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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 1907.
GIRL WINS LAWSUIT
Harriet F. Speckart Gets Her
Share of Estate.
SUPREME COURT DECISION
Portland Woman Successful In Sen
sational Contest With Mother
i and Administrator Schmidt.'
Large Sum Involved.
OLYMPIA. Wash., Dec. 30. (Special.)
JIarriet F. Speckart, of Portland, today
won a decision in the State Supreme
Court against her mother and "brother
and administrator. Leopold . scnmiai,
of the estate of her father, Adoiph
Soeckart. who died in Montana in 1&93.
Mr. Sneckart in his will divided .his
property, one-third each to widow,
daughter and son. The will was pro-
hated in Juno. Mrs. Sneckart -was ap
pointed executrix, the debts were paid.
the property converted Into money ana
she removed to Germany. Later she
returned to this country, and after living
at San Diego moved to Portland. ' There
about two years ago a sensational quar
rel occurred between mother and daugh
ter. Mother and son came to Olympia
and on petition of the son, Leopold F.
Schmidt was appointed administrator of
the estate, May 26, 1906. Under order of
the local court the widow has been draw
ing $500 a month, and this, with the ad
ministrator's fees, would have brought
the expense in the. local court up to about
$20,000. had the final account of the ad
ministrator been approved.
The daughter brought action In both
the state and Federal Courts contending
that the Washington courts had no Juris
diction and that under the Montana pro
bate law Mrs. Speckart as executrix
should have distributed the estate long
ago. The Supreme Court sustains this
view and declares there was no Justice in
paying the widow an allowance 13 years
after the estate should have been closed
up, or in charging heavy administrator
fees. All the orders made by the local
superior court are set aside and the pro
late proceedings are ordered dismissed.
Miss Harriet F. Spreckart, who .has
Just won an important decision in the
Washington Supreme Court, has been a
resident of Portland for some time, but
is now in Santa Barbara, Cal. The suit
against her mother, brother and the ad
ministrator of her father's estate, Leo
pold F. Schmidt, -was filed in Olympia
June 19, last. The value of the estate
is said to be between $200,000 and $250,000.
The present .decision will probably have
an important' bearing on another case
filed by Miss Spreckarfand now pending
in the Federal Court at Olympia. This
suit was begun three months ago against
Leopold F. Schmidt, tha Olympia Brew
ing Company, the Bellingham Bay
Brewerv and Mrs. Spreckart, for an ac
counting of funds, belonging to the es
tate, alleged to have been used by these
breweries. The Supreme Court decision
gives a clear Held for the prosecution of
this case, according to Edwin B. Heck
bert Portland counsel of - Miss Spreckart.
"Miss SDreckart has been, much crit
icised because of the suit that was filed
in the Supreme Court," said Mr. Heck-
bert. "I think that this decision is a
rnmnlete vindication of her position and
.ttitudn in her ; . controversy with her
brother and uncle." '
T A COM A IX FEAR OF BURGLARS
Robberies Occurring by Wholesale.
Extras Ordered to Police Force.
TACOMA. Dec. 20. (Special.) Burg
laries were committed by the wholesale
last night in the California building and
two rooms in the Equitable Duiia-
lnjr. Warrants upon Yakima County
to the amount of $10,000 were taken
from the safe in the office of the Ta-
coma Dredging Company and scattered
about the floor. The paper was not
negotiable as it did not bear the com
mnv'i indorsement. Entrance was
gained in almost every instance by the
use of skeleton keys, ana picks ana a
Jimmy used to pry open the many desks.
Drawers were pulled out ana tneir con
tents scattered over the floors. Noth
ing: of value was overlooked and the I
bursrlars worked in haste.
Beyond saying that it was first-class
work. Chief of Police Malony would not
discuss the matter, and the detectives
assigned on the case found little or
nothing on which to work.
The police, however, are alarmed
over the situation, and extra plain
clothes men have been added to the de
DOFFS STRIPES TO TAKE SHIP
Charles Anderson Released From
Prison to Command Vessel.
SEATTLE, Wash., Dec. 29. (Spe
cial.) So that he can take a ship of
which he has been appointed captain.
Charles Anderson, who is serving a 10-
year sentence in Walla Walla, will be
released from prison four, days before
his term expires. Governor A. E.
Mead has so notified the man's friends.
