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THE OREGON . DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND. WEDNESDAY EVENING. DECEMBER K HOC
The Past ths Heaviest Year in
the History of the Cir
OVER TWELVE HUNDRED
CASES WERE COMMENCED
County Makes Profit of Over Five
Hundred Dollars on the
The year ending December S, 1104.
u the busiest In the history of the
circuit court Of Multnomah county.
More than 1.100 cases, criminal and
civil, vara begun and fully two thirds
were prosecuted to a settlement; 147
were civil actions, the majority requir
ing trial by Jury- Over 100 were settled
out of court, which left the county a
(air profit; In the Jury oases the county
la all criminal cases the greater ex
pense Is upon tha county. Sheriff
Word's raids on the gambling houses
swelled the criminal docket above that
of previous years, and of the 300 cases.
114 were against gamblera.
Civil cases alone are profitable to the
county. Before a civil case can be filed
fees amounting to about 1-0 (depending
on the nature of the case and the money
Involved) must be paid. If either party
wanta a Jury, f 12 must be paid.
The expense to the county in main
talning thla department of Justice aver
age about $1,017.83 a month for the year;
thla Includes pay for Jurlea and clerks.
Considering the. expense in criminal
trials the shown Iproflt of 3541 Is more
than had been expected.
CLEW TO BANDITS
WHO SHOT YETTER
Man Says He Knows Some Men
Who Answer Description of
RELICS OF PEACE AND
WAR FOR THE MUSEUM
A broad ax with a lengthy history has
been added to the Oregon Historical
society's museum. The implement is
nearly a century old. It waa used on
the Brie canal at Lockport, N. T., In
1830. and In the canal at Frankfort, Kj ,
In 1 839.
It was brought scross the plains by
Joseph Parrot in 1344. and In 1843 It
hewed the timbers with which Fort
George at Aatorla was constructed. The
Umbers with which the Catholic church.
Dr. McLoughlln's granary and the Clack
amas county court house at Oregon City
were framed with It In 1(60.
It was preserved by the Parrot family
and recently was turned over to George
H. Hlmes. curator of tha historical so
ciety, by Joseph Parrot. Jr., of Glen
Mr. Parrot has also presented Mr.
Hlmes with a Celt or stone ax, which he
plowed up in a field at the base of lit.
Adams. It is a curious implement, be
ing unlike any other in the museum.
R. Mills of Portland has presented
to the society a sheath knife found on
the Custer battlefield in 1882, and a
cannon ball, weighing 11 pounds, which
waa taken from an old fortification
which had been battered down by Ad
miral Dewey's battleships In the Philip
Detectives claim to have unearthed a
clew on the east side this morning that
will throw light on the alleged attempt
to hold up the "Spokane Flyer" on the
O. R. a N. Co.'s tracks at Montavllla
switch Monday night. In which Bert
Tatter was shot In the shoulder. The
clew consists of the statement that a
man on the ast aide knows a party of
four men who answer the deecrlptlon of
the alleged bandits. Yetter describes
i nly on of the men and that oaa wore a
mask Tetter failed to keep his appoint
ment with Dr. Sloeum for the purpose of
making an X-ray examination for the
bullet. Howover, the examination was
performed by Dr. Hamilton, w.ho advised
that the ball remain In the arm until
the wound had recovered sufficiently for
the patient to undergo an operation for
Detectives have been unable up to
this time to reach a satisfactory solution
of the affslr. They are positive, ' how
ever, that the switch was tampered with
but are unable to explain why four des
perate bandits should noe from a young
man whom they had completely at their
Fitxgerald, an n. u N Co. detective,
professes to accept the story as satis
factory In all Its details. Other detect
ives assert that he does so simply to
demonstrate to . the company officials to
what dangers they are exposed.
WILL CAPTURE ARIZONA
CAMELS FOR PACKERS
(Special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Reno, Nev., Dec. 14. A party of men
passed through this city for the Tono
pah goldflelds, where It will endeavor
to organise a company and capture the
camels on the desert of southern Ne
vada and use them for packing freight
to the Tonopah goldflelds and other
mining camps. There are a large num
ber of camels near Tonopah that can
be easily captured.
