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VOL. XL.IX SO. 15,2.34.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1909.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ENTER FAIR GATE
S' OFFER TO
MAGOON MAY BE
SENT TO PEKIN
WOMEN FIGHT TO
HEAR CARUSO SING
IN LOiON STREETS
AFTER PAYING $700,000 DEBT,
SIDDEX RETCRN TO WASHING
TON STARTS RUMOR.
BERLIX HAS RIOT WHKX SALK
OF SKATS IS BEGUN".
01 CONVICT DEAD,
10 OTHERS HURT
FELLED SUDDENLY. "
DIPLOMAT IS DEAD
Another Deputy Shot
in Second Battle.
TWO OUTLAWS STILL AT LARGE
Posses Continue Feverish Pur
suit of Escaped Felons.
AMMUNITION RUNNING LOW
When Deputy Johnson I Shot. Bal
let Reaches Desperado, Who Is
Carried by Companions Ring
leader Wright Pays Penalty.
TtT -W. J. "STRAIN.
BCENA VISTA, Or.. Oct. 17. (Staff
Correspondence.) Shot to death on the
banks of the Luckltmute River at 10:30
this morning was the fate of George
Carter, ringleader of the quintet of
ennvtcts who escaped from their guard
at the Penitentiary at Salem Friday
Two of Carter's companions, Duncan
and Albert Ferris, are seriously wound
ed. the former probably fatally, as th
result of a pitched battle between the
outlaws and John Grant. Sheriff o
Polk County, and four members of th
Elmer Cherokee" James, one of th
men who was with Sheriff Grant, was
slightly wounded In the right leg. but
1 still with the posse on the hunt for
Mike Nichatlch and Albert Murray, the
two ontlaws still at large.
County All Excitement.
The battle has caused the most In
tense excitement In this section of the
county, and even In Independence the
feeling Is high. That no more serious
injury happened to tie officers than
the slightly wounding of James this
' morning and the wourdlng of Deputy
Sheriff Johnson Saturday night Is a
source of rejoicing by the citizens and
of congratulation by the officers.
The posse, led by Sheriff Grant, and
composed . of himself. John Feagles,
'- Marshal of Independence; James
Praether, of Buena Vista: Cherokee'
James, of Salem, and Ira Hamilton,
Constable at Salem, left Buena Vista at
dawn this morning and took a route
v south along the Willamette River.
Superintendent. James and Warden
Curtis, of the Penitentiary, and, an
other posae took a route In an inland
direction. Sheriff Mlnto, of Marlon
County, and a third armed force started
for the Lucklamute River, beating up
the- several miles of country between
Buena Vista and the farm of C. T.
Wells, which Is situated near the June
tlon of the Luckiamute with the Wll
lamette. about ten miles above Inde
Posse-s Close In on Outlaws.
Unknown to each other the posses
headed by Sheriffs Grant and MJnto
gradually closed In on the camp of the
outlaws, and It was undoubtedly the
approach of Harry Minto's forces on
their flank which forced the convicts
Into the open along the south bank
of the Luckiamute. not 100 yards. from
Its mouth, where they came squarely
upon Sheriff Grant and his man, who
were crossing the river on a log boom.
Carter, the leader of the gang and
one of the two outlaws armed, opened
fire with the Luger automatic '.30
pistol taken from Guard Hirtzel at the
time of the break. So sudden did the
shooting commence and so unexpected
was the attack that the officers were
taken by surprise, and Carter must
. have been a poor marksman or some of
the party would have been killed,
Sheriff Grant and Constable Hamilton
were the first to recover and open fire
on the desperadoes, whereupon thebut
laws sought cover.
Last Shot Costs Life.
Carter hesitated long enough to at
tempt another ehot at the posse, and
his rashness cost him his life, for as he
aimed his weapon Sheriff Grant sent a
Winchester 30-30 bullet crashing Into
the outlaw's brain and he fell dead on
the river bank.
Just how true a shot killed the out
law was evidenced on examining his
body, for the bullet which penetrated
his brain first passed through his right
hand In which he held his aimed pistol,
the ball piercing the litle finger, shat
tering the handle of the gun. and also
passing through the ball of his hand.
