Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, July 05, 1910, Page 6, Image 6

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last Day for Affirmations on
Behalf of Initiative Peti
tions Busy One.
Movements Ranging From Extension
of Direct Primaries, to Liquor
Issue and Demands for Xew
! . Counties Represented.
SALEM, Or., July 4. (Special.) A grist
tt affirmative arguments received at the
Secretary of State's office today give a
fair Indication of the balance of initia
tive petitions that will be received before
the time of filing such documents expires
Jiext Thursday. Time for filing argu
ments closed at 5 o'clock this afternoon
fend a large number of them received are
cihead of the petitions which they repre
sent. Four arguments from the People's
Power League were brought down from
President Ben Selling by W. S. U'Ren, of
Dregon City. The petitions which these
arguments represent have not been filed.
The first of these is in favor of a. bill
jto extend the direct primary to Presi
dential campaigns and nominations, to
delegates to National conventions and to
presidential electors.
Blow at Abuses Aimed.
' The second favors a bill to provide a
plan for election of members to the Leg
Sslature by proportional representation, an
increase of the initiative and referendum
ejid recall powers and "to prevent log
rolling, hasty legislation end abuse of the
emergency clause."
The third favors a bill to provide for
partial inspection and reports on state
and local public offices and publication of
Euch reports and general news of pro
gress in government in the Oregon offi
cial gazette, a copy of which is to be
taailed to every registered voter.
The fourth favors an amendment to al
low three-fourths of a Jury to render a
verdict in civil cases and to generally
simplify court procedure, especially ap
peals to the Supreme Court.
Railroad Building Issue.
Another argument brought down by
U'Ren was in favor of an amendment
to article 15 of the constitution, to
allow the state to construct railroads.
The idea of the amendment Is to re
move the restrictive clause which at
present stands holding down in state
indebtedness for this purpose. The ar
gument states it is the purpose of the
bill to allow the state the same free,
hand in railroad building as is allowed
private capital.
The Home Rule Association presented
an argument in favor of the proposed
local option amendment allowing cities
and towns to control their own govern
ment of liquor sale. The argument con
tends that this amendment will pre
vent the forcing of either saloons or
prohibition on a municipality by vot
ers outside the city and would pre
vent the combining of outside precincts
to the injury of a city.
Xew Counties Asked For.
The wholesale number of petitions
being received this year in favor of
new counties will bring forth another
petition to regulate the creation of
new counties, towns and districts. The
argument on the bill was filed today
ly the Madras Commercial Club. The
petition shows that the bill will pro
vide that not less than 30 per cent of
the number of voters be required to
eign the petition for the county.
Other arguments were filed in favor
of the good roads amendment by Judge
Lionel R. Webster, and on the taxa
tion propositions by the Oregon State
Federation of Labor and the Central
Labor Council of Portland.
Convention Called to Consider Ways
and Means.
ivt-'pubiican editors throughout the
Btate are rallying to the support of the
assembly, professing to see in that
measure the preservation of the party,
Recording to communications given out
yesterday by the state central commit
tee. The committee was advised in the
afternoon that a meeting of Republican
"editors has been called for July 20 for
the purpose of going over the present
Situation in Oregon and taking such
eteps as may be required to aid the
party in the coming elections.
Initiative in bringing about the as
semblage of Republican editors has
been taken by the editors of five lead
ing country papers. A formal call has
teen sent out to every Republican edi
tor in the state. The call is signed
toy J. S. Dellinger. of the Morning As-
torian; B. H. Kennedy, of the Baker
City Herald; Carl Abrams, of the Salem
Statesman; W. S. Gilstrap. of the
Kugene Register, and G. A. Hurley, of
the Oregon Orlano, at Vale. The call
Organization to Be Effected.
To the Republican Editors of the State
A meeting is hereby called of the Republi
can editors of the ntate to meet In Portland
at 10 o'clock A. M. on July 20 to perfect
an organization of the Republican editors
of the state and to take such action as we
see fit to help the Republican cause in the
State of Oregon. You are earnestly re
Quested to be present and help us organize
tor the coming campaign.
Twenty-one of the country Repub
lican papers have signified already
their purpose of aiding the assembly
plan, it is said at local Republican
headquarters. Among the papers are
some of the strongest in the state and
many of them have long been urging
the Republican voters to beware of
misrepresentations concerning the as
Bembly plan. It is expected that the
list of favorable papers will be supple
mented daily now that the work of
getting the editors to take up an active
part in the campaign has been under
taken from within the fold.
