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THE JfORMNO OKEOUJUAJ. fKlUAY. JANUARY 10, 1913. m
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TITLES OF LAND
GRANT HELD VALID
Judge Galloway Ruling Legal
izes Ownership of About
HOLDINGS ARE PROTECTED
Oregon A California Grant Not At
tacked In Government Forfeiture
g-oits lie Id Immune Case to
Go to Supreme Court.
ALBANY. Or, Jan. II. That fhe ti
tle to all that part of the bis Oregon
California land grant not actually
attacked In the present Government
suits for forfeiture la good, was the
ruling- of Judge Galloway. In deciding
the case of William George vs. the Cur
tls Lumber Company, In the State Cir
cuit court here today.
This decision Is of far-reaching ef
fect, as It validates the title to about
100.000 acres of land, worth at least
115.000.000 and held by about 6000 dif
ferent purchasers. The case will be
appealed to the State Supreme Court.
Included In the land title to which
is Indirectly involved in this case Is
most of the town of Mill City, part of
the city of Brownsville, thousands of
acres of improved farming land, and
Urge areas of valuable timber land, all
lying In Western Oregon.
Small Holders Isssaaae.
This ease 1 the first one ever
brought In the entire country which
raised the question of the validity of
the titles of that portion of the grant
not Involved in the Government suits
for forfeiture. The Government suits
attacked only that portion of the grant
which waa sold In tracts of 1000 acres
or more, and the officials of the De
partment of- Justice have given as
surances that the holders of smaller
portions of this grant would never be
In this suit the attorneys for the
plaintiff maintained that these assur
anrea of Government officials made the
titles to that portion of the grant not
attacked In the Government suits valid.
But the Curtlss Company argued that
present Government officials cannot
bind their successors, and that should
the decision of Judge Wolverton. In
the Federal Court at Portland, be af
firmed In the higher courts and the
Government win Its eases, the smaller
portions of the grant would also be
subject to forfeiture and that the title
to the entire grant would become un
marketable. Tewaarad Repeats Aaatsraar.
The case was tried here on Decem
ber IS last. B. D. Townsend. Special
Assistant Attorney-General of the
United States, who Is in charge of the
prosecution of the Government cases,
was the principal witness, and In his
testimony he repeated the assurances
that It is the po.ley of the Government
not to attack the holders of small
Judge Galloway took the case under
advisement at the conclusion of the
trial, and in announcing his decision
today he held that the assurances of
Government officials in this matter are
such that the titles to that part of
the grant not attacked in the Govern
ment suits are marketable.
"The tears that some future admin
istration may change the wine and
humane policy of the present Depart
ment of Justice are groundless and not
sustained by any fact, theory or prece
dent in the history of our Government's
land policy." said Judge Galloway, In
announcing his decision.
"To apprehend a reversal of this wise
and Just policy, because, forsooth, the
personnel of the Government officials
will be changed, is simply to disparage
and express a lack of confidence in our
Government. Human nature, common
sense and honesty, with a conscious
ness In the Integrity of the Government
in Its relation to the citizen will be
relied upon to protect these purchasers
of small tracts of granted railroad
SAMSON TIES 81 KNOTS
Oregon City Justice Claims Record
for Marrying Most Couples.
OREGON CITY. Or, Jan. 11. (Spe
cial.) Justice of the Peace Samson
announces that he officiated at the
marriages of SI couples In 1)11. The
largest number married by him in one
month was IS and the smallest two.
I don't care what other Justices of
the Peace, ministers and Judges may
say. I am confident that I hold the
record for performing marriage cere
monies in 1911." declared Mr. Samson.
"I see where a man. who only married
40 couples, is claiming the record for
the year, but he is not in a class with
Mr. Samson announced that IIS cere
monies had been performed In the his
toric house In which he lives. The
house is on Main street and was occu
pied before the Civil War by General
Grant. Oeneral Sheridan and other
Army officers who distinguished them
selves In the war between the states.
Many marriages were solemnised In the
house before Mr. Samson moved Into
It. but he has kept a record of them,
and says he Is confident no other house
In Oregon has had as many marriage
ceremonies performed In It.
THIEF FALLS INTO BARREL
Tacooia Police Get Catch After
Clubwoman Give Chase.
TACOMA. Cash Jan. IS. (Special.)
When Mrs. Sidney T. Palmer, CIS
South L. street, clubwoman, returned
home today to find a burglar at work
in the house, she attempted to rapture
him. The burglar broke away, ran
several blocks, tried to hide In a barn
and finished by falling bead foremost
Into an empty rain-barrel.
