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PORTLAND, OREGON. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1911.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOL. LI NO. 13.G72.
Negro Used to Defeat
Hated as Much North as South,
He's Political Football.
TIME NOW TO TELL TRUTH
Idaho Senator Accuse North of
Treating Blacks as III a So nth.
Yonnjt Say Iowa Insurgent
' Fight rlrect rrlmary.
WASHINGTON. Feb. ll-That prej
udice against the negro la Just aa In
UnM la the North aa 'n the South and
that tha North play the hypocrite In Ita
contention to tha contrary wu boldly
and bluntly asserted In the Senate by
Borah of Idaho.
Borah' declarations regnrdlng the ne
gro were made st the close of a pro
longed nech In opposition to the Suth
erland amendment to the Senate resolu
tion providing for the election of Sena
tors by popular vote. That amendment
would have the. effect of giving Congress
con trot of Senatorial elections.
The Idaho Senator's pronouncement on
the race question was made In response
to the recent assertion of Boot that
without the Sutherland provision the
resolution aould deprive the Southern
negroes of Federal protection In the
right of frnchle. Horah dissented
from the New Tork Senator's view anJ
In doing so used language which elicited
congratulations from msny Senators.
Borah Ioe Not I 'ore Voir.
Notwithstanding- Borah's notice that he
would ask the Senate to alt toilay nntlt
a vote could be reached on the elections
resolution, the proceedings on that meas
ure acre confined to his own discussion
cf It. lie succeeded, however. In get-"!ng-
a concession tlat the resolution
should be taken up tomorrow after the
disposition of the routine business.
Borah contended that, aa the resolution
Stands, notwithstanding; It gives the
State Legislatures control over Senato
rial elections. Congress still would have
the right to Interfere In protection of any
citizen who-e right of franchise had
been Interfered with.
The Idaho Senator expressed deep re
gret that the race question bad been
brought 'nto the controversy and assert
ed Ita Introduction was made only to
defeat the resolution.
North Plays Hypocrite.
"1 wonder how lone the North Is going
to play the hypocrite and the moral cow
ard en this question." he said. He said
a call of the roil of the Northern states
la which there were an appreciable
number of negroes would demonstrate
that the North had cot dealt more kindly
with the negro than the Southern states.
"I a the North we burn the negro at
the stake and there, as In other sections,
we bare our race war. We push tor ne
gro to the outer edge of the Industrial
world. W exhibit the same prejudices,
the same weakness, the same Intoler
ance that are apparent In the South, be
Borah declared that If Congress had
power under the existing provision of the
Constitution, giving Congressional con
trol over Senatorial elections, it should
"If that right exists, the North has
the greater obligation under It. because
It makes claim to It. We assert the
power, but we admit that we have not
bad the moral courage to exercise It."
For himself, be denied the existence
of any such power, and said taat he
resented such a position because of the
position In which Congress would be
placed by It.
The race question. Borah said, bad
been brought Into the discussion "In
the fond hope that It would do service
la defeating the resolution as a whole."
He declared It had been used for a
similar purpose for the last 30 years,
la conclusion he said:
Negro Vsrd as Football.
The negro has been used as a po
litical football about as Ions; as our
ense of decency and his developing;
Intelligence will permit. We should no
longer mistreat him. but we should
have the courage to Inform him he Is
only the subject of our sophomoriu
rhetoric. The colored race has ad
vanced to the point where we well may
dispense with the perennial distribu
tion of soothing syrup and give them
olid food In the way of facts. We
should tell him the truth and conceal
"The negro Is beglnlng to realize that
the white man of the North Is of the
same rare as the white man of the
South, and that In bis blood I' the
virus of dominion and power. lie
should know that, while his slave
cnalns have been broken, the chains of
Industry are being forged around him.
and will continue to hold him unless
he himself can break them. This badge
waa placed uron him by his maker and
It can be removed only by the negro
himself, with the aid of those who
have the courage to tell htm the truth,
which Is that we have the power to
(Coocladed. ea J'asa 2-i
SHOWER ON DREXEL
BROTHER OK LOUD DECIES AXD
Golnc Fa-t In Kins at CIouKI Mansion
at I-akcwtwnl anil One Man
Nearly Takes Count.
NEW TORK. Feb. It. (Special.)
