6 THE SUKDAY OREGOS?AX, PORTLAUT), . JAOTAKT 22, 1903. PINPRICKS BOOM Foster's Friends Feel Discouraged. ARE SECRETLY FOR WILSON aenatorship Fight Sees No Im portant Change. EACH MAN HOLDS HIS-OWN Tacoma Senator's Forces Are Now Regarded as Trading Material, but Dog-in-the-Manger Tactics Are Expected. OLYMPIA, Jan. 2L (Staff Correspond ence.) The first -week of the Senatorial light ended today with the firing still confined to the skirmish line and no damage of consequence to any of the forces involved. Senatorial fights in this state have always been protracted strug gles and the one .now on promises to be Tio exception. In this great four-cornered contest the early estimates of strength and weak ness have proved to le fairly accurate. Each of the respective candidates fell short of the number of votes they claimed for the first ballot, but in no case were the trained politicians in closest touch with the situation deceived. The aggre gate claims of the leading candidates called for about 30 more votes than there were Senators and Representatives, and the gauging of the actual strength by dis tributing these extra votes by a system of reapportionment enabled the more as tute politicians to make a fairly close forecast several days before a ballot had been taken. As has been freely predicted since the primaries were held last Summer, the Foster forces have put up the weakest front In spite of the superiority of their numbers. Had the Tacoma Senator been able on the first ballot to cast the 50 votes which he has been claiming, he would have been a much more formidable candidate than any of the others, but the organic weakness and general debil ity of the Foster boom was disclosed as soon, as the first ballot was taken. This failure to make good worked havoc In two directions. The showing made offered no inducements for new men to come in from the outside, and it also had a dis heartening effect of the men who. by geo graphical location were forced to remain in the Foster ranks. There have been numerous political miracles worked at Olympia in the past, and there is, or course, a possibility that others may be worked and Addison G. Foster returned to the Senate. Something on the miracu lous order i3 necessary, however, to bring about such an unexpected result and as matters now stand the Foster strength is tonight quite unanimously regarded in the'llght of an asset for trading purposes Instead of a possible foundation from which a United States Senatorshlp can be bullded. Combinations Are Needed. At the same time it is recognized that Enough of the Foster strength can be held together for an indefinite -period to make it a difficult matter to elect, unless there is a combination formed by King County with either Sweeny or Wilson. This, of course, would mean the elimina tion of Piles from the contest, and as Sweeny has never shown any indications of being a quitter, it would lay as origi nally forecasted, between the Spokane candidate and John L. "Wilson. That "Wilson has some strong friends among the Foster following, as well as the secret support of the newspapers that are ostensibly for Foster, was more clearly than ever disclosed today, when the Ta coma papers appeared without one word of protest against the abandonment of Foster by Representative Davis, of Che halls, who yesterday voted for John I. "Wilseon. As Stausell. of Stevens, was unmercifully roasted for leaving Foster for Sweeny, it is quite clear that while an abandonment of Foster In favor of Sweeny Is regarded as but little short of r crime. It Is eminently proper that the Foster strength should be weakened In order to build up "Wilson. Davis was a very important man in the southwest, and his withdrawal from the Foster forces was Incomparably more serious than the withdrawal of Stausell. Wilson's Strength a Problem. This strength of Wilson, despite the fact that it is not all in tangible shape, is one of th? most perplexing problems of the situation. The members of the Piles con tingent are sore because Wilson will not step aside and give their man an open field and the Wilson people are positive in their assertions that It would be an impossibility for John L. to deliver a hlngle vote to Piles, and that any at tempt to do so would be followed by an immediate stampede to Foster and Sweeny. It is thus apparent that If the Wilson strength and the Piles strength are ever amalgamated it must be for Wilson and not Piles. The same oil and und water nature of the Foster and Piles support precludes any" possibility of an amalgamation of