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Reports and Takes
on Important Affairs
LEAVE A SURPLUS.
I Bund Was Accepted Of.
Ht Duties Left to the
Fire Committee win
i on Building Tower for
Luncil met lost night and
) bonus or mo vuy u unw
ind placed uy uie jiu
50,000. anil this amount
by Mr llauillton last
or his couauct or ue
Lter of tho tax levy was
ttp, and as was stated lasi
I levy was piaceu u.i i
lualnst mills levied last
i mltter of the expenses oi
the lat year was ex-
, tho council by Recorder
d. and the lovy was made
beb discussion. It was the
s council to place too lovy
iblo, but It was Uiougbt
i few dollars surplus n
Uom of the expenses of
tad for that reason it was
better to place tho tax at 7
1 of 6 or 6H. which might
I enough money for actual
t hare left the city In debt
1 of the yew.
license was Issued to
Ooodman upon their
i of their bond and ccrtl-
i Commissioner Abolished.
tie chief matters of Interest
meeting was the discus-
lie abolition of the office '. f
nlssloncr. When the new
kct Into olllcc the matter of
fctment of a new Btreet com-
nu passed up for a time,
fold officer held over. Last
( never, a resolution was pre
I three of the council to tho
: the office be donu uway
pi Hi "ommLseionor be paM
! time of his discharge.
alter caused some dlscus-
Iru evidently tho opinion of i
lir and of one or two of the
lilt the city was In need of j
pices of tho officer at this 1
I as It was In tho summer. I
:tfio vote was taken It stood
abolition of the office and
f-'taw moved that the resolu-
ppted, and In his remarks
t we city had been to great
the summer months
twork and that the streets
' m a had condition, and
t could bo done with them
ttime. or at leant until thn
tared In tho spring. It was
"i the city to save money
'ny possible, and for these
wished the office done
possesses a steam fire engine, which
is uuiu in reserve for emergency
Tho city has bought $1,027.75 worth !
of apparatus during tho year, and 'ta
running expenses have amounted to
$2,196.28, which amount Includes tho
water rent of $1,200. Tho total ,.v.
penso of the department for the year
has boon $3,322.03.
During the year tho department 1ms
responded to 16 flre alarms, at which
a total damage of $12,000 was sus
talnod by tho city, tho largest indi
vidual loss being $4,500.
GOV. CUMMINGS' MESSAGE.
Makes Charges of Extortion Against.
Des Moines. Jan. 14. Governor'
ummings mossago, delivered this
afternoon, is a sensation. It recom
mends that $24,000 which ho alleges
former State Auditor Mcrlam mulcted
from eastern Insurance companies us
fees for alleged examinations, bo re
funded. He says Merriam and in.
'surnnco Examiner Dehlor conducted
a systematic camualcn of PYtnrt Inn
for personal pain.
Not a Playhouse in Chicago
Was Conducted According
to the City Laws.
CONTENDS FOR A
South Carolina Member Opens
a, Question That is a New
Issue in Congress.
HAD ONE-QUARTER NUMBER
OF INSPECTORS REQUIRED.
Santa Monica. Cal.. Jan 11 i
Sawteli'F branch bank at Santa Mon-'
lea was robbed last night of $200 1
cash and a small amount of securi
Only Superficial Examinations Were
Possible Two Tubes of Kilfyre the
Only Defense Against Fire at the
Iroquois Testimony Reflects Upon
Mayor Harrison Chicago Is Hard
Up In Every Department.
New German Consulates.
Berlin, Jan. H. A. committee of
the Reichstag today decided to es.
tablish German consulates at Atlanta,
Seattle, New Orleans and St. Paul.
Chicago, Jan. 14. Wheat opened
S7. closed 86.
i Chicago, Jan. U. Mayor Harrison,
Fire Marshal Mustuim, Alderman
Mayer and Hulldlng Inspector
l.aiighlln hau- been summoned by
Coroner Trigger to appear before the
Jury this afternoon In tht
ASKS FOR APPROPRIATION
OF 24,000.000 DOLLARS.
