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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAIN', PORTLAND. OCTOBER 4. 1914.
MAY BE DEBATED
Chairman Moores Demands,
However, That Discussion
Be on Vital Topics.
OPEN LETTER IS WRITTEN
Head of Republican Committee Sug
gests That Dr. Smith Defend Egg
and Dairy Imports Without
Revenue to Government.
If they can agree on the debatable
Issues of the campaign it is probable
that Dr. James Wlthycombe and Dr.
C. J. Smith, respectively the Republi
can and the Democratic nominee for
Governor, will engage In a series of
Charles B. Moores, .Republican state
chairman, yesterday addressed an open
reply to the recently written open
letter of Dr. Smith offering to debate.
In his reply Mr. Moores suggested a
number of debatable issues. Principal
among them he named the Democratic
free trade policy that permits the im
portation, in competition with Oregon
farm products, of eggs from China,
butter from New Zealand and lumber
from Canada. On account of the es
tablished record of the Democrats in
placing these commodities on the free
list, Mr. Moores suggests that Dr.
Smith debate in support of this policy
and Dr. Wlthycombe against it.
He Insists that the tariff issue is per
tinent in the present campaign be
cause the Governor, in case of a Sena
torial vacancy, would name a Senator
and therefore be in a position to block
a repeal of the Underwood tariff law.
Pertinent Issues Desired.
Chairman Moores further submits
that Dr. Smith's record a3 a member
of the State legislature, when he
voted for t 11,000,000 eappropriations,
also is aproper subject of debate, be
cause his legislative action -Is a nat
ural indication of his probable atti
tude on public expenditures as Gov
ernor. "If we can agree upon the really
pertinent issues," concludes Mr. Moores,
"I shall be glad to take up the. mat
ter with Dr. Withycombe upon his re
turn from Southern Oregon." Dr.
Withycombe now is scheduled to speak
every day, except Sundays, until Octo
Following is Mr. Moores' open reply
to Dr. Smith's letter, In full: , .
"Dr. C. J. Smith, Portland. Or.
Dear Sir: Your letter, suggesting a
debate between Dr. Withycombe and
yourself, and advising me that, as a
campaign manager, 1 should be seen
and not heard, is at hand.
Facts Wauled by Public.
"Your suggestion that a private citi
zen has no right to question a guber
natorial candidate as to his position
upon pertinent campaign issues is
somewhat original, but I accept the
rebuke in the same kindly spirit in
which it is tendered. It is to be re
gretted that there has been any trans
gression of campaign proprieties. Our
only 'defense Is an ignorance of the
rules of campaign etiquette and of the
usages of polite political society. A
campaign without a punch is a tame
affair, and a candidate who cannot
stand the gaff without showing irrita
tion is too tender a plant to thrive In
the atmosphere of an average cam
paign. Alphonse and Gaston have
never been a success in politics. The
public, indeed, is more punctilious
about facts and results than about in
struments and methods.
"Your suggestion that a discussion
of issues should be 'seemly and digni
fied" is most excellent.and timely. You
are plainly referring to the utterly
vicious attacks of Governor West, . to
the cartoons in the Journal ridiculing
your opponent, and to Its vicious edi
torials, distorting his speeches, and
abusive of any and all Republicans
who support him. You deserve espe
cial credit for the candor and courage
you have displayed in administering
this well-deserved rebuke, especially
in view of the fact that the Governor
and the Journal are directly respon
slble for your candidacy. One publica
tion of the Journal editorial ridiculing
your opponent as a corked candidate'
and tne autnor or a canned speech on
Greater Oregon, satiated all Its read
. ers, but its monotonous publication
for 25 or 30 successive issues finally be
gan to wear upon the nerves of the en
tire community. Apparently the only
way to abate the nuisance was to chal
lenge the accuracy of the editorial and
to demonstrate the ' fact' that the
'corked candidate' and author of the
real 'canned speech was Dr. C. J. Smith
in estaDiisning tnis contention it was
necessary to ask many pertinent and '
very annoying questions that had a
.bearing, not upon his record as a neigh
bor and a citizen, but as a Democratic
politician. It was our desire to be abso
lutely fair and as courteous as the exi
gencies of the campaign would permit,
but at the same time make the Demo
cratic candidate sit up and take notice.
