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DOINGS OFTHE WEEK
Current Events of Interest Gatherei
From the World at Large.
General R esum e o f Important Event!
P resen ted In C on d en sed Form
fo r O ur Busy R eaders.
Theodore R oosevelt w ill speak
Portland April 5.
M exican rebels and fed erals both
claim victory at Sahuaripa.
Carrie Nation Is a nervous wreck
and d octors say sh e w ill not re
N ational banks are holding In re
serve $86,000,000 m ore than required
C arnegie has doubled h is original
offer of $14,000 for a public library
at Salem , Ore.
T hree laborers w ere killed by a
sn ow sild e near Truckee, Cal., w hile
clearin g snow
from the railroad
A volcanic eruption has nearly de
stroyed a sm all island In the Philip
pin es and several hundred people are
b elieved to have perished.
Aviator McCurdy flew from the
F lorida coast to within ten m iles of
H avana, Cuba, when he was forced to
alight by lack of oil.
attach m en ts kept him safely afloat
until picked up by a torpedo boat
T he W ashington legislatu re
Congress to curb im m igration.
P olice again used
C hicago strik e riots.
P resid en t T aft d eclares for Im m ed
ia te step s to create a m erchant m a
R E B E L S T R A P FE D E R A L S .
Mexican Insurgents W in Decisive V ic
tory in Sonora.
Douglas, A ril., Jan. 28.— N ew s has
reached Douglas today of fierce fight
ing betw een M exican troops and the
rebels in the vicin ity of Sahuaripa,
follow in g the capture of that city by
in su rgen ts several days ago.
The federal forces are said to have
been decoyed into a disadvantageous
position, w hence the rebels poured a
deadly fire, resuftlng in the com plete
defeat of the govern m en t forces.
M ayor Chiapa of M octezuuia, who
organized the federal forces to resist
the advance of the rebels, is reported
killed in the engagem ent.
F ollow in g the battle, which oc
curred m idway betw een the cities of
Sahuarpia and M octezum a, the gov
ernm ent telegraphed an urgent call
to D ouglas for a special train to
bring more troops south. The train
was quickly m ade up and 50 soldiers
gathered togeth er In Agua Prieta,
op p osite Douglas, w ere sent to Nac-
azari, the southern term inus of the
These sold iers arrived there th is
m orning and at once started on an
overland march to M ovtezum a in an
attem p t to sa v e that city from fall
in g in to the hands of the rebels.
T h is latest d efeat o f the federal
forces is said to leave the rebels in
com plete com mand of th is section of
the S tate of Sonora.
F ollow ing the b loodless surrender
of Sahuaripa a few days ago, Jefe
Chiapa, of M octezum a, organized a
force of about 200 volunteers which
was added to later by 53 volunteers
from Cumpas, for the purpose of
resistin g the northward advance of
The insurrectos follow ed their u s
ual tactics of g ettin g the superior
position from w hich they poured
volley after volley into the unpro
tected ranks of the federals.
The rebels are reported to have
taken charge of all public offices in
Sahuaripa and are exten d ing protec
tion to the w iv es and fam ilies of
form er officials who have fled.
A M exican colonel, ordered to ar
rest h is own son s as rebels, deserted
w ith h is en tire com mand.
T h e W isconsin legislatu re Is con
sid erin g a bill to perm it trouser sk irts
and forbid the hobble skirt.
B L IZ Z A R D .
Children Freeze; M other and
P endleton, Ore.— T hree of the four
children of K. E. O rossehem ig, a for
N ew Orleans, fearin g defeat, Is mer resident of th is county, were
se ek in g to delay final action on the frozen to death in a recent Saskatche
P anam a exp osition bill In con gress.
wan blizzard, w h ile the m other and
fourth child w ere so badly frozen
The K ansas legislatu re is blocked that each will lose a leg. N ew s was
by the advance effects of a political received here in a letter from Canada.
fight tw o years hence.
The m other and her four children,
tw o boys and tw o girls, started in
A R oslyn m iner dropped a spark
st^arch of som e sh eep which had
from a cigarette Into a can of powder
strayed from the flock. W hen they
and the exp losion badly Injured every
were tw o m iles from hom e the bliz
one of h is fam ily, Including him self,
zard cam e w ithou t warning.
and w recked h is house.
boys tried so save the sheep, be
A U. S. revenue cu tter captured cam e lost and were dead when found.
on e C hinese sm u gglin g v essel near The m other drew her two daughters
Santa llarbara. Cal., but several oth to her and huddled down in the snow.
The younger of the girls died w ithin
ers escap ed In a fog.
a few hours after help reached them,
Leaders In con gress thin k an ex w hile the older girl and the m other
are yet in a seriou s condition.
tra sessio n w ill be avoided.
W hile a resid en t o f th is county
A Portland pollcem tn captured G osseh em ig w as tw ice under arrest,
for keeping h is children out of
three highw aym en who attem pted tc
hold him up, a fourth man escaping. school and o n ce for m aking a young
girl and young boy herd sh eep in a
snow storm w hile they were w ear
PO RTLAND M A R K ET8.
W heat— Track
Bluestem , ing sh o es through which their toes
48c; club, 80c; red R ussian, 79c; Val protruded.
