Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, November 30, 1904, Image 1

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Governor Pardee NIak
ing Active Efforts.
California Legislators Respond
Favorably on Appropriation.
This WW Be In Addition to $20,000
Already Provided and the Golden
' State Display at the St.
Louis Fair.
SACRAMENTO. CaL, Nov. 29. (Spo
clal.) Since his visit to Oregon in August
Governor Pardee has been an enthusl
astlc friend of the Lewis and Clark Ex-
nosltlon and has sought actively to pro
mote sentiment favorable to It In this
state. Immediately after the election ho
addressed a'personal letter to each mem
ber of the coming Legislature asking for
his views upon a proposal to appropriate
$70,000 for the purpose of erecting and fur
nishing a California state building, this
in addition to the sum of $30,000 appro
prlated by the last Legislature, also In
addition to the California exhibit at &u
Louis, which Is to be sent to Portland.
The Governor has already received, re
plies from many of the Legislators, all
of whom declare themselves favorable to
the Governor's proposal- The opinion of
the Governor, with that of the members
nf th Lerislature who have thus far
spoken, is that California should have an
Individual exhibit In Its own hulldmg.
The number of favorable answers already
received from members of the coming
Legislature gives practical assurance
that the money for a state building on a
liberal scale will be provided and It is
probable that the Governor will order
the erection of such a building upon the
credit of the state.
There Is no question about the friendly
sentiment of California towards the
Lewis .and Clark Exposition or of the
willingness of the state to do everything
which good neighborship demands.
Exposition Staff workers in St. Louis
Are Recalled.
Within the next two weeks all Exposi
tion business will bo transacted directly
from Portland headquarters. All members
of the Exposition staff now operating In
St. Louis were telegraphed yesterday to
close up their affairs at the Missouri me
tropolis without delay and return here.
This order will bring hero Director of
Concessions John A. "Wakefield. Director
of -Exhibits Henry E. Dosch. C. H. Mc
Isaac, assistant to Colonel Dosch, and
Oskar Huber, director of works. Presi
dent Goode will probably remain for the
closing work at St. Louis and return with
the members of his staff.
The impending end'of the St Louis Ex
position, which occurs tomorrow, and the
great success In gaining exhibitors and
concessionaires is responsible for the is
suance of the Important order, at this
time. As already announced, Colonel
Dosch has secured an army of exhibitors,
while the concessions department has se
cured the more desirable St. Louis con
ceslonalres, with their unequal ed amuse
ment attractions, which will adorn the
Trail. m
simultaneous with the return of the
St. Louis staff, which should be by De
cember 15, at the very latest, will be noted
the advance guard of exniDiiors ana con
rsrfonalres of the larger Exposition en
terprlses. Some of these will accompany
their exhibits and property to Portland
fi ninea them in storage until needed.
rtthsrs will come for the purpose of start
ing work on their displays, which will re
quire several months' time to perfect,
with the end of the St. Louis Fair and
the return of the Lewis and Clark staff
will begin the greatest activity of the
pre-Exposltlon period.
Royal Italian Art Galleries to Send
Their Treasures to Portland.
" Rrmift of the finest paintings of the fa
mous royal Italian art galleries are to be
v,rr-ht to the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion. Italy recently announced that the
display of that nation was not to be In
ferior to anv. and. after making a large
application for exhibit space In the For
elgh Exhibits building, the Italian Ex
HHnr. Commission decided to have some
of the rarest creations of Italian art at
th fine arts display brougnt to i-oruanu.
ir 7rHn who was appointed Italian
Commissioner-General to the Lewis and
Clark Exposition, has left for Venice, for
the puTDoae of making selections of tho
brilliant masterpieces which have had
n mfiiinp DDn the world of art and
culture. Just what productions he will be
allowed to select from or which will be
decided upon cannot re saia at uns umc,
.uhnnch same .of the rarest painting ex-
tA rItipa the Renaissance occupy the
royal Italian galleries, and there can be
little doubt but that some of the old -masters
will be represented in the exhibit. The
paintings will be brought under special
. oTrfni- to their Immense value.
Any of the creations of an old master Is
oa.l v iroHh tosuv mure UIl i
,.! than- the finest exhibit -build
ing, so that the care that will have to be
taken of a dozen or more w "c
able paintings is easily apparent.
Expenditures to Date Are $257,028
aSi. Louis Exhibit Cost $44,508
rhe monthly financial statement of the
yWis ana Clark State Commission was
Issued yesterday by Secretary E. C Gllt
ner. The total expedltures to the present
time are 257.CCS-S1. For the past month
jtt.707.C3 has been spent, of which amount
XLS2235 was expended at St Louis In
Tnalntalnlng the Oregon exhibit at that
covering the first payments on a number
of the exhibit buildings -which are rapidly I
nearlng completion. Final payment "was
made on the foreign exhibits building, the
total cost of -which was S52.S2S.
