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THE MORNING OREGOXiaJV, tCESDAY, JULY M, iuo.
SANITY OF- HOLY
Esther Mitchell and Mrs. Cref
field May Never Be Tried
JUDGE WOULD SAVE MONEY
If a Commission Should Find the
Prisoners Not of Sound Blind,'
King County Would Avoid
SEATTLE, Wash., July 23. (Spe
cial.) Esther Mitchell and Mas. Maud
Creffleld may possibly never be tfied
for the murder of the brother of the
former and the man who killed the
(husband of the latter, George Mitchell.
Uoth women were arraigned this morn
ing:, and, after the legal formalities
had been finished, Superior Judge ra
tur made an announcement from the
bench which Indicates that he la in
favor of a commission being called to
examine into the mental condition of
the women, and of committing them to
an insane asylum If they are decided
to be insane.
Judge Frater mentioned the fact that
at the trial of George Mitchell evi
dence had been introduced showing
that the women had been insane, and
that on that account they had been
ordered confined, one in the State Asy
lum for the Insane in Oregon and the
other in an institution known as the
Boys' and Girls" Aid Society at Port
land. "I have no official knowledge of
what the defense is to be In this case,"
eald Judge Frater, "but my understand
ing Is that it will be insanity, and, if
this is so, I believe that it will result
In a considerable saving to. King
County, both in time and money, to
have the mental condition of these
defendants determined by a commis
sion appointed by the court"
Cost May Be the Same.
In this respect Prosecuting Attorney
Mackintosh and Judge Frater disagree.
The matter of calling a commission has
been discussed between Mr. Mackintosh
and his chief assistant, John F. Miller,
with the result that it is believed that
it will cost as much to examine the
women on the question of their sanity
as it will to try them on the criminal
charge, and if the commission should
decide that they were not insane it
would be necessary to try them before
a jury, and practically the same num
ber of witnesses would be called in
the second case as in the first.
Judge Frater, after he had adjourned
court, said that he had not - decided
whether he would order a sanity com
mission on his own responsibility or
hot. So far as the lawyers for the
two women are .concerned, no steps
will be taken in this respect until after
the arrival in Seattle of O. V. Hurt,
father of Mrs. Creffleld, who is expect
ed to be in the city by Wednesday.
Women Show No .Emotion.
Neither Esther Mitchell nor Mrs.
Creffleld exhibited the least emotion
when brought into court this morn
ing. Both were self-possessed and
heard Mr. Mackintosh read the formal
charge against them with far less
show of interest than was evidenced
by the four or five hardened-looking
men who sat inside the criminal rail
to face formal charges of robbery, as
sault and burglary.
It was the first time the two women had
seen each other since being locked up in
the County Jail, and Mrs. Creffleld, who
had come Into the courtroom first, smiled
at Esther Mitchell as soon as the latter
took her seat. The girl smiled back, but
they were too far apart to Hermit any
exchange of confidences. Mrs. Creffleld
was clad wholly in somber mourning,
which she donned after the death of her
husband. There was nothing in her ex
pression to indicate that she was in
trouble, and she seemed to find much to
Interest her in the court proceedings,
which preceded the call which summoned
her in front of the Judge.
Mitchell Girl Wears Red Rose.
Esther Mitchell, looking scarcely the 19
years which she claims, was dressed in
a dark blue skirt, white shirtwaist and a
white straw sailor hat, the same skirt
she wore when she shot her brother. On
her breast was pinned a small red rose.
There was absolutely nothing in her ap
pearance to indicate that she had spent
the past few weeks In a cell In the
The women were called at the same
time and both came forward without
hesitation. Esther Mitchell was repre
sented by Attorney Baxter. Attorney
Silas Shipley, who defended George
Mitchell, represented Mrs. Creffleld. He
stated to the court, however, that he
was acting during the formality of ar
raignment only, and that he did so at the
request of her father, O. V. Hurt, who
would be in Seattle in a day or so for
the purpose of arranging for counsel for
Very Prompt With Plea.
Purlng the reading of the information
Esther Mitchell, standing with her hand
resting on the back of a chair, bit nerv
ously into her lip. but Mrs. Creffleld
was as immobile as a statue. Asked If
she was ready t,o plead the latter said,
"Yes: not guilty," the response coming
almost before Judge Frater had finished
Attorney Shipley stated that the pica
would stand, with the right to withdraw
and make a demurrer. This right was
granted. Esther Mitchell, throujrh her
attorney, asked for time to plead, and
was given until a week from tomorrow.
ATTEMPT TO BTJRX COOXIIj
Incendiary Sets Fire to One of the
WEISER, Idaho, July 2S. (Special.)
