The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, November 22, 1903, Image 1

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Legislature Wilh Con
vene December 21.
To Correct Defect in the
Phelps Tax Law
Session Not Likely to Last More
Than Two or Three Days The
Cost Probably Will Be
Under $20,000.
The law, the error In which are the
cause of the calling of the special
reseton, -was Introduced In the last
Fesstos by Representative Phelps, of
Morrow County. The purpose of the
act was to amend 12 sections of th
statutes by merely changing dates so
as to make taxes pajable In the Fall.
It had the effect of abrogating com
pletely the old law, according to the
decision of the Oregon State Supreme
coart October SI. which held that
t under oxlstlng laws, no tax levy can
1 be made in January, 1004.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 2L (Special.) A spe
cial session of the Oregon Legislature "will
convene in Salem at 10 o'clock A. M.
Monday, December 21. The session was
called in a proclamation issued by Gov
ernor Chamberlain this morning. The
rurpose of the session is to correct the
Ccfect in the tax law arising from the
amendments made by the passage of the
Phnps bill last Winter. The law as It
f lands now, docs not authorize a tax levy
In January, and without a change in the
law the slate, most all of the counties,
and all the cities and school districts,
would bo without funds and would be
paxlng lntorest on warrants for several
years to come. The Interest expense from
this cause would be -from ?100,O00 to 5250,
Qfi. Tho. cost of a special session, If
Irrief, will not be more than 530,000 and
will rrobably be much less.
Governor Chamberlain also ordered a
special election In tho Nineteenth Sena
torial District, composed of Clatsop
County, to fill the vacancy caused by tho
election of C "W. Fulton to the United
States Senate, and In tho Ninth Senatorial
District, composed of Crook, Grant, Kla
xnath and Lake Counties, to fill tho va
cancy caused by the election of J. N.
Williamson to Congress. Tho special elec
tions will be held on December 1C.
The Governor's call for a special session
cf th Legislature is as follows:
X George E Chamberlain, by virtue of the
Minority In me -vested as Governor of the
State of Oregon, do hereby direct the con
vening of the two houses of the Legislative
Assembly of the Stato of Oregon in special
session at the Stato Capitol in Salem, on
Monday, tho 21st day of December, A. D.
2P05. at 16 o'clock A. M. of said day, for the
purpose of meeting tho objections mado by
the Supreme Court to, and curing the de
Sects In. an act entitled "An act to provide
o. moro efficient method for the assessment
nsd collection of taxes, und to amend sec
tions 3057. SOG0. 30S2, 30S4. 30SS, 2000. 3003.
riOfi. S107. 3112, 3110 and 3120 of Bellinger &
Cotton's Annotated Codes and Statutes of
Oregon, passed by tho Legislative Assembly
cX the State of Oregon at its twenty-second
regular session in 1903.
All who shall at tho tlmo hereinbefore
r-amed be entitled to act as members of
a.d Legislative Assembly are hereby re
quired, to take notice.
Given under my hand and the Great Seal
ct the State of Oregon at the Capitol in
Salem, this 21st day of Nov ember, A D. 1903.
By the Governor: Governor.
Secretary of State.
Tho writ of olection, issued today to the
Sheriffs of tho counties named is as fol
lows: Executive Department, Stato of Oregon
Writ of Mection, Salem, November 21, 1003.
To the Sheriff of Clatsop County, comprising
the 19th Senatorial district; and to the Sheriffs
cf Klamath. Lake, Crook and Grant Counties,
comprising the Ninth 'Senatorial District, greet
ing In the name of the State of Oregon:
Whereas, by reason of tho election of Hon.
