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VOL. XLIV. ISO. 13,722.
PORTLAOT. OBEGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ILL IS BE ZED
Japanese Make Dash
at Port Arthur.
VICTORY IS .GREAT
203 MeterPosition Com
FLEET WILL BE FORGED OUT
Togo's Ships Are in Readiness
to Take tfife Enemy In.
ASSAULT ON FORTRESS FIRE
Defenders Resist Stubbornly, but Are
. Forced to Give Up After Day's
Flghtlngr-Heaps of Dead
on Side'of Slope.
TOKIO. Dec 1 (10 A. M.) The imperial
army headquarters announces that the
Japanese troops besieging: Port Arthur,
BXf in. possession of 203 Meter Hill. The
following dispatch has been given out:
"The army commenced a bombardment
against 203 Meter Hill at dawn November
30, and made several charges before 4
o'clock in the afternoon. Owing to the
enemy's stubborn resistance, the charges
failed. At 5 o'clock in the afternoon our
(force advanced-against the southeastern
portion of the hill, made a fierce charge,
and reached within SO meters of the
summit. At 7 o'clock, with reinforce
ments, we charged to the top, which was
occupied by our force. Against thp
g' orth eastern part of tho hill wo also
tiarged, and at S o'clock tho entire fori
fort the summit fell Into -our hands. The
Hessians left heaps of dead bodies on the
'astern side .of the hill, but we have had
no time lo investigate further."
CvThlle the most desperate and pro
longed fighting around Port Arthur has
been, -waged to the north of the town and
harbor, ' whero the Keekwan and Rlhlung
forts have been assailed time and again,
the Japanese have not been idle in other
quarters, and their capture of 203 Meter
Hill, In the southwest, is of the greatest
importance. Tho hill, named from its
height, lies to the west of the main har
bor, and is acknowledged, even by St.
Petersburg, to command the whole port.
Hence the ships of the Russian squadron
Tfil be forced into tho hands of Togo.
further, with 203 Meter Hill in their
possession, the Japanese should be able
to isolate the Llaotl forts, which are at
once the most southerly and the most
westerly of the fortifications. The inner
line of works all along the west of the
harbor, already broken Into, will thus be
dangerously exposed to the Japanese.)
5000 Men Killed In Two Hours.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 30. Tho Rus
sian Consul at Chefoo telegraphs that the
Japanese captured two forts in tho
storming operations against Port Arthur
an November 29, but the news is not con-
irmed from any other quarter. The Con-
il says the Japanese losses were enor-
ious, and that 5000 men were sacrificed in
$50,000 to Be Given Defenders.
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. 30. The city
authorities have decided to grant 550,000
to the defenders of Port Arthur and their
families and appeal to the whole Russian
Empire to raise funds for the same pur
pose. Japanese Losses Large.
CHEFOO. Nov. 30. Chinese who left
Port Dalny November 28 arrived here to
day. They say the fighting at Port Ar
thur continues. They heard firing No
vember 29 while at sea. The Chinese as
sisted in carrying the Japanese wounded
from the trains to the hospitals and per
sonally counted 1000. Tho Japanese, they
added, seemed to be depressed.
FEARS OF BRITAIN ALLAYED.
Bu low's Denial That Germany Hopes
to Involve Her in War Welcomed.
SPECIAL. CAB LB.
LONDON, Nov. '30. Count von Bu-
low's sweeping denial in an Interview
published in tho Nineteenth' Century
lor December that Germany is desirous
of Involving' England in war with
Russia, or of marring Anglo-French
relations and ultimately employing the
Kaiser's fleet to cripple the British
navy, is regarded in this country as
among the most striking political ut
terances of recent years. It is prob
ably too much to expect that it will
silence the anti-German clamor of cer
tain British journals, but it is likely to
alter the tone of the press in general
favorably to Anglo-German unity.
Chancellor von Bulows peace decla
ration, coinciding as it does with the
announcement of nronosed increases
both in tho army and the navy of
Germany, is supposed by the Times
as meant to allay any uneasiness those
measures might tend to create in Eng
land. King Edward and the Cabinet ac
cept the Chancellor's emphatic words
as a very welcome aid to Britain's
peaco propaganda. The chiefs of the
army and navy, while expressing ad
miration of Von Bulow's good sense in
speaking as he has spoken, adhere to
the traditional opinion that Britain
must watch every move. - Germany
makes, and increase its land and sea
forces concurrently with correspond
ing increases beyond the German
Ocean. They contend such a policy
would be imperative, though the Kai
ser, the German Chancellor and the
whole official group of the Fatherland
cherishes the greatest love for England.