The police found him In the barrel,
his leas sticking up in the air. At
headquarters he gave the name of
Charles Kauffman, broke down and
wept and admitted the attempted bur
glary. Every room in the Palmer
house had been ransacked.
ROAD PLANS TO SAVE TIME
Oregon Electric May Abandon High.
Street Line In Salem.
SALF.Itf. Or, Jan. IS. (Special.)
Speculation among the business men of
the city as to the eventual course of
the Oregon Electric here since the re
cent announcement of President Carl R.
Gray that a new railroad depot would
be constructed In this city, leads to
tne Deuel mat it is oniy a question
a comparatively short time before that
road abandons Its present High-street
line through the city.
The company secured a right-of-way
down Front street when its new fran
chise was granted for its extension to
Albany and Eugene. At the time an
nouncement was made that the Front
street line would be used exclusively
for freight and that the line of High
street would be used exclusively In
and out of the city for passenger traf
fic Now it apparently aeema that the
company will either abandon Its High
street line within a short time after
the extensions are completed or will
locate its depot on what Is known as
the Buren corner at Court and High
streets. If It does locate its line at the
Buren corner and decides to construct
a building, it probably will not be
constructed by the company itself, but
will be buill on a lease plan, so that
the company will be able to use It until
such tlmeaa It decides to use the Front
street line exclusively.
The fact that the road on Front
street will give a direct cut and will
not necessitate the prospective curve
over high trestles to connect with the
main line extension as Is now neces
sitated, adds to the belief that this
plan will be the one adopted by the
road. In that event It probably will
aave several minutes for through
trains passing, through Salem.
SEVEX TOWXSHIPS IX IiAXD
GOVERNMENT MAT CHOOSE.
Opinion Meld In Klamath Fall Tract
Will Be That Inspected by
KLAMATH FALLS, Or.. Jan. 18.
(Special.) The land contemplated for
use by the Government as a military
maneuvering ground is believed to be
the seven townships which skirt the
northerly border of the Klamath Indian
reservation. Part of the land ia Just
above and part Is a little south of the
There 1 a strip of land In between
which It is believed the Government
will have but little. If any. trouble In
acquiring for Its use. The total area is
about 20 square miles and was in
spected over a year ago by a military
delegation consisting of Brigadier-General
Marlon P. Maus. from Vancouver,
commanding the Department of the Co
lumbia: Captain Dent, an Army engi
neer officer from the same department;
Colonel James Jackson. Inspector-General,
and W. E. Finxer. Adjutant-General,
both of the Oregon National
Guard. They were accompanied by
Captain O. C. Applegate, who knows the
Klamath country from almnt SO years
of excursions over it, and a number of
other prominent cltlxens.
Captain Applegate recommended the
site eight years ago. when he waa Gov
ernment agent on the Klamath Indian
reservation. After the visit of the offi
cers. Lieutenant Franklin W. Whitley,
of the Department of the Columbia, was
sent to the ground to make a survey.
Shortly after he left the land and re
turned to Portland It was reported
there that General Maus had recom
mended ground in the Warm Springs
Indian reservation, near Pendleton, but
this wss discredited for the reason that
Lieutenant Whitley had not then had
time to make hla topographical map.
and for the further reason that General
Maus was expected to transmit his rec
ommendations to Washington and that
the result would be made known from
The land contemplated Is convenient
to the Cascade forest reserve, the Cra
ter Lake National Park and the Klam
ath Indian reservation. It la about 50
miles north of this city on the proposed
line of the Southern Pacific's Katron
Klamath Falls cutoff. Headquarters
will be on the railroad line.
RETAIL DEALERS ELECT
JOHN" STOCKTOX HEADS OREGON"
Bleached Flour and Parcels Post
Condemned in Resolutions.
Home Product Favored.
MEDFORD. Or.. Jan. IS (Special.)
With the selection of Albany for the
meeting-place next year, the election of
officers and the passing of important
resolutions, the sixth annual meeting
of the Oregon Retail Merchants' Assoc!,
ation came to a close tonight with a
large dinner at the Hotel Medford. Af
ter a spirited contest between John
Stockton, a veteran dealer of Salem,
and John Collier, of La Grande, for the
presidency, Stockton won.
In taking the chair Mr. Stockton said
he cared less for his money thsn he did
tor the respect of his customers, and
he urged higher ideals In. business and
the treatment of clerks as human be
ings Instead of machines.
The following officers were then
elected by acclamation:
John Collier. La Grande, first vice
president: W. A. Bell. Eugene, second
vice-president: E. N. Warner. Medford.
third vice-president; Leo Merrick. Port
land, secretary: T. C. Watts. Reuben,
treasurer. Directors Southern Ore
gon. H. C. Garnctt Medford. Willam
ette Valley. C. M. Epply, Salem, and A.
