Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, January 25, 1905, Page 5, Image 5

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Fate of Girl-Suicide Described
by Her Lover. .
After Seeing the Agony of Her Death
From Carbolic Acid, He Shirked
the Ordeal, and Lives Con
fesses He Is a- Criminal.
MILWAUKEE, Jan. 24. Arthur
Henry Milligan, alias E. S. Terry, alias
Arthur Henry Smith, alias Arthur
Henry Brown, with whom Florence O.
Groves agreed to -commit suicide at
the Hotel Blatz, and who backed out
after she had fulfilled her agreement
Monday morning', was arrested in Ra
cine tonight and brought back to Mil
waukee. Milligan calmly detailed the
story of his life and the incidents of
the woman's death. He said that Flor
ence Groves took carbolic acid in bis
presence at the hotel, after she had
made three attempts to kill herslf.
Milligan was not married to Florence
Groves. The couple left the Groves res
idence at Chicago and eloped with the
intention of marrying,, but lack of time
prevented the carrying out of the
"Florence Groves knew what the end
would be when she decided to elope
with me, and she was eager to die
with me," Milligan said. "She was en
gaged to a school teacher, Clyde
Brown, of Orland, I1L, but she loved
me better. I told her that the day she
married him I would kill myself or
else would take my life on her birth
day, January 27. Every day that we
were at the hotel we planned to kill
ourselves. Finally we set Monday
morning as the date.
"She begged and implored me not
to go" first, as she did not want to see
me die. She asked me to pour out the
acid, and I filled a wine glass with It.
At her last request, she asked me to
hand it to her, but I refused repeated
ly. At last she nerved herself up,
snatched the glass and swallowed the
dos6 at a single effort, dropped the
glass on the bed beside her and lay
back, gasping us she did so.
"'Don't leave me.' she Impldred in
a dull whisper. I seated myself at the
bedside and watched her through what
tjeemed to me like hours. As I watched
the terrible convulsions .that she un
derwent, the foam spreading on her
lips, the agonized staring of the eyes
and the mortal pain expressed in her
every movement, my nerve failed me.
1 didn't have the courage to follow
Terry says his right name is Milli
Kan, and that he is wanted in Boston
for forgery and larceny.
Hoch Had Thirteen of Them, and Six
Were Poisoned.
CHICAGO. Jan. 24. Information of more
alleged victims of the supposed Bluebeard,
Johann Hoch, has been given the police
by John Frlck. an employe of the Nickel
Plate Railroad. Fr'ck charges that his
elster. Mrs. "William Schultz. married
Hoch who then called himself Albert
Muschburg. at Argos, Ind., in 1900. Mrs.
Schultz had a child' named Nettle then 5
years old. - .
"Shortly after they arrived in Chicago,
letters ceased xomlng to me," said Frlck,
"and I am under the belief that my sister
and her little girl were done away with.
My sister had about 51500 at the time of
her marriage."
Mrs. J. H. Scwartzman. of Milwaukee,
telegraphed the police that she would ar
rive here today for the purpose of trylag
to identify a photograph of Hoch as the
man who married her sister in 1S99. The
woman died shortly after, leaving $1800 to
her husband. Relatives of six of the thir
teen wives credited to Hoch have ex
pressed a belief to Police Inspector Snippy
that the six women died from poison. The
list of the dead and missing is as follows:
Mrs. Marie Welkcr Hoch. died January
11, 1&05.
Mrs. Mary Steinbecker died 1S94.
Mrs. Mary Becker. St. Louis, died 1902.
Mrs. Mary Schultz, Argus. Ind., died 1900,
and her child who disappeared.
Mrs. Lena Koch, Milwaukee.
Mrs. Sophia Hoch. Milwaukee.
Acting on the theory that Hoch Is the
missing janitor of the notorious H. H.
Holmes "Cattle." the police are using the
same methods to trace Hoch as were used
in seeking Holmes. The officers believe
Hoch to be a pupil of Holmes and that he
will use the same ruses that were em
ployed by Holmes to escape arrest.
A furniture dealer on Milwaukee ave
nue, informed tho police tonight that he
had furnished Ave different flats for Hoch,
.ath time under a different name, and
that he had a new wife for every flat.
