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THE SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, JUNE 21, 1903.
IN FEAR OF FEUDISTS
Ewen Refuses to Swear Out
Any More Warrants.
ASSASSIN'S FRIENDS ACTIVE
They Jforr Propose Farther to Cor
rupt Breathitt County by Uniting
Political Faction,- and Turk
Control the Xevr Court.
lEXTNGTON. Ky., June SO. The i
Breathitt County feud has been the oc-
caslon of much talk among the state offi
cials and prominent politicians and others
here today and the past two nights.
County Judge Hargls, who accompan
ied Jett and "White here yesterday, was
with friends until last midnight and to
night. He remained in Lexington as the
guest of John S. Kaln, proprietor of the
Iceland Hotel, and a prominent politician.
Hargia is a member of the Democratic
State Central Committee, which recently
reorganized the local organization. This
action was afterward defeated by the
County Judge here redlstrictlng the city.
The members of the deposed lpcal organi
zation have been very attentive to Judge
Hargis. and have been In the different
conferences. This has caused reports
about alliances. Some of the conferees
were trying to get In communication to
day with people at Cynthlana.
"Whlle these conferences were In prog
ress, Joseph Bruner, a detective for the
Lexington & Eastern Railroad, who runs
to Jackson, was proceeding to arrest sev
eral visitors from Jackson, as "accessory
before the fact." and was prevented by
B. J. Ewen. who declined to swear out
the warrants. Ewen is still a prisoner in
the Martin home, and does not venture
out of the house day or night, a there
are many persons In Lexington now who
have recently arrived from Jackson. Word
also comes from Jackson of an agitation
there fbr the arrest of prominent people
for trial on changes of venue. Tonight
politicians of what Is known as the "City
Hall faction," who are arraigned against
the "insurgents," or Courthouse faction,
which Is now in power, gave Judge James
Hargls a eupper at the Leland Hotel.
City officials wore among the hosts, also
Henry Bostwrlght, recently nominated for
There Is no doubt that the reauest of
Judge Osborne and Harrison County offi
cials that no troops be sent to Cynthlana,
while Jett and "White are placed on trial,
will be observed, unless enough feudists
from Breathitt County should be there
to make the situation threatening.
Judge Osborne will call a special term
of court for early next month to try Jett
Notwithstanding Judge Hargls request
that Jett and "White be allowed "extras"
at his expense, both men ate the Jail
breakfast. This was visiting day, but vis
itors were not allowed to see the Breath
itt County prisoners. Jailer "Wallace says
he Intends to be present at every meeting
in the jail of any person who calls on Jett
or "White, and will take no chances on
either poison or collusion with outsiders.
He watches all food that goes to them.
Juror's Life Is Threntened.
JACKSON. Ky.. June 20. The situation
here Is still one of apprehension. The
foreman of the grand Jury that indicted
Jett and "White has been threatened, and
the soldiers were stationed around his
house last night, as well as around that
of Haddlx, who testified to seeing Craw
ford and Tharpe, teamsters for Hargls
brothers, coming from the Ewen Hotel
Just before the fire was discovered. Anx
iety Is felt for other witnesses and Jurors,
and the Provost Marshal will continue
holding Jackson under martial law.
Governor "Will Give Protection.
FRANKFORT. Ky.. June 20. Governor i
Beckham today received a telegram from
Postmaster Hurst, Mrs. J. B. Marcum and
other residents of Jackson, asking for the
continuance of the provost guard estab
lished by the militia. In response, he as
sured them that he would 'do all in his
power to protect the people of Breathitt
No order recalling the troops has been
Issued. They will be held pending the
calling of another special session of court
to Investigate the burning of Ewen's
JILTED LOVER SHOOTS GIRL.
Attack Is Mnde in a Crowded Manic
Hnll at Coney Island.
NEW YORK, June 20. Made desperate
by the repeated refusals of Olive Foster,
a concert hall singer, to marry him, Ed
ward Teets, 21 years old, of this city,
shot and probably fatally wounded the
girl as she sat In the crowded balcony
of a music hall In Coney Island. Teets
fired two shots at the girl and then turned
the weapon upon himself, but it missed
fire and he was disarmed before he could
pull the trigger again. A performance
was going on at the time the tragedy
took place and the panic-stricken crowd
stampeded, making a rush for the doors
and fighting madly to get out of range
of tho bullets.
