Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 31, 1904, Page 8, Image 8

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Chief Hunt Said to Have
Accepted $300
Accused Official Makes Em
phatic Denial.
E. A. Magoon Writes Employers That
Police Chief Had Been Paid
$300, but Machines Could
Not Be Run.
ntrt c.Mp.t of Police Hunt receive $300
from E. O. Magoon, a slot-macnme agent,
In October last, as a rjriDe to percnu.
nlckel-ln-the-slot machines to be oper-
ated for money?
Magoon wrote a letter to nis company
in the East in which tms statement i
made. Chief Hunt denounces me atser-
tnn i most tiosltlvft terms as false,
Th rrand iurv was engaged in lnvestl
gating this question yesterday. The
storv told around town, in connection
with the affair, is that; on October 14,
1904. E. O. Matroon wrote a letter to bis
principals In the East in response to one
ho had received from them, Informing
them he had been grafted by Chief Hunt
xo mu v-w, ' -- ----
to run tne macnines ior
Magoon explained, further, that gambling
was all closed In Portland, due to the
action oi uic Diiiu..
Flrm Takes Matter Up.
The firm in the East, in an effort to
nnllor mnnw due from aKCntS in UllS
part of the' country, sent on a lot of
correspondence received from these
agents to Murdoch os Moser, local at
torneys. This letter, speaking of the pay
ment of the $300 to Chief Hunt, was
among the number. Miller Murdoch, of
the law firm ln question, was a witness
before the grand jury yesterday afternoon
and. as he has shown this letter to sev
cral persons, he, no doubt, submitted it
to the members of the grand Jury for
thoir Inspection.
Inquire Into Police Affairs.
Tho investigation of Chief Hunt and his
manner of conducting police department
affairs took up considerable of the time
of the grand Jury session. Police officers.
called as witnesses, were L. Hirsch, C.
E. Foster, H. F. Gibson, J. A. Lee and
Officer Goltz.
Other witnesses who appeared before
the Jury were: John Bain, Robert Living
stone and D. A. Pattulo, members of the
Municipal Reform League. W. M. Kill
Ingsworth and Councllmen Flegel, Sigler
ana waiting, xt is reportea inai police
regulations generally are still a subject
of Inquiry by the grand Jury. The reason
certain saloons persistently break the
3 -o'clock closing ordinance and ,other
things are being looked into particularly.
Chief's Denial Emphatic.
TVhon Chief Hunt learned that a story
was in circulation to the effect that the
grand Jury" had "been shown a letter, al
leging ho accepted money for his prom
ise to let slot-machines run, he made
an emphatic denial.
"A great many things have been said
from time to time that I have given no
heed because of the irresponsible sources
from which they sprang," said the Chief.
"This has been particularly true ln the
past few weeks, during which time abso
lute falsehoods have been published by
persons who knew them to be false. But
R'hcn a matter such as this comes up,
and direct charges of grafting are made
against mo, I will not permit them to go
"It Is not true, and will be proved that
it Is not. but at this time I am not In
formed very well regarding the allega'
tions, If any have been made, because
ine sessions oi tne grand jury, I sup
posed, are secret, and having no relia
ble Information, I hardly know what, if
anything, has been charged against me
before the grand jury.
"I shall ask a full investigation, and
will demand that those who mav have
charged things against me show their
File Conflicting Documents in Di-
vorce Case.
F. P. Drake, an employment agent, says
he entered Into an agreement with his
wife, Mathilda Drake, on October 24.
1904, under tho terms of which they were
to dlvldo what property they had at that
date and "play quits." He says he
further agreed to pay her $75, and she
was thereupon to release him from all
matrimonial vows and to sign away her
right and tltlo to all property belonging
to mm. jjraxe sots up tnis agreement as
a defense to a suit recently filed by his
wife for support In tho State Circuit
Court. Ho says that by this agreement
Bne released him from all claims and de
mands ior maintenance and from all
matrimonial or marriage vows. Notwith
standing this contract, Drake recites that
he is willing to provide a home for Mrs.
Drake and provido for her support If she
will return to him and live with him as
his wife, which, he says, she has refused
to do. He alleges that he will not do anv.
thing towards her support so long as she
Iivos separate and apart from him.
Mitchell & Tanner appear as his attor
In her complaint, Mrs. Drake sets forth
tnat her husband sont her to Minnesota.
in June last, for the purpose of ridding
himself of her. She returned and he told
her he had a homo for her, but would
not tell her whore It was, or provide for
nor wants.
Restaurant Man Sues to Restrain
New Enterprise.
