Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, February 16, 1905, Page 8, Image 8

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Gets Control of Pacific
Coast Company.
Deal May Change Railroad
Map of Northwest,
6yndlcate Buy on New York Mar
ket to Provide Against Emer
gency in Famous Northern
Securities Litigation-
The control of the Pacific Coast Com
pany is said, by people -who are in a
.position to know whereof they speak,
xo rest now in the liands of the Har
Timan syndicate. The change was
brought about by the purchase of a
.majority of the stock in the New York
anarket. The deal is regarded by trans
portation men as one of far-reaching
importance, which will have the effect
jjf materially changing the railroad
map of the Pacific Northwest.
Harriman's object In securing the Pa
cific Coast Company is undoubtejly to
et a terminal foothold at Seattle. If he
loses In the famous Northern Securities
litigation le will be effectually shut
out of the Sound country. A decision
dverse to him will place the controll
ing interest in the Northern Pacific and
5reat Northern safely in the hands of
xhc Hill people. It is to provide against
uch a contingency that Harriman has
been buying up Pacific Coast .stock
until he sow has a majority holding. If
Sie now loses the Securities suit, he will
have the coveted Seattle terminal in his
3Oi?sossion and the next move will nat
turally be the building of the long-talked-of
Portland-Seattle extension of
the Union Pacific.
Pacific Coast Stock Up.
Pacific Coast stock in the New York
market, which, on February 1, was
quoted at 82, had advanced in ten days
to 97. A pause in the rise then came,
but it is believed to be only tempo
rary, and the friends of the company
look for It to go above par In the near
future. The advance was accompanied
by steady buying, often in large blocks,
which is credited to Harriman's agents.
This financier and his associates have
thus sjlently absorbed all the offerings
until they are now in a position to
make themselves heai-d in the dictation
of the affairs of the company, and
they are expected soon to show their
hand. The course they will take will
depend on the outcome of the Northern
Securities suit.
The Pacific Coast Company, which,
prior to 1897, was known as the Oregon
Improvement Company, is the great
coal-producing concern of the Puget
Sound country. The company's working
mines are seven in number, all in King
County, and they have a daily output
of 2750 tons. In addition to Its coal
fields, the company owns bunkers of
40,000 tons capacity at Seattle, Port
land and San Francisco, the Columbia
& Puget Sound Railroad, with 59 miles
of main line and "branches, and, through
a subsidiary company, oprates steam
ers and ships along the entire Coast.
Importance on Water Front.
But more Important than all to its
new owners are the water front hold
ings of the company at Seattle. These
Include the coal bunkers, roundhouse,
shops and power plant recently com
pleted at the foot of. Dearborn street,
where the company lias spent $430,000
in improvements. These buildings are
all erected on filled land over the tide
flats, the fill being protected on the
-water side by a concrete retaining wall.
The tide-flat tract is a mile long and
85 feet in width and has room on it for
JLamllos of track. The other terminal
grounds of the company In Seattle arc
at the foot of Washington street and
wxe equally extensive. though the
iproperty has been but slightly im
proved. There Is ample railroad connec
tion between the two portions.
Protected Against Defeat,
air. Harriman has thus protected him
self against a possible defeat in the Se
curities case by getting his hands on
watorfront property at Seattle equally
ns good as that held by the Northern
Pacific or Great Northern, but to make
use of it he must build from Portland.
The proposed Union Pacific route was,
long ago, surveyed and, time without
number, rumors have been started that
the work of actual construction was
about to hegin. The chances of that ob
ject being realized are now more likely
Than ever before.
W. N. Jones, the One Held by Grand
Jury for Land Frauds.
W. .N. Jones, who was indicted for
complicity in the Blue Mountain re
serve conspiracy by the Federal grand
Jury, is a well-known citizen of the
state, a prominent timberman and an
ex-member of the Legislature!