Anderson will, by the act of the Gov
ernor, eat his Christmas dinner out of
prison. His time would have expired
on December 28. but he will be released
The case of Anderson created quite a
tir in Seattle. One night in a saloon
a-man approached him and an alterca
tion ensued, during which Anderson
struck his opponent with a small cigar
cutter. The knife penetrated the right
temple and death speedily followed.
Anderson said the man attacked him
with an iron bar and that he used his
knife in self-defense. The jury, how
ever, found him guilty of manslaugh
STILli TALK BULK SHIPMENT
Washington Farmers Interested in
Manner of Handling Grain.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 20. tSpecial.)
If the grain growers of Washington want
to take' up the suggestion of shipping
wheat in bulk instead of sacked the state
Railroad Commission will lend advice and
encouragement, according to the follow
ing statement given out today by the
Investigation of delay In the movement of
the wheat, erop at the present time, now
that cars are available, convinced the com
mission that the delay -was not due to the
exporters snd millers In unloading. We are
satisfied wheat was being transported to the
terminals as rapidly as it could be loaded
and was belnK unloaded as rapidly as the
present facilities would permit. The fault.
appeared to be in the system or handling In
sacks Insteaa oi in puik.
At the Tacoma meeting objection was
raised to the cost of making ready for bulk
Hhlnments and on the ground that Wash
ington wheat was more largely subject to
smut than the wheat of other places and
that the smut halls were softer and the
wheat more susceptible to, smudge because
of the fuzz at the point and the whiteness
of the berry. That to handle the wheat
in bulk would smudge the entire output and
thus discount tne entire crop vi uib lunuer,
whereas under the present mode of handling
but a small tr cent of the wheat would,
be subject to discount by reason, of the
The commission by a majority vote
deemed further agitation, at this time In
advisable, but since adjournment of the
meeting a number of communications have
been received from representative farmers
showing great Interest, in the movement and
expressing in the strongest terms the wish
that the system might be changed.
If it Is the wieh of the farmers that the
matter recerve further consideration the
commission will gladly tender its good
offices for the purpose of perfecting the
details for a series of meeting with the
farmers to further consider the matter from
the farmers standpoint, but unless this
desire Is shown in a substantial manner by
the farmers the commission will feel it its
duty to abide by the action of Saturday'.
Willamette Wants Incorporation.
OREGON Crry, Or., Dec. 20. Special.)
An effort will he made to incorporate
the town of Willamette and It is probable
promoters of the scheme will ask the
County Court to establish the boundaries
of the proposed municipality. The ob
ject of the residents who favor incor
poration is to acquire the water plant,
now owned and for sale by the Portland
Railway, Light & Power Company. it
is planned to issue bonds for $5000 to pur
chase the plant and more than $3000 of
the proposed issue has already been sub
scribed. The movement for incorpora
tion Is opposed by those who heave it
would permit , the establishment of a
Vancouver Barracks Notes.
VANCOUVER, Wash., Dec. 20. (Spe
cial.) Major Harry L. Hawthorne, de
partment artillery officer, has been or
dered to visit all the posts in Washing
ton and Oregon, in connection with the
installation of Are control.
Second Lieutenant John B. DeLancey
has been designated special Inspector and
ordered to Juneau, to inspect the Gov
ernment property at that place and make
recommendations for improvements.
Leave of absence for two months has
been granted First Lieutenant La Vergne
Second Lieutenant Robert M. Campbell
has teen ordered to report to Brigadier-
General John M. K. Davis as aide-decamp
on the General's staff.
Lieutenant-Colonel Harry L. Rogers,
Deputy Paymaster-General, has been or
dered to Washington, to relieve Colonel
Charles H. Whipple, Assistant Paymaster-General.
Bank Reports' at Vale. -VALE,
Or., Dec. 20. (Special.) In
the published statement of the National
banks of the state, the reports of the
First Bank of Vale and the First Na
tional Bank, both of this city, were
substituted for each other. The fol
lowing is a correct statement of both
banks on December 3: First Bank of
Vale Loans and discounts, $184,397.46;
stocks and county warrants, $10,705.78;
cash and due from banks. $137,802.06;
capital stock, $40,000; surplus and unt
divided profits, $24,210.33; deposits,
$281,103.07: available cash -reserve, 49
per cent. First National Bank of Vale
Loans and discounts, $37,474.33;
United States bonds and premiums.
