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FORTY-FIFTH YEAR No. .
OltlSOON CITY, OREGON, FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1911.
A WARM SESSION
IN COUNTY COURT
THE LIVE WIRES STIR UP THE
ROAD SUPERVISORS BY MEET.
INQ WITH COUNTY COURT.
NOT SO FAR APART IN POLICY
When One All Interests An Mud to
Understand What Each Wants
Several Short Ad-
PREXY WOP EXTEND
HIS COLLEGE FIELD
PRESIDENT KERR, OF 0. A.
WANTS MONEY FOR EXPERI
SINGLE TAX HAS
BAD DAY AT SALEM
Declaring Hint the Uvo Wires of
tint ( oiiimcniul dull wm ii trying In
nrrny lh monition nf I ho enmity court
against thu country In favor nf th
I'll)' dy the ciiiiti'intiliitiiil niNiiiiiiiitnl
(if a routlinitaior or roiul engineer, J.
W. Kxou, n MotliodlMt minister nnd it
former Wlllnmi'tlo Wver sicnuihuiti
pilot, created u 11 1 1 1 ft ni'iiKuiluii yH
loidity iiftornoon. n wua nil led to
iicei.iiul liy o. l), Khy. II. K. fruit
mill others, Mr- JCl.y declaring Hint
luiililiiK In fm i li.tr from thii purpose
nf lht Commercial Club thiin to Ntlr
up strife between I ho city Mini conn
try unci laying siren upon tlio furl
llmt Oregon t'lly U riiiilluiiiitly iryiiiK
to get Into closer touch with thu p,x
pin of thu rurnl route.
"I lniw Mr. Kion will coiiiii down
lnrn mill itut ncquitlulod," aalil Mr.
Khy, "mill IiIh iiilnil will ht dUiiliuaoil."
Mr. Khy liuii'il or u syaioiii of
general aupoi vision of runU mid brldgo
rotiHtriii'lluti mid ImloMcd tho proposal
to liulil it mooting of tho supervisor,
"Inn k with other liilnrtNtl In tho
roiul pioliloin of clacknuin county
Tho county court patiently listened
to pro miU con urKuiiiciit on the quo
Hon of tlio appointment of it roml en
gineer throughout tho gronter pint of
Friday nftcinooii, hut ilul nut In, Unit.,
wlinl It decision would lnj. Mr. Kxoil
nml J. W. ItiKitN, f lit liming miporvU
or, mituKoiilri'il thu proHntul to iiiiiiih
a general supervisor, Rout hIiiiIiik It
would ho uiiiMipul.tr mill ml wincing thu
Idi'it I hut mi engineer w ould inuku ml
lakes, im well a h tho mii'i vUoih. Mr.
Kmi proiiiitt'il n petition asking tho
court not to uppilnl roml engineer.
Thcnii mo muno of tho petition th:u
Worn (iiTulnleil throucli III., nui.m-v I HAI.KM. Or.. Feb. 7 (Sul.l Tli
of Ci'oiko UKli'hy. tho Marks I'rnlrlti 1 Bonnto loilny votoil unanimously to
COItVAI.I.IH, Ore., Kuh. 4-Prosl
limit hrr, of tint Oregon AKrlculitiriil
College, obHiiiiiIo In III liliuililitl ru
port, Juki being printed, Hint tho furiu
cropii of tho Wllliuni'ttii Valley enn !
inrrimHiMl rroin 20 In 210 ir rout liy
Inlxnlloti, mill Unit .tho h iiriilri'dK of
Ihi'tiniiniU of itcrrn of fori I In ImiiU In
III" 1'iinloin pnrt of tho Htiilii run ho
r-i'liilini'd nml iinulii highly productlvo
liy dry fiiruiliiK.
In onW'r U enrry on mich work h"
In nxkliiH tho iKKlxluturo In liln niiiiiiiil
liudxi't for fumln for tho imlitlillHhinom
of u coIIokh "Hloiinlon di'parliuout,
HiroiiKli whli h Hit) fni'iiliy riuty nlno
uhhImI tho pooplo of thn Htuto to mir
niolliit thn I rn til I l-K iiiIhIiik In tho
ilHvcloitnciii of hortlculiiiriil, ilulrylnit.
nml other uKrlctilturnl Iiiiitohim. A
diy fiiruiliiK fxpnrlnii'iit Million In thn
llunoy Viilloy, a Houlhi'rn Orccon
hriiiiih mill Ion nml IrlKittlou Invuuil.
