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TO rIODIFY LAWS
r.him tn Have Solution of
Liquor Problem Advocates
Political ' Independence for
t Frederic J. Haakln. '
Waahlngton, Feb. 1Z. The National
Mortal License league 1 an organisation
whose actfve and associate n.e mbe art
rifn Interested directly and collaterally
In the legalised manufacture and .sale
of lilinhiilic hf vera bob. II exists tot
the avowed Tiurnodft of advocating the
nn,-f nl.-rvl of liwi ilcala-ned "to take the
liquor out of politics and to put the
lawbreakers out of the ljuo business."
The model )leenelw, was formulated
t a rfiMflntf of 10 mm In Louisville in
October, 1907, and waa submitted to the
trade aid to the public at ft convention
... - . . . ' . - , , D TkA
Mia in ixmisvuie in jaimnij, v.
latest meeting of th league in bt,
la.ui last wee. :, . ,
Tour Clanaaa Offer.. '
The league's official ' Solution of tha
r.imior. Problem". comprises four prlnct
pal clauses; as follows: ( permanent
licenses, automatic suspension, ana can
cellation; of licenses for law breaking,
limitation of licenses In proportion to
linniilatlrm- and moderate llcenae fees.
The first clause la the moat radical of
the four, and la the most difficult to
advocate successfully In view of the
fart that It la so readily brahded aa an
attempt to perpetuate the liquor busi
ness. The league offlcera aay that the
automatic renewal clause haa but one
object and that la to take the liquor
dealer out Of polltlce by maKing mm in
deoendent of political licensing boards.
It la contended by the league that
whenever a man't right to enter and
remain In buainese la subject to a great
extent to the- good will of a politician,
that man must necessarily take an ac
tive interest In politics. It la suggested
tharthv licensed liquor men who violate
the law do ao for profit, and that If law
la made unprofitable these of-
ft-nac a will cease. ' Much stress la laid
on the desirability of panning no lawa
except those that have the loyal sup
port of all cltisens. In other words. If
the law la fair to tooth tne aeuer ana
tils customer, neither will have any ae
sire to break It
Tot Political Xndtpsttdanoe.
The theory of the league Is that the
operation of a model license law would
prevent the continuance of an undue
number of licensed places by giving full
play to the law of the survival of the
fittest' .According .to this." vieiMri.the
number of permanent retaliera would
adjust Itself.' If too many licensee were
issued the aurplus number wouia De
forced to withdraw for lack of patron
age. If aome yielded to. the temptation
to vlblate the law they would be forced
out of business by the operation of the
mandatory clauaee compelling the bub?
pension and cancellation of the licensee
of law breakers. . The league noias mat
If the retailer haa. political Independence,
and a profitable business which be can
retain so long only n .. he conducts ,it
according to law,- lie will be most anx
ious to bey thelaw.,, , , ',
, Show ClaaaUnaea of Breweries.
The handbook recently published, by
the liquor- Interests contains a summary
of every argument that may be ad
vanced by the anti-temperance people.
It claims that nowhere else can such
cleanliness be found as in the brewery
and distillery, and , says that the dairy
people.' ought .-to visit an up to date
brewery for an object lesson In keeping
things clean. Every bottle la sterilised
In very hot ateam, all water is filtered
and distilled, and the beer la then pas
tuerlzed to catch the stray germ that
might otherwise survive. "Then the bot
tle Is made, air tight and goes to the
consumer ' about as germ free aa any
thing can" be: Since a London commit
tee -of scientists declared beer te be a
food, the brewers claim .to offer; ; the
cleanest food on the market " ''
Thla hnnV alxn -llm (hat In Italy.
where men, women and children drink
wine at their meals, there Is less In
temperance than In ' America. . Bx
Ambaasador "White is quoted jto this ef
fect, and be declares that he found the
same true in Germany, where everybody
drinks beer. The book also clalma that
the men engaged in the manufacture of
beer end whiskey are . the best paid
workmen. In ,tho country, .and offers sta
tistics from, the census office to prove
Its statement. The liquor interests
claim to pay In state and federal reve
nues the annual sum of 1 $260,000,000,
with an . added $70,000,000 for taxes.
They claim to represent an' Investment
of nearly $1,000,000,000. The capi
tal tied op In the manufacture of
aplrituous and malt liquors amounts' to
more than $600,000,000, and the retail
trainees represents the rest
. . Increase la Consumption.
It Is declared that while nearly 13,000
retailers and some 700 wholesalers were
pat out of business by restrictive legls
latlon last year, the government figures
show a heavier consumption- of liquors
during 1909 than during 'the " previous
year; and that the temperance legisla
tion simply la restricting the number of
dealers but not the- number of con
umere: However, the : previous - year
was the panic year, and probably that
facttwas not taken into the reckoning.
, 6000 Intoxicants la. JCxistenc. ;
Advices .. from tlie wine,, producing
countries of the world Indicate that last
year's 'output of wine amounted "t6
3, 868.000, 000 gallons,, of, which- France
and . Italy produced' two -, thirds. -. The
wloe output .of the, United States repre
sents only one per cent of the "world's
vintage; ' It ' Is aald that the people of
Paris alone drink more wine than the
f-ntlre population .of the United Sta'tes.
