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Former Resident of Portland Ar
rested for Murder at Cor
WELL KNOWN ON THIS COAST
Wu Looking For TroubU and Put
Out' of Hotel by T. R. Carpenter
and Shot Him, From tht Effects of
Which ho Died.
CORDOVA. Alaska, May 18. J.
W. McNamara last night killed T. R
Carpenter by shooting him in the
throat, the bullet cutting hit jugula.'
vein. The murderer was formerly a
prominent Elk and a wealthy man
McNamara waa drunk and looking
for trouble. He wai put out of the
hotel by Carpenter.
The Utter i known all over Alas
In. and is a oroDerty owner here.
A strong guard hai been placed at
the jail to prevent lynching.
PORTLAND. May 18.-J. W. Mc
Namara li known by all old-timers in
Portland. He was a conductor on the
Northern Pacific, and. leaving the
railroad aervice, opened t saloon, the
Crystal Palace, on First street, near
Washington in partnership . with
Charles Slitcr. While here he assist
ed in organising the local lodge of
Elks, and became the first exalted
ruler of Portland Lodge No. 142. Be
fore leaving this city, about 14 years
ago, McNamara slashed the face of a
railroader named Ross, who was tend
The attack on Ross was said to
have been made by McNamara on
' account of some remark made about
Mrs. McNamara, a very attractive
woman. It was only after the exer
tion of strong influence that Mc
Namara was saved from punishment.
On leaving Portland. McNamara went
to Spokane, entering the railroad ser
vice, where he remained until he met
with an accident, being caught be
tween two cars. For several months
McNarama was a cripple.
Jock O'Brien in a six-round bout In
Th hout lated two rounds. Johnson
is accustomed to rounds, of three
minutes but Biddte prefers rounds of
Just about two. As i result the time
keeper called a halt before trie bout
was falrlv bmun. The negroes at trie
ringside yelled when it was over,
"Riddle, you re the best ever.'
ohnson himself declared that urn
is a strong kid and a fine gentleman.
OFF FOR ENGLAND.
NEW YORK. May 18--Walter
Miller, the lockey. who has mow win
ning mounts on the American turf
diirinu the seasons of 1905-O7-8 than
any other rider, will sail for England
tomorrow. He wM4ide on the Eng
lish turf as a free lance Tommy Mc
Creery, the trainer, will accompan
Miller, who has won two futurities
and most of the other important rac
ing features in America, declared lait
night that the anti-betting law in
New York has induced him to give
up rding here and also that more
money is to be made in England.
IB UKEK 10 IE
ill KILLS WIFE
L. H. Worley and Bride of Four
Days Found by Neighbors.
Husband Leaves Letter.
THE (WIFE BURNED TO DEATH
Stacks of Straw Were Carried From a
Nearby Stack and Piled on Mrs.
Worley and Set on Fire and Far
YESTERDAY'S BALL SCORES
Boiton 0. St. Louis 9.
Philadelphia 2, Chicago 3.
New York 2. Cincinnati 4.
Brooklyn 5, Pittsburg 8.
Cleveland 2. New York 4.
Chicago 0, Philadelphia S.
Detroit 0, Philadelphia 5.
Detroit 3, Boston S.
Seattle 7, Vancouver 1.
Tacoma S, Spokane 2.
Portland 7, Aberdeen 3.
Los Angeles 2. Portland 1.
Vernon 0, San Francisco 8.
Sacramento 4, Oakland 1.
BIDDLE BOXES JOHNSON.
Coon Declares the Amateur "The
PHILADELPHIA. May 17A. J.
Drexcl-Biddle author, prominent all
around athlete" and amateur boxer,
has added another chapter to his ex
periences with professionals in the
ring by boxing Johnson, the heavy
weight champion pugilist of the
world. Blddle with this encounter
achieved the distinction of havin;$
boxed every pugilist of prominence "i
the ring today except James J. Jef
fries and Stanley Ketchel. The bout
took place at Merchantville in the
presence of a large number of spec
tators, the majority of whom were
Jack Johnson Is training to meet
CAPTAIN DISPLAYS EMOTION
-HE WILL APPEL TO THE
NEW YORK. May lSV-Captain
Peter C Hains, Jr.. who was sen
tenced yesterday on conviction of
manslaughter for killing William E
Annis. left the Queens County jail
today for Sing Sing Prison, to begin
serving his term of from eight to 16
Eugene L Young, one of Captain
Hains' attorneys, said no application
would be made for a certificate of rea
sonable doubt, but that an appeal 'n
the captain's behalf would be taken
to the higher courts in the regular
Captain Hains left the jail In cus
imtv nf keener. His bearing was
not materially changed from his first
appearance in the court room. He
walked beside the keeper in a dazed
manner, and showed no emotion. On
the way to the Grand Central Stathn
he neither recognized nor spoke to
any one. None of his relatives was
at the jail when he departed.'