Ingenious Argument to Prove That
the Proper Expenditure of That
Amount Would Be a Measure of
Economy Declares That Cost of
Transportation Would Be Reduced
on Highways Sixty Per Cent
CLALLAM MADE NO
EVIDENCE ADDUCED AT
Captain Roberts Refused to Take Pas
sengers From Clallam Onto His
Tucj All Who Were Rescued Were
Taken From the' Water Other
Steamers Were Distressed Major!,
ty of Those Lost Were Women and
Children in Boats.
Washington, Jnn. H. Latimer, of
South Carolina, made it speech In the
Feiifttc ttmay In advocacy of his bill
creating a bureau of highways and
carrlW appropriations of $24,000,-
Iroquois ' o(10. J
I H said this amount shmiM h dl.
Inquiry follows tho sensational ' vlde'd equally between tno states and
charges made by llulldlng Coinmib- territories according to population,
Humer imams yesterday to me cr-, the minimum allotmont being $250,000
feet that the city has only one qunr-' to any state havlnc less than 750.000
tcr the number of Inspectors required Inhabitants. It further provides that
and that only the most superficial 'n-' any state or territory receiving such
spectlons could be made. j benefit must contribute dollar for
Two Tubes of Kilfyre. dollar from Its own treasury, thus
Mayor Harrison will be examined , "biiaK fund. '
relative to the report be received on : ,Mr lUr declared this would
theaters in November, showing that J,,ac0 a BU,rp.,,' "J Government
all were violating the city ordinances. I rTVr' t,f :cy00-00?. ;wb'
ITne coroner will ask why tho ordl-i " "? " "--"'"
nn ,1.. nf,i oo' He declared It wrong to hoard the
the discovery was made, Instead of ' """V.,11 J" ?"a,
ti.rin ..n..rt ... , .v,,. ,.. to Jneet tne public debt before lKi
council where it evidently landed !n , a V'urrent expenses aro all provld-
n l,l...nn l,lo e" .0r-
llf, contended that better roads aro
a national necessity and proper object
Ah the rivers-and
harbors are Improved, so should bo
CHANGING THEIR POLITICS.
Winston Churchill and Other Conser.
vatlves to Be Free Traders.
Liverpool, Jan. 14. Tho Post today
iisscrta that whon parliament opens,
Winston Churchill, conservative, will
bdeomo nn Independent free trader,
and that several other conservatives
will probably follow his example.
St. Louis Aldermen are Still Under
Fire by Folk.
St. r.ouls, Jan. 14. Attorney Folk
Is making nn Investigation Into the
statement that a new combine com
posed of fifteen members In thohoura
delegation demnnded $15,000 for the
passage of tho pneumatic tube bill.
TO EXTRADITE ABELL.
He Will Fight Being Brought From
Canada to the U. S.
Welland, Out. Jan. II. When tho
court convenes this afternoon tho
Judge will order tho extradition of
Jnmes Abed, tho New Yorker who
Impersonated Goelet and became en
gaged to Eleanor Anderson. Abeel's
attorney will take nn appeal Immed
iately to the higher court at Toronto.
Southwestern Harness Men.
Waco, Tcxns, Jnn. 14. Tho conven
tion of the southwestern saddlers and
harness makers' association which
began 'n Waco today Is the largost
meeting over held by the organiza
tion. Many questions of interest to
tho trade nro scheduled for discus
sion during tho several days the con
vention will bo In session.
Yet There Aro Many Chances
for War to Break Out Be
tween Japan and Russia.
CLOSED TO SHIPPING.
Russia Must Modify Her Demands Or
War Will Be Certain Japan Will
Not Tolerate Such 4 Thing as 'A
Neutral Zone ' Around Korea, and
Expects Russia Will Back Down
A Settlement Not Far Off,
:F0R REFORM IN
Chicago Short of Money.
