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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY 14, 1906.
Alleged Discovery of Means of
Bringing Dead Back
PROMINENT MEN INVOLVED
Over Million People Victimized by
Frec or Life Missouri "Woman
Puts Government on Trail.
NEW YORK, Jan. 13. The power to
restore life to the dead is claimed by
Dr. William Wallace Hadley. medical di
rector of the Force of Life Chemical Com
pany, who, with his assistant, Mrs. Laura
M. Wilson, has been held under 52500 ball
on a charge preferred by the Government
of conspiracy to obtain money under
false pretenses by the use of the mails.
The officers of the company are men
prominent In olficlal and business life.
The president is Jamc R. O'Belrne. for
years prominent In Republican politics,
-who has been a. special agent of the
Treasury Department, Assistant Commis
sioner of Immigration at the port of New
York, and a Commissioner of Charities
in this city. He became president of the
concern In September last, when R. Virgil
Neal, Its alleged organizer and first presi
Officials and Bankers Involved.
The other officers named in the com
pany's literature are James A. Tedford,
vice-president: Arthur H. Williams,
treasurer, and Frederick H. Wilson, sec
retary. The directors, besides the above, arc
Edwin O. Kceler, William F. Acton, Vir
gil Neal. R. T. Bagley and James F.
Pierce. Mr. Pierce was formerly Superin
tendent of Insurance of New York State.
Virgil Neal, with Dr. Hadley. Williams
and Mrs. Wilson, it is alleged, furnished
the real brains of the concern.
Arthur H. Williams, treasurer of the
company and one of its directors, is presi
dent of the Bankers' Realty & Security
Company, a trustee of the Washington
Savings Bank and a director of the Co
operative Building Bank, in this city. He
lives in Mount Vernon. Frederick H. Wil
pon is superintendent of the United States
Indian Warehouse in tills city. Mr. Keeler
is said to be president of Fairfield Na
tional Bank, vice-president of the South
Norwalk Trust Company and former Lieutenant-Governor
of the State of Connecti
cut. William C. Acton is described as presi
dent of the Norwalk Securities Corpora
tion and late secretary-treasurer and gen
eral manager of the Norwalk Railway
Company of Connecticut, and R. T. Bag
ley Is president of the Consolidated Hoof
Pad Company, of Now York.
Had Million Victims.
The Force of Life Company is alleged
to bo one of the most gigantic swindles
ever perpetrated. One of its officials told
the postal authorities that it had not less
than 1,000,000 patients. It was organized
in Delaware in 1P02. with $1,000,000 capital,
and maintained elaborate offices at 255
Broadway, this city.
The exposure of the company is the
direct result of a letter addressed to
President Roosevelt about a year ago by
a woman in Springfield, Mo., enclosing
some of the company's literature.. The
President refcired it to Postmaster-General
Cortelyou, who sent it to Postmaster
"Wilcox, of this city. Then the Inspectors
went to work.
How Hadley 'Discovered" It.
One of the advertisements thus de
scribes Dr. Hadicy's discovery of the
Force of Life:
"In the glare of a midnight light, bend
ing over his crucibles and retorts.
Dr. William Wallace Hadley cried
triumphantly: '1 have It' At last he
had succeeded in making a rare chemical
combination of concentrated extracts
which might truly be called 'Liquid Life.
There was a glimmering In its sheen of
ruby red, while the retort itself seemed
to quiver and vibrate as if In the effort
of restraining the tremendous dynamic
forctt It held.
"There was Leclthy, the force of life,
the power that makes men live and think.
Without this subtle essence In your sys
tem death would occur before you could
lead threo of these lines. "With It In
sufficient quantity you can combat any
disease. To discover and make the vital
principle of life has been the dream of
the chemist and the goal of the medical
professor of all ages."
President Started on Trail.
This was the preamble of a pamphlet
extolling the virtues of the Force of Life.
The circular which the Springfield woman
sent to Jie President contains this re
"By "his mysterious control over disease
and death. Dr. Wallace Hadley, the emi
nent thaumaturglc panopathlst of this
city, haa made the human heart beat
again In the body of a woman rescued
from the grave. And as a result of his
successful experiment he makes the start
ling statement that no disease should
cause death. He claims to have discov
ered the vital principle of life itself, the
dynamic force that creates and maintains
existence. He seems to have absolute con
trol over human life and the diseases that
attack it." ,
Evidence upon which the complaints
were based was secured through-correspondence
of fictitious patients. One of
these, "Lucile Hoffman," wrote that she
-was a young girl of 22. and followed this
up with some information of an intimate
nature. Several letters that followed were
printed circulars containing staple advice,
received also by a number of other ficti
tious patients who had written, giving
Caught by Decoy Letters.
