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THE OREGON - DAILY ? JOURNAL, PORTLAND WEDNESDAY, ""MAY' 10, ' 1916. .
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IS LINING OP
HIS FORCES FOR THE
FINISH OF CAMPAIGN
Candidate for Public Service
PROMISES ARE GIVEN OUT
REGISTRATION RETURNS ARE COMPLETE-
Salem, Or., May 10. Final figures on the registration of all parties
of Oregon for the primary election 10 be held May 3 9 were given by Secre
tary, or state uicoti Tuesday afternoon and are ae noiiows:
Those Interested la Campaign Are
Watching Present Situation
With Keen Zyes.
Fred J. Buchlel, present deputy
utate sealer of weights and measures,
in making an active campaign tor the
Republican nomination for the public
service commlssionershtp from the
western district. He has enlisted the
. 'assistance of the district aalem of
weights and neaaures, located in that
part of the state westof the Cascade
mountains, who are now energetically
working for hia nomination. In addi
tion to thle, Mr. Buchtel haa promised
Jack McOulre, an old time railroad
man, that In exchange for his active
support irt the primary election, he will
give McOulre a job with the' commis
sion, if elected. V
Other Promises Mads.
The same promise has been made to
Others, It Is understood-; from which
; .H will be seen that Buchtel ii lining
up his forces for a strong finish in the
"primary race for the .nomination.
. ' Those who have een Interested in
' the work of the public service eommls-
elon since Its creation Hre watching
the present campaign with deep atten
tion. When it was created by ;he leg
islature of 1907, Clyde B. Altchlson,
Thomas K. Campbell and Oswald West
, were appointed as the first commis
sioners. Altchjson and Campbell have
served continuously on the commission
. elnce that time. They have so handled
' its deliberations and so written Its
decisions that it has never yet been
reversed on appeal.
Decisions to Come Boon,
It for three years has been engaged
in investigating the physical valuation
of the Portland Railway, Light &
Power Co., and its decision ae a result
of that Investigation will shortly be
handed down. The scope of the inves
tigation covers all of the holdings of
that corporation, and from It will come
the future basis for power, light and
"transportation charges made by the
corporation. The work was in the
nature of equitable litigation, and the
decision will be in the nature of the
decree of a court of equity.
It Is pointed out by those who are
interested In the success and stability
of the commission that Mr. Campbell,
who is a candidate for reelection, has,
by reason of his long service on the
commission, become thoroughly con
versant with its procedure and well
Versed In the important duties devolv
, lng upon a member of the commission.
Prior to his assuming the duties of
Benton ........... 4,380
Clatsop -., 4,370
Columbia ......... 3,817
Hood River 1,303
Union 5 081
Dem- Progres- Prohlbi- Social
ocrats. sives. itionists. ists.
FEDERAL INQUIRY HAS
11 I L fs 5iinromo P.nnrr Hac Fnr
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San Francisco, May 10. (P. N. S.)
The United States grand Jury has
yi started an Inquiry which will be con-
311 Untied Thursday into the methods of
gg certain promoters and their agents who
347 have filed applications for Oregon land
now in possession of the railroads, of
which the United States supreme court
has forbidden them to dispose, pending
era Pacific and Oregon & California
companies. They were originally given
to the railroads on condition that they
sell them to bona-flde settlers at the
rate of 82.50 per acre. The govern
ment has brought suit to reclaim the
lands on the ground that the railroads
have not kept their agreement and the
land should be forfeited.
Ballroada- Cannot Ben lands.
Pending theNsettlement of this con
troversy, which is in the courts, the
supreme court has forbidden the rail
roads to sell the land to anyone.
Certain promoters have represented
to their clients!, it is alleged, that they
had means of securing the land, but
that it would be necessary to file
claims with the railroads, offering them
$400 for 160 acres of land, and, when
this is refused, that further action
(would be taken. It is said that 8160
was collected from each applicant for
expenses in securing this land. An af
fidavit was in the meantime filed with
the land office showing the tender to
the railroad, and at the conclusion of
the case In the courts the clients were
Informed they would be able to get
possession of the property. .
Promoters Contend Vo Wrong.
