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THE MORNING OREGONlAN. THURSDAY. DECEMBER 19, 1907.
VALUE' ON. HER LOVE
Joseph G. Carson Brings Suit
Against H. C. Hadley.
WANTS $25,000 FOR SPOUSE
Says Transfer Man Alienated Affec
tions of His Life-Partner Mrs.
Carson Has Her Husband '
Placed Under Arrest.
Twenty-five thousand dollars Is the
value Joseph G. Carson places upon the
affections of his wife. Airs. Elizabeth
Higbie Carson. Carson held that valu
able asset for only a few months after
his marriage at San Francisco late in
December of last year. Almost with the
waning of the honeymoon there appeared
T-eroy H. C. Hadley, of Portland, second
vice-president of the Baggage & Omnibus
Transfer Company, who appropriated
Mrs. Carson's affections in full, so the
husband says. Consequently Carson,
having sustained loss of the realty de
sires a cash equivalent.
He brought suit yesterday through his
attorney, W. W. Banks. Even while en
route to the Circuit Court to file the in
strument he was gathered in by the law
on a charge of having threatened to kill
his wlfe Mrs. Carson filed the charge
under which the arrest was ifiade. She
said he threatened to take her life, dur
ing a conversation on the subject of
their domestic affairs a few nights ago.
Carson was accompanying his lawyer,
Mr. Banks, to the -Courthouse to present
the claim for f25,fOO when the arm of
the law fell upon him. The arrest was
made by Detective Maher, of the District
Attorney's office. Carson protested vain
ly that his wife was merely trying to
head off the suit and that the charge
was groundless. But the warrant had to
be served and the abandoned husband
suffered the delay and inconvenience of
being taken to the police station and re
quired to leave 500 bail for his appear
ance before Judge Cameron today. As
soon as he was clear he hurried to the
Courthouse and presented his formal
claim for the cash equivalent of the
In his complaint Carson enumerated
the Items of his loss quite fully. He
sets up -that he was deprived of the
affection, com.fort,W fellowship, society,
and assistance of Mrs. Carson, but fails
to itemize each lost quality as to its
separate cash value, placing 25,000 as the
grand total for the lot.
Hadley, he complains, some seven
months after the wedding, contrived wil
fully, wickedly, maliciously, unjustly and
with distinct success to deprive the hus
band of Mrs. Carson." The Omnibus vice
president. In the language of the comT
plaint, schemed, planned and undertook
to "alienate the affections of plaintiff's
said wife": wrote affectionate letters to
Mrs. Carson, made protestations of love
and practiced insidious wiles. All this oc
curred at Los Angeles where the Carsons
were residing, but it is alleged that Had
ley induced Mrs. Carson to leave her
huAand and come here, expenses being
paid by the admiring Omnibus vice-president.
Cost of a sumptuous home in Port
land for Mrs. Carson proceeded from the
same source, so the complaint recites.
Coming to Portland in pursuit of the
1:5,000 worth of affection, Carson sets up
that he was successful In prevailing upon
Mrs. Carson to return to him. t She re
sumed her post of marital duty July 24;
but it was not to live happily together
ever after that they were reunited. Mrs.
Carson continued cold and distant She
was at home In person but it was plain
to be seen that the $25,000 affections were
missing. December 2 she, too; departed.
This desertion was superinduced by the
wiles of the aforesaid Omnibus vice-president,
it is alleged. It was followed by
application for a divorce lately- filed in
the Circuit Court. This application was
made by Mrs. Carson and in response to
the malicious suggestions of Hadley, eo
the sorrowing husband complains. -
In his recapitulation of losses, conclud
ing the complaint, Carson presents the
full sad picture of his woes in this lan
guage: "That by reason of the premises
pet out, defendant has wholly alienated
the affections of plaintiff's said wife for
plaintiff, and defendant has wholly de
prived plaintiff of the fellowship, society,
comfort and assistance of his said wife
and plaintiff's home has been broken up
and ruined and plaintiff had been brought
Into dishonor and disgrace and has suf
fered pain and injury to his feelings and
mental anguish by reason of defendant's
acts aforesaid, all to plaintiff's damage
In the sum of $25,000. Wherefore plaintiff
prays Judgment against defendant in the
sum of $25,000 and for his costs and dis
mall or from the office of Goldman.after
It was delivered in Portland by the letter-carrier.
