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VOL. X. NO. 83.
PRICE TWO CENTS ew TArw" ir grwa
SHERIFFS' MEN Oil.
WATCH ALL WIGHT;
Woman Baseball Magnate Wants Divorce;
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OF VANCOUVER TO
pi iiniun . rirrmrhiv Inm ninrn Mirrn fr7
LOVE CASE STOPS;
MRS. BURNES HAS
A SLIGHT STROKE
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BOY BANDIT BRAGS MUSTSTANDTRIAL; ?
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MAKE NO CAPTUR
Crawls Down ' Dry' Creek Bed
i;. Through" Posse of 200 Who
T Surround Hill on Which Lad
v Made Stand.
Millionaire Thomson;, to Be
.Tried for VAIIeged Attempt
: to. Buy Recommendation on
Postoff ice Contract.' !
J -LEADS HIM T0H0USE
SUPREME COURT DOWNS
MOTION FOR DEMURRER
Saunters. Into. Inn, Proudly
Tells of Fight; and :Then
One Hundred Dollar Bill Sent
to Major Zantsinger Basis
of Action. .
(D1IIN (TW UMM l Whln Tun- I Th-m
Vallejo. Cat. Jun IS Fred Melville,
Mn millionaire tuner msnuraetiirr at
poy eancii, was oapiura twui i Hamilton, muit stand trial for attempt-
today a,V Benlcla. Ha wa arreatad by ed bribery In connection with a contract
Constable Billy .Hyde. for paper tor the postofflce department
The lad. wounded in ice enouiaer ana he wn trying to secure.
aide, crept Into Benlcla quietly list night I Judge Wright in the supreme court
ana secured a room at an ooscure xoag-i or the district or Columbia, today over
ln house. ' . . Irulrd a motion for a demurrer ' filed
This mornlna the boy did not come by Thomson's attorney and ordered that
from hia room. ' Then the proprietor the caso must o to trtaL
went up and found him evidently auf-l Thomson, who Is president tof the
ferina treat pain from wounds. The Champion Coated Paper company. It is
proprietor notified Constable Hyds who alleged, sent a $100 bill to Major Zant
went to the lodainf house, made his I sinter, who was at the time passlnt
way to the room and arreated the boy. I upon 'samples of cardbjoard aubmltted
He assert that the lad admitted that I for sale to the postofflce department
ha was Melville.
Much of the bravsdo that haa marked
his career of the last few daya has
Vanished and the boy la said to preaent
a pitiable spectacle. His wounda are
not believed serious, though they are
'. .. . ,
Vallejo. ' Cal.. June !. Fred Mel
Tills, . 11-year-old boy bandit, surround
ed by 200 men in three posses, haa
escaped. Today he la believed to be
on his way to Sacramento,
' While the posses surrounded the hill
en whose crest the boy had hidden him
aelf and fired occasional shots to make
certain . that ha did -not escape, Mel
OF 87. 89 AND 94
Vtfa'tfWW Honors at the
Sunset of Their Lives, Rev.
John Flinrt, Asahel Bush and
Francis S. Hoyt. ' : ;
through the llnea of men who were
watching for him. 't .
' With hla customary bravado, he ap
peered at the Three Mile house and
told Mrs. Adolph Strubel. who was In
charge of the pUoe, that he had fought
the poses to a standstill and escaped.
He tied from the place when she tried
to call men . who were sleeping In the
(tibia Bar. of Tbe Journal.)
building. By the time . then -war Baiem. Vr June ifcsix tw-Hwn
aroused, Melville was nearly a mile I wSr 1 2 r " ,
away. ' I FItnn of Fortlahd was given the degree
JThe posses which had encircled thel" aocror oi aivmuy oy wuiimnu mi-
hill at whose erect Melville was hid. ersity iaat evening. - epoKen or py
den, 'did not If am until early today that
tne ltd Jiaa suceeeaod in eluding them.
President 'Homan as "a' man of sub
limity of spirit, honored, known and
saw v a t-. 4 i- w a. asi
John"W. Ferguson, Expert in
Such Matters, May Be Re
tained to Examine Books
Since Bank's Beginning.
