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Honokiki Officials and Ser
vants Attofid to Have leen
After Big Fees.
OR. JORDAN INTERVIEWED
Natural Death of CaIlfors.l. Philan
thropist J s Reasserted ani Soh
satlonal Dcvekpmets Are
Promised i'a Report..
SAX FRANCISCO. Dec. 30. A special to
the Bulletin from Denver says:
The death of the late Mrs. Jane Stan
ford, patroness of Lelaad Stanford. Jr.,
University, was made the basis for a das
tardly plot to -secure big fees fer the
Honolulu officials, according: to Dr. David
Starr Jordan, president of th? university,
who 1b In Denver.
Furthermore. Dr. Jordan Intimates thut
the report that Mrs. Staaferd was .mur
dered was a part of a. plot en the part ot
several of Mrs. Stanford's servants, who
were Jealous ot the favor with which Urs.
Stanford treated Miss Berner, her private
secretary. It Jb hinted that they hoped
by spreading: a rumor that Mrs. Stanford
had been poisoned to Jeopardize the be
quesJL In Mrs. Stanford's will In favor of
Mis Berner. Proceedings may be. taken
against the Honolulu officials for the part
they played la the affair.
"We have established beyond a doubt
that Mrs. Stanford died a. natural death,"
said Dr. Jordan at the Brown Palace Ho
tel this morning. "A posl-pertem exam
ination developed that the aorta had been
Tuptured. This was the result of tatty
degeneration of the heart. The heart Is
now In San Francisco, where It ! being
No Strychnine In Her lloom.
According to Dr. Jordan, no strychnine
was 'found in Mrs. Stanford's room. Re
ports were circulated by the officials In
Honolulu that a large quantity of the
poison had been discovered. Indeed, the
report went so far as to say that a bot
tle containing 609 grains had been found.
But all this. Dr. Jordan declares, has been
Dr. Jordan, with other close friends of
the late Mrs. Stanford, has been quietly
conducting an investigation sin.e licr sud
den death, February 2? last. It las un
covered a startling array of faU, he says,
but none that point to murder. He de
clares that within a few weeks a full re
port of the discoveries ia connection with
the case will be published. He guardedly
Infers that a sensation will occur Exact
ly what they are Dr. Jordan refuses t
Mystery up to the present time en
shrouds net only the death of Mrs. Stan
lord, but also an alleged attempt to take
her life prior to her departure lpr Hono
lulu. January 14. at her mansion In this
cjty, Mrs. Stanford took a dose of bk-ar-"bonate
of soda, which It was suss,
queatly reported contained a virulent poi
son. She became quite III, but the subtle
was not made aware of the nature ot her
indIsK!ltion until later.
Health Seemed Improved.
Recovering from her sickness, MrsBtan
ford In February sailed for Honolulu, ac
companied 'by her companion, Hits Bertha
Berner. Her health seemed to be return
ing, and on the day preceding 'her death
she went for an outing. In the evening
she again took bicarbonate of soda, and a
few hours later she was discovered in
her death agony. She died within a very
short time. While In her last agoay slie
is reported to have said:
"My God. I have been poisoned!"
The death ef Mrs. Stanford under xhe
circumstances created a most profound
sensation throughout the United States
ana especially in California, where she
was so well known because of her endow
ment of the Stanford University and her
hundreds of private benefactions.
An Investigation was conducted in Hono
lulu under the direction of President Jor
dan. Jules Callender and Sergeant Rey
nolds, of this city, detectives. Dr. Hum
phreys and the Honolulu officials con
ducted an inquest, as the result of which
they declared death was due to strych
nine poison, claiming to have found poison
in the organs of the deceased. Dr. Jordan,
upon his return, asserted that death was
due to natural causes.
Servants tinder Suspicion.
Suspicion was directed for a time to
ward several persons who had been in
the employ of Mrs. Stanford. William
Beverley, a discharged Duller, was close
ly questioned. Miss Bertha Berner, Mrs.
Stanford's companion, to whom the will
left a considerable bequest, was called
upon for an explanation, but she could
throw no light on the affair.
The sleuths went Into the first poisoning
affair. Elisabeth Richmond, a discharged
maid, And the Chinese cooks and servants
were subjected to investigation, but In
the end. although many facts of Interest
were brought out. the matter was dropped.
