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VOL. XLV.-XO. 13,909.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY, JULY 7, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
News Sent to Governor
CITY OF THEODOSIA IS BURNING
Shelled by Rebel Warship and
Looted by Garrison.
FLEET SEEKING MUTINEERS
If Ship Is Xot Already Sunk, Battle
Will Occur Soon Fear She 3Iay
Reach Batoum and Start
LONDON, July ".(1:15 A... M.)-(Spe-clal.)
A dispatch from the correspondent
of the Central News at Odessa, received
just before midnight, states that the bat
tleship Knlaz Potemkln was torpedoed
and sunk in the Black 3ea near Theodo
sla late Thursday.
According to the correspondent, the
news of the destruction of the battleship
manned by mutineers was brought to the
Governor-General of Odessa by a courier
sent by the commander of the destroyer
Stremltclny, which .is said to have com
passed the destruction of the vessel.
The correspondent adds that no details
are obtainable, neither Is it known how
many of the crew of the Potemkln per
ished. THEODOSIA BURXED BY SHIP
Instead of Defending Town, Garrison
Loots Another Ship Mutinies.
LONDON. July 7. (Special.) The Odes
sa correspondent of the London Daily
Mail, in a dispatch received early this
morning, states that the town of Theo
dora, Crimea, ' has been set on fire by
shells from the battleship Knlaz Potem
kln, and that the garrison Is boldly loot
ing the houses and stores and has not
replied to the shells fired bv the muti
neers. Only one of thekeroicrs In the
harbor was permitted to leave, all of the
others being -compelled to stay within the
The correspondent adds that it is re
ported on excellent authority that an
other Russian torpedo craft has joined
NOT CONFIRMED AT CAPITAL
If Potemkln Is Xot Sunk, She Will
Go to Batoum.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 7. (Special.)
Although the report current here that
the volunteer crew of the Russia tor
pedoboat destroyer Stremltelny, which
left Odessa Wednesday under orders to
sink the mutinous warship Knlaz Potem
kln, has succeeded '.n torpedoing and de
stroying that battleship, no official confir
mation Is obtainable here. The roport
comes from 'Odessa and is declared to
have originated in the office of the Governor-General
of that port.
If she has not been destroyed, it Is
likely that the Potemkln will be next
heard from In the vicinity of Batoum
The officials here who are cognizant of
the situation declare that the mutineers
can be depended on to make for Batoum
in the hope of capturing that port and
replenishing their magazines from the ar
senal there. Inasmuch as there has been
a strike on there for several months
and the Socialists are very strong in
that vicinity, the mutineers will have
support in any move they may make
against the Russian authorities and, if
the report is true that there are dissen
sions in their ranks, they can get all
of the men needed to take the places
of the sailors who are discontented.
UXWILLIXG TO ATTACK HER
Mutinous Spirit Explains Fleet's
Failure to Sink Potemkln.
ODESSA. July G. (8:21 P. M.) The
Knlaz Potemkln still occupies the center
of the stage here. The authorities are
well Informed about her movements and
operations at the various Black Sea ports,
which form the topic of continuous specu
lation and comment in business and offi
cial circles. But. as the opinion prevails
here that she will not return to menace
Odessa, the Odessians view her doings
interestedly but not coupled with any
The fact that the Knlaz Potemkln is
still at large, cruising in the Black Sea,
threatening ports and holding up steam
ers and other craft. Is beginning to'tvrlng
criticism upon the naval authorities, ow
ing to their apparent slowness and lack
of energy in pursuing and terminating
her piratical career. The torpedo-boats
which, it is reported, are trailing the
Kniaz Potemkln, have done nothing, al
though the whereabouts of the battle
ship has never been a secret. The Black
Sea is so small that she has never been
out of reach of the fleet, which left here
yesterday and which is popularly sup
posed to be following the renegade for
the purpose of effecting her surrender or
sinking her. If the fleet is in earnest, it
can easily meet the Kniaz Potemkin
within a comparatively few hours.
The belief is general, however, and there
is general confirmation of it, that the
main difficulty confronting the fleet re
garding: the Kniaz Potemkin lies in the
fact that the crews of the ships are
strongly disinclined to engage the muti
nous battleship. It Is reported on good
authority that their crews have actually
refused to attack her.
In the meantime commerce on the Black
Sea Is being slowly resumed and coast
wise and other steamers arc clearing
from Odessa on their former schcdulos.
