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SEVERE FLOODS IX
Grand jury Returns Indict
ment in First Degree Agains
Slayer of Dixon,
EXTREME CHARGE SAID
TO COME AS SURPRISE
Willi I)LhmsI of This Case Grand
Jury Adjourned Arc Subject to Fu
tiiro Cull Circuit Court PoIIm to
Convict Charles Grant of Athena
of Illegal Liquor Sctlllug Testl
nvMiy In Liquor Cao Vneorrober'
Bled Ilciico Insufficient Court
Pocket Cleared tin Wulter Dlxoh
Murder In the first degree Is the
charge cantalned In the Indictment
returned by the grand Judy last even
Ing, against Mike Ryan, the slayer o
M. E. Dixon. This Indictment was a
surprise to the general public ns well
a to the attorneys for the defend
ant, Winter & Lowell, as It was the
general belief that manslaughter or
second degree murder would be the
extent of the charge.
This disposal of this case finished
the business before the Brand Jury
nt this time and the members were al
lowed to disband and go to their
homes. . The-y are subject to call at
any time however.
With the failure to convict Charles
Grant, the Athena man accused of II
legal liquor selling, the circuit court
also finished the business on the dock
ci and adjourned. This precludes the
possibility of the Ryan murder trial
The failure to convict Grant was due
largely to the failure of the employ,
crs of the detectives who secured the
evidence to have both their witnesses
on hand. It seems that It was not
known until after the Jury had been
Impanneled that only one of the wit
nesses was present, the other being
somewhere In Canada. It was then
too late to postpone the trial and the
district attorney was forced to go
ahead with It with the evidence at
hand. The uncorroborated testimony
of the paid detective, however, was
not regarded by fhe Jury as suffl
clent to convict and the verdict of ac
quittal was promptly brought In.
Among; the indictments returned by
the grand jury yesterday was one
against Walter Dixon of Milton on th0
charge of assault and battery. He
has been arraigned before the Justice
of the peace at that place and Is now
out on bonds.
AVOMAX RELEASED AFTER
LOXG PRISON TERM
Moundsvllle, TV. Va., May 27. After
serving eighteen years In prison for
complicity In the murder of her hus
band, Mrs. Verglc Gibson was released
. today and walked forth a free woman.
She was only 27 when she entered
the pententlary, and was youthful and
beautiful In appearance. Today she Is
old and shattered In health, and the
long years behind prison walls have
silvered her hair and drawn deep fur
rowg on brow and cheek. Mrs. Gib
on's accessories In the crime. Albert
liewls and Albert Vlers, were hanged,
and Clark Slaughter, a colored boy,
was sentenced to life imprisonment.
Robbery was the motive which caused
the womn-n to conspire with ofhors for
the murder of her husband.
Jackson, Miss., May 27. The
town of Quitman Is submerged
today as the result of a flood.
Business Is suspended and res
idents are in the upper parts
of their houses. The loss is
heavy throughout the state.
Miles of railroad are destroyed.
TWO PERSONS DROWN
Stockton, Cal., May 27 Mrs. War
ren Jones, wife of a well known farm
er, and the 3-yeur-oid son of his sis
ter, Mrs. Isaac Robinson, were killed
In an automobile accident near
Stockton today. Evidently they were
drowned when the automobile was
overturned In two feet of water. Mrs.
Robinson was saved from drowning
by her daughter, a child of seven or
eight, who held her head above water
until farmers came and raised the
The automobile was driven by Isaac
Robinson, and with him were his wife
and their two children and his sister-in-law.
Nearlng the bridge across
Middle river, on Union Island, the au
tomobile skidded on a high embank
ment and went into the water. The
occupants were caught beneath thfl
LEAVES IN DISGUST A ITER
SEEING ONE ACT IN NEW YORK
Flay Shows Tenderloin District in
New York Evel.ni Thaw's Chum
Is Seen in Da nee President nad
Reeii Recognized by Whole Audi
ence Departure. Observed by All
liny Not One of Worst in City.
Deputy Bank Examiner ot
Washington is Suspended
RELATES TO THE AFFAIRS
OF DEITXCT PALOUSE BANK
Request Made by Slate Bank Exam
iner Following Conference With
Governor Hay Deputy Examiner
Was President of Rank for Years
Sold Ills Interest Eenrly In Year to
Vice ITvsidcnt Examiner Thinks
Deficit cf $50,0(10 D:r to Bad Man
ugement on Part of Deputy.
