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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAN, PORTLAND, JANUARY 14, 1900.
1RST OF SERIES
Beautiful Woman Is Assaulted
and Murdered by Chi
HE CONFESSES HIS'CRIME
Pretends to Discqvdr Body on Refuse
Heap Where He Had Thrown
It Strangled After Des
MANY MURDERS OF WOMEN
CHICAGO. Jan. 13. (Special
Notable murders of women in Chi
cago during last year:
Mrs. Besxie HolHster, plain Friday
nlgtot by Richard G. Ivins in alley
at .380 Belden avenue; body found to
day: murder confesid.
Mr. Arthur W. Gentry, killed in
b-r Mat. I.aSalle avenue, .Innuary
. by Prank J. Censtantine, Jr.. who
Mr!, carl O. Almberg. shot to
doath January 5 by J. E. Moeller at
Buckingham Place and North Clark
street; stayer then committed suicide.
Mis Maude Itoes. slain November
21, 1005. by a burglar whom be sur
prised In hr rtt; murderer escaped.
Mrs. Clara JScCluskey. allot lo
death October 20. 1I05. in saloon at
fWO West Madion street, by May
Buckley. Jealous rival; murderees in
Jail and raid to be inrane.
Mrs. V. A. Mlse. killed by a hold
up man at Washington avenue and
Fifty-eighth street. October 2.1. 1005;
many swspeete arrested, but mur
dirr nver found.
Mre. Delia Traci-. slain by a young
.negro, who held her up in front of
Monroe avenue. February 28.
Uios; murderer sentenced for life in
Mrr. Ellen Johnson, found dead in
stairway at 400 West Forty-third
street, January lt. 1005: huhband ar
retted and released, and mystery un
lived. CHICAGO, Jan. 13. Mrs". Bessie Hol
Hster. 30 years of age. the wife of
Franklin C Hollistcr, of thef printing
Arm of HolHster Bros., one of the larg
est concerns of its kind in the city,
was murdered lust night by Richard
Ivcns. 28 years of age. who had at
tempted to assault her. The body of
Mrs. Hollistcr was found this morning:
lying on, a pile of stable refuse in the
rear of the Ivens residence, at 3CS Bel
den avenue. Around the neck was
twisted a fine copper wire, and death
had been caused by strangulation.
Ivens. who pretended to find the body
and reported the fact of the murder to
the police, confessed to the crime a
short time after he had been taken
into custody. His statement to, the po
lice was in effect that he was at work
in his carpenter shop, which stands
but a short distance from the place
where the body was found this morn
ing, and that, when Mrs. HolHster
passed by, he attacked her, and that,
when, she resisted, he dragged her into
the carpenter shop and killed her by
twisting the wire around her neck. He
then went home and remained there
Pretends to Find Body.
This morning he went to the barn
ostensibly to perform some work, and.
pretending: to find the body, rushed
into the house anil reported to his
father, and later to the police, that
the body 'of a woman was lying In the
heap of refuse near the barn.
Ivens, In his confession, claimed that
lie was drunk at the time of the crime,
but this is denied by his own mother,
who says that lie enme into the house
and ate his supper while perfectly
sober. Ivons had previously borne a good
Mrs. Hollistcr left her homo yesterday
afternoon to attend the funeral of a
friend, Mrs. Emma Semple, at 172 Semi
nary avenue, not far from the Hollistcr
residence. When she left the house she
carried with her a small clock which she
said she intended to leave at a jeweler's
for rcpulrs. and she also intended to stop
at a florist's and order some flowers lo
be sent to the funeral. That was the last
seen of her by any of her friends.
The flowers she ordered arrived at the
funeral, but Mrs. Hollistcr did not. After
waiting until 7 o'clock. Mr. Hollistcr in
formed the police of his wife's disappear
ance,' and an all-night search was insti
tuted, which resulted In nothing.
Hotly Is Identified.
