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VOL. VIII. NO, 242.
: ' Court Declines to Hold for
Trial .' Special Agent Ar--V
- rested - by -Detect ive Joe
v DayBronaugli to Probe
.T;. Charge 'Against Newsboy.
PORNdToECON, : MONDAY". EVENING, DECEMBER 13. I909-SIXTEEN PAGE3. , ,;V PRICE .. TW(V CENTS .
nohert J. Maguire. arrested by De
flective Joe ay foi Interfering with
un officer . - waa . dismissed by Judge
Bennett In " the municipal court this
morning. Evidently the police authorl
ilea do not believe there is , enough In
th charge lo merit further investlga
Hon. for Judge Bennett told Jtfagulre
and United States District Attorney Mc-
Cburt, who represented him, tnat 11 uay
dealred to push the charge when he re
turned he could file a .complaint, but
that at the present time no action wouia
he taken ; and , the , charge; filed would
be dismissed. ; . , . . J , ,
u.min. ta ' the eovernment special
agent arrested last .week by Joe Day
for interfering wun mm
While Day was beating up Harry Adler,
a 16 year old newsboy, who was bein
held 1 By me necK vy '
Not knowing that Day waa an officer,
vi-.,i... ..uri . him why he waa mis-
u.ii.u ttm iv whereuDon the detec
tive einsed hlni roundly, called blm
vile names, and wound up by taklnpr mm
tr, h. iWtca station for lnterfarlng
vith hlm . t
.AdTfred Moy o CH). ,j
This was done in ' the- face of the
fact that Maguire advised the boy to
go quietly with Day and to offer no
resistance. Almost Immediately fol
lowing the arrest Chief Cox. elated that
w rii uthorltlea would. not! push
th ease aaainst Maguire, ' practically
admitting that Day ha made a mistake
In his haaty action. , ' ) ) )
It ia probablo that the case againkt
, o.iir U1 neve be revived. It Is
iwt beMrvr!thatXy -Wi O til
nitnf . nut th sDeouu ueni upuu mi
. rf.iM.tivA'a- . return from Wisconsin,
" where he was sen? after a prleoner.Un-
Jess he'doea file a comprint (the case
will ' lapse,: for, Maguire wlll not bring
charges against Pay. It la believed, ow.
: lng primarily to the. fact Uiat hia work
takes him away- from the city so fre
quently. M : -Svldeaoe
Should Day see fit to flla a complaint
against Maqulre... however. . and bring
him to trial there would be aometbing
doing from the atari, as Maguire and
McCourt; hia attorney, have been ajatn
ering evidence regarding the assault on
the boy. Harry Adler, and the language
hurled at Maguire that would not make
' things look good for the detective.
a. it i. nav la Inot yet out of thai
'.ioa&a. for Judge Bronaugh, In charge
or the juvenile court Vork, haa put the
hearing of the chargea against Harry
Adler, the newsboy, off until December
U which will give Lay a euanra 10
turn to the city and make his appear
ance as complaining: witnesa against the
While the police have decided not to
press the charges against tne ooy, jnaga
Bronaugh, who saw the cut and swollen
face of the prisoner Boon after hia ar
rest, has determined to go vo 101 doiiuoj
pf the matter. v
liamlre to Defend Bey.
Maguire, who la an attorney, will de
fend the boy when he is given a hearing
before the juvenile court ' ' - - ' . ,
It hae been ascertained that Thomas
Reed, an attorney. In the Oregonlan
building, a-aa the person who visited the
cltv attorney's office to get a complaint
agalnat Day for obscene and abuatve
language, v Keed saw the attack on th
newsboy, and told Day not to beat the
boy. For this he was cursed In the real
Joe Day style, and so thoroughly that
he asked City Attorney Kavanaugh for a
complaint from the aistrtct attorneys
office, inasmuch aa wouia xai uira
th ht attorney to represent Day In
any proceedings which he might be con
nected wlth.-Reed dM otaecure the
complaint from the ; district attorney,
and It is believed thafha does not In
tend to take further steps. 5
.- "Day has been roasted enough to show
up the Incident," said Mr. Reed' thia
morning, -apd I do not want to discuss
what further steps I msy take. . I have
been too busy tq give the matter further
thought." V J -
KING LEOPOLD DYING
ThJs picture of King -Leopold. and .ThomB;F'.iI.yan ;was taken dur? .J
lng Uysr tme Hie tractlort magnate wa entetuinrd bjr.h rubber .King, ,
(t nited Pren tl WHf.)