the interests of these two candidates and each faction will do everything possible to prevent the suc cess of the other, the defeat of either be ing regarded by the other as a victory, even though the prize falls outside of King County. The Strain Tightening. The factional lines, while quite clearly defined throughout the week Just ended, were not drawn taut as they will be dur ing the coming week. There Is some truth In the saying that it is easier to catch flies with sugar than with vinegar. it is also true that when the sugar method falls the vinegar generally begins to flow. The appearance of "sourness" is "not yet noticeable between any of the contestants except Wilson and Piles, but there will be a tightening of the strain next week, when some of the obstinate candidates refuse to get out of the way ixnd give the other fellow a chance. With the leading candidates so evenly matched. great difficulty, of course, will too experi enced In convincing any of them that is his particular duty to withdraw, but It is generally expected that some signifi cant changes will take place early next week. Commission Bill Inconspicuous.- - Two Important legislative features which have thus far signally failed to af fect the senatorial situation are the rail road commission bill and the lumbermen's combine, and from present appearances it is doubtful about cither of them hav ing any serious bearing on the big fea ture of the session. It has already been determined that Foster cannot command the entire support of the lumbermen and the attempt of the more radical railroad commission men to use the Senatorial cause as a club for beating recalcitrants into line on the commission bill has been far from successful. This is largely due to the fact that the passage of the com mission bill is a foregone conclusion, al though there will be a wide difference of opinion as to the kind of a bill It will be. Olympia was practically deserted this afternoon and it will be a quiet day to morrow. From the Senate alone 16 mem bers were absent from the joint session, their, pairs being announced as follows: Condon, voting for John Lu Wilson, with Davis, for A. G. Foster; Baker, for Charles Sweeny, with Van de Vanter, for S. H. Piles; Hemrich, for S. H. Piles, with LeCrone, for A. G. Foster; S. T. Smith, for S. H. Piles, with Sum ner, for A. G. Foster; Sharp, for A. G. Foster, with Palmer, for S. H. Piles; Tucker, for S. H. Piles, with Stewart, for A. G. Foster; Hutson,- for Charles Sweeny, with Clapp, for A. G. Foster; Kinnear. for S. H. Piles, with Hammer, for A. G. Foster. But a single ballot was taken in joint session and the only changes were those due to the absence of 31 members. The result was: Foster 29, Sweeny 24. Piles 24, Wilson 14, Jonese 7, Vorhees 7. Mr. Vor hees received the "full Democratic votes, Ear.les and Harpen, who had wandered away from the fold yesterday, returning to lend strength to the Democratic vote. E. W. W. M'DONALD IS INDORSED. Dairymen's Association Wants Demo crat Retained as Commissioner. OLYMPIA, Wash.. "Jan. 2L (Special.) Before final adjournment today the State Dairymen's Association took a hand in politics by indorsing E. A. McDonald, the present State Dairy and Food Commis sioner, for reappointment at the hands of Governor Mead. McDonald is a Democrat and was ap pointed eight years ago by Governor John R. Rogers. When Governor McBrlde stepped into office McDonald was allowed to retain his position. There are several aspirants for the place, and among them Is Hazen W. Maynard. a dairyman of Olympia, who has had entire charge of the entertainment of the visiting dairy men in Olympia during the meetings of the association. Maynard wanted the in dorsement of the association, but it is said that McDonald, who has been here several days, succeeded in organizing the conven tion in his own favor, and that some sore ness exists as a result of the association's action. McDonald also succeeded in securing the chairmanship of the legislative commit tee, appointed today by the president, and Maynard, who wanted a place on the committee, was left off. The association took the matter up before adjournment, however, and added Maynard's name. B. F. Reed, of Ellensburg. was re elected president; James Dick, of Dun geness, was elected vice-president, and Mrs. C. Carmlchael, of Yakima, was re elected secretary-treasurer of the assocla. tion. This morning the association lis tened to a prize essay prepared by a senior student of the Washington Agricul tural College, and read by Professor Nel son of that