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THE MORNING OREGONIAK, WEDNESDAY, JAOTAUT 25, 1905.
ANNOYED BY CHARGE
Attorneys Vigorously Deny
Tampering Witn Jury.
SAY DEALINGS WERE SQUARE
J. M. Long and Judge Sweek Deeply
Aggrieved at Report Connecting
Their Names With Stub
bornness of Jurors.
J. 2L Long and Judge Alex Sweek,
who were the representatives of George
Sorenson In the recent trial of the
bribery case against hlra in the Fed
eral Court, are much chagrined at the
reports published to the effect that they
were implicated in any dealings with
the Jurors, Northrop or Adkins, -who
failed to vote for conviction, and wish
to enter an emphatic denial that they
saw or conversed or had any com
munication with either or both of the
men at any time or in any manner.
Judge Sweek denies that he ever saw
Adkins before the man was drawn as
a Juror or that he ever talked with
him at any time, or that he is, or was,
a friend of his. He admits he has
.known Northrop in the past, but denies
.having had any communication with
Sim since he has been in Portland for
nthe trial of the Sorenson case.
He also denies, and brands as false,
any statement which is made by any
one to the effect that he said the Jury
would hang because he and Sorenson
had a friend or friends on the Jury.
He admits he might have said, after
the Jury had hung for one night, that
there would be no conviction, in his
opinion, and he further admits" he might
have said he knew Northrop. But he
emphatically brands as false any state
ment accredited to him in which he is
quoted as saying there would be no
conviction because of his acquain
tanceship with any of the jurors.
Long Makes Denial.
Mr. Long feels very deeply the impu
tation put upon his character by the
report that he was seen in conversa
tion with the juror, Adkins, in the
Chamber of Commerce building, near
his office, and denies he ever saw Ad
kins, to his knowledge, before he step
ped into the Jury box. Mr. Long makes
The following signed statement for
To the Editor: In your report In The Sunday
Oregonlan of the Sorenson trial before the
United Stales Court you state: "Before the
trial, bo It is stated. Adkitut was eeen in the
Chamber of Commerce building, on the same
floor with the Sweek and Lone offices, and in
conversation with a bareheaded man, who, j
the Informant taya, bore a treat resemblance
to Mr. Long, though not knowing the lawyer,
the man was unable to swear to the Identity."
This article first came to my attention at
Seattle on Monday. I desire to state that
I never eaw Mr. Adkins In my life and never
epoke to him until I examined him as a Juror
in court; that 1 never in my life talked to him
in the Chamber of Commerce, or any other
place, either prior, subsequent or during the
trial, or at any other time; that I never com.
xnunlcatcd with htm directly, or through any
other person before or during the trial or any
other time. J. M. LONG.
AT THE THEATERS
What the Press Agents Say.
AN UNPRECEDENTED SALE.
The Number of Seats Sold Indicates a
Most Successful Engagement.
Rain had no terrors for the Blanche
Bates' ticket-buyer yesterday for men
and women alike stood in the wet, in
one constant, uninterrupted stream
from 10 o'clock in the morning until
late last night. No favors were shown.
It was a genuine case of first come
The sale was an enormous one and
proves that the engagement of this
distinguished actress will be a finan
cial ab well as an artistic success. Not
only was there a constant sale at the
ticket window, especially constructed
In the lobby of the Grand Theater, but
the telephones in the office were contin
ually buzzing and many secured their
tickets in that manner. The malls, too,
wero largely used, and many out-of-town
patrons sent In their orders, ac
companied by checks.
Never before in the dramatic history
of the city has such widespread inter
est been shown in the appearance of an
artist. There is no wonder. Blanche
Bates was born here, and In the days
of her ripo fame she revisits her native
city in a play which has been a tri
umph in every part of the country.
Mr. Belasco has In "The Darling of the
Gods" provided Miss Bates with a part
that calls for the portrayal of every
phase of emotion from delicate comedy
to the very helghth of tragic Intensity.
The Btar easily meets every require
ment and gives a presentation of one
of the most unique roles in current
histrionic literature. The setting of
this great piece Is noteworthy as hav
ing been so fraught with native color
as to breathe the very essence of Jap
anese life and sentiment.