Brussels, pea.' IS, King Leopold is
dl'Jnav .oenrdtn..jta .aw, naouncemnt
made by jone of his vbyalclana -early
today, i It waa stated that the end waa
approaching rapidly, and. that the aged
monarch1 deatb.waa.a matter of but
Tew nours. t . ' ,
Cardinal Mercler shortly before noon
administered extreme .unction to the dy
ing king-. According- to news coming
from the ' palace,- Jbeopold realises- that
the end la near. Prince Albert 'of
Flanders,: helrv apparent. Is at the pal
ace, ana la prepared to assume Im
mediately the ' duties of administration
that will - fall to him' on the ; death of
hia royal uncle. " '
- According1 to Prince'' Alberts as1 the
end approaches the king's usual .cyni
cism baa -disappeared ; completely'..' His
FOR HIS DEATH
Charles J. Paine of -Spokane
a, Suicide Says His
. . Wife Frivolous. ;
' rtl4 Prim Lrt Wirswl
, epokaae, Wash, Dec. 11. Charles 3.
Paine, av wealthy hardware man ef thta
city, committed suicide as be lay In tod
this morning by shooting blmself
through the head.
- In a note founl la aa ere rcoet pocket
pa I aa declared hia wife wsa his laur
4rrer because ef her reronstancy. and
ha4 wrecked life with her frtverHf
ratee ad his wife had lired apart
for some time, bat recently a recenciia
tirm in effected..
Mrs. falae " drl'. .A aa ad
Joining room Mi rooming whn eh.
t4 ht. R iv"g ln er
.ri( a rem. f"ni Mm !rwj.
7 vpTrae t t ' pel""
... . . f , ,L-
Delegate, v Dissents ; From
. Plan of 'Goverriraent '
' by' Council.
(Oolted Press Ud Wire.! i-
Seattle, Deo. U.Judge Jamea
Ickersham. delegate"1 to rcongreaa
from Alaska, ia In Seattle today, having
arrived on the ateajner Yucatan Sunday."
He will remain here a'week'or-10 aaya
Aak4 what be thought ? at , President
Taft's proposal- to give Alaska an exec
utive council, he aai:ne aiai.ot r '
vtih ' the nreeldent that'' an executive
council would be'deslrable; for 'Alaska,
or be responsive to ; the needs; of that
great country.- -t ! :'
"If the Aiaaicans neerve a i-i-
la t Its body.", , said Wlekereham. "nhey
be empowered te vote for the men tey
want for that purpose. 'President Taf fa
plan makes the council, appointive by
the president, and of course the council
vmiM t reenonslhle te - the president
and Ita members would be-removable by
aim. I nave no oouo wv. iram
Tf t Is really desiroua or, responaing.
In a wav. t the wishes of Alaskans to
have a body with authority to. make the
laws that will sympathetically meet
conditions they believe should be cor
rected. Only Alaskans acquainted wun
authority to make laws that wlU sympa
thetically meet conditions they believe
hnnld be corrected. Tmly Ataakaae ac
quainted with the situation can do this
propertly. - . . ' ' ' ' " .
am rirL. Mai ana an in. nmr
giving Alaska? full territerlal powera.
with a leglsUture of its own selecting.
To be sure, Alaska hae no county or
ganisations, .but trial is not mmoihi
Per all prectical purpoeee the preeeet
four Judicial divisions could be eonsld-
rrl ao many ceanttea" -
Wlckerabam y ne nas not yet oe-
clded whether he win e a eanaraate
for reelection. , .
entire thouaht aeeina to be- centered
upon" the -futiir welfare vof his rpun
.trs'1rw WOiieX lnha nWniJfS-.-atti1
tuder U: regarded ; significant, ,-. .-.
Doctors Thtrieri,and tieson are in
constant attendance. ' They announce
that tomorrow, if the king Uvea until
then, -they A will operate fort strangu-'
lated hernia. The acute recurrence . of
the monarch's .chronic trouble,- fdUoWed
by the paralytic stroke that; coipPld
him to.,tak to hia bed has so weak
ened ntnv tnt tne reauix or tne opera
tion is feared, even by the physicians.
