Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, May 03, 1905, Page 6, Image 6

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Murdered Man's Remains Are
Charred in Flames Beyond
Possible Identification.
Coroner's Jury Finds Evidences of a
Struggle, a Pool of Blood
and the Hat of
the Slain.
GLEXDALE, Or.. May 2. (Special.)
At daylight yesterday morning Track
walker Holtz discovered evidence of a
most foul murder having been committed
two miles north of this city. Obsening
x smoldering fire along the track among
ome logs, he investigated to ascertain if
there was any danger of the fire spread
ing. On approaching the fire he saw what
appeared to be the charred body of a
man. amidst a lot of smoldering chunks.
Holtz Immediately came to town and
Informed the section foreman, who, with
an officer, went to the scene. It was im
mediately apparent that a murder had
been committed and the body burned.
Leaving a man to guard the place, the
men returned to town, where Justice of
the Peace Montgomery summoned a
Coroner's jury and began a searching in
vestigation. Plain evidences of the crime were
v isible near the track, a trail as of a body
dragged down the hill about 50 feet, a
spot where the murderer had evidently
stopped to select a place to dispose of the
body, a pool of blood, the dead man's hat.
with two matches stuck in the hat band
and the body itself burned to a crisp, told
of a brutal murder, and. the deliberate at- ;
tempt to dispose of all evidence of the j
crime. ine uoroners jury cureiuuy
preserved such portions of the body as
iuld be, but after searching every pos
sible clew report that nothing whatever
remains to identify the body or to locate
the murderer.
Sheriff McCIallen came from Roseburg
to assist in the search, today, but up to
a late hour this afternoon was still in
the dark as to any clew. It was as
certained that a passing engine crew no
ticed the fire at about 3:20 yesterday
mprning. and saw a man standing by the
fire, apparently warming himself. Be
lieving it a stray hobo they gave no
further thought to it. As no one is miss
ing from the community it is generally
believed the tragedy is the result of a
c.jarrel among the numerous tramp fra
Proposed Lylc-Washougal Road Lies
Over Rough Country.
OLYMFIA, Yash.. May 2. (Special.)
Tho Highway Commission had under
consideration today the state road to be
located in accordance with the provisions
of the omnibus road bill, between Lyle.
In Klickitat County, and Washougal, In
Clark County, a distance of 60 miles. Of
,hc $15,000 appropriated, $3500 will be ex
pended on the road in Klickitat County.
J1000 in Skamania and 51500 In Clark.
No part of the road has ever been con
ttructed except a small portion In Clark
County, and as It crosses mountainous
territory the $15,000 appropriated and the
$7500 that must be expended by the coun
ties themselves will do no more than the
locating of the right of way and perhaps
some of the slashing.
Ther appeared before the board A. T.
Ritchardson, County Surveyor, of Klicki
tat Counly. and c. O. Williams. County
Surveyor of Skaroanla County. Tho next
meeting of the commission will be held
May S.
Burlington and Philadelphia Survey
ors on the Field.
BUTTE. Mont.. May 2. A Miner spe
cial from Brldger. Mont., says there Is
a race on between railroad surveyors
tft get into the Bear Creek coal fields.
Philadelphia capitalists are "behind one
set of engineers, w'hlle the Burlington
is said to be. sending a party of 40 men
into the. Bear Creek country from its
Toluca-Cody branch. Tho route, of the
Burlington party Is said to embrace
Cooke City and the Sunlight mining
districts, recognized as two of the best
mining sections in the state without a
railroad outlet for their ores.
The Philadelphia promoters have se
cured a right of way from Brldger to
the mouth of Bear Creek. The Phila
delphia men are believed to be acting
in conjunction with the Bear Creek
Coal Company, of Red Lodge, Mont.
Formal Action Has Not. Yet Been
Taken by Court at Chchalis..
CHEHALIS. Wash.. May 2. (Spccial.)
Tom Brown, who killed his father, will
be sent to the insane asylum, owing to
the decision of the jury last night in his
case. Formal action has not yet been
taken by the court, but that is the de
cision of the authorities.
The sentiment on the streets last night
was very much averse to the prisoner and
tho Jury that acquitted him. It was
thought by many that there would be a
compromise verdict ot manslaughter, but
that a jury would declare the boy not
guilty In the face of the strong evidence
of the state few believed. There were
even suggestions of lynohlng and tar and
feathers, but there were no leaders for
such a plan, and nothing more serious
than talk resulted.
Federal Commissioner Will Not Talk
on OH Investigation. -
PASADENA, Cal . May 2. Commission
er James R. Garfield, of the Federal
Bureau of Corporations, is in. Pasadena
visiting his mother. Mrs. Lucretla Gar
field. Ho has been Investigating the oil
Industry of the West and came here
directly from San Francisco.
