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THE COLONEL'S CHICAGO ROUND-UP
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parch, li the carrier doe not iu this, misses you, or neglects getting the
piper to vou on time, kiudiy phone the circulation manager, as this is the only
way we can detenniue whether ur not the curriers are following instructions.
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THE JENNINGS MURDER
George A. Thacher, president of the Oregon Prisoners'
Aid Society, has written two very thoughtful articles for
the Oregoman concerning the Jennings murder, r.acn or j
these is a purely theoretical examination into the circum-.
stances surrounung the murder so lar as iney are Know n.
There is no attempt to fasten the crime on Thompson or
any other person, only a discussion as to the probable
murderer. In his last article he arrives at the conclusion
Hint- thp l)lnw th.it killed Mrs. Jennings was struck by a
left handed man, drawing this conclusion from the posi-
tion oi me uouy arm me uutxuun iimeu uit luuiinici
as it fell, judging this from the shape and place of the
wound that caused her death.
There are several circumstances not brought out that
it would seem should have considerable bearing on the
matter. One of these is the Ristman murder. If Thomp
son nv nnvrinp who committed the murder could drive a
car, as the murderer evidently could, why did he hire
Ristman? Why did he hire a car at all, and thus take a
greater risk of discovery than was necessary? He could
easily have stolen a car. Is it not possible then that the
original intent was to get Ristman to drive him to the
Jennings place with the purpose of fixing the crime on
him? Might not he have learned on the way to the Jen
nings house that Ristman recognized him and that his
murder was due to this? Does not this indicate the
murderer lived in the Jennings' neighborhood? Would
even the most hardened criminal have deliberately com
mitted an unnecessary murder in order to commit a rob
bery? It would hardly seem so. If not, then the person
who killed Mrs. Jennings went to her house not for the
purpose of robbery, but with the intent of killing the
woman. There are two possible reason why the person
would murder the woman. One to protect himself from
danger for some previous crime, of which Mrs. Jennings
knew, and which he feared she might tell; and the other
the motive for countless thousands of murders, jealousy.
If the motive was not robbery it is safe to say it was one
or the other of these motives. It is preposterous to sup
pose one contemplating a robbery would deliberately com
mit murder for no other purpose than to get to the scone
of the intended robbery.
Is it not more plausible to suppose that not Thompson,
but someone living nearer the Jennings home planned the
murder, hired Ristman to take him to the scene for the
purpose of throwing suspicion on some Portland person,
and being recognized was compelled, in order to protect
himself, to put him out of the way? True he could have
delayed, and put the execution of the crime off, but had
he done so, when the murder was at last committed, Rist
man's evidence of this trip would have thrown suspicion
on him. Being recognized it was a case of kill Ristman
or forego his intent of killing the woman.
It is not intended to intimate that Thompson is either
guilty or innocent, but only to call attention to this phase
of the matter.
With the progressive national convention in Chicago
doing business at the same time the republicans are there,
it causes some wonderment as to which party the Colonel
has opened his headquarters for. His act is one of the
boldest threats ever made at a political nomination con
vention. It is a bare assertion, "nominate me or take the
If the Colonel cannot get the republican nomination he
can make the race again as a progressive, and this is what
he is impressing on his erstwhile republican friends. The
question is which convention will nominate first. If the
republicans do so, it will show more plainly than before
that the progressive convention is determined to force
their hand and failing in that to nominate Roosevelt any
way. It is probable they will do this should he fail, even
against his objections. As Defoe in Robinson Crusoe so
succinctly said when describing a battle with the natives,
who being naked, the sailors had repulsed by throwing
hot pitch, with which they were calking their ship, on
them: There is "H 1 to pay and no pitch hot."
Colonel Roosevelt was given a royal welcome at
Kansas City yesterday morning; thirty thousand, the
dispatches said, lining the streets from the depot to the
hotel. 'Another crowd of five thousand waited at the
hotel and refused to leave until he made them a speech.
It is needless to say their wishes were gratified, for the
Colonel is always loaded.
The Giants found Decoration Day an unlucky one, for
after winning 17 straight they fell down yesterday, and
Matty lost out in his attempt to break the record held by
the White Sox, of a straight 19, although someone comes
to the front with the books showing the real record is
20, made by Providence in 1884.
