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VOL. III. NO. 283.
PORTLAND, OREGON. FRIDAY EVENING, DECEMBER 2, 1904 SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
PERJURY, FRAUD AND BRIBERY BY LAND SWINDLERS
LAID BARE BY CONFESSION OF ONE OF THEIR TOOLS
J. A. W. Heidecke went to Albany by appointment with S. A. D.
Puter and the latter offend him money to go with Special Agent
Loomis into township u-7, make a pretense of investigation into
the spurious homestead entries and then sign false affidavits that
these entries were genuine.
"I will give you Sxon in cash and my personal check for $a5o,
if you will go in with Loomis and get this thing straightened out,"
said Puter to Heidecke. The latter replied:
"Pater, I can't do that. There are no improvements and no
settlers on any of these claims.''
Puter suggested that Heidecke could point out to Loomis some
occupied claims, representing them to be the claims under invest
igation, but Heidecke was afraid he "would get into trouble."
" Wu needn't be afraid," said Puter. I am well acquainted with
Binger Hermann and I will speak to Charlie Pulton about it and
you won't get into any trouble. I have the best attorneys in Wash
ington." When Heidecke still demurred, Puter said:
"Why aren't you in on this forest reserve business? Why don't
you get an appointment?"
"I have been trying to get on," said Heidecke, "but I can't
"Why I can get you an appointment," replied Puter. "You get
these things straightened out and I will see that you are ap
pointed." ... ... ....
These are portions of the testimony given this morning under
oath by J. A. W. Heidecke.
Futile Attack On Captured
by Russians Is Re-
ENTIRE RUSSIAN ARMY
AT MUKDEN TO ADVANCE
Kuropatkin Said to Have Held
Council of War and Decided
on Immediate Campaign.
, ( Journal Special Berries.)
Toklo, Per. 1. A report reached here
today that last night General Stoeaael
hurled nearly his entire force forward
In a valiant but futile attempt to cap
ture and reoccupy 203-Meter hill, but
was repulsed with heavy losses.
Later today there came a dispatch
that at dawn this moraine the Russians
a sain began persistent attempts to re
trieve the lost (round and at the time
the mesaage was sent wars said to be
conducting assault after asaault.
It Is also reported that General Stoes
Sel la fortifying the heights between
I.iao Chans and Naniuahan, thus Increas
ing the belief that the Russians will
make their last stand there. V
It Is officially reported that IT of
ficers have been killed and 64 wounded
"In the field." presumably at Port Ar
thur. The finding of sailors among the
Russian dead at Port Arthur leads to
the belief that the Russian forces have
been depleted to such an extent that
they are obliged to employ sailors from
the fleet In the harbor.
This feature gives much satisfac
tion to the Japanese commanders. Inas
much as it shows tuai there will be no
heavy naval oonfllct In connection with
the downfall of the fort, aa had been
expected.. It has been relieved that
when the last fighting took lace the
Russian fleet, or remnant of it that Is
seaworthy, would emerge and ite light
ing. The fact that so many of the Japan
ese battleships have been robbed of their
heavier guns, which hare been installed
at various points on the land around
Port Arthur to assist In the reduction
of the fortress, haa made the ships un
der Togo a less formidable factor than
they would otherwise have been in the
event of an attempt on the part of the
Russians to Inflict a last blow before
It Is now the opinion of many that
when the fortress falls the Russian
ships will be destroyed at their anchor-
"'There have been no statements made
here as to the losses In the fighting at
Port Arthur, but a dispatch from Che
foo says that at least 15,000 are sup-
(Contlnued on Paga Two.)
MOB IS AFRAID OF
(Journal Special Berries.)
Los Angeles, Dec. 2 Appeals that a
beleaguered gang of Japanese workmen
was about to be sttsrked by s mob st
Olendora came last night to Influential
Japanese In this elty. The Japanese,
who are all from IjOS Angsles, are lying
trenches of their own making about the
Heckwlth packing house In Olendora,
and are prepared to light for their Ursa.
They refuse to be drlren out of the
The owners of the packing house wars
notified thst unless the Japanese leare
the peeking houae will be burned.
Ths Japanese, who arrired a few days
ago, were ordered to leave, but paid no
OREGON'S TAX LOSS
$385,000 A YEAR
" a )
Assessor Strain of Umatilla
County Suggests Revi-
sion of Laws.
