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VOL. XLVL-NO. 14,692.
PORTLAND, - OREGON, THURSDAY, JANUARY. 9, ,1908.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CONTROL OF BUNK
LOST B! HEME
Another Blow to Fallen
GOULD TAKES BACK HIS . BANK
Mercantile National Again in
MORSE AND THOMAS OUT
T'nahle to Raise $1je00,000 Due,
Heinze GItcs Up Ho Pleads Not
Guilty to Indictments May
Have Suit Against Morse.
N BW TORK. Jan. 8.' Unable to meet
payments due on his stock In the institu
tion today, F. Augustus Heinze lost con
trol of the Mercantile National Bank, the
conduct of which as its president had
brought about his arraignment in the
United States Circuit Court earlier In the
day on charges of over-certification.
One year ago . Heinze bought a con
trolling Interest from Edwin Gould, with
whom he pledged his holdings as security
for his promise to pay for them In full
within one year. The loan of $1,200,000
was due today to Edwin Gould and Will
lam Nelson Cromwell, who was a mem
ber of the Gould party in the bank be
fore the Mercantile was added to the
Heinse-Morse-Thomas chain of financial
bouses. Up to the last moment allowed
him Heinze struggled to meet his obli
gations and so to retain his banking In
terests. Mr. Cromwell said that the' Gould In
terests would assume their proper place
in the bank board at the meeting on
January 14. This Implies, of- course, that
the so-called Heinze directors- will then
Heinze Pleads-Not Guilty. '
This morning Heinze (now under bail
consequent upon an Indictment by the
Federal grand jury on a charge of over
certifying checks of his brother's bro
kerage firm. Involving $460,000) was ar
raigned before Judge Chatfield. A plea
of not guilty was entered and permission
was had to alter or withdraw it, or to
make any other desired motions later.
An adjournment was ordered until Jan
uary SO. When the ' final pleas will be
made. Ball of $50,000 was secured.
It was reported today that other men.
s prominent as Heinze in Wall street
operations, were to be called before the
Federal authorities to plead to similar
indictments; -Who they are. when they
are to be arrested, could not be learned
at the United States District Attorney's
office. 'The grand jury Is not yet through
with Its Inquiry into certain banking con
ditions exposed by the recent financial
Upon leaving the Federal building.
Heinze had nothing to say further than
that he would not leave the city until a
disposition of his case bad been made.
Soon afterward, accompanied by his
counsel, Edward Lauterbach, Heinze
Joined Edwin Gould and Mr. Cromwell In
the conference which ended in his i
turning to them the bank shares for
which he was unable to pay.
Rise and Fall of Heinze.
After'the collapse of the United Copper
pool and the subsequent clearing-house
Investigation of the Mercantile National
Bank, when Heinze resigned the presi
dency and the directors likewise resigned,
the copper magnate declared that he
would still hold his stock. The bank.
however, had been adversely affected by
the' trouble and It was generally be
lieved that a way would be found again
to bring it undor the Gould influences,
This opinion came true today. The new
directorate installing the former manage
ment Is expected to restore the Institu
tion to Its old-time standing. -.
For years the Mercantile National Bank
bad been under control of the Gould in
terests, and then Heinze, who was
branching out as a banker, and with as
sistants striving to secure direction of
number of local' banks, obtained about
SCO shares of the stock from Edwin Gould
and loio froip Mr. Cromwell. It was re-
. ported at the time that the purchase price
was $325 per share. Heinze paid part cash
and gave his notes - for the remainder.
These notes, it is said, ran for six
months, when they were renewed. Charles
W. Morse and Orlando' Thomas had pre
viously secured considerable of the bank's
stock, and With Helnze's holdings, they
were easily able to make him president
and to elect the directorate. Both Mr.
Morse and the Thomases are supposed
to have -disposed of their Interests.
May Hare Lawsuit With Morse.
Concerning a report that Heinze and
Morse had a misunderstanding over the
Ill-fated bull campaign In United Copper,
which was about to culminate In. a law
suit. John C. Tomlinson. personal counsel
to llelnse. said tonight:
"No papers have been drawn. It is
true that there has been a general dis
cussion of Mr. Helnze's affairs, but no
definite action in any direction has been
decided upon. The relations of Mr.
Heinze and Mr. Morse have been most
. pleasant." .
Discussing today's developments infor
mally tonight. Mr. Cromwell said:
"Now that Mr. Heinze no longer has
anything to do with the Mercantile Na
tional Bank in any official capacity, we
intend to begin to reconstruct the bank.
