Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937, December 08, 1906, Image 1

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    VOL. XL VI NO. 14,353.
Harriman and Gould
Lines Indicted.
Union Pacific, Short Line and
Utah Fuel Accused.
Syste.m of Using Dummy Land lo
cators Is Exposed Union Pacific
Throttled Competition More
Indictments Are to Come.
SALT LAKE. Dec. 7. With the in
dictment of Harriman and Gould Rail
road and coal corporations and their
officials, the Federal srand Jui"y began
the work of brinsrlngr to Justice the
men who are accused of stealing: thou
sands of acres of coal land in Utah and
Wyoming and using their connection
with the railroads to establish' a mono
poly of coal mining and dealing in the
lntermountaln country.
As in other states where indict
ments have been found for land frauds,
the grand jury has aimed at the prin
cipals in the conspiracy and has let
the dummies through whom the land
was obtained go free, provided they
made a clean breast of the affair. The
only suspected dummies indicted are
two men who denied the chaTge before
the grand jury. These are indicted for
These indictments only the first
in what may prove to be a long series
for the grand jury is to resume its
Inquisition soon after Christmas.
Companies and Men Indicted.
The gand jury's partial report was
made to United States District Judge
John A. Marshall. The indictment
against the Harriman companies em
brace the Union Pacific, the Qregoli
Short Line, the Union Pacific Coal
Company, Everett Buckingham, general
superintendent of the Oregon Short
Line and a man named Moore. The in
dictment charges violation of the in
terstate commerce law, alleging dis
crimination against D. J. Sharp, a coal
dealer In Salt Lake City, who was
forced out of business after he had cut
prices below the prices charged by
other dealers in coal.
The indictment against the represen
tatives of the Gould Interests embraces
the Utah Fuel Company, H. G. Wil
liams, general manager of this com
pany; Robert Forrester, the company's
geologist; W. R. Foster, secretary to
Robert Forrester; Alexander M. Cowle,
general manager of the company's
Wasatch store, at Sunnyside, Utah; El
roy N. Clark, the Utah Fuel Company's
attorney at Denver, and George A.
Moore, the company's agent at Denver.
They are charged with defrauding and
attemptin to defraud the United States
Government, the charges being based
on the methods pursued in acquiring
title to coal lands in Utah.
Two Accused of Perjury.
Bench warrants for the arrest of the
persons accused In the two indictments
were issued. Bonds in the case of each
Individual accused were fixed at $3000.
Theodore Schulte, an employe of an
insurance firm, and Thomas A. Motfre,
abstractor in the County Recorder's
office, are Indicted for perjury com
mitted before the grand Jury. Both
were arrested tonight and released on
$2500 ball. The charge of perjury, It is
believed, grows out of the belief of the
grand jury that the men acted as land
locators for the Utah Fuel Company,
but refused to admit the fact when
examined as witnesses. Tlie other de
fendants have not been formally ar
rested, but have arranged with their
attorneys to appear' before United
States Commissioner Baldwin tomorrow
morning and give bond for their ap
pearance at any time designated.
After the Indictments had been returned,
bench warrants had been issued and the
grand jury had adjourned until the first
Monday in January, Assistant Attorney
General Mayland stated that when the
grand Jury reconvenes after the holidays,
the Inquisition will be resumed. The in
dictments returned today, he said, mark
only the beginning of the Government's
probing operations in Utah and Wyoming,
and the violations of law alleged in these
Indictments are only incidents of a gi
. gantic system of fraud that has been in
operation In the West for many years.
Fuel Company's Methods.
The indictment against the Utah Fuel
Company and the six agents of that com
pany is based on the methods used in ac
quiring about 1400 acres of coal land in
Sevier County, Utah. The land was filed
on in March, 1903. In a statement' made
this afternoon, Mr. Maynard outlined the
methods alleged to have been pursued.
as stated by witnesses called before the
rand Jury. ,w
Robert Forrester, geologist and mining
expert of the Utah Fuel Company, is al
leged to have been, charged with the
actual direction of the men who filed on
the lands. After Forrester had prospected
the ground, George A. Moore, the Utah
Vueh Company's agent in Denver, went
over the numerous claims and on each one
caused to be dug an excavation exposing
the coal deposits. "Dummy" locators were
then secured to make filings on the claims.
These were mostly young men. who were
paid $50, their expenses to and from the
land and $3 . per diem while they were
employed in entering the claims. There
was an explicit understanding in advance
that the claims were to be conveyed to the
Utah Fuel Company or its agents.
