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THE MORNING OKEGONIAN, TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1006.
CITY MUSEUM IK CITY HALL, WHICH STA2TDS AS A MONUMENT TO THE ENERGY AND PUBLIC SPIRIT OF
THE LATE COLONEL L. L. HAWKINS
REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR UNITED
Mayor Lane Issues a Call for
Special Meeting of
WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY
EhuII ' uB . tsSsL?BHSHSBBHxlLsHsfiLsftVK J.fvBBuS3' ';aaB' e
Some Favor the United Railways,
Others the Willamette Valley
Traction Company, and
Kcsult Is Indefinite.
Jit the request of 11 Councilmcn, Mayor
Laxxc yesterday called a special session ol
the City Council for Thursday afternoon
jt 2 o'clock to consider the Front-street
franchise. The amended franchises -Kill
thn be presented to the Council, and the
majority and minority reports of the
street committee, the first favoring the
granting of the franchise asked by the
United Railways Company, and the latter
the Willamette Valley Traction Com
pany's franchise, will be presented. Inter
est In tho outcome of the session Is high
jmd In the meantime the interests Involved
kt explaining the situation to tho Individ
ual motnburs of the Council, with the hope
f winning them over.
Vote Xot Kusy to Predict.
The alignment of the Councilmcn when
the vote Is taken is hard to predict, as the
majority say they are not yet fully ad
vised and choose to reserve their opinions
until they read the amended franchises
Hd receive the report of the street com
mittee. Definite action on the Front-street fran
chwe matter Is probable. In view of the
fact that the Thursday afternoon session
te called Jor the express purpose of con
sidering and taking action on the fran
chise question. Public interest Is high on
the subject, inasmuch as the llnish of
the contest for the franchise is believed
to be in sight.
Favors Fulled Hallways.
John Annand. of the street committee,
when seen last night, said: "I think the
1'nlted Hallways Company has the better
proposition of the two by long odds and
for that reason voted In their favor in
the street committee. 1 am of the same
(pinion now that I was then."
H. A. Belding, when asked for an opin
ion on the subject, said: "I, have not yet
een a copy of the franchises, and so do
iit kiwff tho morltK of thp two nronosi-
l&Vons. I prefer not to dlscuF-s the matter
.jjntit I am more familiar with the offers
k the rival companies."
Frank S. Bennett said: "I am told tho
fcireot committee favors the franchise of
tho Unltod Railways Company, with equal
rights for the Willamette Valley Traction
Company on Front street. I want to find
out the offers of the two companies ex
actly, as I am not fully advised at prcs
rnt on the merits of the two propositions.
1 understand the city has not the author
ity to accept the line on Front street, as
proposed by the Willamette Valley Trac-
Company without having a vote of
the people on the question. I doubt If It
Ik best to hold up the propositions wc
have bofore us while we take a ballot of
the people to sec what they favor in the
George D. Dunning's Opinion.
Goorge D. Dunning expressed himself
in favor of the Willamette Valley Trac
tion Company's franchise. "I think tho
Willlamette Valley Traction Company
ought to have the franchise," .said he. "as
It seams to me that company has the bet
ter offor to make to the city and it ap
plied for the franchise prior to the appli
tntion of the United Railways Company.
2 intend to vote for the Willamette Valley
Traction Company, and I believe the
United Railways will have a hard time to
carry tho Council."
Thomas Gray said he has not yet made
up lils mind. "I have no preference yet.
and will go into the Council with an open
mind." Kttld he. "As I understand the
situation, the United Railways Company
has amended Its franchise to guarantee
the construction of a line to Salem. This
i a now feature of the situation, as pre
viously the backers of that corporation
made no definite statement of a road be
yond the city limits."
Dan Kdlahor. of the street committee,
wlio favored the Willamette Traction's
proposition during the sessions of that
body, said last night he has not yet
formed an opinion so as to be able to
announce how he will vote when the
question comas op Thursday afternoon in
the Council. "I want to se what proposi
tions will be made In the Council meet
ing bofore I vote." he said.
Position of A. X. Wills.
A. X. Wills favors the United Railways.
"I shall vote for the United Railways
Company." said he. "That company has
had one proposition all the way through,
while the Willamette Valley Traction peo
ple havo made a new proposition every
time we met with them. The United Rail
ways backers have brought their families
here to make Portland their home, and I
think we should welcomo them."
