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THE MOBNiyG OREGOlSTASr, FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 1901.
T-ygrya'-- -wpwrT fHepg
TO PREVENT CAUCUS
The McBride People Circu
late Secret Paper.
OBJECT IS TO CREATE DEADLOCK
If 'Eighteen Stem, They Thinlc They
Can Defeat Mr. Corbett Many
Members Arrive in Fort
land. The Bcheme ofvthe McBride following
to create a deadlock of the Legislature
over the Senatorshlp has taken written
form. It Is In the shape of ah agreement
to be signed by members of the Legisla
ture declining to go Into caucus unless
the entire Republican membership Is
present and participating. It is stipulated
..that the vote must be viva voce. And It
is further conditioned that the agreement
shall be binding upon the signatories
.whenever they number 18. That is to say,
whenever the number of 18 shall have
subscribed their names, the pledge shall
" be deemed In full effect. The first name
upon this secret document is said to be
Senator Booth, of Douglas, Josephine and
Lane. Then follows, it Is said, Senator
Kuykendall of Lane, Senator Kelly of
Linn, and Senator Fulton of Clatsop. A
few other signatures such as Senator
Mays, of Multnomah, who expects to par
ticipate in full fellowship in Republican
counsels, so far as they contemplate a
hold-up, and Representative Merrill, of
Columbia, are also appended. The entire
list probably foots up about 12. The Mc
Bride men whisper in confidence to those
whom they invite to Join them In their
enterprise that they have nearly enough,
and all they want Is Just one or two more.
They know, they say, where the remain
der necessary to make up the desired 18
are coming from. There are various rea
sons, it Is intimated, why several gen
tlemen who expect to unite with them
cannot yet affix their names, but they
will do so after the organization of the
House and Senate. Thus upon one pre
text and another they seek to obtain a
name here and there until their object
It would appear that the project of
blocking the caucus was first matured
about a week since, when several State
Senators Identified with the McBride fol
lowing met by agreement In Portland.
They assembled at the law office of Sen
ator Mays, and there the formal act of
subscribing the initial names was per
formed. Then the services of C. W. Hod
son, manager of the McBride press bu
reau, and author of the McBride syndi
cate editorials, were enlisted, and he wis
started out over the state. Evidently he
did not go far, for he soon returned to
Portland. So far as can be ascertained,
Hodson did not meet with a great meas
ure of success. It is known that members
who had been counted on to subscribe re
fused. Apparently It was thought best to
recall Hodson and do the work In Port
land as the members came In. This is how
the scheme came to light yesterday.
Senator Fulton, who Is here urging his
candidacy for president of the Senate,
was asked last night If he had signed
the paper. He declined to talk about it,
adding that he was concerning himself
about his own candidacy, and letting the
Senatorial question alone. Members who
have seen the agreement say that the
names are to be found there in the order
There are G2 Republican members of
the Legislature, counting several "citi
zens" whose past affiliations have been
Republican. If 18 sign the agreement and
abide by It, there will be 44 left to form
a caucus. It will take 46 members, a ma
jority of the Legislature, to make a cau
cus effective. It can therefore be under
stood why the McBride people have fixed
upon IS as the minimum number who
shall stay out, if they can be persuaded
to do it.
A considerable number of members of
the Legislature arrived yesterday. Among
them were Senator Marsters, of Douglas;
Senator Dlmmick. of Coos and Curry,
Senator Williamson, of Crook, Klamath,
Lake and Wasco; Senator Daly, of Ben
ton; Senator Mulkey, of Polk; Senator
Howe, of Yamhill; Senator Johnston, of
Wasco and Sherman; Senator Stelwer, o
Gilliam. Grant. Sherman, Wasco ana
Wheeler; Representatives Hume, of Coos
and Curry; Carter and Stewart, of Jack
son; Briggs, of Douglas and Jackson;
Emmett, of Crook, Klamath, Lake and
Wasco; Kirk, of Umatilla; McAllster. of
Union; Barrett and Miller, of Gilliam,
rGant. Sherman, Wasco and Wheeler. The
hotel lobbies at the Perkins and Imperial
were busy all day, and last night the
crowds were even larger.
While the McBride management says
that It lb not unfavorable to a caucus if
'a viva voce vote is agreed upon, ana
there Is a full representation, the McBride
lobbyists talk against any caucus at all,
and make It perfectly clear that th
scheme is if possible to make a dead
lock. A McBride man was asked yes
terday by a Corbett man what progress
the McBride campaign was making.
"Qh, finst-class." he replied cheerfully.
"MoBrlde has enough votes to nominate."
"Democratic votes, or Populist votes, or
"Oh, Republican votes, to be sure."
"Then I presume the Senator Is anx
ious for a caucus?"
"Not exactly. Not unless there is a
viva voce vote, anyway."
"Why does he insist on a viva voce
"Well, he wants to know Just how
"Then he really doesn't know how
things stand when he declares that he
has more votes than anybody else?"