The first Hat was furnished In May,
under the name of A. Meyer; the
second in June. 1S92. under the name of
H. Irkick; the third in 1894 (the dealer
docs not recall the name used, but it was
different from that used on any other
occasion): the fourth in 1894. under the
name of Jacob Hoch. The wife this time
was Mrs. Mary Stelnbacher. The fifth
ISat was furnished in 389S under the name
of Adolph Hoch. This time he gave a
mortgage on the goods and then sold
them. For this he was, sentenced to a
iar in the county jail.
The dealer told the police that he knew
that the women who were installed in
the first three flats died In a short stlme
after marriage. He asked Hoch why he
changed his name every time he married
and Hoch replied that he did not believe
he could get married under the same
name every time, as many women would
object to a man who had been so many
times a widower.
Must Die in Electric Chair for Mur
der of. Miss Page.
CAMBRIDGE. Mass.. Jan. 24.-Charles
L. Tucker, of Auburndalc. who has been
on trial since January 1 for stabbing Miss
Mabel Page to death in her father's home
at 'Weston, on March 31. 1904. was con
victed tonight of murder In the first de
gree. Death in the electric chair in the
state prison In Charlcstown is the pen
alty. The announcement of the finding of the
jury was made at 10:10 o'clock last night.
Tucker collapsed utterly when the fore
man read the verdict. He was led from
the courtroom across the street to the
jail, and when once more locked in his
cell revived somewhat under stimulants
administered by a physician.
Mrs. Albert J. Tucker, the mother of the
prisoner, was spared the anguish of lis
tening to her son's fate from the Hps of
the foreman. She whs led from the court
room before" the jury returned. On learn
ing the news she was overwhelmed.
Counsel for the defense are allowed 30
days in which to file exceptions, and sen
tence will not be pronounced until action
upon these exceptions Is taken by the
Before the case was given to the jury
today Tucker availed himself of the op
portunity to address the jurors and de
clared his innocence, saying he was at
home when Miss Page met her .death. He
said he foolishly broke up the knife which
figured so prominently In the case, be
cause" officers hounded him. He said he
knew nothing of the crime until reporters
came to him to talk about It.
The murder of Miss Mabel Page at
tracted wide attention because of the mys
tifying circumstances surrounding tho
case. Miss Page, who was 41 years of
age. was stabbed to death in her home.
At first it was reported that she had kill
ed herself, but the wounds failed to bear
out this theory. Tucker was seen near
the Page home about the time of Miss
Page's death and was arrested. He ex
plained his movements and was dis
charged, only to be re-arrested and for
mally charged with the. murder.
Portland Woman at St. Louis Wastes
Hospitality of Diamond Thief.
ST. LOUIS, Mot. Jan. 24. SpeclaL)-J.
Courtney Flynn, a well-dressed, ready
talker, having the appearance of a suc
cessful business man, was convicted today
in Judge Foster's division of the Circuit
Court and sentenced to six months in jail
for stealing a diamond ring valued at $250,
ani a watch and chain, worth $85, from
Mrs. Mary L. Gramm, of Portland, Or.,
his hostess at a dinner party. Edward
Cockrell, also a guest at the party, and
a friend of Flynn, equally polished in
appearance, is charged jointly with the
theft, but has not been arrested.
Mrs. Gramm. who was the principal wit
ness against Flynn,. stated that she had
come from Portland last May to superin
tend a concession which she had secured
at the Louisiana Purchase Exposition.
More Republicans Bolt Him In Ballot
for Senator.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo., Jan. 24.-In
joint session today Thomas K. Nledring
haus, the Republican caucus nominee for
United States Senator, lost three vtotes,
which R. C. Kerens gained.
The ballot: NIedrlnghaus, 78; Cockrell,
81; Kerens,. 12; Goodrich, 1. Necessary to
election, 88. .The, next ballot showed no
J. H. Goodrich, of Kansas City, who re
ceived one vote. Is a Kerens man. He
was not allowed to speak at yesterday's
meeting of the Republican-State Commit
tee. Several absentees were paired.
Today's blow at NIedrlnghaus was the
most serious yet received, and the belief
was expressed that he could not win.
Declaration of Tennessee's Governor
in Inaugural Measure.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.. Jan. 24. Governor
James B. Frazier was today Inaugurated
as chief executive of Tennessee, to serve
his second term. In his Inaugural address
Governor Frazier said in part:
The exigencies of civil war freed, the
slave, but the black man remained, and
with him a problem unparalleled In Its dif
ficulties. The problems of industrial re
generation and of racial adjustment were
laid upon the men of the South, and they
were commanded to solve them In peace and.
honor. But our people. In less than 40
years, with little help and sympathy from
any source, have almost solved the one and
if left undisturbed are hopeful of the other.
