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THE SUNDAY OREGOXIAX, PORTLAND, JANUARY 14, lOG.
TIL AS II JOKE
Grins Broadly When State
ments of Witnesses Take
a Humorous Turn.
MOTHER A PATHETIC FIGURE
Little Woman in Black Follows the
Testimony on the Murder of
111 Trif ITucltnrifl Willi ln in
BY W. G. MACRAE.
GRANT'S PASS. Or.. Jan. 13. (Start
Correspondence.) Jaspor Jennings, who Is
being tried for the murder of his father,
will take the witness-stand. Attorney D.
H. Norton, counsel for Jennings, made
this statement this afternoon just before
court convened after the noon recess. The
prisoner took the stand during the after
noon, but the jury was taken from the
room while he explained to the court how
he came to sign a number of statements
produced by District Attorney Reames.
Attorney Norton objected to the intro
ducing of these statements, because, he
contended, they had been obtained from
the prisoner by duress and while he was
held a prisoner in the Jail and denied
cither legal counsel or the advice of his
friends. Judge H. K. Hanna ruled out one
of these statements and admitted another.
When the courtroom doors were thrown
open this morning it seemed as if the
whole feminine population of Grant's Pass
was present. Men, women and children
occupied every available seat in the
courtroom, stood three and four dep
along the sides of the room, and finally
filled the aisles. It was a curious crowd,
and it was constantly shifting and mov
ing about for vantage points to study the
Face Without Character.
Little good the study of Jennings did
them. for. unless his eyes can be seen, the
face is without character. He is a blond,
and, now that he has his mustache shaved
off, he would easily pass for a boy 19 years
old. He is dressed in a green suit and
has the appearance of being proud of the
fact that he is the center of attraction.
The enormity of the crime with which
he is charged sits lightly on his shoulders.
Innocent or guilty. Jasper Jennings sees
not the shadow of the gallows confront
ing him. His close confinement in the jail
is an Inconvenience, the trial a Joke in
which he Is the center figure, and the
murder of his father a circumstance which
occasions no grief not as much as if the
poorest canine had been killed.
Seated close at his side in the dingy
courtroom is his mother, a frail bit of
womanhood dressed in black. All da'y she
watched Jasper and listened intently to
the testimony as each witness in turn told
his story and wove closer and closer the
link of circumstantial evidence around her
son. She came here last week from the
Nortli Carolina home where she went
when she and her husband separated. A
stranger happening Into the courtroom
and not knowing that Jasper Jennings
was on trial would be almost led to be
lieve it was the little woman in black
whose fate was in the balance.
Smiles Arc Checked.
Jasper appears Indifferent to the testi
mony offered, and he smiled several times
when some of the state's witnesses cre
ated a laugh. His attitude did not change
until the testimony of L. B. Wickersham.
superintendent of the Granite Hill mine,
was given, which went to prove that when
Newton Jennings was murdered he wjrVJ
asleep with his back to the door: that the
person who held the rifle must have
stepped into the room and fired the shot,
and not through the door. In this testi
mony the state gave an inkling of how
it hoped to connect Dora Jennings with
the killing of her father.
Mr. Wickersnam stated that when
he was called to the Jennings cabin,
iie found the dead man with the right
side of his head partially torn away,
that a portion of tile brains were de
posited on his left breast. The brains,
so the witnesses stated, must have
been placed there, and the testimony
went far to bear out the contention of
the District Attorney that Jennings'
body had been moved after he had been
Body Handled After JIurdcr.
The state has gone on the theory that
after the shot was. fired the body was
turned over and left facing the door,
so as to create the impression that
the shot had been fired through the
door. The course that the bullet took
and tne fact that when Jennings was
found the front part of his face on the
right side was torn away by the bul
let go far toward proving: that the mur
dered man was shot from behind. The
bullet was found lodged In the pillow,
and In spite of the fact that it had
passed through the feathers in the pil
low Jt Is alleged hair was found still
clinging to the flattened part of the
Among the other witnesses to tes
tify today was Miss Blanche Roberts,
Jasper's sweetheart. She smiled all
through the examination and created
quite a laugh when in answer to a
question by District Attorney Reames
as to 'why Jasper came to see her on
the night of tbe murder she said:
"He came to see me, of course."
The crowd broke out in rf loud guf
faw. Judge Hanna, after rapping for
"We are not putting on a farce here
and the courtroom must be quiet."
The girl admitted she was engaged
to Jasper and the prisoner smiled at
his fiancee as she tripped lightly from
Testimony Aids the Defense.
Nearly all the witnesses who testi
fied today had told thel.r story before
the Coroner' jury and ihe only sur
prise of the trial came when John
Evitt repudiated his statement of the
time when he heard the shot, made by
bim before the Coroner's inquest. In
the statement Evitt stated that he be
lieved it was between 12 and 1 o'clock
when lie heard the shot. He testified to
day that it must have been, about 4
o'clock. He denied having made the
former statement of time.
