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THE SUNDAY OEEGONIAN, POKTLAOT, FEBBUAKY 4, 1900.
BcckherrvSworn In asfGoebel's
.i - Successor.
ONE-HOUR AFTER LATTER'S DEATH
His First Order Was to the Troop
te Lay Down Their Arms
h and Ucturn Ho ui c. ,
FRANKFORT, Ky., Feb. 3. Ex
actly nt hour after the death of
3ar. Goebel, J. C "W. Beckham was sworn
in as governor of the state, the oath be
in: administered by S. J. Shackleford,
clerk of the court of appeals. It had been
determined to keep secret the news of the
death of Mr. Goebel until Mr. Beckham
should have been formally inducted Into
office, and the delay was made greater
by the inability of Dr. McCormack to leave
the bedroom of Mr. Goebel and make the
proper certificate of death. Until this
had been done, the democratic attorneys
-were unwilling that the oath of office
Bhoo)d be administered.
The ceremony took place in a small room
on the same floor as that in which Gov
ernor Goebel died, and but a few doors
to the west of it. In the room at the
time of the administration of the oath
were Senator-elect Blackburn, Colonel B.
H. Tonng, Colonel Philip Thompson, Eph
Lidoard. J. H. LHlis. Lieutenant L. E.
McKay. S. J. Shackleford, Dr. P. W.
Welle, Colonel McKay, Colonel Jack
Chtan, Kit Chinn, Dr. McCormack, Joseph
Blackburn, Jr., and three representatives
of the press.
Colonel Young, who was one of the lead
ing democratic attorneys throughout the
Goekei-Taj lor contest, and Senator-elect
Blackburn sat at a table in the center of
the room, upon which they had drawn up
the papers necessary to the administration
of the oath of office to Mr. Beckham.
After the papers had been completed there
was a wait of nearly 10 minutes for Dr.
McCormack. The death certificate had
already been prepared, and Dr. McCor
mack quickly signed his name, and swore
to the contents of the certificate.
"New, Mr. Beckham, it's your turn,"
said Colonel Young.
Mr. Beckham, 'Who had been standing In
the room, at once advanced to the table
with a flush of excitement on his youth
"Sign the oath," said !olonel Young,
pushing the paper toward him. Beckham
hesitated, and Colonel Young repeated hla
".Let me be sworn first," said 3Ir. Beck
ham. "You must sign the paper before you
can take the oath," said Colonel Young.
"We want your oath to the signature."
Mr. Beckham advanced to the table and
affixed his signature, and then, stepping
back, he held up his right hand for the
oath, vhtch was read to him by Clerk
Shackleford. The light was none of the
best, and the writing on the paper none
of the most legible, and Mr. Shackelford
made slow work of it. All of the time
Mr. Bqckham stood before hirn tvlth his
eyes shining and a deep flush on his face.
When the clerk read the concluding
words of the oath, "so help me God,"
Mr. Beckham's reply came: "I do," and
then with greater emphasis, "and may
God give me strength to do my duty."
"I devoutly hope he will," rejoined
The first official action of Governor
Beckham was the appointment of a new
adjutant-general, and his last act, before
assuming the oath, was an order remov
ing Adjutant-General Collier and Asslst-aatAdjutant-General
Dickinson, The order
was deUvered to Captain Bennett, at the
gae of the Capitol grounds, 25 minutes
before the death of Mr. Goebel.
Mr. Beckham was made acting governor
last night by the medical certificate of
Dr. McCormack that Mr. Goebel was un
able to assume the functions of the office.
Mr. Beckham seemed deeply affected by
the position in which circumstances had
placed him, and he did not reveal much
Joy over the congratulations which those
in the room showered upon him, although
he accepted them gratefully.
"There is one thing that I would have
been greatly pleased to have had done by
Mr. Goebel before his death," he said,
"and that is to have signed the certificate
of Senator Blackburn. Of course, I am
greatly pleased to have the prlvllge my
self, hut I know that It was a matter
dose to the heart of Mr. Goebel, and I
wish that he oould have lived longer. 1
think I can promtee," he said, -with a
emtio, "that It will be one of the first
things that I will do on Monday."
At a hUer hour, Mr. Beckham issued a
proclamation to the people of Kentucky
announcing that the work of the assassin
had ended in the death of Mr. Goebel,
and he, Beckham, had qualified and as
sumed the duties of the chief executive.
After referring to the high character and
courage of the deceased, who is pro
nounced a martyr in the cause of the
people, the proclamation says:
"I enter upon the discharge of the duties
of this high office surrounded by condi
tions and circumstances which would tax
the wisdom of men far stronger than I.
