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TTTF, MORNING OREGON IAN. WEDNESDAY,
MAY 15, 1012. "
BORAH PLEADS FOR
LENIENT LAND LAW
Secretary of Interior Held to
Be Working With View of
Aiding Rich Men.
SETTLERS' TRIALS CITED
Idaho sr-uator I'wlarc Prrwnt KuU
lnc Too Harl Men on "I -and
I'olntctt Oat a HcM
-rt of Nation.
t KKUONIA V XKWS BfREAU, Wash
ington. May It. In a unffch dellTered
In the Srrnte today Senator Borah of
l.l.iho. made a UrooK appeal Cor the en
rolment of lrntcnt land laws to relieve
the burden upon the settlor and to
I.nllltale the development of the re
maining public l.uiils of the West sus
ceptible f cultivation and ' Improve
ment. While speaking particularly
with reference to the homeatead lam".
Senator Borah referred aliio to other
public land laws and to the question of
If paid hla respect to those theorists
who have done so much In lata years
to prevent the passage of sensible land
laws, and maintained that the average
Western citliena Is a better conserva
tionists than his Eastern brother who
knows nothing of the practical work
ing of this recently developed policy.
In part. Senator Uorah said:
"Several months ago a bill was put
upon Its passage through Congress
having for Its purpose the amelioration
of the harsh terms of the law under
which settlers are now seeking to se
cure homes upon the public domain. It
passed this body. With some amend
ments It passed the House. It Is now
resting In conference, where It has
been lor weeks. Its friends are by no
means satisfied with the outlook for
Ita becoming; a law at this session. It
hat been opposed from the beginning;
by the Secretary of the Interior.
llssaeeea.rra I aVr taaalelau
"It has been sought to be amended
and. emasculate! by all that class of
men who proceed upon the suspicion
that every clttxen who seeks through
months and years of adversity and,
hardship to carve a home from the
desert Is a criminal. I am sure If these
men were there to see. If they could
know the relentless way In which the
tiovernment has pursued the home
steader for years, the annoyance, the
.trluy to which he Is subjected, the
price he pays In labor and effort for
hla land, they as honest and, well
meaning men would change their
"No man gets title to a homestead
or desert entry who does not give
evidence a hundred times over of his
good faith, as a settler and a home
builder. Men who talk glibly about
givinit these men homes do nut know
the facta. These men by their labor
and their sacrlnces have changed our
worthless arid waste Into taxpaylng
and valuable properties, but they have
paid for them In their labor.
"I look upon the man who seeks to
make an acre productive which was
not productive before not only as a
good citizen himself, but aa a distinct
benefactor to his ftllowmen. He Is
the man who Is ruins; to solve the ques
tion of the high cost of living If It
ts ever solved. These men ought to
be encouraged Instead of discouraged
by every petty rule and regulation
which the meddlesomo Impudence of
suspicion can throw about them.
"This settler takes that which la
worthless as It lies there In the arid
desert and makes It a home and this
tiovernment now ami for yearn has put
upon him the suspicion of crime, the
surveillance and annoyance which It
dots not even throw around its pro
fessional criminals who Infest society.
The executive oftlcers of this Govern
ment with their hired spies have
hunted the homesteader, leered upon
him as he left his solitary lodging,
natchrd his coming and going like Ja
vrrt upon the trail of Jean Val Jean,
until It has ceased to be endurable any
longer. Talk about these men not be
in law abiding, if they were not so.
sir. more Ihnn one special agent would
have paid fur lawless methods with
"Is this Congress going to adjourn
without passing these laws? Will you
go before the people of the West la
tae coming campaign and tell them
vou were afraid to make Just and hu
man lama for them because you re
garded them as all ' speculators and
thieves? Are you going to say to
these settlers who are holding on and
endeavoring to make both ends meet
that you would have passed these laws
hut the Secretary of the Interior was
passing through the gestation period
of an klea and the hour of hla Intel
lectual accouchment had not yet ar
rived? And do noti think the settlers
nlone are Interested. The entire West
is Interested. It will" no longer be
satisfied wtth promises. Our Kastern
politicians who make their Summer
exrurslona Into the West and talk
about what they are going to do will
have to begin to make good their
promises. Let me assure them that the
West now expects a fulfilment of those
Mea ( Maury Aided.
