Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 11, 1908, Page 12, Image 12

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Sellwood Voters Well Support
ed in Move to Elect Re
publican Senator.
President t'ph"n GItcs1 Grounds Tp
on Which It Will Be Asked That
legislators Be Kelleved of
Statement Fledge.
Initial steps to defeat the election of
Governor Chamberlain as United States
Senator by the Legislature next Winter
have been taken by the Sellwood Re
publican Club. This organization has
appointed a committee that Is Instruct
ed to circulate petitions among the
voters relieving the Republican Legislators-elect
of Multnomah County, who
subscribed to statement "o. 1. from
discharging that obligation.- Before
many weeks elapse similar petltlona
will probably be circulated In various
other counties of the state from which
Republican members of the Legislature
were elected as statement men.
Hearty Support Is Given.
"In taking the Initiative In the fight
for a Republican Senator irom tnia
state, we are receiving much encour
agement." said Harry S. Upham. chair
man of the committee of the Sellwood
Club. In dlseussing the plans of the
organization yesterday. "We are con
vinced that a stilte which gave Taft
a plurality of nearly S5.000 does not
want a Democratic United States Sena
tor. Although V'e have scarcely be
gun our work we have assurances of
- general support among the voters and
they are not all" Republicans either.
Right in Sellwood there are Democrats
who propose to sign oi(r petition ab
solving Republican members of the
legislature from all obligation under
the statement pledge.
'These Democrats prefer to have a
Republican in the Senate to Governor
Chamberlain, whom they repudiate as
a non-partisan. They bear a feeling
of keen disappointment and displeasure
with the Governor because of his re
fusal to come to their aid In the recent
Presidential election and for the fur
ther reason that Ue has studiously
avoided announcing himself as a Dem
ocrat or posing as anything other than
non-partisan since he nrst became a
candidate for the Seil torshlp.
Position Taken by Club.
"We maintain that Republican mem
bers of the coming Legislature, re
gardless of the question of the consti
tutionality of the statement, cannot
live up to their oath of office and at
the same time support for Senator a
Democrat. This contention is alto
gether apart from the further objection
that a Senator elected under statement
pledges would not be according to the
Federal constitution and. being In con
flict therewith, would be Illegal. The
duties of Legislators In the election of
Senator are specifically prescribed In
the state and Federal constitutions.
The committee from the Sellwood
Club first consulted with prominent
constitutional lawyers in hopes that
some means might be presented by
which the constitutionality of the
statement and whether or not it is
binding could be tested In the courts
without further delay and before the
state Legislature convenes in January.
On this subject the committee was uni
formly advised that 'the only time the
state courts have Intervened and de
termined the legal status of the state
ment was prior to the June election.
At that time, or rather when the Sec
retary of State was preparing the balot,
a proceeding could have been brought
restraining that official from having
printed on the official ballot the de
signation of whether or not the various
candidates were statement men. to
gether with the text of that pledge.
Jn that event it would have been possi
ble to thrash the whole thing out in
the courts and determine its constitu
tionality. But the election having
.been held and the Legislature elected,
lawyers agree that" the courts now have
no jurisdiction over that body.
Refer to the Constitution.
The Sellwood Republicans are pro
ceeding on the theory that the course
of the Republican Legislator, who took
the statement pledge, should be gov
erned by an Interpretation of his oath
under the state constitution as It re
lates to the election of Senators as
prescribed In the Federal constitution.
Before entering on their duties as
members of the state Legislature, each
legislator-elect in this state Is required
to subscribe to the following oath:
"1 do solemnly swear (or affirm, as
the case may be that I will support
the constitution of the United States
and the constitution of the Jitate of
Oregon, and that I will faithfully dis
charge the duties of Senator (Or Rep
resentative, as the case may be ac
cording to the best of my ahillty."
Regarding the election of Senators
from the different states, the constitu
tion of the United States says:
"The Senate of the United States
hal be composed of two Senators from
each state, chosen by tlTa f-eKlslature
thereof, for six years; and each Senator ,
shall have one vote."
The members of the committee ap
pointed by the Sellwood Republican
Club to conduct the pro-Republican
Senator campaign are: Harry S. Up
ham. chairman; J. V. Campbell. Peter
Hume. J. K. Kertchem. W. M. La Force.
