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SHE HORNING OREGON IAN, ' TUESPAT, MAX 16, 1905.
Oregon Supreme Court De
clares Running of Gaming
Place a Nuisance.
STATUTE 40 YEARS OLD;
Case on Appeal Was That of M. G.
Xcase, of" Portland; Con
victed in the -Lower
Keeping a gaming-house is punishable
under section 1930 of the code, whether
there be an open breach of .the peace
A specialist in sursery is required to
have only .such knowledge, sWIl and
care ae is ordinarily possessed by such
specialists in similar localities.
SALEM, Or.. May 15. (Special.) The
Supreme Court today affirmed the case
of the State of Oregon vs. M. G. Ncase,
commonly known as the "poolroom case,"
thus holding that keeping a poolroom Is
a nutoancc and may be punished under
section 1930 of the code. It is said that
thie section has been upon the statute
books for 40 years without having been
applied to gaming-houses, but the court
holds that this Is no reason why It should
not be applied now.
Nease was the proprietor of a turf ex
change, or poolroom, in Portland, and In
his place persons congregated each day
for the purpose of betting on horseraces
run in other states and reported to him
by telegraph. Xcase sold pools according
to information received by telegraph, and
after receiving telegraphic information
as to the result of the race, he cashed the
tickets held by those who had bet on
the winning horse, lease's place had
been licensed by the city .of Portland.
Xcase was indicted for -willf ully commit
ting an act which grossly disturbs the
public peace, oocnly outrages the public
decency and is injurious to public morals,
and having been convicted, he appealed.
The case was tried before Judge George
and affirmed in opinion by Justice Beqn.
The only question involved on appeal
was whether the acts complained of can
be punished under section 1900 of the
code. The Supreme Court says:
That such a housr- Is a gaming or gam-Mlng-houFc.
and punishable as a nuisance at
ommon law. whether betting on a horse
race is a crime or not, lias been eo often
held by the courts that it Is no longer open
There is no statute providing specifically
for such an offense, nor ha'c wc any com
mon law offenses as such, but section 1930
provides: "If any person shall willfully and
wrongfully commit any act which grossly
Injures the person or property of another,
or which grossly disturbs the public peace
or health, or which openly outrages the
public decency and is injurious to the public
morals, such person. If no punishment Is ex
pressly prescribed therefor by this code,
upon conviction thereof, shall be punished
Tv Imprisonment in the County Jail not less
than one month nor more than six months,
or by fine not less than ?30 nor more than
The keeping of a gaming-house was an
offense at common Jaw, because, among
other things, it disturbed the public peace
and tranquility by encouraging Idleness, riot,
thriftlessncss. breaches of the peace, dls- i
orderly conduct and the like. . . . The,
statute simply means that one who know
ingly and without authority of nw commits
an illegal act which" greatly or shamefully
annoys or scandalizes the community, and
agitates and disturbs the quiet and tran
quility of the public, or outrages public de
cency and is Injurious to public morals. Is
guilty of an offense. . . . And this is
substantially the definition of a nuisance at
It Is not necessary that there should be
an actual breach or disturbance of the peace
to come within the statute. ... If the
statute had declared the acts prohibited to
be nuisances, it would have b?en no more
certain than It now is. In place of providing,
as has been done In ninny states, for the
punishment of nuisances." leaving It to be
determined from the common law what spe
cific offenses camo within that" term, the
Legislature thought it wise to adopt the
other course and embody in the statute as
a description of the offenses prohibited the
essential ingredients of a common law nui
sance. There can be no substantial difference be
tween the two methods. One use. the tech
nical name, leaving the essential elcmonts
of the offense to be determined from the
ommon law, while the other fets forth the
ingredients of th offense, leaving its tech
nical natno to be so ascertained. The re
sults are the same.
Beadle vs. Paine & Kuykcndall.
Herbert Beadle, appellant, vs. J). A.
Palnc and W. Kuykcndall. respondents,
from Lane County. J. W. Hamilton.
Judge, affirmed; opinion by Chief Justice
The plainUff suffered a fracture and dis
location of his arm and employed defend
ants to treat him. The arm did not heal
satisfactorily, and this action was brought
to recover damage. The trial resulted
in a verdict for the defendants, and plain
In the Supreme Court numerous ques
tions were presented regarding the admis
sion of testimony and the instructions to
the Jury. Among the instructions ap
proved by the Supreme Court were the
Specialists in the practice of surgery are
bound to bring to the discharge of their duty
a specialists, that degree of care, skill and
knowledge which is ordinarily posseed by
jjractltloners devoting special attention and
j?tudy to the same branch in similar locali
ties, having regard to the present state of
It was not negligence of the defendants or
lack of proper skill for them not to have an
X-ray machine or for them to we the same
in the treatment of plaintiff's arm unless
such machine was usually employed by physi
cians and surgeons In the same general lo
cality in which defendants were practicing
their profession or In similar localities.
