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itim UKEUON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND. SATURDAY EVENING, . NOVEMBER 17, 1SC3.
BHD IN TERRORIZE ALBIIIA
-Mrs. lIiKirigJJses BhcmoIOutwit Bur
. yglar Queer Telephone Mbsage From .
t ; v Pharmacy Holdup r rustrafeq
V;,,Mt. I V. Kin.' wife of railway
- Hiatl-Tterk,-who livea t 124 Mississippi
: . avenue, la thanking her etrg' nod to
Pacific 8 is tea Telephone company today
" : that her humble cottage ta equipped
with a phone. '-. . - '.
. At . o'clock tbla morning, whll Mr
King had -only, a female cousin, to keep
her eompany. a thug- attempted to effect
' an entrsnoe to her home. He waa not
e ordinary burglar, for h did not, run
when t he v woman .caned ot ana -aK-
who waa -there. Ha only threw his
weight more heavily gainst the front
. door In an.effort to. force it open. ',y
Without a weapon, of any kind, with
the nearest neighbor too far away to be
awakened by a scream at auch an hour,
Mr. Kin tbovght.of her telephone.
With trembling fingers ah took-down
; "the receiver, and In a fW seconds ahe
, waa. hurriedly whispering tho clrcumi
stances of her flight lulo, the; ar of a
' neighbor. ' ,' T't
Tho t neighbor Waw W B." Smith, a
atreet car oonduolo" whb r.lda. rtn the
opposite aide of the block. ' Setting
gun oded with buckshot, Smith pulled
on hla allppera and ran to the rescue.
Th burglar evidently heard' hint com
ing, for aa he. round -ilia corner Smith
aaw a dark form Jump from the King
porch and run along ' the sidewalk.
Without hea Ita ties ha njaaaiLawajr., but
the sight waa very dark and the fellow
aped, -probably -wiuioux injury,
I would not allow my "phone to be
taken tmt OT-,I'-ad-raKlftg-to.
day. "If the. man had -broken In I
would have been entirely at hla mercy.
vT did not have a weapon of any kind.
If I . had T believe I . would ..have. . had
' nerve enough to uae It. The man must
" have known that when my huabnad
cornea home ha tape on the window to
li signal me to let him ta. The fellow
tapped on the window, thinking I would
open the door. Ho kept' It -up after: I
" called out and then ha went to the door
and waa trying to break 4 in wheti , I
telephoned te Mr.' Smith." i- , (
. . , Xajsead Waa a Work. . " '' . '
' King la away work from 4 o'clock
In the afternoon until in the morning.
He had Just received bla month' a sal
ary and it waa all in tha houae. The
- girl who happened 'to be, ataylng with
- Mra; King waa Mlaa Alleen Tatom of
, tbla city. :..-
. , Rejtidenta of North Alblna believe
..that the attempted burglary last night
waa committed by one of a gang of all-
around tbugs who have been operating
"' In that part of town for several weeka.
' They are especially auaplcioua of one
man who has been seen hanging about
' the neighborhood for a week and who
"' waa the cauaa of several other exciting
little experiences on the part of North
? Alblna people laat night. -
' " Tliln .Individual entered . MUlhollen'a
; pharmacy, at Kllllngaworth' and Alblna
' avenue early yesterday evening and
'asked permission to use the telephone.
He announced to central that ha was
a phyatclan and had a hurry-up calk
. After' getting his number he spoke
.EVERYBODY WORKED BUT FATHER
ON THIS FARMNOW DIVORCE
..That she had to make hay, sow grain
I and harvest it, make apple boxea, pick
fruit and do all tho farm work except
1 plowing tin g fiult raneh neap Head
t River la the complaint 'of Mrs. Ida B.
Mercer in a suit for divorce from W. F.
D. Mercer, filed in tha sute circuit
court this morning. .',,'- . . .
Mrs.' Mercer , says her husband
"treated her as a mera investment, ss
a servant - and a Slav for htm and
their children." - She says he is employed-
in Portland -by -the.. Wella-Kargo
Exprese company at a aalary of 1115
a month7and that he gave his family
leas than 150 a month for thelrv sup
port... Mrs. Mercer charges that when
she asked her husband for more money
She said he would allow them ft a month
additional. : : .
Mercer lg charged with having de-
Initiative" One Hundred Decides
Business Streets Must Be
.' Cleared of Menace.
B3ectrlo wires and pblea must come
, i , l. i . l mi i . .i ,
B th it.-t lr.n will K- m..iI ti th
1 people to be determined by a direct vote.
, i The dangera .of .careless wiring and
j high voltage .currents, and the unslght
lllness of the thousands of poea on the
streets , havo" aroused oitlaens snd tax
i payers- to- tha Importance rof'TflOtng the
delay that -hag been' tolerated in this re
jgsnV ; .- v.
At the regular monthly meeting of the
11niUaUve.Ona Hundred last eyenlag. J.
Krook Watson, ehntrmgn of tha com ml t
ilee appointed to take np this question,
ubmlted a resolution favoring the pas
. i rage of a law to oompel electrical eom-
raofea fo' place all wlrea .within the
, business district underground and re-
move all poles from the streets In thla
district, excepting trolley poles.