EDl'CATIOXAL EXHIBIT '
IS SHIPPED TO SEATTLE
Washington, May 27. President
Taft last night expressed forcibly his
disapproval or the trend of certain
branchip of this year's theatrical
product. He attended a performance
of "The Revellers," which depicts the
tenderloin of New York and includes
presentation of the "white light'
life. . The muscle dance was per
formed by one of Evelyn Thaw's
former chums. The president, who
had been In a box, departed In dis
gust at the end of the first act. His
presence had been noted by the en
tire audience and his departure was
observed by all. "The Revellers' h.
not the worst of the plays produced
n New York this year.
Seattle, May 27. Following a con
ference with Governor Hay, state
bank examiner MohUndro today Issued
an order suspending former Senator
Boone 'as deputy bank examiner pend
ing an Investigation of the affairs of
the defunct Palouse state bank, of
which Boone was president for many
Boone sold his Interest In January
to W. J. Manklnson, vice president.
Examiner Mohundro said: "Hank
inson and the old national bank of
Spokane, to which the Palouse bank
Is indebted, went to th( superior court
In Colfax and asked the appointment
of a temporary receiver without call
ing In my office, or making the banks
condition known to us. We discover
ed on examination that the books are
about fifty thousand dollars in the
hole. The amount may be more or
less, and In my opinion is, all due to
poor management on the part of the
hank officials prior to and during
Boone's administration. It is not
known whether the suspension of
Boone will be permanent."
FALL FROM 8TII FLOOR
TO BASEMENT; WILL DIE
J?an Francisco, May 27. Stepping
on a loose board on the eighth floor
of a building under construction In
the business section today, John Hem
mey and George Harrison, a structural
Iron worker, was hurled Into an open
elevator shaft. They crashed through
the ttemporary wooden elevator car
on the first floor Into the basement
and was burled under a pile of debris.
They will probably both die. They
ere extricated with difficulty. Ham-
mey has flve children and Harrison
three. Both were terribly lacers.tnfl.
Seven Drown In CanaL
Vlcksburg, Miss., May 27. The gas
oline boat Dorrle, with 10 passengers
on board capsized In the Yazoo ca
nal during a storm tonight and seven
persons are believed to have been
LARGEST GATHERING OF TEACHERS
III HISTORY OF NORTHWEST HERE
BAKER CITY TRIP
Government Closes Its Case
Against Man Charged With
Fencing 80,000 Acres,
IM PORTAXT TESTIMONY
GIVEN BY EMPLOYES
SIioxmi That Fences Were Down in
Certain Places Wires Ordered Cut
by Attorney for Hanley Fence
Afterwards Repaired, Though Xot
I'nder Direct Order of Hanley
Mas Are Produced Showing Ho
Vust Tract Is Controlled Govern
ment Case Closed Yesterday.
Salem, May 27. The exhibit of the
state educational department for the
Seattle exposition was shipped today
and consists of two cabinets contain
ing Illustrations of the growth of edu
cational work In Oregon. One Is a
card showing the growth of the aver
age dally attendance of the public
school an it begins In 1878 with an
attendance of 22,423.
'FRISCO CALL WITH LIBEL
San Francisco, May 27. Claiming
that he Is accused of an attempt to
betray the union labor party by an
article appearing In the San Fran
cisco Call, P. H. McCarthy, president
of the building trades council and
mayoralty candidate, yesterday swore
to a complaint charging Ernest Simp
son, managing editor, and Charles
Hornlck, general manager, with libel.
Announced That Secretary
Ballinger Has Withdrawn
80,000 Acres on Owyhee,
OTHER WITHDRAWALS MADE
IN" STATE OF WYOMING
FIRES MAY HAVE
DESTROYED A TOWN
Xegaunee, Mich., May 27. Forest
fires are raging In this section of the
upper peninsula. Reports from Dal
ton say that the town has been de
stroyed. When the fire threatened
Dalton last night a special train was
ordered and the inhabitants and their
possessions were carried to places of
Portland, May 27. Long miles of
sage brush, and bunch grass lands
were traversed figuratively by the fed
eral court' this morning following the
defense Introduced In behalf of Wil
liam Hanley, charged by the govern
ment with fencing eigthy thousand
acres of public land of Harney county.
