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I SENSATION ffl
HI Jury Indicts Prominent
II . Lewyer.
I j Franklin Pierce Mays Un
l der Charge of Con-
I I piracy .
Thrco 0ther3 Implicated Who Havo
1 Not Hitherto Been Connected
Hll "With Cases.
D PORTLAND, Or., Dec. 21. Tho. first of
H ' tho sensational indictments v.'hlch It has
ill i " besn expected would result In tho present
I 1 'investigations of tho Federal grand Jury
I was returned today. Franklin Plcrco
IT ! Mays, a promlnont young lawyer of this
B ; city and a member of ono of tho best-
VI known families of Oregon, Id accused of
MH having conspired to defraud the United
I -Stales Goornmcnt of public lands situ
B 'atcd In township 21 south, rango 1 east.
"The township Is located in the Call
IB -pola mountains, between Lane and Doug
Cm Tlas counties, Oregon.
Ell The Indictment also Includes Horace G.
R McKlnlcy, S. A. D. Puter, Emma L. AVat
Mm son, already convicted of conspiracy
if ngalnst the Government; Marie Ware,
mm tho defendant in tho first land frauds
H enso, who was acquitted; Robert W.
W ft Slmnson, John Doe and Richard Roc.
Kb Thsao last three, like Mr. Mays, havo not
I - hitherto boon connected with tho cases
III 'no 'nr as Is known.
S - Conspired to Defraud.
Tm The Indictment alleges that on Dcccm-
MjM btr 23. 1901, these persona conspired to-
W wgother to defraud tho Government by tho
MUf n use of false and forged applications, affl-
HV! "davits and- proofs of homestead entry and
U settlement, l'art of the applicants, the
HH m Indictment says, were fictitious, but oth-
Bjm 2or3 were secured by Putor and McKln-
HW m in tho caso of the real claimants the
Hi Indictment alleged that the fraud laid In
HI the laws not being observed and further
iHn that no sufficient consideration had been
I paid for tho lands so convoyed.
Hy It Is also alleged that the defendants
IHf knew that the affidavits wcro falso and
ff forged; that the persons were fictitious,
HI and that no one had ever resided on tho
HB lands tiled upon and secured.
Hf It Is further alleged that F. P. Mason,
W January 21 snd Juno 27. 1902, caused
! Thaddcus S. Potter and Martha IT. Pot-
H lor. as his agents, to execute a deed to
Q William A. Peters and M. F. Henderson
D for land in township 21. Emma L. Wat-
I M son having previous to this time deeded
H tho same land to Potter.
! Land Previously Deeded.
M "It Is further stated by the Indictment
H that the defendants presented on Decem
M her 31, 1201, to the Land office at Rosc-
burg the final receipts Issued by J IT.
m Booth, in the claims of Robert G.' Tup
Hi man, James E. Warwick, Frank E. Heme,
Mf William H. Watklns, all of whom tho In
WffHL dictment states wore fictitious persons.
lff and at the same time presented the nfll
ml davit of Emma L. Watson to the" effect
Hll tlift she had lost the final receipt to tho
DH Samuel L. Carson claim: Carson, accord
HJ lug to tho Indictment, being a flclltlou
nj person. A similar affidavit, It allges. was
1(11 nresentcjl In relation to tho Robert Slmp
I A Guaranteed Cure for Piles.
Itching, Blind, Bleedlns or Protrud
ing Piles. Tour druggist will refund
money If PAZO OINTMENT falls to
cure you in 6 to 14 days. 50c.
I FEAT UNPARALLELED.
Carrier Pigeon Plies From California
to New York. '
UTICA, N. V., Dec. 21. An exhausted
carrier pigeon which had on Its leg a
tag Inscribed "A C, n. 20G" has been
found at Dolgcvlllo, Hcrglmer county.
Adolf C. Harn, a pigeon, fancier, lived
In Dolgcvlllo until a year ago when ho
v,nt to New Dolgevllle In Southern Cal
ifornia, taking his plgeons with him. It
l.i supposed that tho bird is ono of his
Jlock which returned to Its old home.
Such a flight, however, Is unparalleled.
I FOR WOMEN
WHO CANNOT BE CURED.
