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THE MUKNIM OJKJSUOMA'. THURSDAY, AUGUST 1, 1907.
FOR BUTTE CRIME
Henry J. Gruber in Irons for
Complicity in Northern
Pacific Robbbery. "
MAY FACE MURDER CHARGE
Confederate at Butte Gives Informa
tion That May Lead to Conviction
of the Slayer of Engineer
Clow Last May.
ASTORIA, Or.. July 81. (Special.) An
enlisted man giving his name as Henry
J. Gruber Is under arrest at Fort Stevens
on a charge o being Implicated in the
robbery of a Northern Pacific train In
Montana last May in which Engineer
Clow was killed. Gruber is but 20 years
of age and came to Fort Stevens on July
22, from Butte, Mont., where he had en
listed a few days before.
That Gruber Is the man's correct name
is considered certain for the reason that
he gave his father's name on the descrlp
, tive list the same as on the "D and A"
card when he enlisted. He wos placed
under arrest at 10 o'clock yesterday morn
ing m accordance j with telegraphic In
structions received from the commanding
officer at Vancouver Barracks, who di
rected that the prisoner be held until an
officer arrives for him. Gruber is kept
'n the guardhouse heavily ironed.
The Attorney-General of Oregon has
been requested to give all the assistance
necessary to take Gruber out of the state
v that he can be returned to Montana.
The first instructions concerning the ar
rest of Gruber were received from the
Vi'Blt Department at Washington on Mon
day and directed the officers at the post
to- keep him under surveillance. This
message was followed by the order yes
terday to arrest him.
TOWER IMPLICATES TWO MEN
Gruber and Gordon, Named by Him,
May Be Same.
BUTTE, Mont., July 31. George Tower,
arrested yesterday upon the charge of Im
plication In the hold-up of the North
Coast Limited, near Butte, on May 7 last,
and the murder of Engineer Clow, today.
In the course of an Interview in the Inter
Mountaln, Implicates two men he names
as Joe Gordon and "Dutch." These men,
says Tower, were the actual robbers, but
he allowed them to use his room in a local
lodging house as headquarters. He says
Gordon threatened to kill him if he
Tower Is 22 years old. He says his par
ents reside in Galesburg. 111. He left
home as a boy and has wandered all over
the West. Beside Gordon and Dutch.
Tovrer says a man named G. C. Hastings
was in the plot. A suspect Is now under
. arrest at a port on the Columbia River,
Or., and a Butte deputy Sheriff left last
night to bring him. here. The local police,
who are after the J4000 reward, will not
name the place of Gordon's detention.
This suspect, whose name the police will
not divulge, is believed to be Clow's
murderer. The other two men have not
The first clue to Tower's guilt was had
through a suit case filled with dynamite.
This was found on the blind platform of
the baggage car just after the robbers
fled. It contained several sticks of dyna
mite. This suit case was identified only
Tuesday by Mrs. Hurley -Hungate, who
runs the house at which Tower was Stay
ing. Tower's arrest followed. Mrs. Hun
gate had seen the suit case In Tower's
room the day before the hold-up and mur
der. While denying actual complicity in the
crime beyond allowing Gordon to use his
room as headquarters,: Tower acknowl
edges long intimacy between the two men.
He- has roamed around the West with
Gordon for five years. He Bays Gordon
had a plot to blow open the safe in the
postoffice at Newcastle, Wyo.. five years
Tower Is tall and slim and looks like a
mere boy. He has brown hair and brown
eyes. Gordon, who Is believed to be the
man held in Oregon. Is about 27 years of
?e and light complexloned. "Dutch,"
Tower says, is shorter and ?alks with a
All Tower will say is that Gordon
brought a burglar's kit to his room the
n'ght before the holdup, borrowed Tower's
valise and went away. Gordon came
back the day after the holdup. Tower,
reading of the crime, charged Gordon with
It and Gordon threatened to kill him.
Then Gordon left and Tower has not seen
The police believe that Tower and the
man held In Oregon alone are Implicated
and that "Dutch" and "Hastings" are
pure Inventions. Tower says Gordon
worked r.s porter at the Antlers Hotel in
Newcastle. Wyo.. In 1902. at the- time of
the postoffice robbery plot there. That
plot, he says, fell through, because he,
Tower, backed out.