A. Faulkner, a civil engineer of
Hums, also surveyor of Harney coun
ty, produced maps of the contested
Iind. Thp purpose of the defence was
to show that no care had been taken
of the fences which enclosed both
public and private lands.
Faulkner showed where the fences
were down and up, leaving the Im
pression that fences In many other
sections were out of repair. Some of
Hanley's employed men were put on
the stand by the government but their
testimony was unimportant. The gov
ernment's case closed yesterday.
Tom Allen, foreman testified that
he cut the wire fence on the south
"ides of the range by the order of at
torney Wood, representing Hanley.
He declared that about half a mile out
o'C 42 miles were so cut. Other em-
inojeu Kiuteu mat mey repaired me irue "snowers or blessing" were
fences when necessary, but not under those which began falling yesterday
Hanley's orders, although he furn- afternoon about 4 o'clock and con-
LATE RAIN'S PROVE SHOWERS
OF BLESSINGS TO FARMERS
Rainfall in Pendleton Totals Over a
Third of an Incli Other Sections
Report Heavier Fall Pilot Rock
Man Says That It Will Mean Ten
Bushels More of Wheat Per Acre
In nis Section Total Rainfall for
Season Is Short.
These Withdrawals Reported Made on
Monday by Secretary of Interior
Lands Withdrawn From Entry Pre
sumably for Irrigation 6.520 Acres
on North Platte Also Withdrawn
Reported That Recommendation for
Withdrawal of Several Million Acres
orc in Hands of the Secretary of
Washington, May 27. Sixty thous
and acres of land on the Owyhee
river in Oregon, were withdrawn from
entry by Secretary Ballinger Mon
day, according to reliable Information
secured today. ,
From the same source it was learn,
ed Tuesday that 6,520 acres on the
North Platte river In Wyoming, were
withdrawn and that recommendations
for the withdrawal of several million
acres more along the western streams
are now in the hands of Secretary
Ballinger. Some of the land was re
cently restored to entry. '
GOES TO VALE TO V
STOP SN AKE RIVER BRIDGE
ished the material.
Baker City, Ore., May 27. When
an extra eastbound freight reached
Telocaset this morning about 4:30
and headed In on the sidetrack to
allow No. 11 to pass the fireman and
head brakeman noticed the body of
a man on the rails ahead of the en
gine Just opposite the section house,
so close that It was impossible to stop
the train and the body was dragged
probably two car lengths after being
The heavy engine trucks mangled
the man fearfully, one leg being cut
off cleanly close to the body and the
other crushed almost beyond recogni
tion as a human limb. One arm was
severed and half the head is missing.
It is thought that the fellow, who is
evidently a Spaniard or a Cuban, fell
either from No. 8, No. 12 or No. 5.
No. 5 was the last train-through until
the extra, pulled by engine 335, with
Engineer Ira Fields at the throttle.
No blame whatever can be attached
to the engine crew.
Justice Stewart, deputized as coro
ner by Dr. Bacon, went up on a work
train and brought the body back on
No. 23. The inquest was held here,
the verdict returned being that of ac
cidental death. As nearly as can be
earned the man's name Is Alonzo,
and papers and letters on the body
seem top rove that he came from Key
MANIAC THREATENS IX)
DYNAMITE A BANK
tinued until near midnight. Official
Weather Observer Johnson reports
35-100 of an Inch of rainfall, and ac
cording to reports which have been
received from the country districts
some portions of the county have
Redwood City, Calif., May 27.
Voicing wild threats to drop a dyna- been more greatly favored.
mite Domn on the Hied rioor or the
From present indications Pendle
ton Is to be the scene next April of
one of the largest gatherings of
teachers ever held In the northwest.
At a recent meeting of the executive
committee of the eastern division of
the Oregon State Teachers' associa
tion It was decided to hJld the annual
meeting of that association In this
city Easter week of next year In con
nection with the meeting of the In
land Empire Teachers' association,
which is to be held here at that time.
This would mnkc nn Immense gath
ering of Itself, but In addition the su
perintendents of Malheur, Baker,
Union and Umatilla counties have
met and agreed to unite their annual
county institutes with the larger
gathering, and have adopted n reso
lution Inviting the counties of Wal
lowa, Wheeler, Wasco, Sherman find
the other counties of eastern Ore-
swelling the attendance of the big
meeting to several hundred and tax
ing the ability of the city to care for
From the action already taken It Is
certain that all the teachers from the
first four counties in eastern Oregon,
which have railroad connections, will
also Join In the movement.
