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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1910.
UP TO COUNTIES
State Central Committee Ex
presses Sentiment on
STATE BODY MEET FAVORED
As to County Candidates, Views
Point to .Nomination Under Direct
Primary Witliout Formality of
Advisory Assembly At All.
Eentirr.ent among members of the Re
publican state central committee, which
meets here next Saturday. while pro
nouncedly for a statte assembly, mani
festly favors leaving for the determina
tion of the Republican voters of the sev
eral counties the matter of whether or
not county assemblies shall he held for
recommending candidates for countv of
fices. It is the disposition of the state com
mitteemen to provide a way for holding
county assemblies, at the same time
leaving; to the voters of each county to
decide on the advisibility of proposing
Of the 31 counties in the state. Repub
licans of three counties Clackamas. Mal
heur and I'nion already have exhibited
some doubt as to the expediency of hold
ing county asssemblles for the indorse
ment of candidates for county offices.
The same Republicans, however, are en
thusiastic for the state assemby and
will send delegates to that gathering.
Position Taken on County Candidates
As to county candidates, they report
that the sentinieent in their respective
localities favors the nomination of these
candidates under the direct primary
without the formality of an advisory as
sembly. This condition is explained from
the fact that neither of these three coun
ties is so large that the average voter
does not know personally or will have
abundant opportunity during the cam
paign to become acquainted with all can
didates and their merits for the posi
tions they seek.
Those members of the state commit
tee that have been Interviewed favor
recominmendine the holding of county
assemblies throughout the state one
month prior to tile state assembly, which,
it is generally believed, should be held
during the month of July, or at least
30 days before the time expires in which
candidates may file nominating petitions
under the direct primary law prior to the
direct primary nominating election which
will be held September 12.
The committee further favors the elec
tion of delegates to the county assemblies
at precinct primaries which shall be pro
Tided by the various county central com
mittees. It will be recommended that the
county assemblies shall elect the dele
gates to the state assembly, according
to the apportionment of representation
which the committee may determine at
its meeting Saturday.
The state committee will' not make any
effort to suggest that the county assem
blies, after selecting delegates to the
Etate assembly shall then proceed with
the suggestion of a county ticket. The
committee will leave this course to be
determined by the members of the dif
ferent county assemblies without any in
fluence or suggestion from the state com
mittee. Procedure .Most Practical.
The members of the state committee,
so far as they have expressed them
selves, feel that the procedure above
outlined is the most practical one yet
suggested to insure a thoroughly repre
sentative state assembly. They argue
that any attempt to eiect delegates to
the state assembly by direct vote from
the precincts would not work out satis
factorily for the reason that some of the
delegates selected in that way might fail
to attend the state meeting with the
result that the representation from many
of the outside counties would be material
ly reduced thereby.
By having all state delegates elected
from the county assemblies, it is con
tend d the task of ascertaining delegates
who will not fail to go to the state as
sembly will bo a comparatively easy task.
This plan. It Is sugggested, will Insure
not .inly the selection of Republicans in
the various counties coming directly from
th Republican voters of these counties,
but will make reasonably certain a full
i f presentation at the state assembly from
all counties in the state.
An effort w-ill be made by some mem-b-rs
of the state committee to have the
committeemen decide against the use of
proxVs at the state assembly. In order
to mnke this restriction a practical one.
the committee will be asked to suggest
that all counties in electing state del
egates at the same time elect alternates.
Hctweon these two lists of eligible del
egates it Is figured that a full quota
from each county may be depended upon
and the abuses frequently prevaltng with
the use of proxies obviated.
This plan, if adopted, it is asserted,
will guarantee a large and representa
tive state assembly, thoroughly expres
sive of the Republican voters of everv
county and will eliminate a small handful
of over-xealous local party workers who
made a practice of coming to the old
tlrrie party conventions with, a vest
pocket full of proxies.
I-arge Assembly FaTored.
