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WIFE'S PLIGHT IN
GAVE IS TRAGIC
Husband Shot, Others
ALONE MILES UNDER GROUND
Woman Tears Up Clothes to
Check Ebbing Lifeblood.
AWFUL SIGHT PRESENTED
j.-onr Hoars' Battle Against Ieath
All In Vain, Then Widow, Hair
Crazed, Crawls to Entrance
and Goes for Aid.
GRANTS PASS. Or.. Aug. t (Special.)
Deserted by their companions when the
tragic climax of their merry-making In
the Josephine County caves came In the
accidental shooting of Frank Ellis yes
terday, he and his wife were left alone
In the styglan blackness, he to die and
she. grief-whelmed, to ease his agony as
best she might.
All the lights but one carried by the
party were taken by the cravens who
ran away. The remaining torch soon
Death Foneht for Hours.
For hours Mrs. Ellis sat In the dark
ness, trying to stanch the flow of blood
from her husband's wound, but feeling it
pouring steadily away over her own hands
and body: calling to him to speak to
her but receiving no reply, and hearing
no sound aave his ever-lessening breath
ing. Finally Mr. Ellis died, and Mrs. Ellis,
groping on all fours until she found the
lead string which the party had brought
in. following it with great difficulty and
Anally crawled her way to the cavern's
Today, as the result of her awful ex
periences. Mrs. Ellis Is completely pros
trated and her condition Is critical.
Mr. Ellis and Arthur Vineyard, , with
their wives, two other women and several
children were seeking passage through
the caves and had succeeded In reaching
the third chamber on the upper floor.
Ellis being in advance of the party, and
holding a pistol in his hand, attempted to
climb to an upper cavity, but owing to the
slippery walls be lost his footing and fell
several feet, striking the revolver against
the wa.lL The weapon was discharged,
the ball entering his left eye and ranging
upward through the brain, which resulted
In death after four hours.
Desert at Cry or "Murder."
At the discharge of the weapon some
one cried "murder," which precipitated a
rush for the mouth of the cave. All fled
except Mrs. EUla. who, rushing to where
her wounded husband lay, took bis limp
form upon her lap and tried to nurse him
back to consciousness.
In the terrible darkness of the cavern
Mrs. Bills sat, fanning her husband with
her hat. while the blood flowed freely
from the dying man's face over the grief
stricken woman's hands and body.
Realising that she had been deserted.
Mrs. Ellis made cry after cry for help,
but no answer came, save the echo of
the caves. Thus she sat for four hours,
nursing the dying man and hoping for
aid. In her desperate efforts to save his
life she tore up her white underskirt and
tilled the wound with bits of rags, to stop
the ebbing life blood, until llnally he died.
Crawls, Saturated With Blood.
Exhausted and nearly overcome with
. ejrlef. Mrs. Ellis began to crawl on her
hands and knees over the slippery floor
In an effort to find the guide string, which
fortunately had not been broken In the
retreat. This she secured to a rock and
. laid It on her dead husband's body, with
'. the Intent. If she failed to reach the
mouth of the cave, of returning there. ,
Then, with her clothes saturated with
Mood from the wounds of her husband.
Mrs. Ellis started out and by fortunato
circumstances finally reached a line of
light and the cave entrance, and thence
walked over the precipitous mountain to
a settlement nearly four miles away.
Woman Presents Awful Sight.
The sifrht presented by the unfortunate
woman was awful. Smeared from head
to foot with blood, her clothing torn, her
hslr hanging and disheveled, the unfor
tunate woman's appearance shocked all
She was brought here today, a nervous
wreck, after a strain of 30 hours, Ave of
which she had spent In the dark recesses
of the cave watchlnjr the life of her hus
band ebb away. Her condition is pre
carious. Officers say a most grewsome sight was
presented where the body was found, as
the opening through which he had at
tempted to enter was bespattered with
blood and his brains. In the fall his
skull had been cracked.
The strangest feature of the case,
which cannot be fathomed at this time,
is the action of Vineyard and the women
in not returning to the cave. After their-panic-stricken
bolt from the cave, they
notified Joe Fetxner of what had oc
curred. He went to the nearest telephone
and summoned aid. but Vineyard and his
party were so excited and frightened that
they hastened to his father's ranch ati
t!e head of Williams Creek and could not
be prevailed upon to return.
