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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX. PORTLAND. ArRIT, 2G, 190S.
OBJECT TO LOCAL
and the hostile forces withdrew to prepare
for the real battle, which will occur on
the date named, barriung possible con
tinuance. It is known that the liquor interest! In
tend to fight hard to preserve the Lower
Alolna territory and certain "wet'" dis
tricts west of Union avenue, extending
from 811 wood to St. John. Linking these
districts in with ML Tabor. Irvlngton
and the districts generally rast of Union
avenue might leave the whole East Bide
dry. The outcome of the scrimmage will
be watched with interest.
CLASSIC REPRODUCTIONS IN
Liquor Interests Carry Fight
for East Side Precincts
CONFLICT IN DOCUMENTS
J.auycr Aert That 89, 0 and tl
.r GrouiMHl for Vole Vndrr Two
Srparale Subdivision, Con
trary to the Law.
Prohibition and tho liquor interests en
Kxd in the first nkirroUh for posjs)on
of Kmnt 6fd ntrong holds, in the County
Court. yfstrdy forenoon. The campaign
prnniinea to prove an exritlnff. if not a
bitter one, local optlonieta maneuvering
to carry the Eaat tjide ax a whole and
the liquor lniereata fighting stubbornly
to maintain a few atrongholdH of the
'Momon rum." The anti-saloon element
have two petitions for position on the
ballot at the June election, while the
other have three.
Am usual, the squabble is on points of
law. Trie liquor Interenta took occasion
In court yesterday morning to attack, the
local option petition, which was filed sev
eral days ago and which makes a sub
division of the entire East lde. as well
as a. subsequent petition asking for a
vote on Precincts 89. 90 and 91. These
two petitions conflict under the law. which
authorised no grouping of precincts in
two or more separate subdivisions. Any
precinct may be voted on separately and
In one subdivision or group of precincts,
but may not be include In more than
Several Issues Raised.
While this point was attacked yester
day by Jotin F. Logan and Ralph Moody,
r-presenting the "wet" element. It was
not the subject of the main assault. Var
ious other aspects of the local option law
were brought Into Issue. E. 8. J. Mc
Allister, ' representing the prohibition
forces, presented his answers to the con
tentions put forward by lxgan and
Moody. Muoh confusion resulted, how
ever, and County Judge Webster finally
suggested that there be a continuance
and that the differences be consistently
. The court said he was not even sure
he had any authority to hear the affair
out or to act on the petitions, as no suoh
authority waa explicitly bestowed by the
local option enactment. May 7 was aet
as the date for formal hearing.
The Importance of the fight is not hard
to understand, nor Is Its significance. At
this time the saloons of the East Side
are confined almost entirely to the water
front district, and west of Union avenue.
It Is not likely that these districts could
be controlled in the cause of local option
without the hardest kind of a fight, at
least. Put could these districts be thrown
In subdivisions with the populous terri
tory east thereof, the result is not diffi
cult to foresee.
'What the Law Says.
Now. the law very plainly says that
any district which votes dry at a regular
election cannot regularly be brought up
for vote again until the elapse of two
years. As was pointed out toy Mr. Logan,
local option was passed on in a number
of districts at the city election last year.
For example, old districts 41. 43 and 43
went dry last year, and yet they are in
cluded m the sweeping petition which
makes one vast voting subdivision out of
tho entire East Side.
"I think that showing is sufficient to
throw the petition out," said Mr. I-ogan,
If there was any action on the pre
cincts named last year t was irregular,
according to Mr. McAllister's view of
the case. He said there was an election
In 19o6, and that any consequent election,
up to June 1, 190$, would not be regular.
Therefore, ho was not Inclined to admit
that the petition making a subdivision of
the entire Kjist Side was In any way de
fective. Mr. McAllister also contended
that if the East Side petition la good and
valid, any others would be in conflict,
no matter by whom submitted, Inasmuch
as the law provides that no precinct can
be Included in more than one subdivision.
Prepare for Real Fight.
It was suggested that the contentions
b gotten together in concise form and
brought up regularly before the court.
May 7. at 2 P. M. This was decided on
A(.KD HUSBAND 1XHKED OUT
G. F. Ritter Says He Was Object
of Rid Ion le.
