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SALEM BOASTS OF FINEST HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING IN OREGON.
A. C. Probert Ran, Bank at
JpLtyton, Or., Short Time.
LEFT BY LIGHT OF MOON
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Se ERCOHmtec Difficulties and
- In Oae State Served Term
1m the Penitentiary
HILLSBORO. O?.. Dec. 36. iSpecS&L)
Relative te the dise.ppe8xa.Hce of Prebert.
the banker -who -la accused- -of marry Ire a
California woman under an assumed
name, S. B. Huston, who h Misted in clos
ing up. the affairs of the Dayton, Or.,
bank, has the following to say on the
"About two years ago a gentlemanly
appearing' fellow came to Yamhill County
with letters of Introduction irotn serae
prominent men In Portland, Introducing
him "as A. C. Probert, and, after confer
ring with different men of means, decided
to start a feenk at Dayton, Or.
"He profeseedto have plenty of money,
and told the people at Dayton whom be
wished associated with him that It wae
immaterial whether they took any par
ticular amount of stock or not, that he
would furnish all the money that was"
needed. All he wanted was their names to
act as directors. .
VHe succeeded in enlisting the co-operation
of several of the leading citizens of
Dayton, and had prepared and signed, ar
ticles of incorporation. He filed one copy
with the clerk of Yamhill County, but
never had any stock subscribed, and never
west any further with hta incorporation.
He had a lot of literature published and
circulated giving the names of several of
the prominent citizens of Dayton as di
rectors. He opened up the bank and
seemed to be doing a fair business.
"By and by an attorney at Forest
Grove received a claim against him from
the East, and with it came something of
a history of the man's transactions -la
Michigan, Wisconsin and Indiana. It
seemed that he had been in the banking
business in all three of theso states and
had gotten Into trouble In each place, and
in -one of them had served a term in the
"As soon as the attorney -began to press
the claim, Probert took alarm and left
Dayton in the night. He made the trip
over to Woodburn and took the morning
train for the south and was never again
heard'of until the press dispatches, a day
or so ago, mentioned his name.
"When he left Dayton the depositors in
the bank began ult,agalnst him, and also
against the men whose names had been
published as directors, seeking to hold
them as partners. At the same time they
attached the bank safe and furniture and
fixtures. When the safe was opened it
was found to contain quite a number of
good notes, which were collected, and
enough realised to pay most of the de
"The persons whom it was nought to
hold as partners made a vigorous defense,
and, as It appeared that there woald prac
tically "be enough to pay the depositors
arising out of the property attached, the
plaintiffs took a non-suit as to the alleged
partners, and did not press thn matter
further. The loss of the people ot Yam
Mil County was not very great, ax.i Jt Is
not believed that" Mr. Probert curled
away" very much money "when he lefv.;j'
JfEW DEPOT FOR ALL THE LINES
Seattle Merchants Make Demand on
SEATTLE Wash.. Dec 36. (Special.)
A committee representing all the
commercial bodies in the city today de
manded of the city officials that they
require the St. Paul and the North
Coast Raiiroaas to come to an agree
ment with the Hill lines for the use
of the hew Great "Northern passenger
depot and local freight terminals ad
joining those of the Hill roads. It Is
pointed out by the committee that if
the St Paul and North Coast establish
the freight depots they threaten to
build It will mean a teaming propo
sltion of two or three miles. This
is an added burden upon distributing
According to I. H. Jennings, of the
Merchants' Association, the Hill sys
tems have agreed to give favorable
terms to the new roads for the use
of the Union passenger depot. The
Hill ones have also urged that they
locate freight depots adjoining those
of the Great Northern and TCorthern
Pacific. These are located just south
of King street In the heart of what
will ultimately be the big distributing
center of the city.
As It Is, these freight depots lie in
the extreme northern portion of the
tidelands and adjoin the present
wholesale district. The St. Paul's
freight depots adjoin those of the Hill
lines, but the North Coast has not
purchased lands. The commercial bod
les demand that the Council force
the new lines to an agreement -with
the -Hill systems.
TOBACCO IN THE OKANOGAN
Experiments Sltow Weed Cam Be
liaised in Metliow Valley.
SEATTLB, Wash., Dec 3s. (Special.)
