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TIIK MORXIXG OREGOXIAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1907.
1 confined the flames to the main building.
REPORT NOT DENIED
i ne loss Is estimated at from $125,000 to
$150,000, partially covered by insurance.
AHEARN NOT RECOGNIZED
Mayor McClellan Will Not Hear De
posed Borough President.
Evans Puts Suez Canal Return
Up to White House.
NEW" YORK, Dec. 20. At the meeting
of the board of estimates today -Mayor
McClellan refused officially to -recognize
John F. Ahearn, recently removed from
the presidency of the Borough of Man
hattan by Governor Hughes. The layor
said the election of yesterday was con
trary to law, and that the office of. bor
ough president was still legally vacant.
South Carolinian Shoots Wall
Street Man and Com
.mits Suicide. -
TWO SHIPS LEAVE FLEET
HAD LOST ALL IN STOCK
Charles A. Geiger, Once Physician
to King!;, L'scs Revolver on J. H.
Olipliant, Who Refuses Him
NEW YORK. Dec. 21. James H. Oil
pliant, senior member of the stock ex
chance firm of James H. Oliphant & Co.,
died at 2:30 this (Saturday) morning from
a bullet wound inflicted at his office Fri
day afternoon by Charles A. Geiger. a
customer from Beaufort; 8. C, who, after
firing upon Oliphant, killed himself.
The men were closeted in Oliphant's
private office at the time and all that 4s
known of the incidents immediately pre
ceding the shooting was learned from the
lips of the dying broker. Olipliant said
that his refusal to extend further credit
to Gelger caused the tragedy.' There is
reason to believe, however, that Geiger
had become mentally irresponsible. A
notebook found upon his person con
tained a computation by which the writer
apparently -had- figured that he would be
worth J3;b0O.O00 by January 1, 1908. He
actually possessed, so far as his per
sonal effects showed, less than til.
Loan Refused, Life Taken.
Geiger owed the Oliphant $5000 and
had been asked for, a settlement. He
railed at their office today and after ex
plaining that he could not meet his ob
ligation, asked that the firm advance him
sufficient to carry 500 shares of a certain
stock, until a rise in the price should
yield him a profit. His proposition was
refused and the shooting followed.
The offices of James H. Oliphant & Co
are at 20 Broad street, in the center of
the financial district, and the shooting
caused a sensation In the street and tem
porarily Interrupted the business of the
curb traders, the scene of whose activi
ties Is overlooked from the big office
Clerks pushed their way" Into Oliphant's
office when they heard the shots fired and
stumbled over Geiger's dead body. He
had shot himself In the mouth and again
In the right temple. A revolver was
clutched in the right hand. Oliphant had
slipped from his chair, and lay half con
cealed under his desk. A bulled had en
tered the stomach, grazed the kidneys
and lodged In the back.
Millions in His Mind.
Searching through Geiger's effects to
il Ig'ht, the Coroner found in a dress suit
case the entire correspondence between
Gelge and the firm since he began trad
ing with- it. There were sheets of paper
filled with figures, which appeared to be
Incoherent' until it was found that the
man had calculated the Interest on nearly
every dividend-paying stock at the pres
ent market prices. There was also Gei
ger's bank ook, telling tloauently'of- the
dwindling account to the last cheek. He
Iiad had JSO.000 in the Fifth Avenue Bank,
of which all but $2.50 had been checked
out - .' t
The letter from Mr. Oliphant that made
Geiger realize that disaster was near fol.
"We have carried your account from Is
to 21 months at 6 per cent and in these
critical times we are no longer able to
carry it at that interest. Unless t..e
balance is forthcoming we will he forced
to close your account."
Wiped Out by Stock Slump.
Geiger was able to stem the tide for a
little by the sale of some Japanese bonds.
Gelser opened an account with the
Oliphants on September 25, 1905, and
operated in steel common until Septem
ber.' 7, . 1907, when he left for Beaufort,
S. C. At the time his account was se
cured, but the recent depreciation in the
price of securities resulted In a ' debit
balance against him of $5000. This he
was repeatedly asked to make good. On
November 30,- while stopping at the Pied
mont Hotel, Atlanta, Ga., he wrote the
Oliphants, asking them to send a check
to the Fifth Avenue Bank here for $250
to .be-credited to his account. The Oli
phants replied that the request could not
be granted, as he owed them money.