"Who can tell," they say, "when
the merest accident might Involve the
people and the Institutions of the
British empire in the gravest peril?"
JAPAN AROUSED TO DANGER.
Togo Will Be Unable Strongly to Op
pose the Baltic Fleet.
CHICAGO, Nov. 30. (SpeciaL) The
Daily News has the following from a
"Shanghai. Japan Is now thoroughly
aroused to the danger which threatens
her In the approach of the Baltic squad
ron. Admiral Togo has only four bat
tleships to oppose the seven the Rus
sians will bring- against him. The long
service the navy has seen since Feb
ruary 8 has seriously deteriorated the
large naval guns on board the fleet.
All this constitutes a grave menace to
Japanese sea supremacy. In view of the
possibility that tho transport service
may be stopped, the Japanese authori
ties are accumulating' vast stores in
Manchuria. The Baltic fleet is expect
ed to reach belligerent waters about
February 1, and it is feared that it
may at once seize the Island of For
mosa as a naval base. Formosa belongs
to Japan, and is only poorly prepared
to prevent such action on the part of
"According to the latest reports re
ceived here. Port Arthur is still mak
ing good its dofensc."
DAVIS ON DOGGER BANK BOARD
President Selects Admiral Who Is
Relative of Senator Lodge.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30. The Presi
dent today appointed Rear-Admiral
Charles Da-is a member of the Dogger
Bank Commission. Admiral Davis has
Count Cassini, or the Russian Embassy,
and Sir Mortimer Durand, the British
Ambassador, who were at the State De
partment today, were informed of the se
lection. Rear-Admiral Davis was promoted to
the grade of Rcar-Admlral August 24.
1904, and was selected recently by Secre
tary Morton to command a division of
tho battleship squadron of the North At
lantic fleet- He completed 43 years serv
ice in the Navy yesterday, having been
appointed to the Naval Academy from
Massachusetts in 1861. He commanded
tho converted cruiser Dixie in the war
with Spain, and was engaged in blockade
duty off the coast of Cuba. For a num
ber of years he was superintendent of
the Navxl Observatory at Washington.
Admiral Davis speaks French fluently,
and this, with his knowledge of interna
tional and maritime law, commended him
to Secretary Morton, on whose, recom
mendation the selection was made. He
is a brother-in-law of Senator Lodge, of
Confident of Impartiality.
1ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 30. The
newspapers, commenting on the Eusso-
Ahglo North Sea convention, while de
claring that, rightly or wrongly, the sym
pathies of the United Statc3 ae sup-
greatest confidence in tho impartiality
in whomsoever President Roosevelt may
select to sit on the international com
Fifth Member of Commission.
VIENNA, Nov. 30. It Is stated that Em
peror Francis Joseph has chosen Admiral
Baron Von Shaun, formerly commander
of the Austrian navy, to bo the fifth mem
ber of tho Anglo-Russian North Sea Com
mission, in case the other four members
fall to agree upon a fourth member.
GRIEVANCE IS AGAINST FRANCE
Japan Feels She, Not Britain, Is Too
Freely Aiding Russian Fleet.
SPECIAL CABLB TO THE LONDON TIMES
AND PORTLAND OREGON1AN.
TOKIO, Dec. 1. Great surprise has
been caused here by the statement in
England that the Japanese are irri
tated over the action of certain British
coal firms in selling large quantities
of coal to the Russian government.
There is absolutely no trace here of
any such ill-feeling, and if it exists it
must be confined to tho members of
tho various Japanese legations
throughout Europe. It is frankly ad
mitted here that the Japanese have no
sound reason, for complaint on that
score, as the laws of Great Britain are
very flexible, and she has never con
sented to consider coal as contraband.
The Japanese do, however, feel that
they have a grievance against France.
The French government, after declar
ing for a strict neutrality, has so In
terpreted her laws as to give both aid
and comfort to Russia and nothing has
been left undone by French officials to
expedite the passage of the Baltic fleet
Far Eastward. The Japanese appreci
ate that Russia, because of existing
treaties, has certain claims on France,
but feels it is impossible to reconcile
her conduct with her statements of
neutrality. Both political parties in
Japan are considering the question of
bringing tho subject to the attention
of tho Diet.
JAPANESE ARE FALLING BACK
Russians Below Sinmintln Are in Hot
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 30. Official
and private dispatches received here
today indicate that the Japanese are
falling back below Slnmlntln, where
for several days they had apparently
been attempting a turning movement.