Many Papers in Accord.
The papers now noted at headquar
ters as heartily in accord with the
assembly are: The Astorlan, Condon
Times, Corvallis Tri-Weekly Republi
can, Polk County Observer, Eugene
Register, Kalis City News, Gervais
Star. Oregon Observer, Heppner Times,
Hood River Glacier, Hood River News,
Independence Enterprise, Lebanon Cri
terion, Mitchell Sentinel, Douglas
Leader, Salem Statesman, Amity Stand
ard. Baker City Herald, Ontario Argus.
Wallowa Sun, umpqua Valley News
and the Tillamook Headlight.
It is not yet, how large the
attendance will be at the coming
assemblage of editors, as the call went
I put but yesterday. Thirty, or more
editors are looked for, however, by
those calling for the meeting. Head
quarters of the state central commit
tee have been placed at the disposal of
the visitors for meeting purposes on
July 20.
"Washington Party Leader Holds
Oregon Has Right Idea.
When the Republican State Assembly
convenes in Portland July 21, among
the interested spectators will be J. W.
Lysons, secretary of the Republican
State Central Committee of Washing
ton, and probably James D. Hoge,
chairman of that body.
Mr. Lysons, who. passed through the
city yesterady, declares it his inten
tion to be present.
"I am much Interested in the plan de
vised in Oregon for recommending party
nominations to the voters wno take
part in the primaries," said Mr. Lysons,
"and it seems to me that it is the best
solution yet reached of the dfflculties
that the found in obtaining the best
results from the primary law.
"It is true in Washington, and I be
lieve in all states where direct primary
laws are In force, that the candidates
for state office, with the possible ex
ception of Governor, are generally
Rev. Father Henry Bruenegal.
RAINIER. Or., July 3. (Special.)
The Catholics of Rainier owe their
beautiful new church, recently dedi
cated, a half block of ground and
handsome parsonage, to Father Hen
ry Bruenegal, who came from the
East tor his health, recently and be
came Interested in Rainier, which
had many catholics and no Catholic -Church.
He came here to live last
The church grounds and parsonage
are the personal property of Father
Bruenegal, who will bequeath them to
the church. He is negotiating for
grounds in Rainier upon which will
be erected a parochial school, with
sisters as instructors, where the usual
school studies and the fine art
will be taught. In addition, there -will
be & first-class hospital, the lack
of which Rainier has felt.
Father Bruenegal may be seen
daily beautiylng the church grounds.
He has adopted a little boy who was
found dying by some sisters in the
East when he was 0 days old.
known to not more than one voter in
ten and often to no more than one in
100. The plan of the party members
getting together, discussing available
candidates and giving a representative
recommendation to the voters is a good
and proper way to overcome this dif
If the plan Is not a good one, or if
it is not carried out in a proper man
ner, the voters can repudiate it at the
primary polls. I am so much Inter
ested In the proceeding that I shall
certainly attend the Assembly and
watch the outcome in the primaries
with Interest. I believe Chairman Hoge
will also attend."
Regarding the Senatorial situation in
Washington, Secretary Lysons said:
"While not in close touch with the
sentiment throughout the state I am
inclined to think John L. Wilson is
gaining. Polndexter is showing unex
pected strength in certain quarters, but
the old-time Republican strength is be
coming solidified behind Wilson, ac
cording to my observations. Republi
can leaders are against Polndexter and.
they seem to be picking Wilson as the
leading man against him."
Mr. Lysons is interested with James
Cawston, ex-Collector of Customs in
Porto Rico, in promising mining claims
near Winnemucca, Nev., and was in
Portland en route to the camp to in
spect the properties. He is also inter
ested in the Nelson fender, which is be
ing tested on the lines of the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Co.
New York Supplies .Honest Man,
"Who Resists Temptation.
NEW YORK, July 4. Thomas Qulg
ley, who tends a hoisting engine and
lives at 121 West Sixty-second street, ap
peared in the role of the man Diogenes
was looking for when he called at police
headquarters and delivered an envelope
containing $120, a gold watch, a diamond
ring and a bank book, which he had
found in the Spring-street subway sta
The envelope bad been lost by Robert
Saunders, SO years old, of 136 East Sev
entieth street. He had reported the loss
at police headquarters' and was in great
Quigley had not even opened the en
velope he had found, though he could feel
that there was money and jewelry in it.
