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VOL. V. NO. '221.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY " EVENING,; NOVEMBER 19. 1906. TVELVE PAGES..
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L S. Cook Is Sought
I by Officials on Charge
of Embezzlement and
Former Superintendent of State
Portage Road Acused of Rob
bing State by Means of Padded-Payrolls
. and - Other- In
genious Devices. ;
L. 8. Cook. UU superintendent of the
stats portage rood at Celllo, is being
aoualit by-th -Wasco county - authori
ties with a warrant charging Mm with
- mbesxlement - and forgery.- Issued by
District Attorney Menefee of The
Dalles, at the request of State Land
Agent Oswald west of Salem.
. -.The warrant ooroes as the result- of
aa investigation ordered by the state
board, which sent West and S. A. Kroser
of the secretary of state's orrics to re.
lllo on Saturday last to Investigate the
office of the portage road superintend
ent and take such action as they thought
- beet. Steele Smith has been appointed
superintendent of the portage road by
the state board, and will assume bis po-
sltloa as soon as the of floe has . been
checked up and ,.as aooounta of Cook
W. Stewart, who ' until recently h
""bsen.", employed aa engineer on the
Portage road, was Instrumental In start-
- Ing the Investigation of Mr.JJoos. s or
flee. He recently Informed the . stste
board that he bad not received the full
amount of his elalms for June, July or
August after having been awarded them
by the stats board In return for his
services, .-: '
Troabte of XBff Standing.
For some time trouble has been brew
lng at the Portaxe road. Superintend
ent Frank Smith of the Open River ss
been at loggerheads and'wwra: on tne
road "has been practically . at a stand'
till. Hints : repeatedly- came to the
; state board that all was not as it should
be In the office of Superintendent Cook
and allegations of Incompetence, dis-
( honesty and graft were repeatedly made.
The state " board, however, ' considered
the rumors and allegations to be the re
. suit of jealous gosatp and paid no at'
tentlon to them, but upheld Mr. Cook In
his work. This attitude was maintained
i until last week, when Engineer Btewart
told hW atoryr wmn Saturday-the in
' vestfgatlon was started. .
Superintendent Smith of the Open
. River, association was directed to as
sume charge of . Cook's office by the
stats board at the same time that Mr.
"West and Mr. Kroser were sent to Ce-
'. lllo. He reached the place ahead of the
two men from Salem, but was refused
admittance to the office by Cook. Kro
ser, however, took charge upon his ar
rival and began checking up the books.
especially the freight transactions of
the ofttue. '
Payroll Poaad Padded.
Mr. ', West began an investigation of
the disbursements :of the offlcs and
found that the payroll had been padded
by Cook; from month to month. The
system employed hy Cook was Ingen
ious. When he sent In his payroll to
the state board he did It by voucher,
setting forth the time each man was
employed and the wage paid per day.
Thesi vouchers apt passed upon by the
state board and paid by warrants on the
state treasury, the claimant receipting
(Continued on Page Two.)
LOST Wednesday Trains. between Third
rn4 Clay sad Sixth and Vontsosiery, sttnlr
arrk furs, a rmititi, wlit head en eaia
side; reward. 873 Sixth at.
10 T On Williams art., between SeUwood
od llrMlllen ata.j lady's until (old
watch. Keward at S2t lumbar luxenaace.
Tel. WoeOlawa IDA.
- U)8T WATCH 410 REWARD.
Laat Mnnriay, ledy's (old eloerd-faeed
watch and chatalalne pin, Waltham wnrka,
1 diamond chine In raar. ,81 North Sixth
s. I kao Mala 1440.
LOST Ons mink for, bmn satla Using:
kt Friday areolar' between I'rattymaa
tnrs to IBM Belmont, Mount Tabor. Re.
LOUT roller la New fork Life la name of
R. Aoitereon, Return to New lork Lit
A seise spsertttnity Is set mains tne
laalflen sea la The Jeansl. .
