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PUTTING HOUSE IN ORDER. City Council of Hoquiam Preparing for Change to Commission Plan — Week From Today. HOQUIAM, Aug. s.—When the af fairs of the city of Hoquiam are turn ed over by the outgoing council coun cil to the new commissioners a week from today noon, as near as possible all debts will be settled, inventories of all departments will be submitted, and the books of the various offices will be balanced. Salary and wage warrants for city employes will be issued to pay salaries up until next Monday noon. This will include the salaries due members of the council. It is said that one coun cilman is bewailing the fact that he recently bought a new suit of clothes and a supply of cigars which he will not have use for when commission government comes in vogue. The inventory of city property will differ little from inventories submitted last year. The balancing of the books will entail some extra work for the clerk and treasurer. This is being done so that there can be no question in the future as to the moneys and property with which the commission began to do business. The last meeting of the council will be held Wednesday night. In all prob ability there will be a short session, covering merely routine work, as there are few matters which can be taken up and concluded in one sitting of the body. IN BUSINESS ALONE. Carl L. Peterson Withdraws From Western Heating and Plumbing Co. and Opens in Hoquiam. HOQUIAM, Aug. 6.—The C. L. Pet erson Plumbing company was launch ed last week, when C. L. Peterson, who for the past year has been a member of the Western Heating, Plumbing & Construction company, withdrew from that concern to go in business for himself. Mr. Peterson has been in the plumbing business for the past 10 years in Hoquiam and Aberdeen and needs no introduction to the public. His work has always been of the highest grade and he will continue to give his patrons the best of labor on his contracts. Ha will figure on all work in his line and asks his friends to remember him when they have any work. He has lately been awarded the con tract to install the plumbing and heating of the new $12,000 concrete school house to be built at Hump tulips. Among the big contracts which Mr. Peterson has successfully done dur ing his residence in Hoquiam, are the Arnold building, the handsome "West land" residence of Frank H. Lamb and the residence of Dr. J. F. Macdonald. SCHOONER ESPADA ARRIVES. Limps Into Sidney, Australia with Pumps Going and Mizzenmast Cone. Sailed from Hoquiam. HOQUIAM, Aug. 6.—The cheerful news has been received here that the schooner Espada which loaded with lumber at the Lytle mill in this city some five months ago lias just reached Sydney, Australia, which port she reached leaking badly. During the trip and when in Australian waters she encountered rough weather, los ing her mizzenmast and opening her seams to the extent that her pumps had to be kept at work to keep her afloat. The Espada was out IC2 days, and it was greatly feared that she was lost. When leaving here she was destined for Adelaide, but unable to reach that port, she very luckily made Sydney. George Walton, of this city, is cabin boy on the Espada. SCHOOL NEARLY FINISHED. HOQUIAM, Aug. 6. —Within a few days, Kretz Brothers will complete their contract on the Washington school building. The contract was to have been finished today, but the work of setting black-boards, not included in the agreement, was added later, which allows the builders three days to finish their work. The contract called for completing the four school and class rooms in the fine new brick building and was for $3,r)G2. The work was under the supervision of W. E. Rockwell and it is said that on more than one oc casion tlie contractors were compelled to tear up portions of their work to conform with the specifications. The work on the rooms are creditable to both contractors and the supervisor. KANSANS WILL MAKE HOQUIAM THEIR FUTURE HOME HOQUIAM, Aug. 6. —Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Wolfe, of lola, Kan., are visiting at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stroll in this city. They expect to make their future home in Hoquiam. Mrs. Wolfe, who is a sister of Mrs. Stroh, lias been very prominent in ■women's club work in lola, and it is dne to her efforts that the Sorosis club of that city has been raised to a high standard in the state. Mr. Wolfe has been a prominent lumberman of South ern Kansas. RETURN FROM NEAH BAY. HOQUIAM, Aug. C—John Berg's trim fishing craft, the Dolphin, accom panied by the launch Ada, owned by Harry Ward, are in port, having re turned from Neali Bay. Quite a catch of deep-sea fish was made. The Dol phine carries a crew of four while the other vessel carried two men. The craft visited along the coast, trolling for salmon and cod. Harry Livermore with the launch Honker, remained at Neah bay. OLD FARM SOLD. Garrison Farm Near Montesano is Bough By J. J. Johnson. Will Be Sold in Tracts. MONTESANO, Aug. 4.