After four days of tolerably severe but
unsuccessful fighting they are now re
tiring with the Russians in hot pur
suit. It is impossible as yet to tell
whether either movement has real
General Kuropatkin, under date of
November 29, reported that the Jap
anese force which evacuated Tsinkhet
chen (near Da Pass) took up a fresh
position near tlie village of Suldun,
about seven and a half miles east of
this place. They carried off many
wounded. The Russians in the morning
of November 29 resumed the offensive,
advancing in the direction of Suldun.
Within one and one and a quarter
miles they encountered a Japanese ar
tillery fire. By midday the Russian ar
tillery opened and under cover of Its
fire the Russian infantry resumed the
advance. Elsewhere all is quiet.'
IBSEN TESTABLE TO SPEAK.
Author's Illness Assumes the Form
of a Dangerous Paralysis.
LONDON. Dec 1. The Dally Tele
graph's Copenhagen correspondent says
that the illness of Hendrik Ibsen has as
sumed the form of a dangerous paralysis
and that he is unable to speak, read or
EEF FN ARMY
Big Russian Shipment
to Go From Portland.
PROBABLY ON THE ELLAMY
Cudahy Company Starts First
Consignment From Omaha.
IT FILLS SEVENTEEN CARS
Entire Order Will Require Eight
Times This Number, and Will Be
Shipped as Rapidly as It
Can Be Loaded.
OMAHA, Neb., Nov. SO. (SpeciaL) Ono
of the largest orders of beef ever sent
out of- the country is now being filled by
the Cudahy Packing Company, of South
-Omaha, who tonight shipped to Portland,
Or., the first consignment of an order
from the Russian government, consisting
of 17 cars. The entire order will fill135
cars of meat, and will be shipped as rap
Idly as it can be loaded.
The meat is consigned to the Russian
government. It was sold through brokers.
The shipment is packed in barrels weigh
ing, when filled, about 350 pounds each.
A car will carry about 120 barrels, or 42,000
pounds. The entire train of IS cars will
contain 5,670,000 pounds of meat. The
meat will ration an army of 100,000 men
for six weeks.
LIKELY TO GO ON ELLAMY.
British Steamer Is Nearly Due Here
It is possible that the large shipment of
beef coming from Omaha will ,be sent
over to Siberia on the British steamship
Ellamy. This vessel is nearly. !due here
from Manila. The greatest secrecy has
been maintained as to her future move
ments, and though she has "been connect
ed by rumor with several of the large
flour and grain shippers, they have all
denied any knowledge, of her business. A,
report has "been in circulation for soniii.
time that a blockade runner was to be
loaded here for Vladivostok or some other
Russian port, and the Ellamy was sus
pected as the vessel so engaged when It
was first announced that she was coming
here. The strained relations between
local exporters and the Portland & Asi
atic Company also led some to think tho
steamer had been secured to break tho
existing freight tariff, but this was like
wise denied by those interested.
If the Ellamy is sent across with a car
go of beef in an effort to run the Jap
anese blockade, she will stand but a poor
show if a Japanese warship sights her,
as she is an antiquated craft, with no
pretensions to speed. At the same time,
her ago and comparative lack of value
will not make the loss serious in the event
of her capture.
HOSPITAL VISITED BY FIRE.
Patients Are All Removed, but for a
Time Panic -Reigns.
PUEBLO, Colo., Nov. 30. What threat
ened to be ono of the most disastrous
fires in the history of the city broke out
in the sanitarium section of St Mary's
Hospital at 1:15 o'clock this afternoon
and in an incredibly short time the flames
and smoke were issuing from the roof
of tho Immense structure In a manner
that appeared to threaten the lives of the
hundreds or more patients, nurses and at
tendants. A constant stream of stretch
ers, on which wero patients of most every
sort, was Issuing from tho various doors
of the threatened portions of tho build
ing for ome time. Some of these were
placed in the ambulances sect to the
scene by the other hospitals and the clang
of ambulance gongs as they rushed to
the fire, mingled with the shouts of tho
firemen, the nolso of the fire engines and
the dense clouds of smoke, combined to
make a scene that was truly horrifying.
All was a scene of confusion, but Sister
Phillips remained cool, directing her at
tention to the nurses and tho doctors.
Those who were believed to be most in
danger were removed first. It was not
long before the fire was under control,
and then the patients were removed from
the east end of the building into rooms
where the water and smoke had not
caused any Inconvenience.
The -whole thing was over within 4a
minutes from the time the fire was dis
covered. The prompt work by the firemen
and attendants kept tho fire confined to
the fifth story of the building, where there
were only five patients. The loss is ex
pected to approximate $25,000.
