The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, January 14, 1904, Page 6, Image 6

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    TIIE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL PORTLAND. THURSDAY EVENING. 'JANUARY 14, 1964.
SAMPSON: MEDAL .
RECEPTION TO
HE BURNED TO DEATH
IN HIS AUTOMOBILE
FOR PORTLAND BOY
PAYABLE TO SELF
VISITING LADIES
HADE MUCH SAFER
THEATRE
BEING
IADE
BLANK CHECK
4:5
A. L. U'PABDEH CKABGED WITH
rOKOEBT BT .(" TILLOTSOH
AHB-' AX&ESTED ACCUSES
CLAIMS HE MADE OUT CHECK
TOR WAGES SITE HIM.
That his arrest on a charge of forgery
Is due simply to a misunderstanding: a
to the amount of -wages due him is the
ftatement made by A. I McFadden,
trho was arrested at Toledo. Or. Tues
day. In charge of Detective Frank Snow,
McFadden was brought back to Portland
last hlsht, and this morning he was
arraigned in the police court on a charge
preferred by J. B. Ttllotson, who ac
cuses him of cashing a check for $360
"which belonged to another person, Mc
Fadden's counsel.- F. 6. Thornton, asked
for a continuance, and his hearing was
set for Saturday. , Bail was reduced to
11,000 and thlsafternoonthe prisoner is
t'omraunlcating with friends at Albany
in the hope of securing his release. -
rr Tfrnirttrnff "rurqultr AugusTl 7 tastr
McFadden for a number , of years had
been employed as bookkeeper for Tillot-son,-
who is a bridge contractor. Ac
cording to Mr. Thornton, McFadden was
ulso paymaster and had the right to fill
out checks, they being signed in a bunch
by the head of the firm.
"When Mr. McFaddefi.left TUlotson'B
employ,' said Mr, Thornton, "he figured
that he was. entitled to 1350 in wages.
This we can prove by the ledger. " As he
bad done many times before, he simply
lilled out the check and cashed It There
-was nothing wrong about it. The ledger
will, verify the amount due him, and
this is what he drew by. means of the
l,eck.. McFadden did not run away and
lias relatives at Albany.. He has lived
here for a number of years and wss
.employed for some time by Mr. TUlot-
0I1,
PRESS SMOKER .: '
AND VAUDEVILLE
- Everyone had the "Jerryslmpsonltls"
at the press smoker at the Quelle last
right, and from crawfish to , "Till We
Meet Again" those assembled about the
festive board enjoyed themselves. -
The entertainment was under the au
spices of the press committee of the
livestock convention, and much' of the'
enjoyment of the evening was contri
buted by local vaudeville talent.
Col. James Jackson presided, with E.
M. Brannlck, chairman of the local re
orptlon committee, . on ; his right and
Jerry Simpson of New Mexico on his
left. :7Other prominent- guests were
President John W. 8prlnger of the Na
tional Livestock association. A. L. Craig,
general passenger agent for the Oregon
Railroad ft Navigation company; Col.
Ij. F. Wilson, vice-president of the In
dependent Packing company, and C. E.
Stubbs of Denver. - About 60 local and
visiting , newspaper men were present.
The program opened at 11 o'clock-and
was not concluded until long after the
hour set by Chief Hunt for the retire
ment of all good people.
The actors entertained with songs.
dancing and Story,, and even Manager
Bar net t himself mounted the stage and
sang.;' " ', .
Mr. Simpson convulsed the guests
with his wit, and referred to the repre
sentatives 'Of the press as his best
friends and the men who had given him
what little fame he had. Of .truthful
ness he said: "Boys, tell ttte truth
whenever you get the chance. ' But not
too -much. Always -bear in mind the
chuck' wagon and don't fall bfack from
it." ""
CHIEF DON'T KNOW
ABOUT LOTTERIES
"If there are any lottery games In
Operation, the police have been unable
to secure any evidence of It" said Chief
of Police Hunt today, when asked as to
the rumor that the Chinese had again,
begun to sell lottery drawings.
The chief reiterated his statement of
last week that the current rumor had
reached his office and that the matter
bad been placed in the hands of Captain
Moore for Investigation. Some of the
Chinese have asserted that the game Is
not lottery but a new Invention which is
very harmless.
Since the police raided the Chinese lot
1 terles last September, and the courts up
hold the anti-lottery laws, the Chinese
' have confined themselves to poker, fan
Ian and 21 games, which are permitted,
and for which the proprietors are fined
, monthly. But the lottery has a great
fascination for the Celestials and the
report is that several secret games have
' recently, been started.
THESE HIGHWAYMEN
ARE DISAPPOINTED
. As A. Perquist had nothing the two
.fiighwaymen who held him up last night
- necured no money or valuables for their
lalns.
Mr. Perquist, who lives at 490 Broad
way,' was on his way home at 10:20
p. m. Two men stepped from a dark
j lace at t'nion avenue and East Everett
street. They commanded him to hold
up his hands, and the victim did not
object, for he knew the thugs would
not be rewarded. After making a thor
ough search gf his person to make sure
llmt Perquist had no money or Jewelry
with him. he was permitted to contlnuo
homeward.
