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VOL. VI. NO. 176.
PORTLAND, OREGON, FRIDAY EVENING, . SEPTEMBER 27, 1907. -EIGHTEEN . PAGES,
PRICE TWO CENTS.
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Victim of Pair of BlaailepTimely
Arrival of Janitor Saved Dr. Lane From
Being Involved byl: the Conspirators.
-Police Look for Woman.
. t L. L. Mandelay, the North. Third street drygoods, merchant,
arrested this morning by Detectives' Baty and Hellyer on suspicion
of having been "one of the principals in the dastardly attempt tdi
blacken the reputation? of Mayor 'Harry , Lane; last' night Sirt" the
I Iamtlton-builtagyOBigssed- to,TDistr idt-Attorney John-Mamrirrg
at 2:30 6 clock Ihis afternoon tljat the efitire affair was:the result
of a clumsily concocted conspiracyALl'4 ... J!.rZ.L:-:.;..l ;;
Following the sensational confession.
Mandelay. closely guarded by ithe two
detectives, was taken to th city prison,
where he will be held upon the direct
; . ordera of the dlatrict attorney, pending
the preparation of an indictment. -
The confession, although lacking: in
some necexaary evidence ' that . will be
, developed later, proves conclusively thai
Mrs. Belle WaVraire's presence In' Dr.
Lane's office last night, , ber attack" on
the mayor and the subsequent breaking
'' In Of the door by Mandelajr'a companion
was not an Accident, but deliberate
plot to besmirch the character of the
ciuer executive or me cuy ana pave tne
way for blackmail. ' . i. - r
Mandelay's confession Involve Mrs.
Waymlre and a man named "Bedding,"
tor whom Ihe police are now scouri ne
ttle city. The orygooos dealer maintains
that he does not know the whereabouts
of either the man or woman but It la
thought that he is shielding them In
order to ai ford them sufficient time to
leave the city.
" A'l of the trains and boats are being
closely watched by the police and it la
v believed that every avenue of escape
' las been closed to the villainous pair.
".- Although "sweated" for several hours
' this morning by the detectives Mande
. lay. whoa establishment Is located ut
No. North Third street, atoutly main
tained that he was in no way connected
with- the plot and happened upon the
scene by accident. 1 He-explained ills
. presence In the building by stating that
'lie was suffering from an aching tootk
vand hud to consult Dr. Anderson on sev
eral oocaalona. Acoordlng to the first'
. story he told Ch.ef GrlUmacher and the
-detectives he left the dentist's -. of flee
and went out on Third street.
Reaching the sidewalk he found that
be had lost his handkerchief and he re-
turned to search for It. . Aa soon ss he
- beard tbe screams of Mrs. : Waymlre
and the subsequent breaking of the
glass. Mandelay - contended. .' that he
' ruahed to the street and was unable
- to stats with any degree of posltlveness
whether his companion Redding had
broken In the door to Dr. lens's office.
Of . Mrs. Waymlre, the fellow maln
'talned he knew absolutely nothing. --
Continued "sweating" failed to weak
en his story until this afternoon, when
again taken before Chief Grltimacher.
--r be replied in response to an Interrog
atory rrom me neaa or in. ponce- de
partment that he - "might" know the
i woman In the case.
POLICE BELIEVE THEY
: ARE HOT Oil TRAIL
" i ,
Chief Wappenstein Confident
Covington and Burilson.:
j " . Are in Alaska.
(Paelfle Coast Press Leased Wire.)
. Seattle, - Sept JT. Information
, which Chief of Folic Wappenateln has
svery reason to believe Is perfectly
trustworthy, was received by the police
. today to the effect that Frank Covlng
- ton and Charles Burilson, suspected
murderers of Mrs. Agnea Covington,
actually left "Seattle on the steamship
Santa Clara Sept. I, to engags In work
'at Catalla, Alaska. ,
According to this information a party
who waa well acquainted with the two
' suspects saw' them before the trunk
with the body of the girl came, ashore
on the beach near south Alkl, and they
' told him of having arranged to leave
. for Catalla.
The pnMce have the names of th
parties, know who the two young men
" were to go to work for, and have as
certained that Covington and Hurllson
had been well acquainted with their
; prospective employer, previously in this
The authorities have Implicit faith
In the correctness of the atory which
has resched them, .s
TAYLOR PRESIDENT . ; '.
