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VOL. XLiVHI. NO. 14,864.
PORTLAND. OREGON, MONDAY, JULY. 20, .1903.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FIRES FATAL SHOT
LOSES HIS GRIP
NO PROSPECT OF
WAR, SAYS O'BRIEN
AMBASSADOR TO JAP AX RIDI
CULES HOBSON'S speeches;.
KILLED ON BEACH
LESLIE CARTER UNABLE TO
CARE FOR HIS OWN ESTATE.
MISS MAt'DE MALLOT CRl'SHED
. UNDER A ROLLING LOG.
STORM BREWING IN
David Conelli Kills Mrs.
THEN TURNS GUN ON RIVAL
Delmar Peterkin at Hospital
With Mortal Wounds.
SLAYER TAKES OWN LIFE
Crowd Chases Italian to Ills Own
Room, Where He Fires Bullet
Into Brain Tragedy
on Third Street.
David Conelli, an Italian, 27 years of
aire, last night shot and fatally wounded
Mrs. Dolly Sharp and Delmar Peterkfn,
her companion, at the Awahnee apart
ment house. 207 Third street. The wo
man died later, and Peterkin cannot re
cover. Fleeing from the place of his crime,
Conelli was pursued for four blocks by
a crowd of a thousand or more men, wo
men and children, who shouted and
Jeered at him, trying vainly to stop him.
He finally sought to elude his pursuers
by running: Into the residence of Clifford
Leonard. 328 Salmon street, where he
Murderer Kills Himself.
Bolting Into his room, Conelli locked the
door, hastily scribbled two notes, then
sent a bullet through his own brain, ex
The man and woman whom Conelli shot
were taken to St. Vincents Hospital,
where the woman died an hour later.
The man lingered, but surgeons express
no hope for his recovery.
There are' no living witnesses to the
tragedy. Many heard the shots, but the
only ones who saw the frenzied young
Italian Are the shots were his victims,
and he was alone In his room when he
ended his own life. The woman was shot
four times and Peterkin five times.
Conelli had living apartments at the
home of C. M. Leonard. 338 Salmon street,
and the woman occupied a suite at the
Awahnee apartment-house on Third
street. Those who know them say they
have been on familiar terms for months,
and that he was Intensely Jealous of her.
Last week they vLMted Seaside, returning
Tragedy Follows Quarrel.
Evidently they quarreled on their re
turn, for they did not see each other un
til yesterday, when the shooting occurred.
Conelli could not resist his desire to see
his sweetheart again and called at her
apartments early in the afternoon. She
was out and his failure to see her mad
dened him. He called again, and still
there was no answer to his knock.
At 6 o'clock Cornell called for the
third time, and by that time his anger
had reached the danger point. There
was still no answer to his call, and
he wrote a short, angry note and
placed It under her door.
Leaves Note for Victim.
"Dolly," It said, "I have come again
and again, and still yo uare away.
Stay at home. D. C."
He must have suspected the woman
and must have thoroughly made up
his mind what he would do. He walked
the streets for a time, and at 8 o'clock
called again. He started down the
hallway leading to her room and there
he saw hcer. And with her was a
man, the two in close and earnest con
versation. Eleven Shots Are Fired.
Mrs. Sharp started when she saw
Corelll, and, likely fearing him, tried
to enter her door. But he did not wait.
As soon as he saw her he opened Are.
He emptied one revolver and drew an
other from his pocket. The woman
screamed at the first shot and fell
upon the floor. Her companipn. Peter
kin. also fell, and the rain of leaden
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Members of Chicago Man's Family
Ask Court to Appoint Con
i servator for Property.
CHICAGO. July 19. (Special-) A con
servator for the estate of Leslie Carter,
ex-president of the Alley "L" Hallroad
and one of the most prominent financiers
of Chicago, has been applied for In the
court of Judge Cutting. Probate J,udge of
Cook County. The application was made
necessary, according to members of the
family, because of Mr, Carter's long Ill
ness, which has incapacitated him for the
task of properly caring for his vast in-
General warns Klefer, Who
Brings Flsnres to Show That
Nothtna; Short of Revolnttoa
Can Defeat Taft.
teres ts. For the past eight months he
has been In a serious condition.