The total cost of Oregon's participation
in the St. Louis exposition to the present
time has been JM.H&59. Including the cost
of the Oregon State Building and all ex
penses attendant upon placing and main
taining a full exhibit
Will Work for Sunday Closing.
ST. LOUIS. Mo.. Nov. 23. (Special.)
The Evangelical Alliance of St. Louis, at
its regular meeting today, decided to as
sist the ministers or Portland, or., in a
movement to close the gates on Sundays
at the Lewis and Clark Exposition. The
matter was Introduced by letter from
Rev. J. H. Leiper. of Portland, secretary
of the Southwest Sabbath Association. The
letter was addressed to Be v. A. M. Camp
bell, a former acquaintance of Mr. Leiper.
Mr. Leiper stated that the Portland mln-
isters of different denominations would
meet next Monday morning and before
that time desire some expression as to
Sundav closlntr from the clergy of St.
Louis. The Evangelical Alliance adopted
a resolution which concludes as follows:
We Join roost heartily with the Min
isterial Association of Portland In its ef
forts to secure for the Lewis and Clark
Exposition the closing of the gates on the
Coins for Christmas Gifts.
Christmas Is to bring an increased ac
tivity in the sale of Lewis and Clark
souvenir coins. Communications have been
received In numbers from jewelers In dif
ferent parts of the West asking for from
five to 100 coins to be used as Christmas
presents. The coins make an excellent
tie or scarf pin and should prove popular
as Christmas gifts.
The sale, up to tho present, has not been
as heavy as might be expected. The total
number sold, up to yesterday, was ioOO,
the cash returns being approximately
Exhibits Enter Free of Duty.
A telegram was received, from President
Goode by Secretary Reed yesterday stat
ing that the order of the United States
Government lifting duty charges from all
imports for the Lewis and Clark exposi
tion had gone into effect. All exhibitors
from foreign countries may now send
their wares to Portland without paying a
cent of entrance fee to the custom offi
cials, although the strictest regulations
will be enforced to see that the order Is
not taken advantage of by smugglers.
Coloradans Declare Challenger Off
ered to Control Family for $5.
DENVER. Nov. 29. Tho taking of testi
mony was continued today in the con
tempt cases before the Supreme Court.
wherein Democratic officials and ward
leaders are accused of violating the Su
preme Court order appointing special
watchers on election day. Several of the
defendants were on the witness stand, in
cluding Frank Kratke, Chief License In
spector. Both Kratke and Alderman
Michael Mahoney denied having shown
any discourtesy to tho Supreme Court
watchers, thus refntlnn- thft tps&mfinv
given yesterday. They also denied Jgwt. 1
Alfred Welmer was fcrced' cut- o'ilEe boll
Ing booth because he asked for a second
ballot upon discovering that the one he
had handed him was already marked.
Kratke and Mahoney, as well as other
witnesses, said Welmer was told by the
Judges to mark the ballot as he saw fit
before scratching out the writing already
upon It. Welmer became angry, accord-
ing to the witnesses, and left the polling
place in a huff. Kratke, Edward
O'Mailia, Charles Kofsky and other wit
nesses also swore there was no repeating
as far as they knew in Precinct 8 of the
Fifth Ward.
City and County Clerk Julius Alchelle
testified that no such name as Dowd ap
peared on the registration and poll books
of that precinct. It was alleged by the
Republicans that Dowd was a resident of
the precinct, and would swear to having
voted repeatedly upon solicitation of the
Democratic workers. If ho was granted
immunity from arrest. The court declined
to give the guarantee.
A feature of the testimony today was
the statement of Kratke that Oscar An
derson, who served as a Republican chal
lenser. a resident of Precinct 8 of Ward
5. had come to him on election day and
offered to vote .his entire family for the
Democratic ticket for the sum of 55. Pre
vious to this Anderson had denied having
made any such offer. The prosecution
rested its case this morning after taking
the testimony of several new witnesses
and recalling others who were on the
stand yesterday. The main trend of their
evidence was that there was wholesale re
peating by Democrats in Precinct 8 of
Ward 5.
Habeas Corpus Proceedings for Den
ver Men Held for Election Frauds.
DENVER. Nov. 29. Representing the
Democratic State Central Committee, At
torney E. F. Richardson has left this
city for St. Louis, where he will apply
to Judce Thayer, of the United States
District Court of Appeals, for writs of
habeas corpus for Thomas Shepardson,
Peter Miller and Michael Dowd. prison'
ers in the Denver County Jail- under
sentence or contempt of the Supreme
Court of this state in disregarding its
orders at the late election.
