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Specials for Xmas SPECIALLY PRICED Make this store your headquarters. We have everything you need Ladies' and Children's Coats All fancy holiday dishes and vases IALF PRICE. Ladies' fett slippers, fur lined 98c Men's slippers, velvet embroidered or imitation alli gator, regular 75c and $1.00 value, until AQ r Christmas, 'it/C OUR GROCERY DEPARTMENT has all the requirements for that fine Christmas din ner. Read and select. GRAPES FANCY RAISINS CRANBERRIES BANANAS CELERY SWEET POTATOES LETTUCE AGENTS HARRINGTON HALL STEEL-CUT COFFEE CHRISTMAS GIFT The Flexible Flyer Coaster THERE is NOTHING THAT WILL INVIGORATE OR BRACE UP YOUR HOY OR GIRL AS WILL OUTDOOR EXERCISE. COASTING IS PERHAPS THE NICEST AND HEALTHIEST SPORT THEY CAN INDULGE IN. NOW IS THE TIME FOR COASTING. LET EM ENJOY IT. THAT THEY MAY DO SO, AND DO IT SAFELY VOL SHOULD NOT FORGET TH AT THE ONLY SLED FOR YOUR BOY OR GIRL IS THF FLEXIBLE FLYER COASTER. IT'S BUILT RIGHT. YOUR CHILDREN ARE SAFE WHEN ON A FLEXIBLE COASTER. GET ONE FOR THEM AS AN XMAS PRESENT. NOTHING BETTER MADE. COME IN AND LET US SHOW YOU TIIE FINE POINTS OF A FLEXIBLE COASTER. IT WILL MAKE AN XMAS PRESENT. HALF PRICE Furs, Half Price DATES WALNUTS ALMONDS PECANS FILBERTS BRAZIL NUTS PEANUTS Store Open Every Night This Week. This Store Closed All Day Xmas H. L WIESTER DEPARTMENT STORE A VERY ACCEPTABLE FOR THE BOY OR GIRL "THE SLED THAT STEERS" Our entire line of THE WBNATCHBE DAILY WORLD, WENATCHEE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1909 PIGS ORANGES PUMPKINS CABBAGE HONEY CANDIES BIG RED APPLES AGENTS FOR ROYAL WORCESTER CORSETS WAR OVER VAST DUNSMUIR ESTATE HEIR TO BROTHERS WILL GO INTO COURT OVER PROPERTY. VALUED AT BETWEEN $15,000, --006 AND $20,000,000. Victoria, B. C, Dec. 2 3. —One of the greatest will contests ever fought out in America is expected to come to trial here some time within the next two or three weeks. The contest is between the heirs of the late John Dunsmuir and James Dunsmuir. who has just retired from the post of lieutenant governor of British Colum bia. A fortune valued at between $1."..000.000 and $20,000,000 is in volved in the fight. Mrs. Joan Dunsmuir was the widow of Robert Dunsmuir, who made a colossal fortune by developing the family coal mines at Nanaimo, on Vancouver island. The coal depos its were not only of great extent, but of excellent quality. So superior was the Vancouver article that it was able to go down to San Francisco, and, handicapped by a hostile tariff, practically put the United States coal out of business. It was exported to Japan, and wherever it came in com petition with other American or English coal, it more than held its own. When Robert Dunsmuir died, twenty years ago, this great export trade in coal had attained huge pro portions. It had demanded a fleet of vessels and several lines of railway, all of which were owned by the coal magnate, and by him bequeathed to his widow. .Mrs. Dunsmuir decided to put James, the elder son. in charge of the actual mining work and all the business which arose on Vancouver island, while Alexander, the younger, went to San Francisco to see to the distribution of the coal in its chief market. Later Mrs. Dunsmuir sold Iter interest in the entire business to .lames and Alexander. Less than two months later, on January 21, Alexander Dunsmuir died in Xew York. His will left all his property to his* brother James. Now other members of the family of the late Mrs. Joan Dunsmuir have sued James Dunsmuir. alleging that he and the late Alexander Dunsmuir. his brother, obtained the Dunsmuir estate from their mother by false representations, having prevailed up on her to sell them the estate, in ! eluding the Vancouver Island coal mines, the Ksquimault and Nanaimo railroad lands, steamers, etc.. for $400,000, when its value was. they assert, fully $ 1 ,".,000.000. This is the second lime that James Dunsmuir lias been called upon to protect his ample fortune against an action at law. The first suit was in stituted by Edna Wallace Hopper, whose mother had married Alexan der Dunsmuir in San Francisco only a short time before his death. The widow outlived her husband only a tew months, and suit was then brought by Miss Hopper to recover a share of the great fortune left by her stepfather. Her contention was that her stepfather, when he made his will leaving his entire fortune to his brother, was not of sound mind, he having been on the verge of delirium tremens at the time and quite in < apable of sane action. After a long and sensational trial Mr. Justice Drake of Victoria decid ed that the will must stand. Miss I Hopper, the plaintiff, was far from satisfied with this decision, and car ; ried the case from court to court un til it reached the privy council. On i August f>. 