Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 28, 1921, Page 7, Image 7

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Bill Places Restriction on Con
trol, Holdings.
Senate Measure Would Make Deatli
I'onalty Mandatory on Trial
Court In Murder Cases.
OLYMTIA, 'Wash., Jan. 2". (Spe
cial.) Drastic restriction of alien
ownership or control of agricultural
land in this state is proposed in
house bill No. 79, introduced In tlie
house today by Representatives
Heeler and Jones, of King county.
While the measure is said to follow
long general lines the recently en
acted anti-Japanese legislation in
California, its provisions are sweep
ing in their intent and purpose to
curb the alleged growing menace of
alien domination of agricultural ac
tivities in many sections of the state.
The bill prohibits holding of land
for aliens by corporations or indi
viduals and provides that any corpo
ration, the majority of stock of which
Is owned by aliens, shall be declared
an alien within the meaning of the
law. Tho word "own" as used in the
act is defined to mean to hold legal
or equitable title to land or to enjoy
the benefits thereof.
Ban ob Alien Trustees.
Aliens are prohibited from acting
as trustees or administrators of any
estate, any part of which consists of
land. Aliens who have not been ad
mitted to citizenship within seven
years after having filed declaration
of intention are presumed to have
filed such declaration in bad faith.
Any person or corporation assistin
any alien to violate the provisions of
the act are declared guilty 01 a gross
si isuemean or.
It will be mandatory upon trial
court to impose the death penalty
in case of conviction for first degree
murder, if the bill introduced in the
senate today by Senator Johnson of
Stevens becomes a law. The bill pro
vides that executions take place at
the state penitentiary. Under the
law at present it is optional with
the jury to determine whether the
death penalty shall be inflicted.
Indiana I'lrad Fish Rights.
Legislative proceedings were en
livened this afternoon by the appear
ance of a dozen tribal leaders of the
Yakima and allied tribes before the
joint judiciary committee to plead
for restoration of their treaty rights
to take fish at any time and in any
manner from the Yakima. The chiefs
and their sub-chiefs were attired in
full official regalia of their race and
the galleries were crowded with spec
tators. Speaking through an interpreter,
Chief George Meninock, a son of Chief
Jltnmotk who signed the treaty with
Governor Stevens at the Walla Walla
council in 1S35, delivered an im
passioned appeal to the white man to
keep the faith pledged by Governor
Stevens as representative of the fed
eral government. In the gallery above
Chief Meninock when he spoke today
was Mrs. Kate Stevens Bates, daugh
ter of Governor Isaac I. Stevens, who
made the treaty with Meninock's
Tribe Said to Be Suffering;.
Chief Meninock said:
"My heart is glad today because
you have said you would listen to
what I shall say. It niakjs me feel
that you want to do what is right by
my people. It is not for myself that
1 ask to be heard, but for my Indian
people, whose rights have been taken
from them, and who, today, with
tears running down their faces are
8ick and sad because they have been
deprived of the food which gives
them health and strength and life. For
I say to you that our health is from
the fish; our strength is from the
fish: our very life is from the fish.
"White men tnd Red men are all
brothers. The mighty spirit made all
bit, childrm. To the white man he
gave cattle and sheep and grain for
food. To the Ked man he gave game
and fish and roots. He placed the
Irdians here on the Dosom of the
earth, our mother. We are the native
children of these plains and forests;
we did not come from foreign lands.
Stream Given by Creator.
"We had no cattle, no sheep, no
grain. For us the great spirit created
the wild game in the woods and the
fish in the streams, ani this has
been our food from generation to gen
eration since the beginning.
"Our people were here before the
white man came before the mission
aries came. We are the real Ameri
cans. This count. y was our home
and these were our rights.
"After the white men came they
wanted to divide our lands and they
were troubling our people and the
government sent Governor btevens to
Walla Walla to make a treaty with
the Indians.
"Governor Stevens asked that the
Indians go on reservations and let the
white men take the other lands and
raise cattle and sheep. The Indians
did not like to give up any lands be
cause they wanted to hunt and fish
and go and come as they wished. They
feared that if they gave u. any land
to the white people it would interfere
with their fishing and hunting; but
Stevens promised them that they
would never be troubled about these
things. But now I and my Indians
have been arrested for fishing and I
ain here to answer.
ed. For the white-topped mountain 'o
still stands, the sun still melts its
snow into the rivers that still carry
its fresh waters to the sea, that In
vite the salmon to come to our old
fishing places. IO
Top-Tut, where.we were arrested
for fishing, is one of those old fish
ing places where the Indians were
fishing when Governor Stevens gave
the solemn promise which our people
accepted as the pledge of the gov
ernment. And we say that when your
officers punish us for taking fish at
the places reserved you violate your
treaty andyour promise, and while
you may punish us because you have
the power, yet before God, whose
Justice is more than that of men, we
are innocent of having done wrong.