Climax of the Tragedy.
Late : 'yesterday Geiger reached New
York and registered at the Holland
House. This morning he called on Mr.
Oliphant and, thougli evidently disap
pointed at not receiving further credit,
left. It was'said. without any unpleasant
ness. This afternoon he returned, renewed
his proposition, and. upon once again
being refused, suddenly drew a revolver
and commenced firing. Oliphant. while
supported in the arms of his son, was
able to say:
"He shot me. I guess the poor fel
low's mind was deranged."
Oliphant was prominent in business and
socially. He was 54 years of age and
GEIGER TRAVKLK1) PHYSICIAN
Had Served King; Menclik and Sul
tan of Morocco.
BEAUFORT, S. C. Dee. 20. Charles
A. Geiger, who killed J. H. Oliphant,
In New York, today, lived here for
. two years. Each day he received tele
grams from his broker, James Oli
pharrt, except during the telegraphic
strike, when lie went to New York, re
turning as soon as It was over. On
Tuesday last he left here saying he
was going to Atlanta. He was un
communicative, never drank, and he
seemed to live an .abstemious, simple
and regular life.
He was born in Boswell, . Ga., in
1862. His father was at one time a
physician at Baltimore. His mother
was Miss Helen H. Barnwell, of Beau
fort, S. C. He spent many years,
abroad, and on coming back to Beau
fort, in January, 1 OS, he told friends
here that he was at one time court
physician to King Menellk, of Abys
sinia, and became a friend of Count
Szechenyl, the fiance of Miss Vander
bl It. In his room he had many photo
graphs of himself and the Count taken
together In Abyssinia, .as well as many
curios collected In Africa. He said
that he served also as physician at the
court of the Sultan' of Morocco.
To the very few with whom he
talked, he showed himself to be a man
of culture, broad education, wide travel
and a successful physician.
Fire in Oklahoma University.
NORMAN. Okla., Dec. 20. This after
noon painters at wprk on the dome of
the main building of Oklahoma University
iccidentally set tire to the structure. Vig
orous work on the part of the students
WILL NOT DISCUSS RIVALS
But Bryan Still .Insists on Govern
ment Guarantee of Deposits.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., Dec. 20. William
J. Bryan, in this city today, when ques
tioned as to Democratic Presidential pos
sibilities, particularly as to the probable
candidacy of Governor John A. Johnson,
of Minnesota, said, in the course of an
"I know Governor Johnson personally
but you must pardon me for not going
into personalities. I could not discuss
him or anyone else as a Presidential pos
sibility, and be quoted without being mis
understood. 'I shall not volunteer as a. Democratic
Presidential candidate, but if I am draft
ed I will not desert." .
Mr.' Bryan thinks the recent financial
disturbance was due to the lack of con
fidence,. "For that reason," Mr.. Bryan said, "I
should he glad to see some step taken to
secure deposits so they would not fear. to
put their mon.ey in banks. The Govern
ment guarantee, plan, which I have here
tofore proposed, is feasible, I think. If
not I think that out of the discussion
which will result some plan will be even
tually evolved. Oklahoma already is a
pioneer, the Legislature has already act
ed upon such a proposition." "
BRYAN'S DAUGHTER DELEGATE
Movement to Elect Her to Conven
tion by Colorado Democrats.
DENVER. Colo., Dec. 20. If a move
ment started by women voters of Colo
rado succeeds, two women will be in
cluded in the Colorado delegation to the
next Democratic convention and one will
be Mrs. Ruth Bryan Ieavitt, eldest
daughter of William J. Bryan.
Some advocate Mrs. Leavittfs election
as a- delegate. Mrs. Leavitt has been a
resident of Denver five years and Is pres
ident of the Jane Jefferson Club, of this
city. She Is now abroad with her mother,
but it is said will return in the Spring.
BRYAN DODGES PROHIBITION
Says He Is Not Discussing That
Question Criticises Roosevelt.
WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 20. William J.
Bryan spoke here tonight, devoting the
greater parf of his speech to criticism
of President Roosevelt's policies. He was
accorded a non-political reception and the
auditorium where, he spoke was crowded
to overflowing. He evaded placing him
self on record as to National prohibition,
saying: "I am not discussing this issue."
