The Hood River glacier. (Hood River, Or.) 1889-1933, May 18, 1905, Image 5

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(Contu.ud from Pajre 1.)
4bt-y related elearly wliat tbey knew
about lie' mailer, wliilu Mr. Kurgpt re
corded the teMiinuny in black und
while. Nil wit nil's whs permitted to
hear tin- u mark i f his neighbor until
his n n Mt I. iii! I een ti.ld.
P.ii m nl-ii wi.s in. ei' i n the eland, and
a w rilten sln'i n, i sullied euneerninj!
his ulierenher.t- 1 1 the nilit (if the
Hlli'ifi d i rime. AihuI'l' i hose who tecti-
tied were Jn.-h l'ei kins, J. N. Knight,
Owen I.euis, II. A. Cray and H. A.
Tanners Itelate Story of Shouting
anil Hies' Antrry Threats.
i ieoro Perkins, Leii;n sworn, tosti
Hed aa follow-x:
Ou tlio inu'ht of May 11th, I was
JyiiiK in my hod mid my wife and the
man who v. oiks for me wan nittinx iu
the room und wo heard eeveu shots
(ired. iMywil'o inid she was afraid
voinelhinif bad hii pened. I think it
wiij about nine o cluck. I not up and
dressed and thought I would go up
there. 1 went up to James Fobs' cab
in. I knocked at the door four times
and called Koss. 1 thought he must
he thero, as when 1 was coming 1
heard the door shot and the holt on
the door jjd iu. 1 thciinht those shots
meant something, as 1 knew thou that
thoso shots meant something as be
knowed mo well. So 1 quietly slipped
out to the road, i:s 1 mifjlit get a shot,
for then 1 know thi-in was somebody
there. And I did net want to get hit.
The door at opened und out
walked Frank liies with a gun ou his
arm, and ho sh,s: "Hold on a mo
ment; 1 want to i i; k to you. Now I
want this thing ko t quiet." 1 says I
will have to tell the truth, i.ud he
says "Jt is not neie. iiij" aud 1
told him my wife aud knowed.
I came up to see what was the matter,
and he says you can tell them you
found the door locked from the out
side, and he says, "1 met Foss w ith a
club in his hand and he threatened
to k 11 u p. i i:d 1 went over home and
got the gun and'' he says, "1 killed
the son ol a right iu there," and
poiuted to the cabin. "Kight iu
there," now he says. And he says
"1 want you to keep this quiet; will
you do it? 1 says 'you bet your
life.' S:i then I kind of started away,
and ho t;:iUd l :ck to the cabin, and
says "I i.i.i .j 1 1 v-1 going to sot lire to
it and burn t i:o whole darned thing
up." And 1 pulled for homo, and
whs glad to (..(.i away. 1 was afraid
ho mi i lit i'( Ur.w me up and kill me
yet, so 1 c;inrt home and loaded the
gun, thinking i " might como down
here utter mo. Mo we set up here till
daylight expecting him to come. I
will also tav tl ut alter I got home we
looked up liinl saw the blaze of the
cabin binning. It might have been
a halt an hour before we uoticed it.
Q. Did you see the body on the
floor as lie pointed to the cabin?
A. No, sir; the light was out.
How long after the shots till
you were there?
A. About '20 minutes, or about
hulf mi hour, as 1 was sick and it
took me quite u long while to dress
and get out there.
Q. Was there any light iu the
house that you saw at all?
A. I just saw the light though the
cracks iu the house as 1 came up, and
heard him blow it out as I cume up.
1 was just about to the door, when
the dog harked aud the door shut.
Q. hut kind of a gun did Kies
A. It was a long gun. I think a
Q. Do you know whose dog that
A. No, I think it was Mr. Thomas'
and followed Frank.
Q. Did you m. pert any other per
son was witii him iu the cabin?
A. I could not toll; although I did
not hear them. No one spoke.
Frank Kies, hi i. g sworn, testilled
as follow s :
My ii'imo H Frm k Kies; residence,
Mount li..ud ; occupation, farmer.
Now. iir i.ies can you go ahead
and tell what you know about this
Ann. I 'w I i ;i liii-t on Thursday
evening, y-y I,, I'.Klo, say about 8
o'clock. 1 do not know exactly the
time. I passed him on the road
about halfway between Mr. Uray's
and his place. He talked to mo. I
do not know whether you call it talk
or The first thing he said to
li e was "Hello, ." I kept ou
dki g till 1 tot cut of reach of
club and then told him I was no .
and he said n,y mother a , and
that 1 was n son of hi i s. I cannot
remember every word that was said.