Upon the supreme questions which touch
our racial Integrity and supremacy let us
give all manUlnd to understand that there
will be neither compromise nor the shadow
of turning, and that the white people of
the South must and will preserve that civil
ization which has made them as a race and
a people strong and great. Let us with
patience bide our time and If the Issue upon
these questions comes, and I pray God It
may not. come, then let us calmly and with
dignity and firmness stand upon our con
stitutional rights and demand that what
ever is meted out to us shall be given In
like tenor and effect to all other sections
of our country.
Every Ballot-Box Opened .at Denver
Contains Bogus Votes.
DENVER, Jan. 24. The joint legisla
tive committee hearing the Peabody
Adams Gubernatorial contest spent the
afternoon again today listening to the re
ports of handwriting experts on ballots
examined. The reports showed that, of
2521 ballots found In ten boxes 625, most
of them Democratic were fraudulent,
having been written by one or two per
sons. At the night session the ballot-boxes of
szven more precincts were reported upon.
Out of a total of 2130 ballots found In
the boxes Sol were declared by the ex
perts to be fraudulent.
So far 53 ballot-boxes have been opened
and experted and-a total of 14.363 ballots
have been reported on. Of this number
626 were said to have been written most
ly by the same person.
At tonight's session several other per
sons, all but one of whom served as Su
preme Court watchers at the last election,
were examined.
Governor Folk Says They Keep Away
From Missouri Capital.
ernor Folk tonight stated that his re
cent order requiring lobbyists to re
port in person to him upon their ar
rival In Jefferson City on Legislative
business, state their business and not
remain at one time more than 30 hours
in tbe city is being strictly obeyed.
Governor Folk said:
"I um pleased at the manner in which
the order has been treated thus far.
There are now practically no lobbyists
Clark Will Go Back From Wyoming.
CHEYENNE. Wyo., Jan. 24. Ballots
taken at noon today in the two houses of
the Legislature Insures the election of
Senator Clarence D. Clark for another
term in the United States Senate at the
joint session tomorrow. Clark received
all the Republican votes! The Demo
cratic minority voted for Samuel T. Corn,
former Chief Justice of the Supreme
Court .
Ballot op Senator in Nevada.
"' .CARSON. New, Jan. 31. The balloting
in the state Senate-today resulted In ten
votes for Sparks and seven for Nixon. In
the House Nixon received 24 votes and
Sparks 35. A joint ballot will be taken
.tomorrow. John Sparks is the.. Governor
of Nevada and is a Democrat. Nixon is
the Republican caucus nominee.
Kean Wins In New Jersey.
TRENTON. N. J., Jan. 21. The two
houses of the New Jersey Legislature
voted parately today for United States
Senator. John Kean, the Republican
cauous nominee, to succeed, himself, re
ceived a majority and will be formally
elected at the joint session tomorrow.
Culberson Has No Opposition.
AUSTIN, Tex.. Jan. 24. The Senate and
House of Representatives met separately
today and balloted for United States Sen
ator. Charles A. Culberson, the present
Incumbent was elected without opposi
tion. Senator Scott Re-Elected.
CHARLESTON. W. Va. Jan. 24. The
Legislature voted separately today for
United States Senator. Senator Nathan B.
Scott received the majority of votes and
tomorrow" in joint session will be re
elected. Agriculturists Must Not Meet.
ST. PETERSBURG. Jan. 24. The Con
gress of Agriculturalists, which was to
have met here on -January 23. has been
Indefinitely postponed by order of the
Minister of Agriculture.
Chairman of Coal Syndicate Says It
Will Not Yield Funds Sent to
Aid the Strikers.
BERLIN, Jan. 24. Twenty-seven Social
Democratic meetings were held here to
night to hear addresses by Socialist mem
bers of the Reichstag on the subject of
the coal miners' strike. The meetings
were so largely attended that the police
had to close the doors of the halls before
the hour announced for beginning them.
Sharp resolutions denouncing the Mine
Owners Association and. expressing sym
pathy with the strikers were adopted.
