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THE MINING 'OREGQNIAN, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1903.
But Heavy Rains Retard
FARMERS NOW -SEEDING
Fail Grain Has Met With Lit
FRUIT TREES ARE THRIVING
Little Farming In November on Ac
count of Drenching Downpour
Pasturage Is Good and Cat
tle In Fine Condition.
Crop reports throughout the state dur
ing the past two -weeks are exceedingly
favorable as compared with reports of a
corresponding period In 1502. The Fall
grain Is doing well throughout the state,
although no plowing or seeding was done
during the first three weeks of November,
owing to the heavy rains. During the past
ten days the farmers have all been busy
with the plow, and some seeding is being
done. Fruit trees are In good condition
generally, although the high winds have
done some damage In several counties.
Pasturage Is generally good and little
grain Is being fed, but cattle are In prime
condition. Along the Columbia River the
pasture Is good when not covered with
snow. Conditions are much the same
throughout the state, heavy rainfall and
high winds being reported in Eastern as
well as Western Oregon.
The rainfall has been the heaviest along
the coast and In the Willamette Valley.
In Columbia County early grain is doing
well. The early part of the month was
too wet for plowing, but some plowing
and seeding has been done the past two
weeks. Fruit trees are in splendid condi
tion. Potatoes are somewhat affected by
the blight, and thpre is a shortage of hay.
Clatsop has experienced cold weather,
with heavy southeast gales and much rain.
No farming was done In the early part of
the month. Early grain and stock are
doing well, although pasturage Is short.
Wind has done slight damage to fruit
trees in some places. The creamery out
put is good.
Too much rain is the complaint from
Tillamook. Crops planted early are doing
well. Clover Is more than a foot high in
several localities. Cabbage, carrots, beets
and celery are making a great growth.
Some surface sowing of grass is being
done. All stock is doing well, and very
little feeding is being done. High winds
have damaged some of the fruit trees.
In Lincoln County pasturage is better
than for several years, and fruit trees are
doing well. Little or no frost Is reported.
The weather has been favordble for plow
ing and seeding in some places, and stock
Is doing well.
Coos County has experienced weather
decidedly unfavorable to Fall wheat, also
to plowing and seeding, owing principally
to excessive rains. New-sown grass seed
is up and looks well; pasture is fair and
stock Is in excellent condition. Some small
hail has fallen, but no damage is re
ported. Curry County reports warm rains and
crops growing as though it were Spring.
Except in the overcrowded ranges, the
stock is doing nelL "Very little Fall grain
has been planted, but what has been is
doing well. Fruit trees are, as usual in
that county, in fine condition.
.In Multnomah County, in the Willam
ette district, pasturage has been especially
good. Fall wheat Is growing well, and
there has been no very cold weather.
Heavy rains retarded plowing and seeding
during the early part of the month, but
the ground is now in godu" condition.
Stock is still doing well, with no hay
being fed. Fruit trees are doing well.
In Washington County the past month
has been wet and cold, with the exception
of last week. Fall wheat is doing well.
Stock Is In good condition. Little plowing
has been done.
Yamhill County Wheat on Summer fal
low is doing well, as is also Fall plowing.
The past month has been too wet for
plowing. Stock is looking well and plenty
of feed has been stored for Winter use.
In the vicinity of Willamlna a large num
ber of turkeys have died. Fruit trees aro
Feeding has been resorted to In Clack
amas County. Owing to heavy and con
tinuous rains little plowing and seeding
has been done. In some places grass Is
good, and for several weeks feeding will
;not be necessary.
Polk County The past month has been
unfavorable for sowing grain. Some plow
ing has been dona on high rolling ground.
Fall and Winter-sown grain is looking
well, also clover and vetch. Pasturage is
good and stock is in good condition. The
windstorm of- the night of November 10
did considerable damage to fruit trees;
otherwise they are In good condition.
