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THE DAILY CAPITAL JOURNAL. SALEM, OREGON. TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 1919.
ELKS PLAY CAST IS
Tickets Went Oa Sale Thii
Morubg At Opera House
TAXES TO BE UTTLE
MM MD PADS
.:- - HIGHER KEXT YEAR
LL . . hli . . uil
1 Complexion Rosy!
Stomach, Liver and
V i. ) ifi ill r
MRS, WALTER SPAUUDING
Who will appenr as "Mrs. Burton" in the 101 9 Elks pky "Officer 606
Grand theater, Wednesday and Thursday, March 12 and 13.
War Department Announces
More Transport Sailings
Washington, March 10. Transport
. sailings were announced by the war do
partmcnt today ns follows: v
Wcstboro from Bordeaux, duo New
York, March 22 with 197 miscellaneous
officers and nic:i.
Transport Dnkottin from St. Nazairn
duo New York March 20 with 137 ami
A TEAR-STAINED world is laughing with
"Mickey" the naughty little tomboy
from the mountain country, with her pranks,
her mischievous quick eyes, her magnetic
"Mickey" is making motion picture his
tory throughout the world. See it too, thi$
masterpiece of humor and pathos, love and
adventure, to be shown at
177 nero squadrons; 27th engineers com
plete and cKual company 185 (no stato
Cruiser Charleston from Brest, duo
New York March 18 with 27 and 147th
aero spnadrons; casual companies as fol
lows: 960 (Minnesota); 961 (Now
York); 962 (Pennsylvania); 64 Mich
igan); 965 (North Carolina)'; 967
(Wisconsin); and 816 (New York); 15
casual officers, 15 causal civilians and
two army field clerks.
Transport Vcnozia from Marsiolles
i Pit 1
After three weeks of nightly re
hearsals, the annual Elks play is ready
to go on. The east was put through a
grilling dress reSiearsal last evening,
and at the end of which lames Mott,
the director, pronounced the actors in
fit condition to put over the best per
formance the ,Elks have yet staged
when the curtain rises on the 1919 play
"Officer 666," tomorrow night.
One of the real treat of the annual
Elks play will 'be the actingof Mrs.
Walter Spaulding. In the 1919 offer
ing, "Officer 666,55 Mrs, Spaulding
will appear as Mrs. Burton, one of the
most screamingly funny ciaracters in
this, the funniest of all present day
"Mrs Burton" is the hysterical aun
tie of the' two beautiful young women
who insist upon flying in the fae of
several conventions which are very
dear to 'the elder lady. Ono of "Mrs.
Burton's" pet aversions is elopements,
and when the curtain rises, one of the
nieces, "Helen, the grape fruit girl"
(Miss Olga Gray) as about to elope
with a famous picture crook (Oscar
Gingrich) who ihas succeeded in pass
ing himself off as Travers Gladwin
(James Mott) the owner of a million
dolhir art collection. "Mrs. Burton"
with the assistance of the other niece,
Sadid ((Mjisa1 Florence (Cart-wright)
comes to the rescue of Helen. She
swears out a warrant for Gladwin on
the charge of abduction, and calls in
the whole police force to help her ef
fect the arrest. From that time on the1
action becomcs fast and furious, and
so far ns the audience is concerned, it
is one continuous sceam. "Mrs. .Bur
ton," of course, doesn't know the real
Gladwin, and the author of "Officer
6G0" has fixed it so that it is abso
lutely impossible for her to find out.
So auntio arrests everybody, in the
play, including the policemen.
