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SDokane. Wash.. Feb. 11. J. S. Char-
lebois, magnetic . osteopathlst. Is again
V'- t before the public eye. This time Walla
Walla is the scene. He ia alleged to be
keening, a 16-year-ol. irl In his rooms
f ' for treatment and when the women ot
1 the city demanded that he marry her
; he ald that he would do so,' hut backed
- . y out when he found hoW much the
license would cost.
Ciia r-lohnt l vll known in Ruttft
and Spokane. In Spokane he gave the
police considerable,.," trouble ' until
. , driven out of the. city. In Butte be be
- came notorious , several : years ago be
cause of a scene In the public library In
1 that city. Me had a discussion In the
library with a man, both became excited
and Charlebois is alleged to have raised
his hand as if to strike his opponent.
; The second man tamed; walked towards
! the door and fell dead on the steps. Ills
. death created considerable comment at
the time and a thorough investigation
. was made of the matter. ! ; .
The long-haired . individual who Is
. claimed to have kept the 18-year-old
: girl, Ada Payne, in a badly ventilated
den adjoining his own.. Saying he was
trying to heal her, will not get married.
As a result of the disturbance he left
Walla Walla Friday morning en route to
' Colfax, accompanied by Miss Payne, the
two being destined : for Miss Payne's
home near Colfax. He took down his
,h sign in. the postofflce building In Walla
., Walla and announced that he would
propably return in March to give treat'
merits under contract to a number of
" people. He had made up his mind to
: marry Miss Payne, so he says, and tele
phoned to the auditor's office to ask for
V the price of a license. ; : ; - -
"But I changed my mind," he said,
"I got to thinking about the rent and
the furniture and -the cost .of the license
and all that and did not think that I
could undertake it If I married the
, girl It would be to cure her, and I could
r not sacrifice my life for that True, I
love her . to a moderate degree, and she
loves me well enough to marry me now,
but the love between man and woman
. who are to join their lives should be
God's love, not man's love. Of course
' public opinion makes It necessary to ob
serve man's laws in joining this spir
itual love, for it is always best not to
go against public opinion, but I would
not consider such a legal union really
.'. necessary."-,: ",.'. '
The healer says that the condition of
the girl is not such that she ought to
t marry at present though be estimates
that he could effect a complete cure In
, about two months. lie says that he has
not decided where he will go from Col
... fax- He admitted. hft mighty stay there
and give the girl further treatments,
"I can make a good living in any
' town, though," he said, y "They can't
OOWIl me. -..'v v " . .V'-:::.j .
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(Journal Special Bwrlce.)
Ban Francisco, Feb. 11. Leon Boeder,
accused of the murder of -his brother-in-law,
Joseph Blaise, must answer be
fore a jury for the crime that the po
lice are trying to fasten upon hlm! In
the face or the action that haa been
decided upon to. bring Boeder to the bar
of justice and try htm for the crime
that he Is alleged to have committed,
there is a feeling among those versed in
criminal law that the case against the
man is anything but strong, and" that
It will be a very difficult matter to con
vince a jury of his guilt: :
Soeder is no dOubt a ; shrewd, cruel
and utterly unscrupulous man. .He has
a record as a convict and that he mur
dered the young German whose body was
found bleeding and mutilated at the
foot of Russian Hill, is the belief of
most people here who have Riven, at
tentlon to the. remarkable case. The
Insurance, companies with, which 'the
life of the murdered man was insured
have had private detectives working for
days with the hope of securing evi
dence that might furnish a tangible
clue to the perpetrator of the deed, but
thus far they have made little, if any,
headway. As Mark Twain has said. "You
cannot hang a clue for murder,"
It la with Leon Soeder,
; :' riaally Settled Sowa.
