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THE aiOBXXSTG OKJEGOISXAJr, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 19CH5.
HL ROADS ARE
I THE COURT
Legal Warfare Over Right
Way on North Bank
WALLULA PACIFIC'S CLAIM
It Tries,, to Prevent tine Portland &
Seattle. -From Building, by
" Claiming Prior Title ito
Right of "Way.
VANCOUVER, Wash".', Feb.7. Legal
warfare over the right of way for the
North 'Bank road was begun In earnest
here today, when a demurrer in the case
broughfby the tJolumbla Valley Railway
Company, the parent of the recently or
ganized "Wallula Pacific, to enforce a con
tract entered into by Hie Columbia Valley
in 10 with Fred Dee for 100 feet right
of TMty across his farm, was argued be
fore 3adge W. W. McCredle la -the Su
perior Court by Judge Martin I Pipes
and George Stapleton for the plaintiff
and James B. Kerr, general counsel for
the Northern Pacific at St. Paul, who
jM now stationed at Vancouver to look
artfch-ihe- interests of fk Portland &
Seattle. the conclusion ot the argu
ments, Judgev McCredle tookthe matter
under -advisement and will probably ren
der his declslontodajj.
"Wants Contract Ifccecuted.
The suit Is directed against Charles
Wiegand. who succeeded toVhe piece of
land- involved upon the death qf Dee, the
party to the contract with the Columbia
Valley, and is for the specific perform
ance of the contract. In the original
document, produced in evidence, the con
sideration ior the strip of land to be
crossed "by the tracks of the Portland &
Seattle was to be ?U which was paid, at
the time the contract was signed, and
an additional $300 when deeds should pass
from Dee to the railroad -company. These
deeds have not hitherto been demanded,
but since the activity along -the north
shore of the Columbia by the Hill road,
it seemed desirable to the men behind
the Columbia Valley, generally believed
to be Harrlman officials, to secure title
to the lands involved. The rights ot
way demanded in pursuance or tne oia
contracts are necessary to the Portland
& Seattle if that line would follow its
original surveys along the rlvor. The
case Involved yesterday will determino
the fate of four other similar suits where
in the Columbia Valley is suing for the
performance of contracts made in 18S9.
By consent of the litigants the decision
In the "Wiegand case will settle the others.
A Session at Vancouver.
As a matter of expediency the hearine
of the arguments on the demurrer was
had at Vancouver, although it would
properly come before Judge McCredle at
Goldendale. as the land involved is sit
uated in Klickitat County, which Is in
the same district of the Superior Court as
The demurrer under fire yesterday was
interposed by the Columbia Valley npon
the filing of an answer by the Portland
& Seattle to the original complaint
against Wiegand by the Columbia Valley
attorneys. The answer toade some start
ling allegations, among them being the
statements that the Columbia Valley did
at no time, either when the contract with
Fred Dee was made in 1899 or at the
present time, expect to build a railroad
down the north bank of the Columbia
River, and it was further charged that
the paper railroad represented by the in
corporation of the Columbia Valley was
not possessed of enough money to build
such a road. It was alleged that the re
cent efforts of the Columbia Valley in
trying to gain title to the right of way
along the Columbia were merely to annoy
and harass the Portland & Seattle.
Calls It Paper Railroad.
Mr. Kerr for the defendant Wiegand
referred to the contract Dee had signed
wherein it was pointed out to him that
by reason of the railway that would be
built across his farm the remainder of
his property would be enhanced in value,
and contended that as the railway com
pany had not at the' time the contract
was executed nor at any later time the
intention of building such a railroad, the
defendant "Wiegand could not be forced
to perform his share of a contract which
"bound nobody except himself. Before
"Wiegand can be compelled to perform
his part of the contract, argued Mr. Kerr,
the ability and willingness of tne plaintiff
corporation must be shown.
"There was no reason to believe this pa
per railroad ever Intended to build across
the 100-fopt strip on Mr. Wlegand's farm."
said Mr. Kerr. 'The situation is that of
a man anxious to get railway facilities
for his farm, who signs a contract that is
seemingly not binding on the railroad
company. This argument, If made any
where else but In a court of law, would bo
laughed at as preposterous. That -this
tolas" "WJegand should sign a contract in
definitely precluding hlmBelf from the en
joyment of 100 feet of his land would be
laughed at by the layman.
Right of Way Representatives.
