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ST. HELENS, OREGON, FMDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1907.
NEWS OF THE WEEK
a touted Form for
HAPPENINGS OF TWO CONTINENTS
A fUtum of the Lees Important but
Not Lest Interesting Events
of the Pt W.ek.
The Russian doutna mwti November
The New Orleans tock exchange Iim
Five pernon hart their lives lu a fir
at NVw Haven, Conn.
A Federal attorney In Tim declare
clearing houeertloclo Illegal.
The I'nlted Wales has twured seve
ral mtlllon dollars more of Kiigllab
A woman lM Juat 11m at Trinidad,
Col.. who for Beady 00 year bat
IwhI m ii tnn.
The packing plant of Kwlft A Co. at
Ilairilurg, Pa., ha been deatioyed by
flw. J-oae, 1250,01)0.
The S7ih annual convent Iim ol the
Amerlran Federation of Labor ta In ac
tion at Jamestown, Va.
Knot b arranged peace among tht
Central American republic and the
hatchet ha bean bui ied.
Tin 1,200 employee of the shoe fac
tories at Marlboron.h. Maaa., have
horn put on ball time on account ol
Foreign Invrsolrs are buying cheap
Another plot to murder tha war baa
Miney la moving Wert under Becrw
Ury Corllyou' threat.
Native lava and eotlomi nuke death
Inconvenient tor atiangera In F.gypl.
An Oklahoma bank caahler I rule.
Inn, aim 160,000 of the Inalitutlon'a
An extra aeaelfln of the leg ialator la
curiam In California la relieve Han
New York hank etatement how a
depleted leerrve bu'. liufporU ot gold
will replenish It.
Secretary Tlt' carries waa hauled
through tha tlreeta oi Manila by en
K-cord how thai nearly two-third
of tha buboiilo plague cat ' at Ban
Franc leoo hava proven fatal.
Tha wood truat at Toma haa ap
parently bniUtd. ae thera haa barn a
big drop In prlcee and Unit olaaa cord
wowl now al la at $2.75 per ooid.
K.rtrv Taft haa left Manila for
, New York hanker aay they are send
In, money Wont aa lat aa poealble
Porswisof clearing houaecertliicale
at El faao, Tel., hava been caught
The Hants Fa railroad la to be tried
on anoiher Indictment at Los Angaiea.
a ilireat to dvnatnit Great Northern
train In Montana has lad to placing ol
gnarda on many.
Han Ftanclaco haa appealed to the
tvrnitmnt fur money with wuicn to
fight tha plague.
Keswick, a amall California town
near Holding, haa ten lmoat oum
plvtely destroyed by Bra.
pTha national convention of the W.
C. T. U. la eiilrillllno over me iv
hlbition gain in tlie Booth.
Advlcea from Unalaaka aay a peak
800 (Mt aliova the eea haa illaappearea
T)i ttt wi raised by a ulunarlne
earthquake several yeara ago and It
dinppearance la attributed to the same
Taft ha derided to complete bl lorn
o( tha world el originally planned
Gold Import Irom foreign countrlo
will continue la payment ior cn-,
One ol tha Vanderbilts haa offered
the Y. M. O. A. of Newport, B. I.,
1100,000. ? ,
The Uitltod fileto DWrl. t court at
hu Imnoaed a fine ol
arm otto nn the Hant r railroad for
A nnmber of amall bank at varloua
places In the Southwest have failed
Til PPM l-rua factor tea at Bridgeport
Conn., have oloeed on account of money
Four Europesn countries hsve raised
Uiedleoount rata to atop gold eiporta
to Amuillca. ,
nooaelt hat Dromlae! to Invratlgnte
the nanMr In it and reoommend re
peal of paper tariff.
Ketrad Talma, former preeldcnfc of
Cut, iaya American rule 1 better than
Independence with anaruny.
The total foreign gold engagement
for New York 1 now cloae to IHB.wu,
The Dmver mint la coining gold bul
Hon Into money at the rata of nearly
million dollar a day.
The flrat ahln-ment of foregn gol
ha reached New York. Theoonnlgn
ment oontalued $7,100,000.
The Orego i oommlanlon to the Ala
ka-Yukouf aoitlu axpoiitlon haa aeloot
QITTINQ FLtlT RIAOV.
