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VOL. XLVI.-XO. 14,109.
PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 1906.
PRICE FIVE CENTS-
Senate Holds Nose and
LAWYERS MAY ROB INDIANS
Allowed Fee of $150,000 With
out Earning It.
PILES STRANGE ATTITUDE
Expired Contract Revived for Bene
fit of Two ex-Senators, Who Lob
by for the Graft, and Spokane
Lawyers Veto Is Probable.
OREGON! AN NEWS BUREAU,
Washington. June 11. The Senate
this evening placed its seal of ap
proval on the Colvllle Kraft, which
was slipped into the Indian appropria
tion bill conference report, whereby
these Indians will be robbed of 10 per
cent of the $1, 500, 000 appropriated for
them for surrendering the north half
of their reservation, the said 10 per
cent to be distributed among 10 at
torneys who claim to have procured
this appropriation. For bold, unal
loyed graft this legislation has no
equal and, what is equally surprising.
It received the votes of both Washing
Too Odorous to Be Aired.
This graft was so foul-smelling that
no attempt was made to pay part of
the Indian money to these lawyers
while the bill was being regularly
considered by either the House or the
Senate, but the provision was slipped
in by the conference committee con
trary to the rules of parliamentary
procedure. The offensive amendment
does not directly authorize the pay
ment of $150,000 to these lawyers, but
requires the Court of Claims to de
termine how much they are respective
ly entitled to, no one lawyer to re
ceive more than $15,000.
As pointed out by Senator Clay, the
amendment is so cleverly drawn that
It can be construed only as a com
mand of Congress to the Court of
Claims to award each attorney $15,000.
Did Xothlng for the Money.
Vigorous attacks were made on this
amendment today on two grounds.
First: The contract originally made
with the Colvllles under which the
attorneys were to receive $150,000 if
they secured an appropriation of $1,
500,000 expired in 1904, and nothing
had been accomplished in the mean
time. Today, when the appropriation
is made, there is no contract in force,
Secretary Hitchcock having refused to
renew it because he believed the
scheme a graft. Therefore it is con
tended that' the lawyers had nothing
on which to base a claim for pay.
But, what was more important, it was
shown by Mr. Clay that these lawyers
had in fact rendered the Colville Indians
no service; had done nothing to earn the
$150,000, and were not entitled on any the
ory to one cent of the Colvllle money,
but, as soon as Congress authorized the
payment of the Colvllle claim, the lawyers
rushed in and attempted to collect a fee
they had not earned.
Piles' Remarkable Statement.
At this Juncture Senator Piles made the
most astonishing and what is regarded as
the most damaging statement. He de
clared that, when elected to the Senate, he
believed the Colvllles were not entitled to
any pay for surrendering the north half of
their reservation, but one Washington
lawyer who will benefit by today's legis
lation came to him with affidavits and
arguments and satisfied him that the In
dian claim was just, and he thereafter
steadily worked to secure the appropria
tion. It was a remarkable thing for a
Senator to admit that he knew nothing
whatever of this claim, whose justice is
borne out by the very terms of the agree
ment between the Government and the In
dians, and still more remarkable that he
should favor paying a Washington State
lawyer, not named, $15,000 for pointing out
to him the justice of the claim.
Piles was severely criticised for hjs ad
mission, Tillman asking if he was looking
after the irfterest of the Indians or the in
terest of the lawyers.
Grafters on Floor of Senate.
During the debate McCumber of North
Dakota and Clapp of Minnesota fought
vigorously for the graft. Dubois defended
the amendment, stating that the Oolville
Indians were anxious that these lawyers
should be paid $150,000.
Ex-Senator Pettlgrew, of South Dakota,
one of the beneficiaries, was on the Senate
floor all day, anxiously watching the de
bate and talking with Senators who were
suspicious of the amendment. Ex-Senator
Butler, of North Carolina, another benefi
ciary, was not present.
In addition to those named, it Is un
derstood that F. C. Robertson, M. J. Gor
don and an attorney named Nuzrum, all
of Spokane, will benefit if this legislation
becomes law, along with Hugh Gordon, of
Atlanta, and one Vale, of this city.
President May Veto Bill.
So nauseous has become this evident
graft that an attempt will be made to de
feat this provision when the Indian bill
comes up for final approval In the House,
but if the House concurs it is not improba
ble that the President will veto the bill
aod send it back for reconstruction, be
cause Secretary Hitchcock is almost sure
to insist upon the elimination of this
WHAT CLAIMANTS HAVE TO SAY
Claim Is Just, and They Have Spent
Money for Indians.
