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THE- 'SUNDAY OREGONIAN, PORTLAND, APRIU - 23, 1903.
FAGESEND OF RIFLE
driven From Her Squatter's
Cabin in the Big Basin
MARSHALL HOLDS THE FORT
Ex-Schoolteacher and Two Male
Companions Leave Choice Claim
on Armed Orders of Alleged
Subordinate of Kribs.
STEVENSON. Wash.. April 22. (Spe
cial.) "When Edward Marshall raised
his trusty Winchester to his shoulder,
leveled it at the heads of Miss Birdie
McCarty atad George Howland. driving
them from a cabin claimed by himself
and them on a "squatter's" section in
the Big: Basin, hs little dreamed he
wouia ue arrested and placed under
bonds to keep the peace. This -was -what
followed his sensational caper, for im
mediately upon the return of the couple
to mis piace, tney secured a warrant
for the arrest of Marshall. He was be
fore Judge Carr today, and was held
tinder bonds of $300.
Marshall is in possession of the cabin,
and says he will put up a fight for the
claim as well. For a long time there
has been bad blood between him and
the other claimants, and It has been
expected for weeks that trouble would
be the outcome.
Marshall is said to be holding the
claim under instructions from Fred
ericlc A. Kribs, of land fraud fame at
Portland. This and other land in the
Big Basin is to be opened for settle
ment In 50 days, and intense feeling
prevails. The sections are choice ones.
being valuable for timber and home
Xesterday Miss Birdie McCarty. ac
companied by Howland and another
man, went .to the cabin claimed by
them and Marshall. The latter was
found to be in possession. He appeared
at the door of th little log hut, and
was in a surly mood when he caught
sight of his opponents.
Words passed between Marshall and
the visitors, and Marshall laid hold of
his rifle. He raised it to his shoulder
and, it is alleged, pulled back the trig
ger. He ordered the trio off the claim,
threatening them with instant death If
they tarried. They went, returning to
this place, where they secured a war
rant for Marshall's arrest.
Birdie McCarty is well known in
"Portland. Several months ago, she was
prominently before the public In the
role of prosecutrix. She charged J. D.
Heryford. a wealthy cattleman, with
breach of promise. A sensational case
was made Tout in court, and she was
awarded large damages by a jury In the
Federal Court. Judge C. B. Bellinger
later cut down the sum, stating the
amount given her by the jury was ex
cessive. She accepted his decision. Sne
was a school teacher.
COSTS CHARGED TO JONES
battle -Disturbed His Neighbors and
Was Driven Into the "Wilds.
STEVENSON, Wash., April 22. (Spe
cial.) D. S. Jones, a prominent cattle
man, caused the arrest of W. A. Ar
thur, Emma Walther, Charles Tubbs
and Al Fuller, charging theft of cattle,
and was himself taxed with the costs
by Judge Carr.
Cattle owned by Jones are said to
have been doing a good deal of mis
chief, tramping down gardens and
breaking fences, and ranchers became
incensed to such a degree that they
drove the herds from the vicinity.
Sbme of them were lost, it is said, and
"upon this he based his charges of theft.
Judge Carr said -there was no case
against the defendants, who are all
well known, and dismissed the cases.
BADLY BEATEN BY THUGS.
Alaska Mining Man's Assailants Are
Caught by the Police.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22. (Special.)
Dennis Slack, a mining man from Alaska,
was attacked by a brace of young thugs
In Columbia Square late yesterday after
noon. He was so badly beaten that it
was necessary to remove him to the Cen
tral Emergency Hospital, and he was re
lieved of his watch and chains by his as
sailants. Policemen Dowd and Rooney arrested
John O'Keafe and John Thonett, and,
despite the fact that both were identified
by their victim. O'Kcate was released
from custody on $300 cash bail. This
amount was raised to $2060 by Police
Judge Magon this morning, and the de
fendant was ordered into custody to await
"I was seated on a bench in the square,"
said Slack this morning. "O'Keafe and
Thonett came up and took a seat on the
same bench, and asked me for money to
buy a drink. When I refused to give it
to them O'Keafe said I had a lot of
money and should treat them. When I re
fused a second time they pounced on me.