J.. At the suggestion of Rlchajd Mallory",
i until tha next meeting in order that
i the city council may have one more op
i liortunltf to act In the matter. The
f meeting wag unanimously -in favor of
, the provtslong get forth in the reao
. lutlon, but it waa decided to postpone
fits adoption in the hope that the city
r council will take the deal red action
I wlthin tha next-I -days. ' .,
I , Meeting Well AtUaded.
' The meeting was' one of the best st
i; tenrted -wnd Interesting sessions held by
' the Initiative One Hundred since Its or
' ganlsatlon. I. C. Alnsworth, chslrman
- 'of the commute on parks and boule
varda, submitted a report favoring the
- plana heretofore discussed, for a system
iof parks, drlvewaya and high bridgea
that would .make tha city of Portland
, famous all over the world and attract
i tourlal'trsrel as well as afford pleasure
to the city's residents. It Is understood
J thai, nearly -all the members of the city
'council are favorable to tha propoel
' Hon, and tha committee recommended
j that action on tha matter be postponed
to .the nest meeting. Meantime the
I V -'- ' - - i. .,:. - J. ' i
throueh the receiver after (hla wl"t
,"Hello-1 that you.-MikeK. This ,1
Drrwtnelow. How's the patientXHoWg
the pulse? ' How's the heartT ato.'
- o.uvers Queer Message.
Without -apparently giving hla party
time: to gnawer, the' "doetor" nung or
told central he had '. been given the
wrong number, and, calling for another,
delivered a similar mesnage to "Pat,"
thla time' saying he .was lr. Laf ler. A
third' message-of a almllar kind waa
being given to a third party .when Dr.
A. R. Stone, whoae headquarters are at
the- drug store.' thought it waa about
(line to get his gun. ' Stone walked up
to the. fellow, -and. after ; asking what
achool the "doctor" had graduated from,
and receiving an Insolent reply, ordered
him from the place.. The fellow went,
but only after .ha had put bla hand upon
his- hip pocket, and then .changed .his
mind about It.
Dr. Stone stsed up the doctor" aa a
footpad. - He was a short, dark, heavy
get man." wit an wvtl faca and shoddy
clothing a man who had cursed central
with every other word he spoke.
So many attempted robberies have oc
curred in the-vtelnlty-during - the. past
two weeks (hat Stone Immediately called
up police headquarters and asked that
an officer be sent out to arrest-the su.
plcloug character. The response wss
that an afficer would- be sent at once,
Ijtf a-seeewa li.fat-t-pallcmgci wa,
made, but none came. . . -:
JBhortly.ifter the fellow had left thai
MOKd Mllinoncn, imb pru
prletor, went out to notify a nearby den
tist of a " teiepnone - can. wnen ne
reached the cornet1 the .. "doctor", sud
denly "stepped from behind a telegraph
nola and confronted - him.- Mllhollen
drew hla revolver and covered the atran-
ger. He believes thatxthe latter In
tended to hold him up. but when tha
at ranger aaw-tha drop waa on him h,e
made no hostile demonatrutlon, but tried
to avert 'suspicion by asking a trivial
question about the car service.' .
When Policeman Adama, who patron
North Alblna at night, passed the. drug
store, he waa told about tha evil-looking
individual. - When the officer paased the
Kllllngaworth street car barn shortly
afterward he told Foreman Fred Loy to
look out for the fellow and hold htm if
he saw him prowling about. A little
later Loy saw the man and stepped In
side the barn for bis gun. But when he
returned the stranger had disappeared.
When he telephoned the stranger was
not under . tha Inf luenoe of liquor and
Dr. Stone believes that he was commu
nicating prearranged algnals to'Tmla.
Later in the evening he was seen with
anotheiv tough looking Individual who
had suddenly appeared out of the dark
ness after announcing his coming with
a peculiar whistle.
During the past two weeka there havo
been as many aa eight robbertea or at-
tempted robberies reported In North Al- i
blna. The crooka have not been highly t
successful, having aocured only 111
far aa known.
sorted hla wife and children in June,
103, and having repulsed with scorn
all efforts of Mrs. Mercer to effect a
reconciliation. The plaintiff states t hat
she haa' to support beTsrlk ana 'cilildfi'n
with the products of the : fruit ranch
and by giving mualo lessona. 8he aays
also that ahe aai'fered front the humil
iation of having to do farm work, and
repeatedly asked Mercer . to protect her,
and that he refused to do so.
The litigants were married at London,
Ontario, Canada, in October. 188S, and
years, Bernard, aged If years, and Ida,
aged 1 "Tears. Mrs.-Mercer asks the
eustody of the minor children, a decree
of divorce and a Judgment of the court
that ahe la tha owner of a house In
Portland and. -of the ranch at - Hood
River. O. W. Allen appears at attorney
for Mrs. Mercer.
and ascertain If that body will initiate i
the desired legislation and take it dl
recti y before the people for their de-elsloinrt-Hir-
un " election.
