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The Seattle post-intelligencer. [volume] (Seattle, Wash. Terr. [Wash.]) 1888-1914, April 07, 1898, Image 5

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Wnght Hole Cue.
jil, rr r Nasttek, mt flwa Frsselw*.
lays Caat. Hair Mgaai *• *•***•
«a Aasnat O. liM, aa4 Waa %mt »■
Seattle Fart sf tk« Psiy l»» a* -
Baagkter Praaaaace tile
|«ts sal teatrset m Forgery.
Strange as It may seem. an allbt !■ <*ne
tbe defenses in the Blair- Wright not*
aui: Judge Jacobs overruled th* de
fendant 'a motion for a ao«-rHit yesterday
mammg upon the opening of eourt, and
tbe rest of the forenoon WAS tak*n up with
the tesf.naony of Edwin B. Masti«"k, who
testified that on Aug-,wt C, P®6. the day
an which tne big no*' and contract are ul
tlgcd to have been executed, he waa with
Capt. Blair from th • Usst the latter roa*i
tn tbe morninit until fc» retired at night,
and that no paper af any kind ar»w signed
}tg Capt, Blair that <Uy, aotordlhg to hi*
teat knowledge and belief.
' Tbe day. fr >r» l»> o'clock until lata in the
afternoon, was #peiit by Capt. Blair and
Xra. Ma*ti< k In t iking a trip to Fort
Biakvisy. according to Mr. Maati-k's story.
Wngiu'a te.unior y was that his uncle
aigied tb*i hot* and contract at 9 30 or 10
s"ck*:k In th« morning of tbe day
e«i. in th'- lobby of the Italnier-Orand hotel.
Air. MasticS's testimony wan corrobo
rated by that ot his wife, who «u In Use
lobby ot the hotel, she say*. up to 10
•'slock. Mr. Maatick wai Capt. Blair* a
la»yer from until the latter"* d*ath.
and dKitird on the v.and that the signa
litm to the not* ant! t :>n tract were, In hi*
judgment. not thu«i» ot Capr. Blair,
Still more positive that th~ signatures
Wr» not genuine was pretty Miss Jennla M.
B!»lr. who said her father could never havs
writt< n them Several other witnesses tes
tlfl'-'l pretty closely on the Sine# Indicated
by Attorney Hughe* In his opening state
ment for the defense made yesterday
storming. but Use lawyer and the daughter
ot the dead San Francisco lumberman
wer* the eu»r arltnesses for hi* adminis
trator yesterday.
It is tfconght the trla' of tho caw* will oc
cupy th«» balanes of the week, at least,
MaMlelt on the- Stand.
Edwin B Mastick. a prominent San
Francisco lawyer, was the first wltn?«»
raHed by the defense. He Is an elderly
atari and very feeble, and had to be »»-
tisted by the attorney* to ascend the wit
s'» ttand. In response to the inqulrieg
propounded by Mr, Hughts, Mr Mastick
tesliSed that t<- had l>een the friend un)
•Homey of C.ipt, BJalr from I*£6 until the
Utter# death. In Aug.at, 1«&3, witness
and Ida wife at the. request of Capt. Blair
exonipt;ni»d tho latt>r ©n a business tr'p
tsSeattl# to look after legal matters con
mtsir.g the C.'.ttr river coal minos. They
arrived In Baltic on August 3, in the
»*»* ing wheh wa< Sitjifgsv. On Suti
ity wftr.'sa and his wif- went to 1,.k->
and I ,»k* t?aion. On that
ev«SRg < npt Blair l*ft th« Hairs- -
Grand I ote!. where the party was stop*
J- ; T ann ><inelng his Intention to v -1
hi* •'.if r. «r« Wright. Capt. Biair r«».
tut-. 1 ...son that witness and his wif*
the sht he had not trade th* lot nded
I tt wern assured by li in to the
Ctr. M •> liy and Capt. Blair
w»nt to the off!'rs of the latter's attor
neys. itruve. Allen. Hughes * M. MU km.
tft i»cert;t whet a trip c mid b.
to Tser,mt wh a certainty of finding
tt'r V'tir'h'rn Faoific land .iKprit regiird
lag Biaii a litlgat'nn A telegram was
win; and in the afternoon »n an»wer re
eeiiif'' (ted lhaf the jgept cotj'tl
Stan Wertnemlay. This left Tuesday free
to wttnrss snd Capt. Blair, who decided
to spend that day at Fort Biaketcjr.
