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ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 1904.
Evidence to Be Adduced at Port
land Trial Will Involve High
Richards Will Bring Proof That
Hermann Passed Upon Fraud
, ulent Entries.
RACY TESTIMONY FOR TODAY
Business and Soolal Relation of D
fondante In Famous Cat Will
Bt Mad Plain by tha Wit
Portland, Nov. 25. When th land
fraud case opened thla morning A. W.
Ilarber, who testified that ha had sur
veyed certain of the grant no
claimed by the accused persons and
had discovered no evidence ot real
dene or Improvement, aa aworn to In
th "proving paper." waa recalled and
repeated hit testimony. Cros-xaml
ration (ailed to ahak him. Other
wltneaae followed In corroborative
evidence, Wltneaa Edward Hobwn be
gan to talk of Marie War, of Puter and
of McKlnley and their bualneaa rela
tlona. Counael for th defna began
to object two at a time. In th midst
of It 'ail Judg Bellinger adjourned
court to give counael time to prepare
on their object lona and left the jury
and audience charged with an intense
anticipation that will pack the room to
morrow. -: "
The line of proaerutlon haa changed.
Th old dry atory of geography that
bad taken all of a week In telling haa
given way to the atory of the bualneaa
and other relation of th defendants,
and antn atartllng tnlea are looked
for at tomorrow' session. Th past
life of the defendanta. where they bav
been together, what they have
done and what relation each bear to
the other in bualneaa and private life
will be th burden of th testimony
brought out for th knowledge of th
court and Jury.
Th effort ot th defer today waa
directed toward caatlng a cloud of
doubt upon th testimony of Barber
and hi companions, but apparently
little waa accomplished In th way of
breaking down their testimony.
iW.'A. Richards, commlaalonar of the
general land office, la en rout to thla
county from Washing ton to appear aa
a witness. It I desired to prov by
v Richards that C. E. Loomls, formerly
anecliil agent of the government, and
8. II. Ormaby, alao a government ofB
rlttl, were empowered V administer
the oath, the right of which th attor
neys for the defense deny they pos
ai'ssed. Commissioner Richards will report
to Prosecutor Henry. Sensational de
velopments, Involving officials high In:
the counsel! of the government are
looked for. Th Oregonlon la authority
for th statement that Rlcharda will
bring with him documentary evidence1
that Congressman Blnger Hermamv
while commissioner of the general land
office, personally passed .upon, th Al
lege! 'fraudulent entries forming -the
basis of the present prosecution, to
patent. .."."'' ? ' ' !
BRUTALITY OF STUDENTS.
Freshman Came Near Being Electro
I, euted Lege Paralysed. -
Ban' Francisco, Nov. ' 15. The Ex
aminer today tells a story of haslng
practiced by students of the Hopkins
Institute of art, In this city, which in
one case, It la claimed, haa resulted
In serious Injury to the youthful vic
tim. A student named A. T. De Rome
waa, It is said, strapped to a chair
with a metal seat, an Imitation of the
Instrument for electrocution, and an
electric current waa then turned on
the chair. 'As a result, according to
the story, De Rome' body has been
paralysed from the hips downward.
Other cases of mistreatment ot newly
entered students by the upper clasa-
men are narrated In connection with
Initiation ceremonies. . , '-k
The halng of D Rom promises to
result In serious trouble for those who
participated In the affair. Louis De
Home of Oakland, an uncle of the
youth, declares he will cans th ar
rest and criminal prosecution of the
persons who maltreated hla nephew,
Albert D Rom.
Th victim la atlll without full use
of hla lower limbs, which were prac
tically paralysed when he was sub
jected to repeated shocks In the elec
tric cbalr by a number of young men,
who had him completely at their
mercy. ' ' ' .
LOOKINQ TO MARCH 4.