KHtloim In Hut v 1 1 1. 'i mot to Volley will
Im mciiri'il throiiKh ituch upproprlii-(lout.
OIL SHOWING GOOD
AT STONE WELL
WELL IS SUCCESSFULLY SHOT ON
MONDAY, A HEAVY CHAROE OF
DYNAMITE BEING. USED.
OIL FORCINC ITSELF TO SURFACE
Preiturt Muit Be Vary Great to Puah
It Up Through 150 Feet
of Sand and
THE MAIN LINE U. P.
SEVENTY MILLION TO BE 8PENT
WITHIN FIVE YEARS FOR
DOUBLE TRACKING SYSTEM.
SENATE VOTES UNANIMOUSLY
TO REPEAL 8INGLE TAX BY
FRIENDS OF LAW CALLED ANARCHISTS
Two .Proyreaalve Senatora Dlmlck
and McCullouuh Not Only Vote
Againet It But Rail
7 At It.
nui'i'iUnnr, with Kt knowl.ilKO of
County ('oiiiiiilhiiloni'rH lihilr mid Mut
toon. II. i:. Cro, rlutli until of I ho Uvo
Wlro rtuJ voiuiiiIiiihi, nmd tho hiw
nuthorUHi)! the ttppoliilinetit of n roml
eiiKluoer nd uruued In rnvor of (ho
plmi. Ho n Id he na not In nyiniui
thy with tho roml lillla now In the
li tlnlu'ilie ii lid limlnleil Hint tho Hlute
linn nil tho luw tiecfnaiiry.
"Knrti mipervlitor Iiiim liln own plnn."
Mm ll Mr. Criwn, mid with 55 nupeivli
nra, Hti prolmhly hnvn fS dlllereiit
pinna, I low tunny Kood Hiipni vbior
hnvn you Kot In ClncknuiuN riiuiity?
JiiiIkk Itymi told inn there worn five
out of the 3& while lie win mi Hit1
bench. In four yenra wo hnvo tjupetid
tul Hs'.i.noo, uuinliUi of tho money
rulnt'd by h pec I n I linen. I .nut yenr wo
:i ll f,;i aiipervhiora inure than I,iiihi
mt month. No work except nmlrn
houlil he dotio In tho wrnter inonthH,
hut for the five winter uioiitha wo
hnv rpetit f i;io,Uh ;ii in thn Inat four
yenia. IjihI inonlh thn nmd money
illHhurneil umoiiliteil to J'JTU'.no. Next
yeur th county pinna to Mpenil JlLTi,
IIIMI on tho romlH, nnd pay off 4H,nuo
ro.nl liidehtoducHH, mid tho court Ih
prni'llcnlly nt thn mercy of 05 men.
I'lin luck of tleflnlio plntiB rcHiilt In n
w nle of one-third of nil tho money
Mr. IIoiiih cxpliilni'il thut tho ex
petmn Incurri'il In Jiinuiuy of thin yeur
wan inn In 1 y hy thn old Hiiiinrvlmirs
mid not hy tho InromliiK umn. Mr
Kxon hinted there wnM no tIuhh of
men In tho Stnlo who worliod hnnler
Hum tho ClnckiuniiH rond HtipervUnrH.
"Ono eiiKlneer cnnnol poKslhly ovor
nen Iho work In 55 llntrlctH," nulil Mr.
Kxoti. "Throo men lulitht do It, hut
It would ho cimHy mid It Ih hotter to
put llm money on Hit) roniln. haeh
eomtniiiilty Ih hoIvIiik Hh own rond
lirolileiu. If ii nmiliniiHler IH nppninl
oil, Iho dlHtrlclH will refiwo to voto
mieclnl tnxer. I hellnvo Iho court
Hhoiild ho hold rrpoiiHlhlo. Tho mip
orvlHoiH nro Konorully ft compnleiit
body of men who work oconomlcnlly.
Mill MnrHhull. nl (Intfleld, ninknn
enmhed rm-k roml for $1500 n mllo.
V'Mi peoplo hero In oronon City nro
Klvlim Iho country people tho wronK
I'npreN.ilon, mill they hnvo boon Ik-
IVtimI nliout thlH meetluK. You oilltllt
lo k ) nliout thlH In nn odiicutloniil wny.
All wn expect from tho court Ih our
own proportion of thn rond tiixcn. You
nro putting; tho country pooplo BKiilnut
Ihn town. When Ihnro wih n rond en
gineer, nil thn work wnn done around
Trunk .liiKnur, for many yourH Hup
otvlKor nt llonvnr Crock, tnlkod on
mud ciiiiHtructlon nnd wont Into tl ot a 11.