Early this morning Richard J veils went
to the stable, ostensibly to attend to some
work, but quickly rushed Into the house,
declaring the body of a woman was lying
on a pile of refuse which lay in a. small
inclosure just off the alley. Investigation
showed that the body was almost entirely
covered by the refuse. With his brothers,
the murderer at once removed the body
and notified the police.
As soon as the patrol wagon had arrived
at the spot, a crowd gathered, among its
members being George G. Congdon, choir
master at the Wesleyan Methodist Epis
copal Church, where Mrs. HolHster sang
in the choir. He at once identified the
body as that of Mrs. HolHster. The re
mains were removed to an undertaking
establishment and her husband notified.
Fought Hard for Life.
Judging from the appearance of her
clothing. Mrs. HolHster had made a des
perate fight before she was killed. Her
long hair was loose and tangled, as If it
had been pulled violently down; the front
of her silk waist had been torn open and
Hie glove of her right hand was missing.
Three rings which she usually wore on
this hand were gone. Other small articles
of jewelry which she had worn at the
time of leaving the house had been taken.
Following so closely upon the murder of
Mrs. Gentry as it did, the killing of Mrs.
Hollistcr aroused the police to despera
tion, and every available officer was at
once placed at work on the case.
Had Beautiful Voice.
Mrs. HolHster was 30 years old, a wom
an of great personal character, handsome
and "had for years been prominent because
of her beautiful voice, which was consid
ered to be of extraordinary quality. She
frequently appeared at musical entertain
ments in different parts of the citv.
It was ascertained that Mrs. HolHster
had called at the florist's at about S
o'clock in the morning, but the store was
crowded, and she departed without giving
an order. Within an hour she returned
and paid for the flowers, which she do
sired sent to the funeral of Mrs. Semple.
The wire used by the murderer to stran
gle his victim was of the character usual
ly handled by telegraph linemen, and was
not over one thirty-second of an Inch in
diameter. It had been insulated at one
time, but the Insulation had been scraped
off.. In the front It had been caught Ty.
the sealskin collarette worn by Mrs. Hol
listcr, but In the back it had been brought
against the flesh with such force that It
was deeply imbedded in the muscles.
Callousness Angers Relative.
At the conclusion of the Coroner's in
quest, which was held late In the day, a
verdict was returned holding Ivens to
the Criminal Court without ball.
During the inquest Iens remained seat
ed and apparently showed no Interest in
the proceedings. When he was called
upon by the Coroner to give his testi
mony, his unconcerned manner and de
fiant tone caused great indignation among
the men In the room and after the in
quest was over. W. C. Hollistcr. brother-in-law
of the murdered woman, made an
effort to shoot him. He was making his
way toward Ivens holding a revolver In
his hand, when an officer caught sight of
the weapon and held him. Other police
men came to his aid and HolHster was
compelled to leave the place. Ivens, when
detailing the crime, spoke In the most
indifferent manner. He said:
"Well, I was standing In front of the
carpenter shop when this what's her
"You mean Mrs. HolHster, don't you?"
asked the Coroner.
"Yes. That's her name. Well, she
came along and I grabbed her. We were
standing at the gate In the alley for five
minutes, and then I dragged her into the
Ivens Identified the wire which he
TO BE NEXT PRESIDENT OF FRANCE
M Fa'lleres. President of the Senate, 1. according to caegram from
Paris, certain to succeed I-oubet as President when the election Is held la Feb
ruary. Ho will, it is said, have a majority f M when the Senate and Cham
ber of Deputies meet to choose the new executive.
twisted around, the neck of Mrs. Hollls.
ter. saying calmly: "Yes. that's It."
ALIj WOMEN' GO IX TERROR
Murder or Mrs. Hollistcr the Cause.
Her Slayer Indifferent.
CHICAGO. Jan. IX (Special.) The city
stands aghast tonight over the horrible
details of the murder last night of Mrs.
Franklin C HolHster by Richard Ivins.
according to his own confession. The
crime was the subject of disruption on
the streets and on -street-cars and even 1
In downtown districts women appeared j
lit-rvous anu casi anxious glances) wnen
passing alley intersections in the dufk
of early evening. The admission of the
young fiend that he did not know Mrs.
