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OREGON CITY COURIER-HERALD, FRIDAV, NOVEMBER 11901..
and Tin Shop
JOBBING AND REPAIRING
-Opposite Oaufleld Blo k OREGON CITY
W. H. YOUNG'S
Livery & Feed Stabia
Finest Turnouts in City
OREGON CITY. OREGON
S. J. VAUGHN'S
-Livery, Feed and Sale Stables
Nearly opposite Suspension b.'idge
First-Class Rigs of All K. ds
OREGON CITY, OREGON
E. E. G. SEOL
Will give you a
Bargain h Wall Paper
Wall Tinting and in
General House Painting
Paint Shop near Depot Hotel
VALUE $650.00 ;
TO BE GIVEN AWAY
The enterprising citizens of Oregon
City have purchased a $050 Chickering
Piano and will on January 25, 1902, give
it to the organization or person receiv
ing the greatest number of votes. The
instrument and ballot bos are on exhi
bition at Burmeister & Andresen's jew
elry store, where the ballots are counted
every Wednesday evening and the result
published in the Courier-Herald. - The
official ballots are WHLTE and are
printed by the Courier-Herald and is
sued FREE by the following merchants
with every 10-cent purchase:
li. Freytag, groceries
V. Harris, groceries -
Schrewe & Vernum, meats
Burmeister .k Andresen, jewelry
Charman & Co., drugs
' Courier-tJerald, printing
Moo e's Pharmacy
Welsh's Candy Store
Red Front, general merchandis e
I. Selling, " '
F. T. Barlow, groceries
J M. Price, clothing
P. O. Cigar .Store
Pope & Co., hardware
A. Robertson, groceries
Ely Bros., general merchandise
G. A. Harding, drugs
J. W. Blaney, meats
G. Rosenstein, clothing
W. L. Block, housefurniaher
Kozy Kandy Kitchen
P. G. Shark, barber, confectinery
H. Schrader, bakery
Mrs, Deute, ladies' turn ishing goods.
' I have used vour Hair Vieor
for five years and am greatly
pleased with it. It certainly re
stores the original color to gray
hair. It keeps my hair soft." Mrs.
Helen Kilkenny.New Portland, Me.
Ayer's Hair Vigor has
been restoring color to
gray hair for fifty years,
and it never fails to do
this work, either.
You can rely upon it
for stopping your hair
from falling, for keeping
your scalp clean, and for
making your hair grow.
$1.00 t bottle. All dniitUlj.
If your druggist cannot supply you,
send us one dollar and we will express
you a bottle. Be Bure and give the name
of your nearest express office. AddreBS,
J. C. AVEIt CO., Lowell, Mass.
rrnmii -mniwri m himi
The Northern Pacific is not
ed among railways for its
advertising matter. Its
IJ1,- AltliAcf pamphlets, folders, booklets, etc., are
J7 Of XjlAIJJLOo V tastefully gotten up and are valuable for
what they contain. Here is a partiai list
Tn4-1iln of what MR. CHAS. S. FEE, eneral Passenger
0 111111 il Agent, St. Paul, Nlnn., will Send out, carefully
mailed, upon receipt of prices given. Any combi
nation can be made, and money or express orders, silver or stamps will be
accepted. This is a fine opportunity to obtain eood descriptive reading
matter for little or nothing.
Wonderland i oo i
An annual publication, beautifully illustrated In color and
hnlftone. This number treais particularly of the history of
I ho Northern Paclflo's Trademark, the custer Battlefield in
Montana, and tlie Yellowstone Park. - '
Miniature Yl cnderland
A neat and dainty publication containing a complete history
i f Iho Northern Paeitio Trademark. The nrliatic oovers of
the Wonderland, luoi are used in miniature.
Wild Flowers from Yellowstone
A book of pressed wild flowers from Yellowstone Park,
showing the real flowers in their, natural colors. A dainty
and beautiful souvenir ten specimens of flowers and six
full page illustrations of Park scenery,
Yellowstone National Park-
F fly Cents
Vagaries of a Cold.
You can never be quite sure where a
cold is going to hit you. In the fall and
winter it may settle in the bowels, pro
ducing severe pain. Do not be alarmed
nor torment yourself with fears of ap
pendicitis. At the first sign of a cramp
take Perry Davis' Painkiller in warm,
sweetened water and relief comes at
once. There is but one Painkiller, Perry
Davis.' 25 and 50 cents.
A new 112 page book In strong,
flexible oovers. good paper.
plain .tvpe, illustrated, pocket size, a compendium and
descriptive of the World's Wonderland.
