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VOLUME LXI11 NO. 14
f yrOKIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. JANUARY 16. 1907
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Work Was Begun Yester
day by Oregon Salons.
TWO RAILROAD BILLS
Reciprocal Demurrage and State
Commission Are Ad
vocated. MOVE FOR EXEMPTION LAW
Resolution Offend for Investigation 0!
6tate Printer's Office Lone Dem
ocrat Wanlt Bryan io Give Ad
dress Clash with Printer,
HALICM. in., Jan. If,. -The nt'oiiom
lc pulley of the Mouso Is not apparent
yet, ihu committeo mi clerks re
porting ut the opening of the morn
ing n-aiiii fur three more t hull wcr'
ln-fcrr hired. Tin' conuittttee say llu
lutiil appropriation will not be etc
(reded liy thn i'lrn clerk. The Vr
Include II expert tMiiKii.hrH, four
chief clerk, five -xn-rl typewriter
and 17 common I 1 k
Hvi' paper for em h member mil
llio umiiuI stump allowance wcri- timm
liiiiuittty 11 )'! on. Tin- initial Invcu
tlgntlng mi'l Jaunting committee M
the Mute Intltiilliiiin mill iitllri-rn
niut to hire needed help iilmtlv
litiuu-il In the resolutions will In'
Sixty volume of tlio state code f.ir
tint House lire to be bought, hut .uv
to remain tin' property of ilif state.
Tim veto message "f tlii' K"V'-l'H '"
will Ijp kIvimi .Monday, ut 2 i. 111.
A resolution Is offered for Invcstl
riinn of the Btutii printer's olllee for
thi- last two years by a House-Senate
committee of llvi. Tho committee ;
to employ two expert accountants. Tl e
resolution will pit early nnd the com
mittee will also report recommenda
tloiiN hh to it tint mtliiry ami nn In
Rothehlld of Union, tlio lone Demo
crat, offered a resolution Inviting Mr.
Hryan to ud'lress the House on hit
vlHlt here, January 23, on "any sub
Ject he may seo fit."
The rnoHt Important resolution was
one enabling tho legislature to pass a
law exempting $.100 of family hous
hold kooiIm. The old law wu.i hell
tincoiiNtltutlonal l,y Hi,. Supreme
Court. The reHolutlon, when adoptel.
gives the legislature power to pass
the cxeiiiptlon clause.
Introduction of blllM wan held up for
most of the day by the lark of print
ing. Railway commission and reciprocal
demurrage IiIIIh wore Introduced uy
Chnpln of Multiioinah mid Jones of
J'olk 11 ml Lincoln.
The IIoiiho Ih already divided over
the Portland Chamber of Commor.'i
bill, allowing the governor to appoint
a commission. Many Republicans favor
Tho usual motion to read blllH by
their title the first time was opposM
by Harrett, of Washington, on th)
ground that tho roll had to bo called
for a HUHpeuHlon of the rules each Umj
tho bill wiih read by tlllo and that V:.'
roll call printing was a big rake-oiT
for tho printer, mils will "bo read
entire from the Senate for the flrnt
time In tho Oregon house. When the
TUHh begins the old title reading rule
will probably bo adopted.
House Hill No. 7. by Jones, of Polk,
was Introduced today. The bill pro
vides for a board of the governor
secretary of state and state treasurer,
to determine whether It la advisable
to piirchaae thn Went Hid
Oreuoii City or build new V O
lockn. The entire power la eftn1,lie
hoard'a liiindM, thn funda to ba iup
plied by u special tax nnd the II ret
levy of JH07-0N to be u half mill or
thn Ntale valuation. The boar'l will
have the Hmno personnel us llui OHIO
FUND FOR FIOHTER.
Mon.y Raia.d for Pannlltat Tarry Me
Qov.rn and Hli Family.
NKW YfirtK. Jan. ir.Mor than
IS, 000 Iiiih so fur been subxcrlbed to
tho fund being ralaod for Terry Mc
(loveino, who la now confined In n
aiinllnrlum. It la Intended that the
money, which la being subHcrlbed
largely from sporting nn dlhentrleftl
circle, ahull bo placed In trust for
the benefit "t Uin little fighter nnd
hl pennlleioi family, (leorge M. Co
han la acting tta treasurer of tho fund,
nnd In also one of thn managcra t
th" teatlmntilrtl benefit which will b.'
held In Madison H'Hiare flardi-n Jan.