A great deal of mystery has been pre
served relative to the cause of Mr. Car
ter's Illness. It was announced at first
that It was caused by gas poisoning, but
just how the poisoning occurred was
never explained. Dr. H. B. Favlll, one of
the attending physicians, declared it was
a case of accidental gas poisoning, but
neither the family nor the physician ever
divulged details of the accident.
Leslie Carter's estate Is estimated to
be worth at least J3.O00.fl0O. It is mostly
in securities, but among his possessions
are several pieces of valuable Chicago
CRUISER REACHES COLON
American Warship Des Moines
Anchors in Venezuelan Waters.
COLON, July 19. The United States
cruiser Des Moines arrive dhere today
Lieutenant-Colonel Cole, commander of
the American marines on the Isthmus of
Panama, recently received orders from
Washington to have 150 marines ready for
immediate field service. It was believed
the intention was to dispatch these ma
rines to Honduras on the cruiser Des
BIG PARADE IN - QUEBEC
Formal Opening of Tri-Oentennial
" xerclses In Canadian City. '
QUEBEC, July 19. The formal opening
of the week's exercises began today with
a monster parade of the- Young French
Canadians who assembled at the foot of
Earlier in the day Lord Roberts, ac
companied by Earl Grey, the Governor-
General, attended the Anglican Cathedral,
while a special service was given at the
Catholic Basilica in honor of the Duke of
Norfolk, . head of the English Catholics,
and the officers of the French warships.
Quiet Day at Oyster Bay. '
.OTSTER BAT. July 19. President Roose
velt spent today quietly at his home here.
In the morning Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt.
and their son Archie attended church in
the village, coming into Oyster (Bay from
Sagamore Hill .in an automobile. A com
pany of boys in uniform, part of a New
York church organjsation, now In camp
in Lloyd's Neck, formed In back of the
driveway to the church and stood at at
tention as the President approached. Mr.
Roosevelt saluted, stopped his machine
and greeted the boys pleasantly.
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GAME IJT PROGRESS DVR1G MULTNOMAH CLUB'S ANNUAL LOW' JINKS-'
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How General Kiefer
ONLY SURE OF SOLID SOUTH
Strong Republican Sentiment
Even in Border States.
TAFT CAN LOSE NEW YORK
Could Win Without Empire State.
Old - Time Politician Estmates
That Democrate Candidate Can't
Get Over 19 6 Electoral Votes.
SPRINGFIELD. O., July 19. (Special.)
"Nothing short of a tremendous poli
tical revolution can defeat 'William H.
Taft for the Presidency," says General J.
Warren KielTer, who has a Nation-wide
reputation or his figures and estimates.
The veteran Congressman, who has
studied politics at first hand for the
last 50 years, says it would take a miracle
to land William J. Bryan In the White
House. He concedes Bryan 16 states at
the outset as follows: - Alabama, Arkan
sas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisi
ana, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri,
Nevada, North Carolina. Oklahoma, South
Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia,
controlling 169 electoral .votes. Of these,
131 will be chosen from 11 southern states
with practically no contest.
Contest in Border States.
General Kiefer looks for vigorous con
tests in Tennessee, Kentucky, Maryland,
Missouri, Nevada and Oklahoma, and
says the Republicans have a reasonable
chance in all of these states.
In the doubtful list, with 29 electoral
votes he places. Colorado, Delaware,
Idaho. Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota,
an litah, .vHe-,says there Is no certainty
that any one of these will choose Bryan
electors. Cutting out Montana and Utah,
the doubtful ones lean strongly to the
Republican column. General Kiefer ex
pects Nebraska to go Republican, but it
Is put in the doubtful column to make
the case stronger.
Of the remaining 23 states, with 286
electors, general Kiefer says all are posi
tively Republican. Giving Mr. Bryan the
solid South, Nevada and Oklahoma and
adding the 29 electral votes of the doubt
ful states for good measure, General
Kiefer says he would only muster 169
electoral votes, or -44 short of enough to
send him to Washington. If he can give
15 of the doubtful votes, he will only have
184 electoral votes and will remain at
Fairview for another four years.
Taft Could Let New York Go.
