The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, May 05, 1907, Image 1

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Win by Decisive Ma
jorities in Primaries.
Devlin Defeats Coffey in May
oralty Race by 2333.
llarbur, Cameron and Kavanaugh
Are Successful Annand, Cellars
and Driscoll Win for Coun-cllmen-at-Large.
Mayor Thomas C. Devlin.
Ctty Auditor A. L- Barbur.
City Treasurer J. E. Werlein.
City Attorney John P. Kavanaugh.
Municipal Judge Oeorge J. Cam
eron. Counr.IImen-at-Large John An
nand, George B- Cellars and M. J.
Councilman First Ward Robert A.
Councilman Fourth Ward George
L.. Baker.
Councilman Fifth Ward Dr. W. I.
Councilman Sixth Ward Henry A.
Councilman Seventh Ward A. G.
Councilman Eighth Ward Frank
S. Bennett.
It would be strange if a political
campaign, even a primary election,
would pass Into history without Its
usual surprises, and yesterday's re
sults the overwhelming victory of
Thomas C. Devlin, Republican candi
date for Mayor, and the decisive de
feat of George H. Thomas, Dcmocratio
candidate for Mayor, by Mayor Harry
Lane, furnished just the surprise that
was expected. While it was well known
that Devlin had the most perfect or
ganization of any of the Republican
candidates, not even his most ardent
supporters looked for him to run up
the big majority that is shown by the
final count. Devlin is returned the
nominee over Coffey, who wag second
In the race, by 2 to 1, while Mayor
Lane, whose name had to be written
on the ballot, defeated Thomas in the
same ratio.
Another surprise was the defeat of Dan
Kellaher on the East Side. Friends of
Kellaher were confident that he would
come out of that section of the city with
a comfortable majority, and it was upon
this that they based their hopes in his
nomination. When the vote was count-
This la so sudden. You say that I .
have been nominated. I can hardfly
believe It, yet I appreciate and am
deeply grateful for the honor which
my friends have bestowed upon me.
I did not thin it possible that I would
be nominated and did not exert any
effort in the matter at all. I have not
made up my mind what I shall do. It
la too early yet to aay.
ed, however, Devlin carried the East Side
by 766. On the West Side Devlin ran
his lead up to 1400. Where Kellaher had
made his strongest fight, on the East
Side, Devlin received 1808 to Kellaher'a
Coffey was Devlin's nearest competitor
on the West Side, with 997 to Devlin's
WOO. Devlin polled almost half of the
Revublican vote cast. We had a total of
42VS vote verifying the prediction that
the candidate polling 4000 votes in the
primary election would receive the Mayor
alty nomination.
Friends of Kellaher did not even think
that Coffey would defeat him, but he did,
Coffey was depending largely upon the
labor vote, but it seems that this did not
live up to expectations. His friends were
"Alas, Poor Kellaher! I Knew Him
confident that they had the union vote
lined up for him. but the results show
that this was not solidly delivered. Dev
lin defeated him by 2333 votes. His de
feat is attributed by his friends to the
light vote cast and they are confident that
if the registered vote had appeared at the
polls the results would have been
different. Voting from 12 to 7 P. M. was a
handicap upon the majority of the labor
ing vote, for they could not get to the
polls at noon and were not through work
in time to cast their votes before the
voting places closed.
L. Zimmerman was the worst defeated
candidate of the four. .He was exceed
ingly confident of receiving the nomina
tion right ur to the time the polls closed.
The light vote cast for him was undoubt
edly due to the fact that all through the
campaign the impression among the rank
and file of the voters was that the race
lay between Devlin. Coffey and Kellaher.
At no time during the campaign was
there a great deal of Zimmerman talk,
but In spite of this, his loyal friends were
of the opinion that, because the others
were being talked about, he would receive
the silent vote, which they believed
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? Thomas C. Devlin,
would be a large one. Had thia vote
been out, Zimmerman might have been
closer up In the race.
Blow to Anti-Lane Forces.
The nomination of Mayor Lane over
the regular Democratic candidate was a
crushing blow to the anti-Lane forces
that were responsible for forcing him to
reject the nomination from his party.
Mayor Lane himself did not take any
part in the campaign. He left his fate
entirely in the hands of his friends with
the result, that In spite of having to
write his name on the ballots, he de
feated the man who had In an open letter
declared him not available as a candidate
Mayor Harry Lane.
City Auditor George I. Smith.