Domes or oreeon state legislature
S teiner, of the O regon Insane Asylum
and S tate Treasurer Kay cam e to the
bat for their inuings in the asylum
controversy tonight when they ap
peared before the w ays and m eans
com m ittee.
Superintendent S teiner entered into
a general refutation of the ch arges
m ade again st him on the sen a te
floor and in the report of the le g is
lative com m ittee and left $1500 with
the w ays and m eans com m ittee to
be given to the Young Men’s Chris
tian A ssociation if a penny's w aste
in h is m anagem ent of the asylu m is
Even in far-off N orway in terest is
being taken in the spiritual w elfare
of the O regon legislature.
T h is afternoon m em bers o f the sen
ate all received a con sign m en t o f ap
propriate scriptural quotations, the
com m unication being anonym ous, but
the postm ark w as dated at Stordalem ,
W hat proved to be the m ost decided
con test of the m orning in the sen a te
developed o ver H owerm an’s bill to
create the office of A ssista n t Secre
tary of S tate and em pow er th a t of
ficial with all of the duties, p rivileges
and powers of the Secretary in the
ab sen ce of h is su|>erior.
Frequent clash es betw een Senators
K ellaher and Maiarkey, intim ations
that the m em bers of the Oregon Kail-
road Com m ission w ere taking unus
ual in terest in the su b ject and
charges that if the bill were enacted
marked the initial public hearing be
fore the sen ate railroad com m ittee
tonight when Senator M alarkey’s bill
providing for a State Public S ervice
Com m ission w as considered.
com m ittee will hold further hearings
before reporting the m easure to the
Salem , Jan. 28. — Conspiracy on
the part o f a number o f m em bers of
the house o f rep resen tatives to pre
ven t a session today was follow ed this
morning by issuance o f w arrants for
the arrest by the sergean t-at-arm s and
an assistan t, o f seven m issin g Multno
mah county representatives and any
others he m ight find in Portland.
The action taken th is m orning w as
approved by the 37 members who g a th
ered in the assem bly hall and who
found that they lacked three o f a
quorum. It is the first tim e sin ce the
fam ous “ hold-up” session o f 1897 that
such a course has been follow ed.
Good roads won a third victory in
the senate yesterday when the b ill pro
v id in g the m ethod for bond issu es by
cou n ties m aking effectiv e an am end
m ent to the constitution adopted by the
people last N ovem er, w as passed by a
vote o f 20 to 8.
Only one other good roads m easure
is le ft pending in the sen ate. T h is is
the bill which provides for w orking
city and county prisoners on the roads,
senate bill 72, w hich w as found to be
im properly printed and had to be sen t
back to the printer.
Senator Josep h ’s naval m ilitia b ill,
which continues the organization al
ready formed and restain s the present
officers in command, w ent through the
sen ate yesterday w ith 21 affirm ative
votes and seven in the n eg a tiv e.
though B arrett o f W ashington m ade a
hard fight for his bill reducing the li
cense for country peddlers, the senate
yesterday turned down the bill by 16
to 11. The bill would have cu t the li
cense for peddlers on foot from $25 to
$10, one horse and w agon from $100 to
$25 and m ade the rate for tw o horses
or auto $50, instead of $150 for two
horse and w agons and $300 for auto
ley, 81c; 40-fold, 81c.
B LA C K H A N D GANG S P L IT S .
B arley— Feed, $23.50® 24 per ton;
brew ing, $27®27.50 per ton.
M lllstuffs— Bran, |23® 24.50 per ton; A fte r Routing W h ite Hand, It Starts
Factional W ar.
m iddlings, $30® 31; shorts, $24®26.50;
rolled barley, $26®27.
Chicago.—The W hite Hand society,
Corn— W hole, $29; cracked, $30 per an organization o f w ealth y and influ
en tial Italians, formed for the pur
Oats— No. 1 w h ite, $28.50 per ton pose of driving the Klack Hand out
H ay— Track prices: T im othy, W il of the city, has itse lf been routed
Salem , Ore., Jan. 27.—W ith only
lam ette V alley, $19@20 per ton; E ast and rival bands of the crim inal or
ern Oregon, $21® 22; alfalfa, $14; ganization have en tered upon a war ten d issen tin g votes, the h ou se to
grain hay, $14.50® 15.50; clover, $13® of exterm ination again st each other,
day passed K uchanan’s bill ab olish
according to police officials.
ing the w hipping post. By the pro
A ppl-e—W axen, 5 0 c ® $1; Baldwin,
Fully a dozen of the unexplained
75c@ $1.25; Northern Spy, 00c® $1.50; m urders on the North Side during v isio n s of the bill, w ife-b eatin g is
Snow, $1.25; Red Cheek Pippin, $1® the last year now are attributed by m ade punishable in the sam e m anner
1.26; W inter Banana, $1.75® 2; Spitz the p olice to in tern ecin e strife be as other aggravated cases o f assa u lt
enberg, $1.50®2.50; Y ellow N ew tow n. tw een the Klack Handers. The po and battery. The debate on the bill,
$1.75; A rkansas Black, $2; Delaware lice have given ou t a list of five dead which w as d efeated in the le g isla
Red, $1.75; Gano, $1.25; W lnesap. and say they have estab lish ed a con ture two years ago, w as brief. Bu
nection betw een th e se men and a chanan argued that the law w as a
Sack V egetab les— Carrots, $1 hun Klack Hand suspect who is in the blur on the statu te books o f the
dred; parsnips, $1.50©1.75; turnips. custody of the United S tates authori state, w hile its en forcem en t did not
$1; b eets, $1.25.
ties on the ch arge o f u sing the m ails deter any man from beating h is wife.
