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SHOWS NO FRVDR
TO UNO SWINDLER
Washington Court Dismisses
Benson's Demurrer. With
SEEKS ESCAPE BY QUIBBLE
Indictment oa Charge of Bribing
Stands, Government Employe
Being Baund to Keep Of-
bills -prill kc instrumental in inducing
the rivers -aixl barbers coeHBltei -nest.
Winter to make generous provision lor
AGREE TO OPEN SOUTH 1IALF
Indians at Xast Willing to Sell Col-
OREGONLVN NEW3 BUREAU." "Wash
ington, Dec 30. Representative Janes was
iiugrairo si vae laicnsr xwpsrusieni mux
the Secretary had received official udvices
that Inspector McLaujchlln himaJ &tv
agreement with the Cblvilla Indians with
reference to the opening o the south half
of the reservation-
AND FIND POLE
Assignment Accepted by Wal
ter Wellman and San-tos-Dumont.
FIRST TRLVL NEXT JANUARY,
Cruiser. Washington Will Be Among
Swiftest In Xavy.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
ington, Dec 39. The armored cruiser
"Washington will havo her first trial' trip
off the New England coast some tima in
January, "Under tho contract, sh2 Is cx-
pectea to develop a speed or at least 72
knots, being- designed as one of the speed
iest vessels In tho Navy.
Wellman Says Gasoline .Motors Will
Carry Ills Ship on Round Trip
In 100'Hours Dally Wlrc
" less. Bulletins.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
lncton, Dec 30. Parties to land frauds
need expect no more consideration In the
courts of the District of Columbia than
has been accorded them In the Federal
Court of Oregon, as evidenced by -the
overruling today of the demurrer of John
A. Bcnron to the Indictment charging him
with bribery In connection with the Ore
gon and California frauds. His demurrer
was ono of those purely technical moves
made with a view to escaping trial, but
tho arguments of his attorney? were met
br tho counter-arguments of Francis J.
Hcncv wcdal assistant to tho Attorney
General which were Instrumental In
bringing forth today's action.
Justice "Wright, of Criminal Court No. 1.
who today overruled Benson s demurrer.
some rather Dlaln language in slat
Ing the position of the court and if thte
same spirit Is manifest wncn .Benson,
Hyde. DImond and the other parties to
the San Francisco land-ring frauds are
brought to trial they will be compelled to
face the facts and not be allowed to slid
out on technical grounds.
Quibbles Swept Away.
Benson, according to his Indictment,
bribed U. D. Harlan, a clerk in the Gen
eral Land Office, to furnish him Inside
Information which would enable the Ben
son-Hyde ring successfully to deal In
timber lands and lieu lands In Southern
Oregon and Northern California. In de
murrlng. Benson -alleged that he paid the
money to Harlan at a time when no re
ports" of tocclnl agents -were on file in tne
departments that Is, reports which Dore
on his own Illegal transactions, irom
ahlrh he areucs that Harlan was not
under any obligation to the Government
to Drescrve secrecy regarding matters
which would eventually be covered" by
those reports. ' -r
The court, however, holds .thatf Har
lan, being ah employe of the GovcrnnYthW
was obliged to treat all official 1pf3-1
matlon as confidential and was notfxt- lib
erty to furnish any Information whatever
about the business of his office tp Ben
son or any one else.
The defense also contended that the In
dictment contained no allegation of facts
showing that It would be a violation of
duty for Harlan or Valk (another clerk
In the grasp of the ring) to reveal the
contents of the report, but the. court
holds that "It was the duty of Harlan not
to allow the contents of such reports to
be In any manner revealed to any persons
charged with such violations."
Rebuked for Jlalr-Splltllns.