Because he was old., feeble and In bad
health, his young wife poked fun a him,
Insulting and ridiculing his 68 years. That
is the charge made by George F. Ritter
against Mathilda D. Ritter In an answer
to her suit for divorce. The answer was
filed In the Circuit Court yesterday after
noon. Three weeks after their marriage, which
occurred about two years ajeo. Mrs. Rit
ter began making life a burden for htm,
the husband says. In his answer. Last
May she locked him out of their room,
at 403 Flrnt street, and he mas compelled
to sleep on the cold, hard floor In front
of the bedroom door. May IH she bolted
th door finally and told him to go and
return no more. When he married her
he had a few hundred dollars. Now he
hasn't anything. He asks that the costs
of the suit be charged attain at her.
O. R. A N. Answers Suit.
In an answer filed by the O. R. A N.
Company, in the Circuit Court, yesterday,
to the suit of Kerr, Gifford 4 Co., for
$oJ,lUS damages for delayed wheat ship
ments during the season of 1904-fi. tha
company pleads that the statutes of lhm
Itatons apply to the claim. The same con
tenton Is made as In previous suits of the
kind, that the company did the best poa
sible to supply all shippers with cars, but
owing to an unprecedented demand,
brought on by failure of the Eastern
wheat crop, it was Impossible to provide
all the cars needed on short notice.
Report on Oorbett Estate.
The tenth semi-annual report of the
executrix and executors of the estate of
H. I Corbett was presented to the
County Court yesterday and approved.
Tho report shows the receipts of the past
six months to have been $613,113.35 in ex
cess of an overdraft of 928,692.01 shown by
the last or preceeding report. The ex
penditures of the period named reached
a total of $437, 24.17, leaving a balance
in the hands of the executors of $48,615.17.
One Judge During Summer.
Only one Circuit Court Judge will be
on duty at the Courthouse from July 1
to September 7, and he will attend ex
clusively to emergency cases. The reg
ular vacation period, as provided by law,
begins July 1 and extends through the
period named. The big run of cases oc
casioned by the prolonged banking hol
idays Is now well In hand and the court
will have regained an equilibrium by
SINGLE TAX NOT A . TAX
Because, Says Writer, It Destroys
PORTLAND. April M. (To the Edi
tor.) I quote from the latest circular
issued by the press bureau of the Tax
Repudlators' Association, and signed by
Kred C. Denton: "Point out to these
objectors that the farmers of Oregon
do not own the state, either in area
or values, the tillable lands of the state
being assessed for J76.000.000 out of
over (384,000.000 of land values, and
nothing is said In reply. Not a figure
Is given, or a fact. In refutation. Con
sidering that much of the tillable land
is held for speculation and rented to
tenants, it is a liberal concession to as
sume the farmers of Oregon own even
(T.r.. 000. 000 of its land values."
, Mr. Wagnon. of the same sect, when
cauKht in a gross error by the Ore
gonian. excused himself on the ground
of inadvertence. This. I suppose, is
another Inadvertence. In handling fig
ures these tax reformers should curb
their Impetuous leal. . . .
I quote the state report, in round
numbers, and partly from memory, but
I will get nearer the truth than Mr.
Value of tillable lands f T5.000.000
Value of non-tillable lands 138.000. 000
Value of city and town lots 136.000.O00
True total 34. 000,000
Mr. Denton's error 35.000.000
Mr. Denton's total ...$384,000,000
Moreover, there is no return of till
able lands for Multnomah County, it all
going into the non-tillable column at
tn. 453.000, which affects tha totals
against the single taxers' argument,
and also shows how undependable the
state segregation is. . . .
To place all the burden of taxation
PEOPLE'S INSTITUTE STARTS A
SAVINGS BANK FOR CHILDREN
Place for Pennies of Little Ones, Who Will Be Encouraged to Practice
Self-Denial for Larger Things of Future.
T LILIAN TINOLE.
ANF.W departure, which shows
every promise of success, has
been recently made In the chil
dren's department of the People's Insti
tute. A "penny savings bank," similar
to those of many publie schools and
settlements In the East, has been or
gitnlzed; and the children are receiving
valuable lessons In thrift, and in the
elf control necessarily exercised when
the sticks of gum or bags of candy, so
desirable at the Instant, are foregone
for the sake of some larger and
worthier object In the future.