V egetab les— B eans, 12'/4 per lb.; to extort money.
R ecom m endations th at the house
cabbage, $1.50®1.75 per hundred;
joint m em orial to con gress a sk in g for
cauliflow er, $2.25 per crate; celery,
$250,000 for the U oseburg federal
California, $3® 3.25 per crate; cucum
Philadelphia Plans Tube.
building and a m em orial a sk in g for
bers, $2 tier box; e g g plant, 15c per
Philadelphia.—Tt is learned that the passage of H aw ley’s bill in con
lb.; garlic, 8c® 10 per lb.; green on am ong Mayor Key burn’s plans for gress for the support of the Indian
Ions, 15c per dozen; head lettu ce, 50c the im provem ent of Philadelphia is war veterans, received favorable* con
® 60 per box; h othouse lettuce, 75c® a four-track subw ay the en tire length sideration in the sen a te today.
$1 per box; peppers, 15c per lb.; of Kroad street, a d istan ce of 11
A m ove for a joint com m ittee be
pum pkins, lc@ lV 4c per lb.; radishes m iles, to be owned by the city, the tw een Oregon and California to pass
8c; exten sion of the Market street sub on gam e law s and a re olution for a
squash, lc ® l%
per lb.; tom atoes way system
to Camden, N. J., statem en t of in creasin g and con tinu
$2® 2.75 per box.
ihrough tunnels under the Delaware ing appropriations were g iven un
P otatoes— Oregon,
price river, and an Im m ense convention favorable consideration by the com
$1.25©1.40 per hundred; sw eet pota hall in Edgem ont park.
The pro m ittee.
toes, $3.75 per hundred.
The h ou se today defeated Bige-
posed im provem ents are to he made
O nions— B uying price, $2 per hun under a $60,000,000 city loan, 0 f i low ’s hill authorizing the governor
sp ecial proclam ation to create
which $28,000,000 will be spent on
P oultry— L ive:
l.e n s ,
19c® 20; the Kroad street subway.
bird and gam e refuges on sta te or
8prlngs. 18c@19V4; turkeys, 22c© 23;
private iands. T h is m easure w a s ob-
ducks, 22c© 23; geese, 12c® 14; d ress
Royal P a ir Live H appily.
to, from ,<'a r l})a t “ * • * ame
ed turkeys, choice, 25c® 26.
warden, in recom m ending the crea
Eggs— O regon ranch, candled, ?0c©
W ashington.— The attention of the Mon of th e se refuges, m ight tresp a ss
32; E astern, 27c© 30.
Spanish legation has been attracted ,l,n m nch on
p rivileg es now en-
Butter—City cream ery extra. 1 and
2 pound prints, In boxes, 85c per hy certain publications to the effect
Civil war veteran s w ill con tinu e to
pound; less than boxes, cartons and that d om estic in felicity lias brought nay
required peddler’s licen se,
d elivery extra.
„i— » - an
en * t betw — een
•* King the house today k illin g by indefinite
Pork— Fancy, 1044c®1144 per lb.
Mfonso and h is royal spouse. Queen postponem ent R ep resen tative J o n es’
V eal— F ancy, 85 to 125 lbs., 13c® 15 Victoria.
M inister R leno has en hill exem p tin g old sold iers from the
tered an em phatic denial of the operation of th is statu te.
Cattle— P rim e steers, $R.25®6.50; story.
He a sse r ts that the royal
good to choice steers. $6 00®6.25; nalr en joy the happiest relations.
Lieutenant-Governor W anted.
fair to good steers, ♦o.50©6.00; com The rum ors of a separation are 1»«»- |
n u n steers, $4.0l)®5.00; ch oice to lieved bv him to h ave been set afloat i Salem , Or., Jan. 26.—The h o u se to*
prim e cow s, $5.25©5.50; good tc by anti-dynastic influ en ces.
day adopted S en ator C alkins’ Joint
ch oice beef cow s, $4.75@ 5.25; fair
resolution proposing a con stitution al
to good b eef cow s, $4.25®4 75; com
amendment, for a Lieutenant-G over
n o n to fair beef cow s, $2 0 0 0 4 00;
Shaft Is L iving Tomb.
