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Paper of tha City ot Med for.
Paper or Jarxson county,
ntera aa aecondlaja muter at
Hertford. Ortcun. under tha act of
March I, 117.
WHh Medfori Stop-Ora
NliW YOKK. Oil. 10. The stale
gnprcmc court issued mi order toduv
dircctim; thu CluciU'o. Hock Islniul &
l'ncifie Railroad comuany to show
cause why n receiver should not be
ap)oiuti-d to take elinrpe. of proper
tics not already pledccd and to in
stitute, action to recover fnm the
railroad directors an amount of dam-
age alleged to have been caused the
railroad and it creditors.
SALE OF RARE BOOKS
TOO RICH A FAKE
XKW YOKK, Oct. 1C Like, tak
ing candy from n fat baby that Is
how George Fisher described bis sale
of so-called rare books to a Now
York millionaire, according to Irv
ing A. Nctneroy, a witness today In
the government's suit against Fisher,
James J. Farmer, William J. Hart
ley and others on the char so ot hav
ing used the malls to swindle book
buyers to the amount of $10,000,000.
Mr. Xcmeroy was secretary to James
J. Farmer when Mr. Farmer's busi
ness was flourishing.
Tlio witness said Mr. armor con
gratulated his son, Glenn armor and
praised him highly for having suc
cessfully mado a sale of books for
152,000 to Mrs. Emma Illrd ot Salt
l.al;o City. Mn, Dlrd testified that
the books were worth about $15,000.
AS SPIES IN LONDON
LONDON, Oct. 10, -luVJ p. in. -The
jmlicc have found at Willc-dcn, a mi
burh to the uortutu'ct of Loudon, n
building occupied by Germans, with
foundations and roof of heavy con
crete. They arrested twenty two Gcr
iunu on the prcuiiM'.Q.
Tlio premises were being ueed b
C. (I. Koeher, n German music pub
lisher, jik a factory. Thu police laid
their plans and conducted a Micees
ful raid. In large force they war
rounded the building tind then entered
it mid took into custody twenty-two
German subjects. The factory in one
story. Within they found thick con
crete foundations, and it was discov
ered that the roof also was of con
crete mid between three mid four feet
The Pari premises of this miiiio
firm were blown up recently on or
ders issued by the French govern
ment. HILL STEAMSHIP
SUATTLH, Wash.. Oct. Hi. Tlio
Great Xarthuru's Oriental steamship
Minnesota, which has been tied up
.at her wharf horo for weeks, la re
portfd to bo about charted by the
Kritlsh government to carry horses
-to Eurono. Agents or tlio llritlsh
government nro said to havo pur
chased 9000. horses In Kastern Wash
ington, Idaho and Montana. Tlio
Minnesota can carry 2000 horses
each voyugo, bosldes feed for them
and much general cargo In addition.
The Great Northern will mako uo
Htateiuent concerning the boat.
WU 1. BAKTLNTT
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lanlM ltofwr CtorWMr
ilT EPUBLTCANS of Oregon intend to repudiate
Statement One. They intend to suggest in assembly
or convention, candidates for the primary, and will put
tlio knife into each and all who declare for Statement
This was the proclamation issued by the Portland Ore
gonian four years ago, when an attempt was made, through
the assembly, to restore the convention and destroy the
Oregon system.' As the Oregonian announced, it was "war
to the kntle and kmte to the hut ' against popular govern
ment. Oregon was loudly and pei-sistently knocked as the
"fool of the family" of states for having thrown off con
trol by political bosses by the Oregonian. It was described
as a freak state, because the rank and file had a say in
the naming of candidates and the making of laws.
Repeated rebuffs and consecutive defeats have altered
the method of attack, but not the intent of the attackers.
The same forces that four years since openly sought the
undoing of popular government, still seek it. The elan
destine attack has replaced the open attack the stab in
the back, the frontal swagger.
