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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1903.
SPARRING FOR TIME
Factions Are Dickering in
Delaware at Last.
BUT CANNOT COME TO TERMS
Jlcnnvrlille I)riiiorrnt Itencir Offer
to Support One Anti-AdtIIck 31na
for Senator ltcpahllrana Come
DOVER. Del., Feb. C. A proposition
from the Democrats to aid In the election
of two regular, or antl-Addlcks, Repub
licans, Is bc-Uovcd by many to be the only
solution of the muddle created by the re
tirement of Mr. Addlcks. Ex-United States
Senator Kenny, one of the Democratic
leaders, lias submitted a proposition to tho
Democratic caucus. Involving an offer to
the regular Republicans of the solid sup
port of the Democrats for the nominee of
that faction for the lone term In the
United States Senate, leaving tho short
The friends of Colonel Dupont are un
questionably controlling the movements of
the regular Republicans, and they are ad
vancing the argument that the -withdrawal
of Mr. Addlcks is merely a trick on his
part to get Into the Senate by a circuitous
The regular Republicans asked nt the
Addlcks caucus for an extension of tlmo
until next Monday. The others reluctantly
yielded to the rcqucrt.
Tho 15th ballot for Senator resulted:
Ixmg term Irving Handy. Dem., 21: L. 11.
Hall, regular Rep., S; J. Kdwaxd Addlcks,
Union Rep.. 21; Anthony Hlgglns, regular
It la understood that the Democrats of
fered to support Congressman Ball for the
long term, allowing tho other Senatorshlp
to take care of Itself. This offer was re
jected today, but It may be taken up and
The regular Republican conference com
mittee made a last request of the Union
Republicans before agreeing to accept the
Democratic proposition. It was:
"Will you allow us to name one Senator,
you to take the other?"
The Union Republicans replied that they
could abide by nothing but the vote of a
majority of the Republican caucus. The
regulars then retired, and the Union Re
publican committeemen, Connor and
Townpcnd. submitted the final proposition
" of the Addlcks men ns follows:
"We, will stand or fall by tho principle
jof majority rule."
Both sides agreed finally to allow nego
tiations tt remain open for a few days, as
it was then time to take a ballot for
United States Senator.
State Chairman Allee. the Addlcks lead
er, said, after the balloting:
"Our ofTer still stands out of courtesy
to our Republican associates. Mr. Ad
dlcks, of course. Is our candidate until an
other caucus is held. He simply withdrew
in the Interest of harmony, but we refuse
to change from him until there Is a gen
eral caucus of all the Republican mem
ber." When Assemblymen Townsend and Con
nor went lnto'tho regular caucus with the
Union Republican offer. Assemblyman
Klynn, the regular Republican leader,
"While we cannot do all that you ask,
still I feel that we are very close togeth
er." Inctrncted for Cuba and Canal.
TCiacX'KarKT-1 A -resolution in
'Etructlng the United Slates Senators from
Kansas to vote for the, Cuban reciprocity
treaty and the Colombian canal bill passed
both houses of the Legislature today. No
opposition to the measure was shown In
Colorado Favor Statehood.
DENVER, Feb. 6. The - Senate today
passed a Joint memorial to Congress urg
ing the passage of the omnibus statehood
BRAZIL CAPTURES A FORT
Takes Bolivian 1'risonera In Acre
Arllltratlon In Ilefuaed.
RIO JANEIRO. Feb. C The Acre dis
pute between Brazil and Bolivia is becom
ing more serious. Dispatches received
Mere from Manaos, on the Rio Negro, a,
branch of the Amazon, jsay the Brazilian
forces under Colonel Ibanos have captured
Puerto Alonzo, in Acre, where Bolivia has
heretofore maintained a Custom-House.
The Brazilians captured 300 prisoners and
took them to Manaos, where they were
released by the Governor.
The correspondence jon the subject of
Acre published here, consisting of letters
exchanged between the Brazilian Foreign
Mlnister and the Brazilian Minister' to Bo
livia, indicates that an offer of arbitra
tion was made by Brazil to Bolivia, but
President Pando. of the latter country,
declared that the only arbitration possible
was the marching of troops to Acre.