In the Indictment the name is fol
lowed by the parenthesis (whoso Chris
tian name is to the grand jurors un
known) and from this fact it was at
first supposed that the man was a res
ident of Eastern Oregon, who was em
ployed by the principals of the sohomo
to help them in the details of their plot.
This idea, however, is erroneous, it
now being known that Mr. Jones Is a
well-known man, who has been prom
inently identified in state affairs in the
Credit Man Prefers Grave to Linger
ing Illness.
Despondent as a result of continued ill
ness, Marshall A Bates, credit man of
the firm of Allen & Lewie, committed sui
cide yesterday morning a few minutes
after 9 o'clock by shooting himself
through the right temple with a revolver.
He was lying in bed at the Imperial Ho
tel when the fatal shot was fired.
Acute stomaeh trouble had caused
Bates . great suffering for the past year.
It Is believed by his most intimate
friends that he became discouraged and
decided to end his career rather than en
dure the pain longer.
Tuesday evening, about 5 o'clock, Bates
registered at the hotel and requested to
Ue assigned to a room, saying he wanted
to rest a while. Nothing was hoard of
him until about 9 o'clock yesterday '.morn-
ing, when E. A. Spencer, a bell boy. an
swered a summons from the room. Bates
gave the boy some money and requested
that he take good care of him, as he was
feeling quite III.
At 11:30 o'clock H. H. Holland, of the
firm of Holland. & Briggs, called at the
Imperial and asked for Bates. . Holland
had learned that he had not occupied his
rooms at the Norton, ICS Twelfth street,
and, fearing something was wrong, com
menced a .search among the hotels of the
city. "When Holland opened the room
occupied by Bates he found the latter
dead in bed with a bullet-holc in the right
temple and a 38-caliber revolver lying
upon his breast.
The Coroner was notified immediately
and the body removed to Finley's under
taking establishment, vhere it will re
main, pending instructions from relative;.
Bates was 53 years of age and a native
of the Hawaiian Islands. He had been
married two times. By his lirst wife,
from whom he was divorced, he had two
sons who are now living In San Francis
co. His wife Is visiting In Ios Angeles,
and she was at once notified of her hus
band's death.
The deceased had been in the employ of
Allen & Iiewis for about seven years, and
is spoken of in the highest terms by hi9
employers. He was the recipient of a
good salary and had no business trouble
with his arm.
General Anderson Gives Views at An
nual Meeting of Unitarian Club.
"We have to face the question of the
superiority of the white or the yellow
race. I believe that the battle of Arma
geddon will be a naval one, and that it
will be fought on the Pacific Ocean." said
Brigadier-General Thomas M. Anderson,
United States Army, retired, speaking
last night at the annual meeting of the
Ralph W. Wilbur, New Presides of
Unitarian Club.
Unitarian Club of Oregon, held in the
chapel of the First Unitarian Church.
"I do not say whether the battle will be
a commercial or a military one: and I do
not know the names of the nations that
will be engaged In It," went on Brigadier
General Anderson, who was giving an ad
dress on the Philippine question. "Fill
pions are not Asiatics, but Polynesians."
proceeded the speaker. "As an Oriental
race, they only respect power, and should
be ruled by governors, and not commis
sioners. Our Army experience in South
ern reconstruction and Indian wars makes
us think that Filipinos have too soon
been placed under civil rule. We wish
to give liberty to the Filipinos, but not
a latchkey. They are economical of the
truth, have no Initiative, and but little
energy. They are superstitious, rather
than religious, but are a brave, generous
and hospitable race. We went to the Fil
ipinos without their asking, and now hold
our positions as trustees in the High
Court of Humanity."
Judge Sears, in continuing the debate,
delivered a pessimistic speech, in which
he deplored the spirit that beckons col
onies to the United States, and also enacts
a high protective home tariff that starves
the colonies. He eulogized President
Roosevelt and Secretary of "War Taft.
Addresses were also given by W. Wynn
Johnson, General Summers, G. Lombard
and -Dr. Cresscy.
