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THE MORXIXG OREGOXTAN, WEDNESDAY, JUXE 19, 1912.
SHOOTS COAL BILL
THE MAN TO PUT IT IN THE JUG.
MEETS WITH FAVOR
R. E. FARRELL CO.
Aider and Seventh
' ' ' i
Government Leases Are Pre
scribed on Basis With Some
3200-ACRE LIMIT IS MADE
Royalties Vary From Two to Ten
Per Cent Annual Rental on
Sliding Scale Rons to $1 an
Acre After Four Tears.
OREGO.VIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
' inicton, June 18. The Administration, ia
concentrating- lta efforts to bring about
the passage of a bill introduced by
Senator Smoot. - of Utah, which pre
scribes a system of leasing; coal lands
in Alaska. The bill In many respects
Is different from anything yet pro
" posed, and is understood to have been
approved very largely by the Interior
Department. An early report on this
bill is expected from the committee
on public lands of the Senate, but its
ultimate passage will depend largely
on the length of time Congress remains
In session, and the opposition that may
develop in - the Senate and House.
The Smoot bill, reserves from entry,
location, occupation - or use all coal
lands in Alaska except on conditions
named in the bill itself. These lands
may be. leased by the Secretary of the
Interior in tracts not exceeding 3200
acres to any one person, company or
corporation, with the stipulation that
no person shall be Interested in mora
than one lease.
Lessees under the bill are required
to pay the United States royalties
which shall not be less than 2 per
rent nor more than 10 per cent of the
value of coal mined, and in addition an
- annual rental at the beginning of each
year at the rate of 25 cents per acre
the first year, SO cents per acre for the
second, third, fourth and fifth years
and $1 per acre for each year there
after, but the rental for any year is
' to be credited against the royalties ac
cruing for that year. Leases will be
for not more than to years, subject to
the right of renewal for 20 years
The United States reserves the right
to grant easements over any land
leased for railroads, necessary to the
- working of any coal lands, with pro
vision that compensation shall be paid
tor any injury done by such easements.
Neighborhood Host Be Supplied.
The bill stipulates that no lease shall
be assigned except with the consent
of the Secretary of the 'Interior, who
also is given the right to prescribe
rules and regulations governing leases,
ADA VOTES TODAY
Local Option Question Issue to
Be Decided. .
and also authorised to require thoselgQISE IS STORM CENTER
I II 1 11 1 1 1 K IU prBTOUl uuuue WHIB, X II e
. Secretary also is authorized to cancel
lease for failure to pay rental or
royalties.- for failure to supply the rea
sonable demand for coal in the neigh
borhood of any mine, or for failure to
comply with any provisions of the
In order to meet the demands of the
Navy the President is authorised to
reserve such tracts of coal lands in
Alaska as he may deem proper to meet
the requirements of the Government.
and he may provide for the mining of
coal on these reservations for the use
of the Navy or other branches of the
Anti-Saloon League Slakes . Strenu
ous Campaign to Pnt County, in
"Dry" Column, but Result
Is In Doubt. .
BOISE, Idaho, June 18. (Special.)
Ada County Is the' center of a local
An Important provision of the bltf P"on campaign, the election for which
. ,.r.rt,,riat.. t- ;n nnn whfh , . wiu taKa place tomorrow, indications
utilised by the Secretary of the Interior " - " " ' " VLl,,
1, . c . j ... country nreclncta and a heavy "wet'
lnwl. I majority in Boise as well as the smaller
. I towns. t
JrZ.SVSV'- ""'V Indirectly every county in the state
imn nuMinea m in, uiun leave, uiiil VI mi. I , , , , - , , .
art anil ownln. or h.vln. an tntoroat .n an tS interested in the result for Ada
pending claim under the public land laws I County has, ever since-the adoption of
' t any coal lands In Alaska, mar. within I the local option law, managed to
one yaar from th passage of this act. enter I weather the assaults of the -"dry's."
