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THE 3ICmTNG OREGONIAJf, SATURDAY, MARCII ' 2T. 1915.
WILD RIDE IS TAKEN
TO SEE WAR'S
Correspondent Feels in Dan
ger as Much From Automo
bile as From Shells.
"TARGET" IS MINIMIZED
r-encta Willingly Show Destruction
"Wrought ' by Enemy but Tacts
Concerning Battle Arc Sys
r BT ROBERT R. M'CORMICK.
Copjri?UL HI.-!, br the Chicago Tribune,
published by arrangement with the, Trib
une.) AT THE FRONT INKRANCE, March
C. All wars are horrible, and this is
the most terrible of wars. It does not
follow from that that tiiere is not con
stant relief from the tragic in the ridicu
lous. My permit to co to the front of the
French army came through the inter
cession of the great French Minister of
Foreign AfTalrs. Delcassc. I believe
this astute diplomat broke through the
lipid army regulations forbidding civil
Jans and especially newspapermen from
fc-oins to the front by asking leave for
jne to see the devastation wrought by
the Germans on religious edifices and
Arrest Followed by Release-
We detrained at Calais military terms
re necessary in war correspondence.
After dining quietly we returned to the
railway station 10 minutes before the
train was due to start for that unmen
tionable point that was to see the be
ginning of our adventure.
There we were promptly arrested.
Back of the commander's office, be
hold what a change! Even the sentry
saluted! The officers rose at our en
trance! The telegram which had been
coming from Paris since daybreak had
Just arrived and orders had been given
to furnish us with every convenience
to visit the headquarters of General
, that man who so distinguished
himself at the Marne and whose rise is
one of the features of the war.
"Would monsieur like to start at
nce. or if not, by what hour of the
morning? Was monsieur alone or with
m. friend? Monsieur was with a friend.
Very well, then, monsieur must have
two automobiles, one for monsieur and
the officer who would conduct him and
one for monsieur's friend and the bag
bage." Then home, bed, and up the next
morning, of course, at the crack of
dawn. & la militaire. No one else was
awake. Finally arrives an old man who
will provide bread and coffee.
Former Owner Mow Chauffeur,
Suddenly arrive two enormous limou
sine automobiles, each capable of car
rying seven people, each with a mili
tary driver and a footman on the box,
and in one an exceedingly kind and
courteous French officer, dressed in
that new French gray, which I am sure
is visible when nothing else on earth
can be seen.
An hour's rapid running brings us to
the headquarters of the army com
mander. We will now see the great
man. But no, the great man has busi
ness of the republic to mind. In rea
sonable time 13 produced a pass to
proceed to headquarters of the General
omnianding the division at Arras,
.night and left are farmers working in
the fields. War is evidenced only by
numbers of trucks parked in rows, as
they might be before a big commercial
houo at home.
Now It is raining hard, a cold drizzle,
and rain and mud are coating the
chauffer. The casual and not suffi
ciently grateful guest is comfortably
inside the big limousine. The machine
skids a little and the officer breaks
"It is impossible to control these
chauffeurs: because they owned the
Jiutomabiles b-fore the war they think
they own them now."
Car (torn SO Allies an Hour.
We reach the top of the hill, and as
the spires of Arras come in sight each
man puts on "the expression I want to
be found with" and then the chauffeur
turns the car loose
Hail Columbia! The road is abso
lutely smooth, with a strong-- down
grade. I am sure that after the first
half mile no shell could have overtaken
us from behind, although we might
have bumped into one coming our way.
The Captain on my right shouts in
my ear. "You will not be able to hear
the shell coming." and I don't care,
because I know the danger of the
she'Is must be less than the danger
from the machine. We are going over
SO miles an hour and a burst tire or
defective steering gear will prove as
deadly as a 42-centimeter projectile.
I realize also that .it must be dif
ficult for a gun three miles away to
hit the racing target, but I do not ap
preciate then that our greatest danger
Is from a high explosive "obus" burst
ing In tho road in front of us. Going at
this speed. It would be Impossible to
step the car before- disaster.
At last we reach Arras, and the Ger
mans, as Is their custom following the
entrance of an automobile, shell the
town. Who can tell but the automo
bile may contain the commanding Gen
eral? Rula of War la Shown.
It is ikow we learn that we have
come to see the ruin perpetrated by
the "Kosches." as the French uni
versally call their German neighbors.
