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MORNING ENTERPRISE, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1911.
A Self Confessed
Showing How- -Superior the De
. hectare b to the Ope
r COWARD BLAKE.
CoprrtcM kr AmtImi Praaa As
A lawyer, especially a criminal law
yer, baa eftea great difficulty lo learn
' log from hi client the true :"acts In
rase for which be la retained. Tbe
lawyer ebould know whether or no bU
client, if accused of a crime. Is guilty
or Innocent Soon after I began to
practice my profession I was retained
by a woman accused of forgery. 1
asked ber If she was Innocent, and
.aha confessed that she was guilty. 1
submitted a almllar hypothetical case
to tb judge before wbum tbe woman
was to be tried and asked him wheth
er It was my duty, knowing ber to be
guilty, to defend ber or refuse to d
-crime there was something maoaaaV
otuethlng nobis. In ber dVwire la ex
piate It. If aba were not of sound
mind and not guilty tbe mystery of
tbe rase was sunVlept to enlist one's
Tbe result of all Ibis was that I fell
la lor with my rlient. Pbe was fully
ten years my senior, a widow, and IIt
Ing ou tbe slenderest Income. None of
these consideration .was In Itself suf-Bclt-nt
to prereut my loving beror mar
rying ber. but to feel that my happi
ness waa deeudeut npua a uulon with
a self confessed forger wss sufficient
to drive me to Insanity, J -- -.
Tbe theory of Justice Is that an so-
guilty tbst be munt be proved guilty j ,
to be punished. Nevertheless com- f Un Chih-.ha Rachm.,..
promise, which enters into sit etoer
matters of life, enters Into law as well.
Tbe Jury was .obliged to brjnx In a
verdict of guilty, but recommended tbe
culprit to mercy. Tbe consequence
waa that in seutenclng ber tbe judge
QROZCO, HERO TO
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Mexican Gsnerars jiiarei. Op
erations Cap Lire!) Career.
STANCH MAOERG FOLLOWER.
Inte Rsbslltesi Against President
Diss, Prwvee Meat Daring and Rs
sewreeful of Osseeitieej Lsadsrs.
Nt4" Fse Ability W.th Rifle.
Welgand. tract J. Clackamas River
sides, 10 acres; flu.
J. K- acaver, almlalstrator. to W. E.
and Raima Johnson. Ms IS and Is.
block f. Gladstone; f it.
Henry Wlnkel. et at to John Rim
kus, lota 9 and 10, block . Sunset
IV K. It'll to John W. Uxier. 40
acres, section its, townsnip I swum,
ranite i east: 1 1.
John W. and Grace K. Unler lo IX
K. Bill, north half lot A. tract (7. SO
fool atrip through southwesterly half
of lot A. Willamette Tracts, and lots
7 and S. block SI, Gladstone; 11.
ij f. a Ntrrciio.
OspyrtaM br AmerK-sn Prm Asso
Mrs. J. P. Roehl la seriously at her
home In Moutaln View.
Tbe uneipected and seosatloual de-
rave ber tbe lightest sentence ptwi-
ble within the law. He condemned j 'n " D- border city of Juarea by
ber to serve a term of six months In Meilcan lnsurrectos commanded by
His reply waa that It was my duty
to defend ber; that It was tbe business
of tbe Jury, not tbe attorney nor tbe
Judge, to determine tbe matter of guilt
lira, Bebecca Irwin, my self con
. fosstd client, was a very femluine per
. eon, but back of ber femininity was
evidently a certain peculiar atreugth.
I would take ber rather for 'one to
Sir away what abe bad than to take
money from another, especially dis
honestly. She waa somewhere between
thirty and forty years old and a very
pretty woman that Is, si beauty Is In
a woman of that age. "Above all.
. aha possessed a very melodious voice.
'something la a woman always very
attractive to me. In abort. I became
Interested In my client at once.
The crims. was forging a check ef
Edgar Jones, payable to himself. His
name was also forged on tbe back of
tbe check. Tbe paying teller at the
bank bad no remembrance to wbom
the money waa paid. When tbe for
gery was discovered and reported tbe
fflcers of the bank, suspecting that
aome one of tbe bank's clerks bad
something to do with the fraud, em
ployed a detective to Investigate tbe
Batter. Ba waa at work on tbe case
when my client went to the president
ef the bank and confessed that she
had made the forged check and bad
draw the money. When asked ber
nrro back Oram's aims. -
for ber voluntary confession
ahe aald abe waa Induced to make It
on account of a guilty conscience.