W. Y. Masters, of the street committee,
who voted In favor of the United Rail
ways Company, said: "I shall vote as I
did in the committee unless some change
comes up to make a material difference
in the situation. Taking It altogether, I
think the United Railways Company of
fers the better proposition."
Other Councilmcn Stand.
Of the remaining Councilmcn, it is
claimed that R. E. Menefee. R. A. Pres
ton. A. G. Rushlight and George S. Shep
herd favor the proposition of the Willam
ette Valley Traction Company, while W.
T. Vaughn and John T. Sharkey are un
questionably for the United Railways.
Hugh S. Wallace, the remaining member
of the Council, is considered a doubtful
quantity, and neither side claims to have
his support. Where his vote will be cast
cannot now be guessed.
As it takes ten votes to carry the fran
chise, a deadlock is possible, but enough
votes may be won to either side before
Thursday to carry the franchise for one
of the contesting companies.
Philo Ilolbrook's Home Burned.
HOLBROOK. March 12. (Special.) The
country residence of Phllo Holbrook was
consumed by Are at about 1) o'clock this
morning. The neighborhood turned out
in full force, but was unable to combat
the flames, which xnado rapid progress,
due to the strong east wind. The fire is
supposed to have originated by a spark
from the kitchen. The loss was $2500.
Fund for Starving Japanese.
According to a report made to Secretary
Giltncr, yesterday, the Japanese famine
relief committee has collected, up to date,
exclusive of amounts sent direct to Japan,
m.70. Of this sum. $4800 has been for
wrde4 to the Japanese government asd
tke balance is in the hands of the com
X ttrlne Xj-c RMMy Citm Br: MaVee Weak
9fM Xmmt. Sonhnu JSye Fata. Dnu't SaMrt,
LUNCH ROOM NEXT
Director Fleischner's Plan for
WOULD EQUIP EACH SCHOOL
Meets Opposition Prom Director "Wit
tenberg, "Who Insists Proposition
Must Be Discussed When All
the Board Is Present.
At the meeting of the City Board
of Education last night. Director I. N.
Flelschnor excited no little comment
by proposing? that a room in each local
schoolhousc nhould be set aside for
the uso of teachers for luncheon pur
poses, and equipped with table, chairs,
cpok stove and such other utensils as
might add to their comfort.
In reply to tho argument that the
pupils might also demand the same
privileges, air. Flelschner explained
that the same conditions did not apply
to their case, as nearly all the teachers
resided at a long distance from the
schoolhouses. while the pupils gener
ally lived close by.
It is said the system has been in
vogue for some time In the Brooklyn,
Highland and one or two other schools,
and appears to give the utmost satis
faction. Mrs. I TV. SItton, chairman of the
board, coincided with Director Flelsch
ner in his view's, while Directors Wit
tenberg and Beach thought the ques
tion ought to be decided at a full board
meeting. Director Williams being ab
sent from last night's session.
Cost of Innovation.
"Why, it would cast $1000 to carry
out your ideas," said Wittenberg, ad
dressing the originator of the propo
sition. "It wo.uld be $1000 well expended,
then," responded Flelschner. Upon the
suggestion of delay, he continued:
"If you don't take It up tonight I
shall bring it up again, as I am de
termined to push it through."
"Then I admire your nerve,' was
Wittenberg's parting salute.
A letter was received from Chief Camp
bell, of the Fire Department, to the ef
fect that the outside stairs of the Fail,
ing School were in a dangerous condition
and should be repaired without further
delay. A motion to that effect was carV
ried, and Supervising Architect T. J.
Jones directed to make the necessary re
pairs, ana also to attend to certain needs
of like character at the Couch School.
Plans and specifications being reported
in readiness for the altkm of six sew
rooms to the StranysMe School, Clerk Al
len was hHttructed to advertise for Mfo,
as writ as for the lut Tweaty-elsktk-
Strect School, as soon as the specifica
tions of the latter wero prepared.
Delayed hy Lack of Lumber.
