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FIFTY-SIXTH YEAR. NO. 71.
TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, lp07.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
IEEP MYSTERY IN MURDER
OF A PORTLAND PHYSICIAN
Mangled Body of Dr. P. E.
Johnson Found in
FAMILY IS PROMINENT
Rilative on Whom Dead Mar
Called Refuses to Make
Portland, Ore., Jan. 8. The murdei
In this city last night of Dr. Philip
Edwards Johnson, a physician recently
arrived from New York, is one of the
most mysterious tragedies that ever oc
curred in the northwest. Johnson came
to Portland with his newly wedded
wife two months ago to establish a
home and practice his profession. The
couple bought a site for a beautiful
home in a fashionable district.
DauRhter m (iovrraor.
Mrs. Johnson, before her marriage
last fall was Mrs. Scarborough. She
is a daughter of former Governor
Headier of Ohio. Johnson was the
son of Episcopal Archdeacon Johnson
of Staten Island, and a graduate of
fiom Out in Evening.
Shortly after dining with his wife
last night Johnson announced the in
tention of visiting Dr. Panton, mem
ber of -the examining board by which
he was tobe examined for admission
to practice in the state, against the
protests of his wife who feared high
waymen. On his way Johnson called
upon his cousin, W. C. Alvord, assist
ant cashier in a local bank. ' ' ' . -
Rr( amea Stutrmrmt. f
-What happened atlhe "Alvord house
has not been learned, Alvord refusing
to make any statement for publication.
A short time after leaving Alvord'-;
house a street car conductor found
Johnson's mangled body lying in Jef
ferson street. Johnson's pockets had
been turned inside out and his watch
removed. There were evidences of a
S-rk Othrr Motive.
The police department inclines to
the murder theory and yet do not be
lieve Johnson was robbed, but insin
uate there was some other motive
more sinister than robbery.
LECTURED ON THE
BLACK HAWK WAR
Reuben Gold Thwaites Gives First of
Lecture Series of Davenport
Academy of Sciences.
The first of a series of lectures ar
ranged by the lecture committee of the
Davenport Academy of Sciences was
given last evening at Science hall,
Davenport, Reuben Gold Thwaites lec
turing on -The Biack Hawk War."
Mr. Thwaites is secretary of the Wis
consin Historical society and Is an
author and editor of numerous books,
besides being a successful lecturer.
There are six more lectures In the
series, and the date3 and subject are:
Monday, Jan. 14, "Music and Myth of
the American Indian," by Arthur Far
well ; Wednesday, Jan. 23. at the Grand
opera house, "Our Common Birds in
Their Haunts," by Frank M. Chapman:
Monday, Jan. 28, "The Century Plant
and Its Relatives." by William Tre-
Iease; Monday, Feb. 4, "The Oracle of j
Apollo at Delphi." by Arthur Fair
banks; Monday. Feb. 11. "Some Points
In the Recent Geological History of the
Mississippi Valley," by Samuel Calvin;
Monday. Feb. 18. "The Groves of the
Yosemlte," by Thomas H. MacBride.
The lecturers are all men well versed
In their subjects" and all the lectures
but the second will be illustrated. With
the exception .of Mr. Chapman all the
lectures will be given at Science hall,
SHAH NOW DYING
Ministers Are, Summoned
Palace of the Persian
Teheran, Jan. 8., 7 p. m. The shah
is; dying. The ministers have been
summoned to the palace.
Teheran, Jan, 8. The shah's Illness
took a sudden turn for the worse to
day. This afternoon he was declared
In a very critical condition; "
HEAD OF POSTOFFICE
Withdraws Order Recently Given for
Discontinuing Mail Delivery at
Xew Orleans, Jan. S. Business wa
generally closed today in honor of the
anniversary of the battle of New Or
leans. Free mail delivery was today
restored in those portions of New Or
leans which were cut off Jan. 1 by or
ier of the postmaster general on ac
count of improper sidewalk facilities
MANLOVE, TAX FERRET,
WINS COURT DECISION
Effort to Enjoin Extension in McLean
County Cones to
George H. Manlove, who several
years ago went over the county rec
ords here and ferreted out taxable
property that had not been listed has
won a victory before the state su
preme court in the attempt made in
McLean county to enjoin the exten
sion of taxes. With this favorable
ruling he will be in position to go
ahead with his work in other counties
of the state.
