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THE MOBBING OREGONIAN, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 19M.
CUPID IS HARD HIT
Divorce Mill Grinds Out Fate
of Mismated Ones.
FOUR DECREES ARE GRANTED
New Suits of Sensational Nature Ar
Filed, One Woman Asking a DI
vorce Because, She Alleges,
Husband Pinched Her.
Four divorces were granted by Judge
Cleland yesterday. Alice Clark was di
vorced from R. E. Clark because he was
ronvicted of horsestealing in Harney
County in November, 1502, and sentenced
to five years in the penitentiary. The
parties were married in Burns, April 14,
18S3. and have two children.
Walp C. O'Donald testified that her hus
band, W. H. O'Donald, deserted her in
August, 1901. and has since that time con
tributed nothing whatever for her support.
They were married in Portland In 1S77.
Mrs. O'Donald was allowed to resume her
maiden name, Kirby, and was also de
creed to be the owncrjn her own right of
certain pr-jperty in Alblna. The bonds of
matrimony were dissolved.
Jane I. Gragg was divorced from Israel
S. Gragg because o'f desertion and was
allowed to resume her former name, Mc
Donald. The litigants were married In
Portland, October 3. 1900. Mrs. Gragg tes
tified that her husband left her in Sep
tember. 1P02, and she does not know- his
Married at Thirteen.
Rose May Jennings told the court that
she was married to William Jennings at
Fort Scott. Kan., September 4, 1895, and
at the time the ceremony was performed
she was only 13 yoars old. She said' she
always conducted herself in a proper man
lier and fulfilled her duties as a wife, but
notwithstanding her husband abandoned
bcr in October, J88D, and since absolutely
refused to provide for her support- There
ia one child 6 years old with the mother.
Her maiden name. Noret. was restored to
ker and the divorce was granted.
Says He Deserted Her.
Suit for the dissolution of a matrimonial
bond was commenced in the State Circuit
Court yesterday by Addle M. Mauscau
against Carroll M. Mauscau.
In her romplaint the plaintiff alleges
that she was married to the defendant
in Duluth. Minn., in 1S$3. and that he de
serted her November 21. 1903, and refuses
to return to her. Mauscau is assistant
manager of a telephone company at Du
luth and receives a salary of $200 per
month. Mrs. Mauseau avers that he re
futes to provide for her support or that
of their child, a son 10 years old.
Alleges He Pinched Her.
Majmlr Hardy wants a legal separation
zrcm Anthony Hardy because, she avers,
ie threatened to kill her and has cursed
and abused and been guilty of all manner
of cruel treatment towards her. She filed
& complaint against him In the State Cir
cuit Court yesterday for a divorce,
through her attorney. Claude Strahan.
Mrs. Hardy says her husband Is of a
jealous disposition and frequently became
enraged at her without cause when he ap
plied all mannor of opprobrious epithets to
ncr. She is of a sensitive disposition and
was greatly humiliated by such con
duct. He grabbed her by the wrists
once she alleges, and twisted and
wrenched them so as to cause permanent
injury. He also had a habit of pinching
her causing bruises and black and blue
On a. certain occasion, Mrs. Hardy as
serts, her husband struck her on the head
live or six times. At The Dalles in No
vember, 1J02, when they were returning
home from a visit to friends he pinched
her. and pinched her again In July. 1903.
At another tlmo she states he loft her
on the street in Portland to go into a
i!oon to get a drink. He did not come
out for two hours, and when she rcmon
strated he struck her with a beer bottle
and threatened to kill her. Again in Oc
tober, 1901. she says he pinched her and
threatened to take her life. They were
married in March. 1S99.
FILED FOR PROBATE.
County Court Receives Will of Late
The vcili .of Jane Abraham, deceased.
was filed for probate In the County Court
yesterday. It is not known that Mrs.
Abraham left any property of any con
siderable value. If any there be. it -is to
be distributed as follows: To Fremont
I Abraham, one-third of the whole. All
the rest and residue is bequeathed Lewis,
Jacob M. and Lyman B. St. John, broth
ers of the testatrix, and to the children
of deceased sisters, Naby Crawford
.Nancy Reobe and Charity Hughes. The
snares will amount to about one-ninth
carh. The will is dated May 2S, 1901, and
was witnessed by Isewton McCoy and
Hatlle J. Wilson. Fremont L. Abraham is
named as executor without bonds.
Jane Abraham was the widow of James
Abraham, a pioneer resident of East Port
Sana James Abraham gave largely to
trurcfc and charitable purposes during
nu lifetime. Including the Centenary M.