Iqnor Xaoease Keport. '
The committee on legislation made Ita
final recommendations on the llqucr
license bill,, and it was turned over to
tha president with Instructions to act.
President McKenna win appoint the nec-4
essary committees to perform the work i
of bringing the bill before tho people
for a vote. The rlty council haa failed
to frame and pass a aatlsfactory ordi
nance on the subject, said the commit
tee, and It Is now up to tha Initiative
One Hundred to ' offer' tha votera a
chance to 'say 'What they want. The
committee recommends a law that Will
place the retail liquor license ,ln Port
land at II. tea- a year, put the -grocery
stores and drug etoree out of the saloon
business and permit sales of liquors at
fl I'll g stores only on the presentation of
-a physlclan'g certificate. It ta also pro
poned to make It unlawful to sell in
toxicants to a'woman excepting on pres
entstlon of - a physician's 'certificate.
The dance-house will also, be- brought
under the ban, and the legitimate saloon
paying $1,200 license will be given the
protection vt th taw."-
It Is said the proposed bill 'Is pat
terned after the Lincoln excise law. In
effect t Lincoln, Nebraska.- -f-,-- --
PORTLAND BOY GAINS
HONORS AT STANFORD
Special rxspatrh to Tin Jonraal.)
Stanford I'nlversity, Nov. 17. Arthur
Rosenfeld, '07, of Portland, who Is
majoring in physiology, waa elected a
member of Phi Beta Kappa, the echolar
ahlp aoclety, yesterday.
Arthur Rosenfeld ls" 'well-known
young man of Portland, being the son
of Solomon Rosenfeld, president of thef wmnes or ins Drms sna groom, none dui
Rusenfeld-Smlth' compsny, wholesale i Immediate relatives of the -contracting
dealers tn dgurs. During hjs attend-'iPrtleg were present. Mr., and Mrs.
snce at the Portland-schools hi-.4lM postpona their honeymoon
known ns a bright student and diligent
in his work.
TAFT RELIEVES ROOT
I AS LID INCUMBENT
' ' li'iarnsl gperlal Hervira.i
Washington, Nov. 17. Tsft slid on
the lid today. Root slid off. going fpr
a .! days' rest. . Tsft haa much to
keep him busy- until March, when he
goes to the Philippines for tha election
of tha island congress.. - -
Fred P. Nicholas Accused of Hav-
Jng Accepted Petty Bribe ,
for DeskPurchase. ! .
(Joaroal ftBeeHl Servlce.l
'-San" Franclacd, Kov. 17. Thlg lg
Francis J. Heney'a wedding day and for
that reason the "graft" Indictment mill
la reatlng today, and will remain out of
'action until Tueaday.
action until Tueaday. The dlatrlct at
torneys office, however, la not taking
a lay. off, aa there la a great maas of
evidence tQ. place la order. What tha
next tp In the Investigation is will be
known only to Heney, Langdon and
Kurna, but ihe general gueaa is that the
Belvedere case will be again taken up
when the grand Jury resumes Its sit
tings. -, ; X . ,
A story was circuited last night that
Myrtle Cerf,' referred -to as Ruef g
"handy man," has made a complete con
fession and then gone into hiding to es
cape tha wrath of the men againat whom
he la alleged-, to have turned. The re
port aa far aa his dlaappearance la con
cerned is untrue. A denial has-also
been made that ha aquealed. ,
1 The fact that tha . grand, Jury has
vuivu iu inuivi pupurrwr r reo ricnoias
on the charge of accepting a bribe of tit
from a furniture concern, from which
desks for supervisors were purchased,
wna toff lcially -ronfirmed-this morning-,
although the' Indictment, haa not yet
been filed. Nicholas dented that be had
accepted the bribe. - 'r - - . ,
Word waa received this morning that
the steamer bearing Mayor 8c-h.n)its
ftwtsWCucopg'.-r.wlU. not arrive In Njw
York until Wednesday. Whether the
mayor wiirTMnaken intarcuatody" upon
his arrival la not yet known.
PACIFIC POLIClf IVILLHOT
ANSWER FOR CUBA !
Situation Approaches Despera
tion. With Magoon Unable to ,
Reach Trouble Makers. :
- " tieursal Bneetal Bervlee.1 - -
Washington, Nov, 17. Secretary of
War Taf t has had to cut short his tour
of the army posts of the west and l
now hurrvina bark to Washlnaton td
take hold of tha Cuban situation. Alarm
ing reports of a condition bordering on
anarchy there have reached Secretary
Root and a conference will take place
aa soon aa Secretary Taft reachea Waa hi
ington. The policy that is being pur
sued in Cuba by the United States la
said to be the underlying source of the
trouble. . ... ,- . ; .
President Roosevelt has ordered that
the American troops shall not use force
except in cases of dire need, and Oov-
stop the revolutionary leaders around
Havana who are making trouble.
tt waS'the original Intention of Secre
tary Taft to, have appointed a. commis
sion of seven members, to be composed
of two; Liberals,"" two -Moderates and
three ' Americans, Including - Governor
Magoon, to revise tha electoral laws, of
Cuba and the civil service law and to
provide for. the' Judiciary's Indepen
dence of the executive. - , " i .
