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VOL. XLV.-NO. 13,922.
-PORTILND, OKEGOX, SATURDAY, JULY 22, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTSr
Gunboat's Boilers Ex
plode at San Diego.-
GREW DEAD OR INJURED
Thirty-Nine" Killed, Twice as
BODIES FLUNG HIGH IN AIR
Mishap to One Boiler Causes All to
Blow Up Many Bodies Wedged
in Wreckage Still Sought
by the Rescuers.
RECENT DISASTERS ON AMER
Battleship Misrourl, off Pensacoln,
April 13. 1004, explosion of powder, S3
killed, 5 injured.
Battleship Massachusetts at Phila
delphia December IS, 1004, explosion
In flreroom; 3 killed.- 4 scalded.
Battleship Iowa, 'April S, 1903, ex
plosion of sun; 3 killed, S Injured.
Cruiser Olympia, Norfolk. Va.. Sep
tember 12. 1003, explosion of barrel of
alcohol: 2 killed, several wounded.
Battleship Connecticut. September
October. 1004: tfiree mishaps or at
temps to wreck; no one hurt.
SAX DIE5GO. Cal., July 21. Broken and
blackened, with her flag: flying at half
mast, her hold filled with 15 feet of wa
ter, the United States ship Bennington
lies beached on the shores of San Diego
harbor. Thirty-nine of her crew He dead
at city morgues, the fate of a dozen more
is as yet undetermined, and three score
are stretched upon beds of pain in -various
hospitals. This is the result of the ex
plosion which wrecked the trim little
naval craft and wrought such tinible
havoc among her crew at half-past 10
o'clock this morning.
The placid waters of San Diego Bay
have never before been the scene or sucn
a disaster, and San Diego City has never
before been stirred by such scenes of
death and suffering as those witnessed to
night. Bodies Ranged In Rows.
Twenty-one dead bodies lie ranged with
gruesome precision at Davis & Anderson's
morgue. The stark forms were outlined
in Immaculate winding sheets, the terri
ble results of scalding steam upon the
faces fully hidden beneath the folds.
Thirteen victims were stretched
upon improvised biers at Johnson
& Connell's morgue, while five others
were to be seen at Woolman & Bradley's.
At the two latter places the work of the
explosion was terribly In evidence. The'
face of every victim Is scarred and scald
ed. In many cases almost beyond recogni
tion. At Agnew's Hospital tonight are many
injured, suffering in almost every instance
from scalded bodies. Several are expect
ed to succumb to their injuries before the
night is over.
On board the Bennington the -unharmed
members of the crew are working under
great difficulties to reach the boiler-room
and coal bunkers, where. It is believed, a
dozen bodies are lying wedged in the.
wreckage or submerged In the water
which fills that part of the vessel.
Cause 'Sot Yet Known.
The cause of the. explosion has not yet
been determined. There Is much talk
among the crew, especially the Irrespon-
rible membersv of weakened and leaking
boilers, but until a thorough inspection
of the wrecked boilers can be made no
definite official statement is obtainable.
An examination of the Bennington
above decks did not disclose- any great
aamage. The vessel was covered with
a gray coating, the color of ashes. The
escaping steam carried a gray-colored
mud, which smeared everything, even
the sides of the vessel. There were
broken gangways and displaced ma
chinery of n minor character, but no
serious damage to the main deck was
It was explained by those on board
that the wreckage was all below, but
just how serious this is will be fully
tietermined only after a thorough ex
amination. This cannot be made until
tho water has been pumped out and the
vessel righted. Commander Young: de
clined to make any official statement
for publication. He said, however, to
n reporter this afternoon that he'fce
lieved the disaster was caused by the
explosion of boiler D on the port side
and that boiler B, while not exploring,
has been damaged, allowing the steam
to escape, and added to the horrors of
the catastrophe. , . ..
Lieutenant Vieter Bhfcfe man who
made the perilous trip .jfrWad the bay
of Santiago de Cub a-reported the
presence of CerVera'g stwaron. Is at
tached to tho BeMg-tK. He was not
aboard, however, having "left -Thursday
morning by train , for Mare &iand Hos.
pltal, where It is sail 'he wfil undergo
an operation tot, appettdieftl.
Arrangements' .fir fewryfer the dead
have aot been jrfte4, ..hut It Is
thought nearly, Jf tte all, the
bodies will he lircjl . she military
cemetery en Iiajt I .' ;rei"rvatln
on S&a IMego 8im'mr he sent
to their former homes, should their
families so request.
