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fHE SUNDAY OHEGOKIAN, PORTIiAND, OCTOBER 8, 1905.
PLIES COMING IN
Oregon Constitutional Amende
ments Are Favored.
NO. 2 HAS OPPONENTS
Proposal to Grant Pjeoplo tho Right
to Call Special Election to Dis
charge .Public Officials
(Siring the people power to cal ref
erendum on single Items of approprla-.
tion bill without affecting other ltema
and extending the Initiative and tho
referendum powers to cities and towns
and all ' electoral dlKtricts aa , to local,
special and municipal acts of the Legle
Giving the -people power to demand
resignation of a delinquent officer or
to remove hlro at a special election
Giving municipalities power to make
and amend their own charters, inde
pendently of the legislature, subject
only to the Etate constitution and the -4
Allowing enactment of laws and or
dinances' by proportional or minority
representation; 1. e., giving minority
' parties representation In .legislatures
and City Councils In proportion to their
Allowing the duties and the salary of
the State "Printer to bo regulated by
Giving the people exclusive power to
create state Institutions at other places
than at the- capital. (The Legislature
has set up Institutions at other places
In violation of the constitution.)
Giving one Legislature power to pro
pose constitutional amendments and re
quiring the referendum on legislative
acts that call for a constitutional con
vention. (Two successive Legislatures
must now propose amendments.)
OREGON CITY, Or., Oct. 7. (Spe
cial..) Replies .are beinu received by
W. S. TJ.'Ken to 'the circular letter ad
dressed "to more than 1000 prominent
voters of the state, asking for opinion
on the proposed amendments to the
Oregon Constitution and as to the ad
visability of submitting the'm by initia
tive petition to the voters next June.
The letter was signed by T. A. McBrlde,
Henry E. McGinn, J. N. Teal, a E. S.
Wood, Frank Williams, Charles H. Cau
fleld, Ben Selling. F. E. Beach, F. Mc
Xercher, J. E. Hedges, E. G. Caufield,
C. Schuebel, C. H. Gram, B. G. Xeedy.
George M. Orton, H. G. Kundret and
IV.. S. U'Ren.
In the replies thus far received the
least popular of the proposed amend
ments are those giving the people the
power? to discharge any public officer
by vote at a special election, and 'an
other 'for allowing the enactment ' of
Jaws for the election of officers by pro
portional or minority representation.
Of the 55 who have expressed opinions
on these two amendments, 35 Indorse
the proposed discharge of a public of
ficer, while only 32 approve of legisla
tion providing for proportional repre
sentation in the election of officers.
The proposed amendment granting
to the people tho right to call a spe
cial election as a means of discharging
a public official has raised the greatest
discussion and severe criticism. Op
position to this proposed amendment
has been presented by men of such
prominence in the affairs of the state
that the friends of the amendment may
decide to revise it. to the end that a
greater percentage of the voters must
sign a petition before a special election
can be called for ousting a public of
ficial than is required In the amend
ment as it is now drafted. These ad
verse opinions are from men who, in
the main, approve of the proposed leg
islation, but find It impracticable to
indorse the amendment as It Is now
Moreland. In Opposition.
In opposing the amendment provid
ing for a special election for ousting a
public official, J. C- Moreland writes
"I am opposed to the second pro
posed amendment as proposed. And
these are. my reasons: No man is elect
ed to publlp office who has not at least'
25 per cent of the voters against him.
Under this amendment thlB 25 per cent
could he cal line elections nt nn- (mo
and the country thus be kept In con
tinual turmoil. If the per cent were
raised so that a majority vote, or at
lenst a vote equal to the number the
person received, were required, it
would be a good thing.
"Another reason is that the matter
of this referendum is now on trial. I
believe, If not abused, the power will
prove of great advantage, but ir abused
it will b abandoned. Tq give ep small
a majority the power to call an eleotlon
whenever they chose would cauHe such
expense and turmoil that it would in
jure the cause. True, the good sense
and fairness of the majority may al
ways be relied on. but shall we say that
the small minorltj' proposed shall be
allowed to be continually seoklng to
set aside the will of the majority?"