'We wish to test the Jurisdiction of
the Colorado Supreme Court in this mat
ter." said Milton Smith, chairman of the
Democratic State Committee, in reference
to the proposed proceedings in the Fed
eral Court.
Attorney John M. Waldron has also de
parted for St. Louis to contest the mo
tion that is to be made by Mr. iucnara-
Iowa's Official Vote.
DES MOINES, la., Nov. 29. The offi-
clal vote of Iowa was canvassed today
v- k t,.n,- r-T,u
by the Executive Council, and the fe
suit follows: Koosevelr, 307.907: Park
er, 149,141; Swallow, 11,601; Debs, 14,
947; "Watson. 2207: Roosevelt's plural
ity over Parker. 15S.766.
. Returns In New Jersey.
TRENTON, N. J., Nov. 29. The average
vote, for National Electors on the Repub
lican ticket was 245,138 ana tne demo
cratic average was IC4.550, making the
-average Republican majority S0.5SS.
Captain Campbell, of- British Army,
Weds American Heiress.
"WASHINGTON. Nov. 29. Miss Nancy
narver loiter, the second daughter of the
late Ijcvrz. Letter, of Chicago, and Major
Colin Powis Campbell, of the British
Amy. were married today at the resi
dence of the bride's mother. The Earl of
Suffolk was best man and Miss Daisy Eel.
ter "attended her sister. Rev. Roland Cot
ton Smith, rector of St. John's ispiscopai
Church, of this dt. officiated at the
Nelson Decisively De
feats Corbett
SnnrtPP k 1 hmWIl Mil in tflB
Tenth Round.
Fight at Bay City Is the Greatest
Witnessed Between Little Men in
Years Victor Will Meet
Brltt Next Month.
"Battling" Kelson Is a new star In
the flstlc fklcs. A year ago he was a
Chicago scrub preliminary fighter. Ho
first came into prominence last year,
when he knocked out Spider Welsh In 17
rounds In Salt Lake. Martin Canole
next fell before him in 16 rounds. Nel
son startled the pugilistic world early In
the present year by giving Hanlon a
terrible whipping In San Francisco. The
police stopped the fight In the nineteenth
round. On Labor day, the Bane got the
decision over Herrera In a 20-round-mix-up
in Butte.
cisco. Nov. 29. In the greatest fight wit
nessed between little men In years "Bat
tling Nelson," of Chicago, won from
"Young Corbett," of Denver, in 10 rounds.
From the tap of the gong until Corbett's
seconds threw up the sponge Nelson was
master of the situation at every stage of
tho game. His infighting was a revelation
and the most brilliant ever witnessed in
any ring here. For the last three rounds
of the fight Corbett was as helpless as a
baby, but he wobbled around groggily
and gamely until the repeated calls from
around the house to stop the fight caused
Harry Tuthlll to enter the ring. Tho fight
was over, and tho new man Is In line to
"ioulsh Jimmy Brltt.
Tho story - the tfght is simply told.
Corbett entered tho ring at 9:S almost
unnoticed, owing to the presence of
gaudily-attired negro whom Announcer
Billy Jordan Introduced as Count Blstiall.
champion Graeco-Roman wrestler of the
world. "Battling Nelson" entered five
minutes later.
Although It was not a championship af
fair, the tense stillness of the big house
the men squared up to each other
showed the deep- Interest taken In the
Nelson Surprises the House.
Both men showed extreme caution in
the first round, there being an evident
disposition to take each other's measure.
Neither showed the slightest nervousness.
In the second Nelson went right at his
man, winning the cheers of the house.
The milling was fast, and Corbett looked
at bit dazed, but woro a contemptuous
smile. Corbett was bleeding at the nose
when ho went to his corner. Nelson sur
prised the house by his brilliant Infight
Corbett was bleeding freely at the end
of the third round. The next two rounds
showed some of the fastest milling seen
In any ring. Nelson continually forced
Corbett to the ropes and beat him badly
with short arm blows. "Keep away from
him," continually yelled Corbett's sec
onds. They began to realize that the Chi
cago lad was the superior of the man
who was supposed to be a master at in
fighting, but Corbett always came back
swift and hard when away at arm's
length. Then the gruelling work of Nel
son began to telL Corbett was between
the ropes three-fourths of the time. He
repeatedly missed uppercuts and swings
that would have ended the fight at this
stage had they landed.
The sixth was a furious round which
ended In Nelson beating Corbett all over
the ring. The crowd was growing wild.
Nelson kept up the work in the seventh.
beating Corbett until his face .was
streaming with blood. Corbett had but
ono chance to lay for and land the punch
for which he is famous but he. never got
tho -chance. In the eighth Nelson even
outboxed the Denver lad. He was all but
out when the bell rang.