E Church, and the Portland Hospital at
Jsunnysldo. After his death Mrs. Abra
nam turned over all the property to
trustees for theological purposes. Later
she sued and recovered the property, ex
rcpt a considerable portion of It, which I
went to lawyers. Indebtedness, lnclud-
jng claims held by the church on notes
executed by James Abraham before he
ciod, used up about all that was left.
The notes wore ddnations to the building
fmd. Recently J. P. Finlcy, who has not
ct been paid his bill covering tho funeral
expenses of Jane Abraham, filed a peti-t.-n
in the County Court asking to have
thr will filed. Mr. McCoy, in whoso
,-ssession it was. had previously offered
f flle it. and now has done so.
EMPLOYES ARE INDICTED.
Grand Jury Is After Employes of War
A joint indictment was returned by the
pTand Jury yesterday against Billy Hum
phreys, Al Nelmcycr. J. H. Marshall, J.
N, Fleshman. M. L. Degren, J. E. Steph
ens and J. E. Culllson, former employes
cf tho Warwick Club poolroom, under the
nuisance statute. The indictment is
coufhed in the same terms as the one
previously filed against Xeasc. the man
ager of the place, and provides that the
accused on October 20, 1904, and contin
uously until November following, did wil
ful' y and wrongfully commit an act which
grossly disturbs the public peace, and
openly outrages the public decency and is
Injurious to public morals, by then and
there, for gain, habitually selling pools
upon horseraces and habitually procuring
IClc and cvil-dlspdsed persons to come to
their house and buy pools, and to bet
upon horseraces, to the common nuisance
of all good citizens, and contrary to the
statutes in such cases made and provided
and against the peace and dignity of the
Ftate of Oregon. The indictment is dat
ed November S, 19M, and the witnesses
whose names appear on it are Graham
Glass. J2- W. Hodgklnson, L. C. Marccllus,
David A. Pattullo. John Bain and Thomas
Honeyman. It is signed John Plan
ning, District Attorney.
Files an Answer.
The Orecon Water Power & Railway
Company, in answer to the damage suit
of Lizzie T. Suess. alleges that on May
11. 1904, she attempted to board a car at
Front and Madison streets wniie it was in
motion, and fell to the street. The in
juries she sustained, it is alleged, were
the result of her own negligence. The an
swer admits that the car had stopped at
Front and Madison streets, but says It
had been started before Mrs. Suess came
.long and tried to get on.
Decisions will be announced by Judge
Sears this morning in the following cases:
Fleckcnsteln. Mayer Co. vs. Bradley &
Germansen, merits: Miles & Piper Com
pany vs. Bowers & Wright and Globe
Wall Paper Company vs. Bowers &
Wright, merits; Oregon Railroad & Nav
igation Company vs. Amanda Larsen,
Judge George will decide:
Mc"LaughlIn vs. McLaughlin, matter of
allowance of suit money: Lynds vs. Clark
et al., demurrer to complaint: W. C Fis
cher vs. S. W. Cone Lumber Company et
al., motion to strike out parts of com
plaint; Ford vs. Blazier et al., motion
to 'strike out parts of complaint; Port
land Union Stockyards vs. Multnomah
Count, motion to strike out parts of
amended complaint: Slinger vs. Kinney,
motion to make complaint more definite
and certain: Bates vs. Weigand et al., de
murrer to complaint: Klncaid vs. City of
Portland, motion to supersede writ of re
view; Kadderly vs. City of Portland, de
murrer to complaint; Myers et al. vs City
of Portland ct al.. demurrer to complaint;
Omet vs. Yeibn, motion to make complaint
more definite and certain: Wall vs.
Haines, demurrer to complaint: Gent
kow vs. Portland Railway Company, mo
tion to make complaint more definite and
SAVES HM BY FAINTING.
Mrs. Mary Hunter Collapses When
Husband Is Covered With Revolver.
Believing her husband was to be shot
down before her eyes on the steamer
Joseph Kellogg, Mrs. Mary Hunter foil
In a faint yesterday afternoon and prob
ably saved his life by her involuntary
Angered to the point of murder by the
refusal of Hunter to pay him 53, alleged
to be due him for wages, i'eter uison
whipped out a heavy-caliber revolver and
shoved the muzzle against his intended
"Pay me. or I'll blow out your heart,"
shouted the drunken and enraged Olson,
It was a most dramatic moment and
threatened to end in a foul murder.