The life of, the stolid German
been a, strange one Indeed. For several
years he has roamed from town to town
in California, He finally married and
settled ' in Petaluma. There his wife
died, and the grim suspicion arose that
he had poisoned her. The woman died
as the result of a strange aliment some
months ago, and it was whispered about
in the little city that Soeder had ad
ministered a slow poison 'that caused
her demise. There were whispers and
that was all up to the time ef Boeder's
arrest on a charge of murder and of
conspiracy to secure the : life insur
ance on his victim. The policy that
Soeder urged the innocent foreigner to
take out was payable to Soeder with
the understanding, verbal, - that In the
eyent of the young man's death it was
to be paid, to the sister of the latter in
Blaise was a newcomer. He arrived
at View York from Europe about six
months ago and on - representation of
Soeder he came to California, expecting
to secure remunerative employment
This he did and be was honest and con
scientious In all of hi dealings with
those .who hired him. He lived with
Soeder and took his advice in all things
and in this implicit confidence rests the
sequel, the police claim, to the' finding
of his bruised and bleeding body in an
out-of-the-way' part of San Francisco,
at the foot of a rugged hill and In the
shadow of its overhanging totVLnrn"
But Leon Soeder is unmoveable. If
he is a murderer he certainly has suc
ceeded. ' in eliminating every sign of
Always . Reme'nber th Foil Nam jm
s4arnM hfiin.v rvCbi a nv SmTJZrtT
weakness that should, result ' from the
wear and tear on the nerves of one who
has taken a human life. : He is the same
'calm, impasslonate person who was the
principal figure in ia police case of three
years ago which is herewith related:
Tells His Story. -
One day In March, 1902, an expression
less, yet emphatic,; German called at
a local newspaper office and said that
he was an honest Petaluma farmer who
had .been ; victimized at , a bunco game
in Dupont atreet of this city. He
claimed that be had made representa
tion to the police that he had ' been
robbed, but that Warrant Clerk John
Greeley had refused to Issue a warrant
tor the arrest of the thieves.-, A re
porter was detailed . to ; look into the
case and found that a game known as
the "barrel game" waa being operated,
as Soeder stated.' at the number indicated
by him. The game waa a swindle and
the nollce should have known ' some
thing about It had they been attending
to their tort,. Jw: :::
Capt John Seymour, now representing
the Fair estate as special detective and
rBian&ger. was then the chief of detec-
fhves. As soon as Captain Seymour
heard that his man had' neglected - to
,"puli" the den he ordered Detective
Coleman to go with Soeder and the re
porter and bring the gamblers and bunco
men in. . The complaint was 'then at
In , the office of the chief of police
Soeder and the; bunco men stood glaring
at one another. One of the, sharnera
advanced and Shaking his finger in the
farmer's face, said: "You know- aa well
as I do that you are a liar; that you
never lost a centra our place, and that
you are using this means of blackmail
ing us out of money to square a case.'
Soeder looked a little confused but
said nothing. The. next day he sud
denjy left his hotel and went to Peta
luma, where a bench warrant had to be
Issued for his appearance in court to
prosecute the alleged swindlers. He
was a poor witness and the case was
dismissed. , The bunco men, realising
that they were cornered, paid Soeder
$40 for him to throw the case. He did
It This illustrates the character of the
man .who today stands calmly and im
perturbed in the light of publle belief
that he is a coward and a murderer and
says: "Convict me If you can."
COBTMSATU&ATXB : CKXX7 JTTSTZOX.
(Journal Special SerTlee.)
. Washington, D. C, Feb. 11. Today
was Chief Justice - Fuller's . sixty-first
birthday and he was the recipient of
many congratulations from his col
leagues and many friends in public and
private life. . Although claimed as . a
western man, Justlee Fuller was born In
Maine and graduated at Bowdom Unl
verslty. He "went west" in the days of
the growing country and settled in Chi'
eago, where he practiced law until -appointed
to the supreme ' bench by Presi
dent Cleveland in 1838.
A Happy Thought
Let's go. down to Frits's, the home of
vaudeville the one place in Portland
where there are two high-class frolics
dally of high-class specialties and nov
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will you find a better vaudeville enter
tainment than at Frits's. ; " ': ; ,
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(Joornal Special Bertlce.) .?
Washington, D. C.Feb. ll.The war
department has been Advised of the de
parture today of the Eleventh regiment
United States infantry from Manila en
route home. The regiment haa been in
the Philippines three years. On its ar
rival In this country next month it wilt
be stationed at Fort Thomas, Ky., and
Columbus Barracks, Ohio.' ,.......-- :
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'.wear, when dressed in gala attire. - ' . - '
We hate to print this list in cold type, because the printer cannot do the pretty things Justice.
New Walking Skirts
Just arrived and now being offered on sals, in all the Istest spring colorings, champagne, light grays In plain
and fancy weaves, browns, tans and blacks, ranging In price from f4.00 to, 1O.0O.
