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m of Ytrday' Indict-
mentt'of Big Men.
(ALL IS REMOVED; '
:renson rs indicted
Charged With Hindering
the Utter With Of-
IHall a Bribe to Drop .
knd' Fraud Cases.
public statement Senft-
lchll declared .tht. he
It be connected with the
!xcpt by the close- !
ry of lf-conf end
thlevea and perjarere.
Puter aald ooncemtTia
nothlnc to eay as to
actions between flena-
andaiyaelf. I have
tnaly rehirtant o re-
1 one anything which,
ct pon htm. tor we
rtends for many years.
I was called before the
flH to tell tn
the truth" to
the haJtds of the
Xolly oenftrms - his
tBouaand dojl&rav was the -price
. Benator Joha Mitchell for .bis
oeBsuaMUtttii' the "Puter-Wa( eon
ley Conspiracy to defraud the gov-
os pntiiio lanaa, aeeordinf to tin
- sent returned fcfainst blm yeeter
. ternoon by the federal trend Jury.
& mey was paid to Senator Mitchell,
, tidlctment recites, on March 9, 1101,
v.' awful money of the United States of
urlca," fcy 8. A. D.. Filter, In the city
. -TVavhlnston. ..-,
3 !eZendant with Senator Mltohell la
,1 . reaamea 'Fincer"' Hermann, repre-
$ -. if e from the first district of Ore
I, I i ha s at laat to be arraigned for
l nee gainst the government with
i - he baa been openly and repeatedly
. . . .1 before the bar-of pubHa opinion
v'' re than two years paat
,ng the last two campalgna that
.. .nn has made for congreea he has
ccaied both in the press and from
n..:mo of Jiavlna- been directly lmpll-
yTA Tn'lhe'groM frauds which brought
?1 we upon nie moinimetrmi.iuii ui id.
v - "f United. States land eommlsslon
which caused his summary dls-
from that office two years ago.
nh jf the STldenoe placed before the
Jury within the past week was
hed In the columns of The Journal
lermann was a congressional can-
In IMS and 1M. and he was re
Mr charged In the eolumns of this
nth being directly implicated In
teed .fraud conspiracy.
Jk.aH Omt goreBSOB Xadictea.
. rday brought also the news of the
rf removal or John h. Han rrom
ee of United States district fet
ter the 'state of Oregon, on the
t he had been shielding from
u p "'v Implicated In the land
1. ai.e ews waa followed a few
tr K oe Indictment of Oeorge
D on charge of offering Hall
) bribe to quash the proceedings
.4 the Puter-McKlnley ring,
a houee of cards the huge eon-
i to rob the government of its
ands Is falling to the ground be
' the sledge-hammer blows of the
: -tlon. It has.beeerae evident to
t' sceptical that the government
rervlngly determined to bring to
every one concerned In the frauds
4a,t neither wealth, position nor
influence can aave the guilty.
jls J. Heney, who was appointed
J assistant to the attorney-general
i prosecution of the land frauds,
'earthed ths ereateet and most
ad conspiracy in the history of
:t. His conduct of the lnvestlga-
the frauds has been spectacular
' traatlo climaxes and In the con
Increasing sensationalism jot the
vs. It has been equally remark
the paina-tfklng care-with which
ernment's ease has been prepared.
.-eslght with which every possible
baa seen anticipated ana tne
presentation of the evidence.
, The xea WU As.
ney has been most ably aided
fork by W. J. Burns of the gov-
: ; secret services who has full
' it the gathering of evidence and
Mr, Heney savei "Without Mr.
eonl have done nothing. His
has been Invaluable. He has
squal&ntd with tvery step I Jiave
wa have, been- in constant con
ever the courre to be pursued."
portion or u eviaence at tne
fa 'command nas tnus rr
eted. even to the grand jury.
A that the evidence mgalnat
-'iU.' Congroeeman Hermann
rmtor r. V. Mays to as over-
as U.eiT JT, that presentee; sgminsx
U & MJ.'ley and their codefendants
h &o e ink I veeenUy rorraluded
an is -nWaofitatlvely rtated also that
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wttnvWBlcn nis name isAssociatea
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Day'' of Newspaper Bluff and)
Bullying to Serve Private Ends ,
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HIGHER STANDARDS INri SS
r::; PUBLIC OFFICE SETl :
Land Frauds Probedr Open Qam 1 ' x
bling Suppressed, amt a Fair 'K f
.' Dfaf Given . to .Every Man. .
Vyhatever His PolitlcsZrr.-
Reverend David Hastings Bioore, D. D., L. L. D, Bishop
' of Oregon. Methodist Episcopal Church.
Most Reverend AIeandervChristie,-Archbishop.o. Or
gon City, Roman Catholic. Church...
Reverend B. Wlgtar Morrls,' Bishop, of ; Oregon,'
Protestant Episcopal Church. r
NEW YEAR'S MESSAGES FROM HIGH CHURCH
DIGNITARIES TO THE PEOPLE OF OREGON
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By Bishop. David H. Moore
G OOD morning, Nineteen Hundred and Five I
Glad to see you, but you give me pause.