On the other hand, General Kiefer
shows that Taft could lose all the so
called doubtful states and 43 votes of the
2S5 classed) as certain for htm and still
be elected. New York and Wyoming
could be dropped out and Taft still win.
If only 14 of the doubtful 29 should go to
Taft, ho could still lose New York, Indi
ana and Wyoming, or states with a like
number of electors (67) and win.
General Kiefer says there is every pros
pect that the 169 votes credited to Bryan
will be reduced, rather than that any will
fall from the 285 credited to Taft. So
the General says it will require a poli
tical revolution to give Bryan 198 elec
toral votes and a miracle to elect him.
MACHINES TCPICK HOPS
Horst Company at Bohemia, Cal.,
Adopts Xew Invention.
REDDING, Cal., July 19. Machines
will take the place of hop pickers in the
Horst Company's yards at Bohemia, Te
hama County. Last year between 250 and
300 pickers were employed during the
harvest. This year equally large crops
will be harvested by five hop picking ma
chines and a few men.
American Diplomat, - W,ho Has
. Studied Conditions ' Carefully,
Calls Such Talk Nonsense.
CHICAGO. July It (Special.)
"Sheer nonsense. " Those were the two
words In which Thomas J. O'Brien,
American Ambassador to Japan, today
summarized his opinion of the talk of
war between this country and that. He
reiterated the same words in giving his
opinion of the speech of Captain Rich
mond Pearson Hobson before the reso
lutions committee of the Democratic
National Convention at Denver, In
Thomas J. O' Kricn, Ambassador to
Japan, Who Says War Talk la
Sheer Nob sense.
which the hero of the Merrlmac fore
casted a dire and deadly conflict be
tween Americans and the little brown
men before many years. -Mr.
O'Brien, who has been Ambassa
dor for the past year, but who has
given close and detailed study to Japa
nese conditions and to Japanese feel
ing, differs radically from Captain Hob
son. He also differs fnom the rank and
file of theorists who declare that "War
must come sooner or later between
America.nd Japan and probably soon
er." INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 92
d'greee; minimum, 66 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair: probably not quite so
warm; winds mostly northerly.
Ambassador O'Brien says talk of war with
Japan is nonsense. Page 1.
President calls conference of Navy Depart
ment Bureau Chitfs; storm brewing over
battleship armaments. Page 1.
Leslie Carter. Chicago financier, loses grip
on business affairs; Page 1.
Bartender kilts Mexican Deputy Sheriff;
countrymen thirst for vengeance. Page 2.
Democrats have no hope of Carrying New
York. Page 1. .
Hitchcock alms to unite Western States -for
Taft and Sherman. ' Page 2.
General Kiefer figures that It will require
miracle to elect Bryan. Page 1.
Tennis players plp.n
at - North
. Beach. Page
American team, despite many handicaps,
determined .to win Olympic games.
Page 9- -
Oakland and San Francisco break even.
Page 9. '
Maude M allot. Portland girl, ' accidentally
killed at Ilwaco. Page 1.
Nurses roughly handle masculine invader
of hospital dormitory. Page 2.
Absconder Walker, broken in health now
on his way home to stand trial. Page 3.
Portland and Vicinity.
Jealous man murders woman, mount rail
and kills himself. Page 1.
Multnomah Club' holds annual Jinks on
Lewis River. ..Page 1.
Weather yesterday equaled two former hot
test days of year. Page 5. .
John Bauer drowns in Columbia Slough in
sight of friends powerless to rescue him.
Whitney Boise declines to make statement
In own behalf until he examines charges
against him. Page 7.
Taft-Sherman rally will be held at the
Baker Theater tonight. . Page 2.
Catholic institute will begin session today.
Country Club must house many people on
grounds. Page 7.
Real estate and building active. Page 13.
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Ancient Methods May
, Feel Big Stick.
NEW BATTLESHIP ASSAILED
Roosevelt Demands Truth
Concerning North Dakota.
CALLS FOR CONFERENCE
Bureau Chiefs and Leading Naval
Authorities Meet at Newport
Wednesday Fossils In High .
Positions May Lose Jobs.
