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THIS HOKJdJVG OKKlxUJYIAN, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 17, 1907.
All Evidence in Today and Ar
gument May Be Finished
TIPS ABOUT NEW RESERVES
Oregonlan Correspondent Given the
First on Blue Mountain Jones
Got Telegram About Addi
tion to Cascade Forest.
OREGONIAN NEWS BtfREAUi
Washington, April 16. The taking of
testimony in the trial of Blnger Her
mann was practically concluded today.
The defense closed early this after
noon. Several Government witnesses
were put on the stand in rebuttal and
after a few more witnesses are exam
ined tomorrow the ease will close, so
far as submission of evidence Is con
cerned. Counsel on each side has asked for
six hours for argument and. If this
time 1 allowed by the court, the case
will not go to the Jury before Friday
night or Monday morning.
Not All Letters Copied.
That Hermann's reputation for
honesty and Integrity is good was tes
tified by Judge McKenna, of the Su
preme Court of the United States,
Justice Lowery of the United States
Court of Claims; Justice Gould of the
Supreme Court of the District of Col
umbia and Chief Clerk H. H. Gllfry of
the United States Senate.
John S. Mosby, leader of Mosby's
guerillas during the Civil War, pro
duced two letters from the defendant
commending him for work in running
down land frauds In Nebraska In 1902.
when Colonel Mosby was a special
agent of the Land Office. These let
ters were regarded as important as
showing that not all of Herman's cor
respondence was copied in his letter
First Tip to Newspaper Man.
Harry J. Brown, of Washington, cor
respondent of The Portland Oragonlan,
Identified a dispatch sent to his paper on
July 23. 1902, telling of the creation of the
Blue Mountain forest reserve. This Infor
mation, he said, he got from Mr. Hermann
and it was printed in Portland two days
before the alleged "tip" telegram sent by
Hermann to F. P. Mays, of Portland.
The precise place where S. A. D. Puter
obtained the two $1000 bills he said he gave
to Senator Mitchell was again the subject
of controversy, Puter being recalled by
the prosecution. Notwithstanding tele
grams from Milwaukee and Chicago banks
tracing several drafts, Puter stuck to his
story that he got six or eight such bills
from a Milwaukee bank.
Tip AYas Given Jones.
Hermann resumed the stand and was
questioned briefly regarding a telegram on
record In the Land Office sent by him to
W. N. Jones, of Portland, July 6, 1901.
"Understand informally proclamation
now before President."
This was Intended to refute the defend
ant's previous testimony that he did not
know Jones, and did not tip off the pro
posed addition to the Cascade reserve.
The defendant stated his memory had
been refreshed regarding the 135.78 which
was taken from the account of the re
ceiving clerk and placed to Hermann's pri
vate credit In the defendant's personal
bank account. He said the transfer was
made because the bank in whloh the Gov
ernment's funds were kept had closed.
He directed his secretary to make a trans
fer of the funds, but he did not know
they had been placed In his personal ac
count, nor did he learn this until two
checks turned up calling for that amount.
ENGINEERS OPEN BUILDING
Roosevelt and Diaz Write Letters
About Carnegie's Gift.
NEW YORK, April 16. The beautiful
now building of the engineering societies,
presented to the American Institute of
Klectrical Engineering, the American
Society of Mechanical Engineers, and the
American Institute of Mining Engineers
ty Andrew Carnegie, was dedicated to
day. After an opening prayer by Rev.
Kdward Everett Hale, letters from Presi
dent Roosevelt and President Diaz, of
Mexico, were read. Mr. Roosevelt's let
I hereby congratulate you on the opening
it the beautiful building; which will be the
largest engineering center of lta kind la the
n-orld. It la indeed the first of Its kind; and
K erection In Nw York serves to empht
rlxe the supremacy which this country la
Heartily achieving through her proficiency In
applied sience. The whole country la Inter
teted la the erection of such a building, and,
of course, all of those who follow either the
profession of engineering or any kindred pro
fession, and in no branch of work have
Lmerloana shows to greater advantage what
are like to think of as the typically American
The letter from Senor Dias expressed
"cordial good wishes for the engineers
who contribute so much to ths develop
ment and welfare of humanity and my
admiration for the great philanthropist,
Carnegie, whose splendid generosity is
known by the entire civilised world."
