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THE MORXIXG OREGONIAX.. THURSDAT, . 3IAX 13, 1909.
OR. URGE'S WIFE
Sensational Charges in Divorce
Suit Against Lieutenant
of Stork. -
SAYS HE THREATENED LIFE
frets Forth He Would Not liet Her
Come Near Him and Once At- ,
tacked Her With Knife. -'
Wants $10,000 Alimony.
H1LL6BORO. Or.. May 12. (Special.)
Edith I. Large, of Forest Grove, has sued
her husband. Dr. C. L. Large, for divorce,
and the complaint bristles with sensa
tional charges. The Instrument charges
cruel and inhuman treatment, and sets
forth allegations to the effect that the
doctor refused to allow her to come near
fcim, or caress him, and that he refused
to employ aid when she was 111.
She states that once In the Winter of
1907 he threatened her life, and drew a
butcher knife on her. telling her that but
for the law he would kill her; that he told
her she would soon die and he would be
planting flowers on her grave.
The wife also complains that the hue
band told her many times that their little
daughter woulj disappear and she would
never see her cgnln.
In April, 1909, she declares, the doctor
rhoked hef and only desisted because of
Interference by her sister.
May 11. she left him moi went to Port
land to reside with a sister. . .
Mrs. Large alleges her husband Is worth
at least $40,000. and she asks for J1000 to
prosecute the suit and J10.000 alimony
for herself and child. She also requests
the court to enjoin Dr. Large from Inter
fering with the child during the pending
of the suit.
Dr. Large is 2 years old and has prac
tlced medicine at Forest Grove for many
years, being known all ovar the state
through advertising births In Washington
County, ending the announcement with
the clause, "the parents of whom are the
best pleased people In the world. Dr. C.
L. Large attending."
Mrs. Largre was a mere slip of a girl
when she married the doctor.
Dr.. Large has been beforo the Circuit
Court here several times to answer the
charge of selling liquor without a li
cense. At the March term-of the CVrcuit
Court. Judge. McBrlde nua him 150 for
Dr. C. L. Large, the Forest Grove phy
sician, married Miss Edna L. Hicks in
this city Wednesday. August 9. 1905. The
reremony was performed by Rev. A. A.
Morrison, at the clergyman's residence.
Miss Hicks was a Minnesota girl, and
came here from. Falrmount, that state, to
marry Dr. Large.
ELECTRIC ROAD TALKED
Farmers Subscribe $100,000 To
ward Line Into Clackamas County.
OREGON CITY. Or.. May 12. (Special.)
Business men of Oregon City will meet
Friday night at Commercial Clubrooms to
listen to F. M. Swift, who Is promoting
the construction of an electric railway
to Molalla, Scntts Mills and Marquam,
via Beaver Creek, Mulino and Liberal.
Swift proposes to make Oregon City the
terminus of the road, but this depends
largely on what the business men of Ore
gon City do In the way of assisting the
proposition. The residents of the country
along the route have subscribed about
100.000 toward the construction.
TAC0MA PAPERS AT WAR
Times Sues Tribune for $20,000 Be
cause of Alleged Libel.
TACOMA. May 12. Suit for 20;000
damages was begun here today by the
Times against the Tribune, for alleged
libel. Both are evening papers. The
Tribune printed an Item Monday to the
effect that the Times had been bought by
S. A. Perkins, owner of the News and
The Times alleges that this publication
was designed to injure Its standing as an
Independent paper. It is reported that
proceedings In criminal libel may also be
ROAD SUES FOR DEPOT
Oregon Electric Asks That Value of
Hillsboro Ijot Be Determined.
HILLSBORO. Or.. May 12. (Special.')
The Oregon Electric has sued Mis. Lu
demia Anderson in Circuit Court, asking
that a Jury determine the value of near
ly a quarter block of lan.l within two
blocks of the business section, whioh St
wants for depot grounds. It is understood
the road has an option on adjoining prop
erty, and upon approaching Mrs. Ander
son no agreement as to price could be
obtained. The company is still using a
boxcar as a depot, and it wants a suit
able building sit.