I just listened to him a few minutes
in nil.
I first t )ld him that he had better
go on about his business. He went
ou and called me a son of a ,
and everything ho could think of.
Then 1 said, as soon us 1 got a shew
to say a v.ord, thitt 'Yon n ight have
to take thiil Uak t-on-o day.' He said
he would die before he rid take
anything hack. He would kill me aud
tlio whole damned click. I do not
know what he meant. That is about
all of the conversation as near as I
can repeat it. That is tho last tiite
1 ever saw him.
I then went up to Mr. Knights' and
talked to him a little about it, but
did nut say much about it on account
of the children being there, aud also
Mrs. Knight. Mr. Knight told me
that Mr. Foss had been there a little
before and culled him everything he
( I'lil think of. Mrs. Knight said
she never heard such language used
in all her life. I guess she heard all
the conversation. I borrowed the
seeder what 1 went after und went to
my ranch. J stopp d on the way at
Mrs. Kiggs, net over 15 minutes, as I
was going over. That you may put
in. b!he was home and I went iu the
hr.use. I just went inside of the door
and tint's all. I hud my little black
dog with me, the one that was with
me li-t night. -.Signed) Frank Ries.
Mr. Knight, being sworn, testified
as follow s :
Ahout hulf past nine or ten o'clock,
I do not recall just what time, ou the
date fo May 11th, I heard either six
or seven shots. 1 was home und went
to led.
1 lir.-t heard tho cabiu was burned
ye-terday morning, when Mr. Wygaut
and I went down there.
We saw tho body lying there and
then went home. The body was ly
ing fiat ou its Inii k, aud was badly
I nrned.
There is a little statement I wish
to make reyard'ii; the case: It wi",
i Jo :g aboi.t T;:lii p. m., or Le:-cu 7
i nd 8 o'clock. We were eating supper
when Frank Ries came in. I asked
him to sit down. He was very badly
excited and says, "1 liked to not get
here. 1 liked to get laid out on the
road. I met Mr. Foss down hore
(meaning between my place and Mr.
Fobs') as 1 was coming from Mr.
(i ray's. I was coming up to get the
clover seeder. 1 want to sew a small
patch of clover. Anyway I met Mr.
Foss and 1 stopped and he sntoued.
He looked at me with an awful wild
look, and commenced to call me dirty
names, l walKed on at a livelv pace.
He started to walk ou at the same
time. 1 turued around and told him
thut he would have to take back w hat
he said before tomorrow noon or 1
would kill him, or he would have to
kill me. Mr. Foss says, 'iwill kill you
uerore l take anything back. '
There was some talk by Ries. I
cannot remember just the words,
hut it was something like this: Mr.
Kies said "1 have a notion to go and
get the gun and kill him, but I will
study over it.
There is something else I wish to
say. That is: Mr. Morton came
along by Mr. Foss' house while we
were there and picked up six shells.
1 think it was six Winchester shells,
some of them just outside and some
of them inside the Foss gate or bars.
Lewis Oweu, being sworn, testified
as follows:
1 heard six or seven shots between
9 aud 10 o'clock on the night of May
11, l!X)f). My wife and 1 spoke about
the shots. We thought they were oil
this side of the river, ou the west
side ot us.
1 loft home about 6:,10 yesterday
morning and 1 crossed the river ou
a foot log; came up through the Foss
orchard, aud on up by the apple
house, and noticed his shanty was
gone. I came up and seen the place;
the bouse burned down with the
charred body lying face up, with the
head toward the door, or where the
door was. The building was entirely
consumed. 1 stood there a second or
so and came right on through the
bars and came right down the road
and cume right buck to the Perkins
house, und told him whut 1 hud seen.
Q. How fur and in what direction
is your home from the Foss cabin?
A. I live about three-quarters of
a mile a little northeast of the Foss
Q. Who notified Mr. Dimmick?
A. I told him at the order of Mr.
Q. Where were you going the
morning of the 12th?
A. I was going to the Foss house to
get some apples.
II. A. Thomas was sworn and told
about working with Kies planting po
tatoes in the forenoon of Thiirsday.
