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tiie Monyiyo oregoxiax Monday, march a, ion.
STIRS SALEM FOLK
If He Vetoes Oregon Electrio
Franchise, Recall Will Be
COUNCIL TO ACT TONIGHT
I-arhmand's Blow to Salem. Fall
City A Western Permit Will
Coin I Wore City Father.
Citl'sen Deeply Intereated.
SALEV. " Or. March i. (Special)
With aeaertlona being freely road that
recall petition will ba circulated If
Mayor Laehmund vetoes the" franchise
out of the city aouth (or the Oregon
Electric: with tha Mayor veto of tha
Palem, Fall City Waatarn'a franchise
Into tha city from tha weat comlni up
for conalileratlon before tha Council
tomorrow night, and with tha proposed
Oregon Electrio franchise also coming
tip for tha first time before that body
at the same meeting, tba city la keenly
watching tha outcome of a situation
that haa developed tenae feeling here.
Laehmund ta quoted aa harlne Inti
mated that he may veto the Oregon
Electric franchise when tha time comes,
but haa made no positive statement
publicly to this effect.
The franchise will probably call for
a right of way westerly from the com
pany's present terminus at Mill atreet
to the Willamette River alough and
thence aouth out of the city. It la re
ported that one of the plana for tha
Oregon Electrio la trestle across tha
west half of tha city, with overhead
track at the Commsrclal -street cross
ing. Much Property Involved.
Much valuable property will probably
be covered by the company's tracks and
trestle work If this plan proves to ba
the ona adopted by the company.
Tomorrow night the Council chamber
will be packed to tha doors by those
who are Interested In watching what
action will be taken toward the Mayor's
veto of tha Salem. Falls City Weat
rn franchise. From what can now be
gathered. It Is practically s Mured that
the Council will pass over tha head of
Considerable feeling agalnat the
franchise la expressed by those resid
ing along Union atreet. where It would
allow tha road to operate, but all of
tha residents in that atreet are by no
means opposed, while the balance of
tha city Is practically a unit In de
manding that tha road ba allowed to
enter tha limits and follow the route
aa mapped out along Union street to
Capitol and thence northerly, with
probably aa eventual route to Silver
ton. Mayor Attitude Criticised.
Mayor Lacbmund'a attitude ha met
with severe criticism from a great
number of people and It la doubtful If
the Council will fly in the face of thla
At tha same time, a number of well
known citizens have made the state
ment that if Mr. Laehmund pursues tha
same policy with tha Oregon Electrio
that ha haa with tha Salem. Fall City
Western, they will tak step to cir
culate recall petitions and place the
matter up to a vote of the people of
Salem to determine whether the ma
jority of citizen will sanction such an
EXTENSION WORK RESUMED
JAne Out From Natron to Be la Op
eration to Lowell by April.
ECGEXE. Or, March B. (Special.)
Work waa resumed yesterday on tha
Natron extension of the Southern Pa
cific, a crew of men beginning lay
ing rails out from Natron. Tha track
layers crew waa taken off In November
on account of bad weather, and only
small gangs of men have been at work
during the Winter. With" favorable
weather it la expected that trains will
be running Into Lowell by April 30.
and to Oak ridge, the end of the present
contracts, by the middle of August.
The work will be delayed to some ex
tent by many slides that have almost
obliterated the right of way between
Natron and Oakrtdge. but the erew ex
Tecta to lay an average of 2000 feet of
track per day. Two of the three tun
nels have been completed, and the big
:;o-foot tunnel at North Fork will b
finished In about alx weeks.
MAN KICKS AT DOG; FALLS
Wrath Caneed by Canine" A I most Re
sults In Fatality.
PALEM. Or. March , Special. An
ineffectual attempt by Harry Holme to
kick a dog thla afternoon nearly resulted
In a fatality. Holmes was on the steel
bride croasJng the Willamette River
Into Polk County when a dog that wa
trotting by aroused his wrath, and wttn
all his fore ha kicked at the animal.
Tha dog was too quick forhlra. bow
ever, and Holmes slipped, falling with
great fore against a portion of the steel
structural work. A gash several Inches
long waa cut In the top of h's scalp
and he waa rendered unconscious. ' He
waa taken to a local hospital where be
received medical treatment. He will
survive. Holmes la employed aa a lather
and Uvea at the Florence Hotel.
Linn County yesterday with a mem
bership Including renresentattvee from
almoat all of the subordinate grange
In Linn County. The meeting for or
ganization wa held at the hall of
Grand Prairie Grange. No. 10. near
thla city and the Pomona Grange waa
Instituted and Installed "by Past State
Master B. O. Leedy. of Corrallla.
