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JURORS AGAINST DEATH PENALTY
TWO SUCH ALREADY FOUND
AND BOTH OF THEM EXCUSED
NOTHING DOING TOMORROW
McNamara Case Drags Along Slowly, But Two More Jurors
Are Passed and Can Now Only Be Excluded by Peremp
tory Challenge The Fact That Many Oppose the Death
Penalty Where the Evidence Is Only Circumstantial, Will
Hamper the Attorneys in Completing the Jury Looks Now
as Though the Jury Might Possibly Be Secured Next Week.
TCNITBD I'BESS LB'5S WIM.
Hall of Records, Los Angeles, Cal.,
Oct. 20. C. B. Manning, a farmer.
Democrat in politics, and F. D. Green,
a real estate dealer and ranch owner,
a progressive Republican, became el
igible today for service on the jury
which will try James B. McNamara
for the murder of Charles Haggerty.
in connection with the destruction of
the Los Angeles Times building on
October 1, 1911.
Both men were passed for cause
by the state at this morlng's session
of the court. They can now only be
removed from the jury box by the
exercise of peremptory challenges by
either side. In the case of Manning
it Is believed he will be on the origin
al jury, inasmuch as he admitted a
prejudice to circumstantial evidence.,
but even with that prejudice the state
refused to challenge .him for cause.
There wll be no session of the
court tomorrow, as Judge Bordwell
desires to read over the record in the
cases of the veniremen now in the
box, against whom challenges have
been Interposed. Three of these are
on behalf of the defense and two for
the state. In addition the defense has
laid a foundation for the challenging
of still another.
When court reopened this after
noon only four occupants of the jury
box remained eligible for examination
by the state, two vacancies having
been created through the elimination
last night of Veniremen Roberts and
of Decker this morning, because of
conscientious scruples against the
One thing which has already been
absolutely demonstrated is Jhat many
veniremen are opposed to circum
stantial evidence where the death
penalty is involved. This single ob
jection is certain to greatly hamper
the attorneys in qualifying a jury.
The state side-stepped this morning
For the purpose of investigating
troubles existing between certain re
clamation companies and the settles
who have purchased lands from them,
meetings will be held between them
and the state land board within the
next few weeks.
One of the projects involved Is the
f'tntral Ortgou Developmoa', cnn-.
rny, and tli-. other is the Columbia
Southern p"(Ject. The main com
plaint of the settlers against the com
panies is that they do not supply a
sufficient amount of water. Some set
tlers have taken things into' their
own hands, and torn out headgates,
and obtained the water. Their ar
rests followed, and this Is one phase
which will be Investigated.
OMTOD PUSS UAS1D WIBl
Pasadena. Cal., Oct. 2D. After
safely completing the first lap of his
journey. Aviator Robert G. Fowler
arose early today and went to Tour
nament Park to prepare for the sec
ond day's flight.
A heavy fog hung over the valley
tltis morning and Fowler said he
ould not start until It lifted. His
machine was in excellent shape and
lie expected no difficulty once the
weather cleared. Fowler's route to
day led directly east from Pasadena
along the Southern Pacific tracks to
a point north of Banning, thence
turning southward to that village,
where he said he would alight- Con
ditions there, he said, would deter
mine his progress further.
Fowler expressed confidence In his
ability to cross the desert, and de
clared he would defy the hoodoo that
apparently had followed him since
hla first attempt
the joining of Issues by both sides on
whether an opinion touching the
cause of the Times disaster is a sub
ject for disqualification. However,
the defense succeeded in injecting It
by further interrogation of Venire
man T. W. A. Adams, who admits be
lieving that a gas explosion demol
ished the Times on his redirect ex
amination. It Is before Judge Bord
well, In both phases, and he..wlll be
expected later to rule where any one
with an opinion whatever regarding
the cause of the Times explosion is
eligible for jury service,
MAX WAS SO SICK
FORGOT HE WAS M.MtltlEI)
UNITED PBISS LXASXD WIBI.l
Tacoma, Oct. 20 That her hus
band had just recovered from a long
Illness, during which he had forgot
ten that he already had a wife back
In Scotland, whom ho had married 26
years ago, Is the statement of Mrs.
James Scott today.
