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Unusual Interest- in the
' Contest Over Ankeny.
Monster Petition Is in
The Attitude of Tomer Puzzles
Those Who Follow
Next Legislature Will Be Asked to
Make Appropriation of
news i liin
Will be done on time
if you have
(Join-njl Special Service.)
- TACOHA; Nov! ' 1 If Washington
were Oregon, If the people of the two
mates would exchange places, or if the
Washington Legislature met in Salem in-
. stead o Otympla, there la little doubt
that Levi Ankeny of Walla Walla would
' be elected to the office of 1'nited States
-7- SeTOtorrearly' Tn "a light that, seeing the
whole thing U to be done in Washington,
at Washington capital and by Wushing
; ton people, seems likely to be a hard one.
V.-, Never has there been a politicnl battle
"1 that was purely the business of one state
lone that lias brought outallerx Into it
nd crossed the boundary into a ster
i 'Commonwealth like te present Washing-
1 ton senatorial contest. Seething and
, boiling for months in Its own territory,
this political eorap" has reached over
: the Oregon line and, notwithstanding the
fact that Oregon has a senatorial elec
tion of her own coming up. there is
. i nearly as much interest .taken in the
. troubles of her neighbor on the north
as In ber own. Oregon seems to have
taken the Ankeny side of the tight.
j, 1 One- reason for the Oregon Interest In
the Washington battle is the fact that
through the Oregon newspapers the only
fair and impartial statements have been
made. ,
No uncolored bulletins on the Wash
ington senatorial race could be found In
Washington papers. All were either
prejudiced or believed to be so which
to equally bad. The Seattle Post-Intel-ligencer
belongs to John L. Wilson and
the Tacoma News and Ledger are In his
i jr. TfteWkgnft; f poKeimjan Review
la gripped by Governor McBride and the
Seattle Times, the only Democratic sheet
In the state, was, of course, lined up
with Senator George Turner the only
man on the bill who really stands no
show. Leading the lesser lights In the
: newspaper firmament of the state is the
Walla Walla Union, owned by Levi Ank
eny. Then comes the Everett Herald, for
Wilson, and half a dosen other Hi get
Sound papers about equally divided. But
no .paper Is free. Each editor has been
: compelled to range upon one aide or the
other.- If he tried to be neutral he was
shunned by both sides and If he leaned
elther way at once the bowl went up
that he had been bought Money was
plentifully used and most newspapers
' are run for money.
Bo, In order to secure a fair statement
of their cases,' the various Washington
; - senatorial candidates were obliged to seek
papers in Oregon, papers that could be
depended upon and papers that the peo-
.pla,. would.: trust Fun if John I .Wilson
'"mA?tBafa:-v-&imtnw ii Hlri'-i0sts
Intelligencer, his Seattle mouthpiece, or
If Levi Ankeny were to express himself
. . In the Walla. Walla Union, hardly any-
one would believe either story. And so
i It has come to pass that the great plain
people of this state have adopted the
' habit ' of watching Oregon papers for
political - truths regarding their own
t. candidates. Articles on Washington poli-
.. tics, printed in Oregon papers, are read
by Oregon people, even though they might
' have originally been meant only for
Washlngtonians. That is how Oregon be
came Interested in the senatorial friction
and factions north of her.
The reason that Oregon supports . Ank
r eny is harder to explain perhaps It can
not be explained at all. But that Ankeny
" - Is-favored by the Oregon press and the
Oregon people is certain. It may be the
fact that Levi Ankeny Is u pioneer, a
man who came to the West when both
he and the country were young and who
. grew old and rich as the section In which
. " be bad taken up his residence developed
v and put the years behind it. It may be
- f because Levi Ankeny is conservative and
quiet, even as Oregon Is conservative and
quiet It may be any of a dozen rea
sons, but Is more likely none of them.
Oregon has simply decided to take sides
nd Ankeny's name fitted better Into the
thoughts of her people than did -Wilson,
'' " Preston, turner or McBride.
.,,-TJBre,.la-ji0thlBs;- mot. pjjraUns in the
- 7 TeW WaslifhgtiJn ' condition" now than The
attitude of Senator George Turnert the
Democratic Incumbent who is soon to be
come "late Benator from Washington."
- That he cannot be elected is a dead cer
tainty; that he will hold votes enough to
make some other man look sick if he
Seals them out to an opponent Is equally
Wilson wants those votes; McBride has
been after them all fall, to hand to his
friend Harold Preston, but it begins to
look as though Ankeny would get them.
