Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, March 21, 1905, Page 4, Image 4

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flush to Tract to Be Reclaimed
' - by Twin' Fails Works.
ijown of Shoshone, Idaho, Is Crowded
and Surplus of People Find It
Difficult to Secure Places
"S - . to Sleep at Night.
BOISE, Idaho. March 30.-(SpecIaL)
There Is a great influx of people- to Twin
IFalls, in anticipation of the opening of
the last Installment of the lands of the
tract to be reclaimed by the Twin Falls
Irrigation works. This lot will embrace
70,000, some 200,000 acres having been pre
viously opened.
A .'Insular feature of the rush Is that
there are a great many pebple from Far
"Western points. For some days large
parties have been coming from Oregon,
"Washington and Northern Idaho points.
A large number are present from the
Coeur d'Alene region, and all hold pow
ers of attorney from others to locate
land. The opening will be by the lottery
system, the order of choice being deter
mined by drawing.
The town of Shoshone, the nearest rail
way point, has been crowded for ten
days, people finding It difficult to secure
cota on which to sleep, and every avail
able conveyance Is engaged in hauling
passengers to the new town. The draw
ing will occur Thursday.
Special Government Agent Inquiring
Concerning Baker and Lindsley.
SEATTLE, "Wash., March 20. (Special.)
William H. Ramsey, special agent of
the Department of Justice, Is In Seattle
pursuing the investigation of the charges
that have been made at Washington
against State Representative J. B. Linds
ley and State Senator George H. Baker,
recommended by Senators Ankeny and
Pllee for United States District Attorney
and Marshal, respectively.
The LJndsley investigation is practically.
If not entirely, concluded. On the face
of the charges the most serious objection
urged against Mr. LJndsley was that of
friendship toward the "Washington S'atcr
Power Company and tlie Pacific States
Telephone Company. The charges of fac
tional political activity are not sufficient
to influence the appointing power.
There has been nothing developed thus
far In the Investigation Into charges
n gainst Senator Baker that warrants a
defense by the latter. Unless the political
enemies of Senator Baker are able to
Bhow some serious -reason why he .should
not be appointed. Mr. Ramsey will not
call upon the Senator for an answer.
The first person whom Mr. Ramsey
summoned to a conference this morning
was state senator C. F. Clapp. He en
tered the lower house in 3S97 from Jeffer
son County, the same year that Senator
Baker made his Legislative debut as
Won a Countess in the Park
Miss Smith, of New York, Weds the
Man Who Saved Her From Runaway.
Xew Tork Sun.
.IC A fieen afternoon In last October
Jean Valerie Manuel do Caserta.
quite low In mind, was shelling pea
nuts In Central Park for the greedy squir
rels and discussing with Captain Jim
O'Kelly (R. N.. retired) the peculiar hu
mor of the Count, his grandfather, in
willing him an estate In Bilboa which he
might not enjoy until ho had a. son of his
Captain O'Kelly was busy with the
sparrows and gloomy thoughts of his own.
Neither had an Idea that Luck was hid
ing Just around the curve of the East
Drive ready to shower fortune.
There came to the cars of the two, quite
suddenly, the drumming of hoofs some
where behind the trees far up tho drive.,
O'Kolly'e ears caught a woman's shrill'
call for help.
The squirrels and sparrows scurried and
fluttered, away hb a. black horse, bit in
teeth, foam-flecked, thundered around a
curve of the drive, at One Hundredth
street. The bridle rein was swinging over
his head, the saddle- had slipped to his
flank, and a white-faced woman was
hanging desperately to the pommel, slid
ing nearer and nearer the ground with
every lunge the horse made.
The Count took one side of the .roadway,
tlie Captain the other. There was the
chance that one might Jump and grip tho
bridle if the other failed. Then the black
was upon them In a swirl of dust. The
woman, they saw had fainted. O'Kelly
leaped for the bridle rein, just gripped it
and' hung on while the Count, with a trick
the: Foreign Legion teaches even better
than Wyoming, vauted to the back of the
runaway, slipped, set his teeth, stuck
and got his muscular fingers around the
horse's windpipe, choking it desperately
until the black, stopped, fagged out.