M. D. Ellis, father of the victim, ar
i rived today from Dallas and will take
I charge of the body, which is expected to
KsutIvs. here some time this evening.
BIRD MAKES NEW
HOMING PIGEON COVERS OVER
J 000 MILES IN SIX DAYS.
Senorlla Travels From I.a Vegas
to Chicago, 1255 Miles, at Over
209 Miles Per Day.
CHICAGO. Aug. 2. (Special.) Senorita.
a homing pigeon, owned by Robert Krue
ger, of Blue Island, has arrived at the
loft of Its owner after a flight of 1265
miles, from Las Vegas, N. M., in six days
ami two hours.
The bird was one of 26 released Satur
day, July 24. All the birds were the prop
erty of Chicago fanciers, and the race
was under the charge of the Lakeview
Flying Club. The flyers got off to a good
start under favorable conditions.
The former record for the distance was
ten days, and was held Jointly by the
lofts of "W. F. Belser and Morton
Bros. The flight of Krueger's bird Is
considered remarkable toy local authorities
In view of the fact that just prior to
the shipment to Las Vegas it had com
pleted one of the hardest 600-mlle races
held to this city.
MAKING MOVING PICTURES
Admiral's Explanation of Fatal
Prizefight on Board Warship.
PROVIDENCE, R. I.. Aug. 2. "It wan
not a prizefight or a boxing bout, but an
exhibition for a moving-picture ma
chine," said Admiral Seaton Bchroeder
today. In referring to the death of Han
son H. Foster, a colored messmate, on
board of the battleship Vermont last
A committee of officers was appointed
to make an Investigation. Those who saw
the exhibition say the men went six
rounds and then, as prearranged, Foster
took the count. That was on Friday
evening. The next morning the negre
complained of pains in his bead. He died
lost night. The autopsy revealed that
Foster died of cerebral hemorrhage,
caused by a blow or fall.
STREETCAR KILLS CHILD
Crushes Out Life of 3-Year-Old at
ASTORIA, Or., Aug. 2. (Special.)
Frances Harriet Jones, the S-year-old
daughter of Henry Jones, was Instantly
killed at half past o'clock this evening
by being hit in the head by car No. S
of the Astoria Electric Company, at
She was playing In the street with her
S-year-old brother and ran back In front
of the car as it approached, evidently not
noticing it. The motorman. J. M. Miller,
stopped the car almost within Its length,
and the conductor. M. Vandoe, picked
the child from the side of the track be
fore It had stopped moving from the Jolt
it had received.
JAP THREATENS MANDAMUS
Refused Marriage Ceremony 18
Times, Will Seek Legal Order.
WALLA WALLA, Aug. 2. After
obtaining a marriage license here this
afternoon. Frank Iahlkure, a Japanese
aged S2 years, and Miss Minnie Crockett,
aged 39, a white woman, both of Walla
Walla, were unable to find a minister
willing to perform the ceremony.
Refused In turn by all of the 16 clergy
men in Walla Walla, the local Justice of
the Peace and Judge Brents of the Su
perior Court, the couple assert they will
bring mandamus proceedings against the
Superior Judge to force him to perform
the wedding ceremony.
REQUEST TO WED DENIED
Japanese and White Girl Can't Get
Xuptial Knot Tied.
WALLA WALLA, Wash., Aug 2. (Spe
cial.) Thomas Brents. Judge of the Bp
perlor Court, and Justice of the Peace
T. M. McKinney. today refused to unite
In marriage Minnie Crockett, a white girl
of this city, and Frank Ishikuro, a local
Japanese. The Judges refused on the
ground that they did not believe In
mixing races. Several ministers were
then applied to, but In every Instance the
couple were turned down.
Ishtguro stated today that he would
try until 'he found someone who would
be willing to perform the ceremony.
WOMAN DRINKS KEROSENE
Gulps Down Half Cupful, Thinking
It Is Water.
PRAIRIE CITY, Or., Aug. 2. (Special.)
