The Sunday Oregonian. (Portland, Ore.) 1881-current, July 09, 1905, Image 1

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They Forget, When
Pressed by Heney.
He Permits Prosecutor to Ask
Leading Question.
Henry E. Beard, in Williamson
Bi.cKS-Van Gesncr Trial, Con
fesses That He Swore
Falsely Under Oath.
The following inter was Identified
by Henry E- Beard, a -witness at the
VIlllamRon trial yesterday, as one
written to him by Dr. Ge.ner, advis
ing him to relinquish a timber claim
taken by him at the request of Gesner
and Williamson. The letter was writ
ten Just subsequent to the publication
of Secretar- Hitchcock's report in
the Oresonlan, In which report the
Secrefary declared his intention of
probing the Oregon land frauds to the
bottom. The letter Is regarded, by
the .Government as conclusive evidenre
regards the connection of Gesner with
the rase. The letter read:
"Prinevllle. Or.. May 23, 1004. Mr.
Henry E. Beard Dear Sir: I think the
only thing for 3'ou to do is to now re
linquish your timber claim. The Ue
partmont has a tip on the business,
and to avoid trouble I have got to set
out from under the whole thins- Have
nothing more to do with it and save
trouble for all of up. They are liable
to call us before the I'nlted States
grand Jury oe witnesses and give us
lets of trouble, so the only thing to do
Is to relinquish your claim. I -would
do lit) right away. Say nothing about
It and go before Mr. Biggs. Very
truly', VAX GESNER."
Three witnesses now have been heard In
the trial of. Representative Williamson.
Dr. Van Gesner and Marlon R. Biggs,
whose cases are being heard before Judge
De Haven. They have given damaging
testimony, but it has been literally
dragged from them, and yesterday morn
ing when Henry Beard -was testifying.
Judge De Haven turned to District Attor
ney Hem-y and said: "Mr. Heney, you
may lead the witness, for It seems as if
this is the only way you can get anything
out of him."
This statement came from the court
after His Honor had listened to the exam
ination of Campbell Duncan, Green Beard
and his son Henry. Hardly bad the direct
examination of Duncan gotten under way
than Inferences that witness for the Gov
ernment had been tampered with were be
ing brought out. Duncan had a splendid
ability to forget. His memory in connec
tion with the talks and deals that he ljad
with the defendants was conveniently a
blank. So wa that of Green Beard, who
was another of the men who had taken
up a timber claim, which. It is alleged,
was taken up for Dr. Gesner and Repre
sentative Williamson. His son Henry was
also suffering from a bad memory, but
after a severe shaking up both by Mr.
Heney and Judge Bennett, he blandly ad
mitted, when he was closely pressed by
Judge Bennett, that he had committed
perjury in swearing to his timber entry
From the line of questioning pursued
by District Attorney Heney when Duncan
was recalled. Inference was plain that the
Government prosecutor believed that some
one was tampering with his witnesses.
Duncan was recalled to identify a copy of
The Oregonlan of the date November 24,
1002. -This artiole contained a paragraph
from Secretary Hitchcock's report which
forecasted prosecution of land frauds. It
was this paragraph which was read to
Duncan and Green Beard by Dr. Gesner.
when he told them to relinquish their
claims. Duncan, with the same halting
and reluctant manner in which he had
given all of his testimony, stated that he
thought that was the paragraph which
Dr. Gesner had road. Mr. Heney also
tried to get the witness to admit that
when he was served with a subpena
he rati from the Deputy Sheriff. Further
testimony along this line was objected to
by the court, and he was allowed to go,
and seemed very willing to make his exit.
Green Beard on the Stand.
Green Beard followed Duncan on the
stand. . District Attorney Heney went
after the witness rough shod. The
witness had a bad memory: he
couldn't even remember that within a
few minutes before court was convened
he had talked with Mr. Heney, and it
took some prodding to get him to recall
this talk. Among the many questions
which Mr. Heney put to him was one In
which he asked Beard if he (Beard) hadn't
been told Thursday afternoon that there
was money in it If the witness would tes
tify "right." Judge Bennett objected to
the question and his objection was sus
tained. The witness testified that during
a conversation with Marion Biggs the lat
ter had told him that Dr. Gesner wanted
.several people to take up claims and that
Gesner would pay for them. He said that
he, and his wife, and a number of others,
met at the shearing pens of "Williamson
& Gesncr. where they also met Dr. Ges
ner. Surveyor Gray was also present, and
the witness was shown the land upon
which he filed. The witness had only a
misty recollection of Xhc alleged talk that
Dr. Gesner had with the fliers In regard
to taking' up the claims and the paying
of the money for the final proofs of filing.