OFFICERS WILL BE
PUNISHED IF GUILTY
i May Already Be Case Against
j Officials; Ferguson Val-
Mr. Schiller Brltton, principal owner of. the St. Louis Rational baseball
(L'olttd Prase Leased Wlre.V
Cleveland, Ohio, June IS. Mrs. Schuy
ler Brltton, of the 8t Louis National
ball club, only . woman baseball mag
nate, has filed ault for divorce, charg
ing cruelty and gross neglect. Mr.
Brltton Is out of the city.
Mrs. Brltton Inherited three-fourths of
the stock of the St Louis club on the
death of her . uncle, Stanley Roblson,
last March, her mother getting the other
fourth. Her father wae Frank DeHass
was 'one' of The' owners of the old Cleve
land Spiders of the National league.
and although only a slip of a girl Mrs.
Roblson a t anions. Jbapbjpol,,,, runor thaVshe r"lnUilded
Brltton was regarded aa the mascot
of the team,
Mrs. Brltton la tl years of age and
the mother of two beautiful children, a
boy and a girl. She has been married
about 10 years. Her holdings alone In
the St. Louts baseball club approximate
Expressing her pleasure with the
showing the Cardinals are making, and
saying she was particularly grateful
to tbe fans for their support, Mrs. H.
Schuyler Britton, principal owner of
St. Louis National league baseball
to sell her holdings. She denied a re
port that there .was to be a reorganisa
tion of the olub officials.
When word, from the Three Mile house ,oved . throughout Oregon." thle nona
wae finally sent to the host of depu
ties, a hasty consultation wss held. An
lnvflt1AHmt anin nrnv.il that rh U.
formation was correct. Then the nm.b were given doctor's degrees, Asahel
man suddenly became active. Instead Bu,h- 87i nd Francia Southhack,
of Mmnin. .t thm h... .f h. hin k age 89. Bush waa a trustee of Wll-
epread out and began a search of the lamett university In ISSt and Dr. Hoyt
neighborhood. . The search was soon or- w p . i
ganlsed and the posse sUrted on the
supposed trail tbe boy had taken.
Ai . .vi .11 T i . Hoyt'a degree of doctor of laws and
JLlLTI'Z neW' Ct.thZ his response. In a few distinct and
I-V-'S"1" h'? be? well chosen words this man of 8 years
-" 1,,;, '''u. told of the chsngee wrought in Oregon
genarian pioneer may enjoy for the re
malnder of his life this distinction
Two other patriarch ef old Oregon
1850 to 1861. The commencement pro
gram was brought to an Impressive clos
ing climax with the presentation of Dr,
Sn. 2?m .!!?i5 roa. which event- Edward Laird Mills of Butte. Mont, and
rS'i J hm. Sacramento. hv1Utm Henry Whitmore Rees of Kv.
and It was believed that he -was en
deavoring to reach the capital city. In
this belief, the posses today, gradually
. worked In the direction of Sacramento.
Warning was sent to the police there to
lb on the lookout for the lad.
Melville when he appeared at the
Three Mile house late yesterday, ac-
degree waa conferred
(Continued on Page Five.)
(Continued on Page Five.
QUAKES TEAR ASSURES
(Bolted prsas Leased Wire.)
Washington, June 14. -"A canvass o
the senate shows that 60 senators favor
reciprocity and It also shows that more
than that number are against the Root
amendment to the reciprocity bill," was
- the statement given out today by Boles
Penrose of Pennsylvania. '
Senator Penrose served notice that he
would hold the senate In 'dally session
opposing any proposition to adjourn.
until the vote is taken., He expects that
the bill will pass as soon as its oppo
nents rinish tneir speech making.
DOG FIGHT SPILLS AUTO
WITH TRIO OF PORTLAND
- MEN INTO CLARKE DITCH
4 : (Spedsl Dispatch to The Journal.)
Vancouver, Wash., June 18.