Mrs.1 Spaulding s portrayal or tne
role of "Mrs. Burton" is a gem. Her
scenes with "Michael Prnlnu, Police
officer No. 666" (George C. L. Sny
dor) are so renlistie that even in re
hearsals the indefatiga'blo George has
to move rapidly to. keep out of danger,
whioh in one scene with ' " Whittior
Burnos" the silly ass from London,
(Carl Hinges) she actually administers
physical chastisement to the hoipiess
Kluk." Yoiuii Mr.- Hinges strenuous'
lv obiecta to going over this scene ev
erv cvenine. but James Mott, director,
always insists mat ne Taiso ms uiguuj
beating go that ne will do usou to it
when tho evening of the-performance
TJio Beat sale for both performances
of "Officer 666" opened at tho UpO'
ra House Pharmacy this morning There
was the usual rush for seats which al
ways accompanies the annual Elk pro
ductions, and the indications are that
as usual both houses will ibe sold out
before the curtain rises. As usual there
was also the rumor that the house was
sold out before noon. These rumors get
out every year and always havo to be
contradicted. There are still some igood
seatg left for both Wednesday's and
Thursday's performances. The chances
are, of course, that they won't last
much longer. Tho prices aro the same
as last year, $1 for the reserved seats
and 50 cents for tne ganery.
duo New York (no dato given) with
casual companies 1962 (New Jersey);
1966 (Texas); 1975 (colored); 1976
Creeulars: 1977 Wisconsin; 1978
Arkansas; 1979 Alabama; 1980 t
Louisana; 1981 Oregon; 1906 Minne
sota; 1985 New. Jersey; 1986 New
York; 1987 Missouri; 1988 Virginia;
1989 Michigan; 1990 Missouri; 19U1
Texas; 1995 Massachusetts; 2000
Ohio; 2401 Connecticut; 2402 Geor
gia-; 2404 Kentucky; 2405 Mississippi
2406 Nebraska; special casual compan
ies 1992 Marines; 1594 discharged;
IT STARTS TOMORROW
With Matinee at 2:15
Promptly at 7:15
Doors Open atj
Adults .. :............25c
Children, 12 to 15 ...10c
Children, 5 to 12 .:......5c
Children, 12 to 15 15c
Children, 5 to 12 ..........10c
Real Estate Assessmsiits Wiii
Be same As Last Year,
"Hark, hark, the dogs do bark,
The assessors are coming to town."
Citizens of Salem will soon have the
pleasure of a visit from deputy asses
sors, as Ben F. West, eounty assessor
said today that the work of assessing
the city would begin in a day or so.
Those who have become hardened to
the visit annually of tho assessor need
foar nothing out of the usual this v-ear
Mr. West says that, real estate will be
given the assessment of one year ago
and the owner3 of property of this Kind
may turn in tho 1918 valuation.
The automoliile will come in for the
usual assessment but this will bo the
last time the family carriage driven
by a motor power is to figure on the
county assessors books. According to
tne law passed by the recent logisla
ture, 'beginning with Jan. 1, 1920, the
tax on autos will be in the form of a
licenso and will bo paid when the 1920
license is taken out. Hence next Jan.
1, the owner of a car wilj pay the
1920 license and then a few months
later will pay the 1919 assessment. Af
ter this experience, the auto tax will
The tax rate this year is just a lit
tle high than ono year ago. For 1918
the rate in Salem was 29.9 mills. This
year it is 31.2 mills.
That is, if a man has a piece ot
property assessed at $1000 the taxes he
paid this spring amounted to $i9.90.
AV'xt spring when he pays on tho pres
ent assessment, it will be $31.20. The
aise in the taxes for balem this year
is 1.3 mills.
The office of the state tax commis
sioner will soon havo issued proper
blanks for the taking of a crop census.
Hcnco when the deputy assessors get
out into the rural districts early in
April, each will have tho blank form
by winch the farmer can turn in a cor
rect account of grain and fruit acre
Supreme Court Gives
Number Of Decisions
Following is a list of decisions re
cently handed down by the' supremo
E. J. Nunn appellant vs Alice Nunn,
appealed from Marion suit for di
vorce; opinion by Chief Justice Me
Bride; Circuit Judgo Bingham .revers
Low Susy vs Benson Hotel company,
appellant; appealed from Muliuomah;
suit t recover compensation for per
sonal injuries) opinion' by Justice Bon
son; Circuit Judge Jtorrow affirmed.
H. A. Burdick vs Tus-a-lus Lumber
company, appellant; appealed from
Jefferson; action in replevin; opinion
by Justice Benson; Circuit Judge Duf-
tey reversed and case remanded.
