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VOL. LI NO. 1 ..&.
rOKTLAND. OREGON, THURSDAY," FEBRUAItT 9, 1911.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
GAINS HIS POINT
Senate Will Act on
CLD GUARD AT DISADVANTAGE
Vote Must Be Taken When
Supply of Oratory Stops.
SHERMAN'S TACTICS FAIL
When Borah More lo Make Jtcsolu-
tlon Unfinished Bunlne, lie
Tries to Prawn Senator's Vole,
but flora h Gel Ihe Voles.
ST HARRT J. BRflRN.
ORKGONIAN .NKWi IU'llKAl. Wash
tnaton. Feb. I. If the pending rontl
tutlonal amendment providing for pop.
ular election of Senators Is submitted
to the respective stntea for ratlfica-
tlnn. It will he solely because of the
tlrelese energy, dogged persistence and
adroit maneuvering of Senator Borah
of Idaho. For It la aolely due to the
effort of Ihe Junior Idaho Senator that
the Joint reaolutton proposing thl
clint In the Constitution Is now be
fore the Senate in a position of advan
!. known as the "unfinished busi
ness. Anil, for that matter. It la du
also to the fight made by Horah that
the resolution waa reported from the
Senate committee on Judiciary.
Never before in the history of the
government has such a resolution been
before the Senate for consideration:
never before has such a resolution ever
been reported by a committee of the
Senate. The subject has been discussed
by various Senators In times past, but
the speeches have been made while the
resolution still slept In a committee
piaeon-hol. and Ihe speeches went for
Horah Stagger Old Guard.
When Porah two years ago made
a flabt for a place on the Judiciary com
mit tee. he had In mind the promotion
of this very legislation. He knew that,
aa a member of that committee, he
would be In a position to demand ac
tion, but he bardly expected at this
early day to get a favorable report.
When the subject was brought up. bow
ever. Horali bad an opportunity to feel
out the committee and discovered to
hie surprise that a majority of the
members were ready to Join him In mak
ing; a report. He quickly followed up
this bit of Information with a demand
for a vole, and the resolution was
favorably reported by the Judiciary
committee early In January.
The Senate waa astounded to And
this proposition In a position where It
might be railed up for action. Mem
bers of the "old guard" had rolled upon
the Judiciary committee to see that the
resolution waa effectively chloroformed:
they thought the chairman. Clark of
Wyoming, would be adroit enough to
flv It. So when the resolution came
out of committee bearing a favorable
report, there waa much consternation
among Senators who are well, aware
thai they can never be returned If their
people have the selection of Senators In
their own hands.
Action Constantly Shelved.
Time and again, when the Senate'waa
passing bllla on the calendar. Borah
asked for the consideration of hla Joint
resolution and time and again Its con
sideration waa refused, for when bills
and resolutions on the calendar are
taken op In regular order, the objection
of single Senator la sufficient to post-
pone. I sually it was Heyburn who
made the objection, sometimes It was
Kean of New Jersey or Penrose of
Pennsylvania. But always objection
waa forthcoming from some quarter,
and always from Senators who know
what the reault will be If the amend
Borah bad the same difficulty In the
early stagea of his fight, when he asked
the Senata to nx a time for taking a
vote upon his resolution. Unanimous
consent waa necessary, and of course
It could not be had. And It was usually
H.jrburn who refused unanimous con
sent. Others would have objected If ha
had not. but Heyburn has been con
stantly on guard to prevent its con
sideration. F.ndlna that unanimous consent wss
out of the question. Borah adopted the
orly other tactics b which he could
possibly hope to jet a vote on his reso
lution. He bided Ms time and. when
the s.l'p subsidy bill waa out of the way.
marsnaivd fcla forces and prepared to
move that the Berate proceed to the
consideration of the popular elections
Old ;uard Trie Chloroform.
The old guard surmised bis plan, a
se.-re; conference waa held and It was
devldcd to bring forth the Nelson bill,
providing for Uaslr.g the coal lands of
Alaska, and bare that made the "unfln-
Is.ed bustresa, thus crowd in a out tre
Koran resolution. Vice-President Ger
man su told of the deal and b in: a
prty to It.
Tbe followlnc day. after the discussion
of the LoiimsT case. Borah rose prompt
ly and demanded recognition. Ncison
was on bis fet at the same time, and
allhoucb Borah ow Immediately In
front of tn V!ce-irvs!dnt. while. Nol
an a waa la tha extreme left of the
chamber, tae VIce-ITestdent recognised
ROBBERS RAID AS
W. n. 11IXSO.V LATEST VIC
TIM OF THIEVES.
