The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, February 25, 1904, Page 6, Image 6

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Jailer Jackson Holds' Young Norrlin for More
Than an Hour After Receiving Orders for His
" Release Wanted Authorities to Act
In direct defiance of an order of the
tate circuit court, young C. H. Norrlin
was held for an hour and a half tn eon-
fnemnt at the county jail yesterday.
The order of release, signed by Presiding
Judge Cleland was placed In the han:ls
of Jailer Damon; D. Jackson at 4:30
, o'clock yesterday afternoon by Marion
K. Johnson, clerk of the court. The
ho van not given his freedom until
6:B3 o'clock, and no move toward his
- telease-was-inado- uutll his benefactor.
Hert C.BbII of the Willamette Iron and
Steel .work was apprised of the facts,
and going to the prison, demanded that
. the order of the court bo honored. A
The -object In view in defying; ihe or
der of Judge Cleland was to hold Norr-
v Un until a' warrant could reacn hero
from Seattle for his arrest on some
h other charge, '
'. . The prosecution of Norrlin on a for
gery charge was dropped, because Mr.
. XSnll Interceded for him and offered him
i employment. The court believed he
t fhould be given a chance to redeem
1 Wmself. as he is only 22 years old. and
so far as known here, this is his first
, offense. " "
" When Clerk Johnson delivered lo
.4 Jailer Jackson the order of Judge Clc
. Unfl that the prisoner be released the
' latter was surprised. He had evidently
rot been informed of what had taken
place In court In the morning. He hur
ried to the telephone and told the So.
;t little authorities that if they wished
Norrlin arrested they had better "gel
: a move on," as an order for his release
if had been received. That Jackson acted
under orders ffom Sheriff Storey is
commonly believed, as he would not caro
to take such chances of being declared
While engaged in pounding each other,
B. M- Hooper and Carl Axen were ar
rested on the corner of First and Colum
; liia streets by Patrolman Shane late yes
, lerday afternoon. Axen.A who is a young
German, did not understand American
swear, words and Is said to have used
strange words In a reckless manner, while
Hooper, who did understand, proceeded
: to fight. Hooper paid to the clerk of the
; municipal court 110; Axen went his way
' lejoicing. '
"I been a German man and can no
(Jcmrnal Special Service.)
Toklo. Feb. 25. The Japanese foreign
office says that the last attack on Port
Arthur was not a failure and that the
Russians were premature In reporting
a victory, The Japanese claim that they
succeeded In blocking the entrance' to
-Ihe harbor and suffered no loss to their
torpedo fleet. The Russian reports are
declared to be colored --for the purpose
of keeping up the courage of the people
and for securing sympathy.
London, Feb. 25.--While the report of
the victory of. the Russians at Port
Arthur comes from official Russian
sources, it is not thought that Japan
Buffered injury. She may have failed
to All the channel with cruisers and
torpedo boats, but her fleet was not
-damages. It Is believed that Admiral
Togo is again attacking Port Arthur
today, both land batteries and the ships
receiving fire. Another large force of
Japanese is said to have been landed on
Korean soil. v ' .
May Use Then la the Con&lot With
' the Bnsslans. ....
San Franrlaco Bureau of Tb Journal.)
San Francisco, Feb. 25. The Ameri
can Aerial Navigation company of this
city claims they will be given a contract
to build four airships for the Japanese
government. The company , owns the
Oreth airship, that recently astonished
the people here by raising over the city.
J. O. Brubakec, fiscal agent of the Qreth
airships, said today:
"While matters have not reached a
point where I can say that we will build
four of these vessels for the Japanese
government, from negotiations that are
, now taking place and the satisfaction of
1 the Japanese at the terms we have sub
mitted to them, I think that I can
safely say that we wilt shortly be in re-
, ceipt of an order from the Japanese
government to put out four ships.
"We can construct four ships, or even
f more than that, In as short a time as we
rould one. At a rough estimate, I would
say that in 46 days the vessels would be
Teady for shipment. What takes the
time in constructing vessels is the dry-
' trig out of the silk. Aside from that,
the work can be rushed through.
"As on engine of defense in time of
' war, airships are destined to wield such
a tremendous power that the mere con
templation of its destructive force will
make wars between nations impossible.