"When Teets approached the girl as she
sat In the balcony he drew with his left
hand a box of candy. "When the girl
reached for It he shot her. She screamed
and sank to the floor. Teets fired a sec
ond shot but missed. The uproar which
arose instantly seemed to terrify him and
he placed the pistol against his own head.
It missed fire and a policeman seized him.
Ho was Identified by the victim at the hos
pital, but refused to make any statement
regarding the affair. The bullet lodged
near the girl's heart and the doctors said
will cause death undoubtedly.
De-rrey Applies for Liberty on Ball.
TOPEKA. Kan., June 20. Chauncey
Dewey and his fellow prisoners, Clyde
Wilson and y. J. McBrldc. will be
brought to Topoka at once and given a
hearing before the Supreme Court on an
cppllcation to admit them to bailv made
today. Sheriff Lucas, of Shawnee 'Coun
ty, has been sworn In as a special Mar
shal and sent after the prisoners.
The habeas corpus hearing before the
Supreme Court will be heard probably
Tuesday morning. If it is refused the
prisoners will probably be kept in the Jail
The petition of the Deweys. filed with
the Supreme Court, contains an Interest
ing statement of their side of the case.
The Berrye are charged with doing every
thing in their power to annoy the Dew
eys. and on the day of the murder are
eaid to have attacked the Deweys first.
Self-defense is therefore alleged as tho
reason for the killing.
Insanity Plea Saves Embezzler.
NEW YORK. June 20.-When the case
of John R. Hoff. of Newark, who m
accused of larceny to the extent of 519.000
ui uewicwuii. iauraai xanjc, was
called in court here, counsel filed a, cer- 1 feet, so absolutely true to their advertised
tlficate to the effect that Hoff Is now ! merits, that we feel we know we are not
a patient In an asylum. The magistrate 1 he,J2in.K'. to advertlse. ak remedies In
diRmIs;ed thn oWjt whir. Tr-TT 1 publishing matter sent us by their nrnnu
o S hen HoCt was lecturers. For many years we have used
arrested a week ago it was asserted that these remedies In our household, and would
several hundred thousand dollars was as soon think of kecDhur house without a
Winds Damage German Crops.
BERLIN. June 20. Sunshine In the lat
ter part of May improved crop conditions
in Germany, which would have been more
fa"-rahlo at the becinnlng of June had
heavy Northeast winds "not prevailed, low
ering the temperature throughout the
CeBdltlo&a of the Protocol
CARACAS, June 30. The Venezuelan
government has paid to Germany $00,000
due this month as stipulated in the proto
col In partial liquidation of the German
claims against Venezuela.
Santo DejaiBsro Holding; Election.
SANTO DOMINGO. -Domingo, June 20.
The Italian Minister has presented sev
eral claims of Italian subjects against the
Government. An Italian warship has
arrived here from Porto Rico. Th elec
tions of President of the Republic be
gan this morning. Quiet prevails through
out the country.
Plaffae Danger Past at IiHljne.
NEW YORK, June 20. An expert -who
was sent by the Government to Investi
gate the bubonic plague at Iqulque re
ports, says a Herald dispatch from Val
paraiso, Chile, that there were only a
few isolated cases, and that the danger
already is passed.
Ten Burned to Death In a. Fire.
VIENNA, June 20. It Is reported from
Aspang that ten persons were burned In
a lire last night that destroyed the great
er part of the village of Moenlch Kirch
en, Lower Austria.
ODD ACCIDENT FATAL.
3fan Jumps From Bed in a Dream
and Meningitis Develops.
NEW YORK, June 20. John Edelstein.
a wealthy manufacturer and politician of
Jersey, Is dead from a peculiar accident.
About three weeks ago he dreamed that
burglars had entered his home and that
one was attacking him with a knife. He
sprang out of bed and struck his head on
a projection. The shock caused a clot of
blood to settle on his brain, resulting in
meningitis, -which caused death.
ST. LOUIS. June 20. In a collision today
between two Spring-avenue street-cars, at
Fourteenth and Carr streets, a dozen pas
sengers were injured, two of them serious
ly. The most severely hurt: Motorman J. H.
Moberly, Internally; Miss Bessie B. Red
field, Mrs. Annie Hartnett, scalp wound;
George A. Melnburgh, H. H. Miller.
FEAR TO TELL THE POPE
News of Cardinal Vaufrhan Death
"Withheld for Some Time.