OYSTERS TO BE PLANTED
Hoquiam Gets Two Carloads of Seed
From East. 1
HOQUIAM. Wash.. Mav 12 (Spe
cial.) Two carloads of Eastern seed
oysters are to arrive here this week to
be planted In the beds of the Gray
port Oyster Company, which Is com
posed of local business men.
One of the incorporators brought
home sample oysters measuring over
six inches today which have grown
from seed planted three years ago,
their flavor comparing with. If not
excelling, the Eastern product.
PATHFINDER PAST WEISER
Forerunner ol Ocean-to-Ocean Race
Spends Night at Baker City.
WEISER. Idaho. May.. 12. (Special.)
The Pathfinder, the celebrated car
that made the trip around the world,
reached this city at 4:30 P. M. The car
lft Boise at 10:30 A. M and made sev
eral stops along: the route. .'With the
car was George Miller, driver; C. W.
Katon, mechanic; J. M. Ely. photogra
pher, and L. W. Redington, manager.
After a stop of about IS minutes the car
left for Baker City, where It will spend
GLIDDEN TOCR CAR AT DENVER
Pathfinder Given Warm Reception
. by Colorado Auto Enthusiasts.
DENVER. May 12. The Glldden
tour pathfinder car, which has deter
mined the route to be followed' in.-the
Glldden tour from Detroit to Denver,
arrived here this afternoon, -
The car, which was in charge of D.
H. Lewis, of Buffalo, representing the
American Automobile Association, was
given an enthusiastic reception.- and
was escorted through the streets by
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Serious Accusations Are Made by
His Wilt, in Suit for Divorce.
the scout cars of the Denver Motor
Club- and -by several-hundred motorists.
BRIDGE IS DESTROYED
NEIGHBORHOOD ROW RESULTS
Span Crossing Creek Along With
Boat Belonging- to Old Settler
Are Blown to Atoms.
CASTLE ROCK. Wash.. May 12. (Spe
cial.) As an aftermath or the neigh
borhood troubles in the vicinity of Sight
ly, on the east side of Silver Lake, a
bridge and boat on the place of James
Spencer,, an old settler, were blown up
a little after 12 o'clock Monday night.
It is said the guilty ones are known,
although no steps have yet been taken
to punish them. . .
Two skiffs belonging to others were
turned loose from the bridge and were
A few weeks ago, it is said, an at
tempt was made to have one "of the
residents there put Into the asylum, and
feeling has been bitter since that time.
An attempt to blow up the same bridge
was made last July, but failed. It is
feared blood may yet be .shed.
THUGS BIND BARTENDER
Ioot Saloon. and
Good Their Escape.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 12. Two young
men, armed with large-caliber revolvers,
entered the saloon of Mark Ragustin, on
Greenwich street, early today, held up the
bartender, Joseph Kouch. bound him hand
and foot, and demanded the keys of the
On declaring that he did not have the
keys. Kouch was roughly handled and
his pockets searched, $8 being taken,
along with a gold ring from his finger.
He was then thrown into a back room,
while the cash register waa rifted of its
contents. The robbers then made their
' I.EBANO WOMAN CELEBRATES I
J HKR MMiTIETU B1KTHDAV.
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' BIrs. James Snyder.
LEBANON, Or., May 10. (Spe
cial.) Mrs. James Snyder, famil
iarly known as "Grandma"
Snyder, of this city, celebrated
her ninetieth birthday at the
home of her son. Rev. H. T.
Snyder, this week, with a large
number of her friends and rela
tives. Mrs. Snyder, whose maiden,
name was Melissa How, -was
born in Utlca, New York, April
28. 1819. When 11 years of age
she moved with her parents, Mr. .
and Mrs. Samuel Howe, to
Potter County, Pennsylvania.
where she was married to James
"Snyder, in 1S33. at the age of 16
years. They lived together as
husband and wife for 71 years
and six months, until his death
in 1906 at the age of 93 years.'
The family were pioneers in
the state of Iowa, and several
years ago came to Lebanon,
where they have since resided.
Ten children were born to them
and all grew up and had families
of their own, and eight of these
are still living. Mrs. Snyder has
'10C living descendants. 8 chll
. dren, 42 grandchildren, 64 great
grandchildren and 2 great-greatgrandchildren.
Fears New Constitution Would
Kill Direct Legislation.
