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FOUR GENERATIONS OF IDAHO DE VANEY FAMILY NOW LIVING
MARKED: by FEUD
Disgrace Trails Men Promin
ent in Warring Factions of
2400 acres land with deep, rich, fertUe Red Shot Soil, subdivided into tracts of 10 acres and up. Easy
clearing, abundance of fine water, railroad station on tract, close to Portland, employment to settlers.
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CONVICTIONS FOLLOW FAST
A ' ' fit ' s? ' :
George V. Jletcher, Over Whom
Struggle Broke, Deserted Poll-,
tics and Made Fortune Bank
ing Is Prawn in Again.
BOISE. Idaho. July 27. (Special.)
The Indictment by a Federal grand
Jury of the officers and agents of the
Medbury Land & Investment Company,
of which C. W. Thompson, of Lewiston,
is president, on the charge that they
conducted a lottery and used the mails
to promote it in the sale of the Med
bury. Idaho, townslte, has Involved
others in its train.
William Dwyer, also of Lewiston, one
of the most bitter enemies of Thomp
son, has been summoned to appear here
before the Federal Court to answer the
charge of contempt, and it is believed
this will prove the sequel to one of
the most bitter political and business
feuds known in Idaho. Dwyer must
stand trial 'on the charge of contempt
When the case of the Medbury Land
A Investment Company was before the
special grand Jury In this city, George
IV Fletcher, president of the Idaho Na
tional Bank, of Boise, was a member of
that body. He is the man over whom
the feud originally started. Dwyer,
who was opposed to Thompson and
knew that his actions as president of
the company were being Investigated,
took occasion to send a telegram to
Fletcher in which he said:
Dwyer Sends Telegram.
"The party that brought the first
gumshoe brigade Into Idaho to fur
ther his political interests is now be
fore a grand Jury-in your city. Ion
know the facts."
This telegram was delivered to Mr.
Fletcher while he was serving on the
grand Jury and he called the court's
attention to It. asking that he be ex
cused. The officers of the company, through
the Medbury Land & Investment Com
pany, promoted a drawing of town lots
at Medbury, in Southern Idaho, and
extensively advertised the drawing
through the mails. The officers of the
company claim they deeded the prop
erty outright and that the purchasers
later held a drawing and divided the
property; that they had nothing to do
with the drawing.
The hearing on the motion to quaBh
Is set for July 29 and sensations are
expected In connection with the hear
ing, for It Is claimed that political In
fluence claimed to exist will be ex
posed. Many Are Caught.
It is asserted to be a remarkable
fact that nearly all of the men prom
inent in the political feud which orig
inated in Lewiston in 190J have met
with reverses. In 1903 George W.
Fletcher was a prominent business man
of Lewiston. engaged in the hardware
business. He was brought out as a
candidate for Governor on the Repub
lican ticket and secured the indorse
ment of Nes Perce County. It was at
this time that the Kester-Kettenbach-West
faction combined against the
Thompson faction. The indorsement
secured by Fletcher was taken from
him and John T. Morrison was nom
inated and elected.
Special agents of the Government
started Investigation Into the manner
In which timber lands had been se
cured In the Clearwater country. As
a result a grand Jury at Moscow in
dicted George H. Kester, William F.
Kettenbach, William Dwyer. Clarence
W. Robnett and others. Fletcher who
sold his hardware business' and came
to Boise. He engaged in the banking
business and has made J75.000.
Kester, Kettenbach and Dwyer were
tried at Moscow for timber conspiracy,
convicted and appealed to the Circuit
Court, where they secured a reversal
and were later acquitted.
The Government next Instituted a
probe against the Lewiston National
Bank. Kester and Kettenbach were
found guilty on the technical charge
of falsifying reports to the control
ler of the Currency. They appealed to
the Circuit Court of appeals, where
their case Is now pending. Robnett,
who was indicted with them, pleaded
guilty to the Indictments charging the
abstraction of about S137.000 of the
Thompson Has Opponents.
