Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, September 16, 1905, Page 14, Image 14

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Government Will Conclude Its
. Testimony Early This
Seeks Ip Shatter the Contention ol
"Williamson's Defense by the
. Evidence Which It- Has
Jnst Introduced.
The third trial of the Wllllamson-Blggs-Gemer
case is nearlng its end. This
monetae one more hour will bring: to a
ctose the presentation of the Govern
ment's ovldonce. and the conduct of the
balf of the case will be placed in the
2a4s of the attorneys for the defense.
Monday may sec the commencement ot
argument, and In all probability the Jury
wtH fee given the consideration of the
gwttt or innocence of the defendants by
Tnecday noon.
Yesterday was a dull day from the
standpoint of the spectators who waited
to near the testimony given by the last
remaining few of the Government wit
nesses. The stories told, however, were
of importance and brought the defense
more and more into the influence of the
onnrgeg inodo in the indictment.
Contention of Defense "Weakened.
The contention of the defense that the
oaUlemen and the sheepmen in the vicin
ity of Prineville were at war in 1902 and
tnm it was on this account the defend
ant wished to secure control of the
range was weakened and damaged by the
evidence of Paul Frank, a camptender for
the itneep nrm of Morrow & Keenan, and
by tne story told by W. F. Elliott, who
tree in the cattle business in Crook
Comity in The testimony of J. P.
iMcae, ox-Registor of The Dalles Land
Office, drew Williamson into the net still
more closely when he said that the de
fendant had told him during the early
Snntxner of 3302 that he and his wife
woatd Sic on timber claims in a Short
time; that a large number of Prineville
people would Also file, and that Gesner
-would send the money to. cover the fees.
Lucas stated that Williamson had tola
him the firm "had to protect its range
and stock."
Pant Frank, the camptender, testified to
having made an agreement with the men
in . the employ of the Williamson Sheep
Company concerning the use of the range.
Line had been drawn and range allotted.
Disputes had arisen over the use of cer
tain sections upon which there were
apings, and many of these springs had
neea claimed by the rival firm on account
of the water.
W. F. Elliott's Testimony.
W. F. Elliott followed Frank upon
Ue witness stand and told of his asso
ciation with the defendants. Ho had
been in the cattle business in 1902 and
Imd been on friondly terms with Ges
ner and with Williamson. He and Ges
ner had used the name land in grazing
tnelr flocks and herds and during this
time he had a conversation with Ges
ner in which the latter had urged him
to loaee a number of road sections in
order to gain control of the range and
keep other stock out of the country.
Stifott had declined to do this on ac
count of having as much land as the
elze of his business would justify.
Tne witness did not remember of
there being a "dead line' established
In the country around Prineville. He
said that in 1904 Morrow and Keenan
nad head of sheep killed upon the
land at that time in dispute between
tnera and Williamson and Gesner and
the first firm, ua a consequence had
abandoned that part of the country.
Williamson and Gesner had secured the
land which had been controlled up to
that time by the other firm.
Siliott further testified that the cat
tlemen of the country were on friendly
terms with the firm of Williamson &
Gesner, and that they paid as much at
tention to the binding force of a lease
to road land as to the title gained
from the Government for timber
claims. The cattlemen were in the
habit of letting their stock run as they
willed. C. E. S. Wood, the agent for the
"Wagon Road Company, testified con
cerning the leases given to William
son and Gesner and his company.
Purpose of Testimony.
By this testimony the Government
intend to shatter the contention of
the defense that the lands acquired, or
attempted to be acquired through tim
boriand entries, were needed to protect
their flocks from the raids of the cat
tlemen. It will be shown, or argued that
It was Morrow and Keenan the plan
wan directed against
During the forenoon J. M. Keeney,
agent of the Shanlko stage line, and P.
B. Pelntdexter, the proprietor of the
Prineville Hotel, by their testimony es
tablished the fact that Mr. Williamson
was in Prineville in April. June and
July, of 1962. This is the time during
which the Government alleges the con
spiracy was formulated and put in ac
tion. Miss Anna M. Lang. Receiver of
the Land Office at The Dalles, Identi
fied the doouments entered by the Gov
ernment as evidence during the trial
of the case.
