Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, October 11, 1906, Page 3, Image 3

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Wholesale Smuggling of Con
trabands Discovered in
New England.
Brought From Newfoundland In
Filthy Vessel. Giving French
Customs Officers Slip at
fit. Pierre, Miquelon.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Oct 10. Eighteen
Chineea were arrested today after the
.capture by the United States immigration
authorities of the schooner yacht Frolic,
for which revenue officers have been
searching along the New England Coast
for the past two weeks, were held tonight
by United States Commissioner Cross in
Jiono bail each for examination next
Wednesday. All the men declared they
had been in the United States before, but
that their certificates had bean lost, some
In New York and others in the fire at
San Francisco. This declaration con
tradicted a statement alleged to have
been made by John C. Lehnemann, of
Boston, one of the men arrested for
complicity in the smuggling operations,
who says the traffic has been -extensive
and effective.
The Chinese brought by the Frolio from
Newfoundland came to that country di
rect from China. Twenty-four other
Chinese were passengers on the Frolic
and are believed to be in hiding in the
Chinese quarter in this city, but the im
migration inspectors up to tonight have
been unable to locate them.
The Frolic entered the harbor In broad
daylight at 10 o'clock yesterday without
attracting any attention, those who saw
her taking her for a fishing schooner.
It was by the purest accident that it
was discovered that she was the Frolic.
At an early hour this morning a maji em
ployed at the coal pockets stumbled over
two Chinese huddled in a heap on the
wharf at the coal yard. Te was about
to eject them from the premises.- when
someone on board the schooner cried out:
"Don't bother those fellows. I will look
after them."
Discovered by Accident.
The workman reported the occurrence
to the night watchman, who In turn ini
formed the police, who captured eight
Chinese. The customs and Immigration
officiaJs continued the search and cap
tured nine more Chinese.
Close upon the. arrest of the Chinese
and the confiscation of the schooner came
the arrest of two white men on suspicion
of having been concerned in the smug
gling. This morning a number of policemen
and United States Deputy Marshal Stone
boarded the schooner. A heavy coll of
rope hung over the stern, completely
concealing the name. The deckhouse was
covered with white canvas, giving the
craft the appearance of a fishing schoon
er. The interior was in an Indescribable
condition of filth. The only persona on
board were two sailors. The vessel was
confiscated and the two sailors were ar
rested and brought ashore.
How Chinese Are Brought In.
The two men captured on board were
Edward K. Jenkins, of South Boston, and
William A. Duncan, of Somervllle. Ac
cording to their story, they, with "Al"
Ames, of Boston, constituted the crew
of the smuggler, while Herbert Boyle
came In the vessel. The two last named
are now at large, as are 26 Chinamen
who had been landed before the police
discovered that the Frolic was in the
v Jenkins and Duncan said they were
hired by Captain Colby to man the
Frolic. They sailed from Boston on
August 29. and headed for Halifax.
Upon arrlvlns at that port Capta'n
Colby told his men that the sailing
party had not put In an appearance,
and he then set sail for Placentla. N.
F. At that place 42 Chinese were tak
en on b"ard. With his cargo of human
freight below decks. Captain Colby
hoisted all available canvas and start
ed on his voyage down the coast. The
Frolio put in at Saint Pierre. Miquelon,
where a French Custom-House official
put out In a dory and demanded the
ship's papers. A manifest was pro
duced by Colby, but the Frenchman did
not seem satisfied and. as he stood in
his dory asking questions. Captain
Colby.- according to his crew, gave the
word to set every stiich of sail. At the
same moment he leaned over the side
and cut the painter of the little dory
The schooner sailed away under a erood
breeze, leaving the customs ofllcjal
helpless so far as giving chase was
Jenkins and Duncan assert that they
were not chased by revenue cutters and
they were not sware that the United
States immigration officials were on
their track. li'e weather down the
coast was rough, and the Chinamen,
packed in a 6paco iar too small, were
In a pitiable condition.
Kegular Smuggling Tronic.
Jenkins. Duncan and John C. Lehne
mann. of Boston, who was arrested
later, were brought before the United
States authorities here and sent to jail
in default of $2500 each. Lehnemann
stated that the smuggling of Chinese
Into New England States has been car
ried on for years with great profit. He
stated that an expedition like that of
the Frolic netted about $15,000.
