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TIIE MORNING OREGONIAN. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 2, 1915.
11. BIGELOW ANGRY;
ASSAILS 1. ALBEE
Suspicion That Friend on Po
lice Force Is Protected
PLAN TO DROP 10 CHANGED
V. II. Wrlglit. 10th on List, and Vis
it of Commissioner and Police
man in Question, to Consult
t Civil Service Koll, Related.
An impending row between Commis
sioner Bijarelow and Mayor Albee over
the question of the underlying" reason
for the Council majority Bigrelow,
Baker and Daly having- limited the
cut of policemen in the 1916 police
budget to nine men Instead of 10, as
said to have been originally planned,
was laughed away gracefully by - the
rest of tne Council yesterday just as a
fuss was warming up. The Mayor and
Mr. Big"elow were loaded for each
other, but the rest of the Council
couldn't see It that way. They sent the
two off to a corner to settle the quarrel
The row was over an article in The
Sunday Oregonian in which it was ex
plained that the plan originally was
to cut off 10 policemen next year, and
that instead of this plan being- fol
lowed the cut was limited to nine posi
tions, of which two now are vacant.
making- the total number of men to
fro seven. This would take out all men
in the order of juniority in service up
to M. vv . W right, a close personal
friend of Commissioner Bigelow. To
have made the cut 10 men instead of
nine would have lopped off Wright.
Mayor Accepts Challenge.
"The inference is," said Mr. Bigelow
In opening up the subject at yester
day's meeting, "that It was a frameup
on the part of three members of the
Council to protect my man. I have
reason to believe that the information
came from a member of the Council.
"You've had the pleasure of laying
it to me, said Mayor Albee "if that s
"Fve done so, with good reason,'
retorted Mr. Bigelow. "I get it pretty
straight that it came from you.
"Im satisfied to let it go that way
if you are, said the Mayor.
"I resent the inference," snapped Mr.
"Ah, forget it! Forget it!" inter
fered Commissioner IMeck. "Don'fi
mind a little rap like that."
"No." protested Mr. Bigelow," that's
not the point. It is a reflection on j
two members of the Council beside my
FeJf. I wish to say that I don't be
lieve Mr. Ialy or Mr. Bigelow knew I
had a friend on the police force named
Wright. I think it is fair that the
thing be shown in its right light."
"Now, listen, interposed Mr. Dieck,
again laughingly. "Don't mind a rap
like that. Look at me, I get it every
day. Come up in my office and take a
few of my jolts."
1 Mr. Bigelow Thought Sensitive.
'A 'man, in discussing the subject
with me today, said: 'If Bigelow got it
shot into him on everything as I do, I
wonder what would become of him. "
said Mayor Albee. "Why, some of the
rest of us get rapped at every turn.
Tou're just in the swint, that's all, Mr.
"Ah, I move we adjourn,' said Com'
missioner Dieck. "Forget it."
I just wish, publicly to deny the al
legation, that s all, said Mr. Bigelow.
"You say you deny the alligator?"
laughed Mr. Baker.
"Come on, we've adjourned. said Mr.
And the rest of the Cottncil laughing
ly slid the near fuss into the back
ground and adjourned from the room.
lt-aving the Mayor and Mr. Bigelow to
talk the thing over.
Mr. Bigeloy contended that at the
time he voted for the cutting of nine
men he actually thought Wright was
one who would have to go. He said he
had received information from the
civil service bureau that Mr. Wright
was the fifth on the list in order of
juniority. However, Mr. Bigelow
found upon closer investigation that
there , are 227 men actually on the
force now and two vacancies, which
means that the cuttng off of nine jobs
means the actual firing of seven po
licemen, and Mr. Wright is the eighth
up in the list in the order of juniority
or in the order of last appointments.
Protection Is Denle.
Mayor Albee makes no statement
about the case. Commissioner Baker
denied emphatically yesterday that he
had anything whatever to do with the
proposition of trying to save Mr.
Wright, but merely voted for the elim
ination of nine jobs because that was
the motion made by Mr. Daly. .Mr.