The case in point is that of John
Peiree vs. R. L. Carlock. county clerk,
of McLean county. The case was
tried in the circuit court at Blooming
ton and was on law points only, no
evidence being heard. It was a case
to enjoin the extension of the taxes
against the plaintiff and to declare
the assessment void. It involved the
point of the schedule or offset which
is allowable, and was based on techni
Mr. Manlove was the attorney in
that case, and it was through his ef
forts and preparation of the case the
first decision in the circuit- court was
won and which the supreme court
ACTION TO OUST M'CLELLAN
. - " y
New - Suit- Bejuiftjjigj Bshaif, pfHearet
Before State StrprerrreF Court -New
York, Jan. S. Attorney General
Jackson, on behalf of the people, has
entered suit in the supreme court
against George B. McClellan, praying
that the latter be ousted from the of
fice of mayor of the city of New York
on the ground he has usurped and un
lawfully holds such office, whereas Wil
liam Randolph Hearst is legally enti
tled to the same. It is stated this new
proceeding has nothing to do with the
quo warranto action which last week
was temporarily enjoined at the appli
cation of McClellan.
MRS. MYERS GETS NEW DELAY
Attorneys Secure Appeal to the United
States Supreme Court.
Kansas City, Jan. S. Federal Judge
Phillips has allowed the appeal to the
United States supreme court from his
decision rendered last "week when he
denied the petition for a writ of ha
boas corpus, sought in the case of
Mrs. Aggie Myers under sentence of
death. Attorneys for Mrs. Myers ex
press the hope the appeal will delay
the execution about nine months.
HELP SEARCH FOR PONCE
Battleship Connecticut Ordered to
Watch for Overdue Steamer.
Washington, Jan. 8. The navy de
partment has telegraphed instructions
to Captain Swift, commanding the bat
tleship Connecticut which sails today
from Hampton Roads, for the island of
Culebra off the coast of Porto Rico to
do everything possible to discover
some 'race of the missing steamship
Ponce, now nine days overdue -at New
York from Porto Rico.
LIGHTNING KILLS, FARMER
Winter Storm Fatal to James Dobson,
Kewanee, III., Jan. 8. James Dob
son, S3 years old, who lived on a farm
near Buda, was struck by lightning
while walking from hi3 barn to his
house during a storm yesterday and In
HOGS EAT OWNER'S FACE
George Geary Drops Dead While Feed
ing Swine Near Sterling..
Sterling, 111., Jan. 8. While feeding
hogs yesterday George Geary dropped
dead and lay in the pen with the swine
for some time before he was found by
his wife. His face had been partially
eaten by the animals.
KING PETER WILL KEEP JOB
Authorizes Denial of Rumor He Intend
ed to Abdicate.
Belgrade, Jan. 8. King Peter today
authorized a specific denial of rumors
it is his intention to abdicate or per
manently leave Servia in consideration
of financial compensation.
ENGLAND LEADS IN
TO MAKE WORLD
William T. Stead Sent to Circle Globe as Agent for Govern
ment Submitting Propositions to be Urged at
Paris, Jan. S. William T. Stead of
London, who arrived here Wednesday,
says in an interview he is on his way
around the world in the interest of
peace.- He declares he. is authorized
by the British premier, Sir Henry
Campbell Bannerman, to say that
Great Britain, if no other country does
so, would at the approaching second
peace conference at The Hague, rais
the question of taking -steps to provide
for the maintenance of international
In Two I'rtipoMitiona.