"Well, you see, the Senator wants a
show-down, and he doesn't propose to
give anybody a chance to throw him
"Then he thinks his friends are ljins,
when they tell him they are going to
vote for him?"
"Well, he thinks he oughtn't to take
. any unnecessary chancps."
"If McBride hasn't enough votes to con
trol a Republican caucus, how does he
expect to get enough to control the whole
"Oh. he'll get 'em all right. Tou Just
watch George McBride. He's got a way
of fooling 'em all, and he'll do It yet
There's going to be a big surprise for
somebody in this fight, and George Mc
Bridc's going to spring It."
, "What's he going to do? Pull out?"
"Never you mind. The Senator has
a card or two up his sleeve, and he'll
play 'em when he gets ready. He's the
greatest finisher this country ever saw."
" "The McBride man then withdrew with
out shedding an)- further light on the
deep mystery as to the Senator's sensa
tion. Ex-Governor Pennoyer strolled into the
Imperial yerterday. and renewed his ac
quaintance with the politicians. To an in.
qulry as to whether he was taking part
"In the Senatorial fight he answered:
"Oh, no. It isn't my funeral. I've had
mine. But I want to see McBride. I
want to ask him a plain question, and I
propose to have a plain answer; no dodg
ing. I tell you.
"What question. Governor?"
Tm not going to tell you." And he
didn't But he did branch oft Ino a gen
eral discussion as to the state of the
country for the Instruction of a few hear
ers. In the course of his remarks the
subject of reorganization of the Demo
cratic party was brought up; and
thereupon the Governor proceeded to flay
"Why is he talking about the Demo
cratic party needing reorganization?" he
asked. "Cleveland's not a Democrat. He's
a traitor; that what he Is. Why, sir, he
accepted the Presidential nomination on
a silver platform, and then he proceeded
to, tlo everything In his power to betray
sliver and ruin it When I think of
Grover Cleveland, I can almost admire
Benedict Arnold. But I hold Bryan
largely responsible for the defeat of the
Democratic party. His vast egotism dlft
it Bryan poses as the great father of
silver, and many people think he origin
ated the silver doctrine. Why, sir, when
William Jennings Bryan was stumping
the country for Grover Cleveland, the
arch-enet $f silver, and talking tariff,
and nothing- else, I was stumping Oregon
for Weaver and sliver."
CAME A WEEK TOO SOON.
So Mr. Hume Is Abundantly Ready
for the Session.
R. D. Hume, Joint Representative for
Coos and Curry, arrived yesterday morn
ing. Mr. Hume has already established
his headquarters at Salem, and will re
turn to that city today. He was in San
Francisco about the first of the year, and
while there he met an ex-member of the
Oregon Legislature, who Insisted that the
regular session begins on the first Mon
day in January. So Mr. Hume got on
the train and started north Just In time
to get tied up in the snow, blockade.
Nevertheless he arrived fn Salem a week
too soon, and as a result has had "time
to burn" before the session. Mr. Hume
yesterday declined to discuss the Sena
torial question, but talked freely of pro
"I shall urge upon the Legislature some
measure for tho relief of Curry County,"
said Mr. Hume. "We are a poor people,
with a sparse population, and we derive
no benefit whatever from the state taxes
we are called upon to pay. We have
built an expensive road 30 miles in
length across the mountains into Califor
nia, at a cost of $60,000, and we are unable
to maintain it We think the state should
take It off our hands or remit our state
taxes, or provide us other relief, so that
we can get along somewhat better.
"It seems to me, too, that the present
game laws are ridiculous. I doubt If
they ara constitutional. For example, i
do not know what right the law has to
declare that no man shall sell game If
he came Into lawful possession thereof.
It seems to me that It thus says to a
man that he cannot sell or barter that
which is his own. I think the matter of
regulating the slaughter of game should
be left to t'.ie County Courts, which
might imr"" e a license upon persons not
residents oj. the county who come there
HAS THREE BILLS.
Ferrer Written Supreme Court Opin
ions Four-Year Term for Assessors.
Representative G. W. Colvlg, of Jose
phine County, has three bills ready for
passage at the ensuing session of the
Legislature. One is calculated to relieve
the Supreme Court of a large amount
of unnecessary work; the second Is to
render probate business more expeditious
in the various counties, and the third
proposes to extend- the term of County
Assessors to four years.
Wants Ferrer Opinions Written.
When seen at the Imperial last evening,
Mr. Colvlg said he did not consider the
scheme to create an auxiliary Supreme
Court from a number of Circuit Judges
practicable, as the Circuit Judges have
enough business of their own to attend
to, and could seldom be brought together
at the proper time. His scheme is to
relieve the Supreme Judges of the neces
sity of writing extended Judgments in
private cases, such as divorce suits, etc.
The bill Is a short one. as follows:
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assem
bly of the State of Oregon:
Section 1. The Supreme Court of the
State of Oregon shall only be required
to prepare and file opinions at large. In
such cases as. In Its opinion, shall be of
public and general Interest which opin
ions shall be published as now provided
by law. In all other cases considered
by said court on appeal. It shall be suf
ficient to file with the Secretary of State
a concise written, statement of Its decis
ions, whether such case is affirmed. re
versed, or modified, and such other mat
ters In connection therewith as the-court
may deem proper, which statement shall
not be published In the reports.
