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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, ,31 AY 2G 1920
1ST IS CREATED
FDR THE OREGONMN
Mr- Pittock's Great Object in
His Two Wills.
'USE OF INFLUENCE DENIED
Mr. Price, Mr. Bristol, Sir. Duni
vay, Judge Stapleton and
Others Testify in Contest.
Deafer to the late Henry L. Pit
tock than any other possession was
The Oregonian, source of his wealth,
and to preserve it he would have sac
rificed all his other holdings. With
an Indebtedness of more than a mil
lion dollars in 1S16, he drew up his
last will, placing all his property in
u 20-ear trust, with the high aim of
perpetuating The Oregonian, though
other enterprises might fail.
O. L. Price, executor of the will
of Mr. Pittock and one of of the trus
tees of the estate, who is under at
tack In the circuit court, so testified
in tho course of the hearing jester
day in the will contest of Mrs. Caro
line P. Leadbetter, daughter of Air.
"Regardless of what happens, I
want it understood that what wealth
I may possess is due to The Orego
nian and is to be used to protect The
Oregonian, if everything else goes
(said Mr. Pittock to Mr. Price shortly
nftor the .first will was drawna as.
burled the executor yesterday.
Orders Declared V olloweJ.
The witness declared that on nu
mcrous occasions Mr. Pittock spoke
of changes ho desired to make in his
1012 will, before instructing Mr. Price
to draw up his new and final will.
The executor insisted that he had no
hand whatever in the drawing up Of
the will- of August 23. 1916, except
tho mechanical drafting of the instru
ment under tho direct orders of Mr.
"Did you give Mr. Pittock any ad
vice regarding the advisability of
trust for his property?" asked Charles
H. Carey, one of the attorneys for
the proponents, of Mr. Price.
"He did tiot ask me for any." re
plied Mr. I 'rice.
"Did you suggest to him how i
should be drawn?" pursued the at
"1 made no suggestions whatever.
Ho told me what he wanted and
wrote it: down. Ho never asked me
lor any advice in the matter."
The contestant of the will main
tains that Mr, Price conspired with
C. A. Morden, trustee of the estate
and manager of The Oregonian, to
exclude tho heirs of Mr. Pittock from
a voice in his affairs for 20 years
after death through establishment of
Cumulative evidence that Mr. Pit
tock was not a man who would per
mit his will.to be dominated by others
and that his mentality was alert and
keen to the last was produced during
the second day of the hearing by the
testluiony of an even do2en witnesses,
the first of whom was William C.
Independent Ad-rice. Sought
Testimony of Mr. Bristol was im
portant, from the viewpoint of the
proponents, chiefly because it estab
lished the fact that Mr. Pittock had
sought Independent advice at the time
he was preparing his first will and
did not rely solely on the counsel of
Mr. Price or Mr. Morden, as has been
contended by the contestant.
Further, Mr. Bristol was very em
phatic in his assertion that Mr. Pit
tock was not a man who was accus
tomed to accept the Imposition of the
will of another "over his own. He
waid he was a man who would decide
a question with finality after hearing
all sides, but without discussing the
matter himself with anyone, in ar
riving at his conclusion.
Mr. Price occupied tho stand most
of the afternoon and was the chief
witness produced by the proponents
of the will. His narrative was a calm,
clear and frank analysis of his rela
tions with Mr. Pittock, the business
affairs or his employer and tho un
derlylng causes for the execution of
the two wills one In 1912 and the
otner in JDib.
nooks of Firm Kept.
In Introduction, Mr. Trice paid that
Jo Whs admitted to the bar in Oregon
in jsuii, alter graduation from th(
law school of the University of Ore
on. and came to Portland in 1901
from Newberg at the invitation of
Attorneys Cake & Cake to accept a
position in their office. Incidentally,
Cake & Cake are attorneys for Mrs
Jcadbrttor in the will contest. On
October 1, 1908, Mr. Price left the
Jaw firm to accept employment tt-ith
the firm of Pittock & Leadbetter.
with offices at .01 Oregonian build
ing, and ceased private practice of
Both Mr. Tittock and Mr. Lradbet
ter were, men of wealth and bad many
enterprises in common, one large in
interest being in land at Camas.