Beard -testified that he had not made his
final proofs because, after talking It over
with Dr. Van Gesner. they had both
agreed "that there might be trouble." Dr.
Gesner, the witness stated, returned to
him the money he had paid. for his filing
fees, because he' had paid these out of
his own pocket.
The strongest witness for the Govern
ment, while he was plainly an un
willing witness, was Henry Beard. It was
his unwillingness to testify that called for
Judge De Haven's remark that Mr. Heney
might lead the witness. District Attorney
Heney had not asked for this ruling, but,
once it was given, he made good use of it.
Beard also secerned to have taken a hint
from what Judge De Haven had said, for
he became freer In his admissions. He
admitted that he had been in the employ
of Gesner and Williamson. He told of the
presence of Surveyor Gray, and stated
that Williamson had helped In a mirvey
which had taken place on the morning of
the afternoon upon which his claim had
been surveyed.
Beard Identified a letter from Dr. Ges
ner to him. which bids fair to be almost
as Important factor in the prosecution
as the famous Mitchell letter. Dr. Ges
ner had written to the witness suggest
ing to him that he relinquish his claim.
This letter was damaging to a degree,
for In the missive Dr. Gesner had ad
mitted that "to avoid trouble he must
get out from under the whole thing."
Mr. Heney only asked him a few more
questions, and then the witness was
turned over to Judge Bennett for cross
examination. Judge Bennett at once be
gan to impeach the witness by his own
testimony. This came out while he was
being examined In regard to the affi
davits. Unlike his father and Duncan,
Beard had not relinquished his claim.
Judge Bennett led him along until it
came to the point where he swore to
the affidavits. Under the rigid fire of
questions the witness remained calm.
In swearing to these affidavits there Is
a list of set questions that arc asked.
Henry Beard Admits Perjury.
Judge Bonnett crowded the witness
very close regarding the answers he
made to the questions set forth In the
affidavit regarding a contract to sell the
claims made before the first filing. Wit
ness was not sure whether lie hud sworn
to his final proofs before Biggs. Itoggs or
a clerk named Smith. He was suro that
he had signed them and was finally forced
to admit that when he swore to the
answers that he knew that he "lied,"
as Judge Bennett put It to him, because
he had arranged with Dr. Gesner about
the final disposition of his claim. In this
affidavit the witness swore that he had
borrowed a part of the money with,
which to prove up on, and that he mwl
an account Jn the First National Bank
at Prlnevllle. The witness admitted that
he had sworn to what was not true,
that he had not borrowed " the money,
and that he never had a bank account.
While Judge Bennett was trylnp to get
other Impeaching testimony from him.
Judge De Haven suggested that the wit
ness be asked the question In a certain
way. Junior counsel for the defense ob
jected at first and finally put the ques
tion that his honor suggested, and Judge
Bennett .asked:
"At the time you made the affidavit
of final proof, did you believe it was
"No." came the calm reply.
Some other questions were asked and
court was adjourned until Monday after
noon at 2 o'clock. Shortly after the
morning session convened, ex-Senator
Thurston rose to make inquiry concerning
the motion for n mm- trlnl f o . I
Mitchell. Counsel explained that he was
a long way from home and that nothing
save the pending motion was keeping
him In Portland. Judge De Haven then
announced that he would take up the
Mitchell case at 10 o'clock Mondav morn
Lending, Questions Allowed Since
Unwillingness to Testify Is Shown.
zRV2n convention of the United
States Court, yesterday morning, and
si,I?.e Plimlnary and ex parte mat
ter had been disposed of. the case of the
United States vs! Williamson, Gesner and
Biggs was resumed.
Campbell Duncan, the witness of the
previous day. was recalled bv Mr Hency
and asked to Identify the "copy of The
Oregonlan In which appeared the report
of Secretary Hitchcock relating to the
Oregon timber-land frauds, which had
caused the relinquishment of the claims
that had been taken at the instance of
the defendants. The witness Identified
thf paper, and It was Introduced us evi
dence to apply as to Gesner, In showing
his connection with the consplraev.
