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VOL. XLTV. 20. 13,718.
PORTLAND, OBEGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CRISIS AT HAND
'Climax Is Reached in
Land Fraud Case,
SURPRISE TO BE SPRUNG
Prosecution Has Possession
of Mysterious Letter.
CROWDS PRESENT AT HEARING
Many Wltnewes Take Stand to-Glue
Damaging Evidence Against De
fendant, and Attorneys Bat
- tie With Objections.
If i a em&II boy finds a slant firecracker
on the fifth of July and lights It, the
sluggish fuse may smolder and hang until
anticipation and Interest is lost, and then,
as the spark reaches that point sheltered
by the shoulder of the bomb, flare Into
sudden life, leaving the eyes bewildered
and the mind braced for the shock to
come. This was the history of the con
spiracy case in the United States District
In the morning A. W. Barber was given
to the defense to cross-examine, and what
be told was of no interest, .for all had
heard It before. Other witnesses followed,
and their testimony was corroborative,
and time dragged on until nearly the hour
for closing, when William M. Brown, the
Postmaster of Lebanon, was called by the
prosecution, and bis statements awoke
once more the flagging interest. He was
followed by Edwin Hobson, who began to
talk of Mar Jo "Ware of Puter and Mo
Klnley and their business relations. The
counsel for the defense began to object
two at a time; McKinley sank back in
his- chair, while Pilter conferred quickly
with his lawyers, and, seating himself
again, twirled, his .cane nervously between
his hands as he looked from the court to
Judge Pipes, from him to Francis J.
Heney, and from Mr. Heney back to the
witness sitting above In the chair. In the
midst of It all Judge Bellinger adjourned
court to give counsel time to prepare on
their objections, and left the jury and the
audence charged with an intense antici
pation that will pack the room at an early
Hour this morning.
Prosecution Changes Tactics.
The line of the prosecution has changed.
The old, dry story of geography that has
taken all of the week In the telling has
-'v given way to the story of the business
and other relations of the defendants, and
some startling tales are looked for at the
session of today. The past life of the
defendants, where they have been to
gether, and how and what they have done
and what relation each bears to the other
In business and private life, will be the
burden of the testimony brought out for
the knowledge of the court and Jury. The
promised fireworks are at hand, and from
this time on the case will lack nothing in
The effort of the defense yesterday was
directed towards casting a cloud of doubt
upon the testimony of Barber and his
companions, who made the trip Into tho
mountains with him, to make the inves
tigation of tho claims In township 11 south,
range 1 east, included in the cases under
discussion in tho present trial. In their
cross-examination they laid particular
stress upon the questions asked In rela
tion to the time of the explorations and
the ground covered, It being their un
doubted Intention to argue when tho case
Is further along that, inasmuch as -the
witnesses followed the surveyor's lines
through a heavily wooded country. It
would be Impossible for them to swear
that they had not missed the cabins and
fields alleged to exist in tho testimony
read from tho final proofs. That this Is
the Intention of tho defense is shown fur
ther by the questions asked on the re
direct examination by tho prosecution, in
which Mr. Heney drew from the wit
nesses that they had ecattercd in their
journeys and some had followed tho lines
4 while others had gone out into the forest,
each within hailing dtstanco of the other.
Defense Gains a Point.
In the cross-examination of Mr. Barber
the defense elicited that the witness had
spent four days in actual travel through
the township, and upon the claims under
suspicion. Two other days had been spent
in traveling hero and there, though no
particular visits were made. Pictures
wjro taken, upon these two days, showing
the claims across the valley and upon
the mountain tops. In these trips he and
his partners had started out from camp
at 7 o'clock In the morning and had
worked for nine and eleven hours a day.
There were claims. In the township where
cabins had becnbuilt. but not on the land
mentioned. These cabins had been In the
valley of tho Santlam, but outside of this
valley there bad been no signs of habl
attlon of any kind.
Robert G. Pierce, a woodsman, was
called as tho next witness by the prose
cution for'the purpose of corroborating"
tho evidence given by A. W. Barber.
.Mr. Pierce testified that he had been
with the surveyor on his expedition
of June last and had g:ono over tho
ground. Ho -had taken up -a claim in
the Santlam Valley and bad llve.d there
the greater part of the time for ten
years. In all that time, however, ho
had never seen or heard of Harry C
Barr, of Henry C Young-, Joseph Wil
son. Emma Porter. Maud -Witt, George
L. Pettis. George A. Graham. Nellie
Backus, Zenas K. Watson, P. H. Wol
gamot. Thomas Wllklns, Christie E.