This, Stead says, will be done in the
form of two propositions, as follows:
First That each country participa
TOO POOR TO BORY CHILD FATHER
IS FINED FOR CREMATING THE BODY
Chicago, Jan. 8. Charles Peterson,
a laborer, was arraigned today and
fined $23 by Municipal Judge Himes
for having cremated the corpse of his
child in the foundry where he is em
ployed. The child died six days ago.
and the parents were without sufficient
funds to give it proper burial. He held
the body in the house for five days
hoping to secure sufficient funil fcr
FIREMAN LONG IN
RUINS IS ALIVE
John C. Zuffert Held Since Sunday
Night as Result of Collapse of
New York, Jan. S. John C. Zuffert,
a fireman who was rescued from a
-burned-paper warehouse in Roosevelt
street at 1:45 a. , m. 'today, where he
many hours, is at the Hudson street
He was much weakened after his
terrible ordeal, but is not otherwise se
riously injured. Two comrades went
down with Zuffert when the ruins col
lapsed Sunday night. The body of one,
Thomas Lennan, has been recovered.
The other man. Daniel Campbell, was
still in the ruins early today. There
is but little hope that he escaped death
as did Zuffert, but the rescuers are
working with renewed vigor to reach
his body on the slim chance that he
may yet be alive.
WAS ONLY DEMOCRATIC
EDITOR IN HENRY CO.
Daniel Griffin of Atkinson Dies
denly Published the Her
Atkinson, III., Jan. 8 Daniel Grif
fen, the only democratic editor in Hen
ry county, died suddenly yesterday at
the age of C5. Mr. Griffen was publish
er of the Atkinson Herald, and died
immediately upon reaching home after
work at his office.
Croker Will Not Return.
London, Jan. 8. Concerning the re
ports of his intention to return to the
United States, Richard Croker has tel
egraphed from Dublin as follows: "I
am not returning to the United States,
and there is no truth in these ru
mors." PEORIA WROUGHT
No Less Than 6,000 Pieces Taken and Destroyed Supposedly at
Feared Prosecution for Overlooking Crimes of
Peoria, Jan. S. Not since the sensa
tional arrest and confession of N. C.
Dougherty a year and a half ago has
Peoria had a greater startler than that
of the burglarizing of the safe of Su
perintendent Smith of the city schools
and the stealing and destruction of
6,000 pieces of script forged by Dough
erty while he held the office which was
discovered yesterday. A variety of
sensational stories are current con
cerning the safe blowing. Within a
few days there will b& called in the
circuit court four suits against former
school treasurers and bondsmen of the
school board. That agents of some of
these bondsmen, who fear they will be
held for the Dougherty shortage, were
responsible for the safeblowing is one
of the theories held by State's Attor
ney Scholes. . v
Lorn of Paper Boon for Family.
An effort was made several months
ago to rrtease Dougherty from the pen-
Herniary, mate s Attorney acnoies at j
that time told the friends of Dougher-
ting in the - conference appropriate a
sum of money to bo used'in the propa
gation of the idea of maintaining inter
Mediation Munt Ite Accrplfd.
Second That each country partici
pating in the conference .of 1S89, per
mitting a third power to tender medi
ation, without giving offense between
two disputing powers, and also that
the participating powers extend the
scope of article 8 so as to bind the
signatories in case of a declaration of
war, not to begin hostilities for a fort
night, iu which interim friendly powers
would have a right to intervene in an
attempt to adjust the quarrel.'.,,
the funeral. Occupants 'of adjoinin
buildings who knew -of the child"?
death, complained to the police that no
steps had been taken to inter -the body
and when the officers visited Peterson
today he informed them that despair
ing of being unable to obtain enough
money to bury the child In a decent
fashion, he carried the body to the
foundry where he was employed and
burned it in the furnace. '
TO HELP IN POLAND
German Emperor's Speech Read at As
sembling of the Prussian
1? .'lin, Jan. 8. Chancellor -Yon Bue
loj read the speech of the emperor
ki at the opening of the Prussian
diet today. The speech ' an norcpd the
government's intention to prorJe fresh
gTTarion to meet ciirucuilies encoun
tered in Poland "in carrying out the
historical task of strengthening the
French Parliament Reassembles.
Paris, Jan. 8. Parliament reassem
bled today in regular session.
IN A NEW PRISON
Columbus, Jan. 8. The order has
been received at the penitentiary from
the government for the transfer of
Cassie Chadwick to the government
prison at Moundsville, W. Va.
