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t'ORtLANbr' OREGONf WEDNE-DAY EVENIIIG, - NOVEMBER 2, 1904 FOURTEEN PAGES.
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Bursts, Vrecks Ilcnus,
. Drowns;S!cepers ;
TWENTY ' ARE KILLED
iteorc Thsa V Sqaare j:iieof Terrl
Si toiy la Uie Path of Rata ieft
'yry the' Bashf&i Torrent V;l
VScene of DesolstloW?
,V' " , Jannul BomUI tcrrie.!
' - -f - I 1 VIA I VntlMl With.
man, v-t "
ut warctnc th north wall of tha Burc
'brlok reservoir at t b W tn ton . wetep-
- work f av ly thU moraine;.-lettlu
" out of leh a million and a half rallona
. ot water to Inundate and sweep through
: a aqoara mil of territory and- oarrvlna;
to sudden death at least nine pereona.
. It la believed the total deathllst will
show that a .score of Uvea are lost, pud
' the number of - mlsalns . exceeds even
, this figure. .- ' ; r-j-The
deaS whose bodies have been re
covered ere: . . . v..
MH&. . MARTIN JPEOPIJBa .; , v
Miss nina poa .:'.'y :.;:. -,. y
THOMAS BOUTHERIf. - T1
. . , FIYB NpOROaA,,,.. 1.,
-, Thirteen resldenoes In the vicinity of
, ,the resetyolr were destroyed and. a ne
'i aro-aet Uement which, bordered the
. banks pf the little stream below was en
tlrely swept away.' Almost all of . the
; .x victims were drowned In thelrbeIs.
',,-: -,:.v Are4 Aato-Boat. '-t':
. Two -residents of a - nearby buUdinv,
" Sir. and 1 Mrs. WlUlasa JeakJns, were
i. ewept dowa the stream on -their bed,
: , which had floated out from- the sud
. , denly wrecked home, and were thus car
' rled Sot yards down the stream. Neither
... j -was- Mjueeev -- --,-r v . ? -TrJ
The home or Mart .a Peoples. Immedl
l ately below the reaerrolr, was literally
burled la mjud and debris, and all Its
t oecopanta are mlsslnc with the ezcep
- tloa of Jcs.- Peoples, whose, body has
; been reooverea. ' ; ' : .
AU of the-bleanrecveredwererH
moved from the debris of their wrecked
.... homes, where they were found pinned
down beneath timbers and nearly all In
their beds, showing that death had ever
. taken? them while they slept - j
The terrible force of the released
waters la shown, by the oath of the
torrent. :. ' Pteoea of masonry of whirs
j-tha reservoir wall was construoted,
ei-hlns In some eases many tons,. were
. carried for half a mile down the stream
' before the. water. left tbera stranded. .
. - :--1 . Ohild rse,v t '.;
.-" Beside the sinyular escape of William
;. Jenkins and hla wife another one was
' discovered, belnT that of a little- child,
- which was found eaufht la the branches
of a Jree where it had been left by the
.flood and at a distance of nearly three
' quarters ef a mile from Its home. -
Without doubt many bodies of those
, ; who are tnlaalna; were washed Into Be-
- loe's pond a mile below the reseryotr
- site. As soon aa daylight oame parties
- constotlnc of both whites and nefroes
. eominenoed the work of , dracainc this
;' t. bond for bodies, i' It la possible . that
many will never be recovered, as cun
. sklrrable masses' of silt that have ac
. cumulated in the reservoir in pest years
' was carried out to bury victims -froui
' ', alftbt and from chance of recovery.'.
. Investigation today . leads to the be-
- . lef that the disaster was caused by the
ere mowing of the reservoir. ' It .will
prrbably never be known definitely whs
-. was responsible as 'It is certain' that
none of those engaged at the plant- aur
.10HN A. SflFRIDAN
DIEiS AT ST. LOUIS
t: ' ''s..' i '
" Uenraal peclal serrlee.) '
Bt, liOuls, -Nov. 1 . John A. (Kid)
'Sheridan, a former member- of. the
house of delegates,- whose .trial ' for
-bribery In connection with a suburban
deal has been delayed on account of his
illness, died this morning. Sheridan was
. convicted and sentenced to, five years,
but . the ' supreme court remanded . his
' sVCTJLKJ'rS TO PLIv MSKMMJjr.
