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VOL. VI. no. nr.
PORTLAND, OREGON. SATURDAY EVENING, SEPTEMBER -21, ' 1907. TWO , SECTIONSEIGHTEEN PAGES. .. PRICE TWO CENTS.
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KING OUT OF PRISON
Prosecutor. Who Secured, His
Ijs Release Convicted , Man Will
: f Again Be Government's Star Witness
in Trial of Pending Conspiracy Cases
f Btephen A. D.'Puter, Incarcerated king of the land fraud ring, la
aoon to breathe the outer air of freedom once more If the efforts of
Francjs J. Heney, "who put lira behind the bars, are of a rail with the
president of the United States Theodore Roosevelt. Mr. Heney either
' has Interceded, or will intercede for his chief witness In case gone and
to come and ask tht the seven months yet to be served be wiped off
4her-booksndTelea8e given thenotei pi leaner; ; . ; , ; -
itrs Mr. .Hensywas in PortisTiamTrtiT!ourrtmiwa Ms sentence: Be-
short time sgo he spent joint timojn
the county Jail with Puter, and It Is
understood that from this meeting and
conference the release la to coma. Pu
ter was sentenced to two years In tho
county Jail, being given practically the
Umlby Judge Hunt, Be has yet aome
seven aqonthjs to, serve, and It la known
that he feels deeply the long aentence
Imposed upon him, while thoee convicted
for offenaes ander the same aectlon yf
the code wers given much, llshter fines
and terma to'sewe. .. v '" ,v
Publlo Surprised at Sentence.
Much surprls waa expressed on all
: sides . when Puter. was sent to Jail, for
ao long a time, as It had been currently
supposed his sentence would be light ou
- account of his great- service to the gov
ernment, during the . trial of Senator
Mitchell, Congreaaman Williamson and
ethers. When he was given two years
In jail the general piibllo sat up and
gasped at the great gap between . the
star witness of the government and the
immunity which It waa auppesed had
brn prepared for him.
. Since Puter haa commenced the serv
ce of his sentence a, continued effort
haa been made to aecura hla freedom.
The ' one person who haa been making
the most untiring effort In his behalf
haa been Mrs. Puter, who has labored
early and late to Induce the federal
authorities to shorten the time set by
the court for the punishment of the
noted land fraud artist. Up to a ahort
time ago, however, no Impression
seemed to have been made upon anyone
with authority to Intercede.
No one believed that Puter would be
forced to serve for as long a time when
FUEL COMPANY BUSTED;
ImONEY IS ALL ABSORBED
Cooperative Wood Company Goes Out of Business Ten
Per Cent Paid In by Those Ordering From Concern . I
"Went Into the Pockets of the Promoters.0
The Cooperative -'.Wood company,
formed for philanthropic purposes by
A. I Morris snd C B. Porter soma
time ago, la no more, and It Is hard
to find tha exact place of buainees of
the promoters. Incidentally . with-the.
eclipse of the company and the reces
sion from view of tho two promoters
comes the knowledge that the two man
took with them when they went out of
office and control all the money that had
been collected by them alnce the Incep
tion of their philanthropic scheme.
- In the place of tha Cooperative Wood
company Is the Cooperative Fuel com
pany, which la doing business on a le
gitimate baals and incidentally trying to,
make good for tle absorption of tha
two men who composed the former oom-
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PARH AMITE LEADER
- STRANGLES VCTIMJS
(Cnlted Press Leased Wire.) '
Klon City, Sept. II. Harold Mitchell,
ehlef torturer at the death of Mr.
Oreenlaugh Wednesday, is a stranglcr.
TTig "ttronarws-eenTlwe4 ef -ahle-by
Investigation of the many deaths at
, Zion City hidden under a religious cloak.
The testimony at the Inquaat ahowa that
a Mtas Toting died shortly after. Mltch
eH treated her to drive out demon
The authorities learn that the bodies
were kfpt for days by the Parhamltes
. In the hope that chanting prayers would
reetore life to Ihem. '
Mrs. Greenlauga had been an Invalid
cause of hla great assistance to the gov.
ernment In1 the- past trials It was - ex
pected that- he would be releaaed in a
ahort time.;, - - - '-'
- - Still am Important Witness.. :
More potent,- however, than what he
had done, for the government was the
expectation of what he would do when
the Blnger Hermann, the Butte Creek,
the Blue Mountain and the Booth land
cases came up for trial in the future.
