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Dr. J. M. P. Chalmers for $50,000 for
personal indignities and alienation of
his wife's affections, pending inthe
Superior Court hero for nearly two
years, was dismissed today on receipt
of a letter from Willsher, now manag
ing a hotel in Seattle, asking that the
action be dismissed.
Willsher's case attracted wide atten
tion here. On August 5, 1914. he entered
the office of Dr. Chalmers, and with a
loaded revolver threatened to kill him.
He was overpowered and later a Jury
found him guilty of attempted murder.
He was sentenced to from 1 to 20 years
in the state penitentiary, but was par
doned after serving a part of hl3 sen
He alleged that Chalmers had taken
LETTER IN EVIDENCE
' 11 A.M. to 11 P.M.
'Honey Boy' Note in Osborne's
Friends' Hands Long Ago.
Mrs. Pearl Howard, Now in
Portland, Tells of Perilous
it 500-Mile Trip.
GIRL'S STORY IS DENIED
Broadway at Stark
Ex-Dlstrlct Attorney. Says He Jfever
SLEDGE TEAM FAITHFUL
Knew Miss Tanzer Before She
Appeared - in Suit for
Breach of Promise.
THE MORNING OREGOMAN, THURSDAY. JANUARY lio. 1917.
Journey Across Delta From Rapids
to Yobt Beset With Harrowing Ex
periencesVisitor Owns Mines
in Xanana Valley.
To have "mushed" over one of the
most perilous trails in Alaska, that
-from 'Xanana to Chitna. is a feat of
which any seasoned man could be
justly proud. But to be a woman and
to have accomplished that which has
made hardier ones shrink at the under
taking Ja considered still more praise
worthy. Mrs. Pearl Howard, who arrived in
Portland yesterday from her Alaskan
home, is the woman who but recently
made the perilous trip. Mrs. Howard
traveled that 500-odd miles with no
companions but her live dogs. To the
trustworthiness of her lead dog does
sho attribute her success in fighting
her way through miles of white waste,
where no sign of a trail existed and
through a wind storm that threw snow
high in the air and blinded her and
Mrs. Howard ex-Oregronian.
She is interested in mining proper
tips in the Tanana Valley in the Yukon
Basin and has been in Alaska since
1905. bhe came to Portland in 1892.
and many of her friends greeted, her
upon her return here.
The time actually consumed in mak
ing the trip from Tanana to Chitna
was 83 hours, although Mrs. Howard
was on the trail 11 days. She passed
komo of the nights in cabins, but other
times she slept in tho open.
iter sledge carried food for herself
and dogs, amounting to approximately
200 "pounds, and with her weight the
dogs had quite a load. On much of the
journey Mrs. Howard was forced to use
trail tnowshoes. s
Other "Muslies" Are Made.
"Mrs. Howard experienced the worst
difficulties in making the trip across
the delta from Rapids to Yost. She
van into a wind storm that blew her
self and dogs from one side of the delta
to the other. ihe battled with the
wind and tho cold, the thermometer
registering 32 degrees below, ntil she
was almost exhausted. She finally
steadied tho team by hooking her arm
through the bow of the sled. After
hours of almost hopeless battling the
lead dog led her to safety.
Mrs. Howard has ''mushed" on other
trails, having made two trips 63 miles
inside the Arctic Circle. She is in the
States on business. She will visit her
mother in Pendleton and later will go
She will return to Alaska the latter
part of March. While in Portland she
Is at the Seward HoteL
HOLDING OF LANDS DENIED
Henry K. Huntington Says Southern
Pacific Didn't Know ot Oil.
SEW YORK, Jan.' 24. Henry E.
Huntington, testifying here today in
the government's suit against the
Southern Pacific Railway Company to
recover lands in California, said to be
worth $32,000,000. denied at the time
the property was acquired by patent
in 1S94 the company had knowledge
of the presence of oil there. v
Mr. Huntington, who said he was
the nersonal representative on. the Pa
cific Coast of his uncle, the late Col
lis P. Huntington, from 1892 to 1901.
declared there had been no restriction
by the company on the sale of its
lands prior to 1S99. At that time, how
ever, certain reservations were made
on the recommendation of J. D. Tread
well, the company's land expert.
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Mrs. Peart Howard. "Masher" of
Alaskan Trails, M ho Is In This
advantage of his wffe during his ab
sence and said that he acted in vengeance.