B efore doing so the house
good to ch oice heifers. $5.00®5.50;
adopted an am endm ent providing that
fair to good h eifers, $5.00®5.50; com
the sj>eaker shall be next in the order
n o n to fair heifers, $4 ,0 © 4 25; choice mer. a m ine owner, w as rescued by o f su ccession to the G overnor’s chair,
to good fat bulla, $4.50®4.75; fair to his partners after he had been im in even t o f death, ab sen ce from the
good fat bulls, $4.00®4 25; com mon prisoned for 24 hours in their m ine sta te or «liability, after the L ieu ten
bulls, $2 50@3 25; good to ch oice light
ant-Governor and p resident o f the
calves, $ 7 .7 5 0 8 00; fair to good light near W ingate pass. He w as nncon-
8ea.a if ^aa. 8t'rve.^
calves, $7.00®7.50; good to choice scions when found and was revived
be su b m itted to the people in
h eavy calves, $5.25® 6 00; fair to good fingers
w ere bleed in g from h is efforts j
general election , N ovem ber, 1912.
heavy calves. $4.75®5.25; com mon
calves, $3.7504.75; good to choice to dig through a m ass of gravel and
O il P ainting of Tw o Asked.
stags. $5 00® 5.25; fair to good stags rock which had caved in and blocked
the shaft en trance
$4 0 0 04.50.
Salem , Or., Jan. 26.—Through the
Panic 9 ie z e t Hundreds.
adoption o f a h ou se concurrent reao
good to ch oice hogs. $8.50 0 8 85.
C h ica g o — Fire brought about 600; Intlon. introduced by the resolu tion s
Sheep— Y earling w ethers, grain fed
$4 25tfi>5.25; old w ethers, grain fed j gu ests from their room s In the Ma ’ com m ittee, the bouse today approved
3 75(f?4 25; good to ch oice ew e« g^a’n iestic and Great Northern hotels, the purchase by the sta te o f oil
and portraits of ex-O overnor B enson and
fed. $3 25(^3 75; feeders. $2 254*3 00
choir© lamb«, grain fed. $6 254?6 50 Quincy streets.
T h e fire, which ex-A cting G overnor Dowerm an, to he
Rood to choice, grain fed. $6 004i started in the kitchen of the grill exhibited in eith er the h ou se or sen-
The resolution goes
6.2 5; fair to rood, $5 25® 5 75; poor room on the sev en teen th floor of the ate cham bers.
M ajestic, was extin gu ish ed with a to the se n a te for its favorable ac-
Iambs. $4 954*6.00.
Hay fed sh eep and lam bs, 50c lower loss of about $40,000, m ostly from , iton before the pain tin gs w ill he or-
than grain fed.
Salem , Or., Jan. 26.— P lace all con
v icts on the roads w hen not needed
for other purposes at the S tate P en
itentiary and create a S ta te H ighway
C om m ission. T h ese are the m oves
carried In two bills th a t passed the
sen a te th is afternoon a fter a pro
S om eth in g of the conflict w as pre
saged w hen M cCulloch o f Baker, ob
jected to creation of a S ta te H ighway
C om m ission, as Joseph 's Senate Bill
N'». 42 cam e uu for consideration.
This bill w as passed upon favorably
by the sen ate, T uesday, w hile sitting
as a com m ittee of the w hole to hear
the p leas of m en rep resen tin g 300
lead in g Portland citizen s. Then only
eig h t v o tes w ere recorded against it.
P assa g e of the m easure w as thought
to be com paratively ea sy today until
unexpected opposition appeared.
M cCulloch declared th a t from the
sagebrush country in E astern Oregon
there had com e down th e line the
word that they do not w ant the High
way C om m ission, and that he would
be com p elled to vote again st it.
Rigid and thorough in vestigation
of the affairs and m anagem ent of the
O regon S tate Insane A sylum w as
ordered by both the sen a te and the
h ou se in resolu tion s adopted today.
T h e sen a te adopted a resolution
providing for a co m m ittee of five
m em bers, three from the house and
tw o from the sen ate, w h ile the house
provided for a sp ecial com m ittee of
five o f its own m em bers to conduct
Both resolu tion s in stru ct the in v es
tig a tin g com m ittee to m ake a report
of th eir findings to the legislature
prior to adjournm ent.
U n le ss the two h o u ses got togeth er
and decided on a jo in t com m ittee it
is p o ssib le an in v estig a tio n m ay be
conducted by tw o separate com m it
Salem , Or., Jan. 25.— Sale of the
sta te pilot schooner San J o se w as au
thorized by the house yesterday af
ternoon. T he bill presen ted by Lein-
en w eb er o f Clatsop, w as unanim ously
passed a fter the author had explained
that the sh ip w as a dead w eight upou
the hands o f tho pilot com m ission.
C latsop county now a w a its only the
sig n a tu re o f the governor to san ction
the proposed two and a h alf m ill tax
to raise funds for the A storia cen ten
nial celebration. S en a te bill No. 61,
au th orizin g the tax, w as approved by
the house, follow in g b rief exp lan a
tio n s by R ep resen ta tiv es L einenw eber
and K elland of Clatsop.
T h e proposal to con stru ct a bridge
acro ss the Columbia river a t Portland
to con n ect Oregon and W ashington,
w hich w a s killed at the la st sessio n ,
has been revived. B igelow of Mult
nom ah presented a resolution in the
house, appropriating $5000 for an in
v estig a tio n by the sta te en gin eer to
learn w h eth er or not th e project is
feasib le. The bridge would form a
co n n ectin g link for the proposed P a
cific h igh w ay betw een the two sta tes.
of U m atilla
h ou se bill No. 49, p erm ittin g any per
son to se rv e sum m ons in a legal a c
M em bers of the revision of
law s com m ittee refused to aprove it
on the grounds that it m ight be used
a s a m edium of fraud by unscrupu
B igelow of M ultnom ah presented a
resolution asking th e five M ultnomah
county circuit jud ges to appear be
fore th e com m ittee on judiciary and
d iscu ss the bill to in crea se the bench
to seven .