$6,862.40: cash and due from banks,
$43,074.37; capital stock, $25,000; de
posits. $69,965.97; available cash re
serve, 62 per cent.
Fish Warden Arrests Banker.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Dec. 20. (Special.)
-A warrant was Issued this afternoon
Tor the arrest of E. L. Fraley, a banker
of Estacada, on a charge of placing saw
dust in the waters of tne macKamas
River. Mr. Fraley is interested in a saw
mill near Estacada. The complaint was
mnvin hv TJeDutv Game warden aiacK,
who 'has several times warned Mr. Fraley
that if he persisted in violating tne law
prosecution would follow.
ELOPES WITH II FORCER
VANCOUVER SOCIETY MISS HAS
TASTE FOR ROMANCE.
Runs Away With Soldier Pursued
by Angry Father and Orficer
VANCOUVER. Wash., Dec. 20. (Spe
cial.) Rosco C. Bridges, a soldier at the
Barracks, and Miss Irene Steften, a well
known young lady of this city, slipped
away to Portland yesterday ana were
married. After them went the irate fath
er of the young lady and also an officer,
armed with papers for the arrest of the
soldier boy as a forger. They returned
with the girl, but Bridges made his es
cape, and to the charge of forgery, which
he must face, will be added that of de
sertion from the United States Army,
which carries heavy penalties.
Bridges has been stationed at the Van
couver Barracks tor some time, ana
though a soldier in the ranks and draw
ing but small pay. has attracted ' much
attention by his lavish expenditures. To
day it developed that his money was not
obtained in right ways when George Mc
Kee, proprietor of a local saloon, swore
to an information charging Bridges with
passing forged checks to the amount of
$160. The name forged to the checks
was that of Dr. J. C. Whlnnery, the
dental surgeon of the post.
Miss Steften. the youthful adventuress.
is the daughter of M. Steften,- a tailor.
She is prominent in society, which is all
agog over the elopement.
When the officer and- the girl s father
reached Portland last night, they found
that Bridges had left 'on an eastbound
train about midnight. His young wife
is loyal, and will not say anything about
the affair other than that it is not so bad
as would appear on the surface. She
says that all her husband's financial
shortcomings will be made good. She
will not reveal his whereabouts. ;
Orccon nty. Or. The trial of Charles R.
Dauchey, Jr.. apd J. C. Pierce, charged with
fishing during the close season, will be held
tomorrow before Justice of the Peace Stipp.
A Jury will be Impaneled to try the case.
Oregon City. Or. Suits for divorce were
instituted today in the following cases:
Harry F. R. Hull vs. Mary Eatha Hull;
John . t-wnings vs. Frances i.. uwnings;
Anna Benham vs. Frank E. Benham: Anna
Bell Benedict vs. John A.' Benedict; Annie
Tracy vs. Frank Tracy. -
Spokane, Wash. Mayor C. Herbert Moore.
of Spokane, has tssued an order to Chif
ofc Police Ren H. Rice to stop the operation
of all slot-machines in bpnkane beginning
January 1. 19U8. By-the enforcement of the
law here, the nickel-eaters are driven from
about their Jast resort In the Northwest.
Oregon City. Or. The treasury of Ore
gon City Is better off by $2211.23. through
the action of the "County Court todav in
ordering the payment of that amount to the
city. This Is 60 per cent of the road and
bridge tax collected in Oregon City in 1903,
and a suit brought by the city to collect
the amount was settled out or court.
Astoria. Or. The trial of Anton Searpati
of Seaside, charged with obstructing the
Necanicum River with setnets. was con
eluded before a Jury in the Justice Court
last evening and a verdict of not guilty
was returned. The case against Sam Miller
on a similar charge has been dismissed.
BEARSKIN JACKETS, $9.95
At Le Palais Roy-al. ' worth $23, black,
brown, gray and mixed colors. 3T5 Wash
General Grant and P. A. Collins are
among those Americans who have enjoyed
the freedom of the City of Dublin, a dis
tinction recently conferred on Richard
Croker, of Tammany Hall fame.
ROAD TQGOftL BEDS
Woodburn Promised Railway
to Scotts Mills.
ELECTRIC LINE EXTENSION
Commercial Club Has Rousing Ses
sion Development of Timber and
Alining Section Is the Goal
That Is Aimed At.
WOODBURN. Or., Dec. 2u (Special.)
