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AMITY SPECIAL EDITION OF THE DAILY CAPIATL JOURNAL "MAKERS OF OREGON" SERIES, WITH REVIEW OF INDUSTRIES AND RECORD OF DEVELOPMENT ON PAGE THREE.
SALE3I, OKEQON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, 1910.
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Wrft of Erorr Is Allowed by U.
S: Judge and the Whole Mat
ter Will Be Reviewed in the
Federal Court, Some Time.
SPRING KNOTTY' QUESTION
Attorneys Say That One Supreme
Court Decided That What Hoss Did
Was Lawful, and That lie Had n
Klght to Consider Their Decision
the law 'of the State The New
Decision, It Is Contended, Simply
Makes a Now Law.
Advices were received this morn
ing by.Wm. P. Lord, Sr., that ths
writ of error .in the case of the
state of Oregon against J. Thorbura
Ross, president (of tho defunct Title
Guarantee & Trust company of
Portland, who was convicted of the
appropriation of moneys belonging
to the educational fund of the state
had been allowed, and that the su
premo court of tho United States
will entertain an appeal In tho case.
Means Review of Whole Case.
An appeal in tho cases means, not
only a review and consideration of
tho federal questions Involved, but
It Is an established principle In law
that when a federal" court takes
jurisdiction of a caso on appeal that
It takes Jurisdiction for the consid
eration of all questions Involved and
tho wholo caso will bo reviewed.
Tho main federal qeustlon which
will bo rolled on Is of an ex-post
facto nature. Tho lawyers for the
defenso will contend that tho su
preme court of the state in a preced
ing case declared the educational
fund might be placed on 'general de
posit with banking Institutions and
that Unreversed Itself in the Ross
case when it declared that this fund
must be placed on special deposit.
It will be contended that when tho
suprpme court enunciated Its first
ruling it became a law and that
when it mado its last ruling it abro
gated the law which was In existence
when Rofs' crime was committed
and declared a new law 'by its last
Tho crime of which Ross was con
victed was tho appropriation of
f2S8.42C.87, of the state's educa
tional fund. The offense was al
leged to consist in that he permitted
tho money to circulate with the rest
of the funds In the bank when it
should have been placed on special
deposit, and' when the bank failed
the money was lost. Geo. H. Hill,
and' John Aitchlson, who were asso
ciated with him in the banking in
stitution, were also Indicted but an
agreemont was reached that their
cases should not be tried until n
flnnl decision was reached in tho
Republican Leaders Are in a
Rage Because the President
Seems Indifferent to the Con
BLAME HIM FOR FAILURE
When the Hills came -to the val
ley, Mahomet came to the mountain.
Say Ho Could Have Saved the Sec
tions Thrown Out of the Railroad
Bill If He Hnd Remained in, Wash
ington, and That His Message to
Pass "Some Kind of n Kill" Only
Encouraged" the Insurgents to Get
dut Scalping Knives.
UNITED PRESS MUSED WIBB.
Washington May 4. Republican
regulars in congress today are openly
blaming President Tnft for having,
as they charge, wracked Ills legisla'
tive program. They are In a rage
because the president seems indiffer
ent to the congressional situation.
len who have fought for the Taft
program in both houses of congress
tunay intimate that the president has
r tm. k ft
Before they started to give 20 per cent. Our prices stood the test and no 20 per cent, We
are doing the the biggest business in the history of our store, now they have added the 20,
per cent on. How can you afford to go back. Common sense will tell you that the Chica
go Store is the place to spend your money, as they always give you the rock bottom prices,
. VALUES IN
NOW ON SALE
Values that Will surprise
you. Dress hats $1.95,
$2.25, $2.50, $2.75 and up
The values are wonderful,
Each, $3.95, $4.50, $4.95,
$7.50, $9.50, $10.50 up
Our Prices Are Now 20 Per Cent Less
Than Our Competitors.
HERE IS THE PROOF.
75c and 860 Dress Silks, all tho latest styles and
designs, yard 39c
75c 36 and 4 0-In Flno Wool Drees Goods, all new
Ribbon Bargains All Silk, full bolts, for only
10c a bolt
Mosquito bar. yard
.Our Competitors' Prices Are Now 20 Per
How can you afford to go back? Get our prices
and see the money you can save.