Financial aid was also promised the strik
ers. Privy Councillor Rlxdorf, chairman of
the Rhenish Westphallan Coal Syndicate,
was interviewed today by a correspondent
of the Frankfurt Zeitung, and was quo
ted as saying that the mineowners bad
not only their material Interests to de
fend, but their convictions. The 14 de
mands which the strikers made were alto
gether unacceptable. The movement of
the workmen could only end by their, see
ing that they could gain nothing by the
strike. If the government and public
opinion endeavored to press the mineown
ers to negotiate with the strikers, it would
seem that the mineowners would rather
suffer a loss "than arrange a rotten
peace, which would be followed by fresh
The Emperor, at a large reception at
the Palace Sunday of persons newly dec
orated, talked with Herr Goetze, secre
tary of the glass manufacturers, of the
effect of the strike on German Industry,
and expressed much concern.
Factories Close for Want of Coal.
GLADBACH. Prussia, Jan. 24. Three
large factories here have notified most
of their workmen that they Intend to close
down on account of the scarcity of coal.
HANOVER, Prussia. Jan. 24. The Mls
burg Cement Works here have closed for
want of coal-
Aid Sent From Dresden.
DRESDEN. Jan. 24. Eight meetings of
sympathizers with the striking coal min
ers were held here tonight. 4000 laborers
attending. It was resolved to support the
strikers. Considerable sums of money
have already been sent them.
Forbid Aid to Miners.
ESSEN. Jan. 24. The Mayor of this
city has Issued an order -forbidding the
collection of money to assist the striking
coal miners. The authorities of Bochum
have taken similar action.
Hamburg for the Strikers.
HAMBURG. Jan. 24. Ten mass meet
ings were held tonight in Hamburg and
Its suburbs, which adopted resolutions of
sympathy with the striking miners.
Electric Roads Short of Coal.
ESSEN, Prussia, Jan. 24. The electric
railroads still have coal enough for a
few days.
Mikado Shows Gratitude for Welcome
Given Prince Fushlmi.
TOKIO, Jan. 24. The Emperor today
received Minister Griscom and the
staff of the American Legation in spe
cial audience and later entertained
them at luncheon.
While the streets of Tokio were
ringing with the news of the riots at
St. Petersburg, and of the Russian
Emperor taking refuge at Taarskoe
Selo. the Japanese Emperor at the re
ception and through Minister Griscom
expressed to President Roosevelt hi
great satisfaction at the cordial rela
tions existing between the two coun
tries. He paid a high compliment to
the United States for the courtesy
Bhown to Prince Fushlmi during his
recent American -tour.
In reply, Mr. Griscom thanked the
Emperor for the interest Japan has
shown in the St. Louis Exposition and
the friendship manifested by Prince
Fushlmi on the occasion of his visit.
The Emperor lunched with Mr. Gris
com the legation staff. Prince- Fusnl
ml and a number of Japanese of high
rank. The Emperor, who was in high
spirits, toasted President Roosevelt
and those present, including the lega
tion staff.
After the luncheon. Lieutenant Irv
ing Gillas, an American attache of the
Navy, was presented to the Emperor.
Austrian Premier Says Czechs, and
Germans Must Agree.
VIENNA, Jan. 24. The lower house
of th Relchsrath met today. In the
course of Ids speech Premier Gautch
said he had reason to believe the House,
In accordance with the desires of the
people, would enter on a period of work
and fulfill the expectations of the state
and citizens.
The most difficult problem before
them, he said, would be reaching an
understanding between the German and
Czech races. The government would
endeavor to secure the good will and
co-operation of the representatives of
both, but it was equally determined to
maintain its authority and public or
der. Premier Gautch promised that the
government would do its utmost to
promote commerce with othsr nations
apd nc the same time develop home in
dustry and agriculture. He concluded
with an appeal to the House to Inaug
urate the tsslon by orderly and peace
ful activity.
Loubet Receives New Cabinet.
PARIS, Jan. 24. M. Rouvier today pre
sented to President Loubet the full list
of members of the new Cabinet. Later
the members of the new Ministry called
in a body-at the Elyere Palace, length
ily going over their programme. Both
branches of Parliament will be convened
Friday, when M. Rouvier will outline his
plans. ,
Greeks Slay Bulgarians.
