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VOL. VI. NO. 135.
J PORTLAND, OJtEGON. SATURDAY EVENING. AUGUST"' 10, 1907.TWO SECTIONS 18 PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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1 .Western Union Imports
Crew of Operators From
r Gotham to: Take Place of
: Those Who Went' Out on
Secretary Russell WiU Ask
That Federal Officials
r Take Charge of All .Wires
in .Event Present Tronble
r Spreads. Farther. .
i :, (Jeamal Special Berries.) ..
Chicago, Au. 10. Secretary Russell
: of the Telegraphers'- union la now eon
f erring with tbe attorneys of too union,
preparing. It- la said.- to-ak the federal
1 government to seise .the properties of
: the Western Union -and Foetal, pravld
lng the strike spreads. Under the terms
; of the federal statutes the government
Is given power to take over the proper
jties f the "telegraph companies a a
matter of pubUe-expedience, when the
. companies axe unable tl operate them.
; The featnre of the local telegraphers'
strike situation was" the arrival today
of tt ' non-union operators from New
;York to do scab duty. They were hur
ried Irom toe aepoi to tne western
Union building under a heavy guard.
Aside from hlasee and cat-calls, no
demonstration marked their march lo
the--company's ornce. Teiegrspn orxi
eials say if more atrlke-breakera will
' arrive from St. Louis today, s ' - - .
In a statement made today - General
Superintendent Cook, of ' the Western
Union, declared 100 operators were at
work. - Union leaders deny this, declar
ing before the strike breakers arrived
there were not more than 10 operators
working for the Western Union. . -.
. .'Offices Swamp, v'-'v-v;' f --
Postal officials also claim they ' are
making good headway, but a represen
tative of the United Press could find
only 11 men who were trying to do
the work: of SIS operators. - The offices
of both companies are badly swamped.
They are resorting to long distance
telephone and special delivery with lit
tle success. - ; ..... .
At noon-the executive committee ef
the union met-with Secretary Russell
to map out a campaign. ., President
, Contlnuer on Pa-re Two,
5 ' 1
Funml - Services ; Over Re
mains of Liebcs Held at
Undertaking Chapel. -
Y A double funeral will bs held this
afternoon at 4 o'clock from . Flnleys
chapel over all that Is mortal of Harry
C Liebe and bis wife, whom he slew
Thursday night" afterward sending
bullet crashing through his bead. The
double funeral which marks the final
chapter In the pathetic story of domes
tic Infelicity resulting in the sensational
murder ana suicide la to be conducted
by Kev. John K. Straton of Chlcaco who
Is temporarily filling Dr. Broughsr'S
pulpit at the White Temple. -
Parents of Tlotlma Arrive.
Judirs Oeorge Llebe and his wife of
The Dalles, the parents of the dead man,
arrived lri Portland last night. Mrs,
Pitt man, fie mother of the murdered
woman accompanied by her two daugh
ters and the young orphaned son of the
couple oame to this city from White
Salmon today to attend . the funeral.
The services will be private, only the
relatives and a few Intimate friends at
tending. The Dallas lodges of ths
Knights of Pythias and the Elks, of
which Llebe was a member, sent several
magnificent floral offerings this morn
ing and the pallbearers will be members
of thess fraternal organisations, .
. Trihuto to Xdsbe.
- A tribute to the memory of Harry
Llebe Is fiKnlshed In a letter sent to The
Journal by a man who had long known
him, and who held him In high esteem.
The letter la as follows: -
"To the Eilltor of The Journal In
reference to the late Harry C Llebe, and
la justice to his good old father and
mother and his memory. I wish to say
Lwi intimately acquainted with Mr.
lebe, having been constantly in his
employ for more than two years. I
could always tell when he had taken a
laea of ber -which was Infrequent
y his lusht-a face and by his sctlons.
I hay'met Mr. LU-be nearly every day
te pane iwn vr iam monim, ana 1
dot believe. In fact I am almoat ooe-
Iva that he did not drink a dros of
anything during this period. Harry, as
He Wl" cummumjr mifjwn w mm a, tiooiv
boy. He was strictly honest In all hla
dealings and had the confidence of all
who know him. "" i
' "JOB E. AVCOX,
"Watchmaker for Staples, 113 Flrat it"
River Washes ; Over Grave
( and Brings Body of John
"l Brink to Surface Un
4 known Remains Had Been
: Interred Close: to Stream.