It was not an empty Jet after ail. that
upper table challenge of Hon. Seton
Bobert Beresford. younger brother of
Lord Decles. to Anthony Drexel - to
-have-a-go" with the gloves. It Is all
true and the scene of the encounter
waa a private gymnasium at the Gould
mansion at Lakewood, X. J- and It
took place In the presence of members
of a house party who watched the ex
pert display of fisticuffs with the
Beresford had for his seconds Lord
Carooys and Lord Alaatalr Graham.
Drexel's seconds being; Jay Gould. Jr..
and Mr. Moffatt. A well-known Eng
lish Naval officer acted aa referee.
At the start of the third round.
Drexel rushed In. but was met with
a heavy body punch which staggered
him somewhat. Beresford dropped his
"take-lt-asv" methoda and got busy
In real earnest. lie very soon bad
Drexel guessing and with a terrlflo
left swing sent his opponent sprawl
ing. Drexel was quickly on his feet again,
but the end was obviously near. With
a left and right to the Jaw, Beresford
had his man completely at Ma mercy,
standing dszod In the middle of the
ring with his arnia hanging listlessly
by his aide.
At this Juncture Drexel's seconds ad
mitted a knockout and dragged their
man from the ring. Aa a memento of the
occasion. Mrs. Gould subsequently pre
sented to Beresford a handsome silver
cup to add to his already large col
lection of sporting trophies.
AVIATOR TAKES PLUNGE
Hlrdman Falls 1000 Feet Into Hud
son Escape From Death Narrow.
NEW TORK. Feb. 1. Charlea F.
Morek. a professional though compara
tively Inexperienced aviator. was
forced today to dive Into the Hudson
River with an aeroplane while trying
to fly from a point near the New Jer
sey Palisades to Central Park, on Man
hattan Island. He narrowly escaped
The motor stopped when Morek was
nearly 10)0 feet above the river, and
about 100 yards from tha Jersey shore.
Within sight of thousands he plunged
to the river. In descending his aero
plane struck sldewlse. carrying Morek
to the bottom, but be releaaed himself.
Morek weighs 240 pounds and although
hindered by two pairs of heavy trous
ers and a sweater, he came to the sur
face and kept himself afloat until taken
on board a passing launch.
LONG LUCK PERIOD BROKEN
Captain Howard II. Smith In First
Accident In I. If on Ocean.
SOUTH BEND. Wash.. Feb. !.
(Special.) The account In The Ore
gonlan of Wednesday of the near
wrecking of the steamer Daisy Is par
ticularly interesting to the people of
this city, where Captain Howard B.
Smith, master and part owner of the
Daisy. Is well known and very popular,
and from the further fact this Is be
lieved to be his first disaster during a
life spent on the briny deep.
He has been for years engaged In
taking lumber out of this port for the
South Bend Mills Timber Company
and. so ImrrAine from bad luck has he
been, he has long been known by the
name of "Lucky Smith." He has
weathered nearly every big storm In
port, has always made good time and
has been as successful In his financial
affairs as In his reafartng life.
$250,000 L0SJ IN FIRE
Los Angeles Business Section Vis
ited by Stubborn Blaze.
L03 ANGELES. Cal.. Feb. IS. A fire
of serious proportions, which threatened
to wipe out the block in the heart of the
downtown relatl district bounded by
Broadway. Hill. Second and Third
streets, broke out about t o'clock today
and raged for several hours at the
northwest corner of Third and Broad
way, destroying the Byrne office build
ing and several retail stores. The loss
was early estimated at $".0,000. There
waa much salvage from various stocks
of goods. .
The fife started from unknown causes
In the basement of the Collins Millinery
Company. In the Byrne building, and
quickly spread to several adjoining es
tablishments In the same structure. The
Byrne building was of wooden construc
tion and pressed brick fr.;nt. five stories
In height and contained about 200 of
fices. FIREMEN SAVE SIX WOMEN
GucMs of Burning Cleveland Hotel
Taken Out Unconscious.
CLKVELAND. O., Feb. IS. Six women
were rescued unconscious tonight from
the upper floors of the Hotel Euclid dur
ing a Are which threatened for a time to
destroy the building. All the rescued
women were overcome by smoke, but
none was seriously hurt.