Hut Parisians drink little -beer. There
arc said to be over SOOO different kinds
of Intoxicating drinks known to human
ity The American Indians are believed
to be the only race that was found with
out Its intoxicants, but what .they lacked
lii tin' generations before the djscovery
f .Airy-ricav they hav made up since,
contributing, their full share to the con
uinptlm of the 60.000,000 barrels,-tf
l,eir consumed annually in the United
Stutes. The Increase In beer drinking
In J8 yera amounts to 2000 per cent -.
largest Saloon ia World..
Tl-- ty of Munich, famed in Euro
pari hlatfiry. possesses the largest.sa
lnn in th world,-..'. It supplies beer to
ttljiut 3;,000 people every 'da v. tint,' on
holiday occasions as many as , 10.000
iuncl their thirst, over Its bam There
n !- wuiidvti seats without backs for 1500.
Ml the steins are carefully washed with
Voihng water at might aiul stacked away
for tn next .v. Hofore being iervci
eti-li man helps htmaclf to a stein, takts
H to a stream of water, which la kept
running all" the, time, gashes 'It with
nui lv ttt-pree f care as suits oia.lai'te,
ani gets U fillfld with, a bumpr'roin
Sues to Recover Money He Ex
" changed for 100 Shares of
- Wireless Stock,
Hard knocks are taken at the United
Wireless Telegraph company In a auit
filed today In the circuit court by , K
Kink 'and' Hester Sink agalnati K. IL
Mills and F. J. Catterlin A Co.. asking
for the annulment of a promissory note
for $3500..'. , '
Sink aaya Mill represented himself
to be an agent of the United Vlrelesi
Telegraph company. Mills, according to
the complaint, told Sink, who la 'a
wealthy' farmer living heat1 i'u, Sherman
county, that toik in the company was
worth $$7. $0 a anafe. and "would soon
rise to $50, and would- pay dhrManda.
Sink gave hla note for $$600, and took
100 aharea. . . . .
But Mills, says Sink, asserted that he
must send east for stock certificates.
Thesa certificates, sink declares, he has
never received. He doea not now .want
the stock, and aaka that the note, whlcn
Is now held by P. J. Catterlin 4 Co.,
be annulled. Sink, In the complaint
says the atock at the company la not
now and jnever waa woiili $35 a aharei
and that It haa never .had a real mar
ket value other than that It might b
reeold ' to jereona Ignorant of the plan
and atatus or tne company, .
FRUIT GROWERS TO
MEET AT ROSEBURG
(Sped! PUpttrh te Tha Jnnrnal.l
Rmhur. r.. h. 12. What prom
ises to be one of the most Interesting
inva on tha horticultural Industry
ever held in h!a county wlll'be held In
Roseburg on Saturday, reDruary
The eyent will be along educational
Four of the atate'a Heading authorities
on fruit growing. Including Commls-
Intiir rinnn rtt rinntl Paas. Will talk.
Chief among tbe Speakers will be Pro
fessor O'Oara, the government expert
who saved Itogue Kiver orcnaroiai"
thousands of dollara by hi successful
fight against the pear blight there.
Other speaker will be W.-.K. Newell,
president of the 'state board of liorti
culture, and Charles A. Park, district
nnmmlulnnfir of Ralcm. both practical
and successful fruit grower.
vvnen air. warson spoas mr u
n arn ha an Id that tha UmDQUft Val-
lav waa tha Irs at auarrntlble to frost
of any fruit growing locality In ; the
state, ana aiso mat mis county auu
was unsurpassed. "' '
the royal brewery, which waa founded
by Ludwlg the Severe In the thlrrc.ehtri
century. . The profits go towari . tb
malnteratfce of tbe, Munich hostuftala,"? f
Klrta- Edward might do a large liquor
business if he were o minded. ' He
malnUIn a distillery and if he would
label the product to ahow that it came
from his place he y could not begin to
fill .the ordera he would receive, 3ut
he makes whiskey only for the royal
family. He la not much of a whlakey
drinker himself, but some of hi rehv-
tlves are very, fond of . the product of
Brother Edwards' still-house.- . y
V Roman's raacjr Srlakiar.
An American, actress ha ,broken4the
record for- Taney drinking. -ATter JU00
yeara Cleopratra's concoction of vinegar
and pearl lias a, rival. It happened that
the owner of a world champion hen waa
a friend of the actress, and be told her
he waa going to- express her a ten-dollar
egg from Ksneaa City every, day for s
month. Of course such an egg could
not . enter Into- the. unseemly , scramble
of ,, a . commonplace omelet,.,' ao another
friend provided her with a quart of line
eld aherry taken from a Spaniah mon
astery In the Philippines, which was so
valuable that It .sold at auction ror izoo
the quart Thla egg and sherry,- used as
a morning appetiser, cost $1$ every day
for a full month. ; - , j . - , -
Ths Sriaklesg Drink. , ;
The latest thing- is the drlnkleas drink,
guaranteed to get around ail pronibi
tion laws,,; It la John Barleycorn )n tab
loid form,' the very essence of whiskey
Imprisoned In a little gelatine tablet
One- can take his choice, . chew It like
cough drop or dissolve it In a little
water and idrlnk It, A beer tablet that
will, keep for six months was Invented
recently, but putting oia jonn uariey
corn' himself into a tablet is the new
Walskej from Bananas. .
