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Legislature Flooded With Pro
tests Against Passage of
HARD FIGHT BEING MADE
I'art That Appropriation Ts Carried
hy Bill Caused It to Be Sent to
House, 'Where Fight Is On, '
It Being Led by Jaeger.
STATS CAPITOL. Salem. Feb. . (Spe
cial.) Vigorous opposition from the lead
ing business and manufacturing Interests
of Portland has developed to Representa
tive Bean's Insurance bill, better known
as the Clemens bill, to the extent that
the probability of Its passage in Its pres
ent form Is slight.
Particular exception Is taken to that
provision of the bill -which reduces from
J.VI.00O to C5.000 the deposit required of all
foreign fire Insurance companies before
they can engage in business. The mea
sure has been reported favorably by the
Insurance committee, of which Clemens
is chairman. Since It carries an appro
priation, the bill has been sent to the
House committee on ways ana means.
Jaeger Leads Fight.
Tn the House, Representative Jaeger, of
the Multnomah County delegation. Is di
recting the fight against the bill. Dur
ing the day he received a large number
of telegrams from representatives of large
property interests In Portland, urging
him to continue his activity against the
hill and defeat It If possible. These tele
grams uniformly protest against any
change In the present law requiring a de
posit of $50,000. It is also denied by the
authors of these messages that It is Im
possible for them to obtain all of the In
surance they desire from companies op
erating In the state and complying with
the conditions of the present law.
Committee Amends Bill.
Pome slight amendments were made to
the bill hy the Insurance committee. The
js alary of the Insurance Commissioner was
fixed at J.1000 and the limit of insurance
that may be carried by companies in any
one block was removed. The committee
a too Inserted a clause requiring the pub
lication of reports by the various com
panies operating In the state. The emer
gency clause was stricken from the bill.
Before any foreign company can engage
in business in the state, following the pas
sage of the bill. It must first file with the
Insurance Commissioner a certificate
from the Insurance Department of New
York, certifying as to Its financial con
dition. Mr. Clemens, In support of the
bill, insists that such a certificate In
itself should be a sufficient guaranty of
the Insurance company and contends that
the interests of the general publlo are
certainly protected adequately by the ad
ditional requirement of a corporate surety
What Objectors Say.
Defeat of the Bean or Clemens bill
Is urged by the Honeyman Hardware
Company, which by Its president, T.
D. Honeyman, today. wired Mr. Jaeger
"The experience of buyers of fire In
surance in Washington with many
companies In the hands of receivers,
and the loss of hundreds of thousands
of dollars of unearned premiums and
losses, should be the strongest argu
ment for the maintenance of the pres
ent statute requiring a deposit of $50.
000. We have no trouble in securing
insurance In admitted companies."
The following message came from the
North Pacific Lumber Company, by Its
president. Donald Mackay:
"We have no trouble in securing all
the fire insurance we need In companies
with deposits in Oregon, and hope this
session will pass no law amending or
annulling the present deposit law. The
recent failure of several companies do
ing business In Washington should
serve as an object lesson."
This from K. Quackenbush. a Port
"Understand many property-owners
claim they are unable to secure suffic
ient insurance protection. Our office
open for additional insurance on
Flelschner. Mayer Company. Eastern &
Western Lumber Company. Meier &
Frank and others. Suggest property
owners see all Portland agents repre
senting companies authorized to trans
act business In Oregon and am satis
fied desired Insurance can be procured.
Shorter messages condemnatory of
the pending bill have been received by
Mr. Jaeger as follows:
"New insurance bill bad measure.
Hope it may be defeated. Buffum &
"Insurance bill should be defeated.
Does not help the situation. Olds.
Wortman & King."
"Insurance bill a joker. Gives no
relief. Should be killed. Samuel Ro
senblatt & Company."
"Proposed Insurance law does not
cure evils. Should not pass. Wood
ard. Clarke & Company."