"O'Keafe knocked me down with a blow
over the eye, and while he was beating
me about the head and face Thonett took
my watch and chain from my pocket. It
was at this juncture that the police ar
rived, and both of them started to run
away. The officers caught them both and
brought them back to where I was lying
on the ground. I identified them and they
were then taken to the city prison, and I
was removed to the hospital for treat
PIRE CAME FROM SLASHING
.-Clackamas Farmer Must Pay. for
Damage to Ills Neighbors.
OREGON CITY, Or.. April 22. (Special.)
In returning a verdict for 5250 for the
plaintiff in the State Circuit Court here
today in the case or iucy a. cuooage vs,
Michael Kelsecker, a jury holds that s
settler shall be held responsible for dam
ages resulting to other property by reason
of the setting out bf a fire which Is ne
glected and spreads to adjoining prop
erty. This Is the first trial of the kind
that has been held in this county. It
was stubbornly, contested by both sides.
and its consideration occupied two days
in the court.
The fire complained of was started last
Aucust. plaintiff alleging that the defend
ant neglected to pVoperly guard the same.
and because of which it spreaa to plain
tiff's premises and destroyed her home
and outbuildings, together with growing
crops. Damages in the sum pf ?o(K) were
asked. Defendant contended that the fire
which, did "the damage complained of was
started by another settler in the same
locality, but the plaintiff proved by a. wit-
ness that the alleged farmer was absent
from that part of the county at the time
of the destructive fire. The scene of tne
Are was at Dover.
A similar suit, in which another farm
er's property was also destroyed, by the
same fire, is pending against Kelsecker.
In which J500 damages -are also asked, it
is likely that the case decided today will
ba appealed to "the Supreme Court.
POPULATION OP WASHINGTON
Estimates Made in the Secretary of
OLYMPIA, Wash., April 22. (Special.)
The present population of the. state is
847,000, according to estimates completed
by the statistical department of the Sec
retary of State's office. The same esti
mates give Seattle about 154,000 people, in
round numbers. Other large cities of the
state, including Tacoma and "Spokane,
have not been estimated Individually.
The census estimates are based largely
upon the school census, and the figures
will be used In a volume pertaining to re
sources and statistics of Washingtpn, now
under preparation by George L. Allen,
Deputy Commissioner of Statistics. The
book will be voluminous and. profusely
illustrated, and will be ready for distribu
tion early in June. The work Is being
rushed in order to have the book avail
able for distribution at the Lewis and
The last volume published by the de-
ili'ay .-isa;-:- atft- -milk
MISS BIRDIE M'CARTY, WHO WAS DRIVEN OFF CLAIM AT RIFLE'S MUZZI:.
partment was in 1903. It gave estimates
of the state's population at that time at
7S9.0CO and Seattle's at 121,000.
NORMALS WIN THE DEBATE
Championship of College League
Goes With It.
MONMOUTH. Or., April 22. (Special.)
The final debate between Albany College
and the State Normal for the champion
ship of the College Debating League 6f
Oregon was held here last night, result
ing in a unanimous verdict for the normal
team. The question under discussion was:
"Resolved, That reciprocity Is a better
method of regulating our International
commerce than, a protective tariff." The
normal team took the affirmative.
In winning this debate the State Normal
for the second time has earned the cham
pionship of the College Debating League
of Oregon. Governor George B. Cham
berlain, W. A. Wann, of Portland, and
Superintendent R. L. Alderman, of Mc
Mlnnville, were the judges.
After the debate a -banquet was given
the visiting team by the literary societies,
and covers were laid for 50 guests.
The teams were: Monmouth A. B.
Wheelock, Graves Crowley, H. Coffey;
Albany R. W. Knotts. R. B. Miller, E. L.
CHILD FOUND IN FLAMES.
Two-Year-Old at Astoria Played
ASTORIA, Or., April 22. (Special.)
John E. Matta, the 3-year-old son of John
P. rMatta, of this city, was accidentally
burned to death this afternoon. The child
had been left asleep in an upper room of
the family residence, and soon afterward
the family was alarmed by Its screams.
On rushing Into the room the mother
found the boy's clothing in flames, and
before the fire could be extinguished the
child was so badly burned that it died
about three hours later. It Is supposed
the boy secured some matches and while
playing with them set his clothing on Are.
Hearing in Reservation Case.
OLYMPIA, Wash., April 22.-(Speclal.)
E. W. Ross, Commissioner of Public
Lands, has departed for Washington. D.