Central America probably will enter
the field aa an important, producer of
spirituous ' liquors, Experiments Indi
cate that a fine quality, of spirits can
be made from bananas mat are unm ior
shipment. Each, bunch of bananas will
yield a gallon of spirits at 'a coat less
than that of manufacturing whiskey in
the United States, which would seem to
Indicate that distilleries can be made
a very, profitable investment In banana
ahlpplng ports. .: ,'.- ;-;v ,v '. ' v ;
- Cites Bibls for proof.
George ' O..- Brown, vice-president "of
the Model License league, is one of the
best known distillers and wholesaler
In Kentucky. ' He haa been an active
member df the Presbyterian church for
40 yeara and has made a careful Study
of the Bible In regard to the use of
wine - and strong drink. Recently he
compiled a .typewritten pamphlet' giving
the full text of every verse in the Bible
that contains ' the worda ,,,"wlne" " or
'strong drinlr." , In the heading the
declaration is made that while the Bible
condemns. Intemperance, it not only faila
to- advocate prohibitlon,but commends
and commands the temperate use of al
coholic beverages.:. Some of the verses
used to emphasize' this claim Are as
follows: - "": T " :
. "Therefore God give thee of , the dew
of heaven, and the fatness of the earth,
and plenty of corn and wine." Genesis
xxvll; 28. , V- , i." . -
"And for a drink offering thou shalt
offer the third part of an hln of wine,
for a sweet savour unto the Lord." "Num
. "Go thy way,' eat thy bread with Joy
and drink thy wine with a merry heart,
for Godt now accepteth thy, works." Ec
clcslastes ix:7. t- . . ,
"I come unto my garden, piy sister,
my spouse. I have gathered my myrrh
with my spice, I have eaten my honey
comb with my honey, I have druhk my
wine with my milk; eat. O friends, drink,
yea, drink abundantly, O beloved.". u Song
of Solomon v:l. - ' i .
. '.Drink no longer . water, but use -a.
little. wine for thy Stomach's sake and
thine often Infirmities." - J. . Timothy
r, Tomorrow Making of Watches. '
r At-kernian at Lebanon.
'' (SiccUl DlKiMitb to Tha Journal.) t
1 Lebanon. Or., Feb. W. State Superin
tendent ,;f . Public ? Instruction J, H.
Acfccrman arrived here Friday and made
two addresses, pne in the afternoon be
fore the students of the high School,
and one Jn .the evening before the rtti
eens on ''What May Reasonably Be Ex
pected Vc-ni the Public Schools." 1 -. :
THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. SATURDAY
GETS $1 80. WATCH
California Logger, Accused of
Brutal Crime, Is Taken to
Gold Beach for Preliminary
Hearing. ' . 7
. (Sperlal l)lpitch o The Jouraal.J 1
Marsnfleld. Or.. Feb. 12. Accused of
iKa tn,t mM MntiAod murder In the
history of Curry. county, R. tiolllhar,
logger from Calirornia. was iikmi loaay
from tlis Jail at Coqullla to Gold Beach,
where he will t given a preliminary
hearing-. Oollllier was arreated by Sher
iff Tyler of Curry county. He la sus
pected of having robbed and killed Al
bert Ryan, who Is believed to have been
hla traveling companion. ' -'
Th Mmt .uniirinir circumstantial
evidence agalnat Golllher Is the fact
that the.aherlff or Del Norte county,
California, telegraphed Sheriff Tyler
that Ryan left Dl Norte In company
with Golllher, although Golllher de
clares he knows nothing of Ryan or the
mnritiir tvan la thought to have car
ried about $110 and a watch. His slayer
took ' everything. Ryan was siauueu
several tlmea, his throat was cut. and
the body was drsgged into the brush,
where It was found sccldentally. ,
The offloers of Coos snd Curry coun
la AoAi-rhAit for anveral davs for the
man who was seen traveling with Ryan
In the aouthern part or tne aiaie, wnn
ii.. ranit that rmlMhpr was tracked to
Circle City, below Bandon, and there
arreated. r ',;;
, Ryan had been working as a logger
In California and was paid off before he
lAft. ', ' - ' ' '
Golllher la about tS years old.
Three Men Are Charged With
Thefts at Council Crest
Last Sunday. :
v xt Movlon. a nromlnent contractor.
Um - tiua '.imiiiiii on a rharca at being
implicated in a number of hardware
thefts from Council Crest Alfred Car
ter and Fred Haynes are also under
arrest for taking the goods, which con
sist of blacksmith tools, saws, shovels
and a quantity of oats. The valus of
the stolen property is snout suu.
