Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 27, 1911, Page 6, Image 6

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Both Houses of Legislature
Order Strict Delving Into
Its Management.
;J Supporters of Bowrrmin, "hos
' Spnrh Caused Investigation,
; Eaport Kusk Men Will Whlte
iah Ioctor Fight Due.
" STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan. .
;j5re-lal.) Rigid and thorough Inreetl-
cation of the affairs and management of
!.'tf-e Oresjon Btate Insane Asylum was or
.drred by both the Senate and House in
resolutions adopted today.
The Senate adopted a resolution pro
J Tlrtlng for a committee of five mem-
I en. three from th House and two from
the Senate, while the Hotuve provided for
-a areclal coramlttre of Ave of Ita own
J members to conduct the Inquiry.
Hth resolutions Imtnirt the Investl
' iratlnir committees to make a report of
J their findings to the Legislature prior to
J I r.Iess the two nouses get together and
. decide Joint committee It Is poss-
Me an Investigation may be conducted
,by two separate committees.
Frnds of Senator Bowerman. who
'-furnished the foundation for milking the
propoflt'd inquiry, do not wl-Hi In any
way to Influence the appointment of the
' 'committees to be named, but declare
- they wMI Insist on havln only fair and
' Impartial members officiate. For this
. reason It Is not expected the Bowerman
forces will undertake to Interfere with
i the House resolution If an unprejudiced
' committee Is selected from the House
I membership by Speaker Rusk, who said
tonight he probably would name the
J committee tomorrow.
Mclner Advocacy Kxpcctcd.
There Is a surpWon among the, friends
I, ft Bowerman. however, that the House
i eommittee will favor Superintendent
Stelner. This apprehension Is based on
t the fact that Fouts. Rusk's chief Ueuten-
- ant In the House organisation, passed
I the greater pare of yesterday afternoon
at the asylum tn conference with Stelner.
; Furthermore It la charged by the Bower
'. mn followers that Influences have been
brought to bear not only on Speaker
J Kusk. but on lnd'vldual members of the
lloue. to Influence the appointment of a
', committee In the House that will be fa-
vorahle to the asylum management. If
1 the House committee Is not satisfactory
to friends of Bowerman. they propose to
? lne'st on Its replacement by the Joint
committee provided In the Senate Joint
' resolution adopted In the upper house
J today.
At any rate a final determination of the
' Investigation and the personnel of the
'. committee by which It shall be mads
promises to precipitate something; of a
? scrap In one or bottt houses.
L Nottingham's Figures Aid.
- Senator "Nottingham, who was chalr
'.man of the legislative investigating
committee, has prepared figure which
; h believes may be of use to the com-
mtttee planned for the asylum ln
' qulry.
These show the amount of money ex-
pended at the Insane Asylum for cooks
j and bakers during the last biennial
period, the total cost being $3033.70. He
has also prepared a comparative state
ment on figures submitted him by Su
perintendent James, of the penitentiary.
In which It Is shown that SlOftO was
psid for cooks and bakers at that Instl
v tut inn. Estimating on a ratio of four
to one. this being the comparative num
ber In the penitentiary and the asylum
as far as those supplied are concerned,
a total of IU20 Is shown for the pen
itentiary for this expense, or practically
half the cost at the penitentiary for
rooks and bakers as at the asylum,
based on the same number of people
A.'jlum Expense Iligb.
Senator Nottingham considers the
asylum coat particularly high, as In
mates are used In preparing vegetables
and doing other menial service of that
nature. At the penitentiary convicts
have always been used' to do ths baking,
but Superintendent James aaya he haa
never been able , to hire a first-class
cook for 10 a month, the wages paid,
but says he has succeeded In having the
cooking done in a satisfactory manner.
As a general rule, be says. It Is difficult
to secure good cooks among the con
victs. Figures on the asylum were pre
pared from the superintendent's biennial
War waged in the Senate this morn
ing over a report on a resolution by
Locke calling for a Joint investigation
of the affairs at the asylum, and ths
report was adopted only after a run
ning fire of arguments from both fac
tions, the arguments continuing for over
an hour.
l'rumpt Inquiry Wanted.