Leo Leon Mandelay, who asserts that
Russell &. Blyth agreed to lease to him a
store at 4 North Sixth street to conduct
a restaurant therein, yesterday filed suit
against the firm in the State Circuit
Court to restrain them from leasing or
renting, on the same block, another
place for a restaurant. Mandelay, in his
complaint, alleges that he was to have
a lease for one year at a monthly rental
of $120, and that it was made a. part of
the contract that there should be no other
restaurant In the block except one, which
is already there.
.rvu&sou ta ijiytn, it is alleged, now
threaten to lease another portion of the
block to parties for restaurant purposes.
Wants Money for Assault.
xraiwv weuen, a cook, asserts mat an
attempt to assault his little daughter
orace. a years old. was mado on Christ
mas day by C. Kellogg, a restaurant-
keeper, at 289 Stark street. Gellert. as
tne guardian or his child, has sued Kel
loss In the State Circuit Court for $5000
damages. Soon after the alleged assault
occurred Gellert caused a warrant to be
Issued In the Municipal Court for the arT
rest of Kellogg, but the latter could not
be found -when officers -went In search of
him. Gellert has applied to the State
Circuit Court for the appointment of a
receiver to take charge of the restaurant..
Do Not Lke to Walt.
The attorneys of Portland have filed a
petition in the State Circuit Court asking
that the argument of motions, -where.
only a brief time will be taken up, be
given preference over motions wnere tne
arguments consume an hour or two. The
object is to prevent attorneys from having
to wait around the courtroom until long
arguments have been completed before
they can present short motions, as some
times occurs. Judge George, who is the
presiding judge, will, no doubt, arrange
to make the -desired change.
Suit in Foreclosure.
The United Artisans have sued the Sun
set Land Company in the State Circuit
Court to foreclose a mortgage for 57000
on 3 acres of land. Interest Is due from
November 12, 1903.
hislop pays $250 A lot.
Compromise Reached in Union Ave
nue Fill Assessment.
The old Question of the Union-avenue fill
was the principal bone of contention at
the street committee meeting yesterday
afternoon in the City Hall. Messrs. Zim
merman, Merrill and Bentley were absent.
A report was received from viewers
Sharkey and Sherrett relating to the
Union-avenue controversy. This was aug
mented by an affixed report of Engineer
nrpenlen. who delved Into the intricacies
f trlironometrv and demonstrated that
tne contractor's claim of removing: 125S
yanja 0f earth was erroneous, In so far,
a matter of fact, the excavation was
but 874 yards.
The total assessment for the work of
improving Union avenue where this fill
haB been made amounts to 513,780. Of this
sum Thomas Hislop was assessed. $2174,
as follows: Block 88, lots 7 and 8, S6S2.49;
block S3, lots 7 and 8, $943.57; block 94,
lota 1 and 2. $548.72.
n ' v,i ,, nthBr!i interrt'
Mr. Hislop was present at the meeting,
sUted fhgLt he was mng to pay an
ass&eement o ?100 tne iot ln other words
he WQUld fQr lmprovement at the
rate of 50 cents on the dollar, onenng tne
city aS an alternative a law suit. He fl-
comprlmised by paying $250 a lot. Mr.
' transaction. He
jdId not seem to llke the committee's ac-
tion and In addition to that figured in a
verbal tussle with IL R. Dunl way who
""J luai mi. -H-iaiuy uou pic
sumed to make a settlement, regardless
of the Interests' of other property-owners
who will be affected by the action of the
street committee.
Several residents of Overton street were
present to protest against granting a fran
chlse to the Oregon Traction Company to
place the tracks and other equipment for
Its Hllls-boro railway on that street. They
suggested that as Northrup street was
already tracked, a few rails more or less
would not depreciate the value of prop
erty on that thoroughfare as much as by
"placing rails upon Overton street, which
had never had a road
Northrup street property-owners were
also present and maintained that they
were favored with an absolute sufficiency
of rails, but compromised with the Over
ton-street people and suggested that the
committee grant the franchise for any
other street.
The matter was finally passed up to tho
Council for disposal.
George F. Rltter was present to protest
acainst raising the trradn on Benton street
between Dupont and Shamrock. It de
veloped that Rltter had erected his real
dence so close to the line of the sidewalk
that if the grade were Talsed he would
have to walk flown to his front steps on a
perpendicular ladder. For this reason he
did not wish the grade raised.
New York Man Gives Interesting Ad
dress on Subject.
"Volunteer service for the public good,"
was the central thought of an interesting
address delivered last night in the Temple
Beth Israel, by Alexander Johnston, gen
eral secretary of the National Conference
of Charities and Correction, of Now York.
The lecture was all the more Interesting
because air. Johnston is the advance
guard of those workers for civic and Na
tional reform who will hold their annual
meeting ln this city next July.