Climbing Mount Rainier
An Illustrated pocket-size book, 72 pages, in strong, flexible Send
covers, printed on heavy paper, descriptive of an aacent of Tw'-nty-flre
the highest peak in the United States outside of Alaska of a Coins,
Tiie Big Comedy Event.
The great big comedy event of the
season will take place when the new
comedy farce "A Wise Woman" will be
presented in this city. Itj representa
tion will enlist a corps of artists of repu
tation and of undoubted talent.
SPREADS LIKE WILDFIRE. .
When tilings are "the best" they be
come "the best selling." Abraham
Hare, the leading druggist, of Bellevue,
0., writes: "'Electric Bittersare the best
selling bitters I have handled in 20
years." You know why? Most diseases
begin in disorders of stomach, liver, kid
neys, bowels, blood and nerves. Elec
tric Bitters tones up the stomach, regu
lates liver, kidneys and bowels, puri
ties the blood, strengthens the nerves,
hence cures multitudes of maladies. It
builds un the entire system . Putsnew
'ife and vigor into any weak, sickly run
down man or woman. Price 50 cents.
SoldbyG. A. Harding, druggist.
Second-Ifand & Junk Store
That plenty but reproaches mt
Which leaves my brother bare.
Not wholly glad my heart can bt
While sis is bowed with care.
If I go flee and sound and stout
While his poor fetters clank,
Unrated still I'll still cry out
And plead with whom I thank.
Almighty, thou who Father be
Of turn, of me. of all,
, Draw us together, him and me.
That whichsoever tall,
The other's hand may fail him not,
The otticr's strength decline
No task of succor that his lot
May claim from son of thine.
I would be fed, I would be clad, t
I would be housed and dry,
But if so be my heart be sad,
What benefit have It
Best he whose shoulders best endure
The load that brings relief,
And best shall he his joy secure
Who shares that Joy with grief.
E. S. Martin in Scribner.
about ve miles away, claiming to have
a straight case against him,- and the
man had been under arrest three or
four days when I came Into the case
again. . A young man named Suiters,
who was a student at the state normal
school, came to my house at 10 o'clock
The ocean raved with doleful rotr
And northern gale blew fierce aud wild
When on the rugged western shore
Was cast a weeping, helpless child.
A nd while the tears her eyesigh t blurred.
at night to make a confession. He was f,h?1fo.Ildl.ed on her tender breast
SELF ACCUSED E
BY M. QUAD.
Copyright, 1901, by O. 1). Lewis. '
I had been practicing law in the town
of Lancaster for about four years when
James Higglns, merchant, was mur
dered. According to the testimony of
his wife, they were aroused at mid
night by a noise down stairs, and he
weut down to investigate. She heard
angry words, followed by a shot, and,
giving an alarm, it was found that the
husband had been shot through the
heart It was noted that nothing in the
bouse had been taken and no prepara
tion made for robbery. A window
which had been left unfastened offered
means of Ingress, and the shooting
had taken place lu the sitting room.
Mrs. Hlggins was sure that there had
been a sort of dispute before the fatal
Bhot was fired. She was sure of her
husband's voice; but, as to the other,
she was undecided as to whether it
was a man's or a woman's. The de
tectives proceeded on the theory that
a man had effected entrance with in
tent to plunder. Be had no sooner got
Into the house thnn he was confronted
by Hlggins, who, though unarmed, was
a strong man. He had probably called
upon the burglar to surrender and per
haps laid hands on him and had been
killed that capture might be avoided.
The first suspect arrested was the
hostler at the barns of one of the ho
tels. He had been seen on the Btreet
Highest P: ices Paid for Second-Hand
Goods, Hides, Junks,. Metals of all
Second-Hand Qoods Bought and Sold
Goldstcns, Sugarman & Co.
We Respectfully Call Your
Attention to the Following
Green Coffee from . ioc pound
Best Rice, 16 pounds for . .ft oo
Arm & Hammer Soda, bulk, 8 lbs for 25c
Shoe Dressing, per bottle 7C
Bluing, per box. ?c
Washing Powder, per lb.........; Sc
Soap, box of 20 bars 70C
Matches, 5 papers
Extracts, per oe. . . .
Bird Seed, per package
Bone Collar Buttons, per card...'. Sc
Money Purses, from Sc UP
Knitting Needles, per set 5C
Hair. Pins, per paper ic
Garter Elastic, per yard 5
Soutache Braid, all colors, per bunch 25c
Tape, two rolls for Sc
Skirt Binding, per yd Sc
Baby Ribbon, per yd ic
Darning Cottonj 2 rolls for 5c
Rick Rack Braid, per bunch 5c
White Metal Tea Spoons, per set 1 5c
White Metal Table Spoons, per set 25c
We carry the famous Dr.
proof and the Coronet Corsets.
from 50c to $1.50.