Complaining that she had not improved,
"Lucilo Hoffman" was asked to send a
sample of her blood for analysis. The
correspondent obtained some blood from
a horse, which he put Into a bottle and
forwarded. A couple of days later he got
a letter which declared that the analysis
pointed to physical conditions which the
recipient said made him sorry for the
horse. He saw among the most Interest
ing documents that have fallen into the
hands of the investigators, an alleged per
sonal letter from Dr. Hadley to a patient
containing these sentences:
"I cure disease. I combat any and all
maladies. I make hopeless Invalids -well.
I unclasp the remorseless Angers of death.
I stop the rush with which Father Time
hurries you to the grave."
The following statement is made in a
circular headed "Dr. Wallace Hadleys
"Do not be skeptical. Have confidence
in me. Be sure, as I am. that I can
cure disease. 'Come ye -who are heavy
ladev and I will give you rest.' Rever
ently I repeat the words and sacredly
will I fulfill the trust put in me by the
Great Healer. I can say no more.""
Exodus of Force or Iiifers.
The investigation leading to the arrest
has beea managed jointly . by. . the
Postofflce authorities, Assistant United
.Et&tee- Dietxtot Attorney Clarence S.
Houghton, Champ S. Andrews, and John
S. Cooper, the two latter as counsel for
the -sNe"w York County Medical Society.
Two weeks ago there is said to have been
a migration of the most prominent Force
of Lifers to Syracuse, X. Y.
When the two prisoners were arraigned
before Commissioner RIdgeway, Attorney
John J. Vause appeared as their counsel
and furnished bonds to Insure their ap
pearance at the examination. Mr. Vause
said last night that the Force of Life
Company was doing a perfectly legitimate
business, and that the two prisoners were
only employes of the concern, who did
what they were told and had nothing
whatever to do with its management.
fS OUR GOVERNMENT OURS?
(Continued From Pase 1.)
or a clerk, he should represent you and
me we being citizens who want nothing
but a "square deal." And If our Rep
resentative does not represent us, who
or what does he represent? Pertinent,
penetrating, this Is a public question.
AVho Hules the United States?
This seems to me to be the public ques
tion of the day In these United States of
America. Not the regulation of railroad
rates; not tariff revision: not graft. So
far as my present purpose is concerned,
I don't care 'whether the railroads or
the state fixes the rate on freight. But
I do care a great deal who rules the
United States. The railroads rule some
of the states of the United States, and
the spirit In which my Congress discusses
rate regulation legislation, and the votes
of my Representatives on such a meas
ure, is to me, only a chance to see for
myself whether the railroads are "better"
represents than I am in m5 National
Government. I'd like to know If the
railroads rule the United States.
So with tariff revision. To the extent
that this is a purely economic question.
It does not concern me now. My interest
is political and moral. If it I good for
business to be protected from foreign com
petition, let business be protects. But f
have seen and talked with business men
who, because their busincm was protect
ed by the National Government, have re
fused to take part In munlcijwl reform.
Though the condition of their city was
horrid, they have hung back from fighting
the boss whom they despised, lest his
overthrow might Jeopardize their blessed
tariff. The character of a people is more
important than the business of a nation,
and if the protection thnt Is good for
business is bad for business men: if it
makes cowards of good citizens; if they
regard it as a graft, and if, because they
have "theirs." they are willing to let
grafters rule and rob our cities, why,
then I think protection is bad. And I
want to sec this Winter if tliey and our
Representatives do regard the tariff as
a graft and Just how far "protected Intcr
osts" make return for the special con
cessions wc grant them by running our
Government in the Interests of all spe
cial Interests. All talk of tariff revision,
therefore, will be simply a chance to
learn for myself whether the special in
terests are better represented at Washing,
ton than the common interests of all of
us. If special interests rule my country,
I'd like to know It.
Rule for the Sake of Graft.