Carter and Haynes have sdmlttel their
part in the Job, and. say Neylon loaned
them a buggy to get the loot wnicn was
later concealed. In Neylon's barn at the
hoari.nf I ft f men street-' The property
jielOOgedU to the Warren Construction
company, which is doing worg. on coun
cil Crest. Carter says they took th
goods last Sunday evening.
Detectives Tlchenor and Howeu ar
rested .the men yesterday evening, and
hava itatalned Sadia RItcher. Who was
found with Carter. They recovered the
greater part of the stolen property, ana
a AnrvAvnr'a onmnaaa atoleit laat 'vear
at Eighteenth and Waahington streets,
POLICEMAN DID NOT
. GET EVIDENCE MONEY
After a thorough Investigation Into
the polite raid of a gambling game in
the basement of the Fargo Saloon,
Sixth and Stark streets, resulting in the
charge that William Clark obtained
nart of tha evidence money, charges
agalnat him In the justice court have
been withdrawn. - Clark replies tnat tne
gamblers took this method of getting
even with him. Sergeant Klenlen, who,
with two patrolmen, made the raid,
states the' evidence money was, turned
over to him, and he gave this to the
- The gamblers are still laughing over
the light flnea they were given In mu
nicipal court This waa due largely to
their ball being placed low. 'it was
through Clark that the police were able
to locate the game The gambling den
was well protected, by doorkeepers and
push buttons, r i ' t ' vi
.Ten complaints have been made in
the Justioe court against W. F. Mlnard,
i476 Madrona street., a timber land
det),lei"4 in which he is accused ' of mis
representing claims., The complainants
charge they paid for small tracts of
land along the proposed, Oregon and
California railway,, but upon Investiga
tion rat" to ' find such ' land voder" the
direction 'of Mlnard. .,sri.
Those who have filed complaints are
Daniel Harrington. Frank K. Patt, Mar
tha KHgel, Prlscllla HalHns, Olive M.
Patt, Elvira Gray, H. Jennings & Sons,
J. M. Blair and G. K Blass. An Inquiry
has also been mada to Chief of Police
Cox by a man in Oklahoma who -says
he sent Mlnard $90, but has not hoard
from him. Mlnard has an office in the
Worcester building. . - v
HERE TO APPROVE
. - RAILWAY BUDGET
C. M'.' Clark, chairman of the executive
committee of the Portland Railway,
Light & Power , arrived here- last
night from New -York to pass i on the
1910 budget, which was prepared some
time ago. iMr. Clark ia accompanied by
Mrs. Clark, and- Is registered, at the
Portland. . .
The budget will provide $760,000 for
street 'work. the. largest amount ever
set aside for that purpose for one year
by the company.Aand other large sums
wjlt be. devoted to improvement of the
company's power generating system.
Mr Clark expressed himself as very
much pleased with the development ot
Portland and the- state, so far as he
could Judge on his way north from San
Francisco. " - --,",
TOOK TOOLS FROM -
TEN COMPLAINTS ARE
AGAINST V.F. MINARD
Secretary Porter Arrives to
Make Arrangements for
, , 300 Visitors . :
.. A. Ll Porter, secretary of the West
ern Retail - Lumberinens ssnoclatiou,
with headquarters at Spokane, Wash..
Is in the city arranging for the annual
convention of the association, which be
gins here Monday for a three days' ses
sion, " ,'.-'
Besides being a very active worker In
tha Interest of the retail lumber dealers,
Mr. Porter is regarded as one of the
handsomest men in the city ot Spokane.
Accompanied by his wife, be Is regis
tered the Portland.' ' - 1
The convention will bring about $00
retail lumber dealers to rortland from
Sll parts of the northwest, includlng
Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Mon
tana. Many matters ' of . great . Impor
tance to the trade will be taken up for
discussion. , Moat Important perhaps,
will be the "odd length" question, which,
to the outsider, means that manufactur
ers shall sell not only even lengths of
flooring snd finishing lumber, as has
been tbe practlee till a few months ago,
but-also odd lengths, such as 9, 11, 1$.
II and 17 feet, and charge for the odd
tnnt ITnrioi, tha nlt "rillp. the mills CUt
pff the odd length and thus prsctlcslly
wasted me material. i
riaa Of Ooaservatloa. .
The change was suggested and adopt
ed by the manufacturers with a view to
conaervation, but aoifte retaliera have
nnl nrllllnAlv arnanterf tha rule. On the
ground that, architects and contractors
are " accustomed to tne use ei even
lengths, and hence are opposed to th
now Ma. It la Intended to thresh this
matter out at the coming convention.