Backed up by over a third of a ccnturj
fif remarkable and uniform cures, n
i record such as no other remedy for the
diseases aud weaknesses peculiar- to
women tver attained, the proprietors of
l!r. .Piwce'3 Favorite Prescription now
feel fully warranted in offering to pay
500 in legal money of the United
States, for any case of Leucorrhea, Fc
male Weakness, Prolapsus, or Falling
of Womb which they cannot cure. All
I they ask is a fair and reasonable trial oj
1 ibeir means of cure.
I The Vlcc-Prasldcnt Independent Onlcr
1 of Good Templars.
j An experience which many women have was
3 related by Misa Aznes Stcbblnga, of 331 East
I yAh Street, IJcw York City, sis follows: l
I hnd very poor health for a year uutll life
f looked dark and dreary to sic. Had head
J aches, backache, also pain, my deep was
broken and fitful. I longed for health. Tried
B several medicines but none were of any last.
ing benefit nil I took Doctor Tierce's Fa,
J voritc Prev p:ion. I soon realized that 1
5f had found the right remedy. It helped nature
1 to throw off the poisons that saturated the
U cystcia, removed all paius and strengthened
the digestive organs, and brought the roses of
m health back to my cheeks. This medicine if
V taken occasionally keeps the sy6tcm in perfect
K condition, helping it to throw off the disease
If End cotmenueuccs of exposure to dnmpness, I
Kj But pleased to give it my endorsement,"
I "Favorite Prescription" makes weak
women strong, sick women well. Ac
I cept no substitute for the medicine
which works wonders for weak women.
Dr. Pierce's Common Sense Medical
Adviser is sent free on receipt of 21 one
cent stamps for the paper-covered book,
K or 31 stamps for the clolh-uound. Ad.
ixcut Dr. K. V. Piiy.cc., Buffalo. N. Y.
TRAIN STUCK IN TUNNEL.
Persons in Buildings Overhead
Thought It Was an Earthquake.
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 21. An incoming Mo
bile & Ohio passenger was today stalled
In the tunnel under tho downtown busi
ness district leading to Union station as
a result of an accident thai derailed tho
tender of tho engine. Nobody was In
Jured but tho pansengoro und truin crow
suffered from tho clouds of smoko and
gas from tho locomotive before tho curs
could bo taken out.
The effect of tho tender plowing along
tho floor of tho tunnel was similar to that
of an earthquake and many persono In
the big buildings along Eighth otroot
from SL Charles to Ollvo, fled tothc
WOMAN KILLED BY SHOCK,
Report That Husband Was Dead
Threw Her Into Convulsions.
NEW YORK, Dec. 21 An unfounded
report of tho death of her husband, from
whom sho had been separated for thrco
years, has cost tho lifo of Mrs. Catherine
Shaffer, at her homo In Union IIII1, N. J.
Shaffer had been III of pncunjbnia, but
la recovering. A child of the couple", who
lived with tho mother, was told on tho
street that ho was dead. Sho ran homo
and bVoko tho news. Tho mother became
hysterical, passed from ono convulsion to
another, and died In a few minutes.
Headaches From Colds.
Laxative Bromo Quinine removes the
cause. To get the genuine, call for tho
full name and look for signature of E.
W. GROVE. 25c.
Efforts to Influence
ftlen Members Board of Post
men's National Or
Inspectors Investigating, and More
Hoods Hay Fall In
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21. Postmastor
Gcncral Wynne today removed two moro
rural carriers for alleged efforts to in
tlucnco legislation, tho employees being
II. E. Nlvin of Berthoud, Colo., and J.
W. Whitehead of Medina, O. Nlvin is
chairman of the executive board of tho
National Rural Carriers' association.
Whitehead Is also n member of tho exec
utive board And is secretary of tho Ohio
State organization of the carriers.
Tho oxeiutivo board held a meeting In
St. Louis, as the result of whose instruc
tions President Cunningham of tho asso
ciation is said to havo called on tho mem
bers of the national committees of both
tho Republican and Democratic parties to
ascertain what support they would glvo
to legislation In the Interest of tho car
riers. Tho plans for the campaign for this
legislation carried on prior to the Novem
ber election by President Cunningham
and Secretary Tumbcr, both of whom
were removed recently a3 the result of
an Investigation of their work, were, It
Is charged uy tho special authorities, ap
proved and Indorsed by Nlvin and White
head. Pledged Support to Carriers.
