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- ; THE WEATHER.
Fair , nd warmer ' tonight.
day fair. ..' ' . :' : -:". -
Nearly All Members of
Both Houses Answer
Roll Call at the For-
mal Opening (
. (Journal InaeUl Berries. )
Washington, Dec. . Whan congress
- met at noon today, there waa but one
. feature more notable than on njr other
opening in some time; senators wers
present, a larger number than have at
tended the formal obaanranoea In three
- years. , - ' - :
In the house the attendance waa large,
too. ' ', . -
A great bunch of " flowera are cod
Speaker Cannon'a desk when the vener
- able -presiding officer took hta Beat. . In
the aenate flowera were more prevalent
than usual, and Vice-President Fair
banka got more than hie share. - . i
After the formal opening, word waa
vent to the proaldent that eongreaa waa
In aeaelon and waa ready to bear from
htm: the reply waa returned that "the
.president would communicate tu writ
ing." k --
Many resolutions were handed jo. the
clerk of the houae and were filed away.
Each house paaaed resolutions' of ' re
apect to the memory of the members
who had died since last aeaalon, and
eongreaa adjourned until tomorrow,
V when It will receive the preatdeot'a mes
sage. Among the Interested observers ' of
procedure In the senate waa Jonathan
" IJourtie jr.; new aena tor from regonr.V
. Standpatters la Control. ; .
It la not likely that this session will
develop any startling legislation. The
atandpat element, of eourae, la In the
saddle. It la accepted as part of the
pntin.l hlimry nf the nation, that
President Roosevelt. In securing Speak
er Cannon'a promise that he would press
to paaaage the rate regulation bill, waa
compelled ta give In return the pledge
that tariff reform would not. be urged
" prior to the next presidential campaign.
Speaker Cannon took . the -'Tatar bill
through the house, and now the stand-
, patters are Insisting. that4hs president
pay tha obligation he Incurred In the
matter of the tariff. ' '
(Continued on Page Two.)
ON RIGHT TO BE
HANGED BY HECK
, Rev. J. G. Rawlings, Convicted
With Sons of Murdering Boys,
. Demands Privilege of Legal
Execution, Without Hindrance
Prayer Granted. - .
. (Journal SpeeUI Sectce
Taldosls. tie.. Doe. I. Tha Rev.' J. O.
.Rawlinga. convicted with his' two eons
f of the murder or " Vlllle and Carrie Car
.ter mat June, Will be accorded tha right
iV1'0 he has been demanding for. aix
nVontha, "to be hanged by the neck until
t"I am entitled by sentence of court."'
Itawllnga baa insisted aver and over
again, "to be hanged by the neck until
dead, and In simple justice I demand my
legal right. I Insist upon no lnterfor
nce with my eaeoutlon.'
. Milton and Jea Kawllnga, aged 1
and IT, will be hanged with their father.
They were jointly convicted with him,
'and gill three will mount tha acaffold
I il the same time, though tha ex.mlnla.
ter "Inalata they are - not' guilty and
aught to be saved.
Rawlinga' position as an Administer
-and -his eagerneaa tn- TaytnTenalty
for his crime are only two of tha ex
traordlnary features of this celebrated
esse, W. U Carter, tha father of tha
two' Children who met death at the
hspds of the Rawlinga. is also an ex.
Methodist preacher, and the two men
labored side by side at revival meetings
In thla state for many years. . Later
they settled down on adjoining farms
and lived aa Clowe friends. - A son of
v one and a daughter of the other were
sweethearts and were Close to marriage
when a feud sprang up between the twa
families 1 which has - led three of the
Rawlinga family . to tha gallowe and
, aent a. fourth apn. r Ix'onard, .aged II.
with Alf Moore, a negro retainer to
the chain gang for tlfe.
Tha feud did not result In any deaths
until tha night of June IS. when the
twa Rawlings boys, accompanied by
Moore, the negro, went by moonlight to
the Carter homestead ta exterminate tha
whole Carter family. '
PRESIDENT WILL AID
- (Josraal Special Serrts. '.