Goldman's Indorsement was
forged upon the .check, and It was left
with the Oregon Trust & Savings Bank
August 15 for collection.
The check was then sent bv the Port-
j land bank to the First National Bank
l .Taurray city, and was paid on August
16 by a draft on Koonce Brothers, of
New York. The draft was forwarded on
Augnst 39 by the Portland bank to me
Fourth " National Bank of New York,
which gave credit in the amount of $163 25
to the Oregon Trust & Savings Bank.
As this same amount of money is cred
ited on the books of the defunct bank to
H. Bauerman, and as this is the name
given by the party presenting the check,
it is the belief of Eennion that Bauerman
is the thief. Bauerman has never cahed
at the bank for his money. The plain
tiff asks that the court issue an -osrier di
recting the receiver to pay him tlm cash.
mollis J. Wilde filed a petition asking
that the receiver of the defunct bank be
directed to pay him A which it is al
leged has been wrongfully placed wun
the funds of the bank. A bill of ex
change for $400. it is alleeed. was pur
chased from the Portland bank at 3:15
M. on August 20, on the Fort Dear
born National Bank, Chicago. . Thiis
bank refused payment when the bill of
exchange was presented. As the money
was deposited solely for the purpose of
transmission, and accented after th
usual banking hours, the petition asks
that the money foe refunded.
Q. v . Simpson's petition Is to obtain
the money on a check for iSOO
E. I Cooper & Co., on the Citizens Ban
oi fortiana, and on a draft drawn by
H. Waterholter for $76.69: alleging that
on August 20. at the time these papers
xumea over me pang officers knew
it. to be Insolvent.
SPECIAL COUNCIL MEETING
Important Business Is to Come Up
at Session Today.
The City Council will meet In epeoial
session at 2 o'clock this afternoon, for
the transaction of business of great im
portance. The matter of 'greatest mo
ment to come up is the approving of
$30,000 worth of street improvements,
which must be authorized by the leg
islative body, and which will then go
to the Executive Board. This will be
the first meeting of the Council since
the lifting of the bank holidays, and
the session was necessitated because
of the vast accumulation of business.
Improvement work has been held up,
pending the action of the Conucil, mak
ing it necessary to hold the special
meeting at the earliest possible date.
At this session Mayor Lane will sub
mit his budget for the various city
departments, upon which the ways and
means committee nt thm rrkiin,!i -oriii
fix Its recommendation for the tax levy
oi iuB. xne Mayof was busily en
gaged yesterday with the tedious task
of compiling the statistics for the bud
get. The matter of the' refusal of the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany to bear n n v nf h. -rnAn., - w
projected bridge across Sullivan's
viuiuji, un ,r.st -.twenty-eighth street,
also will come before the Council for
action this afternoon.
ASK CASH FROM RECEIVER
Men Caught by Failure of Oregon
Trust Bank Petition.
Three petitions asking that the court
make orders directing Receiver Devlin of
the Oregon Trust & Savings Bank to re
turn to certain dpnnni-tnra .. i i.
now held by the bank, were filed yester
day with the State Circuit Court.
5 That one H. Bauerman forged the name
" L IUI ina.a,
and was about to obtain the money from
ine apiuirci Dunn at me lime It closed Its
doors. Is the belief of Hyrum Bennlon, of
Murray City, Utah, who through his 'at
torney filed one of the petitions. Bennlon
sets forth that he Is the maker of a $165.25
Vi .i V nn thA Flea VbIU..! T
Murray City, the same having been made
payable to William Goldman, of Portland.
The petition says that the letter contaln-
)us hub vuca we cutler aiuien irom me
COLLEGE BOYS SATURDAY
University of Oregon Glee and Man
dolin Clubs at the Heillff.
