Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 17, 1910, Page 5, Image 5

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TnE MORNIXO OREGOXIAy. TTTUTISDAY. yOVE3IBER 17. 1910.
LABOR'S TAX BILL
SURE OF DEFEAT
Figures Show Amendment
Submitted by State Fed
eration Is Lost.
RETURNS ABOUT COMPLETE
Tabulation Made by The OrvgtralaA
I ndleatra That Measure Prorld
Injc Party Candidate
for KIrctors Carried.
IVfeat of fh tax inmflmMt mwrn-trtM
nlr th Inltlatlv by th State Iter
ation of Labor, which traj to doubt ur- t
terdar. 1 now practically certain.
1-ara complin by Th Oreon!n
that itila ninmrt haa an affirm.-ii 8
rni of 40.Su and a neatlv vo: of
4: 460. This count la ao nearly eim-'e:"
ht t)i ftni returns nrobably U n-t
altar materially the preset majority of
1(41 aa!nt the bill.
Th tabulation mal last ntet.t also
eta at rest tha fate of tha meaaur pro
vl.llnjr for the selection of party candi
dates for PresMentlat elector or iiu
lar vota at the primaries. It haa been
carried by a majority of approainmiely
in.. The vote a now us tea :.mn
41.1&J for lh meaaur and 4.li9
salnft It.
llrtarns 'carly Complete.
The return on the two meaanrea
are made up of the official count from
tl eountle and Incomplete or unof
flrlal flirurea from ail other e-rpt
three. The countlea from which no
count on theae two MUa haa been re
eelred are Curry. Harney and Lake. It
la not likely that the returna from th-e
three counties or the official totals fnm
tl'e other counties not yet at han.l will
alter the reault on either meniiim-nl.
The tax bill aubmltted by t!. State
v.rl rr.ilun f Labor waa on of three
measure aifeetlna U nation, a'l of
which were defeated. The defeat -r tne
two offered br the State Grange waa
rot Ion la doubt after the elem -n. Of
the three bills, the labor amen-imenc
If adopted, would have been furthest
yearhtna; In Its effect. It waa drawn to
take the power to regulate taxation out
rr the handa of the Legislative Am
biy and Teat that power in the people
at large, to be need by means of th
Initial!.
Restrictions Would Oo.
It also sought to ram ova all con
stitutional restriction aa to what
should be taxed and exempted: pro
jtoeed to authorise countlea to regit
Jar taxation within their boundaries,
and Included a. clause prohibiting the
levying of a poll tax. If passed, this
measure would probably have been at
tacked aa repugnant to the constitu
tion of tha United States.
Th Presidential primaries a mend
In ant. which haa carried, provide for
aa expression at th primaries of th
preference of voters for the party
Presidential aspirant, as well as th
nomination of party Presidential elec
tors. An Important feature of this
Mil gives freo use of four pages In
th stat campaign book to each Re
publican and Dsmocrstla candidal for
President.
PACKERS' GUILE IS SHOWN
(ConOnsed From Fleet Pas.
tt.en now.and"they may be somewhat
higher.
Men familiar with the meat and
livestock trades say the drop In beef
prices In tbs East la temporary and
cannot be otherwise at this time of
year. Aa for the pork markets, there
are hints of manipulation.
Meat prices, both wholesale and re
tail, of course follow the livestock
changes. In the livestock trade, hogs
are the only class that now show a
dnollne. The top hog price at the North
Portland yarda yesterday was $9. 1 5 per
hundred. Throughout the month of
March this year the quotation waa
111.5. Since that time there haa been
a more or less steady decline In pork,
and still lower prices ar looked for.
Good Racon Still Scare.
Kxcept In bacon, the prices of all hog
products have been coming down. Baron
price have held up because there has
been a scarcity of good quality. The
bacon that la now on the market Is
from high-priced hoga Hams are work
ing downward and are three to four
cents lower than they were last Spring.
