Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972 | View Entire Issue (June 11, 1907)
FI-the "Want" Ads today!
cany - bargains. Your op;
tvsity nay be there.
.-. " Was
The Weater-r-8hower and cooler
tonight; Wednesday.) showers. 1
, -J. J .
VOL. VI. NO. 83.
PORTLAND OREGON, TU
PRICE TWO ' CENTS.
: r e rs nrs iin rr-w
,.STJne. ma ois
II ' I IV I I l?N I t I I " J r I ? : jSjts j J7Ti iTT. XX X. XV' 1 i I I 1 t I V I ; III I I I I r XII,
, ' ,
GRAFT If,l SIPS
COURTR 0031 SCENE DUKINO CROSS-EXAMINATION ' OF HAKRY ORCHARD
IISACIIOSS mi EW
W"1 P'lflHJ-.' "J'W
. Independent Firms in, Port- Concessions Being Sought by
lana i? all in snorts to liny Hotel Managers and Pro-
i of Eastern Vholesalers
; Held Completely lat Mercy
of Local Combine.
prietors of Cafes, ; Grills
and 7 Restaurants in Sun
day Closing Matter.
Stupendous Graft Fund ; of Attorney Manning Claims
rrotectlve Association is
c ; Closely Guarded Against
71 1 KMTy:Zrf
t' . v rt-' ....
Suspicion Never Issues
Checks in Dividing Spoils.
i;Harrv Orrhr1- - Attornr -John Mnmhr!" S -W ' H.! Miner; Mr.' Hvwood'a father: 4. Henrietta HaTWOOd! 6. Vernle Harwood: 6. MlSlV
That He Has 'Not Been I CSwrutheni. Haywood's-' half slater; .7, Attorney Leon Whltsell; 8, Attorney Peter Breen; , Attorney , C. 8. Darrow; , It). Mrs. Nerada Carrnth-V
! - , - - ers, Haywood's mother; 11, William D. ' Haywood; 12. Attorney John F. Nagent; IS. Attorney E. F. Ricnarasonj n, u. i wane, uiaiesman e-
ttlieu. upon aim rroposes porter; . 16. Martin, Egan. correspondent; 16, R. .J. Kenijody, correspondent; 17, Court Stenographer JtUDoy.
Giving No Leeway Tight
8cur In the wholesale robbery . of
Portland iwoDle through 'the secret i
operations of Its . 'onus" , Taft - ana
"over-charges," ; protected and abetted
-Strenuous efforts are. being made to
saw : John Manning's Sunday, closing
lid In two before the -district attorney
unpxi. v.-. , hM i with .th.m to 1k
the covering off after 1 -o'clock tn the
afternoon . U , the mayor the . chief of
police and the -newspapers are wining J
(hat 'such should be the Interpretation
,vua hvb wmmvw m-r ws -w
ORCHARD BELIEVES THE STORY
, " , . - v.-.v , f. -V- - - T - ' , . t V, r
4PsPafVafttiqP Allll"ll' ' ' - ' 1 1 r v 1 f ; ;. I I I
. Ing to phirablng. the plumbers" trust. In
' order Jo conduct its sand-bagging polh
.' cles : wltli more ' telling effect against
' the .wage-earner end hpme-bullder, steps
across the state line and receives stddt-1 "
,Iki,.i ...I.l.n. vnm 1l AfArlAmtlil J Of
of, the rani
Wholesalers in the eastern ' su tee." in
.violation of the Sherman antl-truat law,
', The complete,, systematic tfn an
hinmml fleeclnrf the Portland nubile
would 7 fall considerably -short of . the
blood-thirsty demands made upon It by
th. Plumhere' , Protective ; aeHoclatlon.
Were It not for thd fact that the inde
pendent ViumDer eiruggms tjwpermieiy
at the mercy of the wholesalers and
not only In Portland but -in Chicago,
Omaha, Kansas City and other eastern
centers where be attempts to Duy,
':''-'; .' risr&t tot Cxlstenoe. :
! i ne HJarpvnaenv .uuiiiurr who oaRina
tniHinexe In Portland immediately finds
MmKfiir nrrounnaa ov nanas or steel.