" (fleeeial tHspetrh te The JoenwiL)
Vancoover, B. X Nov. 1 A man
'-"v named Miller, a labor1, attempted to
- commit suicide here taia-nornlng. He
cut his throat with a-Jackknlfe. Hla
' recovery Is doubtful. He waa temporar-
-Jf.Jlehssa4 Ht rr'1' c1t)LTu5""
day and, has no relatives ' here." .
WOMAN BANDIT' IShm m
-.'." (Tnereai SpeHal Ifrrhe.) .
OwmgavlUe. Ky Nor. SSeveral eoun
,tles In VlrginU Just over the Kentucky
border are In a state of terror as ths re
sult of depredations committed by Bes
sie Hatfield, a member of the Hatfield
faction of feudists, who formerly terror
ised the community around like county,
Ky. - ' ' ' ' ' -
The woman Is armed with two revolvers
snd a rifle. She leads a horse, never rid
ing ths animal. When she arrives at a
t I -:- (1 sM-viane
v Sav Them Under,
r -Searchlights. ;
KO TORPEDO BOATS
RojciJvcBsky'. Assertion Tbat ' His
- fleet Was . Attacked Denied ly j
trawlers ; at ' the Pfflclalp V
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''"''.-"'"- "'.'' " ' v'-..'1'- ....
-'' "' (Jooraal Special lerrlce.) . J - -Hull,
England, Nov. fc The cdroner'a
Jury- Impaneled to Inquire Into the
deaths of the fishermen who were killed
off Dogger bank this afternoon . ren
dered a verdict that they were killed by
show fired without warning, or provo
cation, from war vessels.
, The Jury did not meet until after
noon and but little time was lost after
the session opened In the examination of
witnesses,, The testltmony consisted of
the same stories a have been previ
ously exploited, and the examination
xouiitad 'mainly of - Questions to -bring
mt th Mints aa to whether there could
phave been poaslblllty-acoonMng to ob-
veTa views, OI xtmnrai to
..vi umtUiuii belnsr . nlauslble.
L On Jthla point tha nabermea agreed in
taalr tettlP"MT-1fl raiiersjea. lornipc
statements to tha affect that the search
lights from the worships played npon
them some Urns before a shot was fired
and continued throwing lignt on them
hlle the cannonade waa in, pnwnw -rh
.mrleJ that owlns? to tha great
play-of search, light they were enabled
to sea cieany a kuj viy
nothing in the shape of oraf t resembUng
torpedo boats. . . . ' '
Th verdiet aa rendered by the Jury
purposely attaches no blame and makes
DC reeommenaauaw, m w
Aside front the story x. tha strength
ef . light created by tha searcb. lights
there was nothing new brought out In
the testimony. 4 '
'xMM9om-nomm mamt. -
egotlatioma Oonoemlna . m
ttenal Xamlry Oontmaev; ;.- v
-'4 ' (Jooraal Special gervtea.) i. -' - i
Tixmn. Nov. 1. The cabinet met this
morning at Premier Balfour's homo. It
Ut believed tha nnat araxt 01 in
Russian convention waa under .consid
eration.""'..' c -;'" .'-.'- ' .'' -
v It is learned that tansdbwne reported
progress In ths negotiations with Russia
to the! cabinet,"" althoughr- complete
agreement has not been roadbed. -
The business community Is still un
easy ,and consols cloaed down.
