THE OHEQON SUNDAY JOURNAL. PORTLAND, SUNDAY MORNINO, NOVEMBER 18, 1CS3. J. WOULD ABOLISH TJIIIPPIU6 POST FOR OREGOtl VJIFE GEATERS New Plan U to Make Them -BrealcHoctrand PajrFamr7 ilies Their Wage. ' : JsEGISLATORS TALK ""7-7 v OF THE NEW SCHEME &om Think It It pood PUa and Qthert Declare It la Not Practical , Will Be Presented to Legislature for Action. " '"".' - : - A plan to do away with the whlpplne poet aa a puniahmant for wife beatera and to aubatltuta therefor a term at hard labor, with cash paymcnta to tha family of ehe criminal durina bis term "of, confinement, will be preaented to Oregon' a legislature , whon it convenes pext January. ' t . : Tha plan hae already bean embodied ln two bill by County Judge Webater of Multnomah. These billa wilt be turned over to the legislative commlttao -of the Portland Bar association and by It will be Introduced in tha legisla ture. . Theae bllla deal with twe crimes, aaaault- and battery on tha wife and failure to aupport the wife and children. They provide for punishment at bard labor on the eounty roads tor from (0 days to two years time with remunera- " tloit to the family of tl a day. j The bills are a definite, embodiment , of tha plan that hae bean under: dissua sion for some time. Recent Interview's With the members of the Multnomah delegation to the legislature develop the fact that the majority of them are In favor of the abolition of the-whip ping poat law, but that t'hey are not . so eertala that the II a day plea weald be feaaible. What Adasos Thinks. Representative I-H.' Adams, for ex ample, is of the opinion that the wife beatera ojo not get ell that la oomlng to them;,Jhne Mr. Beverldge It afraid that the pew plan would prove a eource of family aupport among a certain class . ef people. Moat of the others Inter viewed on the subject, however, are of - the opinion that auch a law would- be a good thing provided it was hedged around with limitations s'uf flolent ' to - keep out any chance of fraud or burden ' to the counties. "I am afraid from what I have heard ef the movement," said Representative " Beverldge, "that we would be inviting trouble for ourselves should we pass such a lsw. It 'appears to me that some ef the Illiterate daaaea would rather beat their wlvee and thua allow them to earn tl a day while they lived off the eounty than they would to get out and make an honeat living in the first place. I am afraid that we would have wife beating . cases every once la a while.- ,- .1. . Starve Doesn't Believe X. e Representative V. C Burns la Of an ppoalte opinion. "If tha law were paased and the officers would make the wife beaters earn the dollar a day and their board besides, so- that the eounty would net be put to all the extra ex pense, I think It would be a good meas ure.' ' I would- not be. 1st favor ef bar denlng the county with extra expense, 'but I know that the compulsory sup port law la Europe la a auceesa. - There a man le arrested and forced to work bard for the support of his family even If he deserts hla wife and 'children and ts not guilty of - otherwise misusing them. It, hae worked well there and I believe auch law here would be a euo eesa" Jrank F. , Freeman, another -member of the lower house, waa for the repeal ef the whipping law. "I do not believe that the whipping post has served Ite purpose or done eny . good." he as Id. - "It has certainly bean -f w benefit to the women who have , been beaten by their husband a. Even If It were a good measure, it has not been Invoked enough to tell what would The v J , ,-- ... .. ; ... y .- ' D. D. JONES y 280 Yamhill SI, Cor. 4C . . . Phone Main 6102 be Ita effect I am in favor of any law which- would prove a benefit to those unfortunate!, women who are compelled io suffer the abuse of lnhumaa. hua banda I would not wish to aee any extra burden placed on the county, however," i - Knocks fox the Post, - t-T have always-thought thswhlpptng"-1 post law waa a atep back on the part of the state,- and a retrogression Into the practices of the. dark ages." waa the way Senator Dan J. Malarkey spoke on the subject. "I think it should be repealed,- but aa to the other proposition I have not considered It, and so do not like to make any statement until I have -been able to make aome lnvsstl' gation." ... Senator B. C. Beach thinks the whipping-post law a good one, and should be enforced.' "I think the whlppHig