In criticising the same amendment,
C. M. Tfllemari. ot-Portland, says:
""Number 2 has a tendency upon the
whole to foster dishonesty, to promul
gate unrest and to prevent securing
the best talent for office. No good-result
Is achieved by continually hang
ing ,over the head of an officer the
sword of Damocles. No man was ever
reformed by smelling sulphur, very few
have been driven over the battlements
of heaven with a double-barrel shot
gun, and no wrongs are righted by
placing a pistol at the ear. In my opin
ion, the greatest Inducement for an of
ficer to perform good service Is his be
lief that he will be again elected, nnd
not the fear that he will be bounced If
he is derelict of duty.'
Just as In England.
Indorsement cf this amendment, how
ever, is hud by a number of other vot
ers, principal among them being W. C
Bristol, of Portland, who writes:
"Your No. 2 on page 3 or your folder
is substantially the same practice as is
common with the British government of
taking a vote of confidence, as to which
no public-spirited man seeking office
could have any reasonable objection.
Your Illustration in your argument is
very apt but you could have as well
applied "it to -the colonies rather than
to have confined It" to the House of
Commons. I was In Victoria last year
"when a vot of confidence was taken
by the Board of Assemblymen, which
Is the same thing in that country as a
governing City Council. Tho object you
seek can be enlarged, upon also from
"numerous" instances in Europe."
F. Domjnic, O. S. B., of the Mount
Angel College, in a letter. Indorsing the
proposed amendments, says:
- 'As a bbrn Swiss I sympathize the
. pre with all your' suggestions be causa
almost all the reforms which you have
inaugurated already and which you
propose in your printed statement, are
working admirably In the land of my
birth. And even if same of tfie proposed
reforms , should not ultimately work
well here, why not test them and ex
periment with them as you so well say?
I am in favor of all seven amendments,
which you suggest in your circular, and
also, the anti-pass law, not because I
am sure of the practicability of all of
these suggestions under our constitu
tion, but because they are worthy of a
"I feel particularly Interested in the
ultimate victory of youruggestlon in
favor of proportional representation.
I must especially commend your argu-
ment after every proposed amendment.
They are very concise and convincing."
Trfitiatlve Is in Favor.
In the 55 replies that have been re
ceived, representing all political parties
and factions, there is expressed a prac
tically unanimous sentiment favoring
the proposed amendments giving the
people Initiative and referendum pow
ers on all local, special and. municipal
laws, and single items of appropriation
bills. Fifty are In favor of granting to
the people this right.
. Almost equally popular is the pro
posed amendment for allowing the
State Printer's office, duties and salary
to be regulated or abolished by law. A
great majority of those replying favor
the abolition of this office and suggest
that this work be done by contract or
under the- direction, of a board consist
ing of tho Governor, Secretary of State
and State Treasurer. So pronounced is
the sentiment favoring this proposed
amendment, that some of those who
originated the movement for thus as
certaining public sentiment on these
questions, feel Inclined to so amend it
.as to provide for the abolishment of
the office of State Printer before sub
mitting the question for further consid
eration. As was expected the sentiment thus
far expressed Is almost unanimous for
the ennctment of an anti-pass law. Of
53 opinions on this subject, 50 favor
anti-pass legislation. Regarding the
pass question, J. A Fulton, of Astoria,
"t favor making it compulsory on the
part of transportation companies to
give passes to all public officials while
they are in office. This will settle the
Snffrage for the Immigrants.
Mr. Fuiton also suggests the need of
revising the law to the extent that the
right of suffrage he denied foreigners
until they 'nave resided here at least
five years. He says:
"It is time wo of Oregon ohange our
laws so it will require all persons com
ing Into this country from loreign lands
to become full citizens having lived
here five years and beng able to read
Thanatopsls in our native tongue be
fore they be allowed to vote at any
To date replies have been received
from tfje following:
E. X. Scovell, George W. Trefern, B. A.
Todd. L. F, Conn. L. M. Travis, Ir. J. S.
Bishop, T. P. Hnckleman. T. P. Nutting,
Jllchard Montague, Thad W. Vreelanrf. D. It.
