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VOI VI. NO. 155.
PORTLAND, OREGON. TUESDAY, EVENING, SEPTEMBER 3, 1907. SIXTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS SJIF'lAr $53
IS TO BE
Roosevelt ' anrFknator.- hulfonaVili
Cease Hundred Defendants Who
Are-Still"' Untried Will"Nevef " Be
Brought to Bar -
Prosecution of the Oregon land fraud
is at en end. ": ' .. ? j- 7
With over 10 "lndlctmenta atlll pend
ing and. over 100 defendant still, un
. tried, the' government aaa tacitly ealled
. off the doge of war. Franele J. Heney.
ever came to Oregon, and William J.
. Burns, the famous sleuth, till come no
nor. to tM state to carry terror Into
the hearts Of violators of the land laws.
. . rnited States District, Attorney Wll
" irt C Bristol, upon whose shoulders
"tie mantle or Heney was te fall In the
further conduct of the prosecutions, Is
.v slated for removal from office and hie
. i political foes are already eagerly debet.
' log the choice of a euocesaor.
. No Incumbent of the office ha a-ever
"' worked harder or more ' sealously than
Bristol, but when eongrese convepes
next December he will be without a
' friend In the Oregon delegation to urge
rl continuance fn office and there Is
he strongest reason to' believe thet
President Roosevelt will not even send
in his name to the senate for reap-
. polntment . T
; .Bristol Hast O-o.
When Bristol was placed In office it
' was with the distinct understanding
' that he would continue to hold It until
the land fraud prosecutions- had- been
( disposed of in the trial courts . and
to this plan President Roosevelt wee
' supposed to be" definitely committed.
But powerful political Influences have
been at work ever elnce Bristol's ep
. polntment. with the twofold object of
ousting him from of flee, and prevent
ing the resumption by Heney of the
" prosecutions. - With the presidential
campaign close et hand, it la believed
V; that Roosevelt , has abandoned Bristol
t0Thebltter feud which existed between
the president and Senator Fulton Is vlr-
- tually at'an end and amicable -relatione
have been reestablished. Fulton hss
1 been after Bristol's scalp for more than
a year and he is now actively aided by
Bourne, who expects to name the next
' appointee to the office.. - And Roose
; velt is expected to acquiesce In Bourne s
V choice. . .
It was not easy to Jar loose the bull
dog grip of Frank Heney. but this, too,
has at last been accomplished. It is a
- vaarilnot he tried -the Blue .Mountain
' case, the last of the land fraud prose--cittlone-
to- Oregon - to be brought - to
trial, and ever- since that tima rumors
nave neen current irem ume i um
"eiat He was soon to return ana resume
thisteinrlc of sending -offenders against
HIGHEST PRICE FOR FLOUR
Situation Firm With Prospects of 'AdTance to $3.90 a
: , Barrel Shortly, Which Would Bd Record for ; . ;
This Season in
Export flour I today. selling at the
highest price for thU period of year
- for overJS year."" The 10 cents a bar
rel advance which waa put'on the price
yesterday advanced the -value to $!.
a barrel. Knowing ones In the flour
' market predict that within a very short
time the price will be advanced another
10 cents a parrel, making the price S.0
ithe highest on record for this time
of ryeafr-an4-th-. highest . for, any part
of the season for fully tO'yeara.
Never before, has the flour a tuatlon
been so firm at the start of tne yea aa
iJ thfftlme; The situation, is an eye
ODener even to the veterane f the buaT-
S5a? who have seen some high values
. in their days. In some seasons there
1 1. t am rn.it Press lieaaed Wire. )
j.At.A n, Hant. I. B. It Harrl-
man held a pajama reception In his
. apeclal cat.hortly..lf oro.l. o'clocKJhi s
momlrig. greeting Mayor Reddy and
other loading Cltlxens who ware on hand
n Inform the railroad magnate con
cerning the rloh'Bt reelon on the coast.
JUninmn was mutt inUrested and.
Huge Political Deal
the land laws to the penitentiary, ut
the months have slipped away and still
he did not come. . - v v
---i-'. Xeney SJtripped of Vowea.
