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THE OREGpN DAILY JOURNAL. ' PORTLAND, FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 2, 1SC3
, ' Says He Undertook Milwaukie
Club Case' for Purely Pro
' r. DID NOT STIR HIM
Asserts That There Wat No Connec-
tion Between the Fight Against
' Bruin and City Council and This
Portland. Dec. . To the Editor of
The Journal: ; On the nrst Pe of
Wednesday's Journal, under eonsplcu
oue headlines reading as follows:. "Onm
vi ouw Thronrh Council Revenge on
Lan Raid on Milwaukie Club Shown
to, Have Inspired Investigation . of
Bruin's Appointment to the Portland
police Poree Chief Inquleltor Wee
Also Attorney for Monte , Carlo-Teatl-mony
Showe Why Malerkey la Inter
rsted in the Prosecution, and How lw
mafcers Are -Subservient to Um
ers." appears en article which eeeme to
be intended to convey the Impression te
the pubilo that I. SB attorney for some
gambler, had instigated the" Pending
investigation of the council Into the
civil service esarolnatlon end appoint
ment of Patrick Bruin. I know that
all partloipanta In a. publle prooeedln
of thla kind muet aspect more or leee
biased criticiem from partisan newspa
pers, end that, aa a general rule. It W
unwise for the victim of euea ritlclsm
to complain: but the Ineinuatlone
against me In the l J?
re so unjust -and so Unwarranted py
any 'fact, and at the eame time of eo
serious a character, that I muet pub
licly protest, '
Probably no fair-minded person be
lieves that I would If I could, or could
If I would, induce the council to Insti
tute en. Investigation of thle kind for
the purpose of avenging some ag
grieved, gamblere: but thle article wa
given such prominence .In your paper
that I feel It my duty te explicitly and
unequivocally deny the Insinuations
contained therein. I did .not. In any
shape, manner or form, inspire or. sug
gest this investigation.. I knew abso
lutely nothing about the proposed In
vestigation until - after the council
passed - the resolution authorising It
' It was not until several daye after the
adoption of that resolution that the
investigating committee called at my
office and asked me to act In the mat
ter; and. so far aa I caw now recall,
the name of Patrick Bruin had never
before eucb call from that committee
been tittered In . eny conversation be
tween any member of the council and
myself. ' , : ''
What are the facta o well known
lo all. I am a practicing attorn-yof
this city. On November II Mayor Lane
paused a delegation of Portland police
men, under the leadership ef the newly
-appointed Captain Bruin, to arrest some
men in Clackamas county. . These men
' were brought to Portland end charged
in the courts of Multnomah county with
the crime of gambling, committed In
" 1 After ou had humble subjects who had always al
lowed the Little. Father to put hit foot on their necks,
m a mmm9mn wnm i.ittw itMim A - a..
t au. ,k nrfu- feelom. '-'"'' i
Clackamas oounty. Theae men, by none
of whom I had ever been employed be
fore, consulted me aa an attorney. After
Investigation I advised tnera that mere
was nothing la the charter of the city
of Portland or the lews of the etate of
Oregon Hhat authorised a prosecution
la one county for an offense alleged to
hava been committed in another eounty,
and that the constitution of thla state
expressly prohibited such a prosecution.
That my advice was sound Is manlfeat
from the decisions f Judge Cameron
and Judge Fraser. I challenge any per
son to show that there baa been in my
connection with, "what ia known as the
"Milwaukie Club Case" anything im
proper or unprofessional. I have no
doubt that IT nis oiriciai raonKu w,m
the present administration did not place
him on the other side ot the oontro
,ir vrf Mr. Greene would have glad
ly accepted thla employment which I
accepted. . - - . - .