" VI? ,-17."-.UW..J -,..rfrIiT Zl The Anti-Saloon League of the state
rnlly relinquished to the United States; and has centered its forces here and is con
If no criminal nroceedlnem with raanaet ts ducting the Campaign for the drys
- aurh claim are then pending- or shall have I under the supervision of Superintendent
theretofore terminated adversely to the de- I Herwlg. The "wets" sjre working under
f. in the Jud,me of The 6ree.rV of t he " Dnne.r .n Al r,ft.
Interior, the circumstances connected with Many of the 'drys in, Ada County
such claim Juatlfy so doing-, the money paid believe that a mistake was made by
hy the claimant or claimants to the United the local option leaders in calling an
states on account of such claim may. by election at the present time, due to the
SiT-'.T" "J ffmT. 11 VHJ"!- unsettled business conditions, the fact
r....7i-- . rrr,.rr that it is a Presidential year and be
for such relinquishment, or In lieu of rach cause Boise has Just passed through a
repayment the secretary of the Interior may commission form of government eleo
execute and deliver to said person, aseocia- yon that forced many of the "drys" to
. t Ion" or corporation, in preference of any make enemies in their campaign to give
1'Z ' .V'j I this city a commission government.'
the limitation, of area and location tlied I They declare that they should not
by Section 3 hereof, and the said moneys I have been called upon at this time to
may be credited upon the royalties to be- I again go on with another election and
rum" sue unew wuvu raw. nuviura, mu I force tflfi JI"V 1SSUO DC I O TO commis-
if the land so claimed be within a reserva
tion made In pursuanoe of Section T of this
art other coal lands In Alaska of substan
tially equal value may be substituted in
aid lease for the lands so relinquished.
Local Limits Fixed.
Any person who ia qualified to make
a .lease under the Smoot bill may, if!
lie so desires, locate and operate for lo-
sion government had a fair trial per
mitting the commissioners to adopt the
strict saloon regulations they have
During the commission government
campaign the charge was made tnat
the liquor interests had raised 85000 to
be paid tor keeping ore or tne -local
ODtlon election, if commission rgovern-
cal use upon any of the. public coal ment won. The charge was denied by
lands or Alaska not Otherwise appro- local option leaders.
priated. an area not exceeding ten
up ta the year If Vy person ava.'l- PUTER UNDER INDICTMENT
injj nimseti u. iuis privilege win De I n
liable to dispossession In cam any other Portland Man to Be Held for Alleged
lar land as. a part of a leasehold. I Fleecing in Minneapolis
une-nair or tne money derived from
Icbrm unrtar thin Mil m-.11 orn intn tha
Alaska fund In the Treasury and be MINNEAPOLIS. Minn., June 18. CSpe
exnenried for lnr-.i innrae.m.ei. ..), I olal.V The grand Jury today indicted
as railroads and- srhaols. Stephen A. D. Puter on charges against
No person, association or corporation him made by the police. Detective
owning or having an Interest in any Howard probably will leave tomorrow
railroad or steamship transporting 'or Portland to bring Puter back to
Alaska coal can acquire any interest Minneapolis w ri.uu i.iu uu jh.i
In a coal land lease. The Secretary of of having swindled the law firm of
the Interior is authorised to grant to Fifleld. Fletcher & Flfield out of 82309.
any lessee a right of way over the The swindle is alleged to have taken
public lands In Alaska from the land I place on May Z.
leased to any navigable waters or .. . . . .
..n a ,k- -w,,., - . " " The ball of S. A. D. Puter has been
.ion of a railway or tramway fo? the " " ' LVV
transportation of coal, but such car- " r i
riers will be subject to the Jurisdiction to urnlsh, bal1- f 1,0 expeoted the
of the Interstate Commerce Commls- Minneapolis attorneys who caused his
-ion arrest would discover their mistake
within a few hours, and would order his
MONOCACY WORK STOPPED
Rival Bidders Claim It Cannot Be
Built for Tender Price.