The attraction nt Th uAm,
Fourteenth and Washington streets, next
Saturday night. Deeembpr 91 m-ni h. th.
annual concert and entertainment of the
university of Oregon Glee and Mandolin
iuus. ror ine past nve years it has been
the custom of the college to send on. tour
a representative number of students under
the direction of Professor I. M. Glen, one
of Oregon's finest singers, who have al
ways been a credit-not only to the col
lege but to the entire nrlh vrt tnw thai
high-class entertainments. From the re
ports received, this year's comoination of
singers and instrumentalists, together
with the several "funsters," have set a
new pace that will cause the succeeding
classes "some worry" to equal. Beginning
tnis morning, at the above theater, the
advance seat sale will open. This will be
a grand gala college nurht mil
afford to miea it. '
Dr. John M. Holt, of Astoria, is at the
J. H. Dollar and wife, of San Fran
cisco, are at the Portland. Mr. Dollar
is the head of the Dollar Steamship
. E. H. Shepard, of Hood River, editor
of the magazine Better Fruit and one
of the leading authorities on horticul
ture In this section, is spending a few
days In the city.
Charles Sweeny, the Spokane mil
lionaire, who is extensively Interested
in Portland, is a guest at the Portland
Hotel, accompanied by Mrs. Sweeny. He
declined to discuss' the financial strin
gency and indicated that so far as he
was personally concerned, conditions
were quite satisfactory.
Professor Burgess F. Ford, of the chair
of history -in the Montana Wesleyan
University, at - Helena, is -now In Port
land, spending the holidays. He Is a
son of Rev. and Mrs. T. B. Ford, of
Sunnyslde. He was called to Hot Lake,
Or., last week because of the illness of
Dr. Ford, but owing to the rapid im
provement of the latter, was able to leave
for this city Monday.
Xew Rjile in Equity Practice, if
SALEM, Or., Dec. 18. (Special.) In his
Opinion deciding the case of Sutherlin vs.
Bloomer, In the supreme Court yesterday.
Judge King laid down a rule of equity
practice which will be of general Interest
to the attorneys of the state. He beld
that exceptions in trial of equity suits are
unnecessary, and that a bill of exceptions
In such cases must be treated as surplus
age, and that a failure by the court to
make findings of fact and conclusions of
law In suits in equity, where all the rec
ords and testimony are before the appel
late court, is not reversible error. It was
further held that parol testimony is not
admissible to prove the consideration of a
contract to be other than therein speci
fied, where the consideration named in the
Instrument is of a contractual nature.
Tomorrow (Friday) positively the last
day for discount on East Side gas bills.
Portland Gas Company.
DR.JUJRED KIHllEr ELECTED
ASTORIA MAX CHOSEX PRESI
DEXT STATE HEALTH BOARD.
Cleansing of Railway Trains and
Pure Milk Supplies for Cities Are
Principal Toilcs Discussed.
Af the annual meeting of the State
Board of Health, held at Salem Tuesday,
the following officers were elected: Dr.
Alfred Kinney, of Astoria, president; Dr.
Andrew C. Smith, vice-president. Those
present at the meeting were: Dr. Pickel,
of Medford, the retiring president; Dr.
W. B. Morse, of Salem, the retiring vice
president; Dr. Alfred Kinney, of Astoria;
Dr. E. A. Pierce, of Portland, and Dr. Y.
C. Yenney, secretary.
Reports were made by Dr. W. B. Morse
and the secretary regarding the sanitary
conditions of Salem and report by Dr. C.
J. Smith and the secretary regarding the
sanitary condition of Umatilla.
The Secretary was directed to formu
late a set of rules and regulations to be
furnished the State Railroad Commission,
defining -what in the opinion of the
We Supply the City and Cpuntry Trade
t ? V J ' J
Dr. Alfred Kinney, of Astoria, Elect
ed President of State Board of
Fitted Suit Cases. Harris Trunk
Board constitutes proper disinfection,
cleansing, etc., of railway passenger
trains, and also what constitutes the
proper care of waiting rooms, toilets,
etc., at railroad stations. ' This has been
a matter that has occupied considerable
attention of the Board and It is believed
that very beneficial results will arise
from the fact that In nearly every sta
Hon in Oregon at present where an agent
Is maintained, adequate waiting room
facilities are being secured. However,
the board believes that a great deal of
Improvement can take place in a great
many places, and especially at Umatilla
where conditions were found to be m03t
unsanitary and where the waiting rooms
were absolutely inadequate, no provision
being made for separate waiting rooms
for men and women.
