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VICTIMS AREALl GIRLS
LITTLE CHJLD THE LAST
Kutle Prltechlcr's Body Found With
in Mock of Placard Announc
New York, Aug. 1. "The Grave
yard," as the foreign populated
neighborhood on First avenue, be
tween Thirteenth and Fourteenth
streets Is known locally, gave up to
day a fresh crime rivaling In atrocity
the mysterious butcheries of last
week. The latest discovered victim
was an eight-year-old girl and like
the two young women vho were
Hurdered last week, she had been
shockingly mistreated before death
and the body mutilated when life
was extinct. The three murders are
strikingly similar. Last Thursday a
woman was strangled in i Twenty
second street boarding house. Next
morning the body of an unidentified
womfln, who had been choked to
death, was found in an areaway in
East Nineteenth street. Katie
Pritechler is the name of the latest
victim found. She Is the daughter
of the restaurant waiter who disap
peared a week ago today and was
killed that night. A ribbon was
placed about her throat and drawn so
tightly that it cut the ilesh, and
showed how she died.
If the brutality of the murders can
he graded that of the Pritechler girl
ranks first. She was assaulted, mur
dered and then her lifeless form hor
ribly mutilated. Her body was dis
covered today within a block of her
homo and scarcely 100 yards from
the location of the placaid placed by
her father calling attention to the
lact that the child was lost. How
the body could have remained undis
covered for a week is not explained.
The body lay on a berry crate with
seemingly no effort at concealment.
Coroner Harburger declared the
crimes in Berlin are not in one
thousandth part as bad as the mur
der of this girl. At the coroner's di
rection, Gateno Rlppolano, whose
cobbler shop adjoins the girl's home
was arrested and asked to' explain his
absence from the shop last Friday.
He established the fact he had spent
the day at Bristol, Conn.
The girl is known to have fre
quented the Rlppolano place and a
search of the shop brought to light
a man's shirt which bore red stains.
The cobbler was arrested, and re
manded to the coroner. The police
also began a search for' a woman
who is said to have formerly roomed
at the Pritschler home, but who left
there after a quarrel and took lodg
ing in tho house- ffhero the girl's
body was found. When the news of
tho finding of the llttlo one's body
spread through the neighborhood the
excitement rose to such a pitch that
the removal of the body and arrest
of Rippalano caused almost a riot.
Many thousands persons were in the
nearby streets When the wagon from
tho morgue arrived. At sight of the
covered body tho crowd gave vent to
Its grief and rage in a babel of
Tho police were compelled to use
force to get through the street Soon
afterward tho arrest of tho cobbler
became known and tho crowd
charged tho prisoner's shop. Rlppo
lano had been safely removed to a
station house but his shop windows
were smashed and only the determin
ed front of the -police reserves pre
vented greater damage. John Kusk
micho, tho Russian watchman, un
der arrest as a suspicious person and
who is said to have been seen in
company of the girl, whose body was
found in the areaway on East Ninth
street, was today remanded without
hail until Saturday. No clew to the
murder In Twenty-second street was
Marks of "Henious
MIMIC WAR GAME,
JAPAN VS. KOREA
uorafof Casitalitics ltiT.nn.. f tlw.
Undnieiit r the Koieuu
Tioops Aie Reported.
Seoul, Aug. 1. According to
General Hasegawa, up to nine
o'clock this evening theie had
been 12 0 casualties growing out
of the disbandment of the Kor
ean troops. Marquis Ito has
provided the foreign consulates
with guards as a piecautlon of
Toklo, Aug. 2. With the ex-
ception of an unsuccessful at-4-tack
on the Japanese troops yes
4 terday by the disbanded Korean
troops which resulted in slight
casualties on either side, a gen
eral calm la reported to bo in
Washington, Aug. l. Tho
state department today received 4
from U. S. Minister Gummers at 4
Tangier, a brief cablegram stat-
ing that several foreigners were 4
murdered at Casa Blaca, Mo-
rocco, and, "That a foreign ves-
sel has been dispatched to Mo- 4
iocco." It is believed there are
no native born Americans in 4
Seoul, Aug. 2. A Korean 4
battalion mutinied this morn- 4
ing against the dlsarmancnt or-
der and engaged in a fight for 4
several hours with Japanese 4
troops near the Consulate quar- 4
ter with rifles and machine
guns. Casualties unknown.
JOHN HERRON SPOTS
A PHANTOM (?) BUCK
A hunting story is told by John
Herron who returned this week from
the Loon Lake district from a hunt
ing tiip In company with Will
Hunter. Mr. Herron was out look
ing for deer and was following a
tiall which was known to be pro
ductive of good vension. Somebody
had started a large buck and it came
tearing down the trail and was right
upon Herron before he saw it. John
took quick aim and fired, but the
buck kept on coming and the sur
prised hunter had to jump out of the
trail to, keep from being run over.
