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INDEPENDENCE, OREGON, 'RIOAY, JANUARY , 1909
SAYS CONGRESS MISCONSTRUED
PORTIONS OF MESSAGE.
Umbrage Taken by Congrei at the
Wording of Parts of the Meiaage
it Unwarranted Say President
Who Denle th Statement.
Wii: hint-ion, Jan. 4. UeplylnK tc
the rrhnl iilun of tho house of rcpre
Biuilullvi'i UHklnn the pre idi'lit lo ex
plain the references lo the secret ser.
vlutt In bis refill animal tin-Mange,
Mr. Roosevelt Mfnt a special commu
nication 10 ihu house.
lie declares that tlie representa
tives are wholly nr'tintlfleil In assum
ing that Ibo lam u: jv f the message,
which commented on the prohibition
placed by coiiki s' I - l'1" t""1
cret service tni' i I i t aut' other thun
those of counti-i-feUIng ("and "no or
two other matter which can be din
regarded"), 1h Intended to cast a alur
The language which the represen
tatives wanted explained la a fol
low: "Tha amendment In question oper
ates only to the advantage of the
criminal, of the wrongdoer. The
chief argument IA favor of the pro
vlalon was that the congressmen did
not themaolvea Winn to be Investigat
ed by secret service men. A special
exception could be made In the law
prohibiting the use of the secret ser
Tlce force In Investigating member
of the congress, it would be far b -t-cr
to do this than to do what actual
ly was done and strive to prevent, or
at InaBt to hamper, effective action
against criminals by the executive
branch of the government."
The special message declares that,
notwithstanding the umbrage taken
by congress at this wording, "a care
ful reudlng of this message will show
that I said nothing to warrant the
statement that "the majority of the
congressmen were In fear of being
Investigated by the secret service
men' or 'that congress as a whole
was actuated by that motive.' I did
not make any such statement In this
message. Moreover, I have never
made any such statement about con
gress as a whole nor, with a few In
evitable exceptions, about the mem
bers of congress in any message or
article or speech. On the contrary, 1
have always not only deprecated, but
vigorously resented, the practice of
Indiscriminate attack upon congress
i and indiscriminate condemnation of
all congressmen, wise and unwise, fit
and unfit, good and bad alike."
Mr. Uoosevelt declares the evi
dence that members of congress did
not wish themselves Investigated by
secret service men is found in the
debates recorded in the Congression
al Record. He denounces as wholly
unfounded a newspaper story to the
effect that he wishes to make Chief
Wllkie of the secret service a second
Fouche, modeled after the notorious
chief of police of Napoleon.
The real issue, says Mr. Roosevelt,
Is, "Does congress desire that the
government shall have at Its disposal
detection of criminals and the pre
vention and punishment of crime, or
does it not?"
Me cites cases in which the secret
service has secured evidence enough
to convict offenders against the fed
a wtor frnm the nresident to
Spoaker Cannon protesting against
the cutting down or me piiui
tn th.- aer.ret service, two let
ters from Secretary Cortelyou on the
same subject and tne newspaper ar
tide already mentioned are append
ed to the message.
LABOR WILL PROTEST
Mass Meeting Planned In Every City
on Lincoln Day.
Chicago, Jan. 4. Mass meetings
to protest against the alleged inva
sion of constitutional rights of work
lngmen by the courts are to be held
in every city and town in the coun
try on Lincoln's birthday. The move
ment was started here Sunday by the
Federation of Labor.
Hot resolutions from a number of
unions bearing on the Jail sentences
imposed on Gompers, Mitchell and
Morrison stirred the delegates.
Speakers on the floor likened Judge
Wright to Pontius Pllat and declar
ed the imprisonment of Gompers and
his associates would as surely bring
about redress for the workers as did
the crucifixion of Christ establish
Salem Interests Eastern Capital
A committee consisting of C. J.
Kurtz, Andrew Varcler. Wlllram Zosel
Messrs. Gilbert and Armstrong met
at the rooms of the Salem board of
trade Saturday to report ' on a new
I'Miiiu-rv for ihut t It v. It la said by
thu Hialeamaii that Kaalern tupltal la
bring Interallied In tho cannery. Ka
l. nt U not going to be aatUfled with
Millions In Fight I'Mguc.