-The Western Retail Lumbermens ss
sociatlon will maintain headquarters In
the Portland hotel. Business sessions
will be held in the Eagles' hall, in tne
Marquam building, across the street
Xntertala Ylsltors Splendidly. . ,
The visitors will be lavishly enter
tained by the Oregon Washington
Lumber '-Manufacturers association,
ated th comlnr week
aa "lumbermen's week," -o" feature of
the program being a banquet ' at the
Commercial club on the evening .fit
February 1$. On th previous evening
n.,i. n Yinrwiini will hold a con
catenation, at which the visitors "will
hava an opportunity to see some BO
kittens initiated by Vlceregent Snark
G. A. Griswold, for the northern Oregon
district '. .
a - ,tAm ir ' iftHiutnn tha Oreaon at
Washington Lumber Manufacturers ss-
socUtlon holds its annual mum
r nttiKmrm. in tha evening the
annual banquet will b held, at th Com
mercial cluh, wnen xne resiui v
eieciianj win "tuwivw, t ..; ni
f i J
... V, n V
Woman Member of ' Fjock Has
: Strayer Arrested for, Em-: ;
Rev. Georgak fetrayer, In charge of
at ml Bail An . mt Alblna. was arrested at
noon today on a ohafge preferred by
Mrs. Lydla" Halls, an elderly member
of the mission Th -woman accuses the
minister of keeping her Jewelry valued
at $360 and $128 in. money.' . -
Mrs. Hallls became acquainted with
Mr.. Strayer by attending the mission,
and left the money and Jewelry wrth
Mm for safe keeping. When she wanted
money for living expenses, she says he
refused to glva it to ,her. He was
placed in th county Jail In default of
$6000 bonds. . previous to tha holding
of the mission at Albina, Rev. Strayer
conducted a mission at Fourth and
Couch atreets. i." ' c - ''
Constable Lou Wagner arrested th
minister. H denied having th money
or Jewelry, . Mrs. Hallls came from the
east a year ago.-. "'i';?
ANDERSON SUES FOR !
COLLECTION OF $2,555
.."i., .11 , ii i ii " '" .'.'J.,.V.'." '
A. A. Anderson, to whom A Faget is
alleged to have assigned his claim, has
brought suit against Charles Smith and
the National Cold Storage & Ice com
pany for the collection of $2665,
Faget Is a consulting engineer, and
is alleged to have been employed by the
cold storage company to draw plans
and prepare specifications , for a build
Ipg to l?e erected by the company. He
was to have received' $180, according to
the "complaint filed hy Anderson. ' But,
after he had partly,, finished, his w.orky
say Anderson, members of the com
pany refused to furnish him.' with in
formation which he needed regarding
the work, and thereafter refused to-pay
him fof his services. .
RETURN FROM LYLE
Th party of North Bank railroad
officials that' went to Goldendale and
Lyle to. attend the ' booster" meetings
there during th: wee, returned this
morning. They, report having been roy
ally entertained by th progressive pefflr
pie of the two Washington towns.
! At Lyle, President George B. French
Of the S. P;& S. railway, announced in
a apeech that the railroad company will
soon be In position to open a townstte
at Lyle, - a .move that heretofore has
been prevented by litigation over some
of the choicest land in the tdwn. This
land will be disposed of as soon as the
title s settled. , The announcement was
received with great approbation..
JUDGE GIVES OLD MAN ' '
. 90 DAYS ON R0CKPILE
A sentence of '5ff days on the rockptle
was givn Edward Btnford, a colored
man e 1 yeara old, upon a charge pre
ferred by Mlas Hassle Frederick,' who
was living' la the family. JShe Came
from Chattanooga, Tenn-and is 20 years
old. The charge, is for a statutory of
fense. She said the aged colored man
made love to her while hia wife Was at
church; Rinford lives at 1493 Winona.
W.cW," Cotton, in charge of. the legal
rinnartment of the Hacriman lines in
Oregon.', has returned from a trip to
Spokane. . ; .-. -,. , . . -; ; ; .-.vs r
Railway Company Says 671,
, 898 Cars' Passed Over Mor-.
rison Street Structure Last
Year 3 Cents Each Car.
Stattstlos in the city auditor's depart
ment ahow that the city received $20.
16$ from th Portland Railway, Light
& Power-company- last year for- atreet
car toll over the Morrison" street bridge.
By the terms of, the street railway's
franchise to cross the Morrison span. It
Is compelled to pay S cents for every car
that crosses the bridge. The total num
ber of care to .cross laat year was 671.
898. These figures are furnlHhed by the
Th tolls are paid monthly, and last
year averaged $1(66.6. The Morrison
bridge is the only crossing for the use
of . which the street car corporation is
taxed. '' , .
In view of the fact that the company
has stated that It will not pay an an
nual rental of $18,000 a year for the
orlvlleae of crossing the new Madison
atreet bridge, the figures sre Interesting,
aa they show that the charge fixed by
the Lane administration la not so un
reasonable 'as some of 'the officials of
the company said It would be, -
When the rapid growth of the city la
taken into consideration, it can readily
be conjectured that the average tolls at
$ cents a car for the traffic across the
new span will in all probabillty.be more
than $18,000 a year. - ,
Llmited.Ouster Writ Granted in
, Kansas Referee Says It'
Is Good Trust.
" (tolted freaa Leood Wlre.