While Olson still pressed his revolver
against Hunter's heart., Mrs. Hunter
came into the room and. seeing the
peril of her husband, gasped and fell to
The fainting - woman unnerved Olson,
apparently, and, although Hunter failed
to comply with his demands relative to
the payment of the wages, the revolver
wielder imagined were due him, he did
not pull the trigger.
The Intense excitement of the moment
had rendered Hunter so that he was for
the time unable to defend himself, but
at last he grappled with Olson and
wrenched the revolver from his hands.
In the meantime, friends had rushed in.
They revived Mrs. Hunter and took her
to her stateroom.
Policemen from the Central Station
were dispatched, in response to an emer
gency call, and after shackling Olson,
carried him to the City Jail in a patrol
wagon. He was booked on a charge of
attempted murder. Today he will prob
ably be face to face with the additional
counts of threatening to kill, pointing a
loaded weapon at another, carrying a
concealed weapon and drunk and dis
orderly. Hunter is chief steward of the Kellogg,
and Olson has for a time been serving
under him as pantryman. Yesterday
morning he quit his Job and went up
town, where he imbibed freely. Ho was
so desperate that It took several strong
men to subdue him, and during the prog
ress of tho fight on the boat the lights
were knocked out- of their places and
the lamps demolished; windows were
smashed and things torn up in general.
TO BUILD CLUB HOUSE.
Concordia Club May Decide to Build
in Near Future.
The Concordia Club at a meeting Thurs
day night decided that it should have a
new clubhouse of its own and a commit
tee was appointed to investigate sites and
learn the cost of a suitable structure.
There were many influential members of
the club at the meeting and they ex
pressed themselves willing to finance tho
undertaking u the expense was Teason
Though no definite decision was made as
to the location of the new clubhouse, it
was more or les? generally agreed that it
should be further up town than the pres
ent location at Sixth and Alder streets.
The district between Fifteenth and Twen
tieth . streets was considered most favor
ably. This matter will come up for fur
ther discussion when the committee ap
pointed reports tho available sites. The
probable cost will be $20,000.
If Babr Is Cottlnr Teeth.
Be cere and use that old and well-tried remrdr.
Mrs. YTlnalow'a Boo thins Syrup, lor child re a
teething. It boo tho the child, sotteaa the rums.
.nays au pain, cures wina colic asa ciur&oe.
Miss HaUie Erminie Tives Comes to Town
Talented Authoress of "Hearts Courageous" and "The Castaway"
Is in Portland Gathering Local Color for a New Novel.
EN of Portland do x your best this
week! Wear your most Western
clothes and keep your character
istics ready to use at a moment's notice,
for Hallic Erminie Rives is in town look
ing lor the component part of a hero for
her next novel. VI say component ad
visedly, for she admitted to me that she
had found part of the gentleman In ques
tion while visiting in Butte, Mont. Just
exactly what part she declined to say. It
might have been his clear-cut features,
his well-moulded head, his nice straight
legs, his powerful square shoulders, or
even the set of his tweed business suit;
but, be that as it may, it is well to be on
the alert, for In the manufacturing of a
hero it is necessary to boll down six or
dinary human 'characters before concen
tration occurs and the real metal appears
ready for print
She didn't want to talk shop at all, but
after we had exhausted the subjects of
roses and Portland's beautiful location. I
gave her the choice between the new book
or Mary MacLane. Miss Rives. leaned
back among the pillows, and smiled hu
morously "Please please spare me on the sub
ject of Mary, for I talked her all the time
I was in Butte and ever since I left Butte.
Did I see her devil? Well, not exactly,
but I think I got pretty close to him when
I went down in some of those mines.
Surely there was only a thin wall separat
"Going down in those mines Is an un
canny experience" which I would not care
to repeat but, after descending one, I
had to go down the others or become un
popular, you know! Each of the three po
litical organs there has Its big mine. Its
own newspaper and its own social clique.
I was royally entertained. The Amalga
mated ladies would invite me here and the
THEY TAKE IT EASY
Executive Board Dodges the
ACCEPTANCE IS RESCINDED
Official Body Deals Blow to Tanner
Creek Sewer and Considers Peti
tion of Police Officers Who
Want More Salary.
No leak in the roof of the City Hall
was apparent yesterday aftornoon. Nev
ertheless some of the moisture outside
must certainly have leaked Into the big
commlttee-room on the third floor, for
though the Executitve Board transacted a
mass of business including rescinding the
acceptance of the Tanner-Creek sewer,
all the scheduled fireworks were damp
ened and fizzled miserably.
For Instance, the fire committee was
loaded to stand by its report in the case
of W. Hanson, the fire captain, suspended
for assaulting M. L. Crane. But W. L.
