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DAILY BAST OREGON LAN, PENDLETON. OREGON. FRIDAY. NOVEMBER 12, 1909. H PAGEB E SHORTER OF TWO DEATH ROUTES girl Preferred poison to primrose path Lure of Footllijht Tempts Maid to Sock Her Fortune on the Stage Stranded she Derides to Drink Pol son Rather Than Sink to Depths of Shame. New Tork. Her mouth, throat and stomach were burned, but the doctor said that the btchlorld of mercury she had swallowed would not kill her. The nurse said she might talk a lit tle. She smiled faintly with the de light of knowing that, at last someone was kind to her. She told a story that might be true of any girl alone In Pendleton cr any other city. Edith Thomas was forced to choose between bichloride of mercury and champagne; through her burned lips she told the story. "I left my mother, three brothers and a sister In Sherbrooke, Canada." she said. "I knew I was pretty, but no one can say I wasn't sensible about It. Pretty girls were wanted on the stage, and I got a place In a company that came to our town. "New York was beautiful. I saw all the great, beautiful, bright hotels tinl restaurants, and I did not understand they Were not for me. Every bo Jy seemed so smiling and happy that I did not realize that they wouldn't be willing to help a girl alone in New York. "I thought my fortune was made. My family needs money so badly that I felt aore I could help them lots. "Bat the manager tiroke up our company, and he didn't give me a cent. All I had was a little money mamma gave me. "I was such a little silly that I didn't know I was beaten, even then. I saw all the beautiful stage girls go ing into the cafes and smiling and jok ing and it seemed to me that In the midst of such happiness there surely wss a place for me. "But what I needed moet to help me was love and faith in me and a kind word. But I couldn't find a bit of kindness. There Is a price on all the love and kindnesses in this city. "I had only J3.S7. My room rent of $2 was due. I couldn't eat very much with 11.67. "I knew that when finely dressed men spoke to me I could get all I wanted to eat and drink with them mostly to drink, though, which means champagne and 'the easiest way.' But I hated them with their fine clothes, their canes, their gloves and all their fashions. "But I studied it all out. I found out about the painted, tired women I saw on the streets to laugh and drink in the fine, great cafes, just as the girls are doing here now. "As soon as I learned this I picked out my own 'easiest way.' It's better than theirs. "When you're young life looks sweet and death looks terrible. But I could not live a painted woman. To die that way is too slow and terrible." "I had my choice between bichlor ide of mercury and champagne and I think I took the best the poison. I'm glad I didn't die. I'm going back home as soon as I'm well, and I'll be happy to be in a place where folks will love you and be kind to you for nothing." .TACK JOHNSON GROWS EXCEEDINGLY BELLICOSE Chicago. "If he says anything to me we'll give an unexpected exhibi tion here in the court room, with Judge Hume as referee." Jack Johnson, known as the cham pion heavyweight pugilist of the world, but Just plain John Johnson in the court records, made this re mark while waiting In Judge Hume's branch of the municipal court. John son referred to Yank Kenny, an old time prize fighter, who is suing the champion for $2000, which he says he owes him, and $1.25 advanced cash. At this point some one told John son Kenny had gone out In the hall, just outside the court room, and was waiting for him. "Say, I wish they'd just put us in the elevator and shut the door, with the conductor outside," said John son. "I'd stop that car myself be tween floors and then I'd make Ken ny crawl out through the holes in the wire grating." Auction Sale ! I Will Sell For Cash At Public Auction At The Oregon Feed Yard Pendleton, Oregon Saturday, Nov. 1 3, '09 At 10:00 O'clock A. M. 50 To 75 Head WORK MULES Best work mules in Eastern Oregon. All well broke to harness. Ranging in age from 4 to 1 years. Weight 900 to 1500 lbs. Will also sell one 11 -year-old Jack C. W. Martin, Owner O. L. Ebi, Auctioneer craftsman lines. It will have one large room for meetings and social , affairs, with a small kitchen, bath and rest room. The building will be constructed on a lot just outside the college campus owned by the Unl- i versify Young Women's Christian as- i sociation. which will be in charge of , the bungalow after it is completed, j A campaign for funds will be launched with a big concert soon In Villard Hall. President Campbell is I much pleased with the interest the women are taking in the bungalow. The campaign is being conducted by the ladles' advisory board of the T. W. C. A., of which Mrs. Frederic Dunn, wife of Professor Dunn, is one j of those most interested. Others on this board are Mrs. P. L. Campbell, Mrs. Zieber. Mrs. Frederick Young, i Mrs. P. E. Snodgrass, Mrs. Frank 1 Chambers and Mrs. O. F. Stafford. : Patronesses at the concert will be members of the board, with Mrs. I. M. Glenn and