Tuetday Wis August « and the day upon
whli'h Wright claims the note and eon
trjet we»e executed bv til# uncle Ir thA
lehby of the Ranter nrand hotel. «om
tl»e during the forer
Or Tuesday the witness »<• * Cspt. Riair
and * m, s* nif,. t.vsk brr-,kf«>f together
* r ' l th>" w• ■ .'.s, trt !lv hot"! lobby
and watted f.-\ r half an hour or so, until
H+*+ time f >r the hon! to tnvf f ip port
Witnes* an< C"apt PJalr *tt
lse*r ra. h nth* - a ;t the time Wt'nfo kh<
«*t'ata i <■.■ l it-no/ any kind wr«
Cnn* W,(. ,lur«r< the morn
•rs <*>» h U slgpatur# or stcned hv him
WittvsK » mM certainly h»ve «*e n
Flip Sign s , n y such pjjwr* if the latter
Mtl dot}** * v
, «■', time for the boat to
at iih ".! to ,V,-I,irk. wttnem and
'■V V r Ms-trtly down ta ths
»*d ; .„ ra ,, th< , ji,.. 1P4l Thr
*'!!"?* *' ft ' , w ' in " il at th* hotel and
•»;*«* '»!«' w»«t to l>*rt T-wrwerd to
w-\° r# f ''" tW
*?•> H:«>- *t>eru aeverat
* ! * * "' **>". ? .-*kM ofr the
WBfc *nl n -M the loading rtf vwl*
f . , r W* ---.x r nvmhered <t*s
*' th. *•«. w.-'e *te<tm*r and
** t% njr \ *4 > i tl the harbmr
Mark id*. Hotel.
r^ n r ' ' > ,«.-a!tl» » tr.ewt nr..t
tp * ***•''" *- r k to th« hotel. TTlt
"*** * 4 '" M t >-> <-.> i.- s if th<- latter did
K " ■* ' * *l*?er again: that
w hitiilfr h'tn from
- ri.,l th ,r h, h |
g* *g,S« ' 1,1 <»*»« «»» t©
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ftet . * v "' w -«o-#a *r !
slr5 lr , r " i »i-l n«»*t
-.." ' •« wtth th
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I w. lain i a:
$ Rrst Ah.
And a Complete Uie of Hardware and Tinware
CAW » rorsrn AT
Zo So MILES ®©o 9 BlffiCo
A. Mm Pirn. THUR VAT.
N!Tth»n> Pacific iutd agent and caa«
home. Tfcs M?nt had wired them that
b* would not meet than Wednesday.
On Friday, the neat day, witness wrote
to hi* daughter at home and then went
to Port Townaead to bring hbi wlf« »o
Seattle, returning with her Saturday
On Sunday nomine the party left for
the south, witnes# and hi# wife stopping
-n Portland and Capt. Blair going on to
San Franciaco. *
I taring hia atay in Smttie on that trip
witne** saw young Wright many times,
lie W3a often with his uwk on the a:reet
and elfwhtrc. In con vernation at the
hotel one day witr.eas wag told by Capt.
liiair that the latter'a nephew fcad been
appointed a notary public, and thougnt
that if he could open an office he could
m>ke a living. Capt. Blair stated at that
time that his n-phew had asked hira for
moaejr to p<*y his office rent, but that he
fCapt. Plairl was not going to give It.
"WUiturn* did not comment or. Cap:. Blair's
«talnnnl at the time t rat ma da.
Mr. Hughes then »t-nt on to ask the
witm-a* a grant many questions about
Capt Blair's business and personal hab
its. In the early year* the captain drank
considerably, but in 1875 ceased to uae
liquor. and up to the time of hla death
was strictly temperate. He was a very
prudent man; never Rave notes or paid
interest when he could avo.d It.
Witness; stated further that he waa
acquainted with Capt. Blair'a signature.
Then Mr. Hughes handed the witness the
biK S2S.'WO note. Witness said he had never
seen the paper before, but had seen copies
of it.
"I>ofs that signature look like Capt.
Blair's writing?" axked Mr. Jlughea.
"It doe* not look to me l"e his hand
writing," replied the witness. "It re
semble* It generally, anl yer it doesn't
seem Just like it. His band was stiff and
'clumpy.' It may have been because he
waa a sailor one time. It was an effort
for him to write even his own name.
me men write easily, without an effort,
but for Capt. Blair it waa labor."
The witness then went on to state a few
particular s in which the slgmuur. seemed
to him to be unlike Capt. Blair's. When
the captain placed his per on the paper
it geperally made a splotch, and the lines
wero not flowing, but stiff. This was
one way in which the signature to the
not» srehjed unlike Capt. Blair's.
The witness was then shown the con
tract accompanying the note Witness had
never seen It before. He w,t» asked by Mr.
Hughes whether he thought the signature
to the contract was Capt. Blair's.
\ot lliatr'a Mgualsrr.
