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PORTLAND, - OREGON, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1911.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LI NO. 13.CG7.
LINE TO SPOKANE
TO BE SHORTENED
Reduction by 54 Miles
to Cost $8,000,000
HARRIMAN ROADSTO MAKEPLAN
Work Must Be Completed Be
fore End of 1912.
fiTR AWflRN IN CONFERENCE
w !- .w... ...
Announcement Made That Contract
Will Be I-el In tew I)as Route
Will Then Be Shortest Be
tween Two Cities.
Contract for ts.ort.Ow) of construction
sork on the North Coast or third divi
sion of tha Oregon-Washington Railroad
fc Natlgatlnn lines between Spokane and
:he Shake Hirer, reducing- the distance
between Portland and Spokane M miles,
oiakioc this line the shortest between the
two eltlrn, will be let within a few daya
at;h the stipulation that thry be Cora-
Dieted bafore the end of l!!i
TM announcement was made at th
Portland offices of the lUrrlman system
raaserdar af-.ernoon following the vMt
:o the city of Bobert K. Ftrahora. vlce-
rillnt and general manager of the
:hlrd district of the O.-W. It. A S. Co.;
T. L. Pitman, chief engineer of that dis
trict, and It. J. Dsnson. the company's
thief attorney at Spokane.
Traffic to Be Ilrased.
The Ppokane men csjne to confer with
Portland Harrtman ofT.clala and officials
f other lines relative to traffic arrange
ments and other detail arrow In r out of
the reorganisation of the Ilarriman lines
la tha Northwest, and the construction of
lines heretofore known mm the North
Coast. They arrived yeserday morning
and were In conference with W. W. Cot
ton, general attorney for the Harrtman
Inea In Tortland. most of the dsy. They
sill remain In Portland today.
Plana for the construction of the track
Mtween Ppokane and the Snake River
tnd of the terminal facilities at Spokane
lava been completed, as have those for
Che tunnel and bridge work on the new
When completed, the proposed road will
onnect wlta the old O. R. N. line
it Ayer Junction, and will shorten toe
liacance between Portland and Spokane
if.rnit M miles, and greatly reduce the
trade and curvature. It ls expected to
isve the entire projact completed In
tbout 11 months.
Arrsnsrmenta have been made with
the Chicago. Milwaukee Puget Sound
.oad for the Joint use of the line be
tween Marengo, where the North CVaat
-rossea the Milwaukee, and Ppokane. a
cutanea of about miles. The road
will be built and owned by the Harrt
man system, the Milwaukee agreeing to
pay a trackage charge. The terminal
facilities) at Spokane will be owned Joint
ly by these companies The passenger
station will also serve the trains of other
lines and accordingly will become a
Engineering Problem Difficult.
In the construction work outlined by
the Spokane officers, some of the most
difficult engineering feats that ever have
confronted railroad officials will be per
formed. These include the bridge over
tha Snake River eight milea below Ayar
Junction, at which place connection will
be made with the Portland-Spokane line
cf the O.-W. It. A N. Co.. also the
across the Spokane River In the City of
It la expected that work on the
Snake Itlver structure will be started
within the next (0 clays. This bridge
will be lOTO fret In length and will be
approached by two steel viaducts, the
eae on the north aide having a length
of t:s feet and that on the south
side IN feet, leaving the bridge proper ,
1110 feet long. This will be supported
by five steel towers on concrete piers.
The viaducts will consist also of
steel towers and the track above them
wtll be supported by steel plate girder
pans. Tha maximum height of the
bridge over the river will be ITS feet.
tn the construction of this bridge ap
proximately 10.40O.Q90 pounds of steel
will be used. The structure Is to cost
about t:S.000. of which I1SO.0O will
be required for the spans and 1170.000
for the steel approaches. One of the
Spokane bridges Is to be li feet high
and the other ITS feet high. Each will
cvnsist of two steel-truss spans with
Canyon Is Picturesque..
In building westward from Spokane,
the new line will pa's through the can-
von of the ralous. which for 1! miles
i most picture iue In character, pre
senting formidable engineering prob
J'alouse Canyon Is a sheer precipice.
very rugged In charactrr. from ZOO feet
to (00 feet In depth. The road wtll
follow the canyon over a portion of the
distance, through gigantic cuts and I
piercing from si 1 to side from one
angle to another, thro-igh rock-ribbed
tunnels and over mighty precipices.