Before Bruin's raid on the Milwaukie
club and before the council . passed the
resolution authorising the pending in
vestigation many articles criticising the
appointment . of - Patrick Bruin- ana
claiming that his appointment was in
violation of the civil service provisions
of the Portland charter had been pun
Uahed In the newspapers of this city,
and the people generally were wonder
ing loudly who Patrick Bruin was.
where he came from and by what
trance methods and potent Influences
he had eo suddenly been chosen captain
ef police in preference- to any or me
lit members of the department who
were eligible for promotion to that po
sition. -It would certainly seem that
hit , Greene - and Captain Bruin must
have known of these newspaper articles
and pubilo discussions when the ror
mer propounded the remarkable ques
tions and the latter made the remark
able answers quoted la Wednesday's ar
ticle. - Not a circumstance hae occurred
nor a word of testimony been uttered
In this Investigation which tends in the
slightest to show that the raid on the
Milwaukie club Inspired the Investiga
tion of Bruin's appointment te the
Portland police force. Such a thing has
not even been hinted at, except by
Greene's - questions to - Bruin; and
though. In response te Greene's suggest
ive and leading questions. Bruin at first
said he had not heard of. any dissatis
faction regarding ble appointment until
soon after the Milwaukie raid, he lm
mediately after stated In the clearest
terms that hat did not claim or want to
be understood as claiming-that thla in
vestigation was In any may suggested
or Inspired by the Milwaukie raid.
I submit that under the circumstances
your article of Wedneaday, -and par
ticularly the glaring, headlines thereof,
was unfair and unjust to me. - My re
lations with your paper-In-the past
have been cordial, and I prefer 'that
they should continue so. I do not be
lieve" that either you or the" reporter
who wrote: this article honestly think
that I In any way Inspired -or suggested
this Investigation because of the raid on
the Milwaukie club. As an act of fair
ness and Justice I ask that you print this
communication In aa prominent a place
in vour newspaper as youxprlnted the
article referred to.- TOure respectfully, -
,, , DAN J. MALAR. KEY,
KILLED BY A ROBBER "
' - WHILE COUNTING COIN
(Joarnal Special terries.) '
- Rock ford. 111., DetC 2!-. A - masked
thug entered the bar of Got tiled Ar
nold at . daybreak, while Arnold was
counting the money, and shot him In
the back. Arnold died two hours later.
The thug, fleeing, met D. A. Fuller at
the door and probably. la tally snot mm.
He then fled down Main street and dis
appeared. : ' , ' -"; f. I
WOULDN'T IT MAKE YOU MAD
SIX T.1EN STABDED
IH SEATTLE BAR
Overnight Quarrel Remembered
4 In Mornirig by Two Men '
Who Felt' Aggrieved. '.V
THREE OF WOUNDED .
C IN SERIOUS CONDITION
A1I Caught Unaware and Horribly
- Slashed With Knivea by Two As
sailantsInjured Men Left Lying
on Floor While Assailants Flee, '
. (Special Dlspatek te The Journal.) --
Seattle. Wash., Dec . fllx men were
Stabbed and seriously, wounded ss they
stood drinking. at tha bar of the Chicago
saloon, on First avenue, at an early
hour this morning by Carl Petersen, a
bartender, and John Brlckson. a laborer.
Petersen, who Is a bartender tn the
Kalmer saloon near by had a quarrel
with the men last night in tha saloon
In which ha Is employed. Brlckson also
mixed in the quarrel on the bartender's
This mnmlnar thev learned that the
six men with whom they bad trouble
were drinking In the Chicago saloon,
nearby. They also went there and found
the men standi' at the bar. -Without
a word-of warning they attacked them
with long knivea -they Dad in tneir
pockets. After their victims were lying
on the floor covered with --Wood they
ettempted to escape, but were captured
by the police.
. Among the Injured is .Victor Ander
son.' who has a deep cut on his breast
over the heart; Ole Torgens, stabbed in
the neck and hands badly gashed; nel
son Finsen. head and arm laid open.
The other men are In such a condition
that their names cannot be learned.
BELL RINGER WANTS
1 1 M0NEYFR0MSTATE
James McDonald,' the old bell-ringing
bill collector: "hea taken a new method
to collect. money which he alleges Is
owed him by the state for services ren
dered during the Indian wars of 1855.