"Vote against insurance bill. $50,
ftOO deposit excellent protection. John
Deere Plow Company."
"Wish to protest against passage or
Insurance bill. R- M. Wade & Com
pany." We trust you will work against new
insurance bill. Believe It pernicious.
Lowengart & Company."
Among the firms and people tele
graphing Mr. Jaeger to oppose the
pending Insurance b,ill are: Portland
Flouring Mills Company. Honeyman
Hardware Company. North Pacific Lum
ber Company, Buffum & Pendleton,
Samuel Rosenblatt & Company, Olds.
Wortman & King. Woodard. Clarke &
Company. M. Baruh. of Wadhams &
' Company: John Deere Plow Company,
J. C. Mann, Morris, Baker & Company,
Neustadter Bros., Acme Mills Company,
R. M. Wade & Company, George Cad-
well, Tauoenneimer oenmeer. v. i.
C. Sllva. representing Chamber of Com
merce building: Lowengart & Company,
and Fithlan Shoe Company.
. GRACE IV HOUSE IS BRIEF
Holds Up "More" Bills, but Quickly
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Feb. 8.
(Special.) The House this morning re
solved to make Thursday night the time
for considering ail bills providing In
creased salaries, and before the noon ad
journment rescinded Its action. The ex
cuse given for abandoning the Thursday
night meeting was that these bills prop
erly should be taken up in their order
as they pass through the different stages
of legislative procedure.
For the fifth time. Mahone's bill In
creasing the salaries of the clerks In the
Portland Justice Court was referred to a
committee this afternoon. The bill came
up for passage, but was objected to by
Rusk and other Representatives from the
smaller counties, for the reason that it
established a dangerous precedent In that
It extended the terms of the Justices from
two to four years. After considerable
wrangling, theh bill was referred back
to the Multnomah County delegation,
from which it was reported favorably
only last Friday.
The Governor today vetoed two sal
ary bills, as follows:
S. B. 32, by Hart To Increase the sal
ary of the Circuit Judge of Baker
County to $4000, and S. B. 19. by Chase,
to raise the salary of the Clerk of Coos
County. The vetoes were not reached
by the Senate and no action thereon has
Senator Bailey's Senate bill 153, to re
quire County Auditors' fee book to be
bound book, was defeated by the Senate
today by a vote of 14 ayes to 7 noes,
15 ayes being necessary to pass a bill.
Tax Exemption Favored.
In the House this morning the com
mittee on assessment and taxation re
turned a favorable report on Representa
tive Hughes' bill providing for a tax ex
emption of $500.
Resolutions were today read In the
House from the Oak Grove Improvement
Association, in which that organization
Indorses Senator Albee's bill placing
streetcar corporations under the Jurisdic
tion of the Railroad Commission and pro
tests against the favorable consideration
of any legislation that would cripple the
Railroad Commission In Its work.
An invitation from President P. L.
Campbell for the members of the Legis
lature to visit the State University next
Saturday. "Commonwealth day." was ac
cepted this morning on the part of the
House. The details of the excursion wlU
be arranged later in the week.
Mining Bills Fall.
Representative Muney has not been
very successful in having enacted bills
relating to the mining Industry of the
state. Two more such bills. Introduced
by himself, were killed by indsfinite post
ponement in the House this morning. One
reduced to $10 the fee that should be
charged mining companies for filing ar
ticles of Incorporation with the Secretary
of State, and exempted all such corpora
tions from the payment of other assess
ments to the state. The other measure
provided for the appointment of a state
mining examiner at a per diem of $8 and
When Representative Bean's bill pro
viding that the State Printer be put on
a flat salary reappears in the House
it will have been so amended as to
provide for the election of that officer
and fix his salary at $4000 per annum.
The flat salary programme, however, is
not to go into effect until the close of
State Printer Duniway's term. January,
1911. The office will continue an elec
tive one and the term will remain four
years, the same as other state officers.
