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OFFICERS OF NAVAL COURT-MARTIAL IN SESSION, AND GIRL WHO WAS STAR WITNESS YESTERDAY
FARMERS SAY "WE
Owl Cut Rate Drug Department
Y- BE IDENTIFIED
'T GET IT Mr
Lena Cavender, of Topeka,
Kan., Corresponds to
Leaders of Equity Society At
tribute High Prices to
THE JrORXIXG OREGOXIAX, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1910.
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MISSING SINCE SEPT. 25
rather Telegraphs She Had $1000
With Her and Police Think This
May Account for Murder
Vltli View of Robbery.
SAX FRANTISCO. Feb. 7. (Special. )
"Was L.2na Cavender. of Topeka. Kan., the
woman whocJe skeleton was found last
Friday on the slope of Mt'Junt Tamalpais?
Does any one know where Lena Cavender
i today? An Associated Press dispatch
received this morning from the Kansas
'Green Cavender. who lives here at S15
North Kansas avenue, believes the bo
of the woman found on Mount Tamalpais.
near San Francisco on Friday, is that of
his duKhter. Miss Lena Cavender. who
went to the Coast last September from St.
"Her father heard from her on Septem
ber 25. and she then wrote from Seattle
tiiat she was poing away and asked th
family not to write to her. She had $1-300
In money when she left Topeka and in
tended to En to Africa as a missionary.
"The description of the body found In
California tallies with that of Miss
(lavender. She was 40 years old and had
been a teacher in Xebrsk."
Police Trace Miss Cavender.
Acting upon this information, the po
lice have communicated with the steam
ship companies at Seattle and with the
missionary societies in that city, trying
to trace the movements of Miss Cavender
from the date on which she last com
municated with her father until the time
of the difcovery that a murder had been
committed on the Tamalpals "Hogback"
and that the victim' was a woman
answering the general description of Lena
After receiving this information. Cap
tain Anderson immediately wired the To-'
peka police for a more accurate descrip
tion of Lena Cavender something definite
as to her wearing apparel and Jewelry,
and complete details of her life and trip
across the continent, covering the time
lip to the date of her disappearance. A
detective was instructed to make a tour
nf the hotels and lodging-houses of San
Francisco to learn whether Lena Caven
fler ever reached this city.
Color was given to the belie! that
Hie victim of the Tamalpals murder
i-s the daughter of Green Cavender
from the statement In the dispatch that
she had with her a thousand dollars
In money, and the fact that an arm of
the skeleton and a purse were missing
when the body was found.
On the theory that Miss Cavender
was the victim of a murdern. the police
believe that after writing to her' father
In September last she came to San
r'rancisco hy way of Portland; and that,
upon arriving here, she. like the ma
jority of touristR. took the trip to
Tamalpals and was there murdered for
the money she carried. An examination
of the marks on the clothes which en
veloped the skeleton showed the trade
mark of the Spencer Company, of Port
land, Or., on the coat hanger of a tailor-made
suit of blue ladies' cloth.
Clothes Do Not Identify.
So far the police have been unable
to identify the murderer's victim by the
hat or shoes, although they -have got
Into communication with both the
Spencer and the Rosenthal companies
and are satisfied the garments and the
footgear were bought at those places.
The jewelry found with the skeleton
shows a surer way to settle the matter.
It consisted of a Seth Thomas watch,
made an years ago. with keystone case,
ra.se numbered 2,161.149: works num
bered l()!i.r20 : repair number 1089-W.;
number on rim 61.1411. Neck chain from
J. Lynch & Co.. an Kastern mall order
house. Imitation tortoise shell back
comb with Imitation, amethyst. A gold
washed filigree bracelet, with stones.
It is presumed by the police, lacking
any Information of this subject from
the father of Miss Cavender. that this
Jewelry was worn by her when she left
Topeka. In the case of the watch, par
ticularly, they are certain that if it be-
longed to the daughter of the Topekan,
lie will able to identify the other
trinkets found with the skeleton.
Pending the receipt of further informa
tion from Cavender and from Seattle
and Portland, the police are still working
hard to clear up the mystery. They do
not take it for granted, of course, that
Miss Calender was the victim, although
her failure to communicate with her
.father since last September Is another
strong impaction that some dive misofr
tune must have befallen her.
In an effort to secure other claims.
Coroner Sawyer is having washed today
the clothes which enveloped the skeleton,
with a view to discovering any other
marks that might lead to establishing the
identity of tho murdered woman. It is
possible that Iena Cavender is still some
where alive and that the skeleton is that
Ml some other unfortunate.