is good medicine," said. tha senator, "and aa far as I am informed at this tlms would not be in favor of repealing the law now In force." Senator N. . Whealdon of The Dallee ia In - favor ef the law proposed by Webater. and thlnka such. a plan would be a good thing and worthy of tha sen oua consideration of the legislature, "We don't whip 'em enough.". is. the stand taken by Representative L. H. Adams. THe holds that the whipping' poat Is a deterrent to- wlfebeaters, and thlnka the courts should enforce the law now on the books. The Journal secured Interviews with the Multnomah county circuit court Judges, whose duty or privilege It is to impose the whlpplng-post penalty. XndeTe. Traaefe Ideas..: "My opinion of the whlpplng-post law," said Judge : Fraxer, . "la beat. ex pressed, by. my own. acta. In sentencing two wlfebeatera to be whipped. And they were whipped.' I am of the opin ion that, while it ie brutal,, it baa had a good affect, t have been informed that threats by tha abused wife that she would have her husband whipped have made more than one man- of that elaaa more, careful what he did. The whlp- phig-post ia simply a penalty which is imposed at the discretion ot the eourt It is an additional power. As to the other plan, I doubt Its practicability, tor experience hae proved that when a man la sent to Jail or to the peniten tiary' it - costs more to keep him than hla labor ie worth. Money paid hla family would not - represent hla earn Inge, for he would be earning nothing.' Judge Seara aald that In hla opinion the law la all right now. "Of eouree" said he. "It Is "right lhat the time a man putt in should be de voted to the support of hie family, but there are so few cases of wtfebeattng that I aee no eapeelal reason for chang ing the law." Judge Cleland aald that tie did not know how the preaent law eould be Im proved. ' "I don't believe it- haa been in force long enough for any one to form an in telligent opinion as to its efficiency. I don't know what is better to do than to give it a real trial." . Judge Gantsnbeln expressed the opin ion that the whlpplng-post law Is sim ply an addition to the powers of the cir cuit Judge, and with It he la able more than formerly to make the punlahment fit the crime. He had eo Improvements to suggest-,-; - SAYS n'GlNfl WILL BE PROSECUTED POLICE JUDGE CAMERON TESTIFIES BEFORE, BODY ARIDB RATE LM'J 1 CONDITIONS wsssawajssaMBasaaBBJSBa Interstate Commerce Commis si or) AhhouhCesrSome-Ad- : , ditional Adjustments. LINE" DRAWN Ct6SER ON THROUGH RATES Relaxed, However, at to Carrying Caretakers With Freight Rule Stated Regarding: Tariff Charges , on Leu Than Statutory Notice, (SpeelaMHspatefc by Leased Wire te Tbe Jeerae!) Washington. Nov. 17. Tbe Interstate Commerce Commission made some Im portant announcementa today, in which It eonatruea the lawa aa to the dlvlalon of Joint rates, transportation ' ef care takers, changes of rates, etc., on less than the statutory notice; eta. As to division of rates on tbe eentraeta and agreements r- therefor, j, the commission saye: . "Answering many- Inquiries, the com mission states that when trie agree ment or arrangement under which di visions are made le in the form ot a contract or formal agreement or re corded memorandum, a copy of each such contract agreement or memoran dum le to be filed with tbe commission. Where such arrangement le made by correspondence or verbally;, a , concise memofandum-ef -the. basis and general terms and application of the arrange ments or practice is to be filed with the commission., TheftHnej of the di vision sheets themselves Is not desired. Caretakers Untitled J Bate.' "The act to regulate commerce "po- vides that free transportation may be furnished to necessary caretakere of livestock, poultry and fruit. "The commission la "of ths opinion that the term fruit ia this connection Includes perishable vegetables when hipped -under- conditions- that render-) caretakere necessary. "The commission ia also of the opin ion that transportation ot necessary caretakere of livestock, poultry and fruit includes their return to points from which they actually accompany . such shipments. This transportation may be in the form of a free pass- or-xe. duoed rates of transportation, but in any svent it must be the same for all under like circumstances and mdst be published in the tariff governing the presentation ef tbe