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VOLUME LX NO. 208 ,
A TORI A, OREGON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1905
PRICE FIVE CENTS;
Grafting Insurance Meth
THE LOSSES CONCEALED
Profit Transferred (o Debit Side
01 Profit and Lois
BY ORDER OF PRESIDENT
The Eaamiaers Xtiv of TbeM Methods
f Cencaallag Losses, But Did Not
Report Them, Coi4riDf it Nont of
' S-m York, Dec. K.-Ad Jit Ion t testl
snony regarding tha manajrement of (ho
M",JljW'VMM,l"f Cofnj ws
committee elo tendi(f to, show that
the company ut th profit from the
sale of aeiurlliee to ronceal the rrdue
lion of liook lain in in I etae, or
Io.se., m Chatle K. llujjtic. coun-el to
tin- committee called them.
Today after tie auditor of the Mu
tual life had Uglified to lhl fail. Isaac
Vanderpool, chief etamlner of the de
partment, declared tir had not discov
eied th mutter in hl examination
r.MnMny lat year when in bi rcjM.il.
he gave the company "gins! character."
! said these manipulation of i
wne not apparent in tb Tlw
trHiw.f.-i f profll to U-I.it
if tlir rnllt unit mi-iMiitt m tiuuW
iIh uditoia iiMn tli int Miction f
Ptf.i.l.nt Af.K'iirJy. ami Ut I'tviib-nt
lrnnni ami written lntrn:tlon irp
iniliirl. Tltry nanif'l fltJiiiM tint if-jii-ImI
Uik aironnU ami bul rr while
tiic w rmJIy a iroftt if alnnwt a
DitHion ami lialf ilolr, ln-n thru
trmifcr w mal no profit whatever
,VamtcipMt ha liml exanihiiHl the
report of IWM, which, hoe. no profit
from the Mle of eiiirllie. Altluuili
he knew thU wa untrue, he tliil not o
reHiit it, Waue he ilM not think it
wa ne-eiMiry. The hiiih situation
exH.-. in the New York Ufe Hmrlin;
lo VanderjHiel. Vainlerjeiel tiij he
lieer went haik of the ledger.
ALPHONSO W.ILL MARRY.
Span! h King At Lait Findi One Who
Will Have Him.
Pari. Ifcv, 1. -The Figaro (hi morn
ing dnlurc a ih-llnile agreement i
reached between the Hriti.h and SpanUh
go'teriuiieut rcgnnling the ImI tot i I of
King AlfoiiMi, and the rriiiee- Kiia of
lhittentHrg. but tluit ofllclnl amiount
ment will not be made tor aa-veral
ARRESTED FOR PL0TTIN0.
Ixindon, li'. 22. The eorrepondeut
of the Daily Telegraph at Tokio report
the or rent of a former ohlier named
)ligurabi on the eharge of lieing eon
eeim'd in a plot to eainat the
CHOATE NAMED CHAIRMAN
HAGUE PEACE DELEGATION
Washington. IVe. 22. The Pot to
morrow will say that Joseph II. Choate
in alt likelihood will ha named by
-I're-ident Rnoevelt as chairman of the
American 4 delegation at" tlie wowI
premier, eount Kataura, let-aiKA b eon-aenti-d
to a "Dlcjfraeeful ixwee."
MORMONS ERECT X0HUMENT.
Huulh Rrtj-alton, Vermont, Dee. 82.
A party of fifty Mormon arrived here
toduy from ( lull, Ohht and New York
to a prenent tomorrow at the dedica
tion of a mominient erected to .th
ineiiiory of tlie prophet, Joaeph Smith,
foumb-r of the Mormon faith, on the
eile of the faniou ''Inn of Sharon,
Mln-re he horn 100 year $g.
MORE TACGART DIVORCE.
VH4er, Ohio, I)oe. 23, A motion for
a new trial In the Taggart divoree eaa
wm okerrulnd Ly Jiidgei Eawm ben
toduy. Mr. Tayttart'a tttorneya an
noii need their Intent U oof carrying the
eae Into the rlreuit court.