Walter T. Solenbergcr. of Mill Valley,
reported today to Coroner Sawyer that
last Summer he saw a young woman
fitting In almost every detail the descrip
tion of the dead woman, start up Hog
back trail eacii aSturday morning for
"She looked as though she might be
a school teacher." said Solenberger. "She
was always reading a letter as she walked
by my houee and started up the trial.
.ird seemed so absorbed in it that she
paid no attention to any one and never
slopped as she passed. I would say that
she was one of those peosons who like
to take long walks and are nature-lovers.
It ap;eared that she made it a regular
practice to lake the walk on Saturdays."
Conorncr Sawyer arranged to go up the
trail thu afternoon to get the rock with
which the woman's skull is supposed to
havae been i. rushed. The little knoll on
which the. skeleton w;ls found might well
have Nn chosen as a place to rest and
it is considered probable that she might
have been attacked and killed while she
was continuing her reading or writing
on the beautiful spot which overlooked
Athletic Prizes Are Loot.
ORANGE. X. J.. Feb. 7. The police hero
are looking for a clever thief who has a
penchant for athletic trophies. He secured
it) gold medals, a gold watch and a man
tel full of silver eups from the home of
Ovdice Bianchi, who is a graduate of
New York University and was a winner
Ht many Intercollegiate and club athletic
lude t.illH-rl Presides in South.
SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 7. The United
States iivuit Court of Appeals for the
Ninth Circuit convened in this city lodav.
Judge Wiiltair. B. Silbcrt, of Portland.
Or., pritf fcf
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Many Changes Made for Na
WORD "PISTOL" PASSES
Military Parlance Hereafter to Be
"Revolver" at Camp Perry.
Many Changes in Kules as
to Range and Firing.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. As a result
of the recommendations of the National
Board for Promotion of Rifle Practice,
which have been approved by the Secre
tary of War. the National rifle matches
at Camp Perry, Ohio, which will be held
beginning Monday, August 22. will pre
sent many new features of gTeat interest
to the shooting profession. The National
Board met in Washington in January,
with 19 of the 21 members present. It
was agreed that the restrictions in regard
to preliminary shooting on the range. In
iforce last year, should be rescinded.
The matches of the Ohio State Rifle As
sociation and the National Rifle Asso
cition of America, will be held prior to
the National matches under arrange
ments to be made between these asso
ciations and the War Department. The
Ohio authorities tendered the use of
Camp Perry range and equipment, and
the board gave a vote of thanks to the
Governor for the same. The equipment
includes the messhall, and this year it Is
expected the mess will be placed under
the direction of a Rpgular Army officer.
Congress appropriating $12,000 for the
mossing of the competitors.
Colonel R. K. Evans, who has been
executive officer of the last thre Na
tional matches, has been selected by Sec
retary Dickinson as executive officer for
3910, and the rules were amended to pro
vide for two assistant executive officers,
one of them to be from the .organized
A great advance was made in ,the
rules governing the Tlistances and the
shooting in the matches. The 800-yard
range was cut out entirely from the
National team and individual matches.
Instead of the rapid fire being on a
bullseye target, target D" will be sub
stituted for target "A." . Target "D"
carries the figure of a man prone, and
a shot in the figure will count 5, a
shot below the figure 4 and others 3
and 2. The competitors will be lined
up and fire by odd and even numbers,
the former firing first. The pieces will
be loaded, and when all are ready a
signal will be given and the targets
will rise and remain in position for 20
seconds, and then disappear. As the
targets come up the competitors will
sink to the ground, with one knee on
the ground and an elbow on the other
knee. The five shots must be fired or
otherwise each unexpended cartridge
will count as a miss, and firing may
bo continued from the time the target
appears until it disappears. Any com
petitor having a defective cartridge, a
disabled piece or more than five hits
on his target must fire again. Only
"battle sights" may be used in rapid
An important change of a technical
character has been made by the National
board in substituting the word "revolver'
for the word "pistol" wherever found in
the rules. This marks the passing of the
"pistol" from military shooting. The am
munition for the National revolver match
will be selected on the same lines as that
for the rifle matches.
The classification in the National team
match will be the same as last year but
based on the resoilta of 1909. No change
was made in the prize list but the provi
sion requiring the team making fifth
place to drop two men and the sixth team
to drop one man was stricken out.