KING JAMES VERSION.
CHICAGO, May 18. King James
version of the Bible was held to be
obselete by Professor M. S. Terry of
the Garrett Biblical Institute in his
address before the Methodist min
isters at the Methodist Episcopal
church conference. Much progress
has been made in Biblical investiga
tions in the last ISO years than in 1000
years before, he said, and this has
rhnnored the wording of King James
version although it has not destroyed
its doctrine or facts.
BIG BLOCK BURNS-
CHICAGO, May 18. Fire destroy
cd a three-story building on the
North Side occupied by the Lakevlew
Mercantile Company, early today
causing a loss estimated at $150,000.
PORTLAND, May 18. -According
to a telephone message to the AssO'
ciated Press from Princvillc, Or., to
day's developments in the myster
surrounding the death of L. H. Wor
ley and his bride of four days, whoe
bodie were found on the Worley
farm near Redmond, Crook county.
were made public in a letter left by
Worley addressed to one of his
neighbors which contains statements
which tend to show that the married
life of the couple was inharmonious
from the very start and seem to fisc
the responsibility for the death of
both on Worley himself. The wed
ding occurred on Wednesday last.
Friday and Saturday the house was
closed.' Sunday it was discovered
burned down. This it is believed fixes
the date of the tragedy as having oc
curred last Thursday. There is evi
dence that some one spent nearly all
day Saturday night in conveying
hundles of straw from a nearby stack
to the house where they were piled on
the woman's dead body after which
a fire was set to the straw. At least
a ton of these bundles were piled on
th comse. The straw was not en
tirelv consumed and the woman's
body was not cremated although the
house burned down.
Sundav evening two women neigh
bors went to the Worley home . to
leave some wedding presents. They
found the house burned down and on
onna to the stable they fouud a noie
ninned on the door with the words:
"Find me in the stable." Another
letter was found pinned to the gate
nost address to J. -E. Lamb. Inci
dentallv Lamb is a neighbor of Wor
lev's and made the match between
Worlev and his bride who came here
from Lincoln, Neb. Mrs. Worley's
maiden name was Ruth Lcroy.
In the letter to Lamb Worley says
his wife told him she did not want to
live with him and did not like the
nlace. She wanted to know how far
it was to Shaniko and said she was
going there to earn some money to
cto hack east. Worley says he missed
his pocketbook and discovered his
wife had taken it. "I treated her as
irood as I could and then robbing me
of all my money and going to leave
me I could not stand it any longer so
think we are both better off dead.
Worley asked to have his sister at
Beaufort, Mo., notihed and two other
friends. The authorities do not be
lieve the money was the cause of
the quarrel as the amount in the
purse was only $14.
ROCK OF DANGER.
PRINCE RUPERT, B. C. May 18
Captain Musgrave of the Dominion
Government survey steamer Lilloet
reoorts the discovery of a dangerous
rock on Alexandra Beach situated
one mile and a half north of North
Rachel Island. The rock is located
on the northern part of the beach or
patch, by which name it is generally
known to manners, and lies directly
in the channel of all coast steamers
using the inside passage between Van
couver and Prince Rupert.
SPOKANE REJECTS TIE
WILL INSIST AT THE MEETING
ON JUNE 9 THAT DECISION
"""of interior cities
Spohne Chamber of Commerce Sends Out letters
Asking CommerciallBodies to Assist.
SPOKANE, May 18. -The Cham
ber of Commerce of Spokane is mail
ing today invitations to commercial
bodies of all interior cities west of
Denver to organize and resist the ef
forts of the transcontnental railroads
to upset the recent decision of the In
terstate commerce commission in the
Spokane rate case, The letter points
out that in the decision the commis
sion laid down a plan of freight rats
reductions that would apply to all
interior cities. The railroads contend
that these reductions are too sweep
ing and have petitioned for a rehear
ing and have. offered in the place of
the commission's plan, their own
plan which 'offers only slight reduc
II JACKS HI
A suit had been laid aside for thi
champion, but it is too small for
Jeffries form and he contents him
self with wearing a pair of street
trousers and an ordinary pair .of
Fistic Fight Between Johnson
O'Brien Will Take Place in
JOHNSON APPEARS CONFIDENT
O'Brien Claims he Will Defeat John
son as Easy as ha Did Burns in
California Thousands in City to
Witness the Contest
SPOKANE. May 18.-The shippers
of Spokane have voted to reject the
schedule of transcontinental freight
rates submitted to the Interstate
Commerce Commission by therail-
"Their schedule fails to comply
with the principles laid down by the
commission in its Spokane decision,"
declares H. M- Stephens, attorney for
the shippers. "Practically the only
instances in which they seem to give
rates in compliance with the decision
are cases where we produce the ar
ticles involved, the apparent purpose
being to discourage home industry."