Judge Brndshaw for Defense.
Judge Bradshaw, of The Dalles, was
put upon the stand, by the defense to
testify concerning the good names and
reputations of the defendants.' It was
necessary for the witness to return to
his home to preside over the sessions
of the Circuit Court in the Seventh
district and Mr. Honey made no ob
jection to his testimony being given
before the close of the Government's
Mr. Heney announced that the prose
cution would be able to finish its case
within an 'hour this morning and
Judge Hunt adjourned the session until
9:30 o'clock.
Ifoad of Produce Delivered by
Steamer at Cclilo.
The first load of produce to be hauled
over the Portage Road was received at
Celllo yesterday when the steamer -Columbia
reached that place from Lewis
ton with 300 sacks of wheat, together with
other commodities. The first shipment
for up-river points will be a consignment
of groceries, which will leave Celilo to
day. W. J. - Turner, a member of the Open
River Association, Is now in the city to
confer with the local members of the as
sociation regarding boats to be placed In
service on the upper river.
Christian Endeavor Institute.
Christian JEndeavorers of the Northwest
held the last meeting of their, institute
yesterday morning in the First Congre
gational Church. Von Ogden Vogt. of
Boston, who has been the principal speak
er before the institute, made an address
upon "The Work of the Local Union."
This organization, which is an alliance
between the Endeavorers of all the
churches of the city, should have a four
fold purpose, according to Mr. Vogt. It
should act as a clearing-house for all
societies: it should foster complete spirit
ual harmony between the denominations,
and should hold frequent meetings to
keep all members In close touch with
the work.
Carl Reeves, of Seattle, called atten
tion to the missionary field as presenting
opportunities for careers of great use
fulness, and urged his hearers to take
a personal Interest In this movement.
The meeting closed with a talk upon
"Junior Work," by Mrs. A. H. Burkholder,
of Portland, who said that the best
way to solve the problem of getting young
people into the church: was to get them
to take an Interest in the Junior En
leaver while they were children.
The institution adopted resolutions en
dorsing the project to levy an assessment
of 25 cents upon each Endeavorer In" the
United States for the purpose of raising
a fund to build a permanent home for the
Mr. Vogt, who Is largely responsible for
the success of the institute, left last night
for California, where he will participate
in similar gatherings at San Francisco,
Los Angeles, Berkeley and Sacramento.
Returning to Oregon, he will address an
Institute at Grant's Pass, which holds
its first cession October 2.
Must Suffer Penalty of the Law on
a Charge of Petty
Andrew Hamilton, who conducted a
matrimonial agency which he called the
Inters tat o Introducing Society, was tried
and convicted in Judge Sears Court yes
terday of swindling W. V. Toung, one of
his partners, and unless he succeeds In
getting off with a fine, he will have to
spend some time as a member of the
rock-pilo gang.
Hamilton is a large, finely-built man,
of distinguished bearing, with a huge
head of black hair, cut pompadour style.
He possesses some education, and made a
good witness in his own behalf.
The evidence adduced disclosed that on
March 1L 1905, Hamilton sold a one-half
interest in his business to A. J. Cochran,
receiving 1200 cash and a promise of $103
additional. On June 11, Hamilton sold a
half Interest to M. V. Toung for $350. of
which JIM was paid In cash, and on June
29, Hamilton sold all of the matrimonial
agency to D. A. Brakeman for $700, of
which $525 was paid down.
At this time Cochran and Toung still
each owned a one-half interest, Hamilton
gave young $50, and Cochran nothing.
Young figured out that on a basis of set
tlement Hamilton owed him $65.50, and as
Hamilton did not pay. he caused his ar
rest. Miss Munkers, a stenographer, who
wrote letters to Brakeman, who was In
Seattle, advising htm to Invest, also holds
a claim against Hamilton. The Jury, in
Its verdict, reduced the amount stolen to
$31, making the offenso petit larceny, and
thus saving Hamilton from a peniten
tiary sentence.
