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VOL. V. NO. 63.
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Sptaker Jo Cannon, jwho celebrated
- Royal Commissiort-Appointed to
Investigate ) Problon Lag t
' Areauf Island Is Swal-ri
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'. lowetLEyery Ywyz
' . . "(Joarol BiweUl Imlct,)
' tiondon. Mar' T Knsllshmen realise
that the aea U etaadlljr eating up their
'little tleT EveryUjtna; the tosst -people
can do to atop It ' haa been done, ' but
with amall effect ' Mow a royal cotumle
alon has been appointed to study the
problem. Every year England loses a
portion of her mainland equal to the
Rock of Gibraltar., whose base covers
nearly two square miles and whose sum.
' mlt Is 1.609 feet above. Since Caesar
first set foot on Great Britain more than
109 aqua re miles of land, has dlaap
, peered. ' ., - ..
Roughly "speaklngr, so much of Eng
land as still remains above the watrr
lies In the form of an Inclined plane,
of which the lower edge . ia the east
coast -and the higher edge Is the west
coast. On the east ooaat the actuation
Is a matter of personal danger to many
people living In houses that may at any
moment crumble about their heads. -
In some districts, such as Hakefleld
' near Lowestoft. It is no unusual sight
-to see Yurniture hastily withdrawn in
the dead of night from houses that a
week before seemed centuries away
from demolition by the waves.
From the Tweed around the eastern.
(Continued on Page Two.)
DOG SENTENCED TO
DEATH FOR MURDER
(Journal Special Service. ' , ' .:. , . '
' Interlaken, Switzerland, Atay' 7. After a 'sensational' trial at
Belmont for the murder and robbery of a merchant last December;
a crime in which a dog is proved to have participated, a man named
Scherrcs and. his son have been sentenced to the maximum penalty,
imprisf)nment for life.-The most curious" feature 6f the trial is the
fact of the complicity of the dog that occupied'the attention of the
court, which officially ordered that it should . undergo . the death
penalty. The dog will accordingly, be shot ' ' ' ; , !
hia aeventieth .anniyerBrjtodayr
Demand l M ada Upon 'M ayor of
Bayonni, N. That Fe- J '
fprmalai Be MadrGuard- I ;.
tans of Peace.) )''
. . (Jeonal Bfwclal Bn-ric) . . J
New Tork, May T.-Mrs. Julius Gold
sler of Bsyonne, New Jersey, la head
lng a movement in that city for the ap
pointment of women police to guard the
morals of boys and girls while at play
outdoors. ;Mray. Goldstar Is circulating
petitions among the women of Bayonne
for their signatures Which says. In part:
. "We, the undersigned mothors, wives,
sisters and daughters of the voters of
Bayonne,,. who though not represented,
are yet taxed, ' notwithstanding It' Is
contrary to the cause of the revolution
of 177 and the constitution of the
United States today, do hereby demanl
that the mayor and council, take some
definite action to provide for the ap
pointment of women polloe';"--"
The mayor when he; learned of Mrs
Ooldslera plan said: .
"This la certainly a tough proposi
tion and I don't know just what, action
I will take whan the petit lone reach
me. , I want time to think it over.".
;,-."- Xar OoeJ prloe. Bednee. v,
(Joarsal gpadal er1ca. . "
- New Haven. Conn., May 7. Hard coal
was reduced II a ton here today. . .
.... i . 1
Speaker" Says That
ering' Him Any.
