The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, February 27, 1906, Image 1

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    Vol. XIX.-No. 1.
B. F. 1KV1HB Editor
and Proprleto:
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Jo Ho Harris
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Revolver in Hand He Rushes down
the Street to Capture the Cul
prit Jobann Hoch ; Pays
the Penalty for His
Murderous Crimes.
Portland, Feb. 24. When war
broke out Thursday evening between
the fruit peddl-rs and a crowd of
boys, at First and Harrison streets
Captain of Detectives and Inspect
or of Police Bruin, like a true soldier,-found
himself In the thickest
of the' fray. For a time he must
have thought himself on the battle
field ia the far-away Philippines,
for the bullets went Binging iown
the street, there was a rush of the
pursued and the pursuers,': and : all
of the din,and noise. that accompan
ies a clash of arms.-
The first thing Captain Bruin
saw whee he realized that hostili
ties were on, was Emil Potter, a
young man, who came tearing down
First street from Harrison, hatless,
breathless and with hair standing
up. At each step or so, a ballet
would whistle past the" lad. It was
evident there was trouble.
"StoD!" commanded Captain
Bruin, leveling his revolver at the
head of young Potter. "Throw up
your hands, or 1 11 blow oat your
brains, if you have any."
Potter stopped, and at that in
stant a man dashed up. He proved
to be M. Weiser, a fruit peddler,
and when be found Captain Bruin
was an officer he turned and walk
ed rapidly away. Later, when act
ins Detectives Murphy and Welch
arrived, and a consultation was held
it was found that Weiser was the
man who fired the shots, and he
was taken to headquarters. In the
municipal court yesterday morning
he pleaded not guilty and swore
that Captain Bruin was the man
who fired the shots. Captain Bru
in denied it, and several small boys
said Weiser did the shooting.
"What started the trouble?" ask
ed Daputy City Attorney Fitzger
ald of young Potter.
"I don't know," was the rsply.
''Did you hear anything about
some boys taking out the endpiece
of Weiser'o wagon and spilling his
orangefi" asked Mr. Fitzgerald.
"No, sir," sid Potter, and he
looked vtry sober, while the other
Lids, standing afar off, laughed
heartily, as though they had heard
of something of the sort.
.The fact was, the oranges did roll
out of Weifier's wagon, and it is al
leged he took the shots at Potter
because Weiser thought Potter guil
ty of the trick.
"How many shots were fired?''
asked Mr. Fitzgerald of Potter.
"I didn't stop to. count them," re
plied Potter, and the spectators
laughed so that Judge Cameron
threatened to cleir the courtroom.
The case will be completed this
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Gorvallis and Philomath, Oregon.
Deputy Sheriff Peters, agreed to the
delay: Hoch then asked: that his
dinner be Bent for. His wish was
granted and he ate with an evident
relish and apparently . without
thought that he would never enjoy
another meal. .'
It was exactly at 1:32 o'clock
when Hoch, preceded by Deputy
Sheriff Peters and attended by jail
er John L. Whitman, Rev. Schleter
ana JKev. j. it; uuraiana, stepp;a
upon the scaffold, and two minutes
later he was a corpse. He walked
upon the scaffold quietly, and stood
directly under the noose with
heelB together and head erect like a
soldier on paradf . He was pale but
composed, and full of courage.
Rev. Mr. Burkland was reciting
the prayers for the dying when
Deputy Sheriff Paters asked Hoch
to step back on the trap. He took
two steps quickly, glanced down to
see if he was in the proper place,
and thenturtifcd his face to the dep
uty Sheriff. ' : '
"Do you want to say something? '
asked Deputy Sheriff Peters.
"Yes, Baid Hoch."
Mr. Burkland was still reciting
the prayers, and Jailer Whitman
held out his hand .to silence him.
The clergyman, not noticing, kept
on with the' prayer, and one of the
guards spoke to him. ' He ceased
immediately! and Hoch, as soon as
he could speak without interru ption
said in a strong German accent:
"Father, forgive them; they know
not what they do. I must die an
innocent man. Good-bye."
He chopped the last words off in
short, incisive manner, and. before
his voice was silenced the drop lell.