SPOKANE. Wash., June 11. (Special.)
F. C. Robertson is best known for his
defense of the Couer d'Alene dynamiters
in 1899. M. J. Gordon is attorney for the
Great Northern in Spokane- and R. W.
Nuzum is a criminal attorney of consid
erable local reputation. Mr. Nuzum said:
The amendment that was passed, putting
the claim up to the Court of Claims for
settlement, was my own suggestion. It was
such a large amount that we all concluded
that we would rather take our chances with
the Court of Claims than in Congress with'
such fellows as Tillman against us, as we
had reason to believe that he would be. The
claim Is a just one, has been before the
authorities for 10 years and we have never
received a dollar on it. We have spent
more than $S0OO in getting the matter be
fore Congress and this 1. as near as we
have come to a settlement. We have a bona
fide contract with the 'Indians for the
amount of the claim and our services were
easily worth the amount. The committee
told us a year ago that on account f the
large appropriations then they would like
to have us wait a. year. We have done
so and now I believe the claim will finally
SMALL FARMS FOK IRRIGATORS
Unit Reduced to Twenty Acres Ap
praise Lots on Townsites.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. June 11. The Senate this evening
passed the Mondell bill amending the na
tional irrigation law so as to permit the
Secretary of the Interior to reduce the
minimum area of farm units in Govern
ment projects from 40 acres to 20 acres.
The bill was amended in the senate by
prescribing regulations for granting an
extension of time to settlers under irri
gation projects for completing entries
when delay is caused by failure of the
Government to complete the project and
furnish the water in time to complete
entries in the time specified by the land
It was amended also by the insertion
of a provision authorizing the Secretary
of the Interior to appraise lots in Hey
burn and Rupert townsites and sell them
to occupants who have erected perma
nent buildings thereon not readily re
movable. Northwest Rural Carriers.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 11. Rural carriers ap
pointed: Oregon Madras, route 1, Henry M.
Davis, carrier. Lewis A. Davis, substi
tute; Milwaukle, route 1, August C. Arn
old, carrier, Mary A. Arnold, substitute.
Washington Wenatchee, route 1, James
O. Lemaster, carrier, R. H. May, substi
tute. Colonel Dyer to Vancouver.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 11. Lieut. Col. Alexander
B. Dyer, artillery corps, is detailed for
service and to fill a vacancy in the mil
itary secretary's department and will pro
ceed to Vancouver barracks for duty as
military secretary of the Department of
Seattle Canal Bill Signed.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 11. The President today
signed the bill authorizing James A.
Moore, of Seattle, to build a ship canal
connecting Lake Washington with Puget
SHIRKING IS NOT ALLOWED
STANDARD OIL MEN MUST AT
TEND ST. LOUIS HEARING.
Hadley Secures Order for Pierce and
Priest to Testify No More
Delay for Him.
ST. LOUIS. June 11. The . hearing of
evidence in the Missouri ouster proceed
ings against the Standard and Waters
Pierce Oil Companies was resumed today
before Special Commissioner R. A. An
thony. Counsel for the oil interests asked for a
continuance of the hearing on the ground
that H. Clay Pierce, chairman of the
board of directors of the Waters-Pierce
Oil Company, is unavoidably detained in
New York, and also because Judge H.
Priest, leading counsel for the oil men. Is
detained at home by Illness. Attorney
General Hadley asserted that the illness
of Lawyer Priest was a mere subterfuge
for delay, and he threatened to have an
attachment issued for Pierce, whose
course, he said, had been one of persistent
Mr. Hadley declared that when the hear
ing recently was postponed on Pierce's
plea of illness. Pierce was making a reser
vation on a train for New York under
the name of Stewart, and only abandoned
the purpose when discovered by opposing
When the hearing was reconvened after
the recess, Mr. Johnson made a statement
to the court to the effect that Judge Priest
had been advised by his physician to go to
French Lick Springs this week and rest
for a week and would follow the advice.
In view of the enforced absence of Judge
Priest as leading counsel and of the prob
able inability of Mr. Pierce to come from
New York at the present time, he re
quested a postponement until two weeks
Attorney-General Hadley brought into
question the sincerity of Mr. Pierce in re
gard to appearing at any time as a wit
ness and said there was an apparent ele
ment of uncertainty about Judge Priest's
being able to attend, although he was able
to go to French Lick Springs.