Knowing well the trying difficulties that
are ahead of me, and the dangers which
surround me. which have already com
passed the destruction of civil government
In the capital of the state, I hereby sol
emnly warn and command that all violent
oharacters and militia of tho state, now
In possession, of this city and the public
buildings, do immediately disband, lay
down their arms and return to their homes
and occupations. Feeling most deeply the
responsibilities and difficulties ot the situa
tion, I invoke the aid and support of all
law-abiding and law-respecting Christian
people of this commonwealth; and I prom
ise, in a legal way. If within the power
of man, te restore peace, quiet and pro
tection to all individuals, regardless of
party or station, under the constitution
which I have solemnly sworn to obey."
Late this evening it was decided .to hold
no formal inquest over the remains of
Goebel. This is In compliance with the
wishes of the friends and family of the
dead democratic leader. The coroner will
accordingly issue a certificate of the cause
of death without the formality of an in
quest, this being sufficient to comply with
Governor Taylor, while in his office in
the executive building, received the news
of Mr. Ooebel's death. When offered the
use of the wires of the Associated Press
to convey to the people of the "United
EMiUes any statement wiuch he might de
sire to make. Governor Taylor declared
that he had nothing to say and no state
ment ot any kind to make. The messen
ger who brought this reply from Governor
Xfeyior, who declined to he seen, was
asked to return to Governor Taylor and
inoutre if he cared to say anything con
earning the death of Mr. Goebel. The
messenger returned Immediately, and
made the following reply:
"Here Is Governor Taylor's statement:
I deeply regret his death. "
OiKHtatt Secures Another Line.
KKW YORK. Feb. S. It is claimed that
great financial Importance attaches to a
dttl hr which the control of the Western
w York Pennsylvania rallroad.passes
to A. J. Casaatt, president of the Penn
eyhnuOa railroad, and interests with which
ha Is identified. It is also reported that
this deal has been about completed in Wall
stree Seventy-live per cent of the
nnaus Ht,iMM capital stock. It is said,
-a il change hands In the transaction. JThe
e k purchase 4s to a great extent owned
In. Arus rdam. Berlin and Leipslc; and it
it u-iir-'ood that J. M. Selgmaa jot
Bfijrm-n & Co, is hbw abroad -ieoki&g
& r he matter.
The read has been la charge of a Toting
trust, consisting of President Carsey,
George E. Barton and Nicholas Thouron,
who are members of the board of directors.
Tho voting., trust expires in April next,
when the stockholders will again assume
the management of the road. It is. said
tho deal Is a part of the plan of In.
terests Identified with, the Pennsylvania
railroad to increase' the scope of that rail
road and to solidify its various contrib
utory interests in the territory south and
west of New York.
WILLIAM GOEBEL IS DEAD.
(Continued from Flret Page.)
of the board, appointing successors, and
the county board may do the same with
the precinct officers. This gives the state
board absolute control of the election
machinery, and even after the votes are
cast the state board may remove election
officers who threaten to be recalcitrant,
and may turn over the ballot boxes to
men who will count In accordance with
the necessities of the party. It is quite
possible that all the local election officers
of the state may be changed on the eve
of election day.
The decision of the hoard of canvassers
Is final; no appeal lies to any authority,
no review can be ordered. If a contest "Is
made It Is to be tried before the men
who counted the vote and whose decision
Is questioned. Another great power given
to the machine consists In the provision
that if the canvassing board does not
make its return within 10 days the vote
of the precinct or the county may be
Frauds Charged In November.
In the elections in November the right
of each party to hae an inspector at each
precinct to watch the count was denied.
So high handed was the Injustice that a
Judge, supposed to be a friend of Goebel,
Issued a mandamus compelling officers to
admit the inspectors. To avoid the results
of such Inspection, the tally sheets In
many precincts were destroyed within a
few minutes after the polls closed. In
one Taylor county, the county clerk was
robbed of the ballots and no election was
Goebel was defeated, however, by a
plurality of 2383 votes, and the election
commissioners issued the certificate to Tay
lor, who was inaugurated in December.
The legislature was, however, under Goe
bel's control, and It was known to be
its Intention to unseat Taylor.
His Tvro Famous Partners.
Mr. Goebel was born In Pennsylvania 38
years ago, and removed when a child of 4
years with his parents to Covington, Ky.,
where he made his home ever since. He
received his schooling In the public schools
of Covington, and then read law with ex
Governor John G. Stevenson. He showed
such marked ability that Governor Steven
son made him his law partner, and this
partnership was continued until the death
of the governor, who made Mr. Goebel hl3
executor without bond. He left a large es
tate, and the young attorney administered
It in the most satisfactory manner.
