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TONIGHT, FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AND SATURDAY MATINEE
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"A GOLD rVHNE93
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WE HAVE EVERYTHING THAT IS
BUILT ON WHEELS, FROM HEAVY v
TRUCKS TO HAND CARTS
Studebaker Bros. Co., Northwest
leader Slain In 0. R.
& IN. Hold-Up.
Robbers Driven Off by
Train Stopped Near Corbett
by Four Masked Men..
DYNAMITE USED TO OPEN A CAR
Fugitive Thugs Leave a Wounded
Comrade to Be Captured on the
Arrival of the Posse at the
Scene Thls Morning.
ONE ROBBER CAPTURED.
At 4 o'clock this morning: the report
was received from Corbett that Con
nerslwas the leader of the bandits who
waa ireported killed by Engineer Barrett.
f At 2:80 this morning Sheriff Storey
telephoned The Oregoenlan from Cor
bett that one of the robbers had been
captured. The "bandit was found lying
on the railroad track near the scene
of the hold-up. He was shot through
the head with buckshot, and was bad
ly wounded, although still alive. He
was found at 2:30 A. M., shortly after
the arrival of the posse on the special
train at Corbett. He gave his name
as Jim Conners, and said he was from
Portland, although he refused to tell
who his companions were. Re Is .a
young man, about 25 years old. The
wound he bears is on the right side
of tha head, above the eye, and when
found ho wa3 bleeding profusely. Ho
was placed on the special train and
sent back to Portland.
In the posse that will continue the
search are Sheriff Storey, Captain
James Nevlns, of the Plnkertons; Depu
tlea Matthews and Schneider; Detec
tive Hartman and Tardmaster Fitzgerald,
In an unsuccessful attempt made by
four masked men to hold up and rob the
O. R. & N. overland train leaving Port
land last night at 8:15 o'clock one of the
robbers wag shot and Instantly killed and
Engineer Ollle Barrett, of Portland, was
wounded. Express Messenger Fred Kor
ner fired the shot that slew the bandit,
and the bullet, after passing through his
body, wounded the engineer, striking him
In the left shoulder.
The men had badly "bungled the Job af
ter having successfully stopped the train
and compelled the engineer and firemen
to accompany them In their work. In
stead of attacking the express car they
blew open the door of the baggage car
with dynamite. The noise aroused the
express messenger, and he opened his
door and fired at the. leading robber, who
stood at the time but a few feet from
The death of the unknown bandit, ap
parently the leader of the party, dis
heartened the- others, and they aban
doned the attempt to rob the train. Not
a shot was fired in return, and the ban
dits escaped before the express messenger
The hold-up was attempted on the curve
west of the tunnel which appears above
mile post 21, at about 9:30 o'clock. Two
masked men stole aboard the train at
Troutdale, hiding on thq "blind" end of
the baggage car. A short distance out
from Troutdale the two men crept over
the tender and, covering Engineer Bar
rett and Fireman Stevenson with their re
volvers, ordered the train to proceed to
a point near mile post 21. When this spot
had been reached the bandits ordered the
engineer to stop.
Two. other men Joined the bandits at the
mile post, and the fpur ordered the en
gineer and fireman to accompany them
back to the express car. The robbers, ap
parently Ignoran of train formation and
very nervous, attacked the baggage car.
"When the doors were not opened prompt
ly they used dynamite and blew the
' Though he had been ordered, with the
fireman, to keep ahead of the party, En
gineer Barrett managed to slip behind the
leader. As the door to the express car
was opened and Korner's gun was poked
out, he was standing directly behind the
man who was under the door. Korner
fired Immediately, the bullet ' Instantly
killing the robber and wounding the en
gineer. The other bandits, frightened by
the shot, retreated.
Engineer Barrett was carried Into the
baggage-car and the train was run lntu
Corbett, where a telephone messabe wa.
sent to Portland to notify O. R. & N
officials of the hold-up. Under instruc
tions from Colonel Crooks, a special train
was ordered from The Dalles to mee.
the passenger train at Bridal Veil, and
andther engineer was sent out to taki
the train eastward. It was on this Dalle:
special that Engineer Barrett was after
ward brought to Portland.
The dead body of the bandit was left
lying at the scene of the hold-up, but
Engineer. Barrett Is of the opinion 'that
his -companions returned and removed it.
He believes : the men had a- boat lying
on the river bank and made their escape
In this manner.
The country-Is unusually rough near
tjie scene of the attempted robbery,1 and
it would be practically Impossible' for tne
robbers to escape - over,' the , hills. - The
Columbia River runs on one side of the
O. R. & X. tracks, while a high bluff
skirts the other.
Though the theory that the men escaped
by boat Is based entirely upon the knowl
edge he has of the surrounding country.