It Is now our Intention to proceed to re
gain the ground that has been- I06V It
had always been a good old, conservative fr
Institution with an excellent business,
and we believe that it will recover within
a short time under ' the interests which
now have control. There, can be no more
talk .about possible liquidation of the
CONTEST OVER XAXD DIVISION
Augustas Heinze Objects to Canadi
an Pacific's Scheme.
VANCOUVER, B.:'C., Jan. 8. (Special.
Though, the financial stringency is sup
posed to have been keenly felt by F.
Augustus Heinze In New Tork,. that re
sourceful American mining and stock op
erator has not changed his ' mind . re
specting large land and timber areas
which ha owns in British Columbia. He
still does not wish to have forced upon
him bis undivided half interest In the
SOO.OOO acres of the land grant which he
Jointly owns with the Columbia & west
ern Railway, one of the subsidiary cor
porations of the Canadian Pacific Rail
way -Company in British Columbia.
While still undivided, these immensely
John V. Ml tier. Prominent Fac
tor la an Kit-Ulna- Mayoralty
Race In Seattle.
valuable lands of . West Kootenay are not
subject to taxation. It Is said that this
was the chief reason that the division of
the land was opposed by Heinze, whose
Vancouver lawyer, W. J. Bowser, fought
the proposal of the Canadian Pacific Rail
way to. divide in a long-drawn-out case
in the Supreme Court In Vancouver. Jus
tice Clement gave Judgment In .favor of
ne vanauian macule niuiway niiu ui
dered the division of the land.
On behalf of Heinze' an appeal was to
day entered In Vancouver and' the case
will soon be before the full court. It is
altogether likely that It will be taken
before the Privy Council In England, be
fore either Heinze or the other side is
satisfied. It is significant that Heinze
would probably accept his Interest and
dispose of it if he needed money badly.
BROWN AND BARTNETT APPEAR
No Delay In Trial of Accused Bank
Wreckers. SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 8. James Dal
zell Brown, general manager; Walter . J.
Bartnett, vice-president. and . James
Treadwell, director of the California Safe
Deposit & ' Trust Company," were - ar
raigned before Judge Dunne this ' morn
ing on the indictments returned by -the
grand jury, charging them with embez
zlement ,in connection with making loans
to themselves while officials of the
wrecked bank. Both the pjeas of the de
fendants on these charges arid on the in
dictments charging Brown and Bartnett
with embezzling the Colton Estate secur
ities, valued at $206,000. previously re
turned by the grand Jury,- were con
tinued until January 15. Judge. Dunne
declared that the court would not per
mit any - further delay In the trial of
the accused bankers,
The story published that BVown and
Bartnett would" plead guilty and throw
themselves upon the mercy -of-the cottrt
was emphatically denied by both.
The grand Jury this afternoon -resumed
Its Investigation into the affairs of the
California Safe Deposit & Trust Com
pany. " ' . .
Hoards Total $276,000,000. -
NEW YORK, Jan. &. According to the
monthly circular of the - National City
Bank $2;6,0O0,OOO In. v.sh disappeared be
tween the call for the condition of the
National banks responded to last August,
and the one last month. This Includes a
net reduction of $41,000,000 in the . cash
holdings of all the National banks in the
country and a loss of $13,000,000 cash re
ported by the New York City Trust Com
panies, together with the known .addi
tions to the circulating medium during
this period, including $100,000,000 of gold
Imported from abroad and $72,000,000 cash
released by the United States Treasury.
MRS. TOrXC JUMPS TO ESCAPE
Tillamook Woman Leaps Through.
Window Pane In Her- Sleep- and
Is Severely Injured.
TDS ANUEI-.ES. Cal.. Jan. 8. (Special.)
Her sleep disturbed by nishtiriare. In
whloh she thought some' cruel person
was pultiniT lier hair. Mrs. J. N. Toting,
3S years of age. who arrived Irom Tilla
mook. Or..- the day . before yesterday,
sprang screaming from her bed in an
apartment-house on Elm avenue. lymjr
Beach, shortly after midnight last night,
and leaped through a window of heavy
glass to the ground. five feet below.
Here she was seized and awakened.
The woman's feet were gashed' by the
glass and the knuckles of her hands were
lacerated; She bled profusely until her
wounds were dressed by Dr. . Seth C.
