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' TUB OREQOI DAILY JOURNALS PORTLAND. MONDAY EVENING, MARCH 25. 1307.
IN BITTER WAR
A PITIFUL SIGHT
TO LEAVE WOODS
Northern Lines Propose to Make
- It More Than , Hot for
- Lumber Shippers. u :
Son of Dollar Bili St. Clair Is
. . . Sought -by the Police
for Crime. . ;.. ' . '
Mrs. Ordway Comes Back
. Mrs. Dow-Currier, Assist
, ; , ant on Oregon. , v".
State Board of Health Will Rs
- quire Railroads to Clean ,
" Cars Thoroughly. -
Deputy District Attorney Moter
Takes Lawyer to Task for , -.
7 His Statements k
Watt Point Craduats, Son of
I Nsw York Millionaire, Found t
Wandering on Street.
Voters Awaitnig , Further , An
" nouncements Before They,;
7 Register for Election.
. .'. ' : .
Voters whe have changed their resi
AGED FATHER APPEARS
WITH BOY IN COlfRT
Drug Habit; Bmlt of Injections
' ' drew Edward -Martin, Oregon
'; , University Student, While Suffer.
lug From Malaria in Cuban War.
- A graduate fro West Point to the
Class of 'it. son of a millionaire, form
erly a lieutenant In the artillery oorpa
T-n- Rtatm irmr. active participant
... n the Cuban cam palm, at one time .ojj
. . the ataff of uni- thv-iwi
iJor.utjraaarJnaBca sxpertat. the
Bandy Hook teetlng grounda, at present
atudent In the department of the Unl
' "varsity of Oregon, yet ' withal a eon
N firmed slave of tha-morphlne habit, la
the pathetic and highly Interesting
atory of Edward H. Martin, who waa
taken Into - cuatody by Patrolman
Lelseyeerly ' yeaterday morning at
Sixteenth and Davie street , , ; .
Waa Wanderfac am tree. .... .
Martin waa found acting In a sus-
nnMr &t tne location men
tioned and owing to hla Inability to
- giro a satisfactory account of hlmseir
waa p la cod under arrest, In the police
court thla morning Martin pera and
Rev. Father McDevltt were on band
to Intercede for the fallen man. The
former army officer waa brought -be-for
Judge Cameron and presented a
pitiable apeetacle. ' '" - , ' .
. Gaunt, hollow-eyed and emaciated
from exoesaive use of the deadly drug,
Martin stood trembling before the court.
Although, a nerroua wreck, Martina
military training asaerted Iteelf at
times and with squared shoulders, heels
together and head to the front the eol-
dler In tha man became evident
Judge Cameron, after a consultation
with Father McDevltt and .the alder
Martin, determined to give tha young
man a chance. To that end, a stipula
tion was prepared, "which Martin signed.
The agreement provides that In- tha
event that he Is ever brought before
the polloe tribunal again the extreme
penalty of 19 days on the rockpllo will
be meted out to htm.
Hugh Marttn. the father. Is a wealthy
'. real estate dealer of New Tork and re
. sides at 627 East 149th street In that
city. Deslroua of ascertaining how bis ,
son waa prospering In the west, Marttn
' senior came to tha coast a few daya
ago, only to find that a change of
climate and scenery failed to break ale
son of his terrible vice. Upon hearing
of the arrest of his boy yesterday the
,' broken-hearted old man visited Chief
'. Gritsmacher to secure advice aa to what
action to take. The chief advised con
4 ftnement at Kelly Butte as a core but
. apparently Martin waa averse to having
child Incarcerated with tha crimi
nals confined there, . -
To . a Journal representative this
morning the New Torker stated that his
son contracted the morphine habit while
In Cuba during the Bpantsb-Amerle .n
war. Stricken with malaria, one of the
'army surgeons prescribed a compound
' containing morphine for tha young offl
cer. and as this mixture was the only
.'. thing that gave him relief Martin was
; soon a slave to the drug.
After the war young Martin waa on
the ataff of General Mertitt and waa
aaalgned for duty at Sandy Hook. He
' is an expert mathematician and waa
; one of the offlcera in charge of testing
high-power guns. He became Involved
1n some difficulty with . Major-Oeneral
' Oorbm and was ordered court-martialed.
.' Before the trial, however, Martin ten-
.i., tiia resignation, which waa ac
cepted by the offlclala r ' .
The young man's .wife resides . with
I hint hare. .... ' - . . - : ' ;' ! '.
HOOSE HIS ESCAPE ; '
FROH HUGH FOES
Charles Vandell Commits Sui-
, clde in County Jail and Mike
' ; . Johnson Cuts His Throat.
1 laboring under tha delusion that hs
Waa being purauea ny anemwe -"
wished to rob him tt hla money, Charles
Vandell hanged himself some time ear y
. -- noniini at the county JalL
Within a few hours of tha time Vandell
hanged himself. Mike Johnson, a county
charge, committed autclde at the county
poor farm by cutting his throat
v vandell waa brought to tha county
latl Ust Friday and was examined as to
' hla sanity. It was tha Intention of the
county to aend him to Salem, where he
would be placed In the atate asylum.