WILL OPPOSE CONVENTION
Receives Aid to Carry Test Case of
Initiative and Referendum Up
Through Supreme Court Out
line Coming Year's Work.
M'MINNVILLE. Or., May 12. (Special.)
A growing attendance marked the sec
ond day of the Oregon State Grange ses
sion, many visitors arriving on every
train. Much Grange legislation is being
introduced and several important matters
of public interest . are coming up.
Folowing are the salient features of the
report of the state master, all of which
will be approved by the Grange:
"In the matter of the defense of the
Initiative and referendum .: in the courts,
satisfactory progress has been made. The
pending suit has been, argued before the
State Supreme Court and , the full con
stitutionality of the initiative and referen
dum again upheld. The -forces are now
being marshalled for the final struggle in
the United States Supreme Court.
"Our executive committee has engaged '
what- is believed to be the most competent
legal talent within its reach. Efforts were
also successfully made to Interest others
in the cause. George II. Shlbley, of Wash
ington, D. C, president of the Peoples'
Rule - League of America, Senator Hoar
and J. Harry earner, of Washington, D.
C, have rendered valuable service by the
preparation of . -a supplementary brief
which was submitted in argument before
the State Supreme . Courts
Danger In New Constitution.
"The last Legislature .submitted to the
people the question of calling a constitu
tional convention for .the purpose of cor
recting several- alleged weaknesses in
our state constitution. Anyone familiar
with the leading actors in the movement,
or who listened to the discussion in the '
Legislature when the matter was under
consideration need have no hesitancy In
saying that one of the prime motives that
has inspired the movement is a desire to
eliminate direct legislation from our sys
tem of government. A constitutional con
vention would have to be very closely
watched If It is to be prevented from
being so packed or so manipulated that
our system of direct legislation be not
stricken out entirely, or so modified as
very materially to cripple its usefulness.
Hence, the people should be very wary
about voting for the calling of a consti
tutional convention.': ,
"But the opposition to the initiative
and referendum will not down. Great care
must be exercised in the use of the sys
tem if public sentiment is not at length
sufficiently aroused to secure its modifi
"One of the strongest pj.nt3 of oppo
sition among majiy not otherwise un
friendly is the fact that under the pres
ent system the constitution is so loosely
guarded. It is a fact that as matters
now stand, - the constitution can be
amended far too - easily for the safety
and security of the state. I Venture to
call attention to this matter again this
year merely to suggest that it would be
well for friends of the system to give
consideration to means of its modification
in this particular before more sweeping
changes are forced by its enemies."
Single Tax Fight Again.
Concerning the taxation measure which
will be submitted to the people, in line
with suggestions made in the State
Grange last year the state master says:
"This will be one of the most important
matters coming before the voters of the
state at the next election, and it will be
the business of the State Grange to con
duct a campaign of education In the in
terval between now and election time.
The situation Is going to be complicated
by the fact that the single tax people,
backed by considerable monetary support,
are deteimloed again to submit a single
tax amendment probably much more
radical than before. No compromise is
probable and their amendment will almost
certainly be put forward through the
Following is a list of the most im
portant matters which the State Grange
will take up as a part of its work during
the coming year:
The enactment of legislation conferring
upon the several counties of the state the
control of purely local matters, such as
the regulation of salaries of county offi
cers, creation of new offices, election of
road supervisors, passing of laws regulat
ing local affairs, etc;
Renewal of demands upon the- Na
tional Congress for the creation of pos
tal savings banks and a parcels poet. -
Regulating the speeding of automobiles
in cities to six mites an hour, and in
the country to 12 miles an hour, 'and
providing ' punishment by Imprisonment
Opposition to the State of Oregon tak
ing any part In-the construction, opera
tion or ownership of railroads.
Establishment of a denatured alcohol
plant at the Oregon Agricultural College.
Fixing a uniform rate of fare upon all
railroads, not- to . exceed 3 cents per
Providing for two biennial, sessions of
the State Legislature, the first to con
vene on the second Monday In January
and to last 25 days, at which only the
introduction of bills and proposed laws
shall be the order of business. The sec
ond session to be held on the third
Tuesday In May and to last 15 days.
