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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, WEDNESDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 21, 1S10.
Forced . to ; Undergo
Operation; Goes to Roose
(VaiteS Prtm Leased Wlr. t .,- .
New York, , Dec;. ;. 2 1 .Senator Nelson
W. Aldrich was: "taken to Roosevelt
hospital today to undergo an operation
on his hand, ahd although It -was given
out that be, was not Ja a aerloaa' con
dition an ambulance was used . to con
vey lilm tO:the hospital. ," . ,
The ailment Is described as a stiffen
In of. the' tendons In his left hand, re
sulting from an accident that befell Aid
rich a few months ago. At the time
of the accident it -was announced that
Aldrich was struck by a street car or
a taxlcab, but no witnesses of the re
ported accident were f ound. m
Aldrich had gone' for a walk shortly
before dinner. A few minutes later he
staggered to the steps of his borne In
Jtladison avenue and fell unconscious. A
report spread that he had been attacked,
but this was denied and a statement
was given out from the residence that
he had been struck by an automobile.
ROAD BED ASSESSED -AT
$50,600 PER MILE
(Special Dlspatca to Tb JmnaLt -Eugene,
Or., Dec 21. The assessed
valuation of the Southern Pacific com
pany's road bed on the main line In
Lane county has been fixed at $50,600 a
mile by the state tax commission, . as
compared with $30,000 mile last year.
Assessor B. F. Keeney has Just returned
from Salem, where he was called to con
fer with the tax commission in regard to
the assessment of public utility corpora
tions. It was found by the state com
mission he had placed a valuation of
$65,000 a mile on the road bed of (he
Southern Pacific company and inasmuch
as Assessor Keeney had assessed all
other property in the county at an aver
age of 78 per cent of the actual cash
valuation, the railroad property was as
sessed at 78 per cent of $65,000. or $&o,
600 a mile In Lane county. .....
Counting the public service corpora
tions in the county the-, total assessed
valuation this year in Lane Is approxt
matelv $37,800,000. as compared with
$22,006,000 last year. ; v V ?
CLEAN OUT THE G ARRET
When discarded furniture and' 4
wearing apparel can be converted '
Into cash t is poor policy to
have such an accumulation of
4 cast-offs stored away In the gar-'
ret. Under the heading of
"Wanted Miscellaneous" in The-
Journal you will find a directory 4
of those who will put a price on
what you possess la their line. 4
Winter Ha Come.
Washington,' Dec. 21.- Today, In the
northern hemisphere, is the shortest
clay of the year, and tonight the longest
nisht. Astronomically, winter will be
rln at noon tomorrow,' according to
Washington time, the sun and earth at
that hour being at the minimum point
of separation, ; Beginning . tomorrow
night - the nights will become shorter
until June 21, when the shortest night
and the longest day of the year will
pr-TUv-tTX TT FrUci Cur
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- " ' f. t' -"Mrs. Carrie Kersh, . ; - . ,
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Store OpenEuenings BalmiceoiTlus L7eefr
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H o.l id ay 'Sal e UoBiei
Tailored Suits and Dresses
$35.00 Suits ait Special, $13M
$i0 Furs now af $6.79
The most successful sale of Furs we
have ever had. Fine coney and opos
sum Furs and Scarfs at a great reduc
tion. No better present is to be had
than a nice Fur, See these on special
sale, the regular $10:00 val- jJ
uesat,-cach tuU I V
$5 Sweaters nov $3A9
The very latest quality of wool in these
Sweaters and the finest of weaves to
be had. ' Just the right .thing for a
present and one that is bound to be
appreciated as well. Regular $5.00
Sweaters on sale now at Q A
special, each . , .. ..... .DJa 1 "
VERDICT IN TRIAL
OF CARRIE KERSH
(Continued From Page One.)
and the ballot showed. 12 votes favoring
. ',that degree" f. guilt. ;k-,A-:i' V,y;E"M
Word was immediately sent to Judge
, Morrow, who arranged to receive the
verdict at o'clock. Mrs. Kersh. : was
half carried Into the room.-- The . Jury
filed In,: and the verdict 'was delivered
to the court. As Judge Morrow opened
and read their decision, he leaned back
In his big awlvel chair,- and-appeared
well pleased, looking first at the wo
man and then at Deputy District Attor
ney Collier,, who had assisted In prose
cuting her. When the word "guilty"
was reached In the verdict, as the Judge
read It, Mrs. Kersh completely col
lapsed, and had to be Carried back to
I her cell In the matron's department of
i the county Jail. . v .. ... i .,:
A review of the deliberations of the
Jury show that they were desperately in
, earnest Unusual precautions taken by
the court. in keeping their actions strict-
ly secret, caused more than usual anx
lety over their results. ;
Mr. Tomasinl this morning said:
Belstea Bis Attitude. ,
. . "My chief reason for holding out for
an acquittal was that I believed the
state had failed to prove the charge
made in the Indictment According to
the testimony, circumstances, .and evi
dence In v the ..case,. , J could, not ..under
..ray own convictions see my way clear
nna.ner guuty ., ; . ..4..:.;vi.,,il,
, KazOa la tbe rirst Degxw, ,
There was a poesible doubt in my
. mind that she had conspired to any
'tain extent in the murder of Johnson.
