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PORTLAND, OREGON, TIITTRSDAT, APRIL. 14, 1910.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VICTIM OF FRAUD
Leak Traced to Bill
Charges by Osterman Com
pany Said to Be Excessive.
STOCK HELD BY WORKMEN
Petorttve Burns, of Land-Fraud
Fame Unearths Conspiracy,
Which Bids Fair to Assume
CHICAGO. April 13. (Special.) Detec
tives in the employ of the Illinois Cen
tral road for the last two months are
?ald to have disclosed a conspiracy to de
fraud by which the company has lost
a large sum of money.
It Is declared, and not denied by offi
cials of the company, that a number of
arrest?, will eoon be made." President
Harahan refused either to e-tfairm or
deny that there had ben an Investigation,
or that the company had been defrauded.
It was learned positively that an in
vest isatlon has been in progress for some
time by the National Detective Agency,
at the head of which 1s W. J. Burns, the
man who investigated the San Pran
clsiro fraud cases.
Fraud Is Far Into Thousands.
The best information obtainable to
night was that the company has been
defrauded out of several hundred thou
sand dollars in connection with repair
work. In what manner the fraud was
commit ted is not known, but it Is believed
to be by means of fraudulent bills which
were permitted to go through the audit
MG department, either purposely or
When business all over the country
was resumed with a trernendous ru9h
and there was a great cry for freight
cars to meet the demand for transporta
tion, the. Illinois Central had 34,000 bad
order cars piled up and there was no
time to wait for their repair in the shops
of the company. It was therefore de
cided to "farm' out a large portion of
the cars, and it Is understood that the
Osterman Manufacturing Company pro
cured 12.000 cars for repairs.
Charges For Lumber Excessive.
The Illinois Central had not gotten
far. with its large collection of bad
order cars before it was discovered that
the Osterman Manufacturing Company
was charging The company big prices
for the lumber used. Lumber consti
tutes the largest item of bills for re
pairs. After a consultation of .officials of
tho Illinois Central Road, it was decid
ed that no more cars should be given
to ;the Osterman Manufacturing Com
pany, unless that company would en
ter Into a contract to permit the pur
chasing agent of the Illinois Central to
huy the lumber. The manufacturing
company demurred, but finally con
sented either to order from the pur
chasing asrent of the Illinois Central or
to biiy at prices stipulated by him.
Shopmen All Stockholders.
Abiiit this point, it Is said, some
complaints were made as to the repairs,
and an investigation -was begun. It is
said to have resulted in the discovery
that Certain Illinois Central- shopmen
held stock in the Osterman Manufactur
ing Company. They were either sum
marily dismissed or compelled to give
up their stock.
How much of the bill is Questioned,
if any. by the company is not known.
The Investigation was begun months
MOFFAT ROAD PARALLELED
1'iiloii Paciric Surveys Follow Idne
of Present Hallway.
DENVER. Aprlf 13. The Post says:
T.e Union Pacific Hallroad is pre
paring to build a new line into Colo
rado, invading the territory of the Mof
fat road in Routt County and con
structing an extension of the new
branch from Steamboat Springs, the
present western terminal of the Mof
fat line Into Salt Lake by way of
Provo and other Utah common points,
parelleltng the proposed line 04. the
Moffat road the whole distance.
John B. Mallng. a Chicago promoter,
who has Just come from Routt County,
is authority for the statement. Ac
cording to him, the Union Paciflo al
ready has made surveys for a line of
the Union Pacific in Wyoming, down
the Snake River Valley to a point par
alleling the the Moffat road and from
there on to Salt Lake. Engineers re
cently in that country. who were
though to be working for the Denver
A Rio Orande. were in reality, Mallng
says. Union Pacific surveyors and lo
cators. Mallng la convinced that the Gould
and Harrtman interests are opposing
the Moffat road at every turn-
Astoria Mills Busy.
ASTORIA. Or.. April 13. Local lum
ber mills are working full capacity and
some of them are turning down orders.
Two of the mills have orders to keep
til em busy for the next four months.
RECORDS SHOW CHILD WA.
BORN' DECEMBER 14, 1899.
Pliysiciaji In Charge of Hospital
Says Similar Case Unheard of
Except in Tropica.