Odessa Is resuming its normal life, and
the theaters and other public places are
reopening, while street life is about the
same as usual. There is a strong under
current of uneasiness, however, and fur
ther disorders are expected sooner or
later. Just at present the reign of mili
tary law and the recollection of the re
cent lessons are acting as strong deter
rents to unruly persons. The police are
active in making arrests and In deport
ing suspected persons. House-to-house
searches are frequent, and they have re
sulted in the finding of a number of
bombs. It is believed AJiat-practlcally all
the Jews -are armed.
Present conditions are proving a serious
deterrent to business here. The port
shows fair activity and the factories are
resuming, but not a business man is com
ing to Odessa, and the hotels are almost
empty. The lack or confidence Is wide
spread and trade is very dull.
BATTLE IS HOURLY EXPECTED
Chouknir With Whole Fleets Gone to
ST. PETERSBURG, July 7. (3:30 A.
M.) Up to 3 o'clock this morning no
report was received from Theodoshl of
the arrival of the squadron from Se
vastopol, and it Is not known whether
an encounter with the Knlaz Potem
kln has taken place or whether
the battleship has executed its threat
to bombard the city last night unless
furnished with the supply of coal de
manded. The latest dispatches from Theodosia
deceived here, timed 4:30 o'clock yester
day afternoon, reported that the Po
temkln was cruising off shore In sight
of the town, but it Is possible she may
have left the vicinity before the ar
rival of the squadron.
A press dispatch from . Sevastopol
gives a rumor that the Knlaz Potemkln
went seaward late ycsterJay afternoon.
If the squadron arrived before her de
parture, either the surrender of the
battleship or a battle is regarded as
certain, as Admiral Chouknir. It la be
lieved would not have risked his ships
In search of the mutinous vessel un
less sure that there would be no repe
tition of the Odesra fiasco.
Rumors of the most diverse nature
are In circulation, one of which is that
two torpedo-boats attacked the Knlaz
Potemkin and were sunk by her. Tno
cruiser Chernomorctz. which was due
at Sevastopol Monday, and for which
much anxiety was felt, has arrived at
Yalta, on the south coast of the Cri
mea. - j
Advices received from Interior Min
ister Bouligan report a serious anti
Semitic agitation in the governments
of Ekaterinoslav and Kherson.
According to dispatches from Odessa
the president of tne Permanent Law
yers' Association has been given notice
by the authorities to leave the city
wltnin 15 days.' .
The Emperor has offered the position
of Minister of tho Interlor.'to succeed
M. Bouligan to M. Shlpoff." of Moscow,
ex-president of the Zemstvo Congress.
According to popular rumor M. Shipoff
will accept only on condition that full
freedom be accorded to the press and
to public meetings.
WHOLE FLEET IS IX PURSUIT
Sails Tor Theodosia to Destroy Rebel
ST. PETERSBURG, July 6. (7:45
M.) The Black Sea fleet has gone to
Theodosia, according to advices re
ceived by the Admiralty late this after
noon. Admiral Chouknln's warships
left Sevastopol for Theodosia at about
noon today and should arrive there
Pearly this evening. The rosult la
awaited with Intense anxiety.
Dispatches .from tho Governor of
Simferopol, who is executing the de
cree of martial law at Theodosia, say
that about half of the Kniaz Potem
kin's crew desire to surrender, but
they are prevented from doing so by
the revolutionists. There were only
6bc companies of troops at Theodosia
yesterday, but reinforcements of in
fantry and artillery have been dis
patched from Sevastopol and probably
reached there today. It transpires
that the. torpedo-boat which accom
panied the Knlaz Potemkln was towed
out from Kustcnjl to Theodosia and
was not sunk, as was supposed.
An official report from General Ka
hanoff. the military commander of
Odessa declares that there has been
tho wildest exaggeration regarding
the number of casualties resulting from
tho rioting at Odessa. He gives the
Of the mob. 89 were killed and 74
wounded: of the police and troops, one
man was killed and 20 wounded.
BULLETS MEET BOAT'S CREW
Infantry Repulse Landing Party
From Rebel Ship.
LONDON. July 6. A dispatch to
Reuter's Telegram Company from
Theodosia says that at 9 o'clock this
morning a boat from the Kniaz Potem
kln was sent ashore and was met by in
Infantry Are which killed two men and
caused seven to Jump overboard. Tho
torpedo-boat. In the hands of the mu
tineers, fired 'ashell which passed over
the town, and at noon the Knlaz Po
temkin and the torpedo-boat left the
port, but continued to maneuver In
sight of the town. Theodosia. it is
added, has been declared to be in a
state of war.
PEOPLE FLY FROM THEODOSIA
Threatened Bombardment Spreads
Panic in City.