In -these rases Puter ia the chief wit
ness for the government and It la not
thought that conviction -could be se
cured without his assistance. -. It was
expected therefore that he would bs re
time In return for' what ha would , do
for- the cause of the prosecution when
these cases cams to trial. " .
The announced Intention of Mr. Heney
to reopen the land caaea with the be
ginning of the October term of court
and his atatement that . he would be
here - to try the Hermann and Booth
eases by November 1 leads to the
strong belief that Puter will be out of
the Multnomah county jail before these
en sea are opened. It ia aald that -Mr.
Heney la now In conference with, the
? resident In regard to the matter and
hat tba order of release can be ex
pected at any tlms within the Immedi
ate future, - ':-
But for the 'colossal frauds " com
mitted by Puter after hla conviction
three years .ago he would never have
been obliged to do time, for It was well
understood that he was to receive Im
munity In return for the Information
be gave the government. -But his trial
waa- aoarcajy ended when- he began
forging state school land certificates
and selling then to eastern bankera and
Investors. , He and his confederates
cleaned, up over . 1100,000 -, by these
Some time tin A. 1 Morris and C. B.
Porter opened an office in toe Abing
ton building and ' made tho announce
ment they were going to "bust''- the
wood trust. They advertlaed that they
had optlona on large piles of wood and
They advertlaed that they
or wood and
i for rood fir
that tliny would take orders for
wood at It a cord, delivered within SO
days. They asked those signing up to
make a deposit of 10 per cent of the
total amount of their order, and ampu
tated that the wood would be delivered
upon the deposit of the remaining ki)
per cent In the German-American bank.
The explanation waa made that the, 10
Jrer cent waa to cover the coot of mak
ng options and dellverlea. They prom
ieod that at the end of the, season a
dividend Would be declared.
- A short time before September 10 a
meeting of thoee who had bought wood
and stock In the concern was held, and
(Continued on Page Two.)
for t0 years. She embraced tVe Par
harnlte faith, and whensher husband,
who did not loin tha rt'.'t. waa away
from home, Mitchell and bis compan
ions called at her home to give her a
treati.ienLThe rellgtougfanetlce be
lieved that all Hlnens was caused by the
presence of devils In the human body,
and attempted to drive the demons from
their aged patient.
The- treatment given Mrs
waa strenuous In the extreme. Mltch-
ell and his companion
their victim limb from limb, atrangllng
her to death and twlatlns her neck ter
ribly. When she cried out In pain they
aleefully shouted that the demuns ware
being Srlven ouu ....
PERILOUS CLIMB TO TOP OF P0ST0FFICK FLAGSTAFF. V
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KEPT HUSBAHD ;
DRUNK FOR YEAR
Widow of William Carithers
" Charged With Forcing I
- (Padfle Oosst Press teased Wire.) .
Lbs Angeles,' Sept.V i. Ths chsrgee
that William D. Cart there, a wealthy re
tired banker and general merchaotxwho
died In Los Angeles' October lT,'l0t,
was kept In a continued state of In
toxication the laat year of hla life by
his wife and I L- vogel for the alleged
nurnoa of obtaining possession of his
state la the remarkable allegation made
In a suit Iff tne aupenor court ay nuwn
Carithera; brother of the dead banker,
who auea to set aside the -will, which
bequeathed alj, but a few hundred dol
lars Oi tne estate a nn. vuiuni
HALLMAH SIMS WILL
BE FREE TOMORROW
Sentence of Atlanta Society
r ' Man Who Wrecked
Bank Expires. ; .
(Cslted Preee Uesed Wire.)
' AUanta, Oa.. Sept. II. Hallman Sims,
the young Atlanta banker snd society
man, WJio was sentenced to the- United
States prieon In April, 10S, for em
besslement of 1100.000 from the Capi
tal City National bank, causing the sus
pension of that Institution, will conclude
his term of Imprisonment tomorrow.