And so with graft. This Is no graft
hunt. Oh, 1 shall look at graft, if graft
looks at me. but "Where did he get it?"
is not a National question. We know
where he got IL "Vhat I want to know
is, what did he do to get It? For graft,
you know, graft Isn't merely graft. If
the grafters, after robbing us, would only
run away like the thieves that they are,
we should be all right. They cannot get
away with The country. But they don't
run; they run us. They stay by their
graft and -they rule us for the sake of
more graft. And since the graft of tho
political grafters is to sell out the com
mon Interests of all of us to the special
Interests of a few of us, why, the really
terrible result of our so-called political
corruption is not that it is bad in Itself,
but that It transforms our governments
from democracies representative of all of
us into sordid, nasty oligarchies repre
sentative of the worst of us those that
come with bribes in their hands asking
"There .is no bribery at Washington."
Many men have told me that, and I do
not expect to find any; not cash bribery.
But cash bribery is crude and unneces
sary: cash bribery is the least dangerous
form of political corruption. Offices, pro
motion, committees, stock tips, business,
campaign contributions, social position,
dinners these and such as these are the
higher, subtler, more respectable, and,
therefore, the more really dangerous
forms of our political corruption. These
are the menace of the future to the fu
ture of American institutions. And this
kind of corruption cannot always be
traced and proven. So we shall have to
Judge in Washington Very largely, as
business men Judge, by results; by the
speeches, the action, the votes of our
representatives. For these letters are to
be studies of government, not of consti
tutions, forms and laws, but the actual,
living, human organism which men call
the United States. And I am asking,
not whether it is good government or
bad, but simply whether It represents
me you, too, if you please but since, as
1 have said, I don't know exactly what
you expect of your government. I shall
demand to know only If, and "how, mine
Chicago Men Visit the West.
CHICAGO, Jan. 13. (Special.) In pursu
ance of the policy of the Chicago Commer
cial Association to lend its influence and
earnest efforts to the interests of the
municipal and commercial upbuilding of
Chicago, a delegation of 15 of Its members
will leave tomorrow evening over the
Santa Fe for Las Vegas, N. M.,thelr first
stopping-place on a three weeks' tour of
the South and "West. Tho visit includes
five Southwestern states Texas, New
Mexico, Arizona, California and Nevada
some of the principal cities to be visited
being San Bernardino, Los Angeles, San
Diego, Stockton, Sacramento, San Fran
cisco, San Jose, Pasadena, Phoenix, Tuc
son and El Paso.
Chile Has Japanese Minister.
SANTIAGO. Chile. Jan. 13. M. Seghi
mura, the new Japanese Minister to
.Chile, has arrived here and commercial
Intercourse between the two countries
wlH be inaugurated.
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FIGHT IS BITTER
Statehood Contest in House
. Grows Warmer.
BABCOCK BECOMES ANGRY
Insurgents Maintain They Have Xost
Xo Votes, While Managers Allege
Desertions Prom Hanks
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 Speaker Can
non and Representative. Babcock. of Wis
consin, the latter the leader of the insur
gent forces in the House, had an Interest
ing meeting today in the Speaker's room.
As the result of Mr. Babcock's visit sev
eral interesting stories were In circula
tion, some of a sensational character,
which would indicate a serious breach
between the two gentlemen.
That they differ in Ihcir views upon
the Philippine- tariff bill and the state
hood bill - has long been evident, and .it
was in regard to the differences that the
meeting occurred today. Mr. Babcock.
took exception to an article appearing in
thp newspapers and preerred a request
that he be recognized on a matter of per
sonal privilege In the House to 'deny it.
The conversation revealed the fact that
Babcock was under the Impression that
the article to which he had protested had
txH-u instigated by the Speaker's friends.
He was assured that such was not the
tase, and the Interview terminated with
out disclosing more than radical differ
ences as to the bills which are now tho
chief topic of conversation about the
Members of the Insurgent faction now
maintain that 62 Republicans are positive
ly pledged to voto against the proposed
rule preventing the, amendment of the
Hamilton Joint statehood bill. The in
surgents insist that their forces are gain
ing strength at a rapid rate, and declare
that the trouble bo I ween Mr. Babcock
and the- Speaker has cemented them more
Under present conditions, the consider
ation of the Hamilton bill Is said to be
out of tho question. The Administration
Is firm In insisting on the passage of the
joint statehood hill without modification.
