THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL PORTLAND. WEDNESDAY EVENING. JANUARY 13, 190 1. TAXES 15 PERCENT HIGHER THIS YEAR CITY HAY SECURE HAVE FULL POWER TEXAS, WITH BOTH CITY OFFICIALS TAXPAYERS TALK OF SCHOOL NEEDS TO ENFORCE LAW : FEET, BUT NO BAND GRANGE MEETING 1ESUW1ED levy Will Be 40 J, an a Valuation of $51038,300 for Multnomah County Against $48,826;275 in 1903 To 'meet a state, appropriation of over tlOO.000 for the Lewis and Clark. fair. an appropriation of $60,000, by the Port of Portland commission, for the building of the new drydoek. and an appropria tion of nearly $0,000, demanded for the general renovation of . the city school buildings, an increase of nearly 1300,000 over the tax distribution of 1903, and a flat increase of 15 per cent over the levy of last year, will be levied by the county board, TtlWTSTIt the levy foy-hts4Hro"-Btl; year, over that of 1603 Is in the city of Portland levy, which was high" last year on account of the building of "the new nreboat. Both this year and last the regular levy for municipal expendif tures, 9.5 mill3, but last year there was a special levy of 1.6 mills to meet the expenditure for the boat. This year the total levy on property within the city limits will be 40.8 mills. Instead of 36 mills over last year, an in crease of over 10 per cent. An Increase this year of property valuations brings the total Increase in ' expenditures to Ffate ...................... (Slate school bounty, road and library.... Port; of Portland .......... Oity .",.,...;-. ' School district -No. 1....... Total lew and distribution. . Increase of 1904 levy over that of 1903. Increase of 1904 distribution fund, over tnat or iau3 263,f8 Increase of 1904 tax over that Of 1903. ...... .4 .... . .'. 15 percent Increase of 190 state fund over that of Increase of 1904 school fund over that Increase of 1904 Port of Portland fund Decrease of 1904 city fund under that Inorease In ... ., County of Multnomah .. Port of Portland City of Portland DEAF MUTE'S'' OATH ' BETRAYS IMPOSTURE For the next ten days George Woods ivilLwojldor the city because, he was convicted In the police court of being an idle and dissolute person, . . . During the past few days Woods has been touring the north end posing as a deaf mute and coaxing money from the pockets of generous persons, who - be lieved him sorely afflicted. As he could not talk Woods passedout a card read ing: A Deaf Mute s Appeal. My troubles they are many, my friends s they are very few, Please help a. poor deaf mute, I would do the same for you. : Give what you wish. ; xittxb x.t7.ztb , xes1txb tells damaoibto stokt aoatjtst hob- FITAIi DEUOOIST TEAS8 AVB A DBAMATX0 6CE1TB CBEATES XJT THE COTTBT BOOK. "That man is telling lies about me; nh, I' wish I had died when my mother didr Bursting Into tears on the witness stand in Justice Keid's court yesterday afternoon, . 11-year-old v : Lizzie Lehner created, a' dramatic scene. The sight of the motherless child who, according to her. own story,lhad j. been v. greatly wronged, touched the heart of every flHH'tator. -. - . Jt was while testifying against Otto TV Kkeroth, a druggist at one of the local hospitals, that little Lizzie gavo -way to her feelings. Kkeroth was ar retted by Officer Hawley of the Boys' ami Girls' Aid society several days ago. Lizzie Lehner told a damaging story again Ekeroth who sat nervously In his chair, vigilantly eyeing Martin Leh ner, father of the girl. On direct examination the child's story was straightforward, but when Attorney W. T. Vaughn, for the defense, began to fjuestion her she seemed to lose her self possession. Kkeroth frequently whispered to his lawyer, and when the latter began to inquire along lines suggested by' the defendant the child broke into tears and openly declared In court that the man was concocting Ilea about her. "I don't want to be harsh with this little girl, said Mr. Vaughn, "but 1 want to get all the facts." According to the girl's story her mother died seven years ago and she Is now keeping house for her father at . Four teenth and Marshall streets. She told of two visits made to her home by Ekeroth. lustlce Raid held Kkeroth In 31,000 ball, arid this afternoon Attorney Vaughn n.nde an argument in behalf of his client allowing be should not be held to the grand Jury. FIGURE 13 RULES ' IN KENNEDY TRIAL (Journal Special Service.) Htilshoro, Jan. 13.rThe circuit court convened this morning. Judne McBrlde presiding, for the trial of Rev. R, H. Kiuinedy, who is held on an information charging him with burglary in the resi lience of E. H. Warren near HiUsboro, the crime being committed in the early morning of September 1. 