W. If. Golden. A. N. Wills. A. It. Rich
mond and Walter Adams. The club
will hold meetings every Thursday
night during the Winter and proposes
to make Its influence an Important fac
tor In securing for Oregon a Republi
can Senator at the hands of the State
legislature, which meets in January.
At Ixat Two Oregon Electors Hope
to Go East.
Who will carry Oregon's four votes for
Taft and Sherman to the Electoral Col
lege? At least two of the four electors would
appreciate the honor. R. R. Butler would
like to be the messenger and his friends
are urging that he Is entitled to the priv
ilege by reason of his effective three
weeks' campaigning for the Republican
ticket during the recent campaign. J. D.
Lee. of this city, another of the electors,
is an active aspirant for the place. Mr.
lee also did serviceable work for the
Republican ticket and toured Eastern
Oregon for Its nominees. The wishes of
State Senator F. J. Miller, of Albany, end
A. C Marsters. of Roseburg. the other
two electors, have not been learned.
The four successful electors are required
to assemble at Salem early In January
and select one of their number to deliver
the vote at the Electoral College, which
meets In ' Washington the second Monday
in January. Congress canvasses the vote
of the Electoral College on the second
Wednesday in February.
Vnlon Republican Club Meeting.
A call will be Issued today for a meet
ing of the Union Republican Club for
Friday night, when, it Is reported, reso
lutions will be adopted declaring for the
election of a Republican Senator at the
coming session of the legislature. Ar
rannmniitii also are being made for
meetings of the South Portland and the
President's Commission Will
Start West Soon.
lar resolutions will b presented for In-
Xo Buslnct.9 Transacted, but Mem
bers Meet for Social Greetings
and to Make Plans.
The Portland Merchants Eiange be
gan operations as a cash grain market
yesterday. The first session was held In
Its new quarters on the ground floor of
the Board of Trade building, and was
attended by almost every grain man In
the city.
Several months ago the Portland Board
of Trade established a grain department
at which there was trading In both cash
grains and futures. The Board of Trade
venture, however, proved to be a failure,
and the grain dealers, one by one, with
drew their support from It. The export
ers left It when it was decided to per
mit dealing In futures, and the others
dropped out for various reasons.
All are now united In the Merchants'
Exchange, and the Intention to make It
a successful grain market was plainly
evinced by the remarks of those present
While nearly all the sample tables pro
vided have heen engaged, there waa no
attempt made to do any business at the
opening session, the members meeting for
the purpose of exchanging greetings and
arranging for tne future.
In response to a vigorous demand for
a "speech." E. W. Wright, for the past
11 years manager of the Exchange, gave
a brief review or the work or tne ex
change since Its organisation in 1879.
Reading from the original articles of In
corporation of the Exchange, dated De
cember 6. 1879. he showed that its pur
pose was to "promote the Interests and
convenience of the mercantile community
of the State of Oregon and Washington
Territory." and to "acquire and preserve
and disseminate dally, for hire, to stock
holders and subscribers, valuable business
information and the latest and most reli
able market quotations and shipping In
telligence from the Important business
centers of the world." He stated that
while nearly 30 years had elapsed since
the policy of the Exchange had been thus
outlined, there had been no change In
the policy. He expressed a desire to
turn the organisation over to the grain
and shipping men at any time they were
dissatisfied with the manner In which it
was conducted, and announced his Inten
tion of adhering at all times to the sug
gestions of the people who had been sup
porting the Exchange since its organiza
tion. George Taylor, of Taylor. Toung Co..
followed in a brief speech urging the
members to make it a point to get to
gether at least once a day. as Is the cus
tom In all of the prominent seaports and
shipping centers of the world.-
There was some discussion ss to the
most convenient time of meeting, and It
was decided, by a vote, to hold the ses
sions In the future from 1:30 to 2 P. M.
Those present at the opening session
were: Peter Kerr. Thomas Kerr. W. J.
Burns. D. A. Pattullo. John Latta, J. W.