The only-apparent interest, shown by
the public . In the king's condition lies
in the , fear Its -effect will have" ort
th mrbt. . Them no noticeable
personal grief among his subjectaf-.. '
j The Belgian cabinet' is In practieajly
continuous session today, f , . - "i,
H. V. Winchell Tells at Cun
ningham, Hearing How
He Advised With Assist
ant Secretary--Says He Is
Not Ouggenheini Agent.
(United Prw UiHd Wlra.
Btokane. Wash.. Dee. ll. The most
important , witnesa heard since the Cun
ningham coal Inquiry began was called
this morning. He waa H. V. Winchell. a
coal mining engineer of Minneapolis
who. In one year, purchased six Cun
ningham locatlona for a total of 199,000.
Winchell denied that he represented
Guggenheim or Interests allied with that
syndicate. He said the money repre
sented the Individual Investment of him-
elf, a H. Davis of Saginaw, Mich., and
R M. Bennett and Fred B. Snyder of
Minneapolis.' Winchell testified that he
made the purchase of, one claim after
a conference with Fran it' Pierce, asnlst
ant secretary of the Interior at Wash
Winchell had grown anxious about nis
patents, having heard that the claims
were held up to permit the passage of
new legislation by congress, to take the
claims off the- entry Hat. He asKeo
Pierce about this. Pierce responded .that
the'claims had a standing in ,court that
subsequent legislation could not arrect
Plefea' "said the delay . In patenting wa
due j to charges filed, but 4that the de
partment was not disposed toward fur
ther 'unheceasary delay.- Piefce'said he
would 'inauire Into the chargea at :once.
and Instead tf going 'to Juneau, Alaska,
th land eff Ice where it Demngea. fierce
said the Inquiry would be Independent.
LniViuh Corrvinir Young
People Overturns at Bur
ton's Slip, Near Bainier.
' (gprclai Dispatch ta Tba Joaraal I
Rajnier, Pr.. Dec. 13. Four persona
were -drowned early Sunday morning,
when launch In which' they were re
turning from Rainier to Mayjfers. Or.,
turned turtle. Tha dead:
Miss Selma Hendrlckson. 17 years of
Anna Hendrlckson, 19.
Qrace Waud, K.
' Led Barber. 28.
A pkrty of young people, all residents
of Maygers. came to Rainier Saturday
night to spend tha evening at the skat
ing rink. The rink closed at 10 o'clock,
and seven persons boarded the launch
Hendrlckson to return to Maygers. "The
launch struck an obstruction at Bur
ton's landing, near Rainier, overturn
ing and spilling the party in the river.
The three who . were rescued clung
to the overturned launch for seven
hours, when the tugboat Burton pkkeJ
them up. The names of the rescued
are Pearl Proctor, SO years of age;
Frank Kaspear, 20; Amos Card, 1. Card
was running the launch.
TO MEDIATE III
Commissioner Xeill Appears
nt Conference at
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(Coitad Praia Lea! Wire, I ..
Chicago,- Dec,-13. Charles P. Nolll,
commissioner of;.labor, arrived here to
day, and went into; conference with the
committees representing ,the Order of
Railway Telegraphers and the Illinois
Central railroad.', He ta acting aa" medial
tor. The railroad -has agreed to Im
prove working condltiona but, has re
fused a demajid tat a 10 per cent In
crease In wagta. - '.'"'. "
-At the same i' time' the Swltchnwn'a
the coamlaainr H,.her.a tof o4srn.ioT!in-'''t'Wl, t',1'x mu
riai.i siviiciciv v..' i ...... . .... - ..- -
roada,-entering Chicago. It la expected
that-the awlte.mon en these roads wljl
strike unless their demands are granted
soon, " -
Satisfactory i Settlementor
: Sprcdd pf StrikeMHt
Minneapolis, Dec. 13; Prestaent Hajw
ley of the, Swltohmen'sutnion of. 'North
America delivered an ultimatum to the
railroads today In the shape'of -a publlo
announcement that"tinleas' the"' striking
member of hia organisation- were back
at Work before Christmas,-under con
ditions ' satisfactory to thehv- every
switchman west of Buffalo would strike
before January J. Yvr
' Haw ley refused to make public what
passed between, him ' and ' President
Samuel Qompers of the American Fed
eratlort. of Labor at their recent con
ference. "The results of their "delibera
tions, he said, would be given out with
in three days,! Before the proper time
arrived, be declared he would not cue
cubs tne maiier. - .