Jailer Mitchell la firm In tha belief
that had a night watchman been al
lotted to the Jail, Vandell would be alive
"today. Mitchell aald that ha got up
from hla bed at midnight and went to
Vandelfa cell, where he found the man
crying. After qulatlng htm. Mitchell
Induced him to lie down and go to
sleep. Sunday morning his body was
found suspended from above , hla cell
'VandeU possessed about $100 and left
a' sister In Finland, Coroner Flnley
notified the alster of her brother's
"johnson, who committed . suicide at
tha -county farm, was a consumptive
and ad but a few daya to live. Rather
than linger In pain ha secured a rasor
,and slashed bis throat ao that he bled
'to death. ' " v
Vandell was about II years of age
; and .Johnoon II. j '. .
STEUNENBERG CASE AT' '
BOISE EARLY IN MAY
Jeeraal Bpeelal aer,). a
Caldwell. Ida, March .!. a
Judge Fremont Wood this morn- ,
Ing overruled tha motion for a )
change of venue In the ease .of . )
Mover, Haywood and Pettlbone, a
but gave tha dofense Its option s
of having the trial at Boiee or
Caldwell. .- Tha defense an- ' d
nounced a preference for Boise.
The trial will be had soon after
May I.. ; '-. ,,.'
Fnnrrat of rrarl Tapfrr.
Funeral services over tha body of
I'ntela Tapfer will s held at Flnleys
ciapel tomorrow at 1 p. m. Friends
' ere Invited to attend. The Interment
will be at Greenwood cemetery.
dence or who are entitled to vote for
the first time since the last election are
alow In registering their names and
residences with County Clerk Fields, for
only It new voters have registered and
bur tit ehanree of residence have been
noted on the hooka. '
- Of the new voters. 111 are Republicans
and II Democrats. - While thla la an un
usual showing It Is not considered sig
nificant at - this time because of tha
small number of men who have regis
tered. The expectation among tha court
house attaches la that the voters will
wait ns -the taxpayers did last month,
and not register until the laat few days,
when a rush will occur that will swamp
tha office. a
Many voters have come to the court-
house in the past few days, stood around
for e ehort time and thtn arrived at tnT:
conclusion tbst they -would wait until
near the eloaa of the registration period
In order to find out who tha candidates
will be. Tha reason assigned for this
action on tha part of tha voters Is that
many of them have friends In both par
ties who are likely to be candidates.
In order fb vote for their friend's nomi
nation at the primaries, they must bo
registered as belonging the same party
aa the candidate. They are said to do
thla whether they Intend to vote for
their friend at tha election or not
Tha books are open only for voters
at tha coining city election. Inasmuch
as part of precinct 87 has been taken
Into tha city llmlta since tha last regis
tration, tha voters residing In that part
of precinct 17 which has been taken in.
will vote In precincts It, St. IS. Notions
have been sent to all tha voters in the
section affected and they will have to
regiater anew at this time or lose their
vote. , . , ; j -
STRIKE SITUATI07I IS -BECOMING
-''"? "- " .
Thirty-Seven Thousand Firemen
. and Engineers Make New J
" Demands for Wages. m
Chicago; March It. Tha railroad situ
ation Is more acuta today. New de
mands for Increased wagea and reduced
hours have been made by the 17,000
firemen ana engineers who were form
erly firemen. Grand Master Harahan la
holding a conference with the managers, ,
who are also considering the conduct
ors' and railway trainmen's grievances.
Tne railroad men sum up the situation
aa tha last straw, .They say tha legis
lation regulating freight and reducing
fares, together with . advanced rates of
Interest and tha alumplng of stocks are
all detrimental and the roads will be
hampered to the extent of Imperiling the
country's prosperity,, i - a t
It Is of flclslly announced that with
half of the vote counted tha trainmen
favor standing by the demands of the
railroad firemen and englneera for a II
per cent Increase In wages and shorter
The railroad s declare they will '
it them, . The next atep is a do-1
not grant them. - The next step
elston by either side, or the strtks com
mlttea here has . full power to call a
strike. Another vote will be taken
before tha order Is given to Involve
other unions. - Ths managers' committee
will confer again Tuesday. .
. '. aaMvMasMBiaasHBBasBeaaaa t ' - a T
r. M. C. A. Solicitors Report Fine
.7 Progress Jn tho Campaign at ', :
vv "... Noon, Today. ',
In two hours this morning ths
"Everybody . Gives", committees se
cured for the T. M. C. A. building fund
a total of I2.2S1. This announcement
was made at the noon luncheon given
the workers st the T. M. C A. gym
naalum, and makes a total reported to
noon today of about f If, 000 that has
been aubscrlbed within the few hours
the campaign has been under way.
The committees are today working
In ths territory between -Stark and
Alder streets, from the river on the
west slds to Twenty-third street.
