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VOL. VI. . NO. 81. . ' PORTLAND, OREGON SATURDAY : VEVENINGr - JUNE v 8, . 1907-TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES. ; : ; ; y: PRICE 'TWO s CENTS. ;(' MXii'SY 1
HARRY ORCHARD ON THE , WITNESS AND)
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1 I Hill I I ULHU r --A'r-
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Gradyrille, -i Kentucky,
Wiped Off Map by Grea
Flood Disaster Occurs a
Midnight When Every
One Is Sound Asleep.
FORTH 10 STALK VICII
" Singular Disclosure Madeuriiig Cross-Examination' of
. Assassin Today Secured Assistance WTieh lie De
sired to Commit Murder Witness Admits He. Com
' . ; mittcd Arson Along, With Other 'Crimes-Orchard
V Aspires to Be Author arid Is Writing His Own Life.
;.-W' : ' x-.V-v.U m Sr-f
' ; nv Hueh O'Neill.
(Special Pommlssioner for Denver Post
v ana Oregon journal, j . -:.
. : . Boise. IdahOr June., 8. When ..Harry
Orchard went forth to stalk his prey he
, always whihed - witness. This rather
'Singular1 process he dlsclosod during- hli
cross-examination today by E. F. Rich.
ardson. 8 He had watched Governor rea
tody fop week in April, 1961, and dur:
;in(r, that time, decided that he' could
'"get- the governor with a shotgun.1. But
e did riot happen to meet the governor
when he had his weapon with him. Bo
he dogged he steps of the governor
without making a hostile move until he
' had secured ' the assistance - of Steve
Adams..- "J ' ' .
"Why did you want Steve Adams r'
asked Kkihardson,' who. had dropped nls
vicious f bludgeon and was using th
. gentler arts of the cross-examiner. . .
. famr -reded Assistance.
, ' T wanted some one to help jne ahoot
; Peabody," said Orchard. " -v,
"You had made up your mind that
yu could shoot peabody from behind
: the stone wall at the governor's house,
' trntm vftnf.H' mr.mn. nn. with VOU.
V'Vs it because you needod" some one to
pull me tnggerr- .
, r "No, but I needed help." '
, . "Was . not the fact that you wanted
Adams because he was known to be a
member, of the Western Federation ?';;
''No,'',, for -Orchard was not any the
less alert under Richardson's new
methods. He evaded the' traps as dex
terously as he had stepped from under
the heavy club t hlch had been the wea
pon of earlier choice of the assaulting
counsel. . . , -' :.-,.-.-.
' "YOu were going to commit a crime,
and yet you wanted a witness, soma one
who. would. know you did IIY" Richard
son purren. .; ?,,..
"No. I lust made ud my mind I heeded
help," was Orchard's persistent and un
varying reply,, "i cia want. some, one
inert. . -,. . . .
- Evidently the defense is to claim that
Orchard endeavored 'to inveigle ', the
western Federation orneers In, his own
scheme to assassinate' Pea bod v In AnriL
1904. Richardson's . question indicated
mac wnen ne assea .. .
'Is It not a. fact .that you went to
John M.' O'Neill In Denver- and 'asked
him - wnere uovernor. feabodv lived,
where you could find h'm; andTdld not
u nem .wi you 10 jook , in , tne - aireO'
torv?" - .
CNo,! went to O'NeiU's place several
times, ana never asaea mm about Fea
body, for Haywood, told- me where he
v v".,-.':; Orehard ITeyer Aeted Alonfc.v
'Two Purposes on" the' cart f the di
fense are so far evident in the cross-examination
of Orchard. ... First, to em
nhiiBlze his disinclination to. commit anv
overt aet while alone, and second to-con
fuse him by striving to make him fix
the approximate dates of the various in
cidents which he offered as incrlmlnat-
msMaywooa, mover ana retunone.
orchard steaorastiv refused to pin
(Continued in Page, Two.)