institution, on the subject, "Diseases of the Calf and Their Treat ment." The other numbers on the pro gramme were: "It Is a Three-fold Mis take to Use or Rear a Dual-Purpose Cow for Dairying or Beef." by J. P. Marks; 'Improvements on Nature, as Applied to the Dairy Cow," by C. L. Smith. The next convention will be held in Pull. man if transportation can be secured; otherwise the association will meet west of the mountains. METEORITE CHANGES HANDS. Oregon Iron and Steel Company Bringing Big Stone to City. OREGON CITY. Or.. Jan. 2L (Special.) By an order of the Circuit Court today. Sheriff Shaver was directed to take charge of the large meteorite, the sub ject of recent litigation, and remove the same from off the property of Ellis Hughes, where It has been kept In a shed for exhibition purposes pending the ter mination of the suits as1 to its ownership. Workmen for the Oregon Iron & Steel Company, which has been awarded the possession of the metallic mass, will be gin the removal of the property Monday, under the direction of Sheriff Shaver, who is required to give a bond for the per formance of the work. It is the purpose of the company to have the meteorite transported to Portland at an early date. Expert Astoria Books. ASTORIA. Or., Jan. 21. (Special.) The ways and means committee of the City Council today engaged William P. O'Brien and Arthur Leberman to expert the books and records of the several city offices". In its report to the Council the committee will recommend that in the future the books be experted on January 1 of each year, in place of every six months, as at present. POLITICIANS UNDER EAGLE EYE Mrs. Woodcock Is Hired by Senators Brownelland Nottingham to Spy Out Multnomah "Machine." SALEM. Or., Jan. 21. (SpeciaL) Mrs. M. L. Woodcock the lady whose magnetism drew enough votes from Parker to elect "Rosenfelt" several times over, and whose person ality puts such mightles as Frank C Baker and Whitney I Boise in the dense shadows spent last week at Salem with the lawmakers. Mrs. Woodcock exhibited a pay-check for $33.16, drawn in favor of Mr. Wood cock by R. C. Bell, of the Willamette Iron & Steel Work, as evidence of her solvency. Mr. W. did not know she had eloped with the check, but she wrote hubby a. letter from Salem, tell ing him the precious paper was safely hidden in the bosom of her dress, and begging him to live on easy street till her return. Were the lawmakers delighted to have her with them? To be sure, for they beamed aU over. And so she had to pay her fare up to Salem, did she? Oh. that was too bad. What was the price? Dear, dear, but Mr. Coman must have been hard-hearted to col lect that JL60. And she had expected George BrowneU to write her a re turn pass from the chairmanship of the railroads committee. Well, that was sad, not alone for George, but for Mrs. W. George himself looked as if he had never been so sorry in his life; yea. verily, and cocked his feet tip on the desk and peeped through them at Sena tor Croisan. But Chairman Croisan ItJJcant jawfl unit llmpqlf nlon UnparaHeled Importations m 4904 of G. H. MTJMM & Cos Champagne 131,330 The GREATEST quastfty ev&r imported by any brand i the Champagne trade L0P8 OFF A QUARTER House Thinks $100,000.Too High for Fair Exhibit BILL NOW READS $75,000 Though Spokane Asks That Good Showing Be Made, Washington .Representatives Amend Ap propriation Measure. OLYMPIA. Wash., Jan. 21. (Special.) About two-thirds of the members of the House were in favor of reducing the appropriation to the Lewis and Clark Fair bill today to 575,000. The deed was accomplished, and under sus pension of rules the bill went to final passage, and was adopted as amended by a bote of 82 to 1. Crandall, of Pierce County, voted against the bllL For the purpose of considering the measure, the House resolved itself into a committee of the whole, and took up the bill section by section. No changes were proposed, except in phraseolosy, until the appropriation clause was reached. The amendment reducing tne amount from 5100,000 to 575,000 was introduced by Crane, of Spokane Coun ty. Its first supporter was Lambert, of Whatcom. Lambert had a bill in his pocket pro viding for the construction of the Mar ble Mount wagon-road at a cost of 525,000, and he also has part of the burden on his shoulders of securing all the Whatcom Normal School manage ment wants. He did not mention these matters specifically, but said there were other matters that this session must provide for. The Chamber of Commerce of Belltngham had indorse! an appropriation of 575,000. He be lieved