C W Fulton to the Senate of the United
Slates by the Legislature of the Stato of Ore
gon at its 22d regular session, and his accept
ance thereof, the office of Senator for tho 19th
Senatorial district has become vacant;
And, whereas, by reason of the election of
Hjtj. J. N. Williamson, Senator-elect of tho
late Ninth Senatorial District, to the Congress
cf the Vnited States at the last general elec
tion in the State of Oregon, and his accept
ar.e thereof, the office of Senator for said Sen
sorial district has become vacant;
And, whereas, at tho 22d regular session of
the Legislative Assembly of the Stato of Ore
gon tho paid Ninth Senatorial District was
changed so as to include only the Counties
of Klamath. Lake. Crook and Grant;
And, whereas, it becomes necessary to elect
a. Senator for the Nineteenth Senatorial District
r 2 the Ninth Senatorial District as now con
rU luted, to nil raid vacancies hereinbefore
mentioned, because of the fact that a special
rsssljn of the Legislature has been called to
convene at the State Capitol on the 21st day of
3ejnber. 1IX.
New, therefore, by reason of the premises
and by virtue of the power and authority
la me vested as Governor of the State of
Crcgn. I 4 order that at the date hereinafter
ramed a peclal ejection be held in the Nine
teenth aad Ninth Senatorial Districts of the
:aie of Oregon to nil said vacancies.
And you. the raid Sheriffs of the counties
e.npostRg the said Senatorial districts, and
e h of yow. are hereby commanded to forth
w notify the several judges of election in
eaus and all of the several election precincts
1: your respective counties to hold a special
e.cclon Is ech of said counties and precincts
ca Tvc4nea. the 10th day of December, A.
X , 199. in Manner and form as general elec
tions are hold, and pursuant to the statutes
In tttoh eases ade and provided, for the pur
pose of filling the vacancies caused as herein
before stated in said Senatorial districts, and
for the unexpired term of said Senators, who
offices have become vacant aa aforesaid.
In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my
hand and caused the great seal of the State
of Oregon to be affixed at the City of Salem
this 21st day of November, A D.. 1903.
By the Governor:
F. L DUNBAR, Secretary of State.
A copy of the proclamation was mailed
to each member of the Legislature today.
Soon after the Supremo Court rendered
its decision, holding that a tax levy can
not be made In January, there wero nu
merous requests that a special session of
tho Legislature be held. Governor Cham
berlain was then on his way home from
"Washington. Upon his return ho sent to
members of the Legislature a circular
letter. In which he asked for their opinion
of the need of a special session, so far
as their local affairs were concerned, and
also said mat, if a majority requested a
special session, and gave assurance that
they would oppose any other legislation
than that correcting tho tax law, he
would call them together, but otherwise
ho would not. When asked today con
cerning the responses he has received,
Governor Chamberlain said:
"I have received letters or telephone
messages from moro than a majority of
the members of tho Legislature, giving
assurance either that they will oppose all
other legislation, or that they will oppose
any other unless It bo of vital Importance
or arises out of an emergency. The man
ner in which these assurances were given
satisfied me that no other legislation will
be taken up, unless the welfare of tho
stato demands immediate action, and hav
ing been satisfied upon this point, I called
the Legislature to meet in special ces
sion." Tho call for a special session merely
makes reference to tho. act that needs
correction. When the Legislature has or
ganized, the Governor, as required by the
constitution, will deliver to them his mes
sage, stating the purpose for which they
wero convened. Governor Chamberlain
said today that he has not yet consid
ered his message, but thlnKs he will
merely call attention to the defect in the
law, and make no recommendation as to
what should bo done to remedy the de
fect. Judging by the views expressed by
some of the members of the Legislature,
the Governor is of the opinion that some
of tho leading members will confer and
prepare a bill in advance, which will euro
tho defect and leave the laws in harmony.
Secretary of State Dunbar said today.
In answer to an Inquiry, that he will not
purchase any of tho stationery baskets,
paper knives, file books, etc, such as are
always provided for regular sessions of
the Legislature. Neither will any print
ing be ordered In advance, except, per
haps, a few copies of tho roll call. Mr.