' .Three Portland men who abso-.
lutely refused to divulge their
names, but who. were driving a, e
' small Ford runabout carrying II-
' cense tag No. 143, went Into the,
ditch 13 miles out from Vancou-
.... m A A'Ta.I.
noon by coming in contact with
two dogs that were fighting In (
," , .the road. The dogs were eo In-
tentlv engaged In the encounter
. with each other that the sound of
i warning failed to, attract them,
. and the amall car when It struck,
W was nunea Dottom up in me .
. ditch.' - -VH -v;-;
Sylvester McKee, the Callfor-
, ntan who Is touring the country,
.picked the mon up and. brought
. them te Vancouver, where one
. was taken to the office, of Dr, R.
D. Wlswall. He was notvserlous-
ly Injured, and later he and. his
companion left on the ferry f or
?Portland The caAwas brought
:, In last night by Clydf Moss, and i
was found lo . have a twisted "
.axle and a. broken wind guard.
IN SURFACE OF EARTH
Daltfl Press Lsssd Wtnt.)
Melbourne, June 16. A landslide, be-
iievea to nave oeen aus to ine recent
seismic disturbance, has taken place at
Leongatha where the ground for an
extent of 15 acres has been riven asun
der in all directions. In some places
the fissures are eight feet across. In
attempting to cross one of these earth
chasms a mailman fell to the bottom.
He Was rescued with considerable dif
Huge trees lies In eevry direction
torn apart by the violence of the earth
shock and In one place the course of
river was completely changed. The
stream was forced Into a new Chanel
right through a number of rich malse
fields, the former bed being left almost
entirely dry. So far no loss of . life Is
reported. v.-r a i
LONELY CAPE BLANCO WIRELESS MAN
WEDS GIRL AT OTHER END OF PHONE
(pedal Wioitch to 11m JooraaL)
r. Marshfleld. Or., June 16. A pretty
romance Is attached to the marriage of
Mies Ines Jenkins of Bandon and James
U. Bennett of Cape Blanco, which oc
curred a few days ago at Bandon.
The jrroom is a member of the United
States navy and la - stationed at the
naval wireless station at Cape Blanco,
which. It Is claimed. Is the most lone
some naval post on this continent Cape
Blanco is dowa in Curry county, about
four miles off the main stage road, with
a view only or tne rocity rort orrora
cine chest On the wrapper he found
the name and address of a girl. He
wrote her, and learned that she worked
In a wholesale drug house and . had
placed her name on the bottle to see
what faraway sailor might write.
It turned out that the homes of the
sailor and the young lady were close
together In the far east, pictures were
exchanged, sn engagement was made,
and when the lonesome sailor not long
ago left Cape Blanco his term of enlist
ment In the navy had expired, .and he
announced to his friends that he was
J Determined to lay bare the history of
! the Commercial bank of Vancouver,
i Wash., which failed recently, and obtain
J the facts upon which sctlon may be
taken by the authorities to punish those
responsible for the crash. If criminal
liability Is found to exist. John W.
Ferguson will be employed to expert
the books of the defunct Institution."
It was Ferguson who exported' the
bonks of the Title Guarantee A Trust
and the Oregon Trust A Ravings bank
of Portland, both of which went under
in a cloud and In both of which con
victions were secured of the hesds of
the Institutions for violations of the
banking laws as a result of the revels
tlons made by the tangled books.
Experlenoe Y tillable.
Negotlatlona with Ferguson have not
been concluded. It Is understood, but
Martin L. Pipes, who has been em
ployed as a special prosecutor for Clarke
county in the case, stated today that
Ferguson probably will be chosen, and
It is known that he has been consulted
with reference to the Job. His expert
Mrs. Love Granted 30 Days to
Take New Testimony; Pro
ceedings of Morning Please
Fair Defendant Mightily.
EFFORT TO SHOW LOVE
IS NEW YORK RESIDENT
Whereabouts of Little Muriel
Said to Have Been
(Continued on Page Four.)