Thus"far neither Cuban party s has
been able to select representatives on
WtSE PLASHED TO KILL
f nniiuTnuuru uriTii nnsin
COUNTRYMEN WITH BOMB
Contraband .Oriental Who ' Was
Followed All the Way From ,
. : MexicojQaught. ' ;
'' (ioerail gpertal Serviced
San Diego. CaL, Nov. 17. Two Chi
nese were probably saved from violent
death by the work of Immigration ln
gpectora. when a third Chlneae was
lsnded behind the -bars of the county
.'.',''" " V il J,
blm all the way from L6rer California
and Inspector J. J.' Canfleld, asalated by
'onetbl- William -Trotter - of Ocean
side pulled him out 6 of a tula awnmp
car near Las Flores, In tha northern
part of the country. 1
' Although contraband, he talked Eng
lish and explained to the officers that
three sticks of dynamite and some fuse
sn caps which , were- found in. his pos
session were tQibgused for. blowing
up two Chinese. He acknowledged that
he had been chosen by lot In China to
kill these men and th.it ba waa trying
hla best to reach tha field of his as
signed labors. He will be deported aa
goon aa he can be given a hearing. .
WOODLAND IS LITTLE -
INJURED BY FLOOD
v - (Jonrnal gpertal Bentee.)
Kalaifta. WaelNov. 17. Ths flood
la subsiding tn tha Lewis and Cowlttx
valley as rapidly as It came up. Much
damage wss done to logging Interests
and farm land, and the town of Csstlo
Rock and severs! other places suffered
the loss of buildings while Inhabitants
were compelled- to- flee to- the hill-)
Little damage was done at Woodland,
the report of the city having been aub
merged - proving Inaccurate. Many
bridgea are out and the entire region
will feel the effecta of. tha flood for
yars. : v.' ,:.... ' ,
WEDDING BELLS RING
FOR FRANCESJr HEN EVW!:
(Jonrnal gpeelal ferrlee.t
Oakland, Nov. 17. The wedding of r.ipopnotyjMh
-through line t raffle
3. Heney and Mrs, Rebecca Belvtn took
place thla afternoon at the residence of
lii. and, Mrs. John McMullen, Jr., Pied
mont. Out of deference to ths expressed
trip on account of the "graft" Investiga
tion. They will make . their home in
rernls Xiaers Tlslt Mitchell.
(Jonrnal gpeelal gervice.f
Minneapolis. Nov. 17. A delegation
of miners from Fernle, British Colum- unt the Progressiva party that tha vlewg
bis. Is closeted this -sfternoon discussing ! W the Amerlcsn and Japanese govern
with President John Mitchell Va proposl-1 ments were Identical with 'regard to
tlon from the Fernle operators for a, set-1 Kan Francisco's exclusion -of Japanese
llement. , - I f rora the public schools. The' minister
.' 1 ' . 1 i 1 ', ' said he trusted that a satisfactory set-
There are many Want Afts ta tolayg I
i ilf. that will la Ureal yea,
SAYS TJOIY DID
. (JOT DO DUTY
Attorney Logan. Blames Official
of Marion County in the
Murray Murder Case.
: "If Deputy District Attorney McNary
of Marlon county had dona hla duty, tha
killing of Lincoln Whitney would neve
have taken place, aald John F. Logan,
attorney for 0 R. Murray, tha youthful
alayer, today. "AH the Murraya wanted
waa the aaaurance that the matter
would be taken up and Inveatlgated. It
waa McNary'a aworn duty to arrest
Whitney, whether the Murraya wanted
It done or not."
- Logan explained that, he wlahed to
set John Manning right In tho matter.
"Manning." said he. "did all that he
could. When Murray called on him ha
told the boy that aa tha crime had been
committed out of thla county ha could
do nothing la an official way. Acting
aa a private cltlien, he then gave Mur
ray an Introduction to McNary. . .
"McNary'a excuse for not making tha
arrest ia absurd. In (ha first place, ha
aald that he had not tha power to is
sue a warrant and therefore could not
arrest the geducer.Then he said that
the Murraya did not want him to arrest
Mm, that they wanted him to tell Whit
ney to marry the girl or he would pros
ecute him. This, ha said, would be
compounding felony. , ... j
: N Oa'Ua X Voacaasa.
"Nonsense. . In the first place,, whlla
McNary ' cannot issue ' a warrant, . ha
Knows mat ne can rue an information,
which la better and mora effective,
Jathe. second. place, .seduction -la the
nna crlmn ffr n,lil,-h, 1 , lh yl-ilf, "of
Oregon, a felony can be compounded!
The purpoae of the law la to compel
tha man to marry hls victlm.'Hayg tha
atatute:' , 'A subsequent ' marriage: la a
defense of the violation of thla statute.!