1-ialy denies that it was for the purpose
of protecting Mr. Wright that the mo
tion was made nine instead of 10.
Commissioner Bigelow and Mr.
Wright were in the civil service of
lico looking up the standing of Mr.
Wright on the list. Mr. Bigelow says
this was after the cuts hda been made,
nnd at that time was was thought Mr.
Wright was fifth on the la&t. Mr.
"Bigelow says. Civil Service Secretary
MacLean says he does not remember
when this visit was made to his of
fice, but it of the impression it was
cither Wednesday or Thursday morn
ing. The police cuts wer e made
2M Cnt Prom Budget.
As the case actually stands now there
are 227 men in the service and two
vacancies existing. Nine jobs have
been cut off which under present con
ditions will eliminate on December 1
feven men or all of the men appointed
since Wright. The seven on1 the tail
end of the list are S. K. Staton. G. E.
Richards. C. W. Clark. O. A. Powell,
Karl L. Xelon. J. J. Forkan and T. J.
ITealy. K. W. Wright is next and C. L.
Barzee just above him.
The Council yesterday continued its
budget work with the net result of
$200 being trimmed out. This was for
horse feed at the incinerator. The
Water Bureau, the incineration bureau
bureau and part of the park bureau
and Mr. Bigelow's department was
gone over without any eliminations.
The job of fire-escape inspector,
which was held in the balance, will not
be abolished. The question of doing
away with It was left up to the board
of fire chiefs and they decided the job
Fhould be kept.
A budget session starting at 8 o'clock
this morning and lasting most of the
day Is planned for today in hope of
the budget work being completed.
$546,000 STRICKEN OFF
I Continued FVom Kirst Pae.
Vacuum sweepers 35, OOO
Remodeling .O rooms-.... 10.
Window guards 1.000 -
Enlargement water service lOO
Assembly hall exits (30 at
Metal lath and plastering:
(boiler rooms) 9,000
Humidifiers in furnaces l.SOO
Panic bolts 1,500
Cutting in new exits l.OOO
Plumbing (five schools) e.OOO
Signal bells 1.000
Contract balances 47.720
Manual training buildings. 3.0OO
Sewing and cooking rooms 1,500
New Buildings said Additions.
Franklin High 120.00O
Benson Polytechnic 200.000
Portables 6.000 1
Kindergartens (37) 33.3O0
Cooking-rooms (5) 4..i00
Improvement to Grounds.
Upgrading 3,850. i
Grading and seeding 12,290
Trees and shrubs ...... E,2.5
Miscellaneous ............ ' 700
Holman j ti.OOO
Benson Polvtechnie .... 10,000 -
Franklin High 15.000
Jefferson High 4.000
Purcbasm of Grounds.
Washington High . ". 20.000
Northeast H I el. ' 50.001)
Advisory Committee Chooses
J. N. Teal Chairman.
BRIDGE MEETING IS HELD
SCORES OF BABES ENTER
HUNDREDS EXPECTED TO COMPETE
AT LASD SHOW.
Each to Get Photograph I Woyii.m 33
Enters a. Yoangcst Grandmother;
Grent Grandmother Listed, Too.
Nearly 200 babies are already entered
in the old-fashioned baby show which
is to feature at the Manufacturers and
Land Products Show. Thursday, under
the auspices of the Lavender Club and
the Daughters of the Confederacy.
The committee predicts that there
will be between 300 and 400 when the
entries close and' the official photO'
grapher for the Baby Show, threw up
his hands and began to make distress
signals yesterday when advised that
string of 175 mothers and babies must
be photographed before Thursday.
Each baby entered is to receive a
photograph of itself as a souvenir of
the show, and on Thursday each baby
who has not been photographed will
get an order so that it can get its
picture at leisure after the show.
Every class is strongly represented.
There are lots of grandmothers entered
in the grandmother group and at least
one great-grandmother entered with
her two great-grandchildren.
