VOL. XLVI.- NO. -14,096. PORTIiAXD, OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1906. PRICE FIVE CENTS. HEYBURN VENTS PENT-UP WRATH Idaho Senator Tells All His Wrongs. PIKCKQT HIS EVIL GENIUS Blames Roosevelt's Forestry Policy on Forester. NEWSPAPERS VERY MEAN Attack Aimed' at Policy Long' Since Abandoned Governor Gooding No More His Friend How Prospectors Suffer. WASHINGTON, Feb. 5. (Special Corre spondence.) President Roosevelt's forest reserve policy will never -be more severely" arraigned than it was on the floor of the Senate last week by Senator Hcyburn, of Idaho. It would be difficult to conjec ture a more bitter attack, more scathing criticism, more abusive denunciation. And yet the speech will be without effect, simply and solely because he attacked con ditlona and practices which arc obsolete and failed to turn his attention to tho conditions that prevail today. His speech was another demonstration of the fact that ho is peveral years behind the times and has never taken the pains to ascertain Just what the forest reserve policy really is and Just how that policy Is being put into -effect. The attack was thoroughly Don Quljcotlc; the Senator charged at. windmills. Up to the time he made his remarkable speech, Mr. Hcyburn had declared him self In favor of forest reserves to a lim ited extent; he had opposed their exten sion in Idaho, but he would not demand and did not advocate the utter destruc tion of those reserves already created, though he would have their area -materially diminished. In "his speech lie for thft first time declared In favor of doing away, .tth all -forest. Tcecieg-aijunjlnjr.; public foresta over to tbeoMhiXt(' them, either for hoicecfe? their own enrichment. ? He .declared the Idaho for ests would, list for air time, rngrdJes .of whether they "were brought under Gpv crnment protection: -he declared no stick of timber in tho Idaho forests would ever be wasted, no matter how loose the law and regulations, and yet lie Instanced the Minnesota forests as an example of what does happen when the public timber lands are unprotected, and followed this with a charge that the Minnesota lumbermen" were preparing to' pounce down on the virgin forests of Idaho, now that they had no timber at home. The entire speech was full of contra-" dictions and false arguments; tho attacks" were based either upon obsolete regula tions or a deliberate misstatement of the law and the facts. In many respects tho. speech was ' an answer to -lOwlf, at least -so far as it will be read by men familiar with conditions in Idaho. Hcyburn's First Blunder. The Senator opened with a discussion of the state school land problem, contending that Idaho, unlike some other states, se cured title to sections 16 and 36 at the date of admission, except where the title to these sections had previously passed from the Government. In this he was correct, but he followed this with the charge that the Government, In creating forest re serves, had taken from the state sections 16 and 36 by including them In permanent reservations. Therein the Senator made his first error, for the title to school sec tions in forest reserves stJR rests, with tho state, and the state has full author ity now, as before,, to make such .disposi tion of these lands as it may see fit. The Government has made no attempt to rob tho state of its school lands. In this same connection Senator Hcy burn made a bold" thrust at his 'former friend and supporter, Governor Gooding, because tho latter, lato In the pest Sum mer, had dropped hja fight against forest reserve And had Joined hands. with Glf ford Pinchot and the General Government to further the forest reserve policy. Mr. Hcyburn was sore because Mr. Gooding had deserted him; it was perhaps natural that he should be, since Mr. Gooding had previously been one of tho most cantan kerous enemies of the forest reserves, and had sworn all sorts of allegiance x to Mr. Heyburn in this light. Mr. Heyburn made some very pointed remarks on the Good-Ing-Plncbot' alliance. This Is how he put on Gooding: Tho Governor of Idaho expressed himself la most heart- accord with tho position-1 am taking hero up to a certain time, when tho chief foreejer went to Idaho and itat down coxlly In the executive sanctum and Induced the Governor to believe that he