Ha avers that the state owes hlra
ever $5,000. . McDonald recently gave
H. A. Burns, a cltlsen or Bootiano. tne
power of attorney to bring a suit against
tha commonweaitn in tne unitea otates
circuit court. Thla morning a sum
mons was Issued from that court for
Governor O. EL Chamberlain and Sec
retary of State F. I, Dunbar, to appear
and show cause why the sum of 13,(44,
with Interest from November, 1855, had
not been paid.
TWO KILLED AND ONE
FATALLY HURT IN WRECK
(Jooraal Special Sat-rlcai
Hollv Springs, Miss., Dec. 21 A lim
ited train on the Illinois Central from
New Orleans to Chicago was, derailed
near here this ' morning. Mm. J. M.
Wade of Mississippi snd Dr. William
Murphy were, killed and J. I. fierce Is
dying of his Injuries. , ;
. -2 And had let the Little Cousins rob them. with Im-'L tv-'Cl'''
:-, punity, . , , '.-' :.' .t ;. -'ifr ;;r: s j;.;.;-;.-.;
a Tf mri tiumMi atiMecta
WDULDN 1 IT IAK YOU
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REPORT ON VEATHER IS
Chief Moore Tells What May Be
' : . Done In New Labor
Willis I Moore, chief of the weather
bureau, has Issued his annual report It
la In pamphlet form end contains much
duia of more than ordinary Interest.
- Together with last year's work a con
densed 'account of what baa been ac
complished, during the past decade . Is
given. He explains that some of the 'In
vestigations that can be taken up when
the laboratorlee at Mount Weather are
completed are as follows: .
" Studies In the development of prac
tical apparatus for the measurement and
registration of evaporation, both la the
Interest of plant and physiologists and
Irrigation engineers. .
Apparatus for the better observation
and the automatlo , registration of hu
midity, especially at low temperatures.
Apparatus for the Indication at local
offices of river stages. Some work was
done on this problem last year, but thus
far opportunity has not offered to bring
the matter to a satisfactory status.
Apparatus for measurement and reg
istration dt solar radiation- This em
braces not only the present type of sta
tion sunshine recorders. In which Im
provement Is needed, but also the clnss
of Instruments t known . aa pyrhftllo
metera. actlnometera, eta, such as have
been employed for aome years by Mr.
H. H. Kimball -In his special observa
tions. Stations need apparatus 'for the more
exact registration of the beginning and
ending of precipitation. A device for
this purpose has been partly worked out
by Dr. Oliver It. Fasslg, but Important
structural and mechanical improvements
are required to render this devfee act-
tually available lor etation use.
Improvements are . required In tele
thermographs. These instruments are
needed at many stations.
Rain gauges s re -needed suitable for
exposure on mountain ridges, remote
from the habitation of the observer, and
In the water-sheds of great rlvera, ao
that the precipitation, snow or rain for
a whole season can be collected and
meaaured .even-though regular rtslly-ob.
servatlona be not made. .
Apparatus Intended for the recording
of lightning has already received some
attention, but we should be In a position
to discuss the structural details of these
devices and their merits and demerits
on a basis of real experience. . "
COUNCIL TO DECIDE
NEW TAX RATE TODAY
It will be definitely settled by the
ways and means committee of the city
council thle afternoon what the tax levy
for city purposeaor 1I0 shall be. Al
though It was practically decided Mon
day that a t.t-mlll levy should be made,
conservative members of the committee
will attempt, to reduce the levy to
mills. Those who are tn favor of mak
ing the reduction are said to-be Council
men Gray and Wallace.
If tha attempt to reduce the tax Is
not successful a majority and a mi
nority report may be submitted to the
council, the former recommending a .
mill and the latter a 5.5-mlll levy ' It
Is said that those who favor a high levy
are in the majority and ' that nothing
short of a -mill levy will be made,
ayac::a!v.s a utr.
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' ' Wa'dhama A Kerr Bros.; whose wholesale grocery house at -Front and Oak streets was destroyed by Are on
- the thirteenth-of December, have not disappointed a elngle Tcustomer. With the keen business foresight chsr-
acteristlo of this progressive firm, they allowed no timer to elapse In securing new qusrters and are now lo
rated at the northwest comer of Fourth and Hoyt streets, where they are suing . all orders from brand new
stock. Even orders received during the day of , the lire .were filled promptly from new goods.