YESTERDAY IN CONGRESS
Washington, Jan. 8. Following is a
brief resume of the important proceed
ings in both houses of congress yes
terday: SKXATi:. The Ilrownsville :in"air oo
rupH'l most of tlif titno in the senate,
the principal discussion beinfc mi a res
olution offered by Senator Liode pro
viding for an investigation and by si
lence oonoedinK' the authority of the
president to take the action he did in
dismissing colored soldiers. Senator
Gearfn made an address on the Japan
ese question, advocating a resolution di
recting negotiations for a revision of
the trenty with Japan. Adjournment
until today was taken.
HOI'SH The house passed a bill pro
viding for a judicial review of orders
excluding persons from the use of ITni-
tcd states mall facilities, a day in
the u're and public services of Koek-,
w..oa iwar. iaie memDer or me i nini
4:45 o'clock adjourned until today.
UP OVER THEFT
ty in this city that if he was released
he would at once send him back again
on other indictments which he could
bring on evidence in the possession of
the school board. The destruction of
this evidence makes further prosecu
tion of Dougherty difficult if he should
regain his liberty.
Cannot l'ronevutr Family-.
The destruction of the papers also
prevents the school board from taking
further action against members of
Dougherty's family, who are known to
have large amounts of money. Action
to recover this money was to have
been started at this term of the circuit
court. It is now doubtful if they will
be able to prove their cases.
Though it is a year and a half since
Dougherty was convicted, the prose
cution of the school board to regain
the money which he stole has been
made vigorously. So bitter was pub
lic sentiment; against the members of
the old school board that today there
are but two members of that board
serving, uuver J. nauey, . wno . was
chairman of the finance committee un
TALK OF 2-
Senators in Warm Debate
Over the Sherman
IS STRONGLY OPPOSED
Urged That Abolition of Passes
Should Not be Used as
Washington, Jan. 8. The Sherman
bill for universal interchangeable rail
way books at the rate of two cents a
mile, was the subject of a hearing to
day before the house committee on in
terstate and foreign commerce. George
T. Nicholson, third vice president of
the Santa Fe, was the chief speaker.
WouM Fix Fnrn.
He said tile, bill was so
cents a mi!eas the i
maximum rate for
all railroads in the United States on
ill passenger business and urged it
would work great hardships on many
railroads to ' make "such reduction hi
-Should I'rftrr TtXtlrmt Kennon.
Nicholson discussed railway passes
at length and urged the new anti-pass
law should not be given as a reason
for a reduction of railway fares. H
said his railway found that. 12 per
45'ent of its passengers in June of last
year rode on passes to railway era
ployes, but of its passenger business
only 2 per cent was on passes.
' Army npropriatioa Hill. -,y -.
Washington, Jan. 8. The house to
day took up the army appropriation
biil, AO agreement having been made
ihat,v six hours4 shall be allowed for
DIumimm' Sejtro TrmiM,
Washington, Jan. 8. The discussion
in the senate of the president's course
in discharging negro troops was re
sumed today. Daniel was the first
speaker. In the main, he supported
the president, but did not endorse the
position of the president in formally
debarring from entering the civil serv
ice men discharged from the array.
AlliMon I!n-k in Sent.
Washington, Jan. S. Senator Alii
son was in his seat in the senate today
for the first time during the session.
He has been detained at his home in
Iowa by illness.
ScixIm NomlnntioDH In.
Washington, Jan. S. The president
sent to the senate today the following
Colonel, to be brigadier general, Ed
ward S. Godfrey of the 9th cavalry.
Postmasters In Iowa: S. R. Boyd,
at Cedar Rapids, and R. S. McNutt, at
FINE ST. JOE SALOON MEN
Violations of Sunday Closing Laws the
Cause of Many Indictments.