Then the Government turned Its
probe to the Medbury Land & Invest
ment Company, and G. W. Thompson,
the leader of the faction opposed to
Kester-Kettenbach-West, a wealthy
man. prominent politically, was ln-i
dieted and his case Is pending. Thomp
son contested the appointment of C. H.
Llngenfelter, present United States Dis
trict Attorney, who presented the Med
bury evidence to the grand Jury that
indicted him and who disqualified' him
self In the Kettenbach bank cases, be
cause of his long residence at Lewis
ton and the fact that he had once been
attorney for the Kettenbachs.
District Attorney Llngenfelter was
recently brought Into the" limelight
over the tiling of charges against him
by Van H. Hasbrouck, also a former
resident of Lewiston. alleging the dis-
trict attorney pushed to patent a min
ing claim after taking office.
AUTO KILLS COLFAX MAN
Telephone Men in Car Escape With
COLFAX. Wash., Julv 17. Lew Ir
win, owner of the Elk barber shop,' of
Colfax, was Instantly killed while en
route to Pullman today with his auto
mobile. Irwin was Just leaving the
Colfax city limits with three passen
gers for Pullman, when the car went
down an embankment.
The passengers were Faclflc States
Telephone men. R. B. Armstrong, the
company's local foreman, of Colfax,
received a broken leg: W. T. Teague,
district superintendent of Portland,
and H. T. Tinkham. district superin
tendent of Spokane, were slightly In
jured. The car turned over on its side.
Irwin was a resideti. of Colfax for
0 years. He leaves a wife and son.
James, aged 14. Irwin turned to let a
team have the road and lost control
of his car. He was pinned nnder the
car when it went over.
Other Lewis Candidates File."
CHEHALIS, Wash., July 27. (Spe
cial.) Lewis County candidates who
filed today were as follows: M. L.
Carrier, of Centralia, for renomlnation
as superintendent: E. O. Rose, of Mossy
Rock, commissioner third district; C.
D. Cunningham, of Centralia, County
Attorney, on the Republican ticket.
Charles H. Ross, Justice at Centralia;
Alva E- Judd. of Chehalis, State Sena
Above F. P. DeVaney. and F. Q. De
Vaaey. Below S. A. DeVaney nnd
Elbert G. DeVaney.
PHILOMATH, Or., July 24. (Special.) Forty-seven years ago yesterday
F. P. DeVaney, of Albany, Or., started with his wife and seven children
from Idaho City, Idaho, for the Willamette Valley. He settled at Jefferson,
arriving there October 15, 1865. Four . generations of the DeVaney family
now are living In Oregon. They are represented in F. P. DeVaney, Aaron S.
DeVaney, Elbert G. DeVaney, and Frank Qulnn DeVaney.
F. P. DeVaney Is a native of Franklin County, North Carolina, and was
born October 30. 1826. He married Miss Jamima J. White in Cass County.
Missouri, in 1849. Aaron, their oldest child, was born here. The family
crossed the plains to Boise In 1864. F. P. DeVaney Is a member of the Al
bany Lodge of Elks, and Is the second oldest Elk In Oregon. Aaron De
Vaney has taught school In Linn County for many years. He married Olive
H. Russell at Sweet Home, Or., in 1874. Elbert DeVaney was born in 1882.
He is a resident of Portland. He married Alll Ferm Qulnn In 1906. Their
son, Frank, was born December 19, 1907.
RECALL STEP TAKEN
Wasco Residents File Petition
for Election. .
COUNTY COURT IS ACCUSED
Judge and . Commissioners anger
Constituents by Starting Work on
New $150,000 Courthouse
When Injunction Fails.
THE DALLES, Or.. July 27. (Spe
cial.) Angered at the action of mem
bers of the County Court In proceed
ing with the erection of the new J150,-
000 courthouse after they had failed
to enjoin officials from going ahead
with the work, the courthouse op
ponents today filed petitions with
County Clerk F. R. Angle demanding
that a special election be called, when
the voters of Wasco County will have a
chance to say whether County Judge
A. E. Lake, of this city, and commis
sioners C. H. Stoughton, of Dufur. and
H. C. Rooper, of Antelope, shall be re
called from office.
