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THE SUNDAY OREGOKLA, PORTLAND, NOVEMBEB 27, 1904.
HIP IS ABANDONED
Barkentine.Quickstep Runs Into
, Severe Storm.
BUFFETED ABOUT TEN DAYS
Crew of Vessel Which Sailed From
Puget Sound With' Lumber Res
cued by Steamer and Taken
to San Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25. The steam
er Homer, -which arrived here tonight, had
on board Captain Johnston and nine of
the crew of the barkentlne Quickstep,
which sailed from Puget Sound with a
cargo of lumber. The Quickstep ran into
a storm, and after being buffeted about
for ten days was -abandoned by her crew.
The men were taken off the ship by the
steamer Tamplco, bound for Southern
California points, yesterday. Today, off
Point Reyes, the Tamplco transferred
them to the Homer, bound for this port.
BRIG SPRECKELS TOWED IN.
Dismasted In a Storm While En Route
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25. The steamer
Jeanle arrived today from Seattle, having
in tow tho brig J. D. Spreckels, in a dis
Captain Kohler, of the Spreckels, reports
that a few days after he sailed from San
aka, Alaska, with 1G2.000 codfish, for this
port. On November 13, the brig encoun
tered heavy southeast gales, which car
ried away her mainmast and foremast at
the deck. She also lost her bowsprit and
jibboom. When the storm abated Jury
masts were rigged up and the vessel was
making slow progress when, on November
22. it was picked up by the steamer Jeanle,
which towed it to port. Notwithstanding
the hardships they experienced, all on
board the brig are well. The damage to
the vessel will not amount to more than
55000 and is covered by Insurance.
While cruising in Alaskan waters, one
of the sailors of the Spreckels, Theodore
Soult, fell from tho rigging and was lost
REVISION OF PILOTAGE CHARGES
Agitation in British Columbia for
Change In System.
An agitation has been started at the
British Columbia ports for a revision of
pilotage charges and a conference will be
held shortly by the pilotage boards of
Victoria, Vancouver, Nanalmo and New
Westminster for the purpose. For some
years there has been a general feeling
in shipping circles there that tho system
in vogue was becoming antiquated.
It is claimed that the principal reason
why the schedule of charges should be
revised is "that the present method of
charging pilotage according to draught of
vessels only Is unfair to the smaller ship
ping tonnage for the reason that, draught
considered, tbe larger class of tonnage
carries vastly more freight than do
smaller vessels. As an instance of this
unfairness, there may bo cited the cases
of two vessels which called at Nanalmo
recently. One of them carried 2300 tons
of freight and paid pilotage dues amount
ing to $98. Tho other was loaded with 1L
000 tons of cargo, and she paid but $105
pilotage dues, for the reason that, though
she carried nearly Ave times as much
freight as the smaller vessel, she drew
but little more water. Modern methods
of construction are such that Immense
vessels, aptly termed floating warehouses,
draw but little water as compared with
the great majority of vessels of smaller
The pilotage charges of British Colum
bia ports aro at present entirely based on
draught of vessels. It is because of that
fact and because it fastens upon them
charges much greater than those on large
vessels, according to tonnage carried, that
the owners of the smaller classes of craft
are complaining. They contend that pilot
age charges shouldd be based more In
accordance with the tonnage of vessels.
Admiral Kempff Comes Next Month.
It 1h expected that Admiral Kempff
will reach this city early next month to
investigate tho steam vessel inspection
service here. He was appointed by the
President to look into affairs in the first
district, which embraces the entire Pacific
Coast, and began his labors at San Fran
cisco, being aided at the start by Secre
tary Metcalf. It Is supposed he will come
to Portland when he Is through at San
Francisco, though he may first go to Puget
Sound. Steamboat men say he can find
but little fault with tho service here, as
the inspection in this territory Is very
Eastern Freight for Orient.
A large quantity of Eastern freight Is
being received at Alblna for the Portland
& Asiatic steamers Elleric and Numantla,
which are about due from the Orient. It
consists of cotton, leaf tobacco, structural
Iron, wire and nails. It Is probable that a
great part of tho cargoes of tho two'
steamers will be made up of this class of
freight, which will take the place of tho
flour which was sent to the Sound for
trans-shipment there. Portland & Asiatic
officials state that both steamers will
take out full cargoes.
Four Steam Coasters Sail.
Four steam chooners got away last
night with good cargoes for California
ports. Tho Redondo carried 475,000 feet of
lumber. 523 tons of wheat and B0 tons of
soda ash for San Francisco, the Alliance
took 400 tons of flour and feed for Eureka,
and also for Coos Bay; the Francis H.