190$, The jury was empanelled by 12 o'clock", when the court adjourned until the afternoon. In the empanelling of the jury, there is a coincidence that an old superstition rules ominously. At 1J minutes before 12 o'clock on the 13th day of the month the 13th juryman" was called and the com l-iete jury was obtained of 13 men. ' The 13ih further figures. The defendant re lics on proving an alibi to establish his Innocence and will show that he occupied oom 13 In the Portland lodging house. that is the room in regular order of num bering, ehotild be 13, but the room, be cause uf prejudice, Is numbered 14. , SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST EKEROTfi Increase of 43 Milk, on nearly 15 per cent. In the state tax levy there is an In creaao of 2.5 mills over the levy last year, to go to the appropriation for the Lewis and Clark fair. .The state school levy remains unchanged. The Port of Portland levy is increased from 1.5 mills to 2.8 mills to meet the expenditures for the new drydock. County, county road, and the special library tax will be the same as Inst year. ' ' The Increase of the city school levy, taX5millfll this year, to furnish funds for the gen eral improvement and renovation of all city school structures, .will make, a de cided Increase In the "amount of taxes to be paid In the district , this year. While the fixing of the rate will not oc cur until the meeting tomorrow night, the board has decided to make the recommendation, which will undoubt edly be complied with. - The formal fixing of the levy by the county board will not occur for' several days, but the various amounts have been decided- on., Levy. Distribution Fund. W04 1903 , vl904 1903 .... . 7.5 6. $ '382,787 244,131 .I..6. ; , 6. 255,19! , . 244,131 .... 9. 9." 459,347 . ' .. 439,438 ...; 2.8 1.5 132,838. - 71,163 .... 9.5 11. 419,387 - 486.606 ... . 6.5 4.5 2&M49 . , . 198,657 40.3 36. 31,936,600 $1,638,124 An M, ..... . . . . .a mills. 1903 ........$138(656 of 1903 88,292 over mat or iu of 1903 YaJuations. 1904. .......351,038,300. . 49,607,795 46,084,634 . . M 01,1 1 9 ... 66,218 1903, $48,826,275 47,442,100 ' 44,146,042 . The prominent display, of this placard and his appealing looks made a profit able "combination. ; - Patrolman Golts has been watching the man and he convinced himself that Woods was not what he professed to be. Accordingly Golts dressed himself In plain clothes and went forth, to catch Woods unawares.- Purposely he bumped Into Woods and the latter, filled with anger, turned and In a very loud voice poured forth a torrent of abuse Upon the policeman. i,- '':.. v :iV: Then Mr. Woods was hurried to the police station and when the story was told to Judge Hogue, Woods concluded that his friends Indeed, were very few. CELILO CANAL STATE, OOVEXmEITT AJTD AH. BOAS OrriCXAXA GET TOGETBEB XV THE KATTEB 07 ZVCBOACX acsirr ozr batlboas'b bight or WAY -JPAVOBABLE PBOSrSCTS. There is a good prospect that' an amicable arrangement , will be reached with the O. R. & N. company relative to the right of way for the Celllo canal. Governor Chamberlain and Major Lang fitt, the government engineer, were In conference yesterday afternoon with President Mohler and W. W. Cotton, at torney - for the railroad company, and while no definite conclusion was reached It seems probable that all differences will be satisfactorily adjusted. Major Langfltt explained to the rail road officials how the route of the canal could be changed at points where, as originally planned. It would have en croached too much upon the company's property, and r It was made plain that there was no disposition on the part of the state or the government to make any unjust or unreasonable demands. , ' It was suggested that the route for the canal, with these proposed modifica tions, be projected upon the railroad's maps of its right of way, so as to show exactly how much ground It will be necessary for the state to take. This the railroad officials agreed to do. When It has been done an Intelligent estimate can be made of the extent to which the railroad will be damaged by the con struction of the canal. Before making any definite -concessions as to the canal the railroad of ficials are desirous of reaching some understanding relative . to the portage road, which they regard as a mora seri ous menace to -their interests because it encroaches much more upon their prop erty. But the spirit of fairness and conciliation has marked the negotiations between the railroad, and the state, and this gives . strong promise that the right of .way for the canal will ulti mately be secured. PATTI DELAYED , BY A WRECK Mme. Adellna Pattl, who is to wing to morrow evening at the Armory, arrived In Portland at , 3:30 o'clock this after noon. A freight car jumped the track near Dunsmulr, delaying f dr eight hours the Southern Paciflc train, to which her special car was attached. The train was due in Portland this morning at T:4 o'clock. The accident happened yesterday afternoon. ' , ; . ' . : Pattl has something of a record for a singer. She .Is never sick. So far this season- she has been booked for 24 concerts and she has sung at 24. One was canceled In Newark, N. J., but Is was replaced by another In Cleveland, O., so that everything has gone pre cisely according to contract, j This reliability on the part of Pattl Is one of the most favorable points in her composition so far as managers are con cerned. She Is traveling from one end of the country to another, one day with the' thermometer at 80 and two days after with the thermometer at 20 below, yet her staging and her health never ap pear to: vary; , . ' - - ' : CONFERENCE