Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 05, 1906, First Section, Page 4, Image 4

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Vlurder in First Degree for Kill
ing Grace Brown in
immediately Telegraphs News to His
Father Jury Agrees on Sixth
Ballot After Savage Speech
by ' the Prosecutor.
HERKIMER. N. T., Dec. .-The jury
in the trial ot Chester B. Gillette for the
murder of his sweetheart, Grace Brown,
at Big Moose Lake on July 11 last, tonight
returned a verdict of guilty in the first
Sentence will be pronounced on-Thurs-.
day morning, to which time adjournment
was taken after the Jury had reported.
When Marshall Heath, the foreman, de
. clared that a verdict of guilty in the
first degree had- been found, the prisoner
. gave no sign of emotion. He was taken
back to his cell. One juror held out for
' acquittal until the sixth ballot. f
Gillette Takes Verdict Unmoved.
Gillette sat motionless in his chair as
the- Jury was polled and, when the 12th
man had responded, the stolid indifference
or studied composure of the boy was ex
hibited as never before. Leaning over a
nearby table, he drew toward him a bit
of white paper, and taking a pencil from
his pocket, wrote this message:
"Father: I am convicted. Chester."
This was one of the earliest dispatches
carrying the news of Gillette's doom be
yond the walls of the courthouse. It went
to his father in Denver.
Prosecutor's Final Speech.
District Attorney Ward this morning
completed his summing up. He described
Gillette's life in Cortland as outwardly
correct, but actually lustful, as, shown by
the wrong he admitted he had done Grace
"Gillette," Ward said, "wanted to stay
in Cortland, in society. He never in
tended, never for a moment, to take
Grace Brown anywhere except to her
death. He concocted a plan to rid him
self of her, one far less than his first to
rob her of her virtue. The girl received
her death blow, I am sure, with a grate
ful heart, out there in the woods."
"The cool, clever, courageous scoun
drel." the prosecutor declared, "said upon
the stand that he asked Grace Brown to
go with him on Decoration day. A man
can be drilled Into a long story to cover
pullt, but the lie will come out."
Mr. Ward described Gillette as an un
mitigated coward. The prosecutor's ad
dress was intense with feeling. As he
read the letters of Grace, Brown and
pointed out the sentiments that she ex
pressed, saying that the writer was a girl
of pure thoughts and in the same breath
referred to the defendant as a rat, Gil
lette broke into tears, and it was some
time before he was able to regain his
The District Attorney concluded his ad
dress at 4:15 this afternoon when Judge
Devendorff began his charge to the jury.
The case was given to the jury at 5:50
o'clock tonight, after Judge Devendorff
had occupied an hour and 15 minutes in
his charge.
M'ife of Murdered Man Says She
Knows of So Other Condition
That Would Cause Act.
SPOKANE, Wash., Dee. 4. A
thorough history of the $10,000 insur
ance policy carried by James F. Sloane
at the time he was slain by his son,
Sidney, now on trial for his life, and
a recital of the financial operations
of the deceased, in which his wife de
clared from the witness stand that he
had squandered and lost through un
fortunate deals approximately $125,000
since they came to Spokane in 1887,
were features of the testimony today
(riven by the mother"of the accused.
Mrs. Sloane was on the stand six hours
today and three hours Monday.
The taking of .testimony and the
examination of Mrs. Sloane was con
cluded and the defense completed all
of its evidence with the exception of
expert testimony. Experts for the
state and the defense will follow one
Perhaps the most startling state
ment yet heard was that from Mrs.
Rloane in telling of her conviction that
, Sidney was insane. Mrs. Sloane had
been telling of her growing belief as
to the boy's insanity ever since his
early childhood, her conviction finally
coming by this last condition of af
fairs. "Mrs. Sloane, you mean by this con
dition, the killing of his father," asked
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Pugh.
With bowed head. Mrs. Sloane an
swered: "Yes, I know of no other condition
that could have caused him to commit
such an act." '
Threats Made Against Northern Pa
cific Corporation.
SEATTLE.' Wash.. Dec. 4. (Special.)
