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POETLAND. OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
CLIMAX IN CASE
Mrs. Chadwick is Placed
TOO ILL TO LEAVE ROOM
Charged With Aiding Banker
in Embezzling $12,500.
ATTORNEY CALLS ON PRISONER
Secret Service Declare He Mentioned
the Name of Carnegie Quite
Often, the "Queen of Borrow
ers" Smiling Each Time
DAT with MRS.
Mrs. Chadwick is
arrested on a
charge of aiding and abetting bank
officials In embezzling $12,500.
Being too ill to leave the hotel, she
is under surveillance of officers.
Another change in hotels is made,
secret service men following.
Receiver at Cleveland secure "writ
of attachment covering property of
Mrs. Chadwick held by Ira -Reynolds.
County Prosecutor at Cleveland wires
Carnegie to learn if he signed notes
held by Mrs. Chadwick.
Carnegie has a young nephew by the
name of Andrew.
NEW YORK, Dec. 7. The climax in the
affairs of Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick came
tonight -when she was placed under arrest
In her apartments at the Hotel Breslin,
charged, with aiding and abetting a bank
officer in embezzling $12,500. The arrest
was made after a long conference "between
United States Commissioner Shields, As
sistant United States District Attorney
Baldwin, Secret Service Agent Flynn and
United States Marshal 'William Henkel.
Commissioner Shields Issued the warrant,
which charges a violation of section E209
Df the United States Federal laws, relat
ing to conspiracy.
There was a scene in the woman'a room
when the officers announced to Ms. Chad
wick that she was under armjt.- Her -son ;
was present and witnessed with a. blank
l6jc& the stcno which followed. He stepped
to his mother's side as she buret Into
tears, but said nothing. Marshal Henkel,
who, with his deputies and United States
Secret Service Agent William J., Flynn
grouped In the door of Mrs. Chadwlck's
apartment, had entered without knocking,
found her in bed. He said:
"Madame, I have an unpleasant duty to
perform. I am obliged to serve a warrant
for your arrest. Issued by United States
Commissioner - Shields at the instance of
the Federal authorities of Ohio."
Unabe to Arise.
"I am very nervous and ill," replied
Mrs. Chadwick. "What shall I do? I cer
tainly am unable to get'up."
"In that case," .said the Marshal, "I
shall be obliged to remain here and keep
you under surveillance. You will realize
that, unpleasant as this is for both of us,
you are a prisoner and I have no right to
leave you here alone. I will do everything
I can to relieve you of annoyance, how
ever." "When the conference was In progress, a
man believed to he Mr. Powers, one of
Mrs. Chadwlck's counsel, entered the
room and began to advise her. He ad
vised her to stay In bed, and under no
circumstances to leave the room. Mar
shal Henkel took exception to the advice,
"If Mr. Chadwick needs any advice as
a prisoner, I'll give it to her. No at
tempt will be made to move her from her
room tonight, but she must go before
Commissioner Shields in the morning."
The Secret Service men engaged a room
adjoining Mrs. Chadwlck's suite, and es
tablished themselves there for the night,
while one of the Marshal's men was
posted in Mrs. Chadwlck's bedroom, one
outside her door and another in the corri
dor. Marshal Henkel said he would re
main In direct supervision of things all
Hotel Presents Bill.
George Ryall, a lawyer representing Mr.
Newton, of Brookllne, one of Mrs. Chad
wlck's creditors, called to see her soon
after the arrest. He whispered with her
for a moment and then left the room,
Soon after the arrest, and before it was
known whether Mrs. Chadwick would be
taken from, the hotel at once, the hotel
management sent to Mrs. Chadwick a bill
for the rooms up to today. She paid It
and the bill was returned to her receipted.
By permission of the Marshal, Mrs
Chadwick telephoned to her physician.
Dr. Moore, to come to her at once. He
arrived a few moments later. The physi
cian said that, although he 'had advised
her several days ago to go to a sani
tarium. she would be able to appear to
morrow morning before the United States
B. J. "Whitney, who is a director of the
Citizens National Bank, of Oberlln, O.,
called and asked to see the prisoner, but
permission was denied him.
Andrew Squire, who came here yester
day from Cleveland with Ira Reynolds,
secretary of the Wade Park Banking
Company, had a half hour's conversation
with Mrs. Chadwick. At the conclusion of
the conference Mr. Squlro said to the As
"The arrest of Mrs. Chadwick. docs not
In any way affect the holdings we have
of her securities, and it does not change
the legal proceedings necessary In the fur
ther evolutions of the case."