Abram s o f M arion would have the
governm ent set a sid e 30.000 acres in
the K lam ath Indian reservation and
Crater Lake national fo rest for perm
an en t use a s grounds for m aneuvers
of the U nited S ta tes troops and m il
K IN G .
fornia Field and Rules M a rke t.
Ldg A ngales, Cal.—M aurice Zucker-
luau, head o f a large produce house
agen t for G eorge Shim a, the Japanese
"potato king," h as gone in for the
spud m onarchy uu his ow n account
and apparently h as Shim a fairly de
P otatoes cost half as m uch again
a s they did a year ago, becau se of
last year's gen eral shortuge. Zucker
Shim a, that there would be a co n se
quent sh ortage th is sea so n and be
gan "cornering’' six m onths ago.
Zuckermau invaded Shim a's terri
tory, buying all the river and high
land stock he could g et and sim ply
holding it. T hen he sen t u g eu ts to
Idaho, the n ex t source of supply,
tying up p ractically the w hole crop.
Other producing section s, including
Oregon, were not overlooked. Now
the effect is felt.
The "new k in g ’’ is holding all his
San Joaquin potatoes for the Sau
F rancisco m arket and su p p lyin g the
south from Idaho. Produce m en here
find it im p ossib le to g e t rivers or
P rices are goiu g up al
m ost daily.
Zuckerman, bein g a w ise monarch,
is not trying to realize all at once,
nor heading back to sq u eeze prices
to the top notch, but lettin g out
enough to m eet the dem ands fairly
and keep aw ay Colorado and other
d ista n t potatoes.
H is h old ings are
known to be enorm ous, a third
greater, indeed, than Sh im a w as ever
able to control, and he w ill m ake a
fortune if n oth in g in terferes.
Jobbers say p rices will in crea se $1
a hundred pounds before April.
B E R T H S M U S T BE B O U G H T .
Cash in Future, Say Officials.
Chicago.— T ra v elers desirous of se
curing Pullm an accom m odations soon
will have eith er to m ake full pre
paym ent of their Pullm an fare at
tim e reservation is m ade or w ait
until the tim e of train departure and
take their ch a n ces o f secu rin g space,
if a plan bein g considered by the
w estern railroads is put in to effect
A t a m eetin g ju st held by the
heads of the p assen ger tra ffic de
partm ents o f the largest lin es in the
w est, the m atter was giveu consid
eration, and definite action upon it
postponed only b ecau se the n ew Pull
man rates are to go into effect on
February 1, and th e p assen ger traffic
officials decided to defer final con sid
eration until a fter the new tariffs
have been issu ed .
It is a sserted th a t th e railroads
now labor undor a great incon
v en ien ce and u n n ecessary ex p en ses
because of lax regu lations surround
ing the m anner in which sleep in g
car reservation s can be m ade.
O IL T R U S T IN L IB E L S U IT .
Standard Sues H am pton’s Publishers
fo r $250,000 Damages.
N ew York.— T h e Standard Oil Com
pany h as brought suit in the United
S ta tes circu it court for $250,000 dam
a g es a g a in st the Broadway P ublish
ing Com pany, Inc., p ublishers of
Ham pton's M agazine, and Cleveland
Moffatt, the m agazin e w riter.
current Issue of H am pton’s contains
an a rticle in w hich it is a lleged that
su b sidiaries of the Standard sell
glu cose to con fection ers.
"The on ly p ossib le con n ection be
tw een the Standard and the m anufac
turers o f g lu co se ,” said cou n sel for
the Standard, "is that tw o m en who
m ake glu co se are on the Standard
So far as is recalled the Standard
has never brought suit before against
any o f th e m any pu b lication s that
Salem , Or., Jan. 24. — Although both have attack ed it.
h ou ses of the leg isla tu re worked in
dustriously th is m orning, little w as
Chicago Cars May Stop.
accom plished beyond th e passage of
Chicago. — Chicago J s threatened
a few bills of little gen eral im port with one of the greatest labor dis
ance. The good roads en th u sia sts will turbances in its history. A strik e of
have their Innings in the sen a te th is 8000 street car m en. m ean ing a tie-
up of all su rface lin es in the city, is
afternoon, the b ills on that subject
possible, on accou n t of differences
being m ade a sp ecia l order.
A new resolution ca llin g for an in over w ages. So seriou s h as the sit
becom e that Mayor B u sse has
vestig a tio n o f affairs a t the sta te in
intervened in an effort to prevent a
sane asylum w as Introduced by Dim-
possible rep etition of the sc e n e s of
ick in the sen a te and w en t to com
m lttee. It d irects particular inquiry v iolen ce and bloodshed which marked
the last stree t car strik e in Chicago
as to the num ber o f em p loyes and the
and have accom panied th e se labor
n ecessity for their em p loym en t and
g iv es pow er to com pel a tten d an ce of stru ggles in other cities.
w itn e sses for takin g of testim on y on
all ph ases o f the situ ation .
