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Hugh O'Neill, the famous English journalist, tells in today's paprr
what he thinks of the Idaho assassin's professions of religion.
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VOL. VI. NO. 64.
: PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY EVENING, MAY 20, 1907. FOURTEEN; PAGES.
or Escapes Elisor
and Feels Greatly Re
lieved Defense to
Pale and Nervous, Accused Ex
ecutive Appears in Court for
Trial of Five Indictments Tha
Charge Extortion From French
Restaurants Case Goes Over
(Journal Special Service.)
San Francisco, May 10. Pale and
palpably nervous. Mayor Eugene &
SchmlU appeared In court thla morn
, Ing for trial on five Indictments chart
ing him with extortion from French
Schmltt strode Into the courtroom i
eompanled by hla attorneys. Anxiety
waa written all oyer hla countenance,
his harried look evidently being due to
a fear that the prosecution's alleged
threat to hare him placed In custody
of an elisor would be curled out.
Shortly before court waa called; one
of Schmtti'a attorneys hurried to the
mayor's side and whtspered that Heney
hnd decided not to ask the oourt to turn
him over to an elisor. Schmlts'g faoe
brightened and he settled back in his
chair with an air" of having been relieved
of a great load. V-'"3 -f-i : :, ;: w
The proceeding lasted II minutes.
When the court convened, the defense
made a motion for a change of venue on
the ground of the blaa of the . court.
The prosecution asked time to prepare
counter affidavits, , the court granting
the request, adjourning until tomorrow
. EVEN IN THE WOODS
(Journal Special Berries.)
ScottsvlUe, Va., May SO. President
and Mrs. Roosevelt and their son Her
mit are Comlciled for a week's outing
at Pine Knot, the Virginia place of Mrs.
Roosevelt in the Albermarle county
oeds. The president is accompanied
by Mr. Sloane, secret service man,
this being the first time that one of
these men ever came with htm all the
way. Mr. Roosevelt spent the day in
exploring the country side on foot He
says he does not care a fig now many
reporters come about him on his trip,
he does not propose to pay" any atten
tion to them.
. . THE OLDEST 'WOMAN IN IHE WORLD, 120 YEARS OLD TODAY
. - i:.kr. Win: to y.NAY
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ILIGION IN PLAYING
SOME DEEP GAME
Prisoner's Manner Suggests No Impedi
ment of Mercy Between Him and His.
Ends Quite a Materialist, Even in His
Conversion-Change of Mind Concrete
and Not Spiritual-Is Sleek and Well-Fedl
NECK FRUM DOOR
GOULD III LOVE
Millionaire Anxious to Secure a
Divorce So That He Can Wed
His Latest Qrirmer, a Foot
' , light Favorite. ...
Robert Rexford, Hawthorne Ave
ue Tailor, Kills Himself
Tied Shawlstrap Around Neck
and Then Jumped Off Box.
Robert Rexford; a tailor BO years of
age and commonly known as "Umbrella
Bob." was found dead In his place of
business, 406 ft Hawthorne avenue, this
morning. The body, when found, was
" suspended ln -mfd-airr r with a--strap
around his neck, the end of which was
fastened to - the casing above - a door.
Death resulted from strangulation,
self-inflicted. The motive for suicide,
according to the detectives who inves
tigated, was despondency following" a
protracted period of drinking and a. fall'
ing off of business.; He had been dead
for hours when the body was found.
Rexford was a familiar character, in
the vicinity In which his shop., was lo
cated. He had resided in tnis city-for
years, but had no relatives so far as is
known. He lived m a room in-the rear
of the shop and it was to the casing
of the door between the two rooms that
he fastened the strap by which he was
' strangled to death. V'V,
It is said that he had been drinking
heavU tf late. He was seen at, 11
oK3ck last night, and Is known to have
Lva&ione to his rooms soon after. On ar-
f rinf mere ne seieciea a snawi strap,
- fastened It to the casing of the door i
and placed a box beneath It Standing
on the box he tied the other end of the
strap around hla neck and kicked the
:; box from under him.
Persons parsing along the street saw
, the body suspended there at 10 o'clock
thlsmornlngtiiPollce headquarters and
the coroner's office were Immediately
notified. Patrolman , Blackman, , who
patrols that district, reached the scene
before the arrival of officers and de
- tectives from headquarters. He en
tered the place and out the strap hold
' ing the body. ' ,
Detective , Price with other is officers
. made a , complete Investigation and
i agreed with the coroner's officer that
'. It 'waa..a jpnsnr.rf suicide The coroner
took charge of the remains."-1 .
