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TIIE MORMXG OREGOXIAN. SATURDAY, DECE3IBER 21. 1913.
OREGON CITY LOCKS
FREE, WEST'S PUN
Governor Objects to Traction
Company's $9000 Income
IMMEDIATE ACTION IS CRY
If Purchase Deal Is Sot Carried to
" Completion at Once State's Ex
ecutive Will Call on legis
lature to Act.
SALEM. Or.. Dec. 20. (Special.)
AdTlces received by Governor VVest
from Major Mclndoe. of the I. ni ted
States Army engineers at P'tan
that the settlement of the Purchase of
the Willamette River lock, at Oregon
City is hanging nre because o failure
to reach a conclusion as to the title,
brought forth a declaration from the
Governor that he will recommend to
the Legislature a new plan to ecure
free locks unless the deal Is completed
by the opening of the legislative ses-
''iTn Governor's plan Is to recommend
to the Legislature that the entire deal
for the purchase of the locks from the
..!.. i.iiht a- Power Com-
oriiAiiu iuiiii -"
cany be declared off in event of failure
to bring sdoui pruui
The state has appropriated so far
) 200.0UO or the jaOO.OOO required as the
state's share of the purchase and this
$200,000 has been placed In the hands
of the Government. The other 100.
000 Is due to be appropriated the coming-session.
Rmnmendatlona to Be Made.
The Governor will recommend that
the $200,000 be returned to tne um
final action is not hastened. It has been
shown that the Portland Railway.
Light Power Company has realised
approximately 19000 a year in tolls from
the locks. ...
Taking $150,000 of the $200,000 ap
propriated and turning It Into the
school fund, where it would realise
per cent Interest, would supply the
$3000 a year necessary to pay all of the
tolls, says the Governor. In conse
quence the Government would need to
make no expenditure for the locks, the
state would save $150,000 of the pur
chase price outright and the cost of
operation and maintenance of the locks
would be thrown onto the Portland
Railway, Light Power Company.
"This plan will give the- state free
locks at Oregon City without -the ne
cessity of a heavy expenditure either
by the Government or the state." says
the executive. "The principal of $150.
000 lrf the state school fund will remain
Intact and through the system of per
cent loans the cost of tonnage through
the lock8 will be realised and we have
no bother and be at no expense main
taining and operating the locks."
The letter from Major Mclndoe to
the Governor setting out the present
situation as to the purchose -of the
Mcladoe Letter Oat.
"Replying to your letter of Decem
ber li, 1J12. 1 beg to state that the ab
stract of title to the canal and locks
property intended to be conveyed to
the L'nlted States was transmitted to
the United States Attorney for exam
ination as to the validity and suffi
ciency of title on May 27, 1912. On Oc
tober 21. 1012. the United States Attor
ney's office completed this examina
tion and forwarded the papers, with a
list of objections and defects, to
Messrs. Griffith A Leiter. attorneys for
the Portland Railway, Light & Power
"Early In November Mr. Leiter had
a conference with the Assistant United
States Attorney, with a view to deter
mining what objections on the title
could be waived and what objections
must be met and he (Mr. Leiter) hoped
.at that time shortly to be in position to
resubmit this title for final opinion.
Since that date this office has been
unable to get any information as to
when the attorneys will complete the
examination and clearing of the title.
"Under the revised statutes of the
United States It is forbidden to expend
any funds on the property until the
title has been approved by the Attorney-General.
' The operation of the
canal and locks by the Government
therefore must await the approval of
the title papers by the Attorney-General.
I have tendered the services of
this office to the United States Attor
ney, but he advises that he knows of
nothing which the office can do to ex
pedite the transfer of the property to
the Government until the title papers
are resubmitted for final opinion by the
attorneys of the Portland Railway,
Light & Power Company."
dltlonal pardon, sent to the penitentiary
from Multnomah County, has again
been accorded conditional pardon priv
ileges and is now probably either in
California or on his way to that state.