23. The benefit Is expected mnterla'ly
to swell the fund. The work of .Vi
Hi lling Niilmcrlptlons extendi to iiiaa)
eltlna, where Meflovern I" kno.vn
either an a tlKhler or through his .'
peariifice on the ntnge,
PLOT AGAINST KING.
nWtUN, Jan, 15.-A new conspir
acy l beiiiK hatched III I)t)d'n, ac
cording to reixirt published here,
against the rtpanlsh royal family. The
reported presence of SpnnUh nna.-
rhlala n tho JlrllHi enptn l appir.
ently tho basis of the reported plot.
Bills on Loaning of State Funds
ROUBLE OVER CALENDER
Effort Made to Restrict Number of
Clerks Governor Sends Vetoei
Which Are Laid on Table for
SAI.KM. Or., Jan. 15. The Semi-;
got down to business this nmrnlni;,
two bills being Introduced. Half a
dosten vetoes of the governor were re
ceived, being laid on the table for
future consideration. Miller of Linn
Introduced the tlrst bill, ameiHlIng the
text book commission law, changlig
the time of meeting to May. Miller
iiImo Introduced a bill prohibiting the
state treasurer from loaning state
fun'ls, and that a board, consisting of
the governor, the secretary of state,
and the stale treasurer be authorized
to make loans on security such as they
sec lit at lutci'ifd not less than, 2 nr
more than 5 per cent, the locality of
the loan being a consideration. No
loans are to be made to banks of loss
than $50,000 capital.
A controversy arose during the i:-'-slon
regarding the kind of calendar to
be used. Kay advocated a calendar
form suggested by Shite I'rliitc-r un
Iway, In the late political campaign
saying it would save the state $10
000. Ifodson declared that since the
Senate had such an economical streak
he preferred to abolish the calendar
and argued that the form mWociited
would be useless, On motion of Ilooia
the matter was referred to the com
mittee until Monday.
Clerical aid raised Its biennial tom
post. An attempt will be made to cul
down the customary force one-third,
and give each Senator a clerk or sten
ographer, who shall serve on commit
tee without additional compensation
SUN HAS ECLIPSE.
LONDON, Jan. in. A total eclipse
of tho sun occurred yesterday In Cen
tral Asia and was observed generally.
The period of totality was two min
utes, but the sun was partly obscured
for an hour.
Twenty-Two Below Zero
SERIOUS DAMAGE DONE
Both Oregon and Washington
Suffer from the Low
FUEL FAMINE KEENLY FELT
Thermometer Now Begins to Go Up
Sudden Moderation Not Expected
Fruit Trees and Oyster Beds
Are Severely Injured.
rORTLAND. Jan. 15. If the go"-eriiiui-fit
wmtlier bureau 1 correct, to
day saw the breaking of the severer,
spell of cold weather experlencd h.'
the Pacific Northwest In a decade. Dis
trict Fom'HHter ISoiils, while expres
lug his belief that tho mercury hid
struck th up grade, does not expevt
any sudden moderation. Today suv
the record low tomieraturo for Seat
tle, nt ten above ero. Other place j
recording remarkably low temperature.!
are I'rlnvllle, Oregon, 22 below zero,
with the temperatures of the interven
ing country ranging up to 4 be I nv
.ero ut The Dalles; zero weather In
lower I'uget Sound country, ut Castle
Rock, In Washington, and ICugene,
Oregon; four above zero at Spokane
and Walla Walla; eight above at Ra
ker City; ten above at Tacoma an 1
Seattle; 13 above at Portland and 24
above zero, the highest temperature
noted, at Roseburg, Oregon. Serious
damage has been done to the oyster
beds on Puget Sound and Gray's Hi.
bor, ond the fruit trees In the owr
Sound district, Yakima country and i.1
Palouso havo suffered. Fall sown
grain In the Inland Kmplre Is practic
ally unharmed, nor have any reports
of damage to live stock been receive I.
Waterways of the Inland Kmplre ar
fros!in over and the Columbia is not
navlgatablo above tho mouth of the
Willamette because of tho Ice flo-.
these rendering navigation hazardous
except to staunch craft as far down
the river as Kuluma and even Oak
Point. Eastern und Western Wash
ington und Northern Washington are
face to face with a fuel famine. At
Tacoma, Seattle and Portland, co.d
can be had, but Is almost expensive
as paper money. At the last named
place wood is obtainable, but even th'?
Is being sold at an exorbitant rate. Ia
Kastern Washington fuel Is hard ta
obtain and at many points it cannot
be bought for love nor money. C?n
trnl Washington Is the only point re
porting an abundance of coal,
FEW FOREIGN CARS.
Coming Automobile Meet Will Be Con
tested by Americans.
