The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, October 31, 1909, Page 7, Image 7

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Two Trusties, Who Escape
From Salem Penitentiary,
Are Caught Quickly.
FngltiTes, Worn Ont by Five-Mile
Flight. Readily Surrender and
Are Back la Cells With
in Few Hours.
SALEM. Or.. Oct. 30. (Special.)
Prompt pursuit by the prison officials
and the splendid behavior of the prison
bloodhounds foiled the escape of two
convicts at the State .Penitentiary this
The convicts were Thomas Copp. sent
up from Linn County March to
serve one year, and 17. C. Alexander.
Thfl was received last June from
Haker County to serve one year. The
men were trusties and were employed
n the farm Just across the road from
the prison.
Soon after being taken out to work
after one o'clock the two convicts
started on a run toward the south. They
paid no attention to the shouts of the
attendants, who were unarmed. Guard
Mark Gage, who has charge of the dogs,
was called and a ifumber of armed
guards were ready In a few minutes to
take the trail. The dogs took the scent
at once and held it until the men were
captured, notwithstanding the fleeing
convicts waded creeks and traveled
through swamps to throw the dogs off
the scent.
A short distance south of the Peni
tentiary the convicts concealed them
selves In the thick underbrush, and no
doubt would have been passed by but
fur the dogs, who frightened the men
from their cover and sent them scurry
ing on through brush toward the south.
When just opposite tne Kerorm
School, about five miles from the Peni
tentiary, Guard Busick caught sight of
the convicts and promptly covered them
with his rifle, ordering them to throw
up their hands. The command was com
plied with instantly, and the nearly ex
hausted men were soon on their way
back to their cells. The entire episode
had consumed less than two and one
half hours.
Recently the prison management
adopted a new method of training and
caring for- the bloodhounds, and the
result was nhown in the speedy cap
ture of the two men today.
ourt Thinks Modern Clothes
Women Cause Delinquency.
CHICAGO, Oct. 30. Reform of wo
men's dress, in the Interest of morals
was advocated by Harry A. Smoot. gen
eral superintendent of the Juvenile Pro
tection Association, In his report pre
sented at the annual meeting of the as
sociation yesterday. Declaring that
prevailing styles accentuated disease
and were responsible for the downfall
of many young girls and boys. Mr.
Smoot urged that the association use
Its Influence with the sources of fash
ions, as well as with the girls them
selves, to Introduce more modest styles.
"On walking up and down our
streets, espoclaly In the downtown dis
trict, cannot help but be Impressed with
the belief that the extreme styles In
dress which tlio young are prone to
wear must surely be contributing"
causes to delinquency," said Mr. Smoot.
"Frequently every article of dress is so
designed and so arranged as to accen
tuate the wearer's sex."
Photographer Lands .Safely After,
Thrilling Experience.
Plllsbury, of this city, landed safely in
Newark, Alameda County,, late today,
after a thrilling flight In a captive bal
loon which 'broke loose from a launch
to which It was attached while th
'aeronaut was taking pictures of the
local waterfront.
After completing his work Plllsbury
signalled to the crew on the launch to
draw the balloon in. The windless had
turned but a few times when the cable
broke. . With the snapping of the
strand the balloon ascended so high
that it was barely discernible to the
crowds watching it In the city.
Plllsbury was not injured.
"onclas County Insists $38,000
Per Mile Is Value of S. P.
ROSEBURG. Or.. Oct. 30. (Special.)
The Douglas County Board of Equaliza
tion closed its work this evening, and in
a majority of cases It upheld Assessor
Calkins in valuations and assessments.
Principal among the objectors was the
Southern Pacific which is assessed at
138,000 on its roadbed and rolling stock.
This vote by the board was unanimous.
It Is officially announced by the board
of Josephine County that the Southern
Pacific has been given the same valu
ation there and also in Jackson and
Clackamas Counties. In two instances
the valuation was, raised and in seven
only was it lowered.
''tig Machine Gets Away on Hill,
One Killed, Two Hurt.
NEW YORK. Oct. 30. Speeding to the
Vanderbilt cup race today, a big au
tomobile ran wild on a steep hill in
East New York and crashed into a
wall of the National Cemetery, in
stantly killing William Burnett, of this
city, and Injuring two other occupants.