in--ainie,f -wid-tiet retum a
.verdict of ( flrst , degree murder. The
other Jurors, except two, could not see
anythlsgbut a first degree verdict
T was not alone In this opinion,
ither. Fot-the first 24 hours, there
"Iwere three of us, who stood for an ac-
qultUL. , Besides . ,ayself. Mr. .Whit
v taker and Mr. Jarvls voted for an.ae
' quittal,-The other nine voted for muN
dor in the first degree, Some- time
Sunday, Mr.' Jarvls was won over to the
extreme penalty, , leaving s myself and
1 Mr,- Whittaker for an acquittal Late
Sunday afternoon the i vote showed
was standing-alone for her f reedom.
Svlde&co of eon Oullt.
'It was argued: that- aiflrst degre
murder . veraiet meant hanginr. . Mr.
Whittaker 'did not strongly believe in
hanging anyone on circumstantial evi
dence. He later .voted ; f pr a lighter
penalty, x coma not even see a second
degree verdict- However,: according to
. the evidence there appeared to be some
guilt and I made up my mind to agree
on a' lesser verdict and held, this Idea
for the last 24 hours of our delibera
tion. When the 11 men eame down to a
manslaughter ; verdict, I , voted with
- them." : . . .- ..(;:.'
During the 72-hour contest for a de
cision in the matter, the Jury cast more
than 100 ballots. At times, the arm
nenta ware hot but the lone Juror held
to his convictions and caused the- other
men to descend runff by 'rung ;to the
?owBt Tnrrhir penalty."""" r-
At no time In the course of their de
1 Sficrations did the 12 men cease their
fforts 1 rearh eatiafactoryanjiiwer
to the charge made by the state. Their
.ii'Hn Tan lt niiht plainly Indicated
t o m ruin, thfy had bern un(l"r. TJnllks
tiiat heard the flrkt trial of
Mrs". Kersh which irpent '.considerable
time in playing sol o, the second set of
men plainly realized the seriousness of
the charge;, Four times they came back
to Judge Morrow for further explanation
of certain points In the testimony and
Instructions. Twice they asked to be
discharged, saying they were unable to
reach a verdict These requests came
from the men fighting for a first de
gree verdict and ! now taken to mean
that they thought they could force Tom
asinl. to their side of the question.,
I ; . ' Told to Continue. . .
At each request . for a ' .discharge,
Judge Morrow sent word for them to
continue, not giving any Indication that
he would let them go until they had
reached a verdict and settled the case.
When thf Jurors came for Instructions
Judge Morrow would offer as much
light as possible on their questions and
at many points In the conference. At
torneys Seneca Fouts and John McCue,
representing Mrs. Kersh, took exceptions
to his exDunatlona'P :'?".:
In Judge Morrow's instructions to the
Jury, he charged that In order to find
her guilty of second degree murder or
manslaughter, they must find that she
was present when Johnson waa killed.
The story or the murder dates back to
Spokane, where Mrs. Kersh waa living
with Johnson. She had known Jesse P,
Webb. The three came to' Portland,
where Johnson proposed buying the
woman a rooming . house. ' Webb was
not then known to Johnson. They ar
rived here June 20, and went to the New
Grand Central hotel. ' ; ' '
-Carouse After Vardar.. .--'
The next afternoon Webb killed John
son In the latter'a room with a black
jack. That evening Webb and the woman
visited road houses, and were arrested
early the following morning, when they
came back to Portland, : v
Before leaving the hotel, Webb stuffed
Johnson's body In the trunk of Mrs.
Kersh, and checked It to North Puyallup,
Wash, The trunk waa opened at the
baggage room of the Union station, when
blood dripped from It Webb eon f eased
to killing Johnson, saying he did It In
self-defense. He also admitted attempt
ing to send the body out of town. He
further testified Mrs. Kersh had nothing
to do with the affair and did not know
the man had been ' killed. W.ebb was
convicted of tmrVder in the first degree
and sentenced to bo hanged. His time
has been extended for 10 days pending
an appeal. :VVV'-,,; : if: . V';'.:'
Un. Kersh was Jointly charged with
tho crime and the first Jury failed to
agree. She will be sentenced January 5
by Judge Morrow, but Attorneys Fouts
and McCue wul ask for an appeal.
Deputy District , Attorneys Fltsgerald
and CoUler prosecuted the case. ; The
following men served on the last Jury:
Frank Hollack, J, C. Stevens, TJ. J.
Tomasinl, Sumner Newell, John Miller,
D. S. Southmayd, Donald AlUson, O. S.
Steelsmlth, John Jarvls and , Oeorge
Whittaker, James Kenney, J. A. Brant
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$18 Hats now $1.98
This includes every Hat in the entire stock
values ranging in price from $8.00 to $18.00,
the entire stock must be closed out at once.