Ex-Secretary John G, Carlisle was so
impressed with the ability of Mr. Goebel
that he formed a partnership with him
after the death of Governor Atkinson,
which lasted a number of years, and was
only terminated when the Kentucklan was
made secretary of the treasury of the
An Attach: on Carlisle.
During the last campaign, Goebel de
nounced his early helper. He was ac
cused of securing admission to the state
convention of 1S96 through Mr. Carlisle's
influence, and he denounced the accusation
as a lie. Upon this Mr. Carlisle found him
self reluctantly drawn into the state cam
paign, and he wrote a letter narrating the
circumstance of Goebel's visit to him In
Washington, when he requested Mr. Cai
lisle's Influence on the ground that he was
a slngle-etandard gold advocate, a partisan
of Mr. Carlisle, and an opponent of Mr.
Blackburn. Although he had voted for
Blackburn for senator, he explained that
It -was because Blackburn was the candl-1
date of the party.
He convinced Mr. Carlisle that he was
entitled fo a seat in the convention, but,
being admitted as a delegate, he at once
cast his vote for the free-silver candidates
for officers of the convention, and voted for
the resolution which presented Blackburn
as the choice of the" Kentucky democracy
for the presidency.
Mr. Carlisle had preserved a letter which
Goebel had written to him. In which hla
pretense of being a gold democrat was
fully set forth.
The Killing: of Sanford. '
William Goebel, In 3896, then, as now, a
member of the Kentucky state senate,
quarreled with Colonel Sanford, of Coving
ton, cashier of a bank and an ex-Confederate
officer, oer a bill reducing the toll
of the Frankfort bridge. Mr. Goebel at
tacked Colonel Sanford through a local
paper In a most vIcIoub manner. It was
known to the public that Colonel Sanford
would compel a retraction or fight.
The day after the publication of the at
tack, Mr. Goebel saw Colonel Sanford
leave his bank and crossed the street to
meet him. Over Mr. Goebel'B left arm
was carelessy thrown a light overcoat. In
that overcoat wasit revolver, the butt of
which was practically within the grasp of
Mr. Goebel's rfdht hand.
As the two men met. Colonel Sanford
stopped and said': "Senator Goebel, do you
stand by the article In which ou attacked
"I do," was the answer, and, as the
words were given, a shot was fired from
Senator Goebel's revolver. That shot
pierced Colonel Sanford and he died al
most Instantly. As he fell Colonel San
ford drew his revolver from his pocket
and sUcceeded,ln firing once, without other
effect than to form sufficient basis for a
plea of self-defense for his slayer.
Blnckuurn at the Grave.
Over Colonel Sanford's grave, Senator
Blackburn made this dramatic utterance:
"My friend has been murdered. It shall
be my office to avenge his death."
Senator Blackburn's threat availed o
little that during the recent campaign he
gave Goebel his heartiest support, with tho
condition that Senator Blackburn should
have Mr. Goebel's support In his effort to
return to the national senate.
The ex-Confederates of Kentucky have
never forgotten the death of Colonel San
ford. They voted In a body against Goebel.
Railroad Men Believe Union Pacific
Will Close It.
OMAHA, Feb. 3. There will be a meet
ing of officials of the Union Pacific, Ore
gon Short Line and Oregon Railroad &
Navigation Company, at Salt Lake,
Wednesday. One of the questions to be
taken up is the consolidation of agencies
of the three companies. Among railway
men It Is considered that this move Is
preliminary to closing the Ogden gateway,
as It emphasizes the completeness of the
control of the United Pacific in these cor
porations. This consolidation will restore
the conditions which prevailed previous to
the segregation of the Union Pacific, under
A prominent railway man, not connected
with the Union Pacific, said such action
on tho part of that company has been
anticipated by outside lines. The Burling
ton, It was pointed out, foresaw this when.
It started to build the Hartville branch,
which Is being laid with heavy steel, such
as Is used only on main lines, and this
road was headed directly toward a pass
Which would afford an easy line to Ogden.
A Union Pacific official, In discussing
the .matter, denied that any such action
would be taken at the Salt Lake meeting,
but added that he could see no reason why
the Union Pacific should accept the short
haul from Ogden when It was in a posi
tion to demand the long haul from the
Missouri river. He also pointed out that
the Ogden gateway was opened through
the Instrumentality of Short Line officials
at a jtlme when the management of that
road was hostile to the Union Pacific,
whereas, at present," U is controlled by
the Union Paeiflc and practically operated
I as an Integral part of that line.
