Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 08, 1906, Page 4, Image 4

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Apostate Mormon Testifies
Against Smoot,
Professor Wolfe Exposes JnncrSc-
crcts of Church to Senate- Com-
- : y '
mittec-Pol ygkmy , Continues'
i ' '' - -
knd -It Is.'Increaslnp:
u '- .. "
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. Hearings In
the case of Senator Reed Smoot -were
resumed today rbef ore the Committee
on Privileges and Uieciions. The In
vestigation" oT -the protests made
against the Utah Senator retaining his
seat continued through two sessions
of Congress and today marked the be
ginning of meetings -which the com
mittee Is likely to hold intermittently
throughout the preserit session:
The flrstwitness "was.PTjDt36sor Wat
tcr N. Wolfe, former teacher of the
ology in Brlgham Young College at
Logan, Utah, and apostate from the
church! John G. Carlisle, or 2Jew York,
conducted the prosecution and A. S.
Worthlngton, of -this cltv defended the
Professor Wolfe testified that he had
been a Mormon until January 1, this
year, when his connection was severed
through failure' to comply with the
demands for tithes. He was asked to
tell what he knew of the alleged plural
marriage of Professor Benjamin ClufC
and Florence Reynolds, 'both teachers
at Provo." This case occupied -a- promi
nent place In tho former hearings. In
detailing' what' lie 'knew of their re
lations, he told of a Mormon expedi
tion to Mexico. He had been Informed
at that time by Cluff that he was mar
ried to Florence Reynolds and that
they' lived together on that trip. Pres
ident Smith, he said, referred to Flor
ence as-"'Sister Cluff."
TooirEndovmcnt Itouse Oatlii . -
"Twelve tlnies," answered Professor
Wolfe, when a'ske4d-how many timeshe
had been ..through the Endowment
House of Temple. He "explained that
the Endowment -House was torn down
many years ;ug.o.
'DId ' vou take any obligations or
oaths when ypu -wSrit through Tasked
Mr. Carlisle.. 4 .
"Every time", lie. .replied.
Asked to detail them, he said there
had been obligations of chastity, sacri
fice "and vengeance.
"What do you mean by vengeance?"
asked Dr. Carlisle. "Do' you mean that
there was a promise or pledcq given to
avenge something?"
Oath of Vengeance on station.
The -witness then said that this oath had
foeen taken: "You and each of you do
covenant and pray and never cease to
pray God to avenge the blood of the
prophet on this nation."
The oath, he said, was taken standing,
and at the conclusion each one who took
it was required to bow his head and say:
"I do."
After giving many other details of the
ceremony, such as the manner of anoint
ing, he was'asked concerning a trial had
by the board of Brlgham Young Academy
as to the reastfns for the long absence of
Cluff from thqxIexlcan expedition. This,
'witness said Apostl6 Reed SmooC was.
among those In attendance, and that he
liad heard testimony given by the wit
ness himself that the reason for Cluff's
absence was that he was Hying apart
with a plural wife.
Another plural '-marriage was spoken of
by the witness. This was between Ovena
Jorgenson, a student at Brlgham Young
Academy and "Brother" Okey, with whom
the girl became enamored, according to
a confession she Is alleged to have made
to Professor Wolfe. He said the girl
came to his house and gave as an excuse
for an absence from school that she had
gone to Juarez, Mexico, and had been
married in polygamy. This had been with
tho consent of Stake President George
Q. Cannon. The girl came back to tho
school and graduated In the class of 1500.
said the witness.
Trick to Beat Devil.
On further examination conducted by
Chairman Burrows, Professor Wolfe said
that In Southern Utah "and New Mexico
polygamy is talked with some freedom.
He quoted" Apostle John Henry Smith as
having said concerning the manifesto: "It
Is a trick to beat the devil at his own
He quoted John Wilson, of Logan, a
prominent Mormon, as saying: "The mani
festo enables the church to exclude men
who ought no.t to have more than, one
wife, and gives worthy men an opportu
nity to take plural -wives."
Both of these statements, the witness
said, were made in his church.
.Increase of Polygamy.
"To the "best of my knowledge," said
Professor Wolfe, "polygamous cohabita
tion has Increased very materially since
Utah was admitted as a state."
On cross-examination, Mr. Wlrthlngton
produced the official charges, .brought
against Cluff by Professor Wolfe and
other members of the Mexican expedition.
The witness was asked why he had re
frained from making the charge Ahat
Cluff was living In Mexico with Florenco
"For several reasons," replied Wolfe.
. "The chief one was ..that polygamy was
not a crime In the'' eves' "of the church."
When asked concerning Intimate details,
he said there .was a gentleman in the
room who was better qualified to an
swer. ' '
"Who?" asked Mr. Worthlngton.
"The Senator from Utah," he replied.
After stating Mr. Smoot had not been
a.vmembjer of the Senate, committee-making
the Investigation, Mr. Worthlngton
asked the witness concerning his habits
and whether he had been discharged from
his position- M a' teaoher because of
drunkenness. He said his resignation
had ?been "Involuntary voluntary" and
explained that he had drunk for 20 years,
and there had "been ao change in his
habits all those years, but that after re
fusing to pay 'tithes he had been asked
to resign on account of having been intoxicated-on
a Sunday early in January
of this year. He. said he knew the conse
quence of refuslhg-to'pay tithes.