Marion County Early in the month high
winds, rain and snow kept all Fall crops
at a standstill, as well as plowing and
seeding. The latter part of the month
the weather has been favorable. Grazing
is becoming short, but cattle are doing
well. Weather is favorable to all kinds of
Fall seeding. Wheat, cheat and rye all
look well. Fruit trees In some localities
are holding foliage later than usual.
Linn County Little plowing has been
done on account of rain. Fall-sown wheat,
cheat and vetch look well. Pasturage is
getting poor but stock looks well. Snow
and Spring weather has been experienced
at regular Intervals, and potato digging
has been retarded.
Lane County Heavy rains have fallen
the past month. Hay is being fed cattle.
Snow and frost have retarded the growth
of grain. Apples that would have brought
the highest market price if they could
have been marketed are rotting on the
grpund. Pasturage is very short Stock
looks well, as does Fall grain. Little or
no farming has been done the past month.
The Southern Oregon weather and crop
report is similar to that of the Willam
ette Valley, the rainfall being somewhat
lighter and some Spring weather being
experienced. Fall wheat and all other
Fall seeding Is doing well. Pasturage is
short in places, but stock is In 41rst-class
condition. Fruit trees are in good condi
tion, and some plowing and seeding has
Douglas County has experienced heavy
rains nearly all month, and very little
plowing ana seeaing nas been done. Pas- i
turage, however, is exceedingly good, and
stock is consequently in fine condition. '
During the early and rainier part of the !
month some stock was fed. Early grain
is doing well, and fruit trees are in good '
Jackson County Early grain Is doing
well. Cold, and stormy weather through
out the month has retarded plowing and
seeding. One report says the rainfall has
been more than seven inches for the
month, and rain has made the ground ex- '
trexnely soft. Pasturage Is good and
stock looks fine. Some snow has fallen
in the vicinity of Gold Hill. Stock In the
vicinity of Beagle Is reported ihlru Pota
toes and 'onions have had good crops and
apples have all been marketed.
Josephipe County Ground was too dry
for plowing up to November 10, and since
that time it has rained continually. Grass
is growing nicely and stock looks welL
No cold weather has been experienced.
Much grubbing is being done in order to
sow alfalfa and clover in the Spring.
11 kinds of weather has been experi
enced along the Columbia. Wasco County
has bad cold, wet weather. Pasturage is
fine, though covered part of the time with
snow. Rain or snow has fallen almost
every day in the month. Wheat is in
good condition. Snow has broken a large
number of fruit trees in Borne localities.
Little feed has been stored, and a heavy
Winter will entail great loss to the
Sherman County A very small percent
age of the wheat has been sown this FalL
Pasturage is good, consequently stock Is
In fine condition.
Gilliam County The month has been fa
vorable for Fall seeding, although there
has been more snow and greater rainfall
Morrow County The grain acreage is
large and is late in coming up. The rain
fall has been heavy. Hay land grain are
scarce and pasturage has been worn out.
Umatilla County Until November 23 the
weather has been very unfavorable for
plowing, more than eight Inches of snow
covering the ground the greater part of
the time. The, latter part of the month
has been favorable for seeding and plow
ing, and grass and grain are growing nice
ly. Fruit trees are in good condition.
Sheep range is good; stock in good con
The plateau district has had all kinds
of weather from 15 inches of snow to reg
ular Spring sunshine. Union County's re- I
port states that the weather has been all
that could be desired. Fall grain is in
fine condition. Rain and sunshine have
benefited crops generally. A large acre
age has been seeded, and in some places
the farmers are still seeding. The range
is good, and stock Is in good condition.
Sugar beets have all been saved and
fruit trees arc in good condition.
Baker County The rainfall has been
2.42 inches, since the first of the month.
Most of the Fall wheat has been sown,
although this month has been too rainy
for any kind of farm work. Ground is in
good condition for newly sown grain.
Pasture is good, and stock is in good con
ition. Fruit trees are doing well. On No
vember 5 four Inches of snow fell and
on November llythe depth was increased
to 15 inches. Rain has since lowered the
snow to a depth of six Inches. No grain
has been sown, but considerable hayseed
has been planted.