"I am only a door-keeper in the house
of the Lord. In our Conference of Chari
ties and Corrections, we have no priests
but many prophets," began Mr. Johnston.
A historian, writing a century hence, of
our day and generation may wonder at
the existence of graft In our cities, and
how men are only appointed to a position
so that a political debt may be paid
want to talk to you of a public service
that cannot be had for money, about
workers who work not for fame, but
who have a positive passion for service.
In those states where there are the most
culture, refinement and enlightenment.
you meet with this nubile service which
comes from an emotion not yet popular
Ized or put Into words. For Instance,
this state is not a mere aggregation of
people, but a living organism so built that
no one part can suffer without the whole
suffering. Just as the fever of a wound
of one member effects all the body.
hope the time is coming when you will
have jl Board of State Charities. When
you do, get men for officers, not because
they are Republicans. Democrats or So
clallsts, but because they are good men
good for their positions, who mean as
well as do. men who see their duty. The
business of the board will not be to ad
minister, but to inspect, advise and re
Mr. Johnston tomorrow evening, leaves
for his home ln Indiana, en route to New
Ban on Firearms
Police Have Orders to Stop Nctv
Year Shooting.
jjay asiao your nrearms, turn your
powder ln a heap and prepare to indulge
In occupations where pistols or other
weapons are not needed In tho celebra
tion of the birth of the New Year. Chief
of Police Hunt yesterday got busy and
issued an order to tho captains of police.
Instructing them to arrest and bring to
the City Jail any and all persons caught
ln the act of discharging guns of any sort
ln the corporate limits of Portland.
If ycu have got a supply of nolso-nro
ducing stuff together and are waiting to
hall the coming of the glad New Year
by waking your neighbors from their
slumbers and causing the air to ring with
the roports of pistols and rifles, change
your programme and arrange to go to
watch-night meeting or dance; don'
think you can escape the police If you fire
off your weapons from your second-story
windows, or from a tree top, for they:
be after you. It's according to orders.
Many years have rolled Into history.
each one having been greeted by the dls
charge of numerous firearms, since the
advent of human beings ln Portland, as
elsewhere. But the "cops" will get you
this year. If you don t watch out.
HOLDERS York Life financial methods in tho cur
rent numbers of the Era Magatlne;
cents, all news stands.
Your Grxadmothcr used Fiso's Cure. It
Btill lhe bat rem tor Xer Couxh.
Samuel Waller Is Placed Un
der Arrest.
Slim and Talkative Young Man Falls
Into Trap Laid by Detectives,
Acknowledges Forging' All
the Checks.
For many "weeks checks ranging from
$5 to $12, and having: the names of
prominent firms forged, have been passed
upon unsuspecting merchants. The en
tire staff of detectives were working
on the cases, and up to last night foiled
to run the forger to earth.
Detectives Hartman and "Weiner laid
ln wait for many hours yesterday after
noon at the home of Samuel "Waller,
and when he came ln, took blm Into
"Waller admits passing tho forged
checks, saying he was "hard pressed"
for money. He Is a veteran of the
Philippine campaign, and Is a son of
x.Pollceman M. T. "Waller. District At
torney Manning released htm on his
own recognizance at first, hut later
ordered him locked up. Ho wilt appear
m court today.
Samuel "Waller, son of er-PolIoeman
M. V. "Waller, veteran of the Philip
pine campaign and well known in
Portland and vicinity. was taken Into
custody at his home last night by De
lecuves narunan ano weiner on
charges of forgery. He fell into the
trap laid for him and was compelled
to accompany the officers to headquar
ters. He admitted his guilt to the do
lice and an Orcgonlan reporter. He
The best advertise est for the 1905 Talr that OrrgoH's people caa nend to
their friends in the East, will be a copy of the New Year's Oregoniaa that
will be published Monday morning next. The illustrations of the beautiful Ex
position buildings and the Exposition grounds will be made a special feature
of the ow Tear's somber. The paper will be mailed to any address in the
United States or Canada, postage prepaid, for 10 ceats a copy. Address Tho
Orcgonlan, Portland, Or.
was at flrst released on hia own recog
nizance by District Attorney Manning,
upon his father's promise to produce
him In court this morning, but was
later rearrested and locked up.
For two months Na well-dressed
young man, described as 'tall and
good-looking, neat and talkative," de
fled the efforts of the detectives. Not
until yesterday morning did Hartman
and "Weiner receive what proved to be
correct Information as to the forger's
Hartman went to "Waller's home,
Hawthorne and Union avenues, where
he remained during the afternoon. Mrs.
