VOL. XIIV.-N.O 13,720. PORTLAOT, OREGON, TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1904. PRICE FIVE CENTS. NT By POINT .Net is Weaving Around Defendants. GOOD CASE BEING MADE Damaging Evidence Is Given in LanckConspiracy Case. BROSECUTJON WINNING OUT Chicago Hotclkeeper Goes on Stand land Gives Sensational Testimony In Regard to Actions of Puter . and Mrs. Watson. scathing arraignment of "Captain" S. B; Ormsby, of Salem, formerly forest su perintendent, -who was accused by Francis J. Henejr as being a conspirator against the Government, a perjurer and one who of right should have been indicted with the rest of the defendants in the present conspiracy trial, was sprung by the prose cutlon yesterday. The discovery of an other name for S. A. D. Puter and Mrs Emma L. "Watson was made public, and the .story of their arrest in Chicago under the. assumed relation of man and wife and while passing as Mr. and Mrs. Potter. The prosecution Is quietly, steadily and remorselessly weaving a chain of evl dcnce around the defendants which would seem to be unbreakable to a mind not yersed In the escapements provided by the loopholes of the law. Point after point of objection and protest Is being raised by the defense as the trial drags on, and . Invariably the ruling is in favor of the prosecution. Piece by piece the testimony Is being plied up, the loose ends are being united, as promised by the counsel for the Government, and with many more witnesses to come It looks to the spec tator as though the defense would have to have sharp evidence and a very acute rebuttal to snap the cords and free their clients.. The session opened yesterday morning fey the prosecution recalling G. R Ogden tho -clerk In the registry department of the General Land Office, to identify the rpnnrtn and affidavits of S. B. Ormsby. -.' Mr: Ogden told of how he had sent C. EL vLoomis to the contested claims in town ship 11 south, range 1 cast, to report on the validity of the entries and Improve ments; of how the report had come back :sschlv favorable, hut not satisfactory. ' 'Snd.h'ow ho had directed, at the order of theJdeoartment that S. B. Ormsby make a Supplementary report covering the same ground as that taken by Loomls. After having established the fact by the -witness that Ormsby had been eent out on a special mission hy the department and was therefore qualified to take an am davit under the ruling of the Interior .Deoartment Mr. Heney asked that the affidavits and report of the forest super intendent be placed in evidence. Counsel for the defense objected on the ground that the evidence -was immaterial and did not tend to connect the defendants in any . -way with the facts charged in the indict ment "We expect to show," said Mr. Heney. In answering the objections, "that S. B. Ormsby was! sent out by the Government on this mission of Investigation: that he made false and fraudulent reports to the department representing that the land had been cultivated and the claims im proved when they had not; that he was, in fact, a conspirator with these defend ants, and had been induced by them to make false and fraudulent affidavits in Runnort of his report and their allegations, He is-, a conspirator, and should have been Indicted at the same' time with these de fendants, and he is now facing the trial for his offense.' The introduction of the evidence was allowed by the court and the report was then read in the case of all the claims under present consideration. The Teports submitted to the department by Ormsby were practically the same as those made urevlous to that time oy u i. ioomis, the special agent who made false repre sentations to the department, and covered the same ground as to improvements and cultivation. Made Bogus Report. In the Emma Porter claim the superln tendent reported that four acres had been put under cultivation, that there was over an acre in garden and all was fenced with a good pole-and-brush fence. There were two log houses reported, ail lm provements being valued at $300. On the Wnlsramot -claim, so Mr. Ormsby said. there had heen live acres cleared and a good log house had been built. The garden " had been cultivated recently and all im nriavements wero 'valued at ?500 when made. Mr. Heney next brought out the letter written by Senator John H. Mitchell to Singer Hermann, in which were inclosed the affidavits of Emma watson ana a. a. D Pater In regard to the 12 claims held up by the department on suspicion. The personal letter from the Senator had asked Mr. Hermann to take speedy actios on the claims if possible and see that they were expedited in their passage ihrrmrh the office. aciv Ogden identified the letters as hav fnsrbcen seen and handled by him. ""JVere those letters considered in the passage of the claims through the office to final patent?" asKeo. air. ieney "Yep," answered the witness, "they were taken Into consideration in "making the final papers." Judge Pipes objected to the introduction of the papers on the ground that they