The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, January 03, 1915, Section One, Page 2, Image 2

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5 President as Political Issue
I Proves Disappointment
I to His Henchmen.
ratronae Ftght With Senators Con
C tritium to Krynlt and With
Mrmtxrg of House Name Is
G Deprived of rotency.
ington. Jan. 2. The amaxing rapidity
with which President Wilson has lost
his Influence over his party majority in
Congress la the one astonishing polit
ical development since the November
election, and the moat important de
velopment an well.
Only a few months ago, both branches
of Congress stood ready to act at the
dictation of the White House: today a
mandate from the White House is not
worth the paper, it Is written on. or
would not be. if it should be. written.
WIImb ! Disappointing Issue.
Primarily, the' President's declining;
political Influence la due to the No
'vember election. Congress having; been
kept in Washington against Its will
until a few weeks before election, mem
bers did not have time to pet out Into
the campaign to any extent, and the
Democratic candidates, with few excep
tions, made their appeal for re-election
solely on the ground that the
"President must be sustained." Thus,
from the Democratic standpoint. Wil
son waa the issue in the late campaign,
and in many Congressional districts,
and in not a few Senatorial fights, he
was the sole Issue put forward by
Democrats seeking re-election.
As a campaign Issue. President Wilson
proved a dismal disappointment to
those who depended upon him.
Attempt te Dictate Avera.
So far as politicians are concerned,
the President's waning influence Is also
attributed to his attempt, when Con
gress reconvened, to dictate absolutely
In the matter of Federal patronage. Ig
noring the Senate completely, though
the Senate, nnder the Constitution, has
as much authority as the President
over general Federal appointments.
The President not only undertook to
deny the Senate its constitutional
rights regarding appointments, but he
went further and deliberately offered
affront to the Senate by serving notice,
by his acts.rather than in words, that
he Intended to ignore the Senate If the
Senate saw fit to reject his appoint
ments. In this same connection, the
President, with a studied care, started
out to punish Democratic Senators who
had dared disagree with him on public
questions, during the past session.
Rrpoklleaas Are Offended.
Tn several instances, moreover, the
President, on advico of the Postmaster
General, went out of his way to offer
offense to Republican Senators, who
of course did not expect or demand the
right to control patronage under a
Democratic administration, but who did
ask that men personally obnoxious to
them be not appointed In their home
The most aggravated case of offense
offered a Republican Senator lay in the
appointment of John H. Bloom as post
master at Devils Lake. N. D. Bloom
happened to be a man who was in
tensely obnoxious to Senator Gronna.
a Republican, and on Senator Gronna's
protest during the last session. Bloom's
nomination was rejected.
iraate Reseats Affrent.
Immediately, on advice of the Postmaster-General,
the President nom
inated Marjorie J. Bloom, wife of the
first appointee, as postmistress at
Devils Lake. Mr. Burleson being deter
mined to force one member of the
Bloom family on the unwilling Senator.
The Senate then rejected this nomina
tion. Whereupon, one week before
Congress convened, the President gave
Mrs. Bloom a recess appointment,
thinking thereby to keep her In office,
even though the Senate again rejects
her nomination. The Senate waa then
(stain called on to show its resentment
of the affront orfered Senator Gronna.
who has no enemies in the Senate on
either side of the aisle.
It is well known that the President
made appointments obnoxious to Sen
ator O'Gorman. of New Tork: Senator
Reed, of Missouri, and Senator Mar
tine, of New Jersey, and the aim of the
Kxecutive manifestly was to punish
these Senators for having opposed his
legislation or his appointments at the
last session.
Opposition Angers President.
Senator Keed waa the most ob
jectionable of all the Senators becauas
the fiKht led by him resulted in forc
ing the President to withdraw the
nomination of Thomas D. Jones, of
Chicago as a member of the Federal
Reseria Board. Jones happened to be
the personal friend of the President
and hl nomination was purely a Wil
son appointment, and to be forcedto
abandon his close friend because of op
position led by Senator Reed made t!u
President angry.
To make matters worse, when the
patronage revolt in the Senate took
formidable shape, the President as
sumed a superior air and announced
to newspapermen that he had no quar
rel with the Senate over patronage, it
being clearly his intention to convey
the Idea that he would not sloop to
recognize the Senates rejection of his
nomination as a rebuff, but would
Ignore the Senate altogether and keep
his appointees In office under recess
appointment and In spite of adverse
Sonata action.
Haoc Ala la Coaeerne.
While the House is not -as deeply
concerned as the Senate over the
patronage controversy, yet there are
many House members who have been
ignored by President Wilson in making
appointments in their respective dis
tricts, and still others many others
who went down to defeat last Novem
ber because they risked all on the
popularity of the President and were
defeated because they wore the yoke.