J. Henderson. Springfield. Portland,
Dan Kellaher, J. W. Funk and J. C.
Mann. Eastern Oregon. E. Poolack, La
Grande: It. Alexander, Pendleton. As
toria. E. Helnkle.
Resolutions were passed condemning
bleached flour and the parcels post.
It was also voted that the association
In every possible way show preference
to Oregon goods. The Crater Lake
highway was Indorsed.
HAYDEN'S NAME PRESENTED
Polndexter Says Southwest Should
Have Place on Bench.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. Jan.ll. Senator Polndexter to
day railed on the President and recom
mended the appointment of Elmer M
Haydeu as United States District Judge
for Western Wsshlngton.
Polndexter told the President that
Inasmuch as Seattle has one Judge.
Southwestern Washington waa entitled
to the other, and that Hayden appeared
to be the most available man from
that part of the stste.
Hayden Indorsed for Judge.
RAYMOND. Wash- Jan. IS. (Spe
cial.) Believing that the beat Interests
of Tacoma and Southwest Washington
would be served by the sppolntment of
a Tacoma man to the Federal Judge
ship in this district, the Raymond Com
mercial Club at a mooting last night
adopted a resolution Indorsing Elmer
M. Hayden for the position. This reso
lution, together with a message of
similar Import, signed by the business
men of this city, was sent to the Wash
ington delegation at Washington. X. C
State Federation Goes on Rec
ord as Favoring Schools.
PORTLAND MEN HONORED
Election to Be Held by Referendum.
Amendment to Employers' Liabil
ity Law Proposed Elght
Honr Law to Be Perfected.
THE DALLES. Or.. Jan. 11. (Spe
cial.) The ninth annual convention of
the Oregon State Federation of Labor
came to a close at noon today after de
ciding that the next session shaft be
held at Salem. The election of officers
will be made by referendum vote, and
the following nominations were made
before the convention closed:
President. William Daly and C A.
Jordan, Portland; vice - president,
Charles Grassman. R. O. Rector. Port
land, and Charles Harrington, Medford;
secretary-treasurer, Edward J. Stack,
Edward Bralthwaite, James McGuire
and F. L, Bourne. Portland; executive
board, William Randall. J. F. Weath
erby. T. H. Burchard. Mr. Nordstrom.
Portland; H. H, Hill. Salem: J. R.
Thomas. The Dalles; Charles Harring
ton. Medford. and Joseph Phillips, As
toria; delegate to National convention
of American Federation of Labor, W. A.
Marshall and Andy Madson, Portland;
delegate to State Grange. H. G. Par
sons, James McGuire. Portland; frater
nal delegate to Washington State Fed
eration of Labor. Mr. Lemon, Mrs. Gee.
Percy Coburn and William MacKenzle,
Portland; delegate to Farmers' Union,
C M- Rynerson, Portland; election board
(elected today). J, F. Cassidy, W. H.
Fitzgerald, F. Faulk ener, N. E. Noland.
Mr. Nemls. Portland.
The first preference of the Federa
tion on legislative measures, as the
result of a vote, was an amendment to
the constitution to provide for better
safeguarding the employers" liability
law, and the second choice was the per
fection of the eight-hour law so as to
have the measure Include contractors,
sub-contractors, etc. 1 -
The Federation Indorsed a bill now
being drafted to place the State Printer
on a flat salary at once.
Education Not Opposed.
Hoping to obviate the belief of some
people that the State Federation of La
bor is opposed to the educational in
terests of Oregon, the following reso
lution was unanimously passed:
Whereas, the Oregon system of govern
ment by the people Is deeply cherished by
the great majority of our cltlcens, so long
unrepresented la the balls of legislation,
there have been, and are now. urged pro
posals to amend or change these laws for
various allesed objects and purposes. Al
most invariably the changes proposed ema
nate from known enemies of these laws and
are designed to render thera of no effect.
Fundamentally the Oregon system was
destined to protect the popular or common
Interests of the people of the state from
the encroachments of private, special or
privileged Interests. The success of this de
sign hss been suoh tost It Is a paramount
public duty further to unite the popular in
terests upon a working basis for the best
us and safest development of the people's
In view of this need, the Oregon State
Orange, some years ago. Invited the co-operation
of organised labor, and together these
two great common Interests have successful
ly acted ia more thaa one noteworthy am
bition. , . .