Wheeler County Stormy weather has
checked farming this month. Seven inches
of snow fell during a regular blizzard,
but a rain storm later melted it off. It is
too wet for seeding, but stock is doing
well, owing to good pasturage. Hay is
Malheur Counts' The month has been
unusually soft and open. Grass is fine in
the hills. It has been too wet for plow
ing and little Fall wheat has been sown,
but that sown looks well. Fruit trees are
all right and are in full bud. Pasture has
been good, but is mostly eaten off, and
feeding will soon have to be resorted to.
Stock is In good condition.
Klamath County No Fall wheat has
been sown. Heavy rains and some snow
have checked plowing. Grass is growing
nicely. All kinds of livestock are look
ing well, but some stockmen are already
MAY COME TO PORTLAm
Alaska Company May Open Head
R. Ouffroy, a well-known promoter of
the Alaska Transportation & Coal Com
pany, arrived in Portland yesterday. Mr.
Ouffroy's company owns ex'tenslve coal
properties on the Alaskan Coast between
Henerdon and Portage Bays. A grant
has been secured from the Government
for right of way and terminals for a
road connecting Mine Harbor on the for
mer bay with Portage Bay. The com
pany's mine lies one and one-half miles
back from Mine Harbor and the road has
been graded for that distance. The en
tire proposed line will be 16 miles in
length and will tap extensive coal de
posits. The present plan Is to equip only
that portion of the road from Mine Har
bor to the company's workings.
With this end in view, Mr. Ouffroy has
bought, the famous Alaskan liner Jeanie,
and will operate her In connection with
the spur of railroad in carrying the out
put of the mine. The Jeanie is one of
the stanchest vessels which ever plied
in Alaskan waters. She Is 246 feet in
length, 38 feet beam and has a draught
of 18 feet. She ha3 a carrying capacity
of about 1300 tons and accommodations
for 60 first-class passengers. Originally
she was a whaler, having been built at
Bath, Me., but was remodeled and
brought to North Pacific waters at the
time of the gold discoveries. She has
broken all records for early passages
between Puget Sound and Nome and Is
a favorite with Alaska traders.
The Jeanie sailed from Seattle on Wed
nesday with material, machinery and la
borers for building the road and operat
ing: the mine.
Work will be pushed during the Winter
and it is expected to open the first mile
and a half of road by the first of May
next. Meanwhile the mine will be
worked and Mr. Ouffroy expects to have
10.000 tons of coal ready for shipment
when the line is completed.
.The Henerdon Bay coal is said to be
equal to the best bituminous and con
tracts have already been made for 40,000
tons of it for next year. It is for the
purpose of fulfilling these contracts that
the Jeanie has been acquired. She will
be used for carrying the output of the
mine and general freight and passenger
Most of the coal already contracted
goes to Nome and St. Michael, but it Is
in demand all along the coast and can
be brought to the States on a basis of
competition with other commercial coal.
The Jeanie will also do a large business
In bringing down the output of the
canneries, notably those on Bristol Bay.
From just what port she will ply In T'the
States" has not been decided, but it is
understood that Portland is being con
sidered. The occasion of Mr. Onffroys present
visit here is to arouse interest in the
Henerdon Bay among local commercial
enterprises. Among some of the leading
business men in the city it is believed
that, should proper efforts be made, this
city could Becure the headquarters of the
company, in which case the Jeanie would
clear from here Instead of the Sound
Mr. Onffroy is also general manager of
the Alaskan Peninsular Packing Com
pany, which corporation he organized
about a year ago. He stated last night
that the total output of the Bristol Bay
canneries for 1903 would amount to 1,700,
000 cases of salmon, the largest In the
history of Alaska salmon fishing.