None of the possible motives developed
seemed strong enough to warrant pro
cedure. An alleged friendship between Beverjey,
the bailer, and Miss Berner was dtecaseed
at length. Attorney S. Mountford Wilson,
representing the Stanford estate, and At
torney George Crothers, representing the
Stanford trustees, were very reticent
thceu-hout the affair, and ao full state
ment concerning the ultimate findings of
the investigators was ever made.
Dr. Jordan stuck to his assertion that
Mrs. Stanford's death "ran due to natural
causes. His assertion now that the Hono
lulu officials sought to extort fees In con
nection with the affair will reopen the
atter and develop sensational facts.
TRACTION ENGINE HAS WEB
Aurora Man Invests Hew Style of
AURORA, Or., Dec. 3. (SpeclaU S. J.
"Walker, who lives near this city, has Ye
cently patented a traction engine that he
says will revolutionize the traction
problem. The machine Is something en
tirely new in this line. and. altogether dif
ferent from the principles of the traction
engines new in use. Mr. Walker's engine
develops great power and adapts Itself to
alt conditions, of roads,
The engine is propelled by a strong web
running en the ground from both the
guide Rrid traction wheels, which, the in
ventor claims, gives greater power than
the preset it make of traction engines de
velops. By means of a lever the guide
and XraeUon wheels can be raised or low
ered to conform to all conditions of road
ways, and by the use of the web on the
wheels, bridge can be crossed bv the
fcoaviost engines without injuring the
pt&ftktoff. Mr. Walker Is the la venter and
patentee ef the engine, and, lias letters
fwHy oeVeria his patent ia the United
feato and Canada, He i a practical ma
eMntnt. and has npent many years in per
fecting this Invention. He has already
bn offered a large sum for M patents
by a ntaanfaetwrer who haa aooa "the en-'
-gJae work, but he propona to manufac
ture the engine hhnaaif on a larte soafe
the com year and ctmtrrt th oafaout,
H intend. t build one at Ow' engines
here this Winter and co orertaa! te Colo-
aaeas with It, vWcii wft a, jsoed art t
et and stoow1 wnVnr -woawt MOtMtfbeM ihe
we4e54ojo vratt 'Oasc, ,or It twH peaa oor
somofof the rsugnaet reads hi the UMMni
States on the trip.
The engine a be mnde in any ntae
frow ooe to fectj- hers ape wnr. and run by
either, steam or foti. The hwentlan
in the letter patent is designated m a
LINGERIE VS. SHIN GUARDS
Lady GetsWrong Trunk, Soys Flay
&aae Ik OvoraM.
CORVALLII. Or.. Dec 3.-Secial.)-When
Mi&e Dolll- Howard, who left this
town Thursday ntght reach-as her destina
tion at Imperial, Cal.. today ami opens her
-trunk, nhe will And. It filled with football
suits, ftbinguerds, noeeguards. headgear
and the ether "paraphernalia players wear
at a football game. Two trunks that
looked alike were at the station when she
arrived wjth her friends. Amid the good
byes and 'good wieuee, she claimed and the
baggageman checked the wrong trunk.
The Agricultural College team was com
pelled to play in overalls in their game
with Hhe Albany High School, In Jeffer
son. Requisition for a Hersothief.
' SAL.BM. Or.. Dec (Special.) Gov
ernor Chamberlain nas iesued a reautol
tlon upon the Governor ef Colorado for
the extradition of George Teeters, who
Is wanted n Umatilla County to answer
to a charge of horsestealing. It Is averred
that Teeters was a member of a gang of
horse-thieves who stole horses In Umatil
la and Morrew Counties and brought them
to Clackamas and Multnomah Counties
to sell them. The crime charged was
committed in July. lfH.
CLEAR HiES OFF RECORD
LIST OF M BRI.tXUBVT CORPO
RATIONS GIVEN" GOVERNOR.
A Proclamation. Will Shortly Be I
wned by Chief Kxemtlre Declar
ing; Them Diaaelved.
SALEM. Or., Dec 30,(Speclil.) Secre
tary of State Dunbar today delivered to
Governor Chamberla(n a list of over SW
corporations that have not complied with
the provisions ef the corporation tax law,
and the Governor will soon issue a
proclamation dissolving these concerns.
Most of the companies In the list have al
ready gone -out of existence for alt prac
tical purposes. Perhaps a few still hold
property or have business interests of
such a nature that the managers h.vc not
thought It worth while to pay the license
taxes and preserve the corporate powers,
but the large majority are already de
funct. The principal object in proclaiming
these corporations dissolved is to clear
the records so that It can be easily de
termined what comp&nles are authorized
to transact business and which are not.