Both men were sweeps for looks, just
then, clothes In rags and- ribbons, blood
streaming from a cut In O'Kelly's arm
and the Count's shoulder, where the sad
dle had torn It. "While the Royal Navy
man soothed the horse, the Count lifted
the girl from the saddle and laid her on
the grass. She came to in a few winks,
and the one thing she did not say was.
"Where am I?"
She used her scant breath In berating
as a lady might a goggle-eyed person In
a rubber coat who had tooted a horrid
horn under tho nose of her horse. Then
she thanked the Count and the Captain
very prettily, telling them the Count In
particular, the Captain says that they
had without doubt saved her life, as she
oouldn't have kept her hold much longer.
Then she gave them her card, from
which it appeared that she was Miss
Kstherine Isabella Smyth, or 60 "West
Seventy-Mxtli street. "Would the Count
and the Captain take tea with her? In
deed they would, and over the samovar
they estimated Miss Smyth's attractions
with enthusiasm at least the Count did.
the Captain says.
Sho was something more than Sa, -undeniably
pretty and as undeniably well
bred. She was as frank and breezy as a
wind from tlie "West, and they found her
charming the Count grew poetic, the
Captain says.
The long and short of it was that the
Count fell in love with her and she with
the Count. The Captain was delighted and
'crumbled advice as was his way. The
Count proposed, was accepted and a "West
ern Union Message informed an old gen
tleman in Philadelphia that his dough
ter was about to become the Countess de
Caserta. The old gentleman was Thomas
Smyth, who had made his millions out of
coal mines. He was long on horse sense
and short on romance, the Captain
uuts it!
The mer sage gave him a bad quarter of
an hour, and he dldnU. waste any time
getting to this city to Interview the
daughter and the Count. He looked over
De Caserta. and told Miss Smyth in
. positive sort of way "that he didn't want
any foreign nobility In his family." He
said ho had got along without a Count
for 60 odd years, and he thought he could
struggle along a while longer.
Tho captain proved himself a brick right
there. He knew many things about the
Count and he recited , an Iliad of South
Africa and-Algeria-Jto .the old gentleman
JRepresenfatlve from Klickitat. Clapp and
Baker were friends ior years,- for the two
went to the State Senate together in 1S,
but during the last session something oc
curred to strange them- Senator Clapp
was one of two members of the State
Senate -who refused to sign an -indorsement
of Senator Baker.
"Whatever he may have urged for or
against Baker Is not known, but Jn any
event the- case against the Senator has
not yet reached a serious stage. Unless
the Department of Justice desires tq
make public the charges, Senator Baker's
accusers will remain hidden behind a
cloak of secrecy, with the only danger of
exposure being that the fight becomes
serious enough to warrant a demand on
Senator Baker for an answer. Before
any report is made to the department
the case of the '''prosecution" will be fully
There must be something beyond fac
tional hostility shown to warrant an ad
verse report or any reference to Senator
Baker of charges against him.
Association Formed to Put Financial
Affairs on Better Basis.
SALEM, Or., March a.-(Special.)-For
the purpose of placing the financial af
fairs of Willamette University on a bet
ter basis, the "Willamette Endowment As
sociation was incorporated hero today by
a number of prominent business men.
The object of the association is to create
and manage an endowment fund, the pro
ceeds of which shall be devoted to the
aid of "Willamette University.
It is understood that the desire of the
friends of the university has bee'n to place
the endowment fund In the control of men
of such well-known business ability that
all persona who feel inclined to aid the
school will feel assured that funds be
queathed by them will lje carefully man
aged, so that no losses will be suffered
and the money will be so invested that
it will bring the largest possible income.
The management of the endowment fund
will be kept separate from the manage
ment of the university. The Incorpora
tors of the Willamette Endowment Asso
ciation are:
Philip Buehner, president; C. P. Bishop,
first vice-president; R. J. Glnn. second
vice-president; T. S. McDaniel, secretary
and treasurer: A. M. Smith, J. I. Jones,
H. E. Neal, R. A. Booth. W. D. Fenton.
E. S. Collins and Samuel Connell, directors.
The association will have its principal
place of business in Portland. The ar
tides of Incorporation filed today specif:
that "if Willamette University should ever
cease to exist, the fund shall be held in
trust for the aid of some other educational
institution to be established and con
trolled by the Methodist Episcopal
Rancher Cleared of Murder.
