Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, April 24, 1905, Page 4, Image 4

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    TSE. MORNING QKEG.telAN . ."MONDA.T,. APRIL 24, 1905.
Law Will Work Hardship, to,
the Settler in Some
.-.1 '
r, Instances. v
Interior Department Will'rRccom
mend to -Xexjt Corigress.-lMo'dlf 1-, , (
cation andExpla'nation in
a Xumber oCJGla'ccs.. vfi
ington, April 23. Congress at the re
cent session repealed- the lieu land
law, but dil it so hurriedly as to make
a very bad job. That is to say, the
Object accomplished was good enough,
but the " law itself was so hurriedly
Brawn as to leave much to be desired
by the officers who must enforce it.
Iil the first place,' Congress did not
intend to repeal the lieu land law ab
solutely, but the shrewd manipulation
of a. few land-law reformers on the
last day of the session brought about
that very, result.
The law as it now stands is hjelng
interpreted by the Interior Depart
ment, but the lack of distinctness in
its phraseology is causing considerable
For instance, there are between 1,
OOQ.vOu and 2,000,000 acres of forest re
serve scrip in the market today, scrip
that was issued before the lieu land
law. was repealed. The new law says
nothing specific about this scrip, and,
while .it will probably be recognized as
good and valid until used, some au
thorities allege that this scrip is no
longer of value, since the lands origin
ally held within forest reserves have
been conveyed to the Government, and
title no longer rests in the settlers or
railroad company. The holders of this
scrip cannot recover their original
lands, and if it should be held that their
scrip is valueless, they will be out of
Another Perplexing Feature.
Another feature of the new law Is
even more perplexing. It Is stipulated
that after the passage of that act,
March 3, 1905, no lands within forest
reserves may be exchanged for lands
elsewhere in the public domain. There
are many settlers in the West, especial
ly these residing in forest reserves,
who do not know that the lieu land
law has, been repealed. Some of these
landowners, in perfect good faith, may
seek to make a lieu selection, and, in
accordance with the old custom, may
convey title to their land to the Gov
ernment before they discover that they
uo not enjoy the right of lieu selection.
Once title pusses to the Government,
the settler, under current practice, can
not recover, and apparently must lose
his land. The law does not stipualte
what shall be done in such cases, and
local Land Offices, not having been In
structed that the lieu law has been
repealed, may accept many such re
linquishments. What is to become of these settlers?
Jf the equities of the case are observed,
they will be allowed to go back and
occupy their original lands, as If they
had not surrendered title to the Gov
ernment. So long as they do this they
will not be" disturbed, for no man can
make entry of lands within a forest re
serve. But in case they want to sell out,
they will be put to hardship, unless
Congress shall legislate further in this
matter, and authorize the issuance of
quit-claim deeds to such settlers.
Qnq. Very Good Point.
Tpe repeal of the lieu land law put
a check to a most vicious method of
robbing the Government of its valuable
lands. Congress, or a majority of the
men in Congress, were not in favor of
such radical legislation, but there were
several enthusiasts bent on reforming
the. land laws. In accordance with' the
recommendations of the Public Land
Commission. These men Jn the minor
ity. In order to-rush, through the repeal
of the lieu law, had to let it go
through in somewhat crude shape.
Perhaps, since they have accom
plished their main purpose, they will
be able to shape up their law in the
next Congress. Modification and expla-,
nantion will be recommended by the'
Interior Department, at any rate.
Government Will Not Repeat Good
Offer to Canal Company.
ington, April 23. Sooner or later the Kla
math Canal Company, operating near
Klamath Falls, must step, aside,, and make
way for a big government Irrigation pro
ject. It is for this private onterprise to
say whether it will go voluntarily or
whether it will be forced out. The fact
remains that th$ government Is going to
absorb private, irrigation works in Kla
math basin, and is going ahead with the
construction of its own project on a
grand scale.
There are several private enterprises in
Klamath, basin, but all except the Kla
math Canal Company have made terms
with the government and are ready and
willing to vacate. This, concern, owned
by California interests. Is- unwilling to
move unless It can name Its own price,
and sell out on its own terms. The gov
ernment .does not do business that way.
That is why the Klamath Canal Company
will probably be forced to vacate.
