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ONLY THREE VOTES
BO . AGAINST LANE
Successor to Bourne.
BEN SELLING COMPLIMENTED
Bean and Calkins and Meek
Vote in Minority.
BALLOTING IS EXPLAINED
Senator Hoskins Believes Wishes of
People Should Bo Accorded Kc
spect Senator Miller domi
nates La no iu Senate.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem. Or Jan. 21.
(Special.) Scarcely a ripple of ex
citement was attendant upon the elec
tion by the State Legislature of Dr.
Harry Lane, of rortlaiid, today, aa the
junior United States Senator from
Oregon. Standpatters, Bull Moosers.
Progressive. Democrats and anti
Statement No. 1 Senators practically
united on the Democratic candidate
with the exception of three members.
Scarcely more than the usual crowd
was In the visitors" seats behind the
Two in the Senate and one in the
II. .use declared their opposition to
I-ane. and Ben Selling, of Portland,
was accorded three complimentary
Senators Bean and Calkins, both of
whom did not take Statement No. 1.
voted for Ben Selling, as did Represen
tative Meek, who also did not take
Statement No. 1. Representative Bel
land, who did not take the statement,
explained his vote and cast it for
Pruple'a Wishes Respected.
In the Senate Hoskins, who also did
not take the statement, and Lester,
who did not subscribe, both voted for
Lane, explaining that they believed
the wishes of the people should be ac
corded respect. Lester stated that,
while he was elected as an anti
statement member, ha believes the
sentiment In his county has changed
and that the people there would wish
him to vote for the people's choice.
Lane was nominated in the Senate
by Senator Sillier, his nominating
speech being seconded by Senator lie
Collorh. Representative Reames nom
inated Lane In the House and Repre
sentative Hagood seconded the nom
ination. In making the nomination of Harry
Lane in the Senate. Senator Miller
lauded the people of Oregon in their
choice and spoke of the strong senti
ment In favor of direct election of
More is expected of officials than
any time in the history of this coun
try, and the- people themselves take
more Interest in public affairs, and
watch more carefully the acts of pub
lic servants," said the Senator. "The
history of the election, of Senators In
Oregon caused the people themselves
to take the law in their own hands and
declared It that they would control the
election of Senators.
"If I be permitted to review briefly,
I would call your attention, sir, to the
elections of 1S6S. 1873, ISM. 1894
(McBride). 17 (SlmonT. 1903 (Ful
ton). Chamberlain, and Bourne. Dur
ing these Senatorial contests, all legis
lative matters revolved around the
election of Senator. Politicians high
and low. or near and far. came to
the State Capital an contested day
and night as to who was to be elected
to the Senate.
Why People (hanged Things.
Tlaces were traded for votes for
Senators, so the people resolved that
they would take the matter of election
of Senator in their own hands, and
now. Mr. President, and fellow-Senators,
by the authority of the people
or the State of Oregon. I desire to
namo for the oflice of L'nlted States
Senator. Honorable Harry Lane, of
"Mr. Lane is well and favorably
known to you all. The name of Lane
is closely connected with the history
uf Oregon, and on the wall, on my
right, hangs a picture of Honorable
Joseph Lane, grandfather of Harry
Lane. Joseph Lane was Territorial
Governor. United States Senator and
Mexican war veteran and Indian
tighter of renown.
McCoilurh Seconds Uir.
McColloch. in his seconding speech,
declared briefly that the occasion
represented the highest achievement
of the Oregon system and popular
government and came all the more
strongly to hlra inasmuch as he had
on his desk the copy of a resolution
providing for the ratification of a con
stitutional amendment providing for
the direct election of United States
In casting their votes for Ben Sell
- ing. Senators Bean and Calkins, of
Lane County, each explained their
vote in identical wording, sending
their explanation to the desk to be
entered In the Journal. Their explana
"I cast my vote for Mr. Ben Selling
for United States Senator, he being
tha Republican nominee for that of
fice. In explanation of my vote I de
sire to state that I have no personal
objection to Mr. Lane, but desire to
protest against the present system of
nomination which has replaced the old
iContludid oa J..
