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THE SUNDAY OEEGOXIAX, PORTLAND, MAY 17, I9US.
DEAD DOSE BUSH
MUSES LAW SUIT
Nob Hill Families Carry Bitter
Quarrel Into 'Justice
PLANT KILLED WITH ACID
Mrs. E. B. Gaze Charges Mrs. iJ. F.
Bell With Malicious Destruction
of Shrub and Wistaria Vine.
Case Still on Trial.
Ding to the many phases of th con
troversy between Mrs. Edmund B. Gaze
and Mrs. Dr. J. F. Bell, axisins over the
destruction of a rosebush and a wisteria
vine on March 15. last, the case against
the latter was continued until next Sat
urday by Justice of the Peace Rcid. be-
NOB HI 1,1,
fine whom the dispute Is being adjudi
cated. According to the testimony of --Mrs.
Gaze, the complaining witness in the
case, Mrs. Bell on the date mentioned
destroyed a rosebush and a wisteria vine
by the use of a solution of carbolic acid.
Mrs. Gaze lives at 774 Irving street and
Mrs. Bell occupies the adjoining house at
770 Irving street. Between the two houses
Is a row of rosebushes. It is alleged
that Mrs. Bell, taking exceptions to the
height of a rosebush, which, she is al
leged to have asserted, prevented the
sunlight from entering her kitchen, threw
a solution of carbolic aeld over the
plants belonging to Mrs. Gaze, thereby
destroyng them, and for which offense
Mrs. Gaze brought action before the Jus
When the case came up before Justice
Rcid yesterday both parties were repre
sented by an array of legal talent. Dis
trict Attorney Manning, and his deputy,
John H. Stevenson, and Attorney B. S.
Paglle. appeared on behalf of Mrs. Gaze
and the prosecution, while City Attorney
J. P. Kavanaugh represented Mrs. Bell.
Mrs. Gnse Tells Story.
Mrs. Gaze was the lirst witness. She
told at length of her efforts to grow
the flower for which Portland is famous,
and alleged that about the time the bush
was well developed, ber neighbor. Mrs.
Bell, took occasion to drench it with acid,
which caused the plant to die. She also
told of having called Mrs. Bell up over
the ' telephone and representing Tierself
to be a newspaper reporter, secured an
admission from Mrs. Bell to the effect
that she, and not her son. had sprinkled
the bush with tho deadly solution.
About this time the attorneys for both
sides became involved in a controversy
relative to a change of venue, as it was
claimed that Justice Roid was a friend
of Dr. Bell, but the effort to have the
proceedings transferred to the East Sido
was found to be impracticable, and both
sides resumed their testimony.
Mrs. Gaze, continuing, said that E. B.
McKarland, whom she had spoken to
after the affair of March 15, had told
her that he would publish the matter in
the- papers. McKarland, at this juncture,
arose and entered a denilal, but later,
when summoned to the stand, stated
that he had overheard Dr. Bell chiding
his wife for having tried to destroy the
Agreed on High Fence.
Testimony was also introduced show
ing tout the disputing parties had agreed
to build a high fence between the two
houses, but that the lirst fence was
found to have encroached six inches on
one party's land and was torn down,
while another erected also failed to meet
District Attorney Manning, when ques
tioned by Mr. Kavmiaugh, admitted that
he was on friendly terms with the Gaze
family, but made certain reservations.
This, however, had no bearing on the
controversy, and the dispute between the
attorneys was dropped.
When interviewed last night. Dr. Bell
was reluctant to make any statement for
publication, but finally was persuaded to
make the following explanation:
"If my wife was responsible for the
destruction of the plants of Mrs. Gaze,
she did it inadvertently and without any
intention to destroy. That is all 1 have
to say on the subject."
Mr. Gaze refused to make any state
ment for publication. After occupying
most of the afternoon with the examina
tion of witnesses for both sides. Justice
Reld announced that he would continue
the case until next Saturday, when the
examination of witnesses will be con
cluded and a decision- rendered.
Driving Club Will Meet.
Paul S. Dick, secretary of the River
side Driving Club, has issued a formal
call for a meeting of all the members
of the club to be held tomorrow night
at 8 o'clock, at the headquarters of the
organisation, room 12. of the Hamilton
building. The purpose of the meeting is
to pledge every member of the club to
take part In the floral dVcorated horse
and vehicle and competitive float parade
of the Rose Festival. The parade is to
be held on Thursday.- June 4. and the
Driving Club is trying to interest the
owners cf .wheeled vehicles in general.
whether they be private pleasure turn
outs or public conveyances held for hire,
for the reason that the prizes which have
been hung up are open to all classes. In
closing the call. Secretary Dick says,
'Give us your support and help make
this division of the parade the most
beautiful one in line."