CHICAGO, April 13. (Special.) Chicago
physicians declered today that the birth
of a baby girl to Annie Epp, 10 years
4 months old, at the County Hospital, Is
"without precedent in medical records for
a resident of other than tropical or Ori
Specialists In caring- for children were
skeptical of the age given, and insisted,
that en investigation -would disclaee a
greater number of years in the life of the
child-mother than the figure she gives.
County Hospital records show she -was
born December 14. 1899. Dr. I. A. Abt,
frpectalist In children's, diseases at the
Michael Reese Hospital, -was interested.
"I never have heard, in all of my ex
perience," he aid today, "of en instant
of maternity 1n so young: a person out-i
side of tropical zones. Surely there must
be some mistake in her age. I have
known instances of maternity In girls
nearly as young as that, bat it was in
an Oriental country or in the tropics."
Physicians at the hospital, concurring
Jn Dr. Abt's assertion that it is. the most
unusual case on record, declared today
the young mother and her baby were
"doing nicely," and would be discharged
from the hospital in a few days.
MERGER MAY BE FOILED
Ohio Attorney-General Alms to Stop
C. & O. Combine.
COLUMBUS, O., April 13. Attorney
General Denman last night issued an or
der to the Chesapeake & Ohio, the Lake
Bhore, the Nickel Plate, the Hocking
Valley, the Toledo & Ohio Central, the
Zanesvllle A Western and the Kanawha
& Michigan railways. requiring their
officials to appear before him April 19
and show cause why suits In ouster
should not be brought against them, as
a result of the recent sale of the Hock
ing group to the Chesapeake & Ohio and
the Lake Shore.
Hocking Valley minority stockholders
several days ago filed complaint against
the transfer, declaring it constituted a
violation of charter rights as it was
sought to bring competing lines zander
Merger Plans Denied.
CHICAGO, April 13. "I certainly do
not aspire to be known or regs-ded as
the suocessor to Edward H. Hurrlman
In the railroad world." This Is the reply
of Edwin Hawley, of New York, to a
query as to his purpose in acquiring
control of railroad systems aggregating
over 15.000 miles of lines.
Mr. Hawley and the president of the
Chesapeake & Ohio confirmed the re
port that the latter road is contemplating
purchasing the Chicago, Cincinnati &
Louisville road and merging that line
with the Chesapeake & Ohio and the
TIME ALLOWS MARRIAGE
Mrs. Depew and Captain Potter Wed
Yhen Limit Passes.
COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., April 13.
After a delay of 48 hours, due to legal
complications, Mrs. Grace Goodyear
Depew and Captain Ashton Potter were
married at the bride's residence here to
night. The wedding was set for Monday night,
but It was discovered that through a
delay in the California courts the final
decree of divorce. permitting Captain
Potter to wed again. had not been
signed. The decree was signed today.
Mr?. Potter, a daughter of Robert
Goodyear, of Buffalo, was formerly wife
of Ganson Depew, nephew of Senator C.
M. Depew. of New Vork, from whom
elie was divorced In January, 1909. Cap
tain Potter is a nephew of the late
Bihop Potter and was divorced ' from
his former wife, who was Miss Mary
Louise McNutt, of San Francisco, April
Captain and Mrs. Potter left Immedi
ately after the ceremony for New York.
POST'S SALE CRITICISED
Department Blamed for Money
Spent at Fort Walla Walla.
WASHINGTON. April 13. The War
Department today came in for condemna
tion at the hands of several Senators in
connection with a bill which was passed
providing for the sale to Whitman Col
lege at Walla Walla, Wash., of the lands
embraced In the old Walla Walla mili
tary reservation. It was charged that
the price fixed was much less than the
value of the land and buildings.
Senators Scott, Burkett and Brlstow
were among the critics of the measure.
It was shown that within three years
$130,000 had been expended for the con
struction of new barracks on the reser
vation, notwithstanding that the aban
donment of the post had been recom
The payment for the barracks was
made out of a lump sum and the Kan
sas and Nebraska Senators took advant
age of the opportunity to attack the
lump system of making appropriations.
New York to Try Goats' Meat.
NEW YORK, April 13. Independent co
operative meatshops are to be tried on
the East side by Jewish housewives, in
an attempt to enforce their strike against
tne Koaner outcners. Two hundred Jew
ish women will contribute from one to
five dollars apiece to set going the first
The high price of beef and mutton has
led East Bide butchers to offer goat's
meat as a substitute. The meat is said
to give satisfaction and the price is from
6 to 7 cents a pound lower than mutton.
