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THE OHEGON DAILY dtJRNAL, POBTLAND, .FRED AT EVEITOTG, JTTLT 25; 4902. -
Young Men Steal $3,800
in Buried Gold. ;
Krs. Ewing, of Hubbard, Hid Her
Money in a Woodshed With
. (jfeurnal Special Service.)
SALEM, July 25. Roy and Clyde Rams
by. of SUverton, and Barrett F. Purdy,
of Kingston, well-known young- men, hav
been arrested, charged with stealing $3800
In gold from Mrs. 8. D. Ewlng, of Hub
bard, on the night of November 4, 1901,
The young men belong to good families,
and they are now in jail in t-il -iiy.
the two first-named being grandsons of
Judge R. C. Ramaby, of SUverton, an
. honorable and prominent cltlse.i of Ma
VJlon County, and Toung Purdy is tha sun
of a well-to-do farmer near Kingston,
and a relative of Mrs. Swing, the victim
of the theft
The story of the crime, ahJ the subse
quent arrest of the boys is an interesting
S. D. lowing, an aged resident of Hub
bard, feeling his end approaching, settled
bis affairs in 1901, by giving one of his
nephews $1500, another, the father of
young Barrett V. Purdy, $2000, and his
wife, married late in life, the remainder
of his estate. Including $3800 in gold. This
maMj -. mas -:ot Jits hnlt, tout wjJ,
burled In the corner of the woodshed at
the Swing home. The old gentleman
and his widow left her treasure where it
was. On November 4th last year" she left
home for a few days, and on her return
found that her money was stolen. Noth
ing was given out to the publlo, but de
tectives were engaged to look up the
From the latest developments it trans
plies that he detectives found no clew,
until the culprits themselves "gave the
snap away," and, of course, there is a
woman, and a shattered bit of romance
In the case. Clyde Ramsby had a sweet
heat Miss Maggie Coleman, of SUverton
and he confided to the girl that he, his
trother Roy and young Purdy had ar
ranged to rob Mrs. Ewlng, as Purdy knew
the old lady had a large sum of money
at her home, and that they secured the
money; that later, Roy Ramsby had tak
en all the money, had declared himself
cashier of the close corporation, and had
spent most of It on himself. Roy Rams
by also confided the secret of the crime to
a friend, Frank Lamb, and the latter as
well as the girl, has made an affidavit to
the effect that the prisoners had made the
statements recorded above. Roy Rams
by had even produced for young Lamb's
Inspection the tin pall In which the gold
was carried away, and this pall, the prop
erty of Mrs. Ewlng, has been produced
by Lamb, and Identified by the lady as
Shortly after the theft Roy Ramsby,
taking the money, went to California, re
maining there for a time, and enjoying
his new-found wealth. On his return l.e
disbursed some of the fund a small por
tion to his brother and friend, then left
for a pleasure trip to Alaska, and on re
turning from there recently he had no
port of the treasure left.
Through the estrangement of Clyde
Ramsby and his lady-love, and through
chance remarks dropped by the three
young men. Detective Sam Simmons, of
Portland, and Rev. R. EX Dunlap, of
Canby. the latter an old friend of Mrs.
lCwlng, and both engaged In working on
the case, began the gathering of evi
dence against the three, which culminated
In the issuance of warrants for and the
i arrest of the three young men yesterday.
(Journal Special Service.)
BAKER CITY, July 25. Nell J. Sorgen
son, a well known mining man of Sump
ter, has Just closed the largest mining
deal of the season, the cash has been
paid and the deeds passed. The Maxwell
group, owned by the Pierce Gold Mining
Company, has passed Into the hands of
Prof. George T. Berkey, of the Minnesota
State University, Dr. George L. Hunting
ton and W. J. Johnson, of St. Paul, at a
price of $145,000. The Maxwell Is one of
the most prominent groups in the Balaley
Elkhorn district and consists of eight pat.'
