The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, September 28, 1907, Page 8, Image 8

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Wife of Known Insnr
, ance Man Said to Have
v Preferred Captain of Nor
wegian Steamer Henrik
, Ibsen and Gone to Orient.
King's Agent Assist Them
in Securing the Land.
Boise. Ida .
Praaa ' Wirt.)
dacy for Oregon State
''I shall be a candidate for the office
Sept. ;s - "exigencies f of railroad commissioner In the eleo-
i' Captain J. Reinertsen,' master of the
. Norwegian steamer Henrik Ibsen, which
came here recently, loading for the
orient In the Frank Waterhouse line. is j
' accused of having enticed Mrs. R. O.
Belland. the young and handsome wlfo
' of R, O, Belland, an insurance man of
"this city, to elope and Join him In Ta
. coma, where the vessel was sent to fin
ish her cargo and to coal for the run
across the Pacific.
" Friends" of Mr.BTlano" are" much
aroused over the case. Mr. Belland la
broken-hearted and feels especially
j i (t actile lyOTIl 1 TfU TI irW.J , ;
Los Angeles. BcDt. 28. The old mas
Barber People Had Timber-Drummer Announces ftmll-jrt
, , last night and though the professor
tried everything; be knew, George Mem
slo was there - when the closing bell
rang, a tilt battered about the head, a
trifle unsteady on hla feet, but still
as full of flaht aa u wildcat
Incidentally a record breaking house
saw one of the greatest fights of a dec
ado and when big Jim Jeffries hoisted
9 end or tne tweniiein
e Put a period to one or tne
nar test fights in the history or tne won
derful fighting machine from Baltimore.
The showing made by the sturdy little
Bohemian was a great surprise to every
man who witnessed the fight. Time
after time Joe nailed him with a wicked
right to the Jaw. or a thump to the body
which seemed to carry force enough to
fell a bullot-K. Memslc would tumble
Into . clinch for a few seconds and
come out apparently aa fresh as ever.
Kvery Jfiw rounds Joe stood up to ex
change rights and lefts, blocking Mem
slc's blows and shooting his own to the
mark, but never once did he have Mem
slc In serious trouble.
hv. .r.n .,., muu- ,!.... hie tlon next June. Th traveling meu nev-1 "... " "J" l.mVi"?i."
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pass title of certain lands In Idaho
through some party entirely reruoved
from association with the Barber Lum
ber company," wrote Jnnies T. Barber
of that company to fl. S. Long, manager
of the Weyerhaeuser company at Ta
coma. '"These are clrcumstanres similar
to those which made it necessary to use
my name In connection with some of
the Weycrhueuser Timber company's
To this letter lng replied. "It will
be agreeable to the writer to comply
with your wlHhes In the matter or tem
porarily being custodian of your real
estate In Idaho."
Long on the stand In the Borah ease
today. Identified both letters. The
dummy entrymen made their deeds over
to him. 1 lilted States Senalor F. A.
Foster told on the witness stand this
afternoon of Steunenberg's attempt to
have him rail off Special Investigator
Sharp In his Investigation of the fraudaj
In Idaho. Toe senator said when the
former governor came to see him ro.
grieved for his wife, whom he loves ' gardlng the matter he asked for a list
with the Heenost devotion
In taking her departure Mrs Belland
left ft note for her husband telling htm
that she had gone and would not return.
Jt was brief, but the more stinging.
, Consul Takea a Head.
Tba atory of the elopement lstoId
In n article appearing In the last
. number of "Portland Sksndlnaven," a
Norwegian publication of this city, and
It is understood that tne matter win
be laid before the owner of the ,
'steamer, William Terkelsen In Bergen, j
Norway, the article stating that further I
' details will be furnished by the local I
Norwegian consul. I
The Henrik Ibsen beara the dlstlnc- j
tlnn rf lino K'nrnriv'l lsrrest frelflrht '
steamer and Captain Reinertsen Is no!
small man. Those who met htm here
during the brief stay of the vessel de
clare he appeared to be a fine fellow,
of middle age, and of pleasant address.
A regrettable feature, however, is the
fact that he has a wife and six children
"in Farsund, Norway, who will likely also
be notified of the captain's escapade
while out in the far off western coun
try. The pride of Norway's merchant
- marine was here only a few days dur
ing the earlier part of last month, hav-
V lng come here from San Francisco un
der charter to load for China and Si
beria. ' Captain -Reinertsen experienced
no difficulty In being received among
Norwegian society and a number of
social affairs were arranged at which
lie figured aa tho guest or honor. Thus
' he became acquainted with Mrs.' 4tel
land who is an accomplished musician
andi a general favorite.
Xtlved Cn'Ser Assumed tfame.