F'xJne tne time at i o'clock helps the
prlfconer, for he-was- home and .in bed
at that hour. Evitt was in a cabin about
63 feet from the Jennings cabin, .where
the killing took place. The stae has
only a few more witnesses and -as the
defense has but few, it Is expected the
case will go tp4 the jury Monday evening.
RAILROAD OX THE TAXAXA
Artlclesof Incorporation or Alaska
Road Filed at Olymplu.
OLTMPIA. Wash.. Jan. 13. (Special.)
A railroad from the mouth of the Copper
River, In Alaska.- to Fairbanks, thence
down the Tanana River and across the
Yukon to a point to be selected. Is the
project of the Copper River Railway Com
pany, a 57.000.000 corporation which filed
articles today. The articles give the com
pany the reserve right to also build a
branch down the White River. The in
corporators arc H. MIddagh and Samuel
Murchlson, of Seattle.
Many Defects in the Plant.
CE.N'TRALIA, Wash- Jan. 13. (Spe
cial.) A committee of representative
business men visited the Ccntralia
water plant Saturday afternoon, with
a view of arriving at some conclusion
for the improvement of the system.
Many defects were found in the plant
and boiler-room and the gentlemen,
who were J. E. Lease. Theodore Hoss.
F. T. McXItt. William Scales. J. R.
Burton. George Miller, Dan Salzer. Wil
liam Christcnsen. Bar and E. A.
Courneyer. are now preparing a plan
to submit to the Centralla Council next
A suggestion that the city should
put In Its own water supply system
will probabb' be made. IT this Is not
taken up. local business men may form
a stock company to buy out the Ccn
tralia Water Supply Company.
KILLS FRIEND IN SCUFFLE
HERBRItT HEIDEI.. OF HII.I.SHORO,
OVERCOME WITH GKIEK.
Corner of Counter in 1-Yrdntorc In
1'orccd Into Abdomen of
II. 1M Ifartrampf.
H1LLSBORO. Jan. 13. fSpecial.)
Henry L. riartrampf, aged 21 yoars,
died In this city at 11:30 today, the re
sult of injuries received while In a
friendly scuffle with an employe. Her
bert Heidel. The young mon hud been
wrest'.Ing in HartrampTs feed store
Wednesday, and Hartrampf had re
turned to the office and whs leaning
over the right angle corner of the
counter when the Heidel boy In a spirit
or play, jumped on his back. The
sharp edge of the counter corner In
flicted a fatal abdomlnaj wound.
The young man was a general favor
ite and was succeeding finely in busi
ness. He was a son of Mr. and Mrs.
J. W. Hartrampf. estimable people,
who reside In North Hillsboro.
The Heidel boy Is noarly prostrated
with grief, but no one attaches any
particular blame to him. as it appears
to have been an unavoidable accident.
ALL PIIECENDENT IS UPSET
Date or .Seattle Republican Conven
tion Is Set Ahead.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Jan. 13.-(Specia!.)-The
Republican city central committee to
day changed the dates of the city con
vention from February 21 to February J.
to be in a better position to meet the" at
tacks of the Municipal Ownership Con
vention, which will assemble next Satur
day. Then tonight Chairman Otto Case,
who has been stirring up trouble ever
since the first committee meeting gave
one delegate-st-large In each precinct,
sent out a telephone oall and switched
the dates ahead to February 16. because
the city registration would not be over
until that time.
The apportionment will be one delegate
for every 20 Republican votes cast at the
last municipal convention, and there
will be no allotment of delegates-Ht-large.
In addition four delegates are allowed the
First Ward for South Seattle annexed a
short time aco. Thfe Elehth u'urH
given one of the old Ninth's delegates, to
compensate It for that portion of the
Ninin annexed to tne Eighth when new
ward lines were drawn br the CJtv
Fred C. Harper was Indorsed by the
committee for Collector of Customs and
Frank Twitehell given the committees
approval In his fight to be named Regis
ter of the Seattle Land Office. A resolu
tion asking that the question of nominat
ing candidates by direct primary be re
ferred to a committee of attorneys was
laid on the table by a vote of 10 to 2.
In reconvening and entirely changing
the scope of the original call for the con
vention the Republican committee upset
all precedent and established what nhrewd
and older political mnnagcrs fear mav be
a dangerous practice.
Whitley Guilty or Manslaughter.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.. Jan. 18.
(Speclal.) The case of Joe Whitley, col
ored, who was tried here this week on the
charge of killing Edwin Curtis, a white
man. at Topenish last Summer, went to
the Jury at 3:30 this afternoon. The evi
dence of the state showed that Whitley
met Curtis on the street near the drug
store of W. L. Shearer, of Topenish. and
after a few words Whitley pulled out a
revolver and shot Curtis three times.
