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"w?OFr '.t-'Tj -"vw'Tj'jr'-' DAILY CAPITAI. JOURNAL. i. I K -isat 9. SALEM, OKEGON, WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 27, l8iT. NO. ?' io sno6 s fB.x Pap i&l Tinny " :o: To reduce our stock and make room Sr spring goods, we lines of shoes for cash, Call and gett he Reduction at KB.ATJSSE BROS. - 275 Commercial street. PHILADELPHIA its a Severe Scorching Blocks in the Business Centre Burned. Philadelphia, Jan. 27. The most istrous conflagration that has ever Ited this city In recent years broke shortly after 7 yesterday morn ; In the basement of the big grocery re of Hanscomb Eros., at idi7 irket street. Property to the value Ef 2,500,000 or more was destroyed. Che flames were first descoyered by rtin Wagner, reserve policeman. Be- re the engines reached the scene the Itire rear portion of Hanscomb's sreandlBennett's restaurant were Blaze. A second alarm was sent In, bd a few moments later a general larm. Immediately adjoining Hanscomb jros., on the west was a nye-story lildlng occupied by Blum Bros., mufacturers of ladies' cloaks. This fas soon a mass of flames. The water 2med almoit to freeze before touch- ig the building. The next building on the west to be uaten up was that occupied by Geo. Marshell as a restaurant, then came the hat factory of G. E. Wells and io rear of the wholesale grocery of D&howell & Fryer, at 1325 Market atreet. ffhile the flames were sweeping est on Market street the umbrella mutactorof Ilirsch Bros., the larg- iin the world, which adjoins the Btaurant, caught fire. The inflam mable nature of the Immense stock ! light silks added to the flames and half an hour the building was a aass af flames. On the east of the Hlrsch building, etween 1309 and 1301 Market street, rere the following tenants: Mispah estaurant, Sterner & Ball cigar fac- sry, A. Nickolaky, confectionery.and the big drug store of II. Hillman, the upper story of which was occupied by ?otter Bros., asja pbotograph gallery. North of Hlrsch Bros., Immediately icross Silver street, stood the new even story building of Dunlap Bros. Fills building extended from 1300 to H310 Filbert street, and was 100 feet ileep. The first floors were occupied by the Collins Carriage Company. The idlames swept through thU structure. -gutting It completely. 6 will reduce prices in The small buildings on Silver street, which runs west from Thirteenth to Juniper, were all gutted. The shop of Contractor Lewis Ilavens caught tire from the rear of Blum Bros., arid three firemen were caught by a falling wall. Frank Piper, of engine com pany No. 30, was the only man seri ously injured. At 8:15 a. m., lire was discovered in the tower of John Wanamaker's big dry goods store. A stream of water from one of the water towers was run up to the burning structure, but the supply of watet was eiter too small or the stream did not reach the flames. The tower contained a handsome clock and chimes. At 0 o'clock the entire tower collapsec, the clock fal ling through the first floor. Two lines of hose were then gotten on top of the gigantic structure, and the flames which threatened to destroy Phila oelphia's most famouB store were soon uhder control. Wanamakcr said to an Associated Press reporter at 9:30 that in three hours after the firemen are out of the store seven-eighths of the storo will be ready for business. Wanamakcr was the great crowd. Meanwhile the fire men were having their hands full con fining the flames to the original block. Up to this time the flames had been confined to the block bounded by Fil bert street on thenorth.Thirteenthon the east,Market on thesouth.and Jun Iperon the west. THo wind was blow ing from the west, and carried the flames right into the rear of the build ings on Thirteenth street. The first bulldlng tliere to catch lire was that of Jacob Miller's gents' furnishings. Fifteen other shops and stores on North Thirteenth were gutted. The flames ate their way almost di rectly northwest from the rear of Blum Bros.' building, gutting the rear of part of 2 to 25 North Juniper street, Showelltfc Frier's big grocery. The rear, used as law offices and pri vate residences, was completely burned out. While the fire was at its height flames were discovered on the window sashes of the big city hall. Tiie city hall fire department ran a line to the roof and a few minutes had the struct ure free from all danger. The wall of Ilirsch Bros.' factory collapsed 60on after 8 o'clock. The other walls left standing resemble huge icebergs. Between 3 and 4 a. m. fire broke out iu the fifth story of the building occu pied by C. II, Bunnell, wholesale