According to the article In "Paolfic
Sk&ndlnaven" Mrs. Belland did not make
the trip to Puget sound on the steamer
Tut followed by train. Detectives em
ployed In- the case are aald to have
proved that Captain Reinertsen and the
woman registered in the sound cities
as Mr. and Mrs. Johnson of Ban Fran
cisco, California, and that they cut quite
Whether Mrs. Belland set sail for the
orient on the Henrik Ibsen, or went
- by some Other steamer Is not known,
but she' is said to have disappeared
from aight entirely when Captain Re-
of entries held up for fraud and was
given the list headed by tne uainn of
Arthur Anderson, the entryman who
testified here he had perjured himself
in securing tne lands. The senator said
he wrote to the land department about
the matter.
sCity and County Officials
Have Scheme for Cut
ting Expenses.
Nevermore will the city auditor and
county clerk tear their hair and gnash
their teeth hunting for polling places,
and then pay exorbitant rents. If the
city council and county commisslonera
adopt the portable, knockdown polling
booths that these two officials will
City Auditor Barbur and County Clerk
Fields have been quietly gathering data
on portable, knockdown booths and find
they will be much more acceptable than
the present system. The last munici
pal election revealed the fact that the
city was compelled to pay rentals on
polling places and furniture greatly In
excess of reasonable figures.
The -councllmen contend that the rent
wanted hy one furniture company would
have paid for all the furniture used
1 had the city bought it outright. The
city has resisted payment of the bill
i as presented by the furniture company.
I Mr. Barbur received a letter this
morning from San Francisco stating
that the portable polling booth plan
had been found most economical and
they should have recognition," said W.
K. Jeffress, a Portland traveling man
connected with Crane oi Co., dealers in
plumbing supplied
'The idea rias been brought to my at
tention, and I have derided that I will
ran. The traveling men will support
me, and my acquaintance among busi
ness men Is large as a result of 10
years of traveling throughout the state.
Hale of nlumbtiiK supplies ami water
pipe to cities has placed me In with the
right people who nave Influence and will
use it in my favor."
Mr. Jeffress aald the traveling men
are the best boosters and advertisers for
any state or community, and they have
urged him to he a candidate. Other
business acquaintances have told him to
go In for the prli", and advised him
that It Is within his reach. A southern
Oregon acquaintance told him It would
be practically a winning for him, and
that he should "go to It.
"I do not believe politics ought to
have anything to do with the railroad
commlsslonershlp, Mr. Jerrress de
dared, when asked concerning his plat
form. "The onlv thin to be consid
ered la the man, and it makes no differ,
ence what nartv he Is connected with.
That Is the right principle In regard to
this office, if pontics governed tne
question of selection. George C. Cham
berlain would not be governor of Ore
gon." Mr. Jeffress has been a traveljng
salesman for the Crane company II
years. The first six years wara spent
In California territory, and 10 years ago
he came to the service of the Portland
house. He is an Independent In politics,
and a stalwart advocate of the Interests
of the traveling men's profession. He
said he possessed a good general knowl
edge of the needs of the shipper, and
the principles of railroad traffic, that
would enable him to serve the best In
terests of the public. The first election
of a railroad commissioner occurs next
year under the new Oregon commission
law. The law provided that the first
three commissioners should be ap
pointed by the governor, and that sub
sequent commissioners should be elected
by the people.
When the bell sounded for the last
round Memslo cam up with a rush,
righting Ilka a little bull. After a full
round of. repeated rallies tha bell rang
with the men standing close together in
tha center of tha ring still fighting bard.
Clans said:
"Memslc la a comer. I am not shoot
lng any hot air when I say that Memslo
la the beat lightweight In the business
today, outside of myself. He la better
than either Nelson or Britt, and in the
condition that ha was in last nignt could
probably whin either, one."
Memslc said: ...
"I haven't . a word to ear. Gana la
certainly a great boxer, but as a fighter
I don t believe, that he could Knock me
out in twice 20 rounds.
Jamea Jeffries said:
"I rave the only decision that was
possible under tha clrcumstanoes. uans
Is by far the mora olever man of the
two. In fact, I cannot see that Memslc
ever had a look In. but he made an ex
cellent showing against auch a grand
ngnter aa uana. in anoiner year or
two Memslc ahould be the lightweight
champion upon tha form, displayed by
him last night." : . , - '
Plans for the Stark street dock are
rapidly nearlng completion and will he
submitted to the council at Its next
session by the harbormaster. The
sketches provide for a concrete dock
throughout and it Is estimated that
about 12.000 yards of this material will
be needed. A competent engineer has
stated that 160 piles will be necessary
to sink Into' the ground for a founda
tion for the concrete structure.