At this session no new business shall
come up. but the business of the former
session Bhall be disposed of. It is pro
vided that the Governor 'may call an. ex
tra session, to hold five days, for any
Delegates to the National Grange
and all subordinate Granges are to. be
instructed to use every effort to have
the pay of rural letter-carriers in
creased to equal that of city carriers.
It is proposed that initiative laws
shall be adopted only by a majority
vote of all the voters of the state. Ref
erendum measures shall be subject to
the same law.
Constitutional amendments adopted
by the initiative must be ratified by 60
per cent of the Legislature before
they can be of force.
State Lecturer Johnson In his report
During the past year there has been much
Interest shown in the educational work of
the order. When I first assumed this posi
tion it appeared to me that a most bene
ficial thing would be to arrange the work
so that we could have the lullest use of
our state and county libraries. The pro
posed plan was presented to state Superin
tendent Arkerman. Miss Cornelia Marvin,
secretary of the state library commission ;
Pr. James Withyeojnbe. Miss Isom and Miss
Fox. of the Portland Library, and it met
with their support and co-opera lion.
A year's trial in this part of our work
has justified the. beginning- and all that re
mains is to lighten the work somewhat and
n-iaka It better adapr itself to local condi
State Lecturer Johnson will call the
subordinate lecturers together tomor
row afternoon for the purpose of
adopting a uniform system of work.
The fifth and sixth degrees will be
conferred tomorrow night upon, a
large class, followed -by a banquet to
the visitors from the people of M.c-Minnvllle.
SPENCE IS TO SERVE AGAIN j
Re-elected to Executive Committee ol
M'MINNVILLB. Or., May 12. (Special.)
C. . B. Spence was today re-elected a
member of the executive committee of
the State Grange -to serve two years.
Memorial services will be held at 11
o'clock, tomorrow morning? to commemo
rate the lives and services of seven de
ceased members of the last year. They
are: J .S. Castro, of Clackamas County;
J. C. White and Frank Butler, of Polk
County: S. Fromau, Mark Miller and M.
H. Wiles, of Linn County, and A. M.
Aspinwall, of Marion. The matter is in
the hands of Chaplain Britner, Mrs. F. A.
Dickenson and Mrs. Mary L. Howard as
committee on arrangements.
FRIENDS AID M'FATBIDGE
PENDLETON TO SEND INTERCES
SOR TO WASHINGTON.
Renters Unanimous in Asking That
Deposed Superintendent Be Re
instated at Agency.
PENDLETON. Or., May li (Special.)
Without having received any official
notice of his dismissal, A. E. McFatridge,
agent of the Umatilla agency, left to
night for Portland. He was called as a
witness in the case of John Mitchell,
the Indian accused of attempting to beat
his mother to death with a club.
Activity in McP'atridge's behalf by
local business men has been unceasing.
Another meeting of the Credit Men's
Association was held this mornmg, and
it was fully decided a man should be
sent to Washington to intercede with
the department officials for the rein
statement of Major McFatridge. State
Senator Smith is talked of.
A lengthy petition is also being circu
lated among business men and renters,
and though the latter are usually ready
to cut each other's throats, for the first
time in yeans they are pulling together
to have the agent reinstated.
EMPLOYES MADE CHARGES
Reason for McFatridge's Dismissal
Is Given Out.
.WAJINGTON- May 12 Representa
tive Ellis today said that it was because
of complaints made by school employes
at the Umatilla Indian agency against
Superintendent McFatridge that the lat
ter has been relieved of charge of the
school affairs. pending Investigation
into the charges. It is understood the
complaint is based entirely on the super
intendent's administrative 'methods and
that nothing sensational Is involved
Temporarily Supervisor McChesney is In
charge of the school.
FATHER AND SON BURNED
Mysterious Fire Destroys Farmhouse
in Idaho Town.
LEWISTON, Idaho. May 12.-(3peclal )
George Brammer and - son, George
Brammer, Jr., were burned to death at
an early hour this morning at the fam
ily home, located near Gifford, 30 miles
east of Lewiston. The Brammers were
prominent farmers of the Gifford see
tion and lived alone In a small frame
house located on the Brammer home
The fire was discovered about 1 o'clock
SYNOPSIS OF THE ANNUAL STATE
MENT OF THE x
Ul "estate of Pennsylvania, on the 31st
day of December.- 1908, made to the In
surance Commissioner of the State of
Oregon, pursuant to law:
in cash ..