Mr. Johnson warmly disclaimed any in
sincerity of intentions on the part of
Commissioner Anthony Interposed by
naying that the court believed that Mr.
Pierce ought to be here to testify by next
Friday morning at 10 o'clock and ad
journed the hearing until that time after
admonishing that Mr. Pierce be notified to
Assistant Attorney-General J. P. Light
foot, of Texas, attended the session today
as a spectator.
Receiver for Investment Concerns.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. June 11. In
the Federal Court here today an order
was made appointing the Mississippi Val
ley Trust Company, of St. Louis, receiver
for the Colonial Security ' Company, of
St. Louis; the North American Invest
ment Company, of Delaware, and the
American Net Reserve Company, of Ken
tucky. An order was also made citing
the State Treasurer to show cause on
June 19, in Kansas City, why ' he should
not turn over to the receiver the $100,000
security fund on deposit by each company
to protect Missouri bondholders.
LAST OF ADDIGKS,
L TO DUPONT
Delaware Republican Caucus
Ends Senatorial Fight.
ELECTION COMES TODAY
Ten Stand by Gas Man to End, but
Powder Man's Nomiantion Is
Made Unanimous Demo
crats Not Voting.
DOVER, Del.. June 11. (Special.) By a
vote of 20 to 10 the caucus of Republican
memhers of the Delaware State Legis
lature late tonight chose Colonel Henry
A. Dupont for United States Senator, de
feating Edward J. Addicks, who for the
last dozen years has been struggling vain,
ly to attain the coveted honor. Thirty
one votes were cast, one being for H. H.
Tomorrow at noon the Legislature will
elect Dupont to the Senate by a solid
Republican vote, every member who en
tered the caucus tonight being bound by
a pledge to support the nominee.
Fights Until Vote Is Cast.
Eleven vears ago. when Addicks flung
his banner to the breeze in Delaware
politics, he was a man in the prime of
life, a millionaire, a man of wonderful
ambition and an indomitable fighter. The
end of the strugKle finds him prematurely
aged, broken in health and fortune, a de
crepit and pathetic figure, a ghastly
wreck of a mighty ambition. He was a
erame fiarhter to the last minute. Even
while the caucus in the Senate chamber
at the capitol was voting him out of pol
itics forever, Addicks, in his room at the
Hotel Richardson, was declaring to news
"I control that caucus . absolutely. I
cannot be beaten. Tomorrow I will be
elected United States Senator from Dela
ware." Cast Last Ballot for Addicks.
How desperately Addicks fought was
shown by the appearance here tonight of
Representative Henry Marshall, who to
day resigned a Federal position, and of
Senator D. O. Moore, who recently became
postmaster of Laurel and who resigned
from the Legislature February 26. Both
of them demanded and were accorded ad
mission to the caucus, and both voted for
D. O. Moore's resignation as a State Sen
ator had been accepted by the Governor
March 2, but he came here declaring the
acceptance of his resignation by the Gov
ernor amounted to nothing and he would
cast his vote for Addicks or know the
There was a full attendance of members
of both wings of the Republicans at the
caucus tonight. There was a long discus
sion, and when the vote was finally taken
Dupont, 20; Addicks, 10; H. H. Ward, 1.
Make It Unanimous. 1
Following the announcement of the vote
Senator Connor, an Addicks supporter,
made a motion that Dupont's selection be
made unanimous, which was adopted.
The Democratic members of the Legis
lature have criticised' Governor Lei. for
calling an extra session, and they have
declared they will take no part in the vot
ing. GREAT PRAISE FOK GEARIN
Washington Paper Applauds His
Stand on Election of Senator.
. OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 11. The Washington Times
prints a remarkable news story and edi
torial on Senator Gearin and the recent
Oregon election. The story says Mr.
Gearin has done real service in the cause
of popularizing Senatorial elections, in
that he has refused to be considered in
connection with the Oregon Senatorship,
which was within his grasp, because the
popular ' vote of the state was against
him. The statement that Gearin has car
ried the Legislature is, of course, a mis
take. Editorially the Times says:
All honor to John M. Gearin, Senator from
Oregon, who has sacrificed an excellent chance
of a full term In the United States Senate in
order to stand by his convictions and the law
of his state In favor of popular election of
Senators. It his present sacrifice falls to se
cure him a seat at the next election In his
state, all guesses will go wrong as to the
efficacy of popular elections.
