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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND. JUXE 31, 1914.
ION IS 11
; Proposed Initiative Measure
f Dealing With Primary Sub-
mitted for Approval. .
i 'PARTY PERPETUATION' AIM
j David M. Dunne and Henry Halm,
! Portland Authors of Draft, Say
Present Method Provides No
Means for Healing Breaches.
6AL1SM, Or., June 20. (Special.)
;' Alleging that the primary as now ex
! Isting cannot endure and. that their ob
' Ject is to preserve it. David M. Dunne,
i to Seventeenth street North, Portland,
-and Henry Hahn, 235 Cornell road,
. Portland, today filed with Secretary of
State Olcott a supplementary primary
; act for approval as to form, which they
: propose to initiate at the coming gen
', eral election. It provides, briefly, for
a convention system of making nomi
nations, the delegates to the conven-
: tions to be named at primaries, but
does not abrogate entirely nominations
: by primary. A preamble to the bill
' says: ,
i "Majority rule should be the aim 01
rule by the people. A primary law
.'which precludes or even tends to pre
vent party harmony is wrong. Party
i ts essential to majority rule and no
: party can endure except when united on
: Borne common cause. Discussion, con
: f erence, agreement are as essential
to party success as to successful gov-.
eminent. Political gatherings for
: such purposes, whether under the name
of 'convention' or any other name, are
indispensable to the perpetuity of
: party, hence should be combined with
Fnd made a part of the primary sys
tem. As now existing, with no plan
of harmonizing discordant factions, the
primary cannot endure; hence, the ob
ject of this supplementary law is to
preserve the primary and at the same
time make the law in fact what its
preamble claims for it: 'To preserve
and perpetuate party." "
Delegates Picked at Primary.
- The proposed law says in part:
"That from and after the adoption 01
this act," etc., "it shall be lawful to
hold, and elections may thereafter and
shall be held, in every election precinct
of the state, by any voluntary political
association or party, for the purpose
-of selecting delegates to any conven
tion to recommend candidates for pub
lic office and to select delegates to
represent said political association or
party in any state or district conven
tion with like authority to recommend
candidates for public office and to au
thorize said state or district conven
tion to recommend candidates for dele
gates to any National convention, and
to recommend candidates for Presi
dential electors, and such elections may
and shall be held under the provisions
of this act and shall be styled 'dele
gate primary elections,' but this act
shall not be construed to affect direct
nominations made by petition under
existing laws, or without conventions
or nominations by assemblages of
. electors, as may be otherwise provided
by this law."
It is provided that the Secretary of
Etate, 90 days before any general pri
mary nominating election, shall des
ignate a "delegate primary day." which
shall not be more than SO or less than
- 40 days before the date of holding the
general primary nominating election.
Direct Vote Not Prohibited.
1. 1 ...-.I. .rnvMAd- "All DOlltlCal
1 1. a x ui .in.. " - -
r parties or associations shall be entitled
to vote at such delegate primary elec
' tion for the election of delegates to
their particular conventions respective
ly, and no nominations recommended
by any convention of delegates for can
didates for any office shall be printed
upon the sample or official ballot by
' the County Clerk, under the general
'. election laws of the state, for use in
' any general primary election unless
: the delegates attending such conven
tion have been selected at a delegate
" primary election held in accordance
" with this act; but this provision shall
not preclude nominations by as
semblages of electors or by direct pri
mary method, or otherwise as may be
provided by law."
The county or city central commit
tee shall determine the number of pre
cinct delegates of the parties or asso
ciations desiring to participate in the
delegate primary, which shall be de
termlned upon a basis of the vote cast
by the party or association at the last
preceding general election. Delegates
from any precinct shall be nominated
- by petition, signed by not Jess than ten
electors of such party, and one or more
delegates may be nominated by one
- EXEMPTION" IilMTT IS DESIRED
: 'Measure Proposed for Initiation Pro
vldes Maximum as $300,
SALEM, Or.. June 20. (Special.)