, The board appointed committees to visit
the various public institutions throughout
the state and make reports for the forth
coming annual report of the board
These Institutions include the peniten
tiary, asylum and reform school at ..a
lem, the University at Eugene, Agricul
tural School at Corvallls, State Normal
Schools at Weston and Ashland, and the
Soldiers 'Home at Roseburg.
The "question of securing a pure milk
supply for the various cities throughout
the State was taken up and discussed.
There is no doubt in the opinion of the
board but that very many dairies
throughout the state, and especially In
the vicinity of Portland, are improperly
conducted so far as the possibility of se
curing clean and pure milk is concerned.
This is a matter that must of necessity
come more and more under the jurisdic
tion of the State Board of Health, and
It was decided to take more active meas
ures In the future regarding this very im
portant industry. An effort will be made
on the part of the board to secure from
proper authorities full data regarding
the sanitary conditions of all -dairies
throughout the state. This will apply to
the health of the herds, construction of
stables, care of cows, water supply, e.
The possible dangers of typhoid fever
, and other contagious diseases arising
from contaminated milk Is among the nu
merous reasons that the board feels
called upon to Insist upon thorough
cfnnllnRR In riflirlpe
The secretary reported that do far no
cases of bubonic plague hal arisen any
where in the state, and that measures
that had been employed so far, espe
cially In Portland, had prevented a
spread of the Infection from neighbor
ing cities. From the fact, however, that
HEAVY MAIL FOR SANTA CL AUS
Thia Is, the Season When Trusting Childhood Uses Postoffice to Make
POSTMASTER MINTO has searched
the City Directory over and can
not find Santa Claus. He has
mall carriers on his payroll who a, re
wonders at delivering freakishly ad
dressed letters, but they have 'been
baffled in their efforts to locate that
very elusive person called Santa Claus,
and now because this much-sought-for
party cannot be located, some 20 or SO
letters written to him from. all parts of
the state, especially from Portland, will
not be delivered
Every year when Christmas rolls
around, the kiddles get busy and write
to Santa Claus, telling him what 'they
want htm to bring tnem for Christmas.
Some say "please," and some say
"bring me," some state their own
wants and then add those of a baby
brother or sister.
It is all well enough to receive a
bundle of Santa Claus letters and to
know of the childish desires, but the
real work Is attempting to pick out the
onee that were written because there
will be no Santa Claus for the tiny
writer. Among the many letters re
ceived by Postmaster Minto, there
are - some that bear unmistakable
signs of the work of an older'
brain than that of the writer.
These letters are usually correctly
spelled and properly addressed, with
the stamp nicely placed on the corner
of the" envelope. How is the Postmas
ter to tell whether a fond parent, de
siring to know what the child wanted
Santa Claus to bring, encouraged this
means of finding out, or whether a
poor mother, feeling there would be no
Christmas for her child, unless Santa
Claue, in the guise of some charitable
organization, should happen around on
Christmas, helped in the writing?
The genuine kiddy letter, for the
most part, can easily be picked out
from the list. The tad that has written
his or her letter to Santa Claus with
out the aid of a grown-up, usually has
dropped the letter Into the mail box
without a stamp and with the address
written on the envelope at. the very
first place the childish hand happened
to striKe tne paper.
Of course, there is a heart story in
the writing of all the Santa Claus let
ters. There Is the letter that Is prop
erly addressed, correctly stamped, with
nothing Inside but a sheet of paper
over which Is scrawled nothing but
crooked lines that mean nothing but to
the baby hand that scrawled them.
Can you see the picture of the doting
parent bending over the prattling babe
as It writes the letter and the exchange
of smiles when the task is done? Then
there-Is the letter of the selfish child
who wants everything In Toyland, and
the letter from a youngster who tells
of the death of either the father or the
mother, who says he fears that there
will be no Santa Claus at his home be
cause they are too poor.
