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-a- Week Saturday Edition i u vv o r uu ud TWELFTH TEAR. NO. 76. ENTERPRISE, WALLOWA COUNTY, ORE., SATURDAY, JANUARY 21, 1911. OK FDR "HARMON IN Boom for Ohio's Governor as Democratic Presidential Candidate Launched. CHAMP CLARK FORESEES VICTORY FOR PARTY Nation's Leaders of Minority Party Gather In Baltimore to Honor Mem ory of Andrew Jackson and to Cele brate November Victories Coming Speaker of House Pleads for Prom ise Fulfillment. f Baltimore, Jan. n.-'Harmon and harmony" is the rallylng-cry of a con siderable faction of the nation's dem ocratic leaders, who met in Baltimore today ostensibly to honor the memory of Andrew Jackson in the city where he was first nominated for the presi dency. Little was heard about Andy, however, at least during the early stages of today's Jollification, he be ing, as a Tammany statesman ' ex pressed It, "a stiff," but much was heard of Harmon, Woodrow Wilson, Gaynor, Folk, Francis and other lead ing democrats who are looked upon as candidates for the presidential nom ination before next year's democratic national convention. Champ Clark's Speech. Champ Clark, who it is admitted will be the next speaker of the house of representatives delivered the prin cipal address of the afternoon. His address in full follows: . "We do well to celebrate Jackson's victory at New Orleans and to Jollify over it after the lapse of ninety-six years. We will do better to emulate JnrlfBnn'V .'1 nlnn . no n ...... . - . u ... buo no a OtO.LCailllV.1, those democratic virtues whicf ren dered his fame immortal and which have glorified the republic and ele vated; her to the front rank among the nations of the earth. "We are also met to celebrate,' rati fy and Jollify over the results of the November election. Crisis For Democrats. "There Is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune; omitted, all the voyage of their life, Is bound in shallows and In miseries. "Those well known lines describe the present democratic situation with utmost precision. Had the author written them with special reference to our condition at this moment he could not by any possibility have dia gnosed our case with greater skill. Victory Surprises Victors. ' "We have lost election after election for so many years that many demo crats had lost hope. If six months ago we could have made everybody believe that we would elect a majority of the house in the sixty-second congress, our majority would have been 160 in stead of 65. Many democrats were as much astonished as were the repub licans at the results on the eighth of November. Now they realize that we have more than an even chance of sweeping the country from sea to sea in 1912. This glorious reBUlt can be accomplished by the very simple pro-j cess of carrying out .religiously the promises which we made in order to win last November and that Is the only way known cmong men of ach ieving success. The people deserve io d treated nonestiy ana lairly. Even If we were not disposed to re deem our promises as a matter of principle, when we look upon the wreck of the republican party we have a . most valuable object lesson of the low estate to which a great organiza tion may fall by a failure to live up to Its promises. "It has been generally stated In ,the public press that this meeting is for the purpose of securing harmony among the democrats. That Is not true for harmony already exists am- vusl uuiiiui.1 old Mill ii in iiinn Li it tr u i nr the purpose of maintaining rather than securing harmony. "In order to give the country proof positive that we Intend to redeem the pledges by which we won last Au tumn, the house democrats have call ed a caucus of the members-elect of the sixty-second congress to be held on the nineteenth day of this month : for the purpose of selecting the den oc ratio portion of the ways and means committee In order that we may have time to collect the Information to con struct a tariff bill or bills, wisely and systematically so as to have the tariff bills or bills introduced at as early a day as possible to reduce the effects of uncertainty to the minimum. "We could not afford to slap to gether a tariff bill or bills without due