Yesterday there appeared a woman
33 years old to enter in the class of
the goungest grandmother, and it ap
pears that she will carry away the
Entries will be received today and
tomorrow aat the following places:
Chamber of Commerce, Broadway 440
Lipman & Wolfe Company, Meier &
Frank Company, Mrs. F. Joplin, EEast
141; Mrs. S. A. Thrall, East 2864; and
Mrs. K. S. McGuire, East 4343.
BRAVE JUROR IS "COWARD"
Foreman of Becker Jury
NEW YORK, Oct. 27. The man who
was not afraid to render the first
verdict of gruilty against Charles Becker
the murderer of Herman Rosenthal,
admits that he did not care to face
battery or eyes of loving- friends at
Harold B. Skinner, of 41 S Central
Park West, manager of a branch of
the New York Edison Company, wh
was foreman of the first Becker jury
and is a son of Charles R. Skinner,
former state superintendent of public
instruction, slipped over to the Iittl
Church Around the Corner at-noon ;
was married to Miss Hazel A. Evans,
of 411 Hancock street, Brooklyn, abou
two weeks in advance of the wedding
date anounced in the invitations which
had been issued.
Mr. Skinner told a reporter before hi
departure with Mrs. Skinner for the
the Thousand Islands, that he and his
bride just "hated before the fuss and
flurry of a forma! wedding:."
BUDGET AIDES ELECT
Maintenance Cost of Interstate Span
Is Estimated Roughly at $135,-
000 Tear County Estimates
Are Xot All In Yet. .
Joseph N. Teal was elected chairman
and Henry T. Reed secretary of the
county advisory budget committee at
its preliminary meeting yesterday. All
members were present except Frank
Kiernan, who reported later. After or
ganization, the committee-adjourned to
meet sur&in at the call of the chair on
such date as all . -members can con
veniently be present.
The members of the committee in ad
dition to Mr. Teal and Mr. Reed are
E. B. MacNaughton. Frank Kiernan.
Sam- B. Martli . Amos Benson and A.
W. Jones. Mr. Reed announces that the
estimates from the various -departments
of county government will be in
this week and that the committee will
tart work probably by Friday.
Estimates from county departments
so far submitted show the following
estimates of 1916 expenditures:
Department. Salaries. Eauin. itc-
WelKhts and Meas. ... 446.90
Board relief 1.200.00 s a.i BO
County Auditor T. OHO. 00 D00.00
Constable 17.220.00 1.63O.O0
County Treasurer.... 4,600.00
Multnomah Farm 11.490.00 9,43(1.01
District Attorney 8.640.O0 . 1.125.00
Courthouse 16.497.50 24.S7S.OO
Auto trucks at 3.980.00 7.305.3S
Llnnton quarry ft.39g.00 1.163.50
Kelly Butte lS.692.oo 5.864.50
Helath 5. 320.00 1.690.00
Courthouse (Jan., tele
phone, wtchmn, etc.). 20.352.50 29.66
Bridge and ferrios 108.901.22 115.723.96
Multnomah County's proportion of salary
of State Sealer of Weights and Measures.
Does not include amount expended on
account indigent persons, but merely office
Engineer's department, which includes
heating, elevators, etc
""for pircnase or new auto trucks.
MINERS AGAIN RESTLESS
STRIKERS ORDER NEWSPAPER HAS
TO LEAVE CLIFTOX.
Publication of Story Unfriendly
Unions tn Arizona Copper
Field Is Charged.
CLIFTON, Ariz., Nov. 1. Unrest be
came more apparent here today among
several thousand copper miners' on
strike since September 11. with the
arrival of Guy Miller, member of the
executive board of the Western Fed
eration of Miners and the issuance of
a notice to "Move" served on a repre-
By the Most
Daily, customer after customer ex
claims at the beauty of our new Suits, .
declaring- no house in the city is showing-
styles of such surpassing beauty
and elegance. Daily we please Portland
women some making their first visit
to our store after they have searched
through the city in vain for an exclusive
and totally different style. Save your
self this trouble by visiting our store
first we assure you that never before
have we shown so complete and elegant
assortment. Every style in vogue
priced most reasonably.
Our better suits, $27.50
The richest the
world affords, de
signed in the smartest styles de
creed for Fall pleasingly low priced.