With tho record of two seasons' un
broken run in New York, of having
been a wonderful success at the St.
Louis Fair, Miss Bates Is certain to
capture Portland by storm and to deep
en the affection which the public of
her native city have for her.
"THE CRIME OF DUBOSQ."
The Drama of Breathless Interest at
the Columbia Theater.
"The Crime of Dubosq" is a play not to
he overlooked by the theater-goer.
It Is put on at the attractive Columbia
Theater all this week in extremely ef
fective style elaborate, beautiful settings:
an intensely Interesting drama replete
with exciting situations; a star (Mr.
Keane) who would shine anywhere, and
a supporting company (the Columbia
stock company) than which there Is no
better In America.
At the very moderate Columbia Theater
prices this first production In the United
States of Sir Henry Irvlng's great play Is
an unusual offering to lovers of the thea
terpromising surely to everyone In the
audience an evenings full measure of ea
It Is exciting, of course.
It Is Immensely melodramatic at certain
It 1b tragic in certain passages.
It is thrilling always.
This is what the great Irving delighted
inJust these large moments of emotional
stress that bring out the capabilities of
phenomenal actor folk.
And, although it is not purely a tale of
love, there are sweet and tender scenes
that supply the contrasts of the strong
It also ends happily.
You are wrought up to a high tension
following the hero as he faces the guillo
tine .and confronts the prospect of losing
his Itfe. his honor, his affianced bride, his
all and then!
He la saved!
You leave the theater breathless, but
Don't miss it ,
"Nettle" Drawing Large Crowds.
"Nettie, the NewsgirL" the play that
is now on at tho-' Empire Theater, was
one of the" few' big successes In the
East last season- The play comes to
Portland with the same cast, and
scenic equipment used in their New
York engagement, and with the un
stinted praise of the press througaout
the Eastern country. The -engagement
at the Empire Js a big success. A reg
ular matinee will be given Saturday.
William Collier in "The Dictator."
"A gale of merriment" aptly describes
the Richard Harding Davis farce, "The
Dictator." In which Mr. William Collier
had a long and successful engagement at
the Criterion Theater, New York. Patrons
of the aiarquam Grand Theater will have
their opportunity of laughing at the fun
ny situations and enjoying the clever
performance which Mr. Collier gives to
morrow, January 6 and 27. with a special
matinee only on January 28. The splendid
success which the play has met
with and the talk it created during the
long engagement in New York should at
tract a big house. Seats are now selling.
DEATH OF OLD SETTLER.
Eastern Multnomah County Pioneer
Succumbs to Stroke of Paralysis.
GRESHAM. Or.. Jan. . 24.-Special.)
Jeremiah Stanley, one of the first set
tlers of Eastern Multnomah, died sud
denly at the home of his son near here
on Saturday morning last. He was
stricken with paralysis nearly two
years ago and never fully recovered,
although he so far Improved as to be
about until the hour of his death, when
a second stroke suddenly ended his
Mr. Stanley was born In Howard
County, Missouri, January 25. 1829,
from where he went to Texas with his
parents while still a boy. In 1S52 be
came across the plains with his father
and brothers and settled here upon a
donation land claim which is now own
ed by his two sons and upon which he
died. In 1SG5 he was married to Mrs.
Lucinda Russell, six children being the
fruit of their union. Mrs. Stanley died
In 1895, and the following year, August
6. 1896, he was again married to Mrs.
Clarissa Thorp. The second Mrs. Stan
ley died September 21 of last year, since
which time Mr. Stanley s health has
gradually failed until the end came as
he was sitting in his easy chair.
Of all his family but two sons re
main. Joseph and William, who live
upon the old farm with families of
Mr. Stanley's life was an exemplary
one and he was widely known through
out this part of the state. His funeral
took place at Gresham Cemetery yes
terday afternoon, several hundred per
sons attending the services at the
Methodist Church and at the grave.
Rev. M. L. Hardlngham officiated.
DEFENDS THE CONFESSIONAL.
Catholic Father Says It Brings Relief
to the Soul.
The third meeting of the mission being
conducted at St. Patrick's Church was
held last night, tho services being con
ducted by Father Thomas C McKeogh,
S. J. After the reciting of the beads he
spoke on "The Practice of Our Oracular
Confession In the Catholic Church."
