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THE MORXING OREGOJilAX, SATURDAY, DEUEMBEK '41, 1907.
HELD IN SECRET
Court Prevents Public From
Hearing Vile Details of
KAISER SENDS FOR REPORT
Last Witness to Testify Publicly Is
Von Moltke's Cousin, Who De
fends Him Harden De
clined a 'challenge.
BERLIN. Dec. 20. Emperor William,
who is following the evidence taken in
the Harden-Von Moltke libel suit with
the utmost attention, today sent Lieuten
ant Proerthes der Hoelle. of the Fusilanes,
to the courthouse as a special representa
tive to secure a full and impartial report
of the proceedings. The judges decided
to permit the Lieutenant to remain in
court when the remainder of. the public
was excluded, and he was thus enabled to
obtain the details . of the trying ordeal
which Prince Phirip zu Eulenberg under
went during the secret session this after
noon, when he remained for three hours
on the witness-stand. Owing to the ex
clusion of the press and the public from
the session and the close secrecy observed
by all persons connected with the case, no
statements on which reliance can be
placed are obtainable regarding the testi
Ton Moltke's Ex-Wife Testifies.
Frau von Elbe, who obtained a divorce
from Von Moltke, also was oh the wit
ness stand for an hour and a half. Wheji
she entered the court she was pale and
nervous, bub when she left her face was
flushed and she seemed to be excited. It
Is undrstood she was much more reserved
In her statements today than at the for
Count Kuno von Moltke, who was pres
ent throughout the session, also is said to
have beeni examined. When he left the
court he looked far more cheerful than
had been the case hitherto.
The reports in circulation that all fu
ture proceedings In the suit will be held
In camera have caused general disap
pointment, for the opinion prevails that
Count Kuno von Moltke should be given
an opportunity before the public which
heard the terrible charges brought
against him at the previous trial. It is
passible that the judges, in whom lies
the discretion to have public or secret
hearings, may decide at a later period to
reopen the court to the public. The case
Is expected to continue until December 24.
Cousin Defends Von Moltke.
The only witness heard openly was
Colonel Otto von Moltke, a cousin of
Count Kuno von Moltke. Colonel von
Moltke is a studious looking man of 60.
He spoke with much emotion of his 25
years' friendship with the co-plaintiff.
They had commanded, squadrons of the
same Life Guard Regiment at Breslau.
After he left the army, the Colonel was
often the guest of Count Kuno In Berlin.
He believed, he said, he knew Count Kuno
better than anyone else. He was always
popular with his officers and men. His
cousin, the Colonel continued, was a man
"who exerted an elevating Influence over
thope he met rather than a lowering one.
The Colonel had observed Count Kuno'B
friendship with Piince Philip zu Eulen
burg on the occasion of the various visits
both of them had made to the Prince at
his castle at Liebenburg, but he never
Ruined the impression that the relations
between the two men were other than
w hat was to be expected in an ordinary
friendship. To these statements the Col
onel took oath.
Harden Refused to Fight.
Regarding the statements made by Har
den in the course of civil action that he
would only be able to repeat in camera
the remarks about Count Kuno, made by
General Count Huelzen-Baosller, chief of
the Emperor's military cabinet, the wit
ness read a letter from the General in
which he said that he was not conscious
of having made such remarks to any one.
The Colonel produced a thick typewritten
document from which to refresh his mem
ory concerning the offices he had carried
out between Count Kuno and Harden. The
Count had come to him in his hotel in
Berlin on May 8 and said he was in
great trouble. He asked the witness If
he would stand by him, and the Colonel
readily promised. Later he carried a
challenge from his cousin to Harden to
fight a duel, but Harden declined.
The Colonel Is at present holding a
sinecure In the State Lutheran Church,
being head of tlie Cathedral Chanter "and
Superintendent of Church Properties.
Herr Bostoin, counsel for Harden, ex
amined the witness closely as to
whether he or his cousin had taken
the least notice of the articles In Die
Zukunft until Emperor William took
the action which resulted In Count
Kuno von Moltke's resigning the posi
tion of military conmandment of Ber
lin. The Colonel admitted that Count
Kuno had handed in his resignation
on May 11. He declared he had taken
his counsel's word of honor to Harden
denying the insinuations published In
Die Zukunft. Hardenjiad not accepted
Evidence- Not Fit Tor Public.