MONEY ON DEPOSIT AND
INSURANCE CO UNTAXED
Franchise of Corporations and
Business of Express Compan
ies Also Escape Assessors.
Pendleton, Or., Nor. 10. To the Edi
tor of The Journal The complaint of
unequal taxation has prompted ma to
Investigate that subject. I find that
all of the atatas have experienced the
The property tax ayatem auch aa wo
now use worked rery well during tha
pioneer days, whan property consisted
mslnly of real estate and livestock. But
modern lnduatry haa developed a vast
amount of invisible or Intangible wealth,
which cannot be reached by tha prop
erty tax ayatem.
Many states have recently made much
progress In exposing these Invisible
forms of property to the view of the
assessors. They have found that In or
der to do thla It la necessary either to
substitute state authority for local au
thority, or else to reinforce local author
ity by atate aid.
Intangible property conalata of money,
credits, franchisee, life Insurance, in
vestments, good will, patent lights, etc
It was estimated by George Clapperton,
special agent of the United States In
dustrial commtssison. In hia report to
them, that one half of the wealth of
a modern state conalsta of personalty,
the bulk of which is intangible. And yet
the assessment rolls of Oregon show
that thla Intangible wealth conatitutes
leas than 7 per cent of tha taxable prop-
Money on Deposit.
Massachusetts has probably more
nearly than any other state reached
money, deposit. She taxea deposits up
to the bank direct, levying one half of
1 per cent on average deposits In lieu
of all other tax on deposited money.
Thla method so simplifies matters
that money bears Its share of taxation
Such a tax in thla county would pro
duce about lio.ooo revenue per annum,
for the combined depeslta of our fire
hanks are not loss than $2,000,000. Al
lowing one half of this for duplications,
there would yet remain $1,000,000 sub
ject to taxation.
But under our method of Mating money
to Individuals, I have dlscorared only
$200,000 of this, while $$00,000 haa es
caped me, resulting in a loas, approxi
mately, of $$,000 annually.
(Continued on Page Three.)
H. H. Beckwllh peremptorily told the
Japanese laborers thst they must Kara
or the peeking house would be burned.
Wednesday the Japanese had not left
and an angry mob gathered and marched
down upon the paoklng house.
Out of the darkness there appeared an
Impromptu Intrsnehmspt over which
peeped gun barrels. Ths Jspanese ware
ready. Ths packing house was under
ths guard of two special officers. The
mob drew off sullenly and disappeared.
Yesterday the threats were renewed,
and Beckwlth again notified the Japan,
eae to leare, but they are still entrenched.
Puter and Tarpley, the Witness Declares, Under Oath,
Bribed Him to Perjure Himself in Order That Conspira
tors' Frauds on Government Might Be Accomplished
Climax of the Federal Court Hearing Reached With the Admissions Made
by the Han Who Says He Furnished False Affidavits for Inspectors
Loomis and Ormsby Puter Shaken Out of His Confidence
AU past sensations In the land fraud
trial were cast into the shade today
when one of the paid tools of the con
splrators told from the wltneaa stand
the shameful story of perjury, fraud,
bribery and artifice by which the crime
laid at the doora of the defendants waa
achieved. It was the climax of the
startling surprises whloh have succeeded
one another with bewildering rapidity In
the presentation of the government's
With a rolce that sometimes trembled,
an utterance that was checked at times
by the realization of the shame of hla
story, but with the resolute unreserve
of the man who haa at last determined
to seek escape from the torments of a
guilty conscience by full confession, J.
A. W. Heidecke declared that he waa
bribed by S. A. D. Puter and Dan W.
Tarpley to commit perjury and suborna
tion of perjury In order that the frauds
Of the conspirators might be accom
plished. He told of the part played in the
conspiracy by Special Agent C. E.
Loomis and Forest Superintendent 8. B.
Ormsby, accomplices of the defendants
now on trial, and of their guilty knowl
edge of the frauds.
He Identified the certificate or deposit
indorsed to him by Emma Watson and
aent to him by Puter aa the final pay
ment for the false swearing which he
Heldecke's coniesslon was minute, cir
cumstantial and bore the erldent im
press of truth. The government is In
possession of a mass of corroborative
wmt . ..- - . - .
rutefs Merre Vails.