Corbett Loses Judgment.
The ninth was a terrible round. Cor
bett withstood blow after blow with mar
velous endurance. "Keep away. keeD
away and use Judgment," his seconds
kept repeating. But Corbett missed
again and again. He seemed to lose" judg-
.-. L.
ment, strength and every quality which
had formerly gained him fame.
The cry of "stop the fight," was yelled
from every part of the house, but It was
not until the tenth that the butchering
ended. Corbett wobbled around gamely.
but was as helpless as a lame duck. Harry
Tuthlll then Jumped Into the ring and a
great yell went up from the crowd. The
fight was over..
Corbetv bauiea in. blood, and with a
sickly smile, shook hands with tha. vic
tor, and was then helped out' of the ring.
Nelson looked strong and-was unmarked.
He received the congratulations of scores
of friends who crowded about him. After
posing lor the snapshot men, he was
-carried off on the shoulders of his smil
ing friends. The house gave him a tre-.
mendous ovation.
Pavilion Crowded to Danger Point.
The pavilion was jammed to the danger
point. The taint of suspicion which has
characterized some of the recent contests
in this city was entirely absent lri con
nection with tonight's battle, and lntex-
est was keen. This was shown by the
betting. Notwithstanding the one-slded-
ness of the odds, the Corbett men giv
ing 2 for 1, the speculation on the result
was the heaviest of any contest since
the Britt-Corbett battle nearly a year
ago. Later In the evening the betting.
owing to the weight of 'Nelsom money,
switched to uie odds of 10 to 7. Bets were
registered at even money that the ex
champion would dispose of his opponent
in 12 to 15 rounds. Despite the disparity
in the price, betting continued heavy up
to the final moment.. It is estimated that
the receipts tonight will approximate $15,
000. While technically no championship title
Jimmy Brltt In this city next month for
the world's feather-weight championship
proved an Incentive which greatly stimu
lated the efforts of the principals and im
pelled them to train to the limit. Cor
bett, in particular, underwent a very se
vere' course of training. The former
champion made no secret of the fact
that his weight just previous to the con
dltlonlntr process was 146 pounds, but by
faithful and strenuous work that figure
was systematically reduced and when the
lads weighed In at 6 o'clock this evening
Corbett'3 weight was at the figure previ
ously agreed upen, namely, 130 pounds.
Nelson had been at the figure for days
past, and at no time has there been any
apprehension in regard to his making the
weight. He failed to raise the beam at
the 130 notch as he stepped on the scales.
Corbett's seconds were Harry Tuthlll. his
manager; Frank McDonald, Billy Otts,
Benny Carson and Tim McGrath. Nelson
was seconded by Ted Murphy, Frank
Rafael, Dan Danziger and Jack Kelley.
Cyclone Kelly knocked out George Ad
ams in the second round of the first pre
Jack Cornell, or San Francisco, was
awarded the decision over Eddie Santry at
tho end of 10 rounds. The decision was
very unpopular with the spectators.
He Says He Was Fairly Beaten
Nelson Sure He Can Defeat Brltt.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 29. After the
fight Nelson said:
"Well, another short-ender brought
home the money. Kind of fooled 'em.
didn't I? At no stage of tho fight was I
In doubt of the result. Of course, in the
first two or three rounds I was Just feel
ing him out, but after the third had passed
I knew I had him. Before the fight I
said Corbett wasn't game. I take that
back now. He Is surely a game guy.
wnat ne toon tomgnt snowea it. I am
not marked up a bit, and I am not hurt.
Brltt? Why. I'll win from Brltt. He
looks Just llko the rest of 'em to me, and
Til get him. I won a llttlo over J2000
tonight outside of my share of the re
Corbett said: "I was beaten fairly, that
is all there is to It. I have really nothing
to say. Let It go out to the world that I
say I was fairly beaten by a man who Is
better than J .am tonight. You know
what T mftnn . TlwK'li Tin iviTnnla Iryt- Tnrri
this ld. VA wlU'aiWVys. take-our Bcaf-
lags with -ay jrood grace as we vo it tp
others, and I would be the last man to de
tract from the other man's victory. Ho
won, and he won fairly all the way. He
Is better than I am tonight."
James Brltt said: "Nelson Is one grand
little fighter and I realize that when I
fight him in December I have got fo put
up a better fight than I ever did before I
In my life. I have had my eyes opened.
(Concluded on Fase 7.)
The Weather.
TODAY'S Rain; high south, shifting to south
west winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 53
deg.; minimum, 42. Precipitation, none.
Koseo-Japaneae War.
Japanese are reported to have gained a sreat
advantage at Fort Arthur. Fase 4.
Attackers are Buttering heavy losses. Pa?e 4.