The track In some Instances will be
a j ported by steel viaducts spanning the
distance from tunnel to tunnel or ex
tending from one aide of the ma'n
gorge lo tha other, with hundreds of
lCvacluitd aa I'tit 3L I
GOOD AS HUSBANDS
ritNKf;irc advises girls ot
TO BOYCOTT THEM.
lint Ho AdmlM Most Millionaires
ttlm Are Cnliappy Belter to
Be Born Poor Than Rich.
NEW TORK. Feb. 10. 'Don't refuse
a man simply oecsuse n is
I aire." wii a bit of matrimonial advice
I vhlrh Andrew Carneglo gave to a
group of working; (Iris employed on a
noriina which the steelmaker wii
Insciectlna-. Tne Touns- women told
today what Mr. Carnegie ald.
"Mont millionaires' wives are not
happy.- Mr.. Carnegie alio said. "They
hava too many luxuries and have no
mental resources to fall back on-6ome
of my partners have been unjustly
criticised for what vil not taelr fault,
but the fault ct their wires.
"I would ratner be born poor than a
millionaire. and I have had aome ex
I ,,, Hirx-tlnna I hava
made T or 41 millionaires In my time,
but I want to say that the only right a
man ha to wealth lies In his acquiring;
It by some useful labor.
"The arreat trouble with the wealth
of today Is that the sons of million
aires do not reawise the neceaalty or
being of use to the community."
ROBBERS PUT TO FLIGHT
Attempt to Hold Cp Ciroceryman
rolled by Youth.
VANOOCVBU. Vah Feb. 10. Spe
cial.) Two masked men with revolvers
were foiled In their attempt to hold up
Alexander Ledlnghara In Ma grocery
atore. at Eighth and Harney street here,
at 7 o'clock tonight, when Frank Vernon,
aged IS. seised a shotgun snd rushed to
Ledlnghsm's aid. The men made their
escape ont the front door uninjured by
the charge of buckshot which Ledlngham
sent after them.
When the robbers rushed Into the front
of the store and commanded Ledingham
to band over the contents) of the cash
register he refused, though both men
pointed guns at him. He dared them to
shoot. At this moment ernon entered
and thrust the shotgun Into Ledingham'a
hands, and the men fled.
102-YEAR-OLD NEWSY ILL
Delivery of Taper Taken Cp by 5-
CHICAGO. Feb. 10 Orasmus Page,
Jollet'a oldest "newsboy." 'who for
yesrs has been a familiar figure at the
railroad station, where he sells news
papers. Is 111 and. owing to his agw.
little bope Is entertained for bis re
Page this month will complete his
lOJd yesr of life, ne became ill mora
than a week ago. but continued at
work until yesterday, when he gav up
and his wife, who Is J years old. rt
llvered papers and sold them to pas
sengers boarding trains.
550,000 GIVEN MONMOUTH
Regents' Bequest for. Additional Ap
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Feb 10.
(Special.) Fifty thousand dollars for
a new dormitory and Improvements at
Monmouth Normal School has been
granted by the Ways and Means com
mittee. It was emphatically declared by com
mittee members tonight that this Is
all the money the normal need expect
through committee recommendations.
It waa suggested by the Board of Re
gents that an additional 150,000 be
granted for an administration building.
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TAFT CALLS FOR
Reciprocity Benefit to
All, Says President.
WILL UNITE TWO COUNTRIES
Speech at Columbus Defines
Effect on Farmers. .
GRAINGROWERS . WILL GAIN
Immense Audience Hears Reply to
Critics of Canadian Agreement
and Applauds Campaign.
Will Continue In Illinois.
COLUMBUS. 0.7 Feb. 10. Carrying
forward his campaign for Canadian
reciprocity. President Taft made a di
rect appeal today to - the American
farmer on that Issue. He declared that
the Impression that reciprocity with the
Dominion would Injure the farmer was
lthout foundation, and by statistics
he sought to lend actual proof to his
Mr.' Tsft declared without reserva
tion that the reciprocity agreement,
with Canada would be a benefit, rather
than a detriment, to tha agricultural
Interesta of thla country. -
As for himself, the President said
that he felt that the general benefit of
the pending agreement would entirely
vindicate those who were responsible
for It. The greatest reason for the
adoption of the agreement, he argued,
the fact that it would unite two
countries, having kindred people and
lying together across a wide continent.