BAKER CITY. Or.. March 20.-(SpccIal.)
The grand Jury examining Into the case
of the State vs. A. D. Barnard, charged
with murder, returned not a. true bill this
afternoon and the defendant was dis
charged. This case came up from Hunt
ington. Barnard In a. drunken row
stabbed and killed John Brown, & railroad
Barnard Is a young ranchman, and tho
c-ldence showed that Brown assaulted
Barnard after the latter had had a row
with the bartender and had been thrown
out of the saloon. Brown apparently being
the aggressor.
The case of the State vs. Maddcrn. on a
charge of murder in the first degree, will
come up for trial tomorrow.
of Philadelphia, making out the Count a
man of honor and some exploits of note.
It was true that the Count was a hit hard
up, but what of that? Should Riches
balk at Love when Romance leads on?
Old Mr. Smyth thought that was pretty,
but he was set in his way. No! And
there was an end to it, said he.
His -daughter told him coolly that he
couldn't help it She had a half-million
of her own that her mother had left her.
she said, and If papa didn't want to gie
In, why he could go, straight hade to Phil
adelphia, That's Just what papa did.
omitting quite the parental hlesslng.
On February 2, in the afternoon. Miss
Smyth and the Count de Caserta were
married .by Dr. Houghton at the Little
Church Around the Corner. Captain
O'Kelly gave the bride away and some
friends of tho bride. Jeanne Tracy Rich
ards and W. L. Richards, of the Hotel
Bristol, were the witnesses. The very
first thing Miss Smyth did then was hand
the Count a check for Ja,000, so he would
feel Independent.
Just one week later they sailed for
Europe, landing at Havre and going then
to Paris. Yesterday Captain O'Kelly got
a French carte de posto from the Count
and Countess. It made him chuckle over
his cigarette and coffee.
"Now, Isn't he the lucky young dog?"
said O'Kelly. "Where would he have
been if he hadn't been grumbling to me
and feeding the squirrels In the park that
day? Good fellow, gentleman all through.
blood as good as tho King" of Spain s.
Yet for four lean years he knocked around
New York, selling cigars, peddling life
Insurance among the Spaniards and the
French and turning an honest dollar
wherever he could.
"De Caserta comes of a line that is a
branch of the House of Bourbon. He
had some rough service with the Foreign
Legion in Algiers, where ho got the nick
name 'ce dlable Caserta. Then he went
exploring li South Africa and got to
know more about the Transvaal than Oom
Paul. He found a likely spot going cheap,
squeezed a bit of money from home,
bought it and settled down.
Along came the ruction between the
Boers and the Ultlanders and the Count
took a hand. President Steyn, of tho Or
ange Free State, made him chief aide-de-camp.
"When the bottom dropped out of
things Steyn sent 250.000 to The Hague in
case he might need it In his old age. and
De CaseTta was chosen from 11,000 men
to carry the funds. He got it out of the
country under the noses of the British
and delivered it to Steyn's agents In Hol
land. 'When he got back a former Boer spy
named MacGregor betrayed him to the
redcoats at Capetown. The Count was
sentenced to bo shot as a spy, but somo
friends of his in Paris used a bit of in
fluence with Downing Street and they
let him go." "When the war was over he
wouldn't take the oath of allegiance, so
they confiscated his arm-and exiled him.
That was how he got to New York.
"I got to know him through a letter of
Introduction he brought from an old pal
of mine in the Royal Navy. Captain Ba
"His wife. It seems, wanted tq take a
quiet look at life without being tied to a
chaperon, and when her dad objected she
had a bit of a quarrel, left Philadelphia
and came to the Aylsmcrp apartments at
60 west Seventy-sixth street. "She had
plenty of money, was or age. and so the
old gentleman's objections didn't go very
far. That was several months before the
little incident in Central Park.
"The Count will have money of his own
some day as It has turned out. His grand
father made a will leaving a valuable
property in Bilboa, Spain, to him only on
condition that he married and got a Bon
Some day," the captain went on, "I am
going to hear ot the birth of James
O Kelly Jean Valerlo Manuel de Caserta.
That's the best I get"
The Count and Countess de Caserta. will
return to New York about the 1st of -June.
They will make, their home here' and In
Forty Days After Cracking
Lebanon Bank Safe.