"Representations were made to the
owner of this land by the right-of-way
axchts of this paper railroad that the Co
lumbia Valley would build from "Wallula
to Ilwaco. making the land it should pass
through very much more valuable. The
right-of-way agents or mis rauroaa cor
jjeratlon made these representations or
promises to the owner of the property
knowing them to be raise, ior mey no
.mere intended to build at that time than
they do now, The sole purpose In acquir
ing this right of "way was in order to bar
"ass, annoy and hinder the Portland & Se
attle Railway Company."
'George Stapleton took up the cudgel for
the plaintiff corporation, contending the
.defendant knew what he was doing when
he signed the contract and ' was satisfied
withjts terms. He urged that the court
-could do nothing lees than insist on its
Contract In Writing.
"Here wo have a contract in -writing.
-signed, sealed and recorded, with the .con
sideration set forth, with U paid and the
balance to be paid when the deed shall
be transferred to the Columbia valley.
said he. "The party to the contract had
opportunity to examine into our good
faith- and our capabilities, and he sol
emnly agrees to the compact. We are met
at the threshold of the courts by an in
truder,, another corporation, which seeks
this same land, and at whose solicitation
"Wiegand disregards his obligations to the
Columbia Valley Railway Company."
The arguments continued from noon till
dark, and a young couple waiting for
judge McCredle to come from tne bench
and marry them constituted the audience.
These two, holding hands in the gloam
ing, listened wearily to the wprdy warfare
of rival railroads for .hours. As dusk fell
the two were made one.
Strong attempts will be made today to
stop the work now being done by the
Jutland & Seattle at 'petiitsMn disputed
territorv alone the Columbia. Three In- I
junctions will be asked for in the Superior
jourt.ai 2 o ciocx oy Attorney sapieion, i
to stop the grading now going forward at
points near Cape Horn. Jamca B. Kerr
will appear to contest the Issuing: of in
junctions. The Columbia Valley bases its
claims for the three pieces of right of
way now being improved by the Portland
& Seattle graders on locations made, in the
original surveys of the road in IBS. It is
said these locations expire at the end of
five years, and the Wallula Pacific was
maintaining locations aty strategic points
along the river and thujrstopplng the con
struction of the Hill road.
LUCAS TEMPTING. TACOMA
Wants to Get City Into Northwest
TACOMA, "Wash., Feb. 7. (Special.)
W. H. Lucas, president of the Northwest
Baseball League, arrived in Tacoma this
morning from- Portland. H. D. Merritt.
of Spokanejjateb arrived early .today. The
two say their meeting here was entirely
unexpected, and has aothing tonlo with
the baseball situation.
"I shall spend several days "here look
ing around," said Lucas. "Tacoma has
a chance to get into a good league If she
wants to improve the opportunity.. It will
be a severe knock to the town if there
is no "baseball here this season, after it
has been dropped by the Coast League.
Tacoma is a good baseball city under
the right conditions, as was proved dur
ing tho season of 1KC She'll find good
company in the Northwest League. The
directors will establish a salary list sat
isfactory to all members, and one which
will 'not drive .the club into bankruptcy."
Lucas can get the old ball park, and
if there is a limit on salaries it is be
lieved tonight that he'will find backers
for a clus'hcro before he leaves the
RULED OFF FOR BRIBERY.
Discipline for New Orleans Horse
menTouts Also Excluded.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 7. Chris Martin
and Sam Most were ruled off the turf at
City Park today for an attempt to bribe
Jockey B. Smith. The case has been un
der '"Teaiigatlon by the stewards for some
days past. W. H. Rudolph and Gerald
Evans shared the same fate, on a charge
of offensive touting, and other practices
contrary to the best interests of the turf.
Seven furlong Sly Ward won. Wlckford
second, Maneuver third. Time, 1:S2 3-5.
Steeplechase, Khort course Gould won.
Glass Leader second, Evander third. Time,
One mile and one-elxteenth Sailor boy
won, Bell Indian second. Coruscate third.
Time, 1:50 -5.
One Mile Haiti e H. won. Resale second.
Yachting Girl third. Time, 1:46 4-6.
Six furlongs Tlchlmlngo won, Airship sec
ond, Moored third. Time, 1:10 4-5.
At New Orleans Fair Grounds.
NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 7. Fair Grounds
Five and a half furlonro Bertha E. won.
French Nun second, Margaret Angela third.
Time. 1:10 2-5.
Five ana a ntir itiriong u&ay iienneiia
won. Elastic second, Dr. Coffey, third. Time,
Three and a half furloncs Rudy won. Bis
Store second, Quasrga third. Time. 0:44 4-5.