—The splen ' did farm, known to all old timers here as the Garrison farm, has been sold to J. J. Johnson, formerly of the log ging firm of Arland & Johnson. This is one of the best farms in the whole Grays Harbor region, and one which has been coveted by a large number of people. About 40 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Garrison came here and took up this land and have resided on it ever since. The lumber for the first house was brought from Olympia to a small tributary of the Chehalis by team, and was then floated down the Chehalis river on a scow and landed at their landing on the Chehalis. There are nearly 300 acres of the farm, a portion of it being of the very best kind of bottom land. The new- owner will cut the whole place up into small tracts and sell it off to the many dif ferent people who are constantly ask ing for small farms. COURT HOUSE FESTIVAL. Montesano Plans Celebration of the Opening of New Court House Building. MONTESANO, Aug. 6. —Montesano citizens £nd 'fhe ,local Commercial club are planning to invite the people of Chehalis county to take part in the festivities in connection with the dedication of the new court house. Details of the program have not yet been worked out. A meeting of the club will be held next Wednesday evening when a full program will be prepared. The date of the dedication will be announced within a short time. It is the aim of the Commercial club to promote friendliness between the eastern and western sections of the county. On the day of dedication, the court house will be thrown open to inspec tion by the public. It will be espec ially a day for pioneers, many of whom are expected to be present. COMMERCIAL CLUB. MONTESAXO, Aug. s.—Xext Wed nesday, August 9, is the regular monthly meeting night of the Com mercial club. Several important speakers had been scheduled to appear before the club, but other matters in tervened and the date on which they will be present will be announced later. On next Wednesday evening, however, several interesting subjects will be brought up, and because of their importance every man in the community with the interest of his home at heart, should be there. Among the topics slated for discussion are the questions of pushing the de mand for fortifications at Westport, tax valuations, and the prospects of improving the club's finances. SCHOOL WARRANTS CALLED. MONTESAXO, Aug. s.—County Treasurer W. B. Paine has issued a call for the following school warrants interest upon which ceased July 29: s—Gen 1652 Nov. 18, 1910 C—Gen 1481 May 18, 1907 10—Gen 106 July 24, 1911 22—Gen 66 May 20, 1911 28—Gen 523." May 12, 1911 30—Gen 79 Feb. 15, 1911 44—Gen 43 July 11, 1911 40—Gen 79 July 1.1, 1911 50—Gen 21 Dec. 23, 1910 54—any 609 July 14, 1909 101—Gen 540 July 3, 1911 103—Gen 567 June 30, 1911 106 —Gen 56 April 7, 1911 REALTY MOVING. MONTESANO, Aug. s.—County As sessor Jones has resold the Carnahan bungalow and bought the Robert Shore home. The purchaser of the former was Mrs. Thornton, the mother of Mrs. Carnahan. The agent in the several transactions was J. E. Calder. Mr. Jones paid $3500 for the Shore property and will take possession on the 15th. CONTRACT AWARDED. MONTESANO, Aug. 5. —The con tract for the construction of the new school house in district No. 4, near Satsop, has been awarded to James Movie, for ?2700, It is what is known ABERDEEN, WASHINGTON as the Fuller school and will be con crete, the intention to have it fireproof throughout. W. F. -arrow t is the architect. PLUMBING CONTRACT ACC.^PT?r MONTESAN'O, Aug. C.—The ; . ing in the handsome court house an jail, installed bv C. L. Peterson P' .n' ing company of Hoquiam, was ac > ed last week. The contract was 000. The building is one of the in the state. MARRIAGE LICENS. MONTESAN'O. Aug. s.