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VOLUMK LXI11 NO. 10
Makes First and Last Ef
fort to Be Funny.
GOADED BY SPOONER
lllltiil pinily" Mil, prohibiting V W
iitlon frniii making money roiilrlbu
lloliil 111 connection with election. A
litll wn niMi'd aulliorliiliiK the He-;-I
clary of Commerce iiiiiJ Labor lo In
vfMllKuiit ini'l report ii lion Iht! "Indus
trial, (tor In I, moral, ! IJ Ht luntil and
physical roinlltloii of Hie women inl
chllil worker In the. United State."
The ini'iiiiri) hn already iriMK-l 111"
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8T0P EXTRA WORK.
Likens Senate to Minstrel Show
and Rouses Storm of
DOORS ARE FINALLY CLOSED
Overtime Labor Suspended in Many
Yard Because of Protest,
WASHINGTON, Jun. a 1 . In con1
iin.iiic of the protest ai llui Navy
Department from orgaiiUed lulior, tl)
mretaiy telegraphed '' cninman
limit f tin- Boston, New York an 1
Norfolk navy yard to suspend nil ex
Ira work on warships In count': "f
construct Ion or being Kt ready to
Join th Atlantic fleet. The charge '
made that the men urj working more
than eight hours. In mo lntanci
tw lvfl hour, day a will u night, on
Sunday nnd holiday, In violation of
the eight-hour law nnd contrary it
the. order 'f the president.
Governor of Jamaica Says
Help Not Wanted.
MAY CAUSE SUFFERING
Stormy Scant! In Sonata ov.r Raoi
Problem Endtd by Profuaa Apol
ogy Pn tha Part of Tillman
FRIENDS ARE FAVORED.
Act of Englishman Condemned
By Members of Kingston
ADMIRAL DAVIS LEAVES ISLE
State navy urid'T Rear Admiral Da
vi rendered to the Inhabitant of
Kingston In their suffering."
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. Mr. Earne-
Howard, charg'- d'affaires of tho Brit-
IhIi embassy, tonight called on Acting
Secretary of State Bacon and pre-
minted a letter from Karl Grey, sec
retary of State for Great Britain, re
gardlng the Davl-Hw-tteiiham Incl
dent. In hi message Karl Grey say
h Is causing an official Inquiry to l,
mad to determine the authenticity of
the letter purporting to have been
written by Governor Hwettenbam lo
Bear Admiral Davis.
Ot'ANTANA.MO, Jan. 21. Admiral
Davis with tho Missouri and Indiana
arrived h'-re yeHlerday preceded by
tin- Yankton. There I deeply felt In
dlgnatlon at Kington against the loc-l
government on su'count of the refund
of American aid. The American 'l."
gcon treated sixty case the nHt
day and forty the second. This wn
done after the governor had refuse.'
Effect of Merger on Rail
roads in Oregon.
HAD FORMERLY EXISTED
competition between the Southern Pa
ciflc and the Union Pacific.
Farrell testified that he made reports
concerning the operation of the Ore
gon and Washington railroad to Harrl
man, but he did not know who was
furnishing the money for Its operation.
Conclusive Evidence at Last Se
cured By Commerce
SELL CALIFORNIA grants. FOUR WITNESSES TESTIFY
Wind 8torm Sweepa Over Niagara
Frontier, Doing Much Damage.
BUFFALO, Jan. 21. A hurricane
swept the Niagara frontier yesterda
and caufied damage to the port of Buf
falo alone of one million dollars. The
high waters on Lake Erie recedeJ
today, leaving some of the strandeJ
liner high and dry. Three persun
were killed by the collapse of build
ings and one wa drowned. The Unit
ed States government breakwaters
were damaged in excess of a hundred
WASHINGTON. Jan. 21 A !"'
tiuular pwih by Tillman win the
feature of an exciting day In the S'i
nt. Thn South Carolina enn tor's ef
fort wit In reply to the went crl'.
Iclsm of hliiicelf by Senator Spooner.
Hn tH-Knii with tatlrlcal picture f
thn Snate u a inliiNtrcl show, whlc.i
Tillman later wtld wits lit tlrst md
I.ihi itueiiuit to bo "fuiiny." an atlemp.
which at It coiicIiibIo,, brought fo!h
a hIIiikII'K drininchitloii from Hem'o
t'nrina'k. In reeiitinenl to allurflo.i
to him. This was preceded by it '
rloti rply from Hpoonr on the .it
tltud" taken by THIiiian on the r'':
problem, all finally ieultlng In a
loti of nearly two hour behind clos-.l
oor. The secret Helm wit f"l
lowed by a brief open one In whirr.