Bertram Holmes wltt put la a tobacco
crop in Methow Valley, Okanogan County,
during the next season, raising the finer
grades of tebaooo hitherto grown exclu
sively in Virginia.
Mr. Holmes, now in Seattle, says ex
perlraenta have been conducted success
fully by Okanogan County farmers with
the tobacco plant, and that the Methow
Valley has been found to grow the weed
as well as any of the Southern states
Heretofore the plant has been raised as an
experiment, but the succes will lead to
a general cultivation of tobacco, with a
promise of figuring materially in the
"WHY BRADY IS UNDER COVER
Republican Committeeman Is Cor
troller of Democratic Paper.
BOISE, Ida., Dec. 39. (Special.) la the
Sheridan-Brady ease, involving control of
the Capital "News, the political aspects of
the matter were gone, into at much length
today, J. H. Brady was on the stand
much of the time, and narrated the dr-
eumstanees surrounding the.loan of
te the paper, ;bte testimony varying bat
Httle ;fra that of Fisher and D Arcy. He
exptatoed .that he desired te have his
identification, with the paper kept secret.
as he .did not think it wise -tot have it
known that the chairman of the KepubM
can State Committee was controlling
Mr. Brady -further explained that he
was iamisnoed to ..make the Jean by the
iaet 'that the Capital News pursued
oeuwo friendly to -the yepwbMowt party
in the' eampatgn- He had approved its
p pit sr. at the time, and told D'Arcy
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NEW SW.OM STRUCTURE AND HISTORIC SCIIOOLHOUSE Or PIONEER DAYS.
SALEM. Or. Dec. 30 (Special) Salem's new S50.000 blub school building -will be formally dedicated Monday evening. January 1- on which occasion Super
intendent or Public Instruction J. JL Ackcrman will deliver the principal add mm. All day January 1 the building w.111 be open to visitors and member of the
School Board will be on hand show visitors through the building- and answer question.
The utructura Is of a fine qualitr of brick, three stories high, with a basement, and has 10 commodlou classroom with a eatlns capacity of 40 stu
dents each, or a ttal of CC There Is aleo a large assembly-room with a seating capacity of 1000. Kalem now claims to have the best hlsh school building in
the state and In cne more year will have It paid for. The new structure Is MtHated on the site of the old Central school bulldlnc on Union street. .The old
wooden structure was erected In 183" by Jonathan O'Oonald. a pioneer carpenter, who built many of the reldencrs and business houses In the earlr day of Salem.
Mr. O'lKmald still resides in Salem and works at his trade. In the old bulldlnc all the children of. Salem pioneers received their elementary education. Ex-Gav-crnor
Geer, Consrrssraan Williamson. State- Treasurer Moore. P. II. D'Arcy. C. B. II 00 res and Senator E. M. Crolsan are anion the many prominent men whose
names are found on the old registers. The old building- Is now standing on a corner of the grounds, but will be sold and moved away.
There were several other witnesses
on the stand, and the taking of evidence
closed at 6 o'clock.
PACIFIC COAST DEAD.
Theresa K. Brown.
EUGENE. Or.. Doc. 30. (Special.)
Theresa Elisabeth, wife of W. E. Brown.
president of the Eugene Loan & Savings
Bank, died at her home yesterday alter a
lingering illness. She yrzs born In Rich-
mondvlllc., Schoharie county. ?s. 1., icp-
tember 25, 155, and moxed to Hopkinton.
Iowa, in April, 1556. After her marriage.
es May 16, ISm. she lived in Hopkinton
until IMS, when tho amily made their
homo In Manchester. Iowa. She lias been
a resident of Eugene since October, 1ESS.
when her family moved to Oregon to
make their new home. Besides her hus
band there survives a son, Willis AVar-
er Brown; a brother. W. O. "Warnor, and
her lather, e. IL Warner.
Miss BlKncli Emerson.
THE DALLES. Or Dec. SO. (Special.)
Miss Blanch Emerson." only daughter of
Mrs. Hannah Emerson, died at her home
in this city of consumption. Miss Emer
son was born at WaJdron, "Wheeler Coun
ty. July 6, 1863, and had spent her life in
Eastern Oregon. She was a graduate of
The Dalles High School and had held a
responsible position in the office of her
uncle. Hon. Franklin Menefce. for two
years before Illness incapacitated her. Be
sides her mother, she leaves one cromer.