No error Is found in the court below.
Justice Bean did not take part In this
Kroll vs. Coaeh.
William Kroll and E. W. Sparrow, re
spondents, vs. William Coach, appellant,
from Douglas County. J. W. 'Hamilton,
affirmed October Si; petition for rehearing
denied: opinion by Chief Justice Wolvcr
ton. Plaintiffs entered into an agreement
with defendant by which they, were to
furnish .part of the money to purchase,
certain land and receive a corresponding
portion of the land. Coach deceived them
as to the price of the land, and in this
suit the court "held that Coach holds as
trustee for the plaintiffs such a portion
of the land as their money would have
bought. On the motion for rehearing the
defendant urged that the warranty deed
which .plaintiffs accepted precludes picm
from setting up any such agreement other
than that -shown by the deed itself. The
AunreaM Cour.t Jiole, however. tht'ao
person. can be precluded by any contract
or writing that he "has been induced to
enter Into through fraud or deceit"
Other Cases Decided.
George F. Livesly. appellant, vs. James
Muckle and Charles Muckle. respondents,
from Columbia County. T. A. McBride,
Judge: affirmed: opinion by Justice Bean.
George W. Scott and H. A. Hammond,
executors, respondents, vs. Eva Ford, ap
pellant, from Lane County, J. "W. Hamil
ton, Judge; respondent's petition for re
hearing denied: opinion by Chief Justice
W. I. Sweetland, appellant, vs. Grant's
Pass New Water. Light Power Com
pany, respondents; petition for rehearing
Sheriff Retains Charge of Poolroom.
Speaking of the decision of the Supreme
Court, Sheriff Word said he would retain
possession of the .room of the Warwick
Club on Fourth street. In which there
has been a guard In charge since last
October, until he receives the mandate of
the Supreme Court The Sheriff also
stated that he knew he was doing right
when he closed the poolrooms, and was
satisfied the Supreme Court would decide
in his favor.
- Quartermaster's Safe Robbed.
MISSOULA, Mont.. May 15. KHde
Adams, a colored private soldier. Is a
fugitive from justice and accused of rob
bing the Quartermaster's safe at Fort
Missoula ol $1300. The soldier had been
on guard all day and asked for the. key
from the Quartermaster, saying he wanted
to clean up the room. The man cleaned
up the room and returned the key. He
did not answer to roll call this morning
and an Investigation showed that the
combination on the safe had been-worked
and $500 in cash and $SO0 in checks stolen.
Adamg is supposed to .have. left the
city last night on one of the late trains
and his description has been sent broad
cast to the authorities.
QLSEN IS TO WEAR STRIPES
EX-PORTLAXD MAX SENTENCED
AT LOS ANGELES.
Five Years for Embezzling Dia
monds Belonging: to a Young
Woman He Had -Met.
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. May 13.-John F.
Olsen. a traveling salesman, formerly
president of the Travelers' Protective As
sociation for five years, and vice-president
of the assoeiation for three years, and
at one time prominent in' business and
social circles of Oregon, was today sen
tenced to five years' imprisonment in
San Quentin by Judge Smith In -the Su
perior Court for the embezzlement of $S50
worth of diamond Jewelry, the property
of Mrs. Ella K. Thurber. of this city.
Telegrams were read In court from
Governor Chamberlain, of Oregon: Prose
cuting Attorney Manning; of Portland,
and other Oregon men. testifying to the
former good character of Olson, jnd ask
ing the ieniency of the court In his be
half. Judge- Smith severely lectured the
prisoner in sentencing him, and charac
terised his sentence of five years as the
limit of leniency under the circumstances.
Olsen in his defense admitted having
pawned the jewelry of Mrs. Thurber.
which she had placed In his possession,
but alleged it was with her consent, and
that It was their mutual Intention to em
bark in business together, using the funds
realized from the jewelry as a joint cap
ital. Mrs. Thurber was a young woman whom
Olsen had known but a few days prior to
his disposing of'hcr jewelry.
Olsen came to Portland about three
years ago as the representative of .the
Dcvore Diamond Company, a tontine con
cern. The postal "authorities made trou
ble for the company, and the Western
agents, of which Olsen was one, refused
to turn over the moneys they had col
lected to the main office. He afterwards
formed another company, operating on the
same plan as the tabooed diamond com
pany. A number of "policies" were sold in
Portland and vicinity. The postal in
spectors had again broke up Olson's busi
ness, and his associates also plU up.
When he left town It was found that a
number of prominent men, among them
Governor Chamberlain, had lost consid
erable money by buying his "policies."
GRUDGE AGAINST A FOREMAN
C. W. Smith Confcss-cs to Dynamite
Explosion at Oak Point.
KALAMA. Wash.. May 15. (Special.)