Then It struck the victim squarely be
tween the eyes. The four other officers
'-.pronounced It the quickest and most
accurate shot they had ever seen, and
each has participated in man hunts
On the death of Carter, whose right
name Is George Wright and who Is
the son of respectable people at Eu
. gene. Albert Ferris, a half-breed In
llan, who was found to have been shot
through the body, the ball entering be
low the heart and coming out at the
back, signalled that he would sur
.ender. Two Convicts Escape.
Firing had ceased, and Xlchatich. and
Murray succeded In escaping Into the
dense underorush wlch lines the two
rivers at that point and extends for
several miles into the country.
Ferris motioned the officers toward
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Portion of This Sum Will Be Used
In Clearing" Grounds, Which
Belong to University.
SEATTLE. Oct. IT. The total attend
ance at the Alaska-Tukon-Pacific Exposi
tion from the time the gates opened on
June 1, until the close at midnight last
night was 3,740.561. Of this number 2.765.
683 were paid admissions and 974,86$ were
It Is estimated that;the fair earned a
profit of $:y0.n. Tli surplus-will be
drawn upon to clear the grounds. If any
remains after this is accomplished, it will
be little. When the fair opened It car
ried a debt of approximately $700,000.
President Chllberg irsued a statement
Just as the gates clored on one of the
most successful days of the fair to the
effect that the exposition had been an
unqualified succests. fully meeting the
most sansjhine expectations.
Following Is the tabulated report by
month, exclusive- of Saturday's attend
September . .
Is Dug Up.
GEORGE ASKED TO WITHDRAW
Replies He '"Wants to Raise
Heir and Will Not.
REPRESENTATIVE IS BAIT
4.14. 1" ' 216.2S3
.2.717. 174 B80.S2S 3. 677.800
CAR OVER HIM. TOT UNHURT
Tossed Under Fender Against
Tracks, Child Escapes Injury.
IJttle Bverett Stephens, S years old,
fell directly in front of a . streetcar
yesterday,, the fender of the car passed
over his body and the car was stopped
Just as the wheels had pressed against
the youngster, who was lodged tightly
against the trucks. Extricated, not a
scratch was found on the child's body.
The child had been playing with a
companion in a sand pile on the street
near his home at Fifth and Hall streets.
The car. northbound, had stopped about
SO feet further south to take on a pas
senger and was Just gaining headway
when the child darted across the tracks.
Motormon M. Crusoe threw on the
emergency brake, but the little fellow
was hurled to the street and tossed
under the fender to the trucks before
the car stopped. The tot was removed
by W. P. Lillls. special agent for the
Portland Railway, Light & Power Com
pany. The car was going about six or
eight miles an hour at the time.
The little fellow who experienced tha
miraculous escape Is the son of N. A.
Stephana, who lives at the Hall room
ing house at Fifth and Hall streets.
RUSSIAN SUICIDES ALARM
Ministry Asked to Prohibit Sale of
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 17. The act
ing Prefect of Police for St- Petersburg
has applied to the Ministry of the In
terior for. permission to apply re
strictive and precautionary measures
to the sale of certain drugs on account
of their widespread employment tor
purposes of suicide.
In. Biography Story of Attempted
Deal Is Related Whereby Single
Tax er Is Asked to Quit Race
by Hearst's Supporter.
NEW YORK. Oct. 1". Taken from the
graveyard of forgotten ( campaigns.
political skeleton was brought out in
New York tonight after 20 years' hid
ing, adding Intensity to the three-cornered
struggle for the Mayor's chair.
It had to do with the political record
of William M. Ivlns, Hearst's ardent
Republican supporter. It came In the
form of a statement by Henry George
Jr., son and biographer of the famous
single-tax reformer, who charged that
I vine went to his father in 1886 and
offered him Inducements to withdraw
from the Mayoralty race against Wil
liam R. Grace. As a matter of history,
George refused to be sidetracked and
entered the contest only to meet de
feat. George, Jr., Refntes Ivlns.
Last night Ivlns. evidently expecting
an attack on his alleged connection
with the George-Grace campaign, said
he had never made an offer to Henry
George to retire. As opposed to this,
Henry George, Jr., said tonight:
"In his statement William Ivlns de
nies a story that in behalf of Richard
Croker he offered to Henry George, my
father, $25,000 to withdraw from the
contest In 1886. .
