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ALL the news that's fit
to print honest ed
itorials, influenced by
neither clique nor corpora
tion---The Capital Journal
stands for the people.
oil (1 jtth
THE largest circulation in
Salem and it is
The Capital Journal affords
the very best medium for
PRICE TWO CENTS
ui.ii. ; i t
A LoinfonJWoman Decended j
from the Byzantine Em
perors Thinks She Has . a
Right to the Balkan Crown
UNITKD rilHHH LEASED WISE.
Loudon, Nov, 30. With the great
powers and the victorious rtalkan
stiiles snarling over who Is going to
liavo Constantinople, a London woman
offered today a solution ,of the diffi
culty. PrlnceBS Eugenie Chrlstofor
oiib PnleologuB suggests that she be
allowed to take over the city, whoro
Iter ancestors, the nyzantlne emperors,
ruled before the Turks entered Eu
rope. Living quietly In the fashionable
KcnnliiHgton district of London, the
princess, who Is of English birth, Is
undoubtedly the direct descendant of
the ancient Greek emperors. Her ped
igree litis been authenticated by the
.lust after the war broke a number
of well-known English and American
wnmn, living In London, Interested
themselves In her case, and formed a
committee to press her claims. They
nvo now raising funds to send the
"empress'' to Constlnople, where she
will be ready, should the situation war
rant It, "to appear before the people
and demand her restoration to the
throne of her ancestors."
to Vote on
Asking for a newspaper vote on the
question of capital punishment, num
erous letters are being received at the
office of Governor West. Many of the
writers are persona who say they were
misled by the anti-capital punishment
measure as stated on tho ballot, and
that when, they voted that murders
should hang for their crimes In Oregon
they thought they voted agalnBt capi
Aside from the letters In which a
newspaper voters asked for, many
other epistles are being received In
which the writers say they voted Just
the opposite from what they believed
they were voting.
Those who advocate a newspaper
vote would have the question to be
placed plainly whether the seven
doomed men now at the state prison
are to hang for their crimes.
There is no indication that a news
paper vote will be made of that pn3-
cedure will take any other course than
that already outlined by Governor
Vest, namely the execution of the mur
lerers on Friday, December 13, with
the possible exception of the Humph
rey brothers whose appealed case will
1 argued In the supreme court on
Wednesday of next week.
KW SKK1KS OF STAMPS
FOR THE PARCELS POST
UNITED MESS LEASED WIIHS.
Washington, Nov. ISO. For the ex
clusive use of the new parcels post, a
few series of 12 stamps will be ready
fr distribution on Monday, according
to announcement today.
These stamps are larger than the
regular variety, and are distinctive In
fnJr and design. Three designs ere
used ti,e frgt lllustrntes modern
"'"thuds of transportation; the soc
1I"1 the four great classes of postal
employes at work, and the third rep
resents four industrial scenes showing
'he principal sources of the products
that will be transported extensively by
the parcels post
FIglit Mas n Fake.
fONITJtD PRESS LEASED WIIlE.l
Cleveland, 0 Nov. 30. Johnny KII
hane, featherweight champion, admlt
''il here today that his fight with
Tommy McGinnlty, at Johnstown, Pa.,
October 28, was a fake. Kllbane de
clared that before the fight he urged
- .ug0r, Jimmy iunn, lU
- uUl mat Dunn decimeo, ana n -
hen went ahead with the bout.
t u . .... , ii.tiniiM nduce nlm
VMT On t v tin
o ou. mi o. ljiiiian
Davidson manager of the Wo
man's Exchango in Evanston,
proposes to transform the bach
elors and spinsters of tho suburb
Into staid married couples. She
Is to erect a new women's ex
change building with a comhln.i.
tlon apartment building and res-
tuurant, half for unmarried men
nnd the other half for unmarried
women. Tim Hmt n. .m
equipped with plnnos, cosy cor
ners, soft lights, etc.
OREfiOX PROPERTY VERY INF..