These were the material respects in
which the bill was amended tonight, by
a joint committee consisting of the
House standing committees on Judi
ciary, revision of laws and printing.
The bill probably will be reported back
to the House tomorrow.
TEX BIILS PASS EV HOUSE
Action Taken on Large Number of
' Measures Yesterday.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Feb. 8.
(Special.) The following bills passed
the House today:
H B 172. DonMs Authorizing County
School Superintendents to make partial ap
portionments of school moneys.
H B. 195. Hughes Requiring that all
baking powders be labeled as to their true
Ingredient BuBkAothorl7.,nK Wallowa
County to sell certain property.
H B 11. Umatilla and Morrow County
delegations Appropriating J3000 per an
num for an agricultural experiment eta-
"H B 1H. Hrnicr Increasing salary of
Assessor of Curry County from $400 to
$600 per annum. . .
H B 31. Buchanan Appropriating
$15,000 for codifying the statutes of the
" B 157. Irrigation Committee Creat
ing board of control for administration
of state's water supply.
H B 171 Carter Authorizing main
tenance ' of private flsh hatcheries.
H B 2S3. Committee on Commeret
Giving Railroad Commission Jurisdiction
over complaints of aliened discrimination.
H B 216; Carter Facilitating service
of notice on orchardlsts to renovate or
chards. These Bills Fall.
The following bills failed to pass the
H B 1B9. Muncv Reducing to $10 the
fee charged of mining companies for filing
articles of Incorporation.
H B 161. Muney Creating office or
State Mining Examiner at a per diem of
$S and expenses.
Two Bills Burled.
Bills were Indefinitely postponed
in the House today as follows:
H B. 126. Muney Amending law as to
estates In dower and curtesy
H B 47. McCiw Permitting banks to
be capitalised for more than their paid-up
New Bills Introduced.
New bills were Introduced In the House
today as follows:
H B. 318. Beats Providing for enforce
ment of Judgments of surety companies
organized under the laws of another state.
H B. Sl. Heals Regulating and licens
ing the sale of Intoxicating liquors.
11 B. 320, Beals Requiring payment to
state of an annual license fee of 5 by all
billiard and pool rooms. .
H B 3-1. McKlnney (request H. W.
Lytle) Regulating the practice of veter
H B 322. Jaeger (request Arthur Lang
,uth) Enabling minority stockholders to
gain representation in the election of of-
0H B. 323. Bean Regulating fishing in
the Sluslaw River.
DOORKEEPER REFUSES AD
MITTANCE TO SPEAKER.
Floor -Ofricer Obeys Orders to letter
and Shuts Out Even Men
Permitted to Enter.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Feb. 8.
(Special.) At Its evening session to
night the Senate enjoyed an exhibition
by a doorkeeper who had nerve enough
to obey instructions, and he did It, even
to the extent of forbidding Speaker He
Arthur admission to the. Senate cham
ber. Because the Senate was the only
branch in session tonight, the lobbby
a nnnn filler! and Serz-eant-at-Arms
) Dufur told Doorkeeper George A. Wag-
RED-HOT TALK IS
Heated Debate Between Re
formers and Opponents of
Sunday Rest Law.
GEORGE BAKER IN THICKEST
Defends Sunday Theaters Against
Attack by Quackenbush -Her.
Mr. Martin, of Adventists,
Opposes the Law.
STATK CAPITOL, Salem, Feb. 8. (Spe
cial.) Brisk enough for boxing gloves
was the clash today before the Senate
Judiciary committee between a large del
egation of Portland reformers and
spokesmen of Sunday theaters and stores
of that city over Senator Abraham's bill
to put the ban on Sunday amusements
and traffic where money Is paid, on
Monday morning newspapers and on
For three solid hours the debaters kept
at ' It, even through the dinner hour,
.....it "r-Vk until nnlv twn members of
the committee. Chairman Hart and
The reformers made little progress be
fore the committee, since the report will
be adverse and will pnobably be unani
mous. The members are Hart, Parrlsh,
Chase, Slnnott and Hedges.