A majority of the state committee fa
vors a state assembly of between 500 and
members, or about three times larger
than the membership of the former state
conventions of the party. This will be
one of the most Important details to be
decided by the committee when it meets
Saturdy. When the number of delegates
has been determined, the committee will
make the apportionment among the sev
eral counties on the basis either of the
vote for President in Xovember. IMS, or
in the general election in June of the
Mr. Williams said that while no can
didate had been prominently suggested
for chairman of the committee, it will be
the purpose of the committee to select
some good Republican, preferably of tills
city, but not necessarily ai active parti
san. The committee will see that the new
chairman is supplied with a vigorous ex
ecutive committee of active members
of the party selected from throughout
the state. The campaign in behalf of
the assembly ticket will be state-wide
and through an executive committee,
such as is proposed, the state chairman
will have -the helpful assistance of an
enthusiastic co-worker in every county of
failing to complete the -work required
for the term has been unusually small,
while the number obtaining a general
average of 80 per cent and above is
larger than in previous years.
Cadet Lieutenant Wendell K. Phil
lips of Vancouver, Wash., made the best
record with an average of 92 1-3 in
his studies and 100 in deportment. Be
sides Phillips, the following cadets
have been placed oil the academic roll,
which means that their deportment
during the year was perfect and their
average in studies 90 and above: Cor
poral Ieroy W- Barnhart. of Sniffles,
Colo.. 91 2-3; Cadet Kdwin Stoneberg.
Minneapolis, Minn.. 90 2-3: Cadet Caro
lus F. Strobel. Portland. 90 1-5, and Ca
det Rankin Clark, Portland, 90 per
In the preparatory department the
following cadets made the honor roll:
Cadet Richard E. Stanton. Milwaukie.
Or.. 93: and Cadet L. Marcellus Mills,
of Portland. 92.
Those on the roll of honor last
month were: Lieutenants W. K. Phil
lips. Vancouver, Wash.: Sergeant A. H.
Bell. Portland: Corporal W. St. Martin.
Carson. Wash.; Cadets R. Clark, of
Portland; J. R. Coon, of Oswego; L. K.
Garrison, of Portland: L. M. Mills, of
The Meier &. Frank Ladies' Orchestra, From 1 1 to 2:30, ?th Floor Try Our French Pastry
Agts. John Brown Linens Warner Corsets Butterick Patterns Largest Toy Dep't in the West
PORTI,AD BOV W1.S HONORS
AT STATE UNIVERSITY.
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t 4 '3 1
Harold J. Rounds.
UNIVERSITY OK OREGON, Eu
gene. Or., Feb. 4. (Special.)
Harold J. Rounds, who will be
the University of Oregon orator
at the state intercollegiate con
test in Salem next month, is a
Portland boy. Rounds is in. his
senior year. " Though he had
never delivered an oration before,
he won out over four experienced
competitors in the recent tryout.
The subject of his winning ora
tion, which he will give in the
Salem contest, is '"Patriotism and
Portland; R. E. Stanton, of Milwaukie,
Or.; E. Stoneberg. of Minneapolis.
Minn.; C. F. Strobel, of Portland, and
O. P. Winningstad, of Oswego, Or.
The competitive drill for a bronz
medal for members of Company C was
won Friday evening by Cadet Merideth
Eskridge. of Portland.
GOAT MAY IDENTIFY GIRL
TAMAI.PAIS VICTIM WOKE GAR
MENT MADE IX POHTLA.M).
Clew Will Disappear, However, if
Purchase Proves to Have Been
Made From Iletailcr. 1
A clew lias been discovered by the San
Francisco authorities whichmay estab
lish the identity of the body of the mur
dered girl found on Mount Tamalpais on
Friday. February 4. as being that of a
former Portlo-nd girl. The body was
found with the skull crushed and lying
hidden in the brush on a mountain side.
A military Jacket worn by the girl had
been manufactured by the Spencer Com
pany of Portland. Inside the collar of
the coat was found the name of the firm.
The garment was made of dark blue
lady's cloth, was rather cheap, was
slafhed up at the seams and braided mil
itary fashion with black braid of part
Charles J. Bishop, manager of the Spen
cer Company until it went out of buei
npss on January 1, 1909, said that the
aeket might be identified if brought
here if it were a made-to-order garment.