were- Immaterial. Mr. Heney took the opposite view of the matter, however. "Our position in tho matter is this." he said: "The evidence of Hermann sufficiently establishes th authority of Mitchell in transferring the papers so that his act in the transmission is. in effect, their act. My purpose in of fering the letters is to show that the affidavits were Used with the knowledge of Puter and "Watson: that they were in; . troduced with the assistance of Mitchell. and that the fact of their being found In the office is proof that the defendants are connected with them and through them with the conspiracy." Tho letters were admitted. A. S. Dresser, of Oregon City, was called hy the prosecution. Mr. Dresser testified that he was the Register of the Oregon City land Office. He produced i the original patents issued in the cases . Mattie 8. LawelL, William McLaughlin, A. O. Austin, J. R, Foster, James "Wake field, Christie E. Xiangham and James A. Taylor. 'We now take up the track of the seven ciflfrrtfl other than those accounted for and transferred to Emma I. "Watson," said Mr. Hall, who read the dates and signatures In niacins them in evidence. Each was signed by T. Roosevelt, Presi dent. "I don't suppose that you claim the President was one of the conspirators?" Interrupted Judge O'Day. Mr. Hall looked surprised. "WelL" explained counsel for the de fense, "I Just saw the name of the Presi dent as another officer of the Government, and thought maybe he might be one of the conspirators; everyone else seems to be." "It the counsel won't get . facetious," said Mr. Hall gravely, "we will find con spirators enough to satisfy even him be fore we are done with the case." Offer Deed in Evidence. The prosecution then offered a certified copy of a deed from "William McLaughlin to George A. Howe, transferring a quar ter section of land for $640. Upon the ob jection of tho defense Mr. Hall stated that he wished to show by the introduc tion of the. deeds from the seven home steaders whose patents had Just been of fered In evidence that the claims hai -all been transferred to Howe, who was a fic titious person. "Is It another Government officer?" sneered Judge O'Day. "Do you want me to state?" asked Mr. Hall, turning on his interrupter omin ously. "I don't want to prejudice your case until I bring the evidence out in regular order, but If you want xne to tell you I can do so at this time." There was a quiet twinkle In Mr. Dres ser's eye as he sat on the witness-stand. and Judge O Day subsided into his chair and said nothing. "I don't think that It Is at all material." Interposed Judge Pipes, coming to the res cue of his colleague. "By this testimony," said Mr. Hall, ad dressing the court, "I will show that the conspirators traveled under another name." Tho court admitted the evi dence. As the next link in the chain the prose cution introduced a deed from George A. Howe to Horace G. McKInley. which was witnessed by Dan W. Tarpley and trans ferred a part of the land acquired under the preceding transaction. In explaining this move the prosecution showed that it would prove that the land secured from the Government in town ship 11 "south, range 7 east, had been at last relinquished again to the Government and land of value taken In lieu had been secured, by the transaction. Mr. Hall, In stating the point, said: we do not intend to allege that the Government was defrauded except In township 11 south, range 7 east "We will show that they deeded these lands from a fictitious person and others to a fictitious person, by which, means ownership in otner property was gained." "You can show." said the court, in rul ing on the objection, "that tho Govern ment was defrauded In 11-7. If you can show that these lands were sold for cash you might show conspiracy to defraud the Government." J. H. Booth, the Receiver of the Rose- burg land Office, was next called. He had been acquainted with McKInley since 1S83 or 1900. He had had correspondence. witn mm m relation to land, anc ldentl fied his signature. The witness also iden tlfled -papers submitted hy the prosecu tfo'n as an application of George A. Howe for selection of lieu lajid from base in township 11 south, rangj. Thrse papere were uifo laenunea oy special in spector A. R. Green and H. J. Coleman and George R. Ogden, land Office clerks. Miss Wyman on Stand. The prosecution evidently thought that the Jury was tired of Its line of evidence, for the subject was changed and Miss Ella Wyman was called to the stand. The witness stated that she was the proprietor of a small hotel on Dearborn avenue, In Chicago, and had been for the past six years. Have you ever seen the defendant. S. A. D. Puter?" asked Mr. Heney. indi cating the defendant. The witness identi fied him. "Have you ever seen that lady over there?" further queried the lawyer. The answer was affirmative. "Where did you see them and when?" asked Mr. Heney. "I saw them both together. They came to my hotel on March 30. of this year," answered tho witness. "They came to the hotel," continued the witness, while her cheeks grew pink, "and asked for rooms. I asked them -for ref erences and they said they had Jiist reached the city and could not give any. They gave their name as Mr. and Mrs. Potter, and he said he was In the mining business." "What else?" asked Mr. Heney, as the witness-paused. "Potter gave me a $100 bill," continued Miss "Wyman, -"and I asked for a lesser amount. The lady replied, . 