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SHE MOBBING OBS(K)KIAy, WEDNESDAY, MABCJ 22, 1905.
NEVER HAD TO SNEAK
Young Society Man Confesses
Thefts' fo Seattle Police,
POSITION GAVE HIM SECURITY
Clyde B. 'Clancy, Polished in Manner
land Well Dressed, Worked With
the Coolness of "Raffles"
" "In the Play.
SEATTLE,. -Wash.. March 21.-(Spe-claL)
"I never sneaked out the back
way." boasted Clyde B. Clancy, the young
society man held by the Tacoma police
t lor Seattle authorities. "It was not nec
essary. I stood well at the hotel, and
the fact that I walked through the hotel
office -with a suit case or two now and
then did not arouse any suspicion."
As coolly as the "Baffles" of fiction, the
well-bred and handsome young Clancy
came and went as he pleased. Ho studied
the habits of his Intended victims, and
then at the moment he knew the coast
was clear, he entered boldly and todk
what he wanted. The very audacity of
the act and his own prominence made
hlra successful. All this and more young
Clancy has told the Seattle police officers
who have talked with him at Tacoma.
"This man," said Detective Wappen
fteln today, "Is a modern 'Raffles' a so
ciety thief.. who has been busy with this
kind of work for years, and who. because
of his high social position and the excel
lent standing of his family, has been
enabled to cover his tracks and avoid
This is what Clancy himself told the
"Yes, I'm a thief. I know that only too
well. "Why I turned my hand to steal
ing and disgraced the good name of ray
respected father and myself, I do not
-know. It's all a strange dream to me.
It .seems that I am just awakening.
I know the charges against me are true,
hut I can hardly realize it.
"Since I was arrested I have thought
and thought about It, and the more I
allow myself to. study the fearful accusa
tions the more I believe I am still dream
ing. Then I awaken , again, and I see
the awful reality of my slumbering
Since his confession many proofs of
his -guilt have been secured, and he will
be Informed against on the charge of
burglary, an offense on which he may be
i-ent to the penitentiary for a maximum
period of 14 years. Yesterday a charge
of petit larceny had been made to hold
In the opinion of the police, there Is
now nothing else for Clancy to do but
plead guilty and take his sentence. It
Is understood that his relatives' will make
a plea for mercy on the ground that
Clancy Is a kleptomaniac, and Is not re
sponsible for the crimes to which he has
MADE WILL AFTER SHOOTING
Sharratt Gave Property to Greens,
Accused of His Murder.
CORVAX.IJS. Or., Siarch 21. (Special.)
F. "W. Green, who with his wife is ac
cused of the murder of "W. G. Sharratt
at Waldport January 21, was brought
here today for confinement In the County
Jail,-' pending his trial to take place at
Toledo, Lincoln County, in July, ilrs
Green passed through town today on the
way to the Albany jail.
The case Involves a few remarkable
facts. The doctor who made the post
mortem examination on Sharratt is under
$500 bonds as an accomplice, because of
the cause which he assigned as responsl
hie for death. This was that pus found
in the brain was the direct cause.
Most remarkable, however. Is -the fact
that the morning after he had been shot
Sharratt willed all his property to those
now accused of his murder. When first
found, at 8 o'clock the morning after the
shooting, Sharratt waa unconscious. Whis
ky was given him, and after a time he
revived. He grew better and better, and
at length called for writing materials.
These were brought, and Sharratt began
dellberatley to dictate a will.
Mrs. Green was amanuensis at first, but
che used a pencil and the writing
was In such a nervous hand that-Bharratt,
after looking at the writing, declared the
document would be illegal In pencil, and
called for pen and ink. Other witnesses
besides the Greens were in the room dur
ing the proceedings. Then, dictating to
Mr. Green, Sharratt proceeded with the
will, giving all his property to the Greens.
Then he called for his spectacles, ad
justed, them with his own hand, and, after
reading the will and an order similarly
prepared. Sharratt signed.
The -defense urges that if the Greens
had hot Sharratt. as the state alleges,
the dying man would not have deliberate
ly rewarded them by giving them all his
property, amopg which was ?74D In cash,
on deposit In a Portland bank. The in
cident .renders the case ono with but few
if any parallels. Judge. McFadden and
J. F. Tates. of this city, have been re
tained as counsel for the defendants.