Senator Hopkins asked if the charge
liad been true that he was drunk upon
the Sunday referred to. v
"No, sir: if the charge had. been-made
the next day It might have, been true,"
the witness replied".
-Why He Lett .Church.
Mr. Wolfe's dissatisfaction, with the
church had been a growth since the hos
tllltjj that .seemed to rise up between the
cnurcn ana tnc unitea states uovern
mcnt, but he had not lost his faith until
late In 1904. He was asked concerning the
hostility In the church to the Nation and
where the lines were drawn. He thought
the lines were between those living in
polygamy,-and those not. He said that
a number of hymns of the church
breathed 'hostility, and these were favor
ites in the 'church. w
Mr. Worthlngton asked ..concerning the
oaths In the temple, and the witness said
he believed -that In the ".obligation of ven
geance the 'seed of treason is planted."
He said be realized that within an hour
after he had taken the oath and bad
taken it only once for himself. The
other eleven times, he said, had been for
dead persons. An ' effort was made by
Mr. Worthington'to procurc'an unquali-
,fied answer as to whether there was
anything. In the Endowment House cere
mony which would Interfere, with anyone
taking it and serving In the United
.States Senate, and whethersuch person a
duty to the church and country would
jconfllcL The wltnes declared that every
Mormon's first duty is to the Church of
Latter-Day Saints.
No Halo AroHHd SiHObr.
"Replying tOQUcsUo-riS"Tj'Mr. Burrows,
the witness gave & description of, the In
terior of the tempte. Hp salfc thatin the
secret annex or chjipeTAh ere- were paint
ings, fn It(D1 of President Smith and 'all
tnc . apostles, senator smoors pjcture
was there and Senator Knox asked if
there -were any .halos-over ,them. Tire-
witnessed replied that the pictures wjsre-;
unvarnished. -
The -witness said ho had told C. M.
Owen, who la assisting in the prosecution.
In October of "ast year, that he was be
coming dissatisfied with the -church, be-
cause the laws of the land had been
broken, and would not Tcmaln In it much
longer. He had told of the Cluff case, he
said, and believed that was what he
was called for. The committee adjourned
until 10 o'clock tomorrow.
Death -Snatches Mormon postle
Away From Smoot Inquiry.
SALT LAKE. Feb. 7i Marrlner W.
Merrill, an apostle of the Mormon Church,
died late last nlcht at Richmond, Utah,
aged 74 years. Apostle Merrill twice has
been subpenacd as -a witness before tho
Smoot Investigation in Washington, the,
last subpena having been served, but -a
few days ago. He was wanted to testify
in relation-to; reports that he liad Jaken
a plural wife since tho Woodruff mani
Apostle Merrill was ono of the wealth
iest men In the'Mormon Church,, and was
the richest citizen of Cache Connty. Ho
had been married nine times, and at the
time of his death had seven living wives;
each of which was maintained on, a. sep
arate estate. He leaves 49 sons and
daughters, 140 grandchildren and reveral
Windsor. Is. g. Ttavid Fisher.- hUi aon and
George Stanley, have been arrested on u
nlclon of murderlnr rVectnan HttTvlc. whone
JecomjoseB and - dismembered body wan found
in ma cenar.
SI an Hat The internal revenue report for
1005 siio-ro that the lulnes of the Philip
pine Iskrrda amounted 'to f 10j.O00.O00 In
Bold. The Amount of taxes collectfd was
J4.oo6.O0O In gold.
Trenton. J". J. Governor Sloket' has craut
ed Mm. Antoinette Tolla. thfev Hactte-tfock
murderess, the further reprieve of 60. days
in order tb allow her counsel to present fur
ther evidence for a "flew trial.
N'pw YnrV. -Muriel, rfnuirhter of Mr. and
Mm Harold McCormlck. of tThlcaeo. and
Brand-daughter of John O. Rockefeller, la
rapidly recovering: from an operation for ap
pendicitis performed last week.
Berlin. An -attempt to compel Colonol
Goedkc. the military correspondent, to aban
don the title of Colonel failed, the court ac-
auittlnj- him of wroncly using it and over
ruling an order of the Kmperor.
New York. The safe of Mrs. Josef a Nell-
aon Osborn at her residence was opened by
an expert -safe-breaker under a -writ of re
plevin obtained by Miws X. L. Munro, her
former partner, and 210.000 worth of jewelry
Vwr Ynrlr Vrnm drlnklnr too freelv of
wood-alcohol, which had been smuggled Into
Castle William, the military prison on Gov
ernor's Island, one soldier is dead, another
Is dying., and eight are seriously 111 In the
London. The craves of Charles Dlekcna
and Sir Henry Irving- In Westminster Abbey
were most lavishly decorated with flowers
Wednesday In commemoration of their birth-
flayt, though Irvine's anniversary reauy ian
on February C
Omaha. The trial of Pat Crowe, charged
with robbing E. A. Cudahy of $25,000 In con
nection with the kidnaping of K. A. Cudahy.