QUA ELY ASSESSED HECAISE
EACH ASSESSOR FOLLOWS HIS
OWX IDEAS IXSTEAD OF A SYS
TEM, That there Bhould be a law providing
for a uniform system of taxation, at
least In each county If not In the state
as a whole, Is the opinion of members
of the state land board. It Is the as
sertion of members of tho board that
legislation along the line of uniform
assessments will be the most Import
ant question to be considered by the
A statement was made today that
while the assessment on land through
out the state should be from 50 to 60
per cent of its value, the actual as
sessments, except In a few instances,
do not go higher than from 20 to 35
There Is an absolute lack of system
In assessing land In the Oregon coun
ties," said one member of the board,
"The trouble is that the county as
sessors take the values from the rec
ords In the court houses Instead of
making actual trips Into the rural
districts and making an examination
of the lands. In many cases where
land has been sold the new owner of
the property Is assessed according
to the new valuation of the land, while
theseller Is Btlll assessed on his re
maining property, according 1o the old
"As a rule farm property Is not as
sessed at more than 50 or 60 per cent
of the assesment ot city property. In
Salem, for example, property Is as
sessed from 40 to 50 per cent higher
In proportion to Its value than Is
property outside tho city limits."
Asked If he believed that the scheme
of appointing deputies In each precinct
of the county would mend this diffi
culty, the member of the land board
said that it might help to some extent,
but that It presented a difficulty, in
that all of the deputies would not pro
ceed according to a fixed system.
Showing the lack of system, cases
in different counties now on recrod In
the state land office were cited. In
Clackamas county 85 acres appialsed
at 11200 was shown to have been as
sessed at $1370. A track of 157 acres
in Crook county, wmcu i -
for $500 cash In 1910, and which Is ap
praised at the same amount, has been
assessed at $1020. A 40-ncre tract In
Hood River county, a county which has
a record for high nssesments, was
purchased In 1910 for $7200 nnd Is as
sessed at $2251. In Malheur ominty an
SO-acre tract, purchased In 1910 for
$2250, and appraised at the same
amount, Is assessed at ...
rmatilla county makes a better
showing A tract of 290 acres pur
chased seven years ago for $. n.
ow appraised a. $7500. is as! at
r',350 A different kind of case, shott
ing the high assessment on homestead
property, Is cited from DaW com, .
where a homestead appraised .it V
000 is assessed at $15,75.
To Step n Dud I''llk
UNITED rM W";r 1
NOV. .HI U'-i"'
Ing several reforms
that will en". M'
uic u . ... 11. r. trellS-
thods In appraising. ....
.... i rnltel Stntea, '
according to nnnoun -
., ,1 .i,t the government los
s esuimu"' - , the
.,,.. f Hollars annually b) tne
present loose apprising me
. , her
unman Is anxious . "
1- him she
r husband as other peop'"
-- , for ow.
1'"; - - tne oppoeition papers.
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Newsboy's Thanksgiving Dinner
Herewith Tho in i . . .
Pictures o 1 s g, es " T T'?, St"Ke f the Tlw f;il'"8 f
giving dinner at ,1 ar ion ' v """ nmW a,ld ,h'
showing the 8 r ? ,'. V " U"' ma' ,,ot m "
ready to real t an h bUt 9 Ul""'
" '"""""B "u mince
DNITIP FUSS Ulllll WIRI.J
Chicago, Nov. 30. Lucille Cameron,
the 19-year-old white girl of Minneap
olis, for whose alleged abduction Jack
Johnson, the negro pugilist, was first
arrested here, has disappeared. John
son admits he knew she nad left her
mother, but Bays he does not know
where she is. The big black fighter Is
being closely watched by government
Mrs. F. Cameron Falconet, mother
of the girl, told District Attorney Wll-
kerson today that she knows nothing 1
of the whereabouts 0f her daughter.
Johnson, when questioned as to the
disappearance, said he had received
letters from the girl expressing her
love and stating that she was willing
to accept a proposal of marriage from
him. Ho said he was ready to ninrry
her If It could be arranged.
Johnson assorted that the girl wrote
him she had disowned her mother and
planned to return to him. Johnson de
clared ho would usk a Socialist news
paper here to publish her letters, "be
cause it is the only Chicago paper to
give me a square deal."
Miss Cameron left the hotel where
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she and her mother were staying,
saying "he was going to a dressmak
er's. Shortly afterwards somo one tel
ephoned Mrs. Falconet that the girl
had left the city. ,
Governmeut officials think the girl
Is hiding somewhere near Johnson's
Cafe de Champion, which was recently
closed by the police.
Dig One ill ltoslifn.
UNITED I'RISS UARED Will.
Ottawa, Ont., Nov. 30. Major-Gen-eral
Otter will resign his position as
inspector-general of the province to
morrow, according to reort here to
day. He will be succeeded by Major
General W. H. Cotton, who, since 190S,
has been In command at Toronto.