Leopold RotheohUd and other great
financial Interests have been making the
strongest kind of representations to both
London and St. Petersburg in tne inter
ests of peace." - It is pointed out that
Europe la to no-economical (position to
weather the strain ana tnat war wouic
result In an appalling and, far-reaching
commercial disaster. - '. ('"
Count Benokendorff, the Rueeisn rep-
resentaUve; end M. Carabon, the Preneh
minister, had a conference today.- Later
the Russian ambassador visited lord
Lansdownex . v '''; '-
The Russian embassy this arternoou
Issued the following; . " - - "
Nothing has ooeurred In the aegetla
ttona to ralavfears of a new crista The
two governments, are studying and dec
orating detail for ' the International
commission Inquiry. The presentnego-
ttatlons are toward a settlement of these
deUUa" , .'-'V . '
- . i - Vic -V.
UTOBTI , QTJTBT , sTZwaTT.
akharoff Anaenaoea Badeemhr -
..-' bardmeat ef wwspeam. 1 ;
'C: (ieeraal Bpertal. grre.l 2 i :
,8L Petersburg. Nor. . Sakharoff re
ports that the night passed quIMl along
the BhabkS river.- I esieraay mere-were
few Indecisive bombardments nut no
decisive actions, '..--i .'i';':,-;,'
XOUSAT A VOOan- OMM.
Aeeesslo of sTloholaa U to BnsaUt
' (looraal Bpeelal errlea.) . " .
St. Petersburg, Nov. t. The anni
versary ef the accession cr the esar.
Nicholas . II. to the throne passed in
gloom. ' Although business was sus
pended, the streets of the capital elabo
rately decorated with the Imperial colore
and private aa well aa public buUdlrfga
and foreign embassies, decorafed with
flags, - the . critical condition in Man
churia damped the people's spirits.- ; .
(Continued! on Page' Two.) .,
feed for her horse cr hereeuV she breaks
door or Jock, calmly helps herself and
threatens to shoot If anybody Interferes
with her. - . ' i
The woman says her father Is horse
trader In Virginia, and that she; la trying
to overtake him. She wears her aatr
short, and. her dress eu.-off Just below
the knees.' ..'When -shw rekchea a point
where she wishes to pass the night she
puts her horse In the bam. 'placing her
bedding clnee) by the door, and with her
revolvers under bar head, goes ts sleep.
COUNT BISNCKENDORTK, RUSSIAN AMBASSADOR TO GREAT .BRITAIN,;
' WHO HAS BEII. ACTIVB .IN.SI-lJNalTJI
'', SULTINO "FROM TH1? BLUNDER OVOtm BALTIC FLEET. : ""T
?:iffiii?;Si-vC C o I & 8540 .000
L"s (Iora BpeUli- BrvUeiJ.-':.".''h(,t';, .
London, Nor. . At Beaufort Castle,
Inverness. Scotland, the wedding waa cel
ebrated today of Miss Helen M. PMpps,
second daughter Of .Mr.'and Mrs. Henry
Phlpps, Jr., s,M,Vr. Idtp)r--IarthV ri.
son of Mr. and 1 ?rs. Bradley Martin,
formerly of New Tot k. The' ceremony
was performed Air Archdeacon binds Ir
and.-was attended ' by jnany guests of
prominence In tha social world. Fred
erick Tewnsendj uncle of the. bridegroom,
was best' man, . and - the -bade had her
sister. Miss Amy Phlpps, as maM of
honor. ' The bride wore a gown of plain
white satin, partially veiled. In rare old
lace, the Joint gift of Mrs,. Bradley Martin
and Mrs. Phlpps.: ' , ;v "
The wedding was - the ' most ' dassllns
that has been celebrated In Scotland for
many year. The groom 'was arrayed In
Highland costume -that cost msnv
thousands of dollars. . The kilt cost 1250.
Ths doublet Is valued at . 24.d00. It is
msde of . a- reddish - velvet. belonging-o
the Mentles clan, only to be got out of a
national dye called -erotal and. has SO
diamond buttons set In gold. The waist
coat of yellow satin, also had diamond
buttons, and cost tlO.MO; ) . :
The cost of tha gold . mounted beaver
skin sporran wak nearly $300, exclusive of
the ruby eyes in the head of the beaver.