Th same method should be extended to
Include the stste school system and all edu
cational Institutions supported by the state
It sbould Include all those Interests essen
tially common In their nature, the promo
tion of which Inures to the public rather
than the private good. Therefore be It
K (solved, that the Oregon State Federa
tion of Labor. In regular convention assem
bled, does hereby suggest and Invite the get
ting together of the representatives of the
common Interests of the state. Including
particularly the state Grange, state Federa
tion of Labor, tnlverslty of Oregon. Oregon
Agricultural Colloge. ' State Teachers Asso
ciation, State Normal School and Farmers'
Union, and such state officials as are direct
ly connected with these Interests, for the
mutursl discussion and promotion of closer
acquaintance and co-operation for the com
mon good of the Oregon system.
Resolved, thst a committee of three be
appointed by the president of this conven
tion, the duty of whloh committee shell be
to act for this body In conveying the pur
port of this resolution to the Individuals and
Interests concerned, snd tor arranging such
meetings or discussions as may develop
Committee Is Appointed.
The following committee was ap
pointed by President Daly in accord
ance with the resolution: R. A. Harris.
Salem; W. A. Marshall and Edward J.
r. A. Harris, of Salem. State Print
ing Expert, who fathered the resolu
tion, thinks the Oregon educational In
stitutions must eventually depend al
most eptlrely upon the Labor Fed
eration and the Grange for backing
and support, snd that the co-operation
of these Interests will do away
with the necessity of "trading" on the
part of the state schools In order to get
appropriations and legislation.
The Federation indorsed the strike
of the railroad shopmen and the Esch
bill, proposed to prohibit the use of
poisonous sulphur in the manufacture
The consensus of opinion among the
delegates was that the best plan for
the compensation act would be an
amendment to the constitution permit
ting state Insurance for industrial com
pensation and then a law elaborating
a plan under it. The Federation com
mittee appointed to meet with the
State Grange and Employers' Associa
tion delegates as a commission to draft
a compensation act waa Instructed not
to support any measure that might
conflict with the liability act.
SOCIALISTS GRAB COXTEXTIOX
Party, Dominating Labor Federation,
Declares for Popular Election.
SPOKANE. Wash.. Jan. 18. (Spe-
Stage Beauty Tells
Secrets of Youth
(Theatre Review In The Arch.)
"I have often wondered at Jane
Clayton's youthful beauty. In a burst
of confidence she told me ner com
plexion was due to a lotion which she
makes by dissolving a small original
package of mayatone tn a half-pint of
witch hazel. Massaging with this has
kept her skin clear and satiny and pre
serves Its girlish bloom.
"Her long, wavy and lustrous locks
are due to dry shampooing. She says
she never has time) to wash her head
and would not If she could, because
wet shampoos make the hair dull and
lifeless. A dry shampoo leaves the
hair soft and fluffy. To make the
dry shampoo, she puts a cupful of corn
meal In a fruit Jar and mixes with It
the contents of a small original pack
age of therox. It brushes out easily
and takes all dirt with It.
"With a jar of Mother's Salve to
cure sore throat and colds and prevent
catarrh, this actress travels forty
eight week in the year, always looks
the pink of perfection, and sings at
every performance," Adv.
Cut out that rent leak. Put your rent money at work by making it buy your home. Scores of
people are doing that very thing every month in Portland. Take a look at the real estate transfers
as published every day in the newspapers and notice the unusually large number of lot sales in the
best residence additions and you will get a fair idea of the volume of installment home-buying going
on in Portland. During the past year builders-of-houses-f or-sale have erected a large number of
residences in Laurelhurst and today less than half a dozen remain unsold. These homes are nearly
all owned by men who made small payments down and who are making their rent checks pay the
balance. We will "give YOU the same opportunity to get a home. We will sell you a lot in Laurel
hurst for 10 per cent cash and 2 per cent a month, and then we will help you finance the building of
Our home-building plan beats renting badly. It is both a savings bank and an investment. It
helps you to save money and at the same time invest it where it will steadily increase in value.
The man who goes on renting a residence year after year, loses every dollar that he pays the
landlord, while the man who takes advantage of our home-building plan has something to show for
Mr Renter, you are losing valuable time. Come in and let us take you out to see Laurelhurst. It
is one of the show places of Portland. You will want a home in Laurelhurst when you see it.