Leggett carried 1500 tons of wheat and
450.000 feet of lumber for San Pedro, and
the F. A. Kllburn 500 tons of wheat for
San Francisco. The Kllburn, Alliance and
Redondo also carried passengers.
May Be the Makaweli.
SAN FRANCISCO. Nov. 26. The Mer
chants' Exchange has received a dispatch
from Mazatlan stating that the steamer
City of Panama has been sighted ap
proaching that harbor, having In tow a
four-masted vessel, believed to be the
barkentlne Makaweli. The Makaweli
sailed from Tacoma for Mazatlan on Oc
tober 30 with a cargo of coal, and Is known
to have encountered heavy weather.
Wreckage found on the Vancouver Island
coast was supposed to belong to the ves
sel. Rats Damaged the Cargo.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26. The owners
of the German ship Seefahrer will bave to
pay $231.75 and costs tor the loss of a
quantity of canary and poppy seed on her
trip to this port. Of this, $50 is assessed
for loss by rats. Judgment for the amount
named was rendered today in favor of
the consignees by Jude Dehaven of the
United States District Court.
Large Cargoes for Orient.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 26. The steam
ship Coptic sailed today for -the Orient
with a full cargo, consisting In part of 700
tons of flour, 3000 bales of cotton and 4003
cases of canned goods.
The Aztec which also sailed today: car
ried 9000 tons of Japanese supplies, valued
Domestic and Foreign Ports.
. q-ropT i xov. 36. JUft us last audit
Schooner Mlndoro. Left up at 10:30 A.
British bark Holt 11111. Arrived at noon
Schooner James A. Garfield, from San. Fran
cisco. Condition of tho bar at 5 P. M., mod
erate; wind southeast; weather cloudy.
San Francisco. Nov. 28. Arrived Schooner
William Nottlnsfcam, from Newcastle; British
chip Bel ford, from Newcastle; steamer Mack
inaw, from Tacoma; steamer Jeanle, from 'Se
attle; steamer Santa Barbara, from Gray" fl
Harbor; steamer G. C. Lladauer, from Grara
Harbor; schooner Irene, from Portland. Sailed
Steamer Peru, for Ancon; steamer Coptic,
for Hone Kong and Yokohama; brie Galilee,
for Pago Pago; barkentlne Arago, for Wlllana;
steamer City of Puebla, for Pnget Sound; ship
Abner Coburn, for Port Blakeley; baric Edward
May, for Tacoma.
Hoqulam, WaaJu. Nov. 26. (Special.) Sailed
Barkentlne Gleaner, from Aberdeen for Ban
Pedro; barkentlne John Smith, from Aberdeen
for San Pedro; schooner Falco. from Aberdeen
for San Francisco; tchooner Alpha, from Aber
deen for San Francisco; schooner Comet, from
Aberdeen for San Francisco; schooner Salva
tor, from Hoqulam for San Pedro; schooner
Lizzie Vance, from Cosmcpolls for San Fran
cisco; schooner Compeer, from Aberdeen for
San Francisco; echooaer Carrier Dove, from
Aberdeen for San Pedro; schooner Zampa, from
Hoqulam for San Pedro; steamer Jfewberg.
from Aberdeen for San Francisco; steamer
Homer, from Aberdeen for San Francisco;
steamer Santa. Barbara, from Aberdeen, for San
Francisco; steamer G. C. lindauer. from Abeiw
deen for San Francisco. Arrived Steamer Cen
tral la, from San Francisco for Aberdeen;
eteamer Bee, from San Francisco for Ho
qulam; schooner Ottlllle Fjord, from San Fran
cisco for Hoqulam.
New Tork. Nov. 20. Arrived Philadelphia,
Gibraltar, Nov. 20. Arrived Princess Irene,
from New York.
Hamburg. Nov. 26. Arrived Luxur, from
San Francisco, etc, via London.
Yokohama, Nov. 28. Arrived Pleiades, from
Seattle for Yokohama.
SPEING MUD SENSATION.
Cap Kerr Is Nominated for Mayor of
The Milwaukie Independents sprang, a
mild sensation last night in their meeting
in the Town Hall by nominating Captain
Kerr for Mayor In opposition to Mayor
"William Schindler, who heads the Citi
There was a fair attendance at the
gathering. James H. Read was elected
chairman and T. R. A. Sellwood secre
tary. Mr. Read read a petition from 53
citizens of Milwaukie asking tha,t Captain
Kerr be placed on the Independent ticket,
and it was carried unanimously. Mr. Kerr
has been a member of the Council since
incorporation, is one of the owners of the
new waterworks, and had been counted as
friendly to Mayor Schindler. The follow
ing Is the Independent ticket as nomi
nated last night:
Mayor, Captain Kerr; Councilmen, C. K.