Now this seems strange, in the face
f the fact that MeBrltfe did everything
be could to make friends with the Demo
crats while stumping the ftate trying to
lefeat Ankeny and aid Preston. Mc-Z-
Bride claims to be a Republican, but it
is claimed he paid no attention to Re
publican arguments, but simply tried to
Slake friends with the Democrats. Tet,
. m spite of this, the Times, Seattle's
Democratic organ, comes out with a big.
imphasized editorial paving the way for
f "turn -ef The ' Democratic -ebRs'tnto the
Ankeny vote treasury. Then there has
!eeB talk of Senator Turner and Fred
Marvin, his brother-in-law, starting an
other morning paper in Seattle and it is
tiore than half understood that if It is a
ro It will advocate Mr. Ankeny.
Just why all this is true is not clear.
There may be a hint of money and there
a possibility of a deal made before,
- tut conjecture is as far as ran be Kone.
The money question Is not nearly so
f; ikely ji m (nlglsjfat first believe. To
egln with there has never been any
" tharge made against the sterling qualities
' ind honest and true Democracy of Sen.
Uor Turner, and in the second place,
. rfevl Ankeny has never Bpt-nt as murh
tor campaign purpose? a has been
. iharged against him.
But as the matter stands, it would
to pear that Ankeny would be first Re
' iubllcan cnoTce wTIB the iK-moi raTs.
V leattle Times' Jias Indicated this. In an
-k tdltorial It said that "next to Harold
- reston" Ankeny was the most desirable.
Tbat Is taken to mean that after a
complimentary ballot a change to the
inkeny colors
" ' While the T5em6crts favor a railroad"
omratsakin . they have cause, also, for
et'llng grateful . to Levi Ankeny. who.
1; rough bis personal influence, secured a
ohjntary freight rate redaction from the
"milroad companies in the West
. But tas light goes on. ,
At the next session of the Oregon Leg
islature a monster petition WIH" be 'pre
sented for the passage of a bill to a7
propria!. $300,000 to pay the Indian War
veterans for their services. The idea is
to Issue 20-year bonds, bearing 4 per
cent interest Petitions are now In cir
culation, in every part of the state and
'are receiving thousands of signers. They
were drawn up by A. T. Wood, the com
mander of the Indian War Veterans. The
document goes into the history of pioneer
days, when blodiithlrsty savages left a
long train of blood and ashes in their
wake. Pioneers were being murdered on
every hand and the situation was a
desperate one.
In the winter of '65 and '66, when the
redrawn were unusually vicious, and the
outlook was for a complete extermina
tion of the scattering white settlements,
the Territorial Legislature came to the
fore with a proposition to make warfare
against the enemy. They passed a bill
guaranteeing all who participated In the
campaign 2 per day. Of this sum the
Federal Government paid the regular
soldiers wages of 66 cents a day. The
sum promised by the territory has never
been paid.
At the reunion of the Indian War
Veterans In Portland last summer the
records were examined, and it was found
that all of the pioneers had rendered
service to the territory, which In the ag
gregate amounts to 371.449 days. Of the
J2 a day promised by the stare, 66 cents has been paid by "Uncle "Sam,
which leaves, a deficiency of 11.46 a day
due the fighters from the state. This
amounts to $620,028.60. Many of the
old timers are dead and have left no
widows, which will greatly reduce the
sum necessary for the state to meet its
obligations. It Is figured by the vet
erans that $300,000 will cover the amount
that should be paid. The veterans claim
that the contract made by the territory
at the time of trouble was in good faith,
and that the state cannot avoid paying it
without breaking faith with the hardy
frontiersmen who jeopardised their
lives to conquer a hostile foe and to lay
the foundation for the upbuilding of a
great state.
Japan and Russia Are on Better
- terms Row. ' " -" ""
TOKYO, Oct SO.-The Japanese press,
or a section of It has become suddenly
and most unaccountably pro-Russian.
The semi-official Japan Times says in a
leading article:
"Nothing can be nobler in human
achievement than triumphing over a prej
udice for the sake of truth and burying
the past for the sake of promoting the
general peace and progress of the world.
Suppose a permanent bond of genuine
friendship Is established between Japan
and Russia and that once that bond Is
tied, Japan succeeds In making allfes of
England and Russia, Whether realisable,
or not, this Is a dream worth dreaming."