Baker Stands Cp for Theaters.
Opposed to the Sunday ban were
George I. Baker and John F. Logan,
representing theatrical and business in
terests, and Rev. Mr. Martin, represent
ing Seventh Day Adventists. Champions
of the bill were F. McKercher, T. S.
McDaniel. Dr. Kimball, W. H. Scllick,
Dr. Benjamin Young and Dr. Comer.
In support of the bill its advocates
declared that they wanted it passed, not
for theological reasons, but for economic
benefits of one rest day out of seven.
Quackenbush went further to ' say that
the main object was to shut up theaters
and stop baseball games on Sunday. He
declared theaters to be allied with sa
loons and disreputable houses for en
pnarement of virtue and promotion of
vice among the young. He admitted
that he did not attend theaters, but In
sisted that he knew their drift toward
excessive vice and against the virtuous
efforts of family life. Dr. Young In
sisted that there was a vast difference
between union of church and state,
which his following did not want, and
union of Sabbath and state, which it
was trying to obtain In the Abraham
Sunday Plays for Laborers.
On the other side it was contended that
Sunday amusements were run for work
ing persons who can attend them only on
that day; that they do not prevent
church-going, that there was no relation
ship between theaters and liquor and that
the bill . would Interfere with Individual
freedom to no good purpose. Rev. Mr.
Martin, of the Adventists, said enactment
of the bill would be a step In direction
of forcing observance on Sunday as the
Sabbath by civil law which he declared
pagan. He quoted yards of scripture,
even outdoing the Sunday Sabbatarians
In Holy Writ. He declared the Christian
world reached its lowest stage when it
used civil law to enforce its tenets.
Rev. Mr. Martin and Logan used Jesus,
Constantlne, Roger Williams, Mather,
New England Puritan stocks. Thumb
screw, fires of Salem and other historic
allusions to the displeasure of the reform
Baker Corrects Quackenbnsh.
Dr. Young declared that when "You
break down the Christian Sabbath, the
Nation will be fraught with peril."
Quackenbush declared that Mayor Mc
Clennan closed moving picture shows In
New York because they are wreckers of
youth, but Baker declared that -the
establishments were closed for violation
of the fire laws and they are now all
running. Others In the reform delegation
were: Reverends William H. Foulkes,
Henry Marcotte, E. M. Sharpe, A. J.
Montgomery, J. R. Knodell, H. H. Pratt,
J. A. McVeigh, H. B. King, James
McClure. Albert Brlx, W. R. Hoover,
Henry Hoeck, E. G. Johnson, L. E. Kerr,
Charles H. Gaylord, I. B. Rhodes, M. C.
Reed, W. Beneftel, D. Mulr and I. M.
Slow AVork With Road Bill.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Feb. 8. (Spe
cial.) The Senate spent two hours dis
cussing the Johnson road bill this after
noon, but made little progress and re
ferred the bill to a special committee
composed of Senators Norton, Johnson,
Selling, Hedges and Oliver with leave to
report at any time. The Senate took a
test vote on the bill under a motion to
strike out the enacting clause, and this
Indicated a strong majority In favor of
the bill, but there were so many In
stances in which the' language was not
clear or the details were not satisfactory
that the bill was referred for further
ernncr tn rinse the doors. Waggoner,
who is a man of 70 years and well
known as the author of the book,
"Stories of Old Oregon." carried out or
ders to the letter.
Representatives have special privi
leges In the Senate, and when Repre
sentative McDonald came to the door he
pulled it open to enter, as usual. Wag
goner told him the door was closed, but
McDonald tried to press in, whereupon
Waggoner lunged against the young
Representative with his whole weight
and pushed him back. Then up walked
"Can't come In." said Waggoner.
