The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, May 14, 1907, Page 1, Image 1

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    Hugh O'Neill, famous English journalist and ma-azine v, :j',, f, j
ports the J3oise trials for the Portland Journal and the Denver 1 V '..
His report is by far the best sent out of Boise:.' Read it. The rc t
of the trial from the standpoint of the defense by Ge.orge.II. Sl c f
and Eugene Debs, will also be printed exclusively, in The Jour;:..!.
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Ex-Senator. Starts the
Campaign for Demo
cratic Candidate in
Armory Friday Night
Politician's Speech Will Be Plain
Statement of Present ' and
Possible Future Conditions
; From All Sections of City Re
publicans Rally to Mayor. "
i John M. Geerin,' ex-senator, of the
United Ititti, will open the lne cam
? palm at the Armory, Tenth and Couch
streets, Friday evening. He will, at that
time, tell to the voter and residents of
the city fathered te hear him, Jut what
the present municipal struggle meana to
the future civle administration of Fort
- land. Ilia address will not be an ora
tion, but a plain statement of existing
facts and possible conditions. It will bel
Interesting and Instructive, especially
to those who wish to acquaint them
selves withj the , principles and policies
which gOito make of mar a city. - ? ,
Tbe record of ex-Senator Oearln as a
ettlsen and public speaker, is well known
to the people of Portland, and it Is safe
to say that no one who attends the meet
ing will be allowed to go away from the
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New York Magazine
Writer Draws Deduc
tions After Making
Investigation -
Great Gateway of the Columbia
River Gives Oregon Metropolis
Advantage Over. Competitors
Predicts Population of One
Million Before Long.
Portland a generation hence with
population of .1,000,000. BeatUe's boom
at the present time declining, and trade
conditions of, that section already favor;
Ing Portland wntcn, witn me exception
of lte harbor, has a natter treae joca-
Uon than New York City., v
These are the fascinating conclusions
reached by Chauncey Thomas, a New
Tork maaaiine writer. who has been
preparing a comprehensive report on the
Pacific northwest lor roe past ?. inree
months for the Success magasine. : He
arrived "In Portland last night from
Seattle, where he has been- studying
conditions. .- i, .
"The boom la ever In Beatoer said
Mr. Thomas, "and things are. a little
cutet as they say over there; but It
looks to me and to other outsiders that
(Continued on Page Two.)
Big Houses Reported to Be Tottering From
Effects ot Blow Dealt Them in the ;
. Wheat Pit
' tloornal Special Service.) .' , not shave until wheat reaches ILS0
Chleae-o. Mav 14. Wheat opened InJ bushel , and cotton eeUe
the Chicago pit this morning wild, ir
regular and unsettled, with frequent
predictions that' before noon some of
the large f irma would announce ) as
signments. One broker wae caught
short by yesterday's call for margins
on 10 per cent and forced to buy 600.000
bushels on the market. The greatest
excitement prevails, and reporte abound
that the big houses are tottering. Trad
ing Is light, the brokers fearing to get
In. . The movement waa concentrated on
The market closed fractionally lower
than yesterday, but with the bull eentl.
ment still extremely strong. -
Jones , Patten, one of the -TaTgeat
wheat operatora In the world, and mayor
f Evanaton. has aecierea in u wuuiu
at 14 cents a
pound. The closest he came to making
good his assertion was at the opening
of the wheat market when December
option went from i9o to 11 a bushe).
Cotton will have to move up I cent a
pound before ' Patten can ' again visit
the tonsorial . artist, the price of Jan
uary option going Just a fraction over
lie a pound today.
Causae Merriment. ' "
While the announcement ot Mr. Pat
ten created more or less amusement
among the wheat trade today, it struck
wide at the bears.--He Is so well known
as a Judge of markets and values, and
his announcement will cause many to
blindly follow his lead. ,. k .. ,.
(Continued on Page Nine.)
Other Republican Can
didates Are Assessed
Tenth of Prospective
Salaries ; f
Big Purse Wilt Thus Be Raised
by the Central Committee to
Carry on the Campaign in the
Coming City Election to Be
Held Next Month.
For mayor, $1,000.
For city auditor, fSOO.
For city treasurer, f 480.
For city attorney, $480. i
For municipal Judge, $860. (. V
For councilman, $(0. v
These are the 'assessments fixed 'by
the Republican city central committee
at the price ot the privilege of being
candidates for 'municipal' office on the
Republican ticket The amount In each
case is approximately 10 per cent Of the
total salary for two years , allowed by
the charter for the office sought.
