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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 1903.
TAKE THE PLEDGE
Governor Maintains Stand on
HE SAYS OPINION IS DIVIDED
Canvas of Replies From Legislators
Indicates That Majority Will
Give Desired Promise and
Session Be Called.
SAISM, Or., Nov. JB. (Special.) The
holding of a. special session of the Legis
lature is still one of the uncertainties, bo
far as Governor Chamberlain's determina
tion Is concerned. Tho Governor returned
today from a three days visit to Port
land, and this evening he -went through
the mail that has arrived during his ab
sence. He finds that out of 60 members of tho
House of Representatives, 43 have re
sponded to his letter of inquiry regarding
their opinion of the need of a special ses
sion and their attitude toward legislation.
Of these 42 Representatives, 21 have given
unqualified assurance that they trill op
Joe e all legislation other than that correct
ing the tax law, and 10 have given a qual
ified assurance favoring a short session
and no other legislation, hut expressing a
readiness to take up other legislation if it
bo of great importance. The other 12 Rep
resentatives heard from give no assurance
as to their course regarding other legisla
tion. There are 17 Representatives to be
Out of 30 Senators, 16 have responded.
Of these nine have given unqualified as
surance two have given assurances with
the proviso that other urgent matters may
be attended to, three have merely advo
cated a short session, and two havo given
no assurance whatever. There are 14 Sen
ators to be heard from.
It will be seen from this that SI mem
bers of the Legislature have given unqual
ified assurance that they will oppose all
other legislation than that correcting the
tax law, 11 have given a qualified assur
ance, and three merely expressed tho de
Eire that the session be short.
"No, I have not decided to call a spe
cial session," said Governor Chamberlain
tonight. "I have decided that I won't
call it unless I get the assurance I have
asked for that there will be no other leg
islation than that correcting the tax lam
That is all there is about that. I am in
earnest in this matter, and those who
think I am not are mistaken.
"Opinion regarding a special session Is
not all on one side, by any means. A
great many letters have been received, and
many people have called upon me, urging
that no special session be called. I stand
right where I did at first, and will not call
a session unless I get the assurance for
which I have asked."
, Governor Chamberlain has already said.
he does not ask an absolute pledge from
tho legislators not to take up other legis
lation under any circumstances. He has
raid that he expects them to dispose of
the vetoes held over from the last regular
pesslon, as the constitution requires, and
also expects that in case a serious emer
gency should arise they will give It their
attention. The qualified assurances he has
received are variously expressed, and no
one but the Governor himself knows how
many of them, convey to him assurance
that miscellaneous legislation will not be
taken up. The members opposing other
legislation, or opposing all except very
important legislation, number 42, which Is
only four less than a majority. It is gen
erally believed that from the 31 members
yet to be heard from there will be received
assurances enough to satisfy the Governor
that no other legislation than the tax law
will be taken up. The belief that these as
surances will be received has made many
people confident that a special session will
be held. There is one thing of which nil
tire satisfied that the Governor will not
recede from the position ho has taken.
as having been too high, Its verification 1
at this late day against the figures of
local grain experts is all the more un
usual. The Oregonlan's figures allowed 2,250,030
bushels of wheat for "Walla "Walla County.
A semi-official estimate finished yester
day afternoon showed 2,488,000 to be ap
proximately the aggregate yield.
This shows the wheat output of "Walla
"Walla County for 1903 to be only about 30
per cent short of average, while most
statisticians have figured it was from 40
to 45 per cent off The showing In the
face of extremely adverse conditions
throughout most of the growing year Is
considered excellent for the valley.
Of this "amount, approximately 30 per
cent has been sold, while about 625,000
bushels have been shipped out, principal
ly to Puget Sound points, -as the Sound
milling demand has been greater than
that from Portland.
The same report also verifies The Ore
gonlan's estimate of the Columbia County
crop to within a few thousand bushels,
while the Umatilla County estimate, whero
statistics were necessarily difficult to ob
tain, and whero The Oregonlan's figures
were bitterly criticised by part of the
"Umatilla press. Is shown to have been ap
proximately exact. The Columbia County
product Is figured here at 1,575,000, ot
which about 500,000 was wheat and the
balance barley. The Umatilla figures are
not certain, the estimate being about
2,900,000, only a slight variance from The
Oregonlan's 2,750,000, a computation made
while cutting operations were still in
TOO ROUGH, FOR TEST
High Wind and Sea Prevented
Trial of Chinook.