Mrs. R. A. Booth. GRAND THEATRE THE TAIIj of comet will strike earth FIVE WIVI FACE UKJAVi -T AT TRIAL Cleveland, O. Th' i idenct- of five wives and two fianc was produced by government officers in the trial of Luclen Pickett In the United States court here, on the charge of procuring under false pretenses, $1, 000 from Miss Allie Greasley, a crip pled woman from Springdale, Pa. One after another the women told horn Pickett had promised to marry them, how they had given him mon ey and how finally he had gone away usually after, sometimes before the wedding. Miss Greasley, nearly helplesg from a spinal affliction, testified that Picket was the only man who ever wooed her and that she gave him J lnfiii to establish him in business. A marriage license was Issued but the wedding did not take place. EU OPS SOCIETY LADIES BOLD FOR COLLEGE GIRLS University of Oregon, Eugene, Ore. To build a handsome bungalow to serve as the general headquarters and center of co-ed student life at the University of Oregon, is the unique plan of a number of prominent Eu gene eoclety women, Including the wives of several university professors. The bungalow is to cost about $2, 009 and will be constructed along Princeton, N. J. Mother Earth may have the experience next May of passing through the gaseous tall of a comet, according to an interview granted by Assistant Professor Hen ry M. Russell, Ph. D., of the astron omical department of Princeton uni versity. He hastened to explain, however, that no deleterious physical effects were to be anticipated from Halley's comet and that the electrical or magnetic effects of the comet's passage would probably be detected by the most delicate instruments only. "If we pass through the tall of the comet," said Dr. Russell, "the effect will be a diffused light, for the par ticles making up the tall of a comet 1 reflect some light. The comet will probably be a fine spectacle. During the week after passing, it will be clearly visible to the naked eye In the evening. The comet is awaited with acute scientific linterest because it will be possible to tell by means of the spectroscope what it is made of." "ALWAYS LEADS" THIS WEEK- PRINCESS THARPIA. BILLY SHARROTT, Escape Artist. Ventriloquist HERBERT CAELYLE, Jew Comedian. All New Pictures and Songs We aim to PLEASE the PEOPLE. Prices 10c and 15c. Usual Matinees. INDIAN OUTBREAK AT HAZLETOX FEARED Victoria, B. C. Hazleton reports a general belief that the Indians will j attack the town In force tomorrow to rescue the seven imprisoned chiefs j during their trial. The telegraph operator between Hazelton and Klspiox reports armed ' Indians passing his hut In scores and hag been told over 700 armed na-! tives will be at Hazleton if the chiefs i are convicted and sentenced. The reds are making "Hootchlnoo," ; native whisky, and the situation rap- j idly grows worse. The 90 odd white BUB are but half armed and, navl- j gation being closed, they are com pletely shut off from the world, ex- cept by telegraph, until spring. I'lLKS SCKKD IN 6 TO 14 DAYS 'AZO OINTMK.NT Is Kiaranteed to curesny case of Itrhlng, Blind, Weeding or Protrud Ing I'lles Id 6 to 14 days or money refund I 4 60c a LADIES, You Can Do Your IRONING for 1 CENT an HOUR No Smoke No Dirt No Ashes No Carrying Wood and Coal. JUST BIRN GAS and use a GAS SAD-IRON FOR Lighting and heallne nnoM VJA Saves Time, Temper, Trouble and Money. .'Always Ready for Use. Northwestern Gas & Electric Co. Matlock Building. The Second Annual National Apple SHOW Spokane.Washington November 15-20 This Applo Show is a world wide event of the great est importance to the Pacific Northwest and in order to eiicourago every ono to attend the OREGON RAILROAD AND NAVIGATION COMPANY will make a special round trip rate of One and One-Third Fare from all points on its lines in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho I ii ki'ts will be on sale all stations west of The Dalles u mher 14 and IS, and from all stations east of The Dalles November 14 to ID inclusive. Final return limit November 22, 190D. $25,000 In Prizes Will De Given Away Grand Display, Interesting Lectures and Interesting Program Every Day During The Show For further information call on any O. R. & N. agent or on VM. Me MURRAY, General Passenger Agent, Portland, Ore. HERE'S A PROPOSITION FOK A GOOD HOME ON EASY PAYMENTS. $1360 cash or $650 cash and 85 monthly payments of $13.21 each or $350 cash and 100 monthly payments of $14.80 each, or $360 cash and 120 monthly payments of $13.21 each. MARK MOORHOUSE CO. Tel. Main 83. 120 E. Court Orpheum Theatre P. MEDERNAC II, PROPRIETOR. HIGH-CLASS VAUDEVILLE AND MOTION PICTURES For Men, Women and Children. SEE PROGRAM IN TODAY'S PAPER. fivers' Best Flour Is made from the choicest wheat that jjrows. Good bread is assured when BYERS' BEST FLOUR is used. Bran, Shorts, Steam Rolled Barley always on hand. Pendleton Roller Mills Pendleton, Oregon FUEL anything you want in FUEL Reck Springs Coal Good dry Oak, Black Pine, Yel low Pine, Fir, Slab Wood and Split Wood B. L. Burroughs Phono Main 5. Office 607 Main Street, Near O. R. N. Depot.