190 H. the judicial commit tee of the privy council recommended 'he dismissal of the appeal and the 'actress was thereby finally barred i from handling a penny of the Duns ; muir millions. Whether the present : contestants will be more successful '] in their efforts to wrest a part of the i great fortune fro mthe hands of the I former lieutenant governor of the • province is a question in which all of I western Canada is displaying a keen I interest. Only Enlisted Woman Soldier. New York. Dec. 23. —Arrange- ments have been completed for a j picturesque birthday party to be given early next week in the his toric old Jumel mansion on Washing ton Heights, where Washington had his headquarters during the Revolu ; tionary campaign in this vicinity. The hostess of the party will be Mrs. Kady C. Browne]], the custodian of 'lie mansion, and the occasion will be her sixty-seventh birthday. Mrs. Brownell has the distinction of being the only regularly enlisted woman soldier the United States evei- recognized. She joined the Rifle Guarde of Providence, R. ].. by per mission of Governor Sprague when her husband went to the front in 1861. She and her husband were under fire at Harper's Ferry and Bull Run. In the latter conflict Mrs. Brownell was seriously wounded. Governor Guild the S|>enker. Cincinnati. Ohio. Dec. 23.—The New England Society of Cincinnati ; has made elaborate preparations for its annual Forefathers' Day banquet at the Business Men's club tonight. ' Curtis Guild, dr., governor of Massa chusetts, is to be the guest of honor | and principal speaker. EDUCATING THE INDIAN Spokane, Dec. 23.—(llare-in-the- Sun. a member of the Spokane tribe, whose forebears hunted and fished and smoked, as they were inclined, while their faithful squaws prepared the food, tanned the skins of big game and did other menial tasks without a word of complaint, created no little sensation among the old timers in Spokane when he appeared on Riverside avenue carrying a pa poose with an ease and indifference seemingly born of practice. His squaw, gowned in a bright dress and shawl, walked by his side, apparently unconscious of any irregularity, and, judging from its smile, the fat, cop per-hued youngster shared the satis faction of his parents. Randall H. Kemp, newspaper man and mining prospector of 30 years' expenience in the Pacific northwest, says this is the first time that a similar sight has been witnessed in Spokane. Glare in-the-Sun is a wealthy Indian and owns several large tracts of land on the Columbia river. FAMOUSBILLGATES IN PERU Spokane, Dec. 2?>. — "Swiftwater Bill" Gates, mining prospector of Spokane, who has found a half dozen fortunes in the great white silent north and in the Pacific northwest only to lose them in other ventures, has turned op in the Andes moun tains in Peru, where he is examining a placer mine, discovered and work ed by Cortez and his men more than 400 years ago. His partner, P. A. Wilson, now in Spokane, says that Gates is to have a half interest in the property for his work in opening the mine, the cost of this being $165,000. As Gates has ample back ing, it is believed he will be able to clean up another fortune. The mine is 30 miles from the coast at an ele vation of 7000 feet and so far has only been " scratched." There is al canal 130 miles in length through the placer ground and it is purposed to use its water in washing out the gold. Gates has advised Wilson that the mountains of Peru fairly reek with yellow metal, as is evidenced by the fart that an adjoining property is producing $r»00.ooo in gold a month. He'adds there will be a rush to the new fields as soon as full informa tion is available. To Try Mrs. Chesbrough. Trenton. N. J., , Dec. 215. An