Dunbar says that, so far as preparations
for the session aro concerned, there wlU
be no expenso incurred. The Senate and
House chambers are ready for the mem
bers to take their places next Monday
morning, if they should be here, and it
is probable that not even an extra 3an-
itor will bo needed. Tho Secretary of
State evidently believes that tho session
will last but two or three days, and thatj
no miscellaneous legislation will be taken
The Legislature, according to the gen
eral understanding here, must perfect a
new organization when It convenes in spe
cial session. The adjournment sine die of
the regular session put an end to the or
ganization of that Legislature, and when
convened again a new president of the
Senate and a new Speaker of the House
must be chosen. It is generally believed
that the old ofllcers will bo re-elected, in
order to expedite matters, unless tho old
officers prefer to let some other members
receive the honor of occupying the presid
ing chairs. Tho president of tho Senate
is Georgo Brownell, of Clackamas. The
Speaker of tho House is L. T. Harris, of
May Not Stop With Correction of tho
Tax Law.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 2L (Special.) Since
tho Governor announced his special ses
sion proclamation this morning, discus
sion in public places has turned to sub
jects of legislation. While no one doubts
that a great majority of tho members will
stand firmly for an Inexpensive session of
two or three days, tho belief Is expressed
by many that legislation will not stop
with tho correction of the tax law.
Unless Pleasant Armstrong should gain
his freedom before tho Legislature could
act, it is certain that the correction of
tho law relating to hangings will be urged
as a matter which should receive immedi
ate attention. A special session of tho
Washington Legislature was called for no
other purpose than to correct Just such a
defect as this. Should Armstrong go freo
before the Legislature meets, the correc
tion will not be necessary, for Armstrong
is the only man under conviction of death
whose crime was committed prior to the
change in the law.
It Is generally agreed also that the 5300
exemption from taxation should not have
been repealed and several members of the
Legislature, in their letters to the Gov
ernor, or In Interviews, have expressed
tho opinion that the exemption should be
revived at the special session so that it
will be in effect when tho next assess
ment is made.
Tho position taken by Representative
Johnston, in the Interview In today's Ore
gonian favoring the repeal of the portage
railway appropriation of $165,000, has start
ed an agitation In favor of the repeal of
that act in view of the prospect of tho
construction of a canal by the Federal
Government. Since the repeal is favored
by the father of the bill and representa
tives from the portion of the state this
railway was designed to aid, the proposal
to repeal the appropriation seems to be
growing in favor.
Short Time in Which to Elect Suc
cessor to Williamson.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 2L (Special.) Tho
nomination of candidates for Senator to
succeed Senator J. N. Williamson will not
be an easy matter. There are 25 days be
fore election. The Senatorial district is
composed of Klamath, Lake, Crook and
Grant Counties. There Is not time to hold
primaries and conventions and scarcely
time to call county central committees to
gether. Men here who are familiar with
the situation in those counties and the
poor facilities for communication, say
that the only practicable way to make the
nominations Is for the state central com
mitteemen from those four counties, or
the chairmen of the county central com-
fConcluded on Page 7.)
Great Crowd Sees Har
vard Eleven Lose.
Crimson Were Weak in Play
at Critical Times.
Result Is In Great Doubt In the First
Half, but After That It Is
Plain That Old c
Will Win.
: i
1903 Tale, 16; Harvard, 0.
1902 Tale, 23; Harvard, 0.
t 1901 Harvard, 22; Tale. 0.
1900 Tale, 28; Harvard, a
1599 Tale, 0; Harvard, 0.
189S Harvard, 17; Tale, 0.
1697 Tale, 0; Harvard, 0.
1890 No game.
1895 No game. ,,
ISO Tale, 12; Harvard, 4.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Nov. 2L Harvard
struggled bravely against Talo today In
their annual football match, but was de
feated, 16 to 0, principally because her
offense weakened, and Yale's defense
grew stronger, when tho crimson players
were within striking distance of tho Tale
Nearly 40,000 persons witnessed tho
game, and while It was not as spectacu
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lar as that between Yalo and Princeton
a week ago, better football was played,
and for the first half and several min
utes In the second half the scoro was
small enough to mako tho result uncer
tain. In factr after Harvard had shown
sufficient speed' to get twice inside of
Yale's five-yard line in the first half, her
supporters were well-nigh convinced that
the team would not only score, but win
tho game. Yale's defense proved too
strong, however, and, backed by 15,000
voices, who yelled, "Hold 'em; hold 'em,"
the blue line stood firm beneath its own
goal-bar, twice capturing tho ball there
on downs, and In the third instance tak
ing advantage of a fumblo by a Harvard
In the second half Harvard got within
six Inches of the Yale goal, and could not
score. The defeat, under theso circum
stances, was exceedingly bitter for the
crimson. Tho fast play of the team be
yond the Yale 10 and 15-yard lines greatly
encouraged the Harvard supporters, and
proved one of tho features of the game.