A laruelv attended meeting of the Wood-
tourn Commercial Club was held tonight
and addressed by C. A. Hoy, treasurer of
the Scott's Mills Coal Company, who told
of the great beds of coal to be opened up
at Scott's Mills and also or tne immense
deposits of lime, James Withycombe of
GRANTS PASS FOOTBALL. TEAM.
the Oregon Agricultural College, who re
ferred glowingly of the Willamette Val
ley and predicted a popuation of 2.000,00
inhabitants; Henry Gregerson, heading a
Monitor delegation, and showing a favor
able railway route from Woodburn to
Scott's Mills via Monitor, and Frank Rob
ertson, of Portland, who proposed to
build a spur from the main line of the
Oregon Electric Railway to Woodburn
and then, as soon as circumstances war
ranted it, to Scott's Mills. " Mr. Robert
son asked that the city do the grading of
the spur, furnish a depot site and fran
chise on certain streets. The proposi
tion was favorably received and a com
mittee . appointed to solicit subscriptions
to do the work. It is expected that the
committee will meet with success, for .e
building of this spur means extension
eastward and the development ' of the
coal and lime sections and the tapping of
trillions of feet of timber.
JAIIi FOR CL.TIB MEMBERS
Supreme Court Deals Hard Jolt to
. Corvallis Trio. - -CORVALLIS,
Or., Dec. 20. (Special.)
More than $5000 in fines, various jail sen
tences and a huge bill of costs is im
posed on officers of a defunct social
club as a result of the decision by the
Supreme Court this week, affirming the
decision of Judge Harris of the Circuit
Court in the case of the state versus
Charles M. Kline. The defendants are
all under 'bonds, and the sureties in all
cases are responsible. The sentences are
the product of five trials in the justice
court and one dn the Circuit Court for
violations by the club of the local op
The club began business In Corvallis in
July, 1905, and at once became the center
of extraordinary interest. It was in
corporated, and while It professed other
objects, its real purpose was to evade the
local option law in the distribution of
intoxicants among Its members. After
six or eight weeks of flourishing opera
tions, its career suddenly became check
ered. The president was C. C. Geer.
the vice-president Merwln McManes, tnd
the secretary and treasurer, Charles M.
Kline. ' .
August 30, 1905, the officers were ar
rested for the first time, and a fine of
$300 each was imposed by Justice Holgate.
Up to October 24, a period of two months,
there bad been five trials in the justice
court with a conviction in each case, and
aggregate fines as follows: C. M. Kline,
$2000 fine and SO days in jail; Meiwm jmc--Manes,
$1700 fine and 60 days in jail;
Jack Milne, $S00 fine and 30 days. Milne
was the barkeeper of the establishment.
December 19 of -the same year, Kline
was tried in the Circuit Court and found
guilty. His sentence there was fixed at
30 days in jail, and a fine of $400. rais
ing his total sentence to $2400 and 80 days
in jail, in addition to costs. The corts
in the Circuit Court- trial ere estimated
at $200. The decision by the Supreme
Court is received here with almost gen
GIRL DEBATERS VICTORIOUS
Trio From Albany High Out-talks
( Brave Lads From Salem.
ALBANY, Or., Dec. 20. (Special.)
Girls triumphed over boys on the de
bating rostrum tonight when' the Al
bany .High School won from Salem
High School in one of the preliminary
debates of the state high school series.
The Albany team was composed en
tirely of girls and the Salem team en
tirely of boys. Albany defended the
negative of the question: "Resolved,
That the Act Passed by the Last Ore
gon Legislature, Appropriating $125,000
for the University of Oregon, Should
Become a Law." The Salem speakers
were Howard Zimmerman, Walter St
Pierre and Leland Hendricks. Albany
was represented by Lucille Hart, Me
lissa Martin and Ina Dow.
All the debaters made, creditable
speeches and the debate was hotly con
tested. The Judges were Superintend
ent Moores, of .the State Blind School,
of Salem; J.N. Duncan and M. H. Ellis,
DEAD OF THE NORTHWEST
Homer L. Mead, Centralia.