. VafOaTTsaeU BDeou IHI -
Washington,: May fT-"Uncle. Joe"
sentatlves, wss the -man of the . hour
in "Washington," today. ; It fwaa the
seventieth . birthday .: of the grlxsled
veteran from . Illinois . and from . the
time e appeared on the streets. op, hla
way to the capltol this morning he ..Was
to -the congratulatory .uttaranoea -of his
friends and acquaintances. The house
chaplain- made oomplimentary .. mention
of ahe. anniversary In ala opening praorer
and every: member ton both, aides of .the
chamber took" ocaaslon '.to congratulate
the speaker. "-Nor 'were -the-1 oooupants
of the senate "wtng" teehtnd ,tn-their
feUoitatlona Contrary to the aew .rule
enforced at-the .opening, of .the present
eongress,, the '. rule promulgated by
Speaker) -Caiman.- ..himself forbidding
floral deoorationa, 'a - huge -bunch .at
American'" Beauty roaes Tsraoed . the
speaker's, desk, .when -th house was
called to brder. -
Tonight there will be a reception at
the Arlington; hotel given .by the entire
bouse, ' when ' Uncle Joe's boom for the
presidency! Will be opened. Cannon aays
that he won t refuse-a nomination, but
no man-ran afTord-to be acand Ida te for
the place. " The "bee,'t he says,- Isn't
Uncle-Joe' for president" was a re
mark "passed around' during the day by
members of the Illinois delegation and
other- ardent admirers of Speaker Can
non, but nothing could; Induce Mr. Can
non to make any serious comment on
the new movement to advance him -from
the speaker's chair to the White House.
About the best that could be elicited
from him was a smile and- the remark.
"Lovely. ' pleasant. ' complimentary, as
he shifted hie kgar from one eorndr of
hie mouth to the other and . then passed
on to the next group waiting their turn
to present their congratulations. .
Tonla-ht at the Arlington - hotel . Mr.
given by the house of representatives in
honor of hla seventieth birthday. The
affair haa been .planned on an elaborate
scale and undoubtedly will be one oz the
-biggest of its kind ever . given In the
national oapltaL . The presiaent. vice
nruldant the senate, the cabinet, the
United States supreme court and" public"
of (lc la Is generally have been tnvitea to
Although he has now reached three-
acore-and-ten, MrCahnon U - Ti sla ana
hearty, and. as the statehood Insurgents
discovered to their sorrow, ne is as iuii
of nght as ever. His moat - intimate
friends and aasoclates In the house de
clare that "Unole Joe" baa no desire to
beeoma nreeldent. He almsell haa. been
haard to aav on frequent occasions that
his only amhltion is to serve amnner
term as presiding orncer 01 ine now.
MEKIBERF SMART SET
p. KILLED BY HER MOTHER
(Jeenal SpeeUl Serrlee.) i ,
New Tork,, May T. Miss Agatha
Waters, a young, member of the "Four
Hundred," was shot and killed early
thla morning while In bed by her moth
er, Mary EL, aired il. wife of a promi
nent banker. The mother then commit
ted suicide. It Is thought-the mother
was temporarily Insane, --.,...,
BURGLARS LOOT VAULT
0F L. Z. LEITER ESTATE
v ' (Joersal Sptetal terrlee.). : ' v
Chicago.. May 7. Burglars last night
tooted -the Levi Z. Letter estate vault.
Securities valued at 15.00 are said to
be missing. . '. -. ;
- (Jmtrnal RoeHal srrt.f
London, May T. The native Uprising
In Natal le beginning to assume such
proportions thst It Is causing serious
anxiety? and South' Africans generally
are convinced that there la grave trou
ble to bfaoed with the natlvee sooner
or later. Whether It will come ea a re
anilt of the present-r -Islng in Natal
depends probably upon the success of
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j. a ,11 v . . . . - - ' ' .
mi a i ' ft i
Franz Edmund Creffleld as he ap
Indictment Against -Him Withdrawn at the
;Rquest :oftAistant District Attorney-" ;
There Was Not Sufficie"nt;Evidehce
... . , . .
PiTir Musa will not be tried for the
ui del vt JnHae-J.- Kuha. The charge
against Musa was dismissed this morn,
lng by. Presiding Judge Alfred F. Sears
upon the request of Deputy District At
torney Harry- B. Adams,, who declared
that the state did not have evldencs
enough to obtain- a conviction.- , )
The motion of Mr. Adams requesting
that the case .be dismissed : caused
ripple of excitement In tha courtroom.