Speaker of House Delivers Oration
at Jacksonville Celebration.
JACKSONVILLE. Or., July 4. (Spe
cial.) C. N. McArthur. Speaker of the
House at the last session of the Legis
lature, and now -secretary to the Gov
ernor, delivered the oration here today.
The crowd gathered here to attend the
Independence day celebration was the
largest ever seen in this historic old
town. .
Mr. McArthur, In his address, made a
plea to the people of Oregon to rid
the state of demagogism in its poli
tics. The speaker was loudly cheered
when introduced by Judge William Col
vig. president of the day. The speech
was received with enthusiasm. .
Californlan Sold to Boston.
MERCED, Cal., July 4. Cy Moreing,
owner of the local team of the State
League, has sold Pitcher Moskiman to
the Boston Americans. Moskiman, who
has been restored to good standing by
the National commission, will leave
for the East next week
Head of St. Benedict's Abbey
at Mount Angel Resigns
High Office. .
With Sight of Right Eye Already
Gone Right Rev. Abbot Thomas,
Xow in Private Sanitarium In
East Is Compelled to Quit.
4. (Special.) Threatened with total
blindness, his lordship, Rt. Rev. Abbott
Thomas, the first abbot of St. Benedict's
Abbey, has resigned his position.
Announcement to this effect has Just
been made at the monastery and is cer
tain to cause genuine regret alike among
churchmen and laymen throughout the
Northwest, as he was one of the most
learned and scholarly of theologians and
one of the best beloved prelates in the
West. '
For some weeks past rumors were cur
rent that the abbot had taken this step,
but this had always been emphatically
denied at the monastery, where it was
explained that Abbot Thomas had mere
ly retired to a sanitarium . for treat
ment and that while grave apprehensions
were entertained that he would be com
pelled to take such action, it was still
hoped that it might not be found neces
sary. .
Abbot Warns Co-Laborers.
At the time, however, the abbot warned
the priests at the abbey to be prepared
for such a development. .
Abbot Thomas first experienced trou
ble with his eyes about a year ago, when
he underwent treatment at St. Vincent's
Hospital, Portland. Then he has con
sulted a number of prominent occullsts
and has bad several operations, but all
these measures proved to be of no avail.
Eminent physicians declare that he is
on the road to blindness and already he
has lost sight in his right eye.
On account of the treatment of. hl3
eyes the abbot had been obliged for al
most the entire year to remain absent
from Mount Angel and the duties of
managing the monastery devolved upon
Prior Adelhelm. The - last time Abbot
Thomas visited Mount Angel was during
holy week, prior ato Easter Sunday, when
he . officiated at the elaborate church
ceremonies of the occasion . and cele
brated three pontifical high masses. At
present he is at an Eastern sanitarium.
but for the sake of privacy he has kept
"his address secret.
Abbot Thomas has always "had weak
eyes, having even, as a student, been
obliged to wear the strongest of glasses.
For several years past he has been seri
ously afflicted with stomach and In
testinal troubles for which he has had
several operations, and this, the doctors
state, is responsible for the present af
fliction of his eyes.
Pope Must Give Sanction.,
Before the resignation of Abbot
Thomas can take effect It will have to be
ratified by the Pope. It is now being
forwarded to the Rt. Rev. Abbot Frowin
Conrad, O. S. B., at Conception. Mo., who
is the abbot praeses of the Swiss con
gregation of Benedictines in America and
whose authority corresponds somewhat to
that of an archbishop over bishops. By
Abbot Frowin the resignation will be
sent to the Abbot Primats at Rome,
where it will be acted upon and finally
ratified by the Pope. Although Abbot
Thomas will then no longer have author
ity he will always remain an abbot with
all the qualifications of the office. When
the resignation Is ratified the election of
a new abbot will take place at a chapter
of the members of St. Benedict's Abbey
here. This, in all likelihood, -will not
take place before October or November.
Abbot Thomas was appointed first ab
bot of Mount Angel when the Pope ele
vated St. Benedict's Monastery to the
dignity of an abbey in 1904, and he was
consecrated by Archbishop Christie In
June amidst a large gathering of clergy
and church dignitaries from all over the
Everywhere In Empire There Is
Great - Activity In Searching for
Openings to New Ways.
