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PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 1908.
LIVE TWO WEEKS
MARQUAM SUIT IS
TRIED TO KILL HIM
GIRLS AINU KUbtb
JILTED, BUT JILT
Prefers Naval Lieuten
ant to Abruzzi.
RICH MAXtFACTCRER WANTS
DIVORCE FROM SOULMATE.
MAYOR LANE PONDERS OVER
BECOMES MORE SERIOUS.
ROOT SC ND
Ladds Pay $70,000 for
Quit Claim Deed.
LONG LITIGATION AT AN END
Judge Marquam to Have Over
$30,000 for Himself.
CLEARS TITLE TO HOLDINGS
Marquam Building: anil Rosmere
Tract. Which Were In Dispute,
JPart of Title Bank Assets
Taken Over by Ladds.
F.y a quitclaim deed given yesterday
by Judge P. A. Marquam to the Titlo
Guarantee & Trust Company, litigation
between the parties over the Marquam
building and SO acres of land in Rosa
mere conies to an end.
Judge Marquam Is to receive from the
I.adds JTO.OOO. of which I10.VX will go to
'pay deficiency Judgments. After 'all fees
and charges shall have been paid. It Is
understood that Judse Marquam will
have between l".o00 and J:'5.0ik) net for
himself. This sum will provide him a
loinfortnble living for the remainder of
Ills advanced years.
Judge Marquam is W years of age. In
addition to the cash settlement, he Is to
have free office rent In the Marquam
building for two years.
As a result of the settlement suits
now pending In the Supreme Court will
be withdrawn and further litigation
averted. Judge Marquam, under the
terms of the agreement, relinquishes all
i ians in the property and perhaps the
most famous civil case. In the history of
i regon courts Is brought to an abrupt
Terms Agreed To, Papers Signed.
The terms of settlement were finally
agreed upon and proper documents
s'gned yesterday afternoon at a meeting
of attorneys for th litigants In the of
fices of Watson, Beekman & Watson,
one of the firm of lawyers acting In the
interest of Judge Marquam. Judge E.
B. Watson, W. D. Fcnton and John
Manning represented the Marquam In
terests, but at the meeting yesterday
only Judge Watson was present. Attorneys-
J. Couch Flanders and S. B. Lin
thlcum attended In the Interest of the
I.arge part of the work of bringing the
two parties together was done by John
Manning, ex-District Attorney, who ren
dered Important aid to E. B. Watsons,
Marquam's attorney through the long
litigation. Mr, Manning came Into the
case a year ago, when, as prosecuting
officer, he was probing the Title Guar
antee & Tmst Company bank wreck.
This ends a long chapter of piratical
financiering by J.. Thorburn Ross, ex
head of the Title Guarantee & Trust
Company, which collapsed 13 months
ago. Ross. although trustee of Mar
quam's properties, bought It In for his
bank at foreclosure, sale In 1900 and suc
cessfully resisted in the courts Mar
quam'a efforts to redeem. But Ross'
court victories were not conclusive;
Marquam still asserted claims whlcn
clouded the Title Company's title and
barred the company or W. M. Dadd from
selling any part of It.
History of the Case.
Marquam fell into Ross' clutches In
!!. when Ross secured for him a J300,
000 loan on the Marquam building and
the Rossmere land from the United
States Mortgage Company, of New York.
This loan refunded Marquom's Indebt
edness. Incurred through erection of the
Marquam building and theater, which
cost J6'.0,000. Marquam. at the same
time that he executed the mortgage,
executed a deed of trust to the Title
Guarantee & Trust Company, in con
formity with the requirements of the
By the terms of the trust, the Title
Company was to administer the proper
ties, pay indebtedness, taxes and inter
est, receive certain stipulated compen
sations, and pay off the debts with the
building's earnings. It seemed abso
lutely certain that the building's earn
ings would pay all charges and gradually
diminish the debt. So safe did the
prospect seem that a minor indebted
ness of $32,000. in addition to the J300,
imo mortgage, was to be carried by the
trustee and paid off from the earnings.
