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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 1908.
Cummins' Enemies Vote With
. Democrats on Ballot for
DEADLOCK IN PROSPECT
Progressive Republicans Threaten
to Bolt State and Legislative Tick
eta at Polls if Tactics Are
DKS MOINES. la.. Svpt. 8 True to
their pledge to one another. 42 standpat
Remibllcana In the State legislature 10
day prevented the election of Governor
Cummins to the United States Senate
to Mil out the unexpired term of the late
W. B. Allison. The 42 Senators ana Kep-
resentatlvea refused to cast their -otes
for Governor Cummins and. with the 45
Democrats who voted for Porter, they
outnumbered the 60 Republicans who
voted for Cummin.
Not only did the "standpatters pre
vent an election today, but they declared
that it Is their intention to continue In
their course, deadlocking the Legislature,
if it la necessary, to keep Cummin out of
the United States Senate. Both sides
say tonight that they will not yield.
There la a disposition among many men
of both factions-to hurry the primary law
legislation, for which the extra session
was convened, and then adjourn. Today's
voting was conducted by each branch of
the Legislature separately.
Vote in. Lower House.
In the House the vote was: Cum
mins 44, Claude R. Porter (Pern.) 31;
Funk 4. Perkins 1, William Larrabee 1.
with the "standpat" strength of 28
votes cast for various candidates. Including-
Walter L. Smith, W. P. Hep
burn. G. P. Haugen and A. F. Dawson,
of the Iowa delegation in Congress.
In the Senate Cummins received 21
votes and Porter 14.. while the 14 votes
of the "standpatters" were scattered,
as In the House. In both houses , the
standpatters" explained their opposi
tion to Cummins on the ground that
they did not believe In proceeding with
an election until the people had a
chance to express their preference In
Governor Cummins was seen at his
office after the vote in the Senate. He
raid that he had nothing to say for
publication, but that he regretted that
so many Republicans bad found It nec
essary to bolt the decision of their
Bolt Is Threatened.
Tonight varied opinions were expressed
among the progressives who talk of bolt
ing the state and Legislative tickets at
the polls if the standpatters" refuse to
give the majority recognition. The "stand
patters" are much elated. They figure
that the defeat of the Governor at this
time effectively disorganizes the progres
sive forces and makes his success Impos
sible. There are those who think the
movement which he has been leading;
will be very detrimental, and that It will
begin to disintegrate.
Democrats were Jubilant at today's
events. They are hopeful that the Joint
session will disclose the fact that the
"standpatters" have forced a deadlock
and will hasten the enactment of any
kind of primary law to compel adjourn
ment as quickly as possible, and while
the Republicans are at loggerheads.
There was talk tonight among the
'standpatters" that they would stand for
the election of any man In the Joint ses
sion except Cummins, and suggested that
be withdraw. I
DISCUSS SECOND CONDUIT
Experts Tell Merits of Concrete and
By Invitation. W. A. Grondahl. engin
eer, and M. J. Kelly, representing the
Iron Workers' council, discussed rein
forced concrete and sheet steel as ma
terial for the second Bull Run conduit
last night at the meeting of the United
Kast Side Push Club, and were thanked
for the information. Mr. Grondahl spoke
for reinforced concrete and Mr. Kelly
for steel. The latter aiso contended that
the work should be done by Portland men
and Portland labor. After the discus
sion, by unanimous vote, the water com
mittee was asked to investigate the
merits of both concrete and steel. The
following resolution was then Indorsed
s adopted by the North Albina Push
To the Honorable Mayor and City Council
of the City of Portland We the property
Annerf of North Albina request your honor
able body to authorize A. I- Barbur. the
vlty Auditor, to veil immediately the bonds
for the second Bull Run conduit, and we
recommend that the bonda be sold In blocks,
an it will take at least three years to com
plete the project, we therefore request
your honorable body to take Immediate
action aa the city la growing so rapidly
that Inside of threa yeara the city will ba
greatly In need of more water.