It developed that, while Bourne secured a
bare popular majority, Gearin had probably
carried the Legislature. His friends ' wired
him that it was all right, he would be chosen
by the Legislature, anyhow. Gearin did not
hesitate. He wired to Oregon urging the Dem
ocrat, in the Legislature to support the Re
publican and make unanimous the legislative
ratification 'of the people's selection to give
the new law proper baptism in the faith of
'I honestly believe in popular election of
Senators," he said In substance, "and I want
to prove It by having my own party sacrifice
my chance for the seat."
Without doubt the Democrats in the Leg
islature will do as their chief has asked. Sen
ator Gearin has given a fine example , of un
alloyed patriotism. Oregon has undertaken to
set an example to the Nation In' Its new elec
tion law and Senator Gearin has emphasized
that example. It Is worthy of more than
passing notice. May the banner thus raised
by Oregon and her unselfish Senator be fol
lowed by every state and every statesman In
TOO EARLY TO SPEAK PLAINLY
Bryan Noncommittal on Nomination.
Opposed to Socialism.
BERLIN, June 11. "This is so sudden,"
said William J. Bryan, with a laugh,
when he was told today of the adoption
by recent State Democratic Conventions
of resolutions favoring his nomination
for the Presidency of the United States
in 1908. "This is the first announcement
of the news to me. I have been off the
main caravan route for sometime - and
have been absorbed in what I have been
seeing and doing."
Mr. Bryan had been moving so rapidly
since he left Vienna on Friday that let
ters and telegrams for him did not reach
him until today. As to the possibility of
his nomination he had little to say, de
claring it is too early to speak of that
question, but taking up the subject of
the political requirements of the day, he
"Before leaving home I tried to disti
gulsh between Democracy and what can
properly be called Socialism. Democracy
recognizes competition as legitimate and
tries to protect the competitive principle
from attack. . Socialism sees competi
tion as an evil to be eliminated
by public ownership and operation
of all means of production and
distribution. - While this distinction
between Democracy and Socialism
cannot be overlooked, the Democra
tic platform must be one of progress and
reform and not merely of opposition to
Republican policies or Socialistic ideas.
"In our fight for. the absolute elimina
tion of private monopolies and for the
regulation of corporations in generalt. it
is necessary that the party shall be free
rrom any suspicion of alliance with the
corporate Interests that have been domi
nating American politics. To this end
campaign contributions must be - limited
to those who have the public interest to
advance. I trust that public sentiment
will require all parties to keep their book
open so that hereafter no party will be
under party obligations to shield cor
Alluding to conditions in the meat In
dustry, Mr. Bryan said:
"The beef trust is not d-'Jferent In char
acter and methods from other trusts.
The inevitable tendency of a private mo
nopoly Is to Increase the price of pro
duct and to lower its quality. Why should
anyone expect anything else from a trust
than the lowering of quality when a
monopoly is established? Observe, I h&ve
used the word private monopoly, as
against those of the whole people. Quite
a different principle comes Into operation
when the interest of all is alone in
Herman Rldder, of New York Staats
Zeitung. and Mr. Bryan had a long talk
today on the political situation In the
United States. Mr. Bryan will leave here
for St, Petersburg tomorrow and from
there will visit Sweden and Norway. He
will arrive in England early in July and
will then visit France, Italy and Swit
zerland. He expects to sail on the steam
ship Princess Irene from Gibraltar on
August 20 and to arrive in New York
on August 29. '
Benson Goes to Take Toga.
OTTAWA, Kan., June 11. Judge A. W.
Benson left this morning for Topeka to
report to Governor Hoch his acceptance
of the appointment to the United States
Senate, Judge Benson had been per
suaded during the night by numerous
telegrams frim the delegation at Wash
ington to lose no time in reaching there,
and will leave this' afternoon for the
Bryan Speaks in London July 4.
LONDON, . June 11. William J. Bryan
has accepted an invitation to make a
speech at th5 American celebration on the
Fourth of July. ,
Liner on Beach Iff Pulled Off.
CAPE MAY. N. Y., June 11. The "steam
er Westernland, from Liverpool and
Quecnstown for Philadelphia, with more
than 1000 persons on board, which ground
ed on shoals at the entrance to Delaware
Bay early today, was floated at 11:40 P.