These dummies were taken upon the
land, the uncovered coal deposits were
shown to them and immediately they filed
on tlie- land with application papers made
out by the company's attorney. Major
W. H. Bird. Major Bird has since died.
All the entries to the 1400 acres involved
were made on the same date, March 24,
1905. For each of the claims thus secured,
it wa3 necessary that. a payment of $1600
should be made to the Government. Loans
for this amount were made by various
persons. The Government prosecutors
charge that the persons from whom the
loans were secured . were mere agents of
the coal company.'
Trustee Holds the Land.
On April 4, 1905, the coal land was trans
ferred to Frank A. Calkins. Mr. Calkins
is father-in-law to Blroy N. Clark, the
Denver attorney against whom indictment
was returned today. Before these trans
fers were made Mr. Calkins, accompanied
by Mr. Clark, went bver the land, mak
ing a pretense of inspecting It. In the
November following, Calkins in newspa
pers of Salt Lake advertised his coal land
for sale. From Calkins the land was
transferred to Frank B. Cook, a mining
man of Salt Lake City. The land now
stands In Cook's name. The allegation of
the Government's attorneys is that Cook
holds the land In trust for the Utah Fuel
The allegation is made that Just before
the land was advertised for sale by Calk-
Ins a report was made to the Land Office
at Washington by Special Agent Love,
who charged fraud and colusion in the
locating of the claims. Information that
such charges had been made by Mr. Love
is alleged to have reached the persons
involved before the transfer to Cook was
Penalty of Defying Monopoly.
The indictment against the Harriman
railroads and the Union Pacific Coal Com
pany and the two officials of these com
panies is based on alleged unlawful dis
crimination against the D. J. Sharp Coal
Company, Mr. Sharp recently told his
story before Interstate Commerce Com
missioner Prouty. In the Summer of 1905
the Harriman railroads made a rate to
all- coal shippers who brought in their
coal during the Summer months. This
rate was SO cents a ton lower than the
regular rate. Sharp endeavored to give
his patrons the benefit of this low rate
and advertised coal in Salt Lake City at
$4.75 a ton, which was SO cents less than
the rate charged by members of the Coal
dealers' Association.
Sharp testified that he was referred to
the Oregon Short Line Railroad offices
and was instructed that, unless he with
drew his advertisements- from thV news
papers, he would not be permitted to
handle Union Pacific coal. Sharp refused
to withdraw the advertisements and In
formed the officials of the railroad that he
intended to give his customers an oppor
tunity to fill their bins at a reduction in
price corresponding to the reduction
granted to the coal companies.
Could Buy No More Coal.
After serving his notice of defiance, Mr.
Sharp testified, shipments of coal to his
yards began to be tied up and he could
not get coal when he ordered It. He con
tinued to sell from the supply of 1000 tons
which he had in his yards, but ultimately
this supply was exhausted. Out of 110
carloads ordered in one month he got only
19 cars, and finally be could get no coal
at all and was forced out of business be
ing obliged to close his yards, which had
cost hira $17.000.
Negro Murders Woman, Then Shoots
Five Other- Persons.
GREENVILLE, Miss., Dec. 7. Two per
sons were killed, two seriously wounded
and two slightly injured in a fight here
today. Felix Homan, a negro hailing
from Arkansas, shot and killed Celina
Holman, a negress. In Mrs. Pratt's board
ing house for negroes.
Officer P. A. Abercromlln. W. B. Cof
fer, William aughn and Enoch Thomp
son entered the noarding house to arrest
Homan. The negro immediately fired
upon the arresting party. The first shot
killed Thompson instantly. Another shot
struck Officer Coffer in the body and he
is in a precarious condition. Officer
Abercromlln had his right thigh shat
tered by a bullet. N. O. Wainer, a busi
ness man, was struck In the leg by a
etray bullet and slightly injured.
The negro, who was shot in the arm,
was lodged in jail.
Negro Dies of Rapid Drinking of
Whisky and Gin. ,
Howard, a negro, upon a wager here
toaay. tost nis me Dy arinKing two glasses
of whisky and a dozen glasses of gin
in n Kfllnnn In half an nmir Tha
... ... - - - . ... L . 1 W
ner's inquest said death was due to al-
conouc apepiexy.
Says Colorado River Has Again Bro
ken Its Banks.
PHOENIX. Ariz., Dec 7. A report is
current that the Colorado River has bro
ken through the levee 4000 feet below Rock
Dam in the Imperial Canal. The rumor
is discredited here by Southern Pacific
officials. Colonel Randolph having report
ed this afternoon that all was well.