Mr. Squire further said he did not know
the present whereabouts of Mr. Reynolds,
who is Kid. to have in his possession' the
$5,000,000 'in securities belonging to Mrs.
. The Deputy Marshals and Secret Service
men who were in Mrs. Chadwlck's room
said the same of Andrew Carnegie was
mentioned several times, and that the
sound of the name each time caused Mrs.
Chadwick to smile. The officers added
that, though nervous, Mrs. Chadwick docs
not appear as ill as reported.
The present arrangements are that Mrs.
Chadwick will be taken to Commissioner
Shields' office at 10 o'clock tomorrow
morning, and it is understood an appllcar
tlon will be made to a United States Cir
cuit Court Judge by the United States
District Attorney for a request of removal
The complaint on which the warrant
for arrest was issued was headed:
"Cassie I Chadwick, implicated with C.
T. Beckwlth and A. B. Spear."
The complaint was made by United
States Assistant District Attorney Ernest
E. Baldwin, and recited that on or about
August 26, 1903, in Oberlln, O., C. T. Beck
wlth and A B. Spear, respectively the
president and cashier of the Citizens' Na
tional Bank, of Oberlln, did unlawfully,
knowingly, feloniously and willfully mis
apply a portion of the money, funds and
credits of the Citizens National Bank,
with the intent on their part to injure and
defraud the banking association and its
shareholders and directors; that is to say,
the sum of 512,500, by willfully cashing
and paying this amount from the funds of
this bank, a certain check heretofore
drawn on the said banking association be
ing as follows:
"'Oberlln, O., Aug. 24,-1903.
" The Citizens' National Bank Pay to
the order of C. L. Chadwick or order
512,500. C. L. CHADWICK.
" 'A B. SPEAR, Cashier.
" 'Good "only when indorsed.'
"That the same Cassie I Chadwick, by
whom this check was drawn, did not havo
on deposit at this bank tho amount of
money named, or any sum whatever, to
pay this check, as Beckwlth and Spear
The source of this Information is given
as an affidavit of complaint made by
Frank M. Chandler and sworn and sub
scribed to before Bernard P. Brough, a
United States Commissioner for the
Northern District of Ohio, on December 6,
Andrew Carnegie said today that he had
not the slightest intention of prosecuting
anybody for forging his signature to
notes, even if further investigation
showed that such forgery had been committed.
MAY HAVE TO GO TO JAIL.
Mrs. ChadwicK's Lawyer Says Much
Depends on Amount of Ball.
NEW YORK, Dec 7. (Special.) Philip
Carpenter, one of Mrs. Chadwlck's coun
sel, had a two hours' conference with her
after her arrest. Mr. Carpenter said he
would represent Mrs. Chadwick tomorrow
at the proceedings before United States
Commissioner Shields. He added if she
were able to give bail, depending on the
amount, she probably would remain at
her present quarters; If not, she would
have to ,go to Jail. At present, hp -would
epposo -any-suggestion of her going' bock
Asked whether she had" any recent
communication with Andrew Carnegie,
Mr. Carpenter said:
"Mrs. Chadwick has not to my knowl
edge had any communication with Mr.
Carnegie, nor has he had any communi
cation with her today. I refuse to say
anything about the Carnegie note,' as this
is an Ohio matter and has not come to
my knowledge. Mrs. Chadwick will make
no statement to the public She is bear
ing up admirably under the strain and
will appear to answer the charges against
Mr. Carpenter asked that a denial be
made of the report that Mrs. Chadwick
attempted to make her escape today. He
saia tnat oetore she moved to the Hotel
Breslin from the New Amsterdam she
consulted with the secret service men.
This statement was confirmed by one of
the secret service agents, who added
they had been informed by Mrs. Chad
wick each time she changed her quarters.
Mr. Carpenter declared emphatically
that Mr. Powers was not the lawyer re
ferred to by President Beckwlth as hav
ing represented Mrs. Chadwick in Ober
lln and Cleveland in vouching for the sig
nature "Andrew Carnegie" on tho notes.
WAY CASE HAS BEEN HANDLED
District Attorney Goes Into Details,
Now Woman Has Been Arrested.