; A constitutional amendment, for ini
; tiatlon at the coming election, designed
: to put an end to agitation for single
: tax and near single tax. was filed to
! day with Secretary of State Olcott for
approval as to form by David M.Dunne
" and Henry Hahn, of Portland. It
provides that tax exemptions shall not
exceed $S0O and that the clause mak
: ing this change in the law cannot be
; amended or appealed except by a two
! thirds vote of persons participating in
' a general election. The amendment is
; as follows:
"Whereas, revenues and finance are
the life blood of government, and as
' cessment and taxation supply the sys
' tern by which the state Is maintained
! and perpetuated; and whereas, contin
j ned prosperity depends on the stabll
; ity and permanence of a fixed an5
: definite policy of a harmonious blend-
ing of the different pursuits which
i contribute to the maintenance of the
t Government; therefore, it is necessary
'. to have a fixed and settled policy of
assessment and taxation which invites
: every citisen to have some share in the
: maintenance of government.
"Section one. article nine of the con-
. stitution of the State of Oregon is
hereby amended to read as follows:
' "Article IX Be it enacted by the peo-
; pie of the State of Oregon:
; "Section 1 The Legislative Assembly
' rr the people by the initiative shall
; provide by law for uniform and equal
. rate of assessment and taxation of all
i property, real and personal, within the
i state, excepting such only for munici-
: taL educational, literary, scientific, re-
; iiglous or charitable purposes as may
I be specifically exempted oy law ana
I Kucb nominal exemption as may be unl-
j formly made, not to exceed in value tha
sum of $300.
! "This section shall not be amended
! or repealed except by a two-thirds vote
' of ail electors who may participate in
' any general or special election duly
called wherein a change In the system
J of assessment and taxation is proposed.
All provisions of the constitution and
1 laws'of Oregon in conflict herewith are
hereby repealed and abrogated Insofar
as they conflict herewith."
Initiative measures, one providing for
6 per cent differentials in favor of Ore
gon manufactured products, and the
other authorizing the appointment of a
commission to draft a tax code, were
submitted to the Secretary of State to
day. The first one, tendered by the
Manufacturers' Association, provides
that state, county and city authorities
shall award contracts to Oregon manu
facturers if their bids are not mors
than 5 per cent higher than the lowest
The Non-Partlsan League offered the
other measure, which provides that the
Governor, between January 15 and Feb
ruary 15, 1915. shall appoint a commis
sion of five to study the tax laws of
various countries and prepare a code.
An appropriation of 2500 is asked for
clerical assistance and traveling ex
penses. The code must be submitted to
the Legislative Assembly for approval.
DEATH OF SrXGLE TAX IS AIM
Measure to Be Initiated Making Agi
tation Less Effective.
A bill supplementing the present di
rect primary law by providing for the
combination with it of the principle of
the convention plan of nomination will
be placed on the Dallut in the Fall elec
tion. David M. Dunne . and Henry
Hahn, of Portland, are sponsors for the
bill and the circulation of the peti
tions will be commenced immediately.
Petitions will be circulated also in
dependently of this movement for an
other bill, for which the same men are
sponsors, and which is designed to
combat the single tax by making it
necessary to obtain a two-thirds vote
to carry a single tax measure in the
Those back of the movements make
it clear, however, that the two meas
ures are presented separate from one
another and that the campaigns in
their support will be carried on inde
pendently. Mr. Hahn and Mr. Dunne
applied yesterday to the Secretary of
State for permission to prepare peti
tions and place the measures on the
No formal organization has been an
nounced as backing either measure,
but after the petitions have been tiled
it is probable that working campaign
organizations for each will be formed.
Concerning the anti-single tax meas
ure one of those interested in the move
ment outlines the proposed campaign
for the measure by saying:
"It is understood that the people are
tiring of the persistent refusals of the
Henry George school to take 'no' for
an answer. It will be urged that since
Oregon has appropriated $175,000 to
advertise us at the Panama-Pacitic Ex
position in 1915, the surest and safest
way to attract capital to the state is
to prove that we will not tax land to
death by putting the game of U'Ken,
Cridge, Wagnon & Co. out of the race
now by drastic and positive measures.
Petitions are to be circulated speedily.
"In thi case it will be using the
ITKen machine to kill his own bill, but
the signing of such petitions is in self
defense, to put an end to exemption
and other schemes to colonize Oregon
BOY HISSING 6 DAYS
"YOU'LL FIND MY BODDEK IX R1V
VER," SAYS FAREWELL NOTI
Mother ot Jimmy Erickson, Who Lett
Home Monday Kight, Is Frantic.
Whipping Canse of Lad's Artlon.
"Mamma, you'll find' my boddee In
the rivver. You don't love me any
Leaving this note lying on the table
at his home, 183 Morrison street, Mon
day night, little-Jimmy Erickson then
disappeared and has not been heard
from since Wednesday evening, when
he is reported to have been seen In the
vicinity of Peninsula Park.