Last December, when the Government
first entered into negotiations' with this
company, the officials of the Reclama
tion Service made a. liberal offer. They
were willing to pay $250,000 for the works
and property of the company,' and to
grant them navigation rights on the gov
ernment canals. But the company held
out for $500,000. Negotiations failed. The
Reclamation Service was satisfied that
the Klamath canal property was not
worth $250,000; rough estimates placed the
actual value at nearer $50,000: but being
anxious to build the larger Klamath pro
ject and recognizing the equities of the
case, they fixed what they termed a very
liberal offer. No such price will ever
again be offered. It is more than the
facts justify.
Reclamation engineers have been satis
fied from the start that the Klamath'
Canal Company, in playing for time, has
been endeavoring to force the government
to buy them out at an unreasonable price.
These officers, are satisfied, and have so
stated, that the Klamath Canal Com
pany appears to be holding its property
not so much with a view to irrigating
certain lands as with a view to making
a big profit and a quick profit out of the
government. The canal company made a
grave mistake when it turned down the
offer last winter.
The nrobabUitles are that If the gov
ernment forces this company out of the
field it will reimburse them for money
actually expended, and will make a small
allowance for possible earnings from
their canal, and will deny them all rights
on the government canals. Already, by
direction of the attorney general, the
Klamath Canal Company has had its
water supply shut off, thereby, rendering
Its work valueless to the present owners.
It Is anticipated that there may be pro
longed litigation before . the Klamath
basin is left to the government. But no
matter how long or how costly, the gov
ernment Is going to clear out this coun
try and Irrigate It according to its own
plans and in Its own way.
Old Alaska Placers May Be Profita
bly Worked by Capitalists.
ington, Aprli 24. Louis M. Prlndle-, of
the United States Geological Survey,
is the author of a forthcoming report
entitled "The Gold Placers of the Forty-mile,
Birch Creek and Fairbanks
Region. Alaska." It contains the eco
nomic results of a reconnaissance of
these gold fields of the Yukon basin
which was carried out by Mr. Prlndle
during the Summer of 1903. It was pre
pared primarily for the placer miner
and prospector. For this reason the de
scription of the auriferous gravels are
presented in considerable detail, while
only the salient features of the geology
are treated. The geology of the district
Is very complex and it will require sev
eral more field seasons to solve even
the general problems of structure and
There are at the present time in the
Tukon-Tanana country four wldbly
separated regions which are produc
ing placer gold the Forty-Mile region,
the Birch Creek region, the Rampart
region and the Fairbanks region. The
Forty-mile and Birch Creek districts
are among the oldest of the goidrplacer
producers of Alaska, but Mr. Prindle's
investigations show that they are by
no means exhausted, and that, with
the Introduction of improved methods
of mining they will continue to yield
good returns. It Is too soon to predict
tho future of the newly-discovered
Fairbanks placers, but the show
e'ery evidence of handsome profits. The
facts presented by Mr. Prlndle Indicate
that the conditions of occurrence of the
gold are such that for profitable exploitation-
it must be mined by Im
proved methods, and should Invite the
attention of capitalists. The placers are
within a few miles of water transpor
tation on the Tanana. and machinery
can therefore be installed at much less
cost than at some of the older camps.
The report is illustrated by 16 pho
tographic plates. Its value is much en
hanced by reason of the fact that It
contains two reconnaissance maps of
the region, based on surveys made by
T. G. Gerdlne In 1933. One map on a
scale of 1:250.000, extends from Fair
banks to Circle, and the other, on a
scale of -1:625,00. embraces the entire
Yukon-Tanana district.
Mr. Prindle's report, which Is listed
as Bulletin No. 251, is Intended for free
distribution, and may soon be obtained
on application to the Director at the
United States Geological Survey,
Washington. D: C.
Captain O'Shea.
LONDON. April 24. Captain O'Shea,
whose divorced wife became Mrs. Charles
Stewart Parnell, died at Brighton Satur
day night.
(Charles Stewart Parnell, the founder of
the Irish National Land League, and for
many years the leader of the Irish Par
liamentary party, was named as co-respondent
in the divorce suit of his friend.
Captain O'Shea, early In 1890. The
scandal led Mr. Gladstone to declare Par
nell -unfit for the leadership of the Irish
party and undoubtedly was an effective
factor In tho reverses which befell the
Irish Home Rule party in December. 1S90.
In the following June Parnell married
Mrs. O'Shea. He died In October, 1S91.)
Joseph Burtis Rusted.