Mrs. Addle Sullens is in a critical con
dition at her home in this city as a re
sult of drinking half a teacupful of coal
oll. Mrs. Sullens mistook the coal oil for
water, and, being very thirsty, took a
very heavy drink before she realized w it
she was doing.
DAM BURSTS; THEN STORM
Double Flood In Mexico Cause
9500,000 Damage; Kills Two.
MORLELOS. Mexico. Aug. 2. Two
men were killed, three hurt, several
houses swept away, and all crops de
stroyed by the bursting of a dam across
the San Juan River, near here, yester
day. The wreck of the dam was followed
by a cloudburst, and the damage Is es
timated at 1500,000.
' ' ' TrnTTST 'a.. 1009. , ' ' ' ' ' PRICe" FIVE CENTS.
RAISED BY ARMY
Twohy Brothers Send
200 Men Up Canyon.
SIX WAGONS PASS OUTPOSTS
Guards at Gate Withdrawn as
Overwhelming Force Comes.
DEPUTIES WATCHING ROAD
6herlff Freeman Arrests Three Men
for First Day's Trouble, and
OXricer Declares Open War
fare Must Stop.
BT R. Q. CALLVERT.
GRASS VALLEY. Or., Aug. 2. (Staff
Correspondence.) In the face of an ad
vance of overwhelming numbers. Porter
Bros.' forces guarding .the entrance to
the Gurtx ranch today yielded their posi
tion, and permitted six wagon loads of
Harriman supplies and equipment to pass
beyond their outposts and up the road
to the Twohy Bros.' camps in the Des
chutes Canyon. This withdrawal of the
Porter Bros." forces probably avoided
what would otherwise have been a bloody
In advance of the Harriman wagon
train, Twohv Bros, this morning sent
out from Grass Valley a heavy body of
laborers. The men took stations on the
lower side of the gate, and awaited the
arrival of the wagons, closely watched,
but unmolested, by the 75 Italians that
had slept on the upper side all night as
a Porter Bros.' guard. Shortly after the
Twohy cohorts arrived, riflemen from the
camp of the Porters took up stations be
hind convenient clumps of sage-brush,
where their guns commanded the gate
way. Big Army Assembled.
As a further preliminary to the "forc
ing of the gate," Twohy Bros, had sent
their superintendent, M. 3. Boss, on a
night rlie Ao the. firm's lower camps,
and a body of 200 men were assembled
and sent up 'after the wagon train.
Just as the Sheriff's party and Attorney
Bowerman andLittleflcId. accompanied
by W. I. Westerfield, Justice of the
Peace, reached the gateway, a courier
reported to Foreman Carleton, of Porter
Bros., the approach of the 200 men from
the canyon. The latter were not yet in
sight, but Ca,rleton unlocked the gate,
and the teams passed through without
molestation. The TS Porter laborers .ho
had remained on guard all night picked
up their blankets, shouldered their pick
handles and guns, and were Just leaving
the gate for camp when the Twohy army
appeared coming over a knoll In the dis
tance. To avoid an unnecessary conflict on the
road, the lattar were notified to return to
camp, and the Incident closed without
Three Men Arrested.
As an outcome of yesterday's exciting
episode at the gate, when a four-mule
team and a pack-horse train were
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INDIANAPOLIS NEWS ADMITS
ITS MISTAKE. '
Too Many Candidates and None
Good Enough Too Much ,
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. Aug. 2. (Spe
cial.) The Indianapolis News, which ad
vocated the direct primary law when the
bill was before the Legislature, conceded
editorially today that It made a mistake.
The News says in part:
"We would by no means give aid and
comfort to an enemy and yet, when we
read pleai for a direct primary system
made by our friends In the East who
favor It, we cannot but think that they
need some enlightenment. Perhaps the
experience of Indianapolis with reform Is
peculiar, or It may be that our law Is not
a good one, but certain It is that those
who advocated the direct primary in
cluding the News are much disappointed
in its operation.
"Today we have five candidates for
Mayor, not one of whom measures up to
the standard which It was supposed we
should reach under the direct primary. It
is admitted on all hands that. If the new
machinery Is retained, we shall have to
do something to limit expenditures, or
else throw them on the public, for as
things now are we have in effect two
elections, two campaigns and two large
outpourings of money.