Speaking sharply of Benson's attempt
to bandy words and split hairs, the court
condemns efforts to evade the real Issue,
"The indictment sets out at least that
Ben&on was suspected of defrauding the
United States of public landV: that a spe
cial agent of the Government had been
ordered to Investigate the matter and re
port to the appropriate department for
th ouroose of criminal prosecution. It
was the official function of the chief of
division of that department to consider
the report when It was filed. " Now, upon
this hypothesis of fact. It became xhe
duty of that chief to keep reports secret
Trial of Representative Will Begin
Within Month In Capital.
WASHINGTON. Dec 30. Rcpresent-
ctlvc Blnger Hermann, of Oregon, -who
is under Indictment in connection wun
Oresron land frauds. Is expected to ar
rive in "Washington late today or early
tomorrow, xoid the interior .uepart
ment officials are of the opinion that
his trial will be begun within 30 days.
The two- Government witnesses.
Puter and HcKInley, also under In
dletment. but promised immunity If
thev would turn Government's evl
dence. will be here for the trlaL It Is
si-ten that these witnesses have not
dls&nneared so far as the Government
la concerned, but it Is admitted that
thev "have evaded the authorities of
Orec-on. wnere they are wanted for
violation of state Jaws.
The Interior Department has oeen
advised that Representative Hermann
will eek to avoid trial on the ground
that he Is a member or congress and
ot amenable for trial, during such ser
vlee. hut the department nas no ooudi
of Its ability to bring about a speedy
BILLS FOR OREGON HARBORS
Faiton and Gearln Will Bring Their
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, "Wash
ington. Dec 39. Senators i-Tinon ana
narin have decided to Introduce bills.
when Congrees convene?, authorizing ap
propriations for all Important rivers and
harbors of Oregon, shaping the amounts
by the recommendations and estimates of
the Army engineers. Tne ouis nave not
vet been drawn, and the amount of the
respective appropriations has not been de
cide, but the was wiu pro viae lor e
Improvement e-f Caes Bay. Tillamook har
bor. Taquln Bay. Sasiaw River, tfce con
tinuation e-f work on Tne XMiies-ceuie ca
nal, the Upper Willamette and "Lower Wil
lamette, and. the Cetaabia. below Fort
land. The menth of the Columbia has al
ready bee under consideration, and it
will continue to receive first ceseidera-
There is little pcespect that these vari
ous MHs wHl receive favprabte ec-nrlder-atte
uetit another river and barbae bill
Is prepared. c by introducing then at
iMs time tne Orecrni Saaators not only
wilt attract attention to the rarteuH proj
ects, t -rtalb prepare tne way ior ap-prap-lartwiSuWhen
a seneral Mtt is framed.
r if WUiT-rHt i" ahr ior 4t1-
1 imAt wrpprmUoaa, and reppcte Umpc.
MI00 ON HIS DIGNITY
OBJECTS TO M'CLEH.AN"'S SUMMARY
ACTION. . .
Mayer Should Have Made Open aad
Manly Reqnet foe Reslgna-
ties, He Say.
NEW YORK, Dec 3X Police Commis
sioner McAdoo tonight made public his
letter to Mayor McCIellan. presenting his
resignation, to take effect tomorrow. Mr.
McAdoo -sta'tcs- that his resignation was
requested by the Mayor, but says such a
request would not have been necessary
had the (Mayor's wishes been even" Inti
mated to him. He declares the Mayor
had no cause whatever for keeping him
In studied Ignorance of his intentions, and
'The unusual circumstances under
which I accepted this trust and our per
sonal relations demanded that you should
so state to me In that candid and honor
able way which prevails among gentle
In his letter. Mr. McAdoo quotes a let
ter which he addressed to the Mayor in
October last, calling his attention to a
newspaper Interview attributed to the
Mayor. In which certain police officials
were criticized. Mr. McAdoo told tne
Mayor that 'without the support of the
City's head? he could not consent to re
main In .the police department, in ti
Mayor's reply to. this letter, dated Octo
ber 3. he wrote to Mr. mcuoo:
"I am Indeed sorry that my auction of.
yesterday should have awakened In your
mind even the sligntest. suspicion inai you
and your administration did not have my
fullest confidence." The "Mayor con
cluded: . .