Jackson. T. L. Van Orsdol, J. S. Van "Winkle,
D. M. Brower, Walter L. Tooze. E. R. Lake,
J. Gaston, Ira C. Powell. George Ogle, P. H.
Lund. M. A. Ferguson, Taylor J. Scott. P. A.
MacPherson, A Crofton, Lee B. Tuttle. A H
Devers, James N. Davis, B. Lee Paget. P.
Dominic. J. A Fulton, H. P. Brookhart,
Frederick Nolf, J. C. Moreland. John T.
Whalley, "tVl'llam "ft. Apperson, George F.
Bonney, WlI. II. Dufur. It. M. Veatch, W.'
C. Bristol. F. S. Fields, A. It. Bentley. J. iV.
Barnes. C. M. Idleman. A. E. Kern, Herbert
L. Gill, E. Ho'fer. T. J. Cleetoh, S. S. Pentr.
Robert G. Smith, J. W. Cornelius. William
Galloway, James Barr. C. H.'Boles. Adolphus
Re. E. P. Carter and C P. Strain.
The friends of the proposed amend
ments will hold a meeting soon for the
consideration of the replies that are
being received. It will then be decided
Just what amendments shall be submit
ted to the voters and in what form
they shall be presented. "When this has
been done, an organisation will be had
for the purpose of conducting a cam
paign in the interest of the several pro
MATT TIED TO' PILING
WAS OX THE WASHINGTON SIDE OF
Judge McBrlde Holds Orejcon Court
Han No Jurisdiction la Case
ASTORIA Or., Oct. 7. (Speolal.)
The decision of Judge McBrlde last
evening in dismissing the charge of as
sault with a dangerous weapon -against
Joseph Burke on. the ground of lack of
Jurisdiction of the court. Is one which
Is expected to have an Important bear
Jng on numerous cases In the future.
The allegod assault was admitted by
the prosecution to have taken place on
a craft tied to a piling, which was
driven in the river on the "Washington
side of the. ship's channel, but the act
admitting Oregon to statehood gave
this state concurrent Jurisdiction over
the waters of the Columbia River and
the prosecution contended that this act
gave the Circuit Court of Clatsop
county jurisdiction In this case.
The court, however, held differently.
In his ruling Jcdse McBrlde followed
the line of the decision rendered by
Federal Judges Hanford and Bellinger
in the case of the State of Oregon vs.
Charles wiken, although he went fur
ther than did the Federal Judges, and
decided a point that has never before
been passed upon by a court. The
wiken case was one in which the de
fendant was arrested for illegally
operating a fishtrap in Baker's Bay. He
was inea ana convicted in a local
court The Federal' Court reversed tho
decision of the lower court and held
that the concurrent Jurisdiction did not
apply to tho regulation of flshtrans
which are attached to tho Washington
shore and uIbo It only applied in' cases
where the laws of. the two states are
Judge McBrlde in his ruling last
evening concurred with this decision
and added that whenever an offense oc
cur on a vessel that- Is tied to piling
anven in Washington soil the courts
or this state have no Jurisdiction. Con
tinulng, he said that while the oues
tion is a cloA one, he will adopt a rule
that shall obtain In his court In the fu
tur of not entertaining any case,
cither civil or criminal. Involving
property on the north sido of the main
ship's channel of the Columbia River,
which 1b the boundary line between the
two states, tho only exception being In
stances that arise on water craft that
is at the time actually navigating the
waters of the Columbia River that is
a craft which is not attached to any
anven piieand is not lying at anchor.
Sockeye It Hit Is Over.
NEW WESTMINSTER. B. C Oct 7.
(Special.) The run of sockeye
salmon in the Fraser TUvor has stopped
and tho cohoes are beginning to run.
The sockeye season thlB year has heen
longer than any season for ten years.
ana tno fishermen have given un try
lng to solve the reason. They believe,
however, that tho cohoe rurj,thls year
win oe snort, as it is so late in com
Wife Fatally. Wounded, Daugh
ter May Recover.
TRIES TO CUT HIS THROAT
Nathaniel rclvln, of Vallejo, Cl.'
Just Out , bf -Asylum, Attacks
Family With Knife, Re
volver and Ball Bat.'