SALONICA. Jan. 24. A Greek band on
January' 23 defeated 80 Bulgarians near
Chesgell. killing or wounding 30. Bul
garian villagers of the same district are
fleeing to the mountains in fear of the
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trlct of Columbia for a statement giving
the number of convictions for wife-beating
In the district in the past five years, was
adopted, as was also a resolution Vy Ste
wart, calling upon the interstate Com
merce Commission for a list of the stock
holders In railroad corporations In "the
United States.
When the resolution introduced by Ba
con making Inquiry of the President con
cerning the details of the agreement be
tween the United States and Santo Do
mingo came up. Lodge moved to refer It
to the Committee on Foreign Relations,
and after 'some discussion the motion pre
vailed. To Revise Salaries In Hawaii.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. Mr. Kalanlaaa
ole. Delegate from Hawaii, introduced a
bill today amending the Hawaiian act by
Oxinr the salaries of officials of th Tr
ritory as- follows: Governor, 8; Secre
tary of the Treasury. Chief Justice
of the Supreme Court. and Associate
Justices 53.000 each: Judges of the Circuit
Courts, 33000 each (the salaries of the Su
preme Court Justices and Circuit Judges
to be paid by the United States); United
States District Judge. 15000; United States
Marshal, 33000; United States Attorney,
33000. It Is provided- that the Governor
shall receive, in addition to his salary. 3300
for stationery and Incidentals and 33000 for
his private secretary.
President Opposes Excessive Cuts Irj
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. President
Roosevelt and Representative Foss, of Il
linois, chairman of the. House naval af
fairs committee, had a conference today
regarding the naval appropriation bill.
The President is in entire accord with the
disposition of Congress to reduce appro
priations whenever possible, but he feels
that the naval estimates ought not to be
pruned so seriously as to Interfere with
the carrying Into effect of the Govern
ment's naval programme. Mr. Foss told
the President that the committee had re
duced the estimates by several millions
of dollars, and that, as the measure now
stood. It provided for a naval expendi
ture of about 3103,000,000. Still further re
ductions might be made.
Notwithstanding the reductions made by
the committee, the bill would provide, he
said, for the construction of ' additional
war vessels, and provision would be made
for the completion of those already in
course of construction. It is not indi
cated yet when the measure will be re
ported to the House.
Revenue Cutter Sent to Mayaguez to
Capture Cargo of Arms.
SAN JUAN. P. R., Jan. 24. The rev
enue cutter Dexter has been dispatched
to Mayaguez for the purpose of inter
cepting an expedition carrying arms
and ammunition to Santo Domingo for
the leaders of a contemplated revolu
tion. Summons Served on Swayne.
WILMINGTON. DeL. Jan. 2L Ser-geant-at-Arms
Ransdell of the United
States Senate, arrived here this after
noon and sarved the summons of the
Senate upon United States Judge Charles
Swayne. of the Northern District of
Florida, to appear before the Senate on
next Friday to make answer to the Im
peachment charges. Judge Swayne accept
ed the summons. He Is visiting his son,
who Is a lawyer of this City.
Agree on Forest Reserve Bill.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. The conferees
on the bill providing for the transfer of
the forest reserves from the Interior to
the Agricultural Department reached an
agreement today. The House conferees
receded from the disagreement to the
Senate amendment after it had been mod
ified so as to leave the making of certain
grants with the Interior Department, as
Oregon Officials Confirmed.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. The Senate to
day confirmed the following nominations:
Charles B. Grosno, Collector of Cus
toms for the District of Yaquina, Or.
Postmaster Oregon: Prank G. Jewett.
Thomas Coder Powell, Oregon, Marshal
for the District of Alaska, District No. 2.
Agrees on Diplomatic Bill.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 24. The House
committee on foreign affairs today agreed
on the diplomatic and consular appropria
tion bill. If carries $2,014,724. which Is
378,776 more tnan the bill of last year, and
31CC.1S0 less t.ian the aggregate estimates.
A new mission Is created for Boumaula
and Servia.
Humphrey Still After Transports.
WASHINGTON, Jap. 24. Representative
Humphrey (Wash.) Introduced a resolution
requesting information from the War De
partment regarding the transport service.
Former Residents of Lake State Ex
tend Hospitality.
The Minnesota Society of Oregon form
ed a complete organization at its second
meeting held last night. Permanent of
ficers were elected and committees were
chosen to carry on the work of the soci
ety. The aim of the Minnesotans express
ed last night is concrete instances of en
tertainment of visitors from their native
state to the Fair, rather than generally
expressed offers of hospitality.
