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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, JANUARY
5 IDT GUILTY
Jury of Six Acquits Hotel Man
of Conducting Disrepu
SPICY TESTIMONY GIVEN
ficnsation-Scekers Crowd Municipal
Court to Suffocation Few "Wit
nesses Fail to Appear Ver
dict Quickly Reached.
RICHARDS 2vOT GUILTY.
t After 30 minutes deliberation the
I jury In the now notorious Richards
case late yesterday afternoon brought
iti the following verdict:
We. the Jury in the above entitled
case, find the defendant not guilty.
' E. F. REEVES.
E. K. KEYZENGA.
J. B. RAND.
T. R. OL1K.
J. R. BAKER.
Richards was charsed with openins
and maintaining a disorderly houso
on the corner of Park and Alder
After sitting from 10 o'clock in the
morning until 6:30 in the evening, hearing
the testimony of 14 witnesses for the
prosecution and ten for the defense, the
Jury of six men who tried the charge of
setting up and maintaining a disorderly
house, brought by the city against
Thomas I. Richards, deliberated 30 min
utes and returned a verdict of not guilty.
A great legal battle was fought between
Deputy City Attorney Fitzgerald, repre
senting the city, and C. M. Idleman, Alex
Sweek and J. L Long, for the defense.
Municipal Judge Cameron was frequently
obliged to decide fine points of law
throughout the long trial, and there was
not a minute of the session that could be
called dull. It was a trial of great Im
portance to both sides, and never was
there a more hotly contested case heard
In the courtroom.
Deputy City Attorney Fitzgerald's 14
witnesses all swore that Richards' hotel
bore a bad reputation, and one testified
that the defendant himself had confessed
to him one year ago that he fitted up
the houso for immoral purposes. Minis
ters of the gospel, business and 'profes
sional men and police officers were among
the. city's witnesses.
Attorney Idleman. chief counsel for
Richards, had among the ten witnesses he
called to the stand, men well known in
business circles, to testify that Richards'
hotel was a respectable place. Two more
would have been called, but they were not
found by the officers serving subpenas,
and in order to expedite matters, Mr.
Fitzgerald admitted certain facts Mr.
Idleman said they would swear to.
Alexander C. Rae, assistant cashier of
the Oregon Mortgage Company, and Acting
Detectives Kay and Jones were the star
witnesses for the city, and Richards was
his own best witness.
Few Witnesses Fall to Appear.
Nearly all of those for whom subpenas
were Issued were In attendance. Mrs.
Walter Reed was not there. She had evi
dently decided to Ignore the summons.
Deputy City Attorney Fitzgerald stated
that had she been present she would not
have been called to the stand, and that
she will not bo called to account for al
leged contempt of court.
The crowd that packed the room and
corridors was the largest ever assembled
to hear a case In the Municipal Court,
and at times policemen were detailed to
eject some who were drawn there by idle
curiosity. Long before the calling of the
case all the available space was occupied,
and not until tho Jury returned with its
verdict did the intensely interested
audience vacate. Excellent order prevailed.
and rapid progress was made, considering
the numerous clashes of counsel ana nne
legal points put up to Judge Cameron.
When the case was called, the bail
of two couples arrested in the mid
night raid of January 6 was declared
forfeited, as they failed to answer to
their names. Attorney Idleman then
Interposed demurrer on the grounds
that the complaint contained two dis
tinct charges and that it did not set
forth sufficient cause for action, juage
Cameron overruled the demurrer.
Considerable time was consumed In
selecting the Jury. Judge Cameron
caused 12 men to be summoned, and out
of, these the six who tried the case
were selected. Several of those ex
cused were members of the Municipal
Association, and were not desired by
counsel for the defense. With the
completion of the Jury, Deputy City
Attorney Fitzgerald made his opening
statement to the jury. He was followed
by Mr. Idleman. for the defense.