About a year ago practically the same
time that "Chick" Houghton, notorious
Portland criminal, received a parole,
Gibson was granted a conditional par
don. He went to Portland. Some time
later Gibson was arrested at an East
Portland home which he had rented. In
the court an arry of chicken heads gave
evidence of his offense against the
conditions of his pardon and the laws
of the state. It developed that he had
been "lifting" chickens from the roost
of a neighbor. A search resulted in
"Chick" Houghton being found in the
loft of the house. Gibson was returned
to thep rlson but Houghton was given
a stay of grace and was later returned
from California, where he had eloped In
violation of his parole.
Gibson, it Is understood. Is to go to
California and for evermore desist from
being an Incumbrance on Oregon au
thorities. He was recently taken to
Portland from the Oregon prison by
SALARY PLAN OUTLINED
GOVERNOR WEST CLASSIFIES
Multnomah Officials Only Would
Draw "First-Class" Pay, If Pro
posed Plan Becomes Law.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 20. (Special.)
Governor West has completed a tabu
lation showing the outline of his pro
posed uniform salary plan for county
officials. This tabulation shows the
percentages of area, population and as
sessed valuation for each county in re
lation to the entire state and also shows
the averages for the three In relation
to the entire state and what class each
respective county will come under.
Multnomah County will be in the
first class and stand alone In that class.
All counties showing from 4 to 6 per
cent will be in the second class; coun
ties from S to 4 per cent in the third
class; counties from 2 to 3 per cent in
the fourth class, and counties under 2
per cent in the fifth class.
The tabulation as completed by the
Governor, showing the location of each
county as to class, follows
Clatsop . .
Harney . .
Lincoln . .
Morrow . .
waaco . . .
S n s
4. 503 1
n 1 m
1 3.2M) 3
I 3.947 3
CHILDREN ARE HELPED
FTNTDS FROM SALE OF COOK
BOOK WILL AID.
E. H. MARTIN MAY GO FREE
Parole for Wolfs Slayer Is Likely
to Be Recommended.
SALEM. Or.. Dec. 20. (Special.)
Edward H. Martin, serving in the State
Penitentiary for slaying Nathan Wolf,
a jeweler of Portland, has recently been
placing his attributes as a civil en
gineer to practical use In assisting in
a survey of the Penitentiary grounds.
Colonel Lawson, the new superin
tendent of the prison, is a civil en
gineer and a survey of the grounds was
undertaken under his direction. Each
day Martin has been "used as the as
sistant of Colonel Lawson and on the
outside the two have been, taking meas
urements. It is whispered that Martin will be
strongly considered as eligible to parole
at a meeting next month. Several
months ago the question of a parole for
him came up, but it developed that
occasionally he displayed signs' of be
ing under the influence of drugs and
prison authorities had suspicions that
he was securing morphine or cocaine
from the outside. His application for
parole was indefinitely postponed.
BILL PROVIDES FOR. LOAN
Thirty' Millions for Reclamation Pro
vided by Borah.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington. Dec 20. Senator Borah, of Ida
ho, today introduced a bill authorizing
n additional loan of $30,000,000 to the
reclamation fund on terms similar to
those under which a $20,000,000 loan
was made two years ago, except that
thla $30,000,000 may be applied either
to extensions of existing projects or to
entirely new projects.
Senator Borah will urge favorable
action on his bill when Congress re
W. C. Gibson, Who Violated Condi
tional Freedom Once, Released.
SALEM. Or.. Dec720. (Special.) W.
C. Gibson, one-time violator of a con-
Council of Jewish Women Working
for Benefit of Neighborhood
- v.i.hknrhmvi HnuaA will receive
the benefits derived from the sale of
. nnmnllMl rnnk book. Which
has been published by the Council of
Jewish Women, me ooos. win uc uu
sale at Sherman & Clay's on Monday.
a... h.v. wnrVnd dillsrently to
make their book perfect in every detail.
