Daily capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1903-1919, November 16, 1914, Page TWO, Image 2

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Half of One Corps Captured
Holfeg Positions Along the
Belgian Frontier .
Berlin, via The Hague, Nov. 18. Ger
man troops nave decisively defeated two
or more Russian eorps near Plock, Rtu
sian Poland, it was officially announced
here tonight. It was raid the German
captured half of one Russian corps.
"Important successes," the state
ment added, "also have marked fierce
fighting about the Argonne region. The
progress about Flanders, however, has
been alow."
Btill on tha Offensive.
Berlin, Nov. 16. In the western the
ater of war the Germans held their po
sitions everywhere today, the war of
fice her announced.
The allies' attacks south of Diimude,
it was atated, had been repulsed. Less
violence was said to marj the fighting
long the Belgian coast, and in the Ar
gonna region the kaiser s troops were
reported to be still on the offensive.
Weather conditions were referred to
as very bad in the fighting zone, with
(lent, now and piercing wind.
Claim They Are Much Lower Than Last
Tea and Out of Proportion with
Taxes en Property in General.
Today 'a session of the state tax oom
miseion is being taken up by the asses
aora ef several of the counties of the
Willamette Valley who are protesting
againt the tentative ratios adopted by
the commission and published as a
basis for the apportionment of the viol
ations of public service corporations for
taxation throughout the sevnral coun
ties of the state. Those who appeared
before the commission this morning and
voiced vigorom protests against the
ratios adopted for their respective conn
ties were: Henry C. Heed, of Jlult
nomah county, & L. Fisher, of Linn
C. W. Itlnkosloy, of Columbia, Hen F.
West, of Marion
For Linn county the ratio, as tenta
tively adopted by the tax commission
for the year 1014, wnB 57 per cent as
against a 05 per cent ratio for llll.'l;
for Marion comity this year's ratio is
CO per cent as compared to 00 per cent
a year ago; for Columbia county this
year's ratio is 73 per cent as compared
to 78 per cent last year and for Alult
nomah county this year's ratio has been
temporarily fixed at 57 per , cent as
against 60 per, cent last .war All of
the assessors represented that the ratios
were muctt lower than those in force In
their respective counties, from about
10 to 25 per cent and all are asking for
an inoreaae.
Assessor West for Marion county,
maintains thnt the ratio of assessment
as to real property valuations in Marion
county are as high as that in force in
any other county of the state, and
much higher tlisn in soma of them, ami
that to fix Marion county's ratio at
W) por cent of tlio real v-nluntlQii of
public service corporation properties
would work an injustice, upon the other
taxpayers of the county,
Tax agents of aeverai of the railroads
and othor public service corporations
have appeared before the commission
and protested against the high valua
tion of their respective properties for
taxation purposes and asked for either
a reduction in their valuation or a re
duction in cnuuty ratios, which would
amount to the same thing ninl operate
to a redaction of their taxes In either
event. Home of the railroad agents
submitted figures to show that rntior
iindor which private properties are be
ing assessed in the counties traversed
, by their system of railroads ami de
manded that the railroads be given the
same consideration as other private
property interests In the matter of
valuations and assessments.
Just Right" Shoes
are made for
men who want
the best they can
get for the mo
ney invested. It
is noticeable how
many come back
and ask for the
flame make as the
pair they have
Comfort, style and quality in every shoe.
Prices $4.00 lo $6.00.
The Day's War Doings Gath
ered From All Sides and
On the Yset ttie nflies and Germans
atill fought today as hard as the weath
er permitted.
The trenches were waist deep in wa
ter. Gune and equipment were mired ev
erywhere. To make matters worse, the allies
ngoin opened the sluices, flooding still
more territory and drowning one whole
German regimeat.
The allies claimed to have driven the
kaiser 'a forces everywhere from the
Yser'a west bank.
The Germans maintained that there
had been no important changes in the
They added that their shoro guns
had disabled the British warships Fal
con, Brilliant and Kinaldc, off the Bel
gian coast.
Tho only news from the eastern the
atre of war was from German sources
and to the effect that the fighting thuu
far had been indecisive.
Fresh information was also Inching
concerning the Russo-Turkish cam
paign. It was said, however, that the
khedivc of Kgypt had thrown in his lot
with the sultan.