An attempt at an early hour this
morning was made by some unknown
person to destroy the town of Council,
in the northern part of this county,
by fire. About 1:30 o'clock the front
of the store building of Lowe & Jones
was discovered on fire. An alarm was
sounded, and the citizens turned out
with buckets and extinguishers, and
the flumes were quickly got under con
trol. An Investigation disclosed a fruit
box filled with greasy rags with a
candlo in It, which had been placed
against the front of the building and
lighted. The frame work of the win
dow was burned out, and the window
CANADIAN FORESTRY CONGRESS
Governor Chamberlain Accepts Invi
tation to Go to Vancouver.
SALEM. Or.. July 23. (Special.) Gov
ernor Chamberlain has decided to accept
an Invitation to attend a forestry congress
at Vancouver, B. C, September 25 to 27,
under the auspices of a Canadian "forestry
association, but called by the Governor
General of Canada. Governor Chamber
lain anticipates that there will be much
in the conference of Canadian lumbermen
that will be of Interest to Americans, and
he may be able to ..get many Ideas that
will be of value in shaping legislation In
It is expected that the Governor-General
and Premier of Canada will be !n attend
ance, as also will many" minor officials of
the Dominion and its several provinces.
Governor Chamberlain will therefore have
an opportunity not only to profit by the
discussions at the conference, but will be
able to learn something of the practical
workings of governmental machinery in
Parse for Seaside Hero.
SEASIDE; Or., July 23. AsJ a - reward
for his heroism in rescuing Leah Cohen,
the little daughter of Leon Cohen, of
Portland, "from death by drowning In the
breakers In front of the Hotel Moore at
this place last Thursday, a purse of S5O0
has been presented to Harry Kretzer.
The sum was given by residents and
visitors, who are loud In their praise of
Kretxer's brave act.
PROSPECT OF BLOODSHED IN
DISPUTE OVER RANGE.
Notices Posted on Doors In Salmon
River Valley GIto Notice to
the Owners to Move.
WEISER, Idaho, July 23. Special.)
There are prospects of a serious range
war between stockmen and ranchers in
the extreme northern part of the eounty
and in the Salmon River valley. No
tices have been posted on the doors of
various ranchmen, notifying them that
unless they remove at an early date
their homes will be burned or blown
up and they and their families hung or
James Laggerty, Seven Devils forest re
serve supervisor, whose headquarters are
In this city, has been notified of the trou
ble and will make an effort to locate the
men who are posting the threatening no
tices. At several ranches men have been
observed prowling around after night
fall since the posting of the notices.
FISH STATION ON THE TRASK
Hatchery Will Be Established on
Tributary to Tillamook Bay.
ASTORIA. Or., July 23. (Special.) The
state fisheries department Is preparing to
establish an experimental station on
Trask River, a tributary to Tillamook
Bay. Master Fish Warden Van Dusen
returned last evening from a trip to that
place, and reports having secured an ex
cellent location. Work is to be com
menced at once on the construction of
the racks, and the intention is, -rf the re
sults are encouraging, to start a .hatch
ery there within the next few years.
The experiment was tried on Wilson
River, another tributary to Tillamook
Bay, during the years 1902 and 1903, but
the racks were carried away by the fresh
ets. The new racks will be in position in
time to take the Fall run of chlnooks and
The department will make some extend
ed improvements at Wallowa this . Sum
mer by putting in a dam in place of the
racks. Heretofore, ' it has been necessary
to take out the racks each year to pre
vent them being destroyed by the . ice
gorge, and as a result the' late runs of
steelheads and the early runs of bluebacks
have escaped. The dam to:be constructed
will be sufficiently strong to - withstand
the ice gorge and the freshets.
A letter received today from Superin
tendent Brown at the Ontario hatchery
states that he commenced to put the
racks in the river July 16, and he will
have them installed sufficiently early to
catch the first run of salmon which
reaches that point. .-;
Snicide Had Been Drinking,
BOISE. Idaho, July 23. (Special.)
James Groves, living half a mile from
Placerville, committed suicide last night
by shooting. This morning he was found
dead in his house, where he lived alone.
He was 60 years of age, and was an old
timer in that vicinity. No cause for the
deed is known, but he had been drinking
the night before.
Examining Grangeville Extension.
LEWISTON. Idaho, July 23. C. M.
Levey, vice-president of the Northern Pa
cific, is here today and leaves this after
noon for Grangevllle with a party of
lesser' officials. They will spend several
days In a trip overland, inspecting the
Cul de Sac-Grangevllle extension of the
Northern pacific, which Is now being
MOTHER AT 50 YEARS
POCATELLO WOMAN GIVES
BIRTH TO 17TH CHILD. .
Mrs. Tj. C. Carter Was 3Iarrled Early
tn Life, for She Has Twelve
POC ATE LLO, July 23. (Special.) A
daughter was born today to the wife of
L. C. Carter, a painter. Mrs. Carter is
60 years old and the child born- today waa
the 17th. She has 12 grandchildren.