EXPJLOSIOX WRECKS WARSHIP
Hardly a Meraher or Crew Escapes
Death or Injary.
SAN DIEGO. Cal.. July 2L Twenty
eight dead bodies are lying at morgues,
on piers and on the deck of & ruined ves
sel of the United States Navy, scores of
men are lying grieVously or painfully In
jured In sanitariums and hospitals, and
15 sailors are missing: and probably hare
found death In the waters of the harbor
as the result of an explosion of,a boiler
on board the United States gunboat Ben
nington at 10:10 o'clock this morning.
The following is an official re-lsed list
of the- casualties. The total number
known to be dead so far Is 39.
B. XV. Brown
F. J. Gels
Heat, X". K. Perry.
E. W. Branson.
E. B. Robinson.
J. C Barchu.
TV. C Wilson.
C F. Nelson.
E. B. Ferguson.
L. B. Archer. -"TV.
C. J. Exell.
B. A. Hughes.
A. B. Entel.
A II Scrurre
w. R. JB. Carr.
II. F. Saunders.
1. L. jBnrns.
il. g. Qulnn.
a J. Kuntz.
The seriously wounded number 16, as
W. M. Flckweller. G. T. Clark.
R. A. House. O. H. Hallett.
H F. Saunders. C. teller.
G. A. Toelley. D. R. McCllntock.
F. W. Brown. B. R. Seavey.
J. McManney. G. Hoffman.'
G. Schultz. "W. W. Werthen.
F. W. Snacklette. One unknown man.
The wounded number 55, the following
names having been ascertained:
O. A. Nelson. W. Hofreuter.
Tarlor. L. A. Grles.
A. Starkweather. O. D. Dledrfch.
II. E. Hlse.
E. C. sneparo.
II. X. Stewart.
H. C Dean.
W. M. Taylor.
C. H. Miller.
L. K. StroebeL
F. R. ConnelL
Only two officers were Injured, Lieuten
ant Perry, who afterward died in a hos
pital, and Ensign Leo Eahm. whose right
hand was scalded. Santa's Injuries were
dressed by the ship's surgeon, and he
did not even go to a hospital.
Ensign Lacy was almost suffocated In
the first attempt to Invade the boiler
rooms. He recovered quickly, however,
and resumed duty.
Explodes With Great Roar.
The Bennington at the time of the acci
dent was lying In the tream Just off the
Commercial wharf at the foot of H street.
The warship had received orders from
the Navy Department at Washington to
sail this morning for Port Harford, where
she was to meet the monitor Wyoming
and convey the vessel toMare Island
Navy-Yard. -Steam' -waitfup and every
thing was In readiness for sailing, when
suddenly and without any warning what
ever the rtarboard forward boiler ex
ploded with a deafening roar. The ex
plosion was terrific People standing on
the chore saw a huge cloud of white
steam rise above the Bennington. Col
umns of water were hurled Into the air
and for a distance of nearly twice the
height of' the spars of the vessel.
It was immediately apparent that an
awful disaster of some kind had hap
pened. The ferryboat Ramona was com
ing across the bay at the time of the
accident. Captain Bertelsen, of the Ha
mona. immediately gave orders to chango
the courae of the boat and. Instead of con
tlnuing his trip to the San Diego side of
the bay, hurried to the aid of the stricken
warship. The tug Santa Fe. the -launch
McKinley, the Government launch Gen
eral DeRusjcy and a large number of
other launches and water craft which
were near the scene at the time also
rushed to the assistance of the Benning
ton and endeavored to lend every assist'
By the time the Ramona had arrived,
many of the pallors of the Bennington,
who hd jumped into the bay to escape
the scalding steam, had been rescued, and
the removal of the wounded, which had
already been commenced, was- being con
ducted in perfect order.
Terrihle Scenes on Ship.
At the time of the accident Commander
Lucicn Young and Surgeon A. E. Peck
were on shore. As soon as they learned
of the disaster they hurried to the water
SHIP 18 COMPLETE WRECK.
SAX DIEGO. Cal.. July 2L It was
' learned late tonight that Commander
Younjr had advised the Xavy Depart
ment he believes the Bennington Is a
complete wreck. It Is thoucht that
dlvlnp and lifting apparatus will be
needed to determine the full extent
of the ship's Injuries and It may b
disclosed that the d&mare la much
greater than at first believed.
front, where Cemmander Young Immedi
ately took charge.