Tlllmitn mad.' a profuse apology to
earmark, to all the enator whom I.''
had brought Into hi "llrst ray I'l
the line of humor," and finally to the
entire Senate, and withdrew all he hid
ald In hi "funny t'May," and said
It should not appear on the record
This apology was ut once accepted by
t'armark who regretted he hud quU-
tlone.l the motive of hi friend and
bo, too, withdrew the word he had
uttered In protest.
The Brownsville affair was the sub
Jert of it controversy and the dav b-
gau with the announcement of a coi
promise resolution which brought It-'
publican and Democratic senators to
gether on tho basis of ordering an lo
veNtlgatlon of the fails of the nffiMy
without bringing Into tho question the
authority of tho President to dlsinU
the negro troops. The resolution w.i '
submitted to and approved by th'
President ut it conference yesterday
After the speeches and mutual apol
ogies had been made Fornker attempt
(! to get a vote on his resolution, ob
jection was made ami the matter will
b0 taken up tomorrow.
Standing Committees of Oregon Leg'j
lature Show Bias of Leaders.
SAIJ'.M. Jan. 21. The Htuiidlng com
milters of the Oregon legislature wrc
announced today by President Haiti
of the Senate and Speaker Davey of
iho Bouse. In each cose the li
place were secured by the support -f
of Haines and Iavey.
Governor 6wettenhsm Snuba Friendly
Offer snd Alleges Americen Inter
ference British Foreign Office
10 WORK HALF TIME
Grays Harbor Timbermen Favor
Decrease of Output.
MOVE TO INCLUDE COLUMBIA
Columbis River, Puget Sound snJ
Other Lumbering Distriots Asked
to Join Forces Due to
TEXAS EDITOR DIES.
HAN ANTONIO, Tex., Jan. 21
Frank Grlce, editor and publisher of
the Dally lOxpress, died here last nlg'.if
after a lingering Illness of sevwl
months' duration. Mr. Grlce enmo to
San Antonio In 1877. Ho began bis
career here a city editor of the T3-
press and In a few months aBsumel
editorial control of tho newspaper.
ABKHDKKN, Jim. 21. At a meeting
of the Gray's Harbor Lumber Mann
facturers' Association held In this cHy
today tho following resolutions wre
"KoHolved, That the lumber nmnu
facturers of Gray's Harbor are In fa
vor of tho curtailment of production
by cargo mills of tho Northwest for a
period of Hlxty days, equivalent to a
thirty days' shut down, and effectlv
"Hcsolved. That the cargo mills on
the Columbia liver. In Southwestern
Washington and on Pugct Sound nr
urged to Join In the movement looking
to such curtailment.
' Resolved, That such curtailment b-J
effective us soon us assented to bv r,
majority of the cargo shippers of t'.i?
Secretary McFaiiane of the AssocUl
lion staled that the curtailment would
be effectuvi by working the mills !,:ilf
time for sixty days. The uctlon wof
taken because of the weakened con-ll
Hon of tho lumber market, due I 'J
.ver supply. A congestion has f-)l
lowed the car shortage, mills In Gray's
Harbor istjilct particularly and of
the Columbia, river ond Tuget Sound
generally being excluded from lh?
1 STUDY SOCIAL CONDITIONS.
Houts Wishes Information on Women
and Children Workers of Amerios.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. The House
today pronounced unanimously In fa.
vor f enlarging and making more ef
fective the field and coast artillery. Aa
Interesting political discussion grew
NKW YORK. Jan. 21. A special dlf-
patch to the Times from Kingston, Ja.,
says that Governor Swettenham, In
addition to refusing aid from Bear Al-
mlral Davis, ha declined an offer sent
him by the United State War Depart
ment to extend Immediately to King
ston, lO.OdO ration which were In
tended for troops In Cuba, and would
have been diverted here.
Tho governor's action, the Tlm-M
correpondent says, Is disapproved by
tho community, which appreciates th
kindness of thn Americans. As soon
as It became known what had ben
ilone by Governor Swettenham a'vf
that the American ships. In conse
quence were to leave, an emergency
meeting of the city council was culled.