The groom's shoes were fastened with
diamond buckles. His dirk was. mounted
Queer memento of ;
tV.-Vrs- (oeraal Bpeelal Berrlee.) '
Cleveland. O:. , Nor... 1. The Tavern'
clubv .composed of the wealthiest men in
the city, .are building an elegant home,
aad last night laid the comer stone of
the building. An Iron 1 box was set in
place In ths stone-' aad. whenhalf env
bedded m mortar each member contrib
uted a momento. The first td contribute
was Harry Devereaux. who dropped Into
the box a shoe once worn by tne famous
stallion McKerron. Then cameRobert
Ireland, a brother-in-law of the late Sen
ator Hanna, and former vice-president of
the American Shipbuilding company. -
Ireland some weeks ago was operated
on for appendicitis. The operation waa
successful and Ireland ; fully recovered.
The removed appendix was preserved In
alcohol In a bottle. Me-brought the 'bot
tle In the waistcoat of Ms evening clothes.
Tne oottie was wrapped in pink paper.
Ireland removed the paper that all might
see." The others present looked at the ap
pendix in rapt awe. - "Such la my love for
thla club," said Ireland, "that I give part
of myself 'Into the keeping of this cor
nerstone., 'J .,,.;, J , ', ?.? ,.J.-. ..
SNAKE AND JAlJUAR '.
i- " ' (Jminul gpecla. garefae. ' ' ' ' ' 1 ". !
ItMnoTKov.i i-A furious Jaurar broke
from its cage in the so owned by Sam
Davis at Carson City yesterday after
soon, and while prowling among the other
cages tor open the door of a cage con
taining; a huge rattlesnake. A fight be
tween tne oeast ana we reptue imme
diately ensued and the Contest was one of
tne most staruing ostites ot ins sma ever
rltneseed, - ' ' - ---
When the door fell from the screen Cage
containing the rattlesnake ths reptile tan-1
mediately struck the enraged Jaugar, bat
the skin of the animal resisted the fangs
of the snake. With growl the augar
Jumped at the snaked attempting to grab
It behind the Jaws. The reptile nnoolied
and throwing Its long body to Its full
length, sunk its fangs deep Into tM side
of the beeet.' The Jaugar caught the
snake In Its mouth and crushed its borty,
but not until the deadly fangs had again
sunk Into the, animal's shoulder.--' The
)auger died with the snake colled around
Its leg and body .''"'-''
with gold anij cairngorm ;-ths plaid that
all . chieftains wear, fastened to the left
shouldsr waa fastened with a . sprig of
Mengles heather formed of, precious stones
that cost tl.000. r The .cost-of -his other
clothing was: -Cap, ISO.hosetTO; gart
,re. dirkv 104i;-.belt,.$oa--
Toung Bradley Martin's gift te the bride
was a superb collar of diamonds three
and a half Inches in height at the front,
the d reign being garlands of leaves form
ing circles, each of which Incloses a
monster pearl. It Is reported to have
est 18.0o.- A tiara Is beinr made W
match tth collar. v ,
Bradley Martin, -Vr.,- Is the only eon of
Mr, and Mrs. Bradley .Martin of Bal
macaen. formerly of New Tors.: He was
one of three children. The eldest son,
Sherman Martin, .died some years ago.
and the daughter Is the. wife of the Earl
of Craven,' '
. Bradley' Martin is a serious youth. Hs
has written considerably for the -Enrltoh
aitd American reviews and there has been
talk - -late of hla lateattoa tenter polt
leal life tn England. . t . ' r
Miss Helen Phlpps, v ths bride. Is the
younger of the two daughters of Mr. and
Mr. Henry roipps, jr. Tne otner cnii-
dren consist of the eldest daughter and
three veona, Henry. ' Carnegie R., - and
Howard. The Phlppees have- a, town
houac in .East -Fifty-sixth street. New
Tork. One of the eons married a daughter
of Michael P. draco. v ..
BY AN UNKNOWN MAN
. '''.'".'')''"'' (Jeeraat BjMciu.Berrtee.)
