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Fame, Victim of Bright' Disease.
NEW YORK. Sept 4. John B. McCor
mlck ("Macon"), the sporting "writer, died
today at Bath Beach from, Brighfs dis
ease. He was born in Cincinnati in 1837.
For 20 years he was connected -with the
Cincinnati Enquirer, and while on the
Btaft of that paper had much to do with
bringing out John L. Sullivan. After he
had retired from active newspaper life he
became ldentitied with theatrical work.
Descendant of Major Andre.
ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Sept 4. Samuel
Jacobs, a lineal descendant of Major
Andre, of Revolutionary fame, is dead at
his home here, aged S2. Ho was a civil
engineer and surveyor, and surveyed the
route of the Chicago, Burlington & Qulncy
Railroad across the State of Iowa. He
also was one of the promoters of the Kan
sas, St. Joseph & Council Bluffs Railroad
from Council Bluffs to Kansas City.
Veteran River Editor.
LOUISVILLE, Ky Sept. 4. Colonel
Thomas O. Hall, a veteran steamboatman,
and one of the best-known riyer editors
in the South, died suddenly at his home
here this morning of heart disease. Col
onel Hall was 63, a Confederate veteran,
and for many years had been in charge of
the river column of the Louisville Post.
Relative of "W. JT. Bryan.
KOKOMO, Ind.. Sept 4. Mary Gano,
Bryan Cobb, step-grandmother of William
J. Bryan, died today at her homo in New
London In her 101st year. Mrs. Cobb was
one of the pioneers of this county. She
war. bom in Kentucky.
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MISHAP TO AERODROME.
Langley Machine's Propeller Be
comes Unmanageable in Its Trial.
WIDEWATER, Va., Sept. 4. The pros
pective launching today of Professor
Langley's big aerodrome was abandoned
at 4 o'clock after the port propellor, re
volving about 600 times a minute, had
wrecked itself among the rods and bars
of the machine. Both blades of the pro
pellor were torn to small pieces, and one
of the main supporting rods of the air
ship was bent to a right angle. Other
slight damage was done.
The accident was the result of a change
occurring in some unexplained manner
In the orbit of tho bladea But for the
prompt action of Professor Manley, who
'was in the navigator's car, In shutting off
his engine, the aerodrome might have been
hurled from the superstructure and en
tlrely wrecked. At tho time the accident
occurred the newly-repaired engine was
being tested. It worked much better than
It did yesterday, and tho accident was
very distressing to the experts, who
greatly desired a test either this after
noon or tomorrow morning. After lnspoct
lng the damage. Professor Langley decided
to return to Washington. The machine
may be repaired by Monday.
Ernptlon of Vesuvius Moderates.
NAPLES, Sept 4. The eruption of Ve
suvius, although it still continues, has
moderated to a certain extent The news
crater presents a wonderful sight It is
very deep, with very steep sides, which
arouses the fear that another crumbling
may occur. The mouth of the crater
from side to side measures over 423 feet
and is about 250 feet deep. Tho lava in
the direction of the east and northeast
continues In a very liquid form, and-it
now covers an area of 650,000 square feet
Mrs. Bowers Is Charged
HER SISTER IS ACCESSORY
Arsenic Obtained' on Forged
WOMEN SHOW LITTLE INTERETS
Their Attorney Says the Case Made
Out Is Very Faulty, and That
Positive Evidence Against His
Clients Is Utterly Lacking. .
Martin Bowers, of San Francisco,
died Tuesday afternoon, August 10,
after an illness of five weeks. A few
hours before his death he was taken
by a fraternal order, against the
.vlshes of his wlfe. to the German
Hospital. The circumstances sur
rounding his decease aroused ' the
suspicion of Harry Bowers, a btother.
On his charge of poisoning the body
was examined. The city chemist
found enough arsenic in the stomach
to kill six men.
A drug clerk testified before the
coroner that six days prior to Bowers'
death Mrs. Sutton, a sister of Mrs.
Bowers, presented a prescription call
ing for arsenic. Dr. McLaughlin 'de
clared that his name signed to the
paper was a forgery, and an expert
in writing gave it as his opinion that
the prescription was written by Mrs.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 4. (Special.)