81ms was sentenced to serve six years
behind the bare, but his excellent con
duct has given him tha benefit of the
full reduction allowed by law for good
behavior. - '
81ms' arreet ana conviction causea
treat sensation at the time, aa he waa
one of the leadere In the younger set
of Atlanta society and a welcome vis
itor In every .home of the capital. Al
though hla defalcations caused the bank
to suspend. It paid dollar for dollar to
Its depositors. '
ROCKEFELLER TO BE '
' CALLED TO TESTIFY
(United Frees Leased 'Wire.)
Vew Tnrk. Sent. Jl. John D. Rocke
feller and the) five" great chiefs of ihe
Standard will be called to teal If y la the
rovernment'a suit to dissolve the Btanu-
ard. . i i
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ITeed Cry for Lesser Rpokann. .
8pokane. Wash.. Sept. Jl. The board
of county commissioners has- reduced
the city limits half a mile on the east
and a quarter an the west. The reduc
tion la due te complaints of sigh taxes.
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ASCENT, OP HENRt, EMMERT j WITH
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MAST HIGH IN AIR
Henry Enimert's ' Feat . on
Postoffice Flagstaff At
tracts "Big, Crowd. '
Rock-a-bye baby, tn the tree top;
When the wind blowe the cradle will
If the bough breaks the cradle will fall.
And down will come baby, cradle and
' This Is not what Henry' 3. Emmert
sarig this morning while clinging to the
flagpole on the postoffice building to
Insert a halyard through the pulley , at
the very top of the swaying mast, but
he evidently thought something sim
ilar. Five dollars Is what he waa paid
for accomplishing the perilous climb of
B0 feet sheer of the topmoat pinnacle of
the cupola on the federal structure i
cents a lineal foot If figured for the
round trip. Emmert required 10 min
utes to mount the pole and 10 . to de
scend. ' '
Postmaster MInto was In sore straits
yesterday when informed that the old
halyard had broken and Old Glory had
been 'cast Ignomlnloualy on a flight
whither the wind listed, and put In the
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NEW FEATURES: SPLENDID
COLOR PLATES. IT
Aerial warfare the next . deadly m-
Soldier of fortune who makes pro
fession of booming new eoun-
. tries. - ' i - ' - ......
Ingenious magic of savage priests.
Nobility and its relation to dead
hegdism. s ' ... -
Nixon's idea of a thirty-thousand--ton
battleship, , ,
Lightning is stored energy and
can be used as such.' '
Cruise of the yacht Gallilee.
Among men who work with' hand
or brain. 4
The written music of birds.
COrntcflpplernent Little Jimmy,
. Hooligan, Maud and all the fun
ny people. - Look and see what
. happened to them.
. All in yThc
Sunday Orcgoa .Daily Journal
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WEST TO SOLVE
Canada' Warned by Negro
ProhlemA AVhite La
. . fDnited : Praas teastd Wlra)
Vancouver, B. C, Sept. . Rev. Dr.
Robert -Johnston tf Montreal,- who was
in Vancouver at the time of .the antl
Hindu riot and attended the mass meet
ing, says; t ..!.' '
"W must not make ' In Canada the
mistake - made by the north - In the
United States. The nrth thinks It un
derstands the negro question, but It does
not. The east may think it underatands
the questions that confront British Co
lumbia, but it does not. The difficulty
la one that moat be solved by the west
men whom I saw In the parade
In Vancouver are not
rirr-rarr, but or
the rst class of working neonle.
"British Columbia- la Ihe problem of
Canada. .Isolated by mountains. Its
trade is naturally with the large and
important cities of tho United States.
It baa problems peculiar to Itself, and
everything In relation to it must be
considered very calmly and dispassion
ately by the people or Canada."
R O. MacPherson, federal member for
Vancouver, returned from the eaat laat
night. He atates that he waa mlsre
ported In the matter of the "Boston tea
party" In connection with his. remarks
on Vancouver's anti-oriental riot. -All
he said was that there was a nice little
party at Vancouver. The other words
were added afterward.
