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V VOL. I. NO. 21.
Behind Fortified Stockade
. : Millionaire Defies
Strikers. ' .
Says He Was' Beaten by ' Guards In
V Model Town of .Zelgler -N
Law Suits Threatened by
' ; Both Sides.' .-v.;
' (Special Dispatch ry Leased Wire to The Journal)
.; Zelgler, 111, Aug. In fear of his
.'. life' behind a high oaken stockade, for-
" ttfled with gatllng (una, surrounded by
. 100 guards armed with high power
rlflea, la sheltered Joseph Letter, maker
'. of wheat corners, brother of Lady Cur-
son or incta, Don vrvant, speculator and
athlete., Jo Leiter-is In dread of bla
life. . . ...... ... : - . .
. -His guards have orders to shoot on
sight any .one approaching nearer than
a furlong from the outer line of defenses
' around his 12,000,000 Zelgler coal mines.
Five , miles away are the. miners he
fears. They have, sworn to respect the
. majesty of the. law; they have pledged
themselves not to Interfere, with tho
management of the mines or ' its em
" ployes; in -other word a,, they. wlU. abld
by the restraining order Issued by the
U. n. court. ,
"We don't fear the strikers," said Su
perintendent - Whit tier, as be glanced
anxiously along the road, "but thla dis
trict contains 10,000 coal miners, every'
ohe of whom is a strong sympathiser
with the strikers. If they turn loose
: nothing " but - those gatllng guns,- our
' armed guarda and' the "stockade could
: save- ue." , '
"When will you atart hoisting coai'r
' "In a few day a." was the easy reply.'
1 ' "W fcarve- sawn? men and, will have
more in a few days."
Thirty men ia the number supposed
to be - inside the steckade, if the reporU
of the union official -are true,, these
.' have been brought in under false pr
- t antes and 'would leave lf they could.
. .They are - unable." to - stir, beyond the
stockade. 8. GentU, the only one who
has left, baa told in an affidavit, now
in the banda of W. T. Morris, in charge
of the strike. ' bow he waa thrown into
the "bull pen" - when he found bow he
bad been deceived by . those who hired
him. He was beaten with rifle butt
to quiet his demands for freedom, he
,' says. . r -' ? ' ? ... f -
. i. '.: Th "Bull an.
"Colorado bull pena - and northern
Michigan, stockades are combined in
Zelgler." 'said Oentll as he showed the
bruises he - aaya -were caused by ths
rifle butts. - s
Letter brought to miners in after mtd-
' night over the hllla and by the moat
dlsmsl backway out of sight of the
watchful pickets. His general injunc
tion against the strikers haa apparent
ly acared the strikers. While a lawyer
ia preparing a motion for dissolution of
the court order they are planning to
. ask an Injunction on their own hook,
j in addition to criminal prosecution for
violation of the state law for prohibiting
bringing ' strike breakers into Illinois
., without telling them that they are to
take the places of strikers.. For each
conviction under this statute the law
provides a One of f 1,000. The strikers
, say they have Indisputable Evidence, by
barring all person from the postoffloe,
under threats of being fired on or ar
rested for trespassing bis "private prop-
: arty." ,
V. . Mar Take a Hand. . ; .
Mr.' Lelter also' is stewing a pot of
trouble for himself. The postofllce is
outside the stockade, but the rifle-armed
guarda don't allow any one to approach
nearer than within about live city
blocks. The government iostofflc In-
- apector took away sacks of mall ' for
which the strikers were not allowed to
"- The single coach of the Illinois Cen-
tral trains on .the stub line from Chi
cago, which makes' two trips a day.
Is compelled to land its passengers some
distance from the stockade. - .
This is a flght of millions and against
Letter', great wealth is pitted the full
treasury of the-United Mine workers of
America, aaldto eorlaln f 1,000,000. Ths
strikers are drawing ft a ' week and
greenbacks are plentiful in their camp.