You are new and I cannot make you a day
older, Your predecessor, upon whom we scored
three-sity-five, just as your first rap came, we had
learned to Jove and to fear, possibly to manage a
bit. But you oh! You are so strange and im
pervious. To my poor vision all God's messengers
so seem. This I know that it lies with me to deter
mine what, you shall be to me messenger of bless
ing or! of woe; in eithefcase; God's. '
So I. give thankrfor tfils chance. Have I grown
wise by past discomfitures then I may bar their rep
etition. Have I won successes? surely an analysis
of thiif condition will enable mc to score again.
-This I know, that if is not the winning or the
losfng in itself that is of account ; it is the quality of
the purpose and the honesty of the effort. God has
before now; biuTded of the shapeless ruins of my
defeat a throne of power bright as the sun. Yes,
and He has smitten my loftiest fabrications with the
breath of His contempt: in the first, purpose and
effort were alike unselfish and Christlike. This I
recall: Qne day I came fully prepared to a great
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HE birthday of the New Year has ever been
the occasion of festivity andT. religious rite.
Paean Rome dedicated thefirst dayof the
year, to Janus, sacrifices. were offered upon his al
tars, the people gave gifts to relatives and friends,
and greetings and good wishes were exchanged on
every side. The ancient Druids likewise observed
the day with special ceremony, the sacred mistletoe
being the accepted token of friendship and good will
and among the Chinese, as we have Teason to know,
the New Year's celebration is the. greatest festival
of their entire year. -
WitrTthe advent of Christianity, the New Year's
day observance began to take on a holier and more
solemn meaning Paganism had ever been power
less to assign a serious meaning to life, or to fill the
heart with ennobling sentiment, and its New Year's
day, apart fr6m its few harmless observances, was
in truth, the occasion of gross idolatry and criminal
excesses. To withstand the influence or tainted
customsand protect the pagan converts from the
contamination of idolatrous practices, the church
Men cheered and apain they cheered dnlbr children all participation in the iniquitous
and cneered. it was a
thing orl eafth.w,Lbve Exemol
for a moment tie; appeared. J ne people icnewjiim
not ReIease unto, us Barabbos,'-' was theif frenzied
cry, and. J'latct-like, minded to please the people; I
washed my hands and gave their robber idol liberty
But while their shoutsf still rang in my ears, pro
claiming my-ovation vthe .voice of a god, likethe
smother, of death came a sickness to my tou As
they crowded to. congratulate me, I slipped behind
theTCnrtain and through the scenery and ouj by the
actoVs entrance and hurried down quafid alley.
talk about the only great A-revelry ind finally removed New Year's day from
-ufi-M in th Vavenri - ' rtsoacran environment by making it a religions tes-
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Uval in memory ot an event in me me 01 our Diessca
VLord. The New Year's day of Christians, there-
forej9 something more than an occasion to make
merryJ While it remains a day'of fraternal good
wiU and cordial greeting, it has besides a message
for our souls, and its message will profit us if, we do
i but listen. ' . .- VJ ' v ; "
?The advent of a new year makes us realize that
time is oassinc. and the foassihir of time means that
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By Bishop B.- Wistar- Morris
I AM an old man. My-working days are behind
me. But there re-yoangjrnen to take it up and
carry it forward toward that final fruition of all
I would appeal to the young men at this season.
Let them so form their lives that: they may uphold -v
what is good and true. Let. hot this season close
without its solemn lesson being impressed upon
their hearts. Behold, the coming One coming,
some day, in power and glory, to judge the whole
world coming soon to all of us, to seal up the
history of our lives and take us, as we are, penitent
or impenitent, to our unchangeable "doom, t '
How bitter will be our portion if, with all' these
opportunities an means bf growth in the divfne life,
we be found unprepared to meet the bridegroom, -"and
are turned away "from" the marriage supper"
And now, while we echo back the angeflc song of
peace on earth and good will to men,- should bur
hearts'fill with gratitude to Him who is therauthor
of all our blessings. This should be our true and
heartfelt sentiment: , . . ; '
"All glory be to God .on high, '
And to the earth be peace ; .
Good willv henceforth, from heaven to man
Begin-and never cease." i ;
Bishop Morris "Is .In -his 86th; yeaj Next to .
Bfshop- Tuttle,' the head bf the church; he is the
oldest bishop in service, in "America. He was born
at Wellsborough, Pa in 1819. .Hit grandfather; (
Samuel Morris, was captain of the first city troop of -J
- Philadelphia, jn the revolutionary war,' He is a',y
graduate of the class of ( '48 rom.the general the-j
ological seminary, and in that vear he was prdained"".y
a deacon., lie was consecrated, in 1003, missiwarj
? ' bishop of Oregon and Washington, and immediately ;
z Icame Jtcr Portland, where he has since resided ;cotk;-;-
Tne journai'sr Ito increase In - -advertising
spaoa Ver, nXloa Is ' . ' "
SIS nee ent - "A ; ' -
-' it., gain in circulation ' over e
a JtOI la about a per oent.