Topefca, Kas., Feb. 12. Thesuprem
court of tb state today granted a lim
ited writ of ouster against the Interna
tional Harvester company. Under 'the
terma of tk' writ the company la pro
hibited from' giving" exclusive contract
to agents, from .limiting territory and
taking' other, steps which the. court
holds are In violation of the anti-trust
law. ,. . - ' '
The court reserved the right to take
up complaints In the future and settle
than, aa 1t araa fit. thus retaining su
pervisory power over the company's
Dusiness in tnis siaic. , i,
, ,Ths court hol4 as follows: ,
"TTn.r h . avidanca. a eomnlete-for
feiture of the -company's charter and its
right to do business is justinaDie, du
the court does .not deem such, action
necessary at this time." ''
- The referee who heard the evidence in
th case reported to th court that the
International Harvester, company was
a tryst, but declared that it waa a "good
truat." ' '
Tha referee stated!, that the farmers
gained som benefits .from Us opera
tions. ,. . . ? -' ....-..' 5
GETS BIS CONTRACT
Against .14 . eastern competitors the
Davis-Preuitt company was awarded a
$6000 , leather belt order at Olympla,
when i the stats . board - of control oa
Thursday gave out contracts for equip?
ment of the new Jut mill at the peni
tentiary at Walla Walla. This showing
by a Portland house Is certainly .grati
fying to Oregon people.
- The Portland firm has secured the
contract for equipping the Pjants of
the National Wood Pipe company and
the Multnomah Mohair Mills; large con
cerns" fitting up extensive plants here.
The , Davls-Preuitt, company has been
doing business in Portland about one
yara yv-r: '...' ."'" -
IS WOMAN'S HOODOO
l ' -,VJ MWaaaaaHa-sa- , - '".',' i.- '
'Caroline N. Scherer reopened her ac
tion against Mrs". iA. N Bradshaw, grow
ing out of the leasing of the rooming
house at 221 Larrabee street, today by
filing an amended complaint In circuit
court. In the amended complaint, th
plaintiff asks for $3628 Judgment
Mrs. Scherer tells a lot of troubles la
her-complaWlt. She says Mrs. Bradshaw
took the rooming-house; which has .85
rooms, on a four-year lease, greeing to
pay $175 per month for it Taking the
house November 1, 1909, Mrs, Bradshaw
is alleged to have left the state De
cember 28. : Then Mrs. Scherer's troubles
began,' Roomers in the house were with
out laundry, the gas man threatened to
turn off the-llghts unless the bill waa
paid, the electric light company sent
wwd it'wquld turn off the "juice,? and
the telephone iComparsy complained , be
cause Its bill wa hot paid. Even the
fuel company brought, suit. Discover
ing the predicament of the roomers Mrs.
Scherer again took cnarge or tne nouse,
Since that time, she has been endeavor
ing to find Mrs. Bradshaw. according to
her statement - " ' , '
WANSKY IDENTIFIES ' ,
- TAMALPAIS WATCH
,' Eureka, Cal., Feb. 12. Frank Wansky
today Identified the watch round on the
girl victim of the Mount Tamalpals
murder as 7ne his father repaired Jn
1892.; He was positive in his identifica
tion, and declared there was no possi
bility of a mistake. ff;-v. - - !,;. ' ';, -'
Wansky is a jeweler. He has been in
business here for many years. His
father, previous to his death two years
?go, . was the senlo members of their
irmi and, Wansky declared the mark on
the case of the watch found on the
mountainside, waa' one his . father had
placed there.: He said he would take
oath' to its genuineness. '
He-said the watch was left at the
shop to bo repaired by a man named
McKay. Inquiry here- failed to find
anv- one who remembered the man, how
ever."' The watch-arrived .here today. It
will be returned to San Francisco au
thorities. ' - . -
1 i CIS
Wakes to Find Him Jn , Her
Room Routs Him and
: Falls in Faint.
ttJfiltod Pr UaaH Wlra
'Seattle. Wash., Feb; 12.-Awaking at
i vinsir hia mninlnr .to find an In
sane man leering at her, Mrs. Harry
Panting. living at sous luus avenue.
,mr( tn rlaa from tier bed OIllV to
be set upon by the maniac, who stabbed
hnr several times, 'inflicting serious
fn, whirh aha la belns treated
at th City hoapltal. Following the as
sault the unknown assanani "np"',
and the police have been unable to find
Mrs. Panting waa awakened by the
light of a lamp shining in her eyes,
floated" in a chair across the room from
where she and her baby lay In bed, she
k.h.u an Inxana man. She Was almoat
paralysed with fright. , Her demand to
know what tha Intruder was aoing in
her room was met with an Insane laugh.
The woman then attempted to get out
of bed, but before she could do so the
man leaped upon her and began slash
ing her with a knife. Finally, bleeding
from many wounds and almost fainting
with horror, Mrs. Panting succeeded in
eluding the lunstlo snd secured a re
volver from a dresser drawer. When
she turned to fire the man had disap
peared as mySterloualy as he came.
Mrs. Panting reeled across the room
to her bed and there fell In a faint
When her husband, who Is a baker, re
turned to his horn at 8 o'clock this
morning he found his wlfe raviifg in
hysterical frensy.- vAs soon as she had
been quieted sufficiently to tell her
story the police wers notified and the
injured woman was taken to the hoa
pltal. Her wounds are not mortal.