Ballard, Charles Laken. F. D. Luce,
Grant Barker; Recorder, Charles Mel
drum; Treasurer, E. Wetzler; Marshal,
John R. Kelso.
Isaac Mullan said he would like to say
that the Independents were not opposed to
tho Oregon Water Power & Railway Com
pany, but were willing to deal with the
company fairly. C. K. Ballard also scout
ed the idea that the Independents repre
sented an element which wanted to fight
the electric railway company. J. H. Read
and Mr. Sellwood also expressed them
selves In the same way. Mr. Sellwood said
it should be the duty of the Judges to see
that only legal voters were allowed to
vote In the coming election.
Following the nomination, the meeting
resolved Itself Into a public gathering.
with T; R. A. Sellwood in the chair. J. H.
Read said that it was very Imperative that
Milwaukie should have a 5-cent faro to
F. D. Luce. Mr. Sellwood. J. W. Grass-
ley and others spoke along the" same line.
It was decided to make the organization of
a development club permanent, and after
further addresses the meeting adjourned
to come together in a "smoker" the last
Saturday in December, when a movement
will be started to secure a 5-cent fare to
BIG DEAL CONSTJMMATED.
Booth-Kelly Lumber Company Will
Greatly Enlarge Business.
The large lumber deal which has been on
in Lane County for several weeks past
was completed yesterday noon, and J. W.
Blodgett, the Michigan lumber millionaire,
bought the $1,000,000 Increase in the capi
talization of the Booth-Kelly Lumber
Company of Eugene.
It has been known for some time that
tho Booth-Kelly Company has been in
tending to enlarge Its operations consld-
.mklit Vtt Artanf Yin e tin nrovlnn.H
been made public R. A, Booth, presidents
of tho company, was in Portland earlier
in the week, returning to Eugene to com
plete the deal.
The business transacted in Eugene yes
terday Involved 51.800,000 worth of timber
lands in Lane County, and the increased
capitalization will make a great difference
in the operations of the business. All the
Booth-Kelly mills will be worked night
and day and the number of them In
creased, though to what extent Is not
known. R. A. Booth will remain presi
dent of the company and have the same
interest in the business as at present. The
new plans will go into effect on January 1.
This $1,000,000 placed In tho lumber busi
ness of Lane County means Increased
business and prosperity to that section.
It Is expected that quite a number of new
mills will be built, and doubling shifts in
the present mills alone means an influx
of population and business.
AEE TO BANQUET.
Members of Bar Association to Follow
Business With Pleasure.
It is anticipated that one of the most
pleasant meetings of the Bar of Oregon
will be held at the conclusion of the an
nual meeting of the Oregon State Bar
Association. This meeting of the members
of the Oregon bar will be held at the
rooms of the Commercial Club at 8 o'clock
Tuesday evening, the 29th Inst, and will
be In its nature a general social. The ob
ject is to bring all the members of the
bar together and direct their attention
to the necessity for a social side to the
profession. It is Intended that at this
meeting at tho professional festal board
the dignity of tho profession, mingled,
with true, clean and genuine merry wit
will present to the members of the bar
the true spirit of professional friendli
ness and the desirability of meeting each
other outside of and under different con
ditions than those which surround the
courtroom. The members of the bar have
entered Into the purposes of the banquet
enthusiastically. The toasts will be short
and present the various sides of a law
yer's experiences. Judge Webster will
preside as toastmaster, and among those
who have agreed to respond are Judge
George H. Burnett, the president of the
association; Mayor Williams, Judge Bellin
ger, Judge Cleland, Mr. Wood. Mr. Carey,
Mr. McCammant and Mr. Scaton. t
Smelt Arrive in Portland.
Columbia River smelt, one of the most
delicate and highly prized of the
products of the great river of the
West, are on the market again, the
first having arrived on Friday, and
a much larger installment yesterday
morning, with which also arrived the first
of the new run of chlnook salmon. Smelt
are to Portland people what "whitebait"
are to the Londoner, but are much more
plentiful and much cheaper. Formerly
the smelt used to arrive with the flowers
that bloom in the Spring, but of late
years they have been coming In earlier.
"but never too early to be heartily wel
comed. Two years ago they arrived in
time to be served for breakfast on
Thanksgiving morning, and last year only
a little later. Such vast schools of them
swarm tip the branches of the Columbia
some seasons as to surpass the lmaglna
.vjlon of any one who has cot seen them.
TEARING TJP THE OLD WOODEN BRIDGE ACROSS BALCH'S GULCH.