"Waller was there, but was kept from
the telephone. After the long wait.
during which time Weiner Joined his
partner in the case, the husband ar
rived. As he opened the door the de
tectives displayed their stars, Inform
ed him what they were there for, and
made him accompany them to head
quarters. There he was Joined awhile
later by his father, who scathingly lec
tured him for his misdeeds. "While
Chief Hunt and the detectives talked
to tho prisoner the father sought Dis
trict Attorney Manning, and arrange
ments were made to release the young
man, and he thus escaped occupying a
cell temporarily.
'I started this business because' I
was ln a hard pinch for money," said
young "Waller. "There was another
fellow with me. "We passed about 12
checks, realizing about $70 from them.
"We will pay up all we owe and settle
the trouble."
Being the son of ex-Policeman "Wal
ler, the young man was 'well known
to the offlcers. It was a hard and dis
agreeable task for Detectives Hart
man and "Weiner to arrest the prisoner.
as both had known him since boyhood.
To this was added the painful experi
ence of the boys rather, who was
deeply humiliated by his sons arrest.
Furthermore, his mother lies critically
ill at the family home.
"I guess Til have to search you, old
man," said Acting Jailer Endlcott, as
ho entered the prison. "I hate to do
it, but you understand. You got oft
wrong, my boy.
"Yes, I got oft wrong," answered
young Waller as he rose to be search-
Sam Waller, Who Coafeoees to the forg
ery of Thirty Checks.
ed. Before the task was completed
however, word reached Chief Hunt to
rolcasc him, and he was permitted to
go home.
The following list of checks was
shown to Waller, who admitted passing
them: East Side Bakery, $5; Grand
Avenue Cigar Store, $6; G. Lindon, 342
Front. $10; Conrad Repp. 760 "Onion
avenue. $12; A. Bingham, SI Third,
$9.50; A. P. Gran. 281 Benton. $12; Mr.
liohr, Clinton and Milwaukic, $5.85
Chlndlan Sisters, 111 Grand avenue,
$9.4E; Metchlln, 387 East Pine. $6; I..
Simons, 403 Williams avenue, $9; Frank
Burkhardt, 349 First. $11; F. A. Root
Forty-eighth and Hawthorne, $9; A.
Munroe. 420 Washington. $7; B. Daw-
i fawish, 103 North Sixth, $11.50; Merges,
Russell street, $7; another Russell-
street cigar store, $9.50.
At each place waller purchased small
amounts of goods and received the bal
ance ln cash. He forged the names of
Lang & Co.. Marshal-Wells. Allen &
Lewis and other firms, and signed var
ious fictitious names to the checks. He
used checks in a regular book. He says
he got a book with 200 checks at Lip-
man & "Wolfe's store, where they are
kept for tho convenience of customers.
Heavy Rains and Warm Weather the
There is a falf-slred freahet coming down
the "Willamette, caused by the heavy
rains and warm weather of the past few
days. It is impossible to say what its ex
tent will be, as that will depend on tne
"I cannot sefe the end yet," said District
Forecaster -E. A. Beals yesterday, "but
when the crest of the flood reaches Eu
gene. I will be able to make a forecast.
All I can see now Is 14 feet, and that stage
will be reached in two days. The water
has been rising at the rate of six feet a
day, but cannot keep up at that rate, as
the increasing width of the river as it
rises will tend to check the advance."
A 16-foot stage will put the water over
some of the lower docks on the water
front, and In consequence of the warning
there was lively hustling at many of the
wharves yesterday where freight had been
stored on the lower floors.
Reports from points above Indicate that
the water will come up rapidly today and
will continue to rise slowly Sunday. After
that, unless heavy rains come, there will
be a fall. The prospects now are for only
occasional rains ln this district today.
No fears need be felt of a damaging
freshet at this time unless a hard rain
storm comes before the flood has a chance
to run off.
Current Does Damage.
No damage has been occasioned to wa
ter-front property here in the early stage
of the freshet, but the current was re
sponsible for one of the worst log Jams
seen In this harbor in recent years. Three
booms of spruce logs, some of huge size.
which were moored Just above the Multno
mah box factory, and were the property
of that Company and the Standard Box
Company, broke loose shortly after mid
night yesterday morning and piled up ln
a tangled mass against the piers of the
Madison-street bridge.
Morrison-Street Bridge Threatened.
One later worked its way through and
brought up against the Morrison-street
bridge piers. They blocked the way
through the eastern draw channels and
threatened to do some damage to tho
bridge structures. As soon as it was day
light steamboats were sent to thr Rcenc
The No Wonder secured the raft at JMor-
rlson street and soon had It made fast to
tis old Southern Pacific dock.
