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Hired to Destroy Graft Witness in
San Francisco.
tectives today are searching every
corner of the city for Peter Clatidl
anes, Greek, age 21, who was im
plicated in dynamiting the houses
of James Gallagher, chief witness
in the graft prosecution, by a re
markable confession made by his
brother, John, who says he himself
actually exploded the charges of
His confession was made Satur
day night and guarded In the hope
of catching Peter, whom John ac
cuses of making a deal with other
people to kill Gallagher for money.
He says he was to receive $5000
as his share of I loud money.
He did not get it. That is the
reason he confessed. He went over
the ground with District Attorney
Langdon in Oakland and pointed to
HEPPNER, Ore., July 14.—Hepp
ner Is the scene of ruins today as a
result of a cloudburst late yester
day. Bridges were swept away and
sidewalks are floating in the
streets. Homes are filled and the
occupants have all fled to the hills,
recalling a cloudburst which cost
200 lives in June, 1903.
Willow creek is flowing through
MORE THAN $10,000
WASHINGTON, July 14.--The
fiscal year ende<; June 30 has been
the record year of American ship
building, according to reports to
the bureau of navigation, and the
center of the Industry is on the
Great Lakes.
During the year, 1506 vessels of
588,627 gross tons were built and
numbered in the United States, of
which 75 steel steamers of 304,379
gross tons were built on the Great
Lakes. The largest annual output
heretofore was lv the year 1855
when 2024 vessels of 583,450 tons
were built. In that year the Great
Lakes built only 263 vessels of 45,-
-423 tons.
This year steel vessels built
numbered 142 of 417,167 gross tons
compared with 580,666 tons built
last year. These two are the years
of the largest steel construction In
the United States
The tonnage built Is entirely for
domestic transportation, no vessels
exclusively for foreign trade hav
ing been built lv the United States.
Of the 142 steel vessels, 85 ex
ceeded 1000 gross tons each, 55
on the Great LaVes, the largest
being the William M. Mills of 7962
tons and 30 on tho seaboard, the
largest being the Columbian of
8579 tons, built nt San Frnncisoo
for trade to Hawaii.
Pout wooden sailing vessels ex
ceeding 1000 tons each were built
during the year the largest being
the Kdward J. Lawrence of 3350
gross tons.
Won't Change Her
Religion to Marry
Special Gorreepoudence to Tho Press
MADRID, July P.—lf It wasn't
for a difference of opinion on re
ligion, a wedding would almost. Im
mediately occur between Don An
tonio of Bourbon Orleans, a cousin
of Spain's king, and Princess Beat
rice of Saxe-C'ohurg, a cousin of
Spain's queen,
The young couple nre desperate
ly In love, nnd there Is considerable
worrying going on among royal rel
atives for fear the marriage will
take place without the question of
religion being settled.
Princess Beatrice says she will
not become a Catholic before mar
riage, but if she feels drawn to the
church after marriage she will then
accept Catholicism.
"I will marry Beatrice if 1 have
to quit Spain, leave the army and
forfeit my princely privileges," de
elated Don Antonio. "No sacrifice
is too great for me to make for he
sake, though I hope sho may yet he
come reconciled to the Roman Oath
ollc church." , <
the caches where they hid the
dynamite before the explosion.
"We used 30 pounds of dynamite
on this job," said the Greek, point
ing to the wrecked vestibule of the
Gallagher home. They then went
to the scene of the other explosion
at Perkins and Belmont streets,
where three empty houses belong
ing to Gallagher were blown up.
"We used 30 pounds of dynamite
here," he said, and declared that
after failing to kill Gallagher they
decided to destroy his property.
He' said he bought dynamite in
Arizona and got $10 dally for
watching the house in Oakland.
The prisoner was trapped
through a letter written by him to
a brother in Chlco, Cal., threaten
ing to expose the plot unless
money was forwarded.
tbe city, a raging torrent. Dry
creek canyon is overflowed.