T. G. Bligh vs A. E. Laflar et al, ap
pellant; appealed from Marion; peti
tion for rehearing denied; opinion by
Justice Burnett. .
George U. Bryant vs Allen E Panter
et al, appellants; appealed trotn tJoos;
controversy over contract for purchase
of automobile; opinion by Justico Har
ris; Circuit Judge Colo affirmed.
The Home, a corporation, v Ben
Selling et al, appellants; appealed from
Multnomah; suit to recover interest on
$40,000 note which is part of estate
of Emmanuel Hay; opinion by Justice
Burnett; judgment of Circuit Judge
Morrow modified in that plaintiff is
allowed to recover $3000 interest, "but
without any attorney fees.
William Brown & Co. appellants -vs
Frank Duda; appealed from Marion;
suit-for damages alleged to have re
sulted from failure to deliver hops ae
cording to contract; opinion ly Jus
tice Johns; tarcuit Judge Kolly affirm
Egnat Samehuck et al vs Insurance
Company of (North America, appellant;
appealed from Multnomah; suit to re
cover on insurance policy; opinion y
Justice Bennett; Circuit Judgo Tucker
reversed and case remanded.
In the matter of the estate of Thom
as McGinnis, deceased, Ohma McOin
nis as guardian ad litem et al, appel
lant's vs Ivy Jsndron; appealed from
Coos; suit over a will; opinion by Jus
tice Johns; Circuit Judge Coke affirm-
Behearingg were granted in Runnclls
Vg Iioffcl and Ashman vg Nichols.
Counly Fruit Inspector
Reports Fme Conditions
County Fruit Inspector 8. H. Van
Trump has just returned "from a tour
of the county and reports most eneour-
aaing conditions for this time of year.
The acreage of wheat and oats he
finds is fully 30 per cent larger than
last year and that the grain crops nev
er looked better. Wheat is from four
to six !nche high and of fine stand
everywhere excepting those fields close
to the tinfber.
Fruit conditions Mr. Van Trump
found most encouraging. Due to the
cold and rainy weather for the season,
iruit is 'backward, considering the time
of year. In many placeg the tips of
blossoms are jiurt beginning to show
ipink in the early varieties of peaches
such as the .Mayflower and Amsden.
He found the buds of pears and
prunes just beginning to swell, all of
which is considered most favorable.
Late Wossoming is regarded as a most
favorable condition, as the freezes that
do the damage seldom come later than
Taking the crop conditions in grains
and fruits as a whole, Mr. Van Trump
said that for the time of year, things
were looKing about lUU per cent.
AIEPLANE DEB AILS CAB
V Paris Mar. 11, An airplane contain
ing two Americans fell in front of a
moving train near Chaumont, one avia
tor being killed, according to informa
tion received here today. One railway
car was derailed.
You'll find Sloan's Llnlznent
eoftens the 6eveia
. r'acurcatic ache
Put it cn freely. Don't rui tt In.
Just let it pzneirais naturally. What
sense of soothing relief soon follwil
External aches, stiffness, soreness,'
cramped muscles, strained sinews,
back "cricks" those ailments can't
fight off the relieving qualities of
Sloan's Liniment. Clean, convenient,
economical. Ask any druggist for it.
30e, 60e, $1.20
HAS BRIGHT OUTLOOK
Officers Elected At Meeting
He'd Last hn At Coianer
ciaJCIak A bright outlook was given Hie fu
ture of the boy scout movement iu Ma
rion county by the meeting of oitizma
at the Commercial club last evening,
when tho first steps were taken in the
organization of a scout council ia this
city. The meeting, which was attended
by a group of prominent citizens wns
presided over by Hal D Fatten and
James P. Smart, formerly a scout com
missioner in San Francisco, made epe
principal address of the evening. Brief
addresses wero ma do bv J. F. Hutcha
son, Dr. E. E. Fisher, Walter Denton,
C. E. Knowlnnd and Milton Meyers.
The "big brother" spirit was fully
mauifest in all those discussions, which
went to demonstrate how much this
movement might mean to tho hoys of
Salem Detailed accounts were given
as to what had been accomplished in
other cities where tho scout movement
trad Ibcen backed up and encouraged by
the business men. A strong point was
made of the fact that the council
would' serve not only to awaken inter
est on tho part -of tho boys, but would:
brnig about a closer relation between
the fathers and sons.