had the power to exchange the lands of the Govern ment within the state for these exsctloas J 6 and "36. belonging to the state school fund, and the Governor at once, of course, we wreathed In smiles and said: "If you can do that, of course I will trade you these lands, tho title of which resides In the SUto of Idaho, for other lands. Tou five me the right to pelcct the other landa." And If I am not misinformed, acting- upon Jhat. he had actually gone ahead and selected 125,009 acres of grazing land tn the State of Idaho, under the impression that ho can yield tip the title of the state- to those lands, which parts M "by virtue of the admission act of Idaho State. And the forester, under the imprea wlon that he can give title to "the nubile landn of the United State, has undertaken' to rive the Governor of the State at Idaho the right to select public lands In lieu tfeereof. 1 should like to see the muniment of tltl that will pass between tfece gentlemen for tacwa &4f. I Jwte.ilke to kaew-,fcewUM chief forester, the Secretary of the Interior, or tho President of the United States Is going to convey those land to the State of Idaho, by wba.t kind of instrument. Corrects One Blunder." Only ten days before he made his big speech, Mr. Hcyburn appeared before the public lands committee of" the Senate to protest against the forest reserve admin istration, and on that occasion deliberate ly charged that the Government had made forest reserves of one-half the area of Idaho.. He was at that- time informed that he was exaggerating the facts, and modified his statement in his speech, saying; The area of forest rcferves already created in Idaho Is 9,8S.32 acres, or H.825 Quare miles. The area of forest reserves proposed to be created In Idaho In Februarr I 3, 855,500 acres, or 0140 square miles, making a total of" 15 313.860 acres, or 23.074 equara miles. The total area of the State of Idaho, accord ing to the last census. It Sf .90 square miles. It thus appears that the lands withdrawn and to be withdrawn for forest reserves are tcual to 28. Dcr cent of the entire- area of the State of Idaho.. Senator Newlands, a supporter of the forest reserve- policy, took occasion to ask Mr. Hcyburn If he deemed It unwltc to reserve one-fifth of the state of Idaho with a view to future as well as present benefits. This seemed to annoy Mr. Hey burn, who curtly answered: It is not necessary that I should be required,, because I object to the wbolcWle inclusion of the lands of the state In forent reervea. to .lay out new forest reserves or to designate exactly the boundaries that I think should mark the forest reserves. I am not here to create forest reserves; I am -here to -control and limit them, and to undo the wrongs that have been done In this matter. Ab to Just what proportion of the Btate should be Included In forest reserves there Is no t rale by which that may be rovernod. From the beginning of the world men have mado their homes preferentially In the forests and In the mountains. Falls Foul of kelson. Senator kelson took Issue with the statement that settlers seek the. forests and mountains, in preference to the val leys and the open country, and asked If the Idaho reserves, in the main, did not include mountainous and rocky country, not really suitable for agricultural pur poses, but whose chief value is in their timber, and to further ask If it would not be good policy to reserve the timber. For whom would you reserve it?" flared up Mr. Heyburn. "For the-American public, present and future.' was the reply. "Then," snapped Mr. Heyburn, "this land that constitutes her geography is not an asset of Idaho, but an asset of the peoplo of Minnesota?" 'It is an -asset of the United States un til the United States has parted title with it" This brought out the following remarkable statement from Mr. Hcyburn: Tho Vnited States has parted with the title. The people of Minnesota and the Senator will understand that I am making no Invidious comparisons or attack may have denuded their lands of timber; they may have been wasteful of the retources that 3atur gave them, and It might bo con venient today for them to undertake to ad minister the assets of Idaho and to ay. Tou shall kmd your ttlerfi out Of -these wsw:aiBinarser, tnat we mi? come, in tlTe r?Sa 4 ai sfly of timber to con tinue our rosemr. Taking up a new Jlne -of argument. Mr. Hcyburn declared that -under the law the President waa without authority to in crude mineral lan-i in a forest reserva tion, and he cited decisions which he al leged sustained his contention. He added: "Wrongs of Prospectors. They disregarded the rule of the decisions In. this respect,.