The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, December 01, 1901, PART TWO, Page 10, Image 10

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Lumber Schooner Breaks
Loose From Its Tug.
Vessel 3Iay IJe Lout, for Nothing; Han
Been Seen of It Since Half a Mil
lion Feet of Lnmlicr "Was
on Board.
ASTORIA. Or.. Nov. 30. The tug George
R. Vosburg arrived In port this morning
announcing that she had lost the barge
C. H. "Wheeler last Wednesday evening
oft Cape Blanco. It Is feared that the
four men on hoard are lost. The Vosburg
left Nehalcm November 18 with the barge
C. H. "Wheeler In tow for San Francisco.
Although the barge measures only 300
ton? she had a cargo of 523,000 feet of
lumber aboard.
The second day out a severe gale "was
encountered. Captain Ahnes, of the Vos
burg, put Into Coos Bay and remained
tr-ere until Monday, November 25.
"When the Vosburg and her tow called
Monday from Coos Bay light south winds
were blowing. Oft Cape Blanco strong
southeast winds were encountered, which
at midnight had become a. gale. Tuesday
the gale grew more violent, and a very
high pea was running. "Wednesday the
gale kept -up Us violence, and both ves
sels labored heavily. At 7 P. M. the cable
parted, and 20 minutes later the lights of
the barge were lost from view. At 8
o'clock the tug was got to before the
w ind,' but the barge could not be found.
Thursday at 3 A. M. the steamer headed
Touth. At 6 A. M. the barometer was at
23 Inches, and for two hours the gale blew
a hurricane. Tho bargo could not be
found. Friday morning the gale moder
ated and tho tug made Taquina Head,
where tho captain decided to sail for the
There was about 1000 feet of steel cable
out when it parted, and the break was
short up to the drum of the towing ma
chine. The barge may have filled with
water and turned turtle, but still there Js
a remote chance of her safety. During
the night following tho parting of the
hawser those on board the Vosburg did
not believe that the little tug could out
ride the storm. The tug and the barge,
together with the latters cargo, are
owned by the "Wheeler Xiumber Company,
of Nehalem. The barge and Its cargo
were worth $17,000, on which there was
no insurance.
Schooner "Wins and "Vinjy at Astoria
in J..enlilnj? Condition.
ASTORIA, Nov. 30. The little schooner
Wing and Wing, which was reported off
the Sluslaw several days ago flying dis
tress signals, was towed Into this port
this afternoon by tho lighthouse tender
ilanzanlta. She Is leaking badly, has lost
her jib and her anchor, and her mainsail
and foresail are badly damaged. Other
wise the vessel is uninjured.
The Wing and Wing is commanded by
Captain C. Anderson, and sailed from
San Francisco for Sluslaw, where she ar
rived October 18. A southeast wind pre
vailed, so that Captain Anderson was un
able to sail In, and was forced to beat
about tho mouth of the river for over
three weeks. During that time he ran in
shore nearly every day and hoisted sig
nals, but could get no tug. Three others
vessels were thero at tho time, but what
became of them Captain Anderson does
not know.
When the storm came up the schooner
was driven north and sighted the Co
lumbia three times. She beat back to the
Siu9law November 18, and hoisted sig
nals of distress. Fourteen days ago in a
severe gale the schooner was so badly
Injured that she sprang a leak, and It was
necessary to man the pumps night and
day to keep her afloat The vessel ran
short of water. All the water the crew
has had for nearly three weeks was
rain water caught in buckets. When the
schooner reached port there was but one
bucket of water on board. Affaire
reached such a desperate condition that
Captain Anderson decided this morning to
sail into -tho Columbia, but the southeast
gale drove him close to Peacock Spit,
where he dropped anchor and ran up dis
tress signals. These were seen by Captain
Gregory of the Manzanlta, who was en
route to Willapa Harbor, and he towed
the schooner Into port.
The Wing and Wing Is a vessel of 134
tons, owned by A. M. Simpson, of San
Francisco, and carries a crew of six men.
Her cargo Is uninjured, but she will have
to go to a dj-ydock for repairs. She will
remain here until orders are received from
the owner. .
sea "was rough.
Xangrbanlc Shipped Large Quantities
o'f Water in Sailing Oat.