BUT WILL HE PROPOSE?
XT V Mar-Raal. chief elartc at the
Hotel Oregon, ha again been made th
vlnilm rtt m. 4nat tan vaara old. Thla
time the Joker is 'way off In JiShor.
I think I'll marry- MacRae an
nounced to a traveling man mora than
two yeara ago. "
"All . right" aia n traveler, i u
get you a girl." v .
- ivi, mnnthi Xfrj XT itr Ha a waa the re
cipient1 of hundreds of letters from
matrimonial; agencies and fair females
who had ben induced to lt by dif
ferent drummers .i '. . ..
Atte.r a lima the toka wore. Not until
a few- daya agosw It . brought-; back.
Then .Mr, ' MacKae-recetarea tne - nra
!)" nnhllahad averr Tuesdav. Thurs-
Aa-r mnA ' fiatiirriav In Lahore. - India.
And under tha heading "Matrimonial
Notices, tne r rouowing were marnou.
"wiWTFn-Tjinvuwr for a reSDect-
able Punjab matrimonial agency. .Pay
according to quamicaiions. , , - , -
Ana '.- - -v , :' .
inn i Mirrnl mifrk mr r1r1 SreA
lS'y'ears.' Ardr Bane, Barardhl, belong-
lk. t nafwKlahIa fnmllv la well 110
In, household work, 'For fuller particu
lars or this ana otner mairimonia ac
quirements, apply to Ram Sahka. Z."
"Chanc-for you, Mac,", was-written
beside it ' , . ""'. ,. v,
KILLED IN EUROPE
WrlmnAm nt f.an Dansnearer: an acrobat
now on a tour . of . Europe, are-fearful
that h may be the acrobat said to have
been vdrownedln tne wreck of the
ifim nnsm) rhaniv. of the French
Transatlantic Steamship Company line,
r,a tha inland of Minorca. The name
given in the press dispatches are those
of Green' and Stakely, and .Dangnegcr's
M I i . ' . t. At.
friends here rear tnat n may oe u
man meant. ' . . ' - . .
. Dangneger has a brother Alfred, a
rf fk 'Pnrtlanii Slen comoany.
11 " v -
mA t.ia inih Mr. Dane-nearer. ' resides
. , tin iintnn Bvanue. He was In u-
irope when heard from recently, He
was to hav sailed ror Meaiierranean
points within the next few days. Friends
or the man are maning hiuui-hi
France, trying to find ahe exact where
abouts of th compahy to which h
FIENDISH ASSAULT BY
A COLORED SOLDIER
',. . :k , - '. 1 -: '.. ,:'-: f.".--! ',.,":' ,'
(United Pre tenaed Wire.)
eatia TToh 12 Two officers from
the local police fore have gone. to Fort
Lawton , to- try i to identify the negro
soldier . belonging to - th Twenty-fifth
infantry who last night severely Injured
n n 111 millntt ava.
nue arv attempted criminal assault
The woman was wanting aiong mueen
Anne avenus about 10 o'clock - when a
rimy th uniform iof . a. rear
ItCl , T ' ---- - V
uJar soldier came up behind her, an,d
inrowui. 1119 , vao . 1 v. .v. , u"..
h tn. thn arrnnnil. Mrs." Aizada. fouarht
desperately, with, her assailant, who. bru
tally beat her witn ni lists, ens imajiy
succeeded in breaking- away from his
.Pn omri" ran ap.reamfrtor : to the home
of William Cochran on Queen Anne ave
nue. Cochran nurnea to tne scene 01
ik. Iniir in tlniA to Rfla the
negro; who, had been Joined by. another
soldier, board a ; car tor rort j,awiorv
"BLIND PIG" PROMOTER
ARRESTED ONCE MORE
Tha aof.nnd cnara-a of runhine a "blind
pig" within a week was plaped against
W. J. Armitage, aruggisi at Aneia, u
morning in Justice court. He is charged
with selling liquor to a minot. 1 C. Chis
holm, chief witness In the first cai,
has not been found by ths constable's
office, and the case has been postponed.
Th ,nfvinis.tnt jinnn which Armltaae
was arrested today was signed by John
Ferris, a - minor. . 1 tie resiaenis in
Arleta have made . several complaints
ORDERS BEDDING FOR
NEW FIRE FIGHTERS
' : J' - a-a-S-aiawMaaBVaMaaka. -- r ' . .
The city executive beard at its meet-
in- -unaterriav aftprnnon authorized the
city auditor to advertise for bids for
.i anntnmant unit heddlna- to be used
by Che fire department when the addi
tional force or nremen is put on m ac
cordance with' , Ihe recommendations
mad In ' the annual budget of the
mayor. ' . . . ,..'.
:, AFTER IIIiViSELF c
Bank Robber Lets Pursuers
Pass and Then Mingles
With the Throng. -
. (rnlti1 Preaa LeanH Wlra.)
