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rORTLAXD, MARCH 10. 1912.
Tiir! SI7XDAV OREGOMAa,
EVIDENCE BY TON
IN PHILLIPS CASE
Five Days of Second Trial Pass
With Only Half Dozen
ENTIRE RECORDS OFFERED
Action Again! Banker Prminjc Cot
, ly to Clark County With EzprnM
JlejrlMerlng $ISOO Already
and I Only rlrly FVrrnn.
K A LAMA. Wash.. March .t Spe
cial.) Tom of evidence. Including all
the books. notes. nnrti, contracts
and other records of th defunct t'om
merctal Bank of Vancouver. Wash.,
wera Introduced In evidence by the
state today In the trUI aicainst Hugh
f. rhllllpa. president of the bank,
charged with having received deposits
irhen knom-ln that his bank was un
safe and Insolvent.
John T. Klchardson. of Portland, ex
pert accountant wh was employed by
the depositors to esamlne the books
of the closed bank. was called as a
witness by the Hate at the opening of
court this morning and remained on
the wltnesa stand the greater portion
The prosecution offered In evidence
the entire records and books of the
bank for the purpose of future refer
ence. To this the defence Interposed
an objection, assertlns; thst the state
should designate the books and the
particular pares relied upon. Judge
McKenney sustained the objection, and
tha state th-n designated each and
every page of the hooks of balances
from Jlarrh i. 17. to Iecember 17.
Defease) at l.asl smpraaalaea.
Tha defense then Insisted upon Its
Tight to hear read every page of evi
dence Introduced. An this would re
lulre a couple of weeks' steady read
ing, a compromise was effected and
I:ichardson s elimination proceeded.
Two Irregularities were brought out In
his testhuonv regarding the bookkeep
ing. The nrt occurred on lecefpuer
17. In which two certified checks,
for fjOrto each, were drawn by the
Commercial lsnk on Itself and pavable
to the Hank of California, Its Portland
The nest day these checks were
turned back lo the Commercial Hank
marked "paid." without any evidence of
their having leen In the hands of the
lunk of California at all. tn crosa
examlnatlon the fct was brought out
that these certified checks were Issued
fr securities upon whtrh to secure a
lon front the Hank of California, but
w hen the loan was not negotiated the
checks were returned to the bank and
The attorney for the defense asked
the expert accountant If the Issue and
cancellation of these checks In any way
affected the solvencv or the Insolvency
of the bank, or If they In any way af
fected, the relation of the assets and
liabilities of the bank. The accountant
"No, not In the least."
The other Irregularity In the books
found by Klchanlson. was In Novem
ber. 11. when a note signed by Lea
Aldrlch for I loo was carried for a
lew days as cash on hand.
Ise'caac Meorea I'otat.
The defense secured from lilchard
on the admission that thia transaction
In no way affected the relations of the
assets and liabilities of the bank, or
Hecelver Kles was placed on the wlt
nesa stand In the afternoon and testi
fied regarding the disposal of much of
the properties received bv the bank as
securltly for loans made to Aldrlch
and others. The receiver testified that
lie Had failed to collect some of the
property, notabtv the section of land
In Morrow County. Oregon, turned over
to the bank by Aldrlch, had proved a
Judge Mi-Kennev ruled that the Jury
should not consider the price received
by llecelver Kles on the various prop
erties sold since taking charge of tha
bank a affairs, but should consider the
alue of the property at the time the
hank received Mary K Hamilton's de
posit on Iecember -1. 11.
The trial has now run livs daya and
less than half a dosen witnesses have
testified. .More than 5S witnesses are
yet to he called. The former trial. In
November. Iated 1 days and cost
Clark County f 1441. sS. The present case
).aa already made gn expense bill of
over $i;oi. and Is only fairly begun.
The case will be continued Monday.
TARIFF IS CALLED "CRUEL"
hprakrr Clark Sa KM r-Fold I lame
nt C.oc to IUron.
FRANK FO H T. KyT March . Champ
1'Urk. ipfik-T of the National House
u itprrsnt.t!vtrp. gUMt In the cap.
jb1 of hia native atatr. Unlay rccoUDlm
tt.tf Krnturkr laic.latur the rc
wi mil by the 1-rmocrattc party u ,
U h ia bn xlven out In a manner
that aeema authuritatlTe that Ir,dnt
Taft proios-a ti veto any tariff bills
that we pa. We welcome the laaue.
