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Attorney General Reports No
, Evidence to Warrant Man's
Conviction for Burglary;
Mrs. Schiff's Name Up.
(Enltpa Preaa Leaaed Wlra.l
Albany. N. Y., Feb. 21. Foulke E.
Brandt, former valet to Mortimer L.
Schiff, who, was sentenced. to 30 year
for burglary pn what was alleged to
have been a "frameup,' today practi
cally won his fight for freedom. Attor
ney General Carmody today notified
Governor Dix that there was no evi
dence in the Brandt case to warrant
his conviction for 'burglary. Carmody
recommended a full pardon.
His-formal opinion will go, to Gov
ernor. Dix later. Brandt was sentenced
by Justice Rosalsky, - He was charged
by Schiff with having entered his home,
committing burglary Aadl)eatlngJiim
on the head. He pleaded guilty under
the belief that he would be given a
light sentence. A grand Jury ts Investi
gating the charges that a conspiracy ex.
Isted among Schiff, detectives and Oth
ers to railroad Brandt to prison.'
The name -of Mrs.' Schiff was fre
quently mentioned In connection with
tho case, it being stated that Brandt
went to the Schiff home the night -of
his encounter with Schiff at the request
of Mrs. Schiff. ;
New York, Feb. 21. Justice Gerard
"this afternoon set aside the "sentence "Of
30 years for burglary given Foulke E.
Erandt, valet to Mortimer L. Schiff, by
"Justice Rosalsky. The' court sustained
the writ of habeas oorpus obtained in
Brandt's behalf. v . , -
Justice Gerard held that Justice
Rosalsky was without bis Jurisdiction
In sentencing Brandt and that the en
tire proceedings before him were illegal.
The decision of Justice Gerard means
that Brandt will be returned to trial on
the original indictment. -
YOUNG WOMAN FIGHTS ' '
POLICEMAN IN TRYING
TO ESCAPE FROM JAIL
Bertha Sohneider of Hillsdale,
aged IS years, who' was arrested.
early this morning ' by Patrol-;
1 man Morelock In company with
4 R. T. Sherwood, , on an after
hour charge, this morning made
6 a sensattonaf attack on Bailiff
Butler in municipal court. She
attempted to escape f rqm . the
court, and she was -only recaptured-
when Patrolman Morelock.
blocked her way ahd'vforcjbly
carried her to the prisoners' box
set aside for women.' She again
fought desperately against , be
ing lucked up.
'1 am going home; I ' won't ' '
stay nere. sne snouted as ne
flashed by Bailiff Butler." But
ler pursued her the length of
the edurtrbom - and v finally
grasped her arm, but she 'pulled
, away front him and had, about
i succeeded in leaving Mhe room
when Morelock stopped her.
- Sherwood was fined S20 on.the '
charge and the girl was turned
- over to the woman's department
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T-V-A:' A' ' A Jv J1 "Phone to your ? selected workers at
y w . -- ; once and call them together at your
nn. m"r tiif office or other convenient point for a
POLICE TAKE CHARGE . ?Znylry TS with,ln the.
rtP nn iti m ir-ki-r oinl "M days. Explain carefully Just what
OF DELINQUENT GIRLi "lu'red and expected of each worker
- , i - . on that day. . !
Bessie May Woods, a ward of the "Before you call your meeting, within
Juvenile court wno was held as a'delin- th6 n,ftXtt,tW0J a,ays a writeup will ap-
. ... . pear in the dally papers covering 'the
quent on account of relations with A. J. nole 8ubject tuiy. x copy will
Parrftrd. a San Francisco traveling matt, be mailed to each captain. Read it to
tvas returned to police headquarters last your men. Do not let . them refuse,
night, after a quarrel with her sister, I Draft their services. Talk to them and
Mrs. M. A. Stratton, to whom she was I enthuse them on the subject, of the
I aroled. The girl threatened to leave - Bennett plans and their value to Pert
the.hcujse. s Hand. .