Oq board the Bennington were pre
sented terrible scenes. The force of the
explosion had torn a great hole In the
starboard side of the ship and the vessel
was already commencing to list. A. sec
tion of the upper deck was carried away
from stem to stern. Blood and wreck
age were distributed over the entire ship,
the after cabin and the vicinity of the
ship adjacent to the exploded boiler re
Dcmbllng a chamel house. Over It all
hung the great cloud Of white smoke,
which drifted slowly toward the Coro
The new? of the explosion spread over
the city Jlke wildfire. Every physician
who could be reached by telephone was
called to the water front. Within a com
paratively short time nearly a dozen phy
ridans were on the scene and attending
Bodies Flung High la Air.
A do sen or 35 were blown overboard by
the force of the terrific explosion. Cap
tain Wentworth, who was looking at tae
Bennington when the disaster occurred,
says he saw human bodies hurled over a
hundred feet -upward. The air was black
with smoke, which enveloped the skip.
When It cleared away, only a few en
Cei4ed e Fifth Face.)
IN MINING GiP
New and Old Companies Strug
gle for Water and Min-.
SIX MEN ALREADY SHOT
Cornucopia and Mayflower Em
ployes Arm ThcmsclTcs and on
Two Occaskms jcch&Bge
BAKER Cm". Or.. Jnlxr a rSrvnl
This city Is greatly disturbed and'Cor-
sucopia intensely excited ovpr a riotous
and bloody contest now In progress In the
celebrated mining district in the north
eastern part of this county.
The particulars are meager, but
the fact that six men have already been
shot and that two battles have occurred
Is sufficient to cause apprehension that
unless the authorities do not soon step
In and stop bloodshed a crime of no small
proportions will startle this whole com
munity. The names of only one of the wounded
participants has been obtained. Valentine
Laubenheimer. He was shot twice. There
are three others of the Cornucopia side
and two reported and perhaps more from
the Mayflower side.
Sheriff 'Brown started from here at S
o'clock to get to the scene of the troublo
as soon as possible. Cclonel Emmet Cal
lahan, the attorney tor the Cornucopia
Company, will follow soon, accompanied
by two prominent physicians from this
The fight which took place last night
was over a road. The conflict today was
over 'a water flume. The fighters number
shout a dozen men on each side. They
are all well armed and prepared to re
sist to the last.
Pierre Humbert represents the old
Cornucopia or Union-Companion group
of mines and George Boggs the Mayflower
side. They are both on the ground. The
Sheriff of this county has been notified
by the party represented by Mr. Hum
bert, so Colonel Callahan says, that unless
the constituted authorities protect the
old company In their rights they will
look after .thelnlatoreets- themselves.
The quarrel Us-ariren over rights
and water rights claimed by both sides.
The Humbert faction claims that Boggs
has recently located water and torn up
flumes that have been owned and used
by the old Cornucopia mines for the last
20 years. About the same claims have
been made about the road. The fact that
both parties have been anticipating
trouble is evidenced by the preparations
which have been going on for some time.
Firearms and weapons of offense and
defense have been shipped in for sev
eral weeks past
story; op oxe fight.
Open. Battle for Possession of Old-
BAKER CITY. Or.. July 22. Superin
tendent John A. Wilson, of the May
flower mine, arrived from Cornucopia
at midnight last night, and gives the
owing account of the batU.e up to
e time he left there at 11 o clock Frl
Humbert and his men lay In wait
ong the disputed road for Boggs and
parts, who were known to be com
Into the mine. Boggs had with him
son and three colleagues of New
ork. as guests. The road has been
SAN FRANCISCO. July 21. The Bcn<on U a sUter ship f of the .Torktmrm sad Um Concord, bavlsr U mum dJneastoas.
tcsnrre. speed aa annazaeat. She hu a lestx of SM feet: bre4tX 36 feet; xyeca -t!rr, 14 feet; aisyteecaMet. 1719 toes: s?ee4.
HLS ktfota. derived from esxtats of 3M l4Wst4 fexasewcr. Sfce fca a Wterr oZ Kx rtx-laca rSAe sea elcfci rsa M smaller
caliber. T&e Senai&stea takes rack assaf; Um eSlcteat IKil craters eeels-W for special cctr is staUsw water,
eel's keel was laid la 1SGS aad efce cart t9,Mt. Her aerasal eiliaut b IS oSJcei aaa 181 ssea.