commodity. .. Bates Saoeedlaff sraxe of IVooale. "Many Informal complaints are re ceived In connection with regularly es tablished through ratea, which are in exceas of the eums ot the locale be tween the same points. The commis sion haa no authority to change and fix ratea except after full, hearing upon formal -complaint -' ; "The commission- announced - in - tte tariff eireular Number t A ef October IS, ltot, a rule permitting practically immediate return to a through rate, which le higher than the sum of the lo cals between the same, points. "It la believed to be proper for the commission to say. if called upon to formally pase upon a case of this na ture, it would be lte policy te consider the through rate which le higher than the sum of the locals between the same pointe aa prima facte unreasonable, and that the burden, of proof would be upon the carrleis to -dsfotld- such higher through rate. . - - s. Tariff Chang-ee at Discretion. "The act to .regulate 'commerce au- MaiwIng-ThlnksOrand-JaryAMtt in its diecre v . . I tlon, and for good cauee shown, te per- . . narge vnorney vviin con tempt of Court Reason for His Being Examined It Not Given and No Report of Work Done During Past Week Has as Yet Been Made. Municipal Judge George J. Cameron testified before the grand , jury Just bsfore its adjournment yesterday after noon. The eubstanoe of Judge Camer on's testimony was not divulged. Dis trict Attorney Manning, when asked about It. aald: - "Judge Cameron's testimony did not relate to himself nor to anything of Importance." - After hearing the testimony ef Judge Cameron the grand Jury adjourned un til t:tO o'clock Monday morning. No report of the work done by them during tbe past , week waa made. It was rumored at tbe courthouse that proceedings were to be Instituted agalnat Attorney Henry McGinn on ao count of bis uninvited entrance Into the grand Jury room last Monday. Wednesday the grand Jury presented to Judge Soars a hypothetical question, aa to what offenee could be charged for the forcible entry into the grand Jury room of a person not summoned to ap pear before them. They were informed that It would be in the nature of a pro ceeding .for contempt of - court. Dis trict Attorney Manning. was asked yes terday who would instigate such, a pro ceedlng. He repMed: - ' ; "The grand Jury, If any la brought" "Has any actloa been taken with ref erence to itf . "I can only tell what ts already known that tbe grand Jury asked In formation of Judge Bears coneernlng It. He told them -what they could do. And I think they will do It," he added aa he dlaappeared into the grand jury room. J. A. Wesce end George W. Black, handwriting experte. testified before the grand Jury yesterday at the In quiry into the alleged ewlndllng oper atlona of Walton 11. Taft. An Indict ment charging Taft with forgery has been returned, and others are expected to follow the testimony given yeeter- .-"- Wish You Would Look in for yourself and aee our line ef natty and durable 'garments adapted to all figures end at prtoee more popular than other merely ready-made garmente and then one fifth off all this week. Le Palais Royal, 171 Washington street BlsT Tract Zs Sold. M. J. Clohessy, together with out-of-town associates, nas purchased from P. P. Dabney and t -W. Balrd the It aoree of land adjoining Fulton Tark on the west The prloe paid by Mr. Clohessy and associates, 140.000, indicates a con siderable rise compared to former prlcee la this Motion ef toe elty. mlt ehaogea in tariff rates on less than the statutory-notice. It is believed that this authority should be exercised only in instances where special or peculiar circumstances really Justify it - Con fusion snd complication must follow Indiscriminate exerclae of thlk author-ityt.AppllcaUont-forpermlaalott.