TAKEN DOWN TO RIVER MOUTH
Dog Shows for Next Season.
-VANCOUVER, B. C., Nov. 18. The Van
couver Kennel Club has Joined the Amer
ican Pacific Coast towns In arranging a
circuit of dog shows for 1904. The Port
land dates are April 20, 21 and 22. Van
couver dogs will be on show earlier, viz.,
from March 31 to April 2, and it is likely
that many canines from here will be
Victoria will follow Vancouver, its
dates being from April 6 to 9; Seattle will
come next, from April 13 to 16; then
Portland, from April 20 to 23; and lastly,
San Francisco, from April 27 to 30. All
dates are inclusive. For the bench shows
in the two British Columbia towns there
will be local judges. Colonel Dudley, the
United States Consul, has been active in
arranging this international circuit for
canines on the Coast.
Supreme Court Proceedings.
SALEM, Or., Nov. 18. (Special.) Orders
wero made in tho Supreme Court today as
George Good, respondent, vs. "W. K.
Smith, appellant; respondent allowed un
til January 4 to file brief.
"W. J. Irvine, respondent, vs. "Washing
ton National Building, Loan &? Insur
ance Association, appellant; respondent
allowed until January 1 to file additional
abstract or brief or otherwise appear.
Seneca C. Beach, appellant, vs. Guaran
ty Savings & Loan Association, respond
ent; oraered that respondent have until
December 15 to file brief.
G. D. Totter, respondent, vs. Town of
Stayton, appellant; respondent allowed
until December 1 to file abstract.
State of Oregon, respondent, vs. Charles
Houghton, appellant; time to file appel
lant's brief extended 20 3ays.
Dredge Ready to Begin Operations as
Soon as Weather Conditions Are
tered to Load Flour.
ASTORIA, Nov. 18. (Special.) Tho big
dredge Chinook was , taken down to the
mouth of the river this morning for a test
at dredging on the bar. After reaching
No. 8 buoy; both suction pipes wero
dropped, but owing to the high wind and
rough sea the vessel had to be kept run
ning at a high rate of speed and nothing
in the way of dredging could be accom
plished. Major Langfitt, who was on
board, returned to Portland this evening.
Tho Chinook is now ready to begin oper
ations as soon as the conditions are favor
able, but when the next test will be made
is not known and will depend entirely on
has been arranged to accommodate 60
first-class as well as a number of second
class passengers. The Shawmut started
the new service. She was scheduled to
leave Manila early In this month and
should be well on her way to Tacoma.
The steamers will connect with the
Northern Pacific Railway for points
East. Special rates are announced for
United States Army and Navy officers,
to members of the diplomatic service, re
turning missionaries, clergymen and their
families. The Tremont will leave Manila
early In December.
Vincent WllrBe Towed Down.
The British ship Vincent, which has
been chartered to load grain here, will
be towed all the way around from. Van
couver, B. C, to the Columbia River.
She was expected to leave the British
Columbia port yesterday In tow of one
of the tugs of the Puget Sound Tugboat
Cargo of Schooner Bartlett.
ASTORIA, Nov. 18. (Special.) The
manifest, of the schooner R. "W. Bartlett
was filed at the Custom-House today.
The vessel carries a cargo of 629,733 feet
of lumber, loaded at Carrollton, and goes
Will Play Football on Friday.
"WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY, Salem,
Or., Nov. 18. (Special.) The date of the
game scheduled between Willamette Uni
versity football team and the Albany Col
lege team has been changed to Friday,
November 20. Last week the experiment
of Friday games was tried and proved
highly popular, especially " among the
business men. Tho local team has been
In poor shape, owing to severe Injuries
received in the game with Pacific Uni
versity, but it will try to be In form for
the coming contest.
Lumbermen Wait for Elliott.
TACOMA, "Wash., Nov. 18. Members of
the Pacific Coast Lumber Manufacturers'
Association will assemble in Tacoma on
Friday to meet President Elliott, of the
Northern Pacific They will make three
requests: That the order refusing to al
low Northern Pacific cars to be loaded
via the Burlington" line be rescinded; that
steps be taken to prevent another car
shortage and to relieve that still existing;
that fir rates to Missouri River points be
lowered to 40 cents, and that a lower rate
be given on box shooks to these points.