WASHINGTON. July 19.-(SpeciaU-Prospects
are bright for a- row In the
Navy Department soon that will make
the Reuterdahl - Capps - Converse up
heaval of last Spring loo'i exceedingly
tame by comparison. The disturbance is
expected Wednesday, when the Presi
dent and the distinguished gathering of
naval officers will meet at the Navy war
college at Newport. Criticisms of the
new battleship North Dakota will be
taken up. The President is determined to
go to the bottom of. the matter. If ships
are being constructed along wrong 'lines,
he intends to call a halt on further work
along these lines and the clash of bureaus
that will ensue in that event will be aug
mented by the crashing of big stick on
Elaborate precautions are being taken to
keep the public in ignorance of the dis
cussion. Armed sentries will surround the
war college during the conference and no
outsiders will be permitted to enter. , In
this way it is hoped to avoid the pub
licity that was given the criticism of
Henry Reuterdahl, the marine artist, that
the armor plate on the present battles
ships is badly placed. Practically all
chiefs of naval bureaus and several offi
cers on the retired list have been sum
moned to attend the meeting.
Real Cause of Conference... ;
The first topic to be taken up, and the
real cause for the calling ' of" the con
ference, is the report of Commander Key
to the President in which, he makes
sweeping criticisms of the armored
cruiser North Dakota, a sister ship of the
Delaware. These criticsms have been
kept a profound secret, even from naval
officers. " Plans for the North Dakota
and Delaware were drawn some time ago
and submitted to the Fifty-ninth Con
gress for approval. It was on these plans
in a ' general way that the session just
adjourned appropriated funds for the
construction of two new all-big-gun bat
tleships, to be called the Florida and
As it - is the : President's intention to
have the two ships that Congress auth
orized as powerful and efficient as they
can be made, he will insist that if they
are to be built along the same general
lines as the ..North Dakota and Dela
ware, he must be shown that they are
recognized an first class. If there is any
difference of opinion among the bureau
chiefs, he wants to know it before work
progresses too for.
While, as has been said, the contents of
Commander Key's disturbing report have
not been made public by the President,
It is accepted as true that one of the
chief criticisms made relates to arma
ment. The manner In which the ten- 12
lnch guns were mounted was a matter of
discussion at the time the plans were
drawn. The bureau of ordinance at that
time declined to permit any Interference
with Its plans.
It would surprise few people who know
the facts, if the President, in view of all
the circumstances, were to abolish the
present naval board of construction and
substitute for It a board of design with
wholly different membership. There is
no doubt that this plan would meet with
most violent opposition from influential
quarters, both within and without the ser
vice. Armed with his constitutional auth
ority as Commander In Chief of the Navy,
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MULTNOMAH CLUB MEMBERS SWIMMING IN
Meets Tragic Death at Ilwaco While
Playing In Sand With Party
II.WACO, Wash., July 1. (Spe
cial.) While playing on the sand at
Long Beach this afternoon, Maude
Mallot, the 15-year-old daughter of C.
T. Mallot, of 961 Williams avenue,
Portland, was crushed to death by a
log which rolled down upon her from
a caving sand bank.
Several smaller children were with
the girl at the time. A little daughter
of Mrs. Crandall, of Long Beach, was
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Hhmile rrsis" Mallott, " Child
V Crushed to Death Under Lost
. Beach.: -
the first to give the alarm.' MrsT Cran
dall. at 'whose home-Miss Mallott was
visiting, hurried, to the. scene, and
finding no help at hand summoned Dr.
Paul from Ilwaco. '
The weight of the log ihad crushed
out the- girl's -life, and she was dead
when the physician arrived.
Miss Mallott and the Crandall chil
dren had dressed to go bathing in the
surf,, and .were playing in the sand
dunes near the water shortly after 3
o'clock. Several of the -children were
collected about a large log, which dur
ing some' storm the tide had" thrown
up high, on the-.beach. In 'some: man
ner the" log . was dislodged from its
bed in the loose sand, and Miss Mallott
was caught beneath it.
It is believed - she was stunned and
fatally crushed the moment the log
struck her, as tljere was no evidence
of a struggle.
