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Vol. XIX.-No. 3
CORVALLIS, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING JULY 10. 1906.
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BROTHER OF GEORGE MITCH
! ELL TELLS HOW THEY
TRIED TO SAVE ESTH ER.
Perry Mitchell's Testimony Es
ther Sent to Illinois to Escape
the Fiend's Influence Al
eo Louis S&ndall's testi-
Portland, Ju'y 7. Interest to-
day centered in " Perry Mitchell's
.testimony. Perry Bald he learned
'of Crtffield'fl nower; over Esther
three. years ego. At that time he
and George bad her sent to the
boma of the. Boys' and Girls': Aid
society to be treated for what they
believed to be mental weakness.
Later, fearing CreffUld might ab
duct her, they sent her to her fath
er's home in Illinois. Perry went
along to see that she reached her
"Before she went,"'eaid the wit
ni; a, George and I called on her
at the Aid society's place. She re
fuged to recognize us as her broth
ers. paving we were such in name
only. George broke down ' and
cried when ehe told him this. Af
ter I got her to Illinois, her sister,
Mrs. Starr, kept writing to her, at
Creffield's command, telling her to
keep up her faith and hurry back
to Creffield.: ,v. ji'"
"Mrs. Starr assured her over and
over iu these letters that the flock
would som again be reunited. My
father intercepted these letters and
destroyed tnem. ustner suspected
this. She refused to call her own
father by that name, Baying her on
ly father was God and that she had
no father on earth.
"After a few months, though,
si e got more sensible, and " we
thought she was. cured. Welat ber
go back to Oegon after Crefneld
had teen put in jail. But as coon
aa he got out she got back' into his
power aeain. George was very an
gry that we bad let her come away
from borne, and said he would nev
er speak to either father or nae if
Creffield succeeded in getting con
trol of Esthrr."
' -''Witness then testified that his
broiber Erf d t a 1 committed suicide
in Portland three years ago as the
culmination of an unfortunate, love
affair. This testimony, introduced
foi the purpose of showing the fam
ily taint ot insanity, was ruled out
by Judge Fratef.. ' ''
In conclusion Perry told of the
day his brother Btaited out to kill
"It wa in April last," be said,
"and George had just been released
from, the Good Samaritan hospital
at Pbitland; after ( getting over an
attack; ot measlej1! 1 ; Hft iwaa f very
weak, and had S little ' money, but
said he wa going to find Creffield,
even if he had to walk from place
to place in order to get him. He
also told me he bad been talking
with the spirits and that God bad
commanded him to deliver up the
spirit af Creffiild." : - ' '
... Louis Sandall, ot Seattle,; broth-:
i r of. Mies Ollie Sandall ho, follow
ed Cri'fSeld to the beach, early this
year, told of Creffield's control over
tbe giil. He also told unprintable
things of what he bad learned con
cerning Creffield's Holy Roller or
gies. -'He eaw Mitchell in Seattle
(he day before the shooting, su l
Mitchell told him he had been com
manded by God to put Creffield off
the earth.? M i. - , . ;" , - !
"I could see at the time that
Mitchell was crazy as a loon," eaid
Dr. F. W. Brooks, s of Portland;
eaid he bad known. Mitchell for five
years, and attended him when he
had the measles. At that time he
talked of messages from the. spirits1
directing him to kill Creffield. Dr.
Brook's testimony was corroborat-j
ed by Mrs.; Harriet , Hagef, who
nursed Mitchell through his illness.
Further corroborative evidence in
the same strain was , presented by
Emery Harris, a former roommate
of the accused, and by Peter View,
a Portland mill owner and former
employer of Mitchell.
Considerable interest centers in
the testimony to be presented to
morrow by prosecuting Attorneys
Manning and Bryson. After that,
however, there will be a falling off
in interest until the case goeatothe
jury, as the balance of the testimo
ny will be principally corroborative,
and cumulative. '- - r;
The defense hopes to conclude by
the middle or latter
part of next
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: Ssaltle, July 6-Two Oregon
men declared on the witness ; stand
in the superior court here yesterday
that to kill Edmond Creffield, the
Holy Roller "prophet," would have
been a pleasure to them; that they
envied Mitchell his opportunity of
putting an end to the monster. One
of these men, Louis Hartley, of Cor
vallis, eaid he laid in wait for . Cref
field without shelter for three days.
He bad a Winch eter between his
knees and was determined to shoot
the self-styled "prophet?' like a dog.
The'other, E. H. Baldwin. s also of
CorvaUis, testified that he ; begged
Mitchell for the privilege of killing
Creffield, but tbe young man insist
ed the grim task had been assigned
him by God, and that none but be
should perform it. . r . . , -
c ':' Testimony of this kind, coming
from elderly men of reserved and
conservative aspect and , manner,
had a profound efftct upon the jury.
Neither witness seemed to regard
the; shooting of Creffield as any
greater offense than tbe killing of a
mad dog. . That they had good
grounds for this view was demon
strated when they told; tbe etory of
the. ruin of their families stories
similar to those told by O. V. Hurt
and , Burgess Starr early in the
week.-: j - u - . ').' - - ,
Today's session was taken -up
largely by witnesses from, Oregon.