Your letter gives abundant assurance
of our success.
, Some Points 'ot Debatable.
"In a platform debate the partisans
of both disputants come and go as part
sans. Little headway Is made. It is
of doubtful value to either disputant.
It might bring an audience of 150 or
600. The Oregontan and Journal as
mediums would give you an audience
of at least 150,000 with less expenditure
of time, money and effort.
"Another difficulty would be to de
termine the essential issues to be de
bated. As a friend and supporter of
Benator Chamberlain, presumably you
agree with him in the opinion he ex
pressed in the A. D. Stillman letter
urging upon the Democratic party the
assembly method of nominating candi
dates for office. This, however, can
not be made a debatable issue, because
neither you nor Dr. Withycombe would
have any power to impose the assem
bly method on the people. The people
have absolute control of that. It
would be the same with the single item
veto, or any change in the primary
law. As to these questions, the people
are supreme. Candidates are power
less. Chinese Krks Topic Suggested.
"A pertinent issue for debate, how
ever, would be the Democratic attempt
in the Lnaerwooa tanrr law to force
upon us xne proaucis or uninese cheap
laoor in me snape ot nen fruit, raised
oy uninese a less tnan 6 cents per
dozen and sold here to American labor
ing men at five or six times that
amount, the difference being absorbed
by the Importer and E. Brock, the mil
lionalre egg king of Shanghai, and the
Government getting no revenue. The
poultry-yards of Nebraska yield more
money annually than the annual gold
output of Alaska. Properly encouraged.
Oregon can do as well. Would- she
profit by throwing away all tlies-t- mil
lions and buying her eggs in China?
"With the Oregon Industry crippled and
destroyed, how long would the con
sumer get his eggs at present rates?
Would he profit from all the millions
given the Chinese) producer? You take
the affirmative. Dr. Withycombe the
' "The annual dairy output of Wiscon
sin is nearly $100,000,000. Under rea
sonable protection. Oregon could beat
that record. Will a tariff law that de
stroys the dairyman's profit, or cuts it
down to the narrowest margin, increase
or decrease our dairy output and de
velopment? By destroying this indus
try and transferring all this income to
New Zealand, will any Oregon con
sumer or producer be benefited in the
end? You take the affirmative. Dr.
Withycombe the negative.
Increased Idleness Cited.
"A leading Portland lumberman tes
tified in April last before a. Senatorial
investigating committee that 120,000
persons were. In normal times, directly
employed in the lumber and timber in
dustry in Oregon and Washington.
Forty per cent of the mills in these
states and at least 30 per cent of the
employes are now idle, due, leading
lumbermen declare, very largely to the
Underwood tariff law admitting for
eign lumber free. That free lumber is
a benefit to the lumbermen of Oregon
and Washington you affirm and Dr.
Withycombe denies. The effect of the
tariff on other Oregon industries could
also be debated. The tariff Issue is
pertinent to your candidacy, because,
as Governor, you could, in case of a
Senatorial vacancy, name a Senator
whose vote would block a repeal of the
"Your reputation as a member of the
Legislature is public property, and a
legitimate subject of debate. Without
intending anything personally offen
sive, we submit that your having voted,
as a legislator, for $11,000,000 appro
priations and having voted against only
four out of 24 vetoed appropriation
bills, has a bearing as to whether or
not you . would . be likely to make an
'If we can agree upon what are the
really pertinent Issues of the campaign
and, therefore, proper subjects of de
bate, I shall be glad to take up the
matter with Dr. Withycombe upon his
return from his tour of Southern Oregon.
Wltn kindest personal regards, i am
"CHAS. B. MOORES.
"Chairman of Republican State Cen
MUSICAL CLUB IS ACTIVE
PROSPECTUS I"" Oil COMING SEASON
Programmes Will Be Given Twice Each
Month by Monday Organ
isation. The Monday Musical Club is about
to begin theTiew year's work and dur
ing the week announced its prospec
tus for the coming season.