Child Is Scalded to Death.
SEATTLE. Wash., Dec. 7 Harry
Watson, 3-year-old son of William
Watson, a laborer, living at Ballard,
fell into a tub of boiling water and
the skin was burned off almost his
entire body. He lived eight hours af
ter the aJLldent.
Oregon's View of River
May Cut Appropriation Asked
for Each Work.
Chairman of River and Harbor Com
mittee Makes. Promise Hofer
Spoils Chance of Purchase of
the . Oregon City Locks.
ington, Upc. 7. The Oregon 'delegation to
the River and Harbor Congress, while de
lighted with the hearing granted It to
day by Chairman Burton, of the House
committee on rivers and harbors, is en
tirely in the dark as to the appropriation
that will be made In the forthcoming
river and harbor bill for resuming Jetty
construction at the mouth of the Colum
bia and for the construction of the Celilo
Canal. The committee made it plain that
the two projects should go forward hand
In hand and that neither should be pushed
at the expense of the other.
Mr. Burton said his committee would
bear that fact in mind when framing the
bill, but intimated that, if the two were
to share equally, it 'might be necessary
to cut the appropriations for both below
the amounts suggested by the delegation
and below the amounts they each require.
He significantly remarked that the com
mittee, in framing the bill, would have
to take Into consideration the fact that
Congress made an emergency appropria
tion for the mouth of the river during
the past session and left it to be inferred
that the direct appropriation for the jetty
would be reduced on that account. While
he did not commit himself as to the
amounts to be appropriated, he left no
doubt In the minds of the delegation that
both projects would ty. caed for.
' Burton Deeply Impressed,
Mr. Burton was impressed by the work
done by Portland in aiding the improve
ment of the channel' from Portland to the
sea. He was informed that a bill was be
ing prepared to be presented to the Legis
lature creating a tax district of Mult
nomah, Clatsopand Columbia Counties,
with a view to raising $1,000,000 to aid in
improving the Columbia and Willamette.
Mr. Burton does not approve of ex
pending large sums of Federal money for
improving waterways merely to compel
the railroads to lower their rates. He
believes the' State Legislatures should
solve this problem. He was informed that
the Columbia River projects will force
down railroad rates, but will also develop
a great river traffic as well.
Peter Loggie, of Coos Bay, made an
appeal for his home project, and upon
rmBfliffiyV Texas
his showing of facts, Mr. Burton abso
lutely promised to authorize a new survey
at the entrance of Coos Bay, with a view
to deepening the channel across the Ta&yi
Orville C. Dodge made an appeal for an
appropriation fr improving the entrance
of the Coquille River. He also urged con
struction of a dredge for use on various
Coast harbors. Mr. Burton is favorably
disposed toward this, as it Is strongly
recommended by Army engineers, " and
probably would cost $60,000.
Will Xot Buy Willamette Locks.
Senator Fulton supplemented the argu
ment of the others, and said he would
later talk to Mr. Burton about Tillamook
Bayi He called attention to his bill for
the purchase of the canal at Oregon City,
but Mr. Hofer, of Salem, killed this bill
by declaring that if Mr. Fulton's bill was
not passed by Congress the state would
purchase the locks. In view of that state
ment, Congress will never make an ap
propriation to buy the canal, and it is up
to the state to act.
Colonel Hofer then attacked Congress
for abandoning the improvement of Ya
quina Bay, charging it was done in the
interest of the San Pedro project,.
Deep Channel to Coose Bay.
. Mr. Burton was deeply Impressed with
the argument of Mr. Loggie, particularly
his explanation of the existlnce of vast
coal fields at tidewater in Coos Bay and
vast lumber resources In that region.
While he deemed it inadvisable to au
thorize a survey looking to a -40-foot chan
nel, he thought the engineers would re
pert on such a project as circumstances
warranted, and if a 40-foot channel could
be obtained at slight cost, was satisfied
they would recommend it. What is de
sired Is a south jetty at the entrance to
the bay.
Delegation Pledged Aid by Senators
From All Sections.
ington, Dec. v. Senators Fulton and
Gearin gave a dinner at the Arlington
Hotel tonight to the Oregon delegates to
the River and Harbor Congress. The
Senators on the commerce committee
and from the Northwestern. States were
also invited, as were the members of the
House committee on rivers and harbors.