This opposition to the direct primary, this wish to
"modify it," as Dr. "Withyeoinbe puts it, comes from the
chosen few the "Lord's annointed" who believe they
should be permitted to select the public officers and make
the laws for the state of Oregon. For veal's, under the
leadership of the Portland Oregonian and its corporation
partners, they had been permitted to do this. Hut the
Oregon system, with its direct primary and its initiative
and referendum, Out out their prerogatives, took away the
scepter and overturned the thrones.
Captained by the Oregonian, these self-appointed
guardians of the people and self-annointed rulers of the
coininoinvcnlth, four years ago, named a complete shite of
officials in their "assembly." Among the oratoif? who
spoke in the assembly and for the assembly was James
Withycombe. Among the candidates seeking assembly
nomination was James "Withyeoinbe.
The patriarchs of the assembly only awsiit return to
power to sink the "knife to the hilt" in the direct primary
and the Oregon system. "Financed by big business, their
ticket led on the one hand by the pious partner of the
Wcvcrhaeusers and the Southern Pacific, whose record as
a reactionary is without a progressive blemish, and on the
other hand by an assembly favorite who openly expresses
a desire to doctor the primary as he formerly doctored
horses, with the painted Jezebel of journalism shrilly
shrieking the war cry, with assembly managers and as
sembly orators, success at the polls means nothing more
nor less than a restoration of the assemblv and a return of
the spoilsmen to power.
The primary was a much-needed and long-deferred
reform. No one claims that the best men will always be
selected. But the judgment of all the people is tit least
equal to the judgment of a few bosses and heelers. The
opposition to it is sordid and selfish, the sordidness of
boodle and graft, the selfishness of favoritism and personal
But the attack upon the primary is not confined to the
control of the republican candidates. It includes also a
hnensure upon the ballot to
ered by David m. Dunn, drawn by Attorney . D. Kenton
of the Southern Pacific, both of whom were prominent in
the assembly, numbered on the ballot as 354 and Iloij. This
is using the initiative to kill the direct primary and restore
the political machine.
The direct primary needs neither doctors nor horse
doctors. It has emancipated the people and they intend
to stay emancipated.
SHAMED INTO SILENCE?
IN the regular biennial pamphlet issued by the secretary
of state and containing statements and armuuents of
parties and candidates, under the caption, "J)r. James
Withycombe, Candidate of the Republican Party for Gov
ernor," appeal's the customary puff of the office-seeker
issued by the party state central committee.
The statement is most remarkable for its unusual
omissions. For instance, it goes into minute detail as to
the birthplace of every member of the family, including
the parents of the candidate's wife, save that of the guber
natorial candidate, upon which subject it is so ominously
silent, as to recall Scott's
"Lives there a man with soul so dead
Who never to himself hath said:
This is my own, my native land."
Is it possible Dr. Withycombe is ashamed of being born
a Britisher? Is he ashamed of having lived in Oregon six
teen years before becoming naturalized? II' not, why the
silence in his biography?
In the matter of the occupation of the candidate, the
statement is as barren of detail as it is evasive on tins sub
ject of birth. Since when lias the horny-handed tiller of
the soil beon ashamed of his occupation?
While the doctor is a duly authenticated and licensed
"vet" and was state veterinary nearly ten years, the
silence on the subject of his qualifications along this line
reminds one of the Irish horse doctor avIio was being
quizzed by the graduate of a veterinary college, and being
asked what school he was a graduate o the Irishman read
"The same school as you, sor Ayer's Almanac."