FIGHT ON IN FOUR STATES
Montana Labor Federation Declares
Telephone Company Unfair.
BUTTE. Mont., July 31. The Montana
State Federation of Labor today declared
the Rocky Mountain Bell Telephone Com
pany unfair, and ordered out all of the
operators In the state affiliated with the
organization. Every trades-council in the
state will be advised of the action and di
rected to boycott the company. Presi
dent Falrgrleve said today that' similar
action would be taken by the Utah Fed
" eratlon of Labor, and that the unions In
Wyoming would also take up the cam
paign, which Is to be pressed until the
company Is forced to terms.
This action grows out of the strike of
' linemen In Utah, Wyoming, Idaho and
parts of Montana. At a conference be
tween Manager Murray, of the Tele
phone Company. President Falrgrleve an-
v lce-Presldent Sullivan, of the Electrical
'VVorkers, in this city last night, no agree
ment was reached.
President Falrgrleve said today that the
company would accept the terms of the
operators who were on strike here pro
viding the State Federation would rec
ognize the company as being fair. This
he said, the Federation would not do, as
the linemen are ait Uiated with the or
In communities where labor is or
ganized In the four states In which thn
'.iii'i.Mi jipany operates, business men will be
ced to take out their telephones and
.use all business relations with the
company. Manager Murray, who left this
afternoon for the eastern part of the
state, said this afternoon the company
was willing at all times to confer with
organized labor to bring about a settle-
ment. He said the Butt unions had not j
kept their signed agreements in respect '
BUTTE MINES MAY SHUT DOWN
Machinists Called Out for Raise of
BUTTE. Mont., July 31.' The refusal of
the mineowners of this city to grant an
Increase of 60 cents a day to the machin
ists employed at the mines was followed
by the calling out of the members of the
Machinists Union at midnight tonight.
The men will complete their vote before
midnight tonight. Should they strike, it
will result in the shutting down of the
mines as the result of the wear and tear
on the machinery without any repairs
Pittsburg Coal Miners May Strike.
PITTSBURG, July 31. The executive
board of district No. 6, United Mine
Workers of America, which embraces the
Pittsburg district, tonight authorized
President Patrick Feehan to call a strike
of the miners In this district Immediately,
alleging that the Pittsburg Coal Com
pany has been violating the wage agree
ment repeatedly. Mr. Feehan has an
nounced that he will give the company a
few hours In which to adjust matters.
Over 14,000 miners will be affected in the
event of a strike.
Strike Ties Up More Silk Mills.
SCRANTON. Pa., July 31. Seven hun
dred operatives at the Empire and Klotz
mills at Simpson, near here, have quit
work, making the total number of silk
workers in the Lackawanna Valley idle
through their strike 4400. Less than 2000
remain at work and the strike. It is be
lieved, will soon Involve them. The
operatives are asking for a shorter
SHEETS QUITS UNDER FIRE
HEAD OF SALT LAKE POLICE
While Under Indictment for Con
spiring With Swindlers, Chief
SALT LAKE CITY. ,ly 31. Chief of
Police George Sheets resigned today. He
is under indictment on the charge of con
spiring with professional swindlers to
fleece tourists stopping In the city. The
loss of $10,000 by two Scotchmen en route
to Los Angeles started the scandal. T..e
victims were enticed into a card game,
the game was raided by pretended offi
cers who took all the money the visitors
had on their persons and when the
Scotchman compelled a bogus officer to
go with him to police headquarters the
latter was permitted by the Chief to
leave the building and escape.
Chief Sheets and his. friends have in
sisted that the charges against him are
unfounded and brought for political ef
fect. In a statement accompanying his
resignation Sheets says that he retires
for the good of the service Inasmuch as
the attacks on his character have im
paired the efficiency of the police force.
OFFICER'S BULLET FATAL
William Stevens Dies From Wound
Inflicted by Policeman Roberts.
