The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, October 02, 1907, Image 1

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r7J Lay, Sell Hire or Rcr.l er.y
Th weather Fair tonight. To
morrow fair; northerly wind.
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'Follow Scent to - Lumber
, Yard Near Depot Three
- Men 'iii Hot Disguised as
i Negro, One of Them Keeps
. Watch. : . v ; V
' '," fSfwrtal PUpatcBto Tbej Josraal.) '
Baker City, Or., Oct, j. Ruaaell
Swain, for many years a close friend
of ex-Sheriff Brown, , who died ' yes
terday afternoon from wound re
ceived at the hands of dynamiters,
has taken ths trail of the murderers
.with, .'Draper's bloodhounds. Swain
dotes, not believs that .theWestern
Federation had anything to do, with
IBecommlttlng: of the dynamite out
rage. , He thinks that Harvey
Brown had many enemies who have
bitterly detested him for his cam
paign against the gamblers and bad
men of the town. ; Brown, accord
ing to Swain, had kept up his cru
sade against tfie toughs and there
werefjnany of the jnost desperate of
V them .who had silently held a deep
grudge against the ex-offlcial.
. 8 wain, assisted by the chief of police
end several deputy shelrts and cltlxens
' set the hounds upon the trail of the
murderers early this morning-. The
dors-took ttio scent Immediately and
followed It to the railroad track..- The
trail doubled back there and led toward
a lumber yard near the railroad depot.
At the lumber yard the acent was lost
and the dons could not pick It up again.
However, the officers have secured val
uable clews and have come to the con
clusion that there were three men- In
stead of two In the crime. They expect
to trace the criminals and land tnero in
jail before many hours. . -
- There Were Three. V
" Swain said that there were many per
- sons about town among the rough ele
:ment who might have been capable of
Just such -a terrible crime. He was
working on the theory that some .three
or more of these desperadoes bad plotted
against Brown. In tits dying statement
Brown had mentioned that It might have
been other than-federatlon men who set
off the bomb, 'it It must also be re
membered that he more than Insisted
that Orchard and the friends of Steve
Adams were- Implicated In his belief.
Brown ' was questioned .with difficulty
, as he was weak and his mind wandered
under the terrific strain. -His state
ment was not ao clear a1 the district
attorney wished It to be.
. Important elues were developed- this
morning when the police learned that
one of the men suspected of the murder
was blackeserrlip as a negro. Another
wore a woman's dress and a third, or
ttie man who Is supposed t have nulled
the wire that tired the bomb wff In the
ordinary garb of a worklngman. The
latter was In a barber shop In the early
part of ths evening, and the "negro"
stood outside as If ready to give warning.-
The barber noticed the black man,
but did not think - much of ttw Inci
dent at the time.
jThe station agent noticed two men
running from the lumber yard toward
-the railroad track. A regular train had
Oust pulled out, but the fellows were
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; That Harrey K. Brown was afraid of Ms life while In Portland
last week, Thomas1 B.; Neuhausen, special" Inspector of the lnte
rlor department and a warm personal friend of Brown, saw the
murdered man on Sixth street one evening last week and. stopped
to speak to him.; X-'J-.;. 'V , ';'".'- ''
"I noticed a 'peculiar, twitching of Brown's .eyes," said Mr. -
, Neuhausen, "and remarked about it. Brown, laughed and said
; It was- probably the result of a strain he had received while lift'
ing a heavy weight at Salem where he had been attending the .
' 'state fair.; Vr'-' r- r-V' ''";''v"-'. - ' ' ''' ';-
"But to me it seemed he wore a haunted look. He glanced
nervously from left to. right as If he were vigilantly watching
for some one. - His look was that of a man who has been eon
tlniially' under shadow' and .was momentarily expecting to be as-.
' saulted.'' J r' ':.;:,-, ;. h - , : ' ; " A 1 .
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(Special DUwtc to Te . JearaaL)
Baker City, Oct- I. Ths dying state
ment of murdered Harvey Brown waatf
In full as follows:
8Ute mont of Harve K. Brown at
St. Elisabeth's hospital In Baker City,
Baker county Oregon, made October 1,
107, at ths hour of 11 o'clock a. m. of
said day. ' Kmaminatlon conducted by
Leroy Lomax,- district -attorney- of ths
Judicial dlatrlor of ths county of Baker
In the state of Oretfon. r " i
(nattra Frese Leeaea Wire.)