He said in part:
"The confessional had its source in the
demands o human nature. Despite the
fact that the telling of our misdoings to
another is deeply humiliating and most
repugnant to the heart of man, self-reve-
latlon Is one of the demands of the soul.
I have but to refer to the relief found by
Eugene Aram in the telling of his great
sin to the boy, to make this plain. I
might also refer to the . murderer, who
crept to the craln-'a'S'd' tnere brokenly
whispered" othe child of his victim his
awful crime. What Induced these men
to confess? Nothing but the deep-seated
Instinct of human nature which compels
us to communicate to others our sins in
order to secure at least mental relief and
in part to lift the great load of the mind."
In summing up his arguments Father
"Christ, aa a man, had the power to
forgive sins, as is Instanced in the cure
of the man sick with palsy. Christ as man
delegated this power to his apostles when
he said to them in the words of St. John,
Receh-e ye the Holy Ghost: whose so
ever sins ye remit, they are remitted
unto them, and whose soever sins ye re
tain, they are retained.
"As Christ instituted his church for all
time to last until the end of the world,
this power of the forgiveness of sins was
to last In the church unto the end of the
world. This power were vain and use
less, unless it could be exercised; It being
a judicial power, it cannot be exercised
without a knowledge of the cause. This
cause Is the sinner's own prii-atelns, and
knowledge cannot be gathered, except
from the penitent's own Hps, hence the
necessity of oracular confession."
The reverend speaker concluded by an
swering some of the objections usually
brought against the confessional, and
enumerated the more important of the
temporal and spiritual advantages of the
The services were concluded with tho
benedlcition of the most blessed sacra
ASK VOTE ON HIGH SCHOOL.
East Siders Wish Money Raised for
The following petition has been sent
to the School Board by residents of the
East Side, requesting a vbte on the pro-
posea High school:
-Portland. Jan. 24. 1905. To the
School Board of District No. 1, Port
land. Or. Gentlemen: We respectfullv
petition your honorable body to call a
special election or the qualified voters
of District No 1. Portland No. 1. to vote
on the question of issuing $100,000 In
bonds for the erection of a High School
building on the East Side in accord
ance with the wishes expressed at the
last annual meeting.
The Late Jeremiah Stanley.
LOWEST FREIGHT RATE
EUGENIE FAUTREL CHARTERED
AT FOURTEEN SHILLINGS.
French Grain-Carrier Accepts Bed
rock Terms Investigation of
Accident to Olympia.
To the French bark Eugenie Fautrel be
longs the distinction of accepting the low
est freight rate on grsir. from Portland
to the United Kingdom ever known In this
port. Fourteen shillings have been paid
by Balfour. Guthrie & Co. for the ship,
and they will load her with wheat or bar
ley for the United Kingdom for orders.
Nothing but a French sailing vessel, sup
ported by the subsidy proposition of the
French government, could do business on
such low terms.
When the French barks Europe and
Jules Gommes were recently chartered at
20s It was supposed the bottom of the
freight market had been reached. At that
time other foreign vessels that are In the
international shipowners combine were
asking and arc still asking 27s 6d. Export
ers refused to take any more vessels at
the 20s rate, and two of the Frenchmen
prepared to sail in ballast to Australia
where prospects are brighter. It was ex
pected that the Eugenie Fautrel would
follow them, and great was the surprise
in shipping circles when it was learned
she had been fixed at Us.
The lowest rate heretofore paid out of
this port to a graincarrier was las. That
figure was secured by the French bark
Desaix, which sailed with wheat for Eu
rope on February 2. 1903. The British ship
Wiscombe Park, which followed her a
few days later, was chartered at 15s Cd.
Still lower figures were touched at San
Francisco a few days ago when a French
vessel was fixed for grain loading at 12s
The Eugenie Fautrel arrived In port
January 7 with general cargo from Ham
burg for Meyer. Wilson & Co. Her In
ward cargo Is not yet discharged.
ABANDON SCUTTLED SCHOONER
Government Will Take Steps to Re
move Challenger From Willapa Bay.