King and Money Stolen From Port
land Minister' Homo While
Church Sertlce la On.
While Dr. W. B. Hlnson. pastor of the
White Temple, waa conducting the
evenlns church eervlce Sunday, thieves
broke Into his house at tOl Eleventh
street and atole several linga and
amall quantity of money. The article!
were evidently taken In hasta and no
effort waa made to give the bouse a
thorough aearchlng. Dr. Hlnson report.
ed the case by letter to Captain of De
tectives Moore, yesterday.
Several weeks ago some one concealed
himself In the church during the even
Ing service and after the congregation
had left, pried open all receptacles' and
atole about 1j from the Sunday School
box. Other small depredatlotia have
been committed In the neighborhood of
The case of Dr. Hlnson Is the fifth
reported In which houses were burglar
ised last Sunday while the occupants
were at church. The unusual number
of similar rases recalls to police ofll
rlala the epidemic of attacks on th
homes f ministers last Fall, when the
Treacher Burglar." now In the Wall
Walla penitentiary. broke Into the
homes of eight ministers within half as
PHII DRFN ARFD 17 WFD
Jacksonville leather Performs Cere
mony for Youngest Couple.
MKDFOHD. Or., Feb. 8. (Special.)
Sweethenrta alnce their first meeting,
when both were attending grammar
school. Wordcn Knn'ji. 17 years old. and
Mary Hester, also IT. were married to
day at the home of the biide'a brother.
Dr. U W. Hester. In Jacksonville.
Ennls, who Is the son of the Rev.
Robert Ennls, pastor of the First Pres
byterian church of Jacksonville, has re
cently been employed In the mines near
hla borne. The girl only returned from
Newberg. Or., where she haa been at
tending school, Inst Sunday.
The ceremony wsa performed by the
youthful bridegroom's father. They are
the youngest couple to have ever se
cured a marriage license In this county.
ISHERMEN GO TO DEATH
Finn i-li Village on Ice Floe Wrecked
and Hundreds Drown.
VIHOItU. Feb. s. The Ice floe on
which about 130 fishermen had estab
lished a village and which, after being
pt out to sea on Friday last, be
came stranded near the island or Selts-
kar. was partially destroyed by a gale
One hundred of the fishermen es
caped to land, while numbers are
known to have been drowned. Ice
breakers have been aent to the rescue.
Only two days ago the fishermen de
clined assistance offered by two Tea
sels. They said they were In no dan
ger and refused lo be taken off.
GIRLS RIDE PILOT SAFELY
When Train Hits Wagon They Are
Carried IIalf Mile.
WICHITA, Kan.. Feb. 8. A covered
wagon carrying 12 school children was
hit by a train 20 r-. lies southeast of
this city late yesterday.
Harley Harlenbower. 15 years old.
and Orover Harlenbower. 19 yeara old.
were fatally Injured. Three daughters
of Mrs. Ellen Allen were caught on
the engine pilot and carried a half
mile, but were only slightly Injured.
Students who were In the wsgon
were reading and did not observe the
approach of the train.
HEN'S THROAT MOUSETRAP
Young Pullet Dies Trying- to Swal
low Tame Mus Musculo.
FOREST GROVE. Or.. Feb. . Spe
cial Charles E. Ruckle reports that
last week on of his young hens wsa
choked by attempting to eat a mouse.
The pullet had entered the wood ahed
near the house and spied a rather tame
mouse. She threw herself upon It and
In the attempt to eat tha little rodent,
the pullet waa choked to death.
Her owner found her some time later
with tha mouaa stuck In bar throat.
H0NEYM00NIS IN SADDLE
Couple Will Ride From Oklahoma to
Seattle on Horseback.
OKLAHOMA CITT. Feb. I. A novel
honeymoon trip was started from bar
today, when Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Sharp,
married Monday, left on horseback for
Mr. Sharp and Ma bride have spent
years In varioua ranches In this slat
and say that the midwinter trip across
the Rockies has no terrors for them.
BABE WEIGHS 24 OUNCES
Fa-o Family Holds Ilccord of I
Smallest Child In City's IINtory.