Wm lon't believe It can be postponed,
mintmlie1 or huntei out of the way. ,
T?ie preaent tariff law raise about
$230 vOO.oOv a year. It la eatlmateU
t hat every time one 1 oil air ron to
Vnrl Sam'a coffer under the Men pro
tective tariff ayvtem about five K1
lari mo Into the pockets of the tariff
JUDGE CHANGE NOT LIKED
K-rc me of F.llmlnatlon In Contests
TACIFIC rXIVKRSlTY. forest
Orove. ter.. March 9. Srevlal. It was
one of the most successful snnual In
tercollegiate oratorical contcsta ever
rrM w hlch Oregou University, for the
sii'.h time, won here last night. It
was an exceptionally well conducted
contest on the part of the state execu
tive committee. free from any Ir
regularities or tilsputlni;-
Tlie regular annual meeting of the
executive committee was neM In Marstk
Kail, at 2 In the afternoon. The
member ot this committee: I-eslie I.
Hope, rartno I'nlverslty. president: K.
Hurckef. McMlnnvllle College, secre
tary: J. y Kachrlcht. tregon Agricul
tural College, treasurer, other mem
bers In attendance were. J. K. Jones.
I'nlverslty of tiregou: Harrison.
Willamette I'nlverslty: Hadley. Pa
cific College: A. H Hodge. Albany Col
lege: MU'kelson. Monmouth State Nor
mal and llolnian Frrrln. Pacific I'nl
erslty. No changes or amendments were
xnad to the constitution, but consider
able discussion arose over the ques
tion of doing; away with the Judges on
composition. A" schema of eliminating
Judges was proposed by the delegation
from Oregon Agricultural Collage. It
seems such a system is In rogue among
some of the Kastern schools. Though
the proposTTIon met with considerable
disfavor, a committee of three consist
ing, of Burrket of McMlnnvllle College
as chairman, with J. K. Kschrlcht, of
Oregon Agricultural College, and J. K.
Jones, of the I'nlverslty of Oregon, was
appointed to Investigate and to report
at the nest annual meeting. This will
In no way affect the contest for next
year. According to the constitution
the contest will be held at I'aclflc Col
lege. Newberg. next year.
The newly-elected officers of the e
ecullre committee are: Tresldent. O.
C. Hadley. Pnclflc College: secretsry.
Miss l-oralne Johnson. Monmouth State
Normal, and treasurer. -V- R. Hodge.
Immediately after the contest over
100 delegates, orators. Judges and offi
cers adjourned to the snnual banquet
which was held In the First Methodist
Church. Professor Ix-ster B. Phtppee.
of Paclfie University, acted as toast
master. The toasts and speakers were:
"Statement No. 1." Professor Hosklns.
Pacific College: "The Referendum."
Chester A. Moores. I'nlverslty of Ore
gon; "An' Industrial Petition." Amy
Olmsted. Albany College: "A Redress
of Grievances." K. S. Burcket. McMlnn
vllle College: -A Ttecall." Sarah B.
Mickelson. Monmouth State Normal: "A
Bill of Appropriation." Ivan O. Me
Panlel. Willamette University: "Ad
journment." Islle L. Hope. Pacific t'nl-
r.lOMIUXKT NEWPORT RESIDENTS CELEBRATE GOLDEN WEDDING
i. - - '"""
' V a I M
NF.W'Pii'tT or. March . (Special.) Mr. and Mrs. W. S. W'hltten. promi
nent' reldenls of Newport for many years, celebrated their golden welding
anniversary on February 1J In this city. Their homo was crowded by their
numerous friends who came with presents. Including a large lovln-cup. con
tributed b all of their guest-, and to offer congratulations. A programme
had been arranged In advance by the Rev. Mr. Hurd ami Klmrr Patrick.
W S. Whltten was the son of a Baptist minister and was horn In Phllllps
burg Sir, July IS. 13. Mrs. Whltten wait the daughter of Klljah Camp
bell and was born In Georgetown. Me. Mr. Whltten was a sea captain, hfevlng
had clutrge of sailing vessels which went to all parts of the world from Bath.