Charles W. Smith, the young man
brought up from Oak Point charged
with blowing .up a barn on the Larsen
place, near Oak Point. Thursdaj- night,
waived examination and told all about
the crime. lie says he did the job
when he was under the influence of
liquor and cut the fuse so short that
he came near losing his own life.
Smith says he has a lot more dyna
mite hidden under a bridge near -the
place, and he will probably be taken
down there to locate it tomorrow. He
was held In 5S00 bonds to the Superior
Court, when he will plead guilty. The
motive seems to have been a grudge
against the foreman of the rock quarry.
APPEAL IN CASE OF AH SOU
Torllund Slave Girl May Be Released
SEATTLE. Wash., May 15.-(Special.)
Papers are being prepared to appeal to
the United States Supreme Court the case
of Ah Sou. the Portland slave girl or
dered deported. At the same timo the
notice of appeal is filed a. motion will also
be made to admit the girl to ball, or in
default of that to have her placed in a
home for unfortunate women pending the
determination of the appeal. San Fran
cisco has such a home; and it is believed
that an order can bo obtained from the
court permitting Ah Sou's detention there
until her case Is decided. Such action
has been allowed before by the same
court, notwithstanding the hydrophobic
anti-Chinese sentiment of California.
Two Murder Cases to Be Heard.
ROSEBURG. Or.. May 15. (Special.!
The regular term of Circuit Court
was convened here this morning by
Judge Hamilton. A grand Jury was
called to investigate the seven crimi
nal cases pending and whatever other
matters may be brought to their atten
tion. The Glcndale murder case is -.deemed
the most Important, J. G. Barnes now
being In jail here under charge of hav
ing committed the deed. The mys
terious murder of Jacob Reuter. U
miles northwest of Oakland, several
weeks ago, will very likely also be
taken up. Half the civil docket was
cleared by Judge Hamilton at a pre
liminary session last Friday.
Whites Displacing: the Chinese.
OREGON .CITY. Or., May 13. Special'.)
The Southern Patlfic Company has re
placed its CTtlnesc section crew at this
place by a force of white men. China
men have for years been in the employ
of this railroad company, which is now
dispensing with theai as rapidly a white
help can fee secured, to take-thdr plac.
IGE OVER file
Northern Pacific Surveyors at
Work on Columbia Bank.
PARTY IS. NEAR VANCOUVER
Skilled Bridge - Builders In Great
. Number Said to Have Been
Placed on Division South
. of Tacoma.
KALAMA, Wash.. May 15. (Special.)
The Washington & Oregon Railroad sent
a special down from Vancouver to Kala
ma Sunday After a car of Northern Pa
cific .Railroad surveyors. They had a
baggage car well filled with camp equi
page and Instruments. Their destination
was Vancouver. Wash., and they an
nounced that they were to work on a
location for a bridge across the Columbia
at or near Vancouver, and also to perfect
the survey aldng tfie north bank of the
Columbia above Vancouver,
From the best Information obtainable,
It is the intention of the Northern Pacific
Railroad Company to push the work as
rapidly as possible. While it is not as
yet definitely announced, it is understood
that the bridge across the Columbia will
be a little below Vancouver, the track
then crossing the peninsula at St. Johns
and bridging the Willamette near Linnton
and running into Portland over Its own
A glance at the topography of the penin
sula will show that In building from Van
couver to Portland it will either "be nec
essary to swing down toward St. Johns
or else turn up the river about Wood
lawn and intersect the O. R. &. N. some
where near the head of Sullivan's gulch.
In order to reach the Union Depot, and
It is believed by railroad men that the
Northern Pacific has decided on the lower
O. R. & X. MAY 3 LAKE MOVE
Rlparla Branch Building Would An
swer Northern Pacific.
LEW1STON. Idaho. May 13. (SpcelaU
While all is apparently quiet here today
with reference to the railroad situation,
there is strong feeling that .within the
next 60 hours something will develop In
the way of construction by steam roads,
and there is strong evidence that the O.
R. & N. will be a strong factor in bring
ing about that condition. While this road
is resting on its oars, it is understood
it is only walUng for word from New York
to begin construction of the Rlparla
branch. It Is understood that If the
Northern Pacific docs not make satisfac
tory .planatlonconcerning the presence
of Its engineers in the field the issue will
be forced, and it would appear that a.
yot nothing has developed that a truce Is
on between the lines.
Engineer Pollard, of the Northern Pa
cific, arrived here from the CuJdesac
i.f,nntrv ivii mnrnlnir. but refuses to dis
cuss matters relative to surveys which
he Is In charge of. It Is -reported tne
Northern Pacific lias placed one of the
crews of surveyors on .tne u. n. ec
right-of-ways at Big Canyon, near Peck,
which Is one of the most important pieces
of right-of-way now belonging to the
John P. Vollmer. accredited representa
tive Itero of the Northern Parific is giv
iin? nut nosltive assurance that the North
ern Pacific will build to GrangcvUle with
out delav and that the company has not
nlcHl it men in the field to bluff the
electric line project. In the meantime the
LewiUon-GrangevHIe electric line project
Is taking more serious steps to protect it
self with relation to holding Its right-of-
ways. Colonel Spoftord. president oi tne
project, stated today that work would be
continued along the line of survey until
the road Is completed and that there was
no bluff on hi parL By his orders a crew
of men was placed it work this morning
grading on the right-of-way at the limits
of the city.