MRS. MAVERICK'S OWN STORY.
By special arrangement with her pub
lisher?. The Sunday Oregonlaa tomor
row will publish a page epitome of "Mrs.
Maybrlck' Own Story: My Fifteen Lost
Year." In seclusion and under the
shelter of a friend's roof. Mrs. May
brick, ever since her arrival In America,
baa devoted all her time to this recital.
It Is literally her own story and pitifully
Boise had taken a last long look in the
charter book and successfully sprung the
high cards up his sleeve. When the com
mittee reported Its second findings and
recommended that Hanson be fined 523,
removed to another company and allowed
full pay for time of suspension, Mr. Boise
merely asked if an extra man had been
employed in his place. Chief Campbell
admitted this was true, and City Auditor
Devlin, when called upon as authority.
said that pay could not be allowed under
those circumstances, according to the
charter. Hanson will not be fined the
$23, but will lose his pay for two months,
a more severe punishment than the Are
Without a single word of opposition.
the resolution rescinding the acceptance
of the Tanner-Creek sewer on October 21
was passed. The resolution recited that
as "false representations had been made.
etc." but did not lay any complaint at
the door of the City Engineer.
From the Pacific Construction Company
came a petition ror an extension of w
days upon the Morrison-street bridge.
The time for completion was December
4, but the petitioners promise to rush tho
work, and the bridge open for traffic in
less than 60 days. The special bridge com
mittee will confer with the City Attorney
and the officials of the old City & Sub
urban Company, which had a contract
with the city, before the extension Is
Major Langfltt, through United States'
District Attorney Hall, has called the at
tention of the city officials to the al
leged delinquency of tho city in not dredg
Incr the river near tho Morrison-street
bridge. This also went to the bridge com
Police Want More Pay. .
"The committee recommends that to the
Council." said Mr. SIchcl, when Mr. Dev
lin announced a petition of police of
ficers for higher salary.
"I haven't read It," said General Beebe,
the other member of the police commit
tee. But when the petition asking for a fiat
raise to $S5 a month was read, Mr. SIchel
"Let's see that; that Isn't the one I
mean," and the other member of the
committee had the laugh. It was re
ferred to the police committee.
Councilman Albec -sent in a remon
strance because a street improvement
contract held by the Oregon Real Estate
Company was being fulfilled. The street
runs through the company's property,
and an extremely low bid was submit
ted. As the last extension of time ex
pired yesterday. Mayor Williams directed
that the penalty of $2000 be collected.
The streets leading to the Lower Alblna
ferry will soon be put In such shape that
tho ferry can be used advantageously.
HAD PITY FOE THE BOY.
Judge Hogue Releases Youth Because
of Brother's Death.
John Burns selected an unfortunate mo
ment to steal a set of lines from a har
nessmaker. A few hours after he had
committed the theft, Thursday evening,
he received the sad intelligence that his
brother Robert had been killed at Walla
Walla by falling from a train. He hast
ened for the depot to take an outgoing
train in order to accompany the remains
to the home of his invalid mother at
Heinze ladles there, and the Clark ladies
another place :and sometimes they would
all gefmlxed up and there would be funny
situations. But, withal, what rare people
those residents of Butte are. They are
generous, openhearted. hospitable, edu
cated, cultured, and they know how to en
tertain and dress equal to anything In
"I found part of my hero there"
It was provoking to tell' Just that much
and nothing more, but no coaxing or ca
jolery would persuade this suave and Im
penetrable authoress to reveal the type
or character of tho man whom she had
selected In Butte to form one-sixth of her
hero. But she did go so far as to say that
It took at least six men to make up an
acceptable hero, but there she became a
veritable grandfather's clock, and stopped
"Well, how about the villain I like a
villain lots better than a hero anyway?"
"Don't you though?" (At last she was
going to talk character3 building.) "A
villain is so real so like the men we
know, while it is awfully hard to make
an acceptable hero for a book without
having him a bit soft. I'm glad you like
the villain he is so much more human
than the hero who never docs any wrong
and who makes such Impossible sacrifices.
