The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, July 25, 1904, Image 1

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VOL. III. NO. 121.
Owners Believe the Steamship Which
Sailed From Portland for Yokohama
HasUeen Captured by Russians -.
Fate of the Korea as Well as of the- Arabia in
r Doubt Russian Fleet Appears J off jTokio-:
r.; Battle at Ta Tche Kiao Stops Seizures."
- (Journal Special Service.)
Tokohama, July 26. Bulletin.) It is
reported., here that the German steamer
Arabia, from Portland, Or., to this port.
.has - been . seized . by the Vladivostok
squadron. A fisherman who reported
' seeing the fleet this afternoon says It
had no prises in convoy, hence It seems
; certain that In the event of the PortlaifiT
steamer bavins been seised sh must
have bean sent to some Russian port
with- a prise crew aboard. . -.-
"""" Washington.- Jul 26 (Bulletin.)
Minister - Conger' at Pekln cables the
state department that the Russians are
evacuating Ntuchwang this morning arid
have captured another British steamer..
- i Tokohama, July IE. (Bulletin.) The
1 1 f 11. an m i w uidi . u . , n u . . u
with, the crew of the British steamer
Knight Commander. The European pas
sengers were all detained . by tha Rus-
slans. ;
That ' the . steamship Arabia, which
sailed from Portland on July for Japan
and China, with a full cargo of flour
' and other freight, has fallen Into the
-hands of ths Russian Vladivostok -fleet
there seems to be no reasonable doubt
Mews received from ' Tokohama ; this
' morning Indicates "that there were good
-rounds for the fears expressed In The
flunday Journal by O. R. st N. officials
-that the-overdue Uner might have been
wised by the warships of the ccar. A
cablegram from the Japanese port states
that tha Vladivostok squadron has cap-
itured a German steamer, believed to be
the Arabia. The Arabia flies the Oer
man flag, but Is chartered by the Port-
laad-Aelatio company -'
Although this makes the fifth day that
(he steamer Is overdue In reaching Toko
hama. the local officials of the Portland
Asiatic company, eharterera'of the ves
sel. . have received no word concerning
her more than that they have seen In
the newspapers. Apparently they have
about abandoned all hope of eventually
being -appriaea ox aer &ie arrival ai ati
4aat In atlon.
. ghippers Are Alarmed. .
Shippers who sent goods , on the ves
sel are also beginning to arrive at the
. conclusion that, the steamer has been
captured. Since Saturday . afternoon
they have been besieging the local of
fice of the company for Information on
the subject, but their questions could
only be answered in s vague and umat-
' tnfartory manner. . If something definite
; is not heard about her today they" freely
admit that they can no longer reason-
' ably expect to be advised of her safe
arrival at Tokohama.
It waa announced this morning that
R. P. Schwertn, general manager of thv
Portland-Astetio company, Is cabling
- from San Francisco for full information
relative to the steamer's fate. Until he
receives word of a definite nature the
local officials of the line say that they
will not be In a position to give out
anything for publication. But they, ap
pear confident that - full - particulars
about the matter will be received within
the next It hours. ...
That the Insurance companies regard
It improbable that she will turn ud all
right was shown this morning. M. C.
Harrison tk Co.. the wall-known marine
underwriters, declined the unprecedent
edly high offer of 6 per cent to assume
a war risk on her cargo Moreover a
representative of the firm stated that he
would not write a policy at -nay rats
until something definite is known as to
the vessel's position. They believe that
the rink Is entirely too hasardous for
even consideration. -
Win e Heavy X,os.
