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Wholesale? and Retailers As
sessed at Seventy-Five on
SIXTY-FIVE PER CENT
ON BROKEN PACKAGES
County Court Upholds Assessor Also
in Ruling That Owners of Mansions
Shall Pay Taxes on Cost, Rather
Than Selling Price. , '
. '. Jobbers, wholesalers ttni large retail
ers In Portland will pay taxes on their
' stocks on the basis of 75 per cent of the
value for unbroken packages and IS per
cent for broken packages. : ,
One of tbe first duties of .the" county
court tbls morning when sitting' as a
board of equalisation, was to sustain the
basis of estimates adopted by Assessor
Slglerv-Yesterday J. N. Teal, represent-
. Ing taw-Jobbers, made an argument for a
SO per cent basis for their stocks.
,- Members of the county court admitted
the justice of the arguments mude In
behalf of the Jobbers and large mer
chants, so Tar as community equity
went, but concluded that the require
ments of the law would not permit re
ducing the baais of valuation further. In
view of the valuations being placed upon
realty and other property this year.
Another problem which came before
the county court for solution, and which
' presented an Interesting point, wee the
request of some of the owners of man
sion bouses for an assessment on t
basts of the selling or rental value of
such property.; A few of. these owners
cited the fan that they could not sell
these homes for near what Had been put
Into the bullalngs, becsuse they had
been constructed- according to the' tastes
of one Individual.
As the law commands the sssessor -to
fix the values at the true cash value,
" a few of the owners of these homes ar
gued that the cash value would be the
selling price, rather than the cost As
sessor Blgler-tiAld thst suclr would not
:, be the case,- and he would have to assess
on the cost, with treasonable reduction
for age and deterioration since con
struction, as In the case of any ordi
nary building. He was sustained In the
ruling by the county court, who mads
-.no reduction on the argument edvsnced.
. The work of the county court wlU es-
xena isr into next weesv as at noon ir
had just passed ease No. 411, snd few
had been laid aside for further action
later.. The total number of complaints
was near 800, and some of the most Im
portant are yet to be heard, as repre
sentatives of ,the railways, telephone
companies, laundries and other large in
stitutions desire , to make arguments. ...
THIRTY BAD LITTLE f BOYS
One Lad Is Arraigned In Juvenile
Court Just on General
: '''-- ' Principles.'; -'f- V :'
'' There' were about youngsters In the
Juvenile court ' this morning. Tor two
, hours they listened to Individual lectures
from Judge Fraser and mude promises
to bo better boys hereafter. Then, .all
the offenders . were paroled.
The charges were almost as vsrlous
- as numerous. Bicycle stealing; whiskey
drinking and truancy wore conspicuous
among them, while one little fellow was
bronght'up on general principles, - al
though his particular offense. In this,
Ms , third trip to the courthouse, wVa
; running away from home.
Judge Fsaser treated the boys with
-- itiort consideration than a father might,
- but drove home his arguments and gave
them all te understand that a second
offense 'would land thorn In the reform
school. The courtroom was filled with
. snxlous fntliers snd mothers. jomepfl
miuni were mt aoiiiui inai iney migDt
hsve - thought - the court: was sending
- their offspring to the penitentiary for
life. . .'......-,;..,.;,.
The proceedings did not make much
of a bit with the children; as tha long
delay before their cases were called
cut tellingly Into their Saturday holi
Jude Fraser, sfter one glance at the
throng before him. announced that here
after he would take up and dispose of
. Juvenile cases daily. Instead of putting
them off until Saturday. ,...'
Xnoreese la JTnplls, .
(Special Dispatch 1a Tbe Jonrnsl.t .
Baker City, Or., Nov. II. City School
Superintendent Churchill's monthly re
port shows in Increase of 17 pupils In
the attendance last month over -the
month' of September. Since the begin
ning of this month more than 20 more
have registered and he estimates that
by the end of November tbe total regis
tration will be ' more than 1.400, the
largest In the history of the Baker City
SChOOtS. ','' '- ' "" .! '' I
., Tot Killing- Mrs. Todd., $
, (Journal Special Service.?