' talnt which he must battle eontlnu-
elly for existence. The length of time
. Jie remains 111 business, ' Independent of
the Protective association, depends upon
"his own financial ' resources and, such
utuld business, not in conflict .with
local trade conditions, ss he can com
ulori 'li met either with absolute re
fusal to sell goods or In lieu of that
trust. Turning; In despair to the eastern
bouses and unaDie to rorwara tne cre
Identlals which go with membership in
: the Plumbers' Protective association, the
same condition of affairs meets the In
dependent. -. '' t' ' : "tE
Mr. Manning, however, says
that ; he has' made neither concession.
promise., nor, statement;. to. ' those who
would split the statutes for . the sake
or : vmou irrigation, a . -i f .?. if.
' : ... seklns Ooneasslons. '.
' hLiC.' Bowera.' manager of the Port-1
land hotel, the managers of the Ore-1
gem, oi tne uueue ana oinrr caies, gruis
aod restaurants are active in seeking
ncesslons and jiave enlisted In their
Beautiful Variety Suggested
; by The Journal Will Prob
f W,v.,.v. .i.'"wi' 0
-The Caroline Teatout will be queen of
-T1 k. Ih, ba. ttnm fltlft
concessions and Jiave enlisted In thair I
behalf a number of prominent business rand Carnival, according to present plans.
men. A committee representing those mat particular variety of rose will be
who deiitre to have the latter half of thai . -.aav
i - i niian iiiinnv . ana, iiii i in i j j. . idui. iiii
day left open as a compromise with 1 Z"Z"ZZZZ.t 11. ...
Vfr U.nn n.'l mAlf rmrAto, ,h Run. IflgW HXMinUBI W'll liu viiv.
day closing of places where liqtior la under way, cmtets will be held each
sold, called uooi the district attorney I T? t0- cdo vvon what varietywill
MMrffi.& VSS bathes. 7TTC.5StnSi Vxd-edvelop
the town to run open, oeginning at ,i , T ih mlnL
o'clock .on Sunday arternoon previded T 1 1 Th hmtrfau&rtera of the Rosa Show
ik. i. ...ninritu hn iMnnnri an I A - the neaaquariers or tne now nraw
xusai to sell goons or in neu oi t
-the-price asked for material Is fi
" S5 -to SO per cent higher than. Is
quired of the plumbers belonging to
,r wnetner or not no naa agreea k. riiH with mora thn thev aur
to the half -lid. he said that he had not I rr.T,i.,r. ..r. e h. MrH,
men cvi.ivu pinu ,tu uw uw.
"Ton can say that I nave made no
concessions and ' no promises, : and do
not intend to do so,", ne saia. -It
would seem from Indications to be
the Intention of the saloonmen and
liauor dealers to allow the restaurant
the corral Is laid outof Portland, and rfiotei men. to-uae me rirst step
ross the sUte line and encircles the I in effecting lthef a setUement, a coin-
I to headquarters for distribution. '
Minv nrosDectlve DarticlD&nts In the
parade have domplained that they -are
unabl to secure trucks or other suitable
vehicles for displays Mt the parade. K.
F. Cannon has suggested that all who
have trucks or other vehicles that may
be used leave their names at headquar
ters. 329 Swetland building, In order
'.iit.ni Tilumblns' marketa.
If the Independent plumber In Port-
(Continuei on Page Two.)
sciifjuz is on
San Francisco Mayor Testi
fies' in Own. Behalf in .
, ' Extortion Case. ,
(Journal Special Service.
San rranciseo, : June ll.f-Mayor Ku
- gene F. Bchmlts, of San Francisco took
the witness stand to testify on his own
' behalf at 11 o'clock this morning. In his
' trlsl upon the charge of extorting money
from the keepers of French restaurants.