"The -explanation has at last come to
light. Though willing and anxious to
resume the prosecutions. Heney found
himself suddenly stripped of the means
to carry on the fight. From Washington
came the significant Information that
the department of Justice had no funds
with which; to carry on the trials. Then
Heney found thet his own charges for
the services already rendered In past
land fntud cases bid been hung--ip In
definitely. -If he 'resumed the prosecu
tions, it would be with the strong pros-
SDUity mat ne wouia not receive m. cent
for his service and might even -find
himself without the aid of -the secret
service men and land- agents who have
played ao large a part In .procuring the
evidence in past esses.
In a word, the munitions of war had
been withdrawn. Inspector T. B. Neu
nausen. formerly -assigned to the duty
of aiding - Heney and ' Bristol in the
firosecutlon of the land frauda, hae been
nstructed to confine himself to the
ordinary duties of his position. He no
longer oceupies offices with District
Attorney Bristol, his headquarters hav
ing been removed to the custom house
building, and his corps of special agents
now devote their -attention solely to the
rou tine examination of everyday . land
office -business. - r.
SrUaaee Is Badly Scattered,
V Much of the evidence npon which
pending - Indictments were based hss
been scattered to the - four winds et
heaven.. Some "of It is in the posses
sion of Neuhausen, some Is In the hands
of Heney and Burns or Irvln Rltten
house, some of It la held by Bristol,
But seorces of witnesses wh6se testi
mony would be essential have ecattered
to other states and the task of bringing
them back would be an enormous one.
Among the more noted of the men
who were Indicted by Heney . are -ex.
Congressman Blnger Hermann, accused
of complicity In the Blue Mountain
frauds; R. A. Booth, formerly president
of the Booth-Kelly ISlimber company,
and John Hall, former United States
District Attorney. There are' many
more of lesser note, but there -Is no
likelihood that any of them will ever
be called upon to face trial.
If the Improbable ehould happen, and
they should be brought Into court to
meet the charges of the Indictments. It
will be by some new prosecutor who
knows not - the -waye of Heney and
Bristol and who will have to find out
for himself on what evidence the In
dictments were based. - -
Fully Ten Years, f r " -
have been high value at the start of
the'year, with slumps In prices Ister on,
but vthls year, will likely prove en ex.
ceptlon to the general rule, for there la
every prospect at this time that not
only will -the present price be main
tained, but that the value will be added
to aa the demand from abroad growa
. o rloat Shipped Te. - - '
. The milling fraternity believed lest
season;, when The high mark of flour
values waa made, that It would be
many swison - before-- It -would - be
reached again. - Today, before a single
barrel of new flour hae been shipped,
the price has already reached the high
est mark of last season, and the season
Is just starting.. What the market will
', (Continued on Page Two.)
asked for literature, giving a .descrip
tion of the Rogue river valley. He
promised to make an extended visit
here next summer and go hear hunting
wlrlt htir sona in the Attlee country,
jsjhere he waa promised plenty of sport
. Harriman was accompanied by J. IX
Farrem, who left him here to Inspect
the eonl mines around Medfordv iater
rsturuing to the north. .
- -: VIKINO SHIP AKRIVIXa "WITH QUEEN HARRIER
Last Jlonth's Stamp Sales
yShow. Great: Increase 0?er
1 ame Month Year Ago.
I,- .'' .
'Portland postal receipt continue-to
Increase from month to month and the
stamp sales for Augnat were ttR.(92.07,
an increase over August 1006,. of. $4.
70t.it, or' 10 7-19 per eentv August Js
considered . the dullest month of ; the
year In point of stamp - sales and the
receipts this year are exceedingly grati
fying to Postmaster Mlnto.- . -
The sale would have ' been much
larger lest month had an order for
about ' il.OOt worth of privilege - en
velopes' been filled by the department at
Washington. ' This order waa .held up
for some reeeon and could not be count
ed In August pales, but will count In
the September figures. Had the en
velopes been Included in last month's
salea the per cent of increase would
have been the largeat ever recorded in
any August in the history ft the Port-
land-posteff loe .
To one who visits the . local office
every day the increase tn business Is
very noticeable. Lines of people are In
constant formation before the stamp
and delivery windows. Clerks on duty
are busy from the time the office opens
until it closes, attending to the wante
of the patrons. This.. condition held
true in- August, despite the fact that
thousands - of Portlanders were away
from the Sosa City on vacations,
POLICEMAN MURDERED -BY
.. ' (Pacific Coast Press Leased Wire) "'
Ban Francisco, Sept. I. While at
emptlngt -arrest one- f -three yotmg
roisterers at 4 o'clock this morning. Po
liceman Ed McCartney was shot In the
throat and Instantly killed. - The mur
derer and his oompanlona escaped.