—Charles t Flannigan, Edna Long; Geo. E. Acre Katharyn L. Hogan; N. P. McMillii. Lillian M. Slack; G. H. Freehouse Lulu M. Campbell; Werner Hougell Anna Smiell; E. H. Rice, Leota M Duell; C. Wonsouski, Elizabeth Gard iner; Roy M. Quinn, Jennie Raeder. READY TO START. MONTESANO, Aug. 5. —The mill under lease to Messrs. Foss, Crozier and Surall is almost read? to be start ed. The new machinery is installed and it is probable that early in the coming week it will be put in motion. At first about 50 men will be employed the force to be increased later. OFF TO OLYMPICS ELMA, Aug. s.—Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Avey and son, John, left this week for Port Angeles and Port Townsend and other points on the Straits, on a com bined business and pleasure trip. They will take in Lake Crescent before re turning, going in to that Lake from Port Angeles. The fishing in the bay at Port Angeles at this time of the year is unusually good, and they will go prepared for that kind of sea-fish ing. At Port Townsend they will in spect and 80 acre tract which they own and which they intend to clear and place in farming condition. VOTED BONDS AT SATSOP. ELMA, Aug. 5. —Thursday bonds were voted at Satsop for the enlarge ment of the school building there and the improvement of the school grounds. The school house will be moved back, and an addition will be constructed. The Satsop school will be a fine one as soon as the work is finished. MRS. JACK PRATT DEAD ELMA, Aug. 5. —News has reach Elma of the death in Prague of Mrs. Jack Pratt, a former well known resident of Elma. She lived on the old Pratt homestead northeast of town up until about six years ago. Mrs. Pratt was an old set tler in this section and death came on August 1. GOOKINS HAS AN HEIR. ELMA, Aug. 5. —Last Sunday morn ing a son and heir arrived at the home of A. F. Gookins and wife. The boy weighed a full eight pounds, and he promises to be a husky youngster, who will soon take full charge of the Gookins store here. DISCUSS WATER QUESTION. ELMA, Aug. s.—Next Wednesday evening at eight o'clock there will be a mass meeting of the citizens of Elma to discuss the water question. The meeting was called by Mayor Wakefield, several of the people be hind the movement thinking that the call had best come from him. BROKEN RIBS. ELMA, Aug. 5. —James Avey of Elma suffered three broken ribs Thursday while fishing near McCleary. He was on a log angling when he fell onto another log breaking the ribs. Me was brought to his home here Fri day morning. TO VISIT EUROPE. OAKVILLE, Aug. s.—Mr. and Mrs. Frank Liesner left Thursday morning for Germany and Ex-mayor J. E. Fitz gerald left for the British Isles. They will visit at different points iu the east until the 22d of August when they will take passage from New York on the Cecelia, one of the finest ships of the Lloyd liners. It will take Mr. Fitgerald about six days to get to his destination from New York and Mr. and Mrs. Liesner about seven days. They intend to get back to Oakville during the month of November. CITY MESSENGER COMPANY. TELEPHONE NUMBER CHANGED The City Messenger company has in stalled two telephones, Nos. C 931 and 5941, one of which is always open. Call either number and "Central will get us." K. L. ZEEK, manager. YOUR TEMPER. Remember that when you are right you can afford to keep your temper and when you are wrong you can't afford to lose it. MONDAY, AUGUST 7, 1911. GETS A PENSION FROM CARNEGIE $25 a Month For Life For "Mother' Kennedy. MET HIM CN WEDDING TR.P Wiped Out In Coney liland Fire, Old Souvenir Seller Wrote to Carmcie Her Husband Was Railroader V/her "Andy" Worked on Line. "Mother" Kennedy has been pen sioned by Andrew Carnegie MoiU.i Kennedy Is Mrs. M E. Kennedy, wh for almost a quarter of a eeutury ha> supplied i-liildren with pails and shov els and sold souvenirs to the'r eldi-iv at Co;.