V.'cdneslay night the Colonel will ask
rtv fonnoll for a franchise to oner-
ate a line through the city, and will also
nstc for a lease of the water front along
Yhe Snake River for dock purpose.
It is reported that ortnorn ramie rep
resentatives arc in Grangcvillo -endeavor
ing to secure terminal grounds In tnat
WORTH LNGTON MAY MOVE.
Rumor That He Will Be General
Manager of Western Pacific.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 13. (Special.)
It Is current talk in Avellrinformed
railroad circles in this city tnat B. A.
Worthington, general manager or the
Southern Pacific Company's Oregon
lines, with headquarters at Portland,
wil soon quit that position, to ha gen
eral manager of tne Western Pacific
Railroad Company. It is -asserted that
visit to Chicago is to consult with
men in touch with Gould Interests
Prominent railroad officials asked to
day about the report said they had no
official information, but believed the
story to he true.
The rumor to the effect that General
Manager Worthinyton is about to be
come conected with the Western Pa
cific is not crcJited by railroad officials
here. Nothing it known of the story at
the general offices In the Worcester
building, and no inkling of such change
has come to Mr. Worthington's own of
fice. Mr. Worthington is now on his way
home from a visit to Chicago, having
left that city last night for his return
home. He will reach the city, the latter
part of the week.
Bridge Men Move to Vancouver.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. May 15. (Spe
cial.) Last cvcning'a party of Northern
Pacific surveyors, with camp equipage,
passed through Vancouver and went on
up the Columbia River. It is understood
that the first work to be done by this
party is to complete the survey down the
north bank of the Columbia to and
through the military reservation. Ar
rangements have already been made with
the Government fo this purpose, and a
depot Is to be erected on Government
Rumors of the construction of a bridge
across the Columbia have been rife here
for some time. A large number of skilled
bridge men have moved here and others
have been Inquiring for residences. It is
said the best talent In this line from the
Northern Pacific system has been put on
the division between here and Tacoma.
It is stated that the work of the survey
party now In the field will include a sur
vey for the bridge across the river.
TAXATION TO BE IN FASHION
"Washington Board Is Preparing foe
OLYMPIA, Wash.. May 13.-(SpecialO-Early
action 'will be taken ; by the .new
State Tax Commissioner 5n investigating
Intangible property, such as franchises
of express, sleeping-car,: telephone and
telegraph company and the like. Mem
bers of the committee announced today
that they were receiving hearty assur
ances f co-operation from Assessors and
county Boards of Equalization, and, as
Commissioner Easterly expressed it,
"Taxation will be fashionable this year."
The commission will prepare a circular
of Information designed to aid Assessors
and Boards of Equalization in aiding
the commission in its work of getting at
the value of intangible property and the
details of other property that Is believed
to bo escaping taxation.
The members of the commission, J. H.
Easterly. J. E. Frost and T. D. Rockwell,
held a meeting 'today preliminary to the
formal organization that will be effected
as soon as the law becomes operative,
June 9. The commission agreed Informal
ly on a partial outline of the work to be
taken up, and decided that among the
first matters to be given attention will
be Inheritance tax. A graduated Inherit
ance tax Is Imposed on estates passing
to collateral heirs.
Owing to unfamlliarjty with the law,
many administrators fail to notify the
proper authorities, and many estates are
escaping taxation. The tax Is a Hen on
the estate, and may be enforced at any
time. -In the opinion of the commission,
a great many thousands are due the state
from this source.
The commission decided upon the elec
tion of Frank C. Morris, of Tacoma, for
secretary. Mr. Morris was Deputy Aud
itor when J. E. Frost was State Audltbr,
and recently has been Assistant Postmas
ter In Tacoma. The position pays $1200
Wanted Back In Georgia.
SACRAMENTO, Cal-, May 15.-r-Gov-ernor
Pardee today honored the requis
ition of the Governor of Georgia for
the return to that state of Maro Potter,
who Is wanted to answer a charge o'f
embezzlement at Davlsburgh of the
funds of a bank at that place. Potter
is in custody at Los Angeles.
PETITION WHS DEFECTIVE
MULTNOMAH COUNTY CLERK
MADE SERIOUS ERROR.