ASTORIA, Or., Nov. SO. The British
steamship Langbank hoisted signals of
distress Immediately after crossing the
har this afternoon on her way to Eu
rope. Tugs went alongside her and re
mained for soma time before the steamer
proceeded on her way. When the steam
er went-out a high sea was running, and
"her decks filled several times. Her scup
pers were closed, and the big vessel,
weighted down with tho load of water,
struck on the 6and. After getting out
side Captain Rout took soundings in every
compartment, and, finding that no dam
age had been done, signaled "All well"
and stood on his -course.
Astoria Marine News.
ASTORIA, Or., Nov. 30. The Oregon
Pilot Commission held a meetltng last
evening, at which were present President
Martin Foard, Commissioners E. W. Tal
lant and Sylvester Farrell and Secretary
W. T. Chutter. Besides auditing a few
bills, tho only other matter discussed was
the application of Captain R. E. Howes
for a renewal of his license as bar pilot.
This was not done, but another meeting
will be held In a few days to further con
sider the matter.
Tho signal tower which tho Weather
Bureau is to erect at tho foot of Tenth
street, on the water front, arrived today.
It Is of tubular steel, and will be SO feet
In height. During the day flags will be
used to indicat" any change In the weath
er, and at night colored electric lights.
The Lumber Fleet.
The schooner Joseph Russ cleared yes
terday for Honolulu with 365.000 feet of
lumber and 250.000 shingles. The Sequoia
and the Lakme, which cleared Friday,
both went to sea yesterday. Ths Ameri.
can bark Harry Morse, which arrived up
Friday, commenced loading lumber yes
terday. The Guernsey, which is here
under charter to the Faclfic Export Lum
ber Company, will take only a partial
cargo of lumber from Portland, but will
go round to Puget Sound to load flour
and cotton.
Roanoke Aprain Ovcrdne.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 30. There are
indications of renewed anxiety concerning
tho American ship Roanoke, en route from
Norfolk, Va., with a cargo of coal for
this port, and now out 171 days. Reinsur
ance, which had dropped from 25 per cent
to 15 per cent, when news was received
that the vessel had been spoken Septem
ber 25 in the South Pacific, has been ad
vanced to 20 per cent.
Domestic and Foreign Port.
ASTORIA, Nov. SO. Arrived at 11.30 A. M.
and left up at 2:20 P. M. Steamer Chlco. from
San Francisco. Arrived at 11:30 Steamer 13
more. from Tillamook. Sailed at 3 P. M.
German ship Nosala: British rhlp Leyland
Bros., for Queenstown or Falmouth, for orders.
Sailed at 3--J0 P. M. Norwegian steamship
Horda, for Manila: British steamship Lang
bank, for St. Vincent for orders. Sailed at
1 P. II. Steamer Sequoia: steamer Lakme. for
San Francisco. Condition or the bar at P.
M.. rough; tv lnd southeast; weather squally.
San Francisco, Nov. 30. Sailed Steamer
"Washtenaw, for Tacoma. Arrived Steamer
Arctic, from Astoria; steamer Signal, from
Columbia River; ship Santa Clara.
Yokohama, Nov. 20 Arrived previously
Gaelic, from Honolulu for Hong Kong. Sailed
Oopack. for Seattle.
Hong Kong. Nov. 30. Arrlrod previously
Empress of Japan, from Vancouver, via Hono
lulu and Yokohama.
Muroran, Nov. 28. Sailed Oceano, for Port
Totv nsend.
Cherbourg, Nov. 30. Sailed Sonoma, from
Sydney, N. S. W., for San Francisco.
New York, Nov. 30. Arrived Minneapolis,
from London. Sailed Buenos Ayrean, for
Glargow; Campania, for Liverpool; Graf TVal
dcrsee, for Hamburg via Plymouth; Trave, for
Genoa; Rhyndam, for Rotterdam; Astoria, for
Glasgow, Nov. 30. Arrived Pomeranian,
from Montreal.
Llerpool, Nov. 30. Arrived Bovlc, from
New York. Sailed Lucania, for New York.
Antwerp. Nov. 30. Sailed Southwark, for
New York.
Cherbourg, Nov. 30. Salted St. Paul, from
Southampton for New York.