"My suit for annulment, filed yes
terday, Is entirely friendly," she says.
"It was some time after our marriage
last summer in Vancouver that Mr.
Scott was entirely well, and his mem
ory of his other marriage returned to
Indian Took a liath.
UNITED PBESH LEAHIH Wtxl.1
Seattle, Oct. 20. Vaccination and
enforced bathing for a tribe of
stricken Indians at Rampart House,
Alaska, saved an entire village, with
the exception of one woman, accord
ing to Thomas Riggs and M. K.
Pope, of the Alaskan boundary sur
vey, now here. The party found half
the village down with smallpox, and
Dr. Gilbert T. Smith, w'th the party,
ordered all the well Indians bathed
They were coaxed into bathing by
presenting them with trinkets.
Abandoned All Rights.
(united press leased win.
Portland, Ore., Oct. 20. The San
Francisco board of marine underwrit
ers has been given notice of the com-
plete abandonment of the schooner
1 William Nottingham by the Globe
Navigation company, its owners.
It is understood that the Port of
Portland commission will demand
one-half the value of the ship and
cargo for towing the vessel Into the
I Columbia river after her crew had
been rescued 60 miles off shore and
brought to Astoria.
THE IMMORTAL FEMINIE
rniflTIB PITS TJMflID WIS!.
Tacoma, Oct. 20 Knowing that
there would be two or three women
on the jury that was to try him for
the murder last summer of Antonio
Lorenzo, Mike Carlno wore his "glad
rags", to court today. His shoes
shone like mirrors, his clothes were
spotless, and crowning all was a
magnificent plaited necktie and a
handkerchief that hung from an up
per coat pocket.
J. P. Morgan Sick.
f UNITED PEES II LEASED WIBl
New York, Oct. 20. The -state of
J. Plerpont Morgan's health is
alarming financiers, and rumors that
he Is critically 111 were today circu
lated on the exchanges. At Morgan's
house it was stated that he caught
cold on Tuesday, but had recovered
and Is in his usual health.
I With the view of bettering gener
ally the school conditions in the
country the teachers attending the
institute here yesterday afternoon or
ganized a principals' club.
I The organization will hold Its first
meeting In this city on November 23.
After organizing the work then mat
ters in general will be discussed, and
the arrangements be made for an
other meeting. It lg the plan of the
Club to hold its meetings often.
The officers elected are: W. C.
Gaunt, of Gervais, president, and sec
retary, Russel Kaiser, of Hazel Green
The Stephenson Case.
Milwaukee, Oct. 20 A war
rant for the arrest of Robert J.
Shields, of Superior, Wis., was
ordered today by Senator Hey.
burn, chairman of the senatorial
investigating committee, which
is hearing the charges against
Senator Isaac Stephenson,
claimed to have bought his seat
in the United States senate.
The ordering of the warrant
followed Shields' failure to an
swer an order for his appearance
before the committee, together
with that of Wirth Cook, of Du
luth, the man whom Lieutenant
Governor Morris alleges made
damaging admissions against
Shields originally sprang Into
the limelight through his activi
ty In securing affidavits favoring
Edward H. Hines, chief colector
;of the "slush fund" in the Lorlmer
SHOWS UP IN
That the forgery of the pay checks
of the North Bank road are vast In
their extent was evidenced by the
fact that yesterday Geo. Orey, a bar
tender in the Dick ' Madison saloon,
was presented with one of the .checks
but having read of the wholesale for
geries in the newspapers, he de
clined to honor It.
The North Bank road uses a speci
fic kind of a check In paying off Its
employes. Clever forgers secured
duplicates of them and succeeded in
passing checks aggregating thou-
sands and thousands of dollars in
Seattle and Tacoma. Some of the
checks were presented In Portland,
but the first to reach this city, so far
as known, was presented at the Mad
ison bar yesterday.
THE PROPER LENGTH
FOR GIRLS' COATS
DNITID F1ESS LEASED WIBl.
New York, Oct. 20 Tall girls
must hereafter, until further notice,
wear coats 26 inches long. Girls not
quite tall must wear their coats 24
Inches long. Short girls may have to
go coatless. These dimensions are
prescribed by the United Cloak and
Suit Designers' association.