SOUTH BEND, Wash.. Jan. 24. A re
port sent In by E. L. Carpenter, of the
Government Engineering Department un
der Major MUlls, will probably result in
early action to remove the derelict
schooner Challenger, which has evidently
been abandoned by the rwners, and which
was scuttled-Jn this harbor the first of
last November and has been more or less
an obstruction to navigation ever since.
Mr. Carpenter, who la here on a tour of
inspection of tho waterways, expressed
surprise that the condition in which the
Challenger was left here had not been
reported to Major MUlls. and that the
first intimation the engineer officer would
have of its condition would come from his
The Challenger lies In 14 feet of water
and swings with the tide. The hull of
the vessel is filled with over 3000 barrels
of lime, and oystermen down the bay fear
disastrous results when this lime is finally
cast loose from the ship. The salmon
fishermen say that the lime In the Chal
lenger evidently keeps the fish away, for
heretofore they have always caught fish
above here, whereas now they are not
getting anything, while at North River
many fish are taken, which did not hap
STILL AT THE BOTTOM.
Efforts to Recover Minnesota's An
chor and Cable Unsuccessful.
VICTORIA, B. C. Jan. 24.-(SpeciaL)
Another week has passed without any
trace of the big anchor and 65 fathoms of
steel cable, lost by the steamer Minne
sota, having been found by the wrecking
steamer Maude, belonging to Bullen Broth.
ers, of the Victoria and Esquimault Ma
rine Railways. She has been dragging
the Royal Roads since the Minnesota was
here, in an unsuccessful attempt to locate
and recover the ponderous and expensive
mass of steel. It Is said by those aboard
the Maude that the grapples have several
times fouled the chain, but that it slipped
before the end could be fetched to the sur
face. The grappling irons used by the
Maude dig Into the bottom about-two feet,
owing to their weight and shape.
The Minnesota's anchor weighs seven
and one-half tons, while the steel cable,
290 feet long, has links each of which
weighs 9S pounds. Many thousands of dol
lars are represented in this pile of manu
factured steel, and It would be a rich haul
for the Maude to bring It up. The search
will be maintained indefinitely until some
tangible trace of the lost anchor and
chain is obtained.
TAKES PLACE OF THE ELDER
Steamer Costa Rica Will Be Placed
on Northern Run.
SAN FRANCIS CO, Jan. 24. (Special.)
The Pacific Mail steamer Costa Rica,
under command of Captain Clem Randall,
is to sail from this city next Friday for
Astoria and Portland, taking the place
of the steamer Geo. W. Elder, which was
wrecked by striking a rock in the Colum
bia. The Costa Rica was to have been
sent to Central America tp relieve the
Newport, but urgent need of a vessel to
take the Elder's place has caused the re
arrangement of schedule.
Captain Randall, who has an enviable
reputation for ability and coolness In time
of trouble, is to arrive overland from
Portland and take command of the Costa
Rica. This vessel Is, however, unfitted
by age and. equipment to take a pcrma
nent place on the Columbia River route.
and it is likely that the Newport, one
of the finest Of the smaller Pacific Mail
liners, may soon be placed on the north
OLYMPIA INQUIRY BEGUN.
Steamer Will Be Delayed at Seattle
SEATTLE. Jan. 24. United States In
spectors Whitney and Turner today took
testimony In an effort to fix the blame for
the recent accident on the steamship
Olympia. An explosion occurred in the
engine-room and two men were severely
scalded. It Is helleved that the crown
sheet became hot as a result of an insuffi
cient amount of water In the port boiler.
At the time of the accident the Olympia
was in the Straits, outbound for the Ori
ent. She will be delayed 20 days. The
steamer took on a full cargo of oats at
Portland and then proceeded to Comox
for coal. She cleared from Portland for
Mojl for orders, but it Is thought her des
tination ia ladlvostok.
WHALE FAST IN ALASKA CABLE
Animal Is Believed to Have Attached
With Open Jaws.
SEATTLE. Wash., Jan. 24. The break
In the came between tnis city and valdes.