ROME, June 20. By order of Dr. Lap
ponl, all persons having access to the
pope withheld the news of the death of
Cardinal Vaughn, the doctor fearing Its
effect orj the venerable prelate, owing to
the latter's special affection for the dead
cordlnal, and It was not until this even
ing that the pontiff learned that Cardinal
Vaughan was dead. He was extremely
grieved at the news, and insisted upon
kneeling for a long time before retiring,
praying for the repose of the soul of the
Pope "Wants All to Know He I "WelL
BERLIN. June 20. A dispatch to the
Cologne Volks Zeltung from Rome an
nounces that the pope said today to a
representative of that paper:
"You have seen how well I am. Tell this
to those who have spread false reports
regarding my health."
BEAUTY'S CLAIM WIPED OUT
Bankruptcy Proceedings Means Loss
of 910,000 to Actress.
CHICAGO. June 20. Discharges In bank
ruptcy were granted by Judge Kohlsaat
today to John A. and Alexander Davidson,
of the Davidson Bros. Marble Company.
The debts wiped out by the United States
District Court amount to $L431,83S. One
of the claims scheduled by John A. David
son was . that of Louise Montague for
$100,000. Miss Montague, known to the
theatrical world as the 510,000 beauty, had
sued Mr. Davidson for
this amount, on
the ground that he had Induced her to
withdraw from the stage, by promising to
build a costly marble palace for her In
AUTO RECORD BROKEN.
Oldfield Makes i
Mile In Little Less
INDIANAPOLIS, June 20. Barney Old-
field, of Dayton, O., broke the world's ree
ords for automobiles on an elliptical mile
track, from one to five miles, today, by
driving his machine a mile in 59 3-5 sec
onds, and, not satisfied with this perform
ance, kept going, and broke every record
from one to five miles, clipping 23 2-5 sec
onds off the five-mile record, held by
WInton, by going the distance In 5:04 3-5.
He drives his "red devil, which was
designed by himself. The records were
made in a pursuit race with Tom Cooper,
of Detroit, who drove his "909." The for-
nier world's record for one mile was
1:01 2-5. held by Oldfield himself. He re
ceived 512U0 for breaking the record.
SHOOTS WIFE THE' SELF.
Seattle Man Is Crazed by Her Re
fusal to Live "With nira.
SEATTLE, June 20. Crazed by the re
fusal of his former wlfeto live with .him.
Robert W. Murray fired three shots -at her
last night, hitting his mark every time,
but not inflicting serious injury. He then
turned his revolver upon himself sending
a bullet through his head with fatal ef
feet. Murray had been divorced from
his wife since December when along with
the legal separation she had obtained the
custody of their three children. Yesterday
afternoon Murray visited his wife, evi
dently In the best of spirits. While she was
In the house of a friend, late at night.
Murray saw her from the street, and fired
through the window. He is dying at the
Wayside Mission Hospital. Mrs. Murray
was removed to Providence Hospital.
DIAZ' SUCCESS IS SURE.
He "Will Afratn Be Nominated for
President of Mexico Monday.
MEXICO CITY, June 20. The National
Liberal Convention tonight elected Gen
eral Geroaomo Trevlno. of Monterey, per
manent president. The ndmlnation for
President Is expected to be made on Mon
day, and General Diaz Is certain to carry
the convention overwhelmingly.
Shoots Man "Who Calls Him "Scab."
JEROME. Ariz.. June 20. At a meet
ing of the Jerome Miners' Union this af
ternoon. George Moore shot Ed Holtz,
Holts may die. Holtz accused Moore of
being a "scab."
May Xeed It Some Day Mighty Bad.
From the Onaga, Kan., Herald.
j gooa, so reiiaDie ana prompt in tneir ei-
stove or fuel as to be without Chamber-
Iain's Cough Remedy in the .winter and
Chamberlain's Colic. Cholera and Diar
rhoea Remedy In the summer. Not that
we are subject to aliments these remedies
cure, but we keep them handy on the
principle that a Texan carries a gun he
may need It some day mlrbtv 4 For
sale by all druggists.
NAVY WANTS PRECEDENT
THIS IS THE) MAIX OBJECT OF ITS
3TAXD AGAIXST COURT.
