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ON THE STAND
late Division In Brooklyn, and boti
sides will be prepared to argue the
appeal at the June term of that court.
STRIKE eiCH COPPER ORE
READY FOR MORE CROWDS
W AS H O VG All MIXES MAKE A
TILE SUNDAY OREGON IAN, PORTLAND, MAT 17, 1908.
Jerome Makes Sensational Re
quest of Defense for
CONDITIONS NOT ACCEPTED
Tliaw's Counsel Willing for Him to
Be Questioned, but Xot by Prose
cutor's Physicians 'Decision
in Case Probably 3Iay 25.
POUGHKEEPSIE, N. Y.. May 16.
Harry K. Thaw's plea for his liberty
from Matteawan Insane Asylum, where
he has been confined since his acquittal
of the murder of Stanford White, on
the (cround of insanity, will probably
be decided by Judge Morschauser on
Monday, May 25. The hearing in the
habeas corpus proceedings brought by
counsel for Thaw ended late tonight
after District .Attorney Jerome, of New
York, had made the sensational request
that Thaw, whom he had called to the
Ft and. permit his alienists to examine
the Pittsburger and to judge of his
mental condition, because they had had
no opportunity to converse with the
Thaw was not permitted to respond,
the court itself instructing him not to
do so. Judge Morchauser suggested,
however, that Thaw confer with his
counsel and that perhaps they might
decide it wise to grant the request.
Thaw's lawyers. Messrs. Graham and
Peabody. and Drs. Pilgrim, Evans and
Jelliffe. who had testified that Thaw
was sane, went into the Judge's private
room and after a conference lasting a
little over an hour came back into the
courtroom and said that Thaw would
submit to a personal examination, but
not by the alienists who had appeared
for Mr. Jerome. The alienists to make
the examination, they stipulated, must
be some who have never appeared in
the case. Another condition was that
the examination be restricted to a per
sonal study of the relator and be not
founded on testimony of previous trials.
District Attorney Jerome instantly re
jected these terms, saying he would de
serve to be committed to an asylum him
self if he accepted them and there the
matter rested. Thaw was on the stand
but a short time before Mr. Jerome made
Ills surprising request and answered the
questions put to him generally without
The first question regarding the nature
of the proceedings gave him some per
plexity, but he finally answered that he
was seeking his rights as an American
, Both parties agreed to offer no
arguments hut will present briefs, and
Judge Morschauser said he would prob
ably he ready to hand down a decision
on Monday, May 25.
In the meantime Thaw is to remain,
by order of the court, in the custody
of the Sheriff's office of the court.
This means that Thaw will continue to
occupy Sheriff Shcnler's private rooms
In the Duchess County Courthouse.
Whichever way Judge Morschauser
decides. t he case will go to the Appel-
Many Expected to Visit Gunness
Farm Today Screening Finished.
LA PORTE, Ind.. May 16. Work at the
Gunness farm today was without impor
tant result. The screening of the ashes
was finished and the task of cleaning
the place begun. Miner Louis Schulte
worked all day with his new and larger
sluicebox, but made no effort to pan out
the tailings. The Sheriff said he expect
ed to search the ground beneath the
barn next week.
The restaurant, hotel and livery-stable
proprietors are preparing for another big
crowd tomorrow. The railroads are also
prepared to handle an increased number
of passengers," and it is likely that fair
weather will result in a repetition of last
Sunday, when 15,000 morbidly curious vis
itors went to the farm.
DROPS DEAD IN STREET
Mrs. D. A. Leer Suddenly Attacked
by Heart Failure.
Mrs. D. A. Leer, aged 48 years, while
leaving the Mohawk building In company
with her daughter, Mrs. E. M. Smith,
yesterday afternoon, dropped dead from
heart failure. Mrs. Leer was apparently
In perfect health but a few moments be
fore, and her death was a severe shock
to her daughter.