. New Ulm, Minn., Nov. 1. Dr.'L. X
CobharA.a dentist, aged 10 years., as
murdered In his office last night A. p.
Brooks, a newspaper proprietor who has
an office beneath the dental office; heard
a scuffle, and found the door locked. .
He looked through' the transom and
saw the murderer deal Cob hard blows, on
the ' head with hammer,' felling . him.
LHeTtben stabbed the unconscious man.
Brooks called loudly tor neip ana. tne
mnrderer Jumped through window and
escaped. There Is no due to the motive
of the murderer."-. ' '.'. '-;; .-'i-."'r.
PARKER ARRANGING 1
SPEECHES FOR TOUR
r;-.:i ,i ' (Jooraal speelar serrtee.) ;j ';'.: -.''
Nsw Tork. . Nov. , 1. Parker spent ths
morning In writing speeches' foe hla Con
necticut tour. Hla throat. I not in good
condition and be wttl have It sprayed so
as to. get It Into shape for 'his two
speeches 'tonight, one at Cooper Union
hall and the other at Carnegie hall.''
. At 'the cloee of the meeting Parker wDI
be given a reception at the club. He will
leave for Connecticut at 10 o'clock tomor
row. Despite denials thers. is stilt pos
sibility that Parker will make a trV to
Indianapolis ior a speecb-Monday night.,
THAW AND CHORUS :
. ": GIRL LEAVE HOTEL
;; f: r:yy; X
' (JosWrjpedaiservlee.,!' - -New
,Tork.' Nov. Harry . K. Thaw
of Pittsburg, a brother-in-law ef tha
Earl of Tsrmoatn; who arrived from
K'jrop yesterday with Florence K. Nes
bit, the artist's model and chorus glrL
to whom be Is reported to have bee
married in Paris, left the Cumberland
hotel this afternoon where he had en
gaged a suit yesterday.
The proprietor , demanded that . they
register as man and wife. He 'com
pelled them, to occupy' separate roims
last night, and today they left without
registering. ' Their .destination Is un
known ' ' , . '.. - :
Dnc Lift Fffled Willi Men
t?m Down shaft;
Those Not Crushed by ; the Fall Are
Drowned In the - Sump at the
. ; : Bottoas of Nantlcbke, Pa., '
SA:ff'M Coal Pit. U':-v
' ' (Joonul Special Berrlce.)
WUkesbarre.' Pa., Nov. t. Ten miners
In a cage at tha Achlnloss mlns near
Naintlooke, this morning fell a distance
of 1,700 feet to the bottom of the shaft
and met death either by concussion or
by drowning In the water which filled
the lump it the bottom of the main
shaft,.: . t-.'-f
The man. In the .cage' were being
hoisted to the upper levels of the mine
when the engine got beyond the control
Of the engineer and started to. drop.To
add to the certainty of death the cable
broke .and the cage was suddenly.. re
leased to fall a distance of 1.708--feet
With the; fall-rof the cage came the
wrecking of the hoisting gear so there
was no means at hand for tendering
Immediate assistance to the victims of
the accident.1-It te possible thet if such
had been at hand there oould have been
soms. lives saved.1 as It was disclosed
that several of the Imprisoned minors
within the-'case - had met death by
Tne oimcuuy oi reaenmg me cage waa
creat, -as- It. became neeessry to rig a
temporary, hoist before any or tne res
cuer . could : go . to .the bottom . of the
hehaft. . When the wrecked, cage was at
tached and hoisted out the men -within
It showed by their postures the horror
of the death, those who drowned having
iapparently .struggled to escape toss 4he4
oags until Ufa left them. -
1 The dead were all Polish miners known
to the offlclala of tha company by num
ber only. Nearly all were married with
families., . . r 4
Ths mins In which tha disaster Joe-"
eirred ''Is .owned .by "the Delaware " it
Laackawanna company and' Is 10 miles
soutn ox ners. -
. j a.