Deed to Lot Discloses Name
" of Han Found Dead Near
Gray's ILiverr-JYater Had
. Scooped Out Shallow Hole
Which Was Dug.
. Identification of the man who
found dead near Grays river over
month ago,' whose body was burled and
subsequently brought, to the- 'surface
again by the- waters which washed over
bis resting place and opened hls grave.
was mads- -known today when, a letter
was received by ths Title Guarantee A-
Trust 'company front' the authorities- of
Ilwaco, stating they bad found a deed
lo ths dead man's clothes, ; which" gave
bis name as John Brink.-, Brink's -re
mains were, bariad yea ter flay forthe
eecona una . .. , . . . . . ..
Brink's body was found n July By
a young eouple who were walking along
ine oanaa or m river. Apparenuy ine
mas had been dead for several weeka
and his body lay on the bank above the
river. The coroner waa notified and he
at one eent two men to take charge of
the remains, which were burled close to
An effort waa made to determine the
dead -man's identity, but no frienda- ar
relatives were found .and the coroners
deputies evidently forgot to search the
clothes for a clue so eager, were they
to dig the grave and dispose of the
body; .. - . - ..
The ground at this point on the river
s composed of clay and during high
water it Is washed constantly by the
river which leaps high up on the bank.
The grave waa shallow and the water
had a good play on the soil which had
been loosened by the shovels. ,
A few days ago a party of people
from Gray's river were horrified when
they passed the spot and saw two arms
and a leg sticking up through the
rround. A closer Inspection showed
that part of the body waa also exposed,
and over It all the water occasionally
surged from tbs river and swayed the
lifeless limbs. .
- Ilwsco authorities were asraln notified
of the disoovsry and deputies from the
coroners oriice removea tne noay rrom
the grave. Before re-Interrtng . It a
search waa made of the - dead men'a
clothes and in ths Inner pocket of his
coat - was found a deed to a lot In
South St. Johna which, bad been given
by the Title Guarantee Trust com
pany to John Brink, and the Portland
company today received a letter, stating
So far as known Brink had no rela
tives hero or in the state. .His remains
were burled again on the river bank,
but far-enough back so the water will
not ' disturb them. An effort will be
made to learn whether he has relative
hi the eaat No evidence was found on
his body which suggested either mur
der or suicide and It is believed that he
died 'from an attack of -heart failure.
Where he had- lived prior to- bis death
has not been learned. .
FOOT TORN OFF
BY WILD HORSE
Injured Man lies in Boad
All Night Surrounded
by Hungry Coyotes.
(Special Dlapatcb to' The JesnaL) .
Spokane, Wash. Aug. 10. While re
turning from town yesterday evening
somewhat Intoxicated, Ed Olson of Ta
coma. foreman of a concrete gang on
the - Portland V Seattle railroad- at
Waahtucna, tied the rein of the horse
he was riding to bis foot and lay down
in the arasa to rest. The horse be
came frightened and ran away, dragging
Olson by the foot. His foot waa broken
off and he was left out all night while
a band or seven coyotes howled near
him waiting for him to die. ..
His horse waa fend next morning
at a nearby farm bouse and a hunt lo
cated the suffering man. He Is In bad
condition, but the doctor eaya he may
live. Olson says he thinks his cries
for helD were ail that kent the eovotea
iram easing mm.
I , I
RAILROADS SOON MUST
FURNISH SHIPPERS CARS
After -August 18 Failure of dompliance 'Means Penalty
; ; of $2 Per Day for Each Car .Eequested, . Those ... v
Ordering Same to Be Beneficiaries.
v Beattlo Apartmento Ban.
' (Joarsal gpecfal errlee.) ' '
' Seattle, Aug. 10. Fire last night de
stroyed the Goldle apartments with a
loss of 150,000. It Is believed to be tbs
work of an inoendlary.
