jonnty Cls Cm r cm. i - m fool. XVII.-No. 37. CORYALLIS, OREGON. FJgRUART 15, 1905. b.1. ntvnra Kditon and Proprietor 1 bought. Shirt waists, hosiery and many departments receiving a share of J the spring shipments. StoGk TakihA Has been completed in our -store and we feel like the good house keep er who has completed j house cleaning Now we are ready tor the new: - year and every day see the latest novelties; coming into our stored Greatest, line : of 1 adies shoes and wash goods- ever - Call and See. JUDGE TANNER CONFESSES AND BLAMES MITCHELL. - Greatest Sensation of the Whole Land - Fraud -Investigation Money Rsceired by the - -Firm From Swind- ' lers Went to Mitch ell. " Free Bos. 5 Fine Light Sample Booms. -Hotel Goryallis J. C Hammel, Prop. Leading Hotel in Obrvallis. Recently opened. New; brick building. . Newly furnished, with modern" con- veniences. Furnace Heat, Electric Lights, Fire Es- ' capes. Hot and cold water on every floor. ; Fine single ; rooms. Elegant suites. Leading house in the Willam- ette Valley. ' ; , .- " v r;v. Rates: $1.00, $1.25 and $2.00 per day. - Graham & Wells Pharmacy That's the Place PROVEN GUILTY HEALTH Is largly dependent upon The Teeth. Give them proper care and attention, you will SAVE DOCTOR BILLS. We have a full line of tooth brushes, tooth washes and tooth powders ;. That's the Place Graham &Wells . Pharmacy Portland, Feb. 11. 1 Judge Alfred H. Tanner; one of the moat promi nent attorneys of Portland, and law partner of Senator John H. Mitch ell', recently indicted by the federal grand Jnry for perjury in connection with the land Iraud cases, made a full confession in Judge Bellinger's court at 2:30 pi mf today. . , ; "Judge Tanner admittsd that the partnership agreement which he furnished the grand jury when tes tifying for Senator Mitchell, - was made up within the paBt three months and dated back to March 5, 9ol. He say 8 further that 'this was done to prevent Mitchell from being caught on the indictment later" presented, of ; receiving "moneys for illegal'Iees while ft- United States senator when, as a fact, all fees ; re ceived from . government c depart ment work were to go to Mitchell. Judge Tanner and his. eon aided in formulating this agreement, and then the two went before the grand jury Bwearing to . taisenooaa to shield the aged senator id bis etr,ag- gle with the government s prosecot' ing "officere. " ftS The confession came a8 a bomb to the commuuity, although iiot to the government's principal officials, District Attorney, ifrancia J. Heney and Chief of the Secret Servioe Force W. J. Burn?. In the indict ment pre-ented by the ; grand jury agamst Judge Tanner tor perjury, the government plainly 5 charged him with conspiring to protect, bis partner, . He was accused of -hav' itig aided itf p rlnr' this agree ment within tbe past three months at bis own office and through the in Btrn mentality of hie son," A H. Tanner, jr., he was also accused of knowmg that Senator Mitchell re ceived as his share of the profits in the firm business, a portion of the money paid by Frederick A. Kribe to have cases expedited before Her mann. Further the accused was charged with kcowing that Senator Mitchell had a personal account in the Merchant's National bank. A list of 8 to 10 witnesEes was affixed to the indictment containing these charges. The government plainly indicated its case and the offioials conneated with the prosecution ex pressed no doubt of conviction. The fidelity ofSenator Mitchell's close friends "has been tried in ma ny cases, bnt the public was not ready to learn that a man of Judge Tacn9r's prominence and standing would commit perjury even to save his business partner. After once swearing to a statement calculated to clear Senator Mitchell, the pub lie expected that Judge Tanner would maintain bis position. But it appears that the government se cret service force, under Mr. Burns, and the district attorney, wove the web of guilt with such irresistible strength that the business, partner concluded it was folly to hold out longer and jeopardize himself ad his son to exculpate one who had voluntarily committed a crime. - The story of this case dates from the early investigation -of land frauds by the present grand jury. When Senator Mitchell realized a force that ranked John H. Hall had entered the field of inquiry, he ar ranged to forestall the charge of re ceiving money from any source lay ing him open to indictment under the statutes regulating senators and representatives in congress. The partnership agreement was then framed, and in -its provision was made-showing that Senator Mitch ell expressly provided against any department business going to his personal agent. -This agreement was submitted by Judge Tanner when he was first called to testify. The document bears the date of March 5, 19ol, and'is signed by the two lawyers; as principals, and Harry C. Robertson, witness. Mr. Robertson is private secretary to Senator Mitchell, and has been in the Mitchell-Tanner law office for many years: Judge Tanner affirm ed that this document was made and executed at the time indicated. His son was called by tbe grand ju ry asd swore that he had not writ ten the agreement within the past threemonths, and generally attest ed what Jibe father had said.. But. the government secured oth er evidence. Three stenographers, Edith Bern, Amie C. Spencer and Mftggie O'Brien, were called, to tea tify.;Pi2I. Cunningham, who sells type-writer' paper and supplies, was' asked td swear as to the time when the'paper on which the agreement is written, was sold at -his store. J. W; Nwkirk, cashier of the First National ink, - and j Ralph W. 1 Hoyt,- cashier of- he' Merchants Bank, wore also called upon to testify-regarding bank accounts, dis tribution of money and personal funds. - ' - - ' ' , This evidence developed the need of ha vingjjarry 0.