Their store now embraces half a block and is most desirably situated to handle- the - wholesale grocery
rade. Only one block from the Union depot and with a, track on Fourth street , their, facilities for loading and
-unloading goods right into their doors in fact, a shown In accompanying cutsfford thla firm an exceptional
. advantage In economical and prompt handling of oods.-;Theyi have the distinction, of being the only house In
Portland In the wholesale grocery trade who have a track right to their building. , .
.This economical method of handling . their goods wlU undoubtedly save thelr customers a large , aum of
."money each -year.. ... ., . .... . ' .
The somewhat trite criticism, that Portland merchants are not ss keenly progressive as are those of other
large cities has been overthrown In this Instance and Wadhams A .Kerr Bros. , have made an enviable record In
carrying their business successfully through' this crisis. , '
n " The temporary office of the firm is located at the northwest eorner of Front and Oak streets, while -the new
eiffloe at Fourth and Hoyt streets is being arranged. .. . ... . - : - - "
OF MR. AND MRS. COREY
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' (Janrnal Special Service.)
Pittsburg, Pa., Dec. Si. Mra. Corey la
at the home of her husband's father. A.
A. Corey. It -ie believed Jhat Corey
will be present at Christmas. It is said
that efforts for reconciliation will be
Tha iHw Corev recently
visited his son In New Tork And It Is
reported that' the visit -resulted in ne
possibility that the couple will be re
unlted -. - - - ' -; '
ARREST O'CONNOR FOR
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ruiilt IferHtfan and flnow today
arrested Jack O'Connor on suspicion of
being Implicated in tne recent noiu-up
.- nni at the Centennial
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hotel In which aged Thomas Flemmlngs
was killed. ?; ' .
. O'Connor is known to ne a companion
and confederate of J. M. Kavanaugh.
u K Karrlran and Snow
yesterday. - Kavanaugh has a long crtml
nal record And has served terms in vari
ous prisons. O'Connor la also said to
have a bad name. , '" .' ' ' k
The men will be held pending rurxner
BRYAN IS WELCOMED
BY MANILA CITIZENS
- ' CJnaraslxfpeelsl Sorvke.) '''''
xr.nii. Dec 2. William .J. Bryan
arrived here at noon today. He was
given aa entnusiastio reception or "
cttisens and Elka He will not go te
Australia, but sella for India tn two
weeks. , '
GETS LIFE IMPRISONMENT
- BUT HAD RATHER HANG
(Joernsl Bpsclal Bervlet.)
w.t.rhnrv. Conn.. Dee. 2t. Charles J.
Baasett, convicted of the murder, of
Thomas C Lock wood, a recluse; was
sentenced- to life Imprisonment ,thls
morningr after having aald that he had.
rather hansf than get a life sentence.
SMITH CLAIMS TO BE V
' INNOCENTLY INVOLVED
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IJesrml Stfedal Serrles.V
ha 1 ti.. 4. VI r! Arlclav and
SI, f Km, awv. -
si a ai,t. uinnaamll. millionaire
lumbermen, accused by the government
of being invoivea' in in. uieuu
frauds, filed their answer today. They
claim that they are Innocently Involved.
' ' ' - Books ' fot Whitman. ,. .-
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-rm.t..- CnUmmm Walla Walla. Wash.,
Dec II. The college library hae Just
received a vainame wuiuun wj. iwaia
from Mr. and Mrs.-Shlpman of New
a. . rrv. . t,rnuarht. . hack '- bv
President Penrose this, week; on his re
turn from-his . trip to the east They
comprise about. 00 volumes on all sub
jects. Including history, " biography and
fiction. - Mr. enipraan w a. muiu.i m
Mrs. Penrose. , ,.t- . ;. ' ,
DEPEND ON YOURSELF.
