Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, June 06, 1913, Image 1

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Attory Jefiery Arg-iei t.-
vor of Filing of Referen
dum Petition.
Gives Reasons Why Referendum Peti
tion Is Not in Legal Form to
Be Accepted by Olcott.
Declaring thut the "dentist's trust"
of Portland succeeded in railroading a
Tadiinl and discriminating bill through
the legislature and that it is one which
is destined to aid materially in corner
ing the business' for a select few of
Multnomah count's dental men, Attor
ney John A. Jcff'rt 'Jtoilay appeared be
fore Judge Gallod fy and argued the
petition asking the "court to issue an
order of mandamus, requiring the sec
retary of state to! accept for filing a
referendum pctitioji which is intended
to refer the act in' utiestion to the voto
of the people at th'o general election to
be held in Novemj';-r, 1914.
Secretary of Sts V Oleott was repre
sented by Attorn jfrleneral Crawford.
In explaining the teretary's reasons
for refusing to access the petitions for
filing, Attorney . general Crawford
utated that at the juie the petitions
were filed, they wwf not attached to
a copy of the act which was to be re
ferred, which is contrary to the pro-
visions of the iniative- and referendum
- law. Furthermore, a trued the attorney
foriiflftlorr-to the effect the bill is to be
referred to the people in 1914 and Sec
retary of State Olcott has sufficient
.. Teason for refusing to accept the peti
tions os the grounds that in an act
passed by the last legislature it is pro
vided that a special state election shall
bo called on the first Tuesday after the
first Monday in November for the pur
pose of permitting the voters of the
state to vote on the various referen
dum petitions which may be filed in due
time prior to that date upon which the
election is called. The counsel for the
state argued that inasmuch as the pe
titions which may be filed in due time
prior to that date upon which the elec
tion is called. The council for the state
argued that inasmuch as the petitions
referring the dental bill were circulated
and the 7000 signers lead to believe
that the snme was to be voted on la
K14 instead of at the special election
this fall, and that the referendum law
was not complied with by reason of the
petitions failing to be attached to a
-copy of the act to be referred, tho sec
retary of state has no legal right to
accept the petition.
Says Law Kidiculous.
Attorney Jeffery, in arguing his side
of the issue, declared that that provi
sion of the referendum law which pro
vides that each petition, or booklet,
containing the names of voters must
contain an exact and full copy of the
law to be referred, is ridiculous and it
is not the intent of the provisions to re
quire every copy to be represented with
a lengthy copy of the act In question.
Tie stated that there is no necessity for
a copy of the law to be pasted or sowed
onto the petition, as the circulator can
easily explain the contents and reasons
of the act to the votor.
According to Attorney Jeffery's
statements to tho court, there is a den
tists' trust in Portland and it was
through that organization's efforts that
the dental law was passed by the legis
lature. Insofar as the time sot for voting on
the petition, said Attorney Jeffery, he
docs not believe that the act calling a
special election this year is constitu
tional. He said that it barred every
other issue from being voted upon and
especially struck a blow at the Initia
tive law. Vnder the provisions of the
special set, the attorney states that not
in any even can a voter have an op
portunity to vote upon any Initiative
law which might be drawn up and that
the law was passed in order to relieve
the taxpayers of the initiative frivilcpc
until 1P14.
Judge Oalloway took the case under
-advisement and will render an opin
ion probably tomorrow.
Baby 'I Scratch Fatal
(csnxo raise uisrd wiaa.1
Cairo, Cal., June . Mrs. Elmira
Meenes, aged 22 years, is dead here
today of blood poisoning. A playful
craut made on her tip by her baby is
(held responsible.
Issues Newspaper. in-JaiL
Ellensburg, Wash., June 6. The
first insue of the Oermantown
News, named for Sheriff German,
was issued here today by the pris-
oners in the county jail. Accord-
ing to the slogan over the date
line, it is "subject to censure and
confiscation," but the editor, who
is in jail because he charged a few
groceries to another man's account
did not hesitate to "hand it to the
jailer." He also wrote a strong
plea for au American merchant
Millions of Dollars Will Be Used
Improvements In Willamette
Valley Soon.