Mile aid one-eighteenth, selling Fcotllght's
Favorite won. Captain Bob second, Mr. Jack
third. Time. 1:53 3-5.
Seven furloniss De Reezke woa Broom-
handle necond. Collector Jesaup third. Time,
1:80 1-5. .
Six furloncs Third Alarm won. Rolls, sec
ond. J. -C Clem third. Time, 1:17.
-SAN FRANCISCO. Feb. 7. Oakland race
TfonT- -fti-innmn "Hrx-it Mom tt tin. Plmldn sec
ond. Paladlnl third. Time, 0:4S.
Futurity course h ore runner won, jiccior
second, Massada third. Time, 1:10U
Mile and 50 yards Hi Caulap won, Pronta
second, Harbar third. Time, 1:43.
Bannock Belle won, Ed Sheridan second, Gln-
ette tnira. .lime. i.wu.
mm oni smarter Rtrnir van. Iras sec
ond. W. B. Gates third. Time. 1:07.
Five and a half furlongs Royal Rogue won,
San Nicolas second, EI Dlnero third. Time,
At Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7. Ascot races:
Steenleehase. short courst Caxador won.
Iron King second, Ieclmo third. Time,
3:01. , ,M
Four furlongs Alierton won. nana ai&iaen
second. Blue Bottle third. Time. 0:48U.
Mile Ethylene won, ChacUs second, Flnta
third. Time. 1:42.
Mile, handicap A. Musfcoaay won, uniene
second. Chimney Sweep third. Time. 1:40U.
Brooks' course Ebony won. M1m Betty sec
ond. The Huguenot third. Time. 2:03.
Flve furlongs Daruma won. Silver Wed
ding second, ICeatness third. Time, 1:01.
Portland Los Angeles Trade Stands.
According to advices received by Man
ager McCredle of the Portland baseball
team, from President Eugene F. Bert, of
the pacific Coast League, the latter in
tends that the Atz-Schlafly-Flobd-Smlth
trade between Portland and Los Angeles
last Summer shall be a bona fide one, and
that the players Involved in the deal shall
remain with the contracting clubs.
That means that Jud Smith and Tim
Flood will wear. Portland uniforms, while
Jakey Atz will play with the tribe of
Money this season.
Notwithstanding the fact that Portland
loses so good a man as Atz, McCredle
gets the better of the deal for the reason
that he gets two and possibly three men,
should T,oren come up to expectations. In
exchange for one man.
The loss of Atz does not deprive the
local team of an inflelder, for the club
will have four good men on the 'diamond
positions. Lister on first. Flood at sec
ond, Sweeney.at short.and Smith at third
should jund out an infield that will play
the game, and play it right.
Jud Smith has few superiors as a third
baseman, and in addition was one of the
most reliable hitters on the Los Angeles
team during the past three seasons.
There were no waits at the tug-of-war
tournament at the Armory last night, and
four Interesting matches took place by
10:30 o'clock. The quickest contest was
that between Denmark and Sweden, the
Swedish team pulling the Danes over the
mark In exactly 1 minute and 57 seconds.
The Swedish team got a good start by
taking three Inches wh'en the starter's pis
tol rang out, and it was easy work from
Finland and Norway put up a hard con
gest, Finland coming out winner by 2t
inches at the end of 15 minutes. Finland,
so far. is at the top pf the HsV having
won every pull. The Swedish team Is
-anxious lor another go with the Finns, as
it lost to them by one-quarter of an inch
only Monday night.
Italy dispatched Canada in double-quick
order, pulling the team to the mark in 3
minutes and 15 seconds. The Italian team
has made a good showing, and is looked
upon as finishing close to the top of -the
The United States defeated-Germany, "by
1S4 inches after a 15-mlnute paJL - The
Americans took the lead from the start
atid gradually gained over' every effort on
the part of the Teutons to holdlbem.
The tournament will continue, all the
Multnomah. Club Juveniles.
Portland small "boys will regret to learn
that the Multnomah Club has closed the
list ot Juveniles, and no sew members in
this class will be admitted until vacancies
occur. This applies to "boys under the age
of IS years. A vacancy list will be estab
lished, and when one of the juvenile mem
bers resigns the first one ef the list will
be elected to r embers hi p. This was de
cided ata meeting ef the board of trus
U9t . held. JasOritat ,
m ( MENACE
TO THEIR LIS
Two Portland Families Have
an Experience and Nar
AIR PUTSk0UT THE LIGHTS
So Much of It la the Pipes That
"When the Flame Is Turned
Down, the Pressure Extia
guishes the Blaze.