Demand Tor Referendum oil Big Ap
propriation Bill, Has Seven
SALEM. Or.. May 15. (Special.) The
petitions demanding the referendum upon
the $1,000,000 appropriation bill were not
filed today, though petitions bearing 7000
signatures were brought here from Mc
Mlnnville. with the intention of filing
them. It was found thatj'ffie Clerk of
Multnomah County had not made his cer
tificate in the proper form, and that the
petitions from that county, bearing 1703
signatures, would be fatallv defective.
The petitions were taken to Portland
tonight, where the certificate will be cor
rected, and then all the petitions will be
filed. It was in anticipation of some such
defect as this that the referendum leaders
came to Salem three days earlier than
The law requires that the County Clerk
shall t out in his certificate the names
of persons whose signatures he. finds to
be genuine after comparing them with
the signatures in his registration books.
The Clerk' of Multnomah County merely
certified that he found a specified number
of signatures to be genuine, but did not
sot forth which thov were. M. B. Tien-
dricks, of McMlnnvllle, brought "the peti
tions to Salem, and took them to 'Port
land. The petitions that bayi been secured
Njy the referendum committee come from
nearly every county In the state, and con
tain many names of prominent men. From
Multnomah County thqre were 1300 sig
natures. Linn CountV iodO. Yamhill 11 io.
Polk 550. Marion ISO, Union -IW, Clacka
mas CDO. and from other counties IcsJer
NOTICE GIVEN POSTMASTERS
Oregon CJly Land orficc Officials
OREGON CITY. Or.. May 13. (Spe
cial.) Pursuant to instructions re
ceived from Washington. Register
Drosser and Receiver Bibce. of the
Oregon City Land Office, today mailed
to every Postmaster within the Oregon
City land district a notice of the re
moval of the Land Office, and request
ing that the same be conspicuously
posted. The text of the notice, which
is- subscribed to by W. A. Richards.
Commlssioner'of the General Land Of
fice. Is as follows:
Notlc of the removal of the United States
Land Office from Oregon City. Or., to Port
Notice is hrreby civon that the President
of the United States, by executive order
dated March 21. 1905, has, pursuant to sec
tion 2251 of the Revised Statutes of the
United States, and by virtue of the authority
therein slven. directed that the United States
Land Office now located In Oregon City, Or.,
be removed, with Its business, records and
archives, to Portland. Or.
In pursuance of said executive order, the
United States Land Office at Oregon City,
Or., will be permanently closed and discon
tinued at the close of business hours, on
June ?0. 1005. and Its business, records and
archives removed to Portland, Or., on July
filvcn under my hand at the City of Wash
Ington this 23th day of March. A. D. 1005.
The circulation of petitions remon
strating against the proposed change
is still in progress throughout the dis
trict, whore they are being largely
signed. When this work Is finished the
petitions will be presented to Presi
OLD STARS ON THE DIAMOND
Stanford Grads Will Play During
SAN FRANCISCO. May 15.-(Speclal.)
Many of the baseball heroes of the early
days of the university will play on the
Stanford diamond once more u? the
alumni senior baseball, games, which will
be one of the features of the great de
cennial reunion of the alumni to be held
on the campus during commencement.
The ball game will occur Tuesday morn
ing. May 23.
Among the players will be Chet Murphy,
of Portland. Stanford '00, who was one
of the greatest athletes that ever wore
the cardinal. Other alumni players will
be William McLalne. ''97. the great
pitcher: A. B. C. McGilvray. ex-'Ol. fa
mous as 'varsity fullback and catcher:
George Campbell, 'CM, Stanford's greatest
left-hand pitcher: Otis White. 'SS. one of
the surest outfielders and best hitters of
Stanford: Downing. '93, the best athlete
of the pioneer class; "Home Run" Young,
Stanford's greatest hitter; Jack Shee
han, '55, captain and coach; James L.
Lanagan. 'CO. the famous football and
baseball coach. -
Johnson Wins by One Vole.
CORVALL1S. Or.. 31ay 15. (Special.)
The annual city election was . held here
today. There was an active light over
the Mayoralty, and A. J. Johnson was
elected by one vote over "2. H. Davis. For
tne otner oiilccs, K. urenox was re
elected Police Judge; W. G. Lane, Chief
of Police, and WiMan McLagan, Treas
urer. George Lilly was named fr Cons
dlman In the First Ward: Charles Hat
aad G. A. CoveH In the Secmd. -and
Frank Francises J Ibe Third Ward.
VICTIMS HRE F
Powerful Madman Runs Amuck
in San Diego.
HE IS CRAZED BY DRINKING
No Reason Is Given for the Murder
of Two Men, a Boy and
Woman Ends His Life
VICTIMS . OK MADMAN.
W. P. ROBINSON, window-cleaner,
who ran amuck.
H. W. CHASE, carpenter; shot with
rifle while at work.
HARRY DODDRIDGE, son of Inter
nal Revenue Collector; shot as he opened
door of home.
. MRS. EMMA STEWART, landlady;
shot with rifle In her room; may die.