There were present: over, a score of
friends and neighbors of Nth prisoner
who had come from Sandy thla morn'
lng to act - as Witnessed In the trial,
which had been set for f today. . Musa
was not In the courtroorivit-.the time
the motion was madev hvtn bee token
by Deputy Sheriff Sam Downey into as
adjoining Jury-room- to -talk with, rela
The first "that, the accused man knew
of' his case being dismissed. Was when
an' onslaught of. friends. rushed In to
"Wnsra the mir-Tsaskedr ae-a
dosen men tried to a reap his hand. x
be U-led." came the chorus reply. .
t nutrrr Sheriff Dewneva first
thought there was some effort being
made to rescue the prisoner and was
preparing to clear out. the Jury-room,
when J. , M. Long Musa's attorney,
entered and told the official the news.
Musa's wife and brother were sitting by
the prisoner-Whenthe--news was told
him. Mrs. Musa was almost overcome
"I wish at thla time to dismiss the
Indictment against Psul Musa, who Is
charged with murder," said Mr. Adams
thla morning Just as Judge Sears had
requested Deputy County Clerk Bush to
call ths Jury-rolL
. "My reason for making thla request
la that the state has not enough evi
dence against ths accused to secure a
conviction." continued Adams. "At the
time thla Information was filed enough
testimony was given before the district
attorney to warrant, the 'holding of
Musa, inasmuch "aa the police depart
ment Informed us that they would be
able to secure much more damaging-evidence.
But the polloe have not done so
and the case stands Just as If did at
the time tha Information wae Bled."
, 1 wish to add a remark," said ! Mr.
Long. "We have en overwhelming num
ber of witnesses here to prove that Mr.
Musa waa not in the city the day of the
crime." ' - ,
When seen early this morning, before
the notion of the district attorney had
MAY BECOME MEN
' -' ' t 1
military, meaauree which the Natal' gov
ernment' la , now taking-, , . ,, .... ;
Tha gravity 0-- the situation, 'wrtfxia
an expedition against native Is speedily
succeesful,-cannot be exaggerated, ao
coralng to South' Africans. . The reason
for the sudden violent native outbreak la
disputed. Some declare that the long
seething discontent - wss brought to a
by. the collection cthe- hut-tAjt,
iELD KILLED BY
peared' m in bed after his r cotivic
NOT BE TRIED
been taken, Musa said that he was feel
ing .wall .and Jsxpected.-to-.haye a quirk
trial and soon be released a free man.
He said that he could prove by .-many
friend that he waa In Bandy the day
Kuhn- was killed.-February 17 c The
prisoner declared that be was In Sandy,
If miles, east of Portland, from Febru
ary, lr to 19, when, he went to - Hood
Kiver- to work, H was- arrested near
Hood River several weeks after Kuhn
was . killed. The Information against
the prisoner waa filed March XT. - He
has. been In the county Jail alnce that
time, having been held in the city Jail
a week before being Indicted. v
Musa a ' arrest waa not made until a
rewnrd-of. ir811:had.Jeen aojferrd Cor Jh
oapturef- Kuhns -slayers This - was
several .weeks after' the : murder.. The
arrest Is said to have been made aa the
result of a-etatement' made -by -Joseph
MUner, who la said to have told the po
lice that Musa had confessed to him of
having -slain- Kuhn.
77MnnerTaa TivraayTnetidTf mtnev
although ! knew him when I saw him,
said Musa this mwrnlag ' "And -as to
my -murdering any one the charge Is
laJt - a - marte - iip tnh t pVAr aw ifnhn
In my life, and I. never have made it a
practice 10 go Into saloons to drink."
. On Saturday night, February 17,' i
masked man entered the saloon -of JU'
llus i. Kuhn, at the corner of Williams
avenue and Weldler street, and without
saying a word shot and killed the sa
loon-keeper. The murderer Jumped from
the saloon -after firing the fatal ahot
and disappeared In the darknesa
mysteriously aa he had appeared.- For
daya the detectives wsre baffled; then
came the offer of a reward, quiclfly fol
lowed by MUner'a alleged tale of eon
fession. :":" - -..