They will advertise Oregon and the Fair
In Minnesota, and at the same time let
the people know that If they come they
will find others here, who have come be
fore them, and are anxious to see that
they are cared for. There were over 150
Minnesotans present at the meeting last
night. They will meet at 162 Second
street two weeks from last night. The
officers elected are: Isaac Staples, pres
ident; R. V. Pratt, vice-president; Mrs.
F,. J. Cole, secretary; H. L. Chapin. cor
responding secretary: Father Waitt,
treasurer: Dr. H. R. Blersdorf, chairman
of executive committee; J. T. Chlnnock,
chairman of finance committee; Mrs. A.
Gilbert, chairman of entertainment com
mittee, and Isaac Grey, chairman of re
ception committee.
Early-Morning Wind Blows Down
Wall of Burnt Building.
A windstorm blew over the city for ten
minutes shortly after 1 o'clock this morn
ing, raising havoc with electric wires and
shaking stoutly-built houses. Little harm
was done till a great gust struck the
burnt rums of the Union Meat Company,
at Fourth and Gllsan streets, and crum
bled the east wall till It fell across Fourth
Tons of brick fell In heaps as the high
wall collapsed, completely covering the
street. It will take considerable time to
remove the debris, which is lying upon
the railroad track.
William F. Dugan. of San Francisco,
Pacific Coast representative of the
Plumbers' Trade Journel, New York,
is In Portland. Mr. Dugan was former
ly a well-known citizen of Salem.
NEW YORK. JanT 24. (Special.)
Northwestern people registered at New
York hotels today as follows:
From Portland S. J. Mayer and wife,
at the Savoy.
From Spokane C L. Rankin, at tho
Hotel Astor; R. L. Howell, at the
From Seattle W. Gelon at the' As
tor: A. A. Cragin. W. L. Shields, at the
Fratricide Standing Siege.
CLEVELAND, Jan. 24. In the. sub
urban village of Lakewood at midnight
George Wagar shot and killed hl3
brother, John. Policeman John Klay
mer heard the shooting, went to the
house and whs- shot through the stom
ach. George Wagar Is still armed and
threatens death to any one that ap
proaches the house. The half-dozen
policemen of the Lakewood force and
a number of citizens still surround the
house. It Is supposed the brothers
quarreled over their father's estate,
of which John was administrator.
They Decide to Close the Trust, and
Will Have $1,200,000 to Dlstrib-
ute Among institutions.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 24. The trustees
of the Peabody Education Fund today
voted to dissolve their trust and appro
priate 31.000,000 for the George Peabody
School for Teachers at Nashville, Tenn.
President Roosevelt participated in the
Among those who took part In the
meeting were J. Pierpont Morgan. Chief
Justice Fuller, of the Supreme Court;
Richard Olney, former Governor James
D. Porter, of Tennessee; Senator George
Peabody Wetmore, of Rhode Island;
Bishop Lawrence, of Massachusetts, and.
Dr. Daniel C Gllman. of Baltimore. After
the close of the meeting the following
statement was given out:
"By a two-thirds vote. It was resolved
that the time had come to close the trust.
Thereupon a million dollars were ap
propriated to the George" Peabody College
for Teachers, in Nashville, on certain
conditions, which includes contributions
from the State of Tennessee. Davidson
County, and the City of Nashville."
The trustees declined to state which
two trustees voted against the closing .of
the corporate trust. President Roose
velt voted affirmatively on both proposi
tions. The trust was created by Mr. Peabody
In 1S67. and amounted to 33,000.000. but al
most $300,000 of this was In bonds issued
by the States of Florida and Mississippi,
and subsequently repudiated. The fund
today, therefore. Is approximately &200,
000. The trustees were given power to
distribute this fund at the expiration of
20 years, which period ended In 1837, and
since then a number of questions have
arisen as to the distribution.
The State of Tennesse, Davidson County
and Nashville recently offered a bonus of
31.000.000. provided the Peabody trustees
would appropriate a round million dollars
for the Peabody College for Teachers.
The details of this appropriation will now
be worked out by the committee.
This appropriation leaves a fund ap
proximately of 31.200,000. which will be
distributed later among other educational
Ex-Congressman Einstein.