H. M. GREEN, aecretary.
The above resolution will be sent to the
City Council today. There was discus
sion of the location of the Madison-street
bridge by A. Van Hoomlssen. J. N. Davis.
A. L. Keenan. William DeVeny. L. El
Rice, and advocates of both locations will
appear before the Council today.
JS CAUGHT BY SHERIFF
Stevens "abs Man Suspected of Be
ing Telephone Box Thief.
A man who gave his name as John
Bishop was arrested by Sheriff Stevens
and Deputy Sheriff Archie Leonard last
night on susplcfon of being the tele
phone box thug- who last Monday night
attacked Mrs. S. L. Epler. proprietor of
a rooming-house at 230H Front street.
The night In question Mrs. Epler was
awakened by a noise In the ball, and
rushing out found a man attempting
to extract the coins from the telephone
box. She grappled with him and re
ceived a blow In the face. The man
then ran down the stairs Just as room
ers, aroused by Mrs. Kplers screams,
went hastily to her assistance, and no
tified the police.
It Is believed that the prisoner has
made a practice of robbing telephone
boxes In all parts of the city. He was
lodged In the county Jail.
FREE LUMBER DEMANDED
Republicans as Well as Democrats
Heed Cry From Prairies.
riBEfSOMAS NEWS BUREAU. Wash'
of the tariff Is assured. Senators and
Representatives who will have a vole
In the next Congress are beginning to
atudv the present tariff, aa It affect
their respective states, and from tlm
to time views will be expressed as to
what should be done by way of re
Senator McCumber, of North Dakota.
Is early In the field with a demand for
the absolute removal of duty from
lumber, coal and iron. "The people of
the Northwest." said the Senator, "are
generally of the opinion that if th
American market could be opened to
Canadian lumber and coal, there would
be a material reduction in the price of
Senator McCumber announced that
he would vote and work to secure th
removal of the duty on lumber an
coal. As for the duty on lumber, h
thought that could be removed with
little difficulty; in fact, he said that the
American lumbermen. In his oplDion,
were about ready to concede that thl
duty should be removed.
The Importance of the remarks of
the North Dakota Senator arises from
the fact that his view of the lumber
tariff is probably the same as that held
by a majority of the Republicans I
both branches of Congress. It fore
shadows a very determined effort on
the part of non-lumber-producing
states to grant foreign lumber free
access to American markets, and par
tkcularly the lumber of Canada.
There Is some talk of entering into
reciprocal agreement with Canada as
regards lumber, coal and other prod
ucts desired in American markets.
ORDINANCES Li OVER
Liquor License Committee Fails to
Act Favorably on Any of
Anti-saloon legislation has received
setback from the members of the liquor
license committee of the City Council
Yesterday two ordinances of a drastic
nature, one aimed to keep women from
entering saloons and- the other fixing four
walls, one entrance, no chairs, lounges
or painted windows aa the proper thing
for a saloon, were laid over for two
weeks. Another measure, the terms of
which forbid brewers or others to hold
power of attorney In saloon licenses, was
recommended not to pass. Six saloon
keepers who had been fined in the Mu
nlcipal Court for various offenses, and
who were cited to appear and show cause
why their licenses should nofbe revoked.
were dismissed without penalty or their
cases were postponed.
In order to curb the control of the big
breweries over the saloon Interests. Coun
cilman Wills Introduced an ordinance
taking away from the breweries and
others the power of attorney In licenses
By this means the breweries are said to
have gained control over a large number
of the saloons. In return for financial fa
vors extended, and Councilman Wills de
clares that It Is time to put a stop to
this. Councilman Vaughn also favors
this ordinance, but Councilmen Cottel,
Drlscoll, Bennett and Rushlight, mem
bers of the committee, voted against it.
Mr. Cottel did not vote, being In the
chair. This measure was "killed In com
mittee and will scarcely be heard of again
it is thought.