New York, Jan. 4. A million dol
lars In round numbers was spent In
the t'nlted State last year In the
rampulKn against tuberculosis, ac
cording to the annual report of the
National Association for the Preven
tion and Study of Tuberculosis All
clause of people are Inking P the
crusade, Including labor unions,
churches and laymen. An Important
factor was tho lied Cross. During
the year more Institutions and ornau
Izatloiis for the cure of tuberculosis
were CNtubliHhed than the total num
ber of s ich Institutions In exlHlence
prior to January 1, 10S.
Kaiili Mwtl.cn In North.
Copenhagen. Jun 3 There were
earthquake shucks lust nlKlit at
Itranca Leon and Caliaglrone. At
the latter place a portion of the
eathedral foil, killing the watchman.
WILLIAMS BROS. BUY STORE.
D. G. Dovs Retires From Drug Mer-
ehanc'lclnj In Independence.
Clvde n-d Fl;yd Williams, well-
known ymm; urn of Alrllo, have
hnucht the D. O. Dove drugstore ana
have taken Immediate posesslon. Mr.
Dove is so well known In the drug
himliK'ss in Independence that It will
be hard to disassociate his name frorc
the store. Williams itrothers arc pop
ular young men whose success here
la assured. Clyde Williams was
formerly In partnership with Mr. Dove
and is therefore in close touch wnn
the drug custom of the city.
As an instance of his loyalty to the
town of Independence and as proof of
hi. nubile snlrlt It may bo cited that
on the eve of his retiring from mer
cantile business here Clyde showed
his hearty spirit of co-operation by
paying an initiation fee Into the Inde
pendence CommeccialC lub when oth
er business men of the city refused
to be approached on tho proposition.
Annual Reunion of Butler Family.
Members of the Butler relationship
held their annual reunion at the home
of J. B. V. Butler on Christmas eve,
about seventy-five guests being pres
ent, says a correspondent of the Dal
las ' Observer. One of the features
of the evening's entertainment was th
music furnished by N. S. Butler of
Portland who played on a violin that
was formerly the property of his
grandfather. The Instrument is more
than one hundred years old and Is
one of the most valued heirlooms of
the family. The custom of holding an
annual reunion has been followed by
the members of the Butler families
for moer than twenty years.
Retail quotations, vegetables.frults,
Potatoes 90c per 100.
Cabbage .02 lb.
Onions 1.50 per 100.
Carrots 1.50 per 100.
Butter Ranch 25c, Creamery 40c.
Eggs 36c doz.
Honey 10 and 15c frame.
Apples 50c to 1.00 a bu.
Wheat 83c per bu.
Oats No. 1 white 40c per bu.
Flour Pat. hard wheat 5.00 per
bbl. valley flour 4.80, graham 4.80,
whole wheat 4.80.
Millstuffs Bran 28.00, shortB 31.
00, hay 10 to 12.
Hay Valley timothy No. 1, 15.00
per ton, cheat 10 to 12.
Old hens 10c per lb., young roos
ters 10c, old roosters 8c, spring
'Fresh meat Hog 7c per lb., veal
8c, mutton 8c, lamb spring 8 to 9c.
Hams 18c, bacon 18c.
Wheat Track prices: Club, 90c;
red Russian, 88c; bluestem, 96c;
Barley Feed $26.50; rolled, $28 to
Oats No. 1 white, $31; gray $30.
Hay Timothy, Willamette Valley,
fancy, $15; do, ordinary, $12; East
ern Oregon, mixed, $16; do, fancy,
$17.50; alfalfa, $12; clover, $12.
Butter Extra, 36 to 37c; fancy, 33
to 34c; choice, 30c; store, 18c.
Eggs Extra, 40 to 43c.
Hops 1908, choice, 6 to 7c;
prime, 5 to 6c; medium, 4 to 5c;
1907, 2 to 4c.
Wool Valley, 14 to 15!&c; East
ern Oregon. 8 to 16c, as to shrink
age. Mohair Choice, 18 to 19c.
REHASH OF BILL VETOED AT j
THE LAST SESSION.
Johnson's Good Roads BUI Will Be
Submitted Again With Amendments
to Meet Approval of Good Roads
League of the State.
