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THE MORNING OREGONIAN. TUESDAY, JULY 21, .1903.
QETMONEY AND DUST
Connor Creek Mine Safe Is
BANDITS ARE BEING PURSUED
! Baker Countr Sheriff Is Put on False
Trail by a Party of Three Al
leged Prospectors Little
Hope of Capture.
BAKER CITY, Or., July 20. A "bold
'mine robbery occurred last Thursday at
J the Conner Creek mine. In the extreme
eastern part o this county, near the
i Idaho line. The mine Is near the Snake
River, about 30 miles above Huntington,
'and 50 miles east of this city, away from
Three masked men entered Superin
tendent Merrick's office, and at the point
of a revolver compelled him to open the
safe. They took all the money and gold
duet It contained. The owners decline
to say how much they grot, but It is
; known the mine produces from 550,000 to
' 575,000 per annum, and the seasons are
.short It Is claimed thatthe robbers se
" cured In cash and .dust something like
$50,000, but one of the owners in this city
disputes this statement.
The Sheriff's office was promptly notl
fled, but special pains were taken to
prevent the press from finding out about
It until today. Sheriff Brown immedi
ately went to the scene of the robbery
and started with a posse In pursuit. He
met three men, who said they were pros
pectors. He Inquired If they had seen any
'men on the road, and they told him that
they had met three heavily armed men
over near the river.
The Sheriff started In pursuit, and final
ly overtook the three heavily armed men,
who proved to be Dr. Parker, E. "W.
Baker and R. Bowen, of this city, who
were out on a hunting expedition. It Is
now estimated that the three prospectors
were the robbers whom the Sheriff was
after. The Sheriff Is still pursuing the
robbers, but at last accounts no trace of
them has been discovered.
The Connor Creek mine Is owned by
Portland people, and is considered one
of the most valuable In the district. In
1SS2 It was sold for $60,000. United States
mint reports credit it with a production
of $1,500,000. It Is believed that the rob
bers were equipped with pack horses, and
that they headed for the Seven Devils
country, in which case their capture Is
ASSISTAVT POST3IASTKR BLAMED.
Baker City Offlclnl is Dismissed, for
BAKER CITY, Or., July 20. (Special.)
Postmaster Moomaw has received an or
der from the Postoffice Department at
Washington, directing him to dismiss As
sistant Postmaster George H.. Tracy. This
Is the sequel to the loss of two registered
letters sent through the Baker City of
fice on March 17 last, which were not re
ceived by the people to whom they were
The Postal Inspector was unable to get
any trace of the packages, save that, so
far as the records show, they never left
the office. The Inspector did not charge
any one with stealing the packages, but
he reported to the department that Mr.
Tracy was responsible for the handling of
the registered mall, and the order for his
dismissal states that it is made on the
recommendation of the Inspector on the
ground that Mr. Tracy was guilty of care- :
Tracy has been Postmaster and Assist
ant Postmaster here since 186S, and the
people generally have the utmost confi
dence In his Integrity. On request of
Postmaster Moomaw, the department
suspended the order for dismissal until
Petition for Tracy's Retention.
BAKER CITY, Or., July 20. (Special.)
A petition signed by the leading citizens
of this city has been forwarded to the
Postmaster-General, asking that the or
der for the dismissal of Assistant Post
master Tracy be revoked. His record for
the past 35 years in the postal service is
referred to, and attention is called to the
fact that his Integrity has never been
questioned, and is not doubted now by his
friends and neighbors.
The report of the Postal Inspector
singling out Mr. Tracy to suffer dismissal
has aroused considerable Indignation here.
The missing packages were mailed by
the First National Bank of this city, and
contained $450, and were addressed to
customers in Cornucopia and Pine. They
were thrown into the pouches at night,
and the pouches were left hanging open
on the liooks In the rear of the office un
til G o'clock the"next jnornlng, when they
were closed and dispatched on the stage
line by the mailing clerk.
The regulations require that all regis
tered mall shall be kept In the vault until
the mall Is ready to be dispatched from
the office. The regulations had been vio
lated to that extent for a long time, until
It became custom. By placing the regis
tered packages . In the pouches at night,
it was not necessary for the Assistant
Postmaster to come down to the office at
6 A.M. "What arouses the resentment of
the people here is the fact that, with the
exception above mentioned, Tracy was no
more responsible for the disappearance of
the missing packages than any of the
other people connected with the office.
It is understood that the money lost
was made good by Postmaster Moomaw
and the employes, all of them contribut
ing In proportion to amount of their sal
aries. SALE OF SEED OYSTERS.