At this stage of the proceedings, the
public prosecutor announced that
Prince zu Euienburg, accompanied by
his two sons, was in an adjoining
'room. He was so ill, the prosecutor
declared, that he begged to be heard
immediately and suggestion was made
that the defense might wish to put
questions 'to the Prince which the fath
er would not desire his sons to hear.
Dr. Isenbiel, the State Attorney, th'en
moved, in the interests of morality,
that the public, including the newspa
per representatives, be excluded until
further notice-. The five Judges there
upon retired. In five minutes they re
turned and directed that all persons
unattached to the court leave the cham
ber. THEY CHANGE PRISONS
Brown and Bartnett Held Under In
dictments Bartnett Tells' Defense.
SAM FRANCISCO. Dec. 20. The
charges of embezzlement against J. Dal
zell Brown, former general manager of
the California Safe Deposit & Trust Com
pany, and W. J. Bartnett, a former di
rector In the same Institution, contained
In the complaint of Crittenden Thornton,
representing the Colton estate, were dis
missed this morning by Judge Dunne.
The defendants were immediately re
arrested on bench warrants issued on the
Jndictmentf embracing the same charges
returned by the grand jury yesterday
afternoon. The custody of the two bank
ers was transferred from the police to
the Sheriff and their quarters changed
from the city jail to the county prison.
Tin preliminary hearing of David F.
Walker, president of the insolvent Trust
Company, under arrest on the same
charge, but who has not yet been in
dicted, was continued one week while the
arraignments of Brown and Bartnett
upon the indictment were set for Decem
Judge Lawlor in another department of
the Superior Court, dismissed the petition
for a writ of habeas corpus made by
In art interview Bartnett stated that he
would be at liberty In a day or two on
bail which had been fixed at $200,000
bonds, or $100,000 cash. "There Is no case
against me and I am confident of being
acquitted when my trial takes place,"
"I hold the receipts of the official of
the California Safe Deposit & Trust Com
pany for the Colton securities and I had
nothing to do with their removal from
there. I have never stated to anyone
that I sent them to New York and I
r.ever saw them there."
Bartnett intimated that this would be
Judge Coffey, of the Superior Court,
this morning granted the officials of the
California Safe Deposit & Trust Com
pany live days more In which to answer
the complaint of the Attorney General
to force the Institution into Insolvency.
RECEIVER FOR NATIONAL GLASS
Subsidiary Concerns in Bad Shape
PITTSBURG. Dec. 20 Upon petition of
the Fairfield Pot & Clay Company, an
Ohio corporation, William P. Knight was
appointed receiver of the National Glass
Company today by the Federal Court.
The receivership is said to have been
occasioned by the embarrassment of a
number of subsidiary concerns, most of
which are now in the hands of receivers
in state courts.
More Than $107,000,000 Imported
NEW YORK. Dec. 20. Heidelbach,
Icklehelmer & Co., today engaged $600,030
gold for import. This makes a total of
ilO7,3O7,O0O gold engaged abroad.
BERLIN. Dec. 20. The gold export
from Germany for the month of No
vember amounted to $39,500,000, the big
gest In the history of the country.
BOSTON, Dec. 20. The steamer Co
ronda, which arrived today from South
American and West Indian ports,
brought $1,950,000 In gold from Monte
vedleo for the Second National Bank
of this city.
Bank in Receiver's Hands.
JACKSON, Miss., Dec. 20. The Bank of
Mendenhall, at Mendenhall, about 20
miles from here, was placed In the hands
of a receiver today. It is a small state
bank with a capital stock of $18,500 and
deposits of $10,000.
. Call for Bank Examiner.
SEARCHLIGHT, Nev., Dec. 20. A com
mittee In charge of the Searchlight Bank
& Trust Company have wired for a bank
examiner to come at -once to take charge
of affairs and appoint a receiver.