Dr. Austin Flint, of New York, in his
chapter on "Physiological Gastronomy,"
in his "Essays and Articles on Physiology
and Medicine," just published, has this
to say about coffee:
Looking at the coffee question as It
affects individuals, and excluding those
few who are constitutionally opposed to
coffee, the usual effect Is as follows: By
Its gentle stimulant influence it excites
the brain to healthful and cheerful work
and provides against subsequent exhaus
tion. It enable? sedentary persons to
eat more moderately and to digest Ihelr
food better. It nrepares for unusual
mental or physical strain. It more surely
than anything oise removes, almost
magically, the exnaustlon which follows
extraoruinary labor or any kind. Allow
ing for idiosyncrasies, coffee, taken In
moderation, has no bad effects, either
immeaiato or remote.
MAKE DATE TO EAT
Board of Trade Holds Its
WILL -GIVE BANQUET SOON
Officers for Coming Year Are Elected
and Secretary Makes Report of
Work -Done and In Store
for the Organization.
The Portland Board of Trade rill start
on its career of 1904 with a new set of
officers elected yesterday afternoon at
the annual meeting held at the Chamber
of Commerce. The only other business
transacted at the meeting was the nam
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I. B. Hammond, elected President
Board of Trade.
ing of the date for the annual banquet,
which Is to be held at the Hotel Port
land January 5. The following officers
were unanimously elected:
President, I. B. Hammond.
First vice president, C. M. Idleman.
Second vice president, Guy Willis.
Treasurer, B. Lee Paget.
Trustees, Seneca Smith, L. J. Shell, T.
B. Potter, P. W. Custer, G. W. Allen,
G. W. Morrow, B. S. Pague, Paul do
Hass, J. Harvey O'Bryan.
The annual report was read by Secre
tary Shlllock and It combined. In a meas
ure, a treasurer's statement. The
finances of the organization have been
In bad shape, but during the past year
most of the outstanding debts have been
paid. Only a few bills remain unpaid,
and when all of the dues have been paid
by the 55 delinquent members, considered
good by the secretary, the Board will
be out of debt. Only a few of the mem
bers were present at the meeting and
the only bit of flurry that was occasioned
was brought about by Thomas Gulnean,
who thought he scented a job when the
nomination committee presented the list
of officers that were elected. Mr. Gulnean
managed to get well along In what had
all the ear marks of a scorching denun
ciation of the method adopted by the
Board of electing offlcers.
"It strikes me that this course is stupid
and silly," he said, his voice just get
ting on to a high key of surprised In
dignation, "and I for one"
Just here the wind was taken out of Mr.
Guinean's oratorical effort by President
jjeach when he calmly Informed Guln
ean that he was not a member of the
Board. Mr. Gulnean was very much
Secretary Shlllock informed the meet
ing that Mr. Guinean's resignaikm had,
taken place some months ago aiid that
his request for reinstatement had not
been acted upon and therefore he had
no voice In the proceedings. Mr. Gulnean
made a feeble protest and as the chances
of his being able to deliver his nomina
tion speech seemed about done, C. M.
Idleman came to his rescue with a mo
tion to the effect that the rule be sus
pended In Mr. Guinean's case and that
he be elected a member in good standing
without waiting for a report from the
committee on membership to report. In
order to do this all business was tem
porarily suspended until Gulnean again
became a member of the Board.
When this was done, Mr. Gulnean rose
and picked up his speech where It had
been broken off and nominated B. Lee
Paget for president. Mr. Paget thanked
Colonel Tom Gin can bobbed Tip at the
meeting for the first time in eight months.
Ouinenn. hut ripr1!nirt nnrt Inclsts U
he would accept no other office but the
one selected for him by the committee.
When the matter of the banquet came
' up Mr. Gulnean again lifted his voice
In protest He would have no banquet
until the organization nad done some
Secretary Shillock's report follows in
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300. All of the old obligations hae been wiped
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collection of delinquent dues, the board faces
the New Tear with practically a clean slate.
All this has been made possible through the
loyal support and energetic co-operation of Its
devoted members. During the year Juat ended
1604 pieces of literature ha-e Wea sent to
individual inquirers, packages were sent in
bulk for distribution to over 20 different cities
and over 800 letters were written. Almost
every National convention held d urine the past
year has been supplied with printed matter
by the Board of Trade. In this way from 20.000
to 25.000 pieces of literature have been dis
tributed In convention halls.