Commissioners Make Statement for
Year of Trial.
OLYMPIA, Wash., July 19. (Special.)
The Board of Oyster Land Commissioners,
created by the last Legislature, has pre
pared a statement showing the receipts
from the first year's sale of seed oysters
from the reserves and from licenses is
sued to oyster-tongers. On Willapa Har
bor the receipts from the sale of seed
oysters amounted during the tonging sea
son, April 1 to June 15, to be $1972.65. At
10 cents per sack, which the law requires
shall be charged in all places outside of
Puget Sound, this represents nearly 20,000
sacks of seed oysters, which were used
to replenish the beds of Willapa Harbor.
On Puget Sound 25 cents per sack Is
charged under the provisions of the law
for seed oysters taken from the reserves,
but .most of the reserves were closed by
the board at the beginning of the season.
No tonging was allowed on the principal
reserves, and the receipts from sale of
seed oysters amounted to only $153.
From issuance of tonging licenses $445
was received at Willapa Harbor and $55
on Puget Sound. The total receipts have
amounted to $2625.C5, and the board has
expended $2328.52 on the reserves.
In view of the fact that the question of
throwing open to sale the state oyster re
serves has greatly agitated several suc
cessive Legislatures, and as the law
passed by the last Legislature is the first
attempt made to realize for the state any
material revenue from the reserves, the
figures .given above may, on account of
their smallncss, be pounced upon by the
advocates of sale the reserves as evi
dence that the revenues derived by the
state through retaining the reserves bears
n comparison to the amount that could
he derived by the sale of them to people
who would bring them to a state of culti
vation. Oyster men contend, however, that the
above la & good showing. In view of the
fact that no protection has hertofore
been given the reserves, and that they
have been robbed in high-handed way of
their seed oysters. It is contended that
this year's rest for the Puget Sound beds
will result In a replenishment that, if
looked after In succeeding years, will re
sult in bringing large revenues to the
state, and In building up the Industry by
giving the oystennen seed grounds that
can be depended upon to furnish them a
supply each year.
POLK SCHOOL REPORT.
Increase of School Attendance-
ries of Teachers Raised,
DALLAS,' Or., July 19. (Special.) C. L.
Starr, School Superintendent of Polk
County, completed his annual report for
1903 yesterday. The report shows a
marked Increase of school children in the
county since the census of 1902, the pres
ent number being 340S, as against 3302 last
year. The enrollment and average dally
attendance on the teachers' registers show
a slight decrease, which Is accounted for
by the fact that the report of last year
covered a period of 15 months, whereas
the present report covers only one year.
Many Improvements on school buildings
and grounds, new seats and apparatus
have increased the value of the school
property. New books are constantly be
ing added to the libraries, and teachers'
salaries have been increased about $6. ,
The financial part of the report shows:
Receipts District tax, $5445.86; county
school fund, $24,493.80; state school fund,
$5105.80; other sources, $8149.56; total re
Disbursements Teachers' wages, $27,
175.65; fuel and supplies, $2470.52; miscella
neous expenses, $9553.59; total disburse
Eight districts have levied special taxes,
the average being 4V mills.
DROPPED DEAD AT SEASIDE.
Contractor X. S. Johnson Was Hurry
ing: to Portland Train.
SEASIDE, Or., July 20. (Special.) N. S.
Johnson, a well-known contractor of
Portland, residing at 2S0 Benton street,
dropped dead on a street of Seaside at
4:50 this afternoon, while on his way to
catch the train at 5 o'clock for Portland.
He had been a resident of Portland for
the past 20 years, and was a native of
Ohio. He was in his 67th year.
His family had preceded him on the
morning train, but was caught by tele
graph, and returned to Seaside this even
ing. "Working: on Rainbow Mine.
DREW. Douglas County, Oregon. July
19. (Special.) The Rainbow mine In
Douglas County will In the near future
be among the producing mines of the
state. Atpresent they are working two
veins. The ore is from five to 20 feet
wide, carrying gold and copper values.
There are 2000 or 3000 feet of drift tunnels
and shaft work, exposing 100,000 tons of
ore or more. The company has been
steadily developing and blocking out ore
for the past two years, A plant for treat-,
lng ores will be erected soon.
W. H. 1L Fonts. -
WALLA WALLA, Wash., July 20. (Spe
cial.) The remains of "W. H H. Fouts, a
pioneer of Columbia County of 25 years
standing and an original settler of the
Willamette Valley, were sent to Dayton
this morning, death having occurred yes
terday of malignant cancer at a local hos
pital. Mr. Fouts crossed the plains In the '60s
to the Willamette. In 18S4 he established
the Dayton woolen mills. He was post-master-flve
years at Dayton.