I entered a plea of not guilty for my
client and called In two experts In chi
rograpby to pasa upon tbe writing
ins ooay ox tne check was In one
hand, while the signatures were In an
other. My experts stated tbat tbe
writing In tbe body was something
similar to that of my client, but they
pronounced tbe signatures to have
been made by another person from tbe
filler of the paper and certainly not
- that of my client The prosecuting at
torney s experts declared tbat my cli
ent had both filled In tbe check and
written the algoatures.
What puzzled me was tbat Mrs. Ir
win manifested no interest in secur
ing an acquittal. She said she felt
that she bed committed a sin and could
never nope to obtain any mental com
fort In the matter till she bud paid
the penalty. Her actions were so
strangely at variance with her confes
sion that I was forced to tbe conclu
sion that abe was laboring under a
hallucination. Without Intimating to
her my object I asked ber for Infor
mation as to ber family record, think
ing I might discover that there was
Insanity In her family which bad crop-'
ped out In ber. She resolutely declined
to assist ma In tbe matter, but I bunt
ed np a cousin of hers, who Informed
me that a maternal grandmother of bis
own and Mrs. Irwin's bad In ber old
age fancied herself to be troubled wltb
Acting upon this. I called 'la allenlsttf
hoping to prove by them an abnormal
" mental condition on tba part of my
client Tbe first alienist who exam
ined her pronounced her In perfect
health in every respect. Including her
mind. Tba second, after a great deal
ef cross questioning, In wblcb be was
endeavoring to fulfill a theory., gave
It as his opinion that she bad received
it some time a severe shock which
might have produced mental aberrar
Hon. Never did an attorney get bold of a
more puzzling case, and both Judge
tnd Jury were similarly affected. As
for me, my sympathies were so far en
listed for my client tbat I could not fix
tbe state penitentiary.
That a woman I bad come to. love
abould send one minute behind bars
was not only abhorrent to me. but It
unbalanced my equanimity. I at once
moved for a new , trial, then when
alone wltb my client confessed my
love for her.
She waa strangely moved by my cou-
fesslon. It seemed to give ber both
happiness and misery. When I asked
her aa to ber feelings toward me abe
broke down, weeping profusely, but
gave no answer. When sbe bad quiet
ed she begged me to let the sentence
of the court stand. Sbe would sr so
ber term and tbe suspense would be
I would not agree to this. I ob
tained a new trial, which could not be
brought to pass for several months,
but tbe Judge wss willing to accept
bail, and I furnished the necessary
amount myself, so tbat my client s
liberty until tbe case wss dually closed
waa not in question.
One morning tbe president of tbe
bank ou which the forged check bad
been drawn sent for "toe. "I went at
once to see him. He took me Into bis
private office and said to me:
"This case of yours In tbe matter of
the state against Mrs. Kebecca Irwin
la a very singular one. Do you know
that your client is not guilty V
I believe It. but I csn't prove it
And this fact Is driving me mad."
"Ton don't need to prove It We
have tbe proof here In tbe bank." -
What do you mean?"
Listen. From tbe first we have bad
a detective working on tbe case. When
Un. Irwin confessed 1 told him tbat
there was no further use for his serv
ices. He replied tbat tbe case would
prove to be a mystery and that be bad
got hold of a clew wblcb might lead
to Ita solution. Of course I told blm
to go ahead. He claimed tbat Mrs.
Irwin's confession, turning suspicion
from the real culprit, would aid blm
(the detective) greatly In prosecuting
"well, be baa Just, made a report
It is this: One of our clerka named
Dixon, a youngster of twenty. Is tbe
forger. He has been Intimate with
Julian IrwlnL aged sixteen, the son of
the self accused woman."
"Wbatr 1 Interrupted. "She never
told me she bad a son."
"Young Irwin was one day scribbling
on some mans cnecss. Dixon got bold
of one of those checks, the body of
which was filled In. the name of the
drawer of tbe check and tbe person to
wbom It was made payable alone be
ing wanting. Dixon filled In the nam
and made tbe indorsement and a long
while afterward asked Irwin as a fa
vor to dra w tbe money
"When Irwin, though innocent found
himself implicated In the matter be
went to his mother and told ber the
circumstances. An attorney was con
sulted, who told tbe mother and son
that if Dixon was prosecuted Irwin
must stand trial for forgery, with the
probability of conviction, for Dixon
would doubtless try to throw the
whole responsibility on tbe boy he had
made bis tool."
I see it all.
But go on."
"To bush tbe matter up, thus saving
her son from a blighted life, his moth
er confessed herself a forger." ,
God bless ber!" I exclaimed. "She
tried to conceal ber nobility from me.