Ship Will Be Prapired to Sail On
Waali'iigton, Nov, 12. Kvery detail
of t.ia preparntlon for thaaaillngof
the battltiahlp fleet to the Parlflo ocean
la now well In hand, and by December
16, tli data on which the vvxaeli will
paaioutof Hampton Road, In review
before I'maliliint Hoowivelt, iiieuiber ol
the rahlnet and h uh olDuial of tli
avy, arrangeiiienU (or Ihe comfort ol
tha men eu route will have been at
tended to. Al all of tha navy yarda
the work of making necrnaary repair it
being puahed and three will b com
plftmlhy Doremlier 1. Provialona are
being tiorvd abrd tha veela, and
their eonl hunker are being filled to
their rapiiclty. Four anchor will be
rarrled hy each veuel io aa tu be ready
lor any emerKoncy,
The ix ml oi provlalonlng tha fleet 1
lmatrd at alxmt f.176.000, contem
plating the feeding ol a force of 16,000
men lor 10U day. Only thi week con-
rsrt were awarded for head clieeae.
aneaitei and veal.
Advantage will he taken of the two
orvan cruiara to make -veral UU with
the provlalon alxid their prererva
tlon, parking and handling.
Incidimlaily to the vlalt of the fleet
to the rcl(lo coaat tha Navy depart
ment la making arrangement to obtain
place for email arm Bring there, an
a to give Ihe men an opportunity for
practice In that cacity.
CXCAVATION OF HE.RCULANEUM
Money Will Be Appropriated lo Carry
On Ihe Work.
Home, Nov. 12. The pmpoaal to
ooritlnne the work of eimvatiun aa
llerculttiieum ha become o popular at
a reult of the effort made by Charle
Waldateln, profewror of fin ait In
King College, Cambridge, Kngland,
that the Italian government ia about to
lake the matter actively In hand.
HiL-tior Have, minlater ol public In-
.trui li"!i, upon whom the work actual
ly deoendr. haa prepared a DIM lo M
DrtaenteJ to parliament ahlch provide
or an appropralion or fiun,uuu kit
the purp-aw ol removing uie nonae
runna the rmxlern town ol Itceina,
which I lorated over llemulaneum and
an apnpruiion oi u
actual eicavation work. Thi latter
aura doe not inc'ud the alarie ol
omdal. In the meanwhile a apeclal
uommlfalon nnder the prealdency ol
pMfiaeor de IVtra. of the tnlvvreliy ol
Nanlea. ha undertaken preliminary
ludiee for the cwmlnencement of the
P o(.nnr Waldrteln i about to bring
out a large volume allowing anal naa
been don up to the preaent and aetling
r.irlh what he eonetder net eacary to m
nr the oomnlet nn of the work. lie
will maintain that II carritHi oik ac
cording tu modern method the Mca-a
tton of llercolanenin will call lur ar
espendiUre ol I-HW.OO0.
AQUINALDO 18 HOPEFUL.
Confidant of Benefits Prom
Vialt to laland.
Manila, No. 11. A feature of the
visit of Secretary of War Taft to Manila
waa the preeence of Agulnaldo at sever
al nf the function, for the flrat time
alnee hi capture. Diwuaing the visit
nf Me. Tall lo Manila with a repreeen
imtlva of tha Arwoclated Pre. he ld:
"It I my bellcl that the Denenis w
follow Ihe vllt, to the people of trie
I'hilliiDlne. ill be greaU-r than tney
can reckon at tlie preeent time. I m
at nrwent unable to form an opinion,
,.nh.n,l ol the advanUirea. but 1 am
confident tliat it ha done gooil. The
Inaugural ion of the aeacuiliiy na gone
. Loo, wav to cement the frlendahip of
the Philippinea with tli people or m
Unitel Hiatea. it I me luiuniuenv
solemn prom Ik, hich many expecv
.l ..mlil not be fultilled. ineere
tary of war did not bring Independence
for many people In hi pocket, but he
brought the mean ot aiiauim n.
i. .1.1 ii. how we can net it. The
pinoe are thankful for the Information,
...a r.u..,..i t what the accretary haa
done, eapectaiiy iiuin iiwn
ucatlon and agrieuiiure.