PATBOXS OP HTjrSBAITOBT, BEPBB 8EKTINO GREATEST XBDVSTBT XV TTBIOir, ABB HOUDIWCr SESSION KB WOBXZXO POX JTATIOWAX, " COHTEBTXOH 0B POBTUUfD. At- the Esmond hotel, a session of the Patrons of. Husbandry was opened this afternoon, the directors of the Hus bandry Insurance association are in at tendance. State Master Wing of Wash ington, B. G. Leedy. In charge of Ore gon, will outline plans for future work. Mr. ' Leedy haa recently returned from a meeting of the national grange in the East. In speaking pf the present ses sion he said: "One of the features of the work will be an effort to secure for Portland the national meeting of - the grange next November. The body rep resents the whole, agricultural industry of the United. States, which is of more moment than all other - lines combined, as everylhlng"hlnges""eathis-great-oca eupatlon. At present the eyes pf the eastern larraer are on ma west, wnere great -tracts of untitled land appeal to their desire for home building. This fact alone would give to some coast city the preference as an Ideal location for the next great gathering. It.would give those of the congested Eastern states a i Chance to see the West and learn of her opportunities. Every state in the Union would be represented and millions would in this manner , learn of the great re sources of the Northwest. The people of Portland in this matter have an op portunity to accomplish great good for the country by at this time working for the holding of the convention here. All that is necessary Is to offer the same i inducements and hospitality that other conventions are receiving and they can perhaps secure a 10 or 1 2-day s' meeting here, which . will be op vital importance to the city and state. , Of course,-, the members of the grange will work to this end, and have a chance of securing what they desire, but, the prospects for suc cess would be far brighter, if the com mercial organizations for the betterment of the city would interest themselves in the matter." - FIGHTING THE TEN The validity of the law prohibiting hawkers from "standing more than 10 minutes In the business district of the city was attacked by ex-City Attorney Long this morning In the case of the city against M. fiwarti, a peddler, Swarts was arrested uy a policeman for violating the ordinance Several months ago, was tried in the municipal court, found guilty and fined $25. Long ap pealed the case. , In his argument before Judge Frazer Long held that the ordinance- was un reasonable in Its provisions. - He admit ted that the offense had been committed, but he said that the city council. In framing the law seemed to have made a distinction between legitimate .and illegitimate business, ; The hawker, whose business was legitimate, Was re stricted to certain limits and was not allowed to remain more than 10 minutes on any corner, even If he were making a sale. The patent medicine man, whose business was illegitimate, was allowed under the same ordinance to occupy the same corners and to block the street for an hour or two by the gathering of a crowd. - He denied that the legislature had the power to give the police author ity to regulate hawkers unless they were declared a nuisance, Deputy City Attorney Fitzgerald said that under the charter the city had the right to grant such power to the police. The ordinance agains hawkers was valid, as it was not prohibitory. Judge Frazer said the business. Kt a peddler was Just as legitimate as that of a man who conducts a store. He be lieved that a peddler could hardly call for and fill orders in a single block in the 10 minutes allowed by the ordinance, On the point aa to whether the legisla ture had the power to give police au thority to the city, he suggested that the attorneys submit briefs, which he will consider before giving a decision. ALL BUT. DROWNED BY RISING RIVER In the Willamette river early this morning an elderly woman, between 70 and 80 years of age, almost lost her life. Awakened by the rising water which loosened her scow-house from its moorings, she had barely time to rise and half dressed to jump for the bank. Although she saved herself she fell into the river and It was only by great exer tion that she escaped drowning. The police were unable to learn the name of the owner of -the scow which was moored at Fulton as she had re cently moved to the location in. question and the neighbors do not know . her. Shortly after 6 o'clock this morning the facts In the case were telephoned to police headquarters where Captain Bai ley received the message. He was ap pealed to to save the old woman's home. which at the time was rapidly floating down stream, and aa it represented her all in the world it meant a great loss to her. " ' ' ' Captain Bailey at one sent word to the keepers of the Madison and Morri son street bridges asking them to catch the floating scow. Later word was re ceived) that a man near the Pennoyer sawmill caught the runaway, but while pulling for shore the towllne broke and the scow started down stream again. - It passed the draws of the two bridges, but wan caught Deiow Morrison street. In spite of her age . and her harrow ins: experience, she