San Francisco, June 6. A detailed
statement of improvements planned on
its lines during the next two years was
submitted today to the California railf
road commission by the Southern Pa
cific company. This follows the appli
cation of the company for permission to
issue $30,000,000 in two-year 5 per cent
bonds. The following applies to Oregon
For electrifying now lines in the Wil
lamette valley and the reconstruction of
the Sheridan-Willamiua railroad, $2,
501,880. , Tho expenditures planned to be made
uj .to December, 3r, next, total $15,422,.
ind are apportioned as follows:
Southern Pacific company's Pacific
system, $11,356,040.
Portland, Eugene and Eastern rail
road, $2,501,880.'.
Corvallis and Eastern railroad $270,-
Salem, Falls City & Western railroad,
Pacific Railroad and Navigation coin-
any, $134,540.
Pacific Fruit Express, $75,625.
Coos Bay, Roscburg and Eastern
Railroad and Navigation company, $4,-
Testifying concerning the company's
financial standing, Assistant Auditor
Ingram told the commissioners that the
Southern Pacific has available unpledg
ed stock to the amount of $105,000,000
and unpledged bonds to the amount of
In the rest room of the local Y, W. C.
A. yesterday afternoon many women of
this city listened with interest to one of
the most unique plays of its kind that
is ever attempted by those in the ama
teur class. Tho titlo of the plav is
The Voices of Women," with scenes
laid around the peaceful sleep of an
"American Beabty," who is only trou
bled by dreams of heathen women, beg
ging alms, who flit to and fro before
her vision. Miss Rosamon Gilbert took
the leading role of the American girl.
All of those who assisted Miss Gilbert
were pronounced to be of best quality
and well carried out their several parts.
Another feature of the afternoon was
the rendering of several songs but tho
sophomore girls' quartet of the univer
sity. Confesses Murder After Acquittal.
(united rsasa mini wiai.)
Columbus, O., June 6. Lee ( age, a
member of the Iron Molders' I'nion of
Wheeling, W. Va., confessed in the Uni
ted States district court here yester
day that he killed Detective John J.
Reardon, of Pittsburg, at Steuhenville
Ohio, in 1910. The killing occurred dur
ing a period of labor trouble.
Cage was tried at Htculienville more
than a year ago on a charge of having
murdered Keardon, and was acquitted,
Having been injeopardy once, another
Having been in eojpnrdy once, another
trial on the same charge is barred un
der the constitution and lawB of Ohio.
Cage's confession resulted in speedy
dismissal of proceedings which were
landing before Judge Slater involving
the disposition of $.iOK) renin money
offered by the commissioners of Jeffer
son county, and another suit by Rear
don's administrator to collect $5000
damages from Jefferson county because
of Reardon 's death.
Following Cage's admission thtt he
fired the shots which practically rid
dled the body of the Pittsburg detec
tive, aa agreed order was entered al
io wing the dead man's heirs $1500.
Says Prisoner Recently Par
doned Received Amount
. as ' Prize Money. -
Impression That He Was Employed at
Salary of $100 Per Month Er
roneous and Unfair.
in the matter of George lilodgett, re
cently pardoned, Governor West this
morning issued tho following statement
regarding the assertiou that lilodgett
has been in tho employ of tho state
since his release from the penitentiary:
"The statement that George Blodgett
recently released from the prison, has
time been employed by the state at a
fixod 'salary of $100 per month and of
fered permanent employment, is abso
lutely without foundation. For tho last
year and a hulf Blodgett has been in
charge of the prison chicken yard and
in order that ho might be induced to
take more than an ordinary interest in
his work, he was promised by the offi
cials that he would be rewarded with
prizo money to the extent of 25 cents a
day or about $7.50 a month. Under
this arrangement ho had about $100
coming to him when his conditional par
don was issued, but as there were no
funds available for tho payment of
prize money for service' around the
chicken yard, it was docided after his
release to put him upon the payroll for
a short timo and pay him as salary au
amount which was equal to what was
due for prize money, i. e., $100. In ef
fect Blodgott worked during the month
of May without pay, as the $100 paid
him was prize money earned during the
preceding 14 months.