' Ohio Busts Plumbers' Trust.
COLUMBUS, O.. Dec. 20.-In the Cir
cuit Court at- Dayton today, Attorney
General Ellis took judgment of - ouster
against the 20 Ohio companies and firms
dealing in plumbers' supplies who were
found to be in the National combination
of such dealers. They are ordered out
of the combine. -
Negroes Boom Foraker. '
MONTGOMERY. Ala., Dec. 20. In call
ing a meeting for January 21 local ne
groes are covering the city, with placards
calling for efforts for Foraker for Presi
dent. - The cards carry his picture with
"our choice for 1908" under it. The cards
are signed by the most prominent negroes
of the South. -
Wood and Nushagak Rivers Closed.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 20. After tne
Cabinet meeting today, Secretary Straus
announced that he had issued orders l.iat
Wood and Nushagak Rivers In Alaska be
closed to salmon fishing. This action is
taken that the waters of these rivers
may be used in propagating salmon.
Princess of the Isles Arrives.
. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 20. Princess
Terrl Pomare of the royal family of
Tahiti, daughter of Queen Marau and
niece of Prince Aril P. A. Salmon, ar
rived in this city this morning from Pa
peete on the Oceanic liner Mariposa for a
snort stay here..
FACTORY FORCED TO CLOSE
Action Follows Failure of National
Bank at Atllelioro.
NORTH ATTLEBORO, Mass., Dec. 20.
Following the announcement of the in
solvency of the Jewelers National Bank
and the appointment of a receiver, the
Mason Box Company, of Nortii 'Attloboro,
closed its factory today for an indefinite
period. The factory employs about 200
The loss to the bank hy the operations
of Cashier Frederick E. Sargeant, who
was found dead last Tuesday, according
to a prominent banking man. will be
surprisingly large. According to this
authority the shortage will not fall far
short of $250,000. The bank is capitalized
at only $100,000.
One of. the bank directors said tonight:
The only thing left is the furniture."
CUT IN RAILROAD FORCE
Harrlmans-Lines in California An
nounce a Retrenchment. . .
SACRAMENTO. Den. 5l rtrrlam
the general Southern Pacific offices in
San Francisco were posted today in the
local railroad shops to the effect that the
shops will close, with the exception of
enough men'.to handle roundhouse work,
next Tuesday and remain closed- until
January 1. It is stated iinofflciall that
after theflrst of the year the force in
each of the shops will be reduced or the
men will be given from three to four days
a week; It is also said that a similar re
duction will be made all over the Harrl
man system in the West. Two thousand
men in this city will be affected.
INDICTED MAN IS KILLED
Killed at Railway Depot While En
joying Liberty on Ball.
SAN BERNARDINO, CaL, Dec. 20. O.
J. Watkins, general manager of the Cali
fornia Fruitgrowers' Association, who
was recently released from custody In
Los Angeles, under $10,000. bonds to an
swer to a Federal grand Jury indictment
charging use of mails for fraudulent pur
poses, died this evening at the County
Hospital of Injuries received two hours
before when he. was run over at the
Santa Fe freight station here by a wagon
loaded with his household effects which
he was shipping to Los Angeles.
Connecticut and Illinois Land Men
Who Are 111 Good Weather Con
tinues With Light Winds Ar
rive Safely at Trinidad.
CHARLESTON, S. C, Dec. 20. The De
Forrest wireless station was in commu
nication with Admiral Evans' fleet, now
en route to the Pacific. In reference to
the report which was termed "wardroom
gossip" by Washington, to the effect
that the commander of the fleet had in
dicated a return via the Suez Canal, this
message - was 'caught:
"Evans has made no statement for
publication. Must inquire at White House
for confirmation or denial."
A still later message told of trade
winds and told of the arrival at Trinidad
"On Board the ' Connecticut, by Wire
less to New York, Dec. 20. At noon the
battleship fleet was 280 miles north,
northwest of the Island of St. Thomas.
Fine weather continues, with light winds.
The Missouri left the fleet this afternoon
to land Fireman Northway, who is ill
with peritonitis. The Illinois left the
fleet this evening in order to land C. H.
Montgomery, a coalpasser, at Culebra.