The act requiring this action to be taken
was passed by the last Legislature.
Corporations which are dissolved by this
proclamation, but which are still doing
business, may recover their legal stand
ing by paying delinquent fees with in
terest. The list ot companies dissolved
will be published In The Orcgonlan with
in a few -days. As the names of corpora
tions are -sometimes very" similar, the
proclamation will also give the number
borne by the artWes of Incorporation and
any persons jn doubt as to the names can
settle any question by reference to the
There wHl be between XO and 4fcW com
panies authorised to do business In Ore
goo after these -WW have been dissolved.
New companies filed articles of Incorpora
tion this week as fellows':
Portia nd & Southwestern Railroad Com
pany: principal office. Portland. Or.: capi
tal stock, 10Q,W; incorporator. Harrison
G. Piatt, Robert T. Piatt and G. J. Per
kins. Meda Co-operative Creamery Company.
Limited J principal office, Oretown, Or.:
capital stock. JHV99; in corpora, tors. John
Craven, Henry Gage and Alex. Fraaer.
Bewcll Lumber .Company; principal of
fice. Pendleton. Or.; capital stock. 135,000;
Incorporators, William J. Sewell, Thomas
P. Edward and Charles H. Carter.
First State Bank: principal office, Gres
ham. Or.; capital stock. J10.WO; Incorpora
tors, G. W. Kenny. A. Meyers and J. JC
Portland KarWe WorkB; principal office,
Portland. Or.; capital stock, 51: Incor
'porators, Philip Xeu, E. E. Klngsley and
W. S. Ward.
Tabor Nugget Mining Company; princi
pal office. La Grande, Or,; capital stock.
W0,03; Incorporators. G. H. Powers. O.
M. Creelaad, A. W. Hague, W. F. Hen
dricks. K. F. Barrett and B. G, Austin.
St Jons Hotel Company; principal office.
Portland, Or.; capital stock, 121,000; In
corporators, Jeff Nye. e E. Coovert and
Pasteurised Dairy Company; principal
office, Portland, Or.; capital stock. Jll;
Incorporators. J. B. 'Trulllnger, J, L. Pat
ten and X. Trulllnger.
Geble Milling Company; principal office.
Portland, Or.; capital stock; $ie.90; incor
porators, C. W. Miller, H. Dunn and S. H.
Heopner Implement Company: princi
pal, offiee, Heppner. Or.: capital stock,
; Incorporators. Frank Gilliam. R. F.
Hynd, T. W Ayers and S. P. Garrigues.
Sanitarium Food Company: principal of
fice, Portland, Or.; capital stock. JM.CW;
lneerporatera. W. R. Simawnx, J. J.
Knapp and G. E. Tyiwiewlcr.
TEMPERANCE TICKET IS NAMED
Representative Cit liens er Forest
Grove Put Up far Election.
FOREST GROVE. Or.. Dec. S0.-6pe-oial.)
A largely-attended caucus of the
temperance people was held last evening
at Vert's Hall, and a full prohibition tick
et nominated. It is headed by M. Peter
son, the -nominee for Mayor, with J. C.
Clark, recorder: W. S. Hudson, treasurer;
S. P. Starrltt, W. R. Harris. L. L. Hal
ling r. A. G. Hoffman and C. D. Camp
beM. for Ceuncllmen. and J. G. Lennevllle
for City Marshal.
It ia considered a very strong ticket, as
all the nominees are well-known citizens
and business men. and while favorable te
prohibition are also men ef affairs who
will give the-dly an economical and pro
The keynote of the campaign will be
that, as the city charter does not permit
the licensing ef saieens, then the only
escape from present conditions, where
three unlicensed Joints have been run
ning, is te adopt prohibition. It is a very
unsatisfactory condition to all concerned,
Hcense people as weit as prohHnHlons. The
election wiH be held Monday. January S.
Red Men Organised at Canby.
OREGON CITT. Or.. Dec Special)
A large delegation of tke members of
Wacbeno Tribe. No. It, Improved Order of
Red Men, went to Caaby this evening
where tonight they 'organised a new tribe
with, a large charter membership.
Child's Ufa Saved hf Chsmb main's Ceaah
Mrs. John Smrtehardt, of Gera, Mfeu..
tells of the anxious momenta spent over
nor little two-year-old daughter, wbo had
taken a hard ooM. resulting la; croup. Sue
says: "I am satianod that if K nod not
neon for Choasborioin's Cough Remedy
no would have chokes to death. I gavs
this mossoiao rrory ton minute, and an
soon begou to throw up the: phlegm, f
can recommend R.in the hia-naot tamsa. ss
I have anothor' ahtui that wna cured a
the anaae way. Boot by alt it uggisu.