CLEVELAND, O., Dec 7. When shown
the Associated Press hniwfn n.VitVi
of the arrest of Mrs. Chadwick in New
York, united States District Attorney
Sullivan gave the particulars of the way
the case had been handled during the past
"Mrs. Chadwlck's arrest had been un
der contemplation for the Inst trnMr h
said. "I was. going to cause her arrest
Sunday, when the warrants for "rVtt-ivi
and Spear were sworn out, but I thought
it well to go slow in tho matter. At 7
o'clock last night. In Toledo, United States
iviarsnai unanaier appeared before United
States Commissioner "Rrnmrh cn.n...
to an affidavit charging Mrs. Chadwick
wjui aiding ana aoetung in the misappli
cation Of the funds of n Knttnnat VionV
It was esoedallv statofl In th nfn- -i.it
that Mrs. Chadwick had aided President
.BecKwitii ana cashier spear, of the Citi
zens' National TlnnV- nf nhorlln r n
the misappropriation of-512,500 on August
a, iwj, at wmcn ume ine woman received
from Cashier Spear a certified check for
the amount stated. This affidavit was
sent in the mall by special delivery to
United States District Attorney Burnett,
of New York, with instructions to Issue
a warrant upon it and arrest the woman
"Tho announcement that th n-nmnn hoo
been arrested Is a great relief to me. as
x nave oeen wonting night and day on
the case for over a week. I havo been in
constant communication with the Federal
authorities in New York for over a week.
At my reauest the Attnm
caused Secret Service officers to be placed
on guard at the Holland House, with in
structions not to let her get out of their
sicht for a minute. I also miviui -rte
trlct Attorney Burnett to have additional
surveillance piacea upon her, and he has
acted as i requested.
"I am not sure as to thn Tclhcoc-
will summon in the case I can only name
one or tnem at present, 'mis person will
Vw Irvine Belford. now r.lirW nf tVi
United States Court for the Northern Dis
trict ot unio, vfuu, in xoieao, aeienaed
Joseph Lamb, who was arrested with
Madame Devere for forging 540,000 worth
nf nnc Tamh hplnir arrmittorl nn tVn
ground that ho was held in the woman's
yn-rt-av nnA AA tint lfnnwlncli mmmlt
crime.' Mr. Belford will be asked to iden
tity airs. enaawicK as Ai&auno severe,
which he declares ho can do. As to the
rest of the case- which we have prepared,
I cannot talk - at present. Tho notes
signed with the name of Andrew Carnegie
(Concluded on Page Three.)
OF SAME NAME
Carnegie Has a Young
IS ALSO A WEALTHY MAN
Discovery Wakes Chadwick
Case More Complicated,
ANDREW, JR., IN NEW YORK
Before His Marriage He Went. Quite
a Clip, and There Are Many Esca
pades Reported in Which He
Was a Star.
PITTSBURG, Pa., Dec 7. (Special.)
In Pittsburg there Is a business man who
really believes Andrew Carnegie, the Iron
master, the philanthropist and the foun
der of countless libraries, is guilty of
complicity in the Chadwick case. Bank
ers, men of vast fortunes, have been go
ing over every detail of the great case in
this city ever since the notes alleged to
bear Carnegie's signature were mentioned.
and they have not been able or willing,
to find the benefactor of this and other
cities implicated In the enormous case.
But there are two Andrew Carnegles.
This fact has but today come to the minds
"Two Andrew Carnegles," hundreds of
sensible men of" this city of millionaires
have said today. "Funny we never
thought ot-that before The great name
of the- original "Uncle Andy' has had us
bewildered so that until this moment we
never remembered ho has a nephew of
the same name."
The second Andrew Carnegie Is tho son
of Mrs. Lucy Carnegie, who Is the widow
of the iron master's brother, Tim Car
negie. . Andrew the second is not well
It is not said that the second Andrew
Carnegie has had anything to do with the
case. But it Is pointed out that there are
two Andrew Carnegles, and, therefore",
the case becomes more than ever corns
plicated. The elder Carnegie has been
scrutinized, studied, analyzed and summed
tin, wane the nephew has not. Everybody
seems to know what the first Andrew the
founder of libraries and great industries,
has ever done, for his life has been !an
open book, but when the second Andrew
was mentioned, there was at first a dis
position to doubt the fact of his exist
ence. What he has been doing, or where he
has been, or with." whom he has associat
ed, is not even guessed at. Some whisper
that his. life has not been entirely blame
less. That is all. except that he is rich,
married and accustomed to metropolitan
At present the younger Andrew Car
negie resides in an apartment at the
Majestic, New York. He will leave with
his family next Friday or Saturday for
Dungeness, Fla., where the whole family
of brothers and sisters spend their Win
ters. In the family is the respected
widow, Mrs. Lucy Carnegie, 'who owns
the Carnegie building, and whose resi
dence is at Lexington and Pennsylvania
avenues, this city, but at present she Is
not In Pittsburg. Then, there is George
Lauder Carnegie, Frank M. Carnegie,
Coleman Carnegie, Thomas Morrison Car
negie and William A. Carnegie, all of the
same Carnegie family, and sons of Tim
Not being a direct descendent of Andrew
Carnegie, the younger Carnegie does not
need to attach "Jr." to his signature, al
though his name appears that way In the
Pittsburg blue book. Before he was mar
ried, young Carnegie went quite a clip.