The rosin objection to the resolution
for Investigation was the nature of the
Investigation called for. Many of the
Senators declared themselves for an in
vestigation which would be thorough
and exhaustive, while on the other band
It was argued that, as specific charges
had been made on the floor of the Sen
ate as to mismanagement of affairs at
t.e asylum. It waa dua In Justice to the
the people that these charges be fully In
vestigated and a report furnished the
Legislature before It adjourned sine die.
lluti rnian. who made the Hpecltlo
charges of mismanagement against the
Asylum Superintendent, said:
"I did not charge by inference, nor In
any way. that there waa grafting at the
asylum. But I did express strongly my
views as to the wisdom of the "policy ex
ercised at the Institution anil I believe
a committee could examine ' Into these
things and report their findings. On the
other hand. S-nator Wood and the other
gentlemen who have spoken In favor of
an extensive investigation. I believe are
rig!.. There are two nVlda to delve Into
and I believe there should be an Investi
gation of all the Institutions, but I fur
ther believe that the policy of manage
ment at the asylum should be thoroughly
Investigated and a report received by
tit is session.
Aato Cited as Sample.
Kellaher made reference to the auto
mobile which the ways and means re
fused to authorise for purchase two
years ago and of the purchase subse
quently made regardless of the commit
tee's action and said thsre le reason for
the Legislature to believe that thousands
of dollars have been otherwise misap
propriated. A resolution providing for Investiga
tion of the State Board of Health. tte
llry and Food Commissioner snd State
Fish Commissioner, was reported unfa
vorably and the report was adopted.
Favorable report, with adoption, was re
ceived for a House resolution providing
for a committee to report on a system
I of auditing for the Institutions and to
' prepare a. plan for an Investigation.
Legislative Committee Goes to Scan
Proposed Asylum Site.
STATE CAPITAL. Salem, Or.. Jan. J.
rSnerlaL) Senators Chase and Bean,
and Representatives Mann. Bryant and
Bonebrake. constituting; the special
Legislative committee to Investigate
and resort uoon the site selected for
the branch asylum for the Insane at
I'endleton. left tonight for Pendleton.
An experienced engineer Is known to
have accompanied the committee, but
Its members decline to disclose his
Identity. The particular mission of the
committee Is to determine whether or
not the property purchssed by the state
for the branch Institution affords a
suitable site for building purposes.
The committee expects to conclude Its
labora and return to Salem Monday,
Initiative Measures Will Re Inter
preted. Abrame Proposes.
STATU CAPITOU Salem, Or.. Jan.
(Special.) Interpretation by the mem
bers of the Supreme Court or the legal
and constitutional meaning and effect of
all Initiative measures and a dissemina
tion of that Information among the voters
of the state prior to the election at
which such measures are to be snibmltted
to a vote, are the purposes of a bill
Introduced today by Representative
Abramsi The provisions of the bill fol
low: Section 1 tt stiall be the doty of the Sec
retary of stale befr any general or :
rial election, at which measures are to bs
submitted in the people for a decision, as
siwn as lucb measure or measure are pre
sented to him. If accompanied by a proper
number of signatures, to submit the same
to the Supremo Court of the State of Ore
gon for proper Investigation and applanation.
Section 1 it shsll be the duty of the u
preme Court of tho Ststa of Oregon to ln
veatlgata tho merits and effect of any and
all bills submllK-d bjr the Secretary of
elate for consideration and to Issue In a
conrise form an opinion as to tho legality,
constitutionality and effect of any and all
features of such blil In caso It becomes a
law. nucb opinion siisll b delivered to the
hcretary of State tolher with the bill.
ad or before such time as will enable him
to romplr with the laws now on tho statute
books, for delivery of same to State printer.
Section 1 It shall be the duty of the
Secretary of State to cause to be published
tn ofnwal pamphlet to be distributed among
trie i-csj voters or tiis state, following tns
printing of each law. the opinion of the
Supreme Court as tu the effect of such meas
ure. Such opinion to occupy not to exceed
one pn of said pamphiet. the expense of
said publication to be borne by the state.
Provided, that tn case the decision of the
Supreme Court Is that sura a law or sny
portion of such law may be unconstitu
tional, the same shall not be pieced on the
bailot. nrnnnted In the ornlal pamphlet,
but aUee"be Immediately returned to the
person woo submitted the bill.
Section 4 That all Initiative petitions
shall be filed with the Secretary of State
at least four and one-half months before
the eloctloo at whlra they are to be voted
List of .Measures Ilrought Before
House at Yesterday's Session.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. , Or.. Jan.
I- (Special. New bills were Intro
duced in the House today as follows:
II. B. 217. Chatten (by requust) kegulat
Ing ashing for salmon in Willamette at Ore
gon City.
H. tt. 313. Pierce Regulating fishing on
Kogue River and ita tributaries above Illi
nois River.