- and tbey have gone ahead inr Idaho -and Included within their reserve 4,400.000 acres of land that was suryexed, and subdivided, which Included 241,441 acres of public school lands. Trtey have Included mineral landa of vast extent, and thfy -a" that it Is entirely at the discretion of tho department as to such inclusion: that their Judgment controls as to whether or not land Is more valuable for mineral or for agri cultural or for forestry purposes. In the light ' oT history, could anything bo more absurd than that? Taking up the regulations governing prospecting anil mining In forest reserves. Mr. Heyburn declared thai the miner did not have the same rights, in a forts t re serve that he had on the unreserved pub lic domain: ho declared he was seriously hampered by red tape. He continued: But It Is said tho law allows a man to prospect and mine In a forest reserve, and we recognize his right to do It. They do not recognize his right They -will grant him a special privilege to do It. but he does not stand on a par with tho American cltisen who goes out Into the public domain of the "Cnited States for the purpose of prospecting and finding mines. He does not go there of right under tho 'law: He gos tuVre by the grace of a bureau and Its officers. He goes there and remains there Just ro long as tho forester consents, and he can be put oft at any time. He Calls Dovrn Smoot. This last statement was so radical that Senators could hardly believe Mr. Hey burn meant It, but In reply to an inquiry he repeated that after a prospector goes on a rcservo under a permit and locates 'his claim, he' can be dispossessed, and that he can also he dispossessed after he has discovered ore and established his mine. Senator Smoot, who had been cham pioning the cause or the administration, Interrupted to ask: Is it not true that many times miners, or alleged miners, have gone upon forest re serves In Idaho and other states and simply located upon a piece of land, calling, it a mineral claim, when there was no other ob ject on earth than to get the timber within the claim and when there was so mineral whatever there? Is not this Instruction given to obviate that very difficulty rather than to have a miner expelled from the re serve for seeking mines? Senator Hcyburn replied: Such is not Uie case. There Is to small a percentage of fact -upon which to base a question of that kind 'that' It Is not worthy of being taken into consideration. Men do not subject themselves to 'the hardships of prospecting except for an earnest purpose. They do not go out into the woods fo hunt worthless lands. They do not go to tho trouble to stake worthless ground. They arc there for the earnest purpose of finding -valuable mines. In the hope that they slay inure to their permanent benefit. Thinks Forests iRdcstructlkk;. As illustrating his peculiar method of reasoning, Mr. Hcyburn .made this strik ing statement: The forest reserves in Idaho this last year produced, as I am Informed, less than fS-000. If I .have the correct figures of the income to the Government from that source. The min ing Interest of Idaho this last year pro duced more than $23,000,000 Into the treas ure and wealth of the. country from the various channels into which It flows. There 1 jfio comparison as to the relative tropor tae - tao twa. "fsruU are t'2.tfeig HELEN KELLflR HAS COLLAPSED Strain. of Work Jo.o.Much.for Deaf and Blind iMute Woman. HER WONDERFUL POWERS i With No Senses but Touch and Taste, .. She Has Become. Highly ' Edu cated and rDevotcd, -Jlcr " X!fcrto 'Afflicted TOENTHAMMass.. Feb: 9.