During the discusssion about Council
man Wills' proposed ordinance to abolish
the many trappings with which saloons
are now fitted and putting into eneci
drastla regulations as to bare walls and
one entrance only. Councilman Drlscoll
asked Mrs. Loir G. Baldwin, chief of
the City Bureau for Protection of Women,
if there are any saloons in Portland that
have boxes and that are therefore vio
lating the law.
There are some, she replied.
Where are they?" demanded Mr. Drls
We are oreoarlng a list." replied Mrs.
Baldwin, "but I can tell you now that
he worst violators of the box law are
the Quelle and Louvre restaurants. The
louvre has a lot of boxes In the base
ment, which a lot-of people know nothing
The committee then took up the con
sideration of the saloonkeepers who had
been cited to appear. W. Teabo. of 254
Market street, charged with selling liquor
on Sunday, and A. Schiebe, of Front and
Jefferson streets, charged with selling
liquor to a young woman, were postponed
for two weeks. John A. Lee. formerly a
policeman, who operates a saloon at 74
Russell street, was charged with keeping
his establishment -open "after hours."
The case was dismissed, "with the warn
ing that if any other infraction of the
law Is found against him. the license will
A. M. Woodard. keeper of a saloon at
160 Grand avenue, changed with selling
liquor on Sunday, said he simply acted
as a good Samaritan, giving to a poor,
sick man a little liquor for medicinal
purposes. This touched Councilman Rush
light deeply and he moved that the case
be postponed, so that Mr. Woodward may
bring proof of his beneficence. J. M.
McDermott, of 274 Davis street, and A. M.
McPherson. of 35 North First street,
charged with "after hours" violation,
were very Indignant at the police for
catching them. Both admitted, however,
that they entered pleas of guilty in the
Municipal Court and were fined. Both
charges were dismissesd, as the members
of the committee said they felt that a fins
DINNER GIVEN TO SALESMEN
Local Firm Entertains Employes at
The management of the Dougherty
Flthian Shoe Company were hosts last
night at a banquet tendered their em
ployes in the private dining-room of the
Portland Hotel. The banquet table was
tastefully decorated for the occasion.
J. A. Dougherty, vice-president of the
firm, acted as toastmaster. Judge T. G.
Greene delivered the principal address,
dwelling upon the responsibility resting
with the traveling salesman to ascertain
the financial standing of the merchants
from whom he solicits orders, so that his
employers may be fully protected from
Brief addresses on matters pertaining
to the conduct of the business were de
livered by Messrs. Flthian, Dougherty
Those present were: W. O. Webster. M.
L. Hopper. C. Mettler. Paul De Haas. L.
C. Dougherty, F. O. Mille. D. A. Went
worth. Joseph McHargue. W. Richard.. J.
H. Augustine, Guy Chopin. Harry Russell,
Judge T. G. Greene, O. H. Flthian, J. A.
Dougherty and M. Woodruff.
Crossing Not Opposed.
HILLSBORO. Or., Sept. 8. Special.)
Contrary to rumor, the Pacific Railway
Navigation Company is not opposing
the crossing of their line by the Oregon
Electric. General Manager C. E. Lytle
"We are not at all opposed to the Ore
gon Electric crossing our line, but we
wish to be apprised of when they will lay
their steeL and have some agreement as
to rules and regulations for flags for the
r.iv nf oner&tiiur. The Oregon electric
officials have been notified that they can
make the proper arrangements with Chief
Sons Pay Off Debt to Father
Whose Second Marriage
ALL DIFFICULTIES SETTLED
Quarrel Which Arose Over Wedding
Is Amicably Patched Up by Pay
ment of Note Stolen in Wells
Far go Express Robbery.
SALEM. Or.. Sept. g. (Special.)
The guardianship proceedings brought
against Joseph Meyers,. the pioneer mer
chant, by his sons. Henry and Milton,
were Hlsmlssed today.