Information on which to base them and the country could not afford to have ns to do so. Therefore, the only rational thing to do is the thing which we are about to do; that Is, to get ready to go to work to revise the tariff wiaAlv .lantlflnaltn - .1 maticauy in accordance with our promise. "There are two ways of revising the w ...... uu t-uo ivui iu uar ui AOXvn, 1801, Thomas Jefferson delivered his : Inaugural address, he enunciated the democratic creed, among other things for which he declared was economy in the Dublic expense that labor mlarht be lightly burdened. "Nothing could cloud his clear vls jion to the fact that labor foots the bills and cays all the taxes. There me uuiucn ux taxation snouia be made as light as possible. Economy in the public expense is another prom ise that we will redeem. The curtail ment of appropriations will prove per haps as difficult as the reduction of the tariff, but that both will be ac complished, there can be little doubt for this year democrats are united by the determination to work harmoni ously together and by the hope of ap proaching victory a victory which will restore democratic supremacy in every department of the government. S'When we analyze the figures of "The country has concluded to give us another chance to demonstrate our fitness to conduct the government af ter sixteen years of exclusion from power. If we are equal to the op portunity, if we meet the responsi bilities with wisdom, courage and patriotism, we will have a long lease of power. We should not forget that so far as the democratic party Is con cerned and, therefore, so far as the fortunes of the country are concern ed, more depends upon the action of the sixty-second congress than upon any that has met since the forty-fourth congress. Therefore, it is only natur al to assume that every democrat will realize the importance of carrying out our promises to the end that we may receive the approbation of the public, who, as servants we are." GERMAN SUBMARINE - GOES TO BOTTOM Kiel, Germany, Jan. 17. The Ger man submarine U 3 went to the bot tom of the sea during practice ma neuvers today with a full crew aboard. Divers from her parent ship immedi ately began the work of looping chains around the sunken boat. As soon as the boat settled the captain detached the newly invented tele phone arrangement, which bobbed to the surface and was picked up by the battleship. The. captain stated that the machinery was disabled, but that the crew- had plenty of air and that probably she would have to be lifted by chains. ' Rescue Assured. Keil, Jan. 17. Word was sent ashore this evening that the Vulcan, one of the largest ships in the navy had chains around the submarine and that her rescue was assured. NO SMOKING DURING SESSIONS OF SENATE Salem, Ore., Jan. 17. The Oregon senate, for the first time In history, passed a rule today prohibiting smok ing during the sessions. A Joint house memorial demanding the Oregon sen ators get busy and see that Oregon gets at least fifty per cent of what it gives the reclamation service was in troduced .today. . The house adopted a resolution to the effect tnat Food and Dairy Commissioner Bailey be inves tigated Immediately. . He is accused of petty grafting. The same action will probably be taken in the senate. MRS. SEHENK BUYS CLOTHES FOR LOVER Wheeling, West Va., Jan. 17. Lun- dyWllson, chauffeur for Mrs. Schenk, testified today at her trial that she and Dan Phillips took many auto Joy rides and that he caught them in improper positions. He said the woman told him she loved Phil lips. Wilson said the couple would drive far out into the country, then he would go for a walk and return when a tooting of the auto horn told him to. He told how the woman bought pins, smoking packets and clothes for Phillips. Some of his testimony was racy in the extremes rr. . " . . . xueio was mucn amusement wnen he related how the defendant had a special ' night gown" constructed while her husband was absent In Eu rope. ' During the testimony, the wo man regarded Wilson fixedly and took copious notes. BILL TO ABOLISH CAPITAL PUNISHMENT Salem,' Ore.. Jan. 17. There wont be any capital punishment or mur- uerera wont be pardoned If the reso lution