The flood struck the upper end
of town and completely Inundated
C St., striking the home of Judge
Ayers, filling the first floor with
two feet of mud and water. Houses
In the path of the deluge were
carried from their foundation, s
Gardens and lawns were destroyed.
LINCOLN, July 14.—The demo
cratic national committee has de
cided to hold a Bryan notification
at Fairvlew farm August 12. The
committee adopted a resolution
under a provision of which no con
tribution more than $10,000 will be
received. The notification of Kern
will be held at Indianapolis on a
day to be fixed later.
On Bryan's suggestion ail con
tributions from $100 up to $10,000
are to be published.
WALLA WALLA, July 14.—
Walla Walla woke today to find
that for the first time in 18 years
they had elected a democratic
mayor and by a landslide into Bry
an ranks so far as majority is con
Eugene Tousick won over W. P.
McKean, republican, by 1404 to
4t!2. This is the largest majority
ever given a mayor here. The city
has a normal republican majorltv
of 700.
McKean is an Ankeny man and
was elected president of the Taft
league by the Ankeny faction.
BOISR, Idaho. July 14.—1n one
of the Worst electrical storms in
this part of the country for many
yeais John Daly jr.. a ranchman,
was killed last night. Ho was
struck hy lightning.
Fire of an unknown origin at 2
o'clock this morning totally de
stroyed a one-story frame cottage
owned by Carl Dorlck, f>4x Bcott
ay. It is said that when the fire
department reached the scene, the
roof of the building had been blown
off. Dorlck was not at home at the
Mayor Moore sent a Communica
tion to the council yesterday ask
ing thai the saloon license, of the
Knlsnr hotel bar be revoked. The
place is a notorious hang nut of
disreputable people and there have
been constant complaints of it.
0, \Y. Sims and K. H. Stout
brought suit against h. 0. Henry
tills morning asitng judgment for
18910.11, alleged to be due for
grade work on the line of the Mil
waukee, near Tekoa. It Is Alleged
that Henry, original contractor,
Hubia to the plulmiKa.
That bribery and bullying have
been resorted to in an effort to de
feat the Ide ay. improvement, or
dered by the city council over a
protest of alleged representatives
of the North Coast railroad, is the
charge made by residents of the
North Side who have been strug
gling for more thaD a year to have
the improvement completed.
The fact that a number of prop
erty owners had been paid $200
down on prospective deals for their
property on coniuion that they
sign a remonstrance against the
Ide improvement was brought out
last meeting of the Ide ay. and
Summit Boulevard Improvement
Six such deals made after 4
p. m. yesterday were reported to
the meeting held at 1912 Ide. Mc-
Crea and Merryweather were the
agents making these deals. The
same firm, with railroad assist
ance, has held up the improvement
for the past year in the board of
public works.
The property bought yesterday
lies on Ide from Oak st. west. It is
this property that the railroad in
terests are trying to block from
improvement in order that right of
way may be secured at the lowest
figure in the event that the rail
road builds through that section of
the city.
In many cases reported to the
league threats were used to com
pel agreement to sign a remon
strance. Property owners were
told that their property would not
be wanted after the council meet
ing tonight when the improvement
assessment role comes up for nnal
confirmation. Then, McCrea &
Merryweather, the owners say, de
clared they would condemn pr
line the street with railroads so
that the property left unsold would
be worthless.
But the condition of every sale
was that the property owner sign
a remonstrance against the im
provement of the avenue. The deals
were not made final, the property
owner accepting $200 and signing
a sale agreement in several of
which no final price was fixed. The
threats are said to have been used
largely to women found found al
home in order to induce them to
Influence their husbands to help
block the improvement.
They were told that the improve
ment already ordered would be
held up in th< council meeting
tonight if it cost $20,000; that it
would not be permitted to go
Residents interested in securing
the improvement were told today
that the board of works had au
thorized H. L. Lilllenthal to with
draw his bond deposited when he
was awarded a contract for the
Ide ay. work a year ago for $19.-
-000. The work has since been held
up on request of McCrea & Merry
weather. The withdrawal of
Lilllenthal means tnat a deal has
been arranged whereby the pro
ject is to he finally abandoned even
after a committee of the council
and interested parties had visited
the ground and the council, acting
on this report had ordered the
work proceeded with.