Langham, A. O. Austin. James A, Tay
lor, John F. Foster, William McLaugh
lin. James Wakefield. Mattie S. Lowell
or Alexander R. Brown. None of them
had ever been in the district while he
bad lived there and none of them had
ever lived there for any length of time
or had Improved any land there.
The testimony of this witness was
corroborative throughout and agreed
In every essential detail with the,, story
told by the surveyor.
Witness Grew Wrathy.
On the cross-examination by the de
fense the witness showed a tendency
to resent the question? ni Judge Pipes.
The Judge asked him various things
regarding the length of time he had
- lived on his claim each year, what kind
of ork he had done and how much,
sai if lie had raised anything while
making- it his home. Turning- at last
to the court, the witness asked heat
edly: "Am ,1 on trial hare about my home
stead?" 1 presume," said the court, "that
the counsel wish to, show how long: yon
lived there so that they can tell how
well you are acquainted with the
Well, then," said Mr. Pierce, "I will
tell all about it;" and he enumerated
the kind and quality of produce grown
in that particular section.
Trueman Pritts, another of the sur
veyor's party, was the next witness. His
testimony was also corroborative and
nothing new was learned from it,
though It supported the story told by
the other two witnesses. He had seen
no cultivation or cabin or trail on
either the Emma Porter claim, the
Maude Witt or the Wolgamot claim.
The witness was subjected to a long
cross-examination by Judge O'Day to
establish the rugged nature of tho
ground and the fact that it would be
Impossible for one to see any distance
Into the woods from the trail or the
line of march.
Hoiv about that MInto trail?" asked
Judge O'Day. "In going along could
you Bee into the ,woods and see any
chickens or dogs or any cabins along
The witness replied that in some
places it would be possible to do- so,
had there been any dogs to see, but as
a general thing- the trail was through
"In going down to those claims,
further asked the lawyer, "could you
get a horse in there?1
"Not all," replied the witness.
"Do you mean that you could not get
all of the horso in?" The Judge looked
"I mean that you could not get a
horse on all the claims."
Had to Use a Balloon.
"Well," continued the Judge, earnest
ly, "is It not a fact that you couldn't
get a horse into any of those claim's
unless yqu floated him in on a balloon?"
The witness admitted that such was
nearly the case.
On redirect examination Mr. Pritts
stated that he had never seen Wolgam
ot or Mrs. Porter on the land or near
o r Tim ox" nnnther member of tho
Barber party, corroborated the testi
mony of his companions on uio xnp.
Mr. Pierce was recalled for a minute
by the prosecution to Identify Frank
Wolgamot and Mrs. Watson.
"Did you ever see that man?" asked
Mr. Heney, pointing to Mr. Wolgamot.
Mr. Plerco is a little man with the
eye of a hawk, but dimmed by the
passage of time. it , .
"Put your hand on him, he asKea
of the lawyer. Then he took a long
look while Mr. Wolgamot , looked like
he would rather have been some place
Gl"I never did," announced Mr. Pierce,
removing his gaze.
"Mr. Pierce," said Mr. Heney, "did you
ever see this woman before?"
The old woodsman went half way across
the room and leaning across the table,
looked long and earnestly at Mrs. Watson,
while she colored, tried to look dignified
and smiled unwillingly at tho titter in the
"I never did," confessed Mr. Pierce.
"I guess you have seen them about as
often as you have any of the rest of the
farmers around that part ef. the country.,
haven't you?" insinuated Judge O'Day.
"If you mean the farmers you claim to
represent in this trial, I guess I did,"
retorted Pierce. "They were pretty scarce
around those woods."
Surveyor-General on Stand.
John D. Daly, Surveyor-General, was
the next witness. Mr. Daly told minutely
of the geography of the country, of Its
streams and mountains and its beauties
as a Summer resort. He had lived there
for a number of years, but did not re
member of having ever heard of any of
the people mentioned In the list read by
the prosecution. Mr. Daly told of the
snow falling to a depth of as much as
40 feet in some places in the district.
"Did you ever remain there through the
Winter. General?" asked Judgo O'Day so
licitously. "No, sir," replied the witness with em
phasis. "Docs anything live there during the
Winter?" queried the lawyer.
"Nothing but a woodrat or something
like that," answered Mr. Daly. "You
can't find anything in there after the mid
dle of September."
"Did you find any agricultural land
there?" was the next question.
"None," was the answer. "There is no
agricultural land In the township."
The next witness was William M.