Felt, who had been called in by the
landlord. - - -
WILL BE READYTO
Heney Promises Inside
Facts oh Fulton. 7
HAS MADE GOOD WITH OTHERS
Will. Present Legal Proof When
. the Time Comes. - -
WILL KEEP FULTON BUSY
Tanrl-Frand Prosecutor Tells of
Roosevelt's Wish to Show Trust
Magnates They Have a
' light on Their Hands.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Jan. 8. (Special.)
'Francis ' J. Heney. who stopped oft in
the city between trains today on his re
turn to San Francisco from an extended
trip through the East, asserted to The
Oregonlan correspondent that . he would
be ready to substantiate with legal evl
dence, when the time should come for so
doing, all he has said about Senator
Charles W. Fulton,' of Oregon, and all
that he may say in the future about him.
'I haven't seen Senator Fulton's let
ter," said Mr. Heney, "and therefore
cannot undertake ' to answer it.' Any
thing I have ever said about Senator Ful
ton for publication,, and anything I may
say In the future for publication about
him, I will be ready to substantiate "with
legal evidence when the. proper time and
opportunity arrive. ...
Reminds Fultonor Others.
"In the meantime, I wish to call Mr.
Fulton's attention to the fact that Mitch-'
ell,. Williamson, Jones, Mays and even
Steve Puter were equally positive In de
claring they had done no wrong and' that
I would not be able to make good. More
over, It my memory eerves -jne right,
Abraham Ruef and Eugene Schmltz, as
well as several captains of Industry, were
singing the same song a&a."
"The public of Oregon and the public
of California now . know that I do not
make statements against the reputation
of men without being able to 'make them
good whenever I think the time is right
to do so. When I start on Fulton, if I
ever do, I will keep him busy confessing
and avoiding, as he has attempted- to do
with reference to the Brownell letter. I
will give the public , of Oregon the fuH
inside . facts in regard to the Brownell
letter before I finish my work in that
Roosevelt's Fervent AVish.
Mr. Heney told of "visiting and Inter
viewing President Roosevelt, and quoted
the latter as saying in connection with
the prosecution of corporation lawbreak
ers, as follows:' .
"'Oh, I wish I -were just starting on
my second term! I would make Harri
man. Rockefeller and others of their kind
think they had' a fight on their hands.' "
That the great natural resources of
the Nation . are passing so rapidly into
(the hands of corporations and individuals.
THE GRAND SERENADE BY OREGON'S GRAND
with the result that the coming genera
tions would find themselves with hands
tied and a curse on their lips for the
people pf the. present time,, was one of
the' assertions made by the - speaker.-
East Favors' Taf t. '
Mr. Heneyestated that In the Bast there
was a. strong sentiment favoring Secre
tary Taft for the next nominee of the
Republican, party, though at. the present
time there is much opposition expressed
.to the reforms that are biamed for the
present financial' difficulty.
Fram San Francisco Mr. ' Heney will go
almost directly to'Portland to. try' a case
set in the Federal Court for January 13.
Three weeks', have been consumed 'on' his
DIVORCE IN WASHINGTON
Mrs.- Williams, of Salem, Brings
' Suit in National Capital..
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU,. Wash
ington. Jan. 8. Mrs. Ella Royal Will
lams has brought suit against .her hus
band. Walter Prescott Williams, of Sa
lem. Or., now clerk in the -General Land
Office in this city, to compel him to sup
port his wife' and -daughter. Merle. '
W'illlamsshas a salary of '11800, but his
wife declares he contributes nothing to
support his family. The -Wllliamses Were
married in Salem September 16, 188S.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
degrees; minimum. 44.
TODAY'S Rain; brisk southerly wind.
Fowler prepare asset . currency bill
House. Page 2.
Williams and De Armond become reconciled
in House . Page 3.
Brazilian squadron to -meet American- fleet.
Bryan speaks at Chicago on aristocrats and
democratic viewpoint. Page
Judge O'Brien tells why Demo crate fail.
Page 2. "
Governor Wlllson. of Kentucky, recommends
; measures agulnst raiders. Page 6.
Italian at Denver accused of murderlna
three persons. . Page 3. -
Three Nevada safe-robbera caught. Page 't.
Receivers appointed for Chicago Great West
ern Railroad. Page 1.
Thaw's lawyers spring ' surprise on Jerome.
Page 4. ' .
John R.- Walsh testifies. In his own defense.
Page 3. -
Helze loses control of Mercantile National
Bank of New York. Page 1.