Wash. Mr. Price's duties were to
look after the private affairs of Jus
employers .and. originally, to keep
the books of the concern, for which
bo was to be paid $200 a mouth. He
opened a set ot books for the private
account of Mr. Pittock, but Mr. Pit
tock kept a small cash book in which
lie entered all receipts and disburse
ments and which he balanced month
Jy, so that the work of Mr. Price
in this connection chiefly was to
copy entries into another cash book
and make up journal and ledger en
Mr. Price's salary was paid by the
company, not by Mr. Pittock or Mr.
l.eadbetter individually. He seldom
appeared in court cases, though han
dling all legal affairs for the con
rem, employing his brother, D. P.
Price, usually for such work. At
one time Cake & Cake were em
ployed, he recalled, with regard to
the cancellation of a lease on the
Pittock block in 1S13.
Mr. Trice said he drew both wills
for Mr. Pittock. and, incidentally that
drew the will of Mr. Leadbetter,
husband of the contestant.
Asked regarding the preparation of
the first will, Mr. Price replied:
Loss of Employe Keared.
On a day in May, 1912, I went
into Mr. Pittock's. office a was my
custom and found him sitting at his
desk with his chair tipped forward,
his hands folded and his head on his
thumbs. It was a characteristic at
titude. Nothing was said for a few
moments. Presently he looked up and
said: 'Mr. Price, I'm in trouble. Im
afraid I may lose Mr. Piper. He's a
good man and I don t want to lose
him. He has received a very flat
tering offer of an increase in salary
and a certain bonus of stock. I am
perfectly willing to meet the advance
in salary, but I would not consider
giving him stock in the company. ie
has led me to believe that he wants
to stay and I want to arrange some
way to satisfy him, but he must be
assured of his tenure in office.' '
"Mr: Pittock went on to talk or
The Oregonian and what it meant to
him. Days, or a week,, later, Tie saia
that he wanted me to prepare his
will, but first to draft a clause, tne
substance of which he outlined to
me. I wrote down the provisions or
the clause that now appears in the
1916 will with reference to The Ore
gonian. He said he wanted me to
make the same arrangement for Mr.
Morden as for Mr. Piper.
From the notes I took 1 wrote
nut on tvnewnter in Dest
mentary form I could the clause he
had dictated. I did not mase any
draft of the general will at that
time. He took the paper, and it was
the last I saw of it for several days.
Finally he handed it back to me wun-
out any change and -asKeu me 10
show it to Mr. Morden and hip. Piper,
which I did.
Son-ln-I.nrr I Named.
"Then he asked me .to prepare his
formal will, including that clause. I
asked whom he wanted for trustees
and ho said Mr. Morden and myself.
As successors, in case of vacancy, he
named Ed Gantenbein, bis son-in-law,
and his son, Fred F. Pittock. . I am
not clear as to which came first.
After directions for the disposition of
the rest of the property he named
myself and Mrs. Pittock as executors.
The execution of the will was wit
nessed by Mrs. Milburn and Mr. Hart
mus. "Mr. Tittock stated about that time
that there were certain other things
ho wanted to do in bis will but that
he was not yet ready.- He had not
concluded the 99-year lease on the
Pittock block and other matters. un
der consideration. He placed the will
in the safe deposit box in the vault in
Mr. Morden was in "New Tork when
the first will was drawn and was
never spoken to concerning it until
after the will was drawn, said the
witness, it was after this time that
Mr. Pittock was said to have referred
to his desire to see The Oregonian
preserved above everything else.
Debt Nearly Gone.
"Mr. Pittock said that he wanted
later to make some changes in his
will," declared Mr. Rice. "He was
practically out of debt in 1912. His
indebtedness was only $108,000 and
his income $285,000 a year and no
income tax. There were many changes
in his business affairs by August 23,
ISIS. i '
"Mr. Pittock was president of the
Portland Trust company in 1912. The
Northwestern National bank was or
ganized in the fall of 1912. Mr. Pit
tock took stock in the bank for which
SHE IS A MIXTURE OF
AND MUCH 9
he paid $250,000. A company then
was organized for the purpose of
building a home for the bank, in
which Mr. Pittock took $125,000 in
stock. This building concern later
required an investment of $500,000,
ue to the falling in of a part of the
Id Marquam building and the erec
tion of the new bank building, more
than Mr. Pittock had figured on in
vesting in it. He also started to
build his home on the hill, costing
350,000 for. the house alone.