Mayor Harribon on the stand ad
mitted he failed to take action on
Commissioner William's report other
Vlrtnrln II P Inn U At the enr. luau "'"""K 'O uiu luuucil. Mil.
oner's Inquest Into the deaths of vle-l" V'"," c"St?U! ,bat ?" "luf
. um! Imnrni'Krnl Inws clinnlil nnf lio
Urns of tho Clallam, which commenc-
a pigeon hole
Continued testimony liv slairo rm
r .. A 4.. . i in
:i . - M""-,thi. highways.
iwucuku, I It,, .loflor,.,! ,, ..,rai. .net ,.f
transportation per ton over a mile of
dirt road in America Is 25 cents,
vhllo in Europe on roads Improved
It Is 10 cents.
Ho denied that the government Is
liable to be bankrupted by such a
od today, evidence waB given by Ed
ward Lannon, of A.ontana. that no
distress signals were made by the
About -I o'clock, au hour after the
women and children and those In the
boats with them had been drowned, a
steamer passed within a mile of tho
sinking steamer, whose fires had al
ready been put out by tho Inrubh of
water. No attempt was made to at
tract the attention of the vessel.
Whon the tug HolyoUo picked 'ip
the ClaJlam. about 10 o'clo;!:. a r.u'r
bcr of passengers asked Captain
Itobcrts to put them on the tug. but
he refubed. The sea had gono down
and Impractical laws should not be project. Ho said $1,000,000,000 would
enforced. 1 put all tbo main road; In good condl-
After the lite he looked Into the tlon and require from tho government
matter and ordered the theaters but $60,000,000 per year for 10 years.
closed. He says Chicago has not '
money enough to properly conduct WATER CARNIVAL.
any department. J ,
Trying to Shirk Responsibility. Great Affair In Honor of Commission-
Chicago, Jan. 14. Hulldlng IiiBpec- er Taft at Manila.
DIRECT NOMINATING PRI-
MARY LEAGUE ORGANIZED.
Same Reform Forces That Carried
Initiative and Referendum to Sue.
.cescful Termination, start Another
Equally as Important Movement
A. L. Mills, Portland Banker, Pres.
Ident; W. S. U'Ren, Veteran Re.
I'ortlind, Jan, 14. Tho reformers
who launched ami carried the Initia
tive and referendum amendment
through In Oregon, have started an
other movement of equal Interest and
ns far-reaching results as that and
the initial steps wcro taken In this
city yestprday afternoon.
Now York, Jnn, 11. A special from
Port Arthur states thnt the Japaneso
aro leaving. Moro thnn 100 left Dal
ny In one day.. Tho husslnns regard
tlio Japnnese sclzuro of Mekphu
probable, with the object of making
Russia lire the first Nhot. Trains
from Russlnn Europe are crammed
Vladivostok Is Icebound.
Vladivostok, Jan. 14. Tills port s
Icebound, thus effectually preventing
naval oxnUlonn from flits huso at
Situation Is Tense.
Berlin, Jan. II. Official intelli
gence causes the government to bo
Hove the situation in tho orient is
1indon, Jan. 1 1. A special from
Toklo says tho ministers who attend
ed tho recent conference Btate that
Japan's attitude was oxtromely con
ciliatory. Japan's Demands,
Ixmdou, Jan. 14. Japan's roply io
Hussla'H last noto Is a modification
upon innny points according to Min
ister Hayashl, who rocolved a cipy of
the text today. It Insists, however,
upon Chinese bovcroignty in Man
churia and Japan's sphere of Influ
ence In Korea. I'ractlcnlly tho rela
tions of Itiissla nnd Japan uro un
changed. Snyashl believes the nego
tiations liable to bo prolonged.
Approaching a Settlement.