NEW YORK, April 22. Joseph Bur
tis Husted, once a wealthy Wall-street
broker, is dead at a city hospital on
Ward's Island. For a year past he had
lived at a cheap hotel, maintaining him
self by dealing in second-hand watches.
Financial reverses overtook him some
years ago, and he was never able to re
coup his fortunes.
Colonel Charles Smart. ,
WASHINGTON. April 23. A Post spe
cial vfr6m St. Augustine, Fla., announces
the death there today of Colonel Charles
Smart, ranking Assistant Surgeon-General
of the United States Army. He; was
a native of Scotland and w&s .84 years
of -age.
Henry H. Goodell.
BOSTON, April 23. Henry H. Goodell,
president of the Massachusetts Agricul
tural College, a Amherst, died today
aboard the steamshjp Nacoochee, on bis
way- from Savannah 'to this city. ,
Sanitary Conditions Improving.
WASHINGTON, AprH23. The March
health report of Colonel W. C. Gprgas.
chief .sanitary officer of the Isthmian
Canal Zone, received here todays shows
a steady improvement in conditions
there. There are about 9000 employes
of the commission at the end of1 the
month. The-siqkin the hospitals num
bered 153 and th total deaths fqr. the
month were only 11. This is equal to a
rate of 14 per thousand.,, rate which
Colonel Gorgas says would be consid
ered favorable anywhere.
In the 30 days ended with March
there had been four cases of yellow
fever throughout the whole Isthmus,
of which one was in Panama. In the
previous 30 days there had been 12
cases. Each house in Panama City has
been fumigated; a great many of them
several times. v V
Woman Kobbed on Street-Car.
Mrs. William Walkln. of 151 North Sev
enteenth street, was robbed 'of her :purse.
which contained two diamond rings and
considerable jewelry, about 7 o'clock last
night, when riding on-the street-car. ' The
two diamond rings were valued at about
$300. Mrs. Walkln .did not dlscoyer the
robbery until she had reached home.
Mrs. Walkin carried the puraj In. a hand
bag! It is thought the robbery was com
mitted by professional pocltpockets, as It
has been reported to the, police that many
crooks of all descriptions are flocking Into
Portland daily. Mrs-. Walkln had not
the slightest intimation that she had been
robbed until she arrived home.
Shovel Sticks in Stomach.
ABfc.ruiiJ.EN, Wash-, April 23. (Spe
cial.) C. Carlson, an employe of the An-derson-MIddleton
mill, was partially dis
emboweled'yesterday. while attempting to
adjust a bolt on a moving pulley with the
aid -of a shovel. ' The handle of the shovel
slipped tfrom his hand and struck him in
the stojnach. There is- little hope of his.
recovery. .
Men Indicted by Federal Grand
Jury Between Two Fires.
Should. Government Charge Against
Them Be Dismissed, There Is
Yet n Charge of Fraud
"Against the State.
SALEM, Or.. April 23. (Special.) Men
who were Indicted by the Federal grand
jury for their part in the grabbing of
lands In the proposed Blue Mountain For
est Reserve, and whose transactions have
also been investigated by the' Marion
County grand ujry, now find themselves
"between the devil and the deep sea," as
It were. So far as the Government's case
against thsm was concerned, they were
charged with buying state lands fraudu
lently, with a view to exchanging the
lands for valuable Government lands "lo
cated elsewhere. Since their purpose was
to obtain title to Government land, ihey
were charged with a crime against the
The argument of puch men has been
that If they did not buy the land from
the state and exchange It for Govern
ment land, the state would make the ex
change, and therefore the Government
could lose nothing by reason of their buy
ing the land. Since the Government
would be called upon eventually to make
the exchange, they contended that it could
make no difference whether the exchange
was made with the state or with indi
viduals who had bought the state's. title.
They asserted that if any fraud had-bopa
committed, it must be against the state
and not against the United States.
The land was bbought from the.' stale
for $1.25 an acre, and when placed inside
a forest reserve was worth S3 to $5 an
acre for exchange purposes. If tho land
was bought from the state fraudulently,
the state might have lost the amount of
the advance in value, but the Govern
ment could not have lost anything by the
transaction because it would have the
exchange to make in any 'event.