The matter was reported to the po
lice, but as the holdup occurred on a
very dark corner the victim was unable
10 give sny description of his aBSail
HntS. .
MAHI2TE VOTES.
Since the river has , risen to a good
beating stttge the steamer Mascot of the
Kamm line is again making regular
trips to La, Center and other Lewis river
points.
.! Steamer, Ltndauer . sailed this ' after
noon with a lumber cargo for San Fran-
Astoria, Jan. 14. Arrived, schooner
Viking, 9:30 a. m.
, San Francisco, Jan. 14. ; Sailed
' Mcumcr Mabel Gale, for Portland,
XUBOEBE9 TOUHO'S XHTEBE8T.
John' Miller, administrator of the cs
tate of Albert Young, who wss killed by
David Van llouten on December 20, hss
axkert the county ewXrt for permission to
")) ' Young's Interest In the ' North Pa
rliic saloon, at Twenty-third and Savior
Mtreet; t private sale. Young owned a
balf Interest In the saloon which Miller
. thinks Is of the value of "
Clarence Telle, agent of the Oregon
News company, has received from .the
Washington headquarters of the naval
department a Sampson medal for sery
ices while with the IT. S. S. 8. Oregon
In the Santiago campaign. The medal
Is a bronse disk bearing on one side In
bas relief the head of Admiral Sampson
and-tmhe-trther"-itftvrle'-trjpped-t&
the waist serving a 13-inch gun. with. a
surmounting bar bearing the .name of
the receiver.
Mr. Tetk enlisted at Mare Island, San
Francisco, in 1896. and was one of the
first men to be assigned to the Oregon.
In company with two other Portland
boys, C. IL Williams and Fred Nelson,
Mr. Yelk sailed with the Oregon on her
record-breaking voyage around the Horn
to Cuban waters, and was on the ship
that memorable day when she crossed
the equator, the first modern battleship
to perform this feat.,
DEPARTMENT STORE
- UNDER DISPLEASURE
' (Journal Special Serriee.) ,
Sbokane. Wash.. Jan.-14. The public
safety committee held a session this
morning and ordered changes In the
Palace department store building and in
the Crescent department store build
ing that will cost a smatl fortune to
make. The Palace building was con
sidered In the worst shape by the com
mittee, and many changes were de
cided upon by It They recommended
two stairways four feet wide, leading
from the basement' to the street on the
east side Of the building; One fire es
cape on east side of the building and
one on the north side with balconies ex
tending the entire length of the build
ing on second and third stories, four
feet wide, -connected with iron stair;
ways: all -doftra must open out, and the
door at the north end of the basement
Is i to be fastened with a bar during
the daytime. The boiler-room Is to be
enclosed with either an eight-Inch brick
wall or steel partition; also a m-inch
hose, with reel and nossle placed In the
boiler-room; also a second standpipe In
the building and at least three Are ex
tinguishers on each floor.
At the Crescent building the im
provements ordered were not so exten
sive. - A fire escape Is to be placed on
th south side of the building, with bal
conies four feet wide on second and
third floors, extending along the front
so as to take In at least three windows;
balconies are to be connected with Iron
stairs; fire escapes must be placed .on
the east side, with balconies lour lect
wide on second and third stories, con
nected with Iron stairways. The Main
avenue building Is to be equipped with
fire escapes according to the city ordi
nances and all doors must open out.
The committee examined the Club
building this morning and will make ii
number of recommendations, - among
which will be that some way be de
vised so that fire escapes can be reached
In case of fire. From the Club build
ing the committee proceeded to the
Hotel-Epokane.Bomeopenlng will have
to be made on that building so that
First avenue can be reached more eas
ily. ,.;r',,v
i
LEAPS FROM THIRD
STORY TO ESCAPE
Since being committed to the Boys' and
Girls' Aid. Society home last week, Os
mund Heise,, the 12-year-old horsethief
who, with another lad,- established a
livery stable of stolen horses In an east
side vacant shed, two' weeks ago, has
twice escaped from the Institution.
Both times the wayward lad, who Is a
very small boy for his age but of un
usually Intelligent appearance, has been
caught, but Officer Hawley decided to
take no more chances with him and this
morning surrendered him In the police
court. - -
Last night the lad Jumped from a three
story window, taking his life In his
hands, but he was not Injured.
The boy's father and a representative
of a Lutheran college at Richmond, Ind.,
wanted Judge Hogue to let them take the
lad to that institution. -
The judge thought It a better plan to
commit the boy to the Oregon reform
school, and took the case under advise
ment '
PRESIDENT WHITCOMB
ARRIVES IN PORTLAND
President H. F. Whltcomb of the Wis
consin Central railroad, arrived from the
East this morning, and spent the day at
the home of J. A. Clock. Pacific coast
agent of the company. Mr. Whitcomb
Is making the Western trip to build up
his health, and his visit In the city has
no business significance, according tc
local representatives of the road. Presi
dent Whitcomb will remain in the city
for several days". .