"Good men. who, It was predicted would
come out." do not do so. The necessity
of making two campaigns, of contributing
to two campaign funds and twice sub
mitting to the importunities of 'heelers'
undoubtedly Increases the reluctance of
representative citizens to offer them
seUves. Including the candidates for
Council, there are 79 names on the pri
mary ballot, and yet out of this material
It Is impossible for a citizen to find more
than three or four candidates for whom
he will vote with pleasure."
MINISTERS BADLY SHOCKED
Find Too Many Couples in Spokane
Parks After Dark.
SPOKANE, Wash.. Aug. 2. (Special.)
The moral condition of the public parks
of Spokane is bad and neids the im
mediate attention of the City Council and
This Was the report of a self-appointed
committee, .composed of the Rev. Robt A.
Smith. Rev. C. Ross Baker and Rev. M.
E. Dunn, submitted to the ministerial
association, which , held special meeting
at the T. M. C. A. parlors this morning
to consider the renort.
A trip of inspection was taken through
Natatorium, Libertia and Manltou Parks
by the committee who stated that In all of
them young girls with companions were
seen at late hours. The greater number
of offenders, It was stated, are soldiers.
It was voted at the meeting that the
committee present the matter to the City
ATTEMPTED RESCUE FATAL
Drowning Man Drags Two Others
Down With Him.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 2. Clutching
two comrades In his dying grasp, John
McClusky drowned today near San Quen
tln prison. In sight of 200 convicts, and
carried to death with him William
Darling and Louis Crauer, who tried to
rescue him when the small boat In which
they, with' two others were rowing, sank
In the tides of the bay.
BIG WAVE COMING
STOP CAR TRAFFIC
Strike of 10,000 Men
BOTH SURFACE AND ELEVATED
Companies Seek Strikebreak
ers as Precaution.
POLICE FORCE IS DRILLED
City Has Beauty Squad Perfect In
Military Tactics and Others Al
most as Efficient Whole.
Force in Reserve.
MEN TO VOTE ON STRIKE.
CHICAGO. Aut. 2. The union
motormen and conductors of this
city's surface streetcar lines tonight
refused the offers of the company to
accept a scale of the old wag-es and
ordered a referendum vote to deter
mine on a strike.
, CHICAGO, Aug. 2. (Special.) Grim as
pect, with police preparations already un
der way, characterized the streetcar strike
situation today, and the walkout of 10,000
motormen and conductors of the city and
suburbs hung In the balance, pending the
action of the four big meetings of their
unions. Preparations for a streetcar con
flict between the men and companies such
as Chicago has never 6een were begun by
officials of h6th sides and by city author
ities. Paralyze Whole Service.
Union officials planned to call on every
member of their locals and completely
cripple the service on every electric sur
face line not Jater than one week from
next Thursday, unless the companies
grant the men more wages and the men
on the South Side lines a "closed shop."
If this strike should not prove effective
they plan to call out In sympathy every
motorman and guard on all elevated
'The companies would - not admit that
they were preparing for the worst, but it
was said that various agencies have been
set at work surveying thr situation to dis
cover where men can be found In large
numbers to work as strikebreakers and
where they may be housed after being
brought to Chicago.
City Has Police Drilled.
Discussing the preparations of his de
partment. Acting Chief of Police Schuett
"We have 200 men drilled to the last
degree of efficiency in military tactics.
They compose what Is known as the
Beauty Squad.' We have 400 others near
ly as well drilled, and we can mobilize
these 600 men In any part of the city
within an hour. If the strike should be
called, the entire Police Department will
be placed on reserve, that Is, will be kept
at stations day and night, ready for In
ELLA GINGLES OFF
TO HERIRISH HOME
ORANGEMEN RAISE FIND FOR
Chicago Women Send Delegate to
Explain Why Torturers
CHICAGO. Aug. 2. (Special.) Ella
Gingles, recently acquitted by a Jury In
the criminal court of the charge of steal
ing lace from Agnes Barrette, will leave
Chicago tomorrow for her home in Lame,
Ireland, accompanied by Mies Grace Van
duzen Cooke. The expenses of both
women are being met by a fund which
has been raised by Orangemen of Chi
cago. The fund paid all of Miss Gingles'
bills in Chicago and 1100 in cash was
turned over to her.