We, the jury, find that Martin L. Bow
ers, aged" 43 years, a native of Pennsyl
vania, occupation a bridge builder, resi
dence 370 Clementina street in the City
and County tof San Francisco, came to his
death in thf German Hospital on the 25th
day of August 1303, from arsenical pois
oning; that the arsenic which caused
death was procured upon a forged pre
scription written by his wife, Mrs. Martha
E. Bowers,, and that we hereby charge
said Mrs. Martha E. Bowers with the
crime of murder.
We further find that Mrs. Z. C. Sut
ton, sister of said Martha E. Bowers,
procured the poison upon the forged pre
scription written by her sister, Mrs.
Martha E. Bowers, but we do not feel
Justified from the evidence submitted to
this jury in charging Mrs. Z. C. Sutton
as a principal, but recommend that said
Mrs. Z. C. Sutton bo compelled to stand
trial as accessory to the crime." '
Charged "With Murder on Monday.
Such was the verdict returned by the
Coroner's jury today after hearing evi
dence as to the cause of the death of Mar
tin Bowers. As a result both Mrs. Martha
Bowers and Mrs. Sutton will be formally
charged with murder by the District At
torney's office on Monday or Tuesday of
Mrs. Bowers and Mrs. Sutton sat In
the courtroom together with Attorney
Vaughn, who came down from Portland
to defend tnem, ana a. a. .uoomis, a
nephew of Mrs. Bowers, from Portland.
They took no active part in the proceed
ings, and before the verdict was returned
had retired to the jail, where the two
women have a cell together. Attorney
Vaughn later Informed them of the ver
dict The two women at first showed an in
cllnation to give way to their emotions.
but quickly regained their composure, and
when assured by their attorney that the
prosecution's case was weak in many,
points they showed their old-time cheer
fulness of spirit
Evidence Not Combated.
The defense did not attempt to combat
any of the evidence submitted today, and
not once during the proceedings did
Vaughn or either Mrs. Bowers, Mrs. Sut
ton or Loomls have a word to say to the
Jury. They sat together chatting, appar
ently unaffected by all that was going
Coroner Leland opened the investigation
by summoning an array of physicians who
had attended. Martin Bowers at various
times shortly before his death. The most
important medical testimony' came from
Dr. McLaughlin, who pronounced the
prescription upon which Mrs. Sutton se
cured poison and which bore his signature
as a forgery.
Drug Clerk- J. C. Peterson positively
Identified Mrs. Sutton as the woman who
had presented the unusual prescription'
which contained simply one word, "ar
Handwriting experts Kytka and Eisen
schimmel declared tho signature, "Dr.
McLaughlin," to have been written by
Mrs. Bowers, the wife of the dead man
Dr. Baclgalupl, the autopsy surgeon
testified that Bowers' death was positively
due to fatty degeneration of the kidneys,
caused by arsenic, He was corroborated
by Drs. F. T. Greene and Charles L. M.
Morgan, who analyzed the contents of
The District Attorney placed a great
deal of weight upon the testimony of an
attendant at the German Hospital where
Bowers died, and to whom Mrs. Bowers
said her husband's death was caused by
ham poisoning. This attendant says Mrs.
Bowers was greatly disturbed when he
told her that her husband's body would
have to be turned over to the Coroner.
Attorney Vaughn was but little disturbed
by the sensational verdict
"This verdict," he said, "wilj have no
great bearing on tho case when it comes
to trial. Moreover, I can point out sev
eral weak points and places in tho prose
cution's case. While Peterson, the drug
clerk, for instance, Is able to identify
Mrs. Sutton so easily, how is it he can
not even remember whether It was fore
noon or afternoon when he filled the pre
scription. Further, what is his excuse
for filling a prescription which he now
say3 no doctor could have written.
Attorney Vaughn Is Sanguine.
If you look over the facts carefully
you will notice that positive evidence
against either Mrs. Sutton or Mrs. Bowers
is utterly lacking. Then the prosecution
tried to prove a motive in Mrs. Bowers'
alleged attachment for Lervey, but to my
mind they failed utterly."