Jr., five years ago, was begun In the Dlstriot
-Court Wednesday. It -will take several days
to secure -a jury.
JDolhan. Ala. -Weltering In jl pool of their
own blood, their headti almost severed from
their bodies, the corpses of J. M. Christmas,
his wife and son. were discovered Wednes
day at their home near Cototnwood, Ala.
They had been murdered by robbers.
Cleveland. Lawrence B. Cumlngs. es-book-
keeoer for the firm of P. R. Kahey & Co..
rtock and grain brokers, has been placed in
the county jail on the charge or embezzlement.
The failure of the firm two weeks ago was
fald to be largely due- to Cumlngs' embez
Chicago. An ordinance against cigarette
smoking by minors has been prepared for the
City Council. It provides fines for smoking by
minors, for selling or giving cigarettes to
minora and for keeping places wnere tney
smoke, heavier flnoa being Imposed for re
peating tho offense.
Chicago. "William Glenn Vollva, of Mel
bourne. Australia, has been made deputy
general overseer of the affairs of xion
throughout the world. This places him
above all other officers In the church' save
John A. Dowlc himself. He Is expected In
Zlon City next Monday.
New York. The gift of $150,000 recently
received by Columbia University was given
us the result of the university's action In
abolishing football It was given by Mrs.
Maria 1L Williamson, of New York City, to
endow a chair for Instruction in the origin
and development of civilization.
St. Petersburg. Simon Lake, the Inventor
and bulldpr of submarine boats, has arrived
here to submit to the admiralty for Its ap
proval the final plans for four big "cruiser"
submarines for Russia, of the largest ton
nage. Russia will then have the largest sub
marine fleet, with one exception.
Peoria. III. The bank situation was great,
ly relieved Wednesday. The basks of the
city came to the relief of the Interstate Sav
ings & Trust Bank and accepted its paper at
par. They mot evco" demand for deposits,
and the run has stopped. The People's Bank
will not open until the estate of Dr. Simmons
has gone through the Probate Court.
New York. A number of prominent manu
facturers and represenetatives of various In
dustries interested In seeing the removal of
Interna; revenue tax from denaturalized alco
hol have gone to Washington to attend the;
public hearing before the Houe committed
on ways and meanfl. on the varlouA bills sow
pending In Congress, providing tor removal
of the tax.
Cbefoo. Douglas Storey Bays be has ob
tained from the Emperor of Corea a docu
ment denying that he signed or approved the
treaty with Japan or consented to the ap
polnVnfetfit of a Japanese resident, and in
which he "invites the great powers to exer
cise a Joint protectorate over Corea for a
period not exceeding five years with rPect
to the TJorean foreign affairs."
Buffalo. N. Y. Tuo farm hands Tuesday
found a woman unconscious In a cove on the
Niagara River near La Salle. She was
most exquisitely dressed, wearing, among
other things, six suits of the finest silk under
wear. Doctors cay ebc was exhausted by
nunger. tne naa oniy i- cents on ner per
son. but had many advertisements of New
York dealers In old gold and diver,
New York. France & Whttthouse. wire of
William Whitehouae andv a niece of "William
B. Ogden. has begun -proceealngs to have
pet aside the court's approval of accounts of
the Ogden efctate, Mrs.- Whltf houee ba&es
her application on the admissions made by a
clerk In the employ of the late Andrew C
Greene that he had forged certain deeds and
mortgages and eo defrauded the estate out of
about $110,000.
Louisville. Ky. A turf combination has
been formed by Matt J. Wynn. president of
the (American Association; Congressman Jo
seph Rhinock. of Kentucky, and Edward Cor"
rigan. owner of the. Kansas ClrjV Hawthorno
and City Park (New Orleans) race- tracks.
They will buy the Churchill Downs, Louis
ville; Latbnla, Covington. Ky.; City Tark.
New Orleans: Kentucky Association and
Lexington. Xy., tracks.
Kansas City. Mo. M. M. Letts, who while
agent and operator for the Santa Fe Rail
way at Princeton, Kan., stole several thou
sand dollars' worth of tickets and then set
fire to the dpot to hide the robbery pleaded
guilty Wednesday and was eenteneed to Ave
year in the penitentiary. Two years ago
Letts ma'de a 'sensational escape. He was
arrested a month ago at Panama and brought
back to the. United States.
Washington. The War Department is
making ready to test tolhe utmost Its right
to protect tho soldier who, la the execution
of lawful orders, kills a civilian. The test will
come in the case of Sentinel Down who,
wltl. his officer. Lieutenant Ralph .W. Drurr.
was indicted for killing a young man named
Crowley two years ago last September, while
the latter was stealing copper from the Al
legheny Arsenal, at Pittsburg.
Will Act for Castro In France.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. The Yenex
uclan government has requested the Gov
ernment of the United States to take
charge of Its consulate in France. Secre
tary oot has decided to comply with the
rcquesOind will give the necessary In
structions to the American Ambassador
in Paris.
Will Spend $20,000,000 in
Building New Lines in West.
