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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, j-JtrUAY, MARCH 10, 1911. 9
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Legal Proceedings Will Deter
mine Status of Governor's
MOVE COMES AS SURPRISE
enraging other steamers to carry the
surplus. The action of the Bartiman line
places It on a basis with lines operat
ing from Puget Sound and British
Columbia, but It 'Is understood that the
Japanese are accepting shipments for
Communication Agreeing to Rrsljrn
Is Rtmtmbertil Importance of
Issues InvoKed Requires
Removal of Doubt.
Raisins; a Question as to constitu
tionality of a recently enacted meas
ure under which the Governor is em
powered to designate the personnel of
the Port of Portland Commission. C. F.
Fwlgert. P. L. Willis. John Eo-lscoll and
W. I. Wheelwricht. of the Board of
ficiating;, yesterday refused to recog
nize Captain Albert Crowe, James Mac
Rni rhnr1 a. Rrav and R. D. In-
man as regularly constituted members
of the Commission, though noiuing ap
pointments from Governor West.
TMa anmAfnfAA nr h.r thin 1r.
Wheelwright. C F. Adams and J. C
Alnsworth. who were named from the
present body to complete the list of
seven, will proceed through District
Attorney Cameron to Bring an acuon
In quo warranto to determine the le
gality of their contention that they are
rightfully entitled to scats.
Agreement to Resign Recalled.
The action of the Commission came
as a surprise, in view of the fact each of
the seven members. Including captain
Archie Pease. Mr. Adams and Mr. Alns
worth. who were not present yester
day, had signed a communication to
the Legislature in which It was said
that they stood ready to resign in fa
vor of their successors. Instead, the
members assert that they have legal
advice that the law is Invalid and they
so Informed the new members and ad-
v'sed them to proceed through the
District Attorney to test the matter.
It was voluntarily agreed by the pres
ent Commissioners to transact none but
routine business until the legal en
tanglement has been straightened, and
bids for the construction of the pro
posed steel sternwbeel towboat were
not opened, that action being indefi
The resolutions recite the terms of
the new law and the fart that the
"counsel learned in the law" have
given the opinion that the law la in
valid, as being repugnant to section 2,
article 11. of the Oregon constitution,
Wneresa. because of the bond to be Issued,
contract to be mada tafca to be assessed
n't levied and moneys to be expended, and
ether financial and pubtlc dutlra sod trusts
w be performed tr the commission or ins
port of Portland, public poller requires that
the acts of tne aald Commission b tot open
to any doubt or question waaterar;
Resolved, br the Port of Portland, and the
Commission of the Port of Portland, that the
I'Mnmlwtnn or CommUslunrra appointed br
the GrTfnof as surresvur or lucrnsors to
tee prevent Commission and Commissioner.
Is not. nor a anv Commissioner ao appointed,
entitled br said appointment to the of
f r of Commission or Commissioner of the
J'ort of Port;and:
Resolved. That the Coffimlnlm of the
Port of Portland, and each Commissioner
thereof refuse to surrender Its or his office
to the aald Commission or Commissioners
so appointed br the Uovernor. under au
tborltr of the a--t aforesaid:
Resolved. Tfcal this Commission request
the satd appolnteea of tha Geversor to bring
proceedings In tho nature of quo warranto
stslnat this Commission, thai It may be de-t-rmlned
with tne least delay what body Is
UwfuIlT empowered to act for tie Port
of Portland, and that meanwhile this Com
mission refrain from all but acts of rrruiar
routine on lees some pressing emergency
Resolved. That public poller matters of
Brest purllc Importer"- require as prompt
a decision of this matter as Is consistent wild
du consideration, and. therefore, the courts
of ths gtats of Oregon ars respectfully- re
mreted to idture on the docket any pro
ceedings brought la this behalf.
Cameron AVIII Proceed.