The contract for the new eteel structure was let in March. The bridge was Intended to be completed In November, at the
latest. The- contractor says he was delayed because the City Engineer changed the specifications, requiring new plans, which
were not approved until August 8. The destruction of the old trestle began last week.
Last season, when the main run was go
ing up the Cowlitz, they fairly choked the
stream, and were caught In scoop-nets by
tne million, and shipped all over the
Northwest. Every fishing-boat on the
Cowlitz was loaded down to the gunwale
with smelt, which were sold at any price
obtainable, and finally many were thrown
away. This does not often happen, and
early in the season the little fish sell for
a high price. Ex-Mayor Story, looking at
tne smelt display yesterday, said that he
happened to be on a steamboat which
visited the Cowlitz when the big run of
smelt was on last season, and told one of
the fishermen to let him bave a dollar's
worth, thinking to bring home a treat to
some of his friends. He was given so
many that he threw half of them away,
in order to save the cost of chartering a
boat to bring them home.
1AEGE CROWD AT MEN'S RESORT
Reading-Room Is Opened and Enter
That the new Men's Resort la appreci
ated by the residents of the district in
which it is situated seems beyond doubt
if the management Is to judge by the large
attendance last night when the reading
room was thrown open to tho public for
the first time. It opened at 5 o'clock, and
the room gradually filled until by 7:30 It
The first of a series of Saturday night
concerts was arranged by Rev. A. D.
Soper and it seemed to plcaso in every
particular. The tables at the rear of the
large auditorium were well filled with pa
pers and magazines, and these attracted
many, but fully 200 sat In the chairs ar
ranged in front of the stage to hear the
programme. Music, vocal, piano and cor
net solos, and dramatic and humorous
recitations made up an evening of pure
enjoyment, and one which the men seemed
to welcome In contrast to the usual enter
tainment offered in that locality. Thoee
who participated in the programme were:
Miss Edna Protzman. Mrs. C. N. Morgan,
Miss S. Shives, the Misses Datesman, Miss
Nettle Kemp. Mrs. Zulah Hopkins, Mrs.
G. B. Cellars and others.
Today at 3 o'clock the Sunday school
will be opened, and Mr. Soper announced
that It woula not be the dry event which
some of the audience might remember
from their own childhood. Biblical stories
will be Illustrated by stereoptlcon views
to make them thoroughly Interesting, and
good music will be provided. Men, women
and children, are Invited to this school.
Next Wednesday, November 30, there will
bo a tea and reception extended to women,
and Saturday afternoon, December 3, there
will be a spread for boys and girls. Ar
rangements havo been made to open the
free kindergarten Monday, December 5.
SAYS HE IS GUILTY.
Ed Kramer Admite He Stole Tools,
and Is Jailed.
Ed Kramer is a thief, "but not the kind
who refuses to tell the truth" to the police
when caught. He was found In a second
hand store in the North End last night
by Sergeant of "Police Carpenter and Hu
mane Officer Rcslng. He admitted that
he stole many tools. Including some from
R. W. Traver, of 345 East Oak street-
Kramer was brought to police headquar
ters by Detectives Kerrigan and Snow,
who arrived on the scene Just after tho
other officers found the prisoner. As they
have been handling the cases of thefts bf
tools, they booked Kramer. Again at
headquarters he acknowledged his guilt.
Ho says he is from Seattle. He Is aged
WALTON STILL IN TAIL.
Bill of Exceptions in His Case Is Filed
by Attorney St. Rayner.
The bills of exceptions to be used In
the Supreme Court in the Charles "W.
Walton cases were presented to Judge
Cleland yesterday by Henry St. Rayner,
attorney. They contain objections to
the rulings of tho Judge during the
trials and various legal points why
Walton should receive new trials.
Walton is under a 25-year sentence
In the penitentiary. He is still confined
in the County Jail, and may "be kept
there until the, Supreme Court decides
STEEL BRIDGE IS SUPPOSED
IS WILL OF RUSSIANS
Zemstvo Convention Shows
They Want Representation,
NOTED EDITOR ON OUTLOOK
M. Souverin Believes Some Concession
Will Be Made, Although He Fa
- vors Autocratic Rather Than
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 26. The result
of the conference of tho Zemstvolsts still
remains a matter of speculation. Bureau
cratic circles generally are of the opinion
that the conference was a farce, and that
It will lead to nothing; but a vast ma
jority of the Intelligent class is convinced
it has placed upon record the desire of
the country for a change In the present
form of government. Tho conviction pre
vailing in many quarters, however, is that
no change will result. With a view of
clearing up the situation, the Associated
Press today Interviewed M. Souverin. the
editor of tho Novoe Vremya. He said:
"I certainly think the conference was
highly significant It shows the neces
sity for a departure from the present
system. Personally. I do not agree with,
all of the Zemstvoist proposals. Their
memorial embodies to the last wofd the
science of constitutional government. I
think some form of national representa
tion is bound to come.