STARTLED THE NORTHERN FOLK
American Traveling Man Covers 200
Miles in Alaska on Bicycle.
SEATTLE. "Wash., March 21. (Special.)
It has remained for a representative
American drummer to startle the natives
and Canadian mounted police along the
Tanana-Valdez winter trail with a blcy
clp stunt which, so far as tho records co.
is 'without parallel in "Winter travel In
the North. J. H. Scott, of San Francisco,
did the trick, covering 200 miles of ice
and hard-packed snow, traveling on a
20-pound wheel in February, making that
distance in a trifle over four days'. Mr.
"For the first 200 miles the going was
fine. The weather was clear and cold
and I tell you It made me feel like a kid
Hgaln to spin along over 50 miles of hard
trail everj day. Part of the time the
trail was over the plains, but often I
would strike the river, frozen hard and
as smooth as a pane ot glass.
"The 200 miles to the head of the Delta
I covered in four and a half days. Then
a terrific blizzard came up and with It
inches of newly fallen snow on the
ground I determined to change vehicles,
1 threw the wheel away, walked to the
next roadhouse and there took a sleigh
for the remainder of the distance.
'The trail from Tanana out to the
coast about 4C0 miles long Is much like
a Broadway promenade. I met people
every few minutes. There was no chance
for me to be lonesome.' At first I did not
mind being stopped every few miles to be
asked how far it was to the next road
house. The green mushers were thick on
the trail and all of them wanted to be
shown. Finally, patience left me, and
whenever I had a pretty good spurt on
with my wheel, I did not hear the ques
Hons which were popped at me as :
TRIP FOR ENGINEER THOMSON
Seattle Council Trying to Pay Ex
penses of Trip Abroad.
SEATTLE. "Wash.. March 21. (Special.)
Vlnce H. Faben has been retained by
n group of Seattle business men anxious
to defeat a plan of Seattle city- officials
toaead City Engineer Thomson to Eur-
pa for six months to study the old-country
systems of. sewage and other munici
pal problems. The Council passed an
ordinance setting aside for the trip,
but the "Mayor vetoed it on technical
grounds. Now an effort la being made to
pass another appropriation specifically
stating the engineer shall visit Eastern
cities and European points to investigate ,
garbage systems. j
The opposition is based on the allega
tion that the trip is a Junketing mission I
to Inform the engineer on points he should
be familiar with. In connection with this
fight there is a story current that Thom
son's salary is scon to be raised, to 55000
annually. Thomson was the City En
gineer wiio built, during the past 12 years,
the municipal water and light plants and
has directed the construction of,?ractl
cally the entire sewage and street sys
tems of Seattle. '
INSANE TEACHER YITH A
Compels Jordan Valley People to Do
as She Bids foe Many Hours.
Intense excitement was caused in Jor
dan "Valley, on the eastern edre of Mal
heur county, Oregon, by theextraordl
nary actions of Miss Ida Roberts, a pop
ular school teacher, while in a fit of
temporary Insanity. Jordan Valley is an
isolated community in Eastern Oregon,
three days' Journey from the railroad, and
the school district is the largest in the
United States, running 123 miles north
from the Nevada border and about 50
miles east and west. The story as printed
In tho Silver City (Idaho) Nugget some
days since is as follows:
Lart Friday, one of- the most popuUr and
beat known schoolteachers, Mies Ida. .Roberts,
had a fit of temporary Insanity. The lady has
been boardlnc at the residence of 'William
Parka, a lid had planned the night before to
make a visit to the home ef Sir. Fenwlck, ln-tcnd$g-
to start about noon. Mlo Roberts' sla
ter, who 1 also teaching and boarding at the
Parks home, .was sick In bed at the time, bav
ins: bad a slight attack ot paralysis.
Mies Roberts appeared In her sister' bed
room with a revolver In her hand and ordered
her sister to get up and accompany her. which
she immediately did. She also covered Parks
little girl with the gun and made her eland.
Mrs., Parte, coming Into the room, was aim
ordered to stop, but, instead, ehe fainted.
