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OOVIRO THI MORNING FIELD ON THE LOWS OOLUMBIAil
VOLUMK LXUJ NO. 10
ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, JANUARY H. 1907
PRICE FIVE CENTS
If i PUSS
Gaines and Malion Quarrel
ALMOST COME TO BLOWS
Representatives Lose Self Control
and Others Have to
DREW OUT A DOCKING BILL
Gaines In Advocating Hit Measure
Mad Chary Marion Wat Aunt
Three-fourths of His Time,
Which Latter Resented.
WASHINGTON, Jim. 0, Tim Home
today was nrit only the ecnier of a
personul encounter between Gaines of
Tennessee ami Malum of Pennsylvania,
riowIiik out of Gaines' Mil In "dock"
members for chronic nherice, but h
alan tli" army tit-"lli( l'i
I ill ni t began ciiiiHiiliTiiiliiti of tli- for
tification bill. S'vnil mm nilments
worn iniili- tn tli.- iiriny Mil. Tin- fir-
t ' ll n l lout hill was t . i U ii up, hut n
progress nmi. ( t ! t i being
I onNUmcd l)' Statements (if Smith, nf
Iowa, In charge of III- budget; VUr
H'Tnl'l. of New Vm k, who i "presents
Urn minority In tli.- : j.jr prln '. Imit
committee, iiml Gillies, of TriiimNMi-i-,
1)1 lilt F1J.. . h on hit ' to, kl!.kt" I. Ill
Late this aflirim n iJ ilm-H, of Tcti
tiatiee. himI Million, of I ntif:t y I v:i i l i.
wire "'ily prevent.', fioin meeting In
irmiuil encounter hy I tn- I n ! ! v-t: 1 1 n
( members on iu floor of tin- House
fellies was malting u speech mi lila
I'M to ".luck" tu nil" ik for iiliHi'iiri'
f : orn thi' House, ami mn being twtt"d
by Ixith shies of tin- chamber, to IiIk
evident embarrassment. During li If
tpeoeh. Iu charged M ilion with helm;
t ent 9!i per rent nf tlm Hum. Pre
vious tn this sweeping assertion,
Gaines ri'.nl excerpt i from tlm Con
gressional Record In relation to with
holding of pay In thi fifty-third con
gress, nml tlm purl Million played "t .
Hint tlm". Mnh"n remained silent
tbroughout Gaines' speech, with th
teoptlon of Interjecting a remark or
Ivn at tlm beginning.
When Gaines hinl eonelu.lod Mahon
rose, lie explained lhat In Urn fifty
thlrij mill fifty-fifth congresses lie hail
7,000 due him, anil that Speaker Crisp
hsd given him an order on tlm ser
geant at arms, for thin, amount, which
vs paid. Then mining In tlm crux of
Ofilrvs' charge, Million thundered:
"Any ninn who charges me with bo
Inir away from thlH House 115 per cent
of the tlnm tolls an untruth."
OftlnoH BtnrtPd down the nlsle from
"No man run tell mo 1 Ho" he ox
Mann of Illinois, who wan In tho
chair, ordered both men to their Boats,
Mahon obeying tlm command, while
Oafncfi stood two seatH away Bhakln.ur
tolh fl"ts at tho head of tho Pi'nn
Hjlvanlun. Wlmn order was restored,
Mahon nRaln arose, and meiiHiirlntt his
"The chartfi! of tho gentleman from
Tennessee, that I am away from tlv
Hnuso 95 per cent of tho time Is a
With a rush, Gaines reached the cen
ter of the chamber, making directly
toward Mahon, Insisting that no man
could call him a llnr without perHon
M chastisement, Tho House was in an
uproar by this time, the chair adding
to the nolso If not to the confusion
by pounding tho desk with his gnvel.
Hi efforts finally caused the head of
II I' K ivel to Ily tiff nml II boundi-d nl
the hoily of the house, almost strlkliiK
unit of tho members, lleforo OiiIih
ri lu lled Million he was se,cd by u do,
en iii'inlii. and forced buck In hit
frul. Million, with (IhIimh In Ills sent
iiliiiln urose and ufter ixplalnltiK hi
iniiimrllon with the statute to compel
iiii'IiiIhih to forfeit pay fur time ub
cut, lidded that tho clmiK" that he
una away from tlm mune I C per cent
'if the I line was ii lie on It M fact; an
"at Im was ther ll.'i per cent of Hi
I unit, as every member of Ihe Ilous''
ould am el lain.