Mr. Garfield declines to discuss the re
suite .of his trip and declares that such
information as nc has gathered must be
ottbmlttcd to the President before it can
b made public. Before returning to
Washington, which he expects to do in
two weeks. Mr. Garfield will visit Los
Angeles and other cities of the South to
confer with some of the principal oil men.
Hill's Big Liner's Engines Disabled
and Voyage Is Delayed.
(Special.) Misfortune seems to be pur
suing Jim Hill's monster steamship Min
nesota. The vessel called from here -at
noon today, but had not gotten outside of
Cape .Flattery when a serious accident
occurred to one of the twin engines; dis
abling JL The vessel, anchored to inves
tigate, and lost a. big niud -h'ook-. and
thirty fathoms' of chain. . '
The Minnesota Is pow. anchored here
awaiting orders and will probably 5-eturn
to Seattle for repair. " '
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California Senator -Convicted of Ac
cepting, a Bribe.
SACRAMENT Cat.. May 2. Ex-State
Senator Harry Bunkers, of San Francisco,
convicted of accepting a bribe, was today
sentenced to ?erve five years in the peni
tentiary at San Quentln.
Warehouse Fire at Bay City.
5 AN FRANCISCO. May 2.r-FJre broke
out in the property of the Arizona Ware
house Company at Sixth and King streets
late yesterday .and the building and its
consents were totally destroyed.. The "loss
will amount to at least '$150;000. The
stock destroyed was of a varied character
and the greatest difficulty was experienced
in extinguishing the fire in a section
that contained oil. sulphur and other
The following were among the heaviest
losers: Alaska Packers' Association, Ar
nold Hardware Company. Ames & Har
ris, Baker Zc Hamilton. Balfour. Guthrie
& Co., John Powers Rubber Company.
Beck. Wakefield & Co., W. F. Boardman
& Co., Commercial Pacific Cable Com
pany, A. Gutsch, Hills Bros.. Bates &
Co.. and H. D. Hume.
Stamp Law Not Yet In Force.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. May 2. (Special
The Superior Court today sustained the
Attorney-General's demurrer to the com
plaint In the action brought by the Na
tional Trading Stamp Company, of Seat
tle, to test the new anti-trading stamp
act. The argument of the Attorney-General
was that such an action, which was
an application for a writ of mandate
restraining the Governor and Attorney
.General from enforcing the law. could not
be maintained against those officers and
that in any event the action was brought
prematurely, inasmuch as the law does
not go into effect until June S. The prob
able result will be dismissal of the case
followed by appeal to the Supreme Court
by the trading stamp company.
Refunding of Hawaiian Loan.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 2. A. L. C. At-
klnson. cretarv of tiie Terrltorv of
Hawaii, arrived "here today. He will go I
to Washington and proceed to take up i
the matter of refunding the Hawaiian
loan of $700,000 under the provisions of
the act of the Legislature.
Penitentiary Superintendent Denies
the Request of Mrs. Guarascin,
Whose Daughter Was Shot.
SALEM. Or., May 2. -Special.)
Gugllclmo's hope for executive clem
ency Is apparently vain, and there Is
little room for doubt that he wlli hang
on Friday at noon for the murder of
Freda Guarascla. District Attorney John
Manning, who prosecuted the case, and
J. 43. Cieland. the trial Judge, have
both written to the Governor with rec
ommendations against executive inter
ference with the judgment of death
passed upon Gugllelmo. Nothing new
has developed since the trial, when the
jury heard the murderer's defense and
found him guilty of murder In the first
degree. That he was under the influ
ence of liquor when he committed the
deed Is the only defense Gugllelmo has
ever had. and this is what Is urged In
his behalf now.
Five of his Italian friends came from
Portland today to visit Gugllelmo.
They also sought an audience with the
Governor, but the chief executive was
out of the city. They left a request
that the Governor grant a respite of
30 days, so that they may secure from
the King of Italy a request for the
commutation of sentence. As the King
of Italy could offer no stronger reason
for executive clemency than has al
ready been presented. It Is not likely
that tlie respite will be granted.
Superintendent James, of the Oregon
penitentiary, said this evening that he
will refuse to grant Mrs. Guarascla's re
quest to be a witness at the hanging
of the man who killed her daughter.
Woodmen of Oregon Gather In State
BAKER CITY, Or.. May 2. (Special.')
The delegates to the state convention
of the Woodmen ot the World gathered
from all points of the compass in this
city today. The local camp has shown
a commendatory sprit in cordially re
ceiving the visitors and the (members
spent the afternoon in pointing out
such interesting features as the place
affords. A formal reception took place
at the opera-house' this evening.
The state delegate from this city. O.