After being restored to consciousness, illm
Roberts ordered her to accompany them on
their trip, but Mrs. Parks begged her to let
Mrs. "Williams go Instead. This ahe Anally
cotuKntvd to. She then ordered a three-stated
rig, holding the revolver all the time so as to
cover the little glrL She then ordered the
driver to tit on the front seat, ?blle Mrs.
"William and Miss Robert's sister occupied
the, middle scat, and she and the little girl
the back, while one man etood up behind her
and the little girl.
In this way they proceeded on their journey.
It Is sold that 14 men on horseback accom
panied them, but all were afraid to attempt
the rescue of the child for fear ehe would t&oot
her. After traveling for some distance. Miss
Roberts was Induced to defer her visit to Mr.
Fen wick's and go to Sid Knight' Instead.
Riders had gone In advance and notified
Knight of what was coming. Bj the time
tb rig arrived MIS Roberts had, evidently,
e omen-bat recovered her sanity, for ehe relaxed
her vigilance so far as to drop her revolver
in her satchel. Mrs. Williams secured tb
weapon, and, on going Into- the bouse, the
woman wis Mcttred.
It ic said that during the entire trip, some
15 miles, she never took the revolver off the
child. Her brother, J. E. Roberta, ot Boise,
was notified, and came over Sunday and ac
companied her to Bolre.
MRS. SMITH IS SET AT LIBERTY
Arrested for Swindling, She Beats
Cases In Seattle Courts.
SEATTLE Wash.. ITarch 21. (Special.)
Despite th& efforts of Prosecuting Attor
ney Mcintosh since he entered office to
bring to trial Mrs. Lloyd A. Smith, the
woman who Is accused of swindling about
a dozen Seattle women out ot sums ag
gregating $18,000. the woman was this
morning set free, and all the criminal in
formations against her in the Superior
Court were dlsmlescd by Judge Griffin.
Before the woman was dismissed a large
number of spectators were treated to one
of the most exciting legal battles ever
-fought in the criminal department of the
Superior Court. Within a space of one
hour one Information agalnstie woman
was dismissed, another filed and she was
rearrested in the courtroom, a second in
formation dismissed, and then new
Information on which she was arrested
this morning wa-s dismissed.
The battle closed with Mra Smith a free
woman, and several angry women who
allege she had swindled them delivering
fierce tirades upon the devious ways of
Mrs. Smith was arrested In San Fran
cisco nearly 2tJ years ago. and after a
stiff fight to escape extradition she was
brought back to Seattle to answer to two
informations. One of these charged the
woman with having defrauded Mrs. M. J.
Lutz of 54125 and the other of defrauding
Miss Rose Daugherty of $1000 by selling
them worthless oil stock. From the day
she was brought back until the case was
finally called today, every expedient to
postpone trial on the woman's part was
advanced and allowed to succeed by the
former Prosecuting Attorney.
The Lutz case was dismissed because
Mrs. Smith was not brought to trial
within six months after information was
filed, and the Daugherty case because the
witnesses were gone. A new information
was quashed on the ground that it clr
cumvented the court's orders. At the
time Mrs. Smith was arrested in San
Francisco It was thought she had oper
ated In Portland. .
MRS. STANFORD'S BODY ARRIVES
Thousands in San Francisco Pay Re
spectful Tribute to Dead.
SAN FRANCISCO. Cal.. March 21.
"With flag at half-mast, the steamer Ala
meda arrived here today from Honolulu
with the body of the late Mrs. Jane 1L&-
throp Stanford, In charge of President
D. S. Jordan, of Stanford University, and
Timothy Hopkins, a trustee of the uni
verslty. Miss Bertha Bcrner, private sec
retary, and Miss May Hunt, maid of Mrs
Stanford, with Detectives Reynolds and
Callundlm. completed the party.
The revenue cutter Golden Gate came
alongside the Pacific liner and transferred
a party headed by C G. Lathrop, brother
of the deceased. A squad of police in full
dress uniform was In waiting at the Fa
cafic-street dock, and the big crowd on
the wharf stood with uncovered heads.