ON GOOD TERMS
The Anthracite Board of Concil
ARE INVITED TO DINE
Prtaldent Batr of tba Reading Railway
Calif on tha Boar! and Aika Them
Out to Luncheon Beat of Fttllng
. . , . ,
rhlla.b dphla, Dec. 22.-Th AnthraclU
Hoard of Conciliation met In the office
of the PhiladclphU and Heading Itail
wy Conipunv today and tranactel
itmiMli-rable liuior I nit did not reach
a (I't l-ioii on any of the quetin tak
en up. An liirlik-nt of tha eeion wa
the vlit Niid to the Uard by I'rrti
dent tJcuive F, ltner of the Raiding
lUilway who in vittnl the member of
'.the Nmnl to join him at luncheon,
j Ihiring the Itnitl n Huer prox.ed the
following! "To the Anthracite Hoard
of f'onciliutlon, 1 propose the tonot:
'tlt'Md aie the iieMoemaker.' "
I To the tli ret representative of Hie
miner who mnk up half of the Imurd
(1Im' word of Ihier augured well for the
future rehition between the mine woik
er and the 0erator. l!epreentatlve
of the operator pluwd no KignitirNiice
lo the tit, "Hying ihw-r denjied lo
iiuike an appropriate rhritma tmt.
HENRY IRVING ESTATE.
Leaves Entire Fortune of lioo.ooo to
Iind.m. I)ee. 22. The will of Sir
Irving, if I iindermlood, leave two
third of hi estate, which conit
wlely of $IOtl,(MNI ri'iilizel at a recrut
ale of hi limit rira! rclhf. Hit wurk.
ami lihpiry, to hi two Mim, Henry II.
! hiiiI l.nurence Irving. At the time of
, the ale of the rflWt it wa undcrtHl
the proceed would go to the aetoiV
I lx nevoleilt fund.
Dublin, Dee. 22.---William OT.rien i
iimking overt in to the rarliiiiiientury
party led by John IJi'dmond for a wink
ing agietnieiit it ml the adoption of a
common line of iictimi at the fortlM-om-ing
geiieriil election. Tlu oerlmv
were lei-eiveil i)i a friendly apirit, but
wi fur no interview ha been held be
tween the leader. '
riinnmn, Dec. 22. Advice from Car
tHgeniv ny there I great di-ontent
througli the liepublic! owing to the in
Hague Pesce Conference. It la' under
stood the President desired former
Preiilent Cleveland but Mr. Cleveland
exuressed a disinclination to undertake
the duties. ' " ' - ' .
EMPEROR NICHOLAS DENIES NAJ10NS PRAYER
At Session of Cabinet Presided Over By the Czar
It Is Decided to Refuse to Grant
GOVERNMENT IS RUNNING TRAINS OUT OF ST. PETERSBURG
Railroad Mcn'a Strike Committee Makt
Being Run Out of the Capitol an
Men Remaining at Their Potts to
Out Trains Over Many Lines.
ht. IMemburg, Dee. 22 It i difficult
to judge at thi tK whether the few
era) political atrike U a mieee or fail
ure. The authorities are bewildered at
tha atrength of the striker and tha
atrike baa reached formidable propor
tlitn In thi eity, wliert fully put-third
of la MmVmeu 3me 'otw-yed the' older
of the workmen' eon ml I. .Strike lead
ei aert additional Mrength will be
obtained immediately. New from the
interior i meagre and tha exact condi
tion are not ascertainable. The gov
ernment i making arret by the
wholesale and maintain an air of con
fidence. The proletariat Organization
aie marhaling their force. The pre
vailing impreion i that with the
limited fund at the dnoition of the
unions, the strike iiuut preud rapidly
and entertain a new Slid more violent
phase or lite game will be lost. "Cen
eral DeM-mUr and '(ieiieral Hunger"
are powerful allie of the goverumwiit.
The "Hii" ia evidently dioountaing
the failure of the atrike and declare in
any event "F.very defeat i a revolu
tionit victory and every victory of the
government approaches it'a final tur
The "Xovot Vreyma" judnta out that
for the flrat time the revolutionary
manifesto waa elgned by the Jew. The
nicr also declare rich Jwve are tak
ing advantage of the lit nut ion in buy
ing up abandoned e4ate.
landlord throughout the country
aie empowered by imperial ukase, to or
ganlre guard for the protection of
At a aesslon of the cabinet, presided
over by Kmperor Nieholn. it wa de
cIiIihI universal milTrage should not be
Tlie railroad men' atrike committee
made heroic effort to Mop (ruin le
inu run out of St. Petersburg today and
Chicago. iVe. 22. The jury to try
the J'ef trust eases wa completed thi
afternoon. The trial commence, after
Washingon, Iee; 22. Lieutenant Gen
eral ChatTce, in a letter to Mayor Mc
Clellan of New York, declined the ap
pointment of police commiasioncr.