ORDERS ANOTHER INQUIRY
Garfield Gives Eagleson Chance to
Disprove Charges and Hold Job.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Dec. 20. After a conference with
Senator Heyburn, Congressman French,
and State Chairman Brady today. Sec
retary Garfield announced that he would
order another Investigation into the con
duct of Surveyor-General Eagleson,
whose resignation was recently called
for. Mr. Garfield was forced to admit
that the evidence now in hand was not
complete and the new Investigation will
not only Include Mr. Eagleson's conduct
of his office but will cover the conduct of
clerks . and inspectors who are charged
by Mr. Eagleson with conspiring against
hjm. The man to make the Investigation
has not yet been- chosen.
Mr. Heyburn said today that he be
lieved a fair investigation would exon
erate Mr. Eagleson and result In the re
call of the demand for resignation.
UGLY RUMORS SET AFLOAT
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Davis' house. When they returned she
saw them examining a bottle and she
told of finding later a telescope full of
bottles in her house, and after Orchard's
arrest of digging up a box full of them
in her back yard.
On the night of the Independence depot
explosion, the witness stated. Steve
Adams came to their house and borrowed
her brother's mackintosh. - Orchard left
that day, and she never saw him again.
Later after receiving a letter from Mrs.
Steve Adams, she went to Denver, stop
ping at the Belmont House. Pettlbone
came to see her the first day after her
arrival, Arthur Baston being with him.
Pettibone asked the boys if they knew
him, she testified, and one of them an
"Yes, you are Mr. Morgan, and you
were at our house."
Pettibone laughed, she continued, say
ing: "My name is Pettibone now."
She said she told Pettibone she could
never get over the scenes at Indepen
dence on the night of the explosion, and
she would always hear the moaning of
' "Yes. they hollered like hell." was Pet
tibone's reply, she said.
When she was in Denver she went to
Federation headquarters about once a,
week to inquire if any word had been
received from her husband, but Hay
wood and Pettibone always told her they
did not know where he was.
At the time Gregory was shot, Mrs.
Tony said, Orchard was not at home, but
had gone to Denver a few days before.
She said that later she received a let
ter from Orchard, written at San Fran
cisco, and this letter previously placed
in evidence, was Identified by her. She
also received a letter from him mailed
at Nome, Alaska, and It was identified
by the witness.
Darrow conducted the cross-examina
tion. He confined himself largely to
showing that she had been accompanied
to Boise by a Pinkerton, and to the com
pensation she received for coming. An
effort was made to get before the jury
a letter written by Mrs. Tony to Fred
.Miller, the Spakone attorney, formerly
connected with the defense, but the state
objected and was sustained.
Hawley said Miller could be brought to
identify the letter and the state wanted
him badly as a witness. Mrs. Tony was
still on the stand when court adjourned
until tomorrow morning.
THE DAY'S DEATH RECORD
Founder of Mothers' Congress.
WASHINGTON, Dee. 20. Mrs. Theo
dore Weld Birney, founder and honor-
ii ' y jiiraiucu.
Mothers, died at . her home in Chevy
Chase, near nere. tuaay. ine luneral
will be held Monday.
Captain N. J. Nelson.
ABERDEEN, Wash., Dec. 20. (Special.)
Captain N. J. Nelson, an old-time mari
ned, who had followed the business of
sail-making here several years, died sud
denly this afternoon. He was 55 years
old and leaves a wife and several chil
dren; Paquin, Maker of Gowns.
PARIS. Dec. 20. M. Paquin, the famous
dressmaker, is dead.
FISH WINS A POINT
Illinois Central Meeting Does
I as He Wishes.
HOT WORDS WITH HARAHAN
J Tells His Successor to Keep Civil
Tongue Stockholders Adjourn to
Await the Decision on Judge
Ball's Injunction. -
CHICAGO. Dec. 20.-A warm verbal en
counter took place today at the annual
meeting of the Illinois Central Railroad
between President Harahan and Stuyve
sant Fish. In .the end the latter secured
his object, and the meeting was ad
journed In the manner in which Mr. Fish
desired and in accordance with the order
of Judge Ball to March 2. 1908.