SHANGHAI, July 4. (Special.) An
other important railroad is projected by
a strong group of capitalists here. The
backing is mainly French, so it is doubt
fuf 'if the Chinese government will grant
a concession except to an out-and-out
Chinese company.
The line planned would run from
Shanghai to Klnchau. about 100 kilo
meters, along the shore of the Bay of
Hangchau. A section of the rich Yangtse
valley would be tapped and, with proper
administration, a well built line would be
a sure success.
Everywhere in China there is the same
activity in searching for openings for
new railways. Especially in the west Is
there immediate prospect of rapid de
velopment. But foreign concession hold
,ers and hunters are disgruntled by the
enthusiasm of the Chinese for the cause
represented by the cry ''China for the
Chinese. The members of the British
mercantile association known , as the
China Association, with branches In
Hongkong. Shanghai and Tientsin, are
very wroth with their home government
because the Chinese continue to repu
diate concessions granted in years gone
by and no effective protest Is raised.
"Representations are made sometimes.
It is true." says J. O. P. Bland, a promi
nent merchant, "but England makes
them in such a form that they can be
shelved within 24 hours. The Chlneso
thoroughly well know the present Brit
lsh government would never, move a step
nor land a man in China to enforce the
recognition of a concession claim, how
ever Just. That is. why British prestige
is. at a lower ebb today in -China than
ever before."
Parable of a Gloomy Kitchen.
Columbus Journal.
It is a poor home that has- a dark
and dingy kitchen. Food absorbs not
only the material conditions that sur
round it, but the spiritual conditions as
well. A gloomy kitchen makes a
gloomy heart, ana a gloomy neart never
can make a pudding or a pie worth
eating. It is said that some wom.-n
who are trying to reform the world
have dingy kitchens. They will never
do It.
Are PIsioo Prize Qiecks
Real Valine or Not?
These Pictures Tell the Story The Eilers Money-Saving
Methods Again Demonstrated
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This Piano Was $450
"Saturday a lady was looking at quite a gaudy cased piano
in these people's store, she was asked $450 for it; toward pay
ment of which a prize check of $105 was to be accepted. She
promised to call again in the afternoon and arrange to have the
piano delivered. " .
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For This Piano They Asked $550
This lady was surprised to find at Eilers Music House the
identical make of piano for which this small Ilichigan concern was
asking her $550.
The Eilers Houses everywhere bear the reputation of
soling the best pianos, and selling them for les3 than any
other concern. It is an established fact that day in and day
out the highest grade of choicest pianos can be had at
Eilers Music House for less than what is paid elsewhere for
medium grades, and even for the still cheaper kinds.
Time and again these facts have been proven and thesa
are only additional instances to bear out our claims.
Does it not pay to deal with an established concern, one
that possesses the money-saving facilities and economical
methods employed by Eilers Music House, a concern that
has established a reputation for dependableness in every
way and is anxious to maintain it? When you deal with
Whole Court System Being Swamped
by Arrears Endless Legal Points
Arising From Prosecutions.
PARIS. July 4. (Special.) Law
court machinery in . France is shown
to be in fearful chaos by the latest
statistics. In the Criminal Court alone
the number of accused dealt with in the
last 12 months was 31.290 3 per cent
more than in the year before. Since
the beginning of the year 1500 cases
have fallen behind the scheduled time
o" trial. i ,
Endless legal points arising from
prosecutions for' secret gambling waste
weeks in discussion, and over 66,152
of such cases have been abandoned In
the end.
So the whole law court system is be
ing swamped by arrears, from Police
Courts dealing with petty offenses to
the higher courts handling such im
portant prosecutions as that of the big
financier Rochette.
To cope with the rising tide of
crime and civil litigation there is the
following administration:
The Tribunal, with a president, 12
vice-presidents, 14 presidents of sec
tions and 31 judges for "instructions."
.The-Attorney-General has 3.2 deputies,
one chief clerk, aaA 97 sworn assist
1 V k f
ants. There are 11 - sections to the
Tribunal the first seven trying civil
cases and the remainder petty offenses.
Then every parish in Paris has its
Justice of the Peace with his assist
ants) 20 principals and 80 assistants
in all. In these local courts most of
the real business is done, for the Justice
speedily gives his verdict, and tells the
parties concerned they can go higher
and spend their time and fortunes in
appeal if they want to. But for this
summary method of procedure the
higher courts of the French capital
would indeed be smothered in an end
less range of delayed cases.'