How Ros Managed Trust.
ICoss managed the trust, however,
not to diminish the debts, but to in
crease them. In six years, by 1900, the
debts had grown $118,000. then
amounting to 1450.000. In that year
the mortgage company foreclosed and
at Sheriff's sale Ross bought In the
properties. By that time there had
accumulated 145.000 interest and more
than 130.000 taxes.
Then followed unsuccessful attempts
of Marquam. In the courts, to redeem
the properties. Ross used his influence
in the last Legislature to kill a bill
intended to reopen the Supreme Court
to Marquam'a suit.
A year ago last month Ross' bank
collapsed after the dizziest career of
high finance ever seen In Oregon. Ross
was indicted for misappropriating the
public school funds in his bank and
ICuncludcd on Fags 14. j.
Wonders Whether to Praise Pretty
Women or Blossoms in Telegram
to Eastern. Paper.
Competing with the chief executives
In the New York World as to wny their
respective cities were thankful on
Thanksgiving day. Mayor Lane selected
what he knew full well would eclipse
anything any of the others could send
roses blooming in the open yards. He
thought over the matter for a time, and
then sat down and wrote the following:
"Portland Is thankful for many bless-
tahhl Stephen S. Wise. Formerly
of Portland. Latent Assailant of
Klrhard t'roker. .' '
Ings, Including its rapid growth and in
creasing prosperity, the health and hap
py conditions of Its people, for the
balmy sunshine, and the roses, which
are blooming In every dooryard of the
That sounded pretty good to the
Mayor, and he affixed his official signa
ture to it. telegraphed it. to the World,
and it appeared in the Issue of Novem
ber along with 15 other messages
from Mayors of various cities.
I was unable to decide at first." said
Mayor Lane yesterday, "whether to base
my message upon the .pretty women
abounding In Portland or upon the justly
celebrated roses, but decided upon the
latter, for I exploited the beauty of our
women on the occasion of the Natjonal
convention of the grocers, held at Bos
ton. At that time. I said the women of
Portland are worth a trip .around the
world to see. and the grocers voted to
meet In this city next year. Therefore.
I thought I would give the roses a
chance, this time." .
PUPILS' JOKE "SHOCKING"
Teacher, Called to Examine Charged
Fence, Gets Electric Spark,
BFILLINGHAM'. Wash.. Dec. 3. (Spe
cial.) A stolen current of electricity, a
charged school building fence, a principal
shocked In all senses of the word and a
dire threat of wholesale expulsions, are
the leading features In a farce comedy
enacted at the North Belllngham High
Some Ingenious students, by means of a
coll of barb wire, stole a strong current
of electricity from the First Christian
Church and ran It to the wire fence which
encloses the school ground. Then some
one told Principal Twltmeyer that there
was something wrong with the fence.
That august personage "bit," and went
out to examine the fence.
The consequent shock knocked him off
his feet. The Janitor, coming to his res
cue, was similarly affected, and then a
crowd collected and several of the stu
dents received severe shocks from the
Innocent appearing fence.
WOMAN SAVES MAN'S LIFE
Giant Wave Nearly Washes Passen
ger From Deck of Steamer.
NEW YORK, Dec, 3. David Bearne.
of Dundee. Scotland, a passenger on
the steamer California, which arrived
here today from Glasgow, narrowly
escaped being washed overboard by a
giant wave. He was reclining in a
stationary chair on the upper deck
when the "wave' picked him up. As
the water was receding with lilm he
was seized by Mrs. William Angus, of
Haywards, Cal., who held him until
three sailors came to the rescue. Mr.
Bearne's shoulder was dislocated and
ha suffered many bruises.
NO RACES FOR EMPLOYES
Los Angeles Civil Service Commis
sion Puts Ban on Ponies.