Toklo, Jan. 1 1. High Japanese of
ficials today make the statement that
the belief In official circles Is that war
with Russia will Im avorted, mid say
tor Iiughlln. accused of declaring the
Iroquois theater "O. K." declared lie
fore the coroner today he never made
such it report, and denounced accusa
tions against him as false.
He bald Building Commissioner
Williams is trying to shift the blame.
He admitted he vlbited the theater
the day it opened and found neither
Washington, Jan. 14. Advices by
mall this morning from Manila, glvo
details of a magnificent water foto
and Venetian carnival given In fare
well to Commissioner Taft, suniais-
lug even those under tho Spanish
W. S. U'Ren, O. E. S. Wood. (Jeonto
M. Orton, V. T. GrlllltiiB nnd Thomas ' concessions i.nvo been mndn on both
O, Oreen Issued a call for a meeting ! sides.
some weeks ago. to be hold In this! If Russlu Insists on n neutral zono
city for tho purpose of organizing n In Korea It will ami negotiations, but
direct primary league, the objects of Japan Intimated to Russia sho Is
which would bo to circulate petitions ready to recognize Russian trading
and secure tho passage of nn amend- ioiici'bbIoiik In Korea providing Ihoy
mcnt to tho constitution of Oregon,
providing for direct nominating prl
mmius, and doing away with political
regime. A thousand lights covered j conventions, composed of a small pro
..i.oV ,i naonraiv ennlii marked exit, fire extinguishers, hose
have been transferred. No one was r alaim boxes. BW not report tills
taken from the steamer when she because it was the. duty of tli0 fire
two miles of tho Paslg river. There
was a great parade in which tbo na
val forces partlcipo.teu.
careened and rolled over at tho cli
max. All who were rebcued by the
tugs were taken from tho water
GEN. GORDON'S FUNERAL.
Inuiuiflni- lift illil rennrt tn WHHnniB
that the structural work was all right.'
but called attention to other features I
which were violations of the ordl-1
nance, and was Instructed by Wll-1
llnmh to "Let it go."
by a Falling
sembors of iiw
"at tbero should bo somo
orer the sewer work and Atlanta, Jan. 14. The most Impres-
"a pmces in tne streets, I slve funeral ever seen in
uverso to making tho
Slaughter In St. Louis
St. Louis, Jan. II. Wllllo Plorson,
14 years old, died this morning at a
hospital, making eight boys and ono
man dead ns u ieult of falling down
1 uu tlmo. It was, however.
oo away with tho offlco nnd
manor of watching the
(K and thn DlMalo 4n V.n
HS U Mr. Mnonu tUr.
t commissioner, for what
vrvua aurlnir thla mnnth
nt Of $75 a montn d iiow,
r Put in all of his bills t tho
ithe council last night.
nul l erecting a tower for
jii to be placed at the
' -""as thn river wan left
nimlttoo with power to.
1 w R. Wlthee submitted
"port last night at tho
-.c"uw8 tue .condition of
'eat at the present tlmo,
"ne during tho year
uro prevention and
O&t hau 11A a-
.SC ft COOii nnn1nmnnt- r
"0 ladder comnanv and
j" with a complement of
UWOO, It illUU
te. .Tan 11 ....
iS6" u n'or tW
seated 7r . ' anQ " woro
' mc Atl 1 tB ln'8 morn
rw.r "tOerton. Ttroii i.
' fo? I"0 ' the pcnlten-
oldslri upon Bn
Trying Alois Cokstein.
Allentown. Pa., Jan. 14. A Jury was an elevator shaft In the Ilrown shoo
seemed this morning to try Alois ' factory last evening. Tony Klrohe.
this state , Cokstein for being accessor' to nnd 1 ner, tho tenth victim, Is dying. The
was irlven Oeneral Gordon this moru-1 after thn fact of the murder of M b"l I elevator conductor Is under arrest,
lug. There wcro addresses by Cover- jjictel. whom he loved pending an Investigation
nnru Terrnl of Oeorgla: Howard, of
SSSSSSSiTODAY'S PROGRAM IN LIVESTOCK MEETING
eluding General Barry, commanding l
the department of tho Oulf, with his '
staff, and a company or uiuiea amies
regulars, followed by 300 Confeder
ate Veterans and Grand Army men
marching side by side.