TREATED LIKE DOES
Wyneric 'Sailors Tefl' TerriWe
- TikoHhe Sea.
DECKS AWASH WITH SLUSH
Jamaica Xegroes Employed en Li x lit
ers at Panama Bern $d to Touch
Peon" Supplied Men on
. -4- ' ;
- , Fever-Infected Vessel.
TACOMA. Dec . (Special.) "We wore
treated more like dogs than men," was
the statement today of more than one of
the XV Members of the crew of the Britten
steamer Wynerlc. confined at the Fannie
Paddock Heopita with malarial fever,
when questioned concerning their treat
ment during the disastrous voyage Just
The complaint of the entire crew, almost
without exception, is summed up in the
statement that they, lacked medical at
tention, clean food 'and proper sanitary
precautions. According to the seamen,
they were forced to cat supplies that the
Jamaica wgroes employed on board the
lighters which took lumber off the Wy
aerfc; at .Panama refused to touch. .
Four sailors of the feverstrlckcn
steamer yesterday quit the vessel, it is
aaid. and a. number of those In the hos
pital asoert that they will never return
to the vessel. The sailors, who have a
horror of malarial fever, declare the offi
cers -did not take the necessary precau
tions to ward off the dutease, refusing to
faeed toe advice of physicians.
For five months, nay the sailors, two
?ect of, coal lay on the decks, preventing
the rain and sewage from running off.
The decks were constantly awash with
slush and were not washed down until
the vessel reached Panama, having been
In passage from Japan to Pugct Sound
and down the coast. Part of the coal was
noaked with 'water and was a breeding
place for mosqultos and maggots. The
odor, according to the sailors, was al
most unbearable, and some of the men
were taken s-lck when they were ordered
at Panama to shovel away the coal.
G. Isaksen. a sailor who made the round
trip on the Wyneric. tells the following
"For nine days after we left Panama on
our way to the Sound, an Italian fireman
lay on the deck, ill with malaria. An old
blanket was all the cover given him day
or night. He was given no food and no
nourishment except the little water we
sailors furnished him. until the nintli
day. when he bcamc delirious, singing- and
Khouting at the top of his voice. The
skipper was then called and ordered the
Wyneric back to Acapulco."
WRIT OP REVIEW IS REFUSED
Idaho Supreme Court Acts in Rail
way Equalization Case.
BOISE. Idaho. Dec 30. (Special.)
The Supreme Court refused to Issue a
writ of reviaw In the case brought by
ex-Governor McConnell. asking that
Che action of the State Board of Equal
ization In fixing the valuo of railway
property be reviewed. The cx-Gover-nor
alleged It had not been assessed
its full cash value, acording to statute
He further attacked the constitution
ality of the law.
The Supreme Court holds the con
stitutionality of an act of the Legis
lature cannot be attacked by such pro
ceedings. On the other points It says:
The second question presented,
namely, that the board exceeded Its
Jurisdiction. In that it has assessed the
railroad and telegraph property at less
than Its full cash value, is a question
of fact and not of law. The writ of
reviews is not a remedy for corccting
errors or mistakes of Judgment, nei
ther can It be Invoked for the pur
pose of reviewing the facts upon which
the Inferior tribunal, board or officer
acted, except for the purpose of ascer
taining the one fact of Jurisdiction.
Its province is limited entirely to the
questions of law involved in the mat
ter." Driven Insane- by Drugs.
CONDON. Or.. Dec 30. (Special.)
Dr. D. C Lazier, who has been prac
ticing medicine at this place for sev
eral months past, has been adjudged
Insane, and was taken to Salem for
confinement In the State Insane Asy
lum. Dr. Lazier's case Is one of mental,
aberration, resulting from the use of
opiates. He was committed nbout a
year ago for the affliction, and on his
release came to Condon, where he set
up offices. It was thought that he had
given up his old habits until about a
month ago, when his wife discovered
that he had resumed the use of the
drugs, opium and cocaine. It is said
that heliad built up a good practice
MURDERED FOR HIS CLAIM
BODV OP MINER FOUND l. RAVINE
Search W'w Made for Kebrrt Y
Hooter Whea lie Fulled te
GRASS VALUE Y. Cal.. Dec. 3D. The
mystery surrounding the disappearance of
Rooert Van Heeler, a miner of this place,
waa cloareo' tcxkiy, when his body wts
fott4 In a ravine near hl cabin several
miles southwest of here, with a gunshot
fstound In the back. He waa apparently
mardered and Ma body thrown Into a
Van Hocter . had evidently been dead
over a week. He was working a placer
claim hlmoelf, and his failure to keep an
appointment led his friends to Investigate.
