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THE MORXIXG OREGOMAN, SATURDAY, JAXUART l 1910.
TAKEN IN TOILS?
. Canyon City Hears Rumor of
Arrests Made in Mur- :
der Case. '
MORE SENSATIONS ARE DUE
Sheepherders Quarrel Near Hamil
ton Has Unusual Ending Sheriff
Swears In Deputies to Keep
Peace and Prevent Riot.
CANYON CITY. Or.. Dec. 31. (Spe
cial.) 'Report has reached this city to
night that four of the alleged lynchers
of Oliver Snyder, slayer of Arthur
Green, have been placed under arrest
' and will be brought here at once.
- It is said that the brother of the
murdered man will attempt to shield
the boys arrested. Already the Sheriff
nas sworn in several deputies and the
law will be enforced to the letter. Sen
sational developments are momentarily
- expected as a resujt of the original
quarrel between Green- and Snyder,
sheepherders, near Hamilton, several
miles from this place.
Snyder Declared Self-Defense.
In a statement made to the Coroner's
Jury which investigated the death of
Green. Snyder testified that he was
attacked by Green with a knife and
in proof showed slashes across the left
lapel of his coat.
After the inquest Snyder was held for
examination. Sheriff Charles Collier wired
the Justice at Monument to send the
prisoner over by his regular deputy and
at least one extra man for guard.
- Charles Beymer. the employer of
Snyder, wt&s appointed too accompany
. Deputy Joseph Casady. The trio went as
far as Hamilton that afternoon, and when
they stopped for the night Beymer turned
in for sleep and Casady undertook to
look after the prisoner. About midnight
he had his team hitched to the buggy and
saying that as he had to sit up anyway
he might as well be traveling, started
for Canyon City, the county seat. This
was the last seen of Snyder alive.
When the deputy reached a dark and
well screened portion of the road on the
mountains above Hamilton, he says that
a band of men. from six to ten in num
ber, appeared suddenly from behind the
..trees and leveling their guns at him told
him to halt. He did so, when the mob
commanded the prisoner to alight and
come with them. He said, "All right,"
and Jumped from the buggy.
Mob Covered -Victim.
The mob covered him and told the offi
cer to drive on, not allowing him to turn
back toward Hamilton. He was watched
for some distance and when he thought
it safe to turn back, did so. Soon he
came upon the dead body of his late
prisoner, lying on a sheet of ice and
riddle with bullets. He drove back to
Hamilton. got a new posse, and went,
again to the scene of the lynching,
"thorough Investigation -has been made
by the Sheriff and Deputy District At
torney, George Oattanach. and although
they return to discuss this phase of the
matter, it i evident that evidence has
been uncovered and it Is expected that a
number of arrests will soon follow.
The Coroner's verdict, was as follows:
"We, the Jury, empanelled to inquire
Into the death of one Ollie Snyder, who
came to his death at or about 4 A. M.,
on December 26, A. D. -1909. some three
miles east of-south of Hamilton, Grant
County, Oregon, find that he came to
his death from gunshot wounds at the
. hands of unknown parties. Dated at
Hamilton, Or., December 27. 1900. W. T.
. Hamilton. D. C. Cohoe, 'George Legle-r,
J. S. Wyland, D. D. Hinton, W. R. Cald-
CONVENTION- RATE GIVEN
Keta.il Lumber men. Embracing 59 8
Yards, to Meet Here February li.
The seventh yannual meeting of" the
"Western Retail Lumbermen's Associa
tion will be held in Portland. February
1 to February IS. inclusive, and be
cause of the event the railroads will
grant a one-and-one-third fare to- this
city from February 10 to 16. inclusive.
The announcement was made yesterday
that the Spokane, Portland & Seattle
would grant the reduced rate from all
points on its line, and It is expected
that the rates will apply generally from
points on other roads In the Pacific
The Western Retail Lumbermen's As
- sociatlon has a membership embracing
B98 lumber yards in Oregon, Washing
ton, Idaho. Vtah. Montana, Colorado,
Nevada and Wyoming. It is expected
that. In addition to the regular dele
gates attending. 60 to 100 wholesalers
--will be present, and that a large dele
gation will come form California.