Engineer Barrett Is positive that ' this
meaiis of escape was the most reasonable
and almost the only one that could lie
Passengers Hide Valuables.'
When the " robbers stopped the train,
members of the train crew immediately
warned the passengers of the impending
peril. It Is related by those .who talke'd
with people on the cars that . the con
ductor ran through the coaches crying
a warning and urging every one to hide
valuables. Purses, watches and Jewelry
were hastily thrust under seat cushions.
Women screamed and some . passengers,
both men and women, attempted to hide
where they could be safe from the bul
lets that they expected to; fly t at ; any
time or where any robber making a trip
through the coaches would be unable to
Engineer Barrett lost his valuables.
These are lying on the platform at Bridal
Veil, and constitute the only loss, save
that which the company sustained, which
followed tho hold-up.
Novices at the Game.
All the actions of the four men, and
especially their precipitate flight when
the leader was shot down, indicate that
the hold-up was attempted by novices.
Railroad officials believe that the men
were either desperate Portland men or
that they lived somewhere along the rail
road. Their Bungling in blowing open
the baggage, rather than the express
car, and their action In permitting En
gineer Barrett to hide behind one of their
number are further indications that tho
men had no previous experience. They
acted at all times as though they were
nervous and were anxious to get away.
It Is extremely doubtful whether the
robbers would have attempted to Interfere
with the passengers, even had they suc
ceeded In robbing the express car.
A posse left Portland shortly after mid
night last night for the scene of the hold
up. Captain J. P. Nevins, of Pinkerton's
Agency, accompanied the party on behalf
of the railroad company, while Sheriff
Storey and several deputies represented
the peace officials.
Posse Delayed In Starting.
The posse was delayed an hour from the
fact that Sheriff Storey could not be
reached by telephone. A messenger had
to be sent for him, and it is estimated
that an hour's time was necessary, to
summon that official. When the posse
had been assembled at the depot another
delay in locating the special train bring
ing the wounded engineer to Portland was
experienced, and it was found that the
special had left Troutdale before orders to
pass the posse's special could be delivered.
As a result, the posso had to wait until
the special reached the city.
Sheriff Storey had an interview with En
gineer Barrett as soon as the special train
reached Portland. The Sheriff was par
ticularly anxious to get the engineer's
views as to the manner in which the ban
dits might have escaped, and departed for
the manhunt without searching for a de
scription of the men concerned in the af
fair. The hold-up opcurred at 9:30 o'clock, 21
miles from Portland. The special train
carrying the posse did not leave the city
until 12:30 o'clock this morning, and In
that time the bandits. If not encumbered
by a wounded man or the dead body of
their leader, could have walked back to
Engineer's Hurts Slight.
The wounded engineer was hit, It Is be
lieved, by a spent ball. The bullet hit
him in the shoulder, and he declared that
he suffered hardly any pain. His wife and
son were at the depot to greet him, and
he shook hands cheerfully, not only with
the members of his family, but with
friends as well. He declared that his
wound was a trifle, though the air in the
caboose In which he was riding gave him
NO USE FOR : M-CLELLAN
Boss Murphy : Too ; Intimate
DEAL SHACKS OF TWEED RULE
Secretary of New York Citizens'
Union Finds His Position Unten
able Since Publication of Let
ters About Low to Jerome.
THE MAYORALTY VOTE.
Van Wyck, Dem 233,997
Low, Clt.-UnIon 151,540
Xracy, Rep 101,803
George, Jeff. Dem "22,031
Sanial, Soc. Labor 14.12U
Low, Fus 200,823
Shephard, Dem 265,177
Hanford, Soc. Dem 0,834
Kelnard. Soc, Labor 0.213
Mamevlc, Pro i,2tH-
(Concluded on Page 7.)
NEW YORK, Sept. 23. Hugh McLaugh
lin, Democratic leader of Kings County,
authorized a statement to-day, in view of
the conflicting reports circulated for some
timo regarding the position of the Kings
County Democracy on the proposed nomi
nation of Congressman George B. McClel
lan for the mayoralty, that he is willing
to say it Is true the Kings County organ
ization regards the proposed nomination
of McClellan as inadvisable, because of
Mr. Mcpiellan's Intimate relation to the
leader of Tammany Hall, and the fact that
he is not known to the public as a strong
man personally. Should leader. Murphy
Insist on McClellan's nomination in the
face of the opposition of Kings County, he
would. In Mr. McLaughlin's opinion, "In
cur a wholly unnecessary risk of defeat
at tbe polls."
Wero the reports true, as stated In some
newspapers, that Mr. Murphy had offered
tho nomination of Mr. McClellan, the vet
eran leader of the Kings County Democ
racy said he should have to conclude that
Murphy had fallen back on the old Tam
many tactics of Tweed's time, "which
brought nothing but ruin to the party."
Honesty, Not Graft, Wanted.