Compromise settling rent strike In New
York. Page it.
Russian arrested In New York charged with
- wholesale crime. Page -4.
New administration takes charge of San
Francisco. Page 3.
Tillamook woman, walking In sleep, Jump
through window at Los Angeles. Page 1.
Heney reiterates ability to prove charges
against Fulton. Page 1.
Young college girl mysteriously -disappears
from her home In Eugen,e; found later
at Albany. . Page 1.
Union labor in convention at Tacoraa, passes
'many resolutions., page sV..- . .
-Shoplifter caught In the act at Albany.'
Vancouver man mysteriously missing for'
two weeks. Page 6. . . .- .
Oregon City .-to' have another paper mill.
Pag-a . ..
Commercial and- Marine.
Wholesale grocery trade nearly as good as
year ago. -Page 15. . '
General selling weakens wheat markets.
Advance In stock jrlces checked. .
Two vessels clear with full cargoes of
wheat. January will be a record breaker.
Page 14. '
Portland and Vicinity."'
Annual meeting of Chamber of Commerce
held. Page 10.
Transportation committee ' of Chamber of
Commerce' makes annual report. Page 10.
Business men gather at annual banquet of
Chamber -of Commerce. Page 10.
P. A. Marquam again loses suit against
Ross Bank and others, page 5.
City Council " authorizes prosecution , of
local trusts. Page 11.'
Story that Heney aided Bourne to obtain
appointments of Schuebel. ' Page 11.
Louts Allen finds course of true love rough.
Annual exhibition of Oregon Poultry Asso'i
ciatlon opened. Page 7
Portland & Seattle Railway publishes Its
first tariff - sheet. - Page 14. '
v ' -rrTnTrTTl ' 7
FOR BIG RAILROAD
Great Western Cannot
Pay Its Notes. .
WANTS TIME TO ISSUE BONDS
Money Borrowed for Recon
struction of Road. .
PANIC . AFFECTS',
Has Spent $1 9,000.000' on Im
provements and Owes Over $10,-
000,000, Duo liargely This
'Year Crippled by Strike.
THE CHICAGO GREAT WESTERN.
The Chicago Great Western, Railway
runs from Chicago to Oelweln, . Ia.F
when it forks, one line running
southwest to Kansas City, the other
'northwest to, Minneapolis and St.
Paul, while the- main stem extends to ,
Omaha. Its principal branches run
. from Randolph, Minn., to Mankato,
Minn. ; from Randolph to Winona,
Minn. ; from Osage, Minn., to Slmp-
- son. Wis..;- from Hayfield, Minn., to
Clarion, la. The mileage of these
lines is 1474. There are also-some
smaller branches. -
ST. PAUL, Jan. 8. Judgr Walter X
Sanborn, of the United States Circuit
Court, today "appointed A. B. Stlckney
and Charles F. Smith, both- residents
of St. Paul, receivers for the Chicago
Great Western Railroad. A, B. Stiqk
ney Is now president of the road. Kel
ogg at severance, or St. Paul, were
appointed attorneys for-the receivers.
The appointment of receivers fol
lowed inability of the company to meet
obligations falling- due in, 1908, -and
failure to secure an extension of time.
Theybollermakers strike is given as a
partial cause of the financial straits Of
the road. It .Is alo pointed out in the
proceedings today -that during the last
10 years the road has expended $19,-
000.0OD In reconstruction.
A . petition for a receivership was
filed on behalf of the stockholders and
the finance committee by John A. Hum
berg, of Minnesota; JGeorge P. Meyer,
of New York, and Ward Cummtngs and
Alexander Wallace, of Great Britain
As oon as the petition had been filed
an answer wag filed on behalf of. the
board of directors, which met today
and voted to become, a party to the re
ceivership proceedings. In atking for
receivers, Mr. Kellogg said:
Xotes Have Gone to Protest.
The 'capital of the" Chicago Great Western
consists of four classes of stock, but two of
which neid be considered in the. receivership
proceedings. These ar preferred A and the
debenture stock each of which renresenta BO
per pent of the original first mortgage bonds.
The preferences of these two classes of stock
are secured by a trust deed to the Manhattan
OLD PARTY TRIO
Trust Company, of New Tork. There will
be a default in the payment of these obliga
tions January 1A.
Mr. Kellogg' said that the Chicago
Great - Western owes $10,653,414, now
due and falling due within the' next
four years, ' of which 'notee to . the
amount of $546,000- have gone to pro
test. He continued:
The sum. exceeding 1 10,000.000! is pert of
19,000,0ft expended by the Great Western
In the last 10 years, and tor the mo0t part
In the last five years. In rebuilding the rocd.