TRIPLETS AT OREGON CITS".
Mrs. T. F. Ryan Presents Husband
With Two Girls and a Boy.
OREGON CITY, Or., July 23. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. Thomas F. Ryan, wife of
ex-County Judge Ryan, of Clackamas
County, lost night gave birth to trip
lets, two girls and a boy. The girls
weighed SH pounds each and the boy
tipped the scales at 4 pounds. So far
as Is known., this is the first instance
of a triple birth in the . history of
Oregon City. The boy died this after
noon. Fine Timber Tract Sold.
EUGENE, Or., July 23. R. D. Musser, a
lumber manufacturer of Minnesota, has
purchased a tract of 8000 acres bordering
on the McKenzie River, from Charles
Canfield, Wells Gilbert, of Golde'ndale,
Wash., and 3. D. Allen, of Eugene, The
consideration is said to be J2OO,0O0.
The land Is situated In townships 15 and
16 south, range 2 east, and is about 85
miles from Eugene, a part of It extending
north into Linn County. The timber is
admirably situated in a comparatively
smooth country, and the Canfield tract
Is considered to be the best parcel of tim
ber land In the county.
Rural Route at Wenatchjee.
OREGONIAN NEWS " BUREAU,
Washington. July 23. Rural route No.
S has been ordered established Septem
ber 17 ac Wenatchee, Chelan County,
Washington, serving 430 people and
OPEN NEW' HOME
Promotion Committee Has
Quarters in Union Square.
SPEECHES AT CEREMONY
Temporary Structures Being Erected
In Downtown Districts Are Well
Built and Many of Them Are
Nicely Fitted Up.
SAN FRANCISCO. July 23. The re
construction of San Francisco is pro
ceeding with daily increasing rapidity.
Although most of the buildings being
erected in the down-town district are
Intended to be merely temporary struc
tures, many of them are well built and
The St, Francis Hotel, in union
Square, opposite its former edified,
which was gutted by the flames, was
opened today, and, though buile of
wood. Its interior fittings will com
pare favorably with those of the old
caravansary. The cafe and grill In the
other hotel have been reopened and
the entire building will soon be ready
The California Promotion Committee
has finished an attractive home, also
in Union Square. It was thrown open
today with considerable ceremony, ad
dresses being made by Governor Par
dee, United States Senator Perkins,
President Wheeler, of the University
of California, and others.
CONDEMNS THE SOUP KITCHENS
Rudolph Spreckels Advocates Giving
Cash to the Campers.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23. After a
careful inspection of the relief kitch
ens where meals are served for 15
cents to refugees, Rudolph Spreckels,
a director of the San Francisco relief
and Red Cross corporation, has report
ed to the relief committee, advising
the abolishment of the restaurant.
Mr. Spreckels says that he found con
ditions in the kitchens bad. He de
clares that the quality of food served
is poor, and that he believes a con
siderable profit is being made on the
meals by the contractors.
"I visited a number of the soup
kitchen," said Mr. Spreckels, "and
found the conditions very bad. The
food supplied is of a very Inferior
ouality. The kitchens are not properly
guarded, and the wind and dust blow
"I am in favor,' he continued, "of
giving the campers money and letting
them buy their own food. At present
we are paying 45 cents a day -for each
refugee who eats in the soup kitchen.
I think. If we gave each one 35 cents,
or even 30 cents, they would be able
to buy better -food than tney are get
tine now. and they could cook its to
suit themselves. This would be a
great saving of money and would
please the refugees."
HOME A SIX-BIT COMPANY.
President Dntton Says Collection of
Reinsurance Was Very Small.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23. At a
conference today between President
Dutton, of the Firemen's Fund Insur
ance Corporation, and the attorneys for
the organized policy-holders, it was
decided to call the policy-holders of
the Home Fire & Marine Company to
gether to discuss terms for discontin
uing the business of the latter concern.
Notice has been sent .to all agents of
the Home to cease writing new busi
ness. The general agents will be;, in
structed to divide the assets of the
company between the policy-holders
who lost In the fire of April 18. Presi
dent Dutton said:
"The Home will be able to pay more
than 50 cents on the dollar probablj
75 cents. That will include all the
stockholders can put up, besides the
assets of the company.
"When all our properties have been
turned into cash and the money has
been paid to claimants I shall call on
the stockholders to make good, but
nost of them are ruined In the com
"The reason of the change in policy
which forces us to discontinue busi
ness Is our disappointment, botb In the
matter of the amount of loss and the
collection of reinsurance. Many of
the companies in which we took out
policies are not going to be able to
pay, and that adds Just so much to the
burden, already almost unbearable."