No damage was done to either of the
brldcpji. hut truffle -nran iaiava Qf xrni I
son street from 12:45 P. M. until 1:55 P. M. nexc "witness ana remained witn tne nnd Kitty remaining silent like tne pou
while the steamers were clearing away JurY until the hour of adjournment. tlclan who is the balance of power and
the debris In tho draw channel.
Marriage- Licenses.
Arthur B. Chase, 21; Maud Goabejr, 18.
Isaac Bloom, 24; Sablna Blrger, 21.
Deoember 28, John "Wesley Bank son, aged 08
years, 11 months and 10 days, 320 Grand ave
nue; valvular heart disease. Interment Ixmo
Fir Cemetery.
December 28. Harry G. Moorehcad. accd 35
years, months and 2 days, 630 East Burnslde,
aDscess of tne brain. Interment Seattle. "Wash.
December 4, to the wife of F. P. McCarthy.
161 Jage, a daughter.
December 7, to the wife of George Olsen. 131
juiort, a son.
December 0, to the wife of J. M. Evans. 7U0
iiicnigan avenue, a daughter.
December 14, to the wife of C. O. Jones. 01
East Tenth, a aon.
December 20, to the wife of Walton B. Bend
er, Xorthem H1U, a daughter.
December 5, to tho wife of J. C. Vcnnum.
&y stanton, a son.
December 25, to the wife of "William Carri-
gan, Benton and Hancock, a daughter.
Building Permits.
"William McLean. Fourth, between Market
ana Clay, repairs, two-story dwelling; $1500.
Real Estate Transfers.
Sheriff to A. Olsen. lots 6. 21. block
12; lots 1. 2, 3, block 15. Good Morn
ing Addition $ 15
v. ai. and wife to K. S. Farrell.
4. Garrison's Subdivision 1
fahenff to A. Olsen. lots in Peninsular
Addition No. 2 3i
Tneodore is. Wilcox and wife to R. a
Farrell. block 3. B. 40 feet lots 1.
2, block 4, Garrison's Subdivision... 1G0O
U. W. Eames to I. D. Earaes. 6-70
Interest lots 0, 11, 13. 15, block 48,
Irvlngton Park
Mrs. J. Eccles to H. Boycr. lot S. block
8, Railroad Shops Addition 2175
wiuiam irvm and wire to It. S. Far
rell. undivided 8-10 Interest block
3; E. 40 feet lots 1. 2. block 4. Gar
rison's Subdivision
J. B. Sleromons to E. House, lot 7,
block 70. Carter's Addition to Port
land 25
George w. Brown to J. J. Heldt. lota
9, 10. block 4. Evelyn 210
Same to P. IX. A, Heldt. lot 13. block
4, Evelyn 125
Same to William H. Heldt. lot 12.
block 4. Evelyn 110
Same to A. A. Heldt. lot 11. block 4.
Evelyn '. 110
Frank A. "Wills to M. G. "Wills, lots 21
to 24 inclusive, block 9; lots 22. 23,
block 13, Tremont Place
M. Grace "Wills to F. A. Wills, same
property 100
P. Mlnkler and wife to c I. MInkler,
lot 5. Taylor's Subdivision of section
2. T. 1 8, R. 2 E
Everdlns & Farrell to F. O. Frymire,
lot 2, block 2. Center Addition Annex
S. C. Gustafson and wife to A. C Ler
entren, lot 7. block 21, Portsmouth..
Allevez A. Clark and husband to C
Echerer. N. 25 feet lot 3. block 78.
Stephens Addition 1000
J. Frank Watson and wife to E. J.
Carlson. 8. lot 8. tract E, Overton
Park 150
Ida H. Fullerton and husband to J.
Reed, lot 2. block 20. Lincoln Park
Annex - 1
Oak Park Land Co. to C. Zelgler. lot
2. block 2. Oak Park Addition 1
The fine trees that grace the Hotel
Portland court and which contributed so
largely to the decorative effect at Mar
ager Bowers' Christmas reception last
Tuesday, are the sweet bay (laurus no-
bllls). It is not generally known here.
although a few specimens are growing
In the open in private grounds. They
came from Belgium, and wero imported
by J. B. Pllklngton, a local nurseryman.
Will Address Congregation.
. Ben Greet the distinguished actor-man.
ager of London, has accepted an urgent
invitation by Dr. Stephen S. "Wise to de
liver an address at Temple Beth Israel
next Thursday night, the exact time not
having been decided upon. Mr. Greet is
one of the foremost authorities on the
English drama ln the world and is a
moving spirit in the Elizabethan Society
of England, and has done more than any
one man to preserve the early English
drama. He is a scholar of International
reputation and a lecturer of note. His
address will be an Important literary
Federal Grand Jurors Prob
ably Adjourn Today,
In the Absence of the Assistant Dis
trict Attorney, Consideration
of Land-Fraud Cases Will
Be Postponed.