DOING IN THE
When Judge Elgin stepped Into the
municipal court room this morning to
convene court for the day, there was
not a solitary prisoner to greet him
with the customary "good morning
your honor", and It Is the first time
that the court could boast of a clean
docket for many a day.
As a rule there are from two to
three arrests each evening for drunk
enness and disorderly conduct es
pecially has that been true since con
struction work began on the Oregon
Electric. Not only were there no
prisoners to appear before his honor
this morning but the city Jail which
usually contains a good sized gang
which Chief of Police Hamilton
works on the street, contained but
UNITED PEEKS LEASED WIBl
Reno, Nev., Oct. 2o. Beer by the
bucket, keg or tank is within the
means of every hobo today at Ixve
lock, luO miles east of here. As a
consequence the tramps are rolling
out fro under every train.
Started by two rival eastern brew
erics who wanted to control the busi
ness In Lovelock, the war quickly
brought the price of beer within the
reach of all. On one side of the
street, beer Is selling now at three
steins for a penny and on the oppo
site side the price Is two steins for
A Youthful Aviator.
Ogden, ftah, Oct. 20. Aviation is
being so simplified that Ray Irwin,
14 years old. made a machine from
part of his baby brother's perambu
lator and flew across the Weber river
here, while 300 spectators cheered
Want OrcRon SyMcni.
Wenatchee, Wash., Oct. 20.
Petitions calling on Governor
Hay to call a special session of
the legislature to pass a prefer
ential presidential law, modeled
on the Oregon presidential
primary measure, are being cir-
culated among the delegates at.
tending the Good Roads con-
ventlon here today.
The petitions are regarded as
a direct slap at. Governor Hay,
who has come out flat-footed for
the renomination of President
When Taft was introduced by
Governor Hay at Walla Walla
during the chief executive's
visit there, the governor said he
believed the country
second dose of Taft."
Is Charged With Murder of One
of His Parishioners, a Miss
Linnell, to Whom He Was
Engaged to Bq Married.
WAS LAST SEEN WITH -HIM
Druggist Tells of the Minister Pur
chasing: the Ik-mlly Drug, Cyanide,
and Asking Him to Keep the Fact
of the Purchase Secret His Ac
tU.n After Girl's Ilody Was Found
Indicate His Guilt Chunce to
Marry an Heiress the Cause of tlx;
Boston, Oct. 20 The warrant
charging RIcheson with first degree
murder was isBUed at 11:25 o'clock
by Judge Duff In the criminal court
here, following the positive Identifl
cation of RIcheson by William Hahn,
the Newton druggist, as the man who
bought cyanide from his last Satur
"I have Irrefutable evidence that
RIcheson bought cyanide in Newton,"
said Chief Inspector Dugan. - "I also
have a witness who swears he saw
Miss Linnell and RIcheson together
at the South Station on Friday even
ing." The witness referred to by Dugan
is George Haker, of Hyannls, another
suburb, who is a brakeman on the
New Haven road. Baker said that
the couple greeted each other cor
dially, and left the station together.
Within a Bhort time after his ar
rest RIcheson was arraigned for pre
liminary hearing. He pleaded not
Hahn declares that he has known
RIcheson for years. He said that on
October 10. RIcheson came to his
drug 'store and said that he had a
dog at home creating a disturbance,
and wished to kill it. Hahn ex
pressed surprise, saying that he 'did
not know that RIcheson had a dog,
but the preacher replied that he had.
Objected to Chloroform.
Hahn said that he then told RIche
son. "Well. I ll give you chloroform."
RIcheson protested, declaring that he
did not want anything which Would
make the house smell badly. He
also wanted a poison which would
act quickly. Hahn then suggested
cyanide, and the minister Immediate
Hahn said: "This is mighty dead
ly. I'll put In an open vial. Be
careful what you do with It, and be
sure not to lose the bottle." The
druggist says he then gave RIcheson
enough to kill a dozen dogs, but
RIcheson demanded more. Upon
leaving RIcheson called out : "Don't
forget to come to my wedding. You
have an Invitation."
Hahn says that the pastor then ad
ded: "It must seem mysterious to
(Continued on page eight.
A HARD JOLT
Seattle, Oct. 20. A telling blow
has been administered to the plumb
ing trust here by the d(.;'slon of
Judge John F. Main, upholding W.