In a commercial and social union to the
great advantage of both.
"Such a result." added the President,
does not need to be Justified by a
nice balancing with a pecuniary profit
Mr. Taft's address, the first of his
(Concluded on Pace 3.
PEOMIKENT FIGURES IK RECIPROCITY FIGHT NOW HOLDING ATTENTION
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTE It OAT'S Maximum temperature. 4
degrees: minimum. 40 degrees.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southwesterly
Leg Mat are.
Appropriation and - deficiency bill pruned
in committee, rage 1.
Reapportionment scheme on to cut Multno-
man s representation in Legislature.
Washington Senate passes bills for pure bal
lot and better Judiciary, rage 8.
Compromise Good Roads bill may settle
controversy. Page 5.
State Printer given slur. Pace S.
Root angers Southern Senators by declaring
against antlnegro ' laws. Pass 2.
President Taft speaks in favor of reciprocity
at Columbus. Ohio. Page 1.
Beverldce's speech on direct election pre
vents Senate from votlcg on San Fran
cisco fair. Page 3.
Rouse committee mill aot on reciprocity to
day. Page it.
Danville hears more scandal. Face 1.
Salt Lake suspect Is thought to be bullion
thief. Page 2.
Andrew Carnegie gives opinion of million
aires. Page 1.
George Criscom. reputed lover of Doroghy
Arnold. eludes New York reporters.
Cleveland releases players to Portlsnd Coast
Ueagua team. Page, 11.
On eve of Tuning's induction GUI wishes him
good luck. Psge 1.
Vancouver depositors of defunct bsnlt score
State Kxamlner. Page S.
Commerce Commission . Agent hears Med-
ford's rate protest. Page 3.
Commercial and Marine.
Demand for wheat In Northwest Is checked.
Sharp drop in wheat prices at Chicago.
Iron and steel Industry shows much Im
provement. Page is.
Wail street not affected by favorable Steel
report. Page 13.
Lumber carriers to carry big cargoes to for
eign ports. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Harrtman lines to shorten distance to Sps
, kane by 54 ml lea. at cost of fS.OOO.OOO.
School Board to employ second assistant for
puperintcnaent Kigier. Page im.
Fourth-street line may be electrified. Page
Southwestern Washington Development
League to meet In Vancouver next week.
Cost of water mains soon to be refunded to
property owners who bava paid. Page 7.
Grip epidemic In Portland; physicians af
flicted too. Page 10.
Mayor will sign Btoadway bridge contract
tooay. page 10.
City likely to sae railroads. Page 7.
KANSAS REJECTS RECALL
Senate Votes Xo, Though Both Par
ties Pledged to Measure.
TOPEKA. Kan., Feb. 10. The recall
for state officers was defeated in the
Senate this afternoon by the decisive
vote of 23 to 15.
This was one of the pledgy i made by
both parties In their platforms.
CANADA AND GREAT BRITAIN.
Grand Total Asked
DEFICIENCIES ARE INCLUDED
$50,810 Pruned From Esti
mates and $2240 Added.
INSTITUTIONS COME LATER
Allowances for Sheep Commission,
Tax Commission, Printing, Cost
of Session,' and Supreme Court
"Are Reduced Materially.
STATE! CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Feb. 10
(Special.) Carrying- a grand total of
$1,019,965.49, the general appropriation
and deficiency bills have been com
pleted for submission to the Legisla
ture. The ways and means committee
pruned $50,810 from the estimates in
the sreneral appropriation bill, but at
the same, time added In certain ln-
inccs a total of $2240, making a net
decrease of $48,570 In this bill.
The Appropriation bill reaches the
magnificent total of $887,920, while the
deficiency bill Includes sums which
reach to $152,045.49. Not an institution
is included, the bills for the various
other institutions not being completed
by' the committee and will probably
come early next week.
Pruning Knife Wielded.
One of the material cuts made is in
the appropriation for the State Board
of Sheep Commissioners, the cost of
which for the biennial period was esti
mated at $12,000 and was cut to $2500
by the committee.
The request of $30,000 by the State
Board of Tax Commissioners Is de
creased from $30,000 to $22,000. and the
estimate for the cost of printing from
$120,000 to $100,000. The legislative
(Concluded on Page 5.)
