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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAX. PORTLAND, MAY 10, 1908.
New Mexico Legislature De
clared to Be Tool of
PARTIES OF ONE OPINION
Territorial Law Depriving Victims
of Railroad Accidents of Right to
Recover Damages Annulled
by Act of Congress.
WASHINGTON, May 9.-Although on
several occasions it had difficulty in main
taining a quorum, the House transacted
considerable business today; A number
of measures were passed, including a
child-labor law for the District of Co
lumbia intended as a substitute for the
Senate bill, permitting appeals in nat
uralization cases from the District to the
Circuit Court of Appeals, and repealing
the act of the Legislature of New Mexico
of 1S03 regarding civil procedure in per
sonal Injury cases.
The proceedings were enlivened by a
condemnation of the fiovernment by Lar
rina, the Porto Rican Commissioner,
for Its treatment of those people, which
he cald, had led to a spirit of discontent;
and by a spirited passage at arms be
tween the floor loaders, Payne and Wil
liams, each charging the other's party
with dishonesty in elections.
The House adjourned until 2 o'clock
tomorrow, when eulogies will be deliv
ered upon the life and character of the
late representative Adolph Meyer, of
Louisiana. In view of the circumstances
of the adjournment. Williams did not
Insist upon the usual rollcall.
Iniquitous Territorial Act.
Under suspension of the rules the
House, on a yea and nay vote, passed
unanimously the Senate resolution re
pealing the act of the legislature of
New Mexico, which passed over the Gov
ernor's veto. March II, 1903. The act deals
with civil procedure in personal injury
cases. The resolution now goes to the
President for his signature, havins
passed the Senate in March.
Birdsall of Iowa': having the bill In
charge, declared that the law was the
most remarkable piece of legislation ever
enacted. Instead of being "an act to
regulate the law and procedure in cer
tain cases," he said, it should be en
titled "an act to prevent the recovery
of damages for Injuries received in acci
dents or otherwise, upon railways within
the territory of New Mexico." It was,
he asserted, an Iniquitous act of the Leg
islature and demonstrated the wisdom
of the law giving to Congress the abso
lute control over the legislation of ter
ritories. The passage of the resolution was
urged by Henry. Texas, who character
ized the act of the Legislature as In
famous. Dictated by Railroads.
In the opinion of Clayton of Ala
bama, no layman could read the law
without being horrified at its outrages.
That law. ho charged, was passed at
the instance of railroads, which he
said, tyrannized the people of New
Mexico and deprived them of Juscice.
The Senate amendments to the diplo
matic and consular appropriation bill
were disagreed to and conferees were
MAKE WAR OX RATS AND MICE
Precautions Taken Against Plague
in Canal Zone.
WASHINGTON. May 9. A ban has
been placed on rats and mice on the
Panama Canal Zone in efforts to prevent
bubonic plague from gaining a foothold
there. It has been demonstrated that
the plague is communicated by means of
fleas. The fleas get it from the rats
and mice and communicate it to human
With the extermination of rats and
mice it is stated there will be no dan
ger from the bite of a flea so far as
plague Is concerned. Canal employes
have been instructed to kill rats and
Will Let Dry Farm Bills Pass.
OKBGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, May 9. Speaker Cannon has given
reasonable assurance that he will grant
time durlm? the coming week for consider
ation in the House of the 320-acre dry
farm homestead bill and the bill by Rep
resentative. French granting Idaho an ad
ditional 2.0iX.000 acres under the Carey act.
It is believed both will pass if they come
to a vote.
One Bid for Eugene Building.
ORBGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, May 9. The Treasury Department
received but one bid for the erection of
a' public building at Eugene, that from
George C. Maurer, of Salem, for $45,000.
No decision has yet been reached.
CAKE SPEAKS AT ROSEBURG
Fresents His Claims to a Good
ROSEBURG, Or., May 9 (Special.)
"What influence could a man who is
neither Republican nor Democrat, but
non-partisan, have in the United States
Senate?" asked H. M. Cake. Republican
nominee for United States Senator, who
spoke here tonight.
"None, and we won't give him a chance
to see," said some one in the audience.
Seated beside the speaker were various
Republican nominees from this county and
a number of distinguished citizens from
this and other parts of the state, Mr.
Cake refrained from personalities, but
evidently could not resist the temptation
to mention the claims of his Democratic
opponent. "We are told that it is not
party," he said, "but the man, that should
be considered. This is only a sophistry."
At the conclusion of Mr. Cake's remarks
other speakers delivered brief addresses.