Pres. Goodall, of the chamber of
commerce, was enlisted in the
fight to override the wishes of
property owner;: and that falling,
the promoters of the railroad deal
have apparently resorted to the
boldest possible means to carry out
their plans.
As a result it is expected that a
showing will be made against the
improvement tonight that will put
an end to It entirely and leave that
section of the city wholly at the
mercy of the railroad people and
their agents.
TOKIO. July 14.—Marquis Kat
sura, leader of the progressive par
ty, who was ordered to reorganise
tlie cabinet today, announced his
appointment as follows: Marquis
Katsura, premier and minister of
finance; minister of war. General
M. TerSUShl; minister of navy, Vice
Admiral M. Saito: minister of for
eign affairs, Count Komura, now
ambassador to Kngland; minister
of communications, m. Goto; presi
dent Manchurlan railway and min
ister of education, X Komatsuhara;
minister of justice, Viscount
Okabe; minister of agriculture and
commerce, k. Oura,
A watch and $5.26 was stolen
last night by house breakers who
entered the home of Mrs. Nat
Salnner, 8811 First ay. with the
aid of a pans key.
Otto Myers, on employe of the
Grimmer Transfer Co., sustained
an injury yesterday afternoon
which necessitated the Imputation
of two of his toes He was lifting
a heavy rail during the' work of
moving the old gas plant when ii
fell upon his foot.
Weather —Probably showers , to night and Wednesday,
Special Correspondence to Tbe Presa
NEW YORK, July l;.—"I must
try to bear it like a man," sighed
Mrs. Augusta Seib with philo
sophical resignation and the trace
of a smile as she started with oth
er prisoners to seve a five-day
term in the workhouse for mas
querading as a man.
Dressed in a man's gray suit,
with striped shirt, man's collar and
tie and heavy, square-toed shoes,
she could have continued to pass
as a man anywhere, as she had
done, in fact, for nine years, with
out having once been suspected.
"It never occurred to me as a
crime," she continued, "to dress
like a man. I meant no harm and
could see no harm in it. I found
out it was easier to make a living,
and, having a living to make, didn't
waste any time on theories. I just
jumped in and tecame a man."
The story of Augusta Seib's life
for the last nine years is largely
one of tragedy. Known as "Gus"
Seib" in many hotels and restau
rants of New York, where she has
worked as a waiter, she has com
bined her struggle for a livelihood
with a persistent search for her
husband, Geo. Unferz.agt, who was
arrested as a bigamist three months
after she became nis bride, Dec. 10,
They were living in Newark
when her husband was taken from
her, leaving her friendless and
penniless, without even a know
ledge of English. She obtained em
ployment in a cheap eating house,
where she picked up a knowledge
of English and became expert as
cook, carver ani waitress.
She learned that waiters earned
more than cooks and became a
waiter. She gathered her male
wardrobe piecemeal, practiced
walking and talking lige a man,
and tried unsuccessfully to grow a
mustache by shaving her upper lip.
She also learned to smoke cigars,
drank over the bar occasionally,
and used "little cuss words" when
the occasion demanded.
For 18 months she was a waiter
at the Marlboro, later at the Astor,
Savoy and other places, and man
aged to save $400 with which she
recently opened a small restatiant.
It did not prosper. "Gus" decided
to become a waiter again to earn
money to keep the restaurant go-
W. J. Bryan has talked approximately 18,000,000 words in
3000- speeches and traveled 300,000 miles seeking to be presi
dent, since the day 12 years ago when the free silver delegates
nominated him the first time In Chicago.
He estimates he delivered 250 speeches and traveled an av
erage of 25,000 miles each year, Including his around-the
world trip; that each appeal has averaged half an hour and
that his audiences averaged 1000.