"Blodgett reudored most valuable
service while in chargo of tho chicken
yard, and while he was nevor offered
permanent employment as reported by
tho press, we would have been glad to
have had him stay another month as he
was turning out a large number of
young chickens and was jn closo touch
with tho work.
"Some of the press reports as to this
transaction are most unfair and mis
leading and give out the impression
that this man was being employed at a
salary of $100 per mopth, and that he
was offered permanent employment. We
have no need for a salaried man In this
position and if we did would not bo jus
tified in paying the said salary."
Sanitary Bunkhouses, Better Bedding,
Bath and Dry Booms and Better
Wages Art Demanded.
Everett, Wash., June 6. Charging
that the lumber camp buiikhouses are
more filthy than Andersonville prison,
members of the I. W. W. have tied up
a number of logging ramps near here.
Just how strong the strike will be, will
not be known until Sunday. At present
between 200 and 300 men are out. Thoy
demand sanitary Imnkhoiises, spring
mattresses ami clean bedding furnished
free, clean towels and soap furnished
free, with bath and dry rooms, and for
good measure add an 8-hour day with $3
wage in the field and $2.50 in the mills.
CK1TK0 Mass U!tSKD Will.)
Boston. Mass. , June 6. The case
against William Wood, millionaire presi
dent, of the American Woolen company;
Frederick Atteaux, a wealthy nianufac-
tuier, an I I (runic Collins, of Cambridge
is in the hiili.li of the jury. All three
are charged with having planted dyna
mite at Lawrence during the textile
strike there Inst year. Judge Crnniir
began his charge to the jury at 11
o'clock. He had iutcndcil to deliver his
instructions at 9:30 0 'clock but rumors
concerning Juror Shuriian prevented.
With attorney for the prosecution and
defense, Judge Crosby Investigated re
ports that Mhuman had expressed an
opinion, but after a thorough examina
tion Hhuman demonstrated bis right to
it ia the case.
Ha Was Matching Chinaware.
Chicago, June 0. Mrs. George
Penrose today visited in his cell
her husband, who is under arrest
charged with killing John D. Van
Keuren, when the latter found him
in the home of Mrs. Van Keuren,
despite Mrs. Van Keuren s own
declaration that she shot and kill-
ed, her husband thinking him a
burglar. "If George was in Mrs.
Van Keuren 'a apartments," 'said
Mrs. Penrose, "it was because he
was there matching chinaware. I
am confident his relations with
her were entirely proper." '
Greatest Opportunity in Her History
Will Be Given Orogon at Port
land This Month.
There will be a union meeting of all
the Salem churches Sunday evening to
arrango for the sending of a delegation
to attend the annual World 's Christian
Citizenship Conference, to bo held iu
Portland June 29-JuIy 6.
That the world's conference will give
Oregon, the greatest opportunity in hor
history for advertising the resources of
this state is the belief of those who
have kept in close touch with the ar.
rangements. Salem will profit largely
in the visit of the people from all over
the civilized world and it is up to thorn
to see that this city is well represented
at Portland. '
There will be 20,000 people at the
conference and Wst of them will iin
douhtcdly make trips up the Willam
ette valley. 1
The meeting 'Sunday night is for the
purpose of giving Dr. Mc.Uaw an op
portunity to explain tho object and ex
tent of the conference. That the arm
ory will be crowdod is considered cur
tain. 10
Would Have Government Sell Five Per
Cent of Public Lands and Use
Money for Roads.
(dmitbo rasas liashd wiaa.)