Unusually Large Body of Troops to Be
Washington, Nov, 16. Active prepa
rations have already begun In sntlclpa
tloo of th Inauguration. Th war de
partment la proceeding on information
of th presence in Washington on
March 4 ot a larger body of troops
than has ever attended the Inaugura
tion of a president Th soldiery will
be mad up largely of stats troop,
although many command at eastern
army garrisons will also be detailed
to take part In th military parade.
Th army quartermaster have been
Instructed to have on band In Wash
ington the means of taking car of the
entire Pennsylvania national guard
and representative organisation from
many other atatea for several daya.
Th accommodation of so large a body
of th militia I a serious problem, and
It Is likely that th public buildings
will be used for quartering troops, the
corridors of th tte, war and navy
building being already engaged for the
purpoee of providing shelter for the
Pennsylvania troops. Th wax depart
ment will furnish th tentage, coats
and mattresses wherever such articles
ar required. Some ot the troops will
com with their own outfits for camp
ing, but as th stay of most of them
will be for little more than 24 hours. It
Is likely that the militia will depend on
th government for quarters,
MANY NATIVES MASSACRED.
Siberian Peasant Kill On Thousand
of Kalmuck Tribe.
Bt. Petersburg, Nov. It. An upris
ing Is reported from th province of
Altai, in Siberia, which resulted in a
pitched battle between peasants and
natives of th Kalmuck tribe In which
nearly 1000 ot th latter wer killed,
Th report say th tribesmen went
on a frensled religious chase to which
they were attrred by their high priest
Th authorities feared a wholesale
massacre as th Kalmucks ar on of
th most Intractable of the Siberian
Orders were sent the tribesmen to
cease their fanatical war dances, but
the orders were disregarded and met
with threats. Fearing an open out
break tha government armed the peas
ants and th first sign of an outbreak
was followed by a general attack on
the part of the peasants, who killed.
according" to report, 1000 of the tribes
men before th battle ended and with
but small loss to their own numebrs.
The government ho ordered an in
vestigation, but thla will doubtleas end
In nothing additional, as the known
character ot th natives wss such that
the sympathy ot the people In general
ho, been diverted against them. The
tribesmen In that district have for
yeara been troublesome and murder
oum, but the government policy ot pre
venting peasants from owning Or hav
ing In their possession weapons of any
kind haa hitherto prevented the latter
from 'protecting themselves.
ANOTHER SUSPECT JAILED..
Edward GraboW- Held for Murder .of
Chicago Man,: '
Chicago Nov. 25. The police have
arrested Edward Orabow, a bartender
living at Jpllet, In the belief that he
knows something of the Bate murder.
He admits that he called at th place
where Bate was employed about half
an hour before Bate left there, and
says he knew Bate well.
' Forbes Knock Out Cherry.
Sawlnaw, Nov. 25. Harry Forbes of
Chicago knocked out Joe Cherry of
Saginaw, in the 13th round tonight
Fought to a Draw.
Denver, Nov. 25. Clarence .Forbes
of Chicago and Martin Devaney of
Denver boxed . 10 ' bard rounds to a
JAPANESE ARE PREPARING
FOR DESPERATE ASSAULT
UPON PORT ARTHUR FORTS
What Is Regarded at St. Petersburg as
Bloodiest Operation In History Will
Probably Soon Transpire.
Opinion Is Entertained That Japs Decided Upon Attack When Trip
of Baltic Fleet Becanve an ActualityConfidence Is Expressed
That Stocssel Will Make Gallant Defense Report of
Kuroki's Death Again Current
St. Petersburg, Nov. 25. There is a
lack of news front th front today. The
report that the Japanese ar concen
trating their energies for a desperate
assault upon Port Arthur, In view of
th approach of th Baltic squadron,
la quit generally credited In official
quarters. Such a move has been ex
pected to transpire as soon aa the
Japanese learned that the squadron's
trip was an actuality.
The authorities her are prepared
to hear of terrible reports ot th pro
jected assault While not hasarding
a guess as to whether or not the fort
ress can be carried, they ar confident
that General Stoessel will be able to
make such an attack one of the cost
liest operations In history.
NO SERIOUS FIGHTING YET.