County Court members have decided
to oppose any attempt to call the pro
posed recall election. They will file
an Injunction restraining Clerk Angle
from ordering the election on the
ground that the recall law Is not
operative in Oregon, a point which has
been raised by District Attorney Cam
eron, of Portland., and which Is now
pending a decision in the Oregon Su
The petitions bear signatures of only
653 voters In the county, and most of
these are residents of country dis
tricts, principally Dufur.
The petitions demand that if three
officials do not resign within five days
that Clerk Angle call an election in ac
cordance with the constitution and
general laws of the state.
The charges against the officials are
that the officers have been "extrava
gant, unbusinesslike and careless."
Judge Lake answers the leaders
of the opposition ana cnarges inai mtj
misrepresented the situation to many
who signed the papers. He said:
"I do not intend to resign, nor will
Messrs. Stoughton and Rooper with
draw. The County Court has not ex
ceeded Its authority In any matter
during my term of office. Further
more, we do not intend to allow the
county funds to be expended for a
useless election and will file an in
junction enjoining the Clerk from call
ing such an election on the grounds
that the recall law is not operative In
Oregon. I feel satisfied that many of
the signers of the recall petitions did
so when they were ignorant of what
the petitions were. It has been proved
to me that misrepresentations were
made by petitioners, which further In
duces us to oppose a recall election."
EDUCATORS GO TO SCHOOL
Summer Classes at University of
Oregon Attract Many.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eusene.
July 27. (Special.) The session of -the
University of Oregon Summer School,
which ends next Friday, has been In
reality one long convention of the edu
cators of the state. A large share of
the enrollment in the Summer School
Is composed of principals and teachers
In the high schools of the state.
One of the most popular classes in
the curriculum of the Summer School
was that given in school supervision
by j. a. Churchill, supt rintendent of
the Baker schools: J. C. Gary, county
superintendent of Clacka.nas County;
A. S. Raab, superintendent of schools
at North Bend, and Franklin K. Wells.
Among the college professors and
high school principals and school
supervisors taking regular work at the
University of Oregon Summer School
are the following: - A. W. L. Bray, pro
fessor of mathematics at Columbian
College, New Westminister, B. C; Mel
ville D. Hawkins, professor of history,
McMinnvllle College; G. W. Ager, prin
cipal of the Phoenix High School; Miss
M. Elizabeth Perley. professor of Ger
man. Fargo College; R. C. Andrews,
supervisor of the Cottage Grove dis
trict of Lane County: Ernest C. Wig
more, professor of Hebrew at Eugene
Bible University; Williams Beals, sup
Idaho; Frank Carruth, principal of the
erintendent of schools at Junction City;
Mrs. W. J. Bailey, professor of Phil
omath College: Jesse Bond, assistant
principal of the Forest Grove High
School: F. O. Bradshaw, principal of
the Union High School; J. A. Brlggs,
principal of the high school at Nampa,
Stanfleld High School; Claude H. Giles,
principal of the Myrtle Point High
School; M. Anderson Baker, principal
of the Elmira Union High School; C.
H. Hedricks, school supervisor In
Douglas County; J. O. McLaughlin,
principal of the Hood River High
School; A. T. Park, superintendent of
the Myrtle Point schools; If. A. Scul
len. principal of the Junction City
High School: H. K. Shirk, principal of
the Enterprise High School; George
Hug, principal of the Eugene High
School; H. F. Wilson, principal of the
McMinnvllle High School: Vergil Earl,
head of the department of mathematics
at the Washington High School, Port
LONDON SKIRTS HORN
WESTERN NOVELIST ENDS VOY
AGE AND NOVEL, TOO.
Longest Fiction, "The Valley of the
Moon," Is Finished and Several
Others Are Started.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 27. (Spe
cial.) Jack London, the novelist, and
Mrs. London, brown and hearty after
a voyage of 148 days from Baltimore
on the American full-rigged ship Diri
go, landed in Seattle today. London de
clared himself winner In the adven
ture r-y one completed novel of the soli,
the notes for a couple of novels of the
sea and a wealth of material.