There were a number of speeches pledg
ing Senators to the general project of
waterways improvement and to the Im
provement of the Columbia River in par
ticular. As an advertiser of the Oregon
country the dinner was an immense suc
cess and will aid in securing the desired
appropriation. "
Mr. Fulton acted as toastmaster and
happily introduced the various speakers,
beginning with Governor- Chamberlain.
Senator Gallinger, of New Hampshire,
said he had always favored legislation in
the interest . of the Pacific Coast and
would continue to do so. Senator Clay,
of Georgia, gave Oregon valuable advice
about procuring river and harbor appro
priations, i
' Kind Words From the Kouiii
Speaking from the standpoint of a man
of long and successful experience, Senator
Foster, of Louisiana, said there was no
North and South when it came to making
an assault upon the treasury, and he was
as eager as ever to make such assaults
for waterway improvements. Like Mr.
Clay and Mr. Gallinger, he spoke very
highly of Senator Gearin, who is soon to
retire, and expressed deep regret that the
Senate would lose his esteemed services.
All were particularly profuse In their
praises of Mr. Gearin as & man.
Though Senator Carter, of (Montana,
once talked a river and harbor bill to
death in an effort to secure a Federal ap
propriation for irrigation, he declared his
willingness to support every meritorious
river and harbor project, and was par-
( Concluded on Page 2.)
RTTORNlY- bailey
Congestion of Freight
Becomes Serious. .
More Cars Arriving Every Day
Than Are Being Unloaded."
Merchants Leave Freight In . Cars
and Pay the Nominal Demur
rage Rather Than . Remove
It to Their Warehouses.
Serious congestion of freight in
Portland - terminals seems Imminent.
Over -1100 cars stand in the yards,
while hundreds more are awaiting
their turn to be unloaded. These are
lined up on sidings along the Northern
Pacific tracks between Portland and
Goble and in the East Side yards of
the allied Harriman lines. Probably
never before in the history of the city
have' the Northern Pacific Terminal
Company's tracks been so blocked.
Unless more expedition Is used by
Jobbers in unloading cars consigned to
them, there is likely to a freight block
ade in Portland. Yesterday 102 cars
were placed on the team tracks at the
depot for unloading, but of this num
ber only 25 were relieved of their loads.
The condition in the yarcis is becoming
serious and measures of relief must
soon be adopted.
It Is said to be the habit of con
signees, who are not, inclined to stack
up freight in the receiving part of their
warehouses, to take a few truck loads
from a car of merchandise and leave
the car standing in the yards until
more of its load is needed. Transfer
companies are directed to follow this
method in unloading cars for their cus
tomers, and slow dispatch for cars is
the result. -
After a car stands In ,the terminal
yards 4S hours, demurrage at the rate
of $1 a day is collected, but jobbers
seem to prefer to pay this nominal
charge than store their goods imme
diately and release the cars. Numbers
of cars, partly filled with merchandise,
are standing in the local terminal
The present situation is one that is
embarrassing to- the railroads and to
the management of the terminals. The
delay In releasing cars aggravates the
car shortage and traffic men say the
blame for this feature of the car fam
ine cannot be laid at the door of the
railroads. The unusually large bus
ness being done by all railroads cen
tering in Portland is largely respons
ble for the present conditions, but th
blockade is added to by the rush o
traffic following the resumption o
business by the Northern Pacific after
the recent floods. A large Christmas
business is being done in" the city and
all these things have combined to choke
the terminals.
"Tho congestion appears to be in
creasing rather than diminishing,"
said E. Lyons, manager of the North
ern Pacific Terminal Company, yester
day. "The Jobbers have evidently
placed more orders for goods than they
can take care of after arriving hero
and the only thing that seems likely
to relieve the situation is for the
transfer companies and jobbers to un
load more cars than they. do. The
yards are full and in- addition to the
team tracks, which are -filled, there are
enough cars on hand to fill them up
"The general flood of business seems
more than the jobbers can get away
with. The transfer companies unload
from 25 to 30 cars a day, while from
40 to SO cars arrive to be spotted on
the team tracks dally. Because of
this, the traffic is getting ahead of us.
The transfer companies tell me they
could unload twice as many cars a duy
as they do, if the jobbers could take
the goods. The warehouse facilities
are either inadequate or jobbers do not
choke up the receiving end of their
"Between Goble and Portland, held
on sidings awaiting release, are about
100 cars. In Albina, waiting a chance
to get across the river and be unloaded,
are 100 more cars with Portland loads,
which is straight O. R. & N. business.
There are about 40 cars in Albina with
Northern Pacific loads which were
brought in from Wallula over the O. R.