-Speclal.) Miss Helen. Kellar, the j dumb, deaf and blind girl. Is seriously ill at the -home of J. A. Macy, whero she resides. Miss Kcl lar is confined to her bed In a state of al most complete physical collapse, and the doctors say It will probably be months before she will be again able to undertake the work she has mapped out for herself. Miss Kclar had Just attended a meet ing in behalf of the deaf at Portland, Me. The strain of the Journey and the meeting and receptions there tendered her proved too much, and on her way back to Boston last Friday she fainted and was uncon scious for three hours.' Breakdown Climax of Strain. "The severe strain and mental concen tration of the last two years. It seems said Mr. Macy. "have been too much for her. Her affliction seems to be the cul mination of an illness that has been many months in developing. While Miss Kellar has been active lately in attending meet ings and prosecuting her work, she has really been less active and under less strain than during her time at college. The strain to which she has been subject ed for a long time past has gradually brought on her present condition, which, while serious, can hardly be called dan gerous. It Is certain, however, that she will be obliged absolutely to abandon all thought of Work for a long time "Miss Kellar feels" keenly the necessity of giving up the meeting at which . &e was to have appeared In New Tork on March 29 in tho . Interest of the adult blind, at which Mark Twain was to have presided and J. 1L Choatc was to have been one of the speakers. She realizes, however, that. If she Is to regain her physical strength and to become able to. taXe un Jrer wort aalnr-3hemusl 'takefl a1 long real,-andrihe has cheerfully con"- &em.-a Aoiue Ruiuiti oy we ouvicc oi acr phy6lclan and friends." "Wild Animal Ma tie Human. For more than 15 years, or since death took away Laura. Bridgroan, tho first of the world's famous students of the Per kins Institution foe the Blind in Boston, Helen Kellar has gained fame wherever the English language is spoken for the remarkable development she has shown. Born in Alabama about SO years ago, she became deaf, dumb and blind while still a baby. When she came north at the age of 9 years and was placed In the care of Miss Annie Sullivan, a teacher in . the Perkins Institution she was literally a young wild animal,' devoid of nil her senses except those of touch and taste. "With an "amount of labor and an' ex penditure of patience incomprehensible to those not familiar wlththc teaching. of the deaf. dumb, and blind. Miss. Sullivan taught . this wild animal lO' become a. thinking human being. . taught her to read and write and t ben to speak In a purely, artificial manner, and finally , taught her to bear, that is, with her thumb and forefinger, on the throat and lower Hp of the person. She can "hear" twhat is being said to her as certainly .as If her hearing wcro normal. Passes Severe Examination. Stop by step Miss Sullivan took Helen CRKAT HMTAIN'S RICHEST GIRL ENGAGED TO WKD. I-aT Marr Hamlllea. The announcement of the engage ment of the Marquis of Graham, eld est son of tho Duke of Montrose, to X,ady Mary Hamilton, only daughter of the lato IZth Duke of Hamilton aad Brandon and tho richest heiress In tho United Kingdom, who only at tained her majority recently, aroused much Interest in London. The en gagement Is particularly popular in Scotland, because It will result In tho ason of the two great historic -houses. Lady Mary, who is known as tho Lady of Arran, Is the owner of tbo Island of that name. The Marquis of Graham Is himself wealthy. He Is a Veen yachtsman. In the recent elec tions he stood as the Unionist candl dl- T Cor 4ale for the House of Commons for ftlrllagsfclre. but was - defeated. Kellar through the studies of the pri mary, grammar and high schools, and then together they entered Radcliffe Col lege In taking the entrance examina tions. Miss Kellar encountered the op position of the faculty, who feared they would be required to do a great amount of work to no purpose, should this deaf, dumb and blind girl enter their classes, but she passed so highly that she could not be barred out. In the college she look all the regular courses and gradu ated with her class two years ago with high honors. She studied mathematics, Greek. Latin. French, German and all the other subjects required' for the regular full course, and in her final examinations passed very highly. litre Devoted to Blind. After her graduation Miss Kellar pur chased a home in Wrcntham and has devoted-herself, to work for tho advance ment of the blind everywhere, writing r- y ITclea Kellar. Deaf, I)mfe a ad Blind Teacher of the BUad. and speaking on every possible occasion. It is these- constant labors which have now caused her collapse. CULLS LEOPOLD TO BOOK ACCUSED OF STEALING HUGE PROFITS FROM CONGO. i Belgian Professor Says $15,000,000 , ' Derived .From Ilpbcr Trade V CHt7to KJns's EichmcHU TtCTTSfiKT ?. Wb. . 