Tha first officer of the new organi
sation wera elected and Installed as
follows: Master. A. C. Miller, of West
ern Star Grange, near Albany; over
Beer. J. H. Scott, of Tangent Grange;
lecturer. Winifred Ohllng. of Western
Star Grange, near Albany: steward. H.
C Harris, of Crowfoot Grange, near
Lebanon: assistant steward. Ira Custer,
of Morning Star Grange, near Albany:
chaplain. L. F. Markham. of Grand
Prairie Grange, near Albany: treaaurer.
H. C Powell, of Harmony Grange, of
Santlam: secretary. F. M. Mitchell, of
Grand Prairie Grange, near Albany;
gatekeeper. D. F. Newland. of Ash
ttwale Grange, near Brownsville: Ceres.
Maggie L. Rlsley. of Falrmount
Grange, of North Albany: Pomona. Car
rie Busaard, of Falrmount Grange, of
North Albany: Flora, Amy Sturtevant,
of Crowfoot Grange, near Lebanon;
ladv assistant steward. Mrs. E. K.
Allen, of Tangent Grange: executive
VAJICOITER PARISH PRIEST
7 - - .
V . ' ,
BRICK CHURCH IS PLANNED
Irebjterlana at Albany May Move
to Different Site.
ALBAXT. Or, March . Special.)
The congregation of tha First Presby
terian Church of Albany will probably
sell the site of the present church at
the southwest corner of Fifth .and
Broadalbln streets and erect the big
brick church which will ba constructed
thla Summer In a new location. Tha
site of the new church will be deter
mined upon at a meeting to ba held
A plan tm now under discussion to
una a corner of the Albany College
campus, at the southeast corner of
Mnth and Ferry streets, for this pur
pose. Tha new First Presbyterian
Church will ba tha first brick church in
ORGANIZE POMONA GRANGE
Representatives From Linn Subordi
nate Granges Elect.
ALBAXT. Or- March t. (Special.)
A Pomona Grang waa organized In
; . i
Rev. rather Fells Tervrflgaea.
VANCOUVER. Wash, March 5.
(Special.) Rev. Father Felix
Verwllghen, parish priest of St.
James' Catholic Church of Van
couver, who baa been appointed
vicar-general of the diocese, com
prising the entire State of Wash
ington, said today: "I was not
expecting, nor did' I ask for tha
appointment which ha been
given me. I am aura I wa aa
much surprised as any one when
I wa Informed that Bishop 0De
bad appointed me vIcar-generaL"
Father Verwllghen will con
tinue to reside in this parish, and
continue his duties here.
committee E. R. Allen, of Tangent
Grange: D. Buasard. of Falrmount
Grange, of North Albany; and Sol Llnd-
ley, of Crowfoot Grange, near Lebanon.
BOSTON TO BE TESTED
IF 6CCCESSFTL- CRUISER WILL
EE SEXT TO PORTLAND.
Warship to Be Tried on Drydock in
Seattle Before Being Turned
Over to Naval Militia.
SEATTLE. Wash., March 5 .(Spe
cial.) The cruiser Boston, which I
undergoing repairs at the Navy-Yard
preparatory to being turned over to the
Naval Militia of Oregon, will undergo
a dock trial next Tuesday, when her
engine will be turned over by steam
for tha first time in about five years.
If tha dock trial prove that the en
gines are In fair condition, tha Boa
ton will make tha trip to Portland un
der her own steam, and will be fitted
up ao that abe can take the Oregon
Naval Militia on periodic cruise.
The Navy Department has appropri
ated 115.000 for repairing tha Boston.
In addition to supplying the training
hip. tha Navy Department will furnish
uniforms, small arms, ammunition and
coal to the Oregon militiamen. The
Boston will ba fitted up aa an armory
and drill ship.
The Navy Department baa also au
thorised tha expenditure of lli.000 In
fitting up tha gunboat Concord for duty
as a training ahip and armory. In caae
tha Legislature of this state makea
provision for tha Washington organ
ization. FIRE BLIGHT REAL MENACE
Pathologist Warn Growers Against
EUGENE Or- March E. (Special.)
Thre lecture were delivered yester
day before tha Eugene Fruit Growers
Association by member of tha faculty
of the Oregon Agricultural College.
The subjects treated were walnut cul
ture, tire blight, and apple culture. Th
speaker were Professor A. I Lewi
and Professor II. S. Jackson, plant
pathologist. Professor Jackson sound
ed a warning against fire blight, de
claring that It waa on of th worst
foea of th apple or pear grower, and
waa on the Increase in Oregon and
might ba expected to appear In all
parte of the state within a short time
unless adequate step wera taken to
prevent its spread. H especially,
warned fruit growera to atudy the'
blight thoroughly and to know its
symptoms under all conditions. II
said that the history of fire blight In
fruit districts was that the greatest
loss occurred where growers did not
know the disease.