These officers were elected for the en
suing year: President, Ralph "W. "Wilbur;
vice-president. Dr. N. S. Cox; secretary.
Rev. W. G. Eliot; treasurer, O. E. Heintz;
executive committee, R. W. Wilbur, Rev.
W. G. Eliot, J. D. Hart. Roswell B.
Lamson. H. B. Nicholas and Rev. George
C. Cressey, D. D.
One of the Newest and Costliest Up
right Styles Selected by This
Popular Educational Institution.
The Sisters of St. Mary's Academy have
just purchased another superb dicker
ing piano for their music studio. The
Instrument is the very latest style up
right, from this famous factory.
This is the second Chickorlng piano pur
chased by St. Mary's since the opening
of the present school year.
The music department of St. Mary's is
cortainly deserving of tho great popular
ity which It enjoys. Pupils here have the
very finest instructors possible to secure
and arc supplied with the highest grade
pianos made. Among the pianos in uso
there now are two Chlckcrings, Webers
and one of the dainty little Hinze makes.
all of which were secured at Ellers Piano
The club sales at this enterprising es
tablishment are attracting all classes of
people and from everywhere. Pianos are
selling rapidly and everybody Is more
than satisfied with the bargains thoy are
aDic to secure hy purchasing on the co
operative plan.
Pool Handicap List Issued.
The handicap list for the Multnomah
Amateur Athletic Club's pool tournament
has been Issued as follows:
First class H. P. Holmes. 50; George
McMillan, w; M. S. Mulford, 0; C. W.
Zeller, 35.
Second class S. L. Banks. 50: F. E.
Ford, 50; S. J. Harder, 45; K. T. Long, 45.
Third class M. Dunne, 50; M. Ross, 50;
M. schacht, 50; T. Zachrisson.JK).
Fourth class A S. Frohman, 50; E.
Frohman, 50; J. R. Grek, 50; E. J. Jeffery,
Jr., w.
A schedule Is now being arranged to
cover the games to bo played and will be
effective next Monday. Until that time
contestants may arrange and play games
as they wish.
At the close of tho tournament the win
ner of each class will be rehandlcapped
and a series of games played botween tho
four winners for first and second prizes,
Skater Takes Icy Bath.v
While skating in Sullivan's Gulch
last evening, George Bartcl broke
through tho thin ico west of the Union
avenue bridge. The ice on the sloughs
in that vicinity varied from one to two
and one-half inches in thickness, tho
latter heing in the shadow of tho
bridge. As Bartel left this safer portion
the ice Suddenly gave way and he was
instantly precipitated Into the water
and arose under the edge where he was
.rescued with difficulty owing tb the
insecure foothold near him. Many sim
ilar accidents were reported from the
gulch. Guild s Lake and. Woodlawn,
none or wnlch resulted seriously.
First Congregational Church to
Burn Mortgage.
Heroic Efforts of Members of Con
gregation Result, in Wiping Out
First Mortgage Money Is
Raised in Single Year.
Thanksgiving fire will be applied to
a 419,500 mortgage in the First Con
gregational Church, Park and Madison
streets, at a service to be held there
tomorrow evening, commencing at 8
The money will be paid over to the
mortgagee by T. T. Burkhart n the
Chamber of Commerce building, tomor
row morning at 10 o'clock. It has all
been subscrlped by the church people,
under the direction of Dr. E. L. House,
to pay the debt hanging over the build
ing before he accepted the pastorate.
The work of raising the money is
largely due to Dr. House's personal ef
forts. The cornerstone of the present
building was laid In 1S91, and there
would probably not have beon much of
a church debt, had the old church prop
erty at Second and Jefferson streets
been disposed of for the $40,000 offered
in those boom days.