The assoa why JenrnaJ sUaaifMs
the stoat nepuaui "Ooet laas tliai
oast a ward. '
rir a rontlnnailon e tnen - "Utata"
tnrn to the elaeelflee: sages sad watrft
tbr.e pet-re dally.
Man Who Made Fortune
in Alaska Drinks Acid
in a Portland Lodg-
- ing- House
Digs Ten Thousand From Nome
GoUT Fields, Spends It, and
Takes His Own Life in Fit of
.'. "Remorse . Leaves No, - Letter
After squandering $10,000 which he
had dug out of .the Nome gold fields,
J. N. McLeod," who-ls - said to-have
wealthy parents In Prince Edward
Island, ended his life In Portland this
morning by swallowing- two ounces of
Out of work and money, and suffer
ing from the dread hallucinations of
delirium tremens, McLeod arrived In
town, last night from Tacoma. In com'
pany with. J. P. Llttlefleld, who was
also once a Nome miner. The two en
gaged a room together at the Lewis and
Clark house, at Sixth and Irving streets,
Llttlefleld awoke at 7:45 this morning
to find his companion gone. . He arose
and-a few minutes later met McLeod on
the comer below, handed him a dollar
and told him to I o and get his break.
fast - With this dollar McLeod hurried
to a. drug . store, bought a - five-ounce
bottle of acid, then returned ' (o the
Lewis and Clark house and paid the
landlady the night s rent. -
Partner Plods Body.
Ascending to his room on the third
floor. McLeott -slipped - tiff hie shoes,
lay down on the bed and poured nearly
half Ihe burning contents of the bottle
down his throat. He made no outcry,
and his death struggle was heard by no
one. . It was left to- Ills partner to dis
cover the body when he returned to the
room at, tt;4U.
When" Llttlefleld opened the door and
saw McLeod lying face upward on the
bed he ' suspected nothing HI. In the
dim light he could see the glint of the
glased eyes and thought they were look
ins; at htm. McLeod had not been feel
ing well the night before.-
' "How are you feeling this morning
any better?" asked Llttlefleld. Then he
turned on the elnrtrla bulb and saw that
his friend was. dead.
Spent Bis Fortune.
Llttlefleld says that he met McLeod
about two- yar ago-when the-latter
arrived from Alaska, after a successful
season's work.. The suicide quickly
blew in his money and last summer he
worked In logging camps In Washing-,
ton, joining the Royal Loggers' asso
ciation. Llttlflfleld met him again in
Seattle a week ago. McLeod bad been
on a long spree and his friend paid his
fare to. Tacoma and then to Portland.
The two were planning to ship aa la
borers to Arizona,, but McLeod .was
down-hearted and had, during the spree.
was after him trying to kill htm.
"The Orange men are after me. I'm
no Orangeman, nor Catholic. My folks
friend, as they were, on their way "to
Portland Jest night. .
The dead man was 41 years of age.
He left no message to explain why he
committed the deed. Coroner FIndley
arrived soon after the discovery of the
body and took charge of It He will
try to get Into communication with
the dead man's parents, who are said
to be well-to-do peoplau of . Kerwell,
Prince Edward Island. ,
WHITE R1BB0NERS GREETED
BY LIQUOR DEALER
Extraordinary EpiSbde Disturbs
" Ranks " of World's Woman's
Christain Temperance Union
(Jonrsal BDaelat Sarvtco.) -Boston.
Nov, !. Trouble Is brewing
In white ribbon circles because of a re
markable episode at the World's Wom
an s Christian Temperance union con
vention recently held In this city, when
woman who is a Joint holder of a
liquor license was selected by the na
tional president of the Woman's Relief
corps to present sisterly greetings and
banket of roses to the tempersnce
The woman who presented ths roses
is Mrs. Lue Stuart Wadsworth, Junior
vice-commander of the Massachusetts
Woman's Relief corps. Bhe was dele
gated to the duty by Mrs. Carrie K.