The most important of these - were
Baldwin and Hartley .j Mr. Hart
ley was put upon the stand late in
the afternoon. He told of Cremeld s
influence over bis wife and, daugh
ter and of bis efforts to kill the fa
natical viper. He stated that the
Holy Roller's influence over his
daughter, Miss Mildred Hartley,
23. years of age, was Buch that ehe
gave up going to school. She was
tben at tbe Agricultural College at
CorvaUis, and in . ber lourtn 3 ear.
Citffield told her that unless -he
left off echool. work God would
smite ber.i ; ": -.
"When tbe Holy Rollers started
by train for their camp on the
coast," said Mr. Hartley, "I learned
what they intended doing and man
aged to catch thesame train. When
they learned I was aboard they
tried to get me off. Finally they
got off themselves. To get back
they had to walk 65 miles. I re
mained on the train. v
"My object, gentlemen, to be
frank with you, was to kill Citffield.
He had ruined my family, and I
intended to take his life.
"I followed the Creffield party to
Newport. Having no gun with me,
I went to a eecond-hand store and
bought a cheap weapon. By mis
take or trickery, I don't know
which, the dealer sold me a center
fire revolver and rim-fire cartridges.
When the party took a boat to cross
tbe bay to ooutb Beach 1 drew a
bead on Crtffield. Had my cart
ridges been all right that wculd
nave ended tbe matter. Ihe gun
snapped and Creffield got away
Tbe Rollers then thought that Cref
field was protected by God and that
he could net be killed.
"The next day I followed them
to camp. This time I bad a Win
chester, which would do the work
I laid in wait for Creffield lor three
days, but be never cams ' in sight.
I saw all his followers, but he had
evidently gotten away.' Later,
when I aet Mitchell, also hunting
for Creffield to kill him, I tcld him
how I had missed the Roller. He
lid net Eeem'. surprised . tor dis
"He said the reason I had failed
was because God bad left it for him
to kill Creffield. He seemed utter
ly out of his mind."
Mr. Baldwin is tbe father of four
daughters, but only one of them
came under the influence ' of Cref
field. He said, however, that he
soon put a etop to it all by forcibly
compelling tbe girl to remain away
from tbe Holy Roller aggregation
She waB so completely under, Cref
field's influence that she attempted
to leave home, packing ber clothes
for that purpose.
"She was then in a broken-down
condition, and I decided to protect
ber from further folly, even if I bad
to remove her from the earth," the
witness said. "When I met Mitch
ell at CorvaUis he told me God had
commissioned him to kill Creffield.
I told him he was crazy to talk that
way, and tried to reason him out of
his plan. I told him that I wanted
to kill Creffield, that he was a young
man with his life before him, while
I web old and able to bear the con
sequences. He would not hear of
Continued on page 4'. .
CHESTER THOMPSON SHOOTS
JUDGE EMORY, UNCLE OF : 1
' THE GIRL HE LOVES. : "
Victim Not Expected to Live Mob
Surrounds House at Seattle,
. Where Assailant ' Barri-'
. cades. Himself and De- .
. fiesArreet Other
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Seattle, WaehM July 7. Chester
Thompson, the 19-year-old son of
Will H. ; Thompson, lawyer, poet
and orater, shot and seriously
wounded ex-Superior f Judge G,
Meade Emory tonight, because he
maglned the latter was trying to
prevent him from meeting Miss
Charlotte Whittlesey, Judge Emo
ry's niece, and daughter of a for
mer King county 'treasurer, with
whom young Thompson has been
infatuated for two years. Judge
Emory was seated on his own porch
witn bis wife and Mr. and Mr?, w.
C Keith, when young Thompson,
coa'ltss and hatless, rushed np and
demanded tbat he be allowed to see
Mies Whittlesey ' "You 'cannot:
she's hot here," said Judge Emory,
and he put out a band to restrain
young Thompson as he attempted
to dart into the bouse. ' "I know
where to find her," snarled Thomp
son, as he swung about, revolver
in hand. Three times he fired at
Judge Emory, and bullet striking
the left mog within three mohi s of
the heart, the second striking in
the flesh above the - hip, and the
third missing him entirely.
Yonng Thompson sprang up the
stairs toward the nursery, grabbed
Clara Emory, aged 3, and Tom Em
ory, aged 4, away from their toys
and hurried them into a bed room.