II. B. Westerlund Fixing salaries. of
Jackson County officials.
H. B. 2io. Cuuei Empowering State Beard
of Health to regulate sanitary conditions of
growing, packing, handling and sals of oy
sters and other shell flsh.
H. B. 21. Bryant Making Issuance of a
check on a bank In which maker baa no
funds a felony- ,
H. B- 2-3. Bryant Seeutbig and perpetu
ating liens upon cnattela for labor and ma
terials expended thereon by liverymen, feed
dealers and common carriers.
H. tt. 23. Clyde Establishing labor em
ployment agencies throughout the state.
H. B. -.4. tilll Providing method by
which counties mar issue bonds and war
rants for permanent roads.
H. B. 224. Hackled Conferring on rill
road corporations the right to appropriate
rlxht of way through passes and canyons.
11. B. 220. Ol 1 1 f rohlbitlng sale of liquor
within one mile of college or university in
unlncorporstcd towns.
H. B 22T. Fouts ny request) Creating
Judge of Juvenile Court In Portland at sal
arv of H'".
B. B. 2-,S. Clemens Prohibiting any one
not a member to wear or display badge or
button of sny order or society.
It B. 22u. Bal Providing method for
annexing additional territory to the boun
daries of any municipal corporation desig
nated aa a port. .
1L B 230. Mariner Confsrrlng on the
State Engineer supervisory control pertain
ing to the construction of state aid and
certain other roads. .
H. B. 2.11. Fouts Placing regulation of
public utilities of stste, save cities and
towns making own regulations, under con
trol of Railroad Commission.
H. B 2J2, Belknap and Thompson Mak
Inc It a crime to deposit refuse matter In
or pollute the waters of the Deschutes
BHr'B. 181. Thompson Confirming title te
Jrxooo scree of swamp land ia the Warner
Valley Stock Company.
H B 24. Peterson (by request) Giving
te the United Statea and the state power to
provide for granting rights of way over
stste landa for ditches, canals, flumes and
H. B. 213. Reynolds (by request) Pro
tecting the ginseng Industry and requiring
inspection of all seed or root stock.
II B. 2M. Abrams Authorising Supreme
Court to prepare concise statement string
legal and constitutional meaning of all Ini
tiative measures proposed, same to be pub
lished before election.
H B. 2oT. Ambrose Authorising county
courts to make levy of not to exceed one
balf of 1 mill for establishing snd main
taining county libraries.
H. B. 3BS. Miller of columbut Prohibiting
sale of liquor within one mile of a college
or university la aa unincorporated town.
H B. 23. Thompson Confirming the title
to certain swamp lands In the grantees of
the State Lead Board. ...
H. B. 240. Brownhlll Providing for pub
lication In newspapers of all laws passed at
general and special sessions of Legislature.
Seven Senate Measures Are Among
Tltose Agreed Vpon.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan. It.
(Special) The following bills wrere
passed by the House today:
H. B. 1. Llbby Providing severe pen
alties for persons convicted of white
slave traffic.
H. B. 102. Miller or coiumDia regu
lating return of liquor llcenso money
.(..nn.itad with County Court when li
cense Is refused.
H. B. 110. Chambers rroiecung
crabs in Lincoln County.
II b. IS. Abbott Making an addi
tional appropriation of S20.000 annually
for topographic maps and surveys in
k R 2. Hawler Providing for re
cording names of farms.
S. B. 10. Malarkey .Requiring nus
band and wife to Join in petition for
adoption of a child.
S. B. T. Oliver Fixing terms Of
court. Tenth Judicial District.
S. B. ST. Nottingham Permits me
chanics' liens to be enforced against
S. B. 5J. McCuIloch Fixing terms of
Circuit Court In Eighth Judicial Dis
trict. . .
S. B. 26. Oliver Providing method
for proving official documents.
a a 7 r cr- Trohlhlt insr sale
and use of giant and cannon firecrack
ers more than x l-z incnes in lengtn
and (-1 inch In diameter.
House Bars Floor-Lobbying.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan.
2C (Special.) Lobbying by all persons
on the floor of the House is positively
prohibited while the House Is In ses
sion by the terms of Representative
llahoney's resolution which was adopted
today. The Sergeant-at-artns is author
ised to enforce the resolution.
Sharp Investigation of Militia
of Washington Is Plan
of Lower House.
Legislature Ratifies Amendment to
Constitution Anti-Noise- BUI I
Killed Charges Against
Soldiery Are Grave.