Howover, tho church people were ad
vised to wait until an offer of 54T..O0O
was made, and they waited. Then came
the National financial stringency of
the early '90s, and it was not possible
to effect the sale except at a ruinous
sacrifice. "Work on the new church
building was stopped at the first floor
and the place was, for a time, boarded
In 1S95, the congregation owed a debt
of $50,000, but $20,000 of this sum was
paid by two subscriptions of $10,000
e.'ieh from Frank M. Warren and Fred
erick Eggert. A first mortgage was
taken for $19,500. at 6 per cent, to run
ten years, and payable February 17,
1905. A second mortgage for $13,030
was arranged, without Interest, with
the Congregational Chuijch Building
Society of the United States.
"When Dr. House accepted the pastor-,
ate of the church September 1, 1903,
the cburch debt was $30,000. At a
meeting of the church trustees, hold in
April, 1904, Dr. House asked that meas
ures be taken to pay the first mort
gage, saying that he had thought over
a plan which he was sure would be a
successful one. He received full au
thority to take charge of the matter,
and this committee was appointed: Dr.
House, chairman; E. L. Thompson. Mau
rice Walton. W. D. Scott. Mrs. Milton
W. Smith, Mrs. D. L. Smith, Mrs. Fred
erick Eggert, Mrs. H. W. Coe and Mrs.
Fate of a Flirtatious Husband
"Wife of Harry Boiren Gets Prlvnte Detectives and BoTren Gets Six Months.
HARRY E. BOWEN and Belle Raleigh
do not like private detectives. Mrs.
Harry E. Bowen docs. From this com
plication of likes and dislikes springs
the unmerciful hand of the law, the in
gratitude of love and this tale of woe.
It Is a sad, sad story. It includes an
impressive scene.
Over and above all was Judge Hogue,
dominant. Below was Clerk Fred Ol
son, dormant. To
the left was As
sistant City At
torney Fitzgerald,
radiant, and all
around was the
morbid crowd, ex
pectant. Mrs. Harry Bow
en is a blonde with
a great, great hate
lurking In her
once-loving heart.
Now she Is seek
ing a divorce and
is resorting to the
private detective
method of getting
It. Therefore Geo.
Ezery and A. P.
Brown appear in
the picture.
The trouble Is
all due to the al
leged fact that tho
The Usher-Detective. K'den strands of
Mrs. Bowcn's hair
have ceased to lead Harry E. In
the leash of love. He has, it is
said, through two-years of unthought
fulness, basked in the sunlight of
Miss Raleigh's smile. In passing. It
might be said that Miss Raleigh is
the conductress of a certain lodging
house wherein travelers may rest.
For many months the yellow-garbed
demon of the emerald optics has torn
at the heart of the lady of golden hair,
until, in spite of her trust, she sought
out Ezery and' Brown, aforesaid, and
told them to ease her mind with tho
salve of certainty. They rented rooms
in tho lodging-house wherein dwelt
the temptress. Yosterday a session in
the Police Court was the result.
The scene opened with Brown on
the stand. He Is the cool and calculat
ing kind, of fragile frame and calcu
lating voice: the kind who pecks
through keyholes, and from his ob
servations makes charts by which to
guide his testimony In court In other
words he is a private dotective who
does nothing else.
"What did you see?" asked Mr. Fitz
gerald. "I heard," responded the fragile one
of the blonde eye. affecting the detail
and brevity of Sherlock Holmes the
"And what?". The assistant attorney
dropped into the vernacular.
"Twas footsteps, coming up tho
stairs. I listened and two stops were
light and two were hoavy. It was a
man and a woman. The hour was 1
and the night was Monday. They went
Into a room. He walked on his tip
toes, for his shoes did not squeak."
"Who are you?" asked the attorney
for tho defense.
"1 am a private detective," and. the
fragile one expanded considerably.
"STou are a good witness for the
prosecution," complimented the court.
"Do you know Mr. Bowen?"
"I just met him yesterday" said
Brown, "and he said he would fix me
If I did not tell the truth today."