, With the calling of the first defense
; witness this morning in the Schmits
caee'the defense outlined a plan by
which It hopes to-break the chain of
evidence drawn aDOUt tne mayor.
win attempt to tear down the evidence
given by ex-Police Commissioner Rea
gan ana impeacn un witness. ? t--
The crowd in the courtroom was the
largest during the trial. Hundreds stood
fo thealsles and lobby. r i, ' ; ,
' The first witness was M. B. Scott of
the Walters' union, Through; him the
defense declares It will show that the
' attack of Reagan upon the Tortonls res
taurant was instigated by Reagan, and
I that Jfte entire i Una of attack was
I J-'Wined by the police commissioner.
Miieney fought the introduction of this
evidence, but wimoui avail. ,
Bohmits, Scott said, went to Reagan
and told him he couldn't unionise Tor-
tonl's and asked him If he could not
: take the license away. Reagan said ali
'". that would be neceseary would be to
, catch men " and women In the upper
rooms. Scott suggested that - he hire
.two men to engage rooms and have the
' proprietor send out for girls, Reagan
i approved the scheme, so . he got two
; men Who went to the plaoe and had the
; waiter send out for the girls. After
wards they gave Scott a check from the
! restaurant, which was turned over to
; Reagan for . evidence. Later he pro
v posed to go after the. Pay State restau
i rant, which . Reagan said ' was a, 4 bad
4 place. 4 . . ' i
f With the dclsl(ij of Judge Dunne
yesterday 8fternofl that .testimony
relHttv toaps of extortion other than
, thorn- r-otinfctPd with the French res
. tn..ir,iMt. should not be admitted in the
trln 1 f ; w Schmits the pronecutlon
abrur i its case against him.
nl if cctcd that his trial Will
Is r finished b7 tonight. ....
take the first step that propositions may be submitted them
witn reierence w oonveruna m
hides Into floats. . , t
by Mr. Manning In his announcement
that he Intended to enforce the Sunday
closing law., Mr.-Bowers of the Port
land Is outspoken In his disapproval of
tne provisions or tns statutes as apply
ing to hotels and restaurants.
- I agree that all barrooms should be
closed on Sunday," he said today, "but
I think It Is a grave mistake to say to
people coming to the cltv that they can
not have wine or.' other liquors with
their meals If they so desire. - The law
does not legislate against a man having
wine with his dinner on the other days
of the week. nor on Sunday In his home,
but it eays that he cannot have the
privilege if he happens to be a stranger
visiting at a hotel. I do not think it la
either Just or for the best Interests of
the city." . .;
When asked whether It waa his in
tention to shut up the grillroom of ' the
Portland on Sunday, .Mr. Bowers stated
(Continued on Page. Two.)
PARMER IS KILLED IN
" - '" . ":
,'' - (Journal Special Service.)
Ashland, Ky June ll.Wohn Weber.
. bllluf in m ilnrm Immt
night. Wires were torn down, buildings!
unroofed and stocn muea.
KAISER AND CZAR TO
(Innm.l gnwlal Servtee.1 f :X
Stockholm. June 11. The kslser and
csar will meet during the summer 'for
another of their famous political, con
ference. . The meeting - place la kept
secret ,".V-' . : v"i
DEFENSE INJURES CASE
Richardson's Ponderous Probing Has Placed; Assassin on
1 Tedestal When He Should Be.Spurned by All Men :
no on Tnfrtrmoi Jinn TiiTnnnT. -y -r p-.
as an Informer and Turncoat
Interstate Commerce Commission. Asked, to Force Joint
Rates From Railroads Through Roso City Gateway .
-Oregon Mills Oppose the Move;
' (Wiihloftoa Boreas ef The loornaL) i
Washington, June 11 North , Pacific
coast lumbermen today brought before
the Interstate commerce commission an
other i pussling point '. of transportation
law shall there Issue a mandate com
pelling the Hill lines and the Harrlman
system to . make effective i a ' Joint
through rate otu lumber via, Portland
for the, relief 'of the Washington mills t
A." C, Douty ; of Douty, Washington.
was en the stand this afternoon before
the Interstate commerce commission un
der cross-examination by J. N. Teal,
counsel for the Oregon' ' Intervenors.
Teal drew out facts .to show-that th
congestion In -the Oregon lumber mills
Is fully as great as in Washington.