Washington, ree. !. Senntor Piles
.. and Representative Jones of Washing
ton called at the- White House this
. morning to urge tha president ta extend
aid ta the Tukon Alaska Paclfkt ex
position. . The president will mention It
In hie meaaagw, perhaps, to help the
roe st stateemen get through an appro
; WlaJon. :- f . . :. . :, -
; Tue-" ;.'
Vice-President Falrbanka Shut Off
Debate on Discharge of Negroes.
Aids Senator Penrose in His' Ef
fort to Embarrass the Adminis
tration" by Asking; for Docu-
Omenta iruthe Case of the Dis
charged Negro Soldiers. '
' V (Josraal Special Service.)
Washington, pec S. Senator Foraker
formally began his campaign for tha
presidency today when lie aided Senator
Penrose In the latter's flght on the ad
ministration, . It waa ' announced that
Foraker haa long looked' higher than
tha United States senate aa a place In
which to display hla ability, and the
proeeedlnga In the senate today cott-
BrarTBa siaumenf.- ; . " . : y
Th "'expected "pwfunetory" session of
tha aenate waa glvn.a dash, of ginger
by Mr. Penrose, who Introduced' a reso
lution Tailing ' 'upon the president- for
Information" concerning the order dis
missing tha three negrw companies from.
the army. . v,; .- ': . t .... .- . ;
. . The- chair called his attention to tha
custom, that said no business should be
transacted until, the , senate offlclslly
heard from the president, but Vice-
President Falrbanka could not prevent
the discussion.'. Senator Foraker was
ohnIa -reetnsTanrnrarcSir lor the
records la the case from Jtba secretary
of war.- - - "; ' ' a-- :'-
Senator Warren objected -to the Pen-
rose-Foraker resolutions, and they were
allowed to go over. . -.' ,
Senator Foraker announces that ha
will get every record In the case of the
negro soldiers, discharged by order of
the president for tha riots at Browns
ville, Texas, properly before tha coun
try,- and Senator Penrose says "Me, too."
PRESIDENT NAMES V
MEN FOR HIGH OFFICE
Ueuraa! Rpeclal Service. " ' ' ?
Washington, Dec, I. The president
nominated to the aenate the name of
W. IL Moody, to be justice of the su
preme Tourt'; W C. Bristol, to be United
States district attorney for Oregon; Ar
thur LlddlUcld, for United Statea mar
shal of Montwis; Oscar 8trus,- secre
tary of commerce and labor; Victor H.
Metcalf, secretary of the navy; George
B. Cortelyou. secretary of the treasury;
UarOeld, secretary , of the . Interior;
(leorge von I Meyer, postmaster-general,
and Bonaparte, attorney-general. '
MAKES 4,800 CONVERTS IN
TWELVE MONTHS 1
Rev. Charles R. Scoville Believed
. to Hold Record . as a ?
, , Saver of. Sinners. ' ''
' - MJfsrnal Special ftrTe.
' Richmond. Iud., Pec. J. Rnv. Charlea
rtstgii1 Bcortfle of "Chleagw;- an avenge
list who for - some months haa been
laboring in Indiana, has made ' a re
markable record during the last year,
having bfought 4,109 persona Into - the
church. At Anderson there were I.tel
and at Indianapolis about ! MOO con
verts," while others have been divided
among Connerevllle, Indiana, New York
City, Long Beach and San Bernardino,
California, Atchison, Kansas, Monroe,
Wisconsin, and Sullivan. Illlnola
Mr. Scoville la leading a - great re
vival at Indianapolis, lie 1 Intent on
securing the erection of am- Institutional
church at Indianapolis, and haa already
raised several thousand dollars' toward
It. . . - , - --.-.