NEW "COLD LIGHT"
KAYS DKVOID OF HEAT ARE
CHEAP AND SAFE.
Electric System May Be Revolution
ized Tiny Battery Will Kun
. Ordinary Lamp.
PARIS. Jan. il. M. Dussaud, a
French scientist who has discovered a
means for the production of what he
terms "cold light." made public today
some details of his discovery, which it
Is thought may revolutionise electric
lighting. He has constructed an elec
tric lamp in which the light is con
centrated on a single point and thence
is projected through a lens, magnifying
a thousand fold. Thus he has. succeed
ed in concentrating a 2000 candlepower
light on one point, and in passing S3
volts into an eight-volt lamp, which
with the ordinary light would burst.
Experiments with this lamp have
established that the new. light abso
lutely is without danger, as no heat
Is given off and It required 100 times
less current than the ordinary lamp.
It can be worked bj' a tiny battery or
sufficient motive power can bo ob
tained from a Jet of water from an
ordinary faucet or even a squirrel
turning a cage.
The light has been tried with great
success in the Biarritz lighthouse, and
M. Dussaud la' working on its application-to
searchlights for the ministry of
CHICKEN TRAVELS TOO FAR
Nebraska Fowl Sent Here by rarcel
Tost Spoils. '
A chicken that had spoiled in transit
arrived In Portland yesterday by parcel
post from an Interior town In Nebras
ka. Tho fowl was directed to a resi
dent of Albina. Tho package was
properly wrapped, directed and had 34
cents in stamps attached, but the four
or more days' travel in steam-heated
postal cars had spoiled the pullet for
eating purposes and It was delivered
to the city garbage crematory In post
Of such disposition of parcel post
matter no record Is kept, as the sender
transmits tho package at his own risk
and the postoffice authorities are ex
pected to use only the Bame care as
is given other classes of mall matter.
TRACT TO BE DEVELOPED
Portland Syndicate Plans to Spend
Million In Improvements. j
Acquisition of a tract comprising
about 350 acres, lying directly east of
the city limits between the Sandy
and Barr Roads, and development of
tlie property Into high class suburban
homesites is the object of a syndicate
of Portland investors now being or
ganized. While details of the project have not
been announced, it is' understood that
the intention is to install all modern
street Jmprovements, Including a fine
It is estimated that the project will
Involve a total expenditure of about
ORDER ABANDONS RATES
Modern Woodmen to Postpone Action
on Increase Tntll 1914.
ROCK ISLAND. 111., Jan. 21. The ex
ecutive council of the Modern Wood
men of America decided today not to
put Into force the new schedule of
rates authorised In a head camp meet
ing held in Chicago, but will let the
next head camp, which meets in 191 i,
pass upon the matter.
Tho council's decision will be effec
tive, regardless of what disposition the
courts may make of the Injunction
which now restrains the society from
enforcing tho increase and which is on
its way to a hearing before the Illi
nois Supreme Court.
TAFT KEEPSJDLD CUSTOM
Wilson Xot to Bo Forced to Ride
Alone to White House.
WASHINGTON. Jan. SI. White
House officials announced tonight that
President Taft expects to observe one
of the ancient customs of inauguration,
abandoned by his predecessor, and will
ride back up Pennsylvania avenue from
the Capitol to the White House with
This custom was broken by Colonel
Roosevelt four years ago when he hur
ried from the Capitol to the Union
railroad station to catch a-train for
Oyster Bay. leaving Mr. Taft to make
the Journey back up the avenue with
Mrs. Taft at his side.
TEN BALLOTS MORE FAIL
Idaho Senatorial Deadlock Fails,
Yet Brada Sees Ugh.
