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Ths -Weather i
, Tonight and Saturday, cloudy, un-;
settled weather; probably occasional
rain; winds mostly southerly.
VOL. IL NO 243.
Residence of J. C. Flan
ders Cleverly Robbed
This Horning.
Secures, $15- From a Trousers Pocket
-"f:rrf landers Helped Tim
-.self, to Whisky-and
; Cigars.
A clever houseworker, a veritable Beau
Brummel in his tastes, visited the pala
tial 'home of J. Couch Flanders, 109
North Nineteenth . street, early this
:, morning. Although he showed remark
able perseverence in his painstaking ef
forts In getting into the dwelling and in
.... making a search for valuables, ha se
cured but )15 in money, a few cigars and
a drink of whisky. - ; v -'s
The work of the intruder marks him
- o an expert burglar. Falling to raise
any of the 'windows of the house bs
finally cut a V-shaped hole in the pane
and crawled through the opening. Not a
clue was .left but his muddy footprints
i on the carpet. -: - ' . '' -;
t was about 10 minutes to S o'clock
when Mr. Flanders was awakened by a
slight noise in his room. It was very
dark and at first Mr. Flanders thought it
was a dog. But his mind, was soon dls-
. abused of this Idea when' he heard the
burglar going through the pockets of his
trousers. . ...'::,:--..::"'
Mr. Handera Fools the Burglar. "
Having no weapon within reach, and
being under a great disadvantage, Mr.
Flanders resorted to strategy. At 'first
ne was lying on nis siae out ne noise
. lessly -turned over. Even then he was
unable to get a glimpse of the Intruder.
He feigned slumber and when the thief
: turned his electrlo searchlight full upon
the householder's face he did not suspect
that Mr. Flanders was awake. Patiently
the latter waited until the burglar com
pleted his search of the room. v
After the thief had entered the hall
Mr. Flanders shut the door of his room.
-called to his mother not to be alarmed
, and then commanded the night worker
' to get out This frightened the thief
who rushed down the stairs ana out 01
an open side door.
Ail 1 no trcuiwiia Mia vu,g, iiihuc n
thorough search of the occupant's cloth
' ing, finding 815 in the pockets. He even
' calmly helped himself to a cigar which
was in the vest.. Mr. Flanders did not
lose his watch, which he had under his
- pillOW. . : . - -
An investigation proved that the thief
i must have spent a long time in gaining
the front windows, trying nearly every
.-one leadlng'oft the porch. But he found
them- securely- fastened. - Out of one
pane cut a piece or glass near tne top
of the sash, unloosening the catch. But
in the Flanders' residence each window
: is also secured by a bolt and the thief
was unable to push this back. The win
dows show the marks of a crowbar.
Worked With Bucket of Hud.
' Trying a new tack the thief went to
the side porch, after going to the rear
and filling a bucket With mud." This he
plastered on the glass to deaden the
sound of cutting, which was evidently
done with a diamond cutter. In the up
per part of the pane the opening was
made In the shape of 'a V with the point
toward the bottom. This was fully
three feet above the floor. " The glass
was cut out in small pieces which were
found outside. That the 'thief bad a
pal is entirely probable as Mr. Flanders
Is certain he could never have squeezed
. through the hole alone without break'
ing the glass or Injuring himself. It is
also apparent that the .intruder was a
..small . could j&ot have entered
sjs he did. ,
Drank from a Decanter.
On the ground floor the fellow made a
m vmi run liu HCHrrn. ihihiiiiik n ih k m anil
reaus and dumping their content upon
- the floor.' lie even searched Mrs. Flan
der's work basket, but nothing of any
..value was taken. Non. of the rooms
were locked and he had access to every
apartment on the first floor. In a writ
ing desk he found a few postage stamps
and helped himself to the cigars in a
box. From a decanter he took a few
drinks of whisky, being so forgetful
as to fall to replace the stopper. Prior
to arousing Mr. Flanders, the thief ran
sacked another room in the second story
but he found nothing that he -wanted.
How long the burglar was on the
premises and in the house is unknown,
but it was a considerable length of time,
.' i The Chinese servant states that he
near a a nuine oui inuugiu it was a mem
ber of the family returning from a trip.
' That the man was an expert is Mr. Flan
ders' opinion and also that of the police.