' CENTRALIA. Wash., Dec. 20. (Spe
cial.) Homer L. Mead, a pioneer resi
dent of Centralia. died here Monday. De
cember 16. Mr. Mead was born in Wood
County, O., April 18, 1S48, and spent his
early years in that state. On Christmas
day, 1876. he was married to Miss Emma
Holbrook at Oberlin. In 1878 Mr. and
Mrs. Mead moved to Escanaba, Mich.,
where Mr. Mead engaged in the drug
MLa'' jikx r v Ai C f
business. In the Fall of 1858 they came
to the Coast, settling in Tacoma. but in
the Spring of the following year they
came to Centralia. Shortly after his
arrival in Centralia Mr. Mead entered
the undertaking business with E. R. But
terworth. Mr. Mead leaves, besides a
wife, three children Mrs. George Pon
cin, of Seattle; Mrs. H. Allan Turner, of
this city, and Roy.
Boost Merchant Marine.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. 20. (Special.)
Governor Mead is in receipt of a call
for a convention of the Merchant Ma
rine League of the United States to be
held in Cleveland, O., December 21. The
purpose of the convention is to give
impetus to the demand for an ade
quate merchant marine and addresses
will be made by prominent men from
all parts of the country.
ROBBERS' IiOOT RECOVERED
Balance of $14,000 Stolen From the
Great Northern Reported Found.
NORTHPORT, Wash., Dec. 20. (Spe
cial.) It is reported here that $14,000,
the balance of the mbney obtained by
robbers who held up the Great North
ern thain near Rexford, Mont., in Sep
tember, has been uncovered from a de
serted shaft near Leon la, on tne Idaho
Montana border. 1
The plunder is said to have been
found by Fritz Lang, watchman for a
WHICH WILT. CONTEST WITH ASHLAND FOR THE CHAMPIONSHIP OF
ROGUE RIVER VALLEY.
mining company, with whom the rob
bers stopped on their way to the cache.
Reports say the amount was all in orig
inal packages shipped by the Commer
cial National Bank, Chicago.
Lang notified the railroad company,
the money was delivered to the officials
at Helena and Lang received $2000 re
ward; is the report.
Montesano, Wash. The Mobray Logging
Company yesterday filed articles of incor
poration with capital stock of $15,000. The
officers are George E. Hubble, president;
Elmer Mobray, vice-president and manager;
B. C. Cheney, secretary and treasurer, all
Montesano men. The company will begin
operations as soon after the holidays as
possible, having secured a large tract of
timber on South Bay.
OLD WILLAMETTE REJOICES
STUDENTS CHEER MAN WHO DO
E. A. Eaton, of Union, Receives Cor
dial Reception at Chapel Exer
cises Speeches Are Made.
SALEM, Or., Deo. 30. (Special.) Wil
lamette University held an informal cele
bration this morning in . honor of E. A.
Eaton, of Union, the donor of $50,000 for
the erection of a new college building on
the campus. Mr. Eaton was present at
the chapej exercises- and was greeted
with prolonged applause upon hia en
trance. Mayor George F. Rodgers pre
sided and in words -of appreciation and
congratulation, introduced Mr.-Eaton to
the students and assembled citizens.
In a brief address Mr. Eaton expressed
his high regard for the value of Christian
education and his esteem for Willamette
University. He told of his own lack of
education opportunities in his youth and
of the years of hard work and sleepless
nights by means of which he had accu
mulated what money he now possesses.
When he remarked that his gift of a
portion or his money to Willamette Un
versity was made willingly and gladly,
the audience broke forth in applause.
which blended into cheers.
Others who spoke on this occasion were
Supreme Judges Robert Eakin and F. A.
Moore and Messrs. H. B. Thielsen, C. B.
Moores, W. H. Odell, W. H. Selleck. I.
H. Van Winkle, E. Hofer and H. D. Kim
ball. In these addresses deep gratitude
was expressed for the aid Mr. Eaton has
given the University. There was also
warm commendation of the work of Pres
ident Coleman in securing three new
buildings for the college campus and in
building up the endowment fund.
Shipyard for Montesano.
MONTESANO, Wash., Dee. -20. (Spe
cial.) Montesano is to have a ship-building
yard, if the plans of the Boosters'
Club do not miscarry. The club has
been negotiating for this industry for
some time and now feels It can be se
cured. Montesano is admirably situated
for such an industry, with its fresh
water harbor,' plenty of raw material and
every other requirement necessary to the
success of the enterprise.
Lebanon High Defeats Eugene.
EUGENE. Or.. Dec. 20. (Special.) The
Lebanon High School debating team de
feated the Eugene High School team here
tonight, upholding the negative of the
question, "Resolved. That the Oregon
primary law should be repealed, the dif
ficulties of repeal not entering Into the
question." The Lebanon debaters were
Anna McCornack, Ralp Thom, Elsie Lil
iard. The Eugene debaters were Will
St. John, Bertie Ruth and John Motley.