BURNED BY HOT METAL.
Five Smeltermen Suffer Terrible In
juries and T-vo Will Die.
PUEBLO, Colo., July 20. In an explo
sion that occurred at blast furnace E, at
the MInnequa Steel Works, this afternoon
at 2 o'clock, five men were burned, two
of whom will probably die.
William Henry, burned all over; will
Thomas Jeffery, arms, shoulders and
head burned; probably fatally.
J. S. Williams, severely burned.
Nick Melovltch, left side and arm
John Smith, left side burned.
The men were opening the trap of the
bosh to allow the molten metal to run
into the ladles, when the explosion oc
curred. It is thought that a pool of cool
water In the trough caused the explosion.
The Injured men were taken to the Min
Street-Car and Wagon Collide.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 20. An east
bound electric car on the Electric Park
line, while running at a high rate of speed,
collided with a wagon filled with people
at Guinette and Michigan avenue, this
morning. As a result the following per
sons were bruised:
A. Speeter, right arm badly bruised.
Mrs. A. Specter, teeth knocked out and
contusions on head.
David Specter, 3 years old, bruised and
badly shaken up.
LOuis Specter, 36, neck twisted, left side
Cecil Specter, 15, left arm and left leg
Martin Brooks, 17 years, bad scalp
The wagon struck almost squarely. The
occupants were thrown on both sides of
the track and the vehicle completely
wrecked. It Is believed none are seriously
Frank Gould's Xarroir Escape.
NEW YORK, July 20. Frank J. Gould,
with his wife and another couple, have
had a narrow escape from injury in a
collision between their 40-horsepower
automobile and a Broadway car, in Bowl
ing Green. They were returning from a
day's tour in New Jersey and landed at
Whitehall Ferry. The party had Just left
the ferry-house when a car struck the
machine and knocked It 30 feet It ca
reened about on the rought pavement, but
fortunately did not overturn and the oc
cupants escaped unhurt. They had, how
ever, to complete th.elr Journey up town
Automobile Mangles a Golfer.
SCHENECTADY, N. Y., July 20. As a
result of an automobile accident which
occurred near this city, W. F. Steers and.
A. F. Knight have sustained injuries
which will probably result in the death of
the former and the maiming of the latter.
They were coming down from the Sara
toga Valley when the machine got be
yond their control and dashed down a pre
cipitous embankment, throwing both out.
Mr. Knight is a well-known golrer.
Well Known In Pittsburg.
PITTSBURG, Pa.. July 20. Robert M.
Hays was one of the wealthiest and best
known pipe-line contractors in this part
of the state. He went to Nome, Alaska,
a month ago to lay a water line for a
local gold mining company. He was ac
companied by many of the stockholders
and their families, and great concern is
felt in the city for the other members of
The other victim, Sherman D. Gregg,
is comparatively unknown here. There
were at least 30 members of the Hay
party, 16 being workmen.
Blaze in a Bicycle Store.
Fire starting from a crossed electric wire
last night burned the interior of A. L.
Tibbitts bicycle store at 233 Yamhill street
and damaged the contents to the extent
The contents of Hyland Bros.' book store
next door were also somewhat damaged
by water. The fire department answered
the call promptly and had the flames under
control before they spread to any extent.
MANAGER BAKER WINS
JUSTICE SETOX DECIDES AGAINST
Contract of Woodford and Marlbro
Xot Violated California Trio
Case Xot Decided.
"This hard, this grasping, this rich and
powerful theatrical manager, who for the
sake of a few paltry dollars would de
prive poor hardworking actors of their
(Aside from the plaintiffs): "Ah. ha!
"This rich, this cruel Baker, who calls
such ladles and gentlemen as these 'dish
washers and hashsllngers,' aye, even
liars" Aside) "Ah, ha! Have at him!"
It was such a breezy day in Justice
Reld's court-room yesterday! The popu
lar manager of the Baker and Empire
theaters was up against a little bunch of
vaudeville performers who desired to sep
arate him from a portion of his enormous
wealth: that is, they wanted damages
for cancellation of their contracts to sing
and dance at the Empire. Two cases
were on trial. That of "The California
Trio" was taken under advisement by
Justice Seton, who acted In the absence
of Justice Reld. The other that . of
"Woodford and Marlboro" was decided
at once In Mr. Baker's favor.
John F. Logan, Mr. Baker's attorney.
Jumped very vigorously, figuratively
speaking, on his opponent several times.