PORTLAND TO FRONT.
Eight More Letter Carriers to Enter
the Service Next Month.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept 4,-i-The Postmaster-General
today authorized the appointment of
eight additional letter carriers at Port
land, on October 1.
aioney Paid Northwest Pensioners.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Sept 4. The annual report of the
Pension Commissioner shows that during
the past year $778,773 was paid out to
pensioners in Oregon. Their number, on
June SO.Svas 6117. To the 8067 pensioners
of Washington $1,022,166 was paid, while
$12,914 went to the 97 pensioners in Alaska.
DEADLOCK IS BROKEN.
Ontnrlo Postpones Action on Trans
continental Railroad. Bill.
OTTAWA, Ont, Sept 4. The deadlock
between the government and the opposi
tion In the House was broken at 11:25 to
night, when Mr, Mon, the acting leader
of the opposition, suggested that the sec
tion of the transcontinental railroad hill
under discussion should be left over and
that four others following should be
adopted. This was agreed to by the gov
ernment, and the bill will not be taken
up again for a week, so as to give Mr.
Borden the leader of the opposition, who
is ill, an opportunity of being present The
settlement reached was a compromise.
The House adjourned immeaiateiy alter
WILL NOT EXPEL GIBBONS
France BrandH Story of Fight on
American Cardinal as False.
PA-RTR Rpnr. 4. A rfirvort nubllshed by
the Patrie that the Government might ex
pel Cardinal Gibbons from France, owing
to his alleged statements to the Breton
and other French clergy, is officially pro
nounced as false and absurd. The Gov
ernment officials also express Indignation
at such a careless use or tne arcunai.s
Oni-rUnnl fitKhnna wrntft to the ASSO
HnfpH Prpss Aueust 23. savins: that his al
leged meetings with the Breton and other
clerirv of France were fabrications, witn-
out an iota of trutn in tnem. .
POPE HONORS LOPPONI.
Noted Physician Is Given the Title
ROME. Sept. 4. Pius X, In order to show
his appreciation of the services Professor
Lapponi rendered to the late pontiff during
his trying illness, today conferred on him
the title of commendatore. His holiness
accompanied the conferring of the honor
by a very flattering letter to the doctor
and insisted on personally bestowing the
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Pilgrims tender Sir Thomas Llpton a dinner,
and he makes a speech teeming in good-will
for America. Page 1.
Roosevelt will change policy of appointing
Consuls so it will bo on a merit basis.
Governor of Colorado orders troops to scene of
mln:ng strike. Page 2.
Kansas City negro drowns himself to escape
lynching for assault on white woman
The Turkish Situation.
Things have arrived at a crisis for the "United
States. Page 2.(
American fleet arrives at Beirut. Page 2.
Bulgaria flnd3 itself In very critical position.
Legation guards at Constantinople have been
increased, and. If necessary, marines will
probably be landed. Page 2.
Minute Man defeats McChesney and runs the
fastest mllo In years on Eastern tracks.
Major Dclmar establishes new world's record
for geldings. Page 6.
Pacific Coast League games: Oakland 2. Port
land 1; Sacramento 7, San Francisco 3;
Scattlo 7. Los Angeles 3. Page C.
Pacific National League games: Salt Lake 12,
Butto 5; Seattle 7, Spokane 5. Page 6.
Sam Morris leaves for San Francisco to join
the Browns. Page 6.
Mrs. Bowers Is charged by Coroner's Jury with
murder of her husband; Mrs. Sutton also
held. Page 1.
Seattle officials agreo that open gambling can
be stopped; question on gambling in clubs
Rev. Mr. Kennedy Is unable to get ball, and
remains In Jail. Page 4.
"Washington Congressional party In steamer
Griggs aacends Spojtane Rapids, in the Co
lumbia. Pago 5.
Commercial and Marine.
Strong market for salmon, mackerel and ear
dines. Page 15.
"Wheat closes weak and lower at Chicago
New Tork stock market dull but strong.
"Week In Wall street. Page 15.