The fire stnrted In the hotel annex and
spread rapidly up the elevator shaft,
causing a panic, which was quickly
checked by the police and firemen. Sev
eral persons were slightly burned, but
none seriously, so fir as known. The
Ore waa stopped with a loss of $10,000,
RUSSIA MAY MAKE
WAR UPON CHINA
Friendly Relations May
Soon Be Broken Off.
SIX CONCESSIONS DEMANDED
Trade Privileges, Consulates in
Mongolia Are Chief.
CHINA WOULD KILL TREATY
Negotiations for Renewal Drag and
Russia Accuses Her of Ignoring;
Terms Troop Slay Be Sent
to Province of III.
BT. PETERSBURG. Feb. !. The
trained relations between Russia and
China have anally resulted in a decisive
action by the Russian government. Ac
cording to Instructions, M. Korotovltz,
Russian Minister to China, has present
ed that government a note bearing on
the treaty of ISM, which China had
scorned disposed to abrogate.
The note contains six points and "Rus
sia insists on compliance, on pain o(
complete cessation' of friendly relatione.
These point follow:
1. Russia's right to Impose Import and
export duties unlimited, except In the
60-verst sone, which Is duty free.
2. That the extra-territorial tights of
Rjsslans in China shall not be In
fringed; that legal suits Involving Rus
sians and Chinese shall be considered
by a mixed Jurisdiction.
X That Russians shall enjoy special
privileges of trade and duty-free com
merce in Mongolia and the extra-wall
4. That Russian consulates can be Im
mediately opened at Kobdo, Khaml and
5. Due respect of the local authorities
for Russian Consuls.
6. Russians to enjoy the light to ac
quire real estate and erect structures
In Mongolia and the extra-wall provinces.
AVAR LIKE ACTIO.V THREATENED
IluiMila Notifies Power She Will
Make Military Demonstration.
LONDON. Feb. 1. The relation of
Russia and China are strained to the
breaking point. Russia today notified
the governments of Great Britain.
France and Germany of her Intention
to make a military demonstration on
the Russo-Chlnese frontier owing to
China' persistent violation of the St.
Petersburg treaty of 1881.
Russian troops will be sent forthwith
to the district of III.
The extent of the demonstration, it
Is added In the diplomatic note, will de
pend entirely on the attitude assumed
The vital questions Involved are, free
trade In Mongolia, the extra-territorial
rights of Itussla In China and the es
tablishment of a Russian Consulate at
There have been rumors recently of
n Intention by Riassla to bring pressure
o bear on China because of the alleged
violation of the Russo-Chlnese treaty.
That the situation w acute, however.
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TEFTERPAY'e Maximum temperature, SI
degrees, minimum. degrees.
TODAY'S Fair; southeasterly winds.
Dlmlck's eljcht-hmir hill, amended. Is sent
t' special committee for more changes.
After lively debate In Senate. Kellaher's bill
to repeal Portland Gas Company s rran
chtsa la postponed indefinitely, fags .
Senator Locke threatens to flsht Rusk's
Hous measures in Senate because lower
body killed bis medical bill, rage l.
Minority response to Wisconsin's greeting
scores Bourne's record. Page fl.
Sneaker Rusk's second-choice bill passes
House and seems certain to be favored
by Senate. Page 1.
Senate delays action on road bill. Page T.
Land Commissioner Ross' friends fall In
effort to hare bill reconsidered at Olym-
pla. Page 4.
Russia makes stem demands on China and
threatens war. rags 1.
Wounded- and eaten, Vegas la In full re-
. treat. Page 8.
Count de Jsay and Dr. Pantchenko con
victed of poisoning Bouturlln. Page 1.
Borah tells Senate North uses negro as toot
ball and springs race Issue to defeat di
rect election. Page 1.
Senate committee will report reciprocity bill,
but extra session is almost certain.
House refuses to raise salary of President's
secretary. Psge 6.
alacon of Arkansas makes abusive speech
about Peary In House. Page 4.
Taft foils Bourne by withdrawing Mal
colm's nomination on eve of withdrawal.
Sidney C. Txive and his beautiful wife both
seek divorce. Psge 1.
William Allen White adds touch of humor
to Kansas "pork barrel" situation.
roelker. of New Tork. who accuses Gardner
of offering him bribe, is himself accused
of fraud. Page 8.
Efforts to prevent Japs from controlling
traffic through Panama Canal urged at
Pan-American conference, rage 3.
California Supreme Court defends Ruef de
cision and Invites inquiry, page 3.