The Injured are not expected to live.
Two Hundred Petitions Circulated
in Spokane.
SPOKANE. 'Wash.. Oct. 30. (Special.)
Two hundred petitions for the recall of
Mayor Pratt were placed in circulation
this morning by a citizens' committee,
acting In conjunction with the committee
appointed at the Kenwood mass meeting
last week. No petitions will be placed
In saloons. To secure a recall election
33f") "or names will be necessary.
The petition says:
"The grounds on which the removal of
the said N. S. Pratt, as petitioned, are
his utter failure to meet the wishes of
the people in the matter of the building
of the extensions to the city water plant.
Viewing the proper solution of the water
question as the issue of the greatest mo
ment now facing the .people of this city,
wo are convinced that the said N. S.
Pratt is no longer in sympathy with the
people on this question and. therefore,
is not longer fitted to be identified with
this undertaking, most rvital to the pros
perity of the city.
"We further believe that the domina
tion of the said N. S. Pratt by the
I Snokesman-Review and the Cowles news-
! paper interests, contrary to the best in
J tercsts and general welfare of the city,
has greatly impaired his usefulness in
1 -
I " '
Major E. L Snartslander.
PKNDLETON, Or.. Oct. 30.
(Special.) Major E. L. Swartz
lander has Just been appointed
Tndian agent for the Umatilla
Reservation. He Is the man upon
whom the Indian Service will de
pend for the enforcement of the
rules recently promulgated to
govern the leasing of the Uma
tilla Inv-n lands to white rent
ers. the office and rendered him incapable of
longer fairly and impartially administer
ing the duties of Mayor of said city."
Movement to Comicl Foreign Ves
sels to Return in Ballast Is Aid
to Shipping Trust.
PE.VDLETON', Or.. Oct. 30. (Special.)
Declaring the efforts of the Mer
chants' Marine League, of Seattle, to se
cure an order compelling foreign ves
sels which bring coal to Pacific Coast
points for use of the Navy to return to
their original loading port In ballast, is
in the Interest of a shipping trust, the
farmers and citizens of Umatilla Coun
ty, in mass meeting assembled, this aft
ernoon voiced their protest against the
Resolutions were adopted which are
to be circulated generally throughout
the county, and copies of which will be
sent to every member of the Oregon
Congressional delegation and to the
Secretary of the Navy. All farmers and
commercial organizations of the Pacific
Coast ar called upon to co-operate
with the local people in their protest
Judge Stephen A. Lowell, of this city.
was named as chairman of the meeting,
while State Representative C. A. Bar
rett, of Athena, jvas made secretary,
Congressman W. R. Ellis was present
and made a short address. He heartily
approved of the action being taken by
his constituents, and promised his un
qualified support and co-operation.
Speeches were also made by the pres
ldent of the Inland Gralngrowers' As
soclation and the county organization
of the (Farmers' Union. All were of one
mind, and the resolution of protest was
adopted without a single dissenting
voice. It is pointed out in the resolu
tions that the wheatgrowers of the Pa
cific Ooast are compelled to rely upon
the export trade for the disposal of
their wheat, and that the shipping
rates constitute a vital element In fix
ing the prices.
It is also declared that there should
be the freest use of all available ves
sels for transporting the wheat to the
markets of the world, and that It is to
the best interests of the growers that
the present shipping conditions be
Included in the resolutions is a vigor
ously worded protest against the action
of the Marine League, and against the
Government or any officers granting
the application of the league.
New Stunt Introduced by Newly-In-Itlated
SPOKANE. Wash.. Oct. 30. (Special.)
Turning the tables on the Elks, who
were Initiating candidates. Sam Cone,
special officer of the United States, and
J. H. Love, a mining man from Pierce
City, caused a small-sized panic in the
Lewlston. Idaho, hall last week and
caused more real sport for the candidates
than the members had secured from their
initiation of candidates. The Incident
has just leaked out.
After putting on the regular work.
Love proposed that the "third degree"
be administered. Cone came to the res
cue of the candidates, declaring that
some of them were his friends, to whom
he had recommended the order, and that
he would object to further initiation.