She will rejoin the fleet tomorrow. Mont
gomery is suffering from pleural pneu
monia." Culebra is a small island 20 miles east
of Porto Rico.
PASSAGE THROUGH STJtAITS
Captain Greene Selected to Pilot the
Big.Fleet Safely Through.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20. The man
who is to pilot he United States bat
tleship fleet through the Straits of Ma
gellan Is in Los Angeles on his way to
Washington, from whence he will pro
ceed to Rio de Janeiro, there to join the
fleet on January 1.
The man selected by the Navy De
partment for this important service is
Captain E. F. Greene, of the United
States Army Transport Service, He is
56 years of age and has made in all 17
trips through the Straits. He has been
a sailor since he was 14 years of age,
when he joined the Confederate Navy.
His first trip was made in 1869 and the
last a year ago, when he brought the
lighthouse tender Junita to the Pa
cific Coast. Captain Greene will assume
charge as pilot of the fleet at Punta
Arenas about February 1, according to
schedule. There will be assigned to
him by Admiral Evans one of the fleet
est of the torpedo crafts with which he
will lead the way through the Straits.
The actual passage will require about
48 hours. Captain Greene anticipates
no danger in taking the squadron safely
"There is no danger in passing
through the Straits If you know the
channel."- said he. "It is to all intents
an inland sea. The water is deep and
there are no heavy swells. It is, of
course, essential that the pilot knows
every foot of the channel. Passing
through the straits cuts off the most
dangerous part of the trip between the
Eastern and Western Coasts; namely,
the rounding of Cape Horn. The tides
from the East and West meet at the
Horn and In consequence it is frequent
ly almost impossible to carry a ship
around. At all times It is decidedly
"Not only Is the danger avoided in
passing through the Straits, but a great
saving In time Is affected as well. The
journey is shortened somewhat and
having to combat no winds or seas,
it is possible to drive the boats along
at a greater speed."
Fleet Now 500 Miles Off St. Thomas
With Weather Fine.
ON BOARD FLAGSHIP CONNECTI
CUT (Thursday), Dec. 19 (noon), by wire
less telegraphy to San Juan. Porto Rico.
The fleet at this hour is 500 miles north
northwest of the Island of St. Thomas.
The weather is fine:
Evans May Rescue Castaways.
NEW YORK, Dec. 20. Rear-Admiral
Evans' fleet may be asked to look for
a party of shipwrecked sailors when it
passes through the Straits of Magel
lan. The steamer Raphael, now at Monte
Vid.co, says that while passing through
the straits a big bonfire was seen on
Stragglers' Island. The vessel's machin
ery was disabled and the captain re
ports that he was unable to investigate
the fire, but believes it to have been a
signal of shipwrecked sailors as the
Island Is not inhabited. Several sailing
ships which were to make the passage
through the straits are overdue, includ
ing the American barks Adolph Obrlc,
Prussia and Arthur Sewell and the
British bark Silverhorn. It is thought
that one of the vessels may have been
wrecked in the straits and that the
crew may have taken refuge on the
island. The Navy Department may be
asked to direct Admiral Evans to make
an investigation of the island when the
fleet passes through the straits.
The David Currie Sinks.
WESTBROOK. Conn., Dec 20. While
beating up the Sound in a heavy sea to
day the two-masted schooner David Cur
rie, of Hartford, sprang a leak off Duck
Island and went down. The master and
his crew of three left the craft before
DEMAND SHAH BE DEPOSED
Two Persian Provinces Revq.lt and
Germany May Mediate.
TEHERAN)e'c. 20. Feeling is run
ning high against the Shah. Two of
the provinces, Tabriz and Recht, have
declared in favor of his being deposed.
Rumors are afloat to the effect that
the German Minister to Persia will
mediate in the situation.
Frank Mother in East.
NEW YORK, Dec. 20. (SpeciaJ.)
Frank Motter, of Portland, called at
the Eastern office of The Oregonian
today. Mr. Motter will leave New York
for Baltimore tomorrow to spend the
holidays. He will leave there for
Washington in time for the after-holiday
opening of Congress, returning to
Portland about January 15. Mr. Mot
ter Is an enthusiastic Oregonian and
never loses an opportunity to boost the
resources and advantages of his city
There's nothing more restful
-for the tired man than to slip
into one of these gowns.