The fact that he selected a window con
cealed from the street by shrubbery
upon which to work shows that he was
not exposing himself unneoessarlly. His
work tn cutting the window is that of a
good thief- and his precaution in deaden
ing the sound brands him as a flrat-class
, crook. -'
After the man left the house Mr. Flan-
. ders summoned the police and three offlr
rers were at once dispatched by Captain
Bailey. . The policemen could find ho
clues but made a -thorough Invest'lga-
. The Flanders are one of the pioneer
. families of Portland, Mr, Flanders Is
.a member of the law firm of Williams,
' Wribd. & Llnthloum. i . t -
(Journal Special SerTlc..) ' j
Toledo. Ohlo,"Dec."l. Mr. and MrsV
Hoi man; Nelhaus, wealthy and promi
nent people of Toledo, were cremated In
a tire at their homo yesterday.
Hope Is Given Up of a
Peaceable Settlement
with Russia.
High , Military leaders Confer and
- Active Preparations for Action
. Are Visible on War Ships
and at Army Barracks.
,' (Journal Spctal Serlc.)
Toklo, Japan, Dec 18. Popular senti
ment against Russia Is at a high pitch.
If the issue were put to a vote, thera
would be no hesitancy about a declara
tion of war.. Great pressure is being
brought to bear on the cabinet for the
immediate opening of hostilities. The
cabinet, is cool and steady In the face
of the crisis. ; - -'
Ne renly has been ' made to the com
munication from Russia, and in many
quarters it is believed to be a waste or
time to carry on any further negptla
tlons. The most' conservative element
declare that the adjustment of the con
troversy by diplomacy Is out of the
question, and the only, solution la view
of the past is a resort to arms.
, solitary Zieaders Confer.
' This morning Field Marshal Tama
gasta of the Japanese army, and Mar
quis Oyaraa, who led the forces of
Japan during the Chinese war, met with
Marquis I to, Count Matsukata, twice
premier of - the , country, . and Count
Inouye, a former ambassador to Korea.
After the session couriers were dis
patched to some of the outlying mili
tary posts and to war vessels in the
various harbors. Tha" ships at once
filled their bunkers with coal and made
preparations for instant action. At the
barracks the soldiers were put in shape
so that they could be moved without
delay. It is the- general impression
that the Japanese will take the aggres
sive when the. clash oomes. They con
sider they will at this time of the year
have many advantages in carrying on
the conflict which they would not have
during the summer season. Many of the
Russian vessels are now icebound In the
harbors of Northeastern Siberia, which
cannot be utilised for warfare at this
time. r
(Journal Special Berries.)
Washington, D. C, Dec. U. The sec
retary of the treasury submits today to
congress the recommendation of the
secretary of commerce that an appro
priation of $120,000 be made for the
establishment of a lightship off Oxford
reef, five miles north of Cape Blanco.
The light house board, which investi
gated the matter is of the opinion that
it. Hirht at fin. Rinnan be' continued
in addition to the establishment of the
light vessel. - : -
The secretary of war also submits
the report of the special board of en
gineers on the project for the improve
ment of Taquina Bay. "The board re
ports, that existing conditions do not
warrant continuing the improvement at
the present time, with the view to se
curing an Increased depth of harbor en
trance, but believes the existing works
.hmiiri maintains! and recommends
a.tvu.u - - -. . -
an appropriation of 125,000 for this pur'
(Journal Special SerTlc.) . .
. Salem. Or Dec. 18. John A. Carson,
western counsol of the Alaska Copper
ompany, returned today. He will to
morrow go to Portland to appear before
the chamber of commerce and urge the
encouragement of a steamer line from
Portland to Valdes toeonneot with the
Valdes railroad, which will be a big
thing for Portland trade. If Portland
does not accept, Seattle will be ap
proached. Carson's company is backed
by Havemeyer and other New Tork cap-
ltallsts. ? - y
. (Journal Special Serrlce.) , '
Washington, Dec. IS. The board of
architects of the treasury department
to decide upon the plans for the Ban
Francisco pbstofflce has selected those
of Eames & Young of St.; Louis. The
rbulldlng costs 11,600,000 and the firm
gets 176,000.
l (Journal Speolal Bn-Tloe.)
Vienna,, Dec IS. Reports received
hore say that large quantities of arms
and ammunition have been successfully
smuggled Into the Armenian districts of
southeastern Russia by Armenians and
all ,1s 'now in readiness for a general
Insurrection in Caucasus in the spring.
Mamma "Don't come in here, children! Run out and playrlike a good
' '1
Papa "Don't coma in here! Run
"I wondV why ever'body always
Ue Se District Judge Bellinger Sustains the De:
murrer to the Indictment in the Pension
Case of Thomas and Hosea Wood
Judgfe Charles B. Bellinger in the
United States district court this morn
ing sustained the demurrer to the in
dictment which charges Thomas A. and
Hosea .Wood with making a fraudulent
pension affidavit. Inasmuch as the facts
alleged to constitute a crime are not
provided fotf In the statute under which
they are brought The opinion in part
follows; . r, .