In the nlans as now outlined concrete
wall will be built out to the harbor line
on both sides of Stark atreet. These
will be connected at the harbor line by
a concrete end wall. I ne grane or mo
end wall will be 20 feet above low
water mark and a flight of cement
stairs will lead from the top down
across the face of the end wall to a
lower landing at dead low water.
By having a float moored alongside
these stairs the dock will be available
for all kinds of small craft, which will
be able to land at any stage of the
river. The Stark atreet dkek la now the
only free landing place in the city and
It Is the desire to make it especially
secure and attractive. It is hoped that
the dock can be In commission on the
occasion of. the visit of warships to
the next Rose fiesta and on similar
events next spring.
The cost will he slight, owing to the
character of construction demanded. It
la not figured that the concrete dock
will cost over IIS. 000 complete and
when the start is once made the marine
officials do not think It will require
over three or four months to build the
prominent leaders ' JIake
Addresses Fair Finan
'cial Success.
I convenient In thnt rltv The hnnfh.
fc nertsen learned through friends thatcn h located in any public street
, detectives were shaddowing her move- acwssioie rrom an pans or me precinct
ments. - lor district whenever required. After
The steamer sailed from Seattle the election Is over they can be caru
obout the first of the month and ahould fully taken down and stored away. In
: arrive In the orient in a few days. Mrs. this manner they ,last for years and
Belland could easily Join the captain on can be repaired or replaced cheaply if
the other side by taking one of the damaged. San Francisco paid about 97
line from British Columbia, At any each for her booths, but it is believed
rate ahe has not returned to Portland. "ey can oe procured more cheaply
Portland has some 69 polling pre
cincts, there being a total of 90 in the
county. Last June It cost In addition
to the expense connected with ferret-
, ing oui suuaDie places, an average
! rental of 110 a building for polling
j booths. The furniture brought the
i average up to about 20 a building.
1 It Is estimated that the amount of
I portable polling booths required will
be . about 18,700. to be shared Jointly
r i c'ti ii t 4. n j. I by the city and county. Both officials
Barber Strolls Into Conrad 8 j win place an estimate or the amount
: iiT UCU nil .Ileal court. UVC irKlBlH'
Driver for Pacific Paper
Company Is Taken Into
Custody This Morning.
San Francisco Editor De
posits Three Thousand
Dollars With Court.
Plaice and Is Jfow Wiser
Because .of Visit.
, Judge Frazer's action in sentencing
Mrs. John Conrad, alias Essie Wat kins,
to SO days' imprisonment in the county
jail and. Imposing a fine of 1600 evi
dently has failed to have any deterrent
effect on the criminal habitues of John
Conrad's .dive, the Pullman cafe, on
Alder atreet.
tlve bodies .for aDDroorlatlon at the be
ginning of the new year.
Though Malvlna Taylor brougnt suit
for a divorce from Robert A. Taylor, she
failed to get it, and the decree was
granted to her husband by Judge O'Day
In the circuit court this morning. Judge
ODay said he did not believe the
For attempting to drive his overbur
dened horse up the west approach to
the Steel bridge. Howard Ellis, em
ployed by the Pacific Paper company,
IQ2 Front street, was arrested and
charged with cruelty to anlmnls by Pa
trolman Croxford this morning.
The wagon, with Its load of paper
rolls, weighed 4,000 pounds, snd the
horse, after vainly endeavoring to stag
ger up the steep approach to the bridge, I
stumbled and fell. After the horse bad I
regained Its foothold a streetcar was
commissioned to push the wagon up the
Incline, but to no avail.
.Kills savs that his emDloyers wanted
to Increase the load before he left the
Complaints are made dally against
drivers who attempt to drive their over
burdened horses up the Incline.
Ellis was released after depositing S10
bail. His trial will occur next Monday.
(Pacific Coast Press Leased Wire.)
Santa Barbara. Cal., Sept. 28.
Fremont Older, who was taken
from the Southern Pacific coast
train here this morning, was
taken before Judge Crow of the
superior court and admitted to
ball In the sum of 13,000.
A, M. Richardson, a barber employed rharires of Imnrnner ennrtnet mari- h-
.In a shop at Fifth and Washington Mml Taylor, and would grant the di--treeta
and residing at 26 Jefferson ; voroe to the husband Instead, basing his
street,?, reported to the police at an j findings on charges of cruel and In-
. ! w Vni.M ,Vi. ml nln. that 1 a had . . . . . . . m . .
CBI1 JIUUI Ull. in-., mug . " . " ,wu
been robbed. -of a 1460 diamond in the
Conrad den. Detective Hellyer has been
detailed to make an investigation.
' Conrad, the proprietor of the dlsrep-
ti table resort, was recently tried in the
circuit court on a felony charge. The
'Jury stood 10 to 2 for conviction and
the case will come up for trial again
next month.
