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VOL. XLVIII NO. 14,908. PORTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEITE3IBER 9, 1903. PRICE FIVE CENTS.
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Jones and McBride Are
COUNT SLOW IN WASHINGTON
Light Vote Cast in First Direct
COSGROVE SECOND CHOICE
Runs Ahead of Mead, Old Lin Re
publican Candidate tor Governor,
In West Democrats Help
Ankeny at Home.
AXKEST ILIADS IS KiXG
SEATTLE. Wash.. Sept. 8. Spe
cial. ) Incomplete return from 23
precincts In Kin County five Mc
Bride 5J4. Mead 235. Cosgrove. 330,
Ankeny 6B3 and Jones 5-3-
BEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 8. (Special.)
In every precinct counted In Seattle up
to 10 o'clock Henry McBride leads for
Governor. The count Is exasperatingly
low. and from many precincts it is
now indicated that it will not be fin
ished before tomorrow night. About 60
per cent of the total registration voted.
Cosgrove Is getting a majority of
the second-choice votes. So far as
King County Is concerned, early re
turns Indicate the success of McBride
for Governor and Jones for Senator.
One of the features disclosed by the
count is the surprisingly small Democratic
vote. Many Democrats participated In
the Republican primaries. Colonel Ble
then, Democratic editor of the Times, was
among others who challenged at the polls.
Democrats will poll less than 10 per cent
and will be forced to hold conventions in
The first precinct in King County com
plete. Hot Springs, gave McBride. for
Governor, 43 first choice votes. No bal
lots were cast for Mead. Ankeny secured
S3 and Jones 15.
HOME IS STRONG FOR- AXKEXY
Walla Walla County Will Give Him
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Sept. 9.
(Special.) Partial election returns from
Walla Walla City and County, up to 1
o'clock this morning, give Senator An
keny a plurality of approximately 1000
votes out of 1601 In the city and a lead
of S to 1 In outside precincts. McBride
Is receiving two votes to one over Cos
grave and Mead to all city precincts,
while Cosgrove Is running heavier in
most of the rural districts.
Oout of a total of 3717 votes registered
in Walla Walla, approximately 1300 were
polled at the primaries today. Tht ratio
of Republican and Democratic votes cast
was about 8 to 1. which is thought to
be due largely to the fact that many
Democrats cast Republican ballots In or
der to help Senator Ankeny, while many
of the minority party did not vote at all,
becauee there Is no fight of any moment
among candidates of that party. Among
the local fights which is exciting especial
attention Is now between Everett J.
Smith and Otto B. Rupp for the office
of Prosecuting Attorney and Thomas H.
Brents and E. F. Barker for the Superior
Judgeship. In the city precincts and most
of the outside districts Smith is leading
for Attorney and Brents for the Judge,
At 1 o'clock, only 25 per cent of the
total vote had been counted, at which
ratio complete returns will not be re
ceived before tomorrow evening. The
"boxer" element. It is said, practically
admits the victory of Senator Ankeny
by a good majority.
Reports from the Sound give An
keny a majority of the votes of King
and Pierce counties, sufficient to over
come any lead Jones may have in his
home county, and Spokane, where the
two candidates are now running about
neck and neck, with Jones slightly in
the lead. Only approximate estimates
of the final result can be made tonight.
CLARK COUNTY IS FOR JONES
Early Returns Give Him 155, An
keny 1 03 Mead Also Leads.
VANCOUVER. Wash.. Sept. 8. (Spe
cial.) Returns from 11 precincts in Clark
County indicate that Governor Mead has
carried the county. These precincts give
Mead 88 for first choice and 39 for second
choice. McBride follows with 7S for first
choice and 37 for second choice. The vote
on the other gubernatorial candidates,
first and second choice respectively, was
as follows: Rldpath. 3. 3: Atkinson, 12.
2S: Robinson. 12, 8: Neil. J. 5; Brown. 1.
10: Cosgrove. 21. 73.
For Lieutenant-Governor. Coon leads
with 45 votes for first choice and 21 for
second choice. The vote on the other
candidates for this office from the same
precincts gives: Morrison. 37, 21: Fawcett,
li 18; Austin. 1ft. 18; Hay, 28. 80.
The vote on Senator follows: Ankeny,
103; Jones, 16; Snell. 8.
MEAD IS LEADING IX TACOMA
Cosgrove Close Second for Governor.
Jones Ahead of Ankeny.
TACOMA, Sept. 8. Only three precincts
In the City of Tacoma are complete and
give little indication of the final result.