M. After a futile attempt to float the big
liner on the noon tide today, nothing was
done until the night tide came up. when
several tugs fastened hawsers to her and
she was pulled off the shoals without
much difficulty. After clearing the shoals
the Westernland swung around and
steamed to the Delaware " Breakwater,
where she will remain until morning.
CONTENTS TODAY'S PAPER
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 71
deg.. minimum, 55. Precipitation, 0.33 of
TODAY;s Showers. ' Fresh southwesterly
New moderate party organized In Russia.
Whole regiment mutinies In Russia. Page 2.
Great rush to Ellen Terry's benefit in Lon
don. Page 1.
Tens ' of thousands drowned by Chinese
floods. Page 1.
Senate passes Colville reservation graft bill
and other measures unjust to Indians.
Republican leaders agree to Carter compro
mise on statehood. Page 3.
Senate commltttee reports on Smoot case.
House committee works on meat inspection
bill. Page 4.
Addicks finally beaten and Dupont nom
inated for Senator in Delaware. Page 1.
Washington paper praises Gearln's attitude
on Senatorial election. . Page 1.
Bryan discusses Democratic policy. Page 1.
Standard Oil men called to account for
dodging testifying. Page 1.
San Francisco committee at Washington to
get Federal aid. Page 3.
Three insurance companies refuse to shave
San Francisco claims. Page 3.
Tucker electrocuted in Boston. Page 3.
Two Mutual Life officials Indicted for
forgery and perjury. Page 1.
Yachts are off on a long race to Honolulu
from San Pedro. Page 12.
Hold-up of $1,000,000 appropriation benefits
Oregon normal schools. Page 5.
Brick Johnson brutally murdered by John
Bear at Enterprise. Page 5.
State Railroad Commissioner McMlllin of
Seattle fighting for his reputation.
A. F. Stander. wealthy Seattle man. on
spree for four years, sued for divorce.
Oregon Land Board would have settlers own
Irrigation canals. Page 5.
Gasoline schooner Corinthian In breakers off
Humboldt bar. Page 4.
Southern Pacific Railway assessment fixed
at $19,000 a mle in Oregon counties.
Commercial and Marine.
Salmon packers not discouraged by small
run of fish. Page 13.
Government monthly crop' report. Page 13.
St. Paul is feature of stock market specu
lation. . Page 13.
Two assistant inspectors of bulls and boilers
appointed for this district. Page 12.
Portland and Vicinity.
In the event that Craig goes to the Great
Northern.- McMurray and Shoup are
spoken of as his successor with the O. R.
& N. Page 8.
Commercial organizations of Portland want
Oregon to exhibit at the- Jamestown Ex
position. Page 8.
Judge Sears will call grand Jury to investi
gate alleged election frauds in Sellwood.
Lie passes'' and bitter personalities take
place at School Board meeting. Page 8.
Pioneers begin to arrive for the reunion and
celebration. Page 14.
Scottish Rite Masons hold session. Page 7.
Resolution Introduced at meeting of Metho
dist clergymen upnoiaing nr. uay in his
support of the packers' trust and de
nouncing Roosevelt Is tabled after warm
discussion. Page 0.
Candidates for President of the Senate and
bpeaKer of the House wtu struggle lor
the honors. Page 9. i
Southern Pacific Main Line to
Be Taxed on Basis of
$19,000 a Mile.
THE OLD RATE IS TREBLED
Rolling Stock Is Valued at $3000
and the Ttoadbed at $16,000.
Fulman Car Company
'Must Pay More.
ALBANY. Or., June 11. (Special.) Nine
teen thousand dollars per mile for the
Southern Pacific Railway is the valuation
fixed by the Assessors of Western Oregon
in Albany today.
The Assessors of the counties along the
main line of the Southern Pacific held the
meeting for the purpose of discussing the
question of railway assessment, and, if
possible, fixing a uniform rate of assess
ment; also to determine what should be
the advance in railway assessment, to
keep step with the full-valuation basis for
all other properties adopted in most of
The valuation of $19,000 per mile is nota
ble, in that it trebles the assessed valua
tion of the Southern Pacific properties
that has prevailed in the past. The aver
age valuation placed upon the Southern
Pacific-stock in the past has- been about
$6000. The new valuation is divided be
tween rolling stock and roadbed, the for
mer being assessed at $3000 and the latter
at $16,000. The Woodburn-Natron branch
road will be assessed at $8000 per mile.
Nor did the heartless Assessors
overlook 'the Pullman Car Company.