WANT ANOTHER MAN.
Seattle, Dec. 22. Taconw and Seattle
manufacturer are preparing to launch
W. II. PaullMiimi of Sumner as a can
didate for the Interstate Commerce Com
mission in the event the Senate decline
to confirm Franklin K. Lane of Cali
,Tokk, Dee. 22, 11:30 K M. An eye
witness to the extent of the famine in
the northeast provinces, Wo baa just
returned,-report tlie condition of the
people to be really deplorable. The ad
Here e Effort to Stop the Train from
d Succeed is Penuadiog Nearly. AO the
Quit Neverthe If e Government Gets
succeeded iii in luetng pn ticmlly all the
men who remained at tln-ir potta to de
ert in the eau of the atrikera. Never
thclcs, the Kovemment i dispatch
ing trainrfVver many line with the aid
of tlie miliary, iuf regular whedules
are not Iwng maintained.
A di4. h fral lwy aay the in
so. octi.h4 y'l Ne Halt ie pro iuer d
extended Rathonia. The population
i driviugUMit tha Russian officials, and
eleting V local administrator. Tlie
railroad employe have joined the rank
of the slriker.
The tlritjsh government ha author
ized their consul at Riga and other
llu-sian porta in tlie event of danger to
charter vesiula to remove the British
subject to aafety.
CONVOKE D0UMA IN MARCH.
St. Petersburg, Dee. 22. The Emperor
and cabinet bite List night reached a
filial decision regarding the electoral
law, deciding against universal and espial
sutTerage, and in favor of the exten
sion of the law promulgated August
l!th last to include, in addition to email
land owner in the country, tlie work
men and educated clne, the ' rent
payer in the cities.
.The Douma will lie convoked in
In high gavernment circles the groat
e"t confidence i expressed that the
general atrike will fail.
Moscow, Dee. 22. The 12.WW person
who were besieged in the Aquarium
inee Inst night forced the railings of
the surrounding building thi morning
and escaped through an adjacent school
house. A few were wounded in their
attempt to ecape through the military
vent of winter ha found thousiind on
,'tne. verge of starvation ami speed y re
lief alone will wve them. Meaaurea of
rrlie will lie vigorously taken tip ,hef-e
and assistance of sympathizers abroad
w ill be welcomed,
NO EXTRA SESSION.
Helena, Deo. 22. -Governor Toole de
clined to entertain the proposition of
the executive committee of the Montana
Kate Association to call an extra ea
skin of the legislature to consider the
railway commission bill.
Salvation Army Says Snow Makes Peo
New Tork. Dec. 22. The Salvation
Army i praying for enow. "Jut a
flun-y of snow would double our street
collections" said Comirtander Booth yes
terday in speaking of her plan for giv
ing Christmas dinners to the poor. "A
little snow doe make people so sympa
In New York the Army count on
giving a good Christmas dinner to (weir-ty-flve
thousand unfortunate, of whom
five thousand will sit down to ban
quet at 0 o'clock on Christmas night in
fie Crawl Central Palace. The other
will be reached tharmgh a di-tribution
of basket from the barrack on Christ
"I shall personally band basket to
ea-fc one in line." said Mi Booth, her
dark eye kindling with anticipation.
"In each basket will be A good dinner.
eon-Ming of a large chicken, a tin of
soup, potatoes, ami other vegetable,
sugar, coffee, a pound baf of bread, and
five pound of apple."
ADSW0RTH A "CINCH"
Altstny. IVe, 22. rtivernor Iliggin
went to Clean tonight to spend Christ
ina w ith hi family. Hf expressed Lira--ll'.atifled
with the outcome of the
week' political conflict. ' He regard
Wadsworth for -peaker of the embty
a sinmire. . -
FRAUDS ARE GREAT
Califoanii bnd . Frauds Outclass
' Those In Ore jon.
STATE MINERALOGIST SAYS
The Matter Will Shortly Be Presented
to the Federal Authorities for Inves
tigation Not Only Timber Lands
Grafted, But Mineral Claims Also. '
San Fraiu-ico, Dee. 22. Iwis E.