Ojaka Rulea Town.
ut i..i,.mrif. Nov. 12. The first
.U....I vivnta Irom 111 cene or m
great eartluiuake at Knrtiigh, Ruaalan
r...L .Unit three weeks ago,
..M,.l rlila oltv from a corporal who
accompanied the relief epe"nD
to Jarnarkan. Telegraphing under dnie
of November 9, the corporal any: The
town of Karatagh was completely
troyetl. The victims pnmbered about
400 in Karatagh and about 10,000 in
.i ,n i..i., .lut.rint ol Denauak. All
"l e , , ,. t
Die vlllagci In me vioiniw wo w.
ed. Many more may De uewu.
Ta Probea S.1III Truat.
ti,.n Te.. Nov. 12 An antl
truat suit ha been filed by the ttorney
i in i ha Twontv-sixrh Dlattlit
" ...i .....iui Tin Timaa milling com
.-i... .n..d to be In oonepirwy I
nirr-i.e The atale ailcgf
thai the defenilanl oomnanlea have via
lttteJ both tho 1HIHI ami ieua
Hkt lor penalties against each defend
t.r.,.m i 175.000 for the al
hiaed violation of the act of 181 9. and
$50,200 for violation ol the act oi iw
Live Lost In Italy
t..,o Nu. 12. The rain atorins
.i n.,n.ta iliroiinliont Italy continue.
v, ,i i i b. u tiviiuroiirrled away
K&l mnl fclHUn wi.w n - II...
.everal places, and report, are baing
?. T , ,!, iiealruotlon of houses
IT,.u. .iiwtnii of cattle. Beversl
; inu now ..w,..'v-", , . , .
OREGON STATE ITEMS OF INTEREST
KfcNO IHHIQATlOi BANAL.
Progreailng Raplulv In
Limit of Klamath Falla.
Klamalh Fall Work on the Keno
(an I i now well within tlie city limit
and the lilllaide where the government
lorce ii at work pieaenUtha appearance
ol a very animated anthill. A large
(ore with aliovela and with team la at
work and good program la being made.
It 1 epected that a great part of the
heavier work will lie completed belnre
Inter art in. The Keno caual i on
tha wet aide ol the river and will reach
part of the farming land not touched
by the main irrigation canal now in
O. A. C. Registrar Buiy.
Corvallia Tlie reuiitritlon at Oregon
Agricultural college ha already readied
HH7, not counting Ihe apeciala in mnalc
nd dairying. Thi la an unprecedented
enrollment for thi time of the year
and demount rat plainly, in the opin
ion ol thoae Informud, that the regl ra
tion will really reach 1,000 or 1.1O0 be-
lore the clnao ol the acliool year, i.v-
rtyhlng ia tncvlng along smoothly at
the collrge and Preeident Kerr ia giving
complete rratielactlon a bead ol thla
Linn Applea to Cuba.
Albany A bos of the beat applea
exhibited at the recent Linn county ap
ple fair ha left thi city for Cuba,
where it will be enjoyed by the officer
ot the Kleveuth United Htate infantry.
It waa rent bv County Commiraloner T
butler to hi m, Clifton M. Hiitler,
who la a second lieutenant in the Kiev
enth inlantrr. now serving In Cuba
Lieutenant Uutler was appointed to the
United b'taet military academy at Weat
olnt from thia city and graduated In
the clan ol 1UU3.
Open Umatilla Landa.
Pendleton Itv a aneclal order of
United Nate Und Coramiaaloner K
Ballinirer. 2,840 acre ol land nnder
ha Umatilla Irrigation pro ect will be
reerored to entry. The opening of the
land aa made on tlie advice ol the en
gioeera In charge of Ihe project. J0'
uarr 2H. 10UH. ii the Hate aet for (11
iniii. and no rlithU can De ooraineu vj
irning upon tho land prior to that time.
The date for the restoration la Decern.
her 28, 1007.
Digging Potato at Weston.
Weston Potato digging i Inactive
oroirres in the mountain district till'U
tary to Western The acreage is larger
than that ol any previoua year and the
yield ia good, averaging about luu sscas
to the acre, which 1 eynsiucrea excep
tionally food for nnirrlKated ground
V . liark ow and Henry Hansen, uie
taruoat mower on the mountain, will
have about 8.000 sacks from 80 acre
Moat ol the ciopa will be held lor next
upring 8 market.