Japanese attack against RennenkampfTa front
on the Shakhe proves to have been the
nerceat skirmish In weeks. Page 4.
Admiral Dewey declines to be member of
North Sea Commission. Page 4.
Prominent Russian editor, declares demand for
a constitutional government will only delay
reforms. Page 4.
Relative of Vanderbllta secures divorce from
Turkish Count. Page 4,
Whites In German Southwest Africa are re
ported to be In great danger of being mas
sacred. Page 4.
Roosevelt Is likely to visit the South, and
make It a point to meet the masses. Page 1.
Strikers at Zlegler. Hl., mines fire on town all
night, and more troops are sent to the scene.
Page 3.
Lawyer for creditors of ilrs. Chadwlck de
clares one of notes she gave as collateral
bears the signature of Carnegie; magnate
declares he does not know the woman.
Page 5.
Commercial and Marine.
Coffee market a puzzle to traders. Page IS.
Much speculative Interest In stock market.
Page 15.
Further break In Chicago wheat prices. Page
Slums in wheat options at San Francisco.
Page 15. srH
Liner Kumantla arrives with cargo Irom
Orient. Page 7.
O. R. & lWtccjii'weBroot salvage offer.
Page 7.
Pacific Coast.
Governor Pardee working for California state
building at the Lewis and Clark Fair.
Page 1.
Anniversary of the "Whitman massacre cele-
brated at TValla Walla. Page 6.
"Willamette Valley orchard produces Immense
crop of peerless apples. Page 6.
PU repudiates anu-electnament su
mlt claims to business men s conference.
Pags 6.
"Battling" Nelson defeats "Young Corbett.'
the oponge being .thrown up In the tenth
round. Page 1.
Portland and Vicinity.
Prosecution will close case against defendants
In land-fraud trial today. Page 1.
Grand Jury Indicts TV. E. Applegate for pool-
selling. Page 1C
Bridge Investigation committee seeds an ex
pert. Page 10.
Another arrest expected In Incendiary ' are case.
Page 10.
William Gavin, brother of girl held up, is
mlaalng. Page 11
Work of visiting nurses praised. Page 14.
Detectives arrest man charged with: looting
freight car. Page 11.
New electric line being surveyed from Gresham
to the Columbia. Page 11.
Prosecution rests In trial of Major Beesi Page
' 14.
Three saloonkeepers arrested for selling liquor
to boys. .Page 10.
Contract for Celilb portage roadwijl be .let
soon. Page 11.
Itayor- "WUlla satirise" municipal', reforms
before Ocesoa r AscJlfc. -t-e ju
Strong Evidence In
Land-Fraud Cases
W. A. Richards Identifies Letter
of Senator Mitchell.
Mr. Hermann's Lapse of Memory Is
Bridged Over Experts Testify
That Defendants Signed the
Forged Affidavits.
W. A. Richards, commissioner of the
General Land Office has come across the
United States; has occupied the witness-
stand at the land fraud trial for a few
brief minutes; has Identified a few papers
and letters; has cleared up the little un
certainty left by the forgetfulness of BIng-
er Hermann: has proved that Mr. Her
mann's memory ought to have been bet
ter in regard to the letters "offered as evi
dence and forgotten by him and has fin
Ished his business without the expected
denouement or the explosion that was
Yesterday's trial lacked the startling
disclosures hinted at when it was learned
that Mr. Richards was to be a witness,
but in Its evenness It drew closer still
the net around the defendants.
Trial Nears an End.
The trial Is nearing an end. and the
prosecution has stated that today will
close its case. What the defense will
do Is a matter or doubt. It Is not known
what or how much testimony will be In
troduced In rebuttal. It is not thought that
the defendants will trust themselves be
fore the cross-examining fire of Mr. Heney
who. It Is said, spent two weeks in cross
examining one witness In San Francisco.
What other testimony can be offered
not known.
So far In the case tho relations of the
defendants In a business and a social way
have been shown; the fact that they have
been working together in the land busi
ness is a matter conceded. The falsity of
their homestead affidavits and of the
fraudulent reports sent to tho depart-
Went is too- BlarJngrtonilt f vAfe.Tiitd
E sane comraaicuon an wit--pave w,m ae-
fended on some other ground than simple
denial. Emma Porter 'has bcei Identified
and connected fn the case as Emma I.
"Watson; the knowledge of Puter as to
the fraudulent statements has been shown
and Horace G- ilcKinley will be Identi
fied as George A. Howe, a fictitious per
son who bandied large tracts at the land
secured upon fraudulent transactions.
To a layman the case would seem to be
won, but it is nor, accoruing u mo ae-
fense: far from such a stage, and will
not bo tainted with, defeat until the verdict
of the Jury has rendered sucn an opinion.