By proclamation, memorial bervlccs
wero held in all towns In the state
between 10 and 12 thla morning. Oor
don was burled In tho Soldiers' ceme
PROTECTION FOR LIFE.
How a Helena Man Looks at the 8ub-Ject-iMakes
i a Ferguson, commibsiuui:.
Portland, Jan. 14. Today's session
of the livestock convention opened
with a full house. Tho program car
ried out during tbo day was as folt
lows: Consideration of resolutions;
address, "Legislation In tho Interest
of tbo Livestock Industry," F. J. Hag
enbartb, of Utah; "Evolution of Live
stock Business," Hon, It. W. Wall, of
Texas; "Relation of Transportation
Companies to tho Livestock Indus
try," W. W. Cotton, Portland; "DIs
crimination of Transportation Compa
nies," U A. Allen, of Missouri; fur
ther consideration of resolutions; an
address, "What Bhall We Do With
Our Grazing Lands"? J. E. Stubbs, of
Nevada. K. H. Newell,, of Washing
ton, I. C, In a brief address, "Policy
J, A. reigunvu, WM- - -----
i.- i,i.r,.BM of ncrlculturo, la
bor and industry returned yesterdoy
from a three weeks' visit to bis old
L- rv,Mu.-Pr. Mich., coming
homo by way of Chicago, v neri, uo of tbfi Qovernment Relative to Forest
spent last Thursday. i Reserve" Governor wens, of man;
"This horror brings me to Uio qi-r-:-. ud(lrPsg ,,y 0fford Plnchot, Washing-
i.,,, rlo. niir school bllllijlugs., n n . "flnr linnv Ita ITceo nnd
against all possibility of a panic that . AllUBWj(.. Hon Mortimer Leveling, of
might provo a repetition of tno t-m- Iuumn8i aai the election of a new ex-
!0 tragedy on a simmer ocutivo committee.
i .iTinn It seems to me that Ono of tho most Important resoiu
?.nd,n' rtrl ll Mon5 Ho BtudentB.'tIon8 passed by tbo livestock conven
the fire drill among u 6,i..tiou was that requesting congress to
which I understand "if been a o department
shed in , wo "ric7Jai shown I n furnishing beef exclusively to the
ho relnstat. Lxperlonco nas n government and
I1.0 b?M hC a tendency to prevent sklng that an equal amount ;of mut
that will ,tcnbaaon ompioVed."-. ton bo furnished tho Indian tribes vet
a tragody should be ompiojec n- government provisions.
The resolution cited the fact that
In many localities mutton could be
obtained at much moru reasonable
prices than beef, .that It was just as
nutritious meat, Just as conduclvo to
health and strength, and that tho ox
elusive use of beef was an unjuat dis
crimination against tbo sheepmen,
and often a costly and extravagant
practice especially wbero beef cattle
are high priced.
Yesterday evening C. K. Stubbs, a
member of the Colorado legislature,
delivered an address on the "Horse
and the Horse Industry," which prov
ed to be one of the most Interesting
papers of tho convention.