If Bryan has spoken 1500 hours. 90,000 minutes, in the 12
years, the estimate that his enunciation averages 200 words a
minute brings the grand total of words to 18,000,000.
LONDON, July 14.—Running
ir>oo meters in 4 minutes and 3 2-5
seconds, which is two seconds
shaved off tho record, Melvin W.
Shepard. Irish-American Athletic
club. New York, won the final
event for Ameiiea today, breaking
the Olympic record and profes
sional and amateur records of
Great Britain.
John J. Flannagan. New York po
liceman, captured the final in the
hammer throw today with a mark
of 170 feet 4 1-2 inches. Martin J.
McGrath. another New York po
liceman, took second, his mark be
ing 107 feet 11 Inches.
The first heat in the 20 kilo
meters bicycle race was won by
L. Meredith, Kngland. in 33 mm
Special Correspondence to The Free*
WASHINGTON, July 14.—T0 say
that Taft's friends lv Washington
aro pleased with the way in whlen
he plays the political game on his
own hook Is putting it mildly.
They are prophesying that before
the campaign ir, over the country
will be convinced that it was Tatt
shrewdness that made the Roose
velt administration such a pictur
esque success,
It is estimated that the presiden
tial nominee is about to pull off
some stunts in the Ohio political
situation which will make old
politicians sit id and take a second
■quint tit Buckeye Bill. There is
no denying the fart that the Ohio
aggregation, Which has been hold
ing the whip hand in that state
since last spring, is sore at the
(allure of Arthur I. Vorya, of their
midst, to land the chairmanship.
They wanted the big prl/.e for the
prestige that it would give to the
machine that they have been la
boring on ever since Taft started
out to get the Buckeye delegation
to the Chicago convention.
The recent repeated visits of
Senator Dick of Ohio, to Private
Citizen Tart has led to the belief
that the presidential candidate is
seeking to pacify all factions in
Ohio at one fell swoop. Previous
to the offensive and defensive al
ing. She walked hour after hour
and visited many hotels and other
places, but there was nothing to
offer her.
Heat and exhaustion overcame
utes 21 seconds; C. B. Kingsbury,
England,-captured the second heat
in 32 minutes, 33 4-5 seconds; C.
G. Weins, United States team, won
third heat in 33 minutes 39 4-5 sec
onds; B. J. Jones, English, won
fourth in 32 minutes, 39 seconds;
C. Cameron, American, finished
N. A. Hanson. Sweden, won the
fifth heat of the 20-kilometer bi
cycle race in 34 minutes 53 3-5
seconds. A. J, Denny, England,
was first In the sixth heat, making
20 kilometers in 33 minutes 40 5-4
seconds. G. E. Lamer, England,
finished in 14 minutes 56 seconds,
10 yards ahead of E. J. Webb, Eng
land, who won second place, and
Kerd, Australia, finished third in
the 3500-meter walk.
1 liance between Sen. Foraker and
Sen. Dick, caused by the White
House opposition to some of their
plans. Sen. Dick's closest allies in
his Ohio fights were the present
Ohio bosses who have been trying
ito put the Buckeye senators to
sleep. Walter Brown, chairman of
Ihe state central committee; Harry
S. Williams, chairman of the state
executive committee; and State
Auditor Walter Oullbert, were as
thick with Dick as hops.
For Sen. Dick to go to these
Ohio leaders v. ho thought they
were about to blossom forth Into
national politicians, and with
bared breast, show them how, in
the interest of party success he
has set them an example hy get
ting onto the Taft band-wagon,
would have a wholesome effect. It
would also have a tendency to
make them believe that if they
were to be Taft's representatives in
Ohio they must not let the other
crowd in Ohio get onto the ground
floor ahead of them.
Senator Dick made arrange
ments with Judge Taft to see him
at Hot Springs shortly after the
subcommittee selected a chairman
of the national committee. At that
time it is believed an understand
ing will he reachet which will
bring these two men closer to
her and she fell. At Roosevelt hos
pital it was discovered that "Gus"
was a woman, and she was ar
raigned In night court, and she said
she had nothing to say.