The discussion showed that the gov
er.nor's altitude toward the Americans
did not meet with the approval of
those officials, and a letter to Admiral
Davis was drafted and adopted li
which the action of Sir Alexande
Swettenham was wholly disapproved
and the American government and ?f
(leers warmly thanked for the thought
ful, effective and timely aid they had
given In tho emergency. This lettc
was Immediately dispatched.
Admiral Davis was also asked
emuln In spite of the unfortunate In
cident. The request was dispatched tt
htm and he made a reply In which h
said there was no misunderstanding
with the Jamaican authorities, but be
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aibled signiiicaiiuj m
request to remain:
As a foreign naval officer I am
bound to respect the wishes of the
onslltult'd authority of Jamaica."
Up lo the time of Admiral Davis'
departure, the situation was improv
ing, but the work hail been much re
tarded by the governor declaring in
terference by the Americans. Much
suffering will result from their tt-
parture and the refusal of supplies.
SAN- UBANCISCO. Ja.il. 21. A! Ian la
of the Southern Pacific Company In
eluded In the government grant of Cie
Central Pacific Railroad In this stale,
Nevada and Utah, with the exception
of the timber property, w ill be plae.-d j
on sale not later than July 1 of this
year. The railroad company's holi
Ings in these states amount approx'
mately to 6,000,000 acres. While son II
pieces of the government grafts wer?
sold from time to time through the
land office, this will be the first gen
Effort Made to Belittle Past Compet
tion Unkind Words About Port-
land Route O. R. & N. Orien
tal Service Run at Loss.
TO HASTEN REPORTS
Ohio Reaches Sixty-three Foot Stage
and Then Recedes.
CINCINNATI, Jan. 21. High water
Is receding after having reached th3
65-foot stage tonight. It Is thought
all danger will pass this week. Coll
weather Is largely responsible for the
stoppage of the flood, but It has caused
great suffering among the refugee
The property loss Is Immense.
Bill to Cause Court Opinions to
be Issued Within Ten Days.
PRESENT METHOD IS SLOW
Provides for Sale of Opinions at Ten
or Fiften Cents Apiece Suggests
Office of Supreme Court Re
porter Be Abolished.
COFFEE GROWERS COMPLAIN.
RIO JANEIRO, Jan. 21. A com
plaint regarding the manner In which
the coffeo convention was being en
forced was made to the President Sut
urday by a committee of coffee grow
ors. They stated that tho new law
allowed only the quotation of higher
brands of coffee, while Inferior ones
remain without sale. The President
replied that the law could only be
modified by act of Congress.
LONDON, Jan. 21. Replying tD .
telegram from the British charge d'af
faires at Washington, reporting tlmt
tho state department had Inquire!
whether Great Britain desired or was
willing to accept further assistance lo
money or other forms of aid for th?
. . 1 . Di.ffaia tV.-,
Kingston eariitquoive '
foreign office today replied as fololwa;
"The offer of the American govern
ment to give further aid Is grateful:1
aimreclated by His Majesty's govern
ment. The governor of Jamaica has
not as yet reported his requirements
fully, but now that the first few days
are over, It appears likely that there
will be no Justification for further cal's
on the generosity of the United Statn
In the meantime, His Majesty's gov
eminent has been requested by S'r
Alexander Swettenham to convey t.i
tho government of the United States
his cordial thanks for the prompt and
powerful assistance which the Unltid
SALEM. Jan. 21. It Is understood
that a bill Is being prepared requiring
tho court reporter, or whoever may
be designated to secure copies of th
opinions rendered by the court, pre
pare syllabi and hand them to the state
printer within ten days after they are
handed down. It is also proposed to
have the opinions struck oft in pam
phlet form In the same style and size
as used in the regular reports, to b
furnished the attorneys of the stafe
at 10 or 15 cents a copy, and when a
sufficient number of forms have been
printed to have them bound and is
sued in volumes ns at present. It 's
also suggested that the office of Su
preme Court Reporter be abolish!
and that tho work be performed bv
the chief stenographer of the Suprem?
Court, who shall be known as ex-offloto
Supremo Court reporter.