Queenstown, Nov. 30. Arrived Etrurla, from
New York for Liverpool.
Tacoma, Nov. 30. Arrived Steamer Asun-
.-,,. - Wheat.
Clear g date, name, flag, rig, tons, master, destination, shipper bu.
,S Madagascar. Br. bark. 19 Smith. U. K.. f. o., P. F. M. Co.126.052
i2a Ling, Br. str. 2875. Warren. St. Vincent, f. o., Balfour. .198,863
25 Nal, Ger. bark, 2C27, Schulte, U. K., f. o., Kerr 149,901
2 Argus, Br. bark. 1543, Hunter, U. K.. f. o., Balfour S5.S34
,S-5u,mfiesshIre Br- bark, 24S3, Swinton, U. K.. f. o.. Epplager,.149,541
li Poltalloch, Br. bark, 2139, Young, U. K.. f. o ' P. F. M. Co... .140.805
2S Brabloch, Br. ship, 2000, Hawkins, U.K., f. o., Girvln 119,375
-J-SS3-15' Br oark. S227. Grifflths,vU. K.,f. o.. 3IcNear 131,033
13 Hilston, Br. ship, llTJS, Richards, U. K-, f. o., Balfour 115,557
IS Ecuador, Gcr. bark, 2264, Dleckmann. U. K., f. o.. Kerr 134,546
2.u&sex A Br- bar. 3-12. Guthrie, U.K., f. o., Kerr 7,249
2-Glamorganshlro (B), Br. str., 2S30, Davlcs, St. Vincent f. o.,
Balfour 5S.ZK
30 Nantes, Fr. bark, 2029, Rlcordel, U. K.. f. o., P. F. M. Co 115,872
2 Dunbrltton, Br. bark, 147L Tucker, U.K.. f. o.. Balfour 78,183
8-Fahs of Halladale (C), Br. ship, 1377, Fordyce, U. K., f. o.,
McNear 1S757
8 Mabel Rickraers. Ger. ship, 1895, Bandelln, Hamburg. Glrvln.ll6.'l67
8-iSanioena, Br. ship, 1869, Boyce. U. K-. f. o., Kerr 120164
9 St. Donatlen, Fr. bark, 1259, Dejole, U. K., f. o.. Port. Grain
Company F012S
9 L-or-idale, Br. ship, 16S5. Fraser, U. K-, f. o." P. FVii'c'o ... .1G1 '"87
10 Glcnturret, Br. str., 3026, Webster, St. Vincent, f. o., Bal
four '1S1S5
11 East Indian. Br. bark, 1603, Cooth. U. K., f. o., P. F. M.Co!."lG5'600
22 Renee Rickmers, Ger. ship, 1959, Schulze, U. K.. f. o.. Glrvln.121.2a0
ztTOTlta- ffi', Ger- bark 13iSi Thomann, U. K., f. o., Kerr
25 Rlckmer Rickmers, Ger. ship, 1829, Baake, li. K.. f. o.. Bal
four in 2SI
25 Mayfleld, Br. ship, 2176, Roberts, U. Iv.. f. o.. P. F.M "Co131'e63
2-Oirio P. (.12), It. ship.' 1641. Polllo. U.K.. f.'o.f Balfour....? ......
26 Ariitea, Aus str., 220S, Scoponlch, St. Vincent, f. o., Kerr.. 168,556
2S-County of Kinross. Br. ship, 1613, Collins, U. K.. f o . P. F
M. Co SS SI0
30-Werra. Ger. bark, R7. Brunlngs, U. K., f. o"ken.'.'.Y.'.'.Y.Y.'.'.'. 46.'435
fHSy'80"! BrA 6hll- 1Sil Pen-lam. U. K..f. o.. P. F. M. Co 63.715
31-OIarechal Davout, Fr. bark, 1711, Grouhel. (j. K. f. c. Bal-
four 113 220
31 BourbakI, Fr. bark, 1710, Largeout, U.K., f. o., GlrvVn."....."..112'l42
5&a,d7 Isabolla F). Br. ship. 1395. McKlnley, East London.
Balfour 11200
C Leyland Bros., Br: ship, 223S, Bailey, U. K.,:fV o.", P."f."m.