Strong and convincing arguments
are made In favor of a minimum wage
law far women and children.
Jlls ck In Hunger.
Walthall, Miss., Nov.
strong guard was thrown around
tho Jail here today for the pro
tection of Hev. A. Nix, charged
with having attempted to assault
a nine-year-old girl, a member
of bis Sunday school class.
Nix, who posed as "sanctified
preacle r," asserts that he mere-
ly spanked the child. Feeling
runs IiIkIi against the primmer.
and threats f lynching are frec-
nave had the bright little fellows a;
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X4.x 4' "ian for some ironilis pa-t. j
TTTT ' I I H- ! 1. 1 1 .... i'M III, le -i.lt k
llurse Fdltur and Manager,
guests, iiml hopes to have ihem and
mere when Thanksgiving mils actum!
again. Anyway keep your ,.,. on The
Journal newsboys, and tu a few years
you will .,. them occupying high
places, for they me sure all gritty
young hustlers, and The Journal is
proud of them,
for the Eruy.
UNITED l'HI)SH IJtAHCI) Win!
London, Nov. 30.A distressing
case came to the attention of the post-
office department today In connection
with Its Investigation of attempts by
militant suffragettes to destroy letters
in publlo mull boxes here.
One box was partly tilled with car
bolic Bcld and Its contents practically
destroyed. Among tho letters was one
from a hardworking young mini to bis
mother, enclosing money t:r tho pur
chase of medicine und proper nourish
ment for his little sister, who was
seriously 111. Its imn-iu rival Is said
to have been responsible for the chllds
death, the mother, 11 deslltuto widow,
having failed In eff nts to procure the
necessary funds elsewhere.
To Celebrate Itlrthdn).
Ixmdoii, Nov. I!" - Siirr.uinileil by
the Immediate members of lb" royal
family. Dowager (Jiieen Alexandra will
celebrate her CM ti birthday tomorrow.
'J be queen has show II lut'e I in linal i"ll
to make Hi" cen! a festive occasion
since Hi" death of Kilig Mdw aid. Ib-r
allh. It Is said, Is 11,111 li I,' ll' i now
"inn for some iromlis pa 1.
.hiallli.lt Is said, Is inn, li letter now ..... ,, ,. , , 1 '" " '"
Must Hit) Oh riant.
Washington. ov itoSan
rrauels,-,. representat'eM :it tlio
Ui't.-ll - llrli lty i,,,r proj.vt
liearliu; here t.nlay r,. t,l, l,y
S.vr.tary ,.f tlu, lutortor Klsb.-r
mm ne w.uil.l rcinlro t. ,., ,
take over H. pi,,,,, f ,,. S;il'lni.
A alley Water uiiiipuny i.r,,, ,,, 4
would allow tlio us,-of the li,,,-, f
llelehy water s.ipply. ivfnMim 1,.
grant San Krun.lseo ,,. t, a
g"veniui..it i-i.st ill ion r,ir lu
water supply as n Hiil.siimt, fr
one thai already evInH 4
m: him, iiiiiiN iMiiM i:i:iim;s
imist II Ml THY id m:.
i.ii vi: nni oi' tiu: homih hi'
imsiovi iiim; iiii: miiiih roi i:.
Ii'mtmv i-hkhh irtm-11 w nit: )
I'ollhlll.l On. Ve !,. .... c
eriel- I',.,, I- l.-wi". I ', " J bill alone being lefl ner fur Hie nioro
enik 1 mil,, Aiclie e dorer an, I ills-1 , . ,
II,,. , ,, , , . , , 1 erenioiilous Initiation tmlav. The
( us llieil alter claiming In have kicalivl
lli .,,,,. 1, ,,,.1 , ,, 1, 1 1 . , I'loilauiallons were Issued luiliiedlal.'
nie noon pole, who Ik here Imlay,
uinie.i ii,,.i 1, . 1. , i, .,. . . "l,l'r ""iil'h'Hoii or the ramas
sullen unit ,. ,, 1 1 1 k 1 1 1 1 1 1 proceed-
iu , ,. , "I Hie "l,w by he olllce of Hi,. Hecre-
nii'.s against 1 ouiiuoib.re lloliert I-'
, , ,, , , , ' tut v of slale.
leaiy In the federal courts al Ihe
earliest possible dale, In ,,n:,Vl. K1 1 ,lillM '"l1 auieml nts which
I'eai y defamed bis character, and also ""' "1,'hl l,iml' 1,111
that he was as uear the north pole as ' w"l'll', ""' fl'"l,;hl 1,MI'
IVaiy. 1 1 1n- Malarltey public lilllllles bill, llni
Dr. Cook declared. In an Interview, I householders' ev.-nipilon bill. reHal
that be Is In the Northwest primarily "f l'""",y llu """"il """ . banking
to gather evidence against Kdwan'l "" I""'"1' Hl"1'' H iiillatlnn.