, Dr. Stratton telephoned to police head- "Other bulletins will follow this al
quarters to have an officer sent to his most daily. The success of this cam
I'ome. Patrolman Evans .brought the palgn does not depend upon your gen
girl to police headquarters. u . eral. It depends upon the captains. If
Plans are being made to send-ihe girl ! one captain falls, that means a failure
east to the home of her brother, but it for that, entire district. Yotr will not
was feared' that she intended to keep. fail. You will succeed, I know." ,
her threats to leave the sister's home. I Yesterday's meetng was held in the
-She had been 'sent to the Home Of the Multnomah hotel. Nearly every cap
Good Shepherd, and will probably be re tain appointed for the various districts
-turned there. . was presenj. The plan of campaign
; Mrs. Stratton last night emphatically j was thoroughly discussed,
declared that she was instrumental in! " .
having the charges against Garrard dis
missed. Garrard, who was dismissed by
order of the district attorney's office, is
Mrs. Stratton also declared that she
had learned that air e-ffort would be
made by the defense to show that Bes
sie May Wood nsd been : a delinquent
before her experiences with Garrard,
and rather than "have the sister face the
disgrace of the trial, she consented to
the .dismissal of Garrard.
PATROLMAN HAD LIGHTED
CIGAR; BOARDED CAR
' A warrant for the arrest of Patrol
man Humphries,' charging him with vio
lating the ordinance covering "smoking
on streetcars was asked this morning
by Chief of police Stover following the
- receipt - from - Sergean,t - Wanless to 1 the
effect that Humphries at an early hour
this morning, boarded a streetcar car
rying a "lighted cigar which h refused
to dispose of when ordered to do so. H
The incident,; which will lead to the
arrest of the patrolman, occurred on a
Sunnyslde ear. at : 12:30 o'clock this
morning. , Humphries boarded the car
t Second and Morrison streets with the
lighted cigar in his hands, and when
Sergeant Wanless called his attention
to the fact that he was violating the
city ordinance, he made no mova to
correct the affair.
Fined for Smoking Qpiura. .
By. climbing over the roof of the Port
land Trust company's building at Third
and Oak- streets last rifght, and peer
ing through a half open wlndow,Pa
Irolmen Griffith and Jones were last
night able to watch Chung Chin roll an
"opium pill," place -it in his pipe and
smoke it. They watched him wrap- the
pipe carefuly vp,, afterwards, and con
ceal it behind, his bunk. At Just that
time the two patrolmen stepped through
the window nd arrested the man. A
fine of J35 . was assessed against film
this morning by Judge Taswell.
. City Chrmlst Complainant. '
The case against Meier & Frank and
Julius Meier, charged with selling
skimmed milk without a Dlnrard stat
ing that fact, and with selling cream
that did not contain the proper amount
of butter fatT will be heard before Judiie
Taxwell next Friday. The charges wire
made by City Chemist Callaway. ' .
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Character of F.tslancholy Dane
Portrayed in Masterly
Style at Heilig. . ,
Robert Mantell s . portrayal of the
melancholy character- of "Hamlet" of
Shakespeare's masterpiece, edified tho
audience at the - Heilig theatre last
night. The stage verglon .was the one
used by -the great" tragedian Edwin
Booth. Students of -the great bard and
author of the drama who witnessed the
matchless presentation of the piece last
night gleaned new beauties out of the
Immortal Unas. Human emotions were
stirred to their utmost depths by th
tragic, mournful passages Interpreted
by one of the greatest living exponents
of the tragedian's art Jiving today.
Numerous curtain calls attested that
the famous actor's portrayal of the' dif
ficult character of the melanchly Dane
had struck the responsive chord. "
In the act where Hamlet's father's
ghost Is revealed the tragedian enacts a
scent which fixed itself Indelibly upon
the minds of spectators. The climaxes
that follow the entreaty from the
father's spirit to the son, commanding
the son to avenge the father's cruel
murder, were the signals for frequent
applause. ... -
John Burks, as the ghost of Hamlet's
father, presented a vision of the un
canny spirit form that made the audi
ence shudder. In the grave digging
scene Edward lowers, who Joked as he
plied his spade to the real earth, threw
the only bit of humor into the drama.