THEODOSIA. Crimea, July S.The
Inhabitants are leaving the town In
compliance with the orders of the au
thorities, who fear that the mutineers
of the Kniaz Potemkln will carry out
their threat to open Are on Theodosia
this evening. Only troops and officials
MORS IE PI
TO HERO'S BONES
American and French Navies
Make Up for Neglect of
GRAND CEREMONY IN' PARIS
More Than Century After Death, His
Mortal Remains Arc Delivered,
to American Xnvy to Be
PARIS. July fi. In the presence of the
highest dignitaries of France, the diplo
matic, representatives of many foreign
governments and civil and naval officials
of the United States, tho body of Admiral
John Paul Jones was today formally de
livered to the United States Government.
The ceremony was one combining Impres
sive dignity with brilliant military and
naval pomp. In which the soldiers and
sailors of France and the sailors of Amer
ica united In tendering honors to the Illus
trious founder of the American Navy.
The occasion was unique and probably
without parallel, as the funeral was that
of a revolutionary hero who had lain neg
lected In a foreign grave for over a hun
Seldom has any event awakened such
widespread Intorcst In the French capi
tal. Denso throngs packed the Champs
Elysee and other principal thoroughfares
to wifness the imposing cortege, which
for the elaborateness of Its military fea
ture equaled the martial display on the
occasion of the visit of King Alfonso.
Imposing Scene In Church.
The ceremony of delivering the body
was In the American Church on the Ave
nue d'Alma. at 3:30 o'clock in the after
noon. The Inner portion of this Gothic
edifice was beautifully decorated with
plants and flowers. At the foot of the
chancel rested the casket, wrapped In an
American flag and literally (burled In
masses of floral emblems. The French
government had taken charge of the ar
rangements, and cuirassiers of the For
eign Office, wearing Impressive silver
chains, acted as ushers.
At the right of the altar sat Ambassa
dor McCormlck, Senior Special Ambassa
dor Porter, Junior Special Ambassador
Loomis, United States Senator Lodge.
Rear-Admiral Slgsbce and other officers
of the American squadron. Across the
aisle sat Premier Rouvier, with other
membrs of his Cabinet, practically the
entire diplomatic corps and officers of the
army and navy. The members of the
diplomatic corps wero In full uniform.
Scores of American sailors in the nave
on either side of tho altar Save a fitting
background to the Imposing scene.
After brief religious services General
Porter, wearing evening dress, accord
ing to the French custom, with the red
sash of the grand cross of the Legion
of Honor across his breast, advanced
alongside the casket and formally de
livered tho body to Mr. Loom Is as tho
representative of the United States and
commissioner Admiral Slgsbee to con
vey It to the United States.
As the surpliced choir took up "My
Country. TIs of Tnee," the entire as
semblage rose and Joined In the strains
of tho patriotic air. Eight brawny
sailors from the battleship Brooklyn
then stepped forward, raised the cas
kot to their shoulders and bore It slow
ly from the church to the waiting gun
carriage. This was draped with the Na
tional colors, and was drawn by six
Splendid Martial Spectacle.
Tne cortege was then formed and
proceeded along tho Avenue d'Alma,
the Champs tlysee and across the
Alexander bridge to the Esplanade ues
Invalides. Republican guards lined each
side of the avenues, holding hack tne
dense throngs, while all the converging
street? were closed by barriers, to pre
vent a crush.
Heading the procession was a squad
ron of Cuirassiers, stretching from
curb to curb, with a division of In-
!fantry under General Frey. After them
rumbled the gun caisson bearing tho
flower-laden coffin with guards of
j American sailors on either .side. Back
j of the coffin was a long line of distin
guished officials headed by Ambassa
dor McCormlck, Special Ambassadors
Porter and Loomis, Tremler Rouvier
and his Cabinet, the foreign Ambassa
dors and French Generals nnd admi
rals, all walking, according to tne
Frencn custom. The appearance of the
detachment of S00 American sailors nnd
marines was the signal for enthusiasm
all along the line. Then last came an
other Frencn division composed of in
fantry, cavalry and artillery.
Arrlvng at the Esplanade des Inva
lides. an imposing picture was present
ed. The French government had erect
ed a large pavilion In which to deposit
the coffin. The pavilion was richly hung
with crimson velvet with martial em
blems and battleaxes. entwined flags
and a row a brass field pieces along tho
front. Near by rose the glided dome of
the tomb of Napoleon. The casket was
deposited In the center of the pavilion,
while the cortege passed, rendering
military honors. 'Later It was borne to
the Invalides railroad station and
placed In a funeral car. where, guard
ed by Frencn and American sailors. It
started for Cherbourg at 19 o'clock to
night. Mr. McCormlck gave a dinner tonight
at the embassy in honor of the visiting
American officials. The guests Included
Premier Rouvier and other members of
The formal ceremony consisted of the
delivery of , the body by General Porter
as the finder and custodian to Mr. Loomis,
representing the United States, appointed
to receive It. and Mr. Loomis commis
sioning Admiral Slgsbee to transport It
to America. In discharging his duty.