; MAY BE
Man Captured Near Kanasket This Af
ternoon After Several Shots
sss ass ip s i wss
The Posse Surrounded Him Without Injury to
Anybody Man Yet Unidentified
. SEATTLE, July 25. -Sheriff Cudlhee has
just left here for Kanasket to Identify a
. man supposed to b Tracy, who Is cap
tured by a posse this afternoon a few
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; NEWS OP NEARBY i
STOWNS IN BRIEF.
en ted and sixteen Unpatented claims, two
water, rights, two mlllsitea, buildings and
a modern 19-eta.mp mill. The average Tal
us of -the ore in theveins Is $1150 per ton.
T. R. Castlday has gone to his sheep
camp, $0 miles west of Baker City, for the
purpose, of separating 1000 head of mut
tons from the main herd; for shipment to
Periodically, during the past three
years, somebody has built a paper rail
road from Baker City to .the Seven Devils
or from Huntington to the Sevens Devils,
or both, and lines have been blocked out
to the John Day country, to say nothing
of a transcontinental scheme crossing the
continent through ' Montana, Northern
Idaho, via. Baker City, and Nevada to
San Francisco. The latest proposition Is
a novelty, In Its way, and the parties are
In earnest In the matter. There are large
bodies of lumber In the mountains known
as the Eagle Range, about 80 miles east
of Baker City. The gentlemen who make
the railroad proposition state that they
will iramediatedly enter into a contract to
take 75,000 feet of timber per day from
this district. It is understood that the
Baker City Chamber of Commerce and
the gentlemen who recently raised a pool
for' the purpose of starting a railroad to
the Seven. Devils will take this matter in
hand at once and put It under way. It Is
thought to be the most practical scheme
yet suggested, and appeals to all business
interests la Eastern Oregon.
Murderer Sentenced to Be Hanged
in September Will Appeal '
(Journal Special Service.)
GRANTS PASS. July 25.-The regular
July term of Josephine Circuit Court
closed hers yesterday, the most import
ant event of which was the trial of. Jef
ferson Gibson for the killing of John
Schonbacheler, he being found, guilty of
murder in the first degree, and was sen
tenced yesterday by Judge Hanna to be
'ranged on " Fiay,TinHCTliCh'
court did not grant Gibson a new trial,
and his attorneys will appeal the case to
the Supreme Court. Their grounds for
so doing will be that the verdict of the
Jury, and the penalty to be imposed are
too severe. Many believe and express
the opinion that the Jury would have
been more justified In returning a ver
dict of manslaughter or murder , in the
second degree. Gibson has completely
broken down and Is on the verge- of com
plete physical collapse.
John Xavler was sentenced by Judge
Hanna to serve a term of nine years In
the state penitentiary for the abduction
of Lena Smith, a 14-year-old girl. The
circumstances of the abduction recently
appeared in The Journal. Xavler In
duced the little girl to leave her guar
dlan, John Baker, and sent her to Port
land, intending to follow later. Baker
ascertained what had been done, and
telegraphed the Portland police, who held
the girl oh her arrival, and turned her
over to her guardian.
(Journal Special Service.)
SALEM, July. 25.-Gov. T. T. Geer has
honored the requisition of Governor Mc
Brlde, of Washington, and Issued s state
warrant for A. J-. Molitor, wanted In
Lewis County, Washington, for obtaining
money under false pretenses.
Peter Petite has been received at the
Insane Asylum, from Yamhill County.
His home Is at Grand Ronde, and he Is
a cripple, having recently lost a limb
by amputation, since hlch time his
mind is affected, and he has become
violent, threatening the Uvea of his wife
Ernest Lane, the lad arrested here for
burglarising a second-hand store and
stealing rifles and ammunition, has been
commuted to the Reform School.
Gaynell Baldwin, the 10-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. M. P. Bald
win, had the misfortune yesterday, while
playing on a neighbor's lawn, to'run Into
a sythe, cutting a deep gash in the left
The farmhouse and nearly all the out
buildings on the Rltdey estate, six miles
south of SUverton were burned yester
day, afternoon. A few of the household
goods were saved, but the house, val
ued at about $600, Is a total loss.