sta tioner, on Chestnut street. The loss is $10,000. Shortly before 0 o'clock fire started In the big carpet store of John & James Pobson, on Chestnut street. By hard work the flames were confined to the sixth story, but water soaked through to the basement. The loss is 8100,000, , COLLAPSED. Mitchell's House' of Cards. Attempt to orce a Senate Republi can Caucus. : The Mltcbell-Fultbn-Drlvcr combi nation have struclf a snag. The sena torial house of cards has fallen to pieces', nnd' Senator Mitchell's candi dacy may be s'ald to luiye completely collapsed. Today it begun to leak put that an ineffective attempt was made last eve to get a', majority of the. Republican senators ;to agree, in a secret caucus,to sit with the1 BensoVlibuso and elect Mitchell senator. The senate and Benson house in joint convention would number 61 members. , A major ity would be 32 and that number, Mitchell could got. Senator Mitchell's man Fjilton labored all day to get the senators to attend the caucus at the parlor "A" of Hotel Willamette at 8 p. m. but the following twelve members wore all who would attend: Calbreath McClung Driver Hazeltiue Gowan Pattersou, Marion Harmon lteed ' Hobson Price Johnson Taylor Senator Mitchell and Charles W. Fulton laid the whole plan as above outlined, and Senator Driver cham pioned the Benson organization as the only legal house. lie read a long extract from Reed's rules of order., Senator-Reed of Doug las sliowed that there was no analogy between Reed'fe counting a quorum and the Benson house. Reed's con gress was a constitutionally organized body, about tho legality of which there was no question. His rule to count a quorum was for the purpose of compelling members Bitting and present to participate in the transaction of business already pend ing and before the house of which they were a part. THE LITTLE JOKER was now produced by Senator Patter son of Marion, no less than an agree ment in writing tosit withtheBensop house and elect a senator next Tues day. This was immediately resisted by several senators who declared that they had voted against recognizing the Benson house, or had expressed doubts as to Its legality, and could not sign an agreement to sit with that Il legal organization to elect a Senator. Patterson Docketed his agreement to Kive Mitchell u certificate" of elec-' tion from a rump organization that would seat him In the senate. A cold chill fell on all present and they separ ated and the subject of electing a senator bv such a combination has been dropped as a topic of enjoyable conversation. A number of the senators who par ticipated were seen today and do not deny tho main features of the at tempted caucus as above narrated. OCT OF THE RACE. It is becoming more and more clear that even Mitchell's sunoorters. or at least some of them, concede he is out of the race and that he must now withdraw his name, as his candidacy Is now merely an obstruction to the organization of the legislature. Sen ator Mitchell cannot be re-elected. The mismanagement of his affairs by his champions in the house and his lobby outside of the house has been fatal and continuous. His first error was in forcing a Joint caucus and dis closing his weakness by dragging in men who had asked to be released, or who had conscientious objections to going into a caucus, and disclosing a bare majority, counting votes of prox ies, by letter and telegram. This colossal error was followed by his at tempt to force an organization of the lower house unknown to the constitu tion. The absolute collapse and failure' of Senator Mitchell's candidacy is so ap- Sarent that his retirement from the eld Is an Imperative necessity, pre requisite to any organization of the legislature. The senatorial struggle has wrought harm enough to Oregon interests. It has prevented any relief to the people and it should now be eliminated and the representatives of the people bo allowed to go ahead with the business ror which they were sent here. The question for each representa tive now to decide, is shall he assist in holding up any faction for or against any senatorial candidate, or shall he demand that about half a dozen relief and repeal bills pass and the appropriation bill. There Is still tluio and opportunity for the mem bers of this legislature to redeem themselves and prove a blessing to the people Instead of a curse. After thev have attended to their duties to the public.lf there is time and disposi tion to elect a senator tuat can aiso dc done. Schilling's Best baking powder is only a little bet ter than two or three others; but Schillings Best tea is twice as good as usual tea. In either case, your gro cer returns your money in full if you'd rather, have some other. .. JL , . - .. Ml. V'1 For tale ty " j, Harntt&Lawrwiee M : BENSON house toesday AFTEHifooN. ' Aii a p. iu. iiiu uenson notiso re sumed lirst reading of bills. 