HO STRIKE, SAY OPERATORS
Portland Key Manipulators Decline to Leave Positions
-Unless Ordered to Do So by President Sam '
Small of Commercial Telegraphers' Union. ,
- Local telegraph operators reaffirm the
declaration that there will bs no strike
In Portland until the men are ordered
out by Sam Small,' president of the
Commercial Telegraph union. The local
union held a meeting last night and
adopted the following resolution!
- "Resolved that the telegraphers now
employed In the city of Portland who
are members of the Commercial Tele
graphers' Union of America, follow the
Instructions of President Small regard
ing striking in sympathy with theChi
cago ao,d other of floes. . , ,, . .
mall Xs notified. C
Following " the adjournment of the
meeting, the following message . was
wired to President Small at Los
Angnles: -' - - . J
"Meeting tonight voted unanimously
to follow your Instructions, but demand
you sanction action of locals already
out. We await your Command. Hard to
hold radical members.!'
Of-the 7 members of the local tele
graphers' union, considerable more than
half are in favor of conservative action,
and voted font nlrht that any strike
that may be ordered must have the sanc
tion Of the national organisation If it
Is to be orflcMally recounted and sup
ported. There were- s number of radi
cals, however, who favored an imme
diate strike and at one time laat titrlit,
prior to, -calling the meeting to order,
It looked as If there would bs a com
plete Ue-up today.
... Xaa An Vmloaised, .
Practically every' operator In -Portland
belongs to the union, and a strike
would result In closing both the West
ern Union and Postal Telegraph offices,
provided the Western Union employes
could Induce the Postal operators to
Join them la the walkout which Is con
sidered altogether likely. It la not
known what action the operators In the
Associated Press office would take In
the event of a walkout, although It la
believed that they, too, would leave
their deaka In order to make ths sus
pension more complete.
Western Union operators are now out
In Chicago, Minneapolis, Kansas City,
Helena, Omaha and Los Angsles. In
nearly every large city In the country
the men are said to' be holding meet
ings, but it la thought that In a great
majority of caaes action will be de
ferred until President Small gives the
, , Qrtevaaoe la Discrimination.
-The main grievance of the operators
la alleged discrimination by the West
ern Union against the union men In Its
employ. If a strike comes In Portland
It will be a purely sympathetic one, as
the men vigorously object to sending or
receiving a mraoage when a strike
breaker la at the other end of the wire.
It is this condition which has caused
nearly all the trouble for the Western
Union la ths largo cities named,
'. : ' -.-I X
After Sunday, August It, railroads in
Oregon will be obliged to furnish ears
aa ordered by shippers or psy to ths
shipper a penalty of .11 per day for
every car which they fall to furnish.
On ths other hand, the shipper oa whose
order cars are furnished by ths railroad
company, will be subject to payment of
a penalty -of H per day for every car
bs fails to load within 4t hours after
such oars have been furnished. ' . . ;
Apparent Beaefloea scatter. :
Effective August II the demurrage
clause of .ths Oregon 'railway commis
sion law passed laat March will bring
Into complete operation ths full force
of that apparently, beneficent measure.
It was provided by ths bill that ths
railroad companies should have . six
months In which to make ore pa ration
for complvlng with the demurrage rule.
As there has been a general betterment
of the car situation since the railway
commission began its work laat spring.
It Is -assumed that the railroads are
trying to comply with i the law, and
that they are proceeding' on the expec
tation of fulfilling the requirements of
the demurrage feature whenever It shall
become effective.- . ,
There -has been little complaint from
shippers for several months on account
of tne scarcity of cars. The movement
of the wheat crop will, however, begin
Just about the time the demurrage
clause goes Into effect, and It la feared
that trouble will result to the a-eneral
shippers In commercial lines. . or that
the farmers will safer for lack of
cars. Should this occur, ths demurrage
aw .win do apaeated to ror reliel.
The most Important features of ths
law are here given;
There shall be no discrimination ' by
tne ran roe a company in rurnianing cars
to applicants. - The shipper shall make
application in writing to ths agent of
the railroad line on which the ahlpment
originates, and ask for ths number of
cars desired, said cars' to be delivered
st the station or sidetrack as directed.