5Tew Jibrtlicrn Pacific Stock to Be
''.Sold to itxlsc -Uunti's Canadian
-, pacific I EIhhs ?Isshc of
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. (Special.) A story
is in circulation here that the Northern
Pacific is going to issue J0WO of new
stock, the flrwceecXto be used to pay for
jcxlcnslons Jnihe Clearwater country, and
to build new lines in the West, particu
larly at points where the Milwaukee rail
road Trill come into close competition with
the Hill road. Hill is fully alive to the
extent of the competition his roads will
have to- face within the next few years.
- Harriman has a hold In, Oregon and
Washington, but will Increase his In
fluence In both .states, and will tap the
Hill country to a serious extent. The
Milwaukee road will be a very close com
petitor of Hlh's 'all the way along the
new extension 2rom Lolo Pass -to Seattle,
it will run only a short distance to the
Const Bob! de Cafrtellnae,
north of the North Pacific and "will '
compete for local as well as through
traffic Hill. It is believed, will take every ,
possible step to protect his position. j
It Is rumored here that the Canadian 1
Pacific altfo will increase its authorized
common stock to 51S3.0,O from the
present figure-of JUO.COO.OW. The company
still has JS.C00.OX) of authorized stock un
issued, so it will be In a position to Is
sue, over J23.O00.00CO to pay for .new. ex
tensions. i
Talgny Says Venezuelan President
Does Sot Know Himself.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. Oliver Talgny,
formerly French Charge d Affaires at Ca
racas. Venezuela, who arrived here last
nlgbt on the steamer Zulla from Curacao,
talked briefly upon landing today of con
ditions In Venezuela. He expressed the
opinion that the industrial classes In that
country are not giving active support to
the government's position on French af
fairs. "The people of Venezuela," he con
tinued, "were quiet when I left there, and.
their interest seemed to me to center
principally in bettering their condltcns
He said that until he could confer with
French Ambassador JUsserand at Wash
ington he had no opinion to express con
cerning the conditions, under which he
was forced to leave Venezuela,
"I received no passports," he said, "and
no written orders from the Venezuelan
government ordering mo to leave It was
because the Venezuelan police prevented
me from landing at La Guayra that I left
the country.
"The difficulties with Venezuela," he
continued, "began on September IS last,
when on behalf of my government I pro
tested against the seizure of tho offices
of the French Cable Company."
Asked to explain what President Cas
tro's objects are in the present contro
versy. M. Talgny said: '
"1 do not know. Perhaps President Cas
tro does not know himself."
Asked whether he believed Castro used
duplicity In his statements, he replied:
"Yes. that is IL"
M. Talgny said he would proceed to
Washington Immediately.
Department of Agriculture Takes Up
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. That beer Isva
food product and that it is fast coming
to be classed with the least harmful bev
erages, is a claim now receiving the close
attention of the Government experts con
nected with the Department of Agricul
ture The Department of Agriculture is,
and has been for some time, pursuing an
Investigation of "the nature, effects and
value of beer. '
Dr. W. H. Wiley, Chief of tho Bureau
of Chemistry; of the Department of Agri
culture, Tb -specially Interested in the
subject, having referred to it frequently
In lectures. Dr. Wiley is not yet ready
to make any statement or report on the
question as to whether" beer is a food
product. -T
"I will say this much." he said today,
"that the use of beer and wines aids In
the work of temperance To Illustrate,
there is net near so much Intemperance in
Germany, where wines and beer are used
to such a great extent, as there Is in
Scotland, where "spirituous liquors are
principally used."
Germany, Great Britain and the United
States, in the order named, are the larg
est producers of malt beverages, and the
general good health of the Germans, Eng
lish andAmericans Is pointed to as strong
proof of the argument that beer is a
food product, and that its consumption
aids. Instead of retarding, the work e
Minister Charged With Crime.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7. Rev. JuBtin G
Wadr pastor of the First Congrega
tional Church of Waukegan. 111., was
arrested today by postoffico officials.
upon the charge of sending obtceac
letters through the malls. When ar
raigned' by Commlnlener Foote, the
minister said the handwriting of the
letters was. similar to his. bat be could
not remember writing: those particular
letters. lie also said that insanity ran
in his family.
The arrest of the minister was based
on two letters sent to Andrew Keho. a
boy living in Bloomington. I1L. and ln
,vlted him to come to Waukegan to
visit the writer. The boy was arrest
ed some days ago in this city while
acting In? a suspicious manner, and the
letters which led to the arrest were
found in his pockets.
Officers of iost Warships Going to
Command Xcw Ones. -
"VICTORIA, B. a. Feb. 7. -The
steamer Shlnano Mara, recently re
leased from the Japanese Naval Aux
iliary service, arrived this morning on
her first trip since she resumed the
service to the United States, bringing
the officers of the new Japanese bat
tleships Katorl and Kashlma, being
constructed in England.
Captain Sakamoto, who will com
mand the Katorl. was in command of
the battleship Yashlma. . which was
sunk by a mine off Port Arthur on
May 15, 190, when the battleships
Hatsuse and Toshlno were also lost.