These camels were brought to Nevada
In 1864 by MaJ. Henry Q Wayne, act
ing under orders of the United States
government It was thought camels
would be better than horses, and they
were used several years for carrying
wood from the mountains to the Vlr
gla mines' and salt from Washoe city
to Virginia city.
Fine Art Pianos-Where to find them
The piano is the visible sipi of culture in every genteel household. A fine instrument bespeaks eloquently the musical feeling, the artistic appreciation
of the quality, and lends a certain distinction to its, environment however simple. Similarly is it true that an inferior piano cheapens ithe i effect of the rich
est surroundings and hints of some stsin on the owner's escutcheon of taste. But unless one has the proficient ear and technical judgment of an ex
pert the way of the piano buyer is hard. To avoid the pitfalls that beset the path of the average purchaser we have made it possible to make piano
buying easy at our place by presenting to the public pianos of unquestioned reputation and which are endorsed by the leading artists of the day.
NEW DIAMOND GROUNDS
MAY EQUAL KIMBERLY
(Journal gpeclal Berries.)
London. Dec. 14. The chairman of
the British North Borneo company has
enounced at a meeting of the company
that diamond -bearing ground. Identical
with the KImberly blue clay, has been
found at Laliuk river.
Samples of the diamonds are being
tested in London. The British North
Borneo company occuplea the northern
part of the Island which comprises an
area of 34,000 square miles, and has a
coast line of 900 miles.
Chris. O. Brown, former manager of
the Star theatre, arrived in town this
morning'for a stay of a few hours. He
has been running between Chicago and
Ban Francisco for the past two months,
booking attractions for the Northwest
ern Vaudeville association, and will
hereafter make his headquarters in Chi
cago. Mr. Brown states that he has
aome excellent acts contracted for and
win continue to supply the Star In this
city with fine bills. One object of his
visit, he states, is to enjoin the Mar
tells, bicyclists, who are playing at the
Grand. He claims that this team con
tracted with him to appear at the Star
two weeks hence and that a clause In the
contract absolutely prohibited them
from appearing In Portland previous to
thst time without his written consent.
MORE MATERIAL FOR
FAIR PRESS BUREAU
Frank L. Merrick of the general
publicity bureau returned from Seat
tle this morning after an interesting
stay among the Iggorote, the Moron
and the Nigrito who tailed yester
day from Seattle for their native
clime, after spending the St. Louis
exposition period on this continent.
There were about 340 of the foreign
ers and during his visit Mr, Merrick
gathered enough pictures and ma
terial to supply about all of the Sun
day papers published in America with
interesting reading. Incidentally, he
decorated Hie natives with Lewis and
Clark buttons, which they promised
to exhibit in the Philippines.
Mr. Merrick says that Seattle and
Tacoma entertain very friendly feel
ings toward the exposition project,
realizing that it is not alone for Port
land, but for the whole northwest.
PIERTIER ANSWERS SUIT
FOR ATTORNEY'S FEE
Michael riertier. the aged recluse of
St Helens, who gained unenviable
notoriety on account of his abduction of
and subsequent marriage to Mary Rob
inson, aged 13 years. Is In ths circuit
court this afternoon as defendant In an
action brought by Watts Si Dltchburn
to coUsct 1330 fees alleged to be due for
services rendered as attorneys after
Planter's arrest and marriage with
WIFE FEARS THAT HER
HUSBAND IS MURDERED
(Special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Pendleton. Or., Dec. 14. J. S. Sauls
burg left Pendleton December 3 with
a team to go to Touehet, Wash. He
was seen at Walla Walla the following
day. but since then hss not been heard
from. His wife and two small children
reside here. Mrs. Saulsburg believes
that her husband has met with foul
play. He had but little money with
him. The missing man la 37 years of
is MzitoBT op vsuaroa oovsobt,
(Journal Special Barrlee.)
London, Dec. 14. At Frogmore maus
oleum, near Windsor castle, the custom
ary annual service was held todsy to
mnrk the anniversary of the deaths of
the prince consort and Princess Alice.
King Edward and Queen Alexandra, ac
companied by the Prince and Princess
of Wales and other members of the
royal family, attended the service. The
sarcophnsgua jt the late prince corsort
and the marble memorial of Princess
Alice were decorated with beautiful
(Jonrnal special Serrlee.)
' Chicago, Dee. 14. It was authorita
tively anounred yesterday thst John D.