The Wisconsin Central Is one of the
few remaining Independent lines, and so
far as Is known the road Is not even en
tangled In close traffic arrangements
with any one line. The Central operates
between St. Paul, Milwaukee, Ashland
and Chicago, and maintains head offices
at Milwaukee. Most of its officers, In
cluding Tresldent Whitcomb, are Mil
waukee men. Though Portland Is the
chief coast office, the company hat
agents st Seattle, Tacoma. and Spokane.
SIX MONTHS FOR
THIS CHINESE KID
"Six months In the county jail, and
next time it will be six years," said
Judge Hogue In the police court this
morning.
Little Yee Dock only smiled a sickly
smile as he walked away to begin his
time. He was thinking of the four, fat
pullets he had stolen yesterday from
tho yard of F. A. Daily. 49 East Twelfth
street. "
The diminutive Chinaman had been In
trouble before. He admitted to the
court that once upon a time he stole four
chickens, but said he did not know It
was wrong until last night when he
landed in Jail.' When seen in the Daily
henyard he was thrusting the live fowls
Into a sack, and when he ran away Mr,
Daily pursued and caught hlm.i
STOLE EES HUSBAHD.
(Journal ''Hpucial Service.)
St. Louis, Jan. 14. After being out 12
minutes the special Jury In the $25,000
damage suit of Mrs. Jessie Lane Born
gresser, against her husband's parents,
returned a verdict for $5,000. in favot;, of
the piBlntirr. bne cnargea aerendnnt
with alienating the affections of her hus
band. Harry Bomgrosser, who Is now a
resident of Portland, Or. The case wss
on trial three days and will be appealed,
Mr. Yelk served on the Oregon up to
the tlmwyjf the battle of Santiago and
worked a six-inch gun on the . super
structure during the chase after the
fated Spanish ships, when the ore'
gon alone of; all the battleships kept
close to the heels of the fleeing Spanish
vessels without waiting for support or
seeking to pick up the easily captured
boats left In the chase. ''.'"""'
Mr.'Yeik was later sent to New -fork
on the Oregon- and vthen was t again
shipped on the boat in company , with
the Iowa through the straits-bound for
the Pacific At Peru the Iowa was dis
abled and was sent ' back for repairs,
but the Oregon continued her journey
and went to Manila via Hawaii and
Guam. After arriving at the Philippines
Mr. Yelk was discharged and after three
years of service left in April, 1899. for
his home. From the time he Joined the
Oregon until he left hT In Manila the
ship traveled 45,000 knots.
CHINESE CADETS
ESCORT VISITORS
Major W. B. Moy,' commanding the
cadet corps of the American-born Chi
nese association, with. IS of -his soldiers
in uniform, -last night acted as guide and
took nearly 1,000 convention visitors
through Portland's Chinatown. Fire
crackers cracked and bombs boomed in '
honor of the white guests, and for three
hours the stores, Joss houses, restaur
ants, and even private dwellings of the
Celestials In Second street were filled
with sightseers.
Many pretty, compliments were paid
the blue-clad Chinese soldier boys for
their gentlemanly conduct and obliging
manners. The visitors .and -delegates
who cared to visit Chinatown assembled
at their several hotels at 8:30 o'clock
last night Major Moy's men escorted
parties of from 12 to 60 to Second street
and after explaining the sights returned
with them to the hotels.
Second -street was thronged with peo
ple from Taylor street to Pine, and aside
from the parties escorted by the guides
there were fully 1,600 other persons on
hand. After the cadets 1 had finished
their work a number of them were en
tertained at dinner by Captain Seid
Back, Jr., second In command of the
battalion.
The guides last night were: Major
W. B. Moy, Captain Beld Back, Jr., Sec
ond Lieutenant Harry Ding. First Ser
geant Chin Lung, Sergeants Harry Wong
Quong, Lee You and William Lai; Cor
porals Harry Ling and Chin Yoke; Pri
vates Low Gun, William Goe, Sid Park
Norn, Lee Chong, , Go Shung, Jeu Way
and Hou Man Sing.
The American-Born Chinese associa
tion numbers about 100 members, a ma
jority of whom were born In Portland.
The organization - has well-fitted club
rooms in Second street, and the mem
bers congregate once each week for the
purpose of drill and social Intercourse.
ON TRIAL FOR HER
HUSBAND'S DEATH
(Journal Special Service.) f
San Francisco, Jan. 14. Harry Bow
era, the brother of Martin Bowers, took
the stand today against Mrs. Martha
Bowers. -He told about several visits
he paid, to- his brother's home just be
fore the lutter's death. At each visit he
saw Mrs. Bowers give her husband med
iclne but did not learn its character. He
said that on several occasions, under the
direction of Mrs. Bowers, he gave the
sick man some pills. He understood the
pills were to li prove the action of the
heart. Bowers is of the strong opinion
that his brother was given poison.
William Meyer, a saloon-keeper, tes
tlfled that Mrs. . Bowers 1 and Patrick
Learvy came Into his place t'-e afternoon
of Bowers' death and took a drink and
then went down to Bower's home.
Mrs. D. D. McCallum of Portland, Or.,
testified that she was at Bowers' homi
when Bowers was introduced to Learvy.