Sec 2. Inasmuch as the Supreme Court
Is now greatly burdened by the writing of
opinions on matters of private concern to
tne parties lltltrant, and of no general
Importance, and the state Is at rreat ex
pense In publishing such opinions, this
act shall take effect and be In force from
and after its passage.
Mr. Colvlg thinks the time of the
Supreme Court Is largely taken up at pres
ent by research necessary for lengthy
decisions in private cases, but that his
bill will enable the court to dispose of
such quickly by simply recording its af
firmation or reversal.
"Probate business Is now greatly re
tarded." Mr. Colvlg said, "because Pro
bate Courts In some counties transact
business only two or three times a year,
and so an estate cannot be settled up
within IS months. This creates much
expense for the parties Interested."
Term of Four Years for Assessors.
He desires to extend the Assessors'
tentare of office to four yars, and then
give the Incumbents a rest, so as to pre
vent them from electioneering for the
next term, by favoring this or that property-holder.
-Ho Is aware that a number
of bills are being prepared to amend
the laws on assessment and taxation, and
he hopes to see the needed changes em
bodied in ono bill, even though this bill
should not be his. He will work to this
end during the sesslor
BICYCLE AND FOOT PATHS
.BILL APPLYING TO MULTNOMAH
Requires County Commissioners- to
Construct Paths and "Wheelmen
to Fay 25 Cents a Year.
W. W. Bretherton, who has been at
work on a new bicycle path bill, to be
presented at the coming 'session of the
Legislature, has completed thevblll. The
following Is the full text:
An act to provide for the building of
paths for bicycles and pedestrians on pub
lic roads and the protection of the same
and defining a bicycle.
Section L In all counties In the State
of Oregon having a population of 50,000
or more inhabitants. It shall be the duty
of the County Commissioners or County
Court to build, repair and maintain out
of the general road tax, paths on either
or both sides of said public roads for the
exclusive use of pedestrians and bicyclists,
and to charge all persons riding a bicycle
on said paths an annual license of 25 cents,
and to provide all persons paying said
license with a tag similar to the ones
now In use in the state, aa a receipt for
Sec. 2. It shall be unlawful for any
person to ride a bicycle on said paths
without having first obtained a i license
tag from the County "Commissioners or
Sec. 3. The absence of the proper license
tag for the current j ear from the seatpost
of any bicycle shall be prima facie evi
dence that the license Tor the current
year has not been paid, and it shall be
the. duly of any and all peace officers,
Deputy Sheriffs and bicycle license collect
ors appointed by the County Commission
ers or County Court, to seize securely
and safely hold all such bicycles until
the license of 2? cents and $1 additional
has been paid as a fine for such nonpay
ment of license.
Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the Coun
ty Commissioners or County Court to
make and provide such rules and regula
tions for the collection of such bicycle
license as may be found necessary.
Sec. 5. All moneys collected by the pro
visions of this act shall be known as the
bicycle fund, and shall be spent on the
building, maintaining and repairing of
the paths provided for in this act.
Sec. 6. Such paths snail be construct
ed in such a manner that they will not
materially Interfere with any road, street
or crossing, and when so constructed it
shall be deemed a misdemeanor for any
person or persons to In any manner Injure
or deface bald paths; to place tacks, glass,
wire, iron, sticks, stones or any other
object or substance UDon said oath where-
by the safety of the path is imperiled or
Injury to the bicycle or any part thereof.
or to tne rider, or to a pedestrian, result
or Is liable to result This provision is
not to prevent Ingress or egress to any
field, yard, lot or. other place, to road
crossings or the driving of loose stock,
providing the loose stock Is not wantonly
driven upon said path and due care is
taken to prevent injury to paths by loose
J stock being driven along highways. Any
vciun uijuiiiiK any puiu proviueu ior oy
1 this act shall, upon trial and conviction,
I be fined not less than $10 or be Imprisoned
for not less than five days, or both. In the
discretion of the court.
Sec 7. QThese paths, when so con
I structed, shall be exclusively for pedes
trians and bicyclists. It being the object
u.ik. t.cAAb ul kAicy ai aj iuviuc iui pe
destrians and bicyclists a highway separ
ate from that used by teams and horse
men. Sec 8. Bicycles, as used in this act,
shall be deemed to include bicycles, tan
dems, quads, etc. A bicycle is a vehicle
propelled by a rider by foot power.
Sec 9. In all counties In the state hav
ing less than 50,000 Inhabitants, the Coun
ty Commissioners, or County Court may.
on a petition of a reasonable number of
taxpayers, build such paths as provided
for In this act between stated points In
such counties, and in all things relative to
such paths heretofore or hereafter built
this act shall be In force In all counties
of the state.