Nothing Less "Will Secnre Enforce
ment of Oregon & California
. Land Grant, Is Gaim.
Land-Hungry and Starving Citi
zens Should Not Hesitate to
Resort to Recall and Political
Revolution to Obtain Results,
Declares Present Is No Time for
Privilege saM&'Qut fitting pjP' Privilege
405 Washington St., at Tenth.
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sentative of an El Paso newspaper
which miners say printed an alleged
unfriendly story recently.
Miller was escorted from the rail
road station by hundreds of miners.
Other union officials, it was said, will
return here soon.
A further indication of impending
trouble wasthe news that Adjutant
Oeneral Harris of the Arizona National
Guard would leave Phoenix tonight to
take charge of the troops here.
Paso newspaper, was ordered to leave
town tomorrow when he attempted dis
store was picketed yesterday because
the manager refused to discontinue
handling the newspaper.
Chchalis Schools Show Gain.
CHEHALl S. Wash.. Nov. 1. (Spe
cial.) The Chehalis public schools re
opened this morningr after a vacation
of one week, occasioned by the ffact
William Byrne, representing an El that the L.ewis County institute was
held last week in this city. There was
a slight grain in attendance for October
this year as compared with the same
month one year ago. There were but
12 cases of tardiness in all depart'
ments.of the schools for the month.
The percent of attendance in the High
School was 99.04, Cascade 98.64. West
Side 98.73.. The High School retains
the attendance banner for another
Read Tne Oregonian Classified ads.
ON CHEST ARMS
And Neck. Itched and Burned
Badly. Could Not Sleep Nights.
proofing- of walls and windows
number of the school buildings.
Following is the budget to date:
Outlays Building Betterment.
rt wnirr i.iiMt
t:i?etrte clocks uh
Automatic sprinklers 8.4n
phone . . . 3K-
X linking fountains ....... 1,K0
HEALED BY CUTICURA
SOAP AND OINTMENT
"About ten years ago my husband had a
breaking out on his arms and hand.
It would Itch and burn so bad'y
that he would scratch it
and that would cause It
to spread. . and it was
not long before It had
spread all over his chest
and arms and neck. He
could not sleep nights for
the discomfort of it.
"I found my daughter had
the same trouble breaking
out on the corner of her mouth. I
saw Cuticura Soap and Ointment adver
tised and I got some and in a week's
time her face was well. My husband
then tried the Cuticura Soap and Oint
ment and they caused the skin to heal
up." (Signed) Mrs. I. S. Dye, Forest
Grore, Ore.. March 1. 1915.
Sample Each Free by Mail
With 32-p. Sldn Book on request. Ad
dress post-card "Cuticura, Iept. T, Bos
ton. Sold throughout the world.
have been the Ideal Family
Laxative for 36 years a
guarantee of reliability. Gen
tle in action, they are en
tirely free from injurious
drugs and are intended es
pecially for con
stipation or inac
tivity of the bow
els. 25c per box,
of your druggist
or direct on re
ceipt of price.
Maraer SalV Reme
dies Co.. Iept. 263,
Rochester, . Y.
V;-if W ....i'.-.v.v.v, 1
Walled in by
A ROUND the production of Sterling
Gum we provide a wall of cleanliness.
The factory itself is sunny spotless
through and through the model of its
kind flooded with daylight from morn
ing till night.
Throughout the manufacture of Sterl
ing no hand can touch it. Each morning
the men and girls in the Sterling factory
slip on clean white gloves freshly laun
dered. And they wear fresh-washed uni
forms and caps.
It is pleasant to keep this in mind as you
hunt the 7th point of Sterling excellence.
fsv. n 7 w
1 Crowded with, flavor
2 Velvety body NO GRIT
4 Sterling purity
5 From a daylight factory
6 Untouched by hands
Te Sterling Gum Co., Inc.
Long Island. City,
Greater New York,
Tlie point nm
PEPPERMINT - RED WRAPPER
CINNAMON - BLUE WRAPPER
Suitable rewards for thm
discovery of the 7th point '
will be offered later.
