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, TIIE OKEGOyiAX, TUESDAY, DECE3IBER 8, 1903. 7
Mystery of Death of Jacob
Mathews Puzzles Eu
MAY HAVE BEEN NATURAL
On Way From Portia nl to Spring
field, .Alan Is Found Dead at
KuRrne With "o Evi
dence of Violence.
El'GEN'E, Or., Pfr. 7. (Special.)
The dead body of Jacob JIat'rtws was
found In a cabin near the Wslter place
between Kujrene Liid Springfield yes
terday afternoon nnci. -while there are
the strongest evidences of robbery, the
authorities here are unable to account
for his death. A post-mortem .will be
held tomorrow, and It is hoped ad
ditional evidence will be In.
Cause of Death Is Puzzle.
The puzzling: thinjr about the whole
affair Is that there is not a bruise nor
wound on the body to indicate a st.rtiK
jtle or murder or even a violent suicide,
and yet the doctors have bo far found
v.o evidence that the man took poison.
The fact that all the pockets of his
clothing were turned wrongsiile out and
that everything was taken from his
person but $1.15, which was overlooked
In his watch pocket. Rives strong
grounds for the belief that the m;in
was foully dealt with. The case Is the
most aggravating the authorities have
ever had here and. while. Sheriff Bown
and Coroner Gordon have no statement
to make public, anil probably will not
until after the post-mortem, they say
that evidence this far would Indicate
a natural death and a robbery after
wards. Kohbed, Had Much Money.
The body of Mathews was found by
L. K. Fisher, of Eugene, who was walk
ing along .the streetcar trestle with a
companion. The coroner was at once
notified and he found the body lying
face downward, the pockets rifled and
the cuff links and collar buttons gone
from the shirt. Mathews was supposed
to have considerable money on his per
son In the shape of drafts from Port
land banks. The officers have been
trying to get data from these banks
and from the hotel In Portland where
Mathews had been staring.
Going to Visit Daughter.
Ho came to Eugene from Portland
Saturday, and it is presumed that he
was on his way to Springfield, to see
bis daughter, who Is staying In Spring
field with Mathews' brother-in-law,
when this misfortune overtook him.
Mathews was S3 years old and has a
son in Portland. He was well known
here, having worked about the lumber
mills In the Mohawk Valley. Several
months ago he broke his leg while at
work at Marcola. Lately he has been
working In Linn Ccnnty.
JUDGE GOES TO OLYMPIA
Ohadwlrk to Take fj Unties as
Member of Supreme Bench.
COT. FAX. "Wash.. tec. 7. (Special.
Supreme Judge-elect S. J. Chadwick
delivered the memorial address for the
F.Iks at Moscow. Idaho. Sunday, leav
ing after the ceremony for Olympia.
where he will take up the duties as
Supreme Judge by appointment to fill
the vacancy made by the resignation
of Judge Roo. On January 12 he will
continue the duties of the office for
which he was elected.
.Mark Kullerton. present Supreme
Judge, and Judge Chadwick started a
law practice as partners in Colfax 13
years ago. The Knights of Pythias
gave a farewell party to Judge Chad
wick Saturday night and presented
him as a token of esteem an arm chair.
Members of e Masonic Lodge cave a
FIND VERDICT OF SUICIDE
Coroner's Jury Decide McVlckor Cut
His Own Throat.
OREGON' CITT, Or.. Iec. 7. (Spe
cial.) Coroner llolman tonight held an
Inquest over the body of the late Rob
ert McVlckor. who committed suicide
near the Open-Alr Sanitarium at Mil
waukie, and whose body was found late
Saturday afternoon by Henry Bodecker,
the sanitarium gardener. The Jury re
turned a verdict that McVlckor had met
death by his own hand, witli suicidal
In the pockets of the dead man were
found a number of cards, one bearing
the name of E. A. Barnes, care of Port
land Seed Company, and another card
of the Barbers' Supply Company. The
man had lost his upper teeth. The re
mains will be kept for a short time at
the morgue, as there Is a possibility of
FIGHTS ROBBER IN BANK
Clerk Is Shot In Arm During
Struggle and Thus Kscapes.
