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VOL. IV. NO. 238. ,
U. S. Senator John H
IVITTE RESIGNS BUT CZAR TEARS UP
WPAPiER AND THROIVS IT AT Hin
' of Need Bloodshed in Central Russia -Millions .of Strik- .
ers Arming Mutinies Increase. J . " : ' ; f s
. . j . '(jflj gptcii Berries.)
St Petersburg. Dec. : Count Wltte
yesterday handed the csar his resigna
tion as premier. A . sensational scene
ensued. In which the csar, after reading
the resignation,! tore4 the paper.to .bits
which ha flung at .Wltte's feet and said,
angrily: ' .''-.'.-'
"Are.' you .such a poor patriot that
: you will desert me in this hour of mis
fortune? . Tou must remain in office
until I see fit to relieve you."
. The emperor turned -sharply and left
Witts standing In the middle of the
chamber. Later the csar told an Inti
mate that he would have been glad to
'. get lid Of Witte, but that the count was
Indispensable untll the crisis was over.
Count Wltte is very much dissatis
fied with the treatment he has received
from his Imperial master. His author
ity Is so limited that he feels It Is be
, yond. his power to restore order. Pub
" ' lie confidence In the government is fast
n waning. The revolution. Is gaining
strength on every hand. Mutinies are
i reported in Increasing numbers smong
the troops. Lawlessness is on the in
i crease. :;-- .'-
f Bloodshed la Interior.
Terrible .bloodshed Is impending In
' central Russls. Ths strike committee
controls 6.0VO,000 men, . one third of
STOLE $50; HISSED $25,1100
- 1H OVERCOAT POCKET
Tacoma Man . Seeing Sights of
Great City Calls on Strange '
- Lady and h Robbed. "t -
' (Joornsl gpeclsl gerrlce.) . . "' :
New Tork, Deo. I. Herman Ooeta bt
Tacoma, head of the Asphalt Paving
company of that city, who . Is here on
his way to Europe, told In the Torkvllle
police court that he waa robhetr- on
' Lexington avenue .of $5 by thieves,
' who were frightened off before they got
125,000 In-English money, several hun
dred dollars In American money and his
Inwelry.- . . -'"'t. '. " ' ''-
Ooeta met Mary Delaney In a restaur
ant at ths Imperial hotel, and she In
vited htm to call. When he called he
-left his overcoat, containing his walltt
and $16,000 In English money. In ' the
parlor. While In another room he heard
a noise In the parlrtr. jnd Investigating
found that his overcoat had been moved,
but nothing was missing but a 150 bllL
The Delaney woman and others about
the place were arrested, but -released for
lack of evidence. .,
POWERS AND SULTAN
MAY REACH COMPROMISE
Jwra1 Special -Berries.)
Constantinople, Ieo. t. The ambas-
sailors Of Ths pnwars have been submit
ted amendments made by the sultan' to
ths original demands, and It is believed
s compromise will- be effevtert In a few
rtnys on Hm question of Macedonia's
fl mini liil control.
lnto7a State of Coma
MitcK-'V Who Died This'
Cannot Desert, Him In His Hour
whom, sre already ; armed,
still entering the country
- The ravages of peasants In the Baltlo
provinces have driven the land owners
to Bt. Petersburg In a pitiable state of
destitution. ' Possessions and family
heirlooms have been destroyed and ap
propriated. - Lands are being forcibly
occupied and wealthy owners sre being
' Revolutionists when acting as work
men ' delegates or asi a revolutionary
committee divide the authority with the
nominal government,, but are receiving
the lion's share of the power.
Cabinet Ministers Bestf '..'.
- The railroad 'strike Is spreading. It
Is now general throughout - southern
Russia. Mora strikea are reported at
Warsaw. Mutiny la stated to be Im
pending at Lods. The telegraphers are
remaining firm. ' An official statement
Shows that - 8,000- persona hsvs been
killed at Odessa since the beginning of
the trouble. The killings and plunder
In its continue night and day
The fnllitary commanders from all
parts of the empire are requesting per
mission to resign. " Minister of War
General Rudiger and M. Durnovo, min
ister of the Interior, have both asked
the emperor to be allowed to resign.
