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MEDFORD MAIL TRIBUNE I when a technicality is not a technicality
AN INnni'KNMISNT NnWHl'APEU
1'UllMHJIKl) i:VnV AKTOHNOON
ISXCUI'T HUNDAV 11Y TJ1H
MKItfQIM) I'llINTINU CO.
The Democratic. Times, Tim MrdforJ
Mali, Tho MeaTnnl Tribune, Tho South
rn Orogonlsn, Th Ashland Trlbuno.
Offlcn Mall Trlbuno llulldlnir, S6--7-29
North Fir street) telcphona 76.
J'njicr of the City
of Jackson County
anOHtin PUTNAM, Editor ntid MAiinitvr
Kntim-d ns nfeonrt-- .nam miutar nt
Sfectfnril. Orca-nn. under ho net or
March 3, JS78.
One year, by moil . ?
Ono mnnth, bv mn'i "
Per munlhi )I1t-ih( b wrrler In
Jlwlfon), ,Tri,-on'lc nml Con
trnl tvilnt , - . . .80
Hnlnrday only, bv mvi. ti-r yr . 3 t
Weekly. tr yesr l.fi'l
Piilly vrai for . lrvo mouths end
Ing Noimbrr ! vni 1 t
BONDS ONCE AGAIN
A QLJMPSE OF T HE NEW WOMAN
(WANTS PASS, Or., Oct. 23.
People of Grants l'n" are today "t-
ing upon (lie issuance of $200,000
bonds for tho building of n roilrmid
Jo Crescent City, In lake tho Aace
of llio lmnU recently declared invnlitl
by iho supreme court. The oily pub
lic j orvicc oomtnte'don 1ms issued tlie
"A study of ilic finnneos involved
in iho building of (bo inuuieipal rail
road will prove (o nny unprejudiced
lH'rson tbnl Grunts I'm has boon
trot tine more limit n dollar of value
for ccry hundred cents of rniinicivnt
iiinuev tbnl bits boon expended. Io
tlinn '.2,000 (j?IU,2bUn8) ha been
axiKimkil lo date in nil (lie oiwrallons
for (ho notj- road, mul in rvtum for
(bis wo bjtvo (bo lino practically
Tcmly for (he lies nml rails to Wil
derville, (be l)ntor right of way,
terminal ground and survey (rep
resenting vnluos that hail cost (bo
original promoters more llinti 1S0,
000), ntid tho lliggs holding?, inelud
itii' tho (rack constructed ncro (bo
river. Hip locomotive nod the rcnltv
iii(oror (upon which tho Iliggs peo
ple bud expended $23,000).
"From the "proceeds of tho bond
issue (bis $02,000 i to bo repaid to
(ho city, nl( thnt R (o go to (ho con
struction of tbi-5 first ttuit to bo tho
.$200,000 hn( i to be voted by (ho
people nnd authorized for tho pur
jK)so nt (lie bond election Thursday.
"ih this $200,000 the eommiw-ion
nnd tho council are certnin, after
liming lltnroughlv invoitiated all
foitliire of the proHisitiou, tlmt the
road can be perfectly constructed
nnd oquijiped 8 far a Wihlerville.
and MMib-y further. W'HU this
much of (ho mad completed and in
operation' (ho fiwHtwtntf of a second
unit will be pmoiiitnhle and can be
iin-iinyed without diffiaulty, though
the plans for tho financing of' the
road to (be coant nru now near ma
turity, nnd tl0 huervfHful outcome
will not bo long delayed nftcr (ho
jM'oplo of (1 rants Pass show their
tihcliu)i(id attitude by nlidn(ing tho
bond innuo for which (bey bho a
(wenly-to-one nlc last December."
T1E defision of llio supreme court pliieimr the coinpim
yalion net upon ballot foe a referendum vote Is a sur
prise to tlie layman, for it shows how the courts can. if
they want to, entirely overlook technicalities, which they
usually harp so upon.
"It was alleged that GOO of tho signers of the referendum
petition had signed the petition twice: that 1200 of tho
signatures were void, because illegible; that wrong ad
dresses were given by many other signet's, and that many
signers were not registered as voters.
