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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JULY 9, 1905.
Holmes, Government Statis
tician, Is Found
WHOLE. SCHEME EXPOSED
Wilson Shys. JJohrtcs DoctgrtMl -Eig-urcs-
anu" Gnvc "Advance "Infor- "
ination to Van lUpcr, Haas-
WASHINGTON. July S. As the result
of the investigation . by secret service
agents Into the charges made by Richard
Clieatliam, secretary of the Cotton 1'lant
tr.s' Association, that Information had
been given to cotton brokers In New York
by some person or persons in the Bureau
of Statistics of the Department or Agri
culture. Secretary Wilson today mude
public an oitlcial report In which ne
states that Edwin S. Holmes, tne associ
ate statistician, has bi-en guilty of "Jug
gllng' the ottlqial report. The report
It ha been found that Mr. Holmex com
municated advance information to L. C.
Van Riper, a Nw York broker, and M.
Haas, of New York, who, Mr. Van Hijr
said, acted as po-between In conveying In
formation from Holmes to other New York
brokers. Including Theodore Price. Step
hae ben taken by Secretary Wilson to pre
sent any further leakage of the department
tlgures, and an entire reorganization of the
Bureau of Statistics and manner of pre
paring monthly crops has been outlined by
The papers in connection with the in
vestigation were referred to the United
States Attorney for the District of Co
lumbia, and he has reported that in his
opinion a criminal prosecution will not Ho
against Holmes. Holmes has been dls
missed" from the service of the depart
Van Riper Told Whole Story.
According to the report, "Wilson Judd,
of New York, formerly in the employ of
L. C. Van Riper, Induced the latter to tell
of his connection with Holmes, and then
communicated the information to Mr.
Cheatham. Van Riper became the prin
cipal witness in the investigation con
ducted by the Secret Service, and said he
was induced to communicate the fact that
advance information was being given out
by Holmes because he had heard that
Holmes and his associates had Intended
to try to manipulate the June cotton re
port. Using this Information as a founda
tion, the Secret Service agents interviewed
numerous persons who had been men
tloned by Judd and Van Riper, as well
as gathering a mass of correspondence.
including many letters written by Holmes
to Van Riur and others. .
me cnarges uy air. Cheatham were,
backed up with evidence that Information
had been glveri to cotton brokers In New
York by some person or persons employed
In the Bureau of Statistics relative to the
acreage and Condition of the cotton- crop
of the United States, prior to the official
publication of the information, and that
the crop figures hud been tampered with
in the department in the Interest of cer
tain cotton speculators. Holmes is the
only employe of the Government who has
been found to have had any connection
with supplying information to brokers
prior to the publication of the official re
Holmes Proposed Scheme,
After reviewing the charges. Secretary
Wilson gives a summary of the testimony
adduced befor Secret Service agents. Mr.
Van Riper, the New York broker, said he
became acquainted with Holmes in New
York In August. 1901, through a "mutual
friend." According to this testimony.
Holmes told Van Riper he could get in
formation concerning the Government
crop report principally through the report
nf tVi i ...
. ' . ' 1,1
the state agents. an Riper said Holmes
furnished him with Information from time i
to time for several months In advance of
the publication of the off.clal figures, and
that this Information corresponded ex-
octly with the figures afterward published I
in the nfnlnl Prnn n.nrrt
in the official crop reports.
an iuper siau-u mat a .Mr. Haas, or
-ew lork. acted as a go-between for
Holmes and himself, and he was givm
to understand that Haas was securing
Information for Theodore Price, a cotton
broker of New York. The witness juid
he met Haas at the Hotel Waldorf as.-l
was told by him that the report for June.
Iftj, would be 7o per cent on condition
and 12U or 13 per cent on acreage, which
was as high as they eould make it; and
that he was going to see Price, with
whom he would have an Interview, and
wanted to see Van Rlner after he ntt-
Trice: that in about an hour Haas ca'h-J j w"' reirts would be Influ-need in that
on him and said that at the request of j 1 1 was Informed that it wao im-
1 rice he was going to ashington to .see j inwlble to get the condition higher than 7.'.
if they could not get the. percentage a ' i0" rnt and the acreage reduction to show
little higher and the acreage a little small- 1 a, tZ "r J?L PT, crJ' Ux "J"
er to make the renort more bearish Van of nI' they nart ,ripd tn dl- n th' nornnK
Him. tl.ti i , . .V . . . anlof June A wild go-between rejwtcd that he
"-iiw.u ""' omtirti rejiori
Dr. William Walters, Bedford Square,
West London, England, physician In
ordinary to her late Majesty Queen Vic
toria, under date June IS, writes:
I.OMJOX, KtiKlnml. June 18, 100r..
