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'r-JSft' :TH5 DAILY JOURNAL, 8ALBM, 6WMH, MONDAY, PECEMOEn 7, 1600.
"OUR - ' ATTEMPT TO POM Tl GUABDS The Midnight Lunch Loaded With Poison Second Attempt at the Penitentiary Lanch Was Pre pared by Trestles, a Rigid Investigation Is Being Made Ono of tho most fiendish attempts At murder and prison delivery ever .made In tho history of tho Pacific coast, putting into tho shade, for fiend Jshncss, even tho daring outbreak of Tracy, is reported from tho Oregon jjonlteotlary a few nights ago, details of which haro Just boon ascertained ly a representative of Tho Journal. It waa an attempt to poison tho two nlghtwatcbmen employed on tho in taldo of tho prison yard and buildings, sand tho fiends responsible for tho crimes catuo near succeeding. Taylor bmltU ana v7. If. Fisher are ttho night guards In the prison, and it Is tholr custom to cat a lunch about midnight. They aro sorved with tholr provisions from tho officers' kitchen, -outsldo of tho prison, and tho food Is nropared by trusty prisoners. On Sun lay night, November 29th, their lunch 'was, as usual, handed in to the guards, and some time during tho night or oarly Monday morning it -was consumed. Among other things -sliced ham had been placed In the lunch for tho mon, both of them being Tory fond of cold ham. Mr, Smith, not fooling as well as usual that night, only tasted a small quantity of the ham, but Mr. Fisher atxr a generous sllco of It. Doth men soon noticed that tholr tongues woro becoming raw, and especially was Fisher thrown into pain, that at onco gavo his quick wlttod companion Uio idea that In corao form an attempt at an outbreak was boing plnnnod, and ho hastily gavo an alarm, and- ovcry precaution was takon against any Interference with tho prison or tho prisoners, from within or without. In conscquonco of this prompt action nothing was at - tompted, nor could anything bo found at that tlmo that would directly Impli cate any prisoners In an attempted delivery. Meanwhile the poisoned guards placed under the physician's care, and It was found that Fisher's mouth was badly burned, and that In eating tho cold ham ho had swallowed a goodly portion of somo corrosive poison. An tidotcs, promptly applied, soon placed the man out of danger. Mr. Smith, the other guard, also complained, and his mouth was badly burned, although ho had swallowed but llttlo of tho poi soned meat, as ho had taken but a small piece of tho ham that was treated with the dose. Tho finger of suspicion points to some of tho trusties employed In the kitchen whore the food was proparod, and It was the evident Intontion of tho fionds rosponslblo for the foul crlmo to poison tho guards so as to gain tlmo for a prison tlolivory, and,' had the plan worked, had the guards oaton their lunch at tho usual time midnight Instead of an hour or two ilator, and had the poison worked, ns It was ovldontly intended that it I should, both guards would havo been 'dead In a short time, and tho prison ers responsible for tho crlmo would haro had the greater portion of the night in which to work to secure, tholr freedom. An Investigation of tho affair is now undor way, and nothing will bo loft undone to unearth tho guilty parties, na this is tho second nttempt within tho year to poison tho night guards, and this came near proving success ful, that tho slornost measures will bo employed to prevent a furthor repeti tion of tho attempted murder of the guards, and, when tho culprits aro lo cated, a prosecution will promptly follow, that will end .in the execution of tho men Implicated, under the statute making It a capital crime for any prisoner to assault or attempt to assault any officer or guard of the prison. Tho attempt at tho awful crlmo was kept a close secret, but tho reporter of Tho Journal became aware of thq fact that something out of the ordln ary had occurred at the prison, and bis investigation resulted in the uu covering of the storjv Tho above story was shown to Su perintendent James, and he was very reticent about the matter. Ho stated reluctantly that the incident had oc curred at the prison as stated, but it was uncertain as to where the poison came from. He affected to believe that the poison was concentrated