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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. THURSDAY, JULY 16. 1914.
ATLANTA WOMAN WHO WROTE MOTHER SHE INTENDED TO
BROTHER AND BROTHER SHE MENTIONED.
en Selling's Sale
TIED WITH BENSON
Every Man's and Young Man's Spring Suit
Harney County Takes 9 Votes
From Klamath Man and
Gives Salem Man 1.
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LEAD OF 10 IS WIPED OUT
Three or Four Precincts Show Signs
or Error, Sfanager Declares Set
tlement of Question by Lot
And now another complication has
irone and twlsteo. up. worse than ever,
the already tang-led recount contest be
tween Judge Henry 1 Benson, of Klam
ath Falls, and Judge Charles L. Mc
Nary, of Salem, opponents for one of
the four Republican nominations for
Justice of the Supreme Court.
Ketu-ns from two recounted precincts
In Harney County last night made the
vote tor each exactly a tie. As these
were the two last precincts of the
batch of doubtful precincts through the
state in which the vote was checked
over, a tie it seems likely to remain,
unless It develops that the rechecked
figures also are in error. It would not
be the first instance in this recount in
which recounted figures have, in turn,
been recounted and revised.
This message was received by The
Oregonlan last night from Burns, coun
ty seat of Harney County:
Result of recount in two precincts
In Harney County finished here today
was a gain of 10 votes for McNary In
I-awen precinct, from which none was
returned for him on tally sheet. The
recount found him entitled to nine
votes, and, in North Burns, where Ben
son had been credited with 34 votes,
Benson was found entitled to only 33."
Benson Loses 9, MeNiry Gains 1.
The official figures on the recount
op to that time, not Including the Har
ney County recount results, published
in The Oregonian on Tuesday, showed
Judge Benson to be in the lead by 10
votes. His loss of one vote in Harney
and Judge McNary's gain of nine, makes
the latter's net gain 10 votes, thus
bringing them to a tie.
Arthur C. Emmons, who Is repre
senting Judge Benson in the recount,
had considered the possibility that
Judge McNary would be awarded the
nine contested votes in Harney, which
would have given Judge Benson a ma
jority of one vote in the state, but the
loss of the additional Benson vote was
In any event. Attorney Emmons said
last night, the contest will not be de
cided until after August 1. The stipu
lation signed by Judge Benson and Mo
Nary, he explained, provided that. If
either one of them wants to have other
doubtful tally sheets brought into the
county seat of any county and com
pared with the official count, up to Au
gust 1, either one may do so.
Three or More Precincts Doubtful.
Mr. Emmons said that there were at
least three or four more precincts in
different parts of the state where there
were strong indications that the offi
cial returns had been in error. Now
that the vote appeared to be a tie. he
added, they probably would be checked
over with the duplicate tally sheets.
Should the vote for the two con
testants remain a tie, as it now appears
to be, the result would have to be set
tled by drawing lots. Secretary of
Btate Olcott explained the procedure
over the long-distance telephone last
Law Provides DnwtK Lots.
"Buch a contingency is covered by
chapter 204 of the session laws of 1913,
on page 393," said Mr. Olcott. "The law
provides that, at a date set by the Sec
retary of State, the contestants or their
representatives shall appear before the
Secretary and draw lota for the nomi
nation. This procedure waa followed
recently In the cases of several candi
dates for the Legislature whose names
had been written In on the Progressive
or Democratic ballots for the nomina
tion. I do not recall any Instance,
however,' where the nomination for so
Important an office as Justice of the
Supreme Court has had to be settled In
So far as any official knows, there
never has been a contest for an im
portant state office that parallels the
one between Judges Benson and Mc
Nary. When the unofficial figures
were compiled, first one and then the
other was shown to be In the lead. The
complete unofficial figures gave Judge
Benson a majority.
This was reversed by the first of
ficial count, which gave Judge McNary
a majority of 13. There waa so much
doubt as t3 the correctness of the re
turns In many precincts, however, due
apparently to the carelessness of elec
tion officials In compiling the results,
that the two Jurists, who have re
mained the best of friends through the
nerve-racking affair, made their stip
ulation for rechecking the results in
Even this rechecking proved In er
ror in some cases and the recheck it
self bad to be rechecked. Finally,
Judge Benson appeared to have a ma
jority of 10 votes. Now this has been
cut down to a tie and the end is not
Still another complication Is possible,
though Secretary Olcott said last night
that he did njt believe it would occur.lt
seems that, because of the mechanical
difficulties Involved In the printing of
the ballots, county clerks of practi
cally all the counties, except Multno
mah, ignored the law providing for
rotation of names on the ballots when
ever five or more candidates were
reeking nomination to the same office.