Carranza is learning from the hated gringoes. He
openly charges that the border troubles were stirred up
by politicians who wanted to use them for campaign pur
poses. He must receive some of the American newspapers
and read the arguments for and against preparedness.
The English Derby, was run yesterday as usual, but
there was none of the-'old time attendance. Only a few
professional horsemen saw it where before the war all
England that was anybody, turned out. The king had a
horse entered, but he did not start.
Waite says he does not want his case appealed, but his
family are one and all determined to appeal it anyway.
He should be allowed to have his way about it as it is none
of the families business. 'It is strictly speaking "none of
their funeral." " z
A poll of the New York delegation to the republican
national convention, it is stated shows a clear majority
for Hughes, notwithstanding the delegation's high regard
for the state's favorite son, Root. A letter signed by
William Barnes, a republican delegate, says there will be
a meeting of the New York delegation the evening of
June sixtVfor the purpose of organizing. It is claimed
this is done for the purpose of arriving at an understand
ing as to the delegation's choice, and also to try and reach
an agreement to deliver the state's vote solidly at least
on the first ballot.
Gertrude Lamson, whose testimony sent Rev. Madison
Slaughter to prison, is still in the hands of the law. Her
mother wants the court to permit her to return home, but
that the court refuses to do, remembering how her mother
was against her in the trial, and also that she made the
remark that "there is a day of settlement coming." The
court realizing that a settlement is the last thing he law
desires will try and find a home for the girl and not aid
her family in having the settlement the mother hinted at.
LADD & BUSH, Bankers
Transact a General Banking Business
Safety Deposit Boxes
Bootlegging seems to be one of the principal occupa
tions in Seattle, warrants being issued yesterday for fif
teen druggists of that city, for selling liquors in violation
of law, and it is said twenty more warrants were to be is
Yesterday the weather man laid off having a holiday.
From the result it might be well to have him jump the
job permanently, for it was the finest day of the month, or
for that matter, the winter.
The Austrians continue pushing the Italians back, in
their attempt to capture Vicenza. The fighting has been
fierce, but so far has all been in the Austrian's favor.
THE SPRING DAY
The skies are blue, and, good as new, the sun jogs on
its ancient way; no cloud in sight, the world is bright, it is
a calm and perfect day. I take a book to my old nook
beneath the figtree and the vine; "and
here," I say, "a while I'll stay, that on my
bones the sun may shine." Then comes a
guy with fishy eye, who says, "Good morn
ing, Mr. Hick; I have, old chap, the greatest
snap, for folks who wish to get rich quick."
I turn him down, with weary frown, and
then another gent appears, to put me wise
to some great prize, the biggest in a thous
and years. They'd sink my roll in mines
where coal and gold and zinc and cheese are
found; they talk of shafts and kindred
grafts, and rich deposits under ground. The mining
sharks seek easy marks whenever spring is in the air;
they spoil the day that seemed so gay, and drive me from
my easy chair. Of hop-joint dreams and gaudy schemes
they tell until my heart is sore, and so, to block their tire
less talk, I hide behind the cellar door.
HE'S TRIED BOTH OF EM
BOL1VER HEDGE SAYS IF YOU WANT TO LEAEN
TO SWIM Hi ONE LES90N TRY PADDLING
A YOUNG AND GIDDY CANOE. HE ALSO 9AYS
IF YOU DONT WANT TO SMOKE, DOINT TRY A
as campaign thunder by the friends of
the lioselmiy bund issue. ( rrants Pass
Ralicr's latest innovation, as de
scribed by tt) Herald: "The ery of a
banshee, the blast of a fog limn and
the lamentation of a lost soul many
times magnified, wove mingled in a
terrific blast of sound whii ii startled
the city this morning. Rising and
falling, but mostly rising, it penetrated
to every corner of Baker. It ivas not
the heralding of the milleniura. It
was merely the city's new com pressed
air 'fire siren which was given its first
Bandon's C'cui.niercial club, long dor
mant, has been reorganized'. "Instead
of the old plan of having a president
and sccretarv. on whom all of the work
falls, as has been the experience in the
past," says the Recorder, "a board of
five directors will have complete charge
of the executive work of the body."