3. Chapman, to regulate primaries. 4. Conn, To amend sections of code t . a .,. -n - relating to assessment. C. Grawford, to repeal railroad" com missioners law. 0 Gratke, relating to state taxes. Sec. 20I3. 7. Gurdane, to create lain on crops for harvesting same. i 8. Iloguc, for certifying to record of deed fir patent and recording same. 0. Hope. Withdrawn temporarily. 10. Hudson, to regulate-rate of ' tcrest of 0 per cent. 11. Huntington, to amend sec. 313. to make earnings of Judgment debtor exempt. 12. Jennings, to rcdlstrict Judicial districts. 13 Lake, to protect eastern oysters or their progeny planted In Yaqulna bay. 14. Langcll, to incorporate town of Gold Hill. 15. Marsh, to prevent and regulate tho sale or prod nctlon of any adulter ated or unwholesome foods or drinks. When cows are conilncd they shall have not less than 800 cubic feet of air, and shall not bo confined facing each other. Penalty $500. 10. Mitchell, to regulate registra tion of voters, nomination of olllcers and to regulate elections. 17. Nosier, to establish free public libraries and reading room. 18 Palm, to amend sec. 2008) relat ing to school districts. . 19. Rigby .amend charter of Athena. 20. Smith of Marion, to repeal rail road commission. 21. Somcrs, relating to supreme court. 22. Stanley, to prntci't food fishes. 23. Thomas, to provide for registra tion of voters aud holding elections. 24. Vencss, provide a board of canal commissioners for the canal and locks at Willamette Falls. 25. Wagner, to amend law relating to holding primary elections. Benson house adjourned to Wednes day at 10 a. in. BENSON HOUSE WEDNESDAY FORE , NOON. Called to order at 10 a. m. Prayer by Rev. ICantner. Journal read. PETITIONS. By David, against sale of cigarettes. By Hudson, for repeal of Railroad, Domestic Animal, Pure Food, Horti cultural commissions, and opposed to appropriations for all purposes, and reduction of all salaries etc. PERSONAL PRIVILEGE. Brown of Morrow, asked the right to correct bis admission that he had been iu error the day before on a point or oraer. RESOLUTIONS. Jiy Crawford, reciting that in case of any office becoming vacant, by neglect of failure to' qualify and attend to tne autics or tneir omce, their places be filled by election, and that tho opposition members who had not yet qualified be cited to ap pear Thursday at noon and be quali fied. A copy was to bo served on each of tho following members by the sergeant-at-arms: Bardley, Bayer, Bllyeu, Bourne, Buckman, Craig, Davis, (Umatilla) Davis, (Multnomah) Dustin, Emery, Gill, Guild, mil, Howser, Jones, Kruse, Lee, Maxwell, McAllister Munkers, Ogle, Riddle, Povey, Schmldtlein, Smith,(Llnn),Svlndseth, U'Ren, Whitak'er, Yoakum. Crawford explained that this step was deemed necessary to .get out of the great muddle which this legisla ture had got Into. Adopteo by yote of 27 ayes, 1 nay, three absent. Huntington of Wasco voted nay and asked if such an order could be Issued by less than a constitutional majority? The speaker did not reply. The three absent members were Hope, Lake, Mlsener. 20. Benson, to amend sec. 535 code relating to civil actions. 27. Crawford, to regulate tho trans portation of freight by a maximum rate law. 28. David, to amend game law. 29. Gratke, to exempt active fire men of Astoria. 30. Hogue, to amend secs,1047,1048, relating to removal and suspension of attorneys. 31. Hope, for assessment of non resident sheep. 32. Hudson, by request, providing for election of road superylsors in each election precinct. 33. Jennings, to regulate fees for collections for private parties by county officials. 34. Langell, to amend state normal school oct, providing for converting Ashland college into tho Southern Oregon Normal school. 35 Marsh, to amend section 4,151 re lating to county surveyors. Benson house adjourned to 2 p. m. BENSON HOUSE WEDNESDAY. The Benson house continued first reading of bills. Only 29 were pres ent: 30. Merrill, to repeal as follows: domestic animal commission, state board of horticulture, district horti cultural and agricultural societies, state food and dairy commission, fish and game warden, A6toria boatmen, pilot commissioners, Oregon militia, state university tax, and rail road commission, contageous di scaKes..and all other special legislation and provisions beyond tho bare skele ton of a government presented In tho constitution. ,, ,,, Benson house adjourned to 11:30, Thursday. SENATE WEDNESDAY A. M. Opened with prayer by Rev. Bower sox. Reading of Journal dispensed Senate Resolution 10 Dufur, order ing that the chief dent have prepared a dally calendar. Senator Selling In the Interest of "economy" spoke against tho resolution. Dufur and Driver spoke for It. Mulkey n.oved an amendment that senators be pro vided wjth sufficient copies to send to newsnaners and Interested parties. 