t,i 'Ti ars "would bo for-
i..t bti filed iLt once." said. Win-
.tiell, "and h "mittet would be -ruehed.
tti tela! After tnia assurance ir-
chased the last claim frOm J. H. Nelll
Wlnchell had. heard of the Kayak coal
rti.trirt aix vears ago. He learned the
lands were open to claimants four years
uter. but only to find Cunningham's
friends had taken tne group. e v.b.ibu
that region last summer. h pronounom
h. v.viili fluid tne -BM)'urcuit
opportunity for mining high-grade coal
on the Pacific ocean." , " .
Today's aession will probably close
the Spokane hearings In the Cunning-
via. - .p The sittings in Minneapoua
and New Tork after the holidays will
conclude the hearings.
X t -- . . '
TRAM CUT OFF
Salem 'Electric Giyes 3Iore
Attention to Service
Health Board; - Auditor and
Mayor Sinion Surprised at
the. Stand Taken by City
Health Officer Wheeler on
Milk Ordinance : Question.
IIP FOR TEN OAVS
CALIFORXIAXS FIOHT .
; AVHITE SLATE TILVDE
t - -
'faWN-a Trm jrmt Wlr
Berkefer. CaU, Dec 1 The executive
cemmMtee of the California Suffrage a a.
nrlatloa today lmt!Hrtei a rtmpiiru
against the ella ef Iht "white a'ar
trafflA" wM-h It bMeve la reeeHing
anrreceeted 0rerertecs In Raa Pra
eleetv - ' .
At a rl r tr. rwamnin irt
ril u dia-4 eie riaiAa im
mmr t ! ! c.f affa-a e
a Ttxle'l t Hiiw-'ni rjrr,r i-e
-l-"-a tn P. n V-nv' l M ht
" Butte." Mop t-. Dee, .1, The . altua
tlon resulting from the - atrlke of the
switchmen on all roads penetrating the
Pacific northwest, la little changed to
day. At a meeting lent night, the atrik-
era failed 'to agree upon a-tentative
preposition advanced that provided for
their return to their poet until an amic
able settlement of the difference with
their employer could be reached. The
attitude ef other bodies of - organised
labor here. It la stated, has exerted aa
Irritating influence and baa had much
to do with the failure of the switchman
te aeeede te the wishes ef -their mem
ber who advocated temporary-return
to work. . . .
I YARDS AT SPOKANE
' CaMd rrwa La t wlra.1
Spokane, RmIi. Dec ll The North
era Pacific retimed la rapidly filling Its
yards with noainilea men -to take the
places ef etrlkieg ewiichmn. The of
ficial believe they will be tn a oaitk
te ran ail trales by the laat of this
wwk. wtlheet leeoevtilenee. evei If a
tlwtefit ef tbe strike Is wt eff-eted
Th nfflrlals alae -rtelir thr ir1ker
will never be given beck their ehl pot
tloae. . ,
W. V. at Klamath Kalla.
KUmath rail. Or. Der. 11 Te
ItM'tn I'l'fm THereHi rwrny be
Kn fTmr4 f t m efir
ntr of K a-ath Fai. It -t.-r,i-
,,f t ,rirr" t" ,eev.
Mf a t t,'-. t T-t
i After Thursday or Friday of this
Week the Oregon Electric company will
abandon It's late night train service be
tween Portland and Salem and In place
of It will run additional early morning
service between Wllsonvllle and Port
land to accommodate those people who
live between here and Wllsonvllle and
who have to reach the city early In the
morning for their work.
'. The " additional morning eervlce be
tween -' Wllsonvllle and Portland . has
bMti needed for some time. It is
planned to run two new early morning
trains from Wllsonvllle to Portland
which. 1t Is believed, will accommodate
the' commuters who reside along the
Oregon Electric between thia city and
the Junction of the Forest Grove and
Salem lines. .
The. late night trains between . Port
land and Salem have been found not to
pay, according te orriciaia of tne roafl.