Ho tuilil ho hnd hoen n roxldcnt of
the ctinly 38 yonm, nnd hnd lived on
n nmd whore It wnH not poHHlhlo to
huul nmro than 10 Hiicka of potntoon
In n loud.
"Tho Molnlla rond wna thon nn In--iIImii
trail," Haiti Mr. .TnnRiir. "Hond
mnkliiR In CluoknmiiB county Is nn ex
ponnlvo Job. In Homo plncoB a road
nuiflter would bo of 11 K lo iiho and In
other plnccH ho could cortulnly bo of
much iiho. Rond mitkltiff htm bncomo
n sclnnoe, and the work of Dnvld
Klnnlnrd, the former rond oiiKlnoor,
will Bhow nR Iopk s tho county Blanda.
I don't think Hint nn oHtlmuto of 50
per cent, of tho rond monoy wnatnd
Ih too hlKh. I have novor found the
OroRon City people HolflHh nnd I be
llovo tho rontlH Bhould be built In the
direction thnt tho poople wnnt to trav
el." C. A. Mlllor, J. W. Moffatt, n. T.
McDnln, C. B. Dlinlck and others
tnlltod In favor of the appointment of
a rond engineer, and gave gome ex
"This Is not a question ot the coun
(Contlnued on page 4.)
repeal the hIiikIo tnx by roiintlea Inw
Not only did Iho nuieiuliuetit repenlliiK
the Inw punH iiuiinlniiiiiHly but Us ro
lieu) wna climnploneil by two HcUiitorB
u ho urn coiiMlilered proKloaKlvn mid
for everythliiit Unit la new and novel
I tlmlt-h nnd McCuIIoukIi.
It w.ia explained Unit tint aim of the
iiuiciitlincui wna lo titan nwny thn
There Ih Joy In Rhino over tho now
pionpiriK in connni-ilon with tho Indl-
cutliuiH I hut thn I nut few hours hnvo
brought to Iho nurture In nnd around
Ihn oil well hnlnit drilled in nt Hint
place. As was told In tho columns of
tho Kuterprlmi tho flint of tho week,
llm well waa shot on Monday. An at-
empt wan muilo lo Hhoot Iho vull Iiihi
week, mid all poaalblo procnutlotiH
wore taken In make tho shooting a
HucceHB, but for some cniino thnro wna
no exploalon when Iho current was
Thn well Ih down 850 font. Hut the
oil hearing hiiiiiI Is sumo 150 font near
er Ihn surface and It was hero that
the charge of giant powder wan plnn-d
o do Its work, hut when thoro wiih
no nxploKlon, and Iho well wuh as ynt
Httitihorn In Us yielding up of Its oily
Biilmtniicc, nn export who innkis tho
powder whs brought boro nnd linked
to any why It had not exploded.
Ah ii remilt of the InvcKtlgntlon tho
work was begun over ngnln nnd a
charge of dynamite put Into the well
on top of thn powder. ThlH second
chnrge wna not off Mondny nnd tore
things lounn. As a result of the sec
ond iitteuipt (ho wtdl wait nhot sue-
....uu..ll.. ..ul.. - I V. .. .
I .-nni im. , iiniHK a miik.t hihikit ill 111'
rules tlynnmlto powder. Tho explo-1
alon tore Iooko a large ainomit of do- j
hrlH, mid Hlnro Hint time workmen
have linen biiBy cleaning out tho well
hut hnvn not got as fur down hh the
oil hearing Hand. Ilul regardless of
this fact there Is n good whowlng of
oil, rich brack oil coming up 111 and
on tho "bucket and being mixed with
thn broken sand nnd Htono that Is be
ing tnkon from the well while the work
of cleaning Ih In prog reus.
Those who own the woll are rory
modeitl In claims mnde concerning
what Hip wt II is doing and Is likely
to do. People who live In Ihnt com.
immlty, nnd whu nro deeply Interosied
In the Kncri'HH of thn undertaking.
have Homo very Internmlng stories of
hut the woll Ih doing. They arc cer
tain thut tho well la to be a good ono,
and they mnko strong stutonieiits as
lo what Ih being brought up on thn
J'OriTLANI), Koh. 4. (flpl.) The
dolnrmlnatioii of the Hoard of Direc
tors of the llnrrlnian lines to spend
75,ool,0oo In double tracking the
woHlom roads of the system and In
other Improvements, which has Just
boon announced, moans a great deal
lo the Pacific Nurthwi.-Ht. ilonds are
lo bu Issued, It Is Ox ported, to moot
thn cost of tho betterments.