It was reported that the completion of
the East Side High School was serious
ly handicapped owing to the lumber fam
ine, caused by an abnormal export de
mand. About feet are required for
the first floor, the nondelivery of which
causes a corresponding delay in other di
rections. Superintendent RIgler was giren per
mission to transfer a teacher from tho
Shattuck School to take the place of
Miss Minnie C. Kapus. lately deceased,
at the Ladd School. Mr. RIgler thought
it would work no hardship to abolish
one grade altogether at the Shattuck
Director Wittenberg reported that it
would cost about $1200 each for installa
tion of special fire escapes on the differ
ent schoolhouses requiring them, notably
that of the Shaver School, and proposals
therefor will be Invited without delay.
CITY HALL WILL BE CLOSED
3Iayor Tancs Instructions in Respect
to Memory of Colonel Hawkins.
Mayor Iane will issue Instructions for
all offices in the City Hall to be closed
from 11 to 2 o'clock tomorrow In respect
to the memory of Colonel L. L. Hawkins,
whose funeral will oe held in the First
Unitarian Church at 1:20 o'clock. The
services will be conducted by Dr. T. L.
Eliot, pastor emeritus of the church, and
a close friend of Colonel Hawkins. Tho
body will be interred in Rlvervlew Ceme
tery under the auspices of Columbia
Lodge, No. 114. A. F. & A. M.
Colonel Hawkins Ls mourned by tho en
tire city as one of the best friends Port
land has ever had. Among his public
spirited works was the founding of Port
land Museum of Art.
Aid Society's Resolutions.
At a special meeting of the Boys' and
Girls' Aid Society yesterday, the follow
ing resolutions were passed in respect to
the memory of the late L. L. Hawkins:
Whereas. In the sudden death of our
esteemed fellow-worker. Colonel L. I. Hawk.
Inc. we realize that we hare lost a sincere
friend to the dependent children of the state,
as well as a faithful treasurer of the so
ciety, which office he has held with great
credit elnce 1SS5. a period of 21 yexr; there
fore, be It
Resolved, That we. the trustee of the. Boys'
and Girifi' Aid Society, feel deeply the loss
of our beloved friend and fellow-citizen, and
extend to his bereaved relatives our sincere
rympathy in this, their hour of trouble. And,
be It further
Resolved. That we attend the funeral in a
body, and that these resolutions be spread
on the talnutec of the proceedings of this so
ciety, and a copy thereof sent to the rela
tives of our deceased friend.
GEO. H. WILUAMS,
F. E. BEAT-H.
ROBERT a FARRELI
Suit the people, because they are tired
of bitter doses, with the pain and grlplnjc
that usually follow. Carter's Little Liver
Pills. Oae pill a dose.
Tour health tepesds ttpoa 'the condition
of yew MoeA. Keop it ?re by takfas;
TEXT OF THE PLATFORM
Arrest of Colorado Members of tho
. .Western Federation of Miners for
- Complicity in Stcnnenbcrg
Murder Is Condemned.
Oregon Socialists met in state conven
tion yesterday afternoon and last evening,
named a full ticket for the coming
state election, adopted a platform and re
assured one another that the day of su
premacy for Socialism was close at hand.
The convention was held In Socialists'
Hall. 3CO Davis street, and was attended
by 121 delegates, many of them repre
senting remote counties and districts.
The convention was a most harmonious
onevjbroughout. A ticket was decided
upon at a caucus held behind closed doors
during the forenoon. The placing of theso
candidates on the ticket required short
time and little or no discussion when tho
convention was called to "order. The vot
ing was by acclamation, and tho choice
of every candidate was made unani
mously. Condemn the Arrests.
A resolution was adopted condemning
the arrest of Western Federation officers
in connection with the Stcuncnbcrg mur
der, and a subscription circulated for tho
purpose of adding to the funds for aiding
the defendants In their forthcoming trials
in Idaho. Other resolutions arc said to
have been passed, the nature of which
those in charge of tho meeting, as well as
the delegates, refused to reveal, saying
they concerned only those immediately in
terested in u.o cause of Socialism. R. R.
Ryan, of Salem, served as chairman, and
R. C Brown, of Albany, as secretary. Tho
platform records tho usual dissatisfaction
of the laboring man with the apportion
ment of the products of capital-and labor.