Dr. Francis W.' 'McNamara, the
jail physician, was at Hoch's side
the instant he fell, and declared tnat
death had been instantaneous, the
neck being broken.
A Splendid Prize will go to some Corvallis
I have for sale here ia Corvallis a beau
tiful Schumann piano. As ia well known
it is a most superior iestrament ia every
respect, being one of the old reliable
makes, it has been familiar to the mu
sical world for over fifty years. There
is the ne, delicate artistic timbre to the
Schum ann tone that places it in the class
of the very finest makes. It is well con
structed in every particular, and all the
materials entering into its makeup are
the very beBt. This Schumann piano,
which I am going to sell, is one remain
ing of a car lead by a representative of
Eiler'B Piano House, at a town near hers.
I have been authorized to close it out at
at a price way below what it ordinarily
sells for. It 19 the best value I hwe ever
been able to sell in Corvallis. Is is hand
somely cased in mahogany. It may be
aecured by paying thirty-five dollars and
small monthly payments. The Eiler's
Piano House full guarantee goes with it.
17-19 Ind. phone 185.
feb27 3t.
Denver, Colo., Feb. 23. Djtec
tive James McParland has left for
Idaho, with all the documentary
evidence in the Steunenberg mar
der case, including Harry Orchard's
confession, 'n hie possession. . He
will testify betre tne grana lory
which is to begin its investigation
next Monday. He will be the prin
cipal witness, and his examination
will probably occupy a full day or
two. Before leaving he asserted
that no ons could wish the accused
federation officiils a fair trial more
than himself, but declared he is
amply able to prove his charges.
Orchard's confession, a copy of
which is on file in this city, embra
ces IO4 pages, typewritten, and
contains fully 25,000 words. It
was secured by McParland, with
his stenographer, while he inter
viewed Orchard in the penitentiary
at Boise, Idaho. It is signed
and sworn to, and the main points
embraced tnerein are said to have
been fully corroberated. The doc
ument will comprise the basis of the
trial of Moyer, Haywood, Pettibone
and others.
Chicago, Feb. 23. Jobann Hoch,
convicted of the murder of his wife.
Marie Welcker-Hoch, was hanged
in the county jail today at o'
clock. Three times resetted. Hoch
insisted to the last that hebegrsn-
ed all the delay that the law con
ceded him. Under the wording of
his sentence, Hoch was to hang be
tween the hours of 10 a. m and 2
p. m. When the last resource of
his attorneys an appt al " t: the
Federal court alleging a violation
of the Fourteenth Amendment to
the Constitution, which forbids that
a man shall be deprived of his, life
without due process of law had
been denied. Hoch abandoned all
hope of Baving Mb life, but still in
sisted that he be allowed to live as
nearly to 2 o'clock as possible.
When Jailer Whitman, who has
long been a friend of Hoch, appear
ed in his cell and remarked, It's all
off, John,' nothing more can be
donej for you," Hoch replied:
"That's all right, I want to have
all that is coming to . me in point
of time. I'll go when 1:30 o'clock
comes, but if you try to take me be
fore that time, I'll fight.
"It wouldn't do you any good to
fight," replied Jailer Whitman.
"I knowthat,' replied Hoch, "but
I want all that is coming to me. I'll
go all right at 1:30."
The jailer, after consultation with
Indianapolis, Feb. 23. A strike
of the 2oo,ooo farmers composing
the American Society of Equity, an
organization with headquarters in
Indianapolis, has been called io
March 1. who responds
to this call will agree to withhold
from marketing any agricultural
products excepting at prices that
are up to the level decreed as equit
able by the officials of this organi
This organization claims that the
producers ought to get at least $1
a buBhel for wheat, no matter what
mav be the slz9 of the crop. The
call of the strike sets forth a mini
mum selling price on all farm pro
ducts, prices which tha agricultural
strikers claim they are entitled to
and can get if they stand together
Kansas and Minnesota are being
flooded with copies of this call. It
is the claim of this organization
that if these states bold out for
higher prices the movement will be
a success.