"I had nothing to do with the Musa
case except at first," said Chief Qrtta
maoher. "Shortly before the arrest it
was turned over to Captain of Detec
tives Bruin. . I do- not know what, evi
dence - waa. ' gathered afterward or
whether or not the district attorney
would have been warranted in carrying
It to- trlaL AU I know la that I made
no request for the dismissal of -. the
charge against Musa." . .. -
..It la asserted that Captain Bruin ha
never believed Musa guilty, - He said at
the time the arrest wss mad that the
evidence was weak, , Afterward he ex
pressed the opinion that a conviction
could not be obtained. While he did not
ask for the dismissal of the charge, he
Interposed, no. objection. .. .
which-la now. proceeding, but the tax.
which, haa long -been paid, eeema for
the moat part to be coming In quietly.
, - Others believe the present generation,
deprived by a long period of peace, of
the opportunity of "bloodying their as
segais," have gone" on the warpath In
order to do so and uhus become "men"
In the Zulu sense of the word and nvold
the l lguomy. o remaiaus; "boa,"
The TJodern "Joshua" Vho Led Many
Veak Minded Women Astray and Vho
Filled Insane Asylum With Followers.
Pays Penalty of
George I: Mitchell
pdal Wapateh to The Jesrsall
, SeetUe, Wash May - T.-Frana " Edmund-
Creffleld, self-atyled J'Joshua,"
leader of the. Holy .Rollers,- was -shot
andtnstantlysJUeff"on First" avenue
near Cherry street at 7:19 o'clock this
morning by George Mitchell of Portland.
Creffleld was the leader of the. band
of Holyt Rollers that oa used so. "much
excitement -at - Corvallls, -Oregojv three
years ago. : Mitchell made no attempt
a sseape aftes the ahsaUng, bat
bealde the body or pis' Prostrate victim
untjl' Patrolman 'Lecount' placed him
under arrest.' He told the police that
he shot Creffleld because he had ruined
his two" sisters. Mrs Burgess Starr and
Miss Ethel MltchelU . .. ..
As soon-as-he "reached the cltv tall
Mitchell asked'oermtsalon to send a tele
gram, we sent the faUowtag U O-, Vr
Hurt at Coryaulav the father of Cref-
riekre wire...- ? ...
"Tve got my men. I'm In Ja.fl here.
:'-.r v r - - - - "OEXaRGE.''
The shooting of Creffleld was wit
nessed by 111 wife and a few other
pedestrians.- It took nlaoe outside the
Quick drug- store In the heart of the
Seattle since . Wednesdav . looklna- for
-r. Meet Wa Tlctlm.-
Mltchell wae walking up First avenue
whan he- saw- Creffleld - coming- down
tret, avenue with his wife n his arm.
Mitchell stepped In close- te the drug
store and as Creffleld and His wife went
by ha drew a JS-callber revolver, send
ing a ball through the back of Cref-
fleld's head, The bullet-earae out abovaj
ine ngni eye. crerrieid fen to the side
walk and waa carried into the - drug
sUwe and Dr. Borles wae summoned. -
Creffleld'a wife threw herself down
by his side and wound her arma around
his neck, kissing his lips and hysterically
exclaiming at the same time:
- "He cannot die, he cannot die; he did
no-harm to Geora Mitchell." Dr. Borles
lifted her to. her featsaylng,Butbe
ts -fleea.maaam." 1
.The woman waa taketrto police head
quarters with her husband's slayer and
held as a. witness. v. - .
f w"--'-W- ta Tattere, - ' " '
Tha Creffleld have ben here for a
little over a month. . They have been
living to littlattle reom-4Vl- Fifth
avenue. The only furniture in the room
was. two chairs. a-cheap table add a
s7eepIftg-tr-e-BnTy clothes the
woman had on waa a tattered skirt and
shirtwaist.' ; Her hnHanayealrda?
promised to buy her a new skirt, and
they were on their-way to the store) to
purchase it when he was shot .- . .
Mrs. Creffleld says her husband'-did
not see Mitchell. She caught sight of
him ' Just as he ' pulled the trigger.
