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THE DALLES, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1894.
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Tfie Disappearance of John
WEALTHY BACHELOR AND FARMER
Be IVas Last Been In East Portland on
Monday The Case Is Now Being;
There is another mysterious disap
pearance in Portland. This time it is
that of a well known, rich, respectable
farmer, John E. Overton. The circum
stances under which he has disappeared
indicate most plausibly toul play. There
is good reason to believe that unless
John E. Overton turns up within 24 hours
t with a most peculiar story of his ab
sence the unraveling of the mystery of
the old man's fate will add another to
the long list of inexplicable disappear
ances and murders in this city. At the
outset it is known Overton has enemies
and the first suspicion settles upon them
if they can be found.
John E. Overton is well known almost
all over East Portland. He is a wealthy
man, and owns a finely improved and
valuable farm 12 miles east of this city,
on the Base Line road, at the intersec
tion of the road to Fairview. He is an
old bachelor, lives alone in his house,
and, contrary to the usual kind of such
people who live in solitude, and some -times
in miser ablen ess, Overton is not
eccentric or remarkable in anyway. He
has many friends, and his neighbors
look upon him as a most upright and
trustworthy citizen. He has no kindred
Last Monday morning Overton left his
home and started for East Portland with
a load of baled hay. He has not been
Been since between 2 and 3 o'clock on
that afternoon. What has become of
the wagon, the horses, the load of hay
are only a few of the questions .being
asked by the missing man's friends,
who today instituted a search for him
and enlisted the aid of the officers of the
It is known that Overton left bis house
and started for town at 5 a. m. He was
seen hear Montavilla by a couple of resi
dents. One of them was Mr. Sam Bliss.
The next place he was seen was at the
canning factory at East Seventh and
Belmont streets. This was between 2
and 3 o'clock in the afternoon. ' No one
remembers whether he came to the can
ning establishment or not. Mr. Over
ton's business at the factory was to see
about a balance due him on a. quantity
of fruit and produce sold there a short
time previous. Manager Holcomb, of
the cannery, saw Overton a few mo
ments. There was nothing strange in
When Overton comes to East Portland
he always puts up at the Lyons stables,
where everybody has known him for
years. This time, however, he did not
HIS HOUSE -ROBBED.
It is a singular fact that Overton's
house has been robbed literally emp
tied since his disappearance This
robbery seems to be evidence strong
enough in itself to substantiate the be
lief that foul play has been done.
.The discovery of the robbery was made
yesterday. Overton's only hired help is
a man by the name of Palmer, the son of
a neighboring farmer. Palmer has been
working for Overton for some time. He
lives with his family some distance
When Overton left home he told his
man about some unimportant work to be
; done for that day. He would return in
the afternoon, and the sheep should be
kept penned up until his return.
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ruiuw woui nuuui. ms wortc as in
structed, and after his day's labor went
home. Next morning he was surprised
to find that Mr. Overton had not re
turned. Palmer attended to the live
stock, and later in the day he went over
to Mr. Joseph Engless' -and Mr. John
Conley's, Overton's" nearest neighbors.
Palmer remarked his surprise that his
employer had not come back from town
Mr. Conley said that perhaps something
had occurred to detain him, and that he
would be back that day (Tuesday). As
the day passed and nothing was seen of
Overton, Mr. Engless and. Mr. Conley
felt a little curious. Last evening
Palmer had occasion to go into the house
for something. There he made the dis
covery that it had been broken into and
robbed of nearly all the clothes and val
uables. Conley and Engless were called
and together with the hired man they
inspected the house. Apparently the
burglars had taken everything likely to
be of any use or value. Most of the bed
clothes were gone ; a trunk had been
rifled of everything it contained ; Over
ton's clothes were gone, and the thieves
had searched every nook and cranny of
Cleveland and Dave Hill.
New York, Oct. 17. The Herald's
Washington special says : "There is no
longer much doubt on the part of the
democratic campaign managers here1 in
regard to the attitude Mr. Cleveland
will assume toward the state campaign
in New York. The announcement made
on the authority of one of the members
of the president's political household
that he would register in New York and
would vote the Hill ticket for governor
is construed as settling the question as
far as any one except Mr. Cleveland
himself can foretell what his action is
to be. While it is now generally be
lieved that the president will soon let
his position be definitely known, there
is still a great deal of anxiety to know
what means Mr. Cleveland will take to
make his declaration. Many of the
democrats with whom I have talked ex
pressed the hope that he will not write
a letter. They have had considerable
experience with letters from Mr. Cleve
land's pen, and they are afraid that any
thing he might write. would do more
harm than good in the present condition
of affairs in New York, and even if the
letter did no harm in that state it might
be injurious elsewhere. They hope that
he will confine himself simply to a dec
laration that he favors the success of the
regular democratic ticket and believes
it to be the duty of all New York demo
crats to vote for it. It was reported at
democratic headquarters this afternoon
that Mr.. Cleveland would send to the
New York managers a liberal contribu
tion to the campaign fund, accompanied
by a brief letter which will urge the im
portance of democrats standing together,
so as not to give the republicans an
opportunity to win through the indiffer
ence or failure of any democrat to do his
duty. This is just the kind of a letter
the leaders here hope the president will
write, and the sooner he writes it, and
the larger the denomination of the check
it incloses, the better they will like it.
While all the details of the New York
campaign are not known here, the im
pression is general that the democrats
are very short of money, and that the
president's check would be almost as
valuable to them at this time as his
declaration of approval of the ticket."
Anti-Tammanyltes Indorse Bill.
New York, Oct. 17. A conference
was held at democratic headquarters to
day between John Boyd Thatcher. Grace
and others in regard to placing Hill's
name at the head of the Grace ticket.
N. Straus, Tammany candidate for
mayor, objected to Hill's allowing the
Grace men to head their ticket with his
name. After the conference today it
was said the regular state ticket will
head the Grace democratfc local ticket.
After the meeting Grace said: "We
shall strain every 'effort to secure Hill's
McKlnley on Bis Travels. ,
Dayton, O., Oct. 17. McKinley ar
rived in this city today from Fostoria.
Great enthusiasm was manifested dur
ing the entire trip at all stations along
the route. ":
For the many accidents that occnr
about the farm or househould, such as
burns scalds, bruises, cuts, ragged
wounds, bites of animals, mosquitoes or
other insects, galls or chafed spots, frost
bites, aches or pains in any part of the
body, or the ailments resulting from ex
posure, as ' neuralgia, rheumatism, etc.
Dr. J. H. McLean '8 Volcanic Oil Lini
ment has proved itself a sovereign rem
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For sale by the Snipes-Kinersly Drug
Co. - . - ' -
We again have an abundant supply of
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delivery at the lowest rates, and hope to
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From the fair grounds, one black
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in forehead, and one light sorrel horse,
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