JOURNAL SERVICE NOV BEST Oil COAST
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- United Press. This announcement is of the greatest importance to the people of Oregon and the north
.west, because it means that The Journal readers eft to have the Teatest news service of any afternoon
newspaper in the Oregon country. ,: ' v
By this latest and best addition to The Journal's features a new era in Pacific coast Journalism is
begun. It means that everything that happens on the Pacific coast from San Diego itf . southern Cal
ifornia to Seattle On the north, including all the territory-tributary-to each, is 'carried by a . leased wire'
directly into The Journal's offices on the day that it happens not the day after it happened. ' "
. The United Press is the only service on the coast that is able , to offer its subscribers any such
service. It "is the only news gathering association on the coast that even pretends to get Pacific coast news '
for Pacific coast readers. ' , : ' ; -7 ' ' " T , :
By it headquarters have been established in every city of Importance on the coast in San Diego. .
' Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Sacramento, Oakland, San Francisco, Portland, Tacoma and Seattle.' ' -
. j .Between each of these cities a trunk telegraph line a leased, wire controlled absolutely by the .
' United Press and the newspapers taking its service, is operated. ' This wire has ita own operatorsmen
' who are paid the union scale of wages that is now demanded by the telegraphers of the Associated Press
and which that company.. refsses to pay. This means that The Journal's operators are the best men that
.can be found anywhere and it further means, that there will be no interruption of the. service by strikes
or any other cause. '. s ,! - -.' .
But unrivalled as The Journal's new Pacific coast service is to be, it is not thereby neglecting its
eastern news reports, At the same instant that the new coast-long leased wire went into Service a new
and unequalled coast-to-coast leased wire began sending its news from every point in the United States
-and every world center on the earth into The Journals office. In the eastern part of the United States,
alone the editorial staffs of more than five hundred of the best papers in the world are working night
and day to see that everything of interest to Pacific coast readers and to the people of Portland and Ore
gon is collected and sent exclusively over The Journal's new leased wire to this paper.
Nothing can happen' in New York or Washington or Chicago, in Paris or London or Berlin, but
it is gathered and sent immediately to The Journal And The Journal publishes it the day that it happens. .
. No other paper In Oregon caa begin to equal this service. The best they can do is to publish a
part of the news on the second day when it is no longer news. The afternoon papers with the Asso
. dated Press service are so slow that competition is practically eliminated, - even In eastern service. ' -
This acmristtae ts an expensive one 4t 1 making i nejournarone
. V I. 1m In 1i m witk V.
that The Journal must be kept the
Maxhine Politicians Angry
at Pedagogues Who Lis r
' tenedto LaFollette. U
" .(United Press Leased Wire.
; Pittsburg. Pa Sept, I. Effort are
to be made, it is said, to discipline the
Allegheny county school ' teachers who
Thursday' crowded around Senator -Rob-ert-M.
La Follette to hear the closing
Sirt- of his speech on "Representative
overnmant," after h had heen driven
from Carnegle'a Music ball, where the
teachers had aesembled, 1 ;
La Folletee'a attack on machine poll,
tics angered. Superintendent of Schools
Hamilton of -Allegheny county, who la
a machine man. Several of the teachers
fear that efforts wlU be made to drop
them from the rolls. - " -
Machine politicians ' wilt see - thet
Senator La Follette' advice to Inform
school children fully of the methods of
the trusts snd their Influence on repre
sentative government is not adopted in
the Allegheny county schools. '
Several membere of the school beard
are in favor of adopting La Follette's
ideas. There will be a clash between
these opponents of machine - rule and
other-members,- who-ere strong organ
isation men. at the next meeting of the
board, when a resolution denouncing the
treatment to which La Follette waa aub
jected will be introduced.. . - (
UNION; FARMERS AT
LITTLE ROCK TODAY
(United Press Leased Wire.) "
-Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 8. Hundreds
of union farmers are In attendance to
day at the national convention of the
Farmers' Educational and Co-operative
union. Over a score of states are rep
resented. Many important problems. vi
tally affecting the agricultural Interests
of the country will be discussed during
the - seestons of the union. The union
Is moat perfectly organised . In the
southern states, where, with the South
ern Cotton association, It -praotlcally
controls the price of the fleecy staple.
nan..1, ftn t i-tai , V, RAfhifl tt fit ,rtr- mflA
biggest, brightest, belt newspaper in
AND ROYAL BUITB.