T TWO BOYS
Cow Injured, Five Blooded Bucks
' Killed and Youth Shot in .
' - Hand Near Colfax.
. Colfax, Wash., Dec. S. At ths farm
of II. S. Holllngsworth, near hers, yes
terday, five head of sheep were shot
snd killed, a cow ahot through the leg
and two boys ware shot at, one being
hit In the hand by a .fl-caliber bullet
' The sheep, killed were valuable bucks
end were ahot several times. Three
were killed outright and two died dur
ing the night. The cow is a thorough
bred Jersey and a valuable milch cow,
The boys evidently tried to shoot her
through the udder, but missed snd the
bullet struck her In the leg. She Is
badly ' Injured and may have to be
Two sons of Farmer Cole, living near
the Holllngsworth ranch, wers walking
along the road when both. were shot at.
One bullet passed through the hat. pt
one of the boys, whtls the. other re
ceived a severe wound In the hsnd.
The shooting is believed to have been
done by two boys living near the scene
and strong evidence has been secured
against them.. One Is a notoriously bad
boy, who has been' in trouble before.
The neighbors are. Intensely Indlgnsnt
over the affair and have railed . upon
the authorities to make a thorough In
vestigation. , ' ' " f '
, aia Buffalo Tire.
- Ruf fata, N- T Deo. i. Shops at ths
tTnlnn Drydock company and Erie fall
road's freight house were, destroyed by
fire this morning-, wlUj 1100,009 loss. .
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY
Infections of Salt Solution Keep the Spark of Life in His Body
Until This Morning Troubles of Recent Years Weaken His
Vitality Beyond Possibility of Sustaining Any Shock.
At Il:SO O'clock this morning- United
States Senator . John H. Mitchell was
summoned from the honors (tod troubles
of a long- life. - . - '
Death came, unannounced to the aged
statesman and removed blm before he
uttered a parting word. Decline was
gradual, but swift, a profound coma
quickly following bleeding from a den
tal operation and death ensuing me
coma In a few hours. ... ,
. Yesterday afternoon at 1:10 o'clock
Senator Mitchell was conveyed : to the
Good Samaritan hospital.
"Back aaaln." he remarked feebly out
cheerfully to Superintendent Emily L.
Loyerldge. A- few quiet words passed
and the senator was supported- to room
11 on the first floor..
Dr. Emll Pohl, who had been attend
ing the senator after a dental opera
tion In the offlca of Dr. Wise In the
Falling building, summoned other phy
sicians to. his aid. Dr. A. J. uiesy. Dr.
George F. Wilson and Dr. Wiley ware
all called In consultation. The two
former wers old friends of the senator
and were familiar with his infirmaUves.
: Unconscious at 10 p. m.
" Bleeding- continued, despite many ef
forts after resetting the hosplUl. The
senator was . conscious . until about t ;
Impressive Scenes in Hallway
and in Chamber Mark Peace
ful Ending of Senator's
Career Never Rallied. .
At the end of a long, dark hall In the
Good Samaritan hospital is a little
deep-set, door with the number II
painted on it. Outside the moving white
capped nurses tiptoed back and forth,
and clustered near were doctors, men
high In the councils of the nation and
Behmd the little door . lay Senator
John H. Mitchell, slowly sinking to his
last rest, . Bustling hospital attendants
moved less hurriedly when passing this
door today, nurses with, flashing instru
ments . stepped with unususl care, doc
tors from other death rooms psssed by
with softened tread.