The Beaslsctoa Itft thl peft sot
saue from te HawaUta port as4 west te-8a JXefc srrtrter acre es TeiSMtir 11. Wm sm satlee fron Hoseiahi atw
was under orders to so to Sa XMeco. ut ttl.Sr kakrs -rK eeol. Umt yroced to ?uuh, -srbera see w t take
tbe ?lee of the monitor Wj-ojEtax. wfcica. alr4r 7m4 saSe aerlftwsif. ar-at Saa Dtesa. dropped ocm t W pre
peUers er Port Harford ana Wcatse atest liissi niiiili. 8M ker war. to a sfeeMerca core at Pert Barters atrf'tae
Beaalactoa sailer orders to ro to tie wtlMaw'tC 'tht MaMti'-awBtar aaa'tew her to 'tfcto sect. It was exietee that
the EKafcea vev2 sail on bar erVa ts-Aar. - - . -
In use as a public road for 15 years
and has never been disputed In this
section. Humbert's men shot young
Paige, of PefiBsylrania, In the heel,
and In turn the Boggs crowd fired
shots at and wounded soma of the
Humbert men. At 11 o'clock yesterday
It was reported to.WJ.lson that ope of
the enemy had been wdunsed. and Wil
son states that Mr. Boggs and his party
were strictly on the defensive. The
last information received by any one
here was that three men had been ser
iously wounded. A man by the name
of Lobenhelmer did the shooting on
Humbert's side, and he received two
shots In return. Circuit Judge Sam
White Issued "John,, Doe warrants to
Sheriff Brown, who left with deputies
early in the evening, before the ar
rival of Wilson.
SiGSBEE'S FLEET IS" NEAR
Wireless Message Announces Ap
proach of Paul Jones Bones. -
NORFOLK, Va July IL The Cape
Henry Wireless station tonight reported
Admiral Sigsbee's fleet ISO miles out and
It is expected that the fleet win not ar
rive until tomorrr"- morning.
NEWPORT, R. L, July 21. The
squadron of warships under command
of R ear-Admiral Slgabee, which Is
bringing to this country from France
the body of John Paul Jones, was
spoken by wireless telegraph early to
day. The following-' 3 Maase -was re
ceived at the Government torpedo sta
"Will arrive at Chesapeake Capes
Saturday morning If weather contin
ues favorable. No Incidents on passage-'
This message was sent through the
Nantucket Shoals Lisbtshlp. which the
squadron passed daring the night.
NORFOLK. Va., July n. The com
mandant's office at the Norfolk navy
yard reported at 11:15 o'clock this morn
ing that Admiral Slgsbee and fleet, bear
ing the body of Admiral John Paul Jones,
was in communication with the Cape Hen
ry wireless telegraph station. The report
stated that the North Atlantic battleship
squadron. In two divisions, under Ad
mirals Evans and Davis, which went to
sea to meet the fleet bearing the body
of Admiral Jones, was close to Admiral
AVOIDS GREAT DISASTER
Steamer Strikes Rock and Runs
Aground Where Slocum Sank.'
NEW YORK. July H. The excursion
steamer Slrlus was deliberately run
aground off North Brother Island today
to avoid a panic among her 1CC0 passen
gers and a possible repetition of the Slo
The Slrlus, carrying a Sunday school pic
nic party, stove In her side on a rock, near
the very spot where tho Slocum burned
last year. Although Captain Pearce did
not believe the ship would sink, he ran
her aground with all possible dispatch and
landed his passengers with the aid of
Another boat took the excursionists to
their picnic grounds. f
WHOLE TOWN WASHED OUT
Cloudburst Sends Flood Down on
LOUISVILLE, Ky.. July 2L George
town. Ind.. a town 12 miles west of New
Albany, on the Southern Railway, was
almost washed away today by a cloud
burst. Little Indian Creek, which runs
near the town, became a torrent, and, ris
ing out of Its banks, spread over the sur
rounding country, doing much damage.
So far as can be learned, no lives were
Keg Dropped on Head.
PASCO. Wasiu. July 21. (Special.)
An unknown roan, who has been mend
ing sewing machines about town for a
day. is lying- at the point of death near
the Northern Pacific icehouse as a re
sult of a crushed skull. He was sitting-
under the long: gangway of the
Icehou?e when some Italians, who are
here In the employ of the Northern Pa
cific, were passing away time by pick
ing a beer keg along the gangway. It
'dropped off on the man's head. Dr.