"Two great powers equipped with
109 airships each would not dare en
gage in mortal combat; It would mean
nothing less than complete annihilation
"Say! Mr. Elephant, what will you
ttk to let our theatrical company
vat you for a bill boardf
guilty of contempt of court otherwise,;.
This occurred at 4:30 o'clock in the
afternoon. A half hour later, orrlln
not having been freed. District Attorney
Manning was notified. He said that. If
the iailer had the temerity to disregard
an order of Judge Cleland, one from
himself would be inoperative, and ad
vised that Mr. Ball be notified. When
the facts were communicated to the lat-
ter he hunied to the county Jail.
"Has Norrlin been -released?"-lie-que-
"No; h is here yet," replied Jailer
"I understand an order from Judge Cle
land was sent down some time gor in
structing you to free him."
"That is true, but we have been" very
busy. You may take him now."
No other answer could be delivered.
By refusing a request to release the
prisoner after the order' waa received
it was patent that complaint would be
made to the court and the facts come
out. Norrlin had no property at the Jail
and the time required to release him
would have been only long enough to
walk to the door of his cell and turn the
key In the lock. !
"If the Jailer held Norrlin an hour and
25 mtnutes after; the order of the court
was delivered he did something net knew
he had no right to do." said Judge Cl
land this morning. "If complaint were,
made to me and an Investigation showed
that to be the fact he should be adjudged
guilty, of contempt. This is not the first.
time the sheriff's omee has exceeded its
authority. They once tried to hold a
man accused of train robbery in every
way conceivable after 'he' had been or
dered released." -
fight." saM. Axen when Judge Hogue
asked for his story regarding the en
counter. Hooper's face did not tell the
same .tale for one eye was somewhat
larger than when in a normal condi
tion. "He said something in German," said
Hooper, "and I thought he was calling
me a name, I 'asked him if lie had
called me that name. Axen thought I
had called him the name that I had
thought he had called me."
Axen was discharged and Hooper paid
his 110 fine.
The advent of airships means peace.
But fortunately Jn , this case neither
country is as yet in possession of air
ships, and from the standpoint - of an
expert, I would say that Japan will be
able to do great destruction to her op
ponents should she decide to adopt this
modern instrument of war."
Vancouver, Wash., Feb. ,25. The
monthly military field day was held at
the garrison today and a keen compe
tition was , aroused : in many of the
events. , The lOOfjjard dash was won by
Private Campbell, Twenty-sixth battery,
In 11 seconds; Laughlln of company K.
Nineteenth Infantry, crossed the wire
second and Private Thompson of com
pany A third. The 200-yard hurdle waa
won by Sergeant Sawyer, company H, tn
2V and 2-5 seconds; Private Jefferies of
the Twenty-sixth battery came in sec
ond and Private Trolley of 'company A
thlrd. The half mile heel and toe walk
was won by First Sergeant Turflt of
company B in 3 minutes, 25 seconds,
Sergeant' Summers of the Twenty-Sixth
battery taking second place. The litter
race was won by the first team of the
Twenty-sixth battery composed of First
Sergeant Hieda and Private Christian,
time S minutes, 27 seconds; the second
team of the battery took second place
and the B company team third. Sergeant
Parfit and Private Berthhoud composing
this team. In the boxing contest be
tween Private Bersel of company B and
Private Jefferies of the Twenty-sixth
battery the latter waa given the de
cision in the third round on points.
The number of registrations for the
coming election up to last night was
11,620. For the same relative period
last year it was 9,128. The number reg
istering yesterday was only 288, though
two clerks accommodated those who
could not come during the day at night.
County Clerk Fields will advertise for
bids for election supplies next week.
He has not yet. set the date for the pri
(Journal Special Service.)
Los Angeles, Feb. 25. George Boss
ier was found dead this morning under
a wagon In a corral with his throat cut.
It looks like a case of murder for rob
MOTHER Why, Willie, I believe
you've been fighting with ttt awful
Flnnegan boyl :
WIIXIE No, mam. When I fights I
oee after. a kid with a reppertatlon. ' v
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cotrarTT coubt, lewis lovb
The executors of the estate of Lewis
Love, deceased, have applied to the
county cout (to have the amount of tne
Inheritance tax on the estate determined.