"Our greatest need is freedom to work,
think, speak and write. That freedom
seems, unattainable under the present
bureaucratic regime, which compresses the
activity of the whole nation and raises
countless obstacles in the way of personal
initiative and enterprise. What we want
now aro the acts that the late M. Plehve
Minister of the Interior introduced into
'the law of 1902 enabling the admission
of consultative members to the council
of law, which have remained a dead let
ter, owing to the opposition of tho bu
reaucrats of tho empire. Plehve, doubt
less, would gradually have extended the
Zemstvo system, admitting peasants to
email Zemstvo units, and Introduced other
reform of a liberal tendency. M. Witto
was not far wrong when he summed up
Plehve with the words:
-" 'You will see that he will bring Russia
to a constitution'; but Plehve spoiled
everything by preceding the intended re
forms with a policy of repression, and
failed to give proper effect to his own
Acts, Not Words, Wante.
"I rereat we now want acts, not words.
What acts will follow tho pronouncement
of the Zemstvolsts I am not prepared to
say; but. In my opinion, they should take
the form of summoning an elective body
to act in a consultative capacity to the
sovereign, who should retain absolute free
dom to follow the recommendations or tne
majority or minority as he might think
best. M. WItte does not believe in a
constitutional government for Russia, but
prefers a benevolent autocracy. I also
think autocracy should be preserved. Au
tocracy Is no longer what It was.' Czars
have given away many of their preroga
tives, such as vassals and serfdom, and
voluntarily curtailed" absolute power by
the creation of Zemstvos and various
forms of collegiate administration. It
would not be a curtailment of the auto
cratic power to summon representatives
of the people, bnt rather a strengthening
of imperial authority, since it would en
able the monarch to know. the true needs
and desires of his subjects.
"I am not In favor of granting- rep
resentative rights to some of the out
lying regions like the Caucasus or
Central Asia, the population of which,
an alien race and not in sympathy
with tho rest of the empire, it is advis
able to leave on the same footing- as
the territories of the United States
until It Is ripe for admission to what
we may call statehood. My boiler is
that the changes should be introduced
gradually. The first phase should he the
In troductloH. of the lcte-d member to
the Council of the empire, which would
be a useful initiation of our statesmen
and people to representative institu
Not Versed in Art of Government.
"Americans cannot realize the diffi
culty, even danger of suddenly intro
ducing Institutions into our country.
Even our statesmen are not versed In
tho arts of "government. The fact Is
we have not had the opportunity to
learn the art of government. The whole
of our intelligent classes naturally are
inclined to liberal ideas, but they Wave
not the experience in applying them
All this sufficiently indicates . the ne
cessity Of irreatest nriiilpnoo nn fan.
tion in the manner of introducing- the
representative system and the great
aanger in adopting an Hi-digested
western constitution wholesale.
"Provided caution Is exprr.lRprf
cannot see how the autocracy, which, I
repeat, must remain the keystone to
our system, will be imperiled by the In
troduction of a representative
There Is absolute necessity for the
safeguarding of the autoeracv in mn
sequence or tno views and Ideas of
peasantry. Peasants have not the
slightest idea, of the meaning of con
stitution, aim tneir thoughts and de
sires are centered in the land. They be
lieve the land OUsrht to hMnnp in fham
and they are convinced that the Little'
ratner aione is able to satisfy what
they reirard as letritimatft nsnimtinno
They look unon bureaucrats, innrfinrria
and Zemstvos as part of the machinery
wnicn is preventing them from obtain
Ing more land to enable them to miti
gate their terrible novertv.
"Count Tolstoi shares the opinions
of tho peasants on the land question.
He told me, when last I saw him. that
no wouia nor. ran before he died to
write a personal letter to tho Omr nr?
vocating the doctrines of Henry George.
The absolute fidelity of the peasants
to the Czar, therefore. Is based upon
an unshakable foundation. T nm npr-
suaded to believe that the Intelligent
Classen also are loyal.
"There is not the slightest ground to
ocneve in tho success of a revolution
ary movement in Russia."