'Amendment accepted. McCluug spoke against resolution, uesner uskcu to have tho number limited to 240. Holt asked for ayes and noes. Taylor of the ways and means committee spoke ! against the resolution. Carter also opposed in emphatic terms. iuuiKey spoke for tho measure Johnson op posed more than enough lor tuc sen ate, and moved reference to commu tes on printing with Instructions to report cost. Lost. The resolution us amendment was lost by 8 ayes and 20 noes. HILLS INTRODUCED. 172. Klmr. to nrovldo for organiza tion of irrigation districts. 1 1 J. Uesner, to amend sec or code, fixing price of board for coutity pris oners. 174 Wade, amending laws, fixing fees aud salaries of assessors in tho various counties and other officers. 175. Daly, by request, to amend sec. 291 code. a ting 170. Smith, to amend code rel to election contests. 177. Reed, by request, to provide for working of state, convicts upon the public roads. 17d. Patterson of Marlon, to amend incorporation laws of city of Wood hum. 170. Carter, by request, to authorize a free ferry at Corvullls. Joint resolution, No. 4. Daly, pro posing amendment to constitution re quiring GO days resldenco In precinct to make voter eligible, also providing for registration law. Dufur and Harmon offered antl enrurette netltsons. DO. Harmon, to divide Coos county, and create county of Bay. Counties. 91. Smith, to amend salmon fishing laws. Fishing industries. 92. Dufur, to provide and regulute proceedings in justice courts. Judi ciary. 93. Bates, authorizing tho appoint ment of official court reports: Judi ciary. 91. Reed, to authorize construction of a flood gate on Hudson slough in Douirlas county. Fishing Industries. 95. Xing, to amend code, relating to sale of lands by forcigu guardians. Judiciary. 90. Driver, to provide for placing U. S. flags upon school houses, and court houses from 8 a. m. to 5. p. in. dally, except, during stority weattier. Edu cation. 97. Dawson, to amend law relating to redemption of county orders. Counties. 98. Hughes, assessment and taxa tion. 99. Daly, to amend law regulating practice of pharmacy and sale of poison. Medicine and pharmacy. 100. Mulkey, to prevent corrupt practices at elections. Elections. 101. Johnson, by request, to amend charter of Brownsville. To select committee senators of Linn county. 102. Smith, abolishing use of fish traps or fixed appliances after, Jan uary 1, 1899. Fishing industry. 103. Patterson, of Washington, to further enlarge charter of Hillsboro, Senators from Washington county. 104. Hobson, to amend laws r elat ing to sale of property under execu tion. Judiciary. 105. Patterson of Marion, to provldo for transportation of convicts to the penitentiary. Penal institutions. 100. Haseltlne, to create non partisan board of trustees for Insane asylum, Public institutions. Adjourned. SENATE WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON. SECOND HEADING. 107. Patterson of Marlon, regulating witaess fees in Marion county. Sena tors from Marion. 108. Selling, to enlarge powers and duties of assignors and creditors. Judiciary. 109. King, to repeal tho rallread commission. Railroads. 110. Daly, to exempt homesteads. Judiciary. 111. Driver, to force legislatures to organize. Tabled. 112. McClung, requiring publication of semi-annual statements of county olllcers. Rovislonof laws. 113. Gowan, to prevent stock being moved oyer private lands. Counties. 114. Gowan, by request to amend law providing for election of prosecut ing attorneys. Judiciary. 115. Gowan, to compel county clerks to administor pension oaths free of charge. Revision of laws. 110. Smith, to amend law regulat ing executions and transfers by sheriffs. Judiciary. 117. Smith, limiting compensation of secretary of state and fixing salary of clerk of the supreme court. Adjourned. JOURNAL "X" RAY3. Directed Upon the Oregon Legislature and Lobby. "I'll teach bimetallism, round or flat.