-Robertson tes tify, and , be was summoned . from Washington. : He spent much time with the grand jury, and was twice recalled,-' laughter and applause from theio-quisition room greeting the ears cf men outside . dcri.cg jus. testimony. - : V v"f? It "seemed to spectators that Mr. Robec tEO!j had given testimony that met "with general -'approval. - These- suspicious developments were intensified this morning when Judge Tanner and Mt. Robertson wt rein a long consultation with District Attprcey Heney and Mr. Burner' Ijae purport of , this talk could only !be guessed r . but ; watch ers believed that the government was being made the possessor of import ant information. The climax came in the aflerncqa when' announce-: ment. was made that Judge. Tanner bad made a full confession of bis guilt as a i perjurer, and admitting that the partnership agreement had been prepared r.ecently to clear Senator Mitchell, . . The effect of this sensational de velopment was stunning, and seem ed to leave no. doubt i of - Senator Mitchell's uitimbte fate. - With the government in possession of such evidence that it could : force Judge Tanner, to a confession against bis partner, and this" confessiou accum ulaVive evidence agaLost the sena tor. jBonviction seems to have been aaue qttisa certain : " ... ' A PLOT AGAINST HENEY SOUGHT-. TO DESTROY OFFL CER'S INFLUENCE. Five Men Are Named as Conspira tors Evidence Shows Cayler Tried to Set. Marie Warely AgaiqBt Heney. -: :. Portland, Feb. il. JohnH. Hall, Harry L. Reese, A. P. Cayler, Hin- ry W. Ford and J H. . Hitchmgs will in all probability . be indicted by plotting against United States.,, T ,.. Tnooau,fl t.,. District Attorney Francis J. Heney. Auburn, Cal., Ftb. 11. Henry Carr, the . San Francisco second band dealer, who sold the pistol to Adolph Weber, was cross-examined at this mbrnieg's session , of the murder trial. 'The witness demon Btrated by the weapon itself his means of identification. The bar rel was shaky and portions of the nickel plate were worn off. - ' At tbe noon adjournment, Adrian Wills, the Bchooimate of Weber, was on the Btand. Wills took the defendant to bis home the night of the fire. His shoes and' stockings mere wet and - were changed at Wills' home. During the evening the defendant repeatedly suggested that they go up to the barn where the pistol was found. ;: Wills" also stated that at the defendant's sug gestion the? and Lincoln Merrow had ice cream, and that the defend ant wanted to go and call on some young ladies. All this happened within a few hours atter the mur der; ' .... . - - - After quiet repose for several days this sensational case seemed this morning to be near . a climax, three important ' witnesses were summoned to testify before the fed eral grand jury, among the number being State District Attorney John Manning. These ... witnesses have added important testimony to that already. before tbe grand jury, and there is little doubt in the minds .of those who are following the inquiry that an indictment will be returned against therefore mentioned men. District Attorney Manning ' was before the grand jury previously, and took refuge behind his position as a permanent grand juror, and declined to testify to the federal in vestigators in regard to facts that had come to", his : knowledge as a State-officer. . - 'United States District Attorney Heney -took a different Mew of the st&ts officiaPs'duty at that time and Saea 01 juage cemnger a decision tbtflifite'h.'latter took it under'advir.eme'nt. ; Mr. Heney &" ietjB.-09if(vManfiing's testimon y -vt aa- not material, and waived- further eftort bo that Judge Bellinger did not pass on the deli cate ppint.r" -; -''f'S-.r;'-:- Recent developments made Man ning's testimony more vital. ; He was accordingly .summoned' this hour with tbe - federal grand j ury narrating particulars of the .affair JNew lorx, Feb. H. icicles on the cables and trestles of the bridge across the East River have been source of great danger - since the rain Thursday nigbt, and the police were finally compelled to close the Brooklyn, bridge to foot passengers Soire of the ioicles were many feet ia leLgtb, and weighed more than 100 pounds, loosened by tbe sun's rays, they tell frequently and 1m periled the lives or those on board passing ferry-boats, who insisted on remaining outside the cabins. - In one instance a chunk of falling ice struck a horsa harneesed to a wag on on the deck of the boat. The animal became frightened plunged into the East River fell on a large cake of ice and rescued after much effort. " ,and . He was H. S. PERNOT, Physician & Surgeon Office over postoffice. Eeeidence Cor. fifth and Jefferson streets. Hoars 10 to 12 a. m., 1 to 4 p. m. Orders may be eft at uranam tz wortnam's drug store. W. E. YATES, The ; Lawyer Corvallis, Oregon. .Both Phones. would also have the -effect of. cen tralizing the government's prosecu- -tion upon the ring of