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PORTIAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 28, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ON RELIEF FUND
Has Already Begun on
'PROVISIONS TAKEN BY TONS
One Thief Arrested for Storing
WHOLESALERS NOT LOYAL
Bargaining for Sites In San Fran
Cisco Oregon Bureau Equips
Hospital and liaises Big
Tent In Bay City.
BY AKXO DOSCH.
OAKLAND. Cal.. April 27. (Staff Corre
spondence.) James D. Phelan and the
citizens' committee will have a ta.sk in
preventing wholesale Kraft on the great
Mime of money which are being poured
into San Francisco from every part of the
country to aid the suffcrcm The oppor
tunities will be too great to be overlooked
and unscrupulous officiate will have
chance to turn money into their own
I do not mean to cast any reflection on
tliose who will handle the money, who
arc the first citizens of the city, but the
temptation will be so groat that many
of their agent will not be able to resist
It. It' will be too bad, after the suprem
acy of common good over selfish pur
pose, to have the city decried for graft
because a few unscrupulous men take
advantage of the situation.
TiHrgc Stores Laid Away.
This fear expressed L not a prematura
cry of calamity, but It is based on graft
of a lesser kind which has already shown
Itself. A man with a string of wagons
wlfh Red Cross banners has been arrested
for carting off tons of provision and
storing them. ""WKolo families have re
peated in the bread lines and secured
stores for-months. Men have taccn op
portunlty of the situation to secure pub
lic franchise. The "ego" Is beginning to
raise lis head and will shortly be ram
pant. This Is a reflection, not upon San
Francisco, but upon humanity.
Food has been so plentiful that it ha
staled and rotted. Help has often gone
to tho unworthy. This must be expect
ed, though, and cannot be avoided if the-
needy are tb be kept from suffering.
Where- Roller Cannot Be Overdone.
There Is absolutely no possibility of
overdoing, however. In preservation of
health. Tents, blankets, mattresses and
clothing will be needed more than money.
The salvation of tho situation lies with
-James D. Thclan and the citizens com
mittee, but they will have to stop Issuing
free supplies as soon as possible and force
all able-bodied men to work.
Tne slowness or tue banks to open
their doors to depositors necessitates free
supply, and the longer they remain closed
the worse tho situation will grow. The
excuse is too good. Tho opening of banks
and the shutting off of supplies, except
In cases where there Is no man to sup
port the family by work, must come very
soon or there will be graft.
Oakland's Bid for Wholesalers.
The' burned out wholesalers of San
"Francisco are still being bid for by Oak
land and have been made such tempting
offers of sites and bonuses that the Real
ty Board of San Francisco has been
forced to seek a meeting with the whole
salers. This is to take place tomorrow
and at It they expect to be compelled to
meet Oakland's offer. They have ar
ranged with the Southern Pacific to se
cure sites in the neighborhood of Fourth
and King streets, and are prepared to
make offers to the wholesalers of this
city to prevent them from going to Oak
land. That tho wholesalers should show
such a lack of civic loyalty that they
have to be coaxed Into remaining true to
their city has caused the Realty Board
Oregon Committee Offers Aid.
F. W. Leadbetter. representing the Ore
gon relief committee, and Jefferson
Myers, representing Governor Chamber
lain, called upon Mayor Schmitz today
and officially offered the services which
they have been performing all along
since their arrival.
OIIEGOX EQUIPS HOSPlTAIi.
All Essentials Quickly Supplied.
Mayor Schmitz Thanks Bureau.
OREGON RBMEF BUREAU. Oakland.
Cal.. April 27. Oregon has a hospital in
San Francisco tonight. This Institution
dates Its birth from this afternoon, when
F. W. lcadbetter and Jefferson Myers,
of the Oregon Relief Bureau, visited the
Wllmerding School and found Major
Sternburg and tho Oregon National
Guard Hospital Corps stationed at this
school house, which since the earthquake
and fire has been turned Into a hospital.
Mr. Lcadbetter and Mry Myers also vis
ited Harbor View Hospital, where Dr.
K. A. J. McKcnzie is stationed. Dr. Marie
D. Aqui is stationed at the United States
General Hospital, where are also Installed
the Portland nurses who volunteered
Prompt Aid to Hospital.