"Because of financial difficulties in
which a brother had become involved
in Pittsburg, Mr. Pittock made large
advances to mm. totaling about $250.
000. so that at.thp tlma tho 1Q1R will
was drawn bo had an indebtedness of
more than one million dollars. The
Northwestern National bank, which
has had a marvelous growth since.
was just beginning to pay dividends
hen. The Northwest Fidelity com
pany, holding company for the bank
building, was not paying anything.
Mill Is ('banned.
In 1915 and early in 1916 he spoke
several times of dTesiring to ehanee
his will. One day when I entered his
office he had his 1912 will before him
and he was studying it. He told me
he wanted to change it. placing his
otner properties in trust as well as
rue uregonlan. With his will before
him. he told me what he wanted and
i wrote it down.
considerable time was spent In
drafting different portions of the will
Aiore than one rough draft was made
before the final draft, -me changes
were numerous and were made, of
course, in his handwriting. At last
he said to me: "I wish you would
prepare tins in final form. It is ex
actly as X want it." I suggested that
it was somewhat complicated and that
ii wouio db wise to submit it to an-
It s exactly what I want.' h
plied. 'I'm satisfied. You might sub
mit it to your brother, hut it' u-ha
x want, ana l m satisfied.
Old IV ill Torn Vp.
I saw him tear un the old will in
smui pieces and throw them in hi
waste basket just after the 1916 will
was signed, l suggested that he sign
jj.ie ot me will, as customary.
" ;.iu no wouia initial them.
aid jtot see him do It, but those ini
uais are ni
Mr. Price testified to takinir the wit
irom ine vault after Mr. Piling
ueatn. incidentally, he spoke of hav
ing authority to sign Mr. Pittock1
name to checks on the bank.
1 don t see how Mr. Pittock could
nave oeen unduly influenced " tti
fled Wilkle C. Duniway of 470 Hall
street, an employe of Mr. Pittock in
the mechanical department of The
Oregonian from 1SS0 to 1915, when he
uecame ouno, 'Tor the reason that h
naa a way of going to the kernel
everything with his clear, incisive
mina. ne naa a raculty of seein
through almost every A-onositlnn
whether designed to influence him or
requiring a business decision
Know he was not easily influence
unless his business judgment told him
mat was tne thing to do." i
Mr. Duniway is the nephew of the
late Harvey W. Scott, former editor of
The Oregonian, and was very well ac
quainted with Mr. Pittock, who he
said took an interest in every de
partment of the newspaper, so that
little went on that he did not know
Few Words Spoken.
"He was a man of very few Vords
and would make up bis mind after
quiet, calm thought. He was very
decided once he had made up his
mind," said Mr. Duniway. The wit
ness said he had not noticed "a par
ticle of difference" in the mentality
of Mr. Pittock the later years of his
lite, saying- that the publisher's mind
appeared "as clear and vigorous as
Mr. Duniway 'met Mr. Pittock not
many days before his death in a den
tist's office and joked with him. Mr.
Pittopk was there to have some teeth
removed in the hope that it would
help his rheumatism and Mr. Duniway
told him he felt sorry for him, if the
rheumatism was not helped more than
teeth-pulling had helped his 'blindness
when done under doctor's orders.
"I do hot believe Mr. Morden had
any influence over Mr. Pittock,
though I know Mr. Pittock reposed a
good deal of confidence in Mr. Mor
den." said Mr. Duniway. "Mr. Morden
may have made plans on any matter,
but never acted without the approval
of Mr. Pittock."
Excellent Grasp Displayed.
An excellent grasp of civic and bus
iness affairs was displayed by Mr.
Pittock, said W. J. Hofmann, advertis
ing manager of The Oregonian, who,
as an officer in the Shrine, met his
employer in fraternal as well as busi
ness circles. He declared that Mr.
Pittobk had a strong mentality, that
he seemed to know what he was do
ing, that his opinions were decided,
and that he was not easily led by
"Do yon think Mr. Morden exer
cised any control over Mr. Pittock?"
asked Attorney Carey.