DELINQUENT LIST SMALL.
Clackamas Condemns Rebate System
of Tax Collection.
OREGON CITY, Nov. 18. (Special.)
There remains delinquent on the tax roll
for 1902 In this county the sum of &0S5.92,
according to the report of Sheriff Shaver,
which was completed today. The property
on which these taxes remain unpaid will
be advertised at once and regularly sold
at Sheriffs sale. The County Commis
sioners' Court, now in special session in
this city, has received bids for printing
the delinquent list and will let the con
tract Thursday. The original roll repre
sented a total of $177,462.94. Under the re
bate system It cost the county S3654.G3
to make the collection of 51C5.87LG1, while
the penalties and interest charges com
bined on the delinquent payments
amounted to only 990.05- The rebate plan
of collecting taxes is decidedly junpopular
In Clackma8 County.
Sheriff Shaver's report shows the fol
Total amount charged on roll. ...$177,402.94
Sheriff's assessments 2.77L28
Penalty and interest 990.05
Amount collected Sheriff's assess
ments t 2.G25.53
Amount collected on roll 165,87LG1
Penalty and interest 990.05
Polls sworn off 62.00
Double assessment and errors.... 2.SG4.51
SITES FOR NEW CITY HALL,
Committee Recommends Sale of Lot
and Purchase of New One.
ASTORIA, Or., Nov. IS. (Special.) The
special committee of the Council appointed
to Investigate the proposition of selling
the City Hall property and purchasing a
site for a new public building held a meet
ing this evening and prepared its report,
which will be submitted to the Council on
next Friday evening.
The report recommends the purchase of
a tract 100x125 feet, at the corner of Six
teenth and Duane streets, provided it can
be secured for $3500. Tho property is
owned by E. A. Taylor, and was offered to
the city for $4000. The report adds that.
If the Taylor site cannot be obtained for
the price named, the committee recom
mends the purchase of the Adler property,
a tract 100x100 feet, at the corner of Fif
teenth and Exchange streets, provided It J
can be bought for 54503. The price submit
ted by the owner was $4750.
Regarding the sale of the City Hall
property, tho report recommends that the
offer made by M. S. Copeland of . 15,125 for
the lot and building be accepted, provided
cither of the two new sites can be pur
chased at the figures named. If the city
sells the City Hall, it must vacate the
building before May L
Dearth of Teachers In Clackamas.
OREGON CITY, Nov. 18. (Special.)
Because of the scarcity of available teach
ers in this locality. County Superintend
ent Zinser has this week been compelled
to abandon his office at the Courthouse
and assume the princlpalshlp of the Park
Place School, succeeding Professor Mc
Cann, who has been taken seriously ill
and gone to Portland to submit to a
surgical operation. It has been some time
since competent educators were as scarce
as they are in this section at this time.
ESTIMATE IS VERIFIED.
Walla Walla Wheat Crop as Oregon
"WALLA "WALLA, "Wash., Nov. IS. (Spe
cial.) A remarkable instance cf ah ac
curate crop estimate was Bhown yesterday
when a report made up here from figures
furnished by warehousemen and railroad
men verified within 2000 bushels the esti
mate of The Oregonlan during harvest of
the 1903 wheat crop of "Walla "Walla Coun
ty. "When It is remembered that The
Oregonlan's estimate has been disputed
by even optimists ever since it was made
Must Collect Road Poll Tax.
OREGON CITY, Nov. 18. (Speclal.)
The County Court, at a special session
held today, made an order directing the
Road Supervisors of the county to enforce
the collection of all delinquent road poll
taxes before December 1. At that date
the Supervisors make their annual reports
to the court This assessment, amounting
to $3 per annum, has been very generally
paid In this county. The fund Is expended
In road construction in the road district
In which it is collected.
BATTLE WITH THE ELEMENTS
Collier Mackinaw Narrowly Escapes
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 18. Caught In a
terrific gale off the northern coast, the
collier Mackinaw, which arrived in port
today, had a hard battle with the ele
ments and narrowly escaped foundering.