( y isiand It was n>ai;,v a wedding trip taken h half " eatury ago that l>roug!it abuui the | elision and saved her from liei:i. entirely wiped out by the recent tire Mor her Kennedy was born Margare; Major i f l.ewistiiwii. Pa. That w:i> seventy-two years ago. When she was twenty she met ami married John We densali. a < onduetor on tile I'ennsyiva nia railroad. Wedensall was the en:i ductor ot the first traiu that wen: from Altoona to Pittsburg He was a great friend of Andrew Carnegie, the.i an empio.we of the line workh.g Uis way up to -MpiM'lnieiident ot the Pitrs burg division of tlin Pennsylvania ra;l road. On her weddiuu trip Mrs. We densali hum .Mr. Carnegie. When the tire at Coney Islirtid left Mother Kennedy with i nlv jH.sii m the wcrld slie recalled her first bus band's frierdship with Mr Ciirnecte and recalled the almost forgotten in cident of meeting Mr Carnegie wtiea he was a m'Jroid man.an.l ~!ie a iirid» So she snt down mid wrote to Mr Carnegie. The day t! e letter was --eat a n"-r; paper told her that Mr Carnegie li i 1 sailed for Holland The oihet <i i she received a ie;'"t frotti ,i< liti li««v Mr. Carnegie's Scotch representative It told her that .Mr ''arneine. then i' Skibo castle, bad Vf«l h«'i" t-'i* 1 and read it with ltitere<i After read ing it Mr. Carnegie hail in-"rucfid t' ( writer to Inform Mrs Kenu«ilv th. hereafter she wtm'rt re. etve a |iesisi.>! of $25 each mouth The first uionih - pension was Inclosed "It was a long time airo." said Moth er Kennedy when aski d about h • meeting with Mr Carnegie "i d" n<. remember exactly tv-u Mr Carte;: looked. I rem.-Mii.-r ii.™wet »!im' ! was a clean i*ti • person wit I ■ forceful mantlet M- husband ata' were on our wedding tr p when. at 1.. trobe. Pa., Mr t arnegie i-"i on tli train. "'Hello, And.-.' said my husba: d " 'How are you. .!<■;, i-aid Mr Car negie. "Then I was InwT'tced i<i Mr negle. He w:w wup oy-l n;, r;i• • r. at that time. ;:r,d lit- rr.iv.'ii*; soin d. tance with us." KANSAS TOY rrCD'IY. Mastered Alsi S;-.;t»r.n rian'i- Coulc' Ri.r:i it T wj v ;-.rs. Kansas ti s a |.r >that is r.v<>- lng coosld"fa* !<■ t:r a!. t v. ers. He is l.ewi-ii.vr l.ai /.ui-c i. rence, who wi;i ci:t r " • s-.j,:. . year at the I or K- a-.-s n • fall at flfieni y ; - s. < wu t-c. a degree fn ta ti. : •• he is eighteen. :::<J I for boys and irir:.- t . i :• -i- r university. In seven years this boy lias done ai of the common, high school and fresh nan college work. His parents re fused to allow him to attend school until be was eight years old, and he lias done two years' ordinary school work every year, except one. Lewel lyn Zure is the son of D. Lni Zure. He was born at Columbus, Kan., Oct 23. 1S!)5. Ho Is a nephew of Samuel J Crawford, former governor of Kansas, also a nephew of L. D. Lewellyn, an other former governor of the state, and a distant relative of the late Sam uel J. Tllden of New York. This boy mastered the alphabet at sixteen months and could read when he was two years old. At five he was reading, for amusement, the lighter plays of Shakespeare, and at six he was studying civil engineering. The boy, after completing his regular col lege work, intends to take up engineer ing. The father and mother would not send their boy to school, so he studied and read anyway. The lad was as healthy as any youngster. He has never had the attention of a physician He is a tennis devotee, but has never aspired to be a major league hero. When he started to school at eight years he began making up lost time, and never missed making two grades a year until he entered Baker untver *lty at Baldwin last fall as a fresh man and with high school grades. He spent all of last year as a freshman at Baker, and then his parents moved P Lawrence so he could enter the state university. Gyroscopic Compass. Ensign Lemaire of the French navr has invented a gyroscopic compass in dlcatlng the geographic north instead of the magnetic north pole, as does the ordinary compass. The navy de partment has approved the Invention and finds that the Lemaire compass dispenses with variation calculations and is not affected by Iron. UNCLE SAM HAS SOME ODD NEW VEGETABLES. "Dasheen au Gratin" Served at Na tional Geographic Co:iety Eaiquet. At the annual banquet of the Na tlonal Geographic society at Washing ton the guests and members wt-re it, troduced to "dasheen au grot In " Th • is not the name of a distinguished tr.i eler. Quite the contrary, it is s .