In the afternoon Kies harrowed.
About (i o'clock they had supper.
"After supper, " testified Thomas,
"He went to the barn aud I went to
my wood sawing. I did uot see him
agaiu until the next morning."
Q. Could he have left the place
without you knowing it and have
been gone several hours.
A. Y es, sir. As a rule, he goes to
the barn, and sometimes I dou't see
him until breakfast the next morning.
I have been staying there about ten
Q. You sleep iu the house and he
in the barn? ' ,
A. Y'ea, sir.
Three hundred crates rf heme went
out from Hood River Tuesday night,
the largest shipment so far this season.
The weather trrned cool that night
und Wednesday's shipment showed
no increase. A few days warm weath
er will ripen the fruit pretty lively.
Market condition.-! have been very
good so fur. The California berries
have fallen down in quality, leaving
the western markets open to Oregon
berries. The Kem.ew ick region soon
knocked out the to proposition, but,
as the price gets down to &1.50 aud $1
the small number of Ix-riies from that
region cut little figure.
"Hood Riwr tonics never were of
finer qualitiy, " says li. F. Davidson
of the Da bison 1 Co. "The cool
weather has n ai!e huge lurries, and
the fruit is am. ing in the market in
better shape than eer before."
With berries at iff ii cruto Tuesday
night the l ru.t Growers' union was
unable to supply ail demands, so great
is the request for Hood River berries.
Special to the Glacier.
The Dalles, Or., May 17. District
Attorney Meuefee examined u large
number of witnesses toduy regarding
the case of Frank Ries. Kies bus
been bound over to the circuit court
on a charge of murder in the first
W. II. Wilson hits been secured us
attorney by the defense, and says
he will be prepared to have the case
come up for trial at the May term,
which convenes, Monday, the 2Iid.
Ries is still reticent, aud has made
no statement of his case to anyone,
save his attorney. The nuture of the
defense he will produce is not yet
Hotly Shows Ilullct Marks.
Coroner Bur-get and a local physi
eiun went to the scene of the Foss
tragedy, Sunday, aud performed an
autopsy on the charred remains of the
old bachelor found among tho smoul
dering ruins of his cabin last Friday
According to the report of the phy
sician, the body was badly burned,
I loth legs and most of tne arms being
gone. One of t ho lungs was in a fair
state of preservation, and showed
plainly the marks of a bullet hole.
One of the arms was broken a little
below the shoulder, which would indi
cate the bone had been splintered by
a ritfe baft.
A tin coffee pot with a bullet hole
in it was also taken. Two watches
wtre found among the ashes, one of
which had stopped at 10:04 and the
other 10:11.
Portions of the lung and other parts
of the body were preserved for the use
at the coming trial. A rilio which
Ries had borrowed at the Riggs home
was cl-o taken by Coroner liurget.
Knss Threatened Ries' Life.
While it is known that Ries and
Foss had frequently made threats of
taking the life of the other, the rec
ords of Justice Nickelseu's court show
that complaint was made by W. H.
Kodenhiser,charging that James Foss,
did, on Juuo 20, 1!K'4, threaten to
commit tho crime of murder on the
person of Frank Ries. According to
the complaint, this threat was made
at divers times-and upon oilier per
sons than Ries. No further action
was taken on the charge.
Twice during the past year, Foss
was taken to The Dalles where he was
examined lor his sanity, but both;
times he was dischaiged. At one time
the Widow Riggs made the couq hunt
that Foss annoyed her extremely.
This started Foss to circulating stories
about the widoT, whom Kies it seems
sought to defend.
Are Called as Witnesses.
The following people of Mount Hood
were subpoenaed Tuesday for witness
es at the preliminary examination of
Kies at The Dalles, yesterday:
Mr. and Mrs (ieorge Perkins, Mrs.
Riggs, J. N. Night, Mr. Morton, O.
H. Gray, O. H. Thomas, John Dimick,
Henry Thomas.
Mother Is Ilroken Hearted.
Mrs. Ries, the broken hearted
mother of Frank Reis, passed through
town Monday on her way from Mount
Hood to The Dalles, w here she went
to see her son. Mrs. Ries was com
pletely overcome with grief. She can
not believe her son committed the
crime with which he is charged.
Notice to Stranberrj (ironers.
The othVeof The Hood River Fruit
Growers Unto is now open for business.