The Board of Trade has been an actire sup
porter of every transportation project that has
been launched for the development of the state
and the extension of Portland's commerce and
This organization took the Initiative in at
tracting attention to the transportation needs
of Central Oregon, and secured the appoint
ment of a Joint committee, that presented tbo
situation to, -Ur. E. H. Harriman. with thu
view of either securing an extension of the O
lumbia Southern Hallway or the buildlpg of a
new line into Central Oregon by the O. R. &
N. Company. This effort, while it has not yet
borne fruit, promises results.
This board has also actively participated in
the effort to gTve Eastern Oregon transporta
tion relief through the buildings of a portage
road between The Dalles and Celllo. It me
morialized the Oregon Slato Legislature, urg
ing the passage of the portage railway ap
propriation bill, supplementing this effort by
committee work and telegrams to the members
of the Multnomah delegation. Later it ex
posed the source of the opposition to the pert
age railway act, frustrating the attempt to de
feat the will of the people of this state by In
voking the referendum. Resolutions requesting
the citizens of Oregon to withhold their sig
natures from the referendum petitions In cir
culation were sent broadcast throughout the
state and the efforts of ,the Interests seeking
to defeat the portage road were brought to
Other transportation enterprises that have re
ceived the active support of the board are a
line of steamers Into Tillamook and Nehalem,
the Portland-Nehalem and Tillamook Railroad,
and the project of Captain Richard Chllcott for
the establishment of a line of steamers, be
tween this port and Valdes, Alaska, and the
building of & railroad from Valdes to Eagle
The' time has arrived for the appearance of
a booklet on Portland and another on the
state of Oregon. There Is at the present time
absolutely no booklet on Portland suitable for
exploitation work in existence, the only mat
ter in the line available being the somewhat
expenslte souenlr pictorial publications to be
found In book stores and newsstands. A suit
able booklet on Portland Is one of the urgent
needs of this city today, while an up-to-date
booklet on Oregon would meet an equally urg
ent need of the state. These needs it Is
hoped by the board to, supply during the com
ing J ear.
It appears that amalgamation of the com
mercial organizations ot Portland at this time
is not feasible. Such being the case, there
should be closer co-operation between the vari
ous bodies in existence, especially In all mat
ters of common Interest.
If a suggestion be not Impertinent, there
Secretary Max Shlllock read bis first an
ought also to be established as an adjunct to
the board an anti-knockers' league, whose duty
it should be to throttle every attempt or
semblance of an attempt, whether malicious
'or Innocent, to injure the fair name ot this
city and state by word of mouth, pen or em
blem. "While we are all proud of the "Webfoot
State, there are rainy.day emblems passing as
souvenirs. In evidence In the shop windows of
Portland, that are a libel upon Oregon's cli
mate, and their use should be discouraged If
not prohibited, by reason of the misleading Im
pressions they give strangers.
If there Is any criticism to be made upon
Portland, it is that her citizens are not awake
to her opportunities. There Is also too much
of -a spirit of indifference, folding of hands
and a disposition to let well enough alone.
There Is much work for tho Portland Board
of Trade to do. Its platform is broad enough
for any citizen to stand on, and all "having
the best Interests of the city at heart can
safely march under Its banners and take a
hand In Its work. The time was never more
propitious for united effort than it Is today,
and if the Board ot Trade Is given the sup
port that the Importance of Its work merits,
a greater, more beautiful, and more widely
known Portland will be the result.
PAUTffEKS BEIN& "UNIONIZED.
Texas Organization Is Spreading
FORT WORTH, Texas, Dec. 3. The
farmers of Texas are being unionized at
a rapid rate. There are today 3000 unions
in Texas, with a total membership of
40,000 or more, and the organization is
spreading like wildfire. It began at
Emory, Raines County, about 10 months
ago, under the name of the Farmers'
Educational and Co-operative Union of
America, and is now established in near
ly every populous county in Texas. About
the middle of February next a meeting
will be held for completing a state organi
zation and it is believed the movement
will spread to other, states, as tho Farm
ers Alliance, which organized In Kansas,
did a few years ago.
