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NO. 250, VOLUME LXIII.
iORIA, OREGON. TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1807
CREW WERE ALL SAVED
Woman Cook Escapes From
Sinking Boat In Her
PILOTS J. TURNER IN CHARGE
MUUkt in Signal Probable Can of
Collision Sunken Boat li Mad Fart
to Dock at Mount Coffin and It li
Belimd Can be Floated.
PORTLAND. Nov. 25-Tbrough a mi
understanding of signal, the oll rarr'
Inif steamship Ascunslon and river
bout F, IJ. .lone collided near Mount
Collin, five mllee below Rainier at about
0 o'clock last night, and the latter aank
In four minute. A big part of the atar
hoard aide of th Jona was torn out
th Acunlon receiving little damage.
" Aa the river era ft was sinking the 11
'member of her ere Scrambled on board
the oil carrier, which stood alongside un
tit all hand bad been saved. Small boat
bi(t the innt of the men climbed out and
got on the other ve with little or no
assistance. Soma of them got In the
water and had narrow escapes.
MUe Lillian Hardy, the rook, had the
mot exciting' experience of the entire
crew. At tbo time of the colllaion aba
waa In bed. A. the steamer waa alnking
aha ruahed out on deck In her night'
clothe and made a leap to the Asun
alon. The era ft were rloae together and"!
ahe managed to get on board, although
alio loot all her pereonnl effect, a did
everyone ebw who left the Jonea.
Miss Hardy la the woman who cam
near losing her Ufa while cook on the
ateamer Vulcan, dent roved by Ore in the
harbor1 about a year ago. Hemmed in
by the blaze, .lie jumped overboard and
awnm to a log raft moored alongside of
the ahore on the eaat aide of the river
alwve the JlorrUon-atreet bridge.
Pilot Josopl Turner bo the oil ear
rler In charge. Until the official invest!
' gallon, whir) Is called for tomorrow
morning at 9 o'clock, I held, Captain
Turner doea not care to make a state
ment aa to how the accident happened.
But all are agreed that the weather wa
not thick and conoenuently tome one
must have made a mistake In answer
. MUMMY FOUND IS ALASKA.
.perfectly Preserved Specimen of Ancient
, Cmblmr'a Art Now n Seattle.
SEATTLE, Nov. 25. There arrived In
Seattle on one of the last boats of the
season from the Islands of the Alaskan
archipelago the splendidly 1 preserved
body of an Alaskan mummy, the first
to be received irom the north. The
body I was brought south by Edward
Hardy, a well Vnown pioneer Alaskan
of fifteen year experience, who Intends
to exhibit the mummy at the Alaskan
'Yukon-Faclfio Exposition iwhlch will be
held at Seattle In 1009.
Hardy holda strong beliefs that in!
many ways, the Alaskans of prehUtoriq
day were considembly higher In point
of civilization and discovery, than his
tory credits. . At the Exposition of 1009
there will be mummies of anoient Egypt,
which enn be compared with those from
The splendid specimen' which Hardy
found buried In a rocky cave on Knight'
Island I evidently the body of a chief or
warrior of not and has probably been
lying undisturbed for several hundred
yeais, The body after being embalmed
was wrapped In fur which are still In
perfect condition, the dry cold air of
the archipelago1 acting a a perfect pre
servative, Th body was atretched out
on a plunk to which It wa (till attached
when dUeouered, '
SCOBES BANKERS. V
Railway President Claimt Present Sys-
s tem Not Good. S(
UllCAUO, No. iir-A dUpatott to th
Tribune from St. 1'auL Minn., say t
iu a statement lasued yesterday,
1're.idvut, X U. Btlckuey of the Chicago
Uivat Western Railroad, score toe Dist
ent banking aytUun of the country and
deuouuuea the theory that the preeeut
stringency U du W lack of oircuJatton.
l'rUni bUckucy aaid that wnlle
the govvruiitent is urging the people to
have ouufluVuce lu tlw atiuual banka,
It doe not regard them a good enough
to hold government depoaiU. lie de
clare, that during the 43 year sine
th preiMUt ytew waa InntiluUd, Con
great ba not provided legislation which
would permit the dpolU. Mr. Stick-
ney .contlnuesi ,
"In my judgment, th way to provide
the neceannry amount of currency is
not to Iwue more but to economize In
the use of what we bave and devise a
banking ayet'em which will permit it
to circulate initead of being hoarded.
"UmUr the preteut aub-treaaury eye
tern the government teems to require
a working kaknee of actual cash In the
trra.ury of approximately $200,000,000.