It took the vessel 90 hours to steam down
the coast from Tacoma, and when she
entered the harbor today her deck showed
plainly the effects of the gale. One of
the steamer's lifeboats was missing, her
rails were bent and twisted and her hatch
coverings were torn away.
The Mackinaw left Tacoma deeply laden
with coal, and encountered the storm off
the Columbia River on Saturday morning.
The wind came from the southwest, and
gradually increased in violence until it
was blowing a gaje. The Mackinaw with
her small freeboard was soon covered
with water which rolled over her
bow, and her decks were awash from
stem to stern. Half speed was ordered
in the engine-room, but the seas contin
ued to board her, washing all movable
gear overboard and rendering the lower
deck untenable. One giant wave curled
over the steamer, sending the spray flying
over the bridge, lifting one of the star
board lifeboats from the davits and dash
ing itx)ver the side. Then came the cry
that he covering of the main hatch had
been torn away and the water was pour
ing into the bold. Captain Storrs real
ized that if the covering was not made
fast the steamer would certainly founder,
and the men were immediately set to
work to cover up the hatch. The men
worked up to their waists In the water.
which flooded the deck, and every wave
that boarded swept them from their feet.
First Mate Meadey was lifted by a wave
and dashed against the deckhouse, suffer
ing painful Injuries to his shoulder and
chest. Carpenter Beckinan was also
thrown against tho rail, and narrowly es
caped being swept overboard The of
ficers of tho Mackinaw say the gale was
the heaviest they ever experienced on
CHARTERED FOR PORTLAND.
British Ship Ancaios Will Come
North From San Francisco.
The British ship Ancaios, which ar
rived In San Francisco about three weeks
ago, has been chartered to load flour
at Portland for South Africa. She Is now
discharging a cargo of coal at the Bay
City, and as soon as It is out, she will
come north In ballast. This will be the
fourth ballast ship drawn from San Fran
cisco by Portland exporters this season,
and more will follow. Portland seems
to be the only port on the Pacific Coast
that can supply cargoes for all of the
Idle" ships this season, and the exporters
of this city are not only helping out the
Idle shipping at San Francisco, but are
also drawing on Puget Sound. Already
this season the steamships Kobe, Elba
and Ascot and the British bark Strath
don have come round from Puget Sound
and the British ship Vincent will come
from there this week. From San Fran
cisco, there has come in ballast to load
at Portland, the steamships Yeddo, Tot
tenham and Algoa, and there Is under
charter to come north In ballast the An
caios, Anderlnha, Procyon and Stanley
Dollar. The latter sailed from Hakodate
November 10, and will discharge some
freight at San Francisco before reaching
Portland. She Is due here for November
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
ASTORIA, Or.. Nov. 18. Arrived down at
11 A. iL Norwegian ship Almedla. Left up
at 11:30 A. SL Schooner Irene. Condition of
the bar at 5 P. M., smooth; wind east; weather
San Francisco, Nov. 18. Arrived at 1 A. M.
Steamer Rosecfans, from Portland.
Tstntau Arrived Nov. 18. German steamer
Eva, from Portland.
San Francisco, Nov. 18. Arrived Steamer
Georse Loom Is, from. Everett; steamer Uma
tilla, from Victoria; steamer Chico, from. Ban
don; steamr Arlsonan, from. Seattle; steamer
Mlneola, from Tacoma. Saild Schooner Res
olute, for Fair-haven; Charles "W. Morgan,
whaling cruise; schooner Kins Cyrus, for Ta
coma; steamer Coqullle River, for Gray's Har
bor. Tacoma, Nov. 18. Arrived Steamer Cen
tennial, from San Francisco. Sailed German
steamer Nlcarlo, for Seattle.
' Seattle, Nov. 18. Balled French ship Andre
Theodore. for Ballard. Arrived German
steamer Nlcaria, from Tacoma. Sailed Steamer
Robert Dollar, for Ban Pedro.
Hoqulam, "Wash.. Nov. 18. (Special.) Sailed
Defiance, from Hoqulam. for Guaymas; Roy
Somers, from Aberdeen, for San Pedro; Cen
tralla, from Aberdeen, for San Francisco. Ar
rivedSequoia, from San Francisco, for Aber
deen, San Pedro, from San Francisco, for
Aberdeen; Benderaon, from San Francisco, for
Foarth and Morrison Sts.