Professor Jackson said he thought 10
acre too small a tract for a family,
considering 40 acres about th right
slse. as this would give spac for fruit
and also for truck garden and chick
ens. Asylum Epidemic Stamped Out.
SALEM. Or- March . (Special.) Vir
tually all fear of the diphtheria Infection
spreading further at the asylum 1 now
over, according to Superintendent Stel
ner. Ther ar still Ave cases at the
institution, three of them being women
and the other two men. The men are
convalescent and will be released from
quarantine in a day or two. while th
women ar reported to b well on th
road to recovery.
Wonld-Be Suicide Still Lives.
SALEM. Or- March , (Special.) Mrs.
Carrie Reeves, who attempted to commit
suicide yesterday. Is still alive, but It 1
eald that there Is no hop of bcr surviving.
Code Commission Contends
Coast Business Governed
in Bay City.
GENERAL RULES ARE CITED
Denial That Fire Insurance Busi
ness In Oregon, Washington and
California Is TJnder Monop
oly Given Refutation.
at vuB-i TC- ,Vi afarca I. (Fp-
LclaX) Charge hav been made fre
quently mat mere wa u -trust."
with office in San Francisco,
which controlled the Are insurance busi
ness of the Pacific Coast Thla haa been
denied by San Francisco insurance men
with great vehemence during tb past
two years, wniie -Commission
ha been working on the
code now before the Legislature. It
waa well known, however, that the
commission had in It possession a copy
of the constitution and general rules
of the Board of Fire Underwriters of
the Pacific for some months past. The
San Francisco men denied tin. exist
ence of such rules.
Now that the code Is practically
passed, the commission is willing to
make public certain paragraphs which,
they contend, show there has been
such a combination. The book from
which tha following rulea are taken
bears the date of Jon 13. 130S. Th
board ha denied the existence of any
agreement or jurisdiction over the
Stat of Washington sine 190S. at
which time an action was brought
against tbem by the Southwestern Lum
bermen' Association for violation of
the anti-compact law of this state.
In article 1 of the constitution It la
provided that "Memberahip hall con
sist exclusively of such fire insurance
companies as through a principal rep
resentative shall have signed this con
stitution. Such signature shall bind
tha company a to Its operations
throughout the Jurisdiction of the
Exclusive Control Is Desire.
Tha effort to obtain exclusive control
of insurance 'a shown by article (:
"No member of this board or its rep
resentatives In any capacity shall place
with or accept from a company not a
member of thla board any business,
whether by reinsurance or otherwise,
except at full board rate, and In com
pliance with all board rules."
Authority of the executive committee
"The executive committee shall have
power to supervise all salaried officers
of the board and to appoint and remove
district secretaries, surveyors, and other
employes and to fix their compen
sation." The effort to stifle competition is
shown by further quotation from rule
2. as folio-.:
"Th executive committee shall pre
sent for the consideration of the board
such measures as it may cor.sider prac
ticable and efficient for the protection
of Interests of members threatened by
competition from companies not mem
bers of th board, or relating to other
matters of Importance to Its members."
A committee on legislation Is pro
vided for In rule S, to consist of th
president and other representatives of
members to ba appointed annually by
Intent Is to Fix Rates.
The rule shows plainly the Intent to
fix rates for insurance In all districts.
It Is provided:
"All books of general rate and the
basis or key rat and formula for all
specific rate for each town or district
shall be determined upon by the execu
tive committee, but shall not be oper
ative until approved In writing by two
thirds of the entire membership of the
board. No Insurance shall be granted
In any way at less than board rates, or
In any form not atrlctly In. accordance
with board regulation. No change In
any policy wording, warranty, permit or
special clause prescribed by this board
shall ba operative until approved In
writing by two-thirds of tha entire
membership of the board."
Local agenta are required to make a
report to the district secretary of every
policy written by them, whether In
board .or non-board companies. Tha
agenta are compelled to rectify any
changea from the schedule of rates.
Rule 10 provides for the formation of
local boards of agents, ss follows:
"A local board composed exclusively
of agents may be formed by not less
than 76 per cent of the agents In any
city, town or district. Any such local
board may adopt lta own constitution
and by-lawa which must not conflict
with the constitution or general rules
of this board and shall be eubject to
tha approval of the executive commit
tee. When the executive committee
shall decide that a local board haa been
organised. In accordance with thla rule,
every member ahall require Its local
agent to become a member of such local
Pledge Is Required.