A bd was hurriedly turn d against
the door, and then, from behind
the barricade, young Thompson de
fied any one to take him. For an
hour and a half, while the police
gathered and an angry crowd be
low shouted for bis blood, young
Thompson remained barricaded in
tbe room, threatening to shoot any
one who interferred with him. In
the meantime bis father bad been
summoned, and after a long wait
Mr.'ThompBon, a veteran of the
Confederacy and a man grown old
in the practice of law; leaped from
a carriage and ran up , tbe stairs;
without speaking to eny one. He
knocked at the bedroom door and
'Chester; do you know your fath
er? I am here and everything is
all right.. Como out and give your
self up to the police. I am here to
protect you." ' ' ' ;
There was no immediate response,
and Mr. Thorn peon called again to
his son. The latter replied tbat be
was taking tbe shells outof his gun;
and a mument later stepped out of
the rcom and walked op to his fath
er. Mr. Thompson ceived his boy's
hand, held it a moment, and ' then,
turnlDg to Captain 01 roJice Ward,
said: '. : - ' ' ' ''
"Take him."- -
' The police formally arrested the
boy, then made a hurried sealch of
the rocm, finding that after he had
shot at Judge Emery young TbotnD
son had reloaded his gun and pre-
prepared for a fight. ' 1
In the mean1 time the; two cb.U
dren with him bad snuggled up in
a corner and fallen asleep. The po
lice smuggled young Thompson
down a deck stairway and into an
automobile, then hurried him to the
police station. He is held there
pending the outcome of Judge Em
An uncia et Judge H.caory s as
sailant was Maurice Thompson, the
famous historical novelist and poet.
A brother is an officer in the Na
tional Guard and another is a young
Years ago, while the couple were
in the High school, young Thomp
son fell in love with Miss Whittle
sey, but his violent passion- finally
led to bis exclusion from the Whit
tleeey home. Recently, Miss Whit
tlesey . returned from a boarding
school, and : Thompson.: attempted
to renew his Buit, but was blocked
by parents and relatives. -
. ..Young lbompson's mother.-, is
said to have suffered from mental
Cleveland, O., July 7. The
Standard Oil company was techni
cally placed under arrest today,,
when Sheriff Groves, of Hancock
county, served . a warrant and a
copy of an information filed in the
probate court upon J. M. Robert
son, of Cleveland.'' Sheriff Groves
was also armed with a warrant for
the arrest of John D. Rockefeller,
but the magnate, being in France
it was impossible to arrest him.
Sheriff Groves Etill has tbe warrant
in his possetsion, and will serve it
on 1 Rockefeller as eoon as he returns
to Ohio. The Standard. Oil com
pany and John D. Rockefeller are
charged with' violating the' anti
trust laws of Oaio and conspiring
to prevent competition.
Auburn, Cal , June 2o "What
is there to fight for? My youth ie
gone, my health is gone,' and my
honoris gone. " ' . :
Such were tbe words used - by
Adolphf Weber when interviewed
by an Examiner correspondent this
evening, after he had been notified
of the decision against him ' by' tbe
supreme court by Sheriff Keena in
the presence of Deputies May and
Ivultpn and Coroner Shepard. Web
er was looking at a geography at
the time. He never lifted bis eyes,
but pretended that he did not hear.
When Keena i ordered him .to
change clothing and told him that
be would have to go to another cell
and a death watch would be placed
upon him, Weber labelled,' partic
ularly when the officers took - every
article out of his clothing. -With a
sneer be remarked, , "I'd like, to
know what -light you have to my
Weber, stripped, is 1 a human
skeleton, weighing not over 9O
pounds. His hair is down to his
shoulders and the long bunch of
thin beard on his chin gives him a
Weber, at first, refused to talk,
but later, in answer to questions as
to his future plans, said: "If Attor
ney Johnson wishes x to carry tbe
;aBe jurther he will have to do it
on his own respousibility. I aban
don the case; I resignV What is the
uee? ' -.' .' ' ; .
It is understood that notwith
standing Weber's disposition to re
sign to his fate, bis attorneys will
appeal to the United States supreme
court on some technicality. They
have already prepared an appeal,
not that they nave any : hopes of
winning, but tbe highest tribunal
does not meet nntil November, and
banging will thus be prolonged.
Tbe officers believe that Weber
will not live tbat long; that he
may not; live until the remittur
comes down, say two or three weeks.
His mind is all right, but he is in
feeble health and may starve him
self to death. Weber is now the
sole heir, and has in his ' possession
the entire ettate of his father, esti
mated to be $70,000.
At King's Valley.
Tbe annual school meeting in the
Valley district was .well attended.
Frank Plunkett was elected direc
tor and Jchn McCallum, clerk. The
district will have no funds this
yejar outside of the state and coun
ty levy, lhe proposition to levy a
two-mill tax was voted down by an
There were two spectacle men in
the Valley last week, and it seems
to be the general impression that
those that bought glasses of . them
paid high prices.
with tonsiluia. ,
W. A. Wa' n. of Portland, repre
senting the iMuiual Life Insurance
Co.,' has been in the Valley. 1 He
found tome who were will to take
out policies io his company.
John Pric e is able to be around
Mrs. W. L. Price and Mies Min
nie Price have been suffering with
the measles. s
Mr. Lunt ' and Mr. Stroud have
sold their farms in the upper end
of the Valley.
The hay crop is very heavy and
some of it ready to cut. Uno.
A nice house with 7 rooms, bath room
all up to date, located well; Robinson &
Stevenson, agents. . . tf .
Economy fruit jars for sale by P.
M. Zierolf. '
Fine Platinums and Aristo Plati
no Photos at the CorvaUis Studio.