C, to represent the state in the protest
filed in the Department of the Interior
against the proposed reservation by the
state of lands In Yakima County for irri
gating. Over a year ago the state select
ed 55,000 acres and accepted a proposal
from the Washington Irrigation Company
to extend theSunnyslde ditch a distance
of 60 miles and water the selected lands,
Including 55,000 acres of railroad lands.
Other interests, mainly the Yakima De
velopment Company, objected to the plan,
but the General Land Office at Washing
ton approved It. The opponents of the
plan appealed to the Secretary of the In
terior., and the hearing will come up. this
"Vicious Kicks of a Runaway.
WEISER. Idaho, April 22. (Speclal.)-H.
W. Ross, a prominent rancher living near
this city, was seriously Injured yesterday
in a runaway. He was. driving a horse
attached to a buggy, when the horse be
came frightened and ran away, smashing
the vehicle and throwing him out The
animal then kicked him on the left leg.
shattering the bone below the knee into
more than 20 pieces. He is otherwise
badly bruised and injured by his fall and
e Farmer Scared to Death.
MARYSVTLLE, CaL. April 22. (Special.)
John B. Dunn, a prominent farmer ot
Yuba County, narrowly escaped being
struck by a train at Wheatland Thursday.
The resulting fright -caused heart fail
ure, from, which, he died during the night.
Two California Children May
ONE VICTIM IS AN INFANT
Tlllle McKune, Aged Six, and Her
Brother Orvll, Aged Five, Ham
mer, a Child and a Babe
FRESNO. Cal., April 22. (Special.) 4
Two children are In jail here charged
with battery for having hammered an
other child and a baby with pieces of
brick until they were senseless at San
ger this morning. The Infant crimi
nals are Tillie McKune. aged 6 years,
and her brother, Orvil, aged 5 years.
Their victims are Lloyd Glass, aged IS
months, and Nellie Chase, aged 6 years."
Tillie and Orvil atttacked Lloyd and
Nellie because Nellie made faces at
them.. Neither of the victims hds yet
recovered consciousness, and both may
die. The McKunes will be taken to
the Whlttier Reform School. .
PRIMA DONNA IN COURT.
Great Crowd Gathers to See Woman
Compared With Mclba.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22. (Special.)
Tetrazzlnl, the prima donna who electri
fied San Francisco audiences in the course
of an operatic engagement In this city
few months ago," appeared in a police
court yesterday to prosecute Slgnor Julio
Zelgner Uriburo, her secretary, whom
she has had arrested for embezzling her
funds. A suffocating crowd had gathered
to oee the woman whose voice has been
favorably compared with Melba's by the
critics. Supported on either side by
counsel and Interpreters, Tetrazzlnl came
into court. She glanced over the house,
or the courtroom, it should be said. In
the orchestra were rows and rowa of
newspaper men artists, reporters, stenog'
Verily the place was papered. But Tet
razzlnl smiled ever so sweetly, and then
her eyes were lowered, fixing her gaze
upon her immaculate white gloves. And
a sigh escaped the pale, agitated Slgnor
Julio Zlegner uriburo, seated In the
shadow of the bronzed pen, Uriburo. her
devoted admirer; Uriburo, the son of a
proud Argentine President: but most of
all, Uriburo charged with diverting to his
own uses some 27,000 francs.
When the Inspection of Tetrazzlnl's cos
tume was over and the buzzing of. voices
had died away sufficiently to show that
the audience was ready for further de
velopments, the court ordered the hearing
to proceed. The singer's name, residence
and vocation were inquired Into. She
answered all the questions in the same
sweet tones, smiling the while at every.
one except Uriburo. Thea Special Prose
cutor Alexander Heynemann desired the
prima donna to say if she could bo pres
ent Monday morning, provided the case
were postponed. She shrugged a "Yes,"
and the case was set for that day.
CUSTOMER IS THE VICTIM.
Attempt at Hold-Up at San Francisco
Results in Murder.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 22. (Spe
cial.) A hold-up. and desperate bat
tle In the grocery saloon of John C
Brutt. on the corner of Second and
Brannan streets. In which Thomas
Reilly, an Innocent customer of the
house, was killed, was the culmina
tion of a reign of terror that has swept
over the immediate neighborhood with
in the last month. Three hold-ups, one
death and a number of small -robberies
is the record for 30 days, In which the
criminals hav worked ever bolder and
bolder, to the point of taking human
All the customers of Brutt's saloon
had departed and the proprietor was
about to close up, when a man wearing
a slouch hat and a black silk handker
chief over the lower part of his face
"Throw up your hands," he demand
ed, but Brutt, who was standing be
hind the bar talking to Reilly,' replied:
"Go on, you're fooling."