Brazil therefore determined to send a
Btrong force of troops southward and oc
cupy the disputed region, after, first noti
fying Peru, which also claims a part of
TORRES STEI'S DOWX.
Suspected of Favoring: Reyes for
TUCSON, Arit. Feb. 6. Star advices
from Hermoslllo, Mex., state that General
Xuls Torres has .resigned his command of
the first military zone by request. He is
.succeeded by Brigadier-General Lorenzo
Torres. The reasons assigned by the
'Minister of "War are that Torres was not
active enough against the Yaqul Indians.
Torres friends claim that his close friend
ship with General Reyes. ex-MInlster of
War, was the cause of the call for his
resignation. Itejes Is considered a formid
able candidate tor the Presidency. The
removal of Torres Is said to be In accord
with the policy of the administration re
All Is Quirt in Salvador.
NEW TORK, Feb. C Ernest Schcrnl
kow. Consul for SUvador, today received
the following cablegram from the Minister
of Foreign Affairs of that republic:
"The country is completely quiet An
abundant coffee crop is now being shipped.
Guatemala's war preparations will not
succeed In arousing the country except In
extreme cases. Disturbances in Honduras
do not affect the peace of Salvador. Our
government will observe strict neutrality,
limiting Itself to guarding tho frontier."
Plerol'a Declines Presidency.
LIMA. Peru. Feb. . Replying to a
note from the central Democratic com
mltta urging him to permit his candi
dacy for the Presidency. General Nich
olas Plerola, the former dictator and later
President of Peru, has replied that he 'Is
sorry he is unable to respond to "the 'pa
triotic call, and added that public duty
forbids htm to abandon his attitude of
total abstention from politics. The Gen
eral's statements have produced a great
Enrthqnnke In Jamaica.
KINGSTON. Jamaica. Feb. 6. A severe
earthquake, accompanied by loud rum
blings, "was felt in the western port of
this Island last nighX
Clonttli ninnied for Wreck.
TUCSON, Feb, 6. One of -the Coroner's
Juries, the Culver Jury, today ren
dered a verdict is the matter of the
Southern Pacific wreck at Esmond. The
Jury found that 11 bodies were taken from
the wreck, only three of which It was
able to identify. It pUced the responsi
bility for the disaster upon Operator
Clough. of Vails, who. it says, received
tWQ orders to be delivered to Conductor
Parker, of No. 7, but only gave him one.
The Rlchcy Jury Is expected to render its
BEESWAX OR OZOKERITE?
Hlshlr IntercntliiK Problem Over
WlilcU Authorities Differ.
TREMONT. Or., "l. S. (To the Edi
torsNoticing by The Orcgonlan of the
30th and 3lst that the great beeswax mys
try of Nehilem Beach, like Hamlet's
ghost will not stay down, and having
for years held the same opinion as that
of Dr. A. C Kinney, though In the light
of recent investigations I must differ
with the gentleman, and through the
courtesy of the editor will give my rea
sons for changing my opinion. Ozokerite
belongs to the hydro-carbon group of
minerals and is a crude parafHne. or
Nature's production of parnfllne. Most
of the paratllne of commerce Is produced
in refining petroleum. ,
Ozokerite is found in Turkey, Green
land. Austria and occurs In the United
States in" Emery and Uintah Counties.
Utah: has a foliated structure and is of
a waxy, unctlous nature and appearance,
liavlng a dirty yellowish brown or black
ish green color, with a strong odor of
carbon: it fuses at from 00 to G degrees.
With a specific gravity all the way from
0.ES to 0.90. has a greasy touch and Is
easily dented with the finger-nail. Is
known as "cnlwax" In Germany and
among the French as "Ccre-fosslle." Its
greitest source of production being Ga
Hcla, Austria, and Moldavia, while a por
tion used in the United States comes
from Utah, where It is usually associated
with gllsonlte, albertlte, elnterlte and oth
er hydro-carbon compounds.
Dina (who Is recognized as standard
authority the world over) gives the com
position of the ozokerite from Slavic
Moldavia, as: Carbon, Si.: hydrogen.