For the first time Puter"s defiant
air deserted him. His nerve had failed
htm and the testimony of the witness,
as he detailed the long ulstory of the
transactions between hlmaelf and the de
fendants, was followed by Puter with
painful lntentness. nce he rose and
stood directly In front of Heidecke, ax
ing upon him a look full of menace and
hate, but the movement did not 'escape
the attention of Mr. Hall, who Impera
tively beckoned Puter to a aeat In the
Heidecke took the stand Immediately
upon the opening of court. He said
that he had lived In Detroit, Or., for ths
past 1$ years and waa familiar with
township 11-7. He haa never aeen signs
of settlement on any of the homestead
claims entered by the Puter ring, nor
had he heard of any of the entrymen
exoept Walgamot. In the aprlng of
1901 Dan Tarpley came to Detroit and
Induced Heidecke to go with htm to
Albany, saying he would pay hla ex
penses and for hla time. Heidecke went
with him. They reached Albany and
registered at the Revere hotel. The
evening train brought Puter from Port
land and Tarpley Introduced witness to
"We went up to Peter's room and he
then said to me "I and my associates
hare bought some lands In your coun
try, and some one haa made complaint
about them. Do you know anything
about It 7 ' I told him I did not, and
Puter replied 'If we lose these lands
we won't buy any more timber up
"During the time we were talking a
ATTEMPT TO KIDNAP
WALTER B. HARRIS
Tribesmen in Tangier Seek to
Emulate Bandits Who Car
ried Off Perdicaris. .'
(Joemsl Special Service.)
Tsngler, Dec. 1. Benlmswer tribes
men sttempted yesterday to kidnap
Walter B. Harris, correspondent of the
London TtmeS. The kidnapers sur
rounded the Harris home, rushed the
guard, killing one, but retreated after
robbing the guards of their rifles and
clothes, eridently fearing the arrlral of
troopa. The British minister has filed
a demand for the punishment of the
trlheamen who participated In the affair.
When the Perdlcarla case was settled.
It waa thought by many that action of
thla character on ths part of ths moun
tain bandits would be at an end. especi
ally In so fsr as entering the prlrste
premises of prominent residents wss
concerned. At the conclusion of the ar
rangements for the release of Perdl
carla and hla companion representations
were made both by ths Brttlah govern
ment and the United States to the
Morrocan authorities which were of a
nature calculated to do away with the
endangering of the Uvea of residents of
TO USE GOOD OFFICES
(Joornal Special Service )
Wsahlngton. Dec. I. Bcesldent Shaf
fer, of the Amalgamated Association, ac
companied hy Representative Kennedy.
of Toungstown. O , had a conference with
the president this morning and requested
him to use his good offices to bring about
a conference of employers and striking
employes of the Carnegie steel plant at
Toungstown. The president declined,
but said hs hoped the matter could be
man came In, who I afterward learned
was Horace G. McKlnley. He said to
Puter: 'Aren't you going to Eugene
Puter aald: 'No, why are you going
back there. McKlnley answered: Oh.
I have a live corpse up there,' and pretty
soon he left the room."
Another interview occurred a few
days later, Heidecke going to Albany In
answer to a letter. Heidecke testified:
"Puter aald to me that a special agent
was going Into townahlp 11-7 on a cer.
tain day and he wanted me to go in with
him. Puter aald: 'I will give you $100
In cash and my personal check for 3-50
If you will go in with him and get this
thing straightened out.' I said: 'Puter,
I can't do that. ' There are no Improve
ments upon these claims.' "
Puter exclaimed that he need only go
In with Loorhls and Indicate to him
some of the actual settlements In the
township, representing them to be the
claims under Investigation. Heidecke
still demurred, being afraid of getting
Into trouble, r
Counted on His "Full."
"You will not get Into trouble. I sm
wall acquainted with Binger Hermann,
and I will speak to Charlie Fulton about
It." replied Puter. "I have the beat at
torneys In dVaahtngton and you can't
get Into any trouble."
Puter aaaured the reluctant man that
hs had Influence to get him appointed
to a position In the foreat reserve and
would get him a place If he did what
waa asked of him.
"My train was just about to start and
Puter pulled five twentlea out of his
pocket and handed them to me, saying:
'Here, take- that - and do the beat you
can. anyhow.' "
' Puter had told Heidecke when Loomis
waa coming and the witness met the
special agent on the appointed day In
Detroit. Arrangements were soon made
between them for the trip into township
11-7, and they started about 2 30 In the
afternoon, going first to Mud lake, in
the adjoining townahlp, where they
camped for the night.
Ths Trip With Loomis.