Continuing with the witness, the District
Attorney asked him when he had been
subpenaed to appear as a witness before
J!lnai n,?' B,n on. Duncan replied
that it had been a few days ago. though
he did not remember the date.
"Do you know the Deputy Marshal who
subpenaed you?" was asked. The witness
stated that he did.
"Didn't you run when you saw him
coming after you." Mr. Henev asked. The
defence objected to the question, and the
court sustained the objection. The wit
ness was then excused.
Green Beard Is Called.
Green Beard. farmer, of Prlnevllle
was the next, witness called bv the Gov
ernment. Mr. Beard stated that he had
lived about eight miles from Prlnevllle for
a number of years, and that he knew all
of the defendants In the case.
'Did you ever have any talk with Biggs
about moklnj. a filing on a Umber clcimr
was asked by the prosecution. The wit
ness stated that he had talked with Biggs
at Prlnevllle about taking up land.
hat dU he say?" asked Mr. Henev.
uiS'?"11 usto Umhcr claims on
the Wickiup. He said that we could go
ai" JLoe i a.n Gesner and take up some
claims, that Gesner was looking for a
number of men to take up claims for
"What else did he say?" "He said to
so .he hej"ing plant on a certain day
and that Gesner would be there "
twTA1 hc 1y.2houl moy. if any
thing? He said that the money would
claim, and that there would be about $75
iw ii iw un mici wie ciaims nad been
proved up on."
"Did hc 8ty for you to get anyone else
to take nr. n MfllmT' "Vo tr- u .
get my folks and my wife, that they all
could take up claims for Gesner."
"When you went up there whom did vou
find?" "Well. Gesner wns there, and
Charley Graves, the County Surveyor, and
a lot of other people "
"What did Gesner say." "He showed us
Concluded oa Pas 8.)
Japan Lands Strong Force and
Will Demand Its Ces
sion by Russia.
Large Naval and Military Expedition
Attacks Korsakovsk. Whence
Hnsslans Retire After De
stroying All Defenses.
Saghallen. or Sakhalin, an inland on
the coast of Manchuria, ru ceded to
Itu-rta by Japan in 1875. It I rrojt
erly a portion of the mainland, cut off
only by the narrow Strait of Tartar".
It Is a wild, mountainous country, con
taining some coal mines and few In
teller settlements. The island is 070
miles Ung, varying In width from 20 to
liVi jnlkr. The climate is cold the
year round and several effort to civi
lise the Wand by making settlements
f convicts hare failed.
ST. PETERSBURG. July 9. (2:20 A.
M.) The landing of the Japanese on
Sakhalin Island and its probnhfe ef
fect on peace negotiations Is the ab
sorbing topic of conversation in all cir
cles, the surrender of the Kninz Po
temkin having' taken h sccondnry
This move Is generally recognized as
nn indication that Japan Intends to de
mand the ccsson f the Island as one
of the conditions of pence, but this Is
no longer an Insuperable obstacle In
the way of termination of the war.
No further new was received from
Sakhalin Inst night.
Operations against the Russian left
at Beiche and Logushan. reported by
Gei.eral Linievitcfe. are apparently in
the nature of a reconnaissance In force
and there are no indications of a gen
eral engagement developing- In Man
churia yet.
The rumor thnt General Kuropntkln
is about to retire is again revived.
General Batjanoff, oommander of the
third Manchurlun army, it s reported,
will be his successor.
Important Card Played to Influence
Terms of Peace.
ST. PETERSBURG. July S (7:05 P. M.)
A landing of Japanese troops on the
island of Sakhalin was officially reported
tonight, and startles military circles In
St. Petersburg, though It had been real
ized since the defeat of Admiral Rojest
vensky that the Japanese were able to
lake possession of the Island as soon as
they thought fit. The strength of the
landing force cannot be ascertained, but
the garrison of the Island Is too wpnk to
offer an effective defense.
Though the Japuncse seem unwilling
to risk a grand battle with General Llnic
vltch, pending the ioace meeting at
AVashington. the landing of troop on
Sakhalin Is considered to express- Japan's
decision regarding the formal conclusion
of a general armistice, namely, that in
the Interim before the meeting It Is neces
sary to occupy the Island whose posses
sion Is an Important card in Japan's dip
lomatic contest at Washington.
Russians Retire From Korsakovsk
AHer Destroying Buildings.