As the hearse, followed- by carriages
containing the Honolulu party, proceed
ed along the water front, thousands lined
the sidewalks and hats were lifted as a
token of respect. A special funeral train
was in readiness at the Southern Pacific
denot to transport the party to Palo
Funeral services, will be held Friday
In the memorial chapel at the unlver
sltv. and the remains will be placed in
the Stanford mausoleum on the univer
PERISHED IN AN ALASKA STORM
Unknown Man Separated From Party
Headed by Attorney Hall, of Nome
SEATTLE, "Wash., March 21. A Fair
banks. Alaska, special to the Post-In
"An unknown man belonging to
nartv headed by Attorney Hall, of
Nome, left his companions on March
tor the purpose oT locating & place for
a camp while they were struggling to
escape from an overflow, and has not
been seen since. Soon after he had left
Hall becamo so exhausted that: his
companions -were forced to take him
back over the trail to a roadhouse.
Here they were shut In by a fierce
storm for 36 hours.
"As soon as possible they set out to
look for their companion, but up to
the time the man bringing the report
left, had not found a trace of him, and
it is believed that the man perished in
SIGNERS IN PLENTY
Referendum Workers Are Pro-
ceedjrfg Very Quietly.
YAMHILL WILL 13IVE 1500
Washington County Names to an
Equal "Amount Are Expected
Altogether 4681 Signatures
Will Be Necessary.
SALEM. Or., March 21. (Special.)
Reports from Yamhill County show
that the referendum movement on the
appropriation bill Is making progress,
notwithstanding discussion of the sub-
Ject has died down. The preliminary
work of preparing and distributing the
petitions having been completed, there
is little talk now, but It is said the
petitions are being circulated freely
and as freely signed.
It was stated today by a prominent
resident of Yamhill County that 1500
signatures will be secured in Yamhill
County alone and as many more in
"Washington. As It is quite likely that
many of the signatures will be rejected
when the petitions are presented to
County Clerks for their inspection and
certification. It is the Intention of the
referendum committee to securo many
more than the required number.
It has beep generally reported that
4500 signatures are required. To be
more exact, the required number is
4681. The total ?ote for Supreme Judgo
at the last election was 95,605, and 5
per cent of this is 46S1.
Some question har been made as to
the manner in which persons may sign
petitions and have their signatures ac
cepted as genuine. The law provides
that the County Clerk shall compare
the signatures on the petition with the
signatures on the registration books
and certify to those he "believer to be
genuine. The registration law re
quires that the full name of a voter
shall be signed on the register. In pur
suance of this law. a voter who usually
signs his name "J. "W. Smith" would
sign his full name. "James W. Smith."
Now, lhe signs the referendum peti
tion J. W. Smith." the question is
whether the County Clerk can certify
this signature as genuine when the
register shows a different signature.
The practice In this county has been
to accept the signature, even though
not exactly the same, if the handwrit
ing indicates that it Is genuine.
Attorney-General Crawford said today
that he believes tho course followed by
the Clerk of Marlon County Is correct.
and that where a man has registered his
full name, but uses initial letters In sign
ing his name to. petitions, the signatures
should he certified, if the Clerk believes
them to be genuine.
PETITION IS FILED IN LINN.
Brownsville Paper HasSlgnatures for
ALBANY. Or.. March 21. (Special.) The
first petition to be filed In Linn County
requesting a referendum vote on the ap
propriations bill passed by the Legisla
ture was received by the County Clerk to
day. It was from Brownsville and -con
tained ISO names.
LICENSES FOR ALL DAIRYMEN
Attorney-General Decides Law Goes
Into Effect May 18.
SALEM, Or.. March 2L (Special.)
Dairymen, large and small, must take
out licenses to sell milk or cream In cit
ies ot 10,00) Inhabitants after May IS,
They must secure from the Dairy and
Food Commissioner certificates showing
that their cows are healthful and their
stables in good sanitary condition. These
certificates must be renewed once a year.
a fee of $2.50 roust be paid therefor and the
certificate is revocable at any time . the
commissioner may find the condition of
the dairy unsatisfactory.
.Because tne emergency clause was
dropped from the bill on this subject
there has been some doubt whether dairy
men would be required to take out these
certificates this year, but Attorney-General
Crawford rendered an opinion today
In which he holds that the law will be in
full force this year. The question arose
because section 22 of the act provides
that on April 1 of each year dairymen
snail apply for certificates of Inspection.