& N. at the time of the Northern Pacific
blockade. There are about 1100 cars
in the yards.
"While the terminals need extension,
the trouble now seems to be with the
consignees themselves. We could han
dl more cars If quick dispatch could be
given them. If the capacity of tho
team tracks could be unloaded dally,
our troubles would soon be over."
Business Paralyzed at Clifton and
Mexicans Are Shot for Pillaging.
SOLOMONVILLB, Ariz., Dec. 7. Re
ports from the flood-stricken City of Clif
ton indicate that while the water has sub
sided the town Is paralyzed by deposits of
mud and smelter sediments. It is still im
possible to reach many sections, and no
definite list of the dead can be obtained.
The city Is under strong guard to prevent
vandalism. Much suffering among the
poorer class Is becoming manifest. Busi
ness is at a standstill.
A great deal of pillage is now going on
and several Mexicans have been shot. The
town of Metcalf, north of Clifton, was
also damaged, but no lives were lost.
Debris Hides Dead Bodies.
KL. PASO, Tex?;' Dec. "f. A special to the
Herald from Clifton says that some bodies
were uncovered today in the debris In the
pumphouse below town. Only two bodies
have been uncovered In town. The body
of Mrs. Charles Thrum is still missing. .
It Is believed that the removal of debris,
which will commence at once, as water is
tailing, will result in finding many other
The Weather.
TESTER DAY'S Maximum temperature, 50
degrees; minimum, 47.
TODAY'S Occasional rain; southerly winds.
Faciflc Coast.
Work of securing a Jury In the Chester
Thompson murder trial goes on slowly.
Page 0.
Seventh annual convention of the Y. M.. C.
A. delegates from Oregon and Idaho
meets at Eugene. Page 0.
Sidney Sloane's playmates and companions
say he is vicious but not Insane. Page 6.
Wardner, Idaho, landlady burns up bed
steads to keep her lodgers warm. Page 6.
Big wind did much damage in the Puget
Sound country. Page 4f.
E. F. Bert is re-elected president of the
Pacific Coast Baseball League. Page 7.
Abe Attel), featherweight champion, knocks
out Jlmmle Walsh at Los Angeles. Page
William Koerner, of Oregon City, elected
captain of Stanford Rugby football team.
Page 7. ,
Czar gives Witte three hours' audience. Page
Dr. Lapponl dies and secret of late Pope's
illness. Is revealed. Page 2.
Democrats In Congress oppose Porto Rico
citizenship. Page 4.
Opening of bids for Panama canal contract
postponed. Page 4.
Secretary Metcalf proposes National license
to corporations. Page 5.
Basis of suit.. on Japanese question agreed
on. Page 8.
Mark Twain's plea for longer copyright.
Page 2.'
Oregon delegation gets aid for rivers and
harbors, page 1.
Texas Attorney-General gives proof that
Bailey was hired by oil trust. Page 1.
Hughes may be supported by Roosevelt for
Senator. Page 2.
Photograph of check to Lou Payn produced
in Burnhant trial. Page 4.
Indictments again Harriman and Gould lines
and officials for coal land frauds. Page 1.
Wisconsin man shoots winner of wife's love
In Chicago. Page 2.
Fatal nre at Cornell University develops
roe. Page S.
Details of battle with Pulajanes. Page 5.
' Commercial and Marine.
Local wheat market advances. Page 15.
Good demand for milling wheat In East.
Page 15.
Car shortage affects all sections. Page 15.
High money rate does not check advance
In New York stocks. Page 15.
Local mining shares firmer. Page 15.
Steamer Alliance is stormbound at Coos
Bay. Page 14.
Joseph Supple gets contract for boat for
Copper River. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Portland terminal Sards blockaded with
1100 loaded freight cars and situation
' is growing worse. Page 1.
Dr. I. D. Driver preaches ugly truths in lec-
. ture to women. Page 10.
Lumbermen to hold car-shortage convention
In this city December 15. Page 10.
Special Council meeting to be held Tuesday
and ongue-s of gossip wag. Page 10.
Jeff. Myers returns from Jamestown full of
enthusiasm: reserves site for Oregon
building. Page 11.
Harrlman's order cutting off through sleep
ers between Chicago and Coast believed
to be move in interest of Illinois Central.
Page 14.
Davidson Quotes Rec
ords ot Oil Trust.
Payments to Senator as Attor
ney for Oil Combine.