ST. PETERSBURG. July S. A dispatch
dated July 7. irom General Llapunorr.
commanding the Russian troops on the
Island of Sakhalin, sajs: 1
"At 9 o'clock In the morning of July 7
a squadron approached the village of
Chlplvan. about seven miles southwest
of Korsakovsk, and opened fire on the
Another dispatch of the same date Eays:
"At 3 P. M. Japanese torpedo-boat ap
proached Korsakovsk and the Russian
batteries opened fire on them and com
pelled the boat? to retire. During the day
four of the inhabitants of Korsakovsk
were killed. The battle had been antici
pated and the commandant had ordered
the withdrawal of the defenders north
ward. "The Japanese fleet covering the land
ing of troops on the Island of Sakhalin
consisted of two battleships, seven cruis
ers, three gunbonts. 36 torpedo-boats and
ten transports loaded with troops. The
Japanese landed at the village of Mere,
between Shepviau and Korsakovpk. The
commander of the Russian detachment of
troops at Korsakovsk ordered the coast
defense guns to be blown up and all the
government buildings burned before re
tiring." Scouts Occasionally Skirmish.
TOKIO. July S.-(l P. M.) The following
official dispatch ha been received from
the Japanese army headquarters. In Man
churia: "Occasional collisions take place
between scouts on both sides of the rail
road along the Fenghwa, Ka!-yuen, and
Kwangplng roads. The enemy Is being
gradually driven northward."
Casslni Gives Farewell Dinner to
Successor Before Leaving.
WASHINGTON. July S. Count Casslni.
the Russian Ambassador, gave a dinner
tonight to Baron Rosen, his successor.
The other guests were the members' of
the Embassy staff and Baron Schlippen
bach, the Russian Consul at Chicago.
Many friends called at the Embassy
during the day to say good-bye to the
Ambassador. He expects to go- directly
to St. Petersburg for a conference with
the Emperor.
It Is understood that the Ambassador
will convey to the Emperor a personal
message from President Roosevelt.
Roosevelt Will Hccclvc Rosen.
WASHINGTON. July S. Assistant Sec
retary of State Adee has been advised
that the President will receive Baron
Rosen, successor to Count Cas-nnl. at
Oyster Bay. on Thursday next. The
Baron has been advised of the appoint
ment made for him.
Technical Foresters Appointed for
Reserves of Northwest.
ington, July S. (Special.) The Forestry
Bureau today announced the assignment
of technical assistants to forestry super
visors in reserves in Oregon and neighbor
ing states as follows:
H. J. Brown. Trinity and Klamath
reserve. Oregon and California; M.
Smith, Washington reserve, Washington;
M. L, Ericson. Sawtooth. Payette and
Weiser reserves. Idaho; L. von Wren
stedt. Priest River reserve, Idaho; S. G.
Smith. Mount Rainier reserve, Washing
ton. These technical assistants will make ex
tended examinations and prepare plans for
carrylnj? on practical forestry In these
reserves, including sale of mature timber,
rcseedlng of cut-over lands and protection
of young growth.
The AVentber.
TODAY'S Fair. followed hy Increasing
cloudiness with showers during th! aftw
noon or night. Cooler. Easterly winds.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature. 09
dep.; minimum. Xl. rreclpltatlon. none.
The War in the Far Kasl.
Japanese land army on Sakhalin and wlil
demand Us cession. Page 1.
Russian army grows mutinous. Page 1.
Japanese envoy starts for peace confer
ence. Pa Be 3.
Petemkln'n crew surrenders to Roumanla
and Is promised safety. Fas 1.
Rue-la will demand surrender of mutineers
for punishment. Page L
Fleet starts to recover Potemkln. Page 1.
Two naal battalions mutiny. Page 1.
Persian bandits raid Caucasus and rebellion
Krows wors'. Pane 1.
Rlts In various parts f empire. Tape 1.
Depression In business" Is terrible. Page t.
Fourth of July banquet la Lftndn. Pane 5.
Crew of wrecked xubmarine boat slen up
an test. Page 5.
France and Germany agree about Meroeco.
Tase S.
Wilson exposes leak In cotton statistics and
dismisses guilty oneN Page 2.
Why Panama Canal will be transferred to
State Department. Page
Lawsen tells Kansans how te beat the sys
tem. Page 1.
Stranee affiliations of New York politicians
for conjlnir campaign. Page 13.
Ten persons struck by lightning at Brook
lyn. Page 1.
Shippers attack railroad rate combinatlem
In West. Fase 2.