NEW SPRING SUIT8 In latest Etons, Bolsns, and Military styles, ranging in prices from 12.50 to
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We are noted for being the1 flrtn which carries
the largest and best selected stock of Black Dress
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will convince you that this Is true. A few sug
gestions for Friday and Saturday's shoppers: ,
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62-inch blsok silk finish 8erge 954
46-lnoh Voile Mistral 9139
44- inch Crepe Voile .....91.69
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COR. SIXTH AND MORRISON STS.
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Steamboat men who are paying
heavy rents for the use of docks are
seriously thinking- of asking- the city
to come to their relief. The city owns
the river frontage at the foot of Stark
street, and if the municipality can be
persuaded to erect a dock in that local
ity the steamboat men believe that the
days of high wharfage rent will be at
an end. By charging a reasonable
amount for vessels docking there, they
believe that the city . could make the
venture a financial success and at the
same .time greatly stimulate the local
shipping business. V
The plaft suggested is to make it a
city dock and public property. Two or
three lines could possibly make it their
headquarters, urge those who have given
fair rental- collected from them alone
would probably make the scheme a Jus
tillable undertaking. Captain Cochran,
one , of the principal owners of the
steamer Telephone, is enthusiastic, over
the plan. - He says: ;
s 'There is no opportunity for an in
dependent company to get dock accom
modations here. Those who do get them
are obliged to' pay such, high rents
that the steamboat business is made un
profitable. The city owns the land at
the foot of Stark street, and by erect
ing a dock there and charging steamers
moderate fees for landing privileges It
seems to me it would prove a fine pay
ing investment -
"In the spring the probabilities are
the Telephone will be put out on some
run. To secure dock accommodations
will he the hardest problem. Nearly all
are in use, and excessive charges are
mads for them. At Ban Francisco some
of the docks are owned, by the state
and a "board of harbor commissioners
looks after them. As a result very rea
sonable rents are in vogue there. The
same plan could be carried out bere by
the city to good advantage, so far 'as
the one dock mentioned is concerned.
At present the property is standing idle.
It could' easily be made to produce a
revenue if the Idea suggested should
be carried out. Such a venture would
also greatly tend to stimulate the ship
ping business." : i ,
(Joarnil Special Service.) ' ; ,
Ann Arbor, Mich., - Feb. ll.The
League of Michigan Municipalities,
which was organised at Lansing six
years ago, and has since held meetings
at Grand Rapids, Battle Creek and other
cities of the state, began its 1(04 meet
ing at the University of Michigan today
with a large attendance. The Michigan
Political Science association Is meeting
Jointly with the league. The first see
slon was held this afternoon, witn jonn
F. Bible of Ionia presiding. . Mayor
Brown of Ann Arbor welcomed the vis
ltors, and his address waa followed by
reports of officers and appointment of
committees. The set papers of the
afternoon were as follows: "Sanitary
Sewers in Small Cities," Mayor K. R.
Nells of Wyandotte; "Macadam Pave
ments, Mayor James W. Inches of St
Clair; "Some Requisites of a Good City
Charter," Elvln Swarthout of Grand
Rapids; "Public Works in Detroit" W.
H. Maybury, commissioner of public
works. . Another session will be held
this evening, at which "Municipal Pub
lie Ownership," "Direct Primary Elec
tions" and other live topics will be dls
cussed. The convention will close to
TO rOOTTD ZDISOV MXDAL.
; (Journal Special BerTlce.) '
New Tork, Feb. 11. In order to cele
brate the 26th anniversary of the intro
duction and commercial development of
the Incandescent lamp, the friends and
associates of Thomas A. Edison are
taking -steps to found a medal, which
will be entrusted to the American insti
tute of Electrical Engineers, and which
it is proposed to award annually to
graduating students in electric engineer
ing. ' It Ja the intention that the medal
shall be awarded each year to the gradu
ating . student . who shall present the
best thesis on . some original subject
from the universities and colleges of the
united States and Canada which nave
regular courses in electrical engineer
ing. The plans will be consummated at
the annual dinner of the , institute to
night, at which Mr. Edison . will be a
guest of honor. : v,
TOW aXXSBT T. K. O. A.4 :::l
(Joarsit Special SerTlee.) ;'
Trenton. N. X, Feb. 11. The 33d con
vention of the New Jersey T. M. C, A,
opened In Trenton today, and will re
main in session the rest of the week.