BOISE. Idaho, Jan. 21. Ten ballots
taken today In the Joint session of the
Idaho Legislature for United States
Senator failed to bring about an elec
tion. The result, however, gave supporters
of former Governor James H. Brady
cause to hope that a break in the dead
lock was near. Brady received the
highest vote yet polled. 3S, while his
principal opponent. Chief Justice All
shic, dropped to 28 votes.
Montana fcnate Favors Suffrage.
IinLKNA. Mont, Jan. 21. With but
two voles in the negative, the Montana
Senato today passed the bill submit
ting to the voters at the next general
election an amendment giving women
the ballot. The bill must go to the
Uouse lor action.
FREE MEAT PARI
OF TARIFF PLAN
Reductions on Food
BERMUDA MAKES ITS PLEA
Cantaloupes, Onions, Herrings,
Rice Have Hearing.
VOICE IS RAISED FOR HAY
Kc Yorker Kates Swiss and Koniau
Cheese Among Iite Necessities
and Vrges Putting Lem
ons on Free List.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 21. "Free
meat," proposed by the House Demo
crats at the 'last session of Congress
but blocked by a Presidential veto,
was Indicated as part of the extra
session of Congress tariff revision pro
gramme at the hearing today before
the House committee on ways and
Members of the committee empha
sized the majority sentiment in favor
of free meats and a strong trend
toward free cattle in accord with the
general policy of Democrats last year
to transfer the necessities of life. In
cluding sugar and lumber, to the free
Protest against putting cattle and
meats on the free list was made by
S. H. Cowan, of Fort Worth, Tex., as
spokesman for the cattle Industry west
of the Mississippi Rlvu?. Mr. cowan
said that such a plan, if adopted, would
mean a flood of cheaper meats from the
South American ranges, and pictured
a ruin of the Industry in Texas.
"Didn't all the Texas Democrats in
the House vote for free meats last ses
sion?" asked Representative James, of
'Yes," said Cowan.
"And all of them were re-elected?"
"Then you are going counter to the
vote of a state?""
"No," replied Mr. Cowan, "the Demo
crats in Texas always vote the Demo
cratic ticket regardless of such mat
ters. Their allegiance to the party is
too strong to do otherwise."
Bermuda and the Bahama Islands
registered a protest against the present
tariff rates. Lorenz L George Brice.
representing the Bahama Islands,
urged a reduction of the duty on
sponges. pineapples. grapefruit and
other things. T. H. H. Utterbrldge and
8. S. Purling, representing Bermuda
officially, wanted the tariff reduced to
help their people, whose trade, he said,
depended on the United States.
"Why, you had 11,000.000 worth of
advertising from President-elect Wil
son's going to Bermuda," smilingly
suggested Representative Palmer, of
"Tes." replied Mr "purling, "and we
are proud of bis vis.t."
John L. Elattery, of Chicago, warned
the committee not to put a duty on
canteloupes. B. Y. "Webster, of Well
ington, Fla., said that reduction or
THREE VIEWS OF DR. HARRY
removal of the duty on onions would
strike a blow at Florida.
w xi- McFaddin. of Beaumont.
, . - -
Tex., advocated retention of the pres
ent rates on rice ana oressea mu
J. B. Samson, of Leroy, N. T.. asked
to have .the present duty on salt re
tained. A delegation of Massachusetts fisher
folk, headed by Representative Gardner,
urged retention of the tariff on cod.
herring, haddock and other flsh.
"Give us free hay." asked John T.
Donovan, of New Tor.
Antonio Zucca, of Sw Tork. wanted
reduction on Swiss and Roman cheese,
wfilch, be said, were life necessities to
the poor. He urged putting lemons on
the free HsV
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OLD CAT CLUB IS
AFTER NEW LIFE
COIRT ASKED TO EXJOIX XEVV
CLVB AND SHOW.
Maloney Faction Accuses Incorpor
ated Feline lvcr9 of Being
"Wolves in Sheep's Dress."'