Electricians Will Not Arbitrate.
a xr -ft? Axrrrsoo. Julv 23. The mem
bers of the International Brotherhood of
Electrical Workers gave out a statement
today saving that they would refuse to
arbitrate the present difficulty existing
between them and the United Railroads.
Th union men are of the ODinion tnat
there Is nothing to arbitrate and Insist
that the United Railroads grant them an
eight-hour day or tne strike win con
tinue. TV, nffllala ' of th TTnltefl Railroads
allege they have offered to arbitrate1 the
question with the electrical workers By
showing willingness to meet them half
wot. Tti MllmnH nf fift A.1 M bellAVA 1 h
electricians are asking too much.
Demand for Railroad Laborers.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23. Western
Pacific Railroad officials are endeavor
ing to secure 7000 laborers in addition
to a .force of 10,000 men now at work
In Utah, Nevada and this state. Under
constant urging from George J. Gould
In New York to rush construction
work as fast as possible this Summer
and Fall, agents have been sent Into
the Middle West and Northwest States
to try to secure the men.
The contractors of the Nevada sec
tion of the new San Francisco and Salt
Lake line are especially in need of an
Immense Southern Pacific Receipts.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23. Julius
Kruttschnitt has had a preliminary state
ment prepared of the gross receipts of
the Southern Pacific Company for the
fiscal year ending June 30 last, which
includes the first two months and a half
following the San Francisco fire. The fig
ures ehow $100,000,000 of gross income,
making the Southern Pacific in that re
spect the second greatest railroad com
pany in the United States. The Pennsyl
vania comes first. The figures represent
an Increase of $5,000,000 over the year be
fore and $22,755,000 over the company's
gross receipts in 1901.
EXTENSION " TO OROVILLE.
Surveys of Great Northern Up Co
lumbia and Okanogan Completed.
SEATTLE; Wash.. July 23. (Special.)
Surveys for the Great Northern's exten
sion from Wenatchee - to Oroville, 138
miles up the Columbia and Okanogan
Rivers, have just been completed. The
line will be built between Wenatchee and
Brewster, a distance of 65 miles, during
the present fiscal year. Construction will
be ordered by Fall and trains will be
operated over the line by the beginning
of next Summer. The line between
BrewBter and Oroville will be built next
Between Wenatchee and a point 12
miles above Brewster, the new road "ts
to fohow the west bank of the Columbia
and Okanogan Rivers. The two streams
Join at v Brewster, where the road will
leave the Columbia and follow the Oka
nogan. A drawbridge will follow
the east bank of the Okanogan above
Brewster and the line will follow the
east bank of the Okanogan to Oroville.
North of Wenatchee the Hill extension
will pass through the towns of Chelan
Falls, Pateos, Entiat, Brewster and Oro
ville. Insane From Result of Accident.
'.OREGON CITY. Or.. Julv 23. (Spe
cial.) Rosie Norris, aged 30 years, of
Barton, was committed to the asylum
to,day. The woman is a native of Cali
fornia, and her deranged condition is
the result of a concussion of the brain
that was sustained in a runaway acci
dent a few years ago.
CLDSEFIGHT IN NEZ PERCES
INDICATIONS THAT BORAH HAS
If'He Has Won Boise Lawyer Will
Have a Walk-Over in the
LEWISTON, Idaho, July 23. (Special.)
Although the administration forces
lost the two largest precincts in the city,
returns from the country precincts indi
cate that Borah has lost Nez Perces
County. His supporters are cleaming.
however, they have won. 'and the Issue
will not be certain until organization of
the county convention In this city Thurs
day. With Nez Perces County lost to
Borah, and with the numerous opposing
combinations made by the Boise lawyer,
the state convention at Pocatello August
1 promises to be the liveliest political
fight witnessed in this state for years.
On the other hand, should this county
swing into the Borah column, that gen
tleman will have a walkover for indorse
ment in the state convention, as the Re
publican candidate for United States
Senator from Idaho.
BORAH TICKET GOES THROUGH
No Contest Is Made In Any Precinct
' In Ada County.
BOI3B, Idaho, July 23. (Special.) The
Ada County primaries were held today.
No contest was made In any precinct and
the Borah ticket went through without
a break. A week ago a contest was fully
expected, but the opposition broke down
completely and surrendered the field.
The forthcoming county convention will
elect a delegation to the state conven
tion instructed to support Borah for
Senator. The delegation will not be un
friendly to the Governor. . ,
Rout of Antl-Goodlng Forces.