Here is a mass ol technicalities, any one ot which has
probably done veteran service in invalidating bond issues
voted by overwhelming majorities and more serious than
many invoked to set aside statutes. But a technicality is
evidontly not n technicality when it concerns a refer
endtun. 'Phis referendum petition was filed by a lawyer whose
principal business is working up damage suits, in which
the employer is sometimes mulcted, and the injured em
ploye always. Us object was to delay the enforcement or
invalidate if possible the compensation law, which pro
vides state insurance and fixes a scale of compensation
t'or accidents, and which would interfere with the graft
of ambulance-chasing attorneys.
Here is the way the supreme court brushes aside the
technicalities and holds that other prool besides the evi
deme of the petition itself is necessary to establish the
lnet that duplicated signatures were not those of other
people of the same name:
' No testimony Is clvon on this point nml wo arc left wholly to Inspec
tion of the iiotltlon to determine the qtuwtlon. It Is nuulo n crlmo by the
statute for n person to Intentionally slnn n rcforouiluni petition twice.' U
la vreeuhied that a )ieron I Innocent o( a crime or wrong, nml likewise
Identity Is presumed from Identity of name. Tliofo presumption nrn of
oqu&l wolsht under tho statute, and In this Instance would balance each
other, so tUnt If thy plaintiff upon whom tho burden of proof rosta would
prevail, somo othor testimony must be produced to show thnt, In fact, the
same person In tho Instances mentioned nip nod the petition more than once."
"Vhon it conies to the 200 illegible signatures, the su
preme court approves poor penmanship in the follewing:
"There is no btnndnrd of excellence In penmanship established by
Rtntuto qualifying a voter to sign n referendum petition, nml besides. a
before stated, the cenulneness of (he signature Is not attacked. The right I
of a petitioner to order tho referendum can not ho made to depend upon the
ability or tnaballt) of any person to rend tho siKtinturo. .Many of our boat
cltlsens habitually hIiih their names In a form illeRlblo to any one not
familiar with the writing, nnd It would bo unreasonable to deny such voters
tho right ot referendum boeaiiho ot their chlroKraphlcal Idlonyncrnsle."
Regarding the wrong addresses written in by the sign
el's, the court helds:
"Hearing in mind that the verity of tho namos Is not questioned, but
only the faults In designation of street residences In the main nro urged, wo
think sufficient is shown on an Inspection of tho petition to Justify tho notion
of the defendant in filing the petition and In Ida intended certification ot tho
ballot title. Wo are much Influenced In this conclusion by the fact that It Is
the duty of tho defendant In his official capacity to determine In tho first
Instance by an Inspection of the petition whether or not the slcnatttro are
eanulne, and are regularly authenticated. The presumption Is that ho has
performed his duty properly."
The court holds that it is not necessary to be a regis
tered voter, just a "qualified", voter, to sign referendum
The decision practically opens the door for any quan
tity and qualitj" of fraud in securing referendum" or initi
ative petitions and unless it is possible to secure other
evidence of fraud than that shown on the face of the
petition. i difficult thing, the court will not go back of
the certification by the hired solicitor who gathers in the
signatures, or .writes them himself, at so much per name.
iii the university referendum of two years ago it was
proved that many of the petition signatures were fraud
ulent, that forgery was freely practiced, that directories
were copied and even graveyards forced to yield their
quota of the dead to block the progress of education in
Oregon, aud still the courts placed the referendum on the
Technicalities serve one purpose in oue case and an
other in a different case. They are invoked or ignored at
the whim of the courts. No wonder the public considers
litigation a gamble that benefits no one but tho lawyers,
and the wise keep out of court, and that laymen are be
ginning to think, with Thomas A. Edisen:
"There Is no Jubtlce in law. It hns r-olvoJ Itself Into tachlncnlltloft
and formula A cause will be thrown out of one court and carried to
another. It will be sent back ami forth more for the oxorcisu ot loal prac
tice than for the attainment of justice. Where an Important case tulKht bo
nettled In n short tlmo by the use of common senKc, It Is prolonged for
ears through tlu- technbnllty of Jurisprudence, the whole tourso of which
defeats the object nought "
CALUMET, Mitih., Oct. 23. A
furious riot occurred in (bo Jfed
Jacket copper digjriet (udny ntt n'ru
Milt of an Httwnijt by mine 'iVd
(6 broik up a proooaiiioii of M rift" era
nml atnke yinitituirti.