'I have the correct amount, dear and gave It to me. They remained until the morning 'of April 2." "Is that all," asked Mr. Heney. "Did they ask anything about their apart ment?" "Yes," answered the witness! 'There were twin beds in the room, and Mr. Pot ter asked for a large bed. I bad the por ter make tho change." "What else do you remember, prompt ed the prosecution, -as Miss Wyman paused again. "They lived there until Captain Porter, of the Secret Service, called and arrested Mrs. Potter," answered tho witness. "Wo will call Andrew Jackson," an nounced the prosecution. Judge O'Day cleared his throat "I thought Andrew was dead," ho said, while tho bailiff rapped for order and a col ored youth held up his hand to be sworn. This witness corroborated the testi mony of Miss .Wyman, he being an em ploye in her house. Captain Porter Called. Captain Thomas I. Porter, who had been with the Secret Service of tho Treas ury Department for IS years, was the next witness. Tho Captain Is a white-haired man in as much as he has hair. He wears glasses and his eyes beam out with the' true Sher lock Holmes beam. The Captain told of having followed Puter through Chicago and of the arrest of Mrs. Watson. "I have seen Puter before," said the Captain, using short sentences. "I saw him at Chicago, at the Wells-Fargo Express officei on Dearborn street. It was April 1. I was -watching for him to come. I expected him to call for an express package. Ho came and talked to the clerk." The detective then told of his having followed Puter through many streets to the Hotel Grace. "It was just before dark." lie said. "Puter went inside with a pasteboard box. I left for ten minutes, leaving Gorman to watch. I went in and looked at the register. I saw the name of S. A. D. Puter. I know It was the man I wanted because It was not the last name, hut had been written re- ' cently. He occupied room 113. I went outside and waited. Puter came out carryinsr a telescope. It was heavy bo cause he put it down three times in frolnir a block." The witness then told of having XCOKcludcd ea Pajc 10.) FOR RIVER WORK House Committee Framing Bill. COLUMBIA IS IK FAVOR Is Classed as One of the Most Important Improvements. WILL BE TAKEN CARE OF FIRST Coming Session of Congress Will De termine Once for AH Whether The Dalles-Celilo Canal Is to Be a Continuing Project. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington, Nov. 28. Tho House committee on rivers and harbors held a preliminary meeting today to prepare a bljl which will be ready for presentation to the House before the Christmas recess. The meas ure was discussed only in a general way, but an agreement was leached that the more important projects would be taken care of first by the committee and the less important afterward. Representative Jones, of Washington, will look after the Interests of the Columbia River, the im provement of which means so much to his constituents in Washington. Members of tho committee who were seen today were of opinion that the Columbia project prop erly came within the classification of Im portant, and It will be along those con sidered first. Mr. Jones was present today. In addi tion to caring for the Columbia River work, Mr. Jones will control to a large de gree appropriations for Improvements in the State of Washington. It has been definitely determined that a river and harbor bill shall be passed at the approaching session of Congress. Chairman Burton decided, to get his com mittee together in advance of tho con vening of3ongress, so as to complete work on the. bill and have it ready to present td the House Just before the holiday recess. Once the bill id called up la the House it will take but a. short time to get It though that body, and it will go through In practically the shape in which the commltteo reports It. In the Senate, however, there is likely to be considerable discussion of various features -of the measure, and there la apt. before the bill reaches the Senate, to be considerable" discussion and amendment by the Senate committee. Tne senate will, of course, pass the bill about as it comes from the Committee on Commerce, with probably a few amendments, in creasing Individual appropriations. Then it will be a question of holding the Sen ate Increases In the "bill, and this win- have to be done by the combined efforts of the various members of delegations whose states are Interested. No Bill tor Three Years. There has been no river and harbor bill for three years, and there will probably not be another until the short session of the fifty-ninth Congress. Therefore