PRISONERS WE FIGHT
CONSTABLE'S DEPUTIES' MAUL JAP
ANESE INTO SUBJECTION.
TRAPS TO NET $500
ieorge W. Stanton Has 85 Coyote
Pelts Thus Far in Season.
HOOD RIVER, Or., Jan. 24. (Spe
cial.) D. K. Stanton, a Civil War vet
eran, has a son. George W. Stanton,
who, according to a letter received by
the father, will clear more than J500
from his traps in Lake County this
Winter. The young man writes that
his chief revenue will be derived from
Young Mr. Stanton has already
trapped 85 coyotes this Winter. He
tays that lie nas Killed six dodcsis.
ALIENATION CASE ENDED
A. K. Willsher Withdraws Suit
Against Dr. J. M. P. Chalmers.
VANCOUVER, Wash.. Jan. 24. (Spe
ciaV) Albert E. Willsher's suit against
Objection to "John Doe" Warrant Fol
lowed by Assistance and Attempted
Flights, Officers Say.
An unsuccessful attempt to rescue
the Nl Shi Lo brothers, two Japanese,
from the clutches of Deputy Constables
Gloss and Watkins. who had Just ar
rested the men, is alleged to have been
made by two of the prisoners country
men near Michigan and Killingsworth
avenues early last night. The deputies
reported that they had beaten off the
would-be rescuers and taken the pris
oners, handcuffed and badly battered.
to the County Jail.
One of the Ni Shi Lo brothers was
arrested on a warrant obtained by G.
W. Adler, a -store employe, who said
the Japanese had attacked him last
Tuesday night when he went o the
laundry at 86 Killingsworth avenue for
package of clothing. The other
brother had been arrested on a charge
of Interfering with the deputies while
they were serving the warrant.
The alleged attack was made Just
after the deputies left the laundry with
the prisoners. The brothers were walk
ing peaceably towards a streetcar, when
one of them, it "is said, suddenly ex
claimed: "John Doe warrant he no
Thereupon, the deputies say, tne
Jananese seized the paper which had
been served on him, tore it up and
threw it in a deputy's face. As If by
prearrangement, two other Japanese
attacked the deputies in the rear, they
reported, and the prisoners made a
dash for liberty. The deputies say mey
drew their clubs"and beat the assail
ants into flight and the prisoners into
Warrants have been issued tor xne
arrest of the alleged aBsailsnts.
JOY RULES AT STRAND
NEW YORK. Jan. 24. A. letter writ
ten by Miss Rae Tanzer and addressed
to "Honey Boy." which cam into pos
session of friends of James w. Os
borne, former District Attorney, a
month before Charles Ii. Wax intro
duced himself to the attorney as the
"Oliver Osborne"' who is alleged to
have courted Miss Tanzer. figured in
the trial for perjury here today of
Franklin D. Safford.
Miss Tanzer bad testified that she
delivered .this letter to Oliver Osborne,
who, she asserts, was the lawyer, and
Harold Spielberg, one-time counsel
for Miss Tanzer, who was called as a
witness by the prosecution, said under
cross-examination that he thought at
the time it was "peculiar" the letter
should be in possession of James W.
Osborne's friends before she came for
ward and declared he was the mysteri'
ous "Oliver Osborne."
Several employes and friends of Mr.
Spielberg testified they had heard Miss
Tanzer say the former assistant DiS'
trict Attorney was not her wooer. Miss
Bertha A. Rosenberg, steno&rranher for
Mr.CBplelberg, swore she took down a
statement from Miss Tanzer , to this
James W. Osborne was again on the
stand today. He declared he had never
seen Miss Tanzer before she appeared
before a United States Commissioner
in a suit against him for breach of
promise of marriage.
"If you knew you were guilty and
that you had represented yourself to
be 'Oliver Osborne' would you admit it
under oath? , asked Miss Tanzer s
"I can't answer that question," re
plied Mr. Osborne. "If I were "Oliver
Osborne' I suppose I would do as 'Oli
ver Osborne' does. I am not 'Oliver
Osborne' and never represented myself
as such. '
CHANNEL ACT NOT NEEDED
Senator Chambcrlajn Believes Action
Can Be Gained Through Board.
No act of Congress will be necessary
to obtain the deepening of the Colum
bia River channel from Brookfield to
the sea to a depth of 30 feet, is the
opinion expressed by Senator George
E. Chamberlain in a letter to Secretary
W. D. B. Dodson, of the' Chamber of
Commerce, in reply to a query on the
Senator Chamberlain says that he be
lieves the action can be brought about
through the board of engineers for
rivers and harbors committee, which
has been asked to make a report rec
ommending such development.