Tho double tracking the main line
of the i.'iilnn Pacific from Omaha to
Portland will add largely to the vol
ume rif tounugo bundled nt this port
for this slop Is necessary to take care
of the constantly growing traffic that
seeks an outlet here.
I ho recent organization of the Ore-
gon-WnKhinglnii Hullroiul & Navlga
Hon Company was largely for the pur
posu of prosecuting tho contemplated
ImprovcnicntH, the old o. H. & N.
having about reached tho limit of the
total deb1 II could contract. It had to
call on the allied Northwest Interests
for more funds as the work of double
tracking tho road along tho Columbia
Hlver, much of tho way through the
solid rock, will be very expensive.
Confidence In the future of the Pa
cific Northwest Is shown lo a marked
degree by the appropriations voted
by Hie llnrrtinan InteroHts. Judge
Uvi.lt Is by no means a Btranger to
thlH section of Iho country, having
made frequent visits here since he
was put In command of the llarriman
railroad luloresti. He knows what
Ihn Northwest offoni in the way of
future traffic and tho fact he Is pro
viding for a big tonnage during the
vc:irs h come Is tho hCHt evidence of
IiIh faith In the opportunities and re
sources of this region.
OLD GUARD BEAT
BY SENATOR BORAH
CALLS UP HI8 RESOLUTION TO
ELECT UNITED 8TATES 8EN
ATORS BY POPULAR VOTE.
power to bring In aluglo tax In a conn
ly lo llm exclusion of other methods ,.,,, , ,X0j (,, through tho sand
i veil in me race or me nici umi u whh , (ukt.n frm tho weU ln cvan,
desired in Iho particular county, for
the reariou that If each county could
h ivo n Bj sti in of lis ow n It would not
bo long in. ill chiios In lax methods
lllmli'k went so far as to attack
a'ingle liners ns 'Individuals, their
uieihiHlH, alms nnd asplratlnns, mid In
thn cimr-io of his alttuck did not leave
much Hull wiih desirable hi their hih
nesslon. I lu licensed thorn of being
niiaichlsls. Boclallsts, and tax dodgers.
Other Kenniors spoko In the sumo
Htrnln nnd when the vole wna taken
ll wuh found Unit single tnx was do
feal'd by uuunluious voto.
APPROPRIATION BILL IS PASSED
IN SENATE AND MAY SOON
GO TO GOVERNOR,
! lug It out.
As soon nt the well enn lie denned
an offorl will be mnde to pump It and
then the company ran say definitely
Just what the well shows. The pros
peels now Indicate that there is con
slderubloill at Ihn point to which the
drill has 'penetrated and It will he but
a few days until this suHplclon cart be
confirmed or disproved.
We understand thnt In case there Is
not n sufficient flow of oil when the
well In cleaned thai the company will
it! once start the drill again and go
enough lower to secure oil or to satis
fy themselves Hint oil in n paying
quantity docs not exist.
The fact Hint the oil Is forcing Its
way through this lRrt foot of loose
Blind nnd debris, which must lake
great pressure, gives credence to Un
belief Hint there Is considerable pres
sure of oil, or gas, nnd makes members
fif Ihn company nnxlous to soo the
well denned of loose materials, nnd
In c'ise Iho oil flow Is not now of Buf
flcli'iii quantity to be profitable to
then Btart the drill downward ngnln
with nil speed.
A STRONG PROGRAM IS GIVEN
WITH PAPERS BY TEACHERS
SUPERINTENDENT CARr AS CHAIRMAN
Ladiei of Canby Entertain the Insti
tute Members Right Royally
Gladstone Is Next Meet
BY PERSISTENCE SEES IT ADOPTED
Every Conceivable Scheme Resorted
to In An Effort to 8houlder
Him Out of the
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (Spl.)
Through the persistence of Senator
I lorn h he has finally succeeded In get
ting his constitutional amendment
i.orinlitlng the election of U. 8. Sen
ators by popular vote before the Sen
ate In a way that promises a fair
chance for adoption. It stands as un
finished buslues, and that means an
This Is the first time In the history
nf the government that such a resolu
tion has ever been before that body.
While tho question of choosing United
States Senators by direct vote of the
people hns been given Home little dis
cussion In the Senate In the past at
no time has It been given serious con
sideratlnon till now.
It was not the Intention of the "old
guard" members of the Senate that
any such resolution should get on the
calendar In any such position of vant
age ns It now holds and not a little ef
fort was put forth when It wsr known
to soe If something could not be done
even then tn stay the tide as set in
In lis favor.
