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. THE MORNING ORKfiONIAN. THURSDAY. JULY S. 1013. g
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Members of Legislature Back
Governor in Proposed
Land Grant Action.
COST IS HELD ONE BARRIER
Only Possible Result Would lie
Recommendation for Disposition,
Is Opinion, and Such Plan Is
Declared Bad Taste.
SALEM, Or., July 7. ( Special.)
Nihe members of the State Senate and
State House of Representatives, two
of them Democratic (senators. have
written to Governor Withy combe that
they have the utmost confidence in his
ability to solve to the best advantage
the Oregon & California land tyrant
case, and agree with him that a spe
cial session of the Legislature for the
present, at least, should not be called.
The letters were in response to in
quiries of the Governor as to what the
Legislature thought of his proposed
plan of procedure. Answers from the
other members are expected this week,
and it Is believed that virtually all
will oppo.se a special session and ap
prove Mr. Withycombe's course.
11. Slrayer, of Baker. State Sena
tor, who Is one of the two Democratic
members of the upper house, says in
DiMpOMitlon IMan Im Offered.
I have carefully read your plan with ref
erence to the Oreson-CaJlfornia land grant
and approve of much of ft. I especially ap
prove of your position with reference to the
special session. I fall to see what. If any
thing, a special session of the Legislature
could accomplish, further tlian possibly to
suggest a pla.n, and that would have little
or no weight, and, in fact, in my Judgment
would be bad taste.
The Senator suggests that Congress
be urged to turn the land over to the
state, with a provision that the state
classify the land, sell it to settlers, set
aside a small percentage to cover ex
penses, and apply the balance on the
payment of the total equity held by the
Governor! Stand Im Approved.
Samuel M. Garland, of Lebanon, the
other Democratic Senator, writes the
The plan outlined by you for the sale and
settlement of these lands has many ex
cellent features. I have no better plans to
off er. Your position as Governor of the
State gives you extraordinary opportunities
of acquiring first-hand information along
these lines. You are therefore much better
qualified than any member of the Legisla
ture to devise and carry out a suitable pla.u
relative to the sale and settlement of these
I do not w ant to hamper or embarrass
you by any suggestions. Any feasible plan
that you may suggest will have my hearti
est co-opera lion. As to the calling of an
extra session of the Legislature I fhink
that an extra session should be called only
in case of an. emergency. If you. as Gov
ernor, believe that you can handle the mat
ter alone without the assistance of the
Legislature in session, then I can see no
need of calling an extra session.
If. on the other hand, you feel the need
of the advice and assistance of the Legisla
ture in this matter, I believe that the mem
bers would be willing to make the sacrifice
necessary in their attendance upon the ses
sion. This is a matter that you must de
cide yourself, as the responsibility of calling
an extra session, ,if one Is called, will rest
with you, and I do not think that any pres
sure hould be brought to -bear upon you in
this matter one wav or the other.
Senator Kiddle Gives Views. j
E. K. Kiddle, State Senator, of Island1
City, inclosed in his letter a copy of
one he wrote to ex-Governor West in
reply to a query from him which in
part is as follows:
Yours; of the !;th to hand, inclosing
copy of your letter to Governor Wtthycombe
advocating calling a special session of the
legislature for the purpose of taking some
action relative to the acquisition and dis
position of the Oregon -fc California rail
road land grant. I am very much pleased
to see that some of our prominent citizens
have discovered that they were "Asleep at
the switch" when endeavoring to interpret
the meaning of the so-called "Midnight
resolution" and that t!eir "nightmare" over
the passing of the resolution has aow left
them: and that they are beginning to "See
the light," and are willing to acknowledge
that the resolution was -A step in the right
direction." and that the state has some in
terest and equity In this property that
should be closely guarded and looked after.
My position lias not changed regarding this
matter, since voting for the resolution, and
I am ready and willing to lend my aid and
assistance at any time to further the de
velopment of the resources of the state.
Caret u 1 Action la U rgd.
