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LAOKANDB, IRIOIX OOVMTT. OREGON. MONDAY, JANUARY II, I0.
tEGISLATURE CONVENES AT
SALEM WITHOUT FRICTION TO
EITHER OF LEADIHC PARTIES
XjKADERS OF BOTH HOUSES AUK ANTI-STATEMENT
MEN, BUT LATTER WILL NOT MISISB POWERS.
Entire Nation Await With Dorp Interest the Outcome of the rreemU B
Dion of Uie Legislature Hoaee Commence Actual BiMrnw Arter Final
Mnd rrompt Organization mt O'clock Till Afternoon Warm Fight la
Caucus. ' ' -
The Senate Officials.
The senate republican caucus
nominees, who were later elected
on the. floor of the senate, are:
President, J. Bowerman, Gil-
11am; chief clerk, W. H. Barry.
Multnomah; assistant chief
clerk, John P. Hunt; calendar
clerk, Roy Rltner, Umatilla;
mailing clerk, Elbert Warford,
Linn; reading clerk, Frank Met-
ter, Multnomah; doorkeeper,
Georsre Waggner, Benton; Ser-
'r geont at arms, Harrison, Dufur; r
The president Is Instructed to ap-
point three pages.
Bowerman Is an anti-state-
Salem, Ore.. Jan. 11. With the eyes
of a nation focussed upon It, with the
voters of this state, In particular,
j.,aitlng the outcome with keen Inter
est, the Oregon legislature convened
for a 40-days session with the pros
pect of being the scene of the most ex
traordinary senatorial contest evei
held In any legislative hall in the
It means your
A Unique Straggle.
Nowhere has a more unique situa
tion growln gout of a fight for a sVat
in the United States senate ever de
veloped. This Is true because of the
fact that both branches of the Oregon
legislature, which is overwhelmingly
republican, are facing the proposition
of giving the senatorial plum to a
democrat, George E. Chamberlain,
now governor of the state and the peo
ple's choice for the high position.
Otherwise they must repudiate the
pledges made to the voters and elect a
In either event an Interesting chap
ter will be written in political history.
McCue Temporary Speaker.
The legislature was called to order
at 10 o'clock,, this morning by former
Clerk Lair Thompson. McCue, of
Clatsop county, was elected tempo
rary speaker. The committee on ( rc
iw'.Syl r"mf(,si'd ' '.Tones '
Lincoln. Oreton of Polk, Jones of
Clackamas and Bonebrake of Crook.
The house moved to go Into caucus at
Representative Buchanan moved
1 1 1 ,
With us Means
Furthermore it Means
opportunity to buy winter goods
LA GRANDE, OREGON
that the candidates for reading clerk
appear before the house and be heard
as to their qualifications. It carried.
This caused smiles, aa it was under
stood the clerk hud already been
chosen. On motion, the candidates
were each given ten minutes. The
house adjourned until 2 this after
Resolution of Condolence.
Before adjourning Temporary
Speaker McCue appointed a commit
tee to draft resolutions of sympathy
for Representative Farrell of Mult
nomah, whose father died suddenly.
Domot-rata Scleet Miller.
Senator M. A. Miller, chairman of
the state democratic, committee, was
honored with the caucus nomination
by the democratic side for president
of the senate. Senator Smith of Uma
tilla, was selected to place Miller's
name In nomination, when the sen
ate adjourned. Ed Aldrlch of Umatil
la,, was the caucus choice for chief
McArtlinr Favora Cluunberlaln.
In the republican caucus C. N. Mc-
Arthur's nomination for speaker was
made unanimous on motion of Patton
Representative Barrett, a Umatilla
statement man, Is reported to have a
letter from Speaker McArthur saying
the latter would not use his high of
fice to influence the election of a sen
ator, as he considered the matter set
tled by the people. McArthur Is an
Statement Men Defeated. .