Hamilton testified that Cochran ob
tained a wife through the agency, who
was well off. but afterwards injured the
reputation of the society by giving an in
terview Jo the newspapers, and having
his picture printed. Other witnesses tes
tified that Hamilton made an entirely
different statement to the effect that this
wedding was a benefit, and secured 69
new members to the society. The mem
bership fee is 35, and a matrimonial regis
ter, published by Hamilton, showed busi
ness to be very prosperous. Hamilton
stated that after his marriage Cochran
Informed him he had all he could do to
attend to his wife's property, and was
satisfied to call It square. Cochran de
nied this, testifying that Collins still
owed him.
Brakeman did not obtain a wealthy
bride through the agency, but had the
pleasure of making the acquaintance of
Misses Chapman and Maynard and taking
them to dinner and the Exposition.
Brakeman, at the present time, is pre
sumed to be the sole manager and pro
prietor of the Introducing Society.
"Word Would Recover for Snms Paid
Guards In Gambling-Houses.
To recover $S55 expended In suppressing
gambling. Sheriff Word yesterday filed
suit against Multnomah County. The
County Court, when the bill was present
ed several months ago; refused to pay It.
Judge Webster deciding that there was
no law authorizing the payment of such
a bill. The principal item is the salary
paid Jasper Fuller for acting as a guard
in the Warwick Club, which the Sheriff
closed and took possession of. so as to
put a stop to poolsclling. Other bills are
for guards who served In the Portland
Club. Paris House, and Little Paris.
Henry E. McGinn, the attorney, who
prepared the complaint, states in that
document that the favorite defense of the
gambling-house keepers when on trial
was that they were not proprietors, and
they introduced false and perjured testi
mony, and forged bills of sale to win the
cases. In consequence it is alleged the
Sheriff found It necessary to adopt sum
mary measures or fail to close the places;
so he placed guards In the premises and
kept them there until he received assur
ances that they would obey the law. It
is further stated In the complaint that
the amount realized from gambling cases
in the way of fines amounted to $7000.
File Incorporation Articles.
Articles of incorporation of London's
Clothing Company were filed In the Coun
ty Clerk's office yesterday by Gus A.
Lowit, Charles Wright and N. D. Simon.
Capital stock, $25,000. The objects are to
manufacture and deal In clothing, etc
Incorporation articles of the Lewlston
Sweetwater Irrigation Company were
filed yesterday by W. F. Burrell, James
Bryden and E. L. Thompson; capital
stock, $150,000. The objects announced are
to irrigate lands in Idaho, build ditches,
flumes, etc
Incorporation articles of the Lewlrton
Land & Water Company were filed yes
terday by R. W. Montague, H. L. Powers
and J. L. Hartroan; capital stock, $200,000.
The objects are to hold lands, operate
canals,, ditches, etc.
Pleads Guilty to Theft.
Frank J. O'Connor pleaded guilty before
Judge George yesterday to a charge of
stealing $15 and a gold watch valued at
$50 In the Ross House. The property be
longed to Leroy Berry. Judge George
has not yet pronounced sentence.
Snes for Goods Sold.
The Ames Mercantile Company has sued
Daniel Grant &. Co. In the State Circuit
Court to recover 121 for goods sold by
Paul Brant.
Holders of certain Lewis and Clark tick
ets are entitled to 16-day one-fare tickets
on the Southern Pacific as far south as
Ashland. Particulars by asking at Third
and Washington streets, Portland.
Tor those who are nervous and run
down Hood's Sarsaparilla is tbs Meal
feulldlnx-UD medlcls.
Judge Frazer Grants Many
Decrees of Divorcer
Cruel Treatment and Desertion Are
the Chief Grounds Upon "Which
Legal Separations Are
Asked for In Court.
Judge Frazler presided over the divorce
court yesterday, and granted decrees of
legal separation In 12 cases. Cruel treat
ment was the main cause, and desertion
was next In order. The plaintiffs were
all women except In two cases.