Tha cargo Is fully covered with ma
rine Insurance, but not more than 126,
eop of it Is covered by a war risk. In
the event that the cargo Is appropriated
by tha Russians, the shippers will lose
- The old cable car tin that for II
- years has hoisted passengers up the
"aerial plane" on Portland heights Is
today a memory. At - midnight this
last rello of the day when "grip" ears
were Portland's main reliance wa taken
, to the barn never to run. again. ,
The Portland -Street railway' " new
elect rlo line .to. Portland - height wa
started this morning between the 'cor
ner of ' Washington and Twenty-third
streets and the corner of Spring and
Twentieth streets.. At the letter point
there remain two 'blocks of 'the old
cable car track that must be removed
befors the new line ran operate Its en
tire trackage. This It will be able to do
by tomorrow evening. A force of men
Is at work today tearing uo-the cable
track. Today the passengers are being
transferred st the corner of Washing
ton arm Twenty-third streets to down
town cars, but after tomorrow the
hetshts cars will run down town.
The cable line wse started on Febru
ary 2-, 1(90. and although there haa al
more than 1160,000. as the freight which
she carried Is valued at 1187,087. The
marine policies which they hold' will be
of no use to them.
-The cargo of the Arabia comprised
about 1.000 tuns. It. wa made up of
28,474 barrels of flour valued at $124,
705.' one package of flour samples, one
barrel of crockery, four boxes of dried
prunes, one box of books, 181 botes of
cigarettes, 16 cases of smoking to
bacco. 6 pieces ef boilers and- ma
chinery, 10C ' flatcar trucks, . ft car
bodies,-42 bos parts-ahd six pieces of
structural Iron.
Should It be shown beyond, a doubt
that the Arabia has been captured, the
local officials of - the company declare
that they are not In a position to state
whether that fact would be. the mean
of causing a postponement of . the sail
ing date of the steamship Aragonla. now
In th'e harbor, loading for Japan and
China. The matter, - they explain, will
have to be determined by the- manage
ment of the line, and as yet they have
received no advices. - The Aragonla la
also receiving big consignment of flour
for Japan. But ahlppera declare . there
is no reason why the Aragonla should
he -delayed at this port They are of
the opinion that she will be dispatched
On time, but It will be decided to leave
behind the freight Intended for Japan.
1 ; Contraband of War. 1 r,-
A big difference, of 'opinion seems to
prevail as- to what character of goods
can be held by Russia aa contraband of
war. -The Insurance companies explain
that in order for goods to be contraband
they must not necessarily be consigned
to the Japanese government, as some of
the shippers contend Is tha case. The
explanation la made by the underwriters
that If the goods are : being sent to
Japaneae merchants the Russiane can
legally selie them for the reason thst
the freight is going Into, their enemy's
country, and it la reasonable, to sup
pose that It will subsequently fall Into
the hands of ths army and navy.
Shippers contend that If the goods are
consigned to Japanesei commercial firms
and not to ths government they cannot
be held by the Russians. - It Is thought
te be very probable that this matter will
be disposed of by the governments di
rectly interested. The Arabia la flying
the German flag, and it is said that
Germany will undoubtedly demand that
the steamer be released. - She Is carry
ing an American cargo, owned by Amer
icana, and In some -quarters It ta be
lieved that the United States government
will be called upon to Intervene. A
communication haabeen received at the
custom house from the department of
commerce and labor .which says: -
- - lIon Is Xaoladed. : ' - '
-The following list of articles, de
fined Ay Japan and Russia as contraband
of war, which Incur .the risk of capture
and condemnation by the belligerents, are
printed for the Information of owners,
masters and agents of vessels and others
concerned. This government does not
necessarily acquiesce in definitions of
contraband announced by belligerents."
A list is then given consisting of arms.
ammunition, explosives, foodstuffs. In
cluding flour, etc. But as the explana
tion la made that "the government does
not1 necessarily acquiesce In definitions
of contraband announced by belligerents."
the shippers are of ths opinion that
they can depend upon receiving assist
ance from the United States government
rrzAjczxa Ann imiiomD, ,
rears Are Xxpreesed for Both Arabia
. .. ud Sore. .
(Jonraal Special Berrlce.)