'ProfrtKJtnr 1?lfelAn Calllcr; of the Free "University of Brus sels, hast published a pamphlet on the sit uation in the Congo Free State, which contains several hitherto unpublished doc uments showing that the crown domain; which practically is King Leopold's per sonal property, .consists of .2T3 square kilometers, br an-area 2 times the slro of England, bringing him proflUj on rub ber alone of ?15,117.0CO during tho last ten years. Professor Calllcr recalls the fact- that Premier de Smet dc Msvtfr declared.. In Vhe Chamber of Dcputfcs In 1M3, that the profits of. the crown domain would be ex clusively applied to tho creation of estab- lixhmcnts of material, moral and -Intel lectual utility, whereas the official docu ments adduced show that the profits have been used for the acquisition of real cs tatc in 'Brussels and Ostend alone to the 'Valtle of as well as property in many other towns In Belgium. Tho au thor foresees, as to. result or all this, that grave difficulties will arise when the suc cession to tho throne of Belgium and tho Congo Free State comes up. The revelations of Professor Calllcr have caused a great sensation. The Socialist leader. Van dcr Vcldc, will intcrpelate the Ministry In thcAChamber of Deputies on Tuesday night. STIR CONSCIENCE OF EUROPE London Paper's Comment on Leo- , pold's Ill-GottW Gain's. LONDON, Feb. ia-ThS "Standard this morning draws attention toyho revelations contained In a book on th Congo Fre State published ai. Paris andBrusse'ls by tha Belgian, Professor CalHer Indicating that during the past decade King Leopold has drawn an amount estimated, at 315, 0W.0M from the rubber trade Inthc Congo crown domain, -l icre being - no trace of this in the published accounts of the Congo administration. - The-' -newspaper says: "If it can bo verified that such an In come was drawn, while It has been repre sented that doubtful expedients were em ployed In the Congo In order to avoid the carrying on of business at a loss, the con science of Europe will Jo-MtttTed to. Its depths." SCORN RAILROAD PASSES Judges In Minnesota Send Them Back to Givers. MINNEAPOLIS, Feb. 9. All the judges in Minnesota will henceforth scorn rail road paspcs. A movement started recent ly by the district bench of Hennepin County has resulted in all the judges in the state sending back their anneal passes. RooscTclt Dines Political Chiefs. WASHINGTON. Feb. 3. President Roosevelt entertained at dinner at the White House tonight tho executive com mil tee and officers of the Republican Na tional Committee. The guests Included Chairman George B. Cortelyou. VIcc Chalrman Harry S. New, Treasurer Cor nelius N. Bliss. Senator Scott, of West Virginia. Franklin Murphy, D. W. Mul vane, Eisner Dover, Representative J. A. Tawney and First AsctetaaL' Postmaiter- Gkaeral Hltc&cecJc. - .is WANTS AMERICA AS POLICEMAN New Solution of the Moroccan Problem Is Offered by a British Paper ONLY IMPARTIAL; POWER Neither France Nor Germany Will Yield, and Commercial ; Unrest, Nob - AVar, - ."Would Result. Others Powers Busy. LONDON, Feb. 5. The Statist, one or the leading financial weeklies of .Great Britain, deals this week with tho Alge clras conference In a long leader. The artlclo predicts a failure to reach a con clusion satisfactory to France, and conse quently continued uneasiness In the com mercial world, whllo at the same time the writer believes that war will not result. Tho point of the Statist's conclusions Is that President Rooscvolt alone can s&'vo the situation. "Just as he alone was able to bring about peace between Russia and Japan." Upholds French Claims. Tho Statist, after dealing with the crux of tho situation, namely, the policing of Morocco, upholds France's right Xo de mand that she should be given power to maintain order and to maintain a police force. The paper does not believe from present Indications that Germany will yield the point, that country preferring to humiliate France, with the result of tying up for an Indefinite period the Immense sums of money now held