THE MORNING OREGONI AN, TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 8, 191Q. 12 STEINWAY EVERETT A. B. CHASE CONOVER STATE ASSEMBLY WIDELY APPROVED PLAY AND MONOLOGUE GIVEN BY DOROTHEA CHAPTER OP ST. DAVID'S CHURCH. BRIDGE PROPOSAL Sherman Play & Co. S3 o RAILROAD MAKES George Chandler, of Baker City, Finds. Oregon Repub licans Favor Plan. FACTIONAL STRIFE DEAD Member of State Central Committee Says Some Oppose County Gath ering but Only a Few Are Against Larger 31eeting. First among the out-fo-town members of the Republican State Central Com mittee to reach Portland for Saturday's meeting of the committee was George Chandler, of Baker City, who arrived yesterday and registered at the Imperial. Mr. Baker reports that the Republicans Of his county generally favor a state assembly, . but are undecided as to the practicability of holding a county' as sembly, preliminary to the direct primary nominating election. In the week Mr. Chandler will go to Salem to attend a meeting of the State Board of Agri cultude. of which he is a member. He will return to this city In time to at tend the committee meeting Saturday, although in doing so he foregoes the pleasure of being present at the Lincoln . day banquet of Baker City Republicans, to be held in that city Saturday night. "So far as I have been able to as certain, factional lines. which have served to divide the party In Baker County in the past, have been eliminated, and Republicans generally are favoring a state assembly." said Mr. Chandler yesterday. '"As in a few other counties of the state. Republicans In my county are not a unit in advocating a county assembly for the suggestion of candi dates for county offices. There is a feeling among some Republicans that the county assembly should be dispensed with, but you can hardly find a Re publican who does not think a state assembly should be held If a strong and representative state ticket, on which the party can unite, is to be proposed. Popular C'lioJce Favored. "Those Republicans with whom I have discussed the subject contend that the delegates from the various counties to the state assembly should be chosen di rect from the body of voters of the counties, rather than from county as semblies. Baker County Republicans, questioning the advisability of holding a county assembly, take the position that the state assembly should be held first. In any event. What is more, they be lieve the delegates to the state gather ing should be elected by precinct vote. For Instance, when the state committee has decided the apportionment of dele gates to the several counties, the Re publicans of my county would have the County Central Committee call an elec tion by precincts, when the county's quota, of delegates might be elected di rect from the Republican voters. "While the election of one or more delegates from each precinct, accord ing to the voting strength of the pre cinct, to the state assembly might re sult In too large a rathering, the Re publicans of Baker County figure that this objection could be overcome by di viding the county Into voting districts. gi;f.:...vs;;.':;,:;:.;;?v i Ik i ...-? ' ' ?.r i- :' k, ' " .? - ; : .... .......... tt.f . - KAIHOXO BRIX.tOX AND TEN GIRLS WHO HAD THISKIXG" PARTS IX "HIS OLD SWEETHEART." A sprightly little five-part play. "The Burglar," and a well-enacted monologue, "His Old Sweet heart" interspersed with a musical programme, drew-a large audience Saturday night to the parish hall of St David's Church, East Twelfth and East Morrison streets. The programme was entirely sustained by members of the St Dorothea Chapter of St. David's Church. In "His Old Sweetheart." Raymond Brannon took the mirth -provoking role of the bachelor. As associates 10 young ladies had "thinking" parts. They were: Betty, Josephine Miller; Kate, Ervida Burnesf; Blanche, Helen McFaul: Elizabeth, Ruby McKlnnon; Mildred, Kathlyn Booth; Clar'a, Frances Muir: Jeanette, Beatrice Gaylord; Helen, Ethel Gulss: Tegio, Elaine Kwell- Marie Ethel Breedlove. The opening playlet, The Burglar." had a caste of five, as follows. Peggy, the hostess Kathlyn Booth; the widow. Minna Barker; a bride, Constance Miller; timid girl, Ervida Burnesf and self-reliant girl, Helen McFaul. The following musical programme was offered: Solo, Miss Louise Barker; reading. Miss Lottie Bantield; reading. Miss Suza Jones; sons, Highland Chorus, under di rection of Miss Suza. Jones, directress. Counter Proposition Goes to Estacada, Seeking An nexation. 