630O Trainmen Get Raise In Pay.
SCRANTON. Pa.. April 13. The Dela
ware. Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Company today announced a 6 per cent
increase in wages to all employes op
erating Detween Hoboken and Buffalo
numbering about 6500. The switchmen
are given an increase of 3 cents an
hour, loOO being affected.
HFF HUMBOLDT BAR
Santa Clara in Peril,
TUG HASTENS TO RESCUE THEM
Vessel Strikes Bar 'and Gives
Signal of Distress.
WATER QUENCHES FIRES
Starting From Kurrka. for San Fran
cisco, tSeamer Is Thought to
Be Hopeless Loss Boats
Seen to Have Saved All.
EUREKA, Cal.. April IS. With 60
passengers on board and carrying a
crew of about 25 men, the steamer
Santa Clara, bound from Portland for
San Francisco, struck the bar fn pass
ing out from Eureka harbor this after
noon and is In jdlstress six miles south
Jn response to a wireless call for
assistance the tug Ranger went out
and Just before darkness fell It could
be seen passengers were being trans
ferred to the tug. The sea is rough
and the work dangerous.
The steamer is anchored about a half
mile off shore and it seems that ths
tug has a line to her. A very high sea
Is running, which made the task of
transferring the passengers In two
small boats, that could be made out
passing back and forth between the
steamer and the tug, one of great dif
ficulty and danger.
The Santa Clara Is believed to have
sprung a bad leak In crossing the bar
when she left here shortly after 2
o'clock this afternoon, and 'apparently
her fires are out, as all efforts to com
municate with the vessel after the re
ceipt of the distress signals have failed.
'Therfaet that the passengers are be
ing transferred while there Is such a
rough sea is taken here as an Indica
tion that the steamer Is in danger of
On account of the sea that is rolling
ovef the Humboldt bar. it will be im
possible for the tug to come In tonight.
The steamer Santa Clara belongs to
the North Pacific Steamship Company.
She is 223 feet In length. Is a vessel
of 1588 tons and was formerly the
When the Santa Clara left here her
passenger list numbered only 33, of whom
all but ilx were booked for Eureka, and
are assumed to have left the steamer
The remaining six are:
R. W. Haines, for San Francisco, resi
J. R. Campbell, for San Francisco, from
H. L. Parry and wife, for San Fran
cisco, residence unknown.
L. S. Shaw, for San Francisco, from
C. Hughes, for San Francisco, from
L. S. Shaw, one of the passengers, was
to have gone south on the steamer
Roanoke, which left down Tuesday one
week ago. He missed tt by a few min-
(Coneluded on Pane 2.)
INDEX OF TODAY'S NEWS
TESTERDAT'S Maximum temperature, 1
degrees; minimum. 42 degrees.
TODAY'S Fair, with light frost In the
early morning. Warmer during the after
noon; westerly winds.
Ex-PreHdent Roosevelt discusses Honey d
fpat for EHstrict Attorney with Ex-Mayor
House Committee tables l.aflan bill. Taxe
Senate amends railroad bill to enlarse svope
of Court provision. Page 3.
Marine League's secretary denies money was
spent to influence Congress. Page 2.
Illinois Central is victim of costly con
spiracy. Page X. ,
Steamer" ant& Olara m distress and prob
ably sinking off Eureka; passengers res
cued. Page Xm
Pitcher Krapp wins fourth victory In. suc
secclon for Portland. Page S. '
Cec-& tu M...F.t lgh nenutMJol a a
Gymnasium belong; fixed. Jeffries eases train
ing to oatch. trout. Page 8.
CX. A- C beats Idaho 11 to 4 In baseball at
Corvallis. Page 6.
Five new speedway records made by autos
at Playa del Hey. page 6-
State I&nd Commlsslonre Ross of Washing
ton not smirched by probe of hia office.
Member of Bureau of Inspection says In
quiry may show that state is In Oil In
spector Clark's debt. Page 6.
Albany Is host today to open River conven
tion. Page 7.
Furnish Coe Company lets contract for con.
structlon dam costing XI 10.010. Page T.
Gottlelb Keller returns to Vancouver be
cause trip to fewltserland disappointed.
Portland and Viclinty.
Citizens of Drain Initiate movement for new
County of Williams. Page
Ex-Sheriff Plummer named Judge Williams.