Every known method of filibuster
was attempted In a final effort to el
bow Ilorah and his resolution out of
the way but he finally secured that
which be soughtthe placing on tne
calendar of his resolutions as unfin
IS PERFECTLY SAFE
JUDGE BEATIE HAS ENGINEER
TO MAKE EXAMINATION
OF BIG 8TRUCTURE.
The susponilon bridge across the
Willamette river at Oregon City Is
perfectly safe, according to a atate-
ment made Saturday by County Judge
I lea tic. This assertion is based upon
a report that has Just been made to
the county court by an expert engi
neer, who was employed to make a
thorough Inspection of the big struc
ture. This expert finds that the
bridge will hear three times the
weight that Is ordinarily put upon it
and people need have no fear that
it will give way. The engineer reports
that minor repairs should be made
to the bridge this summer, coating
about $3000, and these will be made
under the direction of the county
REPORTS OF OFFICERS SHOW A
HEALTHY CONDITION OF FAIR
ALL BILLS AND WARRANTS ARE PAID
Capitalization Increased From $5000
to $20 000 Improvements Or
dered Made In Time for
The annual stockholders meeting nf
the Clackamas County Fair Associa
tion was held In the rooms of the
Commercial Club Saturday afternoon,
court. While Judge Beatle does not -""ven'"g ai z ocjock. The first bum
disclose the name of the bridge ex- nes of the afternoon was the appoint
pert, be states that the court's engi-! mf nt ot a credentials committee, as
neer is one of the best In the North-1 fol''s: O. L. Hedges, J. E. Jack and
west and that his oninlon will eulde i John R's'ey-
the future actions of the court re
specting the structure,
In Earnest A to His Reciprocity Pro
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. (Spl.)
I- mm w bat has been said to Influential
Senators and Congressmen it is plain
that President Taft is very much in
earnest In hla efforts to carry tnrough
his reciprocity program. Rumor has
it that he has threatened to call a
special session if Congress dodges
the issue at this time, and that he has
none so far as to iheraten what he
will do In the matter.
PULLS NAME DOWN.
SAI.HM. Or.. Feb. 7. (Staff Corres
pondence.) Tho MrUiughlln Home
hill of Bonntor nlmlok cnrrylng with It
nn appropriation of $1250 pnssed tho
Senntn yoHterdny without a dissenting
voto, duplicating tho porformanco of
two years ago, when exactly tho sumo
thing occurred In Iho upper branch
of Iho state legislature.
The measure has gono Into the
House, whnre It Is expected that It will
receive fnvornhlo conslderntlon and
will piiBB without ninendnient and go
lo Governor Went for his Hlgnnlure.
Though his predecessor In office.
Governor Cbnmberlnln, vetoed the bill.
It is known thnt Governor west Is
henrtlly In favor of tho stato recognlr.
Ing the BorvleeB of Dr. John Mclaugh
lin to tho early Oregon emigrants.
The bill provides thnt tho appropria
tion shall bo used to assist In tho re
storation of tho historic Mclaughlin
home nt Oregon City.
25 Bill Killed In 23 Minutes.
8AI.KM, Or., Feb. 8. (Spl.) Ill ns
many minutes In tho Houso this after
noon killed hy Indefinite postponement
23 bills, None was of grent Import
nice. Ono proposed a reduction from
$10 to $25 In tho license of non-resi
dent hunters. Another authorized the
County Jutlgo of Multnomah county to
appoint n deputy to nfflolnto ln his ah-
sonco. One of tho bills wns tottol s
Sunday cloning Inw.
WANTS AMOUNT CUT.
Jones Only Wants $25,000 to Go to
SAI.EM, Or.. Feb. 7. (Spl.) When
the bill cnrrylng $50,000 appropriation
for Astoria wub called In the House
today Representative Jones, of Clack-
amas, raised an objection to the
amount and asked to have It cut ln
two. After a hnrd fight the Afltorlans
won and the $50,000 waa retained.
EXPERT ON GROUND
AT STONE OIL WELL
FRIEND OF WELL SAYS WRONG
, EXPLOSIVE IS BEING TRIED
STONK, Or., Feb. 2. (Stil.) Well,
there Is still grout activity around
our oil well hero and the Interest In
lis success or lack of success is still
nt fever heat. There wns some little
disappointment when tho attempt to
shoot It turned out to be barren of
results. What we wanted to see here
was a stream of oil to mount high up
In the air nnd run down and over a
twenty acre Hold or two.