The assessed valuation of the stock of
this concern in Oregon counties will
be raised from $75 and $100 per mile
Besides handling the railroads as de
tailed above, and that was the prime
object of the meeting, considerable
time was devoted to the methods of
arriving at the proper valuation for
other industrial concerns and corpor
ations and banks.
It attendance at this meeting were:
Assessors B. D. Sigler, of Multnomah;
C. S. Graves, of Polk; J. F. Nelson, of
Clackamas; F. J. Rice, of Marlon; D,
B. McKnight, of Linn; B. F. Keeney, of
Lane; George W. Staley, of Douglas,
and T. H. Davis, of Benton.
Morow Speaks for Railroad.
J. W. Morrow, of the tax depart
ment of the Southern Pacific appeared
before the Assessors and spoke at
some length on behalf of the rail
ways. While the Assessors of the west
side division were not all in attend
ance, those from Polk and Benton
Counties agreed that they would as
sess the railroad on the . west side at
$10,000 per mile.
This is the first time an effective
effort has- been made to fix a uniform
assessment for the Southern Pacific in
all the counties along its line in Ore
gon. In Multnomah County Assessor
Sigler will leave the figure as they
are, at $20,000 per mile. The meeting
lasted all afternoon and adjourned at
a late hour tonight.
CAMP AT THEATER DOORS
Londoners Walt AH Day to See Ellen
LONDON, June 12. The Ellen Terry ju
bilee matinee today promises to surpass
in interest all benefit performances. Cu
rious and unprecedented scenes have
transpired the last 24 hours at the Drury
Lane Theater. Seats In the gallery and
pit might easily have been sold or re
served at high prices, so great was the
demand, but Miss Terry begged that her
humble admirers be not excluded by pro
hibitive prices, and hence from early
Monday morning stragglers took up
places at the doors, provided with camp
stools and wraps, prepared to spend some
30 hours waiting in order to secure a
Both sexes were represented. They
passed the time, the women knitting or
reading, and the men mostly playing
cards. By midnight there were -fully 500
persons thus waiting and disposing them
selves as they were best able, with rugs
or overcoats to catch a fitful sleep.
About midnight the waiting crowd at
the . Drury Lane was surprised to see
Miss Terry herself appear on the scene,
attired In motor wraps, with an attend
ant carrying a lantern. Great cheering
arose. Miss Terry, who was visibly
moved, exclaimed: "Hush," and asked
for the "first nlghters' and the "gallery
boys." Many ran up to shake her hand.
Miss Terry smilingly kissed her hand to
the crowd, which continued to cheer en
thusiastically as she departed.
The doors will open at 11:30 o clock this
forenoon. Winston Churchill will pre
side at a dinner which the Jubilee com
mittee will give at the Hotel Cecil Sun
day night in honor of Miss Terry.
ANNIVERSARY OF SLAUGHTER
Memorial .Service for the .Murdered
King and Queen: of Servia.
BELGRADE. June 11. This being the
third anniversary of the assassination of
King Alexander and Queen Draga, me
morial services were held In two churches
while at the same time .the conspirators
held services over the graves of their
three comrades killed the night of the
murder of their majesties. The precau
tions taken by the authorities prevented
the ' demonstration which was antici
pated. FRIENDLY WITH ALL POWERS.
Aontrian Ministers Says Reform Makes
Progress 1 - Macedonia.
VIENNA, June 11. Foreign Minister
Goluchowski made an important and ex
haustive review of the relations of the
powers forming the triple alliance and for
eign affairs generally at today's session of
the foreign affairs committee of the Hun
garian delegation. He said that he thought
the dual monarchy was able to look at
the future with confidence because of its
diligent cultivation of friendly relations
with foreign states and the sympathies
of other powers. The close bonds unlt
lne Austria-Hungary and its allies and the
relations with Russia, which were be
coming those of satisfactory intimacy,
would enable the dual monarchy to pur
sue untrameled Its peaceful political
The foreign minister lengthily reviewed
the situation in Macedonia, declaring that
the present state of the work of reform
was not unsatisfactory, despite the law
lessness of the insurgent bands. The
Porte was taking action to destroy these
bands, and the native population was
tired of the terrorism o- the revolution
ary committee and was supporting the
plans of tile authorities at Sofia, Athens
and Belgrade, who, realizing their respon
sibility, were beginning vigorous preven
tive measures to assist the Porte in the
eradication of the revolutionists.
FAMINE WILL FOLLOW FLOW.
Immense Damage Canned by High
Water In Hunan.