All brokers ar reauired to sign a
pledge before they can secure a cer
tificate to enable them to place business
with local agents. This pledge binds
the broker to give preference to board
companies, as follows:
"I also hereby promise and agree In
addition to said pledge that in placing
business I will give the preference to
the members of th Board ot Fire Un
derwriter of the Pacific, and that I
will not place any risk with companies
not members unless I cannot secure suf
ficient lnsuranoe on such risks from
members of the board, in which case I
agree to file with the governing com
mittee within one week of so placing
a list of non-board companies In which
the same has been placed, with the
names of the assured, location or risks,
and amounts of Insurance given them."
In rule II authority is given- the sec
retary and each district secretary to ex
amine books of agents to see that the
schedule has not been violated. Re
fusal to allow auch examinations Is
taken to prove chargea of violation.
Fines and ultimate suspension for on
year from writing tha risk In question
Rule 1 la on of tha most drastic It
"If a majority of the board companies
In any agency decide that they are suf
fering by competition from companies
not ' members of tha board they shall
"In case board companies' withdraw
from an agent under the operation of
thla rule, such agent shall not be eligi
ble for reappointment, or appointment
by board companies within on year
thereafter, nor so long aa ha represents
a company not a member of this board.
"Bate In any city, town or district,
or any part thereof, shall be suspend
ed upon the request of a majority of
the membership of tha board having
agencies In such city, town, or dis
trict, or any part thereof,"
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Letter Sent to Wealthy Far
mer Demands Money.
DEATH THREAT IS MADE
Sheriff Sends Decoy I-etter and Re
ply Furnishes Handwriting
With Which to Make De
Accused' of attempting to extort 1250
from Antone uauanner. .
m in. f.m,r IV J. Scott, who
Uvea a ahort distance north of the city.
was arrested here toaay auu is unui
held awaiting a preliminary hearing.
n. . . i t.,M that Spot t re
cently wrote a letter to Mr. Gallagher
In which he orcereu mm iu "
. t,-.,ir onri nlare the money on
a fence post a short distance from the
Gallagher home. In the event of fail
ure to deposit ins muuey vi
-' I.H.r thrHtAtlfid to kill
Mr. Gallagher and hla wife and mother.
as well as Durn me rancn duiiuuiso.
The letter was mailed In Roseburg
t. i n 4 .nii tinnn hefnn received
bv Mr. Gallagher on the following day
. i.i i r r tx,. .
waa turnea over io mo dhouh. , mom
. n i vmt Krntt had been
employed on the Gallagher ranch sev
eral montns prior io iui j ".
that he was not on friendly terms with
ki. ' .mninv.r auMnlcion nointed
to him as the guilty one. To obtain pos
session OI BCOll B IHIOUWIIUllB, .Mv Ji.
might be compared with the letter
... ,r. n.nnrf r th officer
wnufln - r.--
mailed to the suspect a decoy communi
cation, in wnicn no oacrra uiim a.
sltlon at a liberal salary. Scott fell
Into the trap and a reply was received
Friday. Careful scrutiny of the two
letters indicated that they were writ
ten by the aame person and were almost
Identical In construction, ao Sheriff
The officer then called Scott up by
telephone and pretending that he waa
the person who ofTered him employ
ment. Invited him to call at the Mc
Clellan Hotel, when final arrangements
would be effected. Scott consented, and
upon eiterlruj 'the lobby was placed
under arrest by the waiting officers.
Scott refused to talk further than to
deny the accusation. ,
Scott Is well known here.
Vancouver's Ex-Mayor III.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. March 5. (Spe
cial.) . M. Green, candidate for Su
perior Judge of this district, and the
only Democratic Mayor Vancouver ever
had. Is seriously 111 at his home, suffer
ing wlt( nervous breakdown. His condi
tion Is reported serloua.
Amity Has New Planing- Mill.
AMITY, Or.. March 5. (Special.)
With the Installation of the machinery
In Roth Bros.' new planing bill Amity
will have another Industry that will
add to its progress. The machinery Is
all here and Is being placed In posi
tion. The output of the mill will be
all kinds of kiln-dried lumber, mold
ings, casing, frames, box material, etc.
It Is expected to have the plant in
operation by the first of April.
MAN RUN DOWN BY TRAIN
Roseburg Real Estate Man Struck In
Darkness and Killed.
ROSEBURG, Or., March 5. (Special.)
While returning to his home north
son, an employe of a local real estate
company, was run down by a Southern
Pacific passenger train and Instantly
It is the opinion of those who visited
the scene of the accident that he
stepped from the track upon noticing
the approaching train and in the dark
ness became confusd and fell back,
with the result that ho was struck by
the passing locomotive. Mr. Anderson
was 38 years old and was quite well
known here.- He was a member of the
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