"Garnd Old Man of Oregon," In conven
tion at Astoria- Page
Amateur aviator falls attempting to turn in
Ex-Banker Moore, who pleads guilty and
pays flue, denies any "deal" with prose
Oregon Trunk to order grading or 40 more
miles to northern end of Klamath Lake.
City Auditor will fine delinquent contractora
Fraud cases to lead to thorough probing of
all state timber land acquisitions. Page
Portland business men back.
"Safe and Sane" fourth plan. Page
Attorney F. B. Rutherford sues for divorce
alleging hla wife has been fault-finding
for five years. Page
New executive committee of Commercial
Club named by President. Page
Charles J. Wezler-s disappearance baffles
Grand Jury may Investigate Louis J. Wilde's
sale of telephone bonds to Oregon Trust
& Savings Bank. Page
PLATT MANAGEMENT TO GO
Mrs. Harrlman to Help In United
States Express Shake-Up.
N7.W YORK. Ap-il 13. (Special.)
Mrs. K. H. Harriman has started
housecleaning and the old Piatt man
agement of the United States Express
Company is to be cleaned out. The)
widow of the railroad man is the most
powerful stockholder in the corpora
tion and now she means business.
Independent stockholders who have
been for years fighting to oust the
Piatt control are now confident that
with the aid of Mrs. Harrlman they
will not only get representation on the
board of directors, something they have
not had for many years, but that a
new president will be elected to suc
ceed the late Thomas C. Piatt who will
be satisfactory to all parties concerned.
The Harriman estate controls 20,000
snares of United States Express Com-
pany stock, which gives Mrs. Harrl
man an Important voice in the man
agement of the company.
Capitol Scandal Grows Apaee.
HARRIS BURGv Pa, April 13. At the
trial today of Joseph M. Huston, the
Capitol architect cnarged with defraud
ing the state. Deputy Attorney-General
Cunningham offered to disprove state
ments made in a letter by Huston to the
effect that he had reduced bills for
desks for the new 'building. The letter
was written, to Hampton L. Carson when
he. as attorney, was Investigating the
DISCOURAGING THE GRAVEYARD BUSINESS.
40 MORE MILES OF
Oregon Trunk to Build
to Klamath Lake.
LINE TO HIT NORTHERN END
Klamath Falls May Not Be
Goal This Year, or at All.
273 MILES ROAD'S EXTENT
President Stevens Says Halls Are
Likely to Reach Lake This Year.
Steamer Service From Lower
End Is Probability.
The contracts for the construction of
0 miles of railroad grade In addi
tion to that for which bids will be
opened April 18. will probably ba let
before long, wag declared yesterday by
John F. Stevens, president of the Ore
gon Trunk; Line, who returned in the
morning from a business trip to
The construction of tho 0 additional
miles will taka the rose, to tho north
end of Klamath Lake.
"It is out of tho range of possibilities
that the road will be built to Klamath
Falls this year, if we decide to go to
that point at all," said Mr. Sevens yes
terday. "It has already; been published that
we will soon open bids for the grad
ing from Madras south to the- northern
boundary of the Klamath Indian Res
ervation. If reasonable bids are sub
mitted the contract for this work will
be let. Trunk Line surveyors are now
working in the reservation and so soon
as they report on available routes,
contracts will probably be let for con
struction work through to some point
on the northern shore cef the lake.
The engineers will then be called In
and we will determine how much
money has been expended and how
much is required for the completion
of the work in hand.
2 73 Miles Its Extent.
"The construction of this additional
40 miles will give the Oregon Trunk
Line Railway about 273 miles of rail
road, which is pretty good for one
year's work. It may be that rails can
not be laid for the entire distance this
year, but after we get a few miles
south of Bend the work is light and I
believe the work can be completed
through to Klamath Lake before the
end of the year. Of course, this con
struction work will depend on the
condition of the money market, but
so far we have experienced no trouble
In that way."
hlle Mr. Stevens said nothing con
cerning the possibility of establishing
a steamer service on the lake; a con
nection of that kind with Klamath
Falls upon the completion of the 273
miles of railroad, is well within the
range of possibilities. A steamer con
nection with the lower end of the
lake would put the Trunk Line on a
competitve basis with the Southern Pa
cific for Klamath freight business.
(Concluded on Page 12.)
TWO JAPS FIGHT
GORY PISTOL DUEL
OXE DEAD, OTHER DYING IX
HOSPITAL FROM WOUNDS.