Mr. Cake goes from here to Drain and
speaks at Cottage Grove Monday after
noon. GOLDEXDAIiE LOSS $26,000
Fire of ITnknonw Origin Destroys
GOLDENDALE. Wash.. May 9. Fire
this morning resulted in the loss of three
frame buildings and damaged two ad
poining brick buildings. The origin of
the tire is not known, but it Ls supposed
to have started at the rear of Cecil
Smith's Jewelry store. The blaze had
gained such headway before discovered
that for about two hours it was beyond
control. The building and contents of W.
A. McKlnzlo & Sons' store, together with
his household effects, were a total loss,
valued at 110,000, partly covered by in
surance. A vacant building belonging to
Gilett Bros., valued at 11300 also a total
loss, partly covered by insurance. W.
Lerdl's building occupied by Cecil Smith,
Jewelry store, was a total loss, valued
J1500, partly covered by insurance. The
Jewelry stock, valued at J30C0 was also a
total loss, partly covered by insurance;
making a total loss of 26,000.
The merchandise store of John E. Chap
pell was damaged by water and smoke to
the extent of 110,000, fully covered by in
surance. The drugstore of D. F. Everett
suffered tlOOO damage, which is covered
Coaist Record Broken.
SALEM. Or.. May 9. The Coast five
mile record was broken yesterday at the
special meet at the State Fairgrounds
under the auspices of the A. A. U. The
best time was made by Davolt of the
State Agricultural College, his time being
28:29 1-5. The former record was held
by Fred Verner, of Chicago, and was
made August 4, 1903, at the Portland
WOOLEN MILLS SHUT DOWN
Threats of Strike in Salem Met at
Once With Shut-Down.
SALEM. Dr.. May 9. (Special.)
Owing to a strike of the spinners the
Salem Woolen Mills closed down .today
for the first lime in many years. Only
nine persons, mostly boys, are directly
Involved In the strike, but as the mill
cannot run without spinners the whole
force of 120 employes has been laid off.
Manager T. B. Gay expects to get a
new force of spinners before the end
of next week and resume operations.
The spinners struck early this morn
ing. It seems that on January 1 their
rate of compensation was reduced 10
per cent. At 7 o'clock this morning
the nine spinners went to the office
and demanded renewal of the former
rate of pay or they would strike.
Manager Kay replied that he could not
negotiate with men who came to him
In that spirit, so the men quit. In
speaking: of the matter tonight, Mr.
"When the financial stringency oc
curred last October and buyers of woolen
goods were canceling all their orders, our
mill did not cut wages till January 1.
and we have run full force every day.
The reduction In wages was 10 per cent.
All the 120 employes except these nine
spinners seem to be satisfied."
The closing dawn of the mill Is of con
siderable importance to Salem, for It not
only throws 120 persons out of employ
ment, but affects local business interests
PREPARES CURRENCY BILL
Sinancial Legislation of Interest at
WASHINGTON, May 9. The Republi
can conference commltte appointed to
draft an emergency currency bill at the
adjourned caucus- of the Republican mem
bers to the held next Monday night, was
In session practically all day and until
before the evening recess. The following
statement was made by Chairman Vree
land: "The bill will be perfected and unan
imously agreed on by the committee In
time to present to the conference Mon
day night. I do not care to go into the
peculiarities of the bill further than to
say that tho measure will b ebased on
the principle of the last emergency bill
Introduced by myself recentlyy."
Chairman Fowler, of the banking and
currency committee, today reintroduced
his credit currency bill with the Federal
guaranty and trust features eliminated.
OVERDUE VESSEL ARRIVES
Schooner Minnie Caine Reaches
Port With Coal.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 9. The Ameri
can schooner Minnie A. Caine. Captain Ol
sen. 118 days from Newcastle, N. S. W.,
posted on the overdue list at 15 per cent,
arrived in por ttoday after a tedious voy
age caused by a continuous lack of fa
vorable winds. It had only one day of
favorable winds, and that was during the
last 24 hours of the voyage. February '15
it ran into a southeast squall in which
the jib-boom and foregaff were carried
The schooner had on board 1320 tons of
coal consigned to this port.
MAYOR AFTER POKER GAME
Raids Cigar-Store and Packs Pro-
prletor Off to Jail.
SALEM. Or., May 9. (Special.) Mayor
George F. Rodgers raided all the card
rooms In the city tonight in quest of
gambling games, and found one gambling
game in operation. This was a poker
game in the cigar store of Charles Piiett,
on State street. This is the same place
Mayor Rodgers raided two months ago,
at which time Piiett was let off on his
promise to close up. Mayor Rodgers put
lilm under arrest and ordered him to ap
pear in Police Court Monday.
Shingle Mills May Shut Down.
SEATTLE. May 9. Commencing June 1
and continuing for at least six weeks,
the shingle mills in this state wfll be shut
down, if the plans now under way are
worked out. Circular letters to all shingle
manufacturers In the state arc being sent
out, advising a shot-down at that time.