B. Mount, as chairman, selected the
Mayor. C. A. Johns, to make the ad
dress of welcome. After a few con
gratulatory remarks, the speaker dwelt
for a while upon a plea for unity
among Oregonlans. to which gather
ings of this nature were most conduc-.
ive, contending that a movement of
this kind was necessary to the upbuild
ing of the state and the general wel
fare of the people.
M. N. Miller, of Lane County, respond
ed with a comparative recapitulation
of the progress of the times with fra
ternity as Its greatest and most won
derful achievement. Tho Woodmen of
the World were now. the speaker said.
750.000 strong, and had written over
$1,000,000,000 In Insurance.
J. W. Simmons spoke upon Wood
craft as an order and discussed Its
growth. He said he was the only man
among the delegation from Oregon who
was not seeking office, and elucidated
the point with a humorous story.
Stephen A. Lowell, of Pendleton,
made the rhetorical efTort of the even
ing, and in a finished and scholarly ad
dress 'won the hearts of the audience
and elicited generous applause.. He en
deavored to show that tho mission of
the fraternities was to ralsethe body
politic, cleanse the big cities of cor
ruption and purify tho people-
Judge W. C. Bond's remarks- were
short and. spicy on account of the late
ness ,of the hour. He was the last
speaker. Music was Interspersed with
the speeches.
Tomorrow the convention meets, and
the work of making great men begins.
Directors at the Chautauqua.
OREGON CITY, Or.. May 2.-t-(Spe-clai.)
The management of the Wil
lamette Valley Chautauqua Association
has employed. Professor Frederick W.
Goodrich, of Portland, as musical di
rector for the 1805 assembly! 'Profes
sor O. 34. Babhett, f the Portland Y. M.
C A., has been engaged a$ physical
director.,, .
Trial of J. T. Dickens for Mur
der Has Been Begun.
Sheridan Hotelkceper Is Charged
With the Killing or Marvin I.
Potter on the Street In
His Home Town.
M'MINNVILLE. Or.. May 2. Special.)
Judge George Burnett convened a spe
cial term of court today to try the case
of the State of Oregon against John T.
Dickens, a well-known hotelkeeper of
Sheridan, charged with the crime of mur
der in the first degree. The specific
charge against the defendant is that of
killing Marvin L. Potter, a fellow-townsman.
November 14. 33M, on a street In
As yet no particulars of the case have
been made public. Both parties are well
known In Sheridan and vicinity and con
siderable Interest Is being manifested in
tho case When court was opened the
auditorium was filled. The afternoon was
consumed, in selecting a jury. From the
entire jury list only seven persons were
accepted by the attorneys. Judge Bur
nett then ordered a new list to be chosen
and adjourned court for the day.
The case will probably not be opened
until late tomorrow. The defendant has
employed McCain & Vinton to handle the
case. They will be aided by George
BrownelL of Oregon City, and J. T.
Simpson, of Sheridan. The case will be
prosecuted by District Attorney John
McNary and Roswell Connor.
County Court Votes a Larger Sam for
Its Exhibit.
GRANT'S PASS. Or.. May 2 (Spe
cial.) The Josephine County Court to-
day by tne unanimous vote of Judge J.
O. Booth and Commissioners C. F.
Lovelace and J. T. Logan, appropriated !
$1500 to be added to the appropriation
of $1000 made unanimously by the
court for the display of the county ex
hibit of minerals, agriculture and tim
ber at the Lewis and Clark Fair. As a
committee to have charge of the exhib
it the court appointed C. L. Mangum.
president of the Grant's Pass Miners j
Association; A. H. Carson, the largest j
grapegrower in Southern Oregon and j
a member of the State Board of HortI- j
culture, and R. Thomas, a leading busl-
ness man of Grant's Pass. The court i
also appointed Dennis Stovall to have 1
charge of the exhibit at the Fair. j
A well-attended meeting of business I
.men of Grant's Pass under the auspices i
of the Miners Association, was held ,
this evening, in which Hon. W. K. New
ell, superintendent for the Lewis and
Clark Fair horticultural exhibit, was
present and gave an address In which
lie outlined the work of preparing &
county exhibit. Addresses were made
iby Judge Booth and prominent busi
ness men and it was determined that
the citizens of Grant's Pass would co
operate to the fullest in making the
Josephine County exhibit one of the
best at the Fair.
While Grant's Pass now maintains a
very complete mineral exhibit at the
rooms of the Miners' Association "It
was decided to enlarge the scope of
this local exhibit and embrace all the
products of the county. The question
of the association erecting a building
of its own for holding the exhibit was
considered and a future meeting is to
be held more fully to take up the mat
ter and take steps towards raising
funds for the building and exhibit.