Chicago, Oct. I.The romance of
Ethel Levey, formerly Mrs. George M.
Cohan, has been ' uncovered. Phe ' Is
found to be the wife of Robert Edeson,
the stage hero of romantla plays.
Miss Levey was married in Chicago
several days ago, after .months spent
In denying positively that she bad any
Intention of aver marrying again, and
certainly of marrying "Bob" Edeson.
Bhe tried to keep It a secret until she
left the city, but she whispered it to
d now
a friend, and
everyone may know.
A fund Is being collected by ths hop
dealers of (Oregon for ths , purpose of
testing the v new railroad commission
law In the matter of furnishing cars. '
The dealers claim they have bad
orders for cars of hops for some time
which couM not he filled because the
rillroads would pot or could not fur
nish transportation. ' They claim they
are very much damaged on this no
count and will band together end bring
suit against the Southern l'aclllo at
The dilera say that not only are
thy Injured by the lack of cars, but it
puts the hop Industry In a tight place,
Inasmuch as there Is a dementi now ana
may sot be later. ...
Q. -Ild you see anybody that - you
think might have done thliT -, --
A. There was- a fellow hers that ap
peared to be following me.
Q. How long had he been heref
A. , I have seen him for the last few
days. I passed him once and wpoke and
h passed on and did not speak, and I
met htm In front of Romlgs there and I
spoke to him and ha never answered at
all, but went right on. r- '
" Q. When Was It that you saw him,
was that yesterday or whenT .
A. That was last night about 7:S0;
I went up across there to McCullOch's
office to talk to Mao for a while. .
- Q. He waa going sown toward your
house thenT r;
, A. , Going that way.
g. You met him going up town? '
A. I met him as I was going up town
and then I met him again up town. He
Is a man that I would know If I saw
htm, but. that Is all.
Q. What connection has this with
the Orchard business? ' f
A. I think that Is What It Is. 1
Ftcked up Orchard and these people are
eellng angry about It. 1 The central
people are commencing to find It out.
Q. Did you ever get any threatening
letters from anyone?
A. Tes, but that was In connection
With that gambling bualneBV
Q. Never got any .letters about ths
Orchard business?
A. I never got many threatening let
ters, only about three and a, couple on
a- horsestealing case. I never got any
out of the other, but I have beard them
all talk. .
- Q. How sbeut that Idaho timber
buslneas up there; Was there anything
of that kind or have you had anonymous
letters from there?
Q. Whereabouts?1' '
A. The Hnnatar Borah matter.
A. Nothing: I was not connected
with that In any way. Of course they
have been Reeling radical, these Orchard
people. I can reame mac mis is notn
the Orchard businese, because
I have had fellows ay right out that I
did wrong In having arrested him, and
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Charges Against Alleged Co
Conspirator Dismissed-
Will Tell on Stand of Rad
ding'S rart;:in: Hot to
! Blacken Mayor's Name.
Hearing Begun This Morn
ring Lane Tells of Scene
in jramilton Building
Thought at First Woman
s Haying Fit,
By ths dismissal today of the charges
against L. L. Mandelay, accused Jointly
with E. B. Raddlng and Mrs. Bells- Way
mi re of a conspiracy to defame the
mayor's rood name and; bring hlro into
publto disrepute, ths stats was abla to
draw stilt closer about the defendants
the 'net of guilt' which Is enwrapping
thenv-'- - - i.v, .. . " ' - '
Mandelay will be' a witness for 'the
stats in the preliminary hearing which
commenced this morning at 10:16 o'clock
in ths municipal court, and It Is ex
pected that ,he wilt ; tell . of Raddlng's
having come to him to secure his pres-
enoe In the Hamilton building on Tuura
day laat In order to be a witness to
something which was to happen there.
- By the testimony of C M. Habyl,
A. "N. Wills, Mandelay and possibly
Thomas C. Devlin, the state win show
that Kaddlng first made the proposal
to Wills and Devlin to entrap the may
or: that he afterwards told Habyl he
had a "deal" on in which a prominent
man was to- be associated with a wo
man and for the uncovering of which he
waa to receive tt.OUO; and inen by Man
delay that ha had flanned ths coup and
desired a witness to it. v " f
Defense rta-htina' staid. ,
The defense which haanow narrowed
to Radding and Mrs. Wuymire la bend
ing every effort to throw discredit on
the motives of Mayor Lane and by the
testimony of Radding and bis alleged
woman accomplice, and by rapid lira
cross-examination attempts to snow Im
purity of motive sir the part of Mayor
Lane. -. .'