"But I'm a member of the House,"
"I don't care If you're Speaker of the
House, you can't come In," rejoined the
"Well. I am Speaker of the House,
"Can't come in." persisted Waggoner,
and McArthur stayed out.
One great trouble In the Legislature
has been to find doorkeepers who would
enforce the rules, but there Is no trou
ble In that respect in the Senate at this
Ban on School Fraternities.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Feb." 8. (Spe
cial.) The Senate this evening passed
Colo's anti-school fraternity bill by a
vote of 17 to 12. The bill was briefly
discussed. Cole, Selling, Abraham and
Nottingham supporting the measure and
Hedges, Albee and Bailey opposing it.
The bill prohibits secret societies in all
public schools in the state except the
State University and the Agricultural
MADDENS MUCH DIVORCED
Turfman Gets One to Match That
tlon with alleged libelous publications re
garding the Panama Canal purchase.
Mr. Cromwell was under examination
during the entire three hours.
Deputy Attorney-General Oliver H.
Fagin, of Washington, D. C, who has
drawn many of the notable Federal In
dictments, arrived here today and was
In conference with District Attorney
Stlmson. He came from Oklahoma, where
he drew the Indictment, in the Haskell
When District Attorney Jerome was
asked today If he had dropped the Pan
ama Investigation, he said:
"The prosecution in the state courts
must take precedence over that in the
Federal courts to get results. A prose
cution of the same person In the Federal
Courts would be a bar to the prosecu
tion In the state courts.
"I am not going to enter Into any speed
contest to get the Indictment in this case,
and until I hear from the Attorney-General
that I am to have the precedence in
this, prosecution, I shall take no steps.".
LINEAGE JMS NOUGHT
SPAVTSH GIRL CHARGED WITH
Held for Theft, Investigation of Plot
to Abduct Oirla Is Being
Made by Police.
Laying claim to the high-sounding
name of Isabella Martinez, and lineage
from an ancient family of Spain, a
dark-haired daughter of Castille fell
Into the clutches ' of the police last
night and Is now the occupant of a
cell In the city prison under Matron
Simmons' care. When arrested she
gave to the desk officer the name of
Pearl Wallace, but to other officers
she related what she said was a par
tial history of her life.
p kaiiiuiia.uiy anil ' v i aim n 1111 n .tuui .
ber of gems gleaming on her fingers,
tne woman was iaKen into custody
by Sergeants Goltas and Kay as she
ontoroil a flnu-ntnu'Tl n nftHm ent-hOUSft.
She Is being held pending an Investi
gation Dy ine police or tne men ui
a diamond pin with which she Is
Another and perhaps more serious
charge that Is being Investigated In
volves her In a plot with confederates
to induce a number of girls and young
women of Portland to go to Boise,
Idaho, and other points. The young
women were to be Induced to make
the trip, according to the police, by
promises of lucrative employment. In
reality, as designed by the plan the
police are investigating, they were to
have become the slaves of the Spanish
woman and her confederates.
A woman asserting she was a rela
tive of one of the young women who
had agreed to make the trip related the
details of the plot to the police. She
hoped, she. said, by the exposure and
frustration of the scheme to prevent
the departure of her cousin. She
pleaded so earnestly and with such ap
parent sincerity that she was permit
ted to go on her promise to appear in
the Municipal Court against the Span
ish woman at the proper time.
Tom Eastman, a bartender in a sa
loon at Fourth and Everett streets. Is
said to have charged the woman with
stealing his diamond pin.
THREATS OF REFERENDUM
East Side Making Determined Fight
A delegation of East Side business
men, under the leadership of President
C. A. Bigelow, of the East Side Business
Men's Club, will leave Portland Wednes
day morning for Salem, taking with
them two bills relating to the rebuilding
of the -County Courthounp.
These bills oppose the Reconstruction of
the building on the present site and are
the initial guns In the fight the East
Side push clubs are making to have the
Courthouse remiut on me nasi niue.