All night and through the dragging
morning number It waa the center of
Interest for -a multitude of men, some
of whom had believed the name of
Mitchell stricken from their memory,
Relatives psssed within and came out
weeping; boys with flowers aenverea
their burdens to ths nurses and forgot
to whistle ss they departed; doctors
who had a moment to spars waited the
last word and old friends of the dying
msn betook . themselves to adjoining
rooms and renewed memories and told
Incidents of long ago.- , ,
Xnshed sUleaos Within.
Within the little room a hush pre
vailed that was. only broken by ths
labored breathing of the Senator and by
his occasional uneasy movements. At
his head stood the nurse who through
the long night had attended him; about
the foot of hia bed were grouped a few
close friends who had remained faith
ful through all hia recent troubles, snd
In a corner a. doctor kept. watch with
death. At I o'clock this morning strong
stimulants were given the patient and
then it was seen the fight was useless,
ss no response was given and thyS entire
body was dead to pain.
From ths beginning of the fatal at
tack" Senator Mitchell apparently made
no effort to battle with the last enemy.
His face even when he was conscious
bore the look Of one who has peered
Into the visage-of denth snd found him
a good friend. . Utter lassitude and
willingness' to submit marked bis final
moments of consciousness. . Shortly
after being tsken to the' hospital the
senator recognised - Dr. Glesy, a life
long friend, but In a short time he
passed Into a -state of coma from
which he did .npt . arouse, except at-10
o'clock last night, when he turned un
easily andvmad " a low request for
water. -1 . : . j. . . .
The first of the senator's relatives to
resch him was 'John W. Trice, a nephew
residing in Portland, and-'ahortly after
his nieces. Miss Ixittle Price snd Mrs.
Mary Berth," 'arrived. . Through the
morning the nieces waited by his bedside
for a sign of recognition but none came
and In an almost fainting condition
Miss Prloe was assisted from, the"room.
AJlen R. Joy, Mr. Mitchell's law part
ner, arrived early In the morning and
with Colonel Iavld M. Dunne watched
beside the senator faithfully. -Post'
master John Mlnto, Colonel, (1. Summers,
Wllllsm II. Oalvanl and the senator's
(ContlnutdVoa P'a Xwa)v.
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SCENES AT THE GAVEHOWORD CAREER CJIOST iiciii
' " H 0 Ji P ITA L 1) F PA R TIH& i iV TERES TIM G J " bokbhihg
EVENING, DECEMBER 8,
Last Night and Never Recovered Consciousness
Bleeding Following Drawing
Yesterday Caused Death.
v ... .
The cause of "Senator M4teheira" 4
death was diabetic coma. The
" great strain under which he had '
4 . been laboring and the great
- shock from the hemorrhage pre-
. clpltated the end. His conatltu- ."' 4
tional. condition existing with his ,
4 age made it Impossible, for him
t Mo through,
o'clock,, when his mind began wander
ing slightly. 'By 10. o'clock' he was m
the ! coma which continued until death.
Loss Of blood, light for one In health
and the vigor of life, kept telling on the
senator, his face paled rapidly and
feebleness wss quickly noticed.- Dia
betes has been an ailment of consider
able duration and left the patient an
easy prey to any complication. The
shock of the dental work and loss of
blood ensuing destroyed the balance
whWh sustained line and gave death an
easy victory. . ...' '
None -.of the senator's characteristic
combatlveness was evident In the last
struggle. Broken both - In spirit and
health, his resignation seemed cheerful.
Aged Man, Told That Condition
Is Serious, Makes No Fare
i well Statement, Last Words '
Being Request for Water
From the time that Senator Mitchell
began weakening t ths hospital, his
esse seemed hopeless. HO arrived there
at 3:10 In the afternoon and was placed
in room 11. where four attending phy
sicians worked with him steadily until
late In the evening. Drs. Wilson, Glesy,
Wiley and Pohl strove to master . the
complications that grew out of a de
bilitated constitution, diabetes and the
shock from ths dental work.