Tho rep art on the Investigation points
out that NIvln's plan was that tho rural
carriers In each Stato should look into
tho fiuc3tlon of Fiipportlng the candidates
for 'election or re-election to Congress In
their State, and to such of these candi
dates as proved "true" to tho carriers,
tho association would plcdgo lis support
for any political henors sou-ht in tho
Soma letters which the department now
has on flio Indicate that tho carriers havo
outlined a plan which they expected
would effect Important results In lavor of
their cause and set out that tho associa
tion must bo frco from entanglements
with any particular political party and
must select for their support such men,
regardless of party, as were most friend
ly to their Interests.
Tho correspondence Indicates that Rep
resentative Overstreet of Indiana was a
special target of attack by tho carriers
becauscd hc refused to give them any
pledges or promieea 03 chairman of tho
House Committee on Postofllces.
Two postofflce Inspectors aro Investigat
ing these matters and other developments
aro expected shortly. It Is understood
that a meeting of the executive board of
the National Association of Letter Car
riers, comprising tho carriers In tho city
service, will bo called immediately after
tho Christmas holidays to tako ac'tlon In
connection with the recent dismissal of
President Keller of that organization,
from the Government service.
This meeting Is mado especially neces
sary by tho fact that Keller, having been
dismissed as a carrier, will not bo re
ceived or recognized in any way at tho
Postofflco department, and hly power ns
head of the association thereby will be
crippled. The question of continuing tho
present expense account IncMcnt to tho
office of president also is expected to bo
RECOVERS HIS LOST CHILD.
California Gold-MIno Ownor Regains
Possession of Uttle Daughter.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2L Norman.
Webster, cold to bo a wealthy gold mlno
owner of Soulsbyvlllo, Cal.. has recovered
posseselon of his four-and-a-half-ycar-old
daughter, who ho had been seoklng for
two years. Tho child was found by a
constablo at Poughkcepsle.
Webster's wife visited relatives In Eng
land two years ago. and upon her return
decided. It Is said, to rcmnln In the East,
and found a boarding place for the child
In Poughkcepsle. A constable thero heard
of the search by the father, and watched
tho child until Wctetcr arrived.
Three Cleveland Banks Combine.
"CLEVELAND, Dec. 21 -Tho Wado
Fark bank, of which Ira Roynolds is sec
retary and treasurer, together with two
branches, was takon over today by the
' Cleveland Trust company, which will con
duct tho business of tho thrco Institu
tion:). Tlw Cleveland Trust company bns
within the last few daya taken over -ho
buoincss of flvo banks located In this ci,y
and Its suburbs.
Dinner Given by Bench
New York Lawyers Welcome
Presidential Candidate to
Distinguished Gathering, Without
Pegard to Politics, at the Waldorf-Astoria
NEW YORK, Dec. 21. Alton B. Parker,
former Chief Justice of tho Court of Ap-
peals and Democratic candldato for tho
Presidency In tho last campaign, was tho
guest of honor tonight at a dinner at
tho Waldorf-Astoria. Tho dinner was
given by the benbh and bar of tho city
of Now York, and Republicans and Demo
crats alike were present to honor tho Juh
tlcc's return to tho praotlco of law.
Among tho 150 who attendod wcro many
of the most promlnont mcmbors of tho
legal profession in this city. Former Jus
tice D. Cady Ilerrlck was also a guest.
Justice Morgan J. O'Brien of tho np
pollate division of the Supreme court, was
tho presiding officer. The speakers In
cluded former Governor Frank S. Black,
former Secretary of War Ellhu Root,
William B. Ilon.blowcr and Judgo Par
kor. The list of subscribers Included jiearly
all of tho Justices of tho Supremo court
o,nd other courts of tho city.
Parker Center of Group.
Judge Parker was the center of a group
of well wishers during tho greater part
of the evening. Before speaking began
Francis Burton Harrison, tho defeated
candidate for Lleutenant-Govornor, am)
M. Linn Bruce, tho successful candidate,
approached arm-in-arm to greet him.
They had not mot before tonight. Judge
Parker had never met Mr. Bruce, and
they chatted pleasantly together.
Justice O'Brien proporcd a toast to tho
President of the United States. In his
oponlng address Justice O'Brien expressed
tho hope that Judge Parker had put asldo
tho ermine for but a short time, and that
ho would wear It again.