VICTORIA. B. C. June 11. Mail ad
vices from Hankow show that the great
floods of this Spring in Hunan caused an
appalling loss of life, amounting to tens
of thousands. The rivers were higher
than in any previous year and swept over
the dykes, submerging houses and cover
ing an immense, area, in fact the whole
valley of the Slang was flooded, the floods
pourin over the dikes in torrents.
Santang, a prosperous city, was flooded
with water to the second stories of the
riverside buildings. This place is the ter
minus of river steamers, 30 miles from
Chansha, and all business was 'at a stand
still. At Chansha the. water flooded
through the city gates, flooding out the
people, sampans beings as high as the
treetops In places, and a tremendous loss
The river was thick with wreckage and
villagers on floating roofs. The foreign
missionaries In Siangtan were heavy
losers, though all escaped in boats. None
could estimate the loss of life, which was
placed at tens of thousands. A famine
will follow, for the floods have brought
disaster to an Immense area of the best
rice-growing districts in Hunan.
Recognize Japanese Control.
TOKIO, June 11. A complete agree
ment in principle has been reached be
tween Japan and Russia regarding the
granting of exequaturs to the latter's
consuls in Corea, Russia consenting to
receive the exequaturs from the Bmperor
of Japan instead of from the Emperor of
Corea, as was previously demanded.
BROWN IS POSTMASTER.
Brown Named to Succeed Livermore
on Fulton's Recommendation.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, June 11. Senator Fulton today
secured the appointment of James T.
Brown, as Postnuister of Pendleton, to
succeed Lot Livermore, who was a can
didate for reappointment. Brown was
indorsed by Judge Ellis.
PENDLETON, .Or., June 11. (Special.)
J. T. Brown, who will succeed Lot
Livermore as Postmaster of Pendleton
on July 1, has spent the greater part of
his life in Umatilla County and Pendle
ton. He was born in Bates County, Mis
souri, in 1S70. coming to Umatilla Coun
ty by wagon with his parents six years
He lived on a farm near Pendleton un
til 21 years of age, when he handled stock
in the mountains for three years, then
came to Pendleton. He received his edu
cation in the schools of Pendleton. He
was appointed superintendent of the city
water works seven years ago last Janu
ary by Dr. F. W. Vincent, then Mayor,
and has held the office continuously, giv
ing the best of satisfaction and building
the system up to a high grade of effi
DEATH OF MRS. J. R. REAVIS
Noted Heroine of Civil War Hus
band in Seattle.
ST. LOUIS, Mo.. June 11. (Special.)
Mrs. Mildred D. Reavis, aged 68, died to
day from Injuries received while alight
ing from a street car Sunday evening.
Mrs. Reavis was a well-known club
woman and a heroine of the Civil War.
Her girlhood was passed at Paris, Mo.,
and she graduated from the academy
She was a pronounced admirer of the
Confederate cause, and, when a Union
force raided Paris, she managed to se
crete and save from confiscation thou
sands of dollars' worth of valuables. She
was a sister of the late Pat Donan, a
captain in the Confederate Army, and
after the close of hostilities editor of a
newspaper at Fargo, Dakota, and later
was advertising agent of the O. R. &
N. Co., at Portland.
She leaves two sons, Holland, editor of
a newspaper published at Beaumont,
Texas, and Donan, who is located in
Southern California. J. R. Reavis, her
husband, is a resident of Seattle, and was
secretary of the Board of Trade there
for several years.
PATRICK DENIED NEW TRIAL
He Will Start Again on Weary
Round of Appeal.
NEW YORK, June 11. Recorder Goff
today denied a motion for a new trial in
the case of Albert T. Patrick, the con
victed murderer of William M. Rice.
Patrick's lawyers, it is said, were pre
pared for an adverse decision and have
the papers ready for an application to
the United States Supreme Court for a
writ of error and for a writ of habeas
Recorder Goff, in his decision denying
the motion for a new trial, declares that
on no one of the grounds urged in the
motion is there suffcient cause to grant
a new trial. He believes that, no matter
what testimony Jones, the former valet
of Mr. Rice, might give at a new trial, it
could not have any effect upon the Jury
other than that which Jones' testimony
may have exerted upon the jury which
DRINK POISONED CREAM.
One Dead, One Will Die, Third 111 In
KANSAS CITY, Mo., June 11. Mrs. Su
san Charlotte Underwood is dead; Bryan
Underwood, her son. is fatally ill, and F.
