
He was playing around a train which was
being switched. His head and both hands
wero cut off.
BAD TOR AIjTjEGED BANDIT.
Short Convicted or Stealing Rig for
SEATTLE, "Wash., Feb. 7. (Special.)
Lm Short, suspected of complicity in the
Great Northern hold-up near Ballard last
October, was today convicted of stealing
the horse and wagon from Isaac Cal
houn's farm, near Kent, In which the ban
dits drove to their rendezvous. His trial,
lasting eight days, was remarkable for
the fight that Short made for his freedom.
Though Short was penniless and clad In
overalls and a cheap coat when arrested,
his atterneys produced some 40 witnesses
In an attempt to prove an alibi. But the
county traced him step by step from Cal
houn's barn to the scene of the hold-up.
The countyauthorities believe the con
viction of Short will result in opening up
a trail that will lead to the capture of the
men who held up tho Great Northern
train and dynamited the through express
Wreck Victim Is Identified.
HELENA, Mont., Feb.'". The body of
the fifth victim of Monday night's wreck
has been almost positively identified as
that of John Ingram, of Winston, Mont.,
who has a wife and two children living
In Wallace, Idaho. He left Winston 20
days ago to visit his family and expected
to return the first of the week. All trace
of him Is lost. Coroner Bennett this
afternoon began inquest Into the cause of
Northwest Postal Affairs.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Feb. 7. Postmasters appointed:
Oregon Otis, Elmlra M. West, vice A.
S. Thompson, removed.
Washington Demlng, Jesse G. Owen,
vice D. A. Griffin, resigned.
Grangers to Meet at Albany.
ALBANY, Or., Feb. 7. (Special.)
For the first time in a number of
years tho joint session ef all the
f-ranges of Linn County will come to
Albany this year. The meeting has
been announced for. the first Saturday
in March and will be attended by
Grangers, the men who are working
for the upbuilding of the country dis
tricts, from every part of Linn County.
The Grange In Linn County is perhaps
the strongest In the state.
Suicide's Body Found In Pond.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7. The body of
Mrs. W. F. Chase, wife of Waldo V.
Chase, organist of St. John's Episcopal
Church, of tills city, who has been miss
ing from her home since January 20, was
found this evening- floating on the surface
of a small pond a short distance in the
rear of the Chase home. Mrs. Chase had
been ill for two years, and It is thought
In a fit of melancholy she had committed
suicide by drowning.
Clilefy Johnson Arrested.
REDWOOD CITY. Cal., Feb. 7.
"Chiefy" Johnson, who Is accused of hav
ing caused the death of A. Dovin In the
prizering at Colma, Monday night, was
arrested today and placed in close confinement.
Candidates File Notices.
SALEM. Or.. Feb. 7. (Special.) F. W.
Benson, of Roseburg, today filed notice
of his candidacy for Secretary of State.
M. C George filed notice of his candidacy
for Circuit Judge in the Fourth District
Oregon Convict's "Wife Su.es.
TACOMA. Wash.. Feb. 7. Lulu M.
Horton alleges that her husband, not
having: the fear of God in his heart, and
defying- the laws of Oregon, stained his
hands with human, blood In an effort to
destroy life of his fellowmen. for which
he was convicted and is now in state
prison at Salem, Or. Mrs. Horton has
brought suit for divorce?" alleging that
Horton abandoned her in May, 1904.
Neill and Tenny AVill Fight.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7. Articles for
a 20-round contest were signed last night
by Franklo- Nelll, American bantam
weight champion, and Harry Tenny. The,
weight stipulated Is 120 pounds ringside.
The fight will take place in this city Feb
Will Inspect All Scalers.
VICTORIA, B. C, Feb. 7. An Ottawa
Ilspatch says that as a result of repre
sentations made consequent on the loss
of the sealing schooner Fawn last sea
son, the Government will order an annual
Inspection of all sealing vessels.
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and 22 days. Father ol J Irs. B. C. Jorgen
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