We are led to the hospital, what re
mains of the nce beautiful City Hall,
ar.d 'he cathedral. Since I was brought
here to witness these things I will say
that they certainly went at them with
true German thoroughness. They are
still useful to make concrete, but for
no other purpose.
Bang. bang. bang! about one a
minute fell the high explosive shells.
None fell within vision, but one landed
In the next garden while we were
standing in the hospital, and the frag
ments rattling round the wall or
whirring overhead were decidedly
Cue of these shells killed six French
soldiers. I w as fortunately spared that
sight and heard of it only as we were
leaving the city.
Military authorities to the contrary
notwithstanding. I believe an old
French town is the best possible modern
fortress. Its masonry work is superior
to anything in modern times. A shell
hitting a brick wall, for example, will
cut a round hole and leave the rest
of the wall intact. A howitzer shell
will fall, as one did within 50 feet of
us, and the devastation of its exnlosion
is confined to a small space. People
living in the cellars, vaulted masses of
masonry, are safe except against "Jack
Johnsons." those massive siege guns
which destroyed the forts of Liege and
Freneh Artillery Rrpllra.
Just now the French artillery begins
to reply. The wonderful little 75s.
There seem to be hundreds of them, hut
a each gun can fire more than 30
hots a minute, there may be only a
few batteries. There 1 a little rifle
firing in the trenches 200 yards away.
but if any bullets flew overhead or
near us, I did not hear them.
When the lime arrives for our depar
ture the captain explains it will not be
possible to go back uphill as fast as we
came down, and" when I express my
heartfelt thanks I believe he thinks I
am boasting of a courage I do not
We return to headquarters unmo
From a "phony" haystack on a hill
too we are shown the lines of the
French and of the enemy, which in
some places are only a few yards apart.
We :iave an excellent lunch at division
headquarters and are politely sent on
We had no inkling that even while
we were at table ou our immediate left
the Germans made a bayonet attack
and took several hundred yards of
French trenches, which were retaken
later. We did not see a single German,
and not more than 100 French soldiers.
We were told, how many guns were
used in holding this important salient,
and we heard the report of many, some
near us, but we never even guessed
where a single one was placed.
Of the. intense feeling ot these men
who have rendered the maintenance
of a republic possible in Europe I
shall write when I have tried to
measure my terms. We must learn
from them, it our own republic Is to
WHEAT, OUTLOOK GOOD
A?nnTO" INSPECTOR EXPECTS
NORMAL WI.NTEB. CROP.
RNOR ON STAND
Indiana Executive Says Terre
Haute Mayor Was in Haste
JUDGESHIP IN QUESTION
Election Certificate Withheld for
Time, but Finally Issued Lib
erty Offered Prisoner In
Exchange for Work.
luit to Eastern Cities Itevenls State
Has Better Control Over Sup
plies In Warehouses.
TACOMA. Wash.. March 26. (Spe
cial.) "Winter wheat in Eastern Wash
ington has come througn in excellent
condition," says It. I. Jarboe, state
grain inspector. Just home from east
ern Washington, after a visit to Minne
apolis and Kansas City. "Although
there was little snow in Eastern Wash
ington last Winter. Spring rains have
given sufficient moisture tor tne pres
ent. Indications are that we are to
have a normal grain crop.
"Wheat conditions also are good In
the Middle Western states, although in
Kansas it Is feared some damage may
be caused by the Russian fly. The dam
age will not be known until harvest
Mr. Jarboe's trip East was to invest!
gate wheat registration laws in Minne
apolis and Kansas City, tie says wasn
ington grain registration laws, effect
ive in July, are superior to the Eastern
laws, in that no wheat may Be with
drawn from the Washington ware
houses without an order from the offi
cer in charge.
E. B. PENGRA IS PROMOTED
Superintendent Named General
Manager of Sumpter Valley Road.
BAKEK Or., March 26. (Special.)
E. B. Pengra. superintendent of the
Sumpter Valley Railroad since October,
1913, has been named general manager
and will enter, on his duties immedi
ately, relieving David Eccles, president
of the company, who has acted as gen
eral manager since last July. Mr. Pen
gra's successor as superintendent will
be named later.
Mr. Pengra returned last night from
a three-week Inspection tour through
Colorado and Utah and announced this
morning that two new engines had
been ordered, the first of which will
be ready for use June 1.