'.' i..'--'"..' f. -V!-;1' ' ?'' "f a"s"s"s"a"aawsa v-r''-;-;'--.r. - J- . .".--.'-. '
Should They Lose,' Request Will Be Made of the City to ,
; Submit Proposition to a Vote Regarding ;0pen-
V " , or Closed Town. - '
T Not every thirsty person in . Mult
nomah county will spend Sunday. June
1. In bewailing his vote for John Man
ning, dlict attorney,, for at least ono
salOAerwill forget tor close wnen, tne
Vjetteral s ; edict enforcing ;t the Sunday
r 'losing' " law goes mm : , uw)w ; f
'.f int:1ntm. tn fltrHt the
DUIWIl .., . - " -
law;; they". Intend to , test it pther
words, they will ; obey the J law when
they have found out what its provisions
require ' of them, and Jf the. provisions
will stand the scrutiny of thecourt of
iJast 'resort. ' ' ." ... . -
But more than that, while both the
wholesale and the retail dealers- say
they will observe the law after tt has
been tested, the wholesale dealers state
that In the event the eourts decide that
the Sunday closing law,does nor apply
to Portland, then the liquor interests
will en their own volition request of
the city council that the question i of
an open or a closed town be submitted
to the people of Portland at the first
lection for final and popular decision.
- ' , lay He -Win CTlose saloons.
1 There are strenuous times ahead for
Mr. Manning. One week from tomorrow
his ultimatum to the saloon Interests;
that aN liquor selling estHbll-hment
tnuat close will go iuto efXect, from
that date 09 It will be up to the district
attorney's office to see to 'it that he
either enforces his statement or allows
it to become a' farce and a joke to- the
'people. He says 'he will close the. sa
loon and keep them closed. ? - ,
The saloon men say they will-close,
and stay closed, provided it Is the law,
reserving to themselves the privilege of
causing the courts to decide the ques
tion. During the process the district
attorney will have his hands full in rep
resenting his side-of the contention,
which; under 'ordinary' circumstances,
would require some six months to settle.
During , this time , various questions
are to be determined. One is whether
the law will be info reed pending the de
termination of . its legality by th su
preme court Another Is the fate of the
Portland grill, the Oregon grill, the
Quelle, the Louvre and other similar
S laces where large business. i done on
undav and Sunday- night and which
serve liquors as a Prt of their restaur
ant bill of fare. Mr. Manning is reti
cent concerning these ' matters, aa all
others concerning his crusade, , and
vouchsafes the information- that 'he
"will cross the bridge when he reaches
It" ;' - -.' ;v '.,..- .-... -.f.
The sftitude of the wholesale" llauor
dealers is outlined, by one of the. proml-
Windstorm Sweeps Across
Illinois, Leaving Trail of
Death in Its Wake Two
Towns Devastated by Ter
; t (Joaraal Special service,) ;
Louisville, Ky., June I. Thirty per
sons were killed In a cloudburst which
destroyed . the ' town of . OradyvlUe, 17
miles from - Columbia, - at : midnight
Many bodies have already been recov
ered, tad as there are a number of oth
ers In the debris it la possible that the
total number of dead will exceed , that
named. -:-.. : .:,' ." -.- '': . .-; :
Only a partial Hat of the persons sup
posed to have lose their lives . m C
cloudburst has been aecurtd: , -
Strong Hill, wife and family of five,
John Moore gnd. family.-' . ;
Mrs. Wilmore Austin tnd daughter.
Dr. , L. C. Mail and family of three
children. ' ',-
Hart field Moss, trlfaj mother and fam
Seven children. . v v
WhUe it is believed that the entire
Moore famllr was wined out hv the
RetellS EffOrtS tO Murder. I flood, thla has not been confirmed as
yet, aitnougn ii is. Known uu several
were killed. Also in the case of Dr.
MeU family It is believed hat every
member , of the : family perished. Dr.
Mell was formerly a state ' senator, ,
Situated in the forks of two creeks,
the town of Gradyville was moat susr
Defense Endeavors to Show
" That Assassin AVas in Em
ploy of Both Mine Owners hip;
. and Citizens7 Alliance
(Joaraal . Special Serrice
Boise, June s.-Pfaat the defense In
tends to try to absolutely prove that
Harry Orchard, while in Cripple Creek ceptible to r devsstatlon by cloudburst
waa both In the employ of the Mine- When the terrlflo downpour did occur,
owners' association" and the Cltiien's al- the waters of the creeks rose so rapidly
Uancf there leaked umt this morning. I that there waa no hope for the place. ,
It is known that Arthur Cole, former J Awakened from sound slumber by tne
superintendent of achoola at Cripple roaring wall of water which was aween-
mrA f the Cltliens' al- ,n down uPn thni, the people of Gra-
Creek, and secretary xz tne rjenB dyvllle had no time in which to escape
liance, is here to testify for the defense. from their perilous position. Many of
Orchard declared in his teatlraony' that them were caught within their own
i, At .irr,n- rni and neve saw homes . by the .torrent and either
o u.v. ..ww .. - im-ntii , nr nrnnhA tit l..lh ti. .k-
Mm-, fole it is learned, intends to tes
tify that ' Orchard ' was : in ' his eniploy,
and that- he, with -the ' Mineowfiprs' de
tective. Sterling, notified General Sher
man Bell that Orchard was entitled to
go and come at wllL :,, " -
Richardson spent a great portion: of
h nlirht interviewing men implicated
by Orchard in his confession, -with the
-0.1, it that h reached court today, with
. jn.n n.tAhnnka filled With suggestive
questions to fire at the state's chief wit-
ness.-.:.: :.;;-.'' ':.;.