There were several eyewitnesses, and
they all say that Curtis was unarmed and
made no defense. The defendant attempt
ed to show that he shot In self-defense,
that Curtis had a knife up his sleeve and
had made a move toward him when he
fired the deadly shots. The whole week
was consumed In the trial of the case.
W. T. Davis, foreman of the Jury, ren
dered a verdict of manslaughter. Sen
tence will not be pronounced until Janu
ary 23. Prosecutlnc- Attornev Vniii nmi
Judge Rlggs were gotten out of bed to!
near ine veraict tonignu H. J. Snlvoley,
attorney for the defense, says he will ap
peal the case to the Supreme Court In
order to test the constitutionality of the
new jury law.
District Association Is Favored.
MMINNVILLE. Or.. Jan. 13. (Spe
cial.) At the annual meeting of the
District School Officers' Association of
Yamhill County, held yesterday, at
which 50 school officers were present,
resolutions were unanimously adopted
requesting State Superintendent Acker
man to prepare a bill to be presented
to the next Legislature, providing for
the establishment of school district of
ficers' Associations In all the counties
and providing that a representa
tive of each school district board shall
receive compensation from the general
fund of the county for attendance at
the unnual meeting of such associa
tions. Daagers of a Cold aad How to Avoid Them.
More fatalities have their origin In or
result from a cold than from anv other
.cause. This fact .alone should make peo
ple more careful, as there Is no danger
whatever from a cold when it is properly
treated In the beginning. For many years
Chamberlain's Cough Remedy has been
irecognlzed as the most prompt and effect
ual medicine in use for tills disease. It
jaets on nature's plan, loosens the cough.
Telleves the lungs, opens the secretions
nd alas nature In restoring the system
to a healthy coBdltloa. Sola by all druggists.
PRISON DAYS OVtR
Mrs. Niese Pardoned After Ten
Years in Penitentiary.
MURDERED HER INFANT
Husband, Convicted JoIntJyWIth Her,
Committed Suicide In Uie Stevens
County Jail After Sentence
Had Been Pronounced.
OLTMPIA, Wash., Jan. 13. (Special.)
Mrs. Hattie Niese, principal In a mur
der case that was a state-wide sensation
In 1893 and 1S?6. was paroled by Governor
Mead today after she had served about
10 years' actual time In the penitentiary
Mrs. Niese' and her husband murdered
their Infant child In Stevens County In
1S35. its death being caused by brutal
tortures. Both were tried for murder and
both were convicted of murder In the
second degree. Niese committed suicide In
the Stevens County Jail after sentence
had been passed on both. Mrs. Niese
was sentenced to 20 years at hard labor,
and with good time allowance, her term
would have expired In two years, 14
months and IS days from the date of her
The woman, wh'o Is a German, has been
an excellent prisoner, but her mental
condition is not of the best, and the like
lihood that longer Imprisonment would
produce insanity was one of the reasons
for granting the parole. Another Influ
ence of weight with the Governor was a
letter written by Jesse Arthur, the trial
Judge, who Is now practicing law In Bat
tle Creek. Mich.
Judge Arthur says he has not the slight
est doubt but that Mrs. Niese participat
ed in the tortures of their chlW and
was equally responsible with her husband
for Its death. He expresses the opinion
that she was of weak mind and character
and was completely dominated by her
husband. In this consideration and be
lieving that ten years was sufficient pun
ishment for her. he signed her applica
tion. The Governor also granted parole to
Aquiltar Justus, sentenced In Chchalls
County. January. 1MM. to five yoars for
robbery. Justus is not of legal age. and
this was his first crime.
BEETS MAY BE RAISED.
Garfield Farmers Are Shown Bene
fits to the Soil.
GARFIELD. Wash... Jan. 1. (Spe
cial.) The farmers of Garfield held mi
enthusiastic meeting at the opera
house this evening. Mayor -McClure pre
sided, with R. C McCroskey aa secre
tary. Addresses were made by Mr. Lar
son, manager of the-Cerbiii beet sugar
factory at Waverly; by Mr. George.
Mr. Ilayncs and A. D. Thayer, of Wav
eHy. The obj-ct of the meeting was
to Interest the Garfield farmers In rais
ing sugar beets.
Two of the speakers, who arc prac
tical farmers. wre wbeatrateer for
many years, for the past six yeacs they
have" mined sugar beets and they do
elare they have made a profit of $5
per acre more raising bqets than
wheat, besides keeping their land in
a hlgner state of cultivation and free
from .veeda. They said that by plant
ing beets in Summer fallowed land a
much larger crop of wheat would be
produced the next season.
Mr. Corblr.'s factory has a capacity
of 50.000 tons of boots annually and
so far has been able to secure but 20.
009 tons, or one-half of the capacity
of the plant The price paid the farm
ers for a ton of beets is 55.25. but if
Mr. Corbin can get the farmers a'long
the line of the Spokane & Inland road
to plant C000 acres annually he will pay
them ?G per ton.