nouncement is made that there will be no delay in the trial of Mrs. Fre mont 15. Chesbrough, recently in . dieted on a charge of smuggling, which is to take place at the term of ' the federal court to convene here week after next. Owing to the wealth and social prominence of the ac idised woman and the nature of the '• charges against her the trial prom ises to attract widespread attention. Mrs. Chesbrough's arrest followed ! her arival in New York from Europe on the North German Lloyd liner | Kaiser Wilhelm 11. last May. On | her arrival Mrs. Chesbrough declared $100 worth of duitable goods, and it was while inspecting her trunk that the custom's officials discovered a false bottom. The trunk was seized and sent to the appraiser's stores, but before it was sent there the deputy surveyor in charge of the examina tion found several receipted bills for undervalued purchases, among them one for a pearl necklace valued at $IS.OOO. A bill for an imitation pearl necklace valued at about $300 was also found. It was not until Mrs. Chesbrough arrived in response to a hurried summons that the where abouts of the valuable pearl necklace j was learned. After the case had been pat in the hands of the United; States attorney general a demand \»as made for the necklace, and it was promptly forwarded to the cus tom house. The official appraisers fixed the value of the necklace at $2.1.000. Tiie accussed woman is the wife ol Fremont B. Chesbrough. who is the; owner of the Chesbrough coast wise I line of steamers running out of Bos-1 ton. Mr. Chesbrough also has large interests in Detroit, and. it is said, is practically the owner of the town of Emerson. Mich. American Cyclists in Berlin. Berlin, Dec. 23.—The American cyclists who are to take part in the six-day race at the Zoological gar-, dens next week arrived in Berlin to day. Included in the party are Clarke, one of the winners in the recent six-day event in New York, Walthour, Folger, Root and MacFar-f land. In the coming race the Amer-j icans will be pitted against some of| the fastest bicycle racers of Ger-j many, Italy, Belgium. Switzerland and France. BAZAAR Offers You For Xmas Toys from to $5.00 Rubber Balls to $1.00 Rubber Toys to $ .75 Train of Cars to $3.50 Chairs to $3.75 Wagons $1.25 to $3.00 Wheelbarrows 40«? to $1.25 Doll Trunks to $1.50 Doll Buggies $1.50 to $9.00 Doll Beds $1.75 Dolls, from \# to $7.00 Doll Houses 50C to $1.50 Fire Wagons 20c to $2.00 Magic Lanterns $3.75 Ant-.mobiles to $ g 5 Blackboards 90c to $3.50 Writing Desk $4.75 Never-Tip Sulkey $2.00 Games, all kinds, from to $5.00 Books, from . 10c to $ .85 Purses, from 10c to $2.00 Hand Bags from 20e to $5.00 Music Rolls from 85c to $3.00 Comb and Brush Sets 35C to $9.00 Military Brush Sets $1.00 to $8.00 .Manicure Sets from t o 12.00 Sewing Sets from 20< to $3.00 Glove and Handkerchief Sets $1.25 To $3.00 Cuff and Collar Boxes to $3.00 Smoking Sets _ $1.00 to $3.00 Cigar Cases _ 50 c to $1.25 Tobacco Pouches 50c to $1.25 Shaving Sets $1.25 to $7.00 Post Card Albums 15C to $4.00 docks $1.00 to $8.00 Whisk Brooms 20c to $1.00 Rogers Teaspoons, set <£1 75 Berry Spoons <g —e^ Pie Porks $ 65 ('ream Ladle <j» ~~ Fountain Pens $1.50 to $3.00 Jack Knives . 10c to $1.75 Wood Burning Sets $2.00 Wood to Burn 10c to $2.00 Pyrography Bulbs $1.00 to $1.75 Pyrography Points $1.00 to $2.25 Guaranteed Shears 75C to $1.50 Scissors and Buttonhole Shears 10c to $1.00 Combs and Side Combs 100 to $1.00 Razor Strops to $1.00 Haviland Dishes, set $2.25 to $100.00 English China Dishes, set to $40.00 American Somi-Porcelain Dishes 35c to $15.00 Cut Glass Tumblers, set $1.25 to $7.00 Cut Glass Salt and Peppers to $1.00 Cut Glass Berry Bowls $4.00 to $10.00 Cut Glass Creamer and Sugar -$2.50 to $6.00 Cut Glass Pitchers $2.00 to $7.00 China Cups and Saucers 50tf to $2.00 China Plates 75c to $2.75 China Fruit Bowls 50c to $9.50 China Cracker Jars $1.50 to $2.75 China Creamer and Susrar 50<* to $3.00 china Chocolate Sets $3.00 to 15.00 China Berry Sets $1.25 to $6.00 China Spoon Trays 500 to $2.50 China Pitchers 20£ to $3.00 Burned Leather Pillows $3.00 to $S.OO Burned Leather Table Covers BOC to $5.75 Burned Leather Wall Hangers 25c to $1.50 Indian Moccasins 750 to 52.00 Open Evenings Wenatchee Bazaar THE PHONE 1742.