Council man -at -Large Robern An
drews. Councilman First Ward T. J. Con
cannon. Councilman Fourth Ward J. B.
Councilman Sixth Ward John G.
Councilman Eighth Ward A. A.
for the Oemocratlo - nomination for
Mayor. "When the results came In and
it became known that Mayor Lane had
defeated Thomas, some of the political
wiseacres were clearly astounded. Evn
Republicans, who all along have cflU
sidered the Mayor a dangerous opponent
to the Republican nominee should he run
as an independent candidate, were will
ing to concede that he would be a hard
man to beat.
"With Devlin and Lane as opposing
candidates, the campaign from now on
will certainly be hotly contested. There
Is no friendship between .Devlin and
Lane. They have been at loggerheads
ever since the Mayor took office, and
it Is generally believed that they will
have some hot shot to deliver during
the next 30 days. Lane's friends say
that the Mayor has a lot of thunder,
that if it Is given to the public will
hurt Devlin; and -the friends of Dev
lin say that, should the City Auditor
care to tell of some of the things which
he has observed of Mayor Lane's con
duct of his office, it will make some
juicy reading for the voters. One
thing is sure there will be politics
and plenty between now and June 4.
Keen Race for CouncUman-at-Large.
The race for Councilman-at-Large was
one of the keenest In the Republican pri
mary election. John Annand, George 3.
Cellars and M. J. Driscoll were nominated,
running in the order named. The other
candidates finished as follows: J. N. Blalf,
fourth; Fred T. Merrill, fifth; Thomas
Gray, sixth; George M. Hyland, seventh,
and Horace G. Parsons, eighth. Annand,
Driscoll and Gray carried the West Side-
(Concluded on Page 2.)
"All la Not Gold
Mark Twain Says Re
port Exaggerated.
Genial Humorist Jests About
Terrible Yarn.
Delayed on Return From Hampton
Roads by Fog, He Arrives In an
Unostentatious Manner at New
York and None Knows.
NEW YORK, May 4. (Special.) "So
far as I can make out from the facts
of the case as presented to me," said
Samuel L. Clemens, an erstwhile pilot,
otherwise known as Mark Twain, when
he was awakened this morning at an
unseemly hour at his home at 27 Fifth
avenue by a reporter, "the report that
I have been lost at sea on H. H. Rogers'
yacht Kanawha has been greatly ex
aggerated. '
"However, you can assure all my
friends that I will make an exhaustive
and rigid investigation of the rumor
and, if there is any foundation for the
story, I will st once apprise an anxious
public of the facts.
"I sincerely hope that the report is
not true, and I suggest that all my
friends suspend judgment till such
time as I can ascertain the true state
of affairs."
Frightens Host of Friends.
Visions of Mark Twain lashed to a
raft and tossed about In the angry
waves of the Atlantic had been affright
ing all the admirers of the genial hu
morist, who had chanced to read a
story in " a morning newspaper to the
effect that the Kanawha had left Nor
folk, Va., Wednesday morning and had
not been seen since. The harrowing
details were to (the effect that the hu
morist and others had gone to the
Jamestown Exposition as the guests of
Mr. Rogers on the latter's palatial
steam yacht and that, when the party
was ready to return to New York last
Monday, the fog came down and pre
vented the boat starting.
Mr. Rogers and his son, having im
portant business engagements in New
York, elected to return by train, but
Mark Twain, having a horror of rail
road travel, said he would stick to the
ship. The fog was good enough to
clear after a two days' wait, in which
the humorist is said to have fretted'
about this long absence from Fifth
avenue, and the yacht then headed for
the Battery.
Came Home Without Tooting.
The erstwhile pilot was so quiet on
his arrival home at 9:30 o'clock Wed
nesday night that no one knew he was
in the city and, as the yacht had not
done any great amount of tooting,
there seems to have been deep and
widespread ignorance of her coming.
Then came the disquieting stories to
the effect that the unfortunate Missis
sippi River navigator was adrift on the
angry ocean, battling for life in moun
tainous waves, while sharks and other
ravenous fishes were nibbling at their
As a matter of fact, however, tha
trip home was uneventful and most
pleasant. Indeed, the skipper of the
yacht had assured Mr. Clemens when
they glided out of Hampton Roads that
he would have the boat under 'the
Williamsburg bridge by ten minutes to
S o'clock that night, and he did.
Attempt to Wreck King's Train.