The threat of the Northwestern Improve
ment Company, a Northern Pacific corpor
ation, to remain in the coal business here
this Winter is said by small operators to
have prevented the development of coal
properties the past Summer and to be pri
marily responsible for the fuel famine this
Winter. The Seattle Electric Company
got the Information that the Northern
Pacific would not pull out of the Seattle
field and failed 'to add to the output of
the company mines.
Iate in the Fall the Roslyn and Clealum
mines ceased shipping to this city. This
action has thrown the entire burden of
the coal famine on the Pacific Coast Com
pany, for the Carbon Hill Coal Com
pany, owned by' the Southern Pacific, ie
tied up yet by flood damage. The steam
ship fleet Is being given fuel here to save
the port's name, as Tacoma haso coal.
Fooled With Gun While Drunk.
GREAT FALLS, Mont., Dec. 4. R.
W. Gordon, a telegraph operator in the
employ of the Great Northern Rall-
road, in a Shelby street saloon late
last night, accidentally shot himself
in the head. Death resulted instantly.
Gordon had spent several hours drink
ing. He became rather noisy and In
a fit of daring pulled an automatic
Colt's revolver from his pocket, set it
at "safety' and snapped at his head.
After pulling the trigger several times
the weapon was discharged, blowing
his brains out-
Will "Not Build Courthouse Now.
MONTESANO, Wash., Dec. '4. (Special.)
The Board of Commissioners of Che
halis County decided yesterday that it
would not be expedient at the present
time to order the construction of the new
$100,000 fireproof Courthouse here in this
city, as contemplated at the last meet
ing of the board. The plans and speci
fications which Newton C. G-auntt, the
Seattle architect, had been instructed to
prepare, were purchased by the county
for $1000, and will be held until such
time as the commissioners think it ad
visable to begin work on .the new build
ing, y
License Carries at Goldendale.
GOLDENDALB, Wash., Dec. 4. (Spe
cial.) At the city election held today only
one ticket was in the Held. Dr. Allen
Bonebrake was re-elected Mayor. N. B.
Brooks and J. B, Chappelle were elected
Councilmen, and George H. Hyatt was
elected Treasurer.
The saloon issue was voted on separate
ly, as agreed upon in the meeting of
citizens held last week, and the Council is'
bound by the result. The license people
carried the election by 15 votes. Both
sides were very active, and the full vote
of the town was polled.
'Lumber Senators" Make Protest to
Provision Regarding Lieutenant-Governor,
but Accede.
SEATTLE. - Wash., Dec. 4. (Special.)
An agreement has been signed by a ma
jority of the members of the State Senate
to insist upon a decrease of the working
force, require economy and to see to it
that the Lieutenant-Governor does not de
liver into the "gang's" control the Im
portant committees of the Upper House.
Such influential Senators as Will Graves,
of Spokane, Democrat; W. H. Paulhamus,
of Pierce, and "Dick" Condon, of Kitsap,
Republicans say this agreement is made
solely for the purpose of protecting the
Lieutenant-Governor against any demand
that he shape up his committees in the
Interests of the railroads or other corpor
ations. It is a fact that the "lumber Senators."
Ruth, of Thurston, who represented Olym.
pia interests, and Booth and Potts, of
King, who had their own plans, objected
to the agreement, but at a meeting last
night and today a group of Senators in
the combine agreed to resist any attempt
to force private interests to the front.
They declare they wanted to treat every
one fairly. A conference with the Lieutenant-Governor
will be held here tomor
row afternoon. v
Federal Judge Asked to Call Grand
Jury at Walla Walla.
WALLA WALLA, Wash.. Dec. 4. (Spe
cial.) Judge A. S. Bennett, of The Dal
les; tonight in open court asked Federal
Judge Whitson that a grand jury be
called for the purpose ot investigating
an alleged offense of tampering-with a
witness. The request arose out of the
case of Mrs. W. H. Hogan vs. the North
ern Pacific Railway, In which the wife is
suing for damages on account of the
death of her husband some months ago.
The case was dismissed at the June ses
sion of the Federal Court, on motion, of
the railroad company, because of the non
appearance of the plaintiff's principal
witness, Richard Taylor.