.Moa-d. for Governor, is in the lead so far,
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MRS. H. B. LITT IS
MISSING IN PARIS
DISAPPEARED FROM HOTEL
THERE TWO WEEKS AGO.
Well-Known Portland Woman Lost
In French Capital Since
PARIS, Sept. 8.
Lltt, of Portland
Friends of Mrs. H. B.
Or., are greatly dis
tressed over her m
She left her hotel on
August 24, saying she
a fortnight ago.
the afternoon of.
was going to the
she has not been
office of the American
to get mall. Since then
seen. Her friends and
Ni-ac: U 'J
W. I. Jones, Who la Given Lead
In Karl j' Return Over Levi
Ankeny for KrpuuMran Nomina
tion for I'nlted States Senator.
the police have scoured the city without
finding the slightest clew.
Mrs. Lltt is described as a woman of 45.
She was cheerful In disposition and ener
getic and had shown no sign of worry
She was not familiar with the French
Mrs. Lltt, who Is well known in Port
land, is the wife of H. B. Lltt, proprietor
of the well-known ladies' cloak and suit
house on Washington street. She has
been in Paris for some time and letters
received by friends recently gave no hint
of any worry or other trouble. Her many
friends In this city will hope that fears
entertained for her safety are unfounded
and that she will be found safe and well.
HORSES TRAMPLE WOMAN
Hundreds on Chicago Street Witness
Result of Reckless Driving.
CHICAGO. Sept. 8. (Special.) Mrs.
Clara Mcintosh, 70 years old, mother of
David Mcintosh, manager of the Holden
Shoe Company, and C. M. Mcintosh,
Superintendent of the Government
Lighthouse District, was killed by be
ing trampled under a horse's hoofs at
Wabash avenue and Ada street at 11
o'clock this morning. Several hundred
pedestrians witnessed the accident,
which added one more to the long list
of victims of reckless driving at crowd
ed street corners In the downtown dis
trict. Mrs. Mcintosh was run down by
a wagon of the Jefferson Ice Company.
The driver was taken-into custody and
Is held pending the Coroner's Inquest.
William Schwertberger, S years old,
with a book in one hand and a pad of
paper in the other, rushed -across the
street to tell his mother of his experi
ence on the first day of school, when
he was run over by a wagon and fatal
M'CARREN HOLDS HIS GRIP
Carries Majority of Assembly Dis
tricts of Brooklyn.
NEW YORK. Sept. 8. By carrying 18 of
the 23 assembly districts of Brooklyn,'
Senator Patrick H. McCarren today main
tained hie political control of Kings
County, only four of the seven revolting
districts returning antl-McCarren leaders.
William E. Melody, in the Fourth Assem
bly District, Willllam McGulre in the
Fourth and William A. Doyle in the
Ninth failed in their effort to dethrone
the prjj-McCarren leaders.
In the Twenty-third. Tenth, Eleventh
and Twenty-second districts the insur
gents were successful. This, however,
will not affect the situation -and leaves
McCarren in control of the Democratic
Despite charges of fraud, made in ad
vance of the polling by both sides, very
little disorder was observed.
FINISHES HUGE CANVAS
Hungarian Artist Depicts Washing
ton at Battle of Trenton.
PROCTOR. Vt.. Sept. 8. Gido Horvath,
a Hungarian artist, has completed here,
after years of careful work, study and
research, a mammoth oil painting of
"Washington at the Battle of Trenton."
It is claimed to be the largest single
picture on any subject ever produced in
this country. It is 210 feet long and 11
OILTANKS ARE BLAZING
Fire Threatens to Devour Railroad
Depot at Leadville.
LEADVILLE. Colo.. Sept. 9. 1 JO A. M.
Oiltanks of the Continental OH Com
pany are burning fiercely and several
hundred barrels of oil have already been
consumed. Several buildings of a small
nature have caught ' fire and the Rio
Grande depot Is threatened. The loss
cannot be estimated at this hour.
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OTHERS TO KILL
Astonishing Story Told
by Mrs. Rice.
SLAYER TO COMMIT. SUICIDE
Twice Loaded Pistol for the
Woman, Whose Nerve Fails.
THEN FINDS MAN TO DO ACT
Charles E. Davis Admits Attempt to
Commit Suicide With Drug Fur
nished by Rustln, but
- OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 8. Determined
to die, but not by his own hand lest
his life insurance be forfeited. Dr.
Frederick H. Rustln beggjd Mrs. Abbie
Rice to shoot him and then commit
suicide. On two different occasions he
loaded a revolver and handed it to her
telling her to shoot, but her nerve
failed. Then he. Induced Charles E.