It is generally believed that Van Hoeter
was murdered by ooaoeone who waa anx
ious to get his claim.
AMj SORTS OP BAD MONEY MADE
Seattle Machinist Has rh Extensive
5SATTLB. Dec 3ft. Captain B. W. Bell,
of the 17nltod States secret service, and
two tarts, this morning captured
Herman Wendt. a machinist, in a little
.shack w the southern portion of the city
and soteoa wnai v. declared to be one of
toe most complete counterfeiting outMts
iotmd la this dtotrlct for several year.
The. man ta acceed of manufacturing je
gold pfeeos, stiver dotlara. haK dollars,
dimes and nve-cnt ptecos.
PARDOX IS ASKED FOR YOUXG
?vryiOH Sll Tfccr Kxpeetod Jail
fuManca for Vim wtn Aonlhtnu
rX.LXM Or, Doc. M,-tBcJaL)-GoY
ornoc Cnioaobertnan In in mooSsK. oC a -po-ICtJon
M Cbe poxpdon oC,. Jooepfe Toanag
who. la under sentence MTorre I years a
the 'ponltonUary for ohooUac at Koopar
Van, Dran. who committed snicidt in
Portland' Taunt day-. Young has not yet
been brought to the prison, but is m the
Muhnomah County Jail awaiting the re
sult of hta appaol .to the Supreme .Court.
The petition is signed by a large num
ber of friends of the convicted man and
by six of the trial 'jurors. The latter men
tion the fact tha-the- verdict recom
mended mercy. ajd?y that they antici
pated -a. Jail sentence other than a. term
In the penitentiary. 9 One Juror says he
would not have agreed to a verdct of
gnttty'lf-He had though a prison sentence
would be given.
Survey Rhhs Through Tale.
VALE. Or.. Dec . Special.)-The Ore
gen Short Line surveyors reached Vale
this" week, and are surveying for their
eatem tomtlnus here. Their survey
pasoes east and west through the main
xtreet of Vale runningr M that direction.
The road loading west front here follows
no BuHy Creek, and then on Into the Mal
heur and across to the Harney, Valley
The Vale Sc Malneur Valley Railroad
wW connect with the Oregon Short Line
at Vale, and go on an almost direct line
Eastern Oregon Suffrage Campaign.
VALE. Or.. Dec. 38.-(SpeciaI.) Miss
Mary X. Chase opened up the- campaign
Jn this state on woman's suffrage at the
church here Wednesday. From here she
went to Ontario. She is delegated to cov
er the whole of the Eastern Oregon terri
tory. A precinct committee for campaign
purpose lias been appointed, consisting ot
Mrs. Kerch er as preoMeat and Mlse Ma
ixl .McLaughlin as secretary.
TO MEET AT.
TEACHKRS i END
NORTH YAKIMA SESSION.
E. A Br; an ChM(n I'rraldrat aad O.
" C Whllnejr Srrrcfary for
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. Dec. 3J.
(Special.) The State Educational As
sociation adjourned at noon today.
Belllnghnm was selected as the place
for holding the next meeting, which
will take place at the same time in
1306 as this year. E. A. Bryan, presi
dent of the Washington State College
at Pullman, was elected president; L.
L. Benbo-.v. of Tacoma. School Super
intendent of Pierce County, vice-president;
O. C Whitney, of Tacoma sec
retary; Professor Morgan, of Ellens
burg, treasurer, and H. E. Mather, prin
cipal or the Normal School at BcIIIng
hara a member of the board of trustees.
The association appropriated $100
for the use or the delegation of teach
ers from this state to the National As
sociation convention in California next
Julv. this sum to be used In fitting up
suitable headquarters for the Wash
ington delegation and providing tnem
with badges, etc Heretofore this ap
propriation has amounted to only 550.
but this year it was doubled, as It Is
the Intention to have the Washington
delegation a representative one.
It was also decided to Ty the secre
tary of the association a regular sal
ary hereafter, the amount of It to be
determined later by the board of trus
tee. The naming of the standing com
mittees will be postponed by the pres
ident, until some time In January The
commuters to oe namca nre me ex
ecutive, school lands, salary, ' legis
lative nnd education council revision
Roads Seek to Condemn.