VALLEJO. Cal., Oct. 7. SpecIal.)-De-
claring -that his own family was trying
to take his life. Nathaniel Melvln, aged G
rears, for many years foreman calker at
the Mare Island navy-y&rd. and a promi
nent citizen, shot and fatally wounded his
wife and seriously wounded his daughter.
Mrs. P. E. Radcllffe, at the family resi
dence In thls-clty th;s morning. A mmuto
later Melvln took a large breadKnlfe and
attempted to cut hid throat, but the blade
was dull, and the sight of the blood
seemed to restore the crazed man to his
Melvln has been an Inmate of the Napa
Insane Asylum on three different occa
sions, being released on parole three
months ago. Only lask week his son
wrote a letter to the asylum authorities
asking for a permanent discharge for
Melvln. This request is still pending.
Melvln secured his son's revolver, a
baseball bat and a large hrcadknlfe early
this morning. After Mrs. Melvln and
Mrs. Radcllffe had said good-bye to the
two sons of the family and Mrs. Rad
cllffe s husband, who Is Boatswain ir. is.
Radcllffe, of the United States ship Sol
ace, they started to return to the house.
As they did so two bullets from a re
volver In the hands of the elder Melvln
came through the wall, and a moment
later Melvin himself, clad only In his
nightgown, and with the smoking revolver
in one hand and the Knife ana oaseoau
bat In the other, tore open the front
door and stepped out on the front porch
of the house.
Mrs. Melvin uttered a scream and fled.
As she ran. Melvln fired two shots at her.
One entered the pit of her stomach, and
has not yet been found. The other flew
wide of its mark. Mrs. Radcllffe cried
to her father for mercy, but he turned
on her with a curse and fired the last
bullet in the revolver. The bullet entered
Mrs. Radcliffe's breast Just below the
heart, and. striking a rib. took a down
ward course. It was found later, near tho
small of the back, and removed.
The whole neighborhood was on the
scene In a minute, and Melvln rushed
back Into the house, threatening' to kill
the first man who entered.
Abe Schuffler. who lives near-by, se
cured a revolver and entered the house,
and found the old roan in his own room,
attempting to cut his throat with a large
brcadknlfe. The police officers had ar
rived by this time, and disarmed Melvin
and placed him in a strait-Jacket
Mrs. Melvln's condition Is critical, and
the doctors hold out no hope for recov
er'. Mrs. Radcllffe is suffering, but-hopes
for her life are held out. Melvin was
taken to the police station, where he was
bound and made harmless, but only nftor
a terrible struggle. He was removed to
the Napa State Hospital at noon.
GENERAL WTSII FOR HARMONY
"Many Prominent Marion Republi
cans Will Attend Conference
SALEM, Or., Oct. 7. (Special.) "From
the Information I can gather in talking
with prominent Republicans of tills coun
ty, the attendance from here will be large
and vers enthusiastic for the cause which
prompted the calling of the Republican
conference at Portland, October 12," says
Hal D. Patton, state committeeman for
"I find a general desire for harmony and
unity In the ranks of the party, and a de
termination to "bury all past animosities
and factional differences. It seems to be
fully realised that the Republican party
is much bigger and greater than any man
in It: and that the principles for which
it stands are deserving of the support of
every citizen of Republican proclivities.
The belief is that principle must be set
above men, and that the organization of
the party must be with a view to the suc
cess of principles rather than t Individ
uals. "Marion County Republicans In large
numbers will go to this conference, actu
ated by the motives thus indicated, and it
will be my aim to afford every Republi
can from this county an opportunity to
be present and hear the deliberations. To
carry out this purpose. I have not only
had published in the press of this county
a general invitation, but have sent out to
party workers furnished me by the pre
cinct committeemen, personal invitation.
I Intend going to Portland early In the
week and establish a Marlon County head
quarters, and give each Republican such
credentials as will secure admittance. As
there will be an Immense crowd, some
system will have to be adopted which will
Insure scats for all, and my determina
tion is to give everybody a fair show and
a mi u are deal. It will be a grand and suc
cessful gathering In every way."
ATTORNEY ENTERS DEMURRER
Jurisdiction of Court Denied In Ore
gon City Councllmcn Case.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Oct 7. (Special.)