Large Number of Cases Have Been
Handed Down.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 2. In the
United States Court of Appeals, rever
sals have been entered and causes re
manded for new trials In the follow
ing cases: United States- vs. Montana
Lumber & Manufacturing Company, the
Northern Pacific Railroad Company and
others, from Montana; First National
Bank of Council Bluffs against J. A.
Moore, from Iowa: Frank Richmond vs.
the Oregon Railroad & Navigation
Company, from Washington; United
States vs. Eleanor BIrdscyc. adminis
tratrix of the estate of Charles G.
BIrdseye, from Montana.
A motion to dismiss has been granted
In the case of J. S. Roberts, adminis
trator of Joe Calrlo. deceased, against
the Great Northern Railroad Company,
from Washington. .
Decisions In the lower courts have
been affirmed In the following cases:
Tyee Consolidated Mining Company vs.
John Doe Jennings (Lcander Anderson),
from Alaska; Mutual Reserve Life Insur
ance Company, of New York. vs. Priscilla
Dobler, from Oregon; Marc Sing vs.
United States of America, from Washing
ton. The decision in the case of Ansel
Easton vs. George Woestcnholm & Sons,
Ltd., has been affirmed with costs.
Warden Vnn Dusen Makes Law
breakers on Columbia Suffer.
SALEM, Or., May 2. (Special.) The
capture ot five gillnets, averaging 700
feet In length, and 11 setnets, found in
the Columbia River during the first 14
Jays of April, before the open .season
began. Is the record made by Master
Fish Warden Van Dusen in the enforce
ment of the fish laws. In his report to
the Fish Commission today he said that
these nets have been confiscated.
In addition to this, one man was ar
rested and fined $50 for fishing on tho
Rogue River during the closed season
and two men have been nrrested and
will be tried tomorrow for fishing on
the Clackamas without a license.
Mr. Van Dusen also reported that he
has just received a letter from Engi
neer Jloffatt, of Oregon City, saying
that the trouble at the flshway over
the falls will be remedied, so that sal
mon may easily ascend the Willamette
Notified of Mead's Visit.
SALEM, Or., May 2. (Special.) Mas
ter Fish Warden Van Dusen received a
letter today from the Washington Fish
Commissioner saying that Governor
Mead, the Attorney-General and him
self wll bo at Astoria Thursday to vUit
the channels cf the Columbia River
where the boundary line between the.
two states Is In dispute
Attorney-General Crawford, of this
state. Is at Pendleton, trying cases be
fore the Supreme Court, and "may not
be able to go to Astoria at that time,
but Governor Cbnmberlain may be
there to meet the Washington officials.
Games Closed at Oregon City.
OREGON" CITY, Or., May 2. (Special.)
Otkoh City is boa a- closed tows, se
far as games of chance are concerned.
While twenty-one, craps, roulette and
faro and like game were suppressed Jan
uary 1 last, at the same time money
paying slot machines were ordered re
moved, the playing of poker has not been
Interfered with. But the three poker
games that have been conducted In this
city since the first of the year have been
put out of business and Oregon City is
strictly a closed town on the gambling
Paint 3Ian Is Attached.
BAKER CITY. Or.. May 2. (Special.)
-The business of T. H. TorgIer .paints
and oils, was closed yesterday by at
tachment, at the Instance of Fisher.
Thorsen & Co., of Portland. The claim
Is for balance on book account for
$3153.83. The property is how In the
Sheriff's hands, with a keeper In
Mr. Thorsen was In Baker City last
week, but was unable to perfect a sat
isfactory settlement, so. through his
attorneys, he was forced to adopt this
course. Torgler left Immediately for
Portland, where, if possible, it Is In
tended to make satisfactory arrange
ments with his creditors.
Sues for. a Seized Net.
SALEM, Or.. May 2. (Special.)
Fish Warden Van Dusen was today
made defendant in & replevin suit
brought by Hans Peterson to recover
a net seized while Anton Peterson had
It In the river at Astoria. Hans claims
the net and says Anton had it out
washing Jt. The Fish Commlsion direct
ed tht Warden to fight the case to a fin
ish, .for Jf a case -of this kind be com
promised there will be no- end to viola
tion of the law regarding 'salmon
fishing. -
Fatal. Shootiaa; at Butte.
BUTTE. Mont., Ma'y 2. William Phelan
was shot tonight and It is believed fatally
wounded, by ."Harry -Smith, fluxing a row
in a Dublin GulchvsaIoon- Smith claims
he was attacked "by, Phelan,, and. to save
himself from being beaten to the floor by
the fists of Phelan. he "drew his revolver
and fixed, the1 bullet -passing through
Phelan's groin.
According "to the 'physicians tonight
there Is little J hope of Phelan living.
Phelan wag the. star witness for the de
fense in the recent Stattery murder trial.
Charged AVlth Miser's Murder.
GRANT'S PASS. Or., May 2. (Special.)