Good roads legislation will be one
of the Import ant subjects to be con
sidered at the coming session of the
legislature. During the session of 1907
a road law, Introduced by Senator
Johnson of Benton county was passed
but was vetoed by the governor. 1 Ills
law Is to be taken up again by the
legislature. It will come up for the
purpose of considering whether It
should be passed notwithstanding the
Since tho last session the good roads
conference, recently held In Portland,
has appointed a good roads legislatlo
committee which has been Instructea
to compile an adequate and accepta
ble bill for a uniform law governing
road building In the state. The com
mittee has prepared a preliminary
draft of this bill, using the Johnson
bill as a model, though eliminating
from It crude and unsatisfactory pro
visions contained In the bill vetoed.
This bill will be presented by Sena
tor Johnson on behalf of the good
ronds people to the coming legisla
ture. In preparing this bill it has been
nrovided that property holders bene
fitted by any Improvement to a public
road shall pay one-fourth of the cost
of the Improvement. The former bill
provided that they pay one-third of
the cost. The salary of the state
road commissioner under the new law
Is to be $2400. The old bill called fo
$1800. The two commissioners under
the new law are to be given $3 a day
for time actually employed. The for
mer bill provided for actual expenses
and no other compensation. These
are the principal changes made by the
good roads committee.
In brief, the proposed bill provides
that at some time prior to January 1,
1910, the state board, consisting of
the governor, secretary of state and
state treasurer, shall appoint a state
highway commission consisting of
three members. One of these com
missioners shall be appointed from th
state at large and shall be the chair
man of the commission. This officer
shall be known as the state road eng
ineer, and shall be a qualified and
competent civil engineer capable of
constructing public roads in a scien
tific manner. He shall receive an an
nual salary of $2400.
One of the commissioners shall be
appointed from the first congression
al district and one from the second
congressional district. These two com
missioners shall receive as compensa
tion $3 for every day actually em
ployed by them oh the business of
the commission. The three commis
sioners are to receive their actual
traveling expenses while engaged In
The state road engineer shall hold
office for four years. The term of
office of the commissioner from the
first district shall expire January 1,
1911, and of the commissioner from
the second district on January 1,
1912. Tho state board shall appoint
successors to these commlssionesr up
on the expiration of their terms for
the term of two years each, the time
to run from the appointment on Jan
uary 1, 1911 and 1912. It Is also pro
vided that the state board may re
move any of the commissioners for
Inefficiency, malfeasance or neglect of
duty at any time and shall make ap
pointments to fill any vacancy.
The state road engineer shall be
subject to removal by the state board
at any time on the complaint of the
two commissioners for nonperformanc
of duty or other sufficient cause.
It shall be the duty of the commis
sion to seek out the location of good
building material in different parts of
the state, to investigate the meth
ods of road construction best adapted
to the different sections of the state,
to study the most approved laws for
the government of road construction
and to hold public meetings through
out the state for the education of the
people in the needs of road building.
It is also provided that the commis
sion shall prepare a report before
December 31, 1910, for submission to
UP FOR PASSAGE
tho legislature of 1911 In which It
hall set out the number of mile of
road constructed during the two yens
past, the extent of main highways
constructed the general character and
location of road building material
found In the state, the general char
ctr and needs of tho roads n
itructed and the need of avalliibl.'
legislation, together with all otlu r
matters of Interest pertain'.tiE to th
good road movement and thu vork of
the c(irrui;r I'jh.
The state road ct .I'i'v hull hm
provide, rules and r.-ri'Ia'iiuis for the
government of road roiuiruc ilo.i
throughout the state. Ho shall kev
a record of the work of the cominu
sion and shall have hiB office at i'a
leni. The attorney general shall be
the attorney for the commission.
It Is provided that the state road
engineer aetjng in harmony with the
county court of any county shall have
power to lay out and construct any
main highway needed. or to improve
or straighten any existing road.
The resident owners of real esta:e
in any county situated, within two
miles of either side of any road or
one mile beyond he terminus, mny
have the road Improved or a new ona
coiibtructed by filing a petition
Blgned by a majority of these prop
erty holders with the county court
asking for the construction or Im
provement. The county court shall
maVe an Investigation of the project
and if feasible, notify the state engi
neer of the proposed construction or
It Is also provided that the size of
any improvement district may be
changed and made either larger or
smaller.lf special conditions may war
rant. It is also provided, however,
that In case the needs of a communi
ty demand the construction of a road
and the property owners do not take
the Initiative, the county court or the
state road engineer may proceed In
the same manner as though the peti
tions had been filed by the property
The state highway commission shall
receive all notices of action taken by
county courts and after Investigation
decide whether It is advisable to
make the Improvement needed. If
the project shall be approved the
state road engineer shall make a
study of the proposed Improvement
and shall prepare maps of the work
and decide the material to be used,
the course of the road and the time
of the improvement. He will have
active charge of the construction
work. All highways shall be not less
than eight or more than eighteen feet
in width, unless for special reasons.
