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Roosevelt Gives Lie to Harriman.
WASHINGTON, April 2.—Presi
dent Roosevelt today emphatically
denied the statements contained in a
letter published this morning, pur
porting to have been written bf E.
H. Harriman to Sidney Webster of
New York in the latter part of De
In Harriman's letter the statement
is made that at the request of Pres
ident Roosevelt, he (Harriman) as
sisted in raising a, fund of $260,000
to be used in carrying New York for
the Republican party at the election
which was then approaching.
This statement the president char
acterized as a "deliberate and wilful
untruth—by right it should be char
acterized by an even shorter and
more ugly word. I never requested
Mr. Harriman to raise a dollar for
the presidency campaign of 1904."
Sherman Letters Made Public.
The president's denial was contain
ed in an brief statement, and with it
were copies of letters written to Rep
resentative Sherman of New York.
The letters are dated October 8 and
October 12, 1906, respectively.
The president after furnishing the
letters to the press, dictated his
Gardner Hangs Himself.
Seattle, April 3. —"Farewell! In
Jesus' name. So overloaded. Can't
find new way. So is going to die.
Pray for my soul. Going to heaven
where we will meet never to part.
To my Queen, Gertrude Marie Olson.
Goodby in Jesus' name. My own
true friend, Gertrude Marie Olson.
O. C. OLSON."
Ole Christ Olson, cement con
tractor and landscape gardener, who
lived with his wife and family at
1507 Twelfth Avenue North wrote
the foregoing note in a little book
which he placed in his pocket and
then went to a point in Volunteer
Park 200 feet off Federal Avenue
on Galer Street, and hanged him
self to a drooping alder tree.
Olson's body was found this morn
ing by F. G. Prior, an employe of
the city engineer's office, who was
passing through the park at 8 o'clock.
Deputy coroner Winch cut down the
You Haven't Seen the
Wenatchee Valley if You
Haven't Been to the
Situated in the Very Heart
of the Fruit Beit, Twelve
Miles Up the River from
Wenatchee on the Line of
the Great Northern Road
body and took it to the Bonney-Wat
son Company's morgue.
It is the belief of Detective Barck
and other officers who investigated
the case that Olson "hanged himseif-
Saturday night or Sunday, for the,
appearance of the body indicated
that it had been dead for .several
Olson had climbed into the alder
tree and ' fastened a small rope to
one of the top limbs. Then he made
a loop and drew it around his neck,
later jumping from the tree. The
weight of his body almost bent the
tree to the ground. His feet were
hanging within a few feet of the
ground when he was found. Death
had been caused evidently by stran
gulation. The notebook on the leaf
of which was found the hurriedly
words to his wife, was found in one
of the vest pockets.
Olson was 54 years old and had
lived in Seattle and in Kitsay county
for fifteen years. He owned his own
home and is said to have had a com
fortable bank account. He leaves a
widow and six children.
New Vice-President of G. N.
ST. PAUL, April 2.— J. J. Hill,
president of the Great Northern
Railway, returned from New York
yesterday. F. H. McGuigan, the new
vice-president, who was expected to
accompany the president, did not ar
rive until today, and was accompan
ied by President Howard Elliott of
the Northern Pacific.
McGuigan will take up the reins of
business as first vice-president of the
Great oNrthern and will have com
plete charge of the operating depart
The "Singer" cayuses ran amuck
this morning and described several
"spread-eagles" and "fligures-8" on
Wenatchee avenue. It appeared that
the un-"Domestic" Singers were look
ing for a "New Home."
Peradventure 'twas a pun like this
that made them run away!
Joseph M. Cunningham vs. James
R. Barchoft. Action to recover a
debt in the sum of $350.
E. A. Wyman vs. A. H. McArthur
and Clara E. McArthur. Action fore
closing chattel mortgage on horses.
At Leave nwo rt h and Pcs hasti n
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Some of Our B^rgaiins
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100 acres at Peshastin. Close to track.
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$65 Per Acre
The best all-around farm in the Upper
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