Teeth extracted and filled absolutely
without pain by our late scientific meth
ods. No sleep-producing agents or cocaine.
These are the only dental parlors In Port
land that have the patent appliances and
ingredients to extract, fill and apply gold
crowns and porcelain crowns, undetectable
from natural teeth and warranted for ten
years, without the least particle of pain.
Gold crowns and teeth without plates, gold
fillings and all other dental work done
painlessly and by specialists.
Gold crowns. Jo; full set teeth, $5; bridge
work, $5; gold filling, up; silver fillings.
BASIS OF BEEBEEY CHARGE.
Preachers Grow More Liberal.
SPOKANE. Wash.. Nov. 18. The Spo
kane ministers, after a warm discussion,
have decided to let down the bars and
admit the ministers of other than those
who believe in the divinity of Christ and
the unity of the Trinity. Heretofore the
pastors of the Unitarian and TJnlversal
ist churches -and the Jewish synagogue
have -been debarred from membership on
account of their liberal views.
Trying Important Land Contest.
EUGENE, Or., Nov. 18. (Special.) Tes
timony Is being taken today In the home
stead contest case of L. Zimmerman vs.
George Fisher. The case Is of consider
able Interest. The homestead claim is
about two miles from Blue River City.
Zimmerman Is president "of the Ducky
Boy and Fisher is also interested in Blue
River mining property.
Eakin to Succceed Lyman.
ASTORIA, Or., Nov. 18. (Special.) At
a special meeting of the Astoria Progres
sive Commercial Association, this even
ing. Professor H. S. Lyman, who was
recently appointed to take charge ot the
Oregon educational exhibit at the St. Louis
Fair, tendered his resignation as secre
tary. J. A. Eakin was elected to fill the
Good News to New Westminster.
NEW "WESTMINSTER, B. C., Nov. 18.
(Special.) The first locomotive engine on
the Vancouver, "Westminster & -Yukon
Railway between "Westminster and Van
couver arrived on the car . ferry Sidney
today and was transferred to the line
under construction. This locomotive will
be used in laying the rails.
JESSIE HARKINS LAUNCHED.
Hosf&rd's Gasoline Steamer Ready for
Captain Hosford's new gasoline steamer
Jessie Harklns was successfully launched
at the Portland Shipbuilding Company's
yards at noon yesterday. She Is one of
the largest gasoline boats In the North
west, and is the best fitted up of any
craft of this kind on the river. The
steamer was built to run between Van-'
couver and "Washougal, and will carry
only passengers, of whom she can take
about 100 each trip. No. freight or bag
gage will be carried, and? as the Harklns
Is to be a day boat, there are no sleep
ing accommodations for passengers. Two
cabins are provided, one forward and
the other aft. A 43-horsepower engine
will drive the boat, and it Is believed she
will make good time, though she was
not built for speed. The steamer Is 72
feet long and has a beam of 13i feet. As
launched, she Is practically ready for
service, and will go on her new route In
a few days.
Evidence Brought Out In the Famous
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. 18. No capias has
yet been Issued for United States Senator
Dietrich on the indictment .charging al
leged bribery and conspiracy. The bill
of indictment against Senator Dietrich
has not been permitted by Judge Mun
ger to be made public, and will not be
given out, it Is stated, until the Senator
has appeared to give bond. The bill
against Postmaster Fisher, however, was
made public today. It Is as follows:
"First, violation of section 1781, revised
statutes df the United States; that Jacob
Fisher, on July 8, 1001, fraudulently paid
to Charles H. Dietrich, a member of the
United States Congress-, $500. for aiding
to procure and procuring for said Fisher
the office of postmaster at Hastings, Neb.
"Second, giving property to the value
Of 5500, July 8, 1901, to""sa!d Dietrich for
aiding to procure and procuring him the
office of postmaster.
"Third, on July 8, 1901, giving a certain
valuable consideration to Dietrich, that
said Dietrich being obligated by a cer
tain contract in writing, dated April 9,
1901, to purchase from Silas A. Strickland,
Post 13, Grand Army of the Republic,
certain goods and chattels, the property
of said post, and to pay therefor the
sum of 5500; that Fisher did unlawfully
satisfy and discharge said claim to said
post by the payment of the said sum of
"Fourth, April 20, 1902, said Fisher
agreed to pay to said Dietrich $1300 for
aiding to procure and procuring the office
of postmaster at Hastings, Neb.
