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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, NOVEMBER IV 1UU7.
British Liberals Prepare
Test Question of Lords'
Veto. . '
HAVE ELECTION NEXT YEAR
Premier's Manifesto Summons Com
inns to Rally AgahiHt Insolent
Pretensions of House of
LONDON, Nov. 2. (Special.) The flglit
gainst the House of Lords Is becoming
more bitter every day. and most astound
ing charges are made. For 100 years the
radical democracy of the United Kingdom
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P. M. YOUNG'S NEW
has waeed unceasing war against the
heTi'iiitary and privileged House of Lords.
By experience as well as political in
stinct, it recognized in that feudal insti
tution the enemy to all Its political aspi
rations. Mr. Gladstone's last words In the
House of Commons were a passionate ap
peal to the Liberals to deal with this ob
struction to the popular will. Today the
rountry Is at last face to face with the
enemy and the fight must go on.
The Prime Minister's manifesto to his
party brings a general election within
measurable distance. The measures so
ruthlessly massacred by the peers in their
awn Interests last session are to be sent
op to them again, together with a meas
ure embodying the resolution passed by
the Commons declaring that bills adopted
by that chamber must become law within
the limits of a single Parliament, what
ever may be the views of the Lords.
Failing acceptance, the nation will be
asked to say whether It shall be ruled by
the irresponsible clique of men who hav
appropriated and by the operation of an
cient, landlord-made laws monopolized the
soil of the kingdom or by their own
No Limit to Lords' Insolence.
The insolence of the Lords goes so far
is to interfere with the constitution of
the House of Commons, as has been seen
by their arrogant rejection of the plural
voting bill, which was solely concerned
with the method of electing members of
the popular assembly. Xot satisfied with
having -one branch of the legislature com
posed almost entirely of Tories, they in
sist that property, as compared with
1 Jnglishmrn, .shall be endowed with a spe
cial plural vote. And the electors who
chose the existing House of Commons
have had the mortification of seeing their
representatives browbeaten and Insulted,
srorned and humiliated, without power to
help themslves in any way.
The life of the present Parliament has
been but two sessions. Of that time the
landlords have killed a proportion of par
liamentary energy equal to one session.
Thus, they slaughtered the measure mis
called the education bill. This was really
a legislative attempt to! adjust certain
rivalries among various -religious sects
and .consequently of little Interest to the
IVmocraey, who desire that state money
Bhall only be paid for secular education
and not for the endowment of conflicting
views on simple Bible teaching, compli
cated Bible teaching, or -' metaphysical
Pihle teaching. They showed their dis
dain for Scotland by rejecting the small
holdings bill and the land values bill.
They mutilated the Irish evicted tenants'
bill, and slew the plural voting bill. And
so they have acted year after year for
half a century, unless when the Tories
wer in power. It is the autocracy of
landlordism that the Liberals now pro
pose to end. and to the final tih-ttle the
Prime Minister has summoned his hosts.
Reform or Revolution.
Those among the radical democracy
who have .toiled for many years, often
under great discouragement from Liber-,
als themselves, will give a willing re
sponse to the trumpet call of the commander-in-chief,
for, as he says, the
question "overshadows everything else."
Little good is there in any man's wasting
his time upon progressive politics, if . all
his efforts are to be frustrated by the
titled spiders who are weaving their en
trapping webs in the feudal chamber. If
reform by constitutional ways proved to
be impossible, better than stagnation
would be the letting loose of the soldiers
of Socialism upon the revolutionary
chamber, thus defying the emphatic will
of the people. Were the Liberals forced
to give up in despair the struggle with
landlordism, it would be the blackest day
In the history of Toryism. There, would
no longer be any buffer between them
and ""red ruin and the breaking up of
laws " Unlimited autocracy would be met
by revolutionary teachings and doings.
The principle of the boycott, now a favorite-
instrument of . Intimidation hy the
Tories in the villages, would be applied
I i ts
with a, new meaning and a new force.
The amenities of life would disappear and
the direction of the whirlwind and the
storm would come rather from Tower
Hill than from Westminster Palace.
" Preparing for Struggle.
Meanwhile, the captains of Radicalism
have received their marching orders. Dur
ing the recess they are to prepare the
minds of the constituencies for the fight
with the Lords and for the approaching
general election. It Is Idle to suppose
that the Lords will relinquish their vast
powers without an appeal to the people.