(Continued dh Page Six.) '
"BISHOP'S BAR" IS i
"HIT" IN NEW YORK
(le-lal DlaiMti-k ny Leased Wire t The Joarnal)
New Tork. Aug. . While the dis
cussion on the ethics of Bishop pot
- ter's sctlop in dedicating a aaloon and
singing a dnxolngy in It, rages with
unabated vigor, the subway tavern, "The
Bishop's Bar," st the corner of Bleecker
snd Mulberry streets, continues to do
sn unprecedented business even for that
thtraty neighborhood. i
"I don't see thst It la' much different
from the real thing," aaid ona- gray
haired man as he started 'toward the
door. 'They have this sort of placs
In England, without the aid of bishops."
Just where lies the difference be
tween this snd the ordinary saloon none
of the endless stream of visitors seemed
able to determine. The working men,
for whose alcohollo education the plac
was established, once they , had aban
doned the Idea that some miracle was
to happen the next minute, devoted
themselves very contentedly to the con
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UNCLE SAf.I HAS
A PECK 0 TROUBLE
Rassla, Abyssinia, Venezuela. Hayti,
; Sad Domingo, A!l Furoisb Food for
I "Lively Cabinet Meeting .
(Special Dlapateti to The Jnarnal.)
Washington. 'Aug. . The stats de
partment is in trouble with Turkey, .
' The- state department la in trouble
with Venezuela. ," . ,
The state department, ia ' In trouble
with Haytl. ; t
The state department Is In . trouble
witn Ban Domingo.
The state department
la lji trouble
The state department la in trouble
with the king of Abyssinia.
(Continued on Page Six.)
sumption of excellent beer, and the vis
itors from remote sections of the city
sat at the many tables imitating so far
as they could the air of profound aoclo
loglcal students. Ko amount of .per
suasion could Induce a waiter to take a
tip, and they passed temptation in the
shape of a dime on the table with an
Commander Booth-Tucker head of the
Salvation Army in this country, arrived
from England on the Campania Cunard
llne.r. He expressed himself as agalnat
Bishop Potter's sanctified saloon. l'd
like to see this pines before I say any
thing about It." said he In answer to
a question. ''The Salvatlonlata are the
greatest possible total abstalnera in the
world. Total abstinence ia a plank In
our platform. I believe, however, It Is
necessary sometimes to choose the lesser
of two evils, snd where you must have
liquor sold I should prefer tho Gotten
berg system to that of free license."
. .','- V ' , A .'.
'PORTLAND, OREGON. , SUNDAY MORNING.
. mm mm m m . s.--w r-jm a - tt m mm m
FOR A GREATER OREGON
NEW HOPE FOR
Major. Langfitt Believes It Can Be
Constructed on Canal Right of
Way Without Difficulty.
Maj. W. C Langfltt bag replied, to the
letter of the state board of portage road
commissioners, asking for his co-operation
In the plan of locating the road
upon the right of way of the . CelTlo
canal., and his reply ' affords reason to
expect that the arrangement proposed
can be carried through. While : the
question must he determined by the war
department, snajor xangnii gives li as
his personal opinion that there can be
no serious objection to the construction
of the portage road upon the land which
Is to be deeded to the government for
the. canal,' arid that It woutd net inter'
fere with work upon the canal. t ; '
"Yes. I have- written to. the state
board In reply to Ha. inquiry," aaid
Major. Langfltt ' last evening. "I wrote
that in my opinion the first thing for
them to, do la to complete the right fit
wsy for the canal and deed it to the
government. I said that there would
probably be no objection to the use of a
part of the right of way for the portage
road, though thla of course Is. only my
personal view. .
"The board -can go ahead and make
ita survey for the road and I will then
determine whether It would conflict at
any points with the csnal. Personally
do not see why there should be any
serious difficulty about putting the road
on the canal right of way and I do not
think It need Interfere with our work.
"When the survey for 'the road haa
been msde I will submit ths plsn to the
war department, which will then decide
whether to accept It."