Sheriff Lewis returned .today from Cres
cent City with Andy Ingram, charged
with being a participant in the murder
of William Dunlap, an old miner, killed
at "hla. house in Louse Creek two years
ago. Ingram was bound over to appear
at the next term of the Circuit Court and
was .taken tonight to Jacksonville by
Sheriff Lewis and held in jail there, so as
not to be near, his accomplice, Esley Dod
son. who wap arrested here and Is held
in the County Jail here..-
Children Have Been Frightened by
Strange Being Who Crawls
on the Ground.
TACOMA. Wash.. May 2.-(Special.)
A wild man who crawlg on his hands
and knees and barks like a dog is said
to have terrorized residents of the North
End. He was seen by several children
this morning and again about noon by
Mrs. .A. W. Semple. w.ho lives at 305
North Thirty-first street. Mrs. Semple at
once notified the police and. detectives
were sent out to capture the man.
The Semple home Is near the gulch at
the end of Water street. Several times
this forenoon children who' were playing
about the place reported to Mrs. Semple
that there was a man In the gulch who
crawled on the ground and barked at
them like a dog. In telling the story.
Mrs. Semple pays:
"As 1 went down Into the gulch I could
hear what I believed was a dog barking
and suddenly only a short distance ahead
of me a man raised up on his knees, ap
parently, though I could see only his head
and part of his body on account of brush.
I stopped and he barked at me. Then
he growled anTl showed his teeth. I
was much frightened. He commenced
barking again and dropped down so 1
could see only the top of his head. Then
he started to crawl toward me and I
turned and ran for my nearest neighbor's,
who had a telephone."
Mrs. Semple says that the man wore
no hat or coaL
Rush at the Land Office.
OREGON CITY, Or., May 2.-(SpciaJ.)
The throwing open to settlement of
townships 5 to 13, inclusive, south, range
4 east, was the occasion for a great rush
of applicants at the Oregon City Land
Office today. Much of the best land was
promptly filed upon, the officers of the
land office and their assistants expedi
tiously disposing of the bueiness.
Robber Did Not Get All.
SALEM. Or.. May 2.-(Speeia.l.)-While
A. H. Damon, an aged express driver,
was working In his stable tonight he was
suddenly 3elzed from behind by a robber
who choked him and then rifled his pock
etc. The robber secured $S In silver but
overlooked $20 In paper money. The thief
has not been caught.
Site for Idaho Capital.
BOISE. Idaho. May 2. (Special.) The
Capitol building commission tonight se
lected the present site for the new build
ing. The Central School block adjoining
will be added, the board having agreed
to sell it for $25.0. less than half Its
value. This gives a frontage on Jefferson
street of 67D feet and a depth of 2St.
Blue Laws for Salem.
SAL?:M. Or.. May 2.-(Speclal.) The
Salem City Council proposes to close all
theaters, shooting galleries and similar
places of amusement on Sunday and an
ordinance was introduced tonight for that
Divorces Granted at Oregon City.
OREGON CITY. Or.. May 2. (Sps
claL) Judge McBrlde today granted
the following divorces: Maggie A. Bur
ley vs. Albert R. Barley; Emma R.
Montgomery ve. Robert F Montgomery.
John H". Davis.
SILVERTON, Or., May 2.-John H.
Davis, one of Oregon's early pioneers,
died at the home of his son, J. F. Davis,
in this city, last evening, after & lingering
illness. Mr. Davis was born in New York
June 27. ISM, and settled in Oregon in the
year of 1S5L He was always prominent
in politics, advocating Republican prin
ciples, and was a charter member of the
Masonic lodge at SUvcrton.
Hon. Allen Parker.
ALBANY. Or., May Z Honorable Allen
Parker, one ot Oregon's beat-known
pioneers, and at one time the leading
citizen of Albany, died at Toledo, Lla
coin' County, late last night, at the ad
vanced, age of years. Mr. Parker sad
bea 111 for mm ttee.
Los Angeles Merchants Pay
Compeller of Clouds.
Charles Hatfield Uses a Chimney as
His Vehicle, and Says He At-
tracts the Favorable -Forces
"of Nature.
LOS ANGELES, CaL, May 2.-Charl
Hatfield, a "rainmaker" who has' been
working since. December 15 latt to pro
duce 18 Inches of rain for Southern Cali
fornia by May 1, on a pledge of a num
ber or Los Angeles merchants to pay him
$16(0 if he succeeded, has completed his
demonstrations and today was paid a
large proportion of the turn promised.
The remainder of the amount guaranteed
.him will be paid shortly, It Is said.
The fall of rain In Los Angeles during
the season ending May 1 has been 1S.S
Inches, which far excf eds the fall' of last
.season and Is above the n6rmal annual
precipitation for this sectioil.