The buck never btopped for an argu
ment, but kept on running. Herrtfh
took a parting shot at him, but no
one brought woid that he dropped
tall during the fusillade.
LEAKY BATH TUB
DAMAGES STORE'S STOCK
The Pioneer Hardware company
met with a considerable loss by
flooded goods Wednesday night. A
bath tub In the story above the store
overflowed and soaked a large quan
tity of tho company's stock. The
clerks were busy yesterday in clean
ing the goods and drying the tin
ware. PERCY LEVER PUTS
IN ELECTRIC MOTORS
Tho Coos Bay Publishing Company
is about to install three electric mo
tors which the electric company re
ceived on tho last Breakwater. These
motors aio of one-quarter, one-half
and three-horse power, respectively.
Mr. Lever has used a gasoline engine
for a number of years, and now that
electric current is available at every
hour of tho day, ho believes ho can
get better results from electric
ANOTHER ORAFTER ON TRIAL
T. V. llalsey Up For Bribery On tho
Telephone Franchises Denl.
San Francisco, Aug. 1. Compara
tive rapid progress was made today
in the first day of the trial of T. V.
Halsey for the alleged bribery in con
nection with tho telephone franchise.
Forty-eight veniremen were ex
amined during the day and of these
nlno withstood tho qualification tests
and were accepted, subject to pre
emptory challenge by either side.
4 WEATHER FORECAST.
Western Oregon, fair, south, 4-
4 probably showers north por-
tion. Western Washington,
4 showers, cooler, except near 4
-4 coast. K v
FISHING SEASON OPENS.
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BAY FOR PORTLAND
Carries Mirny Passengers and Dc-
pnrturc Culls Forth Large
Crowd nt the Dock.
Tho Breakwater left Marshfleld
yesterday at four o'clock, stopping
for passengers at North Bend. There
was a large crowd congregated at the
dock to bid friends adieu and watch
the boat start for the first city of
Oregon. Following is the passenger
D. T. Fljnn, wife and two child
ren; D. A. Curry, C. H. Chadbourne,
W. P. Porep, W. Yerlan, MFs. L. D.
McGee, Mrs. C. J. Millis, Miss Millis,
Miss Smith, Mrs. Drake, Mrs. E. J.
Boishee, Elsie Boishee, Mr. A. Far
rln and wife, Gladys Farrin, Mrs. E.
Monta, Miss Irmu Bearce, Mrs. C. J.
Besonti, D. A. Hunt, Mrs. D. A.
Hunt, Mrs. A. E. Baird, .Florence
Boyri, W. G. Brown, C. S. Thatcher,
W. I. Spencer, Mr&. W. I. Spencer,
Mrs. Eva Schroeder, Miss Florence
Atkinson, G. Neergard, Dr. W. A.
Toye, F. G. Roper and wife, W. J.
Rohrer and wife, Mrs. R. Robinson,
Miss Robinson, A. A. Courtenay, A.
A. Courtenay Jr., Mrs. Davis, Mrs.
O. Sumner, Tom Patterson, W. A.
Bearce, A. L. Hall and wife, D. D.
Fagan, Father Donnelly, Father Cur
ley, JoeKalser and wife, Clarence
Monta, L. H. Reed, L. Croxton, J. B.
Davis, S. C. Miles, D. C. Gibson, E.
W. Helm, G. H. Chaney, E. H. Cha
ney, W. T. Gruenow; eight steerago.
SHIPS SIXTY CASES
OF CHEESE TO BAY
C. Harris Does Good Business
Kens Items In General from
and Around Simmer.
(Times Special Service.)
Sumner, Aug. 1. A. n. Maynard
of Sacramento stopped over, here
yesterday. Mr. Maynard intends
making Coos Bay his home. He Is a
young man of ability, having been In
the government employ for some
time. Ho has traveled extensively
visiting almost every country on tho
Thomas Goodale and Carl Smith
burg returned to tho Elk river coun
try Monday to resume prospecting.
They were accompanied by Bert
Peterson, who goes on a hunting
trip to be gone about ten days.
F. E. Wilson, who went to Rose
burg Monday on business, is expected
R. J. Coke passed through town
Wednesday on his way home to
North Bend from McKinley, where
he has been attending to business
R. A. Easton and daughter, Inez,
were in Sumner Tuesday from Dora,
accompanied by Mr. Easton's nieces,
Misses Theda and Beth Hydo, and
nephew, Marcus Hydo, who aro on
their way to their homo In San
Uncle Jerry Haynes of Mrytle
Point was in Sumner Wednesday.