HolHster and that it would have been the
same lo him had any other woman come
along just at that time makes hls'crlmc
appear more brutal.
Ivins is declared by the police to be
of a low type of humanity and a member
of a club of youths of the stamp who
loaf about the North Side. While telling
the story that may doom him to the gal
lows, he showed not the slightest re
morse. To him, apparently, it was as
commonplace a recital as though be was
telling of his wanderings about the North
Side on any evening of his life.
After signing his lengthy confession ho
was asked to read IL A half dozen police
officials and as many more newspaper
men sat In a ring around the man, watch
ing his evcrj move. But he read the
damning statement through without a
tremor of the voice or a change of color
on his checks. It might have been an
Impersonal story from a newspaper.
Judging from the Indifference with which
Ivins read It.
"I might as well admit it. I am
guilty," said Ivins. after first denying any
connectionwith the crime. "She resisted
me. Sho fought me. T had to choke her
to keep her stllL I don't know all that I
did. but I overpowered the woman."
There is still mystery surrounding the
whereabouts of Mrs. HolHster between
10:30 In the forenoon and about 7 In the
evening, when Ivins says he assaulted
and murdered her. A jeweler on the
North Side says he saw at 5:30 a woman
whom he took to be Mrs. HolHster, whom
he knew well, pass his store going from
her home. He greeted the woman, but Is
uncertain as to whether the greeting was
returned. This leads Mn. Holllster's
friends to believe ho was mistaken and
that she was at tliat lime either being
held prisoner somewhere or was even
then murdered and that her body was
brought after dark and placed where it
was found this morning. Their theory is
that others besides . Ivins are implicated.
A house to house visit Is being conduct
ed by a number of the dead woman's
friends. Including the Rev. W. H. Hall,
pastor of Wesleyan Methodist Church,
where Mrs. Hollistcr J?ang In the choir.
They hope to trace every movement of
the woman from the time she left Tier
home In the morning until she fell Into"
the hands of the brute who acknowledges
UP ANOTHER NOTCH
Leaders Propose to Raise Tar
iff Against Germany.
DINGLEY RATES MINIMUM
Only Question Is Which House of
Congress Shall Pass Bill First.
Retaliation Only Means of
WASHINGTON'. Jan. 13. The revival of
sentiment in favor of the enactment of a
maximum and minimum tariff to meet
any discriminations practiced by foreign
governments against the products of the
United States, resulted In a conference
betweon Senate and House leaders today
to determine where such legislation should
originate. This becomes an important
question at this session, for the reason
that the advocates of such a measure arc
desirous of having it firt considered in
the body most likely to accept it.
A tariff bill of this character ordinarily
would be construed as a measure affect
ing revenues and therefore entitled to
originate In the House. It has been ar
gued, nevertheless, that there Is a prece
dent for its Introduction In the Senate.
The precedent brought forward Is the
moat-inspection act of 1SP0. which author
ized the President to suspend Importation
of products of other countries making dis
criminations against those of the United
Raise It a Notch In Retaliation.
The maximum and minimum tariff bill,
as introduced by Representative McCIcary,
of Minnesota, provides that the minimum
tariff shall be the present schedules as
fixed by the Dlngley act. and that the
maximum shall be 23 per cent In addition
to these rates. The maximum, it is be
lieved, would prohibit any foreign coun
try from competing with countries re
ceiving the minimum rates, and only dif
fers from the act of IKK) in this, that one
provides for exclusion absolutely and the
other 4through the enforcement of pro
hlbitlvo schedules against discriminating
It Is not proposed to make the legisla
tion retaliatory, especially against Ger
many, but It Is asserted that the need of
such a measure is pressing as regards our
trade relations with that country.
Up to Congress Xow.