The farmers of Garfield are pleased
with the proposal, and Mayor McGiilre,
who I j. prominent farmer, says he
believes a large acreuge will be plant
ed here this season. Senator McCros
key said: "I am considering the pro
posal and may plant 100 acres to beets
as an experiment." Many other prom
inent wheatgrowers are getting inter
ested and it is expected that a largo
acreage will be planted all along the
line of the electric road.
CAMERON IS MADE CHAIRMAN
Walla Walla Republican Committee
in Session Behind Closed Doors.
WALLA. WALLA. Wash.. Jan. 13.
(Special.) The Republican County- Cen
tral Committee for Walla Walla met this
afternoon in the office of Judge Huffman
In the Courthouse, and after a Trlendly
contest elected Alexander Cameron, a
well-known farmer, of a small precinct
south of the city, as chairman to fill the
vacancy caused by the resignation of the
former chairman. The only other candi
date for the position was J. K. Wilson.
Everj member of every precinct was rep
resented either In person or by proxy, and
while the meeting was held behind closed
doors, there are no reports of any dis
agreements except a friendly one over
who should be the new chairman.
Chairman Cameron stated this evening
that he will announce his executive com
mittee within a few days. Petitions were
presented for the appointment of new
committeemen In some of the precincts.,
where the members are reported to have
moved. They were referred to the chair
man and the new executive committee for
consideration. The new chairman Js a
lifelong friend of Senator Ankeny.
FLED WITH THE BALD BUGLER
Salvation Army Lassie Succumbs to
the Flame or Love.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Jan. 13. (Special.)
To the glad shouting of hallelujahs, the
sounding of cymbals and the clashing of
brasses, the fire of love was kindled and
grew Into tierce flames in the hearts of
Edna Powell, aged 23, a member of the
Spokane Salvation Army corps, and
Bugler Rcstall. aged 40 and bald, of the
same corps. The matter was reported
to the police last night by Rev. H. D.
Brown, of 194S Eighth avenue West, pas
tor of the Church of the Nazarene.
Throwing off their religious scruples
and braving the condemnation of rela
tives and friends, the two are said to
have fled from Spokane December 1. and
It Is thought are now living In this city.
Edna Powell Is a girl of medium build.
She nas brown hair and blue eyes. Her
eyes are weak! and she Is forced to wear
glasses. Her parents live in Spokane, and
It Is reported to the police that because
her relations with other members of her
family were unpleasant, she sought her
own way in the world, and had a hard
time of it.
EXPENSES REFUSED ASSESSOR.
Walla Walla Will Not Be Rcpre-
sentcd at State Meeting-.
WALLA WALLA. Wash.. Jan. IX
(Special.) R. J. Bcrryman, County As
sessor of Walla Walla County, a Republi
can, his referred his application for ex-
Don't mistake our mean
ing. In urging you to save
we don't want you to be
come stingy or miserly.
Spend what Is reasonably
necessary, but remember
that you may get sick or
lose your position. Then
you will realize the value
of a savings account.
WE PAY 4 INTEREST
We Transact a General Bank
Sixth and Mormon Streets
W. II. MOORE. President
E. E. LYTLE. Vlce-Praldent
W. COOPER MORRIS. Cashier.
W. H. Moore. E. E. LyU.
Leo Friede. TV. H- ConInd.
W. Coever Monii-
pense money to attend the state meeting
of the Assessors of Washington to the
State Tax Commission. A majority of
the Board of Commissioners for Walla
Walla County are Democrats, and they
recently flatly refused to pay the ex
penses of the Assessor to Olympla. The
meeting of the Assessors has been called
by the Tax Commission, which has gen
eral supervision over the assessment and
taxation affairs In the state, and Assessor
Berryman notified the Commission that
as the Board of County Commissioners
did not see fit to pay the expense of the
trip he did not eel like attending.
The Tax Commission wrote the County
Commissioners, and the letter was made
public here today. Among other things
tho letter says:
"We are not prepared to believe that
you would Indulge In a penny-wise policy
where the benefits to be obtained are so
great as In this case. But. however, if
you still persist In this Idea, after our
assurance to you of the Importance of
having your County Assessor here, the re
sponsibility of your county coming out be
hind at the meeting of the Stale Board of
Equalization must rest with you."
It is understood to be the intention of
the State Tax Commission to secure as
nearly an equitable assessment all over
the state as possible, and they allege
the only way to do this Is to hold a meet
ing of all the Assessors and secure an
agreement from each that a certain basis
of valuation will be used In making the
There promises to be a clash between
the Commission and the County Commis
sioners before the Summer is over on
EUGENE TO HAVE Y. 31. C. A.
'Rtiijdlng to Cost $25,000 Will Be
Erected Tills Summer.