Oanong. C. E. Curry. Frank L. Shull,
Thomas MeKee. Robert Kennedy, Robert
J. Patterson. Edward L. Smith. M. H.
Houser. Julius Llppett. I. C. Sanford,
Frank Ford. R. P. Knight. Gay Lombard,
B. Stetler. J. H. Klosterman, J. C. Robin
son. B. E. McAvlnney and A. Berg, all
representing the grain trade; George
Taylor, of Taylor, Toung Co.; W. H.
Little. - manager of the Loop line of
steamers; W. A. Baker, manager of the
Oak-street dock; F. H. Fogatry. general
freight agent of the Northern Pacific; R.
B. Miller, general freight agent of the
Harrlman lines: H. M. Adams, trafflc
manager of the North Bank line; B. Cta,
of Mitsui Co.; F. Allen, of Hind. Rolph
Co.: Frank Woolsey. of the Frank
Woolsey Company, and John Reld, of
Frank Waterhouse Co.
Scores Injured When Balcony Falls
Daring Warring Factions' Fight.
VIENNA, Nov. 10. An encounter be
tween two warring factions of students
attending the University of Vienna re
sulted this morning in injury to about
100 of the young men. The cause or
the conflict is to be found in the smol
dering antagonism between the pan
German and the Jewish students. This
bitter feeling broke out today, and led
to a sanguinary encounter, which cul
minated in the collapse of a balcony in
the university and the precipitation of
many of the combatants to the floor
below. The Hebrew students body
turned up at the university at an early
hour, determined to keep the pan-Ger
mans out
Three hundred of the Hebrews block
aded one of the main staircases. Ap
prised of the situation, the pan-Ger
mans gathered In force and atormed
the staircase which leads to a balcony.
The fighting for a few moments was
fierce, but in the midst of it a portion
of the balcony collapsed and over 100
students crashed to the ground. Most
of them were injured, and some seriously.
Union and Southern Advance Sev
eral Points on Big Buying.
NEW YORK. Nov. 10. Enormous buy
ing of stocks of the Southern Pacific
and Union Pacific roads excited the stock
market today and pulled the general
range of prices up two points or more
from a depression Into which It had been
forced by heavy profit-taking sales.
Southern Pacific advanced six points
above last night's close to 118H. Union
Pacific went up 34 points to 181. Ru
mors of an Intention to Increase the divi
dend of the Southern Pacific to 7 per
cent tomorrow were circulated. There
were also reports tnat tsoutnern racuic
contemplated an Issue of $100,000,000 m
bonds to retire its 7 per cent preferred
After Southern Paclfle had touched 11"4
the weight of the sales to realise sent
price, downward aaln. A reaction of about
a toint In the active stock resulted. The
market steadied alexin before the closing
and a mora .van tone resulted.
Kaiser Fooled Newspapers.
BERLIN. Nov. 10. It was 'erroneously
reported here today that Emperor Will
iam had made a successful ascension In
the Zeppelin alrahlp this afternoon, and
the evening editions of the local papers
carried detailed descrlptiona of the re
sortad flight of His jiajeaty.
Professor Bailer, of Cornell, With
Other Eminent Educators, Will
Reach Portland December 1.
Will Cover Vast Stretch.
ington. Nov. 10. The President's Com
mission on Country Life will, within
a few days, start on a tour of the
country for the express purpose of
gathering first-hand data bearing
upon the conditions which prevail In
the rural districts. In order that it
may intelligently begin the study of
the subject and formulate practical
recommendations in conformity with
the wish of Mr. Roosevelt. The com
mlsion will start In the South, cross
the continent, and after a stop at San
Francisco, go north to Portland, ar
riving about December 1. thence to
Spokane. Salt Lake City, f ort tjomns,
Colo., and back across the northern
tier of states.
Try to Improve Conditions.
In each or the cities where they stop
the commissioners expect to confer
with representative cltlsens Interested
in improving conditions among farm
ers; they will Invite conferences with
farmers themselves, with officials of
state agricultural colleges, with rep
resentative citizens of all walks of
life who are familiar with country life
and every opportunity will be seised
upon to gather data that "will be of
practical value in the solution of the
problem laid before the commission by
the President.
The commission will be headed by
Professor L. H. Bailey, of Cornell Uni
versity. The other members who will
make thla trip are Henry Wallace, of
Iowa; K. L. Butterfleld and W. H.