When ssked whether In his report he
would recommend thst the government
permit the 'constructloo of the. ports go
road upon the canal right of way. Major
Langfltt declined to give a positive an
swer, ssylng thst he must flrat see the
survey. If the government should con
sent to the plsn to order the removal
(Continued on Pag Three.)
SERGEANT GONE; WAS
: ; "- . . - .i . !
Joboson's Books Hidden He Is Said
" to Have Displayed Much Money .
' Seen in San Francisco. . '
(Speeial Dispatrh Th 'oorael.)
Vancouver. Wash., , Aug .. Tomor
row morning at roll call Sergeant Her
vey F. Johnson.' of the Hospital .corps
of the United States army, atatloned at
Vancouver barracks, will be posted as a
According to the . rules of the army
a man cannot be posted aa a deserter
until he hsa been abaent 10 daya, and
while Johnson haa been gone but four
daya, there Is evidence sufficient, se
cordlng to the army officials, to Justify
the- proceedings In bis case.
. Sergeant Johnson disappeared laat
Tueaday " night. ' His disappearance
caused considerable uneasiness at that
time, aa it wss thought hs might pos
sibly hsvs been the victim of foul play.
Especially waa thla feeling of un
easiness prevalent among the members
of. the Frsternsl Order of Eagles. John
son wss the secretary of ths local lodge
and had been collecting considerable
money from the members of the order
for dues, and thla cash, together with
the books of the secretary, are missing.
Ths books - were finally found by
Louis Bergy among some of Johnson's
effects In a bog stored in a room over
the Ablngton ssloon. This boa wss
nailed down tightly In one corner - of
the room that Johnson sometimes used
aa a dressing parlor.
The books so rsr sppesr quite regular.
There la some money unaccounted for,
It la said.
It now develops that when Johnson
left-Tuesdev-ne-la ssid - to 'have- dls
played considerable money. . although
he hss I AO due him from the govern
ment that he did hot draw. ' . 4
"Borne time previous to his departure
he borrowed tilt from a Vancouver
bank. Sergeants Bjork snd Tstea snd a
friend from Vancouver went hla eeeur- I
it'-. (Continued on Page Three.) -
AUGUST 7, 1904.'
Newest :Tufn of New York Shooting Mystery in
New York in Which a Portland and Seattle
i : Woman- Is Mysterioxisly Involved '
i i -1 .i . . ....
(Xpeclal Tlspatck by Lessrd Wire to The Joarnal)
New Tork. . Aug. . . Mrs. Beatrice
Dlgnon-Dana, believed . to have fled to
New Jersey to avoid being questioned
about the shooting of her husband In
Central park, may be routed from that
state by threatened bigamy proceedings.
County Prosecutor English of Elisa
beth, N. - J., has been Informed of the
marriage of Mrs. Dlgnon - to Dana in
Rahway on April to and h haa alao
been handed the diepatchea from Seattle
stating definitely that Mrs. -Dlgnon got
her divorce' from her first husbsnd July
It lsst. ' No trace of the woman oould
be found today... Aa a result of. a con
sultation today between George Corn
wall and Henry Stern, a young lawyer.
the latter has taken up the champion-.
ship of Mrs. Dlgnon-Dana.
A shadow of mystery hss hung ovsr
the case of . Dana ever since he was
found wandering In Central park laat
week with a bullet wound in his breast.
There wss talk of arresting Mrs. "Babe"
Womaok-Dlgnon-Dana, in tho belief
that, ah hlght throw some light .upon
the . mystery. . She protested- that ahe
was merely slightly acquainted -with
Dana, and Dana although told that he
wss dying, would tell, nothing, saying:
If I die it were better I aaid nothing
If I live I will make everything clear." .
dose upon the protestations and au
thorised statements of Mrs. Dlgnon'
friends that ah knew young Dana only
slightly cam th discovery that .the
woman waa wedded secretly to him on
April tO last in Rahway. N. J. Follow
ing la th marriage record filed in th
county clerk's offce: : I
bounty Clerk's Offic. N. -J. ;
- , i "April 10, 104.