Tho Ameer of Afghanistan was also
reported about to declare war against
Great Britain and Russia.
Though the government did not nd
mlt it, tl o public was taking for grant
ed that the British dreadnniight Aud
acious had been blown up off the nor
them Irish coast, as reported.
First Lord of the Admirulity Chur
chill told the house of commons that
he had no information that misfortune
had befallen the British battleship Ca
nopaB, thereby conveying tho first in
formation that anyone was aimous con
cerning it.
The British public, much dissatisfied
with the navy 's showing, was criticis
ing the admirulity severely.
Premier Asquith. told tho house of
commons thut the war was costing
Great Britcin $-1,500,000 to $5,'l00.00'i
daily and was granted an additional
wrtr credit of $1,250,000,000.
Fifteen persons were reported killed
at Oourtnii. Belgium, by bombs thrown
by British aviators.
The pope iesucd an encyclical appeal
ii'g for peace.
The Japanese battleship Hizcn and
cruiser Ar.aina were reported on their
way to tho Chilean coust to look for
German warships.
Tho Boer rebellion in Houtli Africa
was believed to have been practically
Chief Deputy Stacks, of tho state for
estry department, after numerous con
ferences with the government forestry
officials, states tiiat he has finally pre
sented a bill to tho department of the
Interior for tho government's sharo of
tho expends entailed ia tho fighting of
forost tires in the districts of I he state
ill which tho Oregon & California tim
ber lands are located, which will amount
to approximately $1 1,000.
This does not represent the O. & C.
lands share of the total lussrs sustained
and expenses incurred in patrolling prl-vately-owned
timber binds anil fighting
fires thereon, but, since tha govern
ment fund was not nvnllnble until Aug
ust I of last year, no assessments for
costs or expenses could he levied
against these lands prior to that date.
The Oregon & California Railroad;
company (.Southern l'ncifie) owns ap
proximately 2,330,000 acres of timber
land scattered along tho 'right of way
through the western p.irl of Hie state,
and is situated in about 11 counties.
Tills land is now In litigation and the
federal district court hns already de
clared the railroad 'a title to the' land
forfeited and tho case has been apieal-
Latest Returns Indicate Cap
ital Punishment Has Been
Abolished in Oregon
According to figures published in a
Portland paper of yesterday, which,
however, are nnoffieial, the indications
are that the bill providing for the abol
ishment of the death penalty in this
state has been adopted by a small ma
jority with the returns from Malheur
county not in. If this is the case, in
the opinion of Attorney general Craw
ford and other legal authorities, Lloyd
H. Wilkina, sentenced to hang Decern
ber 9 for tho murder of Lou Winters
in Portland a yer ago, and John P.
Pender, sentenced to hang on Novem
ber 2S for the murder of Mrs. Daisy
Wchrman and child at St. Johns last,
year, will escape punishment altogeth
er and will go scot free.
Both of these men were indicted,
tried and convicted under the old stat
ute of murder in tho first degree and
received their sentences to be elocntcd
under the provisions of that statute.
According to Attorney General Craw
ford, if the constitutional amendmuni
providing for the abolishment of the
death penalty, were adopted by the
people at the last election, it will be
of effect ns of midnight of November
3, and, since the new law docs- not spe
cifically prescribe a penalty for first
degree murder and Wilkins mid Pender
have ulreudy been in jeopardy for their
alleged crimes, they cannot be re tried
under the new lew, executed under the
old law or re-sentenced under the new
law, hence there will be nothing to do
but to turn them loose.
Vndcr the new amendment to the
constitution, if it has been adopted, the
death pennlty ia not bnly abolished iu
cases or murder in the first dogreo, but
likewise in the case of treason, as pro
vided for in artirlo one of the consti
tution, which will also he repealed by
the new amendment. The neiv amend
ment provides that no penalty in ex
cess of life Imprisonment shall be in
flicted in nny event but, as the consti
tution provides, thnt all ex post facto
laws are expressly prohibited, th
amendment Is not retroactive in its ef
fects and will not cover the enses of
Wilkins imd render. Attornev Gener
al Crawford also states that," in his
opinion, since the new amendment pre
scribes no penalty for murder in the
first degree and that, until tho legisla
ture meets and provides a specific
mode of procedure under the new,
amendment, anyone committing mur
der between the time of the going into
effect of the constitutional amendment
and the act of the legislature fixing' a
pennltv for first degree murder cannot
bo indicted for a greater crimo than
second iegree murder.