It was a- creepy- sight to see the human
skulls and bones tossed up out of their
burial place where they had lain many
years. The gravedigger's humor was of
the ghastly sort at its best
Miss "TCeTth Wakeman,&s "thef air
Ophelia, assumed her part with - becom
ing grace and won- merited applause.
Lawson Butt; as Claudius; king of Den
mark; Alfred Hastings, as Polonius, and
Frltts Lelber as Laertes, were strong
supports. :. - ' - - .:
Tonight "Richelieu" will be played.
Captains of Districts Told to
Be Ready for Campaign V
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"General" . V. Vincent Jones, com-
i mander-ln-chief of Greater Portland No.
.campaign, 'sent out "Official Order No.
T 1 1" to the 15 captains that willhead
members for the, Greater Portland Pfyns
association today. The order follows a
You will please proceed. to make a
uureiui iuay ui your aisinci. aeter-
mining definitely the number -of men.
to : thoroughly cover your district on
February 29. 1'ou will then, make a list
of names of those whose service you
jish for that day and draft them at
' once. Better make that list at least
f " " ,wi" neea ?ve;
them come through 3ou will not be
From the management of the largest
private ranch in Umatilla county to
the management of the Oregon agency
of the Equitable Life Assurance within
a month is a step rarely taken, but that
Is the story of Edgar W. Smith, son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. I Smith of Pendleton.
lABt Thursday Mr. Smith took charge
of the Portland' Office-of the blg com
pany and he has since been acquainting
himself with the details of the work
in the state. -
Mr. Smith attended the University of
Oregon and in " 1909 - graduated " from
Cornell. Since that time he has been
managing1 his fatheryj 8000 acre wheat
ranch near Pendleton. While visiting
in Portland last fell he took out a large
policy with the Equitable people and
suggested that he become an agent of
the company during bis spare time.
His success was immediate and last
month he. was called to New York to
attend a convention of the company's
agents as representative of Oregon.
Before he returned the place Of D. C
Herrln the former agent for the state,
was offered him and accepted. His ap
pointment began with the lrst of the
month but he was delayed by private
business. His-ranch he turned over
to a foreman and with his family he
moved to Portland. Both, Mr. and Mrs.
Smith, the latter who was Miss Irene,
8lmihg'tonf Astoria, are former Uni
versity of Oregon students and have
many friends throughout the state.
ELECT 'HALF DELEGATES'
(Special to Tb Jonrntt.)
Joplin, Mo., Feb. 21. As a compro
mtse, the conflicting factions In the
Missouri Democratic state convention
yesterday elected eight delegates, each
with a half vote, to the Baltimore con
vention, The delegation was Instructed
for Champ Clark. " -
Br. Nicholas Murray Butler, president
of Columbia university, Is mentioned
for the "Republican nomination for gov
ernor of New York next fall .
PENDLETON MAN TAKES
0 STiTE AniTU
Anti-Saloon Leaque Queries
Men, Who Would Goto Cap
ital, on Pending Bill.
All candidates for the United States
senate and congress in Oregon are be
ing placed under ( quls by thy Oregon
Anti-Saloon league asking them to state
their attitude toward the bill now pend
ing in congress to prevent the shipment
of liquor from wet territory to dry
when the shipment is to be "received.
possessed, . kept or used." in violation
of the law of any state or territory.
. The object of this bill is to do away
with the condition brought about by the
"origin! package" decision and other
rulings of the courts, under which it Is
possible under the protection of the
federal, law regarding1 interstate com
merce to hlp liquor into prohibition1
States. . . , .'.'