Mitchell-la J year, old and gave bJa
STOLE WIFE'S FALSE TEETH
TO GET GOLD. FROM PLATES
1 (Special Dwpatck to Tba loaruL)
Tacoma, ..Wash., May , 7. Taooma
claims to have one of the meaneat men
In the state of Washington. Mrs. Ida
A. Abelson . has . been granted a - di
vorce from her husband, . Simon, , who
she alleged, borrowed money to get the
marriage license when they were mar
ried four years ago, and who, when he
deserted her a short time ago, borrowed
all the money she had. and then stole
her false teeth tor get. a. amall amount
of gold from the plates.
draw; s panis h don
AS LOTTERY PRIZE
' (Journal Special Service.)' :
Madrid, .May 7. In the ereat Soanish national lotterv a rich
c i -j
odiuaru iidmcu uain promisca to aiviae 01 ine grand
prize if he won between the 'pretty laundresse in his quart--.
Olcina won the erand orizc ar..1 divuifd the 2.5.000 bet wren fiv
Crimes; at Ilandrof
Who Slays Him in
occupation aa a laborer At police head
quarters he said: -
moaett-ella pg'oilsaek--l-- -
-"I klUed html I nave bean looldns foaV
Creffleld, and J, got him. I have no re-'
frets, JKam willing to take any . pun
ishment that la meted oat to me with
out a whimper. , I did not kill a man. I -killed
a brute.-. He obtained a devilish -influence
over my two slaters and rained :
them- sad I did only, what , any true
brother woald do." '-' - . -.
-Fae police agree with Mitchell and
gav him-the beeV quarters lnr the-ail -maklng
hla Imprisonment as . comfort- -
abt aa possible, y , -. . -
It developed that Creffleld. baa been . .
married here twice. Over tw.o years arco .r
Juatlo George married hfm. " Th mar-"J"
riag Heensa and . certificate . shows a
ceremony performed between "Frans fci.
Carelleld and Miss Ida M. Hunt." The
police believe that Creffleld gav Incor
rect name to hid hla identity. ; Hla
name la CrefOeid and not Careneld, Hur -wife's
nam 1 Maud Hurt. They lived
at Southeast Seattle for tiro with
Frank Hurt, th woman's brother.
'. Two years sgo Creffleld - waa con-i .
iricted on a statutory charge,. I , . -
Mitchell aays hla sisters told him that
Creffleld. or "Apostle Joshua," aa he
liked to be called, was- greater, than
Christ Creffleld served two years in i
the penitentiary at Salem. WhUe m
th- penitentiary hie wife obtained a at-
vorce from him. -t He got out of the pen
itentiary in February with good conduct '
allowance. He then went to W aid port.
Oregon, and -gathered- about - him tha.
falthfulollowera who stuck by him,
'inmate or lyncblna drove him out of
Oregon. He came to 3eattle. won his
divorced wife back and on April t. little -over
a month ago, married her for th
second Urn a. He went out to Southeast -Seattle
and won her brother back. He
sold his horn and took th proceeds to
Waldport to held together his followers. -
Creffleld waa gotng to leave tor Wald
port in a few days.
Career of OreffleUU
The murder - of Joshua (Frana v K.V
Creffleld has msrked the climax ef a
history of crime and fanaticism which,
has raged In the region of Corvallla for
about three yeara The Holy Roller
movement, of which he was ths movlnsT
epirlt. -originated tn that -net ghborhood-
in lioi ana snout 100 Joined the sect. .
Although the doctrin jrsched waa too
errmuo to aiieci ui mina or many.
It waa auch. aa to havedirejesuita-inrz-
the case of those that believed. Many :
of hla disciples landed In the asylum,
among whom were Mrs, O. V. Hurt, at
whose horn In Corvallla th meetings
were held for a long time. .
On November I, 190S, a sacrificial Are
(Continued on Page Nine.)
Aa, almost parallel ease la that ef
Mrs.! Dottle Davis, who wae granted a
divorce from Walter Davis. , So al
lege Davis married her. lived with hr
but 11 daya and then robbed and. de
serted her. r , - -.
. Still another dlvoro proceeding of is
unususl character la the case of Job
Lamley, whar Is suing hla wife Sarsh,
whom he married at Chinook la Has.
for a separation. Lamley Is nearly
10 and his wtf la more than 70. The
oourt- haa refused the divorce and I
trying to reoonctle the two.
,. , ... .
i la. V aaisv stave
she finally crded t
;":. ziobus to a :