It was understood when the meeting
was called to order that the only matter
to come before it was the adjournment to
March 2. Mr. Fish, however, desired it
to appear on the record that the adjourn
ment was taken for the purpose of await
ing the decision of Judge Ball on the
right of the' Railroad Securities Company
to vote the stock now standing In Its
name and which was temporarily en
joined prior to the. meeting in October.
He therefore introduced a resolution
worded to show the adjournment to be
for that purpose.
When Mr. Cromwell, counsel for Mr.
Harriman, objected to the adoption of
the resolution and offered a substitute,
Mr. Fish protested against Mr. Crom
well's participating in the meeting and,
while a committee was searching for
Mr. Cromwell's proxy, Mr. Fish and
President Harahan 'became Involved in a
dispute in which Mr. Fish warned Mr.
Harahan to "keep a civil tongue In his
The proxy committee reported that Mr.
Cromwell was properly equipped with
proxies, and Mr. Cromwell announced
that he desired to withdraw his amend
ment to the resolution introduced by Mr.
Fish, which was adopted, and the meet
ing went over until March 2.
The arguments in the hearing before
Judge Ball were continued today,- Judge
Farrar occupying all day with his argu
ments. TWO-YEAR LIMITATION .CLAUSE
Commission Makes Interpretation of
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. An official In
terpretation of the two years' limitation
provision of the railroad rate law, popu
larly known as the Hepburn act, has been
made by the Interstate Commerce Com
mission. That action of the Commission
is of first Importance regarding all claims
now pending before the Commission, or
likely to be filed, for damages or repara
tion. The claims now pressing include
demands for reparation made by the
members of the Yellow Pine Association,
which aggregate between $2,000,000 and
The Commission has issued no formal
announceemnt of its interpretation of the
limitation provision of the Interstate
Commerce act, but simply directed that
the following entry be made on the
minutes of the body:
"Claims filed since August 2S, 1907, must
have accrued within two years prior to
the date when, they were filed, otherwise
they are barred, by the "statute. Claims
filed on or before August 2S, 1907, are not
affected by the two years' limitation in
"Voting in the affirmative, the chair
man and Commissioners Prouty. Clark
and Harlan. Voting In the negative. Com
missioners Clements, Cockrell and Lane.
"The Commission will not take 1urls
diction of. or recognize its Jurisdiction
over any claims for reparation or dam
ages which are barred by the statute of
limitations as interpreted by the Commis
sion and the Commission holds further
that it will not recognize the right of the
carrier to waive the provisions of the
"Commissioner Harlan,-voting in the
negative on the above interpretation of
the limitation of the act, desires to be
recorded as holding that the limitation
in this act, like the limitations in other
acts, does not affect the Jurisdiction of
the Commission, but is a personal
privilege that may be waived by defend
ants m proceedings before the Commis
sion. He expressed himself also as in
clined to view that a defendant who
offered to wave the bar of trip statute
as to one claimant might be required by
ine commission also to waive it as to all
other claimants whose claims involved
the same rate or issue, in order to avoid
"Relative to the construction- of the
law as to the statute of limitations, the
act went into effect August 2S, 1906."
UNION PACIFIC MAKES REPORT
Both Gross Earnings and Fronts
Show Increase for Year.
NEW YORK. Dec. 20. The pamphlet
report of the Union Pacific Railroad for
the year ending June 30 last, was made
public today. The statement shows gross
operating earnings of $76,040,725, an in
crease of $8,759,184, a total operating ex
pense of $40,574,889, an increase of $7,313,
718. After payment of charges including
taxes, interest sinking funds, rentals,
etc., there remained $21,559,903, an in
crease of $3,155,044.
After payment of the dividends of 4
per cent on the preferred and 6 per cent
on the common stock, there remained a
surplus of $8,879,083, an increase of $3,-
067.090. The company received income.
other than that trom the "operation of its
own lines, amounting to $11,587,018, an in
crease of $1,257,202. Out of this a dividend
of 4 per cent was paid, on the common
After the appropriations of $1,959,003 for
betterments, etc.. there remained a sur
plus of $10,687,883 for the year, an Increase
of $2,655,633 as compared with the preced
The appropriations for bettermerfts, etc..
were $2,240,99S less than the appropriations
for similar periods during the preceding
The item of other incomes does not In
clude dividends amounting to $2,015,962
declared since July 1 for account of the
year ended June 30. Adding this sum
would make the total available for divi
dends on the common stock about Yiha
per cent on those shares.