Cattle are selling st Summer pri. es.
as range stock la still coming on the
market. It will soon be time for fed
stock, and when It comes It will sell
higher than range rattle. For that
reaaon. the butchers say. beef will have
to be higher In the Winter months. The
decline In the East Is attributed to tne
heavy marketing of grass cattle, which
always occurs at the approach of cold
weather. Attention Is. of course, at
tracted to the decline In any commod
ity prices In these daya of high cost of
living, but packers say tne taia 01 a
probable drop of t to cents Is ridicu
lous. The average price of beef la
the East la only S.J4 cents a pound and
bo such rsdlcal reduction is possible.
Readjustment Coder Way.
There le no disputing the fact, how
over, that a general readjustment of all
food orlces Is under way. but the
tendency In the meat line seems rather
to be toward preventing any farther
material advance, aurn as nas seen
witnessed In the last few years. Any
decline, however, even If temporary,
will he welcomed.
TV usually expect beef and mutton
prices to advanc at this time of year."
and C C Colt, president of the Union
Meat Company. The prlcea may not
go aa high a last Winter, but there la
no likelihood they wi go the other
way. These lines show a decline In the
East, but th drop there will have to
b a great one before prlcee here are
affected. TVe are short on prime cattle
and fat sheep and the situation here
csn on!v be relieved by Eastern prices
declining so far that we can bring In
Eastern stock. At th earn tlm pork
ts working downward- V bought bog
at thla time last year at llO.tO and to
day we paid I and Is.Ja.
Consumer' Preference Corems.
-The question of high price Is large
Iv a retail proposition where the Indi
vidual preferences of the consumer de
termine what price he will pay. A
inoderate-pricej article that would sat
isfy on buyer would not satisfy an
other. Difference In quality makes dif
ference In prUe. If a man wants ths
bt In the market, he must pay up . r
lt.
Thero la lesa margin between the
livestock price and the retail meat
price in Portland than In the Eastern
cities. Retail prlcea are higher iu the
jast than here, yet cattle command a
hotter price, qnallty considered, la the
' Portland market than In the Eastern
: ciUea. Thla was shown by ths briefing
In of 1 carloads of Wyoming cattle th
first of th week. If the Kaatern mar
ket had been better than Portland, the
cattle would have gon the other way.
Frank I- Smith doea not take much
stock In J. Ogden Armour' predictions
of low prlcea "Armour Is crying domn
hog prices." said Mr. Smith, "merely to
scare the email packera He wanta to
keep there out of th market while he
gets all the packing stock. The small
fellows will, of course. kep out now
If Armour can mak them believe hug
prices will b lower later."
Turkey About SO Cent.
Portland people who are expecting
turkeys to b cheap Thanksgiving will
probably be disappointed. With meat
and other staple holding up so well.
It cannot b expected that luxuries will
sell at low prlcea At th same time,
thers 1 no Intention on the psrt of
the wholesale or retail dealers to
charge an exhorbltant price for the
Thanksgiving bird. The price has not
been definitely fixed yet. but It Is prob
able that the general retail quotation
will be SO cents a pound. This is based
on a wholesale price of about St or
cents, which the Jobbers believe wlil
prevail. They form their opinion on
the price that the farmers and coun
try shippers ar now asking.
Th larger dealer who have been In
vestigating think thsr ar enough tur
keys In th country for all ordinary
needa Should ther b any extraordi
nary demand, such as ther was last
year, th wholsl prlco may be
higher, but the retaJiers sre averse u
charging mora than St eenta
Competition Not 60 Keen.
I.st year Fan Francisco and Seattle
buvers were strong competitors for
turkeys In the Oakland. Or, district.
where most of the turkeye come rrom.
and later the Seattle poultry men In
vaded the Portland market and cleaned
up everything In sight, causing the
shortage that put the retail market as
high as St cents. This year the Se
attle dealers say they have provided
for all their wants, at least they sre
not making bids for ths turkeys that
ar now coming along. Whether they
are actually supplied or are elmply try.
ing to bear the market will be deter
mined next week.
Turkeys will begin to arrive In quan
tity by Saturday and the first lots will
be used to fill shipping orders. Buying
on Front street by local retailers will
start on Monday. By Tuesday the actual
position of th market will be defintely
known.