PRIZES FOR FINE ROSES
Society Announces Iiist of Awards
for Festival Display.
The Portland Rose Society has just
completed its full list of classes, prizes
and awards for exhibits -in the two days
exposition of roses to be held during the
Rose Festival. The following are the re
vised lists of entries and prizes covering
Section A, Class 1 (to be exhibited in
boxes) First and second prizes in each
class: No. 1. best 6 roses, separate
named varieties; No. 2, best 12 roses,
separate named varieties; No. 3, best 24
roses, separate named varieties; No. 4,
best general exhibit in this section.
Section B, Class 2 No. 3, best 12 Caro
line Testout; No. 4, best 24 Caroline
Testout; No. 5, best 50 Caroline Testout.
Section C, Class 3 Best four red roses,
any one variety named; best four white
roses, any one variety named; best six
pink roses, any one variety named.
Section D. Class 4 No. 1, best six. La
France (pink); No. 2. best six Ulrich
Brunner; No. 3, best six Frau Karl
Druschki: No. 4,' six Maman Cochet
(pink); No. 6, Mrs. John Lang:
Section E, Class 5 No. 1. best hybrid
perpetual, named, any color; No. 2. best
HO M IdS, HEIi K WAR AROSE! OVER
hybrid tea, named, any color; No- 3,. best
tea, named, any color; No. 4, best Mare
chal Niel, any color.
Section F, Class 6 No. 1. best yellow
hybrid tea. named: No. S, best three yel
low hybrid teas, named: No. 4. best yel
low tea. named; No. 5, best three yellow
teas, named. . -
Section G. Class 7 No. 1, best collec
tion of six varieties, any color, foui
blooms of each; No. 2.. best collection
of ten varieties, any colors, four blooms
Section H. Class 8 Best individual
rose in the show, exhibited in any class;
best general exhibit (section A exclud
ed); best exhibit of new roses (not ex
hibited before 1907): best arranged ex
hibit (section A excluded).
Open to growers only who have never
won a prize 12 blooms, distinct varie
ties: five blooms, one variety, in single
vase; 12 bunches garden roses.
Nurserymen Best general exhibit of
roses and shrubbery; first prize $100,
second prize $60, third prize $40. Best
48 varieties, each different; first prize
$-5. second prize $15, third prize $10.
Best 16 varieties, three each; first prize
K5. second prize $15. third prize $10.
Best 12 bouquets: first prize $25, second
prize $15, third prize $10,
Any person can have two exhibits In
any class, but no one person can take
more than one prize In one class.
"Amateurs" is intended to mean one
who has not grown or does not grow
flowers or plants for sale.
CARS AVOID FREIGHTYARDS
'cw Branch Will Save Time on the
O. W. P- Lines.
The new passenger line of the Ore
gon Water Power & Railway Com
pany, wheroby a detour is made around
the freight yards at the east end of the
TEN YEARS AGO.
(Th Second Regiment, U. S. V.,
left Portland for the Philippines
May 16. 1898.)
In dreams last niffht. heard opsin.
The tread of bravest, marching
feet. I heard again, the cheer and shout
Upon the sunny, flag-decked street.
l ney marcneu again, wnn uruiea.
"We threw sweet roses at their
And martial music filled the ail
Again, I heard ead mothers weep.
Amid the ranks a boyish face
Did he but hear my prayer, so low.
Smiled up at me, my heart to cheer.
Ah; yes, they marched ten years
June McMillen Ordway.
May 16. 1IKV8.
Madison-street bridge, has ben com
pleted and cars used the new route for
the first time yesterday. AH passen
ger trains passing over the Oregon City
and Estacada lines will use the new
tracks, which extend from the Inman
Poulsen mill to Hawthorne avenue and
avoid the freight yards.
This will result in better time being
made by passenger trains, for they will
not be subjected to delays in passing
through .the freight yards, while there
will be less danger to trains through
possible collisions in the freight yards.
The heavy Summer travel to The Oaks
will be handled by way of the new
Pastors Back From Conference.
Rev. H. C. Shaffer "and Rev. B. M.
Kmerick returned yesterday from
Salem, where they attended the conven
tion of young people of the United
Brethren Church. They report that a
resolution was adopted at this meeting
favoring the organic union of the
United Brethren. Methodist Protestant.
United Evangelical and Evangelical
RETIRE FROM HALL
Wood and Peery Leave Demo
COUNTY FOR W. J. BRYAN
Multnomah Central Delegates Choose
Party Representatives to State
Convention Plan Is Adopted
Only After Opposition.
Dissatisfied with the manner in which
delegates to the state convention were
to be named, C. E- S. Wood and N. A.