Ell Dunn and J. A. Crossley Under
Sentence of Five Years In the
Penitentiary Fight for Sum
Held by Cros3ley.
ALBANY, Or., March 20. (Special.)
Judge Burnett this afternoon sentenced
Ell Dunn and J. A. Crossley. convicted
of the ""Lebanon bank robbery, to Ave
years in the Penitentiary- Sheriff "White
took them to Salem this evening. Tlie
motion for a new trial was overruled and
the defendant's attorneys were given 30
days in which to file a bill of exceptions.
The men were convicted, by circumstan
tial evldenco of robbing the .bank early
on the morning of February fi. They were
seen at Albany with two others. Kings
ley and Darland, and on tho day pre
ceding the robbery Vere seen near here,
making for the West Side railroad. The
bank safe was burglarized, the burglar
proof chest blown open and $5300 taken.
At the trial an alibi was attempted of
proof by Portland witnesses for Dunn,
while other Portland witnesses tried to
establish the fact that Crossley before
the robbery had a largo sum of money.
Both men denied having known Kingsley
and Darland.
Crossley had over 5S00 when arrested.
Attorneys this afternoon attempted to se
cure the money on an order. The money
is also claimed by an insurance company
carrying burglar Insurance on the bank.
Litigation will follow over the possession
of the money, which is in the State At
torney's hands as not admitted in evi
dence. The prisoners reached the Penitentiary
In 40 days from the date of the crime.
Search for Klngaley - and Darland, the
ther two men Implicated, continues.
Carriers for Oil Company Stopped a
Few Miles From Berkeley.
BERKELEY, CaL, March 20. Ten
thousand dollars in gold and silver, the
payroll of the Pacific Coast Oil Com
pany, at Point Richmond, was taken
by two masked men from John Daly,
a liveryman of Oakland, and A. Roach.
his companion, half a mile east of
Stege, in Contra Costa County, at about
9:45 this morning.
Tie money was in two canvas sacks
and the gold was In mostly 320-pIeces.
The holdup occurred In a lonely spot
known as "Death's Cut," where the
San Pablo road crosses the Southern
Pacific tracks, about six miles from
North Berkeley, and about four miles
east of Point Richmond. Daly was
driving a bay horse hitched to a light
rubber-tired road buggy.
Having assured themselves that the
money was In the buggy, the robbers
tied the rig and. marching their vie
tlms 100 yards up the road at the point
of their rifles, they bound, gagged and
blindfolded them. Then, dragging- them
to the side of the Toad, in a most brutal
manner they threw them into a mud
puddle, having first tied their feet to
the fence. '
Some one will come along in an hour
or so and release you, cheerily re
marked the taller of the two robbers,
who seemed to be the leader, as they
left the scene of the holdup and drove
away in Daly s buggy.
From the conversation of the thugs
Daly was able to gather that they were
well acquainted with tho affairs of tho
oil company. The taller of tho two
robbers remarked to his companion
while searching the men that this was
better than working for the oil com
pany. Tlie robbers took only pocket
knives from Daly and Roach, and in
their hurry overlooked 560 in Daly's
Roach managed to work loose from
his bonds, and. untying his companion,
returned to Stege. where they told their
story to Station Agent Grady. Their
appearance bore out the story of the
brutal treatmont they had been sub
jected to. Grady procured a rig for
them and they drove on to Richmond.
where thd authorities were notified.
Armed posses are now searching for
the robbers.
One Caught, Other Is Surrounded.
RICHMOND, CaL. March 20. The horse
and buggy taken from Daly and Roach
this morning was found at west Berkeley
tonight, about dark, with flOOO In the
A man answering the description of the
robber who wore a 90tt hat was Aught
between San Pablo and Gateley ranch
this evening, and was taken to San
Pablo. The heavy man Is ftill at large
in the hills near Pinole. Sheriff Veales
posse is In pursuit It Is thought that
one of the men toot the rig to Berkeley
and then went north and was Joined by
his companion later. It is supposed that
the rest of the money is hidden along the
road near Stege.
The other man is purrounded.
Proposal to Los Angeles Is Made
With Backing of Coin.