Mr. Inman was absent from the city,
but Mr. Gray. Mr. MacGulre and Cap
tain Crom attended the session and
a copy of the resolutions was given
them. Captain Crowe said:
-I don't know who will prosecute
the case, but no doubt steps will be
t.iken at once to get the case before
the courts. The appointees of Gov
ernor West are. In my opinion, state
officers and It aeema to me that the
proposition of threshing out the legal
points would be up to the state au
thorities, but we are advised that Dis
trict Attorney Cameron is empowered
to proceed here. The move of the
Commission did not come as a sur
prise to me. as I felt certain some such
step would be taken."
The Commission has retained the law
firm of Williams. Wood & Unthicura to
hanrile the case. -
Mr. Gray, who Is one of the Governor's
appointees who was refused his seat yes
terdiy. called up Governor West at Sa
lem br telenhone VMt.nlj, mnA Ais w
of the circumstances. Mr. West, accord
ing to Mr. Gray, did not express an opin
ion, but said tnat be was leaving Salem
for a few days and that when he re
turned on Monday would like to be in
"The resolutions speik for them
selves." said W. D. Wlteelright best
night. Mr. Wheelright was a member of
the old commission and was also ap
pointed on the new one. "It Is obvious
that If. as many lawyers contend, the
Uw providing for the appointment of
the new Commissioners Is unconstitu
tional the Port of Portland district might
become Involved in a serious legal en
tanglement later were the new men
TWO SQCVRERIGGERS ARRIVE
Inverraar and SuTertc Head fop Sen
Southerly weather of the past few
days assisted two wlndjammera Into
tbe Columbia River yesterday, the
British bark Oweenee, from Callao.
crossing In shortly after noon, com
pleting ths voyage In 48 days, and the
French bark Bougainville, 69 days
from Antofagasts, arriving at 4 o clock.
The coming of ths carriers will maka
material difference In the March ex
portation of grain, as the Oweenee Is
w i j - niffnrn A. Co..
and the Bougainville by Balfour, Outh-
rla st Co, Dotn lor tne ldiku
Tha British bark Invermay. wheat
laden for Europe, left down yesterday.
Her cargo Is dispatched; by Hind, Rolph
& Co, who held her until ths expira
tion of her lay days, despite ths fact
Dos ts Arrive.
Golden Oate. ..
Cos H. Elmore
Geo. W. Elder.
Roanoke. .. ..
, Ran Pedro. ..
Bandoa. . ..
.Coos Bar. ...
.Fan Pearo. ..
fecbeduied to Depart.
Kama. iTor Date.
.. Tillamook slar.
.. San FranclaeoMar.
handon. ..... Mar.
San Pedro.... Mar.
Brenkwater. ...Coos Bar Mmr.
Hue H. Elmore. Tillamook. ... Mar.
Geo. W. Elder. .Ran Pedro. .. .Mar.
Jlesr. Can Pedro.. ..Mar.
ftya-Ja ....Hongkong. . . .Mar.
Roanoke. ..... tn Pedro. ...Mar.
Ross Cltr... ..-an Pedro. ... Mar.
Itiiersld. .... .Balboa. . ... Apr.
Portland mkets redcctiox
Wheat Will Be Carried for $1.50
and Flour at $3 a Ton.
Notification was received yesterday by
J. W. Ransom, general agent of the
Ifarrtmaa steamship lines, that R. P.
rV-ta werln. head of the service, had au
thorised a reduction In tariffs from
Portland to tbe Orient from U a ton
on grain and Its products to 12 a ton
on flour and tl-5 a ton on wheat, ef
fective during March and April. As the
Oriental liner Rvgja has spare reserved
for tons of flour and r.iO tons of
wheat at the S3 rate, shippers will
probably not reap the benefit of any
decrease on that vessel, aa the remain
ing spar Is to be filled with lumber.