VALLEJO. CaU June 18. The Navy
3 OREGON VOTES FOR ROOT
( Continued TTom First Page. )
the temporary chairman of the conven
tion. So Interpreting his instructions.
he announced his Intention of voting
K'or.'h.1 M.TsHn'd aNaVya "
todav that the orders issued yester- "embers of the delegation would vote
day for the suspension of work on the likewise. The refusal of McCusker to
river gunboat Monocacy were made on cast his vote was the result of con fer
tile representations of a Arm of Se- ences last night and this morning be
attle shipbuilders, ansuccessful bidders tween La Follette supporters from va
for the construction of the Monocacy, . ,.,
that the-Navy-yard bid was so low as rlou" 8ltea- , -In
be impossible. MeCsuukor Chaaurea Attitude.
The Mare Island Tard was awarded It was the concensus of opinion of
'.he construction of the Monocacy on most of those who attended the confer-
.ts bid of IH1.000. The bid of the ence tn,t th, l Follette followers
aeattle firm was J 1 0.000 higher. The ., ,A ., .,lVl ..
Navy Department telegraphed today houId "ot ap"t. ltt?r T" r
that construction would be suspended Roosevelt candidate for temporary
pending an investigation or the Mare chairman, but should vote for some
Island bid -- - candidate of their own or else Tefrain
: : . i
altogether irom voting. ucuusker
chose the latter course, although yes
terday he announced his determination
to vote for Root. His change -of at
titude was aplely the result of his dis
cussion with other La Follette men.
The Washington delegation cast its
solid vote for Senator Root, the sitting
14 delegates from that state being
staunch Taft men, prepared to go
down the line with their leader, if they
are not unseated.
Washington Vote Decisive.
' Particular interest centered in the
vote cast by the Washington delegates
today, when it developed that Wash
ington's 14- votes gave Root the neo
essary majority of 640. - Root had re
ceived 530 votes prior to the ' time
Washington was reached in alphabeti
cal order, and It fell to the lot of Pat
rick Halloran. of Edison, delegate from
the First District, to give Senator Root
his 64Qth vote. When the complete
Washington delegation had .voted. Root
had 544 votes to his credit, four more
than enough 'to nominate.
Earlier in the afternoon Idaho gave
its eight votes to McOovern, that dele
gatlon having decided to act as a unit
and support the Roosevelt programme
from first to last. Two - Idaho dele
gates, who were somewhat In doubt
when they arrived in Chicago, pledged
themselves last night to stand with
their six colleagues, and from this time
forward they will support the Roose
PORT'S POWER GON
Supreme Court Reverses De
cision in Tillamook Case.
OFFICE UNLAWFULLY HELD
Suit Is Result 'of ' Attempt to Issue
Bonds Rendering Plaintiff and
Appellant Liable for Payment.
. Other Cases Decided.
Oregon Delegates Choose A. V. Smith
as Head of Credentials Body.
CHICAGO, June 3 8. (Special.)
Oregon delegates to the Republican Na
tional convention, at a meeting this
morning, decided to postpone selection
of the National committeeman until
after . the convention has a nominated
candidate for President. They, how
ever, perfected their own organisation.
selecting Daniel Boyd, ot .enterprise.
as chairman, and Fred 8. Bynon, -tl
Salem, secretary. Delegates were then
selected for membership on various
committees of the convention as fol
Credentials.. A. V. Swift, of Baker
rules, J. N. Smith, of Salem; resolutions.
D. D. Hall, of Mosler; permanent or
ganization, Charles H. Carey, of Port
land; committee to notify nominees.
Henry Waldo Coe, of Portland; honor
ary vice-president, Charles W. Acker-
son, ot Portland.
Harmony marked today s meeting of
the delegation. There was no rivalry
among the delegates and all, with, the
exception of Dr. Coef are satisfied with
the slate as ade up. Coe was anxious
to be a member of the committee on
credentials In order to vote in that
committee to overturn the action of
the National committee on the Wash
ington, Texas and other contests, where
Roosevelt- men contend toey were
robbed. It was largely because of Coe's
Intense partisanship that he was not
allowed to go on tne credentials committee.