LOS ANGELES. CaL," March 20. A" syn
dicate of Los Angeles capitalists has made
in good faith a proposal to the city At
torney and Board of Police Commission
ers to have the present J200 liquor licenses
revoked, and instead 50 or 75 licenses is
sued to tlie company. Tho members would
place their saloons In charge of compe
tent nfrsons, under such regulations as
do not now exist in any American city.
Treating would be considered a misde
meanor. Coffee and soft drinks would be
served, as well as Intoxicants, and a for
felt would be paid for every drink sold
to an intoxicated person. The drinking
places would be made attractive and the
prices uniform.
But for the fact that this proposal is
seriously backed by a number, of men of
wealth, it would be taken as .a Joke. A
formal offer is made to guarantee the city
J1S0.OX) per year for the exclusive privi
lege, and to spend a liberal amount In
public Improvements. The syndicate will
make the offer, and If it Is refused will
assist In the present strenuous campaign
to bring to a vote In Los Angeles the ques
tlon of saloons or no saloons.
Church People of Tacoma May Open
Temperance Plrce
TACOMA. "Wash.. March 20. (Special.)
A call has been Issued for a raassmeeting
to be held Tuesday evening at tne .First
Methodist Church to consider plans to
establish a temperance saloon and game
room in the heart of the business section.
The meeting will be held under the aus
pices of a committee of young men, con
sisting of Rev. John "W. Berger. assistant
pastor of the First Presbyterian Church;
Attorney Dls H. Rowland and Mr. Fries,
or me vjaiiey supply company. iter. -Mr,
Berger. who Is chairman of the commit
tee, said today:
"Wc jyrc endeavoring to establish a tern
pcrance saloon, on Pacific avenue. and-J,
the meeting has been called to further
arrange for the enterprise. A stock com
pany will be organized and the money so
raised will be nsed in starting and fur
nishing the place. The temperance sa
loon will be provided with a bar and soft
drinks' only" will be sold. Lunches will also
be served. A reading-room, smoking
room, pool tables and possibly a bowling
alley will be provided."
Sheriff Said to Be Responsible for
Effort to Enforce Law.
BAKER CITY. Or.. March 20. L. R.
Rusk, James Sellers and Thomas Wright,
all of Bourne, were arraigned this morn
ing in the Circuit Court on the charge of
violating the Sunday closing law, They
were allowed the statutory time to plead.
Another batch of Indictments is expected
at any time.
Over 100 indictments have been brought
against Baker City and County liquor
dealers by the grand jury now la session.
This crusade against gambling and Sun
day liquor-selling Is laid at the door of
Sheriff Brown, as the result of threats
said to have been made last Fall by the
ealoon element at the time of the former
crusade. Trials are set to commence
"Wednesday morning. Senator J. L. Rand
entered a plea of not guilty Saturday for
the numerous liquor dealers to appear.
"When the trials came up last Fall, Juries
in the Justice Court elther.returned not
guilty verdicts or failed to agree, until
the. saloon men 'called a halt and proposed
to enter a general plea of guilty and al
low the court to fine them. It cost them
$10 each and costs. In the present cases
the saloon men are-likely to demand Jury
trials for each case, when it would require
all Summer to clear the docket City and
county have always been wide open night
and day. Sundays and Saturdays, until
last September's movements.
Council Secures Option to Supply the
Town With Water.
HOOD RIVER. Or., March 20.-(SpecIal.)
The City Council sprang a sensation
tonight when the "Water Committee an
nounced that an option had been se
cured on a cold-water spring running 60
inches of water within five miles of
town. If the plan of the Council works
out it means municipal ownership of a
water system for the City of Hood River.
It is estimated that this water can be
brought in a pipe line to the city at a
cost not to exceed 110.000. The City Coun
cil and private water companies hays
been-, sparring for bargains over the
question of water for fire and domestic
purposes for the last five years. The
result of the Council's Investigations will
ba watched with Intense Interest.
Cowlcho Hermit CommlttedSulclde
When Tales Were Told.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash.. March 20.
(Special.) The body of Louis Christian
son, who committed suicide on the Co
wlche, was brought to thl3 place today
and buried. He left two letters, one ad
dressed to an old friend. M. L. Tucker,
and the other to" a neighbor, Peter Swan
son. In the letters he said when they
were received ho would be gone out of
the world and asked Tucker to take all
his property, as he had no heirs In Amer
ica. In" his letter to Tucker he said:
"I have heard that John Russell, In the
Tletor Basin, has been .telling something
about me which I cannot bear and live."