To the Citizens of Oregon:
You may not know It. but I dare say
you feel It that something is wrong
with the Orepon & California land ..
The time has come for action. Every
citizen should kick. A united and sul
phuric protest should go to Washing
ton this Winter that will arouse Congress.
In plain Enirlish. the neoDle of this '
state should "raise hell."
Men and Women Start-Ins. j
This is no time for polite convention- ''
alities. Men. women and children are
starving in Oregon. Twenty-three hun
dred thousand acres of the most fertile,
lands In the state are being kept from
the poor and land-hungry contrary to a
solemn act of Congress passed 40 years
After an eight years' ficht the Su
preme Court has said that the terms of
the original grant constitute an "en
forceable covenant" for the benefit of
settlers, who are to have the lands in
tracts of from 40 to 160 acres, at ?2.50
The court gave Congress six months
in which to prescribe the rules and reg
ulations for the opening of the lands.
In case Congress fails so to provide.
the court ordered that Judge Wolver-
ton, at Portland, shall fix the rules and
proceed with the sale of the lands.
Justice Uepartment Against Settler..
But we now find the Department of
Justice at Washington, and every big
newspaper in Oregon, arrayed against
the enforcement of the settler clause
of the law.
Note these facts:
Although the decision was handed
down nearly six months ago. the decree
has not yet been entered at Portland.
The Department of Justice has de
liberately pigeonholed the decree in or
der to give opportunity for something
to be pulled off to avoid enforcement
of the settler clause of the law.
The Uepartment of Justice now has
in Oregon one S. W. Williamson, who
claims to represent Attorney-General
Gregory, and who says he is here to
find out what our citizens "want done
about the railroad lands."
Williamson. Queer Finding",
Williamson says he has been unable
to find "two men in Oregon who agree
on what should be done." That is not
so. ' Ninety-nine men out of every hun
dred In Oregon want the settler clause
of the law enforced to the letter.
Both Senators Chamberlain and Lane
have recently been interviewed by the
big papers and have outlined their
views as to important legislation to
come before Congress this Winter. Both
omit all mention of the Oregon & Cali
fornia Land Grant. Why? Because
they wanted to say something the
papers would print. They wanted fa
vorable publicity. Therefore, they al
lowed themselves to be led around by
the nose by the newspapers. That is
the unvarnished truth of the situation.
Recall's Good Work at Salem.
It was the . silent power of the
recall that forced through the re
cent Salem conference a resolution
demanding the enforcement of the
settler clause of the law. The confer
ence was called for the opposite pur
pose. Threats of the recall brought
I victory to the people of Oregon. Politi
cal revolution and liberal application of
the recall is demanded now by the
grave land-grant situation. The Sena
tors and Representatives are not im
mune. The recall applies to "evary
elective officer of this state." The gen
eral belief that the recall does not ap
ply to Senators and Representatives is
Oregon Delegation Hi sponsible.
Never In the history of Oregon was
matter of more vital interest to the
state before Congress. Yet. we find
Chamberlain and Lane omitting all
mention of the land grant in their in
terviews of what they deem Important
to come before Congress this Winter.
McArthur. in an extended interview In
The Sunday Oregonian recently, came
out boldly and said he was opposed to
selling "timbered railroad lands to the
settlers." They are all timbered.
No 'event now in sight or prospe-ct
promises so much for the future pros
perity of Oregon as the enforcement to
the letter of the settler clause of the
Oregon &' California land grant. The
enforcement of the law has been or
dered by the Supreme Court. Congress
was merely given power to "prescribe
the rules"; not power to repeal the law
and enact a new one in- its place, as
many seem to believe.
Political Revolution Advocated.
Every patriotic citizen should de
mand of his Senators and Representa
tive that the law be enforced, or he
should demand the recall of those of
ficers. "Political revolution." should be
the slogan for all true Oregonians so
long as the defeat of the land-grant
law is imminent, as it certainly is at
the present time. Very sincerely.
A." W. LAFFEKTI.
-733-35 I'ittock Block.