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The Wenatchee daily world. [volume] (Wenatchee, Wash.) 1905-1971, December 23, 1909, Image 3

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ONE DAY MORE
But there are a few more things to get. Maybe stuck.
Let us help you. Come in. Our lines are even now very complete,
but you had better hurry. If too late you will be disappointed.
Take our tip.
Come at once—Now!
T«« kaow "If it's from the Owl it's good."
ALL PATHS LEAD TO THE
THE OWL PHARMACY
USEFUL XMAS GIFTS AT
BLISS ELECTRIC COMPANY, Incorported
Telephone Mo. 2675 No. I*s Wenatehee Aye. North
ALL THIS WEEK
Choice Seeded
10c Per Package
During the balance of this week we will serve free hot coffee
every day. Come, in and lake a drink on us.
ALL OUR COFFEE IS FRESHLY ROASTED.
HOME TEA COMPANY
Opposite POstoffiee
THE BEST RIGS AND SADDLE HORSES
can be fonnd only at my new barn. We make it a specialty to
serve yon right—good »fe hftrees and the best of rigs. Try us
next time you want to go oat. A phone call will bring you what
you want. Phone MS. I mmmm
Between First and Second Stroet North and Chelan and Mission.
Where Pennies Count for Dollars
A CHRISTMAS PRESENT OR NEW YEAR'S GIFT
OF RARE VALUE.
is a two-year home study business course, which means that
the students may take two whole years in which to com
plete the course at their own home, and during- this time
have the privilege of taking three months' instruction at
the college or six months' instruction at the night school or
three months' at both the day and night schools. We also
furnish the student with all the books and stationery neces
sary to finish these courses. Spescial price of $65.00:
worth $1000 to any man.
Start in Now—Don't Hesitate
WENATCHEE BUSINESS COLLEGE
Then Xmas
THESE BI'SY DAYS.
Raisins
Write or Call at
THE WENATCHEE DAILY WORLD, WBNATCHBE, WASHINGTON, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 23, 1909
WOMAN 111 WAR
IER CASE !
Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 23. —A trial
that will be watched with interest all
over the country will begin before
iudge Woodmansee in the criminal
court here Monday, when Mrs. Jean
ette Stewart Ford, who has been
styled the "queen of blackmailers,"
will be placed on trial on a charge of
attempting to blackmail Charles L.
Warriner, ex-treasurer of the Big
Four railroad, who, it is alleged,
stole $643,000 from the company.
The mystery of how one subordi
nate official could help himself to j
more than half a million dollars of
the railroad company's money will
probably be disclosed for the first
time, but of still greater interest to
the public will be the story of in
trigue, love and tragedy, stretching
back over ten years and said to in
volve a dozen men of high standing
in business and social affairs, which
tb* l trial is expected to reveal through
evidence which will be introduced n
regard to the extraordinary career of
the woman in the case.
The career of the woman who
next week is to face the judge and
jury ready like a romance—a ro
| mance of love and death, intrigue.
i suicide and blackmail. According to
his own statement Warriner gave
! the woman, who was absolutely noth
ing to him, sums aggregating $2 00.
--. 000 to keep silence.
Mrs. Ford is a native of Ohio and
has passed the grerfter part of her
life in Cincinnati, with periodical
trips to Chicago or New York for "a
good time." While she was still in
her teens her father died, leaving a
fortune of $sr>.ooo. Her extravagant
mode of living soon exhausted her
fortune. Then she met "Billy" Ford.
! a man well known about town, with
j whom she fell in love and whom she
claims in the father of her child.
One of the mysteries of her life is
the fact that she did not marry Ford
> but did marry his brother, who later
; secured a divorce from her. Then
she met Edgar S. Cooke, a man of
family, who was employed in the nig
Four offices with Warriner.
Things wont smoothly for a time,
until Cooke desired to rid himself
of the woman. Then the trouble be
; gan. Cooke Is alleged to have dis
j covered that something was wrong
with Warriner's books and to have
j told Mrs Ford. According to War
; riner's statements the woman then
: used her knowledge to extort money
| from him. her demands increasing
jin frequency and amount until the
total reached into the hundreds of
I thousands of dollars.
! Hints have been dropped that hith- ;
erto unknown chapters in the story
of alleged theft and blackmail will be
| revealed when Mrs. Ford is placed on 1
[trial. Tt has been intimated that the!
| woman did not act alone in her al
leged blackmailing operations, but so;
I far she is the only one against whom
direct charges have been made. That
I the accused woman is "holding some-'
i thing up her sleeve." as she has inti-j
' mated more than once since her ar
rest, is believed by those who have'
followed the case closely. This is one
iof the features of the case that has ;
.aroused great interest in the coming
I trial.
Phone *2-"»ir>
Mrs. Ford's perfect self-possession
i and cool demeanor have been a canst*:
'. of wonder on the part of all who I
1 have come in contact with her since j
j her arrest. Never for a moment haa
she shown any signs of a break-down I
i Since her release on bail she haa
j taken her daily drives about the citj j
in an expensive automobile and has j
j never left off in any particular th<> j
: luxurious life that has been hers fot
\ many years past.
Meanwhile Warriner, the alleged
defaulter, who is said to have given
Mrs. Ford as much as $25,000 at a
time, was lodged in a cell because he
found it impossible to secure bail in
the sum of $20,000. He says he is
ready for trial and anxious that the
whole story be told. And the indica
tions are that a good part of the
story will be told when Mrs. Ford is
put on trial next week.
There is some strong courting go
ing on In a certain home in Wenat
chee. A lovely young lady will soon
be making the morning coffee for
two. Of course she will use Folger's
Golden Gate. •••
The young people of the Malaga
Sunday school will render the drama
"Out in the Streets," on Saturday
evening. December 25, with the fol
lowing cast of characters:
Colonel Wayne Irel Evans
Solomon Louis S. M. Priest!
Mat Louis Herschal Evans
Bert Medfield Leo Hill
Pete Bradford Courtway
Policeman L. Hilli
Mrs. Wayne Ella Gillispie;
Nina Wayne Ethel Priest
Mrs. Bradford Mrs. S. M. Priest
Minnie, Mrs. Bradford's daughter
Aubrey Graves
A number of recitations, readings
and orations will also be rendered
on the evening of the entertainment.
Come and enjoy a hearty laugh. Ad
mission free. •••12-23
Malaga Christmas Program.
HURRY! HURRY!!
You'll have to hurry if you want to catch a bargain. Only
three weeks remain of our
The advantage to you of this sale is unusual:
Ist: It is taking place at the opening of the winter season, just
when you need warm new clothing; the time when merchants are
least inclined to make price concessions because they figure you
will have to buy anyhow and they might as well take a big profit.
2nd: The holiday season is here and your money will go farther
for useful presents if you buy at this store.
3rd: A sale is generally for the purpose of unloading out-of-date
or shop-worn goods. At the Toggery you find nothing but stand
ard brands famous the world over for unimpeachable quality.
Hart Schaffner & Marx Clothing, Mallory Cravenette Hats,
Douglas and Florsheim Shoes, Cluett and Monarch
Shirts, High Grade Ties, Gloves, Etc.
Delayed shipment of
Sweater Coats
just arrived.
Fine large assortment
CLOSING OUT SALE
Think of the opportunity to buy almost at cost
Take your choice
at Cast Price.
Christmas Ties
Fine display
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