If It does so happen to do.
Special Venire Summoned.
At the opening of the morning, session
yesterday Mr. Hall asked that the court
Issue a special venire of 36 Jurors to sit
in tha cases yet to be called. The court
ordered the venire to Issue and directed
that the Jurors be present at Tuesday of
next week at 2 o'clock.
"Wells A. Bell, United States Commis
sioner at Prineville, was the first witness
called and by him the prosecution at
tempted to prove the conspiracy of Mrs.
Watson and Puter, by showing that Puter
had been present at the time when ilrs.
"Watson made affidavit to a timber claim
before tho Commissioner and thereiore
had knowledge of her fraudulent allega
tions and acts.
Judge Pipes objected to the testimony
of the witness, arguing on the defect in
the indictment, claimed by the defense, in
that it did not charge the knowledge of
thn defendants In alleging ground for ac
Hon, and for which reason such knowledge
could not be proved.
Tha court, however, held to ihe con-
TOT-ir nnri allowed the witness to testify.
holding that the conspiracy did not end,
with the Issuance of the patents, that the
nnmirfun- was therefore continuous un
til the second selection of land had been
made and the last patents issuea.
Tht.q testimony." said tho court, "Is of-
fpred to connect Puter with the consplr-
o.. tn rtKnw that "Watson's acts were
unlawful and to show that Puter knew
,a Watson was encaged In unlawful en
terprises and that with that knowledge he
co-operated witn ner.
Mrs. Watson as Emma Porter,
Mr Bell's testimony was admitted, and
he to'ld of having witnessed Mrs. Watson's
.im.t.i ns -Emma Porter, to -affidavits
In securing land, and that Puter was with
her at the time.
H. F. Coleman, chief Clerk in the regis
try department of tne uenerai xana. m
flce, was next called for one question by
the prosecution,
.-cxr, ta it thnt receives all letters
written by United States Senators and
"fy" m congress to the Com-
???JtagJr?.in nVnal "Land Ofllcet"
f,. VVt. -nnev
I ..7,. X l.tters and all letters marked
or or -private' go
to the Commis-
olnnor direct.'
"That will do, Mr. Coleman.'
Heney. "We will now call
ttt a -Richards."
said Mr.
Governor Richards had been the focus
point of an hundred pairs of eyes since
T.n!nc- of the court, and now that he
was at last xo ,iuu "" -v- -
j..n lvoatli or. expectation iuu cciutu
down to bear the shock, whatever It might
be that had to come.
nr- TTPnev asked the witness at the out
set to tell what, he had to do with the
T,o!intr nf final proofs while he held the
position of Assistant Commissioner under
Blnger Hermann.
Governor Richards Testifies.
T had nothing, to do with it unless It
j referred to me by the Commissioner,'
T,rpred Mr. Rlcharde. "I had no au
thnritv to expedite cases, because that
-nrno thi sDecial privilege of the Coramis-
slbner and was not exercised by the As
sistant Commissioner.''
Mr. Richards then teatlfted coacernliig
the Instructions sent to -Special Agent
c E. Loo mis at Oregon City and WUed
the book of record, had. brought,
from the iAn De with mm, aorrm:
the instruction xot Ixiimlt in regard t
the investigation of the 45 claims In town-
hip 11 south of range 7 east. Judge Pipes
objected to the Introduction of the book
as evidence on the ground that the letters j
contained were copies and not original
letters. A great deal of time was taken
In arguing the question before the books
were Introduced- The second book, con
taining the supplementary instructions to
Mr. loomls, as well as the book contain
ing the instructions to S. B. Ormsby to
conduct an investigation, were all Identi
fied by the witness and offered as evidence
to show the fact that the agents were
acting under orders of the department
and were therefore competent to take af
fidavits, which had been denied by the de
fense. At the conclusion of the preliminary ex
amination Mr. Heney asked Mr. Richards
the question:
Did you have anything to do with
certifying to the patent In the Puter and
"Watson claims?"
'I did." responded the witness.
'When and how?" asked Mr. Heney.
'In the first part of March, 1902 Mr.
Hermann called me Into his office. Senator
Mitchell was present at the time. Mr.
Hermann had a lot of papera relating to
12 homestead entries in Oregon and asked
me to take them and go through them to
see if there was any reason why patents
snouia not issue at once. I
Were either Puter or Mrs. Watson I
present?" asked Judge Pipes.
The witness answered: that tney were
not, whereupon the defense objected, to
the Introduction of the testimony, but the
objection was overruled.