Defeated Democrats, and especially
those who have no hope of securing
Federal Jobs by appointment from the
President, are about as sore at the
President a are the outraged members
of the Senate. While the President
rtill has an advantage in the House,
because of the hig Democratic ma
jority rolled up in 1M2, his name is
not so potent there as It was thre
tr.nti- ago. The Administration will
find difficulty In forcing even the
Hsu te -swallow Administration
measures to which there Is honest Dem
ocratic opposition, as. for instance,
there is to the Government shipping
Mighty Fall Is Heard.
It is remarkable that a President
who. in October, need only order the
passage of a bill to force its adoption,
should in the following January find
himself unable to get a majority vote
for legislation bearing the Administra
tion brand. Unless there is an adjust
ment of the patronage tangle an ad
justment under which the President
completely backs down he will find
himself powerless to drive Congress
against its will, and he will see the
short session adjourn with little to its
credit beyond the passage of the appro
priation bills.
This is another case of the mighty
fallen, but the fall has been unusually
EUGENE. Or., Jan. 2. (Spe
cial.) The year IS14 waa not one
of drepression In Eugene. With
total construction actlvitiea
measured by nearly $1,000,000, ita
building permits alone aggregat
ed $12,373. or 40 per cent larger
than $376,028, the total attained
during JS1S.
During the past year Eugene
has completed a $110,000 high
school building, started a $75,000
armory and a $90,000 administra
tion building has been commenced
on the University of Oregon cam
pus. A total of 32.235 yards of
street paving were laid at a cost
of $90,000, giving Eugene 15 miles
of hard-surface pavement; 16,995
feet of sewer were laid at a cost
of $26,983, making a total of 35
miles of sewer, and a record an
nual distance of five miles of
concrete sidewalk were laid at a
cost Of $12,800, giving Eugene 33
miles of concrete walk.
For the coming yiar plans are
laid for an even greater paving
programme, for $50,000 In drain
age work, the Installation of ten
miles of new water mains and
two new reservoirs to cost $100,
000. Eugene now covers an area of
four and one-half miles and haa
139 acres of city parks.
hard because of the distance the Presi
dent dropped since last October.
C0RT BORROWS $500,000
Theatrical Corpora tion Mies Slort
gage in Yakima County.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash., Jan. 2.
fnril 1 Coov of a mortgage for
$500,000 given by John Cort, Incorpor
ated, a corporation formed under the
l.w. of Delaware, to the Central Trust
Company of New Tork. was filed for
record in the office at the County Audi
tor here today. The mortgage is given
to secure an equal amount of S per
cent gold bonds issued by the Cort
corporation "to obtain money needed
In the operation of its business."
Property covered by the mortgage
includes the stock of amusement and
theater companies operating the Cort
,i ...... i u. Vnrlr Pllv and Denver.
as well as. in Baker and other places
tn Oregon, xne unna ana
Seattle, the Auditorium in Spokane and
the Yakima Theater of this city.
Washington Hotelmen File Com
plaint on Chambermaid Scale.
V ni vmph Wanli.. Jan. 2. (Special.)
Hotelmen appeared' today before the
t ... i .... . n i w.ifg.. Pnmmlsaioil to pro
test against the $9 minimum wage pro
posed for chambermaids Dy r-ne rocem
hotel and restaurant conference, though
n nrntMt acrainst the $11 rec
ommended by the same conference as
the minimum lor waitresses.
. Thomas B. MacMahon. appearing for
the hotelmen, questioned the constitu-
.1 i i ... th minimum wasfl act.
and it is believed the hotelmen will ini
tiate the first test or the wasnmgton
law If the $9 minimum Is adopted. The ii.ciur arinntion of this mini.
mum would- ntan that white chamber
maids would te suppianiwi dj Jap
anese, 'fir
German General Warns Soldiers Xot
to Rely on Advertised Models.
n i tuc T . n ? Th rnnpnl com-
manding'the Eighteenth German Army
. ' . ha. nr.i.rtrH1na tn the Paris
Temps, issued the following notice to
his troops:
"Bullet proof armor of which various
....... ka.n t a i-tiA nn Main and
uiuucig n . u " - r '
actively advertised does not give at
all the protection promised. On the
contrary, on exposure to Are it Is
shown that the armor, instead of pro
tecting, becomes Itself the cause of
grave wounds to those wearing it. Be
sides, the pieces of armor interfere with
freedom of movement and make the
soldiers' work more difficult. It is
necessary to Issue tnis caution agajnst
worthless purchases."
20 Marshfield Antoists Fined.
MARSHF1ELD. Or.. Jan. 2. (Special.)
Twenty automobilists have been fined
$5 each here as a result ot tne city
administration's efforts to enforce or--,i
,i.iir tn the 11 rh ting of
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cars and their positions on the streets.