spent the day mak ing arrangements to have her home tpwed back to Its mooring place. , WORK FOR SAFETY OF SHOW PATRONS Councilman A. K. Bentley, H. W. God dard, R. Martin, Jr., J. B. Bridges and Chief Campbell, the committee appointed by the council to investigate the safety of the Portland theatres and other build ings where crowds congregate, made an examination of the Marquam Grand this forenoon and of the Baker theatre yes terday afternoon. -After the committee has had a look at all the places they lUlfllU LU TIOH, in.) . ecutiva session and make recommenda tions as t6 the features of Improvement they deem best for the protection of the people. Since the Chicago theatre hor ror the local managers have on their own responsibility taken extra precau tions in case of an accident. Tomorrow the committee , will investigate Cord Fay's. They decline at this time to make public the result of their observations, MINUTE ORDER O DECEASES OOTEBBOB CHAM BEBLAXir BEXkATXTB TO MEMBERS OP EAXXiOB BOABOXBOKOUBB COM MIS STOW HE SATS THE LAW XS A GOOD OWE. "It Is all nonsense," says French Con Sul Labbe, "for the sailor boardlnghouse commissioners to ' state that they are going to resign, because the courts have divested them of power to regulate the sailor boardlnghouse business It was not the Intent of the law to give any one a monopoly m the business, and this mat ter has now been made clear by the su preme. court's' decision. The commission ers, however, have full power to enforce tne law. When those whom it was in tended to keep within reasonable bounds of proper; action exceed their rights In this respect, the commissioners can re- yoke their licenses." .:-, : ; : v Governor Chamberlain says that the taws'girotlnerif-forcedrandhat the supreme court's decision was sound. Among other things this morning he said in reply to the following question: "Was it. In your opinion. Intended by the legislature when it passed the sailor boardlnghouse. act. that the commission appointed should create a monopoly in the sailor boardlnghouse business?" Jfo Monopoly Intended.- ' "Such was most assuredly not the In tention of the legislature. There had been for years in the city of Portland a virtual monopoly in the business, and because of that fact have arisen the abuses at this port All opposition was bought out or crushed out by one firm of sailor boarding-house, men. If oppo sition could not. be- bought , off it was attempted to put it out of, business by physical force, and this force had suc ceeded until one "Mysterious Billy Smith" appeared upon the scene, when It was " ascertained that even physical tnwM nrtiiM tint nr.nn 1 1 a 4hta ntr an attempt to thrash him out of busi ness resulted in proving that his phys ical prowess exceeded that of the distin guished gentlemen who had held the field against all comers. It was the in tention of the legislature that there should be competition, and that persons of reasonably good moral character should be permitted to engage In the Bailor boarding-house business. It is contended that the present board were justified in refusing a license to White Bros, and to 'Mysterious Billy Smith.' because of their bad moral character. About this I have nothing to say. One thing Is certain, and that is that these same gentlemen have made peace with Sullivan & Grant, and If they are not now within their employ, they are at least working in harmony with them. If they were unfit to engage in the sailor boardfng-house business as an independ ent llrnv anlthla is what the commis sion virtually, hold, they are engaging in the business every day with the knowledge of the commissioners, as em ployes of Sullivan & Grant, or in some arrangement-with them." "Have , the members of the present board . tendered their resignations to your: '1 have not been advised that any member of the board has resigned. If sucn resignations have beenhanded in, tney nave Deen rorwardca to Salem." , "Will it be possible for the board of commissioners .who' license sailor board- lnghouses to correct the evils existing In this portr ' Can Enforoa Xtaw. There Is absolutely no question about their power to do so. The present board can do it Their successors, if they re sign, can do It. Whether they or their successors have the disposition to do it remains to be seen. , I am positive about the ability of, the board to regulate the abuses of this port, because the act creating the-commission empowers its members to revoke licenses issued by them at any time, upon satisfactory evi dence that any law of the state is being violated. ; If . the sailor boardlnghouse keepers are taught to know that their lloenses will be revoked tor violation of the state laws, they will unquestionably conduct themselves with propriety and observe in all respects the laws of the state: The sailor boardlnghouse law Is a step in the right direction, and if there are defects In it they will be ascer tained .when the law is honestly-attempted to be enforced, and subsequent legislative bodies can correct such de fects from time to time. The decision of the supreme court Is right, and its effect will be most salutary to this com