OF UNITED STATES,
INDICTED BY JURY
MORE SCAXDAL BARED IX PO
LITICAL CORRUPTION' PROBE.
Ex-County Treasurer Is Sought on
Charge of Embezzlement Total
True Bills Now 216.
DANVILLE, 111.. Feb. 10. The gran
Jury returned 216 true bills today, an
adjourned until Monday afternoon.
large number f subpoenas were issued
this evening, returnable next week,
when it is believed the real work of
sifting the charges of political cor
ruptlon wilL be commenced.
Among the indictments returned to
day were bills against City Attorney
Frank W. Jones and Peter Sanichas,
Greek merchant, who are charged with
perjury In connection with their tes
timony in the election inquiry. It was
stated that several indictments were
returned against vote sellers, and at
least one against a vote buyer, but th
names will not be disclosed until bench
warrants have been served.
An indictment containing 210 counts
was returned against Harry H. Whit
lock, ex-county treasurer, who Is sup
,posed to' be in Detroit, charging him
with emoezziement ana malfeasance. An
order was immediately telegraphed to
Detroit for his arrest. Bail was fixed
An indictment was also returned
against Harry L. Freeman, clerk of the
Probate Court, who was Whitlock
chief clerk In the treasurer's office,
charging him with being an accessory
before the fact.
SISTER DENIES WEDDING
Miss Hastings Says Reputed Sister
ln-Law "ot Wife.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 10. (Spe
cial.) In an answer in which she de
nles that her brother, Harry Hastings,
prominent and well-known locally and
In San Mateo, where he resides, is mar
ried to his wife. Maud Hastings, Miss
Elizabeth Parker Hastings, the incom
petent about whose estate there has
been so much litigation, asks that she
be adjudged the sole owner in fee of
property on Clay and East streets, this
city, valued at half a million dollars.
Harry Hastings and his wife Maud
brought petition for partition of the
property, claiming under a trust deed
for the benefit of Hastings and his
sister Elizabeth, which was given for
the tenure of the life of their mother,
The Hlbernia Bank is said to have a
mortgage for $60,000 on the property.
and is joined as a party to the suit.
J. W. Daniel, the English second hus
band of Mr. and Miss Hastings' mother
and guardian of the person of Miss
Hastings, has brought suit also, seek
ing to have the same property revert
to the estate of his deceased wife, of
which he Is administrator.
AVIATORS BRAVE BULLETS
Hamilton and Garros Fly Over
Juarez, Mex., Despite Warning.
EL PASO. Tex., Feb. 10. Charles K.
Hamilton, American aviator, flew his
biplane over Juarez and Roland G. Gar
ros, the Frenchman, in Ills Bleriot
monoplane, crossed the International bbr-
der a short distance today. Only yes
terday Hamilton and other Interna
tional aviators had been warned that a
flight over Juarez would be met with a
storm of bullets from the Federal troops
now holding that city.
The two left the ground within a few
minutes of each other.
After reaching 1200 feet Hamilton
crossed the Rio Grande and a half min
ute later had passed the Mexican custom
house, making the first aeroplane recon
noissance ever made In time of actual
The aviator on his return would not
give out an Interview, simply stating
that "there appeared to be a good-sized
army In Juarez."
AMERICAN ARTIST LOST
Fear Kxpressed Wolfe Is Victim of
"Black Hand" in Italy.
ROME, Feb. 10. A general alarm has
been sent out for Henry Lawrence
Wolfe, of New York, a student of paint
ing at the American Academy, who has
been missing since last Monday after
noon. . Wolfe is 35 years old. He is
credited by his friends with being a
man of good habits and they can ad
vance no theory as to why he should
There are some among the Americans
who suggest the possibility of kid
naping or the "black hand" being con
nected with the absence of Wolfe, but
I there is no evidence of any criminal
' act. Suicide is scouted by those who
j knew Wolfe well.
Immediately after luncheon Monday
Wolfe went to a bank lo cash his pen
sion, amounting to $70, and also drew
$5 from his private account. Since
then he has not been seen. When he
disappeared Wolfe had only the clothes
COMIC VALENTINES PASS
Place Taken by Posta Cards, Burnt
Wood and Leather.
NEW YORK, Feb. 10. The old-fashioned
comic valentines, which showed
signs of pasaing a year ago, will be al
most completely missing on Feb. 14 this
year. Wholesale distributors here re
port a brisk business, but say that orders
from all parts of the country are notable
for the fact that they practically elimi
nate the comic.