'Wlth undiminished -faith In you nnd
vour administration and with assurances
of my personal tes tee m, ' etc
Alter gmng mis corresponucne. in mn.
Jlr. -McAdoo concludes ms letter or resig
paflpp as follows:
If a vacancr was desired to be created.
KAtlia have been consulted with; If we have
differed as to a question or poller. It shouia
have beea a manly and honest onr, from
which we could have parted as friends; It It
related to my personal conduct or that ot
thoe under rne. I should at least nave oeen
zlven a hearinr If you believed that my
continuance in this offlce was an advantage
to the public, you owed It to them and to
me to sav so ana at least -Rive me ina
opportunity of refuslnj; in this cDnnectlon.
any further honors, or, even it. you were
convinced to the contrary, the unusual cir
cumstances under, .which 1 accepted this
trust and our personal relations demanded
that you should so state to me In '.hat can
did and honoraole war wnicn prevaiw
BINGHAM AVILL ENFORCE. IAW
No Politic?, bat Only Good Govern
ment Ills Policy.
NEW YORK. Dec. 3X General Theo.
dore A. Bingham, who soon win assume
control of New Tork's Police uepartmenu
today outlined the policy he purposes to
follow. In his new position.
I intend to Junlp into the job ana ao
my level best." he said. "I Intend to try
to get the confldcncc oi tne peopie ana
keep It- I suppose there are plenty ot
knockers, but I don t care. I am abso
lutely Independent and will try to do good
work. We need good government, ana
that Is what I am going to try to give.
General Bingham says that ne does not
Intend to use the orace as a stepping
stone to anything else. 'It Is a man:
lob." he said, "and If a man is successful,
It ought to be cnougn to Keep mm dusj-
the rest of his life"
Ho said that he was able to outline his
policy only In this general way. because
he was not familiar witn any ot tn ae-
tails of the offlce He never had visited
police headquartcrp and was not sure he
could find it without a guide, it is nis
intention to take things as they " come
and. If reforms are needed, he says, they
will be instituted.
"It's the blrcest Job I ever was tip
against." said tie new Commissioner. "It
presents difficulties that are almost isu
perhuman. The Police Department must
be an executive department, and. wnen
assume the office, I will a Imply try to
carry out the law as it Is on the statute
books. I have a reasonable hope of sue
ceedlnjr. I am not going In with the pur
pose of making any record;. I am simply
going to do my duty as I see It. As yet
I have no opinions about tne joo, out
hope I have tho backbone.
"There will always be a certain amount
of vice In & community. But I am going
to enforce the laws that regulate vice.
and enforce them without regard to any
body. I am absolutely independent,
took the place to help my old friend Mac
out. I know If I do good work It win help
the McCIellan. administration, and I'm go
ing to work as hard as I know how.
"I have accepted the Mayor's offer; be
cause I believe that honest municipal gov
eminent is the axis upon which the wel
fare of the whole country revolves.
know George B. McCIellan alms to give
New York the best municipal government
In the world, and I want to Kelp him as
an American citizen and his friend.
"I have no polities and no military hob
by to ride. Military rale J&velves muck
common sexwe la the matter of discipline.
In that It Is lust as valoabie and lost as
desirable In the police department as la
the "ftirectlon of employes by any great
"My study ot police history here has
shown taat Its chief labors under one serl
ews 41T Seal ty in. not having the power e
resMval with lees reatrictlpa aad more In
dependence tne courts than fe at pres-'
eK the cae. Z
My aim akaK be to Had men Jn or out
side of tne department who understand :K.
and in whom I can place Intt trusty I
bare no ax to jrriod.Tio frienns. taf tfward.
nn.rivnla Wnteente. na anemias tnepnufajb
tln-p-jrraa efcTv -L pai -r 'tba
it a snumn nij. wwmrnw tiwfr
OR CHICAGO NEWSPAPER
tablished at Spitsbergen and at Hammer
test, Norway, .600 hundred' miles distant.