Efforts to prevent Japs from controlling traf
fic through Panama Canal urged at Pan
American conference. Page 3.
Beresford nearly knocks out Anthony Drexel
at boxing. Page 1.
Al Bonner to pitch one more season for
. Spokane. Page It.
Southwest Washington developers discuss
logged-oft lands. Page 8.
Commercial and Matins.
Effect on tea market of board of experts
ruling. Page 1.
War talk sends up wheat prices at Chicago.
Sharp reaction In stock market. Page 10.
Piime cattle higher at Portland Stock
yards. Page 19.
Major J. J. Morrow to go to Washington
to explain Coos Bay dredge plans.
rortland and Vicinity.
Contractors and engineers Inspect first wnr
toward construction of Broadway bridge.
Rapid growth of Multnomah County may
prevent installation oi city jau id new
Courthouse. Page IS.
Army of "workers" moving on Fresno, rap
tures train leaving Portland, page 12.
Tour of Harrlman officials In Eastern Oregon
Is fruitful of results, psge 14.
Diamond robbers caught and part of Jewels
recovered. Page 12.
Elks raise IS0.000 for grand lodge convea-
tlon fund. Page 8.
Twenty-two towns to have first train serv
ice on March l- page s.
Irvington property-owners oppose franchise
for Mount Hood Hallway, page .
Yegsmen loot safe on East Stde, Page 11.
WALLA WALLA MAN IS HEIR
Charles E. Munn to Share in Divi
sion of $23,000,000 Estate.
LA GRANDE). Or., Feb. 16. (Special.)
Charles E. Munn, of Walla Walla, re
ceived word from Splckard, Mo., last
night that he was one of the heir to a
C3.000.OM estate through the death of
his grandfather's brother. Major Munn.
Mr. Munn was born and raised In Da
Grande, but has been In the East for
the past 10 yearn. He is at present
employed with the George C. Clows
Company, of Philadelphia, as drummer.
He has been visiting In Da Grande for
the past week wUh relative. He left
today for Baker.
. LOVE WANTS
E; HE TOO
Her Suit Filed in New
York; His in Oregon.
SHE WOULD AVOID MEETING
Service of Summons by Publi
cation Order Granted.
COUPLE MOST PROMINENT
Rise, of Clerk to Millionaire and His
Spectacular Failure, as Well as
Beauty of Women Make
NEW TORK, Feb. 1$. Special.) Almost
simultaneously with the filing of a euit
for divorce, alleging desertion, by her
husband. In Baker, Or., Mrs. Sidney C.
Love, who waa Mariorie Burns, of Chi-
cacro. todav obtained an order for the
service by publication of summons and
complaint In her suit for absolute divorce.
brought in the Supreme Court at Mount
This was the first news received by so
rletv In which the Loves were for I
time very prominent at Newport, Palm
Beach and New Tork, of the final break
between the ex-mllllonalre and his beauti
ful wife, who were married In Chicago in
Qnarrel Separate Couple.
Thev have been seDarated for nearly
two years, since they quarreled in jjon
don and Mrs, Dove appealed to Ambassa
dor Held to orotect her from Love, who
she said, was) threatening to kidnap their
ehiid. Ijive and his wife went abroad
Just after his skyrocket ascension into
the nnner levelsi of finance.
In a Wall street squeeze In 1909 he was
confronted with a $1000,000 failure, from
vhich h was saved by William II. Moore,
leader of Rock Island Railroad group.
who had aided Love in his rapid rise ana
felt morally bound to save him what
humiliation he could.
Mrs. Love Wealthy.
Mrs. Love waa herself worth several
million dollars. Soon after the failure
she received $1,000,000 In a lump sum, in
the settlement of the Burns estate In
From Oregon comes the report that
Love Is prospering again almost as rapid
ly when. In IS years, ho rose from a
$20 a week clerkship in Keokuk. Iowa, to
be a millionaire and playmate of the
i.ne-htllv rich. Only ten days ago, re-
from Chicago that, having
,i.eTr.,i his material fortune. Love de
clared his Intention of winning back the
love of his wife, and that he was ex
pected East on this mission. He is on
his way now.
Woman Is Beauty.
