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THE MORNING OREGOXIAX, TUESDAY. JANUARY 21, 1913. - S
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WILSON BILLS AIM
TO BREAK TRUSTS
Seven Measures of Governor
Introduced in Legisla
ture of New Jersey.
CLIMAX DEEMED REACHED
Feature of Proposed Laws Is Pro
vision Making Violation Misde
meanor Punishable by Pine
TREXTOX. N. J.. Jan. 20. President
elect Wilson reached today what he
considers the elimax In his programme
of reform as Governor of New Jersey.
Seven bills making for the most exten
sive revision of the corporation laws
In the history of the state were intro
duced tonight in the State Legislature.
"These acts are designed to put an
end to trusts and monopolies under the
laws of New Jersey." declared Governor
Wilson In a prepared statement descrlb
lngr the measures, "and I predict con
fidently that they will accomplish that
Jerwey Conditional In Mlud.
Though the principle of the bills
which seek to prevent monopoly, under'
selling In local markets, mergers, the
existence of holding companies and the
Issuance of watered stock is one which
the Governor emphasized repeatedly in
the National campaign, be declared to
night that the proposed legislation nad
been drawn wtth the conditions In the
State of New Jersey alone in mind.
The feature of the bills that attracted
most attention was the provision mak
ing violations of the proposed law 4
misdemeanor, punishable by Imprison
ment as well as by fines. The bills go
Into extensive detail In defining trusts.
monopolies and mergers.
It was pointed out In the statement
issued from the Governor a office, how
ever, that while mergers and consoli
dations are prohibited in general the
proposed laws do not Intend to prevent
the legitimate expansion of a business
concern by the purchase of property
"cognate in character."
F.xtennlon la Permitted.
Provision for this Is made In the sec
ond of the series of bills and permits
a corporation to extend lis business by
the purchase of the property, Includ
ing the stock of another corporation
if Its business be the same, but pre
vents the Issuing of watered stock In
the transaction. It has nothing to do
with holding companies which are oth
erwise treated. It is contended.
While the bills. It Is asserted, take
away none of the rights of existing
forporations, they do restrict these
vompanies from extending their hold-
inn and make them subject to the pro
visions forbidding underselling, dis
criminations and other monopolistic
jtractices. Present companies will be
affected so far as future stock issues
nnd mergers are concerned.
Among the larger combinations
rhartered under" New Jersey laws are
the United States Steel Corporation, the
Standard Oil Company, the American
Tobacco Company, the American Sugar
itefinine Company, the International
Harvester Company, the Amalgamated
Copper Company, the United States
Leather Company and the Kock Island
The Governor held several National
subject conferences In the Statehouse.
Senators Newlands, of Nevada, and
Chamberlain, of Oregon, told him that
besides themselves they represented
other Western Senators in urging for
Secretary of the Interior Governor Nor
rls. of Montana: Governor Hawley, of
Idaho; Joseph N. Teal, of Oregon, or
Kemoeratic Chairman Tallman, of Ne
vada. Representatives liardwick and
Bartlett, of Georgia, presented tho
names of several Georgians for the
to fear from the Attorney-General's
office. To be sure, his office has been
Investigating the telephone and tele
graph situation, but the Attorney-General
cannot tblnk we are entirely bad,
for. since the investigation began, we
have with his expressed approval put
together Bell and opposition services
in several large places where local
authorities and the public have ex
pressed their desire for such action.
At Detroit, for instance, the opposi
tion was merged after approval by and
at the desire of all local and state au
thorities, and with the acquiescence of
the Attorney-General, and the same
thing has been done in other places
of almost equal Importance.
"I believe that the Attorney-General
has found that the public does not
want two systems, and we hope that
fuller appreciation of that fact will
lead him to leave the question entirely
with the state and interstate com
merce, where the matter belongs, and
where it is bound to go anyway.
"Last year the Interstate Commerce
Commission assumed Jurisdiction by ex
rress authority of Congress over the
telephone and telegraph companies. So
far as Interstate business is concerned,
that body, together with the State Com.
missions, should be able to arrange
matters satisfactorily to the company
and to the public.
TWELFTH JUDICIAL SECTION
APPROVED AT 3TMIXXVIILE.
INQUIRY IS JNJIEW HANDS
(Continued From Virat rn.)
thtj American company or any of Its
principal subsidiary companies.