General Porter said:
Xo Doubt of Body's Identity.
"An earnest expression of recognition
is due to the accomplished savants of
France, whose acknowledged skill In
anthropological science confirmed In every
particular and with entire accuracy
and absolute certainty, the identification
of the. body- "Which Is o marvelously pre
served. When Cngrcss adopted the pres
ent form of the American flag It embodied
in the same resolution the appointment of
Captain Jones to command the ship
Ranger. When he received theiu;wB his
tory attributes to him tho following re
mark: " The flae and T-.are twins. Born the
"same hour from the same womb of des
tiny, we cannot part In life or death."
Alas, they were parted, but happily, now
they are reunited."
Loomis Receives Body.
Mr. Loomis, In receiving the body, said:
"America unfortunately exemplified the
Idea that republics are ungrateful, and In
the stress of the struggle of building a
new country, forgot for a time Its great
hero. France, be It said to her credit
remembered Jones In appropriate and
touching ways, showing as ever her Inti
mate and splendid appreciation of genius.
Now, after the lapse of more than a cen
tury, through the persistent endeavors
and patriotic purpose of General Porter,
and with the ever-kindly and generous
assistance of the French government, the
body of Paul Jones was discovered.
"I have the honor. In behalf of the
President of the United States, to, accept
the custody of the. casket wh!ch encloses
it and to commit tne body to the worthy
hands of Admiral Slgsbee."
In a brief speech Admiral Slgsbce ac
cepted the commission of convoying the
body to the United S&taes. He said:
Inspiration to Nary.
I am here In command of a squadron of
United States naval vessels charged with the
transportation of the body of John Paul
Jones to the United States. Since he was
the greatest of our earlier naval comman
ders. It Is appropriate that this body be
transferred to the guardianship of the naval
service and the President of the United
States decided that his body be deposited at
Annapolis. It cannot be doubted that Us
presence In that Institution will serve as an
Inspiration and example to future genera
tions of the Navy. The President had this
object - In mind when he chose the naval
It will be remembered that this body of a
naval officer was discovered through the Initiative-
and efforts of a graduate of the
military academy at West Point. The Army
and Nary of the United States therefore
come together In a fraternal sentiment on
this occasion. General Porter may be as
sured of my appreciation of his labors, which
Is shared by the whole naval service which
he has so greatly honored. -We shall ever
regard him affectionately. The occasion has
also served to bring together In the remem
brance of our Joint history the army and
navy of France and t he Army and Navy of
the United States.
I am directed. Mr. Ambassador. In my or
ders to receive .from you this body which
you have decided to transfer to me in
Paris. I hereby accept the honor and fur
ther responsibility with the assurance that
ray command will bear the body of Paul
Jones most reverentfy to Its final resting
place In the naval aeademy at AnnarwMs.
vAt the conclusion of the service. Ad
miral unarnm do re the body to the door
way, where a cortege proceeded to the
Esplanade of the Invalides. The crowds
which lined the route uncovered their
heads respectfully as the casket, covered
with flags and flowers, passed.
On reaching the Invalides the body was
placed on a high structure, where It was
surrounded by French and American of
ficers, while the American and French
naval and military forces filed slowly
by, rendering military honors to the dead.
Following the review, the body was
placed In a mortuary chapel at the rail
road station, where French and American
marines guarded It until the departure of
the train for Cherbourg at 10 o clock at
MARCHIXG THROUGH PARIS
Shouts of Applause Greet American
Tnrs and Marines.
PARIS. July 6. The unusual sight of a
detachment of United States sailors and
marines swinging through the central
thoroughfares of Paris today aroused
great interest, and brought out an en
thusiastic welcome from the crowds along
the line of march. The American naval
contingent, numbering &. with 23 ofil
cers, left Cherbourg in two special trains
at 3 o'clock this morning, arriving at the
Invalides Railroad Station at 11:40 A. M.
in tplte of tho hard night ride the
sailors and marines presented, a fine ap
pearance as they emerged from tho ata
tlon. They were uniformed as a landing
party, wearing the regulation gaiters and
carrying rifles with fixed bayonets.