Boys' ". $! 25 and" up
Men's 1 00 and UP
Women's 2 25 and up
Sheet VVadding. 2 sheeets for 5c
Cotton Batting I9C
Gingham and Satine Umbrellas from
Silk Umbrellas, from
We carry the celebrated Gilbert Linings,
Our stoci$ consists of Staple arjd FQcy Pry Goods, Iotiorjs,
yats, Caps, Siloes, purQistjirj Goods, IJardwapc, TiQwarc, Gro
ceries, Etc. -
FARM PRODUCE AND SHINGLES TAKEN IN EXCHANGE
Red Front Trading Comp'y
Court House Block, Oregon City, Ore.
1 25 Up
Outing Flannels, .from....... 5c yd
Shaker Flannels, from 5c yd
We carry the C. C. C. Pocket Cutlery. Prices
from 20c up, and goods warranted.
In Cushion Covers we have a pretty assort
ment, and selling them at prices to suit you.
We are agents for the celebrated seam allow
ing Standard Patterns. Fashion sheets free.
BOOTS AND SHOES
We carry J. B. Lewis Wear Resisters and
Bradley Sc Metcalf. Shoes, which always give sat
Boys' Hats, from 50c
Mens Wool Hats ...50c, 75c and $1 00 up
Men's Felt Hats, from $i- 00 up
Boys' Heavy Bicycle Hose, ribbed, per nr. . 25c
Ladies' Hose, good quality, pair ioc
Ladies' All-wool Hose, pair 25c
Misses' and Boys' Extra Heavy Hose, 2pr. 25c
Men's Socks, ribbed top, pair. 1 5c
Men's Extra Heavy Soeks, 3 prs 25c
Men's Wool Socks, heavy, pair 25c
"We invite you to call and inspect our New
Millinery and Dress Trimmings before buying
elsewhese. In Dress Trimmings we have an as
sortment equal to any in Portland.
CAPES AND JACKETS
Ladies' Capes, from $1 25 up
Ladies' Jackets, from 3 coup
Misses'arnl Child's Jackets, from 1 50 up
We lave a good assortment of Women's Col
larettes, Storm Collars.
A STRANGE WOMAN CALLED AT MT OFFICE.
at midnight; he was known to have a
pistol; he betrayed many signs of guilt
when arrested. I was employed In his
defense and after half an hour's talk
with him came to the conclusion that
he was guilty. He didn't admit his
guilt, but at the same time he didn't
deny It with the warmth expected of
an innocent man. It was by accident
altogether that I mado a series of dis
coveries. This man had planned with
another to break open the passenger
depot and rob the safe. They had been
surprised while at work by a tramp,
and the hostler was afraid to talk to
me or any one else of the murder case
for fear of being found out In the less
er crime. When once I had the thing
straightened out, It did not take long
to upset the case of the police. I had
scarcely done this when I was upset
A bulldlug contractor named Otis
came to me to make a confession. He
had reasons to suspect that Hlggins
had ruined his home, and when there
was no louger any doubt In his mind
he had determined to kill the man.
He told me in detail of his going to the
house, effecting an entrance, telling
Hlggins what he had done and then
shooting him. He wanted to be tried
for the shooting and believed that the
Jury would acquit him. Acting on my
advice, he went to the police with his
story and at Its conclusion was put
I went to work on the case, but was
bowled over at the very outset. Mrs.
Otis declared In the most emphatic and
earnest way that she had never spoken
a dozen words to Higglns, her husband
bad never lutlmated that he had the
slightest cairse for jealousy of any man,
and, better than all. she could prove
that from 10 o'clock In the evening
until two hours after midnight on the
night of the murder he was at home
and In bed aud quite 111. This she did
prove by three witnesses. Otis had
told me a purely Imaginary story, and
b stuck to ft for several days, but at
length turned around and denied
everything. There were those who
ia"Td that he was "off" In his head, but
'he talked and acted like any sane man
end returned to bis business as soon as
The police now returned to their first
theory. The deed had surely been
done by some one who had entered the
house for plunder. After some days
'they arrested saloon keeper In a town
the murderer of Higglns. Hlggins had
by accident got hold of some love let
ters which the youug man had written
and had refused to give them up for
less than $100. Not having the money
to pay with aud being rendered des
perate, he had gone to search the bouse
at night. Saltcrs told of the conversa
tion when Hlggins came down stairs
how he got in and got out aud all the
details. I advised him to go to the
police, and, as In the other case, they
locked him up and felt sure that they
had the right man at Inst.