THE INDIAN BILL PASSED
HOUSE! DEFEATED RIDER PROVID
ING FOR RELIGIOUS CHOOLS.
Bill Provides for Allotments to 300
Siletz Indians Other Features
of the Measure.
WASmNGTON, Feb. 3. The house to
day passed the Indian appropriation bill.
It was slightly amended In unimportant
particulars.. An attempt to revive, jjthe
policy of making contracts with religious
schools for the education of Indian chil
dren, which has been gradually aban
doned by the government during the last
five years, failed on the ruling of the chair
that the amendment offered was out of
order. The latter part of the session was
devoted to eulogies upon the life and pub
lic services of the late Representative Er
mentrout, of Pennsylvania.
When the house adjourned yesterday
there was pending an amendment au
thorizing the secretary of the interior to
make contracts for the education of1 In
dian children where other facilities did
not exist. To this amendment a point of
order had been raised, but held In abey
ance to permit Fitzgerald (dem. N. Y.).
author of the amendment, to submit re
marks in support of It. He continued his
argument to show that the amendment
was not In the Interest of any church, and
as the facilities for the education of the
children were inadequate, no valid objec
tion could be urged against It. Under the
bill, he said, over 2000 Indian children pf
the nation would be unprovided for. Wo
are proposing to spend millions for the
civilization of far-distant people, he said,
yet we refrain from educating these
wards of the nation" because of a fantas
tical idea that in so doing we might help
a particular church.
Little (dem. Ark.) opposed the amend
ment on the ground that the government
had declared a policy against contract
schools, and that the policy should be
adopted here, too.
Moody (rep. Mass.), who was In the
chair, sustained the point of order against
the amendment, holding that while con
rress could repeal the law relative to
contract schools, It could not do so by
a rider on an appropriation bill.
An amendment was adopted for the es
tablishment of schools in the Cherokee,
Creek, Choctaw and Chickasaw nations,
the expense to be defrayed out of the
funds of those nations
Amendments were adopted to pay the
Sac and Fox Indians, of Mississippi, $50,
000 out of their trust funds, and to allot
to 30G Alsea- Indians on the Siletz reserva
tion, In Oregon, their share of $100,000 un
der the treaty of August 16, ISM.
Without further amendment, the Indian
appropriation bill was passed.
At 2 o'clock public business was sus
pended to pay tribute to -the memory of
the late Representative Ermentrout, of
Pennsylvania., and at 3:20 the houe, as a
further mark of respect, adjourned.
LAWS FOR PUERTO RICO.
Report of Senate Committee on the
WASHINGTON. Feb. 3 '-The senate
committee on Puerto Rico today completed
Its consideration of the bill providing a
form of government for the Island of
Puerto Rico. The bill stands In all es-'
sential particulars the same as left by
the committee at Its meeting last Wednes
day. The rate of duty provided for articles
brought to the United States from Puerto
Rica and articles taken from the United1
States to Puerto Rico Is 25 per cent of the
Dirtgley law rate.
Senator Foraker, chairman of the com
mittee, prepared a report, which has been
adopted by the committee and will be,
submitted by bill to the senate next Mon
davi JThe reitfrt finvaV a--1
"The purpose of the bill is" tcPprovdeH
iciiijjuiu-i y mvii euveriiiiieni lor iAuerio
Rico to continue until the law and ordi
nances now In force in the Island can be
revised and codified and a more permanent
form of government be framed by a com
mittee to be appointed by the president.
Thenecessltyfor a committee of this char
acter Is manifest because its laws and ju
dicial systems and codes of procedure,, as
well as the political conditions generally
now existing In Puerto Rico, are so wide
ly different from ours as to make It' Im
possible to do such worS intelligently and
comprehensively without that wider and
more accurate knowledge that can be ob
tained only by visiting the island and
studying the whole situation as It there
"Because the legislation now under con
sideration is intended to stand only tem
porarily, the committee have sought io
limit it to only such changes In existing
laws and conditions as appear necessary to J
quickly accomplish the purposes that are
thought to bo essential to the peace and
prosperity of the Island. Generally stated,
the propositions are:
"L To substitute a civil for a military
"2. To accord to the native Puerto Rlc
ano as much participation therein as it
may be for the best interests of all con
cerned to give them.