Compromise measures are no longer under
consideration bj the insurgents, and
statehood legislation seems at a deadlock
rOK AND AGAINST PHILIPPINES
Gallics Knlivcns Debate by Verbal
Contest With Dalzell.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. There were
nine speeches in the House today on tho
Philippine tariff bill, consuming nearly
six and one-half hours. Three of tho
speakers opposed tho bill and six fa
vored It. Those who argued for the
measure were Gaines of Tennessee,
Thomas of North Carolina, who Included
a plea for tho Southern farmer and de
manded reciprocity to benefit the cotlon
.eed oil industry; Ncedham of Califor
nia, Garrett of Tennessee. Gardner of
Massachusetts and Scott of Kansas. The
opponents of the measure were Young of
Michigan, Loud of Minnesota and Mor
ris of Nebraska. The debate Is to close
Monday at 5 o'clock, the session to be
gin at 11 in the morning.
Gaines poke first, favoring the bill as
a step toward free trade with the Phil
ippines. The need of scaling down some
of the high schedules of the Dlngley tariff
was emphasized by Gaines. He suggest
ed that this might be done through reci
procity treaties, notwithstanding Dalzell
had announced, "the time has passed for
Dalzell denied he had made sucli a
statement. The Republican reciprocity
doctrine, he said, admitted of no reci
procity except In noncompetitive articles.
When Gaines gave Lincoln credit for
saying that he "shuddered" more as to
the effect of the giant Industries that
were building up under high tariff levied
for war purposes than the consequences of
the war, Landis (Indiana) disputed that
Lincoln had ever expressed such a senti
ment. Gaines said the old man to whom Lin
coln wrote the words In a letter was still
living and he believed he could produce
Detailing the possibility of Philippine
legislation, Needham of California fa
vored the pending bill as carrying Into ef
fect the settled policy of the Republican
part. He saw no Imminent danger to
any American Industry as a result, of the
bill and said the Pacific Coast has been
built up eo greatly by Oriental trade that
it owed a debt of gratitude to the Phil
ippines, which they could pay by legis
lation favorable to the islands.
The Philippine tariff bill, according to
Morris of Nebraska, was erroneously
named. It should be entitled, "An act
for the purpose of deceiving the Filipino,
for menacing American industry and for
the enrichment of the sugar trust," He
took Payne's statement, "there is sdme
sentiment in It." and said. If that was a
good reacon for legislation, he wanted to
call the attention of the House leaders to
the fact that there was sentiment for
tariff legislation on the Democratic side.
Surely this sentiment was as worthy of
recognition as sentiment for the Filipino.
In Arizona and New Mexico there was
unanimous sentiment against joint state
hood, yet it was to be forced on them.
The Massachusetts tariff situation was
discussed by Gardner, of that state.
The debate for the day was closed by
Scott of Kansas, who said he would vote
for the bill as assuring the proper meas
ure of justice to the Philippine Islands,
which, he believed, would always remain
a portion of the United States.
RATE LEGISLATION" IS THEME
President Has Conference With the
Lawmakers on Future Acts.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 11 (Special.)
President Roosevelt had conferences to
day with Representatives Esch, of Wis
consin, and Hepburn, of Iowa, on railroad
rate legislation. Mr. Esch said, after his
talk with the President, that the Hepburn
bill would be brought up In the House
late next week. The President signified
his approval both to Mr. Esch and Mr.
Hepburn, it is said, of the Interstate com
merce committee's action In reporting the
measure to the House. Mr. Hepburn said
that the bill would have been brought up
earlier, but for the fact that some of the
Democratic members of the committee
are anxious to agree upon a substitute
MUST OBEY WEDLTE MAN'S LAW
President Deaf to Pleadings of Creek
WASHINGTON, Jan. 12. (Special.)
Crazy Snake, the stalwart old war chief
of the Creeks, was told by President
Roosevelt this morning that his tribes
men must obey the laws of tho -white
In vain the old man pleaded that his
people preferred the treaty of 1861 to that
of iksx the red au m kapaUftj
when the land was held in common, and
that If his tribesmen could only continue
under the old conditions they would be
more prosperous and would lovo their
white neighbors more than If compelled
to take jup the new and strange system
provided for individual allotment. The
President told Crazy Snake that the
trcatj- of 1S61 Is not law now.