WILLIAM STEWART, son of land
lady; stabbed at breakfast table.
Mrs. W. H. Doddridee. mother of
Harry DoddrldEe; shot as s-he tried to
-- W. H. Doddridge; Jumped from, second
story of house; Internal injuries.
SAN DIEGO. Cal.. May 15. Armed with
rifle, revblver and dirk. each of which he
used with deadly dexterity, a mad- man
ran amuck in this city today, killing two
men. a boy and a woman, wounding two
other persons, and finally blowing off the
top of his own head and dying within a
Three of the victims lived in the same
house with the slayer- The fourth per
son whom he killed and the two who were
wounded resided half a mile away, and
It was In their house that the maniac took
his own life.
"The man who enacted this ghastly trag
edy was W. P. Robinson, about 40 years
old. of powerful build and some education.
The precise causes which led .him to
wholesale murder -may never be ascer
tained. It Is known, however, thai he
was a heavy drinker, that he was' in
tensely interested "in the Nihilist move
ment in Russia, and thar against two or
three of his victims he fancied some petty
grievance. On the other hand, he is said
to have been ordinarily a good-natured
man and Inclined to bo generous one of
the last persons likely to taKe inc.
General sunDosltion Is that drink and
brooding over Nihilism brought on an at
tack of homicidal mania.
Landlady First Slain.
About S o'clock this morning, Robinson
left his rooms at the corner of Fourth
and A streets, went to the apartment in
the same building occupied by Mrs. Emma
Stewart, the landlady and her son. and
ranned for admission. Mrs. Stewart, upon
' opening the door, was shot through the
! ead by itoomsun, wno nau leveiea
! Kobinson tnen entered tne aimns-room.
where young Stewart, who had been
seated at breakfast, was just rising from
the" table. Robinson attacked him Imme
diately, plunglug- a long knife into his
body close above the heart, the Wade
sinking deep into the chest, again Into
the abdomen. At the second stab, Stew
art sank to the floor with blood pouring
from Ids body In a stream.
Robinson then returned to his, rooms,
reloading his rifle and leaving his knife,
and apparently slipped a revolver Into
his pocket. Leaving his rooms again he
descended to the first floor, a portion
of which is used as a carpenter shop by
H. W. Chase. Chase probably saw Rob
inson enter, but paid no attention to him,
for Robinson approached close to him
and suddenly throwing up his rifle, fired,
th bullet entering Chase's breast close to
thu heart. The third victim apparently
Walks Street With Knire.
From the carpenter shop Robiuson pro
ceeded on his bicycle down Fourth street
for several blocks, through the business
section of the town, with the rifle atlll
in his hand. He went directly to the
house of W. R. Doddridge, Internal Rev
enue Collector, on the northeast corner
of Second and 11. Streets. He left his
wheel at the curb and ran up tho steps
to the front door, carrying his rifle in
one hand and the revolver in the other.
In response to his ring. Harry Doddridge,
son of W. H. Doddridge, and an engineer
at the San Diego Brewery, opened the
door. Robinson immediately raised hi3
revolver and at the crash young Dodd
ridge sank to the floor with a bullet just
above the heart. Death followed before
medical assistance could be summoned.
Mrs. Doddridge, the young man's
mother, hearing the shot and perhaps wit
nessing the tragedy, ran screaming from
the house. Robinson, hearing the screams,
started through the house after the wo
man. As she was crossing the yard the
crazy man caught sight of her and fired,
the bullet striking her in the back. She
fell headlong upon her face In the yard.
W. H. Doddridge, who was in bed on the
second floor when the commotion began,
jumped or fell out of the window, break
ing the bones of his right hand and prob
ably sustaining internal injuries.
Turns Pistol on Himself.
Robinson searched the house for more
people. When ho came, to the room Just
vacated by Doddridge, he climbed upon
the bed and, placing his revolver to his
temple, fired a bullet which tore off the
top of his head.
Mrs. Emma Stewart, the first victim
of the drink-crazed man, was taken at
once to a hospital, where portions "of
the bones splintered by the bullet were
removed. The ball entered the right
cheek, passing through the base of the
brain and emerging at the back of the
head. The woman did not regain con
sciousness, and died shortly after
belnp taken to the hospital. She was
a widow, aged 45, and was highly re
spected by neighbors.
William Stewart, whose death short
ly followed- the shooting of his moth
er, was her only child. He was a news
boy. The first stab ne received just
missed the heart, the second Jn the ab
domen proving1 almost immediately
H. W- Chase, the carpenter, was
about 40 years old, and so far as has
been ascertained had no family.
Bullet Enters Back.
Harry Doddridge, the fourth person at
tacked by Robinson, had an excellent
reputation and was a popular young- man
of 21 years. It is not thought he was
even acquainted with the man who killed
him. His mother has been removed to
hosDltal. The seriousness of her wound
is not yet known. The bullet entered the
back at the base of the spine and may
have penetrated the sacral cavity. She is
44 years old.