"Well, you can go now," advised the
Judge, "and if Mr. Bowen wishes to do
any llxins let me know."
"I am a private detective, too," said
Mr. Ezery, taking the witness chair,
"and I saw about the same that Brown
"Do you do anything besides de
tecting?" asked the court.
"Yes," answered the witness can
didly. "I am an usher In the "Baker
Theater. Tne Job Works well in my line
of business. The two Jobs go together,
T usher and I detect."
"Fine," remarked Mr. Fitzgerald.
"What did you detect?"
"Footsteps." said the witness proud
ly an'd firmly. "Double footsteps, two
M. F. Henderson. Each of .the nine
agreed to secure nine others, and the
general committee was Increased to 90.
Two church members subscribed $2000
each, and tho balance on the first mort
gage was entirely raised among the
church members, in four days, to be
paid in six quarterly payments. This
money has now been collected, the
shrinkage from subscriptions to col
lection only averaging 3 per cent. In
addition $1800 was raised three weeks
ago to repair the church building. Tnc
old church building at Second and Jef
ferson streets, was sold last year for
So the thanksgiving service tomorr
row evening will be notable. A colla
tion will be served by the women of
the church, and there will also be an
elaborate musical programme. E. L.
Thompson, president of the board of
trustees of the church, will be chair
man, and Dr. House, who has been on
the sick list for a short time, will also
be there. Addresses will be delivered
by E. L. Thompson, T. T. Burkhart,
Rev. S. M. Freelandr of Seattle; Judge
George, Mrs. 1.. W. Pratt, Rev. C. F.
Clapp and others.
The second mortgage of $13,003, ow
ing to the Congregational Church
Building Society, has now been reduced
to $8000. and will all be paid In the
next two or three years.
Today the First Congregational
Churcn property is valued at $125,300.
and is one of the most important
church properties in tho Pacific North
west. On account of hard work in
raising money to pay the first mort
gage on the church building. Dr. House,
the pastor, has- worked beyond his
strength, and he and Mrs. House leave
Saturday for Los Angeles, on a three
weeks trip. In the interim the First
Congregational Church pulpit will be
occupied by Rev. S. M. Freeland, of
Eight Waverly Players Will Contest
in Seattle and Tacoma.
Eight players from the Waverly Golf
Club will go to Tacoma and Seattle over
Saturday and Sunday to play against
teams from the golf clubs of those cities.
This is a new departure, but it is in
tended to make these trips often. Teams
from the other cities are expected to visit
Portland frequently also. -
The team which will make the first trip
contains many of the steadiest players In
tho club. Wirt Minor Is captain and his
seven players are Roderick L. Macleay,
Thales Llnthlcum, Tom Kerr. Allan
"Wright. J. E. Young, Chester G. Murphy
and A. X. Merrylees.
The Portland men will have a disad
vantage In that they will not be familiar
with the links on which they are to play,
but it is not so much to gain trophies
that they are going to the Sound as to
create a community feeling between the
Northwest golf clubs and extend to the
players on tho Sound the hospitality of
the "Waverly Club. Similar trips will be
taken to the British Columbia cities later.
Thero Is now considerable good feeling
between the half dozen golf clubs In the
Pacific Northwest and British Columbia,
and they annually participate In one an
other's tournaments. But to have teams
make little trips Is something entirely
new. It was conceived with the purpose
of drawing the cities closer together, a
result which will undoubtedly be accom
plished. feet of a man and two of "a woman,
both on the stairs, both on the carpet,
both in the hall."
"Both In the same "direction?" asked
the court.
"Both," was the laconic reply.
There was a long pause, after the
complaining witness had said damag
ing things about the white-faced hus
band sitting by the side of his red
faced lawyer. The court broke the
"I think," he said, "that the defend
ants have been detected. In view of
this fact as shown in the evidonce, I
will fine Belle Raleigh $50. Harry
Bowen Is a man, therefore, I will sen
tence him to the rockpile for six
months.' He held his pen suspended.