The farmers of the Whlteaker neigh
borhood, near here, will meet tomorrow
evening to organise a Board of Trade,
through which to sell their crops. Dur
ing the past two years theBe farmers
have pooled their crops and sold the
pools through a sales committee, realis
ing from 4 to 5 cents a bushel, above the
market quotations for their oats and
wheat. Last year the pool at Wh!teaner
aggregated 60,000 bushels of oats and
20,000 of wheat. Now It Is determined to
perfect a permanent organization.
State Superintendent 1, H. Ackerman
has decided to secure larger quarters, as
the one office room now used by him
ceived . at the Sheriff's office say the
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posse surrounded the man In the brush,
rushed and overpowered him. . Only a Jew
shots were Interchanged and nobody was
and his stenographer on the main floor
of the Capitol Is Inadequate. He has se
lected room No. 2, on the (round floor
of the Capitol, in the south .edd, and this
will be arranged for his use.
THE DALLES, July 25. Th body of
Mrs. Lulu Ward, who died' In this city,
was shipped to Prlneville for Interment.
The body was accompanied by the hus
band, Isaac Ward.
Company t, O. N. Q.P arrived home on
the midnight train Wednesday night from
the state encampment at Albany. The
annual Inspection report gives this com;
pany fifth place among tha twenty com
panies of the state. Captain . Barte'l
states the decorum of the entire company
was excellent throughout, only ' one ' pri
vate seeing the Inside of the guardhouse
during the six days' encampment Two
of the boys sustained Blight injuries, one
while at encampment, and the other
while enroute to The Dalles. Frank Jones
had his back wrenched while the. soldiers
were having a "rough house" on board
the train. Herman McDonald, Who
formed the pinnacle of a human pyramid,
four stories high, that was formed in the
company .street the night before their de
parture, fell and received a broken leg.
R. M. Hall who succeeds the late P.
Donan as editor of the O. R. & N. pub
lications, was In The Dalles .yesterday,
gathering material for his literary work.
He was utterly dumbfounded when shown
whole crates of strawberries where only
27 were required to fill a quart box. He
was absolutely convinced that this Is the
land of "milk and honey" when he be
came possessed of the statistics from
Agent James Ireland, that $.000,000 pounds
of wool and 800,000 bushels of wheat were
shipped from The Dalles last year.' Mr.
Hall expressed the opinion 'that within
two years over a million more people will
take up their abode in Oregon, as a result
of advertising through the Harrlman
bureau. He states that Oregon now has
greater undeveloped natural resources
that any other state bet ween", the two
(Journal Special Service.)
FAIRVIEW. July 25. Mr. E. A. Whit
ney is 111 with pneumonia. Dr. Short, of
Gresham, Is In attendance.
Mrs. J. K. Mount and Mrs. R. Hofer,
who had been visiting in Portland, return
ed home Tuesday evening.
Four carloads of grain arrived here
Tuesday for . the mill and near-by mer
chants. Rev W. T. Scott spent Wednesday in
Mrs. C, Bant and children, Clara and
Morris, returned home Tuesday from a
few weeks' vacation at the Coast.
Mr. and Mrs. G. R. Shaw left yesterday
for a visit in Portland.
Miss Julia Snover returned Tuesday
from a visit to the beach.
Sylvester Enlrich, who has been visiting
G. E. Dolph. returned home Wednesday.
Mr. Mclntyre, who has been vvisltlng
with the Aandersons here, returned home
Mrs. M. L. Hardingham is visiting
friends at Gresham.
Mrs. E. J. Snow, after spending several
weeks at Long Beach, returned home
Mrs. E. Holgate and daughter Gladys
left yesterday for a few weeks' vacation
at the Coast.
A small Are, probaly caused by cinders
from a passing train, broke out at the
O. R. & N. depot here yesterday, The fire
was quickly discovered and soon put out
by men who came with axes and water.
The postmaster has been advised by the
Postofflce Department at Washington tnat
the rural free delivery system will go in
to effect September 1st. The total length
of the route Is 24& miles; area covered,
23 square miles; population served; 600;
number of houses on route, 132.
(Journal Special Service.) -ST.