SHAW TO STAY ANOTHER YEAR
Response to President's Request Xot
CHICAGO. Jan. 13. A dispatch to the
Chronicle from Washington says: At the
meeting of the Cabinet yesterday Presi
dent Roosevelt asked Secretary Shaw to
remain at tho head of the Treasury De
partment until March 4. ISO", and Mrv
Shaw agreed to do so. More than a year
ago Mr. Shaw let It be known that he ex
pected to retire from tho Cabinet In Feb
ruary of this year. The President did
not understand that this was the Secre
tary's determination, until some unusual
reference was made to It a few weeks
ago, and. then he lost no time in urging
the Secretary to remain In the Cabinet
for another year.
SUGAR MEN' ARE 3L.VDE SWEET
Limit to Be Put on Philippine Im
ports for Peace.
WASHINGTON. Jan. IX (Special.) An
effort Is to be made In the House by
friends of the Philippine tariff bill to sat
isfy the beet-sugar Interests by providing
that not more than 4CO.0CO tons of sugar
shall be Imported from the Philippines
in any one year. This, it is said, will
satisfy the beet-sugar men. who have said
their "industry can stand that much an
nually without injuring it-
TRADE NEEDS WATER ROUTE
Business With the Orient Hampered
by Transportation Charges.
WASHINGTON'. Jan. 13. (Special.)
Special Agent Crist, of tho Department
of Commerce and Labor, has reported
thnt merchandise shipped by expensive
transcontinental and Pacific routes
cannot come into competition in the
Orient with like commodities coming
by the all-water routes from Euro
pean countries. Until steamship lines
regularly ply between Atlantic ports
and North China, as English nnd Ger
man lines arc now doing-, he says,
goods from this country must go
through many more hands than Eu
ropean goods and must go nt a high
cost of transportation, deadly to com
petition. Vernon Charges Prove Baseless.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. President
Roosevelt today announced tho appoint
ment of W. T. Vernon, principal of the
Qulndaro. Kan.. Institute, to be Registrar
of the Treasury. I" succession to Judson
W. Lyons. Chnrges were preferred
against Vernon, but they were not sus
tained by tho Investigation made by direc
tion of the President.
Cold Comfort for Arizouans.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. Headed by
Delogate Mark Smith, of Arizona, a com
mittee of citizens of that territory called
on the President today to protest against
Joint statehood with New Mexico. Tho
President gave the delegation a cordial
reception, but told Its members that he
was in favor of Joint statehood.
Americans Ask Protection.
WASHINGTON. Jan. 13. -Revolutionary
troubles in Ecuador have In
spired an appeal from resident Ameri
cans for a United States warship to
Insure their safety. It Is probable
that the Marblehead. now off the
Southern California coast, will be or
dered to Guayaquil.
NOTES FROM NATIONAL CAPITAL
Representative Lacey flewa) Introduced a
bill providing that the Governor of Ato.ka
shall appoint all territorial eommiiulonerH who
are at present appoint-! by the Judge.
The LUtlcflcM publicity bill requiring cor
porations to make reports annually, or when
ever the Department of Commerce ami la
bor desires, has been recommended for a fa
vorable report by the House committee en
COMBINE FOR COLONIZING
Western Houds Will Establish Bu
reau to Handle Business.
CHICAGO. Jan. 13. (SpeclalJ General
passenger agents of Western lines, after
three days of almost continuous discus
sion, have agreed upon a plan for tho
organization of a general colonization
bureau to handle the details of the issu
ance of certificates and tickets for land
and immigration business.
Reports from those who attended the
Western Passenger Association meeting
during the debates on thin proposition
Indicate that there were some representa
tives of railroads in the conference who
were in favor of abolishing the privilege
the colonization departments have found
so valuable in building up communities
along the railroads.
"We were fearful," said a passenger
agent of one Western road, "that the is
suance of certificates would be abrogated
and that every Western State's develop
ment would be materially affected by the
shutting off of the homeseekcrs coloniza
tion certificate provisions."
According to one of the passenger
agents, the bureau will handle the colo
nization business for all the roads in the
Western Passenger Association, and there
will be no diminution In the volume of
MOTHER BURIES LIVE BABE
Infant Placed in Grave and Mound.
Raised to Hide Crime.
CARLSBAD, N. M.. Jan. 13. (Special.)