Scrapping began at the opening,, when an
attempt was made to try both cases at
once. This failed and "The California
Trio" came up first. This vaudeville
team wanted damages from George L.
Baker, the Pacific Coast Vaudeville Com
pany and C. H. Brown, who were Jointly
defendants in both cases, claiming breach
of contract, as they did not appear at the
The courtroom was filled with vaude
vllllans and local theatrical people from
scene shifters to stage managers and box
office men. There was much nodding of
heads, flashing of eyes, laughter and oth
er manifestations of Interest and enjoy
ment. And It was a spicy session
Frank li. Gllmore, of "The California
Trio." took the stand on behalf of Olive
LeMoyne and Morey Long, the balance
of the trio. Gllmore testified that his
contract was signed in Seattle by C. H.
Brown, and that the trio was booked for
the Empire, with houses in California to
follow. Arriving in town, they met Baker
and explained that their contract was in
their trunk. The manager told them to
hold a rehearsal at the Empire, and called
the musicians together for their especial
benefit. After the rehearsal they were
informed by Chris O. Brown, stage man
ager of the theater, that they were not
to go on that night.
".Stage Manager Brown told us that
there might be one or two disappoint
ments In the first night's performance,"
said Actor Gllmore, "and. If so, we could
perhaps go on Tuesday night. In view of
our contract, of course, we thought this
Mr. Baker denied that Chris Brown had
any authority to make or cancel con
tracts, or to say whether performers
could or could not go on, except as Brown
was Instructed by him. When Brown was
cross examined on the matter of what
was meant by disappointments, he said:
"There are lots of alleged actors and
fierce acts In the vaudeville business.
When a house gets them they close them,
and that is why contracts are made as
they are. When a new bill in vaudeville
opens, a manager first learns what he is
Although Mr. Baker had told the trio to
await his return to the theater In the even
ing, they tired of waiting and departed.
They did not show up for work the fol
lowing night Wednesday Mr. Baker,
through his attorney, Logan, told them
to appear at the theater, but this they de
clined to do, explaining that if they did
co. Manager Baker might take advantage
of a provision' in the contract and close
them after the first performance. Miss
LeMoyne gave similar testimony, as did
"The arrival of the California trio was
a surprise to me," testified Manager
-Baker, in reply. "I had received no ad
vices that they were to play, and even
yet I have never seen their contract. But
I took their word for it and told them to
go to rehearsal, after which to wait for
me at the Empire Theater that evening.
They did not wait, nor did they show up
next day. I was under no obligation to
hunt for them, and, therefore, secured
Robert Inslee's monologue to fill up the
vacancy left by the cancellation of Wood
ford and Marlboro. That's all there is to
the whole matter."
Following the testimony In the Califor
nia Trio case, the court took up the caoa
of "Marlboro and Woodford. Wood
ford took the stand, saying ho
had come to Portland from Tacoma,
and on arriving here received word from
C. H. Brown In San Francisco that two
houses there were closed and that the
part of the contract calling for the Call
fonia circuit was cancelled. He said he
was told by Manager Baker that the act
was not to be played at the Empire until
July 6, although the contract called for
June 29, since which time WooAford and
3Iarlboro have bden in town. Woodford
says that he told Mr. Baker at the time
that after laying off here a week the man
ager might cancel him at the first per
formance, but that Woodford had been
assured that Manager Baker would not do
such a thing.
"What an Infernal liar," said Baker at
"I appeal to the court for protection
from such remarks," said Woodforti. who
has a faint suggestion of the great Sir
Hy. Irving In his appearance. Miss
Marlboro looked daggers at Mr. Baker,
and even the small, white lap dog she
carried looked agitated for a moment.
But Baker's attorney and the court's at
tention prevailed to quiet the irate man
ager and the trial went on,
Woodford calmly proceected to tell how
Manager Baker had heard part of the re
hearsal pf the act. and that after the turn
that night Stage Manager Brown had
abruptly closed the engagement, giving no
Both the California Trio and Woodford
and Marlboro testified that Manager
Shields had offered them work before
they came to Portland, but that they had
refused his offers because they did not
want to break their contract with the
"Woodford and Marlboro's act was
simply rotten." testified Mr. Baker, in re
ply to Woodford. "Before It was over, I
told Brown that we would have to cancel
them. When the Intermission came I
was glad to get out for a breath of fresh
air after such a performance."
"Is that . what you have Intermissions
for?" queried the examining lawyer.
"It's good to have them in such cases,"
returned the manager.
"Oh, I thought you might have gone out
for something more satisfying than fresh
air," said the attorney, and laughter
rippled around the courtroom.