13.; Its specific gravity. 0.K3. and melt
ing rolnt at C2 degrees, whilst the Utah
product is given as: 'Carbon, S3.41; hy
drogen. 14.43: gravity, 0.971. Ozokerite is
usually found In the Reims of carbonifer
ous matter or in the fissures of rock at
or near faults In coal formations and
near beds of lignite., though that found
In Utah is In the form of veins severat
Inches thick, frequently associated with
a fibrous talc, in the immediate vicinity
of beds of coal and other hydro-cirbon
compounds and bituminous substances of
the carboniferous formations, and usually
occurs where an eruption or other dis
turbance has taken place during the for
mation of coil. Conditions, the evidence
of which I readily admit, exist in and
about Nehalem Bay and river. And in
list, whilst the writer waa making an
examination of the Nehalem coil fields,
I found' not only an Inferior quality of
Jet, but also gilsonlte and a substance re
sembling elaterite and other fossil resins.
Tet I cannot agree with the Doctor, who
is so positive that the material In ques
tion Is ozokerite and not beeswax, for
how does he account for the square cakes
with the carved figures, that are dug
out of the sand on tho beach and sand
fplt. If, as he claims, the material comes
down the Nehalem River from nn un
known source? Nor. does he explain 'how
so soft a substance as crude ozokerite
could travel any distance, continually
coining in contact with rocks, sand, peb
bles and other debris, and yet preserve
ita angular form and without being cov
ered with leaves, bark, sand and other
material gathered along its course, as
we all know that quartz, which. Is No. 7
In the scale of hardness, toon wears off
its edges and assumes a rounded form
in traveling but a short distance down
In 1S93 the -writer took several sam
ples of the Nehalem product to the
World's Fair at -Chicago, In order that
It might be compared .with the mineral
wax from other countries, r.s well as to
get the opinion of the best authorities
from different parts of the globe.
Austria made tho only display of "erd
wax" or ozokerite at the Exposition,
consisting of quite a display of 'ozokerite
in all Its various grades of refinement,
from the crude black totho pure snow
white parafllne of our drug stores, and
when I handed the Austrian commission
er in charge a piece of the Nehalem ma
terial he at once pronounced It an ozok
ento of a superior quality, yet when we
passed the same piece to tho chemist of
the exposition for analysis, he declared
it to be beeswax, pure and simple. "While
Professor George P. Merrill, of the
United Suites Geological Survey and Cu
rator of the Smithsonian Institution, mado
a thorough analysis -he found In addi
tion to the constituents of beeswax other
foreign elements such as silica, chloride
of sodium, potassium and magnesium,
bromide of magnesium, sulphate of mag
nesium, sulphate and carbonate of cal
cium, all of -which are contained in the
waters of the ocean.
After my return from the "World's Fair
I was shown several square blocks or
cakes, with figures carved on them after
they had been molded. This, -with the
analysis of the two substances,, Is .con
clusive evidence to me at least that the
material had passed through human hands
before finding its way to the Nehalem
Beeswax Is composed largely of salts
of palmetlc add, mellssyl and palmltate.
Palmitic acid consists of the following
formula: C 32, H. 31. O. 3. Beeswax Is
No". 1 in the scale of hardness. Its fusing
point running all the way from 140 to IE;
while ozokerite Is composed of C ES. H.
15. fusing point from C3 to 65; while par
afllne or "refined ozokerite" is C. SI, H.
13, -with fusing point several degrees low
er than the raw material.
Taking all these facts into considera
tion I cannot agree with the doctor that
It is ozokerite, while the preponderance
of evidence favors the product of the
busj- little bee. ' A. W. MILLER,
Different Customers Par Differently.
New York Sun.
In one of the smartest of the dress
maker shops a beautiful gown was exhib
ited the other day. One of the women
who had long been a patron of the estab
lishment stopped to admire It. "Beauti
ful. Isn't It?" said the custodian. "The
cost Is $C00. "Why don't you order one like
"Vou know I never paid you JGOO for a
gown In my life," the customer answered.
"That is far beyond my regular limit."
"But you don't understand me." insist
ed the woman In charge. "The gown
wouldn't cost you that much. It's made
for a customer in the "West. But you
could have one like It for say J2S0. That's
the New York price."