As an instance of whst children's
small savings may amount to, it is a
little startling to be told that In the
public echool penny banks of Toledo,
O., the deposits at the end of the first
year amounted to about $30,000. and
that in the same city, after four years,
during which the young financiers
have been depositing pennies and draw
ing out dollars for all kinds of special
purposes, there is now about $60,000 on
Some of the special purposes for
which the money was withdrawn are
interesting. Besides the purchase of
coveted baseball outfits and expensive
athletic goods or tools and such things
by the boys, and various objects of nee
or ornament, not otherwise obtainable
by girls, there wer. trips and vacations
saved for and enjoyed, school books
Independently purchased, "a new drees
for mother," presents and treats for
brothers and sisters, and one sad little
item, "for the doctor, and the baby's
In Chicsgo and several other large
cities, both school principals and settle,
ment workers testify as to the useful
ness and moral value of the penny bank
system. The Institute Bank ts the flrst
to b. opened in Oregon, but the TV C.
ST. U. has also taken up the Idea and
will endeavor to form as many stations
as possible throughout the state.
As to the method, each child who
opens an account with a penny or
more receives a small pass book in
which entries are made by Miss Prltch
ard. the director of the women's and
children's department of the Institute,
whenever any um is dropped Into the
little metal "bsnk" which bears that
child's name. When a whole dollar
has been saved the proud possessor
takes the "bank" and entry card to
a downtown bank and makes a deposit
In most businesslike style.
It Is almost Incredible how much
money is spent weekly by the children
of poorer parents, for candy, gum and
"shows," all of which they would be far
better without. That does not mean
that there should be "no more cakes
and ale." but that a better and more
wholesome quality of "cakes and ale"
can be obtained on occasion.
Working parents often give their
children many more dimes and nickels
than many much more well-to-do par
ents are in the habit of bestowing in
some cases because of" a feeling that
since it is not possible, to give the child
the larger good things of ltfe. a short
sighted love endeavors to bestow as
many small pleasures as possible, re
gardless of the wholesomeness of these
pleasures. Sometimes the giving of
money is the only known means of dis
cipline the regular "do-this-and-I'Il-give
you a nickel" system of child
training, always disastrous in effect,
and unfortunately so widely used by
parents both rich and poor. Sometimes,
again, imperfectly nourished children
crave the gum and candy and mothers
who lack knowledge of how to feed
them let them have such things in
stead of the nourishing food they really
But whatever th. source of the
pennies there is no doubt as to the de
sirability of getting young people who
have them to see the difference be
tween "stinginess" and "thriftiness"
and to form the habit and recognize
the necessity of systematic and pur
mm -v h t - m
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act copy of famous Spanish
Chair, showing the influence
of the Queen Anne period
on Spjuniah furniture decora
tion at that time.
A splendid, exclusive gathering of Art Reproductions
of the classic period styles correct examples by the rec
ognized leaders in the making of fine furniture pieces
in the designs that characterize the various periods in the
history of furniture construction and which are conced
ed by authorities to be perfect. This extensive collection
is unsurpassed by any showing of fine furniture in the
West, and represents our efforts of many months in se
lecting and bringing together. These in every instance are
exact copies of the famous originals, in which every de
tail has been correctly reproduced. Following we men
tion a few of the many reproductions of the recognized
periods of the English and French schools, which we are
now displaying on our floors.
The French Periods-Louis XIV, Louis XV, Regence,
Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.
- The English Periods Elizabethan, Charles II, William and Mary, Jacobean,
and the types displaying the three epochs of the Georgian period, viz: The
Chippendale, the Sheraton and the Hepplewhite.
The various types of the Chippendale and . "
Hepplewhite reproductions are especially
worthy of mention. In the former, the ribbon
back, the mirror back, the shell back, the Gothic
Chippendale and the Chinese Chippendale.
In the latter the shield back and the honey
The beautiful Colonial designs are no less
conspicuous in this splendid gathering of pieces
for the living-room, library and hall, and those
who appreciate the simplicity, elegance and
character of the period designs will be deeply '
interested in this collection. See our window
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ORMONDE ARM CHAIR
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upon land is to destroy its market
value. Capital invested in It would
largely evaporate in falling prices. The
remainder would be confiscated by tax
sales. The revenues of the state would
diminish. The state would have to as
sume a proprietorship it has hereto
fore pressed upon its citizens. That
the landless would benefit by the pol
icy is doubtful.
