Centralia Weekly Chronicle, May 17, 1911

Centralia Weekly Chronicle

May 17, 1911

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Centralia Weekly Chronicle (Newspaper) - May 17, 1911, Centralia, Washington Chronicle Vol. L OENTEALIA, WASHINGTON, WEDNESDAY, MAY No. 27 VARIOUS MATTERS OF MINOR IN- TEREST OCCUPY ATTENTION OP CITY PUBLIC IMPROVEMENTS RECEIVE AC- TION ORDINANCES ARE PASSED. May. 16 The city council neld a meeting In Chehalis last night and considerable busines was transacted by the mem- bers. Mayor Gingrich occupied the chair and Councilman Corwln was the only absentee. After the min- utes of the previous meeting had been read, the mayor appointed Thomas Blake to fill the vacancy on the night police force caused by the HE5IARI5 NEW PAPER IN OLD AGE resignation of Jerry week. Bowers last Permission was granted to M. B. Moore to lay a concrete side walk in front of his property on Main Street. The Warren Construction Co. hav- ing completed their contract for the Folsom Creet improvement, the work was accepted by the council. SPUR TRACK ON RAILROAD AVE. Several Chehalls business houses with warehouses on Railroad street petitioned the council to lay a spur track on Railroad avenue. The pe- titioners have been trying to get per- mission, from the Northern Pacific for 2 years to lay this spur, but only received consent last week. The matter was referred to the Judiciary comlttee. The business men put up a bond of as an evidence of good faith. PIUNOLK 8TRECT PAVING The Prlndle street paving proposi- tion came up to the attention of the council again Inst night and a re- port was made by the committee ap- pointed last week to look Into the ad- visability of making the improve- ment The comltte reported that it would be useless to think of paving the street, but advised that the stumps be blown out nnd an 8 foot gravel laid. The few families''Tiring "beyond tho end of the street, have signified their will- ingness to meet the Improvement half wny nt their own expense. Six teams were employed last week to carry out Mayor Gingrich's cleaning-up orders, but numerous, citizens foiled to get their refuse col- lected In time to be hauled away. The council decided that these per- sons must Immediately clean up their premises at their own expense or stand prosecution. The ditch on the property of the Pacific. Tank and Silo Co. which has been allowed to stand open by the city and which has caused a four- month delny in the erection of the new plant of the concern, was or- dered closed by the council last night. The Commercial club which has been Instrumental In getting the company to locate In Chehalls. has been doing Its best to help the local representative of the corporation set May 16 THOMAS HARLAN, VETERAN EDI- TOR AND PICTURESQUE FIG- URE WHO HELD OFFICE UN- MAKES LONG TEAM TRIP TO SKTEKAL PRESIDENTS, CENTRALIA, May 16 Thomas Harlan, who Is prgbably the oldest country editor In the Northwest, has just concluded a bus- iness visit to Centralia where he was engaged in making preparations to start a new paper in Lyle, Klickitat county. Although Mr. Harlan is getting along toward eighty years of age, he is entering into his project with great vigor and enthusiasm, and says he means to become ident- ified with the upbuilding of his new paper and the development of his new home town. The veteran editor has had a var- ied career. He has been attorney, politician, land registerer, publisher, farmer and justice of the peace in his time, and has held various offices under three presidents. Under Pres- ident Grant he served two terms In the U. S. Land Office and was later appointed special agent in the land office under President Cleveland who removed him during one of the po- litical upheavals of the day. Presi- dent Harrison restored Mr. Harlan to office as one of his first acts. While In that office Harlan was in- strumental In bringing out the ex- posure of the Herman and Mitchell land frauds. On one occasion he was under bond and demon- strated his honesty by making good a deficit of nearly incurred by tho absconding of deputy, although tie was under n.o legal obligation to do so. Mr. Harlan's newspaper activities ncluded the founding of the Med- 'ord Mail 22 years ago, the proprie- torship of the White Salmon Enter- prise, the Vancouver, Wash Herald, and his more recent publication, the Oakville Cruiser. He made his visit to Centrnlla by (United Press, Leased Wire) EL PASO, May In Mex- ico today hinges on the attitude of Provisional President Madero, ac- cording to Judge Carbajol, Diaz' peace representative. "The only thing that will block In the past four years Including the peace said Judge 1907-08-09-1910 .Lewis county has will be some Impossible pald lnto the state treasury or arbitrary stand by Madero. Some- 981-44 for the construction of high- thing definite is expected within the next thirty hours. We have passed the preliminaries and are now deal- ing with a proposition which is up to Madero to i yes or no. (United Press, Leased Wire) NEW YORK, May vitrolic denunciation of labor unions in gen- eral and a flat declaration that he believed the destruction of the Los Angeles Times building was the re- sult of a general plot of labor lead- ers was made here today at the con- vention of the National Manufactur- ers' association by President Kirby of the association. He said: "The American Federa- tion of Labor engaged in open war- fare on Christ and his principles. This irresponsible federation has been permitted to