The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, August 19, 1912, Page 2, Image 2

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City Lawmakers Consider the
-Questions but Fail to Reach
Agreement;. To Meet Aoain
Next Monday
Ordinances cftlllnir for the submission
Of a eommitaien govern merit charter
' and other amendments to the people at
a. spiolal elastlon In October were con
aldered by the city oounull in adjourned
oeselon today, but no action was taken,
the council expressing the opinion that
the subject was of such importance as
lo warrant another adjourned session.
Accordingly the mayor ordered the
" BouncU to meet again next Monday
' taornlng at o'clock.
. ,Xi that time all amendments that
... (nay be submitted, other than those al-"""j-sady
placed -before the council by the
charter commission, will be given con
atderation. Mayor Rushlight said he
would advocate the submission of any
of thtee amendments that might-seem
' ' to be for the best interests of the pub
w 'JlC but that ha would oppose any ef
' fort on the part of any interests to con.
fuse the-issue by substituting conflict
. lng amendments.
Xany Amendments Offered,
; President Dan Kellaher of the East
Side Business Men's club said ho would
-," have some charter amendments to sub
' jnlt to the people and that he would
"i,iik the council to order these on the
, ballot at the coming special election.
After a long discussion the council
' Voted down a resolution Introduced by
Councilman Maguire, asking that an in-
Veatlgation be made by a special com
'' - puttee of the action of the city attor
Jneyi office in the case of the city vs.
; "Wakefield.
- This case. Involving a claim of $40$,-
- 00 made by Robert Wakefield on the
SuTonnt Tabor contracts, has attracted
(considerable publicity because of the
appointment of former 'Circuit Judge J.
B. Cleland as referee. Charges have
' 1een'made that Cleland was supported
for reelection by attorneys for the
ipkintlff and that this might Influence
V )dr. Cleland in making a decision.
City Attorney Grant was called upon
for an explanation, he made with om
. beat He said he had not asked for a
,; ' referee, but that he had, on the con-
- trary, told Presiding Judge Kavanaugh
. of the circuit court that it was against
- the policy of the city attorney's office
, to have any suit tried except before a
Cleland Called Talr.
"Judge Kavanaugh," said Mr. Grant,
. : "has the power to appoint a referee,
however, and he did so. After he had
declared for a referee a number of pros
. v. pective candidates for the position were
ubmltted to me and I consented to the
"appointment of former Judge Cleland.
1 believe Judge Cleland to be both com
petent and fair and if there is any criti
cism coming to me for accepting him
'I am ready to take It. But I want to
say right now that the adoption of this
resolution will embarrass me In my ef-
fort to win the case. The suit is half
A Practically Perfect Preparation.
- , Years of experience have enabled Mr. Hetcher to make Castoria a practi--cally-
perfect preparation. These years of labor : the amount of money required to
introduce its merits to the public: the investment in its manufacture, including
C Ate most modern machinery, mean a vast amount of invested capital It follows
that the greatest care is exercised in the selection of each ingredient, and the
greatest attention is paid to every detail of its preparation. The result : The
practically perfect preparation in the finished product ; Fletcher's Castoria.
Herein lies the guarantee of the absolute safety in the use of Fletcher's
Castoria for the baby, and the warning against irresponsible makers of imitations
and, counterfeits. The signature of Chas.JL Fletcher that is printed in black od
; the wrapper and red on the bottle is the mother's safeguard.
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slmiiaHngdBfarfanul ting Uie Smmadis amUiaweli.or
Promotes Discs tlonfltterful
ness and RestContains neittur
Opiuiu.Morphlne noriMmcraL
U Cittern
Aperfect Remedy foTCoroflw-
Hon , Sour Stomach.Dlantidci
Worms foiTVulskiRsfevnish
PuS'umie Sijaalttrt of
Exact Copy of Wrepper.
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. J y 'T.i?,y fluaranUxt umksr the P8!
tried already nd I beller.. the fe ef
Uses authorised br the water board to
Be paid by the eltv to Judaa C lei and In
fain If the case were tried by tury
it would cost. the eitf 131 a day and, as
it mar take six ifiontha to try It, yoa
can flfure for yourself what' the. tetaJ
wt would be In that evanf' .