The Mevers bovs paid off their obliga
tion of over 150.000 to their father.
The loss of the Iron box containing
their notes has therefore become o
Amicable relations have been re
established among the members of the
Meyers family and. though a family re
union has not yet been held, tt is ex
pected that former relations will be re
aumed in a day or so.
This Is the culmination of one of the
most sensational family quarrels ever
forced upon public attention in Ore
gon. Because Joseph . Meyers, over 70
years of age, declared his intention
to wed Mrs. Zenalde Du Rette, his two
sons, who had succeeaea to me pro
prietorship of the dry goods store he
founded, had him arrested on a charge
While the Insanity proceedings were
pending. Meyers and Mrs. Du Rette
were married. Then guardianship pro
ceedings were filed for the purpose of
preventing Meyers from squandering
So enr3ged by these attacks upon
him by his sons, Meyers determined
to teach the boys a lesson, and sent to
Salem on August 20 for his safety de
posit box, which contained notes given
by his sons. Milton ana nenry, ror
amounts aggregating $50,000. His in
tention was to press payment of the
The box was sent by Wells Fargo
Express, with a stated valuation or
$10 on the box. After the box reached
Portland and before It had been de
livered to Mr. Meyers, who was then
staying there, the box was mysteri
ously stolen. But Meyers senior de
manded payment of the notes, which
payment the sons refused unless in
demnified against loss by the notes
turning up in the hands of Innocent
While the controversy was proceed
ing over the question of Indemnity, the
facts regarding the theft of the box
became public and this brought the
family quarrel to a climax. It is under
stood that Attorney Charles L. McNary,
who represents the sons, and Attorneys
D. J. Malarkey and S. T. Richardson,
who represents the father,- have been
working zealously to bring about a
reconciliation, and.- with the aid . of
friends of the family, have apparently
succeeded. It Is practically certain
that there will be no further litigation
and In all probability- the family will
resume the very cordial relations which
have usually existed.
Several years ago Henry W. Meyers
engaged in litigation with his father
and serious charges were made on both
sides. That difficulty was amicably
adjusted and the best of feeling exist
ed until differences arose over the pro
posed marriage of the old gentleman
to Mrs. Du Rette.
'They're pretty good boys, anyway.
if they do get off wrong once in a
while," remarked the father today after
settlement had been agreed upon.
Detectives Work on Robbery.
Detectives in the employ of the Wells-
Fargo Express Company, so far as
known, have not unearthed anything new
in the search for the thief or thieves
who looted the Union Depot express of
fice on the night of August 21 and stole
the strong box containing the valuable
papers -of Joseph Meyers. C. Cain, chief
of the Wells-Fargo secret " service, is
working on the case and was in Salem
esterday. He communicated with H.
Beckwlth. local manager for the com
pany, yesterday, but did not appear to
have unearthed any additional informa
tion. Word was received by Dan Malarkey,
attorney for Meyers, yesterday from Sa
lem that the guardianship proceedings
brought In Marion County by Meyers"
two oldest sons to have their father ad
Judged an incompetent and a guardian
appointed had been dropped. Locally
there were no new developments in the
internal strife In the Meyers family.
MONTANA TICKET NAMED
Democrats Choose Xorris for Gov
ernor, .Long for Congress.
ANACONDA. Mont.. Sept. 8. The Dem
ocratic state convention met here to
day and T. J. Walsh, of Helena, was
elected chairman. The session continued
Into the night and will probably not ad-
ourn till early morning.
Governor Edwin Norris was nominated
for Governor by acclamation. Thomas D.
Ixng, of Flathead, was nominated for
Congress. W. G. Conrad. Great Falls;
Thomas McTague, Deer Lodge, and Lewis
Penwell, Helena, were selected for Presi
dential electors. T. M. Swlndlehurst, of
Livingston, was named for Lieutenant
Governor. A platform was adopted. Including most
of the reforms set forth in the National
platform. Bryan and Kern were pledged
the support of the Montana Democracy.