Verbal cla sh es o f rival in terests
cam e last night In co m m ittee m eet
ings o v er the sa ilo rs’ boarding house
bill, the eight hour bill and the naval
m ilitia bill.
T h e la tter will com e
from th e sen a te com m ittee with a
provision retaining p resen t officers of
the reserve in office.
The sen a te passed one bill and k ill
ed another this m orning, but the se s
sion w as featu reless. C om m ittees are
slow in reporting ou t their bills. T h e
house passed four b ills.
The legislatu re w a s storm ed today
hy 300 Oregon ad v o ca tes of the Good
Roads m ovem ent. Two-hundred cam e
from Portland urging that M ultnomah
county, by the term s o f the five h ig h
w ays bills framed by the Oregon
Good R oads asso cia tio n , is presenting
the sta te with road m aking funds for
d irect benefit o f ev ery other
county but with in d irect benefit, only
to b u sin ess Interests.
Floor FOR PEOPLE
President Taft Takes Firm Stand
For Cheaper Living.
Absolute Silence Is H is Only Answer
To A ll Pleas For a Change
Of A ttitud e.
W ashington.— Em barrassed
mild word to define the predicam ent
in which m em bers of C ongress have
found th em selv es sin ce
Taft subm itted h is proposition for a
reduction In the cost of livin g through
the m edium o f reciprocity with Can
H igh p rotection ists, confident of the
sym pathy of the E xecutive, have not
h esitated to go to the W hite H ouse
with predictions that the party will
be disrupted if the program is in
sisted upou. Insurgent Republicans,
m any o f whom have becom e unac
custom ed to v isit the W hite H ouse at
all, have b een -u u rsu in g a policy of
W hile som e of them are ready to
adm it that the p rop osed -agreem en t is
in Hue with the tariff argum ents,
they fear to adopt it lest they bring
upon their heads tho wrath o f agri
P resid en t T aft is said to be about
the only one who is sh ow in g no con
cern about the situ ation . H e is said
to have m et all argum ents again st
the agreem ent with a determ ination
to disregard m ere political objec
tions, w hether they com e from stan d
patters or insurgents.
H e b eliev es that w hat he h as rec
om m ended is right, anil he has muue
it clear that so long as he continues
so to believe, he cannot be dissuaded
from u sin g every force a t h is com
mand to prom ote legislation to put
the agreem en t into operation.
That P resid en t T aft realized fully
w hat argum ents would be advanced
by p rotection ists a g a in st freedom of
tariff realutions with Canada is prov
ed by the w ays and m eans com m ittee
of the house, or the finance com m it
tee of the senate, w as apprised in
advance as to what articles would be
affected by the agreem ent.
H is con su ltation s w ere had ex clu s
ively with the G overnm ent trade e x
perts and only such of th ose a s weTe
b elieved to be beyond p olitical influ
en ce. In n othing he has done sin ce
he has been President, h as Mr. Taft
displayed so independent a spirit.
P rogressive R epublicans are de
riving som e com fort from the fact
that Senator Aldrich and Speaker
Cannon and others o f the "old guard”
apparently were a s much in the dark
as any oue e ls e about the P resid en t’s
R A TS
Physician Secs Danger of Plague in
Chicago.— “U ntil all sh ip s com ing
to the U nited S ta tes from plague-
in fested China are stopped outside
the harbors o f ports of entry and the
rats aboard ab solu tely
Am erica will continue to be in grave
danger of a death-dealing plague, in
every way as bad a s that now raging
in the O rient.”
T his w arning is sounded* by Dr.
G. Frank Lydston, p rofessor of gen-
ito-urinary surgery at the U n iversity
of Illinois, w ell known w riter and
one of C hicago’s b est known phy
Dr. L ydston personally in
vestig a ted the second ep id em ic of
bubonic plage in A ustralia a few
years ago. and is one of the b est in
formed m en on the su b ject in the
"The rat flea plague o f all typ es is
essen tia lly a C hinese d isea se,” said
Dr. L ydston. "If the plague is o f a
particularly virulent type, as I un-
dertsand is the case in th is present
C hinese plague, and if the resista n ce
of the victim is low, the victim dies
before the glands, w hich are really
protective barriers again st poisons in
the blood, h ave a ch an ce to react.
T h is accounts for the lack o f v isib le
bubonic sym ptom s in th is C hinese
Mob Denounces Lease.
Equador. — Im m ense
crow ds paraded through the streets
in p rotest a g a in st the proposal to
lea se th e G alapagos isla n d s to the
United S ta tes.
The dem onstrators
gathered in front of the h ou se occu
pied by P resid en t Alfaro, who is
stopping here, and hooted the govern
m ent and A rcher Harmon, president
o f the G uayaquil & Quito R ailw ay
Company, who is regarded a s being
responsible for th e project of leasin g
C rew Prays for Safety.
A storia. Ore.— K n eelin g on the deck
with heads bared, officers and crew
o f the Italian sh ip Speranza Satur
day afternoon offered p rayers for a
sa fe voyage.