TACOMA, Pec 7. A special to the
News from EllensbuVg says while Ray
Dyer, a young employe of tho Wash
ington National Bank of that city, was
writing letters in the bank last even
ing, a robber broke in and attacked
He compelled Tycr to open the outer
tloor of the vault. Dyer found oppor
tunity to seize a revolver and attacked
the robber, knocking him down. A
tierce fight followed for possession of
the revolver, during which Dyer was
Fhot In the arm with his own weapon.
The robber escaped without securing
anything of value. Dyer tore the man's
mask off. and gave the police a good
LIEUTENANT IS ON TRIAL
Defending Counsel Severely Grills
Commandant of Thetis.
TORT TOWKSE.ND. Wash.. Dec. 7
The arrival this morning from San Fran
cisco of Captain E. P. Betholf. command
ing the I'nited States revenue cutter
Kar, recently returned from an Arctic
cruise, made possible the convening of a
revenue cutter court-martial to try Lieu
tenant Muller S. Hay, of the Thetis, on
charges of drunkenness and conduct un
becoming an officer and gentleman.
. Captain Henderson, of tiie Thetis, pre
ferred the charges and his was the only
testimony that had been taken up to the
time the court closed Its sesston. at 1:30
o'clock, to permit Captain Newton, of
the Coast Artillery, who is defending
Hay. to proceed to Seattle as the star
witness against an artilleryman charged
with murdering a companion and at
tempting to burn the body in the furnace
of the band barracks at Fort TVorden
earlv in the year.
Thus far the evidence of Captain Hen
derson Is all that is in. and while the
hearing is being held ashore. It Is private.
It is reported that the commandant of
the Thetis was subjected to a severe
gruelling at the hands of the artillery
officer, famed for his defensive work In
courts-mart ial proceedings, both in, his
own Rnd other services. The hearing will
lroba"bly ba completed tomorrow.
THOMAS TRIAL IS STARTED
Man Who Confessed to Shooting Di
vorced Wife in Court.
Rlil.I.INGIIAM. Wash.. Dec. 7. (Spe
cial.) The trial of James K. Thomas.
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TILLAMOOK. Or.. Dec. 7. (Spe
cial. ) Thomas Coates was elect
ed today Mayor of Tillamook
City without opposition. He was
the nominee of the citizens'
meeting. Mr. Coates is well
adapted to fill the position to
which he was elected, being
familiar with the business of the
city, having served as City Re
corder for several years. He has
also held the office of Deputy
County Ocrk and Deputy Sheriff.
who has confessed to shooting his di
vorced wife during the course of a
drunken quarrel which followed his
forcing his way into her home last
July, commenced today in the What
com County Superior Court. The jury
has been selected and the taking of
testimony will be started tomorrow
morning. It is expected that the trial
will last all week.
As the shooting was done In the
woman's house, where I'homas was an
Intruder, no attempt to prove self
defense will be made by the defense,
although Thomas in his confession
stated that the w.oman bad fired at him
first. The attorneys for the accused
man state that their plan's will depend
wholly upon the conduct of the case
by the state, but it Is thought that
they will attempt to prove insanity.
WALKER IS 70 YEARS OLD
Albany Resident Oldest White Man
Born in West.
ALBANY, Or., Dec. 7. (Special.) Vyma
Hamlin Walker, oldest living white child
born west of the Rocky Mountains, cele
brated his 70th birthday, at his home In
this city today. He was born December
7. is:, at the Whitman mission, near
Walla Walla. Wash., the site of the
famous Whitman massacre, which oc
curred in IM7. In spite of the fact that
he has lived the allotted three-score
years and ten. Mr- Walker Is as well
preserved as a man of 5o.
FANDOM AT RANDOM
BY W. J. PKTKA1.N.
The California State League threat
ens to put a team In Los Angeles, and
as It a'ready has teams In San Fran
cisco and Oakland, the Pacific Coast
League will have a battle on Its hands
next year. The outlaws are going to
give Oakland a winning team, and if
they do well the Coasters had better
Nick Williams Is said to be slated for
a position as backstop for San Fran
cisco next season. He has played first
base and pitched a few games in the
Pacific. Coast League, but he really is a
catcher, for he broke Into the game at
that position. Nick formerly caught
Overall while they were on the Univer
sity of California team.