At the new rOegon Hospital and at the
Harbor View Hospital Mr. Leaafeetter
and Mr. Myers found the physicians sad
ly handicapped for the want of neces
sary supplies, such as infants clothing
and other things necessary to the life
and health of the unfortunate children
victims of the San Francisco disaster.
When the men at the head of 'the Ore
gon Relief Bureau learned of the condl
tlons at the hospital they at once re
turned to Oakland and purchased Infant
nightgowns, infant nightshirts and many
bolts of cotton flannel. These were sent
to the Harbor View Hospital.
Oregon Hospital Equipped.
In ordw thoroughly to equip the Ore
gon Hospital It was necessary to buy
two surgical sets and hire an ambulance.
In the short space of a couple of hours
this was accomplished, thanks to the
energy of the two prominent Orcgonlans
who are handling part of the funds raised
by the Portland people. The ambulance
stocked with supplies left Oakland at
. o'clock bearing the legend. "Oregon Hos
The nurses at all three hospitals where
the Oregon volunteers are performing he
The subscriptions today for
the relief of the sufferers in San
Francisco amount lo .$232,705J)2.
The general relief fund has
reached $200,487.65 and the
popular fund .32218.27. More
is needed and citizens are asked
to remit promptly, that suffer
ing may be alleviated.
role service will be looked after by the
Oregon Relief Bureau.
Officials Kccognlre Work.
The work that the Rellcb Bureau has
been doing Is generally recognized here.
For several days past tho officials of both
San Francisco and Oakland have spoken
in high praise of the practical work that
has been done. Mayor Schmitz. of San
Francisco: James D. Phclan. chairman of
the finance committee, and Mayor Mott.
of Oakland, expressed to Mr. Lcadbetter
and Mr. Myers their appreciation of the
prompt relief and splendid effort that
Oregon is rendering to the people of San
Francisco and Oakland. Mayor Schmitz
talked with Messrs. Lead better and My
ers at the close of a most important
meeting of the committee of 50. He said
Schmitz' Hearty Thanks.
"I am not at this time going lo off!
daily express my thanks for the noble
work being done by the Oregon Relief
Bureau and the splendid way in which
the entire stato responded to the call
for aid from San Francisco. I have been
told by member of the- committee of
what Oregon, and Portland especially,
has done foif us, and at some time In
tho near future I will make full and of
nam acKnowieagement in tne proper
way. We San Franciscans are too busy
just now planning for a greater and. more
beautiful San Francisco and helping the
needy to do more than say. Ve thank
DISTRIBUTING GOOD CHEER
Oregon Belief Bureau Feeds Hun
dreds Cheers Greet Oregon Tent.
OREGON RELIEF BUREAU, Oak
land, Cal., April 27. All day long blank
cts, provisions and good cheer were dls
pensed to hundreds of peoplo from the
Northwest at The Orcgonlan hcadquart
crs in San Francisco and Oakland. Mr.
McRae did not atop for meals, but gave
out blankets to homeless and cannM
goods to hungry- at the Oakland bureau
from dawn to sunset. In several cases
geographical lines were abandoned, and
dire want relieved with no Inquiry as to
residence. There were many a "God
Bless you" as the busy little woman ac
companied her gifts 'with words of good
In San Francisco Mr. McRae with the
.-same spirit provided for stricken peo
ple from Oregon. Washington and Idaho,
who found themselves dependent upon
others by the sudden catastrophe which
laid San Francisco in ashes.
lesterday afternoon at Hamilton
Square, in San Franc'sco a great tent
for the relief of Oregon people was
erected, and. as It caught the wind and
stood upright, a cheer rofc from a thou
pand sufferers who had congregated in
During yesterday and today 300 people
were given assistance at The Orcgonlan
Relief Bureaus. Branch headquarters
have been established at Oakland Mole.
the Presidio, Fillmore street. San Fran
cisco: Jefferson Suqare. San Francisco,
and 1002 Broadway, Oakland.
R. M. Howe, of Portland, has been busy
helping Major Torney in relief work.