OLTMPIA.Waeh.. Jan. it.; (Special)
Both bodies of the Washington Leg
islature today ratified the amendment
to the Constitution of the United States
as submitted to the several; states, pro
viding for an Income tax.
The House postponed Indefinitely the
bill rotating; to the abolishment of cap
ital punishment.
The Senate passed a bill regulating
the conduct of courts not of record.
The Senate adopted resolutions rati
fying the purchase of the steel bridge
across the Columbia River at Wenat
chee for $126,000.
The House passed a concurrent reso
lution demanding a complete Investiga
tion of the National Ouard.
The sensation of the day was sprung
In the House late In the afternoon
when Representative Ooss of King In
troduced a resolution calling for an In
vestigation of the affairs of the State
Militia. Its officers and all departments
connected with the Guard.
Buchanan of Spokane opposed the
procedure on the ground that all pre
vious Investigating committees had cre
ated large expenses In their work with
out giving satisfactory results and that
tho proposed Investigation would result
In a "whitewash, with an additional
expense Incurred."
Inquiry Is Ordered.
TK.r. was Ktit little nnnosltlon. hOW-
ever, to the resolution and It passed
almost unanimously.
"There seems to be no question that
..H,tinn Af th- National
Guard of this state Is in a disrupted
and unsettled condition." said Goss.
"This Is due primarily to political
factions within the organisation, cau.-
ln- . Vi Malvnatlnn of some of the best
officers and men and throug personal
prejudice others nave peon remuveu r
bltrarily and without cause.
"There Is good reason to believe that
... k-h.i Irres-ularltles In the
conduct of the affairs of the militia. We
have been unable to have the books
and records of the officers Investigated,
although various attempts have been
made to do so.
Five to Probe Guard.
The resolution provides that the com
mittee Include two members of the
Senate and three of the House and that
a complete Investigation be made and
report be submitted to both bodies of
the Legislature as sarly as possible.
Reeves Aylmore and Jack Sullivan, an
attorney, have filed charges with' the
House, declaring that the Adjutant
General Is not legally In possession of
his office as he bad been detailed from
the retired list; that the funds appro
priated by the Legislature have not
been properly cared for; that Adjutants-General
received state funds., upon
blanket warrants whlcn have been
placed to their private bank accounts
and paid out on their personal checks,
and aa a result of this system many
men enlisted and later withdrawn have
not received their pay, the fund accru
ing to the benefit .of the Adjutant
General; that fully one-half of the en
listed men are allowing their enlist
ments to terminate on account of the
demoralized state of affairs.
Abolishment Seems Probable.
In discussing the subject many mem
bers of the House decried the efforts
of some of the legislators to procure
appropriations for new armorlea In
different parts of the state. It now
seems that the Sentts will concur with
the House on the question, and it Is
not unlikely that the National Guard
In this state will be put out of business
In the Senate this morning the con
duct of Judges of courts not of record
and police court lawyers was the sub
ject that consumed the whole session.
When the bill providing for punish
ment of Judges guilty of using unfit
and improper language was placed on
final passage. Rosenhaupt of Spokane,
who fathered the measure, moved that
it be put to a vote Immediately. In
support of the bill he said:
"There Is no doubt that the deport
ment of the judges of some of the low
er courts can be greatly improved.
Bulldozing and browbeating methods
have often been resorted to when c-
eused persona have been brought before
the bar. This haa happened in the
courts in Spokane that are not of rec
ord and I am sure it has happened at
other places.
Vpbraidlng Is Condemned.
"It Is time that the code of ethics
he established In these courts. Instead
of a Police Court Judge upbraiding
prtaoners In vile language. I think he
should be a mentor end look after the
moral side of these poor creatures,
probation is better than condemna
tion." Nichols of King objected to the
measure on the ground that it provided
for an unreasonably severe punish
ment and believed It should be modi-
fled by making the penalty a misde
meanor Instead of a gross misdemeanor,
which Implied penal p inlshment.
. After some discussion, the bill wss
amended and passed by a vote of 27
to 11.
Resolution Providing Aid to Execu
tive Is Adopted.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan. 2S.
(Special.) The House today adopted Sen
ator Calkins' joint resolution proposing
a constitutional amendment providing
for a Lieutenant-Governor. Before doing
so the House adopted an amendment pro
viding that the Speaker of the House
of Representatives snail be next in tne
order of succession to the Governor's
?hair. In event of death, absence from
the state or disability, after the Lieutenant-Governor
and president of the
Senate has served.
As amended, the resolution win be re
turned to the Senate for its concurrence.