Coroner Finley will hold an inquest at
3 o'clock this afternoon over the body of
William Stevens, who died at the Good
Samaritan ' Hospital yesterday morning
from a bullet wound, Inflicted by Patrol
man Griff Roberts, during a riot at East
Sixth and East Morrison streets, the
night of July 20. The victim, who was a
bystander, was shot through the head,
and death resulted from hemorrhages of
the brain. He was single and worked
for the Ice Delivery Company.
Saturday night, July 20, at 11 o'clock.
Patrolman Roberts was sent to the Mor
rison Cafe, East' Sixth and East Morri
son streets, to quell a riot that was start
ed there by members of what for years
has been known as the "Boggess gang,"
Frank Boggess being Its leader.
After visiting the saloon and ordering
the young hoodlums to cease their noisy
actions, Roberts walked outside with one
of the crowd, whom he Intended to send
home. Others followed, nnd mede
a deperate attack on the officer, who
was forced to draw his weapon in self
defense. He fired four shots. Among
those attracted to the scene was William
Stevens, who was struck in the head by
the fourth bullet. He was removed to
the hospital, where City Physician Zeigler
took charge of the case, but the injury
All of the members of the gang were
allowed to escape on the night of the
shooting, but on the following Monday
warrants were Issued for their arrest,
and Patrolmen Roberts and Stuart were
given a week off regular patrol duty to
locate and take them Into custody. The
otlicers succeeded in capturing five
youths, but Frank Boggess, the leader of
the gang, is still at large.
WOULD MOVE HEAD CAMP
Seattle Woodmen Try to Wrest
Headquarters From Denver.
SEATTLE, Wash., July 31. At this
morning's session of the head camp con
vention of Woodmen of the World,
Charles A. Reynolds, of Seattle, sprung
a surprise in the shape of a motion to
change the headquarters from Denver to
Seattle. He told of the dissatisfaction
that has been current among members
on the Coast by reason of keeping the
head camp in Colorado, while the scene
of the greatest activity of the Woodmen
is located on the Coast.
The states erf Washington, Oregon and
California have nearly two-thirds of the
entire membership of the order, Coa.
States having 64,106, while the other six
states have only 36,155 members.
FISHERY PLANT BURNED
Two Lives Lost and $800,000 In
GREENPORT, L. I., July 31. The
American Fishery Company's plant at
Promised Land, 18 miles east of here,
was destroyed by fire today. Loss, $800,
000. Two lives were lost.
Jerome Takes Up Armenian Case.
NEW YORK, July 31. District Attor
ney Jerome has taken personal charge of
the investigation into the plots of the
Armenian blackmailers which led to the
assassination of H. S. Tavahanjlan.
A trunk is reported to have been found
In Lowell, Mass., where Bedrose Ham
partzoomlan, the slayer of Tavshanjian,
lived which is said to contain papers re
vealing the plots of the blackmailers. The
blackmailing letters demanded sums
ranging from $10,000 to $25,000.
FOR NERVOCS DISORDERS
Take Hnraford's Arid Phonphato
Restores strength and lndw refreshing sleep
without th uh of d&iureroua druu.
Superintendent of Blind School
to Manage Sucker State
NATIVE SON AND SOLDIER
Has Served as County School Super
Intendent and Fought in Philip
pines No Candidates for Po
sition Have Appeared. '
SPRINGFIELD, III.. July 31. (Special.)
The board of trustees of the State
School for the Blind met tonight and
elected Professor oeorge W. Jones, sup
erintendent of the Oregon School for the
Blind, at Salem, Or., as superintendent.
Professor Jones- Is a native of Oregon.
He was graduated from the, Illinois Wes
leyan University, at Bloomlngton.
SALEM, Or., July-31. (Special.) Sup
erintendent G. W. Jones, of the Oregon
Blind School, was born and raised in
Marion County. He taught school up
to June, 1S96, when he was elected County
School Superintendent for a term of two
years, and had Just entered on a second
term In that office In 1S9S when the war
broke out with Spain and he enlisted as
a private in Company K, Second Oregon
Volunteers. He served throughout the
Philippine campaign and was mustered
out. quartermaster-sergeant of his com
pany. He resumed his office of County
Superintendent upon his return and
served out the term, and a few months
later was appointed under the adminis
tration of Governor Geer, Superintendent
of the Blind School, which he has held
Politically he 1 a Republican, and has
always taken an active and prominent
part in local and state campaigns. To
all - except the members of the State
Board -of Education his election to the
presidency of the Illinois Institution
comes as a complete surprise, for his
candidacy for the position was not
known. On this account no applications
have been received from aspirants to his
Oregon position, and the members of the
Board of Education do not know who his
successor will be. As this is the vacation
period, there will be no meeting to fill
WILL GIVE GfrEAT OVATION
Federation Men to Hold Torchlight
Parade In Denver.