CO " jwj 009
1 Albania, Nor. ship, 1106. Melson. U. K.,f. 0.. Berg........."..." 67'340
S-esala, Ger. ship 1670 Peterson, U. lC.f- o Balfour 10l',571
' i"o, uvi. uun, x -1, .uauu,
12 Crown of India, Br. bark, 1885, Sauter. U. IC. f. o Ke"rr"l07'9S0
32-Barflllan. Br. ship. 210S, Arthur. U. K.. f? o.. Kerr. . 135 517
15 General Melllnet, Fr. bark, 1491. Hclllo. U. Iv.. f. o "port '
Grain Co . " 93 w
5$-!rbornlIcbanK, Br. ship, 1959. aicBride, U. K., f"o""'5)5
2!rkansb:Hlk' Br- ?tr- 296 Rout. st- Vincent, Balfour "..... !
22 Henriette, Ger. bark, 2919, Rasch. U. K., f. o. Glrvin
22 Schwarzenbek, Ger. bark, 1938, Nicolal, U. Iv. f o p"
jl. vu.
23 Cleomene, Br. ship, 1670. Davles, U. K., f.
23-Aminal de Cornuller, "Fr. bark, 1737, Rio,
Grain Co
27 Lamorlclere, Fr. bark, 1471, Christian, U.
A Also iS.42 bushels of barley, valued at 582.950.
B Also 131,616 bushels of barley, valued at JST 278
C Also 110,708 bushels of barley, valued at Jol.OOol
D 93,325 bushels of barley, valued at $SS,070.
E 112,187 bushels of barley, valued at J47.119
F Also 22,593 barrels of flour, valued at $57 500
Sailed the following month.
To San&ancLo Ca 178?
to ?he ofSt8..:::::::::::::::::::: J:l
Total 1,790,176
Flour Bbls.
To the Orient 49.541
To Europe and Africa 22533
To San Francisco .;. 19i369
Total 91,503
Flour reduced to wheat measure.... 411.754
Wheat -as above .1,190,176
Grand total, wheat and flour.... 2,20140
TnBfc B"Eb-
Total barley 4,300
clon, from San Francisco. Sailed British ship
Garsdale, for Queenstown.
New York. Nov. SO. Arrlyed Philadelphia,
from Southampton; Rotterdam, from Rotter
dam. Genoa, Nov. 30. Arrived Hohenzollern, from
New York.
Glasgow, Nov. SO. Arrived Pomeranian,
from Montreal.
LHerjnol. Nov. 30. Arrived Bovlc. from
New York; Potomac, from New York; Sachem,
from Boston.
Yokohama, Nov. CO. Sailed Clavcrlng, for
Now York, Nov: 30. Arrived Potsdam, from
The Humble Life of a Royal Haps,
lrnrg Revealed by a School Fine.
Chicago Record-Herald.
London. If a story which a reporter of
the Dally. Express has unearthed is true,
It discovers a scion of the Illustrious
family of Hapsburg In a fishmonger In
Stoke Newlngton is tho scene. The re
porter scented a romance in tho paltry
fining of a man in the sum of 4 shillings
for not sending his child to the board
school. This man is William Herbert
Brlghtwell, a fishmonger.
Learning that he claimed to have been
born at SL Cloud on December 1, 1867,
and that his mother, the Empress Char
lotte, being Insane, he was brought to
London and abandoned In Hertford Road,
Klngsland, on December 21 of the same
year, the reporter went to Mr. and Mrs.
Brlghtwell, who adopted the child of the
unfortunate Emoress 34 years ago.
"The first part of the story," said
Brlghtwell, Sr., "is perfectly true. Willie
was found In Hertford Road all right, but
I can say little else. The shirt In which
the child was clad was of remarkably
fine quality, and bore some curious marks,
but the workhouse people from whom
we took him and adopted him had care
lessly mislaid It."
Brlghtwell himself Is described as a
very clever fellow. He has gone away
somewhere for the present, but a neigh
bor Is said to have seen photographs of
the man he claims to be his father.
"Some bloomln King," said the man.
"He and the photograph are as like as
two peas in a pod."
All Through. The Rev. Dr. Saintly Bobble,
I don't rco you at Sunday school any more.
Bobble No, sir. There Isn't anything more
for me to learn. The Itcv. rr. Saintly No
more to lecrn! 'What can you mean? Bobbla
(proudly) I've licked every boy In the class.