"I don't believe that signature is his,
either." replied tha witness. "it ia not
Capt. Blair's; It doesn't look like him."
Mr. Hughes then went off on a line of
questioning regarding the different wills
made by Capt. Blair with the intention, as
he told the court, of showing Capt.
Blair had never transferred his affections
fsom his own son to young Wright. Wit
ness «jld that in the will before his last
Capt. Blair made no provision for any
persons except his w>fe and children.
Capt. Blair never said anything to wit
n*»s« about any claims against hia estate
that might fall due onl> after his death.
Then Mr, Hughes asked the witness about
the valu«» of the Biair estate. Witness
t t jugbt the California, estate was w.irth
ai-out S3 ! *UY>!. It had declined much in
% iiu" during the re< tn y ars or- account
of the fill tn prices of redw-.-ixl timl>»>r
lands. The eatate. it seems, owns 7,000
a 'f* of such lands!,
?dr. Mastick **< cross-examined at con
siderable Img'h by Mr. Files, who first
w iOted t< know jti<»t how familiar th» wit
ness had been with <"apt. Blair's business
afT > rs. Witness did not know any of the
i tk- (n C «pt. B1 tiKs ofll *e and wa* rare
ly there hlmseif. Capt. BUr generally
< i.w to witne--*' wheft he. wished io
witness on bu-intM. Capt. Blair usual
ly wrote with t gold pi ;> With a steel
P*n h»s signature he slightly .liff.r
ent. Kv«t If he did not know that the sig
natures to th»> note and contract were db- i
puted, witness would hesi'ate to accept
them as genuine
"They sr.- not good imitations then?" I
Inquired Mr Flies.
"X<\" replied the * itn- -s, "they don't I
look like him "
Then Mr. File* took a course de-U:nt»d to
t*>si the tnemory of the witne*. He wanted
to know th«» first thing the witne»>-< did en
the morning cf i. IK«:; where he
was on August 17. lw7; what was the «e ;i te
of the weather on August «, l>et, a rui
s« vera! questions of like character. Tht>
witness was unable ta answer any of the
queftiot>s, h it exp aliWi to the Jury that
the reason he remembered so irateiy
w l ut happened during his visit to Seattle
In August, rn*. was that it was his « r *t
visit to Fuget soattd and all o>-*can>nces
during the visrt were ImprcsseKi on his
memory. In a.-lrtittnn to this, letters writ
ten home he him«e!f *nd wife at that time i
had aided him m recalling datts and cir-
Th.» witm-Mi was further crosa-esaralned
on many othfr aubjec:# fji,«»«tk>n ask
ed was w-hethfr it was not fa,*t that he
had mad* tsrse ftv* out nf r >.jvt liui*
tiit«. The Witnesa replied that <'ijt JUalr
wis ■ ! a man who paid large Wit
r- >"« M I rnrr** .| to conduct tht» litigation
of th» for ll.0»a». he said. If re»pona«
t a frotit Mr. Hughes.
Mr. caused *au*hter
t'V 1: * "•' iitln* que; #i. $m to w>.eth« r
st \u« not habit of the s*.*n !'n:.. u ( -o
< i unr« to |9(W b if fee* to lawyer* in liti-
of departed mintrnntnea.
Mr thougbt li w #«t,
\\ .»* it ft .-:. Mr I*l'v> wars'; d ta
k-»« w • tt Cdj.? i!'»lr had dur!n« ht<
. viin- k v.-n a*: • ««) r • *nief».-.s on Van
t't« tr>v«; faahfonaMs «*r*--t
' <• " ■ »to h:s »•', ? Mr :iu<tKs
0 - t . t s .* of fishiona.
J 'fc<" J-; * r s i!fHl th« Question out
"i » •« • .« «« w «• o»kiN« r h- r»-
kh ' h« , h *
'* d; -< .< i J. -,n }' Hon» Ulirt h* one of
f n* r*> ?Tacoma on Aricuet *.
'**•' rt? ' e of the N »rthrrn Pat-tr'o
li-.n.' acn: *S . » f. u >: UJaIP were
• v *r *''■* t: « The w.r--^
awhile Mr i . ; a . j u !.„„ rvnj , , h „
l<tter'« f*<e ' d v. n f.miliar, but sn i
t <at h-.- rtsd r. • -... 4 . ~ . „ ..-rtwi irj-e.
Tr '*" n • <Wr ' -*"P - • forward f-r : r~
v, . Th- % -rv,-* | ..jR-t rt—> ruber
that he hsd «rer • - s- .» T u- >:ra.