"If, however," added the court, "the
defendant wishes to pay a fine of $500,
he can do so."
That is why the blonde complainant
has a smilo of revengeful happiness,
and that is the reason Mr. Bowen and
Miss Raleigh do not like detectives.
That Is also tbc reason tho city is
WJ. JUDKIN5 Is tho man who has
hut little faith in tho infallibil
ity of the Portland police. He Is also
engaged to lure the unwary traveler
into the range of one of the North End
hotels. Tills latter employment Is the
causo of his trouble.
Mr. Judklns works hy word of mouth,
and also, ns contonded by several pros
ecuting witnesses, by forceful obstruc
tion of tho depot sidewalk. Yesterday
morning the hotel man was before
Judge Hoguo to tell why It was that
he got more than three feet away, from
the edge of the sidewalk In violation
of the statutes and the peace and dig
nity of the cfty.
Mr. Judklns demurred. He said he
was not guilty but that he was a
rustler of undoubted ability, bolng a
graduate of a knife and ring game
which wns run out of the city by tho
Officer A. G. Welch, who had arrested
Judklns, took tho stand and told of
having taken the rustler in charge,
upon complaint of travelers, for hinder
ing their progress by trying to impross
the merits of his house upon them. Than
Judklns took the stand nnd in a very
direct manor told tho court that Welch
was not a man of truth.
"What." said the court, "do you mean
to tell mo right here that Officer Welch,
under oath and In open court, has told a
He; that he Is guilty of perjury?" Jud
klns thought that to be, his Intention.
"Are you willing to swear to a com
plaint against him for crjury?" persist
ed Judge Hogue. Judklns- said ho was.
"irr. Hancy." said the court, addesslng
tho ever-present representative of John
Manning, "this man wants to charge Offi
cer "Welch with perjury. Fix up an in
formation." The two disappeared into
the side room, while J. F. Kerrigan and
Frank Snow, both detectives, were called
to give further testimony."
"Now" then," said Assistant City Attor
ney Fitzgerald, "be careful or you will
be Indicted for perjury," and the detec
tives told of having had to dodge Judklns
and push hlra out of the conter of the
About this time a saddened-looklng
young man camo before the court.
"Please your Honor." ho said, "I have
mado a mistake. I did not remember
what Officer Welch said."
"Now." Inquired the court, "is It possi
ble for you to tell the truth?" Judklns
thought under favorable circumstances he
"You have asked for a continuance, and
It has been granted." said- His Honor,
"and you are going to bring witnesses
here, you say, to show that you were
not violating tho ordinance when you
were arrested. Now I will allow yo.u to
do-that, but It you cannot prove your
Innocence, then your case calls for a se
vere fine. In tho meantime, the clerk will
accept $23 from you as a token of your
presence here in the morning.'"
That is why Judklns is sorry, and for
Oils reason it is up to him to bring good
men and true who shall establish his"
contention concerning -the fallibility of
Patrolman Welch.
Chinaman .the Target of Re
volver Fusillade,
Supposed Highbinders Seek Life of
Young Chinaman, Firing Twenty
Shots and Slightly Wounding
Victim Slave the Cause.
A Chinese slave woman and- a stolen
diamond ring last night at 9:30 o'clock
caused a-revolver duel, which started on
Second street, above Washington, and
continued at a furious pace through Chi
natown as far north as Police Headquar
ters, two blocks distant. About 20 shots
were fired, all, it is thought, by three
highbinders, employed for the purpose of
murder. Ie Moon' was the object of the
attack. He received a flesh wound In the
hip. J. M. Guilllams, living at 127 North
Sixteenth, was shot through the left arm.
at the shoulder. He was an innocent
party entirely. He may lose his arm as
a result.