Yet some New Yorkers believe that they
pay higher prices than anyone else in tho
Child Burned to Deatli
DRAIN, Or- Feb. 6. (Special.) A. taost
shocking accident happened at a mountain
cabin about five miles north of here yes
terday afternoon. A man named Gtbbs.
with his wife and little girl aged about 3
years, moved into the cabin recently. At
the time mentioned the parents left the
child In the house asleep and went to a
neighbor's, a mile and a half away, and
on returning three hours' later found the
house reduced to ashes' and the charred
remains of their little one in the ruins.
A fire left burning in the' stove or fire
place is tnld to have been the cause of
rthe horrible accident.
Bennett Going to Venezuela.
PARIS. Feb. 6. The Journal says James
Gordon. Bennett has sailed from Monte
Carlo, for Venezuela on board the yacht
Lyflstrata. Prince and Princess Mural
are his guwt on the yacht.
Coat or Pekln Expedition to Germany
BERLIN, Feb. 6. The total cost to
Germany of the China expedition up to
date, is K6.2CQ.00O. and the further require-
'ments are estimated at C 500,000-
CORPSES; AT All PRICES
GHOULS TELL HOW THE TRAFFIC
was CAnniEn ox.
Tliej- Say Dr. Alexnnder Paid Them
ijtt to Hotly .Handled In Rhllr
rond Wrcck n "Poor Subject."
INDIANAPOLIS. Feb. 6. Corpses all
the way from tZ to J10 'apiece, according
to quality and condition, seem to have
been the terms on which the Indianapolis
gravcrobblng syndicate did business. The
ghouls told the story themselves as wit
nesses in the trlfil of Dr. J. C. Alexander
today, and. some of their statements were
supported by the production of the
shrouds In which corpses had been
swathed. One was Identified by Its maker
by means of the needlework as having
been made for Mrs. Catherine Dochring,
whose body was stolen from the German
There was promise that there would be
no lack of sensations In the testimony in
the trial of Dr. J. C. Alexander in the
gravcrobblng case. A parcel in the pos
session of the detectives was Introduced
as evidence. The parcel contained two
shrouds found by the detectives In the
basement of the Central College during
one of tho visits made to the place with
search warrants. One of the shrouds was
identified by a woman who did the needle
work as the one made for Mrs. Catherine
Dochring, whose body was stolen from the
German Catholic Cemetery.
Samuel Martin, colored, who was promi
nently identified with Cantrell in the
graverobblng business, was the first wit
ness today. He first met Dr. Alexander
at the hatter's office last June, he said.
Tho doctor told him that he wanted from
17 to. 20 subjects for dissection, and would
pay J39 each. Martin said at this meeting
Dr. Alexander told Rufua Cantrell that
he would watch the death returns, at the
board of health and would notify Cantrell.
The first trip, he said, was in July, when,
with Cantrell and the others, he went to
tho Anderson cemetery and secured tho
body of Glendora Gates and handed It
over to the Central College. The next
day Dr. Alexander paid him J10.
His next trip was to the Ebenezer grave
yard, when the body of "Wallace Johnson
was secured. Dr. Alexander told him the
subject was not a good one because It
was mangled by the cars, and Martin re
ceived but J3. At the same graveyard he
assisted in getting the body of Johanna
Stiltz. for which Dr. Alexander paid him
tS. In addition to these bodies. Martin
said he got a body at' the insane hospital
graveyard which Dr. Alexander said was
a good subject. The witness assisted In
raising the body of Rose Neldllnger, at
the cemetery near Trader's Point, early
in August. The next day -he raw Dr.
Alexander Injecting fluid Into the body.
For this body Dr. Alexander paid him J10.
"Walter Daniels, with yellow skin and
restless black eyes, followed Martin. He
first met Dr. Alexander in company with
Cantrell In July. He was Introduced to
Dr. Alexander by Cantrell as "Walter
Daniels, of Chicago, a man who would
stick." Daniels raid:
"Cantrell told him I had worked for
Thornton J. Barnes, demonstrator of
anatomy at the Northwestern College, in
Chicago. Dr. Alexander said he was glad
that ome one would stick, for the boys
had fallen down. Cantrelt said bodies
were not worth much in Chicago, and Dr.
Alexander said they -were worth but' a
dollar In New York. He said he had
nothing on hand, but he would watch the
returns and let us know when we would
bo needed. The following Saturday night
we went to Dr. Alexander's office and he
told us there was a good colored subject
In the Anderson cemetery, and he wanted
us to go out and get It. I asked what my
share was. and he said three dollars. So
wo went out and got the body of Stella
Mlddleton. He said it was a good sub
ject, and paid me three dollars."