W. H. Doddridge, "who was injured .by
falling from the window during the "
actm-ent of the tragedy, is in a serle
condition, and may not recover. Itf it
stated that his back Is broken.
Yesterday for tie first time In the city's
-fctotorv every iele-e-n was closed under MM
j TCw Sunday ordinance.-. As a result rainy
demijohns and bottles, were filled on Sat
urday, and It Is believed that Robiaedn's
insane- acts were committed while la a
condition of frenzy Induced by drink.
Probably he attacked those he 'did at
first because they were at hand. What
led him to proceed eight blocks to the
Doddridge- home Is a mystery. Hte pas
sage along a busy street, carrying a rifle,
was apparently unnoticed, though he
must have passed scores of people be
tween the first outbreak of his homicidal
mania and the final enactment.
Late this afternoon It was thought that
Mrs- Doddridge's wound would prove fa
tal. " The bullet ranged downward and
lodged in her left thigh.
Murderer Made Threats.
Mrs. Stewart, it is said by persons who
knew her. separated from her husband,
who Is believed to be- living In Denver.
Chase. It develops, was married and his
wife I thought to be in Reno, Nev.,
at the present time. Robinson, the mur
derer, has relatives living In Rivervale.
Young Stewart was not only stabbed
twice, but was shot In the heart with the
rifle. His mother was shot twice.
It is now stated that Robinson had been
heard to make threats against Doddridge,
who, he had alleged, had once been en
gaged' In an attempt to nave him sha'ng
haled when he was a sailor. It Is said
also that He had expressed a dislike for
Indorsed Another's Check.
OLYMPIA. Wash., May 15. (Special.)
A- requisition Issued today by Governor
Mead for James H. Crossen. under arrest
In Saginaw. Mich., reveals a story where
a similarity of names led to crime. Cros
sen once lived in Aberdeen, and another
James Crossen lived there also. James
H. moved to South Bend and ordered his
mail forwarded. A letter inclosing a
draft for $500 came to James Crossen, and
was forwarded by mistake to James H.
Crossen. 'The latter indorsed and cashed
the draft, then skipped. He will be
brought back for trial.
LEPER WORKED IK GARDENS
BAN ON BERRIES FROM SECTION
OF BRITISH COLUMBIA.
Chinese Died of the -Disease and
Coroner Insists That the Frnit
Bts Not Sold.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C May 13.
(Special.) There is considerable talk in
this city of having a restriction put on
the sale of strawberries raised In the dis
trict between Port Hammond and "New
Westminster Junction, owing to the- death
of a Chinaman a week ago from leprosy
In that district.
The Chinaman with the dread disease
worked all last year and the previous
year In various strawberry gardens along
the Canadian Pacific Railway, between
Port Hammond and New Westminster
Junction, and at the time of his last af
fliction, which put him out of misery, he
was employed on a strawberry farm at
the "junction. The result, of this disclos
ure has caused a large booking of straw
berries already from other districts, so
as to be sure of the gardens in which
they are raised.
Coroner PIttcndrigh, who held the in
quest, stales that a restriction should be
placed on the sale of these berries.
STOCK OF A DEFUNCT BANK
Washington Supreme Court Refuses
to Force Transfer.
OLYMPIA. Wash.. May 13. (Special.)
Tne Supreme Court today decided
that a National bank In process of
voluntary liquidation cannot be com
pelled to make a transfer of stock on
Its book's amd issue certificates there
from to new subscribers. The point la
one that apparently has never been
passed on before in any state, as tne
attorneys were unable to cite any au
thority on the subject.
The decision is noteworthy in that it
ends one line of litigation which grew
out of the failureof the Scandinavian
American Bank, In Belllngham. This
was one of the H. St. John string of
banks that went to smash (and resulted
in sending St. John to the penitentiary,
from which he was pardoned by Gov
Robert Muir, receiver of the defunct
bank, attempted to show in court that
securities belonging to the bank had
been improperly transferred to the
Fairhaven National Bank, in which St.
John was interested. The court sus
tained an objection to the bringing of
books ihty court, and Muir' attempted
to get access to tnem by purchasing six
shares of stock from an individual
In the meantime the Fairhaven bank
had gone into voluntary liquidation,
and a certificate of stock was refused
Muir. He brought suit to compel the
bank to issue tife stock. The decision
of the Supreme Court is to the effect
that the transaction would be new
business, which the bank Is not au
thorized to do."
Stock may be legally purchased of
a stockholder; but the bank's cogni
zance goes no further than a delivery
of the profits on the shares to the
holder at the end of the bunk's liqui
dation. The decision is a reversal of
the lower court.
VOTE FOR PliENTY OF WATER
Cottage Grove Citizens Will Bond the
City for $20,000.