Lumber Mill 8hut Down.
Pandletrn Many lumber mill in
1-juU'rn Oreiion are closing down on ac
limit of the money stringency. The
Meaclmm Lumber company abut down
n,l 40 men are out of work. Beverai
mall mill. In Lnion and Baker coun
tia are closed. The largest mill abut
intvn waa tlie Oreiion Lumber mill at
Smith Baker. This employed 200 men
Many Blue Mountain mill are closed,
he Uuistllla county mills are atlil run
Becln Seeding at Athena.
Athena Seeding in thia section haa
heuun In earnest since the ram began
Up lo thai time a great many mrmeia
were lraid to begin reeding lost there
should not be enough moisture in uie
ground to sustain the growth ot tlie
wheat. But now they feel aaenred, and
there will tie thousands of acre ot land
seeded during the next few week. The
large larrner have from lour io six
drills running dally, and each arm
plants from 20 to 25 aoree a day.
Farrrs 8alllng at Woooburn,
Woodturn A Salem syndicate has
nnioliaced a 101-acre
tract wet of
Woodbnrn for the purpose of dividing
it Into fruit tracts and running a spur
into Woodlmrn hm ,,fort,,",-'iack.
Salem elcctrio line. Sale ol farms i in
thi swtion to homeseeker from the
East are ol dally occurrence, inere ia
much a-tlvity In both city and farm
property ami vroouunru i"wi"'-
were never o bright aa the are nqw.
Enlarging tha Cannery.
tu m nA -naioll laa Man.
nery I. building a tar, .ddltiorv to it.
nrnwnRVi lift ine pruwi.BYM v--
plant, ft win oe auom
and will give dipnoi y w " "
fruit output of the whole nelghborh.Kid.
Apples are sun cumiim j
load. Anoiher carload of the prepared
l.;..l Ian wnek. The rail-
fruit was shipped imi wee. -
road company win pui i """
The fruit now nasw oe "
n.ni ....1. nnawafc aidOtraCK.
Albany Gate New Industry.
Albany Albany I lo have a furni
ture factory and the deserted buildings
of the old oruan and carriage factory In
the southeastern part ot the city are to
i. ,,t. ! fur t lal IKliiHirj. tin
lie umii"1" !" - r
bny Furniture Manufacturing company
Is being formed by John Mcneil. ol Al-
k. ' n owns the factory buildings;
hanv who owns the factory buildings;
?M GUkimon. who recently came to
oVeaon. and II. P. Hanson, furniture
WESTON SlUOENTS WORK.
President Frsnch Hop to Make
Normal Self Supporting.
Weston The Weston normal will
become a aelf supporting Institution if
the ambition ol President Robert C.
French are realised. It may offer
young men and women an opportunity
to tecure an education on their own re
onnea. With this plan in view. Pres
ident French haa Jnat purchased 66
acre ol excellent timber land 10 miles
Irom Wes'on, where boys way work at
wood cutting during vacation, the pro
duct to be sold for the benefit of the
It is the hope of President French
to develop the industrial side of life,
and be believe the opportunity to
work (hould be offered every young
man and woman attending acnooi.
Even now many young men and women
are working their way through school.
Krag-Jorgnsne for O A. C.
Corvallia Tbe Or6gon Agricultural
college cadet Lave just received from
the governm nt about 400 of tbe latett
improved Krag-Jorgeneen rifle. These
mint will In part take the place of the
old gun now in use, which will be re
turned to some arsenal. Tbere baa
jutt been formed a third cadet battal
ion. The new companies are I, K and
L. and three more captains and otbtr
necessary officers will be selected from
Normal Training In High Schools.
Kalem Statistic compiled by the
department of education ihow that 88
hiuh schools reporting in Oregon out
side of Portland laat year graduated 2,-
S74 students, of which 74 are employed
as teachers. The state normal school
btsud has formulated a teachers' train-
in course for high schools, so that the
teachers who go from those schools to
teach In the rural diatricta shall not be
State Will 8ue.