Todny the well owners hnd a man
from Hie fnclory, where tho explosive
was made, on tho ground to soe what
was tho mnttor with their explosive.
Naturally the well owners blamed it
on the explosive, especially ns the
mini In charge of the well did the
An old woll operator living near
here says the trouble is not with the
explosive, or with tho battery either,
hut that nn effort la being mndo to do
something thnt can't be done. He
snys that dynnmite won't explode with
a battery down ns deep as the well Is
850 foot. Ho says thnt If they want
to shoot the well nt thnt depth they
must uso nltroglycorlne to get results.
He snys he knows for he has been
through the trouble.
We all Hvo In hopes the difficulty
will he remedied and good results se
Given All It Asks For.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 8. (Spl.) The
ways and means committee tonight
voted to give the Oregon Agricultural
College the $570,000 It has asked for.
The teachers it Clackamas county
had a successful meeting at Canby
Snturuny, Feb. 4.
The twicheru of the public school of
Canby were at the depot when the
9; to trains rolled in to meet the many
teachers, who came to attend the
Teachers' institute. Tho visiting
teachers were escorted to Iho City
Hull where everything was lu readi
ness for Hie progrartime.
With County Superintendent Gary
In the chair and more thnn forty
touchers and quite a number of visit
ois tho program began on scheduled
MIsh Lillian Anderson, of Barlow
wns the first on duty nnd she read a
most excellent paper on the subject
of "Prlmtiry Heading." Her paper was
full cf Illustrations of Iho methods she
employes with bo much success in
stinting out the beginner.
Miss KvaiiB, of the Mundorf school.
near Canby, wns the next In order.
Hor pnpor on "Intermediate Reading"
wns very instructive and much en
Joyed. She emphnsl.ed the early use
of tho dictionary, also the Importance
of the pupil being able to master
"Thought getting nnd thought express
ing." She laid empbasla on the study
cf literature during this period of the
Miss Roma Stafford, one of Oregon
City's most successful teachers, gavo
us from notes she had prepared, a
splendid discourse on "Advanced
Heading." She laid stress on the fact
that by reading knowledge is acquired
and therefore Its importance cannot
bo over estlmnted. The mastery of
thought and feeling nre two Import
ant elements. Most nobly did Miss
Stafford defend Cyr's Renders, against
which some adverse criticism has
been made. The teacher waa advised
never to teach a lesson which he or
she did not like, hut was urged to
learn to like those solectlons which
were In the texts. A number of choice
s!ections suitable to be used as sup
plementary work were named and the
linnutles of each were pointed out.
Mr. 11. Vedder, who was to discuss
"Clncknmas County Athletic League"
hnd with regrets notified Superintend
ent Gnry that it wns Impossible for
him to be present, so this question was
thrown before the Institute for gen
eral discussion. Everyone seemed to
endorse the athletic movement and
especially hnse ball was encouraged.
This ended the A. M. programme
and next in order was the dinner
which wns being prepared by the lad
les of town while the institute was
Exercises in the afternoon begnn
promptly nt 1:30, but the recollections
of the dinner hour could not he cast
oslde, and the first net was a vote of
thanks to those who hnd prepared and
served this repast. Prof. Tooze was
desirous of the reproduction of the
dinner, and many othera kept refer
ring to this part of the programme
during the remainder of the day. A
motion was also made that It be re
quested of the three ladlea who par
ticipated in the forenoon programme
(Continued on Page 4.)
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (Spl.)
Uy request" the name of E. B. Colwell
was restored to the list of Senate ap
pointees and then President Taft with
drew the nomination so that there
might be no reflection on the charac
ter of Colwell, who is Taft's appointee
for r. S. .Marshall at Portland.
VOTES WITH SHIP MONOPOLY.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 2. (Spl.)
The Vice President three times today
saved his Bide of the controversy from
defeat by voting yes. The first oc
casion when he saved the ship sub
sidy bill from defeat, the second when
ho assisted the ship subsidy people
to adjourn that they might have time
to reform their lines.
The president's report was present
ed and read during the Interim given
the credentials committee. Principal
among the Items cited In the report
were these facts: All business per
taining to the past year hag been set
tled; all premiums an warrants have
I been paid; we have a good standing in
I the community.
We have made a cumber of improve
; menta within the past year, all of
i which have been paid for, among
j which are these: New machinery hall,'
l new sheep barn, new poultry house
I and equipment, new judges' arena,
: new double gates for the main en
i trance, new secretary quarters and of
j flee, new speakers' "platform and new
, fence around the camp grounds, at a
1 cost of $317.