Jimmie's mother, Mrs. Lottie Erick
son. is nearly frantic fearing that the
boy may have carried out the threat
outlined in his farewell note. She ap
pealed to the police, but a careful
search has failed to reveal Jimmy s
"I whipped him for telling an un
truth Monday afternoon, said Jurs.
Erickson last night, "and I believe that
is the reason for his actions.
It Is reDorted that Jimmy went swim
ming in the Peninsula Park pool Wed
nesday afternoon and begged supper
that evening at 1321 Rodney avenue.
He is 10 years old and wore a brown
coat, corduroy trousers and a black
hat at the time he disappeared.
94 BODIES ARE RECOVERED
Hope of Rescuing Any of Those In
Alberta Mine Abandoned.
T.ETHRRinfiE. Alberta. June 20.
bodies of 94 of the 157 miners entombed
when a terrific explosion wrecked the
inner workings of mine wo. zu, oi me
Hill Crest (Alberta) Colliers, Ltd., yes
terday, had been removed to the sur
All hope of rescuing alive any of
the remaining members of the ill-fated
crew that entered the mine yesterday
had been abandoned.
The work was retarded temporarily
by a fire that broke out in the mine
That the explosion was due to the
forming of gases in the lower levels
of the mine has been generally ac
cepted. Practically the entire male popula
tion of the little mining camp was
wiped out by the disaster.
BOYCOTT TO STAY
Senate Committee Amends
Provisions of Anti-Trust Bill
Passed by House.
PICKETING IS- PERMITTED
Sections Relating to Price Discrim
ination, Exclusive Sales Agree
ments and Holding Compan
ies Are Stricken Out.
WASHINGTON. June 20. The Senate
judiciary committee decided tonight to
eliminate from the House anti-trust
bill words which lawyers say would
legalize the blacklist. Although fewer
than half the members of the commit
tee attended today's session and action
was described as tentative, it was the
general belief tonight that the entire
committee will approve.
The portions of the bill acceptable to
organized labor were only slightly
modified and their principal contention,
for the limiting of injunctions in labor
disputes, was agreed to practically as
written in the House bill. The com
mittee expects to finish its work next
week and report the bill to the Senate.
Senator Newlands announced that the
trade commission bill would be taken
up Monday if the Senate agreed and
would be disposed of before this broad
er measure was pressed for considera
Injunction Provision Amended.
The committee devoted all day to the
section relating to the issuance of re
straining orders and injunctions in
labor disputes. As changed today this
part of the bill reads:
"No restraining order or injunction
shall prohibit any person or persons
from terminating any relation of em
ployment or from ceasing to perform
any work of labor or from recommend
ing, advising or persuading others by
peaceful means to do so; or of peace
fully persuading any person to work or
abstain from working; or from ceasing
to patronize any party to such dis
pute) or from recommending, advising
or persuading others by peaceful means
so to do; or from paying or giving to
or withholding from any person in
such dispute any strike benefits or
other moneys or things of value; or
from peaceably assembling at any place
in a lawful manner and for lawful
purposes; or from doing any act or
thing which might lawfully be done in
the absence of such-dispute by any
party thereto; nor shall any of the acts
specified in this paragraph be consid
ered or held unlawful.
Picketing Section Modified.
The committee struck out language
which would have banned Injunction
against picketing and attendance near
the homes or working places of any
person "for the purpose of peacefully
Detaining or communicating informa
tion." In the section relating to contempt
proceedings it struck out the House
provision limiting the punishment to a
$1000 fine or six months' imprisonment.
It was pointed out that in many in
stances contempt might be wilfully
committed with the object of securing
these comparatively mild punishments.
Sections relating to price discrimina
tion, refusal to sell mining, oil, gas
or hydro-electric products, exclusive
sale agreements and that prohibiting
combinations or holding companies
which would lessen competition were
stricken from the bill entirely. This
action was taken because similar pro
visions are under discussion in other
measures before the Senate Interstate
LAWYER'S FUNERAL TODAY
Services for Richard Wlllams
Be Held at Residence.
Funeral services for Richard Wil
liams, pioneer lawyei and politician,
who died Friday at his home, 285
Fourteenth street, will be held from
the residence at 1 o'clock today.
Burial will be in Rlverview Cemetery.