WINTER HOLDS ITS GRIP
Enow Storms and Frost In Kansas
TOPEKA. Kan., April 16.-A whirling,
blinding snow is prevailing over this
state. The Weather Bureau reports a
temperature of Sti degrees at 7 o'clock
and growing colder each hour.
KANSAS CITY, Mo.. April 16. There
was a light sprinkl eof snow here this
morning with the .temperature at 38.
There Is freexlng weather tonight
ASHLAND, Wis., April 1. The bill
iard still continues and the snow Is de
laying trains. February weather and al
most continuous snow has prevailed the
WILL CONFER ON GUNBOAT
Zelaya and Figueroa to Sleet Joint
Guarantee of Peace.
WASHINGTON, April 16. Naval
movements to lay show tha the gun
boat Boston has started from Amapala,
Honduras, for Corlnto, Nicaragua, to
convey President Zelaya to Amapala
for the conference he will have there
with Preslden Flgueroa. The Chicago
will be used to convey President Flg
ueroa to the conference, which will
be held either at Amalapa or on board
one of the American vessels to be
anchored In Fonseca Bay.
At the State Department today it
was admitted that an agreement be
tween the United States and Mexico
had been entered into, by which a
guaranty has been given that there
shall be no hostile demonstrations be
tween the forces of Guatemala and Sal
vador upon the frontier during the
Roosevelt's Plan of Mediation.
SAN SALVADOR. April 16. President
Roosevelt has cabled Flgueroa that in ac
cordance with statements made by Presi
dent Zelaya, of Nicaragua, and accepting
his assurance that the war has ended, he
offers with President Diaz, of Mexico, to
arrange matters so that there will be no
hostile agitation on the frontier between
the forces and Salvador and Guatemala.
President Roosevelt also says that these
soldiers must be retired as soon as he
and President Diaz, acting with the con.
sent of President Flgueroa, are able to
give some assurances to President Zelaya
of Nicaragua and President Flgueroa of
Salvador. President Flgueroa Is dis
posed to personally attend a conference at
Amapala to which he has been Invited by
President Zelaya. in order to arrange a
firm basis for insuring permanent tran
quility. President Roosevelt has placed the
cruiser Chicago at the disposal of Presi
dents Zelaya and Flgueroa to make the
trip to Amaoala.
MOTHER OF EVELYN THAW DE
NIES SHE HELPED JEROME.
Had Implicit Confidence in White
and Would Have Killed Him for
Ruining Her Daughter.
(Copyright 1907, by the Pittsburg Leader
PITTSBURG. April 16.-The Leader this
afternoon prints a six-column statement
from Mrs. C. J. Holman, mother of Eve
lyn Nesblt Thaw, in which she defends
herself against the accusations, expressed
and implied, made against her during the
She says that two nights after the
night upon which Harry Thaw shot Stan
ford White she received this telegram
from her daughter:
"It Is most Important for you to say
Until now she has remained silent, and
has been forced to take the defensive be
cause of the attack made upon her by Mr.
Delmas in his closing address to the
Thaw jury. She denies that she aided the
District Attorney In any way, and that
she had been jeen by Mr. Jerome, Mr.
Garvin or Mr. Hartridge. Mrs. Holman
then details her struggle following the
death of her first husband, in her efforts
to properly rear her two children, and
says her daughter first posed for an art
ist named Storm, of Philadelphia, who
met IDvelyn at a Summer resort when a
"Florence," she says, "was In love with
the stage." She did everything to dis
courage her, but it was useless. The story
of Florence's first meeting with Stanford
White, she says. Is substantially as told
by her upon the witness stand. When
Florence returned she told her mother she
had met "the grandest man," and later
when Mr. White sent for her she went to
Mr. White, she says, warned her speci
fically against several young men with
whom Florence had 'become acquainted,
but did not refer to Thaw.