Peery walked out of the meeting of the
Democratic county central committee in
the Ainsworth building last night. Wood
and Peery wanted Multnomah's 38 dele
gates elected in a county convention con
sisting of delegatese from each precinct,
but the committee by a decisive vote de
cided to select them by vote of the com
mittee. During a recess that was de
clared while the nominating committee
selected the 38 names, the two dissatisfied
' ? H ftS!
committeemen retired from the hall, after
intimating that the opposition was re
sorting to machine methods in order to
carry through an alleged slate. The com
mittee adopted a resolution declaring for
Bryan for President. '
The members of the committee had
been called together by County Chair
man George H. Thomas for the purpose
of arranging for selecting delegates to
the State Convention, which will be
held in Portland June 9. Eighty of
the 114 committeemen were present.
The first business transacted was the
appointment of a cdmmittee of three
on resolutions, and consisting of Bishop
H. L. Barkley, A. P. Nelson and Charles
Arnholt. Later this committee reported
two resolutions, one recommending the
selection of the 38 delegates by the
committee at last night's meeting, and
the other apportioning the delegates to
the different wards and country pre
cincts. When the report had been submitted,
Mr. Peery offered a substitute providing
for a county convention to consist of del
egates from each precinct, the conven
tion to be held June 6, three days before
the state convention. This plan, argued
Mr. Peery in support of his motion, was
the only proper Democratic proceeding.
He objected to the naming of the dele
gates by the county central committee,
contending that such a procedure
smacked of machine methods and was
not representative of the people. Mr.
Wood supported the substitute resolution
and attacked the plan reported by the
committee as an attempt to usurp the
rights of the Democratic voters of the
county who would be denied a voice ia
the selection of delegates to the state
convention which would select and In
struct another list of delegates to repre
sent the Democratic voters of the state
In the choice of a candidate for President.
H. D. Wagnon, J 7 H. Brown and Alex
Sweek supported the resolutions reported
by the committee, insisting that no pos
sible objection could be made to the pro
posed plan since the members of the
Central Committee had been selected In
the April primary election by the vote of
the Democrats of the county. They op
posed delay in the selection of delegates
and particularly a county convention be
cause of the expense and trouble that
would be ' entailed. A vote being taken,
the substitute was voted down and the
original resolution adopted by a big
majority. Mr. Thomas then appointed
the following nominating committee:
George I. Smith, S. B. Edwards and John
son White, The committee retired to an
adjoining room to select the list of dele
gates in accordance with the apportion
ment that had been agreed on.
Following a short recess, the committee
submitted its report but If any pre-arranged
slate was railroaded through, the
committee covered its tracks well, for the
members took time to copy in lead pencil
any typewritten list of names it may
have been furnished. The delegates
recommended by the committee and rati
fied by the county committee, follow:
Delegate-at-L.arge Governor George E.
First Ward George L. Hutchin.
Second D. M. Watson, J. H. Velie,
R. W. Peterson.
Third George I. Smith, Dave Houston.
Fourth A. E. Madgwick, A. Sweek, J.
Fifth H. D. Wagnon, J. P. Kennedy,
T. J. Craig, J. G. Nicholas.
Sixth A. Abbott, John Montag, George
Seventh Frank Lee, H. W. Parker, F.
Eighth E. S. J. McAllister, S. E. Hol
comb. . W. C. Aylsworth, A. P. Nelson.
Ninth N. McCoy, J. W. Ferguson, G.
H. Thomas, W. N. Neville.
Tenth Charles Arnholt, Johnson White,
A. Stark. A. J. Salisbury.
East Side, country W. E. Purdy, J. C.
Welch, S. B. Edwards,- M. Kirn berg,
West Side, country J. D. Kelly.
The committee unanimously adopted
the following resolution indorsing Bryan
and instructing the Multnomah County
delegation to the state convention to supr
port the Nebraskan:
Resolved,. That the Democratic county cen
tral committee of Multnomah County, State
of Oregon, in convention assembled this 16th
day of May. 1H8. Indorse for the Presidency
c-f the United -States our threat leader. WiilUun
J. Bryan, and that we direct our delegates to
the vtattt coaventionv wfcioo, meets in Port- ,
C jJ I
f -YES- Jl
f j The
II l? Ask Your Denier. h ,
A. KING WILSON
Attorney at Law,
631 Chamber of Commerce.
Oswego, Clackamas Co., Oregon.
Multnomah and Claokamas Counties.
STATEMENT NUMBER ONE.
land on June 0, 19fi8, to uae every honorable
endeavor to Instruct the delegates from "Ore
gon to the Democratic National convention to
vote for the said William J. Bryan for the
Presidential nomination as long as his name
shall be before the Democratic National con
vention. After the committee had adjourned,
29 of the 38 delegates to the state con
vention met and organized by electing
Governor Chamberlain chairman and
Frank Iee secretary. George H.