GENOA, May 4. The overheating of an
axle, compelling the removal of a car
from a train in which King Edward was
traveling to France. Is declared by news
papers here to have been probably an at
tempt to wreck the train. Before enter
ing the Simp Ion tunnel the train was
stopped as a measure of precaution at
Slon, and it was found that a grease-box
Not Drinking Coffee
on one of the axles were missing. The
train had been running at the rate of 100
kilometers an hour, and the axle was
white hot. If the train had gone a few
miles farther the axle might have fused
and the cars would then have been de
railed. It Is said that the bolts and pins
securing the box had been deliberately
removed. An Inquiry was immediately
, LONDON, May 4. King Edward re
turned to London today after crossing the
Channel in a severe gale. Heavy seas
breaking continually over the steamer.
Thrown From Her Horse in France
and Is Hurt.
NEW YORK, May 4. (Special.) Threa
tened with permanent lameness of the
left foot, Mabelle Gilman today sum
moned two surgeons to the Hotel
Gotham, who, after making an examina
tion, ordered her to remain in her apart
ment as much as possible and to avoid
standing on the injured member. She
walks with a noticeable limp.
Miss Gilman was thrown from her horse
near her villa in France recently and
was confined to her bed for five weeks
as a result.
W, B. Corey, head of the United States
steel corporation,, does not neglect' his
fiancee for any great part of the day
and telephones her at least three times
during the morning and afternoon.
Babies Burn as Parents Dance.
WEST BRANCH, N. Y., May 4. Four
children were burned to death last night
In tha home of Martin Campbell, seven
miles from here. Mr. and Mrs. Campbell
had gone to a dance, leaving their six
little ones locked in the house. They
left a big fire In 'the stove, and in sdme
manner this ignited the house, which
was-destroyed.. The children were awak
ened by the flames, and the two oldest,
aged 9 and 10 years, managed to escape.
The four smaller children perished. The
parents of the children are prostrated.
The Weather.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 70
degrees; minimum, 47.
TODAY'S Probably fair; westerly winds.
. Trial of Federation Men.
Review of murder of Steunenberg-, arrest of
prisoners and struggle In courts. Page 1.
Debs and other Socialists gather at Bclse.
Page 5.
Yost to" be tried for Influencing Juror. Page
Mine discovered which was Intended to blow
up Guatemalan President. Page 4.
Guatemala refuses to give up Lima and
Mexico may sever relations. Page 4.
Gossip of European capitals. Page 35.
American society In London. Page 31.
National. -
Major Fremont found guilty and General
Grant says , court not severe enough,
paga 4.. , -
Haskln on -American National parks. Page
Conspiracy by Standard Oil men against
Corn mducta Company charged. Page
Mark Twain has Joke over report he is lost
at sea. Page 1.
Horace Marvin's body found in swamp near
bis home. Page 1.
Actor's ready wit stops panic in theater.
Page 5.
Harrlman annuls illegal contract with
Clark's road. Page 4.
Chicago grand Jury indicts former police
and other city officials. Page 5.
Mabelle Gilman has lame foot. Page 5.
Jay Gould wins world's tennis champion
ship. Page 40.
Portland and Vicinity.
Oardwell 'ejectment case Is ready for argu
ment. Page 44.
Head of Bureau of Prisons on Philippine
Islands tells policy of work there. Page
Local' option elections' demanded in 20 city
precincts. Pace 9.
Commercial and Marine.
Sharp advances In provision prices. Page 43.
jjew York stock market weak and dull.
Page 43.
Eastern wheat markets weakened by re
ports of rain. Page 43.
New York weekly bank statement compli
cated. Page 42.
Immigration head tax is increased. Page
Frakes win from Bralnards in Tri-Clty
League. 3 to 1. Page 41.
Horse sales at Irvlngton end. Page 41.
Chemaway Indian School team wins relay
race, Salem to Portland. Page 8.
Pacific Coast.
Centralla exlcted over finding body of Carl
Stock with gashes in throat. Page 14.
Columbia County League stands strongly
opposed to referendum vote on university j
fund. Page 13
Manager Seattle hospital leaves patients to
shift for themselves. Page 14.
Eyewitnesses testify to payment of money
for United Railroads to Ruef. Page 4.
Home Telephone books will be shown San
Francisco grand Jury. Page 4.
Big batch of indictments against United
. Railroads men due this week. Page
Ban Francisco carmen meeting to decide or
strike. Paga 4
San Francisco telephone girls strike may
spread to linemen. Page 4.