Mrs. Mary Aiken, who lives ten miles
west of Lakewood. is under arrest here,
charged with burying her S-months-old
boy last Sunday night and then building
over it a mound, such as Is thrown ud
by prairie dogs. The first news of the
awful fate of the infant was- given out
Monday morning at 11 o'clock, when Mrs.
Aiken told a neighbor that a strange man
appeared at her home the previous mid
night, forcing the baby from her, saying
he was coin: to kill It.
She says the shock caused her to faint
and that when she revived she was too
frightened and terrified to leave her home
sooner to report the crime. Neighbors
Immediately began a search and found
the new-made and Improvised grave about
300 yards from the house. There were
no marks or bruises on the little body
and the conditions of the lungs indicate
that the baby was burled alive. The the
ory has been advanced that perhaps the
father returned In disguise and made
away with his child, "he having Ieft for
parts unknown about a month ago.
Insurance Swindlers Plead Guilty.
CHICAGO, Jan. 13. Henry Wulff,
ex-State Treasurer of Illinois, and
J. W. Loeb. who was associated with
Wulff in the Continental Insurance
Company, which was declared by offi
cials of the Government to be a swindling-
scheme, entered pleas of guilty to
day before 'Judge Bctaca in the Fed
eral Court, satce '.was -deferred.
HER CLAIM INVALID
Mrs. Leafgreen Gets None of
JUDGE SEVERE WITH HER
Mercilessly Dissects Claim to Have
Been Dead Man's - Wire and
Shows She 3rarrled 3111
" ler, of Tumwatcr.
ST. LOUIS. Jan. 13. Probate Judge
Clews today rendered a decision in the
Leaf sreen-Ho ward will contest case to
the effect that Mrs. Mary Almeda Leaf
green has no legal title to any portion of
the $300,00 estate of Laclede J. Howard,
the wealthy fire brick manufacturer who
died Intestate April 4. 1S03.
Mrs. Leafgreen sued for a widow's
share of the estate, claiming that she
married Howard at Decatur, 111., in 1SS3,
and that he was then known as Charles
Howard, a clgarmaker. Her suit was
filed May 12. 1505, but did not come to trial
until December last. About two weeks,
were occupied In the trial, and more than
GO witnesses were examined.
Evidence was Introduced to show that
the Howard married to Mrs. Leafgreen
was Thomas Jefferson Miller, now Mayor
of Tumwater. Wa.h.. and his deposition
was read to this effect.
Counsel for Mrs. Leafgreen said after
the decision thnt the case would be ap
pealed to the Circuit Court.
Says She, Married Miller.
Probate Judge Crews declares that
Mrs. Leafgreen's claim "must have
been from the inception wholly insin
cere." The opinion In part follows:
The testimony of the claimant herself
corresponds In almost every Important detail
with the evidence respecting Thomas Jeffer
son Miller, alias Howard, as to their early
acquaintance, associates and surrounding cir
cumstances and marriage. Up to the date of
her ftrat marriage In January. 1SS3. at De
catur, by Rev. E. H. Musgrove. there Is
scarcely a trivial conflict of evidence. The
history of the lives of these two persons after
that date Is somewhat singular, but Is still
In keeping with events that preceded their
marriage. Each evidently regarded that mar
riage bond lightly. They were married with
little ceremony and separated within a few
weeks vlth even less.
Miller, a tramp clgarmaker. drifted from
place to place, earning a precarious liveli
hood. Anally wandering to a far Western
state, remarried, settled down to his trade
ami became a comparatively useful business
man and citizen, and anions strangers en
deavored to retrieve and forget the mistakes
and rollles of his past life.
Mary Moore as lightly resumed her maiden
name and statu.", and within 12 months con
tracted a second marriage, and. like Miller,
wandered from place to place in thr West.
MimetimeK living with her husband ami
sometime apart, until a decree of divorce
at Denver in ISO?. Wt her free to form still
another matrimonial alliance with Mr.
Marriage to Howard Disproved.
In this case the claimant may lawfully
speak for herself, but. death has closed th
mouth of. Laclede J. Howard. The known
history and events of his life must peak for
him. That history is not long, but ILs brev
ity is one oft th strongest refutations of the
claim.' His whole life Was spent In' St." Louis;
In 1SS3. when the claimant allege her mar
riage to him. the evidence shows that beyonJT
question he wan engaged in his business as
prrMdent and active manager of the Laclede
Klre Brick Company and had held the presi
dency of that company at that time for
more than 10 years.