the appropriations to be made this winter will be of sufficient size to continue work for two years to come, commencing July 1, 1903. Four years ago Senator Tom Carter, of Montana, angry because the Western men were unable tb secure the enactment of a national irrigation law, vented his spite by talking the river and harbor bill to death, at the close of the short ses sion of the fifty-sixth Congress. There is little probability that any such tactics will be resorted to by disgruntled Sena tors this year, though there is always a possibility of defeating a bill of this char acter in a short session: There has of late grown up a sentiment against enact ing river and harbor legislation in the long session, as it is the session imme diately preceding elections, and members do not, like to go before the people with a freBh record of expenditures .that will surely be termed "extravagant" by tho opposition. That is why river and har bor bills are now put over until the short session. It should be said, In passing, that the appropriation for continuing the Jetty Improvement at the mouth of the Colum bla River will not be made In the river and harbor bill, as this is a "continuing project," appropriated for each year in the sundry civil bill. The coming session will determine once for all whether The Dalles-Celilo canal project Is intended to be a continuing project. By some it Is contended it is such; Chairman Burton of the House committee says It Is not. It Is highly, de sirable that this should be made a con tlnulng project, if it is not one already, for once it enters this class there is sure to be adequate appropriations made for carrying on the work each year, irrespec tive of whether or not Congress passes a river and harbor bill. All continuing projects are appropriated for yearly, and enough money is always made available to continue work without cessation until the project is completed. It may require special legislation to make The Dalles-Celilo canal a continu lng project. If so. the members of the Oregon delegation will endeavor to se cure the enactment of such legislation. MORTON MAY SUCCEED SHAW Secretary ef Navy Well Suited for the Treasury Pertfello. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash ington, Nov. 28. According to current rumor, Paul Morton, now Secretary of the. Navy. Is to be made Secretary of th Treasury when the new Cabinet is formed next March, It being generally understood that Secretary Shaw will retire at the close of this Administration. One thing is certain; if the next Secretary of the Treasury is to be picked from the present Cabinet, no man is so well qualified for the office as Morton. Morton has had more practical experience with big finan cial concerns and Is more familiar with up-to-date financial methods than any other Cabinet officer. Combined with this qualification, he has a fund of good, hard sense and is reliable to the extreme. He it was who a few years ago success fully accomplished, the supposedly impos sible task of financing the Santa Fe Rail road and placing It upon a sound basis. Certainly a man who can accomplish such a result can fill the office of Secretary of khe Treasury. In this same connection it Is rumored that Victor Metcalf, of California, the present Secretary of Commerce and La bor, is to succeed Secretary Hitchcock as head of the Interior Department. The change would be very acceptable for Mr. Metcalf, not alono because It would take hint out of the Junior Cabinet office and promote him two places, but because It would bring him in touch with work with wnich he Is more familiar than he is wit hthe work of .the Commerce Depart ment. City of Seattle Wins In Supreme Court OREGONIAN NEW3 BUREAU Wash ington Nov. 28. The Supreme Court to day reversed the decision of the lower court in the case of the City of Seattle vs. Daniel Helleher, administrator of the es tate of John W. Thompson, deceased. The question at issue was tho right of the city to assess property for 'street and sidewalk Improvements- in what Is known as the Maynard donation claim and addi tions thereto in that city. The lower court declared that the city had not the power to make such assessment, but the Supreme Court today declared that It had under the act of the State Legislature. Rural Carriers for Hiilsboro. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash ington, Nov. 2S. Edward B. Pale was to day appointed regular and Sidney J. Tal bot substitute rural carrier on route No. 3, Hiilsboro. Or. SINGULAR FATAL ACCIDENT. Explosion on .Launch Belonging to Torpedo-Boat Causes, Two Deaths. PORTSMOUTH, England, Now 28. A singular accident, resulting in the death Nof two men and injuries to a number of qthenv occurred in Portsmouth harbor to day. Two launches belonging to the Brit- J-lsh torpedo-schoolship "Vernon were -en gaged in an Instructional course of sweep ing the harbor mines, when suddenly an xploslon'bccarred pn one of the launches.. wuicn immediately same xnpse wno were on board of her were thrown Into the water and were rescued with difficulty. The second launch was so seriously dam aged that she sank. . The official reporC Fays . the explosion was due to an ira?J-ecesjacl effort to fire a countermining explosive .charge used during the weeping operations. CONTEXTS OE, TODAY'S PAPER The -Weather. TODATS ShirsrnrouUieait winds. YESTERDAY S Maximum temperature. B3 dtg.; minimum. 