Love rose angrily and declared that he
knew Cone, who had searched his grip
on the reservation for booze and that he
proposed to tolerate no more insults, even
if Cone was a Government officer. With
that he pulled a big revolver and fired
point blanly at Cone, who Is a dead shot.
Cone immediately pulled his revolver
and began firing. Members made a mad
rush for the doors, knocking one another
over, almost breaking the doors In an
effort to get out of range.
While the two men were firing some
one In onthe play turned out the lights
for an instant, and when they were
flashed on again. Cone and Lore were
shaking hands and hooting the frightened
members, who returned to their seats
considerably abashed.
For any case of Kidney, Bladder or
Rheumatic trouble Hall's Texas Won
der cannot cure if taken In time and
? riven a fair trial. One bottle often per
ects a cure. Sold by all druggists or
mail, Sl.f'O. Send for testimonials. Dr.
E. W. Hall, 2926 Olive at, St. Louis, Mo.
Ernest Harps, Said to Have
Odd Power, Will Be Quizzed
by Medical Men.
Examination of Boy, Blamed for
Disturbance in Sanders Home,
to Be Held Today in West
Side lodging-House.
Little Ernest Harps, the 11-year-old boy
said by his uncle to be the cause of the
strange upheaval of the rurniture ana
fittings of the house, at 546 Marshall
street, occupied by the lad's grand
parents, last Thursday afternoon, will be
examined by five physicians today. None,
of the doctors would give his opinion of
the case or assert why examination of
the lad had been determined upon by
them as a body.
The examining board will be composed
of Dr. V. C. Birney. who has attended the
boy for several months; Dr. P. S. Kaadt,
of Clinton. Ia., an alienist visiting Port
land; Dr. J. A. fettle. Dr. J. Allen Gilbert
and Dr. Robinson who is associated with
Dr. Gilbert in practice here.
"We will not only examine the boy.
said Dr. Birney last night but will In
vestigate every phase of the strange
case." .
Peace and quiet reign in the home, at
546 Marshall street. Mr. and Mrs. J. r.
Sanders, grandparents of the lad. saying
the strange disturbance which rent their
home last Thursday afternoon ceased at
6 o'clock that evening a sofa Jumping
higher than a foot in the air being the
last of the odd movements that had con
tinued intermittently beginning at 1:30
o'clock. The sofa was one of the first
articles of furniture to be impelled by
the strange power early in the afternoon.
At 5:30 o'clock the end of the lounge
raised three times and after absence of
all movement In the house for half an
hour the sofa, without the aid of any
human agency, .raised itself in the air
and dropped with a thud that was heard
next door.
Said Boy Had Devil in Him.
Throughout the night. Mr. and Mrs.
Sanders reported to neighbors, not an
unnatural movement stirred any article
in any room of the house. Friday after
noon Ernest Harps, the boy blamed lor
the weird rumpus, was taken away by
his mother to a West Side lodging-house
where ho will be examined by the quintet
of physicians this morning.
R. Sutherland, owner of the house
which was subjected to the odd manipu
lations of the unknown prestnee, did not
insist on the boy's removal from his
property. His words to the grandparents
of the lad. Mrs. Annie Harps, his motner.
and George R. Perry, the boy s uncle
I feel that the boy is the cause of the
strange disturbance but, if he is not, he
may remain with his grandparents in the
house. If he is the cause, I will have to
ask you to find another home for him."
That afternoon, after the boy had been
prescribed for by Dr. Birney, his mother
led him away from the house of mystery.
Night Passed Quietly.
"Mr. Perry, the undo' of the boy,'
said Mr. Sutherland yesterday, "firBt
told me that the boy was possessed of
the devil. He came t my house and
made that statement voluntarily in the
presence of my family. I would never
have thought of blaming the little fel
low if it had not been for his uncle.
The boy's grandparents and his mother
have since admitted to me that the boy
has been most peculiar ever since his
birth. I did not actually tell them to
take the boy away, but left it to them.
He left "with his mother yesterday
afternoon. I feel positive that th
Harps boy was the cause of the strange
movements In the house, but for the
sake of -giving everyone a square deal.