BparkHnTOf -fit.'- Ixmtav president of the
national body of the rellnf corps. It Is
the custom of ths temperance union In
national or world conventions to Invite
congratulations from other organisa
tions of women having religious or
It is snlT wr. Yvadswrth and her
husband Jointly hold a first-class liquor
license In this city, under the name of
K. IS: Wadsworth A Co. Bhe aays sll
the talk Is being made by people who
are Jealous ff the honor conferred on
her by Mrs. 'parkUn,
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Boating ton The Meadows, Seattle's . " 1 ' ' " 4 ,
' Famous Race Track. ' . I- - - ' -
BOMB HY HAVE f ; -L PjLal"
FOR POPE PIUS
Terrible Explosion Causes Panic
in World's Most Beautiful
Rome, and There Is No Clue
to Perpetrators of Outrage.
(Journal Special BwTlca.)
Rome, Nov. -1. The history of the
Cathollo church may be searched ' In
vain for the record of an outrage that
matches In Infamy tha one perpatrated
In St. Peter's yesterday, when a bomb
was exploded in the grandest edifice
dedicated to religion in the world.
The last mass had Just been finished;
a canon, standing near the beautiful
sltsr nf Rt retertU-nedwJ,th,Ullfted
norms to bless tne communicants, when
with a roar that echoed through the
lofty arches like rumbling thunder, and
which shook the. walls of the magnifi
cent structure a bomb exploded.. '
The panic was Instantaneous, fearful.
Women and children shrieked in terror;
men dashed for the doors, shoving snd
pushing- ss If chased by death; many
people, paralysed by fear, threw them
selves on their knees and prayed for
Although the force of the explosion
threw-the officiating- canon away from
the altar, he was. the first to regain his
presence of mind. '
Fear not! Do not stir!" he cried.
"It is nothing but the noonday gun."
But the terrorised people paid little
heed to his words. A dense cloud of
smoke burst from the very steps of the
altar, and the thick, choking odor of
powder drove out the sweet breath that
had been exhaled from the censers.
People Plffbi to Escape.
As the worshipers rushed toward the
exits, cTBajot angnlBh Krrjss on alt"
sides, and it waf"bVileved that the fly
ing missiles from the bomb had Injured
manyJThpeorjlei.nearest the altar
fought desperately to escape from smtd
the smoke, and , their cries reached the
street and caused the people outside to
try to get In, where they stemmed the
tide of fugitives and added to ths con
fusion and dread. ,
The great else of the church was all
that saved the thousands of worahlpeTs,
who, finding they could hot press
through the crowd -In front, scattered In
sll 'directions and- made their way - to
the various exits. But for five minutes
the panic was fearful, and how all In
that - vast cathedral escaped without
fatal Injury Is beyond comprehension.
When the smoke had slowly ascended,
and had been lost amid ths loft? arches
of 8C Peter's, calm was restored and
the people sought the street In an
orderly manner. Examination showed
that no one had been seriously hurt snd
then IhvesrigattoTr waar trmrte of the'
cause of the explosion. The bomb. It
was found, had been placed Inside a
scaffolding erected for men who had
been repairing the roof Just over the
tomb of Clement XIII, ' prohably the
jnost celebrated In the basilica, and
which represents a figure of the pope'
snd two lions; this group made the
reputation of Canovae.
The beautiful tomb was uninjured
and the tesselated pavement on which
the bomb had exploded whs but little
damaged. The scaffold was burning,
but thekflre was toon extinguished.
Parts of the-bnmb shoiaed thst It was
of crude make, and It la supposed that
ths fuse must have been very long, as
no one but the church dignitaries had
been near the spot wbere it was found
for some time before the erploslon.
Ths Pops Prays for Miscreant.
What adds to the horror of the out
rage Is the thought that perhaps the
bomb waa Intended for Tope I'lus X,
who it had been stated waa In pray. At
St. Peter's In ,r 7' f 'NV
i 1 ' . .!.," .' ' . rr s '
7k. iLh.TnL.iii vtrr vterdVroTrWi meenrtig tliii and -aftr-thor4
of the baslllcs to Ht. Peter. It was this
announcement that took the great
crowd to tha cathedral. At the laat
moment his holiness was indisposed.