As tho Inland Empire Teachers'
meeting will draw an attendance
from eastern Washington, Idaho and
Montana, in addition to eastern Ore
gon, it Is evident that the monster In
stitute will bo by far the largest
gathering ever held In Pendleton. It
Is estimated that there were SAO dele
gates to the mooting of Ill's associa
tion held In Wnlln Walla this spring.
The meeting of the executive com
mittee was held m this city and was
attended by Superintendent J. F.
Smith of linker coimtv. Suiierintend-
gon to do the pa mo thing. As the nt- j rnt K. n. Conklin of Malheur county,
tendance of tho teachers In all these Superintendent E. O. Bailey of Union'
counties at the county Institute Is county,, as well as President ,1. S
compulsory, this would mean that I Landers and Secretary Frank K.
they are to be brought to Pendleton, I Welles of Pendleton.
BLOOD A SHIRT GIVES
CLUE TO GIRL MURDERER
Los Angeles, May 27. All efforts
In the hunt for the murderer of little
Annie Poltera today centered In seek
ing the owner of a blood-stained shirt
discovered yesterday on tho west
bank of the Los Angeles rlter near
Ivnnhoe, The sheriff today asserted
that while he is following a good lead
he has by no means established tho
Identity of the murderer. Ben Elliott,
tho youthful robber-hermit, was re
examined late yesterday, and while he
was suspected because of his shirt
pattern, the sheriff says the boy sat
isfied him that he Is innocent.
Redwood City National bank unless
fifty thousand dollars was paid him
Immediately a dangerous escaped
maniac from the state asylum at Ag-
news created a panic among a score
of bank patrons yesterday, causing a
wild rush for the doors. Several wo
men were trampled upon.
Entering the bank, the maniac
made straight for the assistant cash
ier, Frank Townes at the window.
I want fifty thousand Immediately
of I will blow the place up with a
bomb." He shouted: "The public
owes me money, and I am going to
suss Mary Ann GllIIs, a steno
grapher saw the rush, and thinking
that the bomb would burst any mo
ment she screamed and fainted. Pres
ently deputy sheriff Hortsen arrived
and arrested the man.
Official Weather Observer J. P.
McManus of Pilot Rock reports 41
100 of an Inch at that place and says
that 10 bushels have been added to
the crop on every acre of land In that
vicinity as the result of the down
pour. More rain also fell on the reserva
tion than in this city, and as the Pilot
Rock and south reservation sections
w-ere the ones apparently the most In
need of moisture, the greatest amount
of good has been done there. L. L.
Mann says a great deal more rain
fell on his part of the reservation
John Dand reports the ground wet
to a depth of 2 1-2 Inches in the vi
cinity of Holdman, while J. T. Lieu-
allen says untold good has resulted
Salem, May 27. L. H. McMahan,
who thinks he has stopped the ex
penditure by the state of a hundred
thousand for the construction of the
Crater Lake road by filing proceed
ings in the circuit court of Marion
county, has gone to Vale to file a suit
against that county enjoining the
county treasurer from applying the
funds appropriated by the legislature
for the construction of a bridge across
the Snake river from Ontario into
Boise. The treasurer of Malheur
county had already obtained posses
sion of the sum of ten thousand dol
lars but McMahan Is on his trail.
VOTE OX THE SUGAR
SCHEDULE IN CODIITTEE
Washington, May 27. The senate
this afternoon, by a vote of 47 to 3
has refused to omit from the sugar
tariff the duties of standard of color
showing the finance committee has a
majority sufficient to pass the entire
sugar schedule as it now stands.
An amendment to omit a differen
tial of 15 and a half cents per hun
dred pounds In favor of refineries was
defeated. Among those voting against
the amendment were Dolllver, Jones,
Johnson (North Dakota), Foster and
McEntry. Cummins denounced the
sugar trust as a tyrant with the beet
sugar Industry at Its mercy.
BOYS UNDER 16 MUST
ILWE FISHING LICENSES
PORTLAND MAX IS
CHARGED AVrni BIGAMY
to the fields In the vicinity of Adams.
It will thus be seen that thousands Huem, May 21. According to. an
of dollars have been added to the opl"lon by 'he attorney general ren-
value of Umatilla county's wheat har- i dered this morning, boys under 16
vest, and with more showers prom
ised for tonight It seems evident that
must have a fishing license, which
they can gvt free from the county
CRUISER SELEtTED TO
TAKE TAFT TO ALASKA
Tuget Sound Navy Yard. May 27.