"I have tried to speak as the spirit
of my father would speak. He never
taught me lies. He taught me to
speak the truth and to stand by what
is right, and we hope you will speak
as the spirit of Stevens would speak
If he were here today. We are sure
he would never want it said that he
deceived the Indians with lying words
or that he made promises for the
white people that they would never
Remember Treaty, Final rica.
"Then take this treaty out of the
grave where it lies bur'ed in error,
shake off the dust from it &o you j
can see lis woras piainjy. rcau i- ao
the spirit of Governor Stevens and
of our fathers would want you to
interpret it as they understood it and
agreed to it. Then h-ld it up high
so all the people can know its truth,
for when the white people really
know this truth, I am sure they
will see to it that the Indians may
have the rights which the treaty
secures for them.
"For years I have been trying to
defend the rights of my people. I
have come to Olympia many times to
see the governor and the officers. I
have brought interpreters wt'h me
and spent much mo,i-y, and I am
row poor and old and may never come
again. It does not matter much what
may be done with me, but it makes
me sad that I have boer. able to ac
complish nothing for my Indian peo
ple, and the thought that I may die
without having secured for them
their rights will break my heart,
but then God knows I did my best."
,0Eg!Q E
Brokers Predict Return to Sugar
Sale In Competition.
NEW YORK, Jan. 27. Return of
the open competitive market in sugar
was forecast by brokers tonight as
a result pf a new selling policy for
refined sugar, announced in a state
ment by Arbuckle Bros. The state
ment follows:
"Wj are stauncn believers In a one
price selling system, but owing to
chaotic conditions in the sale and
distribution or refined eugar we will
from day to day sell our daily pro
duction at such prices and upon such
terms and conditions, as in our opin
ion, may warrant drastic action to
hold our regular trade."
This was taken by brokers to mean
that dealers who heretofore adhered
to the general selling price are be
ginning to "unload" independently.
A number of sugar refineries an
nounced cuts this week to 7 ',4 cents
a pound wholesale.
Good news spreads
Friends tell friends and
this sale goes steadily on
A splendid group of fine suits made by Hart,
Schaffner & Marx reduced for this clearance
sale, regular $50 to $60, now. going at
Men appreciate this group of good overcoats.
And why not? The best values weVe offered
in many a day. Buy now at
Priest Rapids Project Indorsed at
Conference at Yukinia.
TAKIMA. Wash., Jan. 27. (Special.)
Owners of land in the Priest Rapids
district yesterday attended a confer
ence with Colonel Schulz, representing
the war department, over the question
of their claims should the Priest Rap-
ids dam be built. The conference was;
attended by residents of Portland, Se
attle, Tacoma. Spokane, Yakima and !
Kennewick. They declared they were
favorable to construction of the dam
and development of the proposed big
power plant, but considered the Irri
gation" claims of land under the pro
posed dam as priorand held that the
first consideration should be an ade
quate supply of water for land
Engineers are expected to make
soundings and borings on the elte of
the proposed dam within a few days.
Y2 Price
Overcoats Worth $30, $35, $40, $45, $50, $55
Buy a hew hat here and save 30
Friday, Saturday, Monday
All Winter Underwear
y2 Price
Fifth at Alder
Rosenblatt 6? Co.
Gasco Building
Farmer Who Started Industry in
County Dies Suddenly.
CORVALLIS. Or., Jan. 27 (Spe
cial.) F. O. Harris, a prominent
Benton county farmer, died suddenly
thls'mornlng after a half hour's ill
ness. Harris was known aj the bean
king of Benton county. He came
here from Lompoc, Cal., five years
ago and introduced the bean-growing
industry to Benton county farmers.
Last year he had 200 acres in beans
and he had always had remarkable
success here in the bean industry.
Harris was a soldier in the Spanish
American war and active in all civ
ilian work in connection with the
late war.
Harris leaves a widow and five
children. The oldest boy. Herbert Har
ris, is away on a trip and the family
are unable to locate him.
lcad Called From Thrlr Graves.
"Let us go back in our memories
to the time when the treaty was made
at Walla Walla. Let us call back
the spirits of the dead; from their
graves I summon Governor Stevens
and the other white men who repre
sented your government. 1 also call
on the spirit of my father, who was
the Chief .Meninock and who signed
that treaty, and the other chiefs.