"The real reason I took the trip,"
said London, "was because for years it
has been one of my ambitions. I had
to hurry about it, too, for there are
mighty few square riggers left round
ing the Horn.
"I have still one more voyage by
square rigger to take. That Is from the
east coast of South Africa round the
Cape of Good Hope to India or China.
"As for- the present voyage, it was
rather a disappointment to me in that
we had no great advantures. The
weather was decent most of the way
and we rounded the Horn in fine time.
We were about three weeks going
from 60 to 50. This Is considered a
"I worked hard the entire voyage. I
did my thousand words a day on the
longest novel I ever undertook. I was
at it by 8 o'clock in the morning and
kept working until 11:30 or noon every
day. I laid off only two days.
"The book I finished was planned
and executed on the voyage. It is
called "The Valley of the Moon." "
CONSTRUCTION IS RUSHED
Pateros Extension Will Be Complet
- ed Within IS Months.
WENATCHEE, Wash., July ' 27.
(Special.) The' first railroad into the
vast and undeveloped region north of
the Columbia River will be completed
within IS months. Preliminary, work
on the Great Northern extension to
Pateros, 75 miles north of here. Is be
ing rushed. More than 3000 men are
employed on the right-of-way.
The big bridge across the Columbia
River at this point will cost $250,000.
Numerous small towns and thousands
of acres of rich country will be given
rail connection to the outside world
with the completion of the new road.
In the Columbia River VaJley
To Buy Good Land Cheap
CLOSE TO PORTLAND
On a Railroad
200 to 000 Men Employed at Camp on This Tract
Prices $25 to $65 Per Acre
On Very Easy Payments
Begin Providing for
BOTHFUR & CO.
913-917 Chamber of Commerce
Cut this out, sign and mail it now.
Lueddemann, Bothfur & Co.,
913 Chamber of Commercee, Portland, Oregon.
Please mail me descriptive literature of Scap
MOTHER OF 13 IS DEAO
MRS. MARY BtBTEXSHAW 3IKM
BER OF KENTUCKY FAMILY.
Resident of Linn County for 49
Years Wedded Barney Burten
" shaw In South in 1848.
I.EBJNM Or.. July 27. (Special.)
Mrs. Mary Burtenshaw, -who died here
July 21 was born at Greensupville, Ky.,
on August 17, 1831, and had been a resi
dent of Linn County for 49 years. Her
maiden name was Mary Mavity ana
was a member of an old Southern fam
nv h wn married to Barnev Bur-
tenshaw at Cattlesburg:, Ky., on Juno
27, 188, and on June Z7 oi mis year
thev celebrated their 64th wedding an
The family crossed the plains near
Scio, and a few years later acquired- a
large farm six miles east of Lebanon,
where they resided for more than 20
years and until they moved to Lebanon
in 1885. where they have since resided.
Mrs. Burtonshaw was a charter mem
k th. t ohonnn T.odsre of th order
of Eastern Star, and was also a lifelong
member of tne presDyienan unuren.
Mrs. Burtenshaw was the mother of
i9 .MMr.n. elsrht of whom survive her,
as does also her husband, B. Burten
shaw, who is now 85 years oi age. ine
surviving children are: Mrs. Eliza
Crabtree, of Scio; Mrs. Fannie Prior,
Mrs. America Elliott; Mrs. Mary Fiti
water and J. M. Burtenshaw, of Leb
anon; W. A. . Burtenshaw, of Maple
Valley, Wash.; Luther L. Burtenshaw,
a lawyer of Council, Idaho, and T. H.
Burtensnaw, or Beumsnam, v iu. uc.
th.aa aha n vm 35 srrandch ildren
and 43 great-grandchildren. Her liv
ing descendants thus number 85.
FISH COMPANIES APPEAL
WARDEX HAD NO RIGHT TO RE
VOKE LICENSE, ASSERTED.
Charges, That Salem Concerns Falsi
fied Reports, Starts Legal
Battle In Courts.
SALEM, Or., July . 27. (Special.)