A company of French infantry was
drawn up fronting the station to receive
the Americans. The latter formed In bat
talion and unfurled the American flag
and naval ensign. At the same moment
the Frencn troops came to a salute, tho
French standard was dipped, the French
band struck up "The Star-Spangled Ban
ner," and the great crowds which had
surged across the Alexandre Bridge
shouted "Vive lea Amerlcalns." "Vive la
France," the entire multitude uncovering
respectfully while the American anthem
wap played. Another outburst of enthus
iasm greeted the "Marseillaise," and the
French escort took up the line of march
across the esplanade of the Invalides to
tho Avenue Piquet and thence to the
All along the route the streets were
lined with dense crowds eager to see the
Americans. Women waved their hand
kerchiefs and miniature flags, and there
was a continuous shout of "Vive lea
Amerlcalns." The Americans made a
most favorable Impression by their sturdy
bronzed appearance and the smartness of
They were received at the military
school by a battalion of French troops
drawn up In the great court. Again the
national anthems were played and salutes
were exchanged. The Americans were
then taken to the military school, which
will serva as the barracks during their
stay here. The American sailors and
French soldiers were soon on the most
friendly basis, fraternizing and chatting
together while awaiting the ceremony of
the delivery of Paul Jones' body at the
American church on the Avenue de
L'Alraa at 3:30 this afternoon.
Prominent Men Accused of Fraud.
WASHINGTON. July 61 The grand Jury
of the District of Columbia reported today
an Indictment for conspiracy against Or
rln G. Staples, prominent In hotel ana"
business circles; Trncey L. Jcfferods. for
mer Assistant United States Attorney:
John L. Fchr nnd Eltsha H. Fish, all
of this city.
It Is charged that the defendants unlaw
fully conspired to defraud the citizens of
the District of Columbia and others by
making false representations as to the
financial -standing and responsibility of the
Interstate Livestock Insurance Company
of the district.
WILL BEGIN TODAY
Dr. Van Gesner and Marion R.
Biggs Are Also Defend
ants in the Case.
CALL OTHER DEFENDANTS
Bcnch-Warrants Issued for Those
XotPrcsent Judge De Haven
Takes a Fling at the
"With the conviction of Senator MUchell
sliding into history, those curious ones
who were In attendance at this trial will
this morning again have the chance to
witness another Oregon Congressman be
fore the bar of Justice Representative J.
X. Williamson. "With this member of the
lower house of Cbngrex? will also be tried
Dr. Van Gesner and Marlon R. Biggs.
Williamson and Van Gesner wero inter
ested In the sheep business, and" the spe
cific charge against them Is subornation of
perjury, it being alleged that they Induced
various persons to make fraudulent timber
entries. It Is charged that the alleged
fraudulent oaths were taken before Mar
lon R. Biggs, who was United States Com
missioner at Prinevllle.
The indictment which was returned
against Williamson. Tan Gesner and Biggs
was returned February 11. 1905. nnd if al
leges that the three men named In the In
dictment conspired to suborn certain per
sons to commit perjury whose names are
set forth In the Indictment, to take up
claims under the timber and stone act.
swearing when they took up these claims
that they were not taken up for speculat
ive purposes. Those names given In the
indictment as the entrymen are. Camp
bell A. Duncan. Susie M. Duncan, Frank
Ray, Ethel M. Ray, Ben F. Jones, Nancy
D. Jones, Green Beard, Mary J. Beard,
Emmett B. Holraan, Henry Hudson.
Christian Feuerhelm, Wllford J. Crain.
Henry E. Beard. Jefferson D. Evans. Ma
hula J. Evans. Ernest D. Starr. John S.
Watklns. and Lettle Watklns. Most If
not all of these entrymen will be wit
nesses on the trial.
While this case will not attract the at
tention that the trial of Senator Mitchell
did. It nevertheless will be watched with
great Interest. Representative Wllllam
jou. until he was elected to succeed Mal
colm A. Motfdy. was a State Senator In
the Oregon Legislature. The fact that he
was Indicted along wlth'Senator Mitchell
will give the case some National interest.
Sorcnson Pleads Xot Guilty.
When Judge De Haven convened his
court yesterday morning It was discovered
that a number of those whose names ap
peared on the court docket were not pres
ent. The court had ordered them to be
on hand, and when they were not. Judge
De Haven caused bench warrants to be
sworn out for State Senator George C.
Brownell, Henry Meldrum. ex-Surveyor-General
; George EL Waggoner, -formerly
Mcldrum's chief clerk; David W. Kin
nalrd. examiner of surveys; B. F. MInton
and G. Klaetsch. surveyors: George Sor
enson, Livy Stlpp and Frank H. Duncan.
Sorenson was present In court, and the
bench warrant was not served upon him.