Attorney-General of Texas Denies
Working Against Senator's Re
election and Kefules Charge
of Using Forged Papers. '
AUSTIN'. Texas, Dec. 7. (Special.) Attorney-General
R. V. Davidson tonight
made reply to certain remarks con
tained in the statement of Senator J. W.
Bailey, Issued last night. He pays:
"In view of the admissions contained in
your letter of yesterday in response to
some of the questions set out in my letter
to you of November SO, I desire to say
only this: that I have never co-operated
In any movement to prevent your re-election,
but have confined myself to my of
ficial duties and to the preparation for
trial cf the case of the State of Texas
against the Waters-Pierce Oil Company.
Some of those who are actively opposing
you politically asked me to show them
the evidence in my possession, but 1 de
clined to accede to the request.
Forgery Charge Forces His Hand.
"But for the fact that the charge is
made that I have in my possession and
am using forged documents connecting
your name with the Waters-Pierce Oil
Company, I would not make any reply to
your letter.
"My sense of duty to the people of this
state now Impels me to make public the
evidence in my possession relntlng to that
matter and I herewith give copies of said
documents to the press. The documents
are not fdrge.ies."
The copies are then given, showing the
amount of money received by Mr. Bailey
at different times. The documents called
for relating to payments are as follows:
Audited by Standard Oil.
Personal vouchers of II. C. Pierce, dated
April 27, 1900. for $3300 for money advanced
to Joseph W. Bailey as a demand loan
on account of Texas cases; also voucher
record books, showing entry of such
vouchers; also bills receivable book of de
fendant, showing entry of such vouchees
also bills receivable book of defendant,
showing entry of demand loan to J. W.
Bailey on April 25. 1900, for $3300; also
voucher record books showing entry of
voucher No. F462 issued June 30. 1900, by
the Waters-Pierce Oil Company for $3300
and audited by D. W. Corey, auditor of
the Standard Oil Company of New Jersey,
also cash book folio J56of defendant in usa
in July, 1900, showing entry of voucher
FS6 to Henry & Stribbling, of Waco,
Texas, account of expense in anti-trust
civil case of State of Texas vs. Waters
Pierce Oil Company at Waco, approved by
J. D. Johnson; also sight draft drawn by
J. W. Bailey for $1500 on Waters-Pierce-Oil
Company for that amount paid to
Henry & Stribbling.
On 'Account of Texas Cases.
Voucher ot record of defendant showing
entry of voucher No. U30, November 23,
1900, for $200 paid to J. W. Bailey, account
of Texas cases; check of H. C. Pierce
dated 1901 for $1750 sent to J. W. Bailey
In response to a letter from J. W. Bailey
of that date, requesting New York ex
change for that amount; also voucher
record showing voucher No. F41 for $1760
paid to J. W. Bailey for legal expenses,
account Texas matters; also draft of
Fourth National Bank of St. Louis on
Chatham National Bank, New York,
transmitting to J. W. Bailey said sum.
Voucher record of voucher No. C12,
audited by C. W. Norman, auditor of the
Standard Oil Company of New Jersey, for
$3000 for amount of a loan to J. W. Bailey
as per note in hands of treasurer, also
books showing entry of said transaction.
The voucher paid Henry & Stribblins
for $1500 Is stated to be "for account
of expense in trust civil cases of State
of Texas versus Waters-Pierce Oil
Company at Waco." In connection with
this voucher is the following;:
"Lake Nebagamon, Wis., December 12,
To Andrew, St. Louis, If Johnson ap
proves, authorize Bailey to loan. Strib
bling on his note $1500. Bailey should
quiet all Texas .parties. Tell him I
will see him soon. H. C. Pierce."
Bailey Got That $8000.
Among other documents area note
signed by J. W. Bailey payable to the
order of H. C. Pierce for $8000 dated
Washington, March 1. 1901, for value
received, a letter signed by J. W.
Bailey addressed to H. C. Pierce asking
him to send New York exchange for
$1750 and another addressed to J. P.
Gruet, secretary, and signed by H. C.
Pierce, president, as follows:
Please send New York Exchange for $1751
for Joseph W. Bailey. Gainesville, Tex., and
charge against legal expense account of
Texas legislation.
I'sent this amount personally to Mr. Bailey
in response to his inclosed letter of March
L'S. Since then Mr. Bailey has returned the
amount to me and it is now proper for the
company to make the payment. Attach Mr.
Bailey's letttr to your voucher and merely
inclose the draft to him without voucher.
His Inclosed letter will be your voucher.
The Dallas News, the leading Demo
cratic paper, demands Bailey's resignation.