San Francisco produce quotations. Page 15,
Mercantile lagency reports are favorable
Movement on foot to Improve Vancouver har
bor. Page 7.
Progress of the river rate war. Page 7. .
Portland and Vicinity.
Flreboat will be built in Portland of wood
Congressional delegation drop3 discussion of
Knowies case. Pago 16.
Quick action on Gibson, the sandbagger. In
court. Page 10.
J. E. Dpfcbaugh discusses lumber and the
Hoo Hoo annual. Pago 12. ,
Moros live In anarchy, says General' S. S.
Sumner. Page 10.
O. R. & N. construction projects await action
of E. H. Harriman. Page 10.
New arrival in Portland held up by unmasked
robbers. Page 0.
New reform association tries to prevent prize
fight, and- demands enforcement of laws.
Page 6. '
HOST TO UPTON
Pilgrims Give a Dinner
to the Yachtsman.
NOTED MEN MAKESPEEGHES
Sir Thomas Is Profuse in
His Praise of America.
MAGIC SPELL ABOUT THE CUP
"Still In the Family, Only It Is Held
hy a Younger and. More Go
Ahead, Generation," Snys
the Guest of Honor.
SEXTIMEXTS OF LIPTOX.
LIFTIN' THE CUP. It reminds mo6
of tho story of the Irishman who
was asked 'if ho could play the fid
dle. "I don't know," said he. "I
never tried it." I have tried It, and
tried it again, without success, but
my motto has been "Try, try
AMERICAN GENIUS. America is a
hard country to beat, and I know
It. Herreshoft is the greatest de
signer of his age.
TIES THAT BIND. I am sure as tho
days and years roll by, these con
tests will not have been held in
vain. If they make us realize wher
ever wo are, all tho world over, we
shall "brothers Tse for. a, that"
NEW TORK, Sept 4. Sir Thomas Lin
ton was the guest of honor of the Pilgrims
of the United States at a dinner elven in
hi3 honor, tonight, at the "Waldorf-Astoria.
Nearly 150 men, prominent in many walks
were present Sir Thomas arrived at
7:40, and for half an hour received his
friends. Then Sir Thomas, escorted bv
George T. Wilson, led the way from the
reception committee to the tables.
At either end of the hall was huntr Sir
Thomas private emblem, the shamrock.
on a neia or yellow surrounded by a green
border, while above the guests' table were
draped the flags of Great Britain and the
United States. Bunches of red roses on
each table and greens on the walls com
pleted the decorations. Surmounting the
menus, on which were the flags of Sir
Thomas and the Royal Ulster Yacht Club,
was a cardboard yacht, which bore no
Llpton' Virtues Told In Song-.
In order to enliven matters somewhat
at the outset, the guests sang a little song
to the refrain of Mr. Dooley, which told
of the virtues of Sir Thomas and his en
during efforts to lift the -cup.
There had been arranged no formal
speeches, but the following were called
upon: George T. Wilson, Sir Thomas Up
ton, General Joseph Wheeler, ex-Governor
C. S. Thomas, of Colorado; General H. C.
Corbln, Colonel Henry Watterson and
With Sir Thomas at the guest's table
sat the Earl of Shaftsbury, Ccnmodore F.
G. Bourne, William Fife, Rear-Admiral
Rodgers, Henry Watterson, General
Joseph Wheeler, George T. Wilson and
exiGovernor Thomas. Mr. Wilson pre
sided at the dinner In tho absence of
Bishop Potter, the president of the so
ciety. When the Ices were served, a proces
sion of waiters marched In to a popular
air, bearing trays crowned with gilded
harps, full-rigged models of tho Reliance
and Shamrock, and easels with figures of
PRESIDENT OF IRON, STEEL AND TINWORKERS
THEODORE J. SHAFFER.
PITTSBURG, Sept. 4. The Dispatch tomorrow will say:
Theodore J. Shaffer, president of the Amalgamated Association, of Iron, Steel
and Tlnworkers, ls. mlsslng. He dropped mysteriously out of sight, and for sev
eral weeks neither fellow-ofllclals at the local office nor the members of-hls
family have been able to locate him.
yachts. Later, women began to appear in
the boxes, among them being the Countess
of Shaftsbury and many ladles who have
been Sir Thomas' guests on board the
Mr.Wilson, addressing Sir Thomas, sald-
his attitude had struck a responsive chord
In every heart
"As a,loser," said he, "you are a corker.