He said Itwwas then considered policy
to' keep secret the news of tho loss of
the Tasblma, which foundered In day
light after hitting a mine 12 miles
from shore. All -her crew was saved.
Captain IJichi of the Kashlma was
f&rncrly in command of the cruiser
Idsumo. Among the party, which in
cludes IS officers and seven warrant
officers, is Chief Engineer T. Kurlta.
who was engineer of the steamer Fu
kul Maru when she was sunk in the
Ornate de Castellaae. formerly
Abu Gould.
fairway of .Port Arthur by Commander
Hlrosc, since worshipped as a Jiero in
Japan, who lost his life with many of
ficers in thcN blockading expedition.
Tho Japancso officers proceed via
Seattle and the United States to New
York on the way to London.
The Shlnano Maru. which was in the
fleet that; landed Oku's army at Plt
sewp -for the attack on Nanshan and
Which was the first steamer to sight
the Russian fleet k Tsushima "'when
she "acted- as nn auxiliary crdlser of
the scouting' fleet, will now continue
regularly in her old service.
They "Want to Raise 3Ienf "Sot Game,
" on Vatcrsay.
EDINBURGH. Scotland, Feb. 7.
The crofters of Barra Island, Hebrides,
have seized the neighboring Island of
Vatcrsay and declare their Intention
to resist by force of arms any attempt
to dislodge them. A regular expedition
was fitted out by the Invading Island
ers, who collected a fleet of boats and
soon 'effected a bloodless landing on
Vatersay, hitherto used as a game
The Barra men for years have
claimed the right to cultivate Vatcr
say. but have been unable to get per
mission from the authorities, and now
they have seized the Island, have ap
portioned It Into small farms and
have distributed them among them
selves. There are no police or troops
in the immediate vicinity, so that the
Government's action is hampered.
Pcjerrary Defends His Emperor.
BUDAPEST. Feb. 7. The hunger for
sovereign power and the attempt to re
strict the constitutional rights and func
tions of the. Chief of State In such a way
"as even tho President of a republic would
not submit to are declared by Premier
Fejervary to be tho real causes of the
crisis In Hungary- The coalition, he says,
in an Interview, wishes to restrict the
legal, sovereign rights of the King In re
gard to the control and organization of
the army and make them dependent on
the discretion of changing parliamentary
authorities, whereas the right of Parlia
ment is limited by law to approval or re
jection of votes for army credits and the
annual contingent of recruits.
Anti-War Agitators Arrested.
PARIS, Feb. 7. Twenty-ono prison
ers sentenced to various terms of im
prisonment In December last for in
citing recruits to disloyalty and insur
rection were rearrested today, their
appeals having been rejected. Tho
prisoners Include a number of well
known political agitators.
Eleanor Dusc In Ibsen's Play.
CHRISTIANA. Feb. 7. Eleanor Duse
played "Rosemeres"at the theater here
today before an enthusiastic audience
Henry Ibsen, the author of the drama,
who will never be able to appear In pub
lic sent an enormous wreath of laurel
to the -actress.
Edward Going to Dalmatla.
VIENNA. Feb. 7. It is reported here
from sources which It is declared are re
liable that King Edward will visit Dal
matla In the Spring, when he will meet
Archduke Franz Ferdinand and "his wife
. Hero of Port Arthur Honored.
TOKIO. Feb. 7. Captain Kurml, who
commanded tho Japanese naval guns at
the siege of Port Arthur, has been ap
pointed nay-al attache at the legation of
Japan in St. Petersburg.
Salvlnl "Will Xot Como to America.
FLORENCE. Italy. Feb. 8. (Special.)
Tooaaso Salvlnl. Italy's foremost trage
dian, and without doubt the best In his
line left en the stage in Europe, has
successfully resisted an attempt to have
aim vMt the U sited States for a fare
well tour. He last night positively de
clined te ces44eran offer of 132,034 for
a sfeert trip, and told Mr. Wilkin?, who
apfTOAChcd him, that he "was too old
for exi4d travel." V
Coal Railroads Ajccused of Vio
lating Law.
Legislator proves That Legal . Pro
ceedings Begin to Prevent Fur
ther Violation of Constitution -In
Anthracite Region.
HARRISBURG, Pa.. Feb. 7. In the
House tddky Mr.- Creary of - Columbia
County, offered a resolutions as follows:
Whereas. The constitution of Pennsylvania
provides that "no Incorporated company do
ing Ihe'bujln ess Of a common carrier shall
directly or Indirectly prosecute or" engage In
rnlntng or manufacturing articles for trans
portation over Its works; nor shall such com
pany directly or indirectly engaga la any
other business than that of common carriers,
or hold or acquire lands, freehold or lease
bold, directly or Indirectly-, except such as
shall be necessary for carrying on Its busf
nesj but any mining or manufacturing com
pany may carry the product of Its mines and
manufactories on its railroads or canal not
exceeding 50 miles In length"; and.