Is the present system, or-lack of sys
tem, for distributing gas of question
able quality a menace to the lives of
This is the question which very nat
urally asserts Itself In the light of
two complaints' which have reached
the ears of Councilman John Annand,
member of the Council Committee as
signed to the work of Investigating
tho methods pursued by the Portland
Gas Company In its dealings with an
outraged public Mr. Annand says
these complaints may figure in the
forthcoming gas Investigation which
Is to be taken up, ho stated yesterday,
within the next week. Other business
of urgent nature alone has prevented
progress in the investigation up to
this time, he says.
Gas a Menace to Life.
Under th complaint of the latest
victims to report to Mr. Annand the
r-n a now hrliip snnnlied la of such mis
erable quality as to endanger the lives
of the consumers. In short, the charge
implied Is that there is so mucn air
infused into the lighting fuel that
n'Vion jt trn iet Is turned low th Dres-
surc of air is such as to make it pos
sible to extinguish the ngni, mus
leaving a volume of escaping gas.
Such a mishap In any residence or
business house might easily result In
loss of life, in fact, escape from se
rious consequences under such a con
dition might well be regarded as a
special dispensation of good fortune.
Those who have experienced such
mishaps recently In their homes are F.
J. Steinmetz, 544 Gllsan street, and
S. H. Shaver, 475.Larrabce street. The
two residences are In altogether dif
ferent portions of the city, and re
ceive their gas supply from different
storage tanks. At both homes the
claim is made that the gas became ex
tinguished in some .mysterious manner,
leaving a volume of deadly fluid to fill
the" rooms. The effect was exactly the
same as if the gas had been blown out
by gome unsophisticated ruralite. and
th usitnl futilities mltrht have been
attendant upon the mishap but for
Escape a Narrow One.
Mr. Steinmetz. who conducts a real es
tatA and employment office on Morrison
street, believes the escape of his family
and ot himself from asphyxiation was a
narrow one. and in no way due to any
precautions on the part of the gas com
pany. "My wife and I were In the front room
of our residence a few nights ago," said
Mr. 8telnmetz, "when we detected an odor
of escaping gas. At first we paid little
attention to It. It is only a piece ot gooa
luck that before leaving the room a mo
ment or two later to retire I traced the
odor to Its origin. The gas was escaping
from the valve with a faint hiss. My wife
and daughter were sure they had not
turned the gas out. and we remembered
clearly that it had been lighted a short
time before. It had been left turned down
until there was but a very small Jet of
flame. At first we were at a loss to know
what had put the light out. but study of
the gas fixture made it apparent to me
that the pressure of Imprisoned air had
done the work.
"Sot the 'Only Complaint.
"That is not my only complaint against
the gas company," he continued. "Dur
ing tho few years I have been dealing
with the outfit I have had many un pleas
ant experiences, and at no time have I
ever received at the company's hands
what I considered fair dealing. It appears
to me as it It is here for the purpose of
robbing its patrons. Its methods are noth
ing short of high-handed. I don't bellevo
it has any graded system of charge for
its service. I am convinced it plies its
charges up as high as it believes the vic
tims will stand. Its a fact that my gas
bill was higher this past month than dur
ing thhe same period a year ago. notwith
standing the fact that there nave been
but very few occasions upon which we
have used the gas at all.
"The supposed reduction in rate is an
other hoax. If it takes off one end It adds
on at the other, and there's no mistaking
wis ract. jsvery time it cuts Its rates my
mils manage to become a little steener.
I hope It does not make any further re
ductions. Its system of rebate for prompt
payment Is another hoax. I believe. It
simply uses this scheme to get people to
pay up promptly, and the supposed rebate
is nothing more than mathematical gym
S. If. Shaver's Experience.
The experiences of Mr. Shaver an n
gineer on the river steamer Charles R.
apencer, are very similar to .those of Mr.
Steinmetz. He was attracted by the smell
of escanlnjr ras In his Wir- or.
that one of the gas jets had become ex-
unguisnea in a mysterious manner. It.
tOO. had v(n tnrlw rinvm onA i. Bk.
. ... O.lil
ver attributed the extinguishing of the
w u-uuuo pressure xrom imprisoned
tas or to some defect at the storage tank.