The Nlchl says: "As a matter of fact,
the government of Russia is fairer In its
treatment of Japanese than is the United
States or several of the British colonies."
A Russo-Anglo-Japanese rapprochement
Is evidently on the tapis, probably through
Prince Komatsu's visit to St. Petersburg.
There have been rumors that the Rus
sian authorities Intended to prevent Jap
anese fishermen from continuing to pur
sue their occupation on the Coasi of
Saghallen and Siberia and that the Rus
sian ministry of war was elaborating a
scheme of defense of the Amur River Jn
view, of, oaslblelBpjIa, wvlfo. Jsae. -.-
But frtnayu stated on ttiV autTiorftjir'
of a prominent publicist sere that the re
lations of Japan and Russia were never
better than they are at present: that,
owing to the Anglo-Japanese agreement
and to tether causes, Russia -bus allowed
Japan a free hand In Korea and has com
pletely given up her "policy of pin
pricks" there and elsewhero in the Far
East; and that If any signs of hostility
are now and then displayed by Russian
newspapers or, Siberian officials this is
owing to the fact that there is a war
party In Russia
This war party dislikes Japan and In
discreet members of It sometimes occa
sion disturbing incidents. One of these
Incidents lately occurred at Port Arthur
when the Russian authorities there re
fused to allow - the Japane consul to
try some culprits in connection with the
'munler of a Japanese by others of that
nationality in that city, which Is nomi
nally Chinese territory, and in which
tbrreiazn Japanese noasj- Jhe rlgbtl
of extra territoriality as mucn as mey uu
in any other part of China.
Rut though Japan will never allow
such incidents to pass unnoticed, neither
will she ever be so foolish as to lose her
temper, for the Russian peace party
represented by the Csar, Count - Lams,
dorf and M. S. J. Wetts Is now predomi
nant and Is perfectly certain to do Japan
Justice. This being the case, strained
relations between Japan and Russia will
not occur for the present
A remarkable confirmation of these
views Is afforded by the action of Russia
in climbing down on the Kamchatka fish
ery question and continuing, In deference
to Japanese representations, to grant
fishery licenses to Japanese .fishing along
that coast for one year longer. This poli
cy will probably be continued for a long
time to come, not only In regard to the
TheTTvfiniPTia.tka fisheries; but to "those of
Saghallen also.
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You know exactly how long it will take
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A Gas
The coal or wood stove cannot furnish a
temperature. You mayi Rave dinner set Tor 2"
o'clock, and -be disappointed. Besides, ihe
stove, requires constant watching, and it is
difficult to regulate. '
A coal or wood stove must be cleared of ashes,
which is not a pleasant task.
FRANCISCO. Nov. 22. Blind
frantic, lashing the startled
horses into a wild gallop, Dr. Alexander
J. Mclvor-Tyndall at noon today drove a
hackney carriage from the corner of
Third and Market streets, up Kearny to
California, down the grade on California
to Montgomery, down Montgomery to the
Lick House, over a route previously trav
ersed by a committee of eminent citizens
who sat inwae,tne, veruquj. mri-4j(vi x
Med. while tyndall drove. Arrived at
the hoteJ, Tyndall leaped from the driv
er's box and, - still blindfolded-, ran,
crouching, into the hotel office, leaped at
the register and turned backward to a
page and found thereon an entry previ
ously selected by the committee of emi
nent citizens. Then he ran back to the
carriage. Jumped to the box while the
eminent citizens seated themselves with
in, and galloped down Montgomery to
Market and up Market to Third, to point
of beginning. At the end trf the Journey
he was too weak to stand without help.
Perspiration ran from his whole body and
bis pulse beat the devil's tattoo. It wsa
an astounting exhibition.
Tyndall yesterday offered to perform
the feat provided the affair would be
managed by a committee of such stand
ing as to preclude every suspicion of col
lusion or fraud. The committee who acted
consisted of William Greer Harrison, the
well-known authoramT Insurance man;
Alexander K. Coney, the Mexican Consul- j
Cfneral: General R. H. waraeia, 01 me
California Hotel; Newton J. Tharp, the
architect: Theodore F. Bonnet, editor of
Town Talk, and Colonel Fulton O. Berry,
of Fresno. ;
Prompt at noon the committee met Dr.