Money Ib Their Real Object When
Trouble Begins, (subscriptions
Pour 11a Former Leader
"Who Seceded Reveals
Inner Workings of"
Denver, Colo., Feb. 24. A man
closely associated with the Western
Federation of Minors for years, who
held executive positions and was
close to the inner workings, so much
so that he retired in disgust and
loathing, tonight gave i the history
of the "inner circle" from its found
ations until recent times. Ha said;
"It was in May, 1898, that the
'inner circle' of the federation was
formed. We were holding the an
nual convention .of the federation
that year in Salt Lake City. A
short time before the Banker
Hill Sullivan mill at Wardner, Ida
bo, was blown up. The authorities
were after the federation pretty
bard, and something had to be done.
The convention was too big to
handle. ' Most of the delegates were
union men, and they were opposed
to violence. Of course, the average
miner is not squeamish, but he will
not stand for murder. But tbe cry
among the leaders even that far
back was for force. Thtv ridiculed
the conservatives like myself, who
were opposed to force and wanted
to build up the unions by different
"I remember the first thing that
convention did was to vote $5,000
as a retainer to Patrick Reddy, the
San Francisoo lawyer, to defend the
Idaho men and to hide the books
of the federation in preparation for
a raid.
"Hugh Boyle, who blew up the
Bunker Hill-Sullivan mine, was in
hiding in Silt Lake at that time,
and he took quite a a active part in
forming the inner circle. George
A. Pettibone, who had just been re
leased from the penitentiary alter
serving several years for throwing
dynamite down a flume in the
Coeur d'Aleoes, was another, and
Dan McGinty, the 'hero of Bull
Hill,' as we called him, . was the
"A ritual prepared by Dr. Carr,
of Hill City, S. D., was need. This
man was a crank oa thia kind of
work. He is still forming societies
with huge rituals. But he had
nothing to do with the inner circle
outside of framing a ritual used by
the order. It was improved on af
terward. But even at .the begin
ning it was one of the richest I have
known of. The oaths to be taken
would make the ordinary individu
al shiver, and you know the men
wanted for the inner circle were of
the superstitious kind anyway. It
took a member several days to
get over the : initiation, and eorne
men that I know never got over it.
"A? long as Ed Boyce was pres
ident, the inner circle was kept in
the background. It Used to do
things then, but it did not run the
federation as it fcas cfooe for years.
About a dozen men run th& inner
circle, and this runs the executive
committee and the federation.
"Since Haywood got hold, the irx-
ner circle has run the whole organ
ization with its 90.000 members and
its income of $300,000 to $500,000 a
year. Poor Moyer was not such a
bad fellow. He was easily led and
fond of trouble, but I do not think
he would have done the things
charged against him if be could
have avoided them.
"Haywood and Pe'.tibone are the
braios of tbe inner circle. And do
you know that Pettibone swore that
he would kill Haywood on sight
and got ready to do it for something
that 'is often justified by the public,
but the inner circle jumped in and
said: 'We cannot have any scan
dal. Quit.' And I guess they did.
''The inner circle has bad charge
funds of the federation for several
years. Walt until an investigating
committee from the outside goes
after these books. If Moyer and
Haywood are convicted, then you
will hear something drop. Men who
very likely had nothing to do with
any of the deeds of violence, but
who were aware of what was going
on, will be seeking other climates.
"II the true story could be told,
the enormous income of the federal
tion in the last few ytars would be
at the bottom of much of the crimes
committed. The more trouble tbe
more money; tbe more persecution,
the bigger tbe subscriptions from
outside unions. The only way to
get the money to come in was to
have trouble with the authorities
and arrests. The Cripple Creek
ana leiiuriue anairs meant nan a
million dollars to the inner circle.
If any one can get at the books they
will show that I am within the
continued on page 4
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Notice Is hereby given to all concerned that
the undersigned has been duly appointed the
executor of the last wiU and the estate of Har
riett Hill, deceased, by the oounty court ot the
Btate of Oregon for Benton county, and has duly
q alliied for the duties ot said trust. All pep
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estate, are required to present the same duly
verified to the undersigned at his residence in
Philomath, Benton county. Oregon, within sis
months from this date. L. W. HILL,
Executor ot the last will and estate ot Harriett
Hill, deceased.
Dated Feb. 3, 1906.
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