Ry te Secretary of the Interior's
utterly Impracticable recommendation
that title be withheld for live years
but that the party be not required to
liva on It the tirst two years, only cul
tivate It. ba favors the fellow who can
hire others to go and do the work
while draws a salary. He cuts out the
n an who wants that piece of land for
his Lome, who has no home anywhere
else, who has no roeana to employ oth
ers but who needs his title as soon as
his good faith Is established to secure
a basis of credit upon which he can
continue to Improve his home, lty his
recommendation of amendment to the
bill giving title to those upon reclama
tion project at the end of the resi
dence period, which amendment Is to
the effect that they pay per cent
before getting patent, ha has again dis
closed his uncontrollable desire to fa
vor the man of money. Under many
of these projects the amount to be
paid will not be fixed for three or four,
vears. Then, unless a man haa a bank
account. It will be three or four years
before he can possibly pay this 40 per
cent. So you see the law Is fixed again
to the advantage of those who have a
large sum to start with It. In the mean
time the man of limited mean haa
been driven from hi homestead
through sheer desperation and want
and his wealthy brother comes along
and gets the benefit. When you think
FOREST PATROL IS SET
t.nard Agftlnu Summer tires Will
lie Strict Tills Year.
s.M.KM. Or.. May 1 1 (Special.)
jwOIUnl over the prospects for the sea
son. !tate Forester Elliott returned
this morning from an extensive trip
through Southern Oregon and Willam
ette Valley counties and declares that
the organization of the fire-fighting;
system of the state will be much su
perior to last year.
Among the things accomplished on
this trip was the organisation of a
county patrol system in iMtuglaa
County. ,An association also has been
formed In Linn County, and another
to cover Marlon and Clackamas. Coun
ties. The older associations of Jack
son. Klamath and Coos Counties have
hen given enlarged "powers and are
An entirely new policy in relation
to these county nre-flghflng associa
tions has been adopted by the State
Forester. I'nder the new plan the
county associations each will be al
lowed to select their own supervising
warden and he will be paid by state
fumta. The local tlmbermen agree to
take care of the fire-flhtlng and or
ganise the local associations In the
Telephone lines are being established
In Jackson. Linn and Coos Counties
for the express purpose of being used
between the lookouts and patrolmen.
"There is one feature which I wish
to call special attention to at the
present time." said Koreater Elliott.
"This Is the burning of slashings. It
Is Imperative for the safety of tim
bered lands that slashings be burned
as much before the extreme dry sea
son as possible and every effort Is be
ing made to Impress this upon the
minds of those who have slashings to
WAGE RISE IS DENIED
JOB PniXTKRS 11 KITS B DEMAND
Question of Strike Must Malt Until
Intrrnational Tj pocrapliical
In Ion Approve.
Demand "of linotype operators em
ployed In I'ortland book and Job of
fices that their scale of wages be ad
vanced to that paid operatives on news
papers and that their work day be re
duced from eight to seven and one
half hours has been denied by the em
ploying printers. This decision on the
part of the employers was reached last
night, following a conference with a
committee representing the llnotypers.
The new scale was to become effective
Last night's conference terminated
negotiations between the operatives
and the employers. The llnotypers
presented their reasons for asking bet
ter pay and a shorter work day. In
refusing to grant these concessions,
the employe's Insisted that the trade
would not Justify them. If a strike ts
ordered It will not take place for some
time. The dissatisfied operatives must
first present their case to the local ty
pographical union, which" will decide
whether a strike shall be called.
In event a strike Is ordered the walk
out must receive the Indorsement of the
International Typographical I'nlon be
fore any of the striking operative will
be entitled to strike benefit. It will
require at least three or four weeks
before these questions can be decided
The llnotypers were repreaented at
the conference by the following com
mittee: A. C. Turner, president Mult
nomah Typographical Union: C. P.
Howard. William L. Lanphear. James
Berry and William P. Otto. Members
of the committee representing the em
ploying printer at the conference
were: Hugh M. Olen, president Port
land Linotyping Company ;' Chester A.
Whltemore. president and general man.
ager of the Irwln-Hodson Company:
Kdward IL James, president of the
James Printing Company: J. I Wright,
president and general manager of the
Portland Printing-House Company, and
A. A. Bailey, of Bailey & Torrey.
INSURANCE OFFICIAL HERE
Investment Head of Company
Praises Portland's Stability.
C O. Buckner. vice-president of the
New York Life Insurance Company,
one of the famous big four, arrived in
the city yesterday on a trip of busi
ness and pleasure. Mr. Buckner is ac
companied by his wife and daughter
and la making his headquarters at the
Multnomah for a few days. Mr. Buck
ner Is In charge of the investment de
partment of his company and as its
surplus and undivided profit amount
to nearly $100,000,000 he keeps In
formed on exact financial condition in
all part of the world. In speaking
of hi visit to Portland Mr. Buckner
said: "The growth of Portland 1 real
ly wonderful, especially as it haa re
tained its long reputation for stability
and conservatism, by which it has been
known in the financial circles of the
country for years. The New York Life
has Invested in Portland over 12.000.000
and I would be only too glad to double
or treble this on similar security.
