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PORTLAND, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 13, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ITS CASE TDDftY
Testimony for Prosecu
tion Is Ended.
BENNETT TO HAKE MOTIONS
Dismissal of Case Against Wil
Jiamson May Be Urged.
HAS BUT FEW WITNESSES
Government Introduces Evidence to
Show That Williamson and
Gesncr Were Interested in
After Special Ascnt Horace T. Jones
had been placed on the stand and Identi
fied a map containing the location of the
claims alleged to have been obtained by
Williamson and Gesncr, a map that "was
Introduced so that It can be used for argu
ment, the Government rested its case
against Representative Williamson, Dr.
Van Gesner and Marion. R. Biggs. This
morning the three defendants will have
I is understood that the defense will
not place many -witnesses on the stand.
Judge Bennett stated Tuesday that there
would not be over o. half a dozen, and
while the counsel for the defense has not
said that the defendants will take the
stand in their own behalf, it is expected
that they will. Judge Bennett Informed
Judge De Haven Just before adjournment
yesterday afternoon that he had some
motions to make, and that he would pre
sent them this morning. Perhaps one of
these motions will be for dismissal of the
charges. Evidently, District Attorney
Heney Is anticipating such a move on the
part of the defense, and he will undoubt
edly have a list of authorities on hand
in case such a move is made by counsel
for the defense. It may be' that Judge
Bennett will only ask for the dismissal of
the -charge against Representative WI1
liamr on. for it has been apparent through
out the trial that It is the desire of coun
sel for the defense to eliminate him from
any connection with the alleged conspir
acy. Through only a few witnesses who tes
tified for the Government was Representa
tive Williamson's name connected direct
ly with the alleged deals made by Dr.
Gesner. His name was more prominent
ly connected with the case yesterday by ;
the testimony of Jesse E. Hostetler, i
cashier, of French Sc Co.'s bank of The !
Dalle. A loan of had been negotiated
from this bank and Mr. Hostetler stated
on the stand that Representative "Will
iamson secured the loan, that he signed
the note first, and that later it was signed
by Dr. Van Gesner. The witness also
testified that before the note was re
turned with the signature of Dr. Gesner,
a number of checks which had been
drawn, against the loan, were cashed.
3fass of Documentary Evidence.
During the trial the Government intro
duced a mass of documentary evidence.
Included in this evidence were a great
many lettors written by Marion R.
Biggs to the Receiver at The Dalles
and they covered the entire 45 claims.
These letters were a part of the land of
fice records and were identified by J. P.
Lucas. who was formerly the Register in
the office. District Attorney Heney also
introduced a number of Dr. Gesner's per
sonal checks, given in payment for prov
ing up on several of the claims, which,
as shown by testimony already offered,
were taken up with the intention of con
veying them to the firm of Williamson
& Gesner. The lettors written by Biggs
were received at the Land Office during
1902-03. In these letters Biggs inclosed
applications for timber claims that have
formed the basis of prosecution. There
was also checks and drafts .for the pay
ment of the- fees.
One draft amounting to $2056, dated De
cember 5, 1902; was for the payment for
four of the claims at issue and another
draft for 582?, inclosed in the same letter,
was for other claims. One of Dr. Gesner's
personal checks appears for the payment
of the claims of B. F. Jones and his wife
and two other claims. The remittance
was made December 13, 1902. and amounted
to $1G44. Several days later another of
Dr. Gesner's checks was received amount
ing to $822, for two more claimants. The
Gesner check amounting to 51G44. was for
the payment of the claim of Henry Hud
son and three others who had made filings
on timber claims. On January 10, 1903.
Biggs remitted 51235 and in the letter he
wrote, he said. "Please notify me if any
thing is wrong, as I do not want to get
into the same kind of a scrape that 1
'hear this morning that one of our com
mlssloners Is in."