lye, with which tho iron bars of the pris on wore frequently treated, and that possibly, tho night guards, in hand ling the bars, got somo of tho lye on their handb, and thus conveyed it to the meat Unfortunately, he said, no part of the lunch so affected was left, and it was thus impossible to make a chemical examination of the poison. Ho stated that a strict investigation was under way, and tho matter would be probed to tho bottom. Mr. James acknowledged also that this was the second attempt to poison the night guards made within tho year, tho first somo time ago, having corao nearer to success than this last one. MftBHMBMMBB3l8HBBBBBWBSMBBBJW 'VIIW . m EXCITING fflU NICIPALCONTEST (Continued from pago ono.) ground that ho had not paid his poll tax. In placing road supervisors in the seventh ward only, it is presumed that this action was taken under le gal advice to lay the foundation for an election contost, if it does not go to suit). Knew His Rights. Frank Derby offered to vote in tho fourth ward, when Jos. Albert pre pared to challenge. Mr. Derby said: i'hat don't go, gentlemon, I know my tights, and am prepared to swear In my vote." On this Albert quit, and Dorby was allowed to voto without question. Next Man Got Left. - Tho next voter after Frank Derby, who swore in his voto, tried tho swoaring act, but got loft. Tho Citi zens' Judges had recovered from tho shock to their nerves, and drew tha oath, which contained no referenco to poll tax qualifications, and tho man was rejected, although 21 years old, M Ike Manning's .atagalpa Is Absolutely Without An Equal Coffee Get a pound and try it, and if it isn't the finest coffee yo ever had, bring it back. Tli ialem Cotfee I. O. O. F. Temple, Cot St. i and a legal voter under the constltu tton. Rigid Exclusion. In wards one and two many voters woro oxcluded from voting, for not having paid tholr poll tax. Some who wero challenged paid, and moro re fused. A Journal reporter who offered to voto In ward ono was rejected, ho not having paid. In tho fifth ward 103 votes wero polled up to 1:30 p. m, In tho sovonth ward 110 votes wero polled at 1 p. m. In the Third Ward. Ixm Gosnor and Otto Wilson were running neck and neck at 3 p. m., and rigid poll tax exclusion was boing on forced. As at tho other city wards, tho street commissioner was repre sented with a list of voters, who had paid, or an iron-clad oath to be taken that tho voter had paid all taxos and fines, dues and assessments of tho city of Salem. As usual many wore excluded from voting. The Letter Carriers Havo a petition at each polling place, which voters are signing, ask ing that frco mall delivery bo extend ed to tho three new wards of Greater Salem. Utah Coal Strike. Salt Lake, Dec. 7. Charles Dcraol 11, national organlzor of tho United Mine Workers of America, and n number of local labor leaders met with Governor Wells this morning, to present tho miners' side 'of tho Utah coal strike. Demolll claims John Mitchell is coming to Utah noxt week to meet the Utah Fuel Company of ficials, looking to a settlement of the strike. Fire Caused Panic. Chicago, Doc. 7. A flro in a State street lodging house early this morn ing put 40 guosts in a panic. Ottc Dross was seriously burned and John Darnes had both legs broken by Jumping from tho second story. None others woro seriously hurt, although several were overcome by smoke; the damage was small. Will Wear Their Buttons. Chicago, Dec. 7. The street rail way officials have weakened and failed to enforce tho ordor prohibiting em ployes wearing union buttons. The union officials say any attempt to en foro it will precipitate another strike. They have instructed the men to con tinue wearing the buttons. Restaurant Keepers Fight. San Francisco, Dec. 7. Twentj eight of tho 70 restaurants holdltj momucrshlp in tho restaurant k erV association aro today closed. Tt association is actively canvassing tit othor 300 restaurants, with a views' having them Join In tho open slim fight. Thoro Is no question of how of wages involved, nnd at present tl public Is not Inconvenienced. The sociatlon has so far received but Ilk tie encourngomont In tho way of ob- talnlng non-union help. Up for Ratification. Washington, Dec. 7. Tho Presi dent sent to tho sonato