Since the law will not go into effect
until May 18, there was some doubt
whether dairymen could be required to
secure certificates before April 1, 1S05.
The Attorney-General holds that although
the date mentioned will have passed In
lwb before the law goes Into effect, sec
tlon 23 of the act makes it unlawful to
sell milk without securing a certificate,
and dairymen can therefore be compelled
to have their dairies inspected this year.
Dairy and -Food Commissioner Bailey
was in Salem today looking' after the pub
lication of the new food law in pamphlet
form and arranging for the printing of
blank certificates for dairymen. He says
the new law will be vigorously enforced
in order to carry out the purposes for
The act will not only compel dairymen
to keen, their stables clean and healthful.
but will have a restraining effect upon
the sale of process butter and packed
butter. Butter that has been reworked
must be plainly marked, "processed but
ter," and butter that has been remolded
after being packed must be plainly marked
In public dining-rooms where processed
or tub butter Is served, that fact must
be printed on the bill of fare and printed
on cards posted In a conspicuous place
in the dining-room.
Since a notice ot this kind might be
injurious to business, even though the
processed butter were entirely wholesome,
it is quite likely that restaurants, lunch
counters and hotels will use much less
processed and packed butter than they
have in tne past.
FIRST PROPOSED, BY GOVERNOR
Bill to Tax Big Land Grants Was
Killed by Senate Committee.
SALEM. Or.. March 21. (Special.)
Govcjncjr- Chamberlain's friends see some
good campaign material In the plan just
announced to propose by initiative a law
authorizing the assessment and taxation
Sf property which has escaped taxation
for many years in the past. A law such
as this was recommended by the Gov
ernor In his message to tne last Lcglsla
ture, and a bill for that purpose was
Introduced in the Legislature by Repre
sentative Settlemler, of Marion County.
The bill passed the House, bt was held
up by the Senate Committee on Assess
raent and Taxation and no final action
was taken thereon by that body.
Now it Is averred by Democrats that
If this same law goes berore the people
at the general election in 1306, the fact
that a Republican Legislature failed to
pass the bill will make votes for the
Governor. In his message the Governor
There are many thousands of acres of land
1 la the state which have never been placed
upon the aaeeueaent roll, and whleh haTe
In cSmtetnieaca escaped taxation. This may
bars- happened through many cause, but main
ly for two reasons: First, became zrantees
from the roverwnent. Federal and etatf, have
purposely -withheld their deeds from record:
second, because Assessors, throusb. lack of
present ownership books, fan to find all the
property In their respective counties.
It is questionable If. under our laws, an Aa
eesaor' or Sheriff can assess and collect taxes
oa property for several years antedatlnc their
terms of office." Lain cqnferrinr this power
upon Assessors have been sustained by the
courts of other states, and I recommend the
matter to your earnest attention, and predict
that -with a law In fore authorizing the as-"
aessment of property that has escaped taxation
for any number ot years back, the revenues
of the state win be very materially InreasA.
The proposed law makes, it the dutv
ot the Attorney-General to assess prop
erty that has escaped taxation and to
bring suit in the Circuit Court ta collect
the taxes due for each year at the rates
of levy for such years. The tax is to
be" charged against the owner of the
property for the time he owned it.
It is estimated, though there Is no ac
curate information unon the subject, that
several hundred thousand dollars could
be collected In this manner and' under the
provisions of the law the money "would
go Into the common school fund.
The Scltlemlcr bill was drawn br
Holmes &. Holmes. Democratic attorneys.
In this city, who have also undertaken
to secure the necessary petition for the
submission of the law by Initiative.
SALEM V'LL PILL THE GAP
Valley Development League Conven-.i
tion to Be a Big Affair.
,, J . . '
cmsi. vr., Jiarcn icpeciaw '
Tne abandonment of the annual con-
entlon of the Oregon Development '
League, as announced today, is ex
pected to increase very materially the
attendance At the Willamette Valley
League convention, which will meet
here Thursday at 11:30 A. M. Great
preparations have been made for the
convention and the whole day will he
vruwaea imi oi aiscuasions upon suo-
jects of interest to the commercial
welfare of the Willamette Valley and ,
From Information received by tne
committees in charge of the work, it Is
evident that there will be delegates
rom even Valley county and from all
the larger Valley towns. WorJ was re
ceived today that J. W. Abbott, reprer
senting the United States Department
of Agriculture in the promotion of the
good roads movement, will be here and
participate in the proceedings.