1 JOSSELYN HAS OPINION Questions of Formation of Xew County or Annexing With Mult nomah County Meet With Op - position From Railway Co. equal in number to the delegates to be elected. This would insure the selection of delegates by direct vote of the party electors. What is more, that representa tion Would be etrictly representative of the different counties, and that Is what is wanted in the state assembly. Procedure Up to Committee. "Personally, I . am not altogether in favor of the delegates to the state as sembly being elected by the various county assemblies, even though the dele gates to the county assemblies, may be chosen by precinct vote. However, the plan of procedure remains for the State Committee to determine. The views I have given simply reflect the ideas of myself and those of the Republicans with whom I have discussed the matter." Mr. Chandler reports tha-t the Republic ans of Baker City are expecting an aus picious reunion of Eastern Oregon Re publicans at their Lincoln banquet, which will be held In that city on next Sat urday night. Then the subject of the proposed assembly, as it relates to the reorganization of . the Republican party In the state, will be second only to the commemoration of the anniversary of the martyred President. The banciuet will bring together many of, the prominent members of the party in that section of the state, and is being relied upon to .accomplish much toward burying fac tional strife which has been disastrous In Eastern Oregon and other sections of the state. Principal among the after- dinner speakers will be Governor Ben son and Jay Bowerman. State Senator of Gilliam and contiguous counties. SPECKART FIGHT STILL ON Daughter of Brewer to Take Case to XT. S. Court of Appeals. Miss Harriet Speckart, who recently lost her suit in the Federal District Court of Washington for a division of the es tate of her father, the rich brewer of Olympia, has determined to carry her cam to the United States Court of Ap peals. The estate amounts to' $750,000. The Speckart estate has been in the hands of Leopold Schmidt, the Olympia brewer, and a relative of the Speckart family. Schmidt has invested the money and has been Issuing dividends to the members of the family. Until a few years ago Miss Speckart lived with her widowed mother and seemed contented, but after they moved to Portland and Miss Speckart gained new friends here, she deserted her mother and demanded her share of the fortune left by her father. The mother accused the young woman of being influenced in this act by Dr. Marie D. Equi, a woman physician of this city, with whom Miss Speckart has been in friendly association since she left her mother. Miss Speckart has spent much money in fighting her case and has had em ployed a number of lawyers, one of whom was E. E". Heckbert, of this city, who was awarded by the court-for his work about $15,000. which will come from Miss Speckarfs share of the fortune. At present Miss Speckart Is living at the Nortonia Hotel, in company with Dr. Equl. v 3 M o r2 O 2 Sixth and Morrison Opposite Postoffice Pianos and Player-Pianos of Unquestioned Reputation, at Prices and Terms to Suit ' Anyone's Convenience. We make no pretense of giving you something for nothing. a Pi O t- ! O ca m H 13 ! ! to H PEANUT HULLS CAUSE FINE Tliree Young Men Raise Disturbance on St. John Car." Wilbur Emerson, Ray V. DeBozart and Charles Toole, were fined $20, $10 and $15 respectively yesterday morning in .Jhe Municipal Court by Judge Bennett for disorderly conduct on the St. John owl car Saturday night. The police accused these young men with having raised a disturbance on the car and with using insulting language in the presence of women. It was brought out that, the trouble arose over throwing peanut shells. Chief of Police Cox is contemplating .making a recommendation to the City Council that the eating ofpeanuts, drop ping or throwing of the shells in street cars be prohibited by city ordinance. Numerous complaints have been received at nnllnA hpndmiartprs of this nuisance I on the streetcars. The proposition that the Portland Rail way, Light & Power Company would con trioute nair tne cost toward the con struction of a wagon bridge over the Clackamas River at Barton was made by President Josselyn yesterday to a delega tion of Estacada citizens who called on him. The primary object of the visit of the delegation was to sound the head of the electric railway company on the alterna tlve propositions of Estacada and Oak Grove and surrounding districts becoming annexed to Multnomah County or tne formation of a new county from the up per end of Clackamas. Mr. Josselyn expressed himself in oppo sition to both movements and offered the bridge proposition as a means of relieving one of the conditions tnat have brought about the two movements. . One Reason Is Lack of Bridges. One reason for the movement for a di vision of Clackamas County, it is said, h the inability of the residents of the county south of the Clackamas River to induee the county authorities to provide bridges which would give them access to the Estacada electric line to Portland. "Annexation of a part of Clackamas County to Multnomah County could not be accomplished without the consent of Multnomah County and I do not believe that the annexation plan would carry in this county," said Mr. Josselyn yester day. "The golf links. Just over the line in Clackamas County. Intervene, and annex ation would mean the inclusion