City Attorney Franklin T. Griffith today
filed a demurrer to the complaint In the
injunction suit that was Instituted
Wednesday to resraln Councllmcn Mason,
Chapman and Jusln from voting on' the
pending Oregon Water Power & Railway
Company's freight franchise. " The de
murrer sets forth that the court has no
Jurisdiction of the persons or the defend
ants or the subject of the suit; that the
plaintiff, William Andresen. a , business
man and" heavy taxpayer, has no legal
capacity to sue, and that the complaint
does not state facts sufficient to consti
tute a cause of suit against tho defand
ants. or either of them.
This is the suit brought by Interested
property-owners and taxpayers to prevent
the granting by the City Council of a 35
year freight franchise to the street rail
way company, to Main street the only
retail business street of tho city. The
three defendant Councllmcn are In the
employ of the street railway company, and
are advocates of the franchise which was
voted down by the legal voters of the
city last Saturday by a voteof 312 against
to 1S3 tor. The suit will be taken up at
the regular November term of the Circuit
Court rwhich meets on Monday, Novem
land; ttM.OOT; A. H. Willett. W. H. H. Mil
ler and A H. Ballard.
Clatskanle Tranaeort&tkm Company.
Portland: J.CO0; J. W. Shaver, V. Deger-
stedt, o. w. Hosford and v. C crKemy.
The Gllmore Water Power Company.
Junction CItv. Or SS03: S. P. Gllmore.
Tmm. TT- n m.M mr,A Til-., nilmnro '
Cowlitz County Logging Company. Port
land; 552,000; H. L. Powers, John W. Al
exander and S. B. Llnthicuro.
Western Concrete Pile & Foundation
Company. Portland: J20.0CO: George C.
Mason, Allen Riley and R. W. Wilbur.
Oregon Box & Manufacturing Company,
Portland; JSOOO: F. P. Sheaagrecn, B. H.
Neer and H. H. Jones.
The Coos & Coqullle Valleys Railroad
Company. Portland; J250.C60: John M. Hod
eon. Phil Metschan and Henry L. Plt
tock. Cable Cove Power Company, Sumpter:
JIOO.OW; O. C. Wright, T. C. Gray and E.
The Wallowa County Fair Association,
Lostine, Or.; JS&O; S. F. Pace, A. Wade
ana h. j. Martin.
Lucky Gold Sc Copper Mining Company,
incorporated under laws of Arizona; 53CO,-
000; attorney-in-fact, George H. Downs,
North Powder, Or.
Central Railway of Oregon; incorporated
under laws of Maine: 32.000.000; attorney-in-fact
Charles E. CochVan, Union. Or.
The Sperry & Hutchinson Company, ln-corporat-xl
under the laws of New Jersey:
JUO0.O00: attorney-in-fact, C E. Brown,
Minnesota. & Oregon Land & Timber
Company. Incorporated under the. laws or
Minnesota; $100,000; attorney-in-fact, Wil
lis C. Stearns. Portland.
EDNA IMS NOT DOGS
HUSBAND COXTBNTOS THIS
GltOUND FOR DIVORCE.
Saa Fraaclsce Batcher Alleges His
Wife Acta Irrationally AVhem
She Seem a Caalae.
SAN FRANCISCO. Oct 7. (Special.)
Edna Sorenson's aversion to dogs and
her reputed Irrational actions when she
saw one or heard dogs talked about
was considered too trivial a matter by
Judge Hunt to be urged as ground
for divorce. However, despite the
court's discouragement Sorcnson man
aged to get in the evidence that his
wife had declared that she was not
married to him because "it was only a
dog license that cost 12."
Mrs. Sorehson first sued her husband,
a butcher, for 'legal separation on "the
ground of neglect, desertion and cru
elty. Ho replied with a cross-complaint
In which her antipathy to dogs was
made the burden of a charge of cru
elty. The woman and her attorney were
In court yesterday but did not stay to
hear, the husband's testimony.
Prohibited from telling his dog sto
ries. Sorenson made his case upon his
wife's frequent and unwarranted
charges or unfaithfulness on his part
The wife came into court later and
Sorcnson offered .her a home at Point
Arena, which she refused, whereupon
Judge Hunt declined to divorce them.