' Ban Francisco. Jul II. Pacific Mall
officials are atUl greatly concerned over
(Continued on Page Two.) .
ways been more or less fear of acci
dent in tbe mtnda of those who patron
ised It the line has the remarkable
record of never having killed anyone,
and there haa been -only one runaway
car In Its history the runaway occur
ring on the first day of Its operation.
There has never been a ' broken cable,
the company taking car to keep It sup
plied with new cables. The shortest
lived table waa five and a half months,
snd tha longest 1 1 months. '.
The new electrlo equipment includes
1 cars that have just beeo received
from eastern car shops, where the com
pany had them built In order, to-secure
modern appliances that It desired to put
Into service on the new line. There are
four motors under each car with a total
of 116 horse-power. . The car are fitted
with a new Westlnsrhouse automatic air
brake that for aafety and efficiency ts
salt! to be as far ahead ft the ordinary
air brake the latter la superior to the
old hand brake. It Is so constructed
that should the motormsn be suddenly
Incapacitated and the car start back
1 Reading -'from Left -to Right,' Top Row F. Bchuls, third officer; Dr. Bommerland. surgeon,' not with the steamer: IL-
Langer second officer i F. Bchlosser, third machinist; W. Forchert, fourth machinist; Menslng, machinists' assistant
Lower Row H, Metsenthien, first officer; F. Kahle, captain; F.'T. Ryeming. first machinist; C Schultxe, second ma
chinist. -u.i. .... .
and Indians Play ; Cards,
Ouarre! and ShootTroops Pur
sue the Murderers.' ; ;
(pedl Dispatch te Tbe Journal.) '
Helena, July 16. A report received
today by messenger from Rocky Point
on tbe Belknap Indian' reservation, eaya
that three Indians and one cowboy are
dead Dad (f vtral wounded a the result
of shooting scrape wtltch w aspect pl
tated by i quarrel over 4 poker game.
-The dead are r-1.' ' : j
'William Brown, a half-breed. . i
Aloysus Chandler, a full-blood Indian.
. tinldentlned Arapahoe. - '. ;
-Unidentified cowboy. . . 'v. ' .
While en- route to the Crow Indian
reservation a band of Indians stopped at
Rocky Point and before - long began
drinking. : A party of cowboys arrived
snd the poker game started. Liquor
was frequently passed and Brown be
came quarrelsome. The- Indiana tried
to pacify him and the cowboys started
to leave the camp. Brown followed, be
came abusive and finally-struck one of
the cowboys. A pistol waa fired and al
most in-rtantty the two aides were lined
up against each other exchanging shots.
- Both sides, -withdrew - and the mes
senger started for the agency to report
the battle. He says that several of the
Indians are wounded, and that when the
cowboys rode away two of their number
were being supported' In . their saddle
by companlona. . .v.- .
It la not known if any arrests' have
been made, but Major Logan has sent a
detachment te capture the offender on
both aides.' It Is understood that the
cowboy have eaoaped across the Mis
souri river Into the bad lands, but the
Indians at last reports were still on the
Belknap reservation. - .
(Special DtspatrB te Tbe Joarnal.)
Mullan. Ida., July 86. Two men were
killed and several others had a narrow
escape In a caveln that "occurred In -the
Morning mine Saturday." The dead men
are Oscar Olson and Charles Johnson.
Thirty miners worked IS hours to re
cover the bodies, which were burled un
der hundreds of tons of ore. .
The caveln occurred .without a' mo
ment's warning. Johnson was unmar
ried. Olson has a wife and children and
waa aged 15. .- .
TXST-S coroxTioir rmaOAmzou.
, (Joarnal B portal snle.)
Sweet Springs, July 16 Ex-Senator
Vest's condition today Is very precari
ous, and it Is believed that hla death can
not be delayed more than a few days. ,
ward the movement would reverse tbe
revolution of the motors, causing ths
car to atop at Intervals every II feet
until It stopped- by gravity at the bottom-
of the hill. The device har been
adopted after a thorough test and Is be
lieved to be .peculiarly sdapted to use
on this line. The length of the new road
Is about four mtlea. Including tha loop
around tbe Patton road On top of the
heights. It la a scentn line, and one of
its principal points of Interest I a steel
bridge, more than 100 feet high and 400
feet long, from which a fine view of the
city and mountains may be obtained.