SEELEY AGAIN HAS '
ATTENTION OF POLICE
, (Jne.mil Breeku wi n
" New Tork. leo. Herbert Bamum
Reeley, host ' of the v famous dinner
where "Little Egypt" was said to have
danced, is again' In trouble with the
police. He was arrested on a charge
of running a akatlng rink ta which
were admitted gtrla and boys under the
age of 1 years
Leo Tarhune, cashier of the rink, waa
also arrested. Immediately after their
release on bail tteeley and Terhune went
back to the rink and opened It and re
sumed business. Reeley -, was careful,
though, not to' lut in any buys and girls,
fleeley Is a grandson of this late P. T.
Barnum. '. V,'"''' ' ' '
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1- " .
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, DECEMBER
: HOT DEAD
Tom Johnson Thought
; to Have Died Twenty
Years Ago, Is Living
in Poor House ;
Though declared dead 20 years ago,
Thomas Johnson. i years, old, la still
alive at the county poor house, ' where
he baa lived elnce his ' alleged death.
For 20' years . Johnson TTnalntalned a
aphlna-llke alienee on' the aubject of his
going to the county homo for the poor.
but told hla story to me grana jury
when It investigated, the county insti
tutions recently, -
"I waa alck at the Good Sara a rl tart
hospital more than 20 yeara ago," said
Johneon. - "I Went Into a kind of a
trance and tlfe doctors said I waa dead.
I waa eonactoua of what waa going on
around me, but couldn't move or apeak.
They put me Into a coffin, loaded
tha eoffln onto a truck and started roe
out to the poor farm to be burled. I
knew I waa going to be burled, but was
helpless. I tried all the way out to the
poor bouse to move, but couldn't.
"Aa tha truck v was being driven
through the gate' at the poor farm on
of tha wheele struck againat a gatepost
and the abock woke me up. The lid of
the coffin waa only tacked on and I
puahed It oft easily. The driver got
down to cloae the gate.- t -'-
y '.'''. Scares the Driver. ; '.' ;-.
"When he climbed up over the wheel
to his seat I pushed the ltd of the eof
fln off and sat up. ' The driver aaw me,
let out a whoop and started to run. No
body ever .aaw that driver again, but
aeveral : yeare later they - captured a
maniac In tha mountains over In TlUa
mook eounty. People aaid that maniac
area the drtvar who took ma to -the poor-
Iiaiiu In A pnffln. . - "
. ''When the driver rah away I got 'up
on the sea t and drove the team on up to
the poorhoree,and. I have beeq out here
ever sinew. -.v.,....--, . .
; Johnson gays he la a Veteran of the
civil . war; that he waa formerly In
business In Portland; that he waa at
one time a Justice of the peace and at
another a constable. lis has no rela
tives In the eity as far as Is known.
Not Desire for Cigars and Tobac
co, but Gratification of Gam
bling Fever: Responsible for
Present Craze,. Declares . the
The evils' of the slot "machine were
dealt with" at length by Clarence
True , Wilson In a sermon before the
union' preachers' meetlng'at Y. M. C A.
ball this momlng. He said:
"One of the most conspicuous rtutr-
scteristlcs of our city noticed by all
who pass through our streets is the
number of flourishing cigar stores. We
hsve seen within two years mors than
a doaen legitimate and useful business
establishment: move from prominent
oornera on Washington and Morrison
streets to make room for cigar stores
that could pay larger rents. . 1 can count
four grocery stores, -three drug stores,
three dry goods stores end other busi
ness places that I have seen seeking
cheaper quarters, drlven-beforejtho ex
orbitant rents, raised because a - cigar
atora had offered a largo Increase. Why
la It that these cigar stores can corn-
nets and win over any other business
ex oepT lh i toon buelneasT Any rmst
nese man will explain it to you. n is
because of the machine which collects
a nickel In Its slot. , ; .
, Wtat taa Attraction Is.