"No, I mean business," cried the foot
pad, leveling a revolver.
Brutt then ducked behind the bar
and grabbed for his gun, which was
lying on a shelf. As he raised his hand
over the bar to fire a shot rang out
from the thug's revolver. Thero was a
battle royal then, in which Reilly was
forgotten by Brutt
"it au happ&ttd co quicsiy' cx-
plains Brutt, "that there was no time
He was . surprised to discover that
there was another fusillade coming
through the bamboo swinging door
leading into the grocery and then he
heard Reilly drop and the man ran
through the grocery and into the street,
presumably with his ally.
Brutt says ho fired twice, though
there are three empty shells in his re
volver, and the robbers three times.
There -was not a word spoken during
the encounter and only the sharp re
ports and the crash of a broken door
behind the bar.
When Brutt raised himself from be
hind the bar after the robbers had
left, he saw Reilly lying face down
ward on the floor as he rushed through
into the store to sound his police whis
tle. When he came back into the saloon
again Reilly was dying, one bullet
through his breast about two inches
above the nipple and with another bul
let -wound in his mouth. He expired
ten -minutes later, and It is not known
yet whether he was killed accidentally
wlta a stray shot from Brutt's revolv
er. In which line of fire he was, or
whether he was shot in cold blood by
one of the footpads.
The autopsy held this morning leaves
the question still in doubt, for-the bul
let extracted from his chest was a 3S
caliber from a Smith & Wesson shell.
Brutt's revolver as 38 Smith & Wes
son, and the gun of the robber may
have been likewise, for the bullets
found in the saloon are so flattened
that it Is Impossible to determine. -
BIG ROCK KILLS SMALL BOY
Rolls Down Upon Six-Ycar-Old,
Playing at Anaconda.
BUTTE, Mont., April 22. The 6-year-old'
son ot uai camp Den, a driver, was Ktuea
at Anaconda today by a slide of earth
weighing more than a ton. While the
children were playing, a boulder rolled
down the mountain side and crushed Cal
Campbell. Jr. The other children escaped
Plan Is Declared HIegal.
OLYMPIA. Wash., April 22. (Spe
cial.) The scope of the new law pro
hibiting life insurance companies giv
ing rebates to other than authorized
agents was the subject of an opinion
prepared In the Attorney-General's of
fice today. The Attorney-General holds
that the "advisory commission" plan,
as heretofore presented by some-life In
surance companies, would be contrary
to the law. Thl6 plan Is the offering to
prominent individuals in each town,
as an inducement to sell them fnsur
ance, an appointment on a district or
city advisory board, which is supposed
to be called upon to advise the company
as to future risks.
The plan Is to give the members of
this board a commission on future busi
ness In that locality, which commission's
are credited on their premiums.
Japanese Are Not Welcome.
UKIAH. Cal., April 22.-(SpeclaL)-The
whlte population of Round Valley was
thrown into a fearful state of excitement
last week by the importation of a crew
of Japanese by the American Hop & Bar
ley Company to work in Its fields, and a
petition was quickly circulated asking the
company to discharge the Orientals. As
the petition received no attention, a mass
meeting was called to rid the valley of
cheap labor, and committees were ap
pointed to take such steps as should be
The manager of the company concluded
that It was time to do something and
averted the trouble by discharging the
Japanese. They landed In this city today.
Quarantine Detains Judge. ,
HELENA, Mont, April 22. The trial in
the District Court of R- G. Prltchard. of
Spokane, against the Northern Pacific
Railway Company, to determine who is
entitled to the .$2000 reward paid by the
company for the capture In Spokane of
Hammond, the- Bearmouth, Mont., rob
ber. In which several Spokane officers are
interested, has been at a standstill ever
since Thursday, because Judge H. C
Smith was detained in quarantine owing
to his son having diphtheria.
It Is announced the case will be resumed
Monday. There are a number of Spokane
officers here Interested in the outcome.
Montana Traffic Association.