It is possible,, that the members of
the Federal grand Jury will be given
a. rest for a few days during the first
of the coming week. F. J. Heney, who.
as Deputy District Attorney, is con
ducting the examination of the wit
nesses before the Jury, is compelled to
go to San Francisco to argue an im
portant case now on appeal in the
Superior Court, and will have to be in
San Francisco on January 3. "When the
Jury convenes this morning the ques
tion of a recess will be discussed and in
all probability the Jurors will decide
to take a brief respite from the work
they have been doing for so long. In
the event that they wish to continue
their investigations, the consideration
of the land fraud casqs will be post
poned until Mr. Heney can return from
California, and in the meantime several
matters which District Attorney Hall
has to bring before the body will be
taken up and put out of the way. It
Is probable, therefore, that the Jury
will adjourn this afternoon until Fri
day, January 6, at which time Mr.
Heney will return to Portland.
Hermann Case May Be Up.
The examination of yesterday would
lead to the belief that the case of
Blnger Hermann is directly before the
Jury. In the morning the flrst witness I
called was ex-Senator Charles Hilton,
of Wheeler County, who was in the
Juryroom for some little time. No one
outside of the Government and tho
Jurors has any idea as to the nature
of the testimony which was offered by
Mr. Hilton, as he has not been con
nected with the case heretofore, so far
as is known.
Following Mr. Hilton, District At
torney Hall was called Into the room
and remained there for a quarter of an
hour. He was followed by W. J. Burns,
the secret service man, who has been
working on the cases for some time,
and who Is supposed to be in posses
sion of a great deal of information
which will be damaging to the two
cnris aiuller, who was a messenger
during the administration of Mr. Her
mann, was the next witness called
and he remained in conference with the
Jury for some time. Ho was followed
by Elliott Hough, a clork in the pub
lic lands division of the General Land
Office, who was one of Mr. Hermann's
Private clerks during his administra
tion. air. juougn was also in extenaea
conference with the Jury and when
he was released S. A. D. Puter was tho
lnriirtmnt Mav Re Dolaverl.
There are a great many witnesses
yet to be called by the Government,
S?f "."SlLVi80
the Jury will be done inside of throa
weeks. If the adjournment' for a week
is taken, the time will stretch out
longer than that It Is practically cer
tain, at any rate, that no Indictments
will be returned, at least against Mr.
Hermann and Senator Mitchell, until
Mr. Heney returns from California. The
cases against these men, so it is said,
have hardly bogun and a further con
sideration will have to be suspended
pending ths California trip of Mr.
Heney, nothing will develop for some
time xet to come.
ur. w. i. uavis, or Albany, ap
peared before the court yesterday
morning with his bond. The 54000 sure
ty was signed by J. W. Cusick, a
banker of Albany, and D. P. Mason,
a merchant of that city. Dr. Davis
asked for tlrns in which to plead, and
tho court set January 9 as the date.
S. B. Ormsby also appeared with his
bond of $4000, signed by J. H. Albert,
the Salem banker, and George F. Rod
gers, a DOOKDtnuer of baiera, and a
son-in-law of Mr. Albert. Mr. Ormsby
asked, and was given, five days in
which to plead.
George Sorenson also came. forward
with his bond, which was indorsed by
the united States Fidelity & Guarantee
Company of this city.
New State
Law Is Encountered
County Clerk.
County Clerk Fields, who expected to
have the tax-roll In 1S05 ready for tho
Sheriff to begin collections January 15 to
20, has encountered an obstacle to his plan
In a stato law which goes Into operation
next month. The law in question pro
vides that ho shall submit to the Secre
tary of state on or oefore January 15 a
statement of the county expenditures for
each of the past five years.
On this statement. In connection with
like statements from other counties, the
state levy Is fixed for each county.
Tho law provides, In particular, that in
order to ascertain the proportion of state
tax to bo paid by the several counties, the
Governor, Secretary of Stato and State
Treasurer shall ascertain from the roports
of expenditures of tho several counties the
average amount of expenditure of each
county during a period of five years past.
and each county shall pay such proportion
of said state taxes as Its average amount
of expenditure for said period bears to the
total amount of expenditures ln all of tho
counties ln the state.