Floods srow serious In Missouri Valley.
Page 3.
Alleged niece of J. J. Hill accused ef
swindling. Page 3.
Kansas City speculator murders wife for
seeking divorce. I'age 3.
How rittsburg millionaires dodge taxes.
rage 5.
Pacific Coast.
Hot weather Is doing vastlr more sond than
harm to Northwestern wheal crop. I'age
Fir? at Spokane does $120,000 damage.
Pare 1.
Convicts at Salem make faithful road
workers, rage A.
Gambling resort at Mllwaukle raided by
Clackamas County Sheriff. Page 4.
Saloons at Poise, Idaho, elesed Sunday for
the first time In town's history- Pane I.
Secretary of War Taft and party oft for tha
Orient. Page t.
Orefton National Guard will shoot. Page Its.
Olympic boya champions at boxing bouts.
Page irt.
Racing t the Meadows draws big crowds.
Page 17.
Shields breaks Coast record with 10 strike
outs. Page 18.
Artful wins Brighton Beach handicap. Page
Automobile races at St. Paul. Page 16.
Miss May Sutton now English lady tennis
champion. Page 10. ,
Multnomah wins Pacific Northwest track
meet. Page 16.
Sporting gossip, rage 17.
Commercial and Marine.
Efforts made by bears to depress hop mar
ket. Page 33.
Boom In fruit trade on Front street. Page
Break In wheat prices at Chicago. Page 33.
Realizing movement In stock market. Page
Portland Jobbers benented by new water
tariff between San Francisco and Port
land. Page 3.
Crew of schooner Jennie Stella refuse t go
to sea. Page 3.
Lewis and Clark Exposition.
Admissions, 14.303. Page S.
Massachusetts exhibit In state building.
Page 33.
Forestry building a feature at the Fair.
Page 33.
Portland and Vicinity.
Witnesses loth to testify In Wlillamson-Ges-ner-Blggs
trial. Paite I.
June breaks the record for travel to Port
land. Page 1.
Methodists plan to hold congress. Page II.
Albert Graham. Kansas City murderer. In
custody. Page 9.
Mayor Lane proposes to have a clean town.
Page II.
Dr. Newell Dwight Hlllls will preach today.
' Page 10.
Big nale of suburban realty. Page 21.
-Eugenics, theme of homeopathists. Page IS.
Oregon Water Power Company sued because
It denied exit to visitors at the Oaks.
Page 3.
Hunt resigns and Grltamacher la acting
Chief of Police. Page 21.
Temperature reaches US degrees, the high
est of the season. I'age 21.
Trail will not open Sunday. Page 11.
Featurea and Departments.
Editorial. Page 6.
Classified advertisements. Pages 19-23.
Llshter aide of a lawyer's life. Page 39.
Watched Ner Perces Indians In war paint.
Page 3S.
John Vance Cheney, poet. Page 45.
Shades of the Fathers. Tage 43.
How men we read about take their relax
ation. Page 40.
Raffles. Page 47.
Humor from Life. Page 41.
Social. Pages 26-27.
Dramatic Page 2S.
Muilcat Page 29.
Household and fashions. Pages 42-43.
Youth's department. Page 4fi,
Sell Back Stocks and Bonds to
Its Frenzied Financiers, .
He Says.
He Says Ballots Cannot Bent Fren
zied Finance, Roosevelt Is Brave
but Powerless, Public Own
ership Wlll-o'-thc-Wlsp.
FOREST PARK. Ottawa. Kan., July 8.
(Special.) A heavy rainstorm that fell
with terrific force upon the roof of the
Ottawa Chautauqua Assembly tabernacle
this afternoon drowned out the voice of
Thomas W. Lawson and compelled the
speaker to stop. Fulfilling the promise
made this morning that he would "tell
the story to the West If It takes until
Sunday," Mr. Liiwson declared he would
continue to speak tonight. He had al
ready spoken two hours, ilr. Lawson
stopped when the storm commenced, and
the audience sang "America." It devel
oped later, however, that it would be Im
possible to continue the speech for some
An audience of perhaps 10.005 greeted
Mr. Lawson with wild cheers and the
Chautauqua salute of waving handker
chiefs when he appeared on the platform
at 2 o'clock. Mr. Lawson was Introduced
by Mr. Rldgcway, the publisher of Every
body's Magazine, who declared that Mr.