. The postcard valentine, a compara
tively modern conception, leads the fash
ion this year, with burnt wood and
leather novelties next In demand
DILLIfJG GOES If,1
AS RECALL MAYOR
on Farewell Eve.
RIVALS WILL CLASP HANDS
Official Change at. Seattla
Takes Place Today.
NEW INCUMBENT SILENT
He Refuses to Disclose His Adminis.
trative Programme and Po
litical Predictions Are Said
to Be Worthless.
SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. 10. (Spe
cial.) The City Council met tonight,
canvassed the votes cast at the recent
recall election and declared George W.
Dilling elected Mayor.
Captain of Police Claude G. Bannic :
will become acting chief of the police
department when Mr. Dilling takes the
Mayor's chair at noon tomorrow. The
selection of a permanent chief will be
considered by Mayor Dllllng at a later
date, but to Captain Bannlck will be
given the work ef reorganizing- the de
partment and of carrying out the new
Mayor's plans for policing the city.
The resignations of Richard M. Arms,
superintendent of the city lighting de
partment, and of Chief of police C. W.
Wappenstein, will be placed at the dis
posal of Mayor II. C. Gill before he re
tires. The successor to Superintendent
Arms has not been decided upon by Mr.
Smith Is Secretary.
The appointment of Joe Smith ai
private secretary to the new Mayor was
announced today. Mr. Smith is a news
paper man who has worked for many
years on th& Seattle newspapers and
the .Spokesman-Review. He was active
in the Poindexter campaign and in Mr.
Dllllng's campaign. He is now a earn-
didate for the City Council.
Mayor Gill was busy this afternoon
cleaning up his office to turn it over
to his successor. He signed a pile of
ordinances on his desk, made a schedule
of the official bonds of which he is cus
todian and packed up his private pa
pers. 'Mr. Dllllng cannot take over the
office any too quick to suit me," said
Mayor Gill. "He can have It tonight
if he wants it. I shall shake hands
with him tomorrow and wish him good
The ceremony of changing Mayors
will take place at noon tomorrow. The
heads of the city departments will be
called together and Judge J. T. Ron
ald, of the Superior Court, will adminis
ter the oath to Mr. Dllllng, which will
be filed with his official bond with the
City Controller. The greeting between
the retiring Mayor and the Mayor-elect
will be friendly.
Dilling to Instruct.
In the afternoon Mr. Dilling will
give his Instructions to the -acting
Chief of Police and will outline what
he wants done by that department. Hn
will ask Captain Bannlck to place the
olice department upon a working basis
s quickly ag possible.
'I shall make no hurried or radical
hanges," said Mr. Dllllng today. "I
hall proceed carefully and will consider
the Interests of the people with every
move. Certain things which I promised
in the campaign have been decided upon,
and I shall do those things at once.
There will be no turmoil. I shall expect
very man to do his duty and there
should be no trouble about getting ex
actly that sort of service.
I have been busy today and I hava
had no time tq, think of several ques
tions which I deem important. The ap
pointment of a permanent Chief of Po
lice will be taken up in due time. Cap
tain Bannlck is my choice for the head!
of the police department. He has a
difficult work to perform, but I am con
vinced from what I know of him, that he
will make good. I shall talk over the
situation with htm tomorrow and he will
enter upon his duties at once."
Gamblers Against Bannlck.
The selection of Qaptain Bannlck U
decidedly unsatisfactory to the gamblers
and the so-called "vice syndicate."
Bannlck is 35 years old. He comes of
farmer stock, a wealthy old-line Iowa
family. He matriculated at the Univer
sity of Michigan in but was injured
two months later In trying to make the
football team and left. When he got
well war broke out and he enlisted with
an Iowa regiment and served through the
war, and then came to Seattle. He has
been on the force 10 years.
He is popular with the force, does not
smoke or chew, goes to bed early every
night, and is now probably used to get
ting up early to build the fire, as he
was married two months ago. He is a
splendid athlete, a keen fisherman, and
a mighty hunter before the Lord.
Charter Amendment Pends.
Beyond what Mr. Dilling says himself,
political predictions are worthless. He
Is known for playing a lone hand, and
appears to be taking a position midway
between those who elected him and those
who opposed him. He refuses to answer
questions until he gets ready to waits.
his announcements. .