He told Learvy he had heard of him be
fore, and did not seem to be pleased at
meeting him. '
PETITIONS FOR
REPAIRS TO DYKE
Petitions requesting the Immediate re
pair of the Deer Island dyke, by the
United 8tate engineering department
are being circulated by the transportation
companies of the Columbia river. The
petition cites the fact that since the
partial washout of the dyke, during the
freshet of last June, river navigation has
been greatly Impeded by the numerous
sandbars that have formed in the chan
nel. The petitions will be presented to
MaJ. W. C. Langfltt.
Resolutions Indorsing the Immediate
need of the repairs will probably be
adopted by the chamber of commerce. A
committee of river men has laid the
matter before that body, and an investi
gation Is being conducted by the naviga
tion committee. -
GRANGE WORKING
FOR PORTLAND
The work of the officials of the Oregon
and Washington Patrons of husbandry,
who are holding a session at the Esmond
hotel will be completed this evening.
During the forenoon meeting a letter
was written and sent to the national
officers of the grange, asking the Induce
ments they considered fair in order to
bring the next national convention to
Portland. When this reply is received
an effort will be made, to arrange for the
gathering here next November.
The National grange has a member
ship of over 600.000. In Oregon alone
it is over 6,000 strong and in Washing
ton and adjacent states it is building up
fast. The farmers of the East will at
tend by the hundreds. They are all anx
ious to see the West snd look over op
portunities for settlement in this coun
try, , - , .
ASKED TO ASSIST
IN FORMING COUNCIL
A communication has been addressed
to each of the building trades unions
requesting them to send delegates to a
meeting to be, held in the engineers'
hall next Tuesday night for the purpose
of assisting in the organisation of a
building trades .council. This action
was taken last night at a meeting of
the ' committees which . have had the
yearly agreement proposition In hand.
The proposed council will Decomposed
of delegates from all the unions and it
Is explained that a conservative policy
will be pursued. ,- .
HOTEL PAJtLOBS . BOWEHS , . OV
rLOWEXS,' 70LXAQB AHS ELEC
TRIC LIGHTS DELIGHTFUL
MUSICAL PBOGBAH BOMB OT
', THE COSTUMES OP THE "LADIES.
The reception given yesterday to the
visiting" ladies of the National Llvestocjc
convention by the ladies of Portland was
delightful. From 3 to S o'clock the par
lors and corridors of the Portland hotel
were thronged with beautifully gowned
women. Perhaps': never In the social
history of Portland has yesterday's re
ception been eclipsed.
Bsautlfnl Dsooratlona. : '
The parlors, pleasing to the eye at all
times, ' had been transformed . by . artis
tic skill 1 1nto bowers of foliage and
flowers. There was a profusion of
palms. Interspersed with potted ferns.
Everywhere were banked branches,- of
holly and Oregon grape. There . were
garlands .of smilax studded with tiny
electric lights of green and white, fes
tooned ceilings and walls, and twlnd
aboyt the stately columns were grape
vine hurfg with large branches of flam
ing Tokay grapes. Around the room
carnations were scattered, and here and
there calltt lilies and La France roses
met the eyes.
Refreshments were served in the grill
room, which was decorated, entirely with
calla lilies. --. : . " ;i- ..
Hecelvliig the Guests.
The guests were announced by a but
ler to Mrs. Charles F. Martin, wife of
the secretary of the National Livestock
association, and by her presented - to
Mrs. Rose Hoyt chairman of the recep
tion committee, who in turn presented
the guests to Mrs. A, L, Craig, who stood
at the bead of the receiving committee.
and were afterwards received by the
ladies of the reception committee. :
Muslo was furnished during the after
noon by a stringed orchestra hidden from
view. -
The Musical Program.
One of the most pleasing features of
the afternoon's entertainment were the
musical numbers rendered by Mrs. W.
A. T. Bushong, Miss Camella Barker and
Mrs, Walter Reed,
Mrs. Bushong's rendition 6f Greene's
"Sing Me to Sleep" was sympathetically
received 'and she was obliged to respond
to an encore. Miss Barker's violin selec
tion. "The Holy City," was played with
great feeling and received applause. Mrs.
Reed, in prfect voice, sang Hasting's
"My Love Is Like a Red. Red Rose."
which highly pleased all hearers.
Sous of th Costumes.
" Mrs. Charles F. Martin of Denver was
was attired in black silk grenadine.
Mrs. Rose Hoyt, a Worth creation of
pearl gray silk. -
Mrs. , Governor1 Chamberlain, white
wool crash, trimmed with point lace.
Miss Williams, champagne gown of
nun's veiling, ' hand embroidered.
Mrs. A. L. Craig, green silk.
Mrs. G. W. Bates, green gown of
Egyptian crepe, trimmed with Irish point
lace. .....
Mrs. Wortman, beautiful gown of light
tan liberty silk.
Mrs. Ernest Bross, white London
twine, with lace. ,
Mrs. J. W. Hill, champagne berea.
' ' Mrs. W. A. Mears, black brocaded vel
vet, . - ; i .. ' -:-
Mrs. Colonel Jackson, pale blue mouse-
lln over silk.
Miss Spauldlng, maize silk trimmed
with silver medallions.
Mrs. John Sparks, wife of the gover
nor of Nevada, dark blue cloth with
furs.
Mrs. C. L. Stubbs of Nevada, gray
crepe de chine.
