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8 Tim STjyPAT ; OKEGOXIAX, POItTXAyP, , FEBIHTAHY 18, 1917.
SENATE PUTS GRANT
BILL UP TO PEOPLE
Bean Declares State Must As
sert Right to Tax All Grant.
Debate Is Bitter.
BILL RECALLED, PASSED
House Again Approves Idea of Pla
cing Lands on Assessment Rolls.
Rulings Quoted to Show -Grant
STATE CAPITOU Salem, Or., Feb.
17. (Special.) With an amendment
suggested by Representative Bean
himself, author of the measure, that
it be referred to the people. House
bill 302, directing' County Assessors to
plaee the Oregon & California Kail
road grant lands on the tax rolls,
passed the Senate late today by a vote
of IS to 12.
Its passage was preceded by one of
the hottest fights of the session.
Karlier in the day. Representative
Eaton, Mr. Bean's colleague in the
House from Lane County, had the bill
recalled from the Senate.
Bean was absent and Eaton sug
gested that the bill lie on the table
until Bean returned.
As soon as Bean heard of -what had
happened he hastened into the House
and demanded a reconsideration of the
vote by which the bill Hai been re
called. This opened the whole question for
discussion. Bean won his point on a
rollcall vote. This again brought up
the question of recalling the bill, and
on the rbllcall the House refused to
recall the bill.
Speaker Objects to Time Wasted.
Eaton insisted on talking on the bill
and exhausted every parliamentary re
source. Speaker itanfield protested
against giving further time to consid
eration of a bill that . had passed the
House by unanimous vote after being
reported to the House without recom
mendation by the committee on assess
ment and taxation, 'of which .Eaton is
Another skirmish between Eaton and
Bean developed when the Senate
amendment submitting the question to
a vote of the people came before the
House. Eaton urged, the House not to
concur. This would have blocked pass
age of the bill. On a rollcall, the House
concurred by a margin of three votes.
When It came up shortly afterwards
in the Senate, it was voted to give
Ivepresentative Bean the co.urtesies of
the floor for 10 minutes to explain the
measure and Its great Import to the
state. Representative Eaton had 10
minutes to reply.
Sickbed JLeft to Defend BUI.
When Mr. Bean objected to his hav
ing the final word, declaring that Mr.
Eaton's feeling against him was very
great, Mr. Eaton said he would pre
sent his case in seven minutes and
give Wr. Bean three minutes to close.
Mr. Bean had left a sick bed to make
his fight for the bill. He spoke with
"This is no little trifling school mat
ter," he said. "It Involves one of the
most vital Interests . of the. state of
He reviewed-the granting of the land
to the Oregon & California Railroad.
He quoted the act of Congress that
granted to the railroad company proved
title to these lands.
"The object of this bill," , he contin
ued. "Is to declare forever the sover
eign right of this state-to tax these
"The act of Congress In 19t6 purport
ing to revest title to these lands in the
United States was merely an Adminis
tration act. and will so be held by the
Tax Should Be Declared, lie Says.
"So I say that if the Government steps
into the shoes of the railroad com
pany. It becomes the landlord. No act
of the Government should remove these
lands from the taxable resources of the
"I hear it said here that my purpose
Is to embarrass the Federal Govern
ment, but we cannot embarrass the
Government one lota. Under the act of
Congress of 1916, It Is left to dispose
of the lands and of the timber there
on, subject to the taxation right of the
"I say we are not doing our duty, un
less we assert -now the -right of this
state to tax forever these lands."
He pointed out that the Secretary of
Agriculture has admitted that he right
of the state to tax the lands is a lien
upon the lands. He showed how re
moving the grant lands from taxation
would remove vast areas of taxable
properties from various of the counties.
"What fa to become or these coun
ties," he asked, "if we permit our rights
to go by default? Let the Government
keepr-these lands off the tax rolls, and
deprive the state of its right to tax the
He quoted statements' of Attorney
General Brown, who is opposing the
bill, to bear out his assertions.
"'This office held, by an -opinion
written at the request of the "State
Tax Commission.' " he quoted from a
of the Body
(BY DR. I. W. SHORT.)