New steel bas been laid,, double tracks have
been built, grades have been reduced and
new bridges aw) terminals have bean con
structed. There were due last month nates
to the amount of S50.000 and there will be
due durui? the rest of January notes aggre--satlng
2S3.200 while the total amount ot ob
ligations due during 19CS Is i3.S42.545.
Trust Fund to Pay Interest.
Mr. Kellogg said further that, while
the Chicago Great Western is an Illi
nois corporation, it operates in Illinois,
Iowa, Indiana and Missouri. It owns
terminal lease of a line from St. Paul
to Minneapolis. In addition, the road
owns all the stock and operates the
Kansas City & Fort . Dodge Railroad, a
line about 400 miles long. This line
Is mortgaged for $12,000,000, 42 per cent
ViTI.I. SOT ALLOW WOMEN TO
' ATTEND SECOND THAW TRIAL,.
of Its cost. The Great Western - also
has a lease of this line, by the. terms
of which the. Great Western Is to guar
antee the interest on the bnds. The
Chicago Great. Western places In a
trust fund. SO per, cent of the joint
earnings of the Great Western and the
Fort Dodge Railroad, and put of this
trust fund the Great1 "Western- pays the
operating expenses of the Mason City
road, the remainder of the truet fund
going to guarantee the future interest
on the $12,000,000 bonds. The Great
Western, however, has the use of this
accumulating interest fund, and there
Is now" in the fund 1,289,624. The
Great Western also owns stock, under
similar conditions of the Wisconsin,
Minnesota & Pacific, which is bonded
to the exent of $5,811,000. Fifty per
cent of the earnings of this' road goes
Into the trust fund. In which there is
now). available -,.$499,238.; The Great
Western' also owns 'the' stock" of. the
DeKaib .& Great--Western, capitalized
at $100,000. . .. J.. .:
.' Must Prevent Attachment. "
Mr. Kellogg eald t'hat'uridef the laws
of the states 'In "which the Great
Western operates, creditors might se
cure an attachment on its property,
thus wrecking the road, and preventing
its fulfilling its' obligations to the
public' ' Primarily oh this ground, the
possibility that it might be prevented
from . performing Its functions as a
common carrier,- Judge Sanborn issued
the order for t.ie 'appointment of the
receivers. ' He alos gave ae additional
ground the fact that a judgment of
$70,000 had already, been secured
against the road. -
NOTEHOLDERS MEET ST1CKVEY
Agree to Receivership, Pending Is
sue of Bonds.
IjONDON. Jan. 8. The meeting of the
holders of notes of the Chicago Great
Western Raiiroad Company with A. B.
Stlckney, president df the company,
was held this afternoon. It was decided
to appoint a. receiver, to maintain the
status quo during the' time necessary to
prepare a first mortgage bond covering
all the debts or the roaa, ana to. od
tain a vote of the stockholders on this
measure. There were many note-hoid
ers at the meeting.
Mr. Stlckney, addressing .the note
holders,. dwelt upon the financial con
ditions in America which interfered
with the payment- of the notes. Only
one Interested firm. ' Keyser & Co.,
which has la nee sales of the notes ma
turing in March, opposed the receiver
ship.. Mr. Stlckney said:
The Chicago Great Western fortunately
haa no mortgage. It Issued a lot of notes
which matured during a time of financial
deoreselon. as usually Is th case,. and con
sequently we could not pay .them. A great
majority of the note-holders were perfectly
willing to extend the time of the notes, but
some of the holders could not be reached
nil It was uncertatn what they might, do.
The committee' thought It best, under the
circumstances, to place the property In con
trol of the court during the time necessary
to issue, mortgage bonds and sell them. In
ordinary time it would take three months to
issue and sell these bonds, but how long It
will .take to sell them under present condi
tions is problematical.
Failed ' to Refund Debt.
: NEW TORK. Jan. . President
Stickncy and C. A. Severance, of coun
sel for the Chicago ' Great Western
Company, went to London a few weeks
ago to endeavor to refund the notes by
a bond Issue and to secure foretgn cap
ital to secure the company's urgent
needs. The stocks and bonds are large
ly held abroad.
Business Men Patrol Streets.