Among the offenders were xr. uwrss
E. Dix. Dr. William iiorsiau anu ui. c
V Morrow.
Otto Hnber, Big Brewer, Dies.
inmr tci a vn Til Jan. 2. Otto Hu-
ber owner of brewery interests here,
in iowa and in the State of Washing
ton, died at his home nere loaay. agea
48 years.
UEA Good Place to Trade Since 1877 ,
j tj; on novff st.vifts and fine aualitv Schloss Bros, and other good makes, at 1
less than former prices. You men know what 1-3 off means at this store. There's no juggling of prices. Note
these reductions and buy now:
$15 Suits and Overcoats $10.00
$18 Suits and Overcoats $12.00
$20 Suits and Overcoats $13.35
$25 Suits and Overcoats $16.65
$30 Suits and Overcoats $20.00
- Fancy Wool Vests values to $10 now $2.50
All Staple Blacks, Blues, Grays and Pencil Stripe Suits, Overcoats and Raincoats, 1-4 Off.
Shirts Reduced
$1.50 Shirts now.... .$1.15
$2.00 Shirts now $1.35
$2.50 Shirts now $1.85
$3.00 Shirts now ..$2.25
$5.00 Shirts now $3.85
Heavy Wool Underwear Reduced
$1.50 Garments now $1.15
$2.00 Garments now $1.35
$2.50 Garments now. .$1.85
$3.00 Garments now $2.25
$4,00 Garments now $3.00
$5.00 Garments now $3.75
Sweaters Reduced
$3,00 Sweaters now. $2.25
$4.00 Sweaters now $2.75
$5.00 Sweaters now $3.75
$6.50 Sweaters now. $4.50
$7.50 Sweaters now . . .$5.00
Take Advantage of This Opportunity and Save Money on Your Winter Outfit.
Corner Fourth and Alder Streets
Senator Gives Assurance That Mer
chant Marine Bill Haa Good Chance.
Amendments Suggested.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 2. President
Wilson took counsel with several lead
ers of the Senate today in an effort to
hasten the Administration's legislative
programme for the session. He strong
ly desires that it shall be further ad
vanced before he leaves next Thurs
day tu speak at Indianapolis.
With Senator Stone, chairman of the
foreign relations committee, Mr. Wil
son discussed the status of the Colom
bian and Nicaraguan treaties, both of
which he hopes to see ratified at this
session of Congress. Senator Stone
said later he would write immediately
to ex-President Roosevelt asking him
if he desired 'o be heard by the com
mittee as to the Colombian treaty,"
which provides for the payment of
$26 000.000 to Colombia for canal zone
property. When the treaty was first
drawn Colonel Roosevelt protested
against its ratification until he had
had an opportunity to discuss it be
fore the committee. He was assured
the opportunity would be provided.
The Nicaraguan treaty, providing
for the acquisition of an interoceanic
canal route and a naval base In Nica
ragua by the United States, already
has been reported by the committee.
Senator Stone said he would press for
early action by the Senate.
The President was assured by Sen
ator Fletcher, in charge of the Ad
ml aistratlon merchant marine bill, that
the measure had good chances of pass
ing the Senate. The Senator suggest
. i DmAmant however, one
rf them relating to the shortening of
the term or tne proposed issue m
" . 1 l,AnB n .-glaA fundll fOT t H ft
Kllltfc V.auui uuuo - -
purchase or construction of ships.
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1-Tesiuem vviison iuu
possible to grant the request of Sen
. nni T.anH thsit he include
St. Louis and Chicago in his next
week s trip, tie aoes noi wiu .v
absent from Washington so long.
Hospital Supplies Sent to France.
tt" cuTvnrnv .Tan. 2 A consign-
1 i ' i ; -ac nf fmnnlies
III K II L. IHLIUUlllf, . . '
and 100 bales of absorbent cotton, is
being sent by the American Keo uross
to Pau. France, where two hospital
units already are maintained.
Only One "BROMO QCrXEfE"
Whenever you feel a cold coming on. think
of the full name. Laxative Bromo Quinina.
Look for si mature E. W. Grovs on Pox. 25c.
Typewriters, Cash Regis
ters, Factory Rebuilt
TJnderool Visible tS-5
L. C. Smith Visible S25-S45
Remington Visible f3?"?
Ros-al Visible $:(-4
Smith Premier Visible 5-85
Oliver Visible SIS-MS
Emerson Visible i-5
Btems Visible J?
Remington Nos. and 1 fl-sia
Smith premier Nos. 2 and 4. ..SU-fle
The Typewriter Exchange
Ml4 Waohlncton Street,
Portland. Or.
Twenty Payment life Policy
Matured in the
Old Line Bankers Life
Insurance Company
of Lincoln, Neb.
Name Paul Coons
Residence Sprint Hill, Kans.