1-New Tork, Nov. 11. Ingersoll Lock
wood, an attorney, Is to be arrested In
connection with the case of Mrs. Mar
garet Todd, -the wealthy and aged New
York woman' who was found dead In
Philadelphia two weeks ago Friday,
Fraud Is charged In-connection with the
filing of a will for probata other than
the original and. last will ot the dead
BUILT IN OREGON
LOGGING AND HOISTING ENGINES " .
MARINE AND STEAMBOAT MACHINERY ; .
- . HEAVY SAWMILL SPECIALTIES
POWER, TRANSMITTING MACHINERY
Guaranteed heavier, stronger and ot better design than sim
ilar machinery built elsewhere. ; We believe what we lay and
, stand behind it. - .: rl' -:Z ' -
Villamettc Iron and Steel Vbrlis
- ', PORTLAND. OREGON, U. S. A. ;
1 ' . .
' , i ' ',' ' K '."jiTi rrt fr-r by , ' ' rTTT .V,
JURY SAYS PIERSON WAS
TIED TO TRACK -
Verdict Made Public in Case of
Student Who Met Death
- - in Ohio.
(Jnsmsl Sparta Service.)
Mount . Vernon. . Ohio. Nov. ll.--The
Jury Impaneled by 'Coroner Scarborough
to Inquire Into the death of Stuart Pier
son, who met death about three
weeks ago Incident to his initiation Into
a college fraternity,, today returned a
verdict to the effect that young Pierson
had Jxcn,-tied Jto Xha railway, track and
was struck and killed by a train.
Pierson was to have been initiated into
the Delta Knappa Epallon fraternity of
Ken yon. college and preparatory to the
final degrees he was ordered to go to a
point a abort distance from the place
or initiation and take, his post near a
bridge that spanned a gulch on the rail
way. An hour later a body of his fellow
students that composed the members
that were to take part In the initiation,
went to the spot and Plerson'n mangled
body , wss found at - tbe foot -of the
bridge. ' .
It wss at first supposed that he had
been accidentally struck by a train while
waiting, but a few days later some sb-
sorbent cotton soaked with blood and a
strand of rope were found near the spot
The matter was taken up and the result
was the verdict rendered today. -
, Plerson's father, who la a member of
the fraternity, was present on the night
of the initiation ceremony Snd at that
time absolved all connected with the
affair from any part In causing his son's
death.'; ; . . V
APPROACH OP STORK
- CAUSE FOR PARDON
. (Joaraal Bpecul 8errW.) . .
Chlcsgoi Nov. 11. -"No future cltlsen
t this cuuiitif shall be vuril Iff BrnloTv r
If I can prevent It. President Roosevelt
said as he Issued a pardon to Mrs.
Bertha Gordon, convicted last May of
forging a money order, and who was
serving a 'year's sentence In the Bride
well. The woman Is about to become a
mother. Senator Cullom laid the facts
before the president with a plea for
clemency. - The president Immediately
wired her pardon, and the woman wenl
home to her father.
All the lawyers and numerous other
persons ' Interested in the case urged
that the woman be given a pardon as the
stork was hovering close over the work
house. . ; . : " - ,
- Tan U Meleased.
1 (special Dl.patcb te The Joeraat.
.: Baker City, Or. Nov. 11. James Vfh
the young man arrested In this .city a
few weeks ago for passing forgeaVejKcks
In Im Grande and Baker City, has-been
released, hsvlng made good the amount
of the -checks. The charges against
him were dismissed. It was alleged
that Vail passed three forged checks
on M. II. Woodar of 1m Grand 'ag
gregating 180 and one on' 8. A. Hetlner
of tbls city for 110. ;
-. 1 "
. Slectioa Stfll la Doubt. .