Whereas The greater part -of the anthra
cite, coal lands are owned -or leased either
directly or indirectly by the Pennsylvania
Railroad Company, the Reading Company
and the Delaware & Lackawanna Railroad
Company, and that said mining companies
are mining said coal either directly or indi
rectly for .the purpose of transporting the
same over their several railroads, thus giv
ing said railroad a monopoly In its trans
portation market; and.
Whereas. It Is alleged by the coal miners
that the price of sold coal has been raised
slnco tho last anthracite coal strike SI to
Sl.ZZ per ton: yet tho so-called operators are
refusing to allow the miners any Increase In
wages, and thus another strike Is threatened;
therefore, bo It
Resolved. That the Attorney-General Is
hereby Instructed to make careful Inquiry,
and If. after such Investigation, he shall find
any of said railroad companies or any other
railroad company In this commonwealth di
rectly or Indirectly violating the afore-raen-tloned
section of the constitution, he shall
proceed forthwith in the law or equity courts
of the commonwealth to prevent such -violation
of tho constitution of the state.
Discussion was ruled out on a point of
order that resolutions were In order only
on Mondays and Fridays.
Anthracite Coal Operators Have
Large Reserves in Stock
NEW YORK. Feb. 7. Following the
meeting of presidents of several anthra
cite coal roads yesterday, there was an
Intimation given In quarters friendly to
the operators that the anthracite which
had been mined was so much In excess
of the demand that a shut-down In the
mines may be necessary it there Is no
strike on April 1.
Henry S. Fleming, secretary of the Bi
tuminous Coal Trade, which Includes most
of the large soft coal firms, and the sec
retary of the Anthracite Coal Operators'
Association, made public estimates which
he had been collecting as to the probable
proportion of miners who will obey the
strjke order. In the anthracite district,
netsald. SO per cent joC the miners would
strike. In tho soft coal districts, he found
that miners were much weaker In organ
ization than was usually supposed, and
he based his calculations on the proposi
tion of nonunion men and the result of
former soft coal strikes.
"As to anthracite," he said, "the aver
age Summer consumption Is 2.GGO.0CO tons
a month, and the average Winter con
sumption throughout the country Is 8,000,
000 tons a month. Up to the present time
the consumption has been far behind the
quantity mined. About 16.O0O.CCO tons of
anthracite, have been mined In excess of
the demand, and there are nearly two
months before April 1. In which coal can
be mined. For some time back the rail
road companies have been stocking up
anthracite, and they never had any such
large supply before."
Mr. Fleming estimated that even al
lowing for cold weather, there would be
easily a Ave months' supply of anthracite
on hand on April 1.
Reform at Junction City.
JUNCTION CITY, Or.. Feb. 7. The re
form forces of this place claim a sweep
ing victory In the conviction of four men
and the proprietor of the Whlto Front sa
loon now closed for running a poker game
Sunday evening.
Informations were filed Monday and
after a spirited trial lasting all day, J.
H. Enlcston was convicted for running
a gambling-house, and S. O. Starr, J. M.
Cook, C. Q. Fairer and David A. Johnson
were convicted for playing a game of
poker and fines totaling 5350 were fixed.
Such cases have been tried here before
and failed. Notice of appeal was given.
North Coast Limited Ditch.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. Feb. 7.
The North Coast Limited, No. 2, east
bound, was ditched at Byron, a short
distance east of Mabton. about 5
o'clock this morning. The diner, two
Pullmans and an observation car were
derailed. One passenger was slightly
The train was running at a. high
speed -when the accident occurred. It
is supposed a bad rail was the cause
of the trouble.
Chicago Lays in Coal Supply.
CHICAGO, Feb. 7. The greatest supply
of coal in the history of Chicago-is being
gathered here In anticipation Of coal
miners striking, April L Within the next
60 days, if the preparations that have
been made are carried out. It Is estimated
that nearly a million tons of coal will
have bee,n stored away In Chicago.
Christian Endeavor Trustees Choose
Scene of Convention.
NEW YORK, Feb. 7. At a meeting to
day of the trustees of the United So
ciety of Christian Endeavor, Seattle,
Wash., was unanimously decided upon as
the place of the next general convention
In U07. Four cities were. In the racet Los
Angeles, Minneapolis, Kansas City and
Seattle. -
Seattle had the indorsement of many
of the leading state, civic and church or
ganizations throughout the country, and
the personal recommendation, of Vice
President Fairbanks. N
"Wiley's Terrible Picture of Poison in
WASHINGTON. Feb. 7. That more
than I.reOjOCO infants have been killed by
Impure milk was the decUratloa made
last, night by Professor H. W, Wiley,
Chief of the Chemistry Bureau of the
Department of Agriculture.
"We do not know anything about the
milk we have left at our homes, or the
coadltions under which It is produced,"
he added. "There are a thousand and
one possibilities which might have com
bined to make what Nature Intended, for a
food the most virile poison that chemis
try can produce.
"I have found that the foods we dally
consume are so filled with germ life of
a harmful nature that I am almost afraid
to go to the table. The butter Is painted;
there is little other than painted butter
to be found anywhere.;
. "Canned goods are kept years and sold
for the genuine article. I speak par
ticularly of condensed milk. If we know
nothing of the fresh milk we get. surely
our knowledge Is more limited as to the
product that is put in cans. The Lord In
tended us to resort to cans only to tide
over one season, until green fruits could
be had again. but"'the canneries don't
know this. There Is no law requiring
them to stamp the date upon their goods;
if they did it would kill tho sale."