Roy Emerson, of jthls city.
Eliam Small Morris.
M'MIXNVILLE. Or.. Dec 30. Eliam
Small Morris, a pioneer of 1B5L died at his
home near North Yamhill. December 23.
Mr. Morris was born In Pennsylvania In
1S11. He crossed the plains with his wire
and five children in 1S5L and in the fol
lowing year moved near to North Yamhill.
where he has resided continuously for the
past 53 years. He left a wife, aged S3
years, and ten children.
Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Dec 30. Mrs.
Elizabeth Wilson, wife of County Attor
ney Lester S. Wilson, died in this city
this morning, following a lingering illnesa
from Bright's disease. The deceased was
35 years of age, and was a native of Phil
adelphia. She came to Walla Walla about
12 years ago, with her husband. She was
very prominent In literary and women
SCORN IDE MURDEROUS
STBWART TRIES TO SHOOT
WeKB He Met Is Alaska Beats Him
Up Badly, With Aid of
SEATTLE, Dec. 30. Earl Stewart, a
recent arrival from Fairbanks, Alaska,
fired several shots at Hilda Davis, a
variety actress and one at Frank
Thomas, who was with her this after
noon, In a room in the Detroit Hotel.
His. aim was poor and before the police
arrived "he was badly beaten by Thomas
and the woman.
Stewart met Miss Davis in Fairbanks
last Summer and fell in love with her
and came to Seattle in the Fall on the
same boat. She would have nothing to
do with him and the attempted shoot
ing today is the result of pique and
jealeusy. Stewart is In jail.
Practicing Witltoal a Llcens-c.
CONDON, Or., Dec. , 30. (Special.)
J. O. Shelde has been arrested at May
vllle on & charge of practicing medi
cine without a licence. It is under
stood that both 9heldo and his wife
are practicing: medicine at Mayvllle
without a Hceae. They are recent ar
rivals to Gilliam County, having come
here about six months age.
Beavorto Orange JStectten.
BEAVSRTON, Or. Dec. . (Spe
clal.) Butte Oraae hld a vary i
toroetlag: meeting at TlgardYlUe lat
Saturday, followed by hr bttereeti
addreee by the wwtfcy -4te waster. B.
G. Dewdy. Of fleers were elected for
jtite yr 3kMa CttrftewM jb
SUIT ON BOUNDARY
Commissioners-Are to Take
Testimony in Controversy.
AGREEMENT IS REACHED
DocHiuentKry Evidence From Oregon
and Washington Will Be For
warded lo Supreme Court
Willi State Arguments.
OLYMPIA, Wash., Dec. . fSpecia
The Attorneys-General of Oren and
Washington have reached an agreement
in the boundary suit affecting tho Ash
ing grounds at the mouth of the Colum
bia, by the terms of which Hi State of
Washington will select one commissioner
and the State of Oregon another commis
sioner, to take evidence In the contro
versy. The complaint of the Sta'e of Washing
ton was served some time aso on the Attorney-General
of Oregdli. and the lottcr
will file his answer within a few days.
The case will not be filed In the Supreme
Court at Washington until both complaint
and answer are prepared and served, and
when filed will be accompanied by a stip
ulation providing, as above related, for a
commission to take and receive testimony.
It Is expected that the cas will be filed
in Washington City in January.
The places where testimony will be
taken will probably be Ilwaco and Olyro
pla. Wash.: Portland. Astoria and Salem.