Fage, of New York City. Gifford
Plnchot, National Forester, though a
member of the commission, will be
unable to make the trip as his work
on the National Conservation Com
mission will detain him in Washing
ton. The party will be accompanied
by C J. Blanchard, statistician of the
Reclamation Service, through whom
local arrangements are being per
fected. Xo Long, Set Speeches.
In a letter discussing the coming
trip. Professor Bailey said:
"This commission Is not appointed to
Investigate the farm or to inquire
into technical agricultural processes.
Its function Is to give attention to
the larger economic, social and sani
tary questions of the open country. To
this end, the commission would like to
hear the opinions of representative
farmers, teachers, business men, min
isters, physicians and others who live
In the open country, or who have di
rect relations with it. So far as possi
ble we should like to meet accredited
delegates from granges, farmers' clubs,
and similar organizations, as well as
farmers and others who come on their
own responsibility."
Professor Bailey explains that ow
ing to the shortness of time, the com
mission will spend but one day In each
large city visited, but will devote the
entire time to discussion with persons
competent to talk upon the subject of
proposed Improvement of the home and
social condition of the American farm
er. These meetings will not be char
acterized by ' long;, set. speeches, but
rather by Informal discussion; the
commission itself Is going out to lis
ten and learn and not to instruct or
Idne From South Bend Will Tap
Fine Body or Timber Means
Work for Many Men.
60UTH BEND, Wash., Nov. 10. (Spe
cial.) Almost immediately following the
election the directors of the Pacific &
Eastern Railroad announced that con
struction work on that road would be
resumed about January 1. The P. & E.
Is, thus far, a local concern, having been
promoted, and financed by the following
mill companies: Wlllapa Lumber Com
pany. Siler Mill Company and Clerln
Hamllton Lumber Company, of Raymond,
and the Columbia Box. & Lumber Com
pany, of this place.
The road Is standard gauge with Its
western terminus on tidewater on the
Wlllapa River, about one mile above the
village of Wlllapa and about seven miles
above this city. It follows the bank of
the Wlllapa about one mile up to the
mouth of Mill Creek. Here It branches
off to the northeast and runs three miles
up the Mill Creek Valley, and here con
struction work was abandoned a little
more than a year ago.
About one mile more will bring the
road to a large body of as fine timber
as can be found on the Pacific Coast- Its
eastern terminus has not yet been named
and promoters of the road declare that
no thought has been 'given that subject.
The road will, of course, be continued on
through this body of timber and probably
to another on, and, as it Is In line with
an excellent pass through the hills. It
may eventually be taken in by some of
the transcontinental roads that are head
ing for this harbor.
Construction work on this road will
mean the employment of hundreds of
men and, when completed to the timber,
hundreds of men will be required to fur
nish logs for the four big lumber com
panies above mentioned, which, com
bined, cut fully 600.000 feet of lumber
per day.
The announcement that work would
be at once begun on this road and that
It will be in operation early to the coming
season, has done more to restore con
fidence and promote business In all lines,
in this part of the country, than almost
anything else that could have occurred.
It will provide profitable employment for
every Idle man In Pacific County and
many more besides.
Father and Son Plead- Guilty and
Are Fined $200 Each.
ORBGOX CTTT. Or., Nov. 10. (Special.)
August Erickson and his son, Arthur
Erickson, this afternoon pleaded guilty
to a charge of selling liquor without a
license at Clackamas Tavern, and Judge
This is the month for
good dressing.
Our .store is head
quarters for good taste.
Fine feathers make
the -world go round.
Here are styles that
were designed for young
men and men who feel
young. The colors are
young, and so are the
models. -.$15.00.
166-170 Third Street.
McBrlde imposed a sentence of $200 on
each of them. This Is the minimum sen
tence. Erickson was Indicted on four
counts and his son on two. They pleaded
guilty to the charge of selling liquor to
John Douthit on July 1 last.
Senator Piles Will Name Successor,
Conditions In Seattle Office
in Bad Muddle.
ington, Nov. 10. George M. Stewart,
Postmaster at Seattle, was today re
moved from' office "for soliciting cam
paign contributions, among employes of
his office."