munity. " "It would be better If no person oi firm should be licensed to engage in the1 sailor boarding-house than to have : a monopoly set up and maintained by the officers of the law. If left alone the mas ters of ships could secure crews with out the assistance of any licensed boarding-house keeper." , E. W. Wright, president of the board, states that he has tendered his resigna tion. 8. M. Mears and Herbert Holman say they have the matter under advise ment, and declare that the probabilities are they will follow the lead of Mr, Wright , ' , . LITTLE PROGRESS IN THE BOWERS TRIAL ' 8n Franelsoe Bureau of The Journal.) -San Francisco, Jan. IS. But little progress was made In the Bowers trial today. At the opening of court Chief of Police Wlttman recalled the identified specimens of the handwriting of the ac cused. - When arrested Mrs. Bowers was requested by the chief to write several words. This writing Is said to cor respond with the writing on the pre scription calling for an ounce of arsenic. Wittman stated that be was no export, but -could easily see the similarity of the handwriting. H. F. Peterson, the drug clerk, who says that h-sold the arsenic to Mrs. Sutton, Mrs. Bowers' sister, was alsd recalled.. He was ex cused after repeating the same testi mony he gave yesterday about Mrs. Sut ton buying the poisan. Thomas Kytka, the handwriting expert was on the stand and occupied it the remainder of the day. He exhibited - the - enlarged specimens of the handwriting of Mrs, Bowers and also the enlargement of the prescription in question. 7 . He argued at great length that Mrs. Bowers had writ ten the prescription. tTSPOBTCHATB TOtTVO HOBO. (Journal Special Sorrlee.) - Kalama, Wash., Jan. . 13. Frank Hutchinson, a very well dressed hobo, aged-22 -years,' who gives his address at Bangor Me., fell off the brake beams of the O. R. A N. freight this morning. Injuries necessitating the amputation of his right leg. He was taken 'to the Van couver hospital. " , SKXPKEVT TOO BXAX&. , No additional cargo could be received and James Laldlaw A Co. have decided not to accept the offer from the govern ment to transport 2,000 tons of oats and hay to Manila. . cowboy anrscxAXf stabs ajtd BADGES MISSIJrO HOT APTEB VEST COHVENnOW ABB . BEAD STTBB THET WXX.X. WIB POB EXi PASO DELEGATES , JOTTUL. Texas is here! ' ' - Twenty-three cattlemen and ranchers of El Paso, Tex., arrived in Portland last night something like 48 hours be hind time, with no cowboy band. They are' determined, however, to capture the next National Livestock convention. They control 200 votes in the meeting and they smile when they say;,v - "Better late than never and we guess we'll take that 1905 convention." "But," some one remarked, "San Jose isa ahead of you. Her i representatives have already won oyer all the other dele gates."..., : v., -".;, . '.i-.!:.-, ' ''Not much " responded H. P. Noake.- a business man of El Pasoand a member othe.Texas-Vdelegation,: 'California isn't in the race for a minute. Even old Denver can't stand before the people from the Lone Star state." Many are the excuses and explanations given by the Texas aa to why they were so late' in arriving and why they failed to bring the much-looked for cowboy band. San Jose' is accused of attempting to wreck the train, or of "standing in" with the railroad and having the delegation sidetracked somewhere. But these sto ries are not believed, for the men who made possible the peach tree scale have been too busy, distributing samples of prunes to spend any time wrecking trains. .-. ; Thero are 12 regular. delegates in the delegation but they carry such a formid able array of proxies that they feel sure of securing the next animal meeting. "we don t need no band," remarked a tall, bewhlskered El Pasoan, "except the one on our hats, but that's a Joke. We would have brought our musicians with us but the fiesta is on and we could not aecure their services." However, it is gossip about the- Portland hotel. Bald to have started from the headquarters of the St Joseph, Mo., stockyards head quarters, that the band missed the train somewhere In the American desert and is, straining Its lungs playing 'The Yal- ler Rose of Texas" to the Indifferent sand dunes. ' . Because of the lateness of their train the Texans secured a daylight' ride through Oregon and along the Columbia. "That is a magnificent river." remarked W. B. Latta, a prominent member of the delegation. "If Texas only had it the Lone Star state would be the most pro ductive Spot on the face of the earth. It is anyway. But in all-seriousness, if the Rio Grande had the water of the Columbia, the problem of the reclama tion of arid laralwould be solved. Aside I from wanting the 1J05 convention, the Texas delegation is also interested in irrigation and we are here to Interest the ' National Livestock association in that great question and. to secure all the assistance in the matter we can. "We lost our badges some place," he continued, t'and - if -they - don' t -r arrive shortly we will have more printed here in Portland, for we Intend to advertise our city and state. We have eight rail roads and two more In process of con struction; ' ''' , v.,' :.'