Ilnrrlll. of Tucoiim, who was his guide ''""nl' mxtl ,U'M ""'hatbui slate .011
011 the Mount McKlnley nip. He makes ,ll't r"ml 1,111 1,11,1 prisoner rood
the p.slllve slatemeiit Hint Ilnrrlll
was brIU'd to the extent of lo.oiM) to
discredit hlin, and clntini to know the
Tacoiua bank, and the inline of the
banker negotiating the alleged bribe.
He slates that when la a position to
do so, m will give mimes and evidence
that will Btnrtle some of the I'nnry ad
herents, lie declare h spent I boll
sands of dollars In the quest of evi
dence against I'eiiry, and will now
make him prove how near be up
preached the north s)l, lu the fed
eral courts, and will also attempt, If
possible, t have the government re
scind I tin honors It bus showered upon
SVMK OM) STOKY OK
Ml'ltDKH AMI SI'ICIIIK
(CNITrU I'SBHN Ije.tNKII W1IIK )
San Friinclsco, N'iv. 30- llecsuse of
Insane Jealousy. Hllvlo Nlcroll, a con-
tractor, Is believed to have sohl nnd
killed bis bride of three months nnd
Is blmsi'lf In the himpllal here
day. hovering between life and ib'
from a self Inflicted bullet wmiiuiI
Hill ing a peiic d of coiiseliiusness Sic
coll Inbl (be detect U'ch that be and bis
wife quarreled, and thai she shut her
self, b" said This story Ik not cn illt
i-d. us II Is known that Nlecull often
made threats against men wlih whom
be Imagined bis w Ife w as m loo Mend
Mrs I.' oil Mi. cull, the ib ad
was IS '. e 11 H old, ; nil one (if I he belb s
of Hie IVill.'ni colony bi
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I;, , t,, n i b- .e.l m on v, ,-i:i-s.i.'
;, rr.. -,fi I p 'o i.. on "b... us oli.eri
bail !.. M !)-s,i d
Proclamation in Mrs. Duni-waysllanii-Writins
Today by Governor West
Women Are Legal Voters
In roilUud loday (!iernor Went
will slnn tho- piorlaiuallnn declaring
equal stiffrugii In Oregon. The pro
1 Inanition bus been written (r copied
by Mrs. Abigail Soil liuniwiiy. for
years I'liiiuipion of equal nufTrage In
the hi. He. and all.T being signed by
Hie governor will be llliM imay In th
iwvlilws oi in,- sint,, Ihhish as a trlb.
lite lei Mrs. Imnlwny, whoso lite woi k
's Hiiis reall.ed.
All oilier anieiiilineiits and bllU
I'.itsod In the recent election wern
eslelil.iv fl..ri,,.., I,.,. ..I
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I .o..e,, ,.,.,, ,,, ,.
The a 11 1111 it I memorial services of llui
Klks will be held toluol sow nfteriiiKiii
ul 'J o'clock at llni (limn! era bouse,
and a splendid program bus been ar
ranged. It Is a beautiful and tender
trlbulH to (host) who have cnmnetl
ovnr Into 1 tin great hereufler, and mioi
1 f thorn, gatherings Hint milks us all
better for inti I li liiiil IriK In. The public)
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Mll, ,,,,, ,v, .t r tomorrow, If
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imorliil servbe. will have a kindlier
feeling lowairl all oiib iH. and perhup
11 tenderer regaid for bumaiiliy In gen
eral. The program Is us follows
I'll 111-1 ti I Match Chopin
IIIIih' (ln heira.
Kltnallsilc 1 ereuioni.s' l.i
"Nean-r .My Iiml 'o 'I bee
Mrs. II. I' 11 ll.-
I, ,1 whom h- llebl.'H 'o )olH
the pi ,1. wl.l be tri..i lien liuili'h.
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