Castle Rock Has Light Again.
CASTLE ROCK. Wash., Dec 20.
(Special.) The electric lights ' were
turned on here again last night for the
first time since the dynamos burned
out two weeks ago. The armatures
were sent to Portland to be rewound,
but were lost on the way, and conse
quently were more than a week in
reaching their destination.
Brownsville Team Wins.
ALBANY. Or., Dec. 20. (Special.)
The Brownsville High School won from
the SUverton Hlgn ecnooi at Browns
vllle tonight In one of the preliminary
debates of the state high school series.
Elected Secretary Fair Board
After John M. Chase.
POLITICS IN THE FIGHT
W. F. Matlock Succeeds W. H.
Downing as Presidents-Financial
Report Shows Cash Bal
ance of $441 in Treasury.
SALEM, Or., Dec. 20. (Special.)
After a warm contest, in which leading
Democratic politicians exerted their in
fluence, Frank A. Welch was this even
ing re-elected secretary of the State
Fair Board. His opponent was John M.
Chase, also of this city. A number of
prominent Democrats who wanted
Welch's ecalp brought their influence
to bear upon the members of the Fair
Board, but the vote stood 3 to 2 for
Welch, the supporters of Welch' being
Matlock. Wisdom' and Lee, while
Downing and Hurlburt supported Chase,
D. J. Fry and August Huckestein
headed the committee that demanded
the retirement of Welch. As the board
is Democratic, the controversy was en
tirely within the party ranka and the
cause of the trouble was not made
In the election. W. F. Matlock was
chosen to succeed W. H. Downing as
president. W. M. Wisdom was elected
vice-oresident and A. Bush treasurer.
The annual report of Secretary F. A.
Welch, concerning the finances of the
last state fair, shows that tne total re
ceipts, exclusive of the state appro
priatlon. were $36,375. of which amount
over $20,000 was from gate receipts
and $9000 from race entries, the re
mainder being from various sources.
J The expenditures aggregated $31,959, of
which sum $16,240 went In the form o
race purses. Over $4000 was paid on
permanent Improvements, and there 1
a caeh balance of $4416 on hand,
thus showing that the fair came ou
about $9000 ahead on this year's busi
The total amount paid out as pre
mlums on exhibits was $13,029, of
which $10,322 went to the livestock de
partment, leaving $2707 for all other
departments. The state appropriation
for premium was $10,000. The receipts
this year far exceeded those of any
Spencer to Transport Troops.
VANCOUVER. Wash., Dec. 20. (Spe
cial.) Final orders for the transportation
of the Fourteenth Infantry were issued
to the regimental officers Joday. The
proposal of Captain Spencer to trans
rnvt tiio rppimpnt to Portland was ac
cepted. The terms are 20 cents each for
the men and VA cents a nunareaweigni
for the baggage. The steamer Spencer,
with a barge, will make two trips from
the Government dock here to the Ains
worth dock In Portland, arriving at
Portland on the last trip not later than
3 P. M.. January 2.
The regiment will leave Portland on a
special train composed of three sections.
The first section will leave the Union
Depot not later than 4:30 P. M.. January
2. The men will sail from San Fran
cisco on the transport Sherman, Janu
Officers Tat Grande Club.
LA GRANDE, Or., Dec. 20. .Special.)
At a meeting of the La Grande com
mercial Club last night, tne louowmg
officers were elected for the ensuing
year: President, T. H. Crawford; first
vice-president, F. S. Ivanhoe; second
vice-president, C. D. Goodnough; sec
retary, Harvey Bay: treasurer. T. J.
Scroggin: directors, James Gilham, A.
V- Andrews, A. W. Nelson, Ada Rogers,
H. E. Coolldge, George Cochran, P. A.
Foley. D. E. Cox and J. W. Knowles.
Repair Bajore at Astoria.
ASTORIA, Or., Dee. 20. (Special.) The
contract for repairing the disabled
British ship Rajore has been awarded to
the Astoria Iron Works and the vessel
was shifted today to an anchorage off
the city front. Only a few tons of the
cargo were damaged and this was directly
under the hatches from which the tar
paulins were ' stripped during the big
gale in which the steering gear was dis
abled.' It is expected repairs will be
completed so the Rajore can sail about
Salem T. M. C. A. Loses.