T. M. Baldwin, cashier of the First
National Bank at Prlneville. was placed
on the stand and questioned concerning
the private bank account of Dr. Van
Gcsrier and also about the account kept
there by the firm of Williamson & Ges
ner. Baldwin did not make the best
witness in the world. He was ques
tioned closely by District Attorney
Heney. concerning the Gesner checks
and had stated that his bank did not
stamp the checks at the time they were
paid, nor was there anything- to show
to whose credit they had gone. This
statement caused Judge Do Haven to
"Do you mean to say that you keep
no record of such a transaction 7
"We do not," replied the witness.
"I don't think I would want to de
posit any money in your bank." re
marked the Court, apparently shocked
by the lax business methods of the
Prinevillo banking Institution.
"Williamson's Nephew Testifies.
Ernest Starr, a nephow of Represen
tative Williamson, was called by the
Government, and told of having taken
up a timber claim. He is still in the
employ of Williamson &. Gesner. Starr
stated on the stand that he had paid
the cost of filing himself and that he
had taken up the claim with the inten
tion of selling it to Dr. Gesner. Judge
Bennett, on cross-examination, failed to
shake the testimony of the young man.
He tried to get the witness to admit
that he had at one time thought of
buying an Interest In the firm, but Starr
denied this. Further questioning by
counsel for the defense only seemed .to
strengthen the Government's case. Sev
eral witnesses were placed on the stand
for the purpose of showing tha.t many
of those who had taken up the 45
claims, could not have done so without
first having borrowed money in ad
vance on the claims. Among those who
testified to this was W. A. Bell, County
C E. S. Wood, a local attorney, who
represents the Willamette Valley Cas
cade Wagon Road company, testified to
having leased to the firm of Williamson
& Gesner several odd sections of land.
Between these odd sections many of the
claims taken up by some of the claim
ants lay. Miss Maggie Glaze, was the
only witness of the day who knew
nothing. She had a very bad memory.
That she was keeping back what she
knew was so apparont that she was
permitted to go after a brief examina
PROSECUTION ENDS ITS CASE
.Much Testimony Is Introduced From
"Witnesses Who Took Up Claims.
The last day of the prosecution in the
case of the United States against William
son, Gesncr and Biggs in the Federal
Court opened vesterday morning with Er
nest Starr upon the stand. The witness
Is a nephew of the defendant, William
son and had lived in Prlneville and vicin
ity for the greater part of his life. In 1902
he had been working for the firm of Wil
liamson &. Gesner. and at that time Ges
ner had suggested to him that he take a
timber claim. The witness testified that
Gesner had asked him if he did not want
to take a claim, and had told him he
could geL J500 for it when he had proved
up on it. Starr had filed upon the land
two or three days after the conversation
"At the time, did you Intend to deed the
land to Williamson and Gesner as soon as
you got title?" Mr. Heney asked the wit
ness, and he stated that such had been
On the cross-examination the witness
proved to be the first one who had re
membered any trouble between the cattle
and the sheepmen, thoifgh on reconsidera
tion he did not remember for a certainty
much about the trquble. He had Femem
bered that -there had been, a deadline In
the'Horsehcaven country, though he did
not know whether It had been there in
1902 or whether It was there, before that
time. The firm had lott a few sheep,
though the witness could not remember
Just how many. He thought perhaps four
or five, thdiigh Judge Bennett contended
that the number had been much greater.
"Xow, as a matter of fact." nsked Judge
Bennett, "didn't you ask Gesner If there
would be any show of your selling the
lands when you had got them?" "No. sir.
I think he said he would give me 75 for
the claim." answered the witness.
Didn't he tell you that he would let you
have the money without interest if you
would let him have the grass?" "No,
"Didn't he tell you that he couldn't
make any contract and that you couldn't
make one? no, sir: i aon t tninit so.
"Hadn't Mr. Williamson repeatedly
talked to you about buying an interest
in the firm?" "I don't remember."
"Now. five months after you had made
this affidavit, and before you had seen
Neuhausen, you swore that you had tak
en this land for your own use and bene
fit?" "Yes. sir."
"When have you seen Neuhausen?"
"Did he have a typewritten statement
for you to swear to? "Yes, sir."
"Did he tell you that he would have
you Indicted for perjury unless you swore
as he wanted you to?" "No. sir."