Affidavits were tonight filed with the
court, in w"teh it is alleged that Taylor
was made drunk in the saloon of John
F. Smalls by Frank Breed, of College
Place, and the proprietor of the saloon.
It is also alleged that after getting the
witness drunk they called two habitues
of the red light district and took a drive
several miles in the country, preventing
the appearance of the witness at the time
court was called in the morning. This
action, it is alleged, resulted in the dis
missal f the case.
Judge Whitson took both the matter of
an application for the setting aside of
the judgment and the request for a grand
jury under advisement.
Estate of Dying Millionaire Is Trans
ferred to a Company.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 4. (Special.)
J. M. Coleman, six times a millionaire,
for 45 years a resident of. Seattle, is slow
ly collapsing at his residence, and is ex
pected by attending physicians and relat
ives to. die at any time. Today a special
messenger sent from Seattle with the
papers filed at Olympia the incorporation
of the J. M. Coleman Company, and the
transfer of all of Coleman's property to
the new company was immediately put
on record here.
His son, Lawrence Coleman, denies that
this was done to deprive the state of its
inheritance tax and only to facilitate the
handling of business. But in any event
it will do away with any possibility of
collecting fees if the aged pioneer dies.
He has been slowly sinking for several
Recommends Tax on Fishermen.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 4. (Special.) It cost
the people of Oregon $30,648.95 to protect
game in Oregon during 1906. This is
shown by the annual report of Game
Warden Baker, who recommends that
game protection be extended by the cre
ation of a new fund to be raised by re
quiring all trout fishermen to take out
licenses. ,
Among other recommendations made
are two that the law protecting beaver
be repealed, that a bounty be offered for
cougars, wildcats and timber wolves,
that the elk protection period be extend
ed ten years, that the law forbid posses
sion of game birds, either dead or alive,
during closed season. Mr. Baker reports
that game birds of all kinds are increas
ing in numbers and most kinds are very
Contract for Government Wharf.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec. 4. (Special.) Act
ing Constructing Quartermaster Cooper,
of Fort Stevens, received notice from the
War Department at Washington today
that the contract for constructing a Gov
ernment wharf at Fort Canby has been
awarded to Ferguson & Houston, of this
city. The contract price is-ti290, and un
der the specifications the piling is to be
treated with creosote to protect it from
the ravages of the tetredo.
C. E. Spence Elected Director.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Dec. 4. (Spe
cial.) At a meeting of the stockhold
ers f the Patrons Life Insurance As
sociation held here today, C. E. Spence,
of Cants, was re-elected director for
the ensuing year for this district, con
sisting of Clackamas and Marion coun
ties. . This is an auxiliary society to
the Patrons of Husbandry and em
braces the Grange organ rit Ions of
Oregon, Washington and Idaho
(Continued from First Page.)
Hall to the office of United States At
torney, and that, in consideration of
their doing so, Hall was to protect
Brownell and Campbell from Indictment
and prosecution.
"What Senator Fulton thinks of the
significance of this letter may be in
ferred from the fact that on January 4,
1906, Senator Fulton's brother, .by ap
pointment, met the recipient of the let
ters and offered him $500 for it. When
Brownell did not produce it, Clyde Fulton
warned him in this language:
" "If you have given up the correspond
ence of Mitchell and my brother, it will
be your ruin and you will be a traitor
and an outcast.' -
"Hall faithfully kept his agreement.
Neither Brownell nor Campbell were in
dicted, and when Heney took charge of
the land fraud case, he found that the
statute of limitations had run against
their offenses,
"But the bargain made In Washington
was never carried out. Heney, having
suspicions of Hall, secured his discharge
from the office, and finally indicted him.
' How Brls'xl Was Chosen.
"When Heney began to suspect Hall
he went to the one man in the State
in whom he had confidence, a judge now
dead. He asked the judge if there was
any lawyer in Oregon to whom he could
go, not necessarily in a professional way,
but for personal aid. This Judge rec
ommended as the best lawyer in the
State to rely on, William C. Bristol.