Daniels' testimony was not shaken on
Liveryman Case testified that Dr. Alex
ander had paid' him $40 for rigs rented by
Charles Madleras, a pawnbroker, said
Dr. Alexander had twice taken Cantrell's
clothes out of pawn and had paid him CO.
"William ipnes testified that he was
taken to Dr. Alexander's office by Can
trell, where he made arrangements to Join
the ghouls as a driver. Jones said ho
took no part In the robbing, merely watch
ing the team on the different expeditions.
On one of the trips to Anderson, he said.
Dr. Alexander drove up in his buggy and
talked with Cantrell. He said Dr. Alex
ander spoke to all the men. The witness
said he had been paid money twice by
Alexander, and once the doctor sent him
money by Cantrell.
EVIDENCE AGAIXST TOUXG.
Story of 'Sir. Pulitzer's DUapprnr
unce and the Trunk I Told.
NEW YORK. Feb. 6. The 12th Juror
was secured today In, the trial of Wil
liam Hooper Young, charged with the
murder of Mrs. Anna Pulitzer last Sep
tember, and Assistant District Attorney
Clark began hls.prcsentatlon of the case.
An alienist employed by the defense sat
near Young and prepared evidence which
ho is to give later on. In his address
Mr. .Clark said:
"We don't care what his name Is. or
that ho is the grandson of Brlgham
Young. "We don't care If he Is a Mormon
or not. The religious question has-nothing
to" do with the case."
Counsel outlined the. story of the dis
appearance of Mrs. Pulitzer and of the
finding of the body of the woman In the
'Morris Canal, of its identification by her
nusoana ana tne eviaence upon which they
expect to convict Young.
Young looked better today, but took no
Interest in the proceeding. Most of the
time ha sat with his head resting on a
table and with his eyes closed. The trunk
found in Chicago which contained some
of the clothing worn by Mrs. Pulitzer
at the time of her disappearance,- was
brought into the court today.
At the conclusion of Mr. Clark's ad
dress the taking of testimony was begun.
Daniel F. Powell, who found the body of
Mrs. Pulitzer, related, the Incidents and
described the locality. Other witnesses
told of the finding and disposal of the
body and identified the weight and strap
which had been attached to It.
Mr. Nellson, 13-year-old brother of the
murdered woman. Identified a shirtwaist
alleged to have been found in the trunk.
James R. Lynch, a policeman, testified
that he saw a man. assisted by the bell
boy of the house; carry a trunk from the
Clarence apartment-house and load it in
a buggy about 9:30 o'clock on the even
ing of September 17. The trunk looked
like the one In court.
James J. Moore, a youthful temploye of
tho livery stable: where 'the buggy was
hired. Identified Young as the man who
hired It about J5 P. M. September 17.
When the Assistant District Attorney
told Young to hold up his head that the
witness might see him. Young took no
notice of the command, and It was neces
sary for his lawyers to take him forci
bly by the chin and lift his head from the
There was no cross-examination and
then Moore was dismissed. Justice Her
rick adjourned court .until Monday.
Jenlouny Cauneii Double Crime.
LEADVILLE, Colo., Feb, 6. Valentine
Casagranda, a miner, today shot, his wife
twice, inflicting probably mortal wounds,
and then committed suicide. The couple
were separated and Jealousy was the caue
of the tragedy. v
I.nvnl Unlveraltr" Stntna.
ROME. Feb. 6. The Vatican Is contem
plating plnclng the Catholic University
of Laval, Quebec under the Jurisdiction
of the congregation of studies, thereby
removing It from the Jurisdiction of the
congregation of the' propaganda, as was
done January 12 in the case of the Cath
olic University at "Washington.