"That statement was one you made In
Prlneville?" questioned Mr. Heney. The
witness said it was.
"It was handed to you to refresh your
memory?" "Yes. sir."
Told to Tell the Truth.
"Didn't he tell you he wanted you to
swear to the statement?" insisted Mr.
Bennett. "No. sir; he told me to tell the
"Didn't he tell you that the statement
was the truth and that he wanted you to
swear to it?" "No. sir. He said he'
wanted me to tell the truth.
Maggie Glaze was the next witness
called by the prosecution. She had resid
ed In Prlneville in 1902. and had known
the defendants. She had met Biggs on the
sidewalk one day. so she said, and had
talked with him about timber claims. Miss
Fear Vanderpool was with her, and Biggs
naa 101a nex now sno couia taKe up um
ber land and clear 575. She didn't remem
ber whether it was Gesner or William
son who was to furnish the money, though
she had gathered the Impression that they
would. Nor was she able to remember
whether Biggs had mentioned who was
back of the scheme.
"Have you talked to any one since yes
terday?" asked Mr. Heney. The witness
said that tbe only person had been Miss
"You remembered yesterday whether or
not Biggs had told you who would fur
nish the money, didn't you?" "I don't
know how I got the Idea Into my head,
but I supposed that they would give It to
"You testified before the grand jurv in
February. You remembered then, dfdn't
you?" "No. sir. I didn't remember at
that time. No sir."
"Didn't you tell me yesterday after
noon?" "No. sir."
"Didn't you read this statement yester
day?" "No. sir."
"Now take It and read it. It is signed
by you. Now, after reading it. doesn't It
refresh your memory?" "Well, he said
If we would take land up on Williamson
& Gesner's Summer range we would get a
profit of 575."
"Didn't he tell you where you were to
get the money?" "I think he did. but I
On the cross-examination. Judge Ben
nett disclosed that Biggs has a facetious
"At the time you met Biggs he was
partly Joshing, wasn't her "I don't re
member." "He said a great many people were tak
ing up timber land, and that you girls
could take up a claim If you wanted to.
didn't her ''Yes, sir."
"You have not met any of the defend
ants?" "No. only Mr. Biggs a few times."
"You have not talked to him except
casually T' "No, sir."
Much Documentary Evidence.
J. P. Luoas. the ex-register of the land
office at The Dalles, was the next witness
called. He had been in office In 1902 and
had retired April 1, 1933. -The witness had
a great deal of correspondence with Biggs
during the time he had been In the office,
and was familiar with -his handwriting.
Mr. Heney then began the introduction of
the documentary evidences of . the case,
which filled the grcaterr5art6f the day.
(Concluded on Pge:5.)i,
AS PEACE ENVOY
Czar Decides to Send Witte to
Washington in His
CHANGE ASSURES PEACE
Protests Reluctantly Heeded, but
Czar May Clianpo Again Witte
Favors . Lasting Pence and
Alliance With Japan.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 13. (2:12 A.
M.) M. Muravlcff has resigned his posi
tion as chief peace plenipotentiary.
It may be regarded as practically cer
tain that he will be replaced by M. Witte.
president of the Committee of Ministers,
who all along has been considered the
Russian statesman pre-eminently qualified
to undertake the difficult task of negotiat
ing peace with Japan
Though the Emperor on two previous
occasions has flatly declined to accept M.
Witte, he has now indicated his readiness
to make the appointment. The commis
sion, however, will not be actually signed
until Foreign Minister Lamsdorff, who
throughout has been M. Witte's warm
supporter, has had an audience with the
Emperor. To that extent only the matter
may be regarded as settled, nothing being
certain in Russia, as a prominent diplo
mat remarked last night, until the Em
peror's signature has been affixed.
Witte Favors Alliance With Japan.
M. Witte's selection undoubtedly will be
hailed as a practical assurance of peace.
While It would be a mistake to denom
inate him a "peaco-at-any-prlce" man. M.
Witte earnestly believes that the struggle
should be ended, and should be succeeded
by an understanding between Russia and
Japan which would insure peace in the
Far East for half a century. Indeed, he is
personally believed to be in favor of a
The conduct of negotiations by M. Witte.
it is felt by the peace party here, would
inspire instant confidence in Japan.