"I will represent the spirit of my
father Mt-ninock and 1 will speak the
words he told me often. When the
chiefs at that council did not want
tj sign the treaty, Stevens asked them
nhy, and the Indians eaid: 'If we
give you possession of the lands we
will lose our rights to fish in the
streams.' But Stevens said no; the
whites wanted on!y to farm and never
would interfere with the Indians fish
ing at their old fishing places. But
my father said: 'When we are dead
then who will be witness to what you
promise T
"Then Governor Stevens said: 1
will write it down In the treaty that
you and your people have the right
to take fish at these old fishing
places, and 1 pledge the Americans to
keep this promise as long as the
mountains stand, as long as the sun
shines and as long as the rivers run.'
These were his words, and my people
believed in him and signed the treaty.
Mountains Still Stand.
"Now I can call in the spirits of
the dead to say that I speak the truth,
as I call in the witnesses that
Governor Stephen himself appoint-
Design Sent to Centralia Legion
Post by Architects..
CENTRALIA. Wash.. Jan. 27. (Spe
cial.) C. I. Cunningham, chairman
of the memorial committee of Grant
Hodge post, American Legion, today
received from Hill, Mock & Griff en,
architects, the plans for the proposed
memorial to be erected in Centralia
in honor of the city's four Armistice
day victims. These plans will be
submitted to the national executive
committee of the legion in about two
weeks by Major Edwards of Seattle,
Washington's member of the com
mittee. If approved, a national cam
paign will be launched immediately to
raie funds for the memorial.
The plans call for a structure to
cost not in excess of $200,000.
Annual Methodist Conference Is
in Session at Winlock.
CENTRALIA. Wash., Jan. 27. (Spe
cial.) With pastors of 41 churches In
attendance in addition to a number
of laymen, the annual convention of
the Vancouver district of the Meth
odist Episcopal church opened in
Winlock today. The sessions will
continue through tomorrow. A din
ner tonight was one of the entertain
ment features.
Prominent speakers on the conven
tion programme include Bi6hop Will
iam O. Shepard of Portland. Dr. E. H.
Todd of Tacoma. president of the
College of Puget Sound, and Dr. Love
Joy of Chicago.
Only Children Get V. S. Relief.
GENEVA, Jan. 26. Herbert Hoov
er, replying to an appeal from the
population of Danzig for bread and
other foodstuffs, says the American
relief stocks are solely for the chil
dren of Europe. Every possible aid,
however, he adds, will be extended
children of Danzig.
Ten Thousand Householders
Peninsula District Face As
sessments for Project.
Ten thousand householders of the
west Peninsula district probably will
be assessed for the widening of Delay
street from Russell to Larrabee
streets to provide a suitable approach
to the Broadway bridge for the
Greeley street extension and the pro
posed Interstate avenue extension.
The city council is expected to or
der that section of Delay street en
larged to a width of 120 feet at next
Wednesday's meeting, when City En
gineer Laurgaard's report on the
project will be submitted. The total
cost of the widening is estimated at
The Greeley etreet extension, which
is near completion by the county of
ficials, will form a direct connecting
link with Willamette boulevard, Jojn
ing St. Johns to the central part of
the city via Broadway bridge. The
Interstate avenue extension win es
tablish a direct means of travel to
the Interstate bridge and Vancouver.
Delay street will be the outlet for
both these avenues, thus carrying
most of the traffic from St. Johns
and the westerly part or tne -enin-sula
district. 1
Inasmuch as the widened ueiay
street will drain and prove a oeneiii.
to this large area, tne city oinciais
are planning to assess property own
ers of the entire district ior tne im
provement. This will Involve more
than 10,000 lots.
younger boy, Harry Siegfried, and
drew the rope so tight that the boy's
cries attracted playmates, who at
tempted to rescue him, with the re
sult that the small boy was dragged
about while the others fought to res-
cue him.
Two surgeons were required to re
store the injured boy to a normal
condition and he is still suffering
from the extreme pressure on his
stomach, abdomen and liver.
J. O. Carter of Sutherlin Says Doc
tor Stole Wife's Afrectlons.
ROSE BURG. Or., Jan. 27. (Spe
cial.) J. C. Carter of Sutherlin to
day brought suit in the circuit cou.t
against Dr. R. I. Hall, also of Suther
lin, charging Dr. Hall with alienat
ing the affections of Mabel May
Carter, wife of the plaintiff.
Mr. Carter asked for $25,000 dam
ages. The petition alleged that Dr.
Hall won the affections of ." rs.
Carter while she was a patient at the
hospital at Sutherlin. between No
vember 20, 1920, and January, 1921.
Head The Orejonian classified ads.
Boy Who Lassoed Little Playmate
Sentenced and Paroled.