E. Holme as against the city In the
latter's suit to compel Holmes to pro
vide more vents In main pipes 'n
plumbing he had Installed. Holmes
claimed that he had sufficient vents
for sanitation, and that the plumbers'
trust manipulated the city ordinance
to double the work and receipts on
the job. Judge Main's decision will
save householders from 175.000 to
j $100,000 In plumber' expense.
Oil PRINCIPLE THAT "HITS HUE LICE"
Pleases the Strikers.
Los Angeles, Cal., Oct. 20
Declaration that H. G. Smtill.
superintendent of motive power
tor the Southern Pacific rail-
road, had discharged Wm Cart-
er, as general superintendent of
boilers, because of the latter's
inability to keep complete en-
glnes In first-class order with a
force of Incompetent men was
made here today by J. J. Jones,
president of district No. 1 of the
"Carters discharge," said
Jones, "came when he reported
to Small that 12 "dead" engines
were in the Bakerstleld yards-
lie also reported that the total
number of "dead" engines In
different Southern Pacific yards
in California now totals 50.
This only goes to show that
the Southern Pacific Is getting
desperate, and that the strlk-
Ing shopmen are bound to win
their strike .'
UNITED PEES LEASED WIBl.
San Francisco, Oct. 29. The steam
schooner Qulnault, which left here
yesterday, struck a reef off Drakes
Bay last night, broke her rudder
completely off and drifted for hours
before the crew of 19 managed to Im
provise Bteerlng apparatus and get
her into the bay.
The tug Dauntless has left here to
bring her back.
Captain J. G. Malsig Is In command
of the Qulnault. She was bound for
Willapa Harbor, Washington, with
Arrested Starving Itohher,
(UNITED PEBSS LEASED WIRE.1
San Francisco, Oct. 20. Heating
in a doorway a policeman heard two
men talking. One said: 'I'm starv
ing. I've got to rob this place or
starve." A cobblestone crashed
through a store window adjacent. The
policeman arrested the starving rob
The Oregon In Seattle.
rtlNlTBD PEERS LEASED WIRE.
Seattle, Oct. 20. The battleship
Oregon arrived here today from the
navy yard, preparatory to leaving for
San Diego and Mara Island, where she
will take on ammunition.
Attorney-General Crawford today
returned from Lakeview, where he
effected a final settlement between
the state and the Warner Valley Stock
company, concerning whose lands
there has been continual litigation
In the state and federal courts and
the United States land department
for the last 26 years. '
According to the settlement the
state secures 3600 acre, of land, the
settlers a little over 3000 acres nnd
the balance, about 12.000 acres, goes
to the company. The company pays
the expenses In connection with all of
the litigation, amount'ng to about
This brings to an end one of the
bitterest feuds In the history of Ore
gon a feud which lasted for more
than a score of years, and In which
Beveral lives were sacrificed.
Determined to collect the state's
share of the tolls colccted by the
Portland Railway, Light & Power
company, ut Oregon City, and to In
stitute suit, If necessary for the pur
lone. Secretary of Stale Olcott toilav
directed a communication to it de.
manding that It give the state an
Itemized statement of all tolls ctjlr
lected since l!tl)8.
In the year 190S the state com
menced a suit against the company
for the collection of the state's por
t'on of the tolls. According tn the
agreement entered Into between the
state and the company, the state was
to receive 10 per cnt of the milage.
While there was something like $25.
000 due the state, the suit was final
ly compromised upon the payment by
the company of $7263.95. Since then
the company has paid nothing to the
HEBREW PLAN YESTERDAY
AND HARNEY'S IDEA TODAY
STREETS FULL OF CORPSES
Big Battle Is Reported at Hankow, in Which 1000 Imperial
Troops Were Killed Other Reports Show Rebels Victori
ous Everywhere Another Report Says Hankow Has Been
Captured by the Rebels No Manchu Is Spared, Even
Babies Being Ruthlessly Put to the Sword The Overthrow
of the Manchu Dynasty Seems to Be a Certainty.