The proposed deepening of the Chan
nel below Brookfield is to bring the
channel there into conformation with
the improvements on the channel be
tween Brookfield and Portland.
of the Body
' (BY DR. I. W. SHORT.)
The body is a highly organized ma
chine of complicated parts in which the
liver and kidneys work for the com
mon good. Damage to either one of
these organs interferes with man as
a motor mechanism. The automobile
expert knows how important it is that
the carburetor does not get too much
fuel, along with sufficient air to burn
or explode the gas. Too much fuel iij
man's machine, such as eating too much
meat, or alcohol, or tea. and the liver
cannot "turn over," nervous overwork
nd lack of exercise in outdoor air
bring constipation and bad health. Es.t
lese meat, plenty of vegetables, and
with air and good exercise you need
little else. If the liver needs rousing
and most of us need this once a week
take a safe vegetable extract of the
leaves of aloe, May'ftpple, robt of jalap,
made into a tiny sugar-coated pill, and
eold by almost every druggist as Dr.'
Pierce's Pleasant Pellets first put up
nearly fifty years ago.
Most people die eventually of an over
acid condition. If the blood can be ren
dered more alkaline, the longer we live.
With regular hours, plenty of water
between meals, sensible coarse food
and a chance to get the poisons out of
tho system, a man will live to be a
hundred. But, unfortunately, our high
ly nervous way of living brings in
creased storage of uric acid in the body.
This acts as a poison, and we suffer
from lumbago, aches or pains, rheuma
Get rid of this uric acid poison by
taking a harmless medicine called An
uric, which throws out the uric acid by
stimulating the kidneys. Drink a pint
of hot water before meals and take
Anuric (double strength) three or four
times a day. Anuric can be obtained
Bt almost any drug store.
HELODT, MIRTH AND CRISP DIA
LOGrE ARE ON BLLL.
Guy W. Talbot Goes to Gearhart.
Guy W. Talbot, president of the Pa
cific Power & Light Company, who has
been suffering from an aggravated at
tack of grip for several weeks, has left
John M. Dean, Theologian, Who
Will Give Religions Talks at
V. M. c. A. Next Week.
GLADY S HULE-TTE
A human-interest story that shows the big city's sympathetic side as well as its heartless side.
A Brand New, Christie Comedy
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Y. M. G. A. TALKS SET
Chicago Religious Speaker to
Banish Banalities. '
NOON MEETINGS PLANNED
for the seaside in hopes of recuperat
ing. M. Talbot has been confined to
bis home for some days under the care
of his physician, who has now prescribed
a change of environment. Mr. Talbot
will be at Gearhart.
Abandonment of Professional- Man
ner by Ministers, in Order to
ICcach Average Man, Is
Vrged by Visitor.
A set of religious talks from which
all banalities have been removed is
promised for the week of January1 28
to all men who frequent the Y. M. C. A.
John M. Dean, president of the North
ern Baptist Theological Seminary in
Chicago and pastor of the Second Bap
tist Church of that city, is to be re
sponsible for- the meetings, which are
to be held every day at convenient
hours next week in the lobby of the
Y. M. C A.
In urging some sort of religious at
titude upon the average men, Mr. Dean
has abandoned the conventional meth
ods and the conventional air of the
man of God. The professional minister
loses half of his Influence, he insists.
by being too far different from other
"I dislike the professional manner of
most ministers," he says, "for any oc
cupation becomes tedious and unwhole
some as - soon as it is merely a pro
fession. The words of a professional
minister loee their effect by coming
only from a man who is only expected
to say them. Some of the best service
that has been rendered for religion
has come from men engaged in an en
tirely different business.
So much as possible, they concealed
the fact that they were ministers.
These men were in the famous group
organized in Chicago under the lead
ership of Moody and Sankey. They
conducted meetings of tremendous in
fluence. People respected all that they
said, for they spoke as ordinary busi
ness men, in nowise different zrom
the members of their following."
Mr. Dean's activities in Portland will
commence at 3:30 Sunday afternoon.
when he will open bis course of Bible
talks in the Y. M. C. A. Besides the
meetings here, which will be held in
the lobby or the building every noon
hour for all who care to drop in, he
ill make several other appearances.