NOTICE TO HOME-BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS
For one year we have been making special discounts to home-builders in Laurelhurst and tak
ing second mortgages for the deferred monthly payments on lots. This easy payment, second-mortgage
plan has resulted in the investment of about $1,000,000 in new homes in Laurelhurst during the
year 1911 We feel that the pioneer building period has passed, and that the special building dis
count should be withdrawn. Due notice in a few days will appear in our ads. announcing the dis
continuance of these special discount privileges. I
'Laurelhurst property is too cheap. Laurelhurst prices, today, compared with those in Irvington,
Holladay Park and Ladd's Addition are about 50 per cent too low, and an advance in prices is under
MEAD & MURPHY, Sales Agents
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Office at Tract Phone East 989. Ask for Salesman.
clal.) "Resolved. That all state of
ficers and commissioners In the State
of Washington should be elected by
the popular vote of the people.
By a rising vote of nearly S to 1. the
delegates to the State Federation of
Labor, spurning the pleas of the Fed
eration officers, dealt the political
plans of the Federation's administra
tion a staggering blow and passed the
above resolution thla afternoon. It
demonstrated that the Socialists are n
Klated with their success, it soon
brought from the same contingent a
resolution declaring for sweeping Gov
ernment ownership, which waa brand
ed on the floor as a "stock resolution
and afterward characterised as a So
cialist stock resolution." This resolu
tion went to the resolutions committee.
It will be reported tomorrow and. Judg
ing from all indications, will easily
"M8"., . hir nrst vlctorr. the
c i.. m.tnrltv overthrew the rec-
mittee twice more by passing a reso
lution declaring that the office of State
Labor Commissioner should be made
elective and that one of the qualifica
tions of the mine Inspector be union
There have been reports that efforts
would be made by the Federation, the
State Grange and the Farmers' Union
to unite on a state ticket this Fall,
but today's vote forebodes failure for
any such plan.
COUNTY ACCOUNT IS SHORT
Road Engineer of Gold Hill Asked
to Resign and Pay Refund.
MEDFORD, Or., Jan. 18. (Special.)
Owing to padded payrolls and masked
charges in his account to the county
by the road engineer, the County Court
asked ror a reruna 01 i.n if'"
W. Hayes, of Gold Hill, and his resig
nation. J. E. Davidson, of Gold Hill,
was appointed to succeed Mr. Hayes.
No charges are brought against Road
Supervisor Hayes and the citizens of
Gold Hill presented a petition ex
pressing faith in his honesty of pur
pose though errors in bookkeeping
were admitted. That members of the
County Court are not in harmony re
garding the matter is shown by the
fact that two of the members are going
to make a personal investigation of the
books in the near future.
Hayes did not deny the discrepancy
and gave the County Court his personal
check for $126.14.
Raymond Shipping Is Active.
RAYMOND, "Wash.. Jan. 1. (Spe
cial.) The past week has witnessed
considerable activity in shipping cir
cles in this city. Since last Saturday
seven steamers have departed with
lumber cargoes for Southern California
as follows: Steamer Cjumauit. nqay
for San Francisco; steamer Rainier,
Saturday, for the same port; steamers
Raymond and Wlllapa, Sunday; steam
er Claremont, Monday; steamers Daisy
and Saginaw, Tuesday. In addition to
these steamers the schooners Cecilia
Sudden, Mawaroee and G. W. Watson
are taking on cargoes here.
Eugene Y. M. C. A. Elects.
EUGENE. Or., Jan. 18. (Special.)
Reports at the annual meeting of tho
Eugene Y. M. C. A., held last even
ing, show the association to have had a
prosperous year. H. E. Pierce. A. W.
McLaughlin, Ray Goodrich and C P.
Devereaux were elected directors for
three years, and Dr. H. B. Leonard for
one year, vice professor. F. S. Dunn,
resigned. S. Roome was re-elected
president and other officers were named
as follows: G. D. Linn, vice-president;
Fred G. Stickels, secretary; Ray Good
rich, treasurer: P. E. Snodgrass and
T. G. Hendricks, trustees.
INTERESTING FREE EXHIBITION OF
Mr. Wyles, of the Chalmers Motor Co., Detroit,
Mich., will exhibit at the H. L. Keats Auto Co.'s
salesrooms, Burnside, Seventh and Couch streets, for
one week, beginning January 19th, all the mechan
ism of the Famous Chalmers "36". It is a rare op
portunity for those interested in motor car con
struction to see this exhibition and inspect those
vital parts that are making the Chalmers "36" the
topic of the automobile world. Other dealers are
particularly invited to examine tne parts on uwpiaj.
One may see just how the Chalmers Self Starter is made and will appreci
ate instantly the extreme simplicity and reliability of its construction. You
will be impressed by the workmanship in the Chalmers and especially the
attention to detail. We ask you to visit our salesrooms, examine this dis
play, have the parts explained and then express yourself.
H. L. KEATS AUTO CO.
Burnside, Seventh and Couch Sts., Portland, Or. Open Evenings