They are indorsed by all the push clubs
"and will be presented to the Multnomah
delegation. In case one of the bills fails
to pass, it is said the referendum will
be Invoked In an attempt to stop the
use of the present site for a new build
ing. . .
MATE WEALTHY AT LAST
English Sailorman Will Finish Time
and Then Wed Sweetheart.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 8. From third
mate of an English ship, beating about
the world in search of cargo, to a man
of comprehensive wealth is a long step,
but It Is sometimes accomplished In a
single day, as in the case of Frank P.
Perry, of the British ship Marlborough
Hill, which arrived today from Rotter
dam. Perry received a letter from his
English home announcing the death of
his father, arid the fact that he had in
herited $15,000 from the estate.'
The young sailor, who has climbed to
his present position from an apprentice
boy's berth, will stick to his ship until
his time expires in May and then return
to England to wed a girl who has been
waiting for him for two years In his
home town Acton, near London.
Mother Smothers Babe.
PENDLETON. Or.. Feb. 8. Clasped
tightly In its sleeping mother's arms and
pressed to her breast, the 3-weeks-old
baby of Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Krause,
of near Nolin, was accidentally smoth
ered to death by its mother Friday night.
Mrs. Krause has been frantic with grief
since awakening Saturday morning to
find her baby dead In her arms.
Chicago. Attempted bribery of represent
atives of organized labor will be made a
crime In Illinois, as It is In New York. If a
bill Introduced In the Chicago Federation of
j,.hftp bH"ome a law.
Special Sale f
Goldeo Oak Dressers
Nine patterns selected from our line and priced con
siderably less than regular with the intention of re
ducing stocK. of each attractive dresser styles that
display the variety; that enables a pleasing selection
tobe made of a bedroom piece in .the, medium or less
I expensive grade. Sale ends tomorrow. See Seventh
Street window display.
Pattern No. 805 A plain Dresser with
Ronare bevel-plate mirror. Regular price
$13.25. Special -
Pattern No. 24 Combination Dresser and
Commode, with bevel-plate mirror. Regu-
lar price $21.00. Special
Pattern No. 34? Large Dresser, has
large bevel-plate mirror. Two top drawers
in quarter-sawed golden oak; regular price
$19.00; special $14.. o
Pattern No. 255-Large Dresser, with
fancy drawer fronts, Urge oval-shaped
bevel-plate mirror. Regular price S23-50 50
.i t- oco.1.. T.o-row Dresser, in craar-
ter-sawed golden oak; regular price $U.UU,
Pattern No. 282 2 Large Dresser in 'quar
tered golden oak; has large oblong-shaped
bevel-plate mirror. Reg. $26.50; special. .$18.25
Pattern No. 12 A plain Dresser in select
ed quarter-sawed golden oak, dull finish,
dull brass trimmings ; large mirror of heavy
bevel plate. Regular $39.50. Special $24.75
Pattern No. 21 Dresser in selected quarter-sawed
golden oak, dull finish; plain
drawer fronts, with old brass trimmings;
large bevel-plate mirror. Regular price
$52.00. Special $28.25
Pattern No. 22- Large Dresser in finely
matched quarter-sawed golden oak; plain
drawer fronts; also have old brass trim
mings; full width mirror of heavy bevel
plate. Regular price $55.00. Special $29.75
TO EQUALIZE TUXES
State Commission Proposed in
Amendment to Bean Bill,
BOARD WILL HEAR REPORTS
Summaries of County Assessments
to Be Gone Over and Examined
to Basis or 'laxauoni in.
Several Counties ot State.
STATE CAPITOI Salem, Or., Feb. 8.
(Special.)-Only one material amendment
has thus far been Teoommended by the
joint' commitee on assessment and taxa
tion, which have under consideration Rep
resentative Bean's bill which provides
. . . . i .1 r rpa-r rmmissloners.
ror a oiaw "w""1 ' " ... .