Mr. White's words and actions were
the personification of wholehearted dis
interested generosity, Mrs. Holman
says, and If ever a woman reposed Im
plicit confidence in a man, she says,
she did in him.
Mrs. Holman then assert3 that If
Florence underwent the experience that
Is said to have befallen her, she did
not take her Into her confidence. Con
tinuing, she says:
"Had she told me what she told the
Thaw Jury, It would not have been nec
essary for Harry Thaw to kill Stan
ford White. I would have done it my
self." Speaking of the European trip, Mrs.
"Every detail of the trip was and Is
a nightmare to me. Mr. Thaw Joined us
in Paris. Florence and I shared the
same apartments. Mr. Thaw had apart
ments by himself. There was no pleas
ure In the tour for me. The things which
appealed to Florence and Mr. Thaw in
Parts did not appeal to me. Florence tes
tified that we quarreled frequently while
In Paris. -.
"These disagreements were caused by
my protests at visits to various restaur
ants." In closing, Mrs. Holman says:
"I solemnly affirm that my -love for
my daughter Is as deep and intense as
It was when I first held her In' my arms
a helpless babe. Regardless of all that
has transpired, my affection Is unaltered.
The door of my home Is open to her
and will open wide to her lightest tap
today, tomorrow and always while I
GIVES SIGN OF OPEN QUAKJlEfi
Delmas' Partner Demands Notes
Thaw Wrote to Lawyer.
NEW YORK, April IS. The first
open Indication of the oft-reported
trouble between the array of attorneys
who represented Harry K. Thaw, came
today when Henry C. McPlke, asso
ciate of D. M. Delmas, called on Clerk
Penny of the Supreme Court and de
manded the immediate surrender of
some of the exhibits introduced by the
defense during the trial. These in
cluded the letters and notes written
by Thaw to Delmas during the trial
and latter submitted by Delmas to the
Commission in Lunacy. Mr. Penny re
plied that he could not surrender any
of the exhibits unless so directed by
a court order.
ITALIANS CARRY ARSENAL
Policeman Dies and Search of Ri
oters Reveals Many Weapons.
NEJW YORK, April 16. Policeman Al
fred Zelleck, one of the two officers shot
by Salvatore Govemale, an Italian, when
they attempted to arrest him on Sun
day night, died today. Governale Is under
arrest, and the police have arrested many
other Italians for carrying concealed
weapons. Today 102 of the prisoners were
arraigned. From them were taken 7S
revolvers and many dirks, stlllettos, etc
Methods of Japanese Smugglers.
CITY OF MEXICO. April 16. Represen
tatives of the United States Department
of Commerce and Labor have been making
a quiet Investigation here In the last few
days, and are said to have discovered
some startling facts In connection with
Japanese passing into the United States
from Mexico. A number of Japanese la
bor agents from the United States, It is
stated, have been quietly operating
among the Japanese who are now in this
country and desire to enter the United
States, and are said to be instructing hun
dreds of the Japanese in this country to
proceed to the Texas border ports and
declare that they are en route to Canada
IKES IT JILL
Troup Recalls Attack on Pres
CHANDLER'S QUICK REBUKE
Political Publicity Convention En
livened by Campaign Contribution
Talk Bryan on Honest Poli
tics and How to Get Same.
NEW YORK, April 16. The adoption
of an effectual National publicity law
which would require the publication of
the contributions to National and Con
gressional committees as well as the
expenditures of these committees, was
the question discussed today at a meet
ing of the National Publicity Law As
sociation at the Victoria Hotel. Perry
Belmont, president of the association,
was the chairman, and the guests in
cluded William J. Bryan and Samuel
Gompera, president of the American Fed
eration of Labor. Many states were rep
resented by the members who were pres
ent. Among them were ex-Senator Wil
liam E. Chandler, of New Hampshire:
Alex Troup, member of the National
Democratic Committee, from Connecti
cut; W. H. Martin, National Democratic
Committeeman from Arkansas; George
Fred Williams and Josiah Qulncy, of
Boston: John Brlsben Walker and Abra
ham Straus, of New York, and John W.
Tomlinson, of Alabama.