"I should say not," replied Mr. Hof
mann. "Mr. Morden always referred
matters to Mr. Pittock."
"Do you know of any case in which
Mr. Morden's views dominated Mr.
The only change Mr. Hofmann
noted in the publisher during the last
years of Mr. Pittock s life was that
he became a bit hard of hearing, he
There was no cross-examination ex
cept that the question was asked as
to whether or not Mr. Hofmann was
directly under Mr. Morden. The re
ply was in the affirmative.
David S. Stearns, who carried Ore-
gonians 54 years ago, testified that
Mr. Pittock was "very well balanced
and one of the best business men
Portland, a-very firm character, and
one of the last men in the world to
have been amenable to outside in
Character "Moat Unique.
"Never in the least could Mr. Pit
tock have been controlled by associ
ates," replied, A. f. Flegel, attorney
who knew Mr. Pittock since 1898, in
answer to a query. "It is inconceiv
able to me that Mr, Morden or Mr,
Price could have had much control
over him," he continued. He said the
publisher was a "most unique charac
ter, who eald little and was the best
listener I ever knew."
No variation in habits or decay in
mental powers was noticed in Mr.
Tittock before bis death by Mrs. Helen
Milburn. cashier of The Oregonjan
since 1900. She said she had known
Mr. Tittock very well and had been a
witness of his will in 1912. She found
her employer "a very Just man and
always good to everyone." While
very quiet, she believed he dominated
bsolutely The Oregonian establish
ment and was not susceptible to influence.
Personal knowledge that Mr. Pit-
ock was the directing force on The
Oregonian was supplied by Conrad P.
Olson, attorney and former judge of
he supreme court. He testified to
nterviewing Mr. Pittock in the fall
f 194.8 as to the reason why he had
ot beensupported by The Oregonian
n his campaign for the supreme
bench. As a result The Oregonian
warmly supported him.
Mr. Olson found Mr. Pittock a quiet
man who was a good listener and had
decided opinions, he said. He did not
think the publisher was a man who
might be influenced easily.
Interest in Mills Keen.
'I should say not," was the reply
of A. J. Lewthwaite. resident man
ager of the Crown-Willamette Paper
company, of which Mr. Pittock was
vice-president and director, when
asked if he thought the publisher
could have, been influenced greatly
by his associates. He said Mr. Pit-
ock took a keen interest in the mills.
knew what was being done at all
times, depended on his own judgment
and was of hrm, tenacious mind.
No slackening of interest in affairs
of The Oregonian in the last years of
Mr. Pittock's life was ever noticed by
James McCown, proofreader and em
ploye of the newspaper since 1858
He gave his personal attention until
the last and the only change which
Mr. McCown noticed in his employer
was more frequent attacks of rheu
matism. While the witness said that
he believed Mr. Pittock had reposed
great confidence in Mr. Morden, he
did not think that the publisher was
under the influence of any person.
As to Mr. Price. Mr. McCown re
marked. "If he was here today.
wouldn't know Mr. Price." Mr. Price
was seated within 10 feet of the wit
ness stand in direct line of vision of
Jurist Gives Testimony.
Do you think Mr. Piftock could
have been easily influenced by de
signing persons? was asked of G. W.
Stapleton, circuit judge in department
No. 4. who knew Mr. Pittock welt dur
ing his lifetime.
"My opinion of him is directly to
the contrary, the jurist replied.
Judge Stapleton further said that
Mr. Pittock appeared a man of well-
shaped ideas, sound mentality, re
served and firm.
It never occurred to Wilbur P.
Jones, former vice-president of the
Northwestern National bank, of which
Mr. Pittock was president, that Mr.
Pittock was under the influence of
anyone or lapsing mentality during
late years or nis lite, he testified.
Mr. Bristol, who said that ho was
"supposed to be a lawyer" as he had
practiced since 1892, was the only
witness during me morning session
He had known, Mr. Pittock quite
intimately sinco 1893, principally
through Masonto connections. Mr.
Pittock had held the 33d honorary
degree in Masonry, the highes
possible, and Mr. Bristol was a 32d
degree Mason and potentate of the
local shrine. There were frequent con
ferences on fraternal matters and
both men attended numerous conven
tlons, fraternal and business, to
Trust Is Discussed.