The largest amount seen red by the
committees this morning was 1304.60,
secured by committee No. I. and second
earns committee No. 4, with a total
That the entire ttO.OOO will be raised
and raised easily before tha end 6f thtr
week is considered certain, not only by
the executive committee but by every
man of tha 100 who ta discovering how
the citizens of tha city are taking hold
of thla campaign.
POLICE STEP ON
THEIR OWN TOES
Took Eight of Tbem to Arrest B07
and Then Fall to Sustain V
" Charge la Court.
Harry Coleman, an 11-year-old youth,
employed by the Western Union Tele
graph company, was arrested at 11:10
o'clock last night by ' Detectives Kay
and Klenlln and a' posse of sin patrol
men, on a charge of resisting aa officer
and drunkenness, after an ' exciting
chase across the housetops at Fourth
and Washington streets.
In the police court this morning there
was no svtdence to substantiate the
charges preferred against ths defend
ant and be waa released from custody.
Detective Klenlln, whom tha youth
struck In the face, swore to a complaint
on an assault and battery charge.
Coleman and another lad became en
gaged In an altercation over which
should escort a young girl to her home.
Kay and Klenlln appeared on the scene
and tha latter attempted to separate the
warring 'youths. Klenlln received a
shortarm jolt on tha Jaw from Coleman.
Detective Kay rushed In and struck
Coleman on tha head with the butt end
of a revolver. .
Coleman then took to his heels and
ran Into the building In the rear of the
telegraph office on Stark street Tha
two officers, reinforced by six patrol
men, took up the chase and Coleman
in an attempt to avoid capture Jumped
through a skylight and was stunned,
("peelal Diapatrb ta Tke leeraaL)
Seattle. Wash March II. That lum
bermen who urged ths legislature to
pass a law enabling tha railroad com
mission to deliver cars when ordered by
shippers and providing for tha collection
of tl per day demurrage on" cars not
delivered after six days notion, will
be begging for a special session of ths
legislature to 'repeal tha demurrage act
la tha prediction of high railroad offi
cials Who were present at tha executive
conference In Seattle Saturday.
That conference was tha most mo
mentous that has been held by railroad
dignitaries In Seattle for many daya
It was called ostensibly to consider the
new rules promulgated by the railroad
business of the state. The reciprocal
demurrage act that new law which tha
umbf ., manufacturers and Abingle-
makers of the atate hope to see grow
Into a club mightier than tha big stick
st Washington, waa hold up for the con
templation of the heads of tha legal
and trafflo departments -of the Great
Northern. Northern Pacific and Harri
man systems. . ,
rtfty e Cent Balsa la Kails.
That tha word "war" waa menUoned
la not denied. Tha. the war will be In
ths ahapa of vigorous and far-reaching
reprisals against tha lumbermen who
framed tha offensive bill la admitted.
Guarded though tha men who attended
that conference are. It Is known posi
tively that acting with tha knowledge
and tacit approval of James J. Hill.
president of tha Great Northern ana tne
controlling factor in ths Northern Pa
cific the legal department of the North
ern Paclflo on tha west and urged that
the rata on lumber from tha sound to
Minneapolis and St Paul be raised to
a point where tha earnings would take
care of any possible expense the-rail
roads would be put . -o becauae of ua
operations of tha demurrage measure.
. The fla-ura waa put at (0 cents, as
against tha prevailing rata of 40 cental
per hundred. I
tl.la admitted tnat ir tnis rata goes
Into effect It will be attacked as extor
tionate by the lumbermen before - tha
Interstate commerce commission.
Lesson Taught by Railroad Agi
tation That Public Should
Not Yield Authority.
. . (Journal gneet! genlee.
Chicago, March 26 W illiam J. Bryan,
speaking here today on railroad agita
"Tha only political lesson taught by
tha present agitation toward federal
regulation la that tha publle should not
give local authority over to railroads
l th request of managera who don't
want to be regulated at alL
"We should preserve the dual character
of our government congress regulating
interstate buainesa and allowing states
tha regulation of their Internal matters
such as transportation ana so rortn.
"The fact that railroad mansgers wish
to rid themselves of state authority and
substitute congressional authority Is
only another proof that tha farther re
moved la a legislature from, the people.
tha less responsible It Is to ths people.
Ths railroad managera prefer to deal
with one legislative body rather than
with forty-five of them.'
. Bryan doea not think that tha federal
control outlined by Rockefeller. Harri-
man. and others Is In keeping with his
speech at Madison Square last fall. . He
"The ultimate result of tha railroad
situation will necessarily be government
ownership." Bryan would not discuss
Roosevelt's attitude In favoring tha con
trol of all tha roads under a new rats
law. ' Bryan's position has taken by
surprise the railroad men and is a
bombshell to their desires.
BRING OUT CROWDS
- - -:- y '
In spite of the nn-Kmster weather the
dresg salons of Olds, Wortman King's
store have been visited by many eager
fashion-watchers today. A peep at the
beautiful windows outside has been
enough to draw them In for never has
the store srranged prettier show win
dows. Imported gowns representing the
new shades of russet brown end sulphur
greens are the handsomest showings of
tha spring season and elaborate hata to
match are dreams of loveliness.