Patrolmen Peterson and Hiley were
near by at the time, and had considerable
difficulty in dispersing the crowd that
gathered. Mrs. Leer's body was taken
to the undertaking rooms of J. P. Finley
& Son and later removed to the family
residence at 1497 Curtis avenue. Arbor
CLOSING 0UT THE STOCK
Greatest values in high-grade merchan
dise ever offered in the City of Portland.
Our entire stock now on sale at less than
wholesale prices. Don't delay. McAllen
& McDonnell, Third and Morrison. N. B.
Fin fl re stock and fixtures for sale to
highest bidder. Full information furnished
by Mr. McAllen at the store
Death or Charles E. Cook
Charles E. Cook, an old-time resident
of this city, died at his home, 220 Six
teenth street. North, Friday morning,
after an illness of over a year. Mr.
Cook was born In Bedfordshire County,
England, and came to this country with
his brother, Joseph, in 1875. After a
few years residence in New York he
moved to Portland, where he engaged
in the transfer business. During the
last five years the business of Cook &
Klernan and that of the Omnibus
Transfer Company have been com
bined and Mr. Cook acted as superin
tendent. He leaves a widow, one
daughter and. a large circle of friends.
Socialism and Religion Don't Mix.
CHICAGO, May 16. The Socialist Na
tional Convention adjourned tonight
with a ratification at Orchestra Hall.
The plank on religion was the cause of
spirited debate .during the cession to
day. As finally adopted, the plank
"The Socialist movement is primarily
an economic and political one. It is
not in any way concerned with relig
President of - Company Comes
Portia n d to Sh I p Power
Plant to Mines.
Rich copper ore that is bound to
create a great deal of interest in
mining circles was brought to the city
yesterday by President F. A. Mabee, of
the Washougal Gold & Copper Mining
Company, from the properties on the
Upper Washougal River. The ore is a
fair sam'ple of thousands of tons now
being taken out and put in bins await
ing the setting up of the reduction
plant that is being taken In. President
Mabee has a quantity of this ore at his
office, room 4, Chambers building.
The rock is so rich that a large part
of it looks like concentrates. There is
an immense body of it being opened
up at the mine, where an upraise is
being driven from the lower level
that crosscuts the ledge to another tun
nel almost 400 feet higher up. There
is a very large per cent of copper
sulphides in tne ore, as well as con
siderable silver and gold and copper in
other combinations with baser ores.
Smelting tests have shown the rod' to
be easily reduced and the smelter ma
chinery is now being hauled Into the
A complete water-power electric
plant has been assembled at Portland
and will be sent to the mines on to
morrow morning's boat. A Pelton
wheel will be used that will develop
130 horsepower under a 500-foot head.
Plans are well along for the Installa
tion of the reduction plant and a saw
mill, already in operation, Is sawing
the lumber for the smelter and crusher
OXCE FAMOUS . RACE TRACK
Came to San Francisco !2 'Years
Ago Known Equally Well .on
Track and in. Society,
SAN FRANCISCO, May 16. (Special.)
Edward Purser, once famous racetrack
plunger, well known all over the United
States and formerly prominent in the so
cial world of San Francisco, is totally
blind. A few weeks ago his sight gave
out, and In spite of the concerted efforts
of the most efficient specialists of San
FYancIsco it was found that nothfg could
be done to restore the lost sense.
Shorn of the wealth which he once pos
sessed and dissipated with such a lavish
hand, Purser is helpless, dependent on his
friends and confined to his room at the
Hotel Belvedere, across the bay.
Twelve or 14 years ago Purser first came
to the Coast. He was then known as one
of the greatest of racetrack plungers, a
man who would bet $10,000 or $15,000 on a
single race, and he came to San Fran
cisco at the very height of his success. He
made hosts of friends In the West, was
for some time a big winner on the local
tracks and took an active part in social
life. He did not spend his time after the
races with the followers of the track, but
in the drawing-rooms of society, and sev
eral times there were rumors of his en
gagement to well-known society girls of
this city. Purser never married.
Overflowing with all the
latest and best things for
Boys and Young Men.
Most comfortable shop
ping place in Portland
prevail here always
Assortment the largest
Ladies' and Misses' tailored coats
CHINESE RIOT IN MEXICO
Cause Terror at Mines and Are De
ported to Coast.