that amount was sufficient, and favored thft amendment. Bpokane Wants Exhibit. Tne author of the amendment. Crane, said that Eastern Washington wished to be represented at the Fair in a creditable mnnner. Over 290 members of the Spokane Chamber of Commerce present at the annual banquet In dorsed an appropriation of 575,000. He therefore believed that the sentiment of Eastern Washington was in favor of that amount, and that a creditable ex hibit could be provided with that amount of money. Todd, of King County, called atten tion to the overwhelming; vote of the Senate in disapproving a similar amendment introduced in that body. He believed the commission should not be hampered by lack of funds. It could turn back any money not needed, and he believed a commission would be ap pointed that could be trusted not to squander the money. Maloney inquired if the gentleman from King had ever heard of any money similarly appropriated being turned back. Mr. Todd said he hud. that the St. Louis Fair Commission did not expend all the appropriation granted it. 1 Falconer, of Snohomish, said that the St. Louis Fair Commission had accu mulated J1S00 in expenses before the appropriation became available. The state had authorized the expenditure of 575.000, and the amount was found ample. "Don't Stint," Says Houston. "We can't afford to stint thj com mission in the preparing of the state exhibit." declared Houston, of King. "If the state gave 575,000 for the St. Louis Fair, It should be willing to give al most any amount for the Lewis and Clark Centennial in the amount of good that will be accomplished by a proper exhibit. Every railroad across our state will carry its pro rata of the thousands of visitors who will come West to the- Fair. They will bring money. Investors, settlers." Houston's view was opposed by Kel logg, of Stevens, who said that prob ably jast as many people would travel over the Washington roads whether nor did his heart melt any more than If of stone. Mrs. Woodcock thought the lawmak ers owed their country and herself that $1.69. and told them so. plainly. But they were very, very poor. Fact was they couldn't get their $3 per diem until they had finished thoir la bors, and as for sacks well, none had been seen yet. So each and every one of them told her he was sorry and pointed to the man at the next desk as a person who was rolling in coin. Yet she did not succeed in getting back her $1.60. The return trip cost her only 15 cents. How was it? Listen. Mr. BrowneU felt a certain degree of responsibility for Mrs. Woodcock's presence at the capital. Had she not gone to Salem expecting to see him in augurated chairman of the railroad committee? After the lady had camp ed on his trail all week he dug down into his pocket and brought forth 50 cents, which he presented to her on condition that she would stay In Port land during the rest of the session and keep an eagle eye on the Multnomah machine. Thinking Senator Notting ham might also desire to be informed of Jack Matthews and Judge Carey's doings at the metropolis. Mr. BrowneU asked him for a contribution to the campaign fund. The appeal was .not in vain, for Mr. Nottingham desired in formation to the worth of 25 cents, and forth from his pocket came a warm coin. Did Senator Carter desire to keep tab on the Multnomah politicians at Portland? No. not he. Nor Senators Wricht, Haines. Whealdon and Bow Achievement! the lattery of the state han an exhibit or not. He thought 575,000 sufficient, inasmuch as there was about 525.000 worth of ex hibits left from the St. Louis Fair that would be utilized. McCoy, whose county is Interested in road bills, and who as chairman has the cares of the appropriations com mittee to look after, thought the dif ference between 575,0)0 and 5100,003 could be expended to better advantages in rbad building. Reed, of Pierce, thought 5100.000 would be conducive to extravagance. No Educational Exhibit. Crandall. of Pierce, said bills appro priating 5875.0J0 had already been in troduced, and the session was only two weeks old. Personally, he favored 575, 000. Bishop, of Jefferson, Melcher, of Lin coln, Kenoyer, of Whitman, and Davis, of Kitsap, also favored the amendment. An oral vote was taken on the amendment, and It was declared car ried. Tht only other amendment of importance attempted was one by Mi nard, chairman of the education com mittee, who wanted 55000 of the ap propriation reserved for an educational exhibit. A short discussion resulted in the defeat of the proposed amendment. It did not receive even Mlnard's