Brown, of Leban6n. Mr. Brown is a man
with a decided air, a ministerial garb and
a voice that can be heard In the corners.
"I am now tho postmaster at Lebanon,"
he announced, as he took his place In
front of tho Jury. "I have been, up to the
first of this month, the publisher of the
Lebanon Criterion, since' March, 1S93."
Mr. Brown had been called to prove tho
signatures on some of tho papers sub
mitted as testimony as well as to testify
as to tho proof of publication in the same
cases. The defense was inclined to ad
mit all of the Information without taking
up the time of tho court.
"Can you tell," asked Mr. HalL "from
whom you received the orders for the
proofs of publication?" This was a little
different In sound, and the audience be
gan to listen wnile the attorneys for the
defense pricked up their ears.
Mr. Brown was not sure, but he thought
that tho most of the orders came through
the Oregon City or the Roseburg Land
"Who paid you for the work?" asked
Mr. HalL ,
"I cannot say positively In all cases,"
answered tho witness. "In the case of
the Henry Young claim I received a per
sonal check from William Galloway. In
the case of Alexander Brown, from W.
F. Hammer, the County Clerk of Linn
The Mysterious Letter.
"I would like to have you Identify this
letter from Mr. Hammer." said Mr. HalL
The witness admitted that he had re
"t would like to have this marked as
identified, if the court please," said Mr.
Hall, "and then I want to withdraw It
for the present. Mr. Brown has to go
home and I wish to use tho letter later
"I would like to sec tho letter," said
"You cannot see it now," replied Mr.
Hall, as he put It In his pocket, "not until
I introduce It as evidence."
"Did you ever have any meeting with
Horace McKinley V next queried the pros-,
"He called me up over the phone," com
menced the witness, but was Interrupted
by an objection from the defense. And it
being shown that he had no personal
acquaintance with Mr. McKinley. the wit
ness was excused without cross-examination.
Edwin Hobson. of Eugene, was the last
witness of the day. Hobson is an old
man who has evidently had a little busi
ness transaction at some time with some
of the defendants, for his appearance did
not seem to be appreciated. The wlt-
tCoacioded on Paze Jfij
Zemstvos Are invited to
EXPLAIN THEIR MEMORIAL
Those. Working for Constitu
tion Much Encouraged,
OLD REGIME IS MUCH AMAZED
Minister of the Interior So Deeply
Impresses the" Emperor That He
Desires to Hear Reform
SPECIAL CAB LB.
.ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 26. A tremen
dous sensation has been caused by the
fact that the Czar has received in special
audience four of the most prom!nnt lead
ers of the Zemstvos' conference. The in
vitation to these liberals was secured by
Minister of the Interior Sviatopolk-Mirsky,
who. In presenting to His Majesty tho
memorial prepared by the conference, rec
ommended that tho Czar take up the mat
ter with the Zemstvos' delegation. Ac
cordingly Messrs. Shlkoff, of Moscow; Po
trunkevitch, of Tever; Rodzlmnlko, of
Ekaterinoslav, and Count Heldgen were
commanded to come to.Tsarkoe Selo.
Nothing has become known officially
about what transpired at tho conference,
but. Judging from the editorial tenor of
the government press this morning, con
siderable encouragement must have been
held out by tho Czar to the Zemstvolsts.
The meeting of the "First Russian Con
gress," as tho Zemstvos Convention is
now called, may, indeed, mark the be
ginning of a new era for Russia. Em
peror .Nicholas, initiator of the plan for
universal disarmament, mar turn his
back on the reactionaries and crown his
reign by granting to his subjects the con
stitution which his grandfather had al
ready prepared when he fell by the hand
of an assassin.
At their audience with tho Emperor it is
said tho Zemstvos explained fully their
poeitlon and reiterated the views "ex
pressed by the memorial, that the salva
tion of tho empire from ruin by revolu
tion lay in the adoption of the general
ideas expressed in the memorial.
Emperor Greatly 'impressed.
The Emperor was greatly impressed by
what he heard, and asked many ques
tions. While it is said he gave no Indica
tion, of his purposes, except the sympathy
displayed, tho emissaries, when they re
turned to St. Petersburg, were In high
spirits. The news that the delegation had
been given an audlenco by the Emperor
spread like wildfire through the city to
night, and created tremendous excitement,
rejoicing among the Liberals and amaze
ment among the uncompromising support
ers of the old regime.