L09 ANGELES. Deo. 3. The Civil
Service Commission of Los Angeles today
Issued an order that any civil service
employe, whether on the active list at
present or not, who was found to visit
the racetrack or bet on the races, would
be Immediately discharged.
PLEDGE THRONE'S POLICY
Edict Assures China of Constitution
- In Nine Years.
PEKIN. Dec. 3. An Imperial edict Is
sued today pledges the throne to the pol
icy Inaugurated by the late Emperor, es
pecially the programme which provides
for the granting of a constitution to the
eujyira at the end of nine years, -
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Scores Judges Who
Feast With Him.
BOSS DISPENSED JUDGESHIPS
Therefore Not Free to Be Ab
' sent From Banquet
CORRODE NATION'S MORALS
Former Portland Minister Disturbs
Triumpltant Return of Retired
Tammany Boss, Who Re
torts With Much Scorn.
NEW YORK. Dec. 3. (Special.) Rabbi
Stephen 9. Wise. who .branded the
Croker-Freedman banquet as "a night of
shame," lias been moved by Richard
Croker's reply to make a hot rejoinder.
Mr. Croker was deeply upset over the
statement of Dr. Wise, who, in his first
statement, referred to &J,r. Croker as the
successor of the boodllng Tweed. In a
formal statement carefully prepared he
branded Dr. Wise as' a "political bluffer
trying to create a sensation."
After, reading Mr. Croker's statement.
Dr. Wise said, in part:
City Betrayed by Judges.
"I wish merely to bring home to the
citizenship of New YoTk the seriousness
of the political situation as It comes to
light In the dinner tendered to Mr. Croker,
at which ten Judges of the Supreme Court
are said to have been present. I cannot
put it too clearly that I believe the City
of New York was betrayed on Monday
night by the Judges of the Supreme Court,
who ought ever to be foremost In sus
taining New 'York's honor.
"There are two explanations to be of
fered for the presence of the Judiciary at
the dinner to Mr. Croker. Either the
Judges are so lost to a senHe of fitness
as to be unable to realize the Indecency
of Joining in a tribute of honor to Richard
Croker. or else, as I in charity wish, to
believe, they were not free to absent
themselves from a function In honor of
the man who had created them.
Time Makes Croker Immune.
"No decent, self-respecting citizen of
New Y,nrk can fail to grieve over the
truth that in the main the places on
the bench of New York are dispensed by
one who only a few years ago dispensed
from the bar.
"As long as the former chieftain of
Tammany Hall was discreet and tact
ful enough to keep himself secluded In
this trans-Atlantto estate. It would have
been unseemly to single him out for pub
"Under the penal code limitations are
operative, which circumstance guaran-
(Concluded on Page 6.1
Fhyslcians Perform Operation In
Effort to Save Life Suffering
With Chronic Disease.
PASO ROBLES. Cal., Dec. 3. (Spe
cial.) Governor-elect CosgTove's condi
tion has become niore serious. An op
eration has been performed by Drs.
Dresser and Sawyer. Dr. Dresser says:
"I don't think he can hold out two
weeks longer." A specialist of Berkeley
Is here on the case and said: "Chronic
disease is getting him. Even if he sur
vives for' some time, he will certainly
not be able to return ato his home state
for inauguration as Governor."
After a consultation the specialist said
that he thought, everything was being
done for the Governor and approved the
course of treatment, and It was decided
to continue the course as heretofore. '
RELEASE ART TREASURES
When Mrs. Chadbourne Deposits
Certified Check With orricials.
CHICAGO, Dec. 3. Federal authori
ties . in Chicago will relinquish their
hold on the art treasures once owned
by Mrs. Jack Gardner, of Bostoni and
shipped Into the country as household
goods by Mrs. Emily Crane Chadbourne,
of Chicago, only to be seized when
their Intrinsic worth became known, as
soon as Mrs. Chadbourne deposits a
bond secured by a certified check
equal to the appraised value.