Tylns Up of Galveston by Creditors
Paves tke "Way for Trouble on
"WASHINGTON, June 20. Attorney-General
Knox had prepared today a stipula
tion in the nature of a bond which, on
Monday, will be filed with Judge Grin
nan, of the Chancery Court of Richmond,
practically the Government's interest In
the cruiser Galveston. This stipulation or
bond, it s asserted, will more than cover
the claims of the creditors against the
Trigg Company for work done and ma
terial used on the ship. After the stipula
tion is filed It Is believed that Judge Grin
nan will immediately release the ship to
It was learned at the Navy Department
today that far greater interests are in
volved In the decision of the question of
the possession of the cruisers Galveston
and Chattanooga than are represented by
NEW PRESIDENT OF OREGON
"William Galloway came to Oregon In 1S52. He was born in "Wisconsin
In 1845, being of Scotch-Irish descent. He arrived at Amity, Yamhill
County, In November, 1S52, and his parents settled about four miles south
of the town. His father sold out in 1S62 and went to the Florence mines,
but after ten years he returned to Yamhill County and resumed his
former occupation. Judge Galloway was educated at Willamette Uni
versity, graduating with the class of 1SS8. He taught school until 1S72,
since which date he has been actively engaged on his farm near Mc
Mlnnville. He has been a prominent member of the Democratic party
and has held numerous positions of trust In Oregon.
the actual cash' value of those boats. It
is regarded as absolutely essential at this
stage to establish a sound precedent and
determine the question of title to war
vessels under construction. In order to
protect the Government's Interests In the
ownership of at least a dozen ships. In
cluding battleships worth nearly $5,000,000
each. Separate action will be taken In
the case of the Chattanooga, building at
Elizabethport. and it Is therefore probable
that no further delays will be encountered
in the completion of the Galveston and the
Chattanooga, while any show of force or
duress on the part of the National Gov
ernment will be avoided.
It la fully expected that similar action to
that about to be taken In the case of
these two gunboats will be necessary In
the case of much larger warships now on
May Complicate the Situation.
RICHMOND, Va., June 20. In the mat
ter of creditors asking that the William
R. Trigg Shipbuilding Company be ad
Judged a bankrupt. Judge Waddell ren
dered a decision today that the appoint
ment of a receiver by the Chancery Court
of the City of Richmond, December 22,
1902. which was the act of bankruptcy
complained of in the petition, could not be
taken advantage of under the amendment
of February 5, 1903.
Judge Waddell nolds that the amend
ment Ls not retroactive and could not ex
tend to the appointment of a receiver
prior to February 5, 1903, as was the case
In the appointment of a receiver for the
Trigg Company. It Is thought probable
that this decision may further complicate
the situation with regard to the cruiser
Important Postal Transfer.
WASHINGTON. June 20. The postofflce
Investigation has resulted In some Im
portant changes In the organization of
the rural free-delivery service. Fourth As
sistant Postmaster-General Brietow has
ordered the transfer of the headquarters
of the middle division from Indianapolis
to Chicago, where J. P. Walker, now in
charge at Omaha, will be In charge. W.
B. Rathbone, now In charge at Indian
apolis, has been appointed in charge at
Omaha. The officials of the Ohio division
are transferred from Marietta to Cincin
nati, William Maitree remaining in charge
of the division. The State of Indiana has
been transferred from the middle division
to the Ohio division.
President Will Write of Frauds.
WASHINGTON. June 20. When the
pending Investigation of the affairs of
the Postofflce Department shall have been
completed, a full report of It will be
made to President Roosevelt. It Is under
stood that the Intention of he President
la to make the report public, accompany
ing it with a statement of his own.
A YOUNGSTER YET.
The Older the Senator Grows
Younger He Bceomes.
New York American.
Only the fringe of white hair showing
under the rim of his glistening silk hat
and the neatly trimmed side whiskers,
alfo of purest white the softest of the
marks of Time gave Indication that Sen
ator Chauncey M. Depew, as he recently
walked briskly into his office In the Grand
Central station, hadreached his C3th birth
dayonly one short of "three score and
For the rest he looked as much like 69
years as a schoolboy looks the age of his
father. The Senator's face was rosy, his
shoulders erect, his figure trim and his
step quick and youthful.
-ies, I'm 69 today," said the Senator,
his clear eyes twinkling, "and It Isn't
much different than being 68, or 60, or 50,
for that matter well, not much different
than being CO. But then I heard the other
day of a man who was 137 so, you see,
I'm a youngster yet.
"There has been- a great deal that was
mighty pleasant In those 69 years, my boy.
and In the years that are left there will
be much more that Is pleasant. Travel,
literature, politics, arts, friends, sunshine
oh, it'a a good world." said Mr. Depew. and
then he shook hands with the man at the
elevator, and the man In the elevator, and
with about 20 other persons who met him
before' be reached his sanctum in the New
York Central office.
Flowers and gifts he had left at home.