"It is alleged in the first count that
the defendants did feloniously wilfully
and knowingly make and procure to bo
made a false, forged and fraudulent
declaration and -aflluavlt fora wldo
pension, under the act of congress of
June 27, 1902, which false declaration
and affidavit pertained to and concerned
the pension claim of Mary E. Biles, and
was then and there a matter, within the
Jurisdiction of the commissioner of pen
sions of the United States.
"The alleged false and fraudulent af
fidavit Is set out in full in the indict
ment' The notary publio before whom
it was taken, in his certificate thereto,
Certifies that it was sworn to before
him on the ISth day of August, 1902.
The falsity of this affidavit is alleged to
be in the fact that the affiant did, not
appear before the notary and sign the
affidavit on the data mentioned. .
Por Purpose of Praod.
"The second count in the indictment
charges the defendants with knowingly
and wilfully presenting the affidavit set
out in the first count to the commis
sioner of pensions at Washington, for
the purpose of fraudulently procuring
a pension, ':,: '; r.'y-'' .
""The third and fourth counts are sub
stantially like the first and second, ex
cept that ' the alleged false affidavit In
those counts Is false in that it purports
'. . (Joaraal' Special Smite.)
Fort Leavenworth, Dec. 18.---A (thou
sand rounds of fixed ammunition for the
Twenty-eighth mountain battery arrived
today by express. The battery is now
prepared for Immediate caJLMf ordered
tu the isthmus: it will probably go via
San Francisco 1 for operations on the
western side.' ....v'i . "c
out and play, kids. Run along now."
wants us to run out and play. Iwonder why."
to have been signed on the 30th of June,
11)02, whereas in fact it was signed on
the 18th day of that month.
"Section 474S of the revised statutes,
under which the indictment is found,
provides that it shall be a crime to
wilfully or knowingly make or assist In
making any false or fraudulent affidavit
concerning a pension claim, or presents
or causes to be presented such, or to
present any pension voucher or . power
of attorney which bears a date subse
quent to that on which it was actually
signed or acknowledged." .
- Contained Ho False Averment.
ontiiiuTng, Judge Bellinger says: "It
does not appear that the affidavits al
leged to be false, contained any false
averment, or were not subscribed and
sworn tw before the officer named by the
person whose signature Is attached as
affiant, or that the persons whose names
appear as witnesses were not present as
certified;- The alleged falsity of the
affidavits consist, as already stated, in
the fact "that they were riot subscribed
and sworn to, in one case, on or near
the date named in the certificate, and in
the other .case, that such subscription
and oath, instead of being made on June
0. as certified, was made on the 18th
day of that month. . ,, .
"The false statement ; regarding the
date of subscription and oaths does not
malte tho affidavit a false or fraudulent
one. ; If the statements in the affidavit
are true it is not false, even If not sub
scribed to by the person whose affidavit
it purports to be.. In the latter case
the affidavit would be a forged' one, for
which the guilty party would be liable
under another statute."
Attorney John ,M. , Oearln represents
ther o-f es. "vJoha M. Hall appears for
the government. " '
, ' (Journal &Pclal Smlrt.) '
New Haven, Conn.,: Dec' 18. Armed
guards have been placed On the express
trains of the New York, New Haven &
Hartford railroad as a result of a let
ter received by the officials, ' Jn ,' which
the writer threatens to wreck and Tob a
train unless a specified sum pf -money
-be placed In a spot designated.
little girl and boy."
From th. Chicago Trlboae,
nrrzxsTATX cosuxbcs comns-
wats sABirnras axd rmzxaxT
1 Joornal Special Service.)
Washington, Dec. 18. The report of
the interstate commerce commission, is
sued today, shows returns for 201,000
miles of railway, approximately 98 per
cent of the entire mileage In th United
States. The gross earnings show nearly
two billion dollars, while the -operating
expenses are a billion and a quarter.
The earnings show an increase over
those of the previous. -j-ear of . about
thirty-four millions.
The report declares the Elklns law
beneficial, as It has checked many vio
lations. The freight rates show an in
crease, as there is no way In which ad-
kvances can be prevented. Some solution
hHBbeenmade or-therxansoupler prob
lem. , , .. . -".. .'.-. .
During the year 1(4 passengers were
kilted and 4.400 injured. Of employes
895 were killed and 6,400 injured. A
total of 1,068 killed and 10,800 injured.
(Journal Special Brrloe.)