On completion of the plans for any
road the engineer shall prepare a
statement of the cost of construction
and send it to the county court. If
there Is no valid objection the state
engineer upon notice from the county
court will advertise for bids for the
construction of the road.
The road supervisor appointed by
the county court shall have Immediate
charge of the construction of roads,
working under the direction of the
state road engineer.
The new law contemplates that the
state shall pay three-eighths of the
cost of road Improvement, the county
to pay an equal share and the prop
erty owners benefitted to pay one
fourth. It Is provided, however, that
the county court may assume the ob
ligations of the property owners eith
er in whole or part for good and suf
When an Improvement Is decided
upon the county court shall appoint
three viewers to appraise the bene
fits to be derived by the adjacent
property holders from the construc
tion of the road. If the owners con
sider this apportionment unjust they
may remonstrate. This remonstrance
dhsll be heard by the county court
pnd'the sisue shall be settled equita
bly after full hearlng.The action of the
county court shall be final. The as
sessments may ' be paid at the con
clusion of the work, or they may be
paid in six equal payments, ranging
from one to six years.
It is provided that the state aid
given to any county shall not exceed
$20,000 until all the counties in the
state shall have used their quota of
state funds. It Is also provided that
the total amount expended by the
state In any one year shall not ex
ceed an amount equal to one half of
one uilll -mi il aaiit all the tax
able property in the state.
TO AMEND STATE CONSTITUTION
Portland Judge Want a Change in
To amend tho state constitution so
.hat In ail criminal cases except the
in oh t aerlous offenses the jury shall
consist of tlx Instead of twelve men,
and that In all cases except murder
In tho first dejtreo and treason, flve
alxths of the Jury may find a verdict,
is the purpose of a nxamire which
will be offered to tho legislature when
Il convenes, a week from Monday, so
aays the Salem Statesman. It pro
vides also that In all tas-s exciit
treason and murder.an accused person
may waive a Jury trial and be tried
It Is believed that such a provision
would simplify the procedure of the
courts, and would almost completely
do away with disagreements. It would
shorten the time of trials, It being
much easier and quicker to select a
panel of six than one of twelve, and
It would also render shorter and less
difficult the deliberations of the Ju
ries. I'ndcr the resolution for the con
stitutional amendment It Is proposed
that there shall be a Jury of twelve
only In cases of treason, murder In
any depree, arson and robbery. In all
other criminal prosecutions, the Jury
Is to be composed of six men.
There Is a provision relating to civ
il cases, that there shall be a Jury
of twelve only In cases where $2000
or more is Involved, Juries In other
civil cases are to be composed of six
men, and in all civil cases it Is
proposed that eight of the Jury Is to
be sufficient to agree upon a ver
dict. The resolution was drawn by Cir
cuit Judge Cleland of Multnomah for
the purpose of Improving on the ex
isting conditions of court procedure.
COUNT LANDS IN JAIL
Alleged Scion of Nobility Passed
San Francisco, Jan. 4. After wan
dering about the streets of San Fran
cisco for 48 hours without a penny
in his pockets and suffering from
hunger and exposure, Count W. von
Gassendorff, claiming to be the scion
of a noble German house, whose es
tates are valued at about $2,000,000,
was lodged in the city Jail Saturday
night. The count will be held at the
Jail, pending advices from Portland,
where he Is wanted on a charge of
obtaining money under false pre
tenses. Chang Given 25 Years.
San Francisco, Jan. 4. In Whan
Chang, the Corean who shot and
killed Durham White Stevens In this
city last March, was sentenced Sat
urday to Berve a term of 25 years
In the state penitentiary at San
Kennedy's Laxative Cough Syrup
tastes nearly as good as maple sugar.
It cures the cold by gently moving the
bowels and at the same time it is
soothing for throat irritation, thereby
stopping the cough. Sold by D. G.
Kach Normal for Itself.
Roseburg Senator Abraham will
introduce a bill at the coming ses
sion of the legislature to cover the
normal school situation completely.