SILETZ LAND TO BE SOLD
Interior Department to Hold Auc
tion Indians to Get Money.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 7. The Senate
haft passed a bill authorizing the
sale of the Slletz Indian lands, reserved
by the treaty of 1892, approved by Con
gress in 1894.
The bill proposes the sale of the lands
by public auction or sealed bids, as the
Secretary of the Interior may pre
scribe, the proceeds to be divided
among the Indians.
Lands containing water power sites
are reserved from the provisions of the
The Klamath Chamber of Commerce
has asked to have the allotments of
K lamath Indian lands completed, so
that provision may be made for the
opening and settlement of the remain
YVajte Compromise Reached.
CHICAGO. Feb. 7. The board of arbi
trators in the wage controversy between
the Illinois' Central Railroad and the
union telegraphers reached an agreement
today. The finding will be made public
Iletzler Elected Itoad President.
CHICAGO. Feb. 7. Howard G. Hetzler
whs elected president of the Chicago &
Western Indiana Railway today. v
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HARSH WORD USED
Navy Surgeon Pleads Guilty to
One Charge at Trial.
DOCTOR DENIES FLIRTING
Covtles Says He Sought to Meet Miss
Hesler Merely to Show Her
Way to Party Given at
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ho had. but that it was none of Robnett's
business whether be returned it.
He dented ' that he used violent lan
guage to Dr. Cowles, but admitted ho did
nee the epithet Tr. Cowles had men
tioned. This -was after Dr. Cowles had
called him a "cur." He did not threaten
Dr. Cowles. and at the dance he prom
ised Miss Hesler that he would not say
p.nything to Dr. Cowles.
Miss Hesler Shows Ring.
Mies Hesler took the witness stand, and.
flashing a diamond ring in the eyes of
the court, declared that she Jiad been
engaged to Dr. Robnett since November
and that Dr. Cowles not only tried to
meet her, but wanted to send her flowers
and candy. Miss Hesler eeid she ap
pealed to Dr. Robnett to save her from
Dr. Cowles and that the incident fol
lowed. Tomorrow there will be arguments and
by Wednesday the findings of the court
will be wnt to Washington.
AILING SAVED FROM FIRE
Savannah Hospital Burns, Uncon
scious Patients Rescued.
SAVANNAH. Ga.. Feb. 7. Fire this
afternoon destroyed a portion of the
Park View Sanitorlum. a private hos
pital containing a large number of pa
tients. At3 o'clock the fire was under
control and all the patients reported
A number were carried' from the burn
ing building unconscious.
'BOOSTERS'" TOUR ENDED
Hoseburg Commercial Club Con
cludes Douglas County Visit.
OAKIAXD. Or.. Feb. 7. Saturday
saw the conclusion of the Roseburg
Commercial Club tour of Douglas Coun
ty. The delegation of business men
reached Oakland Saturday - afternoon
from Sutherlin. and was met at tile sta
tion by the reception committee. The
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Roseburg business men declared that
Oakland was the cleanest city they had
inspected, and that her residences, yards
and fences were in better repair than
After touring the nearby surrounding
country, the delegates and a number of
Oakland's prominent citizens sat down to
another txirkey dinner. Kine turkeys
are raised all over Dougles County and
each place visited entertained with a
turkey dinner. More turkey shipments
are said to originate at and around
Oakland than from any other point in
the United States.
The Oakland Development League
held a special mass meeting at the Oddfellows-
Hall in the evening and listened
to Publicity Manager Darby Richard
Bon expound his advertising plans.
The Roseburg business men returned
home on the Saturday midnight train. On
February 16 Douglas County day will be
celebrated at Roseburg, and the citizens
of each town on the Southern Pacific
Railroad are arranging for special
cars. An old-fashioned barbecue din
ner ill be served at 6 o'clock. Dr. An
drew C. Siriith, of Portland, has been
asked to deliver an address on good roads
and Messrs. A. H. Carson, of Grants Pass,
and E. L. Smith, of Hood River, have
been invited to lecture on "Fruit Lands;
Scientific Methods of Planting and Culti
STOCKS TUMBLE AGAIN
ANOTHER DAY OF IXEXPLAIXED
WEAKNESS SEEX OX 'CHANGE.
Steel Common Drops to 7 5 3-8, Loss
of 4 5-8 Points Over Closing of
NEW TOR K, Feb. 7. This was another
day of extreme and almost unexplained
weakness on the Xew York Stock Ex
change. Stocks tumbled steadily throughout the
session under the pressure of enormous
liquidation, accentuated by lack of sup
port. Despite the absence of specific
rumors of a disquieting nature, quota
tions broke through the low records of
last week and having new low levels, not
of the year alone, but also for the period
dating as far back as the boom of last
Although not the center of decline,
Steel common dropped today to To3. a
loss of 4 points over" the closing price
of Saturday and over 5 points over the
quotations of a month back.