The statement shows that during the
year the1 Union Pacific sold 64,000 shares
of Great Northern stock for $19,220,000;
92.000 shares of Northern Pacific for $18,
954,055, and 13,200 Great Northern Ore
certificates for $1,021,790. The company's
operations in the Northern Securities
Company and the Great Northern Rail
way Company "show that the Union Pa
cific has Just sold stock in these compa
nies for $116,848,010. The stock cost the
Union Pacific $83,201,091, showing a profit
of $34,665,109 to the company. The Union
Pacific still holds 90.364 shares of Great
Northern Railway stock; 77.164 shares of
Great Northern Ore certificates, 41,528
shares of Northern Pacific Railway, and
7249 shares of Northern Securities "stubs."
After these sales were made shares were
Durchased In other companies. The total
Store Open Evenings Glove and
Unadvertised Holiday Sales in All
tjS- Fine Leather Goods
sjgj $5000 worth of Leatfter Goods bought especially for this great annual
cost of the new shares acquired (Atchison
preferred, St. Paul common, Chicago &
Northwestern common, Illinois Central,
New York Central. Securities preferred
and common and K. & O. preferred and
common),' was $128,882,692, yielding annual
dividends of $5,721,535 or 6.75 per cent. Tho
installments already paid on subscriptions
on St. Paul preferred and common stock
and Great Northern and Northern Pacific
stocks, added to the costof the re-investments,
bring the total up to $131,693,271. on
which the dividend returned is $5,862,342,
or 4.46, against 2.79 per cent, representing
the yield on such part of the original in
vestment in Northern Securities, etc., as
The market value of the original invest
ments, which were eold for $117,869,799,
would, if still on hand, have been at the
prices of June 29, 1907, $62,342,263, a shrink
age of $55,527,436. The market value of
the re-Investments made at the prices of
June 29. last, was $108,543,376, a shrink
age oC$23,149,S95, thus showing an increase
in value by reinvestments of $32,377,641.
EVIDENCE MlT BE RELEVANT
Commission Will Conclude Lumber
Rate Hearing Today.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. Commissioner
Prouty, of the Interstate Commerce Com
mission, who presided today at the North
Pacific Coast lumber hearing before the
Interstate Commerce Commission, made
it clear that the Commission's time could
not be taken up with testimony that was
irrelevant or that was in the nature of
repetition of evidence already adduced.
Throughout the- day evidence . presented
was of a nature merely to corroborate
or reinforce testimony previously adduced.
The hearing will be concluded tomor
row. Nebraska Cuts Oil Rates.
LINCOLN. Neb.. Dec. 20. The Nebras
ka State Railway Commission today
voted to cut oil rates in the state 50 per
$5000 worth of Leatfter Goods bought especially for this great annual
event at very low prices. They were bought in New York in July
and August when the leather-goods trade was dull. We made an
offer to the leading New York leather importing house for their en
tire sample line of foreign and domestic bags and novelties, in
ALL, THE VERY LATEST AND NEWEST STYLES. Every
article is useful and practical and especially appropriate for gifts.
- The extraordinary low prices quoted here are only
a few of the many surprisingly interesting leather .
items that await your inspection.