RockefelfSr has given between 32.000,000
and 33.000,000 to the Chicago university
to establish a school of engineering.
A MATTER OF HEALTH
HAS HO SUBSTITUTE
The King is Coming
The great Belgian violinist and his com
pany of artists will appear in this city
December 19 at the White Temple, when
all musjc lovers will want to hear this
master of the violin, as well as Grace
Whistler Misick, the. accomplished con
tralto ; Marion Green, a magnificent basso,
and Guillame Koenig, the brilliant pian
ist. On this occasion
The Everett Piano
will be used, which represents all that is
best in piano construction and is a recog
nized art product appealing to the cul
tured musical taste.
WE SELL THEM
Other Artistic Pianos
STECK Founded over a half century
ago and known as The Old Reliable.
FISCHER Established in 1840 and over
120,000 now in use in all parts of the
HARD MAN Established in 1842, over
60,000 in use and the piano known to
improve with use.
PACKARD A piano of the finest con
struction and artistic merit.
LUD WIG One of the most popular pi
anos at a moderate price and a big
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AND THE KNABE PIANO
There is nothing that adds so much to the artistic
piano locally as the preference and opinions of our own
artists. While D'Albert, Sauer Carreno and Hambourg
give the highest expression as to the Knabe being abso
lutely the best in America, no less valued is the opinion
of Mrs. Rose Bloch Bauer, our own greatest singer, as
to the artistic merit of this matchless piano, who before
selecting a Knabe Grand, for her own use, spent some
time in investigating the merits of other pianos handled
here. " .
Will Soon BoHcre
At the Marquam December 19.
It is unfortunate that two such great
artists should appear in our city at the
same time, but there is comfort in the
thought that Portland is music loving
city and that both will be accorded large
audiences. Madam Gadski is endowed
with a marvelous voice and charming per
sonality, and a rare treat awaits all those
who have the good fortune to hear her on
Tie Baldwin Piano
will be used, the piano of her choice and
the piano she uses on all occasions the
? eat American piano that took the Grand
rix at Paris, 1900, and the Grapd Prize
at the St Louis exposition, just closed.
WE HANDLE IT
In order that all may possess a piano
of the highest excellence, we have made
quite a reduction on all our pianos this
month besides giving you the opportunity
of paying for it on our easy payment plan.
We also hare some good second-hand and
usiid pianos at $150, $176, $200 and $218.
$400 pianos at $394, $876 piano at $28,
$850 pianos at $268, $800 pianos at $988.
Allen GQbert-Ramaker Co., sixth and Morrison st$.
TRIAL OFF TILL APRIL
(Continued from Page One.)
There was a hush of astonishment In
the courtroom, which was broken by
"There la one of the defendants who
Is In custody, and who, if this case Is
to be continued, should be released."
"The matter of Guy Huff's bond will
be satisfactorily arranged today," re
plied Mr. Heney.
'We would not wish htm to remain In
custody." said Judge O'Day.
"I think there wUl be no difficulty on
that score," answered Mr. Heney. "An
arrangement will be made which will be
satisfactory to both aides."
"Very well; the casts then stand con
tinued for the term." ruled Judge Bel
linger. Cell for Grand Jury.
United Ststes District Attorney John
Hall then addressed the court.
"We also wish to aek an order direct -lng
the grand Jury to reconvsns next
The order was Immediately directed by
The witnesses who had been subpoe
naed for the Puter trial were Instructed
to report st the office of the United
States district attorney, and on motion
of Judge O'Day the defendants In the
former trial were granted ,40 days In
which to prepare a bill of exceptions
and to file a motion for a new trial.
Court then adjourned.
Mr. Heney Explains.
After the adjournment. Assistant-Attorney
Oneral Heney gave out the fol
lowing statement: ,
"There were some Important matters
that I desire to take up with the United
States grand Jury before I leave here,
and besides it Is absolutely necessary
for me to be in San Francisco on Im
portant private business January- 4, -and
I must also be In Wsshlngton, D. C. the
second week In January In connection
with the Hyde-DImond case, which Is
to be argued before the United States
supreme court at that time. The trial
of the pending case promised to be ss
long as the lsst one and would have
thus prevented me from keeping my
other engagements. The attorneys for
the defendants consented to a contin
uance for the term In consideration of
the government msklng some slight con
cessions In reference to the boiida given
by dependents In ths pending untried
"Of course, for obvious reasons, It
would be Impmper for me to give any
Intimation as to the matters which I
expect to present to the grand Jury for
Ony Xo3T Oat on Boad.