Now. however, that the Marion County
grand Jury has investigated the sales by
the state, and" It seems probable that
some of the purchasers will be indicted
for the unlawful means adopted to secure
title to the land, the land-grabbers are
beginning to squirm more than ever be
fore. Should the Federal Court deckle
that prosecution in the Federal tribunal
cannot be continued, because there was
no fraud against the Government, there
will still be pending the charge of fraud
against the state, and to alt appearances
the purchasers will be caught "either
a-comln or a-gQln'."
The Marion County grand jury was In
session two weeks and it Is understood
that they Investigated the transactions of
all the men who have figured as extensive
buyers of state lands in the last few
years. The Jury will meet again next
Wednesday and It Is expected that a
number of Indictments will be returned
this week.
Articles Filed With the Secretary of
' "State at Salem.
SALEM. Or.. April 23. (Special.) Arti
cles of incorporation were filed In the
office of Secretary of State Dunbar last
week as follows;
The Oregon Amusement Company; prin
cipal office, Portland, Or.; capital stock,
$10,000; Incorporators. A. F. Lemcke, R.
J. Owens and H. M. Fancher.
The Taylor Hardware Company: prin
cipal office, Pendleton. Or.; capital stock,
$30,000; incorporators. Thomas C. Taylor,
Wilson E. Brock and John S. Kees.
Deadpoint Improvement Company; prin
cipal office. Hood River. Or.; capital
stock, S4S03; Incorporators, A. J. Blowers,
H. J. Hibbard. J. H. Ferguson. T. J. Cun
ning. Ralph B. Savage and John Leland
Hood River Chemical Cold Storage Com
pany; principal office. Hood River, Or.;
capital stock. $25,000; Incorporators, H. F..
Davidson, Charles Davidson and C. H.
Black Diamond Paint Company; princi
pal office. Portland, Or.; capital stock.
J5000: incorporators. J. G. Peck, E. Carls
and M. D. Howse.
The Coquille Mill & Mercantile Com
pany; principal office. Coquille, Or.: cap
ital stock. $40,000; Incorporators. W. T.
Kerr, J. R. Benson and J. M. Nye. Jr.
The Cold Springs Telephone Company:
principal office. Pendleton. Or.; capital
stock, $2000: Incorporators. Thomas R.
Hampton. David E. Cargill and Henry Lo
renzen. Midnight Sun Company; principal office,
.roruana, ur.; capital stocK. Wi.wu: incor
porators. Paul Wesslnger, J. C. Flanders
and H. H. Parker.
Wcstport Lumber Company; principal
office. Portland. Or.: capital stock, $100.
000; Incorporators. John W. Palmer. James
T. Stoddard, J. F. Palmer, and M. Stod
dard. "Western Paint & Chemical Company:
principal office. Portland, Or.; capital
stock. $23,000; incorporators, John H. Bow
man, D. F. Knapp and B. K. Knapp.
Roltalr Amusement Company; principal
office, Portland. Or.; capital stock. $10,000;
Incorporators, J. A. Gorman, A. E. Snook
and H. K. Sargent.
Calumet & Oregon Mining Company: or
ganized under the laws of- Maine; capital
stock. $2,500,000; attorney In fact, A. C.
Hough, Grant's Pass, Or.
The Flelschmann Company: organized
under the laws of Ohio; capital stock.
$6,000,000: attorney in fact, J. A. Rumford,
Portland. Or.
Drop Dead on Way to Summer Range
in Eastern Oregon.
PENDLETON, Or., April 23. Reports
are coming in from the Camas Prairie
country south of here that a number
of oat tie have been poisoned while be
ing driven to the Summer ranges. J. D.
Ingram was driving his cattle over the
road a few days ago and lost four.
After being infected by the poison the
blood dries up In the veins imme
diately. Mr. Ingram resorted to the old rem
edy of docking the animals when they
first became stricken, and out of 36
affected and docked only four died. An
examination of the dead showed that
the Jugular veins were perfectly dry
when opened Immediately after the
animals fell.
No Indications can be found to show
whether the poison Is a weed or has
been placed on the grass.
Services Held in Memory of the Lato
Head Consul Falkcnberg.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.,x April 23. (Spe
cial.) At Temple Baptist Auditorium,
where Rev. Robert J. Burdette Is pastor,
delegates to the head camp of Woodmen
of the World, now In session In this city,
and many other fraternal people gathered
this afternoon to hold memorial services
for late Head Consul F. A. Falkenburg,
the revered founder of the order, who died
In Los Angeles recently. Rev. Mr. Bur
dette read the Scripture lesson and de
livered the invocation. There was sing
ing by the Temple chorus.