MANY PEACE PACTS IN EUROPE
Fourteen Arbitration Treaties Have
PARIS, Nov. 26. Reports reaching
the Foreign Office show that 14 treaties
of arbitration have thus far been sjgned
between the various powers of Europe,
and by their texts all the treaties are
wholly identical with the French
treaty with Great Britain. This ratifl
cation of similar treaties Is considered
as having- widespread International
significance, as it has the effect of a
joint pact to which most of the lead
ing nations adhere. France has made
six treaties, namely with Great Bri
tain, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands,
Sweden and Norway and the United
States. The other treaties are those of
Italy with' Grteat Britain, Denmark
with. The Netherlands, Portugal with
Spain, Germany with England. Portu
gal with The Netherlands. Russia with
Belgium, Great Britain with Swltzer
land, the United States with Swltzer
land and possibly others not yet offi
cially reported. France, Austria and
other countries are now negotiating a
number or treaties.
WAS NOT JL JAIL BREAK.
Exhibition in County Prison Caused
Stirring Street Rumors.
"A revolt in the County Jail a. Jail
Thl3 Is what people thought who -saw
Deputy Sheriffs yesterday afternoon go
ing pellmell Into the jail through the
Fourth-street entrance. But It was a
false alarm, or rather merely an exhibition
drilL Sheriff Word was showing visiting
Sheriffs from other counties how the elec
tric-button running from the jail to the
Sheriffs office upstairs works, and how
quickly tne jailer can summon aid, if
Tho visiting County Clerks were given
a similar exhibition Friday, which gave
rise soon afterward to a street rumor
that 13 prisoners. Including Charles W.
Walton, had escaped, and Jailer Graf toe
was besieged with Inquiries until a late
bour at night.
POOR AND ALONE
Emma Porter So Said to
in Forged Paper.
NEW POINTS IN LAND CASE
Intimate Relations of Defendants Are
Clearly Shown They Cringe In
Mental Agony and
(ConUnued-vfrora First Page.)
he had been acquainted with McKlnley for
about six years. He. had. also seen Mrs.
Watson, or one said to be her.
"wnere did you meet Mrs. Watson?"
asked Mr. Heney.
"It was at Salem, before the State
School "Board." replied the witness. "She
and Puter were there before tho board
testifying as to Mrs. Watson's ownership
in some school land."
Judge Pipes objected to this evidence on
tho ground that It was Immaterial" and
that the defense was willing to admit that
the defendants' knew one another.
"I propose to show Jby this and other
testimony." said Mr. Heney. "that a com
bination had been formed and that these
defendants had business dealings which
might have become unlawful."
Continuing, the witness testified that he
knew Dan Tarpley and knew that he was
In tho land business here.
Fred Polndexter was the next man
called, and it was with he that the prose
cution started the sensational testimony
which kept up for the greater part of the
afternoon and which brought out the un
lawful relations of Puter and Mrs. Wat
son. As the witness started his story
Judge Pipes and Judge O'Day both sought
to Interpose objections, and the defendants
looked worried and uneasy.
Puter and Mrs. Watson at Prlneville
Mr. Polndexter testified that he had been
a resident at Prlneville for the past 20
years, during the last three years of which
time he had been engaged in the hotel
"Did you ever see that man?" queried
Mr. Heney. pointing to Puter.
The witness Identified him as a mar
who had often been at the hotel.
"Did you ever know Mrs. Emma Wat
son?" asked the lawyer. The witness had
"Well, did you ever see that lady?"
asked Mr. Heney, pointing to the defend
"Yes," responded the witness. "She was
at my hotel onJune 5, 1902."
"Who was with her?" was the next
question, and the witness answered Puter.
Did Puter introduce you to her?"
asked Mr. Heney.
"Yes." said the witness. "He said she
was Mrs. Puter."
At this point, and as the witness was
about to produce the hotel register in
support of his testimony. Mr. Pipes ob
jected to the proceedings and stated that
he was wlllingto admit the fact of tho
aeienaants having been acquainted.
"Do you not think." asked the court, of
Mr. Heney, "that you might show a re
latlon here that would prejudice the de
fendants In the minds of the jury?"
"It is an unfortunate circumstance for
which the defendants are to blame." said
Mr. Heney, who then argued the admis
sibility of such evidence, citing authorities
to show that such prejudice was not ma
terial. "Suppose," he said, "that I could show
that at the time of this conspiracy Puter
and Mrs. Watson were living together as
Mr. andMrs. Porter; that at the time Mrs.
Watson secured the land and when she
transferred it to Krlbs, Puter was her
agent. Suppose that I could show that
they were represented as man and wife
during that time and that in traveling
through tho country they registered at the
hotels as Mr. and Mrs. Puter? I think
that evidence will be permissible as tend
ing to make the conspiracy probable."