$1.00 Collar Bags for 55c
00 Men's Fine Leather Collar CCn
Bags, regular price $1, special
$1.50 Bill Books 49c Each
1000 Men's Fine Bill Books and Card
Cases, regular price $1.00, ACkn
$1.25 and $1.50, special 'C
$2.25 Traveling Flasks, 98c
Men's Leather Traveling Flasks, big
assortment, values to $2.25 98C
$1.75 Toilet Sets, 98c
100 Men's Comb ,and Brush Sets, fitted
in black leather case, regular , QOn
value $1.75, special . ,Ow
$3.50 Handbags for $2.35
Real Walrus and Seal Hand Bags, leather
unea, unea witn cara case and mirror,
values to $3.o0, spe
$6.50 Handbags, $3.98
An immense assortment of buffed
alligator, lizard skin, walrus, seal,
mat seal Handbags, fancy and gilt
frames; values to Q QQ
$6.50; special pO.I0
$8.50 Handbags $5.00 Each
An elaborate assortment of very high
class Handbags, value to B "5
$8.50, special ipiJ.VU
$9-$ 12 Handbags at $7.50
Finest Foreign Bags in an assortment of
the- most fashionable leathers, regular
prices $9.50, $10.00 and $12.50, 7 C
$6.50 Suit Cases for $4.98
50 Fine Cowhide Suitcases, with shirt
fold, straps all around, heavy CA, QQ
corners, $6.50 value JtoO
$1.00 Music Rolls 39c
500 Music Rolls In black and brown
leathers, regular $1.00 values, OQr
50c Work Boxes 33c Each
Children's Leatner Work Boxes, "Rf
fitted completely, regular 50c. . . . . 3OC
50c Coin Purses for 15c Ea.
Coin Purses for children, 35c to 1 c
50c values, special XJC
$15.00 Alligator Bags $9.00
Real Horn Alligator Bags, 12-inch size,
leather lined and fitted, $15.30 (O ff
bags for pS7.VU
cent. The National .Petroleum Associa
tion of Cleveland and the National. Re
fining Company of Omaha alleged some
weeks ago that the tariffs in Nebraska
are discriminative and permitted the
Standard Oil Company to gain an ad
vantage by shipments to county seat
points in carload lots.
For State Line Stations.
GUTHRIE! Okla., Dec. 20. The Rail
road Commission of Oklahoma tonight
ordered the Santa Fe to establish stations
at all points on the state line crossed by,
the company. The action is taken be
cause of a decision on the part of the
Commission that the Santa Fe had failed
to sell interstate tickets at the 2-cent rate.
Georgia Roads Reduce.
ALBANY, Ga., Dec. 20. Every short
line railroad In Georgia was repre
sented at a conference of officials here
yesterday as a result of which a gen
eral reduction of waees was agreed to.
ARE WE FULL OF SOAP?
Scientist Hands Discovery to a De
Chicago Inter Ocean.
Those scientists who persist in regard
ing man as a purely material creature
have made another discovery with rela
tion to his material composition. It seems
that he . Is not, as formerly contended,
made of dust or clay; he is not a com
bination of well-known gases; he is not
the salt of the earth. He is none of these
things. If he is really what the material
scientists now declare him to be the new
disciovery will account for many hlngs
that have heretofore been rather puz
zling. They say that is, the nswspaper corre
spondents say they say that he is made
in large part of soap. Or, to put It in
another way. that there is scattered
through his body an Unknown number of
Merchandise Orders for Xmas Gifts
Departments Look for Sale Tickets
$2.00 Alligator Purses, 50c
Real Horn Alligator Purses, $1.50 Rr
and $2.00 values JJl
50c Leather Frames for 25c
Leather pfcture Frames, beautiful O C.
designs, 50c values jvJI
$2.50 Coat Hangers $1.95
Leaiher Skirt and Coat Hangers in hand-
some leather cases, $2.50 C! 1 ne
values J X.S7J
$12.00 Poker Sets, $6.50
Poker Sets in handsome leather ft CA
cases, $10 and $12 values qHJ.OV
$5 Traveling Cases, $3.00
Leather Traveling Cases, fitted with six
pieces, $5.00 and $5.50 ffO ff
$2.25 Card Cases for $1.25
Leather Card Cases In assorted leathers,
gilt-edged playing- cards, $1.75, CI e
$2.03 and $2.25 values JjSJ
$2.00 Brush Cases for 50c
Leather Cases to fit military Rfti
brushes, $1.75 and $2 values OVJw
Thermos Bottles for $5.00
Thermos Bottles, greatest of recent in
ventions, keep liquid hot 24 E ff
$2.50 Whist Sets for $1.98
Whist Sets In leather boxes, double deck
of cards, $2.50 values, f no
special J X.70
$18-$24 Bags $10.50 Each
Seal and Walrus Vachette Handbags,
fancy jeweled top, $15, $18 Cin Cf
and $24 values. p XJ.JJ
Scissors and Paper Cutter
Scissors and Paper Cutter com- ry e
blned, for desk sets 4ul,
Cigar Cases. 65c Value, special OKn
sale price avcJL.
