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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.

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