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VOL., VI. NO.' 78.
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Denied by the Judge. .. .. . . . . . V : ,. .: - ;..,.",! , WW T.h H VP Wh lIIV
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Jobbers, Wholesalers, Manu
facturers and Eetailers in
Two Score Towns In Ore
gon, "Washington, . Idaho
and California in Trust ,
Dora Jennings, Who Defied
; Courts ,' and: Faced the
"Law's Rigors Witfi Bright
a Smiles,'.Is Dying in Ter-
. ror Untold. -
Investigation 6y the Federal
Grand Jury Lasting Near
ly a Month Involves Num
ber of Prominent Furni
ture Firms Jn Portland.
After an Inreatlratlon etnain oyr
22 dayg, tb federal , fra&d Jury -
turned an indictment In ' tb United
. State district court ' thla morning
gainst membera of the so-called furj
. tilture trust, Including Jobbers, whole
f salers, Manufacturers and retailers In
41 towns and cltle In Oregon, Wash-
Ington. Idaho and California for com
bining to restrain trade and sales and
then adjourned sin die upon a motion
I by United States Attorney William C
? Bristol. ';- ::r:-XA"-':r'-':-.j r::"'c
The Indictment Is sweeping, fetrm
' and Incorporations of the highest, repu
' tatton for commercial Integrity are ln
" volved by tho evidence furnished the
'" Jurors by Assistant United States At
torney James Cole and now find them
selves liable to a fine of 15.000, or. In
the case of Individuals, a sentence of
. One year In prison If found guilty , of
"the charges brought against them.'
There are three counts In the Indict
ment Tho first charges the whole
salers, Jobbers and manufacturers with
combining with the retailers to restrain
r, trade and sales. - The second charges
the wholesalers with combining to do
(Continued on Page Nine.)
Refuses Food and 3Iedicine,
In Fear of Poison Thinks
Her Mother and Brother
Are i Her ; Foes-Strange
Life Near Its End.
:.' (Special Dtipateb to The Joonnt ,
Oranta Pass. Or June 5. Suffering
with an incurable disease and with but
a few more days to live, Dora Jennings,
the girl who with her brother, Jasr-or.
was tried In the Josephine county court
for the murder of her father, Is spend
ing what little strength' remains in her
wasted body in wild ravings and cries
of terror. She declares her attentive
old mother and her brothers are trying
to poison her. ; She refuses both medl
cine and food, believing It is drugged.
"They want to get me out of the
way," she cries aloud. "They are try
ing to kill me to kill me.".
At first she acreamed her words Of
terror, but now life s so rar spent ana
her strength so nearly exhausted that
she can speak but little above a whis
per. ..V' - - .-
- LUI Ol Desinoea.
Every day - Warden Cheshire accom
panies Jasper Jennings from the county
Jail to the little house In the suburbs
of Grants Pass where the Jennings
family now reside and where the sir
lies on her , deathbed. , Dora - scarcely
recognizes her ' brother and will give
(Continued on Page Three.)
Decision Clears the Way for
Trial of the Main Question
Compelling the So-Called
Pleasantview Clique to
: Give an Accounting.
(Journal Special BcrrkO .'
Concord, N. H., June B. Judge Cham
berlain today denied the mottdn of the
three trustees recently appointed to
take charge of Mrs. Eddy's property
for leave to be substituted as the plain
tiffs Instead of the ."next friends, who
began the litigation to-tseourean ac
counting for tho property; ;
The decision clears the way for the
trial of the main question, shall the so
called "Pleasantview clique" be com
pelled to show what It has don with
the millions Mrs. Eddy Is supposed to
have received In the past few years
from the sale of books and contribu
tions. ..... ' - -.
" JUl
ArrJul Mil LiAJWX ,
. Sixteen applications for South
ern Pacific land at 12.60 an acre
near Latourelle In' Multnomah
county, Oregon, have been Died
with the oountv clerk up to 1
o'clock today.
V7 U
(Sped DlspatrtL to Tho Jonrnal.)
'nedmond, Or, June 6. For the first
time In the .history of central Oregon,
theMava flow which spreads over the
greater, part of tha' district lying east
of the Cascades has been pierced ana
water to. the depth of 20 feet is alter
nately rising and falling at the bottom
of a 450-foot shaft of a well which has
r Just been completed at this place.