Me Thev were marrle.1 In 183 and came to yregon In 1877. settling In
Washington Countv near Forest Grove. In 1887 tliey moved to Newport, resid
ing there continuallv ever since. They have two sons. W. S. Whitten. Jr.,
n business man of Newberg. and F.C. Whltten. ot 535 Chamber of Commerce.
versity. William P. Wheelwright, of
Portland, responded pn behalf "f the
Jucges. It. V. Stone and Professor
J.'wer. of Portland, wero also guests
of the occasion.
ATTOKNKY OKKJIXAt. CAXDI
1ATK FOH STATF. OFFICE.
ColIcfC Man Has DNlinctlon of He
Ins City" Initial Aspirant
BEND. Or, March . (Special.) The
distinction of being the first candidate
from Bend for a state office falls to
Vernon A. Forbes, an attorney, who Is
running for the Kepubll.-an nomination
for Representative from this district.
As Wesley O. Smith, of Klamath
Falls. Is tne only other candidate on
tha Republican ticket, and Inasmuch as
two Representatives go to Salem from
this district, an.i It Is almost Invariably
Republican, wl'.h the primaries less
than a month distant and no other can
didates In the field. It is practically a
foregone conclusion that Forbes will
be nominated, and that Bend will make
Its Initial entrance Into state politics.
A practicing attorney for three years.
Mr. Forbes has Identified himself In
many legal cases with the settlers, and
particularly has been a student of the
problems that have arisen In connec-
ieraea A. Korkes, Bea4'a First
Candidate for Mate Office,
tlon with the irrigation projects of the
aute. At the recent Irrigation congress
In Portland he was a speaker. A fuller
publicity In all state land matters,
barrtng the possibility of star cham
ber proceedings for the Ijtnd Board. Is
the kev note of the platform with
which Mr. Forbes is going before the
H. P. Belknap, of Prinevllle. the pre
vious Incumbent of the office of Rep
resentative, has been forced to retire
from politics, at least temporarily, be
cause ot Ill-health. Mr. Forbes Is a
college graduate, having received his
legal and academic education at the
University ot Minnesota,
i t it
SHY AT SINGLE TAX
Farmers Applaud Negative in
U'Ren-Dimick Debate at
SECOND CLASH ARRANGED
Attacks .Made by Fela Supporter on
His Opponent Are Decried by
500 Persons Who Hear Pro
posed Law EiposJ-
OREGON OITV. Or.. March 9. I Spe
cial.) Acrimonious attacks upon Judge
Grant B. Plmlck. who espoused the
negative side of n Joint debate on the
Tountv Single Tax or L.and Values
Bill." by W. S. ITRen. the Joseph Fcls
fund advocate of single tax. at Beaver
Creek Hall Friday night failed to win
the audience to bis way ot thinking.
The audience repeatedly expressed
Its aversion to single tax by prolonged
applause for Judge Dlmlck. More than
too persons of Beaver Creek and the
surrounding district filled the hall, and
from the expressed sentiment the single
tax medicine will not be taken by farm
ers of this district when election day
comes next November.
It was freely asserted after the meet
ing that Mr. i' Ken's attacks on Judge
IMmlck lost him many friends, and he
was criticised openly by those who
heard him for Indulging In this method
Instead of explaining the theories of
single tax for which the meeting was
Another Debate Arranged.
As a result of the debate at Beaver
Creek. W. S. U'Ren today Issued the
following challenge to Grant B. Dlmlck.
which was accepted:
."So many of our mutual friends have
expressed a desire to hear a discussion
of the county bill to exempt Improve
ments, personal property and occupa
tions In Clackamas County from taxa
tion, commonly called the 'single tax
bill.' that It affords me much pleasure
to Invite you to meet me at Shively's
Opera-house at the earliest date that
will be convenient, without expense to
you for the hall or the advertising. The
comments on the Joint discussion last
night at Beaver Creek Hall were so
satisfactory from my point ot view that
I extend this Invitation to you for Ore
gon City with great pleasure."
The time for the debate will be ar
ranged Monday or Tuesday.
Modification la Advocated.