"Kings County," he said, "insists upon
nothing except that the nominee shall be
a Democrat likely to attract and not repel
independent voters;, a man whose recog
nided Integrity, whose force of character
would furnish assuranceto the people that
honesty and not graft would flourish un
der his administration."
R. Fulton Cutting, president of the Citi
zens Union, and a leader in the fusion
movement against Tammany, today re
plied to-heletter given out last night by
District Attorney William Travers Je
rome on Mayor Low's renomination. In
Jerome's letters were embodied severa
from Secretary Thomas Fulton, of the Cit
izens' Union. Mr. Cutting 'declares the
publication of Mr. Fulton's "amazing let
ters" had done him great service, since he
now knows the source of the persistent
reports of the alleged antagonism of Citi
zens' Union district leaders to Mr. Low's
nomination. Mr. Cutting added that Mr.
Fulton's letter of the three embodied in
Mr. Jerome's communication, reflecting
upon the conduct of the District-Attor
ney's department, expresses an opinion
which 13 shared by very few of his fellow
- Citizens' Union Secretary Is Out.
Secretary Thomas A. Fulton, of the Citi
zens Union, 1 whose correspondence with,
Mr. -Jerome the latter made public, re
signed his'offlce today at a meeting of the
Union. Mr. Fulton made an address ex
plaining his actions and position, and then
left the meeting and waited while the
members of the executive committee de
bated on tho question as to whether to
accept his resignation which ho had of
fered" In his speech. "When tho meeting
broKe up'F. C. Huntington, secretary of
tho executive committee, said a resolu
tion had been offered by R. Fulton Cutting,
who presided, accepting Mr. Fulton's res
ignation, and thanking him for his past
services to the Citizens' Union. The reso
lution was adopted with the understanding
that Mr. Fulton should later send In a for
mal . letter of resignation, which should
be accepted In turn.
LOW NAMED BY TWO PARTIES.
Citizens' Union and Republicans.
Also Agree on Grout and Fornes.
NEW YORK. Sept. 23. The Republican
and Citizens' Union committees met to
night, the former at the Grand Central
Palace and the latter at Cooper Union,
and nominated to head the city ticket the
candidates decided on at the conference
of the anti-Tammany forces:
Seth Low, for Mayor; Edward M. Grout,
for Controller, and Charles V. Fornes for
President of the Board of Aldermen.
The Republican Convention met. early in
the afternoon and adjourned until evening
out of respect to the memory of Frederick
S. Gibbs, of the Republican National Com
mittee, whose chair, as a member of his
district delegation, was draped In mourn
The platform adopted when the conven
tion reassembled declared that "the Re
publicans of New York unqualifiedly in
dorse the efficient and businesslike admin
istration of Mayor Low, Controller Grout
and President Fornes," and declared that
every principle of two years ago had been
fulfilled In letter and spirit. The Issue of
the campaign was declared to be the con
tinuance of "this honest, intelligent "and
At the convention of the Citizens' Union
R. Fulton Cutting, as chairman of the
conference committee, presented the
names of the three candidates, seconding
speeches were made and the nominations
were then voted, after which the conven
JEROME WILL NOT QUIT.
District Attorney Will Fight Low to
the Bitter End.
NEW YORK, Sept. 23. When told that
the fuslonists had nominated Low, Grout
and Fornes, District Attorney Jerome
"I assume that the platform In its gen
eral scope and trend will be what It was
in the last campaign that Is, that It will
substantially be a drawing of the line be
tween decency and indecency.
"I should be discouraged more than I
have words to express by the action of the
two conventions tonight did I believe they
were the sincere and untrammeled ex
pressions of the delegates to those con
ventiops. Upon the information of men
good and true and loyal, I have made my
flght, such as it was. I have not one
word to retract, change, amend or soften.
Everything I have said is absolutely true,
and is known to be so. I will flght this
fight. If such a man as I can be of service,
to the bitter end, and when It Is finished
I- will shake the dust from my feet, and
until I can And leaders to whom truth
means more than sham and hypocrisy, to
whom faith Is even greater than victory,
I will stand afc I have stood, alone."
GROSSCUP TO RESIGN.
Noted Chicago Judge Will Become
Counsel to Northern Securities.
CHICAGO, Sept. 23. It was reported to
night that Judge Peter S. Grosscup, of
the United States Circuit Court, Is about
to resign from the bench to accept the
position of general counsel to the North
ern Securities Company. Judge Grosscup
was not In the city tonight, and the re
port could not be confirmed.
Noted Writer on Theology.
PHILADELPHIA, Sept 23. Rev. Henry
R. Perclval, a prominent Protestant Epis
copal divine, died last night at his coun
try home in Devon, a suburb. He was 4S
years of age. Dr. Perclval was an ex
tensive writer on theology, many of his
books being used as standard works in
nearly all of the Episcopal theological
seminaries of this country. One of his
last essays was his defense of the use of
incense, which was read before the court
of the Archbishop of Canterbury in London.