EUGENE, Or.. Jan. -(Specials-Articles
of Incorporation of the Young Men's
Christian Association of Eugene were filed
with County Clerk Lee this afternoon.
The incorporators are: Samuel Roome,
P. I Campbell and F. L. Chambers, and
the objects and business as set forth. In
the articles arc as follows:
"The spiritual. Intellectual, social and
physical welfare of young men. and to
that end the object of the corporation
shall be to buy. own. sell and mortgage
real estate, to purchase, own. erect, con
struct, manage, operate and maintain
suitable buildings in which to- conduct
reading-rooms, gymnasiums, swimming
tanks and any and atl other things neces
sary, suitable or convenient to carry the
foregoing purpose Into effect."
The soliciting committee which has been
listing members has met with remarkable
success, and sufficient funds are now
pledged to Insure the success of the asso
ciation. It is the intention immediately to
secure plans for a fine building, to cost
In the neighborhood of E5.000. The build
ing will be completed during the coming
Summer, and will be modern In every par
ticular, and supply all demands for years
For lnlcr-Sociciy Debates.
CASCADE LOCKS, Or.. Jan. 13.-(Spe-clal.)
"Why should not the debating so
cieties and literary societies In the towns
along the O. R- & X. come together, and
arrange a schedule of debates Just as eas
lly.as tney could a schedule of football or
baseball games?" was a question pro
pounded and discussed before the Cascade
Locks Literary Society last night, and It .
was at length decided to approach other '
societies In neighboring towns and find
out their feelings In the matter.
Most of the speakers agreed that there
was no reason why teams fit debaters of
two or three should not meet teams from
other places. In debates, and return de
bates; and all thought that a course of
such debates would be immensely bene
ficial to the towns engaging in them.
Honor for Oregon's Governor.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 11 (3pecIal.)-Gover- j
uvi v-ii.iiuuvi Mini iiia .iwvciiivu 111 tui
tion to act as temporary chairman of the
"Seeing America" conference, to be held
at Salt. Lake. January 23. The Invitation
came today in a telegram from Governor
John C. Cutler, of Utah, and President
Hcber M. Wells, of the Salt Lake Com
mercial Club, who have charge of the ar
rangements. The purpose of the confer
ence Is to devise means of attracting at
tention to the natural wonders and scenic
beauties of America, with a view to In
ducing tourists to vsnend their time and.
money in this country instead of going
Miss Laufnian Wins Prize.
M'MINNVILLE COLLEGE. McMinn
vllle. Or.. Jan. 13. (Special.) The annual
oratorical contest between juniors and
seniors, for the class of '94 prize, was held
In the college chapel last night. First
prize was awarded Miss Florence Lauf
nian, 0G. and second prize to Dolph Olds,
Astoria Moral "Wave Ebbs.
ASTORIA, 6r.. Jan. 13.-SpecIaI.)-The
moral wave which struck Astoria several
months ago Is apparently a an end. and
tonight, for the first time In nearly a
year, slot machines of all kinds are run
ning without Interference from the au
thorities.' Paeifie Coast Telegraphic Briers.
Spokane. Wash. By declalon of the Re
ceiver and Register of the UnncJ States Land
Office at Coeur .d'AIeae City. Idaho, the
Northern Pacific loses right to 51.500.000 worth
of land declared to be mineral In character.
XtaUaa. Or. By the bursting of a flywheel.
Charles Bach's let; was badly shattered and
the Gerllnser sa?rm!l! al Falls City eamewhat
La Grande. Or. Charred by the La Grande
Drug Company with larceny of 5000 worth or
nock from their Summervllle More. It. M.
Gastrin is In Jail In default of ball.
The Dalles. Or. M. D. Fannlnston. post
master at "VVreathuro. -40 years o a;e. has
gone violently Intane.
The Dalles. Or. In a shooting afTalr near
Nanee. IS miles south of The DalletL Joe
Craft, Myron Butler and a man named Jcaes
were the principal?. It ts reported Butler
and Jones were attempting- to force their
way through- Craft's Uad when a quarrel
occurred, tmtaatlag Is the exchange of
afcout S sfcou. Joaes was wed.
IE you 'have been looking for
bargains in men's clothes, here'
they arc; nothing rcservecj;
everything gpes, including the
staples; blue serges and black un
$12.50 Suit, Overcoat or
.Raincoat reduced to
$1S.00 Suit, Overcoat or
Raincoat reduced to
$25.00 Suit. Overcoat or
Raincoat reduced to
$:J0,00 Suit, Overcoat or
Raincoat reduced to
Sam'l Rosenblatt 6 Co.
Corner Third and Morrison Streets
PAYS HP DELINQUENCY
NEW YORK CORPORATION OWNS
.MUCH OREGON PROPERTY.
Forced by the I.nw to Pay License
Fees, After Lous Correspondence
With Secretary of State.