At the NelgnDornooa Mouse, vn mt
ond and Woods streets, children are
being taught sewing, cooking and man
ual training In all its branches. The
boys have a wen equippea wrpem
shop and printing room and the girls
h. tnmMtlc science department
have the use of gas stoves and tiny
pans and dishes, ail Clean ana in ur
oluba for sewinr. read
ing and gymnasium work are organized
and are as well attended as are the en
tertainments and stereopticon lectures.
In a large and well-stock library are
A t. fmmH volumes in Entrllsh and
viii,h hMi all the best maga
zines. The gymnasium is excenenwj
appointed and the study rooms are an
. n tr itnnBrimtnL Here nearly
every night, .under the direction of
Miss Carrie Meyers, are to be touno. a
half hundred foreigners, mostly Rus
sians, men. women and children, side
by sile, -learning to speak and write
the English language.
In the playroom la a piano and usu
ally some young member of the coun
cil is to be found playing for the tots
who gather for an afternoon's frolic
When some popular air Is struck it is
most- amusing to see a wee mite of
three or four years start to dance a
"rag." Teddy bears, dolls and other
toys are much In evidence andno poor
hard-working mother In the neighbor
hood has to worry about her children
when they are in the hospitable shel
ter of the house.
In the manual training hall a stage
Is erected and the boys are now paint
ing scenery to be used at the big show
that will be the Important event of
New Year's eve. These and many other
activities going on at the Neighbor
hood House all require a large amount
of funds and It Is to augment their
working capital that the Council of
Jewish Women decided to sell to the
public the choicest recipes,, which are
to be found in their unique cook book.
BUILDING IS BLOWN DOWN
Raymond Lodge Loses Home to
Have Been Occupied January 1.
RAYMOND, Wash., Dec. 20. (Spe
cial.) With a crash that could be heard
for blocks above the roar of the gale
that was blowing, the partially com
pleted two-story frame building of the
Woodmen of the World was blown from
Its foundation and completely demol
ished. The building, -which was 30 by 100
feet, located next to the Eagles' hall, on
Sixth street, had Just been turned over
to the lathers and plasterers to finish
the interior. The building was to have
been occupied about January 1. While
the wind blew unusually hard last
night. It is thought that the building
must have been weakened in some other
No definite plans for Its rebuilding
have been made yet. but it is safe to
say that it will be replaced immediately.
ARREST OF 2 HANGS
Ofj JURY'S VERDICT
Charge of Murder May Be
Placed in South Slough
SEVERAL DAYS' PROBE SEEN
Marshfleld and Coos Officials Mys
tified by Disappearance Problem.
Question of $800 Reward Also
Awaits Action Puzzle Real.
MARSHFIELD. Or., Dec. 20. (Spe
cial.) Whether or not two prominent
South Slough men will be arrested on
the charge of murder and a. reward of
$600 be given to the Foster - boy, who
found a dead body In Coos Bay, de-
Cured of a Deep Seated Cold
by Chamberlains Cough
MEDFOHD MISS ONE OF ORE
GON'S YOUNGEST RED
CROSS SEAL SELLERS.
MEDFORD, Or.. Dec. 21. (Spe
cial.) Rowen Gale Is the young
est and one of the best Red Cross
seal sellers in Oregon. The little
miss is only 6 years old and witn
a sprig of holly in her bonnet,
a Red Cross emblem on her arm,
she attracts attention in crowded
stores and streets. Her winning
smile and her plea to "please buy
some seals to help the poor sick
people," causes hurried shoppers
and busy men to stop and Invest
in Red Cross seals.
Mrs. G. L. Cook.
..v - t j .(.amKerlflln'fl CoUgh
Remedy the best medicine of the kind
. j r I fnr tVl firSt
i ever uaeu. wau . - -time
during the Winter of 1909 and 10
and the promptness with which it cured
me or a aeeji bwu ---- ,,
convinced me of its genuineness.
writes Mrs. u. a .
,N. Y. This remedy Is for sale by.drug
glsts everywhere at 25 and 50 cents per
pends on the Coroner's jury deciding
that the body now being held at tne
morgue Is that of William Joyner, who
disappeared last August and who was
supposed to be murdered.