«>«*e other inter. -• -,.••> v .i, rurw!i
of thw ti.r w .« when Juror
1 vnHl. who ON*! to lj. . -t <•»'!,' w.'.a a»k
ed ivraWMii'n of the -t i- .s rr
Ined th»j witness on the r-\»v .r,* fi»r*ths*fa ; '
i- l-r of
f\r a rut son from Mr. M .»•
Hra Vi*tirL'« «i„ r ,
Mrs Ma«tlok the age»i *•. t f - t v,, <t „
t * • who had first * .».h. >
•->. w;-r,-« called. S:e ,-0rr.0, ; , fefkr
h - *nd' '» testimony and said «he waa cer>
*•»'« was twt m'aiake-, be ause she
• d<« *?rs Ph« .«aid »'e heard CsjK.
- say he vooM no: give fey rfpbem
f r- J to pa> ofJloe rent,
Mr. Mtftkk waa for a few mo-
ments after his wife left the stand, aad
told bow he had examined the papers in
Capt. Bialr'a safe deposit box after the
latter'* death. So duplicate of the Wright
contract waa among the papers, nor was
auch a contract found elsewhere arhen the
bulk of the remainder of Capt. Blair'a pa
pers waa examined by tbe witness.
Aft*-r the. noon adjournment B-jbert
Oourlay, of Cedar Mountain, waa called
as a witness by Mr. Hughes. He testified
that for some time in 1536 he acted as su-
perlmendent of the Cedar river coal m.nes
for Capt. Hlair at a salary of SITS a month.
In the fall of that year Wright came up
to the mine* and collected two months'
rent from the storekeeper for the building
Occupied by him. and refused to turn the
money over to him (Oourlay). Wrisht
ai#o requested the witness to "fire" the
pumpman at the mne and hire hia
fWright's* brother. Witness refused to
make any su< h change on advice of J. M.
Colman, te whom witness had told
by Capt. Blair to go for advice. Wright's
action led witness to write a letter to
Capt. Blair uoking for instructions. He
received an answer telling him that Wright
was not authorized to come upon the min
ing property to collect rents or meddle
with employes, and further telling him
to throw Wright off the premlsea if. he
attempted to enter upon them for such
purpose. Witness was shown bis own let
ter. which was found among Capt. Blair'a
papers, but he failed to product the letter
he claims to have received frvm Capt.
Blair, and told the court that he thought
it had l>een destroyed.
Oourlay was crosa-examined at consider
able length by Mr. Piles, principally with
the object of showing that after Oourlay
and others leased the coal mines from
Capt. Blair, they employed Wright to rep
resent them in certain litigation.
Another fact brought out in this cross
examination. whlrh afterward proved im
portant. was that In the fall of 18S5 Oour
lay met Capt. Blair at the Busier, although
the latter was a guest at the Raln:er-Orand
at the time.
(apt. Blair'a »oa<
The defend then called as a wltmss Wtl
llnm Blair, the son of Capt. Blair, who
save his age at 36 years. He testified that
for the fourteen years immediately pie
ceding his father'# death he was the book
keeper In the latter's office in San Fran
olsco, and was familiar with his signature,
Mr. Hughe* handed the note upon which
Wright ia suing to the witness.
"Judging from your knowledge of your
father's handwriting, do you think that
Is his genuine signature?" he asked.
"1 do not," replied the witness.
Then Mr. Hughes showed the contract
in controversy to the witness and asked
a similar question. The witness replied
that the signature was not his father's.
The witness went on to state that when
In Ban Francisco Wright wa# cor.tinuaiiy
asking Capt. Biair for money; and that
when Cap*. Blair camp to Seattle Wright
made like demands. The relations be
tween the witness and his father had al
ways been cordial. They had never quar
eJed. and his father had no ill-will against
him. He was quit# familiar with his
father's habits in business. They we e
good. He would discount his bill" eves
if he had tb borrow money to pay them.
Cross-examined, Blair testified that he
wis .-il'Sent frcin his father's office during
hi* employment on occasional vacations,
on -e for three months, and once for a
longer period when he was in Europe.
Witness did not know wlio did the cffice
work when he was His father
had no other clerks. Mr. Flies dived deep
Into m investigation of the knowie.lgti of
the witnr s regarding W. O. Hsyden and
Simmy Ross, both of whom bad been oc
casionally employed in Capt. Bla.r's of
fice. The witness claimed to km* a
ceedingly little about them.
Then Mr IMles wanted to know where
the witness had been at various time* in
September. 1594. Witness was not posted
on the subject.
During this Mr.
Hughes objected several .times to Mr.
I'lies' questloms. Finally th»* latter turn
ed to Mr Hughes and remarked:
"Counsel seems to me. to be a little too
thin-skinned in this case. If he will ailow
me to conduct my cross-eaamlnation in
the courtroom as I please, then, if counsel
objects, he can meet me outside at d
it there."
