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TITEN.MORKIXG OREGON I AN,
TnUKSDAT, DECE3IBER 19, 1907.
Pelia Di Ria, Notorious Italian,
and Two Companions Are
Now Under Arrest.
DIABOLICAL PLOT FOILED
Friend of Tony Restore Overhears a
Plot Against His Life and rollce
Make Arreet3 Tjeader of Gang
Was in Portland Saturday.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Dec.-18. (Special.)
With razors sewed In the Unlngs of their
clothes .three Italians. Frederick Mandez.
Thomas Kanstra and Pella. Dl Ria, the
latter declared to be a member of the
"Black Hand" Society, were gathered In
at The "Tunnel" saloon this. afternoon,
charged with threatening to kill Tony
Restove, foreman of construction work
for the Seattle Electric Company.
The arrests were made on the identifica
tion of the man who declares his life
has been threatened by Mandez and Kan
stra, who formerly worked for Sartove,
and who were discharged for incompe
tency. IH Ria. so Sartove was, warned,
was sent for by the men In a spirit of
revenue. PI Ria's home Is In New York,
and he has the reputation anions h'.s
countrymen of hetnf? a profewMi'onal as
sassin for the Black Hand. He arrived
three days ago.
A warrant Is out for a third man de
clared to be implicated In the conspiracy,
and Deputy Sheriffs nre now on the
hunt for him. : Members of the Italian
icolony here say that DI Ria has a rec
ord .as a "killer." and pUB made it his
business for a long period of time. When
the arrests were made several of the ar
rested men's countrymen followed the of
ficers and made threatening demonstra
tions. Restove, the complaining wit
ness, .has neon with the Seattle Electric
Company for two years and holds a 'posi
tion of trust.. . A ,f;w days after dls
charsring the men lie now says threaten
his life, word was sent him by a friend
that the discharged . men 1 were "after
him." He attached no Importance to the
first warning, but a second warning de
claring that the services of DI Ria had
been procured, caused him to sit up and
take notice. . ,
Monday -he wan asraln warned by a
friend, who had passed DI Ria and the
discharged workmen, and who -overheard
the plot to put Reptove out of the way.
Restove, so bis friend, who warned him
say, was due for slaughter tonight. Re
stove. took a day off today-'and swore
out four "John . Doe" warrants, and ac
companied by officers within' an hour
had run down his. alleged, slayers.
The finding of the razors -sewed In
the linings of the men's- coats, coupled,
with the reputation which ftl Ria main
tains among his countrymen, leads the
officers here to belie.vp. that the warn
ings received by Restove were In good
faith. ; '
DI Ria Is said to have been In Port
land Saturday night. -.' ' .
company will not be disbanded for lack
of membership was clearly indicated at
last evening's enthusiastic meeting with
Adjutant-General Finzer present.
For years Albany had one of the best
companies In the National Guard, bnt in
the pat year most of the officers resigned
and the membership has been decreasing
so that it fell below the mark of effi
ciency. Disbandment was facing the
company, but, mainly through the efforts
of Captain Winn, the strength has been
recruited the past few days and the cotn
pany la now thoroughly revived. -,It will
soon be recruited up to its full strength.
The new commanding officer has had
vears of experience in Natlon.-il Guard
: work and Is a competent officer and good j CARR ED TO THE HOSP TAL
tactician. He served for. years in old j
Company F before the war, and for the
past four years has served the National
Guard efficiently as Regimental Quarter
master, with the rank of Captain.
CLASH WITH WIRES
Two Heppner Butchers Nar
rowly Escape Electrocution.
Sew triad in murder case
Man Who Killed Woman With Trap
Gun Given Rehearing.
OL.YMPIA. Wash., Dec. 18. (Special.)
Julius Marfaudille, convicted in King
County of murder In the second degree,
was given a new trial by decision of the
Supreme Court today because of tech
nical errors by the lower court in the
admission of certain testimony and re
jection of other evidence. The defendant
placed a spring gun in his trunk. Tho
landlady of the lodging-house, whose cu
riosity was aroused, opened the trunk,
'the gun went off and she was killed.
OLDEST HAJLCARRTER IN ORE
. - ' GO".
BELIEVE THIEVES LOCAL MEN
Woodburn Police Working on Mall-
. ,$ack Robbery.' ...