Tha trouble with McNary waa that tha
Whitney family has, something like
19 votes and that number counts in a I
county like Marlon." , M
Logan expreases the opinion that. Mur
ray cannot bg convicted of the crime of
murder. The prosecution, said, he,-can
never impeach the virtue of the girl b'
fore the advent of Whitney. The people
of Montavilla are circulating a petition
asking 'for financial aa well aa moral
aupport for" TheMurrays, who realded at
Montavilla for aorae lg yeara before
moving to Cnlveralty Park. O. V, Bar
rlngcr heada the petition. It ia aald that
any number .of tha teeidenta of the sub
urb will go on- the stand to testify to
the good reputation of Mary Murray.
TWO GREAT LAKES
MADE BY FLOOD
Nothing Heard From the Moun-
tain SectionT-Twenty'-Five :
. Bridges Reported Out.
, -' (gpeelal DUpatrb to The Journal.) '
Seattle. Waab., Nov. 17, -With the
gubatdence of the waters from high
point In tha 'flooded aectlon of King
county at Auburn north toward the Du
wamlah and south toward 'tha Stuck and
Puyallup . valleys, ' thre la left two
great lakeg jn thesexyalleya which are
held in leash, by. ihe tide which flows
In from the sound at Seattle and Ta
coma. respect I velyb'ort hern lake ex-
Tenflg rram o BrieitTHfoirgir wnite Rtvert
valley, and from Rente n, in the-Black
and Cedar River valleya, to the Black
river Junction, and. thence apreada over
the land of the Duwamlah valley sooth
to tha Duwamlah river to a- point were
It sweeps Into the channel. ' The lake
extends south, four miles and la. three
mllea long. - ' . . .
Twi Great bakes. '
To the aouth of Auburn, where (Tie
Stuck -river "haa "been arrytitg-ttartwn
waters and those of the White since
Wednesday morning, 'and where - the,
Puyallup river haa helped swell the'
flood., the mouth of the Puyallup opens
Into a great body of water that la. held
In abeyance by. the tide. ...
. Submerging ; the lower valleya haa
been the only danwRe. Inflicted. The
tow- tidThag aa,ved both grear valley g;
The watera have been tapped gradually
by the tides, and although several days
may elapse before the waters have been
confined to the channels, there ' lg "no
danger of a sudden releasg of tha water
and the consequnnt ' rush ' that would
carry everything before It At (Trill la,
between which place and O'Brien tha
high point of the Northern lake Ilea,
the watera at noon today had dropped
2$ Inches from the -high water mark of
Tuesday, At thla rate the rivers should
recedi to their -respective channels by
tomorrow night or Monday.
Railroad communication' ' on the
Northern - Pacific has been established
between Seattle and Auburn and trains
from the latter place have been run
to Palmer and thence over the Palmer
rut-off to Enumclaw, but the loss, of
the Buckley bridge stops all traffic In
the direction of Tacoma via Meeker
Junction. The first Una of communica
tion between Seattle and Tacoma will
be opened by Monday. .Division Super
intendent Weymouth waa driving piles
yesterday afternoon for tha construc
tion of a temporary bridge across the
river at Stuck and predicted Its com
pletion by Monday. Weymouth . has
abandoned his own division extending
from-Seattle to Black river-Junction to
help at the scene of tha greatest dam
age. ' . .
aTothlng lrom Bast.
Wtres-tisve been down slime Tttesday-t-
beynnd Palmer Junction, so absolutely
nothing Is known of the conditions of
ths east, or tha time when transconti
nental traffic can be resumed In thst di
rection. The loss of Lester and Weston
beyond Palmer and Taklma valley,
' The Seattle-Tacoma Interurnan cannot
lit leas than three weeks. Every vestige
pf new work for . double tracking Is
floodeu, and long stretches of the old
bed-have been washed away. Miles of
track are under water and the stations
have toppled over.
JAPS NOT INCENSED 1
B.Y. EXCLUSION AFFAIR
(Journal Special gervlee.t
- Toklo. Nov. 17. The minister of for-
l.eian fffalrs today told a representative
t lenient would be made by evoking ar
fUcle of the American conatitt
La Grande Man Appointed by
Governor Chamberlain to Sue
ceed Judge Robert Eakin
; In Tenth District
Thomas H. Crawford of La Grande
ha been appointed by Governor Cham
berlain to succeed Judge Robert Eakln
upon the circuit bench pf he Eighth dla
trlct and will begin hla dutiea upan that
bench on January 1. Him term will ex
tend until the next general election In
June, 1908. . .. ,
Judge Crawford Is one of the oldeat
lawyera In point of experience In east
ern. Oregon. He la about 6 yeara of
ag and naa neen a lifelong Democrat.
Ui stands at the .top of the legal profea-
eion in eaaiern Oregon, ana though ne
has, never had public poaltlon or aervod
upon the bench, he la recognised aa one
of the most 'learned 'men 1n eastern
The appointment haa been made upon
the recommendation of a large number
of lawyera of tha Tenth district, mem
bers of both political -parties Joining in
urging him to fulfil tho 'dutiea devolv
ing upon him. ; , . ,. . ,
SECOilD TRIAL GIVES HER
Mrs. Carrie B. Fisher Awarded
i Twenty-Eight Hundr Dol- A.