BOISE, Idaho, July 23. (Special.) In
Washington County, where there was an
organized fight on Governor Gooding, the
Republican primaries today resulted in a
sweeping - victory for him. In Welser,
where the movement had Its head, the
anti-Good tng -ticket waa defeated -two to
one, and m the country precincts the de
feat was far worse. Those conducting the
campaign say the delegation will be for
both the Governor and Mr. Borah. It will
not be instructed for either, however, as
that county has a candidate for Congress,
Lieutenant-Governor Steeves. .- They will
instruct for him and no other person.
One Telephone Service Enough.
ALAMEDA, Cal... July 23. At a recent
meeting of the city trustees, it was de
cided to postpone indefinitely the applica
tion lor a irancnise niea Dy tne Home
Telephone. The application was opposed
by a number of prominent citizens, who
objected to the granting of another fran
chise on the ground that it would put the
people to a double expense for telephone
service and would mar the streets by the
erection of many additional poles and the
tearing up of pavements.
The trustees decided that It would be
an injustice to put the people to the ex
pense which would be entailed by grant
ing the franchise, and finally a motion
was made that the matter be laid over
until the experiment of a double telephone
service had been tried in Oakland and
San Francisco. This was agreed to and
practically means an indefinite postpone
ment of the issue.
FALLS DOWN DEEP WELL
THREE-YEAR-OLD IS RESCUED
Little Son of I. L. Lindsay Played
Too Near Shaft Opening at Home
In Mlddleton Neighborhood.
MIDDLETON, Or., July 23. Falling to
the bottom ofa 60-foot well and being
rescued practically unhurt was the ex
perience of the 3-year-old son o! I. L.
Lindsay, a farmer, who lives In this
With his little sister, the lad was play
ing about the opening to the well. Mr.
Lindsay was at work near by, when he
was startled by the cry of his daughter
"Johnny has fallen into the well!"
Shouts of the father brought the aid
of Patterson and Brown, and Brown was
at once lowered In the bucket to the
bottom of the well. Groping about .in
the darkness. Brown found the body, and
with the apparently lifeless boy, was
brought to the surface.
Thfl Ahoclc had knorked the hreath out
Pof the youngster, and simple treatment
soon brought consciousness, when it was
discovered that no bones were broken.
Johnny has not been spanked yet for
giving his lather a terrible scare.
Spiritualist Attacks the President.
, OREGON CITY, Or.. July 23. (Special.)
In an address- before the Oregon Spir
itualist Association yesterday, H. E.
Barrett, president' of the National Asso
ciation, characterized President Roose
velt as a "brute," In that in a speech
before an assembly of college students
the President had stated that It was
glorious not only to fight but to kill.
The malicious attack on the President
drove away a number of Oregon City
Salmon Off Cape Flattery.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 23. (Special.)
Though Inward bound vessels report
schools of salmon off Cape Flattery, the
run on the San Juan and Lopez Island
banks, is still very light and the canner
ies are paying 30 cents apiece for sal-mor-
FULLS FROM TRAIN
Tom Braswell Killed in South
ern Linn County.
STRUCK UPON HIS HEAD
Nobody Saw the Fatal Accident to
the Special Agent of the
Pacific States Tele
ALBANY, Or., July 23. (Special.) The
body of a man,' identified as Tom Bras-
well, special agent of the Pacific States
Telephone Company, was found lying near
the Southern Pacific Railroad track In
Southern Linn County today. Coroner
Fortmiller made an Investigation, but
could ascertain nothing other than was
presented by the position of the body.
which indicated that Braswell had fallen
from a moving train.
The man struck on his head, the Impact
causing death. Braswell had been making
his headquarters In Eugene for the past
two months and leaves a wife there.
Shock Too Much for Beggar.
POCATELLO. Idaho, July 23. (Special.)
George Osslc, an Austrian beggar, was
drowned in the Portneuf River here yes
terday afternoon while bathing, and his
body was recovered after a four-hour
search. He was about 35 years of age.
A beggar's card, signed by J. C. Ritchie
and Dr. Brown, was the only paper found
in his pockets.
The card stated that Ossto had lost
two fingers' In a stone-quarry explosion.
The body will be buried at the expense of
Overheated Swimmer Drowned.
ABERDEEN, Wash., July 23. (Special.)
-Edward Thein, aged 17, drowned in the
Wishkah River today whllle bathing. Sev
eral companions thought he was diving
when he came up several times, as he
mare no outcry and when It was too late
they made an attempt at rescue. Theln
had oniy recently learned to swim and
jumped In the water when overheated.
It Is thought he was seized with
Caught Under Car Wheels.
ABERDEEN, Wash., July 23. (Special,)
Richard Young, a fireman at a sawmill
near Pacific, attempted to get off the
Elks' excursion train on its return from
the beach to this city Sunday night, was
caught under the wheels and crushed to
death. He was 35 years old.