The pope was In prayer when he
heard the muffled found of the explo
sion, which . caused him surprise, , bu(
no alarm. He waa Informed of ths nut
rage by Monsignor Mlsclabelll, sab-
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I aMn ni l lilISi Ken It an t a aJStatiia .,i,.-Jaa...i.t--yfaigt.
Drugged Plumber, AwakesWith
Throbbing Brain to ' Rnd
Trunk Smashed'Open and All
His Money , and Valuables
With-his throat parched and swollen
and his head aching from tha effects of
a powerful anaesthetic administered by
i liurglar. n. rnnatrrian, a plumber re-
siding at SS North Park street, awoke
this morning to find that during the
ntjtht he had been robbed of all his
most valuable possessions, .
Chrlstman, upon arising, oould hot un
derstand what made- him so dlsxy or
caused ths soreness of his throat. In
asmuch aa he had retired at a season
able hour and In a perfectly normal con
dition, until he glanced about his a pert
inent. A cork from a medicine bottle.
still bearing a faint odor of chloroform,
and an open trunk with a broken lock,
mutely testified to ths visit of a daring
thief. Further examination showed that
a diamond ring, a diamond stud, a gold
watch snd fob, t SB in cash, a purse con
taining several silver coins, a leather
suitcase and all of his clothes were
Chrlstmsn, still visibly affected from
tha feloniously administered drug, made
tils way to police headquarters and re
ported the sensational incident. De-
tectlves were- Immediately detailed en
the esse and are now searching for a
Thief Heard by sTelrhbom.
Unsuspecting tnat his life waa to be
placed In Jeopardy and all his valuables
stolen, before moraine;, Chrlstman re
tired about 11 o'clock last'nlght. About
I o'clock this mornlnj persons occupy
ing adlolnlng rooms heard some one
moving about In Chrlstman's room, but
had no suspicion that s thief wu at
work. The room In which the crime'
was committed Is on the second floor
of the house snd although the window
was found to be open from the top
this morning It Is. thought that the
burglar ' effected an entrance through
the door by- forcing ths lock with a
pair of nippers.
Chrlstman does not remembeV hear
ing any unusual sounds after retiring.
It Is the theory of the police that the
crooks sfter silently opening the door.
cautiously made his way to the bedside
will! ruin vi v . " 11 , wm-
I With, the occupant of the room thor
oughly under the effects of ths drug,
the thief then set about to gather his
plunder without far of detection. That
he did not work -hurriedly la evidenced
by ttw fact that after taklnf tha Jewel
ry the thief broke open the trunk and
purloined ail of tha clothing it cor
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Scene in South Psrk, Suburb, of Seattle.
Eight Have Been Held Up by
Highwaymen Within the Past
Eight Days and Not One of
Them Screamed or Fainted
Ths ungallanlry of the Portland hold
up man Is scandalous. Within the past
eight days no fewer than eight women
have been ths object Cf . thaattentlon;
of holdup-men. Thftiatest reported n
Mrs. B. A. Oraharwr wife of a solicitor
who lives st West Park snd Tayloi
streets, and Miss Srhlndler, whose horn
Is at 4S5 CWy street.
A werk ago last Saturday night Mr.
and Mrs. R. L. Donald were stopped by
a man with a gun on Tenth street and
Mr Donald was relieved of $26. In
stead of embarrassing the robber by
screaming, Mrs. Donald put him at his
ease by adjuring her husband not to
make any trouble, and even by putting
her own hands Into his pockets and
rummaging around for cash to give to
the footpad. It -was aiscoverea
unlike their sisters of other cities, Port
land women do not scream when held
up. and then began a series of robberies
of women only, or women accompanied
by their husbands.
n- Thur.rinv nlsht three women, Mrs.