"Oh, of course, I like them I even
made him the hero in my last book. Byron
Is my ideal character, and It must be ad
mitted that he was not an angel. You
don't know how proud and pleased I am
that "The Castaways" Is to be translated
Into five languages. Those people over
there In Europe love Byron. They didn't
know me from Adam, but as soon as they
learned that my book had their hero in
It they immediately set about having It
We talked a minute about the other
characters in the new book for which
Miss Rives is gathering material. It Is
to be an American novel of Western types,
Springfield. Mo. En route to the depot
he was arrested for larceny and locked
When the case was called before Judge
Hogue in Police Court yesterday morning
the boy pleaded for his liberty that he
might attend the body on the sad home
ward journeyx To the prisoner's pleas
for leniency were added those of his sis
ter, Mrs. Bert Twlgger. Between heart
broken sobs she asked that her recreant
brother might be allowed to take the
dead body of her other brother to a
mother who Is not expected to live long.
There was none else to perform this sad
duty, she said. Law had to yield to senti
ment In such a case. Judge Hogue let the
FOE TO LOCAL OPTION LAW.
Mayor of The Dalles Wants It Re
pealed. Though F. A. Seufert, Mayor and can
ner, of The Dalle3, has driven gambling-
out of his town and compelled saloons
to respect the law. he Is a foe to the
local option law and pledges himself
to do all he can to have it repealed by
the Legislature. Mr. Seufert does not
wish the law amended so as to be a
precinct option act, but desires all ves
tiges of it put off the statute books. In
its place he would retain the old act
which required as a sanction for a sal
oon the signature of a majority of tho
electors In a precinct and would extend
that method to Incorporated towns.
Mr. Seufert Is the man who defied tho
prophecies of many residents of The
Dalles by closing all gambling dens.
He did It without making a single ar
rest or spending- a dollar of tho city's
funds. Instead of pulling the gamblers
into court and putting the burden of
proof on the city or utate, he threat
ened to invade the dens, seize their
paraphernalia, furniture and every
thing portable in sight and sell It all
on the street corner to the highest bid
der. The gamblers therefore would
have to sue the city if they desired to
recover the value of their property
and would have to try their blandish
ments on a taxpayers jury and take
the burden of proof on their own
shoulders. They thought It wiser to
stop the games.
Just as soon as the games had stop
ped Mayor Seufert rounded up th sal
oonkeepers and told each that his li
cense would be summarily revoked at
the first act of Indecency or disorder In
his place of business. When Mr. Seufert
was in Portland the other day he said
all the saloons in The Dalles are con
ducting themselves properly. He ven
tured the prophecy that they would
continue to do so.
"I am no prohibitionist," he remark
ed; "no temperance man, so-called,, and
no Sunday man. One man is as good in
my eyes as another so long: as he be
haves himself. I do not care if he goes
to a church or a saloon on Sunday, but
he must not Interfere with his neigh
bor. And I shall use all my Influence
and power to destroy disreputable
Mr. Seufert would give Mayors arbi
trary power to revoke licenses of dis
orderly saloons. He says that author
ity In the hands of Mayors would set
tle saloon evils sooner than anything
T have vet to find a saloonkeeper, '
remarked Mr. Seufert, "who has" kept
a disorderly house after his attention
vyas called to the city ordinances and
Oregon needs a law, he said, that will
take the liquor question out of poli
tics. He suggested that Councils grant
licenses only if petitions therefor are
signed by a majority of the registered
electors in the precinct concerned.
WILL PE0VTDE HOSE BOOM.
St. Johns Directors Are Authorized to
Erect Two Temporary Buildings.
The directors of St. Johns School Dte-
trlct were authorized to spend $1000 in the
erection of two temporary schoolrooms at
the meeting of voters last evening. R. F.
Robinson. County School Superintendent,
was present, and by request addressed
the meeting, urging that ample facilities
be provided, not only for tho present, but
for the future. He made the remark that
nearly every schoolhouse in the county
Professor Robinson confirmed the state
ment made by Principal Teuscher. of the
St. Johns School, that 33 or -40 pupils were
enough for a single room. Some of the
people thought a room should accommo
date at least 50 pupils. Speaking of erect
ing a building separate from tho present
one in St. Johns, 3lr. Komnson saia ne
considered it better to have at least a
single ten-room building than to have two
small ones In different portions of the
The appropriation of $1000 was voted
unanimously for temporary relief, and
steps for a permanent building will come
later. Enrollment in tho St Johns School
was reDorted at 307. and the actual at
tendance at 290 in the six rooms. Work
will be started on the temporary rooms
at once. They will be ready In about two
Will Change Accident Policies.
NEW YORK. Dec. 9. The executive
committee of the International Associa
tion of Accident Underwriters, at a meet
insr here, has agreed to reduce the period
for which weekly Indemnity will be paid
under health policies from 62 to 2o weeks:
This goes Into effect on January l.