At t o'clock In the'afternoon the sen
ator became sentl-consdtous. His mind
seemed Incapable of grasping anything
that waS Occurring about him, yet he
poaaeased a semblance of his faculties.
This partial coma developed slowly un
til consciousness had completely passed.
In this condition the senator remained
with no movement of any muscle, not
even his lips. .
The trouble from the dental work
was -not from the first a hemorrhage,
but a slow ooslng of blood from ths
wound, which the physicians could not
check. -Owing to' the enfeebled condi
tion Of the senator, any loas of blood
whatever was quickly felt, and as this
light. trouble continued uncontrolled for
some' time, he wss not sble to rally. I
Xas Tomltlng . Spells.'
- By 10 o'clock In the 'evenlng'thedla-betlcTcoma-
had mastered thaasVd man.
As ho had not sufficient strength to ex
pectorate the blood from the dental
wound. It had accumulated In his
stomach, and a little after 10 o'clock he
vomited. The. same occurred sgaln St
10:80, at 12 and 12:10 o'clock, but did
not trouble the dying, man.. during the
late morning hours.
, Herolo work was done by the house
surgeons of the hospital all night and
morning.. Every three hours after the
extreme sinking spell strong hypoder
mic Injections were msde to rally the
fading strength of the senator. Noth
ing could be administered. In any other
wsy. After this treatment the pulse
responded for a short time, but begun
to fall again within an hour or two,
necessitating another stimulant.
About .the time that the senator
reached the. hospital his pulse was tt.
Last evening it began dropping rapidly
until It reached 70, Wherl the stimulants
began. Following such spplicatlon the
pulse would be . driven up to 100 and
once It went as high as lot.
.: Dlseoloratloa ef XJiass. '
This morning the dsrk discoloration
of the limbs from the -diabetic trouble
waa apparent, and soon this sign ef ad
vancing death : had reached the -body.
All morning . the attending phySlclsns
regarded ths Issue ss a matter of hours,
possibly minutes, as there was no hope
of any material rally. -
From the time that the senator began
sinking he suffered - no pain. ,- During
his seml-conerlouB hours there were
times wher. his face seemed to Indicate
4 slight anguish, but these quickly
passed, and the placid calm of "oblivion
pervaded sln. . .There was pot a per
ceptible tremor after the coma at 19
(Continued on Pag-a Two.)
1905. TWO SECTIONS 20
Not a word of complaint or Instruction
was uttered, and no farewell waa said.
Senator Mitchell succumbed with a
quiet submlsslveness that ; has never
marked any other contest, he waged
with fate or man. " . '
Dr.- Pohl acquainted the strloken man
with the seriousness of his condition
sfter the persistent bleeding and the
apparent danger of a dlabetlo coma
. Knew the Sanger.
. Senator Mitchell listened pasWely,
with scarcely- a perceptible, look of in
terest. He acquiesced in the suggestion
that he should be . taken to the hospi
tal, and sefcmed cheerful, both en routs
and -after reaohing that Institution.
But It waa clear that he. made a greater
effort to maintain the cheerful, mien
-than to rally against ills last and great
est foe. - By ths -time that Drs. Glesy
and Wilson- arrived Senator- Mitchell
had partly lost consciousness, and con
tinued sinking steadily. He was then
beyond the power of Imparting -thought,
for the lips that have thrilled national
assemblages wye moved without audi
ble sound. v . . . - -'
. Senator" MitcheILdled with-, fewof
'': (Continued, on Page Three.)
Mitchell's Delightful Personality,
Which Gained Him Thousands
of Friends, Enabled Him to
; Rise From Defeat and Win
John : H. Mitchell's career furnishes
til the elements that are required for
the construction of a romantlo novel.