Town and Country.
India tv as In possession of a steel secret once.
Which Is lost now. This was the inlaylntr wltn
cold of steel blades. In such a manner that the j
strength of the bladeb ros ae$ iopalred nor its
temper spoilt. 1
Three Ships Finished Yesterday, bat
Were Too Late to Clear Port
lands Lh tuber Fleet.
The Norwegian steamship Tiger, the
French bark Louis Pasteur and the Dan
ish bark Prinsesso Marie all completed
their cargoes lest evening, but not in time
to figure with tho November grain fleet.
This prevented the fleet reaching the pro
portions that were expected earlier in the
month, but still leaves a total November
business that has been exceeded but twice
in the history of the port. Tho wheat
shipments alone reached a total of 1,790,
175 bushels, and there was 91,503 barrels
of flour exported during the month, the
total (flour Included) amounting to 2,201,940
bushels. Compared with the same month
in formerv years, these totals are as fol
lows: Year Bushels.
1900 1,592,199
1893 L7G2.076
1898 2.4S5.346
1837 3,125.033
Had the three cargoes mentioned fin
ished in time to clear yesterday, the
$ 77.000 12
119.318 22
5,445 30
? 49.784 6
59.725 IS
S3.O0O 3
? 78,620 16
69.334 17
75,3(6 23
3,914 29
E5.521 30
63,800 4
5 44.565 7
1L260 13
69.700 11
E4.8SS 13
42.500 17
55,000 15
124,376 17
59.000 17
72,750 X6
...... 6
63.4S7 18
72.500 6
34.391 3
49,800 6
25,539 19
35,700 25
64,535 rs
67,000 25
? 6,354 25
102, j00
u. IV., I. O., if. J?. JL
116 47"'
o.. Balfour 9S G15
fr IC, f. o. Port
' 1132-11
K. L o",P."f7SE
1901 1900 1S93
value. Bush. Value. -RurVi T7nl,t
H" 1.057''55 $610,120 1,176.981 J591.2S7
.....:.3.! ... w?
11.036,977 1,069,056 J610.9S4 1,201,601 5705,110
Value. Bbls. Value.
$ 148,623 77.056 5214,912
Bbls. Value.
25.386 5 70,7. (
77.292 214.000
21.872 60.14S
67.503 17,927 4S.402
2L271 55,304
$ 25S.419
116,254 5318,618
Bush. Value.
124,550 5344,925
Bush. Value.
5 25S.419
523443 5318.618
560,475 5344.925
1.036,977 1,063,056 610.9S4 l,20l601 705;il0
51.295,39 1.592.193 5929,602 1,762,07651,050.035
Value. Bush. Value. Bush. Value.
a-sa ?g 533,641 132,762 53,476
S1.550 88,574 5 34,023 122,762 5 60,470
month would have stood second only to
the record-breaking month of November,
1897. Portland's shipments this yaar are
showing" the effect of the poor crop in the
Columbia River counties, while the ship
ments of Puget Sound are showing tho
effect of the enormous crop In the Big
Bend and Clearwater countries, from
which -Portland Is barred. Puget Sound's
grain shipments for November were over
l.SOO.OOO bushels, and she also shipped 150,
000 barrels of flour. Exclusive of the three
vessels which finished yesterday, but did
not clear, the new month will start off
with an even dozen vessels as a nucleus
for the December fleet. The fleet for the
new month will undoubtedly be larger
than that for the month Just ended, out Is
not liable to be a record-breaker.
The shipments from Portland and Puget
Sound for tho first five months of the
current cereal year have amounted to
over 13,000,000 bushels, nearly one-third of
which has gone forward as flour.
Gro-TTlne: Sentiment in the German
BERLIN. Nov. 30. The session of the
Reichstag, so far, has been uninteresting.
With the exception of dueling interpella
tions, the House has been occupied with
discussing the law providing for reform
In the relations "between sailors and their
captains. Introducing more moderate con
ceptions of the rights of labor. The bill,
however, falls to interest the members,
and the debates have taken place to emp
ty benches. The Reichstag will begin
the tariff debate December 2.