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1 ' v.i.. Sunnaai ' M aarastna. . V
Uinr 1 man has tried to Justify his
.),.- nn the 1 around that'; he. was
doomed by the cards which fate dealt
him; that he must, .pick, them up ana
v. rmmrn. end that no effort, how
ever greatrOB-M part could materially
.k.-. tha . reeuit. au. dij iouhi
-i a .ha fata that deals your cards
la Jn the main yourown eeolution. The
result or, the game ooes noi r- ""
.... hut with von. Ton will
Uke the trlrk If you have the euperlor
energy, ability ana wrmmoii
site to take It. Tou have the power
..ie tn rhmra the .value of
ji, ( in vuw 1 w . a. mr v -
the cards which, you say faU has dealt
.. The game ' oepenas upun jm
: ,' ,ha wav. vou are dlsclD.
xrainiiiaj, - - ,
a ..1.. and use vour ODDortunl
ties, snd upon .your oimj f" a'
In the place or superior uym. . ...
, t.irriimatanea do some
niunii la lawvera and ta
umva a 1 - - - --7 -
tlente to physicians, pui cumniuniiiv
clergymen m ,i,vi..u.- , -place
the-sons of the rich at the head
Qf gres.t corporaiiona wiivi nj
. 1- inntt ahllltv and scarcely
any experience, while poor youths with
... -kiiita and more . sx oerl en re.
often have to fight their. way for yeers
nrinvrv situations, ere you
jusMfled in starting out without a chart
c - os new clock, fcunnt
program? What would you think of the
captain out to sea- without any port In
view, and trust to luck to land hla pre
cious cargo safelyt. - . - -
Did you ever know Of a strong young
man making out hie life program and
depending upon chance to carry out any
part of.lt? Men .who depend upon
luck" do not think It worth' while, to
make a thorough preparation for success..-
They .are. not willing to. pay the
regular price for it. ...They are. looking
"for bargalna. They are hunting for
short cuts to .success. ' -
Power gravitates to 'the man who
knows how. "Luck Is the tide, nothing
more, ' The strong man rows with It. If
It makes toward his port ; he rows
against It If It flows tha other way." y
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From the St. Iuls Post-Dlspstcll. .
' The bad man of genuine sort rarely
looked the part assigned to Mm Irf the
popular . imagination. The long-haired
blusterer, -adorned with a dialect that
never was spoken, serves very well in
eastern fiction about the west, but that
Is not the real thing. The most danger
ous man was apt to be --quiet and
smooth-spoken.' When aa antagonist
blustered and threatened, the most dan
geroue bed man only felt 'rising In. his
u.kAii. r.nn. Clia tjvnln Todit.
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I . LAawiyw ai. i.i.a;iAvyvvwy.inv- vwfAJUVr -.
.uuiuaii mm w. m-v - j , - r
Artlrt of the Aetreaa'' Who Flgurea So Prominently in thr Life of W.f
E. Core, President'ol the "Steel Trust." &)iis Oilman 3 at Present la.
Rome, '''j.,') ,.. .'... n....j .,.;.4...'i .!j,'..'..-.'.-S. . X '
and i:oyt stkelis
own-soul.-keen and stern, that strange
exultation which often conies with com
bat for the man naturally brave. - A
western f fleer of . established repute-
tion once said to me, while speaking of.
a recent personal difficulty Into . which
ha had .been forced: ."I hadn't been in
anything of that sort for years, end I
wished I was out of It. Then I said to -myself:
'Is It true that-you ere. gets,
ting old and . have loet your nerve?"
Then all at once the old feeling came '
over me and I was 'Just like I used to,
be. . I felt calm and happy,, and I
laughed after that. I Jerked my gun
and ahoved It Into his stomach. He put "
up his .hands snd apologised. 'I wilt
give yea 1100 now.' he said. If you will
tell me where you got that gun.' I
suppose I was a trifle quick f"r hlm."
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The Height ef ndoraaee. '
J '"Are you capable of enduring toll,
self-sacrifice and personal . discomfort '
In your . determination to accomplish
something you have set out to do?" In
quired the man who gives advice. V
Tee, answered the youth, "I estf
conscientiously 'say ' I am. -. I once col
ored a meerschaum Pipe.",: . -y.,' :i. ,
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The glowing .vision .comes In lowly,
service. - , , , ' .'. .' . .',t.;"
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