A. S. Hammond of Coqulllo was
a Sumner visitor yesterday.
Otis Flitcroft of Fairview was
hero yesterday on his way to Marsh
fleld. W. C. Harris shipped sixty cases
of cheese to North Bend yesterday.
NaugHon in Duluth Hrald
CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
TO MEET TONIGHT
, Port vominission and Other Matters
of hitcrc-st Will Be Brought
The regular meeting of the Cham
ber of Commerce will be held tonight
' in the headquai ters on Front street.
j There are many items of importance
to be discussed at this meeting, and
it will likely take up a great part
of the evening. Among the inter
esting till :tj-s to be heard will be an
address by a Marshfleld citizen upon
a topic which has never been dis
cussed before tho Chamber of Com
merce and one1 which is certain to
create interest among the farmers
in the county, as well as among
others who are anxious for the pro
gress of the country.
Tho report of the committee ap
pointed to confer with a similar com
mittee from North Bend regarding
the proposal to obtain a port com
mission for Coos Bay will also be
The Hon. J. W. Bennett has been
given the choice of making an ad
dress or subscribing the small
amount yet needed for tho hotel
stock, and while the amount is not
large, with the improvements and
new buildings Mr. Bennett and his
associates have on hand, it is a safe
guess that he will c-me through with
an address and leave tho subscrip
tion to somebody else.
Tho meetings are becoming more
and more absorbing, and every mem
ber should make it a point to be out
every Friday night and learn what
Is going on. The North Bend Cham
ber of Commerce also meets tonight
and there are many questions to be
CALL OF COOS BAY
' AND ITS ANSWER
The Chamber of Commerce has
several thousand neat llttlo folders
for general distribution which are
appropriate things to send to a
friend in some other part of the
country, or to people inquiring about
tho Coos Bay country. Tho "Call
of Coos Bay" as originally published
in the Coos Bay Magazine, and the
answer to tho poem are printed on
the folder. The former was written
by Francis H. Clarke, of Coos Bay,
and the answer by J. E. Johnson, of
Oakes, North Dakota. There is some
apprehension as to Mr. Johnson's
safety since he wrote such a stirring
and earnest poem, promising to
come, and ho has not been seen yet.
Perhaps ho remained to harvest one
more crop before deserting old Da
kota for good.
JAMAGE TO THE SOUKD TOWNS
Electrical Storm Stiikes and Pros
trates Business for u Time.
Taacoma, Aug. 1. An 'electrical
storm typical of tho east, but seldom
experienced In this section, struck
hero and in other cities of the Sound
this evening. Tho street car systems
of Tacoma and Seattle woro put out
of service for two hours, telephone
lines were silenced and tho long dist
ance lines proserated and cannot bo
resumed until morning.
TIMES JOB ROOM
Xew Modem Improvements Install
and it Large Shipment of Fine
Stock Just Recehed.
THE 'TIMES JOB DEPART
4 MENT has been making Ini
4 provements which place It at
4 the head of this class of busl
4 ness enterprises. This week a
large shipment of finest stock
4 was lecelved and people want
4 Ing special work in letter heads,
4 envelopes or cards, can secure
4- it here at moderate prices. The
4 lines of Job type are attractive
4 and the highest class of work is
4 what Customer get who patron
4 ize this department.
4 are contemplated and no work
4 that can be done In a country
4 office will be turned away. This
4 department is equipped for ab
4 stract and pamphlet work and
4 with two linotypes in action,
4 the work can be turned oiit
4 more expeditiously than in any
other place In the county. If
fr you have abstracts or pamph-
lets to be printed you want
them quickly. THE TIMES
CAN SATISFY YOU.
DANCE AT RINK AFTER
THE SHOW TONIGHT
The climax to the historical Ken
tucky family quarrel between the
McCoys and Hatfieids is the knlft
combat between young McCoy and
Budd Hatfield. It is exciting more
than usual, interest in the moving
picture show at the rink. A num
ber of stereoptican views of the boat
race between tho "Bonlta" and "Ex
press" aro also shown, which seemed
to revive the enthusiasm that was
displayed on the day or that event.
There were new songs by Prof. Cun
diff and new renditions in operatic
selections last nighc A social hop
will be given tonight by tho manage
ment after the regular performance.
Admission will be "5c for gentlemen
and ladles will be aJmitted free.
MAN COMES BACK
Chairman Wm. Grimes, of the
hotel committee, received the follow
ing despatch yesterday from Hop
wood Gibson, the man who Is going
to build the new hotel In Marshfleld:
Victoria, Aug. 1, '07.
Wm. Grimes, Maishfleld, Ore.