About four weeks ago a well known
saloon man was robbed of 1160 in Con
rad's place, but owing to the desire
: to avoid notoriety did not make any
report- of the matter to the police.
' ' gpecil Dtepitcb to To JonrnaLI
Roseburg, Or., Sept. 28. The Douglas
: Countv Teachers' institute, -wllich closed
last evening, attracted widespread at-
: tentlon. Many noted instructors were
in attendance from other parts of the
' state. Mlns Anna Knox of Portland
gave an Interesting talk yesterday on
drawing and -painting in the schools.
Her- work was well illustrated with
paintings and water-colors. The after
noon work was the regular routine. The
evening session at the opera house was
well attended. A literary program In
c terspersed with music, both vocal and
;. instrumental, was carried out. It closed
- one of toe most successful institutes
" aver bold in Douglas county.
numan treatment. Attorney Dan J. Ma
larkey, appearing for Taylor, said they
were wjinng io give xurs. Taylor 15 lots,
which is about one fourth of Taylor's
real estate. Judge O'Day replied that
he was about to suggest that IS lots
would be a fair settlement for Taylor
to make, though t..e party to whom the
divorce is given could not be compelled
to give the other anything.
(Special Dlipttch to Tbi Journal.)
The Dalles, Or., 8ept. 28 The track
layers on the north bank railroad are
pressing close upon the graders. Last
Tuesday track was being laid opposite
Celilo, about nine miles east of this
ctty, and it is being pushed forward as
rapidly as possible.
There is atone place, nearly opposite
this city, a fill that Is apparently sink
ing all the time. The contractor has
bent all his energies toward this point
for the past two months, but with little
success, and now men are wdrklng night
and day to overcome this obstacle.
They desire a solid roadbed by the time
the tracklayers arrive and they are only
a few miles away. If money and energy
can accomplish It the grades will be
ready for the tracklayers as soon as
they arrive at Grand Dalles, and this
can easily be accomplished If a solid
foundation can be found in the All.
Deputy Sheriffs W. &KHolUngs worth
nd Penumtra. Kelly have been In the
mountains bf the coast range all week
; hunting elk. They said they would re
turn aa soon as thy found an elk each,
-and the other deputy sheriffs have be
gan to beiievs that their continued ab
senoe means that th-y have so far
. been unsuccessful. They are- expected
to return today or Monday. They are
in the mountains under the guidance of
Deputy Sheriff Kelly's nephew.
; On Whitman Debate Council.
' (Speeiiil DIspuMl to The JoorosL)
Whitman College. Walla Walla.
Wash.i Sept. 28.At a special meeting
or trie college aeoate council Walter C.
Kcls of. the senior ctass was chosen a
nvwnbef of that organization in place of
ieorire B. Marquis, who submitted his
resignation. Alfred Uvengood. "08. was
selected m preidmV office former
)y occupied by Wt. Marquis. -The de
bate council, composed of three student
und two faculty members, has charge
f all matters pertaining to debate and
.raiorjw ij.,,... ,
NORTH IDAHO WHEAT j iimni8eWabsy
(Special Dl patch to Tb JonraaL)
Lewiston, Ida., Sept 28. A. A. Morse,
special representative of the traffic de
partment of the . Oregon Railroad & Nav
igation company with headquarters at
Portland, Is on a trip over the Nex Perce
prairie country, studying traffic condi
tions along the lines of the company,
and It is expected that upon his report
the company will decide upon its plans
for handling the business that will come
to It over the new Joint line now being
constructed from Culdesac to Orange
ville. As the season Is now far ad
vanced and much) of the grain Is being
hauled to the warehouses, Mr. Morio
will be able to make a close estimate as
to the amount of traffic which will be
sent over the new line when comDleted.
as well as from what points the bulk
of it will be handled.
(Special Dlapatcb u Tha Journal.)
Forest Grove, Or., Sept. 28. The
funeral of Dwlght H. Thomas, who died
at Carlton Wednesday of blood polson-
a wound sustained in a
sawmill, was conducted from the Con
gregational church here Thursday.
Principal H. L. Bates conducted the
service. Interment was In Buxton cem
etery. -
Thomas was 35 years of age and
graduated from Pacific university with
his A. B. degree In 1892. He was one
of the best football players In the
northwest In the nineties and an ex
pert all-round athlete. Some years ago
he was principal of the Forest Grove
public schools. He leaves a wife and
(Special Dlapatcta to Tba Journal.)