The resolution will be submitted to the
people of the state In the general elec
tion In Novmber, 1912.
B1I1 Compels Officials to Turn Bal
ances Over to Treasurer.
STATE CAPITOl. ' Salem. Or.. Jan.
28. (Special.) Under a bill that oper
ates In conjunction with the bill re
quiring the Secretary of State to pass on
all vouchers and audit all accounts, pro
vision is made that all commissions,
boards, corporations or any other state
organization having power to disburse
state funds, shall turn over all such un
expended money to the State Treasurer.
This money is to be credited to the
commission or board handing it over,
and shall thereafter transfer the same
only upon a warrant drawn by the Sec
retary of State. -
Preparation of the bill was largely ac
tuated by the alleged conditions of the
State Dairy and Food Commission,
funds for that commission being In the
hands of the State Treasurer but be
ing drawn upon immediately by the
commissioner without a warrant from
the secretary.
List of Measures Introduced at Ses
sion of Yesterday.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or.. Jan. !.
(Special.) New bills were Introduced
In the Senate today aa follows:
5. B. 107. substltuta for S. B. 46 Relat
ing to the advance publication of Supreme
Court reporta,
8. B. 163. by McCuIloch Providing for a
parole board consisting of three members.
6. B. 189. by Albee Causing timetables
to be published in newspapers of towns
where railroad stations are located.
8. B. 170, by Bean Relating to ths serv
ice of summons.
B. B. 171. br Bean Amending the trade
mark regUitratloa law.
8. B. 173, by Nottingham Providing no
ltrae or sulphur of specltlo gravity less than
80 degreei be sold for spraying purposes.
8. . 174. by Dlmiek Providing for de
positing with Stale Treasurer excess of state
S. B. 175. by Barrett of Washington Pro
viding for conveying water along public
8. B. 178. by Miller Providing for crea
tion of drainage districts.
8. B. 177. by atalarkey Making unknown
heirs subject of suit. ....
8. B. 178. by Joseph Allowing County
Courts In counties of over 60.000 popula
tion to ajd agricultural fairs and associa-
U"B. 179. by Joseph Providing fer bonds
for those entering Into contracts with state
to build or repair public buildings.
8 B. 180. by Blnnoit Naming terms or
County Court in Waaoo County.
So Ion s to Ask Sportsmen.
9TATD CAPITOL. Salem, Or., Jan. 2&
(Special.) Sportsmen of the state are in
vited to appear before a Joint meeting
of the game committee next Tuesday
night, when legislation affecting the
game Interests of the state will be con
sidered. Most important of these meas
ures Is the bill which proposes the crea
tion of a State Board of Fish and Game
Commissioners, which shall have full
charge of the fish and game Interests of
the state and empowered" to enforce all
of the laws pertaining to the same.
Bill Provides Taroic Board.
STATE CAriTOL. Salem, Or., Jan. S6
(Special.) Under the provisions of a bill
introduced by Senator McCuIloch this
afternoon, a parole Is created and in all
cases where It Is discretionary to use
the Indeterminate sentence at the pres
ent time the bill provide that this shsll
be mandatory. The bill is fathered by
Governor West. The parole board Is to
consist of the Superintendent of the Pen
itentiary and two other members to be
appointed by the Governor.
Crawford to Ask for Collector.
STIVTB CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Jan. 26.
(Special.) Attorney-General Crawford. In
a House Joint resolution to be Introduced
tomorrow, will ask the Legislature to
authorize him to enter into a contract
with a Washington attorney to assist In
collecting for the State of Oregon a bal
ance of about 170,000 due the state for
Civil War claims.
Several Lawmakers Favor $100,000
for Celebration and Demand
26. (Special.) Allow but $25,000 for, the
Astoria Centennial celebration Instead of
$100,000, as asked in Lester's Senate bill
reported back with the decrease, created
a storm of opposition from many of the
Senators this morning and the report
was finally recommitted with the in
structions that $100,000 be incorporated
as the appropriation. ,
Joseph urged a larger appropriation,
declaring It the best possible chance
for advertising the Columbia River and
showing the necessity of a deeper har
bor. Dimlck protested that it would be
a poor precedent to establish, in chang
ing the report of the ways and means
committee. Joseph Insisted that the
Senator from Clackamas was wrong in
bis attitude.
"Clackamas County seems to object to
every appropriation." he said, '.'and I
suppose if we appropriated $5 to pur
chase a rake with which to rake the
rrtoss from the backs of our Clackamas
friends they would raise a howl."