. In street suits there has never been
such a season for stripes and checks.
They are made up more elaborately than
before, comtmlng straight with bias or
borlxontal stripes. Silk ' combination
suits are extremely good with silk coats
and woll skirts showing the same color
In atrlpe. plaid or check. Silk coata will
be used much again, also in stripes and
checks. Tha eton Jacket Is tha best
thing but the cutaway Is ths latest and
haa gained much popularity. The bos
coat Is still good. Sleeves ere elabor
ate and lean toward tha Gibson style
to give the broad shoulder effect Tha
new kimono sleeve Is popular In coata
Waists snd evening dresses are stead
ily growing more elaborate with' an
abundance of hand embroidery. .
' Hats, too, show a tendency to become
more elaborate. Real ostrich tlpa In
more than one shade are popular and
load down tha pattern hats.. Quantities
of roses sre used again. Many hata ere
made of rrftl lacs snd some of mollne in
many thicknesses. , But ths braids, the
mllam, the horsehair and leghorn are
the thing. The hats are large and made
mostly In the drooplnit styles. There
are many quaint - shapes that show a
tendency to revive the old-fashioned,
picturesque bonnet-hat made with lots
of ribbon and flowers. ,
, PENNSYLVANIA ROAD
(Jonrsal Spertat Berries.)
Trenton. N. J., March 16. Judgment
for 11.114,741 was recorded in tha
supreme court today sgalnst the Penn
sylvania road, for falling to obey ths
order of tha chief Justice to pay one
half of one per cent of the main stem
tax iiinder the Perkins lnw. This In
cludes ths ysarly tax. with Interest and
Belle Murray, a young negroes, was
tahki ,-t. in ths neck at an earlv
hour this morning by Robert St. -Clair,
better known as "Half Dollar," and the
son of "Dollar Bill" St Clair, a well
keowa colored real estate dealer. The
cutting affray occurred In Jackson's
restaurant, winirxna rswew
soon after I a. m.. and St Clair Is now
K.i .niKki H the nolloa. The woman
lies at the Good Samaritan hospital
suffering from two serious wounue w
ths neck, but she la expected to recover,
luinim ia , mimKi aa the motive
for the crime. 'The woman In tha case
entered Jackson's ' restaurant about t
o'clock thla morning . and waa later
Joined by an unknown colored man,
Soon afterward St Clair entered ths
nlaoe and demanded to have a private
conversation with tha girl? A quarrel
enaued between them and upon the re
turn of the -reetaurant- proprietor from
tha kitchen, ths Murray woman de
manded that St. Clair be ejected. , -j
Jackson refused to interiors mua
while he went Into an adjoining room,
St Clair suddenly drew a knife, and
holding tha woman by tha throat Jabbed
the knife twice Into her neck. She
struggled desperately to. free herself
from ths grasp of tha murderous negro.
and Jackson, hearing tha commotion.
rushed to . her assistance. Seising a
bottle of catsup, he struck St Clair on
tha head, causing the latter to release
his hold on his victim. - -
After tha crime, Ht ciatr ran iron
, w a., -. Ojwvind and Couch
VII V MM. V- -
streets encountered Patrolmen Tenant
4 rinn Tha enectacla of a matt
running hatleas through the atreeta at
auoh an hour and oieeaing premnu
from a cut on the head, caused the of-
flnn In nail linon 8L Clair tO halt
Tha young negro paid . no heed to tha
command, whereupon Tenant fired
three ahota at him without effect Tha
fleeing man dodged Into a nearby build
ing, and made hla escape.
Captain Bailey was notinea ai ponce
headquartera and dispatched several
patrolmen to assist in' the search.
Patrolmen Oustsfson . and Phillips In
crossing the Burnsido Driage were no
tified that St. Clair had paased over the
river a few minutes before apparently
headed for hla home at 141 Tillamook
street Ths police found upon Investl
hia that tha lrnlfa wtelder had not
been near the residence, and they later
ascertained from tne anver 01 a ower?
wagon that 8t Clair had been seen near
the east end or tne xiurnsiae orioe-. .
After the cutting, tne injuria woman
...nai tha flood Samaritan
hospital In tha patrol wagon and la re-
.taut ha raatlna- easily. Dr. Zieg-
ler states that no Important blood ves
sel waa eeverecK una - iw
ahances for recovery are excellent Sev
eral detectlvaa have een detailed on
the case, but up to noon no clue had
been secured 01 inn aiyuun .
Clair. ... ,. ' "
MAKES SLAVICH STOP
Defendant : In Divorce . Case
t Wants to Keep on Talking to
Court and Jury. ! v ;
1 Charges' and counter charges aa to the
personal reputation of the parties con
cerned were made In the divorce ault
3i ..-.. s. train at JsfTT fi.&YiCfl
whleh'waa placed on trial in the state
circuit court oeiora juug" :
u.a niavich testified " this m6mlng
that Slavlch has abused Tier cruelly and
Inhumanely sines the birth of their 10-year-old
daughter', that ha has mla-
child was but three weeka old. held her
up by the heels snd heat her acroae the
back wun a ciuin. "
... ... ... 1i ilka a slave.