";iars by Jury.
A Jury In Judge Cleland's department
of the circuit court, this afternoon re
turned a verdict awarding Mrs. -Carrie
B. Fisher 1 1.800 damages from tha Co
lumbia River aV Northern Railway com
pany. This was the second trial, of the
suit, a previous verdict In favor of Mra.
Fisher for IJ.S00 having been set aside
by Judge Cleland aa being exeeaalMa,
Mra. Fisher claimed damagea for In
juries resulting from falling' off , a
trestle. li feet Into tha Columbia river
at Lyle, Washington, on February 22,
of thla year, and going under tha water
twice. She waa endeavoring to board
a train of tha C. R. 4 N. for Ooldendale.
Washington. In the ..darknesa, and fell
off the trestle Just as ahe waa stepping
aboard the cur. The company waa
charged with negligence In not provid
ing Ughtg to enable th paaaengera to
find their way from the river boat a to
th train. . . . j . .. .
GAME A TIE
Hard-Fought '. Came Ends
Score of Nothing to
' ' Jesrnal Bpedal Bervlce.)
Princeton, Nov. 17. It waa hard foot
ball, with an even gero score follow
ing a punting contest, . between Ell's
progeny and tho -Tiger's brood today.
That it Waa clean, manly apart la at
teated by tha. casualty Hat, which waa
nit. Not a moment waa lost In ambu
lance, nor even In flrat aid business,
from whistle to whlatle of the ln-
gam. ... ,
, " Other TootbaU
Chicago First half, Chicago Jl; 1111
nola 0. -
Minneapolis Flrat half, Carllal '4;
Minnesota 9. . ' -- ' '
' Philadelphia First half, Pennsylvania
Michigan 0. ' ' - I
Boston First half, Harvard It, Dart
mouth . ' . .
TACOMA LINE WILL
' BE OPEN TOMORROW
. . ;
Oifficial-- announcement :wi
made thla afternoon by A. D.
Charlton, aaalatant general pas- '
senger agent of th Northern w
Pacific, that passenger service
between Portland, and , JTacoma . 4
will be resumed tomorrow morn- .
lng. , A 'passenger ' train will - w
leaf th union station at 1:30, t
carrying Tacoma and " Seattle .
passengera, and transfer will be
made at Kelso by steamer-to thr
Tacoma train waiting at Castle .
Rock. All the boat a 'necessary
to handle th business will be
on hand. ? ' . ,...
Another passenger train will
leave th Portland union depot
about 11 o'clock a. m., to tales 0
car of th accumulated - bust-
nesa at. thla end of the line. The
passengers on the flood-bound
, train north of. Kelso are being
taken off - this afternoon by
learner, and will reach Tacoma
this evening. : ;
Passengers from the sound to
Portland will reach tbla city t-
POLL OF UNION LABOR i
MEN ON PRESIDENT
' '' (Jmrsal RDeelal Berrlfa.)
Minneapolis - Nov. 17. A suggestion
of how laboring men may clamor for
Roosevelt again was shown this morn
ing In a poll of 112 Federation of Labor
delegates, representing 1,000.000 unUm
men. Fifty-two voted In favor of Roose
velt,' IS for Rryan, 11 for Ilesrst, six
for Tsft, and two each for Cannon, Shaw
and Root. : The other voted for unim
"7 "Will Opa Bid Mooaay.
D. C. Henney, gupervlalng engineer of
the I'nlted Htatea reclamation service
will open 'bids for th construction of
the Humping lake storsge reservoir and
the main canal of th TleWm Irrigation
project in th Taklma vnlley, Monday
afternoon at.i o'clock. The reservoir
la designed to Irrigate 2S.00 acres..: ,
' : ' '! '''V-' :'-
iqsm sex am
County Commissioners Refuse
to Discriminate '; Between
Males and Females.
In a letter addreased to County Clerk
Fields. County Judge WebsUr and Com
missioners Barnes and Lightner assert
thnt no discrimination between male
aalariea will be made. . Tba petition ox
tha male deputies for increased saia
rie waa dented.' '. .'' '
The court letter statea that t he law
nrovidea for , only elabt deputlee for
th county, clerk and that -tha addi
tional employes ar not deputies. The
court admits having authority to fig
tha aalariea of th additional employes
but declares that th aalariea of tha
deputies is fixed by statute and that
the . atatute prevents th county court
from changing Its, The court atd In
th letter: .'-'.. .. . -
The county court la desirous of ad
Justing th salaries of sll county em
ployes so that each shall, receive fair
gnd Just compensaiton for the. 'services
rendered, but under n .clrcumatanceg
can the court .entertain a proposition to
discriminate as between . employee on
account of sex. ( . ;. ,
,Tha temporary sssletants for speolal
work provided for by the atatute. may
properly be paid such reasonable com
pensation as this court may fix, -but
such . employes ar jiot . "deputies. Thg
term 'deDUtv.'. aa uaed- In the statute
does not merely indicate a distinction a
to tha .character of service to be per
formed, but it has reference also Co th
power and authority of the person per-rerprnisrthe-gervtce."-
County Clark Fields has rn his office
14 employes. Tnder the view taken by
the county 66urtbUr efght of thee ar
deputies,, while tha remaining 1 ar
claased aa "additional help.:' U. .. ..