The only handicap under which M.
Witte labors is his lack of familiarity
with the English language, as the only
foreign languages he speaks aivj German
Muravlcff Admits Unfitness.
M. Muravieffs retirement, ostensibly
owing to reasons of ill-health, is, in real
ity, due to the fact that the Emperor be
came convinced that the negotiations
might be Jeopardized If he went to Wash
ington.' M. Muravieff himself, upon con
sideration, quite frankly recognized his
lack of diplomatic training and his want
of acquaintance with the questions in
volved, and with equal frankness ex
pressed satisfaction that he had been re
lieved. Neither the Washington nor Toklo gov
ernment has yet been officially advised of
M. Muravieff's withdrawal, the Foreign
Office probably .preferring to announce
the name of his successor at the same
time The change in the chief of the
plenipotentiaries does not involve any
postponement of the date of sailing of the
pcaje mission for Washington.
FIERCE ATTACK OX MURAVIEFF
Czar Influenced by Vigorous Attacks
on His Peace Envoy.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 12. Strong
influences have been brought to bear on
Emperor Nicholas to Induce him to re
place M. Muravieff as peace plenipoten
tiary, although the Ambassador has takr
en passage on the steamer Kaiser WI1
helm der Grosse. which will sail from
Cherbourg July 2S. According to reports
the Emperor Is wavering., it he has not
already become convinced of the fact
that his choice was unwise.
The Russian newspapers whose criti
cism compelled M. Muravieff to relin
i quish the portfolio of justice have at
tacked him with great savagery, as be-
! Ing utterly unqualified to conduct such
' Important negotiations, and the Foreign
S Office has all along been supposed to
share this view. The peace party
j at court has done Its utmost to secure
the suppression of M. Muraiicff un
! der the belief that his conduct of the ne
gotlations would be sure to lead to un
fortunate complications, if not to the
complete wreck of the hopes of t peace
The members of this party profess to
believe today that they have won a vic
tors', and that, while M. Witte will not
head the Washington mission. M. Pokotil
off. Russian Minister to China, M. Witte's
right-hand man, will. They say the Era
peror's attitude was apparent on Mon
day when he received M. Muravieff coldly
and remarked that he did not believe his
health would stand the strain of going to
Washington, and the imperial intimation
was of such a character as not to be dis
Moreover, according to a usually re
liable authority, the Emperor, when he
received Foreign Minister Lamsdorft in
audience yesterday, declined to approve
the instructions prepared for M. Mura
vieffs guidance, and during the evening
it was equally significant that the For
eign Minister made it a point to tell a
foreign ambassador who called that M.
Muravleffs health was not good.
The newspaper criticism of M. Mura
vieff"8 fitness for the post may result in a
duel between M. Skaalkovsky. of the
Novoe Vremya. and Prince Oukhtomsky,
editor of the bt. etersourg vicdomosti.
The former has not been sparing in his
attacks on M. Muravieff. and yesterday
Prince Oukhtomsky took M. Skaalkovsky
personally to task in the vledomosti.
whereupon M. Skaalkovsky assailed
Prince Oukhtomsky In a fashion the
Prince can hardly overlook. Ho says In
so many -words that Prince Oukhtomsky
is a looi. but recalls victor Hugo s obser
vation. "While every man. has a right to
oe a fool, he should not abuse the richt.
M. Skaalkovsky proceeds personally to
arraign Prince Oukhtomsky for the al
leged subsidies which he receives from
the government, saying:
I am not Prince Oukhtomsky. Nobody
grieves for me. 1 have no sinecures, sub
sidies or Interests In railroads and fan
tastic Mongolian gold mines which com
pel me out of gratitude to compose servile
The Associated Press is Informed by
friends of M. Muravieff that the Ambas
sador fully recognizes the difficulty and
thanklessness of the role of negotiating
a treaty of peace under the circumstances
and that he would welcome relief from
the disagreeable duty. It Is also said
that M. Muravieff really is not In good
health. Nevertheless, the friends of the
Ambassador expressed the opinion that he
probably will. go to Washington.