"In response to a statement In the news
papers by Abram D. Hewitt, relative to
the capvpaign, my father,, toward the close
of the 1897 campaign, and Just a few days
before his death, issued a statement
which, with the attendant circumstances,
may be found on pages 482-3 of 'The Life
of Henry George.' The statement fol
lows: Ivlns Goes to George, ' Sr.
" 'Before my nomination had formally
taken' place (In 1SS6) I received a request
from William M. Ivlns, then Chamberlain
of the city and a close political friend and
representative of Mr. Grace, privately to
meet him. I did ao on Lafayette Place.
We sat down In. a private room and
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Insisting He Was Xot Called to Cap
ital by State Department,' Magoon
Refuses to Talk Further.
WASHINGTON.. Oct. 17. The arrival
here today of William E. Magoon, ex
Provisional Governor of Cuba, promptly
gave rise to the rumor that he had been
summoned ' In connection with the new
vacancy In the diplomatic" post in Peking,
from which , Charles- R. Crane was re
moved before he had had time to proceed
to the Chinese capital.
Mr. - Magoon insisted he had not been
summoned by 7!?e State Department, but
he would not discuss the matter further.
In this connection It Is declared the
minor . officials of the Department had
nothing to do with the recall of Minister
Crane. Secretary Kriox' issued the order
personally, from his Summer home in
Pennsylvania, .where' he la at present.
The fact that Mr. Magoon cut his vaca
tlon In half - and returned unexpectedly
from Europe lent color to the report.
WASHINGTON.- Oct. 17. So far as could
be learned In official circles here tonight,
the name of . Stuy vesant Fish, of New
York, 'had 'not been 'considered- in connec
tion with the United States Ministership
In casting . about last. Summer for
successor to Minister Rockhill, who had
been transferred as Ambassador to Rus
sia, the name of Stuyvesant Fish was
suggested, but it was found that he did
not care for the position.
Buchanan Found Near
; London Embassy.
HEART DISEASE, CAUSE GIVEN
Was on Special Mission for
MEN ARE KINGS NO MORE
Greig Brothers Sell Their Famous
South Sea Island.
SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17. (Special.)
Fanning and Washington Islands, of the
South Sea group made famous by roman
tic Action, have finally passed out of the
porsession of the Greig Brothers, James,
George and William, the Scotchmen who
were known as the Kings of Fanning
and Washington Islands.
The brothers officially lost their titles
when the British Government constructed
a cable station on Fanning Island. James
Greig, who was designated as the King
of Washington Island, is here.
Several months ago the two Islands
and two others near the group, Christmas
and Palermls Islands, were bought for
$250,000 by Father E. Rougio, a French
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wno IS acting as guarui&n oi me iii,iiu
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ABRUZZI MIGHT BE KIND
Was to Have Been Of fered . Throne
of Greece, but Flans Failed.
PARIS. Oct. 17. A special dispatch
from Athens says the officers of the
Greek army who were responsrble for
the movement against the monarchy In
August last, reached a decision at that
time to offer the throne to tfce Duke
of the AbruzzI In the event of the ab
dication of King George.
After an agreement was reached be
tween the government and the . mu
tinous troops, an official statement was
Issued denying the movement was
against the King or ministry
ATTAINMENTS WERE GREAT
Grasp of . Latin-American . Condi-
tkns. Gained by Much Experience
in South and Central America,
- Placed Him In Front Rank.
LONDON. Oct. 17. William I. Bu
chanan, of Buffalo, who has been In
Europe for some time in connection with
an important diplomatic mission for the
State Department at Washington, was
found unconscious near the American
Embassy early today and died before
medical aid could be rendered. The cause
of death is not known, but it is supposed
it resulted from heart disease or ap
oplexy. Mr. Buchanan had been here for sev
eral weeks. He took up quarters at the
Claridge Hotel,"" one of the most fash
ionable in the city. He left the hotel last
night for dinner and It is supposed he
was walking home when stricken.
The name of "W. , 8. Buchanan," was
found on the clothing, which waa recog
nized to be of American make. Tne
Initials were engraved on the Jewelry.