DENVER, July 31. L.ec. etary-Treas-urer
James Klrwan. of the Western
Federation of Miners, is arranging for
a big celebration on the acquittal of
W. D. Haywood, who ' was tried at
Boise on the charge of conspiring to
murder Former Governor Steunenberg.
Tentative plans include a public meet
ing and torchlight parade in this city
next Sunday,, with similar celebrations
in all the towns of the state where
federation members or sympathizers
reside. Labor leaders from this city
left for Salt Lake 11 today and to
morrow to act as an escort for Moyer
and Haywood on their trip from Salt
Lake to Denver, and in the meantime
arrangements for general celebration
will be completed by persons, on the
ground. In, speaking of the plans Mr.
"While we are celebrating for Hay
wood and Moyer, we want it under
stood right from the shoulder that or
ganized labor of, this country will not
stop Its fight to vindicate all its men.
George Pettibone will soon be a free
man. We are determined to stand by
him whether they give him bail or not.
He will also be vindicated from the
lying charges made against him by the
CHEER FOR HAYWOOD VERDICT
Utah Laborers Regard It as Victory
for Unions. .
BINGHAM JUNCTION, Utah, July SI.
Cheering the verdict of the Idaho
Jury which found William D. Haywoofl
not guilty of a murderous conspiracy,
1000 men marched the streets tonight
and later held a mass meeting at which
the outcome of the Boise trial was ap
plauded as a distinct victory for the
cause of labor.
A majority of the celebrants were
members of the Mill & Smeltermen's
Union, an organization affiliated with
the Western Federation of Miners.
HAS TO WATCH HIM DROWN
Wife Sits Helpless While Husband
Is Swept Away.
BUTTE, Mont., July 31. A special to
the Miner from Virginia City tells of the
drowning of W. R. Baldwin, a well-known
rancher of the Upper Madison Valley, be
fore the eyes of his wife. Baldwin, while
attempting to ford a swollen stream, be
came stranded In midrlver. Cutting the
horses loose from the wagon he attempt
ed to swim to the bank with the animals,
but lost the reins and was drowned while
his wife sat helpless on the high wagon
seat with the water touching her feet.
The ford was in an out of the way place,
and for 24 hours Mrs. Baldwin sat ma
rooned. A stage driver passing was fi
nally attracted by her cries, and In at
tempting to rescue the woman his team
became entangled in the debris and he
narrowly escaped drowning by cutting
his team loose.
Baldwin's body was found 28 miles be
low where he was drowned.
ENDS REIGN OF BURGLARS
Arr ifr of Three Suspects Followed
y Discovery of Plunder.
SAN BERNARDINO. Cal., July 31. It
is believed that a long reign of burglary,
in which thousands of dollars' worth of
property, has disappeared, is ended in the
arrest of H. G. Place-and his wife and a
man named Williams or Baker. Place
and Baker are employed in the Santa Fe
shops here and are well known In town.
Several thousand dollars' worth of loot
were recovered. This included three
trunks packed with silk dresses, table
linen, all manner of high-priced clothing.
Including costly Chinese garments. Boxes
of silverware were found concealed in the
back yard of the Place home. For many
months burglary after burglary has oc
curred without any clues or arrests.