For m ore than five
m inutes. In accordance w ith an an
cien t Italian naval custom , the men,
led by Captain Luddanza, continued
their in vocation s desp ite a drizzling
Bleached Flour Loses Friends.
rain that fell. T he Speranza left out
Salem . Jan. 24.— Fortified by a de Im m ediately follow in g the religions
cision o f the U n ited S ta tes d istrict rites, bound for Sydney, Australia.
court for the eastern d istrict of Louis She carries 2,000,000 feet o f lumber.
iana and by a report o f official test
w herein rabbits w ere poisoned and
Sleet Blocks Railroads.
killed hy n itrates glean ed from bleach
Chicago.— S leet and fog. w hich in
ed flour. Sen ator Dan K ellaher is
preparing to w age a w ar on the m any p laces turned to rain, caused
bleached brands, a s he did at the trouble for railroad and telephone
sessio n tw o years ago. The bill 1m- com panies in the T.ake region and the
T he storm extended
l>oses a penalty of $100 to $250 fine Middle W est.
for first offense of m anufacturing or as far north as M innesota, w est to
offerin g for sa le th e oleached pro Lincoln. Neb., and K ansas City, Mo.,
duct in th is state, w ith a prison se n south to St. Louis, and ea st to Indi
ten ce o f from 60 days to six m onths. anapolis. The sle e t storm is expected
to turn to rain in the Lake region
with warm er w eather.
COAST A P PLE
M E N C O M B IN E
Growers of N orthw est Meet at P ort
land— Com m ittees Named.
Portland.—R ep resen tin g an aggre
gate capital of $50,000,000, in v ested in
apple orchards and an output of 10,-
000 cars yearl, h aving a value of
from $6,000,000 to $8,000,000, more
than 100 applegrow ers from Oregon,
W ashington and Idaho gathered iu the
Y. M. C. A. auditorium for the pur
pose of form ing a N ational selliu g
agency of sufficient breadth uud width
to control and d isp o se o f the apples
produced in the three sta te s m en
A com m ittee o f 15 w as appointed
at the clo se o f the day’s work to
prepare a w orking plan for the con
sideration of the convention tom or
L eading apple cu ltu rists from the
three sta tes took part in the proceed
ings. Ex G overnor M iles C. Moore, of
W ashington; Judge F rem ont Wood,
of B oise, Idaho; Miles Cannon, of
W eiser, Idaho; E. C. Benson, o f P ros
ser, VV ash., ex-president o f the V\ asli-
uigtou S tate H orticulture S o ciety ; C.
E. W htsler, of Medford, representing
the R ogue R iver F ruit and P roduce
A ssociation; H. C. A tw eli, of F orest
Grove, Or., p resident of the Oregon
.State H orticultural S ociety; J. N.
Stone, of M ilton, Or.; H. C. Richards,
of N orth Yakima, W ash.; A. P. Baie-
inan, of M osier, Or., aud C. H. Sprout,
of Hood River, Or., were am ong the
more a ctive sp irits of Lite enterprise.
T he only opposition to the plan
proposed cam e from the p essim istic
tone that prevailed through the talk
of E. H. Shepherd, editor of B etter
Fruit, published at Hood River. Al
though tho d iscu ssio u lasted through
out the day and tho sp eak ers w ere
num erous, Mr. Shepherd could not
see the lig h t a s advanced by the
more hopeful in the plan o f creatin g
a cen tral d istrib u tive agency for the
H e m aintained that there
was no way for an organization—at
least lie had heard of no plan— which
would eq u alize the values betw een
the a p p les produced iu the various
d istricts. H e w as certain that there
was no chance for over-production.
That he regarded as a bug a boo cre
ated by the railroads and the press.
"All G overnm ent sta tistic s,” said
the speaker, "that 1 have been able to
g et hold of, all the inform ation that
1 have gathered and all of the in ter
view s with old-tim e nursery m en go
to show that over-production is im
possible, in ap p les at least. T here is
no such a thin g a s over-production in
th is country in any food product.
There may be fa u lts o f distribution
for a continuous num ber of y ears—
that has n ever occurred and cannot
occur iu any known food product.”
R egard less o f Mr. Shepherd's view s,
the applegrow ers continued iu their
d elib eration s and appointed the fol
low ing com m ittee to draft a plan; H.
W. O tis, o f W enatchee, W’ash.; H. C.
Sproat, of Hood River; H. C. Lamb,
of M ilton, Or.; John Forbis, of P ort
land; C. F. W hisler, o f Medford, Or.;
A. P. B atem an, o f M osier, Or.; M iles
Cannon, of W eiser, Idaho; C. L.
Sm ith, of L ew iston, Idaho; W ill F.
Ritz, of W alla W alla, W ash.; W. M.
N elson, o f N orth Yakima, W ash.;
George C. Eaton, of Granger, W ash.;
C. H. Clark, of W enatchee, and G. H.
Sprague, o f Cashm ere, W ash.
T he con ven tion w as called to order
by P resid en t A tw ell, o f the O regon
S tate H orticultural S ociety, Frank W .
Power, of Portland, w as m ade se c
retary. A com m ittee on cred en tials
was selected and they m ade a report
in the afternoon.