Copies of the opinion are now fur
nished the Wost Publishing Compan,
of St. Paul, Minn,, which Issues them
In pamphlet form. They are thn
printed In volume form and sold to
the attorneys at the rate of 4 a vol
ume long before the reports are Issmd
by the Oregon reporter. Consequent
ly when the $600 volumes are finally
issued to practicing attorneys at cost,
$3 per volume, there Is no great d3-
SEATTLE, Jan. 21. The first hear
ing on the Pacific coast Into the Har-
rlman merger was held In Seattle to
day by Interstate Commerce Commis
sioner Franklin K. Lane. After four
witnesses had been heard the hearing
was continued until Thursday morn
Ing in the federal courtroom at Port
Ben Campbell, fourth vice president
of the Great Northern and head -f
the traffic department of that road.
who was formerly connected with the
traffic department of the Harrlma.i
lines aa assistant to J. C. Stubbs, was
the first witness examined today. Mr.
Campbell was head of the traffic de
partment of the O. R. & N. before the
merger with the Southern Pacific. Mr.
Severance sought to show by Camp
bell that previous to the merger com
petition did exist between the South
ern Pacific on the one hand and the
O. R. & N., the Oregon Short Line and
the Union Pacific, and that after the
merger this competition ceased. The
affairs of the O. R. & N-'s Oriental
service were gone into and it devel
oped that these various lines, Includ
ing a service by contract with Dowell
& Company and the O. R. & N.'s own
line, the Portland ajid Asiatic, were
operated at a loss.
"Why were these lines established?
asked Judge Lovett.
Solely for the purpose of affording
an outlet at Portland in competition
with the Northern Pacific at Puget
Sound ports," said Campbell, who also
stated that the Portland route to C
Atlantic seashore was an Impractical
ASUXCTION, Paraguay, Jan. 21.
Great political unrest prevails In thJ
District of Matto Groso, Brazil A ne
revolution seems imminent.
HELP FOR JUSTICES
Proposed Law Creates Two Of
fices forTheir Aid.
UNABLE TO COPE WITH WORK
LONG SERVED NATION.
CHICAGO, Jan. 21. George W.
Young, chief clerk of the railway mall
service, In charge of the Northwest
ern railroad, died suddenly yesterday
at his resMenee here. He had been 111
for two weeks, with bronchitis. Air.
young was 63 years old and had been
In the service of the government for
Campbell admitted that mild comoe
tition existed between the Southo-n
Pacific and the O. R- & N. river se.-
vice on the Willamette. W. W. Cot
ton, attorney for the O. R. & N stat
ed the Willamette service above Salem
is inconsequential. It was brought out
that the service could be maintained
but three months in the year aboo
Salem. Cotton characterized this boat
service as a "skimming dish," carrying
a little farm product at rates perma
nently established for many years. Un
der further examination Campbell ad
mitted the O. R. & N. and the South
ern Pacific competed In moving wool
to eastern markets. Summed up,
Campbell's evidence showed there wa3
competition between the different Ore
gon lines until the merger by Hand-
man. He belittled the extent of this
competition when under examination
by attorneys for the Harriman inter
J. D. Farrel, director of the Pacific
Coast Company, testified that while
Harriman was a director of the com
pany he only held a nominal amount
The agent of the O. R. & N. and the
Southern Pacific at Tacoma testified
that prior to the merger there wa.
Two Commissioners Are Suggested to
Assist in Work of Court, at an An
nual Salary of Three Thousand
SALEM, Jan. 21. To afford relief
to the Justices of the Supreme Court
from the congested condition of the
work before them until the constitu
tion Is amended so as to provide two
additional Judges, It is proposed in a
bill being prepared to create two Su
preme Court Commissioners, to be ap
pointed by the Supreme Court.
Under the state constitution, an
amendment will have to be voted upon
by the people before the Justices can
be increased, and a resolution provid
ing for this amendment at the n?xt
general election in June, 1908, has bsea
drafted. The proposed commissioners
would sit with the court during tha
hearing of cases and assist in the pre
paration of opinions. They would
probably receive a salary of about $3.
000. The Supreme Court, now composed
of three Justices, has been running be
hind with the work for the past three
or four years. Last year there was a
total of 127 cases in which opinions
were handed down, besides a great
number of motions and orders, and
there are now about 116 cases In whhil
argument has been heard and upon
which opinions are pending. The
present Justices receive a salary .if
R00O each annually.
ADVERSE TO BRISTOL.
Sub-committee Makes Report Against
Confirmation as District Attorney.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. A sub
committee of the Senate committee o,i
Judiciary, which investigated the pro
test made against the confirmation of
W. C. Bristol to be United States at
torney for the District of Oregon, to
day made an adverse report on the
nomination to the full committee.
.out of tho passage of the so-called po