Under the provisions of the proposed
bill each district. in which the nor
mal school la situated will be com
pelled to finance its own normal
without the aid of other districts.
The measure provides that the state
shall be divided into five different
districts, each one of which will be
entitled to one normal school, and
they will be supported wholly by tax
ation, levied upon the arsessable
property in the district.
Heney for Attorney General
The Portland Evening Telegram
says that according to an interview
recently had by John F. Logan with
William J. Burns, the i-oted secret
service agent, Francis J. Heney is
slated for attorney general in Presi
dent Taft's cabinet.
In speaking of the graft prosecu
tions in San Francisco Mr. Logan had
"For a time the cry of the Ruef
People that the graft prosecutions
were 'hurting business' was success
ful." said Mr. Logan.
"San Francisco in a year or more
will be a magnificent city, but at the
present there are two business sec
tions, and the business men are con
sequently divided, and business Is not
as good as it otherwise would be.
Ruef's friends attribute the lack of
business to the graft prosecutions and
many are willing to believe them.
INDEPENDENCE REPUBLICANS IN
VITED TO ASSIST SALEM
Lincoln's Birthday Will Be Honored
by Republican Club of That City at
Willamette Hotel on Night of Fam
ous Statesman's Birthday.
At a meeting of the Young Men'a
Republican Club, held last evening In
the police court raoiai of the city
hall. It wa determined to give a big
banquet at the Willamette hotel on
February 12tb, In honor of Lincoln
blrthday.Tbe anniversary of the great
martyr's death is being observed all
over the country and the young men's
republican club of Salem determined
not to be left out in the cold. A com
mittee consisting of F. R. Waters,
Frank West and Ira Hamilton waa ap
pointed to clan all the details and to
make the arrangements for the ban
quet. The banquet was thoroughly
discussed and considerable enthusiast
The election of officers resulted as
follows: President, Carle Abrams;
vice president, L. W. Acheson; Sec
retary, J. G. Heluel; treasurer, 8. Z.
Addresses were delivered by vartoust
members,all urging te importance of
the club's aettlng down to business
and becoming a live organization in
every sense of the word.
Representative H. D. Patton stated
that he had Just returned from a trip
throughout the state and he assured
the club that the .coming session of
the legislature would be a harmomV.
ous one in every way; that the peo
ple's wishes will be carried out and
that good legislation will be enacted
Hon. P. H. D'Arcy, a recent recruit
to the ranks of republicanism, was
given a demonstration when he enter
ed and on motion waa unanimously
voted an honorary life member of the
Representative McDonald of Mult
nomah county was present and re- .
sponded to an invitation for a short
talk on the outlook of the ensuing
Salem, Oregon, Jan. 2, 1909.
Mr. Chas. E. Hicks,
Secretary Taft and Sherman Club
Yourself and the members of your
thriving club are cordially Invited to
Join our festive board at a banquet
to be given in honor of the anniversa
ry of Abraham Lincoln's birthday at
the Willamette hotel.
It is our desire and Intention to
have from three to four hundred
plates laid, and in order that there
may be no mistakes we earnestly re
quest that you make reservation for
the number of plates desired several
days in advance. Some of the best
after-dinner speakers of the state will
favor us and music will tend to arouse
your souls with enthusiasm for the
good old party. The price, $1.00 the
plate, includes everything.
We trust that we may look for your
club to attend In a body.
Yours very truly,
President Salem Young Men's Re
We offer One Hundred Dollars Re
ward for any case of Catarrh that
cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
F. J. CHENEY & CO. Toledo, O.
We, the undersigned, have known
F. J. Cheney for the last 15 years,
and believe him perfectly honorable
in all business transactions and fin
ancially able to carry out any obliga
tions made by his firm.
Walding, Kinnan & Marvin,
Wholesale Druggists, Toledo.
Hall's Catarrh Cure is taken inter
nally, acting directly upon the blood
and mucous surfaces of the system.
Testimonials sent free. Price 75 cts.
per bottle. Sold by all druggists.
Take Hall's Family Pills for con
stipation. School Teacher Dies at Salem
The remains of Agnes Grant Des
man were taken to Corvallis Saturday
for interment. She died in Salem the
day previous. The funeral was con
ducted by Rev. J. R. N. Bell of Cor
vallis. Deceased was a former school
teacher of Polk county.