WEDDING . kT, VANCOUVER
UeHtcnan&W.'lI. Raymond and Miss
Beatrice Cottrell Married.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Feb. 7.-SpecIaL)
iciuwi, -i nutiiii xx. xtaymond, o
Vancouver Barracks. alde-dearap tt
General "Williams, and Miss Beatrice Cot
treu, or oweseboro, Xy were married
last mgni at uie norae-of Colonel Hodg
son. uncle ef thS hrMn T?,i. wmi.M
r - - - ii4iuaiu v
Sheppard,rector of -St. Luke's Episcopal
Church, ofllclated at the wedding, which
" - c UC1U.
at the post. After the ceremony an elab-
erate oanquec was served.
Mr. and Mr R-nnnJ tf i v ...
ning for an extended wedding tour. They
"Dad" 3IouIton Accepts Offer.
SALEM. Tcb. 7. fSneclaLi "Dad
Moulton, who coached the track teams
or stanlord ana Pacific University.
has wired his acceptance ot a contract
to train tho Willamette University
team this year. WiUassette has prac
tically decided to maintain both a track
tcans, and a baseball, team this season.
Bars Out Stove Peddlers.
PENDLETON, . Feb, 7. An order has
just' .been Issued by the County Court
watresr 6aicr& of sieves: r&azea. ve&i
cles, fanning mills aad other similar goods
within the county roaat ant pay a license
of $509 per year. Tho action was taken
upon the recommendation o( the hard
ware and Implement-dealers of the coun
ty, and It Is thought the license will have
tho effect of barring out such companies
from doing business within the county.
All other classes ot peddlers, excepting
farmers selling their produce, are required
to pay a license ot $19 per quarter.
Albany Will Play Tenpins.
ALBANY. Or.. Feb. 7. (Special.) At
the AIco Club, in this city, the bowling
alleys are being made the regulation
width, for ten pins, a game wnlca lias
here supplanted tne once popular
game ot cocked hat. The 38-lnch al
leys arc being widened to 42 inches.
and ten pins will be the game. In the
future. Some excellent scores have
been made at ten pins on the local al
leys, tho champion for last month be
ing IL A. Nelson.. who made a score of
279 out of a possible 300.
Umatilla Candidates Flic.
PENDLETON, Or.. Feb. 7. Nominating
petitions are being filed here almost dally
by candidates for the various county of
fices. Among the latest arc those of C.
W. Steen. of MJlton. for Representative,
and H. B. Lee. for County Commissioner.
Mr. Steen reserves the right to vote for
whom he desires for United States Sen
ator. Other petitions arc those of F. V
llendley for Recorder: J. H. Parkes for
Coroner, and G. W. Bradley for Treas
HlflT ABOARD STEAMER
DKUNKEX SAILORS MUTINY OX
Leader Has Thumb Chopped Off by
Comrade During 3(clcc in San
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 7. There was
a riotous scene on board the steamer In
dianapolis which sailed today for Seattle.
It Is alleged that the crew came aboard
under the Influence of Hquorand refused
to obey the orders of Captain Johnson.
The officers arrested John Reislng, the
leader of tho mutiny, and put him in
irons, but the sailors, in a new "burst of
fury, made a fierce rush and took Reis
lng away from the officers.
One of the sailors seized a hatchet and
attempted to -strike the irons from his
leader's wrists. In trying to do this he
cut off one of Reislng s thumbs.
The ship lay to and Dr. Trotter was
called aboard from the quarantine sta
tion. He dressed the man s injuries and
the steamer proceeded on her way.
3IANGLED UNDER WHEELS.
Fred Fltzpatrlck Cut to Fragments
by Train at Wycth.
CASCADE LOCKS, Or., Feb. 7. (Spe
cial.) Last night at Wycth, Or., Fred
Fitzpatfick, an employe of the O. R. & N.
tie-treating plant at that place, was run
over by train No. 4, and his mangled re
mains scattered along a quarter of a
mile of the track. Nothing was known of
the accident until this morning about 6:3
o'clock when Olaf Cask, the night watch
man for the tie plant, was returning
along the track to his home. About ICQ
yards east of the station he found hor
rible evidence of the tragedy. There was
absolutely nothing left by which the dead
man could be Identified except some por
tions of the clothing, which, added to the
fact that he was missing, gave a clew.
The unfortunate young man was on his
way to the home of a young lady wfiom
he was going to accompany to a party
when the accident happened. He evidently
had tried to cross the cattle guard at
that place In front of No. 4, had got his
foot caught, and before he could ex
tricate himself was struck by the engine,
torn from the cattle guard and dragged
along until cut to pieces.