He got, Into trouble in New York one
night, and was taken to the police sta
tion. He advised the Sergeant he was
"You're nutty," said the Sergeant
"Into the jug with you. Guess we know
old 'Uncle Andy' down here."
Young Andrew got hold of a telephone
and soon made his claim good, and he
There are many other escapades report
ed in which he was a star, but they did
not attract public attention. .
Then, there aro other Andrew Carnegles
in Western Pennsylvania. One Is
United States gaugcr, who makes his
home in New Brighton, Pa. He is related
to the philanthropist way back. Another
Carnegie with the same surname formerly
lived In Beaver County, but he moved to
Tennessee. It was said by a banker to
day that, if any one by the name of An
dred Carnegie sisncd the notes,, and these
were accepted by a bank official under
the impression that the signature was
that of the steel master, no one would be
to blame but tho banker, and it was
doubtful It tho law could-be used to com-.
pel any man to change his name.
SPENT FORTUNE FOR DIAMONDS
To Get "Smoky" Gems, Mrs. Chad
wick Had Jeweler Visit Europe.
CINCINNATI. Dec. 7. (Special.) The
Inside history of jewelry deals attlrbuted
to Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick was related
by John Bryan, a well-known Chicago
leather broker, In Cincinnati today. Ac
cording to Bryan, Mrs. Chadwick was one
of "the best-paying, and most eccentric
customers of a Chicago firm of Importing
jewelers. More than a year ago a member
of the firm and a personal friend, told
Bryan of the woman's peculiarities. He
said every few months she would come to
their store from Cleveland to sec dia
monds. Trays would be set before her
and she .would complete the deal by buy
ing an entire tray 'of gems. Her purchases
seldom ran under 510,000 or 515,000 the
Jeweler told him.
Half a year ago. she told the firm sho
wanted a pair of "smoky" diamonds. She'
was informed that about the only plan for
getting two that would match was by
wiring the firm's European correspondent
to be on the outlook for them. Mrs. Chad
wick thought this plan too uncertain, and
at her request a member of the firm was
sent across the Atlantic to get the gems.
He scoured Europe, and finally cabled
her that he had options on 521,000 worth
of gems. Mrs. Chadwick cabled back to
draw on her" for that amount. She took
all tho diamonds, Bryan said, and the
521.000, the expenses of the man sent after
them, made the gratification of this whim
cost her an even 530,000.
Prosecutor Wires Carnegio.
CLEVELAND, O., Dec J. County Pros
ecutor Keeler has sent the following tele
gram to Andrew Carnegie in New York:
Did you ever sign your name to notes
for 5250,000. for 5500.000, and for 5500,000,
all dated New York, January 7, 1904.
"Did you ever sign any one of these
Will you be willing to como to Ohio.
if necessary, to testify that you did not?
Please wire reply as soon as possible, as
grand jury action hinges on your atti
tude" Up to tonight no reply had been re
ceived by Mr. Keeler. The prosecutor
said that Mr. Carnegie's answer will be
presented to the grand Jury.
NON-PARTISAN CANDIDATES WIN
Bitter Utah Fight for Members of
Board of Education Ends.
SALT LAKE CITY, Dec. 7. Nonpar
tisan candidates for members of the
Board of Education were successful In
four of the five precincts of Salt Lake
City In the election today to fill five
vacancies on the board. The American
party (anti-church) elected one of Its
candidates. The Board of Education will
3tand: Mormons, five; Gentiles, five Al
leged church interference with the pub
lic school system was a pronounced
feature of the campaign, which was con
ducted with much bitterness. During
the campaign the statement was made
by State Superintendent ot Schools Nel
son that investigation by his office
showed that in overr100 schoolhouses of
tho state, .Mormon religion classes were
being held after the close of school
BRITISH STEAMER FOUNDERS.
Cumbal Goes Down Near Straits of
Magellan Crew Rescued.
SANTLVGO DE CHILE Dec 7. The
British steamer Cumbal, Captain Barry,
from New York, October 27, for Valpa
raiso, Callao, etc, has foundered near
the Straits of Magellan. The Chilean
cruiser Pinto rescued the crew of 40.
The Cumbal was a steel vessel owned
by the New York-Pacific Steamship Com
pany, Limited, of London.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S "WEATHER Maximum tern, i
perature, 43 decrees; minimum, 28 degrees,!