THIS STORE CLOSES EVERY EVENING AT 6 O'CLOCK
Today Terminates the Greatest
of All Out Great Sales of
ODDS AND ENDS AND
Come in and get some of the bargains still re-
5n maining. Prices today are so low they are sare to
inspire heavy baying. It will pay you to visit the
0 Sait Department; and be sere to look at the elegant
dress materials in black and colors, also the bargain
silks. And don't neglect the knit underwear, these
y are the days you want some of the great bargains in
0 warm, knit undergarments.' Look at lie handsome
P curtains, the white, enamel, brass trimmed beds, the
nice baby buggies and men's furnishings, that are
oeing sacnucea oeiore our stock: taking, wnich be
i gins tonight.
Today Is "glove day ." You want a fresh
pair for Sunday, and there are bargains in
our odd lines.
Shoes $5.00 shoes for 29c. Every shoe
on our Odds and Ends Table goes today
Great Demonstration Sale of
W. L. & Co. Gold-Filled Rines
Rings with handsome sets, beautiful settings, plain and
chased ones. Every one guaranteed to eive nerfect
, for five years. Come in and see
PROBLEMS OF THE TIME
ROOT DISCUSSES THEM TERSELY IX
night of nieh nnd Poor, night of
Every Mail to Do His neat, Hlght
of Block Man to Hold Office.
NEW YORK, Feb. 6. The 40th anniver
sary of the Union League Club was cele
brated at the clubhouse tonight by a. re
ception tendered to the survU'ors of those
who Joined the club in ISO. Elihu Root,
the Secretary of War, was chairman of
the reception committee. Secretary Root
congratulated the veterans of the club
upon having "woven a thread Into the
fabric of the great life of this country."
There are," he added, "many problems
coming up today on which the safety of
this Government depends. There are to
day situations of possible evil for our
country that call "for devoted patriotism.
First, tho division between the rich and
poor, under which wealth controls legis
lation and poverty Is trying to stir up a
war of classes, but every good citizen
should declare that never In this free land
shall we have a war of classes.
There are some labor organizations
which light against the better man doing
more work than the poorer man and hold
down the competent men to the level of
tho Incompetent and stupid. I do not de
clare war against labor organizations; I
believe in them. The laborer is cnUtled
to organize to get his otvn.
"After the Civil War the great question
was 'What shall we do with the black
manr and the answer was: "Give him
citizenship, equal rights, and he will rise.'
Three amendments were added to the
Constitution, and I fear we will have to
face the conclusion that the experiment
has failed. The suffrage has been taken
awaj from the negro, nnd in many of the
Southern States the black man no longer
has the right of suffrage.
"A curious development has been seen
within the past year. President Roosevelt
has appointed fewer black men than
President MeKlnlcy, and there are today
fewer black men holding office than when
McKinley died. Yet loud outcries are to
be heard In the South about President
Roosevelt's policy of appointing black
men to offices in the South. Under pre
vious Presidents McKinley, Cleveland.
Harrison and back to Hayes' time more
negroes were appointed to office and noth
ing was said.
"A black man attended an official recep
tion In Washington at the White House a
short time ago. The black man. as an
official of the Government, had always at
tended these receptions. Yet the invita
tion of the President to these men was the
signal for an outcry of-a thousand papers
In the South that the jvhltes were being
"I do not want to argue- this question.
I am only showing that' we have to face
a change of feeling In the South, where
the black man is denied the right to as
pire to the highest there Is In American
citizenship. This right to aspire to the
highest dgnlty. which was formerly un
questioned. Is now questioned. In n short,
time the white man will succeed In ex
cluding the black man from all offices in
the Southern States.
"We can never throw off the responsi
bility thnt rests upon our people for the
welfare of these black people that we
held in slavery fQI 80 many generations.
Now that the first attempt has failed, the
question Is what to do. and It should take
the greatest thought of the greatest minds
of the country-"
ROBBING OF POSTOFFICES
The Fnnhlonablc Crime to Which
Criminals .N'ott jGIve Attention..
'The very healthy and steady Increase
in crime In postofflce burglaries and mall
robberies during the past few years. ,and
particularly during the past year, knocks
the theories of those who believe that
crime is most rampant during hard times
into a cocked hat," said an experienced
Postofflce Inspector to, a Star reporter
this morning, "for at no time has the
country been more prosperous than now.
and at no time do our records show such
heavy increases In penal offenses against
the postal .laws and regulations.