Southern Pacific Declares Dividends
NEW YORK. Dec 9. A dividend of 3&
percent has been declared on tho pre
ferred stock of Soutnern jpacinc company.
written directly from Western people'. 'She
said she had seen so much- copper lately
that she had decided to -get away from
the tawney red hair; In fac that she
might carry the heroine clear through the
book before deciding what color her "hair
and eyes shall be. Not .that the lady
will go to press in this bald-headed con
dition oven poetic license would not per
mit of that. She will be crowned with
a wealth of gold in all probability, though
chestnut-brown has not been entirely ta-
"Joking aside; I want, my heroine to
leave a good taste in the mouth and a
wholesome influence with the reader.
want her as fragrant as the Oregon roses
-could I wish her more than that?"
"The Castaways," Miss Rives last book.
is having a tremendous success, and her
Western novel will be keenly anticipated.
Her second book. "As the Heart Panteth,'
was written here in Portland, although
It Is a story of the Gouth. She was visit
ing here at that time, about six years
ago, and says she has never forgotten
the inspiration she received during the
hours spent on the heights surrounding
"Old Mount Hood always seemed to
me like some great monument looking
and reaching up to God, and I never tired
of looking at It.
A fellow traveler of Miss Rives tell3
a capital joke on a fruitvendcr in Omaha,
who was put to route by the quick wit
of the Virginia authoress. In chans
Ing cars at that point the fruitman came
through the station with a basket of
beautiful red apples. Miss Rives hastily
selected tne nnest one and bit Into it be
fore she opened her purse.
"How much? she asked as she ate.
"Twenty cents." replied the vender.
"Twenty cents!" she exclaimed. "Bless
me, I didn't know we were In Eden
thought this was Omaha!" 21. M.
CUTS HIS THROAT
Ex -Policeman Frank Olsson
Tries to Commit Suicide.
DOCTORS SAY HE WILL LIVE
Mrs. Olsson Finds Her Husband Lying
on Floor in Basement-Room of
Scottish Rite Cathedral-in
Pool of Blood.
While in a fit of despondency at 2 o'clock
esterday afternoon, ex-Policeman Frank
Olsson, janitor at the Scottish Rite Cathe
dral, attempted to commit suicide by
slashing his throat with a pocketknlfe.
Although, he succeeded In cutting a deep
gash, the attending physicians believe he
When Mrs. Olsson entered the room in
the basement in which her husband made
the attempt on his life she was startled to
see him lying on the cement floor. Blood
was- freely flowing- from the wound In his
throat. He was unconscious.
Quickly Mrs. Olsson summoned Dr. K.
A. J. MacKenzie. Upon his arrival he
immediately ordered that the wounded
man be removed to St. "Vincent's Hospital.
The emergency ambulance from the Cen
tral Stables was called and In It Olsson
was taken to that Institution.
At the hospital Dr. Taylor dressed the
wound. Late last night it was announced
that Olsson will recover, but it will re
quire several weeks. Intimate friends of
Olsson declare that he has been mentally
unbalanced for a time. They aver that
he has done many peculiar things, which
have caused comment among those who
"Olsson was not in his right mind when
he attempted to take his life." said P. S,
Malcolm. "He was laboring under mental
strain. He Is not the man to do such
Olsson is very well known in Portland,
having lived here all his life. During
January, 1903, he was appointed to be
patrolman on the police force. He served
under ex-Captain Parker, then command
ing the second relief. He was suspended
after serving three months. There was
trouble over some bills submitted to Chief
Hunt by various saloonkeepers on the
East Side. Olsson never defended himself
and was- dropped from the department.
Olsson had been serving in the Scottish
Rite Cathedral as janitor for the past IS
months. He did his work in a manner
pleasing to his employors and got along
well. With his wife he occupied apart
ments in the building, which Is situated at
Morrison and Lownsdale streets.
Through the long, weary hours of the
night Mrs. Olsson remained with her hus
band. Sho declined to leave his side. The
shock of finding him in what she thought
was a dying condition has proved severe
AT THE THEATERS
What tho Press Agents Say.
"MISTAKES WILL HAPPEN."
Last Performance at the Columbia
This Afternoon and Evening.
People who go to the theater to be
amused and entertained hare never bad
a greater opportunity In Portland to grat
ify their desires than at the Columbia
Theater this week. Tho matinee this aft
ernoon and this evening's performance are
the last performances of the week for
that glorious and spirited farce comedy.
"Mistakes Will Happen," which has kept
up a steady stream of laughter and mer
riment at this popular theater, the bill
changing to "The Prodigal Daughter" to
morrow, Sunday afternoon matinee.