TO BE FORESTALLED
BY IB S ACTION
City Attorney Grant Wins in
HiV Contention That Audi
torium Commission Should
Be Named Early.
reefs, which have -caused so , many 1 going east to marry the girl he found
wrecks. His only company was com
posed of the two or three others at the
wireless station and the lighthouse,, the
latter of: which has been in charge of
one man. Keeper Langlols, for the past
36 years. "
Miss Jenkins was night operator at
the v Bandon telephone station. Many
messages were taken up at the naval
wireless station, and sent by telephone
to Bandon for transmission, and It waa
frequent . that the Bandon night hello
girl had occasion to talk to the wireless
man. A love affair over the telephone,
an engagement and the marriage ' followed.
The bride waa on the occasion of her
wedding dressed in a khaki riding habit,
and after the ceremony, with the groom,
rode on horseback to distant Cape
Blanco, which for years has been taught
to school cniiaren as tne moat westerly
point In the United States.
The : wireless post st cape Blanco
seems to result In a romance for the
unmarried sailors sent there. A few
years ago a young man from the battle
ship West Virginia was the only one at
the cape who waa not married. n
the occasion of a slight Injury he used
a bottle of liniment in the naval medl-
by getting hurt on the Blanco rocks.
QUAKES STILL SHAKE
REGION NEAR VOLCANO
(Cstied Prew Leasee W1rs.l
Mexico City, June 16. Earthquakes
continue In the neighborhood of the
volcano Collma, according to reports re'
ceived here today. Houses In Za pot-
Ian and Qusam have been thrown down
and the people are in a state of terror.
Poisonous fumes from the two craters
of the volcano have been blown down
the valley and are killing cattle and
GRAB PANAMANS' CHANGE
United Preiw Leased Wire. I
Panama, June 16. Because American
employes on the canal succeeded In get
ting most of the loose change of the
natives by introducing them to the
"great American game," President Aw
mena today signed a decree prohibiting
poker in the republic.
UNITED STATES COURT WHICH HAS TAKEN UP THE TOBACCO TRUST PROBLEM
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Prom left "to right, the Jurists reJudge Walter Chadwlck Nojrea, of New London, ,Conn,i Judge Alfred C
r Coao, of Utlca, N ln and Judge Emlle Henry Lacorabe of Aew iork. The task to wblchthoae inter
pretera of the. law have been assigned Is new one In the anhalg of American court history. ,
City Attorney Frank 8. Grant fore
stalled a threatened move of obstruc
tionists by persuading Mayor Simon to
appoint the auditorium commission yes
terday. The city attorney had been
waltln for the mayor to announce this
commission from day to day and when
the eve of the tenth day following the
adoption of the amendment had almost
arrived Mr. Orant visited Mayor Simon
and told him that, under the provis
ions of the amendment he was com
pelled to appoint the commission at
once In order to be within the 10 day
limit set by the electorate.
Obstructionists had been on the alert,
too, and it is said that if the commis
sion had not been appointed yesterday
a suit enjoining the appointment of
the commission would have been filed.
Kayo" Idea of Time.
Mayor Simon holds that an amend
ment Is not In effect until after the
mayor has proclaimed It so. He. there
fore, waa of the opinion that he would
still have 10 days In which to appoint
the commission after he had proclaimed
the auditorium amendment law, yester
day afternoon. . .
City Attorney . Orant. however, does
not concur In the mayor's belief. Ha
is of the opinion that an amendment is
adopted as soon as the voters have cast
a majority of votes In its favor, on
election day. The city attorney was
not able to shake the mayor's convic
tion, but succeeded In securing Mr.
Simon's consent to appoint the com
mission yesterday in order to save a
point in case obstructionists should en-
Join the construction of the auditorium.
The public auditorium commission of
five, as appointed by Mayor Simon, con
sists of T. B. Wilcox, Hugh Hume, Dr.
(Rpeelil DliDitcB to The Jnantal.t
Bsker, Or.. June 16. The hearing In
the Love divorce case came to an ab
rupt stop today following the Introduc
a copy of the divorce decree granted
Love's first wife In 104. The hearing
will probably not continue until Mrs.