The efforts of the thlefcatchers of the
inspection force have been correspond
ingly Increased, with the. result that more
offenders have been arrested and con
victed than ever before during a stated
period. Thu3, out of 1721 arrests of pos
tal offenders last year, we secured the
conviction of 72) criminals, leaving 603
cases pending in the United States Courts
Eleven prisoners forfeited ball. 10 es
caped and 73 were acquitted. The 'act
that the acquittals show so small beside
the large number of convictions, and the
many cases pending, of which a large
proportion are sure to result In convic
tions, testifies very satisfactorily to the
efficient way the Postofflce Department
police force work up their cases against
postal thieves, and proves their conten
tion that arrests are seldom made until
the Government's law-enforcers are pretty
sure that they have their man or men
dead to rights,' with sufficient evidence
at hand to carry conviction at the trial.
'The burglarious entering of postofflces
increased last year over tho preceding
year about 10 per cent- Of the total num
ber of arrests made, 1721. which was. HI
over the preceding year, a heavy In
crease, 112 of the culprits were Postmas
ters, 2S Assistant Postmasters; 64 clerks
in postofflces, 13 railway mall clerks. 23
letter-carriers. 43 mallcarriers. and iS men
employed In minor positions in the postal
"The remaining 1417 persons arrested
were men outside of the postal service,
and of these 2S7 were postofflce burglars.
It will be "seen, therefore, that out of the
total. 1721 arrested men. but 304 were at
tached to the postal service, and when
It is remembered that there are 76,000
Postmasters, and with these, those em
ployed in the many branches of the pos
tal service swell the total army up to
about 150.000 men. nearly three times the
present strength of the Regular Army
now under arms."
" IjniKnase nn "Shr In Spoke."
The young women have little notebooks
in yh'ch nre the following rules:
"The following words are not to be used:
'Customer. 'department.' 'miss' or 'lady,'
flat' or 'house,' "saleslady or "clerk, or
"Istead say 'patron.' 'flection.' 'madam.'
'apartment' or 'residence,', 'salesperson" or
"It Is requested by the management thnt
the use of colored stocks and brightly col
ored neckties bo discontinued.
"Do not raise the voice to attract the at
tention of the callboy or of the usher."
Futtl to Sinic In Araerlcn.
TX)XDON. Feh. 6. Adellnl Pattl has"
finally signed a contract for 60 concerts in
America, commencing November 3. next.
In Best Places
Without exception at all the
leading hotels and cafes
In its perfection of Age,
Purity. Flavor it fills ' the
need of places whose motto is
"Only the Best kept here'
BOTH CHILD BROS., A
.Portland, Or. "
Rare values Brief word today Yesterday's selling was
enormous More Silk, Sateen and Gloria Petticoats are
on sale today, and we expect to break all records In
5ateen, SX& Petticoats
qualities at $ .79
qualities at $ .98
qualities at $1.39
qualities atN- $1.58
qualities at $2.38
qualities at $2.80
lc to $5.00 each.
Many exceptional, novelties at 25c, 30c, 40c, 50c
H and&er chiefs
New qualities and styles just received 18c, 25c, 35c
Laberty vSatin Ribbons
Jin instant success C Per yard
SOOO pairs of Kid Gloves
To Choose From Today
JIIGO 2-clasp Overseam Kid Gloves with one row
Fosterine embroidery, all new Spring
shades, pair.....' ,pimKJKJ
LIWO Famous Pique
embroidery, new Spring shades. The
best glove in the world at
GHIRARDELLFS GROUND CHOCOLATE
Is not only more palatable than other cocoa prod
ucts, but it is purer and more healthful. Every
device for insuring purity in material and perfec
tion in manufacture which large capital can com
:: :: mand is used in the manufacture of :: ::
GHIRARDELLI'S GROUND CHOCOLATE
A beverage of strength and wholesomeness made
in an instant. Convenient, economical, delicious.
Sold in hermetically sealed cans never in bulk.
At our February unloading sale is bring
ing lots of trade. Never before have
such values been offered on any pianos.
.It beats -all so-called club sales. Pianos
at almost factory cost this month our
easy payment plan of$6, $8 and $10 per
month. Prices range from $175 up.
Allen & Gilbert-RamakerCo.
Snceniora to the IVIIey II. Allen Co.
200-211 First St-
1400 Second Are..
iCtd Gloves, Paris point
I Vi GROUND