Salem Governor Chamberlain, aa
president of tbe state board of educa
tion. lias wired defaulting textbook
manufacturing: eoncerna falling to (up-
olv public schools aa follows: "Yon
are In default aa to some books contract
ed for. If contract ia not compiled with
at once the state board will ane on
Apples for Preaident
Freewater The Free water Commer
cial club will send a fine box of apples
to President Rooaevelt. These apples
isve been donated by D. C. Conrad,
whose Spokane Beauty variety took
the prise at the Walla Waila fair, and
caused much favorable comment. They
will be sent to Washington, D. C, in a
lew da) s.
Klamath Opening in a Year.
Klamath Falls Hiram D. White,
allotting agent ot the Indian service, is
now at the Klamath reservation en
nitel in the last allotment of lands.
The work will occupy perhaps a year.
It is thought the opening of lands for
settlement may take place toon after.
Much Fruit at Milton.
' Milton The fruit men of this vicin
ity estimate the fruit crop at 300 cars
in the district about here. In addition
to this there has been an immense
quantity ot fruit shipped by package
Wheat Clnb, B7cj bluestem, 89c;
valley, 87c; red, 85e.
Oats No. 1 white, $29.50; gray
Barley Feed, $28.60 per ton; brew
inn. 30: rolled. $3031.
lorn Whole. $33: cracked, $33.
IIrtyValley timothy, No. 1, $17
18 per ton; Kaatera Oregon timothy,
$23: clover, $16; cheat, $16; grain
ha-. 116(316: alfalfa. $14.
Fruits ApdIbs. 76c$2.25 per box;
ceachea, $1 per crate; watermelons, lc
. .mi HE - V. .
per pouna; pears, aiiau.iu i ua
arum. 75cill.76 per crate; quinces
50c!i)l per bo'i huckleberries, 78c
per pound ; cranberries, $1010.50 per
Vegetables Turnip, $1.25 per sack;
carrots. ll.Zo Pr sac.; Deere, i.so
uliflower 25c$l per dozen; oelery,
. 60e9$i per doon; corn, 85o$l per
encumbere, $ per sack; oniens,
, 16(A20e per doicn; parsley, 20c per
- WXrr. 817o per pomd;
kIuHi Keeper pound; radlBhee,
per doMn. ,pnwh, 6o pe PaaA
M,..Bii. lfliJic per pound; tomatoe.
SfilSiSOe Dr box.
Onions $2(32.as per sack.
Potatoes 7585o per hundred, de.
llvered Portland; iweet potatoes, 2J-o
Butter Fancy creamery, 30932c
v;b.76 to W
i tO to S00
. 6(ir6 We
po"" '- I
to lfiO pounds, 7
7Wf. packers, 6X7o.
poultry Average old hens, lie per
pound; mixed chickens, 11c;
- .11 1....
chickens, no; oiu ruuaieie,
a lui ". . .
dressed chiokens, I3W140;
nve, oio. roc;
, t . , o. A liva.
Hops 1007, 79c per pouna;
, - .
4c per pound.
1822o per p.
astern Oregon average best,
18Z2o per pouno, acooraing
age; valley, 2022,
shrinkage; fineness; mohair, choice,
2030o per pound.
BEST ASSETS ASSIGNED.
Preferred Creditors Get Cream of
Resources of Portland Bank.
Portland, Nov. 8. Development
yesterday in the bank failure of the
Title Guarantee A Truat company were
Marquara building, included a
(400,000 asset, Is not available for
meeting claims of depositors, because
held as security by Ladd A Tllton, for
Three depositors of broken bank, digr
satisfied with appointment ot George
11. Hill aa receiver, petition Federal
District court for involuntary bankrupt
cy, their object being to supplant the
receiver with trustee appointed oy
Validity is doubted of luignment to
State Treasurer Steel for security for
$31)5,000 state deposits, of timber land
collateral in Benton and Marlon coun
Bo much of assets of bank are assign.
ed to preferred creditors that it looks
as if depositor will suffer heavy loss.
State Treasurer Steel exacted on iy
$100,000 security for $396,000 deposit
of public funds, thereby violating the
It seems likely that Treasnrer Steers
bondsmen will be called on by tbe
state to make gxd tbe lorn of public
The American Surety company has
given bond for $050,000, and aiz Port
land men for $50,000 J. Ttiorburn
Robs. Wallace McCamant. Louis G.
Clarke. 3. U. Peterson, M. B. Bankln
and J. W. Cook. Roes' liability is
District Attorney Manning hears
that the Lank received deposits while
insolvent, and that there were swind
ling operations, and will make investi
MAKE NEW YORK PAY.