HE MAY BE FORCED TO TELL
Alleges Land Frauds and Withholds
VICTORIA, B. O., July 23. An Investi
gation was commenced today by the Brit.
lsh Columbia government before Freder
ick .Peters, K C, as commissioner to in
vestigate charges made by the Vancouver
World that Airs. James A. Anderson, of
this city, had received advance Informa
tion of a tender for government lands at
Laurel Point, Victoria, and a second ten
der had been made in consequence by
C. A. Harrison, of the Driard Hotel, in
the name of hla stenographer, this tender
being $100 in advance of the original,
made by H. K. Brown, as real estate
agent, acting for W. J. Pendray, a local
It was charged the second bid was made
with a view to forcing Pendray to nay a
high price for the property, which he had
desired as a factory site. The Commis
sioner of Lands and Works; Hon. P. F.
Green, and several other witnesses were
examined. Mr: Green denied in toto that
any Information had been given from
D. W. Hlgglna, editor of the Vancouver
World, declined to give the source of the
information on which the charges were
based, and It is stated that pressure will
be brought to force him to do so.
CHILD IS GIVEN TO THE FATHER
Supreme Court Holds Methods Taken
for Adoption Were Not 'Legal.
OLYMPIA, Wash., July 23. (Special.)
The Supreme Court today reversed the
lewis superior Court and gave the cus
tody of Sherly May Lebrook to the
father, Stanley Lebrook. The little girl
had been turned over to the Washington
Children's Home Society on petition of
ner motner in Snohomish County. This
society gave the child to Mrs. Toper, of
Lewis County, who turned her over to
Perry Wheeler and wife, of Lewis Coun
ty. The Wheelers petitioned) to adopt
the child, and the Lewis Superior Court
granted it; the Home Society consenting.
The father sued for a writ of habeas
corpus, which was denied In the lower
court. The Supreme Court holds that
the father should have had notice before
the Snohomish court gave the child to
the home society. The order of that
court was Illegal, hence the adoption In
Lewis County was void and the child Is
given back to the father.
DEAD OF v THE NORTHWEST
Judge -William H. Harris.
TACOMA, July 23.-Judge William H.
Harris, a pioneer attorney of Tacoma,
visited the Red Cross Hospital yesterday
and watched Dr. Sargentich perform a
trifling surgical operation. . which sick
ened him. Vomiting followed,, which re
sulted In the burstng of the esophagus,
causing death this morning. Judge Har
ris was about 55 years of age. His daugh
ter christened the cruiser Tacoma sev
eral years ago.
Miss Grace Wright.
CASTLE ROCK, Wash., July 23.
(Special.) Miss Grace Wright, the
popular Deputy Postmaster, died Sat'
urday night following an operation for
the removal of a fibroid tumor. The
operation was performed last Wednes
day morning. '
Miss Wright had' lived here the
greater portion of her life, and by her
cheerful, kindly disposition had en
deared herself to all. It is probable
that nearly the whole town will at
tend- the funeral tomorrow.
Colonel Richard H. Balllnger.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 23. Colonel
Richard Henry Balllnger, aged 73 years,
father of ex-Mayor R. . A. Balllnger, of
this city, died at 1 o'clock this morning
of heart disease. Colonel Balllnger served
with gallantry In the Civil War. and was
with Grant at Vicksburg. He studied
law under. Lincoln. , N ..
Sirs. Jennie Bruce.
OREGON CITY, Or., July 23. (Spe
cial.): Mrs. Jennie Bruce, - aged 2i
years, died at her home In . this city
last nignt. . sne is survived by a Bus-
band and two cnuaren.
' ' ' Quits Job by Suicide.
TACOMA, Wash, July 23. Quartermat-
For Sick Women
Ftbst. That almost every operation
in our hospitals performed upon women
becomes necessary through neglect of
such symptoms as backache, irregular
and painful periods, displacements
of the female organs, pain in the side,
burning sensation in the stomach,
bearing-down pains, nervousness, diz
ziness and sleeplessness.
Second. The medicine that hoids
the record for the largest number of
absolute cures of female ills is Lydia
E. Pinkjiam s Vegetable Compound.
It regulates, strengthens and cures
diseases of the female organism as
nothing else can.
For thirty years it has been helping
women to be strong, curing backache,
nervousness, kidney troubles, inflam
mation of the female organs, weak
ness and displacements, regulating
the periods perfectly and overcoming
their pains. It has also proved itself
invaluable in preparing women for
childbirth and the change of life.
Third. The great volume of unso
licited and grateful testimonials on file
at the Pinkham Laboratory at Lynn,
Mass., many of which are from time to
time published by permission, give ab
solute evidence of the value of Lydia
E. Pinkham's Vegetable Compound and
Mrs. Pinkham's advice.