An effort will be made to raise the
standard of all work of the club, and
the president. Mrs. G. J- Frankel. will
make a strong plea lor aid from all
professional musicians in making the
year an effective one in musical de
velopment. The two watchwords which
have been chosen- to guide the year's
work are "service" and "co-operation."
The object and purposes of the Mon
day Musical Club are: To promote the
musical education and development of
its members', to stimulate a love for
good musio and to co-operate wtih all
other worthy organizations in raising
the standard of musical culture ill
Programmes will be given twice a
month, which will be double the num
ber given last season, alternate meet
ings being held at public auditoriums
and at the homes of the members.
.These meetings will be held each Mon
day afternoon at 3:30 o'clock and will
be open only to those who present
membership cards. A new ruling is
that these cards are transferable, and
so any member not able to attend may
extend that privilege to a friend. The
programme has been worked out as a
study of music and the related arts
and includes programmes on the rela
tion of music to painting, sculpture,
dancing, poetry and the drama, each ot
the arts to be discussed by leaders who
have made a- special study of them and
who will bring to the club members
interesting and valuable information.
These study programmes will be inter
spersed with the recitals at the homes
of the members, choral concerts and
club "at homes.". The programmes and
social side of the club are, however,
only half of the work of the club as
planned for this year. .
The big features of the departmental
work of the club will be the study ot
harmony, which will be in charge ot
Lucien JS. Becker. The study of mus
ical appreciation and musical history,
with Martha E. Reynolds as leader; the
sight singing clkss by Mrs. Russell R.
Dorr, and the Monday club artists
chorus, which, under the direction of
William H." Boyer; promises to be one
of the most popular departments of the
' Many local professional soloists have
consented to join this chorus, which
will be patterned after the Apollo Club.
The privileges of these various depart
ments are open to all members of the
Monday Musical Club.
Other work of the club for the year
will include a study of public school
music in relation to the- schools of Port
land. In connection with the education
denartment. under the direction of Mrs.
German Heppner. lecture recitals will be
given at the various high schools by
leading local artists. The first of the
series will be given by John Claire
Mcrfiteith in October. The object of the
club will be to demonstrate practically
to the students the best quality of sing
ing and to give them a high standard by
which to judge all music.
The interest in future community
singing will also be worked out by the
club in response to many requests for
these meetings. Another new feature
of the club's work will be the estab
lishment of a student's department.
composed only of students at present
studying some form of music. This de
partment will have its own series of
programmes and while it may be visited
by any member of the club, only stu
dents may appear on the programme,
the object being to broaden their inter
est and give them experience. The pro
grammes of the symphony orchestra
concerts will be studied in this depart
The first meeting of the season will
take the form of a reception at the
Portland Hotel on the evening of Oc
tober 19, when the president, Mrs. G. J
Frankel. will address the members of
the club on the work of the year.
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An Unusual Proposition Awaits You Here
Our Fire Sale closed Saturday and, as -ve have considerable damaged and undamaged'
stock remaining, we have decided to allow all Fire Sale prices to remain. Furthermore,
commencing tomorrow morning, we will give a
Discount of 1 0 off Fire Sale Prices
This more than liberal offer will give you more incentive to buy, here, and greater dispatch
to the CLOSING OUT of this business. Unless you are looking for something for nothing
you will hurry to grasp this opportunity. The discount of ten per cent on Fire Sale prices,
already, very low, is evidence enough, we think, to convince you that we are closing out finally
Furniture, Carpets, Rugs, Ranges, Stoves, Etc.
and a various assortment of housefurnishings are included; everything goes no exceptions
Read the List Below It Teems With Bargains
And Remember There's 10 Off Every Price
90c yard all-wool In
grain Carpet, C
now, yard HOC
$1.60 yard Velvet Carpet,
yard 98 C
J1.35 yard Brussels Car
pet, now, Q r-
$1.75 yard Axmihster
Carpet, now J - fTL
yard Z 1 VIJ
66c yard Printed Lln
leum, now, square
yard xa& C
$1.35 yd. and $1.60 yd.