Many prominent speakers are on band
to address the different sessions, t--r
i 1 1 1 1 i I.
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, (Journal Special Strrlet.) :
Washington, Feb. 11. Copies of the
address made by F. H. Newell, chief of
the reclamation bureau, before his com
mittee, have been received by Chairman
Mendel! of the house committee on ir
rigation. ' Mr, Newell devoted his whole
time to the recounting of his investlga
tlons of the conditions of various wear
ern states, Oregon and Washington, par
tlcularly the former, came la for the
most attention. . The subject as dis
cussed by Mr. Newell shows that much
work has been dope in the way of pre
liminaries, and that Irrigation-of the
arid lands of the state wUl be eventually
Mr. Newell enters. Into the discussion
with many original ideas, although the
subject generally haa been covered 'by
the second annual report of the reclama
tion service. . i ' - ,
. " ' ravors TJaiatlUa Project, i.1 '
Three projects believed to be the most
feasible' are outlined; but of the three,
that most favored by Mr. Newell is that
of the Umatilla river. - : .v
In regard to this project, Mr. Newell
says: "The project of the Umatilla ap
peals to me more than any other, be
cause the altitude is low, it is on a
navigable river, right on the railroad,
and haa a good market as well as a good
climate, so if we could get water onto
that land I think it Is one 'of the best
projects in the state for irrigation."
in leading up to this opinion the other
three schemes are discussed In the fol
lowing words: . ;'
"In Oregon there are three projects
which we have been studying with care.
we nave been examining the whole
state, and while those three are perhaps
not the best, they have attractive points.
We started out to see if we could take
out the Snake river and bring it along
into Oxgon, but it was found a canal
could not be brought out there. The
next question was whether the Umatilla,
which flows by Pendleton, could be
brought out and stored in the Powder
creek region. It is apparent that we can
there make a reservoir not a very good
reservoir, but we can probably store and
utilise water there for the reclamation
of 60,000 or (0,000 acres. This is all
good land, and the extent of the irriga
tion is limited only by the water aupply,
and we roughly, estimate that we can
put water on the land at a cost of from
(10 to 15 per acre. 1 ;
;.V; Boise Talley Plan.
"The second oroject is in the extreme
eastern part of the state in the Boise
valley, where the-waters of the Mal
heur and its tributaries may be stored
and used In the vicinity of Vale-and
Ontario, where there are 40,000. 60,000
or 100,000 acres, mainly public land.
"The third is the SUvies river, which
flows out into the Malheurlakert-There
are broad marshes around the lake which
are now used for cutting hay, and we
propose to take some of the water, with
out injuring those hay lands, if possible.
store It and attempt to ' develop that
country in there. There is a Carey land
selection scheme also under considera
tion, and we want to consider carefully
the exigencies of the ease. .
Besofcatea Xlver Plata. '' '
"One of the best opportunities for de
velopment in the state is on the Des
chutes river, where lands have been se
lected by the state under the Carey land
act. but the people have not done very
much. It is possible that they will ul
timately fall through and ask us to take
it op." s
Mr. Newell also quite severely criti
cises the state officials for not imposing
sufficient restrictions to guard her own
interests. Too much speculation is
charged, and no assuming of responsi
"The state should help In the work, in
stead of appointing irresponsible
agents," said Mr. Newell.
' Biff Bend Country.
In speaking of the Big Bend country.
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Mr. Newell says? It will take competent
engineers Ave or six years to- devise
means how this particular country can
be Irrigated, but that it will eventually
be satisfactorily done. On this subject
Mr. Newell says:
"We are now seeking to get some
cheaper way of getting water onto the
Big Bend tract. Two methods confront
us. We can build canals slong the hill
sides or we can tunnel through the hills,
In either case the present estimates are
pimply staggering. There la sufficient
water for reclaiming this tract of land
If it can be economically diverted. ' The
Coeur d'Alene lakes are of a sufficient
elevation that they could furnish enough
water to irrigate all this country, if we
could get it down to the Spokane river
or across the divide by a tunnel SO miles
long. I I do not like to discuss this; It
sounds so preposterous. But I hope it
will be worked out .some time. How
ever, It is a possibility that ought to
be considered, snd we should get ready
for it. so that ws will not lose the good
situation if it is ultlmstely to be built."
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$18 and $20
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See them, too. while you are here. We show an
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