Charges that the Portland Slsn com
pany, the Barbey Fish Company and
the Malarkey Fish Company made
false statements In affidavits as to the
umber of tons of flsl nanaiea auring
the last year and, by so aoing, de
creased the amount tf their license fee,
and gave warrant to the Master Fish
Warden to cancel their licenses, have
brought a peculiar question up 10 me
It Is alleged the jroruana risn com
pany made affidavit that it tooK less
than 140 tons of fish, and paid a
license fee of 125; that tne earoey
company took less than 30 tons, ana
paid 30, and the Malarkey company
took less than 140 tons ana paia uo.
It Is further alleged that Investiga
tion of the books of the company Dy
the Master Fish Warden showed that
the Malarkey company took 840 tons,
and should have paid 1360; the Port
land company took 428 tons and should
have paid 8450, and the Barbey com
pany tOOK ZS ions ana nuum uv
paid 8270.' The Master Fish Warden
called on the companies to pay the
additional sums and canceled the
licenses. The companies nave now ap
pealed to the Circuit Court or Multno
mah County. ...
As the law makes no provisions lor
nimdlnn in such a case, the form
appeal is a peculiar one, and the
complaint taken is tnai w me
letter of the Master Fish Warden di
rected to the companies, asking for the
DIVORCE WANTED AT ONCE
Oregon City Woman Would Sfot Walt
for Legal Preliminaries.
OREGON CITY, Or., July 27. (Spe
cial.) "I want a fiivorce and I want It
at once," said a well-dressed woman,
who called at the County Clerk's office
this afternoon, to Miss Iva Harrington.
Miss Harrington, upon recovering her
composure, explained that suits for div
orce were filed in the office, but that
applicants must be represented by at
torney. The woman said she had been
informed that all she had to do was to
call at the County Clerk's office, and
a divorce would be handed to her. .
Miss Harrington was asked to rec
ommend a lawyer who could get the
applicant a decree as "soon as possi
ble." but declined to on the ground that
she was a public official, and could not
favor any particular lawyer.
"Well. I'll go out and get one," de
clared the woman, "and I want the
divorce granted at once."
OLD FISHERMAN MISSING
Astoria Furnishes Another Mystery
of Columbia Fishing Grounds.
ASTORIA, Or., July 27. (Special.)
Joseph Brown and his boat-puller,
whose unoccupied boat was found by
the seining crew of the Fltzpatrick
sands, a few days ago, adrift Just be
low the mouth of Skamokawa slough,
are still missing and are supposed to
have been drowned, although how the
accident occurred is a mystery, as the
contents of the boat were Intact and
the engine was covered, showing it
had not been running.
Brown was one of the best known
fishermen on the lower Columbia and
was employed by the Megler cannery.
He was a native of Holland, was near
ly 70 years of age, and served In the
Confederate navy during the Civil War.
His home was at Brownsport. The
name of the boat-puller could not be
ascertained and little is known of him
excepting that he was a native of Al-sace-Loralne.
REFERENDUM TAVGLE TAKES
OX NEW PHASE.
The motion was opposed by the Dis
trict Attorney, who asserted the di
rectors simply were sparring for time.
Should the motion be sustained Dis
trict Attorney Brown says he will re
turn other indictments similar to those
STRIKERS' RANKS GROWING
Main Body of 4000 "Workers" at
Prince Rupert 500 Going South.
VANCOUVER, B. C.,' July 27. More
than half the 2000 laborers on the
Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, who
struck last Saturday at the call of
the Industrial Workers of the .World
have reached Prince Rupert, and their
number is being augmented. Five hun
dred men who struck on the line west of
Fort George are reported walking
Construction from the vicinity of
New Hazelton eastward to Aldermere
in Bulkly Valley, a distance of 50 miles,
is almost at a standstill, although some
station men are still engaged at work.
Owing to the remoteness of the sec
tion eastward from Railhead, the strike
order was not generally observed there.
Grange to Investigate Printing.
SALEM. Or., July 27. (Special.)