Asked how the smugglers were able
to evade the officials, he answered:
"That's easy. Most places in New
England are 'fixed,' and we don't have
any trouble."
Lehnemann explained that the Chi
nese were brought from their native
country to Canada, and from there in
small g-roups to Newfoundland, where
they were held to await a vessel from
the United States.
"Not long ago." continued Lehne
mann, "a ship went into Boston Harbor
and landed 21 Ch'nese."
According to Lehnemann. the expedi
tions are backed by a man named
Goodman Phillips, of Boston, who is
now in England.
Local Baseball Fans to Give Souve
nirs to Players.
The many Portland baseball enthusiasts
who have been regaled during the past
season with as splendid an article of their
favorite sport as has ever been their
fortune to witness, are shortly to be
called upon to contribute liberally toward,
a fund for presenting the Individual play
ers of the Portland team with some ap
propriate souvenir of their victory In
the Pacific Coast League . Season which
will shortly be concluded.
The proposition was advanced several
days ago by Fred N. Bay who proposed
to start a subscription for the purpose
of giving the players some little token
of the fans' appreciation of their victory
This suggestion was called to the atten
tion of Tom Richardson, manager of the
Commercial Club, who is sponsor of the
name "Beavers." by which title the club
has been known this season. Manager
Richardson took the matter up with the
Commercial Club yesterday with the re
sult that the club selected as a general
committee the following fans: Sheriff
Stevens. Fred Olson. W. T. Pangle, Wil
liam J. Petrain. Tom Richardson. Charles
Stinger,' C. B. Hickman. Dr. James C.
Zan. A. D. Charlton. George Trowbridge,
Fred N. Bay and Fred P. Baumgartner.
A meeting of this committee has been
called for Friday afternoon at 6 o'clock
In the parlors of the Commercial Club,
when plans for the raising of this sub
scription will be discussed. It is desired
to raise a suitable amount that will en
able the committee on behalf of the fans
of Portland to present the members of
the team with some little trophy that
will commemorate the winning of the
pennant by the members of the crack
aggregation, many of whom will be scat
tered throughout the country by the time
next season rolls around. Mementos of
this kind it is urged, keep players in
closer touch with fans and 6erves to in
crease their Interest in the game. The
members of the Oakland and Los An
geles teams, both of which have won
pennants in this league, are wearing
souvenir badges of their victories, and
the Tacoma Club was presented with new
clothing as the evidence of the fans' appreciation.
Some Counties Ralsa. More Than the
Amount of Tax Required
by Law.
SALEM, Or.. Oct. 10. (Special.) Over
3,0X books were added to public school
libraries in the State of Oregon during the
year 1906, under the provisions of the law
which requires county courts to levy a
tax equal to 10 cents per capita, upon the
school population for library purposes.
The books cost a total of 11,S02. of which
sura $&00 was raised by other means than
the direct tax, such as by giving enter
tainments, collecting subscriptions, etc.
That there is general interest in the
school library movement Is indicated by
the fact that 75 per cent of the counties
sent money for books in addition to that
required by law.
The books purchased this year have not
yet been delivered, but will be in the
hands of county superintendents by Oc
tober 31 and will be sent to the districts
by the superintendent or can be secured
by the district officers if they call upon
the superintendent at the county seat.
These books go to every schoolhouse
in the State, the number depending upon
the school population of the district. The
smaller districts will have only two or
three new books, while the larger ones
will have many. Eact district will re
ceive its proportion of books and next
year and in succeeding years a corre
sponding number, until the schools will
eventually have good local libraries. The
books purchased for each district are se
lected by the teacher or school officiaJs
so that If a school has already acquired
a book another copy is not purchased
for it.
This year a number of counties raised
more money by taxation than was re
quired by law. Lake County raised 30
cents per capita. Klamath 12Vi cents. Mal
heur 12'4 cents, Tillamook 15 cents and
other counties smaller sums. The money
was expended for books at prices fixed
after competitive bids, so that the books
were purchased at lower prices than
could be secured from local book dealers.
Larger Hood River Fruitgrowers
Take Apple-Pickers From Others.