In his letter to Governor Withycombe
Senator Kiddle says:
As to calling a special session of the
Legislature. ! do not think any call should
be made until we have at least some Idea
of what we want to do, and have formulated
some plan whereby the Legislature could
pass such laws as might be necessary to
assist in carrying out und putting into ef
fect such plans as might be devised.
E. V. Littlefield, Representative in
the Legislature, of Portland, says in
I have given this matter considerable
thought and I see no necessity for a spe
cial session of the Legislature. I do not see
how the State of Oregon can purchase these
lands for one very good reason, and that is
this: The Oregon & California. Railroad
Company is held to be the owner of these
lands, and I doubt very much If the said
railroad company would consent to any ar
rangement by which the title would be
transferred to the State of Oregon. The
railroad has title to the property and they
are entitled to the sum of $2.50 per acre
when the lands are sold.
The surplus from the sale of these lands
I suppose would become payable to the
United States Government unless the Gov
ernment should by some appropriate legisla
tion turn over the surplus to the State of
Oregon for the benefit of the school or
I'roblem Held One for CongresH.
These are problems which would have to
be worked out by the Oreon delegation at
"Washington, and. of course, we are desirous
of having these funds inure to the benefit
of the state, but in addition to this, of far
more Importance to us is the settlement and
development of the lands involved.
W. W. Card well. Representative In
the Legislature, of Roeeburg, says in
Mr. West's proposition for the state to buy
the lands for i;.5t an acre and then go
Into the real estate business of peddling the
land out, is entirely impracticable. Should
the state buy the lands and then under
take to sell them at a profit It would re
quire the establishment of a new depart
ment, which for convenience we will call
"The ItailroAd Land Department."
This department would have to have a
head er chief commanding a salary of at
least ;:o)f a year; probably ; deputies
at salaries averaging $NhrO a year each;
Hirt cruisers at salaries of $1 sf each : at
l-at in clerks and stenographers at salaries
of lr-o each ; office equipment costing
J20.io, and probably five or six engineers,
together with a dozen or more Inspectors,
two o three draughts, etc.
Long Period I eel a red Needed.
It would require at the lowest posnible
estimate years to dispose of the lands.
The result would be that it would cost the
state about V.,4MfO,t)to to sell the land. Add
to this the purchHse price of the land
ty.rHMMMio acres at $i..o per acre and we have
the neat little sum of about ?lO.O(Mt.ot;0. In
the meantime the state has received no In
come by way of taxation from the unsold
Declaring that the value of the land
Is greatly overestimated, Mr. Cardwell
suggests "that the only rational thing
to do is to let . the title to the lands
remain ri-rht where it is and to benefit
by such revenue as the land will yield
to the state In the way of taxes. Let
the railroad company do its own sell
ing at $2.50 an acre and we will have
more money at the end of 20 years
than if we undertake to sell the land
Cost Xoted mm Barrier.
Ployden Stott. Representative in the
Legislature, of Portland, writes that he
is confident the Governor -will use his
best judgment concerning the callinir of
j a special session of the Legislature,"
and adds: "A special session of the
Legislature would be very costly, and
I think before calling one a great study
of the complicated matter should be
made, and know that you will do so be
fore calling a special session."
L. J. Wentworth, Representative in
the Legislature, of Portland, says:
I am tersonatlv stronarl v oiiunn.! tn lh
calling of a special seKiin of the Legist--
ture. I can see no eood from a special ses. j
...-..., iwi i u nut iteiieve mm very muny
members of the session have any
clearly defined policy formulated at tne
present time. I know that I huve not ben
able to arrive at anything (Win He in my
own mind, and behe e mat any immediate
action would be h.-istllv considered and
possibly ill-advised, and I believe that you
shoul'l discourage in every pon-dbte u ay the
calling of an extra v.w.nn, ut least until
such time as the state may have some weil
formulated and genera'ly acceptable plan to
plae before Congress.