Judge Jacob" either failed to heir tie
w .,r ts. or deemed It wise not to take no
tice of them, and in a few minutes the
two lawyers were agam basking in the
sunshine of peace.
Capt. Illalr'a Finsera.
Miss Jennie M. Blair, the pretty daugh
ter of Capt Blair, succeeded her brother
on the witness stand, She was asked by
Mr Hughes what the condition of her
father's right hand was during his life
"My father's finjtwrs were not «uppl'\"
*-he r«psled. "They were rather clumsy.
H e w<» .;wkw.»r<l with his hands. Then
hi* r.*ht arm was stiff; he had it broken
*:x or jf-ven years ago."
The note was then htsTHl»»d ?o her by Mr.
Hughv*. and ?be was axked whether <he
fssenatm - was hr-r father's. She aml it
whs ?;■>*. and proceedc l to give her tia
"Th. l!:n s of this signature," *h? said
in »üb«;ari • "are very fine, en if :t had
l-en writton i»y a woman. It would have
h»r. absolutely impoasib'.a for my father
to nr" -o hnr When paps dot"<»d his
*i »" a'w iva fljj<»d hit r«'n full of ink,
at-.d w : v.* put it down tt mad. a blot,
not a «*.•» p<- it like this. Then there a
the line this V in 'Samn
down it the bottom. It would have l»een
impc*!' . for j.apw to make this kind of
Children should always
increase in weight. Not to
grow, not to increase in
belongs to old age.
Present and future health
demands that this increase
in weight should be steady
and never failing.
To delicate children,
Scott's Emulsion brings
richer blood and firmer
riesh. Better color comes
to the cheeks and stronger
muscles to the limbs. The
gain in weight is substantial;
it comes to stay.
jae. rn-i $.
—* *, ~ti i n. mm Tafc
a break la hla writing- Tbe line whe#e ft
is broken goes right on and if
papa had made such an Interruption in tbe
lines of hla writing he wcuid have made a
smudge when he put hla pen down agatn."
Miss Blair then gave it aa her »pin.a#
that the signature to the contract watf alao
not her father's.
Miss Blair was asked about* the relations
beiweee her father and Wright. In the
fall of ÜBS her father informed her that
he waa eery much annoyed by Wright's
Interfering in his business affairs, and at
his dictation she wrote a letter to Robert
Oourlay. tbe superintendent of tbe Cedar
river coal mines, telling Oour_ay that
Wright was not authorised to collect r- sits
or otherwise interfere with GourUy's man
agement. In September. 1806, witneaa came
to Seattle with her father and stopped at
the Ka:nler-Orand hotel. During their
atay of a week la Seattle ahe was with her
fatr,er at the hotel every evaning except
two. On those evenings she requested
Capt. F. J. Bums, a friend of Capt. Blair,
to stay with her father until her return,
and Capt. Burns did so. Her reasons for
not wishing to leave her father alone were
that bis health was vf-y poor at the time.
This testimony of Miss Hlais's is contra
dictory to the testimony of John B. Hart,
for tbe plaintiff, to the effect that he ac
companied Wright to the Bstler hotel one
evening in the fall of I*S. tn September,
he thought, and there had a conversation
with the old man. In which the latter ad
mitted that he had given his nephtw a
J2T\(XW note.
The balance of Miss Blair'a testimony
was devoted ta her father's papers. She
had never sven the copy of Wright's al
l«g»-d contract anrong them. She was not
cross-examined to any extent by Mr. Piles.
"%l» Life aa Opew Buok."
Capt. David O.lmore, who was once a
shipmate of Capt. Blair's, and for many
years commanded different ones of the lat
ter'? vessels, was next called. His testi
mony wa« of particular interest in but one
or two points, though Jse was on the stand
for nearly an hour. One of these points
was where Capt. Gilmore testified that he
had once In 1596 twitted his old friend.
Capt. Biair. jdklngiy on the probability of
some contract wife or big note turning up
after his (Capt Blair's) death. Witness
waa moved to make the remark by seeing
some reference to the Fair will case in a
newspaper, and hearing the Kenyon note
case discussed. Capt. Blair had said to
"Xo. captain, my life is an ojwn book.
There will be no contract wife, or big note
In my case when 1 am dead."
Another little point in the testimony
which struck the audience as amusing was
when, as the witness testified. he and
Cant. Blair were .-itting in the lobby of the
Rainier-iJrand. Young Wrtaht was with
them. Capt. itlair tolti Wright to ito away
for a moment; that he wished to talk pri
vately with ("apt. Gilmore. Wright went
awav and the witness remarked to Capt.