Fltzpatrlck had been working for a
year at the railroad tie-treating plant at
Wyeth, and living with his father and
mother. He had four brothers, all work
ing at the same place.
DRIVEN" INSANE BY CRANK.
Tacoma Literary "Woman Dies From
Acute Religious Mania.
TACOMA. Wash.. Feb. 7. (Special.)
Mrs. Ann Bjorklund died yesterday of
acute mania in the hospital for insane at
Fort Stcllacoom. where she was taken a
few days ago. She was formerly Miss
Anna Hanson, who came to Tacoma 20
years ago. She was an accomplished
woman of fine literary taste and was a
frequent contributor to newspapers and
magazines. She bad developed consid
erable ability In a political line.-
During the past year friends of Mrs.
Bjorklund say she had been persecuted
by some unknown religious fanatic, who
was continually sending' her tracts and
warning her by letter of what she might
expect in the hereafter. These letters
are said to have been responsible for tho
religious mania that unsettled her mind
and resulted In her death.
Her friends are emphatic in denuncia
tion of the man and In Judge Snell's
court recently stated that hanging was
too good for the fellow.
BRIDGE MATERIALS ARRIVE.
"Work on North Yakima & Valley
Railway Progressing Rapidly.
NORTH YAKIMA. Wash.,. Feb. 7.
(Special.) Two carloads of materia,! for
the North Yakima &. Valley Railway
bridge across the Naches River arrived
here today from Chicago. The bridge was
In a wreck between St. Paul and Chicago
last December and had to be sent back
to the factory, otherwise it would have
been here and nearly completed. Track
laying is progressing rapidly.
The grading over the short stretches of
the right of way that were granted by
the court Jast week is about completed
and ten days more the track will be com
pleted five mils from here up the Naches
Valley. The road will be completed for
the 33 miles up the valley by about April
Customs Officers Upheld.
ASTORIA. Or, Feb. 7. Special.) Let
ters were received at the Custom-House
today from the Department of Commerce
and Labor rendering decisions in two
matters that have been pending before
the department for over a year. They
are in relation to the remeasurcment of
the French bark Europe and the French
ship Jules Gommes. when they arrived
here in November and December. 1S04. re
spectively, and the action of the local
customs authorities is confirmed In each
case. The letters state that in the
future, whenever a vessel arrives at this
port and the compartments arc not prop
erly designated, the roaster may be per
mitted to mark the compartments la ac
cordance with the regulations and the
Collector Is to report that fact to the de
Timber Near Seaside Sold.
ASTORIA. Or., Feb; 7. (Special.)-A
Mil of sale was filed for record at the
County Clerk's efice today, whereby N.
D. Bala sells to C C. Clarke all the mer
chantable timber en what are known as
the Hlrseh and HoUaday tracts near Sea
stde fer a cesoMeratieB t HB9. .
IS NOW ORGANIZED
Multnomah Republican League
Ready for Work.
WOULD HARMONIZE PARTY
It Completes Its Programme by
Electing Fifteen Vice-Presidents,
One for Each City Ward
'and Five for County.
With a political organization completed
for the coming campaign, the Multnomah
Republican. League has started on Its ca
reer of trying to harmonize the party
and to elect on June 4 all the candidates
who shall be nominated at the primaries
on April 3.
At the second meeting of tho league,
held last night la Sclllng-Hlrsch building,
the organization was perfected by the
election of 15 vice-presidents one for each
ward in the city and five for the country
precincts of the county and by the adop
tion of by-laws In conformity with the
constitution adopted at the initial meet
ing two weeks before. Dr. O. P. S. Pium
raer, president, presided, and Allan R.
Joy occupied his seat as secretary.
Men for Precinct Captains.
Tho next session" Is lo'be held Tucsday
nlght, March 6, unless sooner called by
the president. Meanwhllo men for pre
cinct captains arc to be recommended for
Last night's session was attended by
some 40 braves, and lasted from S to 10
o'clock. The first meeting was graced
by 100 patriots: consequently last night's
doings were carried on short-handed, due
to the fact that many of the braves had
forgotten to attend.
Among the foremost celebrities, besides
President Plummer and Secretary Joy,
were: Charles E. Lockwood. John GUI.
F E. Beach. S. C Beach, D. J. Qulmby,
Willis Fisher, Dudley Evans, J. T. Gregg,
S. K. G ruber, J. C Bayer, N. D. Beutgen.
L. D. Cole. A. B. Ferrera. T. J. Cleeton.
Peter Hobklrk. Al Cook, M. G. Griffin, and
James Sbaringhousen, of Rockwood, and
Charles Cleveland, of G res bam.