Meetings have been held this week at
various points, at which a shut-down
on June 1 has been strongly urged.' Very
low prices and generally unsatisfactory
conditions of the shingle market are
given as the cause.
Socialists Neet Today.
CHICAGO, May 9. The Socialist
Party National Convention to nomlna'e
candidates for President and Vice
President and to adopt a National plat
form, will meet here' tomorrow. The
men most frequently mentioned for
the nomination for President are Eu
gene V.,Debs and William D. Haywood.
Third Floor Wins.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene,
Or., May 9. (Special.) In the first of
the annual ball games between the
second and third floors of the varsity
dormitory, the third floorltes won, 10
to 5. These games are productive of
Would Expel Anarchists.
MADRID. May 9. The Senate passed
a law providing for the creation of
private tribunals that shall have the
power to expel from the kingdom persons
suspected of aiding the anarchist pro
Cashier Shoots Himself.
NEW ORLEANS. May 9. Charles Per
rllliat, cashier of the Merchants' National
Bank, shot and killed himself late today.
The finance committee learned- today that
he was 1400 short In is accounts.
Rudyard Kipling said to Robert Barr
once In conversing on the subject of an
exchange of Ideas. "Why, all I ever knew
somebody told me."
STAND BY PIIMGHOT
Senators Defend Forest Pol
v icy From Attacks.
ASSAIL TIMBER THIEVES
Smoot .Says They Are Source of Op
position Lodge Asserts Nation's
Rights Fulton Objects .
to Pinchot's Methods.'
WASHINGTON. May 9. The debate on
the main features of the agricultural ap
propriation bill was practically concluded
by the Senate today. Smoot, of Utah,
spoke at length in advocacy of the For
est Reserve Service. Lodge -and New
lands supported the policy of the Serv
ice. Clark, of Wyoming, reviewed at length,
what he said he regarded as the weak
ness of the Forestry Service. Ha de
clared that its opponents were not in
different to the preservation of the -timber
lands, but objected to the methods
practiced by the Bureau of Forestry un
der its present administration.
In addition to the attention giveii the
agricultural bill, the Senate voted to send
to the committee on Judiciary the resolu
tion introduced by Burkett of Nebraska
declaring tomorrow to be "Mothers' day"
and suggesting that Senators and em
ployes of the Senate wear a white flower
in honor of that day. Kean of New Jer
sey proposed as a substitute a resolution
embodying the fifth commandment.
"Honor thy father and thy mother, that
thy days may be long In the land which
the Lord thy God giveth thee,"
Timber Thieves Turn on Pinchot.
Smoot declared that the "timber
thieves" had been stirred up over the
course of the Forestry Service and, look
ing about for some one to attack, they
had' turned upon the United States For
ester. Flint said that the laws under which
fraudulent practices grew up were still
on the statute books in spite of efforts
to repeal them. Indorsing this statement
of the Senator from California. New
lands, of Nevada, declared that the ex
planation of the failure to repeal these
laws was found in the "interests strong
ly intrenched in every political organiza
tion of the West."
No Right to Destroy Forests:
Saying that he wished to speak in de
fense of the forest reserve "policy,"
Lodge apologized for the word "policy,"
which the Senator from Idaho comment
ed on the other day, but as no other
word occurred to him he would use It.
He declared that the Eastern states
could appreciate what had been done by
the pioneers In the Western country, but
they believed that the forests should be
preserved for the whole people and not
regarded as belonging to the states In
which they are located.
'What has been called in this debate a
God-given right to use and destroy with
out interference has been pretty fully
exercised In this country," said Lodge.
Fulton Objects to Methods.
He continued to refer to destruction of
forests, game and songbirds and fisheries
of Ihe East, when Fulton interrupted to
say that the objections united against the
Forest Service was not directed against
the policy of preserving the forests, but
against the administration of the service
and the Inclusion of agricultural land in
Protesting against the tendency of
the Senator's defense of the forestry
policy of the Administration to place
those opposed to it in' the position of
being opposed to forest preservation,
Clark of Wyoming was against the
methods of the Forest Service.
"I protest in Justice," he said,
"against the recklessness, against the
almost criminal recklessness, with
which the Senate of the United Scates
ls voting: money to an unknown pur
pose." He said Congress was now
asked to appropriate Jl. 500, 000 more
for the Forest Service than was re
ceived by the service from the sales of
Newlands spoke in favor of the for
est reserve policy.
Upon motion of Warren the Senate
agreed to meet at 11 o'clock on Mon
day and to vote on the agricultural
bill before adjournment.