A memorial address was delivered by
Head Manager W. C. Hawley, of Salem,
Or., who delivered a striking eulogy and
wove some word pictures that were little
less than sublime, all eulogistic of the
late head consul and his work for and
devotion to the order which he founded.
Like a place on the Columbia River
which the speaker described, where
the human voice is echoed and
re-echoed many times, "so," he said,
"today his voice raises from tho
tomb- and 55,000 voices send back the mes
sage. 'We arc still standing by our
leader " It was a beautiful tribute -and
hold the large audience spellbound.
Judge Appoints Delegates.
OREGON CITY, Or.. April 23. (Special.)
Counts' Judge Ryan has appointed the
following delegates to attend the Oregon
Development League convention at Port
land, i
County Commissioners T. B. Klllen and
William Brobst. of Hubbard ana WHson
vllle, respectively; E. H. Burghardt. Bar
ton: George W. Prosser and Henry Gans,
of Oswego: J. A. Reed and John Tracy,
Estacada; George Ely and E. N. Foster.
Eagle Creek; A. Mather and E. C. Chap
man, Clackamas: F. A. Rosecrans, James
Evans and Colonel Knight, of Canby; w.
W. Jesse, Barlow; W. J. Idleman. Sandy;
Dr. J. J. Leavitt. Molalla; James Rold,
Mllwaukle; C. T. Tooze. Wllsonvllle, and
W. A. Huntley. Oregon City.
Representatives of Linn County.
ALBANY, Or., April 23. (Special.)
President M. - H. Ellis, of the Albany
Commercial Club, has appointed the fol
lowing, delegates to the convention of the
Oregon Development League, to be held
in Portland:
C. H. Walker. II. B. 3prenger, G. A. West
pate. M. LI Korstcr, A. Jf. Hammer, S. N.
Steele. P. B. Marshall. F. J. MUler. H.
Rudd. Dr. J, P. Wallace. W. C. Tweedale. H.
Bryant, J. K. Wcatherford, Joe Brown, J. A.
Howard. Jud&e C. H." Stewart. Charles Pfclffer.
F. M. French, W. P. Elmore, S. A. Laselte,
Owen Beam, T. A. H&yep, G. E. Sanders, A.
G. Prill. H. H. Hewitt. W. W. Crawford,
A. "YV. Boweraox. EDl Cusick, Mayor W. H.
Davis. W. L. Jackson. W. O McCann, -11. R.
Saltmarsh, W. B. Stevens, W. H. Hogan. Fred
Dawson and Dr. M. H. EHIs.
Some of these delegates are from the
important Interior towns. of Linn County,
thus giving the entire county representa
tion. " Fish Climb Over the Falls.
- OREGON CITY. Or.. April 23.-(SpeciaI.)
j? lsnermcn-are njoying a narvest in
this vicinity this year. They report that
.Chinook salmon were never more plenti
ful and some of tho catches are large.
Last night a local fisherman landed a
Chinook weighing 5S pounds.
Without exaggeration It may be said
that .there are hundreds of fine Chinook
to bo seen In the vicinity of the state fish
ladder at the falls In this city. Many
successfully ascend this contrivance and
reachvthe upper Willamette River and its
tributaries. Under the provisions of a
state law, which prohibits fishing within
000 feet of the fish ladder, these fish are
not disturbed and they are enabled to
reach the upper river In large numbers.
Buren Will Is Upheld.
SALEM, Or., April 23. (Special.)
County Judge Scott has decided the
A. B. Buren will contest by upholding
the will. Buren was a prominent cap
italist and member of the City Coun
cil. He left an estate of $25,000. the
larger part of it to his daughter. Leda.
His son. Max, contested the will on
the ground that his father was not
mentally capable of making a will at
the time the document was executed.
The contention was that the drugs
which had been administered to Buren
shortly before his death. Incapacitated
him. Judge Scott held that the evi
dence did not support this contention.
Rogers Out of Cornucopia.
BAKER CITY, Or., April 23. (Special.)
H. H. Rogers and. wife have recorded a
deed of all their Interest In .the Cornu
copia mines to Robert M. Burdette, of
Southborough, Mass. The consideration is
$9S,6S6.41. Rogers is the Standard Oil mag
nate who has- figured so prominently In
the courts In reference to this property.