That amendment consists of an additional
section conferring on the members ot the
board the power and authority to equal
ize county assessments. The two com
mittees will hold another meeting at 7:30
o'clock Tuesday night, when the Asses
sors from several of the counties of the
state will be present.
The additional sections of the bill pro
vide that within 20 days from the time
the assessment roll of any county has
been finally equalized within the county,
he shall transmit to the secretary of the
Board of Tax Commissioners a certified
copy of a summary of the assessment
roll, under seal of the County Court. As
an equalizing board, the members of the
board are authorized to proceed as fol
lows: In order to ascertain and equalize the
amount, of taxable property in each
county in the state, the said board shall
on the day in each year, examine the
summaries of assessments in the several
counties as made by the County Asses
sors and equalized by the county board
of equalization and as certified by the
County Clerks to the secretary of said
board and said board may obtain such
information as they may deem necessary
to enable them to ascertain the true
relative value of such taxable property
In the several counties, and. shall equalize
the value of the property in the several
counties, so that the same shall be as
nearly uniform as possible, and shall de
termine from such values so equalized the
percentage of such equalized value of
taxable property In each county to the
value of all the taxable property in the
state as so equalized. And for such pur
poses the said board or any member
thereof, may summon witnesses, admin
ister oaths and take and receive testi
mony and shall have the right to require
any officer of any municipality or county
of the state tor certify or testify to any
relevant fact. Such witnesses shall be
allowed the usual fees for witnesses tes
tifying in criminal prosecutions, except
that any officer of any municipality or
county of the state shall receive only his
actual, necessary traveling expenses.
Such claims shall be audited and paid
as other claims against the state ore
In January every year the board is re
quired to meet and ascertain the amount
of funds that will be required for state
riirnoPs dur'ne the nsuiner var lnoh
... ..n Rimh .m-onortion of the
VUUULJ . ' ' , '
total tax as the total value m mt li
able property in that county, as equalized
by the Tax Board, bears to the total of
all the taxable property In the state as
Each county must pay into the state
treasury not later than May 1, one-half
of the state tax as apportioned, the re
mainder to be paid by November 1.
APPEAL TO HIGHEST COURT
Streetcar Company to Carry
Fight Against City.
LEXINGTON", Ky., Feb. 8. John E.
Madden, the noted turfman, was grant
ed a divorce in the Circuit Court here
today from Louise Madden-Bell. Mrs.
Bell had been granted a divorce from
Madden in another state and married
Bell, who Is also widely known. Mad
den in the meantime had filed a suit
against her, and the decision is in that
CROMWELL TELLS STORY
Testifies on Canal Libel Jerome
. Insists on Precedence.
KEW YORK, Feb. 8. William Nelson
Cromwell, who was counsel to the Pan
ama Canal Company of France, the rights
of which were purchased by the United
States Government, was a witness be
fore the Federal grand Jury today in the
Government's proceedings against the
New York World and others in connec-
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AMERICAN PLAN ONLY
SINGLE ITS OWN
84.00 SQUAB RANCH ST.OO
5.00 LIVESTOCK FARM $9.00
SB.OO POULTRY RANCHES 811.00
S7.00 VEGETABLE GARDENS S12.00
SS.OO PRIVATE COUNTRY CLUB 13.M
RACE TRACK AND POLO GROUNDS
PRIVATE LIVERY, WIRELESS TELEGRAPH
ART GALLERY AND PICTURESQUE GOLF LINKS
GOOD TABLE, GOOD LIVING. CHEERFUL SERVICE
RATES GRADUATED TO ALL REASONABLE REQUIREMENTS
ACCOMMODATIONS FOR ONE THOUSAND GUESTS
ARTESIAN WELL, AND REFRIGERATING PLANT
CONSERVATORIES AND G R E E N H OUSES
A VHOLE MILE OF GERANIUMS
OPEN ALL THE YEAR ROUND
30,000 FINE ROSEBUSHES
we producb CHILDREN'S GROVE no BKTm
ALL OF OVH ZOO, 6 0,0 00 TABtB Olf
OVU STAPLE PIGEONS THK .WHOLES
Ajttj PACIFIC COAST
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Free Gtop-over Prtollec en Rant Bctwaen Saa Fntadvw and Im Aiarelc.