Yale Scores on Blocked Kick.
There was some fumbling and several
block kicks, ono of the Yalo scores being
directly duo to the latter. There were
several end runs for 15 and 25 yards, but
as a rule the play, especially so far as
Harvard was concerned, was a series of
fierce lino plunges for short gains of one,
two and three yards.
Tho kicking was below the average,
especially on Harvard's part, and was a
great disappointment to the crimson sup
porters. Mitchell, for Yale, covered 3SS
yards on 14 kicks, while Lemoyne and
Nichols, of Harvard, covered 220 yards
on eight kicks. In rushing, Harvard had
slightly the better of It, gaining 218 yards
on GS rushes, while Yalo made 130 yards
on 47 rushes. Yale ran back kicks for. 64
yards, and Harvard for 103 yards. Yale
had eight first downs, and Harvard 20.
Yale was penalized six times for 65 yards,
and Harvard threo times for 40 yards.
Yalo won the toss- and choso the west
goal to gain tho little benefit of tho faint
west wind.
Lemoyno kicked off to Mitchell on
Yale's five-yard' line. Mitchell ran the
ball back 20 yards before he was thrown
by Clothier. Yalo kicked on the second
down to Harvard's 35-yard line, but the
Yale ends camo on fast, and Marshall
was thrown before ho was well started.
Harvard Is Penalized.
On the second play Marshall, by a
quarterback run, covered 17 yards, bring
ing tho ball into tho center of tho field.
Two rushes moro carried It four yards,
and then came a penalty which set Har-
(Concluded on Page 7.)
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President Elliott on In
specting Tour.
Columbia River Bridge Site
Is Visited.
Northern Pacific's New Chief Execu-
tlve Regards the Lewis and Clark
Fair and Pacific Northwest
Interests With Favor.
T e-
"I desire to say that I am favorably
impressed with Portland and the
Northwest in general and the impor
tance of this territory shall not be
"It is because of this that I have
hastened here first to learn the
geography of tho country, to meet
tho men who look after tho business
of tho road here, and to discover those
Interests of tho district that are the
Interests of the road. X wont to sec
what properties we have and what
condition they aro in and at a later
time I shall bo able to tell what I
will do relative tc Improvements and
other similar matters."
President Howard Elliott, tho newly
elected head of the Northern Pacific rail
road, arrived In Portland yesterday af
ternoon on his first official visit to the
Oregon terminus of tho road. He was ac
companied by a large party of Northern
Pacific officials and will spend today in
tho city looking over the properties and
various interests of tho road in Portland.
Tho party was met at Tacoma by As
sistant General Passenger Agent A. D.
Charlton, local representative of the line,
who will have charge of the entertain
ment of the vlsitora while they are here.
The officials arc housed at the Portland
Hotel and an Informal reception was held
In the parlors of the hostelry last night,
that Mr. Elliott might meet and become
acquainted with some of the leading busi
ness men of the city.
The tour is in the nature of a trip of
introduction for the new president of the
road, that he may become acquainted
with the geography of the country through
which his road run3, that he may make
tho acquaintance of tho men who handle
the business of the line at various places
along its route, and that he may learn
tho interests of Northern Pacific patrons,
to enable him to draft and carry out tho
best possible policy regarding the opera
tion of the great transcontinental road.
To accomplish theso ends, he Is stopping
at all points of Importance along the
route, studying the various situations
noting needed improvements and gather
ing data that will bo used at a later time.
Mr. Elliott says he realizes the growing
importanca of tho Northwest, and for that
reason hastened here to mako his first
Investigations in this territory. Ho has
no information to give out about pro
posed Improvements, extensions and such
like, but. to use his own language:
Comes to Seek Information.
"I am here to learn what we &ave, to
meet tho men that will work with hie, and
tc see what the interests of the road are
In this territory. Other matters will re
ceive their attention in due course of
time. I am not giving information, but
seeking it."