40. Precipitation, 0.09 Inch. Natleaal. House river and harbors committee begins -work on bill to be presented to Congress, and regards the Columbia. River as one of .the most Important projects. Page 1. Morton may zacceed Shaw as Secretary of the Treasury. Page 1. Russia, accepts Invitation of .America, to nego tiate an arbitration treaty. Page 6. Circuit Judge Morrow decides the Interstate Commerce Commission cannot fix rates. In deciding famous sugar case. Page 6. Secretary of- War .Taft. in his anniial report. urges tariff rates charged Philippines be reduced. Page C. Domestic. Herr Most, the anarchist leader, la arrested by St. Louis ponce when he .attempts to hold a meeting Page 1. Adams doe not take threats of ' Republicans seriously,- ana prepares to vctoe to Denver to oecame uovernor. .rage a. Suit for $100,000. borrowed money, against prominent Cleveland, O., woman creates sensation; one .bask concludes ' to close. Page 4. Roosevelt's Trip. President Roosevelt makes few stops on his homeward Journey. Page 4. Woman artist who tried, to gain an audience with the President at St. Louis Is released. Page 4. RHuse-Jap&nese War. Marines at Odessa muUny, 25 are killed, 100 wounded. Page- 4. Japanese ore making progress in assault on Port Arthur. Page 4. Russia and Britain both want an American otflcer of high rank on the North Sea Com mission. Page 4. Frequent nitlrmlshlng continues to be the rule at the Sbakhe. Page 4. Pacific Coast. Supreme Court decides in Ka up I sen Creamery caze. Page 7. Governor, hearing convict s record, revokes pardon almost delivered. Page 7. Sports. Pacific Coast League season ends In tie; Loa Angeles and Tacoma to play postfee&son series. Page 6. Odds on Corbett-Nelaon flght have dropped to 2 to 1, with the latter the short-ender. . Page 0. Only bae favorite proves a good mudlark at Oakland. Page . - -- Portland aad vjctalty.' Grand Jury and District Attorney Manning clash over indictments. Page 1. A. H. J3reyman and John SommervlUe, owners oflParis House, are Indicted. Page 1. Ecitblkg arraignment of S. B. Ormsby and ex posure of relations of S. A. D, Puter and Mr&Tltratson the features of the land-fraud trlat':Pge 1. TT. a. Richards, Commissioner of the General I Lc&eT'OiAce, arrives to testify In land-fraud case. Page 10. Extras lacrease the cost of the Morrison-street bridge $50,000. Page 16. Contractors complain, that they were not given .dkaace to ,old on portage roaa. rage jo. ComDlete election returns from "Washington " saow startling figures. Page 11. Another great structure to be erected for Lewis ."and Clark Fair. Page 14. Farmer- robbed of $423 In North End divas. Pe 14. E. X." Martin telta police his wonnda were eelf- laAlcted. Page 14. Seamstress held up. choke aad beaten on Bet Mt. Page '10. . Cevrt-roarUal coeyww to toy Kajor. Beea, la J'uaww, raw Mj EADLOCK IS 0 District Attorney and Grand Jury Clash. KDICTHENTS ARE TIED UP John Manning Refuses to Sign True Bills. ONE AGAINST EUGENE B LAZIER Another Is Directed Against M. G. Nease, Poolroom Manager A. H. Breyman and John Sommer ville Are Indicted. GRAXD JTJSVS INDICTMENTS. At 5 o'clock yesterday afternoon. in spite of the Impending battle, the grand Jury returned several Indictments, few of which were sensational. The only one of prominence is that against A. H. Breyman and John Sommervllle, prominent and well-known capitalists of Portland, charging them, aa owners of the Paris House property, with a crime which grossly Injures public morals and outrages public decency. The indict ment states that the Paris House, on Third, Fourth and Davis streets, has been frequented by people of Ill-fame of all classes, to $he annoyance of good and respectable citizens. The-witnesses whose names appear on the Indictment are "5V. L, Johnson, Miller Murdoch, John Bain. A. S. PattuUo and "W. H. Market!, all members of the Municipal Reform. League. An Indictment , was also returned charging. M. A. 