>:ne thing to eat. Now It Ls said thai dasheen Is to become one of Ameri a .» regular articles of diet, South Carolin; having had success in raising It. At the Geographic society's d nnei the dasheen was served In pla <• of po tatoes, and the guests, among then President Tuft, pronounced It a di tinct addition to the gistrom ml" cat alogue. Government experts d"'la - ' they are satisfied that dasheen can l> grown at an immense profit In tti:- country and will encourage its rulttva tion. It has a nutty flavor, says tli Scrap Book. Dasheen is an aroid. There are se em I aroids with which the governtne:-' plant bureau has been experimenting and we shall soon have a number 1 the market. The familiar ornan er.t. plant, called "elephant's <ar." Is on** ■>' the most desirable edible aroids Mif* may serve both as food and ornameri It is an aroid which yields th»* p ■ of the Hawai'ans. the malanna of Cubans and the oto of the Par.aman* It is said that aroids have fed mor people than any other product of tL soil, yet In Europe and America the are unknown as food. When Hawaii became a part of the L'nlied States Americans learned th;r the arold known as taro formed th basis of the uative diet. American - learned to like it. They ulsi) learned when we acquired Porto Rico tba' th«re the natives lived chiefly on tarn and regarded it as their staff of life It was then that the agricultural d" parrment commenced to sit up and ra';e notice and experiments were star ed In South Carolina from an acre of taro a ton and a half of tubers was bar rested last year. This was the firs' large quantity of arc Id* ever raised t this country. The tubers are about the size of n man's fist They are good lolled, bak ed or fried and are delicious whun mashed nnd mixed with cream, butter nnd soasoning. They cannot mature north of the Mason nnd Dixon line. ANOTHER INVESTIGATION. Accusations Against Chief of Weather Bureau to Be Considered. There is to be still another investiga tion at Washington Announcement U made that the charges against Pro fessor Willis L. Moore, chief of the weather bureau, which have been pre ferred by James rierrv, a former em ployee of the bureau, will lie consider ed shortly Mr P.erry charges that Professor Moore has unlawfully ex pended money In the employment of experts In about the same manner as did Pr Wiley. "The committee will take up Its in vestlgntlon of rhe weather bureau aft er we have disposed of tile Wiley case.' said Chalrmwn Moss of the house in vestliratlntr committee "Mr I'.pr-' h.is fil-d several charges asalnst '!• ■ administration of the wea Vl- bureau ! h:nl some oer rospo::;!c>t!PP nbmit the Odcnbaels case, in whit !i Mr P.errv charges that Fro fessor Mrv tp has cunt 1 beyond bis cu tho-ity i:i 'lis ntter:*; ,? to en-age the l-JVII S!'*' ! 'PS <lf I'|" l'-'V P 1. Od.»" back • flu lu connection wit'i rh» |p't"T'< « '1.-ai Ml observa tions "1 do i! ' !:::.>«• nr.r payments hav:* f ni-vV to Dr Oden b "i; cmml'tee will have to look lr.tu this, and this will be one of the things brought up when the committee starts Its general Investigation of the weather bureau." Mr. Berry filed his charges against Professor Moore at the department of Justice, alleging that the services of the Rev. Dr. Odenback were engaged to be paid for out of the exigency fund of the bureau. He declares this to be un lawful, as there Is no provision In the appropriation for the weather bureau which permits such expenditures for eelsmographical Information of this character. Attorney General Wicker sham forwarded tho charges to the agricultural department, but made no recommendation. WANTED, A FINGER. Wealthy Woman Offers to Pay Liber- ally For a New Digit. Mrs. Reginald Waldorf of Philadel phia, a rich young widow and accom plished musician, Is willing to pay sev eral thousand dollars for a new Index finger. She is now recuperating from the effects of an operation by which ber right forefinger was amputated after becoming infected by an acci dental cut with a rusty knife. She has advertised for a finger and is willing to pay liberally. Mrs. Waldorf feared that she could never play piano or organ again when she found that she must part with her finger. Now, however, she Is taking hope. A plaster cast of the left Index finger has been made and accurate di mensions taken, and Dr. West says he Is going to find a finger. Hero Is the kind of finger Mrs. Wal dorf wants. Index finger of right hand—length, 3 Inches, distance from finger tit> to palm; thumb joint, 2 7-10 Inches; prox imal Joint, Inches In circumfer ence; middle joint, 2 5-16 Inches In circumferen >■; distal Joint, 11-16 Inch es In clrcunit'rence. PLANS TO SCALE ML M'KINLEY Miss Keen, of Philadelphia, i'.a At empi ilia Feat. PERILOUS PEAK TO ASCtiiD. Van/ Explorer! Have Been Baffled bv the Climb to Be Undertaken by Wa man—Said to Have Fo*r.d New Route to the Summit. Miss Dora Keen, daujc.iier of nr. W. IW. Keen ot I'biiaOeipbi;. wn.i n.:s» tvon the reputation of I i •• . i f ; rLe «reu'e>t women l.i Udta*. ■ i.L..oe;'3 vf tbe world, is j«r», ir.w ; «- -, . tii ! lion for tbe mtei.ii- : at tli» - n....