Several patients who were seriously 111
are now said to be in a serious condition
from the shock sustained. Several were
slightly injured. One appendicitis pa
tient freshly operated upon sprang from
the bed and ran across the room. Ordi
narily this would have been considered a
fatal action, but it 13 believed that even
this patient will recover.
CAVALRY TO PRESERVE ORDER
Argentine Is Fully Prepared for Gen
eral Strike Ordered Today.
BUENOS AYRES, Nov. 30. In view of
the fact that a general strike will be in
augurated tomorrow. President Quintana
had long conferences, today with the Min
isters of the Interior, War and Marine
and the Chief of Police, for the purpose
of adopting measures for the suppression
of possible disturbances. An official state
ment was given out tonight that the police
are fully prepared to prevent any inter
ruption of necessary public services and
to protect purveyors of foodstuffs and
those who are willing to work. The gov
ernment also has announced that it is in
possession of sufficient power to meet
any emergency. Cavalry has been brought
J to the capital to aid In the preservation
of public order and prevent interference
with the railway or street-car service
should it be necessary. A state of siege
has not been declared, owing to the fact
so far that no serious breach of the peace
has occurred. 1
The general strike movement has been
planned to continue only two days, hut
present signs indicate its possible exten
Cancels His Exe'quawur.
SANTIAGO DE CHILE, NOTS.-The
government has cancelled the excqoateur
of the Peruvian Consul at Iqulquj;
(A dispatch from Lima, November 25,
announced trouble over issuance" of al
leged improper bills of health' irdm the,
Peruvian Consulate at Iqulque.) ,: ,
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EXPERTS GO TO. GOLD FIELD.
New Find in Rhodesia Is Reported to
Be a Great One.
SPECIAL CABLE TO THE LONDON TIMES
AND PORTLAND ORBGONIAN.
CAPE TOWN, Nov. 30. With refer
ence to the reported discovery of gold in
Rhodesia, it is understood that a thor
ough examination is to be made of the
locality by the experts" of the Chartered
Company at once. So far, only a small
area has been explored by the discover
ers, but it is believed the find will prove
of the highest Importance. The largest
nugget so far found weighed nine penny
weights, and most of the gold was dust,
but there seemed to be plenty of it.
The chief obstacle to mining is the
lack of water, and men who know the
country thoroughly are of the opinion
that It would pay to pipe it from tho
northern rivers. It is suggested that tho
government might be willing to under
take the task of supplying tho water
needed for the workings, if the report of
the experts is satisfactory.
BURT TO BE PRESIDENT.
Ex-Union Pacific Official Will Be at
Head of Grand Trunk.,
OMAHA, Nov. 30. The Bee says:
"It is reported that Horace G. Burt,
who resigned a year ago as president of
the Union Pacific Railway, is expected
to return from the Orient in about four
weeks and that he will go directly to
New York and assume the management of
the Grand Trunk Railroad. The informa
tion, it Is stated, comes in a letter from
Mr. Burt himself."
Fuel and Forage Problem Serious".
RUSSIAN HEADQUARTERS, Mukden.
Nov. 30. Quiet generally prevails along
the front. Tho most important problem
now is the supply of fuel and forage, but
a commission which has been, formed Is
taking energetic steps to keep up the sup
ply of both theso commodities.
CONTENTS OP TODAY'S PAPEK
TESTERDAT'S "WEATHER Maximum, tem
perature, 54. degrees; minimum, 45 degrees.
Precipitation, .24 of an Inch.
TODAY'S "WEATHER Occasional rain. South
Kg so-Jap a n e Wnri- - u
PORT AltTHUR '
Japanese capture 203-Meter H11J, a moat im
portant position. Page 1.
Russian fleet will now be forced to leave har
bor. Page 1.
Losses of both sides-are heavy. Pago 1. '
Cudahy starts 17 cars of meat to Portland for
transportation to Russian army; 118 mora
will follow. Page 1.
Rear-Admlral Davis will represent America on
North Sea Commission. Page 1.
OTHER WAR TOPICS
Japanese below Slnmlntln are retreating with
Russians in hot pursuit. Page 1.
Mikado opens second war Diet and asks for
loyal support of all. Page 3.
Garrison-at Vladivostok fires on and sinks own
destroyer by mistake. " Page 3.
Japan baa grievance Against France, not Brit
ain, for favora shown Baltic fleet. Page L
Bridges and Booth, Roscburg land office offi
cials, wilt not resign. Page -.
Fulton favors tariff revision if appropriations
are to be reduced. Page 2.