T7n..1nl-illnn A' r,t nn Inch I
TODAY'S WEATHER Light, rain or enavtA
flurries; southeast winds.
Kus so-Japases War.
Russia, must. now. blow up ships at-Port
Arthur. Page. 4.
Japanese bombardment is proving success
ful. Page 4.
Russia learns Britain gave Turkey money
to buy warships she hadan eye on. Page 1.
Situation on .the Shahke is ' unchanged.
Pace 4. t
Senate fixes December 16 as date when vote
will be taken on the Philippine railroad
bill. Page 4.
House transacts little business, referring por
tions of President's message, to commit
tees. Page 4.
Piatt's bill reduces representation of the
South 19 votes. Page 4.
Mrs. Chadwick is arrested for aiding1 and
abetting bank officials in embezzling
COO. Pace 1.
Officers Kuard her room, as she is too ill to
go out. Pace 1.
Case will come up before Commissioner to
day. Page 1.
Andrew Carnegie has a nephew of the same
name. Page 1.
lire. Chadwick again changes hotels. Page 2.
Armour creates a panic in Chicago wheat
market; Amalgamated Copper drops near
ly 9 points at Now York. Page' 1.
Ex-convict kidnaps Omaha, Neb., girl who
caused him to be sent to prison. Page 4.
Secretary Hitchcock submits his annual re
port. Page 7.
Senator Foster will soon leave "Washington.
D. C, to work for his re-election. Page 2.
Denver Democratic election officials can
not have case brought up In St. Louis,
and decide to serve terms in prison. Pace 5.
Ten crack bicyclists drop out of six-day
racb alleging Storer made error. Page 7.
Britt begins training for his fight with Nel
son. Page 7.
Commercial and Marine.
Weekly review of local produce and Jobbing
markets. Page 15.
Heavy Belling weakens Chicago wheat mar
ket. Tage IS.
Slump in New Tork stock market. Pace 15.
Grain stocks; in California. Page 15.
Government In market for forace and lum
ber for Philippines. Page 14.
H. St. Johri Dir. bank wrecker, is pardoned
by Governor McBrlde. Page- tf?
Some of the items jnoveTnor Chamberlain's
forthcoming message. Page 6.
Russia and Japan anxious to get California
inventor's airship. Page 6.
Portland and Viclnitj-.
Visiting manufacturer tells how a -woman
caused a. war. Pace 11.
Oregon's fruit cold for over $2,000,000.
"Washington to erect buildlnc at Lewis and
Clark Fait. Face 1.,
Council appoints two new investigating com
mittees. Page 10. .
City . Engineer Elliott makes statement In
his defense. Page 14.
Livestock men plan to participate in. Lewis
and Clark Fair. Page 14.
J. C. Roberts, sued for losses in stock and
cotton speculations. Pago 10.
High School senior .class elects Miss Sarah
Rogers president. ' Pace 11.
Rev. Mr. Small does not deny that he asked
a widow $5 for preaching her husband's
funeral sermon. Page 10.
Nures of Nott'h Pacific Sanltorium go on
strike. Pace 11.
Plans of contractor to raise sunken ship in
Tacoma. Page 14.
Closed, seasonijl the -protection salmon
BETS INTO LINE
Washington is to Be
WILL EXHIBIT AT THE FAIR
Commission Visits Portland
and Makes Decision.
BUILDING TO BE ERECTED
Efforts Will Be Made to Expend
$75,000 on the Exhibit of Ore
gon's Sister State at the Ex
position Next Year.
Washington made a preliminary move
towards participation on a. large scale
at the Lewis and Clark Exposition bl
inding tho "Washington State Commis
sion to Portland yesterday for the pur
pose of preparing a report on the Ex
position. The Commission is composed of seven
members, four of whom, including the
president and secretary, came to Port
land. With a quorum present the Com
mission was able to act definitely yes
terday and' their view at 'the Exposition
is all that could be expected. The offi
cial visitors are G. W. R. Peaslee, of
Clarkston. president; Frank J. Parker,
of "Walla. "Walla; J. O. Megler, of
Brookfleld, and G. L. Llndsley, ot
. The "Washington State .Commission Xor
the Lewis and Clark, Exposition will ask
the "Washington Legislature for an appro
priation of $75,000 to carry out "Washing
ton's participation In the Portland "World's
Fair. This was decided upon by the Com
mission last evening after a day spent In
Inquiring Into the scope of the Expostion
and inspecting the Exposition grounds.