Hatfield established his "ralnmaklng"
plant In AJtadnna. in the foothills of the
mountains, some SO miles from Los
Angelts. December 15, and the amount ot
rainfill from that date in the immediate
locality of his plant has been 2M$ Inches.
Hatfield's method Is a generation of gas
and .ts discharge Into the atmosphere
from a- chimney, which has the result, he
claims of attracting forces ot nature
which compel moisture to form and be.
precipitated in the shape; of rain.
Gale on Southern Coast.
' LOS ANGELES, May i Following last
night's rain storm Los Angeles and the
Southern California coast has teen visited
today by a gale of tvlnd which attained
a velocity of 35 relies an hour, the high
est .recorded during the month of May
In the history of the local' Government
observatory. '.
Seattle Firemen Suspended for Soak
ing Nonunion Men.
SEATTLE, May 2. While there- were
several small disturbances by sympa
thizers of the striking brewery employes
today,, no violence wag repbrted, and the
special police were, not called upon to in
terfere. Twofiremen were suspended for
30 .days by the. Fire Chief for turning the
hose on a brewery wagon driven by non
union drivers.
Five local unions pledged the strikers
their moral support, and indorsed the boy
cott on local beer. The joint local execu
tive board of brewery employes received
telegraphic advices today from the secre
tary of the international union -Indorsing
the strike and pledging all the support
they might require There has -been no
talk of overtures for peace on either side.
Daggett Is Elected Mayor of Spokane
.on Democratic Ticket.
SPOKANE, May 2. Floyd L. Daggett,
Democrat, present City Comptroller, was
elected Mayor today by a plurality of
245 over W. H. Acuft. Republican. Henry
Llllenthal. Independent, polled nearly
1600. while the Socialist candidate, C. H.
Bungay, had over SCO. Harry Eggleston.
Democrat, for Treasurer, and Robert
Falrley, Democrat, for Comptroller, were
also elected.
The City Council, as a result of today's
election, will be a tie, five to five, but
next year, when the second-year men
elected today take their seats, the Coun
cil will stand seven Democrats to three
Republicans. Mayor-elect Daggett is com
mitted to union labor and the short-hour
Sllverton to Be Wide Open.
SILVERTON. Or.. May 1. (Special.)
A great deal of Interest was taken In
the annual city election held here yes
terday, in which the taxpayers' ticket,
headed by L. J. Adams for Mayor, was
successful. The other ticket, known as
the citizens' ticket, which stood for a
closed Sunday saloon and a strict en
forcement of the laws, was headed by
Dr. F. M. Brooks for Mayor. The suc
cessful officers were backed by the
ealoonmen, and it is supposed that they
will dominate the policy of the city
government, and the result of the elec
tion will mean a wide-open town.
'Charged "With Polygamy.
OREGON CITY. Or.. May 2. (Special.)
In an affidavit filed today In an attempt
to oust Peter Kern as administrator of
his deceased, wife's estate, Kern Is
charged with polygamy. It I alleged
In the affidavit, which is subscribed to by
Frank Dowty, that Kern has a wife liv
ing In Germany from whom he has never
been divorced. Kern married Mrs. Kern
No. 2 In this county in 1S92, and sh died
a few weeks ago, leaving an estate of
the value of $3060.
The proceedings to depose Kern as ad
ministrator has been Instituted by the
heirs-at-law of the deceased. Kern Is a
resident of Clarkes, Clackamas County.
Fire Loss at 'Wallpvra.
WALLOWA, Or., May 2. Only a favor
able north wind saved the entire business
portion of the town: "of Wallowa, which
was visited by a bad fire at 4 o'clock
yesterday afternoon. As It was, nearly
$7009 damage was dpne.
The blaze originated in the rlof of the
Hotel Wallowa. The fire spread west
ward, burning a law office, telephone of
fice and variety store and the Johnson
public halL The losses follow: R. Mc
Crae, hotel and furnishings, $3000; Charles
Brown, variety store, $3600; J. S. John
son, public hall, $H60; William Sherod,
law office, $300.
Clerks "Wrestle "With Kcs.
OLYMPIA, Wash., May 2. (Special.)
All brewers and coworkers employed by
the Olympia. Brewing Company are act
ing with the dowa-gound striking brew
ers and the plant here was closed today.
Stenographers and -clerks donned rough
clothes and rustled Icegs in. an- attempt to
fill orders from the .steek qn hand. About
76 men are Involved here In the strike.
Saerr Storms la Meataaa.
BUTTE, Mont, May 2. Reports iross
Eastern Montana tonight indicate that a
general snow storm is prevailing; with, a
considerable lowering of the tesaperature.
The stoma is not of aaasual severity asd
will greatly benefit the range, which has
been greatly la need of moisture for some
iBdlcted for Italian's Marder.