Ilea ni n T. ...i-a.
Slavlch accused Mrs. Slavlch of being
Insane: told ner Droinvre i"j
trying t take his wlfs and child away
front Mm; that they wanted his money;
tbst Mrs. Welsh was trying to gst his
-a. a.hii . 1 . from him and
W1IV IIla I""- -, .
Anally wound up. as the last person was
leaving tne courtroom. "7 ' , .
. ... wiiii.m CI. Hale of
trying to take bla wife and child away
from him. - . -- '. --
PENINSULA WANTS V " '
. MORE REPRESENTATION
in'oirder"to "lecurs additional "repre-
I, tha eltv eonnciL to Which
the voters of the peninsula believe they
are entitled, tne noua rmirasiTo ""
tonight endeavor to cnoose a ommgnr
m iw.a at larva who will re-
lor suuiiviiui-ii - m
celvs the suppftrt and Indorsement of
the entire pemnsuin in xne pnimnm. ,
Councilman Vaughn now represents
the ward which Includes the peninsula
but ths residents of that part of the
.11. av.iw .hat thav have a-rawn to that
extent where they need mora represen
tation. At the regular meeting tonight
the club will also complete tne organisa
tion of a volunteer fire department for
ths piedmont nistnct.
COOS BAY-AGENT TO '
GO AFTER NORWEGIANS
Bfllem. March II. Captain O. Hal'
lessadh of the Salvation Army, at one
time in charge of tha local post, left
today for Portland. He is now sta
tioned at Mershfleld, Coos county, snd
Is optimistic as to ths future develop
ment of that country. . It is understood
ha Is to be engaged by tha MarahHeld
board of trnds to take a trip to Nor
way and place the Immense resources
of the Coos bay section before his coun
trymen In sn attractive manner so ss
to urge immigration westwara.
DAMAGE IN CALIFORNIA
FLOOD IS TEN MILLIONS
(Joeraal Rpeetal gervtea.) . 4
Stockton, Cat... March 21.- .
Flood conditions are steadily'
Improving today. Most of the')
-water has run off. Not a .reels, . 4
nation section In this district,-d
with the possible exception of 0
Orand Island, is above water.
No loss of life has resulted from
ths second flood. Sines Satur-
day the property loss In the San
Joaquin and Sacramento valleys
Is conservatively estimated at a
1 " ' '"':'
Ths difficulties that arose between
Mrs. June McMUlen Ordway and Mra
Ada Dow-Currier In the recent writing!
and ataxia of the nlay.. "Oregon." are.
being tried out before Judge Raid in
the Justice court today. Some sensa
tional .charges snd counter, charges are
made In the suit '
Ada Dow-Currier. brings suit against
Mrs. Ordway for money due her accord
ing to the contract alleged to have been
maria Katwa.n 4 ra OrHwIV and herself
last' summer. Mrs. Dow-Currier was'
engaged by- Mrs. Ordwey to assist In j
writing and preparing for presentation j
ths play which appeared at tha Baker,
In February. Ada uow-t.urr.er ws
represented by Mra 'Ordway as a com
petent person and earns from Ban Fran
nispo for the nuroose above mentioned
at the solicitation of Mrs. Ordway. Thers
are altogether five counts upon wnicn
the suit Is baaed. "
" In tSe - defense-Mra. ---dwaartatea
that the "plalnOff did all things which
she should not have dona and nothing
that she should have dons." ' Shs says
thst Mra Dow-Currier actually cauaed
her' damage that will . amount to at
lenat tS.000. . " '
Mra Ordway alleges that Ada Dow-
Currier advised unnecessary costumes
and scenery "to enrich and favor Intl
mats friends"; that aha ."grafted board
and lodging on a pretense of reading
ths play, waa In fact a household leecn.
Ths defense claims that aU tha work
aha waa to have dona had to be done
by soma ona elaa and at an additional
eoat . " " .
According to ths defence. 'Mra Dow
Currler became "overbearing, dictatorial
and arrogant"; knowing that Mra Ord
way waa of a nervous temperament shs
"Insidiously and threateningly aougnt to
Intimidate and control her" and at one
time Informed Mra Ordway that she
knew how to kill people without fear
of detection: and that shs used such
taottcs as a means of extortion. - .
SEND NO MAIL
Oceanic Steamship Company
Will Withdraw Mail Steam
ers In April.
Jonl Special Service.) v
New Tork. March 25. A special to ths
Sun from Washington aays:
"Owing to tha inability Of the govern
ment to pay a subsidy in ths absence of
specific approprlattona by ths congress,
the Ocean Steamship company haa noti
fied the postmaater-general that on
April a It will withdraw It steamers
w engaged In carrying malls by direct
route, from Ban Francisco ta New .tea
land and Australia.