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Peck-Judah Co.. 801 Oak St.,
Commercial Club Bids'.
MILO M. POTTER. Mgr.
The temporary Injunction secured by
the Portland Railway, Light & Power
Company in regard to underground wires
was dissolved by Judge Wolverton yes
terday, who recalled the restraining or
der issued last week. An appeal was at
once prayed for to the United States
Supreme Court by the attorneys for the
Judge Walverton declared that the or
dinance In question, number 18.002, is a
police regulation, and prosecutions under
it are valid, using the following lan
guage: The city charter empowers the Common
Council to provide punishment for viola
tion of any ordinance of the city bv to
and Imprisonment and ordinance No. 16003
is strictly a police regulation within tne
competency of the city, therefore perfect v
valid, and a prosecution under it would
ba In pursuance of law.
On Wednesday an ordinance will come
up for discussion before the City Coun
cil Intended to extend the time in which
the Portland Railway. Light & Power
Company may comply with the ordinance
in question. This ordinance the com
pany insists should be passed, as it con
tends that It cannot comply with the or
dinance in less than probably two years.
If it is expected to make the changes
which the ordinance directs.
The decision of the presiding Judge
upholds the city's claim to the right to
enact legislation of this character, but
it remains to be seen what the decision
of the Supreme Court will be in the event
of an appeal to that tribunal.
Peacock Recovers" Strength.
ASTORIA, Or., Feb. 8. (Special.)
Dr. Fred Peacock, the Cathlamet phy
sician who was shot a short time ago
by Mrs. A. Longtaine, is recovering
nuftA rnnfiilv from his lnlurlftM and is
able to walk about the hospital. He
will probably return to his home in
Cathlamet In about another week.
Amendments to Excise Ijaw.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 8. Representative
James Miller, of Kansas, who has benn
chosen as the House loader and spoken
man for the Anti-Saloon League of
America, introduced today for the Anti
Saloon League the amendments to the
excise laws of the District of Columbia,
drafted by the corporation counsel, ap
proved by the Commissioners of the Dis
trict, and previously introduced in the
Senate by Senator Gallinger, chairman of
the Senate District committee.
Attend Rosenthal's great show sala.
AN ITCHING PALM
Jfo Care foT It. Other Farms of Itching
There is no cure for an Itching palm
the money kind. Even poslam, the new
skin discovery, cannot help it. But
when it comes to ecema, the most an
noying of Itching skin troubles, poslam
will stop the Itching at once and cure
the worst cases in a few days. So with
hives, rash, scabies, spilt toes, piles ,and
scaly scalp, all of which are different
forms of eczema, accompanied by se
vere itching and caused by Imperfect
digestion and careless diet.
Poslam comes In two-dollar Jars, but
fifty cents' worth will answer in curing
any of the diseases mentioned. It can
be had of any druggist. The Skidmore
Drug Co. and Woodard, Clarke & Co.
make a specialty of it.
That results are Immediate will be
amply demonstrated overnight by the
use of the experimental sample which
the Emergency Laboratories, 32 West
Twenty-fifth Street, New York City,
will send free by natl, in plain wrap
per, to any one who will write for It.
""either would you eat
1 common, ordinary
rolled oats if you
knew it was raw and
ible. You can boil
"rolled oats" all
day but it won't
cook them. Boil
ing water isn't hot
enough to do it.
H-O is the "meat" of the oats,
steam-cooked for three hours
under pressure and high temper
ature, thoroughly dextrinizing"
the starch and making it easily
digested by the most delicate
stomach. The process is pat
ented. There is no other cooked
oatmeal. Tell your grocar it
must be H-O this time.
7 want some mort.