He say a oriental Immigration Is much
discussed In the eaat. but the govern
ment haa not yet arrived at any means
of adjusting; tne differences.
Sir William Haxlett. M. P.. chairman
of the unemployed of London, England,
la tn the city investigating Immigration
conditions. He saya the Chinese and
Japanese might easily be replaced by
good white workers from the old coun
try. - - - . -----
ANNUAL MEETING OF
ST; PAUL DIRECTORS
" (TTnlted Press . teased Wire.)
Milwaukee, Wis.,' Sept 11. Tha an
nual meetings of stockholders and di
rectors of the Chicago, Milwaukee eV Bt
Paul Railway company were held at
the general offices In this city todny.
The meetings were entirely of a routine
character and resulted In the reelection
of ail of the old directors and officers
of the company. .
DELL IS MURDERER
. 7 IN SECONDDEGREE
- (United Frew Leaasd Wire.)
Belllnghara, Wash.,- Sept. - SI. The
Jury, In the Pell ease returned a verdict
of guilty of murder In the second de
gree this morning.
Iell waa convicted of the murder of
Addle Roner. The -crime was commit
ted last autumer.
Former Grand Juryman Says
, ; District Attorney Ruick
m Told Jurors That lie Waa
Responsible ; for " Action
Taken by Them. .
Land Fraud Cases Will Not
"-Be Tried by Court Until
Charges Against Federal
Prosecutor Are Heard and
Facts Determined. :r
. (TJMttd Press Leased . Wire.)
Boise. Ida.. Sept. II. United States
Judge Whltson did not finally pass on
the motions raised on behalf of the de
fendants In -the land-fraud cases this
morning, ss expected. Instead he said
he would Inveatlgate-tbe charges against
Dlatrlct Attorney N. M. Ruick contained
In the affidavits of former grand Jury
men. There were of so serious a na-
George Latham, the grand Juror who
made the principal affidavit, waa tho
flrat wltneaa called. Attorney .James
H. Hawley took the witness. i
Latham stated that Ruick bad oome
Into the grand Jury room the day be
fore the indictments against United
State Senator-Borah and hla co-defend-
anta were returned.with a printed list
of those afterward Indicted. Witneaa
said tho dlatrlct attorney wanted the
Jury to retura indictments before ad
journment that day.
- Saya Snick Waited Outside.
' Asked if Ruick made any argument,
witness aald hoha made what "he con-
the district attorney declared that any
responsibility for indictments or convic
tions would be on his shoulders.
In answer to a question by Hawley,
Latham said that when the Indlctroenta
were voted he wanted to explain his
vote, but waa ahut off by the foreman.
Latham and Ruick atood outside the
door during the balloting, hla shadow
being visible In the grand Jury room. -"Kulck
came Into the room three mln
utea after- the indictments were re
turned' testified the witneaa. "Ha was
asked by Cunningham to leave the room,
aa there was something else before the
body. I believe he stated that he would
not leave until the bills bad been signed.
They were not signed until the f olio w-
lD WltSeae declared the Indictments werk
not read to the Jury, but only the names
of those Implicated. He aald the con
tracts were made at a lawyer" a offloe.
Several letter were read afterward to
the grand Jury.
KUrtory of Latham Affidavit.
- Judge Burch-then-took - the witness
for the prosecution.
- "How old are your he demanded.
(Continued on Page Two.)
FOR REOPENING BAH !C
Depositors Are Coming Forward to Sign fro Home Tele
' phone Bonds--General 3eeting of Bank Patron3 ' j
to Be Held This Evening at the rmory,
The movement among depositors of
the Oregon Trast at Savings bank to
taks telephone bonds In exchange for
deposits snd thereby place the bank In
a position where. It can resume busi
ness, has today reached a stage that
gives much encouragement to the pro
Large depositors in the old bank are
signing contracts to accept" Home Tele
phone bonds and stock for their de
posits. This Is In line with the plan
of reorganisation of the bank with
largely Increased capital atook and sev
eral hundred thousand dollars of new
At a general meeting ef depositors to
be held at- the -Armory tonight the
plan will be thoroughly dlsousaed, and
PRICES OF SEATS AT
It is back to ths woods with ths "tea-twent-thlrt."