in the near future of the golf links in the Portland city limits. -The golf grounds would then be subject to city taxes and would make a too expensive playground. There are a large number of very influential Port land men interested In the golf links and I am- sure they would oppose annexation. "There is also considerable discussion of the plan of combining the city and county governments and it seems to me that is a wise thing to do. as it would dispensa with numerous offices. The city would then be the dounty and the county the city. In view of the possibility of this plan being carried out, I believe It would not be wise to add more territory to Multnomah County. Railway Company Biggest Taxpayer. "The Portland Railway, Light & Power Company would be the largest taxpayer in the proposed new county, by reason of the location there of its power plants, tracts of land and railway. The com pany has been the chief factor in build ing up that portion of Clackamas County and the line has never been a paying enterprise, although It is drawing nearer that condition daily. The additional O Eh l BSiDiklSgSi about i a 11 piano burden of taxation that would be created by the formation of a new county, with the attendant necesssity for erecting pub lic buildings and mainlaining a full set of officers, would postpone the day when the railroad operation would pay a re turn on the Investment. "Therefore I am personally opposed to the formation of a new county, at the present tlmeT although when the district Is better developed It may be a wise course to pursue. "With the construction of a bridge at Barton, there would then be three means of crossing the Clackamas River and the farmers would have the opportunity of reaching the markets without driving down the River to Oregon City." for the organization of another party to attend that meeting also. Spokane Man Promoted. B. H. Rupert, district baggage agent of the Great Northern at Spokane, ami well known in Portland railroad territory, has been appointed general baggage agent at St. Paul for the Great Northern, vie S. A. Smart resigned. IiYJLE TO WELCOME BOOSTERS White Salmon Also Sets Date to In vite Railroad Party. The Portland railroad and business men who will participate in the annual booster meeting of the Klickitat County Develop ment League at Goldendale, next Thurs day, will perform a like service at Lyle on the following day. The meeting at Goldendale has been called for 3 P. M. Thursday, with an other meeting to follow in the evening. the object being to organize an adver tising campaign for the year. President French and other officials of the Spo kane, Portland & Seattle Railroad are to take an active part. The following day there will be a meeting of the Lyle Development League at Lyle, and arrangements have been made for the entire party to stop off there on the return trip and .lend its efforts to the movement for the upbuild ing of the country. White Salmon is also in line for a booster gathering. The date for thl meeting has been set for February 19, by the "White Salmon Valley Development League, and plans are now under way Y. M. C. A. FOR MT. SCOTT Branch May Be Located on Lot Do nated by W. K. Spicer. A branch Y. M. C. A. will be estab lished in the Mount Scott district, near Anabel, if the present movement is suc cessful. W. E. Spicer, a resident and property-owner, now sojourning in California, has written that he will do nate one lot valued at $600 toward the establishment of such a branch Y. M. C. A. Assistant Secretary G. N. Wona cott, of the city association, said yes terday that he was glad that the people are agitating the establishmen of such a branch, and intimated that the people would receive e-ery assistance., "There are 15,000 people in the Mount Scott district," said Mr. Wonacott. "and provision is certainly needed there for the boys and young men. We have the branch Y. M. C. A. at Sellwood under way, and other similar branches in the suburbs will be encouraged one in the Mount Scott district. Mount Tabor, Albina and for the railroad men of the terminal works." When the movement in Mount Scott district takes form it is probable that the money will be raised along the same lines that were followed in Sell wood. For a site at least 100x100 wil! be required. A .r-ninie oirlk Quit tohre F T oca. irotb IleiHfii The widespread "shriek" about high prices for meat will induce people to plan meals with more reason and better judgment of food strength and cost. Many of our strong men, College Athletes and others, learned from actual experience that a vegetarian diet produced better results than a diet including meat. Many famous names appear in the veg etarian list. Names whose owners are cham pions and prize winners in their chosen field of athletics. After all the argument for and against any particular kind of diet, the question can best be solved for the individual by personal experiment. 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