It may now be stated that the Admin
istration feels that It has exhausted every
effort legitimately within its power to
avert the application In March of the new
German tariff to American goods, and
that, if any relief is to be had, it must
come from Congress. Even the effort to
postpone the date of application of the
German act through an arrangement in
the nature of a modus vlvendl ameliorat
ing the Irksome customs regulations com
plained of by Germany has failed. Sec
retary Shaw Is still with his experts con
sidering some plan of relief in that mat
ter, but It Is admitted that what he can
do by administrative order Is not of suf
ficient importance from the German point
of view to warrant the hope that the data
of the operation of the German tariff act
can be postponed.
Great Trade In Danger.
Already some of tho large American
producers and exporting Interests have
addressed themselves to the Slate .Depart
ment in an appeal to be prepared against
what they fear Is the certain destruction
of their vast business. These people have
been told, as was ex-Senator Harris, of
Kansas, the other day, that the Executive
could do nothing more, that It was "up
Secretary Root for & time contemplated
the submission to Congress of a German
reciprocity treat'. He lias abandoned that
project, bccaue fee ku now definitely sat
isfied himself lhat there Is not the least
ground for hope that such a treaty would
PLEADS WITH THE TRUST
Mansfield Asks It to Open Theaters
BALTIMORE, Jan. 13. The Balti
more News prints this afternoon a let
ter addressed by Richard Mansfield,
who Is playing here, to Klaw &. Erlan
ger. theatrical managers In New York,
appealing to them to open their
theaters- to Madame Bernhardt.
"You would win general commenda
tion," writes Mr. Mansfield, "if you
placed the theaters you control at
Mme. Bernhardt's disposal, even If you
have to move other companies. The
policy of the theater should be to give
the public the best, regardless of all
party feeling, and to bar only what is
bad. For Mme. Bernhardt to play
nightly In a tent would be to endanger
her health and tho responsibility
would be lodged at your door and
America would be blamed as inhospit
able." HADLEY CHEERED IN CROWD
(Continued From Page 1.)
lng whether the two companies have
operated in Missouri In restraint of trade.
"Do you claim the stock in these com
panies Is owned by another company or
an Individual?" asked Justice Gilder
sleeve. "Both." replied Mr. Hadley. "and I as
sume your honor bases bis question upon
the absolute reliability of the statements
of facts as related by tho other side."
Mr. Hadley went on to say that the
special master In Missouri clearly ruled
that such questions as those asked Mr
Rogers are material. He described his
actions In this case in Missouri, and said
the issue is whether the respondents have
entered into a conspiracy for their own
benefit and to the detriment of all others
in that buslne.s. The question of ma
teriality was not taken before the court
of Missouri. It was not raised, he said.
He told the court that the objections to
his right to come to New York while the
Supreme Court question was pending are
not well founded. He came under the
sanction and approval of the highest
tribunal of his state.
Blames Rogers for Sensationalism.
"I don't believe lhat these gentlemen
of counsel here can have questioned the
motives of the highest judicial officer of
the state when they have never dared to
question them at home." declared Mr.
Hadley. "If there have been sensational
reports of these proceedings, they have
been due to the witness, Rogers, to his
flippancy, to his frivolity and the attempt
he made to show contempt for the highest
court of Missouri. He complains of a
flashlight picture having been taken, and
yet It Is a significant fact that the only
man In the room not astonished was Mr.
Mr. Rogers, he said, acted in a way to
Inflame the prejudices and passions of the
Applause for Hadley Suppressed.
"I am not to blame." said Mr. Hadley.
"If he saw fit to sow the wind and reaped
a whirlwind of disaster."
This statement ended Mr. Hadley's
speech, and the crowd of spectators.' fill
ing every seat and most of the standing
space, applauded until Justice Gilderaleevc
rapped loudly for order. The Justice said
there was doubt as to whether the ques
tion of materiality was before the Su
preme Court of Missouri, and that the
Issue before him depended on the settling
of tills debate. Mr. Curtis thereupon
asked permission to file on Monday a copy
of the record of the proceedings before
the Missouri court to substantiate the
claim of the defense that this question Is
before the Missouri court.
Mr. Rogers' counsel asked that In the
further examination of witnesses before
Commissioner Sanborn, no questions
should be asked bearing upon the point In
doubt until after Its settlement, and Mr.