WOODBURN. Or., Dec. lS-MSpeciaD ,
The opinion prevails in this city that tlie
party or parties who- stole four locked
letter pouches from the Southern Pacific
baggage-room here last night are resi
dents of Woodburn. The removal of the
wooden peg holding the bar that fastens
the back door by some one the evening
before with the purpose of perpetrating
the robbery that night after the pouches
from the .three night trains had been de
posited in the baggage-room, signifies
that whoever did the work was familiar
with the premises and the manner in
which the mails are handled here.
A (tovernment inspector-is on the scene,
and the railroad company will doubtless
take an active interest In unraveling the
mystery. It is not known how much
money and other valuables were in the
Touches, three of which were Intended
for the patrons of the Woodburn Post
offiqe and the other for the Silverton
Tuesday night Night Watchman Simp
son was out of the citj and Marshal
Riddle took his place until 2:30. after
which the robbery must have been done.
A few persons are suspected by the local
police, but it Is thought that the one or
more who took the pouches have had
plenty of time to conceal all evidence
leading toward conviction.
J. C. Wood, of rhllomath.
THIIXIMATH. Or.. Dee. 18.-,-Fpe-clal.)
J. C. Wood Is probably the
oldest known active mallca-rrler - In
tho -Oregon service today. Mr. Wood
'still carries tho mail between Philo
math and Harlan through -the Big
Elk ' country In Benton and Lincoln'
Counties at tho age of 77 years. The
route passes almost directly over
Mary's Peak and during the Winter
months he travels through now and
- fords raging- mountain streams. He
has been 'a mallcarrler almost con
tantly since 1851. In 1872 he carried
the mall from Corvallls to Taqulna
.Bay and during one period of 12
months did -not miss a single day.
HJ also carried the mall from Fbllo
math . to Dallas In the early days;
also from Philomath) to Kings Valley,
Alsea. Bellfonntaln and Monroe. Por
.a number of. years be served several
routes In" the State of Washington.
Mr. Wood ywas bom In Iowa March
10, 1S30. and although 77 years old
Is healthy and robust and recalls
many vivid experiences during his
long and arduoua. career.
Exposed Eleetrlc Wire Raps Them
on the Head, Knocking Them
Down Second Severe Exper
ience 'for A." J. Wherry.
HEPPNER, Or.. ' Dec 15
JMeetrn-ity and Heppner butchers had a
clash last evening which came near re
sulting in a bad way for the butchers.
A; J. Wherry came in contact with 'a
live wire as he started to go into the re
frigerator. He was knocked to the floor
and rendered unconscious. In falling he
struck his head on some sharp Instrument
that cut a large gash on .his forehead.
His partner, ' Glen Boyer, rushed to his
assistance and was struck by the ex
posed wire . on the forehead, which
knocked him to the floor, cutting an ugly
wound in his forehead and bumping his
nose and chin till the blood flowed freely.
- ' People who happened to be in the shop
'rushed to the aid of the two men and
Wherry was removed to the hospital,
where medical aid was required to restore
J. H. Kinsman also received a severe
shock when handling a light In his shop,
at bout the same time the other two
men got in trouble up the street.
This. was Mr. Wherry's second mix-up
witfi electricity. About two years ago he
was out riding after ste"k, when a atorm
came up, and as he was In the act of
going through a wire fence, he was
struck by lightning, which came near
ending his career. Ha was blind for
LEASING PROBLEM UNSOLVED
Washington Stockmen Discuss Sub
; I ject at Spokane Meeting.
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 18. (Special.)
Stockmen from nearly every part of
Washington and many from Idaho and
Montana, are In attendance at the fourth
annual session of the Washington Live
stock : Association, - which convened Here
today,'. .The . speakers today were A. J.
Splawn, president of the association,- who
spoke, on ".Patent. Food Advertisers: An
Kneniy to Livestock Industry.!' Other
speakers were Dr. C. W. Deming, in
charge of the Federal meat Inspecting at
Spokane: S. B. Nelson, of Pullman. State
Veterinarian; Professor .E. E. Elliott, of
the Washington State College; Paul
flagstone and Joseph E. Wing, of the;
Breeders'- Gazette, Chicago:
The- old- trouble between the sheepmen
and cattlemen over the leasing of public
lands was discussed at some length, "but
no recommendations were made.