The troubles of the Oregon Cat Club,
said to have been caused primarily by
cat fanciers taking sides in tho domes
tic troubles of Mr. and Mrs. John E.
Howard, which are soon to. be settled
in divorce cSjurt, have reached the Cir
cuit Court. On behalf of the clique
which was outwitted when Mr. Howard
and his friends slipped quietly away to
Salem and secured articles of incorpora
tion of the Oregon Cat Club, thereby
cutting the rival faction out of the
name, Paul J. Maloney has filed suit.
Maloney insists that the crowd now
constituting the membership of the
Oregon Cat Club is perpetrating a
fraud upon the public, inasmuch as the
majority of those formerly included in
a voluntary association which em
ployed the same name have been barred
from membership. He wants tho in
corporators of the Oregon Cat Club
enjoined from using the name and fur
ther wants the court to restrain them
from putting on the annual cat show,
scheduled to open Thursday at the
Meier & Frank store. He sets forth
that the members of the incorporated
club are wolves in sheep's clothing.
The defendants are John E. Howard,
Claud Simpson, Mrs. Claud Simpson and
D. P. Trullinger. Mr. Maloney declares
that they conspired together to steal
the name of the old club.
'COPS' TO STUDY MEDICINE
Legal Training Also to Be Part of
Course for Policemen.
LOWELL, Mass., Jan. 21. Lowoll po
licemen are to be schooled in the pri
mary knowledge of physicians and
lawyers. Members of those two pro
fessions are to give the -police daily
lectures so that they may be able at
all times to give first aid to the in
jured and decide without consultation
such matters as "When does a man's
home constitute his castle, and when
does it not?"
This is the order of Mayor O'Don
nell, who adds that he is going to have
moving pictures taken of the police In
their work-a-day . duties, and of the
firemen as they answer their calls.
These pictures will be shown in the
local theaters for the purpose of mak
ing the public familiar with the ardu
ous work of the men in uniform and of
creating a popular sentiment" Jty t.'ietr
DAIRIES MAY FORM TRUST
Spokane Men Have $1,000,000 to
Control Milk Business.
SPQKANK. Wash., Jan. 21. (Spe
cial.) Spokane will soon have its first
dairy trust. -
A Spokane company, capitalized at
approximately $1,000,000. is being
formed and options have been taken
on about 80 per cent or more of the
dairies of the city already, looking to
wards an outright purchase of the
Haselwood, Pine Creek. Broadview
and other large dispensers of dairy
A 80-day option has been taken on
these organizations, it is stated, and if
taken up by the people represented by
C. L. Delameter. who Is handling the
negotiations. It will mean the outright
purchase of almost every company do
ing an extensive dairy business in the
LANE, PORTLAND DEMOCRAT, YE
Congress Big Issue.
"COW" COUNTIES HOLD WHIP
Senate Scorns Proposed Trip
to State Institutions.
OREGON -SYSTEM IN FAVOR
House Unanimously Indorses Direct
Election of United States Scna
' tors and Upper Body Is Ex
pected to Do Likewise.
OLYMriA, Wash., Jan. 21. (Special.)
Attempts to make a reapportionment
of state and Congressional districts
of Washington to conform to the 1910
census will be the cause of about a
week's lively light in both branches of
tho Legislature here, according to
present prospects. Factions in both
houses are loading their guns prepara
tory to the fuss which is expected to
begin before the end of the week.
Smaller counties are all combined
against a reapportionment which has
been proposed by the three larger
counties. King, pierce and Spokane.
They will fight to the bitter end any
reapportionment which will give these
counties any great increase in rep
resentation unless it gives the smallor
counties a comparative increase..
"CoW Counties Hold Whip.
The "cow" counties have the whip
hand this year, as in 1911. and are ex
pecting to win some favorable legis
lation for their districts before they
loosen up with votes to carry a reap
portionment through. It is expected
that party lines will be forgotten and
everyone will fight for his district
rather than for his party.