George Davis, the Portland theatrical
man, X. Fosten. of the Pacific Coast
Company; young Fred Hill and Herman
Wittenberg, all of Portland, have vol
unteered to assist in Oregon relief work:
Tne situation Is gradually simplifying
Itself, but much remains to be done.
MAKING TEXTS WATER-TIGHT
Tar 'Paper Will Shed Bain Four
Deaths In Hospital.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 27. Much
discomfort was suffered by refugees
last night, due to the heavy rain.
Iach tent Is being supplied with
enough tar building paper to cover it.
and the army doctors expect to have
all tents water-tight before the next
The distribution of field stoves to
the refugees Is being discontinued
until it new supply is received. A
number of stoves is being held for
hospitals and especially dcservlnr
Four deaths were reported at the ,
general army hospital today at the
The City Tax Collector occupies tem
porary quarters on Sacramento street,
where taxes are rapidly helnsr -Bald-
over iie,03 being received this morn-
Dr. Henry L. Wagoner, field asreat ef
the Red Ctosx, was net serleuslv In
jured fey a falling wall, as reported.
Miraculous Escapes of
BURIED BY FALLING WALLS
Visits Burning City on Day of
WORKS WITH RELIEF SQUAD
Stolidity of Stricken Populace Amid
Scenes or Horror Due lo Man
Behind the Gun Incidents
of Great Conflagration.
BT CT.AUDE C 34'CUI.T.OCH.
STANFORD UNIVERSITY. Palo Alto.
Cal.. April 27. If there is one man In this
communlty who should be thankful that
he is living it Is Elmer E. Young.
ircstiman law student from Portland,
Oregon. Not every man can ride his bed
tiirougn two stories with an Imraenso
pile of brick and stone on top of him and
cpme out alive. But this is what Younc
did in the earthquake which recentlv
overwhelmed Stanford UnlversSty. Young
lived In Enclna Hall, the big stone dor
mitory, which lodged SCO students. He
was In a front room on the second floor
with two floors above him when the first
hock came Terrified by the horriSle
crashing and swaying of llX building he
clung to his bod. and to this fact he
probably owes his life.
One of the large ornamental chimneys
on the roof far above fell with the shock
and crashed in Its downward path
straight through the Portland boy's room,
carrying him. Imbedded in debris, to the
basement below. More than an hour
afterward he was dug out from the stone
and timbers by his fellow students, who
never espect(c-o see hTm alive again. HV
escapee wunout a acrntcn. immense
beam lodged across his bed and received
the impact of all the debri.
All Others Were Injured.
In this same crash half a dozen other
sleeping students were carried down, and
not a single other escaped without Injury.
One was horribly mangled and In&tantly
Killed while the others got broken bones,
cuts and bruises. Young was not at all
unnerved by his narrow escape and Im
mediately turned to and aided In the
rescue of others.
William Masters, also of Portland, was
hardly less fortunate He was Young's
roommate and he too was hurled with
the debris to the bottom of the building.
Except for a few cuts about the head he
was not Injured.
The two boys both graduated from
Portland high rehool last June. Young
was editor of the High School Cardinal
nd Masters was, a prominent member of
the school baseball team.
That more were not killed at the Uni
versity by the earthquake is miraculous.
Inmates of the frame fraternity building
and smaller lodging bouses were not en
dangered, for although their habitations
swayed and shook but one wholly col
lapsed. So early In the morning came the
shock that nobody was near the Immense
University building which fell, and con
sequently no lives were endangered there
but In the large stone dormitories, En
clna Hall for men and Roble Hall for
women, there were possibilities for great
loss of life. In each of these, stone
chimneys crashed through the roofs and
carried whole wings with their occupants
four stories to the basements beneath.
At Roble Hall one girl only was Injured.
No Panic After Quake.
There was a possibility of a fatal panic
in both these places, but coolness pre-
alled. At Enclna many rushed for the
doors In their nightclothes. Some went
down fireescape. Others clung to their
beds. Strange stories are told of the
scene. One man said he heard nothing
but curses on all sides. Others went on
their knees in prayer. Strong men be
came hysterical and wept like women.