The workSng balance of the EnglUh
government, with about .the tame an
nual disbursement as ours, is always
kept In the bank and rarely exceeds
1,10,000,000 to no.ooo.ooo."
AffAMS GIVEN BAIL
Bond In Sum of $20,000 to be
ARREST TO FOLLOW RELEASE
Warrant Charging Elm With Murder of
Arthur Collins at Tellurlde Wfll be
Served as Soon at Bond la Pro
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Student Kills Friend Who
GIRL TELLS OF INTIMACY
Blanche Kerfoot Informs Officers
; of Prisoner's Affection
' for Her.
DECEASED CAME FOR LETTERS
SPOKANE. Wah, Nov. 25.-iStcve
Adam waa admitted to bail in the Dis
trlct Court at Rathdrum this morning
in the sum of fiO.OOO. Attorney Darrow
for the defendant, anuounced the bond
would be provided within a few days.
It 1 expected that a soon aa Adam Is
released on this bond be will be re
arrested on a warrant charging him with
the murder of Arthur Collins, at Tel
lurlde, Colo., in 1002. Attorneys Dar
row and Ilawley leave at once for Boise,
to appear in the Pettlbone case.
RATIIDRUAT, Idaho, Nov. 25.-The
Steve Ada ma jury reported a disagreo
ment yesterday afternoon and waa dis
charged, The jury stood eight to four
for acquittal. Five ballots were taken.
The Jury went out Saturday night.
Clarence Darrow, chief counsel for
Adam, 1 tried to obtain concession for
arrest by Colorado authorities until the
Tyler rase is disposed of. No promise
was given him. Sheriff Bailey, of Sho
shone county, is here with , warrant for
the arrest of Adams on the charge of
murdering Ed, Boule, near the same place
and at about the same time the Ty)er
murder occurred. '
It is understood that Adam is not to
be taken to Colorado at present, and
that tlie tat will not oppose efforts
to get ball for Adams in tlie Tyler oase
Darrow will later make en application
for bail for hie client, but will now hurry
to Boise for the Pettibone case.
Hawloy, chief counsel for the state,
declared the disagreement of ( the jury
will have no effect on the prosecution
of the Tyler oae again, nor will it lea
sen the efforts of the. state to prosecute
In other oase wherein the Western Fed
eration of Miners officials and prominent
member are defendants. Mr. Ilawley
is disappointed at the verdict. Darrow
says the defense expected an' acquittal.
Barry Kleinachmldt Arrested for Killing
of Frank Bellows, Who Wat Found on
, Kleintchmidt't Lawn on July y and
Who Waa Buried at a Suicide.
DKRKELEY, Cal, Nov. 23-Blanche
Kerfoot ha told the authorities of Ala
meda county a et'nsational story of her
exjierlence with Harry Klelnsebmtdt
the I'ttiversity of California student who
W in custody in Oakland, awaiting the
action of District Attorney Everett J
Broown to proeecut him for the murder
of Frank Bellows. To Chief of Police
Vollnwr of Berkeley and Deputy Di
triet Attorney Philip M. Corey the girl
has unfolded a narrative' which, iu the
opinion of ilium who are investigating
the circumstance of young Bellows'
death, supplier strong evideuce that the
young Chieagoan wa murdered.
The police have interviewed no less
than 60 witnesses, all of whose state
ment bear more or less upon the case
District Attorney Brown wa profoundly
Impressed with the report which were
made to him yenterday by hief Voll
mer and Assistant District Attorney
Carey upon their return from gutter
Creek. ' -
"Blanche Kerfoot know enough as to
the circumstance attending the death
of Frank Bellowa to cnd Harry Klein
achmidt to the gallows," aaid Brown
"More than that, this slip of a girl was
hcraelf the victim of "attack by Klein
schmidt, which of itself ia 'a crime.
Blanche Kerfoot is our principal wit
nes in the case we shall present against
Horry Kleinsrhmidt when we proceed in
the courts to try him for the killing of
Harry Kleinschmldt was arrested on
Friday last on suspicion of being con
nected with the death of Frank Bellow,!
a friend of his, who was found dead
in Linnwood Park, near Claremont, on
the 27th of July. Both men are said
to have ben engaged to llha Kerfoot
who finally dismissed Kleinschmldt,
having prom-bed to marry hi rival.
In her statement to th police she now
aver that Kleinschmldt attacked and
tried to poison her. .The case, which
promlnet to be highly sensational, will
come up before the grand jury on Friday
Miss Kerfoot admitted that h and
Kleinschmldt bad been unduly intimate.