"But that does not seem to explain
the vast expenditures for tobacco. No,
the law of supply and demand for to-
(Contlnued on Page Twa)
IN POSTAL RECEIPTS
Postal reeelpta for Portland
for November show an Increase . d
dj of 10 V per cent over- the re.
d eelpte for November. 10S. The
e sales amounted to S4S,(lt 27, a e
d gsln over November,. 10S. of . 4
$7,781.41. While the sales were w
not so large aa In October, when 4
e they touled I47.05t.es. the per- e
-centage gain ie greater. The In- '
erease of ' October, 1J0. over
October, 10J. was 14.T per cent e
. The Increase la regarded aa re- w
d i markable by Poetmaater Mlnto, , w
d aa November la usually a poor d
" month for -stsmp. sales. Why d
this -Is true no one seems to know w
d and the only way tbe officials
d ' account for (It la because people d
4 art aavlng up for the holiday aw. w
e ' - ' . -e
t ill ' t
Jonathan Bourne, Jr who wag re
' ceived by the President Today. 1
ION AHD WORKS
Oregon's. Senator Prospective In
; ' troduced to the President and
j Honored by Future Colleagues
Remains to Take Notes and
Do Work for State.
j - Joornal Special Service. ) -.
Washington. Dec J. Prospective
Senator Bourne, of Oregon, waa Intro
duced thfs morning by Senator 'Fulton
to President Roosevelt, who received
both cordially,' recalling Instantly that
Mr. Bourne bad attended Harvard aev
eral 'yeare before his. own graduation.
Later, - through the courtesy of Senator
Bpooner. of tha committee on -rules.
ir.- Bourne -was- given the privilege, pf
the eenttte floor and at landed Xha open
ing session, where he met a large "num
ber of senators through Introduction by
Senators, Fultoa. andL Cearin.. J.b.e latta
reaching' - Washington . today. Bourne
will assist the" Oregon delegation In ef
fort a to obtain adequate appropriations
for Oregon Interests and will attend the
rUaia and harbors convention next
week. - -' .. : ,--r ,. .i,
"Solidarity" la the watchword from
the two states of the north Pacific
coast. Ttiil only la the uiuuilse vl liar--mony
high, aa to the Oregon delegation
In congress, but the representatives of
Washington offer close co-operation for
achieving.- results ..for thajtwo states
without discrimination, on the theory
that, thy being one economically, what
helps one helpa both.
Jonathan Bourne, aenator prospective,
tlmughhe.wlllnot for a long time be
senator In fact 1111 remsln here
through' the winter months to familiar
Isn himself with conditions, form ac
quaintances and establish relations. He
will naturally be in position to exercise
great Influence In legislation affecting
his own state and his unofficial advo
cacy will be Insistent In all proper ways
It may be exercised. ,
Senators Kulton and Oearln are tak
ing pains to. In a manner. Install Mr.
Bourne Into his newphtee-by antlrlpi
tlon. The call at the-white house to
day was the first of a long series of In
troductions. The utmost harmony pre
vails among this senatorial trio, their
theme being 'Tor Oregon and the north
west'. - Representative Jones, of Washington,;
arrived yesterday and will at once enter
the business of the rlvera and harbors
MODERN CHRISTMAS DISCUSSED
BY PREACHERS OF PORTLAND
Chlongo has again come to the front
but thla time ft Is not Chicago univer
sity that speaks. Rev. Melbourne P.
Boynton of the I-eNlneton Avenue Bap
tist church In hie sermon yesterday de
nounced the present-day Christmas a a
reverstotr to paganism-. Chrhtfa firs
act, should ne return to earth, would
be to abolish the holiday Christmas, Dr.
JldynTon scUVMr It hss beiome merely
a burden, entailing weary hours or ex
tra work for the business world In sup
plying the Increased demands of the
season, and causing constraint In many
peopla who cannot discharge their ob
ligations of previous years. The day Is
no longer a religious festival; the guts
htve no real meaning or significance of
the occasion; the season is merely one
of commercialism and cannot be com
pared to Thanksgiving day as a re
ligious day. .-. t
Protests against the present methods
of Christmas celebration are not entire
'y a new thing and the ministers of the
city have touclrf'a upon the-subject in
public and thought over It In. private.