To the Volein of Oregen:
On behalf of our several organiza
tions, the undersigned ask you to vole
for this measure, becausu wu believe
It will result in electing better rep
rcxcntativc in thu Icginlature, who
will make better and fvwi-r laws, and
it will iiicrcjiko the pcoplu'tf power
ih'cr I lie I.i'kUIiiIiiic,
restore the convention, fath
There nro sixty represenlalivos in
tlio legislature of Oregon. This
amendment itssureH the election of
any mid every candidate who is vol
cd for by as inuny as cue. sixtieth
of all tliti voters of the stale uho
vole, H U absolutely certain under
IhU measure that, no county or ill,
liii'l can 'a 111 lulled lis local can
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didate if the people of that county
or distuct, where hi-, name is print
ed on the ballot, will give bun us
many us one ixtielli of all the wdes
ca-t in the stale. It is just us -certain,
under this nmcuihueul, that any
group of voters, mi matter how wide
ly they may be scattered over the
state, can elect their trprc--cutativ,u if
they write in his name on one-sixtieth
of thu ballots cast in the stale.
Iu Denniark proportional it-prcseti-
tation has been iu u-e more than
fifty years. The law- of that coun
try it re so good that the Danes hae
not had an "unemployed" problem
for ninny jears; Hl per cent of tbe
funner.s own their farms and only 11
per cent nro renters. The Danes ex
ported mor, than .ftll.OiH),IIOO woith
of butter, bacon and eggs in ltlOS,
Denmark has only about one-sixth us
much land us Oregon, ami her sum
mers arc so short tltat tne cm m
craving season is oul lourtcen ueeus.
For mre information mi Denuinrh
see the Valley M-'anii of March and
Ajtril, 1!1, mid the Youth's Com
panion of September -I, l'.H I.
The condition of Denmark is proof
that proportional rcprc-cutntiou gets
belter legislators than the American
plan of plurality elections; that such
legislators make better laws, nnd
thereby more general prosperity for
all the people. The wealth of Den
mark is probably greater nor capita
Hum that of any other country iu the
world, and it is very evenly distrib
uted. The very .poor and the very
rich arc few and Tar between.
This amendiiieuVis bitterly oppos
ed by the Daily Oregonian mid other
opponents of the people's power in
the government jQrcgpnyqnd espe
cially by the XWi-TfirMiiiii league of
I'orllaud, which is advertising ery
extensively against its approval. All
its opponents know ns well as we tin
that adoption of Ibis nmeiidmenl mid
abolition of the state senate will give
the voters aluuist.a.s
direct . power
ns the initiative
and referendum gave the people over
law making outside of thcjlcgislnturc.
It will allow t'diial mwcp to all vot
ers instead of. the present injustice of
ullolwiug some electors to vote for
thiiteen repn-enlatiMV, nhilu otlu-rs
enn vote oalv for one.
Kespeet fully submitted,
f K. si'KNCHR, inaster of th- stale-
grange. t- t
.1. D. HKOWN, president of the Farm
ers' 1'niou f Oregon.
W. V. GKISKNTHWLMTK, president.
Fanners' Hociely of !viiity. J
Oie-.'on Stiita Ffdcjatiini of-Labor, by
2:30 P. M.
PAGE, SATURDAY EVE, OCT 17
T. II. Hun haul, president, mid I
.1. Stack, sovielur.x.
People's Power League, bv ('. F.. S.
Wood, president, and S. l"Ken,
Stopped and Rebuilt
Worrtea Overcome. Evidence
i tj a ti I
R S. R, Iho (maiii Moot pnrlfl-r. I
mau'ii arrlulfft. It rnnlrmilalr tin- ilam
net- ilotie nul repair tlio i1aiuai;i' It nl
look nftrr III'- nlhl ilainaeo nml cor
M-vlii nil Irnili-nry tii liliwwt rruilluiia, ilocay
of botira, clRKlnir of JnlaU nl an; ami
all of ihoie mjrrlad nf il-ilnirllr rllrftt
ucli an rtx-iimatl'tit. rmnrrli, unollt-ii KlamU,
ore Iti mil, timmliUI oft, . lliii ami lb
hoit (if Inflrtnltlea -l known ai Ix-lrus
raiirnl l-y lmutnt til' 'hI ,n.l now, Mlijr
ahnuM S. 8. K ! nil thl7 Slmpl) l.rcauw
It li Nalurr'a anin!. n. n n-mnly of -nrcli-Ipc
Intliirtio' It . 'iilalm a ciwi-rfiil, nat
ural Inicrntlcnl, tl-at l, ll way in Ihn
akin. Ami In ! liiir C l It Put only anni
hilate 0at riu lit Ki ' tit camr thi-m
to t a rontcrtil that lli-y are cailly
and lirmli-ly iM"l. -is-llr.l or ilr
itroynl an.) then itrl-a out tlirotiRli III
natural onllela of tli Ixwly. Tliu Ut
S. H. H. lie your aafi'eiiant In all M(m1
Iroublr tiu tuatlrr vrtiat lliry are. It
won't fall you. !rt a Ixiltt" today of any
ilrurotit hut rcfuio any and all aubitl
Ot In coramunlfatlon with the mnllral
dcpartmrnt. Vrlt TS Hwlft SiMtJDa 0.