I will have the house examined by an
expert electrician, although I am posi
tive there is not a live wire in the
Inquiries among neighbors, at A. J.
Allen's drugstore across the street, and
among people who had vilited the house
of mystery during the furniture and
crockery shakeup, elicited the Informa
tion th-t little Ernest Harps was not
allowed to go down into the cellar
throughout the disturbance. The cellar
was the only part of the kouse not
visited by the mystifying phenomena.
Mr. Sanders, It seems, fearing heavy
articles stored In the basement would
fall on his aged wife or the little boy
cautioned them not to descend the
steps, saying he would Investigate. He
returned upstairs, reporting nothing
had moved below. This quiet was
maintained in the basement through
out all the odd doings of the after
noon and evening.
Oregon Fruit Carries Away Hill's
Prize in Montana.
In a telegram received yesterday
from Louis W..HU1, president of the
Great Nortnern Railway it was stated
the first prize for the individual dis
play at the Farming Congress Just held
at Billings. Montana, was won Dy resi
dents of the Deschutes Valley. The tel
egram was sent In care of William Har
der, general agent of the ureal isortn
ern Railway.
Mr. Harder said yesterday that L. W.
Hill gave a cash prize of $1000 for the
individual display in addition to tne
trophy. A sample Wolf apple from the
Deschutes Valley in possession of Mr.
Harder measured 16 inches in cir
cumference and weighed 27 ounces.
The telegram from Mr. Hill read as
Minot. Oct SO. To the Editor: we
are nleased to advise you that Des
chutes Valler has taken the largest sil
ver cup prize for best Individual dis
play at Farming Congress, tunings;
also other prizes and cups.
Pres. Great Northern Ry.
Alexander Goffin Run Over by Ma
chine, but Not Badly Hurt.
Alexander Gotn, a teamster, was
struck last night by an automobile
driven by Dr. A. E. Rockey, and after
being carried for a few feet on the run
ning board of the car. he fell to the pave
ment and the machine passed over one
of his legs. His In injuries proved not
to be of a serious nature.
Goffin had been drinking before the
accident occurred, and this is believed
to have been responsible for it. He was
crossing Morrison and Sixth street when
Constipation And
The Latter Usually Caused by the
Former, Which, in Turn, Has Its
Origin in Intestinal Indigestion.
Chronic constipation is a disease
which is about as prevalent as dyspep
sia and indigestion. Nearly every one
suffers from It occasionally, but there
are millions of people who endure It
habitually, and who are accustomed
to resort to the use 'of laxatives and
cathartics daily.
Many people seemed to have devel
oped a perfect mania for taking pills,
and instead of trying to ascertain the
latent cause of the" disease, and remov
ing it by appropriate treatment, they
are content to continue the reckless
use of laxatives, aperients, drastic
cathartics and violent purgatives, 'until
finally inflammation of the bowels oc
curs, which reaches the appendix, and
the result is appendicitis.
In investigating and tracing the
causative factors of constipation and
its frequent sequel, appendicitis, it has
been noted by physicians that the ma
jority of cases were preceded and ac-
rompamed by a long-standing gastro
intestinal Indigestion.
The idea thaappendicitis is brought
on Dy roreign Doaies, sucn as seeds,
etc., becoming lodged in the appendix,
is an exploded theory. It is now defi
nitely known that constipation is the
most prolific cause of this dread dis
ease, while the constipation itself is
previously Induced by Intestinal indi
gestlon, or amylaceous dyspepsia the
Inability to digest starches so the re
lation between cause and effect is
readily seen and appreciated.
The absurdity of attempting to cure
constipation 'by the use of physic
should be apparent to every one. Lai
atlve drugs and powertul purgatives
will never cure a disease of this sort.
and those who make frequent or regu
lar use of them will, sooner or later.
set up an inflammatory condition of
the intestinal system. - '
A person with first-class digestion
will never be annoyed with chronic
constipation, and when this trouble
does exist, instead of slugging the
system with pills, liquid laxatives,
candy cathartics, etc.; use a remedy
which will cure the gastro-lntestinal
Indigestion, and you will find that the
constipation no longer bothers you,
and with its removal, the risk of de
veloping appendicitis will, be reduced
to the minimum.
have been the means of curing numer
ous cases of constipation, by first cur
ing the Intestinal indigestion. They
digest every kind of food, a single
grain being capable of digesting 3000
grains of alinientum, and in addition
to pepsin and other powerful diges
tives, they also contain' diastase, which
converts starch into sugar, and readily
cures amylaceous dyspepsia and intes
tinal indigestion.