If the application be for five ears or
less they shall be furnished within five
days. - Mors than five or less than ten
cars shall be furnished within 10 days.
More than IS cars and less tbsn 10- cars
shall be supplied within It daya If
tbs application be for more than SO
cars they -shall be furnished within
SO daya Said ears shall be' suit
able for the purpose of the shipper, and
shall be furnished at a piaoa convenient
for loading, ' i . , . . -.,
Every such application shall state the
number of care wanted, the time when
and place where desired, the kind of
freight to be shipped and the final des
tination thereof. The place where said
cara are desired to be loaded for ship
ment shall be at some station, switch
or siding on the line of the railroad
to which application Is made. The ap
plication for cars may be made to any
of floor or general agent of the railroad
(Continued on Page . Two.)
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Happy Takes a Nap Don't mtna Jimmy I he's the real sport. '
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Till -sVAzrvu Bbtktiiis-Lttle bandit of ' ths sand hills holds
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COIISTABLE MAY .
SIT AS JUDGE
-All Kinds -of Trouble Results
f , Oxer Dog Attachment
.ForiBent.: . ..
Difficulties are arising oa every aids
In connection, with .the attachment last
Thursday by a constable- of' a Great
Dane' pup belonging to Charles Walker,
colored. , Walker ' owed a rent 1 bill
amounting to soma 1100 and ths cred
itor, K. H. Calvin, want to an attorney.
The only property possessed by Walker
was this valuable eanlna and ths attor
ney, J. C Beckwlth, Immediately de
cided to take advantnre of the law.
passed at Salem laat winter making dogs
pereonai. property,, ana prougnc eiiaca
ment proceedings. . t. .
t . ooastable as gudga.
It ' la now likely that a constable's
Jury will have to be called to adjust the
dirncuitles that, have arisen over this
action, it la the first case of the at
tachment of a dog ever made In thla state,
although It lo quite common to attach
noraes ana- cattle, jl constame s jury
la, also an .unuaual proceeding and Is
resorted to in order to determine the
ris-ht under the l&w of m. eonatahle'a
action in a given; case. The constable
presides as Judge.
Max Cohn. attorney for Walker, baa
threatened to sue Lou Wagner, the eon-
stable, unless no releases the dog at
once. Beckwlth threatens similar ac
tion should Constable Wagner release
the dog before the action la tried out
tn Justice Rlsd's court. ' ,
. Pop Big as Poxy. ."
Meanwhile Constable Warner has the
dog. It la as big as a Shetland pony
and yet only a pup. It la a fine look
ing doc but :n coating tne county about
SS dally to keep It aa tt eats as much
as five men. Furthermore, it does not
nice its new home and keeps the neigh
bors awake nights- -
Mr. Chase of the Livestock Ex eh an re.
who took the contract from the con
stable for feeding the dog. now threat
ens to Jumn his contract and torn the
dog loose. Troubles are piling up thick
eni last, tie caiia up wagner at an
times of the night over the phone while
the dog Is furnishing muslo for the
neighborhood and threatens to turn htm
out. Wagner has refused to recognise
the protestations of the dog's keeper and
Insists that- should Chase turn the dog
loose be will hold htm reanonslble.
- -"The owner of the decc wk keeps a sr.
loon on 8 lx th street near Burnsida, is
Indignant and threatens all kinds of
things. The dog Is greatly missed In
the saloon by Its master ss Well as the
patrons of the place, and It Is reported,
business has fallen off rapidly sines
Constable Wagner assumed a protector
ate ever the animal. .
; ' EUGENE EMPLOYERS
(Special 'frispateb te The Journal.)
state labor commissioner, haa notified
the merchants and other employers of
girls In this city thst be will prosecute
the first one that breaks tbe lo-hour
law applying to women In laundries.
mechanical establishments, store, ho-
teia or restaurants ana similar nlnoa
lompiaini was mane tnat they were
doing so continually and the commla.
aloner made a special . .lp here to see
into, ine mailer, lie nn.la that nearir
every merchant end employer of girls
r womwn nave own nrenKing tiio iiiw
pass si ine tasi legislature.
