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1 'PORTLAND, OREGON. THURSDAY EVENING, AUGUST S0r 1806.' SIXTEEN PAGES
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Warrant Issuedfor W.
' H.TaftChargirig Him
. With Having-Com-
mitteq rorgery t . r
Accused. . Man .. Misting - Sines
' Morning -aruf. May Be Fugitive
, From Justice Has Served a
" Term of Three Years in PenI
tentiary for Embezzlement. '
A warrant waa Issued last night for
the arrest of W.. H. Taft. a well-known
real estate roan, wno has offices In the
Chamber of Commerce building. Taft is
' charted with uttering a forced note, a
penitentiary Offense. The warrant was
placed in the hands of Captain Bruin
last night, but the latter has so far
.failed to locate' the real estate man, and
It Is believed that he has left town
.and. Is now a fugitive from Justice.
The complaint an Inst Taft is slatted
.by George Di Peters, a dentist; with
offloea in the . Columbia bulldlna. ' The
ana secured from Peter on the Jiote In
' question waa IS 70. but Max u. Cohen.
Peters' attomejr, claims to have bronrfR
te light e series of forgeries, by WMch
to fewer than IT persons bay's .been
swindled and not Uesa than- 1.0 h
been secured by Taft within the", past
year.. , Tart is an ex-eonnct and. he
eerred a term of three yeara . in the
Oregon penitentiary for embeaslement
Sow Xe Worked enbaai, -
' Taft'a scheme, according to. Cohen,
was to call upon a possible client and
represent ; himself ae an -agent for a
party , who . wanted to borrow several
hundred dollars on household furniture
and pay a high rate of interest Taft
would represent it as a gilt-edged prop
osition and would exhibit an ineuranee
policy to prove that the property was
tn exlatenoe. The client would hand
over the money and take -a note and
chattel mortgage in return. . When it
came time to collect the' note the money
would not be forthcoming and Investi
gation would develop that the person
resigning tho-noto, a well as the house
hold oroDerty. were both a net Ion and
cured from an agent who had not taken
the trouble to look at hla risk.
The parties defrauded number at leaat
17. declares Cohen, the aums ranging
from lite to $S0. Besides George D.
Peters, other members of the Peters
family are said to have been swindled.
The nsmes of the other victims -Mr.
Cohen-refused to give jut-todyv Some
or the fictitious nsmes signed 10 ine
notes are Mrs. May Jaoobsen. represent
ed as living at 111 Tenth street;' J. B.
Thurston, S0 Park street, and M. I and
Emma C. Church,' ST Yamhill street
Cohen unreservedly declares that all the
signatures are forgeries and can easily
be proved to be so. He says that he has
thoroughly investigated sever 1 cases,
has found the owner of the premises as
well aa the tenant at the time the note
waa signed.' and can prove positively
that no auch person ever lived at the
address In question and that auch prop
erty as was described In the ,' chsttel
mortgage had never been there. .
, ' . Kaa Been fcesJeat. .
Cohen says that he has been lenient
with Taft and has given him every pos-
l sioie cnance 10 square matters, xaii
seems to have converted his property
into money, but he le wholly unable to
account, for the money. He is said to
be neither a gambler nor a drunkard. Ha
" has a wife and child living at 111 Mar-
v aln street. -'.
On August 10 Cohen subjected Tart to
what la known as a "olvll arrest." Bail
to the amount of $100 was furnished by
K. M. Blmonton and i. H. Diets, but the
matter has not come to trial. , Negotla-
tions have been going on for some time
between the parties looking towsrd a
aettlement, but Taft seemed to be unable
to dig up any money. He claimed that
suak part. c ma money. in. a sawmill
altuated down the Columbia river about
' 20 miles from Portland on the Wash
( ington side. But the ownership of this
Continued on Page Three.) .
GAGE SAYS BRYAN IS
, .MANIFEST' DESTINY
ie; Unarall SpeHel serrlet.) is)
; San Diego, Cal., Aug. 10. . 4
4 Former Secretary of the Trees- e
' 4 . ury Lyman T. Oage returned
from Point Lome today and said: . 4
: e "I am not a member of the 4
, 4 Theoaophloal society and never".
4 Intimated any Intention of. Join- d
ing." ... v - ; ;' e
speaking er William Jennings;
Bryan he slid: "Bryan is manl-'
e- feat destiny. That he will be'
4"the Democratlo ' nominee IS ln
e evltable. His name Is ens to
. conjure with."