VANXOUVER. "Wash.. Dec. .-(Spe-claL)
The first suit of the Portland & Se
attle Hallway Company for condemnation
of right of way has been filed In the Su
perior Court of this county, and notice
has been given to D. K. Abrams. II. Lewis
Hathaway. Dorothy Duback and the Van
couver National Bank that January 20
the court will be presented with a petition
to condemn the land mentioned for the
purpose of a right of way.
Two suits have been flled by the "Wallula
Pacific or Columbia Valley Company, seek
ing to condemn land for right of way.
George Stapteton. attorney for The com
pany, was In this city yestcrdajr attend
ing to ,matters concerning the interests
ot the company, and. when asked regard
ing the workings of the company, said
"that the fight for territory waa on In
Many suits are expected to be filed by
the different companies during the next
few months asking that the court -fix the
damages caused by using the land for
right or way along the line of tho new
railroad, as from roost of the reports it
seems that most of the owners are hold
ing their land at altogether too high a
figure and must expect the companies to
sue for condemnation.
Closes Iilens on Iand.
TACOMA. Wash.. Dec. .-(Special.)
There was an echo or the old Portland &
Puget Sound Railway yesterday In the Su
perior Court, when 16 suits were filed by
the Northwestern Improvement Company
to foreclose tax Hens against property lo
cated oa the right of way of the defunct
Toad. More than SM lots are Involved In
the suits, and the property Includes prac
tically the entire TlgmTof way of the Port
land fc Pugct Sound between Tacoma and
Parkland. As the Northwestern Improve
ment Company Is an adjunct or the
Northern Pacific, the general supposition
Is that the Northern Paaclfic has seized
the opportunity to foreclose on the land,
aaalnot which It holds delinquent tax cer
tificates, ths closing one posolble point
of entry Into Tacoma. of an opposition
Railroad Is Incorporated.
SALEM. Or.. Dec 20.-Speciai. The
Portland &. Southwestern Railroad Com
pany, which proposes to, build a road from
Scappoooe to Xehalem Bay. has filed arti
cle of Incorporation In the office of Sec
retary ot State Dunbar. The incorporators
are Harrison G. Piatt. Robert T. Piatt
and G. J. Perkins. The capital stock Is
fixed at and the company will
have Its chief place of business In Port
land. The articles also authorize the com
pany to operate steamboats on the .Wil
lamette and Columbia Rivers and on the
Pacific Ocean, and to maintain and oper
ate telegraph and telephone lines.
Says His Wire Was Cruel.
0RB30X CITY. Or.. Dec . (Special.)
altering cruel and Inhuman treatment.
Thomas H. Purdy today filed suit for di
vorce from Ell Purdy. The parties were
married at Battle Creek. Mich., in No
vember, Mel. and be4de the annulment
of matrimonial ties' the division or about
JtW worth of Michigan property Is asked
by the ptalatlff.
President or United Railroads.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec . Patrick Cal
botm was elected prosideat of the United
Railroad at a meetlg of the directors
beM today. Mr. Calhoun auoceods Ar
thur Holland, who has been president
alaoe the ormuttaatloa of the corporattoa.
toond a day ta Salt Lake City, an &a
otfeor la CoJotado Sprt-cs or Doevor. Yo
have thfat privfltmo U your tlekato ro4 via
uw uoawer t anc vrmma. m Colorado's
oar In Uie Wi
CaM upon or wrko W. C KoBcMo.
Third otroot. for awrvkoi-rs.
Happy New Year u 4 : Closed Monday
JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE
- Every Suit, Topcoat, Overcoat and Raincoat in the
x house, including Tuxedo and Full-Dress Suits,
A actually reduced. These fine garments are from
Hart, Schaf fner & Marx
Copyright 1905 by
Hart Schafthcr 6 Marx
Sam'l Rosenblatt & Co.
Corner Third and Morrison Streets
COSe WITH S GUN
San Diago Woman Signs
Check for Large Sum.
BANK REFUSES TO' HONOR
3Irs. Thompson Accuses Doctor She
i .Married a lcttr Ago, .When
She Was Widow of a
SANTA MONICA. Cal.. Dec; -30. Dr.