NEW YORK, Jan.. 24. Ex-Congressman
Edwin Einstein, a wealthy lawyer, who
was Republican candidate for Mayor of
New York against Thomas F. Gllroy In
1S32. died suddenly tonight from heart
Thomas Miller, Railroad Man.
CHICAGO. Jan. 24. Thomas Miller,
freight traffic manager of the Chicago,
Burlington & Qulncy system, died tonight-
Bishop of Llandaff Dead.
LONDON. Jan. 24. Right Rev. Richard
Lewis, Bishop of Llandaff, Wales. Is dead,
aged 84 years.
Captain Moore Governor of Samoa.
TUTUILA. Samoa. Jan. 1. via San
Francisco. Jan. 24. Captain Moore, U. S.
N., arrived on January 5, to succeed Cap
tain Underwood as commandant and civil
Governor of the Islands. He will assume
duty on January 6, when Captain
Underwood expects to leave for tee
States. At a meeting of the whole of
the western district of Tutulla the Sa
moans expressed their thanks to Captain
Underwood and the United States for his
efforts in creating a friendly spirit
amongst the people and Improving their
conditions of living.
Mrs. Chas. K. Tower Dies at Hospital.
Mrsv Charles K. Tower died at St.
Vincent's Hospital last night. The im
mediate cause of her death was periton
itis. Mrs. Tower was only 22 years old
and has only recently moved to Port
land. Her parents live in Oakland,
La Follette Choice of Visconsin.
MADISON, Wis., Jan. 21. Both houses
of the Wisconsin Legislature voted to
day separately for United States Senator,
Governor La Follette being named.
Any Man Over Fifty.
You can interest any man over fifty
years of age In anything that will make
him feel better, because while he may
not as yet have any positive organic dis
ease, he no longer feels the buoyancy and
vigor of twenty-five, nor the freedom from
aches and pains he enjoyed In earlier
years, and he very naturally examines
with Interest atiy proposition looking to
the improvement and preservation of his
health. '
He will notice, among other things, that
the stomach of fifty Is a very different one
from the stomach he possessed at twenty
five. That greatest care must be exercised
as to what is eaten and how much of It,
and even with the best of care, there will
be increasing digestive weakness with ad
vancing years.
A proposition to perfect or Improve the
digestion and asslmulation of food Is one
which interests not only every man of
fifty, but every man, woman and child of
any age, because the whole, secret of good
health, good blood, strong nerves, Is to
have a stomach which will promptly and
thoroughly digest wholesome food, be
cause blood, nerves, brain tissue and
every other constituent of the body Is en
tirely the product of digestion, and no
medicine or "health" food can possibly
create pure blood or restore shaky nerves,
when a weak stomach Is replenishing the
dally wear and tear of the body from a
mass of fermenting half-digested food.
No, the stomach itself wants help, and
in no round-about way, either; It wants
direct, unmistakable assistance, such as
is given by one or two Stuart's Dyspepsia
Tablets after each meal.
These tablets cure stomach trouble be
cause their use gives the stomach a
chance to rest and recuperate: one of
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets contains di
gestive elements sufficient to digest 3000
grains of ordinary food, such as bread,
meat, eggs, etc
The plan of dieting is simply another
name for starvation, and the use of pre
pared foods and new-fangled breakfast
foods simply makes matters worse, as
any dyspeptic who has tried them knows.
As Dr. Bennett says, the only reason I
can Imagine why Stuart's Dyspepsia Tab
lets are not universally used by everybody
who Is troubled In any way with poor di
gestion 13 because many people seem to
think that because a medicine Is adver
tised or is sold in drug stores, or is pro
tected by a trademark, must be a hum
bug, whereas, as a matter of truth, any
druggist who Is observant knows that
Stuart's Dyspepsia Tablets have cured
more people of Indigestion, heartburn,
heart trouble, nervous prostration and
run-down condition generally than all the
patent medicines and doctors' prescrip
tions for stomach trouble combined.
Known tkm iraritf ovw as
a stajtfm ooyh am voioa
To Prove What Swamp-Root, the Great Kidney Remedy, will do
for VOL), fcvery Reader of The Oregohlari May Have a
SampIeTSottle Sent Free by Mail.
Weak and unhealthy kidneys are responsible for more sickness
and suffering than any other disease, therefore, when through neglect
or other causes, kidney trouble is permitted to continue, fatal results
are sure to follow. -
Your other organs may need attention but your kidneys most,
because they do most and need attention first.