Long-standing Feud Settled for Good
When. Enemies Meet in North
One killed and an other mortally
wounded was the toll of a pistol duel
fought between S. Murakami and K.
Ogata. Japanese canners, in a rear
room of a lodging house at 371 Ever
ett street at 9 o'clock last night. '
Murakami fell with a bullet in bis
heart and died before be could be
placed in an ambulance. Ogata Is hov
ering between life and death at the
Good Samaritan Hospital. A bullet en
tered to the left of bia heart and
plowed Its way through bis body. The
wound. It Is believed, will prove fatal.
A second bullet pierced his right cheek
and left an ugly flesh wound.
Half a dozen Japanese who were found
in rooms In the lodging-house are held
by the police pending an Investigation of
the shooting. No witnesses of the duel
could be found. Friends of both Japa
nese say that both men, who were sworn
enemies, retired to the room and fought
to their death.
Evidences of a terrible struggle were
found by Patrolman Martlne, who was
frfft to arrive on the scene. ' Tables were
upturned and bric-a-brac shattered.. It
was evident that both had engaged in a
hand-to-hand conflict before the deadly
vollleys- were fired. The room was filled
with powder smoke.
HARTRIDGE LOSES SUIT
Perjury Cliarge May Be Brought
Against Thaw's Former Attorney
NEW YORK. April 13. Clifford W.
Hartridge, one of the attorneys who
defended Harry K. Thaw In his first
trial for the murder of Stanford
White, failed today in his efforts to
collect from Mrs. Mary Copley Thaw,
the prisoner's mother, a balance of
$92,000 for counsel fees and disburse
More than that. Judge Holt, of the
United States Circuit Court, in deny
ing a motion to set aside the sealed ver
dlst of the Jury which had heard Hart
ridge's suit' against Mrs. Thaw, made
the sensational statement that an in
quiry was called for regarding the pro
fesslonal conduct of Hartridge and to
determine whether ground existed for
a perjury prosecution.
Hartridge had already been nald 32
000. His suit for 192,000 and interest,
which he claimed to be due as a bal
ance, has been on trial for several days.
The Jury took the case yesterday after
noon and a verdict was ordered.
During the trial Mrs. Thaw and Harry
maw lestinea as witnesses for the de
fense. Hartridge was a witness in his
own behalf. He recounted numerous
payments he claimed to have made to
women In smoothing out certain stories
concerning Thaw. In his charge to the
jury. Judge Holt characterized Hart
ridge's bill of expenses as "extra
ordinary." BABES RECORD RUNAWAYS
Children of 3 and 4 found on Way
to Blue Mountains.
PATTON, Wash.. April 13. (Special.)
Buster Royse, aged S. and Virg- Mo
Morris, aged 4. hold perhaps the world's
record as "soldiers of fortune." Yes
terday they g-ot their small heads to
pet her and conceived a plan for leav
Ing home and "seeing a bit of the
Taklnpr an express wag-on. with
which they intended to haul one an
other, the Infants started, without
farewelL Hours afterward the di
tracted parents, accompanied by
large posse, found the boys headed for
the Blue Mountains. The little Mn
Morrls boy explained to his father,
William McMorrls, a well-known grain
buyer, that he and his pal" had in
tended to come back, home some day
after they had satisfied their explora
CODY RESENTS PENNIES
Order From Postoffice Department
EmbarraiSses Business Men.
CODY, Wyo., April 13. Cody has a
grievance and its against your Uncle
Sam. The Government has forced pen
nies on Cody a place which has no more
use for pennies than Nome has for fans
It has Instructed its postmaster here to
make ohange In pennies and the arrange
ment embarrasses business men. Nobody
wants the penny and Invariably it drifts
to the bank and there It sticks.
Not until comparatively recently were
dimes and nickels recognized as real
money in Cody.
WIFE'S ALIMONY DOUBLED
Husband's Voluntary Act Makes a
Precedent for Colorado.
DENVER, April 13. William Rogers,
a mineowner, probably established a
precedent today when he voluntarily
doubled the amount of alimony for
which his wife was suing:. Attorneys
and principals for both sides were in
court when Mrs. Rogers announced
that she wanted $50 a month alimony.
"Why, that isn't, enough," exclaimed
Rogers. "I'll double that amount.
Little difficulty was experienced in
settling- the oase.
X.abor Controls in Australia.