Alexander Rae, assistant cashier of
the Oregon Mortgage Company, was the
first witness called by the prosecution
He said he was a member of the Munic
ipal Association, and was interested in
bettering- morals of the city. About
one year ago, he said, having heard
much talk regarding Richards' Hotel,
he determined to go to the place hlm
, self and ascertain first hand what the
facts were. He said he went there
and took dinner one Sunday, and after
dining, he asked to be shown the prem
ises. He was introduced to Richards.
who took him around ani explained
"Regarding the bachelors' apart
ments," said Mr. Rae. "Richards ex
plained that he had fitted up the rooms
at great expense.' and when I asked
him whether he allowed women In
there, he said that a man could bring
'his own lady,' or. If he had none to
bring, a list was on hand, from which
one suitable could be brought-"
Tells of One Gay Carousal.
Passing- on to a time about five weeks
afterwards, witness said one night he
was passing Richards place and saw
several men and women sitting in a
front room. The blind was up and a
good view was afforded. He said he
looked long enough to see some mar
ried men of Ills acquaintance holding
women on their laps, hugging and kiss
ing "the women and exchanging cigar
ettes at Intervals with them. He said
the women 'with the men were not their
To show that the "common fame"
of Richards Hotel was bad, the follow
ing ministers were called at this Junc
ture. Revs. A. D. Soper. Edgar
P. hi II. B. Nelson Allen. Andrew J.
Montgomery, e. S. Muckle. snri S. C
Lapfcam. All swore they had heard
evjl reports regarding the hotel. Upon
cress-examination by Mr. Idleman each
said he had not secured his reports
from amonar .persons living- In the im
mediate vicinity of Richards' place;
most all of wkat they heard came -from
members of the Municipal Association,
and their own brethren in the church.
Miller Murdoch, who said he had fre
ueRtly furnished legal advice to the
Muaiclpal Association, was called and
swere that he knew the common fame
ef Richards' place -to be bad. He -said,
upon cross-examination, that he had
talked with, a few persons living- near
Henry T. Gibson, formerly a patrolman
on the local police force, but now em
ployed as an officer at the Ladd & Tilton
Bank, was the first witness called after
the noon adjournment. He had once pa-
troled the beat on which Richards' hotel
is situated, and he swore that it was a
bad place; that he had often seen disor
derly women.enter there and emerge later.
Patrolman Roberts, one of the raiding
party, testified regarding the finding of
men and women in rooms of the hotel on
the memorable night of the raid.
Harry Turner, formerly employed at
Richards hotel as a bartender, swore
that ho had seen Rose Hathaway, a dis
orderly woman, pass through the place
on her way to the hotel proper on several
occasions. He had often seen ladies and
gentlemen, he said, pass through the
Acting Detective Kay was next called.
He and his partner. Jones, were in charge
of the raiding party. Kay described the
premises, after which he proceeded to de
tail the facts leading up to and Including
the celebrated raid.
Detective Kay's Testimony.
Jones and I had been watching another
disorderly house next door to Richards'
place, on Park street, explained Kay.
We saw a good many things happening
at Richards while wc were around the
other place, and later we began to watch
Richards place. We began in July, and
continued from time to time until we
Fitzgerald started to cite nme authori
ties relative t evidence, but Judge Cam
eron said this was not necessary, as the
cae must go to the jury.
Richards was then called and gave brief
but pointed testimony in his own behalf.
He said he was president of the Richards
Hotel Company, a corporation organised
in November, 1S05. He Identified two books
that were introduced in evidence as his
hotel registers, and said that all who
took rooms had to register. He said his
Instructions were that the best of order
must prevail throughout the hotel.
He had never rented a room to any
woman. It being a strict rule of the hotel
that women unaccompanied by their hus
bands could not secure accommodations.
Only the best of patrons were among his
guests, he said, and during the Fair he
had exchanged guests with other first
class hotels of the city, all the hostclrlcs
being crowded. To his knowledge there
never were any disorderly women In his
hotel. He denied Witness Rae's state
ment relative to keeping a list of women
to be called when desired. He said he
paid $300 a year license to run his hotel.
On the night of the raid. Richards said,
a waiter came and told him the whole
police force was upstairs. He ran up to
ascertain the trouble, and found Kay
and Jones going through rooms and caus
ing a general alarm among the guests.
He said he did not think their warrants
were properly signed, and he therefore
refused to open doors for them.