Margaret Macdonald testified that she
was married to Fred D. Macdonald at
Vancouver, Wash., in September, 1E97.
They have three children, the oldest 5
years and the youngest 2 months. Mrs.
Macdonald stated that Macdonald had
abused her for the past six years, and se
verely assaulted her soon after the birth
of the last child, and she was compelled
to have him arresjed and locked up.
Mary Funk was divorced from George
R. Funk, ex-Deputy County Clerk and
Deputy Assessor. Mrs. Funk testified that
her husband associated with another
woman, at Montavilla, where they resided,
and caused a great scandal in the neigh
borhood. The plaintiff further stated that
Funk treated her Bhamefully, and once
threatened to draw a revolver upon her.
A son of the litigants, 14 years old. cor
roborated the statements of his mother,
and there were other witnesses.
Because of Neglect.
John Warner, a tinner, has neglected
Wk irtr and four children for the past
four years, according to the testimony
of his wife. Nettle Warner. She admlttedX
that -for some time he provided partial
support, but afterwards did little for them.
8he took in sewing, and finally, when the
burden became too great for her, told him
to take the children, which he did. She
said efforts at reconciliation failed, be
cause he stated she could not have con
fidence in him. He formerly drank and
associated with other women. The dlvorco
was granted.
Marie Miller, an attractive young wom
an, testified that her husband, Thomas
Miller, who works on an ice wagon, in
September, 1904. one month after their
marriage, beat her. and marked her face,
and beat her several times subsequently.
Judge Frazer took occasion to remark
that the whipping-post would fit a case
of thu vind. Mrs. Mary Pulley testified
that Miller came to her home looking for
his wife, and said he intended to snoot
hnr Khi endeavored to dissuade him from
his purpose. The decree was allowed, and
the maiden name oi tne piainun.. xocsc,
was restored to her.
Charles Rhodes, according to the story
told by his wife. Ida Rhodes, refused to
work, and she had to go to her mother
for assistance. He threatened to kill her,
and she caused his arrost. On one occa
sion he abused her on the street in the
preserice of a large crowd of people. They
were married in September, 1303. and have
one child, in the care of the mother. Judge
Frazer granted tht divorce.
Drunkenness a Cause.
Delia Earl, who was married to T. C.
Earl In Portland, in May. 1SSS, was grant
ed a divorce because of drunkenness and
cruelty. They have four children, and
the youngest child Is with the plaintiff.
Minnie Turney was divorced from Frank
Turney because of desertion beginning in
October. 1900. They were married in Ore
gon City in 1S37. There is one child 5
years old, in the custody of its mother.
Mrs. Turney was allowed to resume her
former name Huffman.
t RtrirVv was dven his freedom
from Jennie Swirsky on statutory grounds.
They were married several monins ago.
Amanda E. Mowery was divorced from
Abraham Mowery because of desertion
beginning in Boyd, Wasco County, in 1$0.
They were "married in 1SS2.
lnfldelltv and desertion, a
divorce was granted to Mary B. Christner
from Jacob Christner.
Ruth Elliott, who was married to Er
nest Elliott in Medford In June 14. 1E99,
was granted a divorce on account of de
sertion commencing In October, 1903. and
awarded the custody of a minor child.
A dlvore wasgranted to Jacobine Grohs
from Christian E. Grohs because of cruel
treatment. They were married June 21.
lS84,nd have six children, the oldest 18
years, and the youngest 3 months. Mrs.
Grohs was allowed $50 a month alimony.
Betsy Goldstein alleges that her hus
band, Samuel Goldstein, a tailor, threat
ened to cut her head off, and told her a
week ago that he would rather kill her
than live with her any longer. Yesterday
she began suit against him for a divorce.
She asserts that he has frequently beaten
her, and thrown dishes at her. and' she
has been compelled to apply to the police
for protection. They were married in New
York in 1SS4. and have two children. Mrs.
Goldstein asks for $30 a month alimony.
Because of cruel treatment Louise Ber
reth has sued John Berreth for a divorce.