A colloiiiy fallowed over the statu'
li'latlliK to tlm docklllK of absen
tneinbcra and while this wit In prog
lias friends of Onirics and M"hon en
t:aK"d In "ii effort at reconciliation. In
this they were- successful. Mnhon said
lie did not iman to Impugn the mo
t'ves which prompted Onirics to stale
Ihe uiiiiulh about Million's abscix
from tlm House, but be desired to say
Hut bis Infoiinatli.n was Incorr.'r
Mahon said hi; (hissed Onirics union
bis friends, but wanted Haines to un
dt i sland lhat the person from whom
O'llnc had obtained his Information
!'iid misrepresented fh; fuels. Oalne
declared his frlciidhlp for Million, but
siil 1 ho had been goaded beyond en
durance. He regretted the turn things
bad taken. Maholl rushed across til
tU'lnber and amid loud applause th
' -,vn men clasped bands.
Oregon Shippers and Producers
Hold Meeting at Albany.
MANY ADDRESSES ARE GIVEN
Eve of Legislative Senion it Regarded
at Auspicious Moment for the At
emblage All Sections of the
Country Are Represented.
AI.IIANY. r., Jan. In. The shlp-
I el's and producers of tiregon wi re In
M'ssloit In Alb. my this nfieitiooti. H. p-
1 1 seiilatlve business men from all part.
of Western Oregon and members of
'it legislature from alnm"t every se
t on of the state were present.
The programme of iiiblrcss'S given
this afternoon Is as follows: "The Wa
terways of dregon." Oovemor (loorgc
I.', t'liamberlaln; "An open Hlver and
Hm Itilatlon to Transportation Rates,"
Colonel K. 1 Infer, of Salem, president
'f the Wlllamelte Valley 1 levelopnn'nt
l.eaguo; ' Kerlprocal I lemurragi1," II
1. Jones, of Independence, repreSelitil-
l!e from I 'oik county; "Judicial lvy.
ii'iitlon of Hates," t'. S. Jackson, of
Kosehurg, repi'eseiiliitive from limiK
The evening's programme Is as fob
Ii ws: "i ibserviillons on Hie Kugcni'
Convention," 1. K Vol an, president of
'.he Itusltiess Men's League of Kngenc;
' Trausporlatlou t'ondlllons," J. N.
't'eal, of I'ortlnnd; "Hallroad Land in
Oregon," Hon. Robert Glenn Smith, of
Dr. M. H. Kills, president of the Al
bany Commercial Club, who Is presid
ing over tho convention, called tin:
(.rntherlng to order at 2:30 this after
noon and welcomed the visiting dele
Ciiles, CLERK VIOLATES LAW.
Allows Objectionable Postal Cards to
Pass Through Mails.
LOS ANGIOMAS, Jan. 10.-Rlchail
S. Gchi, a clerk employed In the cen
tral postoffice of this city, was arrest
ed tonight on a charge of violating a
section of tin act of congress passed
ii, 1S88 relating to the sending of ob
scene matter through the ninlls." The
fiirost waB made by a local constable
ipon a warrant and the prisoner was
charged with pcmlttlng the matter
described as obscene to pass through
his hands. It Is stated that the ob
jectionable mall consisted of souvenir
h.iil I MIMAII
Hodson and Malarkey May
Make Common Causes.
WOULD DEFEAT HAINES
After Several Ballots One May
Leave Field to the
SHARP FIGHT FOR PRESIDENCY
Time Is Limited and Portlanders Are
Beginning to Fear Coveted Place
May Yet Co to Some Man Out
tide That City.
PORTLAND, Jan. 10. -Senators
Hudson and Malarkey are trying to
come to an understanding, settle their
differences and unite on a Multnomah
man for president ol the S'.ate Sen
ate, thus eucherlng Senator Haines Of
Washington, who I said now to have
almost enough votes to elect.
Time Is growing short, for the cau
t us will be held at Salem Monday
In an attempt to find a compromise
candidate overtures have been made
lo Hench and also to Hlchel. Kach of
these senators has promised to support
Hmbon, but If Hodson withdraws, they
would be In a position to consider the
oTers of support. Hodson, however,
lots mil desire to pull out of tho
light, oven though at present he Is
several votes behind Haines.
Malarkey was an aspirant for the
place several months ago, and bitterly
fought the candidacy ()f Hodson, but
of late ho has practically been dropped
e.r a possibility, Malarkey, however,
has declared that If ho could not be
Ihe president, no other man from
Multnomah should be. It Is said that
Malarkey has undergone a change of
heart of late, and that he Is not so
bitter In his antagonism against any
one else from this county getting the
l'hls Is Hodsoti's last struggle for
victory, It Js believed. The nrange
u (tit which he and Malarkey are try
ing to come to Is to be of mutual
benefit. The supposed understanding
r that Malarkey will support Hudson
for a certain number of ballots, ond
then If Hudson cannot make it, ho is
i throw his strength to Malarkey.
Other members of tho Multnomah
delegation protest that they will not
permit Hodson, Haines, Malarkey nor
any one else to trade olT their votes.