Sec 10. As there Is now a growing need
in the various counties of this state for
additional means of communication be
tween the homes of the people, this act
shall take effect upon Its approval by the
. AT THE STATE CAPITAL.
I Preparations for Coming Legislature
Noticeable on Every Side.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 10. The coming Leg
islative session is the center of all Inter
est In Salem at present Those who will
be affected In a business way by the
presence in the city of a large number of
strangers are making preparations for the
j rush in business that will be enjoyed for
40 days and nights. Hotels, restaurants
and boarding-houses will prpflt the most
by the assembling of the Legislators ana
the consequent gathering of those who
I seek appointments of various kinds. Many
J of those who will spend the six weeks In
Salem will find homes In private families,
and therefore many an Industrious house
wife is preparing to make a few honest
j dollars by taking a boarder.
I The cigar stores and club rooms, where
the visitors will spend most of their even
ings, also anticipate a sudden doubling up
of business, and will be ready to meet
their customers with the best that is to
be had. The Illihee Club has extended to
the members of the Legislature the usual
courtesies, and all the Oregon solons have
been provided with Invitations to make
themselves at home in the pleasant -and
elaborately furnished rooms of the club.
Unless men and times have changed,
there are those who will be greatly dis
appointed. Many of those who come to
Salem seeking clerkships, basing their ex
pectations upon the pre-electlou promise
to "remember you," will fall to secure
the coveted employement and will find
themselves "broke" in a town that ex
pects all such visitors to have money.
Such an unfortunate predicament meana
that a board bill must be left unpaid, and
the enterprising housewife Is also "left"
But down-town Salem le not the only
be k sfflT
scene of busy preparation for the coming
.of Oregon's lawmakers. At the Capitol
the final arrangements for the session are
being made. Tables for committees and
committee clerks have been placed in
every available space In the committee
rooms on the first floor, in the old library
room, the new library-room, and even In
some of the department offices. Printed
labels have been tacked on the various
doors and on the tables, so that all may
know where to find the working-place of
In most of the departments the biennial
reports have been completed and have
passed the printer's hands. The bulk of
the Secretary of State's report has Just
been turned over to the printer, and will
keep that office rushed with work for
several days. Governor Geer Is still at
work on his message, and pretends to
keep his private office closed against all
-visitors. However, there Is scarcely a vis
itor at that department who falls to get
an audience with the" Governor If he
What the Governor's message will con
tain can only be conjectured. That it will
deal with all of the large questions before
the Legislature Is to be expected. What
he may have to suggest on the subject
of the equalization of assessments, aid for
the Supreme Court, primary election re
form, reduction of state expenses, etc,
will be awaited with no small degree of
interest. In most of the biennial reports
recommendations are made that the ap
proprltalon be Increased. In some cases
the Increase asked amounts to CO per cent
of the last appropriation. While the care-
I EVERY- BOD.
ful management of most of the institu
tions, together with the eternal vigilance
of the members of the supervising boards,
have kept expenses down, the state must
raise its funds for the next two years
upon a reduced valuation of property,
and hence must reduce its expenses or
raise Its levy. The biennial report of the
Treasury Department will show that the
cash in the Treasury Is the largest It
has ever been at the close of a biennial
term. The state is practically out of debt
With the exception of the scalp-bounty
warrants, amounting to nearly $100,000,
there Is nothing of consequence In the
shape of a liability that this Legislature
must provide for.
The general feeling seems to be
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this 1 to be an economical Leglslature.H
One member said yesterday that the peo
ple are expecting many reforms In the
maffer of expense, and are watching their
representatives In both houses to see how
they will vote on measures that partake
of the nature of a graft. Almost every
member has a desire to make a recoru
that will be approved by his constituents.
The knowledge that the taxpayers are
watching the dally reports of their votes,
will make them more careful to vote
against needless expenditures of public
funds. The people seem to have settled
upon the clerkship abuse as one that must
be remedied. And this not only so far
as applies to the usual committee clerks,
but also In the employment of high-salaried
clerks who accompany special com
mittees on Junketing trips to the various
state Institutions, where "inspections"
So far as is now known, there has been
no demand, for investigations at state in
stitutions, except, perhaps, the Blind
School, the superintendent of which sug
gests that a full Investigation of some
charge's of dissatisfaction be made. Ev
ery one seems to be satisfied with the
conduct of the offices of Governor, Secre
tary of State and State Treasurer, and it
is said by some that the Legislature might
do well to let one session go by without
the usual costly experting of the books
of these offices. While the Legislature
might appropriately investigate the ma
nipulation which permitted the siezure by
speculators of thousands of acres of our
best timber lands, there Is no indication
that the present conduct of the land de
partment is in the least irregular. The
hope Is expressed by many that the Leg
islature will cut off the usual needless
expenditures for Inspection tours that In
variably result In a report to the effect
that all has been found In a satisfactory
Dnvey Not a Candidate.
Hon. Frank Davey, of this city, says
that the mention of his name In connec
tion with the race for the position of
reading clerk in either house of the Leg
islature Is a mistake. He Is not a can
didate for any position in the Legislature.