NEW' YORK, Jan. 15. Racing talk
in anticipation of the automobile
speed trials to take place at Ormond
Reach, Flu., practically nil next weeu,
was rife nt the show In Madlsoi;
Square garden last night, and espe
clall yafter W. F. Morgan, manager
of the coming meet, announced t'.e
entries. Twenty races have been ai
ranged for and American cars will pre
dominate. There will be lively compe
titlon In the touring car classes be
yond doubt. Only two large foreign
automobiles will compete. These will
be the 100-horse power French ma
chine that won the Vnnderbllt cup last
season and the 80 horse power French
machine that won the cup in 1905.
Wagner, the winner of the race laM
year, will again drive the former,
while li. Stevens, owner of the latter,
will probably act us his own chauf
feur. Neither of these two cars will
compete for the two mile a minute
speed crown honor. The only entries
of that race are a small 500 pound
g-cyllnder car and a new steamer,
which was built for competition In the
Varnlcrbllt cup race. The 200 mile race
has three entrle.s a French car and
two American ones.
FOR WORKER8' WELLFARE.
CHICAGO, Jan. 15. The establish
ment of a branch of the National Civic
Federation In Chicago, was decided
upon Indefinitely yesterday at a con
ference presided over by Franklin
MacVelgh, who wan chairman of the
labor meeting held last Saturday night
at Mrs. Potter Palmer's residence.
As there are no large strikes or la
bor troubles In Chicago at present the
local federation probably will devote
Its energies at the beginning to the
welfare department. An effort will
be mad to Interest employers In mak
ing conditions of their employes more
NEW SHAH INDUSTRIOUS.
LONDON, Jan. 15. The new Shan
according to a dispatch from Teheran,
ha begun his duties with the Indust-y
that was a characteristic of his grand
father. He has declared that he will
maintain order and is credited with
remarking that a few severed heada
are the best policemen.
WORDS IN SENATE
Spooner and Tillman Cross Swords
Over Brownsville Case.
SPOONER BECOMES PERSONAL
Declared Anyone Who Encouraged
Lynching and Lawlessness Would
Have Much to Answer For
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. The fea
ture of the day's session of the Senate
was the constitutional argument by
Spooner of Wisconsin, upholding the
President's right to discharge the ne
gro troops at Brownsville. His re
marks were questioned by Tillman and
the two engaged in a heated contro
versy, during which Spooner mad.' a
bluer attack on the South Carolina
senator. When Spooner had conduc
ed, Tillman announced that in v'.n
of Spooner's personal attack he would
"take occasion In the near future to
have something to say In answer I )
some of the Insulting allusions he ha.-
The portion of Spooner's speech to
which Tillman referred came just be
fore the Wisconsin senator concluded.
Spooner quoted Tillman's utterances
in defending the burning of negroes at
the stake, declaring it a crime ngalrst
civilization.. He took Tillman to task
for justifying lynching, declaring if
anyone should discourage it, it ought
to be tho makers of laws. Spooner
declared nnyone who encourages
lynching, murder and lawlessness will
have much to answer for and the high
er his position nnd the mightier his
Influence, the more he will have t)
answer for. "No man," said Spooner,
"can come here with good grace i?
impeach the President for his dlsmlsi.il
of men because they were not Identi
fied ns criminals, who comes to that
nccusltion from a lynching bee or Jus
STOCK MEN MEET.
HELENA, Jan. 15. Stock raising
men in Montana, Including sheepmen
and cattlemen, forgot their different
in a largely attended meeting here
today ami endorsed President Roose
velt's attitude on the leasing of graz
Earth Quake and Flames
Destroy the City.
MANY REPORTED LOST
Sir James Ferguson Instantly Kil
led Was one of Noted
MILITARY HOSPITAL DESTROYED
Shock Was Without Any Warning
Occurred at Half-past Three Last
Monday Afternoon Informa
tion Very Meagre.
LONDON, Jan. 15. The colonial of
fice tonight received confirmation of
the terrible disaster which has over
taken Kingston, Jamaica, In a dispatch
from Haniar Greenwood, M. P., sent
from Holland, at the east end of the
Island. The telegram says Kingston
has been ruined by an earthquake
which occurred without warning Mon
day afternoon at half past three. A
very great number of buildings and
dwellings were destroyed either by
earthquake or consequent fire. The
military hospital was burned and for
ty soldiers are reported killed, togeth
er with several prominent citizen and
many other of the inhabitants of the
city. Sir James Ferguson Is reported
instantly killed, but no other English
men, Canadians or Americans are
missing. The city is quiet, but disci
pllned workers are needed. The gov
ernor of the colony, Sir Arthur Alex
ander Sweetenham, assisted by Sir Al
fred Jones Is directing affairs.