The Orangemen held a farewell recep
tion for her tonight at Hopkins Hall.
Rev. R. Keene Ryan, one ofc those making
the arrangements, Grand faster William
Russell, of the Orangemen of Illinois, and
other officers of the organization and rep
resentatives of women's clubs were
Miss Gingles said her mother was un
able to understand why the people who
had tortured her had not been punished
and she is taking Miss Cooke along to
help her explain to her neighbors. She
prefers to remain In this country, but
her friends insist she return home.
NAVAL TRAGEDY RUMORED
Accident to Torpedo-Bont at Prov
incetown Is Reporled.
PROVINCETOWN, Mass.; Aug. 2.
Eleven torpedo-boats In the guise of an
enemy made an attack on the battleship
fleet engaged in maneuvers here tonight,
and while the result of the attack is not
known, an unconfirmed rumor has
reached this town that one of the attack
ing boats suffered a serious accident.
The attack of the mosquito flotilla was
made without general knowledge of the
fleet officers, in order to test the ordi
nary watchfulness of the lookouts. If
an accident occurred, it Is thought that
one of the bigger ships may have run
down a torpedo-boat. Officers on shore
know nothing of any accident, and wife
less queries to the ships are unanswered.
It is not known whether or not the tor
pedo flotilla scored a technical victory
in their maneuvers.
RECORD OF REGISTRATION
5993 Persons Apply for La-nd at
Missoula During Day.
MISSOULA. Mont., Aug. 2. The heavi
est registration that has been recorded
in Missoula was reported today by the
local land office, when figures were given
out showing that 6693 persons applied
during the day for homesteads in the
This figure is greater by 468 than, the
total for any day since registration com
menced. Tonight all Notaries agreed to
keep open all night from now on until
the close of registration, so that every
one may have a chance to file their appli
cations at any hour of the night or day
that they arrive In the city.
SUFFERING AT ACAPULC0
Populace, In fear From Continued
Quakes, Need Food and Shelter.
MEXICO CITY, Aug. 2. A dispatch
from Acapulco states that severe shocks
continue. All the buildings that remain
standing are uninhabitable and many are
suffering from lack of shelter.
Tents and temporary shacks In which
people are sheltered are Inadequate.
Local authorities have sworn in a num
ber of citizens as special policemen, as
the force of gendarmes Is Insufficient.
There has been some looting.
Food, clothing and medicine are ur
gently needed, but 'thus far no relief
steps have been taken by the federal gov
ernment. BABES HELD FOR RANSOM
Italian Children Abducted and
$25,000 Asked for Return.
ST. LOUIS. Aug. 2. Two children were
abducted and held for $25,000 ransom
here today, the affair causing a furore
In the local Italian colony, of which the
children's parents are among the weal
The police have arrested five on sus
picion, but have not found the chilldren.
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM ASKED
"Free Thinkers" In Portugal Plan
Big Demonstration Soon.
LISBON", Aug. 2. At a big public
meeting of free thinkers from all par
ties, held here today, It was decided to
organize an Imposing procession to
march to the houses of Parliament and
demand the suppression of the religious
orders in Portugal and the abrogation
of the existing laws against freedom of
SOLON ROBBED AT DEPOT
Congressman Reeder, of Kansas,
Loses $100 in Crowded Station.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 2. Representa
tive W..A. Reeder, of Kansas, reported
to the police tonight that he had been
robbed of 100 by a pickpocket while mov
ing through the crowds at the Union
station, where he was awaiting to board
a train for Seattle, whence he will sail
for Honolulu and China,
AT ASM INSANE
Laughed in Silly Way
AMUSED AT LAWYERS' EFFORTS
Made Newspaper Clippings
About Question of Sex. 1
HIS MANNER ABNORMAL
Physician at Matteawan Tells of
Evidences of Insanity He Saw -When
Bribe Offered Keeper.