Further than this, a wireless equipment
will be carried In our airship, and. it will
be our effort to send- frequent and, if pos
sible, daily dispatches to the outside
world throughout all the time the expe
dition is in the- Arctic regions, even from.
the Pole itself, should we be successful
In reaching It."
CHlCAGO. Dec CO. "Build an airship;
go ITnd the North Pole and report oy
Irclcss- telegraph and submarine cable
the .progress of your efforts."
This was the startling assignment given
few days ago to "Walter Wellman-.
Washington correspondent of the Chi
cago Record-Herald, by Frank B. Noyes.
cdltor-In-chlef of the paper, and tho com
mission has been accepted by Mr. "Well
man.. As an .assistant on .this daring ex
pedition. Mr. Wellman will have the ser-
Iccs of Santos-Dumont. of Paris, who
ill have charge of the construction of
the airship and will act as Aeronautic
director and pilot of the ship on Its voy
age toward the North Pole.
The airship, the order for which has
been given, will be built by Louis God
dard. ot Paris, under the supervision of
M. Santos-Dumont and will be completed
by the end of next April. No definite"
date hns as yet been decided upon when
the explorers- wiU start, but it is under-
tood overythtng will be In readiness to
get away next July or early in August.
After completion, the airship will have
several trials In or about Paris, and in
JUne all the paraphernalia for the jour
ney will be assembled In Spltzbergen.
where the explorers will await a favorable
opportunity for the dash to the Pole.
which, according to Mr. Wellman. should
the expedition meet with a good run of
luck, should be reached In less than a
Studied Problems for Tears.
In announcing his acceptance' tonight
of the proposed expedition, Mr. Wellman
'If I did, npt believe that the chances
of success were greater than those of
failure, I should not accept the commis
sion. , Mr. Noyes acted upon no sudden
whlm"6r impulse when he" gave me the
order -to try -to locate the much-sought
North Pole, as he had' with him a report
which 1 submitted to him as the outcome
ot two visits to the inner Polar regions,
pf years ot study. of tho problem of the
Pole ot many months of special Investi
gation of airship construction and naviga
tion, the wind and climatic conditions U
be encountered and all the multitudinous
mechanical and meteorological factors In
volved. In this Investigation scores of
eminent experts and specialists were con
sulted, voluminous technical reports were
received and finally a complete, symmet
rical and at least promising project was
evolved by me as representing a seem
Ingly practicable combination ot the lat
est development of many of the arts for
accomplishing the result in view.
Tlicrc and Back In 100 Hours.
"The problem of reaching the Pole by
means of an airship does not require high
speed, and, the present rate ot the art ot
aerial navigation by gas-bubyed and mo
tor-driven, ships Is ample for that pur
pose. .From an easily reached base of
operations In Northern Spltzbergen we
have but 530 geographical miles to go to
the Pole and a like distance for the re
turn voyage. It we take the whole at
1300 miles. It means but 1C0 hours of mo
toring at 12 miles an hour. Santos-Du
mont has repeatedly made from 19 to 23
miles an hour with small airships equip
ped with relatively small motors.
'The airship In which We purpose to
attain the North Pole will be the largest
practicable airship ever built. It will bo
1SS feet long and Its greatest diameter will
be 49 feet. Its surface will measure 23,000
square feet and Its volume will be 226.000
cubic feet. Inflated with hydrogne. It will
have a. total ascensional force of 15.300
pounds. Seven thousand pounds will be
the weight of the ship, and its equipment
complete. leaving 8000 pounds for cargo.
The ship will be provided with three mo
tors, with a combined energy of 70-horse-powcr.
If the winds hinder no more than
they help, and there are no delays, this
ship can motor from North Spltzbergen to
tho Pole In -ia hours.
Can Stay In Airship a Month.