The purpose of the union Is to buy and
sell in bulk, to educate along agricultural
lines and to eschew politics, but never
theless to discuss political economy.
Grafting of Ear a Success.
NEW YORK, Dec 3. The Western
mineowner who procured, through the me
dium of $5000, a new ear, which was
grafted upon his head after being cut
from another man's head, has returned
from the private hospital in Philadelphia,
where the operation was conducted by a
New York surgeon. Circulation has been
established In the foreign flesh and appar
ently the operation" was a success. The
man who sold his ear has returned to his
home near Pittsburg, where he has a wife
Oregon Kidney Tea eliminated all Impur
ities. It ,13 & perfect Spring medicine.
SHEEP' KING ANGRY
Thirty Witnesses Say His
Character Is Bad.
THE DEFENSE HAS ITS INNING
Trial of AsaB. Thomson, Accused of
Soliciting Bribe, Draws to Close-
The Final Arguments Will
Begin This Morning.
Oh. wotTsome power the gittle gie us.
Tae see ourselves as lthers see us.
If Robert Burns could have been in
Charles Cunningham's shoes yesterday,
the desire expressed in his poetic lamen
tation would have been more than satis
fied. Mr. Cunningham probably didn't
have the desire that filled the heart of the
poet, but regardless of this he had the
opportunity to see himself as at least 30
of his fellowmen see him. And the pic
ture drawn by them was not character
ized by any element of artistic Ideals.
The greater portion of the day was used
by the defense In bringing out the alleged
bad character of the "sheep king." Forty
witnesses had been subpenaed for that
purpose and 2S of them were placed upon
the stand. If their testimony is true Mr.
Cunningham's reputation among tho peo
ple of his county for truth, veracity and
honesty. Is shady, to say the least Each
one swore that Cunningham's relations
with the truth were very strained.
The prosecution's principal witness In
the case against Asa B. Thomson, listened
to this fire of adverse criticism until he
could stand It no more. With anger Hash
ing from his gray eyes he interrupted the
court to denounce one witness as a scoun
drel. He would probably have said more,
but the court warned him to keep silence
under penalty of a fine for contempt He
was forced to sit In silence and listen to
the remainder of the array of criticism.
The prosecution endeavored to meet this
evidence by that of a number of wit
nesses who testified to the good character
of the sheeprdan. One of these surprlseu
the prosecution by admitting that he could
not say that Mr. Cunningham's reputation .
was the best,
The evidence In the case was completed
late In the afternoon and the argument
will commence this morning. It is ex
pected that a verdict will be rendered by
the Jury before tonight.
The case opened yesterday morning with
T. C. Taylor on tho stand. He testified
that he saw Thomson get off the train In
Pendleton on the Sunday evening follow
ing the Heppner flood. R. Alexander testi
fied to the same facts.
Was Drunk When Interviewed.
W. C. E. Prultt, a reporter on the Pen
dleton Tribune, testified that he had in
terviewed Cunnlnghom a short time ago.
"He told me," said Prultt, "that the pros
ecution of Mr. Thomson was simply a
political game. He said that he was
tired of the whole thing and wished he
was out of it." The witness said that
Cunningham was drunk when he gave the
Colonel J. H. Raley said that he did not
see Thomson on Sunday, June 21, and was
not talking to him on the street, as was
testified by those who claimed that Thom
son had asked for a bribe.
Thomas McNutt, special agent for the
Land Office, testified that the claim proofs
were suspended at his Instance. He had
heard the officials talking of the proofs,
but had not examined them particularly.
He stated that as soon as this case is fin
ished he will begin an Investigation of tho
fraudulent methods of obtaining land, as
disclosed by the evidence in this case.