Davis, a bank clerk and member of a
prominent family, who was also weary
f life to do the deed and then commit
suicide. Rustln furnished both Davis
and Mrs. Rice with poison . to commit
suicide, but Davis vomited up his dose
nd lived to testify at the Inquest.
Mrs. Rice did not take the poison, her
nerve again failing.
Mystery StiJI Remains.
This Is the astonishing story of the
events preceding the shooting of Dr.
Rustln as told by Mrs. Rice and Davis
at the coroner's Inquest on the body
of Rustln, but while it leads close to
the solution of the mystery of the doc
tor's death, has not solved It, for Davis
denies any part in the shooting and
Mrs. Rice denies having witnessed the
Mrs. Rice Tells of Death Pact. '
Mrs. Rice a her testinjony, said Dr.
Rustln asked her to kill him about two
weeks ago, and she consented - and
agreed to shoot herself afterward. She
"I was to shoot him in his office. He
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To the Oregon Legislature.
Gentlemen I hereby withdraw as a candidate
for the United States Senate. This action is the
result of my conviction that I am not truly the
choice of the people of Oregon for that place,
merely seeming so through the feuds of factions
and the rivalry of machinating politicians. Trust
ing this will relieve ycu from further embarrass
ment, I am Most respectfully yours,
Q E E. C N.
To John D. Rockefeller.
Sir I hasten to assure you that Judge Gross
cup's decision meets with my hearty approval.
There has been a. great deal of vicious agitation
against such bulwarks of our liberties as the
Standard Oil Company (In which with deep shame
let me confess that In certain thoughtless moments
I have myself participated). Such Intolerance will.
I hope, properly feel this rebuke from our higher
courts. Yours to command,
T E R T.
P. S. Is there an cpenlng for a man, steady
and willing, in your offtceT I expect presently to
be out of a situation.
AGED PASTOR WINS
"AIM AT HER HEART, KNEEL
ING," HIS TIP TO LOVERS. '
Rev. Uriah Shlck, or Los Angeles, 7 6
Years Young, Weds Woman
- 31 Years of Age.
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Sept. 8. (Spe
cial.) "The surest way to win a
woman's heart is to take aim, kneel
ing," remarked Rev. Dr. Uriah Shlck,
76, a retired preacher of Long Beach,
who was married today to Miss Ella
Arnold. 31 years old. Dr. Shlck Is a
well preserved, fine-looking young-old
man, and looks to be of 50 Summers
and fewer Winters.
'There is no silly romance In our
matrimonial venture, you may be sure,"
said Dr. Shlck. "I love her with all my
heart and I know she feels the same
toward me. You know that old saying
by Francis Bacon, 'Wives are young
men's mistresses, companions for mid
dle age and old men's nurses.' Well,
such Is not true in our case."
The young bride and her snowy
headed husband will make their home
in Long Beach.
SEVEN HURT IN EXPLOSION
Gas Accumulated in Basement
Throws Firemen Into Street,
LOS ANGELES, Cal., Sept. 8. Six fire
men and a 11-year-old girl were badly
burned and shocked as the result of an
explosion of gas during a small fire In a
plumbing shop on South Main street late
this afternoon. Three of the men were
blown from , the room into the street.
Two companies responded and two fire
men were sent into the basement to make
sure there were no flames there. One of
them rarried a lantern, and the gas,
which had been gathering In the basement,
The Injured men were quickly removed
to the hospital, where it is said all will
The girl, Mildred Vejar, was standing
on the walk in front of the shop and was
blown Into the street. Her back was
BLACKS ARM FOR CONFLICT
Kansas City Negroes Fear Out
break of Race War.
KANSAS CITY, Sept. 8.-Slnce the
killing of a white man by a negro here
last Saturday there has been growing
fear of a race war among the colored
population and the 'police have learned
that many of them'; are puTchaalni- fire
arms, s t
A pawnbroker on East Eighteenth street
reported that the negroes had purchased
all the shotguns, rifles and revolvers in
his store, besides a large amount of am
munition UNWRITTEN LETTERS
To Joseph Cannon.
Dear Joe Am In Danville to aid, as president of
the American Federation of Labor, your re-election
to Congress. The consistent devotion to, the
active championship of,- the Interests of the work
ing man shown throughout your long official
career shall not, I am determined, go unrewarded.
Faithfully your friend,
B L O S.
In Series of Speeches
CLINCH ROOSEVELT POLICIES
Business Honesty Will Be Aim
BEST RECORD FOR LABOR
Ridicules Bryan's Claim to Pater
nity of Roosevelt's I dens and De-
dares Him Responsible for
CINCINNATI, Sept. 8. That W. H. Taft
will make a complete and extensive tour
in the United States before the November
election was announced tonight as the
personal Intention of the candidate. Mr.