Following Mr. Grant's explanation,
the council teok' a rote en the resolu
tion, which was defeated- It to I. Ma
ffutra, Clyde and . Jennlnps were the
three who stood out -for the adaption ef
uis resetutloav
Aa erdjnanee providing for the iseu-
anee ef roeable permit te Percy
A Strleklef was referred to the street
commute, after seme debate. This is
the permit which reused so much com
ment at last weak'a seiuilan of the iVnm.
ctl, in which Councilman Clyde accused
Councilman Joy of "slipping one over"
on hie constituents,'
The permit. enUnanoa Waa amended
to read so that the permit will expire
In one , year. la that form It seems
likely to pass. Representatives of
Percy A Strickler declare that Mie revo
cation of the permit at this time would
bankrupt the firm. They have agreed
to remove the tracks, however, within
a year.
Councilman -Daly said he believed the
permit should not be revoked, as the
firm of Peroy & Strickler, ho Raid,,eup
plies building material in the sparsely
settled Creston district at prices 20 per
cent less than would have to be charged
If the spur track to the warehouse of
the firm were removed.
. The council awarded the contract for
the paving of the Wabash -avenue dis
trict with gravel bltullthlc for $61,000
to the Warren Construction company,
this firm being the lowest bidder for the
Mayor Rushlight today ruled that for
the future delegations of cltiaens who
wish to attend council meetings must
not use thr floor of the council, but
must take seats in th gallery. He said
that the past practice of allowing people
to go on the floor and dictate to coun
cil men In the midst of a vote on Im
portant measures necessitated his rul
Judge Morrow of the circuit court re
fused attorneys for II. E. Roberts, con
victed of killing Donald Stewart, a writ
Of probable cause for a new trial this
morning, thereby forcing the case direct
to the supreme court. Arrangements
wqre made immediately to have It taken
up Tuesday morning at 9:30 o'clock.
Roberts Is sentenced to bo hanged Aug
ust 23, and if the supreme court does
not act at once, an app.) will be made
to the governor to stay trie execution.
After considerable argument, the bill
of exceptions was settled by the Judge,
this bill to be taken to the supreme
court tomorrow morning. In appealing,
Roberts lays his chief reason on the
constitutionality of the act which pro
vides that a trial may be had in the
county where death occurred. In this
case, Roberts shot Stewart in Clacka
mas county, and death was in Mult
nomah county.
Four fines of $25 each were assessed
violators of the auto speeding ordi
nance by Judge Taxwell this morning
as the result of an Invasion by Motor
cycle Patrolmen Kelson and Schlrmer
on Belmont and tHvislon streets yester
day afternoon. Those fined Were Q. o.
Millf, H. Feldman, V. C. Qlldden and
Van Iloomiaen.
The Kind You Haye Always
in use for OTer 80 years,
and has
jfy-f-rf1 sonal
fUcAiK, Allow
All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-good. " are but
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of
Infants and Children Experience against Experiment
Castoria is a harmless substitute for Castor Oil, Pare
goric, Drops and Soothing Syrups. It la pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other jXarcofto
substance. Its age is its guarantee. It destroys Arms
and allays Feverlshncss. For more than thirty years It
. has been In constant use for the relief of Constipation.
Flatulency, "Wind Colic, all Teething Troubles and
Diarrhoea. It regulates the Stomach and Bowels.
" assimilates the Food, giving healthy and natural sleep.
The Children's Panacea The Mother's Friend.
testimony to Be Taken at Un
official Hearing of Govern
or West Tomorrow; Gen
eral Staff Has Assistance.
Determined that Governor West shall
hear tholr side of the story of the al
leged mutiny at Gate, Wash., of the
Second battalion, Third Infantry, O. N.
G., wRlch led up to the dlsbandment of
the battalion without a full investiga
tion, Kyiand Scott, formerly major com
manding the battalion, and four other
officers will be present at Salem to
morrow when Governor West's unoffl1
clal Inquiry is scheduled to begin.