There are nine clauses in all. and among
them is a declaration supporting tho
cause of women in their struggle for the
right of ballot.
Text of riatform.
The nine clauses of the platform follow:
We. the Socialist party of the State of Ore
gon, in convention assembled, proelalm our
allegiance to the Socialist party of America
and aflrm our unfaltering adherence to the
principles and programme of International
revolutionary socialism. We bae our appeal
upon the following declaration as our plat
form of principles:
1. Labor produces all wealth.
Labor's share Is a mean and uncertain
portion of Its products.
3. The capitalist class appropriates products
of labor by the private ownership of the
YOUR BAD TIHE
If yon take a cold, or it takes yen,
and you sneeze and choke and almost
cough your head off, GET
Tkt Cod Uvcr Oil Emubicn "Par ExctUaur."
the New Cod Liver Oil Emulsion
Guaiacol, Glycerine and the Hypo
phosphites of Lime and Soda.
Then the cold will end in cure, not
in consumption. Under-nourished
folk, with thin blood and sluggish di
gestion, cannot get rid of a cold.
Consumption's shadow is always
Come out of the shadow, and stay
Fortify yourself with the great food,
At all druggists.
.There are two sues &ec xmd 164c Bottles:
the Formula is prhrted ia 7 krxxcs on etch.
U Flag ft, Xtw Tark.
means of production and distribution, by and
through tLe wage y6tem. being thus en
abled to live In Idleness and luxury.
4. An Inevitable class war is created by
this appropriation of labor's product.
5. This class .struggle must continue so
long as the profit system endures.
f- The most oKldent and potent weapon
with which the people can successfully oppose
the capitalist class Is the ballot.
7. If elected to any office, the Socialist's
one and only cone (deration shall be the work
ing clam Is this legislation favorable to tho
working class? If not I am against It.
?. We declare In favor of the equal suf
frage of men and women.
9. In ooaelusten, we appeal to all wnrklng
ren to study the principles of Socialism, to
vote with their class at all election?, until
they overthrow the power? of capitalism and
terminate forever the ckuw struggle and In
augurate the co-operative commonwealth,
based upon this fundamental principle: "To
every worker the full product of his labor."
Ticket Is Xominatcd.
The following state ticket was nomi
nated: Oevernor C. W. Barree. The Dalles.
Secretary of State R. C. Brown. Ro?burg.
Treasurer G. It. Cook. Fortland.
Superintendent of Public Instruction, J. C
Hosraer, Marion Count).
Labor Cemmtesloner W. J. Richards. Al
bany. Attorney-General C. B. Tlrlx, Prlnevllle.
State Printer J. C Cooper. McillnnvlIIe.
United States Senator (long term) A. O.
United States Senator (short term) J. TJ.
Congressman. First District W. W. Myers,
Congwsraan. Second District A. M. Paul,
Following the- business session several
speakers were introduced. Laura Gregg
spoke eloquently for women's rights and
was liberally applauded. Following her
remarks. Chairman Ryan arose and ad
vised the delegates to be unanimous in
their support of womanhood In the fight
! To Every Home
as with joyous hearts and smiling faces they romp and play when in health
and how conducive to health the games in which they indulge, the outdoor
life they enjoy, the cleanly, regular habits they should be taught to form and
the wholesome diet of which they should partake. How tenderly their health
should be preserved, not by; constant medication, but by careful avoidance of
every medicine of an injurious or objectionable nature and if at any time a
remedial agent is required, to assist nature, only those of known excellence
should be used; remedies which are pure and wholesome and truly beneficial
in effect, like the pleasant laxative remedy, Syrup of Figs, manufactured by
the California Fig Syrup Co. Syrup of Figs has come into general favor in
many millions of well informed families, whose estimate of its quality and
excellence is based upon personal knowledge and use.
Syrup of Figs has also met with the approval of physicians generally, be
cause they know it is wholesome, simple and gentle in its action. We inf orm
all reputable physicians as to the medicinal principles of Syrup of Figs, obtained,
by an original method, from certain plants known to them to act most benefici
ally and presented in an agreeable syrup in which the wholesome Californian
blue figs are used to promote the pleasant taste; therefore it is not a secret rem
edy and hence we are free to refer to all well informed physicians, who do not
approve of patent medicines and never favor indiscriminate self-medication.