Salt Lake City, Utah, Juno B.Oov
ernor Amnions, of Colorado, was the
speaker of most note at the morning ses
sion here of the Wostern Governors'
conference. He recited numerous In
stances of alleged Injustice to farmers
resulting from tho segregation of ag
ricultural lands In forest areas, and as
serted that the inclusion of mineral
lands in the national forest reserves Is
retarding Colorado's development.
This afternoon Governor Amnions
will introduco a resolution asking the
United States government to sell fvc
per cent of the public lands, the pro
ceeds to be used for the construction of
the public highways.
Another Row In Sight
f united rust Miami wiss.1
London, June B. Strong probability
of new complications in peace negotia
tions in the Balkans is seen here In a
report that Hottmaula stands ready to
join Bulgaria in the event of war with
Ssrvla and Greece. Other reports also
indicate that the old cabinet resigned
because of irritation shown over eon
cessions to Greece and Servia and it is
freely predicted thnt the new cabinet
will be more bellicose than that headed
bv Premier Gechoff.
California Wins. '
f uwiTKD push uiAsrn wins 1
New York, June 6. Outplaying his
adversary at every angle of the eiime.
Maurice E, Mcf.ouglilin, of California.
ho holds the nutional chitinpioiirhip,
defeated Horace Rice, the sen
national Australian plnyer, iu straight
et, 8 1, 6 3, iu today's piny for the
Davis international tennis cup.
Weather Forecast
Oregon Fair tonight and Patur-
day; northwesterly winds.
Union Not Recogniied, Strikers
Reinstated and Conditions
Head of Wireless Men Explains Condi
tions Mads It Better to Accapt
San Francisco, June 8. Tho strike of
the wireless operators against tho Mar
coni Wireless company has been settled
and the men roportod for work this
moruiug. The settlement was a com
promise. The union is not rccognizod,
but all strikers are reinstated, and con
ditions are bettered. The wage in
crease demanded was not granted.
.The strikors wore instructed by In
ternational President S. J, Kononkamp
to report for duty today. While thero
is no recognition of the union, there is
an agreement that union men will not
ue discriminated against. The com
pany promised to reinstate the opera
tors as fast as vessols reach ports where
they are stationed.
"The settlement is not a victory;
neither is it a defeat," said Konen
kamp. "Conditions made it better to
effect a compromise than to continue
the fight, and tho company was very
willing to meet us half -,y, "
Matter of Fromotio;-.-Adjusted.
It was distinctly understood thnt the
operators havo the right to join the
union, and tho company agreed to re
ceive and treat with grievance commit
tors, despite the fact that recognition
of the union as a whole was not ac
corded. The matter of promotions on
the basis of ability and soniority was
The company promised to put into ef
fect rules which will protect the men
irom summary dismissal without a hear
ing, and, in case of dismissal, for re
consideration of the case.
Want Men in Sympathy.
Washington, June fl. It was ad
mitted at the treasury department hero
yesterday afternoon that tho resigna
tion of Surveyor of Customs Duncan
McKinlay, Naval Officer Goorgo Stono,
Appraiser John G. Mattoa and E. A.
Muentor, collector of internal revenue,
all in the San Francisco district, havo
been requested. It was said their suc
cessors will be mon in sympathy with
the new regime.
Following His Sentence to Not Less
Than 10 years, Manlnlr.k Hangs
Self in His Cell.
loHiTiD raiss laiasn wiaa.l
North Yakima, Wash., Juno B. Mo
ses Meninick, aged 20 years, full blood
ed Indian, is on the long trail in the
happy hunting grounds today, following
his sentence to ten to fifteen years at
Monroe reformatory for horse stealing.
Mosen listened attentively to the jury
when sentence was pronounced, and
when the deputy sheriff, who escorted
him back to his ceil suld "ten years is
a lung time, Mose, and it's kind of
tough on you, being an Indian and used
to living in the open," the red man
smiled and winked knowingly. This
morning he was found hanging by his
belt strap. lie had held up his feet to
keep them from resting on the floor.