The young woman said the bad been
wronged forcibly by tbe young student.
The statement of Mi Kerfoot, who ia a
beautiful young woman of 120 years, waa
made at her home in Sutter Creek, in
the northern part of tbe state. ,
Mist Kerfoot' father is the superin
tendent of a Urge mine In Sutter Creek,
and inc her return from Berkeley,
where she' visited over the summer.
Mitt Kerfoot bo remained quietly at
home. She ha been In poor health.
Accoiding to the statement of the
young woman, the and Kleinschmldt be
came friendly last spring. Later their
acquaintance ripened into love and the
wealthy young collegian wa her con
stant attendant. Later the engagement
wa broken. Subsequently Kit Kerfoot
became engaged to young Bellow.
It appears that Bellow learned that
Klelnschmidt had in bis possession let
ter reflecting on 1B Kerfoot' char
acter. , It is said that on the night he
met bis death Bellows had called on
Klelnschmidt to get these letters. What
took place at the interview between tbe
two young men ha not yet been re
The next morning Bellows wa found
dead on the Klelnschmidt lawn. In his
band wm a bottle o( acid. On the lawn
were marks which the police claim in
dicated that a struggle bod taken place.
The police charge that the bottle of acid
bad not been used. ,
Attorney Jin Church, counsel for
Klcir.schmidt, said this morning he would
this ternoon sue out a writ of habeas
corpus. He declares Klelnschmidt k be
ing held without due legal process and
says that if the local courts refuse the
writ he will apply to a Federal tribunal
Kleinschmldt still refuses to make any
statement. He passed a restless night
in his cell. His description and meas
urement in conformation with the Ber
tilon system were taken by the authori
ties this morning.
SUTTER CREEK. Cal, Nov. 25.-4t is
now feared that Blanche Kerfoot, the
jjirl who is believed to have driven Harty
(!. Kleinnchmidt to murder his former
chum, Frank Bellows, will lose her mind.
Ever since she gave her deposition to
Assistant District Attorney Phil Carey
he has been hysterical and any refer
ence to Kleinschmldt or Bellows drives
. her frantic. She is constantly under the
I J , .1 1 A l m
wv u a uwtur nuu uo vuv uiu iier
relatives is permitted to see her.
Tenement Holocaust Work
She hod folded her arm tightly aiound
the little one and then huddled down
close to the floor, her own body pro
tecting that of the child. The mother'
body wa badly burned; that of the
child bore scarcely a mark, but it wa
dead from suffocation. On every aide tt
the mother and child the bodies of vic
tims were found, '.. ' '
WALKER TRIAL AGAIN. ,
VICTIMS DIE IN FLAMES
Suffocated by Smoke Others
Are Spared Terrible Death
SIX VICTIMS ARE CHILDREN
jSSJ-mk, f r-r -T till frd 5Vr v- rv
. ' THE AGE OF WOOD PULP LITERATURE. '
The Popular Novelist (nineteen years from now) "TVe about used up
all your forests, but I think that if with the few trees left the wood
pulp maker ' would use up these ol J stumps the publishers would get enough
paper for my, now novel"
Saloonkeeper Opens Door of Place of
Baaineu tad 1 Met by Ruth of Flames
Stvet Hit Son But Other Members
of the Family Periah.
NEW YORK, Nov. 25. Thirteen per
son lost their live and several others
were injured early today in a tenement
houe fire at 109 Eighth street and
Second avenue. All , the dead were
Italians. Six of the 13 were children.
The bodies were huddled together in
&oms on the top floor of the four-story
building, where the terror-stricken peo--ple
had been driven by the flames, which
rushed up from the lower floors. Some
bad been enveloped in the flames and
burned alive. Others, overcome by
smoke, were spared the agoniea of death
by the flames. :'. ; ..'