"3. To avoid, as far as possible, radi
cal changes in the laws, courts and codes
f of procedure, and yet make such modifi
cations and alterations as are necessary
to dispense with the most objectionable
features of the Spanish government and
"4. To provide a legislative authority
that can deal with .all domestic subjects
"5. To extend the navigation laws of
the United States to the Island, and enact
such tariff, Internal revenue and other
provisions as are necessary to afford a,
revenue for the support 6t the government,
and to meet the expenses of such public
Instruction and public Improvements as
should be undertaken, and in this behalf,
authorize, to a limited extent, the raising
of funds by Issuing municipal and insular
Donds In anticipation of revenues.
"6. To retire Puerto Rican coins now
In circulation and substitute coins of the
United States therefor.
"7, To authorize and regulate the granU
ing of public and quasi public franchises."
"The questions that gave the committee
or not the constitution should be extended"
to Puerto Rico, and In the second place
whether provision should be made with
respect to tho tariff duties and internal
revenue jaxes. Attention Is called Ins
tall to the legislation relating to territories
In the past to show that there Is abundant
precedent for not extending the prdvlslons
of the constitution to territory for which
congress may be called upon to legislate.
"The committee recognize that In not ex
tending the constitution and making It
apply to Puerto Rico and especially by
the provisions they present In the bill with
resnect to tariff duties, they raise 'im
portant questions as to the constitutional
power of congress to enact sucn legisla
tion. Notwithstanding all that has been,
said to the contrary, a majority of the
committee are of the dplnlon that con
gress has such power. s f
With respect to citizenship tharei
"It Is within our discretion to make, the
Inhabitants of Puerto Rico citizens of tho
United States or not, so it Is within,; tne
power and discretion of congress to
make the inhabitants of the Philippines
and other Islands we may acquire citizens
or withhold that quality from them. It is
also within the power of congress to regu
late and restrict and prohibit, If thought
advisable, the passing of the Inhabitants
of the Philippines or other islands from
their country Into ours, or to prevent the
products of their labor frdm coming Into
unjust competition with the labor of this
country. With respect to this whole mat
ter congress has now, since annexation,
and will continue to have, complete and
unquestioned power to legislateas? It may;
see fit, and hence continue to afford the
same protection heretofore given' In all
1 these particulars. It will be simply a ques-
tton of policy hereafter -In each case as
it may arise, as it Is now and hereto
fore." Senators Galllnger and Perkins, of the
committee, while assenting to the main
features- or the report, are against any
proposition for free trade with the Island.
They assert that, If Puerto Rico was an
integral part, of $ the- .United States, mo
tariff difference from that which applies
to the United States could be maintained.
They also "believe that some Interests of
the United States would suffer from free
trade with the island and revert to the
cheap labor and other conditions with
which the United States could not compete.
Commissioner Evans Explained the
Workings of His Office.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3. Commissioner
of Pensions Evans was heard today by
the house committee on Invalid pensions
relative to pension legislation. In view
of recent hearings of Grand Army delega
tions and others Interested in pensions,
the hearing attracted more than usual In
terest Mr. Evans expressed the belief
that the general pension laws had become
complicated by so many decisions and
constructions that he believed It to be es
sential to have a general revision In order
to get at the real meaning of the law and
the desires of congress toward the pen
sioners. He had, therefore, recommended
the commission to revise the penBlon laws,
and he believed such a body could do its
work and report to congress by next De
cember. Mr. Evano was asked as to charges that
had been made that some special com
missioners, when .investigating widows'
claims, asked Insulting questions of these
widows. The commissioner vigorously de
nied the charges. He read from the reg
ulations xf Commissioners 'Black and Tan
ner on the subject of Inquiries and his In
structions to the commissioners to avoid
any Indiscretions. In connection with a
charge that Improper questions had been
asked an aged widow, Mr. Evans read
the report of the. examiner, denying the
charge, and declaring there was not a
word of truth In it.
The commissioner said It was impossi
ble to frame any law without haying had
some special cases arise which might
He was asked why the local medical
board told pensioners a favorable report
would be made, and yet favorable action
did not follow at the bureau. The com
missioner explained that the local boards
are forbidden under the rules from mak
ing known their findings. But their mem
bers were human, and naturally swayed
to some extent by local feeling. More
over, he said the law Itself caused diffi
culty by requiring not only the medical
diagnosis, but a general estimate or con
clusion, and these did not always agree.
Mr. Evans spoke of the Intelligence add
ability of those in charge of this work.
As to delays In appeal casus, he said
about 4000 were passed on last year, and
of these only about 300 resulted In a re
versal of the original ruling. Some of the
delay had been caused by the wholesale
appealing of cases on printed blanks. Mr.
Evans expressed his personal advocacy of
just and liberal pensions. He remarked
also that usually there were 10 mistakes
against the government to one against the
applicant, and the latter was quick to
call attention to the mistake In his case.