Their votes are their own, to be used
is they see 1R. If Malnrkey and Hod-
sen can form an alliance, nevertheless,
they will ask the remainder of the
delegation to think the proposition
over and ratify the agreement.
ADVERTISING MEN MEET.
NI0W YORK, Jan. 10. One hundred
professional advertising men sat down
nt the dinner of the Sphyx Club last
Ight at the Waldorf and listened to
speeches afterward on "Tho Literature
of Advertising." Robert C. Ogdeli, the
principal speaker, expressed the hope
that the time would come when In
every large newspaper there would bo
editor of the advertising, as of ev-
HONG KONG, Jan. 10. The second
rnd subsequent meeting of antl
Amerlcan boycotters were frustrated
by the action of the Viceroy of Can-
the leaders. The police have been In
siructed to destroy all placards bear
I on the proposed boycott and the lo
ii! newspapers have been prohibited
from alluding to the subject.
Probe Ugly Rumors That Discrimina
tion Will Be Shown Mates.
HHATTLK, Jan. 10,-Unlted States
larlne Inspectors Whitney and Tur
ner are lo Investigate the ugly ru
rrora now In circulation that mates
oi, Hound steamers not members of
t',:( Masters' and Pilots' Association
v.'lll stand no chance for advancement
ft Ihe hands of Inspectors. Captain
Jdward Glasscock, a well known mar-
Imr, Is said to have threatened
mate, arid the inspectors will ask hirn
'or tin explanation. Glasscock may
le his papers.
ANOTHER TROUBLE MAKER.
LONDON, Jan. 10, - A dispatch to
l" Daily Mall from Teheran says that
t.e ex-Shah's third son has raised an
or my of 10,000 men In Lulstan In th
I. ope of capturing the throne. The dls
pnleh adds there Is little prospect
of his success, all hough It may cause
a great deal of trouble.
NO TRACE REMAINS
Fifteen or Twenty Men Caught In
Hot Metal Burned to Ash.
PAIN CRAZED BOY SUICIDES
Dead Bodies Lacking Arms, Legs and
Heads or Burned and Twisted Be
yond Recognition Taken from
Scene of Disaster.
PITTSnrnO. Jan. 10. Fifteen or
more men were completely Incinerated
In six feet of molten metal In last
night's explosion at the Jones &
LiiUghlin Steel Company's furnaces,
according to the Investigation made
today. Tons of fiery substance were
showered over the forty workmen. Of
these between fifteen and twenty can
not be found, twelve dead bodies have
been recovered and ten are In the hos
pital, frightfully wounded. It is be
lieved not a trace of the men engulfed
In the hot metal will ever be found. Of
the dead bodies recovered several are
minus arms, logs and heads while oth
ers are burned and twisted beyond
iccognjtion. A numbvrf of the in
jured have their eyes burned out and
others were so badly injured that am
putation of arms and legs was nec
essary. Deputy Coroner Ladley said
t! at one youth, crazed by his injuries,
Jumped into a pot of molten metal
:.;;d was incinerated before he could
ho rescued. This afternoon a large
l roe of workmen searching for bodies
of the missing men found a leg em
it ddod in metal. Vice President Jones
of the company, said tho company was
unable to determine what caused the
explosion. The unfortunate affair is a
1 eeat mystery,
Ireland Wants Continuance of Ameri
can Mail Service at Queenstown.
CORK, Jan. 10. The harbor com
missioners In meeting here yesterday
passed a resolution calling upon the
entire body of the Irish members of
Parliament to oppose the withdrawals
o? the American mall service from
Queenstown and urging all railroad
companies and public bodies to coop
erate in resisting the withdrawal.
Referring to the announced action
rf the White Star line, the chairman
of the harbor commission said he
feared it was the thin edge of the
wedge that might ultimately result in
the abandonment of Queenstown as a
( ton, who ordered tho apprehension
Made By Hyland Before
OWN LINE WAS USED
Freight Sent By Other Road in
Order to Make Longer
Haul and Bill.
HARRIMAN HAS THE PROFITS
Commission Finishes Work in Chicago
and Adjourns to Meet in Lest Than
Two Weeks in Seattle,
CHICAGO, Jan. 10. The Investiga
tion by the Interstate Commerce Com
mission Into the traffic alliances and
o'her business deals of the Harrlman
roads was completed today so far as
Chicago Is concerned and the commis
sion adjourned to meet In Seattle Jan.
21, when the case will be resumed.
.James H. Hyland, third vice presl
drnt of tho Chicago & Milwaukee rail
road; Julius Kruttschnitt, E. A. Mc-
Cormick and J. A. Munroe, officials of
ihe Harrlman lines, testified today.