On Sunday, January 28, and on Febru
ary 4 bn will occupy the pulpit of the
white Temple for both morning ana
evening services. ' .
County Superior Court. Weiraer was
accused of a statutory crime against a
Centralia woman, to which charge he
LIVESTOCK IS SUFFERING
Shortage) of Feed at Union Noted
and Prices Increase.
VSIOJT. Or., Jan. 24. SpeciaL) The
confirmed cold weather is beginning to
have its effects on the stock in this
vicinity and it is- feared, that many
animals will not be able to - live
throughout the "Winter. The situation
is serious. Hay. is selling for Z2
ton. Fuel is also on the incline and
wood is now selling at T a cord. A
month ago it was J4. B0. Coal cannot
C H. Ldbbey, of Sterling. Colo.
shipped a carload of dairy cattle to
tnai section irom nere xoaay.
Man Accused by Woman Sentenced.
CHEItALIB, Wash., Jan. 24. (Spe
cial.) Forest "Weimer today was sen
tenced to the state penitentiary at
Walla Walla for from one to three
years by Judere Reynolds in the Lewis
Ben Bene Is Exceptional Gymnast ssd
Equilibrist Fair of Miniature
Folk Create Interest.
Plenty of melody, mirth and crisp
dialogue are scattered over the new
bill at the Strand. Ben Beno is de
servedly a top-notcher. He is an ex
ceptional gymnast and equilibrist, per
forming on the trapeze. He "displays
his prowess to the everlasting delight
of his spectators. One daring maneu
ver carried on with a chair, in which
he seats himself and balances dexter
ously on the trazepe bar, is amazing.
A cheering duo are Gilbert and
Bramnik, a talented pair of musicians.
Mr. Gilbert is a wizard with the violin,
playing it in all sorts of moods and
positions and getting all sorts of music
from it. Miss Bramnik is a Ray Sam-
4 uelish gin) with a rare smile and win
ning ways, ene sings ana manes joaes
A miniature pair of folk create in
terest. They are a man and wife,
dwarfs, who sing and dance and ex
change patter. The dwarfess has a
little Spanish solo dance, and the two
offer modern dances of the whirlwind
variety. ' ,
A clever comedy is presented by
Siebert, Lindley and Company. It has
for its theme lunacy assumed for the
purpose of establishing a point of con
tention. A Bluebird film finishes the
bill. It is called "God's Crucible." and
is a powerful dramatic story.
Teutons Admit 'Withdrawal.
BERLIN. Jan. 24. (By wireless to
Sayville.) A withdrawal of Teutonic
fnnp in the rf If ion alon:? the DarAibe
north of Tultcha is announced in -to--
da-j's aiwy headsiuarUrg statement.
The House of Hits
Washington Street at Park
Offers Another Big Winner
The Celebrated Stage Star
and the Beautiful Favorite
In "THE LIBERTINE"
LECTURES WILL BE HEARD
Prunes, Potatoes and Dairies to Be
Discussed in Vancouver Series.
VANCOUVER, 'Wash., Jan. 24 (Spe
cial.) Lectures on prunes, potatoes
and dairies are to be given in Van
cauver for three days, commencing to
morrow morning at 10 o'clock, by Pro
fessor J. N. Price and Professor
Leonard Hegnauer. of the Washington
btate College faculty. The lectures
will be given at the rooms of the
Chamber of Commerce and are free
Thursday has' been designated as
Prune day. when the various Droblems
of the prune growers will bo taken up
and discussed. In the afternoon a con
ference between the growers and the
experts will be held. Friday will be
be Dairymen's day.
In connection with these lectures.
Miss Mary Sutherland will give a
series of lectures on home economics
at the High School each day.
Germans Press Russians Rack.
PETROGRAD, via London, Jan. -
German troops in the Riga region have
succeeded by repeated attacks in
strong force in pressing back the Rus
sian lines about a mile and half bo
tween the Tlrul swamp and the River
Aa send east of Kalnzem, the War Of
fice announced today.
A Greek sponge fisherman's dive to a
depth of 262 feet in the sea is believed
to bo the world's record for a man
unprotected by any sort of diving ap-paratus.
The Soul-Saving Drama Delivered With Sledge -Hammer Blows Lavishly
Praised by the World's Greatest Critics A Wonderful Play
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A Story of the Wiles -of
COMEDYJ HEARST-PATHE NEWS
TODAY TILL SATCRDAY
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