Frances Humes, who Is suffering a
slight stroke of paralysis In a local hos
pital. Is able to take the stand. The
defendant has been granted SO days by
Judge Smith In which to take new tes
timony. Smiling, radiant and In rare good
humor after her testimony on the
stand yesterday, Marjorie Burnes Love
sat beside her counsel In the court room
this morning during the hearing In the
divorce proceedings, tbe Issue of which,
according to her' testimony yesterday,
means tne clearing of her good name.
One particular thing, she emphasised,
was her denlsl of a statement published
In a Chicago newspaper that she had
given her husband 180,000. She char
acterised it as "absurd." '
There was very little of interest
brought out at the hearing this morn
Ing, the greater part of the time being
taken up by Attorney Tusks, who went
on the stand to explain the New York
state divorce laws and the details of
the suit In that state In which hla client
was granted an Interlocutory decree from
tbe plaintiff In the Oregon suit
The first witness called wae Helen
Thompson, Mrs. Love's maid, who tea
Mysterious Prowler Suspected
of Murder of Hill Family
Does Not Make an Appear
ance to Law Officers.' '
INCENTIVE OF REWARD
GIVES IMPETUS TO HUNT
Keen Interest Shown by the
Numerous "Clues" Sent to 4
Watchers stationed by the sheriffs ef
Clackamas and Multnomah counties, at
the various farmhouses In the vicinity
of Ardenwald, where the four Hills
as evldencs by the defendant of t wer" killed a week ago today, saw
naming u ins mysterious prowitr wno
every night previously for several
weeks has shown himself momentarily '
to the farmers.
The houses . along the Wlllsburg '
road within half a mile. of the Hill .
house, snd particularly those near the
fringe of woods that covers the John
son creek bottoms, ' were carefully
shadowed by the deputy sheriffs end
the men were so placed that It Is
thought Impossible for the 1 man . te
have ventured out without their-bar-
ing seen him. If he did leave the wood .
It was to steal into a pasture and back"
again without attempting to approach
Ardenwald Much Disturbed. ' ' f
None of the residents of Ardenwald!
slept very soundly last night and many .
of them sat up In the dark with deputy
sheriffs to Veep vigil over1 their wives'
(Continued on Page Four.)
DHDTI AMn nDllCD
hU l LrlllU Ull iL1l
DIES IN HELL GATE
John Powder, 91 Park Street,
N., Drowns at Wild Can
yon of the Rogue.
(Continued on Page Four.)
ROOM ARM SPILLS
CAR, KILLING MAN
Tons of Steel Fall Among 30
rVorjcmcrnjiri f rghisrri- '
man Willow Creek Span.' p
(ffpsclsl Dtspsteh te Tbe JnarasL)
Grants Pass. Or., June 16. A party
of Portland men. composed of John
Powder of 91 Park street north, Anton
Powder and Charles Stler, left Grants
Psss Tuesdsy for Galloe, going down
the Rogue river in a boat The little
craft was wrecked Wednesday at Hell
Gate and John Powder waa drowned.
The body has not been recovered.
The drowned man had all the money
of the party In his pocket. He was a
driver for Marshall-Wells Hardware Co.
of Portland, and Anton Powder, also
a resident of 91 Park street north. Is a
(Special Dtspatrh te Tie Journal.) 1
Madras, Or., June 16. One man was.'
killed and two Injured as a result of,
the overturning of a derrick car at the ,
new Willow .creek bridge on the Har-
rlman Deschutes- railroad this morning.
A. A. Parne of Seattle . wae struck
across the chest by a piece of falling
steel and died In a, few moments. Der
rick Foreman Shtpman waa struck on .
the arm by a falling timber and Engl-1
neer N. J. Canlon was slightly eut on
the temple and the eye. :
-The big boom had Just picked up
three steel girders to be carried onte
the bridge and be put In place The 4
steel carried the hoom arm too far to
one side before It could be stopped. '
tipping the car over.
- The accident happened on the brink ,
of. the 250 ; foot canyon, v The 60 foot?
boom arm and the three tons ef steel
It was carrying fell tn the midst of 10
workmen, who were following up the
car to place the steel on the bridge. It
was miraculous that only a few were ,
injured. . , $
' 11 :
(Continued on Page Five.)