SALEM. Or.. Jan. 13. (Special.) The E.
Clemens Hoist Company today paid into
the State Treasury about $500 in delin
quent corporation fees, that company hav
ing failed up to this date to comply with
the provisions of the corporation license
tax law. The company Is a New York
concern, but owih much real and personal
property in Oregon, and has extensive
business interests here.
Cnder the provisions of the corporation
law. the company could not legally trans
act business In this state or enforce Its
rights in the courts unless It had first
paid Its license fees. After some lengthy
correspondence with the Secretary of
State, the company paid Its delinquent
fees. The articles of incorporation tiled
this week were as follows:
The St. Johns Title. Abstract & Trnsr
Companv: principal ortlce. St. Johns. Or.;
capital stock, JocCO; Incorporators. Willis
H. Moxon. F. J. Moxon nnd S. V. Parker.
Medford Dray & Transfer Company:
principal office, iledford. Or.; capital
stocK. C0: incorporators. H. M. Coes, A.
C. Bailey and L. A. Martin.
Northwestern Land & Water Company;
principal of flee. Medford. Or.: capital
stock. JlO.ttX): Incorporators. Jessie W.
Coss. H. M. Coss and A. C. Bailey.
Sigma Nu Alumni Association or the
University or Oregon: principal dfllce. Eu
gene. Or.; capital stock. TiC00r4ncorpont
tors. Luke L. Goodrich, Scth M. Kerron
and Fred Stelwcr.
Campbell &. Evans; principal office.
Portland. Or.; capital siock. $10.CC0: In
corporators. Clyde Evans. W. Campbell
and Henrv H. Hurst.
Umatilla River Water-Users' Associa
tion; principal office. Hermlston. Or.: cap
ital stock. JJtO.COO: Incorporators. J. F.
McNaught. D. C. Brownell. H. T. Irvln.
1. A. Esteb. Louis Scholl. Jr., Al C. Craw
ford and H. O. Newport.
Clarke-Wocdward Drug Company; prin
cipal office. Portland. Or.; capital stock.
SKO.WO: Incorporators. Louis G. Clarke.
William F. oodward and E. I Clarke.
Independent Steamship Company; prin
cipal office. Portland. Or.: capital stock.
S10CO: Incorporators.-.Harry Young. W. H.
Patterson and R. A. Hume.
Oregon City & Farmers Independent
Telephone Company; principal office. Ore
gon City, Or.; capital stock. 53000: Incor
porators. W. H. Bonney, C. G. Huntley.
Hugh S. Mount and E. G. Caufleld.
The Tonseth Company: principal office.
Portland. Or.: capital stock. 523.CQ0: Incor
porators. Birger Tonseth. Cornelius Ton
soth and F. A. Rasch.
The Simple Voting Machine Company:
principal office. Portland. Or.; capital
stock. 5100.COO: Incorporators. Nelson
Smith. F. M. Mellck and Walter Smith.
Hamblln-Wheeler Clothing Company:
principal office. McMInnvllle. Or.; capital
stock. I30.CO5: Incorporators. C. R. Hamb
Hn. D. E. Wheeler and E. H. Hamblin.
Grand Ronde Valley Fruitgrowers'
Union: principal office. La Grande. Or.:
capital stock. 5200: Incorporators. C. D.
Huffman. L. Oldenburg and J. A. Thron
son. E. C!emens-Hont Company: Incorpo
Dr. Pierce's Favorite Prescription
Is a powerful, invigorating tonic Impart
ing health and strength In particular
to the organs distinctly feminine. The
local, womanly health is so Intimately
related to the general health that when
diseases of the delicate womanly organs
are cured the whole body gains In health
and strength. For weak and sickly
women who are "worn-out," "run-down"
or debilitated, especially for women who
work in store, office or schoolroom, who
sit at the typewriter or sewing machine,
or bear heavy household burdens, and for
nursing mothers. Dr. Pierce's Favorite
Prescription has proven a priceless
benefit because of Its health-restoring
and strength-giving powers.
As a soothing and strengthening nerv
ine. "Favorite Prescription'' is un
eqnaled and is Invaluable in allaying and
subduing nervous excitability, irritabil
ity, nervous exhaustion, nervous prostra
tion, neuralgia, hysteria, spasms, chorea,
or St. Vitus dance, and other distressing
nervous symptoms commonly attendant
upon functional and organic disease of
the womanly organs. It induces refresh
ing sleep and relieves mental anxiety and
Cures obstinate cases. "Favorite Pre
scription " is a positive cure for the most
complicated and obstinate cases of "fe
male weakness," painful periods, irregu
larities, prolapsus or falling of the pelvic
organs, weak back, bearing-down sensa
tions, chronic congestion, inflammation
Dr. Pierce's medicines are made from
harmless, but efficient medical roots
found growing in our American forests.