Palllster, of Kennewlck. is In attend
ance and everything Is being done, but
the Injury 1s fatal and the man will die
within a few hours.
II. S. GUNBOAT BENNINGTON
WHICH WAS, SCENE OF DISASTER AT
Utrt xMKlfe ace aaa weat to KaaoreKi u
SHOOTS TO SAVE
Louie Feraris Slays Carlo Bor
rranto at Fourth and
SLAYER IS SOON CAPTURED
Rohert 'Church, Government
ploye, Holds Assassin Until Ar
rival of Police at Scene
of 'the Crime.
Louie Feraris. an Italian, aged 24
years, shot Carlo Bornanto. another
Italian, aged 33 years, five times' at
8:45 o'clock last night at Fourth and
Sheridan streets. Feraris was cap-
i tured and Is confined in the City Jail;
Bornanto died at St. Vincent's Hospital
at 1 o'clock this morning:.
Behind the shooting Is a brother's
desperate attempt to save a young sis
ter from shame and outrage. Accord
ing: to the story told by Feraris
through an Interpreter to Detectives
Snow and Kerrigan, and substantiated
In part by others of the Italian colony.
Bornanto and another Italian whose
name Is at present unknown by the au
tborties Induced the young sister of
Feraris to enter a certain house in
Little Italy and there attempted to as
sault her. Feraris arrived on the scene,
rescued his sister and took her home.
Bornanto made threats at the time that
he would kill Feraris if he came between
his slater and the two men again.
Last night at S o'clock Bornanto.
fwho lives at 65S Sixth street, went to
the home of Feraris at 656 lxtb street,
next door. And demanded that Ferari
come out and fight. He exhibited, a
knife, and Feraris locked the door or
the dwelling and refused to have anv
thlng to do with the man. Bornanto
was intoxicated at the time, according
to Italians questioned by the police on
the scene of the shootlrtsr.
After making; quite a disturbance.
Bornanto went away from the house.
and half an hour later Feraris put on
his -coat and started down town. At
Fourth and Sheridan he came face to
face with Bornanto. who advanced
toward him and endeavored to begin a
quarrel; Feraris. nor caring- to have
trouble, bejran. to walk away, go Ins:
toward the street-car line. He had not
taken a dozen steps when Bornanto
with an oath drew a knife and started
toward Feraris on a run. Feraris
drew a revolver and fired six times.
five of the shots taking: effect in Bor-
nanto's body. The victim fell at the
adge of tho aldowalk.
Slayer Is Captured.
The shots attracted the attention of
several hundred people in the vicinity.
After firing, Feraris ejected the cart
ridges from his revolver and. putting
the weapon in his pocket, began run
ning down Sheridan street toward
Third. A dozen Italians started to run
At Third and Sheridan was standing
Robert Church, who is attached to tho
Customs-House in the Immigration
service. He had seen the shootinc and
Feraris flight. He ran toward the
fleeing man to capture him. Feraris
nulled the revolver from his pocket and
made an Ineffectual attempt to reload
tbn w eat) on. but before he could do so
Church was upon him and threw him
to the sround. Citizens rushed to
Church's assistance and held Feraris
until the arrival of the police.
Immediately after the shooting; was
scatloa skip at tit pert.
Os J air T
reDortad to nollce headquarters a oatrol
wagon, in charge of Driver Isaacs. De
tection Snow and Officer Evans. wa
sent to the scene. The wagon was
stopped at Fourth and Sheridan, whera
Bornanto was placed upon a-stretcner
and preparations made for the triojo
St, Vincent's" Hospital. Detective Snow
and Officer Evans ran down the block
to where Church was havins a hard
time detaining Feraris. ' The Italian
was secured and brought back to th
patrol wagon. Here he was led pas
Bornanto's body, and when hesaw his
victim Feraris almost fainted and be-.
Ban Jo scream that he did not want
Bornanto to die. The wounded man
was removed to the hosnltal and Fer
aris taken to the station on a street
At the station Feraris broke ".town
again- An interpreter was obtained,
and through him the police got Feraris
side of the story. Officers were at once
dispatched to see if the knife supposed
to have been used by Bornanto could
be found- Between sobs. Feraris de
clared to the Interpreter that he had
fired at Bornanto In self-defense and
In defense of his sister's honor. He
frequently expressed the hope that his
victim would not die. and declared
until this trouble had commenced he
and Bornanto had been as brothers,
llvlnsr in adjoining houses in perfect
At St. Vincent's Hospital, Bornanto
was Immediately placed on the operating-table.