GIRL PUTS THUG TO
FLIGHT WITH 1HATPIN
."' ' ; (iearssl Bpeelsl gerrles.) , -,
an Francteco-,- Nor.-t. A batntn proved
an efficient weapon of defense for a
young woman at the beach last night. J.
Johnson and his sweetheart. Mlsa Edith
Flaherty were attacked - ln the bruhh
near t het ocean. j Johnson Was stunned by
a blow on the head. The highwayman
next attacked the affrighted girl, strik
ing her and throwing her to the ground.
The girl fought Ilka S tigress, drew a
heroin from her bat and -plunged It re
peatedly Into the body of her assailant,
finally Jabbing . the weapon Into the
man's -leg with such foroe that the ruf
fian released his hold on her throat and
shoulder and screamed with pain. At thla
phase of the fight Johnson recovered con
sciousness aad attacked the man with hla
fists, yelling for assistance. , Ths man
fled, carrying ths hatpin with him In his
body. - . " . -.-.-j ,v
VIENNA -WOMAN KILLS
73-YEAR OLD MAN
t . ... Xirx:r '
' liosvsal gpedal gerrlee.V
" Vienna. Nor. . A ghastly murder In
the populous suburb of Marlahllf is ths
sensation of ths- day. Johann Slkora.
aged ft. a wealthy widower, - who had
been missing; wsa found sewn In a sack
in the apartment of a couple' named
Klln. It seems to be Sstabllshed that
the woman, Francises Klein, alone com
mitted the crime, Bhe decoyed gikora to
her lodging, strangled him, cut off his
limbs and than placed tha portlone In a
sack, which she hid behind a sofa where
they were found. . .' .
Ail this was dose daring the absence
of tha husband, who, on his return,
slept with his wife in the room in which
the body was ' lying. After murdering
Slkora. Francises 'went to his apart
ments and by means of keys taken from
his dead body robbed his safe of money
and stocks to ths amount of several
thousand dollars. 'The' following day
she and her husband fled and have not
yot ' been apprehended. It Is believed
they may have taken passage to America.
POPE HAS AN ATTACK '
OF HEART FAILURE
,'':' t'v; 1 - v rt4p.f
;fjesrsal' ajpeeUl Service.) ';.'
' Rome, Nov. I. The pope had an at
tack of heart failure during the night
Dr. Xapponl gave immediate relief and
he Is much improved today.' The gouty
pain in hla right leg hae almost gone.
He hopes to continue hla audlencea to
morrow. . '
rtnrr azosncBATn oabuov. '
' IKperial Dbpetek te Te Jmml.) v
, Tacoma, Wash., Nor. I. Emit J. Carl
son, who shot and killed his father, John
B. Carlson, bas been exonerated by a
coroner's Jury and released. . The doc
tors who performed ths operation failed
to notice S aecond bullet wound la
Carlson's, right shoulder.
Million Dollar; Gift
ENDOWMENT IS SAFE
That Is Opinion of local Attorneys
Contest, It Anyy WiH Be JB-sed
xxx' on California lajrsCovera
' ' . ..' '. - ' " Jfr
. HelrsL?. tha .lata Jlra. Amanda W.
Reed, whose magnificent legacy estab
lishing the Reed institute is ths moat
notable gift this city 'baa aver received.
are said to be contemplating a contest
of the 'will , An attorney from Lo
Angeles' visited this city a few weeks
ago for tha purpose of investigating the
conditions of the will and the possibil
ity of a successful contest, and It is un
derstood that he came la behalf of cer
tain- California heirs. - Who sra -dissatis
fied with tha legacies left (o them by
the .testatrix. -,.i -.. ...
Martin winch, executor of sirs. Keed
will, edmits that ha oas beard ths ru
mor that a contest may bs attempted,
but -beyond the rumor ho Jisa heasJ
nnfhlnr. -Whether the-Californla
torney -concluded -to advise his cllenti
te attempt to break, the will, or wneiner
he concluded that a contest would be
hopeless,' Is" hot known.