inactive In France. "The small powers," says the Statist, "are afraid to meddle between Gcrmany and France, and England cannot do any thing that would seem contrary either to the spirit or the letter of the Anglo French agreement. Russia has too much to do at home and AustroHungary is too much distracted. Give Job to Uncle Sam. "Thcro remains, then, only the United States. If the United States Is willing to undertake the policing of Morocco', every body will hall with Joy her readiness to assume an unpleasant responsibility for the sake 6f preserving the peace of the wld Nobody Mvoalil attempt to dictate to.we uniteu aiaTcsryet every twiy joiowh that the United States Is im partial, and by undertaking tho policing would pot en- tangle nerseii in treaties, wouia not incur any danger and would not Impose upon herself any gratuitous expense. "In turn, she would sweep awaj tho danger of war between two great Euro pean nations a war which. If It broke out. would, in all probability, spread and ultimately become world-wide. We trust that, for the sake of maintaining the world's peace, the United States will will ingly depart from Its settled policy." SULTAN WANTS THE GUNS. Would Confiscate Contraband to Arm Soldiers of Morocco. ALGECIRA9, Spain. Feb. 9. A plan for the reorganization of the customs of Morocco will be submitted to the confer ence tomorrow. The Moroccan delegates have received the reply of the Sultan regarding the vro posed regulations for the suppression of trado In contraband and arms. The Sal tan approves of the regulations except wherein they provide for the destruction of confiscated military weapons. He de, mands that serviceable armament shall be used for the equipment of Moroccan troops and that those useless for military our poses be- sold abroad, the proceeds going KING ClfAKLKS OF HOUMANIA, WHO IS REPORTED SERI OUSLY I LI- King Charles of Itoamacla. who Is reported s-riojsly ill. is a son of the late Prince Karl of Uohenzollern SUmarlngen. and was born April 20. 1S33. He flrst was elected "Domn," or Lord, of Roumanla In 1S6C but was proclaimed King on March 20. 1SS1. nia wife, formerly tne--German Prin cess Elisabeth von Neuwsld. is better known by her pen-name of "Carmen Sylra." The couple are cblldles. and the heir to the throne Is the King's nephew. Prince Ferdinand, 'who was bom in and who was created "Prince of Itoumanla" In 18S0. The complete Independence of Roumanla from Turkey was procured through the Russian war against the Sultan In 1S7T. when Roumaaia threw her forces Into the conflict In support of the Cxar In his struggle with the Turks. SBfcfift'SPt.'-? 't -TfPPBsBv --- ...' to the Moroccan treasury. The reply will be communicated to the conference tomor row. Firm on Police Question. PARIS, Feb. 0. The semi-official Temps this afternoon, referring to tho Moroccan situation, said: "There appears no doubt that pub lic opinion in France Is unanimous with reference to policing- Morocco. Tho interests of others having- been safeguarded, the hour has arrived for the protection of the special rights of France. No doubt the government, with the knowledge that the whole country is behind it, will take a firm stand during- the discussion of this delicate point at the conference." Sends Warships Nearer Germany LONDON. Feb. 10. According to a dis patch from Malta to tho Dally Mall, four British cruisers will soon be withdrawn from the Mediterranean and four battle ships from the Atlantic fleet, and all will be sent to the North Sea. The Dally Mall explains that the reduction of the Medi terranean fleet Is due to the Anglo-French entente, .and says that it Is not unlikely France will follow Great Britain 3 exam ple. MEDAL FOR CAMPBELL CALIFORNIA ASTRONOJLER WINS HIGH BRITISH HONOR. Ambassador Held Receives Royal Astronomical Society's Medal for Lick Observatory Professor. LONDON. Feb. 9. At a meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society at Burling ton House today Ambassador Reld re ceived the gold medal for 1905 conferred by the society on President William Wal lace Campbell, of the Lick Observatory, California. The president of the society. In present ing it, lengthily recited Professor Camp bcH's great success in spectroscopic work, which had greatly Increased the world's knowledge of stellar motions. In