When - the distracted mother . received
the news of her- daughter's fate by long
distance telephone she swooned into the
arms of ' a neighbor, who happened to
be calling. , When later seen by a report
er, Mrs. Mallot said:
"Maudie left home Saturday afternoon
In the care of Jefferson Crandall, a friend
of ours, to take the steamer Potter to
Long Beach. - She had not been feeling
well, and we thought the sea air would
do her good..'' She was to be gone about
10 days. It seems almost impossible that
I shall never see my little child in life
again. I. know everything happens for
the best, but,' It Is terrible to think that
in so short, a time such a dreadful thing
could happen. My husband started for
Long Beach as soon as we got the news,
and when he had been gone a short time,
word came that the body - would arrive
here on the Potter Monday morning."
Mr. Mallot was overtaken by telegraph
and returned home . Sunday night. No
definite arrangments for the child's
funeral have been made as yet. It is
expected that her school-girl friends will
attend in a body, as a token of thefr love
for the dead girL -
LEWIS BITER, EAR LANDING, AT ANNUAL LOW JINKS.
Club Has Great Outing
on Lewis River.
DAY WITHOUT DULL MOMENT
Games and Practical Jokes in
TRIP ON STEAMER TEAL
Decollete Garb Order of Day That
Is Spent in Football, Baseball,
Boxing and Eating Many
Members Attend. r
Ducking, sousing, swimming, singing,
racing,, boxing, wrestling, shirt-pulling,
dancing, eating and tfrlnklng. football and
baseball were some of the 67 varieties of
Jinks indulged in by 220 members of the
Multnomah Amateur Athletic Club, who
yesterday set out at 9 A. M. for their an-
nual water excursion and got back at 6:30 j
o'clock as full of satisfaction as any ,
brigade of pleasure-seekers possibly could .
The Jinks did not take place exclusively I
at the landing place up Lewis River, as j
advertised; they began about four min- j
utes after the J. N. Teal left the Oak i
street dock, got well under way going j
down the Wllliamette, were in full blast j
descending the Columbia and got ready j
for the climax during the five-mile climb j
up from the mouth of the Lewis. In the j
secluded spot in western Clarke County, j
where the Teal tied up, five hours, they '
continued unabated, and as for the com- r
ing home well, there was no anti-climax !
Wear Hot Weather Garb.
, Costumes began to grow deshabille bs- j
fore the clubmen were well out of the J
city limits. Sundry palls of water that j
came gently swishing from the upper
deck onto the heads of those below served ;
as gentle reminders early in the game that )
decollete garb was the proper thing. This '
was not an amateur firemen's hose con-
test, but . it kept, up till the lack of fire j
protection on the J. N. Tea! would have i
staggered a Are insurance company.
When the bucket brigade had finished 1
its fell work, impromptu stunts were j
called for on the lower deck. Contin- i
gents, whose methods savored dreadfully I
of the strong-arm system, went in search I
of unwilling performers the more unwill-
ing the better. Hustled into the center !
of the human Coliseum, vigorous induce- i
ments were applied to extract fancy dan- '
ces. Such was the effective character of !
these inducements that everything from I
a Highland fling to a 'plain and unassum-
ing clog dance was elicited, and the in !
formal variety show down beside the en- I
gines had half the shipload standing in
the parquet space before it ended.
' No Spectators to Bother.
The scene of the gladiatorial contests, j
the annual kingpin attraction of the low j'
Jinks, is a most appropriate one. Thera
was no house within a quarter of a mile, j '
There were passersby, gratification of
whose curiosity might be followed by a
shock. Occasional hardened farmhand
from the fields of western Clarke saun
tered along, but they were initiated in-
stantly and kept. ;
One of them drifted over from Wood
land, two miles distant. He was detect
ed at the ringside and was thrust for
ward into instant prominence. He didn't
want to wrestle, he said; he averred ho
couldn't. In fact. He was assured h
could and would and must. He pulled
back like a calf within smell of the bane
ful branding iron. Willing hands pushed
and pulled him into the very forefront of
the battle. Finally, one McKenzle low
ered his head and ran for him. Th
Woodland youth went up, feet first. Out
of the capacious pocket of his overalls
dropped a gun, blue-barrelled, well-filled,
of evil omen. A momentary hush fell
over the enthusiasts. No. the gun didn't
go off, but no native was twisted any;
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