Just what Postmaster Minto will do
with theseMetters he does not know. If
there Is any charitable organization In
the city, or any charitably Inclined per
son, who wants to inquire regarding
the writers 6f some of the letters, Mr.
Minto will gladly turn them over. The
letters that - the Postmaster thinks
Would be worth while looking Into are
those from children who ask for shoes
and clothing. He has one letter from a
little mlae who wants Santa Claus to
bring her a pair of shoes and gives the
size as 3H, and another from a boy at
Grants Pass who wants a pair of rub
Postmaster Minto Is not giving all
his time to the Santa Claus letters. His
busiest time is spent taking care of the
colossal holiday trade that is being
done at the Postoffice. Stamp business
right now is on the boom, and for four
days past the stamp sales have aver
aged $2000 a day. In this department
Mr. Minto has three lightning money
changers In D. S. Duff, E. W. Godfrey
and Miss Mary Kelley. It Is almost
dazzling to see with what rapidity
these three people can handle money.
The sale of $2000 worth of stamps in
small lots requires much money chang
ing, and when It Is considered that each
package must be weighed to ascertain
the amount of money due for its mail
ing, some Idea may be had of the
necessity of accuracy and speed.
100,000 Bottles of Sweet Wines Given Away
" SPECIAL HOLIDAY GIFT
From now until January 1st, 1908. we shall give away free to every purchaser of our famous brands of Whiskies,
and whieh we are offering at the same prices as heretofore, as follows:
With one gallon of our Jacob's Monogram Rye or Bourbon O. P. S. Whisky, regular price $5.00 per gallon, we will
give away gratis four bottles of fine old California Wines, regular price 50c per bottle. Any brand that you might select.
The price of the Whisky is $5.00; the Wine is $2.00. You will get a $7.00 purchase for $5.00, freight and express charges
prepaid. . ' '
With one gallon of our famous Stanford AAA Rye, regular price $4.00 per gallon, we will give away gratis three
bottles of fine old California Sweet Wines, regular price 50c per botttle. You may select any brand you desire. The price
of the -Whisky is $4.00; the price of the Wine is $1.50. You will get a $5.50 purchase for $4.00, freight and express charges
With one gallon of our famous Rainier AAA Bourbon, regular price $4.00 per gallon, we will give away gratis three
bottles of fine old California Sweet Wines, regular price 50c per bottle. You can select any brand you may desire. The
price of the Whisky' is $4.00; the price of the Wine is $1.50. You will get a $5.50 purchase for $4.00, freight and express
With one gallon of Tillamook Rye or Bourbon Whisky, regular price $3.25, we wilf give away free two bottles of
fine old California Sweet Wines, regular price 50c per bottlo. You can select any brand you desire. The price of the
Whisky is $3.25; the price of the Wine is $1.00. You' will get a $4.25 purchase for $3.25, freight and express charges pre
paid. 'With one gallon of Sheehan's Private Stock Rye or Bourbon Whisky, regular price $3.00 per gallon, we will give away
free two bottles of fine old California Sweet Wines, regular price 50c per bottle. You can select any brand you desire. The
price of tile Whisky is $3.00; the price of the Wine is $1.00. You will get a $4.00 purchase for $3.00, freight and express
With one gallon of Delaney's Malt or White Rye Whisky, regular price $3.00 per gallon,, we will give away free two
bottles of fine old California Sweet Wines, regular price 50c per bottle. You may select any brand you may desire. The
price of the Whisky is $3.00; the price of the Wine is $1.00, which gives you a $4.00 purchase for $3.00, freight and express
charges prepaid. ,
With one gallon of Jamaica or New England Rum, regular price $4.00 per gallon, we will give away free three bot
tles of fine old California Sweet Wines, regular price 50c per bottle. You may select any brand you desire. The price of
the Ram is $4.00; the price of the Wine is $1.50, which gives you a $5.50 purchase for $4.00, freight and express charges
With one gallon of Apple, Peach, Apricot and California Grape Brandy, regular price $4.00 per gallon, we will give
away free three bottles of fine old California Sweet Wines, regular price 50c per bottle. You can select any brand you may
desire. The price of the Brandy is $4.00, the price of the Wine is $1.50, which gives you a $5.50 purchase for $4.00, freight
and express charges prepaid. . .