In his opening remarks Mr. lRen
rharged Judge Dlmlck with not being
a friend of the Initiative and referen
dum, but this was strenuously denied
by the latter, who asserted that he had
worked for and voted for the measure.
Judge Dlmlck said that he believed that
the Initiative and -referendum should
be modified so that not more than six
measures should be brought before the
people to vote upon at one time, thus
Mr. C'Ren then sought refuge by
charging that Judge Dlinlck had never
been with "his crowd." but had always
been on the side of the corporations.
Judge Dlmlck took the tight into the
bailiwick of the single-taxer. and, read
ing from extracts from the report of
the "Single Tax Conference" held In
New York. November. 1910. charged that
the single tax as espoused by Mr. L' Reli
and the Joseph Fels supporters was
nothing mere nor less than the theory
of Henry Georfe.
! ' Makes Denial.
"I am reading from your own book
let. Mr. CRen." said Judge Dlmlck.
"which says In plain black .and white,
referring to the death of Count Tolstoi,
that, 'thia foremost man of the world,
whose teachings have made him famous
In all landa. has repeatedly announced
his belief In the doctrines of Henry
George, for which we stand, etc.,' I
call your attention, gentlemen of this
audience, to those last few words, 'For
which we stand.' and ' then ask Mr.
I" Ren whether his single tax Is not
Henry George's single tax."
Mr. CRen promptly denied the
charge, notwithstanding the printed
Judge Dlmlck then cited other planks
In the single tax platform as printed
in the report.
"Page five of this pamphlet." he said,
"contains the following paragraph: 'In
addition to the foregoing, the Com
mission has sent out a quantity of such
literature as Is obtainable, and plans
sre now under way for the prepara
tion of a Merchants' and Manufac
turers' Booklet, the object of which
Is to show that land value taxation
means a saving of dollars, an actual
1 1 1 3 till I
profit of dollars, to merchants and
Farmers Held to Bear Burden.
"Now Mr. ITRen. with the removal of
the tax on all improved property, upon
whose shoulders w ill the burden rest to
pay this vast amount removed? There
Is but one answer. The rarmera ami
those horny handed sons of toll, who
do not own city lands and building's,
upon the men who have grubbed oft
their own rouch lands to make their
own homes and who should retain the
benefit of the enhanced value they have
by their own efforts placed upon It."
In reply Mr. U'Ken said that labor
which men perform. shouhT not be
taxed, but the tax should be only on the
value of the location they use.
"Labor should not pay a tax. Is our
principle." said Mr. ITRen. "Let the
speculative Interests be taxed. Let the
franchises of the railroads, as fran
chises, be taxed and force the Southern
Pacific to pay a tax upon the thousands
of acres of landa which It Is holding;,
unimproved, for purely speculative pur
poses. Place the tax on the fellow
that Is living; oft the Improvements of
This reply to Judfte Dlmlck brouajht
from the iHtter. when- he Bgaln took
Seeley, Who Fitted
of Russia, Called
K. II. Seeley. of Chicago, is now at tha
Multnomah Hotel and w-111 remain In
Portland this Monday, Tuesday. Wed
arsday aail Thursday. He says: "The
Spermatic Shield Truss as fitted to the
Ciar of Russia and. now used and ap
proved by the Vnlted States Govern
ment, will not only retain any case of
Hernia perfectly, affording immediate
and coinplet relief, but closea the
The Dominant "Six
The greatest piece of machinery that ever went
upon the highways and the most luxurious carriage.
60 miles an hour in 30 seconds from
a standing start.
At all speeds and regardless of road
Power without noise
The Packard "Six" motor . makes
the least noise, whether running fast
or throttled down yet. its power is
Pix cylinders Bore 4M Inches: stroke
51, Inches. Horsepower, by standard
A. I A. M rating, 48: actual horse
power under orake test, 74.
These things have been made possible in the Packard "Six" by the cumulative experience
of unrivaled organization which for more than a decade has devoted its entire efforts to
the building of motor cars exclusively of the highest type. Packard "Six" cars. Including
bodies, are built entirely In the Packard shops, which comprise 37 acres of floor space.