Red ford Square. V.
To the Phyniclnn-ln-f'htcf X-Kadtum Medlcnl Insti
tute. Portland, Oregon, V. S. A. 3Iy IJenr Ilnclor
It afford ine niurh pleaMire to nuliNerlbe tnjr
opinion in the cane of Mr. Dnlrymple IJrll, n mer
chant of our city, who left here lant September, at
in?- ndvlce, vrlth a view of recuperating a very much
run-down coiiHtltutlon with nerloun contributory
cnuneN. The unnntnuuiN opinion of my collcnCTien
here wa that Mr. Ilell wan badly affected with
pmstrle ulcern and llttle hope for hi recovery
wan held out. "Vc ndvlKed a trip around the world
and he, havlnp: friends In British Columbia, Jour
neyed via Suex and the Orient, thence to the old
mother country on your nhorcx. Mr. Ilell, Informs
me he arrived la a very weak condition nt West
minster and wa Immediately placed there under
the care of Dr. Appleby. He Informed me that it
was in Yt'estmlaHtcr he beard of your fnmoun
treatment "Mquld Sunnblne" and left directly for
your city, placing himself under your care during
the month of March, April and well Into the mid
dle of May, leaving Portland on the 20th of thnt
month for London. On hl arrival. Mr. Hell pre-
Hundrcds of Similar Tcstlmo
Allsky Building. Third and
Portland. Or. Telephone
was more bearish than the figures pre
viously given him. and that h took that
to mean that the effort to influence the
report, had succeeded. .
Advised A'aii Riper to Sell.
The letters produced' by Van Riper,
which he alleged were written by Holmes,
were all signed'with the Initial "11."
Most of these letter were for the pur
pose of making appointments with Van
Riper, but the .following note, dated Au
gust 20. 1904. shown the -relationship be
tween Holmes and Van Riper:
If you have bought any of that stuff. ell
It out at oner and ell a much an you can
In addition. We are .going to nhow a very
Ml&ht decline. andBithl In totally unex
pected. It will nd thin"Kffl&wn like fur'.
Other parties will close out tomorrow ana
!olI on Thurt-day. AVhre Ij P: Lad thin
up. It may ko up a little before Friday, but
This letter -was signed with the in-
ItiaJ "Ji." Van Riper testified that, all
pf the letters surrendered were from
tioimes. eariy jui 01 me.c ronuuneu j
iniornwion concerning wie couon rc- 4
port, together with instructions lb 'sell I
'or buy on the markeU nccordlng to ;
ine lniormajipn inrnisnua. ,ami an
them closed "with the admonition to de-
stroy the letter.
The Secret Serv ice agents learned I
that "P. referred to in Holmes let- i
ters. was "F. A. Peckham." of New
!York. -and that the letters signed with
the initial "F" were written by F. A.
Mr. Peckham was interviewed in
New York City, but" refused to give In
formation. Shortly after he came to
Washington ond held a conversation with
Holmes over the telephone. In which he
Inquired whether Holmes intended to re
sign his position, or whether he expected
to be dismissed from the Government
Holmes' Version of Affair.
Holmes said that he. Peckham and Van
Riper all had been on very Intimate terms
socially, and thnt when he had occasion
to visit New York, which was frequently.
his hotel bills hod been paid by Van Riper
or Peckham. Holmes admitted that Peck
ham. Haas and himself were at one time
associated in an adventure in which
Holmes was to have an interest of $GOJ0
as a gift from the other members of the
Subsequently Haas transferred his In
terest to L. C Van Riper, and Van Riper
stated that the company was organized
for the purpose of handling cotron.
Holmes testified that this was true, but
that he was not aware of the nature of
the organization at the time he was given
an Interest In it, and that when he learned
that the object of th company was to
hftndle cotton he withdrew from it.
Holmes stated that he had sold to Van
Riper about February 19. ISfti, a three
fourths interest In some mining property
In Idaho for 113.000, paid In two install
ments in currency.
Secretary "Wilson says there seems to
be every reason to believe from the
report of the Secret Service agents that
Holmes could. have given.upproxlmate
ly correct information anywhere from
one to three Jays in advance of the
publication of the official report.