Blair: "Captain, that boy must tie very
fond of you; I see him with you all the
To this Capt. Blair replied:
"Yes. d— n the boy; I can't get clear of
him; he follows my around like my shad
Capt. Blair, the witness mid. was a v< ry
careful business man. He was very conser
vative and a hard man to make a trade
"Why." remarked the witness, turning
toward the jury, "when he had a few
drinks in him you couldn't make a trade
with him at all."
Capt. Gtlmore was cress-*examined at
considerable length hy Attorney Dore. One
interesting fact brought out was that dur
ing the stay of Capt. Blair at th* Rainier-
Grand with the Ma*ti''lus in August. 1*33,
wltm'H* had seen Wright and his uncle
together in the hotel lobby one morning.
Neither Mr nor Mrs. Mastlck were pres
#hr. Wright and £apt. Blair were appa
rently on the best of terns*. When the
captain made the statement that he could
not clear himself of Wright, witne.** did
not consider that h»» felt any 111 will tow
ards the nephew. Capt. Blair was a man
who used pretty roi:i£h language in ordi
nary conversation sometime.", being an old
The lost witness called w is W. A. Mitch
ell. now a resident of Seattle, but who
formerly lived In Sin Francisco and had
done work In Cap!. Blair's office. HP was
shown a large bunch of canceled check*,
purporting to have been signed by «' * t>t.
Blair. He saJd he was familiar with the
captain's handwriting. and that the checks
wfre jfenulne. He had filled out the body
of each of th»> rhecki». He was then S)IOT «
the alleged forged not® and promptly sate
his opinion that the Hgnatttie was totg»d.
Mitchell had ft Id tha* ht* h ; I never .-ecn
the not« before coming to the witness
stand, but Mr. Dore got hirn to t.lm't that
he had previously t** n coptesi of hoth tho
note and contract. Th»n Mitehel* went on
to analyie the alleged spurious »*ig
nature and give his r-awns for
believing It a forgery. In a fath
erly was Mr. i >-•»"• ! -v ■
unon the shoulder of the witness and askt-d
hWn If he didn't notice difft-reftce* between
the genuine signature* just as marled as
between the genuine and the alleged forg
eries" The witness candidly admitted that
thin was a fact. Mr. Dore asked if it was
not » fact that Cap:. Blair never wrote his
name twice alike. Mitchell was not cer
tain but what this WAS a fact.
Then Mr. Dore asked Mitch* il whether
one of the admittedly genuine signatures
In evidence was Blair's or not. Mitchell
replied that he didn't know. From thin
time on Mr. Dore had hi* own way, and
finally compelled Mitchell to admit that ths
only signature* of Capt. Blair he wouid
positively declare were genuine were thosa
he had seen the captain write
DeL ft. Harbaugh. the landlord of the
Rainier-Grand hotel, was called and cor
roborated the testimony of Mr. Mastick as
to the date of Capt. Binir's visit to Seattle
in August. W9' by reference to his account
books. He was the list witness for the
Meeting; to Be Held This Afternoon
!n M«>or Hnmea* Olllre
Nearly ev-ry arrangement has been com
puted for the monster Iwncli! •r,t»»rtaln
metit to N' held in the Seattle th aur on
the afternoon of April K The proiceeds
will be devoted entirely »u t >» n<- d-» of the
families of the brave who lost their
I'ves tn the battleship Maine disaster.
A comm.tt !? <? prominent uit.zens, aided
bv the Fratemsl Order of Kagies. has
this benefit in charge, itayor T. J. Hume#
b at the head of ft, and has '«• i l a call
for a meeting of in.* comßiitt. - to be held
this afternoon at * ov.o. k in his office at
the city hall. The commin - of
James S. «So,-l»®<'h. A. B. S:.«-.\.srt. Dr. E
We" -on Yoking. K. «». Cvn. - Dr. 11 E.
Me.-kel. A T. Ami rose, Je.hn <Vrt. E. F.
Bia ne. J. St. Met a fe. «' M. Moore, C. F.
Mun lay. Fr J * k Karl Struve, furies
Watson, (.kofgp I" Piper. Co'. (}. >l, f,yon.
Charts F. Wh.t' vv, <; ..rr M liolhw
m ay. T. 11. Waiter. Prof. Luebea'and Will
A Ste<l.
The re«r\.'*r m r.thly re. ;nl of Todies'
Mus; si Club for memh. rs on:v wi.i t>e
held Friday. April • a: old Rain.er hotel.
i'"arl Rossi, ft veteran tv. ■*.; a -g e f 4 ..
tie died yesterday morn:iig at his res
ider e. €l3 COtufnMa. street. He had been
M' k f r three years. He was ?he propri
etor of *ne stand tn front of the Horse
shoe saloon.