Adjutant General Finser and at least
three members of the genera) staff
likewise will be present to defend the
action of the general staff and explain
why the battalion was summarily dis
missed and the officers denied mili
tary Inquiry, which they had requested.
Brigadier General Maus of the regu
lar army, commander of the district of
the Columbia, and the officer who had
charge of the recent Washington man
euvers, will be represented by an at
torney. Attorneys for General Staff.
Attorneys will attend the Inquiry as
representatives of the general staff
No explanation of the elaborate prep
arations on the part of General Maus
and the general staff for defense or of
fense before the governor was forth
coming today, other than the state
ment that the general staff did not In
tend that the accused officers would
"slip over any exaggerated stories."
Scott, Williams, Tooze, Delch and
Brumbaugh, who as officers were ac
cused of disobeying marching orders,
will appear at the inquiry as private
citizens, and, it is reported, will not be
represented by attorneys. It Is said
they will take the position that the in
quiry was ordered by the governor sim
ply to ascertain whether the general
staff acted hastily and without due
Justice to all, and will offer their evi
dence from that viewpoint.
Ho Statement to Make.
"I have no shtatement to make in re
gard to the- coming general inquiry,"
said Adjutant General Flnzcr today.
"We have acted, and if the governor
believes at the conclusion of the in
quiry that the general staff did not take
the right course, he as commander-in-chief
is in position to rescind the dls
bandment order arid reinstate the
former officers and men." .
According to letters sent out by the
governor, the questions to be considered
tomorrow will be whether an order was
Issued at Gate for the battalion to move;
whether it was obeyed and if given
and not obeyed, what Justified the offi
cers in such action.
The adjutant general Is in receipt of
a letter from the war department which
contains a scathing attack on the Second
battalion and advising the "most dras
tic disciplinary action In respect to all
members of the'orgnnlzed militia." In
Cry For
Boaght, and -which has been
has borne the signature of
been made under his per
supervision sinoe Its infancy.
no one to deceive you in this.
Five Bodies In All Taken From
Death Dwelling) One - Be-
lieved That of Murderer,
East Bourne, England. Aug. !.
bodies, have - recovered- fron the
rulne of a house .which waa eet afire
here today by Captain HlCka Murray of
the Gordon Highlanders, after shooting
and killing his two ohlldren and wound
ing his wife. Twp f the bodies ar
those of the Murray children. A third
child and a woman have not been identi
fied. AnothO charred corpse is thought
to be either Murray or a man of his
height and weight ' Mrs. Murray, who
was rescued, wounded, declared that she
did not know of anyone else being in
the house.
The agent who rented the dwelling.
however, ktated that the building bad
been leased lo a Richard Mackie. an
American, who occupied it with his wife
and child. As the lease expired today
and had hot been renewed by Mackie,
the agent rented the house to the Hur
rays yesterday.
Mrs. Murray deplared that at 5 o'clock
this morning her husband flew into a
frenay and shot the children and herself.
A nota was found in whtctr Murray de
clared he was ruined and Intended to
kill all who were dependent upon him.
The police bellevs that Murray escaped
and that the charred body n that of
Captain Murray's letter, which cites
the motive for the crimp, reads:
"I am hopelessly ruined and have for
this reason killed all those depending
on me. 1 should like ail of us to ba
buried in one grave. God forgive me."
the epistle, which is signed by Major
William J. Snow, acting chief division
of militia affairs, for chiof of staff, it
Is -asserted that the occuerence was a
"flagrant violation of military disci
pline," and that it reflected upon the
"good name of the 0-re.gon National
Guard." The communication in part
"Not only does such an occurrence re
flect upon the sood name of the Nation
al Guard of Oregon, but it is apt to
bring directly into ill repute' the Na
tional Guard of the whole country and
it may be seized upon by enemies of an
efficient organized militia as an excuse
for further attack, which would provo
exceedingly embarrassing to the war de
partment at this time, on account of
Important legislation relative to the or
ganized militia now pending before con
gress" Major Snow's letter was written fol
lowing the receipt of Information of
the alleged mutiny from a regular army
officer, who forwarded it to. Washington
without giving the officers of the bat
talion a chance to tell their side of
tho case. '.