BORAH GIVEN A HARD FIGHT TO-DAY t$"P&? - E
that he considered much of the success
I of the Fair to depend on the quality
, .,. . j of the man chosen secretary, and he
Progressive Republican, and Demo- d that car(J be takeQ in' makIng
RESOLUTION FOR DIRECT ELEC
TION OF SENATORS IS NOW TO
BE SETTLED BY SENATE.
crats Stand With Him and
Enable Him to Get
There were reports from both sec
retary and treasurer something nev
er offered before and something not
i always required of public servants
and In this instance the reports were
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3--(Spl ) ! voluntary and DOt required. These
Senator Borah, of Idaho, made head- j rPrl showed an approximate profit
way against the enemies of popular fr the P' year of $1400. Changes
election of Senators today when he i 8nd Improvements recommended and
was uhle to get his bill on thetalan-! "Pyed were as follows :
dar in such shape that It will be taken 1 ,n8ta" an e'ectrtc HeMlng plant,
up as unfinished business any and ,J Pur(,hase and open a street from
every day till It Is disposed of. lhe Southern Pacific to the Fair
It was apparent that the old tima 6 , ,
j . ! Makin
nenaiors were ueierminea mai uorao
shouid not be beard this session if It
were possible to keep him on the side
track. But he persisted in an attempt
to get recognition until be was recog
nized. Then he stopped adjournment
with the aid of the progressive Sena
tors from both parties.
As a final test Borah asked that his
resolution be made the unfinshed
business of the Senate. By a test
...fl ).!.. .nn ..r. nnt If la ..n
.7n c nV 1 . . i, i A the grounds to be visited the follow
l? le la,:,le,, ,man'!inK week that It will be easy to .e-
Making needed improvements to
the grounds at once so as to be in
ample time for the fall meeting.
Decision made to hold the Fair four
days instead of three.
I That date of Fair be changed to the
week preceding that of the State Fair,
j By the changing of the date of the
j Fair It is believed that it will be pos
sible to secure exhibits that otherwise
; would not come to Canby, as In that
: case the exhibit will be so close to
Springfield to Get Shops.
SPRINGFIELD, Or., Feb. 5. Thnt
the Southern Pacific will begin con
struction of roundhouses and carshopa
within 10 months was the statement
made by T. W. Younger, master me
chanic of the Southern Pacific Com
pany, who was in Springfield recently
Inspecting the Southern Pacific yards.
each day till he question is settled.
TO ruitliw IS CUT
CARS TO BE OPERATED LESS
FREQUENTLY BETWEEN CIT
IES AFTER 9 O'CLOCK.
MANY CANDIDATES FOR STATE
AND COUNTY PAPERS EXAM
INATIONS END SATURDAY.
The passenger service on the Port
land Railway Light & Power Co. be
tween Oregon City and Portland, has
been curtailed during the evening
hours. For some time cars have been
operated out of Oregon City every
half hour after 9 P. M., the last car
leaving for Portland nt 11 P. M., and
half-hour service has been main
tained out of Portland after 9 P. M.,
the last enr leaving for Oregon City
at midnight. Commencing next Wed
nesday cars will leave Portland at 9
M., then 10 P. M-. 11:15 P. M. and
12 midnight. Cars will leave Oregon
City every 30 minutes until 9:07 P.
M., then 10:07 and 11:07 P. M.
Thousands of Starving -People Crowd
ing to the Cities for Aid.
NANKIN, China, Feb. 4. (Spl.)
Fully 30,000 starving people are gath
ering outside the walls seeking rollef,
having come here from the famine
districts. The local authorities are
nearly swamped by tho Influx.
The city is closed against them;
there is fear of a plague: many of
them are desecrate and only lack of
strength Is what makes them tractable.
Peary May Have to Walt.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 Congress
may fall to act at this session on the
bill to promote Robert E. Peary to be
a Rear-Admiral. The bill was report
ed on the private calendar today, but
consideration was postponed.
... ,. j i.. n i.tj!cnre more exhibits.
in ii utj Hi'i'iu.cu. u)siiie an niiiua j (j . , . . ...
of tactics Borah won and his resolu- , 11 T. . 1.
Hon stands as the unfinished business j T T . v f
Bl UUl-tl o J luoi lurj IUUJ 1UU3U11 nun
the secretary as to the premium list
and as to premiums to be listed.
A permanent street for contesslons
will be chosen so that local conces
sionaires may build permanent struc
tures If they so choose. A public
cloak room will be established and a
telephone pay station erected.