the course of his speech the President pleas antly . referred to Mr. Reid's family re lations with the Lick Observatory, through D. O. Mills, who Is an active trustee of that Institution. Mr. Reld replied briefly. He said it was a pleasure to serve as a medium for transmitting a mark of the society's dis tinguished approval to a countryman on the far Pacific Coast, and the personal circumstances to which such a gracious allusion had been made gave the duty s pedal zest. Professor Campbell certain ly would value the decoration as highly as a soldier and- a statesman would value one sent by his sovereign. He thanked the society in the name of .frorcssor Campbell, the Lick Observatory and tbe University of California. CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER Tb Weather. -YESTERDAY'S Maximum -temperature. -18 orr-i minimum. o. .rrectpiiation. none. TODA3TS Increasing cloudiness." probably lunusra or rain sunaar. Jasteriv wind shifting- to southerly. i'oreJga. President Castro's war preparation. Page 4. United States called on to settle Moroccan dispute br policing country. Page 3. California astronomer honored In England. Page 1. Russian: Reds blow up headquarters of Black Hundred. Page S. Belgian denounces King Leopold for stealing Congo revenue. Page 1. Natieaal. Railroads, alarmed at public hostility,, urge Senate to pass rate bill. Page 1. Clash 'between supporters and opponents of rate bin In Senate committee. Page. 1. Patterson tries to retain eight-hour law on Canal, but falls. Page 3. Wallace suggests plan to anticipate bene fits ot Canal. Page -1. Government forwards Bristol copy of letter to Coos Bay Company. Pago 'J. Judge "Wlckcrsbam'3 answer to charges. Page Hey burn's speesh against forest reserves. Pago 1. Creation of forest reserves suspended III! Congress acts on Heyburn's bill. Page 2. Polities. Murphy elects his man head of Tammany. Page 3. Cummins will run again for Governor of Iowa. Page 3. Domestic Helen Kellar breaks down under strain of work for blind. Page Paul Lawrence- Dunbar, icsro -pot, dead. Page 3. Preliminaries io-r church union complete. Page 2. Great snowstorm in Pennsylvania. Pago 3. Lawson organizing insurance proxy commit tee. Page 7. k Longworth 111 In bed. but well In time for wedding. Page 5. - . Pacific Coast. - - Valencia survivors reiterate former state ments at Seattle Inquiry; testimony still conflicting. Page 6. Eleven Eastern Washington towns unite to build electric railway from Dayton to Co lumbia .Itlver. Page, 0. Authoritative statement made that Union Pacific will build Into Tacoma. Page 8. "Kid" Hermann and Aurella Herrara flgat 20-round draw In Los Angeles. Page 7. Sight hundred rabbits slaughtered In, an nual drive on Blalock Island. Page 6. Commercial aad Marlae. Continued high prices for wool are expected. Page 13. Big deals In hop market. Page 15. Orange prices break at San Francisco. Page 13. Wheat la good demand at Chicago. Page 13. Northern Pacific conspicuous In stock trad t lug. Page 13. . Spring- Jobbing business Is good. Page 13. Boat will be secured to take place of Dalles City. Page 14. Tortlaad and Vicinity. Canvass of merchants In Interest of Portland Alaska line begins today. Page 10. Greedy gas corporation. In remorlnr meter over dlsnuted bill almost sacrifices a life by asabyxlatlon. Page 10. World Fair Corporation decides to complete monument in City Park and return stock holders S3 per cent dividend. Page 11. rollceman Nelson loses his star for kissing woman whom ho was escorting home. Paare. 10. Captain Drohn stranded, having lost all his money to woman with whom he was In fatuated. Page 0. Sir divorce decrees granted. Page 10. Portland delegation will go to greet Chinese Commissioners on their arrival at Seattle, rage 11. Address on Christian .Science draws large crowd. Page 11. Record of a day in the Municipal Ccurt. Pass H. Mining oaeratlous In Southern Oregon on a largo scale. Page 12. Argument on Equal Suffrago before Federated Trades Council. Page 10. Strong fight made in Toun? Men's Democratic ' Club agalaat Sheriff Word. Page ltf. STRIKING PAN G NTO railroad: Public Hostility Causes Fear of Results. IN HUMOR FOR SURRENDER Tell Friends in Senate to Let Rate Bill Pass. ATTACKS, FROM ALL SIDES Denunciations of Pennsylvania Hail- road 3Icrgcr and of Pennsylvania Coal Koads Cause Alarm. Elklna for Compromise. WASHINGTON. Feb. 9.