"What tills was no one seems to know.
He told Tucker that he would find S520 In
sandbox In the henhouse. Tho estate
Is worth about JS000.
Strangers Send Lone Clerk Down
Cellar, and Then Help Themselves.
"WALLA WALLA. "Wash.. March 20.
(Special.) Tlie grocery store of W. Sims
was held up In broad daylight this morn
ing and nearly $1400 taken from the safe.
About 6:30 two men came Into the store
and asked "W. N. Estcs, a clerk, who was
sweeping out for some codfish. "When he
returned from the cellar the men were
gone, and Mr. Sims, on coming down an
hour later, found that the safe, which
Estcs had left open, had been rifled.
Most of the loss was in the shape of ne
gotiable checks and notes, aggregating
5103), besides 5TS9.SO In cash. Up to late
this evening no trace of the culprits lias
been found by Sheriff or police.
Northern Pacific Section Foreman
Slept on Ralls in Butte Yard.
BUTTE. Mont. March 20. Dah HIckcy.
isortnern raanc section, xoreman. was
decapitated by a switch engine in the
yards hero this morning. Ho went to
sleep on the track. Hlckey was 60 vcars
old. unmarried and bad no relatives here.
and his home Is not known.
"Secretary of National Convention.
PENDLETON, Or., March 20. James
H. Gronn will take up the duties of
secretary-of. the National Livestock As
sociation May 1 at Denver. Tho cxecu
tive committee of the National Livestock
Association Is composed of representatives
from tlie following National organlza
tions: "Wool growers. cattle-growers,
horseralsers, goatraisers. swinegrowers.
stockyards, commission men and packers.
The manager of the committee Is ex-Sen
ator W. A. Harris, of Kansas, who makes
his office In Chicago; F. J. Hagenbarth.
of Salt Lake. Is president of the assod
a tlon.
Mr. Glvlnni now secretary of the Ore
gon "Woolgrowera' Association, is a na
tive of Idaho and has resided In Pendleton
tne past, uve years.
Mead to Visit Walla Walla.
"WALLA "WALLA. Wash.. March DO.
(Special.) Considerably preparation Is be
ing made for the reception of Governor
Albert Mead, who will arrive here tomor
row afternoon. An Informal reception
will be held at the penitentiary tomorrow
evening, given by Warden' F. A. Kecs.
who will entertain the executive during
his .visit ,
"Wednesday morning the Governor will
speak to the students at Whitman Col
lege, at chapel service, and during tho
afternoon will attend a conference of lead
Ing Republicans. In the evening he will
be given a public reception at the Com
mcrclal Club rooms.
Not Ready to Make Decision.
SALEM. Or., March 20. (Special.) The
Supreme Court today declined to render
a decision at this time upon the motion
of the First National Bank of Portland
to dismiss Multnomah County's appeal in
the suit by the county against the bank
to secure the cancellation of certain tax
sale certificates.
The court holds that since the motion
to dismiss the appeal Involves the merits
of the controversy. It will be better to
continue the motion until the argument
of the case on its merits, when both will
be heard together.
Case Settled Out ofCourt.
ASTORIA, Or.. March 20. (Special.
The case of A. M. Smith et aL vs.
the Oregon Railroad & Navigation
Company, which has been pending in
the Circuit Court for some months, has
been compromised. The suit" was to
determine the ownership of quite
tract of water frontage in this city.
It is understood that under the terms
of the settlement Smith is given a deed
to a strip 113: feet wide on the south
sido or tne tract and xne railroad com
Tan" Rets the remainder.
Converted iilan Confesses Mur
der, of Eight Years Ago,
One Result of the Revival Meetings
Just Ended in Oakland Under
the Auspices of the Trav
eling Evangelists.
OAKLAND. CaL. March 20. Asserting
that he had been converted by the evan
gelists who have been holding meetings
In -this city. Earl R. Bodlne, who says he
Is an ex-convlct went before Chief of Po
lice Hodgkins today, accompanied by some
of the evangelists, and confessed that
eight years ago, near Fort Fairfield. Me.,
he shot and killed a companion, disposing
of the body by throwing It into the Afis
took River. He says that as the body
disappeared beneath tho water the dead
man's eyes glared at him, and ever since
he has been unablo to rid himself of those
haunting eyes.