' - -
Fearing Panic,? Coroner Suppressed News For Seven Days
BANKER FRANK HIPPLE COMMITTED SUICIDE
DR. HARRY LANE
r.lEETS L1R. DALY
AND GETS WISE
"Do Yqu . Work for . the City?"
Asks Pat and "Yet" Replies
the Mayor--Well, It's No
Snap," Says Mr. Daly Among
Other Things. '' ;
Dr. Harry Lane, of Portland, y ester-
flu y met Mr. Pat Daly, alee of Portland.
Dr. Lane, in addition to, being a loyal
cIMsen, la mayor of the northwest me
tropolis, while Mr. Daly Is also a loyal
cltlsent and a prosperous ' one, having
advanced - himself by hard work and
economy from a day-laborer to one who
works by the job. . -,,.,. .
The introduction waa one-elded, for
Pat told his name and occupation, while
the mayor coftflned his remarks to
questions and monosyllable replies. . It
took place without formality or cere
mony. , !.";-.,.
Portland s executive was engaged in
digging a hole In the street at West
Park and Glisan yesterday . afternoon.
Following bis announced determination
to . enforce . the rule that all olty em
ployes must earn their salaries, he has
begun an tnveetlgatlon to ascertain
whether or not water mains and meters
in varloua parte of the. city have, been
properly installed and other public COIt
tracts properly fulfilled. - With another
employe of the olty he went to weat
Park and Oilaan yesterday to begin his
personal Investigation. cv. -
Both the mayor and his companion
secured shovels and ware busily en
gaged In ' throwing dirt and crushed
rock from around a water meter when
Pat approached. 'It waa not. frigidly
cold at that time and thk mayor's ap
pea ranee was not one of dignity suf
ficient to impress ine . averaga nedee-
tiian with hie reel position in muhlo-ir-l
.affairs.. . .. .
Jood evening,'' said Pat after he had
ched the laborers ewearlng and toii-
ii j. In the hole for s time, land what
6 fou sthjnk you're doingT"
"We're going to look at this mater."
ae.' fhe mayor. ' v , ,-
v w x Kvti ior m-MW UIIJ,
"Workln for the cltyr, asked Pat '
aea ..li aft. . . . ..
, y (Contlnuid on. Pm Thri
the: return of
MOUTH BLOWING OUT HIS BRAINS
Deed Was Committed In Country Home Wife Did Not Learn of
1 - 'Truth 4jntil Arrival of Physician but Supposed Husband
' . - -: .' t: , Had Died - of Apoplexy. ' x ;r'. ; -
(Jearaal Special Servtes.)
.Philadelphia, Auc 10. Coroner King
of Montgomery oounty, in which Hip
pie's country home was located, finished
his Investigation of Hippie's death and
today announoed - that the bank presi
dent had committed suicide by shoot
ing 'himself through the head. The
coroner aays: - - r 1
"I .suppressed the facta for seven
days,, hoping : to prevent a run on the
bank.. I, called at Bryn Mawr to in
vestigate and learned that Hippie was
president of -the Real Estate Trust
company. ' Neither the bank directors,
of dels Is nor members of the family re
quested the suppression of the newe and
I don't believe anyone Interested in the
bank knew that Hippie had committed
suicide." , .
Hippie . plaoed . the . revolver in bis
mouth and flred. Mrs. Hippie found tho
body and did not know It was a suicide.
There waa no outward sign and bis wife
thought it was apoplexy until the ar
rival of the coroner's physician.
PALMA DURING QUARREL
, CALLS CAPOTE TRAITOR
liefest gpeehl Service.)
'Havana, Aug.. 10. There Is kn"
(rapture between President Palme and
Capote. At a' meeting today angry
. b.saasBswf tietereefi it,. & eart Tsk eta
ori p,,d tween lw0- tB
mldatvOf the quarrel Palme called
CapoU a traitor.
This Is a symposium to' which have contributed the. leadinar.
f Gompera. Upton Sinclair, Joseph Medill Pattersoni Bishop Henry
.'. James J. Murphy, Janies Noble Adams, and many others, snd
X is the most valuable contribution ever made, to the litera-
ture that concerns caDital and . labor. Everv watre earner
w vf f vf vef fff f vvvt vwvf tvvv
. Did .directors of the bank or mem
bers' of the family make a request of
you- tq suppress the feet of the sul
cider waa asked ths coroner.
No." he replied. "I talked with the
family, but had no conversation with
the bank directors. I don't believe those
Interested in the bank were aware that
Hippie killed himself."