The opening session was devoid of
any Incident or any bitterness at the
defeat of the statement men. If the
champions of statement No. 1 felt any
sting It was hidden under the surface
in a desire to Invoke harmony at the
beginning. Both houses met early
and proceded with a temporary or-
!?; nidation, and then took a recess un
til -' o'elosk. . In the meantime the
..H'.i were held. When they re
assembled the committe on credentials
submitted Its report, members were
(Continued on page 4.)
THEF1 GOES UP
SUNDAY MORNING THE
COLDEST IN SOME TIME.
Eleven Degrees Below Zero, la Mark
That Hn Few Equate in Climatic
Record Here- Worst Seem Over
Predict Continued Cold Spoil to
Hub Zero Mark.
The night between Saturday and
Sunday was one of the coldest night
since 1887, though not the coldest.
The government thermometer regis
tered 11 below zero, a point that ii
usually' reached but once or twice each
year, and often hot touched at all. The
appended table, compiled by W. A.
Worstcll, records the climatic condi
tions In this city since 1887, ver
thoroughly. Previous government
weather observers frequently neglect
ed to record the conditions, hence tlu
blanks In some instances.
' Worst Seems Over.
With the record for the year estab
lished some time after midnight yes
terday morning, the mercury has com
menced to go up and last night did
not touch zero, A continued cold spell
with the mercury touching zero occa
sionally, is the weather prediction foi
Following is the table compiled with
considerable effort by Mr. Worstell:
- tp m P 5 r
o.U a ST
1887 ..21 9 31 18 4 2 2 17
1886 . . 20 22 ; . .... ....
.. 14 34 29
... . . . .
3 23 6 1
15 3 4 3
10 27 12 15
1899 .1 17
16 13 1 2 9
17 9 26 10 1
25 16 29 9 6
26 6 24 li 9
1 7 29
6 2 4
12 14 31
6 13 16
3 . 20 26
23 8 12 2
1 11 1 5
18 8 16 3
19 o 31 3
o Zero; below zero.
The number of times that it was
zero or below, as far as the records
are complete, bear out the boosters'
assertion that this section of Oregon Is
not always as cold as experienced this
winter. The total number of times the
mercury went below zero In December
since 18S6, Is only three; In 1898 twice.
and in 1908 but once.
January is always the coldest month.
In 1888 La Grande had zero went; r
12 times; In 1893, twice; In 189S. f.vicc;
In 1901, once; In 1902, four ri-n s; 1907,
once; 1908, once, and '. ii09. three
times. February rep iris since 18S6
show a total of 17 tln-.es that the mer
cury dropped to zero or lowet
Since 1886 there has been one in-
stanre of zero weather In March. In
1906 the mercury went to I below.
He who sins against man, may fear
discover?'; but he who sins against God
Is sure of it
Horh Out, Stubba la. I
'. Topcka. K1U-JrA.-:' H.-Wf )
HoeK, the country editor, chief exec
utive of the Sunflower state, today re
linquished the responsibilities and
cares of his high office, and Governor
Uubbi" rules in his stead. The Inaug
ural ceremonies were of a spectacular
oharactor, consistent with the reputa
tion of the stato. There was aa auto
nomic parade about Top ka. and the
arrival of the hour set for the cere
monies was announced by shrieking
whistles. Former Governor Stanley
presided at the initiation of the new
lovernor. Both the retiring governor
and the new chief executive took ad
vantage of the occasion to make a few
remarks. The proverbial pious ten
dencies of the new governor resulted
In the abandonment of plans for an
Inaugural ball, but a reception will be
;tven at the state house this evening.
FRISCO CITIZENS ARE
EXCITED OVER RETIRN.
Graft ProMoeutor Greeted at Home-t-omlng
by Big Demonstration In H1f
Honor Intenso Intereet Awakened
at Pending Trial Against Calhoun
San Francisco, Cal., Jan. 11. A re
markable demonstration was given
Heney this afternoon when he arrived
from his eastern Ti. The Citizens'
league of Justice appointed a commit
tee of 22 to meet him at the ferry and
escort him to the second floor of the
Ferry building, where he was greeted
by hundreds of citizens, who were In
vited to demonstrate that they are
supporting in the fight against grajt.