The quality of th turkeys this year
promises to be good, as the season haa
been a favorable one for the turkey
raisers. The local dealers are lookl; 3
for the heaviest demand they ever have
known.
PRICKS IX WEST DOVT DROP
Walla WaTJa Dealers Say Winter
IVcdlnic Regulates Cot,
WALLA WAIJ.A. Was, Nov. 11
(Special.) Notwithstanding th decrease
In the cost of meat In cities farther east,
as announced by th press dispatch a,
officials of local meat companies say
that the drop will mak little difference
In th market prlco In Mils vicinity.
Practically no decrease la price, they
further assert, ran be expected her un
til Spring, ah.-n the stocit begins grasing
ajrain. Uiua doing away with ths expense
of feeding, which Is mad necessary dur
ing the Winter months.
The low price of corn, which Is par
tially responsible for th drop In prices
farther eaet. It Is also explained, affects
local marketa but little, owing to th
mall amount of corn used la feeding In
th North .-. .
Xloqniu:): Note No Change.
HOQCIAM. :-h.. Xov. 1 (Special.)
Meat dValn- - ( lloqulam say that ther
haa been ! ! nnsre in prices of meats
her as the r.' ;ilt of the drop In Eastern
citlea It Is thought a drop may come
In a few daya l ess sre quoted at 6
cents) a dozen, with tfc demand brisk.
TRAIN SERVICE TOO SLOW
Sllvcrton ..5ls for Renevred Local
Transit to Portland.
SALEM. Or.. Nov. !. (Special.)
Residents of Clackamas precinct nav
petitioned th Stat Railroad Commis
sion that the Southern Pacific b com
pelled to reinstate the SI 1 vert on local
service between Portland and Silver
ton. The petitioners state they do prac
tically all of their business in Port
land, that their children attend atfnool
In Portland and that many Portland
business men reside In Clackamas. They
state the only train now available la
tha Ashland local and that Is seldom
on time and. ss thers Is no telegraph
service at fne station, the residents are
often compelled to wait from half aa
hour to alx hours for this train.
The Columbia Klver Oregon Cen
tral filed Its report with the Commis
sion, showing expenditures to date on
the line of l!M.S5S..s:t. with ces'a on
hand amounting to f.M?1.4.
CROP FOUR-FIFTHS SOLD
Apple In Walla Walla Valley Meet
With Ready Market.
WALLA WALLA. Wah.. Not. 11
(Special.) Elchty per cent of th apples
of the Walla Walla Valley have been
sold, according to the statement of H. K.
Browning, manager of the Walla Walla
Fruit and Vegetable Union, today. One
flflb. perhaps, of the fruit of the valley
ur yet In the packing-houses, but Is
rapidly being prepared for shipment and
Is being exild as fast as It is ready.
. Picking apples In the commercial or
chards of the valley has been finished,
end there only remains about one week's
work In grading and packing. The larger
packing-houses are cleaning up th
orders and ends a season's work, and tha
end of the week will see the end of tha
fruit season here. All the fruit that has
been pl ked is tinder slielter and safe
from danger of injury by weather.
BRADY NOT TO CONTEST
Governor Frowns on Suggestion of
Friends and Party Leaders.
BOISE. Idaho. Nov. la. (Special.)
It waa definitely announced at Republi
can state headquartera In thla city to
day that no action will be taken to
contest the legality of th lections
held In Fremont or Custer Counties, be
cause fne Democratic slogsn. "Let th
People Rule" waa placed on th bal
lots. James H. Brady, defeated Republican
candidate for re-election as Governor,
frowned down th effort on th part
of friends and party leader to start
ths contest. Actual fraud was not al
laged. Booklet to Advertise Oregon.
Ths passenger department of the O.
R. A N. Co. has on tVie press a booklit
called "Success In the Northwest." of
which 60.000 copies will be Issued.
Copies will be sent to the Land Show In
Chicago and to other Industrial expo-
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try. The pamphlet Is Yilghly col re J
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SHARP WORDS PASS
Grand Jury Witnesses in Tilt
. With Prosecutor.
LABOR EDITOR ON STAND
Personalities Oocrrpy Portion of
Time at Investigation of Ix9
Angeles Times Disaster.