1 "A letter to Oregori candidates Is being
sent out by J. F. Burke of Portland, at
torney for the league, pleading for the
bill in the name of law and order and
good morals. The letter says In part:
"All those who believe in the funda
mental principle of home rule must be
lieve in the power of local communities
to enforce their regulations. None can
or will oppose this legislation except
those to whose financial interests it is
that laws are violated, and those whose
incomes are reduced In proportion as
hindrances are placed in the way of
such violation. To tKJft extent It is
merely a question of money versus the
."It is a bill entirely designed to in
crease respect for : law protect com
munities and states pf the exercise of
their police power, and remedy a condi
tion which has reached a point that
fir Has become aTiatroriaTtttsgrac6
"Our friends sincerely - request your
support of this bill ey your voice and
vote. Tou ill of course understand
that this does not raise the point of
your attitude on the matter of license,
but merely insists that the law, what
ever It is, must prevail. In view of the
approaching primary,-1 have been ' re
quested to learn your attitude on this
legislation, that our friends may intel
ligently vote on primary day, and hence
would ask an. early reply. It is only
fair to state that Our1 experience has
forced us" ,o consider failure 'to reply,
Or an .evasive reply as hostile. Inas
much as this is a matter in which the
whole state is. interested, --'1 shall send
a copy of this letter to each newspaper
and minister of the statCf-and on receipt
of your reply I shall forward it to
the same sources."
Portland's celebration the anni
versary of the birth ,pf George Wash
ington will ' consist of numerous semi-
public and private events, at which pa
triotic decorations, music, addresses and
favors will be the rule.
The men of the iJnlversaltst congrega
tion will serve a New England supper
at Broadway and East Twenty-fourth
street. : Walter 3. Evans, assistant United-States
district attorney, and-E. S.
Hooper of Denver will be the speakers
of the evening. Dr. .George Wardner
and Mrs, Wardner and Miss Eda Trot
ter will take part in the - literary and
musical program. -
Washington lodge A. F. & A. M,
Washington chapter, R. A. M and Mar
tha; Washington chapter, O. E.. S., will
hold.-afelebratlon at 8 a'elock -inthe
evening at Masonic hall, East Eighth
andEast Burnslde streets.
liadles' Aid society of the Presbyter
Ian church will hold a tea and silver
shower end a -reception at the church
parlorsTwelfth and Alder streets.
Sumner, Woman's Relief Corps No. 21
will give' a patriotic program at the
new East Side public library building.
Alumni of the University of Pennsyl
vania will banquet at the Arlington' club
at 8 o'clock tomorrow night.
: IN E. W: COLEDASE
The Jury in the case of E. W. Cole,
former police sergeant, charged with
grafting, is still battling for a verdict
The case was finished yesterday after
noon shortly before S o'clock, since
which time the 12 Juros have been try
ing to reach a decision. Judge Morrow
of the circuit court heard the case. lie
was asked this morning for Instruc
tions. -' "; '' -'
The Jurymen appear to be divided over
the question of a reasonable doubt, and
the weight to be given evidence of the
women" from the,, underworld. E. L,
Shaffer, foreman of the Jury, asked the
Judge if the corroboration of one un
derworld woman by another woman
from the underworld should be given
any particular credence. r The Judge re
plied that the Jury was the'sole Judge
of the weight of all evidence. -
DISMISSED BY COURT
Through the failure of ex-Sheriff T.
M. Word to appear in the municipal
court this morning to assist the prose
cution in the cases egntnst J. P. Nichols,
Martin Reddy, Tom Johnson and
Tn.ili UaKt xrtti D....f.,l at
Orpheus club, Z5Zt Washington street,
the cases were all dismissed by Judge
Taawell. This club, of which Ed DaveV,
a clerk in t he-office of the Justice
court, is said to be president, or an
officer of less Importance, -was
Charged with violating the rty -liquor
ordinance, by. selllng-illquor without.,
license. This club, was. raidpd on a
grand Jury bench warrant some time
ago, after Word had appeared before the
Jury and informed "them that gambling
was being conducted there, but this case
was before the circuit court.