Reduced rates have been announced
also, from-the whcatgrowlng sections to
Pullman for the annual wheat congress
to be held there January 10 to 15, in
clusive. An address will be delivered
there by A. A. Morse, special, repre
sentative, of the tra..ic department of
the O. R.'& N. Mr. Morse also will at
tend the National Woolgrowers' Con
vention, In Og-den. January 6-7-8.
be resumed next -week. A large amount
of grain still awaits delivery at the
. -j v Lii. - kf uii nitrenuuBes.
A NOVEL TEST.
The necessity for an up-to-date piano
house keeping before the public, espe
cially when that house sells pianos
that last for a geneition or more is
obvious in other words, a music
house Is compelled to find a new cub
tomer every hour of every day and
must continue to keep the piano-buy
lng proposition before the public con
tinually. Ascertaining the value of
various newspaper and other methods
ler advertising is a problem of diffi
In order to ascertain which papers
reacn ine largest proportion of piano-
Buyers in a community, Eilers Piano
House will commence a most interest
Wig and ar-reaching advertising test.
A keyed coupon will be printed in the
various papers, good for $30. which
will be accepted as first payment on
any piano in the big Eilers establish
ANNUAL FOR MAILING.
In purchasing the New
Year's Oregonian, wrapped for
mailing, the public is cau
tioned that GREEN wrappers
have been used exclusively.
Wrapped copies of the Annual
re on sale at The Oregonian
business office, at all news
stands, and by newsboys at. 5
cents each. Postage in the
United States, Canada, Mexico
and the insular possessions is
4 cents. Foreign postage, 8
ment This is about ten per cent of
the average price of a piano. In addi
tion to the saving of-$30 afforded by
the coupon a further premium will be
offered for cash on the basis that for
every dollar paid in cash a receipt for
two dollars will be given. Any 'piano
selected will be delivered merely upon
presentation of the Advertising Test
Coupon, the further cash saving being
optional with the buyer. -
.The unusual offer to place a fine piano
in any responsible home absolutely
free merely upon presentation of the
coupon, will surely be taken advantage
of by hundreds of musicless homes, a
result which i will enable the Eilers
House to accurately ascertain the
pulling powers of the various papers.
FOOTPAD KILLS YOUNG MAN
Forrest Smith, or Spokane, Dead
When Police Arrive.
SPOKANE, Wash., Dec. 31. After a
succession of telephone reports that hold
ups were operating near Baldwin avenue
and Astor street, and while every avail
able officer was out with the patrol wag
on on a burglary alarm, word was re
ceived at police headquarters late: last
night that a man lay dying at ' that
corner. Chief Sullivan, Captain Burns.
Acting Sergeant Fuller. Officer Peabody
and Stewards Dare and Milburn, of the
'Emergency Hospital, hurried to the place
and found the body of Forrest Smith.
He had been shot through the body and
died before the officers arrived.
The supposition that Smith, who was a
young man living on Baldwin avenue,
was shot by footpads, is strengthened
by other reports from that vicinity. "At
9:30 o'clock L. L. Ellis, of Baldwin ave
nue, reported that he had been held up
near his home by two young meh who
had taken a purse from him and some
small change. Then a report came from
H. W. Lundberg that he had heard
shooting, followed in an instant by the
telephone call from the woman who said
there was a dead man in front of her
house. Smith's body was 'found about a
block from the Astor-street carline. He
had dragged himself 75 feet after being
shot, his progress being traceable by a
trail of blood.
TWO CONVICTS CLEARED
Penitentiary Oflcials Find Nickotich
and Murray Xot Armed In Flight.
SALEM, Or.Dec. 31. (Special.) Mike
Nlckotich- and Edward Murray, two of
the convicts who escaped fromt he Ore-
enn Ppnltntlorv lost t; . . . ,
' ....111111.1 mm were
captured tfQar Buena Vista after a bat-
wmuu one convict was Killed and
another fatnllv wmm H nH V. .1 v.
t onerated from all blame in connection
I with tha -., . . 1 .