W. B. Prowel. M1ss Msbel Hodgers and
Miss Harriett Waterhouse, wer held
on the east side. Miss Waterheuse
and Miss It6deis were held-p-Ai-ihe
point of a pistol snd renevea oi m nmuu
sum of money. A Ilttlsr earller-iw-the)
evening a thief snatched a fold watch
and chain from Mrs. Prowel and made
off with It. Friday night a thug, who
videntlv knew there were no men In
the houso, tried to- force an entrance to
the home of Mrs. X v. King on Missis
sippi avenue. Mrs. King wss alone
with her niece. Miss Alleen Tatom. and
would undoubtedly have fared ill at the
handa of the criminal had not she been
quick-witted enoush to summon a male
neighbor hy telephone. In no case) did
any of the women scream. '
At li:J o'clock last night Mr. and
Mrs. Oraham were scortlng Miss
Schtndler to her boms. At Fourteenth
and Clay struts a man stepped from
ths shadows and ordered the trio to
throw Up their hands. The women
complied. lut Oraham leaped to' one
al4e. Intending to grab a stone and Slve
battle. Ths thug snappea tne piaioj
m fac and 4ad- lt-notmlse4. fire
iuuuct iwm iuiiiwj "u .. . .
street, his show of reslstencs having
saved Oraham a considerable sum of
money he had upon his person. Ths
women did not scream and would have
been easy to handle had It not been for
the resistance of Omhsm.
Ths police were notified and half a
doxen officers were sent to ths Scene,
but there waa no Indication that the
robber had Uure4 la Uie vloUdtx.
FloodsSubside and the
People Learn What
the Worst Storm of a
Decade Cost Them""
Losses Great, but Sufferers Are
Hopeful, as They See Chance
- to Get on Dry Land, Which Is
' Appearing Everywhere but at
(Special Dlanatch to Tbt Joornal.)
Tax-oma, Nov. Not In the mem
ory of the oldest Inuian on the Puyall
up reservation has- there been a flood
to compare with tha present disastrous
freshets that- have tied up traffic and
done incalculable damage to property
and in many oases seriously endanger
ed life In the river vajleyjstrjjq nia'e P"t th.
-vnrennigTon: Astretch of water three
or four miles wide extends east, and
south of Tacoma, covering the entire
rich Puyallup valley. The mills and
factorleson the tide flats are ahut
down on account of being Inundated.
Great damage has been done in the
valleys of ths Black. White, Stuck.
Puyallup and Nlsqually rivers, where
fatms were Inundated, horses and. cat
tle In many Instances drowned, and
houses flooded until many families es
caped on .hastily Improvised rafts by
narrowest margins. ., - .
Ths course of the Puyallup i river
changed in four different places near
Tacoma, and cut wide channels through
garden lands and rich farms. The
same Is true of ths WWte. especially
the Stack, and also the Nlsqually river.
Three miles of ths Milwaukee rail
road grade between here and Sumner
lavs been badly damaged by ths floods,
snd In some places ths embankments
lavs been ..entirely obliterated. Six
Miles of the tracks of the 8eattle-Ta-coma
tnterurban electelo 11 ne between
'acoma and Sifmner are under from
two to four feet of water. Culverts,
trestles and In many cases ths tracks
have been washed .away. Ths officials
of the . road have announced that they
(Continued on Page Two.)
For the Week
The following Is ths advertising
Portland, for the week ending with
Local Display . . .
"Display Rear Estate
Readers '.a... r s. -.- ........v.-..
Local Display ...