PASCO. Wash., Feb. I. (Special)
What Is believed to be the amallest
baby cer orn In Pasco, la the son of
Mr and Mrs. J. E- Boyle, who' live on
Columbia street. The child weighed
Just on and one-baXf pounds at birth.
KRESS IS TOLD
BY TAFT TO ACT
Pass Reciprocity Now
or at Extra Session.
PRESIDENT EXPZCTS TO WIN
Houce Will Pass Bill, but Sen
ate's Action Doubtful.
TAFT WILL STUMP LAND
All Speeches on Approaching Tour
Will Deal With Reciprocity.
Norris Promises to Spike Guns
of Hostile Paper Trust.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 8. The degree to
which the Administration will use n be
half of the reciprocity agreement with
Canada "Its utmost efforts to bring
about urh changes by concurrent leg-
I Islatlon" was made plnln today in re
ports brought from the White House by
Senatora who had talked with the Presi
dent. The reports left little doubt that,
should Congress adjourn without rati
fying the agreement, the President would
convene the new Congress in extraordl
nary sesssion to consider the matter
The reciprocity matter has moved Into
the foremost place In the legislative pur.
view and the President shows every dis
position to keep It there. If he can. It
Is said upon excellent authority that Mr.
Taft believes the present Congress will
.ct favorably Jn both houses upon the
agreement and that there will be no ne-
ceasslty for an extra session.
Senate Alone Is Doubtful.
, Every Indication now forecasts Its
adoption by the Houso by an overwhelm
ing majority. The only1 doubt appears
whether those Senators radically op
posed to Its enactment will be able, by
obstructive tactics, to prevent Its adop
tion by the Senate. The President ap
parently entertains no such doubt. t
It la known that Senators Heyburn
and Bailey are bitterly opposed to the
agreement and that the opposition ex
tends also to most of the progressive
Republicans. Some of these Senators
have hinted that their relations with
the White House have not been suffi
ciently pleasant of In. to to cause them
to exert themselves In support of an Ad
ministration measure. Senators Carter
and Crane, to whom the President an
nounced his purpose today, have begun a
campaign for votes.
The President does not couple the tariff
Commission bill with the reciprocity bill
In his demand for action at this session,
but. If neither bill should pass, he would
call upon Congress to pass both meas
ures at the extra session and might
promise data on the wool and woolen
schedule If the Democrats desire them.
It is said that the speeches which Mr.
Taft will deliver on his brief Western
trip, upon which he enters tomorrow
night, wtll be devoted almost entirely
to the reciprocity agreement.
Norrls to Confound Paper Men.
John Norris, cha'rmun of the paper
committee of the American Newspaper
Publishers' Association, will appear to
morrow before the ways and means com
mittee of the House of Representatives
with facta and figures In support of the
enactment, without the change of a syl
lable, of the wood pulp and paper pro
visions of the agreement.
Mr. Norris smld emphatically that there
tfonrluded on Pane 3.)
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature. 11
dear.es; minimum, 35 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; southeasterly winds.
Nw House reaDDortlonment bill gives Mult
nomah lsrrer quota than provided by
Senator Joseph's measure. Fag 6.
Ws.hlnyton Henste kills messure. seeking
abolishment of capital punishment.
Senator Oliver accused of Introduclna bills
to eld heirs to 1 nlon County lands, his
clients, l'sxs 0.
Bowtrmin'i bill passes House by one vote.
Abolition of Albion Normal and I.sw School
recommended by IJaho legislative com
mute. Page 14..
Twenty-two new faces wilt be seen In Sen
ale after March 4. Page ft.
Haytlan government summarily executes six
leaders of revolution, rase 5.
Governor Vega Inflicts crushing defeat on
Mcilnii rebels in Lowtr California.
Taft clears Colwsll's record by having re
jection annulled and appointment then
withdrawn. Page 2.
American-Canadian reciprocity debated In
British Parliament. Page 2.
Borah sets direct election of Senators In
position for action by constant rustling.
Taft announces reciprocity bill must pass
Congress this session or he will call
extra session. Fare 1.
Senator Cullom denies one dollar ever used
to secure his election. Psg .
Senate committee likely to recommend ad
vance in magazine postage rats. 1'age .
New York Democratic conference falls to
agree on Senator. Page 5
Domestic Danville grand Jury Indicts many vote-buy
ers and sellers and causes panio among
politicians. Page 1.
Lawyer tells of money paid by Colonel Pope
to .Mrs. Turn bull Psge s.