But his presence here at that time Is not a
mere matter of presumption. The testimony
of credible witnesses and written records of
business transactions shows his actual pres
ence la St. Louis on the very dates when the
claimant's marriage is alleged to have taken
place In an Illinois village.
Her Claim Inconsistent.
It is vigorously cpntended on behalf of
the claimant that the testimony of Miller
should have ben excluded on the grounds
that, claiming to be her husband, he is in
competent to testify against her. If such a
rule of evidence is applicable In a case like
thlf. the attitude of claimant, who denies
that he Is her husband yet seeks to exclude
bis testimony solely on the grounds that he
be so considered, is peculiar.
However, I And It unnecessary to go fur
ther in thr consideration of the point, for the
reason that the deposition of Miller may bo
wholly excluded and still the claimant has
signally failed to establish her case. The
disparity in personal appearance of Laclede
J. Howard and that of the Howard to whom
she was married In 1SS3 M so great and so
marked that It alone precludes the possibil
ity of their being Identical. If Miller's testi
mony be wholly eliminated, the testimony of
many who knew him as Howard at Palmer
and who saw and Identified him in 1905 at
Tumwater. Wash.. Is convincing on this ques
tion. ' Surveyor's Criticism of Plaintiff.
Reviewing the whole evidence for the
petitioner In its most favorable light, but
one rational conclusion in deduclble. Her
claim is palpably unfounded and must have
been from the Inception wholly Insincere.
Her own' testimony Is so complicated with
conflicting statements, vague recollections,
mysterious communications and evasive and
Indefinite answers hat it cannot be other
wise than incredible.
Our laws are most liberal and courts zeal
ous In protection of a widow's right. They
accord her privileges and Immunities not
granted the ordinary litigant This generous
sprit of the law should always be requited
with an equal decree of candor and good
faith. I cannot refrain from expressing the
conviction that this claim has been prose
cuted wholly without these qualities, that
it Is founded upon flimsy pretexts, and Is
an unwarranted assault upon the property of
the estate and upon the good name of an
Losing; -Attorney's Comment.
Mr. O'Connor, who represents Mrs.
Leafgreen, tonight dictated the following-
While I realize that it is not good form to
criticise the opinion of any Judge and while
in this case I would not criticise It In matters
of law, yet, so far as he attempts to sum
up the evidence and attempts to criticise
and abuse the plaintiff. I am inclined to say
that Judge Crews' opinion Is neither logical
nor dignified. 1 will appeal the case.
ADA REHAN GAINS P0IMT
Will Receive One-Fifth of Augnstin
NEW YORK. Jan. 13. (Special.) In her
fight for a portion of the estate of tho
late Augustin Daly, Miss Ada Rehan. the
actress, has won. It was announced to
day that Miss Rehan will receive one
fifth of the estate. The estate Includes
a theater in thU city and also one in
London, and Miss Rehan's friends here
and In London have been waiting patient
ly to hear a report of the referee.
Hummel Will Have Appeal.
NEW YORK. Jan. 13. Justice Wood
ward, of the Appellate Division of the
Supreme Court. In Brooklyn, today grant
ed a certificate of reasonable doubt In the
case of Abraham H. Hummel, the lawyer
convicted of conspiracy in the Dodge
Morse divorce case. This means that the
case will go to the Appellate Division on
Mr. Hummel is now at liberty under
A Homing pigeon, fire months old. re
leased from the Isle of Man. with others, la
August; 1003. did not return to Liverpool
with tho others and was xlvea up as lost.
Was the Originator of the
AVe have an up-to-date version of it
We offer to save you dollars oii your clothes, dur
ing1 the next few weeks by making the price of
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Tou know that often a pair of trousers will show
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If the pattern cannot be duplicated as" is gener
ally the case this means that an extra pair of
trousers would double the life of the suit.
The supplying you with this extra garment does
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design it is simply business judgment during the
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MORALES ILL SEEK II
KX-IMIEMDKNT IS FINANCIALLY
Broken Ankle Received . I.ant Month
Cnunca Great Tain. But Ituler
Will Hunt Kniployment.
SAX JUAN. P. R.. Jan. 13. The United
Stutes gunboat Dubuque, which arrived
here at 3 o'clock this morning from Santo
Domingo, at 3 o'clock, started on her
return to San Domingo City, which pluce
was left without a warship when she
sailed from Porto Rico.