The Oriental liner Henrlk Ibsen Is due
the latter part of April and wUl be
dispatched before May L She will carry
the rut-rate offerings and there are ex
cellent prospects that she will have a
full cargo. Portland grain men say
there are larrer stocks of wheat here
of ths kind sought by Japaness millers
than available on Paget Sound and with
a more frequent service records for past
seasons would be broken. The Portland
se Astatic officials say there Is ne
profit st the S3 rate and the reduced
tariffs win entail a loss. They, argue
that there would be no justification for
she was loaded a week ago, and It
Is assumed that they are counting on
a favorable change In the wheat mar
ket for gains. The Waterhouse liner
Suveiio sailed also with a mixed car
aro. wheat forming the principal Item.
and after coaling on Puget Sound she
will proceed to Far Eastern ports. The
Naiad Is the only wneat carrier in
the harbor and she is discharging
ballast at Llnnton. where she will be
Joined bv tbe two arrivals of yester
day. All may bo working outward
cargoes by the end of next week.
Tpper Alnsworth Berth Wanted.
As many large vessels passing through
the Steel bridge are using the east chan
nel, the Stan Francisco & Portland
Bsteamshlp Company will take up with
Major Melndoe, Corps of Engineers, u.
a. A, and Harbormaster Epeler the ques
tion of permitting tho steamers Bear,
Beaver and Rose City to berth at the
southern end of Alnsworth dock. The
vessels will return to the Summer
schedule April X snd sail at t o'clock in
the morning Instead of 4 o'clock in the
afternoon. The upper berth facilitates
loading. On account of tbe limited spsce
to maneuver vessels between the dock
and bridge on the West Side the com
pany was asked to moor Its carriers
toward tjb north.
Lightship No. J, from the Swlftsure
Bank station, which was recently
towed to Puget Sound for an overhaul
Ins;, will be repaired at ths yards of
Hall Brothers. Eagle Harbor, say ad
vices received yesterday by Command
er Elllcott. lighthouse Inspector.
In general cargo from Tillamook the
steamer Golden Gate Is due today and
she wiU sail Saturday.
To load lumber for tha Far East
the Oriental liner Rygja yesterday
shifted through the harbor, moving
from Columbia Dock No. 1 to Inman-
Bringing full cargoes of cement
from San Francisco the steamer St,
Helens and barge Gerard C Tobey ar
rived In the river yesterday, the St.
Helens towing the barge. The steamer
proceeded hers and the Tobey will be
towed UP by the steamer Ocklahama
and discharge at Supple's dock. The
steamer Coaster yesterday discharged
at the Couch-street dock and tbe Nome
City and Westerner are due this week
will full lists of ths same product.
Norotlattons are under way for the
purchase of tha steamer Butterfly, ly
ing north of the east approach to the
Burnslde-strect bridge, which will
probably be taken to an Oregon Coasl
pore The hull was formerly tnat of
the steamer Jessie Harklns and the
machinery Is new, but the house was?
burned last year and has not been per
Following an overhauling the steam
er Ottawa, of the Diamond O fleet, re
sumed service yesterday. Barges'- of
the company are being decorated in
advance of the season's business, the
houses being painted green and hulls
red. As the O'Reilly interests control
the company and the name of all
hirers bea-lna with O It Is planned to
have the painting finished by March 17.
Having catlsfiod himself with the
operation of the first acetylene gas
buoy In use In the district, which Is
located in W Ilia pa Harbor, Commander
Elllcott. lighthouse inspector, returned
from there yesterday. He reporta that
while the bar there was rough as a
result of the southeast blow, tha en
trance to the Columbia River was
smooth, and It la assumed from that
fact and past demonstrations that
southeast gales are felt greater In tha
north than on the Oregon Coast.
In general cargo from San Francisco
the stesmer Coaster yesterday entered
at the Custom-house from San Fran
cisco, and the steamer Alliance, from
Eureka and Coos Bay. The Coaster
cleared with (00.000 feet of lumber for
the Golden Gate, and the steamer
Johan i'oulsen. for the same harbor,
with J25.00W feet.