Sun Francisco, Oct. 20. The
Young China Association here,
which claims to be receiving dis
patches over a secret wire from n.mr
Hankow although pnmmnnlnnHnn
with that city has been severed, stat
ed today that a battle fought along
the Hankow railroad yesterday re
sulted In heavy losses to the Imperial
iroops witn muo of the emperor's
men killed and hundreds wounded.
They were enroute to rlnfrirr tha
troops defending the city.. Rebel
losses are stateu at less than 200
men killed and wounded.
Hankow Is said to be entirely sur
roundtjd by the advancing revolution
ists, and another attack Is expected
before more government troops ar
rive. Imperial arms are thought to have
lost the iteneral tn commnml nf Pino-
Chow Fu, although the truth of this
report cannot le authenticated.
The district of Wong Chow Fu, In
Hupeh province, Is said to have been
captured by the rebels, Many are
said to have been wounded but the
exact number of the dead Is not stat
ed. Had Weather for Manchiis.
Peking, Oct. 20. Messages re
ceived here from the Hankow district
that the rebels have retaken Hun
dow, and that the imperial losses In
the engagement were enormous. Rev
olutionists are In complete control.
The massacres of Manchu. Is being
continued, and every one of the Man
chu race Is bolng slaughtered, even
babies being put to the sword.
Millions of Chinese have boen await
Ing ihe outcome of the battle at Han
kow to decide whether they will join
the rebels. It Is a foregone conclu
sion that outbreaks will follow the
battle there. Hundreds of wealthy
Manchus are preparing to flee from
Yung Shi Knl's appointment as
viceroy M regarded as a Joke, as the
whole valley, from Shanghai to Han
kow, Is now under rebel control. The
few cities which hud not. been cap
tured yesterday fell during the night.
CurpNes Cleg Streets.
Shanghai, Oct. 20 The revolution
Is gaining In strength and many
think the overthrow of the Manchu
government Is certain. The crew of
one Chinese cruiser at Hankow sank
their vessel and Joined the rebels.
Admiral Sail withdrew the rest of
the warships there and sailed down
Corpses pile the streets as a result
of yesterduy's desperate battle. The
rebel leaders have proclaimed mar
tial law Hnd are preserving order as
Our Fall Soils
Show a generous sprinkling of
Scotch effects in weaves and
coloring. More demands for
rough fabrics this fall than for
years past, and more supply
here including the new brown
and blue shades.
Prices $10.00 to $35.00
The GOLDSMITH Never Break Trunks are con
sidered best and when sold at our reasonable
prices assure you satisfaction.
. Prices $6.50 to $20.00
Salem Woolen Mill Store
best they can under the clicum-stances.
All talcuranh wires Iiuva haen de
stroyed by the revolutionists.
Surround Imperial Troops.
Toklo. Oct. 20. Reports reaching
here from Tien Tsin state that rebels
have completely surrounded Imperial
troops at Slaokan, 30 miles north of
Hankow, and have cut off their re
treat from Hankow. The railroad has
been cut off, also, and the tunnel at
Yank Chow, 100 miles north of Han
kow, Is In their possession. By this
they have practically made it impos
sible for Imperial troops to get to
Hankow from that direction.
Threats of mutiny are heard In the
ranks of both the modern troops and
local regiments. They refuse to
march against the rebels at Sze
chuen, and the viceroy Is said to
have taken their ammunition and to
have begun preparations to protect .
Foreigners are preparing ' to flee
from Yuen Nan, couriers having
brought warnings of Imminent trou-.
Mohammedans are reported rebel
ling ngaln in Kan Su.
SHOT flUX ENDED
HIS DREAM OF LOTE
Los Angeles, Oct. 20 Brooding
over his parents' objection to his
love affairs, and despondent because
of their objections to his coming
marriage, Walter Hartung, 22 years
old, city passenger agent here for the
Banning Steamship company here,
blew out his brains today with a
shotgun. The police have been un
able to learn as yet the name of the
young woman mentioned In the case.
Sun Francisco, Oct. 20 Two
"wireless" exports hore, II. P. Dwyer
and E. E. Dennis, announce today
that they have perfected an "aeon re
lay" by which conversations or code
slgnnls that can be picked up at any
wireless station can also be heard
over any oltlce telephone without oth
r uiipuruiiis. me new invention
said to pick up conversations from
thousand miles at sea.