To show the good' reputation of Rich
ards' Hotel. Mr. Idleman then -called the
following: Edward Hoi man, A. H. Ellens
Charles Smith. J. B. Coffey, J. W. New-
court replied, in effect, that he could
not ceatrol the clty case, and as the
City Attorney said they did not desire
rae as a witness. I was discharged.
"I have been informed that the list
of subpenas was originally very much
larg-er and names had been stricken
from It by the authorities, due to po
litical Influence, and one gentleman'
told rae a friend of his got his name
off by tho payment of $20, but who
paid It. and to whom it was paid, his
friend would not disclose. Many other
witnesses present were not called,
and under all the circumstances, I
think the subpenaing of so many wit
nesses the city did not use. and .appar
ently had no intention of using, was
REUNITED BY ACCIDENT
Sellwood Man Discovers Iocatlon of
Father After Twenty Years.
Robert Lee Fagg, whose home is at
543 Spokane avenue, in Sellwood. has
discovered the whereabouts of his
father from whom he separated whem
a mere boy 20 years ago. Both fatner
and son lost all trace of each other.
It transpires that the elder John M
Fagg, father of the Portland man, la a
resident of Sitka. Alaska, where he
has lived as a retired member of the
United States Marine Corps. He is
married and has a step-daughter. The
SOME OF THE FACES HARRY MURPHY SAW AT THE RICHARDS TRIAL
finally raided the place. We first noticed
that the lights would go out at the en
trance to Richards' hotel, whenever a
man and woman would enter, and after
they had passed on out of sight, the lights
would appear again.
we saw women come out of there, and
saw them run in various directions, to
points where they would get onto -streetcars.
Rase Hathaway, a disorderly wom
an, we saw go In there frequently. We
once saw a girl, aged 18 years, come out
cf there so drunk she was hardly able to
"Now for the night of the raid," said
Kay, and the crowd of spectators pressed
forward, eager to catch every word. "We
watched the place a long time, and saw
several couples enter. We decided to go
in, and went at It with a rush. At the
parlor, we saw men and women, the
women being seated on the men's laps.
They were all smoking cigarettes. Jones
and I hurried on upstairs, leaving officers
to guard the doors, so as to keep every
one in. In the 'English room we found
a couple, and as wc stopped to talk to the
man, who gave the name of John Wil
liams, Richards came up and demanded to
know what we were doing. We told him
we had warrants, and proposed to arrest
every man and woman found. We asked
him to open the doors, and he said he
would not; that we could break them
down. If we wanted to, but he refused to
"A man and woman found in one of the
rooms said they were Mr. and Mrs. Rob
ert Shanklln. Both were so drunk they
did not care whether they were arrested
or not. Alfred Johnson and Florence
Smith, as a man anu woman' gave us their
names, were caught in another room.
These were taken to headquarters and
These two couples were those whose ball
was forfeited because they failed to' ap
pear to answer to their, names when the
cases were taken up.
Accuses Kay of "Wife Desertion.
On cross-examination, Mr. Idleman
questioned Kay, and asked him If he did
not desert his wife and family, at the
time he left England, which was 16 years
ago. Kay replied In the negative, and ex
plained that his mother-in-law refused
to let his wife come to America with him.
A strong point, so regarded by the de
fense, at least, was here brought out.
"John Williams," as he gave his name
when arrested, turned out to be John
William Inskeep, employed as a dishwash
er in a First-street restaurant. He was
among those who escaped, the woman
with him also escaping. Counsel for the
defense declared that Inskeep was In real
ity a stool pigeon, employed by Kay and
Jones, and that he was purposely allowed
to "escape." This was denied, however,
W. L. Johnston, bookkeeper for the John
Deere Plow Company, was called to the
stand to testify as to the reputation of
Richards place, and swore It was bad.
Acting Detective Jones, Kay's partner,
testified to the same facts regarding the
watching of Richards' place, and regard
ing the raid. He said that "once ho saw
a young girl rush out of Richards' Hotel,
dash down a side street and then take a
car to First and Washington. He fol
lowed her. She transferred to Sellwood.
He had since talked with her. She was
very young, but he did not wish to sav
anything further about her. That Inci
dent occurred, he said, on the evening of
December 31 last.