Late, when he got evidence to convince
Washington that Hall was not filling
his office in good faith, he recommended
that Bristol be made United States At
torney. Acting on this suggestion, for
he had ceased to receive such recom
mendations from Fulton, the President
sent to the Senate nomination of Bris
tol to be United States Attorney.
"The appointment caused Fulton much
uneasiness. He, was under strong pres
sure from the boys back home in Oregon
to head off that appointment at any cost."
Attack on Bristol's Character.
Then follow quotations from letters
from Hall and Charles H. Carey, urging
Fulton to prevent Bristol's confirma
tion. The story continues:
"Finally, Senator Fulton, seeking some
way of preventing the appointment, made
a charge againsj Bristol's professional
standing. He claimed that Bristol had
once been guilty of unprofessional con
duct. This turn In affairs brought un
diluted satisfaction and blooming hope to
the boys back In Oregon. All the evidence
Fulton had concerning Bristol's unprofes
sional conduct consisted of an old letter.
This Fulton turned over to the President.
The President submitted it to four mem
bers of the Cabinet, all lawyers. They
examined the letter and cleared Bristol.
Then the President stood by his guns,
under strong pressure from the boys
under indictment back in Oregon.
"Fulton .maintained his whimpering
bluff and wailed loudly for Senatorial
courtesy, and Senatorial ' courtesy came
to his comfort. When the Senate ad
journed last June, Bristol's appointment
was still unconfirmed. Immediately the
President made a recess appointment,
good until the Senate meets again. The
Senate having met again, doubtless Ful
ton will again call for Senatorial cour
tesy and the Senate either must stand by
its rule in the odious case or yield to
the President the matter of appoint
ing the United States Attorney.
"While responsibility rests on the Sen
ate as a whole, the direct burden must
be borne by two members of the commit
tee on judiciary Foraker and Kittridge.
They know what marner of man is their
colleague from Oregon, yet they gave
ear to Senator Fulton and refused to re
import the nomination which President
Roosevelt had made to insure the prose
cution of criminals eVigaged in stealing
the public domain of United States.
Senator Fulton's Explanation.
Commenting on the foregoing. Senator
Fulton said: 4
"The matter is really not worthy of no
tice or comment. It is a combination of
a few grains of fact with a vast amount
of fiction and falsehood. It is the last
expiring effort of a desperate gang bent
on working me some injury. The gist of
the charges is that I tried to protect
Brownell from indictment and to do so
promised to support Hall for reappoint
ment on condition that he would not
prosecute Brownell. The charge Is abso
lutely and unqualifiedly false.
"Hall's term expired long prior to Janu
8jy, 1504. the date of the Mitchell letter,
and he never was recommended for reap
pointment, either by me or any member
of the delegation, to my knowledge. Some
time in the Summer of 1904 he was reap
pointed by the President on recommenda
tion of Heney, as I have been given to
understand, and certainly without any
recommendation from me or without con
sulting me. Not that I had anything per
sonally against Hall, but, ad I told him, I
thought he had held the position long
enough. No one of the delegation other
than myself was willing, so far as I knew,
to support Hall for reappointment. I dtfl
at one time tell Hall that, if he could
get the other members of the delegation,
or a majority of them, to support him, !
would join them, and this is as far as I
ever went in the matter. .
Just to Show Good Feeling."
"As far as concerns the Mitchell Jitter,
which' it is said I indorsed, while I have
no distinct recollection of it, I think it is
not improbable that I did indorse it. I re
call that Mitchell came to me once with a
letter he had written to Brownell, saying
that Brownell was greatly disturbed and
worried and that he had written and told
him he thought he had no occasion to
worry; that everything would be all fight,
and suggested that, as Brownell was a
little sore against me, I had better join
as evidence of my kindly feelings toward
him, and I did, without reading the letter,
attach my name to it, and have no apol
ogies for having done so. I did sympa
thize with Brownell, and would have re
gretted deeply an indictment being re
turned against him.' Indeed, it is a fact
that when Hall was in Washington, in
January, 1904, I asked him what the truth
was concerning rumors about Brownell
being implicated in land frauds, and he
told me that he knew of no evidence
against Brownell. He had understood
that Greene claimed to have some, but
said it had never been placed in his hands.