Lawson had been raised up by God to
save the people from their present condi
tion. Mr. Ridgeway condemned the United
States Senate in the most scathing terms
as the "foulest sore on the body politic."
Mr. Iawson had difficulty In making
himself heard at times, but his remarks
were repeatedly app!tuded.
Almost Too Hoarse to Talk.
When he resumed at S o'clock tonight,
he could scarcely speak above a whisper,
so hoarse was he from the strain upon
his voice. The park, building was again
filled with aa audience of several thou
sand. Mr. Lawson managed to
make himself heard, and continued speak
ing: until nearly 10 o'clock. He snid that
he would spend Sundny here and rest
irom "the Strain of the trip and speech
making. He 'would, he said, attend the
religious services of the assembly tomor
row. Mr. Iiwson reached Ottawa at 11
o'clock this morning, and was entertained
by one of the citizens of Ottawa at a din
ner party.
Mr. Lawson began by saying:
I have come to Kansas on a slmpte mis
sion to point out to you that the American
people are being robbed, by whom. how. and
what the consequences will be If the robbery
Is not stayed and an example made of the
Mr. Lawson discussed at length the
evils of the "system" and continued:
What are you going to do about It? You
know that the economic condition which al
lows the few to possess all and the many are
left with nothing mut be ended. If It Is
not. saery P the alternative. How Shall
it be ended? By your ballots? What am
ballots against dollars, and the "system"
has unlimited dollars. With $3,000,000 I saw
Rogers rob the able, fearless, honest, but all-wrong-on-;he-money-questSon
William Jen
nings Bryan out of the Presidency of the
I'nlted States In 1S90. Do you Imagine ha
would shrink from repeating the operation
In 100S If he feared that the man you nomi
nated would upset his control?
Booscvelt Brave but Powerless.
Today at the helm of your affairs Is an
able ami fearless Ameriean, bold to con
ceive and strong to execute. To all of you
he Is a hero, and you uphold his course
wherever he scs fit to go. President Rooje
velt knows It. and today no man In the
country is more keenly aware of the neces
sity of curbing the corporate despotism un
der which we live but what con President
Roosevelt de? I hate to say It. but he Is
as heplM In the "system's" net as a bull
In a balloon. Like Gulliver in Ltlltputla. he
Is bound by 1000 threads Congress, the
Senate, the party's Interests, and gratitude,
and all the Intangible Influences which the
great money power can weave around any
Individual. Hm brave and quick the Pres
ident Is to do! wrong is called to his at
tention, n law must needs be passed the
rebate evil must be curbed, and he sends
messages to Congress demanding Instant ac
tion. What happens? Congress temporlres;
the Senate snubs him. and the "system"
Relief was not to be looked for from
the courts, Mr. Lawson said, because the
great corporations "Db not hesitate to
suborn perjury, bribe juries and pny
Judges for favorable decisions." Munici
pal ownership Mr. Lawson dismissed as
a "will-o'-the-wisp," and he continued:
Sell Back to the System.
The surest, safest and most natural pro
cess of restitution Is the application of the
"system's" own methods to the "system."
The first step is for the American people
to divorce themselves from the "system"
and sell every share of stock and every bond
they hold back to the frenzied financiers at
present Inflated prices. Take the money thua
realized and place It In banks and trust com
panies, or. better still. In Government, state
and municipal bonds.
This, Mr. Lawson said, would cause a
collapse of the "system" which would be
obliged to throw over the stocks and
bonds It carried. These stocks and bonds,
the people could purchase, and having
only to pay Interest on their real values,
could reduce rates of fare and freight
and prices generally, and the revolution
would then be complete.
Olmstcnd Succeeds Holmes.
WASHINGTON. July S. Victor H.
Olmstcad has been appointed assistant
statistician of the Department of Agri
culture to succeed Edwin S. Holmes, who
was ordered removed today by Secretary
Wilson. Mr. Olmstead has for some time
past held the position of chief of the di
vision of domestic crop reports In tho
bureau of statistics, and was also Tor-.
merly assistant statistician of the department-
He was assistant director of the
census of Cuba and the Philippines.
Iawson's Itinerary In "West.
KANSAS CITY. July S. (Special.)
From Ottawa. Thomas W. Lawson will
take a short trip through the oil fields,
returning to Kansas City Sunday evening
or Monday. He will leave Kansas City
Monday, afternoon at 5:20 o'clock, for
Amesbury. Neb., where he stays until he
starts for Omaha the night of July 11.