CITT OF MEXICO. May 16. Word
reached this city tonight of a serious
riot at El Bolo copper mines, in which
300 Chinese terrorized the whole region.
These men who were brought over
from China by contract labor firms, be
came dissatisfied with conditions at the
mines ahd threatened to do violence to
life and property. They became so vio
lent that troops had to escort the whole
body to the Gulf coast, whence they
were shipped to the cities of Maiatlan
They will not be deported, but will be
put to work on coast plantations in the
west. So far as known, no lives were
lost in the riot.
King Manuel a Knight.
LISBON. May 11. The Duke of
Oporto today enrolled Kin? Manuel as
a KniRht of the Golden Fleece with
the customary pjrtiiresqiie ceremonial.
BANDITS CAUSE TERROR
Chilean Town Asks for Troops to
Protect Life and Property.
TALCUHAXO, Chili. May 16. There
is an alarming Increase here of armed
robbery. Yesterday four armed ban
dits murdered two well-known resi
dents in the center of the town and
wounded three others. The police de
clare that they are unable to prevent
these outbreaks, owing to their in-
sufficient numbers. The commercial
houses are asking that troops be sent
here from Santiago and the inhabitants
are In a state of terror. Armed rob
bery is of daily occurrence.
San Pedro Shipping Notes.
SAN PEDRO, Cal., May 16. The
steam chooner Redondo departed to
day for Coos Bay via San Francisco,
The steam schooners Fair Oaks and
Tahoe left for Grays Harbor via San
Business during the past week was not quite up to expectations owing to unfavorable weather conditions. Consequently
strenuous efforts will be made to catch up this week. Below we present to you a collection of values that no Portland house
can nor will duplicate. All we ask is: Gome see for yourself put us to the test.
Plain and fancy mixtures, strictly tailored styles,
light and dark colors, full line of sizes, fl "7
values up to $25.00 ,P J
Your choice of about 50 Misses' Suits, ranging in
sizes from 10 to 14 years, fancy mixture (J QC
materials, values'up to $15.00. Choice. .
A grand selection of our very best
suits, ranging in price up to $45. . . .
Pongee Silk Dresses
Plain and striped Pongee Silk Dresses and Jumper
Suits, neatly trimmed. Values up to CQ Qr
$20.00, for only
One special lot of ladies' black and navy panama
Skirts, in extra sizes oulv. Values up 1 OCT
to $10. Choice $.yo
OUR GREAT ANNUAL
MAY SALE T FLOWERS
5000 Bunches of the Choicest
Imported Flowers at One-Third
to One-Half of Actual Value
variety, value to
Very large sprajs
value up Cf
to $1.50.... OUt
Flowers in wreath
and bouquet ef
fects ; values to
One of the largest Eastern importers favors us yearly with
the balance of his choice stock of Flowers at a price that aver
ages us at from one-third to one-half of their actual value, and
we look forward to this event with much enthusiasm, as it
means an opportunity for us to offer our patrons new and de
sirable Flowers at less than half of regular prices. The collec
tion consists of every known variety, such as many styles of
roses, poppies, bluetts, marguerites, violets, lilacs, cowslips,
morning glories, apple blossoms and foliage.
Fancy Skirts .
100 light-colored fancy mixture Dress CT AA
Skirts, all sizes, values to $17.50. Choice . . pOJJ
Large varietv of well-made Misses' QC
Skirts; values up to $6.50 p.yO
Tremendous reductions on our entire stock of Even
ing Gowns. Make your own price.
Ladies' .Fancy Covert Coats, strapped seams and
7lain tailored styles, silk lined; CM f yC
values up to $25.00. Choice . .P1U. O
Fancy Silk Jackets
Light and semi-fitted black silk taffeta flC
Jackets; values up to $12.50. Choice JD.0
Great offering throughout this department. Monday
only we will sell 1800 packages of Monarch "5
Starch, 15c values, per package OL
Limit, 3 to a customer. '