The banquet In the evening, when
the members of the Greater Salem
Commercial Club will entertain the
delegates and visitors at the Willam
ette Hotel, will be not the least of the
features of the convention. A good pro
gramme f toasts will be arranged and
some of the best speakers In the west
ern part. of the state will be heard.
FORTUNE TO RICHARD BESWICK
Modoc County Stockmen Ordered to
Pay Claim Many Years .Old.
ASHLAND, Ca, March 21. (Special.)
Reports from San Francisco say that
Judge Morrow In' the United States
Circuit Court .has rendered a decision
which gives promise ot adding nearly
J 10 0.0 00 to the already comfortable for
tune of Richard Beswick. a well-known
capitalist of this city. The decision in
question orders R. D. Dorris. P. A. Dor-
rls and Carlos J. Dorris, big stockmen
of Modoc County, California, to pay to
Beswick 95,598.05, which amount Bes
wick sued for on promissory notes dat
ing back more than 30 years.
In ISm. when Nathaniel Beswick.
wounded In the Modoc Indian War, was
taken to San Francisco to have his in
juries properly treated, .his brother,
Richard, spent his last dollar in car
ing for him, but the wounded man died.
leaving his brother as an heirloom a
bit of paper which promised that P. A.
Dorr & Bro. would pay tho bearer 39000
for value received In services, etc., on
the Dorris cattle ranches. Richard also
held tho- Dorris note for S8Q0 for serv
Through many years, it is said, the
plaintiff, Beswick, has renewed the two
notes as one at 10 per cent Interest,
each year the amount ot Interest being
added to the principal until the last
note, made in June. 1897, amounted to
JS5.635. Added to this, the interest up
to date brings the total for which Judg
ment was asked and obtained to 395,
59 8.0 o.
SCALPERS WILL FIGHT THE LAW
Washington Legislative Measure Said
to Be Unconstitutional.
SEATTLE, Wash.. March 21. fSpe-
claL) The ticket-scalpers will not rec
ognize the force of the law passed by
the last Legislature prohibiting the
scalping of nontransferable tickets
without a fight. They insist the act Is
unconstitutional, and will take the
matter into the courts.
Nothing will be done regarding a fu
ture policy until A. Ottinger, owner of
more than 20 scalping offices in this
country, and the proprietor of - the
Washington Ticket Brokers offices, re
turns from the East. He should be
here within two weeks and will consult
at that time with his representatives.
The scalping question was not dls
cussed in much detail at the last ses
slon. The Lewis and Clark Exposition
officials and the passenger departments
of all the railroads asked the Legisla
ture, and it was assured that low rates
would be given tourists if the legisla
tion were granted. On this showing
the members of the Legislature had
little Or no hesitancy in putting
through the bill.
SHOT BY AN ANGRY HUSBAND
Mrs. Dumbleton Receives Bullet In
tended for Mrs. Via!'.
ROSEBURG, Or.. March 2L (Special.)
About noon today Mrs. u. u. uumoieton.
wife of a prominent citizen, was shot and
severely wounded at her home at win
Chester, five miles north of here, by Leon
G. Vial. The latter came there partially
Intoxicated and had an altercation with
his wife, who had left him a week ago
on account of ill-treatment.
Hearing Mrs. Vial make an outcry, Mrs.
Dumbleton opened the door. Vial's wife
fled and Vial shot Mrs. Dumbleton, the
ball entering the abdomen. It Is thought
she will recover. Vial is in Jail here
BOARD OF TRADE ELECTS..
Delegates to Willamette.-Valley and
Oregon Development Leagues.
NEWBERG, Or.. March 21. (Special.)
Officers of the Newbergr Board of
Trade for ceritennial year were elected
as follows at a well-attended meeting;
held last night in Oddfellows' Hall:
E. H. Woodward, president; F. H.
Caldwell, first vice-president; William
Christie, secretary; John Larkln, treas
urer,! The importance of the Willamette
Valley Development League meeting
was urgently expressed by many, and
as delegates to mis meeting u. j. .a
wards. F. H. Caldwell. C. C Ferguson,
H. R. Morrlss and Clarence Butt were
Fishermen Freed of Charge.