A. W. Howell, master of the local
Grange; Mrs. Zella Fletcher,- secretary,
and J. A. Sellwood were designated as
a committee to confer with the execu
tive committee of the State Grange at
a meeting held today for the purpose
of Investigating the argument which
W. S. Duniway, state printer, has pre
pared to be printed in the initiative
and referendum pamphlet. It is the
idea of the Grange that the two com
mittees go thoroughly into the argu
ment and report to the State Grange.
Attorney-General Holds to Opinion
Advising Secretary Olcott to Place
Measure on Ballot.
SALEM, Or., July 27. (Special.)
The Monmouth Normal School appro
priation and referendum muddle is as
suming new phases, presenting a tan
gle which may require considerable
difficulty to straighten out Attorney
General Crawford "stands pat" In ad
vising Secretary Olcott to place the
referendum measure on the ballot. The
measure has as Its object to refer to
the people an appropriation of 850,000
for the Normal School to construct a
The Attorney-General, however, said
today it is possible a nominal fine may
be imposed on the Secretary of State
If he places the measure on the ballet.
Inasmuch as an injunction stands
against Olcott restraining him from
Attorney-General Crawford, how
ever, says the injunction Is void be
cause of the decision in the University
of Oregon case, which declared a pri
vate individual could not start such a
A new query enters Into the question
If Olcott should place the measure on
the ballot, which he believes he will
do. In event the injunction is good
and Olcott should be fined for con
tempt of court, then it . Is argued the
referendum position Is invalid,' even
if It goes before the people- and the
people decide to uphold the referen
dum. In either case. It is asserted. If the
injunction is good then the Monmouth
Normal School Is entitled to the money.
If the injunction Is void, then the peo
ple may vote on the question to deter
mine whether the appropriation should
In event Olcott should refuse to place
the measure on the ballot the appro
priation will become Immediately
available, it is declared, and he will
then be In a position to be called
upon to pay vouchers for the construc
tion work on the dormitory when it
BREWERS WANT IMMUNITY
Roseburg Liquor Men Ask That In
dictments Be Quashed.
ROSEBURG. Or.. July 27. (Special.)
Declaring that the constitutional
rights of tne aeienaants were viumceu
In requiring them to give testimony
.. I r tliumoolvo. hfrtre the rrnnd
Jury without being Informed of their
legal rignts as witnesses, ana inai iney
were not apprised that the grand Jury
was Investigating a charge against
Brewing & Ice Company today filed a
motion to quasn tne inaicimeiiLs tixu,.
lng them of violating the local-option
Cracked and Swollen. Could Not
Sleep. For 2 Years Nobody Could
Cure His Eczema. CuticuraSoap
and Ointment Completely Cured.
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trouble began by my hands burning and
Itching and I rubbed and scratched them
till one day I saw little rod
sores coming out. My
hands were disfigured and
swollen, and troubled mw.
so that I could not sleep. I
They were cracked and1
when the small sores broke'
a white matter would come
out. I could not do any
hard work; If I did the sores
would come out worn.
"For two years nobody could cure my
eczema, until ono day I thought I would try
the Cutlcura Soap and Ointment. I used
warm water with the Cutlcura Soap and
after that I put the Cutlcura Ointment on
my hands twice a day for about five or sis
months when I was completely" cured.'!
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and other distressing eruptions of skin and
scalp, but no other emollients do so much
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Itching, scaly scalps, dandruff, dry, thin and
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aa"Tender-faced men should use Cutlcura
Boap Shaving Stick, 35c. Sample free.
Geary Street, above Union Square
European Plan $1.60 a day up
. American Plan $3.00 a day up
New steel and brick structur. Evr
modern convenience. Moderate rates.
Center of theater and retail dletrlct.
On carllnen tnnsferrlni all over elly.
Electric omnibus meets trains ana
Short Scenic Excursion
To and Through Beautiful Tualatin Valley Country.
. North Plains ria United Railways Wilkertoro.
Picnic Grounds Open to Visitors
North Plains P?xk, ideal place to spend day. Pure drinking water.
Restaurants and grocery stores for lunches. Shade trees. Mountains
in view. Week-end rates. Inquire for time cards and descriptive
235 Stark Street, Portland, Oregon.