- NewTbrlcDec. 18. The annual meeting
of the National Clvio Federation began
here .today. President Hanna presided
and Volney Foster, a Chicago manufac
turer, addressed the meeting this after
noon on the industrial question. Among
those present were John Mitchell. Bishop
Potter, " President Elliott of ' Harvard
university and Chief of Conductors
Clark. . ' -
. (Journal Sperlal Sorrtce.) "
. . Columbus, Dec. 18. -Governor Nash
today Instructed the attorney-general
to bring to punishment all the principals,
promoters and witnesses of the prise
fight between Ruhlln and Green, which
was pulled oft at Akron last night
Five hundred spectators were present.
(Journal JSprrtal .Servloe.J"'.'""
. St. .LouU, Dec. 18, Layina Egan of
Shreveport, La., was today elected sec
retary of the St. Louis exposition board
os lady managers. ,
Maiden Speech in Support
of Lewis and Clark
Fair Bill.
er Gains His Point and Papers
Co to' Postal Committee-
Morgan Resolulon of the
Panama Situation.
- Washington Bureau of Tha Journal.
Washington, Dec. 18. Senator- Ful
ton's maiden speech was made In the
senate today. His address occupied less
than 15 minutes and was entirely extern
poraneouB. He was listened to with
close attention and evidently made a
very favorable impression upon members
on both sides of the senate and at the
close of his remarks was congratulated
by many.
He reviewed briefly the historical
events connected with the acquisition of
the Oregon country, and tho growth of
its industries to their present bropor
tlons. He said that while the Lewis and
Clark exposition Is primarily to com
memorate a great historical fact yet it
will not deal entirely with the past.
. The United States has carried its
boundaries far beyond the Pacific coast,
and is now the greatest proprietor in
the Pacific seas. The people of the Fa
ciflo coast states . look forward to the
time when the commerce of the Pacific
will equal that of the Atlantic. With
the isthmian canal soon to be completed,
and an Increased trade developed in the
Orient, a great era of development Is at
hand."'"- v .;-"':t ":
It wilt be the function of this exposi
tion to bring together many people and
products of the Orient, and of our cpun
. tryand to benefit ojur entire, .nation, the
grfverhmenl has appropriated many mil
lions for expositions but never one dollar
for one in the PaclJic coast stated. Our
people do not complain of this and have
always approved such appropriations.
They jiow feel that with the beneficial
objects and purposes of the Lewis and
Clark exposition, the government would
be justified in appropriating the amount
asked for by the people of Oregon.'
Senator Perkins of California presided
over the Senate today in Frye's absence.
Dolllver presented a petition referring to
the Isle of Pines. Upon Lodge's objec
tion that it should be presented in se
cret session it was withdrawn.- In the
house about' 60 were present when it
opened.. Wanger of Pennsylvania of
fered a privilege resolution, calling upon
Payne to 'transmit to the committee on
postal expenditures all papers and re
ports in the postofflce Investigation.
Williams objected and asked time for
debate and to offer amendments. '.Wan
ger refused to commit himserf and said
the papers properly belonged to the pos
tal committee as It la authorised! by. the
rules of. the house to pass upon 'all ac
counts and report all abuses of ' appropriations..-
v.-',.-..'-'-. .
Senator Penrose offered a resolution
referring to the Turkish trouble, calling
on-the president to secure the convening
of the Berlin congress of 1878 to see
that the provisions of that treaty are
carried out It was referred to the com
mittee on foreign relations. Senator
Morgan offered a resolution bearing on
the Panama revolution-saying that the
president had no right, to use American
troops to prevent Colombia warring with
Panama. It went over.
Wanger's resolution was adopted by a
vote of 10 to 100. The bulk of the pa
pers are already in the hands of the com
mittee on postofflces.
(Journal Special SotTlce.) ,
Panama, Dec. 18. Arrangements were
made today for a cruiser to go to Car
tagena to conduct Minister Beaupre frorti
Colombia to Colon. No reaaon Is given,
but the presumption is that It is to give
Beaupre an opportunity to communicate
freely with Washington regarding af
falrst Bogota; : " -; V
(Journal Special Service.)
Rome, Dec. 18. It is reported that the
Gotti today handed the pope $7,000,000
in foreign securities as the legacy of
Pope Leo to his successor.
Washington Bureau of The Journal.
Washington, Dec. 18.r-8enator Hoar and
Editor . Bcott of ,the Oregonlan had a
lively tilt at the eapitol last evening,
which is the talk of the town. ' Scott and
Senator Mitchell were coming doWh from
the senate chamber in an elevate 'whan
Senator Hoar got on at the lower land
ing. MltchelK Introduced the two and
Scott reached out his hand. Hoar said:
"If you are the editor of the Oregonlan
t decline to meet you. Your paper printed
an unjust attack upon the late Senator
Morrill, at the. time of his death, to the,
Young Girl, Stolen From
Home, Lays Bare the
Story of Her Life. :
Bought Into Slavery by Moy Bun and'
Smuggled Into Country -by-Moy
Sam Sing Crimes Arc
- Outlawed.