8he says he drove her from their home.
She asks the court to order hlmv to pay
$8 a month for the support of their minor
Fights Abattoir Ordinance.
Arguments were heard yesterday by
Judge George in the suit of the F. L.
Smith Meat Company asking that the
ordinance passed by the City Council In
June last, declaring the Pacific Packing
Company the Portland Abattoir, and
that all cattle be taken there to be
slaughtered, unconstitutional and void.
The defendants are the City of Portland,
the Mayor and Board of Health. The
Smith Meat Company declares that the
ordinance is arbitrary and unjust, and
creates a restraint of trade.
The ordinance provides for regulating
the slaughtering of animals, and In
spection of carcasses of cattle, hogs and
sheep shipped to the city and offered
for sale and fees are established. The
chief Inspector Is to receive a salary of
$125 a month.
The Pacific Packing Company is the
only Abattoir provided for and the plaint
iff contends that this creates a monopoly,
and is contrary to law. Another point
Is that the Council has no authority to
pass such an ordinance. W. T. Muir and
A. F. Flegel appeared as attorneys for
the Smith Meat Company, and Arthur
Spencer for the defense.
Story of a Trail.
"The Story of a Trail," published by
the passenger department of the Salt Lake
San Pedro. Los Angeles Railroad, has
just come from the press and Is a praise
worthy exposition of the wonders oi the
countiy tributary to that line of road.
Tho magazine, which fills 154 beauti
fully illustrated pages. Is an authentic
record of the breaking of the Mormon
trail between the Intermountaln empire
and California, together with the history
of the founding and building of the Salt
Lake route. It Is complied by Douglas
white and describes in vivid style the
resources and marvels of the Intermoun
taln country. It treats of the efforts of
Srigham Young and his followers In
I. breaking th trail from the East, In the
founding of Salt Lake City and in the
subsequent efforts of the Mormons in
opining that country to civilization. The
publication deals with the principal cities
of Colorado. Utah. Nevada and Califor
nia, and will do much to bring those of t-
told wonders again before the people in
attractive form.
Resurevy and Original Measure
ments Compared.
In the course of oroccdlnrs at a. mwilnr
of the street committee of the City Coun
cil yesterday. It developed that a satisfac
tory solution of the problems affecting
the notorious South Portland fills has
probably been reached upon the basis of
the property-owners pocketing the loss on
the amount found to be lacking in the re
survey of the fill on Front street hutTMn
Woods and G rover, the difference in meas
urement of the other fills not holm con
sidered sufficiently Important to warrant
any luruier action in mat direction. It
being accounted for in various ways that
appealed to the satisfaction of the com
mittee. Under date of June 7, the City Engineer
notified Auditor Devlin that the Front
street fill north of Gaines street was
shown by the survey under municipal au
thority to amount to 24,800 cubic yards,
while a resurvey by Mr. McMullen, under
direction of tho property-owners, only re
vealed a difference of 55 cubic yards, or
24,805 cubic yards: while in the matter of
the Corbett-street fill, , the resurvey
brought out a difference of only 130 cubic
yards on an original estimate of 21.S1S
cubic yards.
In reference to the FIrst-stret fill, be
tween Woods and Gaines streets, by re
measurement and allowing for an average
shrinkage above the grade of one foot, to
which point, according to Assistant Engi
neer Hanson, the grade was brought, this
fill contains 22,394 cubic yards, an Increase
over the original estimate, by resurvey,
of 6S1 cubic yards, which difference, ac
cording to Mr. Hanson, is easily accounted
for by uncvenness in the surface of the
ground under the fill, not now obtainable.
The original estimate or 21,713 cubic yards
was allowed in accordance with the cus
tom hitherto prevailing in the City Engi
neer's office, upon which custom the con
tractors are alleged to have based their
Relative to the fill on Front street, be
tween Woods and G rover, it was shown
by the report of City Engineer Wanzer
thatthe original estimate raising the fill
to the established grade line amounted to
42,628 cubic yards, but this was figured on
a basis of the street being G4 feet wide.