St. Joseph, Mich., Jan. 8. The grand
jury has issued indictments against
every saloonkeeper in town for keep
ing his saloons open on Sunday. All
but two of them were arrested and all
but four pleaded guilty. Each was
fined $175. St. Joseph has been run
ninS an orderly but open town for sev-
eral vears, ana tne laws nave oeen
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the Instigation of Those Who
N. C. Dougherty.
der Dougherty many years, was in
dicted by the Dougherty grand jury,
for malfeasance In office, but the in
dictment later was quashed. Bailey
13 now a defendant in one of the suits
to recover some mony from the bonds
men, having served on several bonds
during his term of office and as ah of
ficer of the Central National banfc.
Wife ami Son Itrputrd Wealthy.
After Dougherty was arrested he
turned over to the school board prop
erty which he estimated to be worth
$250,000, but which later turned out
to be worth less than $100,000. Presi
dent P. B. Miles, the new head of the
school board, has been active In forc
ing the prosecution and has employed
attorneys to look further into the rec
ords. These attorneys have unearthed
a large amount of additional property
Dougherty did not admit owning. Some
of this he had turned over to his two
sons, Ralph and Horace, and to rela
tives of his wife. It was the intention
of the board to show these facts at
this session of the court and then be
gin action to recover the property.
OATH IN A CHURCH
New Governor of Colorado Inau
gurated in Sanctuary at
CHANCELLOR OF UNIVERSITY
Minnesota Solons Will Reelect Knute
Nelson As United States
Denver, Jan. S. Rev. Dr. Henry
A. Buchtell, chancellor of Denver uni
versity, was inaugurated governor of
Colorado today. In deference to the
governor's wish the oath of office was
administered to him and he delivered
his inaugural address to the legislature
in Trinity Methodist Episcopal church.
About 2.300 persons attended the in
Sf Heat I'nrt of I .n tt.
Governor Buchtel devoted the great
er portion of his address to questions
of railway legislation and education.
In treating of the former he said the
weak and impracticable parts of the
national law, referred to in Roosevelt's
message to congress, must be omitted
from Colorado's program.
Keep Cnpllal and People.
Nothing would be done to drive capi
tal away from Colorado, but instead
everything would be done to invite
both capital and people to the state.
The governor characterized the local
option law as the application of the
principle of a square deal to the ques
tion of the saloon.
Mioimola olon Met.
St. Paul. Jan. 8. At noon today the
biennial session of the Minnesota leg
islature met for organization. The ses
sion was brief and devoid of interest.
L. A. Johnson of Minneapolis, was
elected speaker of the house. Lieuten
ant Governor Eberhart presided in the
senate. Tonight the republican mem
bers of the legislature will meet to
nominate Knute Nelson, to succeed
himself as United States senator.
Kmm IRllntnTC Meet".
Topeka. Kan.. Jan. S. The legisla
ture convened here' today in biennial
session. Governor Hoch will not be
inaugurated for a second term till
Jan, 14,' , . .
- i - 'i ii turn u rHr iL"f t
AND MUSEUM USES
Church Property Taken From Catho
lics Will Be Kept by France
Words on Coins Changed.
Paris, Jan. 8. Minister of Education
Briand announced today the bishops'
mansions, rectories, and seminaries
taken possession of by the government
under the church and state separation
law will in future be devoted to edu
cational and museum purjKJses. Fi
nance Minister Caillaux has directed
the authorities of tjie mint to substi
tute on all coins .the words "Liberty,
equality and fraternity" for the old
device, "God protect France."
NO PIPES IN FREIGHT HOUSES
Burlington Road Employes Receive
Orders Aiming to Prevent Fires.
General Manager J. M. Gruber of
tho Burlington has issued orders to
the employes of all freight houses to
discontinue smoking at or near the
company's buildings. Orders have
also been issued to those In charge of
freight departments to have an inter
view with the fire chiefs and get in
formation as to what to do during the
time of fire. The orders are to pre
vent another fire like the one that de
stroyed the large Chicago freight
house some time ago. This is sup
posed to have been caused from the
sparks from an employe's pipe.