The airship will have an endurance
capacity In buoyancy sufficient to enable
it-to remain 25 or 30 days in the air. It
will carry 5500 pounds of gasoline, and its
dlstanco capacity during calm weather
will be 13 miles more than equal to the
distance from Spltzbergen straight across
the Pole and the. whole Arctic Ocean to
Alaska. As our airship will be construct
ed, "It will be able to make headway
against two-thirds ot all the winds that
blow, even though squarely adverse, and
It Is part of our project to motor only
with favorable winds and to anchor our
sblp to tho Ice and 'He to' in all unfavor
able winds of a velocity exceeding one-
half the normal speed of our craft. The
ship will be equipped for safe anchorage
in- the highest, winds ever known In the
Arctic regions. In fact, the ship will be
subject to the- will and hand of the navi
gator. Just like a steamship upon the
"Besides the 6300 pounds ot fuel men
tioned, tho ship will carry also five men
a comfortable- car to live in (which is- also
a boat In case. of need), food supplies for
75 days; sledges to draw them over the
Ice. and. In fact, a completely organized
and equipped sledging party ready at-any
moment, should it te necessary to aban
don the airship and take to the ice
"If at the worst the ship-carries us only
to the vicinity of the Pole, or only two-
thirds of -the way to It, we have an al
ternatlve method of travel by which we
may reasonably hope to complete our
task and make onr return to land in
Hold. Themselves to Earth.
TELL TALES OF. HORROR
Russian Refugees Relate Stories of
Massacre and Blood.
NEW YORK. Dec. 20: Stories of hor
rors so revolting as to be almost beyond
belief arc told" by many of the 1000 Rus
sian refugees .who arrived hero Friday on
tho Hamburg-American steamer GraC
Waldersce. Although coming from wide
ly separated parts ot'the Busslan empirct
the stories of 11 of them were markedly
similar. Torture an'd. death In their mosc
revolting forms were witnessed. Children:
were snatched from tholr mothers and.
their llttlp bodies rent and torn. Moth
ers and fathers were struck down in the
midst ot their families.
One little girl, R03 RoscnskI, a child ot
9 years, came over with her brother
Isaao, about the same age. These two
children are the remains ot a family of
ten persons, the other eight having been
killed by the Cossacks in Moscow.
Hirsch Sledlitz, who was a storekeeper
in KIcff, told of his flight from that city
after n massacre ot Jews in the market
square. He said:
"At midday on a Friday, three weeks
ago, a bugle- sounded two blocks distant.
A second, third and fourth bugle an
swered the first, and next came a clatter
of hundreds of horses hoofs and the Cos
sacks rode pell mell through the streets
leading to the market place and tell upon
the market men and the women and
"I was In the market place at th,c time.
I don't know how I escaped. The women
wore on their breast3 tiny red rosettes,
the emblem of the revolutionary party,
and these were selected as targets for
the lances held by the Cossacks. The
lances seldom missed their mark. The
women and children were kicked, shot
down and trampled upon. Everywhere
was blood. Dead children were used as
clubs for women suspected by the Cos
sacks as being the mothers ot those chil
dren. Thousands of corpses were gath-
red up after the carnage.
"At no time will our airship be out of
touch with the surface of the earth.
rntde-rape. se-caHed, but m our case a
snetfe. tapering Hne of steel, is to drag
its Jawerend. oyer tne ice to keep the
sblp at i a fairly stable- height, )f te
fet, tb ailKtMe mosc mvorante. to wire
ew teUgrsptay, and- maintain nnder ordt
nary etn-Btwna tne vertical staptnty
-i r'Wlr-iww telmjtnjjt aUo- JrtU be tm
RESIDENT HAS GOOD REST
Roosevelt Family Spends Flye Days
in Blue Ridge Mountains.