MAYOR MAY" LOSE HIS SEAT
Onion King Is on tho Trail of
HILLSBORO. Or., Oct 7. (Special.)
Tho little city of Bcaverton. Just west of
tho Portland Mountain, Is excited over
the possibility of losing her Majwr. Dr.
F. M. Roblnsorr. and one Councilman. Al
bert Davles. Some months ago the City
Council decided to put a stop to the ship
ping in of fertilizer, which Is used in large
quantities by the colony of gardeners
from whom tho village receives Its chief
An ordinance was passed prohibiting the
importation of fertilizer and garbage, and
David Reghitto. known all over the coun
ty as the "Onion King." decided to test
the statute. Accordingly he ordered a
carload shipment of manure and garbage
from Portland, and the Southern Pacific
shipped it Into the city limits, which was
prohibitive ground. An arrest followed,
and Reghitto was fined $15. or seven and
one-half days In the County Jail. - Re-
THE ROOT OF THE MATTER
NEW OREGON INCORPORATIONS
Articles Filed With the Secretary of
State at Salem.
SALEM. Or.. Oct 7. (SpeclaL) Articles
of incorporation were filed in the offico
of Secretary of State Dunbar this week
Blue Gravel Mining & Milling Company,
principal oSlce Grant's Pass, Or.; capital
stock, JIM, COO; incorporators. H. A. Cor
liss, A. J. Williams. W. E. Williams, a
N. Jones and Joseph Bard well.
Register Publishing Company. Eugene,
Or.; n5.0i: W. F. Gllstrap, 6. W. Brlggs
and Earl G. Davis.
Progressive Exploration Company. Port-
He Cnrrd Illmnelf of Strides Stomach Trou
bles, by Gettiag Dokb to First
A roan of large affairs in one of our
prominent' Eastern cities by too close
attention to business, too little exer
cise and too many club dinners, finally
began to pay Nature's tax, levied In the
form of chronic stomach trouble; the
failure of his digestion brought a nerv
ous irritability making it impossible
to apply himself to his daily business
and finally deranging the kidneys and
In his own words he says: "1 consult
ed one physician after another and each
one seemed to understand my case, but
all the same they .each failed to bring
about the return of my former dlges
tion, appetite and vigor. For two years
I went from pillar, to post from one
sanitarium to another, I gavo up smok
ing. I quit coffee and even renounced
my daily glass or two of beer, without
any marked Improvement
"Friends had often advised me to try
a well-known 'proprietary medicine,
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets and I had
often perused the newspaper advertise
ments of the remedy but never took
any. stock in advertised medicines, nor
could believe a 50-cent patent medicine
would touch my case.
"To make a long atory short I finally
bought a couple of packages at the
nearest drugstore and took two or three
tablets after each meal and occasionally
a tablet between meals, when I felt
any feeling of nausea or discomfort
"I was surprised at the. end of the
first week to note a marked improve
ment in my appetite and general health
and before the two packages were
gone I was certain that Stuart's Dys
pepsia Tablets was going to cure com
pletely and they did not disappoint
roe. I can cat and' sleep and enjoy my
coffee and cigar and no one would
suppose. I had ever known the horrors
"Out of frlenJly curiosity I wrote to
the proprietors, of the remedy asking
for information as to what the tablets
contained and they replied that the
principal ingredients were aseptic pep
sin (government test), malt diastase
and other natural digestives, which dl
gest food regardless of the condition
of the slomach."
The root of the matter Is this, the
digestive elements contained in Stuart's
Dyspepsia Tablets will digest the food.
give the overworked stomach a chance
to recuperate and the nerves and whole
system to receive the nourishment
which can only gome from food. Stim
ulants and nerve tonics never give real
strength, they give fictitious strength,
invariably followed by reaction. Every
drop of blood, every nerve and tissue
is manufactured from our dally food.
and if you can insure its prompt action
and complete digestion by the regular
use of so good and wholesome a remedy
as Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets, you will
have no need of nerve tonics and sani
Although Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets
have been in the market only a few
yearsv proTM'My every druggist In the
United States, Canada and Great Bri
tain aow sells them and considers them
the most popular and successful of any
preparation for stomach trouble.