Elojctlon of Officers
Following the discussions there was
an election of officers and directors
which resulted as follows: .E. F, Carle
ton, president; 1st vice president, U. G.
Shipley; 2d vice president, C. B. Know
laud; i)d vice president, Dr. E. E. Fish
er; treasurer, D. W. Eyre: scout com
missioner, Judgo Georgo H. Burnett.
The directors were Milton Meyers, H.
H. Olinger, Hal D. Patton, Thes. Kay,
A committee of fivo were appointed
to work for tho membership, composed
of the following: Benj. F. West, K. C.
Bishop, John W. Todd, C. S. Hamilton
and U. G Holt
A group of six Troy scouts were pres"-
DAILY HEALTH TALKS.
GOING BACK TO NATURE
. , (By DR. W. LUCAS)
Teople get sick because they go away
from Nature, and the only way to get
well is to go 'back. Something grows
out of the ground in the form of veg
etation to cure almost evory ill. Some
of these vegetable growths are under
stood by man, and some aro not. Ani
mals, it would seem, know what to do
when they are sick better than men
and women. Observers have noted that
a sick horse, dog or cat will stop eat
ing food and seek out some vegetable
growth in the field or yard, which,
when found and eaten, often, restores
appetite and health. Haven't you seen
these animals do this very thing'yonr
Dr Pierce, of Buffalo, N. 'Y., long
since found tho hertis and roots pro
vided by Nature to overcome contipa
tion, nnd ho had these vegetables col
lected and made up of Mayapplo,
leaves of Aloe, root of Jalap, into lit
tle white sugar coated pills, that he
called Dr. Pierce's Pleasant I'ellets.
You must understand that 'when your
intestines are stopped up, poisons and
decayed matter are imprisoned "in your
system, and these aro carried by the
blood throughout your body. Thus does
your head ache, you get dizzy, you
can't sleep, your kin may break out,
your appetite declines, you get 'tired
and despondent. As a matter of fact,
you may get sick all over. Don't you
see how useless all this Buttering 1ST
All that is often needed ss a few of
Dr. Pierce's Pleasant Pellets, which ho
lias placed in all drug stores for your
convenience nnd health. Try them by
all means. They arc probably the very
thing you need right now.
WE ARB NOW BEADY TO
TAKE CAEE Or YOUB
AT 879 STATE 8EEET
WELCH ELECRIO CO.
FULL VALUE PAID FOR.
SECOND HAND GOODS
Phone 493 337 Court St.
Ye Liberty Theatre
cnt, and were given opportunity to
make brief talks in ibchalf of the scout
work, telling what it meant to them,
and closing by repeating the scout- oath
Tho executive committee will hold
a conference on Friday evening of this
week to diseusg ways and means, and
there will be another meetine of tho
entire council on Monday evening,
u ,.!, n -
Dr. M. C. Findley, who has ibeen in
Los Angeles for several weeks, has
just returned to the city, reporting a
very pleasant stay in southern Califor
nia. Court House Notes
Thomas O. Vaughn has brought suit
for a divorce from Lesby Vaughn. In
uiu i-,uii!uuii no alleges tuey wore inur
lied March Iij, 1915, at Vancouver,
W ash.; that they havo no children and
that she deserted him March 4, 1919.
Ho alleges she has a violent temper and
that sho would often fly into a rage
and swear at him and that fiuully alio
refused to cook his meals and then
she loft home.