Though their conversations chiefly
bordered, on lodge or general business
matters. Mr. .Bristol said that occa
sionally Mr. Pittock would discuss
more private business matters.
In the spring of 1912. Mr. Bristol
recalled, Mr. Pittock had taken up
with him the legal aspect of a trust
which a testator might create by his
will. It was not as an attorney, as
Mr. Bristol was not employed by Mr.
Pittock as counsel, but in the way of
friendly advice, though the witness
said he .had delved into several law
books In an investigation of the ques
tion. "I recall he wanted to know whether
the American courts had the same
ideas about perpetuity as the Eng
lish," testified Mr. Bristol. "Some
confidential matters seemed to be
troubling him. This was in April, 1912.
I can say, without violating any "con
fidence, that something apparently
had come up which made him afraid
that people were trying to get away
from him persons who he thought
were necessary to help him run The
Matter Openly Stated.
"He plainly discussed the matter.
He wanted in some way or other to
keep The Oregonian property intact
after his death. He had a notion in
his head for putting all the stock of
The Oregonian Publishing company
in some sort of a trust. That led
to a further investigation, purely as a
matter of friendship and not as an at
torney. 'Well, suppose you look into
that a little further,' he asked me and
The witness said that Mr. Pittock
was not lik the habit of discussing his
personal affairs being "very close-
mouthed in most respects." There also
was testimony concerning the effort
of Mr. Bristol and other persons to
bring about the sale of The Orego
nian and Telegram. They fell through.
because we couldn't dislodge Mr. Pit
tock's determination to hang on to
The Oregonian," said Mr. Bristol.
Describe Mr. Pittock," requested
Attorney C. H. Carey.
Mr. Pittock Ik Described.
He was a man of few words." re
plied Mr. Bristol. "He was very posi
tive in his likes and dislikes as to
subjects and persons. He was a very
kindly man. He was one who would
consider all angles of a proposition
and then make up his mind. His suc
cess t-as due to hard- work, efficiency
air. Pittock was of positive and
firm temperament. He would not
argue or discuss, but would listen to
what you had to say and decide with
out further discussion when you were
Would you sav that he was at all
'No. he was a man of firm disposi
tion. I know I tried to persuade him
to ao tntngs that he never would oo
Was he particularly amenable to
"Do you think designing persons
couia get him to do things they
No, sir. I never knew a time when
he was capable of being swayed
Did you notice any great differ
ence in Mr. Pittock during the later
years of his life?"
"Did he ever appear to you to be
under the influence of any particular
No Influence Indicated.
"I never saw any indications that
he was Under such influence."
"Did Mr. Price figure in the fiego
tlations you handled for the sale of
"No. Not to my knowledge, in any
business transactions which I have
had with Mr. Pittock did either Mr.
Price or Mr. Morden figure."
The witness said that Mr. Pittock
appeared to him to be more at ease
than had been customary in the lat
ter part of 1916 and that the pub
lisher spoke of his mind being more
"Did Mr. Pittock say that he had
just made his last will?" Mr. Bristol
"He did not mention it, though he
had talked of matters which might
have entered into a will."
"Was it Mr. Pittock's disposition to
be secretive or candid?"
"It was rather of a surprise to me
and on rare occasions that he spoke
of his personal business affairs. He
would not talk of them once in twenty
times I would see him."
Cross-examination by Attorney Cot
ton consisted of two questions.
Mr. Pittock appeared to be wor'
ied in 1912 about The Oregonian be
cause he faced the loss of Mr. Piper
and Mr. Morden?"
Later he seemed relieved?"
TO COME UP TODAY
Mr. Bryan Takes Issue With
FRIENDLY AID IS URGED
EXPENSE ACCOUNTS FILED
Candidates in Recent Primaries
Send ta -Statements.
SALEM, Or., May 23.(Special.)
F.xpnse accounts of candidates and
their friends thus far filed with the
secretary of state following the pri
mary election indicate that it cost
George Chamberlain $1130 to obtain
the democratic nomination for United
States senator in Oregon. Of this
um $450 was contributed by Oswald
West and $665 by Charles T. Cham
berlain as treasurer of the Chamber
Other expense accounts filed here
.T. C. Smith. Grans Pass, state senator.
seventh district. $2: Elton Waiting.