We have a special assortment
for the Holidays prices from
$4.85 to $8.00.
House Coats in plain and
fancy woolens, $5.00 to $10.00.
Everything else for men's and
Special today, 50c Neckwear
at 35c, or 3 for $1.00.
FLYI FINISHES SQUIRES
COLORADO FTREMAN KNOCKS
OUT " AUSTRALIAN.
Man From Antipodes Loses Chance
to Win by Slowness Six Rounds
Tells the Story.
BAKERSFIELD, Cal., Dec. 20. William
Squires, of Australia, ' was knocked out
by James R. JKlynn, of Colorado, tonight
In the sixth round by a right upper-cut
to the jaw.
In the fourth round Squires landed a
hard right to the ex-fireman's Jaw and
had the Australian possessed the speed to
follow up the advantage the battle might
have ended there. Squires' unprotected
jaw, however, -was Flynn's mark, and ha
landed there repeatedly, having the vis
itor groggy in three of the Bix rounds.
The end came after Squires had been
forced across the ring. He was coming
out of a clinch when Flynn caught him
with his right.
WILL HAVE INTERNAL FIGHT
Association Not United About Inva
sion of Chicago.
CHICAGO, Dec. 20. Before the Ameri
can Baseball Association officially de
cides upon placing a team In Chicago it
must settle what promises to be a sharp
controversy within its own 'membership.
The contest will come up December 28,
In this city at the annual meeting. The
vote will have to be unanimous.
A member of the American Association
said that every clubowner in that league
was in favor of coming into Chicago, but
that two or three would hold back for
"proper conditions.". These conditions
mean permission from the National and
American Leagues. The other members
are In favor of coming in and then ask
ing "what are you going to do about It."
As there is no chance to get the major
leagues' permission, . the more -varlt..e
members of the association are consluer
ing how much persuasion they will have
to use upon their fellow magnates.
Bryce, of the Columbus Club, reputeu
to be the best money-maner in the Amer
ican Association, refuses to jeopardize
his business by getting into a baseball
Watkins of Indianapolis and Armour of
Toledo, who are on the doubtful Use. are
not expected to 'stand as firm against the
invasion as Bryce.. Havenor, of Milwau
kee; M. E. Cantillo, of Minneapolis, and
George Tebeau, who controls the Kansas
Olty and Louisville Clubs, are all strong
for the entry into Chicago.
RUNS AWAY AFTER LOSING
Light Note Breaks Leg at New Or
leans Races and Is Shot.
NEW ORLEANS, Dec. 30. Light Note,
after finishing third in the third race to
day, ran away four miles. He ran into
the fence, breaking a leg and slightly in
juring Mountain, who had the mount.
Light Note was shot. Results:
Five furlongs Liiite Foster won. Ed Kane
second. Sussex third; time 1:14 3-5.
Six furlongs Alencone won. No Trumper
second, Mlttiades third; time 1:22 1-5.
Mile and 70 yards Donna won. Jack
Dolan second. Light Note third; time,
81x furlongs Keator won, Sally Preston
second. Conn third: time 1:21 1-5.
Seven furlongs Pride of Woodstock won,
Adosso second. Fay third; time 1:3T 2-5.
Mile and & sixteenth Rto Grande won,
Warner Griswold second. Elf all third; time,
At Santa Anita.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20. Santa Anita
Park race results:
Six furlongs La Londe won. Tea Cress
second; Belasro third: time, 1:13 1-5.-
Seven furlongs Niblick won. Progress sec
ond, Beltmence third; time, 1:25 3-5.
Five and one-half furlongs Laudable
won, Tom Shaw second. Patriotic third;
time, 1:07 2-5.
Mile and one-eighth Fastoso won, Glo
Blelro second, Christine A. third; time, 1:54.
Five furlongfl Colonel Rob won, Stanley
Fay second. Old Timer third; time, 0:58 2-5.
Seven furlongs Gromoblo won. Nadzu sec
ond. Old Domlnlck third; time. 1:26 8-5.
OAKLAND, Cal., Dec 20. Resujts of
Mile Macbeth won. Lampadrome sec
ond. Red Era third: time 1:45 1-5.