-:to change tarlffa on short aotloe are re ceived on - indefinite and Informal oc casions over the signatures of many different officials. Borne -telegraphie requests are received which make no mention, of verified coplee, and Which are not followed by verified coplee, aa per rule previously made by the eera mission. "The : commission, therefore, an nounces that application for permis sion to Change tariffs oq less than statutory notice shall-be addressed to the Interstate commerce commission In forms specified by the commission un der date of September IT, ltot, and must be over signature of the presi dent vice-president general traffio manager, assistant general traffic man ager, general freight agent er general passenger agent specifying the title." BIGGERS' BIG ROLL - FOLLOWS LITTLE ONE (Ipedal Dispatch te The Jeoraal.) Pendleton, Or., Nov. 17. Following the ' principal event in the gambling case In whioh Dr. Blggera, formerly of Im Grande, ae he alleged, waa buncoed out of 40t in rash and . a certificate of. deposit for $1,000 laaaed by a La Grande bank, and on which Blggera speedily ordered payment stopped, It develops that quick ae he was, Roy Stewart one of the three men charged with participation in the bunoolng, waa considerably quicker. It la now stated that the certificate huA been n resented to the First Na tional bank here and that after dne In quiry of the La Grande bank that Is sued it the First National honored it The certificate had been properly in dorsed, and Stewart, It la -said, collected It in person. Blggera. accordingly, ia the eole loser In tbe transaction. His only recourse ts upon Stewart who was placed under trrest and who le in evi dence and subject te proneeiilne-s. - Stewart's companions, a man named Rndlcoti, and an alleged Swede, name unknown, have completely disappeared. Aa Earned Degree. From Tld-Blte. Ian MacLaren telle en amusing story with regard to bogue degrees. A sweep prosecuted a resident in the suburbs of Edinburgh - for dbt ";Ths presiding Judge called the eweep to a4ve evidence, end the first question he asked him was: "What is your name" "Jamie Gregory, LU D., sir." "Whatf Doctor of LawsT And where on earth did you get that dlattnetlonT" . M'Twaa a fellow fra' an American university, and- I swept - his chimney three times. 1 canna pay ye eash, Jamie Gregory.' he saya, 'but I'll make you an LL. t. and we'll oall It quits.' And be did." VemptaUoa. "I have been abuaed eo much by re form papers," said a millionaire today, "that I am tempted to alap my own 7c famish honesconplete ct low prices end Guaran tee everything delivered In first-class . cendition. You select what you want, make a sraallyraei down and the balance in .M weelclv or month ly payraents. ..3 I ii I' ff'-Sil 't -l - sjm . 17 V N ' $1 W -r E K L Y i MICH CABMTS W,-rr aBSfcej--j ws, M I -7 ' ' 1 4 i . n -' " as -ea j a a a Xl - L ' IjZZZj y Every housewife wants one, every upv., to-date housewife should have one, they will save you much unnecessary walking and the 15 cents per day you would aartuy- nuas. Only $14.75 Hardwood Chiffoniere, with large rich golden oak flake finely finished Hat Box, 2 small drawers, 3 large drawers, French beveled plate mirror.- - AT LITTLE PRICES 36 TO 370 EAST MORRISON STREET Three blocks east of bridge. All cars transfer to cars passing our store. D 0 W N w !:(: i v M'is-aUiuiv Think of an all-leather Turkish Rocker on payments of only $1.00 per week. . It would be worth more than that if you -were to rent one. - - - . - r Special $14.50 91.00 DOWN91.00 WEEKLY This hardwood Table has large rich flake, finely finished in rich, golden oak, 44-inch top, 6 feet extension, fl inch fluted legs. - . - , - ti ir . Jl o r e W K N E Only $16.00 Hardwood, golden quarter-sawed oak, finish, French bevel mirror, 20x24 , inches, Now on display. C 1 . ... . . V Only $12.00 81.00 DOWN 1.00 WEEKLY Covered In good velour, clawfoot legv canvas lined, roll edge, sold on the : west side at $13.00. ' : : GRIEVES MUCH BECAUSE DAUGHTER'S OEATHOCGURREDJIUAIL Father of Mrs. Maud Creffield Coea to Seattle to Arrange : for Funeral Hopes This -U- the End -of - His , Troubles. , O. V. Hurt, father of Mrs. Vend Cref field, who waa found dead in her cell tn the county jail at Seattle, Friday night, arrived in Portland last night from Cor vail ls in company with his daughter, ifae Hurt, and J. Fred Tatea, a' friend of the family. He expressed deep feeling because his daughter had expired In Jail. Mr. Hurt and party are on their way to Seattle, where Mrs. Creffield will be burled la CapltoJllll cemetery; ' ' Mr. Hurt had little to eay In regard to Mra Creffield, stating that all ths Information hs had In regard to her death was a short telegram from Sheriff U C. Smith of Seattle, announcing the fact Mr. Hurt Immediately wired the sheriff ' upon reaching Portland last night that ha would leave for Seattle on the first train this morning. " A son. F. C Hurt, Uvea in East Seattle, and Mr. Hurt thlnka that he haa taken charge ef the remains, sltbough be haa not heard from him. Mr. Hurt said: "Yes, this ie the end, -at least I hope so. There ia only one regret I have and that is that my daughter died in that cell. If it had only been at home PLATT TO RESIGN JANUARY 1 or In any other place but that oall. . 