Earlier in the day a report was current
that an immediate effect of the Zcmstvo
meeting would likely be tho realization
of the plan for giving two elected Zemst
vos representatives seats la the Council
of the Empire. Oneof the prominent
liberals who participated in the congress
tonight declined to share In the jubilation
of some, of his colleagues, and expressed
the opinion that victory was yet a long
way off, although he said he believed it
was sure to come in the end.
"All the members of the congress," he
said, "are large landed proprietors. A
leveling process which would put the
Mujik on an equality with them must be
prejudicial to their personal interests. In
Russia, men seem anxious to make sac
rifices for an altruistic Ideal. The same
thing happened with the emancipation of
the serfs, in the time of Alexander II.
when many nobles advocated the measure
though it meant practically ruin for them
The Emperor Is said to have been ac
quainted with Interior Minister Svlato-polk-Mlrsky's
irrevocable decision not to
remain in the Ministry If the policy of
liberalism on which he went Into office is
Procurator-General Will Not Talk.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 25. The As
sociated Press correspondent today saw
M. Pobiedonostseff, Procurator-General of
the Holy Synod, who Is credited with hav
ing informed the Emperor, in connection
with the presentation of the Zemstvo me
morial to His Majesty, that no middle
ground is possible at the present moment.
This remarkable man, who has had so
much Influence in the councils of the em
pire. Is now a mere shadow, almost four
-score, and his tall, withered form seemed
bowed beneath the weight of his finely
chiseled, dome-like head. Nevertheless,
fire still smolders in the sunken caverns
of his gray eyes. An Impression of won
derful virility still clings to tho ghost
like figure. He today received the corre
spondent of the Associated Press In a
kindly manner, but absolutely declined to
discuss the Zemstvo movement.
"I am an old man." he said. "Little
time yet remains, but the days and
thoughts still granted me are consecrated
to church affairs. The world concerns
me no longer." .
PICK EXHIBITS FOE FATE..
1905 Officials Confer With Members
of Government Board.
ST. LOUIS. Ma, Nov. 25. SpecIaL
The Government Board of the Lewis and
Clark Exposition met today In the ofiices
of the United States Government build
ing and considered the display to be made
at that Exposition. All the members of
the Government Board. were la attend
ance with the exception of Dr. F-. W.
True, representing the Smithsonian In
stitute. At the meeting there were pres
ent: H. W. Goede. president, and Colonel
Henry Doech, director of exhibits of the
Lewis and Clark Exposition. Theso offi
cials' pointed out the displays at the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition which
they desired especially to. procure for
ELECTION JUDGES AXKESTED.
Colorado Supreme Court Again Con
siders Denver Case. "
DENVER, Nov. 25. Two more arrests
on Supreme Court warrants charging con
tempt were made today as an outgrowth
of the legal contest over the recent elec
tion In Denver. Thomas Culp and Frank
McMahan, Democratic election judges,
were brought before the court by a spe
cial officer and released in bonds of $1000
The court has also granted a commit
tee of Republicans permission to copy the
names from poll books of the election.
When a complete copy has been made,
the Republicans will begin a canvass of
the city for the purpose of ascertaining
the extent of the fraud they charge was
committed on election day. Certain pro
posed contests will depend upon the re
The attorneys for the Republican City
and County Committee also filed a brief
with the court in support of their request
to have the ballots from Precinct 7 of
Ward 8 thrown out on the ground that a
number of straight Democratic ballots
were substituted for ' Republican ballots
after tho box was opened at the closing
of the polls.. Tho Republicans contend
that the court has the power to take the
course asked. If successful in their con
tention, the Republicans, It is rumored,
will come before the court with a plea
to have entire precincts In other wards
thrown out. The court set Wednesday,
November 30, as the day for hearing ar
guments on the application.
Democrats Want to Go Back to Bryan
INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 25. Democratic
National Committeemen Sullivan, of Illi
nois; .Ryan of Wisconsin; Blllups of Okla
homa; Roth well of Missouri and Senator
Dubois, representing National Committee
man Donnoly, of Idaho, have swooped
down on Chairman Taggart at French
Lick and urged him to define the policy
that he would pursue for building up the
party In the coming four years. They
were emphatic in the declaration there
should be a return to Bryan and the prin
ciples ' that Bryan advocates. Taggart
said it was too early to consider policies.
IBSEN" IS VERY ILL.
Heart Is Troubling Him, and There
Is Little Hope of His Recovery.
LONDON, Nov. 26. Helnrich Ibsen,
according to a dispatch from Stock
holm to the Chronicle, has had several
attacks of, heart trouble. His condi
tion Is dangerous, and there is little
hope of his recovery, although he was
somewhat better on Thursday.