The selling of copper shares was tre
mendous, American Smelting common
dropping to 774, Amalgamated Copper,
to 713s; Anaconda, to 46: Utah Cooper, to
44. Reading fell an even five points:
Union Pacific dropped 4; Southern Pa
cific 4. while losses throughout the
active Epeculative list ranged from two
to six points.
Took All Hi Money.
Often all a! man earns goes to doctors
or for medicines, to cure a Stomach.
Liver or Kidney trouble that Dr. King's
New Life Pills would quickly cure at
slight cost. Best' for Dyspepsia, Indi
gestion, Biliousness, Constipation, Jaun
dice. Malaria and Debility. 25c at all
The maiden name of Nassau street. New
York City, was pie Woman's lane. It was
opened in 1690 hy a man named Kay. wno
obtained the right to make it & cartway
to what Is now City Hall Pari
FIGURES SHOW CONTRAST
Padding Put In Prices After Prod-
. ucts Leave Farm Dairymen Ex-
act Share by . Inaugurating
Pxycott in Middle West.
CHICAGO. Feb. 7. (Special.) "The
fanners are not responsible for the htfeh
prices of food," was the statement today
of C. O. Drayton, of Indianapolis, presi
dent of the National "Union, American
Society of Equity. ,
"The farmer receives little more than
he did before the prices of foodstuffs
soared- to the skies. From hogrs to ap
ples this is true. In every particular is
the farmer taking all the risk of produc
tion and g-etting only a moderate price
for his output
"The dealers are the ones who are
responsible for the high cost of living
and we propose to show that it cannot
be laid at 'the door of the farmer said
Mr. Drayton before the convention of the
Milk Producers Association. The dele
gates are meeting with the determination
to form a National organization for the
protection of the farmer in his dairy and
Farmor Gets 7 3 Cents, Dealer $1.50.
"I am here to give facts." said Mr.
Drayton. "Let the responsibility rest
where it belongs, but it doesn't belong on
the farmer's shoulders'
One of these facts cited was the price
of $1 and less paid to the farmer for JftOS
wheat and Its rise to $1.50 when it reached
the hands of the speculators. "Why, one
of my correspondents continued Mr.
Drayton, "sold 2000 bushels of 1908 crop
for 73 cents, and that pa me wheat after
ward soared to the $1.50 mark.'
Senator "VV. F. Rondebrison, repre
senting the Trl-State Dairy Association of
Indiana, Kentucky and Ohio, told the
delegates how the organization which he
represents managed to bring the dealers
Big Profit to Milk Dealers.
"We found." said Mr. Rondebrison,
"that the producers of this territory were
getting but 9 or 10 cents a gallon for
milk that the dealers were selling for 8
cents a quart, and it looked -as if it were
time- to go to work, so wo did. We
formed our association and these dealers
paid no attention to our demands, eo
we didn't send any milk to market.
"We kept this up all during the month
of August, until the buyers saw that we
meant business and they offered us from
14 to 16 cents a, gallon, so we began
marketing our milk again.
"I find that the average producer all
over the country now gets 14 cents in
the Winter and 11 cents in the Summer,
so you can see for younse-lves who gets
the profit at 8 cents a quart to the con
sumer FOOD FIGHT TEST NOW OX
Crusade on High Prices Has Become
XEW YORK, Feb. 7. With extreme
cold weather tending to drive quota
tions up and the first wave of enthusi
asm in the crusade against the high
food prices receding, the campaign in
metropolitan territory settled down to
day to something like an endurance
The week opened, however, with pros
pects of trouble for the combines al
leged to be illegally keeping up rates
for necessaries of life through misuse
of cold storage and other means.
New York and New Jersey renewed
activities in the campaign. Attorney
General O'Malley. of New York state,
is credited with the intention to invoke
an old injunction against the packing
companies granted in the Supreme
Court in 1902 and forbidding them from
fixing meat prices and preventing com
petition by agreement as to rates and
. Regulative ordinances introduced In
the New York Board of Aldermen and
aimed practically at cold storage evils
are to be pressed for passage.
In New Jersey the Hudson County
Grand Jury today continued its inquiry
Into the business of the great storage
warehouse of Jersey City.