The body Is a highly organized ma
chine of complicated parts In which the
liver and kidneys work for the com
mon good. Damage to either one of
these organs interferes with man as
a motor mechanism. The automobile
expert knows how Important it is that
the carburetor does not get too much
fuel, along with sufficient air to burn
or explode the gas. Too much fuel in
man's machine, such "as eating too much
meat, or alcohol, or- tea, and the liver
cannot "turn over." nervous overwork
and lack of exercise in outdoor air
bring constipation and bad health. Eat
less meat, plenty of vegetables, and
with air and good exercise you need
little else. If the liver needs rousing
and most of us need this once a week
take a safe vegetable extract of the
leaves of aloe, May-apple, root of Jalap,
made into a tiny sugar-coated pill, arid
sold by almost every druggist as Dr.
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets first put up
nearly fifty years ago.
Most people die eventually of an over
acid condition. If the blood can be ren
dered more alkaline, the longer we live.
With regular hours, plenty of water
between meals, sensible coarse food
and a chance to get the poisons out of
the systm, a man will live to be a
hundred. But. unfortunately, our high
ly nervous- way of living brings in
creased storage of uric acid in the body.
This acts as a poison, and we suffer
from lumbago, aches or pains, rheuma
Get rid of this uric acid poison by
taking a harmless medicine called An
uric, which throws out the uric acid by
stimulating the kidneys. Drink a pint
of hot water before meals and take
Anurio (double strength) three or four
times a day. Anurlc car. be obtained
at almost any drug store. . ..
letter by the Attorney-General, Bearing
date September 14. 1916. " 'that the
grant lands appearing on record as the
lands of the Oregon & California Rail
road Company were assessable at their
"And again: 'Since then Congress by
an act passed June 9, 1916, under
took to revest in the United States
title to the Oregon & California Rail
road Company grant lands.'. "
And another quotation: ."Also In an
opinion bearing date June 29, 1916,
we advised the .Tax Commission that
by reason of said act of Congress of
the United States, approved June 9,
1916, which attempted- to revest the
title of the Oregon & California grant
lands in the United States, if valid,
such lands are removed front the tax
ing power, of the state of Oregon."
In his reply Representative Eaton de
clared the bill means simply an order
to place on the assessment rolls of the
state the lands of the Oregon & Cali
fornia Railroad Company.
"I cannot see." he said, "why an at
tempt should be made to put these
lands on the assessment rolls unless It
is none to support the contention of
the Oregon '& California Railroad Com
pany." Danger to Taxes Denied.
He declared it. to be his belief and
that of many lawyers that if the title
reverts to - the Government the lands
cannot be taxed.
"That," he declared, "is - also the
opinion of the Attorney-General.
"To be as fair as I know how to be,
there can be but two possible objects
to this bill. One is" to save to the BiHp
the taxes on these lands." -.
He quoted the Attorney-General as
saying that this is not necessary to
save these taxes for the state, and that
there is no danger of losing the taxes.
"The. only other object of the bill
must be," went on Mr. Easton, "to sus
tain the contention of the Oregon &
California Railroad Company that the
title is in the railroad company.
"The whole thing resolves itself into
this: The railroad company feels that
it has no title in these lands and the
proof is that it has permitted the taxes
on these lands to go delinquent for
Tax on Railroad. Proposed.
In a three-minute rebuttal Mr. Bean
"This is not the property of the
United States and the Supreme Court
has so held.
. "But the question here Is one of tax
ation. The Government can administer
these lands, but it must do so as a
"Mr. Eaton confesses the very point
I contend for that the railroad com
pany has equity of $2.50 an acre in
these lands. And yet we are taking
them off the tax rolls and not. assess
ing them a dollar.
"All the Interest I have In this mat
ter is the state's interest. All I want
is a fair expression of the state's
To show his entire good faith he
made the proposal that the Senate
amend the bill so as to submit it to the
Senator Conrad P. Olson moved that
the Senate go Into committee of the
whole to amend the bill so as to sub
mit the question to the people.
Submission Is Ordered.
"I oppose submitting a question to
the people that Congress has already
decided on," declared Senator Pierce.