V xeaeu to a
The"state' also received strong rein
forcements during the nignt in ins per-
f 1 nirM Redell. - the discredited
president of the Eureka, Utah, union of
tne western jpeaeraiiun. -
an employe of the pinkerton detective
agency ror years, ana wumw i w
iiT.m. miii. irnawn an the Smuggler Un,
tn .ana was their agent 4. When the
.rib.ws declared he waa apparently
one of the most rabid union men. -
. When he arrived here he was warmly
welcomed by General Wells, and Chief
other witnesses who arrived today
were A." Ii. Arnold, secretary of the
Mlneowners' association ,. at Cripple
Creek, and Major H.. A. Naylor of Vic
tor. They are also among -the state'J
fMaf wltnnss:- , . : . '
whri Orchard . resumed the stand
Richardson began questioning him rela
tive, tor tils operations alter - returning
to Denver from Ouray. He asked him
if it is a tact that before visiting head
quarters he had reported his arrival to
the mine owners' detectives. He said
he had not. -
(Continued on Page Two.)
CHILDREN RESOLVE 1
. TO DDI TOGETHER
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Two Little Girls Form Splcido Pact
Becaune They Are . Burden -to
Their Folks. '
.(ContlnueJ on page Iwa). ..
(Jnaraul Special Serrlee.) .
, Cleveland, ( Ohio, June 8. Margaret
and. Helen Curtis, aged 10 "and 11, liv
ing with their grandparents '"on Xakota
street,' mixed arsenic- with' food, and
ate- it and -now they, are dying at St
John's hospital. '. They entered Into a
suicide' compact, 'the younger confessed
before she became unconscious, because
they wanted to'Joln their mother,- who
died a short time ago, and wanted to
lighten the carts of their grandparents.
They thought their grandparents -had
too muclt trouble, having been left with
four children; the other two being
younger than the suicides. Their fath
er la at MarysvUIe, Kansaa. - . -
Six People ..Killed and Two Towns
f. , Wrecked by Wind,
t (Journal Special Service.)':.,
; Marshall, I11Y . June I. Sweeping
across the state or Illinois, leaving a
trail of death and devastated cities in
Its wake, a cyclone struck the town
of York last night killing two people
and injuring a score, of others, some
of -whom are fatally hurt and will die
as a result '- ... -- k '
Without warning the terrible wind
storm swooped down upon York., tear
ing a lane through the most thickly
populated portion .of the village, de
stroying houses and barns and killing
two persons. . xne -aeaa are; ; -.--.
, Mrs. Pinkerton. ', . ; - ,-
U.ni 1w1r. . ' ' . - 1
Reports from the southern psrt of
tnjs county, where Tork is situated,
t.li of th. 'wnrkln of farm houses.
barns and fences and the killing of
many head of horses end catue.
Other portions of the state suffered
also. Dispatches from i New Mlnden.
Illinois, state that four, persons met
death when the cyclone struck thst
olace and that aerious injuries were
numerous. Partleulora - are lacking and
no list of dead has been given out
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Travelers Who. Meet Writh
Misfortune to 'Be Given
Immediate Attention and
a Surgeon Is to Be on
Hand at AH, Times.
' A few of tKe .many things printed
' When th human machine runs
down pensions for old age. .
Some plain truths about railroads
,Tby Tody, Hamilton. . ; -
Portland school -fo. wiucatlnC for
eigners. "Winners of - beauty f conteats "n'
other states. .
The county poorfarm - and those
in It. .