You must not miss "Mistakes Will Hap
pen," and scats should be secured early
for the rush is unusually large on Sat
Great Morality Play Both This After
noon and Tonight at the Marquam.
This afternoon at 3 o'clock and tonight
at 8:30 the famous Ben Greet players, of.
London, will present the great moraaty
play of the fifteenth century, "Every
man," at the Marquam Grand Theater.
The first performance was given yester
Matinee of "Darkest " Russia."
The special matinee at the Empire The
ater this afternoon promises to be well
attended to witness the big production of
"Darkest Russia. The intense melo
drama Is excellently interpreted by a very
capable company, and ' the gradual in
crease in business during the week Is evi
dence that the patrons of the up-town the
ater appreciate this class of entertain
ment. Last performance tonight.
Florence Roberts Next Week.
Florence Roberts will begin an engage
ment of one week at the Marquam Grand
Theater next Monday night. December 12.
Her great success. "Zaza." will be the
bill for the first two nights. "Tess of the
rrurbervllles," Wednesday night; "The
Adventure of Lady Ursula," Thursday
night; "A Doll's House," Friday night
and Saturday matinee; Marta. of tho
Lowlands," Saturday night. Seats are
"A Little Outcast."
Tomorrow matinee the big metropolitan
production of "A Little Outcast" will ap
pear at the Empire Theater for a limited
enjragement ot rour nignts. urns is tno
big scenic production which since Its start
three years ago has been the popular
favorite. All its characters are to be met
with dally in New York. It carries the
story from aristocratic Fifth avenue
what Devery terms "Double Fifth Ave
nue," down on the city map as Avenue
Tenth. New and original scenes are pre
sented. the most prominent being a pano
ramie view of the Battery at night, with
the great dome of the World building and
adjacent skyscrapers illuminated with
hundreds of incandescent lights; a bizarre
Chinese restaurant on Pell street, with Its
Oriental colorings; a fashionable woman
boudoir and the great water scene off the
Batten with the roar of the Incoming
tide, the fight In the waves and uie tnmi
Ing rescue by the police In an electric
launch, which Is the big spectacle of the
Seats for "The Billionaire."
The advance sale of seats for "The BII
llonaire," which comes to the Columbia
next Thursday nignt ana ?iaay matinee
December 15 and 16. will open next Tues
day morning. December 13, at 10 o'clock
In the lobby of the Marquam Grand
"A Chinese Honeymoon."
Among the early productions coming;
to the Marquam Grand Theater will be
the much-heralded Sam S. Shuberf
"A Chinese Honeymoon," with its long
and -profitable runs in New York, Phlla
delphia, Boston and Chicago. Its com
ing- here will be welcomed by our many
theatrical patrons. One of the numer
ous Ideas which went a long- way to
make "A Chinese Honeymoon" a suc
cess -was that the costumes are devoid
of short dresses and tights and - only
Chinese costumes and long- dresses pre-
ail. The book Is clean and not one
word is suggestive. In due time the
sale of seats will be announced.
AT THE VAUDEVILLE THEATERS
At the Arcade Today.
The matinees at the Arcade Theater
today offer many attractions to the
amusement-seeking- public. Restful
scenes of Rome, Naples and Venice will
appeal to the tired shopper, while the
Ivacious dancing- of the Montague
Sisters and the fun-making of Camp
bell and Shepp will entertain "all com
Next week, beginning Monday, the
famous family of Rennees will be the
feature act, introducing- the-three Ren-
nee children, aged 3, 4 and 5 years, as
the "Youngest Rough Riders in the
Rush at the Baker.,
The rush at the Baker still continues
and the public seems to be. as much taken
with Portland's great vaudeville theater
as when It first opened. Perhaps if you
will examine the bill for this week you
will understand why this is so. The best
acts in town will naturally draw the larg
est audiences. There are all kinds of
good ones. In fact, the bill is so ex
cellent as a whole that it Is almost Im
possible to single out any one act as the
headliner. See for yourself tonight if the
Baker is not the best of all. Don't take
our word for it. Pay the place a visit and
Good Time, for Bijou.
This afternoon or this evening will be
a mighty fine time to see all those. good
things on the Bijou's programme. There's
Hildebrandt. with his great muscular de
velopment and lifting feats; Qulzlna, his
direct opposite, with a graceful contor
tionist act; the Margesons, with a big
laughmaking turn, and Violet Ross, with
her art studies.
Lyric Bill Draws.