Chief of artillery reports that coast defense
Is deficient both in men and material.
Russia will not join in peace congress until
war ends. Page 4.
"Watson declares Democratic party Is no longer
National, but sectional, and that South is
its victim. Page 3.
Maryland vote is canvassed; Republicans get
one Elector, Democrats seven. Page 3.
St. Louis Fair will close at midnight. Page 8.
Mrs. Chad wick, assisted by friends, will pay
the Newton claim. Page 5.
Citizens' Industrial Alliance again declares for
the open shop. Pago 4.
Britt and Nelson matched in San Francisco.
Page 7. v
Los Angeles shuts out Tacoma. In first' game of
special series of five. Page 7.
Rockwell, of Portland, is almost sure to be
captain of '05 Tale eleven. Page 7.
Enthusiastic Klamath Falls convention de
clares for Government irrigation. Page C.
"Washington Fish Commissioner makes recom
mendations In annual report. Page 6.
Major Evans praises American Lake encamp
ment in highest terms. Page 7.
Washington Legislators hold club over Olympla
landlords. Page G.
Portland and Vicinity.
Mayor will employ his own experts to investi
gate Tanner-creek sewer. Page 1L
George Martin Is stabbed by John Mcintosh.
Constitutionality of local-option law will be
tested. Page 11.
Charter Board meets tonight. Page 11.
Great Southe'n Railway, building from The
. Dalles to Dufur, orders 5150,000 worth of
steel rails. Page 10.
Russia will participate in Lewis and Clark
Fair. Page L
Male chorus organized In Portland. Page 0.
Good In case blocked by clever coup of Judge
Reld. Page 10.
Damaging evidence against Horace G. McKln-
ley in land-fraud case. Page. L
Major Rees goes on the a tana and tells his
story. Page 1L
Municipal Judge Harry Hogue has fistic en
counter with Attorney John. Logan. Page 10.
Police make many arrests in November.
Attempt will be made to remodel local-option
law after Ohio act. Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Weekly review of local and Jobbing markets.
Few strong points In stock market. Page 15.
Rally in San Francisco wheat market. Page
Chicago wheat strengthened by Argentine crop
news. Page 15.
Port of ' Portland postpones awarding of
Wenona contract. Page." 14. '
Grain and lumber shipments in November
Steamship Elieric ordered Into - quarantine.
Page 14. ' -
FRAUD AND LIE!
Startling Exposures Are
Made in Land Case,
GUILT IS STRIPPED NAKED
Testimony Drags Horace
McKinley into the Net.
PAPERS DECLARED FORGED
Handwriting Expert Shows by En
larged Photographs That the. Same
Hand Wrote Many. of the Sig
natures in Question.
"WHAT THE PKOSECUTIOX HAS
TRIED TO PBOVE.
That the parties defendant are ac
quainted in a business and social way
and have been working together for
That the Government had been de
frauded out of 19 quarter sections of
land In township 11 south of range 7
That McKinley and Puter Induced R.
B. Montague, Deputy Clerk of Linn
County, to moke false filings and false
proofs In seven Instances where no per
sons other than McKinley appeared.
Tbu,t six of the filings made at Oregon
City are conveyed by deed to Emma
That "Watson and Puter went to
"Washington, D. C, and upon false
proofs and affidavits and reports of C.
E. Loomls and S. B. Ormsby secured the
expediting of patents to these 12 quar
ter sections of land.
That McKinley, Ware and Watson are
guilty of forgery.
That each of the defendants separately
and all have made false affidavits in
filing and proving and before special
Remorse, tho hollow-eyed companion
of jveaknasa, sat upon the witness-stand
.yes'tefiiay at tho land fraud cases and' laid
bare the'rime of the conspirators. Re
morse and contrition, pale of face and
shrunken of shoulder, gazed into the flip
pant smile of guilt unconfessed. and as
the talo was unfolded saw the smile
merge Into the white visage of fear, but
not into the tint of shame.
Yesterday was a sensational day and
one that will bo "remembered by Horace
G. McKinley and Dan Tarpley in tho fu
ture as one of the unlucky periods of their
existence, for tho veil was torn from their
past and their dealings and acts and
crimes brought out for the curious gaze of
R.B. Montague, ex-Deputy County Clerk
of Linn County, was tho witness who rent
tho curtain and exposed the view. Up
to this time McKinley and Tarpley had
been figures in the background, unnoticed
in tho vast field of sensational develop
ments that have come to light, but yes
terday was their day to shine.
It is wonderful in its ramifications, is
this conspiracy, but it is more and more
plain to the eye as the trial drags on.