GENIAL INDIANS TAKE
SQUAW'S BERRY COIN
AND GO "H0NKETING"
CRICKET PLAYER FI
AND VAINLY TRIES
TO JTH II
(Speclan Dispatch to The Joeraal.)
Kennewick, Wash.. June 16. J. Clark,
an English carpenter who recently came
to Kennewick from the "old country."
is familiar Indeed with the prolonged
but pleasant game of cricket, but up
to yesterday had not been In America
long enough to know the tricks of baseball.
This is why Mr. Clark dM not recog
nise as aVatcher's protector the useful
but vulgarly named "belly pad" onto
which he stumbled while ambling be
side an Irrigation canal near the Ken
newick baseball grounds. The catcher
of the Kenewlck team had carelessly
left the pad behind.
Clark, soberly pondering .what the
blooming thing might be. mentally pro : ;
nounced It either a life preserver of
a swimming float ; Finally his Judg'''1
ment swung wholly to the latter and',
last evening, equipped With Ma pneu- .
matlc friend, he set, forth . te master
swimming, 1 - '' 1 ' . -
Good though the contrivance looked
to the .Englishman, It worked poorly In ' ,
the unresponsive water of the Kenne
wick canal. Clark's vain - efforts te ,
keep above the surface were discourage '
ing. He chanced on Captain Martin of
the ball team, to whom he confided his '
inability to keep the Invention en hla .
back. ' 4 .
Martin looked.' gasped, explained.
(Special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Hood River. Or., June 16.
There Is nothing slow about the
Indian after he and his squaw
came to HOod River, and his
squaw has spent a week or so in
the "ollalle" fields. About the
first thing on the program Is to
get enough of the squaw's money
to Join his fellow companions,
who have a secluded place some
where under the trees and are
ready for a gambling game,
where the 10 cent ante prevails
until the gambler becomes broke.
Thereupon he strikes a desperate
pace and gambles away bis blan
kets, saddle, cayuse and all.
At the close- of the day's berry
picking pr gambling spree, aa the
case may be. the young red
bloods come to the city snd hire
the best automobiles the Hood
River livery can afford, abd with
the air and dignity ot a multl
inlllionalre, proceed to loop the
120 mile loop ol the Hood River
valley, each closely nestled be
side a dusky; maiden, whose
painted, face, la hidden under the
gaudy colors of a crimson silk
The Sunday Jouwat
LEADING MAGAZINE FEATURES' FOR NEXT SUNDAY
INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING: f
WHEN MORGAN. WAS MADE A MIDDLE-AGE GOURMET;
Weird Italian bacuet that our Amerkan financier in such good
humor that he yielded great art collection to King Victor, ' ,
HOW ENGLAND CROWNS HER KING-Impreisive ceremony at-'
"tending formal establishment of reign of George and Mtryv, ? ' .
HEALTH AND EFFICIENCY Another of Mrs. Lora ::C LittleV
straight-from-the-shoulder talks on mental and bodily rigor, -i
HUMANITY SCORNS THE IDLER AND THE WASTED DAY
Illustrated by Homer Davenport, . , . : . '. 'I
THE CONVERSION 6F A FOSSIL A. Batch contributes the fourth
story of his series,; "'City and Country Sketches,-" that i replete with
the element of human interest. "i'V , i ; - i,"
THE DANCE OF MID-SUMMER EVE IN THE LAND OF" THE
MIDNIGHT, SUN-Tripping'the light fantastic in the mystic twi
light of Sweden's welcome to spring. ,: , 5;.,,,,
DO ELOPEMENTS ' INSURE; HAPPINESS? Marriage erftici, the
oretical and practical, believe the course of true love, impromptu,
must run' amotlu..j..'Vf:ei .'.'v''';4i5.'55- - - ' '
FICTION PAGE. -POPULAR N0"rAG-CHILDREN'S PAC,
'.A- AND FOUR, WOMEN'-S PAGES.