"Postmasters throughout tha United
States hava. been lnstructsd to deollne
to receive packages sddressed for deliv
ery In the countries named until further
orders, which will -be Issued ss soon aa
other arrangementa can be made for the
transportation of suchmalL Tha au
thorltlea expect that contracts will soon
be made for the carrlareNtf mall to
Australia and New Zealand by stsamers
sailing regularly fronv Vancouver and
by a round about way via Liverpool or
The postal authorities declare" that
until congress authorises a subsidy It
will be .impossible to dispatch mnll by
direct route for long distances across
ths Pacific For some yeara tha Oceanic
Steamsnip company haa had a contract
for transporting malls to Australia and
New Zealand. '
. Under .ne law the government waa
abls to pay no more than. t per out
ward mile for the service- Seventeen
trips a year were made, Australia paid
a subsidy, but this, with the amount
allowed by tha United States, waa not
sufficient to make the enterprise profit
Tha company threatened some time
go that if liberal allowances were not
made It would discontinue the San Francisco-Sydney
route, and hoped the sub
sidy bill would be enacted Into a law.
"When It failed the company made ar
rangementa to go out of tho mall trans
portation business. ,
. Offlclala of ths postofflcs department
say ths Oceanlo Is the only transporta
tion company that haa ever- made a
bid on tha American-Sydney , contracts
under the law of 1891, whlclj llmlta the
expenditure for the carriage of mail on
that route to 12 per outward mile. , It
was supposed when the law waa paased
that tha competition for the contracts
would be active. Tha authorities are
hopeful that a measurs will be passed
at the next session which will make'
possible a direct mall route to Australia
and New Zealand as well as to South
- STRIKE PROBLEM
Favor Formation of . Permanent
"". Board of Arbitration to Settle J
i Piiftcultlea. . ', ' '
Members of the ministerial associa
tion who compose the fraternal delega
tion to tho Trades' onion, discussed the
streetcar strlks and walkout of ths
mlllmen this morning at their regular
meeting. The delegation is compose'!
of Dr. J. Whltcomb Broughcr, Rev. E.
M. Sharp, Dr. Clarence True Wilson,
Rev. . B. . M. Muckley and "Charles H.
Foster of ths Federsted Trades' oounctl.
Definite action by the delegates was
postponed until after the peeoe meet
Ingtng which Is to .be held Wednesday
night. . At that time business men snd
Others will .discuss ths feasibility of
perfecting a permanent board of arbi
tration for the purpose of settling ss
quickly snd satisfactorily aa possible
sny difficulties which arise In the future
between employers and employed. Tbe
ministers ' belonging to the fraternal
organization, believe that such a board
should be appointed, and they will wait
the outcome of tha meeting the middle
of this week. ' - - ,' .-
Asks ta SCavs Oases Advanced. ' ,
' - Joml Snrrlel gurries.)
Washington, Maroh- 16. The de
partment of Justice' hss, asked the su
preme court to sdvance the rases of
those under Jail sentence in connection
with land frauds. -
Ths Oregon stats board of health. In
session this morning at tha office of
Dr. B. C Tenaey. secretary, decided to
proceed Immediately with the enforce
ment of the new statute, requiring rail
way companies to have certain places In
the state where their paaaenger coaches
shall be swept and cleaned. , and alao
providing that no coach shall bs swspt
while containing passengera
Tha board agreed that ona of tha moat
fruitful aouroea of spreading disease,
such aa tuberculoaia. diphtheria, eto
waa thla custom of sweeping railway
coaches while crowded with passengera
Heretofore there haa been no law by
which thla could be controlled, but the
recent legislature gave tha stats board
of health ample power to regulate ths
Ths board alao decided to advocate
tha . general cleaning up of cities and
towna A provision in the pew Quaran
tine law makes it a duty of the board
to enforce a -higher standard of sani
tation In tha smaller cities and towns
of tha atate. -, ;
Tha board took up tha subject of spi
nal meningitis, aa epidemlo of which Is
on at Seattle, and three eaaea bava been
reported In Oregon within the paat
month; one at Umatilla, ona near Sa
lem and ona at Astoria. It was de
cided to enforce a strict quarantine In
all spinal meningitis caaea.
Dr. . C J. Smith . reported that ' two
Children at Umatilla bad recently died
of diphtheria and that practically (he
entire town had been exposed to tha
disease. . Dr. Smith was called In and
Immunised tha to persons that had bean
particularly exposed. - '
The typhoid situation, especially with
reference to -the eastern Oregon towns
that had been flooded aa a result of
tha heavy spring rains, waa discussed,
but Just how to handle this subject was
not determined at thla morning's ses
sion... V '''''
WOMAN TELLS STORY
OF. ASTORIA TRAGEDY
fftpeeUI Dttpste e The Jos real.)
Astoria, Or., March 1. -Coroner Foht
Is Investigating tha shooting affray of
Friday night la which a soldier named
Lewis committed auleida after attempt
ing to kill Mra Robinson, hla compan
ion. From her testimony tt seems ths
pair had been carousing from ona saloon
to another over the city since laat Wed
nesday. She stated ' Lewis would not
let her leave htm, saying ha would kill
her flrat, . They quareled over . ths
possession of a gun owned by Lewis.