The American Telephone & Tele
graph Company, either directly or
throush subsidiary companies whose
tock it owns, operates what Is known
generally as the Bell telephone system,
whfch reaches upwards of 70.000 places,
distributed anions practically all the
Htates of the Union, having some 4,500,
000 telephones in use and operating
the principal long-distance lines be
tween the states. It has an invested
capital of a book; value of nearly $600,
umO.000. It is also the owner of a
large block of stock of the Western
I'nion Telegraph Company through
which It practically controls tffe op
erations of the telegraph and cable
lines of that corporation."
Chararea Are Detailed.
Outlining complaints of independents
against the American company the Attorney-General
says that they charge
that the American company has not
contented itself with the normal exten
sion of its system, but has purchased
competing lines in such manner and tn
such circumstances as would destroy
competition; that it has refused to make
connections between local lines not
owned or controlled by.it and its own
long distance lines; and has terminated
contracts and arrangements for the in.
terchange of business between lines It
lias acquired and lines of Independents.
Complaint also is made, the Attorney
General adds, that in cases where
American companies have assumed to
make connections with independents,
they have done so in such manner as in
effect to prevent a satisfactory ex-i-hange
of facilities of communication,
"thereby intending to discourage the
patrons of the independent companies
and drive .thera to the American com
panies. Further, according to the Attorney
General, it ischarged that the Ameri
can company has discriminated between
the lines of the Western Union Com
pany, in which it owns an interest, and
those of the Postal Telegraph Com
pany. In cases where telegraph sub
scribers request to be put into commun
ication wUh the Postal company for
the purpose of sending telegrams. In
places where there Is no competition,
it is charged that the local and long
distance rates of the American com
panies are unduly high, said the Attorney-General,
while in places where
Independents are established rates
have been reduced.
TAIti DOES NOT FEAR ACTION"
Bell Company-President Says Phones
Belong in Interstate Commerce.
NEW YORK, Jan. SO. (Special.)
In discussing the relations between the
Department of Justice and American
Telephone Company and particularly
the status of the company under the
Sherman law, Theodore N. Vail, presi
dent of the American Telephone Com
pany. has made this statement:
"We do not think we have anything
Yamhill County Bar Association Is
Planned and Committee Xamed
to Effect Organization.
M'MIXXVILLE. Or., Jan. 20. (Spe
cial.) At a meeting of the McMinnville
bar held here Saturday a resolution
was adopted by which the members of
the bar residing in McMinnville Indorsed
the creation of the 12th judicial dis
trict, consisting of the counties of
Polk, Yamhill and Tillamook. These
counties are now a part of the third
The organization of a bar associa
tion, to be known as the Yamhill
County Bar Association, was approved
also at the meeting and a committee
was selected to take what preliminary
steps were required. The committee
named Includes B. A. Kliks, J. B. Dod
son and R. R. Hewett. Sixteen lawyers
were present and other legislation was
discussed and Indorsed, but that of the
new district, with an additional Judge,
was the most important and was con
sidered by all present as much needed.
R. L. Conner, a member of the Mult
nomah County Bar Association, was
chosen chairman of the meeting and
Vine W. Pearce. Judge of Yamhill
The members present also went on
record as favoring part of the report
of the Judicial commission appointed
by the Governor, set out on page is
of the commission s report, relating to
the appointment of a prosecuting at
torney for each county and a resolution
In support of that part of the report
of the commission was passed. the
retaining in office of all present serv
ing district attorneys for their respec
tive counties and the retaining of the
Governor's prerogative of filling any
of the new offices created by a law,
as Indorsed by the resolution, was
strongly favored by both Republican
and Democratic members present.
THIRD BLOCKADE IS
FEARED BY ROADS
Heavy Snow, Accompanied by
Gale, Sweeps Over Cas
EASTON SNOW 10 FEET DEEP
ODDIE URGES REVISION
STRIXGEXT DIVORCE REQUIRE
Governor Also Would Have Nevada
Limit Bounds of Prizefights.
CARSON CITY. Nev. Jan. 20. Gover
nor Oddie today presented his message
to the Nevada Legislature in which he
makes a number of radical recommen
dations. He advises a law requiring
a year's residence in the state to ob
tain a divorce Instead of six montns.
and a law limiting the number or
rounds tn a prize fight.