He waived the reading of the indictment
and entered a plea of not guilty.
Attorneys who are to defend those
for whom bench warrants were issued,
sought to stave off matters by a plea
In abatement, but Judge De Haven sat
down hard upon them and said that he
would pay no attention to a plea In
abatement filed after a decision Is
given on a demurrer. During the morn
ing session an Indictment against Sen
ator Brownell was dismissed, because
It Is believed two other Indictments re
maining will cover the charges. Attor
ney Dan J. Malurkey appeared for
Brownell and filed a brief and submit
ted It without argument. At the re
quest of United States District Attor
ney Hcney, the charges against Frank
II. Duncan were dismissed.
The morning- session and about 20
minutes of tho court's attention after
tho noon recess was taken up In hear
ing arguments on the various demur
rers that have been filed. The court
overruled the demurrers filed by Henry
Meldrum. James Benson. Frank E. Kin
cart. Charles Nlckell and J. W. Ha
maker. In the case of S. B. Ormsby, W.
H. Davis, who Is serving his third term
as Mayor of Albany, and others, L. H.
Tarploy entered a plea of not guilty In
behalf of C. E. Loomis and Henry A.
Young. A similar plea was entered for
James Benson, accused of fraud In a
"homestead emtry. and by James Caylor,
Indicted with John Hall. cx-Unlted
States District Attorney and others,
charged with attempting to obstruct
" 'Pngin Indictments Prodded.
Thoae famous Oliver E. Pagin Indict
ments came in for a vigorous prod,
only this time it was the court who
sarcastically took tnem to tosk. It was
while the caso of J. II. Booth, who was
recently removed from the Roseburg-
Land Office, was up. Booth is repre
sented by County Judge Webster and
A. C. Woodcock, of Eugene. Attorney
Woodcock was reading the indictment
which charged Booth with having used
his office for private gain, when Judge
De Haven took a fling- at the com
piler of InJIctments. Attorney Wood
cock started to read the Indict
ment against his client, when the court
suddenly asked: "Is that one of Pngln's
Indictments?" District Attorney Heney
replled that It was. and His Honor
called for the Indictment, saying:. "You
had better let me read It. I don't think
anyone can understand what it means
with ono reading."
A brief argument was made by Attor
ney Woodcock, who contended that the
Indictment did not specify the time when
Booth, as Receiver of the Roseburg or
flee, had given Kribs the alleged ad
vancc Information of lands made vacant
by cancellation of the former entries, so
that Kribs might file upon "them as lieu
selections. He also held that the Indict
ment does not state sufficient grounds for
the prosecution of his client under the
statue, because ther is nothing to show
that the defendant used his influence
with any of the departments. District
Attorney Hcney in his argument Btated
that he was of the opinion that the case
would coma under bribery and cited the
case of United States vs. Benson, who
was convicted of bribing a clerk In the
Land Department at Washington, and
who gave out advance Information re
garding the creation of a forest reserve.
Brief oral arguments were heard In the
case of Mayor Davis. Attorney for the
defense submitted a number of authori
ties In support of the contention that
Ormsby, before wnom Mayor Davis took
oath, was without authority to adminis
ter the oath. Judge De Haven took the
case under advisement.
Jury to Be Drawn Today.
This morning the labor of securing the
12 men who are to hear the evidence In
the "Williamson case will be taken up.
The government will have between 20 and
SO witnesses" In this case. Most of them
arrived yesterday morning and reported
to the District Attorney. Some SO Jurors
have been summoned to appear In court
this, morning. This special venire Is com
posed largely of Portland business men,
yet a great number of the others are
LORD ASKS FOR $50,000.
Sues Francis J. Heney for Damages
Because of Indictment.
Francis J. Heney. United States District
Attorney, is the defendant In a suit for
$30,000 damages commenced In the State
Circuit Court yesterday by Charles F.
Lord, ex-Dlstrlct Attorney of Multnomah
County. Lord was indicted by the Federal
grand jury on April 4, 1S05, charged with
the crime of impeding and obstructing
justice. The specific complaint was that
Lord and others wrongfully conspired to
gether falsely to accuse Mr, Heney of as
sociating with Marie- Ware.
Lord. In his complaint for damages, sets
forth that twice in the month of May,
1905. and again In June last, and also on
July 3 he made application before the
United States District Court to have the
case set for trial, and that Heney. act
uated by spite, refused to consent to the
trial of the charge, which was false and
Subsequently, it is stated that District
Attorney Heney. knowlns: the falsity of
the accusation againsf Lord, and that
there were no facts upon which it could
be founded, and that his representations
to the grand Jurors were untrue, did and
with leave of the court and upon his own
motion, on July 5, 1&05, enter a nolle prose
qui or an order of dismissal as to Lord
as to the charge in the Indictment.