It was found that -alterations had
been made in the figures of a report
for October 30. 1803, and that these
alterations appeared to be In Holmes
Plan to Preserve Secrecy
According to the new plan outlined
by Secretary Wilson to govern the !
preparation of monthly reports of the
cial field agents and state agents will
report on speculative crops directly to
the Secretary or Acting Secretary of
Agriculture. These reports will re
main healed in the custody of these of
ficers until the day the official report
is to he made, when the agents reports
will be opened and the official report
compiled under strict precautions.
VAX HIPEK DEFENDS HIMSELF
Says He Only Entered Scheme to
Give It Avniy.
NEW YORK. July S. I. C. Van Riper.
whose name was mentioned In Secre-
tary Wilson's report as having received
advance Information on the condition
of the cotton crop, made a public state-
ment today in which he declared he , Leopold jf he would leave America and 11 Is hoped to raise the submarine on Sun
had nothing whatever to do with plans i return t'Q her are lln-ed to have fallen day morning."
of manipulation of the Government crop j JntQ the handj Qf WaUon For vears : Al CiS) 0.clock this-evening the crew
U came to my knowleilKe early In the
vonr. without felicitation on my iart. that
tlan wre Ix-ln Kluld to lnflunee the flK-
wen at thf Oovornmont rrport! on cotton
curing the three months bcslnnlng with Junr.
It wns jlHnnwl Iy ccrtnin lnters. Including
l'los in responsible jsltlns in the liuru
Sp" hL?'!?. tX
head of the Hurcau of Statistic, anil In this
position would have a free hand to furnish
Buch report as wre wanted. I ya also
cognizant or the tact that lloimrs had pre
; vlouMy furnlshwl advance information to eer-
nyl uiivanc iniormatir.n to cer
rrom time to tlm. lut. when
tain broker fro:
their i4ani ror changing the cotton report
figures were exposal to me. I Immediately
conpultwl my attorney regarding the matter.
and uimn hH adi-ice ; ulZ
and kept track of ' Wr 1 In mjm
Having 11 noises' uiiKmran 10 mem, until ine
June report came out.
It whs planned a early as March to use
every effort they could to fTurc figures that
would Ik- as bearish as poible. o as to break
the nrlre of cotton to the low noint where
certain interests could make large profits on
the short Mdn and then load up and nrnke an
nnnnou8 .-oop n the long ride. It was
' understood that in pome exiles Government
had uceeedei in arranging to have the con-
ncntcd himself at my home, and I ( ceafen
he ovrrtnxed iny mnt nnjjulBe expectation. Dr.
Iluuthy, Peluain, Mordnunt and Clarke, the Ren
tlcmen who examined Mr. nell previous to hln
leaving; Knplnnd. nubequnitly examined him and
found him In every respect a well man. No trace
j of the old ulceration under X-Ilay examination
( were found. I write to confcratulatc you upon
J the remarkable wuccesn you have achieved, aad
I bexpenk wonder for itufTcrlBK humanity la that
remarkable curative aRrnt "Liquid SiinBhlne." I nra,
I my dear doctor, fraternally. W. WALTERS, M. D.
I Rectal Trouble and Running Leg Ulcers, 15
Years' Standing, Cured.
Charles Kdwnrds. Walla Walla. Wash., says:
"Fifteen years' suiTerinfr from severe rectal trouble
and URly running ulcers on the lefjs. having spent
thouonndx of dollars to fret cured, lived a year at
Hot Spring and 'hen pet no relief, is enough to
make a ma.i believe nothing will help him. Ai a
last report and rnucn against iny will, I was Induced
by my brot'.er to try Liquid Suawhtae treatment at
the X-Radium Medical Institute. I must say It has
worked a miracle on me. After treating 60 days at
the institute I returned home a well man. Today I
rode 20 miles in Ihe saddle, something I have been
unable to lo in ten year. I can truthfully say
Liquid Sun!hiBe treatment is the most remarkable
remedy on earth. It has cured me nnd my case was
what doctors proclaimed a hopeless one. I cannot
cpeak too highly of this wonderful treatment.
Liquid Sunshine Cures When All Other
nlals and References
Office Hours; 9 A. M. to 12 M.: 1:30 to S P.
M 7 to 8 P. M. Sundays. 11 A. U. to 2 P. M.
dltion figure given 77 or higher and the J
acreage reduction about 11V P" ceat, wnlen j
..i., v. a . - KiHVi nnd enable
them to break the market. I received this
advice, before o'clock, June 3. .and the pub
lic knows what the figures were when the
were announced at noon.