NEEDS OF TILLAMOOK.
Legislation to Protect the Dairy and
Hon. B. L. Eddy, of Tillamook. Joint
Representative for Tillamook and Yam
hill Counties, conferred with Dairy Com
missioner Bailey yesterday on amend
ments lo the dairy law. He Is pleased
with the proposed changes, a summary
of which has. been published In The Ore
gonian. "The Dairy and Food Commis
sioner and State Veterinarian," ho said,
"should have such assistance as will en
able them to give proper Inspection to
dairy herds. Our herds are healthy and
we wish consumers of our butter and
cheese to know It The legislation Tvhich
Commissioner Bailey suggests to protect
the .consumer of cheese and the conscien
tious manufacturer of it is to the point"
Before going to Salem, Representative
Eddy will see Fish Commissioner Reed
and suggest legislation to foster the sal
mon fisheries of Tillamook County. "We1
must have a hatchery." he said. "There
must be nrohibltlon of fishing in the
Trask. Tillamook, Miami and Kilchls
Rivers, particularly the two first named.
When the salmon enter the rivers they
congregate in the pools and wait for
freshets before ascending to the spawning
grounds. Fishermen fish out these pools."
Arrested for Forgery!
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 10. Alfred J. Frltch, a
prominent young business man of Middle
town, O., was arrested at the general de
livery window of the Postofflce today on a
warrant charging him with forgery.
W. Seller, of Germantown, O., who In
stituted the arrest charges in the infor
mation accompanying the requisition and
warrant that Frltch passed three forged
notes bearing his name. Frltch, who de
clares he Is not guilty of forgery, says he
will accompany Chief of Police Stubbs,
of Mlddletown, home without a requisi
tion. Habitual constipation cured and the
bowels strengthened by the regular use
of Carter's Little Liver Pills in small
doses. Don't forget this
ADDITION TOTHE FEE BILL
NEW MEASURE PREPARED FOR
Fixed Charge Proposed for Every
Service by County Cleric, Re
corder and the Sheriff.
An addition to the. proposed new fee bill
has been prepared by officials at the Court
house and submitted to the Taxpayers'
League. The bill, as It now appears, in
cludes the office of Clerk of the Circuit
Court, Clerk of the County Court, County
Recorder and Sheriff, and provisions are
made In the act for the contingency of
the consolidation of the offices of Clerk
of the Circuit Court, Clerk of the County
Court and Recorder, which Is being' agi
tated In some quarters. The bill is
framed to apply only to Multnomah
County, while as a mater of fact such a
law should be a general one to apply to
the whole state. Its promoters, however,
do not wish to meet with opposition from
outside sources. It will be an easy mat
ter If the Senators and Representatives
of other counties believe the plan of fees
proposed to be proper to amend the act
to cover the entire state. Previous stat
utes of this kind have been general, and
should be so, aB attorneys throughout the
state have occasion to do business In all
of the Judicial districts, and a uniform
system of fees Is convenient There Is
also no reason why the fees should dif
fer for the same services performed in
Tho fees for the Recorder's office are
about the same as those now In force:
That part of the bill relating to the
office of Clerk of the Circuit Court was
published In The Oregonlan recently. The
remainder of the bill is as follows:
It shall bo the duty of the Clerks of
the County Court, or, If there be no Clerk
the County Court the Countv Clerks
io collect for services in the County Court,
the following fees:
The fees, prescribed In subdivisions 1 to
33, inclusive, of section 2 of this act for
similar service in the State Circuit Court.
For filing each paper or pleading, except
In cases of claims against the county, filed
in the County Court or before the County
Commissioners, 10 cents.
Docketing cause in any action or pro
ceeding, other than docketing a claim
against the county, In a County Court, 10
Recording any Judgment, order, bill of
appointment of any executor, adminis
trator or guardian, for each folio, 10 cents.
Recording any admeasurer of claims, 15
Making all Indexes in relation to an es
tate. 25 cents.
Making and keping a register In rela
tion to an estate", 25 cents.
Making and keeping a record, accounting
and distribution in relation to any es
Issuing letters testamentary of adminis
trator or guardianship, 25 cents.
Making out appointment in pursuance
to order of County Court, 15 cents.
Certifying to the official character of a
notary public, 25c.
Recording commission of notary public,
Issuing any license required by law,
other than marriage1 or liquor license, 50
Marriage license, Including registering,
filing, recording and indexing marriage
Taxing and certifying an acknowledg
ment to a deed or other Instrument In
writing, 25 cents.
Filing and making entry required by
law of any articles of Incorporation or
other Instrument in writing, and record
ing same, 50 cents and 10 cents per folio.
Any services not herein enumerated.
which said Clerks may be required by law
to penorm, such fees shall be charged
as may favorably compare with the fees
herein established for similar servlses
"and as may bo established by order or
rule of court.