For Treaty Renewal.
" (nsiTxn I'risk iissn wiaa.
Washington, June fl. The senate for
eign affairs committee yesterday after
noun recommended a renewal of arbi
tration treaties with Italy, Great Bri
tain and Spain for five years. It also
approved the proposed extradition
treaty with Paraguay and endorsed the
plnn to make the post at Madrid, Spain,
an ambassadorship.
Burglar Attacks College Girl.
(nxiTio rasas raisin wibs.j
Wellesley, Mass,, Juno B. Dormito
ries of Wellesley rolb-ge are to be dou
bly guarded here after causing a great
commotion last night when s venture
some burglar invaded them and attack
ed Miss Louise Palen, a sophomore. A
chorus of screams by the girl students
put the Intruder to flight.
Writes Poetry and Kills Self.
Fairbanks, Alas., June 6. While
in an apparently philosophical
state of mind, Fred Church, a
young man well known throughout
the Yukon country, ended his life
at Ruby, after penning a note to
the coroner, inverse, according to
word received here today. Anoth-
er note was found addressed to his
mother, saying: 1 Don 't cry when
you read this; 'tis God's Will I go,
for He came to my cabin door and
said ' come, ' so I go. " -
Examinations Will Bogin Monday and
Will Continue Throughout Week
at Institution.
Today is the last day of regular class
work at Willamette university. On Mon
day examinations will begin and con
tinue throughout next week and the
Monday of tho next week. The final
commencement exercises take place one
week from Wednosday.
The orators are very busy proparing
for the oratorical contest to be hold
between tho literary societios on com
mencement week.
This evening the Y. M. and Y. W. C.
A. will hold a r'ption to the seniors
iu Katon hall. liys will be final big
varsity function Ot. the year.
The rhilodpsians recently elocted the
following officers: President, Ava Me
Mahau; vice-president, Inct.Oolfra; sec
retary, Ruth Tanker; treasurer, Beryl
Holt; critic, Stella Graham; reporter,
Ola Clark; sergeant at-arms, Clara
The sophomoros elocted Vhe' folUwitig
officers for new year. President, Em
ory Doan; vicoprosidont, Florence
Page; secretary, Daisy Mulkoy; report
er, Harry Irviuo; sergcant-at-arma, Ja
cob Stocker.
A complaint charging F. II. Suodgrass
with assault and battery on the person
of Sum Davis, a convict, was filed in
the justico of tho peace court this morn
ing, L. II. McMahau appearing aa the
private prosocutor.
It is alleged In the complaint that
Snoilgrass assaulted Davis on tho
streets of this city on May 10 this year.
This action ia tho ultimatum of a sen
Hal ion which occurred last May when
Davis, who was a paroled prisoner, was
chased and caught in the vicinity of the
feed sheds on West Ccntor street. As
sisted by Officor Woolory, Snodgrass
and another guard nt the prison, cap
tured Davis and returned him to prison
for breaking his parole. While Snod
grass and the other guard were holding
the prisoner on the corner of State and
Center streets until Officor Woolory en
gaged an auto, tho prisoner mumbled a
few words and Snodgrass struck him
two times. Davis was securely hand
cuffed and when the guard struck him
tho first time, blood streamed out of his
noso. In explaining Why tie struck the
prisoner, Snodgrass stated at tho time
that Davis was calling hi in vilo names.
West Would Not Act.
"I waited until this timo before
bringing this action with the hopes that
Govornor West would either discharge
or prnsoriito Snodgrass for this vicious
and uncalled for abuse of the prison
er," stated McMahan today, "but he
has refused to act either way."
Attorney McMahan, several years
ago, was a leading factor in instigating
an inventigHtiim at the prison wherein
several convicts hail been whipped and
flogged. Ho also acted in behalf of a
prisoner who was shut In the foot by a
local officer and succeeded in obtaining
a nominal damage, Judge Kelly, who
presided in the ruse, informed the jury
that no officer of the slate or city had
u legal right to shoot at or strike an
other person unless that person had
I ciiniuiittci! a fclonv.