Few Scattering Shots Have Been
Heard Near Mukden.
Mukden, Nov, St. Last night passed
quietly though during Thursday a
few scattering shots were heard along
the front, particularly In a southeaster
Large bands of Chinese bandits are
in th neighborhood of Tie pass, al
though no Japanese officers have been
noticed among them. The army around
Mukden la making dug outs, which are
warm and comfortable, and this Is re
garded as evidence of the Intention to
paas the winter in the present location.
' Skirmishing continues to the south
ward, but there has been no serious
KUROKI'S BODY AT YINKOW.
Report to This Effect Hss Come From
Berlin, Nov. 25. Th Lokal An
tiger's Mukden correspondent tot'
graphs aa follows:
"According to reports brought by
Chinese to Russian headquarters, the
corpse of General Kurokl has arrived
CONDITIONS AT VLADIVOSTOK.
Twenty Stesmere Have Recently Ar
rived There With Coal.
Nagasaki, Nov. 25. A foreigner who
left Vladivostok last Monday says
that during th paat month 20 steam
ers have arrived at Vladivostok, bring
ing coal and sundries. .
' He confirms th reports that the
Russian protected cruiser Bogatlr is
unaerviceable. The armored cruiser
Qromobol haa 25 frames broken and
is badly strained.
The submarine boat from St. Peters
burg has completed several trials satis
factorily. The location ot th harbor defense
mine is uncertain and torpedoboat No.
205 haa been sunk. A German steamer
was damaged by coming In contact
with the mine. . .- -
RTVERS ARE FROZEN OVER.
Low Stag of the Llao Delay Work
St. Petersburg, Nov. 26. A dispatch
from Mukden says that the Hun and
Taltse rivers are frosen over.
The low stage of the water In the
Liao river, the dispatch says, Impedes
th transport of Japanese stores from
Tlnkow and the forwarding of ammu
nition Is delayed by the scarcity of
CRUISERS ORDERED AWAY.
Danish Authorities Would Not Allow
'. 8 lav Shlpa to Coal.
London, Nov. 25. Th cruiser Olon
and Iiumrod . of th second Russian
Baltio fleet, according to th Dally
Mall's correspondent at Copenhagen,
lea Skaw the night of November 24
by order of the Danish authorities
while coaling In Danish waters. The
Russian commander protested, but
finally agreed to leave.
' Jspsn Offers Mild Protest -
London. Nov. 25. Japan, in a friend
ly spirit bus drawn the attention of
Great Britain to the supply of coal fur
nished by British vessels to the Rus
ENGLAND TO TAKE UP CASE.
Prospeet That Greene and Gay nor Will
Washington, Nov. 25. The cases of
Benjamin D. Greene and John F. Gay
nor, who were Implicated with Oberlin
M. Carter in the notorious Savannah
river contract scandals, and who fled
to Canada to get beyond American
jurisdiction, will be taken up by the
privy council of England on Decem
ber 12. : This tribunal corresponds in
dignity and Importance to the United
State supreme court, and It is hoped
to obtain from It a decision which will
place the exiles in the bands of the
United States authorities.
Proceedings for the extradition of
Greene and Gaynor wer begun aa soon
as the Jtmerkan authorities .received
Information that they had taken up
their realdenec in Montreal. Accord
their residence In Montreal. Accord
writ was Issued by an extradition
commissioner of Montreal. The fugi
Uvea, however, were apprehended in
Quebec to which jurisdiction they had
made a sensational escape. They were
taken to Montreal, and a Quebec Judge
Immediately issued a writ of habeas
corpus, which waa served on the Moci
treal Jailer. He brought his prisoners,
Greene and Gaynor, back, to Quebec
where a curious and distinctively Can
andian legal squabble ensued, which
finally resulted In the issuing of an
other writ ot habeas corpus by Judge
It I from this latter writ which
permits the freedom of Greene, and
Gaynor within the Voundarle of Que
bec and exempts them from interfer
ence from American authorities, that
the United States government appealed
to the prtVy council of England. Eng
lish practice Is proverbially slow, and
in this case it was strikingly illus
trated by the delays which have con
fronted Mr. McMaster, the special at
torney for the United States, In hla ef
forts to have the cose brought to trial
Officials of this government now be
lieve, however, that .every legal ob
stacle has been removed and. that final
decision' will be reached before the first
of the year.