HOOD EIVER. Or.. Oct 10. (Special.)
Labor is at such a premium at Hood
River that prominent fruitgrowing con
cerns needing men are sending emissaries
about offering employes of ranchers and
others higher wages. In order to get them
to desert their employer Although 150
or more Japanese have been shipped into
Hood River recently to pick apples and
work In the sawmills, there is such a
dearth of men that the apple crop is men
aced, and if labor of some kind Is not
soon found it may mean a serious loss to
apple-growers. White labor is preferred
to Japanese, but it Is impossible to get
It at present at any price, and for this
reason a good many brown men have
been put to .picking apples.
As the lumber mills are In as great
need of men as the fruitgrowers, the
Elppa Orchard Company, which owns a
mill In the upper Mount Hood district, is
said by fruitgrowers to be sending men
about taking their apple-pickers away
from them. One apple-grower says that
while he was away from home they .went
to his orchard and prevailed on his men
to 6trike. and that other Japanese In the
neighborhood, hearing that they could get
more money from the Orchard Company's
mill, also quit.
There is considerable feeling over the
matter, and growers are denouncing the
methods of the Elppa people. The Orch
ard Company says that It Is a case of
supply and demand, and if they are will
ing to pay more money for labor than
the ranchers, they are entitled to the
Spectator May Die of Hurts Received
During Fire at Echo.
ECHO. Or , Oct. 10 (Special.) Tonight
at 11 o'clock the Brundage barber shop
and residence were destroyed by fire. The
total loss 1b $3000. Charles Heftener was
struck by a flying water tank and both
feet crushed and he is probably fatally
Injured, though standing fully 150 feet
away. He had recently returned from
Alaska. The explosion is supposed to
have been caused by a gasoline tank.
Session of Willamette Presbytery.
CORVALLIS. Or.. Oct. 10. (Special.)
The Presbytery of the Willamette conclud
ed a session here today. Rev. M. S. Bush,
of Corvallis, was moderator: Rev. Mr.
Babcock, of Salem, permanent clerk, and
W. S. Lowry. of Newberg, temporary
clerk. The following were receieved from
other Presbyteries: Revs. McGee, of Tu
lare; White of Corning; Elliott, of South
ern Oregon; Williams, of Decatur. Rev.
Andrew Carrick was released from the
pastorate of the Brownsville church to
go to the Olympia Presbytery. Rev. Mr.
Babcock was made chairman of the
Presbyterian Brotherhood. a laymen's
organization newly established, on the
recommendation of the General Assem
bly, me resignation was accepted of
Rev. E. J. Thompson as chairman of the
home missions committee-
Paving Company's Time Extended.
PENDLETON. Or., Oct. 10. (Special.)
The City Council tonight granted the
Warren Construction Company a 60-day
extension of time to their contract for
the paving of Main and Court streets.
The failure of the railroad company to
deliver the machinery was set up as the
reason why the work could not be com
pleted In the time specified in the con
tract. This expires October 12.
Mayor Fee tonight appointed John
Glasscock as Street Commisloner and the
appointment was confirmed by the Council.
Croker Joins Issue on Charge
of Corruption.
Libel Suit Begun in Irish Court
Against Harmsworth Magazine.
Did 'ot TTse Tammany for
Personal Gain.
DUBLIN. Oct. 10. Richard Croker to
day formally inaugurated the libel
euit which will bring to a definite is
sue the auestlon whether he used his
position as chief of Tammany Hall for
purposes of financial profit. The suit
is against a London magazine which
publishes in its current number a
scathing article against the growth, of
to-called "Tammanylsm" in England.
Incidentally detailing in chapters the
operations of Tweed and Croker.
The latter's affidavit makes sweep
ing denial of any wrongdoing while
head of Tammany Hall, and especially
denies using the organization for pur
poses of extortion or personal profit.
The case will be tried before an Irish
Jury, and It is expected will attract
much attention, owing to the Issue over
the honesty pf Tammany's administra
tion. That a notable array of lawyers
will be retained Is indicated by the
position of Mr. Croker's counsel, James
William Campbell. K. C, who repre
sented Dublin University in the House
of Commons, and who was successively
Solicitor-General and Attorney-General
for Ireland under the late Balfour gov
ernment. In the- Four Courts. J. W. Campbell.