He said, however, the firm not only made
coats to order, but also made them to be
sold to retailers, and he was unable to
pay whether it was a made-to-order or
joblot coat from the description.
Coals answering the general descrip
tion of that found on the murder vic
tim were made by the Spencer Company
both for jobbers and on special orders
from individual customers.
J, B. ZIEGLER IS SPEAKER
Laxity in Enforcing; Laws Itis Sub
Ject at People's Forum.
J. . B.- Ziesrler occupied the platform
nt last nlfrht's meeting of the People's
Forum." His subject was "The Lack of
I-aw Enforcement and the Corruption of
In his criticism of the courts Mr. Ziep
ler called attention to the case of Dr. G
B. Whitney, of Forest Grove, a young
dentist, who was indicted for man-,
slaughter in connection with the death of
a young womanon March 20. 1908. rr.
Whitney wa convicted and sentenced to
the penitentiary for five years, the ase
later being: remanded for a retrial by the
Appellate Court of the state. Whitney is
now out on his own recoemizance and
probably never will be brought to trial
; again, said the speaker.
Attorney K. S. J. McAllister, who pre
sided at the meeting, defended the court,
"l-awyers in Oregon are generally
agreed that the decision was one of the
fairest as well a.s the most logical ever
PHILLIPPS HOLDS RECORD
Vancouver Cadet Takes Honors at
Hill Military School.
Hill Military Academvhas just com
pleted the first term of the currenbJ
bciiooi year. Toe number of cadets
handed down in this
STRIKE SETTLEMENT SEEN
Con! Operators, Homo From Confer
cure. In Cheerful Mood.
PITTSBURG. Feb. 6. Pittsburg coal
operators who are back from the meet
ing with the miners at the Toledo con
ference viewed the situation optimistical
ly today and several declared with em
phasis that the danger of a general sus
pension of coal mining on April 1 is not
so great as might appear at first glance.
For Sliur-On Eye Glasses, Kryptok In
visible Bifocals and LJeep Curve Lenses,
see Thompson, eye specialist, second
floor Corbett bldg., 5th and Morrison.
K' a. . Vi a j 'si w mm
i oe digging uus aae peg
ins on 2d and Last Week
At 'the Greater Meier (Ik Frank Store t
$3.00 Umbrellas at $ 1 .59
Women's Umbrellas, with lo-ineh
Direetoire handles, or assorted
handles; covered with fast black
rainproof union taf
feta, $3.00 values, a
Mrs. Potts Irons only 99c
A set of the famous Mrs. Potts'
Sad Irons, complete with stand,
nickel -plated, with aluminum
tip; regular price $1.25 qq
for set of three ; .special
Children's 35c Hose 19c
BIack Wool Hose for children,
extra long:, with elastic tops; a
trood wearing: brand with gray
yarn heels and toes; regular price
35c the pair, on special IQ
sale at this low price, pair C
Ironing Boards only $1.13
Folding Ironing Boards, one of
the best made, well braced and
well made; regularly worth $1.50,
close folding style;
special, Digging Sale
New Veilings 25c to $2.00
French patterns in new Veilings
in all the best colorings and new
meshes; spider-web, crackley, hex
agon, fishnet and double mesh.
Priced at, yard, $25c to S2.00
See the First Preliminary Showing of Spring Merchandise Second Floor
"Digging Out" W
inter Suits $45 Vals. $19.45
Over a thousand Tailored Suits in one huge lot and offered at six different prices for this week in Portland's largest and
best Suit Store The materials are serge, broadcloth, tweed and fancy worsteds The season's best styles and all colors
The regular values run from $ 1 5.QO up to $45.00- For quick choosing they have been divided Into SIX LOTS as follows:
and Misses' Suits, regular JI
$20.00 values, special price, ea. f
and Misses; Suits, regularly C I A AC
$-25.00 to $:S0.00, special, suit p
Regular $35.00 to $40.00 $1 Q 4C
Suits, for this week only S O.HtO
Women 's, Misses ' Suits, t 1 1 QC
$20.00 to $25.00 values, at P A . OO
Women's aud Misses' regular $30.00 to ? ?C
$35.00 Suits, on special sale at, the suit P U.VJO
Regular $40.00 to $4-5.00 Suits, on sale d1 Q AC
this week at the special price of, the suit P ."O
new Spring Suits, in tans, light grays, navy blue and black, fancy worsteds, semi aud tight-fitting effects, with 28 to 34-inch coats and new
ts. Strictly hand-tailored, made from materials imported and controlled exclusively by the Meier & Frank Company. Prices run from $35.00
In domestic materials in large assortment, from $25.00 to $35.00. We invite every lady to inspect these. Don't fail to see the big assortment.