Kingston, the picturesque capital of
the Island of Jamalco, has been devar
tated by a violent earthquake. Details
of the disaster are lacking, as dire.
communication with the stricken city
has been cut off. Land lines had been
constructed within five miles of tin
city Tuesday evening and from the
meagre reports received It has been
learned that many of the most import
ant building were destroyed and there
has been serious loss of life. King
ston and other points of interest on
the Island, are at this time of the
year thronged with tourists from bo:li
America and England and the greatest
apprehension Is felt for the safety of
many persons who recently arrived.
The most distinguished of these was
a party of British statesmen, agricul
tural experts and men of affairs, under
the leadership of Sir Alfred Jons.
Among these were Hall Caine, Lufc
novelist, Viscount Montmorres, H. C.
Arnold-Forster, and others of equal
prominence. The first shock occurred
at 3:30 Monday afternoon and fire im
mediately sprang from the wreckage.
Tuesday afternoon the fire was still
burning, although it is believed to hi
under control. The city is one of law
lying buildings, clustered along the
shores of one of the finest and most
securely landlocked harbors in tee
West Indies. The population, which
numbers 50,000, la made up largely 0
ST. THOMAS, D. W. I., Jan. 15. -According
to further although meagre
details received here, It would appefr
that the first reports that the city had
been "destroyed" were exaggerated.
Fires that followed the shock were
still burning Tuesday morning, al
though confined to certain limits. The
work of fighting the flames Is still be
ing pursued with energy and In this
respect the situation seemed to be Im
proving1. It was thought the fire
would be under control tonight. The
statement Is made that the total lot
of life Is not yet aacertalnd. The first
count gives the number of dead at
less than a hundred and the number
of Injured at several hundred. Hos
pitals are filled with Injured and ev
ery thing Is being done for their com
fort. The principal hotel of Kingston
and other Important buildings have
been destroyed and other houses sus
tained considerable damage. Flames
apparently were confled to docks and
FOR LONGER HALVES.
NEW YORK, Jan. 15. At the next
meeting of the Intercollegiate Footba'l
Association, Pennsylvania will advo
cate longer halves. The Quakers feel
that under the present playing rule,
the game is not long enough to be
satisfactory. Under the new ru'eJ
there were more "no score" games be
tween the big college teams this sea
son than during the previous flv
"The playing time of the Important
football games was certainly much too
short last ytar, and this fault should
be corrected before we start anothar
season," said Dr. Robert G. Torrey.
Pennsylvania's head coach. In an in
STRIKE IN BERLIN.'
BERLIN, Jan. 15. A great lockout
of carpenters and joiners has been la
stltuted here because of the non-compliance
of the unionists with the de
mands of the master carpenters' asso
ciation. The number of men locked
out is 15,000.
FOR SHIP SUBSIDY
Seven Subsized Mail Lines Are
Provided for by Bill.
FOUR FROM PACIFIC COAST
Estimated Cost Will Be Over Three
Million and Half Fight on the
Subject Lasted the Entire Day
in the House.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 15. After a
fight which lasted all day and extend
ed to the floor of the House, threat
ening to bring about much filibustering
at one time, the House committee on
merchant marine and fisheries, finally
decided at 6 p. m. by a vote of 8 to
7, to make a favorable report on the
ship subsidy bill prepared by Repre
sentative Littauer, as substitute tc
the Grosvenor bill, which has been un
der consideration many weeks.
Those voting for the measure were
Grosvenor, Minor, Littlefleld, Fordney,
Wachter, Humphrey, Watson, LaiS
tauer, all Republicans. Against tlw
bill were Birdsall, Wilson and Hir
shaw, Republicans, and Goulden, May
nard, Sherly and Patterson, Demo
crats. Seven subsidized mall lines are pro
vided for, with an annual estimated
subvention of $3,700,000. Two of the
lines are to be operated from the At
lantic coast to South America, and one
from the Gulf of Mexico to Colon,
From the Pacific coast there are to be
three lines to the Orient and one ii
HONOLULU, Jan. 15. A new out
break is reported at Mauna Loa. A
fourth stream of lava is now flowing
toward Kona. Kona, a village, is a
well known health resort, a few mllei
Inland from Kealakekua Bay, on the
island of Hawaii.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Jan. 15. The
event of the day In the legislature was
the reading of Governor Meal's mes
sage, which took place this afternoon,
and limiting by a Joint resolution of
the length of the session of from the
customary sixty days to forty days.