Leave tomorrow with Taylor and
other parties, arriving at Mnrshfleld
about the 10th by stage.
BANDON ATTORNEY IN
MARSHFIELD ON VISIT
G. T. Treadgold, an attorney of
Bandon, who was located for a time
in Marshfleld, was here a few days
this week calling on friends. Mr.
Treadgold likes Bandon and was
lately elected secretary of the newly
organized Commercial Club of that
city. He returns home this morning.
FIENDISH CRIMES IN OKLAHOMA
Two Victims Found Within Week
Murdeied mid Mutilated.
Oklahoma City, Aug. 1. With
ears hacked from tho head, the trunk
and one arm pierced with four bul
lets, teetli knocked out and the
mouth bruised and clotted blood
formed upon tho lips, tho body of
Wilbur Gunreth, a imrber, was found
this afternoon a few miles from this
city by a farmer. This is the second
body found near Oklahoma City
within a week with tho ears cut off
and the police are working on the
theory that a secret society formed
to wreck horrible vengenco on its
enemies is operating in and near this
LOKII CONFIRMS NAVAL MOVE
Fleet Coming to Pacific Coast When
Preparation Arc Completed.
Oyster Bay, Aug. 1. Secretary
Loeb said today there waB no change
In iho plans to send a battleship
squadron to the Pacific and that tho
necessary preparations were now be
ing made. When theso aro com
pleted the voyage will bo begun.
Loob's statement is significant, be
cause It Is tho first uttoranco to that
effect from Oyster Bay. Loeb said
there was no criticism whatever of
Secretary Metcalf for making tho an-!
nouncemem as no uiu ana mere is
no foundation for tho report that
Metcalf has been asked to resign.
Howard Clover of Alcohol Plant
Fame Falls Into Law's
Masqueraded Under the Guise
of a Capitalist,
DISPLAYED GREAT FINESSE
In the Role of ir-Wealthy Shipowner
He Separated Local Poeple
From Their Money.
Howard K. Clover has been found.
He has arisen from the grave as it
were and resumed work in other
pastures, far from the quiet inlets
and pretty farms of Coos Bay. It
was surmised at the time his obitu
ary was published In tho Coos Bay
Harbor that the fleeting Clover was
not fatally dead and would likely
turn up In some other portion of tho
continent, or would be turned up by
some officer of the law. He has been
deeply mourned by the lntlmato
friends ho made while on Coos Bay
and separated from various Bums of
cold cash by one and another pre
tense. It will be vividly recalled by at
least a few, that this Clover blossom
was a flower while ho operated on
Coos Bay. He was representative
and owner of the Clover Leaf line of
steamboats; he was captain of this
or the other boat; he was suave to
a nicety and could peddle Death Val
ley atmosphere with the best. Ho
made a great hit with many C003
Bay people and some have not yet
recovered. Coos Bay advertised her
promised alcohol plant far and wide.
Clover was going to build It. Ho
looked like the goods. Ho was a man
of fine physique and woro a hand
some Van Dyke beard. Ho was a man
to inspire, confidence, and It seems
he knew it. Anyway, ho worked
along lines that cause such a conclu
sion. He was wined and dined and
then ho went away to complete his
Tho next heard of him was
through the Harbor. Poor Clover
had been killed in u railroad wreck
in Illinois, and sorrowing friends had
attended the last sad rites. That was
thought to bo tho last of Clover. But
those who had parted company with
him while he was still indebted to
them had other views than belief in
the story of his being killed in a
railroad wreck and from the follow
ing despatch, it is quite evident somo
body has been Interested enough in
his whereabouts to get In touch with
him if possible. The result will
probably be extradition from Cali
fornia and a grand reception for him
by Sheriff Gago at his Coquille ro
sort. His return will be Incomplete with
tho absence of Editor Salu, who
found so much amusement in
Clover's vagaries. Tho following
clipping from the Oregonian Is solf
oxplanatory: "Los Angoles, Cai., July 29.
'Captain' Howard C. Clovor, who to
day pleaded not guilty In the United
States District Court to an indict
ment charging him with Impersonat
ing a naval ofllcer, Is said to have
Imposed upon a lot of farmers in tho
Coos Bay, Or., region. Ho wont
there, it Is stated, as a retired naval
ofllcer, and said ho would erect a
factory for manufacturing alcohol
from pqtatoes. Ho told the farmers,
according to tho story, to plant all
the 'spuds' they could and he would
handh them, also that If they needed
seed tho governmont would provide
it. It is claimed that before tho fac
et ry scheme matured Clover got a
draft for $350 cashed and decamped.
The draft was returned, it is alleged,
as worthless, and Clover never wont
back to Coos Bay,
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