Kan IlcrnarUliio, C'al., J'b. 12. Beyond
ewtabllshlng the fact that the bandit
who helcl up and robbed the Bank of
Mlghlunds, at Highlands yesterday aft
ernoon, and ccapt)d with $1599 In gold ,
was a professional thief. Sheriff Ralphs
acknowledged today that the authorities
were without a clue as Jo. the identity
of the man. Today a coat which the
man threw away in an orange grove
while he was hcteg pursued by 500 t lt
lsens was identified as one stolen from
tha Ames clohtlng store here when the
place' was robbed recently. The re
volvers found on the ground sre of the '
same make and ' pattern as weapons
Stolen from a local hardware store a '
few nlRhts sgo. . . .
', During the night a posse continued
searching the country surrounding High
lands without avail," A stranger was .
arrested as a uspoct, but waa released
after proving an alibi. - (
The authorities explain the robber's
escspe by staling that he waited until
the crowd had passed him In the orange '
grove after which he overtook them and
Joined in the fruitless search for him
self.. ' ' .
Preshiont Herbert W. Johnstone of
the Highlands bank', said today that
the desperado was -the acme, of coolness.
After he, with the eashter, had been
covered and the money demanded, John
stone said: - - ' - ,
"You had better not take so Ynuch,
for you can't carry it away. It will
be such a load that yot will bs easily
"Now, I'm doing this Job," replied
tha bandit. "Yau hand over the cola
I'll escape all right"
Reported That. D. & R. G.
Use It to Effect Connection
- : , With Coast. . - -
f United Praaa Laaartl'WIra.) ' '
Denver, Colo.k Feb. lJ.Xhe. Republi
can today states that' it Jus semi-official
Information that the Denver and
Rio- Grande Railroad will . soon absorb
the "Western- Padlflo" arfd" that" Ifie lw
will be operated together by the Gould
Interests a one transcontinental line.
The impression t has long been pre
valent . here that ultimately ' the two
roads would be operated as a transcon
tinental line and today's announcement
occasioned only mild, surprise.-, The
fact that the .'Western Pacific, with its
921 miles of" track. Is ; practically a
branch line of 'the Denver and Rio
Grande,, with its 20, miles,. n4iat
the larger road owns two-thirds of tha
Western Pacific's stock, is regarded a
significant,' ? ; . L . ,,.
' (United Praaa Laaaed Wlra.
Jackson, Miss., Feb, 12. A big fir Is
raglnar in Vlcksburg this afternoon. At
3 o'clock it. Is estimated that '.the dam
age already done will amount to $300.- -000.!
The Vlcksburg authorities have ap
pealed to Jackson - for additional fir
fighting apparatus. ; " '
GOVERNOR W0LFLEY. : -
"DIES OF INJURIES
..- . . - - -
r. k '!, ...'(United Preas Ud Wire.) . j'
Los Angeles, Feb. IZ.-Lewls Wolfley,
former governor of Arizona, died at
hla home here this afternoon from In
juries sustained yesterday when he was
struck by, a streetcar, a Venice flyer,
at Sixteenth street and Harvard Boule
vard.. He suffered concussion of th
brain, his scalp was torn from his head,
one rib was fractured and he was cut
from head to foot. He never regained
consciousness after, being struck.
-' ...... ' , .1., V - ' .. .-:
won icy received ma appointment . aa g
Harrison. He was a veteran of th
Civil war. After the war h' went ta
Arltona, where he accumulated a large
fortune, most of which is invested in
mining enterprises. " . ...
The body . win oe snipped to rrescott.
Ariz., f or -burial. , ,.;"
;-; FIGHT HOP TRAFFIC
' (United PreM Leased Wire.) ' -Honolulu,
Feb. 12. Chinese Christian'
clergymen of the islands are. awaiting
the opinion of the county attorney on
thel request for th enforcement of the
anti-opium laws. The petition was ad
dressed' recently to Attorney ' General
Lindsay, who referred the matter to
the county attorney. The Chinese min- t
isters declare that little or no effort is
being made to enforce tbe laws against
tha sals of opium.- They said that in
some Instances fines have been Imposed, '
but as these ' amounted only to $25 or
$60, dealers who could buy a ; tltr "of
opium for $8 and Seli It for $2S could ;
afford to laugh attho fine. 1 - .
. The' ministers- charged that no real v
effort to Stop the sale of opium was be.- -ing
made, and urged the authorities- to ;
take action in the matter. ; , " ., .
0PPENHEIMER PLEADS -:s
, . ' BRUTAL TREATMENT
" " (Caltrd Praaa Lesaed Wire.t -
Ban Quentin, Cal., Keb. 12, Delegates
from the Women's Auxiliary of the Cali
fornia Prison Commission met this 'af
ternoon with the State prison : board . to .
consider charges of brutal conduct on
th part of persons connected with the
San - Quentin -penitentiary, which "werj '
filed by Jacob Oppenhelmer, "who is un- -r)e
sentence of death for murder. (In. .
penhclmer's attorneys , were present at 1
-Experts whQ have examined the re'
rently discovered deposit of lithograp
hic stone In Greece declare "that at
least 85,000,000 cubic feet of the choic
est quality flags are in . sight '