Edward Robinson, clerk in the La
Grande Land Office, identified tb sus
pended claims. He explained that the sus
pension was because oi miA oi v,i.. of
sufficient residence on the property. Mr.
Robinson testified that notices of the sus
pensions were mailed by registered letter
to the addresses of the claimants, as
shown In the proof papers. But it was
shown that the letters were never received
by the persons at the place they swore
was their postoffice address. The letters
had to be sent to Pendleton before they
were delivered to the addresses.
Thomson Takes the Stand.
Asa B. Thomson then took the stand
and told his story of the affair. He Iden
tified the proof papers In question and
stated that they had been suspended be
cause of lack of proof of residence on the
claims. "I first learned that Cunning
ham had an interest in these claims
through a conversation with him in Swer
ingen's saloon. I went to Pendleton on
Sunday morning and Cunningham asked
me to step into the office. Ho said he
wanted to speak to me. I stepped into
the office. Mr. Cunningham called the
bartender and ordered a drink. Then he
said: 'How about those homestead proofs?'
I asked him which ones he meant. He re
plied that there were several. I asked him
if he knew the names of the locators.
He mentioned some of them, and I re
membered tho circumstances. Ha nslrv
we what the boys would havo to do. 1
told hhn that they would have to show
more proof of residence. He urged me
to post the papers through for his sake.
He said he expected to get the property
when the boys proved up on their claims
and that he knew they had been living
on the claims enough to prove up on them.
Then he remembered that ho had helped
to put me in the Land Office, and if I was
going to hold up his claims, that way he
would make me sorry I ever got there. I
told him he could go to h 1. Then I got
up and left.
"The first I heard of the accusation
that I had demanded money on the proofs
was In Pendleton. A friend of mine told
mo he had heard Judge Balleray say to
Judge Hartman that they had affidavits
enough to get me In plenty of trouble."
"In reply to a question Thomson said.
"I never asked any one for money, nor
told any one that money was demanded
by any official in my office to secure the
passage of proofs."
"Did any of these claimants ever come
to you and ask what they should do to
get their claims through?"
"No, they did not I did not have any
conversation with them at all about the
Thomson testified that he passed through
Pendleton on Sunday, June 21, but that he
did not leave the depot He did not see
Judge Raley that day, nor Asa Rayburn.
The latter testified that on this date he
saw Thomson on the street with Mr.
Raley and that Thomson solicited a bribe
at that time.
Thomson stated that Attorney Hall had
promised to notify him when the grand
Jury should take up his case, but that ho
failed tp do it
"I told Mr. Hall that I wanted to mako
a statement before 'the Jury, and he prom
ised to wire me In time for Lae to get
here. Afterward I wired to him and asked
when the case would come up. I didn't
get any answer to the message. Mr. Hall
did not let me know when the case was
up, and I did not know hat my affair
was before the Jury until I heard of the
"Don't you think you should have come
down of your own accord?" asked Mr.
"No. You promised to notify me."
"Do you think I wanted to be unfair
"Well, it seems that you did not keep
your word, at any- rate."
Received No Telephone Message.
The witness denied that he had rnpitvrt
a telephone message from Joe Parks
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asking him to come to Pendleton to see
Cunningham. Mr. Hall introduced an
affidavit made by Thomson, in which he
is quoted as saying that he met Cun
ningham about half way between the
depot and the postoffice,' while on the
way to his hotel.
Thomson said this was a mistake, he
had said that he met Cunningham about
half way between the depot and the post
office, but did not say the meeting oc
curred when he was going to the hotel.
R. J. Slater, State Senator, testified
that the general reputation of Cunning
ham was bad. He also asserted that
Thomson bore a good reputation.
"How do you know his reputation?"
asked Mr. Hall.
"He was nominated for the Legisla
ture and during the campaign nothing
was said against his character."
In reply to questions, Slater said he was
a Democrat and Thomson was a Re
publican. L. B. Reeder, former Speaker -of tho
House of Representatives in the Oregon
Legislature, testified that Cunningham
bore a bad reputation and that Thomson
bore a good one.