There was absolutely no truth, the com
missioner said. In the charge that Span
ish war claims were being held up, as he
had given special Instructions to advance
The hearing brought out much other
detailed Information on the administration
of pension affairs At Its conclusion the
committee unanimously adopted a vote
of thanks to the commissioner, and In ac
knowledgment of this Mr. Evans said he
.was "always glad to have the sunlight
shed upon the workings of the pension
LEGALITY QF THE GRAND JURY
Arguments on the Matter of One
William Connor, In answer to the charge
that he is not qualified to serve as a mem
ber of the grand jury because he moved
his residence to Spokane, Wash , and has
not regained a residence, yesterday filed
an affidavit denying that such was the
Connor states that he went to Spokane In
May, 1S99, Intending to return here In 30
days, and purchased a round-trip ticket.
On May 28 he avers that he waa taken
sick at Spokane, and was confined In the
hospital, where an operation was neces
sarily performed. As icon as he was abla
he came back to Portland. He alleges
that he has resided in this city for 20
y-ears, and has always voted here, and
never voted anywhere else within that
time, and never changed his place of hab
itation. He says further that he has paid
taxes for a number of years and his name
Is. on the tax roll for the year 1898.
The motion in the case of Andrew Carl
son, Indicted for robbery, to quash the In
dictment, was argued by Attorney Charles,
J. Scihnabel. attorney "for Carlson, and"
District Attorney Sewall, 'for the state,'
yesterday, and was taken under advise
ment by the court.
Mr. Schnabel contended that Connor wag
hot shown1 to be a taxpayer and was not
an inhabitant of this state. He read the
Following' article of the constitution and
section of the statute, which he contended
the court must abide by: J
Se&tion i8, article VII, of the Oregon
state constitution: "The legislative as
sembly shall so provide that the most
competent of 'the permanent citizens of
tho county' shall be chosen for jurors; and
tfut of the whole nUmlber In attendance at
the court, sevfen shall be chosen toy lot as
grand jurors, five of whom must concur
to find on Indictment, But the legislative
assembly may modify or abolish grand
, Section 947 pf Hill's Annotated Laws of
Oregon: "A person Is not competent to act
as a juror unless he be ... a male In
habitant o the county In whdeh he is re
turned, and who has been an inhabitant
thereof or the year next preceding the
time het 13 drawn or called."
Counsel distinguished between a resident.
and an innaoitant. uur minister to the
court of St. James in London, he said,
was still a resident of the state he was
appointed from, but not an, inhabitant.
Mr. Sewollf on the other hand, contended
that the -facts submitted established that
Gonnor Is entirely competent to serve as
one of the grand jury. He went to Spo
kane and adjacent places only on a visit
and to see the mines. It was preposterous
to say. he .was not an inhabitant Or res!'
denlTof Portland. The district attorney
explained that Mr. Connor's name was on
the jury iiSt of E00 names Brawn for the
yea J1S99. It was taken from the as
sessment roll of 1S9S, where Mt Connor's
name appeared, and he had paid taxes for
years previous. The new Jury list taken
from the assessment roll of 1S99 was noitf
being prepared, and would not be in use
until next term of 'court. Coain&er' sub-
lii' C v
"Keep to Your Thee and
m ' " "
Yoap Place will Keep You, "
Without good health 'toe cannot keep
situations nor enjoy life Most tfoubles
dAgin&ie in impure blood. Hood's Sarsa.
pastHa. makes the blood rich and pure,
arid thui promotes good health, which tutt
hel$ you "heejSyour place.'
eruna Cures Catarrh Wherever Located.
Congressman Smith, of Illinois.
Hon. George W. Smith,
Member of Congress, In a re
cent letter fr6m Murpbysboro.
111., to the Peruna Medicine
Co., says the following In re
gard to Peruna. for catarrh:
Peruna Medicine Co.:
Gentlemen I take pleasure In
testifying to the merits of Peru
na. I have taken one bottle for
my catarrh and I feel very much
benefited. To those who are af
flicted with catarrh and In need
of a good tonic I take pleasure
In recommending PerUna.
Geo. W. Smith.-
Major Robert L. Longstreet,
who served on the staff of Gen
eral Lee, General Francla V.
Greene, General Arnold, of tho
Regulars, and General Wlllls
ton, In the late war with Spain,
Is the eon of the great ex-Confederate
general. Major Long
street was mustered out In
June, and he Is now In Wash
ington trying to get rid of the
pernicious malarial fever wnlch
he contracted in Cuba. He found
Peruna of benefit on his return
to the United States, and says
the following In regard to the
great catarrh cure and tonic:
"I have taken Peruna as a
tonic on my return front Cuban
cjlmate, and find it excellent,''
Miss Jennie Johnson.