Tvndall at Speck's real estate office at
Third and Kearny streets. None of them
had had any previous acquaintance with
him. In accordance with Tyndall's offer
he was blindfolded by one of the com
mittee and than retired to s private ofioa
Range Furnishes
nr ' -.I t i'; . r i
temperature inuring
the Entire Time of cooking.
A postal, or a telephone call, will bring our solicitor
with full information regarding any Gas appliance.
where he sat down with Mr. Coney and
Colonel Berry, uh.. were to see that no
body approached him or sent him sig
nals. When Tyndall with his guardians had
retired, the rvst of the committee went
to the cjirrlac ulikh was waiting In
front of the i.lar. The hackman dis
mounted and Mr Tharp took his place
on the box.
.In the.. -body .of tbe carriage ' wer Oeni
eral Warfield", Mr Harrison, Mr. Bonnet
and two newspaper men, one front a
morning, the (tl.rr from an evening; pa
per. Having driven to the middle) of
Market street, out of hearing of the im
mense crowd when had gathered to see
the performance, the committee con
sulted with one in, other. Tyndall had
told them to p to any bouse within a
reasonable distance --.ay, half a mile
select any book ii. that house and pick
out any word An ;n:y page .in lhe . book. -He
agreed to if .i- tfreif -course, blind
folded and divine the word selected. ..
The commit.. .julcKy chose their
route. Driven by Mr. Tharp. who Is an
expert reinsman. tl went up Kearny to
California, to Montgomery, to the Lick
House. The circuitous course was chosen
in hope of balklnK Tyndall, Taking the
register of the Lick House Into a private
office, the committee seleced the name
E. I. Rlteon." on 'h? pBgfl dated No-
vember -15. The committee then drove
down Montgomery and up Market to the
office where Tyndall awaited. Mr. Harri
son was left at the hotel in charge of the
i 1 i in vine l 1 1 crowa wa. po-1
street and emharjuuwBg. -traffic. A lane
By this time the crowd wu packing- the
was forced through the throng and Tyn
dall. efficiently blindfolded,' was led to the
carriage and assisted) a seat on the box
beside Mr. Tharp. Tyndall took the
"Now, gentlemen." he cried, "keep your
minus oa th. route I"
Instantly he wheeled they horses About
while the orowd parted before him. .
"The whip!" said Tyndall to Tharp.
"Don't touch that near horse," shouted
the hackman from the sidewalk, "he's
Whish the whip fell on the near horse,
who kicked and plunged a second, and
then the pair started at a run gallop up
Kearny street. The pavement was slip
pery and perilous after the fresh rain,
but Tyndall leaned far forward and plied
the lash. Up Kearny they went as fast
as ever the fire patrol travels.
Tyndall' did not hesitate a second. Hs
swung around cars and wagons with
marvelous precision. Gen. Warfield held
his breath. Bonnet prepared to leap
when the crash enme. Tharp on the box
appeared cool. The two newspaper men
were as near experiencing an emotion as
they deem It professional to acknowledge.
"He'll dump us at the turn," muttered
:Brthet. Tyndall rounded Into California
street, sharply but safely.
"He'll never go down this grad. with
out a mishap," exclaimed Warfield. But
he did.
The turn Into Montgomery street made
the eminent cltlsens gasp and grip the
sides of the hack, but there was no ac
cident. From the sidewalks people were shout
ing. A concourse flowed In-from all the
cross streets. Men and women rushed to
windows of. office, buildings.', Nobody
knew what It was- all about - Doubtless
many Imagined that a madman was kid
naping a parcel of eminent citizens.
In front of the Lick House Tyndall
drew up.
"Help me to alight," he said. ,
'Strong arms lifted him to the sidewalk.
At once, like a bloodhound on a trail, he
made for the hotel entrance. He was
bent almost double and his face was pals'
land moist Onlng straight e 4he ottnter
he laid his hand on the register,
"This is the book." he said positively,
and began to turn over the pages. At this
point he hesitated a little. He turned to
November .16 and passed it. Then he
went- back and forward a few times.
-- - x . i
4 -Suddenly- be -slapped hte hen firmly- on j
the right page.
"I have It." he called out. "Give me
pencil and paper."
Down th list of entries he went with
his linger until he reached the name
selected by the committee. "This Is It,"
t said. "It m writ. It."
r I A Gas Range Not Only Has
the Advantage of Cleanliness,
but of Convenience and Economy.