He will arrive In that city at 4:30 Wednes
day morning, and will leave for Missouri
Valley, Iowa, at S:43 A. M. Wednesday
will be spent in Missouri Valley, and
Thursday and Friday In St. Paul. He
will leave St. Paul July 14 for Boston,
where, after spending a few hours In Chi
cago, he will arrive July 16.
Roosevelt Has a Delayed Fireworks
OYSTER BAY, July S. (Special.) This
was the Fourth of July on Sagamore Hill.
The blaze of light tonight from the set
pieces, the Roman candles, the rockets
and the plnwheels would have convinced
any stranger of this fact, had they heard
the firecrackers punctuating the shouts
and laughter of all the children, little and
big. The celebration was postponed from
the regular Fourth on account of the
death of Secretary Hay and the absence
of President .Roosevelt. Tonight's good
time more than made up for the delay,
all the children declared. Mrs. Roosevelt
berved lee cream and cake on the lawn
nnd the President bore his share of tho
tssk of entertaining by his successful
manipulation of rockets and Roman can
dles. An expert from one of the big New
York fireworks firms was in charge.
About 100 of the neighbors, relatives and
friends participated In the delayed cele
bration. Before the fireworks party this evening
the President entertained at dinner Right
Rev. A. W". Knight, Bishop of Cuba, and
Rev. H. II. Washburn, pastor of Christ
Church, Oyster Bay, the house of worship
attended by the Roosevelt family. Bishop
Knight will preach the sermon In Christ
Church tomorrow morning.
Chicago Express Companies Incor
porate Xcw Company.
CHICAGO. July 8. A new move on
tho part of the local express companies
to avoid sprend of the teamsters strike,
and at the same time to escape violat
ing the injunction restraining them
from refusing- to make dellvuries to
strike-bound houses, materialized In
the Incorporation of the Chicago Cart
age Company at Springfield today. This
company will be employed for the de
livery of express matter by the en
Joined express companies to the strike
bound concerns in the city, nnd non
union mn are to be employed. This
will leave the union men at work on
all other classes of deliveries.
It remains to be seen, however, what
action the union men will take In re
gard to the new movement.
The strike leaders claim to have
enough monty In hand today to pay all
strike benefits now due, and President
Shea said the new system of enforced
collections from delinquents is working-
Old Allison Family Stirred by Sen
sation at Suit.
PHILADELPHIA. July 8. (Special.)
Scandal has torn apart the famous old
Allison family. The people involved are
cousins, and the charge Is the most se
rious that one man can bring against an
other. Bt-fore Squire Brooks, of Ardmore.
today. John V Allison, of Overbrook. head
of the contracting and engineering firm
of John C. Allison & Co.. arraigned his
wife. Mrs. Irene B. Allison, who lives at
Haverford. upon the charge of marital In
fidelity. His cousin. William C. Allison,
was arraigned as her associate.
Every effort was made to keep the hear
ing secret. Xo testimony was taken, as
the attorney for the defendants waived
appenrance. The defendants were held in
I10CO ball for trial at Xorristown. Mrs.
Allison is young and pretty. She and her
cousin took turns In glaring at her hus
band during the hearing In the Squire's
office. The husband sat with head low
Foreign Press Warm In Support of
Elilitt Hoot.
LONDON, July S. (Special.) European
comment upon the accession of Ellhu
Root to the first post In the gift of Pres
ident Roosevelt is uniformly congratulat
ed. The deep regret all the world felt
at the passing of Mr. Hay. sayy the
Temps, "could not be diminished by any
reflection, but all nations will feel thnt
hip successor is worthy of the high tradi
tions associated with the office of Ameri
can Secretary of State."
In the opinion oC the London Morning
Post. Mr. Roosevelt has exceptional need
of the best advisers1 procurable at a mo
ment when his unexampled success In get
ting the Russian, and Japanese peace ne
gotiation! under way Is likely to prompt
other disputants In Europe now on the
brink of war. or marching toward it. to
refer their differences to Washington's
friendly suggestions.
Folk Jlay Have Special Office Cre
ated for Purpose.
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. July S.-(Spe-cfal.)
Governor Folk will give St. Louis
County one more ehance to keep the lid
from leak'ng. and l- Sheriff Herpel falls
to take advantage of the offer tomorrow
the Governor will call a special session
of the Legislature to take action.