By 16 votes the Senate adopted Ol
Senator Olson's amendment proposed
rutting the question on the ballot at
the next election.
This opened a general debate. Sena
tor Eddy maintained that the lands
belonged to the United States and that
the state had no right to tax them.
He maintained the whole question had
been threshed out at the land-grant
conference months ago.
To submit so involved a question to
the people would be absurd, he in
sisted. "I am surprised to find the defend
ers of the people object to putting this
in the ballot, retorted Senator Olson.
"I am concerned to know whether
the state of Oregon shall be a vassal
or whether she shall assert her sov
ereignty to tax the land within her
HlKhts Should Be Asserted.
"If we are going to recognize the
right to take parts of oar land off our
tax rolls and1 put them in some kind of
a reserve, then we might as well sur
render our franchise.
"They are seeking to take a vast
domain off our tax lists and put it
into a forest reserve or something and
off the tax rolls.
"I believe that this declaration here
in this bill Is a declaration of our sov
ereign rights that will safeguard. "the
rights of the people of this state."
Others taking part In the general de
bate were Senators Hurley, Stelwer
Garland urged that the measure be
submitted to the people. He declared
they would defeat it.
"Mr. Bean has made his case," said
he, "and that case ought to go before
The amendment was adopted with 16
The bill in amended form then car
ried by a vote of 16 to 12.
Those voting yes were: Senators
Baldwin, Barrett, Cusick, Garland, Hur
ley, Huston, Leinenweber Lewis, Olson.
fOrton, Shanks, Smith of Josephine, Von
der Hellen, Wilbur, Wood and Moser.
Those voting no were Senators Bish
op, Dimick, Eddy. Farrell, Gill, Haw
ley, LaFollet, Smith of Coos, Steiwer,
Strayer and Vinton.
STATE FUND WITHHELD
SENATE PASSES BILL. AFFTECTIXG
Bishep Asks Reconsideration of Bill
Defeated Day Before and Meaa.
ore Is Carried.
STATE CAPITOL. Salem, Or., Feb., 17.
(Special.) The Senate today recon
sidered its action of yesterday in de
feating Senate bill 316, which provides
tnat atter December 31, 1918. it shall be
the policy of the state not to appro
priate any money for the maintenance
of delinquent, dependent and defective
children In private institutions, and
paused the measure, 17 votes to 11. .
Senator Bishop, who voted no yes
.terday, moved the recommendation.
Senators Wood and La Follett opposed
the bill on the ground that private in
stitutions operate more economically
than state institutions, but Wilbur,
Moser and others spoke warmly in its
Moser declared it and its companion
bill, S. B. 317, passed yesterday, which
puts up to the people the question of
appropriating $200,000 for a state In
stitution for delinquent and dependent
children, will take the issue of religion
out of politics.
Those voting for the 'bill tonight
Senators Baldwin, Bishop, Dimick,
Eddy, Gill, Hurley. Huston, Lewis,
Olson, Orton, Pierce, Smith of Coos,
Smith of Josephine, Stelwer, Vinton,
Wilbur and President Moser.
Those voting no were:
Senators Barrett, Cusick, Farrell,
Garland, Handley, La Follett. Leinen
weber, Shanks, Strayer, Von der Hellen,
The Senate tonight, without dissent
ing vote, laid H. B. 4 on the table. This
is the Bowman . measure, already
passed the House, providing that no
more money shall be appropriated for
the support of delinquent and defective
children In private institutions, though
with the proviso that children already
committed may be cared for during the
remainder of their period of. commit
ment. ' - . .
V - V ' 1 1 i. i - .
HOUSE VOTES TO
Mrs. Thompson's Plea. for Chil
dren Wins Over Committee '
" and Fund Is Doubled.
SENATE BILLS PILE UP
Measures From Other House Are
Not Acted On at Day Sessions,
as Money Takes XJp Most
of Time of Members.
STATE CAPITOL, 6alem. Or.. Feb.
17. :( Special.) Appropriations aggre
gating $799,729.17 were carried In a big
grist of appropriation bills passed by
the House today.
Most of the time' in the House was
given to appropriation measures.
None of the Benate bills on the calen
dar for third reading were reached be
fore adjournment at 6:30.