Miss Jennie Johnson, "Vice
President Chicago Teachers'
Federation, 3118 Lake Park
avenue, Chicago, 111., writes:
"Among the different remedies
I have tried when in need of a
tonic none have helped me more
than Peruna. I find It especial
ly helpful In cases of catarrh of
the stomach; It restored the func
tions of nature. Induces sleep and
builds' up the entire system."
Catarrh of the pelvic organs
Is the bane of womankind.
Most cases of backache are
caused by catarrh of the kid
neys. Peruna Is just the medi
cine for catarrh of the kidneys.
It stllnulates the kidneys to ex
crete from the blood the accu
mulating poison. It gives vigor
to the heart's action and diges
tive system. Peruna should be
used In all cases of catarrh of
mltted the following sections of the stat
ute: "Before accepting a person drawn as a
grand juror, the court must be satisfied
that such person Is duly qualified to act
as a juror, but when drawn and found
qualified he must be accepted, unless the
court, on the application of the juror, and
before he is sworn, shall excuse him from
such service for any of the reasons pre
scribed by chapter 12 of the code of civil
"No challenge shall be made or allowed
to the panel from which the grand jury la
drawn, nor to an individual grand juror
unless made by the -court for want of
He said this made the court the sole
Judge of the qualification of the juror,
and Mr. Connor was accepted. The case
will probably be decided on this lost point.
Mr. Connor states that be was employed
here in the sheriff's office In the year ISM
until May, and left here In May and re
turned in August following.
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B0ST0NIANS OFF-THE STAGE
They Listen io Oregon's Best Singer
at the Commercial Cluu.
The Commercial Club entertained the
Bostonlans and M. Q. Lownsdale, at
the club, rooms, Friday evening. The af
fair was a most enjoyable one. After a
delicious lunch, the Commercial Club quar
tet opened tho musical programme with a
song, "Then and Now," which was fal
lowed with an encore, "Romeo's Ladder."
and later-by Dudley Buck's arrangement
of "Oft In the StiUy Night." Then fol
lowed delightful renditions of operatic se
lections and ballads. Mr. Lownsdale sang
"Dearest Heart" (Sullivan). "Among the
Lilies" (Dana), "The Child's Prayer,"
"Pretty Mouth" and "The Three Fishes."
He waa in capital voice, aftd -his truly
magnificent singing delighted all present
and was a great surprise to those who
had never heard him before. Of the Bos
tonlans, Frnk Rushworth sang a delight
ful Scotch ballad and the beautiful old
tenor aong, "Come Into the Garden,
Maud." Charles R. Hawley. the favorite
baritone, although without his notes, kind
ly favored the club with "The Hart
Bowed Down." Frederick Knight was alse
good enough to repeat his delightful tenor
aria frsm "The Serenade," entitled, "I
Envy the Bird."
Henry Clay Barnabee, the Keafl of the
operatic stage, responded to the calls of
Peruna Not a Cure-AH.
Peruna Is not a "cure-aH, ft cures Jus.
one disease oatarrh. But since catarrh
is able to fasten Itself within the dtffw
ent organs ot the body,, so It s thai Pe
runa, qures affections of these avians.
But we Insist that Peruna carts one dis
ease only. We claim that Peruse, Is the
only internal, scientific remedy, for a
tarrh yet devised. We- claim ' that ca
tarrh Is a systemic disease; that Is to
say. it invades the whole system. We
claim that Peruna Is a systemic remedy:
that Is to say, it eradicates catarrh, frcsa
the system. Catarrh is net a leeal dis
ease; Peruna Is not a local remedy.
Since catarrh Invades the system, only
a systemic remedy can reach, It. This Is,
In brief, our claim la assigning to the
disease catarrh our remedy, Peruna.
Booker T. Washington. Preeideat of
Tuskegee College, Tuskegse. Aku, says:
"I have used ene bottle of Femaa. and
I can truthfully say that I have never
taken any medicine that has Improved
me as much as Peruna."
There Is no medicine that can take its
place. Address The Peruna Medicine Co.,
Columbus, O., for free catarrh book.
those present with a clever address, fol- .
lowing which he convulsed the audience
with two bits of humor one an Illustra
tion of a tenor singing, "Hark' I Hear
the Angels Sing,', with an orchestra which
he anathematized with every breath, and
the other, the celebrated sontoquy from
Richard HI, "Now Is- the Winter of Our
Discontent," as rendered by a fop, a
Frenchman and a Yankee Oeorge B.