Henry Clews' Daughter, Wife of
Congressman Parsons, Ad
vances Startling Theory.
" (Joora.l gpeelal Servlee.V 1 t'
New York. Nov. 17 BtartUng reforms
ar advocated in "The Family." a book
Juat laaued from the preaa. Th author
Is Mra Elsie C Paraona. Bh la a
daughter of Henry Clews and wlf of
Congressman Herbert Parsons, who ia
a friend of Roosevelt and who,' In hla
eapacltyXaa chairman of the Repub
lican' ooraralttee, had much to do ' with
th election of Hughea, - ; -' !
In her book Mrs. paraona suggest
thst It would be well to encourage trial
jnarrlageai th - relations to be entered
Into with view to permanency, bdt with
th privilege of breaking th match If
it proved unsuccessful -nd In th ab
sence of offspring, without Incurring
public, condemnation. . - - in
"Might It not be well," Mrs. Parson
asks,, ."to . embody In . th .- marriage
license data about th peraonal health
and character of the bride and groom
and likewise a certificate of the bride's
prevloua training in childhood T"
I Mrsj.Pronst Jnth course of .th
books, maaea many outer equally inter
esting suggestion. -'''
GIRLS' SMALL WAGES
eat Worker Kade Zm pas stoned
Bpeeob. oa Caaa of Orlma.
(Jonrall gpeelal Servtee.) .
Minneapolis, Nov. 17. Mary . E. Mc
Dowell of tha University settlement tn
Chicago, tn an Impassioned address, the
most sensational event Of the conven
tion, told the federation of labor that
on account "of Tnauffl'ilentTWgge paid td
the working girls th - great army of
them were physically and morally unfit
for marriage. ' She aald that 1,000.00
women of thla - country, whose wagea
won't support them, have an average
wage of It per week. Th average ag
is II, and 96 per cent of them have
others dependent-Onlhem.: :
MORE HONEY FOR POLICE
, AND FIREFIGHTERS
Resignation of Many Men Jo J3e
- Used as ; Argument for ,
f Granting Increase.
Sixty men have resigned front th fir
department so far this year, and this
fact will be held up to the council next
month aa a good reason for an increase
In th salaries of all flrmn.'TT"
' At present the salaries paid ar IIS.
.170 and 175. According to th estimate
for the department now being compiled
ay Chief Campbell, th acala next year
will ba $75, l and 8.
There la talk of increasing tha ''aal
ariea of policemen to 1 100 month, a
raise of ISO, -and th fire department
will try hard - get -a ralae- o 110 at
least, It has been proved a number of
tlmea that good men ar eonatantly re
signing from the fir department be
cause they are offered better wages out
side, wher Ihe'y " wlU Tiave- morg ttm
thiimRl ve. '
conversion of th flreboat from a
coal-burner to an oil-burner, will prob
ably be recommended to the executive
board by Chief Campbell before long.
DRAWS KNIFE ON GIRL
- - - AND IS SOON JAILED
, , ,.- ..." .. . , n ... if.f,-"-
" Jo Whit, colored, a recent arrival
front Roalyn, R. C, wss arrested laat
night -by Patrolman Bhmsen on a
charge of making threats to kllL' H
ia alleged that Whlterwhtle In a res
taurant at 11 North Sixth street, drew
a knife and announced hi intention of
slaying Annie MoOlll. a waltreaa - in
the place. He wag apprehended . after
leaving th restaurant
Whan Whit waa. taken to th sta
tion C. A. Morrlng put tn an a0peari
anc and accussd. th negro of having
robbed him of a watch and chain ear
lier In the evening. -Morring signified
his. Intention of' swearing to a com
plaint thla morning, but failed to ap
pear. White wag given a hearing be
fore Judge Cameron thla morning and
the caaa was continued until Monday
for further tegtimony. ' " -
Case Against Alleged St, Johns
Wife-Beater , Dismissec
St Johna waa all agog yesterday ovei
th cas of O. F: Bamberg, charged with
wife-beating. Th trial ww on, and out
of it came a story of omprxlng domea-lloroullaavlhat-luLiiajMa.tirng-llp.
in Diuiwry noma.
- - Bamberg waa arrested last Monday 'on
a warrant wort out by hi neighbor, W.
O. - Lytle, and - waa - arraigned before
Judge Thorndyke of th municipal court.,
who fixed hla ball at 1J00. Th ball
waa immediately furnished by th Port
lend .Manufacturing company, with
whlcn Bamberg -is-employed aa a fore
mam .' . . s ' ,t ''
Mr. and Mra Lytle testified yssterday
that on 4he night of November. 7 they
were awakened by a great nola that
seemed to have Ita source In 'the Earn,
berg horn. Many tlmaa vbefor they
had heard that Bamberg- waa acouatomed -to
beating hla-wlf. and thev Immedi
ately decided that aome atep should be
taken to prevent th cruelty. The next
morning the little Bamberg dauchtara '
were queetloned. and according to th
testimony told Mra. Lytle that the cauaa
of tha dlaturbanoa waa that thelr'father
had been whipping their mother again.