She managed to get It from him but
Just before the shooting ha snatched It
from her. Tha husband of tha woman
waa arreated yeaterday for being drunk
and disorderly. He waa rushing around
saying that 1f Lewis bad not oomralttod
suicide hs would have killed him. .
TO ENTHUSE SALEM
, FOR BOOSTING -TOUR
(Special Dispatch to The JoaraaL)
" Salem. Or., Msrch II. President H.
B. Thtelsen of tha board of trade haa
stirred up renewed Interest In tha ex
cursion of business' men to tha Inlsnd
Empire by . appointing tha following
committee to arouse enthusiasm for the
trip: Fred W. Stensloff, E. T. Barnes.
George W. Johnson. H. D. Patton and
John W. Roland. .
. The Itinerary of tha excursionists as
now planned will Include Hood River,
The Dalles. Pendleton, Walla Walla,
Spokane and North TaUma, with re
turn through Seattle, Tacoma and. Port
land. V . . .
From preaent Indications at least tw
Pullman coaches of excursionists . will
boost for Sslem . and absorb Ideas la
civic Improvements. '
CONGRESSIONAL PARTY - "
QUARANTINED AT COLON
., , fleeraal "peHl Barries.) -.
Colon, March tV Speaker Cannon and
the congressional party wera not per
mitted to land here today when they ar
rived, because tha steamer Bleucht-r,
on which they cams, had not been seven
days out from Venezuela, as required
by the quarantine law. The party la on.
board the ahlp 'and will not land until
the provisions of the quarantine against
Venezuela have been compiled with. ,
- H. CPressey, vice-president of the
Lester Piano company, of Lester, Penn
sylvania, is visiting In Portland. Mr.
Preesey ia-making hla -headquartera
while In the city with the Ellsrs Piano
company, who are ths Portland agents
of the Lester-Piano, .
Stats Senator W. T. Scholfleld of As
toria waa a. Portland visitor yesterday,
returning to his home this morning.
F. T. Stensloff, a prominent business
man of Salem, Is transacting business, In
the city and Is at the Imperial.
Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Bagley of Hllla
boro are registered at the Imperial for
short visit In ths city. ...
Walter Lyons of Albany, sdltor of tha
Albany Herald, Is at the Imperial for a
brief visit with business friends In tha
city, 'v ' , . ,.,
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. King of Ontario
wors . guests of ths Oregon yesterday
while en route-to Salem from their east
ern Oregon home. They will now make
their home In Salem permanently sines
ths appointment of Mr. King to ths posi
tion of associate Justice of tha supreme
court. .... ! . ' , .. . - .:. .
STORM AT HARRISBURG
Sheepmen Expect to Loae Many
Lamb Because of Cold Rains.'
(ftneelet Dienafrk ta Tbe JeereeM
Harrlsburg, Or March IS. This geo
tibn wss visited Friday, with a se
vere wind storm, making it difficult and
unpteassnt for those compelled to be
out of door a Friday afternoon tha rain
felt In torrents for soma ttms and con
tinued sines Saturday, although not so
heavy. Sheepmen In thla section are
greatly worried on account of their
lambs, many of whloh they expect to
lose If this weather continue Snow
fell on' the foothills Friday night, th
line being quite low, and the cold In ths
valley waa . cf unseasonabls severity. . .
' More Snow at Ashland.
' iSpeelal Wi'-R te The Jnernei.l '
-ahahland. Or., March 15 The snow
storm was resumed last evening, falling
heavily for several houra It lies three
feet deep st Siskiyou.
A Polk county man sold a yearling I
colt for $74 and a l-jrear-old for 1126. i
NOT CARRIED OUT
Ju&g Sear Sustained County Court
. .- Mid Ordered Lockwood. to Deliver
Certificate Ha Refused and tho
Sheriff Arrested Him.
In answer to interviews given by Mr.
Charles E. Lockwood In recent Issues
of this paper. Deputy District Attorney
Ous C. &tser hss mads ths following ,
statement; ', - ...
.Mr. .Lockwood asssrta in substance
that he la the victim of a political con
spiracy... and that In purauance thereof
he has been deprived of certain "rights."
and, therefore, he refuses . to comply .
with sn order of the county court which .
haa been held by Judge Sears to bs valid
and a proper order. He alao aaaerta ,
that a petition Is pending for tha re- .
moval of Richard Lynch aa admlnlatra
tor of tha Jerry Lynch estate, because '
ha Is a non-resident, end not eompetent '
ta aet aa such administrator. -.
' lyaelt Administrator, :
' Tha facta briefly stated are substan
tlally thsss: ' About six years ago Mr.
Lockwood. acting as attorney for Rich- '
ard -' Lynch, procured tho appointment
of Richard Lynch as administrator of ,
tha estate of hla deceased . brother,
Jerry Lynch. It la true that at that
time Mr. Lynch. was not a resident of ,
Oregon, but of " Washington, but -this ,
Mr. Lockwood know .whan ha procured .
his appointment. . Ha Is now sod hag ,
been for several years a ' resident of
Oregon. . . 1
After Mr. lockwood had been looking
after the estate for about a year, dur- -tng
which time' considerable money was
realised from tbe assets of ths estate. .