grow up uncurbed by law and unwhipped of justice, al- though its purpose was to draw to a common level all men and women. earn, making the journey four his site In shape so that a spur could bo constructed to accommodate the eras of building material which the company have ordered. PAVIXO onmvAxrEs PASSED Criminal Prosecutions Follow Lewis county paid in .87, in 1908 84 was paid in, in 1909 paid in and in 1910 .During this period' the various counties of Washington have paid In 37 for the construction of state and. state aid roads. In 1907 when the levy was but one quarter of a mill the amount was 1908 when the levy had been creased to half a mill the paid in by the' counties in In- amount totaled and in 1909 the amount was although the levy was still one half mill, the increase being due to increased valuation of property. In 1910 when the levy was one mill the total was 938.32 or practically as much as was raised in the preceding three amount was county which Kink county years. smallest paid in by San Juan paid while paid in the largest amount or 365.31, which Is more than one fourth of the total sum. (United Press, Leased Wire) take the matter under consideration WASHINGTON, May soon. Possible obstacles to the government officials today stated prosecution may be confronted by that criminal prosecutions of the Standard Oil officials may follow the decision handefl down by the Su- the government as it is expected the officials will claim immunity on ac- count of the statute of limitations. preme Court of the United States To offset this the government will finding the Standard Oil company; take the position that the combina- guilty of being a trust, and ordering j tlon continued the offenses up to the ItS dissolution. timP fhn trncf n-ae nfrtaroA trt rfSr. its dissolution. Attorney General Wickersham will time the trust was ordered to dis- solve. An echo of the tragedy of several months ago when Wil- liam 11. Smith was killed on the railroad track north of town, was The ordinances for Local Improve- yesterday when a damage suit ment Districts Xos 112 114 100 was Presented against him by coun- llii nnd llfi all passed second read- sel "'Presenting his widow and Ing and L. I. T> Xo 113 passed 'its: Damages for linn! rending by the council Thll: "'ere claimed on grounds of respons- agsrecnto cost of the part of tht> railroad for is S23.630. No 131 calls for the' th'" of "le veteran officer. j laying of a. plnnk road on Smith was proceeding to his duty! nveiuie to the bnll park, antl the es-iln the earlv of morning last j tlmatrd cost of tliia Improvement i XVitltor wl'en he was caught and kill- whlch is will be greatly re- Instantly on the track by a duoert owing tn the fnrt that one and fro'p''t engine. Opinion on the cause May 16 The contract for the new road be- tween Centralia and Lincoln Creek has just been let by the County Com- missioners. The lowest bidder of a number of applicants was Jesse Mills of Olympia, the price being 000. The road will be about two miles in length and work will be completed this summer_ The finish- ing of this road will be'welcomed by the farmers and other residents of the vicinity affected by the Improve- ment. The road will be graded, and planked and otherwise fixed into serviceable shape. MRS. MELISSA LOWE, TEMPOR- ARILY UNBALANCED. ENDS MFE IN PRESENCE OF MEM- BERS OF WAS HAPPY AND AILMENT CAME LEAVES NINE- MONTHS-OLD BABE May 16 One of the saddest tragedies in the history of Centralia occurred this morning at o'clock in the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Lowe near Al- der and Oak streets, when Mrs. Lowe, a young woman, only twenty- five years old, and the mother of a little baby nine months old, took her own life while temporarily mentally deranged. That her act was the re- sult of a mental break-down there is no doubt. Her home was a happy one, and up to two weeks ago, she seemed well and contented, but with- in the last two weeks her actions were peculiar and signs of an unbal- anced mental condition increased dally. In her home at the time of the tragedy were her husband, G. C. Lowe, who is employed by h% broth- er-in-law, a contractor; and Mrs El- la Lowe, mother of the husband. Shortly after 2 o'clock this morn- ing Mr. Lowe was awakened and dis- covered his wife standing near the looking at him. Her face and the upper pan of her nightdress were covered with blood, He discovered that she had taken' a small pair of manicure scissors and had pierced herself in several places over the tem- ples, probably with the Intention of rupturing one of the large blood- vessels of the head. She had also nade an incision in the side of her throat Although she had lost much blood the wounds were not danger- ous. Mr. Lowe took the scissors away from her, cutting his hand In doing so. He asked her what was the matter and she told him she had attempted to take her life. He got up and she washed the-blood away and he asked her to change her nightdress, which she said she would do. Mr. Lowe's mother, in the mean- time had been aroused. She wag standing just inside her bedroom. Mr. Lowe was in the dining room His wife had gone Into her bedroom" to change her nightdress. Mr. Lowo says his mother tells him he had fainted, evidently from the excite- one half blocks have been cut death divided, but It anil placed In another district. !llas remained as a concensus of opin-j PILIXO I'Oi: NATIONAL AVRVUE i'''" "10 rnilniad was responsible] discussion was gone !'arK''ly lor Into over the method of remedying 'iceman, the land sites on National avenue, and also tlip time it would take to, improve tl-o thornughfaro. is! the busy ,lmo of year for the Milk j Condenser an.l Manager filbley said I that his company would he greatly j hlndcied If the work took over two j weolcs. as it will force his teams to! make a circuitous route of a mile nnd a half. The Ira.