Olympla, Wash., Sept 28. The annu
al convention of county school superin
tendents, which has been In session
here the past four days, adopted a set
of resolutions before adjournment,
prominent among which appears to be
a boom for some unnamed school man
for state lanG commissioner. The reso
lution on this point follows:
"That, In view of the fact that the
school lands of the state of Washington
have been left to the school children
of our commonwealth aa a heritage, it
Is the sense of thla convention that
a school man be recommended as a
fitting and proper official to be ae
lected by the electors of our state for
state land commissioner. "
A motion was adopted that such
changes In the school laws be made
as will secure the following results:
More equal distribution of public
funds: closer supervision of rural
schools: more systematic administra
tion of school affairs; the enlargement
of the powers of the state office so
as to make It a greater rorce tn edu
cational affairs: greater permanence In
tenure of office for superintendents
and teachers.
(Special Dlapatcb to Tba Josraal.)
Pendleton, Or.. Sept. !. This la po
litical day at tha second district fair.
Though tha weather , is cloudy, tha at
tendance Is good from all parts of east
ern " Oregon. : T. T. Greer Is presiding.
The speakers are United States Senator
C. W. Fulton, Congressman R. W. El
lis, Dr. W. H. Coe; Jl W. Bailey and a
number of local meu. Political topics
are being discussed,- -
This is the last dav and the com
missioners find the receipts from at
tendance will more, man pav me ex
penses of the fair, while last year a
considerable deficiency existed.-'
Mrs. Millie E. Trumbull yesterday
gave an Interesting talk on the subject
of education before the thousands of
school children, She spoke in favor of
Detter Cltliensnio. improved - legislation
and equal suffrage. Senator Fulton and
others also spoke along these lines.
But in Spite of This 0. A. C.
Is Assured a Record
Attorneys-General of any
States Are to Meet at St."
Louis for; Conference. .
The Oregon annual conference In ses
sion In Portland has arranged an elab
orate program for Sunday service. It
Love feast, opens at 9:10, led by
Rev. John Fllnn.
Bishop Moore Is to preach in the Mar
quam Grand at 10:10.
Ordination and memorial service at
1:30 at Grace church. In the evening
at :30 an Epworth league rally, to be
addressed by Rev. Dr. Sulllnger and
others. At 7:30, Rev. J. W. McDoUgall
Is to preach and C. C. Rerrick will ex
hort. The Epworth leagur rally and Taylor
street will be addressed by D. H. .Trim
ble, and J. H. Coleman will preach at
At First United Brethren church W,
J. Douglass will preach at 7:80.
Central Christian church, corner of
East Salmon and Twentieth, A. J. Hol
lingsworth at 7:30.
First Christian church, Park street.
Rev. Alfred Thompson, Ph. D. at 7:30.
United Evangelical, corner of East
Tenth and Sherman. P. Conklln.
Congregational church of Lents.
J. Armstrong.
Laurelwbod. Mount Scott car, B.
(Special Dlapatcb to Tb J oar sal.)
Corvallla, Or.. Sept. II. Examinations
havs been on today at the Oregon Agri
cultural college and tha town la alive
wl students. Including many old but
a large percentage of new facea. The
entrance examinations will be conclud
ed tomorrow and matriculation day will
be Monday. While it la predicted that
the enrollment will reach 1.000 thla
rear, there are othera who fea. that
he increased cost of living during the
past year will prevent many from at
tending who would . otherwise have
come. Another fact that may keep
some at home Is tr4, board will nec
essarily be a little higher than former
ly and there are still others who have
written the Y. M. C. A. association that
unless they could find places to work
for room and board It would be finan
cially Impossible for them to attend.
All these facts will have a bearing on
the enrollment at O. A. C this fall,
but In spite of all there It promise
of a splendid year from every stand
point. President Kerr Is taking hold of the
work In a way that plainly demon
strates his fitness and ability for the
position, w
(TJiilted Pnm taad Wire.)
Washington, D. C, Sept. it. Presiy
dent Roosevelt, during tha coming week,
will make hla much-talked-of trip down
tha Mississippi river In tha interest of
the deep waterway movement. Tha
start will be made from Keokuk, Iowa.
Tuesday and on Friday tha trip will end
at Memphis, where the president wlU
address the deep waterways convention.
On tha way to Keokuk tne president
will stop at Canton, Ohio. Monday ta
deliver an address at tha dedication of
the McKlnley monument
Attorneys-general . of many of tha
statea will nyt in St. Louli Monday
for a two days' conference. Tha an
nounced purpose la to outline ways and
means to preserve state rights and to
prevent tha usurpation of These righta
by ithe federal government, and to plan
concerted action for- enforcing state
laws regulating trusts and other indus
trial corporations.
A large party of English cotton spln
nera will leave New York Thursday for
a,--! tha 'south. Tha tmjecttva
point will be Atlanta, where they will
attend .the Internationa) convention of
cotton growers, spinners and manufac
turers. Both the Democrats and the Repub
licans in Massachusetts will hold their,
state nominating conventions Friday.