The delegation selected Swift for this
position, as they regard him as fair
minded. Delegate Hall did not attend
the meeting today, and partially on
that account, ana because oi some de
sire for delay, it was determined to put
over the selection of the National com
mitteeman until later. Chairman Boyd
s authorised to call a special meeting
for this purpose, but he probably will
wait until after the candidate is nom
inated by the convention.
The turning down of Dr. Coe today
forecasts his probable defeat for Na
tional committeeman. It is conceded
that Ralph Williams will be re-elected
if Taft ia nominated, but there is no
candidate reasonably sure of winning
if Taft falls of renominatlon..
When the Oregon delegation was in
session today, McCusker voiced hisn
tention to vote for Root for temporary
chairmen and his subsequent refusal
to vote was a surprise to his colleagues.
The three delegates who voted for Root
this afternoon declared their purpose
at this morning's meeting of the dele
gation. They and McCusker, all con
tended that their instructions to vote
for Roosevelt did not bind them to von
for Roosevelt's candidate for chairman,
but left them free to exercise their
iscretion on all votes except that for
Presidential and Vice-Presidential
The six delegates who this afternoon
voted for McGoveru, took the position
that their instructions bound them not
only to 'rote for Roosevelt, but for the
entire Roosevelt programme.
After this exchange of vlt-ws the
delegation adjourned without any attempt-to
adopt the unit rule, rather al
lowing every delegate to act as his
own Judgment directed.
SALEM, Or., June 18. (Special.) The
Supreme Court today, in an opinion by
Justice Bean, reversed the lower court
of Tillamook County, and in so doing
declared that the officers of the Port of
Tillamook are unlawfully exercising
their public office and franchise. The
action was in the nature of quo war
ranto proceedings, brought by the state
for S. V. and Lillian Anderson against
H. T. Botts, A. Q. Beals, D, Fltzpatrlck,
James Walton. Jr., M. F. Leach and the
Port of Tillamook, to determine tlfe
right of the defendants to act as a mu
The complaint is signed by the Dis
trict Attorney of the proper district. It
alleges that the defendants are unlaw
fully exercising a publlo office and
franchise within the State of Oregon, as
officers of the Port of Tillamook, with
out being duly incorporated ; that the
alleged port Is a quasi municipal cor
poration, attempted to be formed under
the act of 190S; that the relators are
residents and taxpayers within the ter
ritory of the pretended port; and that
the defendants, as officers of such cor
poration, are attempting to issue large
amounts of bonds and render the relat-
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tage. . . .
Look much better, too.,
Our confidence in our -ability
to Berve you best, is but
- the reflection of ' the con
fidence .'those we have
; served have in us.
209-10-11 Corbett Bldg.
Fifth and Morrison 2d Floor
ors liable for the payment of a part
Other cases were decided today as fol
Steven Collins, respondent vs. Amelia Kel
ler, appellant; appealed from Multnomah
County; John 8. Coke, judge; reversed and
dismissed In an opinion by Justice Burnett.
Van Duaeu Investment Company, respond
ents, vs. Western Fishing Company, appal-,
lants; affirmed by Justice Moore.
Lois C MacMabon, appellant, vs. Robert
ts, nun, motion to a ism us appeal denied.
MAN'S MEMORY LAPSES
Mt. Vernon Resident Found Wan
dering In Baker Schoolhouse.
BAKER, Or., June 18. (Special.)
u. u. senuey. or Mt Vernon, was found
today wandering in the Central School
building1, believing: It was a church.
While every other faculty is unimpair
ed, the man has a lapse of memory and
can .tell nothing of what has happened
except that he went to Portland to
attend a trial, and had a certificate
of deposit for $60, which he lost, leav
ing only money enough to pay bis way
He says that while stealing a ride
from there a braKeman hit him on
the head with a brick and he cannot
remember anything since then. There
is no scar. Physicians say he may
be affected by -the heat. He carries
a subpoena to appear in the Portland
court. His wife and children at Mt
Vernon have been notified.