One student carried his helpless, weering
roommate down two flights of stairs to
safety on his back. Another was Just
emerging from the building while the
tremor was at Its height. He saw an
immense boulder coming down on his
companion's head. He covered his ' face
with horror. When be looked again he
saw his comrade standing unharmed. He
does not know how he escaped. His com
panion did not know he had been in
One man would not leave his room until
he could find both his socks. Another
did not know he was pasilng through one
of the most destructive earthquakes of
modern times, but spent the time trying
to steady the drop lamp over his study
table, which kept swinging. Some made
the open air In time to see the Immense
buildings of the University crumble down.
One stalwart athlete fell sobbing like &
baby when he saw the beautiful Memorial
Chapel fall like a house of cards.
Your correspondent was In the thick
of the horror in San Francisco, both dur
ing the fire and after it had nearly homed
Itself out and the work of rescue had
commenced. On Wednesday afternoon.
April IS, he set out with three cem-
panfea. fer the buralag city. The earth
quake had eccarred ealy that aaeratar.
bt already thousands of retsgees were
maktac their war t ef the erty. 3
the M miles between PaJe AH aad aha
Fraactoee.. by actual emt, mere than
l.tJ people fteeta free the He a-eg were-
met. Some drove automobiles. Some
were In rigs. Others walked and carried
their remaining worldly possessions on
Sight Grand, Tct Horrible.
One man said: "You will see the grand
est and most horrible thing you ever
saw." We did. Another man said we
could get JjO for our team If we would
drive a mile out of our way and pick up
a wealthy man and his family who were
stranded. One told us it would be dan
gerous to go close to the city, as refugees
In their, frenzy would take our horses
from us. Ten miles from San Francisco
we encountered this danger and, only
escaped with our outfit by wMpptag up
our horses. At 9 o'clock we stabled the
animals with a friendly Innkeeper and
began our tramp Into the burning city.
On our way we were often roughly
stopped and questioned .by tough .char
acters, who apparently had not quite,
made up their minds whether1 we would
make good holdup material. We jmadc
the burning city safely at midnight and
mingled with the countless thousands on
the hills on the outskirts of -the- re.
Call to mind descriptions of besieged
cities when the lower residence districts
have been set on fire by the shells of
the cntmr And the inhabitants have with
drawn to the citadels above while the
firing still continues and yom.wiiljnave a
perfect picture of the situation In San
Francisco on the first night ef the great
conflagration. For more than two miles
below our point of vantage the business
and residence districts were In swirling
flames. At our feel wax the continuous
"boom, boom" of the dynamite with
which the firemen were making their
hopeless fight against the flames. About
us and for miles back of us people and
furniture were piled up indiscriminately
on tbo hills out of reach of the Arc Sol
diers tramped about everywhere.
Soldiers Guard the Water.
In a little cut between two clay banks
was a commissariat. Here drove up a
wagon loaded with bread. Presently there
came trotting In a mounted foraging ex
pedltlon. The troopers had their saddles
strung with chickens and turkeys, which
they had taken from some out of the
way farms. Out of one of the banks ran
a small pipe and from it trickled a tiny
mi cam oi waicr. ncrc were lined up
many men and In turns they caught a
'little of this water, while a soldier
watched to see that they did not take too
I bad expected to sec panic Instead I
saw stolidity. I did not see a single
frightened, weeping noman. Everything
was apparently quiet and peaceful, no
doubt due in a large measure to the
presence of the cool, stern regulars, who
paced about everywhere. They told
us stories of the lawlessness and panic
of the morning. They were hard to be
lieve, so quiet were. the crowds. But
soon we saw an incident: which clearly
prove inat oniv ineJravwnd of miniil
)$JWce.check. A well-
iuM.ii .jiipjcit a nontnum lor using
offensive Ungttnge in the presence of
women. Jn half a minute the whole street
was a howling, fighting mob, and It took
a charge of tbo soldiers to restore or
der. There was stolidity, but there was also
Ill-concealed misery- I heard one man
say. "There goes thirty years of work.'
as he saw his home fall before the flames.
"I have only the clothes on my back.
do not know where my wife Is. nor my
child, but I am content I am still alive.
Many Vandals Killed.