X. Brunner, a son-in-law, is seriously ill,
from the effects of cream purchased at a
local dairy which they drank at the Brun
ner home at 906 Benton boulevard, in this
Mrs. Underwood was the widow of
Drury Underwood, a well-known con
tractor of this city, who was killed in a
railroad accident a few years ago-
Grand Jury's Charge
TV0 ARE UNDER INDICTMENT
Gillette and Granniss, Former
Mutual Life Men, ,
FALSE ENTRIES IN BOOKS
Two ex-Yice-Presidents Accused of
Misapplying Funds and Making
False Statements Only the
First of a Series. ,
NEW YORK. June 11. Indictments for
forgery and perjury against Dr. Walter
G. Gillette and for forgery and filing
false statements against Robert A. Gran
nisa, both former vice-presidents of the.
Mutual Life Insurance Company, were re
turned today by the special grand ,jury
which has been Investigating insurance
affairs for the past six weeks. TWa in
dictments were returned to Justice 8cott
in the criminal branch of the Supreme
Court, when the Jury went before him
tor dismissal, having ended Its labors.
Six indictments were found against Dr.
Gillette, five for forgery in the third de
gree and one for perjury. Granniss was
Indicted for forgery and for making
false statements to the department, the
latter being a misdemeanor. Both de
fendants immediately surrendered, them
selves and were admitted to bail. Gillette
In $10,000 and Granniss in 15000, their
cases being put over until the first Mon
day in September.
Series of False Entries.
The first indictment against Gillette re
cites that, while vice-president of the
Mutual, May 4, 1904, he caused to be made
in the account book of the company,
known as the blotter, a false entry that
$4500 had been paid to the firm of George
McKlbbln & Son for advertising indebt
edness, when as a matter of fact neither
that aum nor any other sum was paid to
George MCKibbin & Son.
The second indictment charges that on
the same date a fraudulent entry of
130,601 for printing and stationery was
made, when as a matter of fact only
12,701 was paid for that purpose.
' The third indictment charges that on
May 11, 1904, the defendant made a false
entry in the cash book, indicating the
payment of $6387 for advertising, when
as a matter of fact only $2876 had been
spent for that purpose.
Money Not Paid at All.
The fourth indictment charges that on
May 4. 1904, the defendant caused to be
entered in the blotter a fraudulent entry
that the sum of $3400 had been paid to
Charles B. Parsons for stationery and
printing, when as a matter of fact neither
that nor any other sum had been paid.
The fifth Indictment charges that on
May 11, 1904, a fraudulent entry was
made in the blotter that $3511 had
been paid to George McKibbin & Son,
when In fact no sum at all had been
paid. All five of the indictments
charge forgery in the third degree.
Perjury Before Grand Jury.
The sixth indictment, charging per
jury, recites that the defendant for
two years prior to April 1, 1906, was
an officer of the Mutual Life, and that
on May 11, 1906, he appeared before"
the grand jury and under oath swore
that a certain bank account at Dobbs
Ferry was his personal account and
that it had been obtained from his
personal account elsewhere, when as
a matter of fact the -account was as
trustee of the Mutual Life, and the
money deposited had not come from
the defendant's personal account but
from the funds of the Mutual Life.
False Statements by Granniss.
The indictment against Granniss for
forgery in the third degree charges
that his report for the year ending
December 31, 1904, filed with the State
Superintendent of Insurance failed to
make any report whatever of- profits,
income from the sale and maturity of
the ledger assets, while as a matter of
fact the company's net profit from
that source for the year indicated
was $1,044,058. It charges that on
February 28 the defendant, well know
ing the premises, caused the report to
be prepared and verified under oath by
two of the officers of the company. It
was his duty, the Indictment charges,
to have Indicated and shown this pro
fit and income, as it was a material
particular of the affairs of the cor
The second indictment against Gran
niss charges a misdemeanor, the in
dictment being based upon the same
facts as alleged in that charging forg
ery. It charges that Granniss, "well
knowing the statement to be false, un
lawfully concurred in having the re
port so prepared and the statement
containing false and untrue statements
transmitted to the Superintendent of
Fraud Continued for Vears.
The grand Jury, In its presentment to
the court, says:
The evidence before it has clearly shown,
that each year for years large sums of the.
company's moneys have been obtained by
means most irregular and fraudulent, and.
though probably applied to uses thought to
be for the benefit of the company, such ex-
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