Several cases Involving large prop
erty interests are awaiting further ac.
tlon because of the necessity ot the
presence in the ' United ' States of
Greene' and -Gaynor, who are defend
anta Should the decision ot the privy
council be favorable to the contention
of the United States, it Is believed that
little time will "elapse before Greene
and Gaynor,' through extradition pro
ceedings, are again safely under Amer
GERMANY IS AGREEBALE.
Aoespts in Prinoipls Pesos Propossl
Washington, Nov. 25. Secretary
Hay has received from the German
government a cordial note accepting
in principle President Roosevelt's sug
gestion for another conference at The
As the president's suggestion made
no reference to the time for the sec
ond meeting at The Hague, the Ger
man government does not commit
Itself on this point and ' await th
pleasure of th other, powera It Is
probable that the replies from all the
power will be received within a short
time. Enough already have come to
assure Secretary Hay of the hearty
reception which the president's Invi
tation has revelved generally When
all the acceptances ar received it will
then be determined what steps shall
be taken toward fixing a date for the
court to meet
DONT AGREE WITH WARDEN.
Stat Commission Not In Aooord With
Closed Sesson View.
Salem. Nov. 25. Fish Warden Van
Dusen would have the closed season
law, prohibiting having salmon in pos
session, made so broad that it would
not permit any fresh salmon to. be In
the state, no matter whether they were
caught outside or not; but the commis
sion Is at variance with him upon this
point on the ground that It would
serve to deprive the people of the
state of the privilege of eating salmon
at ail. Thla, It Is argued, would not
be . Just since the people would be
obliged to pay taxes to support the In
dustry for the sole beneut of the pack
ers. Mr. Van Dusen advanced .the sug
gestion of absolute exclusion, on. the
ground that, as it Is now, salmon can
be shipped into the state from the
Sacramento river, or other rivers,
which It is Impossible to distinguish
from Columbia river salmon. There
Is a difference, he says, but so slight
that no officer would be upheld by a
Justice Jury in evidence relative to it
"On account of having this advant
age," said Mr. Van Dusen, "it is very
common for the unscrupulous jobber
to get a few Sacramento river salmon
every day or two and, on th strength
of his having gotten them, he man
ages to deal out ' several hundred
pounds of the Columbia river fish that
have been smuggled to him in the
night or through some unobserved
In a discussion upon this question.
State Treasurer Moore stated he was
not In favor of a closed season so far
as the state market was concerned, and
pointed out,, in supports of. his ylew,
that the consumption of salmon by the
people of the state amounted to al
most nothing In comparison to the
supply, and would not harm the In
dustry in the least "The same rule
applies to the other fish and game laws
of the state," said Mr. Moore, "espe
cially so with reference to the China
pheasant law. The sportsmen of the
city are continually clamoring for; a
strict enforcement of the law to pre
vent the farmboy from killing an oc
casional pheasant for the Sunday table
In order that the sportsmen can come
out during the open season and wreak
wholesale slaughter. So far aa the pro
tection of the birds Is concerned the
city sportsman doea more to extermi
nate them in one week than do the
farmer boys in a whole year."
The other members of the commis
sion, including Mr. Van Dusen, arrived
at the same belief aa that ot Mr.
Moore, and it Is probable thai. If fur
ther legislation is recommended along
this line, It will be more generous with
th local market, but will provide
ample restrictions to prevent taking
fish except upon a very small scale
and not for export trade. ,.
BIG MORTGAGE IS FILED. '
Colorado Fuel and Iron Company Se
cures 146,000,000 Issue.