" " """""- i'-'ii (jusoa guaras
Hartzel and Davis, and the wounding
of Deputy Sheriff Walter Johnson.
The prison authorities made an in
vestigation which showed that neither
Nlckotich or Murray had a weapon on
his person during ' the fight which re
sulted in the death of convicts Carter,
and Ferris. '
MADDEST" MAN IS STARR
Tax Commissioner Secretary Has
JBus on Hands.
J SALEM. Or., Dec. 31. (Special.)
C. L. Starr, formerly clerk of the State
Normal School Board and at present
secretary of the State Tax Commission,
was the "maddest' man In town today.
After the normals had been put out
" of business by the Legislature. Starr
' visited the schools and disposed of
considerable miscellaneous state prop
' At Ashland there was an old bus or
carriage that dldnot seem to be in
demand, so Starr had it stored. A few
days ago he found a chance to sell the
rig for $40 and ordered It shipped to
Salem by freight. The consignor failed
to crate the bus and the railroad com
pany exacted a freight rate of three
and one-half times the regular first
class rate, making a total of something
Mr. Starr has not yet made up his
mind whether to take the $40 offered
nd pay the Southern Pacific the dif
ference out of his own pocket, or to
try to Induce the purchaser to annul
the bargain and make the railroad
company a present of the bus.
River Ice Delays Grain, '
ASOTIN. Wash., Dec. 31. (Special.)
Because of floating Ice In the Snake
River, grain shipping from the ware
houses here and farther up the river
has been impeded, but probably will
We have for sale some of the choic
est lots left in this beautiful addition
for $1500. All improvements in and
We are now building and have for
sale several handsome houses and
unique-bungalows. Call and see them
F. E. BOWMAN & CO.,
E. 935. Cor. 12th and Thompson.
Bishop Scadding's Appointments.
Bishop Scadding yesterday an
nounced his apointments for January
as follows: '
2 Second Sunday after Christmas morntna
Seaside; afternoon. Warren ton: evening Seal
6 Kpiphany. St. Helen's Hall.
7 Corwillis. reception to Rev. F. M. Baum
8 First Sunday after Epiphany. Portland;
preach morutng) and evening at Trinity
11 Conference laymen's missionary move
ment. 13 Meeting board of mLartons, 8 P. M.
16 jSecond Sunday after Epiphany, rt
land; preach morning and evening at Trinity
IN At-home Bish oporoft.
-;i iptuagoMma, "Portland; preach morning
and evening. Trinity Church.
24-Meetting of hofipltal trustees 9:30 A. M
"t2 Grant, Pass. '
2& Med ford.
St) Sexlgeslma. Portland; preach morning
and evening at the Pro-Cathedral of Su
.Stephen the Martyr.
31 Meeting trustee of school board.
Pittsburg's Loss $150,000.
PITTSBCRG. Dec. 31. Fire caused a
loss estimated at $150,000 to five build
ings located In the heart of the down,
town section here early today. The
'fire started in the building occupied by
the Union Electric Company, supposed
ly from crossed wires, and spread to
the Footer Dye Works Company, occu
pying two adjoining buildings. Other
buildings damaged were those-tff Mc
Candless & Gordon, men's furnishings
and J. J. Gillespie's art store. "
Woodbarn Has Building Boom.
WOODBURN. Or., Dec. 31. (Special.)
Steps have been taken for the erec
tion of a $15,000 Masonic Temple and
a' $20,000 Armory in the Spring. Sev
eral other brick and residence build
ings are projected, and 1910 will be a
year of marked progress.
We Are Distinctively a
High-Grade Piano House
Here you find the Gablef, I vers & Pond,
Behning, Davenport & Treacyy Melville
Clark and the world's greatest player
piano, THE 88-NOTE APOLLO
While the quality is high, our prices are
the lowest. See us if you want the best
- for your money.
HOVENDEN-SOULE PIANO CO.