If you are sick or "feel badly," begin taking Dr. Kilmer's Swamp
Root, the great kidney, liver and bladder remedy, because as soon as
your kidneys begin to get better they will help all the other organs to
health. A trial will convince anyone.
The mild and immediate effect of . liver and bladder troubles, the symptoms
Swamp-Root the great kidney and blad- of which are obliged to pass your watar
der remedy fa soon realized. It stands frequently night and day, smarting or
the highest for its wonderful cures of 4 irritation in passing, brickdust or sedi
the most distressing cases. Swamp-Root ment in the urine, headache, backache
will set your whole system right, and the ' lame back, dizziness, poor digestion,
best proof of this is a trial. i sleeplessness, nervousness, heart disturb
63 Cottage at.. Melrose. Mass..
Dear Sir: Jan. lite. 180.
Ever since I was In the Army. 1 had mote or
ltt kidney trouble, and within the past year
it became so evre unci complicated that X
Buffered everytbinjf and was much alarmed
my strength and power was faat leaving mi-.
I taw an advertisement of Swamp-Hoot and
wrote abklcg for advice. I began the use ot
the medicine and noted a. decided improvement
after taking Swcnip-Hooi. only a short time.
1 continued its use and am thankful 10 say
that I am entirely cured and strong, in order
to be very cure about this. 1 had. a doctor ex
amine some of my water today 'and he pro
nounced It all right and In splendid condition.
I know that your Swamp-Hoot La purely vege
table and does not contain any harmful drugs.
Thanking you for my complete recovery and
recommending Swamp-Root to all sufferers,
X am. Very truly yours.
Swamp-Root is not recommended for
everything, but It promptly cures kidney,
EDITORIAL NOTE. In order to prove the wonderful merits of Swamp-Root
you may have a sample bottle and a book of valuable information, both sent abso
lutely free by mail. The book contains many of the thousands upon thousands of
testimonial letters received from men and women cured. The value and success of
Swamp-Root are so well known that our readers are advised to send for a sample
bottle. In sending your address to Dr. Kilmer & Co.. Blnghamton. N. no sure to
say you read this generous offer In The Portland Dally Oregonlan. The genu
ineness of this offer is guaranteed.
Of AH Ages Who Are Suffering From Sexual Weakness
and AH Blood, Skin, Nervous and
Private Diseases.
We give those afflicted with any of these distressing maladies the best kind
of help. We help them back to sound health. OUR TREATMENT cures.
We do not experiment. Our long and extensive experience in the classes of
disease to which we limit our practice enables us to make a correct diagnosis
and to apply the proper remedies to each case. We take constitutional pecu
liarities Into account, because we know that a medicine that will suit one per
son may disagree with another, though suffering from the same disease. In tno
vast majority of Instances.
Where Others Have Failed to Cure We Heal
x Surely and Permanently.
If you are sick we advise you to lose no time In getting treatment.
Our terms are most reasonable. If your means are limited we will accent
weekly or monthly Installments. Or YOU CAN PAY WHEN CURED. You can
deposit the price of a cure In ANY BANK in Portland paid to us when,
you are entirely well.
Consultation free. Call if possible, or write for question blank; We ob
serve strict confidence throughout. Our home treatment is successful, and cures
even complicated cases. Book lor men sent (free) sealed on application.
Office Hours : 9 A. M. to 5 P. H. and 7 to 8 P. M.
Sundays and Holidays, 10 A. M. to 12 M.
The Leadiag Specialist of the Northwest. Established 1889.
Van Noy Hotef, 52J Third St., Cor, Pine, Portland, Or.
ance due to bad Kidney trouDie, sKin erup
tions from bad blood, neuralgia, rheu-
matism, diabetes, bloating. Irritability,
wornout feeling, lack of ambition, loss
of flesh, sallow complexion, or Bright'
If your water when allowed to remain
undisturbed In a glass or bbttla for
twenty-four hours, forms a sediment or
settling or has a cloudy appearance, it is
evidence that your kidneys and bladder
need immediate attention.
Swamp-Root is pleasant to take and is
for sale at drug stores the world over in
botUes of two sizes and two prices fifty
cents and one dollar. ' Remember the
name. Swamp-Root. Dr. Kilmer's
Swamp-Root, and the address, Bing
hamton. N. Y.. on every botUe.