The opanlnff statement . made - this
morning by A. C, Griffiths, counsel, of
the Pacific, coast juumber - Manufao
turere' association, at Seattle, was fol
lowed by Counsel. Kerr for the Northern
Pacific W. W. Cotton for the Union Pa
clno nd J, N, Teal for the Oregon ln"
tervenorS. A. C( Pouty was the first
witness called by the petitioners, t J. ,
W. Woodworth. the Northern Paclfle !
traffic manager; 'W. E. Skinner of the
O. R. & N. and Phil Beuhner,W- B.
Ayer of - Portland and others are : at
tending.. ' r - , v ,s : ' " I a V
Juget sound lumbermen presented al
mills of western
Washington,' wbloh"cut annually 1,900,-
000,000 feet of. lumber, and 451 shingle
mills, which cut' 14.200.000.000 shingles
yearly," now,, have , ready for shipment
Zo.vuU' csrs or loresi prouucia jniu inn
territory served by tne Union Pacific
and connections, which .represents the
annual normal demand In that terri
tory, and that 110,000 cars of such prod
ucts originate7 annually In western
Washington,, and urged that the com
mission should compell the . Northern
Pacific and Union Pacific , to make- a
through joint rate to the Portland gate
way. To afford relief to western Wash-
was ; , filed several
weeks ago, and on May 16 the Oregon
millmen filed a protest, bv the Oregon
and Washington Lumber Mannfacturers'
association, comprising millmen In
southwestern Washington and western
Oregon. It is alleged that 100 mills in
their territory cut annually 1,000,000,000
feet of lumber,, for which the Union Pa
clfle eyster is now unable to furnish
more than one third enough care.
-i Oreron XUla Object, i
A. C- Dixon, chairman of therailrfjftd
committee association, asserted as an in
stance or the congestion or tne western
Oregon lumber traffic - that the , Booth
Kelly company of Eugene now. has
10,000,000 feet of lumber awaiting shlp-
XCentlaued ea rasa .Xwo4
(By Hugh CNelH, Special Commissioner
for. Denver Post and ' Oregon Journal.)
Boise. Idaho. A June , 11. An - hour of
dull questioning in the 'fourth day's
cross-examination of Harry 'Orchard and
yon begin to feel that the defense would
have 'been better advised to pass him
un without a single Interrogation' and
then leave the corroboration of his tes
timony to the prosecution. As It stood
originally only the story of an Informer,
He - bad admitted himself sn assassin.
an Incendiary, a traitor to the hand that
. under ' Ennllsn legal cractice. arm
under the Draotlce of . the ancient and
honorable stat oi . Atassacnuseits, too.
how many of the statements Orchard
mads In the first Instance to Mr. Haw
ley would have been ruled out as in
admissible? Many of them were in.
capable of Independent corroboration or
ndeoendent refutation ana were mere-
fore. . under- the courts of England and
Massachusetts, not "legal evidence,'! but
western ' practice, and even New York
practice would admit- such - statements,
and thev were admitted here. . In any
case tney were not .very important.
Believes, Xla Owm Story.
The vital rarta of Orchard's state-
ments were those detailing his alleged
Ha v wood or either of them, to commit
certain sundry murders. Now, taking
thoae statements, orchard may or may
not have been, stating demonstrable
facts, but there Is no douDt that, tn
making them he believed- them to be
absolutely true. -
Whatever Orchard Is doing, he Is not
conssiously lying. He believes-what he
Is saying. ' He believes that he has
sinned ' so grievously- against mankind
and . against -the.-Lord Jesus Christ who
died for sinners, that he must make
MUST BE CLEARED
Chief T Gritzmacher H . Warns
Owners fo;Remove Brush, '
4 Thistles and Weeds
public confession of his sins before he
seeks the absolution of Almighty God.