Alaska, which has been out of commis
sion for nearly three monts. was repaired
at 5 o'clock this afternoon by the cable-
ship Burnside. and the work of forward
ing messages commenced immediately
When the Sitka end of the cable was
raised by the Burnside It was found that
a whale was attached. The animal's jaws
were firmly entangled in the wires and
rubber Insulation. and the condition of Its
body showed that It had been dead for
some time. It is the belief of the cable
experts that the damage to the cable was
caused by the whale.
Minnesota's Race With Empress.
VICTORIA. B. C. Jan. 24. The steamer
Minnesota, the monster Hill liner, which
I went to ea today, passed out together
with the Canadian Pacific steamer Em
nnc nf Jfliwn. and marine men arc
much Interested In a prospective race be
tween the two vessels, -canacuan i-acinc
mpn claim that the Emnress will beat the
Minnoonfn hv flvi clavs on the vovaze- to
Yokohoma, and have made bets to that
No Change in Condition of Elder.
No change was reported from the wreck
of the George W. Elder yesterday. The
steamer is still lying in the same position
as where she struck and no efforts have
been made to, move her. William Low,
the agnt of the underwriters, went down
to the scene yesterday, accompanied by
Captain Conway and J. H. Dewson. of the
San Francisco & Portland Steamship
Company. Today it will be decided what
steps will be taken toward floating the
vessel. W. S. Bailey, a local diver, went
down to Goble. and the report of his In
vestigation of the condition of the steam
er's bottom will, determine the future
course Of the underwriters.
Big Cargo on the Anna.
The German bark Anna completed her
lumber cargo at the Victoria dolphins
yesterday. It measures 2,377.000 feet and Is
the largest lumber cargo ever put afloat
on a sailing vessel at Portland. The bark
will leave down the river Thursday morn
ing. She goes to Taku, China.
Overdue Motor Launch Safe.
MOBILE. Ala.. Jan. 24. The motor
lauch Sisama. from Detroit to Honduras,
which left here December 21, and for
whose safety considerable anxiety was
felt, arrived -safely at Bellse on January
16, after a rough passage.
The steamer Prentiss arrived at Van
couver yesterday to load lumber for San
Inspectors Edwards and Fuller go to
Astoria today to inspect the gasoline
schooner Gerald C and the new steamer
Pemlsslon has been granted by the De
partment of Commerce and Labor for
changing the name of the steamer Norman
The Marthe Roux has finished discharg
ing coal at the Gas dock and will at once
take aboard the remainder of her ballast
and sail for Australia.
The China liner Aragonia left down the
river yesterday morning. Her cargo meas
ures 8200 tonsj
j he Italian ship S. Celeste was towed
down the river yesterday morning, barley
laden, for Queen3town.
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA. Jan. 24. Arrival at 3 and left
up at 4:30 A. M. Steamer Columbia, titan
San Francisco. Arrived at 5 P. M. John A.
Cambell. Sailed at 3 A. IX. Steamer North
land, for Ban Francisco. Arrived at 9:30 and
left up at 11:30 A. SI. Steamer PrentUs. from
8an Francisco. Sailed at 3:10 P. M. Schooner
Eldorado, for Shanghai. Arrived at 4;10 P. SI.
Schooner Mnhukona, from San Pedro. Out-
1J at 4 P. SI. A three-masted schooner. Con
dition of the bar at 5 P. SI., moderate; wind
southeast, weather clear.
San Francisco. Jan. 24. Arrived at 11:33
A. SL Steamer Whlttler. from Portland.
steamer Centennial, from Seattle; steamer
txina, from Nanalmo Sailed Steamer Mon
tara, for Seattle. Cleared-Steamer Argyll,
BRIDGES MTD THE CITY.
Colwell's Bill to Levy Tax for Struc
tures Costing $30,000 or More.
PORTLAND. Jan. 24. (To the Editor.)
Having Deen instrumental In preparing a bill
Indrouced In the Legislature by Sir. Col well,
relative to the payment for bridges In the
city costing $30,000 or more. I atk the nriv-
Ilege of correcUng some of the erroneous state
ments that are being publicly made by those
opposing it. Propriety would suggest that a
person discussing In the newspapers this or
any other legislative measure should first be
come acquainted with Its provision, and. upon
being enlightened In that regard, good morals
would further suggest that he should not mis
state Its terms.