OREGON CITY, Or., March 21. (Spe
cial.) Because the prosecution failed to
prove that the Clackamas Ttiver is trib
utary ' to the Willamette, a jury in the
Oregon City Justice Court this afternoon
returned a verdict of not guilty against
Carl Johnsen and J. J. Edxrcn. who were
charged with fishing for salmon during
i the closed season
GAMES ALL CLOSED
Astoria Keeps the Law Under
Orders of the Sheriff.
SLOT MACHINES STfLL RUN
The3e Devices Are Licensed by the
City, and Mr. Llnvllle Says This
. Rernoves the Responsibility
From His Shoulders.
ASTORIA, Or., March -(Special.)
For the first time In; years all gambling
devices with the exception ot slot ma
chines, 'licensed by the city, are closed in
Astoria. This is a direct result of an or
der issued by Sheriff Llnvllle, who this
afternoon notified the proprietors of .all
; 1".-" j.i niuvu d.uiuiiit Has uccu i;uu-
ducted that the games must be stopped,
j He made ho arrests, but Informed the
I nronrietors that in rasa thn ffnmf.i are
reopened he will arrest not only those
running the games, but all who are play-
,nfir 418 "elL In speaking of his action
this afternoon. Sheriff LInvil e said
"I do not wish to pose as a reformer.
for I am not one, but I do not propose
to have the law so flagrantly violated
as It has been in the past, unless the
city authorizes It by issuing licenses, and
thus receives a revenue from every game.
I have notified all the. gambling-houses,
and this includes the Chinese lotteries as
well, that they must close.
"The slot machines I shall not Inter
fere with, except to see that the license
nrlUnAn.A hv thA oitv U utrlrtlv
-nu0j, t, uv ,-. that
,t want5 to cenM tncse roachines. in
order to secure a revenue from them, and
I shall do nothing to conflict with that.
but this license ordinance provides that
a license shall be posted in a conspicuous
place on each machine. Beginning to
morrow rooming. I sha close down
every machine which has not a cltyMI-
llcense posted on its front where every
one can see it.
"Regarding the other forms of gam
bling. If the city wants them to con
tinue. It can issue licenses for each game.
and have the licenses posted In conspic
uous places on the tables, then I will not
Interfere. That will insure the city get
ting a revenue from every game running,
and will take the responsibility for the
iolatlons off me as a public officer sworn
to enforce the state laws. If the city
authorities want gambling, and will as
sume the responsibility of passing and en-
forcing-such a license ordinance, all right.
but gambling win not continue any long
er under present conditions."
MISSING LUMBER SHIP SAFE
Bark Puako From Bellingham Ar
rives Harvest for Insurance Men.
LONDON, March 21. Cable advlcos
to Lloyds received today from Port
Natal report the arrival thero of the
overdue American bark Puako from
Bellingham. The date on which the ves
sel reacneu .fort xsatai is not stated.
The Puako left Bellingham. Wash.
November 6 with a cargo of lumber
for Port Natal. A week after her de
parture a severe storm swept the
Washington coast. The failure of the
Puako to arrive at Port Natal within
a reasonable time caused anxiety to her
owners and underwriters. She was
given up as lost by the marine under
writers after she was 65 days overdue
and reinsurance advanced to 90 per
cent. The' barkentine carried a crew of
15 men and is under Captain George"
Sealy, who was accompanied on the
voyage by his wife and daughter.
RAINFALL ON WHEAT LANDS
Unusual Downpour in Section In the
Vicinity of Irrlgon. ,
IRRIGON, Or,. March 2L (Special.)
Bain has been falling here for several
days, culminating in a very heavy down
pour of three hours duration last night.
The precipitation of the four days
amounts to over tiro Inches.
This rain has been general all over the
surrounding country, and particularly In
tho Horse Heaven vicinity, between here
and the Yakima. South, the entire wheat
belt ot Morrow; southwest, all over GUI
lam, and east, taking in Umatilla. The
soil Is soaked, the moisture reaching down
and connecting with tho underflow.