CANDIDATES FOR GOVERNOR OF MARYLAND
EDWIN WARFIELD, DEMOCRAT.
STEVENSON A. WILLIAMS, REPUBLICAN.
Edward Upsets'AII Rules
. in Cabinet Crisis.
USES FOIL POWER OF VETO
New Ministry Will Not Be
Named at Whim of Premier,
LORD LANSDOWNE IS UPHELD
Rnlcr Holds His Mistakes in the
Boer War Were Due to the Sys
tem Important Conferences
Continue at Balmoral.'
POWERS OF THE CROWN.
Th powers of the? crown In England
are but vaguely understood, and even
In the most Important matter of form
ing a new ministry cannot be accurately
defined, since the. procedure is entirely
a matter of custom, not of law. King
Edward has the power to veto any ap
pointment to the Cabinet, but It is
doubtful how far he would uso It. In
a similar manner the crown can vfcto
any act of Parliament, but none has
been so treated since Queen Anne
vetoed the Scottish militia, bill.
LONDON. Sept, 23. The political crisis
has taken on a phase which lends to
the present situation a historical and con
stitutional Importance of almost unpre
cedented interest. The King has inter
fered, not unconstitutionally beyond the
powers vested in the crown, but in the
exercise of. his prerogatives to an ex
tent never dreamed of In the Victorian
Premier Balfour's continued presence
at Balmoral has given rise to much sur
mise and comment, but the Associated
Press Is able to state definitely that it
Is the King's determination not to as
sent to the formation of a new cabinet
until thoroughly satisfied its personnel
and combination is such as to Insure tho
efficient carrying out of national affairs
pending the resumption of Parliament.
For years previous cabinets were ap
pointed or ministerial vacancies filled by
the mere presentation to the sovereign of
the names of the new Ministers.
Does Away With Tradition.
King Edward has done away with this
(Concluded on Second Page.)
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER.
Kings County. New York. Democracy will op
pose Congressman McClellan for Mayor on
tlie ground of his being Tammany candidate.
New Vork Citizens Union and Republicans
name Mayor Low to head their tickets.
Attorney Rayner. of Schley case fame, is a
candidate for Senator from Maryland.
King Edward is overriding all precedents In
using his veto power In Cabinet crisis.
Car.a-.a concludes its argument In Alaskan
boundary case, and the United States opens.
Turkey, apparently is taking no steps to end
massacres In Macedonia, and war is again
Imminent. Page 2. .
Pension Department Is determined to get In
dian War muster rolls which T. A. Wood,
of Portland, declines to give up. Page 2.
Surveyor-General Eagleson, of Idaho, denies
he Is snubbing his chief clerk. Page 2.
Investigation of Ala.kan land . affairs shows
them to be regular. Page 2.
Ironworkers vote to seat Sam Parks and his
New York delegation. Page .1.
Man in Vancouver. B. C is Identified by girl
as murderer of her brother In 1001, and her
criminal assailant. Page 2.
Unitarian minister declares his church has no
theology, and evokes a lively debate at con
vention. Page 7.
Prince Alert lowers the mile pacing" record to
1 :37. Pace 0.
Scores of Pacific Coast League: Portland 13,
Seattle 12; San Francisco 6. Sacramento 4.
Scores of Pacific National League: Butte 4.
Salt Lake 1; Spokane 8. Seattle 2- Page, 6.
Favorites upset at the Multnomah Fair Asso
ciation races. Page G.
Burke, the fugitive, expected to return for
mall: oHlcers watching for him. Page 4.
Judge McBrlde. at Astoria, sentences three men
to the penitentiary. Page 5.
Thousands of acres of hay land burnlnc in
Lake County. Page 4.
Daniel Deater. of Baker City, makes gallant
rescue of brothers and sisters at risk of life.
Commercial and Marine.
Review of local produce and Jobbing markets.
New York stock market dull and weak.
Wheat slumps at Chicago. Page 15.
San Francisco produce quotations. Page 15.
Hop dealers securing 10-day options. Page 15.
Loading o.f grain ships resumed. Page 11.
Portland and Vicinity.
Four masked men hold up O. R. & N. overland
near Corbett; one bandit Is killed, and
Engineer Barrett wounded; robbers escape
without booty. Page 1.
Master Builders of Pacific Coast Jriay combine
against unions. Page 11.
Babies compete for prizes, at CarnlvaL Page 10.
Methodists of Oregon will hold Jublleoconfer-
ence at Salem. Page 10.
Judge Cieland decides that no tax levy can
be made until September, 1004. Page 11.
Chairman Wittenberg and Director Williams
clash at School Board meeting. Page 16.
Six young women pass library examination.