"Fifth, on April 20, 1901, said Fisher did
agree tb give property to the value of
$500 to said Dietrich.
"Sixth, April 20, 1901, said Fisher agreed
to give to said Dietrich certain valuable
consideration of $500 for aiding to secure
and securing for him the said office of
postmaster, Dietrich then being obligated
to said Grand Army of the Republic post
by a contract in writing, dated April
9, 1901, to purchase such property., and
that Fisher agreed to and did satisfy
said claim of $500 by paying said sum of
money to said post."
Suspected of Series of Robberies.
"WALLA TVALLA, "Wash., Nov. IS.
(Special.) Frank O'Conner, suspected of
a daring robbery here July 31, when
property worth $500 was taken from lodging-houses
and hotels in one night, was
arrested at Colfax today and brought
here for trial.
Injured While Moving a -House.
INDEPENDENCE, .Or., Nov. 18. (Spe
cial.) Adolph Sampson, of Falls City, re-J
celved several very bad Injuries while
moving a house In that city 'a few days
ago and was moved to Salem, where he
could have surgical care.
ENTIRE CREW DESERTS.
British Bark Duns Law Tied Up for
Lack of Sailors.
ASTORIA, Nov. 18. (Special.) The en
tire crew of the British bark Duns Law,
with the exception of the apprentices, the
carpenter and one sailor vriio Is HI in
the hospital, has deserted. While the de
sertion of the crew is apparently not re
gretted by anyone. Captain Nichols has
used every precaution to keep the men
The work of removing the cargo is well
under way and has shown that the portion
In the lower hold shifted to the star
board. Two additional rows of large
sacks will be placed on the port side
to make the cargo solid. The vessel will
then be trimmed with the grain between
decks. So far as can be ascertained, none
of the cargo was damaged.
The bark should be ready to go to sea
In a few days if a new crew is secured
by that time.
VANCOUVER, B. C, Nov. 18. From
Manila comes the report that the Shaw
mut and Tremont, two big steamers well
known on this Coast, are to be fitted up
for passenger service between Tacoma and
tho Philippines. These vessels, which are
of 9G06 gross register, are remarkable for
their steadiness at sea, and It Is claimed
that they will prove ideal boats for the
purpose, particularly on tne rough run
SUMMERS EXPLAINS HIS COURSE
Contends Correspondence Shows' Ho
Was tyot Actuated by Malice.
OilAHA, Neb., Nov. IS. A representa
tive of the Associated Press asked United
States Attorney Summers what his rea
sons were for not presenting the Hast
ings postoffice transaction before the last
grand Jury for Investigation, and he re
plied by referring to the following letter
In reply to Attorney-General Knox's com
munication: "Omaha, June 28, 1903. The Attorney-
General, "Washington. Sir: I have the
honor to acknowledge receipt of your
communication of the 26th Inst It Is' a
matter of deep regret to me that any
action on my part should fail to meet
your approval. May I ask If you will not
kindly read the inclosures, requests made
by me and directions given by you rela
tive to the Investigation before the grand
jury in the conduct of the agent of the
Omaha and "Winnebago agency in Ne
braska? "Looking upon this case as a precedent
and believing it reflected your wishes in
similar cases, I feel you would prefer
that tho investigation be made under di
rections of the Postoffice Department, the
conduct of a postmaster and the terms of
a ten years' lease being a subject of in
quiry. This course was not adopted by
me to avoid any unpleasant undertaking.
On the contrary. It was for the purpose of
being the better prepared to do my whole
duty. Tour obedient servant,
"W. S. SUMMERS,
It was explained that the paragraph of
this letter referring to Indians bad to do
with other cases. In these cases unoffi
cial notice had come to Mr. Summers'
office of certain alleged violations of the
law by men who were attempting to
fraudulently secure possession of Indian
The cases were then under investigation
by the Interior Department, and Mr. Sum
mers wrote for the evidence it had to lay
before the grand jury. The department
replied, through the office of Attorney
General, that It preferred first to complete
Its own Investigation, and did not want
the .matter probed by the grand jury In
"I am very glad," said Mr. Summers,
"that this correspondence has been made
public. I think It will explain better than
I possibly can do whether it was malice
that prompted me to bring this matter
to the attention of the grand jury at this
New York Dental Parlors
MAIN OFFICE FOURTH AND MORRI
SON STS., PORTLAND.