The resurvey of the fill to a point three
feet above grade line of the street, to
which point the fill was actually raised,
shows the amount of embankment to be
38,515 cubic yards.
According to Captain Wanzer, the orig
inal estimate should have been figured to
a width of street of 60 Instead of M feet,
which would induce the original estimate
2500 yards, or to the corrected amount of
40,128 cubic yards, leaving a difference be
tween that amount and the present meas
urement of 102 cubic yards, which differ
ence is accounted for by depressions in
the cross-section of the surface of the
ground under the fill, not now obtainable,
consequently, the City Engineer advised
that the final estimate of this fill should
be 40,123 cubic yards, which Includes all
the yardage added for shrinkage, which It
has been the custom of the department
to allow, and upon which the contractors
unquestionably base their bids.
Mark O'Neill, who has been quite active
in calling attention to the situation in ref
erence to the fills, was present at the
committee meeting as the representative
of certain property-owners In the affected
district, and stated that he did not wish
to advise his constituents to go Into liti
gation about the fills, as it appeared that
only one of them was worth considering.
He said that engineers, whose names he
refrained from divulging hadadvlsed that
a resurvey of the fills would demonstrate
glaring deficiencies, but this had not
proved to be the case, and he was willing
to accept the concession from the city
with respect to the one fill where a differ
ence of someting like 2400 feet was found
between the original estimate and tho re-
survey. (
It was shown that the fill had been ac
cepted by the city before the City Engi
neer discovered the error, and that the
municipality has since expended $2000 in
bringing the fill up to a level.
In view of the circumstances. City At
torney McNary recommended that the as
sessment remain as amended, and to this
the committee agreed.
Health Board and Garbage.
At a meeting of the health and police
committee of the City Council yesterday
forenoon, the proposed garbage fran
chise, granting exclusive privileges to the
Northwest Civic Improvement Associa
tion and the Portland Garbage Company
in connection with the handling of city
garbage, was disposed of by resolution
that it do not pass. There Is a strong
probability that the committee will rec
ommend the passage of an ordinance In
favor of the municipality handling the
garbage, a conference between members
of the body and City Attorney McNary
being now under contemplation.
Three Dollar for Rotmd Trip Aaaonaeed by
O. K. N. Co.
The every-day round-trip rate from
Portland to North Beach points has
been reduced by the O. R. &. N. Co.
from $4 to $3. tickets on sale until Oc
tober 15, with final return limit Octo
ber 21.
Particulars and O. R. & N. Summer
book by asking at Third and Washington
streets. Portland.
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The Old
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has been the stand-by of many a home, where it has been snccessfulry used to relieve female pains and-to buHd up the
systems of several generations of members of the famSy.
It has won for kself a reputation for merit and success, which no other medicine can duplicate.
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write us a ijnrrmjAi givx mt wifecpv;
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A Present Without a
String to It
A Talking Machine
Sunday Oregoman for one
Tear and pay for it at regular price 20c a week, and buy one record a -week
ror 35 week from Eilers Piano House.
Eyery record a distinct and tone as sweet and musical as those of the artisti
themselves, all right in your own home at any time you want it
Disappear After Receipt by the
Police Department.
Stolen Money Given, It Appears, to
Attorney Who Defended . the
Man Accused of Having
Purloined. It.
Lroy Perry and Harry "Wilcox yester
day demanded that the Chief oL Police
turn over to them a $50 gold watch, and
$15 In money which had been stolen from
them by Frank O'Connor In the Ross
House on August 4. The money and
watch which the police found after the
robbery, and which was Identified by
Perry, Is missing from the police Btatlon.
Perry and "Wilcox threaten to bring suit
against Chief of Police Grltzmacher and
the department unless their valuables are
returned, and yesterday put the case In
the hands of an attorney, who, the complainants-
say, will be backed up by Dep
uty District Attorney Adams.
Slight consideration was received by
the two young men at the hands of Chief
Grltzmacher. Perry asked what the Chief
could do about it. and received the reply
that all that could be done had been done.