fur-lined Coats, in astrachan, squirrel, nearseal. caracul and black
30 to 54-inch lengths, all this season '-s models; A Dnia
priced at $40.00 to $250.00. Digging Out Sale I & FlCC
Women's fur-lined Coats, in. broadcloth, kersey and tweed, gray or blended
squirrel-lined, assorted fur storm collars; regularly priced fo PrirO
at $28 to $100. During the Digging Out Sale they go at i I
65c Values at 50c
Outsize hose for women, in plain
black cashmere, with gray heels and
toes, medium weight, regular Cfk,
65e values. Special at, pair "VC
W omen's Ribbed Cashmere Hose, in
plain black or Oxford, with gray
heels and toes, fine woven foot, OO-reg-ularly
35e the pair. Special ' ' iC
Size Rugs $ 1 1 .67
500 of the celebrated Roxbury Brus
sels Rugs, all clean, new goods and
beautiful patterns. The Roxbury
grade of rugs need no recommenda
tion. They're famous as the most
artistic and durable rugs of their
class. Read the following savings:
Rugs 7x9, regular $15 value S11.67
S.3xl0.6, worth $20, special $15.67
0x12 feet, worth $25, special 18.67
11.3x12 feet, worth $33, at 25.45
$9 Values $7.60
24-inch cowhide leather Suitcases,
made over good, strong frame, seven
inches deep and leather lined, with
shirt fold, bolts and umbrella straps,
regular $9.00 values. 31 "7 Cft
Digging Sale Special P .Ovl
24-inch Suit Cases, 7 inches deep,
made of cowhide, straps all round,
linen lined, with slurt told, regular
price $S.OO each, Special
Digging Sale Price at
Advance Sale 100,000 yMs New Spring Embroid'y
New Importations Scotch Ginghams for Spring 1910
Tailored Models in Fisk Hats for Spring Wear Here
New Arrivals in Spring Neckwear Conceits 25c to $3
Nyanza Silk for Neat Tailored Wash Suits at 35c yd
Linen Tailored Suiting in all Shades at the yard 65c
Tussina Silk, a Wash Fabric for Pretty Gowns, Spring
Valentines now on Sale on the 4th Floor, lc to $5
The Great Edition de Luxe Book Sale lfa Reg, Price
Attend the Great Fifth Annual Food Fair 4th Floor
Willamette Sewing Machines, $2 down and $ 1 week
34-in. Trunks, Regularly Worth $6.70 Selling $5.65
34-in. Trunks, Regularly Worth $13.00, at $1 1.05
oves Ranges $ 1 Week
Beginning this Morning we will sell High Class Stoves and Ranges on the Club Plan,
and those who take Advantage of this very Liberal Offer will secure the Best Ranges
and Stoves made at Lower than the Regular Prices Come and Investigate this Easy
Payment Stove-Buying Plan, and see what Splendid Stoves and Ranges we offer
you and at such reasonable terms Look up the Special Offers for this week A
Range at $35.00 and a Heating Stove at only $15.00 $1.00 Weekly Payments
Reg. $6.00 Lace
Curtains at $3.95
Linen Cluny Lace Curtains," made of
good rrench net, with linen edge or
edge and insertion, 45 inches wide and
2 1-2 yards long, regularly worth
$6.00 the pair. Digging
Out Sale price, pair yO0
Strathmore Printed Scrim Curtains,
new designs, 40 inches wide and 2 1-2
yards long, regularly tO QC
$3.75 the pair. Special P.70
Yard Goods, to match cur- Otf
tains, Special, the yard iJC
Velour Prayer Mats, suitable for
table covers, chair covers, pillow
tops, etc., 24x54 inches, in blue, red
or cream, exact copies d1 QQ
of silk rugs, $2.75 val. POI
Matting Boxes, in three sizes, on
special sale at HALF prices.