At the hearing before the commis
sion June 9 the shippers of this city
will insist on a schedule conforming
to the ruling in the Spokane case.
which it is estimated will effect a
saving of $1,000,000 a year to ship
pers of this district alone. As the
same principles of "long and short
haul" apply to all interior towns of
the West, the total saving is esti
mated at tens of millions.
PHILADELPHIA, May 18- - Su
preme confidence in the outcome of
tomorrow nights fistic encounter in
this citv between Jack lohnson and
Jack O'Brien was expressed by each
of the - principles tonight O'Brien
said: "I have no reason to fear the
outcome. I had an opportunity of
viewing the pictures in the recent
Johnson-Burns fight and if Johnson
adopts the same tactics against me
that he did against Burns there wOl
be a different story to tell. I am
heavier and much faster than Burns
and yet it took Johnson 14 rounds to
best the Canadian. In mv 20-round
fight with Burns in California, the
latter could not defeat me and yet I
failed to train properly. For the fight
with Johnson I have trained more
conscientiously than I ever did be
fore in my life and I have taken on
weight instead of reducing.
While Johnson's course of training
has not been so severe as that of
O'Brien, his manager claims he wiil
be able to make O'Brien go six fast
rounds. He is not in such perfect
condition as O'Brien but the immense
difference in weight will be used by
Johnson to great advantage in the
clinches. Johnson will enter the ring
close to 200 pounds while O Bnen will
tip tl.: scales at 170. Johnson said
tonight that the bout will not go the
limit and that he will be returned the
victor. The largest crowd that ever
winessed a fight in this city will be
at the ringside.
MORE MIBLICAL ROWS.
Probelm of Beelzebub's Appearance,
Theme of Discussion.
CHICAGO, May 18,-Whether or
not Beelzebub appeared in person on
earth tn the scenes depicted m the
Bible stories was a mooted point
brought by Professor Andrew C.
Zenos of the McConmck Theological
Seminary before a conference of
Presbyterian ministers. The pastors
disagreed on the exact intent of the
Bible writers and in the definition of
"A great many people are troubled
with the ideas." said Professor Zenos,
"that there must be an evil personal
ity at the head of all eviL Let us re
member that the Bible has a language
of its own. I do not believe that it
is necessary to believe that a physical
man came to Christ and tempted him,
but I believe in the personality of
the Devil in the Bible. This personal
ity, however, is not one of the cardi
nal doctrines. The evidence is in fa
vor of a personal devil. The man who
denies this, however, is not necessar
ily to be pronounced unChristian."
HUGH MOCANN LOSES
KETCHELL HAD THE BEST OF
THE FIGHT FROM START
GENERAL STRIKE FAVORED.
CHICAGO, May 18. A Paris spec
inl to the Tribune says: After a pro-
discussion the Federal Com-
mittee of the General Federation -.f
Labor at 2:30 o'clock this morning
declared in favor of a general strike
in aid of the postal employes. An
other meeting of the committee will
be held later in the day for the' pur
pose of taking the measures nece
sary for immediate action.
DR. ROLLER ILL.
CHICAGO. Mav 18. Joe Rogers,
the wrestler, 'who has returned here
from Kansas City, has, brought word
that Dr. Roller is lying dangerousiv
:u tl,..,. enffprino- from otomaine
poisoning. So alarmed were the phy
sicians attending him' that they tele-
irraiihed to his wife at Seattle to
hasten to his bedside. Dr. Roller's
matches have all been cancelled.
PITTSBURG, May 18.-Five times
tonight Hugh McCann was down for
the count of nine seconds in his six-
round bout with Stanley KetchelL thi
middleweight champion of the world.
Five times in the sixth round he was
saved from a knockout by his sec
ond. Twice he was knocked dowa
and htorugh the ropes, once clear
across the press table into the seats
of the spectators. Ketchell apparent
ly toyed with his oponent and prob
ably could have knocked him out if
he so desired. -
BANDITS 10 HELD UP
TRAI . AI LARGE
DETECTIVES ARE UNABLE TO
FIND ANY CLUE TO SPO
KANE TRAIN ROBBERS.
FIGHTS AT "220."
Jim Jeffries Doing His Best to Get
Down to His Standard.
SAYS SHE HAS BEEN THROWN
ON HER OWN RESOURCES
AND MUST WORK.
WASHINGTON, May 18. -The
senate today confirmed the following
aoDointments: George Denworth
United States district judge western
district of Washington. E. E. Cush-
man, of Washington, to be United
States district judge for northern
SPOKANE. May. 18.-The police.
sheriffs office and a big force pf de
tectives brought here by the Great
Northern Railroad have confessed,
that thev have no clews whatever i
indicate the whereabouts of the ban
dits who held up the Great Northern
train near Sookane Saturday night.