Attorney Logan offered to produce tho
numerous witnesses to show the disagree
able character of the act, but the court
having perused the contract said:
"It will not be necessary. Tho clause
in the contract which In effect says that
the theatrical management shall be the
sole Judge as to the character of the act
precludes the necessity of any other opin
ions In evidence."
Then came tho summing up of the
cases. When Mr. Baker was roasted,
great glee was manifested by the friends
of the plaintiffs. The plaintiffs' attor
ney intimated that a plot or trap had
been laid for the express purpose of en
abling Mr. Baker to cancel the contracts.
This gave the opposing counsel an oppor
tunity evidently expected.
"Tho gentleman Intimates that it was a
plot, a conspiracy on our part to trick
these actors," cried Attorney Logan shak
ing a long, lean finger at the attorney
of Nome fame, "the gentleman Is quick
to make such assumptions, he has knowl
edge of such things, he should, be a good
"It is my firm conviction," went on
Baker's counsel, "that this actlon would
never have been entered by the California
Trio, that they would have appeared
Tuesday and go on the bill as expected
had they not fallen foul of a lawyer and
his clients Woodford and Marlboro."
At the conclusion the court pronounced
against Woodford and Marlboro, saying
there was no other view to be taken in
the face of their contract, which latter
he characterized as "harsh."
"If," said he, "the plaintiffs had seen'
to It that their contract read 'May be
canceled provided the act is not a good
one,' then there would be a chance for
them to bring in evidence; but the con
tract as it Is gives the employer tho
right to cancel If the act Is not satisfac
tory to him-."
UNION OFFICERS ENJOINED
KelloRff Company Backed by the
Leagues of Manufacturers.
CHICAGO. July HWudge Holden to
day granted a supplementary injunction
restraining Albert Young, president of the
Teamsters' Union, and the other officers
and members from Interfering with the
Kellogg Switchboard & Supply Com
pany's transaction of business.
The Illinois Manufacturers' Association
and the Anti-Boycott League have united
with the Kellogg company to force the
Issue with the teamsters.
Corpse Awakes and Sircars.
ROCHESTER, N. Y., July 20. George
Wilson, an old resident, who was pro
nounced dead by his attendants Saturday
night, has come to life. When the under
taker arrived Wilson's body was stiff and
cold. Preparations were being made for
embalming, when the supposed corpse
suddenly Jumped up and swore at the un
dertaker for handling him so roughly.
The Coroner has Issued an order forbld
aing embalming until 12 hours after cer
Labor Leaders Deny Guilt.
NEW YORK, Juy 20. Samuel Parks,
Timothy McCarthy and Richard Car
vllle, labor leaders, charged with extor
tion, appeared before Judge McMahon to
day and pleaded not guilty. The cases
then went over until Friday night.
Tlnplate Strike Broken.
PITTSBURG. July 20. The strike at
the McKeesport Tlnplate Company's plant
at Portvue seems to have been broken.
A number of new men were at work to
day and the officials claim that all of the
ten mills are running.
Glassbloivers Will Xot Unite.
CINCINNATI. O.. July 20. The conven
tions of the Flint Glass Workers' Asso
ciation and Green Bottle Blowers' As
sociation today rejected the president's
plans for consolidation.
Thousands Return to Work.
NEW YORK, July 20. Thousands of
men, members of the unions which have
signed the employes' plan of arbitration,
returned to work today, after being out
of work in many cases since May 5.
Panama Celebrates Independence.
COLON, Colombia, July 20. A general
holiday was observed on the Isthmus to
day in celebration of the Independence of
WAS BROWN A SUICIDE?
Coroner's Inquest on Late Recorder
PITTSBURG, Pa.. July 20. In the In
quest today over Recorder Brown, who
died recently uno;r suspicious circum
stances. Miss Nettie McLean, at whose
home the Recorder died testified that
Brown returned there on the Friday be
foro his death In a very nervous condi
tion. Dr. McKelvey prescribed one-sixtieth
of a grain of strychnine. She denied that
she hao received from the Recorder prop
erty worth $500,000. She received no prop
erty which she did not pay for.
On advice of counsel, she refused to
state what her Income from other sources
was and would not repeat what the late
Recorder hart told her concerning his wife.
Dr. W. H. McKelvey, when asked If Mr.
Brown had committed suicide, replied: "I
am rather suspicious that he did."
The Inquest was adjourned until July 31.
Lord Harrington Denies Murder.
ST. LOUIS, July 20. "Lord" F. Sey
mour Barrlngton today at his preliminary
hearing entered a plea of not guilty to
the charge of murasring James P. Mc
Cann. A continuance of ten days was
taken, as Barrlngton is very ill.