Small size, $2.75 value, at S1.40
Medium size. $3.75 value, at jjsl.DO
Large size, $5.00 value, at $2.50
75c Insertions 1 5c
1000 pieces round mesh French Val.
Lace Insertions, in widths from ' to
1 inch; regular values to 75c "1 C-
the dozen, on special sale at
Net Lace Insertions in white or cream,
lso Venise Bands, 1 to 21-0 inches
wide; regular values to 50c the 7
yard, on special sale at, yard
75c Neckwear 37c
Women ' s hand-embroidered Linen
Collars in assorted- sizes and styles,
regular 75c and 85c values, O
jour choice this week at, each O C
New Ribbons plain taffetas, moires,
dresdens and printed warp Ribbons,
J in new Spring arrivals, on display.
BOOKS FOUND TANGLED
F.VRMEHS' MUTUAL FIRE UIZ
IAKV COMMITTEE PROBES.
Funds Reported All Riglit and Sec-
retary Kern Is Exonerated.
Election February 16.
The auditing committee of the Farm
ers' Mutual Kire Relief Association of
Portland appointed to expert the books
of the association at the annual meeting
in January, will report at the adjourned
meeting. February 16. in Logus Hall,
Grand avenue, that they have found
every dollar accounted for by the secre
tary, J. J. Kern, but that the books are
"in a fearful mess.'
Secretary Kern said at the annual
meeting that the officers and directors
had misappropriated about $ti00 of the
funds of the association by allowing ille
gal claims and paying for entertainment
not authorized. The secretary also sent
out a number of letters to friends in the
association repeating these charges and
adding that the directors were trying to
perpetuate themselves in office. The let
ter was an appeal to the stockholders to
attend the meeting and thwart this
movement on the part of the directors
and incidentally to aid in the re-election
of Secretary Kern. The letter gathered
more than "50 stockholders from different
portions of the state out of about 3000
members. It was then decided that no
election could be held or business tran
sacted until the books and affairs of the
association had been experted. The au
diting committee exonerates the secre
tary as far as the finances are concerned,
but reports the books are in a bad
At the aajourned meeting. February 16.
directors will be elected and officers
chosen, after the report of the auditing
committee has been submitted.
FRUIT COMBINE IS URGED
Speculator? Hurt Trade With Ger
many, Says Consul-General.
WASHINGTON. Feb. 6. American
fruit trade with Germany has been ham
pered in recent years by operation of
speculative buyers in the ITnited States,
according to a. report to the bureau of
manufacturers from Consul-General Skin
ner at Hamburg.
The trouble could be overcome, in the
opinion of the Consul-General, if fruit
producers would combine and set up
standard grades and issue official cer
tificates to accompany their shipments,
so that importers at Hamburg could be
certain of getting the goods they pay tfor.
Instead of permitting fruit of Amer
ican origin to be sold at auction at Ham
burg for the account of -commission firms,
Mr. Skinner suggests that producers in
tlii country perfect an organization for
handling their own product and provide
cold storage at Hamburg to extend their
Germany imports $22,000,000 worth of
Gale Buffets Ibsen.
ASTORIA. Or., Feb. 6. SpeciaI.) The
Portland-Asiatic liner Henrik Ibsen ar
rived today 20 days for Hakodate with a
half cargo of Oriental goods for Portland.
She reports a very rough trip and during
Smith's Prices to Butchers and
Spaved Heifprs 8
Cow's 7 to 7V2
Prime Fancy Steers, the very top
quality. '. '. . . .8Vi
Good Steers, also too quality 8
Medium Steers, good
quality 7 to 7'2
Hindquarters of Steers. to 91
Steer Rounds 8U
Steer Loins lit4 to 12i?