You will ever have the admiration, love
and regard of all Americans." -
Upton's Characteristic Speech.
Sir Thomas was given many hearty
rounds of cheers when he arose. He said:
"We are all more or less pilgrims here
tonight, and I would like to feel that I
am not a stranger among you. Many of
my best American friends are Pilgrims,
and I regard it as a great honor to be
"As regards the cup races, we have been
fairly and squarely beaten, and I congrat
ulate America on having the better boat
I wish to take occasion here to express
my thanks for tho courteousness and
kindness shown me by the New York
Yacht Club. Everything has been done
that could be done to make my visit here
a pleasant one. I am especially grateful
for the admirable way in which the
course was kept clear.
"I have heard much comment for and
against the Sandy Hook course. It is as
good a course as any other, nay, there is
no other course In the world like it
Magic Spell About Bloomln' Cup.
"I am beginning to think that there is a
magic spell about the bloomln' old, cup,
Two years ago, I had it almost within my
grasp, but it escaped me then as it has
escaped me now, and it seems as far oft
as ever. It reminds me of the story of the
Irishman who was asked if he could play
tho fiddle. 'I don't know,' said he, 'I've
never tried it' I have tried it, and tried
it again, without success, but my motto
has been 'try. try again.'
"Although I have been without success
each time I have tried, I do not despair
that some day we shall succeed In captur
ing that famous trophy, although I must
confess that we appear now to be more
than a little hit . astern. Herreshoft is
the greatest designer of the age, but I
am still very hopeful that I will see that
cup on the other side yet
"America is a very hard country to
beat and I know it I am a very disap
pointed man, but still I have the consola
tion that both conquerors and conquered
belong to the same good old race. The cup
is still in the family, only It is held by a
younger and more go-ahead generation.
"Gentlemen, while I lost the cup, or
rather did not succeed In winning it, I
have not lost the esteem and good will of
my American friends, which esteem
and good will I reciprocate in the
very highest degree possible. A great con
solation to me in my unsuccessful effort
to lift the cup Is the great kindness shown
me by all classes. My feeling of gratitude
for this spirit is great beyond expression.
I shall bear in mind the remembrance of
your kindly acts for all time. I am sure
that as the days and years roll by, these
contests will not have been held in vain
if they make us realize that' wherever we
are, all the world over, we shall 'broth
ers be for a' that." "
LIPTOX 3IAY CHALLENGE AGAIN.
All Depends on Finding a Designer
"Who Can Beat Herreshoft.
NEW YORK. Sept. 4. Sir Thomas Lip
ton Is still undecided whether to challenge
again for the America's cup. He said
"If I can find a man who can design a
boat to beat the Yankee sloop, I shall
challenge again. To say that I will not
challenge again is untrue. If I do chal
lenge again, it will be with a 90-footer."
Both Shamrocks were towed to Erie
Basin today. They will be jury rigged
and start for England In tow in about
ten days. Sir Thomas said today that he
would not sell either of them.
Rellnncc Towed to Old Anchorngc.
NEW YORK, Sept 4.-iThe yacht Reli
ance was taken to her former anchorage
oft New Rochelle today. Later It is ex
pected she will be taken to City Island
to be laid up for the Winter.
The Reliance, In tow of tho tug Guiding
Star, left the Horseshoe early on her way
up the bay. Both yacht and tug were cov
ered with flags. Passing craft and those
at anchor gave the victorious cup defend
er a cordial greeting as she passed up
Composer Hcrrmnn Zumpe.
MUNICH, Sept. 4. Herrman Zumpe. the
composer and musical conductor, died here
today of apoplexy.
Record Breaking Lum
ber Fleet in Port.
CAPACITY2 0,0 00,0 00 FEET
Increase Due to Recent Ad
vance in Rail Rates.