Mr. Hyand declared that since the
consolidation of the Union and South
ern Pacific his road had experienced
feater difficulty in handling certain
class of freight. On cross-examination
he was asked by Attorney Milburn If
the consolidation itself was the cause
it the increased difficulty. He replied,
"How does it work against your
"The greater part of the business 1
have mentioned goes by the Southern
Pacific and is, I presume, deflected in
that direction in order to make a long
er haul than would be the case if it
went by the Union Pacific."
Testimony showing the consolida
tion of the Union and Southern Paci
fies eliminated competition to some
extent, was given by Hyland and
Kruttschnitt. After the conclusion of
the hearing today, It was said that af
ter the commissioners concluded their
Investigation in the West the hearing
would be resumed in Now York, at
which time Harrlman, William Rocke
f Her, Standard Oil officials and others,
including H. H. Rogers, H. C. Frick
and James Stillman will be called be
fere the commission.
MAY FORCE COAL SALE.
San Francisco Authorities Will Try
To Relieve Fuel Famine.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 10. Unless
IW coal situation is relieved San
Francisco will suffer seriously by next
week. There Is at present In the bunk
ers in the hands of the retail dealers
little more than seven days' supply of
fuel. After that the problem will be
come decidedly serious. There are no
colliers on tho way to this port and a
genuine coal famine threatens the city.
The scarcity of fuel is being felt In all
cities across the bay. Prices of fuel
are even higher In these places than on
this side. There Is talk of a movement
to ask the Southern Pacific to sell half
its reserve supply of coal at a reason
able figure to relieve the situation.
The railroad company has stored away
somewhere about 2,000 tons.
MAKE SHORTER HOURS.
Senate Provides for Shorter Day for
WASHINGTON, Jan. 10. By a vote
of 70 to 1, the Senate today passed
i bill providing that railway em
ployes engaged In handling trains shall
r.ot work more than sixteen consecu
tive hours, which period Is to be fol
lowed by ten hours off duty. Pettus
cast the negative vote. This result
ran reached after the entire day had
bt en spent In considering the subject.
The parliamentary situation was con
fused during the entire time, caused by
forty pending amendments and thre
substitutes for the original bill, all of
v.h!ch had to be disposed of. The bill
trovldes that In certain contingencies
end in case of accidents, the time
fixed may be exceeded. The enforce
ment of the law Is placed in the hands
if the Interstate Commerce Commis
sion, and the federal courts. The pen
alty provided is a fine of not less
t!an $100 nor more than 11,000.
CASTRO QUITE ILL.
CARACAS, Jan. 10. Nothing defl
ate regarding the illness of President
Castro has developed here. The usual
rumors that he Is In a desperate con
dition are current, but no one In an
official capacity will confirm them. The
country is quiet
Friends of Vice President Gomel
state that In case he Is called to ac
cept the presidency by command of
Castro or or account of the latter's
death he will fulfill all foreign obliga
tions to the letter.
TROOPS ARE READY .
Cisizens are Aroused Over Judge's
Rulings: He Asks for Guard.
JUDGE OVERSTEPPED THE LAW
Trial of Harris on Charge of Partici
pating in Assassination of Dr. Cox
Three Years Ago Has Sensa
JACKSON, Jan. 10. The trial of
Jr.dge Harris on the charge of partici
pating In the assassination of Dr. B.
Cox three years ago, was suddenly
postponed today as a result of a writ
rf prohibition asked by the common-
vealth's attorney and Issued by the
Court of Appeals. The petitioner de
clares that Special Judge William F.
Carnes, who was appointed by Gov
ernor Beckman to try the case, is con
ducting the trial in an arbitrary man
?er and overstepping the bounds of
law, Carnes said he thought the writ
would be dismissed. The excitement
today which caused Carnes to appeal
to the governor for a bodyguard has
a'most subsided. Attorney General
Lawrence arrived tonight. He said he
would take no action in the matter
o' the troops until the writ had been
irgued before the Court of Appeals.
LEXINGTON, Jan. 10. Orders were
issued tonight for members of Com
pany C, Kentucky State Guards, to as
semble at the armory tomorrow. The
troops will be held in readiness to go
t. Jackson if ordered by the governor.
UNES TIED UP.
land Slides And Cave-ins Block Sev
eral California Roads,
LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10. A land
f'ide in the Cajon Pass has blocked
the through trains of the Santa Fe
and Salt Lake Railroads, The Los An
grles limited, due In this city yester
day afternoon is tied up behind this
Flide. East bound trains of both roads
Here held in Los Angeles yesterday
tnd will leave this morning, many
l ours late.
On the Southern Pacific a cave In
tunnel No. 17, another at the New
hall tunnel and the trouble on the Te
lecapl mountains effectually tied up
4 he valley line, so that it is Impossible
to say just when It will be opened to
traffic to San Francisco. On the coast
line to San Francisco a landslide near
Carpenteria, and trouble of a like na
ture In the vicinity of San Luis Obls
rc has entirely blocked all travel.