Thomas was elected vice-chairman. The
committee decided to take no action
towards indorsing delegates, to the
Democratic National Convention at
Denver in July until the day the party
holds Its state convention. However,
Multnomah's delegates to the state con
vention will hold another meeting next
Saturday nignt for the purpose inform
ally of discussing probable candidates
for this honor.
On motion of Mr. Thomas, it was
voted that delegates who find it im
possible to attend the state convention
shall deliver their proxies only to some
one of the other regularly elected dele
gates. The object sought to be served
by this action, explained Mr. Thomas,
was to preclude the possibility of mem
bers of the party, who are not in har
mony with the delegation, securing a
seat in the state convention by means
of a proxj
Word Campaign Organized.
Tom Ward, Democratic candidate for
Sheriff, has opened headquarters at the
northwest corner of Third and Washing
ton streets, and his friends have or
ganized a committee consisting of John
M. Gearin, I. T. Perry, John Montag,
Isaac Swett. Edgar Allen. W. F. Ed
wards and R. W. Montague, with John
Van Zante as chairman" and John W.
Grussi as secretary. The committee will
conduct an active campaign for the elec
tion of Mr. Word. " .
BETTER USE OTHER EAR
Telephones Will Make You Deaf,
Says Noted English Surgeon.
SEATTLE, Wash., May 16. (Special. )
Within a hundred years the American
Nation is apt to be one of people who
are deaf in one ear. according to the
statement of Dr. R. C. Ross, an English
physician, who' is visiting in the city.
This result will be brought about by the
excessive use of the telephone. Dr. Ross
is a member of the Royal College of
Surgeons, and has had years of ex
perience in his profession. He is about
60 years old. . The Seattle physician,
whose guest he is, declares that he is
one of the best surgeons he has ever
met. Dr. Ross says that the continued
use of the telephone, always placing the
receiver to the same ear, will make one
ear abnormally sensitive, while the hear
ing of the other will become dulled, just
as the right hand is of much more use
FIT THE GROCEE
Wife Made the SuKSestion.
A grocer has excellent opportunity to
know the effects of special foods on his
customers. A Cleveland grocer has a
long list of customers that have been
helped in health by leaving- off coffee
and using Postum Food Coffee.
He says, regarding his own experi
ence: "Two years ago I had been
drinking coffee and must say that I
was almost wrecked in my nerves.
"Particularly in the morning I was
so irritable and upset that I could
hardly wait until the coffee was served,
and then I had no appetite for break
fast and did not feel like attending
to my store duties.
"One day my wife suggested that In
asmuch as I was selling so much
Postum there must be some merit in it
and suggested that we try it. I took
home a package and she prepared it
according to directions. The result was
a very happy one. My nervousness
gradually disappeared and today I am
all right. I would advise everyone af
fected In any way with nervousness or
stomach troubles to leave off coffee
and use Postum Food Coffee." "There's
a Reason." Read "The Road to Well
ville.'.' in pkgs.
Ever read the above letter? A new
one appears from time to' time. They
are genuine, true, and full of human
interest. ' .
Tailored, Trimmed and
Superior to Others
$20 to $40
$20 to $35
than the left. He believed that in 100
years one ear will become practically
useless to the average man.
Mrs. Millie AVatkins Dead.
Mrs. Millie Wat kins, who was convicted
of vagrancy last week, and who, shortly
311 MORRISON, OPPOSITE POSTOFFICE
after being confined in the City Jail, was
taken ill with a disease that puzzled phy
sicians, and from which she was thought
to be recovering, died yesterday morning
at St. Vincent's Hospital, where she was
removed for treatment. Acute alcohol
ism is believed to have been the cause of
her ailment. No inquest will be held.
We have been for several years sole representatives in
Portland for this famous line. These Rugs are unique in
Quality and Individuality
They are made of expressly-selected wool, tufted and
lined in a peculiar manner, making them as durable
. as an Oriental Rug.
They are seamless, in all sizes up to 33 feet imagine
a Rug all in one piece 100x33 feet, all in one piece.
The colors 'are fast, the designs uniquely beautiful.
Special Rugs made to order, to fit ii size or match in
color any room; the prices are little higher than
seamed Wiltons. -
We are showing this week a very extensive line of low
and medium-priced bedroom furniture. It is all new,
stylish and well made. Next week we shall demon
strate in our windows the Daveno a new and beau
tiful, and the only satisfactory Davenport Bed. See
J. G. Mack & Go.
FIFTH AND STARK
Chcmawa 8; Eugene High 1.
CHBMAWA, Or., May 16. (Special.)
The Chcmawa Indians defeated the Eu
gene High School nine today by a score
of 8 to 1 In a fast, snappy game of ball.
Batteries Pol land and Blane for Che
mawa, Wilson and King for Km gone.