Or. The testimony will consist largely of
documentary evidence, such as early
charts and Government records, tho tes
timony of engineers, and possibly of pio
neers who were familiar with the location
of the channels at the time of the estab
FROM SECOND OREGON
W. J. Larhaer. t Bker Cky.
BAKER CITT, Or,t Dec (See
dat) William J. Lachncr. candidate
for Coegrees from the Second Dis
trict on the Republican ticket, it a
native-born Eaatera Oregonlan. His
parents came to Orrron by way of
Panama, ia the early daya aad settled
arst la Oregon City aad later la
Canyon City. Great County, in which
place William J. i born. He has
been Meatlsed with the Republican
party for masy years, belagr county
chalnaea for four years, and is at
present a member ot the Cosicres
stoaal cofaialttse. Re I a graduate
ef the law pariseat of Aas Arber
Uaiversity. ftnfafet ha ISM !a the
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It has been agreed that nil testimony
shall be In by August 1, but it Is likely
that the work will be accomplished even
earlier. This will enable the Attorneys
General for the two states to have print
ed all the testimony and prepare their ar
guments for submission to the United
Suites Supreme Court in the October term
of court. A decision will be handed down
probably In December. 150b.
The commission taking the testimony
does not act In the capacity of a court,
but will simply, put the witnesses under
oath, he present during the taking of tes
timony and certify as to the correctsifis
or the printed transcript. The selection
for this state will be made by the Attorney-General,
and the commissioner will
undoubtedly be a notary public and oroh
ably a lawyer.
SNOW FALLS IX SOUTHWEST
Eastern Oregon Farmers Welcome
Blanket for Wheat.
CONDON. Or., Dec 30. (SpccIaL) Snow
has heen fall In v vMtenliv nnrl trwlai- hut
o iittir, tht it wilt h nut- .w i t '
. . "T , 1 Seattle Athletic Club football game In
wheat crop In this county. There has . Portland New Year's day. He will prob
bcen no snow of any consequence this ' ably accept.
mtfx, ana late-sown wheat has not yet I
come up. and will not unless a good deep !
snow falls, or the weather turns off warm
for a week or ten days.
SEATTLE. Dec A driving rain
turned to snow this morning, when the
wind shifted from the south to the north.
The wind from the south reached a ve
locity of 3) miles an hour. No damage
SPO.KANE. Wash.. Dec 30. A light,
gentle snow Ik falling here today. The
wind Is light but fresh, and temperature
a little above the normal for this time of
TACOMA. Dec. 30. The weather today
is rainy and cool, and with a slight trace
of snow this morning.
Buys Kailroad Tax Certificates.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. Dec 30.
(Special.) Frank Williams, a Toppenlsh
merchant, today paid the County Treas
urer 137.000 for tax certificates covering
the Northern Pacific right of way In
Yakima County, on which 1301 taxes are
delinquent. The company has refused to
pay Its taxes on the ground that the as
sessment was too high.
UNIQUE CHRISTHAJt WEDDING
Frank L. Sterllax I the 36th Happy
Brideicroem Who liaa Faced
CENTERVTLLE. Wash., Dec. 30.
(Special.) A very unique wedding
took place near here Christmas day,
-when Frank L. Sterling-, aged; 57. be
came the husband of hla mother-in-law,
Mrs. Martha McClaln. aged 77.
The gran il daughter, aged 47. acted as
bridesmaid, while a youthful bachelor
of SO was best man.
The officiating minister was our vet
eran blacksmith L. Clunton, who
served through (he Rebellion as pri
vate horseshoer and counsellor to Gen
eral Lee. This list wedding makes the
reverend gentleman's record an even
200, of which number, he proudly as
serts, none have yet been divorced.
War Dance New Year's Day.
PENDLETON. Or.. Dec 38. On the
afternoon and evening- of New Year's day
a big wardance will bo held by the In
dians on the II math la Reservation. Prep
arations for the occasion are now being
made by the Indiana. The dance will be
held in Chief No Shirt's big tepee, and
about MX) Indians are expected to take
part. Visitors will be allowed, and Harold
A. Loriag, ef the Indian Service, who Is
here for the purpose ef collecting- songs of
tae laaiaas, win ae present.
Freight Agent for Portland.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec X Wilder Col
by, who for several years has been repre
sentative ia this city of the Great North
ern 'Rattread, he beest entered to Poct
hutd t AM the position o freight co
iraeteag agent hi that city. He wHI uc-
ceed there Hamilton Campbell, who has
been transferred to Belllngham. as the
Great Northern commercial agent.
Paul Shoup, who represents the Harri
man freight Interests In Portland. Is In
this city on a visit. He expects to leave
tonight for the north. J
Kailroad Files Yearly Ucport..