"On the night of the raid," said Jones,
"when I arrested the woman who gave
her name as Smith, and the man who
gave the name of Alfred Johnson, she
threw up her hands in horror, and almost
shrieked, "Oh, my God. don't arrest me.
for I am. married. My husband has been
to Chicago, and I expect him back to
morrow. For heaven's sake, don't take
me. for it will ruin my life. The man
said. 'Yes, please let her go, and take me.
If you must take some one. I will stand
for anything, but for God's sake, don't
ruin her life by taking her. Finally,
when I told them I muBt take them, the
man said they would give fictitious names
to avoid publicity."
Patrolman Smith, formerly on the Rich
ards Hotel beat at night, swore that he
had seen disorderly women enter the
place at all hours on his shift, and he
knew the place to be bad-.
The city rested its case, and Mr. Idle
man asked the court to instruct the jury
to brig; in "a- verdict of not guilty. Mr.
kirk. Clate Fellows, Frank Anderson and
Lee Chandler. The latter is employed by
Richards as a waiter. He is now under
arrest, charged with assisting persons to
escape on the night of the raid. He re
fused to say, when asked on cross-examination,
what part, if any, he took in
helping people to get out.
W. M. Ford and A. Ford, desired as wit
nesses for the defense, were not found
by the officers with the subpenas, and
Deputy City Attorney Fitzgerald admit
ted, for the sake of saving time, that if
present they would swear that Inskeep.
the alleged stool pigeon, told them on the
afternoon of the raid that he knew the
raid was "coming off." and that he had
a room up there.
Richards Blamed by Fitzgerald.
Closing arguments were then made, and
the case submitted to the jury. Mr. Fitz
gerald, emphasizing a statement made by
City Attorney McNary earlier In the day,
pointed out to the Jury that Richards was
responsible for the publicity given many
highly reputable persons In the case, as,
CONCERNING THOSE SUBPENAS.
The oSlplal list of witnesses sub
penaed for the prosecution and de
fence In the Richards case Is on nle
In the office of Cleric Henneser. of
the Municipal Court, like all public
documents of the kind there. Every
name appearinr on that list has been
published In The Oreronlan from day
to day. as trabpeaa were Issued, as
may be proved by a. comparlosn of
the official list on Hie with that pub
lished In The Oreeonlaa.
Additional subpenas were lsued
yesterday for William Warner, Henry
T. Gibson. AL Johnson and Harry
Actlns; 1etecttves Kay and Jones
furnished lb names of all persons
subpenaed. aa they had full charge and
were told to summon any number of
wltnetees to prove their case.
A (tenttatlonal rumor, spread broad
cast yesterday, to the effect that sev
eral oridnal subpenas. issued for wit
nesses la the case, were stolen from
the private desk of Captain of re
tectives Bruin, had no foundation in
fact. A brief investigation proved It
a mere canard.
he declared, Richards had .been running
under false pretenses. and had thus
brought unenviable notoriety on some of
Portland's best citizens.
Counsel for the defense argued that
there was absolutely no evidence to show
that Richards ever operated a disorderly
house, and .flayed the police for alleged
stupidity In the matter.
JAMES WOOD'S STATEMENT
Thinks It Peculiar Ho Was Subpe
naed, but Not Allowed to Testify.
James McL Wood, who was among
those summoned as a -witness, made
the following statement regarding his
connection with the case:
"I obeyed the subpena, the same as
I would the summons of any -court
but 1 supposed that In issuing It the
city was sincerely desirous of putting
me on the witness-stand. I saw Mr.
Fitzgerald and Mr. McNary. and ex
plained to them that I was alone In
business, without assistance except
purely clerical, and very busy, and It
would be a great accommodation to
me to be called early. It was Inti
mated that I would have to take roy
6hances with the others, and so I sat
there from 16 A. M. to 4:30 P. M.