To Foreclose on Ship Trust.
TRENTON, N. J.. July 20. Suit was In
stituted in the Unlteu States Circuit Court
today by the Mercantile Trust Company,
of New York, for the foreclosure of the
$15,000,000 mortgage on the properties of
the United States Shipbuilding Company.
The suit is based on the default of the
payment of $400,000 Interest on July 14, and
the failure of the company to establish a
sinking fund. The plants covered by the
mortgage Include the Union Iron Works
of San Francisco.
Xcvr Indian School Supervisor.
OREGON IAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. July 20. Supervisor Edward L.
Chalcraft, of Washington, In charge of
Indian schools and agencies in the fourth
district. Including Oregon, Washington
and Idaho, has been transferred to the
first district -and will be succeeded by M.
F. Holland, now In the second district.
This is the periodical transfer of super
visors. Immigrants to Pacific Coast.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, July 20. During the past fiscal
year 413 Immigrants landed and were ad
mitted at Portland, none being turned
back; 2797 were admitted at Port Town
send, 29 were excluded and six returned
within one year after landing.
Strike of Clothing: Makers.
NEW YORK, July 20. More than 2500
knee-pants makers on the East Side have
inaugurated their annual strike. They de
mand a renewal of last year's agreement
with the contractors. It is also expected
that within the next few weeks between
20,000 and 30,000 workers, including makers
of cloaks, will lay down their work for
Santa Fe Shopmen Locked Out.
TOPEKA. July 20. The Santa Fe shops
In La Junta. Colo., will be permanently
closed on account of the strike there last
week. The work formerly done at La
Junta will now be brought to Topeka.
Conger Discusses Open Ports.
PEKIN, July 20. United States Minister
Conger today paid a visit to Prince Ching
and discussed the opening of ports In
Manchuria. Tho Interview had no defi
Detroit "Races Postponed.
DETROIT, July 20. On account of a
wet track, the opening of the Grand Cir
cuit trotting races has been postponed
Conservatives Win In Manitoba.
WINNIPEG, Man., July 20. The Man
itoba general elections held today resulted
In the return of the Robleln Conservative
government by about 20 majority.
Frederick Jordan, Type-f oander.
PHILADELPHIA. July 20. Frederick
Jordan, head of the American Type
Founders Company, Is dead.
LIGHTED HER OWN FIRE
MISS BERTHA CALLIGAX BURNED
HERSELF TO DEATH.
Suicide Occurred at Mt. Tabor Sani
tarium, but Facts Were Con
cealed From the Public.
After the details of a sensational sui
cide had been carefully concealed for
two weeks from the Coroner, the facts
came to light yesterday that Miss Bertha
Calligan. of Scappoose, had burned her
self to death at the Mount Tabor Sanita
rium. The victim was an Inmate of the
insane ward at that institution, and on
Sunday, July 5, set fire to a bundle of
old papers and then cast herself In the
flames. The managers of the sanitarium
sent her remains to Scappoose. where the
bereaved parents of the unfortunate
young woman -conducted the burial.
Miss Calligan was a handsome woman,
26 years of age. and was a sufferer from
morbid suicidal mania. She was confined
In a room in the sanitarium, and evidence
found after the act tends to show she
had carefully prepared fpr her terrible
end. A few moments prior to the hour.
Dr. R. L. Gillespie visited the woman and
talked with her. He was hastily sum
moned shortly afterwards by an attend
ant named Walker, who had found the
woman enveloped in flames. The attend
ant had wrapped her in blankets in an
effort to quench the blaze, but this assist
ance came too late, and, despite careful
attention, she died. The woman had re
moved most of her clothing, lighted the
paper, and calmly seated herself on the
blazing pile to await her fate. Her body
was severely burned, her face only hav
Miss Calligan labored under the hallu
cination that she had committed an un
pardonable wrong. During the day she
had been violent, and a close watch had
been kept over her. The rules of the In
stitution strictly prohibit the giving of
matches to patients, and it Is a mystery
how she secured those with which she
lighted the paper. The conclusion Is that
she died from Inhaling the fumes and
flames, rather than from the effects of
the burning, as no Indications that she
had suffered agony were visible.
The facts were kept from tho public
for some reason, and It was not until
yesterday that they became generally
known. Besides her parents, Miss Calli
gan had several sisters. She was sent to
the sanitarium two months ago.
MR. SQUIRREL'S PARADE.
He Lives on Intimate Terms With
Men, Women and Children.
New York Press.