Mr. Belmont urged united effort to
secure a practical law that would be In
operation In the National elections of
Attack on Roosevelt Resented.
The meeting was thrown Into considera
ble excitement by a resolution offered by
Mr. Troup, which called upon the chair
men and secretaries of the Republican
and Democratic Committees of the last
National campaign to make public all
their receipts and expenditures of the
campaign. Mr. Troup quoted from a
newspaper dispatch stating that
President Roosevelt wanted the campaign
books opened In the next campaign.
"I think the public wants the books
of last campaign opened," exclaimed Mr.
Troup, who added that in 1904 the Pres
ident Indignantly denied that large sums
of money had been contributed to the
Republican campaign fund.
At this moment Mr. Chandler Interrupt
ed Mr. Troup. "I think you are doing
the President an Injustice. I wish to
appear as bis defender in this respect."
Mr. Chandler explained that what the
President had denied was that contri
butions had been made upon the strength
of promises to do something.
Passes Blame on to Cortelyou.
"I accept the correction," said Mr.
Troup, "but Mr. Cortelyou knew differ
ently. He should not have deceived the
President. The President claims he was
In utter Ignorance of what the National
committee knew about."
Mr. Troup's resolution at first Included
the National Republican committee only,
but at a suggestion that this would be a
partisan movement, he changed it to take
in the Democratic committee.
Mr. Troup wanted the resolution adopt?
ed Immediately, but eventually a com
promise was reached and the matter was
referred to the executive committee, with
the understanding that It should make a
report at some future meeting of the
Bryan's Plan of Publicity.
Mr. Bryan was introduced as a man
who had given powerful aid to the pub
licity movexnent. In a brief talk, Mr.
Bryan told what he thought the National
publicity law should be. He said that all
contributions above the minimum should
be made public before the elections, both
by the committee receiving them and by
the person or corporation making them.
Failure to comply with this should be
punished as a penal offense. The move,
ment, he declared, rests upon the principle
that politics should be honest, but he de
clared there could be no bonest politics
when any Interest could purchase before
election a promise that certain things
shall be done after election and when this
promise Is concealed from the voters.
Mr. Bryan said the evil of campaign
contributions was not confined to any one
party, and quoted evidence given before
Congressional committees to prove his
statement. Ten days in advance of elec
tion, he said, a supplemental statement
should be filed giving the contributions
up to that time and it should be made
unlawful to receive any contributions af
ter it was too late to publish them.
Mr. Gompera said the corporations made
their campaign contributions for specinc
purposes and a continuation of that pol
icy meant continued corporation domina
tion of the parties.
LEAVES COLLINS OCT IN COLD
Successor as Chief Refuses to Ap
point Him Captain.
CHICAGO, April 16. The Civil Service
Commission today renewed its investiga
tion into the charges that the police force
was used In the late municipal election
to aid the Interests of the Democratic
Inspector Wheeler testified that under
order from Chief of Police Collins he
collected from the officers under him
about 2300. This money he had given
to Chief Collins. Chief Collins, who last
night surrendered his position to the new
Chief, says that under the rules "of the
Civil Service Commission he Is entitled
to the position of captain, which he held
at the time of his appointment as chief.
Today he called upon the new chief and
asked that he be given his old position.
Chief Shlppy replied:
"There Is no position open for you as
captain. I want to say further that no
political administration could make me,
as Chief of Police, do some of the things
that you did while you were chief."
"I will see you again," said Collins as
he left the room.
HANGED AND BODY RIDDLED
Negro Assailant ot White Woman
Meets Usual Fate.
NEW ORLEANS, April 16. Charles
Strauss, the negro who was charged with
criminal assault on a wuita woman near
Buckle, Sunday, was taken from officers
by a mob and hanged to a tree about six
miles from Bunkie today. His body was
riddled with bullets.
Land Suit Is Lost Again.