Intense Interest was awakened in
the coming trial of President Calhoun
of the United Railroads, accused of
offering bribes to the boodllng board
of supervisors. The case Is scheduled-
to begin tomorrow.
SWEEPING I NVESTICATION OF
STATE OFFICIALS IS OROERED
Salem. Jan. 11. A legislative Inves
tigation of seevral state offices and
Institutions will be undertaken Imme
diately, according to p.n authentic re
port here today. This afternoor. or
tomorrow, resolutions will be present
ed to the senate, and perhaps the
house, too, providing for a Joint com
mittee to audit accounts and conduct
a thorough Inquiry Into tho-state asy
JuHtlco Moore Afwumre Office.
Salem, Jan. 11. Justice F. A.
Moore ascended the supreme bench
today as chief Justice, succeeding R.
l$T.!nsliam RcwtauraiU Robbed.
Belllngham, Jan. 11. A masked
and armed hlshwayman early this
n-.or-lns h !1 up and robbed the
rrU:ge chop house, securing $76 from
Imsbdatiiree In Rceeloi.
Washington. Jan. 11. State legis
latures are now in session or will meet
this week In Wyoming, Wisconsin, Ar
kansas, California. Colorado, West
Virginia, Washington, Connecticut,
Delaware. Idaho, Iowa, South Dakota,
South Carolina, Rhode Island, Kansas,
Maine. Massachusetts, Michigan, Min
nesota, Missouri, Montana, New
Hampshire, Nebraska, New Jersey,
North Carolina, North Dakota, Ore
IlKI'LIES TO ATTACK BY ,
Reply From Floor of Senate i Tlger
oos A pi dice Strong Adjective
I'roaldonfr ConntnL IVUlflcr mad
Violator of laws, Are Some f Po
Washington, D. C, Jan. 11. Sena
tor Ben Tillman today made a vlger
oui reply to President Roosevelt's Ut
ter accusing him of grabbing land in
Oregon. He accused the president f.
cowardice, falsification, of using the
secret service In violation of law, and
declared Pooscvelt had In his posses
sion since July last, the Informatiea
he recently submitted, . . ' . .
"The public will wonder why he d
not spring It before," he said."
Save Prcwlrtent U Cunning.
"Tho president prepared an Indict
ment with consummate skill. He ta
cunning In his apparent Innocent pre--tense
of searching, through the secret
service, for one. kind of criminal h
running down another. Mark you, lie
knew about this dual since July." .
Tillman devoted much of his speech
to the president's delay In making it
public, and then plunged into a leng
thy discussion of his connection with
the land deal. ,;. v , ;. ' ! ..
He admitted the1 authenticity of
some of the latters attached to Roose
velt's letter to congress on tho sub
ject. He severely arraigned Roosevelt
for "helping his dear friend llarrt
man to hold 2,000,000 acres of pubUo
domain because Tillman wanted to
purchase 1400 acres." 'A
Marriage License. ,
A marriage license was Issued today"
to C. A. Martin of Malhour county,
and Miss Mattle Smith of this city.
lum, penitentiary,' state printing of
fice, office of secretary of state, and
treasurer's office. The sponsor of ,
thene different resolutions will not be
disclosed.. Investigations have been--"
conducted In a perfunctory way in the
past. The scope of the Inquiry will
be enlarged this time. Experts will
be employed with the power to make
a sweeping Investigation.
gon, Pennsylvania and New York.
Later In the year the legislative bodies
will assemble In Arizona, Florida.
Georgia. Oklahoma, New Mexico and.
FINISHED ITS LABORS.
County Court Tide Afternoon Vp the"
Cranio Ronde, Viewing Road.
The county court, which has bee
in session since lost Wednesday, con
cluded Its c labors today at noon, and
this afternoon are up the river view
ing the road work which is being
done under the supervision of Bridge
Superintendent J. F. Campbell.
In this city this forenoon, by Coun
ty Judge J. C. Henry. E. E. Deckard
and Mies Dollle Dilllnger. were mar
ried. They will make their home l