The Commission agreed that not a dollar
less than 575,000 will be sufficient to make
a suitable "Washington exhibit, and Imme
diately upon their return to their state
the Commissioners will commence " their
campaign for the appropriation, which
tney anticipate no great difficulty in. ,se
The Commission" 'four strong," reached
Portland yesterday morning- for the pur
pose or making an official investigation
A meeting -was held at Exposition head
quarters during the forenoon, at which'
H. E. Heed and D. C Freeman, repre
senting tho Exposition, explained exist
ing conditions. Upon learning that the
exhaustive drains on exhibit space have
left no great surplus for late comers, the
Commission at once decided that a separ
ate state building will be required in
which to house the "Washington exhibits.
Will Erect Building.
President Peaslee stated that th low
railroad rates and other conditions tend
ing to Induce travel to the "West aro such
that there will undoubtedly be a tremen
dous attendance at the Fair. In consid
eration of this fact he felt that "Washing
ton's interests demand a full representa
tion of the state's resources. An adequate
exhibit cannot be made without a line
state building in which to house It This
Idea was afterward embodied In a resolu
tion which was unanimously adopted by
After deciding that a separate exhibit
building was a necessity, the Commission
adjourned to the Exposition grounds for
the purpose of selecting a suitable site.
In company with Mr. Freeman they vis
ited every portion of the Exposition, being
offered their choice of any of the un
claimed building sites, A broad strip of
land a short distance south and east of
the Agricultural Palace, fronting on Lewis
and Clark boulevard, was Unally decided
upon, and this plot -will be held by tho
Exposition management pending the mak
ing of an appropriation by the "Washing
Cost Not Yet Estimated.
Just what the cost of the building will
be the Commission could make no esti
mate further than to state their building
will not be a small or second-class struc
ture in any respect. Immediately upon
their return to "Washington they will send
architects here for the purpose of mak
ing estimates on the probable cost. A
resolution to this effect was unanimously
The Commission is the same that suc
cessfully conducted "Washington's exhibit
at the St. Louis Exposition. "Washington's
appropriation for that Exposition was
$75,000, and It Is urged that no smaller
amount 'can be applied to tho Portland
Fair, which more vitally affects the In
terests of the "Washingtonlans.
The Commission Is confident of the ap
propriation asked for, and will continue
planning their exhibit on that scale. They
report public sentiment strongly in favor
of the Lewis and Clark Exposition, and
state that a number of the counties' of
their state are taking an unusually ac
tive interest in the Fair, several having
already begun the assembling of their ex
hibits. NO OFFENDER TO BE SPARED
Hitchcock Will Go to the Bottom of
the Land Frauds.
WASHINGTQN. Dee. 7. An official
statement was given out by the Interior
Department today announcing the Gov
ernment's purpose to prosecute every
guilty man In the public land frauds to
the full extent of the law and regardless
of position In life. The statement fol
lows: "The conviction in Portland, Or., yes
terday of five persons for land frauds,
which will be followed next week, by tho
trial of several others indicted for the
same offense. Is but another step toward
the consummation of the policy entered
upon by the Secretary of the Interior
when it became known nearly three years
ago that frauds were being perpetrated In
connection with the public lands, to run
down and prosecute the guilty ones to.
the full extent of tho law without regard
to their position In life. The Department
has encountered many obstacles whllo
engaged in this work, but has moved
steadily onward. and has had. the hearty
assistance and co-operation of the De
partment of Justice in bringing the land.
criminals to Justice.
'These frauds havo been more far-
reaching than the country has suspected
and the task of unearthing them and se
curing the necessary proofs has been a
difficult one, but there has been no abate
ment of the Intention to overcome all
difficulties and secure the conviction of
tho land thieves. No one will be shield
ed, whether high or low, and the work
of prosecution will be vigorously car
TO RECLAIM GREAT- TRACT;
Interior Department Applies to State
of Wyoming for Water Rights.
CHEYENNE, vVyo., Dec. 7. The Inter
ior Department at "Washington has tiled
application with the engineer of "Wyo
ming for water rights for lands lying
along the North Platte River in thl3
state, aggregating 545,595 acres, to be re
claimed under the National irrigation act
and called tho Pathfinder project.
The State Engineer estimates that
about SOO.OQO acres will make profitable
farming lands -which will be reclaimed
under Ave canal systems. The Interior
Department advertises for bids for the
construction of the dams. and reservoirs,
which in addition to storing water for
the above projects will reclaim about
230,000 acres of land In Nebraska.