Zoeth Houser was testifying that Cun
ningham's reputation was bad, when
Cunningham shouted: "I pay my bills
and that scoundrel don't"
Judge Bellinger rose up and, pointing
his finger at Cunningham, said: "If you
speak again when you are not spoken to,
I will fine you for contempt of court.
I am strongly tempted to do It now."
Mr. Hall asked the witness what he had
heard that militated against Cunning
"He was accused of burning his sheep
and of having his herders drive them on
the railroad track so he could make the
road pay for killing them."
Heard About Him for 20 Years.
William Matlock, George B. Peebles,
H. A. Faxon and John Halley testified
that Cunningham had a bad reputation
and that Thomson bore a good one. Mr.
Faxon said he had been hearing deroga
tory statements about Cunnlngham'3
character for 20 years. William Folsom.
County Recorder, said that Cunningham
bore a bad reputation for truth and ve
racity. He admitted, on cross-examina
tion, that Cunningham had opposed him
in a political election.
J. M. Ferguson said: "His reputation
is very bad."
L. A. Vogle gave testlmouv against
Cunningham's reputation, but admitted
that the "sheep king" had caused his
arrest at one time.
Professor J. F. Nowlin, County Super
intendent of Schools, of Umatilla County,
testified. to Thomson's good reputation.
M. J. Kearney said he didn't remem
ber ever hearing any one say they would
believe Cunningham, but he had heard
many say they would not believe him.
A number of other witnesses testified to
similar statements relative to Cunning
The defense then rested Its case, and
the prosecution Introduced evidence In
Ullssus Rudd testified that Ayers was
not In the barroom while Thomson and
Mr. Cunningham were In the office. He
admitted to the defense, though, that he
thought there was a drop-in customer or
two and he could not say who they were.
A. D. Stlllman, an attorney of Pendle
ton, testified that Cunningham has a
good reputation for truth and voracity.
George Froome, of Pendleton, said that
Cunningham's reputation was good.
R. Alexander, a merchant of Pendle
ton, said: "Some say his reputation is
good, some say it's bad. I wouldn't like
to say It's bad and I don't know that I
can say it's good."
Joseph Basler said: "To the best of
my knowledge his reputation Is good."
A number of other witnesses testified
similarly and the prosecution closed Its
SACAJAWEA A GOOD "AD."
Booklets Telling Her Story Booming
Lewis and Clark Fair.
The little editorial from the Fairfax, S. C, I
Enterprise, copied in today s Oregonlan,
proves what has been repeatedly said and
written to the Sacajawea Statue Assosla
tlon "that their efforts to commemorate
the part this Indian woman took in the
Lewis and Clark expedition have done
more to advertise the coming Exposition
than the entire work of the Commission
ers or committee of publicity." Thou
sands of the little booklets containing the
story of Sacajawea, with notices and ref
erences to the Fair, have been sent broad
cast over the United States. Nor have
they been scattered promiscuously, but
have been sent with personal letters, Sac
ajawea buttons, and other matter, directly
to people interested along just such lines
of work and history. Packages of the
booklets are sent dally to women of other
states who send for them to distribute
among tho patriotic women of the coun
try, hut all this ha3 taken money, and the
association has not had one cent except
what has been made by membership fees.
It would now become those who are get
ting so much free advertising, at the ex
pense of the association, to come forward
with a handsome donation for the Statue
Association, thereby "casting their bread
upon the waters."
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Delegates From Oregon and Wash
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The annual convention of the Y. M. C.
A. for Oregon and Idaho, which com
mences today In Forest Grove, will be at
tended by 50 or 60 members of the Port
land Association. The object of tho con
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convention was held at Newberg.
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be present, who have come West to at
tend this convention and tho Washington
convention, which commences three days
after the present meeting Is ended.
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afternoon. On Saturday and Sunday
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President C. L. Fay. Song Service, led by
Fred B. Willis, general secretary, Omaha,
8 P. M. Address, "A Twentieth Century
Movement," Fred B. Willis.
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