That the fatal fire was the work of
incendiries who sought revenge is the
opinion of the police and firemen, who
made the first hasty examination. Three
weeks ago three Italian were caught
in the act of trying to rob a safe in tbe
saloon of Guieeppe Cudano, on the
ground floor. Tbe aafe contained more
than $2000, which the saloon ist's friends
had withdrawn from the bank during
the money panic, The would-be rob
ber were arrested and are now awaiting
trial ' '.'.....','. . ;
The fire of today started in Cudano's
saloon, and tbe police believe it may
have been tbe work of frienda of the
prisoners to take this means of squar
ing the account with the taloonist. ,
Cudano discovered the fire when he
went to his place of business early this
moraine. As he opened the door he
waa met by a ruth of flames. He dash
ed up the stairs to the tenements above.
crying out to the tenants of the building
to run for their lives. ' When he reached
the rooms occupied by his own family
he burst in the door and seizing his
jroung son, Dimonio, in big" arms, told
Mrs. Cudano and other menibeito of the
family to follow. Cudano and the boy-
managed to find their way downstairs
to the street, but before the woman
could get through the flames had cut
off the exit by that avenue. It is sup
posed that Mrs Cudano and the other
children sought safety in the upper part
of the building. . ,
Just what happened in the burning
building before the fire was checked
new will be known. So quickly did
the flames spread that almost before
the firemen arrived the whole building
waa a furnace, and no one conld enter.
Even then the cries of the agonized
women and children were drowned by
the roar and crackle of the flames, the
hissing engines and the frantic, babbling
crowd which pressed aa closely to the
fire-lines as possible. No one was seen
at any of the windows of the blaxing
building, with the exception of those on
the second floor, where several women
reached the fire-escapes and, were res
cued. The flames had been partially
quenched when the firemen fought their
winy through the smoke to the upper
floor. There they came upon the piles
of dead, where .they had fallen victims
to the rush of the flames and smoke
even before they had a chance to at
tempt to save themselves. In one heap
the firemen found a woman who had
made a last desperate effort to save. the
herself was doomed to a horrible death.
Former County Treasurer Accused of
Embezzling 163,500. -
CHICAGO, Nov. 25. A dispatch to th
Tribune from Evsnrvillle, Ind, say:
John P. Walker, former treasurer of
Vanderburg county, who i charged with
the embezzlement of $63,500 in county
fund, will te placed on trial again to
day at Rockport. The first trial sev
eral months , ago, resulted in a dis
agreement. - '
The surety company that was on Wal
ker' bond ha refused to make good
the alleged sbrtage. The company sayt
it will wait until tbe courts have paed
on the Walker case and that if he ia
found not guilty it will go into tbe
court ami set up the plea that there
is no shortage, in view of the fact that
Walker was acquitted. In ibis respect
the case is unique.
As president of the Evansville Tean
in the Central Baseball League, Walker
lost money. He also was known aa
a "good fellow" and loaned thousand
of dollars to his friends. If also ia
alleged he lost considerable money in
speculation. ; .
LUSTS FOR BLOOD
Madman Kills Two Men and
Wounds Three Others.
STABSED VICTIM WHO SLEPT
Forest Reserve Inspector Goes Insane in
Lust for Blood Stabs Victims and
Would Kill Officer Who Finally Shot
. Him in Defense. '
ALAMOSA, Colo, Nor. 25. The run
ning amuck of a madman this morning
in this city resulted in the death of two
men and the serious wounding of three
others. ,:..t.;" ...
Without apparent cause, R. Rodriques,
a forest reserve inspector, entered the
room of C B. Anderson, a lumberman,
who was asleep in the Palmer hotel, and
deliberately stabbed him to death. So
quick was the work of the murderer that
he did not even arouse Anderson, who
was almost instantly killed.
After he had satisfied himself that
Anderson was mortally wounded, Rod
riques rushed to" the rooms of three oth
er guests, stabbing them as they also
were in bed. Two of the wounded are
not expected to recover.
One of the wounded managed to creep
to the office, where he gave the alarm.
Word was immediately sent to City
Marshal Baumgaster, who rushed to the
hotel, where be was confronted by Rod
riques, armed with his bloody blade.
Rodriques answered the marshal's de
mand for surrender by rushing at him
with his knife uplifted but the officer
was too quick for him, and drawing his
revolver he shot Rodriques dead.
FEW GIFTS OF JEWELS.
Falling Off in Ondcra for Christmas
NEW YORK, Nov 25.-tfhat jewelry
will not figure as largely as usual among
Christmas gifts is the opion of manu
facturing jewelers in New.York. While
orders up' to September 1 were larger
than ever before they begani to fall off
soon after that date and since October
1, they have been very few. In fact, there
have been a large number of cancella
tions of early orders and in many ease
where orders were not cancelled they
were cut in half. Many of the large
manufacturers of jewelry - have been
compelled to lay off a large portion of
their hands and the output of the factor
ies has been materially decreased. It is
estimated that in twenty months pre
ceding September 1, last, about $70,000,-
000 of the new gold output of the coun
try was used by jewelers. '