The company will for the present run s
10-mlhute service, which Is experimental
snd will be varied according to tbe de
mands of the business.
Th first trial trip over the new line
will be made tomorrow afternoon, start
ing at 1 o'clock. BesMea the railway of
firinls a Isrse number of business men
and city officials wilt make the trip.
Mayor Williams, member of the execu
tive board and, the council and others
bar been Invited.
Men of Six Villages Murdered by Tur
kish - Troops and Women and . v
Children'Put to Torture.
' (Joarnal Special Berries.
' Berlin, July 26-. The ''Frankfurter
Zeltung report.1 that the Armenian
massacres are In full awing again. The
villages of Oomer, Blel, Gnarker, Ksila -
ghodt, .Karoudl, Terquevank, near Lake
Van, have been plundered .: and all the
malea eaaasacrad by . Turkish .. troapa.
The women and children were tortured.
A similar slaughter 1 reported Jt the
neighborhood of Mush, where from so
to SO. Armenian have been killed every
night Turk have killed almost the
entire population of Orergounk. ,
- Report received - from variou sec
tlons of she -listrict where the massa
cres are aald to have taken place, state
that hundreds of Armenians are hurry
lng to the bills and are massing In one
large body. Thl assemblage of refugee
1 under the leadership of the' most
competent men that can be secured and
It I understood that an effort la to be
made by the Armenians to drive the
Turks outside the borders-of tbe terri
tory they now occupy. ,
Notwithstanding report 1 the port
denies that a clash of any consequence
has taken place, more than that tha
troops of the Sultan found It necessary
to subaue a small uprising that occurred
la an Armenian, village. -
Mr. Lulu Bradahaw of Grinnell, la.,
I seeking relatives of James A. Valen
tine, who waa murdered some time ago
In the mountains of California.- i Mayor
Wllllans received a communication from
the- woman this morninr. and she states
that ah Is a cousin of ths murdered man
and Is looking for two sisters and a
brother of the deceased.' who eame to
this city aome years ago. but with whom
she has been unable to communicate;
From her letter It is inferred that the
murdered man had quite a large amount
of property, and it Is to turn the estate
over to those to whom it rlghtruliy be
longs that she 1 so anxious to find Val
entine's brother and sisters. W. H. Mer
cer, of Globe, Aria, Is the agent who Is
attending to the affairs of the deceased.
. " (Joarnal Special Service.) '
Bonesteel.' 8. D., July 15. Order pre
vails today and moat of the to crook
and grafters have left the town. , i
It la understood that the authorities
have taken steps to prevent a repetition
of the troubles that have been taking
place with Increasing frequency the paat
week,-and that as -a result or arrange
ment that have been perfected, tbe
element that haa been evicted, will not
be allowed .to return. 1
With this end In view, the force of po
lios has been Increased,' and it, I now
predicted that no further difficulty will
be experienced with the grafter.
(Special Dispatch te Tk Journal.)
Boasburg. Wash. July 16. B. A. Me-
Intyre, proprietor of a hotel here.. waa
ahot In the abdomen by Joe Taylor, a
restaurant-keeper, Saturday, and will
die. Both were drunk. Taylor has a
wife and two children.
'TaUtXa VXMKMU rax SO.
(Joarnal Special Servtce.)
Butte. Mont. July 25. By the break
ing of a bulkhead In the Cambrua mine
three men were yesterday drowned, and
their bodies have not yet been recovered.
The dead are Phillip Franklin, John
Murphy and Victor Katalmick.
ATTamrTf) rricxs-s.
'Special Ptspatrh te Tk Jonraal.)'