The notoriety attached to thU matter 1 far
from agreeable to me, and I was prswiali
assured by Secretary Wilson that. In bring
ing thLi matter to his attention. I had done
the -department a great ervlc and that ray
name would not be mentioned In any way.
Now that he haw seen fit to publlfh or give
out for publication certain lettera that were
addrwed to him confidentially. I think It
only fair to ak him to give publication to
my entire statement made to him, of which
the above Is a part, but which ha, been omit
ted In newspaper accounts that have been
From what I know of their various conver-
rations and the plana that were laid month J
In advance; I believe that a thorough lnvej-
titration of the Bureau or Statlftle would
xhow that the real acreage reduction was from
IK In r eent. and not 11V.. as announced 1
on June S. 1 would ruggeft that a further
Ftateroent be made trom the Agricultural
Department a to what they xouna y "rs-
tc?. bTJ-b mide-publl I
wnr nol t. waojf ? i
My attorney and others win nacK roe up m
the statement that I -ha nothing to do with J
JpM aJvlc5 and ,n tht hopf of Mat: a great :
public errlce followed the plan as outlined
by my attorney ana at the proper time too .
?'?Ti" r" Xr..T:iZ
LIGHTNING STRIKES TEN
PROSTRATED BV ONE PRODIGIOUS
BOLT AT BROOKLYN.
Great Elm. Under Which Tber Toole
.Shelter la Split and Cruabea
Them, Out None Die.
NEW YORK. July R. Ten persons
were prostrated and rendered uncon
scious todny by a stroke of lightning in
Prospect Park. Brooklyn. The tennis
lawn was crowded with player, when a
sudden thunder storm drove all to
John Leads, his wife and two chlldron.
and James Haithwaite and five members
of his family, sought protection from the ;
rain under a great elm. one of the oldest J
and finest trees In the park. They had
aiCVI UUIIC 9U MUCH A. LPUII DilULA IIIG
tree, splitting the trunk down to the i
roots and hurling those under It to the ',
ground, where they lay motionless and
..." . i
ine accident caused a panic among the j
hundreds of people huddled under other I
trees, and, regardless of the torrents of I
rain, all fled toward the nearest exits !
'from the park. t
Ambulances were soon on the spot and
the injured persons were restored to
consciousness. Some of them were
found to be severely burned and all were
suffering greatly from the effects of the
shock. Two of the Injured were able to
go to their homes, and the others were
taken to hospitals. All of them are ex
pected to recover.
KILLS SUCCESSFUL WOOER
Rejected Chicago Youth Then Com
CHICAGO. July S. (SpeciaL)-Gusy
Walton, of this city, fearing that his
chum was about to desert him In his Ill
health to marry a girl in Sweden, whom
they both loved, murdered Zclmcr Leo
pold -and blew out hta own brains early
today: Jealousy becaunj he had been rc
Jected by the girl, whom Leopold was
about to return to Sweden to marry. Is
said by the police to have prompted the
letters of acceptance in wnich tne bwed-
lsh g,P, wrote that he dId mmato Into
for Gallon, but that she would be Th I"ar-'adcl h" ot bwn lowcd ,nto
Pnti.. !n month for her uldlnr with 1 Prt. but salvage work is proceeding, and
tho tWQ vouthH worked together in Chi-
nn.i nrrunlrd tho nme room. From I
the appearance of the body. Walton shot .
hlf chum while the latter was sleeolng.
ACCUSES DOCTOR OF CRIME
Tennessee .Musician Shoots Him for j
Ruining His Home.
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. July S. (Special.)
A terrible tragedy occurred on the main
street of Dickson. Tenn.. today. In which
Dr. E. W. Reddlngs. the town' lending
"r . m ,. hv T V. Pwler a
. jiuj.-tv j -. ... - ,
musician. Fowler charged Reddlngs with
rumnB his home. The wounded man Is
I , ... , .,, j ,, ....
i critical condition and can lie out
a short time. I-owIer Is believed to be
Insane. The tragedy has caused intense
Dead Cashier, a Defaulter.
HAGERSTOWN. Ind.. July Cash
ier Bowman, of the Hagerstown Na
tional Bunk, who committed suicide on
Ju!y 3, was a defaulter to the extent
of at least $103,000. It developed today.
OF LIFE. THE NEW
ndit PHn II
Shippers Say Freight Commit
tees Are Illegal.