demand throughout the west is attested
by the number of cars loaded with
this product that are passing through,
this city almost daily. It is conserva
tively estimated that between 4 00,000
and (100.000 feet o'f lumber is he'inq
hauled through lioseburg every 2-1
Rosfburg Review 's -view of the lum
ber situation: "That lumber is in great
That useless article may mean
money to you through the New
Albany Pemocrat: .Toe Cedney. of
Foster, was walking along the road near
his home Tuesday evening and met two
large cougars, a male und a female. He
shot them both last night, brought their
skins to the office of County Clerk Rus
sell, received $-0. bounty aud 20 in
warrant!) on the state. With :. bob eat
skin for which he received 2, he re
ceived a total of !?42. lie will also real
ize a good price for the skins.
rem i ounty uosorver: u inie oiasi- j
ing rock at the quarry of the Oregon j
l'ortland Cement company the other j
ilav, a tiei feet petrified fish was found;
in the solid rock.' Just what kind of
a fish it was. cannot be determined by
those who have sorti the specimen, but
its appearance is that of a gold fish,
tied. Stewart, foreman at the epiarry.
has placed it among his curios. When
time permits he will have it surveyed,
and if his surmise is correct, may have
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Meodford Mail: .V ton of very attrac
tive copper ore arrived this morning
from the Great Kasteru mine, in the
Squaw creek district, having been haul
ed down by team. - This mine, a recent
discovery, is located on the Oregon
side of the Blue l.edge district, and is
owned by Bruce Buck and associates. A
ton of the ore is being shipped to the
1'. S. Smelter nt Kenuett, Cal.. to be
tested as to values. Local miners pro
nounce it rich ore.
ome Zephyr Reported
Off the Farallor.es
San Krnncisco. Mav .11. A north
western gale off the Golden (late blew
two weeks out of the lives of saMors
abourd the windjammer Harold Hie
hum which readied port today.
A fortnight ago the vessel pissed
the Pnrrulones nnd lion led straight for
night. I'ji popped Old Man Boreas and
turned loose a breeze that almost
tenlped the helmsman.
lie colled the skipper nnd xvhen
that dignitary got on deck the gale
died .iway but land was nowhere in
sight, and the mariners voir it took
them two weeks to sad back to the
l'.stabrook headquarters in Chicago
have been closed, indicating that the
pen is not mightier thati the politi
cian ' f word.
A report comes from southern Ore
gon that an appeal may be made to
(inventor Withyconibe to establish a
state patrol along the Panific highway
to prevent the bringing of intoxicating
liquors into the state from California.
It is feared that many automobile acci
dents will result this summer unless pre
cautions are taken to put down the traf
fic over the highway from Horn-brook.
Med font Mail: Peter Tt. Ilarmon. of
the Applegnte district, is in the city
today for an over Sundav visit. Mr.
Harmon says there will be greater ac
tivity in placer milling in his district
this year than for a creat many seasons,
where water is available. A number of
people interested in good placer ground
are awaiting with a degree of iuterst
the trial of the dry land dredge soon
to be installed in that territory. It it
proves a success aud not many doubt
that it will there will be a good deal
of work done in that line as soon as an
other dredge ran be installed.
A recent issue of the Roseburg
Review contained a comprehensive Brti
cle written by Or. E. Bywafer telling
what had hnppened to Grant Pass since
the voting of the J20P.000 bond issue
for the starting of the railroad toward
the coast. The doctor detailed all the
various industries and enterprises that
had come to the citr since the votir.g
of the bonds upon the strength of the
new railroad, and the artiele was used
Trust Prices Cut in Half
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more rauenis, luore Hygienic
THAN ANY TRUST DENTIST IN OREGON
WV pxamine vnnr ttvth ( not- vnnr tvnfl.-otVmnb -p,. p t,
Fart of every dollar you give a Trust Dentist goes to help keep up
the Trust in Oregon. Can you afford to pay $2 for $1 worth of old
style dentistry just to help the dental combine crush competition 7
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