, -Water was struck yesterday when the
heavy drill broke through the laflt strata
of rock and sank into white and black
sand. Immediately afterwards the lower
part f .the shaft filled with water, and
WKjpeasurement of the moisture on the
IfWTbore when raised showed a depth
' in excess of ,20 feet The water la Be
ing forced upwards nnder 4 strong pres-
sure and It la believed la prevented from
gushing to the surface by the porpous
Straus through which It wastes away.
; As quickly as casing can be secured
from Portlaridthe shaft will be' encased,
. When the artesian flpw is expected to
rloe to the 'urfacaj'V:-:1ry;;; H : ''
,f The discovery Is Slewed as one of
the greatest geological and hydrosraph
leal importance, as well as. having -a
tremendous bearing on the development
and settlement at the arid land which i
are being reclaimed in the western part
of Crook county. - A general Jubilee la
in progress here, in view of the fact that
henceforth - Redmond and the dlatrict
surrounding .will be supplied with ptte
slan water for domestlo purposes.
' Government engineers who have been
repeatedly balked by the peculiar forma
tions existent in this" section of Ore
gon in furnishing reliable estimates as
to the depth at which water fuiight be
struck, will he communicated with, and
the depth of the lava flow will become
a matter of record. , s
. The well, the successful completion of
which : has- caused general je rejoicing
throughout all sections of Crook county,
waa begun several weeks ago by the
Deschutes Irrigation ffi & power com
pany. Not knowing; the depth of the
lava flow nor whether beneath It sthre
waa water, the task .was looked upon
as a hopeless undertaking. Arrange
ments were made to sink the shaft 1,200
to 1,400 feet If necessary; but ; work
now has' been discontinued and gasoline
pumps will be installed to supply resi
dents with water as soon as easing
reaches here.
Redmond lies some 20 miles north of
the headgates of one of the company's
main canals, and in the heat of sum
mer tha question of water for domestic
purposes has been a serious One. Set'
tler on . the . reclaimed ' sections have
been compelled to go to the Deschutes
river, ' several miles' away, to secure
their supply of drinking water.
The western part of Crook county is
honeycombed with shafts, which have
been1 sunk during many years past In
a futile effort to reach water. These
wells, however, have been '; dug to
deptha ranging upward of . 6 0. feet by
pick and shovel, and this la the first
attempt , with a drill. Heretofore set
tiers have been unable to reach the
bottom of the lava flow, which, in' the
present,; instance, waa successfully a
compliahed. ' ' ; 'v';-' ' ' '
I The brill passed Mirough, 235 . feet of
lava. '. From that point a mixture of
lava and granite formation was encoun
tered until a depth of 420 feet was
reached, when the drill sank Into the
gravel and sand.
Tl drilling machinery will be re
moved at once to a point eight miles
east of Bendy on the Baldwin rancn,
where ' work will continue until water
Is struck in that section. .
1 1
Prisoner Calmly Relates Story of His
Life Blowing Up of Bunker Hill Mine,
of Vindicator Shaft and Independence
Depot Described Story Sounds Like
Confession of Medieval Assassin.
' J. W. R'ed, notorious through a con
victlon In the circuit ! court In this
county-, last ; winter for. complicity 4n
the ; SeU wood election frauds, was de
feated for reeleettonv yesterday for
mayor (aVEstacada by Dr. W K, Havl
young ana, enierprismg piyi-
,rTan of that place. : The campaign was
even more exciting than the contest In
Portland, every available vote having
been' cast, and perhaps one or two not
available. . The total vote waa 74, Dr.
Havlland receiving 40 and Mr. Reed 24.
Charges made during the campaign
were highly flavored with graft and the
personal element entered . considerably.
Graf, was charged up to the old admin
istration in connection with street im
provements, assessments,' the purchase
of a water plant for $8,800 said not to
be worth $3,000, the disposition of : the
funds used to purchase the plant, qual
IflcatJona of the officials, and even brib
ery. AlC however, were vigorously de
nied' by Mr. Reed andhls frienda -.In
the estimation of the opposition Esta
cada had developed a very rotten mu
nicipality In Its short life of twa years.
Dr. Havlland promised to heal up all
personal feeling and did not enter into
any of these charges. He said he be
lieved a great improvement ' in the mu
nicinal affairs of - Estacada could be
brought out and fought out his cam
jpalgn on these lines. -
Seed Appealed In Vain."
Mr. Reed on tho other hand argued
that Ihe progress of the city" depended
upon the full completion of the policies
Inaugurated under his guidance of city
affairs and asked bis reelection on those
grounds. . Mr. Reed waa fined $1,000 In
the circuit- court for his ' connection
with the Sell wood frauds and his ap
peal is now pending the action of the
state supreme court. ' This circumstance
had considerable weight in the election,
v Three couhdlmen were, elected on Dr.