UFTFRW RATES INVOLVED
CO I CniM llH I CO
'ait Associations Which Make Hates
iJCtivccn lJunnio ana ineiuc
Coast Declared Violators of
CHICAGO. July S.-(SpecIal.)-Data Is
being gathered by the various shippers
nsFociatlons in Chicago and St.-LouLs with
a view to concerted attack upon the va
lidity of the Western Trunk Line Com
mittee, the Central Freight Association
and the Transcontinental Freight Bureau.
These organizations are the mediums by
l which rates are made in all the terrltory
west of Pittsburg and Buffalo to the Pa-
cjjjc C6asL u of the Ohio River
to the Mlsslsippi.
In order to avoid coming In conflict with
the anti-trust law. these organizations
never vote to make a certain rate, but
the matter is talked over In general meet
ing and no rate is put In without notice
to the associations. By not agreeing
openly to make a .rate, it Is theoretically
supposed that the Sherman law Is not
violated. The associations nre maintained
upon the ground that It Is impossible to
have uniform rates without discussion and
practical agreement or understanding.
The Receivers and Shippers' Associa
tion,, of Cincinnati, already has attacked
the validity of the Southeastern Associa
tion, and has obtained an ex parte opin
ion from Judge Speer, of the United States
Court at Macon, Ga.. that the organiza
tion is "a transparent scheme to avoid
the anti-trust law." The court further
"The Southeastern Freight Association
Is a combination of common carriers. A
im- for th rallwnv tmnxnortntion of .
I . ., ...
IIOPK OK SAVING FRENCH
SAILORS GIVEN L'P.
Kfrorl to Torr Boat Ashore Fall and
Crriv No Longer Respond
PARIS. July 9. (3 A. M.) All hope of
mvlng the crew of the submarine boat
Farfadet. which sank Inst Thursday
morning a"t the entrance of the port of
Eldl. Abdallnh. Tunis, Is lost, the efforts
made during last night to rflsc the' ves
sel being Ineffective.
.MAY HAISE BOAT TODAY.
Government Admits Plight of Crew
PAR 1 9. July S. The Ministry of Marine
I has Lssued the following bulletin concern-
,nff je sun,narlne boat Farfadcl:
dd nol reply to a signal. Although the
t e n..iMM. u
tt luu null 11 uvviaivf uuv ui outiuft (tivits
. n, nof Wn .,,,.,..
has not been abandoned.'
Families of Crew Despuir..
I BIZERTA. Tunb. July S. Another at-
tempt was made today by the relief ships
uerger and Wilheim to move the sub-
1 marine bait Farfadcl. Most of the en-
tombeI crew have families living here,
and the despair of the wives and children
of the imprisoned men makes a pitiful
agreement will disclose Its machinery, but ! ZVWrl.t "r" -""-".
we fall to discover any express statement j ,J.inc l7, 7 0r"aACOrp"
of its purpose. Its purpose is. however. ' Uon cap,,.aI,?!l at '20.000.000, pays
i plainly enough to nx and control the rates , ,l'lCM wn on uicKey. pres-
, k. t.on.i ... mrf .nil nf it mom. ' ident of the Carnegie Steel Comnans'.
G0LDFIELD LIES IN ASHES ! rLTL!:S T" TT "sKaWfiS:
jTne flrc ,p stm burning In the cotton in i and only one at Colon. Sanitary condl-
..... . v- ! the several compartments of the struc- j tlons have been much Improved by a gen-
Ncvnda Mining Town Burns and No , lure. I j fura,KatIon and th rainy season.
Water Near. I T,le flre waa -discovered In the eastern I which Is now in full force. The quaran
I end of the- great brick structure shortly I tin at La Boca Colonel Gorgas says.
I after midnight, and had already gained ' probably be suspended within ten
GOLDFIELD. New. July a. rwo blocks considerable headway. General alarms
of Goldfleld's business and residence eec- J were sounded, and every- fire apparatus In
tion was totally destroyed by tire late j the city responded. Several thousand peo
thls afternoon. The loss Is estimated at pie watched the flames, the firemen work
EIOO.OiO. The fire originated In the base- ' Ing until overcome by exhaustion. In the
ment of Mrs. Wilson's millinery store i building H.437 bales of cotio nare stored
from a gasoline stove. The flames spread
to R. Romer'n brokerage office and auto-
( Remarkable Lle-Gii
TREATMENT AT THE X
LIQUID, SUNSHINE of K
mobile establishment, which blew up.