SAN FRANCISCO. May. 3. The xr&sd
fury has presented an Indictment agatoet
FWxa Tsrturicl and bis wife, Koa Ter-
Absolutely Pure
turid, charging them with the murder
of Blaggio Vlladro on the night of April
OHthMk la OrAfoa mad Waahtagtea Prom
la, Secplte Cold.
WASHINGTON. May 2. The Wi.ther Bu
reau's weekly summary of crap conditions
While the temperature condition of the
week ending May 1 were much more favor
b!e thmn in the prevlou week, compllnts of
slow sermlMtion and growth are very sencral
In .the middle Rocky Mountain dope. Mon
tana continues to ned rain. Or the Pacific
Coast the weather waa too cool for favorable
STOwih. with frequent frosts In Washington.
Practically all reports Indicate that Win
ter wheat ooatinuei In unusually promising
condition, the -temperature for the present
week havlftr been more favorable for the ad
vance of this crop.
The outloo'tC for Spring whit In Oregon
and "Washington is promising.
"While the' reports respecting fruit are mor
favorable, they indicate that peaches have
been extensively killed, although an excel
lent crop U promised la Southern Georgia,
and in x few other sections the outlook for
peaches la. mmewhat Improved.
Sights of the City They Will Not See
AVhen Men of Oregon Are
Footing tlie Bills.
SEATTLE. "Wash.. May 2. (Special.)
Soattle and King's County physicians
will attend the meeting- of the National
organization at Portland in July, but
will refuse to accept of Portland's hos
pitality. When the National society is
invited To step on- the veranda and
look at the scenery or, climb up into a
tower to gaze at the city the Seattle
pryslcians will remain In their seats.
When the Eastern medicos go out on
the river to get the full benefit of a
sunset, the Seattle men will seek their
hotels. They will listen to the papers
to be read in the society meetings, be
cause they insist they are entitled to
all the" benefits of membership In the
National organization, but they will
not allow Portland to spend any money
In showing them the Exposition city
and surrounding country.
Eugene Rucker, a prominent busi
ness man ot Seattle, Is in the city for
a few days.
J. "VT. Spangler, Jr., superintendent
ot Bradstreet's agency at Seattle, Is In
the city on a brief busienss trip.
W. A. Cos, general agent of the Chi
cago & Northwestern, accompanied by
C. J. Gray, traveling agent of the same
company, left Portland last night for
Walla, Walla, Pendleton and other East
ern Oregon towns In the Interests of
the business of their road. The travel
ers will be out of the city tor a week.
Charles J. SchnabeL has returned
from a flying trip to Boston. New Tork
and Washington, D. C. While In the
National capital he was admitted to
practice in the United States Supreme
Court. In common with others Mr.
Scbnabel predicts a large attendance
to the Lewis and Clark Fair.
NEW TORK, Hay 2. (Special.)
Northwestern people registered at New
Tork hotels today as follows:
From Seattle G. W. Dllling and wife,
at the Holland.
From Astoria, Or. F. H. Sanborn, at
the Hotel As tor.
From Sumpter, Or. E. P. Bergman and
wife, at the Imperial.
From Spokane C. Glass, at the Park
Avenue. Appeals From Municipal Court.
Appeals from the Municipal Court to
the State Circuit Court were filed yes
terday In the following cases:
Mary White, sentenced to 120 days in
the County Jail for stealing $36 from
Carl Gust&fson.
Ed Gee, fined $100 for falsely represent
ing himself to be a police officer.
William Cody, fined $6) for keeping a
ealoon open after 1 o'clock.
W. J. Cain, fined J60 for assault and
battery on Mary Ogden.
W. A. Simon, proprietor of the Orph
eum, fined $60 for permitting LUlIe Stet
son to frequent his saloon.
Ed Gee, convicted of assault and bat
tery on Grace Camp and sentenced to 90
days'- imprisonment and to pay a fine
of HQ0.
Herman Schroeder, convicted of keep
ing a saloon open at unlawful hours, and
fined $36-
"William Cody, Aned $40 for violating
the .1 o'clock closing ordinance.
.John Conrad, of the Pullman, fined $23
for violating the 1 o'clock ordinance;
same fined" $S0 for same offense.
John Conrad, convicted of violating the
1 a'elocl.' saloon closing ordinance and
fined H5.
Them&s "McGlynn, fined $3S for violating
1 o'clock ordinance.
James Kerntan, fined ISO for assault
and battery en Viola A. Emery.
Charles H. Bates, convicted of assault
aad battery on H. P. Emery, and fined
Lillle Stetson, fined. $100 for disorderly
Louis Raiabatsgh. fined 450 for fighting.