Premiums received during the
year in cash $
Interest, dividends and rents
received durirg year
Income trom other sources re
ceived during the year
Losses paid during the vear$
Dividends paid during the year
on capital stock
Commissions and salaries paid
during the year.........
Taxes, licenses and fees paid
during: the year
Amount of all other expenditures
value of real estate owned t 365 600 00
"Value of stock and bonds
uoanH on mortgages 1,761 329.99
Loans on collateral 132.S5S 00
Cash in bank and on hand.... 4S9,223!lo
x-ieiiuums in course oi collec
tion and in transmission.... 6.12,947.96
Accrued Interest 75.959.33
ai: uiuer assets 1.4D0.73
Total admitted assets.. $ 8,097.410.61
Gross claims for looses unpaid. J 320,922.43
Amount of unearned premiums
on all outstanding risks 4.97S.9S3.70
ah otner uaDiiities 27,662.00
Total liabilities $ 6,327,568.13
Total Insurance In force De
cember 31, 1906 5651.309,445.00
BUSINESS IN OREGON FOR THE YEAR.
Total risks written during the
year , 1.736,018.00
uross premiums receiveo aur-
ing the year 43,450.62
Premiums returned during the
year ,. 5.9S1.65
Losses paid during the year.. 25,029.96
Losses incurred during the
Total amount of risks out
standing in Oregon Decem
ber 31, 1908... 3.124.S32.00
Fire Association of Philadelphia
By JOHN B. MORTON
' Second Vice-Presldent.
Statutery resident general agent and attorney-in-fact:
F. J. ALEX MATER.
103 Sherlock bids., Portland, Or.
Resident agents at Portland, Or.:
GEO. L. STORY, 314 Failing blcjg
MARTIN & CAMPBELL,
301 Worcester bldg.
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This is a great preparation for the hair, and we
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Micro sells for $1.00 per bottle.
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EVERYTHING NECESSARY IN ILLNESS
Feeding Cups ... . '. 15, 25, 35, 50
Feeding Spoons 15, 25
Graduated Medicine Glass in case . 2o and 50f
Medicine Glass, graduated 10f, 45
Throat Brushes 10i
Spitting Cups, aluminum .....40
Spitting Cups, porcelain , 35
Sanitary Spitting Cups, with holder, per pkg. of 20.40
Pocket Spitting Cups, 2 for... 5
We have the pen to suit
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Why do we satisfy and
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Fourth Floor Tako Elevator
WOOD ARD, CLARKE 'ft CO.
this morning ny neighbors, but by the
time the burning building was reached
the structure was practically destroyed.
The bodies of the father and son were
recovered today, showing that they were
in bed at the time of their deaths. The
origin of the fire Is a mystery.
HUGE CANNERY IS BURNED
Salmon Packing Plant on Chuckanut
Bay Gone, Loss $50,000.
BELLINGHAM, "Wash.. May 12. The
pla.nt of the Astoria & Puget Sound
Packing Company, on Chuckanut Bay,
three miles south of this city, burned
early this morning, causing a loss of
$50,000. The cannery had Just been re
built and new, machinery installed In an
ticipation of the big salmon , run this
year, and 1,000 cases of cans were In
the warehouse, which also burned. The
plant was well insured, and rebuilding
will commence at once and the pack, it
Is believed, will not be largely curtailed
In consequence of the fire. The cause of
the fire is unknown.
Oddfellows to Meet at Albany.
ALBANY, Or., May 12. (Special.)
Albany is making, extensive prepara
tions to receive the Grand Lodge of
Oddfellows of Oregon, which, convenes
here next week. The Grand Lodge of
the Rebekahs and the grand encamp,
ment will also be in session and the
grand canton of the Patriarchs will be
organized here during the week. - The
general committee of the Albany lodge
which is supervising the arrangements
Is composed of Past Grand Masters J.
K. Weatherford, T. J. Stites and W. C.
Tweedale and Messrs. George W.
Wright, L. L. Swan, A. W. Bowersox,'
W. w. Francis, Ralph R. McKechnie,
Joseph Myers and IS. J. Seely. Mr.
Weatherford Is chairman of the gen
eral committee and Mr. Swan secretary.
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