The furer*' services of the Isj'e Eugene
Chaptn he;d yesterday at
2 o'ci k fr m the family r->a!, r.re. 11S
»vr;,t,-. Rev. c <rk I>avi* oi
d. a ting. Int«tm--nt w.sa in View
S*sr.!**i Wf!*", a. m?r»r « R-**;yn. wis
J.raarft* to the rtly ye*: rd«y rnarn.n# wV.h
his rscM xrm b*»iiy (VUntMl Tbe acci
dent h*svjxned at the coat mine* tod wa#
occ**3 >n»\J by * detective Wiwwi, Weber
v» *o<omrian'fi by hia nit* &ad is new 41
Pro*ider.c« hospital.
A Good Lot
•*J3P. in Ed*n Addition, near Lake Cnloa;
worth rs®.
SCO tM MS >•« T«rk llMk.
Three Schooners With 75 Gold
Seekers Have Already Gone.
Srkonarn Helen. Colatubla aad Gliif
Start Karlr. Hgpiag to Find mm
Ojxu raiMgr—Olhrn Will Sail
t)hartl> Witk Many Putnvrn,
Who Knew Little of tlio Coutry
But Who Aw ('my to Ott There.
Kctzf' >{ sound, OR the nerihwt sum
coast of Alaska, jn th* newest field for
which the A 1 aska-going contingent are
heading. Within the past month ihree
e.hooners, loaded to their utmost capacity
with miners and their outfits, have been
dispatched to this district. Other schoon
er* now in port are also fitting out for
the ume place.
The first vessel to satl this mason for
Kutsebue sound wu the schooner Helen,
which left here March 2*. She had on
hoard a party of twenty men from the
East. They were provisioned for three
The schooner Columbia, with twenty-five
men on board, w\»s the next vessel to
follow, sailing from here on March 28.
The members of her party were an expe
dition ssnt out by Anthony Corcoran, of
this city. On arriving at Kotsebue sound
the party expected to snake th*-ir way
Inland, exploring and prospecting the
country- The party was outfitted for
three years.
On the 4th of this month the schooner
Elsie sailed with a party of thirty men.
The party was made up of men from
Minnesota and Wisconsin. They intend
to spend two years '.n the Kotxebue sound
country, where several of the men al
ready had claims located.
The vase's which are at present pre
paring to leave for Kotxebue sound are
the schooners Arthur 8., Life, I„*rty
George and the John Kckert, The Arthur
B. la prepared to sail and will leave a*
soon as her party arrives.
Ex-Mayor Wood gives full detail)* of hi*
overland exptditlon from 8:. Michael to
Heattle, together wish the latest au
thentic information about the new min
ing districts, the Munook and Tanana, in
the Weekly Post-Intelligencer, published
today. Send a copy to your friends.
Henry Jsines Slashee Hnrrj' Roy
With n Knife.
Harry Roy and Henry Jaw*, both col
ored. became Involved In a quarrel at a
lodging bouse at Sixth avenue south and
M In street, early yesterday momtng.
The result was that Roy was cut with a
pocket-knife about the he*d and neck.
The jHJllce arrested bflh men.
HEGINS'IN'O Wedn» sd ly, April fith.
trslnx from North Ifcnd and Intermediate
!*>(nts on Snoqualmf? branch of Seattle <%
International railway will leave North
Bend at *:s® a m : arrive at Seattle 10Hi
a. m. Train for North Bend and Inter
mediate points *lll leave Seattle 4:15 p. in.,
arriving at North Bend 7:50 p. m.
Fast sailing .schooner to the new rich
gold field*. Kenai penlnsti! v via Kachemac
hsy. Co'k Inlet. For information or for
passage %nd freight, apply to Pacific Ex
ploration Co.. 10&-H8 Washington building.
THtU'SANim of Easter lilies and rose*
No advance In price. Malmo & Co., 913
Second avenue, near Madison.
TEETH filled, s«c and SI. Best rubber
plate, SB. Dr. Baker, Sullivan building.
NEW Hair Store. 310 Yesler way.
Beveral valuable dogs have be»en pois
oned <it Moscow. Idaho, recently, and tnere
la much indignation over the matter.
Chronic Kntrrca spread all OTrr nay bead.
I had two doctom and tried lotions. tut re
ceived little benefit. The dreadful itching
became almost intolerable, and when I was
heated, the Ectetr.a became painful, and
almost distracted me. Tr.ed CrnctttA Rxst
gruEs. the Kerens* rapidly appeared, ami I
am v*U wtik notm t e/esw rut<r eoas dismiee.
Fc b. 22, '?s. Kot 125, Thorn town, lad.
Was afflicted with an It' hSBg rash all over
toy body. I eoo'd not sleep, but was com
ftellerl to i.e awake as<i scratch aU the time.