This information was snt to Herpel by
the Governor tonight. Folk's method of
seeing that the l.-.w Is enforced Is to have
the Legislature create the office of Excise
Commissioner for St. Louis County. He
will have the appointment of the Com
missioner, and will choose a man who will
do as he wants.
Bad River Drowns Three.
PIERRE. S. D.. July S. New3 reached
here tonight of three more fatalities from
the Bad River flood, the deaths occurring
at the Rlfenberg ranch. The victims were
Percy Rlfenberg, Edward Cook and Fred
Russia Will-ForceTheir
Potemkin's Crew Gives Up
Warship at Kustenji.
Russia Wants Honmanla to BrealC
Word and Give Them Up Jiaval
Battalions Mutiny Riots t
in Many Cities,
ODESSA, July 8. Vice-Admiral
Chouknln. when informed, or tho sur
render of tho Knlaz Potemkln, dis
patched two -warships and alx torjwdo
boats tb Kustenji to take over the
ST. PETERSBURG, July 8. 7:50 T.
M.) The Admiralty late this afternoon
was Informed of the surrender of tha
Knlaz Potemkln to tho Roumanian, au
thorities at Kustenji, but the officials
here have no details of the arrangements
made between the Roumanian govern
ment and the mutineers. No diplomatic
steps have been taken, but the Foreign
Office undoubtedly will make the strong
est representations against the mutineers
beins treated as simple deserters and
will demand their surrender to answer
not only for mutiny but also for the mur
der of their officers, the bombardment oC
Odessa and incitement to a. revolution.
The vainglorious proclamation issued!
by the mutineers at Odessa will also
weigh heavily against them. Their crime
Is considered the most odious by all na
tions, and it Is thought to be imperative
that the strongest Justice be meted out
to the ringleaders as an example to the
fleets of Russia and the whole world.
Kruger to Take Ship Back.
Rear-Admiral Kruger's squadron, so
scon as it can be found, will be ordered
to proceed to Kustenji to take over the
battleship and place a crew on board.
There Is a strong sentiment manifesting
Itself here in favor of wiping the name
of Knlaz Potemkln from the navy regis
ter and giving the ship a new name.
The situation in the Caucasus is so bad
that the authorities there dare not pub
lish an oillclal account of the naval
mutiny and the events at Odessa. There
are disorders at Tlflls, and the govern
ment Is taking measures to distribute
arms and ammunition among the Russian
population of the Caucasus.
Rioting in Many Cities.
At Kieff. a noncommissioned officer has
been tried by court-martial and sent to
prison for dissemination of revolutionary
literature among the soldiers.
Much anti-Semitic rioting has occurred
in the district around Nizi Novgorod. The
working classes have also been attacked.
The police of Markarleff are powerless
to stop the excesses there. The town
was given over to the mob for several
Czar Pleases Liberals.
The publication of .the Emperor's reply
to the reactionary deputation. In which
His Majesty addressed the delegates as
"gentlemen and brothers," has created a
favorable impression even among the
Liberals, as it is noticed that the Em
peror reiterated his promise to summon
an assembly without discussing the depu
tation's suggestions looking to a more
restricted body than outlined in the
Boullgan project, and also that Hla
Majesty failed to comment on their ad
vocacy of a continuance of the war.
Crew Will Go to Roumanian Fron
tier and Be Liberated.
KUSTENJI, Roumanla. July 8. The
mutinous crewa of the Knlaz Potemkln
and her consort, the rebel torpedo-boat,
have surrendered to the Roumanian au
thorities, have been landed, and are now
being dispatched in small parties to dif
ferent places in Roumanla.
The mutineers wanted to take off the
treasure which was on board the Knlaz
Potemkln. but the authorities declined to
The Russians will gradually be con
veyed to any frontier they may select
and will then be liberated, the local offi
cial! having given an understanding to
this effect.
The Roumanian flag, as well as the
Russian, has been hoisted over the Rus
sian war vessels, so as to prevent any
attack on them in Roumanian waters by
the vessels of the Russian squadron which
are reported to be in pursuit of the
The mutineers offered to surrender as
deserters, and the Roumanian authorities
demanded the breech-locks of the battle
ship's guns as a pledge of good faith. The
mutineers offered to prewnt the battleship
to the Roumanian government, as they
declare they are anxious that she
should not be handed over to Russia.
The Knlaz Potemkln arrived here to
day, accompanied by a torpedoboat.
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