It did not take the coroner long to
discover ths causa of death. The ball
lodged In the brain. The shooting took
place In the bathroom, ahortly before
f o'clock, and Mrs. Hippie area of the
opinion that her huaband was taking a
bath. When, he did not return to his
room In half an hour, ahe made, an in-
It haa been rumored that Hippie waa
relative of the late Senator Mltohetl
of Oregon, whose real name was John
Klpple. and who waa born in Waahing-
tin county, Pennsylvania, but Hippie a
n and hla brother, as his counsel.
deny that' the dead banker was any re
lation to the Oregon, statesman.
DEATH OF THE WIFttOF
- - (Jeorssl gpsrlal Utrrtt. '
Marlenbed.- AMg,- Lsdy-Charlottc
Campbell Bannerman died today. - She
teas the wife of the British premier end
hah been, ill for some time - Lady Bn
nrman, who married lr Henry in ltio,
V as the daughter of General Sir Charles
'Bruce, K. C. B. .
the splendid story
LABOR IN POLITICS" '
t Every wage, earner
vvf v eeevvevf ?vvv e v we w w ww w w
-New York World.
Mrs. Hugh Williamson Shrieks
When She Sees Masked Man
In Her Room and Daring Thief
Beats a Hasty Retreat and
A daring, masked burglar entered the
reeldence of Dr.'W. T. Williamson at
half-past J . o'clock this morning, but
was soared Into a hasty retreat as the
result of the outcry raised by Mrs.
Hugh Williamson. Dr. ' Williamson's
daughter-in-law. The plunder secured
by ths thief consisted of 11 cents, a
gold collar button and a pair of link
It was about 1:10 a. m. that Mrs.
Hugh Williamson was awakened by the
creaking of tire bedroom door, ene
glanced nervously about the room and
waa - horrified to see a masKea man
standing In the doorway. Mrs. William
son gave vent to a succession of ear
piercing screams and her husband.
awakened by the noise, eterted to climb
out of bed to ascertain the cause or tne
The burglar took a hand fat This
junoturs and, covering-Williamson- with
his revolver, gruffly ordered him to fs
meln where he wss, undsr penalty of
death. Hurriedly seising a pair of
trousers snd a shirt, that wers lying on
(Continued en Pegs Six.)
11 1 T
earner in the country should
in THE SUNDAY JOURNAL
thinker in 'America Samuel
C. Potter. William D. Mahon.
fii t j r " Jf fx i.
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Greatest Reception Ever Given Private
Citizen -Tendered - to Nebrasftan by
Enthusiastic Admirers Vast Crowds
Line Streets and Continuous Cheer
ing Greets the Traveler ?
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-' (Journal Special Service) ; - ( ' ' ,
New Tort, Aug. 10. Free sliver, because of the enormous gold
production, is no longer an Issue. ' ' y: j: ; V ..
Government ownership of railroads and publlo utilities la a aeeeev d ;
slty. ., :.-..''..'..,.'....'.;. . h. a ',-:.... :.:,.;-e!
These are the kernels of Bryan's 11,000-word speech to be delivered d
tonight .at Madison. Square Garden.. . .,,;,,.;I7; '.. . d
Bryan, It Is said, regards government ownership of ' 'railroads and . d
publlo utilities as a neceeslty and will doubtless make these the para- i
mount Issues In the coming campaign. The trust question Is still un- d ,
solved. Bryan told k friend that the country must look to the Demo- e
crats for absolution of trust Issues, which he -said, went' hand in hand
with the 'tariff reduction question. All these question, Bryan indicated, d
he would touch on la his speech tonight. ' :
s-:e-e.e .e - e:ea
(Joamsl gpertsl lerrlee.) '
- Kew Tork, Aug. 10. Between crowds
of countless thousands that lined both
sides of Broadway from the Battery to
Central park, William J. Bryan -nsde
his entry into, New Tork Utethiaafur
noon after an abaenoa from the coun
try of nearly a year. ' Even v those
whose political faith held them aloof
from the popular demonstration were
bound to admit that it was a "tri
umphal" entry, the like of which the
metropolis had not eeen alnce the re
turn cf Admiral Dewey after his vic
tory at Manila bay.
The plana as arranged by the several
committees were carried out without a
hitch.- As the distinguished Nebraskan,
with Governor Folk of Missouri at hia
side, rode up Broadway the crowds
cheered, men waved their hats and
women waved greetings with their
handkerchiefs. , From curb to building
line -the sidewalks were cloeely packed
with men. women and children strug
gling tor a plaee of vantage- f rem-which
the day's demonstration. Doorways
were filled, the roofs of buildings were
thronged and every window held its
party of spectators. The hotela and
many houses were decorated for the oc
Mr. Bryan was pleased with the
HER FORTUNE TO SAVE SOI
Mrs. Sloane Says She Will Sacrifice All She
Has to Keep Youthful Patricide ! From
GallowsMIurdered Man Buried
fleeeisl Mstieteh te The JearaeLt .