He asks and looka;for no forgiveness
from: man, ' '
k The morning of his first appearance
in court ne saia to a msn woo mi osra
close to him for year:
"I am' going to tell the truth. , I am
not going to spars myself, snd when
this case la through' I am done with the
. - Testimony Is Unshaken. ,
-We are now in the fourth day ef this
patient.' detailed, , consecutive .croas-
examination and io material statement
made by Orchard has been shaken at
all. The state may fall to corroborate
his -statements by Independent testi
mony. The defense may succeed In
destroying his statements by rebutting
evidence, wui tne long, tedious cross
examination of Richardson has been
valueless. He has traversed every aues
tlon asked by Hawley and every answer
made oy urcnara wijn painiut minute,
ness. . , - . : j.
Ha naa in several instances strength
ened the case for the prosecution by
confirming tne rnenaiy relations exist-
inr btwen,orcnara. !avwooa. .petti.
bone and Moyer. -He has left openings
for the prosecution to- submit matters
n 'examination that would not have
been otherwise possible, j: He has ' elic
ited that this assassin once committoa
bigamy and "sometimes told a He." - But
he has not shifted Orchard's testimony
an incn irora urn vnginat luunuaiion.
-. Stmigthsaa Bradley Tale.
For two hours. .this morning be made
Orchard, tell all about his attempt to
assassinate Bradley In San Francisco.
And 'every question Richardson- asked
Orchard only 'helped to strengthen the
truth of Orchard's stovy that he had
actually attempted to assassinate. Brad
ley, it was very pretentious wora: it
sounded painstaking and thorough
going: the Questions asked were, all
asked in a loud- slow voice and a large,
slow way. but 'they never trippea orch
ard once., Orchard Is either telling, the
(Continued on Page Two.)
HE GOT POWDER
Orchard. Follows Usual Tacj
'tics ofNot Fi
Northwest Furniture ' Ei
change Terminates Illegal
Relationship and Twenty
4 Members Plead Guilty and
Pay Fine in IT. S. Court.
District Attorney's Office
Considers Great "Victory
Won and It Is Anticipated
That All Defendants Will
Very Shortly ; Capitulate.
, -. . y fJoaraT Ppecbt Servks.)
,, Boise, Idaho, June lL-For nearly aa
hour this' mqrning Attorney Richard-
Son . Interrogated Orchard relative to
his attempt, to 'murde Bradley In Ban
Francisco without-duplicating, anything
which would tend to-shake his original
tory. Orchard followed bis usual tac
tics of. not fixing dates nor places ab
solutely. .' ''. . v
Richardson tried to get hint to declare
positively that the powder wae-bought
from tne. judson r owaer company, out
all he did say waa that It was. 'He de
scribed how he got the nowder but could
not remember what the man be bought It
from looked like.
. The furniture trust la burs ted. In I
set of resolutions passed. by the North
west Furniture Exchange, the members
agreed-to dissolve and terminate their
relationship,. and to that effect It whole
salers and manufacturers, together with
four retailers, appeared , before Judge
Charles . E. Wolverton . In the United
States' district court' this morning,
pleaded guilty and were fined 125 each.
This Is considered a great victory for
the government, because It Is believed
that the wedge has been Inserted that
win make all or the defendants capitu
late and enter pleas of guilty. Immedi
ately after court a rumor was spread.
mat the Oregon Retail Furniture Deal
ers' association, the state association of
retailers, bad dissolved. i. This report
could not be verified, but those who are
on' the inside say .that auch action will
be taken either formally or by a gen
eral exodua of the members from the
association, . ! , , , t
;.f sir Firms Pay rises, . .
The big firms that entered nleas of
guilty this morning and were fined $25
were: Waahington k Parlor Furniture
company, Tacoma; Carman Manufactur
ing company, Portland; Seattle Mattress
at. Upholstery company, Seattle; A.
Merle Co., Portland; George E. ' K.
Fltchner,: Robert E. Bristow. Portland: i
Portland Mattress A Upholstery t com
pany, Portland; Oregon Casket company.
Portland; Oregon Furniture Manufactur
ing company, Portland; F. 8. Harmon
sc Co.. Tacoma: Heywood Bros A Vk. '
field, Portland; Henry Tonatng, Theodore
Tonslng, Portland; V. N. A BT Walter &
Co., San Franclscoi Peters & Roberts.
Portland; Doernbecher Manufacturing -company,
The retailers fined $25 were: H. J.