' (Joorntl gptHtl gerriee.)
New Tork. May 20. Accordlnr to a
story printed here, Howard Gould is
snxloue to be divorced from his wife,
who formerly was Miss Katherlne Clein-
mons, actress, so that he mav marry
another woman, now on the stage, wrt)
" peen in me cnorua at the Casino,
and who recently played In a production
at Wallack's theatre.
Gould's attentions to this actress have
been marked, It Is stated, and at the r-
(Continued on Page Two.)
1 20TH BIRTHDAY SPENT
IN RECEIVING CALLERS
Mary Ramsey Woods Still in Full Possession of Her Faculties at
Greatest Age Attained by Living Mortal Many Pres
ents Received From Friends.
About the' time that the American
colonies realized the necessity of feder
ation, while the United States constl
tulon was as yet .unwritten and the na
tion still unborn, there came Into the
world on a farm . near Knoxvllla, Ten
nessee, a girl baby whj'was destined to
Witness -he marvelous changes that
ago looked lovingly upon her first born,
today smile with a fading light upon
the "child of her old age," a woman
now nearly 77.
Mary Ramsey Woods was born as
Mary Ramsey on May 10, 1787. In her
119th jrear, she Is still quite active and
maintains a lively Interest In the world
and Its doings. Dally she walks about
JJr;?K.J. rsen:or -Us upon the porch in
to survive out of the old time into ours.
The child that learned to lisp when
Washington was president in the
eighteenth century, still lives to talk of
President Roosevelt In the,, twentieth
century, and eyes that a hundred years
LIE FILES HIS ACCEPTANCE
Petition as Independent; Nominee for -Mayor
Goes on -RecordrProm ihent Business
" : Men of Both Parties Sign Papers
Mayor tAne has filed his acceptance
or, we independent nomination con
ferred upon, him bv his nonDartlsan
friends throughout' the .city and ae-
ooramgiy will be on . the ticket both
as an Independent and democratic can
didateo-for the office of mayor.
The independent petition . was filed
with the city auditor Saturday after
noon with (SO names i attached. Later
in the day the mayor filed his ac
ceptance of the nomination. While there
are a large number, of ' democ ratio
names on the petition filed with the
auditor placing Dr. Lane In nomination
Independently, at the same - time the
signatures are' hot: confined to men of
one party belief- . :. ..;
' Prominent business and - professional
men have gone civ record as' favoring
the reelection, of , Dr. Uine. Included In
t)i Hat- up mmi frnnwti In Pnrt.
land as belonging to the best element oT,
the . city. Some of these are:
W. B. Qlafke, Thomas N. StrongJohn
Butterw6rth, Bi J.. Harder, Edward J.
Failing. Alfred Hester, J. Allen Gilbert,
M. A. Poppleton, W. II. Beharrell Jr., I.
P. Powersi 'Joseph Holllngsworth, Dan
iel B. Labbe, J. T. Rasmussen, Robert
a Yenney, W, O, Tuttle, C H. Jones,
W. E. Pinser, Pl Ball. C. K. Henry,
A. F. Flegel, George Wr. Joseph, , H. C
King, Bruce Wolverton, George M.
Strong, Dr. C, H. Rafferty, M. D. George,
Samuel Connell, W. B. London, F. I. Mo-
Kenna, A. 8. Patullo, Thomas G. Greene,
J. A. Beckwlth,1 Qustav Barr, R. L. Sa-blnv.-W.
A.rRoberts, R. B. Fuiher, W. O.
Brown, R, R. Benham, William Blttle
Wells, M. M. Munly. Alfred P. Watson,
EL H. Habighorst, W. B. Foster, R. M.
Tuttle,-W. H. Woodruff, W. C. Man
chester, A. M. Grilley, 8. Conn, tB.
pates, C. B. Merrick, J. C. Mann, J. D.
Maele..vLu O. Trultt, J. .T. Bills, Jerry
Bronaugh, J. R. Coopey, 8. B. Vincent,
William Harder. J. W. Grussl. A. W.