Senator Heyburn Make Vigorous Ap
peal to Roosevelt.
Washington, Nov. 8. Senator Hey-
burn called on tbe President yetterday
to protest against further deposits of
government money with New York
baoks nntil those institutions oonseni
to psy reserves of Western banks in
cash instead of cashier's checks. Tbe
Dissident reauested the senator to pre
sent his views in writing, which be
did ss follows:
"On behalf of the people of Ihe
Western state , and especially those of
the Northwestern state, I would nrge
that no further deposits of money from
the treasury of the Unite 1 Statea be
made in New York- banks except on
the condition that such banks shall
immediately make available in money
to the bank in such Western states tbe
full amount of the leserves held by
such New York banks on account of
such Western banks.
"The tving op of many millions of
dollars of Western money representing
the reserves of the Western banks held
bv New York banks must inevitably re
sult in empowering the New York
banks to determine tbe time and Condi
tioos of free resumption of banking
fu actions by the Western banks, where
as, if tbe reseives of the Western banks
could be converted into available mon
ev at once, the financi.il situation of
the West would be free from domina
tion on the part of the East.
MAY CALL EXTRA SESSION.
Glllatt to Consult Bankers Gold Is
Circulated in San Francisco.
San Francieco, Nov. 8. At a confer
ence with members of the clewing
house and leading bun In eea men today
Governor Gillett will be urged to call
an extra eeceion of the legislature to
take some action regarding the present
financial situation, in view of the fact
that taxes become delinquent Novem
Local banks are much more optlmlg
tie over the situation today, and the
fact that business does not appear to be
seriously disturbed by the use of the
clearing house scrip is giving them
much encouragement. The new paper
money is being accepted everywhere
without question and business is going
ahead as usual.
From tbe subtreafnry here $945,000
went out in gold yesterday. Interior
cities got some of this com, and tlie
balance went into the banks here.
More will be paid cut today.
Japanese Feeling Hurt.
Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 8. The riot
damage commission today ended in
speechmaking. For an hour Howard
Duncan, counsel for the Japanese gov
ernment, declared that the mere dam
age to property was not fr a moment
to be compared to the grave injury to
the finer feelings of the Jnapanese.
Cdnimlseioner King replied with the
statement that anything he could award
In the wav of monetary damages could
not poroibly be ot such balm as the
cabled explanation aireaay sens oy oir
Wilfrid Uurier to Tokio.
Qerman Warship Blown Up.
trial Knv. 8 The hollers of the
rwman .-inol ahln Bleucher exnloded
this morning while the vessel was near
Murwlck. The vessel has recently been
ai .. a w.lvlrio' shin. At a late
enrinir ' hour tonight 10 bodies had been found unless tbe petitioners pay into the pub
ep"Ki , . . . . . ,u-i
nn noaru Liir nil j u aiiu imi . v. ...v
crew .nowea una. noi oiaer meu w-i-
' miHRlIlaf. DVVri-l Wl Wi- nvuuusu "
not expected to recover. Three
hundred of the crew were absent man-
, - a-
Reclamation of Zuydarsee.
The Hague, Nov. 8 The govern ment
has presented to parliament a bill for
the reclamation of a portion of the Zuy
dersee at a cost of $11,200,000. The
work will ocenpy seven years and will
yield about 40,000 aorea of fertile land.
REVOLUTIONIZE LEGISLATIVE M.THOD
Adoption of Proposed Changes Yill Maka a Radical Chang In Representation-Recall
Measure Will Lift from Office
All Who Fail to Do Their Duty
Drafts of constitutional amendments j lie trearnry the whole amount of It
and laws sought to be adopted by tbe
people of Oregon have been prepared
and are being circulated throughout tbe
atste by a large committee of promi
nent men with a view of getting tbe
measure before the voter for their con
sideration. Efforts will be made by
those who have diafted and are pro
moting tbe measnr. a to form a Peoples'
Power league and to mice $3,000 to de
fray the expenses ol the coming cam
paign to be carried on fur the success
of the measures.