OLYMPLV. Wash.. Dee. 20. The Colum
bia & Pugct Sound Railroad Company, of
Seattle, has tiled Its annual detailed re
port with the Washington Railroad Com
mission, being the first transportation
company to comply with the new law
The report is for the year ending June 30.
1503, and shows many Interesting features.
The company has 210 employes, whose an
nual salaries aggregated J132, 53X33, or an
average of n day. Tho general offi
cers of tho company get an average of
$2S a day. or less than the englnemcn,
who receive J3.ft3; the conductors.
the machinists. fZil; or telegraph opera
Dick Smith Asked to Itcferec.
ASTORIA. Or.. Dec. SO. (Special.)
Richard S. (Dick) Smith, of this city, has
cn requested to referee the Multnomah
RUSSIAN CHURCH TO JOIN
Plan for Federation With American
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 30. The Rus
sian Church of North America haa been
taking a deep Interest In the Protestant
Episcopal movement toward church fed
eration. To obtain an expression from
the Russian synod on the question of
union. Archbishop Tikhon, of the Ortho
dox Catholic Eastern Church, who 'until
last Summer was established In San
Francisco, conferred with that body In
St. Petersburg as to the part the church
here might take. As a result of the in
quiry, a committee was appointed by the
synod to Investigate, first, the American
Book of Common Prayer.
The finding of the Russian committee
was extremely conservative, disagreeing
on many forms and expressions, which
were not in strict agreement with the
teachings of the Russian Church.
In the hope of still bringing about closer
relations with the American Church, the
Russian synod will appoint a committee
of Its clergy to meet a similar committee
of Protestant Episcopal churchmen to' ob
tain a clearer Interpretation of the prayer
DEAD AT FOOT OF CLIFF
Telegraph Hill Woman Went Out for
Visit After Dark.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec 30. The un
conscious form of Mrs. George Daniel
was found this morning at the foot
of Telegraph Hill cliff that overlooks
Mrs. Daniel left her home last night
about 9 o'clock, without hat or wrap,
to go to the house of a neighbor.
When she did not return her husband,
who is an agent for a music publishing-
concern, became greatly alarmed.
Later, he searched the neighborhood,
but could find no trace of his missing
He sat up all night awaiting the
dawn, when he found Mrs. Daniel, ap
parently dead, several hundred feet be
low the site of their home.
3IcCormack Buys Into the Star.
CHICAGO. Dec 3. The Chicago Even-
Ins: Post today will say that Alexander A.
McCormack. editor and publisher of the
Evening Post, has bought an Interest in
the Star League, which publishes the In
dianapolis Star, the Terre Haute Star and
the M uncle Star, and that he will imme
diately become the editor and publisher
of those papers, succeeding John C Shaf
fer as president of the company.
Tinplate Trust Has Xcw Head.
NEW YORK. Dec 30. Charles Bray,
first vice-president of tae American
Sheet dc Tinplate Company, has been
appointed president in the place of
John A. Topping; .who has resigned te
become the active head of the Ten
nessee Coal & Iron and the Republic
Iron & Steel properties.
Blessings ever watt on virtuous
dectft. and though a. tote, a swre reward
tho situation suggests asking. What is the
root of the evil? It is. Is It not. because
the American people have set their hearts
overmuch on the attainment of great
wealth at a sacrifice of everything else
that Is human and salutary? It cannot
be repeated too often that riches and hap
piness are not and never will be synony
mous. .If tho number of Very rich happy men
in this country were known, the knowl
edge would be startling to say the least.
For the amassing of great wealth almost
Invariably narrows the outlook and dead
ens the capacity for ordinary human en
joyment. Wealth Is taken, one must con
clude, too seriously by Americans as a
But. returning to the recent exposures
that have profoundly shaken tho country
from end to end. the great fault has been
that good men have given their names
to diverse projects without Intending to
guard them by close attention to the du
ties Involved when their names are so
given. Many good men have received a
needed lesson of late, and our commer- ,
cls.1 and financial Institutions will havo
more difficulty than heretofore In getting
respectable, conscientious gentlemen to
act as dummy directors, and, not. seldom,
as decoy ducks.
Tribute to Grovcr Clovcland.