Lestoe, H. Goldstein; Richet company
Boise. Idaho. June llThe'only ap
parent efectlveness of the examination
of Orchard relative to hie attempt to
blow up Governor Pea body was to se
cure a wealth of detail as to how he
operated. - He described at length the
tnonnfarlnm of th' bomK how It'WaS
placed in the ground and the manner j retailers were represented ; by D. P.
In which wagons driving across tne wire I rric, assistant secretary or the furnl
wtth which It was to be exploded pre-1 ture exchange. Mr. Price said that when
vented the accomplishment of his pur-1 the exchange was formed Ha sole object
- . - .. . . i waa to nana in aaira lAMrhM f..
H. rfaorlhd at lenath tha and 1. Rubensteln. all of Portland. '
aii oi tne aeienaants except tne lour
Orchard declared he had not gambled
that winter and never went with Adema
to his house and told the folks be had
won a great quantity of money. ... .'
.-"Rinhardaon'a - Questioning was .tire
some In the extreme, particulariitng re
garding minor matters which seemingly
had mue Deanng oo uu
1 Orchard denied ever' having shot at
or being shot at by a policeman while
trrln tn kill Peabodv. - -. '
M aald Max Malloh in Denver asked
him to blow up the hotel at OlobevlUe
which waa occupiea oy roreignsrs act
ing as strike breakers.. When he asked
If be had not gone to -Mancn ana toiu
htm. "Here Is a damn good opportunity I
to get 160 scabs in a bunch," he stated
that he. bad said nothing or the kind
nn that Mallch asked him to do the
lob, 'as unless they were killed off his
Business - was gone, as the union men
ware his chief customers. - He said he
was willing .to do the Job.- but. Haywood
told him not to ao it., .
to band tha dealers toaethar tnr
self-protection In regard to credits. He
said that at the- time of organisation
many dealers were going into bank
ruptcy and the dealers bad no way of
getting their money from the defunct
firms. Later., he said, the association
drifted away from Its primary object
and began maintaining and regulating
PORTLAND BOHD ISSUE LEGAL
(Continued iws Page Two) ' j
TRIES HIS BEST
Bert Henry, Rock Pile Pris
oner, Attempts Escape and
Suicide at Kelly Butte.
' Bert Henry, serving a . nine-months
sentence on the rock pile at Kelly Butte,
. With the sdvent of summer ' Chief
Grltsmacher Is already laying his plans
rigidly to enforce the ordinance relative
to the clearing of all vacant property of
brush, thistles and weeds. It la. the in'
tentlon cf the 'authorities to compel
property-owners throughout the city to
obey - the provision - of the ordinance
and thereby minimise tne danger of ojs
astrous fires tn addition to adding great
ly to the beauty of the town. : ,
-The -chief has addressed the follow
ing communication to Captain Moore of
the day relief anem tne matter:
. "Last -summer the day relief under
your command made Quite an effort to
enforce the provisions of the ordlnsnce
No. 14,656, requiring property-owners to
clear their lots; and especially vacant
property, of tall grass, brush, thistles,
weeds, etc. Considerable good work waa
done by the officers In that direction
and Improvement in the appearance of
Vacant property was quite noticeaoie.
"Therefore, tne work or last summer
should be followed up . with even
stronger efforts to make ' people - cut
down and clean yp the growth of tall
grass,: weeds, thistles, brush, etc., as
the-ordinance requires- and thereby as
sist In making the -city more beautiful.
Tou will therefore Instruct the. off leers
of the day relief to post themselves
thoroughly on the provisions, of this or
dinance and to notify , all owners or
sgents of property found In bad shape
to clean up, and If they fail -to do so
after being notified -make-complaints
and ret warrants for aU attch della-
Bankers Give Opinion That Election 1 Technicality Does tried to escape yesterday by breaking
- - W "... ' wav-out of the stockade with the
; ' Not Invalidate Big Issue of City, Securities. Ln- . hammer with whicb-he was breaking
, V J angered by Devlin's Neglect. - .