8o Pretty Fancy Lawn, yd 4c
Chlidrens 36c Rompers now 19c
Girls' $3.50 White Swiss Dresses slightly soiled
now only 76c
Ladle? White Lawn Shirt Waists, 26o, 39o. 49c up
no sense of responsibility for the
troubles of the Republican party,
Taft's message to Republican leaders,
re elved yesterday, and urging them
to try to pass "some kind of a bill,"
havo added to the anger of the reg
ulars. Tho president's telephone message
from Pittsburg to Senator Aldrlch Is
as much responsible for wrecking tho
rnllrnnd hill wnn tho . miHlmiirht rtf
That they will rend the riot act to
the president when nn returns from
his Western pleasure Jaunt, and that
there will be som hot sessions in tho
White Houso between Taft and the
Republican leaders is being Intimated
today in no uncertain terms by tho
men who volunteered to steer tho ad
ministration program through con
gress. The regulars lntimatb that there is
no reason why Taft should have mado
the present westorn trip Just at this
time. They feel that If he had been
hero to exert pressure on the "near
Insurgents" tho railroad bill might
iavo been saved.
Had ho stayed In Washington, and
fought for tho measure, especially
Just at a time when he had received
promises of insurgent support, the
regulars feel that tho sections which
were thrown overboard might have
Taft's message , from Cincinnati
asking the leaders to pass any kind
of a bill they could.the regulars de
clare, was little more than an invi
tation to tho Insurgents to chop the
bill to suit themselves, and pass the
haggled remains, secure in the belief
that Taft would-'nfflx his signature.
Had ho telephoned Aldrlch from
Pittsburg to fight ip the end, it Is
likely, they declare, that something
might have bten done to save tho
bill, or at least postpone tho fight un
til tho president had returned to
Washington to exert his personal In
fluence In its favor.
Just what tho message to Aldrlch
was has not been g!ven.out, but It has
been intimated that the president told
Aldrlch to drop tho clauses that the
regulars decided to throw over, and
then blamo the insurgents. Tho
whole affair has created a controver
sy that is likely to reflect in tho ac
tion of both regulars and Insurgents
In dealing with tho rest of tho admin
istration program. Taft, It is de
clared, is likely to find that he will
have hard work to get support from
his former lieutenants when tho oth
er administration measures, come up
Politicians are predicting today,
that the postal savings bank bill, an
other of the pet measures of tho pro
gram, and one of tho things Taft
promised during his pre-election cam
paign, Is likely to strike several
snags that will make Its passago
through congress exceedingly difficult.
Ninety Per Cent of the Houses
in a City of 40,000 Go Up in
Smoke Seven Thousand
Houses in all, Destroyed.
HUNDREDS ARE INJURED
Eire Started at 2 o'clock Tuesday Af
ternoon and ut f:30 tho City AVas
Mass of Smouldering Allies
Troops AVero Hushed to tho Sumo
and Saved Many Lives- -Mnnv Aro
Reported Missing, and 110 Doubt
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.' UNITED MESS IXASED. WIBB.l
Tokyo, May 4. Hundreds of per
sons were Injured and many aro re
ported missing in a fire which de
stroyed 7,000 houses in tho city of
Aomori yesterday afternoon. Re
ports from military authorities who
havo taken possession .of tho rem
nants 'of tho burned city, received
here today, wero tho first intima
tions that a great djsastor had oc
From tho meagor official dis
patches It Is Impossible to ascertain
the number of casualties.
Tho firo wiped out of existence 90
per cent of the entire city. Tho fire
raged from 2 o'clock in tho nftor-
noon until 5:30 when nothing re
mained In the burned area but
masses of smoking ashes " and
Tho terrified inhabitants appealed
to tho govornor of tho prefecture
and troops wore rushod to Aomori
Tho troops fought the flames and
rescued hundreds of persons, THo
origin of tho fire has not been ascer
Tho official dispatches contain an
appeal for medical supplies, food
and clothing and report that great
Aomori is tho principal city. In the
Ken or Prefecture of Aomprl In the
furthormost part of tho Island of
Hondo, the largest Island of Nippon
Its population was estimated at 40,.
IS GUUILTY OF
MURDER SAYS JURY
fOMITED I'ftCSS tXXHSD WIWO.)
Tacoina, Wush., May 4. Charles
Wezler, Convicted of murder In tin
second degree, will bo sentonced on
MORE ACCOMMODATIONS NEEDED.
Friday. At that' tlmo counsol will
move for a now trial.