Judge Bellinger adjourned court here
for the noon hour and directed that the
jury be brought back at 2:30 as the coun
sel wished to arguo the admissibility of
evidence relating to the character and re
lations of the defendants one to the other.
Evidence is Admitted.
In the afternoon the court ruled that
tho evidence could be admitted and the
trial progressed. Mrs. Mary McDonald
was called. She testified that she had
lived in Prlneville for several yean and
that prior to that time she had been a
resident of Crawfordsville. She had run
a hotel at Prlneville and had seen Mrs.
Watson there. She was with Puter at
the time. She had first known Puter at
Crawfordsville about 12 years ago. She
had known Horace McKlnley about 15
years, having seen him at Crawfordsville.
She had seen both. Puter and McKlnley at
the latter place, but not together.
Clyde Lloyd wa3 next In line. He had
been in Portland for the past four years,
but during 1901 he had lived In Eugene.
He had known both Horace McKlnley and
Marie Ware and had dealings with both
and knew that they had been associated
together in land deals;
Tho witness had also known S. A. D.
Puter for 3" years, and McKlnley had
told him that the two men had been Inter
ested In some timber claims in township
11 south, range 7 east.
He had also known D. W. Tarpley. Ha
knew that Tarpley and McKlnley had
business dealings together and had seen
Tarpley and Ware together, but did not
know tho relation .of Tarpley to Puter.
He had also met Mrs. Watson In 1901,
and had had business with McKlnley and
Puter In which Watson was interested.
Mrs. Ella Graves, of San Francisco, was
called by the prosecution. Sho had lived
there for three years or more, but previ
ous to that time had been a resident of
Portland, living at 135 Tenth street.
"Did you knqw S. A. D. Puter, the man
over there by the post?" asked Mr. Heney.
indicating tho defendant The witness
Identified him as being a man who bad
lived at her bouse for sbr or ten months
with bis wife.
Went by Name of Porter.
"By what name did he go at that time?"
asked the lawyer.
"He went by the name of Porter." re
plied Mrs. Graves.
"Did you ever see Mrs. Emma L. Wat
son, the defendant in this case?" asked
Mr, Heney, Indicating Mrs. Watson.
The witness testified that the defend
ant had lived at her house with Puter
under tho name of Emma Porter. They
had come arly in the Summer of lflpo
and had left In 1901. The witness further
testified that Puter and his companion
represented themselves as man and wife
and occupied, the same apartments .con
tinually while- living at her place.
"Did yon ever see- Porter bring any
presents to the house?" asked the-at-torney.
Judge Pipes objected, claim
ing that the testimony was immaterial.
"I want to show tho intimate rela
tions of the two defendants," explained
Mr. Heney. . ' ,
"I don't know that tho presents
would make them any more intimate,
than the testimony snows," suggested,
The witness further testified that
Mrs. Porter had left her house stating
that she was going East.
Mrs. Francis Rodgers, also of San
Francisco and the mother of the pre
ceding witness, told of having rented
a room, to Mrs. "Watson under the name
of Porter. While living at her house,
Mrk, Porter was alone, and as" sook as
Porter returned she left.
T. W. Graves, a music dealsr of th
eity, testified that Pater and Mr. "Wat
son had lived at his house under the
name of Mr. and Mrs. Porter.
The .prosecution switched the nature
of Its testimony here &nd put George R.
Ogden, a chief clerk in the General
Land Office, on tho stand. Mr. Ogden
said that he had been in the Land Of
fice since April, 1S99. He had charge
of the special service department in
1901 and 1902, and bad charge of the
special agents of Oregon.
The witness then told of the method
of caring for the claims when filed and
of the manner in which the Department
satisfied itself as to tho truthfulness
of the testimony in land filings. He
had seen all the claims now In evidence
in the case on trial and had paid espe
cial attention to them, as they had been
Unon the Instructions of the Com
missioner he had Issued instructions to
C E. Loomis, at that time a special
agent of the Government at Oregon
City, telling him to make an investiga
tion. Loomis had done this, but tho
report was not satisfactory and an
other had been ordered.
Met Them In Washington.
Ogden had mot Puter and Mrs. Wat
son in his office at Washington. Ho
had been sont for by the chief of his
division and given an introduction.
The chief had told him to make an in
vestigation of the status of the claims
in township 11 south, range 7 east. He
had told them the claims were under
consideration and that action would bo
taken as soon as the agents had re
ported on the condition.
Puter had told the witness that Mrs.