inlaid Linoleum, QA
now, sq. yard.... sJC
$28.60 Axminster Rugs,
size 9x12 ft., (1 Q CttL
$45 Wilton Rugs, of the
best medium grade', size
9x12 ft., in several pat
, terns, now ,QO Qff
$37.50 Parlor Suite of 3
pieces, frames in ma
hogany finish, seats cov
ered in gen- d Z QKi
uine leather. vlUiOO
$100 Colonial Parlor
Suite of 3 pieces, with
mahogany frames, cov
ered in plush,
$27.50 Parlor Suite of 3
pieces, frames in mahog
any finish, with cushion
$22.50 s o I i d mahogany
Colonial Arm Rockers,
upholstered tf? 1 O QC
in plush 91attl
$13.50 Amr" Rocker of
oak, with leather-covered"
spring ' dQ QO
seat, now . . . J77 f
$8 large Boston roll seat
Arm Reciter of quarter
sawed golden QZA OlS
oak, now .... VTiO
$10 Arm Rocker of quar-
oak. with leather uphol
stered spring ifi
.seat. . now ....
$25 slightly damaged ma
hogany Chif-!1f QC
fonler. now. O 1U.OJ
$28.60 Dresser, of matched
quarter - sawed golden
$75 large handsome Co
lonial Chiffonier of Cir
cassian wal- ftO 7ti
nut, now -. - OJli I -
$15 Dressers In mahog
any finish, also in gold
en ash. CQ p7ti
now I -
$37.50 mahogany Chiffo
nier, scroll Colonial pat-
$27.50 Chiffonier In quarter-sawed
$11 Commodes In fumed
$31 Dresser of quarter
sawed golden oak, fc
$24 Princess Dresser of
birdseye maple or JJ1 C
mahogany, now . wlu
$36 large Princess Dress
er of quarter-sawed
$45 Buck's Victoria steel
Range, enamel - lined
$72.50 Buck's Malleable
Range, with polished top
and sanitary fl?lQ Cf
base, now . . dJtJy. f
$50 Buck's Sanitary base
Steel Range, with enam
eled oven rack and oven
$62 Buck's Sanitary base
Steel Range, .with pol
ished top and 20-fnch
$10.60 Buck's Beauty
Cook Stove. dje
$42.50 Buck's Imperial
Steel Range, with pol
ished top, enamel-lined
oven rack and door and
$47.50 Buck's Imperial
Range. with 18-inch
now "SOJi I J
$22.60 Buck's 4-burner
Gas Range. $ 1 6
$25 Buck's 4-burner Gas
$18.50 Buck's 4-burner
$45 Buck's double oven
4-burner, canopy top and
sanitary, base joo tt(
Gas Range. . PJAi3VI
$45 China Cabinet in
$22.50 Buffet In quarter
sawed golden oak, slight
ly damaged, (i o C C
$45 Buffet in the fumed
cow . . . $24
$15 Chlr-a Cabinet in solid
oak, goiura 4Q 'TIS
finish, now. .. ! J
$47.50 Pedestal IMning
Table of quarter - sawed
golden oak, 8 ft. exten
sion, now Ci OC
on sale OmiOJ
$24.50 Pedestal Dining
Table of quarter - sawed
golden oak, 6 ft. exten-
$60 fine Pedestal Dining
Table of quarter-sawed
golden oak, 8 4t?Qf CC
ft. extension- OOU.UJ
$45 large Buffet in the
fumed oak, t01 OC
$87.50 fine large Buffet
in quarter-sawed golden
now . $42.25
$27.50 large China Cabi
net In quarter-sawed
$12 Pedestal ' base Dining
Table in royal oak, 6 ft.