COTTAGE GROVB. Or.. May Id. The
mains of the city waterworks are so
small that they arc unable to carry suffi
cient supply of water for the needs of the
city. The question of rebondlng the town
for 530.0CO to replace the present four-inch
TODAY IS THE DAY
To Begin Taking Better Care of
When the RUors of the Winter have
Weakened and Depressed your Vitality
And ha Brought in iU Wake the usual
train of COUGHS and COLDS.
Relnvigorate Yourself 'by taking
Which will put Life-Force, directly Into
your Blood and carry It quickly through
every part of the Body. Vitalising: your
Nerves and Bodily Organs.
OsomuUlon la the only Vitalized Emulsion
of Cod IJver OH with Hypophosphltes o
Lime and Soda. Glycerine and GnaUcol.
A. Preventive and Cure for LA GRIPPE.
PNEUMONIA. CONSUMPTION, CATARRH.
TtRONCHITIS. WEAKNESS OT LUN03
AND CHEST. THROAT TROUBLES, aad. a
RECUPERATIVE for those RecoverlBg- from
Said by all Drureitts. Two Sizes g-oz
aad 16-ox. Settle.
A TRIAL BOXTLS TREE
trill be test. by us to any reader f The Ore-
fit in jK Mqsest. eo that sfferrg la every
rsjfe. i Mfei can teatit tar tfcejHielves aad
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X CO- H Tim -St., New. Tptlu
WHY THEfABE HAPPY
TWO jfOTABEE BE007MIES TEOjC
Ktefe4'a 31rs1fc Had. Bern Wmterfbr
ItfM Tnii, Wife a SttJterer from
" My strength, lad dwindled so that I
eoalds'ft apply my self to raj business
-with tsxy su&p but vras tired and listless
all the time," add Mr. Goldstein.
" I weat to bed completely-used up by
my day 'a -work, and when I got tip in
the morning I didn't feci rested & bit. I
had awful headaches too, and my kid
neys got oat of order and caused me io
have uvere pains in the back. At one
time I became so feeble that I. could not
atirfrom bed for three weeks."
Mr. GoldsteiH is a young man and had
then but recently established a home of
his own. His anxieties were increased
by the fact that his wife was far from
being robust. Mrs. Goldstein mjs :
" For two years I had been ill most of
the time. Sometimes I was comflaed to
bed for -weeks ia succession under a phy
sician's care. I had headaches, kidney
trouble, pain about the heart and many
moreBttcomfortable symptoms ton
neoted with that weakness to which my
sex is peculiarly subject."
Trouble had invaded this household
and settled in it in jnst the years that
ought to be the very happiest. Physicians
could not tell them how to get rid of it.
' I was utterly discouraged," said Mr.
Goldstein. "Then the urgency of some
friends led ma to try a blood and nerva
remedy which was said to be wonder
fully successful. Within a month there
were unmistakable signs of improvement
in my condition, and within a year I
was completely well. Through tho use
of Dr. Williams Pink Pills I have now
as good health as lexer had in my life."
Mrs. Goldstein adds : " The wonderful
effect that Dr. Williams' Pink Pills had
in the case of my husband led me to try
them and they helped me even mors
quickly than they did him. One box
made me decidedly better and a few
months' treatment cured me."
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills are the best
tonio and regulator, they make pure,
rich blood and when there is general
-weakness and disorder that is what the
system needs. Mr. and Mrs. H. Goldstein
live ar. 83 Gove street, East Boston, Mass.
Dr. Williams' Pink Pills' are sold by
mains with ten-inch was voted on today
and was carried by a large majority.
The city will also buy a large tract of
land in order to have absolute control of
tne source of water supply. The erection
of a large reservoir is aiso being discussed
with the City Council.
Judge Ross Dissents.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 15. Tlie Cir
cuit Court of Appeals today affirmed
the decision of the lower court in the
decision of the Copper River Timber
Company vs. R. F. McClcllan. Judge
Ross dissented from this affirmation,
giving as his reason that the court be
low refused to hear certain witnesses
that legally should have been . exam
ined. Hops Advanqc iii Liverpool.
SALEM. Or.. May 15. (Special.)
Conrad Krebs received si cablegram
from Liverpool today announcing an
advance of 2 cents in the price offered
for Pacific Coast hops. The quotation
is 30 cents, which Is equal to 27 2-5
to directions Without So&p and
I seethe SMdsitmes-pollofquick
t actirvg and safe cleansing power
X of So&p not withSoao
Some grocers sell Sch3Hng
soneyback; some don't.
They hav their reanag
FOR TOILBT AND BATH
fii,r rtha4 hy acedlcwvrk
akh every stila and loak hopls!y
dirty. Haai Sall removes aot only
Ike dirt, but ato the lessened, lojurei
catkk, and rettons thm fingers tm
tkmit Miurmt baauty.
UOClKS AK2 ORUQCIIST
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