'Ward with adultery; the wife, Mr. Carrie "Ward, is the complainant, and the woman In the case is Julia Heavlland. A- battle for supremacy between pistrict Attorney John Manning en the one hand and the grand, jury on the -other;? is on. There, have already occurred several pre liminary skirmishes, and the firing lines- are in position. It la reported that tne grana jury nas oh hand' a supply of indictments, two of them against Eugene Blazier and iL. G. Xeaeo, which are ready to be returned to the State Circuit Court with the excep tion that they have not been signed by the District Attorney, Humor has it that these papers the District Attorney uatly refuses to prepare and, sign. It islurther stated that the grand jury has called the attention of the District Attorney to sec tion ISO-of the code, ka follows: The District Attorney, when so required by the grand Jury, must prepare indictscpta or presentments for them and attend their sit tings to advise them in relation to their duties. or to examine witnesses In their presence, but no person other than the District Attorney, or witness actually under examination can be allowed to be present during tha sittings of the grand Jury, nor lther such attorney or witness when tha grand Jury are deliberating or voting on any matter Before them. Thirty Indictments Ready. The grand jury. It is said, desires to re turn some 30 indictments against various. persons for differeat offenses, including some indictments for gambling. To these indictments, it 1s alleged, the District At torney, for various reasons, will, not agree. The Indictments cannot be properly pre pared and- returned unless the District Attorney takes a hand. The grand jury wants the indictments prepared; the Dis trict Attorney will not prepare them; hence, the declaration of war, the break ing off of negotiations, the ultimata, and the preparation for hostilities. Further, and In addition, it is stated that there are other dlffrences between the District Attorney and the grand Jury, chiefly In regard to Judge Henry McGinn, assistant, prosecutor, who aroused the ire of the District Attorney by faithfully at taching himself, like a bulldog, to sev eral persons under charge of gambling. and who did much to secure conviction in one of the .casea It is said that Attorney Manning is greatly displeased because the grand Jury recognizes Attorney McGinn's semi-official capacity and takes his ad vice on matters pending. - Judge McGinn's advice is contrary to the advice of the District Attormy. The grand jury Is ap parently moreafcilUhg to take the advice of tho ossistaM prosecutor than it is to listen to .the District Attorney. Hence, again, the displeasure of that official. Displeased With Grand Jurors. Again, there is another casus belli. The District Attorney, it is jfurther alleged objects strenuously and seriously to. the manner of certain of those gentlemen, who comprise the grand Jury. The gentlemen are: A. C. Falrchild, J. M. A. Lane, J. B. Quay, Ijalkln Russell. G. H. Thomas, Lewis Van vleet and F. X. Johnson, the forensan. Theee men arc possessed of Ideas of re formIdeas of what should -be and what should hot. The list Includes - a minister of the gospel, Bev. A. C. Falrchild. who, naturally, does not believe In wrong-dobtg and corruption, mentally, morally or oth erwlse, either by individuals, municipal! ties or county omclalB. . It Is reported that when the grand Jury first convened the District, Attorney Inti mated that the clerks who happeed to draw such a list from the box Intended to "fix" things. It also Is alleged that the District Attorney recently threatened to file criminal Information against the clerks aforesaid. " 'TIa a foolish threat,"' said the clerks, The information has not been filed. Would Dismiss the Jurors. Other faults hs the District Attorney found witn tne grana jury, ir stories in circulation are true, the District Attorney is much vexed at the fact that a grand jury was called at all hy Judge' George, and threatens to have the jury dri-smlase& for revealing secret of the grand jury room and for other taBtaficee of aUeged Improper conduct. Yesterday Mr. Manalng- coaraiatoe-i to Judgo George becauee the grand jwry ad vised with Jadge Henry McGHnti. Dater In the day rwreraan jean-sen ana anocnec meHiber of the jury held a long and a se cret conference; during which, &t ttpeev the na. of the District: Attorney Oomm , he heard st&cred, not exactly, la teas of reverence and respect. After the discus sion it became apparent from the rumors which thickly populated the air In the vi cinity of the Courthouse that the mem bers of the grand Jury would stand by their guns. Bone of Contention. The bone of contention. It is alleged, is the indictment the grand jury desires to return against Eugene Blazier, charging him with perjury during his trial for gambling, when he stated that he owned, no gambling resort because he had sold out, and in spite of which statement ho was convicted. District Attorney Man ning, say those who apparently know,' does not desire the Indictment returned, will not listen to such an Indictment, and will not approve of It. One of the reasons advanced for this stand by the District Attorney is said to be that the wife of Blazier Is a dear friend of the attorney's wife, and an indictment might result in a neighborhood disturbance. Others scoff at the idea of wives entering Into the con troversy, and mention other reasons, in cluding campaign patronage and cam paign promises. The Prosecuting Attorney declared dra matically In the grand jury room, It la asserted, as follows: "I closed gambling. I gave impetus to the move for a -closed town. There are 73 gambling Informations