Jack Hamlin, a forger of 2(J
years' reputation, attempted two months
ago to saw out of the county jail was
made public today by the sheriff's of
fice. One more night's work and Ham-tin-would
-have--been--a -freer -man: He
was taken to Columbia county to stand
trial for forging a check on a bank at
Scores of birds. Including four
beautiful Chinese pheasants,
deceived by a pool of tar left fh
the streets between East Thirty
ninth and East Fortieth street,
Jut south of the O.-W. R. & N.
car shops which, when the sun
is shining, looks like a pool of
water, have been trapped In the
sticky product and have met
their death there, according to a
report made to police head
quarters by Patrolman O'Dale.
The patrolman yesterday found
the remains of the four pheas
ants and of many other smaller
birds which had died, after light
ing on the tar, in Search of a
drink of water. He also encoun
tered a resident of the vicinity
who stated that he had extri
cated many pheasants and re
leased them before they met the
fate of the others.
Acting Captain 'Rupert, to
whom the report was made Im
mediately notified Sergeant
Crate, the humane officer, to ln
vcetlgata the affair, and if
necessary legal proceedings will
be taken either by the humane
officer or by the game warden
to have the pool removed. A
paving company is said to be
responsible for it.
(Continued From Page One.)
for other companies must pay the de
livering companies 45 cents a day per
car after July 1, 1913.
The deadlock of Saturday was caused
by the failure of either the Hill or Har
rlman lines' to agree to pay this per
diem. The compromise of today Is the
result of earnest efforts made by Mayor
Rushlight, City Attorney Frank S.
Grant, Councilman John H. Burgard and
Councilman R. E. M,enefee and is a great
victory for east side shippers.
Under the original franchise sought by
the Hill lines, only five blocks on East
First street were affected. Under the
n?w arrangement the entire length of
the street from East Flanders to East
Market will be opened to the competing
'Continued From Pag One,)'
propriatlon bills also will occupy the
attention of congress today.
The senate adopted the conference re
portion the naval bill Tha .house Is
expected to adopt the bill later in the
day and the measure will probably go
Thornton and Lodge vainly attempted to
i nave tne senate insist 09 two battle-
fflll WILL BE
State-Boartl Says State Needs
JJ!1I -1 - -1-1! .
anu i iiui new insuiuuuu
(Solera Buresa of Tb Journal.)
Salem, Or., Aug. 19. Members of the
state board ridicule the assertions that
the letter of Dr. M, K. Hall of La
Grande criticising the eastern Oregon
Insane asylum will raise the old fac
tional fight over the Institution and im
pair its future usefulenss by creating
hostility among the legislators. They
alsa say that assertions that the re
moval of 300 or 400 patients from the
Salem asylum will so materially In
crease the per capita cost of mainte
nance as to affect appropriations for
maintenance,' are n0t"w'elpf6uridea.
"The asylum here is much over
crowded at present' said State Treas
urer Kay. "There are 1760 patients
when "the normal capacity of the lnet4
tution is 1500 -patients. Two and three
beds are crowded into email rooms and
beds are placed In halls and alcoves in
order to aocommodate patients. ThU
condition -i due to Ihe fact that ho
enlargements have been made here in
the last two years, because we intend
tosend about 300 patients from here to
eastern Oregon as soon as the new asy
lum Is ready. After these are taken
away, within another year the increase
will bring the number of patients here
up to the capacity of the institution.
Expenses May Be High.
"It is true the cost of maintenance
at the Pendleton asylum at first will
be higher than the cost here, but there
need be no occasion for factional fight
ing in the legislature over the institu
tions. The state has to care for Its in
sane, and the coat of maintenance there
will be partly offset by the transporta
tion cost Which we have had to pay In
the past in bringing patients from that
part of the state to Salem. With fine
buildings erected there that is going to
be a big Institution and I think eastern
Oregon will unite In support of It
"I have always found the people of
Pendleton loyal to the .Institution, and
I think there Is no doubt that they will
furnish it with good water and will do
all other things reasonable and neces
sary to bring It to the highest effi
ciency. Try Vegetable Theory.
"Certain legislators claimed two years
ago that the state could buy Its prod
ucts cheaper than it could raise them.