I then expressed a hope that there was
nothing in it, and - that no indictment
would be returned against him unless the
evidence was such as seemed clearly to
indicate his guilt; that he knew of noth
ing and certainly' had no- disposition to
prosecute him, and that unless there was
a plain case against him, he certainly
would ' not favor indicting him, as he
would not favor indicting any man unlese
the testimony was sufficient to convict." :
- Meaning of Letter.
"That is all I ever said to Hall on the
subject and I do not think- Mite hall
said anything beyond that. I felt at the"
time that the probabilities were tha there
was nothing in the case and that nothing
would ever be done against him and would
have no hesitancy in so writing Hall. I
suppose what Mitchell meant in saying
in his letter that we had gone further
than we ever expected to go, was simply
that we had taken the subject up with
Hall, as I have indicated, which was an
unpleasant thing to do, particularly In
view of the fact that neither of us ex
pected to support him for appointment.
However, as I have stated, I did not read
the Mitchell letter, but took his synopsis
of ft.
Never Tried to Buy Letter.
"It is charged that through my brother
in January, 1906, I offered Brownell $500
for this letter. Aside from that being an
infamous lie. its absurdity is apparent,
when it is considered that as a matter
of fact Brownell delivered the letter in
question and all of my correspondence
with him to the Government agent in the
Summer of 1905. and in November, 1905,
the President furnished me with a copy
of this letter. Of all the correspondence
between us, this is the only letter on
which they could hang any thread of
scandal. Brownell was promised Immunity
for delivering up my correspondence. In
view of the fact that .in November, 1906,
I knew that this letter' had been delivered
to the Government agents and I had been
furnished with a copy of it, It is hardly
likely that I would send to Brownell and
try to purchase the original from him.
Be the probability what it may, it is ab
solutely untrue and that la sufficient an
swer. "There was nothing -that I would de
sire to conceal about the transaction. I
have no desire to have it supposed that I
would not have asked Hall or any other
persons to be as lenient as possible with
Brownell or any other friend of mine.
If that is to be condemned, I must take
the consequences; I will leave that to
the people of Oregon.
His Opposition to Bristol.
"My opposition to the confirmation of
Bristol had no connection whatever with
thft Brownell matter or with Hall's re
moval. It is said that Hall and Carey
urged me to oppose Bristol and alleged
abstracts of such letters are published. I
can find in my files no letters on the sub
ject from either of them and have no rec
ollection of ever having received any
such letters. But if I had, I cannot see
as It would be a matter of any public in
terest or concern.
"It is also said that my opposition to
Bristol has not been in the usual open
way, hut Collier's insinuates that it has
been clandestine and secret. Of course,
the writer knows nothing about that, be
cause the opposition to confirmations is
made in secret session of the Senate and
in secret sessions of the committee. .
"My opposition to Bristol was made in
the usual way. I do not think any person
was ever given to suppose that I favored
his confirmation after a certain period. At
first I was disposed to support Bristol for
confirmation, but later developments com
pelled me to take a different view of the
case, and I announced that I would oppose
his confirmation and did so, as everybody
who was acquainted with the situation
Preferred No Charges.
"It is stated in the article that I pre
ferred charges against Bristol's profes
sional standing and the president there
upon withdrew the nomination, but on
submitting the matter to four Cabinet of
ficers, all of whom concurred in the view
that there was nothing in the charge,
he renominated Bristol. As a matter of
fact, I made no charge against Bristol's
professional standing. I merely delivered
to the President a letter written by Bris
tol and made no comment on it. . The
President, on the strength of the letter,
withdrew the nomination and, whether
or not it is a fact that four Cabinet of
ficers held that there was no ground suf
ficient to prevent renomination, i do not
know, but I do know that the Attorney
General opposed renomination after inves
tigation 'by his department, and never
concurred in advising the renomination,
but opposed it.