With one gallon of Holland Gin, regular price $4.00 per gallon, we will give away free three bottles of fine old Cali
fornia Sweet Wines, regular price 50c per bottle. You may select any brand you may desire. The price of the Gin is $4.00,
the price of the Wine is $1.50, which gives you a $5.50 purchase of $4.00. freight and express charges prepaid.
With one gallon of fine old Blackberry Cordial, regular price $3.50 per gallon, we will give away free three bottles
of fine old California Sweet Wines, regular price 50c per bottle. You can select any brand you may desire. The price of
the Blackberry is $3.50, the price of the Wine is $1.50, which gives you a $5.00 purchase for $3.50, freight and express
The Wines which we are giving away are pure and guaranteed to conform with the new pure food law of June 20th,
1906. We have the following brands to select from : Port, Sherry, Angelica, Muscatel, Sweet Catawba, Madeira and Malaga.
When ordering, state what brand you desire.
234 First Street, Corner Main
Telephone Main 70
Orders from the Country filled the same day as received. Goods shipped in plain
wiucs. rrcigiii aim cA.fjrc rrepaia
the plague can "be so easny spread
through rats and fleas, and from the
fact that It Is such a dangerous disease
when once it has gained a foothold, tiie
board urges all cities and towns through
out the state to continue the active war
fare against rats and prevent the spread
of the disease to this" state. Not only
are seaport towns and those directly .n
contact with ocean traffic exposed, but
it has been found In other countries
that the plague extends Inland, especially
through river traffic, as far as Infected
rats can be transported. For this rea
son, all towns situated along the Colum
bia and Willamette Rivers have been
notified of the danger of plague and of
the necessity of exterminating plague
The Question of better sanitary condi
tions in the hopyards and on fruit farms
during the picking season was also taken
up. It is undoubtedly true lhat a great
number of cases of typhoid fever origi
nate among those who annually visit hop
yards during the picking season. This is
due to the contamination either of the
water or milk, or else to Incipient cases
which are brought to the fields contami
nating - others. A committee was r.p
uointed to formulate e. set of rules" tna
regulations suitable to remedy these conditions.
RECORD PRICE FOR PEARS
Medford Grower Sells Cornice fdr
$9.80 a Box In New York.
MEDFORD, Or., Dec. 18. (Special.)
J. A. Perry, president of the Fruitgrow
ers' Union, has lust . received returnA
from Cornice pears shipped early in Octo
ber which have again bfoken the world's
record. The pears have been kept in
cold storage and last week were sold at
auction at $4.60 a half box. - The world's
record for carload lots stands with C. H.
Lewis first and J. W. Perkins second.
In smaller lots F. L. Touvelle was first
this year until G. A. Morse topped the
.record, and now with the record of $9.20
the banner goes to G. A. Hoovers, a
prominent orchardlst of Phoenix.
FIND NO HOME, TAKES POISON
Vancouver Man Disconsolate Be
cause Refused Succor,
VANCOUVER. Wash., Dec. IS. (Spe
cial.) William Kales, at one time a resi
dent of this county, committed suicide
In the Washington Hotel, in this city, at
10:45 q'clock this morning.
Fales. in a letter which in his dying
spasm he handed to Police Officer Sec'rist,
says he came here to locate his uncle,
Frank Fales, whom he found had died
six years ago. His uncle's widow refused
to offer him a home, and being without
funds, the young man decided to end .his
Fales had requested that' the letter be
sent to Miss Amelia Becker, 3760 Jefferson
avenue, Cincinnati, O. Below the address
were the words, "My Intended wife."