Hood's SarsanarlTTa 'cure -mfi,1n oit
rheum and all other '. troubles caused by
A COOL STORE
Cool breeiti blow gently
through a thorough-way aisle
(the main aisle from Fifth to
Sixth street), making this the
most comfortable shopping place
In Portland. The genuine bar
gains add to the comfort of shop'
plng; here. Make use of our rest
room and have a dainty lunch in
the tea room. Make shopping a
Every Linen Suit Have at Half
Here is a rare opportunity to wear smart Wash Suits at a low price. The most aristo
cratic and exclusively shown in Wash Suits this season are those we have. They are
tailored by the best workmen in the garment business. They are from houses famous
for originality and style. We include the very swagger Princess . Jumper styles, the
fancy and Eton and Pony Jacket styles and the mannish cutaway Coat suits. All to
gether, it's a Wash Suit sale unparalled in this season's business. Xf'y Print
Choose from any one in the lot at ' & iCc
values. ..pJi JJ
WHITE AND COLORED WASH SKIRTS, in duck or linenette, in plain or( fancy
styles and in nearly all sizes. There is mighty good choice here for those wifo come
earlv. They are regularly worth from $1.50 to $2.25. Special f Q
for today ...?0 XBJltS
ENJOIN PL BOW
Taylor's Supervisors Carry
Contest to Court.
SCHEME TO SEIZE-OFFICES
The Court Temporarily Restrains
Schmitz Board From Assuming
Office Pqjlice Planned Raid
on City Offices.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 31. The issue
between the Board of Supervisors appoint
ed by Mayor Taylor and the 14 men
named yesterday by ex-Mayor Schmitz
for the same offices was brought Into the
courts today, when Presiding Judge Cof
fey, on application of W. B. Kollmyer, on
behalf of the Taylor appointees, issued a
temporary restraining order to prevent
the Schmitz board from making any move
toward assuming office.
Mr. Kollmyer, on behalf of- the Board,
filed the application for an Injunction at
the office of the County Clerk, alleging
that it is part of the plan of the Schmitz
men to seize the office, records, seal, and
other belongings of the Supervisors and
attempt to usurp the authority of the
Board. It is alleged that Chief of Police
Dlnan intends to aid the 14 unlicensed men
in this raid upon the Supervisors' offices,
and the court iff asked to restrain them
all from doing anything in this direction.
Presiding Judge Coffey issued a tempor
ary restraining order and assigned the
case to Judge Seawell in Department
NOT ENOUGH JURORS REMAIN
Halsey Trial Delayed Because Many
SAN FRANCISCO. July 3L-r-The work of
selecting a Jury to try Theodore V. Halsey
of the Pacific States Telephone & Tele
graph Company on the charge of bribing
Supervisor Lonergan in the sum of $5000
to vote against a franchise for the Home
Telephone Company will not be begun
until tomorrow morning. Judge Dunne
was forced to continue the case for one
day because there were available only
seven veniremen of the venire of 60 sum
moned Monday, the other 53 having pre
sented valid excuses why they should not
serve, and the second . venire of 100 not
having yet been returned. Examination
of veniremen cannot be begun until 12
are seated in the Jury box.
Attorneys for the prosecution and for
the defense in the Schmitz extortion case
are still in conference over the amend
ments submitted by the former to the
latter's bill of exceptions. As soon as they
reach a conclusion. Judge Dunne will be
asked to settle the bill and Schmitz" ap
peal to the District Court of Appeals for
a new trial will be perfected. It is ex
pected that soon thereafter the convicted
Mayor will ask the higher courts for bail.
One Passenger and Engineer Killed.
JONESBORO. 111.. July 3L The engine
and two coaches of a fast south-bound
Mobile & Ohio passenger train was de
railed between here and Mill Creek this
afternoon, killing Edward Williams, of
Jackson, Tenn., and probably fatally in
juring Engineer A. A. Wilde, of Jackson,
. . j J 'T WIU
ine engine lumea uvcr aim jn.tr. uf
PORTLAND'S SATISFACTORY MAIL
Here is a tremendous Thursday Sale for those who are
furnishing a summer cottage, or have bed-rooms to cur
tain. They are exceedingly dainty, made of snowy white
muslin and come in good full widths and lengths. There
are slx S1"03 m tne lot we pioce on sale 1 nursaay ana ic
contains upwards of six hundred pairs. A purchase that
we got for a great deal less
pass the savings on to you.
values. pJ odJ
values . . .
was scalded. Several passengers were
badly bruLsed, but none seriously injured.