Taft will rely on the record made by him
self today as proof complete of his ability
to make good in a campaign of travel.
Besides the physical capacity of speaking
from north to south through the State of
Ohio, Mr. Taft made himself the ag
gressor In the political fight.
Clinch Roosevelt Policies.
He said In his speech at Sandusky that.
If elected President, he would devote his
best energies to constructive recommenda
tions to Congress for legislation which
would clinch the Roosevelt policies of
business honesty. At the same time he
made it clear that the regulation by the
Government of interstate business should
be not only sound in legal principle but
the Interpretation and enforcement of the
law should be both clear and speedy, to
the end that the legitimate aggregation of
capital should not be prevented or dis
couraged and that confidence in the com
mercial stability of the country should
be on the soundest possible . basis. , Mr.
Taft also pledged himself to further the
policy of Government supervision of the
issue of stocks and bonds of interstate
railroads. - " 1 "
" Best Record for Labor.
Later in the day he declared- the Re
publican t party to have made the best
record In labor legislation during the past
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To Arthur Brisbane. '
Dear Brisbane The frequent references to my
self In our publications are extremely disagreeable
to me. Will you kindly see that the chronicling
of mv daily doings Is stopped? Diffident and
unaspiring, I have always been averse to notoriety.
By stealth, not openly, to do good has been my
constant aim. Your sincere friend.
W M R. H T.
LETTERS IN TRUNK
WIFE FINDS GIRL'S LOVING
LETTERS TO HUSBAND.
Purchase of Dress for Other Woman
. Arouses Suspicion Bases on
Unlucky Thirteenth Letter.
BALTIMORE, Md., Sept. 8. (Special.)
A photograph of a pretty woman
and 13 amatory letters found in An
drew J. Davis' trunk by his wife re
sulted today in Mrs. Davis being grant
ed a divorce. Mrs. Davis testified that
they were married In 1895. One day
she said that she learned that her hus-
Henry McBride, Who Haa a Lead
in Early Returns for Republic
an Nomination for Governor of
band had bought a handsome gown at
a local department store. As she had
not got the dress, she began to wonder
what her husband had done with it,
and investigated his trunk.
There she says she found 13 letters,
to say nothing of a large cabinet pho
tograph. On the back of the photo
graph Is written: "Lovingly, Your Lit
tle Girl," and one of the letters wound
up as follows:
"Pray for me as I do for you.' All
my love and a big kiss. Sincerely and
lovingly, Your Little Girl."
Another' letter filed in the case was
sent' by Davis to his wife," In which he
acknowledged his wrongdoing and
promised to behave himself In future.
He asked his wife to forgive him, and
"in the name of God," told her that
she was the only woman he had ever
loved. Mrs. Davis said she returned
12 of the letters to her husband and
the photograph, but she retained that
unlucky 13th letter and instituted di
METHODISTS JOIN FIGHT
Will Invade Cannon's District to
Assist in Defeating Him.
BALTIMORE, Sept. 8. The recent
action of the legislative committee of
the temperance society of the Metho
dist Episcopal Church in advising all
Methodist voters who favor the "Inter
state liquor shipment" bill to vote for
Congressional candidates who are op
posed to the re-election of Representa
tive Cannon as speaker has been fol
lowed by the decision of the committee,
it was announced at the committee
headquarters here today, to carry the
fight into the Speaker's district and
recommend that he be opposed for re
election to Congress.
RUINED BY BETTING LAW
Despondent Sheepsliead Bay Busi
ness Man Kills Himself.
NEW YORK. Sept. 8. Believed to be
a suicide on account of the anti-betting
law, which went Into effect recently,
Reuben Goldberg, long a Sheepshead
Bay business man, was found dead to
day. He had hanged himself in the cel
lar of his house.
Goldberg had built up a good busi
ness at the Bay, but the passage of the
new law quickly drove away his trade.
FIVE MILES OF MEN MARCH
Morton Leads 4000 Troops In Hike
Across Missouri. .
FORT RILEY, Kan., Sept. 8. Four
thousand officers and enlisted men left
here this morning under command of
Brigadier-General Charles Morton, com
mander of the Department of the Mis
souri, on a march to St. Joseph, Mo.,
where they will attend a military tourna
ment. The distance is 130 miles.
When strung out in marching the
column was almost five miles long and
constituted the largest military body that
ever marched through Kansas, either in
peace or war.