It Is understood by Mrs. Love's friend
that her suit for a divorce was meant
as an answer to this assumed authentic
stand of his purposes and that she re
sorted to It to avoid a disagreeable
meeting with him here, which she felt
must be fruitless. In the papers laid be
fore Justice Mills today. In Mount Ver
non, It was stated that it had been im
possible to obtain service on Love. Mrs.
(Concluded on Page a. )
ARE FOUND GUILTY
COUXT DE LASSY GIVEN' LIFE
SEN'TEN'CE FOR MURDER.
Pantchenko Given Lighter Sentence.
He Says False Confession Wrung
From Him in Weak Moment.
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 18.-A verdict
of guilty was returned tonight against
Count O'Brien da Lassy and Dr. Pant
chenko for the poisoning of Count Vas
slll Bouturlln. In the case .of Mme
Muravieff a verdict of not guilty was
The Jury recommended mercy In the
case of Pantchenko, on account of exten
De Lassy was sentenced to penal serv
itude for life and Pantchenko to 15 years'
Prior to the proceedings Pantchenko
made a confession, in which he accused
De Lassy of hiring him to poison Count
Vasslli, who was heir to General Bou
turlin's millions. De Lassy s wife is
the daughter of General Bouturlln and
the removal of Vasslli would let the
General's estate go to his daughter.
On tho witness stand Pantchenko de
nied the confession and made so many
erratlo statements that he came to be
thought Insane. He and De Lassy were
shown to have had intimate dealings.
At the end of the trial De Lassy was
overcome. He attempted to make a
speech to the Jury, but ended abruptly
"I cannot talk; I leave the fate of
myself and relatives to your minds and
Pantchenko, in an incoherent speech.
said that he did not repudiate his con
fession, but wished to verify the degree
of his guilt. '
ROCK FIGHT ENDS MEETING
Lyle and White Salmon Citizens
Disagree on County Division.
WHITE SALMON, Wash., Feb. 16.
(Special.) The only opposition to the
White Salmon County division ended in
a fight today when a committer from
White Salmon met a body of Lyle citi
zens at Lyle.
County Commissioner Morgauson came
to blows with one of the prominent citi
zen of Lyle, when It appeared that he
was left alone In the opposition and the
mass meeting adjourned to the street,
where Morganson and his opponent from
Lyle proceeded to throw rocks at one
The White Salmon committee conceded
the county seat, the naming of the coun
ty and three county commissioners if
Lyle would stop all opposition, and it
was after this that the fight started be
cause of th inability of the opposition
to agrea among themselves.
Commissioner Morganson is not named
as one of the commissioners for the new
county and has proceeded to lead the
BARB-WIRE CARRIES NEWS
Telephone Connection Made Between
Madras and Portland.
By the use of 20 miles of barb-wire
fence, news of the celebration of the
entrance into Madras of the Oregon
Trunk Railway was sent to Portland
Wednesday. Telephone connection was
established first between Madras and
Shanlko and then between Shanlko and
the office of The Oregonian in Port
land. For 20 miles between Madras and
Shanlko a barb-wire fence served to
complete the telephone circuit.
So fast have the tracklayers worked
that they have outstripped the tele
BLANCHE WALSH VERY ILL
Well-Known Actress Faints on Stage
While Waiting for Cue.
PEORIA, 111., Feb. 16. Standing in
the wings waiting for her cue Just
before the rise of the curtain tonight.
Blanche Walsh, the well-known ac
tress, fell to the floor in a faint. Her
condition Is considered serious by lo
It was said at the theater that Miss
Walsh had suffered an attack of heart
failure. She was immediately taken
to her hotel and put under the care of
JAY GOULD SOON TO WED
Formal Announcement Is Made by
Recent Bridesmaid's Parents.
NEW TORK. Feb. 16. Formal an
nouncement was made tonight of the be
trothal of Jay Gould to Miss Annie
Douglas Graham at a dinner given by
the latter's stepfather and mother, Mr.
and Mrs. Hubert Vos.
Jay Gould is the second son of George
Gould. Miss Graham was a bridesmaid
at the Decies-Gould wedding recentlj',
and Lord and Lady Decies, back from
their honeymoon, attended tonight's
CHINESE WEDS WHITE GIRL
Vancouver Justice of Peace Offici
ates at Latest Marriage.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Feb. 16. (Spe
cial.) James Wing, a Chinaman, 25
years old, and Millie Fonlsco, 24, a
white girl, were married here today
by Lloyd Davis, Justice of the Peace.