He had been struck in
Ave places. A bullet had pierced the
right lung, another had passed through
the pit of the stomach, a third had
broken the right wrist, and the fourth
and fifth were lodged in the groin.
Blood was spurting from the two
wounds in the man's breast. The house
surgeons declared immediately that It
was Impossible for the wounded man
The gun with which th shootinc
was done is a 3S-callber weapon of the
hammerless pattern. It was practical
ly new, and was oiled and ready for
instant use. - Feraris explained last
night that since the affair of a. few-
days ago he had been expecting: trouble
with Bornanto, and had prepared to
defend himself. Bornanto is much
larger and stronger than Feraris.
When the latter was searched at the
central station five extra cartridges
and $101 In money was found In his
pockets. Both are laborers and neither
Is married. They have been In Port
land for years and are well known
among- the Italians of South Portland.
BOMB THROWN AT SULTAN
Several of Suite Killed, hut He
BRUSSELS. July 21. A. telegram to
tbe Petit Bleu from Constantinople says
"Durina: the selemllk here .today a
bomb- was -exploded intisS' courtyard off
the mosqUe, close to the Sultan. His
Majesty was not injured, but several
members of his suite were killed or
wounded. Several arrests have been
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
TESTERDATS Maximum temperature, 88
deg.: minimum. 61. Precipitation, none.
TODAY'S Partly cloudy with possibly show
ers. Cooler. -Westerly winds.
War la the Par East.
Text of Chinese note on peace conference.
Many Russians surrender on Sakhalin.
Japanese capture Russian defenses with sev
eral guns. Page S.
Balfour will call election for Parliament ia
October. P&ge 3.
Stormy times expected in Morocco confer
ence. Page 3.
Bomb thrown at Sultan of Turkey. Pago L
Canal Commlfsfon calls for bids for supply
ing labor. Page 4.
Another batch of indictments' against Mil
waukee grafters. Page 2.
State Treasurer of Kansas will be ousted.
Terrible explosion on gunboat Bennington
kills 39 of crew, injuries all others and
wrecks vessel. Page 1.
Murderer sentenced to be hanged 23 years
ago found alive In Illinois penitentiary.
Six men shot in fight for water rights in
mining camp. Page I.
Thlrteerf-year-old boy first 'up Mount Rain
ier. Page 6. - .
Norman "Williams hangs. Page 6.
Collins calls international questions into ex
tradition proceedings. Page 8. '
.HoriethJoves tracked through 12 counties.
. Commercial sad Marine.
Trult Jobbers pressed to fill orders by strong
demand. Page 15.
Black rust in wheat causes bulge la East
ern markets. Page IS.
Active speculation In Son Francisco grain
market. Page 13.
New York stock market apathetic Page 15.
Trade reviews show heat has checked dis
tributive activity. Page 15.
Steamer Valencia will call here regularly for
passengers. Page 5.
Tlrst of many Portland-Japan cattle ship
ments -oa Aragoafa. Page 5.
Race meet bsm at Irrlngton today. Page 12.
Smasatag games of tennis ar played. Page T.
Tigers defeat Qtants by score of 2 to 0.
Brltt gets decision over Sullivan In one-sided
SgkU Page T. i
EagllcK beat Americana in contest for tennis
trashy. Pax 7.
Lewis sad Clark ZxpeskieH.
ActesWoaa. 26,849. Page 11.
German-American arraaga- for great oaager-
fett. Page II- ,
fVasfclsgton 9aakers close ' their session.
Portlasd sad VlcJslty.
Jury selected for second trial of WHUimsen
case,, -wales begtea today. Page 2. -
Ju4ga Truer will decide this afteraoea
waether Trail saoald be, opeaed Sundays.
Se-oeewiTes cumilaia of soot- from sawdast
barstd la street railway's power plaSt,
Cefifeteac et Charities sad Correct loa el sets
RatBbt Wise a vice ereaUeat. Page 11.
Jaage Caaaerea. seta eases oi scalpers far trial.
XjmU Kerarts fatally wouads Carlo araaate.
Srlitiaet eettrtsses foUvered. before tfee Cfea-
Uwt. Pare 11.