The Indians knew of the marvelous cura
tive value of some of these roots and Im
parted that knowledge to some of the
friendlier whites, and gradually some of
the more progressive pnyslcians came to
test and use them, and ever since they
have grown in favor by reason of their
superior curative virtues and their safa
and harmless qualities.
Your druggists sell tho Favorite Prb
ecxrrnox and also that famous altera
tive, blood purifier and stomach tonic the
"GOLBJ2T MEDICAL DISCOVERT." Wrlta
to Dr. Pierce about your case. He Is an
experienced physician and will treat your
case as confidential and without charsa
for cojTespotxkece. Address him at tie
Invalid' Hotel and Surgical Istttitute,
Buffalo, X. Y.. of which Ee te chtaf co
rated under laws of New Jersey; capital
stock. 51.100.000: attorney in fact. W. H.
Holmes. Salem. Or.
United Merchants' Realty & Improve
ment Company: incorporated under laws
of New York; capital stock. 1300.000: at
torney In fact. B. B. Rich. Portland. Or.
Delhi Company; incorporated under laws
of Minnesota, capital stock. J3O.0O0: at
torney In fact. C. P. Maglnhis, Portland.
Buckeye Mining & Smelting Company:
incorporated under laws of Arizona: cap
ital stock. 5l.C0O.CCO: attorney in fact. W.
H. Ramsey. Wonder. Or.
The Michigan Trust Company; Incorpo
rated under laws of Michigan: capital
slock, 53)0.000; attorney in fact, J. F.
Boothe. Portland. Or.
HILL INTERESTS ON KECOKD
Transcripts or Judgment Filed on
Old Union Pacific Grade.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. Jan. 13. (Spedal.)
In order apparently to remove all chance
of the Union Pacific reclaiming the old
grade and right of way constructed and
established- from the Columbia River to
Puget Sound in 1S91. the Hill Interests-are
tiling for record In each county traversed
by the right of way transcripts of judg
ments secured upon assigned "claims
against the right of way. amounting, with
Intorest and costs, to 51.C67.216.
The Uhlon Pacific grade wa3 construct
ed in the name of the Portland & Puget
Sound Railway Company, and the unpaid
claim. of the road were assigned to the
Seattl & Montana Railway Company, un
der which name the Great Northern was
constructed in this state. The Northwest
ern Improvement Company, also a Hill
company, owns delinquent tax certificates
against the right of way and haa begun
The filing of the transcripts of the Judg
ments against the right of way is taken
as an indication that the Hill roads want
to be prepared for any move the Harri
man road may make in the tax foreclo
BAD NIGHT ON THE TRAIL
Women in Alaska Party That Suffers
SEATTLE, Jan. 13. Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Brumhow. J. J. Rogers and E. J. Steirs. all
of Fairbanks. Alaska, who arrived In the
city this morning on the Santa Ana from
Valdez. experienced a night on the trail
from. Fairbanks to Valdez, with the ther
mometer 32 degrees below zero and only
a pocketknlfe In the party .with which to
cut fuel to keep up the campfire.
They were lost from the remainder of
the party and encountered a severe storm,
which covered the trail so that they were
unable to follow It. The entire party, con
sisting of six men and two women, suf
fered from exposure and hunger on the
trail, taking 21 days to make a trip thnt
Is ordinarily covered In from nine to ten
PACIFIC COAST DEAD.
Dr. Charles S. Trlplcr.
TACOMA. Wash.. Jan. 13. (Speelal.)
Dr. . Charles Stewart Tripler died this
morning In Fannie Paddock Hospital. He
was brought to Tacoma a few weeks aKO.
after beln rescued by his wife from his
burning house near Gtjr Harbor. He had
been a resident of Tacoma and Pierce
County for 13 years, practicing medicine
for a .Jong time. He Is survived by his
widow and three children.
! EUGENE. Or.. Jan. 13. Elijah Hills, an
early Oregon pioneer, aged about 75 years,
died at Jasper, Lane County, yesterday,
while at work at the barn.
He crossed the plains to Oregon In the
early 50u and settled In Lane County, re
siding here continuously since. He was
never married. He was a prosperous
Made Homeless by Fire.
AVESTOX. Or.. Jan. 13. (Special.)
The residence of William Blair and
all its contents were totally destroyed
at 1 o'clock this morning by fire of
unknown origin. Loss Is J2000; no In
surance. Mr. Blair is absent and hl3
wife and Ave daughters were left
homeless and without clothing. A
yublie subscription of over -$500 was
promptly raised for their benefit.
Baby Will Die Front Blow.
WILKESON. Wash., Jan. 13. (Special.)
No hope is entertained for the recovery
of Baby Nelson, whose skull was frac
tured by a blow with a fiatlron In the
hands of his father, Nels Nelson. Thurs
day. The child Is still unconscious and
is not expected to live through the night.