A new JW.ofo hdtel being built by
Ro'er 'and other . stockholders lasted
about' 3) minutes. The'NeVada State De
tective Agency and Grand View Hotel,
Just across the street, soon followed.
A light wind blowing away from the
main street was all that saved the town
from total destruction. Tents. were lev
eled as If by whirlwind, houses thrown
out of the way of the flames and the
fire was finally gotten under control.
Hundreds of men are now throwing sand
over the ruins. Many men were burned,
but none fatally.
The following buildings were de
stroyed: San Francisco Bakery. Bon Ton Milliner-
Establishment, the Goldtield Hotel,
the Grand View Hotel, the Nevada De
tective Agency. 'Acadles Assay office. Dr.
Von "Wcdelstcad Vs office, and 0 different
C. S. "Wallace, of Denver, was badly
burned In the shoulder. Andy Fesslers
hands and arms were seriously burned.
Unknown woman's clothes burned off, but
her skin was barely blistered.
The fire could have "been stopped at
the start by a fire extinguisher, but
there was none to be had. and also no
water. The fire service proved most
Ineffective. The insurance Is estimated
. at no.ooo.
OCCUPATIONS OF PITTSBURG MrC
3t .WortU Teas of Millions Assessed
at Only Trlfllapr Samsj oh
PITTSBURG. July 8. (Special.) A
sensation was crented here this even
ing bv the Pittshurc- I.Milir impli
cation of two columns of facts and fig- i
ures about the assessment of Pittsburg t
millionaires. Their "occupation" tax is
attacked. II. C. Frlck. worth possibly '
K0.000.000. pays taxes on "occupation" i
valued at 510.010.
Other figures on the occupation tax
of well-known millionaires are as fol
lows: T. Hart Given, president Farm
ers Deposit National Bank, and one
of the town's wealthiest men. pays on
Ti-ntT r.ZuZ.V nT', V w "
?Hnk mIS,Uner Rb0rt . McAfeo J
.m,uu .i.irj. uui pays taxes on,
i ti .inn nn,i xA.r.iA r n f-pu
on jouoo. and . F. Jones, of
James "V. Friend, a high official In 30 f with the way In which Secretary Taft
corporations, a man who Is said to treated Engineer John F. "Wallace, and
have lost 5S00.000 to Cass I e Chadwick. this Is one of the reasons why the con
and then laughed about It. is down for struction of the Isthmian Canal Is to be
an occupation valued at 2fi00. James ; entrusted to Secretary Root.
H. Lockhart. son of tne late Charles ! "In plain language, several members
Lockhart. of Standard Oil fame, who Is ' of the Cabinet have expressed to Presi
ja!d to be worth 5100.000,000, Is as- j dent Roosevelt their disapproval of the
sessed at a modest 11030.
CLUBMAN TURNS FORGER
"When Note Comes Due He Is Off In
MILWAUKEE. Wis.. July S. (Special.)
Edwin B. Nalss. a general agent of the
New York Life Insurapce Company, and
a well-known clubman, was arrested to
day at a Waukesha County Summer re
sort, on a charge of forgery. Nalss Is
alleged to have forged the signature of
J. T. Hoff. a contractor, to a promissory
nate'-for 55S0, payable to Edwin B. Naisp,
four, months '.after the date of execu.
tion. January IMS.
This note Naiss gave as security for
a loan to George Koch, cashier of the
West Side Bank. The note fell due in
April, when, Mr. Koch was In Europe,
and was presented to Sir. Hoft to pay
by attorney of J. Flebing. In Mr. Koch's
behalf. The note was declared a for
gery by Mr. Hoff.
When Mr. Koch was Informed of the
alleged forgery on his return he endeav
ored to patch up the matter without hav
ing Nais arrested, "but ,Na!ss was appar
ently unable to raise the money.
MISSISSIPPI MILL BURNS
Estimated Loss of $250,000, Fire
MEMPHIS. Tenn.. July S. (Special.)
Fire which Is said to bo still burning has
destroyed one-third of the immense plant
; of the Gulf Compress Company at Merid-
i Ian. Miss., also destroying 5000 bales of
j Insurance on the building amounts to J30-
COO: the estimated Iops Is I25O.0CO.
- RADIUM MEDICAL INSTITUTE
New York press dispatches, speaking of this famous treatment, say: "Liquid
Sunshine as used 'at the X-Radium Medical Institute is reported as being pro
ductive of almost mira'culous cures."