If you are suffering from dyspepsia.
constipation, and, in fact, indigestion
of any kind, don t run the risk of get
ting appendicitis, but strike at the
root of the trouble the original cause
by using Stuart s Dyspepsia Tablets,
which will quickly rid you of all
functional disorders of the alimentary
Secure a box of this digestive reme
dy from your druggist for 50c and send
your name and address to the F. A.
Stuart Co., 160 Stuart Bldg., Marshall,
Mich., for a free sample package.
the machine hit him. As the car was
slowing down at the time, Goffin dropped
onto the step and sat upright on it for
a little while before he fell under the
Dr. Rockey picked Goffln up and drove
him in his automobile to the Marquam
building, where he treated the man'
wounds before sending him to the Good
Samaritan Hospital. A few bruises be
low the knees were the extent of Goffln's
Pacific County Proud of Showing;
Made at Seattle Fair.
SOUTH BEND, Wash., Oct. SO. (Spe
cial. H. J. Hubler and George Foster
Pacific County A.-Y.-P.-E. Commission
ers, have returned from Seattle and
brought with them the official list of
prizes awarded to Pacific County and
several of its citizens.
Including Pacific County, there were
20 Pacific County exhibitors, and, all
together, they received two grand
prizes, seven gold medals, six . silver
medals, 11 bronze medals and one hon
orable mention. The exhibits consisted
of salmon, other fish, native and East
ern oysters and clams; general dsplay
of county resources; fruits vegetables.
small fruits, fir and spruce lumber.
collection of wood samples, manufac
tured furniture, model of oyster dredge
Doat. ,
In addition to these. Eli Roekev. nn.
ident of the Pacific County Good Roads
Association, won three first prizes on
his fine team of English carriage
horses ana also won a blue ribbon on
the same team at the Seattle Horse
Show. Hardly a county in the state
made as good a showing.
Ten jars of shellfish. prODerlv la
beled, were left to become a part of
the state Inlversltys museum. The
balance of the exhibits will be brought
home ana placed on exhibition in ths
Evangelist Van Marter Coming-.
RAYMOND, Wash.. Oct. 30. (Special.)
Lvangelist Van Marter, who has been
holding meetings In the Methodist Ecis-
copal Church here during the past week.
nas been greeted with large audiences
nightly. Mrs. Van Marter, who accom
panies her husband, assists him In his
work and in singing. The next engage
ment of these evangelists will be at the
Sellwood Methodist Church, of Portland.
Mr. Van Marter is the conference evan
gelist of the Oregon Conference of the
Methodist Church.' and will spend most of
tne coming season in and around Port
AVater Users Lay Campaign.
PEiNDLETON, Or.. Oct. SO. (Special.)
In order that nothing mav be left
undone to secure an appropriation from
tne Reclamation Service funds for an
extension of the Umatilla nrolect . in
this county, an important conference is
being arranged for the very near fu
ture. It will be held in this city under
tne auspices of the Pendleton Commer
cial Association, and an effort will be
made to have the Oregon Congression
al delegation present. These men will
be communicated with and a date fixed
which will be satisfactory to .all of
Marriage Licenses.
EI.I.13-FTEISK FVitnlr
Kdith Helse.- IS. cltv.
Vancouver, Wash.; Mrs. Ada M. Nichols.
PERKINS-GRAY Clean N. Perkins
city; Grace W. Gray. 18, city.
Baring Or.: Nina Heacock. 22. city.
e(JU TT-CHAMBERS Horace R. Si-ott
Corvallis. Or.: Leonora V. Chambers.
city: Anna hotla Hparmean. 1. nlly.
JOHSS-BKUNKEN C aude M. John. 24
city: Rose Bronken, 23. city.