(Jonnral Special Berries.! , ,'
Columbus, Ohio, Nov. 11. The minor
stats officers are still claimed by both
Republicans and Democrats owing to
the alownsas - with which returns are
being received. . .Incomplete returns
only have been received from many pre
cincts. . '-'
CeprtakC ISUe.-W AawrSMa-JeasMl ssilnsr . ... "
YOITVE GOT TO SHOW
WAY TO DIE
Gus Anderson, a Swede, Com
r mits Suicide by Taking "
Muriatic Acid. .',
DESPONDENT BECAUSE ;
HE HAD LOST POSITION
and Was Discovered in Morning,
- Suffering Terribly Waa Removed
to St. Vincent's Hospital and Died.
. Despondent ever tbs loss of employ
ment, Gus Anderson, a Swede, sged 26
years, swallowed five ounces of muriatic
acid In a room at the Enterprise hotel.
Fifteenth and Savior streets last night
and died two hours afterward In fearful
agony at St. Vincent's hospital.
Until a few days ago Anderson wss
In the employ of the Eastern western
Lumber company but was discharged on
account of Intemperance. He vacated
his room at the hotet and- was to have
sailed ;ast night for 8nn Francisco. In
stead of boarding the boat he purchased
a bottle of muriatic held, and unknown
to the proprietor of the Enterprise hotel,
went to the room formerly Occupied by
Early this morning occupsnts of the
sdjolning room complained to a clerk
that they were unable to sleep on so
count of Anderson moving around ' In
his room, groaning and talking to him
self. He was found suffering fearfully
from the effects of the poison.
The police were notified and Patrol
Driver Gruber and Station Officer LUlls
teek him tu Hie liwsi'ittar
Anderson wss admitted by the house
physician and Dr. F. Cauthorn, the city
physician, summoned. He died an hour
and a . half later. Prior to his death
he admitted swallowing the acid with
sulcidsl intent. 1
Coroner Flnley was notified and re
moved the body to his undertsklng
rooms. Anderson wss sn unmarried
man, and. so far as known, has no re la
tlvea in this country.
CHRISTMAS IN MEXICO.
Special rallmaa Sxenrsloa Train via
. Southern Paolfle mail road.
On December 1 a special excursion
trnln will leave San Frsncisco via" the
Southern Pacific for tha City of Mexico
Low rates hsve been made for points
on the Southern PseMo In Oregon. Par
ticulars by ssklng any Southern Pacific
sgent or writing A. t Craig, genersl
passenger agent, Portland, Oregon. :
Vew Houses aad Stores. ' '
The following permits for buildings
were issued yesterday: T. C. .Oreen,
cottage, comer East Tnira and Kast
Ollssn streets, post $H0v; J. Zirugtebel,
stores snd tenement, comer East ThlrV
teenth : and . Tillamook streets, cost
$4,000; J. 8. Blrrelh : cottage, Vomer
Broadway and Bast Twenty-third
streets, cost $2,000; A. E. Roper, two
cottages, East Ankeny between East
Twenty-second and Esat Twenty-third
streets, cost 3,soo: r. F. mevers.
cottsse. comer Mason " and Shaver
streets, cost 1600; William oeisjicr.
store, comer Union avenue ana rrcmjnt
street, cost, $800; Jifrs. M. J. Lynch,
storeroom," Morrison street, near .Union
avenue, cost $2; W. Wescher, cottsge.
corner Rodney avenue ana oauwooa
street, cost $1600.
Repair permits were grsntea to r. B.
Toung: Curry, between First and Sec
ond streets, cost 1231; I. Pearson, 1173
Hawthorne svenue. cost $300. and Dt
Kafka, 88 Front street,-cost $ao. -
lausoalng sTew KJaev. '
(Joornal Bpeetal Serrtr. ) -Glasgow.
November 11. The first of
the r.ew Canadian Pacific liners which
are tn be used in the trans-Atlantic ser
vice of the Panndlan Pselfle railway
was successfully launched today.
an enormous boat .with eight decks
snd will be put ih commission next May-.
The second of the giant steamers will
b launched In about four weeka.
' Fairbanks Visits Son.
(Josmal speelil gerrlr.
Chlrsm. - Nov. 11. -View-President
Fairbanks visited his son. Warren, in
this city tor a short time today.