today tho trea ty for tho canal, signed with tho re public of Panama. On Charge of Perjury. Paris, Doc. 7. Massao and M anno, tho two men arrested last Jul) charged with perjury in tho Fair wia case, havo addressed, through their lawyers, a statomont to tho trlbucU repeating their original evidence, bat trying to cover themselves by cl&ln Ing technically not to bo prosecutable cvon If perjury woro proved by tht Amorlcan court now Bitting here, Tho perjury arose from tho men's tes timony that they woro present when Mr. and Mra. Fair wero killed. O.A.JSTOSLaL.iSL. DMtU ,U Kind Yw Raw witfl JTXjnL JLJL wtm,m efr94H-l Dr. Wright took my tooth . . out absolutely painlessly, and I cannot say too much J In praise of the work. 1 1 Very respecfully, J MR. B. KAYS, ! ! Salem Oregon. J J UIVIWIVIVIWI ipiyiiy IUIIVIWII aictKHttitaoiotK It is a pleasure for me to recommend Dr. Wright's method of Painless Dentist- ty. I had two bridges plac- ! i ed In my mouth, all of which J J was performed without the ' " slightest Inconvenience or pain to me. ! . MR. C. E. KESTER, J Salem, Or. tt9f9-ftef t flf ! If frMhHM-lBratfltnt-HH- I had nine very bad teeth T extracted by Dr. Wright's Painless Method and It is with great pleasure that I recommend him to any one In need of his services, MR. JAMES HERON, Commercial St., Salem, Or Salem, Oregon. Of f ffQf -H-f-r0 I EWE OfflS ' lIQUIl(HlllttJl I had two bridges placed . . In my mouth and a tooth J J extracted by Dr. Wright i ! and can say that It is the ! only dental work I have J ever had done that did not ' torture me beyond endur X ance. . . MISS NETTIE KLAMPE, J Salem Oregon. frHHHM 991919 If IOI 0 191 Didn't Htftt A Bit' M9 19 lot 9 89 10191 019191 919l9lQ-IOiOIO-l-99fr999t9 0IOI0I0IOIO1010IO10I9I04 X 3 It Is a pleasure for me to reccommend Dr. Wright's painless method of extract ion. Had a very badly de- a cayea loom extracted ana 2 say that it positively did not hurt me. MWWWIKIMWj; To Whom It May Cencern: Adverse to general opln- ', Ion In regards to pain In T dental operations, I can tru- . . ly say that I had two gold ! crowns put on by Dr. Wright j wltout any pain. t X MR. R. C. SHEPARD, J Salem, Oregon. j J OOO-MM-OtOl 0 19 9 t9-fO9- i I ! FELIX MUSEY, Salem, Oregon. X I had two gold fillings put In my teeth by Dr. Wright 9 which did not hurt me the 1 least bit .. .. .. .. MISS E. BLUNDELL, Salem, Oregon. g wff imi o mof ioiHfrtOot, t I had today 11 teeth ex tracted by Dr. Wright's Method of Painless extract ing and can truly say It Is the best way I have ever experienced. MRS. W. P. MILES, Stayton, Oregon. EhHM-j&tstseiettHeets oosotoiio4OT9inBi9onH9p9toioioiaioioi9- 9 Hoi99l94-glH9lCH9l9l9l' I Always having dreaded X to have teeth pulled, I call, ed at Dr. Wright's office and had two extracted, apd it didn't hurt a bit MRS. ETHEL ZWICKER Salem, Oregon. Of 10l9l010ie-t-00491910tOIOOtOIOIH-f 0-l-O4-i0i 6 994994 OflOIOf 900frH0frH I have just had eighteen teeth extracted Wright's painless by Dr. 2 method, v. o I had two of my teeth filled at Dr. Wright' and AO the work was both satis factory and painless. MISS M. LUCAS, Salem. Oregon. Dr. Wright's Method of painless dentistry Is cer tainly a blessing. I had several teeth filled, the nerve kilted and a crown put on one tooth and must admit that it did not hurt me at all. MISS A. KLAMPE, Salem, Oregon. .9 -0499999 aiJI CM Off 19194019949 $ Had a tooth extracted at 2 Dr. Wright's Dental Office 2 and can truthfully say that I did not fee) a particle of pain. RITHA yOLF, Salem, Oregon. 'X and I shall always praise. and recommend him for hia quick and painless method, and for his kind treatment ' MRS. C. W. STUMP, ?aictllt wiwyiM a 4a&O4-go4-0i cHN 444804l i ? l feel that Dr. Wright's ;; Method of extracting teeth jj 9 . . . . A 1.11. a. is a great messing iu u J manlty. I had an ulcerated , tooth extracted witnout an ;, pain. 1 1 P. H. RAYMOND, i Assistant Postmaster, j Salem, Oregon. (i HKMPI9t !lfrf H Ii99ia9 9 19lfr9HHBHHf Of-t-Oe-f 4-90frHia QM HhM--frHt-fr--fft Oat Terms Ate Strictly Cash That is Why We Can Do Work Cheaper. Telephone Main 259 1 llotStS Week Days 8 p.m. to 5 p.m. 7 p.m. to a p.m. aaw&9 Sundays JO a.m. to J2 m. DR. B. E. WRIGHT'S DENTAL OFFICE Stoeatoff Building Corner Liberty and Coort.