Dimlck aald he could see In the ar
guments of Joseph that the bill was
mainly In behalf of Portland and deep
water. Oliver. Locke and McCuIloch all
spoke In behalf of the bill.
Young Woman Is Dismissed After
Protracted Refusal.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or.. Jan. 26.
(Special.) The dismissal of two
young women clerks In the House al
most upset the Legislature. One of the
clerks accepted her dismissal without
protest and quit.
Relying on the assurance of one or
the Representatives who aided In se
curing her the place, the other young
woman refused to resign snd continued
In her position. She maintained this
attitude of defiance until today, when
Chief Clerk Corey, of the Secretary of
State's office, ordered here peremptorily
out of the building. She then ceased
frequenting the legislative halls In the
performance of her work.
Representative Fouts is reported to
have Interceded for one of the girls
the one Anally dismissed today. Fouts
has threatened o take, the matter to
the floor of the House, but It Is under
stood that the threat will not be exe
cuted. Oil-Palntlngs of Two Asked.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or., Jan.
26. (Special.) Through the adoption of
a House concurrent resolution. Intro
duced by the resolutions committee, tho
House today approved the purchase by
the state of oil portraits of ex-Governor
Benson and ex-Acting-Govemor Bower
man. to be exhibited In either the Housi
or Senate chambers. The resolution
goes to the Senate for Its favorable ac
tion before the paintings will be or
dered. House Passes White Slave Bill.
STATE CAPITOL,. Salem, Or., Jan.
26. (Special.) Without a dissenting
vote the House this morning passed
Representative Libby's bill Imposing se
vere penalties on persons convicted of
engaging in the white slave traffic.
The bill provides for fines ranging from
$100 to $10,000 snd for Imprisonment of
from one year to ten years.
Malarkey Caustic in Reply to
Newspaper Attack.
Senator Says Pnblic Service Bill Is
Opposed Chiefly by Those
Who Want Separate Com
mission for Portland.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or., Jan. 26.
tSpeciaL) Rising to a point of personal
privilege In the Senate this morning.
Senator Malarkey, of Portland, attacked
what he termed unreliable and vicious
newspapers, and repudiated tho asser
tions made against him in the Portland
Dally News of Tuesday, untlor the bead
line, "Is Dan Malarkey a Traitor?"
Incidentally, he placed wUi Jonathan
Bourne some of the animus of the ar
ticle, declar'ng, "I know that the man
who serves In the Legislature today and
raises his voice against ths 'Lord's
annotated' who sits back In Washington,
must become a victim of his bitter
Senator Malarkey said:
"I am not so new in public life as to
be thin-skinned. He who aspires to servo
the public fearlessly and without favor
Is liable to become the target of the
Irresponsible and blackmailing news
paper reporter and the victim of tho
vicious and lying newspaper. Inasmuch
as these and similar lies have been re
ported In the press and have been spread
about through the Senate chamber in an
attempt to influence the Senators against
the public service corporation bill which
I have Introduced, I take this occasion,
and I deem It my duty to explain to the
Senators the position in whioh I notv
Bill Is Well Considered.
"The article deolared that I had been
In conference for three hours with Presi
dent Josselyn, of the Portland Railway,
Light 4 Power Company, at the rooms
of the Portland Commercial Club, and
by' strong Insinuation and Inference In
timated that I was working hand and
glove with the corporate interests to se
cure the passage of this bill. That Mil
was framed by Railroad Comraijsionir
Altchlson. )n many conferences with me,
after leading authorities had been looked
Into and after I had conferred many
times with Governtr West, formerly a
member of the State Railroad Commis
sion. It s framed after the laws of
Wisconsin nnd New York. So far as I
know it has its only cpposltion among
those who sie In favor of glvl"g to
Portland a-Public Service Commission
of its own. The only reason I can see
why these patriotic citizens of Portland
should desire that city to have a com
mission of her own Is that they are will
ing to serve the people of Portland at
the rate of $5000 per annum. There Is
only one way to regulate public service
corporations properly and that Is In line
with a state-wide policy.
Portland Railway Opposed.
"I am not talking here from a feeling
of petty pride. But I say that tho ar
ticle In the newspaper mentioned was
inspired by persons who knew that the
statements were false, and an attempt
was made to make me appear as aiding
corpora'-ions 'by this measure, when, In
fact, I know that Franklin T. Griffith, of
the Portland Railway, L'ght & Power
Company, has asked for a personal hear
ing before the committee on railroads
that he might urge objections to the bill.