The guard were belter armed than
iho jfnrudor, but (ho latter" Imd
lhom diohvily outpumbered. Hewl-
crs wer drawn and aevontl tdioU
Jim1. Knives weio used fiutily. A
number of the gunrda wwio bunokiHl
down with the hcuvy staff of the
flugo iHirried in the )rocewinii. Ten
lH'iMins wt' seriously and many
Pioie hligutfy wounded. In (be
i-rod weto teeny women, aome of
Whom Miffucd eero lirui-trk,
-Militia finally disr.eivid the crowd
and pindo fourteen inro-d.
MUSI GO 10 JAIL
NEW YOKIfc Qd. ffil. Applieu
tijuj for'n new trial by Daniel Tol
innii, "king of lonn Hlmrko," convict
ed tooently of UBiiry, with denied Ijurji
today by- Jualicu ; yemllajojj. Thin
iiiuaiia that Tolnmn, who bus offiooH
iif KiNty-f)iroo oitIiis,"1nrist servi' a
aix nmntib' ptjiilonqo nt Dlnokvtoll'H
ONE OF JUSTICE
LAKtt MOHONK, N. Y., 0?t. 23.
IntoruatlQnallzatlon of tho Philip
pine government was urged today be
fore tho Conference of Krletyls of tho
Indlajis and othor deoendont people
Tho auggostlon, mado by Judge A.
8. Lanier of Virginia, formerly a
motnber ot tho Philippine huroau of
JtiBtlcp, contcmplatod a Philippine
D'ANIOU BIG $2.79
BOSC HALVES $1.65
Tho following price. obtnnod nt
auction in eastern niarkel Whines
da'y: New Yoik Through nuotion, 42
ean of deoiduoiia fruitr: Win I or
Neli, 2.1.", bnlvet $1.SI); 'A earn Or
egon poaru, D'Anjop, $2.70; Uowh
hnlo, $1.0.',; Coimco IkiIvck, $l.)0
(o $2.00; 2 cars Wellington D'An-
jous, $''.-JP, liulvea l?l.a; :J fiir
WnhhingU'ii apples, Jouuthuiirf $1,110,
upper homo made up of rnombers
.. ..... . i. --: -..-
representing an tne grmu powers, jjtomos itj to $'J.oii; jicurs,
and a lower boinse olettod by the.hio lowor. Applos atendy.
Martin Hgan of tho Manila Tlmo
opposed tho plan. "Tho Philippine
Chicago Through auctien: Three
cars Colorado Jenathans: Extras
$l.b7, fancy $1.51, ohoieo sj'l.lli; our
question is not political," ho said, Winosnps, oxtrns $1.70, fancy $1.4 1;
"It is n question of Juatlco, fairness
and common sonao. I bollpvo tharo
will bo low rancor there ub a roiult
of tho last election." Ho compli
mented tho present administration on
Uh Phlllppluo )olicy.
FREDDIE WELSH MATCHED
TO FIGHT EDDIE MURPHY
nilC'AOO, Oct. 23. Freddie
W"d"li, lightwoight ebnmpion of
l'nghuid, and Eddie Murphy aigucd
piliek'n beio today for u ten-round
conjcl to be Htuged at Kenosha,
Wis., Novombor 10. The men will
Vicigh in at l.'!.r) pounds at 3 o'plook
on ibo afternoon of tbu fighl.
oar Idaho .Jouiitlinii, extiati $!.(!.',
fancy $1.11; car AYasbingioii Jniiu
thnnfi, estran .ifl.97, fancy $1.(13;
part oar California Winter Nelin,
$2.03; Hucriu Euster, $1.01; Oiegon
Hueiro Easier inurked d'Anjou ov
inia, $2.14; fancy $1.00.
JOHN MAUS HANGED
AT SOMERSET, PENNSYLVANIA
JOHNSTOWN, !'., Oot. 23,-Jobn
Mau was bunged at Somonul, near
buie, tliis aiteiiioou for the imirdiir
of Ilatiifjun lirown, n rural U'Uor
Ob, my word!
I tbia Hie amy un
Ob, iiolhiHf,- like that; it i a new
Dou it hail from Pari?
Novairo! It just imtwrally orig
inated right here in the land of the
free and the home of the suffragette,
and hoars vncifernu aorae might
My strident wittioa to (he increas
ingly palpable fact that fair woman
sure U getting emunoipatiNl!