Watson was the owner .of tho claims
and that she had plther sold or mort
gaged them. He had actod as her agent
and was Interested In having them
pasued to patent.
k The wltneas had found flaws in the
final proofs submitted to him and had
instituted an investigation. He had
told Loomis to make an investigation,
and not being satisfied with that re
poit, had put tho matter in the hands
of S. B. Onnsby, at that time Forest
Superintendent In the Cascade re
Mr. Honey asked to Introduce the re
port of C E. Loomis on the claim of
Mrs. Emma L. Porter, but Judge Pipes
took objection to the act. He'cohtended
that it was n ex parte statement
and could not be usod. Mr. Heney. in
replying, grilled the weak agent who
had fallen under the glitter of the
land speculator's gold. n
"We expect to prove before we quit,
he said, "that Loomis Is in reality ono
of these conspirators and should have
been indicted wdth them. We expect ta
show the connection between Loomis
and the defendants; to prove his signa
ture and show that the defendants pro
cured Loomis to make the affidavits in
their favor. We will show that his af
fidavits in the case of Wolgamot Barr
and Watson are false; on some of them
we will show that the affidavits were
forged by these defendants, as well as
the final proofs. I will show that
Loomis had some connection with the
false affidavits and that he is one of
the conspirators, and that his testimony
and acts bind them in the commission
of- the conspiracy.
Identified the Reports.
Ogden then Identified the reports as
those sent to him by Loomis. and they
were presented in evidence by the prose
cution. The affidavits as read show Loo
mis to have been a man of great Imag
ination, according to the testimony of the
witnesses preceding and dealing with the
condition of the land In question.
Emma Porter, Loomis reported to the
Government, was a poor woman who
worked hard for a living. She took up a,
filalm and made her living and Oat of her
widowed mother and sister by working in
the railroad camps and lumber mlil3 near
her claim during the Summer. In the
Winter she went into tne vauey aau
worked as a servant for the more pros
perous people. She had cultivated several
acres of land and bad planted blackber
ries, raspberries and apples on the claim,
besides having brought In some livestock
and chickens. Owing to the holding up
of the land by the Government, the claim
ant had suffered a great deal, but had
-done the best she could under the cir
cumstances and had lawfully proved up
on the property.
The testimony regarding the Maude Witt
claim was similar, with the exception that
Maude did not have a widowed mother or
a dependant sister. She. however, had a
hard time to keep the wolf from the
door and took her claim where she did
In order that she might have the protec
tion of the presence of Emma Porter, her
mother and sister. .
Both Porter and Witt corroborated the
affidavit of the special agent in their
affidavits, and told of their hardships
and the abundant cultivation of their
Frank H. Wolgamot, Loomis testified,
was a poor and hardworking lad who
made his living in the Summer by work
ing on the Valley farms. In the Winter
he donned his snowshoes and. wading
through the unmeasured snow of the for
est, sought to secure the money to Im
prove his claim by trapping the wild ani
mals that prowled the woods. The rest
of the time he lived on his claim and
Improved It with substantial cabins, and
fruits. Mr. Wolgamot In his affidavit tes
tified that all of the fairy tale told by
the special agent was the truth-.
Upon the Introduction of these papers
the court adjourned until" Monday at 10
SUNDAY CLUB AT Y. M. C. A.
Rev. F. Burgette Short Will Deliver
The programme for the Sunday Club
at the Young Men's Christian Association-
Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock will
consist of an address to young men. a
special musical programme, and discus
sion of a Biblical topic in groups under
tho leadership of business men. Rev. F.
Burgette Short, of the Taylor-Street
Methodist Church, will give the address.
The programme in detail is as follows:
3:00 Half-hour Orchestra concert
Overture. "Hyperion" Cox
Song "Dora" ......... .....1- Johnson
"Simple Aven" F. Thome
March J. Rosa
"In Shadow Land" RolHnaon
Andante et Valre.
"One Sweet and Solemn Thought" .R. Ambrose.
3 :30 Musical programme by Grace Metho
dist quartet: Mrs. May Dearborn. Schwab,
soprano: Miss E. II. Mackenzie, contralto;
Mr. Walter Gill, teaor: Mr. R. E. Bradbury,
baritone: Professor W. M. Wilder, organist,
and choir master.
Address "Undying' Love," Dr. F. Burgette
4:45 Study groups. "The Feeding of the
Five Thousand." led by N. C. Thorne. C A.
Lewis, W. M. Wilder, E. C. Bronaugh.
The programme of the afternoon is open -to
all men, and is without charge.
Another Mismated Couple.
A. L. Evans has sued Zoo May Evans
for a divorce on account of desertion
beginning in June, 1903. He says she
left him and went to Boise City and
refused to return to him. They were
married In Moscow in March. 1902.
75. $1.25, $3.00 Sbtt