Curtis M. Oulld Jr., will be renominated
for governor by the Republtcana. The
Democrats will probably choose aa bis
opponent Henry M. Whitney, known as
one of the original members of the
"Ananias club."
A . number of Important conventions
are to be held In various parts of tho
country during the week, chief among
them being the general convention or
the Episcopal church at Richmond. Vir
ginia, and the meetings of the National
Association of Cotton Manufacturers at
Washington, the Grain Dealers' National
association at Cincinnati, the National
Wholesale Druggists' association at
Denver, the. American Public Health aa
soclatlon at Atlantic City, and the Deep
Waterwaya convention at Memphis.
Steamer Line Man Says Any
Rate Damage Purely
(Special Dlapatcb to Tha Jonroal.)
Salem, Or., Sept 28. The hearing on
inadequate freight equipment alleged
by the transfer companies of Salem
against the Southern Pacific, set for
today, was not held,- as the complaint
had been withdrawn. Representatives
of the railways this morning showed
that the demands of the transfer com
panies had been complied with in every
way since complaint was made. A
warehouse has been opened for freight
storage and a larger force has been employed.
(Pacific Coaat Preaa Leased Wire.)
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 28. Mr. and
Mrs. King, Australian passengers on
the Moana, arrived last evening, had
an exciting experience at Victoria. The
steamer stopped a short time, and they,
among others, went ashore. Mrs. King
returned Just in time to see the ship
pull away from the wharf, and her
husband, who waa on board, Jumped
into the water, not to be separated from
his wife. He forgot their child In the
cabin and both were greatly concerned.
Fortunately, another steamer left for
Vancouver a couple of hours later. Last
evening -Mrs. King was still prostrated
over the Incident
(Speclrl Dlapatcb to Tha Josrnal.)
Stanford University. Cal., Sept. 28.
Today Is pledging day for the sorori
ties and the question everywhere among
the men students Is, "Which way did
she go?" For weeks enterprising un
dergraduates have been making books
and betting on the probable sorority
some much-rushed girl would Join.
The Pan-Hellenic, an organization in
cluding all the women's fraternities,
made a rule last year tnat the rushing
season should be extended over a period
of one month, and that one day be set
aside for extending "bids" to Join. The
following day the invited one gives her
decision by racking her suitcase and
going over to the house of the sorority
she elects to Join. At that houjto there
is much kissing and unconflned Joy,
while the girls in the sorority house
across the street look on from behind
the curtains.
Today Is pledlng day and the honors
seem about evenly divided. The ban on
men callers expires today also, and the
plunger can call tonight and tell how
much he won.
Because both had been married and
divorced numerous times and were In
the wrong in the suit-before him. Judge
Fraxer dismissed the case of George F.
Ritter against Mafftda Ritter, refusing
to grant at divorce to either of them.
The Judge said If he granted a di
vorce the parties would only marry
again, have more trouble and resort
again to the divorce court, and they
could probably do less harm while mar
ried to each other than free. The trial
of the contest to determine which of
them should have a divorce was begun
before Judge Frazer yesterday morning.
After listening to Rltter'a wit
ana to Mrs. Hitters story, the Jud
that neither was entitled to a dl
Ritter Is 68 vears old. and his wife Is
about 35. They were married In De
cember, 1906.
Gold Hill, Or.. Sept 21. W. A. Car
ter has Just returned from an extended
trip east where he went to Interview
some of the capitalists wKo are Inves
tigating the feasibility of 'a line to
the coast from Rogue river vallev.
It ia apparent that the scheme of
getting to the coast la the only solu
tion of the present difficulties with
reference to transportation and that
the Rogue river valley will never be
developed until there Is some means of
transportation provided that doea not
now exist.
The amount of capital required to
build a road to the coast is not great
and upon investigation Mr. Carter has
found that the funds can be had when
the case haa been properly presented.
A competent engineer haa been re
tained and he Is preparing to Inves
tigate the various routes. He has been
Instructed to report on the shortest
route that can be constructed from
Rogue river.
Already investigation has shown that
a road from the vicinity of Gold Hill
will have an immense tonnage to start
(Special Dispatch to The Joornal.)
Salem. Or.. Sept. 28 The state rail
way commission today received a letter
from R. R. Schwerln, manager of the
Portland 4 San Francisco Steamship
company, in answer to the complaint of
discrimination against the shippers of
Astoria, ne says mat rate waa estab
lished between Portland and San Fran
cisco to put water transportation on
the same basis as by rail and had no
relation to the shippers of Astoria. He
says It Is not the custom of steamship
companies to Insure freight; that risk
murt be taken by the shippers. He saya
his company intends further to restrict
liability on January 1. 10S.
Government's Engineers Will Soon
Inspect Project and Appor
tion Next Year's Funds.
(Special .Dlapatcb to Tba Josraal.)