BONDS ARE OVERSUBSCRIBED
Host of Americans Eager to Lend
Money to Japan.
XEW YORK. Julv 12. The subscription
list for the Japanese -loan was -closed by
Kuhn, Loeb & Co.. the National City
Bank and the' National Bank of Com
merce, and agents throughout! the. coun
try at the close qf business tpdav.
The bankers had announced - that the
lists, which were opened yesterday,. would
be closed on July 1. The applications
were so heavy.- however, f rom -all -oyer
the country that It was seen that the
J3O.000.CO) of bonds allotted to the United
States had been heavily ' oversubscribed
and it was decided to limit the taking of
subscriptions to a single day."-
Following the nrcccdent.Qf the former
Japanese loans, every " effort .viu"be made
to discriminate between speculative. and
investment applications and subscribers
for small amounts wlll probably receive
me xuu allotment, in the case or the
large subscribers, it Is probable that the.
allotments will not exceed 20 -or " 23 per
cent of the amount of the-annlicatlons.
It may be a week or ten days before
the allotments are comple'ted. The new
bonds were traded -in on tho. curb at SS.
and S7&.. The '-issue price- lsS7?i'. '"LThe".
amount of the New York subscription, was
not made known.- - - -.
PHILADELPHIA. ' July " 12. Philadel-'
phla's subscriptions to the'new 'Japanese
loan, the subscription 'list 'of which was '
opened stoday. amounted to m.re than
JS.C0O.0COi Local financial Interests bought
only J3.oqo.0OT of the bonds.
NEW YORK. July 12. The subscription
for the new Imperial Japanese ."Govern
ment loan was closed by Kuhn. Loeb &.
Co.. the National City Bonk and-the-Na
tional Bank of Commerce and their agents
throughout the country at the close of
BERLIN. July 12. The German allot
ment of $59.0CO.0CO of the Japanese loan of
J15O.O0O.CO0. was over-subscribed ten times.
WILL HNO THE NOHTH POLE
PEARY TO SAIL IX THE ROOSE
VELT THIS WEEK.
Ldsf S35,000 Necessary for Expcdi--c
Jon Is Rated Will Start Fi
nally From Cape Breton.
NEW YORK, July 12. With 533.000 sub
scribed today 'toward his expedition to
reach the north pole. Robert E. Peary an
nounces that he will sail this week for
the north. Commander Peary's new Arc
tic ship, the Roosevelt, has been waiting
several days for supplies, which could not
be bought on account of a lack of funds.
The polar expedition, which has been In
preparation since October 15, 19CM. has cost
J130.000. including today's subscriptions"
The entire amount has been given by
American business men to the Pary Arc
tic Club, whae members are im&lous that
none but Amvricans have a hand in this
polar expedition. Morris KJ. Jessup, pres-
-arqtTc explorer who will try again to reach
the north pole.
COMMANDER ROBERT K. PEARY.
ident of the club, subscribed 525,000 today,
and Thomas H. Hubbard gave $10,O"O.
In announcing that the ship is at last
ready. Commander Peary today made
publfc for the first time a donation of
530.000 given by George Crocker in January
last. The 535.00O, received today will be
expended. Mr. Peary said, for hand-picked
coal and additional scientific instruments.
His party Is complete, with the 'exception
of a surgeon. Mrs. Peary will probably
sail with the expedition. .
From here tho Roosevelt will proceed to
Sydney. Cape Breton, where the New York
crew will gire up the ship to a picked
crew, which Is already waiting on the
Erik, a coal ship, which will accompany
the Roosevelt to latitude 79. The Erik
will then return south, bringing Mrs.
Peary with ltfr.
DEPEW 15 CALLED
Yale Alumni Start Campaign
to Drive Him From Uni
SHOULD -PAY THE PENALTY
Insist'on His -Resignation, anil De
feat for Rc-EIectlon Is. As
sured He Explains His
: Land Deal.