Hadley agreed to this. The hearing was
then adjourned until Monday.
ROGERS CORRECTS HIMSELF
Hadley Gels Valtiahle Evidence and
Brings Pierce to Terms.
NEW YORK. Jan. 13. The taking of
testimony for use in the Missouri courts
In the attempt of that state to oust the
Standard Oil Company of Indiana, the
Waters-Pierce Oil Company and the Re
public Oil Company from doing business
In Missouri was resumed today.
Attorney-General Hadley. of Missouri,
announced that H. Clay Pierce, of the
Waters-Pierce Company, had agreed to
appear In the State of Missouri to have
his deposition faken at any time Mr. Had
D. IL D. Read was the first witness
called. He is a farmer, and said that at
one time he was connected with the
Standard OH Company: he had been an
accountant, superintendent of a refinery
and traveling auditor. He said he had
been employed by Wade Hampton. He
did not know by which Standard OH Com
pany Mr. Hampton was employed. On
three, separate occasions, the witness said,
he audited the books of the Waters
Pierce Oil Company In St. Louis on order
of Wade Hampton. He reported the re
sult of the first audit to W. P. McKee. at
26 Broadway. On the second audit, he re
ported to Mr. White, also at ZS Broadway.
He said Mr. McKee afterward became an
officer of the Republic OH Company.
At this juncture It was announced that
Mr. Rogers wished to come In and answer
certain questions which he had previously
refused to answer. He had been asked,
he said, whether he had. In 1S04. any busi
ness transaction with IL Clay Pierce,
whereby he had secured for himself or the
Standard Oil Company the stock of the
T refused on the advice of counsel
solely." said Mr. Rogers, "and I am now
informed that this refusal may injure Mr.
Pierce. I wish to stato that neither in
1KK nor at any other time did I have such
a transaction with Mr. Pierce." Mr. Rog
ers was ordered to return at the next
Francis D. Carlcy, the next witness, tes
tified to his purchase of the Missouri.
Kansas & Texas Tank Line Company.
Albert A. Smith, who said he was a
.stenographer employed In the Hall of Rec
ords of New York City, said he had been
employed at 25 Broadway from 1503 to
1S03. As a stenographer In tho office of
W. E. Bemls, he received dictation of
letters addressed, to both the Waters
Pierce Company and the Republic Oil
Company, coriccrnlng the usual, general
and ordinary conduct of the business. He
never allowed the names of cither com
pany to appear in the carbon copies of
On cross-examination. Mr. Smith ad
mitted that he bad been discharged by
the Standard Oil Company, but said be
would tell no one why.
An adjournment was taken until .Jan
uary DO, at which time Mr. Hadley and
the oil company's lawyers will return to
Another Constantino Arrested.
CHICAGO. Jan. 13. A man whom the
police suspect t bo Frank J. Constanttne..
the murderer of Mrs. A. TV. Gentry, was
today arrested and Is now held at the
police statten la the suburb ef Chicago
.Height, 3S mi lee frem tale cky.
OLDEST MAN IN
Mr. Isaac Brock, 117
ISAAC BROCK, a citizen of McLen
nan County. Texas, has lived for
For many years he resided at Bosque
Falls, eighteen miles west of Waco,
but now lives with his son-in-law at
Valley Mills, Texas.
Some time ago. by request. Uncle
Isaac came to Waco and sat for his
picture, holding in his hand a stick
cut from the grave of General Andrew
Mr. Brock is a dignified old gentle
man, showing few signs of decrepi
tude. His family Bible Is still presorved.
and it shows that the date of his birth
was written 117 years ago.
Ask Your Druggist
CA.VAI. CO.H3IISSIO.V FROWNS OX
HIS APPOINTS! EXT.