Fales had secured poison at a local
drugstore on the excuse that he wanted
to kill a wounded dog. An empty bottle
found in his room showed that the un
fortunate man had swallowed 20 grains of.
arsenic and four grains qf strlchnlne. He
was discovered by the police while In his
FERRETS DRIVE OUT RATS
Introduction Into Tacoma Flour
' Mill Proves Great Success.
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 18. (Special.)
After employing in vain all the ordinary
methods of 'fighting rats, Warehouses
Foreman Hood of the Puget Sound Flour
ing mill, secured a number of ferrets
and since their introduction the rats have
left the warehouse and mill. ;
For years in common with every other
flour mill and grain warehouse In "Ta
coma, the warehouse of the Puget Sound
mill was Infested "by rats which tun
neled through the piles of flour and
grain .sacks .and, under the floors of the'
mill causing damage amounting to hun
dreds of dollars. Invading the holes
and runways of the rats, the ferrets
drive their little enemies into a corner
and straightway kill them.
IDAHO WELCOMES IRON HORSE
Extension of Clearwater Branch
Causes Great Rejoicing.
VOL.LMER, Idaho, Dec. 18. (Special.)
With flags flying and business houses dec
orated for the occasion, Vollmer welcomed
the Northern Pacific Railroad today, feted
the laborers and serenaded the guests
because twin bands of steel will allow
steam cars to make their debut the first
time on the Nez Perce Prairie.
At noon a free lunch was served to
every one, at which brawny laborers were
the guests of horipr. Speeches of felicita
tion were made. Several wholesalers at
tended the exercises and congratulated the
business men. General Agent W. J. Jor
dan, of the Northern Pacific, was show
ered with praise and thanks.
Although steel is laid into Vollmer, train
service will not be established for several
weeks, as the track requires ballasting
before heavy trains can pass over the new
BLAME TCGS FOR WRECK
Failed to Come to Assistance In
Time to Float Solano.
SOUTH BEND. Wash., Dec. 18. (Spe
cial.) The Solano is a wreck on tne
ocean bsach, near Oysterville and ail
hopes of floating her have been given up.
Loss of the vessel is attributed to the
failure of the Grays Harbor tug boats
to stand by and give assistance Sunday
before last when she was afloat. It is
understood that the tug boat company
will be asked to show cause In the courts
why they did not appear at the required
time. As stated before, she is still
feet farther out than when she first
went ashore, but she pounded herself to
pieces and now has eight feet of sand
in her hold. The vessel Is being dis
mantled and will be good for nothing
more than an object of interest to visi
tors at the beach next Summer. ' Tne
boat was easily worth $30,000 afloat.
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"Rollers" Ask Police Aid.
TACOMA, Wash., Dec. 18.-(Special.)
Three members of the Holy Rollers mis
sion at Center and O streets appeared
at the police station today and asked
for protection against persons in the
neighborhood who, they said, were, wreck
ing their mission by throwing stones
through the windows and door during
the evening services. Members of the mis
sion and leader Kline declare if the
police do not protect them they will
take the matter into their own hands.
THE BREAKWATER SAILS
The steamer Breakwater, for Coos Bay
points, will leave . Portland, Oak-street
dock, Saturday evening, next, December
21, at 8 o'clock, Instead of on regular
schedule. Freight received till 4 P. M.,
Two Judgments Are Affirmed.
The Judgment of the State" Circuit
Courf in the case of the state against
King W. Baker and Adolph Johnson,
charged with allowing Pauline Wyman, a
minor, to frequent a saloon, has bejn
affirmed by the Supreme Court, the case
having .-been appealed by the defendants.
How hard it Is to . think Up suitable
Christmas gifts suitable in price as well
as -quality. I,et Gill's offer a suggestion.
They have "loads of good things."
Hanan shoes keep your feet dry.
AN IDEAL PRODUCT
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ORIENTAL CHRISTMAS GIFTS
We handle the very latest in Chinese Brass ware,
which is made from the Chinese coins. We are exclusive
dealers for this line in Portland. The assortment is large
and prices low.
Special sales on handsomely decorated ware, 6 cups
and 6 saucers for 95c.
Western Importing Co.
325 Morruon St. Opposite Portland Hotel