WEKTi-oRIANT ID. J. WrrtZ. 88. !ltv:
Lillian Bryant. 85, city.
UU GAB-MATH EWB LeOU H. Dll as. 21.
city: Nora A. Mathews, 1V. city.
Houghton. 29. lty; Mabell V. Shepard. 21.
Wedding- and vtaltlnr cards. W. O. Smith
Co.. WMhlngtoa bide., 4ta and Wua.
Facts About
Senium in fmtms
Condensers Close Down Be
cause of Lack of Milk.
Hillsboro Board of Trade Is Aroused
to Seriousness of Situation and
Mass Meeting in Courthouse.
Brings Ont Big: Attendance.
HILLSBORO, Or., Oct. 30. (Special.)
The big dairymen's meeting at the court
house today taxed the capacity of the
Circuit Court room, and scores were un
able to secure seats. The occasion of the
meeting was the diminution of Washing
ton County's milk supply, and the fact
that many who have engaged in dairying
have been selling their herds this rail
owing, It is said by those so doing, to
the high prices for feed, and tle lack of
profit in the business.
H. H. Stuart, president of the Pacific
Coast Condensed Milk Company, wnicn
has condensers here and at Forest Grove,
took up the question as a result of a call
by the Hillsboro Board of Trade, occa
sioned by the fact that the condenser
closed down here early this month, and
will not resume unless the factory is fur
nished milk in larger quantities.
He "advocated putting in better strains
of milk cows and more producing of
green feed, which, in turn, means less
purchase of mill feed and a better profit
to cow men. He stated that as com
pared with two years ago the Forest
Grove condenser had received 600,000
pounds less milk in October, 1909, and that
If this decrease continued it would be
but a auesVon of time until the conden
ser at that place must close and this not
withstanding the fact his company is now
starting to build a factory at Whatcom,
Wash., and has more orders for cream
than can be filled.
Portland Creates Demand.
One great cause of the milk reduction
In the condenser supply is due to the in
creased demand for milk in Portland,
where the dairv disturbances has thrown
many dairies out of commission, coupled
also with the closing of many -dairies Dy
the high water. The Portland buyers
have canvassed east Washington County
nnd offered what is deemed a better price
for cream than that paid by the con
densers, ar.d this leaves the dairymen
their skimmed milk, which is an Import
ant factor in raising of calves and swine.
Dr. James Wlthycombe, of the Corvallis
Agricultural College, addressed the audi
ence on the topic of dairying, ' and dwelt
upon the fact that through the dairy in
terests Washington County had jumped
from eighth to first place in production;
had rejuvenated the soil by fertilization
incident to keeping large herds of cows,
and that today the farmer is much better
off than under the old regime of hay,
grain and vegetables.
Home Market to Be Developed.
The Hillsboro condenser will remain
closed until the milk supply is materially
increased, and the Board of Trade will
make an endeavor to interest farmers in
sending their product here Instead of to
an outside market.
Judge W. H. Hallis, president of the
Washington Oounty Development League,
presided over the sfsion. Other speak- '
era were Dr. J. P. Tamlesie, president of
"Benjamin Clothes," being designed
and made in New York by the most
skilled tailors in the world, are cer
tain to be of unsurpassed distinction,
they- are not like, any others, and
are not intended to be. The exqui
site finish, exclusive patterns, the
noticeable elegance of style, the su
perb, quality and faultless' work
manship are features which cannot
be successfully imitated If you
seriously consider the question of
dressing correctly, we will be glad
to have you consider us and the
Benjamin Clothes.
the Hillsboro Board of Trade; J. W.
Hughes, of Forest Grove; Mayor J. W.
ConneU,, Hillsboro,. and H. H. Stuart,
former manager of the Forest Grove
and Hillsboro condensers, now of Seattle.
Hears Humors That Northwestern
May Build to Coast.
MARSH FIELD, Or., Oct. 30. (Special.)
A press dispatch from New York, stat
ing that the Northwestern was planning
a bond issue for the completion of the
lines of the company to the Pacific Coast,
has created some interest here, because
rumor has connected the name of the
Northwestern with one of the local rail
road surveys. "
There is some hope felt that the North
western may make Coos Bay a terminus.