Governor West would offer no com
ment upon (he subject of the effect of
the new amendment in the cases of
Wilkins and Fender except to express
wonderment upon tho travesties of jus
tlce and the action if the people upon
proposed legislation of this character.
He cited the instance of the measure
which was drafted hv him and put bo
fore the pei pic at the (lection in 11112,
which prohibited capital punishment
only in cases of murder in the first do
lire and did not alter the constitutional
provision prescribing death for persons
found guilty of treason against the
state and limited the power of govor,
nors to grant pardons and reprieves
which was turned down by them, nnd
now this constitutional amcndaiunt
comes up. which wns not his bill nnd be
liml nothing to do with it, nnd the peo
ple supported It, and this bill not nnlv
aholislics capital punishment in flrxt
degree murder cases but also in eases
of treason.
There are six nities which hnv
not suit in their official returns to tin
secretary of state and until thee nc
ull ill the exact Mains of any of thr
measures voted upon at the last elec
tion will not bo known.
Earlier returns indicated that the
bill had failed of enactment by a few
hundred votes, and it was generally
"' up ny ns supporters as lost.
Ho the clmngo in tho ti tills came as a
surprise, though a plensnnt one, to
them. ,
Complete returns from all the coun
ties except Malheur give the following
vote on tho mensural
For abolishment of death pennlty fH,f"4
'Against 08,070
i Majority for 2im
I Incomplete returns from .Mnlhcur
county Indicate that that eounty will
give a f ivoruble majority to tho meas
ure, increasing the majority bj which
the measure was carried in the state.
ed to the U. 8. Circuit court, and the
government, pending the filial decision
of the courts upon the question of title
to the land appropriated a fund of $25,
000 to deftny that lauds' portion of
the forest patrol and f ire-fightiag tax
In this state, Aoout $."000 of this fund
wus reserved to defray expenses in en
forcement of the trespass laws sad
about $'.'000 ia reserved to cover forest
patrol wink in the spring, and the
stale's claim will prulmbly be paid out
of the balance.
The Oregon & California lands rep
resent little less than AO per ceut of all
of the piivntely-owncd limber lauds
along its right of way, but, although
the (ompaiiy will nut y one half the
amount of the assessment levied agninst
uthcr private timber owners of Houtii
cm Oregon, as more than 4 or 5 per
cent of the loss was incurred prior to
August I when the government money
was available, but it has been a great
help to some of tnc rivstc timber own
ers who weru hit pretty haul, especial
ly in Jackson, Josephine ami iKiuglas
counties, I'nder onliiiarv clminntun.-oi.
Mr. Sleeks says, a f25,Ouo appropria-'
Hon would have been sufficient, but
last year was an extiaoidiuarily serious
ouo on acrouut of the prolonired ,
di'imuht and th consequent Increased
loss hv fire.
According to special invitation of the
Sublimity Commercial Club, a number
of members of the Stayton Develop
ment League and other citizens inter
ested went to Sublimity Tuesday night
of this week to attonl the regular
monthly meeting of the Sublimity body.
The talk was mainly on the line of
how to induce the Willamette Southern,
an electric line nowbuilding into Mt
Angel, to come on south and pass
through Sublimity an) Stayton.
President W. H. Downing of the
Sublimity Club stated that the grade
was already as far as Mt. Angel, and
that cars would be running that far by
Christmas. .
Every person in the house was called
upon to give their views, and all were
unanimous in thinking that some in
ducement should be offered the new
line to extend at least as far as Stay
ton. .
J. T. Hunt though1, that the officials
of the company now building undoubt
edly had some definite object in view
and that while that object would not
be departed from to any great extent,
atill it would do no harm to send a
committee to interview them.
Prof. Gauntt of Stayton was of the
opinion that the people could get al
most anything they want if they only
wanted it hard enough.