"I would like to say," said Governor
Richards, "that I was making a state
ment of how I came by the papers. I had
no original jurisdiction and had no busi
ness with special cases except when they
were turned over to me by the Commis
The witness then was asked to identify
the homestead papers in the 12 cases In
terested In the suit and stated that he
had them under his consideration and that
they were the same ones given him by
Mr. Heney next sought to settle the
question as to whether or not a special
agent had the right to administer oaths,
and asked the witness concerning the
practice of the department.
'It has been the practice in cases ot
supposed fraud for a special agent to take
affidavits ever since I have had any con
nection with the Land Department." an
swered the witness.
In the afternoon Mr. Richards identified
the Ormsby reports made to the Govern
ment. He had met Puter while he had
the claims under consideration, and iden
tified him in the courtroom.
Puter Introduced by Mitchell.
"My first recollection of Mr. Puter,"
said the witness, "was shortly after these
cases had been placed in my hands, when
ho came into my office and was intro
duced to me by Senator Mitchell."
"What did the Senator say about the
cases?" asked Mr. Hene.y.
"He said, during the first Interview, that
Puter was Interested In 12 cases and that
he was a reputable man and one of the
best citizens of Oregon, and that I could
rely on any statement he made."
In relating the conversation had with
Puter, Mr. Richards called to mind the
presence of Mrs. Watson, whom he Identi
fied In the courtroom as the woman with
Puter In -Washington.
"Puter said." continued the witness,
"that Mrs. Watson had purchased the
lands with. 2jop(y borrower! by. her. The
parties -credItorhad asked for the money
and she wlahed to nave the- title m order
to be able to realize on the land. He was
interested In the case because it was
through his advice that she had made
the investment.''
Mr. Heney next brought the copy book
containing the letter presented to -Mr.
Hermann and which could not be iden
tified by him. It was the failure of Mr.
Hermann to make this Identification that
was the cause of Mr. Richards' Journey
across the country. It was the letter
written by Mr. Hermann to Senator
Mitchell In answer to one asking that the
12 cases be expedited, and which con
tained the notation calling the Senator's
attention to the fact that Mr. Hermann
had made the cases special, as requested.
Asked That Proofs Be Expedited.
"The purpose of thi3 letter," said Mr.
Heney. in offering it to the court as
evidence, "Is to show that It was upon
the request of Senator Mitchell that these
Watson and Puter affidavits were con
sidered and the cases expedited and that
the Commissioner acted upon them at his
'What has the Commissioner or the as
sistant to do with the Issue of patents?"
continued -the lawyer, addressing the wit
ness. "Neither of them have anything to do
with the Issue unless for some special rea
son. They are Issued if the affidavits and
proof eeem fair upon the face, and the
Commissioner knows nothing of the trans
Governor Richards was then excused
without cross-examination from the case.
Edward Meeker was called by the prose
cution to prove that McKinley had paid
for the filing- of the George A. Howe re
linquishment to the Government. The
witness had been the County Recorder of
linn County from 1900 tp 1902, but had no
recollection of the occurrences without
the aid of memoranda made at the of
fice, which was" objected to. The objec
tion was sustained In part by the court,
and the' witness was excused.
B. M. Payne, County Clerk at Albany,
identified an abstract of title made for the
George A. Howe lands, he having been in
the abstract business before his election
as County Clerk. It was attempted tot
show by this witness that McKinley had
paid for Ihe- George' X Howe abstract.
but the wltaeseoiifd not remember inde
pendently of his notes, and was excused.
Charles PTeiner. a derK at tne juoany
Hotel, identified the signature of McKin
ley on his register of November IS and 19.
Unable to Find Howe.
J. H- Booth, of the Roseburg Land Of
fice, laid the ghost of Howe. He stated
that he had been Instructed to find Howe,
owing to the absence of a nonpccupatlon
affidavit In the relinquishment. lie was
unable to locate him. as there was no
postoffice address other than Multnomah
County given in the relinquishment, ne
had written, to Multnomah. County, but
the letter jcame back.
"These directions," asked Judge O'Dsy
"wire in wri'tlnrr. were they not?" The
witness stated that he had received a Tet
ter from the department.
"Then I object to this testimony," an
nounced the Judge.
"If you would like to see the letters.",
said Mr. Heney, "I will show 'tnem to
you, Xudge." and the objector sat down
amid the laughter of the court.
Puter's Writing Identified.
Clyde Lloyd was called to Identify the
writing of Puter by letters received In
the course of business transacted while
working with McKinley. He Identified
Puter's handwriting In the testimony of
the Emma Porter claim and of the Maude
Witt claim. The testimony was fought on
the part of the defense, and in croes
examlnatlon Judge O'Day asked:
"You are not on speaking- terms with
-these defendants, are your-
Mr. Lloyd Mated that he was not on
friendly terms, though he spoke to part
Of the number.