It was common talk that many vandals
had been shot down during the day. A
boy said so frequent were the shots in
the early hours of the morning that It
sounded like a battle. Those killed in
this manner were left where they lay be
fore the advancing flames. Two men In
the morning ran up the steps of the
United States Mint. They were shot dead
as they ran. Who knows what their mis
One Idiot jumped Into the air In Union
Squaro declaring that he was Jesus
Christ, come to punish the world. He
was riddled with bullets. A fiend In
human form assaulted a girl. He
was captured and hanged. An old man
came into Golden Gate Park, where
thousands of hungry refugees were gath
ered. He said the Are was a visitation
of God on a wicked city. He was holy.
he said. That was the reason why he
had lost nothing In the fire. God was
Jest to holy people. He carried bread
with blm and refused to share It with the
famished women and children. He de
manded an exorbitant price He was
mobbed, half killed and his stock taken
Halt or Die, the Command.
Several days later I was able to get
Into the burned city again with a relief
party. The Are had almost spent Itself
then, except In a few out of the way
districts. Measured by & cyclometer, the
circumference of the burned district was
twenty-six miles. Martial law even
stricter than during the fire was still
maintained. Except at relief -stations a
light was not allowed after 8 o'clock In
the evening. The corhfnand "Haiti"
meant "halt, saddle." One time a
blue Jacket threatened to shoot, because
we were on the wrong side of the street
with a wagoa.
The work of clearing up the streets and
searching for dead bodies had already
begun. Any man without a pass was
pressed lateservlce. given a shevel and
put to dl grist in the ruins. We saw &
well-dressed man takes from his wife
and put with a gang. Two mounted offi
cers rode up, near by us. dismounted
hastily, pulling their revolvers meanwhile,
and with leveled guns hurried In behind
& high fence, where a lot of thugs were
skulking. The thugs were put to work.
The city was full of Id's men. though
there was work for all. but most of thesa
seemed to prefer to lie around help! cm
with their families and wait for the bread
wagons to come; On one vacant place
we saw at least fire hundred families
earaped anttd piles ef staMe refuse and
Soldier Awes HHHgry Mob.
Our party assisted in the uateadjag of
3,969 powads ef waewred ham, which had
feeea hurried la f rem some outside, petec
As the acst et these hams were anloadd
frem the car the huapry crswd'niihta
fer them. A grimy r eteeeea" m
fnmt eC the eteels. leveled Ms gtta a ad
catmty seM. ae-he aetrtjrted toeacee jotce
(Cwmeail eaTace 4.)
POISON HIS WIFE?
Member.. of Harvard Faculty
Accused of Murder,
DOCTORS FIND ARSENIC
Called In After the Science Healers
Failed, They Cause Autopsy.
Body Cremated, Husband
Sought by Police.
CAMBRIDGE. Mass., April .-(Special.)
Wanted on a charge of wife-murder
and believed to be Insane, the police
of this city today asked the police of the
country to look out for Professor Erich
Muenther. of the department of German
of Harvard University. The woman killed
was before her marriage Miss I.eone
Krebs. whose parents live In. Chicago.
Mrs. Muenther was born In Fon du
Lac. Wis., about 32 years ago. but had
lived in Chicago before her marriage In
that city, about 15.
The specific charge against Muenther Is
that he killed his wife with arsenic. She
died April IS.
The Muenthcrs came to Cambridge about
two years ago. at which time Professor
Muenther became a member of the fac
ulty. For some time before the birth of
her second child Mrs. iruenther was com
pelled t6 keep to her bed.
Tried Science, Then Doctors.
Both she and her husband were firm
believers In Christian Science, and Mrs.
W. H. NIckerson. of Winchester, a Chris
tian Science healer, had had charge of
the case for some weeks. Mrs. NIckerson
was away when the child was born, but
returned In a day and found Mrs. Muen
ther In a favorable condition. This did
not long continue, however. In spite of
Mrs. NIckerson's efforts, and finally Pro
fessor Muenther decided to call In regular
practicing physicians, who decided that
Mrs. Muenther was suffering from some
ailment of the stomach. They prescribed
for her. but later, it Is alleged, withdrew
because they ascertained that the direc
tions were not being followed.
Evidence of Poisoning.'