"When the city closed Its case I
asked the court to be allowed to testi
fy, saying that I had been subpenaed,
and, under the circumstances, this
wasK supposed to cast some discredit
on me, and I desired to say I had re
cently been to Richards -on my way
home about 6:26 P. M., to deliver a
nre-lnsurance policy. In November I
had dinner with some friends down
stairs, and I had nothing to be ash am
ed of to disclose, and I thought X
ought to . kav e . ts e j: 1 gh t t say se. The
GUM NINES IS
Girl Accused of Patricide
Faces Grant's Pass
IS SORRY JASPER 'KILLED
Of Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, the
Great Woman's Remedy for Woman's Ills.
latter belongs to a girls' society.
known as the Cousins' Society, an or
ganization which maintains a paper
for tne promotion of correspondence.
Miss Fagg. h step-daughter of John
M. Fagg, had written a number of let
ters and her name appeared In the
publication In full. Tho paper cna
talnlng her name happened to fall Into
the hands of Robert Lee Fagg; of this
city, and the name being an uncommon
one, he wrote Miss Fagg, to learn, if
possible, something of his father, with
the result that It was established that
Robert Lee Fagg, of Portland, and
John M. Fagg-. of Sitka, were son and
father. The latter has been a resident
of Sitka for the nast 17 years, and a
year ago he retired from the Marine
CorpB. and now owns his home and is
a respected citizen.
Robert Fagg has been a conductor
of the O. W. P. for some time, but at
present, with his family, is absent from
the city. He is about 26 years old.
and was a very small chid when sep
arated from his father, and until he
received an answer to his inquiry, did
not know that he was still living.
FINANCIAL MOSES WANTED
Et. Johns May Ixse the Property
Pnrchased for City Hall.
Hedged In by a charter provision that
prevents the Council from borrowing
money, or even Issuing bonds, the St.
Johns Council finds itself facing a diffi
cult problem, that of completing the pay
ment of $2X0 for the property recently
contracted for from Charles Oihouse, for a
city hall site. The price asked for the
tract, comprising about four lots, by Mr.
Oihouse, Is $3505. all of which must be
paid by the first of February. Of this
amount Mr. Oihouse has received JCO
from the Council, with the understanding
that the remainder was to be paid by the
end of the present month.
M. L. Holbrook. in order to enable the
Council to secure this property, which Is
very desirable In point of location for a
city hall, offered to advance 000. and
"W. M. Kllllngsworth offered II 000 to en
able the city to get along with a S-mlll
levy. It is understood that Mr. Killings
worth wants security, which the Council
The time is short, and there Is much
anxiety among the city officials. One re
marked yesterday" that Mr. Oihouse must
be paid his money or the sale will be off
and the city, will not only lose the prop
erty but the 5300 paid on It. The $1000
check of the St. Johns Hotel Company Is
still in the hands of the Recorder for a
liquor license, but It is not available, as
no license has been issued. The Council
cannot Issue warrants except there Is
money to pay them, or on judgment of
It Is recognized that It would be little
short of a calamity for St. Johns to allow
this valuable piece of property to slip
away. A Moses Is wanted to lead the
way out of the financial wilderness.
SWEENY DENIES RUMOR
Spokane Man Not Yet Ready to Im
prove the Dckum Homestead.
A report gained circulation on the
streets yesterday that Charles Sweeny, of
Spokane, bad come to a definite decision
In regard to the Improvement of the De
kum homestead, and that he was having
plans drawn by a local architect for an
eight-story building to be erected upon
the property. In response to a query
from the Oregonlan, Mr. Sweeny wired
from Spokane last night to the effect
that the rumor Is not well founded.
It is known that Mr. Sweeny Is- plan
ning for extensive improvements upon
this property, but, the nature of these Im
provements is as much a mystery now
as It was at the time he bought. It Is
alse kaown that he considered the ad
visability ef erecting a, handsome hotel
up the Dekaro homestead. Taut no an
nouncement has been made as to whether
he still think of diag this er whether
he will construct a building ef seme other
Sister of Condemned Man Is Un
concerned at His Conviction
and Strokes Stray Kitten
While News Is Told.
BT TV. G. MACRAE.
GRANT'S PASS. Or.. Jan. 17. (Staff
Correspondence.) "I am sorry that Jasper
did it." This was one of the first state
ments which Dora Jennings, whose trial
will begin tomorrow morning for the mur
der of her father. Newton M. Jenning3.
made to Sheriff Lewis yesterday, while he
was bringing her to this city for trial.