It is reported here today that the
cruiser St. Louis, which will co to sea
early next month, will take President
Taft and his party to Alaska this
CantloiiMN Sell fop S7.
Los Angele. May 27. Two canta
loupes, the vancnanl of the liion crop
from the Imp, rial vallev. uhliuie.l
sterday as part of a coti:iii;niiieiii
Ironi Heber, Cal. sold today In tin
ioral market nt $: each. Th ojis
w. r, lur.-e and well ripened.
Reedwood City, Cal., May 27. Al
leged to have eloped with Mary Alice
White, the attractive daughter of
Cyrus White, the Redlands capitalist
while he had a wife and two children
in Pasadena, Cal., A. MeCreery, now
a resident of Portland, Is named In a
warrant Issued today, charging big
amy. MeCreery was a drug clerk In
Redland, where he posed as a single
man and won the heart of Miss
White. They eloped April 11. White
heard rumors about McCreery's fam- r.m:-
lly and Investigated. White com
munlcated with his brother, Albert
White, who found MeCreery In Port
land, and took charge of the bride.
at least an average yield Is now as-icIeI'k new game code does not
,say anyunng about women getting 11-
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MIS NF1 BEER LICENSE
WOULD COMPEL BEXSOX
TO REFER JUDGESHIP LAW
Near beer saloons must pay an an
nual license of $250 hereafter Instead
of i 100, as heretofore. An ordinance
to this effect was Introduced and
passed at last night's meeting of the
council and will go in effect July 1
Oallo- As the ordinance could not go into
kle and McCormmach were absent.
The ordinance also specifies that near
beer shall not contain more than two
per cent alcohol.
As a result of last night's discus
sion of the near beer proposition
Night Officer Kearney was also in
structed to see that all these places
effect for 15 days from tho date of close their doors at 1 o'clock. Here
its passage, and as the licenses of all tofore some of them have been keep
tho present saloons expire Juno 1, a Ing open all night, and It was report-
Seattle. May 27. William
way or department 2 or the
court in Marlon county today- Issued
an order of mandamus to the effect
that Gov. Benson, as secretary of resolution was adopted extending the ed. that most of the trouble enennnt-
siaie. must appear In tli( court Tues- time of all the present licenses for ered by the night officers and trace
i.ij. june x aim snow reason why he one month on the payment of a pro- able to the near beer 0-,'o.ma
snouni not rile the petition presented portionate amount of the present li- curred between 11 nvwt nn,i ,.r.
cense ree. I Ing.
The enormous amount of business 'Music" Machines Under nun
pcing none py inese places ami tne Hereafter local moving picture
need or money on the part or the city I shows must keep their nms'e luxes
is responsible for the increase. There j and phonographs on tho In -io- of
n.-is hecn a general feeling for some i their places of Ini-one- i.f
time that the 5100 annual license i Kmi'moi-'i,.,,.;,,,. i,,im i .. i
by W. S. Uren to refer to the people
the net creating a new Judgshlp in
PRIXCESS BE SAG AX
WILL KEEP CHILDREN
Paris. May 27. The court of ap
peals today decided that the children
of Poni de Casteliane and his forme,
wife, Anna Gould, will rema'n o the
en re of their mnthrr. w is now the
Prinerss de Sagun. The division nro-
vidis that the mother and father may
have 1." days In which to ngree upon
'lie school where the children will be
was too smnll, and with the approach
of the harvest reason it was deemed
xpedient to mak" the Inerense at
Only five members of the council,
a: :. I." from t' e major, v t re pies' ".
and these nil vivrrv! j:i favor of the
iivveise. They were I'oumi'ma:!
Kni.dit, Stroble. M.eo -. i;vrv. S'rr"
.'.i ll Mur.im. C.o.i:ui!man E'.i. Hin- '
that effect from Mayor Murphy to
the amusement house propr''t.r.
While the members of the coune!! s''i.
firm believers In the quotation thai
"MlHic hath powers to soothe." efv,
they were also f'rmiv ronvinc'J that
tbe brand ef m:ii .iishe.i i,v ;l
portion ef tbe P m o, (..,, ,n,,v;n,,
'-re non-es ati. s. .j musical J.
has n .! ci i-diy opposite effect.