The dueling debate attracted the closest
attention, owing to the sensational char
acter of the lnsterburg affair, and showed
that the antl-duelllng sentiment-Is strong
ly growing in the Reichstag. Even tho
Conservatives omitted their usual plea for
military duels. Some quarters express the
view that dueling Is now so fully con
demned la other countries that the end of
it Is near. Less optimistic pedple, howev
er, assert that the speech of the Minister
of War, General von Gosselln, promises
no radical step against dueling, while
Emperor William's energetic action in re
moving the regiment's Colonel meets with
great praise. The papers point out that
His Majesty's decree of 1897 does not go
far enough to prevent duels, and that It
is still posslblo for officers to have duels
under it
American questions attracted the usual
amount of attention this week. While
the action of tho United States on the
Isthmus of Panama Is admitted by fair
minded papers to be in accord with treaty
rights, the Cologne Volks Zeltung makes
it the subject of a sharp attack. It as-
"" uwi mc iucsiuu iu or learnca Dy tne I
isthmian occurrence Is that North Ameri-
cans. In fmlf nt solemn trpfttlrs. will act i
In each case as suits their seltish inter
ests. The paper severely criticises the
United States for prohibiting Colombia
from landing troops at Colon, and says
that, therefore, tho friendly relations be
tween the United States and Colombia is
tho friendship of cat and mouse. The
Cologne Volks Zeltung finally admits the
United States rights under the treaty to
protect Isthmian traffic, "but only if Co
lombia expressly asks for such protection,
which ehe has not done," and the paper
calls the present action "usurpatory." The
Cologne Volks Zeltung also takes offense
at Secretary Hay's recent speech, charac
terizing as "braggadocio" his references
to the United States- "unlimited power
and gigantic military deeds."
The tariff discussion also continues to
be directed at the United States. At a
meeting of the manufacturers of the Co
logne district tho secretary. Herr Stellerr
referred to the threatening American com
petition, adding that It was necessary that
the tariff policy of Germany should take
Into consideration "this overpowering
competition." Ho asserted that the United
States does not want commercial treaties,
since those that had been drawn up re
mained unconfirmed by tho Senate, and
maintained that even the new German tar
iff contains no duties approaching the
United States duties. The secretary also
"We must adopt special measures
against the United States, and must dis
regard tho question of the renewal of the
commercial treaties with other countries.
We must adopt a tariff policy similar to
that of the United States, and must also
denounco the present treaty with the
United States."
Secretary Stellar added that the United
States occupies an unfavorable position
on the tariff question. She has tariff con
troversies with various countries, and
would avoid a tariff war with Germany,
if the latter gives similar tariff treatment
In retaliation.
The anti-Chamberlain excitement is sub
siding. The students of Erlangen and
Strassburg declined to take part In a
demonstration against the British Golonlal
Secretary, taking the ground that his ut
terances were not Important enough to in
jure the German Army.
The government has decided to establish
a bureau of labor statistics, apparently
similar to the one at Washington.
Hauptmann's new drama, 'Der Rothe
Habn," which Is a continuation of "Die
Blber Pelz," had its first performance this
week, at the Deutsche Theater, anct was
a disappointment. The critics admit CiJat
it has some strong points, but say the
work Is not even. The public received the
play coldly.
Exposition Sparkler Man Says He Ik
H. Thomai, of Utah.
Since H. Thomas, of Utah, as he calls
himself, was arrested by Special Police
man Tom Coleman Friday night at the
Exposition building charged with stealing
a diamond stud from Thomas Day, nu
merous victims have called at the police
station stating they also have lost dia
monds. Among these victims are Sheriff
William Frazler and Seld Back. Sheriff
Fraslcr does not know where the thlnf
stele his diamond, but Seld Back thinks
his diamond took wings from him Fri
day night, while he was in an Alblni
car. The prisoner Is a young-looking
map, with a smooth face and a dark
complexion. At first herefused to glvo
his name, after he had vainly offered
money to Coleman for his release, and
It was with considerable reluctance that
he said he was H. Thomas, from Utah.
It Is thought that tho name he has given
Is an assumed one. The police say that
the reason only one diamond was found
in his possession when he was arrested.
Is due to the fact that he very probibly
had had a confederate working In the
crowd, to whom he had swiftly handed
his plunder. Of course, this confederate
has In the meantime disappeared.