And as that long-delayed judgment has to
come, It may as well come as quickly as
possible after .the end of next session?
.Education, licensing, land, their own veto
the Lords will not swallow these dis
tasteful dishes, which have been prepared
for their consumption next session. What
ever can be done by money anu misrep
resentation, the other side will not fall to
do. Their political insurance fund Is un
limited; their press' is numerous and un
scrupulous: their village tyranny well-organized
and irresistible. The subtlety
and bribery of the classes must be met by
the unity, and determination of the masses.
So, then, there is hope that the end of
this long and weary fight Is In sight. It
will be the most important constututional
contest for half a century. T e privileged
House will still, indeed, be left with many
weapons of procrastination, but its chief
powers for evil Will be destroyed. ;
Lords Shall Xot Dictate.
In opening his campaign in Scotland
Alexander Ure. K. C, it. P.. Solicitor
General, said that the claim of the peers
was to force on them a general election
at their own sweet will. The claim of the
peers was to dictate to them when they
RESIDENCE, FOURTEENTH AND WEU.RH STREETS.
1 should appeal, and on what they should
ippeal to the country. That was a claim
which they would ' not for one moment
listen to. Here, then, was their lighting
ground. It was a struggle for mastery
between the two houses. The Liberals de
manded that when an appeal to the coun
try is to be taken, they would dictate
the time and the Issues, and from that
demand they would never, under any con
ceivable circumstances, recede. When
they would appeal again to the country
he could not tell. He knew it would not
be next session, for they had much use
ful work yet to do, and they were deter
mined to do It. But he did know this
that when they made an appeal to the
country, the first and foremost perhaps.
( Indeed, the only question- would be hal!
I the Lords or the Commons be masters?
; and he very much misjudged his fellow
! countrymen If they hesitated for a mo-
mpltt what their ron?. tn that miAstinn
The constitution of the House of Lords
may remain a? it is at present, consisting
of the hereditary peers, the 100 Irish rep
resentative peers, the handful of life peers
and six and twenty bishopssome 600 souls
all told. It may remain exactly as It Is
now, without in the slightest degree in
terfering with the Prime Minister's reso
lution. All the government says is this
within the limits of a single Parlia
ment the will of the Commons must pre
vail over the Lords. And it does not sig-
I nify two straws whether the. House of
Lords Is reformed or remains unreformed
The Unionists . declare that they will
meet the contest with unaffected satisfac
tion, for the events of the laft two years
have not Increased the hold of the Liberal
party on the nation.
Tribute to the Late J. T. McDonnell.
PORTLAND, Nov. 2. (To the Edi
tor). I shall thank you to afford me.
as an humble friend of the late J. T.
McDonnell, of the firm of McAllen &
McDonnell of this city, a small space
In your widely read and influential pa
per, to add my tribute of respect to the
memory of an upright citizen, a. faith
ful friend and a sterling Irishman. J.
T. McDpnnell was a native of the west
of Ireland and was descended from the
ancient stock of "The McDonnels" of
the West, whose forefathers withstood
for centuries the onslaughts of English
misrule in the Province of Connaught.
J. T. McDonnell has been a succesful
business man in this city- for more than
a quarter of a century, and although
a comparatively young man at his un
timely death he may well be considered
one of the pioneers of the city of Port
land. -- . -
His retiring and unassuming manner,
and withal his $renia! and kindly na
ture endeared' him to all who had the
jrlviledge .-of his acquaintance. J. T.
McDonnell may be described as a man
of action rather than of words. His
word was his bond. There are hun
dreds in the city of,Portland who can
attest to his kind and charitable heart
and private beueactlons. .The public
esteem in which -he. has been held In
the city of Portland .was well attestej
to on the day of his burial. Men and
women of all creeds .and of the highest
type of citizenship followed the cor
tege to the cemetery. The soggarth
aroon, true to their ancient faith and
holy calling nobly did their part, and
the good Sisters, like ministering; an
gels, In company with his faithful wife
and four devoted children, who for
weeks, both day and night, kept un
ceasing vigils at his bedside In St. Vin
cent's hospital, were'at once a credit
and an edification to the church to
which they belong. ' Requlescat
pace. . .
"Blow, blow, thou Winter's wind,
. Thou art not so imkind
As man's Ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen.