In spite of the fact that Christmas Is
approaching and that this season ot the
year is considered a dull one in the the
atrical business, the. Lyric continues to
entertain crowded houses. The bill this
week is one of the finest ever offered by a
vaudeville theater in this city and the
public appreciates a good thing. Conse
quently the house has been crowded at
each performance. Don t fall to see
Mitchell and his wonderful "auto girl"
and all the other stars on the list for this
Star's Sterling Attractions.
Today and tomorrow are the last
days of the sterling bill at the Star
Theater with the Threo De Graus as
"Foxy Grandpa and the Bad Boys;"
Coie Frances Bower, the wonderful
double-voiced prima donna, and Tipple
and Kllmmcnt, the eccentric musreal
comedians, as three of the eight allur
Next week an all-star bill starts
with tho Molassos. tho world's greatest
dancers; BImm Bomm Barr. In a nov
elty mfesical act; the four Close Broth
ers, acrobatic marvels, and the Field
ing Comedy Four, the greatest array
of vaudeville talent ever assembled on
a Portland stage.
The Grand a Favorite.
More than 15,000 people have visited the
Grand Theater this week, and still they
continue to flock in the house. The rea
son is a great bill, but the wonder will
come next week, beginning with Monday,
when an almost unparalleled programme
will bo presented. There will be ten top-
line acts, and two of the greatest sen
sations ever seen In vaudeville. Tne
Grand will find It difficult to hold the
crowds next week.
DELINQUENT BOLL SMALL.
Creditable Showing Made in Tax Col
The delinquent tax. roll for 1303 amounts
to only $16,000. which is the best showing
for many years past, and it Is expected
that this amount will be reduced by JIO.OOO
to $12,000 before the delinquent sale occurs
one month hence. The total amount of
the 1903 tax roll was J1.0S5.K2). When
Sheriff Word took office on July 5 there
remained about 5170,000 still to be taken in
J. W. Ferguson, chief deputy in the tax
department, reports that since July 5 and
including December 5, there has been col
lected and turned over to the County
Treasurer 5157,782. The amount delinquent
on real property Is about 516,000 and on
nersonal property nearly 55000. This is- a
most creditable showing. The amount ot
penalty collected, which all goes to the
countv, was 54558 and the amount or in
terest 527S3. This much more than pays
the expense of collecting taxes since July
5. Mr, Ferguson gave the County Com
mlssloncrs a statement showing just how
things stand on the tax roll up to date,
which Is the first time this has ever been
done. Of the sum collected since Sheriff
Word assumed the duties of his office the
distribution Into the various principal
funds was as follows:
Prom Julv 5 to December 5 inclusive
Poll $ 243.9G
State school - 19.78S.15
Road - s.wi.iH
Special county' (library) 700.68
Port or Portland 10.720.7
Cltr of Portland.... i 33.508.4!
City of St. Johns S2.1t5
School District No- 1 22.S63.:
The county also received the 545SS pen
alty and the other amounts were divided
among the outside school districts.
TO OPEN TEA BOOM.
Innovation to Be Presented by Young
Women's Christian Association.
The tearoom which the Young Worn
en's Christian- Association will open to"
day in Olds, Wortman & King's will be
something of an Innovation in i'oruapa
and much after the custom followed in
Eastern cities. While the ladles of the as
soclatlon are not prepared to open on
a large scale. It Is thought the accommo
dation wnlch Is offered will answer all
purposes at present. Something of this
nature In a refreshment-room has Ion;
been In demand in the shopping districts
of the city.
Miss Margaret WIshart. the efficient
teacher of the School of Domestic Science,
will be In charge of "the tearoom, and
will be prepared to serve hot tea, choco
late, coffee, sandwiches, cakes, salads
and all varieties of light refreshment
The room Is situated on the second floor
of the store, next to the rotunda in the
suit department, and Is easily accessible
by either elevator. Great Interest is be
ing displayed by the general public in
the venture, and many of the merchants
have shown their spirit by donating the
equipment, such as the electric stove,
power, chairs, tables and dishes.
In Time of Peace.
In the first months of tile Russia-Japan
war we had a strikinc example of the
necessity for preparation and the early
advantage ot tnose wno, so to speax,
"have shintrled their roofs In dry weath
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history and given to us our greatest men.
The individual as well as the Nation
should be Dreoared for any emergency.
Arc you prepared to successfully combat
the first cold you take? A cold can be
cured much more quickly when treated
as soon as it has been contracted and De
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Chamberlain's Couch Remedy is famous
for Its cures of colds and It should be kept
at hand ready for Instant use. or sale
by all druggists.
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