"The Portland banks are so well man
aged and so successful that they al
ways have ample money for any safe
Investment that may offer and while
this makes our Investment afer It
affords little opportunity for us to In
crease them, i'ortland haa ao much
valuable territory tributary to It, that
Its future Is almost impossible to Im
agine. It baa natural assets far su
perior to any other city on the Paclno
Coast that are not being overdone, but
are being exploited In a conservative
manner and their growtn will always
be an Index of Portland."
"SANE" FOURTH IS STARTED
Spokane Proposed Ordinance 1 Ex
SPOKANE. Waah, May 14. tspe
clal.) An ordinance drawn by Corpor
ation Counsel A. M. Craven, which none
of the Council would admit they bad
asked for. made It appearance today,
not only prohibiting pyrotechnic dis
playa and fireworks of all kinds, but
making It a crime to store or sell them
In the city except for wholesale pur
poses for out-of-town use.
Last year a committee of the Council
recommended no action for 1911, but
requested Craven to hand the Council
an ordinance along that line for pass
age immediately after the Fourth last
year, so that ample notice would be
given flreworka dealer before this
New Westminster Mills Barn.
NEW WESTMINSTER. B. G. May 14.
The main factory of the Royal City
MUle together with two boiler bouses,
loading platform and dock were
burned today. The losa will be 1100.
000. fully covered by Insurance. Th
Royal City plant Is on of the largest
on the Coast and the oldest In tbl
vicinity, having bean founded in the
present site mora than 40 year ago.
Ontario Trovlaee waa rante4 ?no.OOO by
the Canadian farllament as aubatdr for the
Trmiakaimn ana .Northern Ontario Railway.
fr- J A I
Our Mills will shear twenty-five thousand sheep this year. The fleece will be woven into
high-grade fabrics from which we will tailor clothing of extraordinary value
To Advertise and Promote Interest
in Oregon-made clothing three mills have united
with our four store selling organization in holding
this mighty sale of made-in-Oregon cloth and clothing
This assortment of suits includes evpry desirable pattern and weight for Spring and Summer
. a a . i 1 1 . 1 1 1 T J -J Jn-n awk r ciinatAr matinoi"
wear. J U" models are tne newest me worKmansmp an oy uauq ami wuc m a i"-""- .......v..
There is a model for every man, young or old.
These suits being made in our own factory,
and woven from Oregon wool, the original prices were exceedingly low, so the cut now made
to $12.50 means a saving of greater proportions than hasty judgment would indicate.
These Suits Worth $15, $18 and $20
Oregon Cloth by the Yard $-J .50
All-wool suitings for men and women are now on sale during this ad
vertising and promotion Bale for a dollar and a half a yard.
SEND IN YOUR MAIL ORDERS
This sale is state-wide in its scope. We are prepared to
serve the man at a distance as well as the person living
in the city. Write for self-measuring blanks and samples.
BROWNSVILLE WOOLEN MILL STORE
Third and Morrison
ALSO EUGENE AND MARSHFIELD, OREGON
Third and Stark
UTAHNS ARE UNPLEDGED
DEMOCRATS CITOOSE 16 DELE
GATES, WITH HALF VOTES.
.Motion to Instruct for Woodrow
Wilson Has Scant Support "Pro
gressive" la Demanded.
SALT LAKE CITY. Utah. May 14.
The only restriction Imposed upon the
16 delegates, each with half a rote,
who will represent the Democracy of
Utah at the National convention In
Baltimore. Is that they shall support
"a progressire candidate on a progres
An effort In the resolutions commit
tee to commit the delegates to the
Presidential candidacy of Woodrow
Wilson commanded only two votes.
The blgr fight in the Democratlo state
convention here today wa on the elec
tlontlon of a National committeeman
to succeed Frank K. Nsbeker. The
position went to William R. Wallace,
of Palt Lake Cltv. after three ballots.
and its needs probably oc
cupy nine-tenths of your
waking thoughts. If you are
wise you are thinking of fu
ture as well as present neces
sities. A bank account not
only provides insurance for
the future but affords ready
cash with which to grasp any
opportunity that is offered.
$1.00 is enough to open an
account in our bank.