Although thou art not seen,
As friend remembered not."
LAMBERT M. MORRIN.
"Eyes fitted to glasses, fl, at Metzger's.
S1MJD III HOTEL LEASE
ACQUIRES : A JOINT INTEREST
WITH ADAM MUELLER. .
Alterations of Perkins to Begin This
Month Will Cost Between
$75,000 and $100,000.
" A half interest in the lease of the
Hotel Perkins, recently secured by
Adam Mueller, has been transferred
by him to L. Q. Swetland, and the two
will take charge jointly of the property
and the Improvements that are to be
made. Mr. Swetland was instrumental
in negotiating the lease, but has Just
now become interested in it with Mr.
It was announced by Mr. Swetland
and Mr. Mueller yesterday that they
will spends between $75,000 and $100,
OOQ on alterations of the property, thus
making much more extensive Improve
ments than were at first announced.
When the work as outlined, is com
pleted, practicafly the entire Interior of
the hostelry will be changed In appear
ance. The present lobby will be. en
larged to at least 30 by 80 feet and
the dining-room will be changed Into
a modern grill. A high-speed elevator
will be installed in place of the present
All the upper floors will be remod
eled, the partitions being "moved so as
to make the rooms larger and of more
convenient arrangement. At least 60
rooms will be equipped with baths and
In every apartment there will be hot
and cold water. There will also be
added a complete telephone system and
the hotel will be refurnished from top
Plans for these alterations are now
being prepared, and as soon as they
are completed, work will begin. ' It is
expected that the first changes will be
under way before the end of the pres
ent week. It is hoped to have all of
the alterations completed within six
The lease on the Perkins was nego
tiated with the owner, Z. S. Spald
ing, of Honolulu. It is for 15 years.
The consideration is $2500 a month for
the first year and $3000 a month for
the remainder of the period.
HIGHER AND WIDER BRIDGE
Push Clubs Desire Better Structure
at Madison Street.
On the East Side It is the opinion of
practically all members of the improve
ment clubs that when Madison bridge is
replaced with a new structure it should
be higher and wder. W"hitney L. Boise,
of the United East Side Push Club, has
been commissioned to consult bridge ex
perts on the feasibility of a higher bridge,
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xj. j. oos.-cij'ii Lufcti win imve ma engi
neer prepare plans for a higher structure
than the present one. The object of a
higher bridge is to enable steamers to
pass under without the draw . being
- The height of the bridge to permit this
being done will bave to be determined by
the engineers who prepare the plans, and
also conditions at the.two approaches will
help decide that matter. A higher and
wider bridge, similar to the Morrison
bridge, will cost more than the bonds that
were voted at the last June election, be
cause of the approaches, both of -which
will have to be changed for a higher
Hawthorne avenue Is becoming; an im
portant street. It Is 70 feet wide and will
be Improved with hard-surface pavement
next year, which will make it one of the
most beautiful driveways in Portland. It
will connect with the new bridge. The
heaviest streetcars in the city cross on
the Madison bridge.
This bridge question has been made
special business for the meeting of fha
United Eaft Side Push Clubs for next
Tuesday night, October 6, at the Sargent,
Grand and Hawthorne avenues.
WORK FOR NEW HIGH SCHOOL
Residents North of Holliulny Also
Desire Better Bridge.
Two things In which the people north of
Holladay avenue are' Interested are the
rebuilding of the railroad bridge and the
erection of .a High School building. For
several years the travel over the rail
road bridge has overtaxed the upper deck,
which is very narrow. As the population
north of Holladay avenue has increased
the delays on this narrow bridge have'
become greater than ever. This Is true
of streetcars and vehicles of every sort.
The streetcars can move no faster than
the slowest vehicle, for vehicles cannot
turn out to allow the cars to pass. '
' Announcement was made at a recent
meeting of the Northeast Side Improve
ment Association that the county only
held a monthly lease on this bridge, that
could be terminated at any time, so that
work of rebuilding it could be under
taken. What Is to be done with this
bridge will decide what aotion the peo
ple of this portion of the city will take
to secure better means of transportation
across the Willamette river." .' J
A mass meeting held in - the Patton
Methodist Episcopal Church last Tues-
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ance justifies' the term
There's an element of
chance and opportunity in
success, but there's a
greater element still -the
element of clothes.
The world will think as
it pleases, but give it every
opportunity to think its
best, of you.