TURKEY AND BRITAIN" DT DEAL
Russia Learns Latter Put Up Money
to Buy Ships She Had an Eye On.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 7. According
to a story current in high circles here,
Russia's efforts some time ago to negoti
ate the purchase of seven Argentine and
Chilean warships have had a curious
sequel. The two South American coun
tries declined to sell the vessels direct to
Russia, fearing the possibility of being
subsequently held liable to pay Japan
heavy damages, as Great Britain was In
tho Alabama case. At that time the
question of selling of a third party as
an Intermediary was discussed, and tho
possibility of Turkey playing the role wa3
suggested. But Argentina and Chile
steadfastly declined to entertain any
proposition without a guarantee against
According to the story, Russia then
abandoned the project, whereupon Great
Britain stepped In, offering to advance the
money to Turkey to buy the ships in re
turn for certain concessions -which would
permit Great Britain to erect a second
Gibraltar on the coast of Yemen, opposite
Perim Island, which would give Great
Britain control of tho lower entrance to
the Red Sea. Negotiations between Great
Britain and Turkey along these lines are
said to be now progressing. It Is added
that Russia Is much alarmed over tne
report that an emissary has been dis
patched to Constantinople to investigate
and block the game.
Ottoman Embassy Denies It.
LONDON, Dec. 7. In connection with
th stnrv from St. Petersburg, negotia
tions with Turkey for the purchase of
Arsrentine and. Chilean cruisers, a curious
feature Is the fact that the Ottoman
Embassy in. London yesterday Issued an
nfflnlnl statement declaring there was no
foundation for rtmjors that Turkey was
-i. -I A 't.Tiinrr tn nnmliocn Air.
ma.nfiTOT -"pltlifr for her own
use or for the use of any ouier power.
WILL SENd'tHIRD SQUADRON
Russia Hopes Ships Can Be Fitted
Out in .Two Months.
LONDON, Dec 8. According to a St.
Petersburg dispatch to the Dally Mail,
the Emperor, on "Wednesday, decreed the
dispatch to the Far East of a third squad
ron, comprising the battleships Paul L
and Slava, which will be completed as
speedily as possible; Ave older battle
ships, five cruisers and 40 torpedo-boat de
stroyers. The whole squadron, tho dis
patch adds, it Is hoped, will bo fitted out
In two months. Probably It will be com
manded by either Vipe-Admiral Dirubas
soff or Vice-Admiral Chouknin. It is
further asserted that no decision has been
reached regarding the Black Sea. fleet.
Germany Did Not Sell "Coal. .
LONDON, Dec. 8, The German Em
bassy in London authorizes the statement
that it had nothing whatever to do with
the sales of coal at Cardiff. It admits that
the German Consul, who is a merchant at
Cardiff, may possibly have sold coal, but
what he may have done in his private
business capacity was no concern of tho
The Hamburg-American steamer Ben
galias left Cardiff yesterday with 12,000
tons of steam coal for Batavla. The Ben
gallas ia one of the vessels suspected of
previously having supplied Russian
FAMOUS OIgCTAHNO MORE
Hugh McLaughlin, Brooklyn Leader
for Years, Is Dead.
NEW YORK, Dec 7. Hugh McLaugh
lin, tho ex-Brooklyn political leader, died
(Hugh McLaughlin was for years the
Democratic boss In Brooklyn. This year,
with the aid of Tammany. Patrick Mc
Carren defeated him. McLaughlin was
"born in Brooklyn. April 2. 1S27. He was
educated fin the public schools. He en
gaged In lighterage business, and later
in the fish business. He was master me
chanic of tne Brooklyn navy-yard, lSoi
61. He was defeated for Sheriff of Kings
County, 1860. In-lS61 ho was elected,
registered and held tho office three years.
He was- active in promoting construction
of the Brooklyn Bridge and Prospect
Len Spencer, the Minstrel.
CHICAGO, Dec 7. Len Spencer, a well
known minstrel, dropped dead today, pre
sumably of heart disease.
TEN-INH GTJN EXPLODES.
Two Lieutenant-Colonels at Newport
Suffer Quite Severe Injuries.
NEWPORT R. I.. Dec. 17. Lieutenant
Colonel J. H. "Wlllard. of the United
States Engineering Corps, and Lieutenant-Colonel
Frank "W. Rawlston, of the
United States Artillery, were injured to
day by the premature explosion of a ten
Inch gun at Fort "Wetherell at James
town, which guards Newport Harbor, the
entrance to Narragansett Bay. The
eyesight and hearing of both officers was
affected, and their faces cut. The explo
sion blew the parapet away, lifted the
gun from its carriage and partly wrecked
it. Two artillerymen were thrown to the
ground, but not injured.
Medal for Harvard Professor.