MAT KING, Ky.. April 16. The cele
brated old Virginia land grant suit in
which possession of 17,000,000 worth of
Eastern Kentucky coal lands was sued
for by Eastern parties, met a second de
feat in the Circuit Court at Whitesburg
yesterday when' Judge Lewis dismissed
Hundreds of armed mountain land own
ers were present, but quiet prevailed. The
attorneys for the comnlainanra will taVn
the case to the Federal Court. 1
Swastika Fobs, the latest fad. In
neat designs, leather fobs, with a
pretty pendant of good size; in
tan, green or red; be one of the
first to wear one; they .
Beauty Pins, some plain and some
have neat settings of pearls or
turquoise. We're goinsr to make a
special on these, too. and the reg
ular 60c ones are -
now but. ................ J"-
Still Selling $25 Suits
stripes. Trimmed with fancy buttons, silk pull braids, straps, etc. Some are col
larless, some have collars of same material as suit, some shawl collars of fancy
moire. Skirts are plaited style. Share in the most phenomenal Suit values we
have ever offered or miss this grand bargain. Today, last time. Suits worth
to $25.00 :
Now's Your Chance to Save on China
too. The shapes are very dainty and the decorations are exquisitely
beautiful floral designs, augmented by rich tracings of gold line work.
Many pieces come to you in this special sale for little more than, half
Bread and Butter Plates
regularly 69c; for set of
Tea Plates, regularly 93c
for set of six, special. . .
Breakfast Plates, regular
$1.10, for set of six, spe. . .
Dinner Plates, regularly
$1.27, for set of six, spe. ..
Cups and Saucers, regularly
$i.dz, for set of six, spe. . ,
84c Meat Dishes for 42
Sale Oriental Rugs
Small Rugs or Room Sizes, all reduced Shirvans, Daghestans,
Kiskillems, Moussuls, Beloochistans, Sarouks, Bergamos,
Anatolias, KirmaTi shahs, Bokharas and Khivas.
$16.50 values, special $13.75
$19.50 values, special ..$16.25
$21.00 values, special $17.50
$31.00 values, special. $26.50
$33.00 values, special. $28.25
$35.00 values, special. $30.00
$42.00 values, special. ..$36.50
$45.00 values, special. . .$38.50
$48.00 values, special. . .$41.50
$50.00 values, special. . .$43.00
$55.00 values, special. . .$48.00
$60.00 values, special. . .$51.75
$65.00 values, special. . .$56.00
$70.00 values, special. . .$60.00
Made of black and white checked
percale and made mighty well,
too; good full sizes, with full
double flounce; a Petticoat that
always sells for 75o each, and we
consider it a splendid value at
that price; special for tZQ
Children's Underskirts, made of
heavy white drill, eorded where
it gets the most wear; for chil
dren from 1 to 3 years of J 9
age; special for today...
Infants' Long Skirts, of cream
white domet flannel, with muslin
waist, finished at bottom with
fancy floss stitching; rearular
30c value; special to- jfC
FLOWER AND GARDEN SEEDS IN NOTION
Today Is the Last Day of
They come in three distinct models the Pony
Jacket style, the Prince Chap style (like illustration
on right) and the Eton model (like , illustration on
Plenty of Suits to choose from, splendid mate
rials, and they are trimmed and made as well as any
Suit you ever saw.
We've set a new mark for big Suit values and
swift Suit selling in Portland, and we've proved our
supremacy in the garment field by this special.
AH bargain wise women in Portland will attend
this Suit sale. Those who have not already benefit
ed by this tremendous bargain must not fail to come
You have the choice of three different models
and many different styles of materials and trim
mings; bright, new, snappy styles, original and
pleasing materials; that will give the right sort of
wear, and trimmings very tastefully applied. They
come in Pony, Eton and Prince Chap styles, and the
jackets have long or short sleeves. This choice of models insures a fit for every
figure, a style for individual tastes. Come in neat gray homespuns, chiffon
Panamas, in blue, black or brown, and all-wool
- We are closing out an open
stock of one of the prettiest
lots of decorated Chinaware you
ever saw. We can't replace this
pattern any more, and for that rea
son we are going to make quick
sales of all the pieces we have. All
. staple and fancy pieces tot be had,
Meat Dishes, regularly 0C
worth 50o each; special... ''
Meat Dishes worth $1.13 for.59
Fruit Saucers, regularly 93 p
51c, for set of six, special. -"
Creamers, regularly 26c ea., 1 Op
srAial sale, each I WW
, w ....