Movements of Teasels.
PORTLAND. March . Arrived Steamer
W. 6 Porter, from Monterey; steamer Bea
ver "from San Francisco snd ban Pedro;
steamer St. Helena, from Ssn Francisco.
galled British steamer Suveric for Hons-
koag and war xorte vi Seattle; British
bark Invermay. for tjusenstown or al
jjj out h.
Astoria. March . Condition at ths mouth
of the river at t P. M . smooth; wind south
14 mlies weather cloudy. Sailed at 6 A. hi.
Steamer Boss City, for San Francisco and
San J'edro. Arrived at T and left up at
a 30 A. M- ftrnmtr W. 8. Porter, from
Monterey. Sailed at T A M Steamer Roa
noke, for San Dleco and way ports. Ar
rived st T:J0 and left up at A M. Steam
er Hearer, from Ban Psdro and San Fran
cisco. Arrived at I:3 A M. PteamsrSt.
Helens towing barge Gerard C. Tobey. from
Fan Francisco. Called at lo A M. steamer
Elmore, for Tillamook. Left up at 11 A. M.
steamer Su Helena Arrived at 12:13 P.
l British bark oweense, from Callso. Ar
rived at P. M. French bark Bougain
ville, from Antofagasts,
San Francisco. March . Arrived at 9 A.
M. Steamer Geo. W. Elder, from Ran Diego.
Arrived last night Steamer Shoenoa. from
Coos Bay. March - Arrived Steamer
Breakwater, from Portland.
Fen Pedro. March . Arrived ysstsrdsy
Steamer F. H. Ieaett. from Columbls River.
Hlneapore. March S. Arrived previously
Antllorhua, from Glasgow, for T acorn a.
bsattis. Match Arrived Schooner j
AT THE LITT STORE, 351 WASHINGTON ST.
See the Yellow Signs
ALL THAT'S LEFT OF THE LITT STOCK AND OUR ENTIRE NEW SPRING SUITS, COATS. SKIRTS, GOWNS AND DRESSES
OPERA COATS, VELVETS, SATINS, PONGEES NEW STYLES AND FABRICS THE WORLD'S FASHION CENTERS SHOW.
Farewell to All
of Our Suits
Spring Suits, blue serges, Scotch
and fancy mixtures., plain -wor-.
steds All the new up-to-the-fashion
fabrics and models ,
Every imaginable color:
$25.00 Spring Suits $14.95
$30.00 Spring Suits $19.85
$35.00 Spring Suits $24.95
$40.00 Spring Suits $27.50
$50.00 Spring Suits. ... . .$34.95
Pongee Silk Suits
Farewell prices that will move
$75.00 Pongee and Silk Suits
at .........i $49.85
$65.00 Pongee and Silk Suits
$55.00 Pongee and Silk Suits
$40.00 and $50.00 Pongee and
Silk Suits at : $24.95
White Serge Suits
Farewell prices that make us
shudder to say Farewell at these
$35.00 White and Striped Serges
$40.00 White and striped Serges
$50.00 White and Striped Serges
Farewell Sale Princess Slips, Petticoats
Farewell Sale of
300 Linen Suits All the pretty
shades Blues, Pinks, White, and
the good old pure Linen colors.
Linen Suits Values to $25.00
Farewell Price .$15.00
$30 to $35 Linen Suits . . . $24.95
$12.50 and $15 Linen Suits.$9.95
Farewell Sale Entire
Stock of Dresses
New Serges, Foulards, ChaUies,
Muslin Nets and Lingeries are
on the list for a farewell move:
$20.00 Dresses -r., i.t. .$12.95
$25.00 Dresses .r.t.r-i.i. .$16.50
$30.00 Dresses ... . .$19.85
$35.00 Dresses ............. $24.95
Farewell Goat Sale
There is no reserve every coat
in this the largest Cloak and .
Suit Store on the Coast has a.