Portland boy rejects 110,000 to wed ex-wife
of lianor's sun. Page 1.
Chicago Record-Herald commenta upon Ore
gonisn's semi-centennial edition. Tag 1.
Same trio keeps lead In Y. M. C. A. Mara
thon. Page 8.
Champion Wolsast battles six rounds to
draw with "Knofkout" Brown. Page 8.
Commercial and Marine.
Hugh Brady, veteran grappler for victims
of river to be paid monthly by city.
All hide markets show improvement.
Heavy selling of wheat at Chicago. Fags lO.
Stock prices drift downward. Page 10.
Good clearance of storage apple stocks at
New York. Page 19.
Portland and Vicinity.
Consumers' league denies Commissioner
Halley was author of pure-food law.
Early completion of Mount Hood power line
to be condition or xrancnise. page 12.
Councilman Kills chsrges Inferior pipe Is
used for sewers. Pass 13.
Oregon Trunk rails to reach Madras next
Saturday or Sunday. Page 12.
Hearing begun In petition for restoration of
jo. cent arbitrary rate to valley points.
Judge McGinn refuses to dissolve Injunction
held by Municipal Judge Taswell against
Mayor Simon, page 12.
E. M. 1-e.raruJ and John C Alnsworth bur
half block In Hawtborne-arenue district.
Inferior quslity of sewer pipe used, Coun-
ctlmsn Kills chargos. page 13.
Portland Hotel board of directors meet and
elect Edward Hoyce managing director.
Bessie Clifford, of 'Taraa Yama" fame, talks
entertainingly. Page 11.
Rer. W. B. Hlnson victim of robbers ss ha
holds Sunday church services. Page 1.
$1,250,000 WILL EXPLOIT
Harrlman Koads Allot Large Sum
for Advertising West.
CHICAGO. Feb. S. (Special. An ad
vertising- appropriation of $1,250,000 la
to be spent by the Harrlman railroads
The budget, said to be the largest
ever authorized by any railroad sys
tem, was completed at a meeting of
the passenger representatives of the
Union and Southern Pacific systems
held In Chicago today. Within the
week announcement was made of the
intended double-tracking of both roads
at an expense of $75,000,000. The ad
vertising budget is to secure enough
new business to operate the system to
capacity when the aecond track is com
pleted, within five yeara.
Newspaper and magazine advertising
Is the central feature of the plan, but
Illustrated pamphlets and lecturea with
demonstration cars and stereoptlcons
are to be financed from the budget and
advertising Is to be placed In publica
tions In foreign countries.
SEIZED BY PANIC
Grand Jury Goes on
Rampage at Danville.
INDICTMENTS VOTED FOR 80
Vote-Buyers to Get No Immu
nity, but Must Testify.
LID MUST COME CLEAR OFF
Determined Not to Be "Goat" for
Fiasco, Grand Jury Summons AH
Who Can Tell and Officials
Make Rush for Safety.
DANVILE. 111., Feb. 8. (Special.)
The 'bandwagon' paraded through Ver
trillion County today and several big
polltlclans clambered clumsily and hesi
tatingly aboard. They were boarding
the "clean politics" wagon, not because
of any particular change of heart, but
because they saw a shining: light loom
ing up before them.
Some of the distinctive rays of this
great illumination were:
The voting of SO Indictments by the
grand jury at a secret session.
Knowledge that one, city official and
one county official are targets of true
bills and that over 100 indictments are
The withdrawal of offers of "Immu
nity baths" to volunteer witnesses.
The Issuing of subpenas for 50 politi
cians and workers, who have 'handled
Inquiry Is Barely Opened.
And topping off these moves came
the announcement that the "vote traf
ficking" Inquiry has only opened and
that the strenuous efforts to squelch
the stenchy scandal In "Uncle Joe"
Cannon's political back yard has igno
mlniously failed. Henceforth It is to
be a fight to the finish if the grand Jur
ors do not fail. A few moves the grand
Jury has under consideration are:
The subpenalng of every Judge, clerk
nd official at elections held within the
last 18 months.
The summoning of policemen who
"walked beats" In the vicinity of poll
The indictment of a couple of dozen
big politicians on charges of suborns
tion of perjury and perjury.
Hundreds to Be Summoned.
Cleaning of every "sore spot" in
Vermilion County and, to accomplish
this, hundreds of voters will be
dragged before the Inquisitors.