-John II. Mitchell. Burllngame attends Father Driver even in his moments of retirement. "We can treat any man respectfully who will pay us to do so." Salem Statesman. . The people generally admire tho pluck of a manlike Smith of Linn, Ho is the tool of no man, . Gratke seems to think the Eastern Oregon canneries could bo run with a liberal snpply of cayuse carcasses. "Give mo eighteen years more and I'll agree to do something for the In dian war veterans. See If I don't. John II. Mitchell. The bill forbidding exposure In tho open market of calves slaughtered under throo wocks of age does not re fer to the Benson, house. Speaker Benson liash't thought (f such thing as naming his committees, but, or course, hi house Is regularly organized. N That Joint representative from Grant and Harney, Mr. Dustin, has the courage of his own convictions and the plaudits of his constituents. A man who can deceive the people both ways at once in four different directions Is smart enough to elect himself senator of Oregon If ho can only get the opportunity. The Journal has not paid much at tention to bills propocd at this "ses sion," as there has not been no session and all bills prepared so far have been prepared for the waste basket. Salem would have a"reglnof terror" If the good Christian Doctor Driver could hung all the twenty-nine" as he asserts should be clone. That's what Christ would have done under similar circumstantes (?) It Is the declared purpose of tl e Multnomah members of the house to not participate in the organtzstion until Senator Mitchell lets up the pressure ho Is now exerting to com pel an illegal organization. If Gratke, of Astoria, Jumped lit the conclusion that he could get fish wheel legislation in return for help ing organize the Benson house, he reckoned without his host. Tho can neries, on the upper Columbia, can't be run on suckers. - If John H Mitchell had supported free sliver last November, ho would now have the respect of every fair thinking person In Oregon, whother said person was a goldlte or not. Con sistency Is what the American people aarultc. Eugene Guard. Even the street cars aro subsidized In the Interests of Itho Mitchell Benson force scheme. When a motor- man gets 50!cents for a fast run from tho state house to the Willamette hotel, in addition to regular fares, times are not so bad. The Journal and Undo John Gill of Tillamook-Yamhill will give John n. Mitchell a certificate of election to tho United States senate that will be just as good and answer all purposes just) us well as the certificate from tho "rump" Benson house ho Is trying so hard to get. Yencss offered tho usual resolution to "Investigate" tho treasury of Ore gon. To the credit of the Benson faction It was tabled by voto of 21 to 9. This picnic for from four to six $5 to 810 a day clerks costs blonnially $000 t $1200, and reveals nothing of Inter est to the people. No one pays a heavier penalty for This Is the Best K1K 111 KrIiO tId'2riiMlXlllNtK, VV5vtv1fW ' t,M Tsra. J .miir quired for use. 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You sec greenbacks don't rattle or jingle and they can be easily handed f rt in hand to hand and pub In u large enve lope and carried on the Inside pocket. And by the way one of tho legislators (oven) was seen t:i have one of those largo envelopes full of green money. No one questions dear old Doctor Driyer's loyalty to Senator Mitchell. Although Driver is a heart and soul silver man and will redeem his pledge to voto for Mitchell if ho gets a chance, It would seem unnecessary for that man Burllngame to shadow the old preachei all the time. Burlln- gitno claims to represent the A. P. A. a-id to hold a proprietary iiltercst in Driver. " ' Mr. Mlsener has pursued a consist cut course; he has done moro thun he was required to do In r.lelplng tho Mitchell men to make an effort at organizing. As a Democrat he has shown a willingness to help Republi cans out of u tight place. But ho ujs shown himself Independent of the faction and served notice on them that ho considers their action illegal. The Statesman refers to Senator Carter "as one or tho Ilk known as Simon .Republicans." There ttro no such Republicans. In tho Spring there were "Mitchell Republicans," known as such on the official ballots. They represented Senator Mitchell's professed devotion and advocacy of a well known prlncfple In our public affairs which the senator has abandoned. Those tenjspecialtdoputy policemen aro said to hayo been nlso deputy sergcants-at-arms. Now some of those ten meu are known to hUye (carried concealed weapons upon their persons while doing duty at tho state house upon that memorable morning. What they needed with large pistols strapped to them no one knows but they had them just tin sania and the question arises (If they were not spec- ciul policemen) had they the right to carry a concealed pistol? 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