At his office he found more. He went
driving In the afternoon and at night was
entertained at dinner by a few very old
and Intimate friends.
HE DIDN'T KNOCK FIVE.
Why the Yohhst Doctor nad to Bom.
hard His Own House.
They had been married only a short
while. He was a young and struggling
physician, and she a very sweet, devoted
little wife, but very much afraid of
burglars, so when It did happen that
the doctor had a sick call during the -wee
hours, they resorted to all sorts of
means that she might know that It was
he who -wished to enter the house upon
his return and not the dreaded night
prowlers. The calls were not many, but
somehow they had never hit upon a suc
cessful plan until the wife exclaimed one
morning at breakfast. "I have It now.
Jack; after this you knock Ave times
and let there be a minute between each
knock; then I'll be sure to know It is
OF YAMHILL COUNTY.
yourself." Jack, so the story goes, was
not In favor of having to wait five mln
utes to gain entrance to his own house,
but ever anxious to please, agreed to the
arrangement, and one night last week
had occasion to test it Some one was
dying, the messenger said, and wanted
a doctor immediately; would he come?
Whereupon Jack tumbled Into his
clothes and In the confusion didn't hear.
or, what was more likely, forgot all
about the five knocks that he was to give
the front door upon hie return.
During his absence the fearful wife
"could hear nothing but knocks," she
afterward said, "and I was Just so nerv
ous, alone In a strange house and neigh
borhood, that I thought Jack had been
gone an hour before he had time to turn
the corner. Finally I heard the bell ring
then somebody tried the door, and at last
began pounding upon the door. I was
nearly dead from fright and don't know
what would have happened had it not
been that any number of stones began
storming against the house. I knew this
was an unusual attack for burslars. so
with a prayer on my Hps that Jack would
return at least some time during that
dreadful night, I ventured to the window
and peeped, out. It was Jack, and he saw
"You've waked up the whole neighbor
hood. Why don't you let me in?" he fair
"Vthy didn't you knock?" came back
the small voice.
"Why don't I knock?" again shrieked
the irate husband; "dldn t you hear the
panel fall out of the door?"
"I know," sobbed the timid little wife,
"but you didn't knock the right number
It was five, don t you remember?"
GIVES $127 TO RELIEF FUND
Strain Tallorlngr Company Donates
Per Cent of Receipts.
PORTLAND. Or., June 20. To the Ore-
gonlan Publishing Co. Gentlemen: En
closed please find check for $127.63. being
5 per cent of the gross sales at The Hub
and Strain Tailoring Company for Wednes
day, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the
same to be applied to the relief of the
Heppner flood sufferers. It is a pleasure
for me to contribute this amount to such
a worthy cause, and I take this means of
thanltlng the Portland public who have so
generously patronized my stores on the
days mentioned. Very truly yours,
Red Men's Liberal Donation.
The Redmen of this city have con
trlbuted for their needy brothers and de
pendents as follows:
Willamette Tribe ....v $ 50
Past Sachems' Association 10)
Chinook Tribe will act on Monday next
and by the middle of the week all tribes
In the interior win oe neara irom. A rep
resentative of the order ls now In the
field. The Great Council of the United
States provides for the care of possible
Episcopal Church Wiped Out.
Tho Rev. W. E. Potwlne, of Pendleton,
writes as follows to Bishop Morris:
"I have Just returned from Heppner by
team, and have to report to you In re
ply to your letter of Inquiry that H of
our people there perished in the flood, and
that I have been unable to find a sin;
vestige of our pretty church. The ground
on which It stood was swept as clean as
a barnfloor, -and nothing pertaining to the
building has been found save the brass
alter cross. The desolation ls Indescrib
able, and the destruction of human lhe
is. appalling. Mr. Lake arrived first on
the scene and remained to minister to the
victims until I got there with Mr. Warren
Tuesday noon. I left Mr. Warren there
to continue the work, because It was
necessary for me to return here to keep
appointments. As soon as I can get a
little rest I shall write you more In detail.
Our dead are: Mrs..RedfieId and daughter,
Mrs. Matlock. Mrs. Estes and daughter.
Mrs. Hynd and two children, Mr. and Mrs.
Thornton and son, Mr. Dawson. All the
bodies but one have bei recovered."
BACK FROM LAMAS' LAND
EXPLORER TELLS OF STRANGE
CUSTOMS OF THIBET.
Prayers Figure in All Affairs
Wages Are Two Cents a Day
Population Is Decreasing.
ST. PETERSBURG. Monday. June 8.