Amount of policy ".$1000.00
Total Premiums paid to
company 578.00
Total Cash paid Mr. Coons $831.21
And 20 years' insurance for nothing
Ask the man who owns one of our" policies. We have a good agency for yon.
Spring Hill. Kas., June 1. '14.
The Bankers Life Ins. Co..
Lincoln. ret.
Your check for IS31.2I in settlement
of my policy No. 3396 wnicn mn
today completes a 20 year contract
with you that has proved very satis
factory to me.
In the twenty years. I paid you
IJTS.00, and had I died any time in tne
last year my beneficiaries would have
received 11578.00 on a 11000.000 policy.
I could have taken a paid up policy
for $1119.00, but I preferred to accept
the cash settlement ot 33i.;r ana
out another policy, which 1 have ar-
n.icrf to do with your Mr. Sims wno
made the settlement.
Very truly yours.
Combination Sale
For over 37 years, the House of Edwards has built up a reputation for dependability and quality It, ely remo val to it.
beautiful new home at Tifth and Oak Streets comes as an expression from the people of Portland and vicinity of their unrauing
coSnce The old store will soon give way to the new, but its splendid reputation for value being : ut at thei mom ent by
this combination of REMOVAL and CLEARANCE SALES, reaching the very bottom of prices for the maximum in value.
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. Genuine
Brass Bed
$19.50 Brass Bed SIO.OO
$22.50 Brass Bed $16.25
$27.50 Brass Bed $18.90
This in an extra special
offer. Description will
not suffice. We urge you
to call and inspect this
rare bargain :
$45.00 Brass Bed $27.50
$50.00 Brass Bed $129.50
$60.00 Twin Bed $33.4 O
Some Splendid Bargains in Bedroom Furniture
An odd dresser or chiffonier is always useful about the house. In this combination clearance and removal sale which is our last,
opportunity to move them before we occupfy our new location, we are marking the following at
S7.50 Dresser S24.95
j33.50 Chiffonier
for S22.35
$35.00 Dresser.. . .17.50
$32.60 Chiffonier..S16.25
333.50 Dresser S22.35
$30.00 Princess
Dresser.. . .$19.85
$30.00 N a p o 1 eon
Bed .916.95
$52.50 Mahogany Dresser S34.35
$25.00 Mah o s any Princess
Dresser Slo.o
$25.00 Mahogany Chiffonier.. 16.65
$42.00 Mahogany Chiffonier..26.90
$55.00 Solid Mahog-any
Chiffonier J29.75
$56.60 L a r Ke Colonial Cttlf'
fonier .." .S2S.X.
2 Rooms Furnished Complete Like Cuts $110.75
Waxed Solid Oak Table, 45-inch top. extending to '
1t feet U16.50
Four Solid Oak Waxed Box-Beat Chairs, upholstered
in real leather .
SVnlr A Ttnr.lcAr tO match
Genuine Brussels Rug. 9 by 12 feet. Pattern may be
! - 1 fwnm Iar" stock J.O.OV
Terms S12 Cash, $8 a Month
Guaranteed Brass Bed. full size
. r ' wr.ii, i - 1 ...... ... rl m r-t tick
and imperial edge -. VJi'Yi. iu'ft
Solid Oak Dresser, mission design, waxed finish.. . .
Bedroom Table, 24 Inches by 24 inches, solid oak... f-JJ
Bedroom Chair and Rocker to match. . . . . . . . .
Handsome Colonial Rug. 8 by 10 feet blue, pink,
green or brown
Dining-room complete.
Drastic Redoe-pTC
II... Prevail In RUU,J
These are limited in number,
there being but one ot a
kind unless otherwise stated:
Two $35 Body BWS-
sels, 9x12 ft. S2S.OO
$35 Body Brussels,
9x12 feet. S26.SO
$35 8 ft. 3 In. by 10 ,
ft. 6 in. Whit tall
Bodv Brussels SZs.oO
$30 Colonial Wilton
Velvet, seamless. 9
bT 12 feet S23.00
Four $25 Wilton
V.l.t All W O A 1.
seamless S18.75
f&OO Cash, SI.O0 Per Week.
Sleeping-room, complete S62.BO
ST.OO Casl
h, 5.0O Per Moilk.
Odd Dining Chairs
Seven $2.75 Golden
fink Quarter - Sawed
inning Chairs Sl.Ou
Five $3.25 Golden Oak
Leather-Seat Dinlnfr
Chairs SI. 9o
Twenty $4.50 Famed
Oak Heavy Mission
Dining Chairs, ai-n-uine
Spanitih leath
Irather. each $$2.03
Fifteen $3.60 Volinhed
Golden Oak, Kltn
Seal. Genuine I.eath-
. cr Dining Chairs 92.65
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