"The experts were all st sea," re
marked tbe president
"Mine were not They pronounced
the writing in tbe body different from
that of tbe signatures."
My client has not yet been informed
of this discovery T" 1 asked presently.
io. Yon are tbe only person thus
far, besides myself, to know It"
Getting from him tbe 'address of
young Irwin, I called a carriage and
drove to where he was employed and
told him I wished blm to go with me
to his mother. He did so, and 1 an
nounced to both that there was no ne
cessity for further mystery, sice tbe
case had been worked out to a fin
ish. Their first act after tbe announce
ment was to' spring Into each other's
arms. Mrs. Irwin bad persuaded her
son to make no opposition to her
course, assuring blm tbat she would
never have to go to prison.
And so It was tbat I fell In love with
a confessed forger and married a no
ble woman. Tbe case which comes
so near to me has given me a realiza
tion of the Imperfection of human Jus
tice. While I. In open court, waa work
ing upon the surface wltb experts,
Judge and Jury, another, having no
connection whatever with the court,
was silently pulling upon a thread that
lea blm to tbe truth.
It Is not every men who Is given the
ODnortUnltr to win annh a wnman aa
my mind on any other subject If she I won. shs betn wniu, tfca i-a a
wore of sound mind snd guilty of tl rrlmlnil. .
Interest Id tbe rebel llou against Diss.
This was particularly true of the
United States, as Juares is Just across
tbe Klo Grande river from El l'au.
Tex., and is Joined to It by tbe bue
International bridge wblcb Presidents
Taft and Dtaa dedicated. Since horse
racing baa been abolished In Teias
tbe American promoters bare moved
to Juarea. which baa emphasized Ita
Importance as the moat lmortaut
Mexican town on tbe Texan border.
uustavo A. Uadero. the younger
brother of Francisco I. Xladoro, lender
of the revolution ' hn la In Aninpli-a
! to secure aid for bis brother, declares
tbe rebel army Is made up of 12.000
earnest men. armed with modern Win
cnester nnea. while tbe government
baa only 24.000 apathetic soldiers. Tbe
Madero forces bare already captured
eight small towns and have organised
bands in ten states. lie praised toi
co'a Juarea maneuvers.
Praise Fee Orsxoe.
. "Tasquale Orosco, one of tbe young
est and .bravest of my brother's gen
erals. Is responsible for this," be said
"Orosco, since the war began In No
vember, has been the leader of three
of tbe revelation's most spectacular
achievements, at Guerrero, Cerro
Frieto and Malpaso.
"Ha Is only twenty-eight years old
snd never served In the army before
or ever held any public office. He was
tbe eon of a small ranchman outside
Chihuahua. Being brought up on bis
fathera ranch, he had no social po
sition In particular, but learned to be
able. to hit a dime every-time wltb a
rifle at 200 yards! When be reached
tbe age of twenty-one be left his fa
ther's ranch and came Into Cblbuabua
and started in business for himself as
a commission merchant
"He never met my brother, but when
tbe latter last summer was touring
Mexico making speeches Oroxco be
came enthusiastic over bis Idea, and
when tbe revolutionist commander
Abraham Gonzales became provision
al governor of Chlbushua last Novem
ber Orosco became his personal escort
Gonzales was a brave man on tbe
field, but at Guerrero two months ago
bo lost his nerve Tbe town bad been
captured by tbe revolutionary army
after a fourteen day siege. Tbe fed
eral troops msde their last refuge a
block of bouses In which the families
of many revolutionary sympathizers
also lived. Gonzales aald be wouldn't
blow up tbe block, and It seemed as
though the federals were going to re
main Intrenched there Interminably.
"While Gonzales waa thus besltat
Ing Orosco Jumped out In front of the
revolutionists and cried tbat tbe block
must be blown up and tbat be was
willing to take the responsibility for
doing it He asked If the men would
follow him. and in the wave of excite
ment which followed tbe revolution-
lata said tbey would let bim be tbelr
leader thereafter. Tbe block was
blown up and tbe town fell absolutely
into the bands of tbe revolutionists.
Proves Skillful Lssdsr.
"Orosco has been tbs official leader
of tbs revolutionary forces of Cblbus-
bus ever since and bas proved
worthy. Ar-thebattle-of 'Malpaso.
which occurred a few weeks after the
fall of Guerrero, be enticed the fed
eral troops Into a canyon and ambush
ed tbem. killing and wounding 250.
He afterward permitted tbs federals
to take tbelr wounded from tbe field.
Among tbe wounded was Colonel Guz
man, leader of tbs federal forces. He
died a few daya later In a Cblbuabua
hospital. Before be died he said. 'I
have only one regret, and tbat I tbat
I bavs never been able to abake bands
Ith my opponent General Orosco.
the bravest man snd tbe ablest gen
eral that I know.'