Preliminaries were completed today
with the filing of a petition in the
Federal District Court by Mrs. Chad
bourne SAVED FROM PAUPER'S LOT
Mrs. Ward well Will Be Laid to Rest
in Fitting Manner.
LOS ANGELES'. Dec. 3. (Special.)
Snatched from the mouth of a pauper's
grave, after the last simple rites had
been performed and the rough-hewn coffin
was being lowered into the sodden earth,
the body of Mrs. Isabella C. Wardwell,
widow of the late General David Ward
well, will be laid to rest In Mountain View
Cemetery, Pasadena. Stirred to action at
the. last moment, the Women's Relief
Corps Bf Pasadena hurried to this city
and saved the remains from an unmarked
mound, the thought of which had haunted
the poor leper in her dying days.
FINDS INFERNAL MACHINE
Workman Explodes Device, Shaking
Buildings Ten Miles Away.
STOCKTON, Cal., Dec. 3.--What Is be
Iteved to be an Infernal machine was
found in the Western Pacific Construc
tion yards today by a workman under a
pile of ties. It consisted of a two-gallon
can of dynamite, to which was attached
a blasting fuse five feet long. The work
men took the infernal machine to an open
field and set it off, the explosion shak
ing the buildings within a radius of ten
miles. There was enough explosive in the
can to have blown a business block to
Seattle Attorney Be
OFFERS DECISION FOR COIN
Witness Wanted by Bar Asso
ciation Escapes. .
FOLLOWED BY REPORTER
When Overtaken "Tony" Richard
son, Rancher at Ephrata,' Re
fuses to Talk Man Has Start
ling Chapter to Vnfold.
(By Staff Representative of Spokane
EPHRATA. Wash., Dec, 3 (Special.)
"Tony" Richardson, a wealthy pio
neer rancher who lives in a lonely tent
on the shores of 'Soap Lake, several
miles from Ephrata, this morning fled
from his home across the sagebrush
hills like a frightened animal to .es
cape being questioned by Spokesman
Review and Seattle newspaper corre
spondents regarding what he knows of
a matter which is now under investi
gation by the Root Investigation com
mittee of the State Bar Association.
His flight was directed by "Tony"
Mack, a former Alaskan adventurer,
faro dealer and Seattle saloonkeeper,
who was apparently undertaking the
task of keeping Richardson under
cover until the desire for the evidence
which he could give subsides.
Light Feared by "Hlgher-t'ps."
Back of Richardson and back of Mack
there are apparently other individuals
and other Interests who would or might
be Injured,' perhaps disgraced, by the dis
closures which Richardson could make If
he would. Richardson's efforts to escape
us proved to be unavailing, and we ran
upon him under cover at the Soap Lake
Sanitarium, at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
He thwarted us in our1 purposes, how
ever, by suddenly declining to discuss
the subject upon which his information is
so much wanted, even to declaring that
he has no recollection whatever of the in
cidents in which he is alleged to have
figured as one of the principal parties.
The Information which It Is believed
that Richardson could give, If he would,
and which has been sought for several
days by the members of the Root In
vestigating committee, unfolds an en
tirely new and startling chapter in the
Root disclosures, presenting new com
plications and new possibilities.
Offers to Bribe Judge.
This is the storj- as it -has been re
lated in circumstantial detail to mem
bers of the committeee: Some months
(Concluded on Tkg 8.)
GOOD FOR WHAT j
Alleges Three Attempts Vpon His
Lire W"hrGas and Knife as
Xiroujids for Separation.