vote. Without any other amendments the bill was reported back to the House and was placed on final passage. It is said today that some of the in fluential friends of the bill in the Sen ate will fight a concurrence to the House amendment. They believe that when matters are explained through the medium of a conference committee as they were in the Senate dissension, it may be possible to Induce the House to recall Its amendment. NO VETO FROM MEAD. Lewis and Clark Appropriation May Be $100,000. OLYMPIA, Wash.. Jan. 21. (Special.) The Lewis and Clark Fair bill will not meet the fate its predecessor of 1903 did at tne hands of the Gov ernor, for it is authoritatively stated that Governor Mead will approve an appropriation for the state's exhibit in any amount between $50,003 and $100,000. v The Legislature of 1903 appropriated $25,000 for preliminary work on the exhibit of Washington, but the appro priation was vetoed by Governor Mc Brlde. The commission having in charge the Louisiana Purchase Expo sition exhibit and the Lewis and Clark Centennial exhibit were made one, however, and a great deal of work lead ing up to the preparation of a credit able exhibit at Portland has been ac complished without the use of the money the bill originally provided. The Lewis and Clark bill has- now passed the Senate after a failure of tho attempt to reduce the appropriation to $75,000, and if passed in its present form will provide $100,000 for the work. In view of the fight made in the Sen ate and repeated successfully in the House before the amount of the appro priation, an effort has been made to obtain an expression of the views of Governor Mead on the subject. The information obtained from the Governor's office is to the effect that personally he believes $75,000 would be a sufficient amount to expend on the exhibit. He expresses this view, how ever, only as his personal opinion In the matter, and "he has no desire to ad vise the Legislature as to the sum that shall be appropriated for the purpose. If the Legislature sees fit to appro priate $100,030, the veto power will not be exercised. As the House has reduced the appro priation to $75,000. the fight will again be transferred to the Senate, where it must be concurred in, or again sent back to the House. BUILDINGS NOT PAID FOR. Senate Bill Introduced to Pay for Normal Schools. OLYMPIA. Wash.. Jan. 21. (Special.) That the state has never legally provided for the payment of the cost of erecting the Normal School buildings at Cheney and Whatcom is a fact "unpleasantly brought to the minds of the members of the present Legislature by the introduc tion of a Senate bill appropriating $3S,000 for the relief of B. F. Heuston. The two buildings were paid for by the issuance of warrants on .the Normal School fund. This fund .was supposed to bo er man. No, not they. Then would any Democrat go in? Yes, one Democrat would. Pierce was his name, from the sage plains of Umatilla, and from his pocket came another coin, almost as warm as Senator Nottingham's. So Mrs. Woodcock got $1. To this she added 15 cents of Mr. W.'s money. The total sum carried her to Oregon City. Thence lier fare was paid by a man named O'Neill, a very nice gen tleman with a round face, she said, whose first name, she believed, was John, but was not sure. Nor was Mrs. W.'s week of labor in vain. If Senator Sichel's bill, which prescribes the whipping-post as an antidote for wife-beating, shall sur vive the Legislature and the veto. Its guardian angel will be Mrs. W. But she feels aggrieved, for when she tried to mount to the eminence where Speaker Mills whacks with the gavel and to sit in the cushtoned seat where the preacher rests his bones every morning before Invoking the blessing of the Most High upon the Representatives below assembled. Speaker Mills objected. So did Presi dent Kuykendall of the Senate, who could find no room for her on his ros trum. Nor could Mrs. Woodcock per suade, the sweet-tongued orator of Clackamas to intercede for her with the Speaker or the President. "I should like to do it." remarked Senator BrowneU. whispering Into her ear in his usually convincing manner; "but for your own sake I must decline. My example proves that it Is not well to be brought Into too great prominence." January Copyright 1904. by Hart Schafrhcr & Marx SAM'L ROSENBLATT & CO. created by the sale of lands granted to the state for the maintenance of Normal Schools. The bill providing for the Issu ance of the warrants specifically provided that they should never become a burden upon the general fund