Mrs. Julia Levenberry, proprietress of the Royal Rooming House on East Main Street, was severely beaten by a burglar she caught in the act of robbing the rooms at the Royal yesterday night. The man escaped carrying with him a sack of green onions. Only a meager description of the man was given.
Mrs. Levenberry states that she was uptown yesterday evening shopping, purchasing among other things a small sack of onions. She returned to the Royal and on entering surprised a man leaving one of the rooms. In reply to a query as to his business there the man grabbed her with the demand:
"Give me your money!"
Mrs. Levenberry began to scream, the man attacking her. She was beaten about the head and body. Suddenly the man grabbed the sack of onions from the pocket of her coat and ran.
The police were summoned and are now looking for a man with an onion breath.
F.W. Harris of Rogue River, who recently went into voluntary bankruptcy, was arrested yesterday afternoon charged with an attempt to defraud his creditors by caching a large quantity of goods from his store. He is said to have buried the stock before petitioning for bankruptcy papers.
Sheriff Singler made the arrest. Harris will be turned over to the federal authorities. He is well-known in this city.
Hovering between life and death John U. Willeke, a mining man, who resides at 618 East Main Street, lies at the Sacred Heart Hospital today suffering from a concussion of the brain sustained when an automobile he was driving skidded at the corner of Main and Genessee yesterday afternoon, plunging into the curb and an electric light pole.
Mr. Willeke was only running at a fair rate of speed when the accident occurred, the wet pavement being responsible for the trouble. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated. He has an even chance to live according to reports today.
The auto was badly damaged.