-(SpecIal.)-It ix apparent that certain railroad Interests have become alarmed over the decided anti-railroad agitation that is manifest' inp; itself In Congress and in several states, and that their friends in the Sen ate have been appealed to to settle upon the best rate bill they can get and get It before the Senate for action. It is said that the railroad Interests at large have become astounded over the opposi tion that has developed to them through out the country, and that many o them realize that graver problems than the fix ing of a disputed rate confront them, if something is not done to allay the .spirit of hostility. Some of the magnates believe that if they can get the members of the commit teo on Interstate commerce of the Sen ate together on a. blir at once It will stop the agitation that is each day growing stronger against what are characterized as "railroad lobbies" in various states. The denunciation of the railroad trust In West "Virginia by Governor Dawson In a letter to the Senate, the offering of a resolution in Pennsylvania to Investigate coal-operating r.oads and the determina tion of many members of Congress to se cure an investigation of tho alleged trust formed by the Pennsylvania,. Baltimore & Ohio, Chesapeake & Ohio and Norfolk & Western, have excited fear anions the .friends of- railroads that a remorseless crusade against them is about to begin. Chairman Elkins, of the interstate com merce committee of the Senate, who fa vors the railroad interests, and Senators Clapp and Dolliver. who have been fighting- for action, held a private conference of several hours this afternoon. It is be lieved a basis of compromise Is being considered. FORCING ISSUE IX HIE SENATE Clapp and Dolliver Charge Obstruc tion, Aldrlcli Hotly Replies. WASHINGTON. Feb. The Senate committee on Interstate commerce today began consideration ot the Hepburn rata bill, which passed the House yesterday. Today was devoted to the flrst section, which describes the kind of transporta tion to which the act shall apply. Sev eral amendments were suggested by Sen ators unfriendly to the bill, but none was voted on today. It became evident during the discussion of the various amendments that the ar rangements to discuss the bill next week would accomplish no important result, so great were tho differences between its opponents and champions. Obstruction Is Charged. Clapp and Dolliver charged that the amendments were offered to obstruct tho perfection of a bill that stands a. good chance to become a law. Aldrlch replied that the amendments had been offered se riously, whereupon Clapp announced that he would "waste no more time" in the consideration of the bill, but would be present to vote on the measure on Feb ruary 15. He then left the committee room. After the departure of Clapp, Dolliver took the committee to task for its "lev ity" In considering railroad rate legis lation. He called attention to the fact that the committee had been conducting hearings since last Summer and had not arrived at any agreement. He charged that some members of the committee did not appear to desire an agreement. Aldrlch Denies Levity. Objection was made by Aldrich to the charge that "levity" had been displayed and said that he had been serious in everything that he had offered. Warm ing to the defense of his sincerity, he said that he would talk In any manner he pleased In discussing the proposed leg islation and would not be called to ac count by Dolliver. The Iowa Senator, who is the particu lar champion of the Hepburn bill, with emphasis replied that he, too, would choose his own language and characterize as he chose the methods that had been resorted to. I Chairman Elkins. who had participated in the early dispute, rapped for order and a few minutes later the committee adjourned. 31111 Not Afraid or Rate Bill. NEW YORK, Feb. 9. James J. Hill, when questioned yesterday, said he did not know what chance the Hepburn rail way rate regulation bill had of passing the Senate, and would not express an opinion of its value as legislation. "I know this much about It," he said. "Before some of tho railroads get down to the rates the Great Northern la charg ing now they will all be sick and tired ol rate regulation."