The plaintiff avers that by reason of
the premises as hereinbefore set forth.
Lord, who is a practicing attorney In all
of the courts, both state and Federal, was
and Is Injured In his good name and repu
tation among his friends and acquaint
ances, and was disgraced and dishonored
and defamed before the public, and shame.
disgrace and dishonor have been brought
upon his family and his friends, whereby
he has suffered great mental anguish and
pain to his damage In the sum of 130,000.
Commander Blackmar Starts "West.
BOSTON, July 6. Commander-in-Chief
Blackmar, of the G. A. R., accompanied
by Mrs. Blackmar and her sister. Miss
Brewer. left this afternoon for the Pacific
Northwest. The party will go direct to
Chicago, thence to Wyoming and to Boise
Idaho, arriving there July 11. Later they
will visit Portland. Tacoma and- Seattle,
and thea Sitka, Alaska, where a reception
win be tendered to Mr. Blackmar by Past
Commander William I. Dustin, of Illinois,
Surveyor-Gtneral of Alaska.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 77
dep.: minimum. 54. Precipitation, none.
TODAY'S Fair and continued warm. North
Reported sinking of the Potemkln. Page 1.
Theodosia shelled, set on fire and looted.
Black Sea- fleet seeking- Potemkln. Page 1.
Revolt in Caucasus grows worse. Page 1.
Plan oC revolt by newly mobilized troops.
Text of plan for national assembly. Page 4.
The War In tho Far East.
Russian peace envoy attacked by home pa
pers. Page 3. v
Mikado's address to his peace envoys.
Llnlevltch claims declstvo victory. Page 5.
Germany forbids French Socialist to speak
In Berlin. Page 2.
French submarine boat founders with crew
on board. Page 2.
Paul Jones' body handed over in Paris with
gorgeous ceremony. Page 1.
Root accepts Secretaryship of State. Page 3.
Plana to make Canal Zone healthy. Page 4.
Rcprt -tentative. Payne at Taft dinner at San
Francisco presents the need of a great
Navy. Page 4.
Hot fight in educational convention. Page 1.
Christian Endeavor and Epworth League
conventions. Page 5.
Thirty injured, none killed, in Great North
ern train wreck. Page 2.
Devlin flies bankruptcy petition. Page 4.
Twenty-six dead in Texas tornado. Pago 2.
Big boxfng bouts arranged. Page 14.
Portland wins from Seattle by a score of
2 to 1. Page 7.
Fete Lohman quits Oakland and will come
to Portland. Page 7.
Miss Sutton wins another victory at tennis.
American marksmen ahead at BIsley.
Ell Miller, miner, pinned under tree in
Southern Oregon, kills himself rather
than starve. Page 6.
Fire does great damage, at Pasco, Wash.
Dr. J. Henkle, of Central Point. Or., drinks
carbolic acid by mistake and dies. Page 6.
W. F. Beckman. aged murderer, pardoned on
one charge, rearrested on another. Page
Manvill Ward at Olympia eludes wife, who
seeks to recover her child. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
California hopgrower estimates crop of-that
state. Page 1.'.
Good demand for produce in local market.
Hopefut feeling in iron trade. Page 15.
rroflt-taklng sales weaken stock market.
Chicago wheat market weak from the start.
San Francisco grain freight market stag
nant. Page 15.
Sealer Carmenclta reported at Attu. Page
Jwls and Clark Exposition.
Exposition admissions, 10.109. Page 10.
Statue of Sacajawea unveiled. Pago 10.
Red Men have day at Fair. Page 10.
Portland and Vicinity.
Land-fraud cases come up today. Page 1.
Railway agents will meet. Page 11.
Librarians have censure for Charles F.
Lummls and sympathy with Miss Mary
L. Jones. Page 0.
Euesn divorce trial begins. Page 16.
Mayor says If he can get "claws" on them
he will "nail" Milwaukie gamblers. Page
Men of books hold sessions. Page 11.
Opposes Plan for Re-Incor
poration of Education ;
WILL TAKE IT TO COURT
President Roosevelt Addresses. Con
vention Today Facts- About
Teachers' Salaries Secret
AS BURY PARK, N. J.. July 6. Presi
dent Roosevelt's flying trip here tomor
row, when he will deliver two ad
dresses, will bring to a close the annual
convention of the National Educational
Association. The first address will be at
the auditorium and the second at the
beach front. Officers were elected today
and directors from the different states
There was a slisht stir at the meeting
of the National Council over the adop
tion of the directors report relative to
reincorporation. The original incorpora
tion as a National body was for a period
of CO years, and the association by limita
tion will cease to exist January 26 next.