Portland, presidential electors (democrat i,
lo; 11. C. Wheeler, fieasant 1111, repro-er-.ative.
third district, $10: Louis E.
BeJn. Eugene, representative, tnird dis
trict, 10; Gilbert U. Hedses, Oregon City,
district attorney Clackamas county, $20;
C. J. Smith, Portland, delesrate to demo
cratic national convention, JU0.10; Oswald
West, contribution in Denall or ur. isinei
Pohl fcovejoy for representative in con
gress, third district, ju; ,a i;ary, repre
sentative. ir,th district: iio.-to; waiter l.
Toum. McMinnvllle. delegate to repunucan
national convention, first district, $54. 4o;
M. CI. Georce. Portland, presidential elect
or, $15: Sam I.aughlin, contribution in be
half of candidacy ol . m. uennis, candi
date for state senator, 4tb. district, $114.25.
MILK PLEDGED TO LEAGUE
61 Per Cent ol Production in Coos
and Curry Is Signed.
MARSHFIELD, Or., May 23. (Spe
cial.) Sixty-four per cent of the milk
In Coos and Curry counties went to
the Oregon dairymen's league, when a
meeting of dairymen at Coquille to
day decided upon joining with the
league for the purpose of obtaining
better prices for their products. The
total number of cows that will be
available to the new marketing plan
when the local district is in working
condition Will be close to 6000.
Kor the present the butter, cheese
and other products will be handled by
the Coos and Curry Cheese associa
tion, but the official executive com
mittee and zone directors are ex
pected to be chosen within 60 days
and then all atrairs will- oe trans
8 & H. green stamps tor cash.
Holman Fuel Co. Main Sa3. SC0-2L
Cliairinan Porler ot House Com
mittee Calls Plan "Interven
tion" and Cites Mexico.
WASHINGTON, May 25. The house
foreign affairs committee will meet
tomorrow to consider President Wil
son's request that he be given author
ity by congress to accept a mandate
Announcement tonight by Chairman
Porter that the committee had been
called to take up the proposal imme
diately and that Secretary Colby
would be the first 'witness caused
widespread comment among members
who had believed earlier in the day
that the whole mandate question
would go over until after the conven
There was no intimation as to the
reasons for Immediate consideration.
With the short time remaining before
the recess the general impression was
that congress would not have an op
portunity to pass on the question.
Some democrats, outspoken in their
opposition to the mandate, said they
construed the call for the meeting to
mean that the republicans had de
cided at the last moment to act im
mediately on tho president's request
ana refuse to grant it.
Republican Discus -Question.
The question was discussed today
by republicans at a number of infor
mal conferences, and the opinion was
expressed by many that in the event
that congress failed to act and then
adjourned until December, as some
members have urged, the president
might call a special session for its
Chairman Porter, in a statement,
said he had not had time to confer
with all members of the committee.
but that he regarded "tho proposi-
lon or sending American soldiers to
Armenia or any other foreign coun-
ry for tho purpose of settllnir their
political and economic quarrels as ut
Chairman Scores) President.
"If my views prevail with the com
mittee," Mr. Porter said, "we shall
give the president a mandate to fol-
ow that portion of Washington's
farewell address admonishing us to
keep out of European entanglements.
or I would gladly give him power'
forcibly to intervene In Mexico anad
stop the murder and robbery of Amer
ican citizens which has been going
on for over ten years.
'The word 'mandate' is misleading.
In the past, the action suggested by
the president would have been called
forcible intervention, which is equiv
alent to war.
If the president will apply "watch
ful watting' to Armenia and other
foreign countries and forcible inter
vention to distracted Mexico,- our im
mediate neighbor, I could agree with
him: but distance appears to lcned
enchantment to the president's view."
Bryan Takes Issue.
William J. Bryan took flat issue
today with President Wilson on the
question of the mandate, declaring in
statement that "any mandate la
The United States, Mr. Bryan said,
could do more toward making the
world safe for democracy, "even for
democracy in Armenia," by recogniz
ing the Armenian republic and enter-
ng the league of nations "as the
friend of all little countries."
'Any mandate is impossible," Mr.