Youth who daisied the world but
died a pauper.
Religions that have proven to be
gold mines. ' i
The star spangled banner and Its
. forbears. vj A
River and three railroads brushed
aside for moael city. .
Fashion pages for women,- stories
for children, the funnies for ev-:.
.- ery one. .,-, , , - - , . ,
'All' the news of the world from
two great press associations and
'. " special correspondents from all
parts of the west la
: The Mammoth
An emergency hospital will be pro-
lded at the union depot by the North
ern Pacific Terminal company aa soon
as it la possible to make the necessary
changes in the arrangement of tne
rooms. A force of men is now at worl
rearranging the rooms formerly occu
pied by the barber shop. - The barber
shop will be moved into the men's smok
lng-room off ithe main corridor, and the
place formerly occupied by the tonsorial
artists,- will be converted, into , the hos-
nltal. - c
ine rearrangcmeni im nuw wcu uuuor
wav. ana it will De Dut a -snort time
oeiore tne nospitai service la compioio.
The quarters 'selected' are "being ritted
with all- modern conveniences. Opera t
J : laklo. .iir irK n. I . lM.lntm.nt. Ik.
necessary drugs, medicines and bandages
and all other, paraphernalia will be pro
vided, while a railway surgeon win oe
in attendance at the. hospital continu
llv - . v -'.- -. ,
The innovation will be t!ie first of its
kind west - of , Chicago, and' has been
brought about by the many cases of ac
cident or sickness which continually oc.
cur at the depot. - Hardly a day nasaes
when some traveler la not in need of
medical or surgical assistance while at
the depot and In many cases great in
convenience and sometimes serious
pnysicai results are caused by the delay
of securing treatment either from up
town physicians or from the hospitals.
The service will be of much use to the
. - (Journal Special Service.)
Constantinople, June The village
of Serai, on the Persian frontier, was
oeatroyea by eartnquaae fTiaay. ,
s Expensive Cyclone.
'."' (Journal Special ServleeJ ' '''" !
Bombay, June 8. -It is estlniated that
K AAA AAA w... ..l..t .In 4K. w,n.
Fireboat Responded Quickly and Towed Burning Lumber-Laden
Craft From Wharf Out of Harm's Way,
Jim Butler Lies in Twenty ' Feet of Water Boat
x : Will Be Raised as Soon as Possible Blaze Discov
; ered inr Fire Hold as .Steamer-Was About to Depart.
ATTEMPT TO WRECK .
Actuated by Fiendish Desire to Take
, Life,' Miscreant Tries to '
, ' . . , Ditch Train
Fire broke out in the engine room of
the ateam schooner Jim Butler at Linn
ton this morning and tt became neces
sary to scuttle the , craft in order to
save her , from destruction. " The fire-
boat. Geo. Williams responded promptly
and towed the Butler across the river,
where she was sunk in about 20 feet
Of water, She will be raised as soon
as possible and placed ort the drydock
for repairs. 1, j . . . - ..
The Jim' Butler was at the wharf of
the 'Clarke & Wilson' Lumber company
ready to depart for San Francisco-with
a cargo of 700,000 feet of. lumber-when
the engineers discovered a blaze in the
flrehold. v Alarm waa sounded but the
crew was - unable' to get at the flamea
with the fire fighting paraphernalia at
hand and so .telephoned to this city for
the fireboat. In the meantime a dense
volume of smoke gushed from the en-
?1ne room and drove the fire fighters
rom their position. The lumber cargo
rojr-hrf nnvpra.1 fppt above ther deck
and this made" It difficult to do much
good with the small nose available or
the ordinary -water' buckets carried on
shipboard. . '"' -v' "'.'-''-. 1 ? ' '''''',
When the fireboat arrived it became
evident that even with the heavy pumps
nothing could be done-with any degree
of Certainty of getting the fire under
lerfect control without nooding the en.
ire hold and so she was towed away
from the mill wharf and across the river
to a place with soft bottom and about
20 feet of water and scuttled. It would
have been impossible to sink the craft
in - deeper water as she would bjwe
floated on the cargo.
By discharging the lumber and put
ting a couple of powerful , pumps to
work, the vessel can easily . be floated
and towed to the drydock for repairs.
The extent of the damages to the in
side of the hold can not be ascertained
until the cargo has been , removed and
the vessel flouted.- .
The. Jim Butler left Portland on her
maiden voyage only a few months ago.