Prosecuting Attornoy J, L. Mc
Murray declared today that ho will
Insist that Charles Wezler, against
whom a verdict of second degree
murder .was,, returned lato last night,
bo given lifo Imprisonment when ho
comes up for sentence within tho
next few days.
Tho motion pf Wozlor's attorneys
for a new trial will bo hoard by tho
court boforo sentence Is passed. Un
der tho stato law, ho Is amenablo to
a sentonqo ranging from 10 years to
On April 4, Wezler Induced his
former wife's mother to go to her
sister's homo at Gig Harbor by a do
coy letter, tolling her that her sister
was sick. Ho mot her on tho lonely
road while Bho waB on her way and
pleaded with her to uso her influ
ence upon his divorced wife to allow
him to sea his two small children.
When sho refused to help him.
Wezler pulled a revolver from his
pocket, according to his confession,
and shot her through tho head. Ho.
hid her body in tho woods and fled
to San Francisco. A week later It
was locatod by.,tho sheriff's blood
hounds. Wozer was arrested at
San Francisco, a fow days later and
brought horo for triaL Tho trial
lasted four days.
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IS A DODGER
UNITED rjIBSS LK1SBD WISE.
St. Louis, Mo May 4.-r-"PresldeHt
Taft Is one of tho most honest and
sincere officials tho country has over
had," declared John Temple Graves
today, while' tho president hlmsoif
wns driving about tho city.
Graves, who Is allied with tho
Hearst intorests, was addressing the
convention of tho Farmers' Union. Ho
praised Taft as an efficient president
and then donouncod former Prosldont
Roosovelt, Graves declared, took up
only such measures as wero popular
while ho was prosldeut.
"Ho flod to Africa to osaapo the re
sponsibility when his successor took
up tho necessary work of putting
through some of tho unpopular meas-
utes," Graves declared.
Are Given Glad Welcome . and
Taken M Through the Beau
tiful Pune Orchards on Lib
DELIGHTS . THEM
Admit They Own tho Electric' Road
and United Railways Made J?o
Promises About Building, but; tho
Richness of tho Valley. Astounds
Thoin Will Scnd Demonstration
"Cni1 Vith,Orogon Products to tho
East.'1 '-V ' -'V
JOHN C. YOUNG
TO BE DYING
P6rtland, Ore, May 4. It was re
ported this afternoon that Postmast.
or John C. Young, of Portland, is not
expected to live until nhtht. Ho is
sufforlng from cancor of tho stomach.
He has beon 111 for sovornl weeks, but
his condition was not believed to ho
serious until throe days ago, when ho
uffored a relapse.
Increase 1(1,121,0.10 Since lOOO.
Washington, May 4. Tho census
ofT today announcod unofficially
nn ostimate that tho population of
the country has Increased 15,121,-
030 Blnco 1900.
What Hll Will Bo For Oregon;"
Jns. J, Hill, the railroad mag
nate and empire builder, will
construct an independent depot
.for tho Hill lines' at Portland.
Ho acknowledges the owner
, ship of tho Oregon Electric and
United Railways,' and will, be
ypnd ilonbt, extend these lines.
Ho will begin ft publicity cam
palgn so vast and 'comprehen
sive that tho nanio of Oregon
will ho on tho tongue of tho ag
ricultural clnssca throughout? tho
American continent, and bring
hundreds of thousands of set
tlers to, the state.
Ho will build railroad lines
for tho accommodation of these
settlers who will come to Oregon
by becoming acquainted with its
marvelous nnd limitless re?;
sources through his publicity
Ho will spend thousands of
dollars In gathering Oregon ex
hibits for life exhibit car, which
will travel all over tho United
States and dlstribnto literature
proclaiming tho virtues of Ore
Glvo an Increased train service
between St. Paul and Portland,
and luuno tJio through train tho
"Orcgonlnn;"' also Increased
train service between Vancouver,
11. C, and Portland.
Thcso arc a few things James
3. Hill will do for Oregon, but
ho will do comities more things
in his campaign of development
nnil progress, which will bo 'an
nounccd from tlmo to tlmo as
tho campaign proceeds.
James J. Hill, tho ompiro builder
and the most commanding flguro In
tho railroad world of today; hla son
Louis F. Hill, president of tho-Grail'
Northern, and their staff Qf omplra
builders who spread tho forces of
(Continued on page olght.)
-Taylor in La AngaUs Times.
surpassing day bv
day its own wonderful record
of last year.
Oregonfjfc did a larger business in
Oregon in 1909 than any other
Life Insurance Company.
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