Please to remember and teach your children also that the genuine Syrup
of Figs always has the full name of the Company California Fig- Syrup Co.
plainly printed on the front of every package and that it is for sale in
bottles of one size only. If any dealer offers any other than the regular Fifty
cent size, or having printed thereon the name of any other company, do not
arronf if T-P
"v-wt'u " yuu mil lkj get uic genuine yuu win not
Every familv should alwavs have a bottle nn rumr?
-fsro i ' 3 it
iui uic pdieuib ana me
JUDGE K. B. VTATSOX.
Crossed the plains with parents In passed the first Winter near Eu
gene, and then went to Douglas County, which has ever since been regarded
as the family home. Has filled the positions of County Judge of Jackson Coun
ty and Judge of the Supremo Court. Is married and has two childron, a son
and a daughter, both grown.
Judge Watson has been a resident of Portland for many years, and Is rated
as one of the foremost and most successful Jurists of his time. For some time
he had been urged to come out for the nomination on the Republican ticket,
but he refused until this morning, when he yielded to the entreaties of per
sonal and political friend, and decided to race the other four aspirants.
PoIIcIch lie Advocates "If nominated and elected to the office of United
States Senator In Congress. I shall steadfastly adhere to the principles and
policies of the Republican party and act with the Republican majority on all
measures affecting the public interest without somo clear and controlling reason
to do otherwise.
"I will support all measures for the early completion of the Panama Canal:
proper revision of the tariff; exclusion of all foreign laborers who arc not
entitled to tho benefits of existing naturalization laws; the adoption of the
parcels post as a reasonable extension of the mall delivery service.
"I will work for adequate appropriations for the continuance of the work
on tho rivers and harbors of the State of Oregon already begun, and their
complexion at the earliest date possible: Government Irrigation of the arid
lands within the state on the most comprehensive plan: rate legislation both as
a means of avoiding excessive charges and unjust discrimination In the service
of transportation, and of relieving party action and public legislation from the
domination of concentrated wealth and power represented In corporations, trusts
and combines of every character: In other word, to put these, purely business
organizations out of politics. I wilt support all Just measures for the protection
and advancement of the Interests of labor.
Invite Homestekers "i will exert myself to the utmost to secure such
action by Congress as will enable the people to realize tho benefits of the pro
visions In the several acta of Congress granting lands to aid in the con
struction of railroad, and the Coos Bay military road, in the State of Ore
gon, requiring the several corporations receiving the said grants to sell the
lands so granted in quantities not to exceed K'0 acres to any one person and at
a price not to exceed 52.50 per acre. In accordance with the long-established
policy of the Government, to promote tho settlement and development of
the Country hy furnishing the widest opportunities to acquire homes upon
the public domain.
"I believe In the patriotism. Integrity and fearless disposition , of Presi
dent Roosevelt, alnd the wldom of his general purposes, and will. If given the
opportunity by the Republican voters of the state and their representatives lii
the next Legislature, render him all the aid and assistance In my power for
the accomplishment of these purposes."
for suffrage and a readiness to pursue
this course was manifested by a rising
Secretary Brown spoke briefly of the
cause of Socialism, and J. E. Quick, of
Coos County, followed more at length on
the same topic. A. M. Paul, of La Grande,
was the last speaker. The feature of his
address was an original poem ridiculing
capital and the authorities of Colorado.
"Will Drnrt a Memorial.
Judge Frazer yesterday appointed
the following members of the bar as a
t:U 1 . .
cmiaren, wnenever a laxative
committee to draft resolutions in res
pect to the memory of J. R. Stoddard
to be reported at a memorial meeting
to be held upon a date to be hereafter
agreed upon: G. G. Ames, Ellis G.
Hughes. V. M. Gregory, E. B. Watson.
G. G. Gammans.
Spend a day In Salt Lake City, and an
other In Colorado Springs or Denver. Tou
have this privilege if your tickets read via
the Denver & Rio Grande. See Colorado's
famous peaks and gorges In their Winter
garb. Call upon or write W. C. McBrlde.
124 Third street, for particulars.
get lis Deneiiciai errecis.
ic if ic ormall-tr Kan of! rial
remedy is required.