The services will be conducted by Dr.
T. L. Eliot, of the Unitarian Church,
and eulogies will be delivered by Chief
Justice McBride, of the Oregon Supreme
Court, and Judge Wolverton, of the
United States District Court.
The active pallbearers will be L. A.
McNary, Judge J. P. Kavanaugh, Dan
J. Malarkey, R. R- Giltner, Raleigh
Trimble and Edward Wilson.
The honorary pallbearers will be P.
L. Willis, H. H. Northup, Joseph Simon.
C. W. Fulton, Judge Mcuinn, Judge
Wolverton, Charles H. Carey
Owner of Resort Fined $200.
CHICAGO, June 20. Washington
Porter, reputed a millionaire, charged
with leasing a hotel building for lm
nnrnnses. was found guilty and
200 bv a jury here today. The
prosecution alleged that Porter could
not have been ignorant of the source
of the unusual income frem this prop
AT SPECIAL PRICE REDUCTIONS
All new Spring styles and fine qualities every Suit or Overcoat in our entire stock
included in this great money-raising sale. Chesterfield Suits and
Overcoats at the following price reductions:
$20 Suits and Overcoats at
$25 Suits and Overcoats at
$30 Suits and Overcoats at
$35 Suits and Overcoats at
$40 Suits and Overcoats at
$45 Suits and Overcoats at
A SPECIAL ODD LOT of Silk-Lined Chesterfield
Overcoats, $30 and $35 coats, at the low price of
Special reductions on Furnishings and Straw Hats
Knox Derbys and Soft Felt Hats at special reductions
Any Ladies' Suit or Dress in the Store at HALF PRICE
18.50 Suits and Dresses $ 9.25 $30.00 Suits and Dresses 5 1
$20.00 Suits and Dresses $10.00
$25.00 Suits and Dresses $ 1 2.SO
$40.00 Suits and Dresses $20.00
$50.00 Suits and Dresses $25.00
SUPPLY YOUR NEEDS NOW
. I. GRAY
- ' I 1
BIG BUNS TO WORK
Reserves Ready to Try for
Coast Artillery Record.
EXCURSIONS WILL BE RUN
Review of All Troops at Fort Stevens
Shows Company 8, or Portland,
Equal to Many Companies
FORT STEVENS, Or., June 20. (Spe
cial.) With large sacks of powder
carefully selected and placed in 'her
metically sealed cans, 670 and 1046
pound projectiles polished off to a true
roundness, and all Instruments adjust
ed to a hair's breadth, the reserves are
ready today to try for the United States
record amongst Coast Artillery troops.
For seven days they have drilled over
seven hours daily in preparation for
full service target practice, the final
test of their practical efficiency as
The companies manning the ten-inch
rifles -will fire at moving targets about
7000 yards distant from their batteries.
This target has three steel roasts over
which is stretched a rope netting 0x60
feet This net must bo penetrated to
count as a hit. The average battleship
nf modern construction is about 600
feet in length and, to attempt to enter
the Lower Columbia Harbor, It would
h nbllered to expose its whole length
to the fire of the numerous batteries
ti.at guard me tmrancg.
DEFENSES AT COLUMBIA'S MOUTH WHICH NAVAL RESERVES ARE MANNING.
bein. only 60 feet long, it follows that
a battleship would b. ten times easier
to hit t
Each shell fired. In actual combat
would contain within itself an explo
sive compound, called dunnite. Invent
ed, by Colonel Dunn, of the United
States Army. This destructive com
pound Is so powerful that it .shatters
the thick, waits of the projectile into
thousand fragments, out, to insur. i
its further effectiveness, me expiou
lng fuse that detonates the contents
of the shell is so arranged that the
explosion is delayed two-thousandths
of a second after striking, thus per
mitting It to. gain Its maximum pen.--...
h.fnr. .the terrific bursting
charge demolishes the projectile with
in the interior or tne vessel ui, n..u.
ing the wreck of th. boilers, engln.
room or possibly the enemy's maga
zines. In the case of the mortars a small
pyramidal target is used and a space
20x30 yards Is allowed for a hit with
the small target as a theoretical cen
ter. Social excursions are to be run be
tween Fort Stevens and other beach
points Sunday for the accommodation
of the state troops and others who will
visit the encampment.