Several times United States senator
from Oregon, leader of one of the pow
erful political organisations of the state.
known- personally to more men than
any other cltlsen of the commonwealth.
looked upon by his friends ss of win
ning personality, possessing wonderful
magnetism, central figure In suffrage
battles that ' lasted nearly half a cen
tury, object .of bitter opposition by re
lentless foes, not Infrequently defeated
and apparently permanently out of the
fight and then again triumphant. John
H. Mitchell's life history Is one that
cannot easily be duplicated or equaled
for absorbing Interest.
Senator Mitchell's tastes were essen
tially political. Immediately after com
ing to Portland In 1860 he entered pol
itics; he was elected city attorney the
succeeding year, 1801, and to the atate
cenate only a year later, in 18(12, the
first year of the civil war. He was
then a young man. He waa - born In
Butler, Washington county, Pennsyl
vanla. June 21, 1885, educated In the
publlo schools and later under a private
tutor, studied - snd practiced law, re
moved to California to practice his pro
fession In San Luis Obispo and San
Francisco, then moved northward with
the great body of pioneers who came
from the Golden Gate state to this lo
cality. : . ..
- - ; A Wlaalntf rsrsoaalltjv .
The ease with which Mr. Mitchell
won his way In polices city attorney
a year after coming here and president
of the stats senate a year later has
always been explained by his frtenda by
citing a winning personality, a magnet
ism, an accommodating nature, as rea
sons. Those who were closest to him,
many of whom were ssked about It to
day, Invariably add to their catalogue
of hls.aualltiea that, even when at
tacked by foes and In the midst of bit
terest political warfare, vlndlctlveness
was sbsent from his character.
"I was vsry elose to Senator Mitch
ell.t said one of his warmeat friends
today, "and now that he Is dead I won
der If it is not due to him to say some
thing ef a -quality which to me always
was a marvel. John H. Mitchell abso
lutely held no malice against any one.
I do not mean that he was a weak,
flabby, man who would not .fight.: Ha
was a good fighter; in fact, he never
knew what It was to entertain the
thought of accepting ttefeat. But I
never knew 'htm to express bitterness
toward those who fought him- relent
lessly for nearly half a century. He
was chivalrous to a degree, gallant to
ward his foes, generous toward sll men,
lacking in any ff ths elements that so
to make up the mean character
. " Was PorsoaaUy Popular. "
However opinions may differ as to
any of the warm encomiums passed by
his personal friends, thnre can be-no
dispute on the subject of his persnnnl
popularity. ' . " -
(Continued oa Page KtghV)
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Duchesa of Rochefoucald, One of the
,. . Daughters,
Agreements Must Be Signed Up by Property Owners for Prop
erty Needed Before Million Is Touched--To Continue Black
T Sand Experiments Brown Aids Fulton. .
(Joftrnd Special Rervlee.1
Washington. Dec. 8. Secretary Hitch-
cock, announcea that his apportionment
of $1,000,000 for the construction of the
Umatilla project is based upon the fol
First Thst a satisfactory agreement.
or agreements, be obtained, from the
owners of private property for ths ac
quisition of such property ss may be
necessary or required for the proper
construction of the project snd that no
part of ths moneys appropriated shall
be expended for construction purposes
or for the acquisition of canals, laterals
or other property until a satisfactory
agreement or agreements have been ob
tained and approved by ths secretary of
ths interior. ... , ..
Second That sufficient acreage - of
land under the project be pledged to
return to the reclamation fund all of
the moneya appropriated therefrom ,
An earnest effort is being msde by
western senators -and represents tlves
to secure the passage of an urgent de
ficiency bill prior to the holidaye to
appropriate 128,000 for: continuing ex
periments by the geological survsy of
ths blsck sands of western'- rivers at
Portland. Unless this appropriation Is
secured the experiments must .close
until the next fiscal year.. f
At an Informal conference of mem
bers of the senste committee on naval
stfalrs it was decided to provIde..for
only one new battleship Itf ths- nsval
b'll. The navy bureau asked lor three,
Secretary Bonaparte for two and the
president In his message suggests at
least one. Thecommlttee thinks naval
expansion is somewhst too rapid In
view of the difficulty of obtsliUns; of
ficers and men. The new vessel -will
be 18,000 tons. -
J. H. Brown of Portland, who Is here
supporting Senator Fulton's bill to
create a federal judicial court In China,
was notified today that the New York
chamber of commerce has strongly In
dorsed the bill. It Is believed this In
dorsement wtll materially assist Fulton
in securing the passage of jhe bllL . - I
Two MUlloaa to Bo Alloted fog Okaa
ogaa, Ttetoa and tmnyslde Projects,
(JcHmal Special Ssrvlee.)