The police circulated the particulars and
the managers of the hotel and officials
of the American Embassy Identified the
A cablegram was sent to Mrs. Bu
chanan at Buffalo, asking for instruc
tions. The. American Embassy and the Cor
oner . look- .charge of Mr, Buchanan's ef
fects, , whieh are r, supposed .; to Include
papers of great value. It Is customary In
such cases In England to perform an
autopsy, but the American Embassy has
requested that this be waived.
BUCHANAN . GREAT DIPLOMAT
Foremost in Knowledge of Latin-
WASHINGTON, Oct. 17. News of 'lir.
Buchanan's death came as a great shock
to official Washington." Since President
Cleveland's last administration, Mr. Bu
chanan, excepting for Bhort Intervals, had
been connected with the Department of
State In 1 important diplomatic work and
Police -Convey Hysterical Patrons to
Emergency Hospitr.I and Box-
Office Shuts Window.
BERLIN, Oct. 17. (Special.) Berlin had
a riot at the opening sala of seats for
Caruso's three-day engagement at the
Royal Opsra during the coming week.
Prensied would-be purchasers pummeled
.each other mercilessly In a struggle for
places of vantage in the line leading to
the bxofflce, women and girls tak'ng
a leading part In the fray. It was neces
sary for a squadron of mounted and un
mounted police to Intervene before the
sale could progress.
Crowds bean assembling at 10 o'clock
the night before and by daybreak nearly
1000 persons were on the ground. Local
police regulations did not permit a line
to be formed before 8 o'clock. When the
signal to form the line was given the
multltufle had increased to 2000. A serious
scramble for positions nearest the box
offlce ' followed. After half a dozen
women had . been taken' to a nearby
emergency hospital, suffering from hys
terical fits, the police contrived to get
the' Caruso enthusiasts Into line, which
stretched twice around the Opera-House
Before, a third of the , line had reached
the boxoffice the window was slammed
down and a notice hung out that not even
standing room was left for any of the
three days. Scores of the best seats
despite the efforts of the Kaiser's operatic
management, fell into the hands of specu
lators who are demanding and getting
from $15 to $40 for choice places.
Mob JVIadly Condemns
: Death of Ferrer.
SPEAKER BLAMES KING EDWARD
Banner Flaunts "To Hell With
SPANISH EMBASSY OBJECT
JUST FIGURE 3 AND FIRE
Tail En of Hoodoo Numbers Bobs
I'p at a Blaze. ,
It wasn't unlucky 13; not even the
skidoo number 23, but the tall end of each
fatal figure "3" that figured freely in
a flitting fire on Sunday morning.
The alarm was telephoned at 8:33 A
If. from 833 Thirteenth street, on the
third Sunday of the month, wheti there
were three women in the house. Three
horses drew each of the three fire-fight
ing wagons to the scene and it re
quired three rings on the telephone to
secure an answer to the call." The blaze
was easily extinguished. (The reporter
forgot to ask whether there were any
3s in the telephone number.)
(Concluded on Paso 3.)
CRATER BURSTS, 600 LdST
Lake Within Rim Sweeps Down
Mountain Side Precipitously.
VICTORIA, Oct. 17. Advices were
brought by the Empress of India that
600 people were drowned early In Sep
tember in East Java,' as a result of the
bursting of a crater, which had become
filled' with water.
When the mountain top lake was re
leased by a breach In the crater's side,
the wjters swept enormous quantities
of sand and mud down, overwnetming
the kampongs'at the foot. Rivers over
flowed and the railroad near Lumajang
was swept away.
WOUNDED CONVICTS UNDER .GUARD AFTER CAPTURE AND PORTRAITS OF THE ONE KILLED, THE TWO WOUNDED, AND SUPERINTENDENT JAMES.
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Police Heat Back Throngs Marching:
to Make Demonstration Against
Spain and Socialist Leaders
Take Flings at Royalty.
LONDON. Oct. IT. The red flag wa
raised in London this afternoon and a
large mob moved upon the Spanish Em
bassy to make a demonstration of its dis
approval of the execution of Professor
Francisco Ferrer at Barcelona.
Police drove off the crowds In their
usual bloodless effectual way. But un
easiness pervaded the neighborhood.
The trouble began at a mass meeting
In Trafalgar Square organized by several
socialist and labor bodies. Several hun
dred members of these organizations
marched to the Square carrying red flags
draped with crepe and bearing Inscrip
tions denouncing King Alfonso.