4 Per Cent Interest Allowed
SAVINGS & TRUST
"The Home for Savings."
Cor. 6th and Washington Sts.
Open Saturday Evenings
6 to 8.
Tay Checks Cashed.
In which Samuel A. Klg was his lead
The platform advocates a progressive
income tax. direct legislation and other
"progressive" measures. It was adopted
without discussion by the convention.
The delegates are: J. D. Call. A. I
Brewer, C. P. Overfleld. J. W. Burton.
J. E. Cardon, William M. Roylance. E.
M. Brown, John McAndrew, J. R.
Barnes, J. 8. Bransford, T. N. Taylor,
C. C Neslen, G. C. Whltmore, Samuel
Russell, H. L. Nlelson, John Dern.
Steamer Etna on Xevr Schedule.
WOODLAND, Wash.. May 14. (Spe
cial.) A new schedule today went In
to effect for the steamer Etna, oper
ating on the upper Lewis River. In
stead of making the trips as formerly,
up one day and back the next, the
schedule will now be round trips dally
on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and
Saturdays, the trips being to Ariel and
return. This schedule will remain In
effect until low water comes.
DEER CAPTURED IN RIVER
Pendleton Kancher Delivers Full
Grown Staff to Game Warden.
PENDLETON, Or., May 14. (Spe
cial.) Dave Bonifer, a rancher living
near Gibbon, found a new and difficult
feat in lassoing when he encountered
a full-sized deer in the middle of
Meacham Creek yesterday, while riding
horseback a short distance from Gib
bon. The animal had presumably
been chased over the hills by hounds
and hall taken refuge on the hanks of
the creek. When the horse and rider
appeared the frightened stag swam
further on toward the middle of the
creek, with Bonifer in hot pursuit.
Both horse and deer were swimming
when Bonifer's lariat caught tlio deer
about the neck. It was a rescue, not
a capture, on Bonifer's part, and after
taking: the captive to his farm he tele
phoned Deputy Game Warden Averlll to
take possession. It will probably be
shipped to the Wallowa country and
put with the large herd of deer in that
ytflr City Tree as
We have thousands of choice
ASTERS, SALVIAS, etc., and
all the DESIRABLE V LOW
ERING AND ORNAMENTAL
PLANTS for PORCH and WIN
DOW BOXES, beds in the
TARD, URNS AND HANGING BASKETS.
Buy our strong, woll - rooted pot plants
that will trive a profusion of bloom all
oprpill Don't let the aphis and worms
OlLulML ruin your rosebuds. Our Rose
Spray and Sprayers (outfit only 75C)
will do the work.
ROUTLEDGE SEED &
169 SECOND ST, NEAR MORRISON,
id Plaat Yard, Fourth and UadiMs Streets.
When rough, high-proof, strong whiskey begins to tell on
you when your nerves and stomach commence "calling
for help" try a little Cyrus Noble.
It is mild in character aged in wood in charred barrels
blended and re-aged in steam-heated warehouses.
This gives it that palatable, enjoyable flavor peculiar to it
its mellowness its richness.
Sold by first-class dealers all over the world.
W. J. Van Schuyver & Co., General Agents, Portland.
Only the Best Flour is Good
Enough to put in your Family's
Bread. And Only the
Best Flour is Economical
1- "IfvCCIDENT Flour
ACCroV of thTt celebrated
North Dakota Hard Spring wheat.
Our Mills are in the midst of these
richest, most fertile wheat farms and we
take only First Choice for Occident Flour
1 Occident eoes further lasts looser than
any other flour. You use less for every
batch o( bread. Your bread stays sweet
and moist longer. It is whiter, lighter,
better-tasting. It Is more nourishing
because of the extra quality and quantity
of sluten. It IS clean or, purer, because
our milling process is the most complete
and exacting in use.
A nd the hish quality never varies. Your
baking results are always sure.
Ask your grocer for one sack. In every
sack is our Written MoneT-Bck Guarantee.
K Occident doesn't auit you your money
will be refunded, at once, without question.
Russell-Miller Milling Co, 474 Glisan Street, Portland
Of course you like Hires !
Everybody does. It's a natural
taste that makes you like it. The
taste for the flavors of field and
forest of roots, herbs, flowers, and
the sap of trees.
Hires only helps never harms.
A natural tonic but not so much
as a trace of drugs.
Just to get back to Nature try a
glass of Hires now. No need to
say "rootbeer." Just say " Hires."
Sparkling, delicious from the fountain, 5c
In botiles, carbonated, at your home