Introduced by Representative Clyde passes. The resolution provides lor lire imprisonment and without hope of pardon. Unless new evidence of innocence Is produced the governor can't pardon. To Vote on Exposition. Washington, Jan. 17. The rules :omm!tte of thn house, icenrrflno in agreement, will vote on the Panama canai exposition matter today. The San Francisco and New Orleans dala. gations have been conducting a very strenuous campaign In behalf of their respective Clues. Suffragette Tableaux. - . New York, Jan. 17. Tableux Illus trating the great achievements of the women of history, arranged by Mrs. Clarence Mackay and other society suffragists, were presented this after noon at Maxlne Elliott's theater. - Eight mile of ornamental street lighting are now In service In the main street at Minneapolis. IES ARE ON GUARD Important Senate Committees in Charge of Anti-Assem bly-Statement Members, NO REACTIONARY LAWS FOR THIS SESSION President Selling , Places Important dhairmnnships in Safe Hands Supporters of Bowerman Not Ig nored But Friends of Victor Are Remembered First Nottingham and Malarkey Given Best Places. Salem, Ore., Jan. 17. While Presi dent Ben Selling, in framing the com mittees of the state senate, deals lib erally with those who recently pre' terred Jay Bowerman ror president of the senate, the 1'at of committees an' nounced yesterC y shows hat he has placed progress: as on guard at the head of the important committees. .; Senator Nottln j 1am, who was chair man of the ways and means last sesr sion, is displace 1 by Senator Albee, also of Multnomah. Nottingham re mains on the committee in a minor position. Albee is known to be in full sympathy with President Sell ing's desire for economy, and will keep a close watch on appropriation bills. Malarkey of Multnomah gets the Judiciary chairmanship, as was ex pected. This is considered the biggest prize in the senate, unless It be ways and means, 'the latter being - the one which holds the throttle on the state purse. Full Committee List. . Banking W. N. Barrett, Hosklns, Lester, Von der Hellen, Miller. Claims Merryman, Locke, C. A. Barrett. Commerce and navigation Chase, Nottingham, Slnnott, Locke, Patton,. Counties Lester, Von der Hellen, Oliver. - County and "state officers C. A, Barrett, Wood, Abraham, Marsh, Kel-1 laner. , Education Miller, Hawley, C. A. Barrett, Calkins. , Elections and privileges Joseph, Norton, Oliver. Engrossed bills Patton, W. N. Bar rett, Malarkey. Federal relations Burgess, Von der Hellen, Merryman. Fishing industries Slnnott, Dlm- Ick, Von der Hellen, Lester, Chase. Game Wood, Parrlsh, Bean, Locke, Norton. Horticulture Calkins. Hosklns. Al bee. Insurance Albee, W. N. Barrett, Hosklns, Miller,-- Bowerman. Industries Bean, Dlmick, Locke, Hosklns, Abraham. Medicine, Pharmacy and Dentistry Locke, , Wood, Nottingham, Merry man, Dlmick, Carson, Albee. Military Affairs Abraham. Josepj. Albee. Mining Parrish, McCulloch, ' Bow erman. Municipal corporations Notting ham, Dlmick, Carson. Penal Institutions Carson, Bean, Malarkey. Printing Nottingham, Hawley and Publio buildings and institutions- Oliver and, Lester and Patton. Public lands Bowerman. Rlnnott. Parrlsh, Von der Hellen and Malar key. Railroads Kellaher. Bnrsreas. Pat. ton, Malarkey and Bean, resolutions Kellaher, Hawley, Cal kins, Chase and Miller. Revision of laws Dlmick. Joaenh. Oliver, Abraham. Carson. Chase and Calkins. Roads and highways Von der Hel len, Miller, Kellaher, C, A. Barrett ana Mcculloch. Ways and means Albee. Hawlev. Patton, Slnnott Calkins. Wood and Nottingham. - . , ENGLAND GIVES JAPAN DIPLOMATIC SETBACK London, Jan. 17. A diplomatic set back for Japan is the view generally taken here today of the tariff con cessions offered England by Japan, which is now being made the basis of a new commercial treaty. English merchants brought tremendous pres sure to bear to make Japan recede from her stand of heavily increasing duties on practically all lines of goods that England exports to Japan, FEARED CZARINA'S DAYS ON EARTH NUMBERED At PatArahurir .Ton 17 nn-n. nation of the reports that the Czarina is again in a critical condition was obtained today from the attaches the palace.. Her maieatv'a rcnt