Walla Walla, Wash., Sent. 28. 3 H.
mm to mrm. rimers siory, me Judge . ... . .. .
dismissed the case, telling the couple Fo"ter- wealthy pioneer resident of
ittbiib nana, waa tound dead at his
home yesterday. He waa alone at the
residence and was to have gone out to
his ranch Thursday evening. Forter's
son and the hired man came to town to
see why he had not gone to the ranch
and found him dead. He had evidently
been stricken with heart disease early
Thursday evening. T
came to Walla Walla from Portland In
1869. He was a resident of Portland
for several years, going there in the
early 60s. He resided on a farm near
the present site of Chehalis for some
trme and was a signer of the historic
petition asking that the territory of
(Special Dlapatcb to Tba Journal.)
Rainier, Or., Sept. 28. The lumber
trade of Rainier, in spite of the great
shortage of cars, keeps up to its record.
At the O. K. mill this week the follow-
ing schooners loaded: Comoeer n no nnrt I Washington be set aside from Oregon.
feet; Americana, 375,000 feet; Oliver J. ! He la survived only by two sons.
uison, asu.uuu reel, Tne uasco Is due
Monday for 700,000 feet. This totals
1,756,000 feet in eight days for only one
mill. The cars are not auite so scarce
as-last month, but still do not meet the
The logging industry lust
Rainier at the Cowlits river camps is
in a thriving condition. The boom has
been taken possession of by the wr.
n ae users,
msers, who are spending thonnnri
of dollars blasting stumps, preparatory
to bringing down millions of logs from
the Coneman.
(Special Dlapatcb to Tba Joornal.)
McMinnvllle, Or.. Sept 28. Thursday
was Pioneer day at the Yamhill county
school fair. The program was arranged
especially to interest pioneers. One
feature was a dance In which the pio
neers . participated. The violin was
played bv an old resident of this place
who is Known as Fiddler Johnson.
The attendance is larger each suc
ceeding day and people crowd the
grounds until late at night. ,
The fair is truly all Yamhill's, as the
attendants are from every corner of
the county. Yesterday was for G. A.
R., W. R. C. and Spanish-Amerloan war
Burglars effected an entrance to the
ornce or tne Moore notei, Kiver and
Randolph streets, at an early hour this
m n rn ( n cr hv frrcl n a i h .Nrnnf rinnr with
CASE COYTTYTTFTV crowbar and secured 120.45, a bottle
trouble. - '
Upon closing up at midnight the pro
prietor of the hostelry deposited 119.45
iq a sack, which he placed behind -the
(United Pre Leaned Wire.)
Boise, Idaho, Sept. 28. Harry Or
chard waa taken to Caldwell tnriav hv
two guards of the penitentiary and his ! Ice chest, and left a dollar In the regis
case called In the Canyon county dis-' ter. The.thievea were evidently famil
trict court On motion of Orchard's at-i iar with the premises and the hiding
torney the caae waa continued for the I place of the money. Detective are now
Urnw, , 1 working on Um eaa . ' - . -.
Missing Boy Returns.
Daniel Dtnneen, the 14-year-old son of
William Dlnneen of 651 Northrup street.
who disappeared from his home on the
night of September 4, returned this
afternoon after his parents had almost
given up hope of ever seeing him again.
On the night of his disappearance the
boy went down into the basement af
ter some wood and turned on the gas.
He did not return and when search was
made could not be found. He returned
to his home this afternoon and his
mother telephoned the news to the po
lice station at 2:15 o'clock. She stated
that the boy appeared well and strong
and had grown very large since his dis
appearance. The boy states that he haa
been working in a. hop field near the
oily. -. .. . . .. ..
For refusal to validate her return
trip ticket to Fort Dodge, Iowa, Mrs.
A. L. Carroll has brought suit against
the Oregon Railroad & Navigation com
pany for $10,000 damages.
According to Mrs. Carroll on July 6
she purchased a round-trip ticket to
Portland from Fort Dodge. When she
attempted to have it validated ' for her
return on September 18 she claims the
validating office declared that her ticket
had been purchased of a scalper and
was not good. She claims that she
visited them four, times on the one day
and that each time they were rude and
Insulting to her.
(Special Dlapatcb to Tba Journal.)
Klamath Falls. Or., Sept. 18. T. J.
O'Hara, superintendent of the power
plant that is being constructed by the
Southern Pacific on the Klamath river,
near Spencers, states that the work will
continue through the winter, as comfort
able bunkhouses have been built and
substantial quarters provided for the la
borers. The work of construction is
slow on account of the impossibility of
keeping labor, but thla power plant,
which ia a part of Harrlman's experi
mental system of using electricity for
trains over the Slsklyous, will be pushed
as fast as possible under existing conditions.
(Special Dlapatcb to Tha Journal.)