Haviland's ticket and ; two . on . Reed's.
The complete vote Is as follows: Coun
cllmen first ward, W.I A. Jones. -47; A.
Morrow 24; second ward B. F. , Howe,
28, Edwin Mallory, 85: third ward, Wil
liam Dale, 27: L, D.' Posson, 31: fourth
ward. W.v F. Cary, 21; E. F.. Surface,
42; fifth ward. ,J, F. Lovelace, $8; Ed
Mlllerr33. H. Cooper for treasurer and
A. N. Johnson for recorder, bad no opr
position. ' The successful councilmen
are ! William Dale; (anU-Reed). ( E.' F.
Surface - (anti-Reed), r J. Fi Lovelace
(anti-Reed), W. A. Jonea (Reed) and
3. F. Howe (Reed).
Both factions express satisfaction
over the result and the personal feeling
aroused is already showing signs of
passing away. Mr. Fraley, a Reed sup
porter and cashier of the Estacada bank,
said this morning that he was entirely
satisfied and that all would pull for the
good of Estacada again. Mr. Heylman,
a very atrong anti-Reed man, waa elated
over ':, the victory and , expressed high
hopes for the future of the small city
in the forests of Clackamas, f
W. T. Muir, attorney for the Portland
Railways, was on the ground most of
the day and took a , prominent part In
the challenging of voters. 4 A repetition
of the Sell wood affair waa feared. The
Attorney left In the afternoon to re
turn to the city, after engaging In a
few wordy battles with watchful citl
sens. fx " i ;
When, the result was learned and the
election ' of Dr. Havlland conceded by
the opposition, the friends of the mayor
elect. were Jubilant. Bonfires; Ji were
lighted, "the 'women presented the suc
cessful candidate- with rosea . and the
men congratulations.- After the celebra
tion in the open air a ball was held in
the pavilion on the banks of the Clacka
mas river and tne revelry went oa unm
a latebou
Operators May Tie Up Tele
graph Lines Through
out the West.
. (Journal 8pecl fmM,)
San Francisco, June 5. There is
prospect of serious trouble between the
Western Union Telegraph company and
its operatora . The committee appoint
ed on Sunday to present a schedule - to
that company made a second attempt
to do so yesterday, but without suc-
coss. A special meeting was nem at
Oakland last night, and a communica
tion from President Small In regard to
the failure cf the committee was read.
No information would be given out by
those who attended the meeting, but
it is understood that a tie up of the.
Western Union lines west of Denver
was among the possibilities considered.
Several operators employed at Oak
land for the Western Union quit work
account of the operation' of the
(Continued on Page Three.)
Election of E. E. Lytle to the
Presidency of United Rail-
ways Make Combine.
With the election this afternoon of E.
E. Lytle to the presidency of the United
Railways company, the latter company
will be merged with the Pacific Rail
way & Navigation company. Hence
forth the Lytle lines will be In complete
control of an independent system from
Portland; weet to Astoria and other
coast points by the way of Hlllsboro and
Tillamook. ' '
. The meeting of the directors of the
United Railways company will be held
at 8 Pclock, in the Commonwealth build
ing, and the election of Mr., Lytle , aa
head of the traction cbmpany forestalls
the Oregon Electric company's proposed
alliance with - the Pactflo Railway &
Navigation company and Its connections
which were to have been made at Hills
boro. ...v
-.Continued on Page Three.)
As Soon as Leiral Machinery Can Be Oiled and (5ase Pre-
. pared Eecent Bond Issue Will Be Taken Through
Circuit and Higher Courts.
The. legality of it he $5,000,000, bond
Issue provided for by the "people at the
Monday election wilt be tested In the
courts within a short time, or Just as
soon as the .machinery of theOaw can
be put in motion and the case prepared
and "put - through the circuit and su
preme courts. - - '
The" official canvass of the votesast
Monday will be made by the city audi
tor within five days, and as, soon as the
result of this ta made known by the
auditor-to Mayor Lane he will at once
begin work on" hia proclamation , pro
vided for , by law,, Thla proclamation
will simply put the Ylnat TJffleial touch
to the election and will officially de
clare -which of the amendment have
been adopted by the people anTwhlch
iiave failed et adaption. Just how long 1
it will take to have thla proclamation
prepared,, and issued Is not known, but
Mayor ' Lane stated this morning that
he would prepare the documents as soon
as possible after he had received the
official "canvas from the cityt audtor's
office. ;Q f ::.".-rr
In the opinion of City Attorney Mo
Nary the method to be pursued follow
ing the proclamation of the mayor will
be for some property owner of Port
land who has undoubted standing , in
court td begin a test suit to determine
the villdlty Pf the election. This would
be merely a formal matter and could
be prepared' and presented . to the cir
cuit court within a short time after the
proclamation waa issued. -'
The court could, and In all probability
.(Continued oa Page Three.,
(By Hugh O'Neill, Special Commissioner of the Oregon Journal
and Denver Post.)