The party left St. Paul a week ago and
traveled rapidly across the continent,
making only brief stops at points between
the East and the Coast. They traveled In
a special train of four palace cars. The
special reached Vancouver at 3 P. M. yes
terday afternoon, and the party spent
an .hour looking over the properties of
the recently consolidated branches of the
road at that place. A special street-car
met tho visitors and brought them over
(Concluded on Page 3.)
Senator Hanna will be a candidate for Presi
dent ,and if he cannot win will bring out
Herrlck. Page 2.
About 30 Italian miners in Pennsylvania mine
lose their lives by rushing back to save their
gold. Page 2.
Federation of Labor re-elects Samuel Gompers
president. Page 2.
Chicago carmen's strike is down to a basis of
bargaining. Page 7.
Utah convicts who reported attempt to break
Jail ore rewarded. Page 15.
Colombia, accuses America of being an oily
to Panama rebels. Pag 3i-
American ships Kearaarge and Massachusetts
are ordered to Colon. Pace 3.
Colombia asks Venezuela for aid in suppress
ing Panama. Pace 3.
Northwest Senators fare well in committee as
signments. Page 1. .
Secretary Root stands by Major-General "Wood.
Pago 2.
Mondell introduces a bill chancing mode of
exchange undor lieu land law. Page 4.
Italian sovereigns leave Britain amid great
demonstrations. Page 3.
Santo Domingo offers to give America Island
If she will aid In subduing rebels. Page 3.
Fnclilc Coabt.
Governor Chamberlain calls extra session of
Legislature December 21. Page 1.
Hearing of Armstrong murder case at Baker
City postponed. Page 6.
Proposed shincle trust In "Washington. Page 0.
Elopement from Pullman without happy end
ing. Page 6.
Stubblefield will will be contested. Page C.
Flro destroys barracks at Fort Gibbon. Pace C.
Commercial and Marine.
Dull trading In New York stock market.
Pago IS.
Week in "Wall street. Page 15.
Weekly bank statement shows unexpected loss
In cash reserves. Pace 15.
San Francisco dried fruit market. Paga 15.
French bark chartered yesterday at an ad
vance over former rates. Page 11.
More lumber schooners chartered to load for
Orient. Paco 11.
Tale defeats Harvard, 10-0. Page 1.
Bragg wins the mile and a sixteenth handicap,
the chief event at Oakland. Page 14.
Scores of Pacific Coast League: Portland 0,
Los Angeles 2; San Francisco 4, Sacramento
0. Page 14.
Duck-shooting on the Deer Island reserve.
Page 14.
Northwest Football.
University of Oregon, 5; Agricultural Col
lege, 0. Pace 14.
Mount Angel, 6; Columbia University, 0.
Page 14.
Pacific University, 6; Holmes Business College,
0. Page 14.
Albany College, 20; Chcmawa Indians, 0.
Page 14.
Seattle High School, 28; Portland High School,
0. Pago 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
President Elliott, of Northern Pacific, 'im
pressed with importance of Portland and
Northwest. Page 1.
Taxable property of Multnomah County in
creases In value, 51,215,000. Page' 12.
Dr. Laura Smith Wood sues to recover pos
session of child. Page 16.
Evidence is all presented in Indian murder
trial. Pace 10.
Price of coal will advance unless suspension
of duty is continued. Page 11.
Three negro thugs assault and rob aged man.
Page 12.
Legislature may amend portage road bill In
extra session. Page 10.
Saloons will fight churches at coming Van
couver city election. Page 12.
Call for special session gives but short time
to elect successors to Congressman Wil
liams. Page 1.
Features and Departments.
Editorial. Page 4.
Church announcements. Page 37.
Classified advertisements Pages 24 to 27.
Land frauds in the West. Page 31.
For the big dinner next Thursday. Page 2S.
Rehabilitating Vancouver Barracks. Page 33.
Diamond famine threatened. Page 30.
Where our surplus has gone. Page 33.
Chaos In English politics. Page 32.
Baron Munchausen comes to town. Pago 30.