Tm .girls ataewaed. ia jtreaaa oa SaHrlns' 2
aaa. Tae 9.
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Biggs Face Charges,
MANY JURORS ARE EXCUSED
Judge De Haven Denies Will
iamson Separate Trial.
VENIRE ALMOST EXHAUSTED '
Indictment Against W. X. Jones,
Thad. S. Potter et al. Is Dis
missed and Xevr Grand
Jury Will Consider,
THE SECOND JUKI'.
Jatnes Green, farmer. Sweat Some.
L. A. Rose, farmer. Phoenix, Jack
R. B. Collins, farmer, Hlllsboro,
TV. "W. Scott, clerk, CreaweU, Lans
Roy W. Porter, blacksmith, Oregon
City, Clackamas County.
John Mock, farmer. University Park,
S. A. Tharp. farmer, Monroe, Benton
Henry Keens, farmer, Aumsvllle.
J. P. Lewis, merchant. Cottage Grove,
"W. D. Barcley, stockman. Benton.
George Kirk, farmer, Eugene. Lane
M. S. Adams, carpenter, Dayton. Lane
Twelve men were selected yesterday
morning out of 3S answering: to the call
ot the clerk of the Federal Court, to
whem will he given what has prdved to
be-the difficult task of deciding the guilt"1
or Innocence of Williamson. G saner and
Biggs. In their second hearing, which com
menced yesterday- When the last man
of the 12 was accepted by the Government
there remained but one name in the jury
The 'Jury was finally selected at a few
minutes before 1 o'clock. Judge De Haven
having determined to fill the panel before
allowing a recesa. and therefore holding
court from 10 until 1 o'clock. Court was
then adjourned until this morning at 10
o'clock, when a half day's session will be
held and the technical points disposed of
prior to the real commencement of the
trial. The second body of 12 chosen to
pass upon the guilt or Innocence of the
three men who are now facing for the
second time in a month the ' indictment
charging- them with conspiracy to suborn
perjury is an Intelligent collection of men.
and one that, to all appearances, will give
a fair and impartial consideration to all
the points of evidence and testimony- that
may be produced either by the Govern
ment or by the defense.
Upon the opening of court yesterday
morning Judge Bennett asked in behalf
ot Mr. Williamson that a separate trial be
granted his client, but the court over
ruled the motion and ordered that the
three men be tried at the same time, as
In the previous hearing.
Jones Indictment Dismissed.
At the conclusion of the morning session
District .Attorney Heney dismissed the
case against Willard X Jones, Thaddeus
Potter et al., owing to a defect In the in
dictment. This case, which is one of con
spiracy, will bo taken up once more. In all
probability, by a new grand Jury yet to be
called, and a new Indictment will proba
bly be returned.
In the selection of the Jury yesterday
morning, A. H. Devers, of PostlandV was
the first man called and the first ex
cused. He was permitted to go by the
court, having formed a previous opinion.
Jamea Green, of Sweet Home, Linn
County, was the first man accepted, helng
ln good favor with both the defense and
Charles E. Rumelin, of Portland, re
gretted to say that he had formed an opin
ion, and was excused by the Government.
IV. A. Rose, of PhoenlxC Jackson County,
a farmer, had no prejudice, and was accepted.-
H. EL Tanner, of Salem, was challenged
peremptorily by tbe Government, after y
he had been accepted by the defensaA
Tanner, In answer to the questions of tha
Government, stated that he did not know
Sam Richardson, a lawyer of Salem, who
was with the attorneys for the defense,
and also that he was unacquainted with
LBlager Hermann, or S. B. Ormahy.
W. H. Mattoon, of viola, Oackanaas
County, was accepted by the defease and
challenged peremptorily by the Govern-
ment. He was first challenged for cause,
but convinced the court that he had- -no
unchangeable opinion, upon wbteh 3r.
Heney excused him.
T. M- Jack, of Brownsville, a laborer fec
tfae Southern Pacific, bad f orcaed as opin
ion, and was excused by the cesrt.
Vit Bursholzter. of Washington, Coun
ty, a. Eaallcarrier for the Govern at&Bt, was
excused by tfee court. x
Reads War News aad Sports.
R. b. Col Has. of HWehero. Wasfetegtoa
County, was the third Jror chonea. '
Asked if he had read et the case ia the.
papers, the Jwor stated that he slated
ta keep abreast of the Jtuaso Jwpawose-y
war, to digest the ssjortias page ad to .
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