CHICAGO. Dec. 3. (Special.) Three at
tempts by his wife, to kill him, two with
gas, the other with a knife, one attempt
to disfigure him with acid and four at
tempts to commit suicide were cited by
Charles J. Lannanbaum, a rich manufac
turer, charged with being the - affinity
of Mildred Hartman, a South Side society
girl, in Judgs Barnes' court today as
Katherlne Klklna, Whose Friend
Declare She Jilted Ahmiil, In
stead of HeinK Jilted by Him.
reasons why he should tie granted a di
vorce. Dannenbaum said that his wife
was jealous and had an ungovernable
temper. The first instance of her accusa
tion, he said, was soon after their mar
riage in San Francisco, when a young
woman, a former schoolmate, called at
the house to see him. ,
"Mrs. Dannenbaum flew Into a great
rage," he said, "and it was all I could
do to quiet her. When we lived at Hotel
Stewart, In San Francisco, my wife
flew into such nts of rage and jealousy
that many times I had to hold her until
she was quiet. Once she kicked me
FAITHFUL DOG ON . GUARD
Keeps Vigil Over Body of Mar-tor
Who Fell to Death.
BUTTE. Mont.. Dec. 3. (Special.)
Alexander Macauley. a prominent busi
ness man, politician and legislator of
this city, was killed in the high peaks
of the Teton Mountain, near Mldvale, a
remote and wild section in the northern
part of the state, Tuesday, by falling
over a precipice while In pursuit of
sheep, and but for the fact that his
dog stood a vigil all night and day, the
body, In all probability, would never
have been found.
Macauley. who was an ardent sports
man, disregarded the warnings of
mountaineers against venturing high
among the cliffs and precipices at this
time of the year and, with a companion,
Macauley disappeared after they
paited and a day and a half later his
companion, searching for him, heard
the barking of Macauiey's dog. The
animal was found by the side of the
partly snow-covered corpse and evi
dently had crawled around the high
precipice over which Macauley had
plunged down to where the body lay.
PRISONER BECOMES INSANE
Dan P. Dolierty, Sentenced for Life,
Tries to Kill Himself.
HEPPN'ER. Or., Dec. 3. (Special.)
Dan P. .Dolierty, who was last Spring
convicted of the murder of Oscar Allen
In a Lexington saloon, and whose case
was on an appeal before the State Su
preme Court. Is now almost a raving
maniac. Upon receiving word yester
day that the Superior Court had sus
tained the lower court, and that he
must serve his life sentence, he com
menced to abuse all the other prisoners
confined in the county jail with him,
his attorneys and every one that came
within his notice.
Sheriff Shulc lias placed a watch
over Dolierty, as he has made several
attempts to kill himself. Doherty has
hertofore been a model prisoner and
has talked reform and religion to all
prisoners that have been his associates
during the past year. It Is thought
he Is hopelessly insane.
WOMAN CHASES BURGLAR
Brave Policeman Captures Hold-up
and Ends Runner's Sprint.
NEW YORK. Dec. 3. Bold hold-up men
attacked Mark Aron, a cafe proprietor,
on the platform of a trolley car in Fifty
ninth street, last night. While three hien
led the attack, a fourth tried to snatch
Aron's diamond shirt stud. He resisted
fiercely and his assailants were put to
Charles A. Young, a grocer In Brook
lyn, was blackjacked In his store Just be
fore closing up for the night by a young
man. A plucky young woman, passing,
gave chase, and the thief was captured
by a policeman. Forty dollars was found
missing from the cash register.
RICHMONR, Va. Thursday the Jury In
the United States Circuit 'nurt acuultted
Alexander P. Gilbert. assistant yenTa!
fretRlit agent of the Chesapeake & Ohio
Railway, uf unlawful rebalinv, after deliber
ating only nva. minutes.
! , )' 1
' Katherlne Klklna, Whose Friend T
YOUNG ANDREWS IS HAPPY MAN
Once Banished to Philippines,
He Renews Suit.
NOT ENGAGED, BUT MAY BE
l'l-iend-s of Senator's Daughter Say
She, Not Duke, Broke Otr the
Match Andrews Returns
to Home Service.
NEW YORK, Dec. 3. (Special.)
Friends of Miss Katherine Elkins de
clared today that all reports to the effect
that she was jilted by the Duke of
Abruzzi were absolutely false. These
friends deny that there was any ques
tion of her lack of so-called noble birth
until after she had jilted the scion of
the royal family of Italy.