(Correspondence of the Associated Press.)
A Russian subject. G. Z. Zoublkov,
has- returned from Thibet, where he spent
year In L'Hassa visiting the sacred
monasteries. M. Zoublkov ls a member
of the Buddhist sect known as Bouriats,
and, being familiar with the Thibetan
language, found no difficulty in. passing
for a Lama. He brought back many pho
tographs illustrating the life of the coun
try, and will publish a book.
In the Summer of 1S0O M. Zoublkov en
tered Thibet from the north as a member
of a caravan of 70 pilgrims, including
many Lamas. He approached Central
Thibet by the Boumza Mountain road.
which led through a treeless Alpine land
scape with snow-capped mountains ex
tending east to west In parallel chains.
A thin Modoc population was found. Only
within 0 or 70 miles of L Hassa was an
agricultural community reached. The cli
mate Is harsh and dry. Snow falls, occa
alpnally from December to March;" rain
from May to August; April, September,
October and November are dry. Tho
mean annual temperature is 42. 67 and 50
degrees Fahrenheit for morning, noon
and night, respectively.
The population, which has at times been
estimated at 33,000,000, Is probably one-
tenth that number. It ls decreasing
through disease, particularly smallpox and
on account of the large number of cell
The Foreign. Residents.
The sons of Chinese soldiers and mer
chants temporarily resident in Thibet are
counted Chinese, the daughters Thibetans
Other foreign residents are Indians from
Cashmere. Mongolians and Nepaulese, the
latter being skilled artisans, architects.
sculptors and Jewelers. The Cashmere
Mohammedans ore traders. They usually
convert their Thibetan wives. Almost all
the land In Central Thibet belongs to the
Dalai Lima. Only high officials . in
L'Hassa have hereditary homes. The
Thibetan houses are of brick and stone,
but have chimneys only in the kitchen.
The other rooms have holes to lot the
smoke escape, and are cheerlessly cold.
Dried dung ls the principal fuel.
The common people wear white, the
wealthy red, officials yellow, and soldiers
blue clothing of homespun. Jewels are
worn In greit abundance by the women
Barley meal, soup, the raw flesh of the
yak and the sheep, butter, sour milk and
vegetables are the principal articles of
food. Wheat spirits sell for a cent a bot
tle.- The men smoke tobacco, and the
priests take snuff.
Prayers Figure in All Affairs.
The people of Central Thibet are
passionately attached to their religious
observances, which are purely formal.
Prayers are regarded as of magic
potency, and figure In all ordinary and
extraordinary affairs of life. Medicine ls
In small popular favor. Morals are
primitive and marriage ties are loose.
Both polygamy and polyandry are com
mon. Agriculture and stock-raising are the
principal employments. Wheat, barley.
peas, beans, cattle, sheep, yaks, horses,
asses and mules are the mala products.
Labor ls cheap, men being paid two or
three cents a day, while women usually
serve for their "keep." Even a Lama
receives only 10 cents for a whole day's
L'Hassa Is small, having at most oniy
10,000 regular lnhabitnats. It ls, however,
an important trade center. The native
traders are all women.
Worlc of the Monlts.
M. Zoublkov minutely describes various
monasteries and temples, including three
near L'Hassa, where 15,000 monks axe
mainly engaged In learned pursuits. At
one of these, Brabun. nearly 6000 boys,
young men and even gray-pearaea pa
triarchs are studying theology, the total
number of resident monks being S000.
Since the 15th century all power, civil and
spiritual, has been nominally in the hands
of. the Dalai Lama, but China maintains
Manchu resident and an army. The
Lama ls elected by the Manchu resident,
who, with a staff, picks the name of one
boy from three placed in an urn. The boy
ls educated by a council of learned men,
and assumes power when he reaches the
age of 22. The present Dalai Lama is
27 years old.
The Dalai Lama Council, In whose
hands the actual authority mainly resides,
embraces four "galons," appointed by
the Emperor of China.
The administration is In the hands of a
closed aristocracy and bribery and cor
ruption are nearly universal. Among the
common penalties are drowning, torture,
flogging, banishment and fines. The
Thibetan army of 4000 men Is poorly dis
ciplined and ls ls armed with bows and
old-fashioned guns. Robbery flourishes.
LITTLE GUESTS OF CIRCUS
Six Thousand Charity Children
Cheered the Greatest Show.
New York World.