As a. rule they agree wlfh Dr. Boynton
concerning the paganiam of the day and
thnlk there ehould be a reform of feet
nig though not aa abolishment of ake
Rev. A, E. Bernays. chaplain of the
Seamen's Institute, said that the matter
really calls for comment these daye be
cause of the- -absewoeot-the original
Christmas idea. . r-
"I d-i not uphold abolishing Christmas
altogether," he said, "and I don't think
that la what Dr. Boynton meant. But
be wants a return to the original idea
of Christ. This folly about Banta Clans
should be done away with. In reality
Saint Nicholas' day comes aeveral daye
before Christmas, about : December
12, I third, but Banta Clans Is now the
prominent figure of the Christmas sea
son and ' le used merely to exploit
the toje and other Christmas wares.
3, 1908. FOURTEEN PAGES. V-
F U BBS BBS ' l B SMI
Eastern Oregon Is Suf
feringWants T. C.
Taylor Put on Rail
Kastcrn Oregon Is in . the tails of a
fuel famine owing to a car or motive
power shortage on the O. R. N., and
people .are experiencing severe prlva
tlona in many Instances in Pendleton as
a result of toe failure of the railroad
to deliver eoal f rom-the eaaturn mlnaa
or to haul wood from the mountains to
supply the demand in the city.
Judge Stephen A. Lowell of -Pendleton,
who Is here to attend the meeting of the
Irrigation committee at the- board of
trade tomorrow night, discusses the
fuel situation in his home city and tells
of the effect It will have on railroad
legislation at tbe coming aeaalon. In
cidentally he says that the Umatilla
county delegation la heartily In favor of
the railroad commission . bill . ptatposed
by the Portland chamber of commerce;
that the county will Vote for the crea
tion of a railroad commission and ask
for railroad regulation at -the hands of
ths commission once. It Is created and
appointed by the governor. So confi
dent are the people of that eounty that
the proposed . bill, or one practically
aim liar, will pass that they have already
picked upon T. O. Taylor, ex-senator
from Umatilla and one of the leading
hardware merchants of the .county, as
tha eastern Oregon member of the com
mission. The feeling exists -In eastern
Oregon that that district should be 'en
titled to one member of the commis
sion, the other two being conceded to
the western part of tha state, .
' ' Telia of Oar ghortagw. '
After-discusslng the topic which.. waa
I the immediate cause of hs yiett to
Portland at thla time. Judge Lowell
turned from the Question of Irrigation
and to that of railroads.
-"Trha"af shSrCa ge"1n I
ge in Umatnia Is not
affecting the general business Interests
to the extent tbat It is In other parts
of tbe . state perhaps," said the judge,
"but It Is Interrupting the wheat ship
pers and -making Itself especially felt
In the fuel shoTt age, which is becoming
serious tn Pendleton. - The fuel dealers
of the city say that they cannot get
care -t haul the wood they have In the
mountains tti the rnHTKei oTThe city,
and no coal la being brought In to the
city except in email quantities now and
then. Aa a result the aituatlon la seri
ous. - '
difficulty away in different manners. It
is said that the coal land troubles in
Utah are 'responsible; ' that there
le na coal and other things, but perhaps
one ofthe ehlef reasons 4e that the
railroads have not the motive power to
haul their care If they had them loaded
with coal. This seems to be the story
told by tbe .chief officials., to their J
friends as the real reason for theshort-
age. .- , . . "'''!
Basalt of Conditions.
"The result of the famine in fuel
and the car shortage," continued the
speaker, "will be that the legislature
such Inconvenience tn the future. It
la a general feeling over the state that
some legislation should be enacted. I
have been In different parte of the state
and the feeling is made -manifest at
each place. I do not think there is an
doubt about the passage' of the bill for
a commission, and in thla connection I
(Continued on Page Eleven.)
We are losing sight of the meaning of
the day' and the reason for giving, and
Chrtstmss haa become merely a general
holiday, which la a good thing in Itself
but not a celebration of Christ's birth.