One of the greatest tributes paiil to
a private citizen was rendered to cx
Presldent Grover Cleveland when he was
chosen as trustee of th Equitable Life As
surance Society. There was a- consensus
of opinion that his name of all names
would carry assurance In all parts of the
country to the policy-holders of the Equit
able that their Interests would be at once
faithfully and capably guarded; that the
institution was to be In the hands of a
man Incapable of being falso to any duty
Polonlus advised his son to study char
acter. Grover Cleveland has character
the precious Jewel of spotless reputation,
worth all else in the world. It Is a reas
suring sign, let It be added, when there
are still capable, honest men of high
stature to fall back upon in time of ne
cessity. Ot such men there is no lack In
this country, and it Is such characters
upon which the stability ot the republic
I would say also that we have a special
cause for thankfulness In that the history
of these United State? shows that in au
emergencies there has existed, and exists,
a class of men capable of meeting them.
There are some unprincipled factors In
every direction, men whose only regard is
their own private gam at tne expense 01
their own character, but It nas oeen my
observation that the majority of our busi
ness, professional and financial leaders
are honest men. democracy is jiauuw
in and by them.
liaborers Preserve Nation.
There le cause for congratulation, as wo
pass this milestone of our progress as a
Nation, in the large number of young
men who are earnlug their way through.
college as the peers or . tnetr weaiinier
school-fellows. No one who has carefully
observed the usual effect of the heritage
of mUliondom uoon the sons of million
aires can avoid concurring In the belief
that it I neither to the rich nor to Uie
richly Influential that human society has
to look for its preservation and Improve
ment, but to those who are compelled to
labor that they may live, and thus make
a proper return for what they receive as
working bees, not orones, in me social
Not from the palace or castle, not from
the mansion and villa, but from the cot-
tane have come, or can come, the needed,
leaders of our race, under whose guidance
It is to ascend.
And now looking abroad: The greatest
cause for congratulation arises from the
alliance between Great Britain and
France hitherto foes, who now discover
that there .Is nothing antagonistic between
them; that they are complementary to
each other. For a hundred years they
have been Implacable foes, mostly active,
always passive, foes. Today they are
allies and friends. This change Is to be
productive of much benefit in the coun
cils of Europe for the promotion of peace.
Revolution In Russia.
At present the deplorable revolutionary.
state ot Russia Is attracting attention.
And It Is indeed serious, but In the nature
of things transitory; Disorder Is always
ot short duration. In one respect it Is a
cheering sign, a handwriting on the wall.
For It proves that tho people of Dark
Rusria are beginning to feel the divine
discontentment which lies at the root of
all progress. They feel, or seem to feel,
more than ever In the past that they are
men, and. a? such, are entitled to a voice'
In the management of their country.
Will the autocracy be overthrown?
Opinions may differ, but there Is nothing
thus far that would lead to such a con
clusion. Certainly the Russian monarchy
will be limited, but the country Is not yet
ripe for a government solely by the peo
ple. Meanwhite everything, every up
heaval and sporadic revolt. Is working for-
good. Rue(a may- be expected to make a
notable advance as a result, and that very
soon We are soon going to see a Bright
er Russia vice the Darker Russia of the
present and past;
Itetuming bow to our own country: In
material t hi age, we are extraordinarily
iion irh r i nruiruui
UI.miL.Ull. U IIL.IIL.il 1
blessed. The last report of the Secretary
of Agriculture reads like a fairy tale.
Fortunatus with a cornucopia The earth.
over which the Stars and Stripes wavo
yielded more than 56,000,000.000 of wealth.
the corn crop alone 51,100,000,000.
The world never had; nor has It anything-
now. that can be compared with the Re
public as a wealth producer. Manufac
turing Interests are enjoying an almost
unprecedented boom. There Is a scarcity
of labor In many places, and those at work
are enjoying the highest wages paid in the
world. In fact, the United States has
never, within the memory of men now
living, been so prosperous It is at tho
zenith of Its prosperity, the South as well
as the North.
Our country Is to be congratulated espe
cially upon its President and its Secretary
of the Navy seeing at last that It would
be folly," a wasteful piece of extrava
gance, to build more warships, which in
all probability would never fire a shot, but
woulil rust to decay.