The 15,000,000 bond Issues voted, at
the last eiaelflm are gilt edged, accord.
ing to Some of the leading, bankers and
bond, houses f Portland. A. canvass of
the clearing banks today, resulted in the
uniform opinion expressed hy the bahk
officers, that the legality of the bonds
does not come within the province of a
banker, but is solely a matter or law,
If the banks' lawyers say the titles are
good, tha bank takes them as good, and
concerns Itself only with the financial
Side, such as the security behind the
bonds, rate of Interest, and other .mat'
ters apart from the validity of the Issue.
As for the bonds voted at the ..last
election tha eiearlng house bank offi
cers declined to express a definlts pin
ton, saying that so far there bad -been
no occasion for their lawyers to pass
on them, that the bonds were not yet Is
sued, and that It was not the practice
of banks to put values on securities not
in ..l.i.nr. - Unit nt tha , hanlra
referred to Morris Brothers, bankers, in
the Chamber of Commerce building, say
ing that tnis firm anew more aoojit tne
bond market and the . conditions gov
erning bond- Issues than perhaps any
Other local firm.- C. K. Williams., man
ager for Morris , Rrothsrs said , this
morning: " .. -" -
There Is hotnlnv In alt this talk about
tbi bonds- not being absolutely- good because-
of the failure to advertise the
election , acoordlag to the strict letter
rock and afterward tried to hang Him
self. Henry is the prisoner who at
tempted to commit suicide recently by
slashing his throat with a pair of
shears. ' '
Our supreme r court, like Chapman that Henry is seeking to be
supreme ' courts,"- usually I declared: insane- in order to escape hav
ing to wora. . rxnurw ajiare uimseir
vv nne me guards were watch-
of the law,
most : other
gives opinions based on reason and com-ns
. w.....-..- "-v. --itne stockaae wait and oegan: tnumpittg
whipped, or of lawyers who want every- , board -with his hammer in an ef-
f t- . ""v ",u,rirort to nreax , out. - The guards began
it mTght lnconvenlencebr cost the pub- ahooting around him, not Trying to l
Ho, But on either grounds, common J him; with the Intention of scaring hiw
purely technical. 1 would glad-i..V r--n , .u
ly. agree to win such a suit, friendly or I , Henry refused to b scared b tha
otherwise, for this. slight slip-, in
election Is nothing new In the bond board until the
"Take that ease In Spokane over
1160,000 . of refunding bonda nearly a
parallel case. The law says that the
election must be advertised for 20 davs
It was advertised for only 25 or SS davs
I have forgotten 1 which.; Suit was
brought sgalnat the bonds on the same
grounds, aa the talk Is here. ; .
'The euDreme court held that while
the full letter of the law had not been
carried out. Its Intent had-been; that
everybody knew-about the election, and
that it waa all right. v.-
Ttua is - omy one or many ' similar
cases. There will be no .question among
the bond houses over the" legality of the
bonds. A friendly suit Is almost cus
tomary, and , when once the supreme
court has pased on the Issue no power
can undo it. They cannot reserve them
selves on the same matter. -This Is the
eourt of last -appeal In such matteia.
AU talX . i..onds-i.t-e4ged4,"
I ahooting and kept on' hammering at the
the stockade and drove him. back to
nards descended Into
work. He was then locked In the dun
geon, where he tore off His clothes an t
made, a rope with which he tried t
hang himself.' The cloth rope broke and,
he fen to tne floor. -:
Chapman saya that Henry ' had re
quested his fellow prisoners to mult
his fingers, with their hammers, sn tn
would not have to work, but no of
them would accommodate Hm an-l
Henry himself snemed to luck ih n.rv
to do It. A ball and rha,in ( a !,'.
out and-placml on H.-nry'a f"t, am
Chapman, and ha wtil . m -. t i
tempt any nior e'-fi:)-. ai -i i j . . ,
to-crag it at,?it the
wniie he br..!iR r. t.
The suoriiiti-ri.i".t 1
Henry's ttni,!.t i , . !
end that h t no n -Mmnolf.
I.- v it.
reon ti 1 t
(In. -...I lj i ; , .
,. I r y