""Totf are willing to state Jthe reason-you,
are not on Xriendly terms, are you -not,
rMr. LtaysT' asked Mr. Heney.
(Cmc1M en Pa '!.).
Roosevelt Is Likeljf'to
Make a Tbur.
Executive Desires to Come in
Contact With the Masses.
n A Mrnr--rr rn nmir- m-nnmm
Indications Are Fast Multiplying That
the People Are Anxious to Meet
the President and Judge Him
for Themselves.
WASHINGTON, .Nov. 23. (Special.) It
is the belief of those who have close per
sonal relations with President Roosevelt
that there Is much more than mere rumor
In his reported determination to visit the
South. The President returned from St.
Louis today, and it i3 almost certain that
the next train which bears him away on
an extended trip will be drawn due south
over the Potomac River.
If the President be given Invitations
from Southern cities other than the per
functory ones which come from boards of
trade and civic bodies, he Is certain to
accept them. Mr. Roosevelt wishes to
win the South, and if a journey through
the Southern States Is arranged it will
be unllko any other Presidential journey
of history, if he can make it so. He
docs not believe that he can make himself
known to the Southern people, or that he.
can get Into anything like close touch
with them. If his visiting programme is
cut out after the fashion of the pro
gramme of ordinary Presidential Journey
In gs. It Is hard for the President of the
United States to meet the multitudes In
the way he would like to meet them. He
goes to a town and a hundred citizens
who have evening wear In their ward
robes. Invite him to a dinner. The people
the President would llko o get at are
watching the windows of the dining
room from afar off. If the executive
decides to make the trip he will see' to it
that he can meet the people.
President Roosevelt doe3 not hide the
fact that he Is? sorry over the attitude of
tiro South toward him and toward his- ad
ministration. He llkee the Southerners.
He Is half a Southerner himself and
even the Northern Winters have not
chilled' the warmth, of the Southern mix
ture In his blood.
invitations Are Pouring In.
Indications are multiplying that the
South wants President Roosevelt to visit
its people In their homes. Invitations
have come from boards of. trade and other
bodies, but these were expected. Now
other Invitations have come. They are
from the people, some at whom don't
know what a board of trade Is. There
have been invitations from Atlanta, from
Jacksonville, from Mobile and from. New
Orleans that the people will welcome
Theodore Roosevelt, the man, as well as
Theodore Roosevelt, the President ot the
United States. The President believes if
he can get at the Southern people he can
probably win them. There Is certainly
precedent enough in his history" to excuse
the assumption.
There are those who fear that if Theo
dore Roosevelt goes South he will be in
sulted. Some irresponsible one may howl
an Insult at him, but the Southern pec-ple
are .hospitable, and they don't care toTsea
a guest Insulted, whatever his politics.
They probably would lynch the lnsulter.
KnoxvIIle Invites President.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Nov. 29. By un
animous vote tho "KnoxvIIle Chamber of
Commerce tonight Invited "President
Roosevelt to visit the city on his South
ern trip.
Atlanta Also Desires a Visit.
ATLANTA, Ga., Nov. 29. At a meet
ing of the Atlanta Chamber of Com
merce tonight, a resolution extending
President Roosevelt an invltatlom to
visit Atlanta was unanimously adopted.
Philosopher Visited Archey Road ami
Renewed Old Acquaintances.
CHICAGO, Nov. 29. (Speclali) "Well, I
see everything here Is the. same," mJA
"Mr. Dooley" (Flnley Peter. Jhmne), as ha
alighted from an Eastern train tqday,
"Lake Michigan, with, its tumulfchu
prodigality, is free, but they cba-a-rge for
everythin' Use."
Mr Dunne arrived from Ne Tork and
in an automobile visited "Archey Road"
and other familiar scenes, renewed ac
quaintances with majiyldfriends, talked
some politics, but steadfastly refused, to
talk about himself, or' his plans. "Whiit,
last seen he was at the station trytoff to,
decide whether to buy a. tlcketand return
.st immediately or rensaarand aceapt a
pressing and well-nigh overwhelming in
vitation to attend a banquet of tha' forty
Club given in his honor. Be wted to
attend the banquet, , but. erealded. belnr
called upon for a speech
Labor Law U wowatftifan a.
ALBANT. N.'T., Nsv. 2f. The Nw
York State Court of Appeals today de
clared v unconstitutional the labor tew
which prohibits a cocttmetor from em
ploying his men mora than eight hour a
day On city, county or state, worx.
Rsoetvtlt's Big Lead In Ohio.
COLUMBUS 0 Nov. 2. The- Official
canvas of tke state shows 1.0ai.M ballot
cast: SteeMTtlt m,m; Parker, 24
974: Swelled 2MM; D.. X,M; CVirr n.
apa ?u,im. was pent in ramwiu