She belongs to the Olson-Mahoney Lum
ber .corrtpany of San Francisco, and is in
command of Captain William Olson, son
of the senior member of the firm. The
hull was built on Grays harbor and the
machinery .built and r installed s here by
the Willamette Iron & Steel Works.
The total Value of the boat is rfaced at
about $80,300. r -
The Jim Butler is a counterpart of the
steam schooner H. Marhoffer which left
this city on her maiden triD about a"
week ago for San Francisco in command
of Captain Nygran. . The Marhoffer,
too, belongs to the Olson-Mahoney Lum
ber company. ; - ... . .-
The J lm Butler la the second steam -
schooner running out of this port in the
coastwise lumber - trade to come to
grief during the past 10 days, the steam
schooner DaisyNFreeman having met a
serious mishap on the Columbia river
bar a few days ago while crossing' out
bound for Sap Francisco. . She returned
in tow floating on her cargo, a blsr hole
having "been stove in her bottom. '
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Former Professor at Washington Breaks Down and Ad
mits Murder of 3Iother-in-Liiw at Baden-Baden
When He Hears of. Wife's Suicide. .
' . - (Journal Special Bervlee.) -. v
Los Angeles,. June 8. Actuated by a
fiendish desire; to take human life and
cause, . terrific . destruction, pernaps to
vnt a arrudore aaalhst the Southern Pa
cific, another attempt was made yester
day to wrecgiiram o.. uie onuro
Line Limited, north-bound. - -It
was between West Glendale and
Burbank, where the south-bound 8hor
i. in. Limited was ditched at midnight
three weeks ago with-such disastrous
results. ' The train was running '40
miles an hour at a fcharp; curve.. The
engineer saw an obstruction ahead,: but
he could not stop, but slowed up. and
the locomotive heaved and bounded but
reihalned-on the track. ; The .trainmen
found a huge chain, sucn as is used lor
lifting wreck debris, had been placed
across the rails and -securely fixed with
barbed wire. The chain had been stolen
iron tie company In uiendaie,
. (Journal Special Service.)
Karlsruhe, Germany, June .8. When
he learned that his wife had committed
suicide,. Karl Hau, 'the young professor
formerly of the faculty of Washington
university, broke down and confessed
tp his guilt of the murder of his mother-in-law,
Frau $ Moll tor. at - Baden: Baden,
more than a year ago. - Hau has been
held' in prlaon here awaiting triat -
Hau Is a brilliant young man. -barely
35, .-with ' degrees ; from jinlverslt lea at
Treves," Freiburg and Berlin, 'h He 5 is
welt known In Washington society; in
which he has been an agreeable figure
for the last eight years. A few years
ago he went back to Germany, - where
his" family resides, and when he re
turnee! it, was to bring with - him. a
pllshed,, plainly of his own status in
society.- -. - -: I
She was Frauleln Molitor. daughter
of a woman of wealth Frau Molitor f
dwelling In Baden-Baden. They seemed
to be a nappy couple. After a year and
a little more a child was born to them.
The christening waa quite an event in
the social set of which Professor Hau
and his wife were part.
About a year ago Professor Hau and
his wife and child called lor Kuropa u
visit their relatives. After that Wash
ington heard no more of them until the
startling news came that Frau Molitor
had been murdered near her homo in
Baden-Badn and that her aon-in-Iuw,
Professor Han. had been arrested in
London charged With the crime. . -
Professor Hau possessed little more
than his salary as a university -. profes
sor, his wife's mother was very wealthy.
Her. death would greatly benefit her
daughter, wife of Professor Hau.
. Paris Police oa Trail.
f'That there was a deep-laid murder
plot was soon evident to the , police f
Paris, who were already ngngel In ef
forts to fathom an attempt to bring
Frau Molitor to that city on false pr--tenses..
In fact, the attempt wan suc
cessful, -but through some mlscHrrUurn
of the plotter's plans the vlult brouui
no harm to her. -
An urgent teleirram from Par! I i I
reached her at HHden-Baiinn. it j
ported to com from tne rM.- '
sick daughter, Mrs. Prof,Ns,ir r
took the first train fur thu Ki -Ital
and went to t.ie aiUr- t
In the telesrram, onlv ti i ' 1 i
(laughter wus not tlu-ia h . t
iinlng a wonum of
quence. Trim J: r r