Believe Young Man Lies.
REDDING, Cab. Nov. 2S. The local .of
ficers ho'have been at work jnce last
midnight oa tho caee of an alleged' at?
tempt to wreck and rob the Oregon Ex
press near Keswick last night have be
come almost thoroughly convinced this
morning that the tale of D. V. Barth, the
young man who flagged tho train by burn
ing newspapers is untrue. Barth was put
in jail this morning and will be held until
something more definite can be learned
of the affair.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPEB
TODATS Rain; southeasterly wind.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum ' temperature, 03
des.; minimum, 46. Precipitation, 0.31 Inch.
Csar receives four representatives of Zemstvos,
and those working for a constitution greatly
rejoice. Page 1.
Ten thousand surrlrors ox Turkish rasas aero
are In sore straits. Page 3.
Toklo orders Port Arthur be taken, no matter
what tho cost. Page 3.
General attach Is probably In progress at Port
Arthur. Page 3.
Son-in-law of Marquis Ito declares apparent
delay of Oyama ls for atrategic reasons.
Russians find water problem at llukden a
ssriocs one. Page 3.
Russian ships begin passage of Suez Canal.
General Chaffee recommends Vancouver mili
tary reservation be enlarged, ana. estimates
cost of land at 530,000. Page 6.
Senate committee considering means to develop
merchant marine calls in naval and postal
officers. Page 0.
Government '05 Fair Board begins selection of
exhibits at St. Louis. Page 1.
Com m U 1 oner Richards Is coming to Portland
to testify in land-fraud case. Page 14.
Roosevelt travenea four states en route to St.
Louis; and Is everywhere warmly received.
Federation of Labor decides against Brewery
Workers' Union on all but qne minor point.
Jimmy Michael, the noted bicycle rider, died on
liner while en route to America. Page 6.
Commercial aad Ma rise.
General Improvement In industrial lines. Page
San Francisco SfTfulatie markets duir. Page
Rains in Argentina cause higher 0;eatrPriceArf
fage 15. ;
Steel stocks reach high records. Page 15.
Steamer Ellerlc"' will receive Oriental cargo
here. Page. C
Death of a passenger on the Alliance. Page 5.
Schooner Honolpa may go on drydock. Page 5.
Malheur County Court declares late prohibition
election Illegal. Page 4.
Oregon prune exhibit at the St. Louis Exposi
tion brings quick returns. Page 4.
Annual 5". II. C A. Convention of Idaho and
Oregon in session vat Sclera. Page 5.
Dominion Government steamer Quadra has sot
been heard from'for three weeks. Page 4.
Walter McCreedie- will buy interest in Port
land baseball club. Page 1.
Browns take a game from the pennant-winners.
Only ono favorite wins in both Oakland and
Los Angeles races. Page 9.
Portland mad Vicinity.
National Grange Convention comes to a dose.
Grand Jury- Is considering the Blazler case.
' Page 1L
Portland the new Mecca of exposition people.
Climax Is reached In famous land-fraud case.
Mayor Williams waits for additional evidence
before flllng charges against City Engineer.
Legislators fight shy 'of Charter Board meeting.
X E. S. Wood addresses Woman's Club .on
"Economic Freedom." "Page 10.
Federated .Trade Council-continues to advo
cate Us peace-"'.' P.1L,
QNE BIG OVATION
Roosevelt is 'Very Cor
TRAVERSES FOUR STATES
President Makes a Number of
APPRECIATES HIS BIG VOTE
Asked What's the Matter With Ohio,
He Replies It Is All Right, and
Laughingly Inquires About
INDIANAPOLIS. Nov. 25. After trav
ersing Pennsylvania, West Virginia,
Ohio and Indiana, President Roosevelt Is
speeding across Illinois toward St. Louis,
where, for two days, ho and his party will
be the guests of the officers of the Louis
iana Purchase Exposition. During the
ride from "Washington to Indianapolis, the
President was received everywhere with
enthusiasm. Since daylight today, every
station through which the special passed
was thronged with people anxious to catch
a glimpse of the President. Stops were
made only at given stations, and at some
of them hundreds had gathered to greet
the President and show their kindly feel
ing for him. ,
Both to tho members of his party on
the train and to the people, President
Roosevelt expressed tho sincere pleasure
he has felt in thus coming into closo touch
with those whom ho likes to regard as
The President thoroughly enjoyed the
rest he had today, which was spent chief
ly In reading and in chatting with Mrs.