The statement in that newspaper was a
malicious, deliberate and an entire false
hood. I have never at any time or at
any place been In conference with any
member of any public service corpora
tion for three hours or for three seconds
on a question relative to public service
corporation bills.
"I believe the reporter knew he lied
when he wrote the article: the publisher
knew he lied when he published it and the
men who Inspired It knew that they lied
when they Inspired It. When Josselyn,
Griffith or any other public service cor
poration man wishes to confer with me
on any question concerning his corpora
tion and comes to my seat in the Senate
or to my office for a respectful discussion
of anything whatsoever, they will be
granted an interview. The time Is past
when legislators should be afra'd of
meeting public service men on a common
ground, and I am not afraid of it."
Fouts Offers Opposing Bill.
Solution of the public service commis
sion question was further complicated to
day through the introduction of another
bill on the eubject by Foute, of Multno
mah. In its principal provisions the bill
Is identical to that of the Malarkey bill
in the Senate. It differs essentially from
the Senate bill, however, in that It pro
poses to give to the railroad commtepion
the regulation of public utility corpora
tions throughout the state, except where
incorporated towns have or may pre
scribe regulations for the' control of
such corporations. The real effect snd
probable purpose of the bill la, If possible,
to displace the Malarkey measure, which
provides for statewide regulation of pub
lic service concerns. This would be In
the lntrest of the initiative bill for the
"I had been given
up to die by three
of our best doctors,
I could not stand it to be on my
feet and I was so swelled in the
sbdomen I could hardly breathe.
But thanks to Dr. Miles' Heart
Remedy and Nervine I am able to
be about the streets, a walking ad
vertisement of the curative qual
ities of your remedies, although I
am 70 years old." -
John R. Cochran,
Lewistown, III.
Better" than any statement we
could make regarding the value of
Dr. Miles Heart Remedy
are these words of Mr. Cochran.
He speaks vfrom experience, the
highest possible source of knowl
edge. If you have any of the .
signs of a weak heart, such as
pain in the left shoulder or arm,
fainting and hungry spells, short
ness of breath, smothering spells,
fluttering or palpitation of the heart,
you need
Dr. Miles Heart Remedy
which for over twenty years has
been recognized as the best prepa
ration of its kind to be had.
Sold under guarantee assuring the
return of the price of the firing bottle If it
fails to benefit. AT ALL DRUGGISTS.
MILES MEDICAL. CO.. Elkhart. Ind.
Any Piano Sold at Our Factory-Cost Sale, if by Any Mis
fortune It Had to Be Disposed Of, Would Bring More
Money After Five Years' Use, Second-Handed, Than
We at This Sale Are Now Selling It For You Can't
Lose. j
Don't Be Bluffed or Misled by "Puzzle Contest" Sales,
"Fire Sales" or "Thousand -Dollar Challenges."
We've Got the Goods, New Goods, and Better Goods,
for Half the Price, at 361 Morrison.
We -want takers at once for about
30 fine pianos, at less than half their
actual retail selling price. Actual fac
tory wholesale cost will take any pi
and in this store.
This will make the $400 piano cost
tho buyer but $195 and the $300
piano $160 Our $450 piano $215
Our $500 fancy cabinet grand only
$235. And our $600 concert upright
grand in massive exhibition (art
style) case for $295 and this is one
of the costliest and finest pianos pro
duced in any factory.
Who ever pays more than $295 for
any- piano in npright form, pays
somebody a profit. We don't care
who made it, or -what it's made of,
where it comes from, or what its name
is. $295 will build the best upright
piano of anybody's make.
You don't have to pay any more
than $295 for our finest upright con
cert grand piano' at this sale, and it
is in every particular the peer of any
$600 piano sold in this city No mat
ter how old a name its got,, jor how
you spell it.
The "Cote" piano is built of the
finest materials, and by the best
skilled workmen, and will last a life
time. We build these pianos in our
own factory at Fall River, Mass.,
where we build. 10,000 pianos a year,
and we don't believe anybody can
build them any better.
A careful examination "'of our
pianos will convince anyone not preju
diced in favor of some "pet name"
that the "Cote" piano bears out all
we claim for it, and we claim every
thing that is musical, durable, prac
tical and good in high-grade modern
piano building and we guarantee it
Look in "Bradstreet" or "Dunn"
and see if you think our guarantee is
Don't judge the value of a "Cote"
piano by the prices we are selling at
here in this forced sale of wholesale
cost, but by its retail prices which are
established everywhere they are han
dled, and which are printed und,er the
cut of each style ik our catalogue, and
at which prices they, sell throughout
the East, wherever handled, and which
will be found more than double the
regulation of these corporations In Port
land and which will be submitted to the
voters of that city next June.