Ths next day Loomis and Heidecke
went into township 11-7, going up the
Santlam valley, the only portion of the
township where there have ever been
actual settlements After a short time
Loomis complained that his shoes hurt
him, and propoaed that they ahould re
turn to camp. He said he was not going
up on the claims which were to be in
vestigated. "I said. What are you going to doT
He replied, 'You know as much about It
as I do.' I don't know about that,' I an
swered, and he then aald, 'Let's go Into
The witness described their movements
and ahowed upon the map the route
which they traveled. Nowhere did they
go within two miles of any of the claims
which Loomis was sent to Investigate.
Heidecke asked Loomis whether he
was going to visit sny of ths claims.
"Tou have seen Puter. haven't youT"
"Tea," replied Heidecke, "but I don't
like that plan.
"Mum's the Word." Says Loomis.
"Mum's the word," said Loomis. "I
am special agent, and whatever I report
will be all right. Tou need not be
amicably settled and advised the labor
leaders to consult with Labor Commis
sioner Wright. It Is probable that
Wright will appoint a special agent to
Inrestlgate the conditions at Toungs
town. MITCHELL ACCUSES HENEY
OF GARBLING FACTS
( Waahlnctnn Rarean nf The Journal.)
Washington, Dec. 2. Senator
Mitchell Is Indignant at tha re
port In the Portland newspapers
glrlng, he . ststes, garbled ex
tracts from telegraphic corre
spondence between him snd
Prosecutor Heney relative td ths
lstter's desire to have Mitchell
as s witness In the lsnd fraud
cases. Mitchell says that, while
he waa for four months In
Portland no Intimation was
given him thst he waa needed aa
a wltneaa, that it Is Impossible
for him to go to Portland now.
He declines to give the name
nf the Portland attorney who
gave him. a letter Introducing
8. A. D. Puter, without a ruling
by the court that thatattomey'a
evidence Is necessary. He says:
"If Heney had been aa active In
preparing his esse ss In making
public hla correspondence with
me In garbled form I would now
be present In Portland as s wit
ness." OOES TO SOS TOST
(Joaraal Special Service. )
New Tork, Dec, 2. Prince Pushlma
left today for Boston and will return
to New Tork Monday.
W C T V. BVE BLECTS O
(Journal Sparta I Service. )
Philadelphia, Dec. i. The national
Woman's Christian Temperance Union
today re-elected Its general officers for
"What about OrmsbyT" asked Heid
ecke. "Oh. Ormsby has no kick coming."
Loomis then took out a map of the
township and said, "Where shall we
mark the cabins on these claims?"
Heidecke marked the location of Imagin
ary cabins on the bogus claims.
No further Investigation was made.
They returned to Detroit, where Loomis
made out vouchers for a four days' trip
into tha township and gave Heidecke
$10 in cash, sending him $ more a day
or two later by malt.
Some time later Heidecke met young
Ormsby in Salem and was told there was
a letter for him at ths office of 8. -B.
Ormsby In the state house. A few
minutes later he met Tarpley, McKlnley
and Basil Wagner, the latter being s
clerk in the state land office. McKln
ley arranged for Heidecke to meet
Loomis at Albany. He went there and
Loomis had a number of papers which
bs desired Heidecke to sign.
These were the affidavits attached to
Loomis' report. In which Heidecke stat
ed that ha. knew tha fictitious settlers
In townahlp 11-7 and Vouched for their
Improvements. Heidecke signed the
papers without being sworn by Loomis.
Loomis Induced him to take other
similar papers back to Detroit and gst
them signed by ths Thomas brothers.
The names of ths -brothers had been al
ready written on the papers, aa neither
of them could writs, and all that re
mained waa for them to affix, their
marks. All of this waS done and Heid
ecke- paid to each of ths brothers $10,
out or the money given him by Puter
and then returned the papers to Loomis,
who attached certificates that all of the
papers had been duly sworn to. They
were then sent to Washington with his
' Admits Perjury In Detail.
Mr. Heney read the affidavits sen
tence by sentence to the witness, and
he admitted that each and every one of
the statements which he subscribed was
Then came the story of the Ortnsby
Investigation. Again the conspirators
got hold of - Heldeoke and- despite his re
peated objections finally Induced him to
accompany Ormsby into the townahlp.
Tarpley showed him a certificate of de
posit for $150 and promised that he
should have It If he carried the deal
"I told Tarpley I waa sick 1 of the
business, that I waa getting In deeper
all the time."
