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Star Brand Shoes are Better! 1 FRENZIED WIFE SHOOTS HER HUSBAND, THEN COM- ' MITS SUICIDE. -"- Wife Arms Herself for the Tragedy She Sought a Reconcilia t tion Without Avail - . Other Newe. Northern and affords an unobstruct ed, view of the scene of, the tragedy. "I was standing on the front pirch, whf n I saw the ouple walk ing east on Northrup street," said Mrs-. Hart. "He was ahead of her. Suddenly the woman drew some thing from the folds of her skirt, rushed up behini the man aud there was an explosion. I .-thought she was trying t9 frighten him with a firecracker, but saw him fall to the ground and kDew it was something awful happening. Instantly she turned the revolver for I saw . she had one and fired a second shot, then dropped to the ground. I ran PLEADS FOR TRUCE The Popular Grocery & Crockery Good Things Eor. Eating Butter Always Fresh from Dairies, tasty and good. the Pickles. w Sweet and sour, Hienzes bottle and bulk.7 Eggs. Fresh and always direct from the hens See our Garden Truck nothing but best, grown by good gardeners. The best canned Fruits and Vegetables on the market. OUR METHODS OF BUSINESS All appeal to the thrifty housewife who wants the very best groceries for the least money, - , HERE IS THE STORE P. M. ZIERQLF. Portland, July 5. After break fasting together in the home of friends who had labored to recon cile them, Mr. and Mis. Thomas J. Dodgeon went out for a stroll yes terday morning, but quarreled and the wife shot her husband dead in his traeks and thtn took her own life, at Thirteenth and Northrup street?. Just as they were returning to the home ot Mr. and Mrs Harry Rever, io the Hotel Northern, where they had taken breakfast before go ing for the stroll, the tragedy was enacted. They were to accompany those who had- endeavored to reu nite thrm on. a happy excursion, and while Dolgson lay deaa and bis wife fatally wounded in front of the hotel, the Reveis were dressing for the day's trip. The direct caur-e cf the murder and suicide was alleged unfaithful ness both on the part of the hus b md and the wife. ' False friends had carried tiles to eah about the other, bringing about the double tiagedy. The wife had decided upon ending" fcer own ca reer, for sh8 openly said so' to Mr. and Mrs. Rever, who were intimate friends. Sue decided, when start ing for the stroll in the morning, eitner to become reconciled-to her husband or to kill him and herself. The. frenzied wife armed her.-elf for the occasion with a 38 caliber revolver of the hammerless pattern, which she purchased at a local hardware store the previous day. But for the pleadings of Mrs. Rever it is probable the affair would have transpired. the previous evening, for Mrs. Dodgson wanted to leave the apartments of the Revers and go to 408 Everett street, where her hus band roomed, and await hiscoming. "If he refuses to come back to me, I'll scare him with this revolver," was what Mrs. Dodgson told Mr. and Mrs. Rever. By means of long persuasion, Mrs Dodgfon was willing to wait until morning, when her husband had promised he would come to tie Revers apartments and breakfast, to meet his wife and talk over their maltjrs. The revolver was taken from her and hidden, bnt, unknown to tbe Kevers, she regained posses sion of it, and took it with her when she and DodgsSn left lat-r. Tbe story of events leadirg up to the tragedy are cleatly related by Mrs Dudgi-on's best friend. "Mrs. Dodgson came to me yes terday and begged me and my hus band to do-something toward effect ing a reconciliation' said Mrs. Re ver. "She had been staying at my sister's residence, 349 Not tb. Four teenth street. I invited her to re main with me through the night, and together with' my husband we talked matters over. Finally my husband went ont to the Fair grounds, where Dodgson worked, and persuaded him to meet Mrs. Dodgson in our rooms. "Mrs. Dodgson remained all night and in tbe morning her husband came. He was inclined to treat her coldly, but she begged him on bend ed knees to return to her, telling him she would die unless he would. During breakfast we talked of various things, and when wefinish- ei tSey agreed to go for a stroll, Baying they would return after awhile and we would go out to the Oaks to spend the Fourths They left our rooms and never returned." "When I arranged for that meet ing, i naa oniy ine nest 01 mten rions," said Mr. Rever. "She was anxious to take her husband back, and I thought that he was willing to return to her. Some people had been carrying tales to both of them. I thought if we could but get them together they would agree to forget the past and start life over. We feel Terrible because of this, thing, ! but. what we' rdid was what we thought would be for the best.1? Among those who witnessed 'the shooting were Mrs. D. Hart and one of her sons, who resides at 465 Northrop street. Their front porch overlooks the court cf the Hotel io, for my heart failed me. My eon CO nr tVn enma ftimne " out buc aaiAid tuiugs. . .