" Mrs. Ferrault of Boise. Idaho, light
tan crepe with lace trimmings.
Mrs. Blair Scott, blue silk with lace
trimming.
Miss Robinson, white etamine trimmed
with lace , and medallions.
Mrs. Lamberson, white voile over
silk.
Mrs. H. A. Merrick, cream and brown
silk with ecru lace and steel trimmings.
Mrs. John Gill, white silk crepe, t
: Mrs.' C. J. B Malarkey, cream lace
over white silk.-
Mrs. Millls White, silk with point lace
trimming.
Mrs. Gwalne, goblin blue silk crepe.
Some of the visitors present: Mes
dames Hodgson, Burroughs, Sanborn,
Peters, Labertore, Schalf, Mlffley,
Stackpole, Miss Stackpole, Smith, Betts,
Robinson, Farnsworth, Barker, Bode,
Holman, - Pease, Morris, Morris, Farns
worth, Morro, Farnsworth, Barker, Raf
ferty, Braden, Gilbert, Beldlng, Hlnton,
Ketchum, Hardy, 'Lownsberry, Kentry,
Chalmers, Leonore, Mosher, Roberts,
Bunneway, Mllner, Hall, Cahaley, Ridge,
Obendorff. Strong, Vandyke, Sharp.
Grlndstaff, Lockwood, Bartholomew, Lu
cas. Randell, Lawton, Townsend, Bauil,
Durkhelmer, Archer, Eldrldge, Winkler,
Cronwell, Luny, McGregor, Stinger,
Prudhomme, Norden, Smith, McGreg
ors, Peterson, Jessie, Splan, McGregor,
Martin, Sage, Payne, Sharp- Webster,
Gilbert, Lamberson, Bergen, Crane, Nes
bith, Bradley, Barton, Kerts, Galloway,
Gerrault, Carlock, Corchran, Dunlway,
Grayson, Kohn, Savage, Savage. Zell,
Wlgel, Plummer. White, Myers, Hexter,
Kahn,- Goldsmith, Johnson, . Burkhardt,
TUser, Dohn. Peters,- Murro. Baurodt,
Byles, Mallard, Oilman. McKnight, Knol
ton, Dick, Sparks, Stubbs, Roberts,
Reed, Bush, Bateman, O'Brien, Stanley,
Bernard, Woodwarth. Rafferty, Stocklng
berg. Page, Cole, McCarty, Thompson,
Mulkey, Carruthers, Price, Wood, Hough
ton. Root. Manning. Cahalan, Manter,
Wright, Kimper, Leechcrest, Hawkins",
Cordray, O'Conner, Krouse, Hintbn, Miss
Hlnton, May, Root, Beach, Llvesley,
Runyan, Brookes, J. Goldsmith, R.
Goldsmith, Ketchum, Cole, McKlnetry,
BIG SAILING FLEET
ARRIVES IN RIVER
A big fleet of schooners reached As
toria this morning, being assisted up the
coast by the recent windstorms. A
three-masted ship also arrived at 10:45
and another three-master was sighted
at about 20 miles to the north, evidently
trying to make her way up to the mouth
of the river. It Is surmised that she
was carried out of her' course by the
gale.-
At the local weather bureau It is re
ported that the storm has spent itself
and the weatner Is again favorable all
along the coast. It Is also reported
from the same source that the Wil
lamette river Is no higher than it was
yesterday afternoon, and there is no Im
mediate danger of high water. There
Is only about a 10-foot rise, .
BIGHT HA ITS TOBB OTP.
(.lournil Hpeli1 Service.) , -Albany,
Or., Jari. 14.-Johu Bruckman,
ah electrician here, ttiad his right hand
torn, off about. 8 . o'clock - this morning
while working with the machinery, at
the light station. He was alone at the
time, and it Is not known, just how the
accident occurred, v
?--.;' ' ' ,., "' '.- i
' . Los Angeles, Jan. 14. C L. Caldwell,
who disappeared In his automobile Jan
uary S, was found dead ,, today In a
lonely field . some distance from the
Compton road. Just south of this city.
The automobile had been consumed by
fire from an explosion of gasoilne, pre
sumably. and Caldwell's body was found
lying across the front of the vehicle.
burned to a blackened and cnarrea mass.
A supposition is that Caldwell, who
left ' Los Angeles at 8 o'clock on the
night mentioned, lost his way, -and the
JUDOB CLELAJTO COMPELS MBS.
ABDXBSOir TO 'PBODUCS OUT
PHELPS' ZHPAVT CKZLB XX COUBT
HEXT TUESD AT OH TAIlrATHEB
pebil. 'y '' '.iV;
Guy' F. Phelps, a well-known resident
of HlllsbQro, filed a petition in the state
circuit court this morning asking for a
writ of , habeas corpus directed to Stvart
and Anna Anderson and requiring them
to surrender .the possession of his daugh
ter, -Onneatte ; Naomi Phelps, aged 17
months. '.: -.
Phelps alleges that May 16. 102, he
became a father and a widower. He
gave the infant to Mrs. Anderson, us
maternal aunt, for care and paid for
such attention. The Andersons, he
says, have become attached to the girl
and refuse to give him permission to
see her or to take possession of her.