Shout IMnn lo Retire From Itnllmad
and tJIve Entire Time to
AVASHINGTON. Jan. 13. Chalrmnn
Millard, of the Senate committee on
interoceanic canals, today received
from President Roosevelt the advance
copy of the recommendation.s of t'nc
consulting board of engineers relating
to the type of canal most feasible,
which report had been promised for
use In examining Chief Engineer Ste
vens, when he appears before the
canal committee on Tuesday next. At ;
tne special request of the President,
the members of the committee will not
disclose the contents of the report.
It Is said to have developed that a
majority of the committee Is opposed
to confirming the nomination of Jo
seph B. BishOn to bo a memher nf the
Isthmian Canal Commission. The com- I
M I . I. I . X. .t
""vi-. it. is niu, iius nu uujccLiun per
sonally to Mr. Bishop and believes
that, while theoretically he may be
qualified to serve on the commission,
he is unfitted for the position for the
reason that his life profession has
been of a character that would not give
nim tne requisite experience.
No serious objection to the confirma- 1
lion of Theodore P. Shonts as chair- I
man of tne commission has been man
ifested, but It is said the mcmbors of
the committee are agreed that the
chairman of the commission should not
be engaged In any other occupation
than that of managing the canal af
fairs. The fact that Mr. Shonts has
not resigned the presidency of the
Clover Leaf Railroad has been consid
ered, but information has reached the
committee that Mr. Shonts is not now
accepting a salary from the road and
that the duties he Is performing for
It arc In the direction of terminating
r.Is connection and surrendering the
CHALLENGER IS WRECKED
Astoria -Bound Hnrk Is Lost on Jap
HIOGO. Jan. 12. The bark Challenger.
Captain Peterson, was broken up during
a severe storm today.
She was bound from this port for As
toria. Or., and Alaska, and was owned in
WRECK HURTS ACTRESSES
Special Collides "With Log Train and
AYomcn Arc Maimed.
SELMA. Ala., Jan. 13. A special train
consisting of two Pullmans and two bag
gage cars, tarrying the "Little Johnny
Jones" Company from here to Pensacola.
was wrecked between Monroe and Rep
ton, Ala.. 71 miles south of here on a
branch line of the Louisville & Nashville
at 5:10 A. M. today. The. wreck was the
result of a collision between the special
and a log train through a. misusder
t lading of orders. Only, taxse the
Escaped the Terrors
Many Winters By
Years Old Last Birthday.
Horn before the United States
Savr 22 Presidents elected.
Pe-ni-na hn protected hi in from
all sadden changes.
Veteran of four Tram.
Shod a horse when IW years old.
Alway conquered the grip YItH
Wltnesn In a land suit at the ace
4 of 310 years.
t neHeve Pe-ru-na the greatest
I remedy of the age for catarrhal
for Free Peruna
company were Injured and they are now
in the hospital at Pensacola. Their names
are: Miss Maddock. Miss Thomas and
Although the scenery and baggage
were Injured. It did not prevent the per
formance In Pensacola tonight.
BLOW GIVEN BALFOUR.
(Continued From Page 1.)
other going to a Laborlte. Elsewhere
In the manufacturing districts in Lan
cashire and Yorkshire the Liberals
took seats from Unionist candidates.
Two London constituencies voted to
day. Newington and Walworth, the
last named resulting in a Liberal gain.
One of the most remarkable re-
Arthur J. Balfoar. ex-Britlah Pre
mier. Defeated for Re-EIectloa to
versals was at Halifax. Of the two
seats, one hitherto had been held by
a Unionist, but today one Liberal and
one Laborlte were returned.
Seventy-three constituencies will
vote next Monday, including 20 in
London and all those In Leeds and the
other important centers In which seats
of members and former members of
the Cabinet and of a number of promi
nent mcnof both parties are Involved.
Free traders at Birmingham, who
attempted to engage in an anti-Chamberlain
demonstration this afternoon,
were roughly handled. A mob of
tariff reformers effectually prevented,
the delivery of speeches, tried to duck
the leaders of the free traders In a
fountain and ultimately routed them.
A strong body of police Intervened and
prevented serious fighting, which at
one time threatened to be the outcome
of the political warfare.
St. Petersburg's "Red Sunday."