William R. Thompson, who arrived here
from San Diego on Christmas day, with
his wife, who Is a wealthy woman. Is to
night la JalJ. with a charge of forgery
hanging over him. Tuesday Thompson
visited a bank with a check for $15,0W
which- lie wanted cashed. The check was
isigned by Emma Thompson, his wife, but
the signature was such that the bank
refused to cash It. The check was on the
Merchants Bank of San Diego.
Investigation appeared to show that the
check had been originally for 5S0CO. Mrs.
Thompson alleges that he forced her to
sign It Christmas day at the peril of a
The couple were married at San Diego a
year ago, where Mrs. Thompson lived for
many years, being the widow of Dr.
Hlggs. who left a large estate. Thompson
refuses to talk.
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Eight Brownsville Delegates Sent
and More 3Iay Come.
BROWNSVILLE. Or Dec Sd. (Spe
cial.) The following- citizens have been
appointed by- President Elmore of the
Brownsville Commercial Club to repre
sent Brownsville at the joint meeting of
the Oregon Development "League and
State Press Association to be held on
January 12 and 13:
W. C Coaley, W. D. Wasbburn, Ed
ward Haltoway. C. H. Cable. A. B. Cav
ender, Fi H. Weber. A. C.'Hausman, N.
It Is probable that others will also
Road West From Garfield.
GARFIELD. Wash., Dec 30. (Special.)
Eighteen surveyors, have arrived here
from Seattle and are registered at the
Hotel Carter. The party Is In charge of
K. Kuney of Spokane. In an interview.
Mr.-Xuney said; "We cannot give out any
Information about this matter whatever,
but will say that we shall remain- here 69
days and shall survey directly west from
Garfield. We expect to go Into camp
Monday three miles west of this city."
"It Is 'generally supposed, Mr. Kuney.
that your party are working tor the Mil
waukee & St. Paul Road. How about it?"
"Well, we do not get our checks rrom
that company." was tho answer.
In an Interview with Mr. Carter ot tho
hotel, he said: "I understand on good au
thority that the Milwaukee & Su Paul
Road will be running trains through Gar
field and the Palousc country inside ot
two years." '
Will Build Boat in East.
SEATTLE. Wash., Dec 23. (Special.)
The Pacific Coast Company will prob
ably build Its new steel passenger
(steamer. 4W feet In length, designed for
the pasoenger trade between. Seattle and
San Francisco, en th Atlantic Coast.
The New York Shipbuilding Company not
only underbid the Pacific Coaat firms but
offers to deliver the boat within 11
month. Tho Union Iron Works wanted
IS month, explaining that a six months'
dolay occurs in awtaiar the receipt, of
steel. Morait Brotu oC Seattle, wanted It
mootho after matertabt were rec erred.
Tho Pacific Coaat Comemty belteves bet-
well-known makers as .
We can fit everyone
marked hi plain figures.
$12.50 Suit or Overcoat ; T . . $ 9.50
$15.00 Suit or Overcoat . . $12.50
$18.00 Suit or Overcoat . . $14.50
$20.00 Suit or Overcoat . . $16.75
$25.00 Suit or Overcoat . ; $19.75
$30.00 Suit or Overcoat . . $24.50
$35.00 Tuxedo Suits . . . . $29.50
$40.00 Full-Dress Suits . I . $34.50
ter workmanship Is done by the Pacific
f Coast firms, though satisfied the New
York concern will turn out an excellent
boat. But the experience of the Spreck
els Line, which had to have three of Its
Hawaiian liners thoroughly gone over
on this Coast after their construction in
the East, throws a shadow over the At
lantic Coast concerns. It will require
two months time to get a new boat
around the Horn after its completi.en.
Cargo can be secured to defray operating
expenses, but the time of the trip is lost.
The formal award of contract will be
made bthe board or directors In New
York. A second boat of the same type
will be built as soon as the first Is com
pleted. Cross-Arm MM for Centralis.
CENTRALIA. Wash.. Dec. CO. -(Special.)
The H. H. Martin Lumber Company, ot
Centralis, Is making arrangements at once
to hulld a cross-arm factory i. the mill
In Centralla. Tho company has been suc
cessful In making contracts with the big
telegraph, companies, and will at once
make arrangements to get the new plant
In operation. F. A. Martin, secretary and
treasurer of the company, stated that
they would have a capacity of 1CO.O0O cross
arms ii month. Tills factory will not be
as large as tho one run by the Eustern
Railway & Lumber Company, or Centra
lla. but It will be a valuable adjunct to
There are but six mills In the state of
Washington that have cross-arm con
tracts. They are the Doty Lumber Com
pany, ot Doty: the Walworth & Neville
Companv (two mills), ot Walville and
Port Blakely; H. McCormlck Lumber
Company, of McCormlck: the Eastern
Railway & Lumber Company, or Centra
lla. and the H. H. Martin Lumber Com
pany, or Centralla. These firms practi
cally control the supply In this state.