PROSSER, Wash., Jan. 27. (Spe
cial.) As a sequel to the serious in
jury of an 8-year-old boy at Kenne
wick while playing "cowDoy, wai
ter Jacot was tried before Judge
Truax in Juvenile court and was
found guilty. Sentence was sus
pended, and he was restored to the
custody of his parents pending good
Jacot. a youth of 15, lassoed the
Man, 55, Is Found Dead.
ABERDEEN". Wash., Jan. 27. (Spe
cial.) The body of Henry Falk, 55
years old, ex-filer for Poison Logging
company, was found this morning in
his houseboat at the foot of Michigan
street by acquaintances, who became
apprehensive of his welfare after he
had been missing for two days. Heart
disease caused his death.
Many Freight Cars Robbed.
ROSEBURG. Or., Jan. 27. (Spe
cial.) According to Albert Stewart,
special agen: for the Southern Pa
cific company, there has been a de
cided increase in the number of petty
thefts from freight cars within the
last few weeks. Men loaf about the
warehouses, packing plants and other
buildings and under the cover of
night break the seals on the freight
cars and steal much valuab'e mer
chandise.. Thefts along the entire
line have been reported and the of
ficers are watching the unemployed
men loitering about the railroad
Ilood River Trap Interest Keen.
HOOD RIVER. Or.. Jan. 27. (Spe
cila.) Interest in trapshooting here
is reaching the point where a club is
proposed. The following sportsmen
have been meeting on a rane near
the Standard Oil plan, where they
have participated in practice: Will
Marshall, J. W. Hav!land, Ear! Franz,
C. C. Hughes. A. F. Davenport, Dr. L.
L. Murphy and Wayne Toland. They
have been joined by 1J G. Ripper, a
gun enthusiast of While Salmon.
Irish Jieeds to Be Studied.
NEW YORK, Jan. 27. Eight mem
bers of the Society of Friends, work
ing in the interests of the American
committee for relief in Ireland, will
sail for Ireland Saturday to ascer
tain the nature and extent of Ameri
can aid required there to alleviate
Irish suffering and pressing economic
needs. C. J. France of Seattle, Wash.,
brother of Senator France of Mary
land, will head the delegation, it was
Xew Logging Grade Finished.
BEND. Or., Jan. 27. (Special.) A
new logging railroad grade, 15 miles
in length, tapping a new area of
Brooks-Scanlon timber, was com
pleted today. Steel will be Iad on
only the first two miles this year.
Roslyn-Beaver Hill furnace coal,
$12.25. curb. Edlefsen's. Bdwy 70-Adv
If My
Watch Tomorrow's Papers.
Morrison Street, Between Fourth
and Fifth Next to Corbett Building
Money's Worth or Mon?y Back
Thousands of Garments to Be Sacrificed
Don't Be Misled. Beware of Imitation Sample Shops and Sale Imitators. Look
for Big Sign, with Hand Pointing to 2S6 Morrison St., Factory Sample Shop
We must clean out the balance of winter stock at once. Prices lower
than ever, on Women's Dresses, Suits and Coats. One of the largest
assortments of ladies' apparel to be slashed as low as thirty-five cents
on the dollar. We must clean up. This will be the greatest of all sales
for lowest prices.
Women's Suits
Priced as low as 35c on the dollar.
9 A. M.
S 100
In silvertones, bolivias, velours and broadcloths, many fur trimmed.
Priced as low as 35c on the dollar.
9 A. M.
In silk, serge and satin. Priced as low as
35c on the dollar. Special
816 Coats, Suits, Dresses
To be cleaned up, as low as 35c on the dol- 1 Q QC
lar at $36.95, $26.95 and P 1 0 . JD
Serge Dress Skirts
Navy and black. Cleanup
$5.50 Sweaters
Silk Georgette
And Tricolette Waists
Moneys Worth or Money Back
Zemo, the Clean, Antiseptic
Liquid, Gives Prompt Relief
There is one safe, dependable treat
ment that relieves itching torture and
that cleanses and soothes the skin.
Ask any druggist for a 35c or $1 bottle
of Zemo and apply it as directed. Soon
you will find that irritations, pimples,
b'ackheads, eczema, blotches, ringworm
and similar skin troubles will disappear.
Zemo, the penetrating, satisfying
liquid, is all that is needed, for 't
banishes most skin eruptions, makes
the skin soft, smooth and healthy.
The E. W. Rase Co. Cleveland, a
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beginning. Disregard o common colds
is one of the causes for the appalling
death rate from flu and pneumonia in
the last few years. Colds are infec
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Mayr's Pine Needle Balm in the house
and at the first suggestion of a cold
apply it to the noso. Catarrh, that
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