I think most people ;"are a greed6n" this
and I often heard our old Bishop Morris
speak .of t. He did not ask for any
a.bollshmefjrtbtt. AreUtroeXUha, good
fellowship. To me the day seems akin
to Sunday; It is one of the Lord a days.
Take," for Instance. Decoration day.
which la a general holiday. How long
would Its meaning be remembered it
we ceased decorating the gravee?
Dig area la the Old Country .
"In tho old country I think there Is
more of the old Idea than here and es
pecially among the Hermans, but even
there 49e festive side is creeping In to
the dlHcomflture of the sacred. We try
to . emphasize . the religious side of It
here with services snd. as most of our
sailors come from tbe old Country, we
find them with the old-fashioned ideas.
The festive side Is beautiful, but It
ehould be hallowed."
-"I agree with Dr. Boynton In-the
main." said Dr. Clarence True Wilson,
"for we do put an exaggerated empha
sis on the Christmas present element.
The tmphasla that the Sunday echoola
and the day schools alike-put on It
would lead any heathen coming here to
think that Christmas was ths advent
of Santa TJlaus, not the advent of
Christ. It would be better to have no
celebration of Christmas than the kind
we are coming to have."
Dr. E. B. Muckley of the First Chris
tian church suggeete ' alternate seasons
of giving and receiving to train tbe
child aright. He said: '
"Dr. Boynton la largely correct In Ms
characterisation of the Christmas sea
son. There Is very much thst does not
.(Continued oa Page rive
Speaker : Cannon, who called the
House to order. "
W. C. BRISTOL
Portland Lawyer. Nominated by
Mr. Roosevelt for United States
District Attorney for Oregon,
but Will Be Opposed by Sen
V (Journal Special gervtee.)
--- Washington, D. C Dec. President
Roosevelt today sent the name of
William C. Bristol to the senate sb hla
appointee for the , office of United
States attorney for the district of Ore
earn. ' .
District Attorney Bristol had received
no word at noon today of hla name bar
ing gone before the United States, een
ate for confirmation upon the presl-
dent s recommendation. When he waa
Informed by the Journal that hie name
had been sent In. however, he greeted
, U.as Jigaod .aawn but '.had- so -ether
statement to make.- -. -"
When asked If he wished to say any
thing in regard te the promised hostil
ity of 8naur Kulton, he anawered that
at this timet he did not wish to discuss
the matter for publication.
ft la 1 eapeuted in Portland that-MrJ.
Bristol -will not-receive-the confirma
tion of the. senate, provided ..Senator
Fulton carries -out his threat andop
poses It. Tis a custom b7Ee"aenate
not to confirm an appointment made
a gainst the wishes of a sens tor from
the state where the sppointee Is ' to
brid of fire... ... " . v
It Is thought, tbereforeTif Senator
Fulton should stand by the statement
he made before leaving for -Washington
thst be would never allow the nomine
tlon of Mr. Bristol to go unprotested.
tbat-ths annata-wlll-jefuae to confirm
and that Mr. Bristol will remsln In the
same condition 1i he is at present. If
the nomination ie protested and no con
firmation Is had Mr. Bristol will con
tinue to hold office until the end of the
session. When that time cornea Prest-
dent Rooseveltwttl, 1t is- xpeeted, -ap
point him ss n recess appointee and he
will hold office until the .next congress
can have a hand In the matter.
RUEF AND SCHMITZ .
SAY NOT GUILTY
(Journal Special Barries.) .
San Francisco, Iec. J Abe Ruef and
Mayor Schmlts were called to answer
to Indictments In the French restaurant
case in Judge Dunne's court this morn
ing. 8. M. Shortrldge and Henry Ach
appeared as counsel for the Indicted
boss end the mayor.