extension, 4tl2 T7C
now wO f J
$18 Square Air-Tight
Heaters, cast lined, top
feed, richly nickeled, for
burning wood, tf f o 7li
now at wljil J
$16 size in same Heater
only .. $11.85
$14 size In same tQ 7C
heater for ds. 3
$24 Special M-A Hot
Blast Heater (1 1 QC
now Oil iOJ
$22.50 large Airtight
Heater with cast base
and front door feed, for
$32.50 fumed oak Combi
nation Desk and Book
case, . (1 Q CC
now J lO.DD
$32.60 Combination DesK
and Bookcase in quarter
sawed golden t 1 Q CC
oak, now ..iPlO.OO
$26 Library Table with
magazine rack ends, irk
$12 solid Oak Library Ta
me in iumea or early
$5 Center Table In the
mahogany finish d0 AC
$10 Center Table of ma-
$15 Center Table of quarter-sawed
gold- tll'T Cfl
en oak, now.. WltOU
organ-Atehley Furniture Go
Grand Avenue and East Stark
PLEAS 111 CONTRAST
McArthur Uses Argument of
Chamberlain in 1906.
FLEGEL'S IDEA CONFLICTS
Hf-niililloan Nominee Before ClTlc
League Quotes Democrat Against
' Government Branches Being,
of Like Politics.
DIVORCE COURTS ARE BUSY
Several Decrees Granted and Other
f Suits Instituted.
That he failed to support her and
took occasion last month to print her
picture in a small afternoon daily, to
gether with the statement that he would
no longer be responsible for debts she
might contract, are allegations against
Anton Eberle made by Anna Eberle In
her suit for divorce filed- yesterday.
Charging his wife, Leonora, with
cruelty, E. H. Cook yesterday brought
suit for divorce.
Judge Uatens granted a divorce to
Clara from H. H. Gilman, and the plain
tiff's maiden name, Sappington, was re
stored. . On the ground of cruel and Inhuman
treatment and personal Indignities,
Judge Davis granted a divorce to Irene
from Frank Turnbow. In the same
court a divorce decree was given Es
telle from Daniel B. Richardson. Susie
Ratty was given a divorce from Oren
Ratty on the ground of cruel treatment.
If it was a good thing for Oregon
have a Republican Legislature and
a rmorratic Governor in 1906 It is
a good thing for the United States to
have a Republican Congress and a
Democratic President in 1914." said C.
N. McArthur, Republican nominee for
Congress, before members of the Ore
eon Civic League at the Multnomah
Hotel yesterday afternoon.
Mr McArthur took for his author
ity that the legislative branch of gov
ernment should be of one political
comDlexion and the executive of
another, the statement of George E.
Chamberlain, at the time he was run
ning for re-election of Governor.
Mr. Chamberlain, at that time, he
explained, realized that the Legislature
was sure to be Republican, but he him
self wanted to be Governor again, and
being a Democrat at that particular
moment, had to appeal to the voters
on the ground that it would be well
to have a Democratic Governor simul
taneously with a Republican Legisla
Several Candidates Speak.
"Yesterday was "Congressional Day"
before the Civic League and the sev
eral candidates for Congress came and
told why they ought to be elected
A F. FlegeL the Democratic nomi
nee. In striking contrast to the Cham
berlain theory of eight years ago, said
that inasmuch as President Wilson will
be in office for two years more, "it
Is very evident that a Democrat can
do more with a Democratic adminls
tration than a Republican can."
He expressed the belief that it would
be a calamity for the country to have
a Republican House and a Democratic
Senate, or vice versa, or to have both
houses of Congress Republican unde
a Democratic executive. He said the
coming two years would be a time
when the President should have power
ful support on account of the interna
tional complications due to the conflict
in Europe. He reviewed the several
acts of the .Wilson administration, in
cluding' passage of the new currency
bill, the tariff bill and other measures,
and asserted ,that he is the only can
didate of -the lot who- is pledged to
support the hands of Woodrow Wilson.
Theories Are Contrasted.
When it came ilrj McArthur's turn
to speak, he brought up the Chamber
lain, appeal .of . 1906 .and contrasted it
with the Flegel theory of 1914.
He called attention to the fact that the
financial relief, rendered the country
bankers by the Government in the last
18 months, to which action Mr. Flegel
had referred as an evidence of great
Democratic constructive policies, was
made possible under provisions of the
Aldrlch-Vreeland currency measure, a
Republican law passed in the Taft Administration.