Other Senate bills kept coming over
all afternoon and piling up on the desk.
The House waded into these measures
immediately after the evening recess
and disposed of them in rapid order.
The appropriation 'measures were
adopted with monotonous routine as
they came from the ways and means
The slate was broken In only one
place and that, was when Mrs. Thomp
son got an Increase in the appropria
tion for the .-child welfare bureau from
$2000 to .$.4000. , ...
Woman Wlos Over Opponents.."1
The ways and mHfe.ns committee mem
bers were Inclined to oppose her con
tentions at ilnst, but she appealed to
them so earnestly not to destroy the
work of the children's bureau that one
after another they yielded to her per
suasive powers. Chairman Kubll, for
some mysterious- reason " remained
silent when the subject was under de
bate, and it is euspected that he was
in friendly collusion with Mrs. Thomp
son all the time.
When the roll was called about a
dozen members voted 'No' on the pas
sajre of the bill but before the result
was announced the whole bunch got up
and changed their votes, so the record
shows that Mrs. Thompson won her
point unanimously. . '
College Gets 65,000.
Following Is a complete list of the
Supreme Court, $05,606.60.
New library at Oregon Agricultural Col
Receiving ward at State Hospital. $60,000.
Support of homeless children. S124tt72.45.
Support of way-ward girls, iJfr.OOO.
State Board of Control, $10,000.
Tax Commission, $2400.
Pilot Commission, $1M00.
Supreme Court reports. S82Q0.
J-.!notype for slate prtnteryj $1700.
Dairy and food department, 438.000.
State Fair. $44,600.
Veterinarian and livestock boards, $43,000.
Dormitory and Improvements at Univers
Mbor Commission. $10,000.
Child welfare bureau, $400$.
Industrial Welfare Commission, $4000.
Weights and measures department $R400
New building at Monmouth Normal
Normal Tralnln - School, $0000.
Miscellaneous .claims, f.1616.22.
Pioneer Monument Given..
Nehalem fish hatchery, $4000."
Monument at Champoeg, S5900.
Northwest Tourlat Association. $4S 000
Hood Kiver experiment station. $600oi
.... ii.itnpry, axu.uuo.
jumaio irrigation reservoir.
Repair Clatskanie fish hatchery $7&oo
Fish district No. 2, $18,000.
rtonnevuie rish hatchery, $16,000
Agricultural experiments. Jia 000
H. D. Williams" claim, S92U.
treble-Minded Care Enforced.
Mrs. Thompson's bill providing for
compulsory commitment of feeble
minded children to state institutions
was passed this morning with a heavy
vote. Mrs. Thompson made a brief
speech in its favor. The measure is
drawn along the lines of similar laws
In other states and has the indorsement
of various state authorities '
The House defeated Kepresentative
Crandall's bill to reorganize the county
boards of equalization. The bill would
have abolished the board of appeals
and made the equalization board con
sist of the commissioners, Judge as
sessor and county clerk. ' -
Senator Pierce'sblll abolishing road
supervisors was killed in -the House It
was a popular measure, but was con
sidered as superfluous legislation as
the road supervisors are.
A bill appropriating $20 to purchase
..icuu.i iur osepn c Poeschl, who
risked his life to save a Southern Pa
cific train from aecldent. was passed
by the House. PoeschI suffered severe
Injuries in his performance. There was
some opposition to the 'b'ill on the
ground that PoeschI might use the
Legislature's action as the basis of a
After once defeating the Senate res
olution providing for the appointment
by the Board of Control of a commis
sion of five to investigate the cause
of delinquency and the feeble-minded
among children, the House today re
considered its action on motion of Rep
resentative Goods and adopted the
BEAX'S LIME BILL GETS AX
House Tables Hawley Measure to Be
Taken T7p Monday.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Feb. 17.
(Spciai) The House tonight de
feated Kepresentative Bean's lime lease
bill and placed a similar bill, by Senator
Hawley, on the table for final action
Monday. The Bean bill provided for
private lease of lime land deposits un
der supervision of the state.
The Hawley bill provides for opera
tion of lime deposits by the state itself
with convict labor. The Hawley bill
already has passed the Senate and
probably will beipassed by the House.