If Mr. Bailey saw the pale-faced, ragged
little urchin who, all-forgetful of his ban
danged head, dashed down the steps at the
close of the circus one afternoon and
turned a series of somersaults In the
sawdust ring. In what he fondly believed
a brilliant Imitation of the professional
tumblers he had been watching. It must
surely have compensated the proprietor
of the greatest show on earth for his
splendid generosity. It was the spirit of
the circus, which every healthy boy and
girl has felt, and It penetrated the 6000
little waifs and orphans who were the
manager's guests with an enthusiasm that
bordered on pathos.
They were not the children whose pleas
ures are every-day or even once-a-week
affairs. They were those Into whose barren
lives Joy comes as an Infrequent visitor.
More than 300 of them could neither hear
nor 'talk. Another hundred were crippled,
Ine happiest man In brass buttons was
Policeman William S. Frazer, of the
Twenty-fifth precinct, who made himself
the special knight of the little cripples,
His Jolly, rubicund face grew very tender.
and the big hands that grasped those
twisted and helpless bodies were as gentle
as any woman s.
"I will Just set you down here for
minute, little woman," he whispered softly
to one small charge as he placed her In
the corner by the door; "but don't stir.
cause Pop will be right back to carry
you up to your seat." and off he went on
another errand of mercy, wholly delighted
with his task.
Four of the institutions had their own
bands, and the forces marched in and
out' to music The girls of the Lisa Mis
sion C72 of them). In red cloaks and hoods.
stretched along the gallery like a string
of Red Rldlnghoods. The Bellevue School
and the Henrietta Industrial School were
the special proteges of Miss Helen Miller
Gould. Two-thirds of the children had
flags, and those who had none waved their
caps and bats. Many had supplied them
selves with whistles, and one ambitious
boy kept up an ear-splitting din with
In the section of the deaf mutes an In
audible bedlam was going on. Such a wav
ing of hands and working of fingers! Such
a flashing of eyes and such a wealth of
Matchmaker Henry in Trouble.
CHICAGO, June 20. W. A. Henry, said
to be the manager of the Star Matrimo
nte.1 Bureau, in the suburbs of Austin.
was arrested today on complaints frtfm
other cities, arid a large- quantity of cir
culars and questionable literature seized.
THE WILKES BOOTH "MYTH"
Like the Monmouth and Marshal Key
Myths. It Will Not Down.
The story which comes from the West
that J. Wilkes Booth, the assassin oi
President Lincoln, died so lately as Jan-
uray last, self-slain, in a little town in
Oklahoma, ls Interesting oniy as snowing
that a historical myth, familiar to all
readers of the history of older nations. Is
making Its appearance In this new land.
Otherwise It might be dismissed as simply
the advance story of "the silly season.
If ever a man was killed In the manner
described by history that man was J.
Wilkes Booth. Not only was his Identity
proved by the Incidents of his pursuit, by
the papers taken irom nis Doay us uia
time of his death, but tho Government
took every precaution against the possi
bility of a mistake. When Booth's body-
was brought to Washington it was identi
fied by many "who had known him wen,
among them his physician who found the
scar of a peculiar surgical operation ho
bad performed In the removal of a tumor.
Again, when some years later uie Dooy
was disinterred and given to the Booth
family for final interment, Edwin Booth
took measures which placed Its identity
bevond all possible question. J. Wilkes
Booth's body was deposited In the family
lot in Green Mount cemetery, Baltimore,
more than 34 years ago, and Its inter
ment there has been offlclaly certified.
Yet such is the force of myth and the
nooular love for the mysterious that there
are persons In Washington itseir. wno sen
ouslv maintain that Booth's body was
3unk in the Potomac by order of the Gov
ernment. and that . President Johnson.
when he armed Edwin Booth with author
ity to make the transfer to Baltimore
cemetery, was either the victim of an Im
position himself or knowingly participated
In a decentlon.
Myths of this nature almost naturally
sDrinsr ud out of the graves of men who
have played a great tragic part In a strik
ing historic drama. Thus, although the
Duke of Monmouth was publicly executed
In the presence of thousands, though
among those who accompanied him to the
scaffold were some who had been In
happier days his Intimate friends, there
was a large element, with whom he had
been an Idol, who Insisted that another
Monmouth was decapitated. It was grave
ly maintained by these denlers of all prob
ability that a follower of Monmouth who
creatlv resembled him bad died in his
Still another "theory'r was that James
II must at the last moment have arranged
a plot by which, Monmouth escaped tho
ax and became the "Man in the Iron
Mask" which mask, by the way, was not
Iron Louis XTV kindly consenting to take
upon himself the charge and care of the
Duke. Long years afterward historians
took the trouble to demonstrate that.