Mrs. Muenther died on April 15, and" the
physicians notlued Medical Examiner
Swan, who discovered evidences of arsen
leal poisoning and also notified District
Attorney Sanderson and Chief of Police
earner mat day. after the
woman a stomach had been removed.
tuinaur -uueniner secured a permit
worn tne Board of Health for the re
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TESTERDAT'S Maximum tempratttre. 55
Inln3Um. -0- Precipitation. 8.55 of
".. rurrir wmai.
The California Disaster.
Small jtraft ea relief fund discovered and
wore Ij feared. Page 1.
Stanford student tella thrilling itory of dis-
Dkiaoj Kioman anil Mayor Schmltr
uinnonj- in reucr work. Page Z.
unusiuas imb cniui carnperi. Paga Z.
Oregon relief bureau equips Oregon hospital.
Burnhara talks about pUn Xor beautifying
Children's fund to rebuild schools pro-
Latest lUt of dead. PKe 3.
Trench police dlrcorer Intrigue between la
oor lesaers anj rnonarcnlfU. Page 3.
os rxnxiin statue la Paria.
Great victory of Russian Democrats In elec-
Great oration to Ellen Terrr.
Spooner speaks on rate bill. Pare 4.
vsiillsm tell what Democrats will do if
Bom m tit.
Harvard profeor accused of poisoning his
wife. Pas;e 1.
Argument In Crapsey heretr trial. Page 3.
Anthracite coal operators relM in,w
latest offer. Page
American victories at Olrmnlan ni
make Greeks sour. P. 7.
Padflo Coast League will plsy out KS-ion,
Grant's Pass Jury acquit D4ra Jeaalaga of
Republican leaders conrratalate sorataees.
itor stories of Bribery in Idaho dysa-
smers- case, i'ajre s.
CswisatitUl aad Maris.
California shipments may break local but-
ir marxex. i-age 15.
Chicago wheat market closes weak. Pare -15.
Stocks drop sharply under urgent mIUss.
Resyoat to needs of fire suSsrerx provides
reason ior optimism. Fage 15.
Steamer Despatch pressed teto service at
a fTtaaeisco rescuing people who had
takes to boats for safety. Page S.
Europeaa shipowners ask exorbitant freight
ris to racmc -.oast porta. Page S.
Pertlaad aad VWaky.
Sheriff Sharer of Clackamas County ar.d
u- u. nertaersaa. ef Weeasara.
shot by Outlaw Smith la battle at TCeod
bars. Page 1.
"Wltotj makes specific charge that ILmAA
paid StS Mil ssa charged Johaaea estate
IIS. Page 19.
No report of eerieos Injuries ts Oregftsiasa
ib saa macno has eetm reeetred at
iaformatloa caress. Page 14.
General relief committee has raised S366 -4S7.K
In PortUa. Par 11.
O-Mtaw Smith betrt to he wrrsBsded la
the Brash near JfcKee Statlea. Pace 1.
Peis2r faad ler reKef atew ezeeed SS.e&&.
Psctlaad teTttee Xatlaaal Bdaeatleaal Xs-
seesaUM te meet m tMs city. Fact 14.
O. R. ". awed fer laurse-e artsra ef a
retUHea. Pace H.
PeMcee j lisctek. fw te pas- hie Mile
eemta beCere rk Cemmlmlss. Pace W
Xepuhrleaa Mat' ceatsat iiawmeiiliu will
cheese a ihsifia fear. lse Mt
moval of the body, and with It and his
two children started for Chicago. The
Cambridge police did not know he had
gone Until some days later, when Profes
sor Whitney confirmed the evidence of
Body Cremated In Chicago.
Immediately upon arrival la Chicago
the body of Mrs. Muenther was cremated.
This was on Thursday. That night Muen
ther disappeared and his absence was
not remarked until he failed to appear
at the funeral the following Sunday
Today's developments recall other grim
tragedies at Harvard. The most sensa
iionai was the murder of Dr. George
rarkman. November 22, 1S43, by Dr. John
unite Webster. They quarrelled over
a debt and Webster slew Parkman with
an ax, afterwards burning his body by
wis in tne medical school furnace. Park
mans teeth were all that remained and
by theso the ashes were identified. Web
ster was convicted, hanged and his body
refused burial in Mount Auburn, where
nls family owned a lot.
a more recent case was that of the
alleged murder of Richard M. Grogan. Jr.,
oj nis brother-in-law, Charles R. East
man, juiy 4. 3S0O. The trial was notable
BELIEF FUNDS OF NORTH
Popular 32,218.27 232,705.92
Vancouver, B. C... '23,000.00
In criminal annals and resulted in the
acquittal of Eastman.