Trial fees In the County Court shall be
one-half of the trial fees established for
thef Circuit Court by section 2 of this act,
and shall be collected In the same man
ner and at the times provided for the col
lection, of trial fees In the Circuit Court
by section 2.
It shall bo the duty of the County Clerks
or Clerks of the County Court to exact
from the moving party In any action or
proceeding lnstltutd in said County Court,
at the date such action or proceeding is
commenced, $2 50 on account of fees. If
at any time the money deposited has been
earned by, the county, then the said
Clerks are required to demand a further
deposit of $5 or an amount sufficient to
pay all fees In the case, if such an
amount dees not exceed $5. And no paper
shall be filed by said Clerks or service
performed until such payment Is made.
All fees and charges incurred by the
party depositing the amount herein shall
be charged to such party and the account
thereof kept In the same manner accounts
are required to be kept for service per
formed In the Circuit Court, as provided
In section 1 Said Clerks shall collect In
advance from any other party the fees
Incurred by him in any proceeding in the
The fees herein provided shall be col
lected In a 1 cases and proceedings pend
ing In the County Court except cases
and proceedings filed therein since Febru
ary 25, 1895, and before this act takes ef
fect Recorder's Fees.
For recording any deed, declaration,
contract, chattel mortgage or other in
strument in writing required to be per
formed by law or recorded, 10 cents per
folio, and for each official certificate at
tached thereto, 25 cents.
Filing and making entry when required
by law of a bill of sale, chattel mort
gage, or other Instrument, when the same
Is not recorded, 50 cents.
Entering and attesting satisfaction as
signment or release on the margin of the
record of any mechanic's Hen, real estate
or, chattel, mortgage or other instrument,
Filing and making entry of the assign
ing of anyfUsft instrument, 23 cents.
Making the several indices required for
any instrument, for each, 5 cents.
Furnishing private parties copies of rec
ords and files, for each folio, 10 cents, and
for official certificate, .25 cents.
For serving summons directed to a
single defendant, la addition to mileage,
Two or more defendants, in addition to
mileage, $1 for tho first defendant, and
for each additional defendant 25 cents.
Return of summons not found In addi
tion to mileage, 25 cents.
Serving subpena, notice, citation, order
or other paper, not herein described, for
the first-named witness or party, 25 cents;
for each additional witness or party
eerved, 10 cents.
Executing any provisional remedy, 50
Inquest by Jury for the trial of rights
of property, $2.
Taking and approving any undertaking
on bond, 25 cents.
Making a copy of any process, order, no.
tlce or Instrument In writing, when neces
sary to complete service thereof, for each
folio, 10 cents, but no charge shall be
made for copy of complaint or other pa
per not actually made by the Sheriff.
Serving any writ for the enforcement of
a Judgment or decree, other than an ex
Serving an execution or decree other
than those for selling land, on the amount
realized as shown by the Sheriff's return,
1 per cent on the first $1000, and one-tenth
of 1 per cent on the excess over $1000.
Selling land on execution or decree,
when the amount realized as shown by
the Sheriff's return is $5000 or less, $5; if
more than $5000, $10.
Making a conveyance of property sold
on any process to any other than the
Judgment creditor, to be, paid by the
Making a certificate of sale of real prop,
erty. 25. cents.
Making a certificate of sale of personal
property, when required or demanded, to
be paid by the purchaser, 25 cents.
Returning execution when no property
can be found, 25 cents.
Serving writ of attachment, 50 cento,
and by garnishment, in addition for each
garnishee, 25 cents.
Making any certificate except the re
turns upon the writs and process In this
section enumerated, 60 cents.
Sheriffs shall be allowed to collect and
retain mileage for serving summons, sub
pena or any process or papers, at the
rate of 10 cents per mile going and re
turning, but when two or more parties
or witnesses In the same action, suit or
proceeding live In the same dlreotlon,
mileage shall only be charged for the
furtherest. No mileage shall be allowed
or charged In criminal actions.
Cases filed since February 18, 1899, in
which $4 fees were paid to the Sheriff
are excepted from the provisions of the
Other oectlons of the bill provide for the
payment of the fees to the County Treas
urer, the keeping of records, etc
WAGON -ROAD TO COOS BAY.
Legislature Will Be Asked for an
Appropriation of $20,000.
Representative a. H. Black, of Coos
County, will be asked to present a bill
for an appropriation of, $20,000 to Im
prove the stage road between Roseburg
and Myrtle Point I. C. Darland, who
has the mall contract. Is in the city
and he thinks the people of the state are
standing In their own light by neglecting
to Improve communication between Coos
Bay and points on the Southern Pacific
"All the trade of the coast counties goes
to San Francisco now," he said last even
ing at the Imperial "and a large propor
tion of it might be recovered if the road
were made passable In the Winter.
"The distance from Roseburg to Myrtle
Point Is 63 miles. Eighteen miles of this
is very well Improved, but the next
25 miles westward Is sadly In need of
a plank roadway or a top dressing of
crushed rock. The counties of Coos and
Douglas have appropriated several hun
dred dollars to patch up the road, but
the people do not feel able to assume
the entire expense. A dally mall stage
makes the 63 miles' in the schedule time of
20 hours, and relays of horses are used
every 15 miles. At this time of year
the road is bottomless in some places, but
we manage to get In on time, as a rule.