The 'Single taxers paradox, that the
farmer will be benefited by taxing
land only, and that such a measure
will determine a movement of the poor
from the city to the country, is predi
cated upon the fact that the measure
would cheapen land. But it cheapens
It by making it undesirable, and one
cannot make a freehold undesirable to
the speculator without making it un
desirable to all.
And here I come to the great de
cisive objection to the single tax. It
is in fact not a tax measure at all,
since it destroys the values upon which
it would confine Ui. assessment. It is
a Socialist measure leveled at the
private ownership of land. The single
tax argument admits the fact. That
Is the real question we are called upon
to decide. A radical change in the
whole social order 1b proposed. The
state Is asked to confiscate the values
acquired by the provident in behalf of
the wasters. Because of a few In
stances of abuse, which intelligent
and courageous citizenship would cor
rect by specific remedies, a whole civ
ilization Is to be overturned. This is
the bomb which the gum-shoe reformer
has concealed in his basket of enticing
The single tax has been discussed
and experimented with in a cautious
way for over 100 years, and the con
sensus of Judgment conservative and
progressive Is decidedly against it.
even in New Zealand, i Australia and
Canada, from where the sophists pre
sent such seductive reports. In that
time, even In countries where no wild
land invited settlement, and where it
was subject to monopoly, and some real
excuse existed for such violent meas
ure, no instance is on record of its suc
J. R ZIEGLElt.
daughter, Stella Ford Linehan, was mar
ried to Lloyd Rittenhouse Smith, Rev. E.
. S. Muckley, pastor of the First Christian
J Church of this city, performing the cere
mony. The wedding was very quiet.
I owing to the recent death of the bride's
i father, but was elegant In its simplicity.
In the reception rooms, where the cere-
WASH GOODS SALE.
Our entire stock of wash dress ma
terials on sale tomorrow and Tuesday at
greatly reduced prices. Now's your op
portunity to supply your Summer needs
and save money. McAl'.en A McDonnell,
Third and Morrison streets.
Public Building lor Everett.
WASHINGTON. April . The Senate
today passed a bi(T for the erection of a
public building at Bverett, Wash.
A quiet but very pretty wedding oc
curred last Wednesday afternoon, at the
home of the bride's mother, Mrs. P.
Llnchan, 421. Third street, - when tier
mony was performed, palms, calla lilies
and magnolias were profusely used. In
the dining-room a large cutglass vase,
filled with California yellow bloom oc
cupied the center of the table, and from
a fairy lamp were suspended sprays of
green entwined with white ribbon and
yellow tulle, fastened to the four corners
of the table with large bows of ribbons
and green. The bride is a highly accom
plished young woman; a reader of much
merit, having been a member of the
famous ' Elks Ladles' Quartet Concert
Company. For two years she was soprano
soloist at Westminster Presbyterian
Church of this city, and the past year
Are thoughts that smooth the life's
pathway and make life worth the
living. Babcock Happy Thoughts
do the same thing with all the roads
you travel. They take the jar and
jolt, allowing you to en
joy the ride. Look for
them on the street. You
will see Happy Thoughts
everywhere, and they
are all bought of
You Can't Buy
cept of Us.
First and Taylor
E. Second and E. Morrison
uccupled the same position at the First
Christian Church. The groom Is the
only son of Mr. and Mrs. A. T. Smith, of
Portland Heights. Mr. and Mrs. Smith
left Wednesday afternoon for Mr. Smith's
ranch In the Slletz Reservation, where
they will make their home for th present.
No Students-No Gas-No Cocaine
We Set the
and those afflicted with heart
weakness can have their teeth
extracted and filled without any
pain or bad results.
Best plain rubber plate.. $8. OO
Bridge work $5.00
22-k gold 85.00
Silver filling 50 up
CLEANING TEETH FREE
Consultation and estimates
free. Open evenings until 7.
Lady in attendance.
Suite 1, 2, 3 aud 4, .
22i2 Morrison, Corner First
Phone A 2132.