Mr. Pengra came to Baker from
Roseburg in 1913. leaving the employ
of the Southern Pacific The position
to which he has just been promoted
was formerly held by G. L. Anderson,
who came here from Portland.
Mr. Pengra said that business Is
slightly quiet in Utah, but that in
Colorado it is In excellent shape. He
said that there is a big movement evi
denced in railroad supplies.
PRIESTS GATHER IN BAKER
About 50 Arc to Take Part in Holy
I1AKER, Or.. March 26. (Special.)
Priests from La Grande, Pendleton and
all other cities of Eastern Oregon have
been called here by Right Rev. Bishop
O'Reilly, bishop of Baker diocese, to
take part in the holy week services
next week, and It is expected that near
ly 50 will attend.
They will chant the Tenebrae Wednes
day night, and on Thursday morning
the bishop will bless the sacred oils.
Pontifical mass then will be sung, fol
lowing the procession of the blessed
sacrament. The Good Friday services
are to be especially elaborate, and the
bishop will take personal charge.
DIVORCE SUIT IS USELESS
Baker Man Apprised of Wife's De
cree as He Goes to Court.
BAKER. Or.. March 26. (Special.)
While Robert J. Taylor was filing suit
In the Circuit Court here for divorce
against Maggie Taylor, of San Fran
cisco, on the grounds of desertion, Mrs.
Taylor won out in the race for legal
ized separation and news was received
here that she had gained a decree in
the courts of California. The grounds
on which the decree was issued are
On motion of the plaintiff in the suit
here. Judge Anderson issued an order
this morning dismissing the case.
According to Mr. Taylor's complaint,
his wife left him in January, 1913.
MOSIER BULLETIN IS SOLD
lloger W. Moe Announces Plan to
Ilelp Develop Orchard Country.
HOOD RIVER, Or.. March 26. (Spe
cial.) Roger W. Moe, son of A. I. Moe,
publisher of the Hood River Glacier,
yesterday purchased from H. G. Kibbee
the Mosier Bulletin. Mr. Moe has as
sumed active charge.
"I will endeavor to make the Bulle
tin a progressive paper," said Mr. Moe.
"the primary purpose of which will bo
to develop the Mosier orchard com
munity." The new owner formerly was a stu
dent in the University of Oregon de
partment of Journalism.
WAR HORSES CAUSE SUIT
Duncan McDonald, of I -a Grande,
Declares Contract Violated.
I.A GRANPK. Or.. March 26. (Spe
cial.) .n aftermath of the recent pur
chase In considerable numbers of horses
for the French army in this county ap
peared today in the form of a law suit
when the case of Duncan McDonald vs.
Bullock Russell came up for hearing
on demurrer to the complaint.
McDonald has brongh action against
defendants for the collection of 3500.
allegir.tr that contracts made with him
to prooure horses were violated,
. Judge Knowles overruled the de
murrer to the complaint and allowed de
fendants 10 day to answer.
nmiiVJpnT.lS March 26. Gover
nor Ralaton, of Indiana, testified here
today in the trial of Mayor ttooeris. o
Terre Haute, and 27 other men ac
cused of conspiracy to corrupt aFcd
Governor Ralston testified that the
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day following tne election oi imi
vember, which is the one at issue,
Mayor Roberts and some friends ap
peared at the State Capitol and asked
the Governor to issue smmeammi
commission as Judge to Ell Redman,
who is a defendant In the present case.
"I told them that the papers did not
appear to be in proper form." contin
ued the Governor, "and observed that
if the papers were regular I would not
have issued the commission, as it
would seem to have been done with
Commission Issued Later.
T also said that I had received tele
phone calls from Terra Haute request
ing me not to issue the commission to
Redman later received the commis
sion, it being certified that he was
elected by 10 votes.
Lex Droit, a witness who preceded
the Governor, said Thomas Smith.
County Judge and a defendant, asked
him to find what "Jack" Hines. who
had pleaded guilty, had told the Fed
eral grand jury about the case. Droit
said he himself was out on bond at
the time, under charge of associating
with lewd women, and Judge Smith of
fered to free him when the case came
up if he got the desired information.
Liberty Offered Prisoner. .