Men's Highest-Grade Apparel in
20 per cent below other store prices on
equally good clothes.
A small payment down $1 a week,
or any way that best suits. your con
venience. Men's needs, from Hat to
Shoe, at the House of Good Clothes.
day night decided to ask for a $250,000
stone High School for that part of the
district. The Board of Kducatlon had
already taken action favoring a build
ing costing $150,000, which is $50,000 more
than the East Portland High School cost.
SELXWOOD'S sewer problem
Plan Is to Divide Suburb Into Two
Sellwood property-owners are still con
sidering the question of sewerage, anJ
are casting about for a plan that will
reduce the expense below $100 per lot.
They fear that if they adopt the plan of
City Engineer Taylor it will result m
driving people away on account of the
cost. The west half of Sellwood can be
provided with sewers at comparatively
little cost, but the part east of Kas.t
Fifteenth street cannot be easily provided
The present plan is to divide that su
burb Into two sewer districts, with East
Fifteenth street as the dividing line.
Then each district will stand alone. It
will thow the problem on the shoulders
of the property-owners in the eastern dis
trict, as they must build a conduit to the
Willamette River by way of Milwaukle,
or run a tunnel to the river. However,
sewerage in that dietrict might wait a few
years, but the west district sloping toward
the river is m need of sewerage now.
Want Better Fire -Protection.
The three new engine companies which
are to be 'Installed on the East Side the
present week at Multnomah street and
Grand avenue. -Highland anu Mississippi
avenue, complete the additional facilities
for the fire department projected more
than a. year ago. But the question of fire
protection Is not settled, as the city has
even pushed beyond the limits 'of: these
new companies. People at Piedmont want
fire protection, and will organize a volun
teer company until the city can provide an
engine there. Demand will come next
year for a fire company on West avenue,
at Mount Tabor. Also at University Park
Montavilla also will ask for tire protec
tion next year, and Sellwood wants' a fire
engine in place of the present hose com
pany. . Lot on Clifton Sold.
EL J. Daly and W. B. Streeter have sold
the 60x100 at the northeast corner of
Tenth and Clifton streets, the considera
tion being in the neighborhood of $J00
There are two cottages on the lot, which
was owned by Clarence Wilson, a non
resident. Flats Sell for $13,000. '
Mrs. A. Larry, a local real estate dealer,
reports the sale of four modern flats at
Iarrabee and Broadway streets for $12,000.
The owner was Francis Clarno and the
purchaser H. H. Prouty. The Hats have
a monthly Income of $1(J0.
Death of James Skelly.
James Skelly, aged 31 years ajid 10
months, a native of New Jersey, died
of consumption' at his home near
Courtney Station, on the Oregon Water
Power streetcar line, yesterday. He
leaves a widow and one child. Services
'EOPLE say this of the
man whose appear
will jDe held In St. James Cathedral,
Vancouver, Wash., tomorrow morning.
The burial will take place In the Cath
olic cemetery under the direction of
Dunning, McEntee & Gllbaugh, under
takers. Missionary Home From Zambezi.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. The Rev. ' F.
Robert Bunker who, with his wife and
five children has been In Zambesi, East
Africa, 17 years, returned on the White
Star steamer Cretic, on the way to his
home in Minnesota. He, with other mis
sionaries, translated "Chlndou," which is
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the native tongue of Zambesi, and made
dictionaries and many transcripts of re
ligious work. He declared that there was
a general desire among the natives to
learn English, Jaut they were largely pre
vented by the ruling classes.
All of the missionaries' children wera
born In AfriCA, and this is the first time
they have seen America.
Murderer Forgives Prosecutors.
CHICAGO. Nov. 2. Judge Brentano re
ceived a remarkable letter yesterday from
Richard Walton, the negro slayer of Mrs.
Lillian White Grant, who la under sen
"On Every Tongue
tence to foe hanged on December 13. Wal
ton, who had been sentenced four times
to the penitentiary, expressed his forgive
ness of the court, as well as Assistant
States Attorney Benjamin J. Short, who
demanded the death penalty in his trial.
He expressed thanks to Attorney Patrick
Carey, who was appointed by the court to
In his letter, Walton declared that lie
would rather go to his death speaking th
truth by pleading guilty than to go to
prison by telling a lie, because he knew
he caused the woman's death.
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