The promoters have contended that
Totals 241.482 161,819 60,570
5,500 nS.4 34
(he applicants have been fully Informed
byjthemlof the entire procedure and
the chances they are taking.
jf. P. Hayes, secretary of the West
em Union, was called before the
United States grand jnry to produce
certain telegrams that had been sent
by persons under Investigation. He
refused to produce them and was
brought into court, when Judge M. T.
Dobllng made the order for him to do
so. He then presented all telegrams
in possession of the Western Union to
the grand Jury, and these will play
an! important part In the case.
When wrldag or eallma
pleea meotioa The Journal,
Widow Will Avenge :
Death of Husband
Mexican Who now pormer Justice i
Peace to Be Bought Bangers Will
Be Hired Prlenas Will Aid.
San Diego, Cal.. -May 10 (U, P.)
To avenge the death of her husband,
reported .killed by Mexican band.ts at
Boquillas last week, Mrs. Jeese Reent
er, accompanied by her son, left here
today for the border. Deemer was
Justice of the peace at Boquillas, and
two year ago presided at the case
a Mexican charged with the murder
a countryman. ' -. '' '
"Through lack of evidence, f ia
Mrs. Deemer on her departure toda
or because a certain lawless elem
refused to testify against the man, t'
latter was given his freedom. . Tl
man then told my husband that son
day he would kill him. and now I t
lieve he has made the threat good,
"As soon as my son and I get t
Boquillas I intend to hire a numbr
of rangers and guides and eek thi
Mexican. I have many friends. on tr
Mexican side, who will assist 'tan 1
this undertaking." t ;; !
See Victor Company Special Advertisement on a Previous Page
action bv congress.
These lands are owned by the South- they are acting within their rights, and
Republicans 67.01 per cent; Democrats, 25.08 Progressives, .53; ProhiWtion-
I Ists 2.28; Socialists, 2.25; miscellaneous, z.&.
the position, his long business experi
ence, particularly as a shipper, gave
him a firm grasp upon the fundamen
tals of the problem which have since
come before him for Judgment.
On the other hand it is pointed out
that Mr. Buchtel has had no special
I bublness experience or training, and
is not prepared, either by service or
otherwise, to sit as a Judge in the de
termination of the weighty and tech
nical questions which are continually
being brought before the commission.
It Is contended that in any event there
will be one new member on the com
mission, from the eastern district, and
that should Mr. Buchtel secure the
nomination and election at this time.
It would throw practically tho entire
burden of the Work of the commission
on the shoulders of Frank J. Miller,
the present member at large.
And Six Children
4. Who will help put a widowed
mother in position to earn a
livelihood for herself and six
email children? A suitable
house and furniture are urgent-
ly needed. The woman pro-
ifr poses to support herself by 4f-
taking in washing if given a 5fr
4fc start. Her children range in 4ft
ages from -one and one-half to
15 years. Until recently she 4t
had been given employment at in
the Junior League Sewing
Any one wishing tb assist ife
ik this worthy woman may call
ifr the Peoples Institute, Broad-
India Rubber Man
"Bailor" Scotty Shows Stanford Uni
versity Medical Students Things
Stanford University, May 10. (U.
P.) Stanford medical students were
hard at work today when into the
anatomical laboratory strode a man
who made his neck grow 6 inches
longer to get a good view of the room, J
then stretched out his arm 14 Inches J
beyond its normal length to shake
hands with the professor, contracted
his leg 8V& inches to get a kink out of
it, and then calmly grew 64 Inches!
taller to get face to face with a stu- J
dent standing on a chair. ; ;
No, it was not the effects of Welsh
rarebit. It was perely "Sailor"
Scotty, India rubber man, going
through his paces for the budding
medicos. He also expanded his chest
10H inches without inhaling, swelled
his neck 6Vi, inches and stopped his
heart from beating for nearly five .
Baby McKercher Passes On.
Frank Snow McKercher, the seven-months-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul
McKercher, died at the Good Samari
tan hospital at 7 o'clock this morn
ing, following an operation per
formed yesterday. The baby was the
only child and had been named after
its grandfather. Detective Sergeant
Frank Snow of the police department.
Flnley rMcKercher, manager of the
Equitable Loan & Savings association,
was the paternal grandfather and the
late Edward Alisky was a great
grandfather. Funeral services will be
held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock.
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