He did Dot get it and was fined $10
and costs, with a ten-day jail sentence,
but according to his testimony the
judge "called him out of line" as he
was being led away and offered him
his liberty If he would see Hines and
get the grand Jury story.
Droit took the proffered liberty, he
swore today, but did not make good
on his part of the bargain, whereupon,
he said, he was arrested again March
5 and kept in Jail until a habeas corpus
writ Issued by Judge Anderson, who
Is presiding at the trial, brought him
JITNEY CALLRED CARRIE
SAYS BUS RATES WITH CARS.
Question Arises In Connection With In.
snrance Policies That Cover In
juries on Public Conveyances.
SALEM. Or., March 26. (Special.)
Distinction was given to the jitney to
day when Assistant Attorney-General
Van Winkle, In an opinion held that it
was a common carrier and a public
conveyance within the meaning of the
insurance laws. Insurance Commis
sioner Wells, explaining that accident
insurance policies provided double lia
bility for persons injured while pas
sengers of common carriers, wanted to
know if the jitney was in that cate
Mr. Van Winkle said that a vehicle
which undertook to carry passengers
or freight for compensation without
making a discrimination, like street
cars, railroads, etc, were common car
riers. The jitney performs the same
service, and, therefore, Mr. Van Winkle
said, it must be a common carrier.
It is the first real definition of the
free lance conveyance from an authori
tative source, and is expected to have
a more far-reaching effect than mere
ly doubling accident insurance. It up
held by the courts, jitneys could make
no discrimination whatever in trans
porting passengers, and probably would
be subject to other rules provided for
MRS. GEORGE RUCH DIES
Woman Long Prominent at The
Dalles, Pneumonia Victim.
THE DALLES. Or., March 26. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. George Ruch. one of the
best-known pioneer women of The
Dalles, died suddenly Tuesday night
foilnwinir a short Illness of pneumonia.
Her family came to Oregon in 1865 and
was identified witn tne eariy dubiucm
activities of The Dalles and vicinity.
Ursula Curnow Mirhell was born In
Gulval. Cornwall County. England,
nearlv 74 years ago. sne came to tne
United States with her parents at the
age of six. living in Wisconsin ior six
Ursula Michell was married to
George Ruch, a prominent local mer
chant, now retired, in 1868. Mrs. Ruch
was a prominent member of the Meth
odist Church, which she joined in 1890.
Besides her husband she is survived by
three daughters. Mrs. James Suther
land, of Spokane: Mrs. H. G. Miller, of
this city, and Airs. i. w. xoru. ot
Spokane, and two brothers. Philip
Michell, of Hood mver, ana jonn
Michell. of Los Angeles. The funeral
will be held tomorrow afternoon.
HARNEY RANCHER SUICIDE
After Hearty Meal' With TYIends
Ben A. Kiddle Shoots Himself.
LA GRANDE. Or., March 26. (Spe-
ninin at noon nn An clahnralfl
scale with a"cousin and a close friend,
taking a Datn ana snaving. ien a.
Riddle, a wealthy Harney County
w won i f hi rnnm at Ttnr T.nke
shortly ' after and shot bimself with
a revolver. The shot was heard in the
corridor, ana alter tne aoor to tae
apartment had been broken in the life
less body was found beside the bed.
Melancholia, noticeable to close
, ... : . . .. r .. . raVa a crn R0Mm1nff1v rii3
appeared after Mr. Riddle, his cousin;
Mr. Smith and another friend from
Harney County, came to Hot Lake
about three weeks ago.
MAYORALTY CONTEST OVER
Dr. J. F. Coleman Declared Winner
CHEHAI-ia. Wash., March S. (Spe
cial.) Judge Chapman, of Pierce Coun
ty, decided Wednesday that Dr. J. T,
Coleman is the duly elected Mayor of
nb.k.Ha fnr . - ftrt three "rears. Dr.
Coleman was the first Vayor of tee
city uader the commission form oi gov
ernment and at the recent city election
defeated George Geissler by three
Mr. Geissler's attorneys attempted to
obtain a recount, alleging two Illegal
votes in one precinct and a miscount
in one other, but Judge Chapman ruled
there was not sufficient evidence . to
PACIFIC DEBATERS PICKED
Dual 3teet With College or Pugct
Sound to Be April 30.
PACIFIC UNIVERSITY. Forest Grove.