The Prosecuting Attorney- and Coro
ner are still holding the body of a man
the identity of which they are trying
to establish. The case is the most
mystifying that has ever been handled
by the officers in this locality.
Some of the witnesses think that the
body Is that of Captain , Johnson, of
the schooner osprey, wnicn was
wrecked on the Coos Bay Jetty Novem
ber 1, while many others testify that
they think It is the body of William
Joyner, who Is thought to have been
murdered after Jacob Evan was killed
In his home on South Slough.
Evidence regarding what few marks
are left on the body are of the most
directly contradictory nature. Edna
Hlnch, a woman who lived with Joy
ner for many months, gives evidence
which leads to the belief that the body
Is that of the murdered man, while
some of her testimony Is directly op
posite. - The state so far has failed
to have the clothing found on the body
Identified by Mrs. Johnson, the widow
of the lost captain of the Osprey, who
lives in Curry County.
' A score of witnesses from South
Slough, where Joyner resided, and in
cluding one or two of these who are
suspected of his murder have been sub
pened. The Investigation probably will
continue for several days.
FRUIT MARKET ASSURED
SPOKANE MEJf PROPOSE BIG
Aim Is to Store .Product, Maintain
Prices and . Save . Growers From
"Irumping" Crop on Marts.
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec 20. (Spe
clal.) The organization of a large cen
tral marketing and rrult storage asso
ciation with headquarters In Spokane
was assured today, when Orris Dorraan,
vice-president of the Fidelity National
Bank, announced a working committee
of nine to take up the matter of ln-
The Spokane men propose to form an
immense storage organization and te
finauce a chain of warehouses to take
care of the fruit crop of the Spokane
country co-operating with the growers
who assembled In Spokane in corner
ence on December 16, thus bringing
about a practical solution for handling
and financing the apple crop.
The members of the organizing com
mittee are W. H. Cowles, Arthur D.
Jones. R. Insinger, D. K. McDonald,
J. C. Barline. N. L. Clark, E. F. Cartier
Van Dlssel. F. M. March and Mr. Dor
man, who is chairman. The committee
will meet some time during the week
between Christmas and New Year's to
work out details for the suggested non-
profit-making association, which will be
the greatest organization or tne itina
ever formed In the Spokane country.
"We plan an association for market
ing the apple crop more effective than
any the district has ever naa Deiore,
stated Mr. Dorman.
"Every community thus recognized
will have a representative in tne cen
tral organization which will fix the
policy of the association. Undoubtedly
it will be formed along the lines of a
non-profit-sharing association similar
to the large selling co-operative plan
started by the -conference organizers
at their meeting in Spokane recently.
"The Question of storage is being
considered by the leading fruitgrowers
of the country. I think Spokane should
provide adequate storage for a large
per cent of our crops, so -that fruit
may be held here until orders for plac
ing it have been received.
"Apple sailing can be distributed over
a greater number of months each year
and there Is no reason why apples
cannot be supplied nearly every month
through proper storage facilities, and
H t . - I
can be held over and not dumped on
the market all at once.
HOG TRAIN TOUR OVER
DIVERSIFIED FARMING AP
PEARS MORE IN FAVOR.
Addison Bennett Tells of Trip With
Railway Demonstration Farm,
Which Pleases Conductor.
BY ADDISON BENNETT.
vnuTH YAKIMA. Wash.. Dec 20.
i This was the day of the
final stand of the O -W. R. & N. bog
and dairy special and it has been an
eventful one in every respect. The at
tendance has Deen iase. uui . ......
plises Farmer Smith and his asso
ciates most is the promise of many of
the auditors to follow the advice given
them. - . m .v..
Professor Byron uunter. " "
United States Agricultural Department,
remarked after the final meeting that
he had attempted to talk dairying and
general farming here on several pre
..i ... -. 1 1. i mt th Audiences keDt
calling for statistics and directions on
fruitralslng. ow, ne remarura, umuj
of these same men are branching out
into dairying and diversified farming.