Hn to Bad Nauheim brought only tem porary rener ana ner nervous disor der with melancholia returned. The rear is expressed she will not live long. Adventlsta In Session. Seattle. Wash., Jan. 17. The an nual conference of the Advent Christian church ot Washington and British Columbia opened here today PROGRESS CENTRAL BANK PLAN IS SPRUNG Washington. Jan. 17. Senator Aid rich's central bank plan was sprung toaay. The scheme provides for the organization of the national bankers Into, the Reserve Association of Am erica. Under this scheme the forces now controlling the national banks of the Country WOUld b In tho aaddla In case of a panic. The association' will be governed, if the present plan is put through, by a board of forty-five directors who will graduallyUake over the privilege of issuing currency until v. oecomes tne sole agency. The capital will be $300,000,000 and any national bank mnv hacome a stock holder. The stock is non transferable. The dividends shall never exceed five per cent. The gov ernment gets no part of its earnings. AKRETT'Sj TAX BILL KILLED IN THE SENATE Salem, Ore.. Jan. 17. Barrett's bill to make the cotintv treasurers tax collectors was killed in the senate to day. The senate nassed the hill Imrrxlno. ed by Senator Kellaher making legal me proposition to Dona Portland for the construction of thn nmnriwnv bridge over the Willamette. Obstruc tionists, backed by the railroads made strong ugnt against the bridge. Senator Hawlev nska for ths, . portioilmcnt of $340,000 for the State agricultural college exclusive of the $80,000 maintenance which lias al ready been granted. The school wants now buildings, repairs books, etc. EIGHT KILLED ON BATTLESHIP Washington. D. C. .Tan 17 ir-int were killed and one serlouslv Injured In the boiler room of the battleship Delaware 01s evening, following a boiler explosion. Those in the room couldnjt escape and were scalded. xne aeaa are: Charles Hart, Co lumbus Porter. William White, ttbp- bert Brewer, firemen; Lewis, White, Clarence Dewltt. coal tlan Jensen, water tender, and an un identified man. Captain Cove sent a wlrelnwt nnd requested to be met hv a tmr nff Hampton Roads. He said he would sena aetans later. MANY GOVERNORS TAKE OFFICE TODAY Trenton. N. J.. Jan. 17. Demanding that New Jersey cease to be known as the mother of trusts through an amendment to the corporation law was one ot tne striKing features of the In augural address of Governor Wilson to the legislature today. He said the state Is too free with her grants, and charters and urged an immediate change in the law to nrAVAnt the abuse of the incorporation of privil eges and advocated laws providing for ballot reform and the adontlon of the corrupt practices act. No-Pomp For Wilson. Trenton, N. J.. Jan. 17 Devoid of much of the dorim and show wniph marked such ceremonies in past years. tne inauguration of Dr. Woodrow Wilson as governor of New Jersey to. oay was characterized by democratic simplicity. There was no . na.ra.da. and the induction Into office of the rormer president of Princeton Uni versity included merely the formal taking of the oath, delivery of the In augural address in Taylor's opera house, a luncheon at thn Hotel twir ling and reception to the publio at the state nouse. Governor Wilson's lnauirural ad. dress was largely a repetition of the principles of "real democracy" which he expounded during the campaign. Democratic leaders from all over the state attended the ceremony and ln- tormauy Danaed themselves together In a "Wilson for president" commit tee. It is understood that from now on the friends and admirers of the new governor will bend every energy toward securing for Dr. Wilson the democratic . presidential nomination in mi. ' SAYS "EMINENT DOMAIN" PREVENTS RATE INCREASE Washington, D. C, Jan. 17. Argu ing that the railroad's power of "Em inent domain" would operate as a bar to Increased railroad rates, John At wood, attorney for tne western ship pers' committee, argued today before the Interstate commerce committee against the proposed advance. Atwood based his contention on the ruling of the supreme court which declared that the status of property would be determined at the time when the in creased rates- were