Or., March 26. (Special.) In the de
bate txyout here Friday night the fol
lowing were chosen to represent Pa
cific University in the dual debate with
the college, of Puget Sound: , Edward
Livingston. James RasmunsenJ Newton
McCoy and Elbert Taylor. The alter
nate positions were filled by Z. A. Olsen
and George Rasmunsen.
The question was. "Resolved. That
the initiative and referendum should
be incorporated in the statutes of the
various states." In view of the fact
that last year the dual debate between
Pacific University and College, of Puget
Sound was a tie. the debate April 3U
will be hard fought.
LIQUOR' ACTJS ATTACKED
Attorney Says Ttosebnrg Suitcase
Ordinance Is Illegal.
ROSEBURG. Or.. March 26. (Spe
cial.) The so-called suitcase ordinance
which gives officers the right to search
suitcases and confiscate liquor that is
being transported through the streets,
unless in the original package, is un
constitutional and non-enforceable, ac
cording to Attorney W. W. Cardwell.
who said yesterday that he intends to
test we law in tne wrcun
His announcement was made after
the arrest of Frank Henslee, who was
fined $50 by the Recorder. Henslee
purchased several bottles of liquor,
which arrived here by express. He took
the liquor to his restaurant, opened the
original package and was taking four
bottles of it home when arrested.
FATHER MISSING; LAD HURT
Eight-Tear-OId Son of VV. F. AVhitc
Breaks Arm in Two Places.
ALBANY. Or., March 26. (Special.)
While searching parties were out hunt
ing his father, W. F. White, who has
been missing from his home at Detroit
a week, his 8-year-old. son. Taft White,
fell off a home-made merry-go-round
yesterday and broke an arm in two
places. Though waiting anxiously for
word from, her husband, Mrs. White
brought the boy to Albany Tuesday
(light and bad his arm set. She and
the lad returned to Detroit today.
Nothing has been heard from White
since he left home last Wednesday to
make the rounds of his traps. He had
a dog with him and the animal has not
CLOVER GROWING RAPIDLY
Farmers About Monmouth Say
Large Crop Is Indicated.
MONMOUTH, Or., March 26. (Spe
cial.) A large area of clover in the
country surrounding this city has made
rapid growth in the warm weather the
last several weeks. On some farms a
grain crop was raised after the soil
had been well covered and now the
clover Is coming through the old
Last season was a poor year for the
clover crop, as millions of grasshoppers
and the long period of dry weather
prevented the maturity of the seed, and
the yield was reduced to one-third its
normal. Farmers say the prospects are
good for a large clover crop this year.
EXTRA R0ADW0RK BILL IN
Clatsop Court to Consider Claim of
erADTA r- Tor.h 5IS (Snecial.)
Peterson & Johnson, sub-contrac
tors under the Boyajonn-Arnoia com
pany in clearing ana grauins mo
lumbla Highway between here and
Westport filed a claim with the Coun-
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as a result of wrong classification of
Accompanying the claim was anotner
including $2458.52 for engineers' serv
ices in checking over the work, and
, -. . .. uisraet n thA nrierinal sum.
The" County Court will consider the
claim within the next few days.
Youthful Thief Paroled.
SALEM, Or., March 26. (Special.)
Upon recommendation of District At
torney Evans, Governor Withycombe
today granted a conditional pardon to
Joseph Robson, 19 years old. who was
serving a sentence of from one to five
years in the penitentiary for stealing
an automobile. One of the conditions
of the pardon is that Robson shall not
partake of Intoxicants. Rev. John D.
Rice, of Sell wood, has agreed to keep
In close touch with the young man. and
report to the Governor regarding his
Stolen Horses Are Recovered.
, CATTV Wli Ttf rch 26. (Special.)
Horse thieves are active in the Grand
Ronde and Cloverland localities, i m "
head of horses were tanen irom voiui
& McAllister. Sheriff Halsey trailed
. i. Bnnco thn firnnd Ronde. up Prai
rie Creek, Into Wallowa County, where
he located the horses, ine rusuera
i. tn tho officers of Wallowa
County and as soon as they come from
under cover they will be apprehended
and Sheriff Halsey. of this county noti
Ashland Merchants Unite.