NEW HAVEN.; Conn., July 12. (Spe
cial.) A vigorous Campaign has been
startedby tYaIe men against the contin
uance onth"e-theuniversIty corporation
or board of trustees of Chauncey M.
Depew, because of the revelations of
his connection with the Equitable Life
Assurance - Society. Many alumni in-
siatithathis resjgnation be immediately
demanded. Others arc In favor of let
ting Jjim serve ' out his six-year term,
whlch-has one "year more to run.
' On the authority. of many of the most
prominent graduates of the university,
It. can- now he. .said that Depew will
lneyer be; re-elected to the university
corporation. AlKYale Is aroused at the
revelations of .his financial dealings
and the opinion has crystallized here
that he is not a proper person to be a
member of the university corporation.
Colonel Osborn. Yale '80, jaid tonight:
"It is no wonder that the country Is
indignant with Depew and the whole
crowd associated with him. and that
the domand has gone up that they shall
he tried in a court of law and made to
pay the penalty. Why should they be
shielded in the hour of distress, when
men cither less fortunate In their en
vironment or altogether unfortunate
are paying In every state in the Union
the penalties for crimes of relative un
Importance? These men have made
chicken-stealing almost respectable.
and It is because their offense is so
much greater tha. they too should, be
given a season of i 'ditation and prayer
behind prison doors..
"We-can for the pTfesent drop tainted
money and begin the consideration of
DEPEW RISES TO EXPLAIN.
Denies Connection With-Loan and
Says Company Can Pay Up.
CHICAGO. July to. The Dally News
correspondent cables a.n'" Interview with
Senator Depew on VKe Equitable matter
in which the lattery says that the reports
rt Vil. lorn) nnl slth V, n. 7i.i.t).M.
"The .reports." said the Senator, "refer
to tjfie Depew Improvement Company.
which was given my name without my
being consulted. The head of the com
pany was Dr. Seward Webb, through
whom I became a member after the en
tcrprlse had become flourishing, with a
settlement near Buffalo In connection
with five trunk lines. Much of the stock
was held abroad. Thus, when more funds
were necessary. 1 was impossible to se
cure tie co-operation of the widely-scattered
foreign stockholders, though several
members of the company, myself for one,
wre willing to agree to any scheme to
restore the enterprise to a profitable basis.
"If the Equitable will Join as an Indi
vidual like the. other creditors in taking
the company out of the hands of the re
ceiver and reorganizing it, there will be
no loss to the Equitable. The loan was
made in ordinary course on application by
the manager of the Improvement com
pany. It was granted after examination
by the officers of the Equitable charged
with that duty. I had absolutely nothing
to do with It."
Mr. Depew says the reports that ha la
to be ousted from the Equitable are ridic
"I have never heard a word of this
matter, directly or Indirectly, from the
Equitable," he went on, "since I placed my
resignation in the hands of Paul Morton
just before I came abroad. I resigned
because I am nearly 73. I have surren
dered other retainers, and I had decided
to surrender this before my next birth
day. I am reducing my business-obliga
tions, which have so accumulated as to
leave me no leisure for that repose which
belongs to a man of 72, no matter how
vigorous hs may be."
MORTON CUTS ALL SALARIES
Graduated Reduction for All Officers
of Equitable Life.
NEW YORK. July 12. Sweeping reduc
tions in the salaries of various officials
and employes of the Equitable Society
were announced today by Chairman Mor
ton. The decreases will amount to 20 per
cent on all salaries over $15,000 per an
num: 15 per cent on all salaries be
tween JG00O and 515,000, both inclusive, and
10 per cent on all salaries above 52300 and
These changes become operative on
August 1 next, and effect a. saving of
from 5150,000 to 5200.000 a year. In the
first or 20 per cent class may be Included
Chairman and Acting President Morton
and Second Vice-President Gage E. Tar
bell. Asked today to make known his salary
as chairman of the Equitable Society, Mr.
"The question has not yet been decided.
It Is a matter of further adjustment."