considered and that the company la entitled to bene fits, of Increase In the value of its property. The decision was made In the case of Wilcox against the consol Idated Gas company of New York. Atwood argued the railroads could not make the same claim because they were clothed with power of "eml nent domain" and could secure prop erty cheaper. JOHN KERN IS ELECTED V. B. SENATOR Indianapolis, Jan. 17. John Kern, former democratlo candidate for vice president, waa elected United States senator to aooceed Bererldge tills af ternooa. INCOME TAX IS RATIFIED Oregon Senate and House of Representatives BotK- Ap prove of Amendment. BIGGEST FIGHT OF SESSION NOW ON Resolution Assorting That "Oregon System is Best on Eurth" Starts Fierce Verbal War Opponents Bit terly Assail Measure Which is in Nature of Advice to Other States. Salem. Ore.. Jan. 18. ThA nrernn senate today ratified the income' tax amendment to the United States nnn. stltution. The house did yestorday. j.ne vote was twenty-fivo to two. Senator Slnnott said this would do much to equalize taxation, making it possible to compel the rigli to bear a share cf the burden. Big Fight On. Salem. Ore.. Jan. 18. Thn hlo- gest fight yet held in the legislature was started today over Kellaher'a resolution asserting that the "Oregon system is the best on earth." Contrary to expectations hlttnr at tacks were made on the resolution. senator Abraham defied both houses to "Make fools of ourselves by Baying we have the best Bystem." Adjournment was had without a settlement and this afternoon there will be more of a fight than ever. As the resolution Is In tiio nnturA of advice to other legislatures all over tne country which are considering the Oregon system, its defeat in pnn. sidored by adherents of popular gov ernment to mean a hard blow at the initiative, referendum and recall. ACKERMAN HEAD OF MONMOUTH Salem, Ore., Jan. 18. J. H, Acker man, who has just cotnpluted a ser vice of 12 years as, state superintend ent. of public instruction in this state has been elected president of the state normal school, which is to be reestab lished at Monmouth as the result of the adoption of an initiative meas ure with that end in view November 8. The salary of the president is fixed by the board at $3600 a year. The friends of the state normal school are today congratulating them selves upon the election of Mr. Ack erman as president. Thoutrh not a candidate for the position, he had Deen frequently mentioned in connec tion with it and his election In generally approved. As the insti tution is iiKeiy to be the only one in Oregon for several years it is expect ed that within a vear or two It will be one of the largest of its kind in tne northwest. Mr.' Ackerman will assume active charge at Monmouth February 1. Yesterday's meeting .of the state board of normal school regents was the first Since thn ahnlltlnn of the normal schools by the legislature of 1909. The members of the board are Miss Cornelia Marvin of Salem, J. G. Meier of The Dalles, W. C. Brvant of Moro. Stephen Jewell of Grants Pass, W. m. Bpence or Oregon City, E. Hofer of Salem, Governor West, Secretary of State Benson and Siinerlntnminnt of Schools Alderman. FLOODS MENACE .CITY OF SALEM Salem. Ore.. Jan. la. Tt looks like a flood In the Willamette valley. The Willamette river has risen ten feet since last night and Is rising now eight inches an hour. Already North Salem Is submerged. The Southern r-aciric is out of business, and the Or egon Electric will soon be stalled. A number of small streams runnlns through the town are over their Dan us. THREE OFFICERS ARE SMOTHERED IN SUBMARINE Berlin, Germany, Jan. 18. The lieutenant and cockswain of tho sub marine "U 8" which sank yesterday, were found dead in the conning tower today when the vessel was raised. They remained while the 27 members of the crew were rescued through the torpedo tubes. They said they had plenty of air. The Vulcan, the parent ship, raised the submarine. The accidental filling of the water bunkers caused tho ac cldent ' INCREASE IN FREIGHT RATES IS POSTPONED Washington, Jan. 18. The inter state commerce commission today do elded to postpone until March fif teenth the effectiveness of the in