of the state. A bill similar to the one presented at this session was introduced in 1903, but never came out of the hands of the ap propriations committee. Owing to the clause in the original act providing that the warrants shall never be payable out of the general fund, the bill is presented as a relief measure. Heuston is the attorney for holders of warrants to. the amount of cbout $0,000. The balance' of the $9S.00O'is accrued interest. MINER FIGHTS, THEN SHOOTS In Quarrel Over Drilling Contest Will iam Thome Is Fataljy Wounded. BAKER CITY. Or.. Jan. 2L (Special.) William Madden fatally shot William Thorne about 12 o'clock last night in a saloon at Bourne, this county. Both men are employed in the E. & E. mine. Madden Is a champion rock-driller, and 1t appears that the two men had trouble over a rock-drilling contest. They met at the Columbia saloon early in the even ing, and engaged In a quarrel which re sulted in a fist fight. Madden was worsted In the encounter. He left the place and went to another saloon, where he pro cured a revolver, then' returned to the Columbia saloon and shot Thorne. Mad den was placed under arrest, and brought to this city, where he was lodged in the County Jail this a'fternoon. A telephone messsage from Bourne late this evening says that Thorne died about 5 o'clock this afternoon. He was uncon scious most of the time after he was shot. The officers were prepared to take his statement of the trouble, but he was not able to give it. Thome was about 33 years of age. and had been employed In the mines for sev eral years. Madden recently came to this county. FOR ROBBING CONDUCTOR. Man Charged With Stealing Tickets Now Under Bonds. LA GRANDE, Or., Jan. 21. (Special.) John Doe was placed under $5,000 bond3 at Huntington today to appear before the Circuit Court charged with having robbed O. R. & N. Conductor Anderson of a grip containing his tickets, tass and necessary articles to perform his duUes. The robber got on at Huntington while the train was headed for La Grande and suddenly the bell was pulled, the train stopped and soon after it was discovered that the man had disappeared with these articles. Arizona Railroad Washed Out. EL PASO. Tex.. Jan. 21. Eighteen miles of the Tonto Railroad, between Phoenix and Tonto Dam. in Arizona, have been washed out by floods. The road runs through a very rough sec tion and was difficult and expensive to build. The best disinf ectant of all is snnlljbt. It destroys by ita very brightness dl sorts of 'terms and at the same rime Helps the growth of pilots aad animal life. Dcobt less all have noticed that mould irons deling the night and in dark, damp cellars. Bright sunlight quickly destroys germs, mould or other organisms. That is why it is best to let the sunlight into your houses for its parifyinjrinfluence. At the Invalid Hotel and Sargical Insti tute. BuSalo, N. Y., Dr. Pierce, chief con Bulun? suiyecn, started experiments, some three years ago, with the Plnsen light in conjunction with the X-ray in the treat meat of diseases. He cot excellent results therefrom, and was anion? the first to adapt this remarkable core to many cases which it was formerly supposed must c." uccessity be treated by the knife. Not only is Dr. R. V. Pierce notable for his snrgicu achievements at his hospital in Bufxalo, but nearly a third of a century aro he discovered certain roots and herbs which were n stare's remedies, and suc ceeded in putting: them up in a form that would be easily procered and ready to use. This he called Dr. Pierce's Golden Medical Discovery. It maintains the patient's nu trition by esablimr him to eat. retain, direst ' and assimilate nutritions food. It over I comes gsstric irritability and symptoms of ! indigestion, and in this way fever, night- swciuj ccacucncs, crc sue a one away wuc It fortifies the body ajpinst the Terms of cocscmption, grip and malaria, it builds up the tissues and puts on healthy flesh. Those desiring' to knerw somethisg about the body in health and disease, also medi cine and sBxxery, without technicalities, should read the "Common Sense Medical Adviser," which csa be had for 31 cents ia j-eeat ritsss for the cloth-bosad book. tUf Dc K V. gks. JtaJfclo. X. T. Clearance Sale Men's Overcoats Raincoats and Suits These are NOT a line of goods bought up for this sale only, but consist of our regular stock of the very best goods, made by the famous tailors, Hart, Schaffner & Marx and the Stein-Bloch Co. EVERY GARMENT WE SELL IS GUARANTEED TO BE PERFECT IN MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP $15.00 SUITS AND OVERCOATS -J 1 C Reduced to Ip 1 jm 1 D $18.00 SUITS AND OVERCOATS -j m Ujj Reduced to ;...Ip iTT.D $25.00 SUITS AND OVERCOATS tii Q 7 Reduced to $ 1 C. D WASTE IN NORMALS Four Schools Not Needed, Says Senator Miller. AVERS THAT ONE IS ENOUGH Linn County Legislator Has Bill to Abolish Three Institutions An other in House to Dis pense With Two. SALEM, Or., Jan. 21. (Special.) Normal Schools promise to be an issue in a hard fight In the Legislature and already two bills have been introduced for the purpose- of reducing the number of schools and improving their stand ard of work. Senator Miller of Linn, who has always been a champion of the common school, has Introduced a bill which proposes that all but one Normal School shall be abandoned. Representative Caldwell of Yamhill has introduced a bill for the discon tinuance of those at Ashland and Drain, leaving one' at Monmouth, in Western Oregon, and one at Weston, in Eastern Oregon. The objection "to the present Normal School policy is not only that it is a scattering of effort, but that lt'furnlshes material for logrolling In the Legis lature. There being no general publio demand for the continuance of all of the Normal Schools, the Representa tives from the counties directly affectod secure their appropriations for Normal Schools by supporting in return appro priations for other institutions or en terprises. Opponents of the present Normal School system believe that if all the Normal Schools but one or two were abandoned and then the state an nounced a definite policy of maintain ing the remainder In a creditable, man ner, trading on Normal School appro-, priations would be at an end. Money Is Wasted. "The maintenance of four State Nor mal Schools In Oregon is an injustice to the people, because it is a waste of money," says Senator Miller. "There is economy in concentration, and wa would not only save money by main taining only ono such school, but could furnish Normal students a much bet ter opportunity to secure good educa tions. If we had only one Normal to support, we could equip it in first-class style and make it compare favorably with any in the United States A3 Ions as we divide our appropriations none of the schools will be equipped as they should be. "In the last ten years we have spent $375,000 for Normal Schools, and at tho last session we appropriated $88,000 for those educational institutions. At Drain, Ashland and Weston we spent $60.63C, furnishing instruction at those three schools for perhaps 500 students. I havn collected figures which show that it the state were to abandon these three schools we could pay the railroad transportation of the students to the Normal School at Monmouth, increase tho faculty of that school as much as necessary, and still save $40,000. This is worth considering. Serve as High Schools. "As a matter of fact, these Normal Schools are doing a large amount of eighth-grade and high school work, for which the state is paying. In the I four Normal Schools of this state there ', are 630 students and only 289 of them are doing Normal School work. I saeei no reason why the state should provide common schools or high schools for a few eommunities at the expense of all the people. ' If the state must maintain a Normal School, let us have only one and that one doing only Normal School work. Other States With One School. "Here is a list of states that have only one Normal School, and I think when our population of 413,000 is com pared with theirs It should be apparent that one Normal is enough for Oregon: Popula- Normal . Hon. Students. ; New Hampshire.. 411.5S3 110 , Rhode Island 428,556 200 i Colorado : 535.700 - 2S9 Montana 243.323 124 . Ltah 276.749 200 1 Maryland 1.1S8.044 355 I South Carolina 1,340.316 206 j Tennessee 2,020,616 575 1 Arkansas 1.311.564 65 .Nebraska 1.O66.300 630 Kansas 1.470.495 1S33 Wyoming 92.531 45 "Some of our Normal School build ings were given to the state by local education institutions, and when the state ceases to use them for Normal School purposes it will be all right to give the buildings back to the several communities, to be used by them as local High Schools. Where the buildings- have been erected at state expense I believe the property should be turned over to the common school fund." GOES TO SEATTLE. C. F. White to Care for Interests f Gray's Harbor Company There. ABERDEEN. Wash., Jan. 21. (Special.) It Is reported that C. F. White, who has been manager of the Gray Harbor Commercial Company's interests in Cos mopolLs for years, will be transferred to