SALEM. Or.. Dec. 20. (Special.) Agri
cultural College defeated Salem Y. M. C.
A. at basketball tonight by a score of
43 to 19. Chemawa defeated the T. M. C.A.
Juniors in a preliminary game by a score
of 26 to 17.
Germany Buys Wireless Telephone.
LONDON, Dec. 20. According to the
Copenhagen correspondent of the Dally
Mail, the German War Ministry has pur
chased the rights of Pulsen's wireless tel
ephone, with which communication was
successfully established between Copen
hagen and Berlin.
One Dead In Soo Line Wreck.
ST. PAUL, Dec 20. A passenger train
on the Soo Lino from St. Paul was de
railed early today at Kensington. O. L.
Anderson, haegaeeman, was killed and
about 20 passengers were more or less
cut or brUJsed. The derailment occurred
on a 30-foot embankment because of a
On account of the expiration of our lease and the erection of a
new building on the property we occupy, we will make extra reduc
tions on many of our goods.
' 25 OFF
On Cut Glass, Opera Glasses and Umbrellas
OPERA GLASSES OT THE BEST MAKES
With handles, regular $30.00 2259
With handles, regular $12.00 , 9.00
With handles, regular $ 7.50 5.6.
Without handles, regular $16.00.. 1.UU
Without handles, regular $ 8.00 b.00
Without handles, regular $ 7.50 9 o.b.
. You will find one of the largest stocks of neat and dainty jewelry
in the city.
Whether vou want a diamond for $10.00 or $,o0.00. we have it.
Watches? A stock of them that you will find hard to beat.
334 Washington Street, Portland, Or.
sagging track and the smoker rolled over
several times tui wnura i -f
The baggage car was smasutu
Double-Header at Pendleton.
PENDLETON. Or.. Dec 20. (Special.)
Pendleton High School won a double-
header basketball game trom vvesion
Normal School In the local gymnasium
this evening. The girls won Dy a score
of 10 to 2, and the boys 20 to 2. The
visiting boys especially put up a mighty
good game, but were uniucKy at inruw
Hughes Men Form Club.
TAMTCSTOWN. N. T., Dec. 20. A
Hughes campaign club was formed here
tonight with a large membership.
A Real Wonderland.
smith Dakota, with Its rich silver
mines, bonanza farms, wide ranges and
strange natural formations, is a verit
able wonderland. At Mound City, in
the home of Mrs. E. J-. uiapp, a won
derful case of healing has lately oc
curred. Her son seemed near death
-nrith inn,- nnn tnroac trouoie. ex
hausting coughing spells occurred
every five minutes," writes Mrs. Clapp.
when I began giving jjr. mng" v
Discovery, the great medicine, that
saved his life and completely cured
him." Guaranteed for coughs and colds.
throat and lung troubles, by wooaara
Clarke & Co., druggists. 50c and $1.00.
Trial bottle free.
There U nothing nicer for
Christmas presents than Palm.
Rare Plants, a doxen . Rose
Buxhes, or a Holly Tree.
Every owner of a home would
appreciate a present of this
kind. We have just received a big
shipment ot fine stock from
Japan and Belgium. Call and see
Choice Palms and Plants from
75c up. We'll deliver any date
Phone us your orders for a
Christmas Tree. Cut Holly, Mis
tletoe, Oregon Grape, etc.
8. E. Cor. Front and Yamhill Sts.
Phone Main 473
or Exchange A 6015. -
Confidence can be placed in a rem
edy, which for a quarter of a century
. j ,rr j - t. ,
nas earnea nnquaiinea praise, acsuui
nights are assured at once.
Cresolene Is a Boon to Asthmatics
SmJ iestal far de
Throat Tablets for the
irritated throat, of
your druggist or from
us. 10c. in stamps.
The Vapo-Cresolene Co,
fswVjTT-v me iMAjtoriD brand.
Ladles! Ask your urue-glst lor A
( bl-ckea-ter'l lUmoaJTrand
Pills la Bed snd Void mmllicVl
boxes, sealed with Ehie Bibboa. V
Taka ether. Boy of Ton r .