Judge Cleland Issued the writ and made
it returnable January 19, at 2 p. m.
The Andersons live at 786 East Madi
son street. Mr. Anderson is a car-'
penter. V:-
CONTRACTORS APPEAR
IN MUNICIPAL COURT
Several days ago City Engineer El
liott determined to compel contractors
to discontinue using, the streets for
dumping grounds. Accordingly Officer
Llllls of that department was sent out
ith Instructions .to enforce the ordi
nances. He arrested two or three con
tractors on a building at Seventh and
Couch streets, and when they were ar
raigned each laid the blame on the
others. Accordingly 8 E. Maxon, G. S.
Jackson, William Pfunder and Charles
E. Lucas were all accused of being re
sponsible for the nuisance. After all
had told their story tn the police court
today the cases against Maxon and
Jackson were .'dismissed, but Judge
Hogue Issued peremptory orders to
Pfunder and Lucas to appear for sen
tence tomorrow- and - inthe meantime
to either clean away the obstruction or
suffer the consequences.'
Another case brought by Officer Llllls
was against A. E. Elrath and W. F,
Ryan, contractors on a new building at
Seventh and Ankeny streets, who were
charged with a similar offense, Ryan
was discharged, but as Elrath did not
appear his ball of $5 was forfeited. A
bench warrant was Issued for his ar
rest. .
"ONLY A WAITER;"
THEN A BIG ROW
"Now Isn't it a fact that the whole
trouble arose because Jones called Tem
ple ton a waiter and tried to lord It over
hlmr asked Attorney John F. Logan
of Mrs. A. E. Jones when she occupied
the witness stand in the police court to
day. - -i - - - -'-
Mrs. Jones indignantly denied it Mrs.
Jones said that she, her husband and
Miss Allen entered House's restaurant
Tuesday night. They ordered rasp
berry and blackberry pie, but Templeton
brought some other kind of pie.
' "We rang the bell off and on for IS
minutes, but there was no answer," said
Mrs. Jones, - "Then .Templeton came In
excited and swore at us. My husband
said for him not to get fresh for he was
only a waiter. Then he went away and
returned with a big revolver with which
he threatened to blow my husband's
head off."
"Well, Isn't your husband 'only a
waiter,' too?" asked Attorney Logan.
Mrs. Jones admitted that he was.
The case was continued until Tuesday,
as Templeton wanted time to subpoena
witnesses, :
TEXAS AND OTHERS
TO THE SEASIDE
The' Astoria and Columbia River rail
road will carry, several hundred visiting
stockmen to Seaside Saturday, whether
ths conventlqn decides to go as a body
on such a trip or not.
Many of the. Inland delegates have ex
pressed their Intention of getting a good
look at the Pacific and several large
parties have : entered into negotiations
with the company for a special rate and
service next Saturday. As planned, the
round trip will be made In one day, and
the local officials expect to so arrange
their schedule that the crowds can be
given a day's outing and then returned
to Portland Saturday night. , To do this
the train may have to be held for one-
half an hour or more. At the local of
fice of the A. &' C. this morning several
delegates, representing parties of 10 or
12, 'made final arrangements sod most of
the Texas visitors will make the trip
on Saturday.
"They tell me," remarked Jerry Simp
son, "that John W. Springer wants to be
vice-president of the United States,
never knew before that the retiring presl
dent of the National Livestock association
wanted to bury himself completely from
the public eye." . j
BOBEBTS, LA OBABDB BECEIYEB.
-Wuhincton Bureau of Ths Journal.
Washington. Jan. 14. Senator Mltdli
elf was,' notified today by Secretary
Hitchcock that- the selection of . Albert
A. Roberts had been made 1 for receiver
of the La Grands land office and Is ap
proved and his nomination will be made
at once. ' --- - -,
LOUISE KEBABS IV COUBT.
Information charging . Louise Menard
with stealing 1190 from J. V. Hall on the
night of last December 21. was filed In
the state circuit court today. Louise
Menard entered Meier's .saloon. Second
and Salmon -streets, In .company with
Hall and Nora Jackson. A little later
Mait raissea nis money
HABEAS CORPUS FOR
INFANT
DAUGHTER
machine, becoming unmanagable In the
field where it was found, exploded di
rectly beneath the feet of ths driver
which rendered him unable : to escape
from the flames that followed the Ig
nition of the . gasoline. - -o
Mr, Caldwell left Edward Carson, the
former city auditor, at the corner of
Ninth and Main streets at 8 o'olock on
the evening of January 6, and told Car
son he was going direct, to his ranch,
near Compton and about -eight miles
south, of the city limits. . ;
SUIT AGAINST THE
CHIEF OF POLICE
E. C. LEWIS' $18,000 DAMAGE CASE
HOW OH TBIAL ZH THE CIBOUIT
COUBT DETECTIVES - HEBBIOAH
AVD SHOW ALSO DEPTHS AHTS
PED OH BAD POOD, i 'y-''
Onions that were onions. when they
came from' the -hands of the gardener,
and liver that .was' liver before It be
came unsalable on account of age, Is the
diet i which Edward C. Lewis alleges
was ,'put before -him by Chief f
Police Hunt during ; the 17 days that
he was a prisoner in the city Jail.