Special to the Glacier.
Seattle, Wash., May Hi. A. D.
Mowers lit Co., wholesale commisison
merchants, repotting cm market con
ditions, say :
"Market conditions for tho past
week have been extremely had ow ing
to cold and rainy weather. The tlrst
of the week is starting in in like man
ner, and fruits like cherries and st raw
berries are poor sellers at such times.
California straw berries are coming in
freelv now. and in fairly good condi
tion. They are selling this morning
at 1.50 a crate of 15 boxes. Hood
Rivers are coming in freely aud are
selling at 1.50 u crate this morning.
in speaking of Hood Kver berries
v.e include the Kennewick distiict.
'California cherries are now coming
in in large quantities by express, and
are selling at 1.00 to 1,25 a box ;
String beans at 10c a pound. Wax
beans at l'..o. Asparagus Sl.oU to
1.75. Cucumbers 1.(W a dozen. Tel
ephone peas He a pound. New pota
toes selling at 2 to 2'4o a pound.
There is a good dunmml here lor
the vegetables named and we presume
that it will uot 1)0 long before peas
and beans will be in the market from
certain portions of Oregon."
Kerry pickers are coming in so slow
this year that the growers are begin
ning to fear it will not be possible to
get the fruit picked. This time last
year tho town was Hooded with pick
ers, who had little to do and as the
season was short, it is thought thev
became discouraged and will not re
turn this season.
liy the lirst of tho week pickers will
bo needed badly.aud unless they come
in faster than they have the last few
days, 4 borries will be left to rot on
the vines because it is not possible for
the growers and a few pickers to work
25 hours a day and gather all tho ber
ries ou the patches.
Packers appear to lie plentiful
enough, but pickers are extremely
hard to get.
llerry Season in Full lilast.
Special to the Glacier.
White Salmon, Wash., May 1!).
Kerry pickers are coming from all
parts of the country. Tho berry sea
son is in full blast and all are busy us
bees. The largest growers are slip
ping from 20 to .'(0 crates per day.
The last few days iiavo been good
weather for the ripening and picking
of the berries and gives promise of
(Continued From I'hjip -li
ment for some time. Mr. Ihilsiijer re
turned Wednesday.
On Monday morninj Mr and Mrs. S
W. Condon and their buys moved awav
from White Salmon and w ill make Fii
pene, Oregon, their home for the present.
There is perhaps no family in tlii city
whose loss would have been more sorely
missed a will be that of the Condons.
They filled a unique position in our little
communiny that it would he dilMrult to
to tind another family capable of tilling
so willingly and so well. If a speech
was needed or a uritriip of the town or
valley, Mr. Condon was nhvays called
upon and alwiivs responded elieerfullv.
And Mrs. Condon, when cilled upon,
always responded with her beautiful
voice with an nppmpiatc song, no mat
ter what the occasion. We are sorry to
part with them but w ish them stiei-c ss
wherever they may lift. And we hope
thev will always remember their friends
in theirold home here.
Road Supervisor Vyer : jri.d
piece of work mi the liingcn road. The
bridge over the dry gulch needed renew
ing, so he tore out the bridge alto-other
and uncle n (ill. The work cost hut
little if iiny nior than a new bridim and
will Inst for nil ti me, t lui j saving the ex
pense of a new hridg- eerv few years.
White Salmon is now on, of t lie prin
cipal freight shipping point" on the
river. The boats brill'.' large quantites
of freight every day. Mnudav, May Htli
was ahout an average day. tin that day
the Regulator line shipped J!) I M H)
pounds of freight oyer the dock and did
a business of $42 KM for the day. This
is the bnsine s of one company and the
others did something. We are indebted
to Mr. J. ;. ( daddi'ii, the obliging agent
of the company here fo' the informa
tion, und w ill try to work him for more
news at t be ( I d of the month, mi as to
he able to show the amount of business
transacted iu an average month at this
There is a llifTerencp.
The difference between Kennedy's
Laxative Honey anil Tar und all other
Cough syrups is that it moves the
bowels, thus expelling a cold from the
system. This relaxes the m rve-tissucK
and by its healing effect on the throat
and lungs the tohgh is relieved cured
entirely. Kennedy's is the original
l.nxative Honey and Tar and contains
no opiates. Good alike for yoti'ig or
old. Tastes go id. Sold at Williams
Don't let the chrihlren suffer. If
they are fretful, peevish a"d cross, give
them Hollister's Cocky Mountain Tea.