(Jautnorn and many others.
sunny weather, to chat with neighbors,
to sew, or to ltve over in memory
scenes of long ago. And what a mem
ory Is her si She waa a tiny maid when
the French revolution was dyeing the
gutters of Paris red; she was a laugh
ing school girl of 7 when Tennessee was
admitted as a state to the union; she
was a blushing bride when the great
Napoleon ceded Louisiana to the United
States, and a proud young mother
when Lewis and Clark tramped over a
continent to "where rolls the Oregon."
And - she. well . remembers, her father
taking down his old gun, shouldering
his ' blankets and going out to fight
the battles of his country In the war
(Continued on Page Twelve.)
JEN FINED $41,500
FOR FORMING TRUST
F. C. King, a -candidate for Independ
ent , election . to the council - from the
fourth ward, has also filed his petition
and will be put on the ticket In compe
tition with George L. Baker, the regii-"
lar Republican nominee from that dis
trict.: Me. King was one of the nomi
nees ot the Union Xlor party but took
nis neuuon into. his own hands and is
therefore able to make the race, though
tne remainder or the labor ticket will
bo left oft the ballot. -
Speclil Diipatch to Toe Joan!.
icago. May JO. The federal
court toaay seniencea is con
stituent members of the local
furniture trust to. pay an aggre
gate of $41,000 for conspiracy In
restraint of trade. F. A. Hoi- . e
brook, head of the "Prudential :
Club." composed of furniture -
wen, wan fined $l0000,Tthe
American Seating , company of
Chicago f 10.000, the A. H. An-
drews company of Chicago; 110,-
000 the extreme penalty. - Each ;
Waa given . a roasting from the
bench. Smaller companies were
fined from $2150 to $500.. The
Judge's denunciation of the meth- -.
v ods of the men Involved was 1
4 . scathing. - , r
Lane Putting Pepper Into Presi
dent's Speech Against Hani
man Report of Commerce
Attorneys Not Strong Enough
4Joema! bNkl Bcrrlcw.)
Washington. -May 10. Interstate Com
merce Commissioner Franklin K. Lane
Is reported,, to be busy revising the re
port of Special Attorneys Severance and
Kellogg on the Harrlman roads, by spe
cial direction of the president The re
port was not to have been made public
until after the president's speech at
Indianapolis, and while In the main It
Is satisfactory to the president and the
commission, the former considers Us
language. too mild and calmly Judicial
During his retreat at Pine Knot, the
president Is polishing up his Indianap
olis speech on his railroad policy, and
Is considering the Harrlman report To
Jjane, who took the testimony on the
matter at Los Angeles, -and whose
judgment -and legal acumen the presl-
(By Hugh O'Neill, Special Commissioner of the Portland Jotirntt
- and the Denver Post.) :
Boise, Idaho,, May 20, "Call another juror." t ;.-. . 'v;V;
The never-ending monotony of the court's order to the clerlS
opened the Haywood trial in the court room at Boise this mominf
as another juror was dismissed. And the next man of the 27
trudged up the room and lounged into the empty chair. And thee
tedious farce of examining a juror for his "state of mind" was played
out solemnly once more. .
It is all quite clearly insincere. A legal fiction based upon the1
impossible assumption that any living man could ever consider any
debatable question with a mind absolutely free of bias, iraoranf
of every conceivable fact, untouched by any preconception. ' The
third week of this process opened this morning, delaying the process
of law, involving all kinds of expense and actually doing nothing in
the end, but giving both sides in the case the chance to secure
jurors favorable to one side or the other. ; : . V
It is predicted that the jury will te completed this week, that"
Orchard will be put upon the stand within the next 14 days.--Arid
when Orchard does take the witness-stand the melodrama that mar
cnn in hkwt wm luiimivuvi:. uui juav ai present u is conceiv .
ably nothing but melodrama.
versatlon was so ready, he repelled s '
quickly every ittempt to break down his
reserve, that It seemed to me Impossible. '
to know Just what his own final inten- "
Of course i did not Ilk him. That
was only natural. Aint I liked him less
for looking so well-fed tnH wiii.. .
and shining and sleek and self-satisfied '
I think I rather resented ail th.i , .
He was a self-confessed assassin; he
had done a brave and honorable gentle
man cruelly to death; he ought to have
been hung out of hand and long ago. .