HELENA, Mont. April 22.-The Mon
tana Traffic Association, composed of rep
resentatives in Montana of railroads op
eratlng In the Northwest, has been or
ganlzcd here for the purpose of promoting
narmony among the railroads In this ter
ritory. The officers are: P. K. Gilfillan,
of Butte, general agent in Montana for
the Great Western, president; W. M. En
right, of Helena, commercial agent for
the Northwestern, vice-president, and E
J. Healy, of Butte, local freight agent for
yie Great Northern, secretary and treas
Action Delayed in Bond Case.
OLYMPIA. Wash., April 22. (Spe
cial.) The attorneys in the Governor's
suit, brought in the Superior Court, to
prevent the purchase of tho Port Town-
send bonds have stipulated a continu
ance of the hearing In the lower court,
which was set for next Tuesday, until
tho case has been heard on its merits.
The effect is to delay action in the Su
perior Court until tho mandamus pro
cecdings started by the Port Town
send attorneys in the Supreme Court
have been decided.
Charter Filed With State Secretary.
HELENA. Mont. April 22, The St Paul,
Minneapolis & Manitoba Railway, now
the Great Northern, filed Its charter with
Secretary of State Yoder today. The cap
ltal is $20,000,000. The filing fee was $21 So.
The Great Northern Express Company,
having a capital of $1,000,000. also filed its
charter, the fee being $2S5. The combined
fee was $2470, the largest ever received by
the state from any one corporation.
Short Fuse Kills Two 3Ilners.
ALTA. Utah, April 22. As the result of
an explosion in the Columbus Consolidated
mine. Jeremiah Lowney was killed and
Qrln Kelley was so badly Injured that he
died soon after the accident. The men
put in ten shots, and ignited them with a
fuse seven feet long. The explosion took
place before they had time to escape.
Lowney has a brother and slater living
in Butte. Botn men were members of the
Butte Miners' Union.
Morgan Gets Beills Group.
BUTTE. Mont, April 22. A Miner spe
cial from Lowlstown. Mont., says a deal
has been consummated whereby David
P. Morgan, of New York City, will take
over the Beills group of gold claims, lo
cated near Maiden. The properties were
well known, and are considered very val
uable. The consideration is no known.
Shot Himself In the Head.
SEATTLE, April 22. A man. supposed
to be E. H. Mlnsker, recently from "Wal
la "Walla, committed suicide here this
afternoon by shooting himself through the
head, in the business district. The shot
was hot heard, but the body was found
soon afterward. The dead man was about
40 years of age, and had $42 m his pocket.
Montana "Wins the Debate.
MISSOULA. Mont., April 22. The Uni
versity of Montana has won the Inter
scholastic debate from the "Washington
Copyright 1905 by
Hart-Schaffher & Marx
Montana Minister Wants Ten
PASTOR ALLEGES SLANDER
Rev. W. F. Chnse Says He Is Not
Crazy and Dishonest as Alleged
by Merchant Member of
GREAT FALLS, Mont., April 22. Rev.
Wallace F. Chase, pastor of the Monarch,
Belt and Nelhart circuit of the Methodist
Episcopal church, began suit today for
$10,000 damages against Luther B. Howes,
a merchant of Monarch and a deacon In
the church, for alleged slander.
Rev. Mr. Chase says Howes had declared
he was crary and dishonest.
RIPLEY DENIES ALL RUMORS
President of the Santa Fc Does Not
Intend to Resign.
SANTA BARBARA. Cal., April 22.
Regarding the published statement
that President E. P. Ripley, of the
Santa Fe system, would resign and be
succeeded by President George B.
Harris, of the Burlington system.
President Ripley said to the Associated
"I have not resigned, have not been
asked to resign, and have no intention
of doins so. This report about my
resignation crops out every few months
and I am beginning to get tired of con
tradicting it. 1 think these reports are
originated by the leaders of the me
chanics' unions. There have been sev
eral strikes on the Santa Fe. and these
labor union leaders start reports that
officers of the road are about to re
sign from the offlce and a new set of
officers put in in order to keep up the
courage of the strikers, make them be
lieve conditions will be changed and
that they will get their old positions
KIDNAPED AT THREE YEARS
Young Woman to See Mother After
Nearly Twenty Years.
GEYSERVILLE. Cal.. April 22.-(Spe-clal.)