Preliminary to the impending issue,
various delegates are holding caucuses,
'ilng county Representatives today
decided to favor a reapportionment
scheme proposed by Representative
McArdle. of Jefferson County, in a bill
introduced in the House. It provides
for placing Seattle in a Congressional
district by itself and would combine
with pierce County Snohomish and all
of King outside of the municipal lim
its of Seattle. . This bill does not meet
with the approval of the Pierce County
Representatives, who prefer to be In
the same district with the Southwestern
Each of "Big Three" Plan.
A Spokane Representative will draw
up a bill which will meet the favor
of the Spokane delegation, and it is
understood that a Pierce County Rep
resentative will do the same In behalf
of the Pierce Representatives.
A bill introduced today by Repre
sentative Moren, chairman of the Con
gressional reapportionment committee,
divides King County between two dis
tricts and makes Seattle hobnob with
other counties. To this scheme King
County Representatives object. It was
I Concluded On Page a)
STERDAY ELECTED UNITED STATES SENATOR TR0M OREGON.
BOYCOTT IS ENDED
ON OREGON LUMBER
XOKTHWESTEItX PLANTS RICH
ER BY ?2,O0O,000, IS REPORT.
Valuable Orders for Material for
1915 Exposition Will Come North
' as Embargo Is .Raised.
. SEATTLE. Wash., Jan. 21. (Special.)
As the result of the efforts of the
Northwestern Lumber Associations and
of the Xew Chamber of Commerce, the
embargo on Northwestern lumber in
the San Francisco market has been
lifted, and Northwestern plants will re
ceive approximately $2,000,000 worth of
orders for material for the exposition
of 1915.. ' . .
Authoritative information to this ef
fect was received by the New Cham
ber . of Commerce today by telegraph
from Charles C. Moore, president of
Prominent lumbermen regard the
telegram as practically ending the boy
cott on Oregon, and Washington lum
ber, which has been maintained by San
Francisco unions for nearly eight years.
President Moore's telegram in part
"You are assured that material from
all quarters is eligible for use for ex
position work and that exhibitors will
be protected from all harrassing an
noyances experienced In some previous
American expositions. You can say
further to tho producers of. raw ma
terial in your state that in all work
here the. material of the states of Ore
gon and Washington stands on the
same basis as the material of all other
sections of tho country. The exposition
has not made and will not make any
agreements Involving restrictive con
dltlous for labor or material."
CHINESE LOANS FALTERING
French Bankers InMined to View
Money Situation Gloomily.
NEW YORK. Jan. 21. America
members of the Chinese six-power loan
v-nrIli-atB were unable today to . con
firm Pekin cables saying negotiations
with the Chinese government nae
been abandoned because of tho Euro
pean money stringency. Private ad
vices from various continental sources
however, were generally to that effect
It was said in reliable quarters mat
the French bankers in the syndicate
were among the first to . withdraw,
basing ' their action on the uncertain
financial conditions arising from the
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MARRIAGE PAPER IN SOCK
Clarence B. Hunter, Arrested, Ex
VANCOUVER, Wash.,-Jan. 21. (Spe
cial.) The queerest place on record
for a man to carry his marriage cer-tm.-ut-o
was found today, when Clar
ence B. Hunter, arrested last night for
being drunk, pulled the certuicate
rnm his sock. The certificate was
signed by Judge Cleeton, of Portland,
and the marriage is said to have taken
place yesterday. It is supposed by the
police that Hunter was celebrating his
In the Police Court he was fined ?10
for being drunk.
Bleasc Opposed to Football.
COLUMBUS. S. C. Jan. 21. Cole L.
Blease was Inaugurated for the second
time as Governor 01 eoum umu
day. In his inaugural address the Gov-
....... aHrtlltinn of foot-
enior ituvuLa "
ball at the state university.