Klamath Falls. Or., Sept 28. Super
vising Engineer D. C. Henn'y with Con
sulting Engineer Sanders and Project
Engineer Murphy will go thoroughly
over the plans of the reclamation aerv
Ice for the Klamath project and decide
definitely aa to the expenditure of the
$420,000 that is to be used on this proj
ect next year. Consulting Engineer San
ders has been going over the work for
some time and will make bis report at
the meeting of the engineers. The aim
is to expend the money in a way that
will insure the most good to the great
est number. A thorough canvass of the
situation will be made before anything
dlfinlte ia announced.
The first impression gained concern
ing the leasing by . the government of
the Clear Lake reservoir site waa that
no work, would be done on this part
of the project until the lease expires,
but the lease provides that the lease
holder must surrender any portion of
tne sue on aemana rrom tne service, be
ing rebated therefor. Thus the reclama
tion service Is able to bring into the
reclamation fund a considerable sum of
money and in no wise hold up the con
struction of the project.
Enterprise. Or. Sept. 28. Earl Stein Provement.
ana James muter nave Deen arrested
near this place, charged with stealing
cattle from parties in Idaho. They were
taken to Lewiston by the deputy sheriff
from Net Perces county. Some of the
cattle alleged to have been stolen were
found In the possession of Stein, and
Miller, and it is charged that otheA ani
mals have been traced to their herd.
Stein and Miller have a large herd of
came in wauowa county.
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For Rainier's. Amusement.
(Special Dlapatcb to Tba Joornal.)
Rainier. Or., Sept. 28. S. Plymale of
Portland - has Installed . a permanent
skating rink in Rainier, which draws
big crowds every night. - This la the
first institution of its kind in Rainier
and will prove a profitable .Investment
(Special Dlapatcb to Tne JoaroaL)
Klamath Falls. Or.. Sect 28. J. J
Delaney has been appointed caretaker
or jfencan way loage and win ,100k af
ter Mr. Harrlman's interests at the fa
mous resort. He was formerly chief
clerk to ti. tr. Moey, construction en
gineer of the California Northwestern
railway, and nas Deen with the Southern
Pacific a number -of years. Extensive
Improvements are being planned to
make Pelican Day one of the finest orl
vate resorts on the coast Mr. Delaney
will be In charge of the work-of lm
(United Press Leased Wire.) v
Vancouver. B. C. Sept." 28 Arrivals
from Honolulu by the Monna state that
Japanese will be shipped in large num
bers to British Columbia. C. Chilling
worth, legal representative of specula
tors visiting the province recently, said
that since "is found out that the gov
ernment cannot stop Uho immigration
thousands will be brought from Japan!
to Honolulu and shipped through to Vic
toria and Vancouver Those having the
matter 1 ia hand expect to make large
profit.' s , . -"
(Spaclal Dlapatcb to .Tba Journal.)
Tacoma. Wash., -Sept 28. McNeil's
Island was the scene of an exciting man
hunt late yesterday afternoon, when
Hermand Wendt, the convict counter
feiter who was sentenced to the federal
penitentiary from Seattle, escaped for
the third time from prison. After be
ing absent from the penitentiary but
three houra he was recaptured and
brought back. Guards McGerry and
Radle made the capture. Wendt fol
lowed the same tactics that he did on
both former occasions when he escaped,
making straight across the island to
the' coastline of the channel. McGerry
and Radle believed the man had so
done and without slopping to search by
the way made straight across the island.
Onathe high bluff overlooking the chan
nerthey saw Wendt on a by-path some
distance ahead. They shouted to him
to surrender, and he gave himself up
without a protest taking . the . turn of
fortune, with his usual good hujsaor.
i Wendt made his first escape in May.
psvhen he was gone nearly a week, being
recapiureo in a starving condition. He
was then kept in irons more than a
month and again escaped in July- and re
mained in the woods three days before
being taken, Since his second escape
and recapture he has been kept in irons,
but yesterday in some manner unknown
except to himself he succeeded in free
lng himself.
Wendt is thought by the prison of
ficers to be of unsound mind. He takes
chances in these breaks which. Warden
Halligan says, no man of reason would
hazard, and every time he gets away it
Is .considered a miracle that he is not
shot dead by some of the guards on
watch, before he makes the shelter of
the forest
. . 1 . ., ...
(Special Dlapatcb t Tb Joarnal.)
Butte. Mont. Sept 28. Bandits at
Zortman, in- the northern part of Mon
tana, yesterday looted the cyanide slant
ofj.he Ruby Gulch Mining company of
gold bullion, to the extent of 14,000 and
escaped. . " ' -. ',-
The robbers crawled through a drain'.'
pipe half an" hour after the watchmao
had made" bia round. : - ,s ; .