MAN WHO STOLE $100,000
Edward G.' Cunliffe, Absconding
Express Clerk, Sentenced
at Pittsburg. ' -
. tJosrasl Special Swrlee.1
Pittsburg, Nov. .11. Edward George
Cunliffe, who disappeared from this city
October . taking- with him $100,000
belonging to the Adams Express com
pan y, was today sentenced to six years
In, the penitentiary,
- Cunliffe was employed as acting clerk
for the express company at a salary of
ifti m months On Monday. October-t,
tha Bank of Pittsburg delivered to the
express company a package of currency
containing $100,000. Cunliffe received
and receipted for the bills In place of
the regular clerk, who was ill.
Descriptions were sent broadcast and
trn October 1 -Cunliffe wan arrested at
Bridgeport. Connecticut. -The informa
tion leading to his apprehension wss
furnished by a friend of Cunllffe's who
betrayed him to the Ptnkertons for a
reward of $2,000. . Cunliffe bad leas than
$300 on his person when arrested, but
$80,000 waa recovered In a grip at the
home of his brother-in-law In Bristol,
where it had beenaxprewsd by Cun-
lide. subsequent amounts recovered
made the total something mors than
Cunliffe had always borne a srood
reputation. He-admitted bis guilt when
arrested and said that he waa suddenly
seised with a desire to appropriate the
money, which he did and disappeared,
MRS. HUBBARD SUCCEEDS
IN CROSSING LABRADOR
' Jnerss Special Berrles.l
New Tork, Nov. 11. A dispatch re
ceived here today from Mrs. Leonldae
Hubbard, widow of the explorer that
lost his life in the wHdof i-ntynr, I
in imu iuii.i'm ui i er exDeauion in
crossing the wild country wfcsre others
have failed. The dispatch'. ,1s dated
Chateau Bay, Labrador, and contains
the information that the party was de
layed but one day and suffered no1 111
ness during the trip. The party la due
in uueoeo Dy steamer about Novem
IN FAIR FIST FIGHT
' (Jnornal Special avrvles,!
Annapolis, Nov. 11. The naval acad
emy has Issued a statement, presuma
bly representing the midshipmen's
version of the prise fight between Mid
shipmen Branch and Meriwether that
resulted. in the death of Brajtcha few
days s go. The report states Jthst tha
two fought fairly and that the fight waa
the result of a challenge by Branch In
resentment of an Insult Branch, it is
said, showed no signs of Illness' until
the next morning, when he was found
PORTLAND RANKS TrilRD
IN POSTAL INCREASES
(Jonrast Rpedal ServleOr""
'Washington. Nov... 11. Except Buf
falo, the postal receipts for Los Angeles
foY October show a larger- percentage
increase than any other city ta the
country over the previousOctober. The
Increase Is 22 per cent while Portland,
third In rank, showed tl ner cent In
crease. . , - ' .'
MANY REPORTED KILLED
.: IN TEXAS COLLISION
(Jearosl SimHsI SerrtoSLt
Fort Worth, Tex., Nor. Hi A collision
between passenger and freight trains
occurred . 20 . mjlesweatl of., .here this
morning on the Texas A Pacific. Many
are reported killed. A relief train has
gone to the scene.
Saved by Dynamite.
Sometimes, a naming city Is saved by
dynamiting a space that the fire can t
cross. Sometimes, a rough hangs on so
long you reel as If nothing but dyna
mite would cure It. Z. T. Ursy of Cal
houn. Us., writes; i "My wife had a very
ssgravated eouirh, which - kept her
awake nights. Two physicians could
not help her, 'so she took Dr. Ring's
New Discovery for Consumption, couahs
and. Cold which essed her courh, gave
her sleep and flmilly cured her."
Strictly . scientific cure for bronchitis
snd Im Grlnne. : At Hkldmnre's drug
store, IM Third street, nrtn too and
$1.00; guaranteed. Trial bottle free.
EVENING, NOVEMBER 11,
How Many Plours a; Day
In a Closc,Hot,tJnvcntilatcd Office? What a re
lief it is to get outside at noon and get some
fresh air, isn't it ? Why then do you live in such
ah atmosphere when you don't have to
We supply an apparatus for heiating any size
office, and it supplies PURE FRESH AIR ALL DAY.