This makes the third such union In
the last few weeks.
The bill in the Legislature is not
yet passed prohibiting such marrlaj&as.
POWER NEAR DOOM
Bill Passes House.
SENATE SURE TO FAVOR IT
Law That Elected Bourne Is
Likely to Lose Strength.
ONLY THREE FIGHT CHANGE
Measure Corrects Big Defect In Pri
mary Klection System, Say Ad
Wins, 38 to 16.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or., Feb. 18.
(Special.) Believing that such a law
will eliminate plurality nominations,
admitted to be a serious defect in Ore-
I gon's direct primary law, the House to
night passed Speaker Rusk's second
choice bill by a vote of 38 to 16. The
bill is certain to pass the Senate, Sena
tor Slnnott having assisted In its draft
ing. Fouts, Smith and Buchanan were the
only members of the House to oppose
the bill in the debate. They attacked
the measure on constitutional grounds,
alleging that the provision. Invalidat
ing a ballot when the elector failed to
Indicate his second choice, was not in
keeping with the constitution which,
they argued, does not contemplate that
any elector shall be deprived of his
right to vote for one candidate only.
Bourne's Case Recalled.
Huntington, in arguing for the bill,
said the greatest defect In the direct
primary In this state was the plurality
nominations which have resulted. Re
ferring to the Senatorial election of
1906, he said that with six candidates
before the people. Senator Bourne re
ceived less than 13,000 votes In a total
vote of 42,000, or less than one-thlid
of the total vote.
GUI, who assisted In framing the bill,
denied the accusation of Fouts, that
the proposed law was introduced for
the purpose of defeating Bourne for
re-election in 1912. Gill professed a
friendly feeling for the senior Senator,
whom he supported in 1906, and said
that the Rusk bill simply provided for
carrying into effect that section of the
constitution on which Fouts based his
charge of unconstitutionality.
Bad Features Expunged.
Brooke maintained that the bill pro
vided for carrying out the will of the
people by putting into effect what was
intended by the voters of the state
when they adopted the proportional
representation amendment to the state
constitution. In Its practical operation,
continued Brooke, such a law would
eliminate many of the objectionable
features of the present law. Abrams
and Ambrose spoke briefly for the bill.
The detailed vote on the bill was:
Ayes Abrams, Ambrose, Beals, Belk
nap, Belland, Blgelow, Bonebrake,
Brooke, Bryant, Buckley, Chapman,
Chatten, Church, Clyde, Cole, Collins,
Cottel, Gill, Hollis, Huntington, John
son, Jones, Libby, Magone, Mahoney.
Mariner, McKlnney, Miller of Columbia,
Miller of Linn, Neuner, Peterson, Rack-
leff, Reynolds, Simson, Thompson, Tlg-
ard, Westerlund, Speaker Rusk 38.
Nays Abbott, Amme, Buchanan,
Chambers, Clemens; Derby; Eaton,
Fouts, Lelnenweber, Mann, Pelrce. Pow
ell, Shaw, Smith, Steelhammer, Sutton
JOAQUIN MILLER- BETTER
Xo Hope Held Out for Poet's Ulti
mate Recovery, However.
OAKLAND, Feb. 16. It was announced
tonight at the hospital where Joaquin
Miller, "Poet of the Sierras," Is under
treatment, that while there was no hops
of recovery, the patient was better. The
fever had gone down and he was resting
easily. The acute symptoms of intestinal
trouble were diagnosed, aa only a part
of a general breakdown due to old age.
The poet's brother, George Melvln Mil
ler, of Eugene, Or., is in attendance at
the bedside, and Juanita Miller, Joaquin's
daughter, is exp?cled here from New
Tork tomorrow. It Is said that while the
patient may live for days, the end may
come any minute.
HOUSE'S NIGHT-WORK FAST
Important Measures Passed by
rxwer Body of Legislature.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Feb. 16.
(Special.) Among the bills passed by
the House tonight were the following:
Appropriation of $1000 for Bureau of
Mines; appropriating J9000 for street Im
provements for the Oregon Agricultural
College; appropriating $2500 for testing
railway track scales; creating the Ore
gon Naval Militia; providing a chaplain
for the State Penitentiary and State
Reform School; appropriating $1500 for
Washington County Fair Association;
appropriating $1500 for refurnishing tha
Supreme Court rooms-