Included In the list of the measures
which are being presented are: An
amendment to tbe state constitution
providing for tbe recall of unworthy
office holders; tbe draft of a bill for
the election of United States senator
by people's instruction; tbe draft of a
bill providing for proportional repre
sentation and majority elections, and a
draft of the Huntley corrupt practice
Those who hsve compiled the list ol
amendments and bills and are now
aandinir them cat and asking for the
formation of a people's league are:
Johnathan Bourne, Jr., Earl C. Bron
augh, Jeir BTonangh, W. C. Bristol,
i M. t:Urk. II. W. Drew. C. H.
Gram. Thomas G. Greene, Cljde V.
Huntley. J. E- Utdee, v. k. nyae,
a. W. Hnlromb. Harrr Lane. X. M
Leabo, T. A. MaBride, Henry E. Mc
Ginn, E. 8. J. McAllister, F. MeKer-
cher, P. McDonald, G. M. Onoo, o.
Lee Paget, C. Bcbeuoei, Ben rseiiing,
Alex ttweek. C. E. 8. Wood, Frank
Williams, W. 8. U'Ben and John C.
Young. , . .
In discussing tbe measure which
they have placed before the people the
promoters set out their ideas aa fol
lows: "We believe all citizens agree that
every political patty should be repre
sented la tbe government in proportion
to the nnmber of its suporters among
the people; that no political party
should ever have a greater majority of
tbe officers of government than it has
of the votes of the people; that the
people should be able to express tbeir
disapproval of any officer's acta by re
calling him from office; that the people
should elect and ehooee their United
State senators; that character, and not
tbe possession of wealth, or Uie secret
or pubile supi ort ot great corporations,
or wealthy citizens, should be oi ad
vantage to any man aeplring to public
office. Tbe measures herein offered by
members of the People' Power league
of Oregcn are expected to aid in obtain
ing thee results. "
In discussing the recall amendment
to the constitution the proposers say it
will be second only to the initiative
and referendum. It is pointed out that
the people of the state cannot now re
call an officer once elected without
proving him guilty of a crime beyond. a
It ia poinetd out that almost contin
ually district attorneys and sheriffs
contend tvey are unable to enforce tbe
laws, or an assessor says it is impossi
ble to assess all property fairly or to
make great wealth bear its just share
of the burden cf government. It is ar
gued that if one-fourth ot the voters oi
the state or district cou'd bring such
officers face to face with public dis
charge for incompetency they would do
their work or else the people would get
officers who would do it for them. It
is arserted that should the law be
pa need the mere threat of invoking it 1
would be eBective in me great major-
ity of cases and the people would hear
less of maintaining the dignity of an
office and more of maintaining its effi
cacy. In the draft itself it is provided that
25 per cent of tbe voters who cast their
votes for an election ot justice oi the
Supreme court at the election prior to
the action for recall may file their pe
tition demanding tbe recall of an offi
cer who is not enforcing the law.
The petition shall set forth tbe rea
sons for demanding the recall and if
the officer does not resign within five
day after the filing of the petition
then a special election shall be held
within 20 days to determine whether or
net the officer shall be recalled.
On the sample t allots at this election
the petitioners shall set forth in not
more than ZOO words tne reasons ior
their action while the officer shall set
firib in another 200 words bis Justifi
cation for his acts. At this same elec
tion other candidates for tbe office shall
be nominated and the one receiving the
highest vote in nomination shall be
deemed to be elected.
In tbe event the accused official re
ceives the highest number of votes at
the election he shall remain in office.
Petitions of recall may be filed against
members of the legislature after he has
served five days or longer in the first
session following his election. Iu the
case of other officers six months must
! elarwe before auch a petition Is filed
A'ter cne recall petition has been
' fl . d and eleotion held no other petition
I ma v be filed airainst the same officer
Wash but do not peel tart apples.
Bllce them from tho core, add Just
enough water to keep them from burn-
Ing and set t the side of the range
to simmer slowly. Cook until very oft,
rub through a colander and return to
the Ore with sugar to taste, a dash of
cinnamon, If It Is liked, and the Juice
of a mall lemon. Stir until the sugar
1b dissolved, then take from the lire
and set aside to cooL
'aviunM to t.ti rWOTArtini A IMWMIl .