106 Fifth Street, Portland, Or.
ELECTION IS ASKED
Nez Perce County, Idaho, May
Vote on Prohibition.
MERCHANTS ARE OPPOSED
Small Towns on Reservation Now
Dry by Treaty AVith Indians, and
Lewlston Fears "Dry" Ad
vocates Would Win. v.
LEWISTON. Idaho. Dec 31. (Spe
cial.) Petitions asking that a local
option election be called in Nez Perce
County have been filed with the cleric
of the Board of County Commissrbnersj
aim win De Derore that body fori con
sideration on January 10. peti
tions contain 3645 names, representine
approximately 50 per cent of the voters
of the county. The state law requires
only 40 per cent of the voters to com
pel the Commissioners to call the elec
tion. Petitions were presented to the Board
for the October meeting, but they were
Irregular in that many of the names
were signed by one person and man v
of the signers were not voters of the
uuumy. j iifMo oDjeciions prevented the
Board from calling: an election at the
October meeting, and in the eventhat
Irregularities are found in the recent
petitions, the question will be held in
abeyance until -?the regular elections
in November. ; .
The Business Men's Iaeue will en
deavor to defeat the petitions before
me commission-s, and it is intimated
there are flaws in the proceedings that
would make an election void if called.
In the figrht in Nez Perce County, the
City of Lewiston stands alone. All
other towns in the county are within
theNez Perce Indian Reservation and
are dry Jby treaty with the Indians.
The city 'had a local option campaign
a year ago, when the issue was con-
nnea 10 ine city, and was .favorable to
the licensed saloon by a two-to-one
With a large section of the countv
now dry by Government regulation, the
Business Men's League believes a coun
ty election would result In prohibition.
Small Crowd; Dance Called Off.
NEWPORT. Or.. Dec. XI. rAroMoi
The Firemen's second holiday dance,
was to have taken place on Wednesday
night, was called off shortly before 9
o'clock by Dr. Berry, of the committee,
because of the small crowd assembled.
Of course there Is considerable feeling
averse to the committee,- who explain
their act by saying- that the stores close
at 7:30 P. M.. and all the people should
arrive by 8 P. M. The masque ball to
night may feel the effects of the chilling
treatment received at the last dance, but
a. more rational reception will probably
OLD PIONEER IS INSANE
Sorenson's Mind Fails .Alter Being
lost IVhen Prospecting.
MOSCOW, Idaho. Dec. 31. (Special.)
Peter S. Sorenson, a native of Den
mark, a pioneer of the Northwest, who
ran on fitpw m hnu t . K. t ,t n tia
and Lewiston in the early days; who
itinueu on nis nomesteaa near Genessee,
this county; who was one of the lo
cators Of the Silver Tf Inir
Ruby Creek, this county; who lost his
'""1 uuiiub me panic or 'S3 and who,
while prospecting in the Metaline dis
trict abOUt tWO VOQva atrn . 1 A
- -w j . n a.a lu&i
for several days in the woods, has been
oujuugeu insane ana taaen to the aay
lum at Oroflno.
Sorenson had a wide acquaintance
with many of the old-timers. Ever
since he was lost in the Metaline dis
trict, when prospecting, hia mind has
SHEEPHERDER SHOOTS MAN
Aims Gun, Pujls Trigger and Victim
PRAIRIE CITY, Or., Dec. 31. (Special.)
David Knsilman. a young man, was
probably fatally shot this morning near
Canyon City by a sheepherder named
Stewart.' It Is said Stewart aimed a gun
af Bnsilman saying, This is the way
Cecil Bryan shoots," and pulled the trig
It is not known whether Stewart knew
the gun was loaded. The death of Ensll
man is expected. f -
Oregon City Stores to Close Early.
OREGON CITY,' Or., Dec 31. (Spe
cial.) Every business house in Oregon
City will close its doors at 6 o'clook.
This agreement was reached late tills
afternoon-at a meeting of many-of the
business men at the Commercial Clnb
rooms. William Andresen, L. Adams
and Frank Busch were appointed a
grievance comrwittee to investigate
complaints. . This' a the first time an
organized movement has been made
here for early closing.