Miss Irene Small, of this city, has
departed for Kansas on the joyous mission
of joining her mother, whom she has not
seen since she was 3 years of age. The
father and mother of the young woman
separated when she was a child , of less
than 3 years, and the father stole the
Infant child from her mother and fled to
California, where she was kept concealed
by her father, the mother only recently
learning of her child's whereabouts after
a search of almost 20 years.
Recently the father of Miss Small died
and left her an orphan, as far. as she was
aware. She was a mere Infant when
brought to California, and had no recollec
tion of the -mother whose heart had
yearned for her many years. The news
of tho death of Mr. Small having reached
his wife back In her Kansas home, the
mother' again began a search for her
daughter, and was successful in locating
CRYING NEARLY BLINDS HER
San Francisco Woman's Plea In Ac
tion for Divorce.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 22. (Special.)
Living for years with her blind husband,
Henry Gould, and subjected, to fluarrels
nearly even day, Mrs. Clara A. Gould
has wept so much that she has become
almost blind In her right eye, according
to a complaint for divorce filed in her
behalf today by Attorney Frederick E.
Gould Is the principal owner of the firm
of H. Gould & Co., which owns the En
clnal Flour MJHs, and he Is reputed to be
worth upward of 550,000. He and his wife
were married, on May, 15, 1S5L, In San
Francisco. They have seven grown 'chil
dren. Gould Is 75 yeara old. Mrs. Gould
In her complaint she alleges that her
husband has been treating her as a me
nial, quarreling and picking at her dally
and never having a kind word for her.
LOSS TO BE DEPLORED.
Senator Fulton's Tribute to the Late
ASTORIA. Or.. April 22, (Special.)
Senator Fulton was deeply affected today
on receipt of the news of the sudden and
unexpected death of the late Senator
Piatt, of Connecticut, as he regarded the
dead statesman as one ot the moet able
Elks' County Fair,
That were made to give long serv
ice, retain their shape, and that
show all the art-touches of high
class hand-tailoring, are here in
every fashionable model with
coats single or double-breasted.
S-pr-ing and Summer Suits
$12.50 to $25
' . Outing Suits $10 to $20
ami Rosenblatt & Co.
members of the Senate and revered him as
a warm personal friend. In speaking of
the life and character of the late Senator
this evening, Senator Fulton said:
"The death of Senator Orvllle H. Piatt
Is a distinct loss to the country. He pos
sessed In a high degree the confidence and
esteem of the President, and he occipled
a strong position In the councils of the
Nation. Kl3 was not only a great but an
absolutely honest mind. His mental grasp
of public questions was broad and compre
hensive the grasp of a statesman. His
strict Integrity and great ability were
recognized and acknowledged by men and
leaders ot all political parties.
"He did not rank as a great orator, but
he was endowed In an eminent degree
with the power of lucid, succinct and
comprehensive statement, and his acute
mini went directly to the heart of every
subject he discussed. "When he spoke in
the Senate he always commanded tho pro
found attention of both eldes of the cham
ber, and he never failed to Instruct and
shed light on any subject he discussed.
He was one of the most active members
of the Senate, both in committee work
and on the floor. He was, withal, a mdst
pleasing, genial man, and by his col
leagues of the Senate the loss- of hia
cheerful, kindly presence will be felt as
keenly as hl3 absence from their councils
will be deplored.'
Jail Break at Albany.
ALBANY. Or., April 22. (Special.) Will
lam Davis, who was held to await the ac
tion of the grand jury, cut his way out
of the County Jail last evening. Sher
iff R. L. "White, who. with his family,
lives over the Jail, was out of town when
the escape was made. It occurred about
7 o'clook In the evening, and was not dis
covered until this morning. Going through
tho roof of the corridor, Davis opened the
trapdoor leading from the steel root
through the floor of the living rooms
above, thence down the back stairway
and Into the street, where track of him
Before making his exit through the roof,
Davis made a dummy and placed it In
his bed. This dummy fooled the "White
family when they went to see that the
prisoners were safe for the night:
Davis and his companion In crime. Ed
McGraw, both of whom are loggers, were
arrested at Harrtsburg for a brutal and
almost fatal assault on a fellow-logger
by the name of "W. J. Twichell, during a
drunken brawl on the night of March 21.