- Wnue Tne journal was gain- - -
d - lng seren subsertbers it near ' d
d: est ooniBaUtoi; waa gaining thie
4. according 'tsv-lu . swoanV-etate- . 4 "
.jnents. . Tbe JotlrneJ S gain- to - ..
4-' circulation durlnft -tnt? year, was : ...
about .1.MIV - - - ;. . : d '- y ,.
-eTne 11th ot March, 101, was a red
letter day for Oregon, for It srar-thaS'"'--da
' whloKgave "birth to Thf Journal.
Portland and Oregon had miny need.
sob of them apparently of more traew '
soendent bnpertance, but It Is now real
Jaed thatAon of ..than. In aignlflcaaee ,
equaled this. Tne conditions here were.., .
peculiar and anpreceaenteO. Physloei '
conditions for many long years had ahnt r
Ui Of f . from direct and Immediate) eon
tact with the rest of the world. We ... ;
were a community ana, so to speak, a , -
law unto ourselves. ay ourselves. 'Thm
result waa - very satisfactory and we " . -were
eminently, content. Th oondN-:"'
tlona of life were easy; It was no. trouble -(or
a man to knock a irv:ngut of the ' '
leoantryand the dellgbtruvoltmate fn
lvlted ease and peace and oomfort." flail- ' ,
wntuim . .1 av In nniiilne fieiieiiae mtrs.
It..' WI.M '.ikM' s.. iittU' itMlM
them t come:. . Ths great putslda-wortitf-"
knew UtU of air iM had not the' faint
est suspicion of -the broad and beaming
acres that 1T under thir moat propitious
sky iaaiL. this, great aomatrt,
, eieanm'e) MaoV gmesv
-Vor-weUnlgh 4 half -a-eehtury- there
waa but jtnm morning-paper publisher
In Portlands for -a quarter of a oantur
only one afternoon paper and .that own
by' the morning- paper. Fit runv?
from the great aewa centers It waa nu
difficult matter to monopolise the gen
oral sources of news supply. Many at
tempts were mad ta break. the new
paper-monopoly which had lone be-
intolerable, out 'insumancy ox eapit.
to which were sometime added atron
arm methods, choked erf the aaplr
fledgeltnira. . And the monopoly ai.
sack failure grew more and more ar
gant, mora Intolerant, more set In me.
lng people dance to Its music. It see
began 4 be realised that any man w(.
had a finger in an opposition enterprlu
would be a marked man and wheuenre
the opportunity arose he would be Oa
to a f are-you-weil. - Not Infrequent,
this waa done when' there waS no roe.
provocation or opportunity.
""At the very threahold of Portland
stood this monopoly with a stuffed club- N
for its ensign. From each newcomer .
It exacted a tribute.- Thoee whom tt
graciously permitted to come It reeelveV
In IU own -way; the o there It warned i
off the grass. It made no pretense ea I
printing the- news. It printed whateve- J
suited Its fancy of purposee and en- I
tlrely In Its own queer way. Very fro- V
quently the' event which tt pretended to
report was e very different thins froaa
that which actually happened. . . ' -.
Tows Bony Drove Away stsesemain.
Nothing which failed to appear In V
monopoly newspapers was regarded a a L"
having happened. No man In tba coir,
munlty could aafely stand upon, hla ova
feet; no man without a bold upon the
monopoly could be said to be a free "
moral agent. Day after day men were
sacrificed, mangled, treated to" dialoca -tlona
. and fractures. ' What they had J
done and Hew they deserved, to-be held..;
up toi publlo reprobation never cut any
figure. They- had had, the temerity to
thwart eem of theU- laid plane.o
Ithe monopoly and tbewe With wnom It ..
trained that was enougB, - gometuaee
men were vlcUwislywSl aart out of mere
wantonness out of the 'mare pleasure ( i.
seeing a heiplesa victim squirm wlthnat
a possible chance to fight back. .The :
thlnge that were done In Portland la .
those days make the Mood or an Amerit '
can eltisen boll In the mera: oontempla- ?.
thm of them. - The whole community
was overawed as by a town bully; many .
men of meana wiu eame here to Invest
and aettle took one hurried glanee at
the altuatlon, then hurried on te rival
ettlee; th city was repressed, the en- .
try was jeproseed.. materially, w ly
-and menUlly, and Oregon, far r. er
than Washington la nature reaoui a.
largely , through. 1 thla h taflueno.
plaeed decade behind la th rac.
Thla waa the condition of affaire V t
The Journal flung forth He first a- I ..
banner. It did not look like a lis'
fant la. (hoe early days dnd Ha s - -glea
la a little while beoame palaC
behold.' .. 1
It wS at thla opportune aw
a party of the leading men ef '
earn together and deolded that
ewn good, for the goed of ta
state, for .th future good e
eerned It waa essential tt"'
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