An investigation Is being made of nis
story. The authorities believe that he is
telling the truth.
Sheriff Fires at Prisoners as They
Are About to Bend Bar.
SALEM. Or.. March 20. (Special.) A
shot from the revolver of Sheriff "W. J.
Culver put a timely end to an attempted
Joilbreak this afternoon and prevented
the escape of four and perhaps nine
counti' prisoners. "With a bar on the
Wall window sawed off and the bar bent
so as to permit the passage or ineir
bodies, the criminals were about to de
part from the County Jail when Sheriff
Culver discovered them and put a sudden
stop the effort
C. P. King, awaiting a hearing on a
charge of larcany, was tho leader in the
attempted break, and was assisted by
Roy Conklln, Arthur Frcel and "Wan Leo,
all In for larceny. Freel Is an ex-convlct
and a hardened criminal. The men made
a saw from the steel taken from the sole
of a shoe. "With this they had evidently
worked several days at opportune times
sawing the bar and had completed the
work today.
Late this afternoon Mrs. Culver thought
she heard a sound as of sawing and re
ported the matter to her husband, the
Sheriff. Going to a window above the
Jail, Culver looked down and saw a pris
oner bending the bar to make an opening
for escape. Drawing his revolver he
fired down at the window below him.
the bullet crashing against the stone sill
within a few Inches of the prisoners
hands. Tlie conspirators beat a hasty
retreat, and when Deputy Mlnto rushed
down to look after tho men, he found
them pale and trembling with fright
The men were to be locked in their
cells at 5:30, and they planned to escape
before that hour.
This Is only one of many attempts
that havo been made to saw out of this
jail and some of the efforts have-been
Jewish Rabbi Is Put in a Position
Where Religion Is an Annoyance.
SEATTLE, Wash., March 20. (Special.)
H. Genss tonight was a very hungry
man. The Jewish rabbi, -who Is a well-
known orthodox Jew of Seattle, refused to
eat the food served to the J. H. Leroy
Jury in the boarding-house where the
members take their meals. Tho jury has
been kept locked up, and Genss Is one of
tho 12 men.
When the jury was locked up today pre
paratory to being taken to dinner, the
rabbi pleaded with the court to be allowed
to go home. a3 he was hungry and could
not eat what was served to the other men
without violating his religious scruples.
The court could not see his way clear to
allow the rabbi permission to seek food
that ho would eat, and ordered the bailiff
to lock htm up with the rest of the jur
ors. He was taken to the boarding-house
and compelled to sit at table and watch
the 11 men satisfy their hunger while he
went without his meal.
This Jewish rabbi, who does the killing
and dressing of meat and poultry for a
large number of the most orthodox Jews
In Seattle, cannot conscientiously eat food
that Is forbidden to his religious follow
Special Government . Commissioner
Investigating for Panama Railroad.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 20.-Joseph L.
Bristow, the special commissioner ap
pointed by President Roosevelt to Inves
tigate the commercial conditions sur
rounding the Panama Railroad, met with
the Chamber of Commerce today as a
preliminary step to his work In San Fran
cisco. The session was executive, it be
ing thought that a free expression of
opinion and more detailed information
would be forthcoming if the public was
excluded. Another meeting will be held
The principal matters discussed were
the ways and means of discovering Cali
fornia's actual commercial Interest In the
Panama Railroad and in tho line of
steamers belonging to the railroad which
ply between Colon and New York.
Initiative Petitions Preparing, and
Will Soon Be in Circulation.
SALEM, Or., March 20. Petitions are
prepared and will soon be in circulation
for the Initiative upon a mil autnonzing
and requiring the levying of an assess
ment upon all property In the state not
heretofore assessed since the year I860. If
enacted Into a law by the people In June,
190S, the bill will have the effect of en
riching tho treasury of several counties
of the state to the extent or hundreds of
thousands of dollars, the principal part
of which will come from the railroads and
wagonroad companies holding extensive
land Interests In the state and that have
escaped taxation up to tho present
It Is estimated that at least ten town
A "baby who frets, worries,
cries or sleeps poorly is prob
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there is actual disease. Mellin's
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ShiCS Of !Tlrt It. hl trartnn fTvlintV
alone are held by railroads upon which no
nave been paid since aw, wnicn
would mean about $200,000 due, If assessed
under the proposed act Many sparsely
settled counties in the state would ex-
ceea wia acreage in such land.