Their desire Is to have the tax fixed in
order that It may be paid before March
8, the expiration of the period during
which payment will save a discount of
Q per cent. More than ordinary interest
attaches to the Love affairs at this
time on account Of a petition filed a few
days ago by Royal F. Love, a grandson
of the deceased, to be appointed the
guardian of his father, F. I. Love. Thtt
petitioner stated that his father is fast
squandering hi patrimony and is under
the Influence of one Sally Maguire, to
whom he has deeded valuable property.
The deed may be set aside by order of
court. . '
Lewis Love died on July 3, 1903. leav
ing an. estate which has since been ap
praised at $334,006.19. By will it was
provided that an undivided sixth life
interest In the property should go to
each of six children. There are 19
grandchildren, making 25 legatees. In
the petition filed this morning, it Is men
tioned that as the sixth Interest exceeds
tn value $5,000. according to law. the 25
legatees hold property to the value of
1125.000, exempt from taxation. Added
to this will be the cost of administra
tion, 18,768.72; estimated executors'
fees of $6,800, and an attorney's fee.
The weather man says it will also
rain tomorrow and very likely the fol
lowing day and even the next. A heavy
rain was falling this morning at the
mouth of the river, and the barometer
was dropping, indicating that another
big storm Is brewing oft the coast. In
the language of the weather man the
situation is as follows: - 4
"The signs point to the approach of
another disturbance; locally there will
be rain." '
The Willamette has risen slightly
during the past 24 hours, now standing
at 11.1 feet at Portland. At all points
up the river it Is' falling, and no flood
is imminent. The Snake river is rag
ing, but that will not affect the Willam
ette, The Snake is 11.5 feet above the
low water mark at Weiser, Ida.
"Tour honor, I have investigated the
case of the prisoner and am convinced
he will -be freed if given a proper trial.
I am entirely too busy to defend him
now, and feel that If I take his case he
will be convicted. I ask that I be ex
cused from serving' as his counsel."
This was the frank statement 'of At
torney Jerry Bronaugh in the state clr
cult court this morning when the case
of George Morency, charged with lar
ceny from the person, was called. He
was appointed to defend the boy yes
terday by Presiding Judge Cleland. In
view of Bronaugh's statement, the. court
appointed Attorney Bert Haney o de
fend him and continued the case until
tomorrow. ' , ;
. . (Journal Special Service.) V
. Chicago, Feb, 25. James Sammons,
18 years of age, and John Lynch, 19
years old, were today sentenced to be
hanged for the murder of Patrick Bar
rett, a saloon-keeper, in an attempted
holdup. An accomplice, Hugh Rellley,
18 years of age, was sentenced for life.
The boys were all unperturbed, but the
two sisters of Rellley created a scene.
Once again the big broad gold wedding
ring has rolled back Into fashion. The
big new rings, are made of what la
called barbaric gold. They are en
tirely hand-wrought of metal so nearly
pure that they will bend easily. Broad
as these rings are, not one of them is
thick , or clumsy or finished with
burnished surface. The dull, rich and
slightly alloyed precious metal la hand
some and highly decorative -for any
feminine hand.
Sometimes the rough tracery of a vine
runs about the outer surface of ' the
ring and inside, within an oval, are
rudely marked the initials of the con
tracting parties. Not Infrequently the
lettering la done In Greek or Hebrew
characters with some short and appro
priate motto from Plato or the Bible
The newest of wedding rings can be
had In the red gold of India, the. green
gold of Australia or the peculiarly
pallid gold of Alaska. At this moment
all those brides who like to cherish and
encourage the newest sentiments pre
sent their husbands with a ring. A
plain, circlet, richly carved, and en
graved with . motto and initials, is the
best choice, and this ring Is slipped on
the benedict's finger by the lady Just
before or after the ceremony, as she
finds the time and opportunity pro
pitious. UNCLE HIRAM Mandy'll adon be
a rcg'lar young woman. '
AUNT HETTY Yes, Indeed. , 8he'a
Just, beglnnln' to worry about her
coubt oovrrerczo op xkjto-
For : several - reasons County Judge
Webster haa become so firmly convinced
that young William Boyd, serving a
sentence of six months at the county
jail, is Innocent of the charge of lar
ceny from the person, that he has drawn
up a .petition to Governor Chamberlain
to set him free. The petition will also
be. signed by Police Judge Hogue, the
committing magistrate.