it! Hwlft lllilir, Allanla. U. 'Iblr IhI
ailtUnry work on hlixwl Iroiil'tnt hi hrn
of InralrittaMx hcnclll jiud has cured a
doit of aiirTrrrra.
UNION FEED AND
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P AGE THEATRE
Saturday, October 17th
lly iWargarcl Mnyo
'J'ho play that Iwih made niillioii.s laugh all over the world, with the following
gnjatTecoi:d: Two years in Loudon, one year iu Now York, Hix months iu Ohi
''(jago, four moiitliK in Philadelphia. J'WKJKS: Iatiuee, UHc, Hoe, fide, 7tj,
f IjmnniK, 'Joe, Mm, flOc, 7oc, 1 .00. Heats now on sale at Uox OITieo
r EVENING: 9 P. M.
NKW YOKK, Oct. Ml. Uncin
incut nlJurnoyH mid cniiiiHcl fur the
New York, New I In veil & Unit fold
railroad held n eoufeieiiec horn ludii,
mill injn'i'd on tlio I'm in of decree for
tlio dissolution 'f the New Haven
ystenii Tim decree- will he filed lo
uiiirrnw. it is nndeixtood, mid though
who tmken lit taut coming In
reco;nlo Ilia many ndvantagra
ot a piopeity lileinleil Hour (or
general baking puipuacn
Fisher's Blend Flour
la tttipetlor to an ALL-HARD
W11KAT l-'LOUH (or
btoad,' cako and pantiy
Fisher's Blend Flour
la a better (lour than an ALL
UASTKKN HARD VVIIUAT
FLOUR; It make n better loa(
c( bieait with bolter tlavor, bet
ter texture and o( better color
than on alLhard wheat llout
Fisher's Blend Flour
la a better (lour than an ALL
SOFT WIIKAT FLOUR; It
fiioJucea mote and laiRerloavea
nf tiAtfnr liraail wl t ll
and of better textura
than an nll-toft wheat
for lt by ll tnxrr
Fisher Flouring Mills Co.
L !. . . .'1
As thi' .scithoti ndvnuiTs, you will Ix; ulili: to find id
this stoiv soiiicIIiiii it little dinVront. to Iti'mpt thu
One or the ninny now things wo nro calling par
ticular attention to now iu our
You' will find it of finest quality.
Vo invite vou to call.
Marsh & Bennett
Second door cast of Kirst National Hank. Phone 'J.V2
luln niiyl'calviies illlTtirjiifr cnenl.
ally IVoiii thu IciilallvtfuilllOrjSjitiiding
alicaily cnlcrcd lulthelwecii tiie de
partment of Justice, md lliu inlli'oad,
Mai Into ami livening
.MILLION DOLLAR MVHTIIItV
Two reelH of ThaahouHur'H llent
"IN Till', PATH OF TIIM FAST
siuti'aii vi:i:klv nijwh
tiii: cats paw
A TliniiliuiiHur "Ficu Lnuro"
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"Tlic Sliow Girl's Glove."
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