Aubrey, state mineralogist, said -todays
"The timber land frauda of Oregon
ami Washington are petty compared
with similar frauds in thi state. Hun
dred of thonswnd of acre of timber
and the richest mineral land in Cali
fornia i lieing seized by timber grab
ber." Aulrey say the matter will
probably tie presented to the federal
Among t1ioe named in Aubury't re
port a having engaged in the acquisi
tion of tate lands are Thoma B. Wal
ker, the Minnesota millionaire and lum
berman; E. S. Collin, D. G. Curtis and
C. II. Hilbrook, of thi eity, owner of
big timber tract; W. E. Wheeler, of
New York, and II II. Yard, who repre
sented the Western Pacific Railway in
the acquiring of land in the northern
part of the state.
It i claimed by Anbury thai many
location were made by the men by
mean of "dummies," and that in some
instances perjured testimony waa given
regarding the character of bnd.
"The timber hind frauds exposed in
Washington and Oregon are petty com
pared with similar fraud now being
carried on in California," said Mr. An
bury. ''Hundred of thousand of acre
of the finest timber and richest mineral
land in the state are being seised by
the timber-grabber. If it is exempt
from entry a, timber land, they file
mining location notice on it, take out
a patent later, and' thus forever shut
out tlie prospector and miner. Where
it i open to entry they file timber lo
cation and swear the land U non-mineral,
even where it is known to be rich
"I know of timbcr-grabbera filing on
land and swearing it was non-mineral
when there were stamp mill crushing
gold ore on the same land at the time
the timlter location wa filed. Thi thing
has got tjf I stopped, and-stopped now,
or it will be but a short time until the
million of acre of timlier in California
are in the hand of the few men, and
prospector and miners will practically
lie shut out." 4
FATAL FIGHT BETWEEN
PRISONERS AND CONSTABLE
Mount Cnrmel, 111, Dec. 22. Two men
were killed and another fatally wound
ed in a passenger coach on tlie Southern
railroad when two prisoners attempted
Bannerman TKes Coaser
HOME RULE F0RG0TTEK
,- 4 , j 'J - i ft it A
British Premier Opposed In Pofic
Of Preventing Importing
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;. e k tt
NO INTERFERENCE WANTED
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South African Mine Owners Say if Im
portation of CoolieU Is Forbidden Will
Entail Great Hardship on Them If
Premier Presists rouble May Follow.
Indoit, Dec. 22. Tlie announcement
uwde by Premier Sir llienry Campbell
Bannerman in a speech at Albert Hall
on Monday night ha roused a stonn
of indignation among eonserratixes as
a xuMilt ,cf .wVcMjie'tn,i' V-m .
rule for Ireland appear likely to lie
well nigh forgoten. Whatever may
have been the intention of the premier,
hi action i liMiked upon some in some
quarters as an adroit counter movement
to the front at the forthcoming cam
paign. Leading official of the Rand a
i general rule reserve their opinions on
the mater, but admit the action of the
government can have but little; effect
for at kwt a year as 48,000 CTimee
coolie are alreadj there, while the
original idea wa an experiment with
Premier's Action Deplored.
Johannesburg, Dec. 22. Mining offic
ial here deplore the action of the home
government regarding the importation
of Chinese coolie as announced by the
premier. Sir Henry Campbcll-BannO
man. In mining circle it is pointed
out the prevention of the importation
of coolie would entail much hardship
on the mine owners. The latter are
determined to make a strong campaign
with a possible result of serious diffi
culties. The cry has already been rais
ed that the government is interfering .
unwarrantibly with the affairs of the
Transvaal and many persons her look
for an outburst of disloyalty.
SHE ALSO WAS THIS
MAN'S LAWFUL WIFE
Evidence Shows Mrs.- Leafgreen, Suing
For Half Estate of L. J. Howard
Was Married to Him.
St. Loui, Dec. 22. Evidence, intro
duced today at the hearing of the suit
of Mr. Alameda Leafgreen for one
half' of the estate of the late I-aclede J.
Howard, to whom she claims to" have
been married, wa corroborated byIr.
Leafgreen' testimony that the man she
married under the name of "Henry"
Howard was Laclede J. Howard.
GIVES UP POSITION.
Ia Angele. Dec. 22. The Expre
say: R. A. Bird will give up his posi
tion a vice-president in charg of the
t radio of the Gould lines. He will be.
succeeded January 14 by M. C. Mark
haul. to escape by killing the constable, James
Kingston. Iaae Marshal, one of the
prisoners, was killed, and Edward Mar
shal, the other prisoner, waa probably