Five and one-half furkngs -Belle Kinney
on. Tawaaentha second. Duke of Orleans
third; time 1:08 2-3.
M.le and one-eighth King of Mist won,
Melar second. Sea Air third; time 1:48.
, Five and one-half furlongs Stavon won.
Marian Casey second, Sombro third; time
Mile Cholk Hendrick won, Rotru second.
Silver Wedding third; time 1:44 8-5.
Seven and one-half furlongs A Mus
koday won. Judge Nelson second, Massa
third; time 1:30.
ONE OTHER MAN IS TO TRy
Burns Must Again Defend His Title
as Champion of World.
LONDON, Dec. 20. February 1 has
been fixed as the date for the fight be
tween Tommy Burns, the champion
heavyweight pugilist of the world, and
Jack Palmer, of Newcastle. The battle
will be fought at Wonderland, White
chapel, and besides Burns' title it will be
tor a purse and a side bat at 400.
This week we give a. Special for the Children,
A Special that will interest every child in Portland
Child's Mission Set
ROME POSTPONES ACTION
Riordan Is Confident Appointment
Will Go to Dr. llaniia.
ROME, Dec. 20. It is expected that the
decision regarding the appointment of a
coadjutor to the Archbishop of San Fran
cisco will be given at a meeting of the
congregation of the propaganda January
13, or January 20. The congregation of
the propaganda has not been sitting since
December 9, because of the recent con
sistory and the approach of the Christ
mas holidays. Archibishop Riordan is
confident that Rev. Edward J. Hanna, of
Rochester, will be chosen for the post.
within the period of six months, from Eilers Piano House, $25 worth of
talking machine records, disc or cylinder, of any standard make, we will
give, absolutely free, a beautifully finished, thoroughly first-class Rec
Every Oregonian subscriber, old or new, may thus obtain one of these
splendid record cabinets without a cent of extra cost. Delivery of these
cabinets will be made upon payment of the first month's subscription to
The Oregonian and as soon as one dozen records have been purchased
from Eilers Piano House. Or, if desired, the cabinets will be delivered
as a Christmas gift later. These record cabinets may be had in a choice
of ten different handsome styles and a choice of four different woods
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The kind that sell regularly at$l.SO
despite the fact that he has been Re
cused of being a "modernist."
ROCHESTER, N. Y., Dec. 20. A dis
patch from Rome to a New York paper
announced the appointment of Dr. Ed
ward J. Hanna, ' professor of dogmatic
theology in St. Bernard's Seminary, to
be coadjutor Archbishop of San Fran
cisco in succession to the late Monsignore
Montgomery, was shown to Dr. Hanna.
He said he had not received notification
of his appointment and doubted the au
thenticity of the dispatch.
The six great ports of Ihdla. which re
ceived merchandise and distributed it for
consumption and re-export in 1906 were:
Calcutta, $141,470,130; Bombay,. 126,048,
0r5; Karachi, J31.440.0S5: Rangoon, 131.
1O0.205; Madras, 28.8!B,i!0. and China-
The Oregonian's Great Offer Open to Every
Old and New Subscriber for 30 Days Only
Our readers have not forgotten
The Oregonian 's grand Holiday of
fering last year, through which
thousands secured a splendid $25
talking machine absolutely free,
through our co-operative plan with
Eilers Piano House. This year we
have again arranged with this great
musical establishment a still more
attractive offer, which should inter-
. est every music-lover in the North
west and every home which has a
To every one subscribing to The
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months, paying for same at the
rate of 75 cents per month in ad-
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Consists of Bed, Rocker, Arm
Chair, and Table. Made of Solid
Oak, finished weathered.
OFFERS JEWELS TOO CHEAP
Boy of 17 Caught With $32,000
Worth of Gems.
NEW YORK, Dec. 20. W. F. White, a
17-year-old boy, is the confessed thief,
according to the police, of the $3ii.X0
package of jewelry stolen from the
United States Express Company. He
was arrested in Jersey City today after
trying to dispose of the entire collection
for 3. The sale of a $3000 necklace for
25 cents led to his capture.
is run by three Scotch women, who make
a yearly proflt of $15,000. although their
annual rental is x.ooo.
EILERS PIANO HOUSE
Washington Street, Corner Park