CALL FOR CHRISTIANS
ISSUED FOR TONIGHT
Dr. Charles II. Porter, representing
the Interests of all evangellaal denomi
nations, has issued a call for a meeting
tonight at Peoples' ha.n, East Ankeny
and Seventh street, Of all wheare in-;
terested in the cause of true Chris
tianity. Dr. Porter says it Is the pur-
jaoiis or m wbiwns'? ?2Kiu-a,
and meaira lux me post .methods or
meeting the- great tide of infidelity
which he says Is swenr-ing over Port
land. Dr.' Porter wlir-dtliver an address
t tonight's, meeting,
PLANNING TO CELEBRA
JURY SEEKS VERDICT
CONFESSES HE !3 lOXI
WANTED I'i PORTLAND
John C. Wallace, Alias Harry Bladen
Captain of Detectives Baty received
word this morning trom' New Qrlan
that John C. Wallace, arrested there sev
eral days ago, has confessed to being
Harry Bladen, wanted here for the as
sault and robbery of Evelyn Rogers on
Christmas day, and has agreed to return
without extradition. Detective Fred
Mallett will leave today for New Or
leans. . .
As soon as Captain Baty learned that
the man wanted had been arrested, he
wlredta the officials tohold all money
on him as evidence. The answer was to
the effect that the man had but. 7 cents
in his pockets when arrested.
The robbery of. Miss Rogers occurred
at the Blackstone hotel, where she had
been taken by Bladen. Miss . Rogers
claims she lost $950 that had been sewed
In the lining of her muff. She charges
that Bladen struck her over the head
with a beer bottle after having doped
her. Bladen was employed as an agent
on a North Bank railroad train when he
first met Miss Rogers. 1
TO VISIT COLOMBIA
Plan to Terminate -Troubles
Over Panama Will.Be Car
ried to People Affected.
Washington Feb. 21. -The Colombia
situation is gradually clearing. At a
eabinet conference It was brought out
that Secretary", Knox bad Intended to
initiate negotiations for the termination
of the troubles growing out of the re
volt of Panama against Colombia. It
is thought likely that the plans formu
lated by Secretary Knox will be given
the Colombia government Without delay.
The Colombia .government has been In
sistent fronv, the beginning that the
whole matter be submitted to arbitra
tion. ' ' - : . .
Secretary Knox started today for a
trip through -the - Central-American re
publics. The United States cruiser
Washington will carry the party south.
TO TELL PUPILS OF
-A resolution to relate the plan for
garden contest societies in the public
schools with that of establishing so
cial centers in each school neighbor
hood, was reached yesterday by the gen
eral garden contest committee meeting
in the green room of the Commercial
club. - - -
Gardens interest the. children, it is
pointed out, and social centers interest
both children and parents. The par
ents are expected to have an active In
terest in the success of the children In
The first presentation of the com
bined subject will be made at a meeting
to be held next week in the auditorium
of the Irvington school. Arrangements
for ether meetings will be made by the
people of the respective districts who
are interested in-practical training for
children and in establishing a higher
standard of community and social life.
' The garden- contest committee dis
cussed also yesterday the appointing of
an advisory committee of citizens in
each district to ', cooperate with the
principals of the schools and the chil
dren in helping to make each -school a
prize winner at - the Armory exhibit
June 15. A special committee was ap
pointed consisting of O. M. Plummer J.
Fred - Larson and D. O. Lively to get
up the list of committees. Each school
principal is - to - hawepporrnnlty of
suggesting men that he would like trf'
see serve and will be asked to furnish
each a list of ten citizens in each dis
trict from which five may be selected
from the committee.
There are already, a number of volun
teers desirous of . serving on the cofm
mtttees. Tewlsjtl, Head, chairman of
the Ad club garden committee, an
nounced that Mrs. Head desired to take
the chairmanship' of -the committee
from the Glencoe school. J. G. Bacher
offered to become chairman for the
Holladay school and to furnish a half
block of ground with plowing and seeds
to be used by . the student gardeners.
Professor Curtlss of Sunnystde school
suggested that Sherman W. Walker be
made chairman for his district. An
nouncements of garden contest societies
organised In Mount Tabor, Terwllllger,
Arleta and other schools, was made.
2 ASPIRE TO OFFICE;
filed Ws declaration of intention' td be
come a Republican candidate for the
state- legislature in the Aorll Drtmarv
election. Ho declares for Statement On,
economic expenditure of public money,
and strict, regulation of corporations.