-. When policemen reached the scenej Do3gson was dead, but Mrs. Dodgson was alive. She was con veyed immediately to Good Samaritan-Hospital, where she died shortly afterwards . DoigsoH was inclined to take to the stage for a career, a,nd did play roles in small companies through towns near Portland. This was the bpgioning nf the trouble between him aod his wife, it is said. The leading lidy of tie troupe is said to have exerted . an influence over him net to tbe likicg of his wife. . A I " . - --si Virgil A. Pinkley, Who will give his famous, "Med' ley Programme" in the Presbyter ian church, next Tuesday, July irth, at 8. p. m. The M. E. and Presbyterian churches have charge 01 the entertainment Admission 25 cents. GO TO Newport on 0. ;&B. TOMORROW. RUSSIA' READY TO SUSPEND HOSTILITIES IN ORIENT. Rufusal of Armistice by Japan May Hasten Revolution, Leav ing No Government to Make Treaty World's Peace Involved. St. Petersburg. July 5. The sit uation regarding the armistice is as follows: Russia has formally signi- on pain of bombardment. This con sternation became terror this morn ing, when it became known that the mu tineers had obtained a large part of their requirements and were head ing for Batoum, in the Caucasus, to take on coal and recruits from the revolutionists there. Further di6ma was caused this morning by confirmation of a re port wired yesterday that the mu tineers had issued to the powers a proclamation declaring war on tbe Romanoff dynasty and promising to respect the rights of neutral na tions. Ooly a feeble attempt to suppress the text of the official proclamation 1 was made, and that was aba' ottd when the emperor's advisors learn- fiprl tn Prpcirlpnf TJnnapvplt. her He-1 fid DDpitivfll V that, iha munnii J- sire for a lasting peace, not only by ready had been received by the gov ernments 01 tbe several other coun tries. Proclamation of rebels "The crew of the Potemkin," said the proclamation, repeated from tie Crimea, "notify the foreign powers that the decisive struggle has begun against the Russian government. We consider it to be our duty t declare that we guarantee the com plete inviolability of foreign ships uavigating the Blask Sea, as welt 1 as the inviolability of foreign ports " xi was not until alter 1 o cjock this morning that tbe czar's advi sors apparently realized the revr t ;of the Potemkin V crew had swelled beyond the boundaries ot mutiny and threatened to become a domi nant factor in the general revolu tionary movement. Sturdily as oi ficials of the navy department had defended Kruger's course in retir ing before the defiant, Potemkin and in permitting the then equally mu tinous crew of the Georgi Pobied onosteff to go over to the rebels, They were much more vigorous this morning in condemning his action, and referred openly to his retreat not only as "withdrawal," but as flight. Salem, Or-, July 4. Governor Chamberlain yesterday "received two petitions for the commutation of the death sentence. The first was for George W. Lauth, who is sentenced to be hanged July 13, ind the other is for Dodson, wbo is sentenced to be hanged August 11. Tie Lauth petition contains about 3OO names, and asserts tbat his paramour, whom be killed, was partly to blame. Thev asked tbat his sentence he commuted to life imprisonment. The Dodson petition contains about 45 names, and asserts that Djdson should not die when the mao who really did tbe killing and wbo would not have bpen convicted lit it had not bsm for Dodson's tes- uuiuiiy, gets off with life imprison ment. Dodson snd Ingram killed a man by tbe name of Dunlap in September, 1903. Ason of Ingram wbo was bid in the brush, was the only witness to the deed. Tbis boy kept his secret until a few 'months ago, wnen be told tbeomcars what he knew. "Dodson and Ingram were at once arrested and charged with the crime. Dodson pleaded guilty and was sen tenced to be haDged. Ingram plead ed not guilty, and on the evidence of Dodson and the boy, he was found guilty of murder in the sec ond degree by the jury and was ac cordingly sent need to life impris onment. - ' the appointment of Dlenipotentla- ries, wbo will be accompanied by eminent experts, fully empowered toionclade a treaty subject only to the ratification of tbe respective government?, but as a final step has mdicaton her readiness to suspend hostilities. Sae has avoided form ally asking for an armistice, as a matter of pride. Uncer the circum stances, Russia could hardly go turther than she has. Japan, so far as ktown, has not yet indicated her att tude, or if she has, Russia up to this forenoon has cot been eo informed. In diplomat ic circles, tha most earnest hope is expressed tbat Japan will consent, both for the sake of avoiding furth er bloodshed in manchuria, and perhaps in order to prevent a. catas trophe in Russia' which may shake