"Samuel I Dana to Beatrice Wormack
Dlgnon. by th Rv, William Terrace
Stuchell. pastor of the Second Presby
terian church, Rahway, N. J.
Bridegroom Age, 27: previous stats.
single; residence, Jersey City.
"Bride Age, 14; previous state.
Widow; residence. New Tork City. -
"Groom's father, C. G, Dana.
"Bride father. William Wormack."
It waa aaid by a friend of young Dana
that the latter'a marriage was the out
come of a romance extending over a pe
riod of several months. Mrs. Dana wag
of an aspiring soul and ambitious to
shin behind the footlights. She waa
eager to find some one who could ad
vance her Interests. Young Dana, de
spite th fact that there war wealthier
suitors for the widow's hand while she
was at the Hotel Washington, won it.
Although working at the bank on a mod
est salary of 130 a week, h apparently
enacted th role of m swell young man
about town. '
The wedding, according to thla friend.
was an automobile elopement. Touring
through New Jersey, th bank clerk and
the widow stopped st th parsonage of
th Rev. W. T. Stuchell In Rahway, and.
CIRCULATION- QP THO .
entering th house In their linen dusters,
they were married.' The chauffeur waa
a' witness '. , "" '. . .
A month ago th friends of th couple
were invited, to a dinner .given .by
Charles Edward- Stols. a Philadelphia
broker, and then for th first tlms th
announcement waa made by. Dana and
th widow that they were man and wife.
Alt present agreed to keep the secret. It
is said, and ao th truth remained un
known' until the discovery of the record
la Rahway yesterday. '
The reason given for the secret elope
ment and wedding is that Mrs. Dana was
afraid that the publication of the fact
that ahe was married might injure, her
stsge career. - She thought that as a
widow her aspirations would meet with
mora encouragement from those whose
interest she must gain. -.- . . .
Mrs. Dana had plenty of money while
she lived at the Hotel Martha Washing
ton. . Shs occupied a suite ot three rooms
and spent , money freely for caba and
other luxuries. '. -r .
- She had evidently carried out her pur
pose of going' on the stage to the point
of applying for a position, for one .the
atrical man said that hs had the name
of a Mrs. Dlgnon among his list of can
didates for minor parts.
Coroner Jackson visited the" prison
ward' of Bellevue today to try and gain
Information' from Dana.
"I will tell you nothing," aaid Dana
to sach question.
(Continued on Page Three.)
WRIT MARS CLARK'S
(Special Dispatch by Leased Wire to The Joarnal)
Redwood City. Cal.. Aug. t. Charles
W. Clark, th aon.of th millionaire
senator from Montana and the owner .of
th beautiful Hobart place at Bur
llngame. and wBo married Miss Celln
Tobln yeaterdsy. has been sued by the
BanM of California for $24,000 and an at
tachment haa been placed upon hla
Burllngame home.' Clark and his brtd
ram to their country place from San
Francisco immediately after the wedding
cereniony and reception, to spend the
honeymoon. Todsy th sheriff served
The complaint waa filed In th county
clerk' offic at thla place three day
ago, but no entry was mad in th court
record until today, after th attach
ment had been served.
Th action wss commenced scdbrdlng
to th complaint, because f'lark failed
tn pay two promissory notes for f 11,000,
both held by the bank. Each of the
note la dated December 11, l01, and
PRICE FIVE CENTS. '
Allowed to Secretly Plead
Guilty to Theft
fA7cwe tuc ncTCPTivnc
lUL,nO I I1L lL I Lvl 1 f LO
By Specious Pleas Escapes Peniten
tiaryTSceks to Break Jail and -
Murder Officers-His Fairy
Story About "Pals." ; ?y;
Four months ago th store of Q.''P.(
Rummelln Sons waa robbed of furs
worth In th neighborhood of tLt00.