: Spoksne, Waah., Aug. . For the
first tlms since be Ins confined in the
city Jail,' Sydney Sloane, the boy mur
derer, broke his cold, impassive spirit
when hla heartbroken mother vlstted
him. Ths sight of her distress waa more
than he could stand without flinching.
He em braced her and sobbed convulsive
ly. Tears ran down the cheeka of the
lad and hla . spirit was thoroughly
The mother was ths first to speak.
"My boy, I'll never desert you," she said.
Put your faith in God. That .will be
your salvation.". .: '.. .
At the Interview ' nothing about the
crime waa eald. Mrs.. Sloans returned
home with a friend after having visited
the -"undertaker- to rerrangs- for"the
funerel today. . Private Interment took
plaao In the family plot in Greenwood
cemetery. She wss not allowed to sea
ths remains until today. ,
'-. Mother Xams Oonf esston.
Friends who thought they were kind
did not tell Mrs. Sloane that her son
had 'confessed the crime. ' They could
not foresee the - manner in whloh the
mother, would '.learn what they intended
to .break by deareee. : Without being no
ticed 6y anybody ahe obtained paper
yesterday and read the confession. She
bore tip well under , the shock. Mrs.
Sloane aaya ahe will fight the case and
sacrifice all she has for her, son's eake
Aa things now stand at the prelim
inary examination of Sidney Sloane the
Information will bo filed direct in the
superior court, instesd of going through
a formal preliminary examination.
Blnan waa tsken to. ths county Jail
th la afternoon.
A new clue to the murder has been
found. Mr. Sloans got a 11.000 check
which It was thought waa due on Mon
- 4:4,"r .MMJ'jliJtJiMA
warmth of the demonstration in hie
honor. He bowed cordially both right
and left In response to the cheers of
the crowd and several times expressed
his pleasure to thoaa about him.
The parade to the Victoria hotel,
where Mr. Bryan rests until evening, '
was but preliminary of the day's
program. : The grand finale is slated
for tonight In Madison Square Garden,
where 11,000 cheering Democrats, rep
resenting all factions of the party and
every section of the country, gather to
welcome Mr. Bryan home and to hear
his speech In reply. While the la.000
privileged ones essemble within the
big auditorium several times that nunv
ber will gather in Madison Square and
the adjacent streets te do their ehare
toward making the "home-coming" m
Aboard Lewis Nixon's steem house.
boat, tha Louden, newspapermen eor
nered Mr. Bryan and talked for over an
hour with him. Bryan refused to-dls-
cua "persons or . politics.' He eaid
that he la keeping out of -statsflghts
end will attend to the Sullivan ques
tion later. Ha refused to discuss tha
tariff because the subject was too big
for a few words. Asked about Speaker
Cannon'a boom, ho said. "Cannon is
(Continued on Page Six.)
day. He had. made arrangements for a,
wealthy friend tn Pittsburg to Invest
ths amount for him In mining property
la which Sloans was Interested. He told
a", friend' that , tha check ahould reach
hlra Saturday or Monday.. The police
are trying to locate thla check and find
whether Sydney killed, hla father ex
pecting to find: that amount en his
Truaeed Son TmpUortly.
Sloans had implicit faith In his son,
snd may have told him about the check.
It Is said that Sloane deposited a sub
stantial check In the bank on Monday.
It ia not known whether or not it was
the Pittsburg check. " -.
- Mrs, Sloane did not go home but wsnt
t the" sanitarium or Dr: Simonran -old
friend, after tha funeral today. It is
a quiet place and quite a distance from
the scene of the Crimea She haa
broken visibly under her sorrows.
No definite arrangements for eeaur
Ing legal aid have been made. Mental
Irresponsibility, it Is said, will ba the
defense. A plea of emotional insanity
wUl hardly be taken for the facts show
the boy killed hie father in a or
blooded manner. The defense piw e
to Show. that the boy mentally as s it
fant wsto undeveloped In evry r f '.,
except physically. He la six feel t9
Inches tall and 17 years old.
James F. Sloane was brilliant at a
youth. Later In life. It Is claimed, M
suffered a remarkable decline. T '
mind weakened, and he did frt
things.. He was Inronslstent sn1
late years drnk steadily. Frlen' i
II vii solely en account of h i
temperate habits that Mrs. f
lually msnsd the grocery
dr her menegemnt the (
cleared ef debt sad - r