JPascngcr Fatally Injured in Street
Car Accident at Seattle. -
SEATTLE. Wash., Feb. 7. Running -at
an estimated speed -of SO miles an hour,
through a dense fog. a Ballard car-and
a Fort Lawton car of- the -Seattle. Electric
Company collided head-on this morning
on the trestla -between Inter Bay and-the
Smith-street siding, on the Ballard - line.
-xQne passenger, Henry Slmonson, , a
marnea employe ot tne street-car. com
pany, 1 dead from injuries he received,
and motorman John Hjerron may die.
Three others were badly hurt.
Will Come SoHth From Ketchikan
Under Own Steam.
SEATTLE, Feb. 7. Special.) The
steamer Portland, which went ashore on
Spire Island last December and was aban
doned by her crew, will be able to come
from Ketchikan by her own steam. After
the Alaska Commercial Company had
abandoned the Portland the underwriters
sent Captain Glbbs North with the
steamer Samson and wrecking apparatus
to float her. He managed to get the boat
off the rocks and tow her Into Ketchikan.
Temporary repairs were made and the
steamer is now able to start South under
convoy of the Samson. The underwriters
will repair the boat and turn her back to
the owners. r
Harriman Puts Tip the Coin.
SEATTLE, Feb. 7. Spec!al.-Checks
were delivered today by John Davis &
Co., the real estate Jirm which bought
four tideland blocks for Joseph Hellen,
said to be Harriman's private secretary,
to the men who sold to the railroad. C. B.
Bussell was given the largest check, a
payment of 5315, COO on his $350, OCO sale. All
together Ja7,0CO wag paid out today and
other sellers are to bo closed with to
morrow. Burlington Denies Giving Rebates.
CHICAGO. Feb. 7. Pleas of not
guilty to charges of granting Illegal
rebates were entered today before
Judge Bethea by representatives of the
Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy Rail
road Company. The Indictment was
based upon the charge of granting il
legal rebate to the United States Steel
Products Exporting Company, one of
the subsidiary companies of the United
States Steel Corporation. Judge Bethea
accepted the pleas.
Recommends "Meriwether's Pardon.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7; Secretary
Sonaparto today recommended .to the
President the ,pardon' of Midshipman,
Minor Meriwether. Jr., convicted of haz
ing and sentenced to dismissal - from -the
Naval Academy. No further action, will
be taken by the Navy Department until
the President reaches a decision on this
EriMt taiirc Praisi its Iijrwfliats.
We refer to that boon to weak, nervous,
suffering women known as Dr. Pierce'
Favorite Prescription.
Dr. John Fyfe one of the Editorial Staff
of The Eclectic Mepicll Review says
of Unicorn root (Hctonias Dioica) which.
Is one of the chief ingredients of the "Fa
vorite Prescription0 :
"A rsBwdy -which Invariably acts as a ater
Ine iarUrorator makes for normal ac
tivity of the entire reproductive system."
He continues "la Helonlas we haTe a medica
ment which more fully answers the above
purposes than any other drug trtth trfckA I am
acquainted. In the treatment of diseases pe
culiar to women it is seldom that a case is
seen which does not present some Indication
for this remedial ent." Dr. Fyfe farther
says: "The folkmlng are among the leadlmr
Indications for Helonlss (Unicorn root). Pain
or aching In the back, with lencorrhcea;
atoalc (weak) conditions of tho reproductive
organs of women, mental depression and Ir
ritability, associated with chronic diseases of
the reproductive organs ot women, constant
sensation of heat in the region of the kld
ne7s;iaenorrhaia (flooding), due to a weak
ened condition ot the reproductive system;
ameaorrhoea (suppressed or absent monthly
periods), arising from or accompanying an
abnormal condition of the dUrestlve organs
ana anemic (thin blood) habit: draffainff
sensations in the extreme lower gart ot the
II more or less of the above symptoms
are present, no Invalid woman can do
better than Uke Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription, one of the leadinglngredl
ents of which Is Unicorn root, or Helonias,
and the medical properties of which it
most falthfully.representp.
Of Golden Seal root, another -prominent
Ingredient of "Favorite Prescription,"
Pror. FInley Ellingwood, M. D., of Ben
nett Medical College, Chicago, says:
"It is an Important remedy in disorders of
the womb. In all catarrhal conditions
and gmeral enf eeblement, it is useful9
Prof. John J. Scndder, M. D., late of
Cincinnati, says of Golden Seal root :
"In relation to its general effects on the
system, then it ho medicine in mm about uhit'i
there it ruch general unanimity of opinion. It
k imfMrsoily regarded as the tonic asel 1 la
all debilitated states."
Prof. Bartholow, M. D.. of Jefferson
Medical College, says of Golden Seal :
"Taluable in uterine hemorrfaagaj- mecor
rhagia (flooding) and congestive dysmenor
7 heel (paurimmenstrustlon)."