It is the neuei, nowever, or promi
nent -attorneys -of-this ojty that the
will cannot be successfully aasalled, and
that there is no serious danger that
the endowment -for the Reed Institute
will be defeated. lt is understood that
the theory of the proposed contest is that
Mrs. Reed -was a resident ox tne stats
of California at ths time of her death,
and that ths laws of tbat state, which
piwfclw that -o-'Wor -than one third
of an estate shall be bequeathed to
oharltable purposes, will govern ' the
distribution pf -her property. . v.:
, . Portland ate Xosas. ' .1 :
In contravention of this theory- It Is
asserted Ahat Mrs.. Reed, though tom-
porarlly domiciled in California at the
time or her death, had never given up
her legal residence In Oregon, and that
Portland was still hsr home. That thla
Is true seems to.be established by a
multitude -Mt circumstances. It la fur
ther pointed sut in defense of the will
that under the laws of Oregon (section
S6L Bellinger sod- Cotton's statutes),
even a non-resident owning property' In
this stats may devise or bequeath It
according to the laws of this state,
which Impose no" limitation upon the
amount tbat maylte given to c heritable
uses. '-'.. i: ' -y-,
Mrs. Reed's will was filed in this
county May II. 1,4. . That part of the
estate lying within this state, was ap
praised at tl.tll.tltS. There Is also
property in California, not included In
this appraisal, which Is estimated by
the executor as something over IJ0O,
000. The totsl value of the estate Is
therefore probably in excess of 11,100.
00. Numerous, legacies were left to
relatives, both of Mrs. Reed, and of ar
husband, and provision wss also rnwde
for a number of charitable Institutions
in this oltst The, remainder of the
estate, amounting to considerably over
tVOOO.000, wss placed It), trust for ths
purpose of establishing "sn Institution
of learning,, having for its object tbs
Increase and .diffusion - of practical
knowledge among cltlsena ef ths ctty or
Portland and' for th promotion of liter
ature, science ana arc." '
FlVe trustees. Dr. T. I Eliot, juage
C. B. Bellinger, C A. Dolph, William
E. Robertson snd Martin w men. are
charged with tha execution of this
trust. ' ' , ' .'
Xxeeator wot wunea. ,
Ths lxs Angeles attorney, a Mr. Gib
son, Whose Visit W m ony juw
the talk of sn unpenning coniesi, am
not oall upon ' the executor, Martin
Winch, although, he is said to nave ex
plained the purpose of his trip to sev
eral ether persons. While ha la aup
posed to represent California heirs. It
Is Intimated that soms ox ne nmn re
siding in this state would Join in oon-
teatlna- the will ir tne prospecy vi
cess should prove favorable. '
W. E. Robertson of this city ts one
r the Sra trustees named for the Reed
n.tttnte and hla wire is one or uie
h.ir nt the estate. Mr. Robertson was
asked over ths telephone this morning
whether he bad heard. tne rumor inai
y. it mirtir ne contested.
,11" --. . M
ft couldn't teu you anything aooui . ,
U replied. , ... a ; .-r w.--.
"Did rou know or tne visn oi a C ali
fornia-attorney who came hers with
view to Instituting S contest?" " '.
"I couldn't tell yon anything about it,'
'wss' again, the reply. ' '
. "Then, so fas as yon know, there la ft
prospect of a, eonteatT" ..'
I couldn't ten you anything about
(Continued on Page. Two.
SUES FOR '$1,640,000
n ON: !C HAN
Ineraal Raeelsl gif 1t.) : '
Chicago, Nov. l.-A suit for IM4A.004
has Heen brught against S-prominent
hoard of trade brokers by Charlie F.
Krby, as trusree for Henry .. Tt t
The plaintiff Is Seeklrv to r-riover 1
-d to have been Im t.. - 1 tr board u
t 9 ect
. -t ill N. ' 1 C II
Decrease In EsSMea
This Year Akras
Columbia River Bai Been f Isid U
DeatfcvSays Cesslssloser jVaa
0usen Fisli 'Kist te ' ' ; '
Q ProtccteIlv.r 'x--) '
An-, alarming condition exlats in the)
salmon-hatcheries of the stats. The take
of eggs is less than one tenth of the usual
number and Bute Fish Commissioner II.
a ,Vsn Dusen Is making a hurried trip of .
inspection to oetermlns- If - possible the
cause of this Unprecedented falling off
and to provide a remedy. After an, la-
apectlon of the hatcheries along the lower
uoiutnoia ne arrived In : Portland last
night and left thla morning for Ontario,
where the hatchery la 'practically out of
business.. v.-: , X .