Seattle, where ho will have charge of the Interests of the company at that point, which are to be made extensive in every department of lumber and real estate. Mr. White is attending a meeting of the .directors of the company In San Fran cisco, and no confirmation of the report can be obtained. In connection with the rumors, it Is also said that Patrick C. Looney, who has been foreman at the Gray's Harbor Com pany's plant, is to take the place of Mr. White If the change Is made. It will be good news for the unions of Gray's. Har bor to learn that the company is con sidering the messhouse problem with a view of possible discontinuance. Must Account for $'1200. OREGON CITY. Or.. Jan. 21. (Special.) R. L. and Columbus W Parrlsh have been cited to appear before Probate Judge Ryan and account forttfre where abouts of cash, money and. notes, aggre gating about $1200, belonging to the estate of Patsy Kern deceased. The citation was Issued today on the showing made by other heirs of the estate that jU3t be fore the" death of Mrs. Kern she was known to be possessed of money and other securities to the amount of $1200. The complaining heirs allege that the appraisers of the estate were unable to find any trace of these assets in reporting their inventory of the estate. Started Fire In Car, OREGON CITY, Or., Jan. 2L (Special.) Charged with the wanton destruction of personal property, three tramps giving the names of Frank Rowan. Andy Buck- Jand and Harry Nathlick, were today ar rested and lodged In the City Jail. They waived any hearing and will plead guilty Monday before Judge, McBrlde, who will pronounce sentence. The trio spent last night In a refrigerator car, the property of the Sduthern Pacific Company, in the local yards, and this morning started a fire within the car. As a result a. large hole was burned In the floor. YOU CAN INTEREST HIM Any Man Over Fifty. You can interest any man over fifty years of age in anything that will make him feel better because while he may not as yet have any posiUve organic dis ease, he no longer feels the buoyancy and vigor of twenty-five, nor the freedom "from aches and pains he enjoyed in earlier years, and he very naturally examines with interest any proposition looking to the Improvement and preservation of his health. He will noUce, among other things, that the stomach of fifty is a very different one from the stomach he possessed at twenty five. That greatest care must be exercised as to what is eaten and how much of it, and even with the best of care, there will be Increasing digestive weakness with ad vancing years. A proposiUon to perfect or improve the digestion and assimulation of food is one which Interests not only every man of fifty, but every man, woman and child of any age, because the whole secret of good health, good blood, strong nerves. Is to have a stomach which will promptly and cause blood, nerves, brain tissue and every other consUtuent of the body is en tirely the product of dlgesUon, and no medicine or "health" food can possibly create pure blood or restore shaky nerves, when: a weak stomach is replenishing the daily wear and tear of the body from a mas3 of fermenting, half-dlge3tcd food. No. the stomach itself want3 help, and in no round-about way, either; It wants direct, unmistakable assistance, such as Is given by one or two Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets after each meal. These tablets cure stomach trouble be cause their use gives the stomach a chance to rest and recuperate: one of Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets contains di gestive elements sufficient to digest SOOO grains of ordinary food, such as bread. meat, eggs, etc The plan of dieting Is simply another name for starvation, and the use of pre pared foods and new-fangled breakfast foods simply makes matters worse, as any dyspepUc who has tried them knows. . As Dr. Bennett says, the only reason I can Imagine why Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab lets are not universally used by everybody who Is troubled In any way with poor di gestion is because many people seem to think that because a medicine Is adver tised or is sold in drug stores, or Is pro tected by a trademark, must be a hum bug, whereas, as a matter of truth, any druggist who is observant knows that Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets have cured more people of Indigestion, heartburn, heart trouble, nervous prostration and run-down condition generally than all the natent medicines arid doctors" prescrip tions for stomach trouble combined.