DUNGEONS FOR SOCIALISTS
':--. . t . .'' . i
Sailer Says They Mnst Work or
Seek Solace In Dark Hails.'
SEATTLE, Wash.. Dec. 18.-(Special.)
ThlrtiMive Socialists who are in the
County Jail as the result of the wholesale
arrests, made Monday night, will be
placed In solitary confinement tomorrow
If the? persist In their refusal to go on
the chalngang. - The Socialists declare
that they have been deprived of their
rights in being refused separate trials
and In being sentenced- to fines "of $25
each. They have refused to pay these
fines.'.. The police declare that unless the
(Socialists turn out with the !chaingang
in the- morning they-will be placed on
broad and water and as many of them
as there is room for will be locked up In
In another decision the Supreme Court
holds that Attorney George M. Nether-
cutt, of Spokane,--eannot be punished on
the charge that he threatened County
Commissioner Collin, that the latter was
committing bribery In an effort to force
Collin to employ Nethercutt as attorney.
Nethereutt was convicted in the Justice
Court and fined $100. On appeal the Su
perior Court quashed the proceedings.
The Supreme Court says there is . no
statute law to reach the case and that
as the common law is so uncertain, the
defendant Is entitled "to the benefit of the
doubt and the case is ordered dismissed.
DEBATE . JAPANESE EXCLUSION
Question Submitted by University of
Idaho Is Accepted.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
Or., Dec. IS. (Special.) Edgar Smith.
Vnlversity manager of debate and ora
tory, today received word from C. W.
Colver, secretary of the interstate debat
ing council, announcing the result of the
vote of the three universities on the
wording of the question to be debated.
Idaho's wording received seven credits,
Oregon's six and Washington's five, and
consequently that of Idaho will be ac
cepted. It reads as follows: "Resolved.
That the present laws relating to the ad
mission of Chinese Immigrants to the ter
ritory of the United States should be ex
tended to Japanese immigrants." This
question will be debated by an affirma
tive and a negative team from each In
stitution on March 27. The tryout tor
places on the Oregon team will 'be held
the first Friday after the Christmas
A LB ANY -MILITIA IS . REVIVED
Cnrtis B. Winn Elected Captain and
ALBANY, Or.. Dec. 1?. (Special.) Cap
tain Curtis B. Winn, former Quartermas
ter o'f the Third Infantry, and alpo the
Fourth Infantry, Oregon National .Guard,
was chosen Ca-ptain of Company G, of
hLs 'city; last evening. That the local
DELAY IN PETTTBONE CASE
Darrow III and Court Will Adjourn
Today Until MonHay.- .
BOISE, Dec. 18. Today's" proceedings
in the Pettibone trial were given over
almost, entirely, to . the. . presenting of
evidence on the explosion at the resi
dence of Fred Bradley, at San Fran-.
Cisco. A portlonof this testimony 'was
read from the records of the Haywood
case, according to the stipulation en
tered into- between the attorneys for
the state and defense.
Clarence Darrow. chief counsel for
the defense, was unable to iattend the
.3 .. , . It ...
ii mi iuuf, out ic was agreed .that the
defense would conclude its examination
of Orchard tomorrow Without him.. Sen
ator Borah stated that the state -would
conclude its 'direct evidence, tomorrow
and an adjournment wll probably then
be taken-until Monday, as Wilson an
nounced that Darrow. was the only at
torney prepared to make the -opening
statement for the defense.
WERE POPULAR AS STUDENTS
University Regrets Death of Robert
Rountree and C. F. Warner.
UNIVERSITY-, OF OREGON, Eugene,
Or., Dec. 18. (Special.) Announcement of
the-sudden death of Robert C. Rountree,
a former member of the class of 1908,
coupled with the news of the death of
Charles F. Warner, '07, has caused great
sorrow upon the campus. Rountree was
one of tlrtf. most popular men in college
and as the Glee Club comediAn he was
the recipient of much enthusiastic praise
Ho was a " prominent member - of the
Sigma Nu fraternity and a member of
the staff of the "Oregon Weekly. After
finishing his . sophomore year, Rountree
made a tour of the world, and after his
return to Oregon went to Nevada where
he had mining -Interests.