On boardi the Dubuque was General
Carlos F. Morale.". ex-Prerfdent of Santo
Domingo, He la suffering from a broken
ankle, and a Nayy hospital ambulance
was waiting when the vessel arrived, to
convey him to the hospital. His Injury
resulted from a fail from his horse De
cember 24, and since that time he has
been without medical attention.
General Morales is reported to have
been within a dozen miles of San Do
mingo City until he arranged with the
American Minister, Mr. Dawson, to re
sign the Preldency and was brought into
the city by his secretary, Enrique Jlm
Officers of the Dubuque say that Gen
eral Morales has no funds, and that his
entire luggage consisted of two trunks.
He remarked to Commander Fechteler,
of the Dubuque, that, being flnanclally
embarrassed, he would be forced to seek
employment, and that he hoped to se
cure this in Panama.
The Dubuque reported quiet In Santo
Domingo. Monte Cristl will probably be
Invaded next week by General Caceres.
3rorales' Message of Resignation.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. Commander
H. HI Sutherland has cabled to the Navy
Department the following dispatch, sent
by ex-President Morales, of Santo Do
mingo, to the Governor of Monte Chrlstl:
"Circumstances necessitate resignation
In the Interest of peace. Country de
mands sacrifice, if Government officers'
guarantee do not omit means to save
DINNER TO BRITISH TARS
American. Sailors Entertain Them at
Manila Noel Bcviews Troops.
MANILA. Jan. 13. The entertain
ments provided today by the enlisted
men of the American fleet for the men
of the visiting- British cruiser squad
ron, comprising- a dinner and vaude
ville show, were attended by 2000 per
sons. Admirals Noel and Train were
among those' present.
This afternoon the American troops
at Fort McKlnley were received by Ad
miral Noel. During; the day and evening-
many receptions were held on
shore and on various vessels, all being
The British squadron will sail to
morrow for Saigon.
Will Test Quality ot Water.
An examination of samples of water
from the wells which supply the mains
of the water system at Monmouth Is to
Not too much, just & little, just enough
to start the bile nicely. One of Aycr's
Pills at bedtime is all you need. These
pills act directly on the liver. They
cure constipation, biliousness, dys
pepsia, sick-headache. Sold for 60
years. Ask your doctor about them.
" I bzTB used Ayer's Pills la my family for
toaay years, and therefore feel competent to
claim that they are uneqaaledc for geseral
use. They completely cared me of headaches
tnd stomach trouble. MR3. Geosos Mil
lex, Fa terse h, N. J.
th Imniu all ok aMd.
J. C. XrtrCa..
be made In the laboratory of the State
Board of Health. Dr. Williiam S. Cary.
Health Oftlcer of Polk County, has for
warded the samples to the State Board A?,
of Health, with the request that they be
tested. The city water system at Mon
mouth is supplied from two wells, and
reports have come from that place that
the water of one of the wells Is contam
inated. Thorough tests will be made to
ascertain if such be the case.
.McMInnvillc Has Athletic Club.
M'MINNVILLE, Or., Jun. 13. An
athletic club has been organized in this
city, with the following officers: Presi
dent. W. T. Vinton: vice-president, Ralph
Wortman; secretary. Jesse Irvine; treasurer,-
"W. Lt. Hembrce; Roy Sparks, busi
ness manager. Dell Warren, B. D. Mc
Camlsh and Will Martin constitute a
board of directors. A large hall has been,
secured and a complete gymnasium outfit
Don't think you can cure your dyspepsia
In any other way than by strengthening
and toning your stomach.
That is weak and incapable of performing
Its functions, probably because you have
Imposed upon it in one way or another oyer
and over again.
You should take
It strengthens and tones the stomach,
and permanently cures dyspepsia and all
stomach troubles. Accept no substitute.
In Sozodont Tooth Paste are
orifl ictrinrrntnrnTi.fti.Q nfSn7rw l'l
dont Liquid and the smoothness
of Sozodont Fowder. Will not
harden in the tube or decom
pose. 13 positively free from,
acid and grit, Will not tarnish
or scratch the enamel or gold
work of the teeth. Sold in col
lapsible tubes at all stores.
Sent Fiuez: "Alice Revisits Won
derland," an amusing and attractive
little story for the children.
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