K This decrease in the number of erre
taken is not local but general throughout
a aiaic. i tne present rate the total
number of eggs taken this rear does not' ' -
exceed 16,000.000. while , last rear tha
tJhatcheries turned out over 7s.000.000 fry. -
.m, jwuuhu saurs so can aocQunt I or
this shortagaonly in two wave.-4ther"
the salmon have been fished out of tha
river or the fry turned out of the hatch
eries four years ago have failed to return '
to their native streams.
Work at the big hatchery at Ontario on 1
the 8nake river,, which la supposed to be
tne nest u the stats In equipment and to--.
catlon la at a standstill for. lack of fe
male salmon. The manager wrote to- Mr.
Van Dusen that the traps might as well :
be taken out as thers were no fish run
ning. Instructions to let the trsps remain
were: telegraphed. . Tne-take of err r-. i
Ontario does not exceed 1,006,000 this sea
son and the run of salmon is at an end
although the fish should continue to go
up the streams until the middle of No
vember, , . ' "' ' - .
' "I first noticed the decrease, tn nitmho
of eggs taken In the hatcheries along tha '
Columbia.", said Mr. Van Dusen, an4 eJ. -"
though ths falling off was unusual I at
tributed: It to the heavy fishing on ths
river, but when the Ontario, hatchery re
ported similar conditions "I - wss eon-
vlnced tbat it was no local condition, but
general. I can't account for It satisfactorily.-It
Is serious to the salmon--in.
dustry of the state and must be overcome
II possible." . . . ...
In the hope that - a sufficient . run of
salmon may yet come up the Snake river
the traps at Ontario will be kept in the '
river until ice forms. The last report
from that hatchery which was received
yesterday stated that the total number
of female salmon then on hand was 10, s
and 260,000 eggs.
"The Columbia river has been f lahed (a
death this year," said Mr, Van Dusen.
Snd this may be one of the causes tar
the light run.. The closing of ths fish tne;
season was' not observed. The stats , of
Washington has not cofoperated In ths
worn of protecting salmon and the Indus
try Is suffering. Then, I have not the.
exact account of the - number ef fish
turned out front the hatcheries four rears
ago, but hava no reason to believe that It
was any -less than is generally - turned
OUt." -' .-"r v
ATTEMPT TO DESTROY
7-, '. ' ' V - , '' ' ' ,-'..'- '
-- '. (Joersa! gpedal Smw.) '
Reno, .Nev- Nov. 1. O. Rchul. a rail-
read employe, was held up snd robbed of
68 by a gang of six men near Derby, last
night. After completing their work, the
villains who evidently feared recognition,
aad m an effort to cover up their crime.
tney attempted te destroy the slant of
their defenseless victim. The sight of 4m -
aye was ruined and In all probability the
sight of the other, will be totally loatA
i ne injurea man was nrotignt here mat ,
night, and will be sent to Han Franebiro)'
for further treatment immediately. Roea
wsa walking along the track when he waa
accosted by the brutes, who. after tellev-' .
Ing hire of his money, proceeded to enrrr
out their terrible deed with- wlaooiical
coolness. . . i -' c
BALLIET YIELDS ALL
. . (Special Dwpatrh as The JoaraaL)
' Ran Francisco, Nor. I. All the suits
a gainst Let eon Balltet - by the Whits
Bwan Mining company havs been settled
out of court, Baliiet yielding -all his In.
terests and claims against the Whits
Kwan and allied companies for the suns
Of II. . .L-.. .. - -
GE LOSS E,'
suit for r
tisr ef r
. . e ..