He praised President Wilson and ex
pressed belief in his sincerity and de
clared it the duty of every member of
Congress, regardless of his politics, to
uphold the hands of the President in
any and every international crisis.
"When international questions in
which party issues are not Involved
come up,' said McArthur, "it is time to
forget politics and stand behind the
. Nra-Putlnu Idea Not Held.'
He emphasized, however, that he did
not wish to convey the impression that
he was assuming a non-partisan attl
tude and reiterated his belief in Re
publican principles, principal among
which he placed the protective tariff.
"I don't believe the present Demo
cratic tariff bill is right and just," he
continued. "I believe it works a hard
ship on the Pacific Northwest, more so
on this part of the country than on any
"And that is the Issue of this cam
paign, the results of the Democratic
If elected. Mr. McArthur promised to
work for the creation of a permanent
R. L. Merrick spoke for A. W. Laffer
ty, independent candidate, and reviewed
the work he said had beeh accom
plished by Lafferty since he went to
Congress three and a half years ago.
A. I. Moulton, Progressive and Prohi
bition nominee, also spoke.
R. L. Sabin presided at the meeting.
Xew Twig Bearing Six Pears.
Ralph Feeney. who resides at 1481
East Burnslde street, has a Bartlett
pear tree In his yard that is a freak.
Pears, six of them on one twig, that
were not supposed to bloom until next
year, are now ripening.
Chile has M7 labor organizations.
H. 1'. Nelson.
- Weber Pianola,
Read Pace 14,
T? IS r1"-? '
and Royal Entertainment
to the discriminating meant this hotel.
No expenie ! spared. In grivinfE oar city
patrons as -well as travelers, the best.
Von have no doubt noted that the Molt
nomah ia the originator of all first
class Novelty Attractions snch ns Bal-
loon night and Dinner Dances.
SUNDAY DINNER TABLE D HOTB
O until S.
The CarvlUes Costume Dancers.
Bresonier and Glovach.nl.
Grand Opera Stars.
WEEK DAY' DINNER DANCES
and Afternoon Teas In Ballroom.
4 to 7 O to 12.
Water bury Starts Playing Monday
Noon 12 o'CIock
When Will He Quit?
erpetual i lano
EE EB ES BH
EC EB EB ES
da -vp our ilr-
Cu art ers at &a
Hotel Savoy i
A strictly II f
proof, atsal. ess
crvt ana mars.
bunainc, rls&t ia
ihs center uC ts
within two raia
vtn walk l
tbsatsra, s r s a
$1 I-cr iny Cp
&:as $t t P
Cosry SI abov. Union Squnr.
European Plan $1.50 a day up
American Plan $3.50 a daj o
Hew teelntt concrete structure. Third
addition of hundred room! Just com
pleted. ETerx modern conTenience.
Moderate rates. Centw of theatre and
retail district. On carllnes traosfer-
wini all ,4-w T'lutvtM - 1
meats trains and, steamers.
J. Jt Waterbury will endeavor to break his record for continuous
lone-time playing. He comes the' nearest of being a perpetual piano
player of any one in the worlQ. His record, is 65 hours and 7 minutes.
This record was made in Boise.' Idaho, on the famous Ellers Duotonal
Piano. Mr. Waterbury starts promptly at 12 o'clock Monday. If he
breaks the world's record It will be some time Wednesday night or
Thursday morning. This Is really something wonderful to think of a
.person with both hands on the keyboard continuously playing that length
of time. He will play in our window, Broadway at Alder. There will
be something doing every minute from Monday noon until he gives up.
THERE MAY BE OTHERS IN THE RACE.
A Miss Grace Marvel will make a proposition Monday if she chal
lenges Mr. Waterbury. Announcements will be made later. Be sure and
see Ellers window, Broadway at Alder, any time after 13 o'clock Mon
Entire New Management.
Ncwiy decorated and re
P 11.00 per Day and
lYtth Bath 12. UO
I paid Dr. Brown ; now I quit. Lucorss
Read page 14, this section. Adv.