STDXEt, Australia, April 13. Elec
tions for members of Parliament were
held throughout Australia today, and
returns already received assure a
working- majority for the Labor party
in both houses. The voting was very
heavy, and intense interest was taken
because for the first time a coalition
party opposed tha Labor party.
PARDON STIRS OLD
Colonel Cooper, Slayer
of Carmack, Free.
GOVERNOR'S LIFE THREATENED
Nashville Roused When Act
Follows Sentence Approval.
TRIAL NOT FAIR AVERRED
Patterson, State Executive, fndci
Guard, Violent' Feared" Ke
Icae May Change Political
Aspect Foes Bitter.
NASHVILLE. Tenn.. April 13. Colonel
Duncan B. Cooper, convicted of- killing
ex-Senator E. W. Carmack and sen
tenced to serve 20 years' imprisonment,
was granted a full pardon today by
Governor Patterson just after the Ten
nessee Supreme Court had reaffirmed
Robin, son of Colonel Cooper, con
victed with his father, was remanded
for a new trial by the Supreme Court.
In the younger man's case, the Supreme
Court was divided. Chief Justice Beard
reading a dissenting- opinion.
Governor Patterson's pardon of
Colonel Cooper has aroused Nashville
and Tennessee as nothing ever did be
fore. The most intense excitement pre
vails throughout the city tonight.
Whole City Roused.
All through the afternoon and early
part of the night the street corners,
hotel lobbies and other places where
crowds normally congregate have bewi
the scenes of the most heated discus
sions. Wild rumors of the Governor re
signing, of an attempted assassination,
a plot to lynch Colonel Cooper, have
fairly filled the air slr.ee the pardon
The effect of the pardon has. been to
draw even tighter than before the par
tisan politicians in the state. Apparently,
from the discussions on the streets, not
a hundred persons In Nashville have
changed their views.
Friends of the Governor have a new
standard to rally about, they have a '
new call to battle. In consequence they
are more loyal and devoted than be
fore. The admiration of his courage
is given unbounded expression.
Foes Denounce Governor;
On the other hand, his political op
ponents are more bitter than ever be
fore In their denunciation of him and
all of those close to him. Thej- are
aroused to a pitch that they never
reached before, even on the night of
the killing of Senator Carmack. Noth
ing like it was ever seen here before.
"Czar," "infamous scoundrel." 'crook,'
are among the epithets applied to him.
Captain G- T. IMtzhugh, of Memphis,
of counsel for the state In the trial,
gave a statement tonight characteriz
ing it as disgraceful haste, shocking
every sense of decency. He said:
'Sworn to execute the laws construed
by the highest court, the Governor with
out a petition from any one, tramples
the law under foot and Beta aside tho
court's decree for a cold-blooded murder
er, whose influence with the Governor is
and has been far more potent than the
Interests and safety of the people of this
Vilest Names Applied.
District Attorney Jeff McCarn charac
terized the Governor by the vilest epi
thets used by men.
The Governor's bodyguard, a private
detective, haa been with him constantly .
for a week past, and it Is feared that
some fanatic will attempt to assassinate
The political effect of the pardon will
be decided in the November election. The
Governor has not yet announced his In
tentions, but it Is- almost certain that he
will stand re-election for a third term.
He will not be opposed for the nomina
tion, the anti-administration element hav
ing declined to go into the primary called
by the Democratic state executive com
mittee for June 4.
The general impression seems to be
that the old alignments will hold. The
Governor's friends approve of his
action, and his enemies denounce it.
Trial Unfair Alleged.
Governor Patterson's pardon for Col
onel Cooper declares:
"In my opinion neither of the defend
ants Is guilty and they have not had a
fair and impartial trial, but were con
victed contrary to the law and evidence."
A reversal in the case of Robin is based
on an order In the trial judge's failuni
to charge separately as to Robin Cooper's
plea of eelf-defense, the linking of the
defense of the two defendants together,
excluding of testimony of Governor Pat
terson, as to talks with defendant, Robin
Cooper, and advice given him before the
tragedy: and the admission of cross-examination
of Robin Cooper a ato the in
tent of certain state's witnesses in testi
fying as to certain Incidents,
Cooper at Capitol.
Colonel Cooper waa still at the Capitol
when the pardon was entered In the Sec
retary of State's office. He was at once
surrounded toy a crowd of friends seek
ing to congratulate him. He was cs3m
Concluded on Pajre 3-