He obtained his claim through a deed
from Searles.
Persons here Interested In the litigation
say that while this completely eliminates
Rogers, it does not change the situation In
the least.
Short Term of Circuit Court.
ALBANY. Or., April 23. (Special.)
Judge George H. Burnott, of Depart
ment No. 1. of the Circuit Court for Linn
County, held an adjourned term of the
court In Albany yesterday and decided a
number of matters, among them being
the overruling of a motion to reopen the
case of J. W. Bledsoe vs. the Calapooia
Lumber Company, a case which has been
pending in the courts for a long time, and
was finally decided at the recent term.
Judge Burnett then adjourned court sine
die for the term.
Snow Off Cascade Summit.
ALBANY. Or., April 23.-(Speclal.)-The"
road from the Valley to the summit
of the Cascade Mountains, via the Leba
non wagon road route, is now open. S.
G. Dorris, proprietor of tho Fish Lake
Summer resort near the summit of the
mountains, stated today that the snow is
all out of the mountains and the road
cleared for traffic, something almost un
precedented for this time of year. Usu
ally this road Is not open until late In
the Spring.
Chicago Clubmen at Seattle.
SEATTLE. Wash.. April 13. Repre
sentatlves of the Chicago Commercial
Club to the number of 11 reached this
city today on their special car. Their
object Is to promote trade relations be
tween business men of the Northwest
ern cities and Chicago. They leave here
tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock for
Portland, to remain thero for a couple
of aays.
Chick or Odd Shape.
MOSD3R. Or., April 23.-(Speclal.)-Mrs.
P. Hemmingsen has a curiosity in the
chicken line. The monstrosity has four
perfect legs and feet, two wings and two.
tails. The body Is seemingly perfect.
Mrs. Hemmingsen has It preserved In
Easter Services at Albany.
ALBANY. Or.. April . 23. (Special.)
Jbaster Sunday was appropriately, ob
served In all the churches of Albany to
day. Song service specially prepared for
the occasion was rendered at most of the
Pinned Under Locomotive.
T. A. Ray ley, an engineer on the
railroad running from Stella, Wash., to
the logging camp of the Eastern-Western
Lumber Company, was brought to
the Good Samaritan Hospital about 11
o'clock last night perhnps fatally In
jured. Yesterday morning a locomotive
In. charge of Rayley ran off the track
pinning him to the ground. Before he
could be reached he was badly scalded
all over his body, besides having sev
eral bones crushed to a pulp. At the
hospital it wa.s found necessary to am
putate Rayley's right leg between the
knee and the ankle.
Senator Alger Is III.
DETROIT. April 23. United States Sen
ator Russel A. Alger tonight suffered a
sudden attack of acute Indigestion. At
the time of his seizure he was on a train
just entering Detroit on his return from
a Western trip. At midnight it was an
nounced that Senator Alger was not in a
serious condition. The attack Is deemed
similar to the one he suffered in Wash
ington, March 1. on the floor of the
Senate, and from which he recovered in
a few days.
Forty People Crash Into High
Board Fence.
Charles P. Koster and Fiancee, 3Iiss
Annn Jinncrman, Were Riding
on the Front Scat of the
Big Machine.
NEW YORK, April 23. One man was
killed and two women badly hurt when a
big sightseeing automobile, crowded with
passengers, crashed Into a high billboard
fence at Eighth avenue and Fifty-seventh
street today. The streets were, thronged
with Easter promenaders at the time of
the accident and police reserves had to
be called out to keep the crowd In check.
The chauffeur of the machine asserts It
was struck by an Eighth-avenue trolley
car, and that he temporarily lost con
trol of the brakes. The big automobile
plunged across yie sidewalk and Into the
fence with great force.
"Charles P. Koster,' 21 years of age, a
business man of this city, was killed and
Miss Anna Flhnerman, IS years old, and
Mrs. Angela Romano, 45 years old, were
Koster and Miss Finnerman, who were
on the front seat of the automobile, were
engaged to be married next week. Mrs.
"Romano was seated In a little" fruit stand
near the corner of the fence, and when
both stand and fence were demolished
she was caught and crushed beneath the
falling timbers.
More than 40 persons were on the heavy
vehicle when the accident took place.
(Continued from First rase.)
Elake. Edward A. Sothera and Charles W.