Aberdeen Contractor Disappears.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Dec. 30. (Special.)
M. Wrightsman. who built the Masonic
Temple, and had the contract ror several
other buildings now In course or comple
tion, has disappeared. leaving his bonds
men. David MacLafferty. M. R. Sherwood
and Fred Taylor, to settle his affairs.
Wrightsman came here shortly after the
big fire of 1903. It Is not known how his
accounts stand, but all the money he re
ceived on buildings has been paid out, and
there an several blocks to finish. His
wife, who remains here, does not know
or her husband's whereabouts. Wrights
man has been away ten days.
Miller Denies His Death.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 30. When F. J.
Miller, a mechanical engineer, arrived at
the Terminus Hotel last night, after a
trip across the Continent, he discovered
hn iA han herfm mistaken for John Au
gust Miller, who committed suicide In the
Fery building on Tnursaay. a teiegram
had beMi sent to Miller's wire. In Dixon,
Tit mmmimlcatlne the ract of his death.
and since his arrival he has kept, the
wires busy trying to correct the mistaxe.
Date for Retrial of Collins.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec SO. When At
fnmv fieorsre D. Collins apceared berore
Judge Lawlor's Department of the Supe
rior Court this morning, the case based
upon the original Indictment was set for
retrial January s. xne arraignment upon
tho ln?!etment found yesterday bv the
grand jury was placed upon the open cal
Bursting: Reservoir Floods Village.
BILLINGS. Mont.. Dec CO. A small res
ervoir, used as a storage for domestic
purposes, near Crow Agency, burst this
afternoon, flooding cellars In the village
and shifting a small house from Its
Sailors Entertained at Concert.
ABERDEEN. Wash.. Dec 20. (Special.)
The Swedish Lutheran congregation to
night entertained at a reception and con
cert all the sailors now sojourning, on
Leaves Money to Convict.
AJWCRDBKN. Wash., Dec 39. (Special.)
AreWbakl Campbell,, who died recently,
left hie estate to two nophews in Ho
qufctwt. oxeept $M4 to a brother, Joseph.
at thte city. Joooph Campbell was some
Urm ago sentenced to Walla Walla, for
up to size 50. Allgopds
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one year for the attempted killing of a,
man. The Supreme Court affirmed the
sentence, and now Campbell says he will
take his case to a still higher court witn
the money at his disposal. The will de
scribes Mr. Campbell as "my unfortunate
Two Will Represent Weston.
T WESTON. Or.. Dec. SO-Thc, .Weston
v.viml.iuai .naaui-lHllUII OI . VYeSlOlt.- Or..
will send as delegates to tlie, meeting to
be held by tho 'Oregon Development
League and Oregon Press Association In
Portland January 1.-13, G. W. Proebste)
and F. F. Humeston.
Fire Burns Postofficc.
CHARLTON. Ia.. Dec. 30. Fire early
today destroyed six tore buildings on
the north side of the square, causing
a loss of 5100,000. The Postofflce and
most of Its contents were burned.
Ninety-five- per cent of all cases or deaf
ness brought to our attention is the result
of chronic catarrh of the throat and mid
dle ear. Tho air passages become clogged
by catarrhal deposits, stopping the action
of the lbratnrv hnneo
Until these deposits are
removed a cure is Impos
sible. The Inner ar can
not be reached by prob
ing or spraying, hence
the Inability of special
ists to always give relier.
That there Is a scientific
cure tor most forms of
deafness and catarrh is
demonstrated every day
by the "Actlna" treat
ment. The vapor cur
rents generated by the
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the Eustachian tubes
into the middle ear. re
moving the catarrhal ob
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bones (hammer, anvil and stirrutf) in the
Inner ear, making them respond to the
slightest vibration of sound. "Atcina"
has seldom failed to stop ringing noises
in the head. We have known people
troubled with this distressing symptom
for years to be completely cured in a
few weeks by this wonderful invention.
"Actlna" also cures la grippe, asthma,
bronchitis, sore throat, weak lungs, colds
and headache and all other troubles that
are directly or indirectly due to' catarrh.
"Actlna" is sent on trial postpaid. Write
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Tarrant Co.. 44 Hudson St.. New York.
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