Bryan's statement said without other
"The one proposed for Armenia If
accepted would involve us in an
enormous expenditure in a time when
war taxation is still so grievous
burden that congress has difficulty
in finding the money necessary to do
justice to the men who served in the
"It would Involve us in the politics
of Europe and would compel us to
deal with implacable race hatreds."
Shedd. is a member of the board mak
ing the official cnnvas3 of the vote
ot Linn county. This is the 22d con
secutive yeaf he has served in that
In 1898 he was appointed on the
board and has officiated at every
general, primary and special election
ince. serving with six different roun-
College to Graduate Sis.
ALBANY, Or., May 25.--Special.)
Six students will be graduated this
year from Albany college. Those who
will receive degrees are David Mar
tin of Rogue River, Detmar Gildow
of Albany, Marguerite Hall of Albany
Anice Marks Dane of Waldport, Maude
McDaniel of Albany and Otto Ij. Fox
Canvassing: Board Starts Work.
ALBANY, Or., May 25. (Special.)
C. .T. Shend. justice of the peace
Whr, you didn't use to mind a
friendly clap on the shoulder."
"No, but lately I haven't been my
usual sroilinjj self. ' My nerves are
teady, but I am bothered with
a slight headache all the time.
I eat, work and sleep as much as ever but somehow
I don't get the all-fired joy out of life that I used to."
"Yes, I know.. You wake up in the morning; with
a taste as though you'd been dieting on moth-balls.
You hate your breakfast. , You'd gladly ' slaughter
anybody that contradicted you up to eleven o'clock
in the morning. " And, along about three p.m. old
John J. Fatigue 6tarts you to yawning as though you'd
unhinge your lower jaw."
'You're right. But how do you know all this?"
'Because I felt the same way, until about a month
ago. I was constipated. Then a doctor told me about
Xujol said that it was absolutely harmless and
pleasant to take, and helped the food waste move out
of the body by keeping it soft. It enables those tiny
muscles in the intestines, contracting and expanding
as they should, to squeeze the food waste along so that
it passes' naturally out of the system.
"Three or four days of Nujol, and my friends were
glad to speak to me again. I got back my pep, forgot
headaches and had a real how-dye-do' for the people
I met. Just a tablespoonful of
Kujol night and morning turned
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. Perfume Department
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Can You Read?
Evervone who reads can Write: all who
write should have an HVKHsmRP" rencll
men. women and children. Plain and fancy
designs in gold-filled, sterling and plated
silver. Priced l.oo and upwards.
Patent Medicine Dept. Electric Grills
PeroxiHe Foot Powder
Cla - Wood Pile Suppositories....
Allen's Foot Kase
Siinin's Poison Oak Salve
Allen's 4'ne Day Cold Remedy
Carter's K and B Tea
Toxido, for poison oak
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There Is no evading tlio Tact that A ftood
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work. Let our pen man aid you in your
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A good, guaranteed, rein
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30 feet ?4-inch, special at
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Cleaned Up Yet?
ISH-KA-BIBHI,E cleans carpets anrl ru stb,
removes grease, Ftains and dirt, brightens
the colors, raises the nap and makes tho sur
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CUYSTAI.-I-AC for cleaning and polibhinpr
Simofc's SIMON IZ protects your auto fin
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Albums, Book Marks, Diaries, Framed Mottoes
102 Sheets Linen Finish Paper
75 Envelopes to match
Irvlngton Lawn, all colors
Moorish Jjinen, delicate tints
tiaxony Tarchment Correspondence Cards.. .18
tl.50 3-qt. Red Rubber Seamless foun
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ty clerks. The other members, of the
canvassing' board this year are R. M.
Russell, county clerk, and Victor Ol
liveo justice of the peace in the Al
Forester Addresses Scouts.
A LB A NT, Or.. May 25. (Special.)
C. C. Hall of this city, supervisor
of the Santlam national forest, spoke
in the Albany public library last even
ing on fire prevention and forest
preservation. His address was to the
local organization of Boy Scouts, but
their parents and friends were invited
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We've seen this picture and are plumb speechless! Elsie's a female Raffles and
Jimmy Valentine combined. A perfectly nice girt and all that, but she just would
persist in blowing safes. Park yourself in a seat for this one it's bang-up enter
tainment. Today and until Friday midnight.
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