Another pleasing feature Is the num
ber of converts to the corn-growing
theory. -in some oi tne uiuus
. i . . 4n q t-h an nine snAnt.
me bluics .. . '
mens of corn as can be grown an-
wiieic, i j " "
yield being well up to 100 bushels an
During the meeting Here mere na
i u..i.ta.i riAmnnH fnr knnvl
uemi a 11 iiiDioi.i,, .
edge on how and where to get seed
corn, f armer smitn s iace is iunj
in smiles. He considers me live uj
. t . mna oncpcsf nl of anv like
excursion he ever conducted or accom-
' i i Minnr nr innKR wno ill
. i ,1 ,hA wtnr,a nt tViA 13 towns
visited, made Dy jonn ocott nuns,
gives the numDer at ouuu.
The train has been dismantled, the
li t ,lr aunt tn Ita vftrlniu fiunrtars.
the members of the party have depart-
eu iui "'' - - - o
j.i... DnAfifll nf 1Q12 In a thlncr of the
past, but .its peregrinations are some
thing to be renemoereo witti pleasure
Double "Gold Bond" Stamps Until Noon
Special 20c Lunch Third Floor--1 1 to 2
A Condensed : Bulletin o
$21.75 Fur Sets Today, Only $15.00
$30.00 Fur Sets Today, Only $21.85
$2:50 Dress and Street Gloves $1.85
$7.50 Silk Waists Today, Only $3.98
Men's $2.00 Gloves on Sale at $1.50
Men's House Coats Today at xk Off
Boys' $1.50 Sweaters Offered at 98c
Men's 75c Silk Sox for Today at 49c
Men's 50c Silk Neckties at Only 29c
$1.00 Stick Pins on Sale Today 50c
$10.00 Dolls Your Choice for $4.98
EX-PUBLISHER IS GUILTY
J. JT. Hoffman Pays $30 Fine for
Corrupt Practices Act Violation.
inti dnnRn fir. Dec. 20. YSnecial.).
J. N. Hoffman, ex-publisher of the
Forest Grove Press, today- pleaded
guilty to a violation of the corrupt
practices act during me recent eiec
ir7i oni was fined 150 by Judge Camp
bell. Hoffman paid his fine.
Hoffman printed some unsigned cir
culars and also published a copy of the
same in the press. Me states mat ne
$5.00 Electric Trains Special at $3.98
Radiopticons Special Today at $5.98
$1.00 Box of Handkerchiefs for 89c
$5.00 Jewelry Special at Only $2.79
$5.00 Leather Handbags Only $2.47
50c Framed Pictures Special at 10c
did it unwittingly. He aver;nweJp'
that had it occurred to him that- a sig
nature was necessary he would have
signed the article.
HARVESTER AGENTS MANY
Secretary Testifies More Than 66,
000 Employed in Work. .
CHICAGO. Dec. 20. The last of the
scheduled hearings In the Govern-
ment's suit to dissolve the Interna
tional Harvester Company as a combi
nation tn restraint of trade was held
At Its ' conclusion the Government
attorneys went Into conference to
check up the results of the hearings
In various cities and to decide on their
further action. It is possible an addi
tional hearing may be- held soon In
New York. Hearings on behalf of the
International Harvester Company may
be demanded by Harvester attorneys, it
E. M. Wood, secretary of the Inter-
natlonal Harvester Company of Amer
ica, the selling branch of the main
company, testified that the Harvester
Company had 30,408 agents selling on
commission and 36,494 agents on direct
The Modern Campaigner.
"Ma," screamed the oldest girl, "here
comes the candidate!"
'Mercy! Lock the gate, let out the
dog, tell the man your pa don't smolce,
and make him show a heulth permit If
he offers to kiss the baby'
At Almost Half Price
A LARGE VARIETY OF PORTABLES
Cunningly designed, artistic in execution and color. They
make beautiful and practical Christinas, gifts
?1 if, 1 ;
SPECIAL SALE OF ANDIRONS
J. C. English Co.
128 PARK STREET NEAR WASHINGTON