8he had always been a good and dutiful daughter untu thle trouble came up. It doee aot eeem right that ehe ahould have died in such a way. "I do not know what arrangementa will be made for the funeral or when It wllL.be held. No, -I do not know the oauee of her death. All that I know, in addition te the message from Sheriff Smith announcing her death. Is what I read in. Tha- Journal - tonight. V'ntll I reach Seattle I will be unable to say anything further. "One thing that I do not understand Is why there was so much delay In my daughter'e cass. It bad gone to the su preme court of Washington and I do not know, why it has not been decided. It eeems to me the tiros - was long enough for the eourt to hand -down an opinion, and had it done se any daugh ter would probably not have died In a cell. That la my regret, but it is all over new and nothing can be dona to change It Why a man must go through the trouble I have had le past under standing, but the only way is to bear up against adversiUes aa they come to Totters With Senility, Haa Mar: Ital Trbublet, and Plenty ' V , Other, Too. ' STATEMENT GIVEN OUT - MEANS BUT ONE THING Merely Evades, and Who Runt May Read Hatred o Higgins and .Dtv termination to Smite Him Even in the Hour of PqHtical Death. (Hseetal Pkpateh fcr Lsasst Wire to Tee Joera.n ' New Tsrk, Nov,-W.The eaclusive ennouncement this morning that Sena tor Thomas C Piatt, owing to his grow ing physical infirmities, recent marital troubles and othsr causes, would- re sign hie seat In the United States sen ate on January I. was confirmed by the senator today In a telegram sent to E. H. Butler, proprietor of the Buffalo Evening News, the organ of the party in the weatern end of the etate. In- his telegram, which was printed in the News, Senator Piatt said: "Question of resifoaUoa I will dis ci" hereafter. Am not considering it seriously now."- It waa pointed out today that en ac count of hla antipathy to Governor Hlgaina, Senator Piatt would taks ne step looking to resigning until Illgglns retires from office. That la what his telegram means. Some of his best friends have urged him to resign at once and -withdraw - from- tlto-tttrmolt, but the aged senator haa ". stubbornly refused. He agreed te eult on January 1, when the legislature oould move to elect his successor, but he ebsolately refused to take a step that would per mit Oovemor Illgglns to appoint his sueeessor. Woat Bsefjra to Xlgglas. One of the first official papers that wttteome - into the hands orTJover'nof Hughes after be le sworn In will be the resignation of the aenlor senator from the state of New York. Should Piatt eend In his resignation now Illg glns could appoint a successor to serve until the legislature could elect It is a foregone conclusion that he would name one of his satellites, a men so Appointed would have an Inestimable advantage over any. other candidate for the place. Inasmuch as be would be In possession and have the prestige of ap pointment If there' ahould be e dead lock or a prolonged fight 'it le not In conceivable that a man eo appointed might aerve for quite a little' time. The reaaone for Senator PIstt's bitter fooling toward Governor Hlgglne ere well enough known. If there were al most any ether man In the ehalr la Albany outside of Hlgglne the resigna tion of Senator Piatt would have gone In already, but all the -pressure and clamor that possibly could be raised will not dislodge hie etubborn determi nation to hold on until Hlgglns Is out of office end can In no way he. a bene ficiary of tbe resignation. . By the game lekea there la aome- Writes Letter Giving His Solution of the Problem and Says Skldoofor Me- Numbers ThatAffect" Hit' Destiny. : So prominently have the fateful um bers 21 .and II figured In the criminal career of Oeorge L. Blodgett, con demned to bo hanged for the murder of Alice Mlnthorn on March tJ, that ha haa become convinced that a combina tion of those figures Is the correct an swer to the SklUoo puxxle that so many Journal readers have racked their brains to solve.' - - - -'- Sitting on e soap box in his cell at the