Boise, IdahoJune 5. It is the day of the Great Fall Guy.
Harry Orchard, alias Thomas Hogan, alias God knows what else,
has taken the witness-stand at last . Into the pent up silence of
the breathless courtroom he carne-at 10 minutes after 10 o'clock,
walking across the courtroom floor, in front' of two wardens and
two Pinkerton men. Men and women in the crowded room rosa
to look and the sharp command of deputies split the silence like tho
crack of a rifle;
"Keep your seats." , . .
Big men were standing suddenly along the sides of the walls
and in the midst of "the subsiding crowd.
Keep your seats. 1 - "
; The rustling ebbed away into stifled silence again. ; The dis
ciplined oppression of martial readiness stiffened the courtroom
sharply. AHarry Orchard" walked outside the railing. A deputy
lifted thegate bar behind the witness chair and "Orchard" passed
through. The warden's guards and Bob Meldrum and Barteli fol
lowed him. He raised his hand ana tne cleric swore mm.
"Take the chair; said James Hawley. ' , t
Orchard Takes Chair. 1
"Orchard" climbed into the hitrh seat and' sat down facing
Judge Fremont Wood. Nugent and Hichardson and Darrow and
Breen of council for the defense close together in a semi-circle about
their table watching him intently. Borah lounged forward watching
"Orchard" indifferently. There was a glimmer of weary contempt
in his watchful eyes. William Haywood sat between and a little
behind Richardson and Darrow. ,
He craned forward, staring at Orchard sometimes and some- '
times he leaned back hanging his arm over his chair and seeming
to shrink into hislothes. - His wife sat close beside him, stretching
her body to. watch Orchard. AH about the room were women in
white-frocks and flowered hats. Clear and well defined above all
the people in the courtroom Harry Orchard sat dressed in the gray
rhprkd suit-, he wore when I saw him in the penitentiary. Ho
looked as self-possessed and free from nervousness sitting in that
chair as he di4 in the warden's office. ,.; f v
' r " s' , Attack of Stage Fright. '
' "What is your name?" said Hawley, his voice, sounding bi in
the great silence. And Orchard dicUnot' speak.' The ticking sec-,
onds seemed to stretch oult into hours. . Orchard's mustache moved
slightly and his larynx fluttered. The place seemed to heave and .
sigh in Cbe stillness. Orchard sat speechless. . , ',t
"State your name,' said Hawley again. , ;
There was another pause. t Orchard's broad shoulders settled
back into his chair. Then his voice came like a whisper; ' : ;
- "Alfred Horsley." .
He glucked over the words in his throat. There was no dis
turbance in his face, but, he seemed to have forgotten how to talk.
"Where were you born?" , ; .
"Ontario, Canada." .
There was a vivid change then. The words came out clear cut
and balanced. The stage fright had gone. Then the marvel ol
the man caught and focussed the attention of every man and woman
there in a flash. Before they could wonder "Harry Orchard" was
answering Hawley's questions, clearly deliberately, without hesita
tion. He was confessing his own crimes jfnd his own part in the
crimes of other men, planning of murders, the burning of mines, the ,
killing of men. ' 1 ' - v . s
reus ot Many crimes.
He did it so composedly, in such a loud, clear voice, with as
little embarrassment as though he were talking about the common
things of common life. He never paused to answer, he sent the
renlv back share and ouick. In less than 10 minutes he was an
swering questions about the destruction of the Bunker Hill and
Sullivan mine in 1899 and a resolution adopted by the Coeur d'Alene'
local lodge of the Western Federation to - hang the mine foreman."
It was a new way of discussing murder. Richardson was on hia
feet the next moment. ' ,
"We move that evidence be struck out as irrelevant, immst'rm;
incompetent and not binding upon the defendant." ;
Motion denied, sa,id the court, monotonously,
"Note our exceptions," .answered Richardson. , H
"Exceptions will be noted."; :
tContlnued on Page Th j ),