Frothingham rendered h. touching hit ot
verse and a humorous selection "The
Llttld Dog Under the Wagon."
The visitors and members were alse
greatly pleased by Dem Zan's staging ot
"Because I Love You" and "Fiddle and J."
The entertainment came to an end with a
! few remarks of felicitation upon the suc
cess and enjoyable features of the even
ing by H. M. Cake, president of the duh, j
Season of Roadies Roads.
While in Portland last w"eek, the edffer
saw a horseless carriage in operation.
Theytwoukl do aa we'll as any Other ve
hicle at this time of the tear. Our rood
less roads are simply out Of Sight. ,
Chicago Evening Post.
"I understand," said the neighbor, "that
vour husband is a. dranmtfe prttf " "Tn "
I replied the IMtle woman, bitterly; "ho Is
I even worse than that. He is a household i
Entirely new treatmeitt.. It cures. Cone,
try it. Free. "
Also cnrdnlc affectfoas of ,the stoiaacfl
liver, kidneys, fctadder. Weed and skin
Dr. Darrln, 29 Morrison street Port
land, Or., is the most reliable specialist
for every form of-weakness and' disease
of men; also makes diseases ot women1 an.
important specialty. He guarantees' to
cure varicocele or hydrocele hi one'wsek;
stricture in le days No inconvenience, no
I detention. Only one visit ttf the doctor's
efflce necessary Consultation free and
charges reasonable. Home treatment suc
cessful in m&py c"ases. Testimonials and
question blanks sent free Hours, tt-E,
. 2-5; and 7-8 dally.
EV. JOB WHEELER
f Peruna: "I join Sen
Sullivan, Roach and
try in their good opin I
Peruna as an effective
h remedy. ' a.. i
Hon. Wn. A. Deane, of San Francisco.
Mm. W. A. Deane. Clerk i
the city and eotfnty of San Fran-1
Cisco, in a latter written iron
San- Frauclseet says:
"I would not he without Pent" a, 1
as I have found it to be the beati
remedy for catarrhal complain1!
that 1 have- ever used.- I ha a
tried most ail of the so--al;ed
catarrh remedies advertised.
and can conscientiously say th 1 1
of all the remedies for catarrhal
complaints recommended to me
none have been so beneficial as
Ww. A Deane.
Everybody Is subject to ea-
tarrh Peruna' curse eatarrn.l
acute or chronic, wherever lc
Hon. Thomas Gahan.
Hon. Thomas Gahan, of Chl-j
cago, 111 , member of National
Committee of the Democrac
party, writes as follows "I
afflicted with catarrh for four-;
teen years, and though I trie
many remedies and applied te
several doctors, I was not able
to find a cure. Finally I learne
of the remedy, Peruna, through
a friend who had used i
took Peruna. for twenfy-tv
weeks, and am now enure
cured. I have every reason tc
think my cure a permanent one
as it has been a year sine thenl
I can heartily recommend Peru-j
na as a catarrh remedy it will
cure when all ether remedle
Mr, F E. Brackett, 8 Sabli
street Medford, Maes , say 3
have been treating myself f r
tarrh for about twenty foal
years. During that time I ha?
used many different kmds oj
medicine, but since using youl
medicines I find them far sup?
rior in every respect The tonll
ptffot of Peruna on me is 'ruli
wonderful My wife uses anl
Few stop ta realize in hov
many ways catarrh can aire'
the bodv Every organ ever
fliict everv Dassaxe. every opei
lng of the human body la 'labli
to catasrh. Peruna Is an 1ntt:
n9i rvjtemlc catarrh -emedj
and' acts' beneficially on ail of thj
mucous membranes of the riv
man bodv Consequently It
equally effective to cure catarri
In any organ. Ask your irus
gist for a free pe-ru-na Aims
nac for the year 1900.
Street, Dallas. Texas, says "Mn
had a terrible Cancer on his jai
mc which the aoctors perf&rae
a- painful operation, cutting dowi
to the bone and scraping it Thl
Career soon returned ..however ar
was more violent than before Wi
wore advised to try S. & S The :
,od bottle made an improvement
after twenty bottles had been take!
the Oaneer disappeared entirely
and he was eared permanently
(Swift's Specific) la the only remedl
tnai can reaon cancer, the most deadis
of all diseases. Books on Cancer anl
iMoou JJiseasea mailed free by Jiwi
ppecine mxnpany, Attests, Ga
Delicacy of Flavor.
Superiorly in Quaftiy.
Grateful and Comforting
to the Nervous or Dyspeptic.
Nutritive Qualities Unrivalled.
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