Mrs. Nelson Is suffering from her injuries
but will recover.
Yamhill Teachers' Institute.
M'MINNVILLE, Or.. Jan. 13.-(Special.)
About 125 teachers are In attendance at
the County Teachers' Institute that Is
being held at this place. The programme
comprehends the studies of tne methods
used In the various branches taught in
the public -schools.
Preachers "Who Marry Rich.
A preacher has no right to be rich un
less he gets It by marrying a rich woman,
and the people find It bard to forgive
even such married-on prosperity.
Copyright I 90 5 by
-Hart Schaffner Marx
CUD WILL IRRIGATE Lfii
STOCK SUBSCRIBED TO WATEIl
Entliuiatlc Mectlnc nr. Citizen at
Town Hnll Is Irmlilrd Over
by Miiyor KKtch.
ECHO, Or.. Jan. 13. (Special.) The
mass meeting of the citizens at the
Town Hall at 2 P. M.. was called to
order by Mayor Esteb. The committee
appointed-to Incorporate the Water
users" Association reported that the
articles of Incorporation and by-laws
adopted by the committee had been ap
proved by tin- Secretary of the Interior
and tnu articles of Incorporation had
been tiled with the Secretary of State.
The report of the committee was ap
proved. A stockholders' meeting was then
heli! and SIS- shares at ?G0 a shave
were subscribed The following-named
.stockholders were elected directors:
H. T. Irvln. J. F. McNaught. A, C.
Crawford. II. G. Newport and W. il.
Skinner. The directors elected II. T.
Irvmv president; J; F. McNaught, vice
president: A, ' C. Crawford, secretary
an,d II. G. Newport, treasurer;
The city was crowded with delegates
and much, enthusiasm was shown. The
Government was represented by J. T.
Whistle, engineer. and Holgatc &
Williamson, reclamation attorneys. The
Echo Irrigation project Is now a real
ity and work will go forward at once.
Eckels Sliys at the 3IutuaI.
CHICAGO: Jan. 13. (Special.) Ru
mors that James II. Eckles Is to be
come president of the Mutual Life In
surance Company of New- York were
proved false today when Mr. Eckles
announced he would accept his rc-elec-tlon
as president of the Commercial
National Bank. With the death of the
Mutual Life rumor dies also the report
that Mr. Eckles has been considering
removal to New York as the head of
one of two banks whose presiden
cies have been offered him.
What Sulphur Does
For the Human Body in Health and
The mention of sulphur will recall to
many of us the early days when our
mothers and grandmothers gave us our
dally dose of sulphur and molasses every
Spring and Fall.
It was the universal Spring and. Fall
"blood purifier," tonic and cure-all. and.
mind you. this old-fashioned remedy was
not without merit.
The Idea was good, but the remedy was
crude and unpalatable, and a large quan
tity had to be taken to get any effect.
Nowadays we get all the beneficial ef
fects of sulphur In a palatable, concen
trated form, so that a single grain is far
more effective than a tablespoonful of
the crude sulphur.
In recent years research and experi
ment have proven that the best sulphur
for medicinal use Is that obtained front
Calcium (Calcium Sulphide) and sold in
drug stores under the name of Stuart's
Calcium Wafers. They are small chocolate-coated
pellets and contain the active
medicinal principle of sulphur In a highly
concentrated, effective form.
Few people are aware of the value of
this form of sulphur In restoring and
maintaining bodily Vigor and health: sul
phur acts directly on the liver and excre
tory organs and purifies and enriches the
blood by the prompt elimination of waste
Our grandmothers knew this when they
dosed us with Sulphur and molasses
every Spring and Fall, but the crudity
and Impurity of ordinary flowers of sul
phur were often worse than the disease,
and cannot compare with the modern
concentrated preparations of sulphur, of
which Stuart's Calcium Wafers is un
doubtedly the best and most widely used.
They are the natural antidote for- liver
and kidney troubles, and cure constipa
tion and purify the blood in a way that
often surprises patient and physician
Dr. R. M. Wllklns. while experiment
ing with sulphur remedies, soon found
that the sulphur from Calcium was su
perior to any other form. He says: "For
liver, kidney and blood troubles, espe
cially when resulting from constipation
or malaria, I have been surprised at the
results obtained from Stuart's Calcium
Wafers. In patients suffering from bolls
and pimples and even deep-seated car
buncles, I have repeatedly seen them dry
up and disappear In four or five days,
leaving the skin clear and smooth. Al
though Stuart's Calcium Wafers - 1s a
proprietary article, and sold by druggists,
and for that reason tabooed by many
physicians, yet I know of nothing so
safe and reliable for constipation, liver
and kidney troubles, and especially In all
forms of skin disease, as tuls remedy."
At any rate people who are tired of
pills, cathartics and so-called blood "puri
fiers." wll) find In Stuart's Calcium
Wafers a far safer, more palatable