The fundamental need of the state.
he says, is a revision of the system of
taxation, and the perfection of the
governmental system in the interests
of economy and efficiency.
Pointing out that Nevada Is sur
rounded by states which have given
women equal suffrage, the Governor
urges the ratification of an amendment
giving them the right to vote In Ne
vada. He also recommends the Indorse
ment of the Congressional resolution
providing for the election of United
States Senators by direct vote.
The Legislature organized today, both
branches working for retrenchment by
elimination of many of the positions
hitherto given to political workers as
rewards for good work.
GLENDALE IS HELD "WET"
Man Who Violated Law While Town
Was "Dry" Is lined $250.
ROSEBCRG. Or.7Jan. 20. (Special.)
In a decision handed down today
Judge Hamilton sustained the validity
of the liquor election held at Glendale
last November when the city went
"wet," and In addition he held that the
repeal of the prohibition law as far as
that municipality was concerned did
not repeal the penalty for violations
of the law committed while the town
The question of the validity of the
Glendale election was raised by Dis
trict Attorney Brown some time ago,
when J. M. McLeod. of Glendale, was
tried before Judge Hamilton on a
charge of bootlegging. The District
Attorney contended that the election
was held in Glendale precinct and was
not confined strictly to the voters of
the city of Glendale.
Attorney Hermann, representing Mc-
LeOd, admitted the law violation, and
in defense asserted that Glendale had
voted "wet since the Illegal sale was
made and consequently the penalty
ould not be enforced.
Judge Hamilton today held tnat vio
lations committed prior to the time
Glendale went "wet" were punishable,
and as a result he fined McLeod 1250.
Roofs Caved In by Heavy - Fall,
Which Weighs From 120 to 150
Pounds to Square FootTrans-
continental Railways Busy.
SEATTLE, Wash.. Jan. 20. (Special.)
Heavy snow, accompanied by a high
gale which swept the mountain regions
today and led to the posting of a storm
warning on the coast, fell continuously
throughout the day in the Cascades
country and led railroad officials to
fear the third blockade of the Winter
of transcontinental traffic
One hundred and fifty men were put
to work by the Northern Pacific Rail
way at Easton. keeping the sidings
open, while the rotary snowplows were
again called Into service to keep the
tracks open ahead of the trains. So
fast did the snow fall that switches and
frogs had to be cleaned every hour to
prevent their complete filling.
The same condition prevailed on other
lines crossing the mountains. Trains
reaching Seattle were delayed several
hours, while those eastbound held fair
ly well to their schedules during the
early part of the day. Snow from eight
to ten feet In depth was reported at
Easton, while In other places, as well,
it was so heavy that roofs gave way.
Temperature on Rise.
Warmer temperature prevailed for
the Puget Sound country, reaching 36
degrees shortly before noon and lndi
eating a continuous rise, which will
make tomorrow even warmer. The In
crease. In warmth changed the snow,
which began falling- in Seattle shortly
Derore i o clocK tnis morning, to ram.
Section Director George N. Salisbury
declared that Indications pointed to no
letup on the storm tonigh- High south
to southwest winds prevailed over the
Coast and will be continued tonight,
causing uneasiness In shipping circles.
Numerous log booms were reported
broken, while grave fears were enter
tained for smaller craft.
Many roofs caved in where the snow
was heaviest in the mountains, the most
serious damage being to the Moose
Lodge Hall at Cle Blum. The building
Is 50 by 75 feet. The general store on
the first floor of the hall was also dam
aged, although not seriously.
Barber Shbp la Damaged.
The roof of a barber shop at Roslyn
tell In, while a barn at South Cle Elura
collapsed last night under the heavy
While the snow Is still falling today,
danger from similar disasters of this
character was so great that gangs of
men were put to work In the mountain
towns shoveling off the roofs. The snow
was estimated to weigh 30 pounds to
the cubic foot, and under a depth of
from four to five reet on the House
tops, the stress on the roofs averaged
120 to ISO pounds to the square foot.
This Is said to be more than the build
ings are capable of holding.
The Great Northern is shoveling
night and day and festoons of lights
guide the gangs of workmen keeping
clear the Cascade line.
GLENADA WOMEN BALLOT
First Election Under Charter Re
cently Adopted Is Held.
FLORENCE, Or..- Jan. 20. (Special.)