HELENS, July 25. The - Columbia
City & Nehelem Logging Railway Com
pany has three miles of the roadway
graded, and the bridges and track com
pleted for the first mile. It Is the In
tention to be dumping logs into the Co
lumbia from Reed Mountain within six
The Benson Logging Railway Company
Is securing a right of way between Clats
kanie and the Nehalem, and It la the an
nounced Intention to put .down a sub
stantial roadway and track with a view
of also using the road for commercial
purposes. The company Is buying all the
timber land it is possible, to secure In
the Nehalem country, and in some in
stances fancy prices are being paid.
A campmeetlng at Warren under the
auspices of the Methodist Episcopal
NEW ORDER IN
A new order of things is on In the
North End. i
The sweeping raid made against', the
disreputable houses by . Mayor Williams
and Chief of Polled McLauchlan has
caused the Inmates of the lower floors to
move to the upper stories. The order
that all such places shall be cleared off
the streets has been compiled with. Con
ditions th the North End have 'Veen real
ly elevated. . '
Nearly every house of the' designated
quarter is undergoing alterations. Dark
alleys have been turned IntO'lttatrways.
and additional rooms are , being, built
Blaster Bros, have leased the old Cos
mopolitan, "over the Badger saloon, tor
a term of years and have sublet a part
Irrepressible "Dollar BUI" (a laying 'gi
gantic plans for caring for the. colored
fraternity. He has leased a house at
th corner of Seoond and Flanders street
Church la being 'fell attended. Several
Portland ministers' are In attendance.
, Jit is. expected .that the Muckle saw
mill' wlUb ready tor operation by an
other month. Tha proprietors of the mill
are having difficulty In securing houses
to occupy until they can saw lumber to
build. There will be en urgent demand
for more houses, as the mill will give
employment to a large number of new
people. ' '.
'Dr. H. B. ClinT and family went to Sea
side Wednesday, where the latter will
occupy their ' cottage for the summer.
Hunters Were Thought to be Tracy
and His Confederates
EUGENE, July, 25. The three men on
bicycles who created such a furor at
Salem Wednesday evening on account of
their resemblance , to Tracy and his con
federates passed through Eugene yes
terday.' Deputy Sheriff Fred Fish was
notified of their approach from Albany
this morning, and was on the lookout
for them, but when they arrived here the
deputy recognised one of the men as a
former acquaintance of his and the other
two' were mild-mannered sort of men,
and none Of them had any resemblance
to the noted outlaw except that one's
hair was very short.. Word also was sent
from ' Albany to Harrlgburg and Coburg
of ' the approach of the supposed-to-be
outlaws, and as they passed through
those towns the people became very
much excited, and feared they were .go
ing to make a )old-up. for which Tracy
la so noted. The men are on their Way
from Vancouver to Ashland on a hunt
B. E. Hawley, a mining man, and E.
H. Ingham,, a merchant of this city,
started to the Bohemia mines In the tat
ter's automobile, but the machine re
fused to climb the steep hills between
Cottage Grove and the mines, so it was
left behind, the men proceeding the re
mainder of "the iltfrrce btrC'.iar.
Postmaster McCormack ha received
word from E. C. Clement. Inspector of
rural free mall delivery routes, that he
Will be here on Wednesday, July 30, for
the purpose of establishing a second
route out of Eugene, and to hold an ex
amination for carrier. Mr. Clement to
day held an examination for two car
riers at Springfield, two routes Just
having been1 entablished out of that
Two linemen of the Western Union
Telegraph Company today erected a
large electric clock on the three-story
Matlock building opposite the postofflce.
The executive board of the proposed
street fair and carnival to be held here
In September has met and elected officers
as follows: Al. Hampton, president; M.
S. Wallls, secretary; Geo. T. Holt. Jr.,
treasurer. Committees have been ap
pointed as follows: on sports B. D.
Paine, Drew Griffin, W. W. Renshaw,
Geo. Fisher. On vadveetsing and printing
W. F. Gilshof, Geo. Fisher, J. R. Camp
bell, Al. Hampton. On livestock S. M.
Douglas, Jasper Wllklns, G. C.-Mlllett.
Agricultural committee M. Svarverud,
C. 8. Farrow, E. G. Frasler, G. O. Gross,
R. F. Baker, W. fl. Maten, Samuel
Smith, F. T. Plank. On music Al.
Hampton, W. F. Gllstrap, George T.