Vnlon Man Detained.
Trva ivnp.T.ES. Cal.. Nov. 1. Per
sonalities Instead of .vldenc occupied
a portion of th tlm tqdav of th spe-
clal grand Jury, a'hlch is lnvesugauna;
th Times explosion. Two witnesses
wr concerned in this phase of the
case Stanley Wilson, a Los Angeles
i.hnr loader and editor, and C. M.
Felder. orranlzer of the barber'
union, also of ixs Angeies.
Wilson. It was said, was asked what
. hA fnp mihllKhlns: arti
cles In his paper, tha official organ In
thla section, attacKins; in miui
of th grand -Jury, and for beratlnir
t .1 .t.iiti .Tnhn TV Fredericks
for having appointed Karl Rogers.
th attorney xor tne luercnanis man
ufacturers' Association, aa a special
r-kAn..w nutHit 1 rtnrnT to assist tha
grand Jury It conducting the Investi
gation, after n naa Deen empioyea
previously as a detective In the same
case.
Editor on Stand an Hour.
Th labor anion editor was on tha
stand for more than an hour and was
followed by Felder. who. It Is aald. In
terrupted the placid proceedings of the
Inquisitors by a personal tiff with Earl
Rogers.
According to statements attributed to
Felder and published Just after the
Times explosion. It was Rogers who
subjected Mrs. Felder to the "third de
gree," and mad It so sever that she
ool lapsed and was 111 for some time.
Other witnesses called this afternoon
Included Mrs. Bell Lavin, Detective
Thomas Carroll, of the Los Angeles Po
lice Department, and a number of
Time employes who had charge of the
Ink and gasoline stores of the paper
at tha tlm of th explosion.
Witness Detained In City.
MUIer is aald to have been associated
with Anton Johannsen. of San Fran
cisco, while tha latter was financing
th strikes of th Ironworkers and
brewery employes In this city, prior to
th destruction of the Time plant. He
was subpenaed while In San Diego last
week.
Johannsen reappeared at the Jury
room today. It developed that he waa
not permitted to go to Ht. Louis with
Tveltmo as reported.- He Is said to
have been In San Francisco during the
past few days and returned in obedl
enr to th Instructions of th grand
Jury to be within call every day until
the inquisitors are through with him.
It became known today that when
Tveltmoe waa given permission to at
tend the St. Louis convention of the
American Federation 'Of Labor tha
grand Jury also took a vote on the
question of permitting Johannsen to
leave with him and drcided that aa on
of th most laiportant witnesses In
$50.00 Tailored Suits $3S.SO
$42.50 Tailored Suits $31. SO
$37.50 Tailored Suits $27.50
$32.50 Tailored Suits $23.SO
$27.50 Tailored Suits $18.75
This SALE, like all other sales at this store, is genuine We
make no use of the word "VALUES," but every price quoted
is the marked price at which the garments have been regularly
sold. NO CHARGE FOR ALTERATIONS.
LADIES' AND MISSES'
SWEATERS
$4.00 Sweaters Now $3.35
$5.00 Sweaters Now $4.25
$6.00 Sweaters Now $5.15
$7.50 Sweaters Now $6.35
connection with th explosion ho could
not bo spared for two weeks,
FINE HERD FF FOR SHOW
V. O. Minor Sends Seren Shorthorns
After Prises at Chicago.
PENDLETON, Or., Nov. 16. (Spe
cial.) Seven head of cattle, constitut
ing Oregon's sole exhibit at the great
est livestock show in the world, passed
through Pendleton yesterday on their
way to Chicago, w"nere they will be
entered In the International Livestock
exhibition as a "breeder's young herd."
They ar Shorthorns from the fa
mous W. O. Minor herd of Heppner. Or.
They were all bred by W. O. Minor
and sired by his famous bull. Golden
Goods, considered t'ne best Shorthorn
bull In the world.
After the show these cattle will be
entered In the breeders' Shorthorn sale
and will be disposed of to the highest
bidder. It Is expected that rney will
all sell at fabulous prices and that some
of them wlU bring more than 1000
each.