"I think that sewer must now be ex
hausted. Most desperate efforts bave been
resorted in some way to implicate me
In a criminal offense and, failing In that,
the little coterie having the matter in
hand evidently think they must at least
in some way smirch my character. They
have threatened to do so and the time
for making good is about to expire. This
is their last desperate effort. It gives
me no concern, for I think the people ot
Oregon know ma well enough to know,
whatever may be my defects, rascality
and lying are not among them."
John Hall Denies He Has Evidence
Against ex-State Senator.
John H. Hall, ex-United States At
torney, declares that he never attempted
to drive Senator Brownell out of the race
for the office of United States District
Attorney. Mr. Hall declares that his
visit to Washington in January, 1904, was
at the direction of the Attorney General,
who had called him to Washington on
business connected with the prosecution
of several civil suits that were then
pending. . He also declares that he never
bad in his possession any papers Or data
tending to show that ex-State Senator
Brownell was guilty of. any unlawful
United States Attorney Bristol was
seen yesterday afternoon and denied
ever having Been the famous Mitchell
letter to Brownell. The publication of
the letter in collier's was much of a sur
prise to Mr. Bristol as it was to the rest
of the public and, not being familiar with
the entire contents of the letter, he re
Here you can save considerable in
buying that fine Fur. We want a
big selling in furs the next three
weeks, and if prices have anything
to do with it, we certainly will.
You see we have an exceptionally
large stock on hand, so large that
- we are forced to sell at such low
prices as to create a clearing of
space for the Spring stock.
Millinery Veilings, Feather Boas, and Um
brellas are also
fused to discuss it. So far as is known,
the Mitchell-Brownell letter was never
on file In the United States District At
torney's office.
G. C. Fulton Says He Never Offered
to Buy Letter.
ASTORIA, Or., Dec. 4. (Special.)
George C. Fulton most emphatically
denies the allegations made by Col
liers' Weekly that he offered State Sen
ator Brownell $500 for a letter or for
anything else. Asked about the mat
ter this evening, he replied:
"You can say for me that the whole
affair is a characterless lie, manufac
tured from whole cloth. I never of
fered Mr. Brownell one dollar or one
cent for a letter or for anything else,
and he knows it. Of course I do not
know Just what allegations Collier's
makes, as I have not seen a copy of
the paper containing the alleged
charge, but if that publication accuses
me of attempting to buy any letter
from Mr. Brownell, it publishes a de
liberate and characterless lie and Hs
publishers will be compelled to prove
their accusation or suffer the conse
quences. "Again, if Mr. Brownell has made any
such statement and I desire to state
right here that I do not believe he has
or will but, if he has, he will not
only be afforded an opportunity to
prove his charge in the courts, but he
will also have to account to me per
Denies That He Furnished Govern
" ment With Copy of Document.
OREGON CITY. Or., Dec. 4. (Special.)
"J received such a letter as is referred
to in Collier's expose," said ex-State
Senator George C. Brownell today.
When further questioned, Mr. Brownell
refused to be interviewed, other than to
state that he did not furnish the Govern
ment or acquaint any individual with the
contents of the Mitchell-Fulton letter. The
Clackamas. ex-Senator also declined to
discuss his candidacy for United States
District Attorney and the events relat
ing thereto and the reasons he did not
press his claim to that appointment.
Moroccan War Minister Marching
Through Disturbed Land.
BERLIN, Dec. 4. It Is reported here
from Fez, Morocco, that the Moroccan
Minister of War is marching toward
Tangier with 1500 men for the purpose
of restoring order in the disturbed dis
trict. This step is in conformity with
the wishes of the diplomatic repre
sentatives. Warship Will Attack Tangier.
PARIS, Dec. 5. A dispatch received
here from Fez says that a Moorish
man-of-war, with 150 regulars on
board, is approaching Tangier for the
purpose of re-establishing order. This
step by the Moroccan government fore
stall the collective note by the mem
bers of the diplomatic corps sent to
the Moroccan Minister of Foreign Af
fairs this afternoon, in which the at
tention of the government was called
to the existing state of anarchy.