Piece by piece the false structure is torn
down and the bones within laid bare. One
by one tho conspirators aro robbed of
their legal assumption of innocence and
stand out in bold relief against the hori
zon of guilt, as yet undefended and un
condoned. "What their excuse will bo it is
lmpossiblo to state, and to tho common
mind there seems to be no avenuo.left
open to liberty. "What technicality may
bo pent up in tho ceaseless objections and
exceptions of counsel is a matter known
to tho court but unheeded by the laity
who dally listen to tho story of fraud and
falsity and shake their heads in convic
tion. End Is Not Reached.
The end promised by the prosecution
has not been reached, and all of this day
will be required to complete the expert
testimony and to bring out the corrob
orative evidence yet in the hands of the
Government. It now seems that another
week will como before tho Jury will be
given the task of deciding whether the
defendants will stand before tho court to
receive their sentence of Imprisonment
not exceeding two years or fine not larger
than $10,000, or whether they will escape
from tho just wrath of the law on some
technical grounds now being nurtured in
the minds of tho learned counsel strug
gling against tho battering of the prosecu
tion. The session opened in the morning with
J. T. Bridges, Register of the Roseburg
Land Office, on the stand. Mr. Bridges
was called by tho prosecution to show
that tho Identity of George A. Howe was
a myth, in line with the previous testi
mony of J. H. Booth, tho Receiver of the
same office. He identified the nonmlneral
affidavit of the George Howe claim as a
paper which had been delivered to the
office by Horace G. McKinley. Mr. Bridges
had never known a person representing
Howe. He retold the story of Booth in
relation to having been instructed by the
department to find Howe and of the fruit
lcssness of tho search.
This testimony brought up a long argu
ment in objection by the defense on tech
nical grounds relating to the admissibil
ity of negative proof. Both sides argued
back and forth until tho larger part of
tho morning had been consumed in talk.
During tho course of the dispute Judge
Thomas O'Day arose and shook back tho
locks that blinded him. "Do I understand
you to say," he inquired of Mr. Heney,
"that Howe had to go before the Land
Office with these proofs and affidavits af
ter he had disposed of the land?"
Heney Told a Story.
"Once upon a time," said the lawyer
from San Francisco, "Tom Johnson was
delivering a lecture, and at the end of it
he stated that he would answer any ques
tion asked him. He had no Idea of the
kinds of people in the world until that
time, or of the questions that were possi
ble for the human mind. As each roan
arose Mr. Johnson would ask him 'Are
you an anarchist?' and If the answer was
in the affirmative he would reply, 'Then
I will not answer,-for you cannot be con
vinced.' If the man said ho was a social-
fcf "Tr- .TnVmcnn wnuU ootr "Thnn T TT111
answer, for I can reason with you. I
"Jsow I do not. know that it is a fair in-
ferfnpf." onnolnrlort Tt TToncn.- "hut- T
will not try to answer my brother O'Day."
"weu, mat is Kino' expioaea tne juage,
arising to his feet and using his right-
nana gesture, ".ttere is anotner aoio
"Gentlemen," interposed the court, "I
do npt see that this Is casting any light'
on the subject."
The court ruled that the evidence could
be Introduced to establish Howe's Iden
tity, although he reserved his final ruling
on the question until he had sufficient
time to consider all of the points.
It was attempted to show that the name
of George A. Howe had been substituted
in the affidavit of the abstracter for a
name erased. This document was ap
pended to the abstract and a part of it
showed at the bottom in the certificate
of the abstracter that the abstract "had
been made for and at the request of
George A. Howe. The apace occupied by
the name showed erasure, and upon close
examination the name of H. G. McKinley
could be plainly eeen.
R. B. Montague was the second wit
ness called, and he was the principal one
of the day. His testimony was the most
damaging of the trial and showed beyond
doubt that there had been conspiracy and
fraud and forgery, and not only that, but
that he had taken part in it and helped
In Its consummation. It nailed McKinley
tight to the cross and with him Puter
and Tarpley. It forged the chain for
the prosecution connecting these hereto
fore-but-slightly-connected men with the
conspiracy and will, by association, bring
Miss "Ware, Puter and Mrs. "Watson into
the meshes farther than they have yet
Montague on the Stand.
Montague testified that he had ' been
deputy Clerk under "W. F. Hammer from
July, 1900, to July, 1902, and that while In
the office it had been his duty to look
after the filing of all homestead proofs.
He identified the signature of "W. F.