creased freight rates on western rail roads. WILLIAMSON IS ATTACKED American Vice-Consul Beaten and Injured by Japanese Fish Mongers. FULL REPORT OF INDIGNITY RECEIVED Official of United States Government A-aul(ed While Witnessing Auc tion Sale iu Fish Market No Of ficial Statement is Made But Jap anese Papers Comment on Affair. Victoria. B. C, Ja.it. 18. Details of tho savace assault on Tinitori Vice Consul Williamson nt nim Manchuria, by Japanese on December orieuy reported to Washington by cable were recelvmi last nio-ht h ,., steamer Hallamshiro; Mr. William son went to inspect tho fish market recently opened by Japanese at Dal ny, and was on a hieh Htnnd watch ing an auction sale when a number ot Japanese and "Chinese fish mon gers pushed into the market. Mr. Williamson was accosted and waa al. most pushed off the Btand. tie was straightening himself up In the Crush When sevnrnl Tnnnnt.no Including tho secretary and a clerk oi tne marKot, began scolding him for being there, at the same time pushing their wav toward him and seizing him by the firms and pulling nim.rroni the stand. Mr. Williamson asked why it was wrong for him to watch the sale, sayintr ho would leava if they gave him a reason. men the Japanese rushed at him. Ho pushed one of them over in self dofonso and ' the crowd rushed at him, both Japanese and Chinese at tacking him. A Japanese thrust at him with a bamboo Dole, woundlns him oh the chin. Another threw a block of ice which cut hia hpad nnAn. blood flowing freely. Several threw fish at him. With blood stainlnc hia r-lnthlnv ine v.ue consul' made his way to a police station half a block distant and some Japanese policemen ac companied him back to the market where the two Japanese who first attacked him were found. He asked that they be taken to the police sta tion. The Japanese told the police that they had important business and refused to go and the police said they could not take them. Mr. Williamson returned to the consulate and later went to the Ya mato hotel to have his wounds dress ed by a British physician visiting there. He made an Indignant protest to the JaDancsa admlnlntrator at Tkal. my and sent telegrams and letters to Tokio and Washington reporting the assault. Several Japanese newspapers com ment on the affair as well as the at tack about the same time on Miss Hayes, an American at Yokohama, by a Japanese newspaper reporter who struck her violently about the head several times without apparent cause, nna Jananeaa nowanannr mvi it is to be regretted that such . inci dents indicate the hostilities against foreigners. Regarding the attack on Vice Consul Williamson, the Kobe Herald says: "From messages received by the Osaka Malntchi and Asahi It Is evi dent no official statement will be mad a at rtreaent. Thn ancniinta fa. celved by Japanese papers are how ever, sufficient to nravpnt tha mattar being allowed to rest and prompt measures should bo made by the au thorltles to bring: tho assailants to Justice." SENATOR OLIVER WOULD EXPEDITE BUSINESS Salem, Ore., Jan. 18. Senator Tur ner Oliver took the lead yesterday In a move to prevent a rush of 111 con sidered legislation at the end of the session by the Introduction of a trio of resolutions Intended to expedite business. ' One of these provides no house bill shall bo considered by the senate dur ing the last five days of the session another that no bill shall be held in committee longer than two calendar weeks, and the third that no new bills shall be considered the last two weeks except those originating In some com mittee, such as an appropriation bllL Senator Oliver Is much In earnest In his plans to expedite business and ex pects to have a large enough following to put his resolutions through, either m they stand or in slightly amended form. ' SENATORIAL DEADLOCK IN IOWA LEGISLATURE Dos Moines, la., Jan. 18. The first Joint ballot for the election of a sen ator today shows the republicans are divided. Porter, democrat, received 63, young 82, Funk 21, Kepon 12, By era 14, Canst 6, Feelcy 7, Frank I. English Gold to Egypt. London, J.in. 18. Bullion amount ing to 115,000 pounds was taken in to the Bank of England today and 60, 000 waa withdrawn for shipment to Egypt.