Orln. Wash.. July Si. M. Hunter at
tempted suicide here yesterday by stab
bing himself In the- stomach with a
pocket-knife, ill will la la ths asylum.
JULY . 25. 1904. y
Judge Hogue Orders Officer Coltz to
. "Correct" Young Bruiser tie
' Does, Boy Thanks Judge.
' By direction of Judge Rogue, Officer
Oolti took Hans Hanson, 671 Delay
Street, into the officers' room and gavs
the lad a spanking .that he- will remem-
per for some time to come.
Toung Hanson had been arrested upon
complaint of Martin Tooney of Sell
wooi Kanlo. haVi T,etrd tit TooneVi
he met Tooney gave him no chance, but
mauled him until Tooney waa willing to
glve,up all Idea of whipping him. -Tooney
caused Hanson's arrest and
upon his pleading- guilty this morning
Judge Hogue ordered Oolts to give the
youngster a spanking..
After being spanked, Hanson, hla eyes
red with weeping, came back Into the
courtroom and grasped Judge Hogue's
hand, thanking, htm. He then shook
hands with Tooney, and the boy left the
courtroom evidently penitent
(Joarnal Special Berrlce.)
Esopus, N. Y., July 15. It now seem
almost settled that Taggart will be
chairman of the Democ ratio national
committee. It la .admitted here that the
man who will be chairman haa been
practically oeclded upon, and Taggart
1 the only name now mentioned. .
- Sheehan left for New York thl morn
ing and will remain there until the se
lection of a chairman ha been nrade.
James K. Jones and Daniel Cam pa u
wired Judge Parker thl morning 'that
they would stop at lEaopus today en
route to New York. Senator Daniel of
West Virginia will also stop over. -
' ' (Joarnal Special Service.).
'Oyster Bay, July 26. Senator Millard
of Nebraska. Gen. Grenvllle Dodge of
.New York. Silas McKee, editor of the
Churchman, and M. H..DeYoung of San
Franolsco called on the president today.
' ' two rixzarxsT smowv. -
(Special Pl.patoh to The Journal.) .
Helena, Mont, ' July 16. George
Lampkln, . aged 16, and Larson K. Nel
son, aged .24. both Great , Northern
firemen, were drowned in the Missouri
river st Great Fall last evening by the
capalslng. of their sailboat Neither
could wiro.
(Joarnal Special Serrlre.) i
Winnipeg. -Man., July 16. Tha domin
ion exhibition was formally opened to
day under the most favorable auspices.
many land seekers may
(Special Dispatch te Tk Journal.)
Vancouver, Wash., - July 26. Tbe
crowd 1 materially Increasing this
morning In front of the land office door
seeking for a place In the line to maker
filing on the opening of land tomor
row morning. From the best Informa
tion that can be obtained In all this
man of struggling human being for a
preference place there are only two
homestead claimants. ' If thl Informa
tion prove correct there will be a
large number of disappointed person
tomorrow morning when the plat Is
thrown open.
This Is because the register and re
ceiver will be bound to refuse all tilings
for the next (0 days. The state of
Washington ha a to-day preference
right to make it selections over every
body, except a bona fide settler prior
to the survey.
The 00 days preference right Of the
state haa been well settled by decisions
of the department. This right stand
ven against squatters unless good faith
Golden Attempts to Act
as Mediator in Packing
"House Strike.,
,' l X
Packers Build Stockades 600 Stock
handlers Walk Out and Axe
-. Followed by 400 Coopers
Strikebreakers Arrive.
(Joarnal Special Bervke.)
Chicago, July . 16. Arbitration at
tempts today continue In the hopes that
the big strike of packing house employes
may be averted. And, as upon Saturday,
the result prove disappointing.
Bright and early thl morning a. com
mittee from the packer and the allied
trade met In their respective head
quarter and at 10 o'clock all camerto-H
gather Inthe offlcea of Nelson Morris at
the stockyards. It waa -. believed that
this would be the final conference for
averting the strike end that It would end
either In a flat refusal to further dis
cuss the matter,, or the arrangement of
terms foe arbitration.