ROOT SAYS GAME IS
NOT WORTH CANDLE
Free Tolls Provision
PLEDGE TO WORLD VIOLATED
Senator Pleads for Arbitration,
or Repeal of Act.
ISTHMUS HELD IN TRUST
Coastwise Shipping Declared to Be
"Moht Highly and Absolutely
Protected Special Industry
in United States."
WASHINGTON'. Jan. 21. "Shall wt
inform the world that the United
States is false to- its SKreements, fulsa
to its pledged word? Shall wc have it
made known the world over that you
must look out for the United States or
it will get the advantage of jou? That
the United States is astute, cunninv.
With this vigorous denunciation of
the attitude of this country In tho Pan
ama Canal controversy with Great
Britain, Senator Root closed a two
hour speech in the Senate today wltll
au appeal for the submission of tho
Panama question to arbitration, or the
repeal of that section of the canal law
that would give free passage to Amer
ican coastwise ships.
Governinrnt AKMnde Attarked.
Speaking from the experience of a
member of President Roosevelt's Cabi
net, when the Panama Canal Zoe was
purchased, and when more than 25 ar
bitration treaties were made with for
eign nations. Senator Root delivered a
vigorous attack on the present atti
tude of the United States.
It became known, following the Sen
ator's address, that Senator Crandegoc.
chairman" of the interoceanic canals
committee, would call a meeting with
in a few days to take tip Senator Root's
amendment for the repeal of tho free
A determined effort by those who
opposed the original passage of this
provision will be made at this session
of Congress to change the law before
It goes Into effect at the canal, so the
cause of dispute with Great Britain
will be removed.
National Honor Involved.
Senator Root . declared the United
States would violae all its pledges and
promises to the world; would be guilty
of "false pretenses," in its advocacy of
general arbitration and would pro
claim itself indifferent to National
honor and integrity, it It refused to
submit to arbitration, or to retreat
from the unjust position it had taken.
He declared freo coastwise tolls to
American ships were illegal unless
equal concessions were made to foreign
ships. The contentions that the United
States had domestic rights over the
canal, because it owned the Canal
Zone, constituted a violation of the ex
press guarantee of the United States to
Great Britain, he said.
"It is not our territory except in
trust," he said. "Treaty or no treaty,
we have long asserted that the nations
of Central America had no right to do
bar the world from its right of passage
across the Isthmus. Upon that we
based the justice of our entire action
which resulted in our having the Canal
"Are We Pharisees f Is Asked.
The United States had preached arr
bitration for years. Senator Root de
clared, and had besought the ' nations
of the world, "in season and out of
season," to enter into arbitration
agreements for the settlement of all
. "Are we Pharisees?" he cried. "Have
we been Insincere and false? Have wo
been pretending in all these long years
of declaration? Are we ready now to
admit that our country, through its .
Presidents and Congresses, has been
guilty of false pretenses, of humbug,
of talking to the galleries, of uttering
fine words to secure applause?
"The instant that an interest is at
stake, we propose to falsify every dec
laration, every promise by the arro
gant insistence that we alone can de
termine the Interpretation of this
treaty; that we will refuse to abide
by the treaty.
"Is the game worth the candle? Is
it worth our while to remain in a po
sition, to maintain which we may be
driven to repudiate our principles, our
professions and our agreements, for
the purpose of conferring a money
benefit at the expense of the Treasury
of the United States on the most high
ly and absolutely protected special in
dustry In the United States our coast
Treaty Looks to Future.
"A decent regard for the opinions of
mankind was one of tbe motives set
by the people of these colonies in the
great declaration of their indepen
dence," said Senator Root. Me out
lined the relations between the United
States and Great Britain which had
led up to the making of the Hay-
Pauncefote treaty of 1901. under wnicn
the canal was constructed.
"The United States gave up nothing
it then had." said the Senator. "Its
obligations in that treaty were entire
ly looking to the future. But Great
Britain gave up its right to the pro
tectorate over the Mosquito coast.
Concluded on Fate 2.)