Display Real Estate
Total for Week
- , Tbs Journal gained In the volume of advertising for last week aver
ths week before or any week in its history. While Ths Journal mads this
gain, the trust papers, ths Oregonian and Its evenlnf edition, the Telegram,
suffered a toss. For last week, ending Sunday, ths 11th Inst, The Journal,
In seven lauee, carried more advertising than the Oregonian In Its sevnft
Issues, by 62 Inches. Ths week before The Journal advertising for the
week exceeded ths Oregonlan's by only 147 Inches; this last week by IM
Ths sxceaa of Ths Journal's volume of advertising over that sf ths
Telegram was 1.6J4 Inches for the last week. But the evening edition sf
'The Oregonian has an excuse In being In ths "hind end of the proceeston,"
In that It Is the "tall of ths Oreronlan' and ot.Iy published sit days ths
week; Jtherefors, not being a full-fledged "dally paper" Utile can be es
pected of It In this connection. - '
The Journsl having a la r Iter paid" circulation fnen etthar of the trt
' newspapers, both In Portland Snd ia Oregon, the advertiser Is nM.i to
secure more returns from Ths Journal than, from either f the on er iri
diums, anj the reeitlt Is The Journal's business Is nvresaln wit.1 1 a ;
bounds,. thus obl'ftatlrig The Joirnn1 mors and mora to a rmi.-r. is?
. forms nre of duty and further strensthenlns Its dt"rmiiU"n tt a
whole people f.iuhfully and well. ' ' ,
In Clear, Calm Weather
the Steamer Dix Is
Rammed by Jeanie.
Boats In Plain View of Each
Other and There Is No Fear of
Disaster Until Little Packet
Suddenly wings In Front" of
the Big Steamer..
(Special DtspateB te Tke JoeraaU '
Seattle, Nov. 19. The little steeuner
Dix, Captain P. Lermon. oollldod with
the steamer Jeanla. Captain. Mason. an4 .
aank in 100 fathoms a few miles north,
of Alki point at 7 o'clock last eveains;
and of the Dix's passengers and orew 4
are missing. Thirty-eight were rescued.'
The Jeanie la a large steam sohooner :
and carrted.no passengers. Bhe sus
tained no damage and none of tha orew
The Dix had Seattle pasaengers for
. The Dix sank as' if her bottom had
been sheared from under her. . A dread
ful panic among the passengers fol
lowed the collision, but bad there been -no
disorder the time granted the crew
far eulng Uiem. off was all too abort.
It waa a fine, still, clear night and"
ths water was like a pooL The steam
ers were running In sight of each other .
on Hoes that In a short time would have -crossed."
Captam Msion Slates that
signals had been' given by the Jeanie
and answered by the Dix.- Indeed the
vessels, while not In danger of each,
other, were so close that ths halt of
voles could be understood from ons) by
ths other. "
It wss at this time. Captain Mason
states, that he observed the Dix sud
denly coming; on astern of ths Jeanie.
He called to the mate, who was la tbs "
pilot house, to know what he Intended.
ial hard - to stavr-
board and - the Dix started directly
across the Jeanle's . bows. ' Captain
Mason Instantly signaled "Back at full
speed," but ths Jeanie could not be got
back, in, time to escape the - lighter -steamer,
which. Captain Mason says, I
seemed to receive the blow about amid
ships or possibly a little abaft, on the)
starboard side. Ths shock seemed to
him insufficient - to have damaged a
pleasure boat. The Dix listed heavily
to starboard, but righted; then seemed
to rear on end, and so plunged to tha
depths.' stern foremost. . ,
Jeaals atssonss Paeng-am.
Ths Jennie, which had Just began te
back away and was almost stationary
at ths moment when the Dix struck, re
mained in plaos until ail ths Dix's pas
sengers who. oould swim had reached,
her and had been hauled aboard by thai
crew. . The Jeanie also lowered two Ufa-
boats which erased about picking op all
who had not sons down.
Captain Lermon of tha Dix states
that when his vessel struck he was be
low collecting fareaas.was his duty,,
aa the ship carried no purser. Heao
he knows little about what caused tbs
collision. Ho felt ths shock and rushed
ort deck in timer to see the b"- f'
Jaanie loom up over him. Bs
(Continued on Face Nina.) ,
Ending Nov. 18
record of ths three dally papers sf
Sunday, November II:
Journal Oregonian Telegram
Inches. Inches. Inches.
4,709 ' 5583 6,031
829 1,271 691
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