There were eight contestants for the
four Republican nominations for Jus
tice of the Supreme Court.
As Judge Benson's name, beginning
with "B," thus appeared before that
of Judge McNary in alphabetical order
on the ballot, it is contended that he
thus was favored to some extent in
the vote, and that Judge McNary
might have grounds to contest the
election in court, should he be de
feated. Secretary Olcott said that the County
Clerk of Marlon County had asked tfie
Attorney-General for an opinion on this
section and the Attorney-General had
said that names should be rotated, but
that the question f the legality of this
law was still unsettled and he did not
think, speaking offhand, that It would
become one of the factors in the con
tent. Judge Benson and Judge McNary are
among the best known Jurists In the
state. Judge Benson is Circuit Judge
of the Thirteenth Judicial District,
comprising Klamath and Lalce counties,
and la now on the bench at Klamath
Kalis. Judge McNary la a member of
the Supreme Court, having been a can
didate for renominatlon.
The term "recount" In connection
with the contest Is, in a way, a mis
nomer. No ballots have been actually
recounted. What has been done is to
check over certain of the official tab
ulations for errors and in some cases
to compare the original tally sheets
with duplicate kept by the election
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ABOVE MRS. BLOIS DENNIS. FOR WHOM COUNTRY - WIDE
BEIXG MADE. BELOW MARSHALL NELMS.
. SEARCH IS
WOMEN ARE ELUSIVE
Two Observed at Gulfport,
Miss., but They Escape.
SAN ANTONIO 'HAS CLEW
Search for Mrs. Dennis and Her
Slater, Sirs. Xelms, Productive
of Conflicting Results Baby
Treated In Texas.
ATLANTA, Ga., July 15. Develop
ments In the search for Mrs. Elois
Nelms Dennis and Miss Beatrice Nelms,
formerly of Atlanta, as reported to the
police here today from various places,
were conflicting. At one point. Gulf
port, Miss., two women were under
surveillance by the police for a time,
but finally eluded observation. It was
said they left In a launch.
Officers and others who observed the
two women along the Gulf -Coast the
last few days said they boro strong
resemblance to photographs of the
Child Treated In Texas.
From San Antonio, Tex., word came
that the child of a woman who gave
her name as Mrs. Dennis was treated
at a haspital. The police continued to
maintain that the missing women were
1 Tnn. nH am MTrhlni for tWO
UCI W , V Muw, - a
women said to answer their descrip
tion wno registered at a locai uoibi as
from New . York, under other names.
ThA n m a n f M , D,nnl dnM not AQ.
pear on the hotel register where the
physician says ne visitea a sick cnnu.
A letter Mrs. Dennis wrote to an At
lanta ,oi otfttn fli-m before she left
here early In June for New Orleans and
the West, made puDllc toaay, saia;
"I shall leave Atlanta In a few weeks
amino- to India to live, and I am anxi
ous to sell all my holdings."
Hindu Typewriter Figure Again.
Detectives are trying to connect this
fmm San Antonio that
a typewriter with Hindu characters waa
tmm thara bv exoress June 25
addressed to "Victor Innes, San Fran
cisco." Dispatches from faan Tancisco
said Victor E. Innes, xormer ausibisvoi
District Attorney in Nevada, who was
Mrs. Dennis' attorney in a divorce suit
at Reno, Nev., a year and a half ago,
v. hnnirnt thai tvupwrftef and that it
waa being returned to the firm in San
Francisco that sold It.
San Francisco authorities were asked
today to lnvestlgata passenger lists of
vessels sailing; for the Orient since
July 8. '
RIOT BRIEF, BLOODLESS
BAKER AND PENDLETON PLATERS
CLASH IN GAME.
Se Broke Vm Ax Knba" Tfcax TUT
Are TJnstrua- aad Let Pendle
tom Win IS to S Game.
BAKER. Or, July 16. (Special.)