Roosevelt. At nearly every station, -where
the train slowed down, tho President ap
peared on the rear platform of his car
and bowed acknowledgment to tho cheer
ing of tho people. At Pittsburg, where
the train stopped for a few minutes, the
.station was thronged, but only a fraction
'of the crowd was permitted on--the plat
form near the train, To theta the Pres
ident expressed his pleasure at the oppor
tunity afforded to see them, and added
"You may depend on it, I will do all
that in me lies to show you that you
made no mistake on November 8."
"While the train ran through Pittsburg,
President Roosevelt remained on the rear
platform of his car bowing" and ( waving
his hat to the people. Tho windows of
factories and shops along the line were
filled with faces of workmen who cheered
and waved hats.
, At Steubenvllle, O., the station platform
was banked with men, women and chil
dren, most of whom waved American
Live Coon Given. President.
A live coon was presented to the Presi
dent at Dennlson, where the special
stopped for a few minutest. After the
President had greeted the people, a man
swung the coon over the railing of the
car platform and shouted: "Take him;
he will bring you good luck."
"When the President laughed and shook
his head depreciatingly, the man again
shouted: "You must take him. I am a
lifelong Democrat, and I wish you good
Attached to the chain around the ani
mal's neck was a card bearing this in
scription: - "Compliments of Tuscarawas County,
Ohio. Plurality for Roosevelt, 2224; for
Bryan, 513. Presented by P. O. 8 trope,
The coon will be taken to "Washington
and placed In the National Zoological
"When the train pulled into the station
at Columbus, the President's car was sur
rounded by an immense crowd. The Pres
ident was cheered heartily as he stepped
on the platform. He said:
"I want to say what a pleasure It Is to
me to be traveling through your great
state, and perhaps you will pardon me for
saying It, I enjoyed even more what you
did on November &."
Governor Herri ck and Mayor Jeffries
entered the car and formally extended to
the' President the greetings of the people
of the "state. A woman In, the crowd
handed a member of the party a 'bunch
of American Beauty soses for Mrs.
The President briefly addressed an en
thusiastic crowd in the station at Rich
mond, Ind. "When he appeared on the
car platform he glanced toward the end
of the station, where people still were
hurrying toward the car.
President of All Americans.
"Walt until all get here," he remarked.
"I want to say what a pleasure It Is to
be- here. It has been some time since I
was In Richmond, but I always cherish
the warmest memories of my visit to your
beautiful city. You must allow me to
say that, naturally, X am very much
pleased to be going through Indiana, in
view of the way it looked at me a couple
of weeks ago. Now, gentlemen, the elec--llon
is over. I am President of all the"
country, of all Americans of whatever
party, and so far as strength. Is given me
I shall try to be a good and decent Pres
ident for the next four years."
The special train arrived In the station
at Indianapolis at 8 o'clock and remained
for ten minutes. President Roosevelt stood
on the platform of his car bowing to the
people. "When the applause had subsided,
the President expressed his pleasure of
beta? able to visit Indianapolis.
"I have always thought a great deal of
Indiana, and I now have reason to think
store of Jmt tkaa ever. I tiaak you aH,
for coming- out to- see mo here, and 1
assure you that I appreciate It."
"What's the matter with Ohio?" yelled
some one in tho crowd.
- "Not a thing," answered the President
"and X want to tell you that there are a
lot of other good ones."
What's tht Matter With Missouri?
Leaning: over the rail, the President
asked: "What's the matter with Mis
souri?" Deafening cheers greeted the Question.
After exchanging a few pleasantries with
the people and blddng them good night,
the President retired to his stateroom
amid tremendous cheering. At this Junc
ture Captain. Harry 13. New, vice-chairman
of the National Republican Commit
tee, hurried through the gates and ran
toward the special train. The crowd re
mained at the station and cheered the
train until it had disappeared.
PRESIDENT AT ST. LOUIS.
Extraordinary Guarding of Train for
Last Fifteen Miles of Journey.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 26. President Roose
velt's special train arrived at The Wil
lows. 111., a few miles east of East St.
Louis, at 3 o'clock this morning. ,
Instead of going over Ead3 bridge and
through the tunnel beneath several of the
down-town streets of St. Louis, which
would have been unpleasant for the party,
the President's special went by way of
The Willows, a station near East St.