CHAOS AMONG LIQUOR MEN
Great Loss Expected In Georgia
AUGUSTA. 6a., July 31. Chaos reigns
in the 'liquor traffic in this state today,
since It Is certain that the bill for abso
lute prohibition after January 1 will be
signed by Governor Smith soon.
Augusta will lose 12,500,000 in property
values and license taxes. Atlanta's loss
will almost treble all other whisky-selling
places in the state.
TAKES TRIP IN MOUNTAINS
Secretary of Agriculture AVllson to
Visit Forest Reserves.
TACOMA, Wash.. July 31. Secretary ot
Agriculture Wilson spent the day In
viewing the residence district of the city
and was the guest of prominent citizens
at luncheon at the Union Club. Tomor
row morning he will go to Aehford, In
the Mount Rainier Reserve, and will
spend some time In the mountains, going
as Oar as Longmire's Springs.
The Trip Free
He travels like a prince. He's selected his SUIT CASE as well as his hat,
ties, negligee shirts, bathing suit, neckwear, belt, etc., etc., at Robinson & Co.'s
great Anticipation Sale, and by so doing saved enough to pay for his entire trip!
SUIT CASES : TRAVELING BAGS : HAT BOXES
This is a splendid new stock just in ; newest leathers ; strongest construction ; late
popular styles ; the kind particular men demand, because of their elegant appearance
and their durability; steel frames; canvas and leather-lined; all offered at 25 per
cent discount. Kegular prices run from $4.50 to $21.50
Now From $3.35 to $16.10
All the season's best styles, in all sizes
from 30 to 50. Regular 75c to $2.00
Now 45c to $1.35
These shirts are the ones you always ad
mire on olier men! They fit. Cuffs
attached or two pairs detached; regular
Whatever else your needs may
,ver else your needs may suggest 'in men's furnishings, you'll find
equally high grade. You can't get a shoddy article in this store! If
f they can't make a mistake!
ni an ,
Keep an Eye
the Street to
Mu s tin
than we usually pay and we
Have your share.
MAY AGAIN FACE ASYLUM
COMMITMENT STILL PEXDS
AGAINST J. A. CHAXLER.
Declared Sane In Virginia He Is a
Lunatic In New York Where
Suit Calls Him.
- NEW YORK, July 31. John Arm
strong Chanler, the former husband of
Amelle Rives, must take the chance of
agaMn being sent to an asylum for the
Insane If he comes to New Yorl. next
October, to prosecute a legal action
now pending. Chanler is a lunatic in
the State of New York under a com
mitment of the Supreme Court, and
at the same time is a sane man under
the rulings of the courts of Virginia.
It is in connection with a decision of
the New York Supreme Court in bis
case that Chanler purposes to begin an
action next October. Fearing that
steps would be taken to restrain him
under the lunacy decision if he entered
the state, Chanler today through his at
torney appealed to Judge Hough in the
United States Court for an order re
Washable ties for the Summer in abun
dance mark the man of taste. Our reg
ular 75c, 50c and 35c grades
Now 45c, 35c, 25c
The greatest variety of the best grades
manufactured lisle thread, mercerized
cottori, balbriggan, nainsook, ,Hght
wool; regular 75c to $2.00 grade
Now 45c to $1.35
values P (
straining any person from interfering
with his liberty when he comes here
next October. Judge Hough said he
knew of no law which would Justify
him in taking such action, but he sug
gested that the moment Chanler came ,
within the jurisdiction of the United
States courts he could avail himself of
a writ of habeas corpus to protect him
during the trial.
Thomas T. Sherman some time ago
was appointed custodian of Chanlers'
person and as such had control of
Chanlers' big estate. In the trial set for
October, Chanler will seek to have his
property restored to his keeping.
SHUTS DOOR UPON HAYES
Kansas City Elects Temporary Po
lice Chief to Succeed Him.
KANSAS CITY, Mo., July 31. Daniel
Aliern, inspector of detectives, was made
temporary chief of police to succeed John
Hayes by the Board of Police Commis
sioners today. Hayes' term had expired
and no action to remove him was neces
sary. Charges of the grave'st nature have
been made against the police department,
and Governor Folk, to pcevent the re
appointment of Hayes, summarily re
moved one of the Police Commissioners.
at equally reasonable prices and
busy, send your wives to do'your