They plraded - not ' guilty to the
chargee of extortion aa specified In the
Indictments. .At the office of the dis
trict attorney It la slated that every
thing Is In readiness to begin the trials
on all the - Indictments found by the
grand Jury to date. ,
Portland for the week ending with
'. .;' . -. Journal,
. , : ' Inches..
Local Display .......... '..4,327
Foreign .. ........ 853
Classified .. .....1,380
Display Real Estate . ... ... 337
Readers .. ......... .'. . . . . 44 -
Local Display ....... .....1,958
Classified . . .......
Display Real Estate
Total for week, i
The Journal leads the newspaper procession in Portland and Oregon;
the advertisers ae well as the people of the Oregon country show their
preference for It. both as a mndluin of business ftublU'Hy and a purveyor
. jibeew.,, ; . -z ...
For the week closing Bunrtny, December 1. The 'Journal carried II
inches of advertising more than the Oregonian, and A lncle more fhan
ite evening-, edition. , '
The Increased faellltlee 'that will be given Ths Journal hv the nw
140.000 Hoe prvsa. now In course Of eonstractlon. and the s! "i"n tn its
present news resonrces Of the dsy "leased wire" ln-t f . Tors via
-WsHhlngton and Chlrago, guarantee a still greater "f '-' n--paper
tfh"" vn he H has already enJoye1, sn.l i ' y ' '
greateriartherenes tn the cause of the people, while ii" - Th Jiurtii
strength and determination to serve the pub!!? interest nn-1 it;" i a f
TAX DA, ' FITS CUTS
That Burglar Did
Really Write to In
Absolute, - Incontrovertible - evidanoe,
which establishes beyond a doubt that -the
letter signed "Lone Pete," reoeived
by Captain of Detectives Bruin a few
daye subsequent to the burglary f the
handsome Seeley residence, 714 Davie
etroot, on he-night-of October. lWwaa
not a hoax, but waa written by the
housebreaker responsible for the ertme,
waa furnished to the police this morn
ing by Roy Seeley. .
From the Information Supplied by Mr.
Seeley as to the articles stolen from
his home during the absence of himself
and family In Pittsburg. Pennsylvania, ,
It waa an utter impossibility for any
one except the burglar te have known
what valuables "had been carried away
This, coupled with the . fact that the
handwriting of the letter and tha algn
ture "Lons Pete" on the back of a re
ceipt bill found fastened In the top
drawer of a silver chest In tha Seeley
home, are identical, effectually dispels "
any. doubt that may have been enter
tained by the police as to the authen
ticity of the missive to Captain Bruin.
. story of tha Crime. ... .'i.,.'...
Some time during the day en Onto-
ber it,' during the absence of tbe fam
ily on a pleaaure trip In the east), a
thief effected an entrance to tbe home
of Roy Seeley at 714 Davis street by
cutting out a panel of the kltohen door
and turning the key In the lock. The
crook then made a systematic search
of the promisee and tn a hunt for
booty- turned everything In the house -topsy
tnryy. The" crime waa discov
ered the following morning, and De-
tectlvea Jones and Tlchenor detailed on
the ease. .
- Tbe detectives repaired te the house
to make an investigation, but upon ex-
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Explains Negotiations That Have
Resulted In Charges of Crimi
nal Conspiracy Against Harrl
marr, Pittock and Others Con
nected With the Deal. .
A communication front If. Merrills
Walker of New York, agent for London,
financiers barking the original Portland,
Nehalera tt Tillamook railroad project.
charging H. L. Pittock, E. IL Harrtmaa
and others with criminal conspiracy.
was printed In The Journal of bust Sat
urday. This has called forth a. latter
from K. E. Lytle, president of the Fn-
olflo Railway A Navigation, company.
The point at Isaue as to whether aat
In what manner H. L. Pittock and hla
associates In the Portland. Nehalera Jk
Tillamook railway directory aold eat
the road to K. IL Harriman la not dis
cussed with directness by Mr. Lyttev
who confines himself to a statement of '
(Continued on Page Two.)
Ending Dee. 2
recordf the three daily papera at
Sunday, December 1:
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