Liouis, where the Vandalia tracks cross
those of the Illinois Transfer Company,
over which the train was taken to the
east approaches of the Merchants' bridge,
across that structure and then down the
Illinois Central tracks along the Missis
sippi River to the St. Louis terminal
yards. Two hundred and fifty men with
lanterns guarded the tracks. Fifty of the
men were uniformed policemen and the
others employes of the St. Louis Terminal
Company. From The Willows to the
World's Fair grounds, a dlstanco of 15
miles, the men were close enough to see
each other's lanterns. At every switch
two special watchmen were stationed.
From the terminal yards the special was
taken through the Union Station yards,
where It arrived at 3:10 A. M., to Union
boulevard, the junction of the Wabash
and Rock 'island Railways, where the spe
cial was taken In charge by the latter
company and brought to the Administra
tion entrance of the Exposition grounds.
LARGE CROWD AT PITTSBURG
President Is Enthusiastically Cheered,
and Makes a S'lort Speech.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Nov. 25. The special
train bearing President Roosevelt and
party en route to St. Louis, reached Pitts
burg at 10:35 A. M. and left over the Pan
handle road for St. Louis ten minutes
Just before leaving the President
came out on the rear platform and
made a short address.
A large squad of police and detectives
were present, and only the newspaper
men and the employes were permitted
within thatralnshed. A large crowd gath
ered between the depot and tralnshed, and
as the President passed from the depot he
Was enthusiastically cheered.
The run from Washington to Pittsburg
was made at an average speed of not
more-than--5 miles an hour,, and -through
the mountains today the speed of the
train sometimes did not exceed 10 or 12
miles an hour. Throughout the trip the
greatest precautions were taken to elim
inate the chances of accidents.
President Roosevelt and the members of
his family accompanying- him retired soon
after the train left Washington. "When
they arose this morning they looked out
on the Western foothills of the Allegheny
Mountains, capped with snow. It had
grown perceptibly colder during the night,
and the day opened dark and gloomy.
At several places in Western Pennsyl
vania crowds had assembled at the sta
tions to greet the President, but they
were afforded no opportunity to see him,
as no stops were made except at the ends
of divisions. The people cheered and
waved flag3, however, as the train passed.
To Look After President's Safety.
ST. LOUIS, Nov. 25. Over 1000 Se
cret Service men will look after ta
President's safety while he remains in
H0MESEEKE3L WILL BENEHT.
Newlands Sure Work of Late Irriga
tion Congress Will Count.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. Senator New
lands, of Nevada, has arrived in Wash
ington, having attended the National Irri
gation Congress at El Paso, en route. He
regards the congress as one of the most
Important yet held, and says it will be
"It practically settled the controversy
between New Mexico and Texas," said the
Senator, "and the international contest
between the United States and Mexico as
to the waters of the Rio Grande by bring-
Ins the delegates from New Mexico. Texas
and Mexico into agreement as to the loca
tion of the greater dam and reservoirs at
Elephant Buttes, In New Mexico. It de
clared by an overwhelming vote In favor
of William E. Smythe's resolution for
folding the remaining public domain for
actual seruers ana nomeseexers Dy ine
repeal of the timber and stone act, the
desert land act and the commutation
clause of the homestead act; and recom
mending in lieu thereof the sale of
stumpage, the receipts to go into the
reclamation fund, and the passage of a
desert act with liberal provisions as to
"It also advocated Mr. Smythe's reso
lution favoring the co-operation of the
states with the Federal- Government in
the work of reclamation by the organiza
tion of irrigation districts under the state
laws and advice of the United States
reclamation service as to plans and Its
supervision as to construction. The Union
of the Federal and State forces would
thus enable the negotiation of bonds by
the districts for reservoir and storage
"I was particularly struck by the clear
expositions made at the congress by the
members of the reclamation, forestry and
weather services of the scientific labors.
"I think that the work now being dona
by the reclamation service will do much
to Instruct us as to the ability of the
whole people through their Government to
do things heretofore 'regarded as exclu
sively within the domain of private en
terprise. "The success of this work will depend,
as heretofore, on the exemption of this
service from partisan, factional or sec
tional Influence. The growing favor with
which the work of this service is regarded
by the West Is doing much to convince
the people of the ability of Uncle Sam to
"The next congress will be held at Port
land. Or., at the time of the Lewis and
Clark Exposition, and will. I am sure, be
a great success."
Noted Safeblower Hanged.
BIRiONGHAM. Ala., Nov. 25. Frank
Duncan, the noted safeblower and mur
derer of - Policeman G. W. Klrkley, was
banzed here today.
Walter McCreedie to Be
BASEBALL DEAL IS ON
Interest in Portland Franchise
Will Bring $6000.