The call of the
convention specified that the o b ject
of the m eetin g w as to form a co-oper
ative se llin g agen cy and to provide
som e m ean s for apple box leg isla
tion. S u g g estio n s w ere tendered as
to the b est plan of procedure and
d iscu ssion d isclosed the fact that the
appointm ent of a com m ittee should
be m ade to work out a plan,
C. E. W hisler took the lead In the
debate and contended that the diffi
cu lties o f the undertaking w ere, first,
the m ethod of esta b lish in g grades
and, second, w hat should be done
with regard to the division of the re
ceip ts o f the se llin g agency. Should
there be a "jack-pot” created, as the
si>eaker called it, in which all should
be given an equal share o f the pro
ceeds, or should va lu es be placed
upon the a p p les o f each d istrict and
d ivision of the receip ts be placed on
In th is debate G eorge
A ggers, of W hite Salm on; A. F. Hell-
in well, of W hite Salm on; J. G. T ate,
o f Hood River; C. B. Clark, of W en
atch ee; J. N. Stone, of M ilton; W. K.
N ew ell, o f G aston; C. L. Dick, o f Sa
lem, and others took part.
Jap Socialists Hang.
N ew York.— The output o f un
leavened bread, eaten over all the
world by orthodox fam ilies during
the fea st o f the P assover, Is tied
up by a general strik e of the Matzo
T he strik e w en t in to effect as or
d ers w ere pouring in from distant
cities for the p assover supply. New
York is the cen ter of the Matzo
trade. Strike leaders say 1000 bak
ers are involved in the strik e which
is for higher w ages.
Tokio.— D isregarding a stream of
protests from all o v er the world, the
Jap an ese govern m en t wiped out by
m eans o f the g a llo w s tho liv e s of
Denjiro Kotoku, h is m istress, Surga
Kanno, and 10 other Jap an ese S ocial
ists con victed in secret se ssio n s of
the court, o f h aving conspired again st
the life of the m ikado. T h e h an ging
of th e 12 v ictim s o f the governm ent's
fear o f S ocialism began at 9 o ’clock
in the m orning in the central prison
and the trap w as not sprung for the
last one until 1 p. m.
Jules V erne Is Outdone.
Floods Block Train s.
S ea ttle.— T he d evelop m en t o f the
Ix>s A n geles.—Traffic on the Coast
Japanese port of Taurnga has m ade
lin e of the Southern P acific is ser it p ossib le to go around the world in
iou sly offected as the resu lt of flood 37 days.
l e a v in g S ea ttle or Van
conditions in the northern part of couver by steam er, a traveler m ay
Santa Barbara County. T h e reports land in Yokoham a In 12 days. By
received at the local offices o f the taking train to Tauruga and stea m er
Southern Pacific are to the effect I to the trans-Siberian Railroad term
that the tracks have b een covered inus and co n tin u in g by the fa stest
with debries at the Mud flats w est of train to London he m ay cover the
T h e track is reported to d ista n ce from Yokoham a in 16 days.
be intact, but it w ill take several By the fa stest stea m ers and trains he
hours to clear it.
m ay travel from London to S ea ttle in
a little m ore than nine days.
Refugees Swarm From Mexico.
Nation to H ide Paroles.
E l Paso, T ex.— M exican refu gees
are flocking over the border into
W ash in gton .— Men who have their
T exas near La .litas, ea st of here in
B rew ster County, to esca p e t a k in g : paroles from F ederal prisons here
sid es eith er with the fed erals or the , a fter will step back into the world to
insurgents. Many are bringing their begin life an ew unadvertised and
h orses and ca ttle and U n ited S tates w ithout the lim elig h t of publicity.
G overnm ent officials are som ew hat (
puzzled o v er the situ ation that con-1 Attorney-G eneral W Ickersham and
fronts them . If they se iz e the an i Robert W. Ladow, chairm an of the
T o Reform Judicial System.
m als for duty the M exirans will parole board, h ave decided that pub
T ra v e l To Coast H eavy.
Salem , Jan. 24.— P lan n in g com pre
be d estitute.
Few o f th e refugees licity in such ca ses help s to d efea t
h en siv e reform o f the judicial system
have any food, but will be able to
o f the state, which Is gen erally re- headquarters h ere Indicate an in work their way into the sta te s a n d , the o b ject o f the parole law.
earded a s having been m ade ea sy hy j crease of p a ssen g er traffic from the get em ploym ent.
G aynor’a Foe In Prison.
the adoption of sw eep in g am endm ents F ast that is breaking all records for
Jamaica W ants 1915 Fair.
Since th e res
N ew York.— Ja m es J. G allagher,
to the con stitution at the last ele c j M id-W inter travel.
K ingston. Jam aica.— T he Jam aica who sh ot M ayor G aynor and S treet
tion. Sen ator Wood h as introduced a toratlon o f norm al con d ition s In the
hill for the appointm ent o f a com i m ountain passes, which were blocked cham ber o f com m erce is d irectin g a ; C om m issioner Edw ards on a stea m
to recom m end to the G ov ship on a dock at H oboken last An-
m lttee to d ev ise a n ew judicial act j
to co v er the en tire field of Jtirv s y s - ! lim ited train s from the F a st are run ernm ent the holding of a b ig expos! «nist. w as taken to the N ew J ersey
tern and courts.
T h e hill ca lls for ning In extra se ctio n s above the regu tion here In 1915. coin cid en t with the S tate Prison to s ir v e 12 yea rs at
lar schedu les.
J formal opening of the Panam a Canal hard labor.
a com m ission of 30 m em bers.