Miss. West's Death Jlay Be Avenged
by Lynching.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Dec. 4. Miss
Clara West, aged 27, a member of one
of the wealthiest families in Green
County, was shot and killed at Boisa
d'Arc tonight by Garland Moore, aged
21, a mallcarrier whom Miss West had
refused to marry.
Moore fled in a buggy, and 150 men
and boys are pursuing him. The state
of mind of the community Is such that
if Moore is captured he may be
Prince von' Holienlohe Sues Paris
Bankers for Swindling.
PARIS, Dec. 4. Prince Frederick
Charles von Hohenlohe, a son of the
former German Chancellor, has started
proceedings to cause the arrest of
Philip Simoni de Flcres and Dixmer, a
firm of so-called bankers, on the alle
gation of having swindled him-out of
nearly $100,000 by means of fictitious
financial operations.
Grimm Overdrew Bank Account.
Grimm, a traveler from Seattle, was ar
rested today as he stepped from the
gangplank of the steamer Watson. He is
wanted In the northern city for larceny.
(firimni says that the trouble grew out of
the fact that he had overdrawn his bank
account to the extent of $25.
Ruined by San Francisco Fire.
MONTGOMERY, Ala.. Dec. 4. The
Atlanta-Birmingham Fire Insurance
Company of .Atlanta tonight was put
in the hands of a temporary receiver
on petition of Massey Wilson. Attor-
We'll Name a Price Far Under Market Value, You
Name the Terms the Piano Shall Be Yours
Selling pianos at wholesale cost, and on the purchaser's own
terms h hardly a business proposition ; but this is one of those
cases where it's absolutely necessary to adopt drastic meas
ures. '
We know that the average piano seeker won't come into
a store that's all confusion, with electricians, decorators,
and other mechanics on every hand and in the way where
there is hardly a foot of room that is clear selling space
no, of course not you wouldn't, either, unlese there were
It stands to reason, also, that we
cannot afford to fold our hands,
and let stock accumulate that
ought to have been sold in the
new premises, which were to have
been ready 40 days ago we're
not made of that sort of material.
So we 've made the inducements
we've simply had to, to keep our
stock moving to accommodate
the carload of new instruments
arriving from the East. If our
quarters had been finished at the
time we expected, instead of a full
six weeks late, we wouldn't have
all these pianos now to take care
of in this forced manner. But
with no place to put them, they've
got to go somewhere. And that
somewhere is into the homes of
Portland music lovers, in double
quick order.
There is a big stock here in our
retail store, even in the face of all
the confusion a splendid stock,
too makes that you are all famil
iar with some of the finest in
America. We're willing to sell
them now at factory cost, plus
bare freight, during this emer
gency period. This means a sav
ing to you of not less than $100,
in any case, and as high as $200 on
some of the finest instruments.
Don't doubt don't hesitate just
come and see and come quickly.
dispenser.? of
ney-General of Alabama, acting- on
behalf of the State Insurance Commis
sioner, E. M. David. A. M. Sexton,
Deputy Insurance Commissioner, was
Bad Temper May Come
From 111 Health or a
Bad Stomach.
As one writer aptly puts it, "No man
with a quantity of undigested food in his
stomach can be expected to do anything
else but swear at his wife, spank the
baby and kick the cat."
How can a man be cheerful, loverlike
and devoted when his temper is being
tried to the utmost?
He cannot be expected to remember his
heart when his stomach and liver are out
of order.
There is as much difference between
success and failure as there Is between
the man who Roes forth to his work well
nourished, rested and refreshed, and the
man who starts out In the morning with
liis stomach filled with food that will not
Men love to eat, and eat they will, but
pity is due not only to the constipated,
dyspeptic individual himself, but to those
near him.
It is a long step between the beginning
of Indigestion, which leads to chronic
constipation, and the divorce court, but
its length makes it no less a sure one, for
when dyspepsia comes in at the door love
flies out at the window.
