Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 08, 1910, Page 12, Image 12

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Sherman Play & Co.
George Chandler, of Baker
City, Finds. Oregon Repub
licans Favor Plan.
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.
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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
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.
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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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.
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
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.
oirlk Quit
The widespread "shriek" about high
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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
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Many famous names appear in the veg
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