MINNESOTA FOR JOHNSON
County Conventions of State Honor
ST. PAUL, Minn., May 9. The sup.
porters of Governor Johnson, for the
Democratic Presidential nomination, had
their own way in most of the county con
ventions held throughout Minnesota to
day. Returns received up to U o'clock
give the Johnson men 4S6 delegates in
the state convention and the Bryanites
78. There will be !35 delegates in the
convention. The Bryan men say they
will contest . 400 delegates and hold
rival state convention.
Two Democratic convention were held
in St. Paul, Ramsey County, today. In
the official, or Johnson convention, the
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This office ls equipped with all the)
latest appliances and formulas for do
ing high-class work.
22-K Crown S5.00
Bridge Work, per tooth SS5.00
Logan Crown S3.50 to $5.00
Best Rubber Plate S8.00
Plates 810.00 to 15.00
Silver Fillings Sl.OO
Gold Filling's 92.00 and up
Vegetables Vapor used only by us for
Painless Extracting 50t
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programme was carried out in the selec
tion of Johnson delegates to the conven
tion next week. At the Bryan conven
tion notice was served on the Johnson
Democrats that the fight will be to a
finish. Bryan delegates to the state con
vention were elected and Chairman F.
I. Pike was directed to appoint a com
mittee which shall report at a subse
quent meeting a plan of organization of
the Ramsey County Democracy. The res
olutions adopted are identical with reso
lutions adopted by the Bryan men
throughout the state today.
Committeemen Reach Denver.
1 DENVER. May 9. The members of
the sub-committee of the National Dem
ocratic Committee arrived here today
and immediately set out to Inspect the
auditorium and to review the plans thfet
have been made for lighting, ventilating
and seating. The committee will also
take up the matter of badges and
Sunday the members of the sub-com
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mittee will be the guests of President
C. N. Day. of the Denver Convention
League, who will take them for a trip
over the Moffat road to the banks of
eternal snow. 60 miles from Denver.
The members of the sub-committee
who are here are Norman E. Mack, of
New York; Roger C. Sullivan, of Chi
cago: R. M. Johnson, of Texas; Urey
Woodson, of Kentucky; J. E. Osborne, of
Wyoming, and James C. Dahlman, of
Danmoore Bus Makes Appearance.
Among the handsome equipages for
which Portland ls noted, the one at
tracting particular attention in the
last few days ls the Danmoore bus.
This vehicle ls of the latest and most
approved Eastern type, commodious
and comfortable. Its light gray color
attracts the favorable notice of those
who see it on the streets on Us way
to and from trains to the new Dan
moore at Fourteenth and Washington
If You Are Intelligently Discrimi
nating When You Choose a Range
Your Decision Must Fall On the
HERE ARE THE REASONS:
Laurel Range has patented 2-flue construction.
Laurel Range has six hot covers with damper open.
Laurel Range has uniform heat everywhere.
Laurel Range has capacity for quick, even baking.
the most economical range made.
guaranteed for 25 years.
WE TRUST YOU ANYTIME FOR ANYTHING
IF YOU WANT TO KNOW WHAT SMARTLY DRESSED
MEN WILL WEAR THIS SEASON ASK BEN SELLING
JUST A LITTLE
Just a- little better fabric
Just a little better trimming
Just a little better making
Just that little better something
That makes for better clothing
And distinguishes ours at
Just a little lower prices
$15 to $45
FRED WILHELM RELEASED
Was Suspected of Having Blown Up
OAKLAND. CaK. May 9. Fred Wilhelm.
the former St. Louis policeman and pri
vate detective, who has been kept In de
tinue at the City Jail for more than two
weeks, suspected of being implicated In
the blowtng up of ex-Supervisor Galla
gher's home, has been released from cus
tody upon the order of Captain of Detec
The latter said he had no explanations
to make, and "neither has Wilhelm," he
Arrivals and Departures.
SAN FRANCISCO. May . Arrived
Steamer City of Puebla. from Victoria;
steamer Homer, from Portland; steamer
I stone, from Astoria; schooner Minnie A.
184-186 FIRST STREET
Caine. from Newcastle. Australia. Hailed
Steamer ts.te of California, for Portland;
steamer Buckm&n. for Seattle; steamer St.
Helens, for Portland. .
BUY YOUR HATS
At Le Palais Royal and get just the
proper style at the lowest prices. 375
Will Stop Off Coos Bay.
MARSH FIELD, Or., May . (Special.)
Secretary Lyon, of the Chamber of Com
merce, today received a telegram from
Senator Bourne stating that the Atlantic
battleship fleet had been ordered to stop off
Coos Bay on the way to Seattle If the
weather permits. When the date is
known, a holiday will be proclaimed and
one of the steamers will be chartered to
take the Coos Bay people to see the fleet.
Nogales, Aris. The Yaau's under Chief
Luis Bule have submitted to the Mexican
government and are surrendering their
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