According to the most knowing persons
in the social swing of things In Wash
ington and especially those of the cote
rie known as the Navy set It Is reported
that the royal Duke was set aside by the
fair daughter of the rich United State
Senator for a broad-shouldered and hand
some young Naval officer. Lieutenant
Adolphus Andrews. U. S. N. It was the
prince of the blood against a Yankee
Naval officer and the prince of the blood
rode to a fall. This, In a nutshell, is
the inside Information. It is far wide of
the internationally reported reasons for
the abrupt termination of the Abruzzi
It is not to be said that Lieutenant
Andrews has so far flourished In his
cause as to have reached a point wher
his engagement to Miss Klkins Is to bfl
announced, but that he stood so well in
the democratic young woman's graces
that fear led powerful influences to bring
about his transfer from Washington to
the Philippines, none of the Naval coterie
will deny. He was aide to President
Roosevelt at the White House two years
ago and then very suddenly he was
shunted off to the Philippines. He stayed
there until he was recalled to duty at
the New York Navy-yard last May.
HENEY LEAVES HOSPITAL
Wounded Attorney Will Go to Kent
field Until Fully Recovered.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 3. Francis J.
Heney has so far recovered from the ef
fects of tho wound Inflicted by Morris
Haas on November IS that he wus able to
leave the Iine Hospital today for Kent
field, Marin County, where he will prob
ably remain until fully restored to heHltli
and be able to resume his work in the
prosecution' of the graft cases. Mrs.
iicney accompanies him.
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
" KSTKRDA Y'S Maximum trmpi rature,
: minimum. ;1.4 decrees.
TODAY'S Kalr. easterly wlnUi.
Archbold pleads Ignorance nf immense
louns by Standard to Trainer. Page 7.
Hrue committee will ak authority to com
pel witnesses to testify. Page 6.
Rabhl Wise attacks New York Judges for
banqueting t'roker. Page 1.
Taft refuses to say whether Burton ottered
c'al-Inet seat. Page 3.
OreEon delegation to continue agreement
about appointments. Page 7.
an Francisco man poisoned by powders
sent by mall by pretended doctor. Page 0.
Story of harvester trust told la court.
Miss Elkins salit to have Jilted Abruzzi be
cause she preferred Lieutenant Andrews,
of Navy. Page I.
Mrs. Yerkes-Mizner will contest Yerkes'
will. Page 7.
Mrs. Rice testities at Davis murder trial.
Tracing boodle money in Ruef trial. Pag
Governor-elect rosgrove not expected to re
cover. Page 1.
Chicago man's life threatened three times
hv. affinity. Page 1.
Conference on church unity glories over
antl-bettlng laws. Page 7.
Irvlngton beau Shattuck by score of 11 to
0. Page It.
O'Connell proves master of Heinrlch at
wrestling. Page B.
t'mmerclal and Marine.
Local flour prices will be advanced tomor
row. Page I.
European wheat market! fail to follow Chi
cago. Page 19.
Stock market a professional affair. Page in.
New Hrhts will be placed on rolumbiA
River and spar buoys and day maiks w-lll
be painted. Page 38.
Portland and Vicinity.
Famous Marquam cane ended by payment
of 70.0(l() by Ladds to P. A. Marquam
for quitclaim deed. Page 1.
Mavor Lane hesitates between praising
pretty women or roses In Thanksgiving
message. Page 1.
Important discussion of franchises before
charter commission tonight. Page "l.'l.
Commission on Country Life concludes
Portland sessions. Page 14.
Seattle .woman, thinking husband has af
: flnity. flees, is found In Portland Page
O. K. & N. revises passenger schedule.
Question of licenses for restaurants to be
fought out in) Council. Page 14.
Mavor vetoes extension of E. P.'s time on
Fourth street. Page II.
Hop-picker sues Oregon Electric for .-.0O0
damages. J'age 14.
Fruitgrowers discus methods of shipping,
fruit. Fag 12.