The city council tonight will be
asked to approve Mayor Moore's
market scheme. The ordinance is
now in the hands of the city clerk.
It does not stipulate any particular
mar ot site, merely authorizes the
establishment of public markets by
the city and provides regulations
therefore, as follows:
it shall be unlawful to establish
any market stand or booth at any
other point except as shall be des
ignated by the city as a market
place; wherever a market place
shall be designated it shall be the
duty of the street superintendent to
mark off space for stands not less
than seven nov more than eight,
feet in width and to cause said
stands to be numbered; any rig
or booth from which articles are
offered for sale must be placed at
right angles to the curb.
A market superintendent for
each market to be tinder the super
vision of the board of works, ap
pointed by the mayor and con
firmed by the council, Is provided
for. No salary is stipulated, it be
ing left to the council to designate
what salary shall be paid.
Market hours are to be from 5
a. m. to noon on week days; 5 to
9 p. m. on Saturdays and not at all
on Sundays.
Peddlers will be allowed to sell
goods the same as now.
The following market fees are
provided: For the privilege of
selling In the market places for
one month, $X; for one week. $2.50;
for one day alone, 50 cents.
The 9. A. A. C. secured a big
card this noon when the directors
authorized a boxing match for
Tuesday night in which Boh Fitz
simmons w ill go on for six rounds.
The (dd champ will take ou Fred
('reel first for three rounds and
then Mike Butler for a similar ses
It has been s >me time since Fit/,
put on the mitts to hit anybody,
but he's always in good shape and
the chances are that the principals
who get in with him hare will re
member the occasion for some
time. He Is under bond, however,
not to hit anybody tlie same way
he hit Corbett at Carson City.
In order to give the bout a
proper setting the club has ar
ranged a card with Heinle Rltter
and Art St. tiertuaiu. Louie Long
and Joe ltaeger matched foi three
round goes in addition to Fitz's
performance. The latter"? vaude
ville engagement ends this week.
MORE IRAN $100,000
The county government during
the year just past has spent more
than $100,000 than was expended
last year. One item is the over
hauling and refurnishing ot the
treasurer's office, another the wir
ing of the courthouse for electric
lights. An addition was also put
onto the building for the sheriff's
The administration of Commis
sioners Collin, Rohwer and Spence
is responsible for the expenditure.
The following comparative fig
ures have been secured from
County Auditor Greene who sub
mits them without comment in a
report which is being turned out
by the printers:
One of the greatest Increases is
in Assessor Galbraith's depart
ment. In 1907 the expense was
$28,676.18; in 1908 it was in
creased to $59 821.62, more than
twice as much as for 1907. It is
stated that for almost a solid year
Assessor Galbraith has kept his
favorites in the field doing assess
ment work.
Another largo increase is noted
in the expensed of conducting the
county jail under Sheriff Doak.
This amounts to $11,362.36 against
$9,182.37 last year.
Prosecutor Barnhart has also
added considerable to bis expenses
and this year it is $15,050.14 com
pared to $13,558,48 last year. The
Increase in the superior court from
$43,097.50 to $52,621.47 Is explained
by the addition of a superior court
judge and the added expenses of
more bailiffs and witness' and
jurors' fees.
State Senator Harry Rosenhaupt,
Spokane, is the first candidate for
congress under the direct primary
in the Third district to declare for
tbe initiative and referendum. Of
this issue he says:
"I am in favor of the initiative
and referendum, and pledge my
self to work for these measures. I
have studied the question a great
deal during the past few years, and
am convinced that direct legisla
tion can safely be trusted to the
"The passage of initiative and
referendum laws is merely extend
ing the power of the voter along
the lines already started by the
direct primary, and every legislator
in favor of the latter measure
should also favor the other two."
The balance of Sen. Rosen
haupt's congressional platform is
concisely stated in the following
official announcement issued today
by his campaign manager, David
F. Laws:
I am for —
A continuation of the Roosevelt
The revision or removal, as the
case may demand, of the tariff on
all trust manufactured goods.