C.B. Carl Caught in Wreck
age "When Freight Traina
Collide This Morning
Body Is Burned to Crisfl
Before Rescued. Lai
Flames ; Drive Away Thosa
mo Work Heroically ta
Reach Unfortunate Train
manTwo Cabooses Aro
Burned, -.ju . - .
' (Sseelal Waoatch s Tie JeemaL) .
Kalama. Wastu. Aug. It. Conductot
C B. Carl was killed In a rear-end col-,
llsloa on ths . Northern Paclflo. which
occurred hero at 4:50 o'clock thla morn
ing between two freight trains, and bis
body burned to a erisp In the lira which,
subsequently , destroyed the cabooses.
Carl's body was buried beneath the
wreckage and despite the efforts of halt
a dosea men could not bo removed bo
fore the beat of tbe flames drove them
from their rescue work.
Carl waa In charge of a dead-head
crew occupying a abooae which waa
coupled on to the Tegular caboose at
the rear of extra No.. 17. . The train,
was on the main track and waa wait
ing for orders when extra No. 140 cams
Into the Kalama yards. ,. .
Engineer JacoDua, wno was onnn
the locomotive on the second extra saw.
the train ahead of him and applied the
air. For some reason the brakes faiiea
to work and the train piowea us y
Into the rear of extra No. 107, tele
scoping both cabooses and smashing a
boxcar soma distance back of Jaoobua'
angina . . .
Conductor .Carl was caught ' in the
wreckage and went down with the ca
boose when it toppled over on Its side.
The rest of the crew escaped and lent
their aid In fighting the fire which broke
out almost aa soon as the wreck oo
eurred. Nlgbt Operator R. Gross rang th
Are bell for the volunteer department,
which responded, but leaky hose pre
vented effective work and the flames)
soon drove those who were swinging
tbelr axes and using crowbars in an
effort to get Carl from the wreck awaj)
from the burning cara. ,
Both cabooses were completely de
stroyed and the engine on 140 was bad
ly burned and marred by the flames.
The transfer boat Tsooma came up the
river, but did not have sufficient . hoso
to reach the Are. ' .
As soon the the flames died down
the rescuers went to work in the
aahea and smoking embers and recov
ered portions of Carl's body, which waa
burned to a crisp. - Several gold and
silver pieces of money- which he had la
his pocket were found beslds the re
mains welded Into an unreoognlsablo
masa of metal He la Survived by a
widow and child.
- Extra freight No. 1ST was In char
of Conductor William Eckler and En
gineer Caldwell. The collision occurred
without warning and none of the crew,
on the latter train waa given an op
portunity to prevent It. Had the air
worked aa it should on the second ex
tra the train would have been broushS
to a full stop long before It crashed
Into the caboose.
The track was cleared by 1:30 o'clock,
the North Coast Limited being bel.f
here for a couple of hours until the)
wreckage waa removed..
" v ',-- " . " "- , -
Four Men Fall Into Vat and
lives Are Saved by
Piece of Wood. : , ,
, ' v (Joarsal Special Barries.)
Los Angeles. Aug. 10. Four estren.
lets wTkrng it the roof of a 10.000 bar
rel oil tank ta Whlttler field yeeterday
afternoon were precipitated by the
breaking of a girder Into 10 feet of
crude oil, and had a terrlflo atrwirle
for their Uvea. The reaervolr 1 7u,o,i
square feet in area, and as tne men
dropped about In the center, thoy w.re
in serious pllxht. They had to swim
snd kick their way to the allies, ami
there six fuel of allpnery eiiet!rm con
fronted them. One of them, John Tin I,
who wae unable to swim, anlc time a, I
avaln before he could be r. m 1
was almost St ran. 11. but fln,itr ki t
bin heed up by dinning tn s . , f
broken timber which hud fnllen li f r
them. It took half an hi to " -'
them snd they were pttinM. ! ,
exhausted and dripping irom h l i i
foot with oil.
-Auto Race May I!o I'af.iL -
(apeUI Plp.tra n TSe )..inl I
Seattle, An. 10. h!le ri' i r f
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two auto.Tinivjs nt-t l'i a r-"f
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