The concession alluded to by Mr.
Heney related to the bond of Guy Huff.
He has been In jail since lsst Satur
day In default of 33,090 ball, but It was
agreed by the prosecution that Inas
much as he Is already under 34.000
bond upon another Indictment, no addi
tional bond should be exacted In this
case. Accordingly he was released this
The attorneys for the defendants were
mush plessed over the government's ac
tios la continuing the prosecutions and
they Interpreted the move as being fa
vorable to their clients.
"It means that the government has
mads up Its mind that it cannot con
vict," said L. F. Puter. who has ap
peared as attorney for Ms brother. H. A.
"I belters that Heney and Hall are
convinced that our clients cannot be
placed In Jeopardy a second time." said
Charlee A. Hardf- "The plea which we
entered la undoubtedly a sound one, and
tha first trial Is an absolute bar to
trial under ths second Indictment. Ws
have found numerous authorities since
the plea waa argued sustaining our posi
tion, and there is sn important decision
by the United States supreme court In
ths 181st U. & reports, which Is directly
In point If ths trial had proceeded
we would have Insisted upon submitting
to the Jury the question whether the
two indictments do not oover the same
offense, and that must have been tried
before ths government could -Introduce
other evidence against the defendants."
Judge O'Day declined to discuss ths
Both Mr. Heney aad Mr. Hall Insist
that there Is no merit In ths conten
tion of attorneys for ths defense, and
that the two Indictments relate to separ
ate and distinct conspiracies.
One result of ths oontlnuancs of ths
land fraud cases will be that both Sen
ator J. H. Mitchell snd Congressman
Blnger Hermann will be able to' attend
the hearing ss witnesses, ss congress
will have adjourned by the time of ths
date fixed In the continuance.
PORTLAND IN A PLIGHT
(Continued from Page One.)
tug and schooner came right on, ex
pecting the bridge to open.
Opened la Time.
Finally, the captain, realising some
thing was wrong, shut off his power,
but the momentum had been too great,
and they drifted, broadside, toward the
bridge. In one minute more the crash
would have occurred, but at the criti
cal Juncture the street car men succeed
ed in moving the vehicle off the draw,
gave the signal hurriedly, and the
bridge opened. Just In time to permit
the passage of the schooner and tug.
Oreat Inconvenience was experienced
in some of the large offloe buildings that
are eqilpped with electric elevators;
tenants were compelled to wslk up
stairs. In some cases, six or eight sto
ries. A few of the merchants of the city
made no effort to open their storss un
til broad daylight, and this waa late In
arriving, the atmoephere being espe
cially thick and murky thla morning.
The damage to the wires was rspalred
and the lights snd cars were running
as usual by 11 o'clock. The loss to ths
company will be In lnacttve meters and
BIG CUT IN PRICE.
Electric Company WUl Beduce the Cost
of Lights for Oomestlo Use.
The Portland General Electric com
pany Is perfecting arrangements that
will enormously Incrssss Ha commercial
current, to meet the Increasing dsmsnda
of business expected ss the result of
a material cut In the price of electric
lights for domestic use. Ths oa parity
of ths company's plant Is about 13.000
horsepower. The completion of ths nsw
steam power plant at ths foot of Twsn-ty-flrst
street will add mono horse
power, and the company has contracted
with the Oregon Water Power A Rail
way company to us 7.000 horsepower
from Its Clackamas plant. Ths total
output of ths Portland General Electric
will thus be increased from 1 2.000 to
The natural growth of business and
ths demands mads by ths Lewie and
Clark exposition compelled tha company
to provide a large Increase of Its rar
rent. hut the main purpose In construct
ing a separata steam power plant aa an
auxiliary to ths water power plant at
uregoa City Is to provide a reserve sta
tion for meeting emergencies such as
'Ths accident at Oswego last night
Illustrates tha situation," said Treas
urer 8. G. Reed this morning; "A fire
at Oswego damaged ths supply lines
from the power plant and burned a few
pole on the line. Result current out
off and business Interfered with for sev
eral hours while a gang of man wsnt out
and made repairs. With a separate
plant In this city, we can simply throw
the load upon It In oaas of an accident
to the other plant, and there wlU be no
Inconvenience to the publlo by reason
of Interruption of the elsotrlo light or
The company Is preparing a nsw rate
that amounts to a cut of one half In the
price of an Incandescent light in domes
tic use for each hour after the first hour.