Hammer on all papers in evidence, which
had been filed at the Albany office as
those written by him. under his authority
of deputy clerk. He had known Mc
Kinley and Puter for four or five years,
and ho also knew Tarpley, Mrs. "Watson
and Miss "Ware. He had conversations
with McKinley and Tarpley in 1900 in re
gard to acquiring lands in township 11
south, range 7 east.
"When did this conversation take
placer asked Mr. Heney.
"In the Summer or early Fall of 1900.
At that time Tarpley came into the office
and talked about land matters. He was
in the location business then."
"What did he say?" asked the lawyer.
"He said the land was hard to get; that
the Northern Pacific had most of it. I
called his attention to a notice in the
office stating that township 11 south,
range 7 east, would soon be opened to
settlement. He said that he would see
"When did you see him next? per
sisted Mr. Heney.
"About three weeks afterwards," said
the witness. "McKinley and Tarpley met
me on the street. We walked around a
little and talked of land business. I told
them that under the law entrymen would
have to testify to previous residence In
11-7 because it was a forest reserve tract
In which the lands were situated. Mc
Klnley suggested that papers could be
made out without the parties being there
and sent in to the department as though
thsy-.-had. T refused, to do- anything of
the kincV. "McKinley then said that he
knew parties who had, lived there, but
who had not made very good residence
and I said that I would rather see any
one with the shadow of a title get the
land Tather than the railroad."
"What else?" questioned the prosecu
tion, as the witness paused.
Parties Did Not Appear.
"Well, the papers were made out a
short time afterwards. The parties did
not appear. McKinley said it would bo
all right and I turned the papers over
to him. The parties did not appear after
wards and I called hl3 attention to the
matter, but he said it would be all right.
He paid the fees for filing."
"What else," said Mr. Heney, amid tho
silence of the court as the witness
drooped in his chair before the eyes' or
"McKinley wanted me to make out the
proofs," he said, "without any of the
parties being present. He said that he
would get the signatures. I refused to
"Was there not somo cases in which
tho parties did not appear?" asked Mr.
"Yes," admitted Montague. "In the
cases of Mattie S. Lowell, Christie Lang
ham, Albert O. Austin, James Wakefield,
James A. Taylor, John R. F. Foster and
William McLaughlin, no persons ap
peared before me to sign the papers."
"Who handled the papers?" asked the
"In the cases where no one appeared
McKinley paid the fees and sent the
"Why did you allow McKinley to take
the papers without having them wit
nessed?" asked Mr. Heney.
"I saw that I had made a mistake in
the first case." replied the witness, "and
saw no way out of it. In some cases,"
he continued, "I gave the papers to Mc
Kinley, who was to take them down town
and have the parties sign them, as he
said they were down town. He promised
to bring them back with him, but failed.
He told me that he had seen them sign
the papers and that It would be all right
and to send them in to the department."
"So you did not see some of. them
signed, and your certificate that you did
was not true?" interrupted Mr. Hall.
"Yes," replied the witness, "tho cer
tificates were false."
"Were all the papers brought in by H.
G. McKinley?" asked Mr. Heney.
"Yes. McKinley brought in all the orig
Net Grows Tighter.
In the afternoon the examination of
Mr. Montague was continued. He testi
fied that in each of the cases whero tho
parties had not appeared either at the
filing of entry or at the making of final
proof, McKinley had brought the papers
into the office for action.
"Did McKinley ever leave any papers
with you?" said Mr. Heney, resuming the
"Yes, some of the deeds were left with
mo for safe keeping. They were made
out as to the description, but without the
signature of the grantee, or the acknowl
edgment." "Why was the acknowledgment not
on?" was the next question.
"McKinley said he would put that on
later," responded the witness. "He said
he was a notary. He later took them out
of the safe, saying that he was going to
dispose of the land."
"Was Puter ever mentioned in this
connection?" asked the examiner.
"McKinley said that In the other lands
Puter had put up money for their pur
chase, and that he was going to procure
deeds for him."
"Did you "ever see Puter in Albany?"
"About the time the patents were
filed," said Mr. Montague, "Puter came
Into the CourtKouse. Something was said
in regard to the lands. He asked me If
he had received patents to the lands. I
asked him If I had anything coming out
of the lands and he said that it had been
a big expense and that he did not know."
Tho witness testified to having met
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RUSSIA TO GOME
Will Participate in Lewis
-: and Clarb Fain ;
M ES S A C E I S R EC E UY ED
Headquarters Made Aware of
the Bear's Attitude.