At noon the conference adjourned
without anything definite having
been accomplished. President of the
Teamaters Golden, who controls tbe body
of men that will probably prove tbe bal
ancing factor if the strike really sets In
In earnest eame from the commit tee
room and aald, "there Isn't much of any
thing to say'except that it looks to me
like war."
Golden Is trying to bring peace, a his
experience in paat strikes haa made him
hesitate to bring his mea Into any
trouble. Tbs teamster have almost in-
snd In a vast majority . of- eases hare
been the means of other unions winning
strikes. Uotdn recently said that the
teamsters were tired of fighting other
men's battles and hereafter would make
no sympathetic strikes except a a last
After coming from the conference he
Immediately went to the butchers union
headquarters to discuss the situation
with the officials of that body In ths
hope of gaining concessions from them
that would make another meeting with
the packers possible. He favor a half
way ground and declares that If such ad
vances are made by the butehera and re
fused, pubtlo opinion alone will defeat
the packers. -. ,
Unions Walk Out
'During 'the early forenoon hourvall
waa quiet around., the stockyards, al
though tha Importation of non-union
help steadily arrived and entered the
gates. Picket stood at the street cor
ners and kept tally of the number of
men entering, but offered no violence
and discouraged any signs of disorder
manifested by their sympathisers.
Toward noon, however, the men began
walking out of their own volition. In
tme---body 000 stockhandlers quit.' com
pletely- paralysing that part or the in
dustry and but a few minute, afterward
400 coopers walked from the buildings
carrying their tools and working clothes.
Every Indication, haa been given yea
tvrday and today, that the packera are
preparing to fight to a standstill in ease
the strike becomes universal. Tbe ham
mer of carpenter are 'busy building
stockades which would be strong enough
to wlthatsnd he batterings of a mob.
big culinary depertmente and ' lodging
rooms ere being fitted and living ar
rangements made for an army of jnen.
Advice from many cities over the
country show that employment agenta
are out recruiting non-unionists and
rushing them forward as rapidly aa a
few can be collected together, . r
rm shot at st. jonra.
Verrw trlke-Breaker Wounds Picket at
win's man.
V ' 1 (Jonraal Special Service.) ' '
St. Joseph, Mo., July 26. Five picket
were shot by Abe.Kruse, a negro strike
breaker, yesterday and one of them, Jo
. (Continued on Pag Two.)
can be shown to exist evidence of
which must be quite strong.
This principle wss well established In
1889, it I said, and haa never been
since overruled. In that Inatance there
were 24 aettler near the Cascad Locks.
Wash. These people laid claim to land
under th act of June 14. 1820 known
a the "squatter's law." When the plat
was filed In 1(22 these 24 persons made
homestead claims to hold land on which
Lthey claimed, they settled prior to the
survey. . in tne contest that followed,
only on out of the 24 established his
right to hold the land, the decision of
the department of the interloa, against
these claimants- being . based on tho
ground of the meagreness , of tbe Im
provements. .
It Is also stated by good authority
that the Interior department according
to precedent, will 'be Inclined to look
upon evidence of a homestead claimant
standing In line several days prior to
the opening of a plat, as Indicating h.i.i
faith on the part of the claimant and
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If the news was what you wanted
you coulcj have , found it jony in
The Sunday Journal
War on Simon Bros. Who:
Are ' Blamed ; for
Closed Town.
'Nobody Das Seen Me About Reopen
Ice." Is All He Will Say Sheriff
Will Raid Hereafter and Seize .