Tho candidate also sets forth that ha
.-V. s. t Biiry; 1,1, imwinui no Mverius,
filed bis fleclara Hon .to-become a mnrii.
date, for county commissioner. He de.
atraln'st--graft w&: in favor of
better reguliUluu of bridge draws.
US El IMPEL
Inmates of Monastery Arei
Cruelly Tortured and Then
(felted PrfM lecw4 TClral
Salonika. Feb. 21. The Turkish au
thorities are Rlaclng the blame for the
recent outrage at the Bulgarian monas
tery of Glurlshia, which resulted In the
decapitation f nine of its inmates, on
the Bulgarian revolutionary committee.
Jt I stated that the victims had been
condemned to death Vy the committee
for having furnished information which
led to the destruction of one of the
Bulgarian bands. An official report di
rect from the scene says that a party
of 25 mjfen invaded the monastery, seised
and bound two by two Alexia, the su
perior; his 90-year-old mother, ' Ristoff,
ephor of the monastery, and six Of the
servants, and took them into the chapel.
There, after subjecting their victims to
long and cruel torture, the bandits be
headed them and then frightfully mu
tilated the bodies. Subsequently they
desecrated and looted the chapel car
rying away all the silver candlesticks
and other valuable ornaments.
BY HOUSE COMMITTEE
(United Frew Leased Wlre.i
Washington, Feb. SI. Before making
its report on the claims of Colombia
against the Panama canal tone, the
house committee investigating the mat
ter is considering whether it would be
dangerous fronvthe standpoint of facing
an enormous indemnity verdict for the
United States to submit the claims to
The Hague tribunal. TT".' t
The New, York World, summing up the
case, declares that evidence tends to
prove that, former President Roosevelt
took the Isthmus in violation of treaty
rights and that Colombia is entitled to
SAN FRANCISCO MINT
MAY BE DISCONTINUED
--(Doited Preat Leaned Wire.
Washington, Feb. 21. The discon
tinuance of the San Francisco mint for
purposes of economy is being consid
ered here by the subcommittee of the
house committee on appropriations
Representative Kahn of California said
today that he would start a campalgnto
prevent such action. ,
CRETE SEVERS RELATIONS
WITH FOREIGN CONSULS
(Cnltea Preu Leaaed Wlre.V
Cananea, Crete, Feb. 21.T-Followlng
the receipt of a formal demand from the
powers that those responsible for the
Moslem murders be punished, the Cretan
government today severad aji relations
with foreign consuls. ,
1,-1 Professor Hertel Dead. .
- ' (DnlUiPreaa Leaaed Wlra.
Berlin, Feb. 11. Prof esso Albert
Hertel, a noted landscape painter, is
dead here today. He was 69 years of
OUR Man-Tailored Coats and Suits
for Spring await your inspection
in our Woman's Shop. We are sure
-you will enjoy a. visit here, we. have-'--so
many new models to show you
rich fabrics and harmonious blend
ing of color that will delight you
with their beauty a softening of outline and a. -perfection in detail that
show the artist's handiwork. Our models will conform gracefully to your
n our Misses' Shop we show many new and pleasing garments "for
the miss and the junior, and for small women. You are invited to call
we will be glad to serve you. . '
Entlrm Third Floor EUvator Strvlc
Pendleton Man Favors Sane
Government Kept Close to
' . the People. r
(Special to The Journal.)
Oregon City, Or.. Feb. 21. "The
world advances, and in time outgrows
tie laws that in our fathers' time
eemed best. Doubtless after us a
f jrer scheme will be worked out by
tser men than we made wiser by the
S'ire advance of truth."
Such was the theme of an able ad
dress delivered by Judge Stephen A.
lowell of Pendleton, who has been men
: toned as a candidate for the United
States senate, at a banquet by the Con
Igregational Brotherhood last evening.
1 "Politics,'! said Judge Lowell, "is gov
ernment and should be the government
jby and for the average man, and by the
average man x mean wnat is Known as
the common people to whom you and I
"Why not ' let the assessor register
the voters In his trips about the coun
try? Then it is all done at once, and if
there are any omissions it is easy to
correct them. There is great abuse in
t ie . registration of voters on election
day by obtaining the signatures of five
freeholders. If a man Is not patriotic
enough to register when he ought to
legister, then . be should not be per
mitted to vote at the eleventh hour.