MOSTLY MODERN BUILT CRAFT
Lumbermen Do Xot Expect a Re
storation of Former Rail Rates
and Vessels Are In the
Trnde to Stay.
The recent advance In rail rates on
lumber for California has brought
into service a large number of steam
and sailing schooners, tho fleet now
In tho Columbia and Willamette riv
ers being tho greatest on record.
Tho lumber vessels now In tho river
loading, or under charter to load have
a carrying capacity of 20,000,000 feet,
and there Is a fleet en route with a
capacity of 10,000,000 feet.
The schooners can carry lumber at
a profit at existing rates, and lum
bermen are of the opinion that they
are In the trade to stay, and that rail
business for California ports Is a thing
of the past.
The recent advance in rail rates on lum
ber from Portland to California ports ha3
caused a boom in shipping by- coasting
schooners and steamers, and Portland and
other Willamette and Columbia River
points today harbor the largest fleet of
vessels of this class that has ever assem
bled here at one time. The August ship
ments of lumber by water from Portland
exceeded 12,000,000 feet, half of which were
to California ports, tho remainder going
foreign. Great as these figures seem
when compared with those of a few years
ago, they promise to bo eclipsed by the
shipments for September, as the fleet now
In the river to load has a capacity ot
20,000,000 feet, and there Is en route under
charter for Portland loading another fleet
with a capacity of 10.000,000 feet
While the lumber fleet in port at the
present time Includes a few steam schoon
ers, the greater portion of the vessels are
large modern built sailing schooners,
which have an immense carrying capacity
and can be handled with small crews.
Lumber manufacturers are somewhat
skeptical about the rail rato ever again
being put back to the former figures, and
if it should not be, the already generous
proportions -of the lumber fleet will be
largely Increased, as the schooners can
show a fair profit at present rates, pro
vided they are not too long in making a
voyage. The largest carrfer of any of the
coasters now in port is the steam, schooner
Francis H. Lcggett, which was built in tho
East for A. B. Hammond especially for
tho Pacific Coast lumber trade. This ves
sel will carry 1,500.000 feet, although sho
is of but 975 tons net register. Her cargo
will be fully 400,000 feet greater than that
of the American ship Two Brothers, of 1263
tons net register. The lumber fleet now
in the river loading 13 as follows:
F. H. Leggett 97o
Robert Dollar 535
J. H. Lunsmann ....952
G. C. Lindauer 2S7
Susie M. Plummer S03
J. M. Coleman 3S9
Two Brothers 1262
W. F. Garms 9?J
R. W. Bartlett .-. 474
Tarn o'Shanter 562
This fleet of 21 vessels has a carrying
capacity of over approximately 20,000,000
feet, and there is en route and listed under
charter to load at Portland an even dozen
coasting schooners and barkentlnes, and
one large steamer, the Wyneric, which will
take out nearly 3,000.000 feet of lumber.
The coasting fleet now en route consist?
of the schooner Andy Mahoney, Admiral,,
Eldorado, Melrose, Luzon, Virginia and
Mabel Gale, barkentlnes Addenda, Glean
er, John C. Meyer and Omega. All of
these vessels, with the exception of the
Wyneric, have previously loaded at Port
land, or other ports along the river. Thir
teen of the in-port fleet aro at the Port
land mills, and the others are loading at
"Westport, Vancouver, Kalama and Car
rols Point. The schooner Endeavor, the
last of tho August fleet to clear, sailed
yesterday. She carried 700,000 feet Other
big cargoes fioirfg coastwise during August
were the David Evans, with 1,000,000 feet,
and the Mabel Gale, with 900,000 feet.
Tho coasting lumber fleet is not so val
uable as the deep water vessels as a fac
tor In the general trade of the port, but
each of the vessels distributes some
money, and they have this summer livened
up the water front during a period when
It Is usually quite dull. Shlpchandlers
and other water front traders ore very
glad to see the numbers of coasters in
crease, for when the lumber went out by
rail they received nothing out of tho busi
ness. The towboat men also share in the
prosperity, for many of the outside craft
are now engaged in towing schooners,
when they are not busy with rafts of logs.