Washington, Dec. 8. The Okanogan,
Tieton end Sunnystde Irrigation-projects
In Washington bid fair to be started at
an early date. Secretary Hitchcock has
expressed a willingness to an allotment
of ll.W0.80O In eastern Washington for
Irrigation, but" the delegation la not
content and la Insisting upon as addi
tional 1260,000 or ths whole sum rec
ommended by the reclamation service.
The president, -It Is said, will back the
Washington delegation In Its request for
the total allotment. ,
L-.' POSTAL .SHAKE-UP.
OoagnssieSi Ssottea Over Placing Post,
masters oa Olvtl errlos Basis.
OiernSl Special S,.rrl
Washington. - lieo. .-r Hwiatora an !
representatives are greatly upti-i-c.I
over the threaten-'! enr-utive or-l'-r I '
Ins presMi-nt li. I OM rn'-UMi i n t . . .
'-ivl.- g..r'ei-Mm llt II li " '
f-.it !- '-'r i il i
Senator's Two 'Surviving
masters Into four classes, ranging from
excellent to poor, " without regard to
length of service. The postmasters of
the first two classes will not be re
iftoved on the requisition of senators or
representatives except on tho filing and
prpvtng'of written chargea.
.. In the cases of third and fourth class
postmasters whose standing la not of
the best, the department wtll be open
to some suggestions from senators and
vuiiKmimeii n m rvmimiiK
This does not suit the senators at all.
They have been free heretofore to re
move postmasters, snd are disposed ti
regard the new order as a distinct blow ,.
to their prerogatives. Congressmen are .
more excited than the senators ss ths
postofflcea sre personal plums Witt
which to psy poltttcal debts.
SENATE RATE BILL.
. -, . ;
Measure-Differs Materially From Axf
.. Bill Heretofore la Confuse. . -.
(Jnimil Rneet.1 Sei ,'. 1
'Washington, Dec. 8. According to ai
Administration member of the commit
tee that baa In hand the railroad regu-'
in t Ion rate bill that Is to be Intro
duced, the bill to be prepared by the
senate committee on Interstate com
merce -will differ very materially from
any of the measures of a like charac
ter that have as yet been proposed or
Introduced. .The power to be glvea the
commission will ss the question now
stands be along this line: ,
First The power shall be exercise,!
only on complaint. ,
Second In Its exercise the com mis-.
mi.ii sunn urw uiux wiin m currier
complained of. thereby excluding from
Its consideration Questions which-srlse
ss to ths adjustment of rates between
distant sections of the country .and In
dependent railroad systems. .
Third The power conferred will ex
tend only to rstos which the commis
sion finds unreasonable or- unreason
ably discriminating, snd to the practices
or the road which relute to such rates.
Fourth Th remedr will lie la the
power of the com m I -m I on to prescribe
maximum reasonable rates. -
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' Improved Salem Buildings.'' ,
1 (JoarnalptcUi Ssrvlce.l
Washington, Dec. 8. A bill snoro-
prlating $5,000 for grading and finishing
the grounds around the publlo bullilinxs
St Balem will be Introduced by Hvnator
Fulton at an early date.
TWO MEM CHARGED WITH
ROBBING EUGENE FARMER
perfl rilM t The Jiml
Fugene, Or., l-c, Two hi. (" sre
held by the officers Ijere nauinns- '"
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