This Year.
With Apologies te Mr. Merrill's Campaign
... Literature.
Eyes of Whole Nation
Fixed on Boise.
Review of Steunenberg Murder
and After-Events.
Federation Officials Will Be Tried
With Confessed Murderer as the
Chief . . Witness Legal Ques
tions Raised by Extradition.
BOISE, Idaho,' May L On May 9 the
attention of the reading public will
be turned toward this1' city, for on that
date there will begin the trial of Will
iam D. Haywood, secretary of the
Western Federation of Miners, one of
the three men held on a charge of be
ing responsible for 1 the murder of
Frank Steunenberg, ." ex-Governor of
this state. The other two are Charles
II. Moyer, president of the Federation,
and George A. Fettibane, formerly a
member of the executive committee of
the organization. The men demanded
separate trials and the state' elected
to try the case against Haywood first.
There have been few murder cases
In the country attracting so much at
tention. Widespread Interest was
aroused at once on the announcement
of the arrest of the Federation leaders,
and that interest has deepened as time
has passed.. . The subject has been so
widely discussed and tne lines between
the adherents 'of ' the two sides have
been so sharply drawn that the case
has assumed National importance, and
in every part of the country the keen
est interest ' Is taken in it.
The newspaper Interest is reflected
by the sending here of a force of men
by the Associated Press prepared to
send out complete reports of the pro
ceedings. Some of the best men at
tached to the great news organization
are on- the ground, while large num
bers of ' special correspondents are to
be on hand, many having already ar
rived. ,
It has been necessary to expand the
telegraphic facilities enormously to
make it possible to handle the busi
ness, but the Western Union is pre
pared to send out some 200,000 words
a day and can handle more if neces
sary. The case has been discussed
everywhere as . each chapter has un
folded, but at this time, on the eve
of the trial, a consecutive narrative of
the various stages will prove of in
terest. History of the Case.
Frank Steunenberg was assassinated
at the gate of his home at Caldwell,
Canyon County, at 6 oT:lock on the
afternoon of December 30, 19D5. As
he opened the gate a bomb attached
to a wire was exploded, and he was
hurled some ten feet into the yard.
His right side was fearfully mangled
and he died in a few minutes after
being carried into his home.
As was afterward learned from the
man who set it, the bomb contained
ten pounds of giant powder. On the
powder caps were placed and over all
was a mixture of sugar and potash.
The exploding agency was a bottle of
sulphuric acid so adjusted that' when
the gate opened the wire pulled the
cork. This caused Instantaneous com
bustion, which exploded the dreadful
engine of death.
The assassination caused great ex
citement, and the news flashed over
the country produced a profound sen
sation. Its effect upon the people of
this vicinity was startling. Everyone i
realized that it was no ordinary crime, r
as , the method employed Indicated a ,
measure of deliberation and vindictive- '
ness not often witnessed. . There were '
theories of all kinds, but the minds
of people generally ran back to the
time in 1899 when the victim, then '
For Identity of This Figure, Consult Demo
cratic Returns for Mayoralty Komutatloa.
serving as Governor, laid an iron hand
upon the situation in the Cour d'AIenes
and brought down upon himself the
denunciations of a vast number of
people. While he had always been sup
ported by what may be designated as
the business Interests of the state, the
miners were incensed against him. par
ticularly those affiliated with the
Western Federation, and union men
quite generally joined in their con
demnation of him.
Confession of Orchard.
January 2 a man calling himself
Thomas Hogan was arrested. He had
been suspected from the first, having
been hanging about with no apparent
business. - A few days later he was
Identified as Harry Orchard, a man
who had figured in the' cripple Creek
disturbances and was in the. Coeur
d'AIenes In 1899. A preliminary ex
amination was held January 13-15, and
Orchard was held without bail on the
charge of having committed the mur
der. For safe keeping he was lodged
Harry Lane.