R. A. Booth, Binger Hermann, J. H. Booth, R. A. Downs, P A Kribs and the large operators who have been 'gathering in vast acres of timber land Friends of Bridges argue that he has not profited by whatever may have been done at the land office district, as his position was a mi nor one, and that ha is warranted in placing tbe blame upon the men -who have been enjoying . the real fruits of the work. New York, Feb. 11. The Casino Theatre is on fire. The whole in terior of the theatre seems to be ablaze. There was no audience in ed, but Lillian Ruesell's "Lady leazle" company was rehearsing. Several members of the company, were obliged to jump to the street from windows, v . The fire burned through the en tire r balcony, reached ahe Stage, broke through the roof. Every one escaped from thetheatre without se rious injury."; One chorus girl was slightly hurt and the stage carpen ter was. overcome by smoke, but was taken out in safety. 1 '- The building will be a total loss. The fire gained great headway, ow ing to Insufficient water pressure. ' The theatre is a large brick build ing at tbe corner of Broadway and Thirty-ninth street. It was built in the '80s, and was famous for a long time as. the home of the Aron son musical comedies. The audi torium in the house is one story above the street level and is reach ed by a winding staircase. This fact makes it doubly fortunate that there was no audience in the house when tbe fire started. - as they came to. him Following his appearance Attor ney A. J. Vantyne and Patrolman H. L. Carlson were called and gave their testimony on thesameubject A. P. Cayler, who returned to the city a few days ago, "and who was accused of being implicated in the plot to entrap Mr. Heney with Marie Ware and later with the ef fort to get evidence that he - had been r seen with her at a lodging house, testified yesterday. He ling ered around the court room much of the morning hours, but emphat ically declined to be interviewed, and resented all imputations of his complicity.. - Tbe charge egainst tbe men is that they sought to have Marie Ware entice Mr. Heney to her apart men t8 or other " place where -they might be found together at d ex posed. As she did not agree to lend herself to this purpose, it is al leged next that she was urged to acquiesce in the ccheme of produc ing testimony that she bad been seen already with Mr. Heney at eome lodging house. Patrolman- Carlson has thrown important light on the government's case and the testimony of District Attorney Manning seems to have filled a gap. . Indictments will., probably be re turned this afternoon, but may not be presented, until - the grand jury reports on all of the cases remain ing unfinished Monday. The work of this jury in -the land fraud and allied cases will terminate Monday, as District Attorney Heney and As sistant Oliver E. Pagin will leave Portland Tuesday for Washington. Final, report is expected Monday evening.; - . " . - Since the Journal's Btory of yes terday to tbe effect that ex-Receiver J. T. Bridges of the Roseburg land office, had agreed to give tbe government full testimony .in re gard to the cases being- investigat ed, there have been many develop ments indicating that such is the case. ' Bridges is in ..close touch with the government in all of that work now being prosecuted, seems perfectly friendly, inr every respect, and his numerous friends believe that he is giving ; the . government all the evidence that - he 'possesses. . Such a development aa this would leave the burden of all blame for land office irregularities and ", offen ses resting , upon the shoulders of ex-Register J. H. Booth. 7 It JSTew York, Feb. 11. It is great ly feared that the Antarctic expe dition, commanded by Dr. Charcot, which started more than a year ago. from a South American port in the hope of reaching the . South ; Pole, has - been lost, eays a . Times' dif- patr.h Sfmn .Paris. , :It is known. t have encountered lerrlbla bluimr- in April last year, and has not been beard of since, nor have any traces of its movements been discovered by Uruguay, which Bent out a par ty to its rescue. Charles Rabot, a member of the committee of the So ciety of Geography in Paris, intends to organize another search party to ascertain its fate. At Summit. Troy Mays, of Elk City, visited this place Tuesday. Frank Davis, of Harlan, wts; here on business Tuesday. ' John Marrow has branched out in the chicken business on a large scale. He has purchased two in cubators and baa a flock of chick -ens besides. We wish. him success in bis new venture. Ada Henkle visited over Sunday at Summit. The C. & E. dining car is side tracked here this week. -T. Ranney was a" business visitor at Corvallis. Monday. . , Andrew Hamar is with his sister Mrs." Carlson, at Toledo, assisting in caricg for her sick child, . Wil bur. . ; . French Batler has been at his father's home. He left for Blodg ett Tuesday. - There is a rumor afloat of a tele phone line being put in at thi place some time this coming summer. " P. A. KLINE LIVESTOCK AUCTIONEER Corvallis Office at Huston's Hardware Store. F. O. Address, Box n. Pays highest prices for all kinds ot Live Stock. Satisfaction guaranteed.' Twenty years experience. . C. H. Newth, Physician and Surgeon Philomath, Oregon. H 2 cedar shingles - at , . $ 1.50 per thousand. E. W. Strong, j2i-t Highest prices paid for chickens aud eggs at Moses Bros.'