Whan Mrs. Bamberg was seen she had
big scratches and black and- blue spots
on her faoe. ,v -. ,
Againat thla testimony, however, were .
the statements of; the entire Bamberg
household that the character f Bam
berg wag unimpeachable, and that ha 7
ta mufgaf kuahanil mnA felnesi rfV.
Itttlegtrls testified that: tielfTathF;
always treated them the beat way In
th world. All had -the same lltti story
o leii, aoa -au-rerueed to -tell -
Mjrft were called upon to testify thst
the outward character of the man. waa
all that could be desired, and that when
they were out on a "11g tear" with th
man he wa' always good-natured and
pleasant. Instead of boisterous - or cruel.
Th court, although expressina- be
lief that Bamberg was guilty of rough
ness toward hla wife, and that 'testi
mony In his behalf was .prepared at hla
command in his household, found that
ther was not enough evidence aa-ainat
him to convict Mm, and dismissed th
caa. , ;. .
SPRAYIu6 LAW SUSTAINED
1H EVERY POiaT
Important Decision Rendered in
Hard-Fought Case of Sellwood
Against Commissioner Reid.
(Specie! THspetea te The Joarael.) -Oregon
City, Or- Nov. 17. Th new
law relating to spraying waa upheld
yeeterday, whan th Jury In th suit of
T. R. A. 811 wood vs. James II. Reid
brought tat a verdict for the defendant
after being out about three hour. Th ;
verdlot waa expected by all parties to '
tha ease, and tha Jury was out-much
longer than anticipated. ,
Th trial of th cas lasted two day
and aroused Intense tntereet, - not only
In Clacksmaa county but In other aeo-
tions of th state, aa It was egnerally
eoasldered a-test of th law, under
which Commlaa loner Raid, while acting
In hla official capacity, notified T. R.
A. Sellwood of Mllwaukl to apray th
trees in his orchard,' and after his falU "
ur to do so took soma men, went Into
that war lnfeated with Ban Jos scale.
Th law ha been, bitterly opposed and
antagonised ' by several fruitgrowers
and th- victory for th adharantg of
clean fruit la generally aatlsfactory.
The rulings of Judge McBridw otr ' '
questions that arose during th trial
were In favor of th defendant In every
lnstsncs. Th court aald that Reid had '
a right to cut down th tree,, after Bell
wood ' had failed to comply with tho
tawr and - h1stnstructlons-te- tha-Jury -were
clear and decisive. Ha said thera
were only three proposition to be con
sideredwhether or not th orchard waa
infected; whether the plaintiff had been
given-notic and tlma la which to apray.
and whether he had aprayed, Th court
defined th duties of the fruit Inspector,
and -said .when .the official found - an-.-orchard
in a diseased condition It was
hla duty to notify th owner, and afM
he had failed and neglected -to-apray
Ma trees, tha Inspector could us his
discretion In either cutting down th
orchard of spraying the trees himself
and charging th expense aa a lin
againat th property. He ruled that it '
was not neceaaary for the frutt In
spector to warn of -the consequences
that might ensue In the event of falluro
to sprayy and thaMgnoranca-of -th law
was no excuse.- - ' ' '
Th result of th trial' will no doubt
make thing easier for th fruit Inspec
tors, who have had no eaay taak and
have groused th enmity of acorea of ,
people. Ther ar merchant In this
city who deal in fruit who, It la alleged, -have
mad It a point to defy th law,
and It I considered likely that viola
tions and unlawful practice will bow .
com to an nd. ( , r
NEW YORK CHINESE IS '
. ARRESTED FOR INSANITY
Blng Sing, a Chine from New Tork,
waa arrested In a lodgtng-houaa at
Ontnd avenue and East Stark street last
night ow an Inaanlty charge. In re
sponse to several telephone messages
from residents of th neighborhood aev. ,.,
rat policemen were sent to mak an
to-tTnveattgatlon; Iir - a -rear-Tdom- In th v ' f
lodging-house Blng wa found howling
and acreamlng' from aoma unknown
cuae, . After being locked up in th
city prison h became quiet H will
be examined by tha allenlats a to hla
sanity, ; ,
ROOSEVELT AT COLON ,'
- (Jonrnat gpeelal grv1e.) - '
Panama, Nov. 17. 'A landslld oc-.
curred .today at Paralse. Th president
arrived at Colon at 1 o'clock and in-:
spec ted th American hospital and other
project connected with th canal work,
TWO WOMEN VICTIMS ;
OF POWDER EXPLOSION
'" r . t
' (Journal gpeelal terrloa.l '' ' ' .
Oakland. Cel., Nov. 17. An explosion .
occurred at th fuse work of th Coaat
Manufacturing Supply company at
Xltchburg, four mllea from her, thla
noon. It Is reported thst two whit
women and thre or four Chinaman war
tmd, .. -', .-r? -- r "