"When threatened with a suit, he told the
Minui Ladies' Afrfcry Dftpt., Tbe OwflU-
complainants to sue, and turned his back
upon them.
Perry and Wilcox were robbed at the
Ross Hquse. August A, by Frank O'Con
nor, who pleaded guilty in the Superior
Court yesterday. In a hot chase after
O'Connor, he threw the watch into the
street, which was picked up by a police
man and taken to headquarters. O'Con
nor was later caught by Patrolmen
O'Brien and Anderson, and the stolen
money found on his person. Perry Iden
tified the money taken from O'Connor as
his own. and it was put away in a sack
for safe-keeping until the case against
O'Connor should be settled.
O'Connor procured the services of a
lawyer, and, contrary to orders from the
District Attorney's office, the money,
which belonged to Perry, was turned
or to A. "Walter "Wolf, attorney for
"When Perry and "Wilcox demanded the
return of their valuables at headquarters
yesterday they were informed that no
such articles were in possession of the
department. The young men are indig
nant at the treatment they received from
the Chief, and will take steps to recover
their property.
"This Police Department is full of
graft," said "Wilcox, "and it seems
strange to me that the money should be
turned over to a lawyer after orders had
aeen given not to do so. and then that
the watch should disappear. Detective
Kerrigan was lukewarm when he testi
fied against Mitchell, when the latter was
captured with O'Connor. By his testi
mony Mitchell was let go. Now tho de
tectives seem anxious to have me get
the watch. Mr. Adams, in the District
Attorney's office, told me that this is not
the first time this kind of thing has hap
pened. He seems to be as indignant as I
am over the matter, and said that he
would see that I got the watch back."
After "Wilcox and Perry left the station
the case was put In the hands of Police
Clerk Archie Leonard, to whom the Chief
gave orders to make an effort to have the
timepiece found.
Seek Convention for Portland.
In response to a letter from Secretary
Richardson, of the Commercial Club, the
Strengthening Medicine
it fh my practice aod ncommtzd it to
ycM dilm. mil, in tmui atones.
Park and -Washington
Portland, Or,
representatives of the implement deal
ing Anna of the city will meet at noon
today at the rooms of the Commercial
Club, for the purpose of joining in the
extending of an invitation to the National
Association of Agricultural Implement
and "Vehicle Manufacturers, who convene
at Niagara Falls during the latter part
ot this month, to hold their 1S06 conven
tion in this city. The Importance of this
association is better understood when it
is stated that the capital employed by its
regular members alone Is 3300,000,000, the
annual product $400,000,000, giving to the
railroads 8,000,000 tons of freight, and em
ploying 150.000 men.
Portland Man Slain In Texas.
Mrs. Julia A. Castro, a teacher in the
Milwaukle School, yesterday received a
telegram from Shatter, Tex., telling ot the
murder of her son Frank at that place
last Wednesday. No details were given,
and 'Mrs. Castro is at a loss to account
for the tragedy.
The murdered man was well known in
Portland, where he resided the greater
part of his life. He was an employe of
the Arm of Mitchell, Lewis & Staver for
ton years previous to 1S96. For several
years he was a member of the Oregon
National Guard, and during the Spanish
"War served in the Philippines, a member
of Company E, of the First Oregon. Two
years ago he married Mls3 Isabel Bottler,
who resided with her parents at 653 Sec
ond street, this city. Since then the
couple have lived upon a stock ranch near
Shatter, a Texas mining town, where he
met his death. Mr. Castro was 33 years
of age.
Bishop O'Reilly III.
Bishop C. J. O'Reilly, of Baker City, Is
ill at St. Vincent's Hospital. He was
conveyed to the institution early yester
day morning, upon his arrival from East
ern Oregon, where he had been traveling
on official business. Dr. K. A. J. Mac
kenzie, attending, states that In his opin
ion there is nothing serious connected
with the distinguished churchman's ill
ness, but that he is worn out from long
tage-coach rides and fatigue from th
cares of office.
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ills, whicb regulates the men
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