DIAMOND BRAND PILL, for SS
Ton known St Best. Si test. Always Reliable
SOLD RY DSUfiOIST FVFRVWHERE
Vhs am ta a twwt.mrffsftnoui
I remedy lor Gonorrnosa,
Whites, unnstnrci ur
' charges, or any Inflamma
tion of mncou? menr
iTHtEvuMsOHEMinuOe, branes. Non-astrlngont
Hold By Drcfrarists,
or nant in plain wrapper
by xarea, prepaid, W
tl.no. or S bottles, J2.7S,
SJirenlal? aaKlVA anaflBi
Rad way's Fills curs Indigestion, blllous
nesa, plies and all stomach troubles.
V- A oiactruTi.e.r
HELP FOR YOU!
Tb Oldest and Most Rellab.o Specialist In tbs
Northwest for the cure ot
CHRONIC. NERVOUS ANT) PRIVATE DIS
EASES. MEN suffering fron. evil effects of youthfnl
Indiscretion, later excesses, recent exposure,
nervous debility, varicocele, unnatural dls
ehsrres. lost vitality, falling memory, unfitness
to marry, blood, skin, kidney or private dis
eases are speedily cured. The State Medical
Institute employs th. most approved methods
and they will attend you personally and com
pleto a perfect cure, la strict confidence at
TI-DTTB ,mir tmnM.I If VOU CanilOt CSU t
our office. Thousands cured by correspondence
and medicines sent secretly. Freo to men
:edlcal book free. 100 pages. 2S pictures.
First copy cost $1000; sent fres. Writs for
it today and address
STATE MEDICAL INSTITUTE
172 Washington Street.
"I used Cascarets and feel like a new man. I hmv
been a sufferer from dytpepeia and sour stomai-h
for the last two years. I have been taklne medi
cine and other drugs, but could find no relief only
for a short time. Iwlll recommend Cascarets to
my friends as the only thing for Indigestion ana
our stomach and to keep the bowels in good con
dition. They are very nice to eat."
Pleasant, Palatable, Potent, Taste Good.poOooa,
Never Sicken, Weaken or Gripe, 10c. 26c. Mc. J-erej
old in bulk. The genuine tablet stomped ClU
Guaranteed to care or your money back.
Sterling Remedy Co., Chicago or N.Y. 590
ANNUAL SALE, TEN MILLION BOXES
C. GEE WO
Root and Herb
Bas made a life study
of roots and herbs, and
In that study discovered
and is giving to ths
world his wonderful
o Mercury. Jroliwns or Draft's T" 'SZ
trea Without Operation, or Without the.
Aid of tlie Knife. He guarantees to curs
citarVh. AstTa. Lung. Throat Rheumatism-Nervousness.
Nervous Debility Btom
MbUvsr! Kidney Troubles; also . Lost Man
hood. Female Weakness and All Private
Diseases. CANC15B CUBE '
Just Kecelved foro Peking. Chins Bale.
Bare Ud Reliable. IF SOU ARB AF
fIictbdT DON'T DEXAT. DELAYS ARS
DANGEROUS. If you cannot call, writs for
symptom blank and circular- In0'0".
cent" in stamps. CONSULTATION FRES.
The C. Gee Wo Chinese Medicine Co,
162V4 First St., Cor. Morrison.
Pleas Mention This Paper.
Ely's Cream Balm
Is quickly absorbed.
Gives Relief at Once.
It cleanses, soothes.
heals and protects
the diseased mem
brane resulting from
Catarrh and drives
away a Cold in the
Head quickly. Re
stores the Senses of I
Taste and SnielU Full size 50 cts., atDrug-
gists or by mail. In liquid form, 75 cents.
EJf Brothers, 56 Warren Street, New York.
Is tb watchword for health and vigor,
comfort and beauty. Mankind is learn
ing; not only the necessity out the lux
ury of cleanliness. SAPOLIO, which,
has wrought such chances in the home,
stnnouncas her sister triumph -
FOR TOILET AND BATH
A special soap which energizes the
whole body, starts the circulation and
leaves an exhilarating glow.
etara and dnucglsta.
FOR WOMEN ONLY
Dr. tsa.nderson'B ComyjunU Bit.
Id and Cotton Hoot PUla. tb
bet and only rsllabla rxnir
for f tMALt; THOLliluES AM
lKRKOULAJUTlfcS. Cur lh
AOBt obatlnat cum In 8 to 10
Frlce $2 per box, or S boxoa SCs
Sold by druggist! verj'whr,
ddrau Dr. T J. FIERCE. 181 First