Mncntlier Still In Chicago.
It was learned late tonight that since
his departure from Cambridge Muenther
has written to several friends here, the
letters bearinjr a Chlcaso postmark. In
nona of these letters did he reveal his
It was learned tonight that Muenther
had submitted his resignation to the
university authorities and It will probably
oe actea upon next Wednesday. There
was an unverified rumor at the college
tonight -that Muenther had been seen la
Muenther came to the United States
irom ucrmany 16 years ago. He taught
school In Chicago and In 1S99 received the
degree of A. B. from the University of
Chicago. He was Instructor In German
for several years In the University of
ine suojeci or iiuenthera
thesis In tho graduate school here was
"Insanity In German Romantic Litera
ture." Those who were closely ac
qualnted with him say hts was a man of
high principles, but had become sonu
what morbid because of overwork.
FATHER DISCREDITS CHARGE
Says Suspicion Arises From Mncn-
tlicr's Christian Science Faith.
CHICAGO. April 27.-Mrs. Mucnther3
father, Mr. Krebs. from who?e residence
the funeral services were held April 15,
does not believe his daughter was
"My son-in-law Is a Christian Scientist
and this may have" led to the suspicion
that my daughter's death was not from
natural causes, as I understand she did
not have medical attendance during her
Mr. Krebs said his daughter's body was
cremated and the ashes buried In Grace-
"Muenther and my daughter were happy
In their married life and there was noth
ing between them that would lead him to
kill her," Mr. Krebs added.
OVATION TO ELLEN TEfiRY
PRETTY SCENE AT GREAT AC
Dove Brings Greeting: and Silver
Casket Is Presented Amid
Thunders of Applause.
LONDON, April 27. At the clos of the
performance at His Majesty's Theater to
night, at which Ellen Terry bad a re
markable reception, a pretty scene had
been arranged for the presentation of the
Playgoers Club's silver casket and an ad
dress In commemoration of the actress
Beerbohm -Tree, still in his Falstaff
make-up. receited an, ode of congratula
tion, at., the close of which a dove flut
tered down from the files carrying a
scroll, which was taken by a dainty fairy,
who presented It to the -'heroine of the
evening. The scroll contained a rhymed
response, having recited which Miss Terry
oeelc haBda with Mr. Tree and with
great emotion said her feelings would
not allow her to express In words what
Mr. Tree and a deputation of the Play
goers Club then presented the casket,
which Is embellished In relief, with pic
tures of the Olympian games and places
of public entertainment In Athens. Tho
ceremony close with a scene of great en
The demand for seats today was re
markable the crowd gathering early and
the line lengthening- until the Haymarket
resembled a huge picnic.
BUILD CHEMICAL FACTORY
Dearer Man to Establish Big-, New
iBdHStry In Portland.
SAXr ULKE. Utah, April 27. (Special.)
W. R. "Wales, a. prssalneat physician
aad Bsanafactariag chemist of Denver,
was la this city today, aad said he would
establish a- large chetnlcal factory at
Pertlaad la the near future, which would
eaaploy many peroeas ef both sexes. He
win jsake chemical far the trade aad ln
yeat thousands e doUars ia the eater
prise. He already' ha jiant at Omaha, Den
ver. Kansas ctty aad sc f aai. lie will
eatabttefe ftaats aJs aC Seattle aad this
etty. He M due ia Portia ad wKXin tea
Sheriff Shaver Fatally
IN BATTLE AT W000BURN
Captain 0. D. Henderson, of
That Town, Badly Hurt,
DESPERADO MAKES ESCAPE
Takes Refuse in a Nursery, Where
He Is Now Surrounded Breaks
Cover in tho Early Morning
and Encounters Posse.