"This is tho occasion," ho said. In con
clusion, "of honoring an honest Judge,
who has filled his offlco to the greatest
of his ability "
Toast to Parker.
Justice O'Brien nnked for a toast to
Judge Parker's "professional long life
and happiness." It was drunk with a
cheer. When the Judge rose to speak tho
dlnsrs arose, waved handkerchiefs and
Judge Parker expressed his gratitude to
his hosts for tho cordial welcome extend
ed to him in becoming a member of tho
bar In this city
The notable nb3onco of Jealousy and the
readiness of Its members to recognize and
applaud tho worthy performances of each
other were conditions, ho said, that havo
always made tho practice of tho profes
sion of the law In the city of Now York
exceedingly attractive, and many havo
come here from other places, not only in
anticipation of tho substantial rewards
they might meet with and in the hopo
of a wider sphere of nctlvo usefulness,
but also to bo associated with tho tra
ditions of tho bar here and with tho am
bition to be enrolled In the ranks of Its
To Elevate Judiciary.
In speaking of tho movement to ele
vate tho Judiciary. Judge Parker said:
"Tremendous strides have been mado In
recent years, In tho direction of re-electing,
with tho concurrence of both parties,
Judges worthy of our best traditions. Tho
public sentiment on that subject which
now prevails has been mainly developed
under the gutdanco of tho members of
tho bar, toward which the profession of
this city has contributed more than Its
In conclusion Judgo Parker said:
"I thank you for this kindly wclcomo
to your ranks, and If whlio a mombcr of
tho bench I succeeded In contributing in
some small degrco toward the mainte
nance of such a judicial Htandard as wo
all would have. I beg you to regard It an
f an assurance of an earnest desire on my
part to work sldo by,sldo with you In
your efforts to keep up tho present high
professional standing which the bar en
joys as well as to uphold and strengthen
our Judiciary, whether local or State a
judiciary to which wo givo unhesitatingly
our confldenco and affection."
Ex-Secrotory of War Speaker.
Ellhu Root said in part:-
"Upon tho observation and experience
of a practico which must seem long to
any but my leader, Mr. Pnrsons, and
out of a full heart and friendship and
warm regard for tho guest wo honor, It
is a pleasure moro than a pleasure, It
Is a dollght to add my voice to the ex
pressions of esteem wo give him here. I
can say that no InterosUj when committed
to Judgo Parkor"s hands havo not had
Just and upright consideration. Wo wel
come him to our bar; wo aro proud of
him and proud of our bar.
"In tho majestic process of material de
velopment you, an a member of tho bar.
maintaining rights before all courts and
all Judgcn. will contribute your great and
potent share of building tho structure
of hopes of future civilizations and free
Institutions. No nobler office can bo as
sumed by any man than tho great offlco
you will take.
"But with all that, my dear Judge, wo
wish you woro a Judge again. Wo would
like again tho calm satisfaction of know
ing that wo havo a Just Judgment of all
that is worthy on tho bench. Wo would
like to feel again tho kindly gontlo naturo
and nobility of character which make us
all lovo you. Wo wish you with all our
'hearts, happiness, success and a future
which a man who docs his duty ought to
have In freedom."
William B. Hornblowor said, In con
cluding his address-
"Tills Is a remarkable tribute to Judgo
Parker as a man, ns it cornea from mon
of both political parties after a hot cam
paign. It Is unusual that after such a
campaign of turmoil wo should como to
gether to honor him as a man."
Mr, Black followed Mr. Hornblowcr.
"So much has been said that Is ad
mirable and expressive," ho said, "that
there seems to bo llttlo need of saying
anything more. I have never Joined In
any function of welcome moro sincerely
than I have In this,
"Thero Is no man In all the ltsts of the
bench In his State that hnd that universal
esteem and respect that ho has, If It
wero my right to propose a toast, It
would bo to tho able and upright jurist
and tho man now before tho bar who has
shown the upright qualities all his life."
Negro Class Officer at Harvard.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Dec. 21. W. C.
Matthews, tho ncaro footbnll and base
ball player, has been elected ono of Har
vard's senior classday officers. vThls Is
among the highest honors in the gift of
Crimson undergraduates. H. Chandler
Egan. tho ' golf champion, was olectod
chairman of the spread; committee.