This statement, if It Is borne out by the
developments of the trial, will be signifi
cant, for, from the very beginning. Dor?:"
has maintained that she knew nothing of
tne murder of her father. It might have
been a remark In passing, but great im
portance Is placed upon It by District
Attorney Reames. for It may mean the
disclosing of the whole story of the crime,
and that told by Dora. It would also In
dicate that the entire responsibility of the
murder will be shifted to the shoulders
of the brother.
"When the prisoner arrived from Mcd-
ford, Mrs. Jennings, her slater Julia and
her two brothers were at the train to
greet her, and after she had distributed a
kiss around to each, in answer to an In
quiry as to how she felt, she said: "I am
feeling all right."
Kitten Is Her Companion.
"When she alighted from the train she
wore a long coat, with a fur around her
neck. and. nestling in her arms, was a
little black kitten, the companion of her
long Jail days In the Jacksonville County
Jail. To the casual observer, Dora had
nothing of the appearance of a prisoner
or a murderess. The news that her broth
er Jasper had been convicted of murder.
which was told her by Sheriff Lewis, did
not seem to depress her. Her chief solici
tation seemed to be for the kitten which
she carried under her arm. and a desire
to purchase a few articles from a local
dry goods store. After she had made the
purchases she went to the home of Sher
iff Lewis, where she remained all night.
The reason that she was not locked up as
a common prisoner is because the new
jail here, which is in course of construc
tion. Is not yet completed.
It was the Intention of District Attorney
Reames to have arraigned Miss Jennings
this evening, but her attorneys. Colvig
and Durham., requested that it might go
over until tomorrow. This was readily
consented to. and If all of the special
jury ordered by Judge Hannx has ar
rived, the trial will start at once. It was
Intended to begin the trial today, but.
owing to the heavy rains which have
fallen almost continuously since Friday
last, it was Impossible for all of the
jurors to reach Grant's Pass. The late
stage which arrived this evening brought
all but one or two of the Jurors, so. un
less the panel should be exhausted, the
trial will be In full swing before the noon
recess Is taken.
Looks Are Not Bad.
It Is hard to realize that this slip of a
19-year-old girl will tomorrow be on trial
for her life. There Is nothing about her
that is suggestive of the criminal. That
she has a heart full of sympathy and
kindness is shown through her love for
the stray kitten which she adopted In the
Jail at Jacksonville. "When the start was
made from the Jail at Jacksonville Sheriff
Lewis informed Dora that the train con
ductor would not allow her to bring the
kitten with her, and wanted it left be
hind. Tho girl pleaded so hard to be
allowed to bring her pet with her that
Sheriff Lewis relented, but he told her
that she would have to hide It when she
got on the train. This she did. and when
the conductor camn around for the tick
ets. she tucked the kitten under her great
coat until he had passed. Every chance
she got she would take the cat from its
hiding-place and play with it. She was the
center of attraction on the car from Med-
ford until the train reached here.
Dora, like her brother Jasper, has been
a model prisoner, and the officials of the
Jacksonville Jail were loath to see her go
and hope that-sho will soon be free. Dur
ing her trial she will not be subjected
to the horrors of being locked up behind
bars. It is the desire of District Attorney
Reames and Sheriff Lewis that Dora be
accorded as much freedom as if she were
out on bail, and as long as she appreciates
this comfort she will be treated with this
Jasper Jennings Is Itestless.
Jasper Jennings' first day as a prisoner
condemned as a murderer was a restless
one. His iron will and self poise seemed
to have deserted him and now he is pin
ning his hope to a new trial. It is doubt
ful whether this will be granted, for the
.trial throughout was remarkably free
from errors, not more than three or four
exceptions fcelng taken during the hearing
of the case. It Is not believed that he will
be used as a witness against Dora, yet
the District Attorney may call upon him
to again tell of the confession which he
alleges Dora made to him on the day they
were coming to Grant's Pass. During the
day Mrs. Jennings and Blanche Roberts
called at the jail and held a short Inter
view with Jasper.
So far Attorney Harry Norton, counsel
for Jasper, has not made a motion, either
for an arrest of Judgment or a new trial.