This will be a good time for them to
demonstrate their contention. But I
maintain that the stats can raise its
products for BO per cent on the market
valuation, and I will be in favor of the
state getting its land in eastern Oregon
under cultivation as soon as possible,
and of acquiring more farm lands to
meet the needs of the institution."
It is admitted here that when the
time comes that tho eastern Oregon
asylum must be enlarged to meet the
needs that if the cost of maintenance
tHieiderably ciwoper at Balm4 legis
lators may favor spending money on en
largements at the Baletn asylum lnxtead
of at Pendleton. This Is the only way
members of the board see that the
present agitation over the asylum Is
apt to affect legislation regarding It.
While the present administration was
attongly-flpposcd.iQ t.lie -elected..
the asylum at the time the matter was
before the legislature, now that the In
stitution is nearlng completion members
of the state board are doing all possible
to make the best of it, and are not
pessimistic over the institution's future.
(Continued Fro,m Page One.)
the pot of discord and dissension boil
ing. "After Governor West had expressed
liia Carrie Nation Idea in dealing with
municipal problems, this faction ap
pealed to the governor for his assist
ance. For answer the governor lmme-
dltely rushed Into print telling the yul-
11c what he Intended to do to Redmond.
At this time, no lnvestlgaUon had been
made by the governor, Tior had he
asked any opinion of the business men,
Commercial club officers or city council
as to conditions here, That the town
of Redmond has been slandered and has
received undeserved Injurious notoriety
through the action of the governor" for
without his assistance And support the
Glasses Cannot BeFit-
ted by Mail, They
Must Be Fitted
by Hand
Through your eyes you get all
your impressions.
If you wear glasses, those impres
sions must first come through the
If the glasses are improperly made
or fitted, you get wrong impres
sions. Our careful examinations deter
mine the kind of glasses needed
ourkill, experience and loyalty to
your best interests assure you the
best made and fitted glasses.
209-210-211 Corbctt Building:,
Fifth and Morrison, 2d Floor.
small faction .of fanatical residents of
this town were ' unable to do the town
much harm will be borne out by a dis
interested Investigation commltee."
- The case of the mayor who was fined
for gambling in, court where the Jus
tic was 4. member of the opposition was
held in at country precinct, although all
the wttiiessesttvedMir Redraood.The
said justice refused a .change of venue
and refused continuance until the de
fense's most Important witness eould
return from Portlsnd the next day. This
ieae ha been appealed to the circuit
court-awl -tb public U asked, b the
council to suspend Judgment until the
case is heard by an unbiased tribunal
for the reason that the mayor says be
sometimes plays detective himself and
In this case can prove It before a court
Of oompetent jurisdiction. ; A
Howard Elliott," president of tU
Northern Poeifio railroad, will be uest
Talk Machines W
Eveiyones Easy Reach
Big Offer Still Holds Good.
Dozens Are Being
A Fine $25 Talk Machine in Perfect Order and a Complete
Library of 79 Brand-New Records, Latest and Best,
All for $29.65Similar Offers on Many Other Ma
Lxhines Chance to Get Immense Number of Latest
vKecords Free Carfare or Picture Show Money Buys
Splendid Entertainment at Home.
If any Portland merchant found his
business for the first 17 days in Au
gust more than 300 per cent greater
than during the same period last year,
the statement would arouse consider
able comment.
It could not be due to an ordinary
growth in business. There must be
some otfier stronger reason for it.
Eilers Music House is gratified and
almost surprised to find that so far
for August, the. sales in the J'hono
graph Department a,re more than 300
per cent greater than for the same
period last year. We were extremely
iiisy last year in our new,- splendid
Talking Machine Department, which
had then just been opened.
But our business this year is three
times greater.
This must mean that the splendid
facilities we have provided in those
plate-glass and mahogany "daylight"
record and talking machine selection
rooms are appreciated.
It means that the thorough knowl
edge possessed by our salespeople
and their courteousness is being ap
preeialeTllniKl it -nwans-thatr-ew aim,
wherever possible, to furnish more
for the money than is obtainable else
where are becoming recognised.