The sheriff discredits the detention
of four suspects at Deer Park and as
serts that he has not sent any men
there to investigate. There is woeful
lack of co-operation between the dif
ferent officers searching for the ban
dits. Apparently the magnitude of
the rewards have excited jealousy.
JEFF AT BASEBALL.
Thumps the Fans When he Isn't
Playing Ball at Chicago.
CHICAGO. Mav 18.-James J. Jef
fries has jumped on the scales in pub
lic for the first time since he came
out of retirement and in the pres
ence of a few interested persons tip
ped the beam at 243.
Jeffries announced that he wouta
weigh again before he left the citv
and would show whether or not he
was reducing his weight. He said his
best fighting weight is 220.
"I don't see where I am asking for
mch when I seek time to get into
condition." said Jeffries. I merely
want ro he in the best of shape when
I enter the ring. When Sullivan and
Corbett signed up in 1892 it was in
March. Thev met in September. How
long did Fitzsimmons and Corbett
have for training? It was a matter
of months, I know. '
Effort to be Made to Refer Bail
ey Amendment to Judiciary
Committee for Approval
VOTE SAID TO BE VERY CLOSE
Progressive Republicans and Demo
crats Combine and Statement Issued
They Have 45 Votes Which is a
Majority, and Will Carry Measure.
WASHINGTON, May 18.-That
there will be a sharp contest in the
senate over the proposition to refer
to the judiciary committee tha
amendment to the Payne tariff bill
introduced ,by Senator Bailey provid
ing for an income tax, is indicated by
a collation of democrats and some of
the "progressive" republicans which
became known today.
The indications are that the vote
will be close, probably the closest
that will occur on any vote taken on
the tariff bill The democratic strength
is 31 votes all pledged to the support
of the amendment. Senator Bailey il
counting on 16 or 17 republican votes
for the amendment Fifteen would
be sufficient if the democrats would
vote solidly for the amendment On
the other hand, "conservative" repub- .
licans in charge of the tariff bill say
they have made some inroads upon
the "vTogrtsm" camp and that
there is no question of referring the
subject of income tax to the judiciary
committee for report at the next reg
ular session. They already have 45
votes pledged. Until recently the
democrats and progressives were far
apart over the form of the tulL
Senators Cummins and Borah who '
were the chief republican advocates ,.
for the income tax favored a gradu
ated tax and opposed a tax on corpo
rations. As they surrendered these
contentions in order to get a vote,
it was said today that an agreement
would be reached upon the principle
features of the Bailey bill. The plan
is to provide a flaj tax of two or three
ner cent uoon individual and corpo
rate incomes above $5000. In order
that there will be no double taxation,
provisions are made for deductions
where the tax upon corporation stocks
have been paid through the corpora- f
tion itself. .
After devoting a greater part of the
day's session to debate the senate
passed upon a number of important
committee amendments to the tariff
bill. It also rejected' the amendment
by Senator Stone restoring the Ding
ley rates on razors.
NSW YORK. May 18 A stage In
the sensational murder trial which has
become so familiar to the vaudeville
ctaA w9q reached in the Hams-Annis
tragedy today, when it was announced
that Mrs. Annis had signed a contract
t nlav accompaniments in a sketoi
on the vaudeville stage. Mrs. Ann's
is quoted as saying that since she had
heen thrown upon her own resources
it was necessary for her to adopt
some means of making a livlihood.
CHICAGO. May 18.-As part of
his dailv exercises at the Chicago
American baseball park Jim Jeffries
frollicked with the players especial.y
Smith. At one time the piano mover
had mitrilistic aspiratons and this af
forded a grand opportunity to te'.t
his fighting qualities. Smith could not
oenetrate Jeffries guard and never
came close to touching the champion.
On the other hand, Jeffries hit SmitU
when and where he pleased. Smith
realized he had better continue his
SEATTLE. May 18. The coroner's
inrv in the case of Mrs. Ida Burke,
who shot and killed herself Saturday
in the Cecil Hotel after making sui
cide act with H. O. Eames, the
Tacoma hardware dealer, returned a
verdict of suicide. Eames was released.
FIRST DAMAGE SUIT
FILED IN SEATTLE
Suit is the Result of the Accident at the Armory
:When Sixty Persons Were Injured.
SEATTLE, May 18. The first of a
number of damage suits as a result
of the accident which occurred at the
Armory on the night of May 4th when
60 persons were injured was institut
ed today in the superior court. The
amount sued for is $51,000. The suit
was filed by B. W. Murray, the father
of John V. Murray who was serious
ly injured in the accident. It is al
leged that the youth is incapacitated
from earning a hvlihood for ate ana
the suit is brought against Mathew
Dow & Company, the contractors who
erected the building. Murray is also
a contractor. It is stated that a num
ber of other suits will be commenced
and that attorneys are now preparing
the necessary papers. .