MEXICO CITY. Dec. 7. The Mexican
Astronomical Society has awarded its
chief prize, a gold medal, to Professor
Pickering, of Harvard University, who
discovered the ninth satellite of Saturn.
Pi I I
Armour Dumps Big Line
on Chicago Market.
BULLS ARE POWERLESS
Session Is One of the Most
Exciting in Years.
MAY DROPS NEARLY 3 CENTS
Many Small Traders Lose Their En
tire Holdings, and Excitement In
the Pit at Time Borders
SLinffPS IX "WHEAT AND COPPER.
Opening price SLiat-lS?
Low point k ia01.10S&
Closing . 1.10
Opening prfcew.. .......7Tc
Closing price.1.,. ..68?4c
CHICAGO, Dec. 7. (Special.) Armour
& Co. created a panic in the Board of
Trade today by throwing- upon the market
5,000,000 bushels of wheat. The session
was one of the most exciting witnessed in
years. Many options dropped 2? cents,
and December suffered a relapse of 2&
cents. "While the panic was the first
great break in the stock market since
the beginning of tho present bull move
ment was manifested by a decline all
along the line, Amalgamated-. Copper
leading the downward course. Hurling
an estimated line of 5,000,000 bushels of
wheat into the pit, the Armour forces,
supported by other strong interests, put
the bulls into wild retreat The tremend
ous selling resulted in a decline of 2i
cents for the May option, and 24 cents
for the December.
At times when the liquidating was
strongest, the excitiment in the pit bor
dered on Inganlty Bulls . weakllag3
against jhe mighty tush of he hears, re
sisted as valiantly as they could, but it
was not long after the first tap of tho
gong that the complete, mastery of the
price-shatterera was apparent. To use
the expression of one trader, "The plight
of the little fellows was pitiful." Many
of the small traders were driven out with
only tho memory of their holdings, their
os, their 10s or their 20s. All the time the
Armour people either stood about with
faces cruelly unconcerned to -the little
fellows or smoked calmly In the quotation-room.
"A lot of people think Armour suffered!
a great loss when he dumped the big lino
today," said a trader, "but I feel con
fident that even' at tho low price ho came
out a fair winner."
LAWSON'S ADVICES CAUSE STIR
Amalgamated Drops Nearly 9 Cents,
and Wall Street Is Wildly Excited.
NEW YORK. Dec 7. (Special.) Wall
street was more demoralized today than
it has been at any time since 1901. Amal
gamated Copper fell 8 points to 68, a
loss of 14i4 points since Monday morning,
while the rest of the list fell three to five
points. Prices broke violently at times
and rallied frequently, only to reach lower
levels again In the few minutes. The
sales amounted to 2,481,000 shares, the
heaviest day's business since the money
panic in 1901.
Thomas Lawson. tho noted Boston op
erator, flooded "Wall street with disturbing
dispatches all through the day, and be
causo of these dispatches, a large specu
lative element attached tho break in
prices wholly to him- It la incredible
to suppose that Lawson alone could have
caused the. break of oyer eight points in
Amalgamated Copper today, and a fall of
14 points since the opening of the
market on Monday when stock sold at
82. Brokers for the Standard Oil and
Lewisohn interests were sellers of the
stock from Friday until yesterday. When
they started selling, an outside demand
had been created by widely circulated re
ports of a coming dividend of 57,500,00
on Boston and Montana stock, almost
wholly owned by the Amalgamated Com
pany, and this dividend was declared on
Friday afternoon. The stock opened
strong on Saturday and continued strong
during the early trading of Monday. It
is extremely possible Insiders were then
selling and that at least they allowed
Lawson to take control of the market.
If they did not Join him in his attack on
Amalgamated. The stock closed at 685,
the extreme low point of the day.
Other stocks that dropped were: Atchi
son, 2: Baltimore & Ohio, 3; Brooklyn
Rapid Transit, 3Vi; Illinois CentraL 4;
Louisville & Nashville, 3; New York
Central. 3; Northwest, Reading, 3;
St. Paul, 2; Southern Pacific 2; Colo
rado Fuel, Peoples Gas. 3; Tennessee
Coal,. 4; Steel", 21. arid Steel Pre
SUES UNION E0E DAMAGES.
Victor Fuel Company Alleges Strike
Damaged It $49,000.
TRINIDAD. Colo., Dec. 7. Suit was
filed in tho District Court today by the
Victor Fuel Company against the United
Mlneworkera of America. John Mitchell,
and Tl other officers of the organization,
for $19,000 damages alleged to have been
sustained by the company during the
strike of coal miners. This suit does not
take the place of the suit for $85,000 filed
about a year ago, which is still pending.