ONLY RESCUED FROM DISASTER
Ryan Denies He and Morton Control
NEW YORK. July 12. The following
statement was given out'today by Thomas
"The reports of my connection with
the Washington Life Insurance Company
are inaccurate. When the company was
on the verge of bankruptcy last December
from mismanagement, I Joined Governor
Morton and others in subscribing the nec
efcary money to put the company in the
strong financial position in which it finds
Itself- today. Its business Is dally In
creasing and the policyholders are to be
congratulated on Governor Morton's will
ingness, wholly from a sense of duty and
in spite of his advanced age, to step In to
prevent impending disaster to a company
of which he had been a charter member."
Higglns Will Not Change Mind.
ALBANY. N. Y.. July 12. Governor
(Concluded on Pag 3.)
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature. 73
dtg.i minimum. 33. Precipitation, none.
TODAY'S Fair and slightly warmer. North
Tbe War 4a tbe Tar East.
Muravieff resigns as peace envoy and Witte
will be appointed. Page I.
Choice oC V.!tte assures piace. Page I.
Japanese loan greatly oversubscribed. Vag 1.
Plan of national assembly changed to keep
Grand Dukes In power. Page 5.
Czar orders reforms In navy and punish
ment of mutineers. Page 5.
Far of new mutiny on Black Sea. Paga 5.
Csar will summon assembly In Moscow:
Deleave says France and Britain could
whip Oormany. Page 5.
Norway enthusiastic for Prince Charles as
King. Page 4.
Turkish plot to take Caucasus from Russia
exposed. Page 3.
All cotton Interests demand punishment of
men who fixed statistics. Page 3.
President speaks to doctors convention.
President tells labor leaders his policy on
Chinese exclusion. Page 4.
Pacific mall contract with Ifinama Railroad
expires. Page 4.
Oklahoma and Indian Territory demand
statehood, age 5.
New York editor summoned before New
York Legislature. Page 5.
Scott, the Death Valley miner, besieged by
grafters and cranks. Page 1.
Great Increase In earnings ef Harrlman
lines. Page 3.
Depew's resignation from Yale board de
manded; he explains land deal. Page U
Morton cuts salaries of Equitable officials.
Peary starts this week for North Pole.
NegTo murders 11 persons on Gulf schooner.
American flag torn down by enraged Cana-
. dlans. Tage 1.
Many deaths from heat In the East. Page 3.
Pacific Coast League scores: Tacoma 6. Port
land 0: San Francisco 2, Seattle 0; Los
Angeles 3, Oakland 1. Page 7.
Western Union cuts oft race reports from
poolrooms. Page 7.
Sheriff T. D. Taylor, of Umatilla, said to be
120.000 short In accounts. Page 6.
Governor Mead writes sharp letter to Gov
ernor Johnson, of Minnesota. Page 6.
Million-dollar cotton mill may be built at
Hood River. Pnge G.
Attorney-General Collins and his bigamous
L wife escape to Victoria. B. C. Parge 8-
Probable effect of direct primaries on local
and National politics. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Sharp decline in sugar market. Page 15.
Scarcity of Summer fruit continues. Page
Southern demand for wheat stronger. Page
California hop crop In good condition. Page
Bearish Government report weakens Chicago
wheat market. Page 15.
Stocks Improve on crop report. Page 15.
Four apprentices and mate fight on bark
Plnmore. Page 7.
Attendance yesterday. 1S.167. Page 11.
Ohio day Is fittingly celebrated at the Ex
position. Page 11.
Statutes discussed by pure food convention.
, Portland and Vicinity.
Brilliant social functions for visiting physi
cians. Page 10.
Prosecution rests in "Williamson case.
Tribute paid to memory of Qr. Nathan Smith
Davis. Page 10.
Chautauqua attracts many to Gladstone
Park. Page 14.
Chasm widens between saloon Interests and
Municipal League, Pago 1C.
Auto party returns from trip to Mt. Hood.
Dr. "W. J. Mayo, of Minneapolis, may b
chosen president of medical association.
MUltla starts for camp at Gearhart Park to
day. Page 14.
President Wheelwright of Chamber of Com
merce addresses President Roosevelt on
Chinese question. Page 9.
Mthodlst Congress discusses hardships of
plonser times. Page 11.