Croker's attorney In his libel suit a,galnst
the London Magazine, applied for per
mission to serve a writ on the Amalgam
ated Press, publishers of the magazine.
The Amalgamated Press Is one of the
Harmsworth companies, with headquar
ters in London, so It was necessary to
obtain the sanction of the court to servo
the writ outside the court's Jurisdiction.
Mr. Campbell pointed out that the Dublin
agents of the defendant had been served
with a writ on behalf of the defendant.
Mr. Croker, he 6ald, sought in addition
to recover damages to restrain the de
fendants from publishing certain "gross
and defamatory statements concerning
him." under the heading of "Tammany
Jn England." "It Is of the utmost Im
portance to Mr. Croker that he should
have an early opportunity of vindicating
his character." continued the counsel.
Justice Gibbon gave counsel permission
to serve the writ on the secretary of the
Amalgamated Press.
Proposed Spanish Law Will Limit
Powers and Finances.
MADRID. Oct 10. The new Law of
Assooiations, according to the Heraldo,
will contain the following provisions:
First No religious order shall be estab
lished without the authorization of Par
liament. Second The state shall accord support
to any member of a religious order desir
ing to renounce the vows taken.
Third The Minister of Justice Is em
powered to withdraw the authorization of
any religious order found to be inimical
to morality or publlo tranquility.
' Fourth The Cabinet shall forthwith ex
amine the authorization previously grant
ed to religiotis orders and cancel those
which are illegal.
Fifth Religious orders whose members
are foreigners, and whose director re
sides abroad, shall be dissolved. The au
thorities are empowered to enter monas
teries without ecclesiastical sanction.
Sixth Religious orders shall not be al
lowed to hold property in excess of the
objects for which they were Instituted.
Seventh The sums of money donated by
members of religious orders to such lnstl
tions for their administration and the
sums derived by orders from charitable
subscriptions shall be strictly limited.
Eighth All legacies to religious orders
or donations to orders by living persons
or by testaments or through interme
diaries are formally prohibited.
Ninth Religious orders engaging In
trade or industry shall pay the regular
Tenth Regulations for the dissolution
of religious orders will be established.
Eleventh The law of 18S7 concerning
Sarsaparilla enjoys the dis
tinction of being the grea ti
es t. curative cad preventive
medicine the world has ever
known. It. is an all-round
medicine, producing its un
equalled effects by purify
ing vitalizing and enriching
the blood on which t,he
health and strength of every
organ, bone and tissue de
pend. Accept no substi
tute for Hood's, but in
sist on having Hood's
Hood $
G. P. R
Between Washington and Alder Sts.
Alaska Sealskin Coats
Mink and Otter Coats
Persian Lamb Coats
Astrachan Coats
Broadtail -Coats
Near Seal Coats
Fur Neckwear and Muffs in ermine,
sable, mink, chinchilla, lynx, otter,
beaver, fox, etc., etc. : Automobile
coats, caps, gloves and robes. Fur
rugs and robes. Send for catalogue.
Mail orders promptly
filled New Fall
Catalog sent on request
'Robinson & Wells
English Tailored Hats
Exclusive Millinery forWomenof Fashion
You are cordially invited to
view these exclusive models
Sole Agents for Pacific Coast
25c Turkish
Towels, 19c
These Bleached Turkish
Towels are thick and
heavy, made to sell at
25c; great special
the registering
mains In force.
of religious orders re-
Salem District Convention.
ALBANY. Or.. Oct. 10 (Special.) The
Eyesight Specialists
,t T -It v-y ?
Oregon Optical Co.
173 Fourth Street. nX. M. C. A. Bldg.
The Leading; Opticians of Pacific Northwest.
Washington Building
Positively cured by these
Little Pills.
They also relieve Distress from Dyspepsia,
Indigestion and Too Hearty Ealing. A per.
feet remedy for Dizziness, Nausea, Drowsl.
nes, Bad Taste in the Mouth, Coated Tongas)
Pain in the Side. TORPID LIVER. Thoy
Regulate the Bowels. Purely Vegetable.