It fs said to be supported by the
Senate Passes Bills.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem. Or.. Feb. 17.
(Special.) Among the bills passed
today by the Senate were:
H. B. 1S4. uy Forbes Empowering Public
Service Commission to Investigate interstate
traffic and present. facts to Interstate Com
H. B. 423, by 'House committee on cor
porations Providing for withdrawal from
the state of foreisn corporations.
H. B. 4Go, by House committee on cor
porations Providing penalty for unlicensed
foreign corporations violating corporation
H. b; 524, by Joint ways and means com
mittee Appropriating ' $220,040 for Oregon
H. B. 342, by Stott Providing for inter
change of intritstate traffic between rail
roads. H. B. 827. by Porter Providing sanitary
containers for milk and Ice cream.
H. B.515, by Multnomah County delega
tion Authorizing Multnomah County Court
to pay $1000 to. Pacific .National Dairy
Show for premiums.
H. B. 447. by W. Al Jones Giving district
building hard-surface roads the right of
eminent domain. Passed.
, H. B. 512, by Callan Kxtendlng powers of
Port of Portland.
H. B. 187, by Bean Providing for sale
of gasoline by speciric gravity of 56 per
H. B. 404, by Barber Providing- manner
of paying expenses of Governor's agents.
H. B. 881, by Stott Providing for ad
ministration .of state not heard from in
H- B. 547, by joint ways and means com
mittee Appropriating additional $42,500 for
expenses of Legislative session.
H. B. 91, by committee on education
Amending methods of making school dis
trict and municipal boundaries coincide.
H. B. 443, by BurdJck. changing time of
holding court in 14th Judicial district.
H. B. 123, by Rowe Limiting time action
may be brought to teat validity of port dis
H. B. 533 (substitute forH. B. 800, by
committee on revision of laws Providing for
doing - away with minimum sentences of
prisoners by law.
H. B. 230. by Cordon Providing that a
contract Is not void If It falls to state a
. a. 020 (substitute for II. B. 398)
mustier Providing for uraicnt nr nr.v,
and mole bounties In Columbia and Wash
GOVERNOR .VETOES BILL
JURISDICTION OF ROAD IX CITY OF
ST. HELENS IS ISSUE. '
Petitions) Influence Kxecutlve la Killing;
Measure to Take Over Con
trol of Highway.
STATE CAPITQL. Salem. Or., Feb. 17.
(Special.) Governor Withycombe to
night sent a veto message to the House
on Kepresentative Mueller's bill trans
ferring Jurisdiction over county roads
within the city of St. Helens from the
county to the city. His message which
is self-explanatory, is as follows:
"I am returning herewith House bill
No. 415, which I have vetoed.
"The object of this bill was to trans
fer authority over county roads within
the limits of the city of St. Helens, from
the County Court to the City Council.
"It is set forth by many representa
tive petitioners, residents of the city of
St. Helens, that such a course would
very much interfere with the progress
of work now started and under con
templation by the County Court. I have
attached my veto in view of the fact
that the objections to the proposition
seem to more than offset the probable
PROXIES ARE FORBIDDEN
HOUSE FOLLOWS SENATE IN EF
FORT TO CLEANSE POLITICS.
Incident In Organisation of Vultnn
mnb. County Central Committee
Cannot Be Repeated.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Feb. 17.
(Special.) It will be Impossible here
after for any little group of ambitious
or selfish politicians in Portland to
gain control of the county central com
mittee of any party and operate it
to suit themselves.
This does not refer to anybody in
particular, but the boys who had con
trol of the Republican county organisa
tion in Multnomah County last year
doubtless were interested in the action
of the House tonight in passing Sena
tor Lewis' bill, which make it impos
sible to use proxies in organizing
county committees, for quite a number
of them were in the gallery or in the
lobby. It also Imposes other restric
tions which are intended to cleanse
The bill passed the Senate a few
weeks ago. The House killed it on
Thursday, but when the Multnomah
delegation found what they had done
they reconsidered it. Tonight it was
passed by an overwhelming vote.