In a recent stroll along that unimproved
bit of woodlands bordering each side of
the Ninety-seventh-street transverse rjad,
a wanderer came to the conclusion that all
squlrreldom was having a parade of Its
own. In the woods lining the path to the
south of the road, the stretch of woodland
above the lower tennis courts, 19 squirrels
were counted, and along the north paths
15 more were seen. Inquisitive, alert little
things they were, with dramatic hand on
breast, peering around clumps and over
rocks when anyone approached.
For Spring squirrels are not the most
neighborly. The Summer squirrel, for ex
ample, wlll be much tamer. One reason
for this Is that Just now this agile quad
ruped Is busy with family affairs. It Is
breeding time, and the babies In the big,
roughly built nests so much in evidence in
the leafless trees must be attended to
and made aa happy as possible until they
are able to look after themselves.
Unlike the Fifth-avenue parade' at Eas
ter time, the Spring parade In squlr
reldom Is not the very handsomest one
could Imagine. The smoky-gray little ro
dent looks a bit mangy and generally dis
reputable, because he is changing his
Winter suit, but even In his tramp-like
garb the Spring squirrel Is an amusing,
saucy and lovable little fellow.
Strange as it may seem, It Is the city
resident who knows this better than does
his cousin from the country. Better than
the man who lives in the very locality
where the gray squirrel grows and thrives
naturally. The man from the country knows
him merely as filling for pot-pies after
he has served as a mark for his gun. Con
sequently, when he comes to jNew York,
he Is astonished to see Mr. Squirrel run
Ing here, there and everywhere about In
Central Park, chattering, eating, scolding,
on terms of Intimacy with men, women
and children. Indeed, he finds him quite a
different creature from that crazy bundle
of gray fur he sees in the country woods
Just a flash of gray that flirts Its tall,
utters a sharp squeak and darts away If
It hears the sound of a horse's hoof, the
rumble of cart wheels or the whistle of the
One of the keepers In Central Park was
asked to give an approximate idea of the
number of squirrels within Its bounda
ries. He said, roughly estimated, about
300. They are to be found In the greatest
numbers near the west drive. The expla
nation for this Is that on the east side
there come so many more children, drawn
there by the menagerie, the miniature
railway, the model yacht pond, and so on.
Then, too, there are fewer chimps of trees
on the east side, and naturally the squirrel
prefers the thick woods.
It has been pointed out that of all the
money expended by the City of New York
for the amusement of Its Inhabitants
probably there Is no expenditure affording
so much real enjoyment to so great a
number of people as the trifling amount
Invested In caring for the bushy-tailed ro
dents in Central Park.
WAYS OF HIS WIFE.
Sometimes a Treasury Official Is Un
able to Fathom Them.
"My wife Is a charming little woman
and I am foolishly devoted to her. but
once In a great while I can't see her nt
all," a Treasury official Is quoted as say
ing, f .
"One night last week we went to tho
theater, and in order that the cook, who
lives at the house, would not havo to re
main outside awaiting our return, my
wife said Bhe would hunt up a key for
Jane or glvo her hers, which I believed
she had done, but being unable to find
any key, as I afterward learned, she had
told Jane when she returned to Just leave
the latch up, that it would be perfectly
safe, and that we would return early. I
knew nothing of the arrangement, so de
parted In blissful Ignorance.
Tho evening was delightful In every par
ticular, my wife, a very pretty woman,
looked lovelier than ever, and I was only
pleased that my friends with whom we
went to supper after the performance
should congratulate me upon her youthful
appearance. In a wqrd, I was In fine
humor and remained so until I reached
the front steps.
" 'Dear me,' exclaimed my wife, 'I took
your key off your ring to give Jane, and
now we can't get in. Something of this
sort, had happened before, and I already
possessed the knowledge that none of the
neighboring keys would fit, also that I
might pound the door In before I would
succeed In arousing Jane, and stones
against the house had proved as useless,
so without a word I proceeded to the
back of the house.
"Take my solitaire, John,' called my
" 'For what,' I said. 'You don't suppose
It would cut glass, do you?'
" 'Well, she retorted, ycm gave It to
me for an engagement ring, and certainly
ought to know more about It than L I'm
sure I accepted it In good faith," to which
I made no answer, for I had determined
not to lose my temper, and again started
for the window leading into the kitchen.
After ruining my shirt, losing a diamond
A Can of Chemicals Which He
Was Handling Exploded.
While he was moving a box contain
ing a can of acid for the chemical en
gine In the central fire station at In
dianapolis, Ind., the can exploded and
severely Injured fireman George H.