Mr. Lynch was unable to obtain any aet-.
tlement with Mr. Lockwood, and em
ployed tha Arm of Murdoch A Moaer
to recover from - Mr. Lockwood tha
funds . of the estate then in his posses
sion. A petition was filed In the county
court; and a citation was Issued requtr-
Ing Mr. Lockwood to appear and answer .
under oath concerning ths property la ,
his possession . belonging . to said es- j
Dlapnta Over Honey .
After several days hearing tha evi- '
dence developed that after paying vs- .
lioua expenses there was In tha Mer
chsnts National bank of thla city a
certificate of deposit for (ZOO. made
payable to Charles B. Lockwood. and
there waa a dlsputs as to the further
sum of $680 which Mr. Lynch claimed
Mr. Lockwood had in his possession, snd
which Mr. Lockwood claimed he had "
paid over, to Mr. Lynch.
A further petition was then filed by
Mr. Lynch charging Mr. Lockwood with
having in- hla possession the MtO and
tha certificate of deposit for 1 200, and
a citation . was issued, based on aald
petition, requiring Mr. Lockwood to ap
pear and show csuss why hs should not
psy the t0 and Indorse and deliver to
the administrator the certificate of de-.
peslt for $200, or be punished for con
tempt After a hearing upon thla pe
tition Judge Webster held that ths coun
ty court had no Jurisdiction to direct
the payment of tha t80. as there waa .
a substantial oontroveray as to who
had possession thereof, snd thst tha
only court having Jurisdiction to settia .
that controversy was the circuit court,
but Judge Webster further held that as
there waa no. controversy ss to the tsoo
certificate, Mr. Lockwood should Indorse -and
deliver the same .0 ths administra
tor and he further decided that At.
Lockwood bad no lien upon the $20
for any fees he. might hava earned aa
attorney for tha estate.
, -t ' Claims Ss ralo. '
' As ths court had no Jurisdiction to
determine the dispute concerning the
t80. no Judgment was entered concern
ing the same.- V - - ' -1
"Concerning ths t6e. Mr. Lockwood .
claims ha paid It to Mr. Lynch on the
day It was drawn from ths bank, and
that Mr. Lynch receipted to him there
for, while Mr. Lynch and his wlfs tes
tify that ha did not- receive any of this
money from Mr. Lockwood. and that tha
receipt whloh Mr. Lockwood holds
obtained from Mr. Lynch on the repre
sentation of Mr. Lockwood that It was
a petition to be submitted to the county
court In connection with the aetata Mr.
Lynch Is uneducated, can hardly read
and cannot writs at - all, except his
nama . .....';-... - - . -'
The order requiring Mr. Lockwood
to Indorse ths certificate was mads over
a yeer ago. Ha took a writ of review
ta the circuit court, and Judge Sears
dismissed hla writ and sustained Judge
Webster.' Thereupon Judge Webster
again made - aa order requiring Mr.
Lockwood to Indorse and deliver the cer
tificate, and upon his refusal to do so
hs was committed to the county Jail for
contempt until he should do so. He'
petitioned for a writ of h-ibees corpus,
tha sheriff made return, based upon the '
records of ths county court. Mr. Lock. "
wood demurred to ths return, and on
Saturday morning his demurrer was '
overruled,' snd Judge Sears thereby de
rided that Mr. Lockwood was being
legally held In custody by tha sheriff. .
rolttfos Wot Mixed In.
. "Politics has absolutely nothing to dtT.
with this proceeding. It Is simply a I
qusstion 01 wnsmer mr. iocswood shall
be permitted to openly defy the order of
Judgs Webster, and refuse to turn over
the property belonging to the estate.
He has been blocking the recovery of
thla money for three or four yeara and
during that time nas been represented
by at least six different attorneya, who
hava dropped out jne by ona as they
hava become familiar with tho faota In
the esse. , ' '
"I hava absolutely no psrsonal or.
political reasons for being unfriendly
towards- Mr. Lockwood, but I hava good
reasons aa a member of the' bar of this '
state, and as attorney for Mr. Lynch,
to Insist that ha shall obey ths lawful
order of the court" . . ;
SILVERWARE CACHE i ;
FOUND AT ASTORIA-
' ' (Upsets Dlenateh te The JosrsaL)
Astoria. March It. Peter Bayard, a
well-known cltlsen of Astoria, found
yesterday In a gulch 48 pieces of silver- '
ware that was stolen ftom the residence
of ex-County Commissioner C. C. Masten
over three months ego. The gulch is
back of Maaten's residence. The sil
verware waa In a large ntU'kog in a
pillowcase and must havs lain there
since the robbery. - Bayard turned It
over to ths chief of police. - 4,
"referred gtoek Canned Oeoda,
Allen Lewis' Best Brand. . -