Ho reviewed the origin of the diff
erent breeds of horses, and traced
their distribution oyer the earth, i
among tho different races of men. I
Ho showed that the average cost
of raising a horse In Europe, espec
ially In the thickly populated districts
like Holland and Belgium, Is from
$300 to $400 per bead, while in tbo
middle states of this country tho uamo
horso can be raised to a 3-year-old
Indorses Panama Canal,
Tho livestock convention adopted a
resolution Indorsing Roosevelt's poli
cy relatlvo to tbo construction of the
portion of tho voters of the state
. In rosponBo to this call, a meeting
was held In tho Mining Exchange In
the Chamber of Commerce building,
yesterday nlternoon, and tho Direct
Primary Nominating League of Oio
gon was organized, with tbo following
officers: President, A. I.. Mills, presi
dent of tho Portland National Bank,
secretary; W, S, U'Ron, of Oregon
City, vIco-proBldont; George M. Orton,
treasurer; F. T. Grifilths and nn uxec
utlvo committee of 25 to bo named
from different counties by the presl
A ol II has been prepared to tho
voters asking for tho abolition of tho
political convention and tho substltu
tlon of the direct nominating primary,
nil candidates for public ulflcv to be
nominated by vote of tho untlro peo
ple, ail tho schemes of the conven
tions to bn wiped out of the political
activity of the statu,
A. A. ROBERTS .-OR RECEIVER.
Hitchcock Approves of HI Selection,
and Will Nominate Him at Once.
Portland, Jan. 14. Special to tho
East Orcgonlan.) Tho Portland Daily
Journal's Washington special, says:
"Senator Mitchell was notified today
by Secretary Hitchcock that the se.
lection of Albert A. Roberts for re
ceiver of the I-i Orando land office
Is approved nnd his nomination will
bo roado at onco.
Drivers and Employers Fail to Agree
in Chicago. '
Chicago, Jan. 14. Tbo strike of tho
livery drivers began anew today,
after a truce of 16 days following the
Iroquois flre. NInety-flvtt percent cf
tho 1,600 drivers of carriages and
hearses are said to lo out, and only
black undertakers' wagons are put in
to service In lieu of hearses at funer
als, wbllo tho mourners aro obliged to
resort again to street cars In journey
ing to cemeteries.
Tho failure of employers and em
ployes to agree on a wage scale caus
ed a resumption of the strike.
No man moves tbo world until So
j profoundly moved bimsejr.
aro entirely without political signifi
cance. Negntlat.on.i have reached
tbo point where peaceful or bostllo
Roltlonient Is only few days off. If
Russia luslHts on a neutral zone, war
lu inevitable; If alio abandons 't,
peace Is practically assured.
Japan expects u conciliatory reply
Russians Watching Japanese.
Port Said, Jnn. 14. Tho Japaneto
cruiser Nlshua, which with tho cruis
er Kasage, recently purchased from
Argentine, waB received tit tho on
trnnco of the Suez canal today. Tho
Kusago started through yesterday.
They nrn Immediately jirocodcd
through the canal by tho RiihhIuii war.
ships Aiuora and Donskol nnd fcuven
torpodn boat dostroyers, Othor Hus
sion war vessels are expected hero
today. This proves Russian vessels
havo boen ordered to keep close Bur
velllanco on the Jupanese cruisers,
Up In Arms Over Unjust Sentence of
a Young Ooy,
Plocho, Nuv., Jan. 14. A threaten
ed Indian uprising In Eastern and
Southern Nevada as the result of a
doath Bontoncu upon a 14-year-old In.
dlan for killing tho desperado, Wil
liam Williams, ut I-as Vegas, N M ,
hoH been avorted by commuting thn
sentence to llfo Imprisonment. Hund
reds of ranchors, prospectors, busl
noun mon and tho Judge who sen
tenced tho boy, slirnod tho potltlon for
clemency, as tho Pluto chiefs threat
ened nil tho whites In Lincoln county.
Tim unnndnesH of a man's tillh.
docs not depond on tho amount of
arise ho makes.
Chef Shot a Waitress.
New York, Jan, 14. Alcxan
der Vlchon, chef In I,ehrlng.
kraus' restaurant, Bbot and
probably fatally wounded Liz
zie Trlnk, a waitress, thla
morning because alio discover
ed him boiling his suspenders
In a pot of corned beef and
cabbage, and reported the
samo to tho proprietor. Vlchon