ILL KEEN AFTER
Crowds of Grafters and
Cranks Haunt Hotel of
Death Valley Miner.
HE IS TOO CANNY FOR THEM
Bell-Boys Guard His Door Against
the Rush and Secretary Answers
Snck.of betters From Seek
ers After Donations.
CHICAGO. July 12. (Special.) .
Lucy Page Gaston, of anti-cigarette
fame, was among the callers who
sought an audience with "Walter Scott,
the whllrwlnd Death Valley mining:
"wonder," whose mysterious mine and
money have puzzled Chicagoan3 slica
his arrival from Los Angeles, Cal.. yes
terday. Miss Gaston Informed one of
Scott's secretaries that she tiad come
to interest the "Croesus" in the anti
"I am going West and. I have coma
to enlist Air. Scott's special n my
light against cigarettes," she said.
melda nnd, Margaret Francis, 15
and 13 years old respectively, who live
at 211 "Walnut street, wanted to see
Scott and get him to help them finish
their musical education.
Scott went to bed early last night to
nurse a headache and was up with the
Called an Advertising Scheme.
It was predicted by Mr. Scott's vis
itors that he would go back to Cali
fornia without going to New York
and would be forgotten as quickly as
he became notorious, having accom
plished what some persons believe waa
his mission, to serve as an advertise
ment "dodge" for the road over which
be made the run discounting previous
records for Western speed.
During Mr. Scott's absence from th
hotel, his dog with its $1000 collar 4
Johann Hoch, bigamist, condemned to.
die on the gallows July 28, declared to
day that he was seeking to procura,
money from Mr. Scott. Hoch said that
his messenger to Scott was a woman,
but he declined to reveal her Identity.
Wants Help to Save .Husband.
A woman giving her name as Mrs
L. H. West, who declared that sh
wanted help in having her husband
taken to a hospital for an operation,
was closeted with Mrs. Scott during the
miner's absence from the hotel. She
said she hud been trying to earn
money by taking in washing, but
feared she would be too long in sav
ing It to do her husband any good.
Scores of workers and promoters
were waiting for him to have a chancer
to take a crack at his horn of plenty.
Tho miner refused to receive them.
Bell-Boys Stand Off Crowd.
With the first call for ice water thS
crowdv mnny of whom had been wait
ing for hours, made a rush for the
miner's suite on the second floor of
the hotel. At the doorway they were
repulsed by two bellboys, whom tho
miner had put on guard. The bellboy
guards were not the only luxuries that
the miner indulged In during the dny.
A special mailbag was necessary for
handling his Incoming correspondence.
The mining Midas took one' glance at
the lotters more than 200 of them
and reached for the telephone.
"Send me up a private secretary
right away," he said. Clerk Arnold ar
ranged for the transfer of one of the
clerks from the hotel office to the
rooms of the Death Valley plunger.
Nearly a hundred letters were marked
with special delivery stamps. A ma
jority of them were requests for en
dowments and donations.
ENRAGED CANADIANS TEAR IT
DOWN AND TRAMPLE ON IT.
"Insult From Visiting Orangeman
Sets London, Ontario, in Fren
zy of Patriotism.
LONDON. Ont July 12. An American
flar was torn down In front of the City
Hall tonight and trampled under a hun
dred feet, as the result of a remark made
by an American visitor at the Orange
About S00 Americans came over from
Michigan, and during the day carried
the Stars and Stripes through the streets
without unfavorable comment being elic
ited. Tonight the Americans gathered in
front of a hotel, when some one cried:
"To hell with Canada; she never showed
Instantly the American flag, owned by
the Port Huron (Mich.) Lodge, was torn
from where it waved in the breeze and
was ripped Into shreds and trampled un
der the feet of an, angry mob.
Port Huron Orangemen say they did
not resent it. as they believed the insult
to Canada was uncalled for.
Canal Commissioners Come Home.
PANAMA. July lZ-fGeneral Peter HIna
and Colonel B. M. Harrod. of the Panama
Canal Commission, arrived here today on
the steamer Seguranca, from New York.