Harmon. Th4 ambulance was called
and the suffering man was removed to
his home at No. 409 East South street,
where It was found he was severely
burned about the limbs. In telling a
reporter .the story of his recovery, he
"The pain was awful and the shock
to my nervous system was so great that
it aggravated a long-standing trouble
to such an extent that I feared I could
not again take up my work as fire
man. And I don't believe I could, had
it not been for Dr. Williams' Pink Pills
for Pale People.
"My heart palpitated violently on the
slightest excitement, and often caused a
choking or smothering sensation, my
breathing became short and my nervous
system in general was in an alarming
state. I could not sleep, could not eat
and did nothing but worry until a friend
who had been cured of an obstinate
case of nervous exhaustion by Dr. Will
iams' Pink Pills induced me to take
that remedy. Five days after I began
taking Pink Pills for Pale People there
was an Improvement, and In a short
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Many nervous disorders that cause
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the cause of the shock Is soon forgotten,
but the Injury to the nerves Is lasting.
Partial paralysis is often traced to such
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pitation of the heart, pale and sallow
complexions and all forms of weakness,
either In male or female.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills for Pale Peo
ple are sold by all dealers or will be sent
postpaid on receipt of price, fifty cents
a box, six boxes for two dollars and a
half, by addressing Dr. Williams Medi
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stud, melting my collar and bruising my
hands, I finally forced the shutter open
and then broke the pane of glass, pre
paratory to unlocking the fastener at the
top of the window. This done. I entered
and opened the kitchen door, only to meet
a flood of light.
" 'I beat you in. I beat you In,' gleefully
announced my wife; "you know, dear, I
Just remembered that when I took your
key from the ring my attention was at
tracted to something else, and I couldn't
remember afterward where I had placed
it. so I Just told Jane to leave the latch
up why, you're hurt, aren't you, your
hands are bleeding, too men are so awk
ward, never understanding the fitness of
"What did I say? Not a word. I
couldn't- I simply retired for the night."
Too Much for Endnrnncc.
It wae In the courtyard of the Bulgarian
"Yonder come the antl-revolutlonlsts,"
shouted the royal chamberlain to a ser
vant. "Run and call the King quickly."
Taking a card from his pocket the serv
ant began to spell out the name.
Iti was Karageorgevlch.
"And yet." he said bitterly, "they ex
pect me to call him quickly. It makes me
Suiting the action to the word he threw
up his Job.
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Tour druggist will refund your money It Paso
Ointment falls to cure Ringworm. Tetter, Old
Ulcers and Sores. Pimples and Hlackht&dj on
the farr and ail nttm itsrase U cents.
None So Good.
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Tears, and is so harm,
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.(a patient:: "As yoc
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aud a Cream" as tne
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IMPgUAL CHEMICAL MF0.C0.U5 W.2MStNc.Y
I BEJLRS I
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Can anyone suppose
that we would double
the necessary cost of
our brewing; without a
Would we spend so much on
cleanliness ? Would we cool the
beer in plate glass rooms ? Would
we filter all the air that touches it ?
Would we age it for months ?
Would we sterilize every
' bottle ?
We do It to attain
absolute purity to avoid
the remotest possibility of germj
to make Schlitz Beer healthful.
Why accept a com
mon beer, brewed with-'
out any of these pre
cautions, when Schlitz
Beer costs no more ?
Your dealer may prefer to fur-
; nish a beer that pays a little more
Drofit : but does it pay you to per-
Imit it? Isn't pure beer Schlitt
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Ash far tht Brewery Bottling.
Phone Ore eon 635 Main,
605 Chamber of Commerce
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nervousness, headache, constipation,
bad breath, general debility, sour ris
ings, and catarrh of the stomach are
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DIGESTS WHAT YOU EAT
Gies Health to the Sick end
Strength to the Weale.
Bottles enry. SI. 00 Size holding 2K times
tho trial ilzs, which sells for 50c
Prepared by B. C. DeWitt & Co., Chicago.
Sold by S. G. Skidmore &
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NOTE CHANGE OF HOURS
No charge for painless extraction vrboa
teeth are ordered. All work done by grad
uate dentists of 12 to 20 years.' experience:
a specialist In each department. We will
tell you In advance exactly what your
work will cost by a free examination.
Give ub a call, and you will find we do
exactly as we advertise.
Gold Filling $1.00
Gold Crown -. .$5.00
Silver Filling $ .50
New York Dental Parlors
ilAIN OFFICE FOURTH AND MORRI
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S:20 A. M. to S P. M.: Sundays. 3:30 A. M,
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TO KEEP IN GOOD TRIM
MUST LOOK WELL TO THE
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TO THIS END THE BATH
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