Tile We Ge
Circuit Court Decides' That
Portland " Officials Can Over-"
; - see Slaughter Houses.-"
. ;- i BE KILLED IN CITY
Judge Cleland Holds That Even If
Council Did Give Such a Privilege
It Would Not Be Constitutional
If Only Given to One Tirrn.
Portland' meat inspection ordinance
passed last spring by the city council
may or may not be constitutional as a
whole. This question will be passed
upon br looal circuit Judges at som
later date. But that section of It re
lating to the light of the City officials
to Inspect meats was Tield to be conatf-
tutlonal by Circuit Judge M. c. ueorge
this morning by hla refussl to issue sn
Injunction ngalnst this Inspection as
had been asked for by the F. L. Smith
Meat company. . , - - - . t
Circuit Judge 'John B. Clelahd, sev
ers! .minutes after the findings of Judge
Oeorae wss announced, gave nis De
cision in the case of the city against
J. W. Cook. J. M Neal ajid T. W. Bigger,
ofiloers of the Pacific States Packing
company, announcing that the defend
ants were guilty of uniawiuny siaugn
terlng animals within the city .limits.
The case had been appealed from the
municipal court, where the . defendants
had been fined f 100 each. Judge Cleland
held that the ordinance passed In ll
granting L. Zimmerman a night to erect
a elsughter house within the city limits
wss unconstitutional. It wss Zimmer
man who . erected the Pacific States
company's plant, and It was one of the
contentions of the defendants thst they
hut tha rla-ht to onerate the slsughter
house on that, grtund, even though the
law had been repealed.
Judge Cleland also held thst the meat
Inspection ordinsnce. if used by the de
fendants as a defense for their operat
ing tha alaughter-house. Is unconstitu
tional; that Is, If the owners aver that
they .comply With the ordinance in the
killing ot animals and therefore have a
a 1 slaagks
within the city limits, tne o romance is
unconstitutional. , '
Judce Oeorge. In declaring the section
providing for the Inspection of meats
valid, aald that the police power or mis
city was of 'the very broadest nature and
that the charter gave this power Just
as fully as the state legislature could
give It. He held that the city officials
had power to provide In every way for
the care of tbe health of the citisens,
but that the ordinances passed by the
council have no power outside of tbe
city, limits. The Jurist held tnst tne
board of health might grant permission
to persons to kill animals In places other
than those allowed by the council.
Judge Cleland also held that the city
has ample power to pass ordinances reg
ulatlng slaughter houses. He held It
was unconstitutional for the council to
allow Zimmerman a right which was
denied to others. The sttorneys for the
packing house officials allege that the
council did not have the right to repeal
the Zimmerman ordinance because such
action was unreasonable, . but Judge
Cleland held that a court did not have s
tight to declare an ordinance Invalid
simply becsuse it had been declared un
reasonable. It- Is expected that the ease of the
Pacific States Packing company will br
appealed, to, the supreme court. - a
Deligatful . Weather at This Popular
' PSclflo Coast Seeort.
Delightful In every particular Is the
weather at Newport, snd the Southerw
Paclflo snd the Corvsllls ft Eastern rail
roads hsve. resumed their cheap rstes
to this place for the winter. Particulars
by asking at Third and Washington
streets, Portlsnd. .
PUGILISTIC. MIDDY TO !
; ,jaaiasl Bpeeial HsrvlceJ
Washington, Nov.. 11.- Secretary
Bonaparte today - ordered the court-1
martial of Midshipman Minor Mert
wether, Jr., third, class, naval academy.
based on the fist fight, from' the effects
of which Mldshipmsn Jsmes K, Branch
died. . .
THINKS MISSIONARIES -
. . LACK COMMON, SENSE
. (Joaraal SvetUI Ssrrtae.)