MUWIE, lnd.. Jan. 8. Streetcars ran
today on all Munclf lines without dis
turbance. The militia is confined to
quarte.rs, while the streets' are patrolled
by 500 business and professional men
sworn in as deputiea.
GIRL RUNS AWAY
Wmnifred Kelly Is Lost
From Home. .
FOUND LATER AT ALBANY
Registers at Hotel Under Her
EUGENE IS MUCH UPSET
Entire I'niversity Closes and Is Or
ganized Into ' Searching Parties .
Who Work All Day In- Rain.
Girl Makes No Explanation.
ALBANY, Or., Jan. 8. (Special. )
Miss Winifred Kelly, a pretty co-ed at
the State Unerslty: daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Abraham Kelly of. Eugene,
and niece of J. F. and G. H. Kelly of
the Booth-Kelly Lumber Company, who -had
been mysteriously missing since
last night from her home In Eugene,
was fo.upd in this city tonight, regis
tered at. the Rubs House under her own
Sheriff D. S; Smith had received word
from Eugene to be on the watch for
her, as it was thought she might have
taken a train from that city for Albany
last night. On looking over the hotel
register, he was surprised to see her
name, and immediately notified F. J.
Miller, who Is a connection of hers.
Mr. Miller, a brother of Consul Gen
eral Miller, of Shanghai, went at once
tp the hotel -with his sister. For a long
time there was no response to their re
quests to be allowed to enter the room
where she was, but finally Miss Miller
alone was allowed to go in.
To her Miss Kelly said that she had
come away from home simply to X'isit
friends at Albany. Inasmuch as she
carried no luggage, and had no more
than enough-money ' lo""pay her , hotel
bill, this statement looked a Jittle
strango to the Millers. However, she
said that she was going back In the
morning. . She was finally persuaded to
accompany Mr. ' Miller and his sister
home for the night, and will take the
morning train for Eugene.
Miss Kelly refused to make any ex
planation of her sudden trip, other than
that she had "come to visit friends." ,
She would have nothing to say as to
the motive, and when asked If she bad
had a quarrel with a young man, she
maintained a strict silence.
It Is thought that one of two reasons
actuated the girl to run away from
home. ' Either she had had a quarrel
with some young man, or there had
been some trouble at home. "
WHOLE. COLLEGE IX SEARCH
Thought From Previous Actions
That Girl's Departure Is Planned.
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON, Eugene,
Or.. Jan. 8. (Special.) Miss Winnifred '
Kelly, daughter of Abraham and .Mrs.
Mattle Kelly, of Eugenp, and a sopho
more in the University, disappeared from,
her home and surrounidings as complete
ly as If she had been swallowed up by
an earthquake. The last seen of the girl
in Eugene was at 6:20 Tuesday night, at
the postofflce, where she. was seen writ
ing postal cards. From there on her
whereabouts were an absolute mystery.
All night the girl's parents, with a
small party of -searchers, sought In vain
for their daughter. At noon today Presi
dent Campbell, of the University, organ
ized the entire student body Into search
ing parties, and these, with the addition
to their ranks of many townspeople,
searched every foot of ground and every
nook, corner and outhouse within a ra
dius of a mile of the city boundaries.
Although a drizzling rain fell during the
entire day, the searchers never gave up
until darkness rendered further work in
that direction fruitless.
May Have Planned Runaway.
The young lady's actions yesterday af
ternoon have led some to think that the
disappearance was premeditated. She
spent part of the afternoon at Profes
sor Hawthorne's, where she was In com
pany with his daughter. At S o'clock she
left for her uncle's, George Kelly, of the
Booth-Kelly Lumber Company. The girl
stayed -there until about 6:10 and during
her visit, so her aunt told a reporter,
appeared to be very nervous and kept
asking what time It was. When she was
asked to stay for supper she declined,
saying she had been Invited out to dine
at the Zeta Iota ' Phi Sorority House.
Upon Inquiry it was learned that she had
not received -such an invitation and that
she must have told this to hide her ac
tions after leaving there.
Anxious About Train-Time.
From here she must have gone directly
to the postofflce, where she was seen by
Postmaster Burns. Because of the girl's
asking so often in regard to. the time
while at her Uncle George Kelly's, many
advanced the theory that she wanted to
catch a train. The Southern Pacific sta
tion agent did not remember of any one
answering to ' Miss Kelly's description
purchasing a ticket for that train, and
the conductor is positive that she did not
pay her fare- out of Eugene yesterday
evening. The mother was completely
(.Concluded .on Fag )