,"1 believe that the initiative and ref
erendum are wise, but I am fearful un
less there is a restriction placed upon
tie initiative it may topple over. It
li not wise to present to the people the
consideration of 40 measures at once
t vote upon. I believe that there
e'lould not be more than seven questions
t vote upon at a single election. There
U no harm in the referendum, it is
.tierely a check upon the legislature.''
molted Preai Leaaed Wlra.t
New Tork, Feb. 2K Fin&nciefa Twe
tMrown into a near panic today when
they heard of Theodore Roosevelt's
speech at Columbus. There was a do
sire to unload securities but ' it r was
found that very little demand was" en
countered. The market lost heavily on
some of the leaders. R&adlng common
shares dropped 2, Union Pacific 1
point, Great Northern "li and United
States Steel common point
, 1 . " Reparation It Asked. v
Washington, D. C, Feb. 21. The
Beebe company, dealers in contractors'
equipment in Portland, asks reparation
for a shipment of, dry core compound
in November,-1909; from Cleveland to
Portland, in the sum of IK 9.
Cran Will Filed. .
Chicago, Feb. 21. The will of the
late Richard T. Crane waa filed for pro
bate here today. His Bons, Charles R.
Crane and Richard T. Crane Jr., execu
tors under the will, filed a joint bond
- CLOTHIER ' -
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This Is Ash Wednesday; C;
Today iW Ash Wednesday, the first
day of Lent, the penltentisl 40 v' v-
son observed by the Roman Catholic and
Greek churches, and the Episcopal an. I
certain others of the Protestant
churches, in commemoration of the 4
days' fast of the Savior In the dpsrt.
The significance of Asl) WedneaJay
comes from the blessing and distribu
tion by the priests of the ashes of the
palms used in the Palm Sunday serv
ices. It having, been the custom in an
cient times fc'cer..tajn classes to cover
the head with ashes and war garments
of sackcloth during period's of mourn
ing and penance. V r
Though certain forms of abstinanre
are still required of the religiously in
clined during Lent, the demands are not
nearly so rigorous as in the olden days,
when not only the eating of meat was
forbidden during the entire 40 days, but
the use of flesh derivitles, such as eggs,
milk, lard, butter, etc., was also tabooed.
Special abstinance is now required on
certain days of the season, and special
religious services are held dally.
Fish has Dean the chief article of diet
for the fasting faithful down through
the ages, and locally the increased de
mand for thli food will be well met.
Columbia river steelhead and Chinook
salmon are plentiful on the market,
though prices are firm, due to big
astern demand. There is an overpro
duction of Columbia . river smelt, sell
ing from 1 cent per pound up, and this
promises to become a popular dish dur
ing me Lenten season, iiaimut is plen
tiful, as are the many varieties of shells
fish, raior "clams excepted. J High tides
have tended to decrease the market
able supply of clams.
Easter Sunday cornea this year on
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MILLIONAIRE SNEED'S .
FATE IN JURY'S HANDS
(United Preaa Leaaed Wlre.V
alre J. B. Snead of Amarlllo, Texas,
who shot and killed A. G. Boyce, Sr.,
following a quarrel here over the elope
ment of Mrs. Shead with A. G. Boyce,
Jr., will probably know his fate within
the next 24 hours. After a trial which
has consumed the greater part of two
weeks; both the state and defense rested
this afternoon and as soon as the court
completes its charge the' case will be
given to the Jury. t.
, Shaw Charged With Fraud.
; (Cnltwl Preaa Leaaed Wlre.i
Los Angeles, Feb. 21. Arthur W.
Shaw, a shoe , manufacturer of Free
port, Maine, is under arrest here today
on a charge of fraud Involving more
than 110,000. Shaw was arrested in an
apastment In a fashionable residence
district,' where he lived as A. 6.. Willis.
He denied his' identity until confronted
with his real name on a tailor's label
inside his coat pocket. He will be re
turned to Maine without an extradition
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