Mr.Plnkham's Standing Invitation
to Women Women suffering from any
form of female weakness are invited to
promptly communicate with Mrs. Pink
ham, at Lynn, Mass. All letters Are
received, opened, read and answered
by women only. From symptoms given,
your trouble may be located and the
quickest and surest way of recovery
advised. Mrs. Pinkham is daughter-in-law
of Lydia E. Pinkham and for
twenty-five years under her direction
and since her decease she has been ad
the vast volume of experience in treat
ing female ills Mrs. Pinkham probably
has the very knowled je that will help
your case. Surely, any woman, rich or
poor, is very foolish if she does not take
advantage of this generous offer of
ter Dodds, of the Twenty-second Infantry,
located at San Francisco, committed sui
cide today at American Lake, where
Army maneuvers are in progress, by
throwing himself into the lake. He left
a note to his Captain saying that he was
tired of hla Job. .
Children Set Fire to Barn.
WEISER, Idaho, July 23. (Special.) A
ViQrn Kolnnr.1 n tr tn William Shaffer. a
"rancher living about seven miles west of
the city, was destroyed, by fire at. u
o'clock this morning. The barn, which
was recently built, contained 20 tons of
hay, two horses, a wagon, set of harness
and a calf, all of which were consumed.
The fire is supposed to have been start
ed by children who were playing near the
barn a short time before the fire was dis
covered. The loss will amount to near
NewlPrldge for Mil Creek.
SALEM, Or.," July 23. (Special.) The
Salem City Council tonight awarded to
the General Construction Company, of
Portland, a contract for the building of
a reinforced concrete bridge across Mill
Creek on Commercial street. THe con
sideration la $5000. Salem has had much
trouble with wooden bridges washing out
and the construction of this bridge is in
the nature of an experiment, which may
prove of value not only to Salem, .but to
all the Valley counties that have been
building pile bridges for half a century.
Girls' Dormitory for Academy.
PENDLETON, Or., July 23. Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Koontz, of Echo, have bought
for a girls' dormitory for Pendleton Acad
emy the residence formerly owned by C.
S.' Jackson, for $5000. The dormitory will
be known as Koontz Hall. .
Impossible to Get Employment, as
Face and Body Were Covered With
Itching Sores Scratched Till
Flesh Was Raw Spent Hun-
- deds of Dollars on Doctors and
Hospitals and Grew Worse
CURED BY CUTICURA
IN FIVE WEEKS
"Since the year 1894 I have been
troubled with a very bad case of
eczema which I have spent hundreds
of dollars trying
to cure, and I went
to the hospital,
but they failed to
cure me and it
was getting worse
all the time. Five
weeks ago my wife
bought a box of
ment and one
cake of Cuticura
SoaD. and I am
pleased to say that I am now completely
cured and welL.
"It was impossible for. me. to get
employment, -as . my face, head, and
body were covered with it.: The
eczema first appeared on the top of
my head, and it had worked all the
way around down the back of my neck
and around to my throat, down my
body and around the hips. It itched
so I would be obliged to scratch it,
and the flesh was raw.
"I would first wash the affected
parts with warm water and Cuticura
Soap, and then apply Cuticura Oint
ment and let it remain on all night, and
in the morning I would use Cuticura
Soap.' I am now all well, which all
my friends can testify to, and I will ba
pleased to recommend the Cuticura
Remedies to any and all persons who
wish a speedy and permanent cure of
skin diseases. Thomas M. Rossi ter,
290 Prospect Street,
Mar. 30, 1905. East Orange, N. J.
Complet External and Internal Treatment for Zrrry
Humor, from Pimple to Scrofula, from Infancy to Ace,
eoofiatlnf of Cnticura Soap, the.. Ointment, Mc, ReaoTr
ent. bOc. (in form of Chocolate Coated Pi lit, SSc. per vial
of (SO), mar be had of all drugfdm. A ingle Mt often cure
- the moat alttrearf af eaaei when art elae fault. Potter Druf
ft Chein. Corp., isoie Prop Boetoo, Maw.
. -.Mjuie4 Freal,AUA)
Terrible Calamity That
Has Befallen a Large
Charles A. White, Omaha's largest
clothier, with an established reputation
of over 20 years for carrying- only the
highest grades of men's, boys' and
children's Clothing, Shoes and Furnish
ings, was forced from his building,
which was leased over his head with
out previous notice; Just at the time
when his Indebtedness for this sea
son's goods was due. ,
Not being able to And another loca
tion in Omaha adequate to dispose of
his large stock at this unfortunate
time, he was compelled to move the
stock where he . could realize on it
quickly to save his good name, and
chose Portland as the best place,
freight rates being cheaper than to
points in the interior.