20 O DRESSES
TWO SAMPLE LINES
Another fortunate purchase, whereby we se
cured two sample lineg from two well-known
garment makers whose merchandise is always
represented in our stock -200 Dresses in which
every woman will reoopnlze good Btyle and fine
materials. Lingerie silk, white serge, challis,
chiffon, marquisette, voile, .net and embroidery.
Most every size, including misses'. Here are
their regular and their present disposal
$ 5.95 Dresses now at ,,....$3.95
$ 7.50 Dresses now at .'..$5.00
$ 8.50 Dresses now at. ...-..,,.$5.65
$10.00 Dresses now at.... $6.67
$15.00 Dresses now at. .$10.00
Others up to $35 -. k .
$35.00 Dresses now at. . . . . ... .$23.35
100 Tailored Suits at i Price
Announcing another event that should indeed prove
welcome news to many women who find that their
? resent suits are beginning to look shabby. And
his does not mean that you are restricted to Just
one or two styles, for these are from our regular
stock, which means that there's diversity of styles
and materials. From f 25 up, at HALF PRICE.
R. E. FARRELL CO.
Alder and Seventh
T;R. AND ADE "IMMORTALS'
150 Americans Will Be XTpon List
of Men Selected.
WASHINGTON. June 18.About 150
American "Immortals" would be cre
ated under the National Institute of
Arts and Letters bill which passed the
Theodore Roosevelt Is named and
Senator Henry Cabot Lodge is the only
member of Congress so honored; .
The House struck from the list the
name of Francis . Millet, the cele
brated artist, who went down in the
Titanic and- Inserted In his place the
name of Albert Jaeger, of New York.
George Ade and the galaxy of In
diana authors are in the list named.
Standard Oil Case Adjourned.
NEW YOKK, June 18. Adjournment!
nntU Shrobably next Fall was taken to
day in the case of the Standard Oil in
terests against the Waters-Fierce Oil I
Company. The control of the latter by
the Standard Interests waa thwarted atl
the annual meeting, when proxies held
by Standard Oil men were thrown out.
An honest man
That's your grocer.
He pays more for Campbell's Soups
than for any others that retail at the
same price. (
Yet he recommends Campbells to
you for your good. He gives you. the
benefit of the extra quality that he pays
Ask him today for half-a-dozen of
our Vegetable Soup, for example.
Taste its fresh delicious country flavor
for yourself. And you will
realize, why it pays him, too,
to recommend such a custom
bringer as this.
10c a can
Look for the red-and-white label
Astoria Electa Larsen to Board.
ASTORIA, Or, June 18. (Special)
At the annual school election of As
toria district held yesterday, L. A. Lar
sen was elected a member of the board I
of directors, to succeed Dr. T. L. Bali, I
whose term has expired.
PLAIN TAILORED AND FANCY
MODEL SUITS. AT HALF PRICE
Only One Way to Know!
. that you are getting ice cream that is pure. That -way is to buy .
ice cream made by a responsible creamery, which publicly an
nounces that its cream is made of PURE CKEAM, SOME
SUGAR, A LITTLE FLAVORING and nothing more. Wash
ington ice cream is pure. Phone in your orders.
Phones Main 764, A 2276.
.Ve are showing our attractive line of women's
suits at half price. Plain tailored or f ancy
models. Navy blues and mixtures.
$28 Suits' Now at $14 $40 Suits Now at $20
$32 Suits Now at $18 $52 Suits Now at $26
$38 Suits Now at $19 $68 Suits Now at $34
WASHINGTON AT TENTH STREET
Why a Woman Should Have a Bank Account
Housekeepers need not feai burglars to the same extent .as if
money was kept on hand to pay bills. '
If you pay your bills by check, it is unnecessary to carry large
amounts in your purse.
The convenience of mailing checks in settlement of bills, instead
of spending perhaps half a day going from 6tore to store paying them.
Open an account at the ; -
Security Savings and Trust Company
Morrison at Fifth Street.
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