'- Asserting that she was smuggled Into
the country to lead a life of slavery.
and anxious to expose those who are re- -
sponsible for fter downfall, Cbow Sheem.
the young Chinese girl who recently
escaped to the Chinese Rescue home,
has laid bare the story of her life. Her
confession not only brings to light the
workings of what the immigration of
nclals believe to be the boldest and most
desperate gang of smugglers and slave
traders, that ever operated on the Pa
cific coast, but furnishes as well, in
formation that would lead her betrayers .
to the penitentiary but for the fact, that
these crimes are outlawed by the three- .
year statute of limitations.
Moy Bun, who Is master of the slave
house at 228 Pino street,, this city, from
which Chow Sheem escaped, is pur- ,
ported to be chief actor in a plot which
took a young girl from her far away
Chinese home, and brought her to a Ufa
of slavery, He, is accused of buying the
girl from the' slave-traders of China,
and. assisting in gaining her fraudulent
entry Into this country. With him is
purported to have been assoctated his
cousin,. Moy Sam Sing,, a wealthy mer
chant of Seattle, who is accused of
falsely testifying that Chow 8heera was
his rightful daughter, and, of securing
her entrance into the country, on his own
daughter' eertlHcate of residence. For
the service he is alleged to, have r-
celved a large sum of money. . Cho'v
SheenVs statement was taken by Chinese
Inspector Barbour yesterday, and sha
will probably be deported by the immi
gration department ' f
' Wants to Betura to Hative xnd,
- Chow Sheem's determination to tell
her storywas brought about principally ,
by her desire to return to -her native
land. She now trusts that the authori
ties will deport her,- ant hoped also that
they might deal summarily with the
offenders who have made her life a
burden. : It is also probable that she was
Influenced by the fact that her former
owners were bending-every effort t
again secure her in their . possession. ,
Her desire to- tell the story was learned
by The Journal, and the Information
turned over to the proper authorities. As
the warrants were about to be issued it
was discovered that the crimes were
committed over three years ago, and
hence outlawed by the statutes.
Chow Sheem can remember but IlttlaA .
of the home of her birth and childhood.
She Jived ' with. ' her parents In the
Chinese province of Kwan St When
less than 14 years of age she was kid
naped by the slave-dealers and thrust
into a dungeon. ; Then for the first tlmev
she realised the fate that awaited hr.
After three months of weary confine- '
ment, she was sold to Moy Bun, who
brought her to America.
While her realization of incidents
surrounding her first landing, in Amer
ica' Is by no means clear, she Is posi
tive that she entered the country at Port
Townsend, between three and four -years
ago. There for the first, time
she saw Moy Say - Sing. She was
told to assume the name of Moy Gut
Yum and to identify Moy Sara Sing as
her father. She was also told to testify
that she formerly lived at a certain
street number in Chicago, and that she
was 11 years 'of age. ..As the result of
a aeries of beatings she had come to
realise that her: master's wishes were
her ow!jLandji!ie-dld.a4 j5h6waatold,-.
. The examination was sucessfully
passed and she was taken in charge by
her now master, Moy Bun. who gave her
the. slave name of Chow Sheem. She was
first taken to a slave house in, Taooma,
and later to Portland, after a municipal
campaign In the former city compelled
all Chinese to flee from its domuins.
A borrowing tale of the horrors of the
slave-pen- isld by-Chow 8heemrNnt "
infrequently, she says, Moy Bun would
suddenly appear in the midst of his slaves
brandishing an Iron bar - or a slab of
wood. WU.v a fiendish smile he would
start for the first one at hand and give
her a severe pummellng, an operation
which he termed 'Ticking his cats."
An examination of the records of the
immigration office at--. Port Townsend
shows that . Chow Sheem's story is cor
roborated in every detail.' The date of
(Continued on Page Nine. J
effect that, the senate paid his funrrftl
expenses,' when his family was Ul io
do this,, and I want nothing to do with
Its editor." ,
Boott explained that he had never " n
or hxard of the article In qiifHtlun, unit
If he had seen It bi-for.e It was prhiti-j
he would hve siipprHned It.
Senator Hoar rejolmxl: "That doi-s ant
matter," I ho(d you responsible.".
'. Then. the two turned bor-ks upon tui'
another and tho rvst of thi Journey i1oift
the elevator shaft was contiiaic-l l.-i