Following the duel In the streets came
the arrest of three Chinamen, among
them Chee How. He was brought in by
Detectives Kerrigan and Snow and is ac
cused of employing "Wong Joe, Joe Tong
Hi and Leong Hoy to murder Lee Moon.
He is one of the richest merchants of the
Chinese district, having a large storo at
65 Second street. Joe and Joe Tong
HI are In the City Jail, accused of firing
manv shots at Moon and with wound
ing Guilllams. Leong Hoy escaped.
That many innocent people were not
killed during the progress of the fight is
regarded as a miracle, as it began at a
time and In a place where hundreds were
hurrying along, and continued down Sec
ond street through the crowded Chinese
district, bullets whizzing right and left.
The first shot fired roused Captain
Moore, commanding the first relief of po
lice, and he. with Acting Detective
Vaughn and Station Officer Lillis, rushed
out, with revolvers drawn, to quell the
trouble. Great excitement prevailed, and
it was hard to ascertain which of the
Chinamen were shooting and which one
was the victim. It was soon learned that
a Chinaman, who was running along the
east side of Second street, with a large
revolver, was one of those doing somo of
the shooting. Vaughn fired two times to
frighten him, nnd he gave up. He was
lodged In jail.
Firing ceased when the first arrest was
made, and Investigation was then begun
to ascertain If any were killed or
wounded. It was found that Mr. Guill
lams, who was just going hone. was
shot as he was passing along Second
street, near Alder. He was escorted to
the office of Dr. George B. Storey, where
he was temporarily attended. Later he
was removed In a patrol watn to Good
Samaritan Hospital, where, at a late
hour, he was resting easily. It Is not an
ticipated his Injuries will prove fatal,
although If the bullet entered tho joint It
Is said it will be quite serious. The vic
tim is employed at the Portland Oyster
Company, 127 North Sixteenth street,
where his relatives reside.
Lee Moon, whose life is said to have
been sought by murderous highbinders,
was shot in the left hip. It jis a flesh
wound and he was quickly relieved at St.
Vincent's Hospital, where he was at
tended by Dr. A E. Rockey. His escape
from the shower of bullets was remark
able, the police state.
According to information obtained by
the police, Lee Moon, who Is with the
Quong. Shong "Wong Company, Second
and Alder, was robbed of a valuable dia
mond ring in a house at Fourth and Pino
Tuesday night. He visited a Chinese
woman there, who is said to have per
petrated the theft. After he left, It is
said, she transferred the ring Jo Joe Tong
Hi. He had it In his possession when
searched at Police Headquarters last
Assassins Were Hired.
Loe Moon went to the place where he
Is said to have been robbed, and demand
ed his ring. It is claimed. He was then
told to remain away from there or suffer
death. The story then Involves Cheo
How. the wealthy merchant, who Is said
to own an interest in the slave woman.
Ho Is said to have paid Joe Tong Hi,
"Wong Joe and Leong Hoy to shoot Leo
Moon, if he returned and again made de
mands. Early last night Leo Moon went again
for his ring. He did not get In and went
away. It Is supposed the three highbind
ers followed him and waited until ho
reached Second and Washington before
they got a good opportunity to open fire.
Great secrecy prevailed immediately after
the street duel, and no Chinese would re
veal anything from the side of those ac
cused. Chcc How was the only one who
would talk, and ho declared ho knew
nothing of the trouble, and vowed he Is
"Wong Joe and Joe Tong Hi are from
San Francisco, and arc members of the
Hip Sing Hong Society. Two murders are
said to have been committed by them In
Chinatown in the Bay City, and It Is said
they arc desperate highbinders. "Wong
Joe was captured with his weapon in his
hand, but Joe Tong Hi escaped long
enough to run to Fourth and Pine streets
and hide his revolver. It is said "Wong
Joe fired all five shots from his revolver,
which was the latest pattern Colt's. It
Is held as evidence.
Leong Hoy. the third highbinder, escaped.
It Is thought he may have taken a car
for Oregon City, and the police there were
notified Immediately to watch for him.