ASHLAND. Or., March 26. (Special.)
a win nnvA a. merchants asso
ciation, steps having been taken to per
fect the same at an early date. It will
start out with a membership of about
50 It will not conflict with the Com
mercial Club, its work being outlined
strictly along business channels in a
mutual way. The social feature will
. t AVapinr.liH snil a lunch and
II II L w H' -
smoker will be included in each gath
Roseburg Man Again Accused.
Bftoimrpf: ctr ATarch 26. (Spe
cial.) Frank 'Langenberg was arrest
ed here yesterday on a cnarge oi coo-.-h.,,in0-
ti tha fiellnnuencv of a minor
vr won held under S100 bonds to
appear before the grand Jury. Lang
enberg was .convicteu oi a '""'
charge about four weeks ago and was
paroled by Judge Hamilton. In both
instances the prosecuting witness was
the same girl.
Albany to Have Clean-Up Week.
ALBANY, Or., March 26. (Special.)
Mayor Curl has designated the n:st
week in April as a "clean-up week" m
Albany, snd plans sre being made to
have every street, alley, business block
and residence property, including va
can". lots, cleaned up during that week.
it Is hoped to make it the greatest
p-.j',od of cleaning up the city has ever
observed, ; ; .
a. -J r i ra w Jr t m v.
that s the watchwords You cannot economize by buy
ing cheap or shoddy clothes. 1
You can only save by wearing good clothes bought
We are Clothes Connoisseurs. We use our abilities and
best efforts to obtain clothing of unquestioned merit.
5000 SUITS AND RAINCOATS AT .
Come in and Save
from $5 to $10 on
your Spring Suit
New, crisp, up-todate merchandise.
It is a pleasure to show you these
"THE DAYLIGHT STORE"
138-140-142 Third Street
Store Open Tonight Till 10
TAX RULING IS IDE
County Courts Denied Author
ity Over Assessments.
BAKER ASSESSOR UPHELD
State Commission Declares Only
Specific Errors Can Be Changed
In Rolls After Review by .
Board of Equalization. "
SALEM, Or., March 26. (Special.)
County Courts have no authority to
order alterations made in assessments
after the County Equalization Boards
have finished their work, according to
an announcement by the State ' Tax
Commission today. The ruling was
made in connection with an answer to
a letter of the tax collector of Baker
County, who said that the County
Court had issued an order for him to
make an alteration in an assessment,
and he declined to do it. The com-
i : v. .. i .j ...... it i tnvnaver were
mission iicju -
dissatisfied with an assessment he
should appear belore tne roiu
... ii if nnt SfttiRHed WltU
jquauztiLiuii, auu .
its finding, could-appeal to the Circuit
Court, following is -ii. "
opinion: . ' -
"We do not find any statute confer
ring authority on the County Court to
review or equalize assessments and
order changes or modifications of , the
same. ' '
"When the County Board of EquaUza
tion. composed of the County Judge.
Assessor and County Clerk, finishes its
work of review, the assessment roll Is
presumed to be finally equalized, sub
, ... v. ht nf :i tnxnaver.
who has petitioned the board lor a
reduction or wuw aacoo.....fc .
been raised, to appeal to the Circuit
Court, and subject also to such cor
rection or errors and omissions as the
officers charged with the extension
, . 1 1 . : r tovAo rth Assessor
ana conetnun 1 . 1
and tax collector) have definite author
ity to make. Tbls autnority to cor
rect an assessment or tax roll Is given
only to those officers who have it in
. ... . . ..li-ir trf After ad-
lawiui vuaiuwj ' , , .
lournment of the Board of Equalization.
. . . i ...tini. tho mil the Assessor
111 luua ...j i . ....
or tax collector may assess omitted
taxable property, cancel an assessment
but one covering the same property,
correct improper descriptions, errors in
tax extensions and mistakes of similar
character; but he has no authority to
re-review the work of the Board of
p,i!-,0tiiT. and raise or lower valu
ations appearing on the rolL
"At no time aoes mo v.oum.j
have the custody of or jurisdiction over
the assessment or tax roll, and we
fail to find where any authority is
given said court to review assessments
and change, valuations. Section 937,
Lord's Oregon Laws, enumerates mat
ters of county business over which the
County Court has authority: but in its
broadest possible construction this sec
tion doe3 not seem to conflict 'with nor,
if so, would it take precedence over the
very definite procedure of assessment
and taxation prescribed in the general
tax code." ' ' i
REDUCTIONS DECLARED VOID
Orders bv Baker County . Conrt
Ruled to Be Unauthorized. -cl'pi!
ri. "Mri.h 211 iSoecial.)