REMARKABLE CANCER CASE CURED BY LIQUID SUNSHINE
Flashed over the wires throughout this continent on June 15, as National news, and telegraphed to the lead
ing newspapers in the world from Xew York, appeared the following press dispatch:
By this new nnd superior
method of treatment at the X
Radlum Institute, this elixir
of life. Just discovered, jrlvcs
vigor to the whole system,
creates new energy, strength
ens the nerves, makes new
blood, bright eyes, a clear
brain, restores the healthy
complexlons of youth and
makes life worth living.
Ladles will find a boon la
Liquid aasblae. It fills out
hollow cheeks, - restores the
curves of beauty to the
senwny neck amd shrunken
busL It makes women healthy,
bcoutlful and nble to be a
wife and mother as well as
the Joy of her family.
Puny Girls aad Sick Chil
dren Are Given Nerr Life aad
FOR OVERWORKED MEX,
surfcrers from nervous proj
tration. or people approacn
Ing old age. there Is nothing
that will benefit them so sure
ly. o quickly, or so perma
nently as Liquid Sunshine.
SHOOTS HIS WIFE
Kansas City Speculator Ends
FIRES AT FLEEING WOMAN
Accused of Appropriating Her For
tune, He Kills Her and Narrowly
Escapes Lynching- Claims
KANSAS CITY. July S. In full view of
20 of their neighbors. John Crane tonight
drove his wife from her home at 1101 Bales
avenue. In this city, and as she was flee
ing Into the street he shot her four times
In the back, killing her Instantly.
A large crowd assembled, and threats
of lynching were freely made, but the
prompt arrival of the police, who took
Crane Into charge, prevented violence.
Mrs. Henrietta Crane, who was 33 years
old, filed a 'divorce suit against Crane last
April, alleging that he had fraudulently
secured possession 0f property of hers
worth J223.00U- She had inherited this
property from a former husband. She
also secured a temporary Injunction pre
venting Crano from disposing of the prop
erty, and secured a restraining order to
keep Crane from visiting her home. This
order was modified so that he could go
home for clothing. His visit tonight was
the first in many months. After his ar
rival there he commenced a discussion
of tne,r busncs affairs. , and in a few
moments the tragedy resulted,
Crane,n ? uta.tc,!nenJ' to he police to-
" " iT .
his wife with un
faithfulness, naming a local gambler. The
alfair has caused a social sensation on
the Bast Side.
TAFT'S ACTION CRITICISED
President, and Cnblcnt Say He Was
Hnrsh "With "Wallace.
CHICAGO. July S. (Special.) A spe-
dl telegram to the Evening Post from
Its Washington correspondent says:
..It l learned nn hlsrh aitthorltv that
treatment accorded to Wallace by Taft
They say Taft did wrong In flying into
a rage and telling Wallace h.c did not
wish to receive any report from the
latter on the canal problem. The view
of these Cabinet members is that, if
Mr. Wallace, .whose reputation as an
engineer is beyond question, found na
tural obstacles to the construction- of
the canal that baffle engineering gener
ally. Mr. Taft might have found It out.
and that he should have accorded Wal
lace the private audience that he sought
and not have required the presence of
Mr. Cromwell, an outsider."
WILL SOOX SAIL FOR PAXAMA
Stevens W His Way to Take Chnrgc
of the Canal.
CHICAGO. July S.-(Special.) John F.
Stevens, appointed Chief Engineer of the
Panama Canal, to succeed John F. Wal
lace, left Chicago this afternoon for
AVashlngton with Theodore P. Shonts.
Mr. Stevens expects to sail for Panama
In a few days.
"I Intend to make my permanent head
quarters In Pannma,'' said Mr. Stevens.
"Of course I will come back to AVash
lngton frequently. I do not know any
thing about the situation on the Isth
mus now. except that we will lose no
time in starting construction. My fam
ily for the present will not accompany
me. In Washington we are to have a
meeting or tne commission, and in not
longer than two days we will he on
our way to Panama, sailing from New
York on one of the Government trans
ports." Killing Off Y'ellou- Fever.
PANAMA. July E. Colonel Gorgas, chief
sanitary officer of the Panama Canal
zone, has informed the Associated Press
days, no more cases of bubonic plague
having occurred there and the whole
place having been thoroughly disinfected.
Training Ship on Great Lakes.
PORTSMOUTH. Va.. July S.-(Special.)