county . Jail, lilodxett , prepared - the following communication to the puxxle editor of The Journal: 'I find the correct answer to be tit pennies 23 times It. - Skldoo for me. George L. Blodgett, County Jsll. City." Ths murder was committed March IS. Hla trial began In tha circuit court April IS. A motion for a nsw trial was denied May 13. and tin May 13 Blodgett waa sentenced to be hanged on June St. - That first answer rosy not be right," said Blodgett yesterday afternoon, "but I am aura I -have the rlgh If S3 tlmea 13 multiplied by It la aot sktdoo for me. then I don't want Tbe Journal's thousand pennies. That woulil make the anawer .71 pennies, and I am going to send a letter offering that as the correct anawer tomorrow." Pasted over the door of his oall Blodgett has the three numbers S3, It and 2S. They arertri large f'guree taken from a calendar. The IS Is tn red ink. A second. Hswer was received frosa Blodgett yesrerday, as follows: . - "I find the correct answer to the Ski doo puxxle to be 62. ' Multiply 23 br SS and divide by 23, which gives S3. Ski- doo for me. George L. Blodgett County Jail. City." . Blodgott secured a stay of execution of his sntence to appeal to ths auprean court His appeal Js eow. before that body awaiting a decision. He says be hope's they will not find the answer to his attorney's brief to be "23 ekldoe.' thing significant In ths -telegram td E. H. Butler. Evidently the telegram Is In response to cftie of Inquiry. Butler is the editor of the strongest Republi can newspaper la the western end of the etate. He Is a rich man and popu lar. He has been frequently suggested aa a senatorial possibility, . . WILL ADMIT NO APPLES BEAT WILLAMETTE'S Growers of Valley Unite for Port 1 land Exhibit and Campaign . of Advertising. ' fBpertsh Blips teli te TBT88ftn Salem. Nov. 1?. The Willamette val ley apple growers are coming to real ise, that the applee grown In thle val ley are among the finest In the world It Is the Intention to begin en advertis ing propaganda and to bring out the valley apple to Ita rightful place en the market It Is no lon'ger necessary to ship Willamette apples under the name of Hood River to obtain the beat price In the eastern or European markets. The applea raised en the big Wallace orchard near this city have reedy sale et a good price in London and the pro duct of Hon. L. T. Reynolds . orchard near Cheroawa Is finding Its wsy te Alabama, Colorado and California. , Apple growers here say the Willam ette valley soil Is particularly well adapted to ths cultivation of the apple and for tout res sua Willamette val ley exhibit of'apples will be ta3 In Portland Wednesday, In the show win dows "of Olda. Wortmaa as King, facing Washington street. , Among the apple growers who will send exhibits there are MUlarJ '. U. I.own(1nl of .Lafayette, Mr.ne'jr Park ot the Wallace orchard gear galea, Iv . T. Reynolds ef Chemawa, Judge Hewitt of Albany, Andrew Vercler of Salem, and orchardiate from Eugne and other valley points. Mr. Van Dora, of Dayton, president of the Yamhill County Horticultural eocletjr, may ala eend apples. Mr. ' luownsdale took the Initiative la the matter., before the Salem apple growers knew he contemplated placing this exhibit In Portland... The exhibit will be a Joint one and calculated to show the possibilities of the Willam ette valley aa an apple preduolng coun try. , - - - - - Oeorge . T. .. Rodgera . ot thla elty haa .. been a leading spirit in arousing local orchardlsts to dUplay their applee t the world. - N : EASTERN OREGON NOW GETTING MORE FUEL' t-Dtspateh Tse-fwirnsit Pendleton. Or.. Nov. 17. The fnel situation la being relieved somewhat and eastern Oregon Is getting wood at Meacham. Kamela and other points. Coal Is coming tn slowly at o. K. A- N. points. Wood and coal ar both higher than for years at this season. - Oreatl Prom the Chloago Hecord-Herald. Ah, they are sinful who complain Beceuge tbe summer's )oys sre fied Beoause the flowers that gemmea US Isne When June'e mild brecxes blew are dead. ' . Our nose may be ctoeged. I knowl Our tonsils may be raw and red; Ain't these nights great for slssptrisV though. With lota of cover en tte b? Ksrked Attention. "Have you any g-i ran for s'i Mm for breach of promise? Ill I sliow y.ttr-dei!htr any nmdi-l tentfrniT" ' t ' ' ,, , . "ny-sHnnO"!' why. nma .'!'-.! 1 once give bee h. teat la a Uu... . t f V." r Y '