The decision handed down today by the
State Land Board tor tne Asessur m
Baker County that the County Court
i nn ...thnrttv tn nnmnpl the tax col
lector to change the assessment of
property. is the result oi a ciasn iw
tween the County Court, ruled by
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County Assessor Hyde and County
Treasurer Allen on tne otner.
The decision renders invalid an order
issued by the County Court, signed by
County Judge Messick on March 9. re
ducing tho assessment on the Thoinsen
& Co. - property on Burnt River from
37,10 to $19,100. At the same time
that this order was issued another au
thorizing a cut from $5300 to $3435 lt
the assessment of the Sumpter Land
Company was made.
County Treasurer Allen, doubting the
authority of the court .to make such a
reduction, submitted the matter to Dis
trict Attorney Godwin. air. Godwin
backed up the court, and the case was
forwarded to Attorney-General Brown,
who referred it to the State Tax Commission.
CONVENTIONS PLANS LAID
Centralist Cluh to Raise $3000 for
Series of Seven State Sessions.
CENTRALIA. , Wash.. March 26.
(Special.) Last night the directors of
the Centralia Commercial Club laid
their preliminary plans for the seven
state conventions to be held here in
June. The State Grange' will meet on
Tiin 1 2. 3 and 4. while on June 23.
2D, 24 and 23 a joint session will be
held by the Grand Army of the Repub
lic Women's Belief Corps. Ladies of the
riranrl Armv of the Republic, uaugn
ters of Veterans, United Spanish War
Veterans and the latter s auxiliary, it
is estimated that the grange will bring
In 700 outside delegates, while the
patriotic order will be represented by
An open-air banquet to 1200 people
will be a feature of the grange con
vention. It is estimated that $3000 will
be needed to make these conventions
a success. .Steps for raising this money
will be taken at a mass meeting of
citizens in the' Commercial Club roomi
Thursday night. ','
IDAHO PIONEER DIES AT 92
Widow of Founder of Boise Suc
cumbs at Salem. - ;
SALEM. Or.. March 26. (Special.)
Mrs. Mary Pearce. whose husbsnn
erected the first house on what is now
the site of Boise, Idaho, died today at
the home of her son. Ira Pojiroo, ner
Salem. The home In Boise was pur
chased several years ago by the city
and- Is preserved as a historical relic.
Mrs. Pearce was 92 years old. Mm
came with her husband to the North
west from Indiana in 1S64. settling at
Boise, where they lived several years.
Coming to Oregon, they lornted on a
farm near Turner, where Mrs. Pearce
had lived continuously since. Her hus
band died 15 years ago. The funeral
will be hold at 1 o'clock tomorrow af
ternoon at the home of Mrs. II. Wlpper.
a granddaughter of Mrs. Pearce, near
Turner, and Interment will be In Odd
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Your bushes must be set in ground that contains the proper
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and healthy and cause them to bloom in abundance.
'. . Applied now around your rose bushes, will produce better
blooms and in greater profusion.
- A highly concentrated plant food, animal in composition,
it is made for flowers and lawns of the Northwest, to add to
their beauty and promote their health.
"Roselawn" Brand Fertilizer
is easy to apply and comes In convenient 10-pound air-tight
pails. 50 a pail in Portland. . '. -'
Now is the time to place your first order whlla your soil
needs it. Send for Rose Booklet, R. L. S3. Thre Is no
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nothing more than a knwk."
are too orien
tlnarJ with drtUTM
when their blood is
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from medicinal nourishment.
No drugs can make blood.
SCOTTS EMULSION i a highly
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drop yields ret urns in strengthening
both body and Dram.
If you are frail, languid,
delicate or nervous, take
Scott 'm EmmUmt after meals
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We Have Been to
at San Francisco and San
Diego, and are in posi
tion to give the public
reliable and ..helpful in
formation. ' If you are contemplat
ing going East, we will
arrange an enjoyable
trip through California,
with stopovers to sec
Two routes: Via El
Paso and GOLDEN
GATE LIMITED ; or via
Colorado and ROCKY
Low Fares Fast Time
Rail or Steamer
M. J. GEARY
Gen'l Agent, Pass. Dept.
Ill Third Street.
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