Raymond Business Man Weds.
RAYMOND, Wash., Oct. 30. (Special.)
Word has been received here of the
marriage of Jacob Siler. president and
manager of the Siler Mill Company, of
this city. The wedding was celebrated at
Riverside, Cal., the bride being Miss
Sarah K. Miller, librarian of the Univer
sity of Southern California. The cere
mony was performed by Rev. Freeman D.
Bovard, president of the University. Mr.
and Mrs. Slier are expected home In
about two weeks.
This Bridal Tour Unique.
ALBANY, Or., Oct. 30. (Special.)"
Jesse a. South and Addle C. Attrldge,
of Waterloo, who were married in this
city yesterday afternoon by Rev. W. S.
Gordon, started today on a unique weu
ding trip. They will make their home
In Crook County and will drive across
the mountains by the Willamette vai
lev and Cascade Mountain wagon road
As it Is unusually late in the year for
trlns across the mountains tney win
probably encounter considerable snow.
. Eugene Business House Sold.
EUENa Or., Oct. 30. (Special.) The
Crescent Dry Goods Store, on Willamette
street, between seventn ana nagnin, nas
been sold to George McMoran & Wash
burne, who will take possession of the
business on January L The Crescent is
om of the big local dry goods stores
and has been conducted by Oscar Camp
bell. The new owners have conducted
the S. H. Friendly store.
Convict Foundry Rebuilt.
SALEM. Or.. Oct. 30. (Special.) The
shops destroyed at the Penitentiary early
in the Summer have been rebuilt and
the new buildings will be ready for oc
cupancy on Monday, November 1. The
buildings will again be occupied by Low
enberg. Going & Co., employing convict
labor in the manufacture of stoves and
Coos Invites Kentucky Pastor.
MARSHFIELD. Or., Oct. 30. (Spe
cial.) The Christian Church of Marsh-
field has extended to Rev. w. u.
Barnes, of Lexington. Hy., a call to be
come nastor of the local church. The
congregation is rushing the preliminary
work for a new cnufen ouuaing to oh
erected here.
Editor's Home Burns.
GF.ANT3 PASS. Or., Oct. 30. (Special.)
The residence of C. G. Coutant, editor
of the Rogue River Courier, was burned
last night, together with a portion of the
contents. The loss is aDout pariiany
covered by insurance.
Judges Go to Pendleton. -.
SALEM, Or., Oct. 30. (Special.) The
Supreme Court justices will leave Mon
day for Pendeton, to hold tho regular
November session of the court at that
Case Sent Back for Rehearing Is Af
firmed and Precedent Pirm
ly Established,
OLYMPIA', Wash., Oct. 30. (Special.)
Threo Judges may bo a majority of tho
nine judges of the Slate Supreme Court,
is the unanimous decision of the nine
members of the present High Court In a
decision rendered today, in a caso where
in it was contended that under the state
constitution It would require a majority
of the entire bench to render an opinion.
When the Court some time ago decided
that Matt H. Gormiey whs legally en
titled to retain the office of Treasurer of
King County because the Treasurer elect
ed had failed to qualify, the decision was
signed by but four judges.
Application was made to the court for
a rehearing on the contention that tho
new law dividing the court into two de
partments of five judges each, of which
a majority, or three, could render a de
cision, was in violation of tho constitu
tion. To settle this question the court grant
ed the rehearing and today reaffirmed
by a vote of seven to two t lie decision
sustaining Gormiey in office, and by
unanimous vole hr-ld that tho constitu
tional provision fixing a majority of the
court required only three members, that
number being a majority of the original
The constitutional language reads:
"The Supreme Court shall consist of five
Judges, a majority of whom shall be nec
essary to pronounce decision." Later the
constitution provides that tho Legislature
may. increase the number of Judges and
may provide for separate departments.
Horse Kicks Child.
SALEM, Or., Oct. 30. (Special.) A lit
tle daughter, of Mr. and Mrs. Adam 1-Yoli-maer
was seriously Injured this after
noon by being kicked by a horse. The
child is expected to recover.
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