Some years ago a portion, of the road was
coiduroyed, but the saplings long since
give way. That part of the highway
Is -therefore worse than no road at all."
Mr. Durland thinks this a fine oppor
tunity to utilize the state prisoners if the
Legislature would put them to work on
"One hundred and fifty convicts," he
said, "could make the necessary improve
ments within three months, but of
course, they would have to be
well guarded and a stockade would
have to be erected for a headquarters.
Even under all these considerations, the
state could build the rpad very cheaply
and tho convicts now Idle In the peni
tentiary would have plenty of chance for
exercise. The road should be built by
some means, as there Is no telling when,
If ever, the railroad will be extended from
Myrtle Point to Roseburg. The little
strip of road we have In Coos County
now 1 owned by Claus Spreckels, of
San Francisco, and he has no Inclination
to build up trade between-Portland and
"The country over there Is very rich
In dairy products, orchards, coal mines
and timber resources, and every dollar
spent in making closer connection with
it will be returned to the people of Ore
gon within a very short time."
8UPP0SED TO' BE "SARKASM"
But This Name Has No Place In the
Directory of Portland.
PORTLAND, Jan. 10. (To the Editor.)
The publication of "stupid letters" seems
to be one of the important branches of
your work,' bo perhaps this may aid as a
"flller-ln" for your idiot column.
Although not having the pleasure of
acquaintance with Mr. John Davis it is
at least some solace to feel that I an
not alone in the 'estimate of your action
In reprinting that mass of libelous abuse
against Dr. Hill, which recently disgraced
your paper. The fact that it originated
In some cesspool of Journalism and was
reproduced as a curiosity does not make
The Oregonlan less culpable. The
breadth of opinion and impartiality of
criticism which are constantly paraded
as distinguishing features of your
paper could hardly be offered as
excuses for publishing such a vile ex
ample of Indecent and blasphemous
venom. When It suits your purpose you
generally accompany such encroachments
by a few remarks defining your position
In the discussion. Some of your recent
editorial comments on Dr. Hill might al
most suggest that you are pleased at the
ppportunlty of presenting, without the re
sponsibility of authorship, the recent
"Amusing and Shocking Example of
Philistinism." A moderate spirit of de
cency would seem a sufficient safeguard
against the further promulgation of such
an attack, but your spirit of Justice and
decency depends largely upon which leg
you chance to be standing.
'Another spasm of your Impartiality may
cause you to find a place for this freak
of stupidity in your columns, where it
may at least serve as worthy a purpose
as tho article which provoked it.
WALTER M. JANEWAY.
Panic at a Japanese Fete.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 10. The an
nual popular fete of Teshl-No-Ichl, In the
Kanda district of Tokio, was the scene of
a terrible accident recently. Great crowd3
attended the festival, and when the af
fair was at its height, a heavy rain be
gan falling. A rush was made for shel
ter, and a panic ensued, in which 20 per
sons were crushed to death and- 312 In
jured. Some of the buildings were burned
by the upsetting of kerosene' lamps.
In Time of Need Paln-Killer Is a
Welcome friend for all our -little "ilia."
TO PUSH SUGAR REFINERY
PORTLAND SHOULD TAKE THE OFW.
The Enterprise Is Both PraottcaTala
and Desirable One Subscription
Of $25 Is Already Offered.
The subject of a sugar refinery for
Portland received general consideration,
In Portland yesterday, but the lack of
definite information Interfered somewhat
with free discussion of the matter. One
man came forward with a $25 subscrip
tion. Nobody doubted that the sugar re
finery and the steamship line that de
pends upon it would add greatly to tho
volume of Portland's commerce and to ta
opportunity for trade expansion. And tho
example of Seattle in raising $100,000 to be
presented as a free gift to a local con
tracting firm to enable it to build a single
battle-ship for the Government was by
many cited as on argument to show what
Portland should do for herself in connec
tion with the proposed sugar refinery and
the business In Its wake. If Portland
should give outright $500,000 for the re
finery. It would still be Immensely the
gainer In the enterprise. In the estimation
of men who are vitally Interested in the
prosperity of the town.
An Investment of a sum between $500,008
and $1,000,000 would be required for the
refinery, one that could stand on Its mer
its and command recognition from the
trade. Such an Institution could use, the
raw sugar carried by one or two ships,
making monthly trips, the number of car
goes depending upon their size.
One Portland man who is familiar with
the sugar business says the direct profit
per ton from sugar-reflnlng Is small, but
the dividends come from the enormous
quantity that can be prepared for tho
market. Even If there Is a profit of but
$2 a ton. dividends can be paid to the
stockholders if enqugh sugar is manufac
tured. In San Francisco there are twu
refineries of cane sugar, with a combined
output of 8000 barrels a day, and running
two days' a week the year round these
refineries, he says, could supply the en
tire Pacific Coast. His opinion Is that a
refinery established In Portland should
have an output of not less than 1000 bar
rels a day. That means sales aggregating
$5,000,000 a year. The sugar-reflnlng busi
ness cannot be measured by hundreds or
even thousands of dollars, and If a start
Is made it should be with plenty of money.