!,";.'.:,,,','..,. "When the 'stockmen come to El Paso next year they will see a beautiful city of 60,000 inhabitants, and just across the Rio Grande the Mexican town of Ciudad Juarez, with a population of 15,000. "We will entertain the delegates and visitors with an excursion over the Mexi can Central railroad to Chihuahua" but that's not the way Mr. Latta pronounced it "Which Is one of the most famous cattle sections of the world. The Mexi can town of Ciudad Juarez has a fine bull ring one of the best In Mexico and this peculiar sport of our Latin neighbor is always Interesting to Amerlcajna" The Texas delegates are: H. P. Noake, a leading manufacturer, who Is the repre sentative of the chamber of commerce and chairman of the delegation; T. -R, Jones,' vice-president and secretary of the El Paso Union Stockyards company; W, B. Latta, a real estate man, who repre sents the El Paso Evening News; C. M. Newman, E. M. Bray, J. W. Fisher, -A. Courchesne, J. F. Williams, R. C. Loomls, B. F. Hammett J. H. Nations. J. 11 Russell, T. J. Klmberlln, C H. Bean and G. P. Robinson, . JERRY SIMPSON ON THE WAR CLOUD "My sympathies are with Japan." said Hon. , Jerry Simpson of New Mexico, whtf is In attendance at the Livestock convention, in speaking of the possibil ity of a war between Russia and Japan, and while I do not think such a war meritorious, still I should much prefer to see Korea governed by Japan. The Japanese are a progressive nation. Rus sia, to my mind, is a barbarous nation and unfit to rule any land." Continuing, Mr. Simpson said: "From a military standpoint . everything Is overwhelmingly in favor of Russia, still Russia has possessions that requires the presence of, a large military force and at home she is simply honeycombed with dissensions, which would develop into revolutions should the opportunity oc cur. It is accordingly Imperative that Russia keep an exceptionally strong mil itary force-within her border. . . ... "It Is hard to say what would be the outcome of a conflict between Japan and Russia, as I do not doubt that Eng land would step in and assist Japan were the fortunes of war going against her. This would give France a chance to step in, and thus complicate things, but I must say that I do not believe that Russia can ever invade or conquer Japan."'- .- - - In speaking upon the relations between Colombia and the United States, Mr. Simpson said: "I think It was due to the moral support accorded Panama by the United States that caused her to proclaim Independence, arid that we have taken dishonorably something that .we might have secured In an honorable manner, however much we may desire a canal by the Panama route. This pre dominates every other thought of those in power. The United States will insist upon building 'the canal and by the Panama route under the agreement made with Panama as a state." , -: 1 PXB ABD A PISTOL. , A. E. Jones says' he ordered apple, but Bert Templeton brought him mfnee pie. That was In House's restaurant last night When Jones politely but firmly declined to . receive the order, Templeton, he says, swore at him' in the presence of two women who were, with Jones. That stirred Jones up, bUjt the moment he showed, bis temper Temple ton, he-says, drew a revolver, declared himself sole arbiter of the Die Question and the language in House's restaurant and threatened to kill Jones.- Jones se cured a warrant in the municipal court this-morning and. detective Welner ar rested Templeton-:... . v w MATOB, ALDEBMEW ABD B'OXLDXH'G COKUXSSXOir MUST TELL I WHY LAWS WEBB NOT EHPOBCED KABBXSOBT KJJfEW OP PACTS A XOHTK AGO, ' ' t ' i-- ' ' . (Journal Special Set-rice.) "- Chicago, i, Jan,- 13. Mayor Harrison. Fire Marshal Musham, the aldermen and Building Inspector Laughlln have been summoned by Coroner Trager to appear before the Jury this afternoon in the Iroquois holocaust inquiry. ' This fol lows the sensational charges made ' by Building Commissioner Williams - yes terday to the effeot that the city had only one " quarter oi - the number of In spector required, and ; that only the most ; superficial inspection ' could be made. Mayor Harrison will also be ex amined relative - to the' report : he re ceived . on, the theatres , in November, showing that all of them were violating the city ordinances. The coroner, will ask why the. .ordinances were not en forced as soon as " the discovery was made, Instead of turning the report over to the council, where it eventually landed in a pigeon hole. ' The continued testimony of the stage employes today corroborated the fact that practically, the sole available fire apparatus con sisted of two tubes of kllfyre, - which proved ineffectual.