Lewis and Jerry Leslie were arrested
oh June 22 for the murder of Max Ca
lof, a-barrel dealer. He .was kept in
Jail 17 days before he was taken be
fore a committing magistrate. Shack
les were placed on his ankles and he
was compelled to eat the prison faro.
when Lewis was acquitted . of the
charge of .murder he brought suit for
damages in the sum of 815,000 against
Chief of Police Hunt and Detectives
John F. Kerrigan and Frank Snow. The
trial of the case was begun before Cir
cuit Judge George this -morning.
on the witness stand Lewis told the
same story that , he has . told before.
When he was rooming in a lodging-
house at Third and Burnslde streets,
June 22, he stepped out to get a can
of beer, and as he was leaving the
house a policeman arrested him. The
officers produced no warrant, and did
not tell him why the arrest had been
made. He was kept in a cell In the city
Jail five days, and then removed to the
third story of the jail, and Irons placed
upon his ankles to prevent him from
escaping.
"What did thoy give., you at your
meals?" asked John Dltehburn, who,
with John F. Watts,' Is acting as at
torney for Lewis, r- -r
"Bootleg for breakfast," responded
the witness.
"What Is thatr asked Henry E. Mc
Ginn, attorney for Chief Hunt.
"It consists," said Lewis, "of onions
that used to be onions and some stuff
that was supposed to be liver. The
onions were very soggy, f couldn't eat
the liver excepting when I was very
hungry.
"What did you get for dinner V
."Oh, a bum stew. But." he added as
a mitigating circumstance, "we got
cucumbers for dessert." . -; i.
Lewis said that during the 17 days he
was In Jail he tried to send a communi
cation to some attorney, but he could
not do ,so. He offered a map of bis
movements from the night of the mur
der until the time of his arrest to a re
porter with a request that it be handed
to the chief of police, but the reporter
told him that such communications
should pass through the hands of the
Jailer. - Shortly before noon the cross
examination of Lewis was begun by
McGinn. The trial will probably not be
finished before tomorow.
The Jury which Is trying the cass is
composed of George W. Lawrence, J.
B. Bridges, E. H. Bollch, G. H. Andrews,
H. S. Butterfield, M. C. Banfield. A. C.
Lohmlre," Charles J. Cook, A. P. Vail,
John E. Bennett, .William Lind and W.
H. Markell.
WOMAN SUFFRAGISTS
ADOPT RESOLUTIONS
This resolution was adopted last night
at a meeting of equal suffragists in ths
First Congregational church: .
"Resolved, That we appeal most re
spectfully to the honorable voters of
Oregon for their assistance in ' this
emergency, that we point with pride to
the noble record they made for us In
the June election of 1900, -when nearly
two-thirds of the counties of the state
gave us a majority vote on the equal
suffrage amendment; and ws are mor
ally sure that we will not now appeal
to them in vain for the opportunity we
seek to try, try again.
Resolved, That we respectfully In
vite notaries public to assist us by cir
culating our petitions and by taking
acknowledgments, without charge, of all
petitions that reach them.
"Resolved, That we rely upon ths
foresight and public spirit of the lead
ing men or Oregon, and we believe and
hope they will gladly Toilow the- ex
ample of our distinguished fellow suf
fragist, the Hon. Jefferson Myers, whose
resolutions before a national committee,
calling attention to the achievements of
the , 'Oregon country' tof .which four
states now enjoy equal suffrage), nave
resulted in so much good already In
advertising our forthcoming Lewis and
Clark fair to the world; and that we
proudly declare to all men that they
have but to give the patriotic, women
of Oregon an equal suffrage campaign
at this Juncture to create a furore of
free advertisement for our fair among
leading women everywnere.
TOLD OFFICERS TO
"GO TAKE A SWIM"
Military capes used by Portland po
licemen are a hindrance in a hand to
hand conflict was shown in the police
court this, morning when Patrolman
Anderson was testifying against J. M
Sloan and C. D. Wilson,
Sloan and Wilson .were on trial for
drunkenness. -Patrolmen Gibson and
Anderson arrested them at Third and
Davis streets Tuesday night after the
defendants advised the officer ' to "go
Jump in the river." ' Officer Gibson ar
rested Sloan, when Wilson seised Ander
son by the Utters uniform cape. Ander
son's hands were underneath and he
was almost- helpless Until he released
himself after a, struggle. Each man
was fined, 10 and ' lectured , by Judf
liogue.. . .
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TO JAIL POB HXHBTT DATS.
-Albert Gannon, who was Indicted for
asssult with Intent to rob C. K. Glfford,
a north end saloon-keeper, and who was
allowed to plead guilty to a charge of
simple assault. was sentenced to 90
days In the county Jail by Circuit Judge
Cleland this morning. .
XHYESTIOATIHQ COMMITTEE AC
TIVE IH THEIH WOBK OP EXAM
IHATIOH OP PBECAUTIOH TAXES'
h TOM PBOTECTIOH OP PUBLIC M
CASS OP PIBE.