Sam Solomon, says that he was riding
on the platform of a Washington-street
trolley-car Friday night, when soma one
pressed an umbrella against his face and
also swiftly unscrewed Solomon's diamond
pin. Jumped among the passing crowd and
Charles Roberts reports that he was
standing In front of the ticket ofllce at the
Exposition building, when someone roush
ly jostled him. A few minutes afterward
he found he had been robbed of his dia
mond. H. G. Reed is another .man who
mourns the loss of his diamond, stolen
from him bv a Ughtftngered thief. Other
men called at the police station stating
they had been robbed of their diamonds,
but they did not leave their names. So
inany mournful tales were told at the
police station yesterday concerning lost
sparklers, that when a new man called,
an official would generally ask: "Well,
have you lost a diamond?"
The thieves have also been operating on
board trains. Dr. James R. Cardwell
was robbed of a 560 diamond pin by two
pickpockets Friday evening in rather an
Interesting fashion. He was riding In
the Southern Pacific train on the West
Side division to Bertha, his home, and
was seated chatting with D. M. C. Gault,
of Hlllsboro, when one of the men rushed
over to his side of the car, and leaned
over him as If to look out of the win
dow. At the same time the pickpocket's
confederate, who was on the seat behind,
leaned over and Jostled him. The men
treated him so roughly that Dr. Cardwell
was a trifle ruffled.
"I say, what are j-ou fellows trying
to d.o?" he called out. brusquely.
At this the men apologised, and went
out of the end of the car.
"Those men treated me Just as If they
were trying to pick my pockets," said
Dr. Caldwell to his friend, after the In
cident was over. Instinctively his hand
went to his diamond pin, and to his
surprise It was gone. He walked to the
end of the train, looking for the men, and
asked the brakeman If any one had left
the train.
"Tes,1' answered the brakeman, "two
men Jumped off while the train was go
ing at full speed."
Dr. Cardwell is confident that he will
be able ta recognize at least one of the
thieves, as they were both vell dressed,
and seemed to be men of means.
Father' Dlnappenrance Revealed
Culprit in the BIrt Tax Frands.
McKeesport, Pa. (Correspondence Phil
adelphia North American.) Because he
raised the assessments of hundreds of
citizens In this city and disgraced his
family, William H. Smith, for 11 years
a trusted delinquent tax collector, has
left his home and has written that his
family will never see him alive again.
When City Controller Hltchens In
formed the members of the school board
that at least 313 taxables had had their
school taxes raised by Duanc Smith, sec
retary of the board, and his father, Wil
liam Smith, it created a sensation. At
the Investigation Duane Smith asked that
his father be exonerated, and he himself
pleaded guilty to the charge. Young Smith
has been secretary of the board for Ave
years. Ills resignation was asked for.
When the matter became public that
the school taxes had been raised, citizens
began to look up their receipts on city
taxes and learned that William Smith, the
collector of both city and school taxes,
had not only been collecting more than
the sum assessed by city assessors on
school tax, but had been charging from
51 to 52 more on city tax.
William Smith had been a deacon In
the Baptist Church for years, and has
an estate worth more than 5100.COO.
Yesterday the son received a letter from
his father, In which he admitted his guilt
to overcharging taxables. He said: "And
you, my poor boy, have been disgraced
and you tried so hard to save me by as
suming all the blame." He said he had
walked to West Newton, 25 miles from
here. He Inclosed J57S worth of checks
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This beautiful golden oak and mahog
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We have other music cabinets for 57.50,
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he had received for taxes, and said when
he reached Baltimore Saturday he would
express a lot of gold he had back to Mc
Keesport. Ho said ho would never return,
and wanted to die.
Today the son received another letter
dated at Connellsvllle. The father said
he was about to take a train for the East.
He sent a list of persons who owed him
rent. He left his property to his wife.
She Is prostrated with grief, and doctors
say she will not be able to stand the
The city books show that Smith is not
a cent short with tho city, but In almost
every case the receipts show that he has
overcharged the taxables from 51 to 52.