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v 0m'AMi rvmrTT mn.Lci Kf v,tw
iftr- Tnninrv 1 fc -will H m
m.t v. ,t, ti, pnnniv niorir .r..
not extend the tax-roll until this lew Is
received. It might bo as late as February
1 which would delay tax collections one
month from the time previously calculated
upon. The statute allows 3 per cent re-
bate on all taxes paid on or before March
15 ln full. The sooner tho roll Is opened
tho better. If the tax-collection force has
two months to work In prior to March
15. a less number of clerks will be re
quired than If there is only one montn's
time before January 15, and clerk hire win
be saved. Interest on outstanding war
rants will also be saved If tax moneys
como in earlier, because many warrants
can be called ln sooner. Mr. Fields has
written a letter to the Secretary of State
in an effort to expedite the matter as
much as possible.
This year Multnomah County paid a Ut-
tlo over 31 per cent of the etate tax, or a
total of $3S2.5CT.oO.
Aged Eloper Held on a Kidnaping
In custody of Detective John Barck,
G. M. Landerking was taken to Seattle
yesterday afternoon to stand trial on
the charge oi Kidnaping, preferred
against him by tho father of Helen
Baskett, now the wife oi landerKing.
Landerking was arrested by Detec
tives Hartman and Weiner Thursday
afternoon, upon telegraphic instruc
tions from the Seattle police. He was
charged with kidnaping, although the
grl in the case was married to him at
The Dalles December 17, according to
their statements. Landerking spent the
night in the City Jail, while his wife
was held at the receiving home of the
Boys and Girls Aid Society.
DVE Is like death It Is inevitable
and It never comes but once! To
'Frank Kornce It has como with a
sudden bump, and as suddenly has
bumped away again. The romance of
Kornce began without a moment's warn
ing and ended in the Police Court, when
Judge Hogue ordered the swain to keep
away from his lady-love.
Kornce Is a carpenter and wields a
hammer with such good grace that he
has advanced to that stage of financial
standing where he believes himself ca
pable of supporting
a Mrs. Kornce In
proper manner. Some
time ago Kornce, In
a rapturous moment
combined with
lucid interval, met
pretty, 18-year - old
Kitty Hollnege.
Kitty looked so en
ticing to Kornce that
he attached himself
to her train and
there determined to
stay. Then he dis
covered that Kitty
had a father. Also
other relatives too
numerous to men
"When Christmas
time approached the
heart of Kornce was
"Wcnt Kornce him
opened, and thlnkins
of the acts of good
generals he planned a coun d'etat calcu
lated to melt the heart of his lady-love
and the sterner hearts of the relatives
mentioned. Kornce bought presents.
JNor was he contented with a diamond
ring or a gold watch or such trifles as
other swains are wont to give their
adored ones. Kornce bought household
goods by the trunkful. There were pre3-
ents for all the relatives also, and the lot
found their way at the appropriate time
to the Hollnege home on Sixteenth street.
There, for a space of time, there was
great rejoicing.
Following closely on the heels of the
presents went Kornce himself, with love
in his heart and hope
in his mind. He re
ceived the thanks of
the assembled fam
ily, paid his respects
to the relatives and
then called the crowd
Into executive ses-
SIUU. J. I lUll UIO U1UW y-
fell on the head of X,
Papa Hollnege.
Kornce announced
that the fair Kitty
had captured his
heart and that he de
sired to take unto
himself the girl as a
wife. Papa consid
ered that he did not
know Kornce very
well and entered an
emphatic denial. This Haze and Indlgna-
stariea a not aeoate, tion possessed tne
Kornco taking the ul of Kornce.
affirmative, the entire family the negative
therefore valuable.
I A onnnlnclnn nf ihn Atthatt it hf.
" . , tr. t,,f ,?a mn.
tion was lost. Moreover, so were tho
Psents he had purchased to soften .the
stern hearts. He began to rave. Tiien
he swore. Papa Hollnege attempted to
quell the riot and tho battle which fol
lowed left the room looking like a nair
mattress after being struck by a Kansas
twister. Rage and indignation possessed
thr snul of Kornce. He stated that he
wanted "dem presents back.
"I want dat bran new cooK-stovot
I want dat chair."
That was what Kornce sang. After the
annir he expostulated again. No use.
Papa was urm: jfapa
stated that the pres
ents had come with
out the asking, tho
family needed the
goods and that tho
family was going to
retain the goods or
papa was going to
know the reason
why. Ho offered to
snow -ivumut:. x uu
i swain requested to
be shown.
Papa showed him!
By a largo majority!
"When he had fin
ished the police came
and carried away
the mangled remains.
"What was once
Papa showed blm. Kornce appeared be
fore Judge Hogue yesterday morning.
"Were you drunk?" inquired the Judge.
"Drunk with love, ' pleaded Kornco.
His Honor considered, then he smiled.
The smile of His Honor means things.
"When an old offendor sees His Honor
smile ho turns to go back to jail and all
he want3 to know 13 the number of days.
Ho knows the rest.