It is woe to the gallery
gods and tribulation to the attentive
young gent and hie steady for the blood
4 will ref-!ee- to flow and the thunder will
not roll after the first of October for
leas than IS cents. In other words, tha
theatres of the city are going to boost
their prices all around and the good old
days of one dim 1 cents for the nlgaer
heaven aroma and lurid delights are
At a recent meeting or in newiy nr.
rantaed Theatre Managers' association
t waa decided to bs meet and n --
saxy to raise tne limit Just a luUe,
An! Eight-Story, : 200-Room
Structure Will Be Erected
in Heart of Business Cen
ter Buildings on Site to
HeTTorn Down Next JuTyT
Option Taken for Quarter
-Block Belonging to Burke
Estate Deal Headed by,
I Dietz-Mueller and Morgan
Sweet & Chapman. ; - y ;
An option on a lease was signed yens
terday which practically assurea the
erection, of a magnificent eight-story
100-room commercial hotel In the heart
of the bualneas center of Portland.
The site of the proposed hotel Is on
the quarter block known as the Burke
property, at the . northwest corner of
Fourth and Alder streets. The deal
waa made by a syndicate of Portland
capIUIlstaTTieadc by tha Slets-Muellaa
company and Morgan, Sweet A Chapman,
The latter firm has already built
number of large apartment houses on
the west side and a four-story business
block on Grand avenue and East Wash
ington street. The syndicate aecured
10-day option on a 19-year leae on t he
property. A large Sum is mnpey waa
paid for tha S 0-day eptton. during whin,
time the abstract of title will be pasaet
upon and the lease closed by the pay
ment of an additional sum.
. Begin Construction Vest July.
'Under the terms of the tentative
leaae the syndicate will not take pos
session of the property until July 1 of
n a v , vttar whan f ha lnuutl tiMlfl btf
the present tenants expire.
Immediately after the leasees assume,
control-of the property the old fram
bulldlnga occupying the site will ho
torn out and construction work on the
propoaed hotel will becln.
The-preliminary plan of the syndi
cate provide for an elght-atory 200-roorr
building, the lower floor of which will
be utilised for business Durposea. ex
cept space for the hotel office en.l
, Terms sTot Tet Vnbllo.
The terms of the leas have not beam
made public, although It la understood
that they are very similar to those upo i
which the ITalllng oorner at Fifth an t
Washington street waa leased to 8 wet
land. It Is considered an assured fur a
that the hotel will be built, as the inter
eats backlng-4he enterprise have ample
capital to carry out their plana. -
A number or efforts have heretofore)
been made to secure a long time len
on the corner at Fourth and Alder an t
several times the announcement w
made that the deal was about to t-
closed, but for one reason-or anoth
all previous efforts failed. The prop
erty la considered one of the best lm.
proved business corners In thejclty.
the result Is expected to practically da
tannine the future of the bank.
, Business Stan Sign Xrp.
Among those who signed yesWda
and today for exchange of dfj.onlts o
11,004 or ' more for telephone hrvl-t
were some of tho prominent bustnA-.-)
men of Portland and the stale.
George H. Williams lirne,i fr ILou i,
Jefferson Myers for 18.S0O, and othr
for like amounts.. An outntie (hh
signed for 116.000 in lieu of that amount
of money H had carried se a depoalt in
L. A. Coddlngton. of the Portland
Commercial club, algned for ll.oi oi
the bonda, Tha Commercial cluh. hlni
haa about 15,000 on deposit In tha bum,
will take that amount In bonds. i ;
Paclflo Railway at Navigation rotnpa. v,
which waa a heavy depowitor. win t ,
(Continued on Pagt Two.)
There It was decided thnt !,,
first of October ttmro won! I ,
beany 10-cent theatre mm, l i l
the Grand, the Star, the I v r , -. i
plre and Pantagc ti, i , , . t
alone will be rail" ! to 1
aame time the prl
will be raised fmm
ami 16. At the f'.na
will range from l.
to 31 and SO cenla
There will lw rv
charged at the 1 "
given out. Jt Is
Iness tnn have n i
to raise his pri.
' e t