THERE ARE MORE THAN ONE THOUSAND
1912 PACKARD "SIX" CARS ON THE ROAD
Ask the man' who owns one
All Packard cars are sold at the published prices
A square deal and Packard Service for every patrou
Any kind of a demonstration on any kind of a road by any Packard dealer
J2-PAGE CATALOGUE UPON REQUES T.
Packard Motor Car Co., Detroit
FRANK G. RIGGS
Cornell Road, Twenty-Third and Washington Streets
- Portland, Oregon
li J ll'l I M I I I'm .'i 1 1 l
the floor, further fire In the form of
quotations from the booklet.
Book's Statements Read.
"In order to prove further that single
tax is a confiscation of private property
In land I cite you to page 362 of Henry
George's own book on single tax,
which the Joseph Fels Funi Commis
sion said In Its resolution heretofore
mentioned, that the single tax advocates
" 'We have weighed every objection
and seen that neither on the ground
of equity or experience Is there any
thing to deter us from making land
common property by confiscating rent.
"We should satisfy the law of
Justice, we meet all economic require
ments by, and at one stroke abolishing
all private titles, declaring land. public
property and letting It out to the
highest bidder in lots to suit under such
conditions as would scarcely guard the
private rights to Improvements.
"On page 36 of Henry George's book
we see: 'Let the individuals retain
what they are pleased to call their
land. We may leav thorn the shell if
we take the kernel.
"Now, -nen and women of Beaver
Creek, you are sure of having the shell
and the other fellow will have the
Do U Groove
opening In ten days on the average
case." This instrument received the
only award in England and In Spain,
producing results without surgery or
harmful Injections. Mr. Seeley has
documentary references from the U. S.
Gov't, Washington, D. C, for -Inspection.
If any Interested will call he
will be giad to show the truss without
charge, or fit lliem If desired.
Seelay's Spermatic Shield Pad
to ' lEl
Easiest large car to drive
The Tackard "Six" Touring Car,
.with a wheel base of 133 inches, will
turn around in a street 44 feet wide.
Smoothest starting and
The clutch always engages without
jerk. The brakes provide the maxi
mum safetv with the minimum ef
Packard cars have the highest second-hand
The smoothest running motor and
the easiest riding car, even at speeds
from 60 to 70 miles an hoar.
kernel. Are you satisfid with such art
unfair arrangement as that? That Is
Just what the single tax people Bay
they will do and you will have the
taxes that have been removed from the
manufacturing plants to pay for and
the result will be. an Increase in your
tax assessment, not a reduction, as Is
asserted by the Joseph Fels advocates."
Mr. ITRen replied by quoting from
a specially prepared tax roll, figures
that were arranged to show a reduction
Account PANAMA PACIFIC EXPOSITION 1915
To select a site for the Oregon Bnfldlnc at the Panama Pacific Kxpoal
tlon. to be held In Saa FrancU.-o, 1015, Oregon's patriotic citizen", head
ed by Hl Excellency, fiovernor W eat and the Oregon rommlMloa, will
leave Portland by special train, eonaiatlns f d? noino-bMKK"Be ear. on-aei-ratloa
ear, two aaperb dining ears and clcht first - cla i Pullman
sleepers. Electric lighted throughout. Train will be in readiness at
I nloo Depot at lOtSU A. M. Luncheon will be served on date of de
parture on a la carte plan.
Leave Portland ,
Leave Oregon City. ...
Leave Albany. . .......
Arrive Oakland 5 KM) P,
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M. aad Saa
Baggage should be
' going forward
Those deslrlnr to return promptly can do so on the special leaving San
Francisco Sunday morulas, March 17, r.t lltou A. 31, aa a second section
of the Sbaata Limited.
JOHN M. SCOTT, General Passenger Agen, Portland. Or.
in taxes, but Judge Dimick said that
the County Assessor of Clackamas
County had Informed him that this
roll was made up from the 1910 list
and was unfair to use In an argument.
Congressman Stone, irf Illinois, does not
have an exalted opinion ot his colleagues.
When he reached home a fortnight aso
he said that some of them "almost ought
to be hanped." Nevertheless, he admits that
he was surprised at the "large number of
honest, sincere and hard-working men
whom he found In Cnngrss.
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12:4:; A. M.
M. Wednesday, .
Grants Pass. . .
Klrst" Sneclal, so to insure It
on this train.