Couldock. and later Dion Bouclcault and his
wife, all of whom, in course of time, became
prominent. Young Jefferson, in this and ssv-
eral other dramas, fairly surpassed all Ms
fellow-actors. The case and simplicity of Md
method stood widely apart from the manner
ism of his eurroundlncs. and It wan noticeable
how. In distinction from others who nightly
rehearsed their parts with studied Inflections
of speech and In unvarying attitudes his rep
resentations were controlled by passing feel
lnga and Impressions that gave variety and
freshner to each performance. The play ran
for more than 150 nights. Among Jefferson's
ether parts wore Newman Noggs. In "Nicho
las Nlcklcby"; Caleb Plummer, In "The Cricket
on the Hearth"; Dr. Panglosa, in "The Helr-
st-Law"; Bob Acres, In "The Rivals," and
Dr. OUapod. In "The Poor Gentleman." Later
he repeated thwe characters at the Winter
Garden Theater. In New York City, and other
placffl as a star performer, with Increas
ing popularity.
In JSOO Jefferson visited California, where
he met with little success, and soon afterward
sailed for Australia, where he acted for years
with reputation and profit. In September.
1S05. against his Inclination, he made his
debut in London at the Adelphl Theater in
"Rip Van Winkle." playing the part with
success for more than 150 nights. He afeo
appeared In Manchester and other large cities',
returning to the United States in 1SG6. After
the death of his first wife. Mr. Jefferson was
married in 1S67 to Miss Sarah "Warren. Since
then his performances have Included a ew
favorite parts, of which "Rip Van WlnRIe"
is the principal one.
On September 4, 1S65. he made his London
debut as Rip Van Winkle. Charles Burke Lad
adapted Irvlng's famous story and produced
It In Philadelphia in 1&50. In this production
Mr. Jefferson played Seth. the Innkeeper. In
his charming autobiography he tells U3 that
he was lying on the hay in a barn in Para
dlse Valley, Pa.. In the Summer of 1S59. read
ing Irvlng's "Life and Letters." when the
Idea first occurred to him to lift Rip above
the head of the tipsy bumpkin Burke. Hack
ett and other previous Interpreters of the
character had made him. and show the prac
tical aide of a drifting, dreaming vagabond.
Out, of Burke's play he made a play for him
self. The second act, which Is wholly a
monologue, was entirely original with him.
The remodeled play when first produced met
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with Indifferent success, but Mr. Jefferson
etlll had faith in Rip. anad on hl arrival In
London in 1865" had tho play altered and re
written by Bouclcault. His friends advloed
against Its production and predicted failure.
Nevertheless it was instantly successful when
produced at tho Adelphl Theater, and ran for
150 nights. On his return, to America in 1S66
Mr. Jefferson at once received recognition as
the first comedian of hla time, and all his
tours have been extraordinarily successful.
Rip Van Winkle is the part in which he has
been mort frequently seen.. For over 20 years
this drama has been played in almost every
city or the Vnlted States, It has yielded
Dion Bouclcault. the playwright. In purchase
money and royalties, about $25,000.
Mr. Jefferson Is undoubtedly the richest ac
tor in this country today. He has been a
steady accumulator and since he began to
make more than a living as an actor he has
always saved some of the Surplus. He has
never speculated and his -Investments have all
been safe and profitable ones. He has long
been rated a millionaire, and it can be eald
In his pralbc that he has always made wise
and noble use of his money. Recently he has
spent his Winters when not professionally
employed on his. Louisiana plantation and hta
Summers at Buzzard's Bay, Mass. His
Sguthcrn property. Orange Island, is an S0O0
acre estate on the Bayou Teche. It was a
semi-tropical forest when he purchased It.
but he has transformed It into an Arcadian
garden. Bayou Teche Is In the Arcadian coun
ry of Louisiana, in the midst of the homes of
the descendants of the exiled "Evangeline"
people. Mr. Jefferson's Summer home at Buz
zard's Bay. Is a charming cottage patterned
after the general design of an old colonial
house, and known as "The Crow's Nest."
In retirement. Jefferson's pastimes are those-
of an angler and painter. Some of his land
scapes In oil bid fair to attract public at
tention. As an angler he has struck up a
warm friendship with hl neighbor, ex-Presl-
dent Cleveland, and they have been frequent
companions on fishing excursions.
Lies in Critical Condition.
OREGON CITY. Or.. April 23. (Special.)
John Gleason. Jr., lies in a critical con
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