Water Pitchers that sell reg
ularly for $1, special
Bowls that sell regularly for
20c each, special price, ea.
Special Bsursralns, Too, on Complete
$22 values, spe'l.
$25 values, .spe'l.
$30 values, spe'l.
$ 75.00 values, special. $ 64.!
$ 85.00 values, special. $ 73.
$ 90.00 values, special. $ 78 j
$100.00 values, special. $ 86.'
$125.00 values, special. $108.
$135.00 values, special . $116.
$140.00 values, special. $120.
$150.00 values, special. $128.
Women9 s Oxfords for Summer
Natty Canvas Shoes Priced Low
Women's White Canvas Shoes, low Women's White Canvas Pumps,
cut, with light soles, military heel with medium sole, Cuban heel,
and made, with four large eye- plain toe and neat rib- 9 )!
lets for ties; the pair J bon bows; pair 0JJ
nIy Women's White Canvas Oxfords,
Women's White Canvas Oxfords. of Sea Island duck, with military
Blucher cut, military heel, light heel, medium sole and 9 Ef
soles, four eyelets; tip- Cf ribbon tie; the pair.... JJJ
toe; the pair .. . , ,
Women B Oxfords, of Sea Island
Women's White Canvas Oxfords, duck, with medium sole, Cuban
with extension sole and military heel and four large eyelets for
heel, Blucher cut, ribbon ribbon ties; Blucher eut !)
tie; thepair - pair xlt
Women's White Canvas Oxfords, Women's Oxfords, of Sea Island
in the latest style, with medium duck, with Cuban heels and me
sole and military heel; Blucher dium sole; button style, four but
cut, three holes for wide 50 tons; very stylish; the 00
OUR NEW SPRING CATALOG
4 Great Specials
Chic, becoming Millinery, bar
painized almost beyond belief, for
this one day's selling. Trimmed
dress Hats that reflect the best
turns of fashion, constructed of
the best sorts of materials and all
Eastern models in pressed and
hand-made shapes. They come in
small and medium-sized shapes,
and all the leading colors. Take
it all in all, we think this is quite
the best headgear value you've
been offered in many a day. Read
well the prices and investigate the
Trimmed Hats that sell regularly
for up to $15.00 each, on sale
Wednesday for lf ll
today for V i l 11
Trimmed Hats that sell regularly
for up to $10.00 each, on sale
today for tT Cf
only p I JJ
Trimmed Hats that sell regularly
lor up to $7.50 each, on CZ
sale today for .V-
mixtures in checks and
on Trimmed Hats
Trimmed Hats that sell regularly
Ior UP 10 ?5.00 each, O s Q
sale today for tpJZ
A Very Late
Yard 81 Cts.
A bargain that will ap
peal with irresistible force
to the woman who wants
smart things made of good
quality, rustling, swishing
Silk. A special on a new
arrival, a chance to save
that we know you'll appre
ciate. Read :
Scotch Clan Stripes, come
in soft finished taffetas,
the kind that wears and
looks well; just here, and
the first thing we do is to
make a special on them.
Come and see them; the
Colored Dress Goods, some
of the choicest fabrics of
the season, Panamas,
Serges and Voiles, in chif
fon or regular weights;
come in neat mixed ef
fects, stripes, checks and
plaids; regular $2.00 val
nes; the yard $1.58
derwear $1. 05
Here's a dandy bargain. This
Underwear is a medium-weight,
and it comes in a fine gray wor
sted. The shirts are finished with
double silk stitching and the
drawers are reinforced and .have
taped seams. The price wa sell
it for regular is
$1.25 the garment; 7 fj
Men's Underwear, a fine basket
weave, mesh cotton goods, in pure
white; every garment is nicely
finished and gives thorough serv
ice; 'tis a regular $1.00 quality,
selling special for today QQq
Remember that vn sell tha rolo.
brated Dr. Deimel's Linen Mesh
underwear lor men.