whoever the "Iron Mask" was, he could
noA have been Monmouth. So strong was
the popular belief that Monmouth escaped
the -ax that at least two men appeared in
England, claiming to be Monmouth, and
for a time ran a course of successful lm
The belief that Marshal Ney was not
shot in the Luxembourg Garden, but es
caped either by collusion with those ap
pointed to be his executioners or by the
devotion of one who resembled him and
died for him, still has strength enough
to survive to this day. Only a few years
ago a bulky volume In support of the
"theory" that Marshal Ney escaped and
came to this country was published. Yet
If any historical fact has been established
beyond peradventure, It 13 that Marshal
Ney was executed in pursuance of his
sentence. To break the force of evidence
the believers in the Ney myth have set up
various "theories." one that the firing
party used only blank cartridges, and: an
other that an officer devoted to him and
i resembling him "kindly consented" to take
his place before the soldiers appointed to
fire on the "bravest of the brave."
There Is a strong family resemblance
In all these myths that ls found even In
the latest. A man named Ruddy substi
tutes himself for Wilkes Booth and dies
for him, shot down in the burning barn.
role which Involved his having his leg
broken in order to complete the res em
There ls this great difference, however.
between the Monmouth myth, the Ney
myth and the Booth myth that Mon
mouth and Ney were Immensely popular
men. who had long been Idolized in their
respective countries and who In their last
moments were regarded as martyrs for
great causes, whereas Booth was held.
North and South, to be a criminal of the
most detestable character, and was to all
Americans a hunted murderer shot by the
precipitate action of one of his pjursuers.
Thousands had risked their lives with
Monmouth and Ney, and in the heroic de
votion which they Inspired ls found the
origin of the myth that some Englishman
died to save Monmouth and some French
man to save Ney. Booth had no such
followers before he made his leap Into In
famy; very few had knowledge of his
guilty Intentions, and his sole associate in
his flight deserted him when they were
brought to bay.
Still, such ls the popular love of the
miraculous that some American historian
of the future may be compelled to demon
strate to the contemporary public by ex
dmination of dates and documents that It
really was Wilkes Booth who was shot in
the burning barn by Sergeant Corbett.
A NOVEL STUDENTS' CLUB
For Cultured Youngr People Who Go
to Xew York to Study.
Most Interesting ls the Students' Club.
of New York, inaugurated by a churcli
historic old St. Mark's that believes alike
in orthodoxy and "doing things." As the
name suggests, it ls for cultured young
people who come to this great metropolis
to study; who would otherwise have little
of social life. It claims to be unique, ex
cluding as It does the so-called mission
class usually making up church clubs and
Including both young men and women.
The club Is comparatively new, having
beef! opened about three years ago. The
membership numbers over 100. Connecting
with St. Mark's ls a large-sized room, and
this has been fitted with cozy corners, tea
trappings, bits of art and even a stago
for dramatic performances.. It Is open
The new high grade roof
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from the elements. A better
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every afternoon, with Deaconess Hall, ofi
St. Mark's, In charge. The dues are only,
$1 a, year, and yet this small amount.
doubtless padded by the church, manages
to provide coffee, cake and sandwiches
every Sunday afternoon at 6. to say noth
ing" of a sumptuous Christmas dinner each,
All sorts of social and literary features
fill the calendar, moreover. Tuesdnv !i
"at home" night; Thursday is given to
an entertainment musical, literarv or
dramatic while Saturday ls reserved as
sacred to the young men for their smoker.
Once a month there is a dance. As many
memDers are artists, an art exhibit is
held in the clubroom each Spring, and.
during Lent, a series of talks by promi
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Stock Exchange Is Mortgaged.
NEW YORK, June 20. A mortgage has
been filed from the New York Stock Ex
change Building Company to the Bowery
Havings Bank for $400,000, and covers all
the property owned by the Stock Ex
change, Including its new building in
Troutdale Employes Give $33.S0.
The employes of tho Union Meat Com
pany, Troutdale, Or., have raised a cash
fund of $33.50 for the Heppner sufferers.
The money was sent to The Oregonian,
and will be paid into the hands of Treas
urer Sabln today.
New Trolley-Car Speed Record.
NEW YORK, June 20. A trolley car
running out of Maywood, N. J., has es
tablished what is believed to be a new
speed record by traveling one mile In ono
minute and fifteen seconds.
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