Hall, Jr. he board will meet again to
night (Friday) to definitely decide upon a
date for the fair.
Cljtoe and Roy Ramsby, of SUverton,
and Barrett F. Purdy, of Kingston, have
been arrested on a charge of stealing
$3800 In gold from Mrs. E. D. Ewlng, of
Jefferson Gibson, who shot John Schon
bachelor on April 13, last, was yesterday
sentenced by Judge Hanna. of Grants
Pass, to be hanged on September 19. An
appeal will be taken.
The report that three armed men, sup
posed to be Tracy and his companions,
had passed through Woodburn, has prov
en a false alarm.
The Eugene street fair will probably be
held the third week In September. Prep
arations are being rapidly pushed.
Artie Anderson, of near Pendleton, has
disappeared, leaving a wife and child.
He had been clerk of the Juniper school
district, but through liquor, was in diffi
culties. Cigarette-smoking boys caused the burn
ing of a barn and windmill belonging to
J. G. Crawford of Albany, yesterday.
Three hundred Chicago excursionists
will visit Grants Pass next month and will
spend two weeks In the vicinity Inspect
ing the mineral resources of Southern
Oregon. The Golden Drift Mining Com
pany are the originators of the project.
The Baker Ctly Chamber of Commerce
has' decided to send a lecturer east to
decant on tho mineral wealth of Eastern
for Ave years. He will have a saloon on
the corner and 40 rooms will be arranged
on the upper floors.
The wily Japs have met the emergency
with their usual adaptability. They, have
secured quarters on Fourth street be
tween Everett and Flanders. .
,The entire scene of vice and Immorality
has shifted from on place to another and
the law's demands are apparently satis
Gertrude Myren, New York's celebrated
clairvoyant, is now located at room 507,
'Goodnough building, corner Yamhill and
Now is the
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Price is - never a guide for quality. An article may be dear at any price. J
One thing we wish to impress on the public mind, our - reputation ' for
GOOD Goods, has never been questioned. Varnished merchandise never -enters
our doors. i
& NOW FOR PRICES j& jst
39-inch English Grenadine Bland. -Infancy
brocaded; reduced from 50c to.. Lvd
Nazareth knit waists,
can be worn without the
Boys' extra heavy overalls, black and
navy, copper riveted, with bib and
suspenders; per pair t)v
Ladies' white gloves, a-snap button, cor
rect style for the season; SPECIAL, ij
per pair 4uw
Goat and mule gloves, for men and
women, boys and girls, SPECIAL,
A word about HOSIERY and UNDER
WEAR the counters are always crowded.
During this sale you can save money
sufficient to supply your wants for a year
in small wares.
VISIT OUR PLACE POLITE AND PROMPT ATTENTION.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Portland Trust Co.. to F. K. Park,
lot 12. block 15, Williams Av add.. 6J3
Seth D. Willis et al to E. L. Thomp
son, 193 acres, sec. 24, tp. 1 s . r 1 e. 2600J
Ira O. Shattuck to A. w. Johnson,
lots I, 2. block 1, Vanaeheek's add
to Mt. Tabor 5W
Edw. Backstrand to Alfred Aim, n.
15 feet of ne4 sec 18. tp. 1 s., r. 4 e. 10
L. Jannin and wf. to Wm. S. Lauth
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N. M. and L. M. Davis to L. Janln.
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R L. Babln and wf. to 8. A. McDan
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L. H Boise et al to F. S. Grant. eV4
lots' 7, 8. block 289, Hawthorne Purk 125')
Alfred L. Beebee to McKInnon dro
cery Co., lot 8. block 241 Kat
C & M Glldden to K. A. Martin, lot
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1 Chief Clerk Gllnes of the Northern Pa
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1 from a brief sojourn at Seaside. He says
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und escaped In order to avcld starvation.
; lie admits that although he enjoyed
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Ladies' and misses' sunbonnets. laundrled.
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Boys' percale shirt waists, " "Mothers'
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see our great leaders at 75c and 95c
Silk and lace mits Just the thine for
warm weather 15c, 35c 50c and 75c pair.
Ladies' and children's parasols and sun
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