The Portland fans need not be sur
prised to hear of McCredie signing botli
"Truck" Kazan and "Wild PJ11" Dev
ereaux. Both players want to come
here, and in .view of the fact that Port
land Is to have two teams, McCredie
may decide to' use them. Devereaux has
been reinstated recently, but he will
not play with" Oakland.
The Oakland club had a poor team
last year, and to Judge by the line-up
announced for next season there will be
no improvement unless some of the
players show a remarkable Improve
ment over their past performances.
McCay, the new third baseman. Is hard
ly an Improvement, and none of the
new men is noted for batting.
"Ort. the new first baseman and out
fielder secured by McCredie for the
Lynn. Mass.. club, participated in 129
games. His batting average was .261.
He scored 52 runs. 14 two-base hits,
seven three-baggers, one home run. 28
sacrifice hits and stole "2 bases. He is
rated as one of the fastest men In that
The I'niverslty of Chicago 1ms heen
presented with the most valuable col
lection of baseball memoirs and relics
known to be in existence. Tho collec
tion had been owned by A. G. Spald
ing, who collected considerable of the
data himself, while the balance was ac
cumulated by the late Harry Wright
and the late "Father" Chadwick.
Mummified Body Hangs to Tree.
TACOMA. Dec. 7. The mummified
body of a man who had hanged himself
to a tree was discovered in the dense
forest of Point Defiance Park, about
two miles from the pavilion, late yes
terday. There was nothing by which
the man's name could be learned.
Northwestern League Not to
Frame Up Games Yet.
M'CREDIE CANNOT ATTEND
The Waldorf, 7th and Washington.
Judge Cannot Arrange Business to
Go to Seattle for Meeting Lucas
s to Kemain Coast League
Plans Hinge on Portland.
Portland will not be represented at the
meeting of the Northwestern League at
the Butler Hotel. In Seattle, today, but
the Butte franchise will toe tformally
transferred without the attendance of
the McCredies. or their representative.
Judge W. W. McCredie had intended to
be present at the meeting, but the notice
of the time and the place was received
by him only yesterday, and he was un
able to arrange his affairs so that he
could go. Walter McCredie also finds
his time occupied here and cannot go to
In announcing his decision not to at
tend the meeting. Judge McCredie ex
plained that ho has sent his proxy to
Seattle and he is satisfied that Port
land's interests, will be looked after in
a manner that he will approve. As to
the rumor that Russ Hall is likely to
succeed Lucas, Judge McCredie announces
that he does not believe any such action
Is contemplated, and says that he has re
ceived a letter from Dugdale, in which
the fat man favors the retention of
Lucas. According to the communication
to McCredie, Dug denies that he is op
posed to Lucas, and if he is sincere,
the president of the Northwestern League
will be retained in that position for at
least another year.
In extending invitations to the meet
ing the Northwestern league officials
probably overlooked Portland until almost
the last minute, and on that account
Judge McCredie was unable to leave his
Judicial work. .However,- most of the
preliminary negotiations for the admis
sion of Portland into the Northwestern
League have been prearranged and all
that remains Jo be. done Is the official
approval of the transfer of the Butte
franchise to this city. Owing to his in
ability to attend. Judge McCredie has
wired the Northwestern League directors
not to frame a schedule until a later date,
and as the Portland man stipulated some
time ago that Portland's admission would
be contingent on a suitable arrange
ment of the schedule, the meeting today
will hardly attempt to schedule a game
until the Pacific Coast League has adopt
ed its own series.
Yesterday Judge McCredie received a
letter from J. Cal Ewing. in which the
latter desires to be informed when the
Portland man can be present at San
Francisco, and the latter replied that De
cember 18 or December 28 would be satis
factory to him. The meeting of the Pa
cific Coast League is being deferred un
til the arrival, of Presidents Johnson and
Pulllam. of the American and National
Jjeagues, who are to be in San Francisco
shortly to act in conjunction with the
Coast officials in the effort to pacify the
RESULTS OF DAY'S
OAKLAND. Cal.. Dec 7. Be Thank
ful upset calculations at Emeryville to
day, by winning the fourth race at
odds of 20 to 1. The muddy going was
Just to his liking, and he romped home
In front of Mabel Hollander and Fore
runner. SempronI, the favorite, was
badly outrun. Most of the other win
ners were played. In the fifth The
Captain got up In time to beat Aks Ar
Ben a head.. Prrdent Thomas H.