Such a rain in this section at this season
of the year la something very unusual.
nothing like it having been known for
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Miss- Julia M. Beu, Overworked and
Nervous, Tells of Her Remark
able Cure Dy Vinol.
How many women right here in Port
land-are In her condition, dragging out
a weary existence? They are not sick
enough to He in bed, but they are over
worked, tired out, run down, thin, nervous-
and miserable. Such women will
be Interested in Miss Beu's letter.
Miss Beu writes: "I was nervous and
weak, having constant headaches, and
that general womout, overworked, tired
all-the-tlme feeling. Vlnol was recora
mended- to me as a wonderful cod liver
oil restorative for weak, tired women.
tried it and It has made an entirely dif
ferent person ot me. I am well and
strong, and can do my work with ease
and. without fatigue. It gives me great
pleasure to recommend vlnol to over
worked, tired, nervous women, as I be
lleve It Is without an equal in its won
derful restorative powers."
Woodard. Clark & Co.. our well-known
druggists, state that "Vlnol never falls
to cure and build up such women, and
they offer to every one in Portland health
and strength If they will but try Vlnol
on their guarantee. Because vlnol con
tains the acUve curative principles of cod
liver oil actually taken from fresh cods'
livers, it works In harmony with nature,
makes rich, red blood and strengthens in
a natural manner every muscle, nerve
and organ In the body. It Is tbe greatest
vltalizer and strength creator known to
It gives new life and strength to the
ased: It cures stomach troubles, bard
colds, -hanging-on coughs, restores lost
appetites ana gives "strength to the con
If "it falls to give sallsfacUOn. Woodard
Clarke & Co. agree to: cheerfully refund
the purchase money. ;
MISS JULIA M. BZtJ.
many years. At this place we have al
ready planted or are planting about 150.000
trees and Tines, and over 100 acres of po
tatoes, and have seed and ground pre
pared for upwards of 150 acres of melons.
and the condition of the soli Is, suou that
irrigation need not be resorted to tor sev
eral months to come.
Rain In Rogue Rlvsr Valley.
MEDFORD, Or.. March 11. (BpcclaU
The first rain for six wcoka commenced
falling Friday and Intermittent showers
ensued until Monday evening, when a reg
ular downpour commenced, lasting until
o'clock this morning. Some snow was
visible on mountains surrounding the Val
ley. The rain fell Just In time to help
out Spring-sown grain and grasses. In
dications are favorable for more rain,
which will tend to Ins 6 re big crops of both
fruits and cereals this year.
Heavy Rain in Lane County,
EUGENB. Or.. March 21.-(BpecIal.)
A heavy rain has been falling slnco yes
terday noon, and the ground Is now well
soaked on tho surface and farming opera
tions have ceased. During the fair
weather preceding the storm most of the
hops were grubbed and plowed, and
grain sown, so that now a season of en
forced Idleness will not be any great det
riment to the farmers.
Fruit Is coming Into bloom and may
suffer from the effects of cold rains.
RENEGADES FROM .CITY OF ZlONj
Propose to Establish Colony on Dowie
Plan Near Tacoma.
TACOMA, Wash., March 2L (Special.)
A Washington colony of those who be
lieve, or have believed In the "heaven
born mission" of Overseer Dowie. of ZIon
City, may soon be established.
In what portion of the etate the colony
wlll locate has not been ascertained, but
the advance agents of the colony, who
have been making a tour of the North
west, are said to have decided to report
favorably on a large tract of land over
looking Puget Sound and not far from Ta
coma. - Two men, giving the names of Walter
Campbell and Fred Wilson, claiming Chi
cago as their home, are representing the
Dowleites In tbe attempt to get a foothold
as far as possible from the abode of John
Alexander. They have been In this vicin
ity a number of 'times, and have made
Inquiries that lead to the belief that the
colony" will be located not tor from here.
According to reports,' there has been a
split In the City of ZIonltes, and a num
ber of them have decided to leave. They
stlll believe that the doctrine of Dowie Is
correct In tho main, but do not agree with
the prophet on financial matter?.
Hobos Rob at Eugene.
EUGENE, Or., March 21. Two houses
were reported to have been entered on
Sunday night. It Is believed to be only
hobos who are taking this unusual means
of securing subsistence supplies, as noth
ing but eatables was taken.
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