HAKE GRAB BAG
OF FULTON'S TOGA
Cake, CoeyMulkey and UTten
Smack Lips at Sena-a "
Worship, 'vr w-!"
Harry M. Cake Is after the toga now
worn by United) States Senator Charles
W. Fulton, and will undoubtedly-make
publlo announcement of hi candidacy
for the Republican-nomination for the
of floe within a few daya. While Mr.
Cake himself will neither affirm nor
deny this statement, the affirmation 1
mad by close friends who allege that
the race has been decided upon and tne
course of campaign mapped out.
Mr. Cake stated this morning that he
had been closely , considering the ques
tion of his candidacy for some time, but
as yet had not' reached any definite
conclusion. He eald that until he bad
canvassed the situation more fully he
did not care to make a poaltlve etate
It 1-taken-for granted In political
circles, however, that Mr. Cake will
enter the battle within a few daya and
will at once commence an active cam-
ralgn for the nomination. Already
here are two known and certain Candi
da tea for the office, and aeveral who
are hovering In the edge of the shadow.
Senator Fulton Is out for renomlnatlon
and reelection and has about completed
an extenalve tour of the state In the
Interest of his candldacv. - At Corval
11s not lone sgo he outlined his posi
tion on various questions, snd, by so
doing practically laid down the plat
form upon which he will go before the
Frederick W. Mulkev is also out after
the toga with great earnestness and la
f etttnr ms rrienns ana supporters into
lne for the campaign In the coming
spring. W. 8. U'Ren, father of the In-,
ltlatlve and the referendum, and pro
moter of the corrupt-practice act. Is one
who Is snrtoosed to be planning to break
Into tne ring at the proper time, though
aa vet hs has held aloof from any state
ment- te-that-ef feet. Dr. H. W. Cos Is
also supposed to be tossing political
straws into the wind in an effort to de-
( Continued on Page Three.
tr"vne most costly papers in
t f Th, Tivila mmA
Supreme Court Reverses Rul
ings in Referendum Cases
. the University. Appropria-
Sherif f Stevens Defeated in
Feeding of County Pris-onersAnti-Pass
to Be Submitted to Tote,
. (Special Dispatch te The Tearaal.)
Salem, Or SspC tvln all three ref
erendum eases of Robert L. Stevena va
F. W, Benson, John F. Logan vs. Sec
retary of State F. W. Benson and Eu
gene Palmer and Cyrus H. Walker va
Secretary of State F. W. Benson, the
decisions of the court of Marion county
were reversed today by the supreme
court, and the people will ballot on the
three bills. All three opinion rendered
today were by Judge lakln.
1 heee three oases were the reeult of
referendum petitions presented against
the anti-pass bill, the bill for the regu
lation of sheriff's fees in boarding of
convicts and the state university appro
None of the petitions had the warn
ing clause at the head provided by law,
and the petition against the university
appropriation had part of the title of
the aut omitted besides. On the advice
of the attorney-general the secretary of
state filed the first two petitions on
the ground that the warning clauae was
not absolutely essential and he refused
to file the third on account of the omis
sion of part of the title,
Suit waa brought by Sheriff Stevens
enlolntng the secretary of state from
filing the petition on the bill concerning
the feeding of convicts and the case was
decided in his favor by Judge Galloway
of the circuit court of Marlon county.
John F. Logan, the real author of the
anti-pase bill, also brought suit against
the petition against that bill and also
won the esse. Both tnese decisions
were reversed on the ground that the
legislation concerning the warning
clause was only meant aa an aid in
carrying out the provisions of the act
and was in no respect mandatory. -
The Palmer and Walker vs. Benson
ease was a mandamus suit brought to
compel the secretary of state to file the
petition against the university appro
priation bill., This wss lost In the low
er courts, but today won before the su-
Freme court, so this petition will be
lied and the law be referred to the
people, . .-
Creek Indian Crosses the Divide. -
(United Press Leased Wire.)'