"Chick" Warner, as he was popularly
known upon' the campus, was a mem
ber of this year's graduating class In the
department of mining engineering. He
was a bright student and a general fa
vorite at college. At the time of his
death Warner occupied a responsible po
sition in a copper mine in Northern Call
FAVORABLE TO UNIVERSITY
Alumni Committee Confident
prnpriation Bill Will Win.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eugene.
Or., Dec. 18. (Special.) Today's assembly
was conducted by the members of the
alumni who are In charge of the cam
paign for the passage -of the University
appropriation bill, which has been sub
jected to the referendum. The speakers
were C. N. JIcArthur, '01; Lewis R. Al
derman. '98,- and Allen: H. Eaton, '02.
The, discussed the- plans, which the
alumni have In mind for the campaign
of education which will be carried on
next Spring and told of the methods
that would be employed to acquaint tiia
voters of the state with the needs of the
University and the merits of the bill.
From reports that have been received
from allparts of the state, members of
the. alumni.. campaign committee are of
the opinion that the appropriation bill
will pass by a very large majority. .
GOVERNMENT GAVE SANCTION
Permitted Freerkson to Enter Pol-
x itics in Bremerton.
PUGET SOUND NAVY- YARD, Dec.
18. Admiral W. T. Burwell, command
ant at , the Puget Sound.Navy-Yard, was
called as a witness in the case of A. H.
treerkson. Civil Service employe of the
yard, accused of undue political activity
while working for the Government. The
Admiral declared that Freerkson was a
competent employe, had been forced Into
the Bremerton political race by his
friends and had run for Mayor with the
consent of the Admiral and the Depart
ment at Washington.
Mayor Michael F. McGowan. of Brem
erton, testified to the good character of
Feeerkson and declared the defendant
had never used bis position in the yard
to further his 'political ambitions. The
hearing will close tonight.
CITY COCNCrtS LIVELY ROW
Friends of Mayor Finally Decide He
6hall Retain Office. '
MEDFORD. Or., Dec. 18. (Special.)
The City Council has been in a state of
turmoil for some time past. The ques
tion as to whether Medfoid should have
a new Mayor at the coming election has
been one of the Important questions. ' At
a meeting last night three Councllmen
uiituH a can ior ine election of a
Mayor. Dr. Reddy. trie nresent Incnm.
ber.t Insisted upon remaining his entire
term, his attorneys arguing that he was
elected for two years. Attofnevs argued
warm for each side with the result that
an election call was. made for three Coun
cllmen. City1 Recorder and a City Treas
urer. Chy licenses were fixed and water
rates were raised at the meeting after
the opposing factions had settled down to
a cooler and more normal condition. "" i
BETTER PAY FOR TEACHERS
Patrons of Eugene Schools Vote 8-
Mill Tax Board Had Asked for 7.'
EUGENE, . Or.. Dec 17. (Special.) At
a largely attended school meeting this
evening an 8-mill' tax was unanimously
voted by the enthusiastic citizens. The
school board recommended a 7-mill tax.
but the additional mill -was added in -or
der that the salaries of teachers might
be increased and none but the best In
structors employed. Several speeches
were made by men who wished ' to see
the schools of Eugene made the best In
the state. A committee' was appointed to
report upon the advlsibllity of petition
ing the County Court-to pay the tuition
of -Lane County students outside, of Eu
gene who attend the hig-h, schbol.
" Charged With Illegal Fishing.1.
OREGON CITY. Or.. Dec. 18 (Special.)
J. C. Pierce and Charles H. vDauchy, Jr.,"
were-arrested pday ty Constable Ely,
charged with fishing during the close sea
son. The crime was aliased to have been
committed two months ago, and the war
rant was issued November 1, but was not
served because of the holidays'. Henry
Hinder was arrested fo rushing within a
proscribed distance of the Government
fishing racks. The three men were rer.
leased on their own recognizance and will
have a' preliminary hearing in a few days.
We can only show a few of our bargains' here. Hundreds of others just as tempting.
Chair In golden!
or weatiii rea
in golden, oak
$7. SO Misses'
' oak, no
lftn.00 full Turkish
Chair, in best
. olive leather,
135.00 Chiffonier, In blrdseye
ler, in biroseye
ma hoe any
n ,-i. Jw-CtSEZ, r. .3fct IT
In oak or
' $15.00 Hanging Hall fy ft f
Rack, in golden or U lljl
weathered oak, llSnallli
oak, , now
$15 Mission Arm
50 Center T
ble, in auar-
en oak, now. . . .