-You pay only -for -the -"fitel- tisech -durtng the
actual time of cooking.
When you cook with Gas, you can start a fire
fiV a minute's time; you can have a clean Kitch
en and keep yourself tidy. The convenience
is worth considerable, too.
He wrote ' the letters N-O-S-T-I-R--L:-B:
"There It Is: read it backward."'
It was indeed the name "K. L. Ritson".
"He's got it," shouted William Greer
Harrison, in his enthusiasm using the
unnecessary "got.'
"Now to return," said Tyndall. "Gentle
men, fix your minds on the route back."
The rest was easy. s Tyndall--still blind
foldeddrove back without accident, al
though It was the noon hour and Mar
ket street was thronged with vehicles
and pedestrians. When taken from the
carriage he was almost fainting. Colonel
Berry carried him Into Speck's office
where a glass of water revived him. He
was In a distressing, nervous condition
from which he did not rally for the
greater part of an hour. All the com
mittee congratulated him. Afterward
William .Greer Harrison said; . ,
'1 regard the proceedings this morning
as the most remarkable journey into the
realm of psychology I. have evef seen.
The experiment was complete In every
point .Whatever, the power may be there
is no Question of its exhibition. From
first to last the matter was- absolutely
in the hands of the committee, which
was unanimous In expression of belief
In the theory of the whole experiment.
"My personal connection with the mat
ter after the first,-ride to select the hotel
was to. remain Id. -charga Jf- the-register
at thtr Ltck-House-r-Werhad "taken the
route along Kearney as If Intending to go
to the California Hotel, We then changed
the route, came down California street
and then south along Montgomery street
to the Lick House. Then I was left In
charge of the register after the selection
of a name. The name was 9. I Rltsotl.
of Boston, Mass., and -appears on the
namThf the 15th Instant. There
one register on the counter. In ..order
to strengthen the test another register
was piacea on ina counter.
"Mr. Tyndall, who had driven to the
hotel blindfolded, got off the box seat
quickly, rushed vinto the hotel, straight
to the counter," and Immediately Began
to look at the right register. Alter some
handling of the pages he came to the fif
teenth, the page- we had selected. Eight
times he -put - BiJ-flatweo-lw flame.
Then he asked for pencil. On the ninth
time his hand vibrated in a very curious
way. and h immediately, marked the
' -y y:'.;-..V' . ; -
nrrtj aaih
name. He then took a piece of paper,
wrote the name backward.
"When the committee got out of the
hotel Tyndall got on the box seat and
drove the carriage In a most furious way,
but with perfect safety. I consider the
Whole experiment absolutely perfect."
The greatest by far among; the geo
graphic features is the Pacific Basin. If
all the continents and islands teaming the
face of the earth were joined la one great -continent.
Its extent would scarce equal
that of the great ocean, and if the mass
of all the lands of the glose above the
sea level were poured Into the Pat (to
barely more than an eighth of the basin
would be filled. Three fourths t our
world surface Is water; a lull third of
this vast expanse, or a quarter of the
jrapuriices of the planet,- is hat of the
great rcean, while Its abysses are of
such dopth that a full half of the water
pf the earth is fathered ln'O Its basin.
In every view the Pacific is vast, so
Vast as to tax- if ot outpass -our powers
of contemplation. National Geograpnio
Magazine. -
O. R. A N. Inaugurates New Service to
- J? Southeastern Points. . .. I
eotntnenclng Wednesday November .
a new weekly tourist sleetStng Car service
from Portland will be inaugurated by
the O. E. & N. on train No. 6 (8:60 p.
m.), to Bt Louis, via Denver and Kan
sas City.
A new tourist car service will also be
Inaugurated to Memphis, Tenn., by the
O. K. & N., via Denver, Kansas City and
St. Louis, first car leaving Portland on
No. 6 (8:50 p. m.), Monday, November 24.
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Plret office. Third and ' Washington
I WU, Illy 1I1C1IUB, iiicio " , " r
t tacles-that a person never-forgets," said
an orator recently, aner giving a
description of a terrible i accldennie h4
witnessed. 'Td like to knew where they
sell them," remarked a stout, elderly
lady on the "outskirts of the crowd. Gift"
goir Evemtng Tlmes.7 -"; ". X"""T
Try Queen Bee Cough Drops for eotJgis
and colds. 6c. at your druggtat's.
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