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription faith
fully represents all the above named In
gredients and cures the diseases for which
they ara recommended.
DeBcatt enough for the softe
skis, and yit efficacious in removin
any itala. Keeps the ikis In p erf eel
conditio nv In the bath fives all tha
desirable after-effects of a Turkish
bath. It should be on every wask
badly bleaefced Hair.
iMparla. Hair Rftgmraltf
will remedy this. Aar sb&de from
Black to XMo lightest Ash Blende
produced. Colors are durable. Eas
ily applied. Absolutely harmless.
Baniwa &t hair colored free. Car-
Little Girl's Obstinate Case of
Eczema Instantaneous Relief
By Cuticura Little Bos Hands
and Arms Also Were a Mass
of Torturing Sores Grateful
Mother Says:
"In reply to your letter I write vou
my experience, and you are privileged
to use it as you see fit.. Last year,
after having my little girl treated by a
very prominent physician for an obsti
nate case of eczema, I resorted to the
Cuticura .Remedies, and was so welf
pleased with the almost - instantaneous
relief afforded that we discarded the
physician's prescription and relied en
tirely on the Cuticura Soap, -Cuticura;
Ointment, and Cuticura Puis. When
we commenced with the' Cuticura Rem
edies her feet and limbs were covered
with running sores. In about six weeks
we had her completely 'well, and there,
has been no recurrence ot the trouble.
"In July of this year a little boy in
our family poisoned his bands and arms
with poison oak, and in. twenty-four
hours his- hands and arms were a mass
of torturing sores. "We used only the
Cuticura Remedies, washing his hands
and arms with the Cuticura Soap, and
anointed them with the Cuticura" Oint
ment, and then gave him the Cuticura
Resolvent. In. aoout three weeks his
hands and arms healed up; so we have
lots of cause for feeling grateful for- the
Cuticura Remedies. We find that the
Cuticura Remedies are a valuable
household standby, living as we do
twelve miles from a dpctor, and where
it costs from twenty' to" twenty-five dol
lars to come up on the mountain.
Respectfully, Mrs. Lizzie Vincent
Thomas, Fairmount, Walden's Ridge,
Tenn , Oct. 13. 1905."
Complet External and Internal Treatraint for tt7
Humor, from Pimplea to Scrofula-. from-lmney to' Age,
eomlitinjc of Cuticura Soap. JJc, Olntaiant. JOc-, RetotV
nt,40c(ln form of Cbocolat Coated Sc. per -rial
of 60), mar be had ct all druijlftj. A ilarlt let oftea core
the moft dlitreulns eaaea wbto all tlie fail. Potter Druj
t Chesi. Corp., Sols Propt Boston. Mati.
aar-Mailed Free. "How to Cora Tartarian, DU2ariBr
Burner," aadMXla Qrtat Skin Book."
All ExDerience Points to
Extract of Beef
as ihe finest sick-room
' strength food.
, It gives results ia
i iicaiui. .r
in blue or it's
not genuine.
C. Gee Wo
The Great
At No. 162 First St Cor. Morrison
No misleading statements to the afflicted.
I guarantee a complete, safe and lasting: curi
In the Quickest nassihln tlm. nnrl at th
! lowest cost possible lor honest and success
ful treatment. X cure catarrh, asthma, lane.
throat, rheumatism, nervousness, stomach,
liver, kidney and lost manhood.
My remedies are harmless.- composed ot
roots, herbs, buds and barks especially se
lected and Imported direct -by us from thi
Interior of China.
If you cannot call, write for symptom
blank and circular. Inclose 4 cents. In stamps.
The C. Ge TVo Chinese) Sledlclne Co., 162H
first St.. Cor. Morrison. X'ortlaad, Or.
Please mention this paper.
(Established 1S79.)
" Caret While You Sleep."
Whooplng-Cough, Croup,
Bronchitis, Coughs,
Diphtheria, Catarrh.
Confidence can be placed .in a rem
edy, which for a quarter of a century
has earned unqualified praise. Restful
nights are assured at once.
Cresofens Is a. Boon, to Asthmatics
All Druggists '
Send iostal for de'
scrtptive boektet.
Cresolene Antiseptic
Throat Tablets for tho
irritated throats of
your druggist or from
US'. 16c. in stamps.
Tbe Vapo-Gresofeiw Co.,
180 Faitsa St., ti. Y.
A Skin of Beauty is a Joy Forevei
Retaorei Taa, Pimples.
Freckles, Mota Patc&K,
Baah, ud skia D!irajHL
aaa every aiemus
on beaaty, sad da
lles detection. It
ass stood tbe test
of 67 years, asd
U so haraleil w(
taste It to be sure 11
Is properly made.
Accept no counter
felt of tiffliUi
nase. Dr. L. A.
Barra said to a
lady of tha hint
tea (a patiest)t
"As you lsdlM
trill use thtm,
T TioQDmtail
'Gattraad'a Crenm as tha Isaat harsfal of all tha
ikla prtparaitoas." For sale by all draariats and Faaey
G00& Dealers la the United States, Canada aad Europe
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