75c-$1.00 Calendars at 25c
Perpetual Calendars, seal leather ' C
frames, 75c and $1 values.' aSrsJI
Jewel Cases, made of buffed al
ligator leather, silk-velvet C
Playing Card Sets, leather covered cases,
deck tyilt-edered plaving cards. (1 Art
Complete with boards and pegs. . V eW
Letter Cases, made Oi real seal leather
and fitted with new stamp O; ry g-
Stifkpin Cases, made of real seal leather,
velvet and silk lined, handv for travel
ing, small enough to fit vest C 1 Hf
pocket M JJ
Card and Bill Cases, made of seal grain
leather, popular secret C 1 tf
tiny globules, called "myelins," which
are believed by those who use the micro
scope scientifically and learnedly to be
a primitive form of soap.
This discovery was practically made
nearly 50 years ago by the great Virchow
of Berlin, who was lirst to have his at
tention called to the soap globules. This
led to an elaborate study of them by
Professor Lohleln, of Carlsruh3. A New
York professor, however, is the first to
make the discovery intelligible to the
One of the - most interesting features of
the discovery is the announcement that
we can think these myriads of soap
globles into activity, and that, once set
in motion, they give up a thorough clean
sing. Hot alcohol dissolves them; strong
alkalis cause them to shrink. 'Those who
let alcohol and alkalis alone, therefore,
are more soap-bubbly than those who are
addicted to their use. .
There is nothing in the announcement
of this" discovery so far going to show
that the presence of soap in tlfc human
system accounts for the floating popula
tion in large cities. This will, no doubt,
be. brought out later.
Nor are we informed as yet why some
people seem to be composed of a much
softer soap than other people. We. are
only on the threshold of this new field
of exploration and speculation. In time
it is almost certain we shall become so
familiar with" the action of the "mye
lins," and ,we shall learn to judge one
another so well by the apparent and ad
mitted activity of our globules that. In
stead of greeting friends as we frequent
ly do now with, "Good morning, have
you used soap this morning?" the greet
ing may be, "Good morning, are you
feeling pretty bubbly this morning?"
However, changes of this kind cannot
be brought about suddenly. We must
have patience and wait. We are now.
so to speak, only on the first round of
the ladder. But our trend is upward
Elder Luhm's Balloon Trip.
CANTON,. O., Dec. 20. The balloon
Ohio, piloted by Frank S. Lahm. father
of Lieutenant Frank P. Lahm. who won
the Paris race a year ago, ascended to
day. Mr. Lahm will try to reach Cleve
land, a distance of 60 miles.
NEWCASTLE, Pa.. Dec. 20. The air
ship which ascended at Canton today
landed eight miles north of here today.
DECIDES FOR GAS COMPANY
Federal Judge Holds 80-Ccut Law
NEW YORK. Dec. 20. The bill passed
by the Legislature providing that gas
shall be sold In New York City for SH
cents per thousand feet was declared to
be unconstitutional in a decision rendered
today by Judge Hough in the United
States Circuit Court.
Smelter for 'Washougal Mine.
CHICAGO, Dec. 20. (Special.) The
Washougal Gold & Copper Mining Com
pany today paid to the Allis-Chalmery-Company
cash for a complete smeltei
plant, which will be loaded and shipped
to Cape Horn, Wash.
Hylcer Talk about conceited people, that
man BIkrs In the limit. Pyker He it eh?
Hyker That's what I said. Why. he- even
boasts Z his mistakes because he makel
them. Chicago Daily News. '
The way to buy tea is. in
packages; somebody is re
sponsible for it.
Tour grocer returns your money It yon
oon't Ilka Scnllllnra B.sti w. pay alia.