Branch Office, 614 1st av.. Seattle.
8:30 A. M. to 6 P. M.: Sundays, 8:30 A. M.
to 3 P. M.
by Leopold Hahn. Mr. Hahn Is a citizen
of Hastings, Adams County, Neb. He was
called before the grand Jury at the re
quest of members, on account of well
defined rumors in circulation, and charges
based thereon aa to the violation of sec
tion 1781, revised statutes of the United
States, by Jacob Fisher, who Is now Post
master In the City of Hastings.
"The testimony, you will see, , reflects
not only upon Jacob Fisher, the Post
master, but as well upon 'United States
Senator Dietrich, of Nebraska. The grand
jurors insisted upon making a thorough
tigation was discontinued at my request
because of the fact that the conduct of a !
United States Senator was Involved In !
the question they desired to Investigate.
At the same time I stated to the grand
Jury that an Investigation would be made
by another grand Jury If It be disclosed
subsequently that the ends of justice de
mand It. For the purpose of prevailing up
on the grand jurors to discontinue the in
vestigation, I stated then I would sub
mit the Information to the Department of
Justice and ask for directions In the prem
ises. "With the assistance of the foreman
of tho grand jur't one of the prominent
and influential citizens of the state, I was
enabled to prevail upon the grand Jurors
to comply with my request.
"In this connection permit me to say
there are appointments In this state oth
er than the one at Hastings named in the
testimony submitted herewith, about
which the grand Jury manifested a dispo
sition to inquire. No witnesses were ex
amined as to them, however, for the same
reason given above. ' I hold myself in
readiness to follow any direction you may
Reply of Knox.
The reply of the Attorney-General Is
dated June 26, and is as follows:
"I have your letter of the 23d Inst., trans
mitting a copy of testimony given before
the United States grand Jury In Omaha
on June 16, 1903, by Leopold Hahn, called
before the grand jury at its request, and
on account of alleged violations of sec
tion 1781 of the Revised Statutes of the
United States, by Jacob Fisher, now Post
master In the city of Hastings, Neb. In
your letter you correctly state that this
testimony reflects not only upon Jacob
Fisher, the Postmaster, but as well upon
United States Senator Charles H. Diet
rich, of Nebraska. You likewise In your
letter state that the Investigation by the
grand Jury was discontinued at your re
quest, the reasons which prompted you
to make such request, and the means
which you employed in securing that end.
"In reply I state you should not have
requested a discontinuance of the investi
gation against the grand Jury's Insistence,
because of the fact that the conduct of a
United States Senator was Involved In the
question the grand jury desired to Investi
gate. From the-copy of the proceedings
before the grand Jury it appears that at
the time the testimony closed a most ex
traordinary and Incriminating story has
been told by the witness, Hahn, In which
Senator Dietrich was criminally involved,
but the facts which formed the basis of
this talk were not of the witness' own
knowledge. Fairness to the person thus
incriminated, as well as other considera
tions of duty, should have caused you to
refrain from interfering with the desire of
tho grand jury to probe the matter to the
bottom. I especially disapprove of your
carrying out Interference with the proper
functions of the grand Jury to the extent
of using your promise to Bubmlt the mat
ter to this department for direction In the
premises as an argument In your effort to
persuade the jury to discontinue their in
vestigation. "Upon the whole your action in the
matter, the end accomplished, and the
means employed were astonishing, unwar
ranted, and highly Improper."
Senator Dietrich called at the "White
House today and had a long Interview
with the President concerning the action
Instituted against him by the grand jury
at Omaha. He declined to discuss his in
terview, but said that In a few days he
would go to Nebraska and formally meet
the charges broueht against him.
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Summers Asked One Grand Jury
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"WASHINGTON, Nov. 18. Correspon
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Attorney-General Knox In June last In the
matter of the charges against Postmaster
Fisher, of Hastings, and United States
Senator Dietrich, of Nebraska, and the
investigation ot the same by the grand
Jury, was made public today. The letter
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