Farewell price on it that can
never be forgotten in Portland's
$15.00 floats, Spring and Winter
Styles, at ; $9-95
$20.00 Coats, Spring and Winter
Styles, at $12.95
$25.00 Coats, Spring and-Winter
Styles, at $14.95
$30.00 Coats, Spring and Winter
Styles, at ui.m.i.i.,.i.1.i...?19.85
Worrell s Sample Cloaks and buits
351 WASHINGTON STREET OPPOSITE GRAND THEATER
SUCCESSOR TO H. B. LITT
William Renton. from Pan Francisco;
schooner R W. Bsrtlett. from San Fran
cisco. Sailed Steamer M. F. Plant, for
Fan Francisco; steamer Colonel E. L- Drake,
Nacasaki. March 4 Sailed Talana. for
Tides at Astoria Friday.
:.tl A. M. ..T.I festlS:11 A. M -4 f
11.1)0 p. U T feet' 1:13 P. M 0 0 feet
Shaft to Be Removed.
To have It broken shaft removed the
teamer Lurllne will be towed today to
the Willamette Iron ft Steel Works and
then be returned to the foot of Taylor
street, where a new pitman is to be in
stalled. Later the ore ft will have the
new shaft installed at the iron plant. As
the steamer was on the ways a year
axo there is little overhauling; to be done
uid it will return to the Portland
Astoria route about April 1.
Tevr Months Married Life Enough.
OREGON CITT. Or.. March . (Spe
cial.) Peter Mayers, who was married
in May, 1110. at Portland, to Stella
Mayers, baa filed a suit for divorce,
charging- his wife with being a scold
and possessing; an excitable temper. In
October last he says she told him she
did not like his ways and that he
could go, and drove him away from
Forger Faces Long Sentence.
KLAMATH FA 1.1,3. March 9. 9peclal.)
F. E. Stanford, indicted by the Brand
Jury for forging; a fictitious name to a
check and cashing it for J12 with a local
restaurant man, faces a sentence in the
Penitenltary of from 3 to 20 years. He
was found guilty by a jury in the local
courts, but west recommended to the
mercy of the court. He has not yet been
Cough Stop is sure. Plummers, 20
' Edlefsen delivers dry wood.
Bay from owner. 8-room house, snout to be finished In Laurelhurst. on fins eleva
tion, facing south. 1 block from car; Are place, beamed celllnr In dining-room; also
extra tins buffet, veneered paneling; hardwood floors, full cement basement and con
crete floor, large attic floe modern bath, with laundry snd dust chutes; street Im
provements snd sklewalks completed; lot graded and lawn growing.
IHTCK KITCHEN and pantry. A beautiful house, with all modern conveniences,
Including a, sleeping porch, front and rear stairs, etc
For a few days this (7000 property Is offered at 15500. if half cash Is paid.
gee owner. 114 Eaat 21th su Phons East 261S or B 264 i. Tsks "SS" car to Esst
MTh st . go north two blocks
Has building restrictions that assure desirable neighbors,
lias excellent street car service. Is fully improved with
asphalt pavements, wide parkings, cement walks, a com
plete sewer Bystem, all ready for use. Gas and Bull Run
Water Mains. Improvements bonded and to be assumed
by the buyer.
This is the best and cheapest property
Lots 50x100, $1230 and up
Terms 15 per cent cash and 2 per cent per month.
A. E. DIAMOND & CO.
210 Railway Exchange Bldg., or IRVINGTON OFFICE, "
Cor. East 13th and Knott Sts:
The R. E. Farrell Co.
Seventh and Alder Streets ,
will open a women's, misses' and children's
ready-to-wear and millinery
, . store
Saturday, March eleven, nineteen
hundred and eleven
Coats and Wraps
The authentic modes for Spring and Summer
Distinctive apparel, popularly priced
formerly of Olds.
Yvortman & King;
in charge of
R. E. Farrell,
Tull & Glbbs.
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