The train that now leaves Portland at
11 p. ra. and arrives In Salem at 1 a. m.
toe lata for the convenience of most
passengers. In ita place. train will
leave here at 8:40 p. m. and arrive In
Salem at 10:40 p. m. A Forest Grove
train for the accommodation of the the
alregoers and late shoppers will be op
erated out of Portland Saturday nights
The officials of the road hope to ha v
the new time card out by Thursday, but
It la possible H will not go into effect
until later In tn a week
Bruce Rogers Convicted of
Unlawful Communication .
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. ''ar . . ' " ;"-
rOnited Press teased Wiie.1
Spoka.ne.-Wash. Dec,lS. The first
arrest In over' .a week In connection
with the free speech movement in this
city was made today, when Bruce Rog
ers, one of the attorneys In Ihe employ
of the Induatrialiata. was arrested anjl
sentenced to serve 10 days In jail for
"unlawful communication with prison-
Rogere delivered a letter "to on of
the I. W- prlaonere confined In the
LURTON TO SUCCEED
PECKHAM IN U. S.
- Washington.- Pec. It. The
aomiraUon ef Jadae Horace H.
Ijurtoe of Kaahvilla. Ten.. te
suceead the late Rufaa W, Peck
ham ae aeeoctate Justice ef (fee
Vnlted Statee ewprema revrt wa
eont te the eenate today by Preel
dret TafU - . '
Judge IO rt on - was formerly
rbtef J-jit-e ef the supreme
roert ef Teneeaeee, and at the
ttiee ef Me reroramendatk by
1h freWtent wee Judge ef lbs
t'rt!td atalee elfwlt coert of tt
g itH J!r1al d'trct. to Hri
waa ejroiaied Ii 1tt- He e
II ih ef age. ard fr fna
jre t a wara per-ril
f 4 f t ir.:(lH!t
HANKEft FOR KOREA
Wnltod Proas Laaeed Wlra-X
Toklo, Dec 11. More than 1600 Toklo
politicians , and Journal lata met today
to discuss tha Korean problem. The
spirit of the assembly waa dissent
from the accepted government policy.
which waa branded as ! "lukewarm.'
Resolutions were adopted urging the
necessity of the union of Japan and
Korea and advocating that such action
twt taken at OOce, .
A message from the Ilchfn society
of Seoul, the Korean capital, begged the
svmnathy and eooperatlon of the .meet
lng In the society's efforts to bring
about union. Its reading , was fol-.
lnoaut bv tnanlfeatatlona of approval.
- It waa suggested at thwmeetini that
thm union oroject be urred upon the
members of the diet, which wUl on
2 CARS OF PAPER FOR
OREGON'S NEW CODE
4mrm Bareaa ef Ie JaeraaLt
Salem. Or... Dee. 11. It Will require
two carloads pr paper 10 pnm u-
mn-m new code. The code will consist
of two volumes and there will be prlat-
d (oe seta, er a total ex iv.ovv voi-
umM. a reepeetaoiy large iiorary.
State Printer IunlWBy eettmatea that
the printing will . taae le.eee pounoe
of boo paper.
Tha rlret volume naa aireaoy oeca
compiled and the conrde being placed In
the hanfla or tne printer raproiy. v 11
lan p. lxrd. Jamea H. Montague,
Jamee Godfrey a ad William P. Lord
Jr rompoee the eommloelon created by
tha lent Itglalature fer compiling
aw code. It will be reedy for distri
bution In November. Hie.
Dairfe XcH lP o Standard. '
taeel re' TW turn ml.
Colfaa. Mikn I"". ! None of the
rivo dart "pplyrnc Colfax reaidwU
wth wiilk ia ep t to ! ri etansarw
cf rriHirene. a'-cerdlea te a etaie
mnt made peblie taat eight by F. M.
Hottil f Hrkaee. deputy elate atry
ir.n, - nr. who yeenUy made a ther
oieh lrr-ttoe e-ell th ptia. ed
wr, tHrre H -rt.t-t lnT Tvrmml
iiit "M ' u-'.a he (wti.i
t - f ef !- -'. '.it
1, , I ! ,X ef t-v f .
The published announcement by Dr.
C. H. Wheeler, city health officer, that
pending, revision of the new milk ordi
nance Portland Is without any legal reg
ulation of the milk supply seems to be
unauthorisud and mistaken.