He also belongs to the Ifip Sing Hong.
Lee Moon, the wounded Chinese, Is a
young man. and belongs to the Lee Com
pany, one of the most powerful societies
In Portland. Vengeance has been vowed
by this organization, and further trouble
is anticipated. Extra policemen were
placed on duty In the Chinese district
after the shooting.
Chinese Gamblers Released.
When the 31 Chinese recently arrested
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What the Pres3 Agenti Say.
"Quo Vadis?" at the Columbia.
"Quo Vadis?", the great play run
ning this week at the Columbia Thea
ter, is the strongest imaginable pic
ture of Roman times under the brutal
despot Nero, when the early Christians
were persecuted and put to death for
their faith In Christ.
Tho great play runs until Saturday
night, with the usual Saturday matinee.
"Lovers' Lane" at the Empire.
"Lovers' Lane." as being presented by
the new company at the Empire Theater
thbj wcek, is one of the most delightful
performances ever witnessed In this city
and will continue all this week, with a
popular Saturday matinee.
"Don Caesar de Bazan" Tomorrow.
Seats are now selling for the eminent
actor, Mr. C. B. Hanford, who comes to
the Marquam Grand Theater tomorrow.
Friday, night and Saturday matinee in
the picturesque, romantic drama, "Don
Caesar de Bazan." Saturday night
Shakespeare's great tragedy, "Othel
lo." Miss Drofnah is leading woman.
Arranging for Case Concert.
Tho concert at the Marquam. Monday
evenlng, to introduce Miss Mary Adell
Case, the contralto, will be an artistic suc
cess. She will be assisted by Rosemary
Glosz Whitney and Millard O. Lowns
dale. Scats go on sale at the Marquam
Theater tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock.
"The Lady of Lyons" Next Week.
Everybody In town may look forward,
tho coming Sunday to a rare treat at the
Columbia Theater. Sir Edward Bulwcr
Lytton's superb, romantic classic drama,
"Tho Lady of Lyons." is to have a grand
Tevlval. beginning Sunday matinee. Feb
ruary 19.
"Northern Lights" at the Empire.
Beginning next Sunday with a matinee,
at the Empire Theater, the Brandt-Baume
stock company will be seen in the great
est of military dramas, "Northern
Lights." It is a high-class melodrama.
Seats should be secured In advance.
Woman Identifies Him as Swindler
Another Missing Wife.
CHICAGO, Feb. 15. Mrs.' Elsie Bruck
er, of Chicago, today created a scene at
the inquest of Mrs. Marie Walcker-Hoch
by exclaiming, "That's him; that's him,"
and pointing her finger at Hoch. She
identified Hoch as a man who. had
swindled her ot of $450 two years ago
on pretense of selling her farm in Mich
igan. Hoch smiled at the woman, sarcas
tically, but in contrast to his nervousness
at the opening of the inquest last week
Hoch today presented a neat appearance
and wore a self-reliant air.
"When the hearing was resumed after
the interruption. Coroner Hoffman an
nounced that expert medical testimony
would not be presented until next Mon
day, when all the evidence regarding
analysis of the woman's stomach In con
nection with the theory of poisoning will
be submitted.
Pollco Inspector Shippy told in detail
statements made by Hoch in tho presence
of witnesses, after being brought here
from New York. He said Hoch admitted
marrying 11 times, and that five of tho
wives had died within a year after the
Inspector Shippy said that he had a long
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in St. Louis in 1S0S. Mrs. Becker was the
mother-in-law of Schwanzala. Not long
after tho marriage, the witness stated, his
mother-in-law became ill and died.
"When I went to St. Louis to attend the
funeral." he said, "Charles Belnhardt, a
brother-in-law, told me that the doctor
who attended my mother-in-law said that
in his opinion she died of arsenic poison
ing. Chronic nephritis was given as the
cause of death at the Coroner's inquest."
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