' Vice-Presidents Chosen.
The vice-presidents, according to the
constitution adopted two weeks before.
were to be SO in number, one from each
precinct, but last night the constitution
was changed to make the number 15 one
from each city ward and five from the
country precincts. The following vice
presidents were then elected:
Ward 1. R A. Preston: Ward z, P. A.
Jones; Ward 3, Charles E. Lockwood;
Ward 4. L. D. Cole; Ward 5. A. B. Fer
rera; Ward 6, Edward Ryan: Ward 7.
M. G. Griffin; Ward 8, R. W. Parker;
Ward 9, E. C Robbins; Ward 10. J. T.
Gregg; country precincts T. L. Evans,
of Hurlburt; J. J. Johnson, of Lents; T.
J. Monahnn, of St. Johns; W. H. Burk,
of West Portland; A. E. Lumsden, of
CS4 Washington st.
These men were all elected unanimous
ly, except Ferrera, Fifth Ward, who won
over Blaise Labbe, on the second ballot.
by one vote, 19 to 18.
A special committee was appointed to
draw up by-laws. S. H. Gruber, M. G.
Griffin and John GUI, and its work was
adopted with minor changes. The ex
ecutive committee "shall take charge of
active campaign work of the Republican
party for Multnomah County, which it
shall press with all vigor."" The secre
tary Is to be paid 5 a quarter, and tho
dues are to be 1 a year a member. All
Republicans are eligible to membership.
The present membership comprises three
men from each county precinct and 50
from the county at large. The executive
committee follows: Louis Kuehn. Sig
SIchel, D. J. Qulmby. Dr. Charles A.
Macrum, Dr. Emmet Drake. Peter Hob
klrk. E. A. Cooke, J. B. Magers. F. S.
Doernbecher, N. D. Beurgen. all of Port
land: W. J. Miller, of Linn ton; John
Hoffman. Bertha; H. C. Smith. Wood
stock; Thomas Corder, Trout dale; Charles
Wants to Go to Legislature.
William Wanner, residing at 44 North
Ninth Street, yesterday filed a petition
for nomination on the Republican ticket
for member of the Legislature. He prom
ises to vote for the candidate for United
States Senator who receives the highest
number of votes at the June election.
FLEGEL IS $300 POORER
LOST POCKETBOOK LEFT UNDER
PILLOW AT HOTEL.
Portland Man Hurriedly Returns to
El Paso toFind Money
EL PASO. Tex., Feb. 7. (Special.)
Some person in El Paso is $300 richer to
day and J. W. Flegel, of Portland, Or..
Is that amount poorer. Mr. Flegel slept
at the Hotel Francis last night. When
he retired, he placed his wallet contain
ing the money under bis pillow. He had
arranged to catch tho morning train for
Los Angeles and in his hurry ho left the
building without taking his pocketbook
While it was lying under his pillow he
wa speeding westward.' Suddenly when
he was about CO miles out ot the city he
missed his wallet. Collecting his
thoughts, he had the conductor stop the
train in good time for blm to catch an
incoming train and he was landed in the
city in rapid time, but his money had
SMOTHERING THE SCANDAL
Simmons Funeral In Church Despite
Protest Coroner Ends Inquiry.
PEORIA. III.. Feb. 7. Funeral ser
vices of the late Rev. George Simmons,
who committed suicide Tuesday morning,
will be held from the First Baptist
Church, of which the dead man was pas
tor, at 10 o'clock Friday morning. The
sermon will be preached by a minister
from Kansas City, who has not yet been
A atorm of protests which was raised
In the church this morning when there
was talk of holding services In the church,
has quieted down and there will be no
Coroner Baker concluded his inquest
this afternoon, and the jury returned a
simple verdict of death from cyanide of
potassium taken with suicidal intent.
A mass meeting of the depositors of the
People's Savings Bank, of which Dr. Sim
mons was chief owner, was held tonight,
and a report made there Indicates that
the bank will pay from 80 to 100 cents on
The plan of the Coroner to go into the
Investigation of charges brought against
the dead minister was abandoned under
pressure of public osinioa.
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Former Agent of "Fads and
Fancies" Admits Selling Out.
TESTIFIES AGAINST MANN
Faid Salary or $100 for So Do
ing Impeached on Cross
NEW YORK. Feb. 7. Examination or
Colonel VT. D. Mann on a charge of per
jury preferred by Robert J. Collier, pub
lisher of Collier's Weekly, was continued
today. Moses Ellis Wooster, agent for
"Fads and Fancies," who testified yester
day, was cross-examined today by Colonel
Mann s counsel.