The tire Dosed bill for the selection of
United State senator by a vote of tha
people 1 (bort and to the ponit. Ia
effect it ia nothing more than aa ex
pressed instruction ol tbe legislature by
tbe pecple to vote for one candidate for
senator. It is srgued that after such aa
instruction no politician would put hie
private opinion above the voted exprea
ion of the people of the state. Tho
Section I. That we, tbe people or.
tbe atate of Oregon, bereby Instruct oar
representatives and senators in our leg
islative assembly, aa rach officer, to
vote for and elect the candidate for
United States senator from thia ittt
who receive tbe highest votes at oar
In argument for the proportional rep
resentation bill, it ia abown that tha
piesent house of representatives in tbe
Oregon legislature is compoeed of 59
Bepubl leans and one Democrat. II tha
voters in tbe state were represented in
proportion to the ratio of their numeri
cal strength ae shown at the last lec
tion tbe house would be composed ot
ao-ibt 33 Bepublicans, 20 Democrat,
four Socialists and three Prohibition
members. It is further pointed oak
that since 1893 the Bepnblicana hat
always bad from 44 to 69 of the mem
bers of the house, tbengn in jbvo ana
1896 the vote of the Bepublican party
throughout the state wa less than one
half of all the vote cast.
It is argued that proportional repre
sentation weuld give each party a fair
proportional vote in the 1 eg i la tare,
just aa it haa hi the general elections.
The text ot the proposed law ia aa fol
low: "Section 18. In all elections au
thorized by thia constitution until
otherwise provided by law, tbe person
or persons receiving the highest nnm
ber of votes shall be declared elected,
but provision may be made by la for
election by equal proportional repre
sentation of all the voter for every
office which is filled by the election ol
two or more persons whose official du
ties, rights and powers are equal and
"Every Qualified elector resident m
hie precinct and registered, aa may be
required by law, may rote lor one per
son for each office. Provision may be '
made by law for the voter 'a direct a
indirect expression of hia first, second
or additional choice among the candi
date for any office. For an office which
is filled by tbe election of one person
it may be required by law that the per
son elected shall be the final choice ol
a me jority of the elector voting for
candidates for that office. These prin
ciples may be applied by law to nomi
nations by political p&rtiea and organ
izations." The Huntley corrupt practice act ia
known to a great many of the people of
the itate, aa it is the bill which waa
introduced in the last session of tho
legislature by Huntley, of Clackamas,
and defeated on the ground that it waa
too voluminous and detailed.
In brief, it provides for the regulation
of all elections as to campaign expene
es, setting out a maximum expense
bill for every office voted upon by tha
people, both at the primaries and at
the general elections. Tbeae amount
are graded according to the importance
of the office and the scope of the cam
paign necessary to present the candi
date before the people. Blgid pro
visions are made against Indirect earn-
paign contribution and secret expena-
M and it j. retired that all political
parties must file statements or expense,
as must the candidates, with the offi
cials having record jurisdiction over the
posit, ans fcr which the candidates are
Drainer for Wash Baltava.
A simple device that greatly add t
e usefulnesa of the washboller la a
recent patent of an Oregon man. Aa
shown in the Ulua
tratlon, it consists
of a drainer that
la attached to the
top of the waah
boller. The drain
er is formed of a
series of parallel
rods, which rest on the top of the
jvashboller. Each rod termtnatee Into
t hook designed to engage the beaded
rim of the boiler. Around the edges of
the rod la a projecting ledge, to pre-
.A ,i.a .tai nrlnnlnff on the floor.
After wringing out tbe clothe they are
jonvenicntly placed on the drainer, tbe
water dripping back Into the bellr.
The device la readily removed when 4e
nreu. . ,
The Beat War to D It.
A writer gives a recipe for making
stale cookies fresh. The beat recipe a
the subject, however, Is to make new
ones. Fresh cookies are a delight, bul
stale ones an abomination, and no self
respecting housekeeper should tolerat
them nor spend time trying to reater
them to freshness,
One peck of green tomatoes and etga
large onions. Slice and ml with a
Ml of salt IM stand Bv or sis hour
jrain and aaa one quart of vinegar aa4
two quart ot water. Again drain sad
add two pound of ugar and threa
quarts of vlneg; also two tablpee
fui. tlCh of clove, cinnamon, glag,
.iisplce and mustard aud a dosen finely
; chopped green pepper. Boil again frets
' qq, to two hoars, and seal In glaas at
M aite for tha atata building.
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