Recollections of Thomas Fitch. Page 30.
Chimmie Fadden. Page 31.
Frank Carpenter's letter. Page 32.
Social- Pages 20 and 21.
Dramatic Page 18.
Musical. Page 23.
Household .and fashion. Pages 34 and 85.
Youth's department. Page 38.
Senators Know Their
Mitchell Gets Place of Simon
on Judiciary,
He Will Be In a Position to Do Great
Work for the 1905 Fair
Ankeny Gets Desired
Coast defenses (chairman). ,,
, Interoceantc canals. o
. Pacific Islands and Porto Rico. ' '
Judiciary. '
Postofllces and postroads. ,,
, Woman surfracer"
, Public lands. ,
i Irrigation.
Expositions and claims. "
Minor committees.
i '
i FOSTER ' '
' Commerce. t
i t "
Pacific Islands and Porto Rico.
. Agriculture. '
District of Columbia. '
' Pensions.
Banks and banking. '
Coast and insular surveys.
, Irrigation. '
i Forest reserves.
1 Protection of game. ,
, Minor committees.
! .. 4
ington, Nov. 2L The make-up of the Sen
ate 'committee, which is now practically
agreed upon, but which Is to bo verified
in caucus jan Monday, gives to Senator
Foster, of "Washington, far better recogni
tion than to any other Senator from the
Pacific Northwest. In addition to secur
ing the place on commerce, which was
eagerly sought by both the Oregon and
Washington delegations, Senator Foster
becomes chairman of the committee on
geological survey, and retains his mem
bership on the committees on Pacific
islands and Porto Rico, agriculture. Dis
trict of Columbia and pensions, but sur
renders his places on manufacturers and
Senator Mitchell retains his committees
of last Congress, namely tho chairman
ship of coast defenses and membership
on Inter-ocean canals, Pacific islands and
Porto Rico, postofllces and several minor
committees, and in addition is made a
member of the committee on judiciary,
filling the place made vacant by the re
tirement of Senator Simon.
For a new Senator, Mr. Fulton Is fairly
well recognized. Ho becomes a member
of the committee on public lands, irriga
tion, expositions and claims, and will bo
given the chairmanship of some minor
committees, not vet designated, which will
give him a committee-room and supply
hlm with stationery throughout tho next
two years.
With the aid of Senator Foster, Senator
Ankeny has also been well cared for.
He will succeed to Foster's old chair
manship of the committeo on "coast and
insular survey. In addition he secures
membership on the committee on banks
and banking, Irrigation x and forest re
serves and protection of game, with pos
sibly ono or two minor committees.
Senators All Fare Well.
In a way, each of the northwest Sena
tors has been appropriately recognized.
Senator Foster has secured his first
choice among all Senate committees, and
tho one that puts him In a position to do
a great deal for his state and for tho
State of Oregon. Senator Mitchell, on
judiciary, will be brought Into an atmos
phere quite congenial to him, and Senator
Fulton finds himself not only In a position
to wield an influence on various forms of
public land legislation that will present
themselves this session, Including proposi
tions for amending the existing land laws,
but he Is on the committee that will
primarily handle the Lewis and Clark Ex
position measure introduced by Senator
Mitchell, and on the committee that will
make whatever changes deemed neces
sary In the National Irrigation law. On
the commitceo on banks and banking
Senator Ankeny will be at home at once,
and on the irrigation committee he also
will deal with a problem pertinent to his
section of the country, as he will on his
other Important committee.
The Washington delegation is confident
Representative Jones will secure a place
on the river and harbor committee of the
house, in which event Oregon during the
Fifty-eighth Congress will have to look
entirely to Washington for the support
of its projects that are to be provided
for in that bill. Both Foster and Jones,
however, have repeatedly expressed their
willingness to look after Oregon Interests,
as well as their own, and Columbia River
Improvements especially are likely to be
cared for almost, if not quite, as liberally
as if Oregon and not Washington held
these Important committee places.
Leonard S. Allen. ,
CHICAGO, Nov. 2L Leonard S. Allen,
formerly general passenger agent of the
Seaboard Air Line, Is dead at his home
here, aged 53 years.