JEROME DOES NOT CARE
Says Ho Cannot Oppose Removal of
NEW YORK, Sept. 8. District Attorney
Jerome today said he Is not interested in
the Thaw matter and does not care
whether they take Harry Thaw to Pitts
burg or not. He added that he knows
of no law by which his removal to an
other state might be prevented.
"I have no authority to oppose his
being taken to Pittsburg." he said.
"Thaw was removed from my Jurisdiction
when be was committed to the asylum." .
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Forest Fires Die Down
When Wind Falls.
CITIZENS REST FROM BATTLE
Grand Marais on North Shore
INHABITANTS IN PERIL
Unlike People or Mesaba District,
Are Without Place of Refuge.
Losses of Minnesota
PROPERTY LOSS IS ESTIMATED
ST. PAUL, Minn., Sept. 8. Spe
cials to the Pioneer Pre state that
already more than :t.000,000 worth
of mlninic timber and other property
has been destroyed by the forest
fires In Upper Minnesota.
DULUTH, Minn., Sept. 8. Fighting des
perately against the forest tires that
threatened momentarily to add six more
mno-e towns to the blackened ruins of
Chisholm and Snowball, practically the
entire ijooulatlon of the Mesaba region
composed the self-constituted fire brigade
that struggled fiercely all day today and
late Into the night to save their, homes
and property.. After raging fiercely all
the afternoon, the flames died down with
the wind this evening and gave the army
of fighters a chance to rest after their
Once Seemed Doomed.
Hibblng, Nashwauk, Buhl, Coleraine and
Mpuntain Iron, which were considered
doomed during the greater part of the
afternoon, are safe again; unless the wind
revives. There is still Utile promise of
rain, and a strong wind from any direc
tion will fan the flames into a renewed
The Duluth fire department received
a telegram from the department at
Hibtiig asking for assistance, and
Chief Black, with a number of men and
an engine left Duluth shortly after
o'clock for the scene of the fire. The
Mesaba . road has trains In waiting at
Hibblng to take the people away from
the scene of danger.
No Refuge From Flames.
Grand Marais,. Minn., on the north shore.
Is in the clutches of the fire demon. The
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TODAY'S Fair and warmer; northerly
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 65
desies: minimum temperature, 47.0
Rumor of attempt to shoot Roosevelt has
no foundation. Page 4.
Interstate commission orders rate on lumber
through Portland gateway. Page i.
Bryan speaks to precinct committeemen and
confers with National Committee. Page a.
Taft takes aggressive against Bryan In
speeches on trip across Ohio. Page 1.
Result, of test vote on Hughes la mixed.
Iowa standpatters cause deadlock in Sena
torial light. Page 5.
Fire In Denver hotel causes panic resulting
In four deaths. Page 3.
Harrlman speaks for harmony between
railroad and shipper. Page 5.
Girl's letters found in husband's trunk
cause wile to get ujvuitc. i bbt .
Woman of 70 killed by ice wagon. Page 1.
Old preacher marries young bride and gives
young men advice. Page 1.
Mrs. Rice tells astonishing story of murder
and suicide pact with Dr. Rustln. Page 1.
Forest fires threaten Hibblng, Minn. Page I.
Orvllle Wright does wonders with aeroplane.
Marines win more prlies at Seagirt shoot.
Berry coming to confer with McCredie on
enlarging Coast League. Page 7.
Pacific Coast League scores: Los Angeles 4.
Portland 1; San Francisco o, Oakland 0.
Young players prominent In second day's
play of Fall tennis tournament. Page 7.
Fund for entertainment of Oregon athletes
grows. Page 7.
Rather than go to school Spokane boy at
tempts suicide. Page .
Company Is formed to develop oil deposits
In Linn County. Page .
Farmers' Educational and Co-operative,
Union will hold next convention at Walla
Walla. Page 6.
Meyers boys pay off $50,000 notes to father
and family quarrel la ended. Page 1.
McBride and Jonea run ahead In Washing
ton Republican primaries. Page 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Hop contracts In active demand. Page 17.
Harrlman's cheerful talk affects his stocks.
Government crop report Is bullish. Paga IT.
Stevedores and longshoremen sign agree
ment for two yeurs. page lo.
Port hind and Vicinity.
Ralph W. Hoyt elected president Rose
Festival Association. Page 10.
R. V. Short, pioneer surveyor who made nrat
map of Portland. Page 1U.
Talesmen are drawn for new grand Jury.
Architeete win In controversy over school
designs. Page 12.
Oregon Independent party puta electoral
ticket in field. Page 12.
Ground lease signed and building to be
reeted at northeast corner of Second
and Alder. Page 11.
Washlnaton-street dock burned and two
firemen hurt. Page 10.