Is everybody Hearing (hem I
N-n-no that ii, wo hardly think
they all are. Some of Vtn, howeser,
own tip to it, in the nwnkMiitig ipiar-
torn whore (be cor-o( is lMntg whit
tled away aud abandoned altogether
as too aignifleaut of (he oirentul
bondage in which vtfinnu has ) '.!
hereolf nnd has bofii betd eor sine-
the furaway days of the Kdenie a"
Oh, yw, indeed, the ooraet i ny
ing farewell and tukmg iU doNtrtiirc,
if we may daoe rvliiinre on the em
phatically voiced ujaniofiri of the
dress freedom advocate, ami with it
goes its strait-jacket of ecei.iry
garters, restricting i-lastlo bunds that
rob tho Hi-callt'd waaker vom of
lier divine birthright, graee of move
ment, which, alt through the histtiry
of femiiiino faacinntioH, baa held
equal sway with beauty of face.
Hut, oh, teuiHru; oh, more
From (he wtmp l' the gaping low
brows, masculine and auti, that ouhl
hung na a dead Height on the for
ward movement, coiium the or,,
"Wliiit will they take off po.vlf"
Sirl The ipielic.u i not jH-rli-nont
! Thene thia or hosior
spells progress and oinnuciputnwi,
and when yoii get euiifiKiipnted ou
get it (horoiiKbly from the skin out,
pist as charity bogiait at home.
lluf, revetting to Iho oo(oric
meaning of Kooks for women --wh
not? aud yet again, why not' I'hv
ioul freedom goes hand in baud with
xditie freedom, or, better, nrc-do-.
it. Womtiii nks fur the bullet ami
answers her own demand with the
bold uaaortion that aha is taking it
nny way. So in tin name of sn n d
common hoiiae, why, guy this same
woman, should Mi-froaa Grundy or
Djiiiio I'rgilory frn,n upon Iho ad-
vaiieiug sister in the oxorouc of h r
rights to swing lior dainty bndi -right
vart'irial, in (bo present in
stauee just as five from the lion id
shackle of old-fii-liioued, decidi-iit
nolioiiH about cl'illic uh is In r !
tious(ired and enfrn-ioliUod brother?
And if- brotbor, b fore bo goes j;ul
luutly out to vote, baa tho comfoit
nble privilege of lioohnlniitly pull
ing on bin silken Imlf Iiopo nnd snip
jiing (hem to gnrii-r conveniently
suspended over llir miinly irotubor
anoes of bis gic-trnr-ncintiiH mtibclox,
wbv can't si-tcr ccrcise the aumo
light? Sure)) there appear ito vU
Hoi, cun-idcr n tuotnelit! There
is us )( for Ihe future wo do not
HHak onu Nnulottticnl fact which
accrues to brother's advantage in
(hat the afnreafthl gastrocnemius, mi
haadr to hung gnrtcr on, bus been
favorably oordev-lnp, through lb-
Wgerl fl"UI tho good old lllil-enlliii
oukUtm of ''bringing down the toot''
a prerogative aid to hi eeui-d
at t'mrs eon in this du.
So nle well, our lailie of ihc L'.ir
tor, and lot not tho siipisirhn- un
olo trrow weak frowi ar-k ! lirm
I'iMiteil vell-nerl"M, let the ll.ts
tic lip it l.al olid Vi'il 1" i" nr
With Medford trade Is Medfor.1 mndo
FOR DRINK HABIT
So uniforml) fiir. . t-srul hns Olt
KINK hoen in resiorliiK the vtctluiN of
tho "Orlnk Habit" Into sober and
useful i itlseiis, and so strong Is our
confident In Its curative, powers.
that wo want to umphnsitn the fnet
that OKItINK Is sold under this posi
tive guarantee-. If, after a trial, ou
got no benefit, your money will be
refunded OHKIVi: costs only $1 HO
per box Ask for Free Hook let I,
ii Ilusklns. dnuv' '
vSkj Free your head,
1 of dandruff. '
soi hair. A hcnl-
S tliy, beautiful ftrowtlt
?fi follows the use of
W SIS X li
- Mm c JE
It I. nnt n Avt It ffnr. lt.lfnf
ii claimed lor other tonics i
clcamei, Invioralci, induces
V a thick healthy growth of hair.
2p Your money refunded not
John A Perl
l'houes M. 17 unil 17-J-U
Amluilanro Heril:" lieputy Coroner
Associated Press Dispatch,
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