ANTI-BOOTLEG BILL HIT
HOUSE KILLS MEASURE TO GRANT
WITNESSES IMMUNITY. '
Portland Attorney Says Bone-Dry Law
Can Hardly Be Enforced aa Re
sult of Action.
STATE CAPITOL, Salem, Or., Feb. 17.
(Special.) It will be easy for boot
leggers to operate under the bone-dry
law during the next two years, as the
House tonight defeated the Senate bill
to grant immunity to persons giving
testimony against persons violating any
provisions, of the prohibition law.
The bill was defeated in the House
a few days ago on a nuke, but recalled
tonight by Kepresentative Anderson on
a rollcall vote. Many lawyers in the
House opposed It because, they said, it
Is contrary to the rules of procedure
in other cases. -It is understood, too,
that some of the boys were under
strong pressure from the whisky lob
byists. Arthur Murphy. Deputy District At
torney in t-ortiana. is here, and says It
will be next to impossible to enforce
the bone-dry law now that the bill has
failed to pass.
Hindu Hobs Countryman."
One of the tricks of the OrrM,oi
lamented by Sir Rablndranath Tagore
on his recent visit to the United States
was performed by Pan Singh, a Hindu'
rnnsy nipnt. wnen. after accepting
TTie amount of territory an
Indiana can cover In a day
is many times greater than
can be covered with a team
or a less efficient truck .
and at less expense.
The amount of goods a man
Can. handle is also much
greater if he is saved the
time and bother of caring:
for a team or a truck not so
NOTE- New stock of Worn- '
en's white strap rubbers, all
sizes, widths, just received.
We have not forgotten the men. So take notice and come in and see the excellent
values in our Men's Department at sale prices. It will more than pay you to buy
now at these prices.
; Sole Agents for Nettleton Shoes
Largest Retailer of Shoes West of
252 W,aahnSton Street
308 Washington Street
the hospitality of his countryman,
Massa Singh, he disappeared with the
latter's money and clothes. Massa
Singh was left unclad and penniless
when he awoke in the morning.
Massa Singh had drawn $500 out of
his savings account. Intending to go
to San Francisco. With his frtend.
Pan Singh, he took lodgings at a
Japanese hotel at Fifth and Flanders
streets Friday night. Yesterday he
sought police aid. and Detectives
Swennes and Moloney are on the case.
A warrant for Pan Singh has been
ORPHEUM HONORS WRITER
Song by Mrs. E. W. Clarke Will lie
Featured by Orchestra.
"Uncle Sammy's Army," a song writ
ten by Mrs. Edward W. Clarke (Hazel
M. Dolph), of Portland, will have the
place of honor In the programme of the
Orpheum orchestra under the leadership
of George E. Jeuery, for the four days
of the Orpheum show at the Heilig this
week. Mr. Jeffery says ho selected the
song not particularly .for Its patriotic
title or on account of the war talk of
the times, but for its spirited melody.
The song was played by an orchestra
for the tirst time In San Francisco a few
months ago. It became popular In the
metropolis Immediately and before a
week had passed it had beta featured
in the overture programmes of all the
large theaters there. At that time It
was not generally known that the song
ad been written by a prominent society
woman of Portland, the title page
merely announcing that "H. M. Dolph"
was the composer of the music. Later
It developed that the composer Is Mrs
Edward W. Clarke, formerly MiSs Hazel
.... Dolph. of this city.
How Indiana Trucks Cut Over
head Expenses While Raising
Salaries for Employes
If the head of your concern
and the man who cares for
your deliveries and hauling
will get together with our
truck expert we will prove
these statements without
words and beyond the ques
tion of a doubt.
We have the size and the
kind of a truck needed for
every purpose. The prices
and terms will make this a
profitable investment not
an added expense.
Regardless of your position in your business you can hardly afford
not to ask us for details no obligation on your part.
Northwest Auto Co.
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Broadway at Couch St., Portland, Or.
F. W. Vogler, Pres. ' . C. M. Menzies, Sales Mgr.
C. H. BAKER'S
A Sale Abounding in Remark
Values never before offered at such greatly re
duced prices will be found here. The latest
styles in street boots, afternoon footwear,
evening slippers. Grasp this opportunity now.