The edict has gone forth from, the Re
publican headquarters . that the 4 city
campaign needs money, and that stnoe
the . candidates are the' ones who . will
benefit financially by election they are
therefore expected --to come through
with a portion of their prospective
earnings.. ";u,;'.-,i ."-' . (..:.- ;
Tithe of tbe alacteev
Harking back to the old Mosaio law,
Chairman Cake and the committee have
fixed upon the system, of tithes, and
each candidate, must put one tenth of
his hoped-for , emoluments : upon the
altar of party euoceas. i.yr.;t,- --'X-i. -,
All -candidates, so the story, has ' It,
are not firm believers In the Mosaio
law. and ' several pulled .- back in : the
breeching when It was announced that
they must part with so large a chunk
of their dreamed-of . earnings. Two, it
is said, have so far hesitated to com
ply with the command, but .will !n all
probability come In at the eleventh hour
lest they be- bereft of the benefit of
political clergy when the supreme mo
ment arrives.
. Berlin Pays Thousand.
According to the statements mads by
Republicans supposed to know, . T. C
Devlin, candidate for mayor, has been
assessed $1,000, a sum somewhat in ex
cess of the 10 per cent ratio. ' A,- I
Barbur, candidate for auditor, will have
pay $600: George J. Cameron, tor
municipal Judge, $360; John P. Kav-
anaugh, who desires to be city attorney,
is expected to contribute $480, and J.
Werlein. for city treasurer, $480.
In the race are three candidates for
councilman at large and five candidates
for ward councilman.. Each of these
has been' assessed $60 each,, making, t
total of $480. The grand total aocumu
lated In this way will be $8,400. which
is not all that will be expended by the
city central committee.
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Richardson Supplanted by Darrow
: Slow. Progress Made in Selection of
Jury Talesmen Excused for Bias
Wealthy Hen Favor the Prosecution;
Poor Men the Defense.
Prom Left tQ RightUpper;
Darrow ot Chicago
of Sppkane. '
B. P. Richardson "of jDenTer; - Clarence
Lower: John P. Nugent of Boise; Pred Millar
-George "-Melville Admits Committing-Crime
Because His Wife Was Insulted First
t - Husband Kifled on Lonely Ranch
nui.i niiniipk to The Journal.!
V Helena, Mont, May 14. The coroner's
.,ti4t. investigated the killing of
n.tthrie at Bald Butte last Sun.
a.- oft.rnnnn hmi returned verdict
charging that it was an act of dellber
?ion on the part ot Oeorgeelvllle and
' the latter Is now eonnned in the Lewis
ind Clark county JalL During the day
' counie Attorney Haywood expecta to
ftifn Information charging first de-
'f ree murder. '- ".f' 't'i
Melville and his wife were the chief
eotors u In the ' eeienratea s sawviue
NoTthey bigamy ease at Butte last sum
mer. -.Mrs. Melville, It seems, waa mar
ried to several men at the same time
and would leave Melville, one husband,
ostensibly to visit her grandmother, and
would take up her residence with
Northey, another husband. . The woman
- was "kept In Jail some time, but the mat
ter was straightened up by Northeys
securing a divorce, Melville waa nalso
alleged to be a bigamist.. j-x-S v
Upon their release the couple went to
Bald Butte, where ' they i lived .. with
Guthrie. On the . witnes stand 'Mrs.i
Melvllle testified : that Guthrie had
abused her by word of 1 mouth, and
finally had slapped her. She said she
had a hunting knife in her hand for de
fensive purposes, when Melville ap
peared on the scene, and learning thej
cause of the trouble, became so enraged j
that he grabbed the ' weapon from her
hands and started In pursuit of Guthrie,
who fled to the ce.lar. : : Here he en
deavored to defend himself from Mel
ville's onslaughts by using a boiler as
a shield.
. The ' post mortem examination - dis
closed five wounds, the fetal one being
beneath the shoulder blade. Melville
admitted the killing of Guthrie when
interviewed today at Butte and 'said he
had done so unwilling, only remember
ing his rage at the Insults to his wife
by Guthrie. V. . ! -
Mrs. Melville Is a email woman, very
attractive and young in appearance. She
has had a strange career which le inter
woven with crime. Her first husband
was killed on an isolated ranch. Upon
her testimony her father was convicted
of the crime and is now serving a life
sentence in Deer lodge. The father
claims that the daughter, then barely
H, perjured herself testifying' againat
him. .'"
At the age.jof 14 ahe eloped from
Wallace, Idahb7 with a man named Wal
bridge. Walbridge was arrested on tbe
charge of criminal assault, because of
the tender, years of the girl, but the
matter' was compromised by marriage.