A proper guarantee to depositors
in banks.
The postal savings banK.
The conservation of our natural
A liberal appropriation for tho
opening of the Columbia river.
The exclusion of oriental labor.
The direct primary.
Three brutes are to be arraigned
before Judge Huneke within the
next few days on a charge of de
bauching young girls. A few days
ago Goldie Hinckley, age 13, and
t'na Koss, age 14. disappeared
from their homes.
Deputy sheriffs yesterday found
them In a tent at Liberty lake with
John W. Kneppcr, age 31, a bicycle
repairer, and W, A rente*, age 20,
an employe of Hosier and Knepper.
At first the men denied their rela
tion! with the girls, hut finally ad
mitted It.
Late last nigh' Deputy MaePugh
went to the lake again and arrest
ed (:. C. I vers, age IS. a boatman.
He is not accused of debauching
tlie girls, but with giving them
liquor and keening them out in a
launch all one night while they
were sought for by the officers. He
confesses. All three are locked up
In the county jail
During the p'ist few months ful
ly a score of men have gotten into
t'-ouble for debauching girls. This
crime is Increasing at an larming
V. g, Harmon & Co. furniture
dealers, tontgtn will ask the city
council tut 1373 damages, alleged
j The game warden expense has
Increased from 1849.64 to $1237.87.
County Physician Morrison has
added more than $1000 to the ex
penses of his department, the in
crease being from $4482.90 to
$5443.13. A material increase is
noted in Coroner Witters depart
ment—from $1842.95 to $2180.90.
The same number of county com
missioners have added more than
$2000 to their own department—a
difference between $8589.35 in 1907
to $10,906.33 this year.
The expenses of the justices of
the peace has increased from $10,-
-112.88 to $14,261.06, accountable by
the addition of an extra Justice and
consequential expenses.
General expenses of the court
house have been almost doubled
but there seems to be no reason
for It on casual observance. Tho
increase is from $21,857.37 to $51,-
The county hospital expense has
increased about $8000 explained by
the addition of a pumping plant
and new buildings. Last year it
was $19,565.58; this year, $26,-
General stationery supplies have
about doubled as have also the ad
vertising expenses. These, how
ever, are accountable to additional
business demanded during the past
The only material decrease is in
the fruit inspection department.
In 1907 tae expenses were $1115.81;
this year, $468.07.
The grand total of county ex
pense last year was $407,767.35.
This year It is $549,186.44. The in
crease is $141,319 09.
The Initiative and referendum.
A square deal for all.
Senator Rosenhaupt has started
on a trip through Ferry, Stevens
and Okanogan counties and his
campaign is formally launched
with the opening of headquarters
in 306 Fraternal building. From
these headquarters 30.000 circulars
and 15,000 postals will be mailed
this week In the interests of Sen.
Rosenhaupt's candidacy. Manager
I-aws has three assistants.
to have been caused to their ware
house. Railroad and Adams, by the
bursting of a water main last
August. At that time the bill was
sent to the board of works which
did not see fit to send it to the
SAN JOSE, Cal., July l/.—Leon
Frost, age 12, who Is in jail for
burglary after an attempt to kill
himself, will probably be sentenced
to the reform school. When he
was taken to the sheriff's office
he made an attempt to shoot him
self. The only thing that saved
his life was his delay in shoving
cartridges Into the pistol. The
sheriff took the weapon away, put
the boy over his knee and gavg
him a good spanking.
The city is to be asked to estab
lish a nubile square in Chamber*
tin's addition in an ordinance
which will be submitted to tho
council tonight. The site will take
in al) ot blocks l(i and 17, and L'.U
and 33. The cost and expense ot
the improvement is to be itusesseil
against the property directly bene
fited. The ordinance has no father
as yet, but before It Is introduced
the park commission, which haa
asked for its passage, will secure
some councUmau to sec It through.

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