$6.00 Tahourette in golden
cp in goioen
inet in golden V,"
oak, walnut .
or mahogany, v
at Half Price
BARBERS THREATEN STRIKE
TACOMA SHOPS WOULD RE-
. STORE OLD WAGE SCALE.
Effort Made to Reduce Haircuts, to
US Celts eBusiness Said to
B Paralyzed. k''
T A COMA-. Wash. Dee. 18; (Special.)
Master barbers and the Journeymen
of the local union are again fighting
over salaries, the master barbers deJ-J
daring business is dull, and that the
additional $1 a week granted to the
Journeymen as a result of their recent
strike must be taken off. 'There Is
also a prospect that the price of hair
cutting will be reduced to 25 cents, the
The union will stand for the present
salary, and another strike may result.
The master barbers believe that If the
Journeymen will agree to a- reduction In
salary and cut In prices that busi
ness will be revived.-
Ever since the strike- about three
months ago, business of the shops has
been paralyzed. The Increase of $1 a
week over the old scale, the master
barbers declare. Is blood money ex
tracted from them under force.
DEAD OF THE NORTHWEST
Mrs. George Marley.
ORBGON CITY, Or., Dec. 18. (Special.)
Mrs.- George Marley died at 6 o'clock
tnis. morning from heart disease, after an
illnera of many months. She was born In
England In March, 1865, and after coming
to A.merica reslded'In Philadelphia for a
short time. She was married 20 years ago
and came to Oregon City with her family
from Philadelphia 16 .years' ago, and re
sided here until her death. She Is sur
vived by a husband and -three children,
two of them grown and the youngest a
daughter aged 3 years. . Her father. James
Emmott, and her brother, Walter Emmott.
live at Redland, Clackamas County.
Puts It Up to the People.
ABERDEEN, Wash.; Dec. 18. (Spe-
newl clal.The Council, which refused .An
drew Carnegie's offer of $15,000 f6r a pub
lic library building, tonight adopted a
resolution submitting the question to a
vote of the people at the general city
election, which will .take place in May
next. The Council also passed an: or
dinance to provide for the. filing of the
tide lands. This means an expenditure
of $350,000. A resolution was passed for
the appointment of a committee to in
vestigate the-fir department, expenses.
Astoria Chamber of Commerce En
tertains Several' Portlanders.
ASTORIA, dr.. Dec. 18. (Special.)
The first of the series of dollar dinners
to be given monthly by the Astoria
Chamber of Commerce was held this
evening and was an unqualified suc
cess. It was attended by 131 of the
leading citizens of the community and
visitors from neighboring cities and
much good was accomplished in arous
ing the interest and enthusiasm of
those present in support of a number
of projects for the benefit of the com
munity and In .creating a closer per
sonal friendship among the business
Interests of the city. Among the prin
cipal speakers from outside the city
were . William H. Garland, of New
York, Tom Richardson and C. C. Chap
man, of Portland. An autograph let
ter from T. B. Wilcox, of Portland.
was read and received with hearty applause.
" Cunm Whll You SItip.
Confidence can be placed in a rem
edy, which for a quarter of a century
has earned unqualified praise. Restful
nights are assured at once.
Cresolene Is a Boon to Asthmatics
Send festal for de-
Throat Tablets for the
irritated throat, of
your druggist or from
us. 10c in (tamps. ,
Hie VapoCresoleiw Go.
loOPottMSt., N. Y.
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EXTRACT OF BEEFfl
S5IGNED SIM BLUEfJ
FOR T.OILET AND BATH
ringers roughened by needlework
catch every stain and look hope ,
lessly dirty. Hand Sapolio re
moves not only the dirt, but also
the loosened, injured cuticle, and
restores the fingers to their nat
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ALASKA-YUKON-PACIFIC EXPOSITION, 1909.
PALMS, FERNS, PLANTS
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There Is nothing; nicer for C'hrlatmaa prenents thnn Palms,
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Every owner of a home would appreciate a present of this
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Choice Pnlms and Plants from 75c up. We'll deliver any
date 70a wish.
Phone us your order" for a Christmas Tree, Cut Holly.
Mistletoe. Oregon Orape. etc.
Portland Seed Company
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