The tirst election under the charter
recently adopted by the new City of
Glenada was held this week and sev
eral women exercised their newly ac
quired right of casting the ballot.
The officers elected are: Alderman-
at-Large and Mayor ex-Offlclo, R. A.
Lowe; Alderman. First Ward. C. E.
Harwood; Second Ward. Omar Wisdom;
Recorder, Ed T. Maher; Treasurer," N.
TiVk the "direct road" to h1th and
strength bv using Foley Kidney Pills
for backache, rheumatism, weak, yore
kidneys and bldder Irregularities.
b.ach lngreoient is cnosen ior its posi
tive healing and curative qualities.
Folev Kidney Pills are the best medi
cine vou can buy for kidney and blad
der troubles. Mrs. J. M. Findley. Lyons.
Ga.. says: "I took Foley Kidney Pills
and they entirely cured me." Uuntley
COTTAGE GROVE DIKE SAVES
Valley Town Would Have Been
Flooded but for Dam.
COTTAGE GROVE, Or Jan. 2.
(Special.) But for the substantial dike
built by the city two years ago Cottage
Grove would have been flooded. The
Coast Fork was a torrent Saturday.
Several Inches of wet snow fell Thurs
day and Friday, which was followed by
steady rain, iards practically free
from water all Winter were flooded six
Inches to a foot deep. The storm sew
ers could have cared for the rain, but
the snow melting at the same time was
too much of a strain.
The storm sewer in the aoutaeast
part of the city, where is located the
Brown Lumber Company, was entirely
inadequate to care for the tremendous
quantity of water, and that entire sec
tion of the city was a loot deep witn
water, although no damage resulted.
The mill operated as usual and the
trains were able to make the regular
schedule. There was no water on the
tracks outside of the yards.
There is from 10 to 15 feet of snow
In the Bohemia district. In the can
yons the snow turned to rain and all
tributaries of the Row River and Coast
Fork are raging torrents.
ASTORIA WEATHER VARIABLE
Slush Ice at Mouth of Columbia May
Be Bar to Navigation.
ASTORIA, Or., Jan. 20. (Special.)
While the thermometer dropped to the
freezing point in the early hours of
last night, the wind shifted from the
east to the south before morning, and
rain began to fall, with the result that
the snow and ice In the city has all
The rain continued the entire day and
the temperature was quite mild. To
night the wind shifted again to the
northwest. Vessels arriving down the
river report large quantities of slush
ice below the mouth of the Willam
ette, and a few days' continuance of the
Satlafaetlon (n). State of being
gratified or content, relieving the
mind of doubt.
If you get your glasses of me, I
more than satisfy you. as I abso
lutely go into every little detail, explaining-
why I would fit you with
glasses after I have positively sat
isfied myself that you would need
glasses by a most careful examina
tion of your eyes, with latest optical
appliance that Is known 'to science,
which reveals to me all the eye ir
regularities as though the eye were
an open book.
Why take chaaeea with the most
precious of the five senses by
patronizing opticians that only han
dle glasses as a side line? Do you
consider your eyesight less valuable
I only do optical work, and al
ways guarantee the results.
J. D. DUBACK
6th Floor Selling Bldg., 6th ft Alder
The World's oldest
THE LITTLE BROWN BOX"
Philip Morris & Co., Ltd.
Htw Tart, LtnJtn, Montrett, Catr
cold snap would seriously Interfere
with navigation on the Columbia.
IDAHO BLIZZARDS RAGIXC
Cattle Dying, Trains Stalled and
Wires Down in Worst of Storms.
HAILET. Idaho, Jan. 20. Trains are
stalled, wires are down and cattle-are
dying In the worst storm the Wood
River district has experienced In 30
years. For two weeks a blizzard has
raged, entirely Isolating several points
from communication, light and water.
A passenger train which left here
Saturday Is stalled at Ketchum. 12
miles north, whence after a day's delay
it proceeded a short distance only to
run into a snow bank near Fisheries,
where the passengers now are being
cared for by farmers. A relief party
with two locomotives which left Sho
shone early today to rescue the train
became snowed in ten miles below its
objective. A rotary snowplow, which
was sent out to clear the Central
Idaho road to Camas Prairie, is snowed
In 12 miles east of Soldier.