Auditors worked on the books night and
day. and find that tho practice of over
charging has been going on for at least
five years. In that time Smith has col-
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After years of patient study, and delv
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well as following modern experiments In
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W. Kidd. 1654 First National Bank build
ing. Fort Wayne, Ind., makes the start
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discovered the elixir of life. That he Is
able with the aid of a mysterious com
pound, known only to himself, produced
as a result of the years he has spent in
searching for this precious life-giving
boon, to cure any and every disease that
is known to the human body. There is
no doubt of the doctor's earnestness In
making his claim, and the remarkable
cures that he Is dally effecting seems to
bear him out very strongly. His theory
which he advances is one of reason and
based on sound experience In a medical
practice of many years. It costs nothing
to try his remarkable "Elixir of Life." as
he calls it. for he sends it free to anyone
who Is a sufferer, in sufficient quantities
to convince of Its ability to cure, so there
Is absolutely no risk to run- Some of
tho cures cited are very remarkable, and
but for reliable witnesses would hardly
be credited. The lame have thrown away
crutches and walked about after two or
three trials of the remedy. The sick,
given 'up by home doctors, have been re
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Carpet & Furniture Co.
For the Coming Week Only.
The largest and most" com
plete stock carried in this city.
We have just received another
carload of these teds. Fifty
patterns to select from.
India Stool In golden oak and mahog
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price, 52; reduced to
Davenports In golden oak and ma
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Mahogany Writing Dsks.
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lected from about 2000 citizens every year.
It will take weeks to discover how much
money was got away with, but it I3 es
timated that he has overcharged to the
amount of at least 515,000. His percent
ages amounted to about 52500 annually.
Some think that the revelations are spite
work on the City Controller's part, and
It is whispered that more sensations will
be sprung this week. Everybody in town
now claims to have been overcharged In
taxes, and City Treasurer Everett will
have to put on clerks to look up the
Helena Concentrator Bnrnctl.
HELENA, Mont, Nov. CO. Fire today
destroyed the Peck-Montana concentrator,
located near this city. The plant was
totally destroyed, entailing a loss of JltO,
000. The Insurance was 570.000. The fire
is supposed to have be'en caused by a
hot Journal. The plant was owned by the
Missouri Power Company and the Helena
Ss Livingston Company. It will be rebuilt.
The average attendance at the New York
public nchools last year was within a fraction
of 400.000.
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"It Is a crime to experiment with the health of the people." says Dr. J.
Henri Kessler, manager of the Old St. Louis Dispensary at Portland. "If
I did not know positively and absolutely that my new home treatment
will cure all diseases of men, even when all other methods of treatment
fail. I would consider I was committing a crime to make such a statement
to the public. Nothing Is so precious to a man as his health nothing so
horrible as an Insane Asylum or the grave. Little Ills, if not promptly
cured, often result In obstinate chronic diseases. I know that my new dis
covery Is the most marvelous treatment ever known, and I Intend to give
Its benefit to the world. I Intend that every man. woman and child who
comes for treatment shall have it. 1 propose to tell the sick, absolutely
free of charge. If they may be restored to perfect health. I would rather
be a benefactor to the sick man than to have the wealth of Croesus."
The above are remarkable words, but those who know Dr. Kessler, and
have tried his treatment, can vouch for thIr absolute truthfulness.
Ho restores the wasted power or sexual manhood.
He also cures to stay cured VARICOCELE, STRICTURE, SYPHILITIC
BLOOD POISON, NERVO-SEXUAL DEBILITY and all associate diseases
and weaknesses of man. To these maladies alone he nas earnestly devoted
25 of the best years of his life. He makes no charge for private consulta
tion, and gives each patient a legal contract In writing to hold for his prom
ise. Is It not worth your while to Investigate a cure that has made life
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Under the treatment pursued before Irrigations were established, six week3 was
deemed the duration of an acute contracted disorder. If It proceeded beyond fix weeks
It was considered to have Kone Into chrcnlc corditlon. From statistics compiled from
our practice In the past nve jears. coseilnR oerfiT,00 cases, v.c can show that 00 per
cent of our patients have recovered In 1 1 days or lcs. It b. therefor" equally proper
to hold that a case not entirely cured within two weeks must he considered a chronic
one, and some complication has arisen for which the patient should see a specialist.
"We Invite free consultation on this subject, and offer an experience of over 20 yenrs
la fact, we can positively assert that we hae never failed to cura In a single lntance'
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