Steer Ribs 1 10c to 11
Steer Chucks 6V24 to 7C
Good Small Mutton i..lO
Veal 7X2C to 12l:
Fancy Hops, our own dressing: 121 -
Pork Loins .16
Pork Shoulders 12l2?'
Plenty of Hams. Bacon, Lard, Tripe
aud Sausage of all kinds.
Frank L Smith Meat Co.
"Fighting the Beef Trust."
514 Williams Avenue (Wholesale),
Fhonea, East 290, C 1183.
the first three days made very little
progress on account of strong head gales.
She arrived off the mouth of the river
about 5 o'clock last night and dropped
anchor until this morning.
P0ULTRYMEN WILL MEET
Portland Junior Association To Hear
Valuable Addresses Friday.
"T"he fourth monthly meeting of the
Portland Junior Poultry Association
will be held Friday night at 8 o'clock
In the auditorium of the Y. M. C. A.
The speakers are well known in
Portland as successful poultrymen, and
thoroughly competent to discuss the
subjects assigned them. B. Lee Paget
will speak on the subject, "The Advan
tage or Standard-Bred Poultry." E. J.
I-add will speak on "The Practical
Feeding of Poultry." Mr. Ladd is one
of the best-known poultry food experts
The association will hold a chicken
show in April, at which prizes will be
offered to the boys and girls exhibit
ing the best-dressed fowl as well as
the best flock ol . newly-hatched
75 Take Census Kxaminalion.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Feb. 6. (Spe
cial.) Seventy-five men underwent ex-
Frank L. Smith Meat Co.
"FIGHTING THE BEEF TRUST."
22 MARKETS AND ONE GROCERY.
People coming to our Alder-street market must be sure to get in
the right place. Pass up the Beef Trust markets on both sides of us.
See that Smith's name is over the door, and then you'll be in the right
Columbia River Smelt, per pound 5j
Smith's Norway Creamery' Butter, that is absolutely fresh cream
'stock, direct from the creamery, per square '. ..80
This is not "cut from tub" butter it is fresh.
Fresh Oregon Eggs, per dozen ." .' -3o?
Good Eggs, per dozen 2oC
Smith's sugar-cured Hams, per pound 18
Smith's sugar-cured' Bacon, per pound 22V-?
Smith's sugar-cured Bacon, sliced, per pound..''. 2oC
Especially good Sirloin Beefsteak... 12V''?
Best Round Steak 12Ve?
Shoulder Beefsteak 107
Small T-Bone Steak . - 15r
Small Porterhouse Steak,.. '. 15?
amination for census enumerators this
afternoon by Postmaster Randall for
positions in Clackamas and Northern
Marion Counties. There are about
places to he filled by appointment.
All the above mejts a
- Montavilla and Sellwood
Condensed Milk, per case.
16 cans Milk
This is excellent milk
will make 3 quarts of 1
10!) lbs. Onions
50 lbs. Hard Wheat Flour.
10 lbr. Pastrv Flour
100 lbs. Potatoes
3 pkgs. Corn Flakes
6 loaves Bread '.
3 lbs. Fancy Oried Figs...
3 lbs. Lried Nectarines....
nd the follow
utomatic A 44
and all other
. and one can
. . . 35r
ng groceries at Third t
18. We deliver to Alberti
points on the Bast and W
3 lbs. Iried Peaches
2 lbs. Fancy Rvaporated
11 cakes liaunclrv Soap..
7 cakes Toilet Soap (Reg.
4 lbs. Solit Peas
4 lbs. Rice (whole
4 lbs. Beans (white)....
3 cans String Beans
3 cans N. O. Molasses. . .
3 cans Salmon
6 cans Sardines.
IS lbs. Granulated Sugar
Apples. . .25c
. 5c) 25o
- - -'. 25c
.-hip your good, fat produce to
Smith. He never charges commis
sion. Ship by express. He will pay
I.lve Hens. 1 6q.
Dressed Hens, 17c.
Ttressed Hogs, 11c.
Hpessed veal, under 130 lbs., 3 2 Vic.
Large veal less.
Jiggs, market price.
FRXK I,. SMITH 'MEAT C O.,
"I'lKbtlnit 1br Beef Trust,"