the Romanoff thrcua and appal the world by its horror?. An emi nent ambassador of a great Europe an, power said to the Associated Press: "If Japan declines, it may prove to be a misfortune for the whole world. The position of Russia is critical. Tha empeior, crushed by the defeats in the Far East and with almost civil war at home, has ,bowed his head to the inevitable. He wants peace and Japan has the proofs in her possession. Japan has vindicated her power and has won the admiration of the world. Nothing becomes a victor so much as a broad spirit of magnanimity. "If Japan still insists oa bum bling the emperor's head in the dust aud forcing a usaless battle which will result in the loss of tens of thousands, of lives, she may pro duce a cateclysm of anarchy greater than that of the French Revolution, which will leave her no government to negotiate with, besides threaten ing the pease of Europe. -"The usual precedents for the conclusion of a war are reversed in this case. An armistice generally precedes an agreement on the time and a place for a meeting of the ne gotiators. Now that the steps which usually follow a suspension of hos tilities have been arranged, why should Japan, simply because she enjoys the advantage of a mili tary situation, inflict a defeat with its accompanying slaughter? Noth ing wctl'd be gained by it and much might be lost." The Bourse Gazette considers that the war is over and tbat a battle af ter what has been accomplished bv President Roosevelt worj0d be an anomallv. . That su3den Bblft of department- opinion was due to realization of tbe predicament in which Admiral Kru ger bad placed primarily the ad miralty and, in a still more danger ous sense, the imperial government by leaving the two powerful fight ing machines at large to ravage and to stir up rebellion along the whole Russian coast ot the Black sea. Although the repentance of tbe Georgi's mutineers and their sur render to the port admiral of Odes sa still wa3 credited in official cir cles, the fact that the more determ ined crew of the Potemkin was as free as it had been since the massa cre of its officers and the hoisting cf the red flag of revolution of Jun 28 outweighed the solice to be de rived from tbe- capitulation of th; secood company of. the naval insur gents. . .ANOTHER,; Sunday Excursion-1 Tomorrow to Newport Farel:50 ' Leaves Corvallis at 8. Pendleton. July 5. One of the rxo3t extraordinary sessionsof circuit court tver held in Oregon convened in Pendleton Monday. Judge W. R. Ellis and 12 grave jurors listen ed to evidense of a witness in the case of Wesley Dodson, in a notori ous resort on Cottonwood street. Dodson, who was under tha charge of living with and accepting the earnings of a prostitute, was found guilty of the crime, and was given until today to file a motion tor a new trial. . ; " Ons of the most important wit nesses in the case was Sadie Turner, landlady of the "Stock Exchange," a house of ill repute, who produced a doctor's, certificate showing that she was too ill to appear in court. Not to be daunted the prosecu tion moved tbat court adjourn to meet in the "Stock Exchange," and consequently court was again con vened in one of the strangest court rooms ever heard of, the parlor of a house of illf fame. St. Petersburg.' July 6. Official secrecy was forgotton for the mo ment yesterday when consternation seized the imperial government on receipt of direct dispatches ' irom Theodosia, Crimea, announcing the arrival there of the battleship Po temkin with a demand for. coal, provisions, medicine and a eurgeonj At BeUfoontain. Tae infant child of M. M. Waltz was buried last Sunday. The in terment was at Simpson's chapel cemetery. The Eervice was couduct ed by Rev. Zimmerman. There were a goodly number of people gathered at Long Tom to celebrats the glorious Fourth. Bath ing in the placid tt'eam was among the amusements of the da3'. This, however, almost proved fatal totwo cf the crowd, Clyde Starr and Lau ra Casterline. While in the water tbey suddenly stepped into a deep bole atd wett down the second time te'ore help reached them. No seri ous results are expected. Wild blaakbprries are very scarce in these parts thi year, Mr. Hadle'y and family have ar rived from Washington and now occupy the Perin bouse and are ready for any work that tbe farmer may have in the lineof blacksmith ing. ... The big team of Mr. Rees ran away with a mower recently. The horses were pretty badly used up, and the machine a total wreck. Mrs. McCla:n and family are vis iting hei father Joseph Gragg. George Humphrey and family are spending a week at tha fair. Leroy Humphrey, whose collar bone was broken recently, is now, fmproving but he expects to be laid up for tbe summer. C. P. Starr whose arm was bad ly ppraiued in a fail from a lead of shingles is badly twolieu end very painful. Hay harvest is in full force now and some will start their binders next week. ' ,..-. t -.