All : Apparatus. '
Bitter war will be waged by local
gamblers against Simon brothers, who
conduct ths Orpheum theatre. - trouble
over whose right to keep a gambling.,
house caused the agitation which r- -aulted
In the closing of all gambling
houses, here. Tbe first stao against
them wa taken yesterday. wVen word
wa sent out to ail the men who have .
been In the . employ of the six big ea
tablUhments that In case the town ra- '
open none of them need ever again ex
pect Work If he is seen st the Orpheum
or I learned to have spent a cent which. '
will advantage that place either direct- ',
ly or indirectly. '
' It la 'contended by the gamblers that
the announcement of Attorney Murphy
that hi client James McDevltt ha
withdrawn from the Orpheum Is only a
"blind.". They declare that the place
would last no time at all If McDevltt
withdrew. Their belief Is that T. R.
Carson, who helped gather witnesses to '
appear before District Attorney Man
ning, will look out fo McDevltt' inter
est In the place. 1 , . - , ...
Contrary to expectation. Peter Grant,'
Nate Boloman. Harvey Dale, August
Brlckson, Fred Frits. J. W. Blaster. A.
Shapiro and Eugene Blaster forfeited .,
1100 each. In the municipal court thta
morning. When the gambler were ar
raigned last Thursday upon being -rested
at the Instigation of John Bain
and W. L. Johnson, of the Municipal
Reform association. Attorney Spencer .
appeared and aaked until today, to plead.
That caused tbe story to be circulated
that tha gamblers Intended to light the
cases. When their names were called
this morning, although Attorney Span 1
car was in court- he made no statement
for them. ..- '( - s . .. -
Zxodos of Crasablera, ' ,
Believing that It will be many day
before gambling la resumed In the city,
former employe of local bouses folded
their tenta ycaterday and thla morning
and Improved on the nomadic method by
taking train to "other parts." About
276 regular ' employes, representing a
monthly payroll of 112,000, were thrown
out of employment by the action of the'
sheriff In closing the town, and a third
of them have already left ths elty.
Many are on their way to Seattle, where
gambling la aald to have been resumedV
In the suburbs, and others to Butte.
San Francisco, Los Angeles, Denver and
Salt Lake. f '
On of the proprietor of the Portland '
club says that "the situation looks bad
to me. Everybody might aa well go
-way. back and alt down' for a while."
Sheriff Word declares that so far aa
he know, the town ht entirely closed. -That
poker game may be conducted in
private clubs, he admit I probable.
However, he explains, be ha not en
tered on a campaign of persecution and ;
could stop such a form of playing only
by descending td methods - which he "
feels to be beneath hi dignity a a man
a well aa an official.
"As regards keno. playing." said the
sheriff. "I will stop It If possible. It It
Is shown me that keno ts not gambling
game under the statute, I shall let such
games run." .
The attention of the sheriff has been
directed to the alleged fact that poker .
aamea have been played at the Mase
oafe, Harris cigar store, Richards' cafe
and other places sine be Issued the
order to close. In all Instances where
game are discovered to be running after
being ordered closed raids will be made
and all apparatus used confiscated as
evidence. " ' , -
"JTosody Ka Seen Me" Mayor.
When aked what woutd be hi future '
policy regard gambling Mayor Wll- .
(Continued on Page-Two.)
will militate materially agatnat that
claimant's chance to hold his claim. "-
The homestead claimant I the only
one that can hold out against the state
right to make its selection within the
prescribed 40 days, and If It requires
such reliable evidence for the home
stead claimant It 1 ld. that the tim
ber claimants havs no right whatever,
until 00 days ha expired. .This 00 day
doe "not begin until the filing of the
plat - -
The state of Washington, when it w
admitted In the anion as a state wa
granted severs! millions ef seres of
land to be ased aa school lunula and the
state has the right to make this selec
tion within the first 0 dsys sfler the
filing of the plat, and 'TS- ''" "',,'
tlon haa been made, the timber fl.ilme
can be mail.
The lands embraced In the pints In be
thrown open tomorrow. It i said, are
worth f'r the timber net l" timpi t!
f0ll to t-I.OoO a claim, t' .r.! . I r f
moo.oiiw to f-trJo.Vio f'! t t i