* of Nil-Kill. e;>. A...:i *< .. I) 1* .1 uivl- r-iill I \ ii.,. ! tae liimieM |i»*akf in tin* wor.'i t ■■ .» > it .\iiss K>*e:i H'li-Lj- te.it I <lie will have ;.reat.,\ ;.u-ii -1 I te,i U illioll us ;i UJoUIit ..i •ii '• ■ aitii •vili lie | <rot>jllUyIUy r.i! 1 ;>.< !;i• • ..iiss Al.ua !'•* k. i" i _.: ji-t ,i« U.» premit-i \t •>...' ii iiioc: - .Van/ Atttmpzs 'i':?'.:. Mount M Kin.ey i 'i l>r Cook det .ared b.* ti.m •>.. . •.. i. liut whose claims were ti.- i The attempt to ciimli it bas i> -e.i ... ue many si ores of tirnis i>v :..e i. ~i of mountaineers. hut sn tar <i:ny one party bas U*en credited with n.ivinn rea'-bed the top. . A party of tbe met expert elitnliers tbat made tlie arteoij t Ins; yeni i liiiili ed more than 1 .'J*M fe.'t witb tbe tre.it est difficulty. an 1 tbeu found above them still I.tJOO feet of tlie peak in tending upward in wbat they des- rb ed as an almost perpendicular wall of kc. All of this, however, offers no dis couragement to Miss Keen. but makes her tile more determined to an omplisb the feat. She will have to curry a laree amount of supplies of nil kinds with which t<> establish stations along the route which ran he used as safe retreats In ease of necessity. She l.s said to have Id her party three of the most reliable ami expert of the Swiss »fu'des whom sbe brought to Amerlen with her to ass'st in t!iis ex peUiiiou and also a number of Alas kans who have taken part in previous attempts to i llmb this peak and l.u.nv much of Its surface nnd <ha meter istics Friends of Miss Keen stiy t'lat the you lis woman has so thoroughly mas. tered the ari of mountain <•<itnl>itiir and jroes at her task" ;ti sueh n m>« terly manner that she will s.-aie Mount McKitiley. if tlie feat is possible of accomplishment Has a Rspu'st.on. For ninny slimmer* i"*: .\3i«* Hfi'n has made liei lieadio.iart in Swii vr iaud. attackinc anil •• !><i»: • -rl nu ili>' most lofty and d.-uiu'Toiis pe-iks «if tli** Swiss r.'MiL'f- Sll'' li :< s.-:i!iml Mont Blanc a number of ninns an! his <«i --ceeded in as ■ i:ill:m tlie Mattcrliorn from practically -vry side a ?>"• r rarely accomplished u> one ritml»'r She lias In" iiiiih -ii ti an t*x- fir in tu r work, and is «n well Un, wti ; n Swit»"r land that t!ie very lies' -u;; 1 iu< st ex perionced of the i-triVs ltncriati!? make Iht one of llieit party win-a there are strain:*- sl«ij «•« exp'ore < >r new paths to lie di«- "v. r"<l She luu ilie reputation .<r ln*iiu: most miii kof perception in d sroverir.s a possible passage, and lias several times found an available climbing route when the professional guides were about to de clare further search and effort useless. She climbs for the sheer love of it, which possibly accounts largely for her great success. If she succeeds In reaching the top of Mount McKlnley It will be n feat of mountain climbing which probably has never been surpassed and will at once attract the attention of the entire world. It is said that In her prelimi nary explorations of the peak she and her companions have discovered a new route apparently leading to the sum mit which has never yet been tried, and that it Is by this new and un known route the effort to reach the top of the world will be made. PECK'S WIDOW GETS $100,000 Carpenter Eloped With Waitress Fifty* •ix Year* His Junior. Burr S. Peck of New Haven, Conn., who came into prominence recently by bis elopement with Miss May Bryne, who was fifty-six years young er than he, is dead. Mr. Peck was eighty years old. Ills father was a carpenter, and his frugality enabled him to accumulate a small fortune. Burr Peck followed the occupation of his father. Through shrewd business methods Mr. Peck accumulated a large amount of property. He had been a widower several years, and Erhlle making his home with bis moth r, who was ninety-six years of age then, Mr. Peck took Miss Bryno for his second wife. Peck and-lila young wife lived to getber for a short tlmo, when they, had a disagreement and separated. Divorce proceedings wero Instituted by Peck, but the suit was afterward withdrawn. After hl9 second mar riage Peck transferred a portion of his property to his young wife, but this .was returned to reck about the time the couple bad their difficulties. \ Peck leaves an estate of $100,000, and this will go to his widow, who .was a waitress in a Tale student boarding house.