The men had a preliminary hearing be
fore Justice of the Peace Levi Douglass,
and. It developing that the men had
Jumped upon and stamped Twltchell's face
with their spiked logging shoes until the
latter was left in a serfous condition, be
ing mutilated in a manner that will scar
him for life, they were bound over to
await the action of the grand jury In the
sum of $500.
MONMOUTH. Or., April 22.-(SpeciaI.)
A meeting of the executive committee of
the College Debating League was hold
here yesterday, O. M. Hlckey, of Albany,
presiding. All the colleges In the league
were represented, and the business of the
year was carefully gone over. The offi
cers for the succeeding year are:
President, R. P. Reese, of Pacific: vice
president. Edward Dodson, of McMInn
vllle; secretary, Harry M. Stine, of the
State Normal, and treasurer, A. C. Mar
sters, of Albany.
Won by the Home Debaters.
M'MINNVILLE, Or.. April 22. (Spe
cial.) Last night the McMInnville
High School earned a victory over a
team from the Newbers School in an
interesting and closely contested de
There are no less than four
teen remedies in this standard
family medicine. Among them
we might mention
yellow dock root,
bark, senna leaves, burdock root, cimi-
cifuga root, cinchona
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April 25 to 29
bate. The question debated was, "Re
solved, That the English Cabinet Sys
tem Is Better Than That of the United
States." Newberg upheld the affirma
tive. The teams were about even on de
bating, but the local representatives
were stronger on rebuttal. The New
berg team was composed of Harvey
Saunders, leader: Blanche McNay and
LIndsley Dudley. The local debaters,
who have not been defeated this year,
are: Earl Nott. leader; Samuel Bab
cock and George Mclntyre.
Come With Enthusiasm.
MEDFORD. Or.. April 22.-(Speclal.) At
a meeting of the Medford Commercial
Club tonight. President C. I. Hutchison
named the following thoroughly represen
tative delegation to attend the Oregon
State Development League, to be held in
Portland next week:
Hon. W. I. Vawter. J. F. Reddy. J. M.
Keene. J. D. Olwell. A. A. Davis. C. D.
Hazelrigg, R. H. Whitehead. J. E. En
yart, I. L. Hamilton. G. L. Davis. Edgar
Hafcr, Dr. E. B. Picket.
This delegation goes with an enthusiastic
determination of Impressing upon the busi
ness Interests of Portland the Importance
of the development of the resources of
this section of Oregon, and of taking de
cisive action which will gain for Portland
a large percentage of trade from this sec
tion of the state now going to San Fran
cisco. Sacramento Fishers Coming.
ASTORIA. Or.. April 22. (Special.)
"Word has been received from California
that quite a number of the Sacramento
River fshermen are coming to the Colum
bia River this waeon, but there will not be
nearly so many as In former years. Tha
officials of the Fishermen's Union are pre
paring a list ot the names of these fish
ermen, which will be filed with the Fish
Warden with the request that no licenses
be issued to them. The union men assert
that they will bring chsrges of perjury
against any one who makes affidavit that
these men are residents of the state.
Walla Walla Was Easy.
PENDLETON. Or.. April 22. (Special.)
The Pendleton High School track team
this afternoon defeated the Walla "Walla
High School easily, the score being 7S to
40. With the exception of the 100-yard
dash, mile run and 220-yard hurdle race,
the visitors failed to make much of a
showing. Crocker, of Walla Walla, ran
1C0 yards In 10& secouda
Linn School Building.
ALBANY, Or.. April 22. (Special.) Tho
town ot Harrlsburg. In Linn County, has
just accepted the plans for a $10,000 school
building. There are only a few hundred
people living In Harrlsburg. and the erec
tion of a building as expensive as this one
for educational purposes Is considered by
Linn County people as notable.
Divorces at Oregon City.
OREGON CITY, Or., April 22. (Spe
cial.) Divorce decrees were rendered
by Judge McBrlde today In the fol
Florence Alice Butler vs. Robert
Butler, Ethel Ross vs. Charles Ross,
Martino Pezzolo vs. Palmyra Pezzolo.
Trnvcr Goes to Pendleton.
PENDLETON. Or., April 22. (Special.)
L. C. Traver. of Salem, was this after
noon chosen by the Pendleton School
Board City Superintendent of Schools to
succeed E. B. Conklln, who recently re
signed. sarsaparilla root,
stillingia root, buck-
bark, phytolacca root.
certainly a medicine, a
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