Baiter and Pendleton ballplayers en
gaged In a brief and bloodless riot on
the baseball field here this afternoon
when Second Baseman French, of the
Baker Club, assailed Pitcher Schroeder,
of the Pendleton club, with a bat after
Sohroeder had hit him in the. sack
with a pitched ball, French said
French said Catcher Pembroke told
Schroeder to '"bean him." and the pitch
er did so. French did not strike Schroe
der with the bat. but. after breaking
away from other players who clutched
him, rushed Schroeder, dropped the bat
from its menacing position and swung
with his fists. They parried a lew
hi owi and then Pitcher Fltchner. of the
Pendleton club, swung at and struck
with a bat Pitcher Baker, of the Baker
club, who was advancing toward the
Fans then scrambled to the field and
other players assembled with blows be
ing exchanged, but for the most part
Chief of Police Riley then appeared
on the scene and parted the combatants,
while President Clifford, of the Baker
club, kept the fans in check. Umpire
Cox inflicted no fines. Up to that time
the game was hard fought. Immedl
ately thereafter the Baker team went
to pieces and allowed Pendleton to
win 18 to 3.
BAKER CROP IS LARGER
YIELD ESTIMATED FOR YEAR AT
20,000 bushelTof GRAIN.
Rains Round Oat Stands, While Last
Season Waa Too Dry for Heavr
Production of Cereals.
BAKER, Or July 15 (Special)
Baker's grain crop of 1914 will be
930,000 bushels, according to conserva
tive estimates based on reliable fig
ures gathered by the Baker Herald
through the O.-W. R. & N. Co,- the
Baker Commercial Club, large ranch
ers. Herald, special correspondents and
This . crop is for three grains, oats,
barley and wheat. The yield for the
same three crops last year was 750,000
bushels, the estimated Increase being
22 per cent. The increase Is not only
for wheat, but also for oats and barley,
although the Increase in the wheat
yield is more than for the other two
crops. A greater wheat acreage than
ever, has been planted this year.
Oats and barley, as well as wheat,
are also promising a much greater
yield per acre than they did last year,
as In 1913 the season was far dryer and
none of the grains filled out as they
now promise to do. The frequent rains
have had a beneficial effect.
Following is a table of the yield for
last year and the estimated yield for
this year for the three leading grain
crops In Baker County.
Oats 375.000 450,000
Barley 230.000 815,000
Wheat 125,000 155,000
Total grains 750.000 920.000
The corn and rye crops are not large
enough to be considered.
Vancouver Man Snot for Deer.
VANCOUVER, Wash., July 15. (Spe
cial.) Arthur Train, of San Francisco,
who was mistaken for a deer and shot
by Elmer Cox, Jr., Sunday, is a native
of Vancouver. He was at one time a
member of the City Council. Lloyd Du
Bois, president of the Washington Ex
change Bank, and James P. Clancy,
proprietor of the Pioneer Printing
Company, were his schoolmates.
Grazing- Land Is Leased.
OX.TMPIA, Wash, July 15. (Special.)
Clark V. Savldge, Commissioner of
Public Lands has Issued leases for graz
ing purposes on 9680 acres of school
land In Klickitat County. The land
heretofore has - been used as public
range without paying any revenue to
the state. The new leases will bring
Olympla Purchase- Delayed.
CLYMP1A, Wash, July 15. Special.)
209-10-11 Corbett Bldg., 5th and
Portland's Oldest and Largest Ex
clusive Optical House.
The State Supreme Court has granted
a writ of review to pass upon the de
cision of the Thurston County Superior
Court, giving the city of Olympia per
mission to condemn and purchase the
city waterworks plant, operated by the
Washington Public Service Company.
Acquirement of the plant was approved
at a special election held March 3. The
company asserts the city has exceeded
its legal Indebtedness limit of 5 per
cent of the total assessed valuation.
STATE DR06GISTS BUSY
DELEGATES USE TIME BETWEEN
BUSINESS AND PLEASURE.
Newport Sees That Few Leisure Honrs
Are Left and Games, Clambake and
Beach Outing Are Arranged,
NEWPORT, Or., July 15. (Special.)
Delegates to the Oregon State Phar
maceutical Association Convention
passed a busy fay. commencing with a
business session at which committees
were appointed. In the afternoon
there were sports on the beach and at
night there was a ball. Fifty appli
cants for pharmacy licenses were ex
amined in the morning.
Delegates passed their spare time
bathing and sightseeing.
Tomorrow a baseball game between
the druggists and the traveling sales
men will be played in the morning, an
executive business meeting held in the
afternoon and a clambake in the even
ing. Siletz Indians will dance at the
clambake and a parade will form at
dusk on Front street.