The preliminary hearing, waa com
menced this morning with the stuffy
room of the municipal court packed
and lammed with a grinning crowd of
the morbidly curloua gathered to hear
the testimony and gaae at the woman
In the case. Mayor Lane was first
upon the stand and his statement and
cross-exam lha Hon filled the session un
til a tew minutes before noon, when s
recess waa taken - until this afternoon
at s o'clock. At the conclusion of his
direct -examinatloa -Judge Cameron .or
dered the court room cleared of all
persons except attorneys and .represen
tatives or me press. :,
- KoOarry Oets "sTuddled. .
' 1 Nnthln Wruch new wss brought out
at the morning hearing, the time being
taken with the mayor s story or me
attemoted badger game, and with the
strenuous efforts of Attorney McQarry
to Inject the taint or siwpicion into
the' evidence given on cross-examination..
It waa the maybr's morning, how
ever, for the scope of McOarry's ex
amination became so wide of the Issue
that ths court stopped blm three sir-
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; HE HELD 0NT.T0 ' ,
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(Wasblsctoa Bursas of Tbe JoonuU.)
4 , Washington, Oct 1. Henry
e Ollfrey,. chief clerk of ths. United
Btates senate,' wULleavs soon for
Oregon to look into his. realty
holdings on. the ' peninsula snd
perfiaps effT- a sals of them.
Mr. Ollfrey's experience has
proved the strength of Portland
and ' vicinity - realty. - Only IS
months sgo hs offered his tract
on ths peninsula for about $200
per acre, and negotiations were
begun to dispose of ths land st
that flgeae. Something occurred
to delay the carrying out of the
transaction, snd ths owner de
cided to hold It. Ho claims that
today he can get $1,000 an aero,
and that he will not lose sleep
If he holds It sometime longer.
Mr. Qllfrey was calendar clerk
of the senate until the death of
Chief Clark McDonald, when he
was promoted to the chlefshlp. '
4 -He has been connected With ths
4 senate for more than a quarter
of a century. He Is a resfdent
4 of Salem.
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FARO BANK. - . H : '
County Judge , nolds Testa
tor Was Not Sounds
V ;-,- in 3Iind.
Holding that ' Frank Zan. When be
made his will, was mentally Incapaci
tated and had an unreasonable delusion
concerning his wife, JudgS Webster in
ths county court this morning N set
aside ths will, causing. an entirely dif
ferent disposal of -the $25,000 In prop
erty than Zan had directed In the wllf.
The contest waa made by the widow,
Mrs. Jennie F. Kan, and the son, Domln
Ick A. Zan. There Is but one heir be
sides toe widow- and son. a daughter,
Begins, aged 1$ years. The will being
set aside, all bequests made by Zan sre
Ineffective,' and the property will be
disposed of as If no will had been made.
All the property Is of a personal na
ture, so that the widow as dower will
hare absolute title to half of the $25.
000. Instead of having only the house
hold goods and furniture as provided by
the will. She was also to have $104 a
month for six yeare t enable her to
support her daughter. '
The remaining, half of ths property
will be divided equally between tbe son,
t. A. Zan, and the da-mh'er. Regina.
L'mler the will the s-vi was to have had
only $S, anl the Jawrh'.o "ill the re
mainder after $4.t00 Imd b"en paid for
tuberculosis poor. Since the will was
proiMited the propertr has ben ht-ld In
trust by John Kelly and Fred 8. Dreseer.
The disposition of the property as di
rected by the will was; To the widow,
Mrs. Jennie Zan, all the household gotKla
ard furniture, except desk, bnoKcpie an.
bofks. To the son, D. A. Zan, Ji. To
a er-nstn. Nick Planclch. ths !. n-,k-caaev
books, watch,-guns, nshlnar tackle
and similar articles. -To '-fit. Vincent's
hospital $2.20,- to be used for tubercu
lar poor. To the board of hospital
trustees of the Oregon diocese of the
Trolestant Kplscopal hun-h , ti.Z'iO. f.r
the same purpose, and all tliA remnln.l r
to the daughter wbea she reachci tiie
age of "II years.
Sheriff of Clackamas Neither 3ees Nor
; Hears the "Direct ; Evidence" That
Gamblers Operate c Under His Nose.