on file now." The grand jury girded Itself about its compound loin and came back at him with this: 'None of the 79 cases of which you' speak have yet been set down for trial, although the jury convenes again on De cember 12. we have also read tnat Sheriff "Word's was the good right arm that gave the Impetus of which you speak." Indictment of Nease Held Up. Another report is that Mr. Manning did all in his power to prevent the Indictment of M. G. Nease, manager of the warwlcK Club poolrooms. There is also consider able comment on the fact that while Judge Frazer Instructed Deputy District Attor ney Moser to call the attention of the grand Jury to the Eugene Blazier case and submit evidence on a perjury charge, the District Attorney's office made no' move whatever in the matter and the grand jury took it up themselves without wait ing the pleasure of the District Attorney! It is asserted that Mr. Manning has -ac knowledged receiving assistance during the campaign from the gamblers, which, some say, amounted to as much as $4S0O. "Why," said one, "he said during the campaign, that he was sure to be elected, as every saloon man was with him, every wholesale liquor house, every brewery and all the gamblers, with the exception of the Portland Club. He said they had promised to spend HO.COd, If necessary, in his behalf." Explosion is Coming. The explosion, however, cannot be long delayed, and wise ones say the match may be applied to the magazine at any moment unless the District Attorney and the grand Jury- bury the hatchet, go into a court of arbitration and come to amica ble terms. Unles? this Is done the outcome of the flght wll be such that at persent no man car-3 to conjecture. Rumors of Impeach ment, rumors of legal proceedings, ru mors of battles galore, all arrriying thick and fast. The Jury say they will and the District Attorney says he won't and judges, attorneys, defendants and wit; nesses. -utl a Jyjng. .themselves on "either iue ouu a tripping ior uie xray. CANADA SEIZES FISHING- BOATS Ten American- 'Craft' Are Fined for IllegaU Fishing. .EASTPORT, Me. Nov. 23. Ten Ameri can Ashing .craft, t including eight sailing vessels and two steamboats., have been seized by the Canadian Fisheries Protec tive Cruiser Curlew, and fined for Illegal fishing In the Canadian: waters of a trib utary of Passamaquoddy Bay, near St. George, A. B. The Ashing craft were seized near St George, last night, though an announcement of this proceedure was not made until today. Three specific charges were placed against the vessels; that they fished on Sunday; that they had Illegally caught fish found In their pos session, and tnat they had seined illeg ally in Canadian waters. For the Jlrst two offenses each boat was fined- $100. and for the last J20Q. In addition to this all of the seines and fish were confiscated. It Is understood -that the fines will be paid, and. the entire matter will be dls- posed of iwithout Involving any interna tional question. The aggregate value of the craft Is about $20,000: The seizure 13 the most extensive that has been made bv a izmaoian cruiser for many years. State Department Not Advised. WASHINGTON, Nov. 28. Taking their cue jrom me statements, contained in tne East port dispatch. State Department offi cials are not expecting the seizure of the American fishing vessels to be made an Issue between the governments of Canada and the United States. So far, nothing has been heard about the matter except the unofficial information obtained in the As sociated Press1 dispatches, which indicates an. amicable disposition of the matter. In the present Instance the question of extra territoriality appears not to have been raised, and the vessels were not confis cated, which has happened in the case of seizures heretofore made, either of these features usually being sufficient to make tne settlement ot tne controversy a mat ter of diplomatic negotiations. . BUKlfcrf -BY CA7E-DL Eight or Ten Men Are Believed to Have Perished. ST. LOUIS. Nov. 28. Eight to 12 la borers, employed in the digging of a trench lor the laying, of water mains in South western St Louis, were buried today by a cave-in, ana it is believed all have per ished. The men were Working close to gether when, without warning, tons of. clay fell on top of them. A bursting water pipe caused the cave-In- Those, who escaped at once went to work, with the help of others, and in 20 minutes dug out three ot their companions, who were dead. The men were Italians. The trench In which the men were at work wasten feet deep. jushdea nr PHmibELPHiA. Japanese Prince Visits Points of In terest in Quaker City. PHILADELPHIA Nov. 8. Prince Fu- shlma spent a portion of today in visit ing points of Interest in this city. Accom panied hy Mayor "Weaver, the Prince vis ited Independence Hall and viewed the liberty bell. Later he was taken to the League Island Navy-Yard. There he was tocaIvpiI with ftll the "honor due his ranlc including, a salute from, the' big guns and the turning out of tho marine