The directors expect special laws to b9
passed by Congress, and reported in favor
of taking advantage of them and forming
a new organization to succeed and con
tinue the present one. "When the re
port came up for adoption. Miss Mar
garet Haley, of Chicago, objected to th
approval of the plan. She charged, that
the report was a plan to turn over to
a corporation not yet formed the rights
and property of the association. Presi
dent Maxwell ruled her out of order.
Miss Haley appealed to the meeting from
the president's ruling, but failed to hava
her appeal sustained. She then an
nounced shohad power of attorney from
a large number of members and would
make a fight In the courts, against tha
plans. The report was adopted, but Misg
Haley continued to speak and the meet
ing was In an uproar when some one
moved to adjourn. This was carried.
Officers of New Year.
The . officers, of the association chosen
today were: President, Nathan C.
Shaeffer. Pennsylvania; vIco-presidentB.
William H. Maxwell. New York: Mlstt N.
Cropsey, Indiana; J. H. HIneman. Arkan
sas; Ed S. Vaught. Oklahoma; John H.
RIggs. Iowa; Joseph O'Connor, Califor
nia; D. B. Johnson, South Carolina; J.
A. Shawan. Ohio; H. O. Wheeler, Ver
mont; J. T. Joyno, North Carolina; J.
W. Splndler, Kansas; J. Stanley Brown,
Illinois. Treasurer, J. M. Wilkinson,
Kansas; secretary, Irwin Shepard, Minne
sota. The directors chosen Include: Idaho,
Mls3 Francis Mann; Montana, Oscar J.
Craig; Washington, E. T. Mathes.
Mrs. Emily E. Williamson, president of
the New Jersey State Charities Aid As
sociation, made an offer to donate two
prizes, one of $200 and the other of $100,
for the best and second best form of re
port for use In the work of child-saving
and probation. The association declined
the offer on the ground that it was con
trary to its principles.
Addresses on Many Topics.
At the general meeting in the audi
torium the first speaker was Lorenzo D.
Harvey. Superintendent of Schools oi
Menominee, Wis. Hj3 subject was,
"Manual Training In the Grades." Mr.
Harvey was followed by William Bar
clay Parsons, of New York, who deliv
ered an address on the practical effi
ciency of educational work. Frank A.
Vanderllp. vice-president of the National
City Bank, of New York, spoke on "Tha
Economic Importance of Trade Schoobs."
In the Department of Business Educa
tion, a paper on "The Value of Govern
ment Publications to Teachers of Com
merce In Secondary College and CoUeee?
was read by James C. Monaghan, chief
of the Division of Consular Reports. Bu
reau of Statistics, Department of Cook
merce and Labor at Washington.
Edward D. Jones, of the University
of Michigan, discussed "The Essential
Elements of Study in. a University Cours
in Commerce From the Point of View
of the University of "Michigan." in clos
ing which he said:
Great progress has been made In the last
few yeare In all matters concerning hlghef
commercial education. The business com
munity has revlsed its opinion as to the ap
plication of eclence In business and its esti
mate of the value of the college man. The
digesting of business experience Into scientific
form ie proceeding with great rapidity. Tin
preliminary msunderstandlnga concerning the
preservation "of university Ideals have been
happily adjusted and. the university world
has. In the main, welcomed this extension
of the sphere of Its beneficent activity and
the establishment of a new bond between It
and the life and work of the community.
"Results of the Organization of
Higher Courses in Commerce, in th
Amos Tuck School of Administration
and Finance, Dartmouth College" wa
analyzed by Harlow S. Person, secre
tary of that institution. He said lo
The part played by the commercial school
in the development of managerial ability Is
not appreciated. There seem to be thre
principal elements of that ability. The tem
peramental element of self-control, of self
projection. Is the most fundamental and can
not be trained. The socially developed ele
ment of adaptability, of adjustability to per
sons and situations. Is the product of tha
home, the college, of all the Institutions of
social contact. The social side of college Ufa
is probably the greatest emgle force helping
to develop thin element of managerial ability.
The third element, that of knowledge and of
Judgment, of Xnowtng one's business from
"top to bottom," may be developed" by" tech
nical businesM training.
"in the department of child study,
Frank Webster Smith, assistant presi
dent of pedagogy. University of Ne
braska, Lincoln, discussed "Child Study
in Normal Schools." In the department
of school administration, Seymour
Davis, of Philadelphia, talked on
The committee on salaries, tenure)
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