E. D.. Cusick, State Senator, of Al
I am in hearty accord wit h your views,
both as to the lack of necessity of an extra
session and the disposal of the lands. 1 feel
that we are fortunate fn bavins a iiovernor
who can grasp these uestfons so firmly, for
it appears to me th;t you advanced the
first really sane solution cf the problem.
ADDITIONAL DAY OF
CAMP DUTY URGED
EDUCATOR TO LECTURE
P. I CLAXTOX TO BK HEARD IX
I.KSSO.S FROM EI ROPKAN WAR.
I nited Nlatrn Commissioner e f Kd liga
tion to Speak at Chamber of Com
mrrcf and 1'ntvernltr Club.
P. P. Claxton. Vnited States Commis
sioner of J&ducation. will arrive liere
on Friday. July 16. and remain in the
city until Sunday. July 18. Krom pres-
? dS- J
I". I". Claxton, I alted States
ConunlMloBer of Edacmtloa,
Wfc Will Lertvrr Here.
ent indications, the distinguished vis
itor will be entertained at luncheon on
Saturday noon by the Chamber of Com
merce, and on Saturday evening a din
ner in his honor will be given by the
Commissioner Claxton will speak be
fore those clubs on the subject of "Les
sons for America from the European
A native of Tennessee, born lurln
the Civil war. he received his B. A. de
cree in the University of Tennessee In
1882. and has engaged in educational
work ever since. He also studied in
Germany. France. England. Italy. Den
mark. Switzerland and Sweden. He
held hiKh positions in several leading
educational institutions, and spoke on'
education and allied subjects in 45
states of the Union.
He has long been interested in inter
national peace matters, and has taken
prominent leadership in educational
campaigns for improvement of public
On his way to Portland he will ad
dress the Oregon Normal School at
Monmouth, on Wednesday afternoon,
July 14, where arrangements for -a
large gathering of teachers and others
interested in educational matters Is
now under way. From there he will
go to Seattle and Tacoma. returning
here July 16. Mr. Claxton assumed the
duties of United States Commissioner
of Kducation July 1. 1911.
There are many who carry
accident insurance at an ex
pense of $8.00 to $10.00 a year.
During the Summer months
bowel complaints are of much
more frequent occurrence than
accidents, and you can insure
against them for twenty-five
cents. That is the cost of a
bottle of Chamberlain's Colic,
Cholera and Diarrhoea Reme
dy, a thoroughly reliable prep
aration. Buy it now and be
prepared. , It only costs a quarter.
ON FACE AS RASH
Extended to Chest. Very Sore.
Caused Loss of Sleep. Goth
inj Aggravated Breaking Out.
HEALED BY CUTICURA
SOAP AND OINTMENT
"My .eczema first began as a rash on my
and then extended to my chest. It
caused my. face and cheat to be very sora
and it also caused disfigurement for the
time being, also itching, burning aad loss of
sleep. The akin was red and inflamed and
I irritated the affected pans by scratching.
My clothing also aggravated the breaking
out on my body.
"The trouble lasted about three months
and 1 used many remedies but found Cuti
enra, Boap and Ointcaent brought about
relief while the other remedies seemed to
have no effect. 1 bathed the affected parts)
with Cutlcura Soap and afterward applied
the Ointment. Within a few days they af
forded relief and within two weeks I was
completely healed." (Signed) OsweTl Xoice
Hill. 2198 Turk St.. Ban Francisco, Cal..
March 20. 191ft.
Sample Each Free by Mall
With 33-p. Sldn Book on request. Ad
dress post-card "Catienra, Dapt. T, Bee-
Bold throughout Las world.
Plan Is to Keep Guardsmen
Together Until Arrival of
Liberty Bell for Escort.
GENERAL WHITE ADVOCATE
Patrol Infantry Drill on Kill at
Cearliart for Today and Land
Will Be Inspected for At
tack and Defense Purpose.