Attorney Heitael of this city spoke
at some length, and gave some good
advice along the line of approaching
the officials of a corporation.
J. T. Kearns, the old wbeel-horse of
the Stayton. to Anywhere Railroad,
said that he immediately sat up and
took notice when anyone said "Rail-1
road" in their sleep. He spoke with
his usual fluency and gave a very sen
sible talk on rights-of-way-and other
details of the actual beginning of rail
road. While It la quite possible that noth
ing may come of the new prospect,
vet it behooves us to not overlook any,
bets along this line. I
A good time was had by all present
and before the meeting adjourned a
committee was appointed to investigate
the possibilities of the Willamette
Southern. About a dozen were present
from Stayton. Stayton Mail. .
Nashville, Teun., Nov. 10. Dr. Anna
Howard Shaw Was re-elected president
of the National Woman Suffrage as
sociation here today. Mrs. Stanley Me
Corniiek was elected "first - vice-president;
Mrs. Desha Breukenridge second
vice-president; Mrs. Katherinc Davis
third vice-president ; Mis. (Men ('lark,
corresponding secretary; Mrs. Susan
Fitzgerald, recording secretary, and
Mrs, Henry Itogcrs treusiirer.
A contract for tho delivery of 1000
horses at Baker hns been signed by
Hubert Jones. The horses are for thci
use of tho trench army, and everything
meeting the requirement, 15 hands high,
will be accepted. They uro to be de
livered Xoveinoer 23,
NOVEMBEB 16, 1914.
As announced in the Journal of Sat
urday. Governor West this morning
made public his quarantine proclama
tion prohibiting the entrance into Ore
gon of any animals frcm the thirteen
eastern and middle western states un
der federal quarantine as a protection
against the introduction of the dread
foot and mc-uth disease generally prev
alent among the livestock of those
The proclamation is issued upon the
recommendation of the state livestock
sanitary board and declares a state of
quarantine against the entrance of any
and all eattlc. sheep, other ruminants
and swine coming frcm any of the thir
teen states heretofore named and all
other states where the malady is now
or may hereafter become prevalent,
and the transportation cf such aniniah
between points in this state is prohib
ited, unless inspection has first been
mado and permission given by the pro
per state or federal authorities.
The quarantine does not apply to
shipments of livestock from clean
counties or units in those states, when
such shipments are mode in disinfected
cars unloaded en routo in disinfected
yards, and are accompanied by a health
certificate issued by a federal inspec
tor. Tho quarantine also applies to
such materials as hog cholera serum,
vaccines and other biologies which are
of nrimal origin, unless it bo shown to
the satisfaction tf the state veteri
narian that no infection exists at or
near the territory whero the same is
All common enrriers engaged in the
transportation of aaimals are request
ed to sec that all stock cars und yards
are thoroughly disinfected and that ail
rules promulgated by the Oregon state
livestock sanitary bonrd for the pur
pose of preventing the spread of the
font and mouth diseuse arc fully com
plied with and carefully observed.
San FrMicisco, Nov. Id. Ida Dag
ner, known also as Ida Niles, nppcarod
today before Police Judge Crist and
sworo to charges agninst Herbert W.
Lewis, president of tho Children's
Home Aid Society of I.os Angeles, ac
cusing him of a statutory offense. A
warrant was issued and a detective
will leave for I.os Angeles tonight to
bring Lewis here.
Dr. Charles M. Morso wiib arraigned
here today on a rhargo of performing
n criminal npcrn'iou on Miss Dsgner.
Ho plended not guilty and bail was
fixed at $5,000 each, which ho was un
able to supply.
All ordinary financing n-enns having
tailed to effect the proper lighting of
tlardiner's streets the company oper
ating the lighting plant hns announced
a public ball, the proceeds of which
will bo used for installing lamps in
parts of the town that need them the
Worst., ,4 t..