Young American Tenor Praised by
Leading British Critics.
LONDON, July 4. (Special.) Ric
cardo Martin, the young American tenor,
is scoring high honors at Covent Garden
Opera-House before the most critical au
dience in the world. - '
The leading critics are loud in their
praise of his voice and style. In "Faust"
and "Madam Butterfly" his success has
been especially marked. As one critic
puts it, "he is a genuine master of bel
canto, and every note is of the same
rare and beautiful quality." And'another
says, "Ha has alljjhe power and compass
of Caruso's voice, and when he has had
the experience of that great artist, his
name will be linked with thoEe of the
first tenors in the world.''
The Farthinfc Gazette, probably the cheap
est daily newspaper in existence, has been
started In Moscow, and has already a con
siderable circulation.
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Two Weeks Ago This Piano Was Sold for $286
"Much to her surprise, however, she accidently found a friend
who had bought this same piano for $286, or exactly $59 less than
the net amount she was asked to pay after the 'credit check' was
to have been deducted."
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But at Eilers the Same Piano Is Only $378
At Eilers Music House this same piano was to be had for $378,
or exactly $172, over 30 per cent less.
Eilers Music House there will be no regret as to your piano
Bring Your Checks to Eilers
Holders of factory awards, prize checks, etc., will be
pleased to learn that Eilers Music House has completed
arrangements with nine of the foremost Eastern piano man
ufacturers whereby all such awards, whether they be $1 or
$125, no matter to whom or by whom issued, will be ac
cepted the same as gold coin toward payment of one of.
these instruments.
Come in today and select your piano here.
House will see to it that you never regret it.
Oregon's Oldest and Largest
Piano Establishment
351-53 Washington Street
Corner Eighth (Park)
Backers of Scheme- Are Late Veter
an's Son, Playwrights and Offi
cials of Theatrical World.
LONDON. July 4 (Special.) For long
enough British playgoers have been talk
ing of a memorial to Sir Henry Irving.
This week definite news is available of a
double-barrelled reminder of the great
actor's geniua
To begin with, a rtatue on which the
sculptor, Thomas Brook, has been en
gaged for about three years, has been
completed, and is now being cast in
bronze. It will be erected at Charing
Cross road, behind the National Gallery,
and will be unveiled by Sir John Hare at
the end of June.
More interesting still is the fact that a
site has been secured close by in the
Charing Cross road upon which it is pro
posed to erect a luxuriously equipped
building to be called the Irving Memorial
The chief backers of the scheme are
the late Sir Henry's eon, H. B. Irving,
Arthur Bourchier, A. W. Pinero and J.
H. Hemmerde, M. P., Recorder of Liver
pool. There are also others whose names
are prominent in the theatrical world
who have guaranteed financial assistance,
so . that the scheme need not suffer for
want of the necessary funds.
Eilers Music
The site selected ia almost next door
to the Alhambra, and directly opposite
Wyndham'a Theater. The building will
be fully licensed, as a part of the pro
posed site is now occupied by a saloon,
for which a big price has been paid by
the promoters.
A feature of the theater will be the
production of plays in which the late Sir
Henry Irving made his name famous.
Another omission of which Americans
have often complained is to be remedied.
After an unveiling ceremony by Princess
Louise, the statue of Dr. Johnson will look
down Fleet street from St. Clement's
Danes, close by the Law Courts.
Disease, Xot Drug, Causes Husband
to Act Uncircumspectly.
CHICAGO, July 4. "Chicago dope"
is not a drug, but a disease, insidious
and analagous in symptom and mani
festation to the old-fashioned "Spring
fever," according to the testimony of a
witness in the divorce suit of Mrs.
Lalla Cook against Edward Cook, be
fore Judge Chetlain.
"The dread affliction made Mr. Cook
so that he did not wish to do anything
but eat, sleep and fool around," said
the witness, Miss Hattie Raines, 135
West Forty-fifth place, who discovered
the disease.
The analogy was complete when she
said It also caused Cook to "run around
with other women beside his wife.
"Do you think Mr. Cook was dopey?"
Judge Chetlain asked.
"I surely do," she replied.
"Take your decree, Mrs. Cook." an
nounced the 'court.