- " y- , Mayor : Harrison on the stand - this afternoon - admitted that he failed to take any action on Commissioner -Williams' report other than referring it to the council. He said It was the custom that all antiquated and impractical laws should not be enforced. : After the fire he looked into the matter and ordered the theatres closed. He said Chicago hasn't money enough to properly eon duct any department , - ; ALLEGED FORGER As dapper and Intelligent a prisoner as has faced Municipal Judge Hogue .In many a month was in court this morn ing in the person pf !. H. Norrline, charged with, uttering ..forged ctfecks. After pleading not guilty he. was sent back to jail. " : .,- It was only after an exciting chase yesterday afternoon that Patrolman T. E. Hammersley succeeded in arresting the suspect. Before Norrline was eaught the officer pursued htm four blocks and fired his revolver twice to frighten him. Shortly before 4 o'clock Norrline en tered the saloon of Henry Meyers, at East Alder street and Union avenue, and attempted to cash a check for 310, drawn on the Merchants' National bank of Portland and with the alleged signa ture of John H. Watts. ; The check was made payable to "Cash.". Mr. Meyers was suspicious and the attention of the policeman was called to the circum stances. - - On his person Norrline had a small sum of money and a book containing, at least ,25 checks, all signed In the same handwriting with the name of Watts and payable to "Cash." All were,, for 35 and 310. ..,.- . .. The prisoner says he is a draughts man and Civil engineer by prefesslon. and from San Francisco where he was bound on his way from Seattle. In the note book the name of Watts; and the address, 747 Tillamook street were found as well as the names of the of ficers and directors of. the Merchant's National bank. A letter in reply to his application for a position with the Wil lamette Steel & Iron Works was in his possession.; BIG WAVES IN - THE WILLAMETTE - While the river Is up to Its present stage tho steamboats plying back and forth do considerable harm that Is un avoidable. The waves they produce jar loose the piling around the docks and in many localities wash away the banks very materially. At many points the constant washing of the waves has ruined big tracts of valuable real estate, and for this reason the high-water season Is looked forward to with considerable misgivings. The more valuable waterfront has been pro tected by diking, but the piling In front of the decks Is always subject to rough treatment whenever the river Is high. One of the- prominent sawmill men at St. Johns says that the steamboats pass ing by there at the rate of 10 or 12 miles an : hour at, frequent Intervals during the day give him more annoyance than ail his other troubles combined. They keep the waves constantly rolling up against the banks of 'his property and portions of It are carried away .to the seSvl He has a house on his land. At the time It was built he states it was fully 30 feet from the river bank. Now It Is about five feet and unless he does some diking soon the structure Is likely to be carried away by tha turbulent waters be fore the June rise Is ended. He attributes tha washing away of the bank entirely to the waves set In motion by the steam boats. . ELECTRIC CURRENT THROUGH HANDCUFFS Two county prisoners riding In a City A- Suburban street car to the rock pile yesterday morning were burned by a current of electricity. The two men were handcuffffed together, and one took hold of a trass knob and received a strong .shock, which was transmitted -to his fellow prisoner through the irons. Both suffered burns In thelf hands and on their wrists. MABTJfE BOTES. Astoria-, Jan. 13. Arrived - down at 8:80 a.- m., steamer Columbia. Arrived down at 8:80 a. m., steamer Oregon. Arrived down at 10:30 a. m., British bark Andorlnha. ' -'Astoria, Jan. 12. Left up at 2:15 p. m., steamer Aurella. v t Astoria, Jan. 18. Condition of the bar at 8 a, w obscured; wind south; weather rainy and foggy, v ' San Francisco, Jan. 18. Sailed at 11:1B a. -m., steamer George Av. Elder for Portland. Astoria, Jan. 13. Left up at 12:30 p. m., schooner Gardner City. , hi jv9t obb jtsbob. . Chlcagd, Jan. 13. Another, panel of 100 men was exhausted this afternoon in an attempt to secure Jurors for the carbarn bandits' trial. Only onei has been secured thus far. The court re versed yesterday's order and permitted Mamie Dunn to resume her seat In the courtroom..,-.-.,...- ,. . ... ...- ... RAN FOUR BLOCKS SPECIAL 8ESSX0B- IB ADYABCB OP , TXB AWinjAL MEETXHG TOMOB- BOW MIGHT AMOTWT TQ BE - SPEBT ABD THE WAT OP BAIS- X0 XT ABB VITAL QUESTIONS. The Taxpayer's' league held a special session yesterday afternoon in the office , of Secretary Goldsmith and talked over the:', question of school appropriations, which will be definitely decided tomor row night at the annual meeting in the High School building. r , The officials of the league decline to be quoted for publication, but they are ' said to have reached an understanding which will be formulated in the sug- ' geatlons to be made to the 'meeting to morrow night' The school clerk's re port will also be read. It will show the , amount and methods of expenditures , during the past year. -, 1 5 ' The sentiments of a majority of the influential men in the Taxpayers' league, is saldltobejrayprable-4o-a large " spe cial levy, it necessary, but adverse to "! bonding the district Several of these officials, as already stated have had considerable correspondence touching tha Seattle bonding- plan and the- reply ap- ., pears to be unfavorable to the -scheme. It is also urged that -a. special levy of an extra : 3 r mills would not be ac counted an excessive - burden at pres ent and would leave the district without any more outstanding indebtedness, ' There was to have been a special meeting of the principals-of tha pub lic schools this afternoon, but School Superintendent Rlgler being ill, a notice was sent out announcing that the meet- -tag had , been abandoned. ' . The annual session tomorrow evening will be called to order promptly at 7:80 ' o'clock. , The subject is said to be one that should interest every citizen and a large attendance is desired. .