Williams, of the new California Jockey
Club, returned today after a month's
visit in Mexico, where he went on busi
ness and pleasure. He said he had a
very slight interest In the proposed
race track for the City of Mexico
out of friendship for Alberto Terrazas,
the main promoter. It is expected the
track will open about a year from now.
Fix furlonKP. selling Arirnnaut won, Apto
Oro second. Guy Fisher third; time. 1:15 4-5.
Six furlongs, selling Billy Bowlegs won.
Tneen second, St. Avon third; time,
One and a quarter miles, selling Eleva
""on won. Bellmence second. Prince of Or
ange third; time. 2:10 3-tf.
One mite, selling Be Thankful won,
Mabel Hollander second. Forerunner third;
time. 1:43 3-6-
One mile, selling The Captain won. Aks
Ar Ben second, I.ady Rennssalaer third;
Five furlongs, selling Har-let won, BUI
Katon second, Speaker Fontana third; time.
At Los Angeles.
LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7. A very or
dinary card was run off at Santa Anita
Park today, but fast time was made In
nearly all the events. Royal Ben. a
12-to-l shot, won the fourth event at
seven furlongs by a head in the fast
time of 1:24 4-5, defeating Astronomer
after a long stretch drive. Harcourt.
a 3-to-5 favorite, was third. After
Jack Witt, the second choice In the
betting, was left at the post in the sec
ond race, the Judges decided to refuse
his entries in the future. Results:
Two-year-olds. Ave furlongs. selling
Palerlan cn, Nebraska I.ass second. Maid
of Gotham third; time. 1:00.1-5.
Mile, selling St. Elmwood won, Ben
Trovato second, Arcourt third; time,
Five and a half furlongs, purse Ftosegal
won. Center Phot socond. Hasty - Agnes
third; time, 1 :.' 3-5.
Keren furlongs, selling 'Royal Ben won.
Astronomer second, Harcourt third; time,
Mile and an eighth, selling Animus won.
Proper second. Varieties third; time,
Mile, selling Norhltt won, Hound end
Kound second. Mtlpltas third; time, 1:3S.
Wintering Horses at Canby.
OREGON CITY, Or.. Dec. 7. (Special.)
The race track of the Clackamas
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The waterproof hat
and the rainproof coat
give you but partial pro
tection without the
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166-170 Third Street.
County Fair Association at Canby Is be
coming a rendezvous for racing men. and
more than 50 horses will be given Winter
quarters there. L. B. Lindsey, a well
known Albany horseman, has rented the
Charles N. Wait barns at Canby and hast
six horses there, and Sam Casto, of
Salem, has a string of eight animals on
the fair grounds. J. R. Sawyer, of Port
land, will move to Canby to spend the
Winter, bringing his hores there.
To Fight Best Among McFarland,
Gans, Welch and Thompson.
CHICAGO Dec. 7. (Special.) The eru
dite and far-seeing author of Hegewisch,
O. B. Nelson, thinks that tho lightweight
situation .can be relieved by a series of
battles enlisting Packey McFarland. Joe
Gans, Freddie Welsh and Johnny Thomp
son. Any two of them are to fight the
other two. the winners to soak each
other and the final winner to meet the
mighty Dane at some future, very much
future date. The plan appeals very
strongly to Mr. Nelson, but. unfortunate
ly, does not seem to be thankfully re
ceived by the other people concerned.
Freddie Welsh says he will fight any
of them, but Gans and McFarland hoot
at the proposition, and Thompson cannot
see the beauty of It.
It CSS HALL ASKS FOIt $2000
Wants Money for Bntte Franchise
Which He Controls. -
SEATTLE. Wash., Dec. 7. (Special.)
The most important matter to come be
fore the annual meeting of the North'
western League, to be held tomorrow
afternoon In this city, will be the admis
sion of Portland to the League.