WILL HAVE LARGE EXHIBIT
Believed That Russia Has Come to
Time Because the Wily Jap
Has Prepared to-Present . a
Russia stepped suddenly and unexpect
edly into line for participation in the
Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition
yesterday. After stating at one time that
It would be Impossible for Russia te par
ticipate, the Czar's Ministry of Commerce
suddenly reconsidered the matter and id
order to be sure of a space allotment
rushed a cablegram to exposition head
quarters yesterday. The cablegram was
dispatched from St. Petersburg and iras
signed by Edward Grunwaldt, Councilor
of Commerce. The message was as loir
St. Petersburg To Lewis and -Clarlc Centen
nial Exposition. Portland, Or.: Invitation .ac
cepted Finance Ministry- "Wire space alloted
for Russia. Cable address Edgnra.
The cable message was telegraphed im
mediately to Director of Exhibits Henry
Dosch, at St. Louis, in order that it may
be acted upon.
With Russia's participation the powers
of the world,, as well as a majority of the
minor nations, will be represnted at the
Just what caused Russia's change of
heart regarding the fair can only be sur
mised, but it is quite probable that tho
Oriental aspect of. the exposition is what
caught the eye of the Russian bear.
The same thing, though, caught the eye
of the wily Jap some months lnce, and
Japan has arranged participation on a
big scale. It is surmised that Russia can
not afford to make a lesser showing than
does Japan, and there Is, therefore, reason
to look for an attractive, ajidvaluable
exhibit from the land of the?'CzarJ', ,
CADETS ARE COMING.
Three Hundred From Agricultural
College to Be at Fair.
The cadet corps of the 'Washington Ag
ricultural College, at Pullman, is to par
ticipate in the Lewis and Clark Exposi
tion. It has been decided to bring the
entire battalion of 200 students, together
with their band of 20, pieces, to the. Fair
early in June. They will go into camp
near the exposition grounds and remain
under canvas for a period of three or four
President E. A. Bryan of the college
communicated with exposition headquar
ters yesterday, stating his willingness to
have the corps brought here. He asked
that the exposition provido a suitable
camping place, with sanitary arrange
ments, fuel and straw. Captain Edward
KImmel, of the United States artillery
service, who Is in command of the battal
ion, will come to Portland in the near
future to complete arrangements for the
President Bryan s communication on
the subject Is as follows:
"Our cadet corps Is made up of four
companies and includes a band of 20 mem
bers. The corps is supplied with Its own
camping outfits. It would seem pleasant
to have them hold their next encamp
ment at Portland In order that they might
participate in the eLwis and Clark Expo
cltlon. T hnv no doubt that this would b
a pleasant feature on such an occasion,
both from the military standpoint and
from the presence of the band. It will be
necessary- for them to have a camping
place provided with water and sanitary
arrangements, and fuel and straw: for bed
ding. I would ask that the exposition's
executive committee take the matter up,
If It should be desirable to send Captain
Kimmel to Portland at any time to confer
as to a suitable location or as to any other
matter concerning the encampment, that
could bo done."
The encampment idea has met with the
hearty favor of the exposition manage
ment, as It would tend to Increase the at
tendance with a very desirable clas3 of
visitor This is the second encampment
of the kind planned for the coming Sum
mer. One cadet corps Is to march from
Eureka, CaL, a distance of some hundreds
of miles, to attend.
PRESENT NOVEL SCHEME.
Band Wants to Give Concerts Over
Lewis and Clark Route.
The State Band of North Dakota, 100
strong.is preparing for one of the most
novel advertising features of the Lewis
and Clark Exposition. Negotiations are
now pending with the band whereby they
will cover practically the same ground
covered by Lewis and Clark on their ex
ploring expedition across the country.
The N trip will also be made so that the
band will reach Portland the same date as
the explorers reached this district.
The offer of the North Dakota band,
which is receiving favorable considera
tion, was made by its leader, J. H. Zim
merman, a widely known musician who Is
bandmaster and business manager of the .
North Dakota organization. In his con?-'
munlcatlon on the subject, which will
shortly be considered by the executive
committee, Mr. Zimmerman says:
"My Idea is to select additions to my
band from, among tho best material ob
tainable in North Dakota, Oregon, Wash
ington, Montana and Idaho, these being
the states through which Lewis and
Clark crossed, assemble and drill them
for a few weeks prior to the exposition
and shortly before the opening day leave
over the Northern Pacific, covering as
nearly aa possible the route covered by
Lewis and Clark, giving daily concerts at
the big centers."
Prominent St. Louis Business Man.
ST. LOUIS. Mo., Nov. 30. William H.
Woodward, a -prominent St Louis busi
ness man, dropped dead tonight.