WHITE PLAINS, N. Y., Aug. 2. How
Harry K. Thaw conducted himself at
the Matteawan Asylum for the Criminal
Insane, a phase of his life not gone Into
in the past, was described today by
Dr. Amos Baker, first assistant physi
cian of the Institution, the only wit
ness called by District Attorney Jerome
at the continuation of the hearing by
which Thaw hopes to obtain his re
lease. Dr. Baker read from the hospital case
book, saying the hearing and eyesight
Laughed About Trial.
At that time the record said Thaw
laughed and talked in a "silly manner"
abouc his trial and acquittal, then Just
ended, but this phase was not allowed
In the evidence.
"He appears to be amused by what he
thinks was overwork by his physicians
and lawyers at the trial," continued the
record. . "He admits 'tne evidence of
fered shows he was insane, but says the
District Attorney was not in possession
of the facts In the case. He greets one
in a very silly and pompous manner."
"Perverted practices," Thaw told Dr.
Baker, were no more evidence of in
sanity than raking- a cordial after din
ner. His attitude toward the shooting
of White apparently underwent little
change at the asylum.
Abnormal Signs In Conduct.
When .Thaw had been there a month
Dr. Baker told him he had noted cer
tain abnormal signs In his conduct and
could set no date for his1 probable re
lease. In April Thaw offered a keeper
J500 for the detection of any one tam
pering with his clothes.
The witness presented S5 newspaper
clippings found in Thaw's pockets, nearly
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INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S- Maximum temperature, 78
degrees; minimum, 0U degrees.
TOUAiS J? air and warmer;- northerly
Republic proclaimed In Catalonia and Span
isn strike spreads lo iicayan provinces.
Czar entertained in England with splendid
naval display. Page a..
Britain begin building aerial navy. Page S.
On demand of anti-free hide Senators,
backed by Taft, joaer will oe cui out of.
tariff bill. Page 4.
Bitter attacks on Aldrich and tariff bill in
Senate debate. Page 4.
Taft cuts short visit to Portland in order to
placate California. Page 3.
Indianapolis News admits mistake in sup
porting direct primary. .fage J-
Whole Missorul Pacific system to te merged
in one company. Page
Chicago carmen threaten general strike and
ponce drill ready for trouble. Pace 1.
Asylum physician gives evidence that Thaw
is insane, rage 1.
Ella Gingles lo return to Ireland today.
Pulllam succeeded by Heydler aa president
ot .National baseball League, ra.e tt. -
Homing pigeon hies from Las Vega to
Chicago, breaking record. Page JL.
Portland latut oeiieve umpires lavor fieaia
In games, page 7.
Track athletes nave trained to good con
dition ror A. A. U. events. Pae 7.
Northwestern League scores: Seattle 13,
Portland 4; fcpoKane 3, Vancouver 2; Ab
erdeen o, Tacoma 4. Page 7.
Pacific Northwwt. :
Overwhelmed by numbers. Porter Bros,'
men let Harriman teams enter gaLe at
Uurtz ranch, page 1.
Deserted by her panic-stricken friends, wo
man is lett in blackness of cave alone
with dying husband. Page 1.
Washington Kaflroad Commission not ex
pected to grant redut;ea grain rate.
Governor Hughes Is given -banquet at Seat
tle. Page 6.
Spokane railroad takes legal blame for fataj
wreck near Coeur d'Alene. page o.
Costly flres at Everett; 75 armed men patrol
guy, fearing firebugs, page '2.
Commercial and Marine.
Local wheat market approaching export
basis. Page 15.
Wheat lower at Chicago on denial of dam
age reports. page IB.
Stock market shows strong undertone,
Tray and Holt Steamship Company secures
leae on both decks of couch-street dock.
Portland and Vicinity.
Secretary of Interior Ballinger and super
vising engineers confer on apportionment
of reclamation fund. Page 5-
Contract let for first 2.T miles of Natron
Klamath Falls Railroad. Page 14.
Meter rate for city water likely to be in
creased "id per cent. Page ltt.
Official head of Superintendent Daggett, of
city cremators-, in danger. Page .
Many Washington couples come to Portland
to marry. Page 10.
Portland biscuit company affected by huge
trust formed. Page 10.
North End not closed but under strict con
trol. Page 4.
Cottage Grove company wins National
Guard rihe shoot. Page lu.