People forget that thousands of cases
classed as indigestion are nothing more
or less than the abnormal conditions re
sulting from constipation. It is a well
known fact that food, after it leaves the
stomach, has not completed its digestive
functions until after it enters the larger
intestines, and If any form of constipation
exists, the foundation Is laid for serious
For the purpose of allowing the public
to secure the advantage of the latest dis
coveries in medtcal science and at the
same time protect the people against the
many dangerous and worthless nostrums
now being widely advertised, a co-operative
association has been Incorporated
under the title of the AMERICAN DRUG
GISTS SYNDICATE, and its members al
ready include representative druggists in
every. State in the Union. The leading
druggists In New York City are officers.
Each of these three thousand chemists
has furnished formulas which wide ex
periences teaches them are the best pre
scriptions for the, trouble indicated.
p'rom this collection of premium pre
scriptions a competent board of physi
cians and chemists haa selected the best
and compounded it in ready-made form
for the handy use of the sick.
Their premium prescription for indiges
tion is called A. D. S. Digestive Tablets
Rx. 1000. One of these tablets taken
after meals adds natural . digestive
strength and these effect a cure. Price
Their premium prescription for constipa
tion is A. D. S. Fruit Lax. It is com
appointed temporary receiver. The
embarrassment of the. company, it is
alleged, was caused by a loss of $665,
000 In the San Francisco fire.
pounded from the concentrated juice of
ripe fruit and curative plants in a con-
j, fection so delicious that a child eats it
like the fruits from which it is made.
Next to exercise, it's nature's best rem
edy. It removes the cause. It positively
does it. Price -5c.
Other scientific prescriptions now of
fered by this association are remedies for
the following ailments. There is ono
for each, and every one of them repre
sents the combined knowledge and ex
perience of this large association of emi
nent druggists:
Headache, 2 sizes loo and 2.S1
Indigestion. 2 sizes 20c and .Vn
Cough Remedy 25c and 50.
Rheumatism. 2 sizes 50c and tl."
Brain Fag and Nervous Disorders .. l.W
Kidney Affections l ,()
Catarrh 1.)
Female Trouble l.'O
tAsthnia Vv
Blood Disorders l.'l
Cold and Grippe 255
Piles ,V!j
Skin Eruptions, Sores, etc i'a
Quick Healing Salve Zvi
Liniment ""-;
Baby Syrup 20a
There are many others. Ask your dniK
glst. All druggists should and will sell
A. D. S. ready-made, scientific prescrip
tions. But if your druggist cannot sup
ply you today, write, enclosing price,
and any of them will be sent postpaid.
DICATE, 69 Murray St., New York.
The following local druggists are mem
SYNDICATE and handle those goods:
A. W. Allen, 241 North Sixteenth street:
Arleta Pharmacy, Arleta; E. W. Ball. ri.V
Seventh street; Blumauer Frank Drue
Co., 144-146 Fourth street: The Brooke
Drug Co., 67 Third street 'North; Brook
lyn Pharmacy, 579 Milwaukle street: VV.
C. Cable. 255 Hollarlay avenue: The Dun
can Drug Co.. Marguerite and Haw
thorne avenues; Eyssells. Pharmacy. 227
Morrison street; G. H. Hemstoek, Uni
versity Park: The Jancke Drug Co.,
20 Grand avenue; B. V. Jones Co.,
Front street, corner Gihbs: Knight Dni?
Co.. 307 Washington street: H. W. Little.
692 East Morrison street; W. S. Love, z?i
East Burnside street; McCommon's Phar
macy, 594 Washington street; Woodlawn
Drug Co. (McGillivray Bros., Props.). 4j9
Durham avenue (Woodlawn); Murphy
Bros., 320 Williams avenue; R. Neubauer,
Union and Failing streets; R. A. Preston
& Co.. 765 Savter street: Redd & Bates.
494 Washington street: J. M. Ricen. 315
First street; H. P. Rinker, $30 Belmont
street; J. H. Ruperts, 460 Jefferson street;
Simmons & Heppner, 113 Russell street;
University Drug Co., University Park; H.
W. Viets. 420 Washington stroet; Wash
ington Pharmacy, Fifteenth and Gllsan
streets; Watts & Matthleu Co., 275 Rus
sell street; J. B. Williams, 673 Milwaukie
street; J. E. Worth, 993 Belmont street;
Edgar Stipes, 227 Morrison street