Then the girl with her husband and
father started, overland- for Montana,
and while traveling in Granite county
one day, father and husband went out
Whether Haywood. Is Convicted
' or Acquitted Hangs Upon this
Testimony, of Illiterate. Miner
Who Made Confession '
George Melville.
hunting. ..- The. father returned ' with
blood on his clothes, saying that her
husband was lost. ' Later the body of
Walbrldge was found, and upon the evi
dence of his wife, the. father,' named
Thomas Hunter., was given a life sen
tence. - The woman le only II fears of
age, - and . has thus, been the factor In
two sensational murder aXXeixs,; n i
(Journal Special Berrlee.)
TtMaa. Idaho. Mav 14. Whether Wil
liam D. Haywood i and his alleged f el-low-consnlrators
: wUl be , aoaultted or
hanged by the neck until dead depends
to a considerable extent upon an illit
erate miner and farmer-named Steven
Adams, i
Under the Idaho law; the eoniession
of m. co-consnlrator. such as Harry
Orchard,-is not euffloiefc to- convict unj
less corroborated ny tne eviaenoe 01
others. Adams, a former member of
the Western Federation of Miners, made
confession In which he corroborated
the statementa of Orchard, - but later
denied Us truth, declaring that IK was
secured by means of threats made by
Detective McParland. Governor Good
ing and Others. ' WhaWweight the affi
davit of Adams will have with a Jury
under' auuw.. .-cumstances is an inter
esting subject of discussion in Boise.
It ia the crucial point on wnicn tne
prosecution res i, v with life or death,
hanging in the balance for theused
labor leaaers. t ' " ,
Arrested la Oregon.
Steve Adams was arrested on ' his
farm in: Oregon, shortly after the kid
naping of Haywood, Moyer and Petti
bone, and brought to Boise. Despite
the fact that no. charge had been filed
against him, he waa lodged In the state
penitentiary; to, be held- as a -witness
against the Federation officers;' Shortly
afterward Detective . McParland . an
nounced! that Adams had made a con
fession corroborating that . of Orchard,
and Incidentally admitting other crimes.
Including theJ murder i of t wo , claim
Jumpers in northern Idaho. During the
time that Adams was kept in the prison
his Wife was with him, being kept in
communlcado against, hit will, tahe now
declares, r '-A ' ' -
- During his stay in the penitentiary,
Adams waa deprived of nothing ' but
liberty." The ."best famiUes" of Boise
visited him lnthls cell arid wined and
dined hUn to his stomach's content Al
though a eontesscd assassin, he. became
Invalid Wheeled Into Courtroom
- -Young Daughter Sits in De
fendant's Lap and Is Target
of Photographers. 1
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1 rortland JournaL)
. Boise, May li. Qarcnce Darrow, instead of Richardson, o
counsel for the defense took up the examination of jurymen being
impaneled for the Haywood, Moyer and rettibone trial this morn
ing, j There is nothing indicated by the change other than an in-t
tention to alternate attorneys in the examination of talesmen. The
same method is pursued, by the prosecution, Borah and Hawlejr
examining on alternate days. ! -r .
The change today, however, is dramatic in the ditTerence be
tween the two meriT Richardson , is a big man with a sonorous
voice and a manner that is somewhat arrogant and superior, lie
seems to regard jurors from a plane of extreme and judicial aloof
ness. There is a note in his voice that invites verbal reprisals.
Yesterdav forenoon he labored for half an hour to cet some
admission of partiality front Walter Shaw, the brother of a Repub
lican member ot the state legislature, it. is more than probable
that Shaw will vbe summarily challenged by the defense and so re
moved from the jury, but Richardson failed to get an opportunity;
yesterday to challenge "for cause.? - -
- Talesman Shaw Is Unshaken.
Shaw in answering Richardson's questions was perfectly simple
and simply, perfect.! He was impartiality itself, indifferent to all
the issues pi the case, prepared tpt do his duty. Richardson took
him back and forth and in and out of a maze of considerations, con
cerning "unqualified conviction" and "impressions" and "desires in
the premises "kbut nothing came, of it for Richardson. ;Shaw will
be' removed by the peremptory challenge in the end, but he could
not be shaken yesterday.
By , George H. Shoaf 'of the Appeal to
xteason Btarr.