Mall carriers from Hailey to Soldier
have not made a trip for a week. They
succeeded today in making four miles
to Willow Creek and hope to reach
Soldier in two days.
The electric light service In Hailey
has been cut off as a result of snow
slides into . the river above the town.
At Ketchum the water supply has been
cut off by snow slides.
Two hundred head of cattle near here
are snowed In without water or food.
Many other herds are lost or unable
to reach the river, une snow at
Ketchum is six feet deep on the level.
SPOKAVE DIVISIOX TIED UP
O.-W, K. & X. From Pendleton to
Weston Blockaded by Snow.
PENDLETON, Or., Jan. 20. (Spe
cial.) Since Saturday last no trains on
the Spokane division of O.-W. R.
N. lines have been able to plow through
the immense snow drifts piled up be
tween this city and" Weston and latest
reports are to the effect that trains
on the Washington division will have
to be routed via Umatilla for at least
a few days.
This morning a terrific wind raging
in the vicinity of Weston was esti
mated at 60 miles an hour, piling the
snow In the railroad cuts in an alarm
ing manner. The weather is moderat
ing here tonight with prospects of
Deschutes Caveln Caused by Snow.
NORTH JUNCTION. Or., Jan. 20.
(Special.) Snow melting in the Des
chutes caused a cavein in tunnel No. 3,
north of North Junction, followed by a
slide of rock on the Oregon Trunk and
Deschutes Railways' joint track be
tween North Junction and South June-
Just plain doughnuts, but Oh, so good,
and so easy to make. Try them for
breakfast this way:
RECIPE NO. 4-PLAIN DOUGHNUTS
2 cups flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 scant teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon butter
Sift flour, baking powder and salt together into
mixing bowl. Rub in butter with finger tips and
stir in milk to make a dough as soft as can be
handled, (about 2-S of a cup). Tip out upon
floured board, roll into a strip S inches wide
and 1-2 inch thick. Cat off strips 3-4 inch wide,
roll them on the board to lengthen them, twist
and fry in deep fat until a light brown. Dust
lightly with powdered sugar and serve, while
still warm, with plenty of Log Cabin Syrup.
ished foods you
have them eat.
are so anxious to
has a rich, smooth consistency and a delicate, uniform maple
flavor you can't help noticing it. Pure materials to begin -
with and a long experience in making and blending has resulted in our per
fccting this truly delicious high grade syrup, thoroughly -wholesome and
of a high quality that makes it good enough for the most sumptuous table.
"We do love Log Cabin Syrup," say
the children and it is really good
for them. Their lively little bodies
need lots of "fuel" that's sugar to
supply them with energy.
Towle's Log Cabin Syrup doesn't
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it helps along the other less rel-
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Towle Maple Products
St. Paul, Minn.
"From my camp
to yoar table."
Care of Towle Maple Productii Co.
Dept. 10, St. Paul, Minn.
Please 6nd enclosed Ave two-cent stamps for which you are
to send me your recipe book and a miniature can of Towle'a
Log Cabin Syrup.
tion, covering: the track from five to
feet for a distance of 300 feet.
necessitating: a transfer of passengers.
Steamer Geo. W. Elder Iocnted.
P.AST RAN" PEDRO. Cal.. Jan. 20.
(Special.) The steamer Geo. W. 'Elder
waa reported by wireless tonigrht to
be 95 . miles west of. San Pedro,
vessel is southbound.
Amundsen Gives Sled.
NEW YORK, Jan. 20. Two battered
sleds which have Journeyed to opposite
ends of the earth occupied a place of
honor today 1n the American Museum
of Natural History. Captain Haold
Amundsen, discoverer of the South
Pole, presented to the museum one of
his three sledires and it was placed
beside a slel Peary used on his Arctic
There are ISO known lepers In the Vlllted
KTJTk jf!Y& 'Js&r'
mf pure &2xn
Stands Uncle Sam
He makes it easy for you to know
when whiskey is pure. The little
green stamp which he places over the
cork of every bottle of
Take a bottle
Bottled In Bond
is the sign of pure whiskey. It mean's that the whiskey was made,
aged and bottled under Uncle Sam's watchful eye. He knows it is
pure and he so labels it It is a little stamp with a large meaning.
See that it is on the bottle you take home. -
R0THCHILD BROS., Distributors, Portland, Oregon.