Frequent conferences between Fouts
and Senator Kellaher, who has been
active In promoting the bill providing for
puch a commission in Portland, Is taken
to be conclusive evidence that the Fonts
bill In the House Is only a move on the
part of the opponents of Malarkeys bill
to bring about the possible defeat of the
latter measure.
Senate President Apologizes for
"Stolen-BlU" Assertion.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or., Jan.
26. (Special.) President Selling, from
his seat at the opening of the Senate
this morning, called attention to a let
ter he had Just received from John Mo-
mum ii ij WW.MU'I
' Last Week of The
One of these
to one 01
more to
Skidmore's Beijzoin 1
Almond Cream'S 23c.
One of the most effective and delightful preparations made for rellevir
chapped hands and rough skin caused
for after shaving. Made and guaranteed pure by the Skidmore Drug
Co. 1 bottle 754, 60c size 23S 25c size...
Epsom Salts, 1-lb. pkg 4
Rochelle Salt..5S 9S 17
Boric Acid, pkg. .6c4 and 18c4
Castor Oil, bot. . and 18
Senna Leaves.. 3S 5S 14J
prices we are asking for any style in
this sale to close out quickly.
What more can we say than has
been said? What more can we do
than has been donet We have more
than cut the prices in two We have
plainly told all the facts We have
invited, in fact urged, the heads of
pianoless homes to come in here and
see these unprecedented bargains. We
can't ":idnap" you, or yank you in
here by the hair to see these pianos.
We can only through printer's ink
invite you.
It seems rather distressing to know
that we, in this sale, are throwing the
public a "lifeline" so far as pianos
are concerned and they can't see it,
or don't know it, and are still run
ning around town grabbing at straws,
or procrastinating till time swallows
up their only chance to feather their
nest with a piano without lining some
retail dealer's pocket with twice the
wholesale cost of a piano.
Don't couple this square deal with
the many meaningless "hurrah" pi
ano sales that are constantly being
sprung at the public here by first
one dealer and then another, under
varied excuses too numerous to men
tion, till the public ( has no faith in
riease separate us from that bunch
long enough to do us the fairness,
and yourself the justice, to step into
our wareroom corner of Park and
Morrison and see what a fine piano
the "Cote" is, and what we've got to
offer; and if you're but remotely
interested, I'm sure there'll be some
thing , doing. You 11 firid this no
"bunco game," but new pianos, good
and fine, and for less money than you
could buy a half-way decent-looking
piano from the "second-hand jnnk"
others are trying to work off against
the factory wholesale prices of our
new pianos of superior grade.
We are ready and willing to save all
prospective piano-buyers more than
half their piano money, and are ready
to prove it with the goods Give us a
chance. - '
361 Morrison St.
Cue, a Representative from Clatsop In
the last session of the Legislature,' in
which MoCue refuted statements made
by Selling before committee ttlat Mc
Cue had stolen the sailors' boarding
house bill and retained It In his pos
session. The letter received by President Sell
ing was the same that appeared In The
Oregonlan of yesterday and the fol
lowing reply was read to the Senate
by President Selling and posted:
Aniweiinir your favor of the 28th int.,
when I made the tatement last week con
cerning you. in connection with the so-called
tailor boardinir-hoirae bill, I believed It was
true. Since you advise me I was mistaken.
I cheerfully make the correction and ten
der you herewith my apology and sincerely
reKret that any Injustice was done you.
It la. however, a fact that about mid
night of the last day of the last session,
vou took what you claimed was the bill
from your pocket and showed It to me and
said: "What are you going to do about it?"
or words of similar Import.
IV ITXU1.I"1,-,'.,.'I I'i
Plates Free
rchase of 50c or more (patent
excepted) entitles a customer
these olates. They are free from
i or of anv sort. Only a few day
get free souvenir plates. .:: :: ::
Toilel Soap, the Dozen . 38c
Packer's Tar Soap, cake . 15c
Trana Glycerine Soap, each' 8c
Woodbury's Soap, the cike . 8c
Grandpa's Tar Soap, 4jt and 7c
Colgate's Shaving Cake; ... 5c
by raw winds. A splendid lotion
Lyon's Tooth Powder. ...15
Eoae Tooth Powder 8 J
Pompeiian Cream, jar 33c
Listerine 17?, 33S 66
Frostillv bottle. .14