The attitude of the Government Is to
keep the present Navy In every way effi
cient. And no American 'citizen would op
pose such a course. The only Tegrettable
feature of the case is that the stand was
not taken years ago.
Great Xavy Not Needed.
Our victories and triumphs should be In
other directions than in the military and
naval domains: and nothing Is more cer
tain than that an Individual or, nation
with a chip on Its shoulder is pretty apt to.
run amuck. Unarmed men hardly com
mit murder. Is the same not applicable
Today no power wlshea to attack us;
and It is not because we are so formidablo
as a fighting entity. It; Is because w'c are
a dominant power in peace. This Repub
lic of ours was not founded en so low a
plane as a military or naval power, as are,
for instance, tho old countries of Europe,
but as a peaceful Republican and Indus
As President Lincoln said: "Four scora
and seven years ago our fathers brought
forth upon this continent a new nation
consecrated In liberty and dedicated to the
proposition that all men are created
equal." That Is the gospel for the coming
year 1306. May It and all succeeding years
be years of our Lord In practice as well as
No Peril in Immigration.
Attention is being repeatedly directed to
the Immigration problem. Dpward, ot a
million newcomers have arrived to in
crease our National population, and either
to add to or detract from our wealth and
prestige as a homogeneous people. Cer
tain students of sociology find occasion
for alarm In the situation. But there Is
as yet no occasion for disquietude, it we
look but deep enough Into the situation.
We certainly are hale and hearty enough
to swallow and assimilate all who come
- to our shores, provided ordinary precau
tions are taken In cutting- the black sheep
out ot the herd.
Finally, let us all contribute by both
word and deed to tho stability of our com
mon land. Surely we can best do his by
following the ideals of our fathers, by
pitying other nations burdened with vast
military and naval expenditures, and by
rejoicing that the triumphs we seek aro
those ot peace and good will among men.
Roosevelt Sent Fitz Sympathy.
CHICAGO, Dec. 30. A dispatch to tho
Tribune from San Francisco says:
Robert Fltzslmmons has received a
kindly, sympathetic letter from President
Roosevelt, which he treasures above all
his worldly possessions. The President
wrote "Fitz" when he learned of the lat
ter's defeat at the hands of O'Brien. Fltz
slmmons telegraphed an appreciative an
swer to the President, thanking him for
his letter and wishing him the compli
ments of the season.
Complete Recovery of a Well-Knowa Saa
Adolph Weske, the capitalist, of 920 Green
street, is one ot San Francisco's pioneer bul
ness men. He was the founder of the Orig
inal California Cracker Company at the cor
ner of Battery and Broadway, In that elty.
Hearing that he had recovered, from D!a
betes (a disease that Is believed to be in
curable) Charles Stewart, a buslae. man
o Algona, la., wrote him asking; If it was
true. We aro permitted to copy his per
San Francisco, July 22. 1904.
CHAS. STEWART. ESQ., Algona. Iowa.
Dear Sir: Would have answered your let
ter sooBer. but was at my mine in Slacer
county. Will now say that it you have Dia
betes, nothing In the world will cure you
but the J. J. Fulton Compound. Yeu want
to make up your mind in. the first place to
stay with It not take a fw bottles aad then
stop, either through Impatience or Imagialug
you are al! right. It will take time, bat It
Is sure to cure you. I took the medicine (a
bottle a week) lor a whole year and am how
as well as I ever Was In my life, and this
was al! of four years ago. I am much ot the.
time in my mine. 500 feet underground, and
with na bad effect. Of course, one has to
live rightly. The sooner you commence tak
ing this Compound, the sooner you will com-,
xnence to get out of your misery. If you
commence at once, and live rightly, ia one
year's time I guarantee you will be eatfreiy
rid of the disease and as well a man as. aver.
Yours very truly,.
920 Qreea sr.
Mr. Weske Is over 70 years eM.
Medical works record Diabetes as incurable,
but nearly nine-tenths aM recoverlag under
Fulton's Diabetic Compound. Send for liter
ature. -Woodard, Clarke & Co., ageats, Port
land. When to suspect Diabetes Dryness of the
throat unusual thirst large quantities ef
urlae voracious appetite weakness witheu"
apparent cause one or more of these;.