-Us will very likely be moved :'ml one half of the iming done at a time. 0. Speaker of the Warren Construction i Company that be coulil build :l j foot piles that would be strong! eiioiu'.h to hold (no hill bnek. A I spring under the embank- mont Is the cause for the continn.il slipping a' the earth. the death of the po-i (Tinted Tress, WASHINGTON. I Leased Wire) (Justice Hurlam! was right in his con-1 i [cation that the Supremo Court re-1 May versed itself by inserting the word House today unanimously passed the unreasonable hi. its interpretation of Stanley resolution ordering a the statute. "By reading the word sweeping investigation of the Steel j into law." said RorlamC "I believe! i'be court did just what the trusts' nuring the debate norland, of Mis- i have been trying themselves to do for was convinced that) fifteen years. SKCHKTAItV OK ST.VTIO (J (United Press. OLYMIMA. May of 1. M. Unwell, s In the mniiih of Ma lint the lie expects to mak eat altaeU- Leased Wire) 1 The receipts ecretary of state y, 10 in were f ocretary says that much better Kliowiiii: in May, I fi II us ho Is using. overy force the collection of jiiesh to ribbons in places auto license money. During the family physician says th month of April, I Din the receipts of marked for life, the olllco wore nnd elur- the month of Api.' they were I I.'.M (1.70, of nn increiiso of j One. way to get voids seems to nearly not. to deserve them. ment and the sight of the blood, and that he had swooned upon the floor of the dining room. Mr. Lowe says he remembers nothing of having faintel, although he has a bump over one eye which his mother says he received when he fell, striking the table. It was while Mr. Lowe was in the dining room and his mother just in- side her own room, which opens In- to the dining room a revolver shot (United Press, Leased Wire) was heard in the bedroom in which ATLANTIC, Ga., May was the younger Mrs. Lowe. Mr. with a letter which she found a i Lowe's mother says the shot brought :ew weeks ago and with which Lowe back to consciousness and :iopes to establish title to an estate that he sprang up and ran into the worth Mrs. J. C. White bsdroom accompanied by his mother if this city has gone to England they discovered that his wife oy claim to the fortune-of Richard had taken her by shooting her- Hazzard, founder of Beaufort Hall, jse'.i v.-ith n revoher. v'io came to South Carolina in 1775! Mr. Lowe Bars he noticed her ac- ind died soon after the estate haditions to be extremely peculiar in the been willed him. Mrs. White is the evening. She in her laughter of William Horton Hazzard, talking difonnectedly r., who was prevented by profiting and of many tl-.In-s." She seemed to rom his inheritance by legal en-jbe dazed and was slow in answering anglements. The letter found by j questions. She also acrsd strange Mrs. White among some old papers i about the arrangement of articles In it is alleged, clear up the the room, changing them from one matter. place to another and apparently be- ins; greatly unsettled. The young woman's fn'l name was Mellisa Mary Albert Lowe, being a- daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert of this city. She leaves les the rel- atives mentioned, tsvo hr thers. Matt S. Albert and George C. Albert, an 1 two sisters. Mrs. A. Pinter, and Mi-s Tillie Albert and a father-in-law. V. I.owe. all living in this city. Charles Sticklin. corner, .made a complete investigation of the trag- edy, and decided an inquest to be un- necessary. It is a tragedy for v-Mch no one is to blame an i in which all parries connected are to he extended sympathy. The funera! will afternoon at n Stieklin rndertaklnu ,Mf. Hev. Henry w. i blacksmith and interment .11 the rec- HE SMS LEG TEETH OF Leased Wire) TOI.KMO. O.. May If, The infant daughter of Mr, and rs. Thomas was today disllVured for life by he-i ing senile-lied fearfullv by a pet cat. I The child was playing with the fe- line on (he tloor. A of screams brought tho mother to the room where she saw th lug the llltle girl In furious deep scratches tore May Wrijrht, of the Supr Ulstrli't of Columbia, today appoint-j Court, which ordered (hi liild the ease yestenliiy. .1 s.-'.ys the decision left of of contempt of court, j proceedings against the decision having been reversed by I he Supreme Court of the I'pnu the decision of the ho .lueh-.e Wright will huso action on (he noted Pulled Stales. commission his further case. Judge ers, because they disohoyej .inncllon In the 1'ucH Stove case. Jiulso Wright says li the Invest Ion so Ilia! llsmissal of Ise Wrlixhl I til pelssl- itempt lead- is In- mpauy rdered Court I'nited Viess MIl.WAriClOK, Wis. Peiers'.ui, an e! ii'a.-e. is a ielim ord prii'.e mean men. The old man re- cently took in a tramp and save him sheU.-r for tho night aftor I iiiii; him. lit the morning, IVl- I-S.MI. is .1 bachelor, found his ijotie and his own false teeth, .'.nil artilicial leg missing. Tho had stolen them, with all money in (he house. The tramp :u 'rested >estei-day after a vli of 1 s. and eoufesse.el the teeth and the false limb TO IIMU: Mr. try at this .world, so everybody the up to Him. ;