Jnst before tbe engagement at Mal
paso occurred tbe battle of Dark Hill
(Cerro Frieto), at which Orosco turned
what might have been a disaster Into
a splendid victory. General Navarro,
a federal commander, wltb 400 men.
was marching through the province
looking for revolutionary bands. Oros
co. wltb only tblrti Ave men. was fol
lowing him. Navarro knew. too. that
Orozco hoped to receive re-enforce
ments, so be disguised ISO of bis men
In tbe uniforms of tbe revolutionary
army snd sent them to meet Orozco.
"Orosco snd bis men were st first
deceived. When tbe two forces were
within 160 yards of each other Orozco
saw be bad made a mistake. Instead
of galloping off he and his men sprang
rrom tbelr horses snd, getting behind
tbem, retreated alowly, firing. They
retreated tbna for eight miles. Orozco
lost twenty-five of bis thirty-five men.
MLLE. SORELY HATS.
French Actress YVKa May
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but the federals killed were fsr more."
Circassian Walnut Has Alias.
Much of tbe "Circassian walnnt" ap
pearing In np to date furniture Is tbe
wood of tbe red gum tree.
Will Work for city. - ,
A. Funke, Itinerant stranger who
waa arrested snd given lodging In the
city Jail Monday night, was given 25
days In Jail by Recorder Stlpp Tues
day. It Is the belief that he la a
member of the hobo (gang that la
camping near the city and sends dele
gations to town occasionally. The
charge waa drunk and disorderly. He
will be put to work on the street along
with Harry Clerks'
REAL ESTATE. 4
Tbe following transfers of real es
tate were filed resterdav In tha office
of Cdanty .Recorder Willlama:"
VILVCT BATS SOU ST BtLLB. SOSIU
Mile. Sorel Is one of the Nut known
women In Paris. Not alone Is she one
of tbe famous actresses of the French
stage, but sbe bas tbe distinction of
being -one of tbe mot beautifully
gowned women of ber dny In fuct.
la rertaln' costumes she strongly re
sembles the grand dame of tbe ancient
regime. The bate pictured are ones
Mile. Borel Is now wearing In the Cltj
of Light Lord Hosebery. It I said.
Is aeeklng tbe band of this accomplish
ed Frenchwoman In marriage. As the
three ambitions of bis life marrying
the richest hclrem u F-iielnnd. bring
prime minister ami winning the Derby
have all been accomplished. It Is not
unlikely tbat Mile. Horel umy Iwcome
tbe second wife of this noted states
Blouses For Every Day.
The satlu blouse has taken the place
occupied by the lingerie shirt waist of
several seasons ago. Tbe prevailing
Style of making these blouses on peas
ant lines without boning gives every
woman a chance to supply herself
wltb several at moderate cost.
The satin blouse should always have
a muslin or ponpee lining to prevent
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IN FIOUHKD SATTW.
the moisture of tbe skin from coming
In contact with the outer fabric. This
lining should be cut exactly like tbe
outer one and tacked In place at the
armboles. There la no waist belt ex
cept on tbe outside, made by a band of
satin ribbon the color of the blouse.
This Is stitched on one side on the
fastening for a quarter of an Inch, and
its two ends sre then brought round
the waist and fastened wltb a hook
and eye In front. Below the waist the
lining and tbe satin are something on
tho order oi a man's shirt, without full
ness snd opened st tbe sides. This
prevents tbe danger of the blouse rid
ing up above the skirt
The blouse In tbe cut Is one of tho
newest models for spring. .
The habit of laughter Is one well
worth acquiring. Not tbe habit of
silly smirking or meaningless giggling
Mr. Scarborough ami I are very, good
friends very good friends ludcml.
The question Is whether we shall be
more than frleutla. We like each other
pretty well, but for my part there Is
one other that I'm not sure 1 love bel
trr than I love him. One djy Mr. Scar
borough' aud I went out lu a boat, and
It was evident before we had been to
get her long thai our mlmla were vu
the great questlou. "Shall we be morel
than frleudsr We were very prac
Ileal about It. etcbauging views w4tbi
a frankneaa not usual lu such cases.
"For .my part." he said, "I feel thai
I love you better thau any other cr
son In the world excepting one. That
person, I confess, I do not approve I
of -one whose Intellect I not by auy
means of the highest and whose good
Intentions are often not carried out'
"How slngutarT' 1 exelatuied. "Tou
have spoken my 'case aa well as your
own. There Is one whom I prefer to
you. Hut. gracious, how faulty! I con
fess I am often put to the MimU ou
account of Frank's shortcomings.