MEDFORD INVITES'J. J. HILL
Kmplre Builder Asked to Help Cele
brate Railroad Completion.
MEDFORD, Or- Nor. It Speclal
Oharle A. Malboeuf, manager of the
Medford Commercial Club, telegraphed
James J. Hill this evening. Inviting him
to visit Medford and aid In celebrating
a Jim Hill day to commemorate the com
pletion of the Pacific & Eastern Railroad
from Medford to Butt Falls.
The empire builder Is expected at
Salem the latter part of the month to
First quality lenses in your frames.
First quality lenses in Alumnico frames
First quality lenses in filled frames
STAPLES, the JEWELER
tuay tn. eminent
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latest productions NO LEFT-OVERS such as are offered, by other
EVERYTHING NEW at following SPECIAL PRICES:
attend a session of the Oregon Develop
ment League, and it Is thought the Com
mercial Club's invitation will be ac
cepted. Tracklayers on the railroad reached
Butte Falls yesterday evening, and a
work train made a pioneer visit to the
settlement amid the loud hurrahs of the
Inhabitants.
POLICE SEEKING SUSPECT
Fugitive's Roommate Relates Grew
some Tale Told Him.
HOQCIAM, Wasn., Nov. 16. With D.
Domlco In the City Jail, the police of
the Northwest are trying to locate
Louis Sallasado, a Chilean, wantea ior
ih, mnwier of Ah Fook. an aged
Chinese gardener, whose butchered
body was found In the Hoquiam River
Monday morning.
I Mnm.mota Af KAllfLSadO
luui'i
told the police that the suspect showed
him a pocketbook with 300, a watch
and a revolver, taken from the dead
body of the Chinaman. Sallasado gave
him Sd or me muraerea xn&u a mvucj
payment for debt, and In reciting the
story of the crime, told how the China
man moved when the body was thrown
over the fence, and how a knife was
stuck In his throat
Prayer Week Is ObBerrcd.
w - n - a mM hnvit Em t h -
" 11 i " .
ered In the lobby of the Portland
Young Mens cnristian Mmuuu
every night this' week to Join In
.i th wmIc of Draver. Ths
speaker last night was Rev. Henry Mar
cotte pastor of Westminster Presbyter-
Ian Church. Monday nigui. a.
industrial work secretary
spoke, and Tuesday night, the address)
tss by I. B. Knoaoes. main
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glasses. Eastern prices. Best quality
of lenses, ground in my own factory,
under my own supervision. Glasses
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NEW CHINESE MEDICINE
COMPANY OPEN
neVS'rcM
i eltlxVn Wliia four year, of ace he went to China with
hi. parents snl rot a ood education In th. schools of that
Uod? Obtaining "he honors of Doctor of Mealcine. he was
P.t,?dtto pr-etle. in th. Cantos ' CjlteW d to
New York City he was president of th.
where he had uch wonderful success with
wnere
r11'"'1 , . r .m J ZZ.-Ji7lWt
Back. Jr.. of Portland, and was induced to come to Port
land and open an office. Any man. woman or child with
any InternaT external or eruptive dlw who will come to
m,- orn.e can secure free t-onnuMation and examination
If you can't call, write and E--t diagnosis sn.l remedies.
S. H. WAI JiNG CO.
801V. First, Bear Colombia.
SALE
Lingerie and Tailored
Waists, Special Prices
$2 Waists Now $1.45
S3 Waists Now $2.25
$4 Waists Now $295
$5 Waists Now $3.85
$6 Waists Now $4.75
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Rev. Edward Smith, pastor of the
Friends' Church at Lents, will speak to
night, and tomorrow night the discourse
will be by Rev. Thomas H. Walker, pas-
ELECTRIC
BAKING OVENS
Three Heats
CONTROLLED
by a turn of the switch
ALWAYS READY
No Fuel or Fire Needed
PRICE $25.00
lectric
ALDER ST.
season's
stores
T fari in o"
LJT Clothier
tor of Calvary Presbyterian Church.
There will be no meeting Saturday. The
meetings open at 7 o'clock and close at
7:30.
AT SEVENTH