PETITIONS PROTEST CHARGES FOR
GRADE CROSSING ELIMINATION.
Proposed OW. R. A jr. Infringement
at East Thirty-seventh and Sandy
Boulevard Under Fire.
Petitions are being circulated In the
district east of East Thlrtv-seventh
and Sandy boulevard protesting against
awura oy tne city of a contract
for the elimination of the O.-W. B & N.
grade crossing at that point If the
property owners are required to pay
any part of the cost Proceedings for
the work have advanced to such a
point. that a contract is to be awarded
February 2s to the Pearson Construc
tion Company for $507,000. This com
pany submitted tne lowest bid.
The petitions being circulated state
that the expense should be borne en
tirely by the railroad company. Un
der tue city's method of financing
grade-crossing elimination 60 per cent
of the cost is paid by the railroad
company, 20 per cent by an assess
ment district Including property spe
cially benefited and 20 per cent by the
city as a whole. This method of
financing such work was adopted jy
the voters at the last city election.
The project against which the peti
tions are being circulated Involves
the elimin.'tion of all the grade cross
ing along the O.-W. R. & N. main
line on the East Side from the head
of Sullivan's Gulch to the city limits.
A number of fatal accidents have oc
curred on these crossings in late years.
270 Washington Street
270 Morrison Street
15, 1S17. and Dr. Harry E. Clay of
t-alem. to succeed Dr. W. H. Morse, oe
j whose term expired January 15.
WITH SAGE TEA
Mixed With Sulphur
Darkens So ( Naturally
Nobody Can TeD.
The old-time mixture of Sage Tea and
Sulphur for darkening gray, streaked
and faded hair Is grandmother's recipe,
and folks are using it to keep their
hair a good, even color, which Is quite
sensible, as we are living in an age
when a youthful appearance is of the
Nowadays, though, we don't have the
troublesome task of gathering the sage
and the mussy mixing at home. All
drugstores sell tha. ready-to-use prod
uct, improved by the addition of other
Ingredients, called 'Wyeth'a Sage and
Sulphur Compound" for about 60 cents
a bottle. It is very popular because no
body can discover it has been applied.
Simply moisten your comb or a soft
brush with It and draw this through
your hair, taking one small strand at
a time: by morning the gray hair dis
appears, but what delights the ladies
with Wyeth's Sage and Sulphur Com
pound. Is that, besides beautifully dark
ening the hair after a few applications,
it also produces that soft luster and
appearance of abundance which is so
attractive. This ready-to-use prepara
tion Is a delightful toilet requisite for
those who desire a more youthful ap
pearance. It is not intended for the
cure, mitigation or prevention of dis
PIMPLY? WELL, DON'T EEI
People Notice It. Drive Them OS
with Dr. Edwards'
A pimply face will not embarrass you
much longer if you get a package of Dr.
Edwards' Olive Tablets. The skirt
should begin to clear after you have
taken the tablets a few nights.
Cleanse the blood, the bowels and the
liver with Dr. Edwards" Olive Tablets,
the successful substitute for calomel
there's never any sickness or pain after,
Dr. Edwards Olive Tablets do that
which calomel does, and just as effec
tively, but their action is gentle and
safe instead of severe and irritating:.
No one who takes Olive Tablets is
ever cursed with "a dark brown taste."
a bad breath, a dull, listless, "no Rood"
feeling:, constipation, torpid liver, bad
disposition or pimply face.
Dr. Edwards Olive Tablets are a
purely vegetable compound mixed with
olive oil ; you will know them by their
Dr. Edwards spent years amonsr pa
tients afflicted with liver and bowel
complaints, and Olive Tablets are the
immensely effective result.
Take one or two nightly for a week.
See how much better you feel and look.
1(V and 25c per box. All druggists.
Tobacco Habit Cured
ot only to users of pipe and cigar.,
but th vicious cigarette habit is over
come by using the "NITRITE treat
ment. 1'rice. complete, postage paid.
$1.00. Uue-Davia Drug Co.. Third and
Yamhill. Portland. Or. (When wiiUca
utuuuu Uus paperj
TURN HAIR DARK