I was not retained by young Salters,
who announced that he would make no
defense, but I set out to clear up a few
points to satisfy my own curiosity. I
was not ions in ascertaining that he
was not in love with any girl and had
never been known to write a love let
ter; also that on the night of the mur
der he was in a town 20 miles away.
When these facts became known to the
police, they had to, drop their case,
though Salters protested to the last
that he was guilty. I had lost my keen
interest in the matter when a strange
woman, who introduced herself as Mis.
Hasklns, called at my oflice to make a
confession. She was a woman of 40,
good looking and intelligent and claim
ing to be a widow and to reside in a
town SO nilles away. She It was who
killed Mr. Higglns, and she had with
her the pistol from which the shot ha'd
been fired. The deceased, as she claim
ed with many details, had wronged her
only daughter while passing himself
off ns a single man. She had haunted
his store, but he had dodged her. She
had tried to meet him on the street,
but he had evaded her. As a last re
sort she had entered his house and
made the noise that brought him down
In my experience as a lawyer I never
heard a stralghter Btory, but before
sending the woman to the police, as in
the other cases, I began to Investigate.
The very first move proved that she
was either a monstrous liar or a bit
crazy. The lady at whose house she
claimed to have stopped had never even
heard of her. Then I discovered that
she had no daughter and that Mr. Hig
glns could not have known her and
that he had not visited her town for
12 years. To cap the climax, she was
home on the night of the murder.
There was one more Instance, and It
partook of the ridiculous at once. A
one -legged man named Wells, a resi
dent of the town, gave himself up to
the police as the murderer. He claim
ed to be a somnambulist and that the
deed was done while he was asleep.
ne didn't think he ought to be punish
ed, but he wanted to bo tried and ac
quitted. Not one true statement did
he make In all his story, and ho was
told to take his leg and get out. The
hunt for the true criminal was kept up
for a year, but he was never discover
ed. The police were no doubt right In
their first theory. The man entered the
house for plunder, aud, being discover
ed, If not attacked, he fired the fatal
shot and then escaped. It was more
than likely that he was a stranger to
You will naturally ask why those
people should have charged themselves
with a crime that they were not guilty
of. A physician could probably give
you a clearer answer, niy incory is
that they had taken an Intense Interest
in. the case, and from argument with
themselves how the crime was com
mitted or how they would have com
mitted it they got to the point of believ
ing that they actually did commit It.
Such cases are by no means rare, and It
must bo for some such reason that
courts often refuse to accept a plea of
guilty and give the accused a fair trial
for his life and liberty. Thero are peo
ple, as every lawyer and detoctive
knows, who are anxious to be witness
es in a case and will perjuro them
selves on the stand without seeming
to "be aware of It, and it is in carrying
out this singular line of conduct or
train of thought that oue may come to
With lovine enra n vnnnot wen hirH
Outcast like her, without a neet.
And long it seemed the bird and child
Must periBh on that famished shore
Until the child grew stiong and smiled
Lntil the bird began to toar.
And soaring on to cloudless heigtit
He drew down stars upon his breast
A full -grown eagle, in his flight
He reached the ocean toward the r t.
The child is grown to womanhood,
No blot nor stain her beauty mars,
Her eyes are true, her heart is good.
Her modeBt garment shows the stars.
Columbia is the woman's name
Who holds her banner high unfurled,
Ti e years add lustre to her fame,
Her eagle circles round the world.
I NEWS CF TEE WEEK.-
Coutlnued from page 1.
Tuesday, November 0.
Seized The Paris correspondent of
By the London Daily Mail says
French, lie understands that dis
patches have been Received
at the French capital announcing that
Admiral Uallard's division ot the Medi
terranean squadron had arrived at
Smyrnia and seized the Customs.
A cargo of wheat and flour will leave
Portland today for South Afri :a tonight.
Coal or gas is believed to burning un
derneath tiie ground, near Stevenson,
Wash. The location is near coal fields,
and emoke is coming up through crev
ices in the rocks.
Wednesday, November 6.
Tammantiy Seth Low; ex-president
Defeated. of Columbia university,
and four years ago the
citizens union candidate for the first
mayor of greater New York,' was electee!
the second mayor of greater New York
by a plurality ranging anywhere from
30,000 to 40,000, defeating Edward 41.
Shepard, of Brooklyn, the democratic
nominee. The campaign was an excl
ing one, and the v t, though somewhat
leBB than the p'. n-ni il year, was the
largest ever p -i u, a municipal con
test in this (- ., ,ry. Croker has re
signed the 1' Mie.rliip (.1 Tammany, and
remarked that ilio w nle needed a
The electiou returns tlx vt that the
New York legislature is republican.