' Denver, Nov. 25. The Colorado Fuel
A Iron Company filed with the county
recorder today a mortgage to secure
an Issue of 245,000,000 of 5 per cent
20-year gold bonds. The mortgage la
made to the New Tork Security &
Trust Companyt .
HEINRICH IBSEN IS ILL.
Has Recently Experienced Several At
tacks of Heart Failure.
London, Nov. 25. Helnrich Ibsen,
according to a dispatch from. Stock
holm to the Chronicle, boa had sev
eral attacks of heart trouble. His con
dition Is dangerous. . ,
Deserters Coming to America. .
Vienna, Nov. 25. The relief com
mittee of Lemberg, Gallcla, according
to a telegram from that town .dis
patched 430 Russian deserters by train
yesterday evening to Cracow, whence
they will be sent on here. On their
arrival at Vienna each man will be
given a ateamshlp ticket to Aemrlca,
Another batch of 400 will ahortly fol
low from Lembery. Nearly all th de
serter are reported to be entirely
Train Carrying Him to World's
Fair Makes Frequent Stops,
During Which Execu-
Passes Through Several States and
Is Warmly Welcomed by
WILL BE A GOOD PRESIDENT
Declares That Confidence Expressed in
Him by People November 8 Will
Not Be Neglected During Next
Indianapolis, Nov. 25. After tra
versing Pennsylvania, West Virginia,
Ohio and Indiana, President Roose
velt is speding across Illinois toward
8t Louis, where for two days he and
his party will be the guests of the offi
cers of the Louisiana purchase exposi
tion. During the ride from Washing
ton to Indianapolis the president waa
received everywhere with enthusiasm.
Since daylight today every station
through which his special passed waa
thronged with people anxious to catch
a glimpse of the president
Stops were made only at given sta
tions. At nearly every station where
the train slowed down th president
appeared on the rear platform ot hut
car and bowed hla acknowledgment to
the cheering of the people. At Pitts
burg, where the train stopped for a
few minutes, the station was thronged,
but only a fraction of the crowd waa
permitted on the platform near the
train, To, them the president expressed
hla pleasure at the opportunity afford
ed to see them, and added:
"You may depend on it, I will do
all that in me lies to ahow you that
you made no mistake on November 8."
At Richmond. Ind the president
"Now, gentlemen, the election ts over.
I am president of all the country, of
all Americans of whatever party, and,
so far as strength la given me, I shall
try to be a good and a decent president
for the next four years."
WOULD MARRY ACCUSED.
Patterson Ha Received Many
Proposals by Mail.
New Tork, Nov. 25. Nan Patterson
will not need for another husband
should her trial end in th acquittal
of the charge of murdering Caesar
Toung, the bookmaker. She la being
flooded with letters containing sugges
tions for future courts Kips and also
In the bunch are tour offer ot mar
Two of theae are from farmers who
profess to be highly interested in her
case, and tne other two suitors claim
to be young and handsome business
men, who have been attracted by the
beauty ot her face, as seen in the sup
plement of various Sunday newspa
per. ' Some of the sympathetic let
ters apparently touch the fair prison
er, but those containing the offers of
marriage are treated with scorn.
Today was a quiet and restful one
for Miss Patterson, the Tombs admit
ting visitor' only on her request She
ts much Improved In physiclal condi
tion and nerve, and approaches the
trial of tomorrow in better spirits. Her
father called upon her this morning
and soothed and petted her for some
minutes, after which he had a long
conference with her attorneys. 1 '
A report was circulated today that
the prosecution has another import
ant witness in the person of a young
woman who was on terms ot intimacy
with both Toung and Miss Patterson.
The witness Is, according to report,
being closely guarded by county detec
tives, but the nfeture of her forthcom
ing testimony Is unknown.'
Yanger Bssts Sayere,
Milwaukee, Nov. 26. Benny Yanger
won from Maurice Bayer of Milwau
kee In a six-round bout before th Mil- .
waukee Boxing Club tonight Yanger
won the fight by a good margin.