Johnson, of Yellowstone County, was
nominated for Justice of the Supreme
Court. Charles Nevln, of Silver Bow. for
CONDON HAS TAFT CLUB
J. E. Hunt Elected President of New
CONDON. Or.. Sept. 8. (Special.) The
Taft Republican Club of Condon was
organized here last evening and the plans
re to wage a determined campaign for
the Republican nominees.
The following officers were chosen:
President. J. B. Hunt; vice-president. F.
T. Hurlburt; secretary. R. D. Parker;
secretary. George B. Dukek: executive
committee. Charles H. Williams, E.
Whelr and A. Meresse.
A political rally Is to be held at an
early date at which a prominent Re
publican from Portland will speak. -
Tomorrow (Thursday) positively last day
for discount on West Side gas bills. Don't
JJMltA read Oft XlB9. .
i'r& 'ISix it? Mil
HARRIMAN ASKS HARMONY
IASISTS THAT HE BELIEVES IX
FAIR DEALING. ,
Tells San Francisco Business Men
He Only Wants Fair Return for
Capital and Brainwork.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 8 E. H.
Harrlman, the railroad magnate and
financier, . who arrived here yesterday
from Portland, Or., was given an en
thusiastic reception at the Fairmont
Hotel this afternoon, which was attend
ed by 400 of the leading merchants,
bankers and business men of San Fran
cisco and Bay towns. After the recep
tion, Mr. Harrlman and his family left
for the East on his special train. He
said he wasJiurrying to New York in
order to be able to return to Cali
fornia to attend the trans-Mlssiselppl
Commercial Congress, which meets in
San Francisco October 6 to 10.
City Wants Union Depot.
Andrea Sbarboro, president of the
Italian-American Bank, and president
of the Manufacturers' and Producers'
Association of California, which ten
dered the reception to Mr. Harrlman,
presided. In his address of welcome, Mr.
Sbarboro assured the financier that San
Francisco had not forgotten his gener
osity and the promptness with which
he had come to the assistance of the
city at the time of the disaster in April,
1906. He hoped that Mr. Harrlman,
through his vast Interests in California,
would continue to be one of the great
factors In Its development, and added,
"and we ask that you do not forget
that we want a Union Depot a big
central station, like the Eastern cities
Lieutenant-Governor Warren R. Por
ter, representing Governor Glllett, also
made a brief address of welcome.
In responding, Mr. Harrlman ex
pressed his pleasure at being afforded
the opportunity to meet the business
men of San Francisco, and thanked
them for their evident good will and
desire to co-operate with him In every
thing pertaining to the future of the
city and state. He said:
Believes In Fair Dealing.
Tou are the producers: wa are the ear
rlera. Our Interests are and should be the
aame. Be frank with us. Let ua know
what your wants are and I can aaaura you
that nothing; will be turned down until it
haa received our consideration. I believe
in fair dealing and a fair return for capi
tal Invested and the thought, brain-work,
nervous energy and work that must be put
in large ' enterprises. We are entitled to
something for that. We are more than a
mere machine and just aa human as the
rest- of you are.
I have been iractleally out of the world
for several weeks, but I am glad to say
that the country la getting back to a less
hysterical and more common sense view
of looking at things. We all know what
we have had to contend with during the
past 18 months.
Do you ever think of the amount of nerv
ous force and energy that have to be put
into the work of large enterprises? I have
often thought whether it was really worth
while whether It would not be better to
settle down In comfortable company and
live In quiet and contentment. But there
Is something in man that makes him want
to go on. to finish what he haa started.
It is such' meetings aa thla that aem to
make it worth while to go ahead.
I e 1nn..1na. tnw K!.... V- ! . i .