My father ari.i two In* hers were afflicted with
the same thins- We all stiffened terribly ft*t
a year and a half. Three cakes of CCTirr ft*
Roar and thnefao*es<>f Cc-KMt sa(ointment)
t«rtd tk* frmr o/m c&mpMtig.
Feb. 31, 1*B» Hlf KAPa* ANDERSON.
Genet a. Box Elder Co, Utah.
My hands were coapleuJy coveted with
EaKna,aad between any fingers the shin was
perfectly raw. I could get BO esse night or
day. 1 was to a rage of itching. My husband
had to tlieas and undress rae like a baby.
The best physic tans' Medicines gave me no
relief, and drove me almost crazy. I used
the Ci TictTfcfc ! ointment i, and jles wumU*&
mftfr ik' tni mpptHntvm /seas prrfteUf easy,
nmrf Utpt so« ■Mi: y mtl tkmt and 1 have not
had the Ecama in two yean.
Imsr Cess Tii>rai>T m Twriiw. I»i»-
rw *;»» Htfsme*. errs «>s H«<a - Wsn» Hatas
VMS t'rtictu sauw vttatcrtctaa
(Mtwit fM cms li a r>«». ml 4 Smi vt Cmnru
haaiM.TssrT,siis*m<>f>s—di«i)fsw>is rmm.
«sm in MI nnr - MM.'iwns n—i i—nil
The MacDougaJl
& Soutfowick Co.
717, 719, 721, 723 First Avenue.
Commencing tomorrow and continuing for two days
100 dozen pairs of Women's Imported Kid Gloves, in
shades of ox-blood, pearl white, cream, gray, brown, navy,
green, black—white stitched—solid black, Itin, mode and
butter. These Gloves are this season's importations and
will be found strictly up to date in every particular. Reg
ularly sold at $1.50 a pair. Tomorrow and Saturday,
$1.19 A PAIR.
Jardinieres for
Easter Lilies.
We've too many Jardinieres, and tomorrow and Satur
day, to make you better acquainted with our Crockery De
partment's new quarters on the third floor, we will mark
the prices at just one-half. They come in many designs*
colorings and sizes. Tomorrow and Saturday we will sell
them at
31c, 55c, 79c, 93c, $1.13 AND $ 1.55 EACH.
Colored! Dress Goods.
Easter is almost here, and we are ready for It with the
prettiest, brightest, most stylish weaves and fabrics imag
44-inch Mohair Granite Cloth, plain colors only, $1.25
a yard.
46-inch Fancy Bayadere Cloth, in shades of tan, brown,
green, gray and cadet blue, $1.50 a yard.
48-inch Hard-Finished Covert Cloth, brown, tan and
gray shades, $1,75 a yard.
54-inch French Broadcloth, all the shades for tailor
made gowns, $2.00 a yard.
Linen Values.
Table Damasks, Napkins and Towels—opportunities in
this department to add to your stock of Linens at very
little expense.
100 dozen Damask Napkins, all pure linen, heavy
weight, excellent value, $1.75 a dozen.
50 dozen Linen Huck Towels, large size, with fringe,
15c each.
25 dozen Turkish Towels, full size, unbleached, 20c
1,000 yards German Table Damask, extra heavy, all
linen, at 75c a yard.
500 yards Table Damask, none better for wearing
qualities, pure flax linen, 85c a yard.
Crash Toweling, bleached, extra heavy, all pure linen,
12 l-2c a yard.
Turkey Red Table Damask, fast colors, splendid qual
ity, select patterns, 49c a yard.
Queen Skirt Supporter.
"All 6®od Thlata Cone ta Tktse Wfct Walt/'
Ever since shirt waists have been in existence women
have been greatly annoyed by their dress skirts sagging
in the back. That annoyance has all been done away with.
Pins, safety pins and hooks and eyes have been dis
carded. ♦♦Queen" Skirt Supporters take the place of all.
The leading physicians throughout the country say
"Queen" Skirt Supporter is invaluable to women. Being
a belt the heavy weight of a skirt is equally distributed on
the supporter, thus leaving the back and spine free from
any dragging weight. By wearing a "Queen" Skirt Sup
porter health, comfort, convenience and happiness are
secured. It is easily adjusted, can be worn with any belt,
is an excellent support for leather belts, prevents them
from stretching or cracking, is invisible and gives a skirt
that correct "hang" which only a "Queen" Skirt Sup
porter can.
They come in sizes from 19 to 42 inches. With each
one is given enough fasteners for three dresses. Are
finished in black and silver. Will wear a life time. Price
25c each.
We Hive Seeo Sppoiuted Sole Ageots io St
attic for tije "Queen" Skirt

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