There- appears to be a persistent efTort on
the part of the opponents of the bill In Ques
tion to convey to the public the erroneous Im
pression that It Includes nils and minor Im
provements. The fact is. there Is no mention
or reference 'to fills or minor Improvements In
any of Its provisions, while by express terms
It excludes elevated roadways, tramways, and
all other Improvements, except bridges costing
$20,000 or more, constructed across gulches or
ravines. Fills and small bridges were con
sidered by the friends of the bill to be of a
local nature. South Portland' is now paying
for six or seven fills on the district assessment
plan. These fills are all near together, and
cost from $5000 to J 20.000 each. Will any fair
minded person claim that South Portland
should pay for the steel bridges now under
construction there, and then. In the course, of
two or three years, be taxed to help pay for
similar bridges In other parts of the city?
So. If this or a similar bill is to become a
law at any time within the, near future. It
should be passed now, so as to Include the
bridges of South Portland. To prevent a.
scramble from different parts of the city for
what might be considered local improvement,
this bill was drawn so as to exclude them.
A bridge costing $30,000 or more roust neces
sarily constitute more than a neighborhood Im
provement; it Is a public Improvement, the
tame as the blrdges across the Willamette
River, except on a smaller scale.
The bridges provided for win be constructed
by the city under the provisions of Its charter,
and presumably will riot be built except where
seeded. In considering what property should
be taxed to pay for public or quasi public Im
provements, tbe question of propinquity Is not
controlling. The writer has never crossed
upon, or even seen, the expensive County
Bridge constructed across the Sandy River,
yet he. does not contend that the small set
tlement of farmers In that Immediate vicinity
should pay for Its construction; Many tax
payers on the west side of the river do not
cross the Burnslde-street bridge halt a dozen
times a year, yet they do not claim that that
bridge should be paid for by a particularly
The suggestion that the city at large should
Issue bonds, probably amounting to $300,000
or more, tor the purpose of buying the Lewis
and Clark Fair grounds for a city park comes
with sad grace from the opponents of this
bridge bill. To be consistent, they should con
tend that South Portland.' Sellwood and the
Peninsula taxpayers, not being locally ben
efited by this proposed park. It should be paid
for by a district assessment. Selfish Interests
should not control In considering the best In
terests of our city. If we expect to keep pace
with our enterprising rival cities of the North
west, we must not. In viewing Portland's ma
terial welfare, fix the horizon of our vision la.
our own front yards. V. K. STRODE.
Gamble Concert Pleases Many.
The Gamble Concert Company gave a
roost enjoyable vocal and instrumental
recital In the auditorium of the Young
Men's Christian Association last night,
and an audience was present that crowded
the hall. Mr. Gamble, the singer of the
party, is a basso cantante of wonderful
power and purity, his clean-cut phrasing
and tone production being entirely satis
factory. He is one of the best singers
Portland has met for a long time, and,
along with Miss Vein a Page, the vlolin
Iste. and Edwin M. Shonert, the pianist,
he was heartily encored all the evening.
The programme was given In its entirety,
excepting that Mr. Gamble sang "Song of
the Sword.' from the opera "Runny
mede." Instead of Chamlnade's "Ode to
Bacchus." Mr. Gamble's best selection
was the Handel number. Miss Page is a
finished violin soloist, and shows broad
technique and exquisite tone In her work.
She has a fine stage appearance. Mr.
Shonert, who was here several years ago.
Is a brilliant pianist, and comes from a
cultured school. His touch and charming
tone production were all that could be
desired. His encores were a Strauss
waltz, arranged by Tausig; MacdoweU's
"Witches' Dance" and Moskowski's "Ser
enade." The concert party leaves this city
today lor San "Francisco.
Bsnetfa Extract at saHIa
Su tUm rold ginUU agalast il cr fcfaada.
- Girl Z
In office and
work all over
Young women who work are especially liable to female ills. Too often
the girl Is the bread winner of the family and she must toil unremit
tingly, no matter if her back does ache, her limbs and abdomen throb
with dull pain and dragging sensations, and dizzy spells make her
utterly unfit for work. These are the sure signs of female irregularities
which kill beauty and youth.
builds health and strength for all women who work and are weary. It
creates the vitality that makes work easy; From the thousands of
grateful letters written by working girls to Mrs. Plnkham we quote
the following :
Dear Mrs. Pinkham : I feel It my duty to tell you tho good Lydla
E. PIrikham's Vegetable Compound and Blood Purifier have done forme.
Before I took them I was very nervous, had dull headaches, pains In back, .
and monthlies were Irregular. I had been to several doctors and they did
me no good.