CAMP JACKSON. Goarharl. Or.. July
7- (Special.) The extension of the
encampment of the Orecon National
Guard to 11 'days is proposed to keep
the company together until the arrival
of the Liberty Hell. Adjutant-General
Geora-e A. White is in Portland to ob
tain the extension of time. He main
tains that the escort of the Liberty Hell
would be a Kreut deal larger by keep
ing the men in camp one day loncrr
than originally planned, than It would
be if the men were mustered out and
then mustered in a era in for this occa
sion. Not only aie the company officers
and enlisted men of the Third Infan
try bcint; put through more thorough
tests of proficiency at this year's
camp of instruction than in years here
tofore, but the mounted officers aa
well are comins; in for their share
Orders w.-re issued today requiring
each mounted officer of the regiment
and each mounted officer attached to
the reslmcnt for duty to take an
The test consist of varied kinds of
rldinsr. Including clearing; a hurdle 30
inches hl;h. A physical examination
also is required. After battalion and
regimental exercises the officers of the
regiment assembled at the Colonel's
tent today for a conference. The prob
lems that will be worked out In the
afternoon exercises of Thursday and
Kriday. theoretical, tactical, were ex
plained. A problem to be solved to
morrow by each battalion involves a
knowledge on the part of the officers
not only of their respective grades, but
also of the next higher commands.
Each battalion commander will act as
a regimental commander and the three
senior Captains of each battalion will
be assigned as battalion commanders.
The other officers will be assigned to
positions in advance of their present
rank. On the proficiency shown the In
spector will report to the War De
partment at Washington.
Following the officers conference
relative to the proposed theoretical tac
tical march, the officers and non-commissioned
officers were taken for tac
tical walks and infantry patrol prob
lems were solved.
The battalions represented Invading
forces of which a battalion had landed
and was attempting to learn the posi
tion and strength of the defending
and WEST PARK
and WEST PARK
of Chesterfield Suits, Men's Fine
Furnishings and Straw Hats
Afford the good dressers of Portland an opportunity to supply their
clothes needs for the remaining- Summer months at small cost. Come and
take advantage of our splendid selections. Big reductions all along the
line, except on contract and new. Fall goods.
Suits at. .'.
Suits at. . .
Suits at. . .
Suits at. . .
S1.00 Shirts at..
$1.50 Shirts at. .
$2.00 Shirts at..
$5 and $6 Silk Shirts S3.65
Special Straw and Panama Hats
$2.00 Hats at.. S1.45
$3.00 Hats at SI. 95
$1.00 Hats at S2.75
$.1.00 Hats at... S3.50
$6.00 Hats at S4.25
$7.00 Hats at S5.00
Special Men's Fine Neckwear
50c Ties at
$1.00 Ties at
$1.50 and $2.00 Ties at.
$2.50 Ties at
$3.00 and $3.50 Ties at.
r A JAMAS
$ 2.00 Pajamas at ,
$ 3.00 Pajamas at ,
$ 4.00 Pajamas at ,
$ 5.00 Pajamas at ,
$ 6.00 Pajamas at
$10.00 Pajamas at
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$1.00 Underwear at.....
$1.50 Underwear at
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$3.00 Underwear at
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Special Of ferings Ladies' Department
Odd Lot Ladies' Suits
$25 to $40
Regular Stock Ladies' Suits
$25 and $30 Suits ' . . $15.00
$35 and $40 Suits . .
$45 and $50 Suits .
$55 and $60 Suits . .
A SALE OF MERITTERMS CASH
and WEST PARK
21 and WEST PARK
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Mountain, River and Beach Resorts
Where To Take a Short Trip Out of Portland
Herewith is a list of short trips in and about Portland. If you are in doubt about any point, or the trip
you have heard about is not mentioned here, call at the Information Bureau of the Chamber of Commerce
or phone them Bell Phone, Broadway 520 or Automatic, A C091. Information will gladly be jriven. Lit
erature of interesting points furnished Time Cards, Beach and Mountain Hesort literature. The Orego
man asks the names and addresses of tourists for publication. Enclose your business card with names of
your party to Summer Resort Dept., The Oregonlan, Portland.