The Judge smiled; then he spake.
"You must remain away from the vi
cinity of Kitty," said His Honor. "Wo
can havo no moro trouble of this kind."
Kornce declared that he loved Kitty and
would lovo no other. Hence he desired
to go near the residence.
juuge nogue was arm ana ixornce
walked from the courtroom a free man,
but with the knowledge ln his heart that
he must stay away from the vicinity of
Sixteenth street. Love may laugh at
locksmiths, but not at Judge Hogue
that would be contempt.
A New Town Booming.
WALLULA, Wash., Dec. 30. (Special.)
A new town Is arising at Two Rivers,
"Wash., soveral Portland capltallfts being
Interested In the venture. It will blossom
with Irrigated land, and is being built by
SDokano canltalists. tho water Doing sup-
nlled from the Snake River by a canal
i now unatr coihuuvuuh uwmj
comolotcd. as also a livery barn and sev-
crai aweuin flf. ' uviuius wu
with a capacity of 300 barrels is to be
erected on the tracks of the Northern Pa
cific near the Columbia River. The town
of Two Rivers Is near "Wallula, and Its
development and the belt of land that will
be made productive are being watched
with Interest by people over a wide sec
tion. The lands are said to be well adapted
to the growth of fruits and early vege
tables requiring intense cultivation.
Scale Walls and Escape.
Tiring of confinement in the Home
of the Good Shepherd, Laura Ames and
Maud Gould, girls aged 16 years, last
night made an "escape from the insti
tution by scaling the walls and run
ning for their liberty.
Officials of the home telephoned to
the police about the escape, giving tho
details of the case and description of
the girls. Both of the girls climbed
through the windows of their rooms.
went down a ladder and then over
the walls to the street.
Captain Moore detailed Detective
Hawley, of the Boys and Girls Aid
Society, to handle the case, up to
late hour the escapes had not boon
located. It Is thought two men as
sisted In tho escape.
Dimness of vision and weak eyes, cured
by Murine Eye Remedies. A. home cure
for eyes, that need cure, gold everywhere.
Watch Parties Will Speed the
Departing Year.
Thousands Will Wait Up Tonight in
Churches, Clubs and Homes to
See the New Year
Ushered In.
Throughout the city tonight there will-
be watch parties.
Social gatherings on the one hand will
vie with prayer meetings and watch par-
tle3 at churches on the other. The clubs.
the societies, the churches each will
have a hand in welcoming the New Year
and. wishing success and nrosnerity to
1S05. The Old Year will be laid to rest
with appropriate ceremony, and the
youngster tenderly cared for by thou
sands in Portland, for the New Year
brings much to the city and to the state.
At the Y. M. C. A. preparations have
been made for a large watch nartv.
The evening exercises will begin at S
o clock. There will be a gymnasium
show and athletic events, basket-ball
and baseball, and later ln the evening a
musical and literary programme, which
is billed to contain many interesting and
amusing features. A large bell' will be at
hand and will be rung promptly at mid
night. Both ladies and gentlemen are
invited and there will be no admission
fee. The following programme will be
given in the auditorium: Ballad, horn
solo, F. E. Coulter; tenor solo, C. M-
Godfry; reading. Miss Anna Welch; solo,
Miss Grace Gilbert; violin solo. Miss
Cornelia Barker; tenor solo, U. S.
There will be a watch meeting at the
Men's Resort, at the Seamen's Institute
and at the various homes. The Voun-
teers of America at their rooms, in 267
Ankeny street, will serve coffee and cake
free during the evening and will watch
the old year out and the new year in
with appropriate ceremonies.
Practically every church In the city
will hold meetings. Several Important
social events are scheduled and will be
turned into watch meetings. At the va
rious clubs there will be midnight feasts.
Bells throughout the city will toll.
whistles will blow and a din will herald
the coming of Exposition year to Port
land. Watch Service at White Temple.
At the "White Temple there will be an
exceedingly Interesting meeting and a
fitting farewell will be paid the old year
and a welcome extended to the new.
There will be special music and a special
programme has been arranged for each
hour, commencing at 8 o'clock and last
ing until midnight. All Baptist churches
in the city have been invited to join in the
service. Arrangements have been made
with the Consolidated Railway Company
for cars to run until 1 o'clock Sunday
morning to carry the visitors to their
homes. The following services nave oeen
8 P. M., prayer and praise service;
9 P. M., meeting of the .Baptist union.
Dr. "Wooddy presiding, the annual report
will be made and several addresses de
livered: 10 P. M., social hour and recep
tion, refreshments being served; 11 P. M.,
preaching and consecration ; service Dr
Brougher will preach on "Tho Trodden
and Untrodden Path."
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