That in making such an announcement
Dr. Wheeler not only .acted unwisely, but
without reason and 'without authority,
is the opinion of Mayor Simon. Dr. Alan
Welch Smith, president of the city board
of health, and of City Auditor Barbur.
'Our hands are tied; we can do noth
ing," said Dr. Wheeler.
This he said referring to a request
that he made of Chief of Police Cox that
milkmen be allowed to deliver milk aa
they desired without being molested, and
further in regard to his attitude that no
licenses for the sale of milk can be is
sued until revisions are made, the whole
ordinance being, therefore, In hia view.
void and of no effect. ; '
The Incidental change of license isau-
ance from the auditor's office to tlu
health office, under supervision of the
health board, was agreed to recently by
the police and health committee and the
health board. An amendment of Coun
cilman Belding Including Inspection of
butter and cheese waa considered .desir
able. The necessity for making tramedi
at appointment of additional inspectors
or else icohtlnutnir the life ofthe office
held. by . Dr.: D- W Mack,, presenttclty
milk Inspector, was also conceded.'These
ohangea,v Maysor. Simon, ami tne health
baavdi-ahd the oounctlmen agreedV were
inoMtenUl. and related. only tn,. otrw
:6rjtrt3in;6"aud"not to the relation, ef
dairymen to tne law or tne omciais.
' ."The health" and police " committee
must act." said Dr. Wheeler. "We must
wait on thelaaction. The ordinance cut
Dr. j Mack' oHW-itbout anything and at
the-time his salary waa overdrawn. No
appropriation has 'been 'made for th
new Inspectors." 1
Ki; ii'i Sc. WbeelefB .better, (r
'The' letter, which Dr. Wheeler ' sent
Chief Cox reads' thus: , ' ' - '
The present status of the-milk or
dinance is 'such that I would suggest
temporarily- the non-interference with
the milkmen, s The ordinance Is at pres
ent before the council and the. police
and health committee for revision which
win probably oe a one at tne nexc coun
cil meeting. I think thia la but Just
to the-milk people."
Dr. Wheeler did not act upon any au
thority" of the-board of health In send
ing such a-letter or in making aa an
nouncement of such character," assert
ed Dr. Alan Welch Smith. "We have
the law. It has been adopted by the
council. "We have ho reason or right
to advertise that w have no law or
that we cannot control the supply of
mlli." : : "
Mayor Wot Informed.
This ' is a serious matter." said
Mayor. Simon. "I will aay frankly that
I . knew nothing ; about It. We must
have an 'enforcement of the law. We
muat not let any motive of politics or
any motive but to protect the people of
this city against impure milk actuate
us. Nor- must we be too nara on tne
dairymen. I desire above all things to
be reasonable, but I do not think It
wise to let the general Impression get
out that we are without law. We are
not without law We muat enforce the
law w have."
Old law Xtnaiai.
"Law enforcement Is the thing we
need," declared City Auditor Barbur. "I
had no. Idea. In recommending Inciden
tal revisions that until those revisions
were accomplished the law would go
off the books. I do think It natural and
proper that the health board should Is
sue the lioensa. because I know nothing
about the milk supply. "But" T do be
lieve In enforcement. This Is too seri
ous a matter to dally over, and entirely
too serious to let wrong Impressions or
incorrect announcements gain public
ity."" . ...
Immediate Actio a.
Dr. Smith stated this morning, aa did
Mayor Simon, that' the status of the
milk ordinance will be aetiously looked
Into at once, and action extraordinary
taken. If necessary, to continue protec
ting the people ef Portland against the
evlla of bad milk.
Reiterate Report Supporting
Firemen's Request for Im
provement of Quarters and
- Better Hours ' Differ
With Views of JIaybr.
The' Baptist,, ministers opined this
morning that the firemen's - Quarter
matter has come to a question of ve
racity between the ministers and tha
mayor. In consequence, Mr, Schwedlor
reiterated all he told last week to the
General Ministers' association and added
a little more to substantiate hia state
ment,- ; -
Mr. Thurston . and Mr. Cook, who
were both on the original committee ap
pointed to investigate, apologised for
their Inability on account of the wea
ther, to be present at the Investigation,
but confessed to a little private Investi
gation on -their own account, which had
shown conditions to be as the commit
tee had reported cold, ; cheerless,1 Un
sanitary rooms and long hours. .,
Blind er yrejudloed.