John McCarthy and jam Coleman wer'
arrested for the theft April 14 by Do-"
tectlve Snow and Kerrigan, and hav
since been incarcerated in - th couKty,
JalL L'nknown to any but th authori
ties, McCarthy was taken before 'Pre
siding Judge George In th circuit court
about two and a half months ago and
permitted to plead guilty to th laroeny
of the furs. It developed yeaterday that'
by promising to have bis "pals" return
th furs not yet located he haa managed"
to stave off his sentence for that periodf .
and in th meantime baa devoted all bis
tlm and energy ' to schemes, to break
Another interesting fact leaking v out
at ths same time la that the informa
tion which led to the discovery of th
part of th stolen furs sgaln in posses
sion of the owners waa furnished by J.
J. Johnson, one of th guarda on th
oounty chain gang. He it waa that
secured knowledge of where a part ot
th stolen furs were located and confided,
what he had learned to Detective Snow
and Kerrigan. It is said that owing
ha baa ao far ben unable te obtain a pro
rata of, the reward, though his sppli-
catlonor ' th full amount. 1150. waa
UIVU W1MW MUW ,W
..... .Tools th OmclaJ. ,
The most remarkable fact 'in eonnee- -
tlon wttb the whole affair seems to be
th entire success of McCarthy in
cosenlng the officials. . Th part played
by the county officials. It is said, is due
to the advice of City Detective Snow
uu . .bum. .
It wss about two months and a hair
ago that McCarthy sent word to the de
tectives that he would like to see them
He promised that if he ahould be per
mitted to plead guilty and ahould r-i
celve a light sentence his pals would re
turn the remainder oi tn rurs.
The detectives saw Deputy District
Attorney Adams and Informed blm of,
what the -prisoner bed agreed to do.
They advised th acceptance of hla of
fer. He waa taken before Judge George
lata on afternoon and entered a pie
He asked that sentence be postponed
until his pals bad tlm In which to
secure the remainder of th goods. Th
fur had been sent some distance away.
he stated, and two or three weeka would
be required in which to gather them to
gether and return them to- G. P.
Rummelln V Sons. ' ,
1 7 ! ... nl 1.4 Witt. th.
court merely acting under th advlc!-
of th detectives and th deputy dis
trict attorney that It would beVtfh
Interests of Justice to postpone aentenc
until the man had an opportunity to ful
(111 his promise.
Attempt to Sao
McCarthy returned to the founty Jail,
having accomplished his object of keep
ing out of th penitentiary: where he
would hav no chance, practically speak
ing, of making his escape. That bis
whole story waa concocted in order to
remain In the county jail, from which
he believed he might escape, la shown
by his subsequent actions.
He had not- ben back in th Jail a
week before a vague rumor reached the
eara of D. D. Jackson, then county Jailer,
that a plan to sacap had been hatched,
by th Inmate. Shortly afterward a
prisoner informed the authoritiea while
being taken to Salem that tool had been
smuggled into th Jail, aa well as weap
ons, and that a wholesale break had been
planned with McCarthy aa th ringlead
er. The, trill waa Immediately aearched
thorouaHA and two heavr hlnce-flanaes "
and a srAiti saw discovered. McCarthy
protested hi innocenc and managed to
(Continued on Page Threa)
bear Interest at the rat of per
cent per annum. Judgment la asked for
the full'amount of $26,000 with Interest.
The attachment proceedings were sworn
to by Irving F. Mnulton tn Ssn Fran
cisco, and" the bond neceeesry In such
esses bears the name of William Alvord
and E. W. Hopkins
Since coming to Sttrt Mateo county
Clark haa taked an active Interest in its
development snd progress. A few
month sgo he and other capitalists In
terested themselves In a proposed else,
trio railway from San Mateo to Half
Moon bay and other coast towns. Ap
pllcstlon wss made hy them to the
board of supervisors for a franchise for
such a railroad, and the franchise waa
grsnted. . Considers bis money hss' al
ready been spent In snglneeting work,
snd should they receive encnuramtt
from the farming sections thrnuch
which ths road will psss it Is not Im
probable thst actual construction w-vilt
will be commenced in a short tkr.