The issuing of "body" summonses
for several big politicians who have
not condescended to appear when sum
The grand Jury, battling against ter
rifle odds of political interference, be
lieves It has wrenched itself suffi
ciently free to accomplish the great
task and escape the infamy which the
jurors realized would be heaped upon
their heads if they listened to the po
llltlcal leaders and overlooked the ac
knowledged fact that Vermilion
County shelters 2500 voters whose
franchises are purchasable when an
alluring prospect Is put before them.
In the vernacular, the "Jury couldn't
see its way clear to being the goat for
Panic Seizes Politicians.
The first scramble for the
politics band wagon" started at
(Concluded on Pag 2.)
ORGAN OF COAST
ANNIVERSARY NUMBER DRAWS
ENCOMIUM FROM CHICAGO.
Stages of Development Set Forth
Edition of Paper AVhich Al
ways Held Lead.
8. (Special) The
say editorially to-
"The celebration of semi-centennials
will engage considerable attention dur
ing the present year. Early in the field
is The Morning Oregonlan, of Portland,
Or., commemorating its fiftieth year of
"While the country to the eastward
was girding iteelf for the Civil War,
the Pacific Coast was in the first flush
of development. The handsome edi
tion Issued by The Oregonian sets forth
vividly both the earlier and the later
stages in the progess of the Far North
west. "The Oregonian has grown with its
own section and is acknowledged by
common consent as one of the oldest
and . most vital organs of the Pacific
Coast. In 1S61. Portland was a town of
only 1500 people. But It provided an
adequate field for a newspaper that gave
a good war news service and loyally
upheld the Union cause. The lead then
secured has since been maintained. The
country .at large will wish The Ore
gonian a further Increase of Influence
WELL HAS LOUD WHISTLE
Freakish Bore on Occasions
Strong Intake, Too.
WALLA WALLA. Wash Feb. 8.-
(Special.) A "whistling well" on the
ranch of Robert Johnson is attracting
much attention among the inhabitants
of Eureka Flat. On several different
occasion the expulsion of air from the
well has caused sound akin to the
noise made by a factory whistle and
sometimes can be heard a quarter of a
On other occasions air rushes into
the well with a suction great enough
to draw a hat Into the opening.
The well has been drilled to a depth
of about 800 feet and a small amount
of water has been reached. Drilling,
however, has been suspended until the
drill, which has become fast In the well.
can be dislodged.
Surface water was struck at a depth
of 100 feet, and In the event that a good
flow is not struck further down Mr.
Johnson will make experiments to
utilize the surface flow.
BAN IS PUT ON FRESHMAN
Faculty of University of Idaho Sits
Down on Fraternities.
SPOKANE, Wasn., Feb. 8. (Special.)
The faculty of the University of Idaho
has put the ban on freshmen joining or
pledging themselves to any Greek letter
societies. One year's residence is re
quired by the faculty edict before the
aspiring collegian can desert the ranks
of the barbarians.
The university fraternities have re
belled against the edict and an attempt
will be made to have the order abolished.
It is said by the societies that nearly
half of the members of the secret orders
are first-year men and their absence
would mean thinned ranks in most of the
The Pan-Hellenic council, recently
frormed on the advice of the faculty to
govern the affairs of the different frater
nities, has agreed to appeal to the faculty
to remove the embargo against the fresh
GAS KILLS ENTIRE FAMILY
Police Suspect That Cause of Trag
edy Was Not Accidental.
NEW YORK, Feb. , 8. Frank Bernard.
his wife and their two little children
were fosnd dead today in their home in
Fulton street, Brooklyn, victims of es
Bernard has been an athletic instructor
and Is said at one time to have been
connected with the direction of athletics
at Hamilton College.
The police at first thought that the
gas had been turned on by accident, but
later developments tended to throw
doubt upon this view.
OREGON PIONEER, 102, DIES
Mitchell Woman, Grandma Monroe,
Was State's Oldest Resident.
MITCHELL, Or., Feb. 8. (Special.)
At the age of 102 years, "Grandma"
Monroe, said to be Oregon's oldest pio
neer woman, died here this morning
at the home of her great-granddaugh
ter, Mrs. Frank Christie.
Over 60 years ago she Journeyed by
oxteam across the plains to Oregon,
and has lived in this part of the state
ever since. During this time she has
resided in Wheeler, Crooic and Wasco
MAN OPPOSES HUGGING
Dr. Herbert Howe Is Against Girls
, Who Indulge In Dancing.