BEN ELY MAY BE SECRETARY
Popular ex-RIghtflelder of Irawne t
Be Manager of 1905 Team W.
W. McCreedie, of Vancouver,
Sit up, ye baseball fans, and- take notice,
for Walter (Judge) McCreedie, who, until
he refused to accept a reduction In sal
oryK was rlghtflelder on the local team.
Is to become part owner and manager of
the Portland baseball team for 1903. It
is true that the deal Is not consummated,
but unless there is a hitch In the deal
today, Walter McCreedie and his uncle.
Judge William W. McCreedie. will ba
owners of the Portland franchise.
Ever since it became evident that the
local club would quit the season loser, a
thing which was patent from the very be
ginning of the season, owing: to the "way
the club affairs were managed, there has
been talk of a probable sale of the club.
It has been known for the past week
that there were several persons after the
franchise, but those who were In a po
sition to know all things and to have a
hand in the sale of the franchise were
delightfully noncommittal. It was ru
mored that the Grants were, to buy the
club; then whisper had It that there was
a San Francisco capitalist that wanted
the club, and there was a hoarse ha! ha!
that the present mamagement would cling
to things. All this fell upon the ears
and before the eyes of the, local fans with
out causing a tremor of Interest.
Of the actual facts of the deal little is
known at this late hour. Tho way the
deal stood yesterday was this: Walter
(Judge) McCreedie is to invest 12500 In the
club and is to be manager, and his uncle,
Judge W. W. McCreedie, is either, to in
vest ?3S00 or S4500 ln the club. So far so
good. The unfinished business Is the
question of retaining the present $resf
deufor the" club as secretary. IT the Mc
Creedies get the team it is hard to fig
ure out just how they can retain him. It
was on his account that McCreedie quit
the team. It was he who Imposed a fine
of $100 on McCreedie and ordered his sus
pension because he refused to accept a
reduction in salary and play the rest of
the season. McCreedie had even threat
ened to sue Ben Ely for $3000 damages, and
openly declared his opinion of the man
who Is at the head of the club.
The sale of the team to the McCreedles
will bo a popular one. McCreedie, the
player. Is well liked in Portland and
among all the players In the Pacific Coast
League. He is a sober, steady and a.
gentlemanly ballplayer. He has a host of
friends among the fans and he knows
ballplayers. His uncle, W. W. McCree
die, Is a highly respected attorney at
Vancouver and Is equally well known in
Portland. Judge McCreedie was called
up by long-distance telephone last night.
He admitted that he and his nephew had
the purchase of the Portland franchise
under consideration, but stated that the
deal was not completed.
LIKELY TO VISIT AMERICA.
bancanshlre Cotton Men Would Tour
the Southern States.
SPECIAL CAB LB.
LONDON, Nov. 26. It is probable that
the Lancashire Cotton Association will
accept the invitation extended by the
municipalities, Cotton Exchanges and
Chambers of Commerce to visit the South
ern States. Some objection is made, how
ever, to tho acceptance of tho Invitation
on the ground that the New England and
Southern Manufacturers' Associations are
not concerned in it.
It has been urged by some Lancashire
manufacturers that the Invitation is in the
Interest of American growers and ln oppo
sition to British cotton-growers. But this
suggestion does not seem to have great
support in view of the heartiness of th
invitation, the zeal with which it is
pressed and the high character of those
responsible for It. The prevailing Idea Is
that nothing but good could come of an.
Interchange of courtesies between people'
so closely associated.
MAY ENTER THE CABINET.
Bonaparte Is Mentioned for Secretary I
of the Interior.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 25. (Special.)
Charles J. Bonaparte, a leading lawyer
of Maryland, Is favorably mentioned as a
possible member of the pew Cabinet. He
is a great civil service reformer, a per
sonal friend of the President and the
only Republican Presidential elector In
that state. He was selected by the Pres
ident to aid in the Investigation of post
office frauds and later was sent-West to
investigate timber and land frauds. His
name Is mentioned for the Interior De
partment. HEINZE AGAIN SC0EES.
Judge Revokes Order Enjoining Him
From Working Mine.
BUTTE, Mont, Nov. 25. Judge Wil
liam Clancy today signed an order re
voking his restraining- ordec issued a
week ago, enjoining F. Augustus
Helnze from working the Minnie Healey
copper mine as the result of the suit
brought by the Amalgamated Copper
Company to recover $1,000,000 for ore
alleged to have been stolen.
Judge Clancy, In his statement, de
clares that he was not In. passesslon of
all the facts when he issued the restraining-
order. About 1000 men are afv