And It Is one of the, distinct weak
nesses of the Drosecntinn h t
pends for success upon the evidence of
an assassin, who should be dead and
done with. And the fact that Orchard.
Instead of being held as a criminal In
duress. Was SO Well dresaeA n4 .,.k
an honored guest struck me as Incon
gruous. ' :,:
I have no frlendshln at ail fn itmm
? Hywt 5r p"lbone, but I confess
to liking Orchard a good deal less. ' And
I am no party to his canonisation. And '
I do not think his conversion material
to this murder trial. Ant an ..i.
knows when this murder trial will be-
am. tiaooay else aoes.
(Continued on Page Two.)
The "conversion" ot Orchard is so fla
grantly .picturesque. . It wss not fBT
business when I saw Orchard on Thurs
day to express any personal opinion
upon his sincerity, upon his character,
or upon the actual motives underlying
his attitude, .but since then, I have
seen the ecclesiastic who has seen a
great deal of Orchard since he entered
the penitentiary ana i am airam mac
since this happened my only - opinion
concerning Orchard's conversion is one
of reasonable doubt
This ecclesiastic Is Edwin Hlnka, dean
of the Episcopal Cathedral of St. Mlcn
ael In Boise. He Is . an amiable and
very sincere gentleman, devoting his life
to the service. of God ana tne saving
of souls. He saw Orchard after he had
mad e his "confession" to Captain Mo-
Parland. It should be clearly under
stood that Orchard did not first "find
salvation" through the Offices of Dean
Hlnks and then confess his crimes. He
confessed his crimes to McParland and
then commenced the study of theology
with the dean.
Seas Believes In Conversion.
nun Hinks believes brofoundlv - in
that conversion. He says that men who
have led a life of great and cruel crime
often do confess. He resents the opin
ion of Dooley that "A man never repents
while he has the strength." To him Or
chard Is a brand plucked from the burn
ing. - -
Orchard, it seems has confessed to
the good dean He has written an auto
biography 'of sorts, too,, a something
that covers two volumes. When Orchard
gives his testimony that testimony will,
the dean thinks, stagger humanity.
For myself, I doubt that last state
ment My personal Impression of
Orchard la that of an exceedingly self
contained and resourceful man, with
certain genius for criminal proclivities,
a great deal of steady physical courage,
and no Impediment of mercy between
him and his ends. He seemed to me
quite a materialist even In his conver
sion. His change of mind was concrete
and not spiritual. And all the time as I
watched Orchard and heard the warden
talking with him. It grew upon me that
Orchard was playing some deep game of
He looked So sleek and well fed, he
was so absolutely at his ease, his con-
(Continued on Page Two.)
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Milwiukle Club Cans Old Card
Shufflerslatter Swear Blue
Streak and Tell of x Some
Crooked Deals. : .
For the real brand in denunciation orV
gambling and gamblers, the , violent. s
vociferous variety, listen to the recent
employes, of the - Mllwaakle lub -and '
learn Just how wicked a place It is and
Just how crooked the managment ta.
So much denunciation anions- ao man :
men is the result of a recent "canning "
process that took place at the cluh-5
Thursday. Soma 10 or more a-amhlara.
employed In various departments of tha "
resort were severed from their Jobs,
simultaneously on that day. , Hen -e
the severe talk against Portlands
Monte Carlo. ,
Just what waa tha iiiim nf h. ..-
den and wholesale dismissal the man.
agement ; refuses to disclose. However, '
among patrons of the resort there have
been frequent rumors of late that man v
of the dealers and others were "throw- -ing
off In behalf of. favored patrons.
By owners or managers of aamhiina-
houses such actions on the part of their
employes are considered highly Impolite,
for the reason that, under the universal
rule of gambling houses, the percentage
must invariably be In favor f th '
house. i . , ,' -
iThe rumors to that effect ma
been baseless. At any rate, they are
said to have reached the ears of the
management and the wholesale . dis
missal of a score of old emninv Al
lowed quickly. The dismissed
claim that they were llred simply b-
cause tney are agea, that the old gm
tlemaa with the Scythe is not very
kind to them, and that younger ni i
are wanted In their places.
There many be some truth In IN
claims for a large number of y.j.
men, many rrora Bpokane, have !r r
arrived to tako their place. Mi,; ....
the club Is very pronperfum, tr i
despite the most severe ar. l 1 ,
nunciatlons the ex-dealera c . t