It means that our present gale of
talking machines is being extensively
here the machines and the prices ex
actly as stated, resulting in one sale
after another to delighted buyers.
The rules of the several Talking
Machine manufacturers prohibit ad
vertising the names of machines at
cut prices, hence this general an
nouncement can only be made. But
come and see! The machines in this
sale' are most of them latest types,
many of them received in part pay
ment of our wonderful little bungalow
player pianos, the autopianos and
player jiiano de luxe, from homes
where two instruments were not
Others, again, have come to us in
part payment. for the great $200 and
$250 machines. Still others have been
out on sale in dealers' hands who
have gone out of business.
We now give one of the double disc
records free to every caller who has
not previously received one.
Every machine in this great sale Is
in perfect order and so guaranteed,
and reduced one-third, one-half, and
in otne cases as much as 90 ner cent.
1-Yr example, there are still several
$200 machines for $155, including 40
selections of latest records, payments
$10 ensh, $6 a month.
$200 machines, 5130. inclii-g 40
iew stid latent selections, $10 cash
Special Rates
Hotel Multnomah
Commencing Sept. 1 we are' ,
offering special inducements
to permanent guests
Extra conveniences (or families
Batchelor apartments$25 month up .
of honor this evening at a dinner given
at the Arlington club by Freeident Je
seph HToung of thr North Bank and
Hill lines In Oregon. .
Mh HlIotVw4arrive In Portland -this
afternoon from a tour 6f Inspection
of the Oregon Trunk line and will prob
ably remain here a Couple of days. The
Northern Pacific Is equally Interested
with 4ha -Great Northern in the Hill -nnea
In tWiittti, as well as the North
Bank and the termtqals here, the prop
ertles being held . Jointly by tha - two
systems. .. . v'J ...l . f
President Young accompanied PresW
dent Elliott to Bend yesterday, but Mr. '
Toung returned laat night ' v
li WrKtlU chairman of the executive
board of the Great Northern, went on
to-Lakeview to attend tha Central Ota-
gon Development league convention which -begins
August Si and towards, which
hundreds of prominent Oregonians are
now speeding iij auiumuuuee jrum u
sections $f the state.
A woman Jls thankful for little things
If aha has small feet
$150 machines and 40 new and lat
est selections, $90, $5 cash and $4 a
month. ,
$110 machines and 40 new and lat
est records for $70, $5 cash and $3
$100 machines and 20 new and lat
est selections for $60, $5 cash ands'
$2.50 a month.
$85, machines anri 70 nw mH lot Act
selections, $35, $5 cash and $1.50 a
$60 machines and 60 new and lat
est records, $35, $5 cash and $1.50 a
$50 machines and 30 new and lat
est selections for $32, $5 cash and
$1.50 a month.
$45 machines and 60 new and latest
records for $24, $4 cash and $1 a
$45 machine and 12 new and latest
records for $40, $5 cai,h and $1.50 a
$25 machines and 24 new and latest
records for $15, $2 cash and $1 a
$20 machine and 10 new'j?nd latest
selections for $9, $1 cash and $1 a
$15 machine and 10 new and lat
est selections for $8, $1 cash and $1
$15 machines and 10 new and latest
selections for $7, $1 cash and $1 a
There are also several machines in
good order, which will be sold with
79 new and latest records, $29.65, $5.65
cash and $1.50 a month.
Remember that every machine is
in perfect playable condition.
This is the greatest sale of modern
TALK MACHINES ever held.
In addition to the greatly reduced
prices we arrange with any buyer the
most reasonable terms of payment, as
above, or strictly confidential in any
other manner as best suits the con
venience of each purchaser.
Make a small deposit to showgood
faith then pay a iittle each week or
each month.
We'll send these machines and rec
ord anywhere subject to trial.
If any instrument, after delivery, is
not entirely satisfactory, it may be
returned, for Eilers Music House is a
Money-Back Store. No transaction
here is right that does not mean sat
isfaction to the buyer.
Ask also about our liberal exchange
privileges extended to every buyer
during this sale.
Eilers Bldg., Alder Street at Seventh
The Nation's Largest Dealers
I imps- , , . - -