As appealed cases are not always prose
cuted, these defendants may escape pun
ishment. A gift ot practically $0.000' to the Old
People's Home of Chicago from Nathaniel
S. Boat Is to be-&evote to the erectios
of additional buildings for the hettse at
TiwHaaa 'aveau t&i. TMrty-aJafh street.
Pajouse Valley Irrigation Pro
ject May Fall.
Cost to Move O. R. & N. Tracks Too
Great, and Soil Is Too Loose-to .
. - i -
Keep Water From Per"-"--,
coiating Through It.. -f-
SPOKANE. Waah., May 2. (Special.)
It is reported here from what Is thought
to be authentic sources that the Govern
ment has decided to abandon the Wash
tucna irrigation project 1- the Palouse
Valley for various reasons. In the first
place, there la conflict between the. Gov
ernment Reclamation Bureau and the O.
R. & N. over the removal of the tracks
of the road from the bed of the Wash
t'uena coulee to a point higher up on the
north bank of what would be, the arti
ficial lake, provided the plans of the en
gineers were to be carried out. The O.
R. & X. built .the track through the
coulee some years ago to afford trans
portation facilities to the farmers of the
district, and last year rehabilitated . the
line and put It lri operation after an in
terval of three or four years Idleness.
As long as this track Is maintained . It
will be impossible for the Government "to
construct its projected reservoir. A con
ference has been .held between, the Gov
ernment engineers 'and those of. the rail
road, company and It has been estimated
that it would cost more than $400,000 'to
Change the track from the. 'bed "of the
couiee 10 a point aiong tne Dante i.nis
sum, added to the cost of the irrigation
project, as already planned, would place
such a burden upon the land tributary-to
the. district as to make the work -impracticable
at this time.
While this Is the story currently re
ported, there is said to. be another and
more vital condition prevailing. It is said
to have been recently discovered by the
Government engineers that the soil form
ing the bed and walls of the coulee is of
such a nature that It would be practically
Impossible to make the lake bold water
The soli is a sandy loam, through which
water percolates as through a sieve in . a
great many places, and to build a reser
voir that would hold under the immense
pressure natural for such a large body
of water would necessitate the artificial
treatment of the walls and bottom of the
basin, which Is at least 15 miles in length,
at a cost that could not be considered
by the Reclamation Bureau for' many
years to come.
It is reported, therefore, that the project
will be abandoned for this reason more
than for any other, and the viclniiy of
Connell and Kahlotus will be forced to
remain in its present state for an in
definite time.
General Manager B. A. Worthlngton,.of
the O. JR. & N., who has Just returned
from a trip through California and over
the Southern Oregon lines of the South
ern Pacific, was not disposed to discuss
the new phase of the Washtucna coulee
Irrigation difference between the Reclam
ation Rureau and the O. R. &?"N. When
asked if he had heard the story to the
effect that the Government would aban
don the project on account of Hhc discov
ery that the soil ot the coulee would, not
retain water sufficiently well to admit, of
the construction of the reservoir at the
point. Mr. Worthlngton admitted that he
had heard the story, but not with certain
enough foundation to permit him to dis
cuss it. In speaking of the question in
general, however, he said:
"On account of the broken character
of the country immediately joining the
coulee, there being very considerable rock
excavations to be made, the cost of the
proposed line on top of the-bluff would
amount, according to the estimate of the
company's engineers, to $443,000.
V. line to the north of this was sug
gested, and examination of the country
shows it would have to be from four to
six miles from the coulee to be prac
ticable, and this would necessitate get
tlng to an elevation of about 00 feet
above the proposed reservoir water line
for a line between Kahlotus and Connell,
with a grade of 2 per cent out ot Kahlo
tus and about V per cent getting down
to Connell. Such a line would be from
five to seven miles longer than the pres
ent one and would cost as much as the
one recently located along the coulee. To
bring such a line to a connection with
the present one at Washtucna. Instead
of at Kahlotus. is not practicable with
reasonable grades and work, as the coun
try Is cut with many ravines at right
angles to the coulee, and It would be nec
essary to get to a height of more than
600 feet above the proposed reservoir wa
ter line and 500 feet above Washtucna
Station, with so abrupt a rise from near
Washtucna as to condemn It.
"Our engineers are working, joining
with the Government engineers under Mr.
Anderson, the latter gentleman reporting
to Mr. Noble. We do not know just what
the -final conclusion may be."
Called Up ha the Night for CHJBfeeirla's
CoegB. Kenedy.
"We consider Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy the best we eel," writes J. L.
True & Son. of West Epplng. N.' H.
"We have customers who think there
Is ncthlag like It for. croup; A few
nights ago a man called us up at -2:3d
A. M. to go to our store and-, get hira
a bottle of this remedy as his' little
girl had the croup. He knew it wohW
cure her for lie had tried It ay
tlmes before. This remedy is for salt
by all druggists. .