This man believes that a refinery could b
established which would amount to some
thing, and be a decided Improvement for
Portland. It would Increase the tonrage.
and in all ways be a desirable acquisition.
Samuel Connell, the newly elected presi
dent of the Portland Board of Trade, is
heartily In favor of pushing the sugar-refinery
project While he does not profess
technical knowledge of the business, he
reasons from general principles that It
ought to be as successful here as In othr
places, arid the great opportunity for
trade expansion that lies In the wake of
the refinery he deems worth a great effort
"This is no trifling sum for Portland
business men to raise," said he; "but we
must remember that the benefit would be
very great. The time Is ripe for Portland
to take hold of a large enterprise of this
kind. Seattle helps herself and goes for
ward from one victory to another. Port
land must also help herself. We cannot
sit still and expect others to fill our lap
with success. We must make an effort
for ourselves, and I think this Is worth
President Hahn. of the Chamber of
Commerce, Is also in favor of acting on
the suggestion of the O. R, & N. Co. "It
Is a pretty big undertaking," said he,
"but I believe it will repay the effort
Perhaps the O. R. & N. Co., as a Port
land institution, will Itself subscribe lib
erally, in which case I think we can make
the enterprise a success, even if we had
to make It a free donation. I look for
no trouble from the sugar trust There
would be no more likelihood of trouble
from that source to a cane-sugar refin
ery than to the beet-sugar refineries that
are springing up all over the country. To
be sure, there Is a slight differential In
favor of beet sugar 10 cents per 100
pounds but that does not cut much fig
ure. Grocers who buy trust sugar would
be free, I think, to subscribe for a refin
ery here. To tell the truth, the trust rec
ognizes the futility of blocking enter
prises of this nature, and does not op
pose the marketing of the product In a
reasonable manner. I am decidedly of the
opinion that Portland should make the ef
fort for this great Industry and what It
will bring us."
Here Is a Proposition.
PORTLAND, Jan. 10. To the Editor.)
When a sugar refinery shall have been
established in Portland, and when the
company shall be ready to operate, it is
hereby authorized to draw on me for $23.
This is not a great deal, but if others
will give In proportion there will be more
than enough. I make this offer because I
feel I shall get the money back, with
large Interest, the first year.
J. A. CLEMENSON.
WHEN INDIANS KILLED STOCK
Eastern Oregon Pioneer Tells of
Suits to Recoup Losses.
Frank Hewitt, or "Alkali Frank," an,
old settler of Eastern Oregon, Is in Port
land visiting relatives. He arrived In
Portland first in 1859, when there were
but four houses In East Portland, he
says, and he used to cross the river in
a home-made raft In order to visit the
town proper In the evening after the
ferry-boat had quit running. In 1860-61,
he worked for Robert Pittock delivering
bread, and in '61 he cut a big hemlock tree
into cordwood, where the southwest cor
ner of Sixth and Washington streets is
now. This tree, he remembers, was six
feet In diameter at its butt and one four
foot log produced exactly a cord.
He afterwards became a packer be
tween The Dalles and Canyon City and
made some money, as he charged 15 to
18 cents a. pound. The marauding Indiana
from Harney Valley drove off 64 of hla
pack horses, and shot at him. but for
tunately he escaped unharmed. He Is
the principal witness for several parties
who lost stock In those troublous times
and who have been vainly trying to get
Uncle Sam to pay for them. Henry
Heppner 'is one of these claimants, and
his bill against the Government Is $6000.
Wheeler & Strickland, who ran a stage
line over the road, lost 87 head, but the
heirs have given up hopes now of even
getting any pay for them. These horsea
were taken from the various stations,
which were about 20 miles apart along
the road from The Dalles and up tha
John Day River.
"Alkali Frank" has never tried to ob
tain payment for hla horses, as he has
seen other losers send so much good
money after bad. In. the case of T. P.
Sharp, whose store at Dayville was loot
ed. Sharp paid out a whole lot of money
In hopes of reimbursement but he would
better have kept It First one attorney
would take hold of the case and then
another, until Sharp is out fully $20,000,,
trying to reach the ear of the Paymaster
at Washington City.
Mr. Hewitt Is now a resident of Wasco
County, where he has brought up a fam
ily within eight miles of The Dalles. Ha
has two daughters In Portland, Mrs. R.
W. Barter and Mrs. Henry Bulger,
whom he is visiting for a few days.
Crime of a Boston Swede.
BOSTON, Jan. 10. Sevante Anderson, a
Swede, shot and killed his wife and prob
ably fatally wounded his mother and 5
yearold boy, at their home in Jamaica
Plain,' today. He then killed Mmt
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