Boyd is accused of stealing $6 from
a sailor in a north end saloon. He
was tried before Judge Hogue and found
guilty, being Sentenced to serve six
months in the county jail on last Novem
ber 21. The only witness against him
was Sam Herman, who has' since pleaded
guilty to the charge of forgery and is
now held at the county jail pending
sentence. - -
"Several persons have' spoken to me
about Boyd," said Judge Webster yes
terday. "The guards . who look after
him when he Is at work on the. roek
pile are satisfied of his Innocence; He
Is a model prisoner and firmly protests
his innocence. The fact that the only
witness against him has since pleaded
guilty to forgery is a strong point in
his favor."
The petition was drawn up last even
ing and signed by Judge Webster today.
As soon as Judge Hogue. the city at
torney and a number, of others have
appended their signatures It will be
sent to the governor.
" (Journal Special Service.)
Sacramento, 'Feb. 25. The storm has
apparently broken. The river is slowly
rising, but no danger to the city is an
ticipated. There were heavy rains In
the foothills the last 24 hours. The
American river Is very high and com
ing down. The Feather and Yuba are
also high, but most of the water Is run
ning out into the Yolo basin. Three
miles below Marysville the track was
washed away for 600 feet, and the Ore
gon train turned back. There Is anxiety
for the levees below Colusa,
rx.ooos xar ttjbxestaw.
( Journal Special Service. )
St.- Petersburg, Feb. 25. During the
extensive floods along the Amudure
river in Turkestan, the city of Petroalex
has suffered the worst. A great num
ber of buildings were washed away and
many lives lost.
(Journal Special Service.)
Los Angeles, Feb. 25. Louts Antlv
eros this morning-stabbed Refugio Ra
mirez, a common-law ' wife, to death,
then fatally stabbed himself. Anttveros
was drunk and quarreled over a trivial
matter. .
Statement of the "Problem" and Its
Katural Solution.
From the New York American.
The ever-pressing problem of how to
get good domestics seems to be pressing
with unusual weight upon . the house
wives of New York Just now.
At bottom the problem Is a social one.
Most girls who have to be self-supporting
prefer the store and the (factory to
housework, not because the money Re
wards and material comforts offered
by the latter are less, but for the reason
that domestic service entails a surren
der of personal liberty and a social de
scent. It is absurd, of course,' that in a re
public all honest work should -not be
deemed equally honorable, but the spirit
of caste has been brought over from the
old world, and American girls have an
Invincible repugnance against confess
ing themselves inferior to anybody, So
they avoid occupations which would
cause them to be "looked down on," how
ever unjustly and foolishly.
The girl who works in a store or shop
has fixed hours. Her day's toll done,
she is her own mistress, precisely as a
workman is his own master. It is not
so with the domestic. In the great ma
jority of cases the employer insists on
regarding her relation to her servant as
feudal. She feels, somehow, that she
is the girl's guardian and has the right
to supervise her incomings and .outgo
ings, to question her about what she
does in her leisure, and to be her "mis
tress" as well as employer. All this
meddling is usually kindly meant, but
none the less it reduces the girl from
the status of a free employe to that of
a vassal.
The time will corns when housework
will be done on the same terms as other
work. That is, the employer will pay
so much for so many hours' service in
the household, just as the employer now
pays for the services of the carpenter
or plumber, and will no more think of
having anything to say about the pri
vate concerns of the houseworker than
she now does of inquiring into the per
sonal affairs of the carpenter or plum
ber. And when that time comes when the
houseworker ceases to be the protege
of the mistress, subject to patronage,
cross-questioning and reproof as to mat
ters beyond the work paid for, the "serv
ant girl problem" will solve itself. Then
caste prejudice will no longer have food
to feed on, for the houseworker will be
as Independent as any other worker.,
The custom of girls living at home
and going to the employers' house to do
their tasks, as girls gb to the store and
factory, Js a growing one, and should be
encouraged. It has its inconveniences,
but it makes for personal freedom, for
emancipation from the condition of the
"servant," liable to call at all hours, and
to a superintendence of action which,
while in many Instances doubtless salu
tary, neverthless causes that dislike for
housework which is felt so deeply among
girls, who have a natural American de
sire to belong to themselves.,
A Comfort to Know.
Every girl who Is dissatisfied with her
self should remember that she is better
looking than the kindest of looking
glasses bids her believe:
A mirror cannot flatter a face that Is In
Its natural state that is, not "made up."