This immense stock of $108,000 worth
of men's, boys' -and children's Clothing,
Shoes, Furnishings, etc., .has been
moved into the large storeroom, 34
North Third street, corner of Couch,
Portland, Oregon, where this magnifi
cent stock will be sold out at retail
I Per Cent Less Than
3 Manufacturers Cost
FOR NINE DATS ONLY.
-SALE BEGINS THURSDAY,
JULY 26, AT 8 A- M.
AND CLOSES SATURDAY NIGHT,
AUGUST 4, AT 11 O'CLOCK.
' This is a tremendous sacrifice, as we
were considered very close buyers by
the trade. You cannot appreciate what
a great reduction this is until you see
the goods and prices.
Do Not Miss This Rare Opportunity
Of getting the biggest bargains in
Clothing, Furnishings, etc., ever of
fered to the people of Portland, as you
may never be able to get a chance like
this again. Below we quote a few
prices, to show what tremendous sac
rifices we are making. Just remember
that all goods priced in this advertise
ment can be brought back any time
during the sale:
A fine Suit of men's clothes, all to
This suit is positively worth $12.50 or
your money refunded at any time dur
ing the sale.
Men's fine Suits and Overcoats, in chev
iots and Scotch plaids $4.98
(Worth $15.00 or your money refund
ed at any time during the sale if you
are not satisfled.)
Men's splendid Suits and Overcoats, in
veiour finish cassimeres, all
(Positively worth $18.00 or your
Silk and satin-lined Dress Suits and
Overcoats, in plain checks and striped
(They are positively worth $22.J0.)
Men's extra fine Dress Suits and Over
coats in all the latest styles and
shades, heavy silk and satin lined,
equal to the finest $40.00 tailor made-
to-order garments for $12.00
(Don't fail to ask to see these gar
Men's finest 'Waterproof Overcoats
(maker's gurantee ticket on every
coat), worth $20 to $35 ,..$9.98
(Don't fail to seevthem.)
Men's fine Dress Pants 98t
(Worth $3.50 or your money re
funded.) Men's One Trousers for Sunday wear, in
worsteds and fancy stripes, at .$2.39
(Positively worth $, $t and i or
money refunded.) -
Boys' Suits and Overcoats ......$1.98
(Worth $4.50.) .
Boys' finest Suits and Overcoats, worth
$5, $6 and $7 $2.49
(Thousands of Children's Suits to
1000 pairs Boys' Knee Pants, worth
Men's best quality Unlaundered Shirts,
worth $1-00 42J
Fine Dress Shirts, worth $1.60 19
Men's fine Silk-Embroidered Suspenders,
worth 75c lae
Good heavy Socks, worth 25c 3t
Over 5000 Neckties, in all shades,
worth from 50c to $1... 14
Men's Handkerchiefs, worth 25c... 3t
Men's and Boys' Caps, worth 35c. .15
Men's Blue Flannel Shirts, worth'
Men's Overalls, all sizes 39
Black and Tan Hose, worth 25c... 5
Towels, worth 15,c 4
Odd Coats and Odd Vests at your
own prices; 8000 other alleles too nu
merous to mention.
MEN'S FINE UNDERWEAR AT LESS
THAN HALF THE COST OF
Men's veiour calf, worth $2.60,
Men's fine vici, kangaroo and box calf,
worth $4.00, at $2.49
Men's cordovan and kangaroo welts,
worth $4.50, at $2.61
Men's finest welts in vlcl and willow
- calf, regular $5 Shoes, at $3.39
Men's finest patent leather, all sizes,
regular $3.50 $2.23
Bovs' and youth's kangaroo calf,
worth $2.50, at $1.20
Little Gents' Nobby Shoe, worth $2 00,
These are all up-to-date goods. Do
not confound this with so-called sales.
Men's Hats, stiff and soft, worth up to
$5.00, your choice . . . .' 15
Men's Beautiful Silk Sox, worth up to
$1.50 pair, your choice 21
Large-size Quilts, worth $2,00, about
500; you take any one of them
Men's black Satin Working Shirts,
worth $1.00 each; forced out:
Silk Handkerchiefs' 7d
6000 Boys' Sweaters; they are worth
' up to $2.50; your choice 49
This Is a Legitimate Sale.
We must raise the money necessary
to satisfy our creditors' claims. Posi
tively no goods sold
Until Thursday, 8 A. M.
SALE POSITIVELY CLOSES SATUR
DAY NIGHT. AUGUST 4.
DO NOT BE MISLED
34 North Third Street, ' Corner Couch.
Large Yellow Sign.
Mail orders carefully filled. Railroad
fare paid on all purchases of $25.00 or
It ensures an enjoyable, Invlgor.
ting bath; make every pore
respond, removes dead skin,
BNBROIZBS THB WHOLE BODY
tart the circulation, and leaves
glow equal to a Turkish bath.
ALL OEOCERS AND DRUQOI8TS