Mr. Harrlman denied the reports "that
he had acquired three steamers from
the Oceanic line, or that he was nego
tiating for the purchase of the United
Railroads, the street railway system of
New Police Commissioner.
ASTORIA. Or.. Sept. cWSpecial.. At
eetlng of the City Council
i. S. Gordon was appointed
the regular m
this evenlna- 8. S. Gordon was appointed I
a member of the Police Commission to fill
the vacancy caused by the resignation of
T. F. Laurin
KING'S FRIEND IS THIEF
Denmark's Former Minister of Jus
tice Surrenders to Police.
COPENHAGEN. Sept. 8. M. Albert!,
who recently retired from the post of
Minister of Justice, surrendered to the
police, and confessed to a series of frauds
against the Bondestandens Sparkasse, a
savings bank of which he was president.
M. Albertl's confession had an adverse
effect on the stock exchange.
The affair has caused a great sensa
tion as It was entirely unexpected. M.
Albert! was an Intimate friend of the
King and very popular at court. Only
two days ago he dined at the palace,
sitting at the King's right hand.
The frauds exceed 12,500.000. which
the ex-minister lost In speculation in
stocks in the 'United States. The
Bondstandens Bank has stopped pay
ments, having been closed by order of
the authorities. M. Albertl was given
a brief examination tonight after which
he was sent back to prison.
Two Steamers Clea at Astoria.
ASTORIA, Or., Sept. SWSpeclal.) The
steamer St. Helens cleared at the Custom
House today with 3000 tons of grain loaded
at Portland for San Francisco and 135.000
We Are Prepared
With the greatest line of BOYS' and
CHILDREN'S WEARABLES that it has
ever been our pleasure to show.
Our JUVENILE CLOTHING is made
specially for us by the highest-grade
tailors in the trade with the same care
and attention to detail as our men's
clothing. This puts it in a CLASS by
itself. Being shown in our large, well
lighted SPECIAL department the only
one in the city makes it a comfort and a
pleasure for mothers to do their shopping
here while our prices are no higher
than the ordinary sorts sold elsewhere.
Price $3.95 to $15
feet of lumber, loaded at Rainier for Oak-
land. The steamer J. Marhoffer also
J cleared today.
She goes to San Francisco
rnt carries a. cargo of 720,000 feet of lum-
her. loaded at Llnnton, Rainier and;
GAS TOO HIGH, SAYS MAYOR
Sends Message to Salem Council,
Calling Attention to Fact.
SALEM, Or.. Sept. 8. Speclal.)
Mayor George F. Rodgers sprang a
surpirse on the Salem City Council to
night by presenting a special message
calling attention to the fact that resi
dents of Salem pay $2 a thousand for
gas. whereas the average rate in the
United States Is less than Jl a thou
sand. He asserted that the manager of the
gas plant promised lower rates when
new apparatus could be Installed, but
though the new plant has been in op
eration several months, the rate has
remained the same, while the quality
of the gas has deteriorated.
Upon his recommendation the Coun
cil ordered the appointment of a spe
cial committee to Investigate conditions
and report needed legislation.
Flour Advances at Tacoma.
TACOMA. Wash.. Sept. 8. (Spe
cial.) An advance of 35 cents a barrel
In flour was the notable change in the
market today. With the firm prices on
wheat the feeling has been quite gen-
eral for some time that Hour was due
to go up again. The recent drops har-
I Ing been caused, it is saia. oy a spun
I of price cutting which did not fairly
represent trade conditions.
It Is not generally known that Stanley,
the famous explorer, waa a waif and that
his original name was John Rowlands. He
was born near Denbigh. Wales. In 1S40.
Tomorrow (Thursday) positively last day
for discount rm West Side gas bills. Don't
fail to read Gas Tips.
Still selling the balance of the Pa
cific Coast Trunk & Bag Company's
bankrupt stock of Trunks, Suitcases
and Bags at a great sacrifice. See
display in window.
132 Sixth Street, Opposite Oregonian.