' With black-jack and poker games run
ning full blast, a faro, bank robbing
dupes of 'their savings and roulette ta
bles standing Invitingly, open, ths Wii
waukls . club' gambling ; house In Mll
waukle Is again being operated In di
rect violation of ths law.
Last night there was a crowd of SO
or mors .men, most of them evidently
working men of the poorer class and a
liberal sprinkling of "professional" gam
blers crowded Into a second story room
In ti.e rear of the 'club." . There were
two games of black Jack and pokes run
ning and about' IS men were crowded
around the faro table. passing T their
money over to ths dealer.
Sheriff Brattle of Clackamas county
will confer with District Attorney Gil
bert L. Hedgea today, he says, to see
about "getting evidence"- against the
"I have heard rumors that the" club
was running again for several days and
If It Is I'll close It," said the sheriff,
"but I have to confer with District At
torney Hedges first. "
The sheriff ' has a deputy In Mlr
waukie whose business It Is to see that
the laws are enforced. Including the one
against gambling. This deputy, how
ever, has been unable to secure any di
rect evidence yet. Sheriff Beattle said.
There was Plenty of direct evidence
at the club last night, however, and
there has been for several weeks.
rsssss ths ieokout, -
A visitor at the club last evening
made his way past the "lookout" man
at the little gate and Into the bar. In
quiries as to whether there was any
chance of placing a little money
brought directions to go to the rear of
the bar, pass through the card-rooms
and go upstairs.
The second story room wss well filled
with residents of Portland. Oregon City
and Mllwaukie, most of them playing
faro. Ike . O rat tan. better known as
"Frenchy," was in charge as of yore,
and with a full force of "cappers," was
raking In the coin.
When the offer of dollar bet was
made to the banker of ths faro game he
replied that nothing less than $10 would
be sccepted by him. '-
"Times have been too Jiard for us to
fool with small bets," he said.
On each of the other card table frpm
$50 to $100 was pi lea up. The money
changed hands In the same old way
the cappers raking in bet after bet from
the young fellows and working men who
were foolish enough to play.
Although the big plackboard for the
Information of pool buyers waa not run
ning. It la said that those who want to
place money on the ponies are being ac
commodated by the managers of the
club to as great an extent as they darn,
with the assurance that within a few
weeks they will be able to reopen full
blast. Bets on the races are again be
ing taken In the down-town saloons for
the Mllwaukie club. ,
- Journal Closed Clns.
Ths club wan closed through the ef
forts of The Journal and the decent,
law-abiding element In Clackamas coun
ty on August S.
Karly In September the bar waa re
Opened, and some quiet little card game
began to be pulled off in the rear rooine
and the poolroom. These games merely
took the form of black-tack or twenty
one and poker at first. This weett,
however, emboldened by their apparent
freedom from restriction, the owner
started the faro bank full blast, hauled
out the roulette tables, duated the cob
webs off them and prepared to revive
the golden age of the club again.
- District Attorney Gilbert L. Hedces
and Sheriff R. B. Heat tie gave ordrrs
In August that the place should be
closed snd should remain closed. K H.
Hllriobrand of Spokane, representing the
chief owner of the gambling hell. Col
onel Applegate of Kentuckv, came here
in August and after a conference with
the sheriff and district attorney of
Clackamas county agreed that his place
Should be Closetl.
Hlldehrand, however, through "Fren
chy" Orattan and other of his represen
tatives here, gave the tip-that the dull
season would only last as long as it
took the agitation to blow over and re-
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Attorney-General of New York AsksV Supreme Court's
Permission to Bring Suit to Tut Western Union and
? Postal Out of Business for '. Eato Fixing.
s (ttalted Press taed Wire.)
New York, Oct. - J. Attorney-General
Jackson today spplted to Justice Ford
of the supreme court 'for permission to
start suit in ths people's name against
the Western Vnlon and Postal Tele
graph comronlca to vacate their char
ters and put them out of business, so
far ss New York 18 concerned. Jackson
rtalntnlns that the companies have en
tered Into aurreements to fit rt'- on
incxatcs within New York.
Tho sme correntlon n iy I" -' i
lip by att'it ne ye-aeneral on-..- :
r It In w.'ll kn"n 1 1 . n r t i . . .
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bs no competition, so f ir n
concerned. All states of H
peclnlly the far western
Oregon, Calif Tnla si!
have been suffm-eis l.v
ern tTnlon-f'osml t.
rates being et--. --'Ti -merelal
m-s, w
rates ctrMiVi1 A
are snl.l to l.
far as rates ' 1
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