Washington St.. mt Ttatk
J3?st Food Served at
Lowest Possible Cost
Amid Homelike Surroundings
SEATI-G CAPACITY 43
The Oaks Csr lalaa f tk
" Over to acres of priceless
roots In full bloom, with every form
of entertainment and accommoda
tion for tourists. Orchestral anil
band concerts, prima donna, and mu
sical comedy company every after
noon and nmht In tne open-air ibea
ter Performances all free. Admis
sion to park lu cents. Reached by es
press special Oaks trains (far
rents), from First and Aider; or by
launch. io cents), from aiorrlaon
Slarkjarli aad Pack I a a; Plant
Located on Columbia tiloush. Take
"L" cars. Second and Washington,
transfer at Killings worth avenue to
Kenton car. Fare 10 cents, time 4t
minutes. Visitors admitted dally
except Sunday. Return may bo
made via St. Johns car.
Cklaatewa Portland has the sec
ond largest Chinese population In
the United States, and now that 8sn
Kranci.co Chinatown has been
burned and rebuilt upon modern
lines. Portland has the original
Chinatown In the United States.
Improve every idle hour
en route with a good
Get your" favorite
The J. K. GUI Co. Booksellers.
Stationers and Complete
trine Motel on Columbia) Hlver
Chicken Dinners a specialty
Large Dancing Parlor.
!IK. M. K. IIKMlKKSoN,
Call Fli-v. and Alder or Train
Marshall 5100. A 6131.
P. E, L 4 P. C
OlT HOOD ltt:!URTB.
Clead Css laa la a dellfhtrul rs
treat, (000 feet above sea level, oa
a sheltered spur of the very moun
tain Itaelf. and la located Juat at the
u; per edge of timber Una.
The trip to the Inn usually la made
by raU to Hood River and thence by
stage. The round-trip rata. Includ
ing all traveling; expenses, la 1110.
Kervlce begins July 1 and continues
to September Ik.
Kleejrlc car line to Boring. :
miles; automotive to Welch's, Rho
dodendron and Tawney'a. round trip
from Portland. 17.7a. Same aa above
with horse stage all the way. f.7a.
Port lead Helsjhta I C.a.rll Crest t
1X10 feet above the city. Take
Council Crest car on Washington
"feet; time, t) minutes each way.
Wonderful view of the city and
Welch's. Waoasacedroa aad Taw.
ey'a are located on the south aide of
the mountain. Automobile from
Portland to either resort, round trip,
rarka Washington Park, bead of
Washington street, with small boo
and aviary. Take any car west on
Washington street excepting Six
teenth; rare ft cents. Celebrated
atatue. "Coming- of the White atan.
clao "Bacajasr aa," Excellent view
of the city.
Eatsraas, Caaadere. Bail Raa cars
leave First aad Alder every four
hours, dally aad Sunday, every hour
aa far'aa U res bam. Oood points for
COLIMDU RIV1CK 11ICHV.AT.
A scenic drive of rare beauty,
built along; the south snore of the
Columbia River, a distance of more
than 40 miles from Portland. A
aeriea of remarkable waterfalls,
rugged peaks snd deep canyons are
among; the attractions
llillereat -rl A hillside motor
drive of unsurpaased beauty. About
one hour's drive. Beet time Just at
sunset, but moat beautiful view of
city and mountalna at all times.
PealasaLa Park tea Uardeaa
A city prk and well worth a trip.
Take 8X- Johns or Kenton car.
Appreciate our quick service
All work ftataked fcy ft o'rleea.
the day received.
Ours is the larg
est, rhoto Supply
House on the Pa
D i s t r ibutora of
i f p3
Woodard, Clarke & Co.
Ulda. Alder .1 Vk. fark
KAYlllr AM ""'"" 'iTaTer. ewVr "bauYll
J J Li l 1 1 area railroad trip la Urega.
ag. fUlilag. Mm
te Mtiall ffeldrare rMM.Mrir f . rnUKl .
le light, water laol. laoa.lry free; loo bnl:
per eea( SIS too aeea.s -lO aualli. AU
!e take 1 ar u 1 1 1 e.