Take advantage ; of this offer at, f ' n n
each, special if. :'. . ... 01 aO
Back Combs at $1A9
We have at least 200 fancy Back Combs that
are worth from $2.00 to $2.50 and even $3.00
-each. ? These we have placed out on our big
bargain counters to be sold regard- $1 . VIA
Jess of actual cost at.". ......... ...Ol.fty
Free Toys for the children.
From 1 now until Christmas
every child gets a toy free if
you purchase 50c or over at our
, 85c Dolls 59c
Over 500 fine Dolls go on sale
for tomorrow at a great saving
the regular 75c and 85c Dolls,
a good assortment to ; n
choose from, each at DjC
Puts Hair on Your Head and
; Keeps It There.
T What's the use of bolng baldT " What
reuse Is there In deliberately allowing
your hair to turn gray T
Do you want to look old before your
time? Give up the thought; old age
will come all too soon.f ,
Look - after your hair. If you nave
dandruff, get rid of It Just aa quickly
as you can. Parisian Sage will klU the
dandruff germs, and Is the only prepar
ation so far as wo know, that la guar
anteed . by Woodard, Clarke & CCvto
dO SO. :
Man or woman, so matter how eld you
are, Parisian Sage, the unequaled hair
tonic, will make you look younger.
f Why not go ' to; Woodard, Clarke ft
Co. and get a generous sized bottle to
day;, It only costs 60 cents, and your
money back if it does not cure dandruff;
stop failing hair, or Itching scalp. It
will make your hair luxuriant bright
and beautiful, and It Is the" most re
freshing, pleasant and Invigorating hair
dressing made. Made only In America
by Glrouz Mfg. Co., Buffalo, N. T. The
girl with the Auburn hair on
35c Emb. handkerchiefs 17c
Sale Christmas handkerchiefs
Fine linen ' embroidered Handkerchiefs, a wonderful assort
ment at a 'most ridiculous 1 price. They are all regular 35c J
and 50c values new clean goods and on sale for less than half
the regular priceT See these in our windows now. Don't
fail to come in and let us show you the quality
priced at, each ; r.. ;r r. r r: ............ ,
$2 Box Linen Handkerchiefs
6 in a Box, Special at $1.49
The gift for H-E-R is solved when you get one of these fine
boxes of linen Handkerchiefs. They are the very best quality,
all pur? linen and packed neatly jn a handsome Christmas box.
You could not select a more appropriate present, or one that
vvould be so welcome to the lady. . They are regular , ja
$2.00 -qualities, at, special, the box."...-..........V)l4y
Startling Values iri Men's and Women's Slippers
$1.50, $1.75 Fur and Felt Urn's $2 Leather Slippers ;
Slippers, Special, only 98c Special, at the Pair $1.19 .
Just the very thing you have been looking for. Those You could not select a better present for him if you
Slippers for the lady. All' felt Slippers with? fur tried for a month 'more and one thatwill be more ap-
lir- $1.50 values on sale now at the special , A Q and plain leather Slippery, the regular $2 d f -i A - V
price, .per pair..; JOC grades, on sale tomorrow at special, pair Jl, Yd f
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-You Owe It to
Yourself and Family
The otV blgh piece
of ground on the East
Slde, and ..is tn.
cream of the district
It is reached by the ,
Mt, Tabor cars. They
run down Morrison
street everjr T14
Yes, Siree! Business at
Morningside is htrmming. ; s
V e" Tia'ye "the best pleased loC
buyers; thatT ever purchased
property "in; the Qty of Port
arid. Come in or. telephone to
our office, let us give you the
names of a few of trni---can them
up find out . what they" think of
heir bargain. .. v . ...J, .
One man from Los; Angeles paid us
today a deposit on two lots, asking us
to hold them until he could get back
here. Four were sold yesterday to a
New Yorker, who just' arrived. He
saw the advantages of . this" property
and made' some interesting' ! compari
sons between this and New York resi-
property,- so that you see the
" ; . . rrlrate
advantages of this property are attract-
ing even tourists.,' .
; Eleven lots were sold yesterday, and
this b the way it goes every day- ' ;
These lots are sold on easy, terms at
prices of $650 to $1500 ; on terms of 10;
per cent down ' and per cent per"
month. The prices ' .include ! 'cement' .'
sidewalks, streets graded, water in the ,
It is only 30 minutes. from the cen- .
It has a magnificent view ; within
easy reach of excellent "schools,
churches and stores. -
If is located alongside of the
Mount Tabor Qty Park, which,
coupled with , the beautiful . .
surroundings, makes mag-
niucent environments for'
a home, ,
Dartman & Thompson
SAXi BBTATB m&MJKTKEWJ .
cxjlxbx or oomosxea '
rx. aoJL-aoeo and ja-700.
Porcelain Crowns. . . .$5.00
22k Gold Crowns.;, . $5.00
22k Gold Bridge. . . . .$30
Gold FiEinrs ..... . $1.00
Silver Fillings .. ...... .50c
, t .,' .t . - -Best
, Lady Attendant .
All Work Warranted
for 15 Years
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Our "success is due to the fact that, we
do the very best work at very lowest prices:
r. -We depend on patients for recommen-.
dations Ask your neighbors about our pain
Jess methods and our conscientious 'work.
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