Tarpley's persuasions finally prevailed
and Hetdecke started Into the township
with Tarpley and Ormsby. Again hla re
morse overcame him and he deserted
the party, saying he would go no
further. They remained In the township
a tiny longer and then returned to De
troit, where they again found Heidecke.
Bogus affidavits were again prepared
and Heidecke was summoned to Balsss
to sign them. Thla he did In the pres
ence of Tarpley and Ormsby, and the
latter administered the oath to him.
Puter then sent htm the promised $250,
which was a certificate of deposit in
the name of Emma L. Watson, Indorsed
by her to Heidecke.
(Continued on Page Two.)
STUDENT HURT AT
Roy Rogers Severely Injured in
Clash Between Sophomores
(Special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Taooma, Wash . Dec. 2 ROy Rogers,
a freshman at Whit worth college, waa
bady Injured In a rush at the college
an Is morning. The freshmen wore their
caps In a manner to displease the
sophomores. The snphomorea ordered
them to wear them In a different man
ner. The freshmen refused, a rush fol
lowed and many heads were cracked.
Several girls witnessing the scene
fainted. Rogers was rendered uncon
scious, but it la now aald that he will
GOVERNORS TO SPEAK
ON UNION OF STATES
(Special Dispatch to Tse Joornal.)
Welser, Idaho, Dec. 2. The big steel
bridge scross the Snake rlrer at thia
place, connecting the ststes of Idaho
and Oregon was completed yesterday,
and the erent will be celebrated neat
Monday, when Qovernor Chamberlain of
Oregon and Oovemor Morrlaon of Idaho
will he present and make addresses.
There will be a banquet In the evening
and a dance st the opera house. All
business will be suspended during the
S JUSY ACQUITS 1 EI, TO ST.
(Joarnal Special Service. )
New Tork, Dec. 2 The coroner's Jury
today returned a verdict of Justifiable
homicide In the case of Frank Pel ton.
charged with killing Ouy Roche, the
gambler. Rut for the fact that Frlton
has been Indicted by the grand Jury for
murder In the first degree he would
have been discharged,
When J. A. W. Heidecke sold himself the second time to S. A.
D. Puter and his fellow conspirators, the price of bis honesty waa
$350. The money was paid to him in the form of a certificate of
deposit in the Wells-Pargo bank, to the order of Emma L. Watson.
The certificate was endorsed by her to the order of J. A. W. Heid
The bribe was first offered to Heidecke by Dan Tarpley and
with the promise that he would receive it when the work was done.
He was to go with S. B. Ormsby into township 11-7, as he had pre
viously done with Special Agent Loomis, and was to swear to fslse
affidavits of settlement of the fraudulent claims.
Heidecke did as the conspirators desired, and the certificate of
deposit wss then sent to him by S. A. D. Puter. The certificate
reads as follows:
5o. No. 15,305.
WELLS. FARGO CO. BANK.
Account. Portland, Or., Jan. 13, 190a. $350,
Emma L. Watson has deposited with us two hundred and fifty
dollars payable to the order of self on return of. this certificate
This certificate of deposit not subject to check.
Countersigned; i ,,,.. ,
H. S. M. CROCKER, R. LEA BARNES.
The following are the endor cements on the back:
Pay to the order of J. A. W. Heidecke.
EMMA L. WATSON.
J. A. W. HEIDECKE.
Paid April n, 190a.
NitS. GILBERT DIES
Aged Actress Carried Off by Pa
ralysis in a Chicago
CRANNY HER LAST PART
IN FAREWELL TOUR
She Was Famous in August in
Daly's Companies and
About to Retire.
(Journal Special Berries.)
Chicago, Dec 2. Anna Hartley Gil
bert, the veteran actress, died at the
Sherman house at 10 o'clock this morn
ing of paralysis. She was playing an
engagement at the Powers theatre In
"Granny." The present tour was to end
her stage career. A number of theatri
cal friends were at her bedside when the
end came. She was In her 83d year.
Shortly after she arose this morning.
Mrs. Gilbert complained of feeling 111.'
At first it waa thought that the fatigue
of travel and hard yejrk had simply
caused her to be lrtdlsSSaed, but within
a few minutes after It had been re
ported that the actress waa 111 she was
found In her chair suffering from a
stroke of paralysis. A physician was
quickly called. He pronounced the
stroke fatal. Mrs. Gilbert died within
a few minutes after the physician ar
rived. Mrs. Gilbert was born In Rochedale,
Kngland. October 21. 1821. and had been
on the atage 68 years. For years Mrs.