-The United States steamship Fern, for-
REMARKABLE CANCER CUREj
Liquid Sunshine Remedial Agent.
NEW YORK. June 15. A remarkable 1
case of cancer cure has Just come to
light, and is credited to Portland. Or.,
physicians. Mrs. Edgar Babltt. West
Forty-fifth street, has rccenlty returned
from Portland, where she has received
treatment at the X-Radium Medical In
stitute, in that city, during the past
three months. Previous to her Journey
ing Westward, she was advised by em
inent specialists here to have the breast
removed in order that her llfo might be
saved. This she refused absolutely, pre
ferring death to an operation." Mrs .Bab
Itt's case is attracting wide attention
among the medical fraternity, and the
cure is pronounced a remarkable one by
the specialists with whom she consulted
previous to her departure. The treat
ment employed by the doctors at the
X-Rndium Medical Institute, in the case
of Mrs. Babltt was that which is known
as the new elixir of life, "Liquid Sun
shine." Though practically in Its in
fancy. thLi drugless mode of prescrib
ing is superseding all other methods of
treating the sick and Is reported as be
ing productive of almost miraculous
No acid no grit no
waste no spilling no
scratched enamel no
tarnished gold work.
Fins, strong, healthy taeth
and gums and a pure breath
are the reward of Soxodont.
LIQUID, POWDER AND PASTE
merly in custody of. the District of Col
umbia reserves, will leave the Norfolk
navy-yard in about ten days for Duluth,
Minn., by way of the Atlantic Coast. Hud
son River and the Great Lakes. The ves
sel has been secured through the efforts
of Congressman Bemc. of Minnesota. or
the use of the Minnesota naval militia as
a practice vessel on the Great Lakes. It.
Is now being fitted at the Norfolk yard
for the trip.
AGENT LEAVES EQUITABLE
Biggest One in Xcw York Does Xot
NEW YORK. July 8. Archibald C
Haynes. general agent for the Equitable
Life Assurance Society, controlling its
largest and most Important agency, with
headquarters in Broad street. New York,
sent his resignation today to Paul Mor
ton, chairman of the board of directors.
His various offices are In the heart of the
financial district, and he counts among
his customers many noted men. In his
letter of resignation he said in part:
"As I never Intend to use any influence
In the future in the direction of inducing
the public to buy loaded participating pre
miums in any company or society other
than a purely mutual organization, and.
as the commissions on stock nonpartici
pation policies paid by the Equitable are
30 unreasonably small that agents .whd
are perfectly willing .to. work upon mod
erate commission cvul'd not maintain
themselves, and in view of the, mixed
control of the society, I have decided "to
discontinue my active operations for and
with the society on and after December
31, next, and hereby tender my resigna
tion, to take effect from that date, with
out prejudice to any and all claims I may
have against the society under contracts."
Hard Work to Get Third Jury.
MANKATO. Minn.. July S. (Special.)
When court closed this afternoon In
the third trial of Dr. Koch for the mur
der of his business rival, but three
jurors had been secured and, judging
by present Indications, at least one.
week will be necessary to complete the
Frlck's Gift to Fine Arts.
NEW YORK. July S. Henry C. Frick
has donated 5100.0CO to the American Acad
emy of Arts of Rome.
Does not let go of you
when you apply lotions or
liniments. It. simply loosens
its hold for a while. Why?
Because to get rid of it you
must correct the acid con
dition of the blood on which
it, depends. Hood's Sarsa
parilla has cured thousands.
As a Tonic Stimula
tor and Invlgorator It
Has No Equal.
THE X-RADIUM MEDICAL
INSTITUTE is indorsed, pat
ronized and the only institute
recognized by the medical
profession and hospital clin
ics throughout the Pacific
Northwest for the treatment
and cure of Cancer. Consump
tion. Stomach. Liver, Blood
Poisoning. Rheumatism. Par
alytdu. Female Troubles no
matter from what cause. Ca
turrh. Ulcers. Lumps. Deaf
ness. Asthma. Locomotor
Ataxia. Nervous Disorders,
Rupture. Piles. Fistula. Rectal
Diseases. Bladder. Kidney and
XO MISTAKES ARE MADE
IX DIAGNOSING YOUR CASE
and drugging you for months
without knowing what alls
you. The X-Ray looks clear
through your body and at
once locates the cause-
American. German. French
and Scandinavian Specialists
In attendance. Consultation,
freet treatment irithln the
reach of all. Correspondence
solicited. Strictly confidential.
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