battalions. Teacher of Secretary Hay. GALE3BURG. Ill. Nov. 2S. H. R. Holmes, one of the best known insurance men la tfte state, ana wno caa an omce In Chicago at the time of the big fire is dead. He was a teacher of Seers- Wry of State John Hay. ERR MOST St Louis Police Arrest Anarchist TRIES TO HOLD MEETifeG Leader Remains Under Coyc for Several Days COMES INTO CITY BY hNIOHT He Declares Presence of Roocevelt Had Nothing to Do With Hia Visit, but Officers Will. Not AHow Him to Speak. ST. LOUIS, IJov. 58. John: Most, alias Herr Most, anarchist of New York, waa arrested at 11 o'clock tonight after a fruitless effort to hold, a meeting In St. Louis, and is now a prisoner at the Four Courts, held for Chief Klely. For ten days St Louis detectives have watched Most. He was to have made a speech in National Hall on Sunday after noon,' November 20, but the police pro hibited it in view of the approaching visit of President Roosevelt He remained in St Louis until last Wednesday, when it was announced he had gone to Chicago. Instead, it Is de clared he went across the river to East St Louis, where he remained at the home of a friend until last night, when he re- crossed the river. "With the presence ot Most in St Louis, it has developed that an International convention of anarchists was held In St. Louis for ten days just prior to the arrival of President Roose velt Chief of Police Klely had a man at the meeting who made a complete re port to him of tha proceedings. It Is declared that the chief business transacted at tao convention,. In addition to numerous speeches on liberty and free speech, was: a resolution binding each delegate to use his Influence to bring about a strike of all trades-unions in the country next Spring. An Eastern friend , of Kiely's forntehed ihft information as to-the' convention, but gave- Ifto wrbng""street number. On that account, the police had great trouble in locating the meeting place. After the police prevented Most making a speech on Sunday, November 20, it was announced that he would speak at Hyde Park Hall tonight on the same' subject, "Aanarch ism. Its' Alms and Principles." , The anarchist leaders of St LoXlIs. who had arranged the meeting tonight, rented three balls and were turned out of all of them as soon as their project became known. All the time, Most was being kept in the background. Finally detectives lo cated him la a saloon with a man who says he was Carl Nold. of East St-. Louis. Most declared he arranged to come to St Louis before he heard that Presi dent Roosevelt was coming here, and the coming of the President had nothing to do with his plans. i)Jt. TOIIAK "PAXT0T DIES. Oldest Living Princeton Trustee, ami Presbyterian Church Leader. PRINCETON, X. J., Nov. 28. Rev. Dr. "William Paxton. of Princeton University and Seminary, died at his home today af ter a- two weeks' Illness. Dr. Paxton was in his JJst year, and his death was the result of a paralytic stroke caused by over-excitement "With his family he at tended the Yale-Princeton football game on November 12, and manifested great in- terest in the contest, and was taken sick soon after his return home. He gradual ly improved until Friday, and hopes for his recovery were expressed, but a relapse weakened him and resulted in his death today. Dr. Paxton was the oldest living trustee of Princeton. Until 1836 he was professor of ecclesiastical, homolltlcal and pastoral theology at Princeton Seminary, and also was president , of the faculty of that In stitution when .he resigned. He was mod erator of the Presbyterian General As sembly at Madison, "Wis., in 1SS0, and had since been prominent in affairs of his church. Husband of Mmt. Schumann-Helnk. BERLIN,,Nov. 28. Paul Schumann, hus band of Madame Ernestine Schumann Helnk. the opera singer, died today at his home in Saxony. BOSTON,. 3-iov. 28. Madame Schumann Helnk received a cable message today an nouncing 4fhe death ot fier husband at their home nearDresden. Death, was due to paralysis. Mr. Schumann was- well known -ftr musical circles both in Ger many and the United States. Madame Schumann-Helnk. who was to. have begun an ..engagement here tonight, will hot ap pear until tomorrow night. Philadelphia Oil Dealer. PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 26. Jasaee II. Steven0Bhed of the- firm ot J. H. Steir enson Bros. & Co., wholesale dealers !n oil died sug&ealy or the street today of. 'heart disease. Mr. Stevenson's 14eat son. Shepard. gtevensea, is a Iieutenaat in the United States Array, stationed in Utah. Mrs. Edward C. Wall. ' MILWAUKEE, Nov. 28. Mrs. Id ward C "Wall died suddenly tonight after a short illness. She 'was the "wife of Edward C. Wall, well kaewii la business and political circles through out the ceuatry. Ex-Sre4ary of tat fr Britain., LONDON, Nov. 28. Matthew White Ridley, VlceottUt Ridley, ex-Seceetary' of State for the home goTeraBMRt. dtod sud dealy today oC hart failure while, aafeep at, Btaefen, his country seat in North niiiturtend . JS ww bora: la. 3MS. 4f J6.