PORTLAND FIRM HAS SOLUTION
Plan Would Permit U. S. Official to
Make Prices Temporarily,
OLYMPIA, Wrash.. Feb. 7. The. Hazle
wcod Company, of Portland and Spokane,
has submitted to Governor Hay and by
the executive to the Secretary of Agricul
ture, at Washington, D. C, a suggestion
resulting from the high cost of living dis
cussion which is out of the ordinary. The
suggestion is in the following letter to
the Governor, which has been forwarded
to Secretarj" Wilson at the National cap
ital: As our Xational Government has decided
to investigate the cost of living, particular
ly that part pertaining to the distribution
of food products, and as it Is desirable that
this investigation should be of the fullest
extent and undoubtedly will cover the entire
country, we would like to submit a propo
sition which, would be briefly as follows:
That the United States Senate or Secre
tary of Agriculture, or both, select their
representative and put him in charge of the
'.Hazel wood plants, be to dictate the prices
of our company for HO days, or, if thought
better, for one year. .Vs our different
plants throughout the Northwest do in the
neighborhood of $2,000, uoo worth of busi
ness a year of strictly food products that
enter into the actual cost of living, we be
lieve that ours would be one of the best in
this section of the country to demonstrate
what is right In the way of profits, the ex-
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the feet. It cures painful, swollen, smart
ing, sweating feet, and takes the sting out
of coma and bunions. Just the thing for pat
ent leather shoes, dancing narties and for
"Breaking in Xew shoes. Many people can
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L.1 a t accept any substitute.
Merchandise of Merit Only
1 5 th Anniversary Sale
The Nemo people have celebrated their fifteenth business
birthday by bringing out the greatest corset they have yet
produced. It's a "Self-Reducing" model; and its big new
feature is a most ingenious figure-reducing device called the
iastiKops iiandiet. Were glad to
join in the Nemo celebration by show
ing our customers all the latest Nemos,
including this wonderful new corset
Self -Reducing No. 522
With Lastikops Bundle t
The "Bandlet" is a great improve
ment over the well-known Relief
Straps, or even the newer Relief Bands.
It is made of Lastikops Webbing,
and, being partly elastic, it follows the
curve of the lower abdomen and gives
very firm but gentle support from
It enables you to lace as tightly as
you wish without the slightest danger ;
therefore will give you extreme fash
ionable slenderness without discomfort.
It takes the place of the best separate abdominal belt you
ca'n buy at $5 to $25 ; and it is NOT bulky or inconvenient,
as belts are.. On the contrary, it is the greatest FIGURE
REDUCER ever devised; and front steels CAN'T stick
If you are stout, you MUST try this new corset. If you're
of medium figure, or even SLENDER, youH want it any
how. It's a great value SIMPLY AS A CORSET, and you
don't pay a cent extra for this invaluable new feature.
Full Lines of Nemos for Every Figure $2 to $10
New Spring Suits and Waists
New Hats for Early Wear JustReceived
Beautiful Novelty Wash Fabrics
Exquisite Silks Are Now Displayed
Choicest St. Gall Embroideries on Sale
New Swell Mannish Shirt Waists
Immense Assortment of Valentines
A NEW BOOK BY AMELIA RIVES
THE COUNTRY OF SLENDER SWORDS
The New Petticoat Flounces
Are one of the latest inventions for the benefit of woman
kind in general.
.Women who are in the habit of making their own petti
coats and choosing individual materials for the flounces will
delight in this innovation which is attracting wide atten
tion in our Lining Store.
The wonder is that someone has not thought of this
practical idea before.
' These new flounces or ruffles come in several attractive
styles and of various materials. They are easily attached to
the skirts. .
Of percaline at 65c each.
Of sateen at 85c each. ,
Of peau de soie, $1.25.
pense of operating a buatneas, the prices
that should be paid to the farmers, and the
prices consumers should pay for food prod
Joint South Pole Trip Decided- Today
WASHINGTOIN. Feb. 7. Whether the
IS. Altmmt $c (En.
HAVE NOW READY THEIR SPRING AND
SUMMER CATALOGUE. No. 101, OF
WOMEN'S AND CHILDREN'S GARMENTS. ETC
A COPY WILL BE MAILED UPON APPLICATION
JJFiftli jkmxws, 341Ij atui 35tl? Btrttts. Km $nrk.
National Geographic Society shall accept
the offer of the Peary Arctic Club of
New York and join in a joint expedition
for the discovery of the South Pole with
the steamer Roosevelt will be decided
tomorrow afternoon by tho board of di
rectors of the Geographic Society.