Schwedler declared the mayor Is either
blind or. prejudiced since he had followed
the ministers' agitation with the state
ment that there was no complaint among
the firemen and conditions vwere all
right Mr. - Schwedler said some few
had not signed ' the , petition bocause
they were afraid of losing their , heads,
but that since the mayor's stand almost
all who formerly-refused have signed.
v jrsiujy ; atgi. :-r ,i ,
E. G. Hays who has been circulating
the petitions. made ai statement vand
showed the petition, , with some .200 sig
naturea AUbut's seven ' firemen -have .
signed; eight k lieutenant refused , and
la .signed; aix captains, refused and l'i'
signed. ,,v Most f those - wha did nor,
sign already have more hours off. thxu
laslus in the. pe.tllbliit. ' ' ,
j ' J'r.'J.omtrd r port ad a the niffinj
yoeterday at. tiie Highland clnircii tttwt
11130.85 , was raised .on th 11300 dclit
and the church officers have aasumod
the burden of - the remainder. ' Dr. Jor
dan read a paper on "The Millennium."
Terrible Battle in j Closed
, Boom Lasts Half Hour
Man Is Killed.
(Fnlted Pre Xaasad Wira.) - - -
New York, Dec. 13. The horrible
story of a battle-to the death between
a man and a huge bulldog. In which the
man waa killed and left lying in a pool
of hia own blood, waa told today at the
coroner's Inquest Into the death of Carl
The dog that; figured In the unique
tragedy was the property of Limpert a
sister, Mrs. Schuerman. It developed
an Intense hatred for Limpert vand on
several occasions attacked him- savagely.
Despite Limpert advice, the woman
refused to part with her pet. " -
Early yesterday. 5 when Limpert en--tared
hia sister's flat. h found the dog
In sole ' possession. Ferociously' the
brute flutig himself upon the man and
for uearly half an hour the combatants
rolled about on the floor In a deadly
struggle, Limpert unable - to gain the
door. '. '. :' '',"-. -."'"-
Later in the day Limpert's dead body
waa 'found lying on the floor beside an
overturned table.. Hia throat was torn
into abreds and hia head and shoulders
lay tn a pool of blood,' The dog, his
muxxle stained and his head and body
bleeding from gashes received when he
had been-hurled- against the furniture
by his human antagonist,- cowered la a
corner.' .. ?. ,,- . '-'':.., .'; -' U;- ,
HUIE SAf.l TJUST
PAY FOR BRIDE
STORM" DAYS IN
irnitad Pieae t Wtra.t
Teklo, Dec. -!. That the coming ees-
aion Ct tne jipum eiei win m vmm
ft the most Important In the history of
tlie net km Is generally accepted among
those conversant with aational pel ic lea
and problems. That th session will be
stormy eel maraea wun mir omh is
eonaidered a certainty. Among tbe mat
ter that will come before tbe diet are
tbe prcpoeed decrease or the land tax
a tbe enactmeat.ot a new laoor law.
The proposed readjustment ef the tariff
and ef tbe commercial taws aeoer
whtrb bnainees is transactel bare may
be effected- .
. Reform prwmteee to play aa anueuel
art tn tbe deliberations ef' the det.
Ameeg the tnHitutloe wbicb may. be
efrv-ted are the - preeeet e4scatieaa;
sreten. and tbe accep'etl rise of ra;i-
mmy reteeaiwa na aarim irpprvTewwi
will be enlargd.
a)ni. Or. Ie. I' NXirtjl
m'nmrtn Ve Ii:e1 t tS'?j
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K-E!-. P. 1 ". F
Chinaman ho Attemptel
to Buy Consideration Sen
' fenced by Federal Court.
Hule Sam. prominent la Chiaeae mer
cantile circle ' in Portland, and well
known as the proprietor ef ear t.
store at Sixth and Oak street, waa
tenced te serve If davs la the to i-
Jail and par a fine or 111 b" !''''
Judge C K. Welvertea. la I'rHed Mu
district court today.
Kan was found l!ty ef a tt i
attempted bribery by a Ttry In t' I
ted Slate dlatrfct ewn U - In
terested in ee.urro t T.-eiir'. ai r
a ChtneJi.aii alUf4 to he tm .-
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