- - ; One official was asked today' what ha thought about the -.bonding proposition- and his reply --was: v "I do not think that a special election ' will be called on the plan to bond tha district' I am of the opinion that tha.1 league, or a majority of the members, will, suggest a special levy to secure ' the 'amount of '.money - necessary and ., that they will suggest further that the ' levy be large ' enough - to complete all the 'work required to put the schools - in a thoroughly habitable and sanitary condition. , vThat means at least 1163,- 000, as named by the liberals, and will be between IVt and 8 mills." PORTLAND, WOMEN TENDER RECEPTION Within the portals of the Portland hotel Is gathered this afternoon the acknowledged - leaders of society and Portland's representative women. The occasion of this gathering Is the recep tion' tendered the visiting ladles of the National livestock convention "by the women Of Tortland. The parlors are most beautifully decorated : with palms placed' along the walls and banked In corners, making cosy little nooks and with a profusion of Oregon grape and holly scattered throughout the rooms, and with the soft entrancing music per vading the room, the orchestra hid den among the palms and the soft' rays ' of light over all. what wonder If the vis- ltors thought themselves In fairyland, and the beautiful women elaborately gowned, fairy godmothers. The guests began to arrive promptly at 8 o'clock and .were met at the door by a butler, who announced . the visitor's name to Mrs. C. F. Martin, .wife of the secre tary of the Livestock association and by her presented to Mrs, Rose Hoyt. chairman of the reception committee. Mrs. A. L. Craig, standing--first in the line of the committee, received the guest from Mrs. Hoyt and presented her to the next of the committee on her left and so on along the line of the com-' mltteo until each one of-the committee had shaken hands and welcomed the guest Following is a Hat of the ladies present serving as members of the re ception committee: , Mrs. A. L. Craig, Mrs. Chamberlain, Miss Williams, Mrs. H. E. Jones, Mrs. H. W. Good, Mrs. Ht E, Reed, Mrs. Millis, Mrs. Ernest Bross, Mrs. R. Scott. Mrs. Coburn, Mrs. Brannlck, Mrs. H. H. Hoag, Mrs. G. W. Bates, Mrs. H. C. Wortman, Mrs. pevers, Mrs. Robert Mc Cracken, Mrs. II. M. Adams,. Mrs. Mears, Mrs. Plttock, Mrs, James Jackson, Mrs. McGutre, Mrs. G. W. Lamberton, Mrs. H. H. Northrup, Mrs. A. T. Webb. Mrs. J. W. Hill, Mrs. B. a Pague.' Madam Von Bolten, Miss Spauldlng. Mrs. Tyler Woodard, Mrs. Blumauer, Miss Barnes, Mrs.- J. IL Page, Mrs. Malarkey, Miss Grace W. Ross, Mrs. Breyman, Mrs. Evans, Mrs. Steinbach, Mrs. P. J. Mann, Mrs. Baruh. Mrs. Hazen, Mrs. Jensen, Mrs. Cartwrlght Mrs. Townsend, Mrs. Dalton, Mrs. Wisdom, Mra Lutke, Mrs. Dr. Cardwell, Mrs. Kruse, Mra. Custer, Mrs. Meurnan. Mra. Povey,.Mlsa Dosch, and Miss KUlen. : Refreshments were served during tha afternoon. Much praise is due Mrs. Flora L. Collette, chairman of the com mittee on music : Mrs. W. A, Mears. chairman of the committee on decora tions. v'. , ., . .-.- . Besides the reception ' given at the Portland hotel, Mrs. W. S. Ladd and daughter are entertaining a large com pany of ladles at cards, many having been guests at tha reception earlier la tha day.. . , . ... SENATOR WARREN' , . BACK TO CONGRESS Francis E. Warren, United States sen ator from Wyoming, who succeeded himself as president of the National Woolgrowers' association, left last night for, Washington, D. C, where a press of congressional , business ' demands his return. ; ; v '. . - He was much pleased with the con vention and also with the city of Port land, He expressed regret that ho could not stay longer. Mr, Warren was glad that the woolgrowers had so successful a meeting, and said he was pleased to listen to so many interesting talks and to see the Interest manifested by the delegates. ..::' '. ST. J08EPH ETOCKTAKDS. 1 Booth St. Joicpta, Mo., Jan. J.1. Clrxu; The rrwlit ihowi. Hogs, 6,300: cattle, 18,000. The rattle market wis mottly 10c higher. The fnl It wln priced ruled: Natiten, $3.!W(ii4.8o: Texan and Wenternera. -I3.0OW4.85; ciiwa and heifer, tl.B0ftt4.2fi; bulla and ataav, $3.00(4.50; yearlings and caWea, 82.(1014. Ifi; ttnrkera and feeder. i2.7Kfg4.2fi; veala, 2.25(QS.5o. Hnira were loe to 15c hither. All grndea, 14. 00(21. US: bttlk of aalea, 4.feti,-g5- ' gAir rsANoisco looit hocks, "' . - ' . !' Baa Franctaeo Jan. 18, 10.30 a. m. : Rprlng Valley Water . .".i. 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