in the penitentiary. There he was
visited by McJ'arland, the wMe-ly-known
detective in charge of the
Western branch' of the Plnkerton
agency. Orchard made to McParland
what is sail, to be a confession, which
served as the basis of the case worked
up against the officers of the Western
Knowledge of this confession was
kept carefully from the world; there
was no hint of it until, on February
17, Moyer, Haywood and Pettlbone
wernrresleTlrn'"Tenver. Then some
features of It were given out, but it
has never become public in its entirety
and there is nothing but the state
ments of those connected with the
prosecution to indicate what its nature
is.. The statements made respecting
it are in general way that Orchard
detailed a plot participated in by the
defendants, which embraced the mur
der of Governor Steunenberg. He
claimed to have been sent here for the
purpose of committing the crime and
that Jack Simpkins, a member of the
executive committee, had visited Cald
well with him and assisted in planning
the work. Orchcsd is said to have told
of a great many crimes that he as
cribed to the initiative of the officials
of the federation. But the story will
Boon be brought out and the public
will know what it Is. The supposition
is that a great many matters will be
included" in Orchard's testimony, and
his statements will be attacked by all
the testimony available for the pur
pose. -
Defendants Spirited Away,
When the prosecution was ready to
arrest Aloyer, Haywood and Pettlbone
a complaint was sworn out against
them and a warrant issued. In this
they were charged, under the Idaho
law, with being principals in the crime,
the warrant alleging they committed
the deed. Governor Gooding Issued a
requisition upon the Governor of Col
orado for the extradition of the men.
Accompanying the' papers in the case
was a copy of the alleged confession
made by Orchard. Governor McDon
ald too- the matter under considera
tion for some, days, and then Issued
his extradition warrant
Moyer was arrested just as he was
boarding a train on the Burlington
road; Haywood was taken into cus
tody in a house to which he had been
shadowed, and Pettisone was taken at
his place of business. All the men
were lodged in the County jail for the
remainder of the night. A special j
train was secured, and at 5 o'clock:
A. M. the officers left with their pris-
oners lor a rapia run. 10 xaano. iNews
of the arrest had no leaked out, and
the train was well on Its way before
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Sad End of Search for
Horace Marvin.
Father and Officers Search in
Governor Had the Whole Detective
Force of State Aid to Locate .
Child on Theory He Had
Been Kidnaped.
DOVER, Del., May 4. (Special.)
Horace Marvin, son of Dr. Marvin, of
Klttshammock, who disappeared from
his father's farm March 4, was found
dead In a mash about a half mile from
the farmhouse this afternoon. The
body was in a fair state of preserva
tion. Since the boy disappeared the father
and a large force of detectives searched
far and wide for htm, but no trace
was found until today. From descrip
tions sent out the father was repeat
edly sent for to come to neighboring
towns, where the lad was supposed to
be, but was disappointed upon his ar
rival to find that the child referred to
was not his boy.
' Dr. Marvin was unable to determine
when the boy's body was found
whether the lad had wandered into the
marsh and lost his life or had been
murdered and his body placed where
found. One fact that lends credence
to the murder theory is that the place
where the body was found was burned
over since his disappearance and the
clothing shows no marks of .fire.. . ,
It was on March 4 In broad daylight,
after he had been left alone but a few
minutes, that the little Marvin boy
disappeared from his father's farm. H
had not been missing 10 minutes before
search was instituted for him and this
gave rise to the belief that he could
not have wandered away In that time,
and that he must have been kidnaped.
How Child Disappeared.
The Marvin farm, Bay Meadows, is
nine miles 'from Dover. There was a
haystack a few rods from the house
and close to the barn. On this little
Horace was playing with Rose Stand
ish; his six-year-old cousin, on the last
day he was seen alive. ' The little girl
left Horace to go to the house to call
his brother John and, "when the two
children returned only a few minutes
later, Horace had disappeared.
The Marvlns had just bought the farm
from Charles Woodall, who with a hired
man named Butler was in the barn load
ing things to take away. Rose first
gave the alarm to Howard Marvin, the
missing child's grown half-brother, and
the search was taken up at once.
About 50 men Joined In a Bearch that
began early In the afternoon and was not
concluded when night fell. The coun-.
try round about was open and the work
was easy there. The little streams and
creeks were given a thorough searching.
Most of these were frozen over and it
seemed almost impossible for a grown
person, .much less a child, to have broken
the ice and fallen in. . Even the holes In
the marsh in front of the house, it was
said, could not have been broken into by
a child. The searchers felt that they
had done a careful Job, and it was long
after country supper-hours when they
had finished.
Absolutely Xo Clew Found.
The strangest thing in all- this search,
made quickly after the disappearance, is
that not the slightest clew was obtained.
When Dr. Marvin went from Sioux City
with a good reputation and kind words
from bis old neighbors, he took, with him
about $25,000. Of this sum he is repre
sented as paying out 17800' for the Ill
fated Woodall farm. He came to be re-
(Concloded on Page 3.)
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