Chlcsso. Nov. It. Sir Chentunc tilsna
Ch.ns. Chinese ambassador ta Washing
ton, who speaks tonlRht before th-:hl-rsso
Merchants' Hub, ssys the Russian
reforms will be followed by a parllamen-
47 FIRST STREET
The Hind You nave Always
in use for over 30 years,
r - --n-, -.......w ...,., fl
- All Counterfeits, Imitations and Just-as-g-ood are but 7.
Experiments that trifle with and endanger the health of 4
Infanta and Children Experience against Experiment'
What is CASTORIA
CSastoria is a harmless substltu'e for Castor Oil, Pare''
goric. Drops and Soothing: Syrups. It is Pleasant. It
contains neither Opium, Morphine nor other Narcotio
substance. Its age is Its guarantee. It destroys Worms
and allays Feverlshness. It 'cures Diarrhoea and "Wind
Colic It relieves Teething Troubles, cures Constipation
- Flatulency r 1& assimilates- the Food.- rearulates the
Stomach and Bowels giving healthy and natural sleep -The
Children 3 Panacea The Mother's Friend. ' '
cEtiuiriE CASTORIA ALVAY0
-At ! -;t ;".
Tie Kind You Have Always Bought
In Use For Over 30 Years.
CMsTsttSf 9MPsUIeS W IMHSsIbsV VbVKCT CSI VsMSSt tilts
tmcodver eh mwwm
DIINE AT HOTEL, COLUMBIA
Our Sunday Dinner Is Special Table d'Hotei to 7. -t -
STEAMER OR ELECTRIC CARS. 45 CENTS ROUND TRIP.
sound teeth. They mettn an end-to
many tooth troubles, . Help the other
.teeth snd add to your appearance. ,
Good Uold Fillings are a specialty
of ours, v .
WISE BROS.; Dentists
Fsl1lnK,BldK., Third and Washing
ton. 8 a, m to p. m. Sun- .
i days, to JSAMsin 02.
W. A. . WISB
A Whole Acre for $350
Less Than $50 Per Lot
ts amnrnis ss v-"i!.l
;Rlds from the heart ot the city., '.
Bo CAM r Bo.
Water to erery acre.
Buy a piace-ior a nm inm wm n
. . . 1 . 1 I. -
bimmI Investment, lirni - siv - ufiwn
ana iv per monio.
Business Men's Clearing Eoose
110 raCOBTD STBXXT.
tary s-overntnent In China. He said that
he did not believe the boycott against
American goods would amount to much.
He declared thst no national slgntnraace
wss attached to the massacre of the
missionaries. ' He said thst the govern
ment recognizee the earellent work the
missionaries do. but charged that they
often .. lack tha. common sense- which
should be possessed by persons In their
positions. , I "
CHARGED WITH FLEECING
MANY WASHINGTON MEN
(Special Dtepstch ta The lasrsal.)
Seattle. Nov.- 11. Deputy Marshal
Stringer last night arrested Pet Snyder,
a mattress factory man. his wife Maggie
snd Lestr levins and this . morning
the were Indicted by the (rand Jury
Bought, And which -has been,
has borne tho signature of
has been made under his per
supervision since Its Infancy1
D. T. r. WISB
Homes in Firland
AT RENT RATES
Is 20 minutes from rlty, on Mount S -ott
car line. Kara he, 15-mlnute est service.
Hest water., streets graded. Outgrow
ing all other suburbs lecause it Is the)
best Homes built and- sold at rsnt rates. -
X.OTS S1S0 (S3 Sows, S3 MoBtl
Take Mount Scott Car, rirst and Alder
so. w.'mswT, '
103 fallUg- Bldg. rboae Mat Sift.
1 (Open Evenings.) -- i
most. A. Taylor, Offloe, Tlrlas4 Bts'tlos.
charged with obtslnlng money hy frsud
through ths mslls. Thar hsvs bmq
conducting a msrrlsge buru. W'hn s
man with money wss found he wss pot
In communlcstl.ii With ths woman, M
IStes- be.ms III snd wr.ite Mm Jtr
money. It Is chf'l the tliros sul
thousands or dollars from w..t-.
Wsshtngtmi men who were iiiilig f"
doussde surroundluss, , . ...