There will be an effort to sell sea
son tickets again this year, the sale
last year having proved a success.
The association appointed the fol
lowing committee to audit the books:
J. E. Hedges. Oregon City; W'm. Ev
erhart, Molalla; C ,M. Wait, Canby.
There were 334 shares of stock rep
resented at the meeting, more than
the number required for a quorum.
The meeting proved enthusiastic and
the Information imparted by the re
ports more than satisfied those mem
bers who are interested in the success
of the organization.
By an almost unanimous vote the
stockholders authorized the directors
to raise the' capitalization of the as
sociation from $5000 to $20,000. This
will give the association an opportun
ity to go ahead and make the improve
ments needed to Insure that the Fair
shall continue to grow until It Is the
success that the magnitude of Clacka
mas county warrants.
In an effort to stimulate subscrip
tion to this Increased stock issue
Messrs. George Lazelle, George Ran
dall, O. D. Eby, M. J .Lee, Chas. Walt,
John Lewelling, J. W. Smith and O
E. Freytag subscribed $100 each con
ditional on $10,000 being subscribed in
The election of directors resulted in
the choice of the following: J. W.
Smith, George Lazelle, O. D. Eby, W.
W. Everhart, O. E. Freytag, R. S. Coe,
Robert Beatie, W. H- Mattoon and N.
Blair. The directors will meet next
Saturday, February 11, in the rooms of
the Commercial Club at 2 p. m., for
the selection of officers.
The members ot the association In
attendance voted unanimously to give
the old officers and directors a vote
of thanks for services the past year.
Messrs. O. D. Eby, Oregon City; L.
D. Walker, Canby; George W. Speight,
Hubbard, were appointed a committee
to get subscriptions for stock in an
effort to have the whole issue taken
In time for the appropriation of funds
for needed improvements.
The semi-annual examination for
state and county papers .are in pro
gress In Oregon City, commencing
Wednesday. The circuit court room
at the courthouse, where these exam
inations are usually held, Is In use, and
the applicants are being examined in
the Willamette Hall. County School
Superintendent Gary is conducting the
examination, assisted by Brenton Ved
der, principal of the Gladstone school
and Asa R. Thompson, of Needy. Mr.
Thompson is a new member of the
examining board, having succeeded
J. W. Mitta, who resigned to attend
Oregon Agricultural College. Mr.
Thompson is a graduate of the Mon
mouth Normal School and has had
many years experience in educatioual
work. The examinations for state pi
pers will end Friday afternoon, and
those for county papers will close Sat
urday! The results will be announced
the latter part of next week.
Following is a list of the applicants
for state and county papers:
State papers John L. Ashton, Jesse
A. Johns, Minnie E. Grace, Helen Mur
ray. County papers James M. Park, Har
ry H. Hargreaves, Jean E. Maxwell,
Charles T. Sievers, Olive H. Morti-
niore, Isabella T. Mann, Alma O. Huse
by, Marie B. Mulford, Mary Sunder
land, Mrs. Ada Jolley, Alice F. Rltter,
Ethel E. Sharpe, P. L. Coleman, Hattle
G. Brown, Thersa Dehler, Joseph W.
Bethune, Ruth Green, Maud Mason,
Belle Mattley, Jessie M. Maxwell,
Ruby D. Maxwell, Lola E. Herald, Lola
F. Walker, Rica- Anderson, Tille Knudt
son, Anna Gotfredson, J. A. Mitts.
Pauline Forbes, Fred H. Wilcox, Lulu
Miller, Genevieve Cnpen, Rose G.
Walsh, Estella McGetchie, Inez R.
Thompson Wood, Calvin Wolfer, Lena
Reed, W. H. Blood, Earl Kocher,
Frances Potter, Ross Eaton, Mary
Oickerson, Ethel R. Glines, Marion
Humbel, Bessie M. Lewis, Irene Car
ter, Emllie C. Shaw.
Wyoming Rejects Oregon System.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Feb. 6. The
State Senate today defeated the House
measure providing for a recall of state
officers and the Senate initiative and
TO STANDARDIZE BOXES.
SALEM, Or., Feb. 8. (Spl.) Repre
sentative Westerlund today Introduced
into the House a bill to standardize
the apple and pear box. The standard
size of an apple box is fixed at 18
inches long, 11 Inches wide, 10
Inches deep, Inside measurement. Di
mensions prescribed for the pfar box
are: ll inches long, 11 Inches wide
and 8 inches deep, inside measurement.