THIS STORE WILL BE
CLOSED ALL DAY MONDAY
Is the ideal garment for this kind
of weather. It has all the style
that you could wish for, and is
suitable for day or evening wear
in dry or wet weather.
.WINTER SUITS TOPCOATS
SAM'L ROSENBLATT & CO.
COR.. THIRD AND MORRISON STS:
ghltto was mever confined, as his attor
ney, George R. Bagley, of Hlllsboro. pro
cured his release on a writ of habeas cor
pus, pending a writ of review before the
Circuit Court, on the ground that the city
was not authorized under the charter t6
pass such an ordinance.
Immediately upon his release Reghitto s
attorney discovered that tho charter of
tho little village provided that only a per
son having property upon which he paid
a taxVas eligible to hold the offices ot
Mayor and Councllmen, and ouster pro
ceedings have been filed against Mayor
Robinson and Councilman Davles.
Active Railroad Work.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash.. Oct 7.-Spe-clal.)
Today George Donald let the con
tract to Allen & Mathleson for the grad
ing of part of the North Yakima & Val
ley Railway up the NachcS". This firm
will put a force of men at work Monday
to commence the work. Mr. Donald says
he will have 15 miles of road completed
The North Coast Railway people are
also pushing work rapidly toward the
building of a line from here to the Cowlitz
coal fields. Rights of way are now belng
secured by this firm apd It Is said con
tracts for grading will be let before No
MISS HALE IS NOT IN JAIL
Indictment for Embezzlement in Los
.Angeles Is Quashed.
LOS ANGELES, Oct. 7.-183 Francis
Hale, who was arrested in Portland,
Or., several weeks ago on a grand Jury
Indictment, charging embezzlement of
31000 of funds belonging to the Door
of Hope, a charitable organization of
this city, was today released from cus
tody on tho quashing of the indict
ment against her.
Miss Hale was arrested in Portion:!
upon tho arrival of a steamer from San
Francisco and detained until an offl-or
from Los Angeles, who had arrled
with requisition papers, had them Ignored-
by Governor Chamberlain, when
she departed for the Southern city In
Miss, Hale created a sensation In
San Francisco by chartering a boat,
overhauling the Portland steamer af
ter It had left the Bay City and board
ing It near the entrance to the Golden
Violet Firth, a 13-year-old Englliih gt'l.
has written a volume of verso which has
sold more than 3000 copies.
WHILE THEY LAST
$4.50 and $5.50 Hand-Knit Kimonos at
$1.70 and $1.90
Two styles in various colors frou can't buy the yarn for the money). Store open
at 8 A. M. See them today in our Fifth-street windows. -Tou wilL have to come
early to;secure one of these oiily'one'lo a customer. Don't get these confounded
Avith the; cheap machine-knit Eamohos. These are very rich, fluffy garments;
elegant wraps for indoor "Winter wear.
An Enormous Line of Regular
Monday Only $4.85
Ladies $21.00 Coats on sale Monday, while tljey last, at
$11.00. This is an elegant heavy tan Covert Cloth, half
fit back;,ntf better vCoat onthe market; bjir line of these
is broken; we-will close the balance at; .T... $11.00
AND TUESDAY ONLY
With each order given us Monday or Tuesday for
a Gentleman's Tailor-Made Suit to order w will
give, free of charge, a Ladies' $7.00 to $12.00 Fur
"Wrap. "We "do this just to let you know that we have
Out-of-town merchants who may want a few
ladies' garments will do well to call on us.
Genuine Cravenette tJloth sold by 'the yard in our
Gents' Merchant Tailoring Department.
Remember, we own, operate and maintain a manufacturing plant for the making of ladies' garments,
J and wc have the real man tailors to fit you. The garments you purchase in our store will be handled 'in an
expert manner. Yon will find no such equipment elsewhere as we maintain at our store.
We have -a splendid line of Silk Petticoats, Dress Skirts, Ladies' Suits, Fur-Trimmed Coats, etc., etc.!
I THE J. M. ACHESON CO.
FIFTH AND ALDER STREETS.