Even the very best plateglass has a pale
green tinge, which reflects a color a trifle
less clear than the original, says an ex
change. v ,
Hair also has always a. more glossy
sheen than the glass shows. If jt Is
wavy the glass never shows the best of
the waves, and if it Is straight the glass
increases the straight appearance,
' Remember "rto one ever looks at the
face so closely or so critically as the
owner of It looks at the reflection In the
glass. Blemishes that are a grief to a
girl may pass quite unnoticed by "her
meoas. , . -
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These, pictures show Mme. Sarah Bernhardt, the
preat French' actress, at her home In Brittany. It
Is often said that the "divine Sarah" seems to have
discovered the secret of eternal youth. The secret
simply consists in taking plenty of healthy exercise,
sleeping nine hours a day, and eating sensible food.
In that way she preserves her physical youth. Her
mental youth Is the, result of the absorbing Interest
that her art has been to her. , Her life has been so
filled With this great Interest that she has , had no
time to fret and fume and develop lines of discontent
and ennui. It would be well for every woman could
she become interested in some one pursuit. Stagna
tion Is killing. The woman who succumbs to It will
soon find herself far in the rear, faded, forgotten and
soured. Get some interest, no matter how small it
(Journal Special Service.)
New" York, Feb. 25. In the trial of
JT. A. Benson, Woodford K. Harlan, a
clerk in the land division of the Interior
department, swore that In a decoy let
ter to Bensgn, written December 9, un
der the direction of Agent . Burns, by
authority of the secretary of the inter
ior, he (Harlan) offered to furnish Ben
son a' stenographer's notes of special
agents' reports for . a consideration of
$1,000 or, if Burns would come to Wash
ington he would for $600 have the sten
ographer's notes read to him. . The let
ter from Harlan to Benson crossed
while Benson was en route east. When
he finally received it It was carefully
preserved and as produced in court to
day was written In pencil without date
THE DOCTOR "Well, what teems
to be the trouble?
THE PATIENT I ain't sure wed-
dee It's unrequited love or too much
tllekarlah-' drop.
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or signature. It was posted December 9.
The production of the letter created
great surprise, and. confounded Harlan.
Asked by J. M. Campbell why he falsely
swore that the letter offered certain
Stenographic notes.' Harlan was-apparently
greatly confused and admitted
that he had sworn falsely In order to
make out a case for the government.'
Harlan also admitted he lied when he
swore he had given the letter to Barnes
to mall. ; ' ' ' " ' '
The ' completion of a railroad from
Port Townsend, ' Wash,,- to Portland Is
the subject , of a letter received" today
by the chamber of commerce from A.
Brotherton, 'in which he 1 says - that in
conversation with a prominent 'business
"Why, pal I thought you was go
' Ing to ahow. mo. some new tricks. I
caido that one myseiT.
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may be; make up your mind that you will not be left
behind. If you are married and have children, your
first duty (s to them; but try and find time to do a
little good reading read - the papers, keep up with
the march of current events don't let your children
get ahead . of you. If you are not married, search
until you find the pursuit for "which you ' are best
fitted, make a hobby of it, and ride it for all it is
worth. An aimless woman is a very forlorn spec
tacle. It Is the aimless woman who Is subjected to
that objectionable term, "old mnld." But, matron or
maid, every woman likes to look as young as pos
sible. In 'order to -accomplish this, she must never
look bored, and in order to avoid being bored she
must And some' great, absorbing Interest.
man who was en route to Seattle to
purchase goods, the latter expressed his
preference.- for Portland and said he
would -, be glad to buy his stock from
Portland merchants and manufacturers
If ' there was direct -communication be
tween the two places. .. Port Townsend
business men feel the same way about
Portland. ' The Port Townsend South
ern railroad is partially constructed. It
is owned .by the Northern Pacific com
pany and Mr. - Brotherton urges the
chamber JO us its 'influence v to have
the road completed . to- Portland He
says It will open a great territory ex
tending all the way into Alaska and will
be mutually beneficial to Portland and
the districts which will be, brought In
touch with It.
Boston, Feb. 25. Wallace Ham. man
ager of the American Security Buret
company, was arrested . this sfterno-''
charged with the larceny of $104.00f
UNCLE 8 O A K L Y Of course,
Bobby, a flower Is perennial when It
laats a long time. - ,
BOBBY Is your rum blossom perennial?-
Pop says vou'vo had it fo
yearil" - , , .