Cottage Grove Pioneer Dies. $
COTTAGE iGROVE.'Or., Dec." 31. J
C. Long, aged 72 years,.'died yesterday
morning of apoplexy at his home here,
where he had resided since 1890. Mr
Long was married to Miss M. J Proc
tor in Madison County, Arkansas, in
18o5, and emigrated to Oregon in 1875
He first lived at Milton, Or., where he
built and operated the Peacock flour
mill for three years. At Pendleton he
and his son built the Farmers' Custom
mill, and here he built the Georgetown
roller mills. Later he conducted, a mer
cantlle establishment, and ot late he
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- Shoe for Men
NOW IS THE APPOINTED TIME
It is very likely that you were one who
did not buy heavily for Summer. The cal
endar points td Spring, and those broken
shelves should suggest urgent needs.
Get in line for a fine Spring business
by ordering PACKARDS from our stock
department. Let us send you a sample
order. We are sure you will keep it. That's
what our stock department is for.
It's never too late to make new friends
if they are good ones. Get acquainted with
the PACKARD Shoe and you will find a
friend continually working in your interests.
THEY ARE MADE IN BROCKTON
BY UNION WORKERS
l Order Spring Oxfords Now
We Also Carry a General Line of Footwear
PRICE SHOE COMPANY
WESTERN DISTRIBUTORS PACKARD SHOES
84-86-88 Fifth St.
June 1, 1U00.
had been interested In a large tract of
land In the Alberta country.
Mr. Long,, with his associate, William
T .11 niRB( nl t ti ni l .. .- . .. . i a
--- --. - - - - a, . v. i-1 ai. . vi i letiiu
on which the Long & Landess Addition
to Cottage Grove Is built. He has beerf
a prominent Republican and Mason. He
leaves a widow here and four children,!
George and Ed, of Portland, Lafayette,
".nis piace, ana mrs. Mamie wells, of
Walla. Walla, The funeral will be held
Saturdav. under the niianlcae r v,A
Masonic order.- v x
k Ziodge Celebrates Birthday.
CHHHALIS, Wash., Dec. 31. Chehalis
Lodge, No. 20, A. O. U. -W., last night
celebrated its twenty-fifth anniversary.
Grand Recorder J. H. Hemer. of Seattle,
was present, as well as members from
Centralia. Adna, Littell, Dryad, and other
local points. A class of three candidates
was initiated, followed by a banquet.
CARMEN'S WAGES BOOSTED
Harriman System Follows Hunting
ton's Ix-acl at Los Angeles. v
v LOS ANGELES, Dec. 31. (Specials
Following H. E. Huntington In granting
the employes of the Huntington system
of trolley lines a raise In wages with
the new year, the Harriman system, the
Los Angeles Pacific Railway, today an
nounced a similar increase.
The . amount is not as large" as that
of Huntington as there are fewer men
employed. But It is more important to
these affected, as it reduces the time
of service before the maximum wage of
30 cents an hour can be enjoyed to five
years, one year below the Huntington
The amount involved approximates
$15,000. During the first year, trainmen,
will receive S cents an hour; second, 26;
trhid, 27;Jurth, 28; fifth and upward, 30.
By -order of General Manager A. P.
Sherman, the rise vgoes Into effect to
morrow. As In the case of the HuntinK
ton 'lines, all the employes are nonunion
men and proud of it.
Help Us Fight the Trust
We Sell to All
We are the only independent pluiribing house in the city. We
sell to anyone at wholesale prices. You can do your own work or
we furnish the pluniber. Your saving will be enormous. All
material absolutely first class and new. Certificates of inspection
furnished.We are here to stay. We carry a complete line of
bathtubs, lavatories, toilets, boilers, soil pipe, water and steam
pipe and all kinds plumbing supplies. All kinds of machinery,
such as boilers, engines, pumps, dynamos, belting, cable, pulleys,
shafting and miscellaneous, sawmill, mining and electrical
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