BAVOf KAX ANNEX huledld view
I llf 1 I III I I. I L" " Near nolalorlum. . llent tablet.
J.ie per day.
forty gueol. Kalee
The Nafatortara I. MnW m tn.4. In)t Surf.Ml.liie Iwv lrm I. .
4m aea latcr. peial Hallroaa Halt ( a turorouilko-. uml.
T. B. POTTER REALTY C(X ESSy.-iS";1
Pertlaad'a t.reateat laMeaeat
KIIKK l-nilCIUOMKi .,30 P. M.
A la 30 P. M.
Ilawallaaa aad Maalral t'eaaedy.
Bbew free. Ad-alaolaa ! Park
ae. Kaairaa ( arm l-'l-at aad Alder,
fte. Laaarara. MarrUaa Urldae. lue
SOL DUC HOT SPRINGS
the greatest health and pleasure
resort on the Pacific Coast. In the
heart of the Olympic Mountains,
open for the season For full
The Ma eager. Sol Dae. Wash.
MT. HOOD AUTO STAGES
Daily to ML Hood resorts S A. M.
Kouod trip S". iov. Camp $" u.
Special rates fur week enl and rltmb
Ins partlea Infurmatloo. rtrvttwai
r.d Octets at
KuiTi.rixiii nrr.it iuikii. lu
ISO fd Mt- Mala tut, A gall.
Or lrrlacton Uatai aat 1X4.
Mt. Hood Resorts
Mount HrtoU Auto Per l-o Co. leaves
Meier & Itaak'a Mtore. .th-street en
iraoie. dalt. v.lr, A. M. eor p.rllcu
lara ami re-rvatton. Meier A Knnk s
po r I : n c tlfo!a I p t phono accnni
n.twlallan dea, N.ght pbone Tabor
IrCroakle'a MUl'.NT HOOD Al'TO
"T.tGli three atasea dally leave
llaeikarse tiarair. a. lla-tkarat
Aieaae. Pheae taat hU
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HHELBIRNE STATION. North Boxk
.!! modern Improvements One of the
largest hotels on .North Iieach We raiaa
our own poultry. K-a.onanie r.tea. spe
cial rates by the week for families. Phone
In hotel. Buy tickets to Shelburne Htation.
Traina atop rlaht at door. Addreaa &aa
Waali. T. J. HOAKE. Prop.
Safety at All Ttaaew.
Mt. Hood Auto Line
calla and dellvera to any part of
city, day or night, to Mount Hood
resorts. Hound trip. i; Govern
ment Camp. tt.kO.
"borne . Mala S3 1, ar A :!-
rr-r t tamill-- m 1nmnl tb
Miminvr ti'n. I l!tit rmt-1 tnuklt
Krr-. C. W. J. ktllS Wuil
"niton, V a h.
ING TEOTS ONLY
$1 FER DAY
Kleetrie llthte 4 1 osier In nearly every
tent: so aurf bgthing or bunt for crab,
and name; tens rlly la under direction
of ar View Hj.iel; many entertaining
fealurea; no IW.Aors allowed aold : ratee
t-y week S anf up: a!eping tents and
board at hotel ft per day up Write W.
A. W'iee. Har Tillamook io Or.
or lie Fatltng tr'-g.. Portland. Or.
retsht aad P
MUKtKS TO THE llALLtt
aad vt ay Laadlaga.
farttnd dsilj it I A. X.
cp( unlt tad Monday. Sucilay
rymoiu la a U-c iftv I
" -dalles crrY-
Iaeee Portland Tueeday. Tbareday
and Saturday at g ao A. at,
aaaaj ( Igarka tin ntaa (t ee
tare (e lbs taallee aad return gx.a
lake reservations for stock aad
At-UKR-J-TKr.KT IKK K. pORTt-AU
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on thk wiUaturrrt.
P KHrr mmm Tnmk. ttatblac. Tiki
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