Store jpm Thwf&Yv WM&y m&
Extern lMw Sprang
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Mado of Cheviots; Mercerlzod Sateen;
Plain and Dotted Brilliantlne.
Ana Exetodw Swl CIhAta&$
Different from anything, else. The, very latest.
"A present that will prove a joy.
jPrks9 $ 11 oS to $5oa
STAG nWM Am OWMAMEMTAh
These Goods Now Become a Fine Christmas Bargain.
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Ana AspteM M&t A m$M
The largest and handsomest collection of holiday umbrel
las in the city at one-fourth off. They include natural wood
handles, such as box wood, furze and waxelwood handles, gold,
silver, pearl and gunmetal handles, ranging in price from ?2.00
to 20.00 each, all at
Also separate handles, in all about two dozen handsome
umbrella handles, in pearl, gunmetal, gold and oxidized silver,
25 IPeir bw& Mwwft
REWARD FOR SLAYER.
No Clue to Mystery of Girl Murdered
on Cutler Mountain.
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Dec. 21,
The police are as far from the cluo to
the solution of the Cutler Mountain
mystery as ever, but the efforts are be
Tho last clue that was in their hands
played out this morning when Ona D.
jloyt, a pretty hairdresser living in this
city, and who was reported to have dis
appeared, was found safe at her room in
tho Clinton hotel In this city.
An Increased number of olllcers is to
dav engaged in the search through the
hiflo for evidence that may lead to the
discovery of the identity of the mur
dered girl or of her slayer.
At their meeting today tho County
Commissioners will offer a reward of
S1000 for the arrest and conviction of the
The excitement In the community
over the crime la growing daily, a de
mand being made on the officers from
the citizens today that every effort be
made to run down the crime. Talk of
lynching of the murderer should ho be
found out Is heard freely today.
Draft of Philippine Tariff? Bill.
WASHINGTON. Deo- 21. Sccrclnry Taft
and Colonol EdwarUn. chlof of tho Insular bu
reau ot tho War dppnrtmcnt. todny completed
the work ot puttlni; tho proposed rovltdon ui
Uiq Philippine tfirlO" In ahnpo for presentation
to Conurcsfl In tho form of a prepared draft of
"Wireless Station for San Diogo.
SAN DIEGO, Cal.. Dec, 21. The Cham
ber of Commerce of this city han been
notified' from Washington thnt the plan
of ostabllehlng-a wlroloafl-stRtlon-hero has
been approved by tho Navy depJvtmcnu
Legislation Desired Contains Many '
COLUMBUS, O.. Dec. 21. The executive
committee of tho American Anti-Saloon
league mot hero today and outlined plans
for a legislative campaign.
It was determined to mako a fight for:
Tho retention of tho nntl-cantcen law.
Sufficient additional appropriation to
complete urray poat recreation halls.
For cffcctlvo prohibitory legislation for
Indian Territory should It bo granted
Tho passage of the Hopburn-Dolllver
bill to prohibit tho shipping of liquor Into
tho new Territories.
The leaguo will insist upon a fairer test
ot the antl-cnntcen law. This, It was
claimed, has not been given tho statute.
Tho league will nsk for an appropria
tion of 5320,000 to build and complcto the
recreation halls at various army posts,
which aro intended, In a way, as a substitute-
for tho canteen.
Bank Cashier Makes Assignment.
CONNEAUT, O., Dec. 21-0. C. LUlio
cashier of tho closed First NatlonnI bank
of this city and president and owner of
tho Marine . Savings bank at Connonut
Harbor, which la also cloBed, hag mado
an assignment. It was said that both
banks would bo able to open within a
week or ten days, but the assignment of
Mr LIUIc puts a new aspect upon tho
There is scarcely anything
less substantial ; and almost
nothing more substantial,
(Just, Like Cut)
I Made 'for practical use. .HasB
; solid seat and is nicely finished, :
! We have a large line of ChilijE
' ren's Chairs and Rockers, buttt
! this one is a special for- m
Store Open Evenings Now W
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j & CARPET CO, I
Instead of waiting until after the Holidays, we vrill begiajH
our sale jK
I MFJDRY MRMIRIG 9 'clock
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I TRILRMHBB SUITS,.
I HANDSOME IMPORTED j APjjB
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LONG CRAVENETTE COATS, ( ,
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. Special price reductions for the Holidays. e
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