CHARLOTTE. Vt.. Dec. S0.-(SpeciaI.-
President Roosevelt's outing with his wife
and children at Pine Knob, the farm 17
miles from here, will comp to a close to
morrow afternoon and the night will find.
them back In the White House at Wash
ington. Surgeon-General Rlxey, who went
to Pine Knob on Thursday last, returned
Washington tonight- Theodore. Jr..
and Miss Ethel returned yesterday, and
there is only the President, Mrs. Roose-
elt, Kermet and Arcnic. tne younger
boys. Mr. Latta.the president's personal
stenographer, and Secret. Service Operator
Sloan, who went to the. Treslaent last
nlctit with a lot of letters, returned today.
Mr. Latta says that every one wa3 wclL
and all were enjoying the Ave days ot
rest and outdoor life immensely. Th3
President has taken a great delight in
exercising his boys in the handling of
their lines, and while there has Deen no
organized hunting party for wild turkeys.
which abound in the foothills ot the Blue
Ridge Mountains, where the Roosevelt
farm lies, he bas been tramping- the woods
with them and has shown them how to
brinf- down several wild turkeys and stop
rabbit with a well-directed snot. Mrs.
Roosevelt has enjdyed the quiet and rest
she ha? had as much as" the President.
She has walked In .the woods with the
boys on several occasions, and then again
has taken, rests in long drives. Both re
turn to Washington to enter upon the
hard social and official season that be
gins In earnest Monday, when the Presi
dent and his wife will hold open house
and the former will shake the hands of
at least 10,000 people.
Tomorrow morning the President, his
wife and two boys will attend service at
Christ Church, the Episcopal house Of
worship about a mile from the farm.
NEW TRIO SCARES PAPA
When Mamma Presents Triplets tho
Proud Father Vanishes.
CHICAGO. Dec. 30. (Special.) Seven
teen pounds of babies, divided, as Caesar
divided "all Gaul" Into three parts-
formed the unique gift with which Mrs.
Yctta "Vosbrand prepared to present her
husband on Christmas, but that Individ
ual did not wait around to receive his
lovinsr wife's offering. Two sets of
twins already called him "papa." and he
promptly vanished. The first mltc- of
humanity weighed 7 pounds, including its
lungs. The second bore the scales down
to the extent of five pounds and jo
ounces. It, too, was equipped with a. full
cet of vocal instruments. The tbfrd and
last bundle when opened displayed a
midget calliope of the weight of- four
pounds and six ounces. All three, it was
discovered, were girls. Mrs. Vosbrand,
to whom Chicago owes Its salvation from
falling under the stigma of being "trip-
letless" for 1S06, has served her country
well, according to the standard set by
President Roosevelt. Counting- the .Christ
mas eve triplets she now has eight chil
Dollars Fill Three Cars.
NEW YORK. Dec 30. (Special.) Tho
sight ot 11 men with Winchester rifles
and Colt revolvers standing beside three
freight cars in the Lackawanna .freight
depot at Hoboken. N. J., started Inquiries
today which developed the fact that the
cars were filled with over 60,000 pounds
of Mexican silver dollars which the
United States Express Company had
shipped from.Xaredo, Tex. The silver
will be reshipped, tomorrow to London.
The three, cars and. their guard arrived
in Hoboken yesterday. .Flye men were on
the outside constantly patrolling, while
six men were inside- One of the guards
said the money was ultimately to go to
Japan, where Mexican silver Is largely
Will Teach Bricklaying.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Dec. . (Special.).
The mason contractors ot the Builders
Exchange will open a bricklaying school
Tuesday In a. warehouse with a class ot
50 pupils. The builders hope In this hm
ner to combat union labor successfully'
and end all labor troubles." The faculty
will be composed of experienced briek
layers. who will devote all their time-to-
Instruction. - -
Shipbuilding Plant Destroy. -,-
BAY CITY, Mich., Dec . The enktrn
plant ot tne American Shipbuilding Com
pany In this city was. destroyed y Urn
tpoight. entailing a- lees of over P3pWw.
Th -nre started, .at 11. in the (prune;
sHop.- am ckJv spread ' to other