Your medicine has made me we'll and strong, 1 can do most any kind of
work without complaint, and my periods are all right.
I am in better health than I ever was, and I know It Is all due to your
remedies. I recommend your advice and medicine to all who suffer.
Oh, if American
one life to live, and make the most of their precious health and
Mrs. Plnkham extends to every working girl who is in ill health a
cordial Invitation to write her for advice. Such letters are always kept
strictly confidential, and from her vast experience Mrs. Plnkham prob
ably has the very knowledge that will help you and may save your life.
lydia E. Pinkliaiii's
AGAINST POLL TAX
County Assessors Favor Its
LAW HAS ONLY FEW FRIENDS
Legislature Will Be Asked for Repeal
Uniform Assessments Through
out the Entire State Are
The County Assessors will adopt a res
olution at their convention which will be
forwarded to the Legislature, recommend
ing the abolishment of poll tax. Very few
poll taxes are ever collected, and the law.
If tested in the courts, would propably be
declared unconstitutional. The Washing
ton Supreme Court recently declared the
polltax laid In that state unconstitutional
for lack of uniformity, and the Oregon
law is subject to the same objection. The
polltax law was discussed at length by
the assessors yesterday, and while some
favored its continuance, the concensus of
opinion was against it.
Assessors who have arrived since the
first rollcall are T. H. Davis, Benton
County: T. S. Cornelius, Clatsop: J. H.
Lutz, Lincoln: S. H. Pace, Wallowa, and
George H Wilcox, Washington.
Another subject debated yesterday, was
"high valuation and low levy, or low val
uation and high levy."
No recommendation was made, and this
will be decided upon later on., It Is un
derstood that whatever the decision may
be, all assessors wllL agree to abide by It.
This same question came up in another
way In the discussion of "uniform assess
ments throughout the state." This means
that the assessors shall agree upon a uni
form percentage basis of assessment. For
example, to assess property 30, 60 or 70
per cent of Its Value or full value, as the
convention may decide. The percentage
agreed upon shall govern In all counties.
Discovery and assessment of intangible
property was another subject taken up.
and also the organization of the Assess
Life Insurance investments received at
tenUon. and also the taxing of franchises.
The visitors will visit the fair grounds be
fore returning home. Captain C. E. Mc
Donell. ex-Assessor of Multnomah Coun-
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Miss Abby F. Barrows, Nelsonvllle, Athens Co., Ohio.
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ty, was present yesterday af'ernoon. and
also County Clerk Fields.. Some of the
members present advocated a meeting of.
the Assessors' Convention each year. To
day resolutions and recommendations to
the Legislature will bo considered.
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Council May or May Not Investigate
New Telephone Service.
Whether or not the Councllmen will go
on their jaunt to Southern California to
look Into the virtues of the telephones In
stalled by the Empire Electric Company
is not yet definitely announced.
C. E Rumelln has stated rather em
phatically on occasions that he person
ally considered such a trip at this time
"folly." and would oppose it in every
way he could. The other Councllmen
may go, he avers, but he will remain
here, not only because he cannot leave
his business but because he wishes to be
It Is known that Mayor Williams, while
not opposed to the Councllmen making
the trip, will not accompany them for
reasons best known to himself. His non
chalance Is due only, it is said, to the
fact that he does not feel he Is in proper
physical condition to stand such a long
Among other members of the Council
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little is said about the trip, and while
reports would indicate some are in favor
of It this cannot be said with any cer
tainty. Yaquis Commit More Murders.
HOUSTON. Tex., Jan. SL A special
from El Paso, Tex., says:
' Antonio .Astizarlan, a member of a
prominent Mexican family, with two
servants, has been murdered by Taqui
Indians In the same vicinity where five
Americans were slain last Thursday. The
family of M. Doan, a ranchman, was
robbed, but they were allowed to go wltr
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