SONS-IN-LAW GET WEALTH
Well Remembered in Will of Late
A. J, Cassatt Just Filed.
Philadelphia, Jan. 8. The will of
the late A. J. Cassatt, president of the
Pennsylvania railroad, containing two
codicils, was filed with the register of
wills at Norristown yesterday. It dis
poses of an estate which has not been
officially appraised, but which Is esti
mated to be worth more than $5,000,
000. The testament Is very long. and.
briefly summarized, leaves the entire
estate to the two sons-inlaw.
Other Places for McCrea.
Philadelphia, Jan. 8 James McCrea,
president of the Pennsylvania railroad,
was today elected president of the
Northern Central railway, the Philadel
phia, Baltimore & Washington railroad,
end West Jersey & Seaport railroad.
Godfrey Bell's Successor.
Washington. Jan. 8. Secretary Taft
announces Colonel Edward S. Godfrey
of the 9th cavalry will be appointed
brigadier general to succeed J. Frank
Hearst Head League.
New York Jan. 8. William R.
Hearst was today elected chairman of
fh stat fnmml 1 1 en nf the tnrlsncn.
j dence league.
ON J. J. HILL
Orders Coal Sent
Time at Chicago Spent in In
vestigating Live Stock
Chicago, Jan. 8. A telegraph order
to James J. Hill commanding him to
do something immediately to relieve
the coal famine in the northwest was
sent yesterday by members of the in
terstate commerce commission, sitting
in Chicago. "
The telegram was signed by Com
missioners Lane and Harlan and was
"Our information is that the coal sit
uation at Mohall and Cavalier, N. D.,
Is still extremely serious. Farmers are
chopping telegraph iioles for fuel, and
many farmers have been driven into
town. Further aid must be promptly
This message followed the receipt of
a dispatch from Attorney Marble in
which he said that there was great',
suffering iu the Dakota towns, that
more than GO farmers had been driven
into the cities for refuge, that there
was no coal at Cavalier, and that a
bad storm east of Devil's Lake wan ag
gravating the serious situation.
At Work liny and .Maut.
In addition, the commission hoard
ttstimony on the charge that the cattls
rates are excessive, prepared to take
evidence regarding the management of
the Hatriman railroads today and held
a night session to render decisions in
cnaartK whUJi abroad yb lfi heard.
The commissioners are working night
and day to perform the tasks which
President Roosevelt has set for them.
Ilefrr llarriinaa Inquiry.
Chicago, Jan. 8. The Inquiry into
the management and trade arrange
ments of the Harrlman lines was not
taken up at the first session of the in
terstate commerce commission today,
but will probably be reached later in
the day. The business at the opening
of the session was the question of cat
tle rates and terminal charges at Chi
cago on shipments of fctock.
WILD GEESE ARE FLYING;
WEATHER MAN BALKED
Contrary Elements Break Up
bination With the Old In
For a long time the weather man
has been no'oriously up against it.
Nearly everything he has tried to do
has panned out wrong. During th
summer rains he attempted to brin.t
to the relief of the crops got side
tracked and sunny weather that h
ordered to dry the hay was mlssent.
This winter he has conscientiously
tried to give us seasonable weather
but the old hoodoo has up to the
present time been as industrious as
ever. It was thought when the old in
habitant joined forces with the weath
er prognosticator yesterday and pre
pared a section of cold wave with a
salting of snow to shove down upon
us during the night, that at last a win
ning combination had been struck.
But it seems not. Yesterday after
noon a flock of wild geese were ob
served flying over the city and last
night there was more thunder and a
downpour that flooded the streets. But
the weather man Is holding his ground
manfully. "Colder tomorrow," he Kays.
President of Nicaragua Helping
Cause Trouble In Hon
duras. Washington, Jan. 8. That the revo
lution in Honduras is being aided by
the president of Nicaragua is the ad
vice received at the state department
today from one of the officials In Costa
Rica. The president of Honduras as
a matter of information accordingly
has notified Costa Rica of his Intention
to send troops to the Nicaragua fron
tier to suppress tho revolutionary
movement there. The department is
advfeed Nicaragua, which was a parly
to the treaty of peace and amity of
San Jose, declined to ratify It. The
treaty of San Jose was the outcome of
the Marbleliead agreement which was.
confined to Guatemala, Salvador and