Schmitz, the union labor candidate wag
elecied mayor of San Frar.c'ieco, and the
board of supervisors democratic; the
rest of the ticket divided hetweeen re
publicans and demoerals. In Sacra
mento the republicans won. Ohio and
Pennsylvania republican. In Maryland
the democrats carry (he legislature.
Kentucky elects a democratic legisla
ture and mayor of Louisville. Khode
Island went republican by 6,090. In
Colorado city elections generally demo
cratic. Iowoa republican by 00,000.
Massachusetts republican by 70,000, aud
Boston democratic bv 7,000. Nebraska,
republican by 10,0i,U. In Connecticut
republicans carry majority of delegatus
to constitutional convention. South
Dakota, Utah, New Jerrey and Kansas
republican. Virginia and Miss, went
demos ratio by good niajoritiee.
Thursday, November 7.
Death of Earl Li, Ohina's Shrewd
est Statesman. A dispatch from l'ckiu
thiB morning stated that Li Hung
Chang died at 11 o'clock. At midnight
he rallied slightly. His family had in
stalled native doctors in charge of the
patient, the regular physicians having
reiused to attend him unless the Chi
nese doctors were diemissud.
KanilnK the Baby.
We lately came across tho extraor
dinary Christian names of Suetonius
and Trinidad Orbcgoso, the latter fem
inine. There must have been some
special . reason for bestowing such
queer names; but, even so, it scarcely
Seems Justifiable to uiimo children In a
way that must needs make them un
comfortable, particularly In their
school days. The choice of a name,
however. Is far more difficult than It
When one hears a number of young
people talking together, all their names
sound pleasing, yet perhaps there Is
not one that oue would choose for daily
and hourly use. And then when a
favorite one has been thought of care
must, be taken that It is one which
sounds well In conjunction with tho
surname, and also that tho Initials do
not form an unsuitable word. Charles
Urquhardt Barnard and Ualph Oliver
Townsend, for Instance, nre names
which sound very well in Cull, but to
use the Initials would bo trying. Ex
change. Where Women Choose.
Between the mountains of India and
Persia Is a powerful tribe among
whom an extraordinary custom pre
vails. Women's rights apparently bav
received full recognition, for the ladies
of the tribe can choose their own hus
bands. All a single lady has to do
when she wishes to change her state
Is to send a servant to pin a handker
chief to the but of the mau on whom
her fancy lights, and he Is obliged to
marry her unless he can show he Is too
poor to purchase her at the price her
Geer's Life Threatened.
Salem, Nov. 5. A letter was received
at the governor's oflice today Uneaten- .
ing Governor Ceer with the fate of Presi
ident McKinley unless, within six days,
he should release one Edwin V. Twei
man, who is now in the Walla Walla
penitentiary, eerving a term of 20 years.
The letter is signed "Six Parties," and
is written from Dunsmuir, Cal., and
dated November 2, 1001.
The writing is that ot a man and fairly
good English is used. A great dual of
ignorance is displace I in thinking Gov
ernor Geer has jurisdiction over a peni
tentiary in the stte of Washington.
Deafness Cunnot lie Citreit
by local applications, as they caniiot
reach the diseased portion of the ear.
There is only one way to cure Deafness,
and that is by constitutional remedies.
Deafness is caused by an inflamed eon
dition of the mucuous lining of the Eus
tachian Tube. When this tube gets in
flamed you have a rumbling sound o
imperfect hearing, and when it is en
tirely closed Deafness is the result, and
unless the inflammation can be
taken out and this tube restored to its
normal condition, hearing will be re-
srtoyed forever; nine cases out of ten
are caused by ratarrh, which ia nothing
but an inflamed condition of the mucous
We will give One Hundred Dollars for
any case of Deafneni (canned by catarrh)
that cannot be cured by Hall's Catarrh
Cure. Send for circulars, free.
b J. Chenky & Co.,
Sold by Druggints, 75c.
Hull' Family Pills are best.
Mors tiie rot tiii am) ivoi(K9rr
Laxative Bromo-Qiiinine Tablets tuva
a cohl in one day. No Cure no Hjr
Price 25 cents.
When you visit Portland don't fil to
yet your lutein xt the Koyal Hcfttaurant,
Firot and MadUon. They srve an ex
cellent meal at a moderate price; snood
tq:,are meal, 15or
VonKn.-wWli.it V011 Are Tuklutf
Wbm yi-o lake Grove's Taltl(-s8 Ctdll
Tonic because the formula in plainly
printed on every bottle thowing that it
is simply Iron and Quinine in l tas-tfte'fl
form. No Cure, No pay. SOc.