Small PIH. Small Doafe
Small Prlco.
ittfi I IVER
tiut- n
Good Merchandise Only Quality Considered Our Price Are Always the Lowest
2000 Yds. $1.50 to $2.00 Suitings, 98c Yd.
3000 Yds. $1.50-$2.00 Cloakings,98cYd.
Right now, while other stores are charging their highest prices, we offer 5000
yards of the most elegant pure wool 54-inch suitings and cloakings in fancy
mixtures and novelties, suitable for tailor-made suits, skirts, children's cloaks,
etc., all colors. They sell regularly at $1.50 to
closed them at the
Salem district convention of the Sunday
School League and Young People's Chris
tian Alliance met In Albany today. The
$25 Tailored Suits $18
All bright, snappy designs, some Eton styles and
other new, jaunty effects; new material; good
value for $25.00 18.00
Nobby $30 Suits $25
Made of fine broadcloth, In solid colors and fancy
weaves', also 6hady stripes and overplaids; all
the newest and desirable modes; $30.00
values . $25.00
Raincoats and Cravenettes
Just received, a new shipment of the latest and up-to-date
rainy-weather Coats; come and see them;
ranging from $8.50 to $60.00
i)p- Graves
Tooth Powder
you have a perfect dentifrice and
antiseptic. It insures mouth purity
and beauty becomes a part of
ones life in its twice-a-day use.
Just ask your dentist about it.
In handy metal cans or bottles, 85c
Dr Graves' Tsof h Powder Go.
Art Departm't Exhibition
The largest and best Art Department in the North
west is now displaying every new fad and every known
kind of art needlework, pyrography, etc. The new
Biedermaier embroidery with its quaint stitches and
odd designs, as well as many other novelties are being
shown. Some of the most interesting things are placed
in our Third-st. window, You are invited ts view them
The Owl Gut-Rate Drug St or e
Cold well's Peruvian Tonic-. 90
Beef. Iron and Wine 6f
Iron Tonic Bitters OOe
Trommer's Extract or Malt
with Codllver OH 83Utf
Celery and Kola Nerve Tonio 90c
Compound Syrup o Hypophos- 75J
VIolette Toilet Water, 5 oz. 486
Vlolette Soap, S cakes in box.
2 boxes 254
Palmer's Violet Toilet Water
right time at a price positively
sessions are held In the Immanuel evan
gelical Church, and will last for two
days. A lare number of delegates and
Choose those
new Fall
clothes today
and share in
the unexam
pled offering
on Women's
Fall Apparel
of Fashion
tone and
To usher in
the October
selling with
a rush, we
have particu
larly prepared
this series of
special offer
ings for today
only. Each
item quoted
carries a gen
uine saving to
We have the .
largest variety to
choose from. No
where else' can you
find this large as
sortment. Then,
too, every article
In our stock Is
bright, fresh and
up-to-date in style
and finish. . -
All Our
Own Furs
and not only save
you 20 to 40 per cent,
but also the middle
man's profit.
Best quality Jap Mink, fancy brocade lining. Tie;
regular price $11.50; special today and tomorrow
Select One of
Our Charming $4.98
Trimmed Hats
Today you get as much style, quality and millinery
elegance as are possessed by most $8 to $10 Hats
shown elsewhere; for today's selling we offer
about 125 clever new trimmed and suit Hats, just
fresh from the creative fingers of our skilled
trimmers, all this Fall's smartest shapes and
colors; choice for ..$4.9S
Spoons, Forks and Knives for All Purposes, in a Host of
Artistic Patterns. Every Piece Stamped "Ster
ling," the Mark of Quality. Favorable Prices.
Manufacturing Jewelers,
Headquarter for
Artistic Pict ure-Framing
by Expert Framers
Fouller's Meat and Malt. S1.12
Hoft's German Malt Extract
with Iron 36
German Malt Extract 25
Stern's wine of Codllver Oil . . S3c
Iron and Manganese Pepton
ized 75
Almond Cream. 5 oz 256
Babv Borated Talcum, can.. 4
Sheffield's Tooth Powder, 2
cans 256
Espey's Cream 166
$2.00, but we f O --.
unmatchable Ov
ministers are In attendance, and an In
teresting programme has been arranged
for the convention.
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