Cordray's theatre was examined this
forenoon by the committee appointed by
the council to make an Investigation of
the fire protection afforded at that play
house, ... A. K. Benttey, the chairman of
the'committee stated that In each theatre-some
changes would be suggested,
the. full details of which will not be
known until the committee holds a meet
ing next Tuesday to compare notes and
make recommendations. The churches,
school houses, hotels, halls, and factories
will be investigated before the work is
completed, . Mr. Bentley expressed sat
isfaction that the managers of the thea
tres were .anxious to make any improve
ment which would Insure the safety of
their patrons and offer better "protection
to their property..
The turn In the stairs from the bal
cony to the Morrison street entrance
was not satisfactory to the committee, '
and will have to be changed. When the
work is completed every precaution that
suggests Itself for the safety of places
where people congregate will have been
observed. , .
Recommendations made for the lm
provement of Cordray's was the build
ing of an additional exit on the west
side. ..This was. contemplated several
months ago, but was not considered
necessary by the fire marshal. The
straightening out and -widening of sev
eral aisles, and the .erection'--of an out
side staircase also are' recommended.
A member of the committee stated
that In the Marquam a few changes
would be recommended. , Among them
would be a Sixth street exit from the
balcony. The straightening of the wind
ing stairs to the gallery and the open
ing of another exit from the gallery
into the halls of the Marquam build
ing. .
GETTING PETITIONS
READY FOR NAMES
President A. L. Mills, of the Direct
Primary Nomination league, has lost no
time In getting ready for circulation the
petitions for the signatures of the vot
ers of the state for securing the passage
of the'prlmary election. law. The com
mittee of five attorneys appointed to ex
amine the bill, and amend it if neces
sary, are also at work. Rapid action
is required, as the bill must be filed four '
months before election, . which - take
place in June. At Oswego, the Pomona
grange has taken up the work of circu
lating the petition. . .
DROPPED DEAD
FROM HIS CHAIR
, William Morgan, 75 years of age, felt
from his chair and died before a physi
cian could arrive at the reading room of
the Men's Resort, 66 North Sixth street,
yesterday afternoon, -The 'Old man had
been Janitor at the place for seven yeans
and was kndwn as a steady worker. For
some time he bas been growing feeble.
Dr. Candlani, who was called, decided
that paralysis of the heart was the cause
of death. - On his person was found 8429
in cash and checks, and numerous clip
pings from religious ma ratines. He
had no near relatives in this part ef the
country and It Is not known where his
family is, if he had any.
MASS FOR THE DEAD
IN CHICAGO'S FIRE
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Solemn requiem mass for the repose of
the souls of those -who died in the Iro
quols theatre fire in Chicago was said at
St. Mary's cathedral this morning.
.The church was well filled with people.
Father McDevltt was celebrant. Father
Kennedy deacon, and .Father Bolla of
Italy, sub-deacon.
The cathedral choir chanted the Gre
gorian mass. -,
The chancel was draped in black.'
CHIEFLY PERSONAL
Robert Burns, agent for the Oregon)
Railroad & Navigation company at Walla
Walla, Is In the city attending the live
stock convention. i
Ex-Chief of Police J. J. Kauffman oC
Walla Walla Is in the city attending the)
livestock convention. Mr. Kauffman IS
engaged In the meat business.
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durni raruma, w prominent wall at
Walla business man and Republican polU
tlclan. Is In Portland on business.
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, , XABXHB VOTES.
Astoria, Jan. 14. Outside at I a. m
a three-masted schooner and a three-masted-
baikentlne.
Sailed at 9:15 a. m., steamer Oregon
for San Francisco. . .. . t' .
Arrived at 9:20 a. m., a four-masted
schooner. . - ' .
Arrived down at -11:20 a, m., schooner
A. F. Coats. - ... , . --.'A
Callao, Jan 11. -Arrived, BrltlsiNjark
Saxon from Portland.
Ban Francisco, Jan. 14. Arrived at S
a. m., steamer Despatch from Port
land. - -
Astoria. Jan. 13. Sailed at 9 a. m.,
steamer Alliance for San Francisco and
way ports.'
Sailed at 11 a. m steamer Columbia
for Saa Franolaop('
Astoria, Jan. 14. Condition of the
bar it I t. m moderate; wind north
west; weather cloudy,
Astoria, Jan. 14. Arrived at 10;45,
three-masted ship. ' ,
Astoria, Jan. 14. Arrived at 10 two
masted schooner.
Astoria, Jan. 14. Arrived at 11:45, M
three-masted schooner.
Astoria, Jan. 14. A three-masted shin
sighted about 20 miles to the north.
HEIWTS ESTATE'S VALUE. ' :
The Inventory and appraisement or
the estate Of A. R. Helnu has been filed
In the county court showing a total of
I17.89S.49. of which $13,700 Is real
property in this county. The remainder
consists of the Interest of llelntx in the
Pacific; Iron Works.;
GEE BIHG IH JEOPABDT.
The 'trial of Gee Blng, a Chinaman wh
Is accused of having attempted to rs
sault 'Edna Hlgley, a li-year-old sir!
was begun before .Circuit Judge Sears
this morning. The esse will probably he
uuiiiiilv-u w uv jury mio IQ1S altemoon,
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