Vlnlta. L T.. Sept S. General Pleas
ant Porter, chief of the Creek Indiana,
aged (, died here this morning follow
ing a stroke of paralysis.
OilE HE FOR EACH CASE
Acting Police Court Judge Disposes of One Ilundred and
Twenty-Two Cases iiwtecord Time No Court
For rapid dispensation of Justice. Act
ing Police Judge V. K. Strode holds
the world's record, having tried or oth
erwise disposed of III case In 111 min
utes In the municipal court this morn
ing. - The exceptionally large docket
waa due to the fact that there were" ao
sessions of . th. Oak street "Justice
foundry" on Saturday, Sunday or yes
terday, ' '.
'As the result of the two hours and
two mlnutea of strenuous, rapid-fire ju
dicial Interpretation of the lews made
enriched to the extent of f 471 from fine
and forfeitures. icvery character of
oasa. from drunknneaa to assault with a
WOMEN B-ARRED FROM
- (Pactflo Coast Press Leased Wire.) ' "
Stanford University, CaL, Eept 1-
A" number of senior women who at
tended the University last semester and
who .returned-toe- late te rcl-"r this
r. have been refu.1 r, r.
ihe ground that the lm.it r-t i- 't'l ii
been r-R'.h1 I'.1 t r
coui-4 l'e t I 1 f
out, A '
Verbal Skirmish Engaged iu
When Yuma Valley Kick..
e'rs'Ask vinat itesolutioni
California Delegate Sidea
lain Gifford PinchoU v
Scores Laxity of Public.
(Paolflo Coast Press Leased Wire.)
- Sacramento, CaL, Sept. I. The - firs
clash on - the floor of the national ir
rigation congress between the Turns
valley "kickers" and the. friends of the
reclamation service occurred this morn
ing immediately after the 1,009 as
i sembled delegates " had been, called to
order by President. Chamberlain. . , "
X disastrous skirmish for the kick
ers. They were squelched before they
were fairly started. Delegate Matbew
Dougherty of the Utah delegation led,
the "kickers' fight He took the floor
and demanded that the resolutions
which are to be presented to the reso
lutions committee be first reported to
the convention at large. President
Chamberlain thought such action waa
not - necessary, but Dougherty was in
sistent Delegates Baker of California ,
came to Chamberlaln'a relief.
meported om Title.
- "Let the resolutions be reported by
title" he suggested, "and then if there
is to be any debate it can be carried
on after the resolutions committee re
This was ordered and Dougherty re
tired. Gifford Plncbot of the forestry
department was then Introduced and ad
dressed the convention. Mr. Pinchot
said in part:
- "We are In the habit of speaking of
the solid earth and the eternal hills aa
though they, at least, were free from
the vicissitudes of time and certain to
furnish perpetual support for prosper
ou a human life. This conclusion is aa
false as the term Inexhaustible applied
to other natural resources. The waste
of solj Is among the most dangerous
of all wastes now In progress In th
United States. . .
Bnormoua BoH Wash.
In 1190 Professor Shaler, than whom
no one has spoken with greater author
ity on this subject estimated Nhat In
the upland regions of the states sou t fx
of Pennsylvania, t.000 square miles of
soil had been destroyed as the result
of forest denudation, and that the de
struction was then proceeding at the
rata of 100 square miles of fertile soil
"No seeing man can travel throur't
the United States without being struc
(Continued on Page Three.)
new ior Tnrco Days. , i
dangerous weapon appeared on the bine,
ter. The manner in which the magis
trate, who I temporarily sitting In th
place of Judge Cameron, dispose 1 of the
various casea puta him in the front
rank of ellglblea for the police Jm1e
shlp In the event the latter Is success
ful In his fight for gubernatorial hoo '
ors. - -
Cf 44 drlvere who were arrested foe
leaving their teams untied on the piihwi
streets. In violation of the ordinance,
! were assessed $2 costs aple. e, eixM
forfeited IS ball spleen and seven caxoS
went over until later In the wk.
"As there wa no moral turpitude l.
volved In any of these casos." si I
Judge Strode, "and the fart that to
(Continued oa Page Thirteen
have been placed on th"
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arouwd bv the f '
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