Ths old rate was S3 cents a watt hour,
aad If a user consumed a large number
Of watts ths rate decreased to about
10 cents an hour. The new rate amounts
to a cut on all bustnsss to ( cents a
watt hour after tha first hour. In
plain, everyday figures of speech, the
rate will be 1 cent a light for the first
hour. A I per cent discount win be
allowed on ell bills In sxoess of an
agrsed amount. It Is the expectation of
the company that the new rate will be
generally adopted by- commercial users
Instead of the present fiat rate of a
dollar a month a light, and that there
will be a large Increase In the use of
residence Incandescent lights In Port
land. The company has contractsd to fur
nish 3,000 horsepower, or about 60,000
lacandesoent lights, for the Lewie and
flu rK'fsAr. This may be understood
whsn It Is realised that there are now
about 30,000 lights In ths ctty of Port
land. The new plant will use oil for fuel,
for the storage of which a tank with
20,000 gallons capacity Is being erected.
Sawdust from the neighboring lumber
mills will he ussd ss a supplementary
Winter Rates to Yaqulna Bay.
. The Southern Pacific Co. will sell, ea
Wednesday and Saturdays of each week,
until Msrch 31, 1305, low rate round
trip tickets to Yaqulna, limited to 93
days from date of sale. The 'sals of
theee excursion tickets during ths winter
months Is a new departure snd has been
brought about through the deslrs of eur
local sportsmen to enjoy the exceptional
ly fine hunting aad fishing privileges of
(Seeds! fnsptteh to The Jearnsl.)
Centralis, Dec. 14. The Bouthweetem
Washington Lumber Manufacturers' as
sociation has elected the following offi
cers for the ensuing year. President.
Frsnk A. Martin, of the H. H. Martin
Lumber company, of Centralis; vice
president. Alex White, of the Chehalla
out aula dollau
AX.WATS 11 MAS.
Lewis it Clark
Cam Brooch for a
frkt S4.M "d H.M.
Ith 1 Lew Clark
Mounted on this beautiful gold wreath,
the coin not the least marred or mutil
ated, sold over the counter or mailed
to any address. at 34. so for slss No. 1,
and 33 for No. 1. The coin alone sell
These Bvoeehee will grew la value as
they grew la age.
Jtwtl'nT and rKersmitaa."'
ROCK SPRINGS COAL CO.
Sell the Only Genuine Rock Springs
In the City. WHY? .
Bs cause we ire the excluslvs agents for ths Union Pacific Coal Co. There
is but one Bock Springe In Wyoming, and the mlnee were opened la 1893
by the Union Pacific, whloh Is ths sols owner snd mlnsr of Bock springs
CoaL Don't be deceived by any Imitation or wouldbe Book Springs.
in need, oaa
Rock Springs .Coal Co.
St., near mire.
O. B. Deris.
Lumber company, of 1. it ten. secretary,
C. A. I mty, of the Doty Lumber com
pany, of Doty; treasurer, Charles Gll
chrlst, of the Raiser Valley Lumber com
pany, of Centralis. George K. Blrge of
Centralis has been re-employed as man
ager of the association for another rear.
Will there be other perjury Indict
While In the
Midst of the
Are the Shoes That Fit
And that mesne more here than at any other ehoe store that we
know of. They mean comfort and wear and the utmost shoe sat
isfaction things Impossible to get except through the services of
KXPF.RT FITTERS, like Ours, and from stocks of a style-range
available for the most exacting demands Our WALKOVER SS.SO
and 3twse shoes for men; our SOROSIS S9.80 and S4.00 shoes for
womsn all oover the whole ground In such a way as to INSURE
A PERFECT FIT, with all ths other ehoe blessings attendant.
THE KNIGHT SHOE CQ.
0PP. PERKINS HOTEL
COR. FIFTH AND WASHINGTON