A painting of St. Petersburg's "Red
Sunday," January 22. 1905. SO by 18 feet,
the work of the distinguished Polish
painter, Albert de Kossak, la on view In
& London art gallery. The Standard says
of it: "Seldom has a picture dealing with
such a number of figures been treated
with, such artistic success."
I- 19k IfcA
N speakinar of his good health an1
extreme old age, Mr. Brock says:
"After a man has lived In the
world as long as I have, he ought to
have found out a great many things by
experience. I think I have done so.
"One of the thine. I have foand out
to mT entire natlMfactlon In the propel
thing for ailments that are due direct
ly to the effect of the climate. For
117 years I have Trtthntood.the change
able climate of the United States.
"I have always been a very healthy
man. but, of course, subject to the af
fections which are due to sudden
changes in the climate and tempera
ture. During my long life I have
known a great many remedies for
coughs, colds and diarrhoea.
"A for Dr. Hnrtman' remedy, Pe
rnnn, I have found It to be the best, If
not the only, reliable remedy for these
affectlonn. It ha been my atandby for
many years, and I attribute my Kod
health and extreme old age to. this
"It exactly meets all my require
ments, it protects me from the evil
effects of sudden changes; It keeps me
in good appetite; It gives me strength;
It keeps my blood In good circulation.
I have come to rely upon It almost en
tirely for the many little things for
which I need medicine.
"When epidemics of la grippe first
began to make their appearance In this
country I was a sufferer from this dis
ease. "I had neveral long Mesea rrrlth the
grip. At ttrnt I did not know that
Peruaa was a remedy for this dlaeane.
"When I heard that la prrlppe -was epi
demic catarrh. I tried Peruna for la
grippe and found It to be just the
In a later letter. Mr. Brock writes;
"I am well and feeling as well as i
have for years. The only thing that
bothers me is my sight. If I could seo
better I could walk all over the farm,
and it would do me good. I would not
be without Peruna."
When old age comes, it brings with
it catarrhal diseases. Systemic ca
tarrh is almost universal in old people.
This explains why Peruna has become
so Indispensable to many old people.
Mrs. S. D. Foss. 116 S. E., 6th street.
Minneapolis. Minn., writes:
"I wish to congratulate you on your
"I am an old man. SI years of age. I
have been a sufferer of catarrh of the
stomach for over two yearst but since
I have commenced to take your rem
edy I have been steadily Improving un
til now I can safely say I feel no more
of my old trouble."
Almanac for 1906.
OREGON TRAIN IS WRECKED
PORTLAND - BOUND EXPRESS
RUXS INTO SLIDE.
Engineer Tayton and Fireman Ted
Johnson, or Portland, Slightly
Hurt Wreck Trains Sent.
COW CREEK STATION. Jan. 13.
(Special.) Southern' Pacific train No.
16. from San Francisco to Portland,
was wrecked at this place at 10 o'clock,
by running head on into a large land
slide. The train was running under double
nead at the time and In rounding the
curve came upon the slide so suddenly
that the- brakes could not prevent a
Head engine No. 2198. In charge o
Engineer Tayton and Fireman Ted
Johnson, was badly battered up but
not derailed. Both englncmen were
slightly injured in the accident.
A special wrecking train was sent
from Portland and another from Rose
burg, but It will be daylight before the
track can be cleared and the train sent
on to its destination.
The largest chain cable ever made is beinc
constructed for one of the new Cunard tur
bines. Each link weighs 160 pounds.
Dr. Humphreys' Seventy
Seven breaks up Colds and
The mild weather makes it
all the more necessary that you
should carry a vial of "Seventy
seven" to offset your carelessness,
as a preventive against taking
A dose of "77" at the begin
ning will break up your cold and
prevent it running into the more
serious Grip, Catarrh, Bronchitis
or even Pneumonia . y
"77" breaks up colds that hang
At Druggists, cents, or mailed.
Humphreys' Homeo. Medicine Co., Cor.
William and John Streets. New York.
Honesty is the best policy :
Your grocer's"; moneyback.