Frank Smith, the outlaw, added tW
more to his list or victims early this
orning by shootlnsr J. S.
of Clackamas County, and Captain O. D.
iicnaeraon. of "Koodburn. a member of
the Sheriffs posse. The shontfner -re
done In a pitched battle between the des
perado and the posse on the railroad track
In ino outskirts of TVoodbum. where
Smith had been surrounded late In the
afternoon. Sheriff . Shaver was shot in
the abdomen, and is believed to be fatally
wounded. Henderson's wound is ia the
News of the bloodv nffmv t-.u
Oregon City at 1:15 o'clock this morn
ing, wunin a quarter of an hour after
it took place, meager details having
been telephoned to Chl.f nr th.
Burns, of that place, by Sheriff Culver,
of Marlon County, who left the scene
of the baltlo to telephone, the news to
anaer s family and obtain medical aid.
Chief Burns, in turn, telenhonprt
information he had received to Cap-
xam bailey, of tbe Portland Police De
partment. A. little later Chief Burns told the;
story as he had heard it to The Ore
grnnlan over tho telephone. It seems
that Smith' left his hiding place, in the
brush at about 1 o'clock this morning
and made a break for liberty, running
down the railroad track. Ho had
hardly broken cover before he en
countered Sheriff Shaver and Cantnln
Henderson. Henderson, who wm in
advance, commanded him to halt, and
the shooting- began.
The outlaw fired tho first shot at a.
distance of six feet, and used his revolver
with such deadly effect that wltiiln
few seconds Henderson and Shaver, who
were Just behind him, were writhing on
tho ground in agony. Other members of
the posse gave chase and fired repeated
ly at tne outlaw, but he was apparently
unharmed by the hall of bullets, and
took refuge In a nursery near the track.
At last accounts the entire town, armed
with guns of all descriptions, had turned
out to surround tho desperado's hiding
place, and his capture will probably bo
effected this morning at daylight.
An Associated Press dispatch from Sa
lem, received at 2:30 o'clock this mominr
says that both Shaver and Henderson are
desperately wounded and that the Shprin
is expected to die.
The other members of the noss who
were In the battle were JoseDh Richard
son, Chester Alderman and Sheriff Culver.
a telegram message to The Onmn(n
from Woodburn at 2:33 this moraine- sav
a special engine has taken the
men to Salem.
A special train left Portland at
o'clock this morning, carryimr Detective
Snow and Vaughn, who have been de
tailed by Captain Bailey to go to th
scene. They are wanted to identify
Smith's body, for it Is now virtualK- cer
tain that Smith will be killed or commit
suicide to avoid capture.
James F. Anderson. Fred Mallptt an
Deputy Sheriff John Cordano also joined
MOUNT ANGEL. Or.. ADril 27. n -.m t
M. (Staff Correspondence.) With every
road closely watched, a man noaltlvi.lv.
Identified as Frank Smith, dejoerado. i
hiding in the dense woods four miles doe
north of Mount Angel, tonight. He was
driven to cover at 5:20 o'clock this after
noon by farmers, after having appeared
at Moh.ee Station, three miles north ot
here, for provisions.
Sheriffs Culver and Shaver, who hava-
been beating the brush east ot Mount "
Angel all afternoon, were at once called
to take up the fresh trail. They" had
barely reached the scene, however, before
dusk had come on. The night proved so
thick that further search was not only
hazardous, but fruitless. At daybreak tho
hunt will bo- resumed and a determined
effort made to .surround the outlaw andi
kill him. It i3 not believed he will sub
mit to being taken alive.
Three times within the last IK hours th
man recognized as Smith has been to
McKee Station for food. He first ap
peared at 9 P. M., Thursday, being the.
same suspect as was reported at that tlmej
In yesterday's paper. On his first, appear
ance he secured a meal at a farmhouse.
In answer to an alarm which this visita
tion caused Sheriff Culver, of Salem, hur
ried to McKee this mornings and with
Sheriff Shaver, of Clackamas County, in
vestigated the report, concluding that the
suspect was the right man. They at once
drove east to the vicinity of Marquaav
belie viBgr the outlaw would coatinue east,
keeping to the hilly aad heavily wooded!
country ia that direction.
The theory that lightning- never strike
twiee ia owe, place proved, wrong In this?
(Cecxluded oa .Page S.)