The best baby tonic know n. Strength
and health follow its use. .'" cents at
C' N. Clarke's druu store.
Dinner served at Hotel Wau-Gwin-Gwin
Sunday from 12::i0 to 2::,U p. in.
Don't be deceived
hy what certain "parties tell von about
They are grinding their nx, and you
may feel its sharp edge.
See for yourself
Go to the depot and examine the
White Salmon Berries
Compare them with am raised in Hood
Ui-"cr for size, li mines-, eoloi-and ll-tvor.
It takes more then a "I'-nl.y liluff" to
raise such fruit.
Come and view our I eauti-'ul valley :
we can show yon the s -il, climate and
location for first-class fit it and berries.
.lllSt IH good hllld y,. will p.jy
tivi'-i' as much for whole l,uv repu
tation. 1. a nd lbs I is sine to iid, a nee in
value as our valley deve',.;-.
Call at the White Salmon 1 1 ,.im-
pany, it is our pleiisui-,- t i -h stran
gers the valley.
White Salmon Land Co.
White Salmon, Wash.
riSitol Well Dressed
Doesn't mean Custom Tailored,
You can be very poorly dressed
that way p
Have you tried our
Mountain View
Fresh bread, cakes and pies.
Stein-Bloch Smart Clothes
Made from Hood River Flour. , KSiaiSSBBSBaffiJB'i'
Furniture, Stover, Ranges, Crockery, Tin and Granite Ware. fU1,l fil( 1 cvci;vtliiiio-
in 11k hoibso furnishing line.
We Exchange New Furniture for Old. Picture Framing. Furniture Repairing. Stove Repairing.
Cheapest Outfitters.
O. P. DABNEY & CO., Proprietors.
Corvallii;. Ore., 3, 20, 1905.
Mr. G. E. Williams,
Hood River, Ore.
1)i:ai: Si ii :
Tim sample of while arsenic which yon sent 1o the
slation has been examined ami it was found lo con
tain !!).!) per cent, of white arsenic. This, for nil
practical purposes, would be considered pure.
Very 1 in I - yours,
15rin- in your I'r'.script ions.
Hardware Stewart's Furniture
Still have left a few pairs of Men's and
Boys' Merrit's Pants and Ladies' Skirts.
Men's Tan Shoes, j Comforts, splen- tfl 9
ood values, at p).4U ditlly made, .f 1 tot)J.3t)
Trading Stamps Given for Cash Purchases.
."0 ft warranted hose all coupled up
A full mortised, well painted screen floor
The new I'niversal Steel Kanre is out at
rotten felt mattresses, ri in run feed, .'0 days trial...
Hemmerich pillow's, all feathers, each
1 1 new patterns in linoleum, by yd. from ." to
Fancy white decorated bowl and pitcher, the fair...
Silver met til knives and forks, per doz
l'o-rers unconditional, run rant 1
Soap, Williams' shaving, ;5 for
Pocket knives, warranted
Shovels, all steel, solid shank
Handles for every tool made lOc to
Paper for builders, per roll ."00 ft
Malthoid roofing for all Hat roofs, per s
Star shingles: to close, per M
Wood fiber plaster, ;er ton
San. I unn and UoaHi Harbor bine bbl. 1 HO,
Porch columns, each
Iled, iron, of newest patterns .'10 00 down to
Sewing machines, washing machines .'l .'Oto
Davenport Bros.
Lumber Company
Have opened an up-to-date
On River St., 4 Blocks West of Depot,
and will carry a complete line of
Building Material,
Doors, Windows,
Lath, Mouldings,
Dealer in
HarnessS: Saddles
All Repairing Promptly Attended to
10 oo!
Ouraini is to furnish everything for building, fur
nishing and opera 1 ing a home. Our prices
are absolutely guaranteed against
any market. We invite the
most careful com
parisons. Stoves SteWart'S Crockery
The very finest line of Pianos, from the cel
ebrated ("bickering, the renouned Weber, the
fine Kimball, w hich is used ami known for its
purity of tone and easy action, the silver-toned
Hobart M. ('able, and on down the lint; of
Pianos to suit your means and pocket book.
lie sure to write for terms, or come and see
The Dalles, Oregon.