Mr. Norton left tonight for Salem, where
he goes to argue a case before tho Su
preme Court, but before leaving he re
quested that the passing of sentence be
postponed until after Dora had her trial.
Then it will be decided what further
action will be taken in Jasper's case.
MAIL SERVICE IS POOR.
Chamber of Commerce Asked to In
vestigate Portland-Eureka Route.
President R. R. Hoge. of the Chamber
of Commerce, has received a letter from
the Marshall-Wells Hardware Company,
requesting that some action be taken to
secure for Portland better mail service
between this city and Eureka. CaL The
communication states that the Portland
houses of late have secured considerable
business from that point, and that pros
pects for more are very bright, but that
the mail service from Eureka, to Portland
Is so bad as to Interfere materially with
the business transactions.
Tne letter states that although Eureka
is about midway between San Francisco
and "Portland, the mall for this city
is taken to San Francisco and than sent
north by rail". This takes all the way
from four to eight days. It la done be
cause the steamer service between Eureka
and San Francisco is more frequent than
between tbt piaee and Portland.
It Is asserted, however, that the dif
ference Is;Bet so great as to require the
mail belag taken to San Francises, and
No other female medicine in the world has received such widespread an,
No other medicine has such a record of cures of female troubles or such
hosts of grateful friends as has
Lydia E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound.
It will entirely cure the worst forms of Female Complaints, Inflammation
and Ulceration. Falling and Displacement, and consequent Spinal Weakness,
and is peculiarly adapted to the Change of Life.
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remedy the world has ever known. It is almost infallible in such cases. It
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Irregular, Suppressed or Painful Periods, Weakness of the Stomach,
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invigorates the female system.
It quickly removes that bearing-down feeling, extreme lassitude ' don't
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ness, dizziness, faintness, sleeplessness, flatulency, melancholy or th "blues"
and headache. These are sure indications of Female Weakness, or some de
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that better time could be made if it were
sent by steamer direct to Portland.
The Chamber of Commerce will take the
matter up with the proper authorities, and
It Is thought the difficulty can be satis
Chinese Attempts Suicide.
Ho Wan. a Chinese suffering from rheu
matism, attempted to commit suicide last
night In a Chinese lodging-house at Fifth
and Pine streets, by stabbing himself
through the Adam's apple with a. pocket
knife. The windpipe was severed, but
the patient will recover. He was taken
to St. Vincent's Hospital by the police.
Paris. The Academy of Medicine has re
solved to forbid the employment of the
Roetsen ray. except by doctors, owing to
the danger incurred In Its application by un
skilled hands, as It is alleged to have been
proved that numerous deaths have been
caused by It.
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GOOD THINGS OF LIFE ARE
BEST DETERMINED BY THE
GOOD THEY DO YOU. IN
CHOCOLATE THE NUTRI
MENT OF COCOA IS EN
HANCED BY THE SWEET
NESS OF SUGAR WHICH
RENDERS IT THE MOST
HEALTHFUL AND PALATABLE-
OF ALL BEVERAGES.
A Perfect Cold Weather Drink
Wc constantly receive letters like this :
MAs a constant user of your Extract I can
testify to its quality. I am sorry to find that
several times when I have asked for Liebig's,
I have had palmed off on me an inferior article
which had nothing like the flavor of yours. I
shall take care to order it as Liebig Company's
To avoid incidents of this sort customers should
always order our extract as
Extract of Beef
and see that it has blue signature as in margin
Liebig Company's Extract contains the essence
of more beef and better beef than Its Imitators.
Hebig's Extract of Meat Co., Ltd., 120 Hndsoa St., New York.
Twenty Years of Success
In the treatment of chronic diseases, such as liver,
kidney and stomach disorders, constipation, diar
rhoea, 'dropsical swellings, Bright's disease, etc.
Chronic Diseases of Men and Women
Dr. Walker's- methods are regular and sclentlfic.
He uses, no patent nostrums or ready-made prep
arations, but cures the disease by thorough medi
cal treatment. His new pamphlet on private dis
eases sent free to all men who describe their
trouble. PATIENTS CURED AT HOME. Terras'
reasonable. All letters answered In plain envelope.
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