Great Interest fan toeing displayed In
the series of ball games between the
regulars and state troops, many of
which were closely contested. To date
the regulars have somewhat th. best
of the athletic argument Th. rela
tions between both bodies of troops
are most harmonious, despite th. keen
rivalry that exists in many lines.
In a regimental review of all th.
troops at Fort Stevens the Eighth Com
pany, of Portland, rroved itself equal.
If not superior, to some of th. regular
PORTLANDER'S AUTO BURNS
Flames Burst Out In $6000 Oar
R. I. Heustls Drives Near Salem,
SALEM. Or.. June JO. (Special.)
While Tiding along th. Pacific High
way near this city at a brisk rat. to
day R. L. Heustls, of Portland, dis
covered that his $6000 automobile was
J Rabb. a farmer, went to his as
Istance but the flames had gained
.nch headway that they could do noth
ing but watch th. bias., Th. machln.
SALT TO BE INVESTIGATED
Dnrjoslts In Summer and Abert
Lakes Said to Be Worth Much.
SALEM. Or- June 10. (Special.)
ranements were made today by the
Stat. Land Board and II. M. Parks, di
rector of th. Oregon Bureau of illuss
and Geology, for an Investigation by
Mr. Parks of th. salt beds of Summer
and Abert lak.s. Th. Board recently
received bids of 11.100.000 and U.000.000
for long leases of th. property. Before
action upon them was taken Informa
tion was received from a private source
that th. lease probably was worth
Mr. Parks will report th. results of
his findings to the Boerd. which. In
SCE.VB IJT MORTAR PIT. FORT STEVENS.
turn, will report to tn next i-bii-ttv.
Assembly for action.
llartaril Slar IVnil Tillr.
PHILADELPHIA. June m R. Nnrrls
Williams, th. Internationalist and Hr
vard fnlr.rslty star, today won the
Pennsylvania .tat. lawn tnnts rlmm
pionshlp by defeating William T. Ill
den. Jr., of ThlUdelphla. at the Mrto..
Cricket Club. Haverford. Th. scor.s
were -4. -n. -. -
Acid Stomachs Are
Sense Advice by
"Aold" stomachs are dangerous beraus
scld Irritates and Inflames the delicate lin
ing of tbe stomach, thus hindering and pre
venting the proper action of the stomach,
and leading to orobably nine-tenths of tbe
eases of stomach trouble from which people
suffer. Ordlnsry medicine and medicinal
treatments are useless In such cases, for they
lave the eouree of the trouble, the aold In
the stomach. a osnjteroue ee ever. The
Md must he nentreUzed. and Us forma
tion nrevented. nu the beet thing for thle
purpose is a teaapoonful of blsurated ma
neila. a simple snt.cld taken In a little
warn or cold ster after eating which
not only neutralise, the acid, but also pre
vent, the fermenl.tlcn from which acidity
la developed. Foodo which ordinarily cause
diatress may be eaten with impunity If the
meal la followed with a little blaurated mag.
... Which can be obtained from any drug
gist. -and should always be kept, handy.
The Last Touch
Summer time is the time when, ac
cording to the opinion and practice of
most persons, beer affords the most
pleasure and the most benefit.
Olympia Beer has always been as pood
as the ripened brewing art of the cen
turies and the fortunate possession of
an incomparable brewing water could
Therefore we are especially happy to
have evolved for the public a package
that adds to the Summer enjoyment of
The Olympia Carton, made of wood
strong, handy and presentable is used
exclusively with Olympia Beer.
Get Obttipia Beer in the carton of
Beer on draught or In bnttlee ran
from well-cornnr-in rrmti
ltehmont. everywhere In th. Pa
cific Northwest. Alaska and
Hawaii A csa. for your home
ran also be obtained from oor
branch In Portland (I'hone A :4..
Main 171). fenttl, Tacoma. io
Vane, Aberdeen. Pasco. Wallace.
Missoula or Dear Lodge.
Rupture Is Curable
We Will Pay Your Railway Fare &) an) 9 WOA aq
O.e Way If Vojt By a W 0ii-UU3
By warlnra BKKLFT HPrcii- Re--y
MAT1C bnlEl.U 1 T.
rylna- or danger of sn operation.
h 1 a SEElIy 8 P K R M A TIC
SHIELD appliance closes this
Pold only by LAI R-"AV'S nm
To-Third aad Yamalll SHre-ia. Parlaa. Oresu.
and escluslve State Agents lor una appliance,
for descriptive llt.rature.
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