A black-bordered banner was left stand
ing against the Nelson column with big
letters, "To Hell With the Murderer
Edward Held to Blame.
. Several laborlte members of Parliament
spoke. Victor Grayson, of Manchester,
the Socialist member, capped the climax,
by declaring that if the head of every
king of Europe were torn from his body.
It would not pay half the price of Fer
He called the Russian Emperor "a dirty
monster," and said King Edward, who
could have prevented the execution, was
responsible for what might happen in
England as a result of It. He demanded
the expulsion of the Spanish Minister.
Police Stop Demonstration.
The Socialist societies, carrying ban
ners, then marched to the Spanish Em
bassy, singing revolutionary songs, and
hooting King Alfonso. A rabble accom
panied them, filling the streets: It was
dark when they reached the open square
In front of the Embassy and they found
the square filled with police. The Em
bassy windows Were dark and there was
no sign ol life. The polioe would not let
the procession enter the square, nor even
The crowds turned back and kept mov
ing up Victoria street toward the Parlia
ment buildings, singing, shouting and
groaning. The reserves then drove the
mob into the side streets, dispersing it
EMMA GOLDMAN" INFLAMES MOB
Resolutions Adopted Denouncing
Death of Ferrer.
NEW TORK, Oct. 17. Aroused by the
fierce speech of Emma Goldman. 10")
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NDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature,
'.llrr Kerrts, Shot la Ere.
George right. Alias Carter, Killed.
SITTING OtOHliK IJIJSCAN AN'U Al.ni'.HT KtiKHlS. STANDING WAHDK.H CIHTIS, SI FEHINTPNDENT Gtoritf Uuuqlii, Shot Tbrmish Bndj-,
. JAJ1ES. CHIEF OK POLICE G1BSUN, OF SALELU.. . .- . Supt. Jauu-a, Who Directs Man Hunt.
degrees; minimum. 40 degrees.
TODAY'S Cioudy and threatening. po"lbly
followed by rain. winas snimng io
Anarchy rampant In I.ondm when socialist
mob denounres aeam oi r orrrr. r-ago i.
W. I. Buchanan. American diplomat, on
special mission, dies suddenly in l.onaon.
Russia thought to be planning war for re
venge on japan, rage
Taft tells Texas he favors Irrigation and big
landing Army. Page a.
President to rest four days on brother's
ranch in Texas. Page &.
Three-rornere.1 ficht on in New York for
spoils of subway contracts ana jnaywr.
Democrats must win thousands of Republi
can vote3 to defeat Judge Mct-reoie lor
Congress. Page f..
Political skeleton of 20 years ago dug up In
which Ivlns figures. page - l
Explorers' Cluh Investigates Dr. v.ook s Me-
Kiniey ciimo. ran.
Hurricane plays havoc with revenue cutter
Forward. Page 4-
Coast League scores: Port'and 2. Vernon 1;
San Tranclsco 0-2 Oakland 2-S; Loi
Angeles S-2, Sacramento 8-1. Page 8.
Batting and Holding averages of Detroit and
Pittsburg figured out. Page S.
Johnson accused of loafing and playing to
picture films in Ketchel flsht. Page S.
Fans cheer flelU-day sports held before last
baseball game here. Page 8.
One convict dead, two wounded and two
Deputies hurt, results of manhunt near
Salem. Page 1.
Interior Department refuses to recognise
Washington State's claim to Indian res
ervation lands.. Page fi.
Stanfleld. new Umatilla County town, makes
rapid growth. Page 12. .
Vancouver trolley system is extended seven
miles toward Orchard. Page VI.
Portland and Vicinity.
Downtown Portland property advances more
than r0O per cent In 14 years. Page 9.
Prominent local surg3on8 unanimous In favor
of vaccination.- Page 14.
Frank Rlaxio lost life in South Portland
Hre In attempt to save mother. Pnga 13.
Two State Supreme tCourt Judges appointed
despite decision of voters. Page 13.
Stst has precedent In "Joke" hold-up ease
Suburbs cannot annex hi time for 1S10 en-
-eus Page 13.
Two women catch thief at Imperial Hots:.