At the present time SiiiHlgrn holds
the position of Biipcrintcinli-nt of the
guards at the prison, He was formerly
a deputy warden. '
Money for Boosters.
Oukland, ul., June 0. The eit
ci nncil hss appropriated $500 fur the
OaklBnd "Boosters" who will leavs
for the Portland Rose Carnival next
Saturday. The monoy will he expended
ia advertising Oakland In the cities be
twees here sad Portland.
Heads of Windy City's Largest
Banks and Department
Stores Witnesses
Says Connection of Low Wages and Im
morality Infinitesimal, if It Exists
at All.
(unhid miss LI IS id wiaa.1
Chicago, June S, The senate investi
gation commiteo resumed today its
probe into vice conditions here. About
40 witnesses, including the heads of
Chicago's largest bauks and depart
ment stores, and economists will testi
fy. ' . ; .
The witnesses will be asked regarding
wage's paid malo employes and whether
the low wages of men are contributing
factors to the ruin of young girls. They
also will be asked whether married men
average better wages than single men,
and whether the wages paid married
men are sufficient to support s family,
without compelling the children to
leave school and go to work.
It is expected that the committee will
rocommend s minimum wage law aa a
result of the investigation. ' i
The bankers who responded to the
subpoenaes of the committee represent
ed (1,000,000,000 of capital. George
M. Reynolds, president of the Commer
cial and Continental National bank, the
Hibernian and other banks, testified
that the wage of men In the banking
business averaged (000 a year. He said:
"We have Bever investigated what it
costs a man to support himself and
wife and a child. In my opinion. It
would work wron to uteri( te fix a
minimum wage for men, It would put
all labor on s par. t believe merit
should be rewarded,"
James Simpson, manager of the great
Marshall Field department store, testi
fied that his concern employes 3150
men and boys at an average of $19 per
week, and a minimum of $12 per week
for men over 21 years of ago. He said
that no married men got less than $13
a week, and that no boy gets less than
Simpson thought a federal minimum
wage law for men would be good, but
he was opposed to such a state law.
"The connection of low ' wages and
thoso home conditions which cause im
morality is infiultesimal, If it exists at
all," he said.
With the widows' pension act in ef
fect but four days and applications fil
ed during that time for pensions call
ing for a mouth allowance in the total
sum of $112.50, county officials are be
ing led to believe that before very long
County Treasurer Moore will be com
pelled to turn over about alt the tax
monoy handed to him by Sheriff Ksch.
The applications for pensions aro being
filed thick and fast since the law went
into effect and up to date seventeen
widows have announced their desire to
be aided by the county.
According to county statistics, thore
are a thousand widows In Marion coun
ty, Figuring that each widow is the
mother of at least two children, and
providing that tho county court sees fit
to favorably recognize each application,
this county woud be required to ex
ieud monthly approximately $17,000 or
$210,000 a year.
It is not probable, however, that the
county court will grant many of the a
plications filed, but it is believed that
in the majority of cases, the widows of
the county who ask for the pension will
he awarded tho privilege of drawing the
10 per month for tho first child and
7. no per month for every other child
under the age of HI years Tho county
judge is given considerabln power to
decide iu pension cases, but up to ths
present time, there has not been any
definite action taken.
Kills Throe Persons.
osiTsn rssna uusno wiss.l
Canton, (., Juno fl. Throe murders
are laid today at tho door of Robert
Roache, who flew Into a rage when he
came home and found his wife absent,
lie shot and killed bis niothor-ln law,
his sister In law and 16 months-old ba
by, After probably fatally wounding
another sister-in-law, Roache shot a po
liceman in the leg and bit another mna
ia the hand. He also attempted to as
phyxiate himself, but waa revived.