Boise, Ida., May 14. Upon reeumnUon
or court proceedings in tbe Haywood
trial yesterday 26 ulesmen out of the
100 summoned were excused from Jury
eervlce. Kach talesman wae excused
only after Judge , Wood had saUsf led
himself that the reasons given were
legal and valid.. Much JUroe-waa-eea-gumed
In the. 'preliminary work of dis
posing of - the persons who desired to
"cape jury service, and It was 8:30 p. m.
oerore cross-examination . of the tales
men waa resumed. ; .
It is evident from the number of those
who wished to be excused, and from the
way the remainder examined responded
to the questioning, that Ada countv citi-
sens are not eager to alt in judgment on
the federation cases. . It is alao evident,
as waa developed by the cross-examination,
that many well-to-do farmers-and
businesa men are prejudiced against the
(Continued op Page Nine.)
Darrow might have succeeded in shak
ing Shaw's attitude, but Darrow la dlf
ferent" His voice is low and pleaaant
and friendly. There is a droop of sor
row in his shoulders, a quiet sadness In
his face, aome .atutude of sorrow ; far
the sine of the' World In his whole
peot and attitude. He seems to say In
some subtle way to the jurors he ex
"Now. we are soor sinners all of us.
Every time I hear of. a man being
hanged I think there, but for the grace
of God, goes Clarence Darrow. This
defendant may t have sinned, like'; you
and me. When you eome to consider
your verdict, don't forget that
Darrow Invitee Trlaadllness.
' Men get a kindly feeling for Darrow,
he Invitee teara and forgiveness, and
yet there is not a more watchful and
pjlert lawyer in this ease than this
humble and rentte man, So when he
took the examinaUon of John Waggon
eKHtnother Juryuittnr-thia"-mwaiHg.7h
eucceeded. In challenging him : In leas
than five minutes.
i Waggoner had complained to tbe court
that after his inclusion in the venire
an agent of the defense had approached
him on the case. In making that com'
plaint Waggoner had only done hie duty,
but It la clear that it ne naa oeen in
Bvmna thy with the defense he would
not have complained, and the , 4e?i4
does not want him aa a Juror.- y - I
Darrow got rid of aim - without any
nouw nd pugnacity.1 Ho eonvtacad
Waeroner that he should not serve and
then. genUy led Waggoner to admit that
he waa suffering from direct bias. Ana
, Continued oa Page Nine.
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RegisterLRegister! Register!:
Registration: books will be open tonight until midnight
and tomorrow until 5 p: m.
' It is the last chance to register before the city election.
? ' . Hundreds of voters from the north end and from the sa
loons are being herded, to the county clerk's office by the
machine. i
If you do not wish these elements to elect Portland's
next mayor see that your name is on the registration rolls.
' You need not register now ifyoU voted last year and
have not chanred vour residence since then.. You need nnt
t register if you registered this spring before the -..
.liut otherwise you must register tonight or tomorrow in or
der to vote in the city election.
iV lm llkelr that Darrow's own person
alty as a maiv apart altogether from
his very carefully screened genius ae- at
lawyer, would go a lonr ways, if he ha4
charge of tha case alone, to get th de-.
f endant aoaultted. ;. . . . , u
ixx Bympathy fot' Baoew. " .
. A man would be sorry to nana' at
friend of DarroWa He would And It
Vto that any man. even
cUent; eould know Clarence Darrow
?t,t auffertng - a "change of
heart The other counsel for the de
fense are "just lawyer,- attorneys for
the defense because t the, defense had
the ' money. Darrow la different, he
Seems to have deep conviction,- to bet
very serious in his attitude to life, t
suffer for the weakness and. heartburn
inga of all the world, that he In com
mo with the other lawyers who are
"Just lawyere,, gets big fee le forgot
ten. His personal Influence Is very5
great , ; '
(Continued on Page Nine.)
(Jeonal Special SanW)
Chicago May 14. Believing
that fellow man was in peril
ef losing his life in the waters
of the lake, Henry Duberrv. a.
e-allor on the steamer ; CoUlgan.
leaped into the waves, risked hie
own safety and ' reacued what
proved to be a badiy deoomposed
corpse that had evldanUjr been
afloat for weeks.
Dubarry waa etandlng by the
rail of the ; ateamar when he
heard the cry "man overboard."
Ijooklng down at the water the
brave aallor saw an object float
ing helplessly la tbe two. Yv nti
out further lose of time he
slipped Out of his coat kick -l
off his shoe and leaped into t ,
8turdily battling with t ,
w waves, Dubarry, who la a trr,. -
swimmer, soon reached ti;e t . ,
caught a line whioh was t r ,
to htm by hie mats en i
hauled back to 'the ve...'
surprise wee' t
cover that 1 l l f i , i &.
man f .-in t: 4
At! it'