DENVER. Feb. 8. "If I were a bache
lor I would not want to marry a girl
who had been hugged for the last ten
years by every man In her set."
This was the exclamation of Dr. Her
bert Howe, of Denver University, at
chapel exercises this morning, in pro
testing against the dances that had be
come so popular in the university gym
nasium, and among the college frats.
Dean Howe characterized dancing as
hugging set to music"
FOR lifS SAKE
Gammons Elopes to
Wed Show Girl.
MOTHER'S LONG RACE VAIN
Boy Slips Away From Harvard,
to Marry Secretly.
BRIDE ONCE MRS. GAYNOR
Former Wife of New York Mayor's
Son Wins Portland Lad Despite
His Parent's Trip Across Con
tinent to Prevent Mutch.
NEW YORK, Feb. 8. Nelson Gam
mons, of Portland. Or., a sophomore at
Harvard, tonight lost $10,000 when he
took as his bride Mary Guiffre, divorced
wife of Mayor Gaynor's son. Gam
mons is 19 years old.
Mrs. Gammons, in a vain effort to
prevent the marriage, raced across the.
continent from Portland and arrived
at Boston only a few days ago. She
took her son from Harvard to Boston
and pleaded with him not to marry
Mary Guiffre, offering him $10,000 if
he observed her wishes.
But Cupid apparently had shot too
true. Young Gammons at first seemed
disposed to follow his mother's dic
tate. It is now believed that this was
a ruse to allay her fears sp that today's
ceremony could be successfully carried
Gammons Under Guard.
Gammons had been under his mother's
eye at Boston for about two days when
this morning he suddenly disappeared.
Search was started In the afternoon,
but too late. Soon after dinner he had
obtained a license to wed from the
clerk at the Nw York City Hall. Ha
gave his age ts 22.
Proceedings will at once be started,
it is said, to annul the marriage. Mrs.
Gammons tonight could not be reached
over the long distance telephone. It
Is understood that the news came aa
a serious shock to her.
The Presbyterian Church at Eighth
avenue and 128th street. New York,
was the scene of the wedding. The
Rev. Duncan J. McMillan performed
the ceremony. Mr. and Mrs. Gam
mons, after the ceremony, were
whisked away in an automobile. Their
present whereabouts Is not known.
Neither would talk for publication.
Nelson Gammons is the son of the late
G. G. Gammons, wealthy Portland at
torney, who died about a year ago.
Young Gammons is a graduate of Port
land Academy and was sent to Harvard
to complete his education.
About ten days ago Mrs. Gammons, the
boy's mother, received word from Elliott
Gammons, of Brooklyn, N. Y., and mado
a hurried trip East, where she Is now
trying to straighten out the affair.
ENOUGH JUDGES, SAYS BAR
Move to Enlarge San Francisco
Bench Meets Opposition.
SAN FRaV.'CISCO, Feb. 8. (Special.)
The bench and bar of San Francisco
are watching with Intense Interest the
bill now in the hands of the Governor
providing four more Superior Judges
in this county.
The bill Increasing the number of
Superior Court departments in San
Francisco from 12 to 16 was passed by
the Senate and Assembly over the pro
test of the local Bar Association, which
adopted resolutions against the change
unanimously. The bill is now up for
veto or approval b y the Governor,
who has announced he will make an
Investigation of the work of all tha
Superior Judges of the state before
It has been set forth by the Bar As
sociation that there is no need for such
additional judges and that. If the 12
at present on the bench would apply
ordinary business hours to the court
work, the mass of accumulated cases
now congesting the calendars would
speedily be relieved.
ROAD BUYS LONG STRIP
Added Trackage Facilities to
Provided on East Side.
A strip of land 30 feet wide and
several blocks long, adjoining tha
Southern Pacific main line south of
East Lincoln street, has been bought
by the railroad from the Inman-Poul-sen
Lumber Company. The price was
$60,000. The land is to be used for
double tracking the railroad main Una
and for trackage for Industrial con
cerns expected along the Southern Pa
cific line on the East Side south.
The land is described In the deeds
as parts of lots In 54, 68, 72 and 90.
and extends from East Lincoln street
south to Division.
Officials of the Harrlman system
rlfny that the reported negotiations
for the Inman-Poulsen property by an
other railroad system, supposed to bo
the Milwaukee, had anything to do
with their purchase. The crowded con
dition of the right of way In that lo
cality haa long been appreciated.