Gilbert waa known to American theatre
goers as their favorite atage "grand
dame," "elderly spinster," "mother."
"grandmother" and "moUier-ln-law."
Her father was a well-known English
Joumallat, who died when hla daughter
Anne was In her 16th year. The same
year Anne made her first appearance on
the atage as a ballet dancer In a now
almoat forgotten London playhouse.
George Henry Gilbert, at one time a
favorite English stage dancer, fell In
love with the pretty Lancashire lass,
snd In 1R4( Anne Hartley became Mrs.
G. H. Gilbert. Gilbert and his bride
danced In Ixmdon and on the Norwich
circuit until HO, when they came to
America. Mrs. Gilbert continued as a
solo dancer until 18S7. when she began
playing leading "old woman" charac
ters. Mr. Gilbert died in 18. Three
years after hla widow Joined Augustlo
Dsly's company and remained until
Daly's death 20 years later. Since then
she played with Charles Frnhman's
Her first appearance as a star was
(Continued on Page Two.)
GIRL AT POINT OF
DEATH FROM HAZING
(Journal Special Service.)
Lafayette. 1 ml . Dec. 2. Intense In
dignation exists among the heads of the
leading families of thla city at the as
tonishing revelations made In regard
to tha Initiation of a dosen young wo
men Into the Phi Kappa Theta soclet.
a local high school secret body. One of
the girls now lies at the point of death.
and four others are In a state of ner
vous prostration. The facta brought In
light surpass m details the haslng aa
practiced by male students in any part
of that state.
One hy one the candidates were led
Into a room, where th first thing they
saw was a hot branding Iron held by a
RUMOR OF PADDING
Checks for City Engineer's Em
ploye Held Up for fff:
LIVELY INQUIRY AT
COUNCIL'S NEXT SESSION
City Auditor Refuses to Pay
Warrant and Clerk Shannor
Erases It from the List.
There were 13 names on the list of
Inspectors sent by the city engineer to
the executive board who are alleged to
have been employed for November. The
last name on the list was that of 8.
Shrake, who waa certified to have worked
2 days In the No. 10 class at the rate
of $2.60 a day, entitling him to 36.
When the list came before Mr. Goddard,
of the executive board, he la said to hare
Inquired whether Shrake was not in ths
( a month claaa To this A. M. Shan
non, chief clerk of the city engineer's
department, la aald to hare answered
that the proper number of days could
be credited so that the amount could be
brought up to that standard. In this
respect he received no encouragement.
When City Auditor Devlin got an Ink
ling of the affair he sent word to ths
city engineer that owing to the state
ment that bad been made about the
Shrake matter he would fee obliged to
call upon Shrake to awsar to the cor
rectness of his alleged account against
the city before he (the auditor) would
certify to It for payment. At this ths
chief clerk took Up the payroll and,
erased the name of Shrake from the list,
on the ground that It wss all a mis
take. Now there are an even dosen names
the list Instead of 13. aa It originally
as sent from the cltv enarlnaar's nf.
All of the officials directly or Indirect
ly involved arc extremely reticent about
the whole affair, and decline to sneak
about it either for publication or other-
wiao. nevertheless the rumora of It
which have got out have created a. da.
eld. l sensation, as ODenlnar nn r..r
possibilities for graft In atufflna tha
payrolls of the city engineer's office.
It Is recalled that once before the cltv
auditor declined to certify the engineer's
im.vrons uniess tne people on It would
swesr that thoy had worked the time
credited to them. It was then rumored
that men were carried on the rolls who
either never did any work or only
worked part of the time credited to them,
and for which the city was charged.
At least one member of the city coun
cil haa taken the matter In hand and
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girl wearing a heavy black mask. Ths
victim was held and Ice rubbed up and
down her spine, while her head waa
wrapped In a black cloth To create
the delusion the victim's flash waa re
ally seared, the hot Iron being hakfl
against a beefsteak and the fumes per
milled to reach the victim's noal Us.
The victims were deceived completely .
and many of them fainted.
When revived they were put through
a second terrible ordeal. Bash oandt
date was shows a plate tilled with
squirming angle Warms snd told she)
would have to sat them. Then ttm
girl was blindfolded and. while sasaebirS
of the order screened In
was fed hot macaroni.