"Selfish st times beyond measure.'
"That'a Just the way with my Win
"How la It. then, tbat we prefer
these unworthy persons to each
otherf I aiked.
.There was a brief silence, at . the
end of which be asked:
"How long bare you. known this
"I bare noticed tbat the longer I
have known Frank the greater selfish
ness find." .
"Same here. We "have-been cotnpan
ions since we were wee little things.
My theory la that It Is p-oploqulty. I
have known my Winnie and you have
known your Frank so long tbat asso
ciation has liegottrn lore."
"But love is blind. if this la love we
feel for those cmon how Is It that
we see their fsults so plainly?"
"Are what we see In tlieiu really
"What do you mean by thatr
"I will explain. I unmctied a kl
from you. You are nni:ry and l.litrne
me. In other word, you on il r tli.ii '
1 hare committed n fun II. wlieretia I
have simply been Mlov lu,- n it i i:m.
Instinct. Now. ymir Frnn'i i"nv i'l.! e.
you In an rmtxirrm-ln-..- cin'ilni wlih
out any Intention lo l.i . yet yoti
consider him nt fmill."
"That mity apply to vunr Winnie,
but not to in y I'rnnk." I ionf.--.ij jon
are linn h more wortliv of my love
than Frank. My love for I'riuik I ad
mit la liiexitiNshlc. sud yet I can't
help It." .
"And. I will admit thnt my Winnie's
thoughts, and acts are gruea In com
parison with yours."
"How can you love such a penonT"
"r would rather call It preference
... !Tbcre again weagreeJM prefer
ence In my cane too."
While we were talking a cloud had
been gathering behind us. Our backs
being turned toward It, we did not see
It We were sitting In the stern of tbe
boat, while I held the main sheet In my
S m n ana
nana, ituaaeniy a squall struck us
and .capsized the host, which sank.
Three of ns were In the water to
gether, Mr. Scarborough,'! and one life
preserver. Mr. Scarborough could not
swim st all. I s very little. A few
strokes took me to the corks. Mr.
Scarborough could not reach them.
though they were not a man's length
from him. He went down, and when
he came up, by a desperate effort. I
reached blm with the life preserver.
"Take hold of It." 1 cried.
"No; It will bear but one of us."
"I can swim."
"Not enough to save yourself."
Ho went down a second time. When
he came up I fought to get the pre
server -around -him -He - was. uncon-
sclous, and I partly succeeded. Then
a boat's nose poked Itself against ua.
The rain and the wind beating up the
waves bad concealed It from us. A
band grasped each one of us and
dragged us Into tbe boat
I bung over him anxiously nntll we
got blm to shore, where we applied the
usual restoratives In such cases. Aft
er awhile be showed algns of life and
finally came to himself.
The samo evening, after having been
revived, we resumed tbe talk that had
been Interrupted by tbe squall. But
we now chatted under very different
conditions. We had been damped In
the water wltb-so far as we knew at
the time a chance for but one to be
saved. Each bad preferred that the
other have tbat chance. We aat lock
ed lu each other's arms.
"It bus been proved conclusively to
day," be said, "tbat these other lovers
of ours must take a back seat.
wouia not nave done for Winnie what
i oia ror you."
"Nor I for Frank."
"Ita an 111 wind that blows nobody
any good! Tbs squall blew us Into
we water, but It blew away at the
same time our Indecision between each
other and these two other lovers."
rnank heaven for that. I was aw
fully tired of It But tell me who Is
this Winifred that has been my rival?"
"Who Is Frank?" .
Tell nieond I'll tell you." ' I .
"My name, as yon know, Is Edward
W, Scarborough. Winnie is not Wlnl-
ireo, as you stinnosa. hot Win. la,
L'L ";n "f JTZl Lth-' ' n,y.e letter than
It easy to find amusement In situations
and circumstances tbst . otharwls
might be mournful, or at least trying,
and which bqbblea forth In merry and
Such bablt Is not always easy to ac
quire especially wben tbe natural
taste and temperament lie In other di
rections, but, once established, it more
than. .repays the effort of attainment
The ready laugher usually, is blessed
with good tamper, good digestion,
good bold upon life generally, and not
only enriches but prolongs Ufa for
aundry leas fortunsto fellows. Who
has not known a man or woman whose
hearty, Jovial or silvery lsughter mads
all tha world seem better? The good
laugher, other things being equal, may
be aet down as a good citizen ,n1 .
"And I am Evelyn Frances Boyn
ton. I thought I loved mvsfllf
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