"Witness said that after Colonel Mann
had. written "O. K." upon the letter of
Count Reginald Ward, which forms the
basis of the perjury charge, he (Wooster) ,
showed it to the circulation clerk, and
afterward put It in a tin box at his home.
lAter he said he gave It to the law Arm
which Is at present acting as counsel for
Robert J. Collier, and a month after giv
ing them the letter went into their em
ploy. Martin W. IJttle, Colonel Mann's coun
sel, during the sharp cross-examination
of Wooster, elicited from him that In
his previous testimony at this hearing
he was In error concerning 20.0CO sharc3
of mining stock, which he said Count
Ward gave him. Mr. Wooster corrected
these points, one being about the date of
receiving the stock and the other about
the number of shares In each installment.
At this point, while Assistant District
Attorney Hart was objecting to the
line of questioning pursued by Mr. Lit
tleton, Justice .McAvoy Interrupted the
lawyers to say that the cross-examination
was progressing satisfactorily to him. and
that It tended to Impeach the testimony
of the witness. He added that although
Wooster had sworn that he saw Colonel
Mann O. K. and sign the Initials "W.
D. M." to the Count Ward letier, that
did not make lt so.
Referring again to the salary which
Wooster says he received, Mr. Littleton
"You are getting $100 from the Col
liers?" "I am."
"What are you doing for them?"
"There is nothing for me to do but
come here and testify under subpena."
The witness said that the placing of the
"O. K." and the Initials "W. D. M." cm
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Wartfs application was only for the pur
pose of putting Count Ward's name on
the posting or free lists, and that he had
no other significance.
Littleton then offered to Wooster what
he said was the free mailing list of Town
Topics for 1903, and the witness said he
could not And Count Ward's name there
on. After Wooster left the witness stand.
Edwin B. Hay, a handwriting expert,
testified that In his opinion the "O. K."
and the Initials "W. D. M." were in Colo
nel's Mann's handwriting. Court then ad
journed until tomorrow.
MRS. MIMS HERE TODAY
Christian Science lecturer to Speak
at Belasco Tomorrow Night.
Mrs. Sue Harper MIms. C. S. D.. who
will lecture on Christian Science at the
Belusco Theater tomorrow evening un
der tho auspices of the local Christian
Science Churches, Is expected to arrive
In Portland from California this morn
ing. According to reports of the San
Francisco papers, Mrs. Mims addressed
large audiences in San Francisco on
Friday and' Sunday last and the lec
tures were well received.
The Richmond Times Dispatch prints
the following of Mrs. Mlms and her
lecture recently delivered in that city:
Mrs. Mlms Is one of the first ladles of At
lanta, Go., being the wife of the ex-Mayor.
Major Livingstone Mlms. She Is a typical
lady of the land, most gracious and charm
ing In .her manner, very sweet and woman
ly, but when It comes to the matter of her
lecture, she becomes really masculine In her
grasp of the subject, the clear elucidation
of its depth and the forceful logic with
which its statements are driven home. She
was listened to with the deepest interest,
and the audience departed evidently well
pleased with their experience.
Mrs. Mlms made it very plain that Chris
tian Science healing results from the prac
tical understanding that God is spirit and
man as his child Is spiritual, and not ma
terial. If man can be seen as the spiritually
perfect son of God. then his sins and sick
nesses disappear. It Is this truth of being
that heals, not human will nor influence.
Thus Christian Science teaches that sin
and disease have no divine authority.
Chistian Scientists affirm that the
doctrine of their adoption has brought
Into their lives some measure of phy
sical, mental and moral betterment,
and they are therefore desirous of correcting-
any misconception of Christian
Science existent In the public mind.
For this purpose one or more compli
mentary lectures are provided each
year by the churches of this denomi
nation, and the general verdict regard
ing Mrs. Mlms would Indicate that she
is well qualified to present the subject
Admission to the lecture will be free
and no general reservation of seats
will be made. The doors of the Be
lasco Theater will be open at 7:13 and
closed at 8 o'clock, at which time tho
lecture will begin.
Bill for a Greater Pittsburg.
HARRISBURG. Pa.. Feb. 7. Governor
Pennypacker today signed the Greater
Pittsburg bill- It provides for the con
solidation of Pittsburg and Allegheny on
a Joint vote of both cities.