Construction Plans on Boca & Loyal
ton Rallrcad Are Advancing.
SAN FRANCISCO. March 20. The
Western Pacific Rallwas- Company re
ceived the -following telegram from its
New York office today:
"You are authorized to state that the
Western Pacific Railway Company Is
fully financed and construction will be
gin without delay; that the Boca & Loy
alton Railroad has been purchased and
that plans of construction are being ad
vanced as raDldlv aa nnsoihl tVi-it-
Wllaton H. Brown & Bros of New York.
win De me general, contractors."
Asks for Salmon' Data.
ASTORIA, Or March 20. (SpecIaL)
Fish Warden Van Dusen has received
a telogram from Senator Fulton, stat
ing that Secretary Metcalf, of the De
partment of Commerce and Labor,
wishes the Warden it send him -at
once the cost of the principal salmon
hatcheries in the States of Oregon and
Washington, the capacity of each, ex
pense of operation, number of em
ployes and such other information as
will be useful to him In establishing
Ash hatcheries in Alaska.
Mr. Van Dusen Is preparing a de
tailed statement regarding the con
struction and operation of hatcheries
in this state and will forward It to Sec
retary Metcalf.
Astoria Streets to Be Cleaned.
ASTORIA, Or., March 20. (Special.)
The City Council at its meeting this
evening passed ordinances creating a
street-cleaning: department and au
thorizing the committee to purchase
the tools and machines necessary for
its maintenance; fixing a license of 550
per year on billposters and granting
35-year franchises to W. W. Whipple
and J. R. Clinton, of Seattle, for gas,
electric light and telephone systems.
Dr. R. J. Filklngton was reappointed
City Physician for the ensuing year.
Doors for Fort McKInley.
SEATTLE. March 20. One. bid. sub
mitted by Wheeler. Osgo-d &. Co., of
Tacoma, offering to manufacture 17S3
doors for 53554.79, was opened by United
States Quartermaster Frank A. Grant in
this city. today- The doors are for use
by the Government at Fort McKlnley,
Philippine Islands.
To Observe Work of Japanese Navy.
VICTORIA, B. C, March 20. Captain
F. J. Drake, United States Navy, ordered
to Japan to observe the work of the Jap
aneso navy on behalf of the United States
Government, sailed for Yokohama to
night by the steamer Empress of India.
Graves Succeeds McElroy.
TACOMA, Wash., March 20. (Special.)
Carl B. Graves succeeds McElroy as
Northern Pacific- counsel at Seattle, the
latter voluntarily resigning.
Captain Charles Hamblln.
ASTORIA. Or., March 20. (SpeclaL)
The remains of Captain Charles Ham
blln, who died at Rainier Saturday,
were brought here today for burial.
The funeral will be held from the Pres
byterian Church on Clatsop Plains this
afternoon and the interment was in
the Old Pioneer Cemetery.
Captain Hamblln was born In the
East about 75 years ago. came to the
Columbia Kiver on a sailing- vessel and
ror a number or years ran a nloop be
tween Astoria and. points around the
mouth of the river. During the lat
ter portion of his life he resided near
Morrison Station, on Clatsop Plains.
He left a widow and one daughter.
Alexander Begg.
VICTORIA. B. C, March 20. News has
been received here of the death In New
York of Alexander Begg, historian, who
wrote histories of British Columbia and
the Canadian Northwest and who was
at the head of the Crofter colonization
scheme, which aimed to have 10,000 Scotch
crofters brought to the Vancouver Island
War Makes Army Increase Needless.
BERLIN, March 2a In the Reichstag
today Herr Bebel, the Socialist leader,
taking part in the debate on the
army Increase bill, averred that
the proposed Increase was unneces
sary. Germany s alliances were an
adequate counterweight to the alliance
of France and Russia before the Far
Eastern War, and, if the war ended now,
Russia would require a long scries
years to recuperate. Every month the
war lasted added a year to the period
essential for Russia to repair damages,
For a long time, therefore, Germany had
nothing to fear from the dual alliance.
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