The United States llfesavers will
also give an exhibition drill. A display
of 150 preparations made by Oregon
Agricultural College students has at
Sidelights on DruirK-ista.
James G. McDonald, leader of the
radical druggists, made a hit on Front
street tonight with a company 'called
the "starvation army."
"Have you seen Dr. Wlthycombe?"
asked a delegate. "Have you met Mr.
Wlthycombe?" asked another. "Pro
fessor Withycombe Is here," said a
third. "Governor Wlthycombe made a
in the store goes now at the
reductions printed below.
This is the only store where you can buy
Stein-Bloch and Atterbury System Clothes for
Men and L System Clothes for Young Men.
The above are genuine reductions from the
normal, established prices. This store never
makes reductions from "values."
MEN, MAIN FLOOR
YOUNG MEN, SECOND FLOOR
Morrison Street at Fourth
good speech." remarked another.
-Wlthycombe is O. K.," said a fifth.
"Here comes Jim." added another, as
Dr James Withycombe, candidate for
Governor and late State Veterinarian
and O. A. C. professor, approached.
H. J. Frank, of Portland., will be
much In the limelight If he eats the
bushel and one-half of clams in Purola
which he ordered for a meal by wire.
C. W. Stinger. ticKet agent jl i
Southern Paclflo Railroad Company,
Portland, was to have come on the spe
cial, but he will not arrive until Sat
urday noon, as there Is 'no Pullman
car before then. lie has the drawing-
room enKmrcd for the trip. lie has
boosted Newport and it transportation
facilities fur 25 yenr. but tills Is his
find an Ideal home In Portland's largest
and most perfectly appointed hostelry.
Commercial men of the Northwest,
mindful of our larsre sample rooms and
attractive entertainment, book; their
week-end for the
ARCADIAN GARDEN ENTERTAINMENT.
MYRTLE HOWARD, Chicago's greatest dancer; Inter
national Trio, dancers and entertainers; John Lynch,
Irish tenor; Heller's Orchestra.
The Portland Service
When comparisons are made, the Portland always is taken
as the standard; for a quarter of a century it has held to its
ideals of service to a clientele at once appreciative and
The Portland ivas never bet
ter prepared to cater to your
wants or to surround you "with
an environment of comfort
The Portland Hotel
G. J. Kaufmann, Manager:
PORTLAND WOMAN WAS NERVOUS,
LANGUID, AND UNABLE TO SLEEP
Mrs. Nettie Edgerton Ends Stomach Trouble and
Recovers Health by Using Akoz.
Mrs. Nettie Edgerton. of 427 Webster
street. Portland, has surprises u
8mTneySnds t her rapMr
SS Which she: was afflicte, for three
cto SlVTSr ornra
"I was miserauio n. -
witn any relish." said Mrs. .Edgerton.
wim a." reMvarr. "I was
Si uTdown: nervous and' unab to
leeling aU the time. I tried a great
many drugs and remedies without re-
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-After taxing mo
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weS and do my housework withouU
the usual worn-out feeling. I enjoy my
meals and unusually good health. I
shall continue taking Akoa for a while
yet. as I want to make sure that I am
Akoa is a natural tonic lust as
nature prepared It. Mrs. Edgerton Is
but one of hundreds In Portland
and vicinity who have checked their
stomach trouble, rheumatism, kidney,
liver and bladder trouble, catarrh,
eczema, piles, ulcers and other ailments
with Akoz. The mineral has rare cura
tive virtues and heals whatever it
touches. Akoz is put up In different
forms merely for convenience of ap
plication. It is sold at all leading drug
stores, where further Information may
b had regarding- this advertisement.
Special Terms Sale
50c a Week
The Greatest Entertainer in the World
Edison's Latest Diamond
Point Hornless Amberola
No needles to bother with. Records cost from 15c to 75o each. Outfit
is compact and weighs about 25 pounds. Put one in your trunk and
take it to the beach or the mountains on your vacation.
Plays all the latest tangos, one-steps, hes
itation waltzes, etc., in perfect dance time.
We have only a few outfits left for sale on these terms.
Graves Music Co.
Pioneer Music Dealers Established 1895.
151 Fourth street, between Morrison and Alder Sts.
Great Northern Railway
TO THE EAST ASiD BETBR3
TICKETS ON SALE DAILY
June 1st to September 30th
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Corresponding Reductions to Other Points
Final return limit Oct list. Stopovers allowed ola and "turn,
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dlnlng-car service.. Compartment-observation cars.
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