This, of course, will be merely the
formal action, the arrangements having
been practically made, but in the same
The Leather .Pieces
Are particularly 'sought by those who desire to
choose a lasting and worthy gift Our showing'
of leather upholstered furniture is most complete
at this time, and especially so in the larger
pieces, such as the TurKish RocKers and Arm
chairs. These luxurious pieces display trust
worthy worKmanship throughout, and the ma
terial and finish is such as only enters into the
best leather furniture. The wide" range of de
signs and prices assures pleasing selection.
Special Sale of Toilet
Several stylish designs in these pop
ular bedroom pieces greatly under
priced. Toilet Table in the curly birch at the
special price $12.50
Toilet Table in the curly birch at the
special price $13.50
Toilet Table in the mahogany at the
special price $15.75
Toilet Table in the golden oak at the
special price $16.00
Toilet Table in the golden oak at the
special price ' $10.50
Toilet Table in the birdseye maple at
. the special price $25.00
Offered in a sale which ends
today, in the Bedding Section
Full-size Bed Quilts, covered in fig
ured silkolinc ; regular $2.00 values
at the special, each $1.43
Heavy silkoline-covcred Quilts; reg
ular $3.00 values, at the special,' ca. $1.85
Full-size Bed Pillows, filled with san
itary feathers, 6 lbs. to the pair;
special, per pair $2.S5
Full-sjze Wool Blankets, pure white
and also in plaids, strictly all-wool,
at the special, per pair $5.00
WILL BE HELD
.MADE TO ORDER
Tho . best materials
and workmanship at
connection will come up the question
whether or not Russ Hall, manager of
the Butte club, is to get anything for h s
franchise, and the strings he has on his
players. Russ has been quoted as saying
that he thinks that $2000 will be about
right for the franchise, with the privi
lege of retaining his players.
However, it is believed that Hall will
be tractable should the other directors
not agree with him. Hall will very likely
be at the head of the Tacoma club next
year, it is believed, although, no definite
announcement has been made. There Is
but little question that W. H. Lucas
will toe re-e-leoted president of the League.
It is extremely unlikely that his salary
will be raised.
Tomorrow Ladies' Night at Club.
Those who have been fortunate
enough to have received an invitation
from the Multnomah Athletic Club to
attend the ladles' night exercises at
the club tomorrow night, will be the
recipients of a treat. The ladies'
classes are to render their annual drill
and put on the various gymnastic ex
ercises they have learned under the
tutorship of Professor Robert Krohn.
In club circles it Is whlxpered that the
women's annex, has perfected a num
ber of drills and athletic formations
that will prove a revelation to the
Official Vote In Nevada.
CARSON CITY, Ner., Dec 7
Portland Business Men's Excursion
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National Apple Show, Spokane, Friday December 11th
ROUND TRIP $14.95
Via Spokane, Portland 8 Seattle Railway
The North Bank Road"
Going, Leave Portland Friday 5:35 P.M.
Arrive Spokane Saturday 6:55 A.M.
Returning, Leave Spokane Saturday, 11:00 P.M.
Leave Pasco Sunday 9:30 P.M.
DAYLIGHT RIDE DOWN COLUMBIA RIVER
. Arrive Portland Sunday, 5 :30 P. M.
Elegant New Train With Obser
vation and Dining Cars
Sleeping-Car reservations and Tickets at City Ticket Offices, 255
Morrison, Corner Tbird;122 Third Street, near Washington, and at
Eleventh and Ilovt-Street Passenger Station.
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109 Sixth Street
total vote In Nevada for Presidential
candidates at the recent general elec
tion was as follows:
Taft, . 10.214; Bryan, 10.655; Pebs,
2022; Hisgen. 415.
The Socialist party by ' its vote for
President will in the future be allowed
a place on all state tickets, the re
quired per cent having' horn cast. The
state police bill was sustained by ref
Tomorrow and Thursday last days for
discount West Side pas bills. Don't over
look pas appliance sale.
Olympia Malt Extract, good for grand
ma or baby. Only Ja-100 of 1 per cent
alcohol. Phones Main 671. A 2467.
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