Vcrita Allen hus brough suit for a
livorco from Charles A. Allen. Sho
xtntcB in her complaint Unit they were
inumed July 19, 1911. That he hns
been in the habit pf beating and bruis
ing her nnd that ho struck her with
his fist. Then she 'alleges he got druak
and threw her on tho stow. Thero aro
no property rights but they havo two
hililren. bhe nsks custody of the two
In tho county court Estolla Chefflngs
was appointed administrator of the es
tate of Charles Choffings who was kill
ed whilo working as repair man on the
Bonthern Pacific railroad March 20, 19
18. She was ordered to giveifoO bonds
whilo serving as administrator und or
dered to bring suit against the South
ern Pacific for being responsible for
the death of her husband.
In tho estate of Ann Kay, final re
ports wero filed by tho administratrix.
Tho same were approved as being cor
been in tlichabit of beating and bruis
settlcd, tho court ordered that tho final
account be approved and tho adminis
tratrix relieved of further duty.
The final accounts of Elizabeth Lamb
as executrix of tho estate of Lorenzo
Whitlock wore found' to be correct by
the county court. She was discharged
from further duty.
vs(s Damage Suit Against
Railroad For Husband's Death
I A damage suit for $20,000 lias boon
filed jn the circuit tonrt against the
Southern Pacific by Mrs. Estelle Cheff
lngs. It was brought on order of tho
Her husband, Charles Chefflngs, was
killed March 26, 1918, whilo working
as a section hand on the Southern Pa
cific, branch near Aumsvillc, and in ap
pointing Mrs. Cheffings as administra
tor of tho esttae, the court decreed that
sho bring suit aguinst tho rnilrond for
caucing the death of her husband.
In her complaint she states that her
husband was employed In the repair
Tlo "holes" in it
R. IL CAMPBELL, Special
The Originator of Western Drama
' . BRONCHO BILLY
Has returned to the screen in
"A SON OF A OT'
Stunts, cowboys and desperadoes with a
beautiful heroine and dashing hero ; ;
"A PF?Y WESTERNER"
Other Features, Too. ;
OREGON TAXI AND
ltr . . rt
,Have added ono 2-ton G. M. C,
i to their equipment and are now
to handle- anything that comes along.
Ykk So Tong
l Iniiese Meujciiio and Tea Co. X
Has mediciuo which will euro T
any known disease.-
vpi n ounuays Horn iu a. m.
until 8 p, m.
153 South High St. -Salem,
Oregon . .Phono 282
For head or throat
Catarrh try the
Ai.U2t ' k
'YOUR BODYGUARD" 'ZQf. 60'. C2Q
work of tho road and that each morning
he with other men were taken out for
thu day's work on motor cars running
on the railroad tracks. ;
She ullegeg that the motor ca," on
wlnvh her husband rodo was improperly
equipped and in need of repairs. That
in going to hls work it was found net-
ottHury to stop 'at tiuioa and work witK
the gas cnglnb of tho motor car, .
That the car would start and ea for
a time and then stop. That just ahead
oi tne car on which her husband was
working was another motor which car.
ried to work another gang of men.
mat this car was left standing on the
track without any proper signol to warn
approaching cars. When the car on
which her husband had been working
to get started, suddenly went forward,
it clmshed into tho other motor fur
standing on the track and threw him
off, striking his head against a gas
miu. one -alleges mat from that in-
one alleges that fro
,iury ho died the same day.
In the complaint the final allegation
is made that Charles Cheffings was not
furnished with proper transportation,
and that tho motor car on which ho
rode was worn out and out of repair.
That the railroad company was negli
gent in leaving tho other motor car
to stand on tho track Without proper
signals or warnings for approaching
Increases wolfjht and strength of thin,
delicate, nervous people. It Is the
only dlKesttOle form of phosphtitu tniit
reeds the uerves aireet, tne ciiemicnny
pure form of pnoxpnate naturally
round in brnln and nerve cells.
HoM by driiKgtBta under a guaran
tee of satisfaction or money back. De
mand the KHiulue BITKO-rhosphate.
the kind that pliyulcium prescribe
For Thin Peopl
Red Crown's uniform
chain of boiling points
gives easy starting,
quick and smooth ac
long mileage. Mix
tures have "holes" in
the power chain. Look
for the Red Crown
sign before you fill.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
Agt, Standard Oil Co, Salem