H X J V 11 E i V
A J U -Li
The Jacob Vogt Shoe Store
which was closed up by the
Watch For Announcement
In Tuesday's Journal
S. Creditors' Company
. Gettelman, Apr,
Here Are Some Canned Goods Offerings
- Which Should Interest You
Peas....' ..10e can, $1.05 dozen; 1240 can, 1.35 dozen
Beans..: 10c can, $1.05 dozen; 12Vic can, sjl.35 doticn
Corn 8 l-3e can, 90e dozen; 15e can, $1.60 dozen
Tomatoes 8 l-8c can, 00c dozen; Hie can, 1.35 dozen
Asparagus 15c can, $1.05 dozen; 20c can, $2.20 dozen
Peaches 25c can, $2.75 dozen
pear9 , , 25e ean, $2.75 dozen
Plums'.'.'.'.'.'.'..'.'......'. .......25c can, $2.75 dozen; 15c can, $1.60 dozen
Pineapples 10c can, $1.05 dozen; 20c can, $2.20 dozen
(Salmon 10c can, $1.05 dozen; 15o van,-$1.00 dozen
Clams 10c caa, $1.05 dozen; 20c can, $2.20 dozen
Successors to Thielsen Cash Grocery
He &
Two divorces were granted this morn
ing in Judge Galloway's court. Maude
A. Lucas received a divorce from
Claude H. Lucas and the custody of an
infant son, Robert Warren Lucas, Ethel
B. Ramjdoll secured a divorce from
Guy A. Ramsdoll ou the grounds of de
sertion. They wore married in 1010 and
the plaintiff was granted tho care und
custody of their 3-year-old son, Charles
j Harry A. Morton, formerly manager
iof tho Oregon Power compauy, at Al
alia ny, has accepted a position as so
i licitor for the gas department of the
i P. li., L. & P. Co. of this city. Stanley
i Barton, who has held this position since
i the first of the year, has resigned to
take up business for himself. Mr. Bar-
ton is a well-known booster in this city
and has been with the company for a
number of years in various depart
ments. Mr. Morton comes well recom
! mended from Albany, whero he nian
jBged the O. P. Co. 's business for a mini
; ber of years.
i Argument to dismiss the suit of Fred
( Dodd against Pearl Doild was being
i heard in Judge Galloway's court this
afternoon. The divorce suit was brought
September 22 and tha plumtitf ordered
to pay into court the sum of $50 within
30 days. His attorney is seeking to
have the suit dismissed without the
payment of this slm, holding that the
defendant has already received a large
sum from the plaintiff.
deuce of Mr. and Mrs. George He
Bord, Saturday afternoon, November
14, 1014, Miss Amy De Bord to Cecil
Tovviisend, liev. J. Montcalm llrown,
of the Jason Lee M. E. church, of
ficiating. '
L. A. Wostflcott ft Co.
P. L. Boydston, of Dallas, is a Su
Icm visitor,
W. 1. Xecdham, deputy sheriff, went
to Donald today on business.
Mrs. J. f. Eishwood,. of Bilverton,
was a Salem visitor yesterday.
W. K. Baker, of St. Paul, was in the
city yesterday on a short visit.
H. I. Price and wife, of Dnllas, were
in Salem yesterday. Mr. Price is a
merchant in Dallas,
J. W. Justin, a well known Dallas at
torney ,was in Salem yesterday on a
business trip.
Mrs M. E. Watson, of Eugcuc, stop
ped oi f in Salem this afternoon for
short visit in this city.
L. 1'. Harrington, of Croswoll, indus
trial licld worker for the state depart
ment of education, is in tho city. J
According to the stntcnieut of c.
po'ises filed with the secretary of slute
this morning, by his campaign matin
gcr. 0. C. I.citer, the total campaign
fund subscribed for the promotion ut
the candidacy of Williiun llanley, pru-
(rr.iwuive nnmiilcc fur Cnitpil Stud's Men.
! ator, amounted to Mfl.fllWIe, and tin"
j total amount cxiicndcd was $0,053.10
I This does not include the statement
previously tiled hy individuals wn
claimed to hiivc expended their own
funds in tho furtherance of Sir. Man
ley's candidacy. The principal sub
scribers to the fund, according to the
siaiemenT, were: nniyen vauev i.ann
company. $15110; W. P. Davidson, $2.;
500; A! S. Monroe, $1250; John M.
Whistler. 450; ('has. Altwlml, president
of the Willamette Volley & Cascade
Mountain Militr.ry Wagon Road Grunt
company. $11100; M. V. and Ed llanley,
$500, and William Mauley himselr.
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