Information as to when this offense
was committed, from whom funds were
solicited. In what campaign funds were
solicited, and in fact all pertinent de
tails, are suppressed by the Postofflce
Department and by the Civil Sen-ice
Commission, on whose complaint Stewart
was dismissed.
Stewart's successor will be selected by
Senator Piles, but it is probable no ap
pointment will be made until Congress
convenes. Stewart was last reappointed
on the recommendation of Representative
Humphrey, and over the protest of Piles,
then newly elected but not sworn.
Conduct Forces Oregon City Coun
cil to Repeal His Saloon License.
OREGON CITY, Nov. 10. (Special.)
Goaded into desperation by the continued
disturbing of the peace by John Goura,
proprietor of the Wllhelm Tell saloon,
the City Council, at noon today, held a
special session and summarily revok'i
Clothing Needed?
If so, read what follows:
J. U. Bowman & Co., who have rim the only wholesale cloth
ing house in Portland for several years past, have quit and gone
entirely out of the wholesale business.
The balance of their wholesale 'stock of Men's and Boys'
Clothing-J-$20,000.00 worth has been turned over to me for
quick disposal.
The Clothing is first-class in materials, fit and tailoring, but
the styles are not up to date, being those of last year. So don't
come expecting to find fancy flaps, cuff pants and the like.
But to the man who will be content to wear clothes a little
out of style will be given an opportunity to buT substantial and
serviceable clothing at about the cost of the cloth at the mill.
In order to do business cheaply, I have taken a room in the
center of the wholesale district, at the corner of Oak and Front
streets. The prices asked are so low that everything is almost
sure to be sold in thirty days. I therefore advise you to come
early if you would have best selection. A few of the many bar
gains are :
Men's Odd Coats worth up to $6.00 at $1.00
Men's Odd Vests worth up to $3.50 at 50c
Men's All-Wool and Worsted Suits worth to $15 at $5
Men's Through and Through Worsted Suits
worth to $20 at $8.50
Men's Extra Fine Silk Mixed Worsted Suits
, worth to $25 at $10.00
Boys' Knee Pants, cost wholesale 50c, 75c at pr 25c
Men's Pants worth to $2.50 at pair $1.00
John Fellermann
Location of Sale Corner Front and Oak
Look for the Big Signs
Sale Begins This Morning at 9 o'Clock
Gouras license, which had six weeks to
run. During the Council meeting. Goura
languished In a cell at the city jail and
later paid a fine of 20 for being drunk
and disorderly.
Last night, about midnight, while in an
intoxicated condition, he staggered up
the stairs to a lodging-house above his
saloon and insulted the wife of his bar
keeper, Isam Hutchinson. The latter
promptly kicked him into the street and
gave him the beating he deserved.
George Joggl Seeks $20,450 for In
juries In Paper Mill.
OREGON CITY, Or., Xov. 10. (Special.)
The damage suit of George Joggt
against the Willamette Pulp & Paper
Company for J20.4S0 is still on trial, hav
ing commenced last Friday afternoon.
The plaintiff has not yet rested his case,
but will probably conclude his testimony
sometime tomorrow, when it Is expected
the company's attorneys will move for
a nonsuit.
If this is denied, the case will run well
Into the last of the week and may cause
the postponement of several criminal
cases. The suit Is being stubbornly
fought step by step. Joggi'a limb was in
jured while he was working in the mill
and he has been a cripple ever since.
JWrKlnley Carried New York In 1806.
SOUTH BEND. Wash., Nov. 9. To the
Editor.) Please Inform me if any Repub
lican President, except Mr. Taft, carried
Greater New York or city in any election.
A friend of mine stated that Mr. Mc
Klnley carried the city against Mr.
Bryan. A. W. DODWELL.
McKinley carried New York City (Man
hattan) in 1896 over Bryan by 20.935. There
was then no Greater New ' York.
YVhy the Vote 'Waa Divided.
PORTLAND. Nov. 10. (To the Editor.)
Would you kindly state how and accord
ing to what legal provision or provisions
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the last Presidential election?
Eight Republican Presidential electors
were candidates against eight electors
for each of the other parties. There were
eight to be elected. Of these, six Demo
crats and two Republicans received the
highest vote and were successful.
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