OF UNION BOOSTERS
t'nlon. Or., Sept. IT. At a monster
meeting of the V nlon' county boosters,
J.eM at l'nlon, Frel O. Tsylor of Is
(Irsnrle s eler-ted president and
At .M ttwill of l'nlon vl. resilient uf
t u i. - . --.-v. t
That He, Was Made
"I am m the bablt of eating atthe
Haielwood restaurant every morning
ana may ; . have seen . . bar there,
Msndelay Is- said -tohave-totd Chief
arltamacher. - After securing the im
portant admission from the accused man
tne cttier continued his searching cross
examination .with the- result that Ilaiw
delay- completely -contradicted bis pre
vious statements by admitting that be
rbad -rushed Into the room after hla
companion, needing, naa- Broken, the
glass, door and accomuanled Mrs. Wv
mire In the elevator, escorting her as
lar as i nira ana waanington - streets.
Upon -securing - tlress f incriminating
admissions .Chief Grltxmacher decided
that District Attorney Manning was the
proper person to Inquire into ths mat
ter, sitting as -a- grand Jury.- Accord
ingly Mandelay waa taken to the Fen
ton building in custody of. Detectives
Hellyer and Baty.
Thore present at the-Inquisition-beside
District Attorbey Manning were
Deputy District Attorneys Haney.Aaams
and Uoser and tbe two detectives.- -
Mandelay stuck to his first story
that - he knew nothing whatever- of .a
conspiracy snd-waa In the building
solely to consult the' dentist Although
subjected to a rigorous cross-examination,
which caused the prisoner to per.
spire profusely, he would not make .any
direct Incriminating atatementa. -
"Take him. away and lock him up."
heatedly aald the dlatrict attorney, an
gry at being balked by the fellow, whose
every action Indicated guilt
Mandelav waa led from ths ennm mil
after reaching the elevator door sud-
aenty snowea signs or weakening and
requeated his captors to take him back
to Manning s ernes. When again taken
into the presence of the dlatrict at
torney Mandelay Anally confessed to -his
participation in tne plot. . .
The acneme was hatched it days ago
and Mayor Lan was under survsllle-noa
from that time till laat night - It waa
&lanned that Mrs,-Waymlre ahould visit
layor Lane In his office ait favorable
opportunity and place the doctor In a
compromising position. Redding waa to
bresk In the door and Mandelay was to
be th other witness. . '
He states however that b does not
know, what the consideration was to
be or whether ths conspiracy originated
with some of th "hostile interests'' or
waa purely and. simply a blackmailing
scheme. - - -
"w understand that both Mandeiays
accomplices were in ths city tods v."
said District Attorney John Manning
thla afternoon. . "I do not think they
have had a chance to get out of town.
"Ths police should have rounded
them up before thls.Asryet we can
only guess at th motive that was back
of the conspiracy, but that It was a
conspiracy there- is not, a 'shadow of
doubt. . ' . .
"Mandelay has told only part of what
he knows. He profeeaea not to know
wtiOinsptre4 the plot and not. to have
been promised any pay for his part in
It, but of course he la lying In making
theaa statements. We shall set all ths
facts before ws get - through." - '
Editors Protest Against Limited Associated Press Eeport
Caused by Operators' Strike, but Manager Stone -;
V; . Says That' Situation ; Cannot Be Changed. v '
(Speelal THtpstek te'Tb JesrsaLty
' Lincoln, Neb. Sept 17 Poor service
for western newspapers was th cause
of much dissension In .ths recent meet
ing of the Associated Press at New
York. C. B. Edgar of this city is said
to have .started a lively debate. In
which Hanrsy W. Bcott of Portland,
Colonel ' A-J. Blethen of Seattle and
other prominent western newspaper ed
itors participated. Edgar led th bat
tle for better service by addressing th
chair on the subject of delayed rsnorts
and he also referred to the slim re
ports received on account of the. operators'-
strike and probably because of
tendency of the Associated Preaa to
give a aort of haphasacjl service to Its
General Mns-r Melville Stone rtf
the Associated Preea, voicing the senti
ments of Ihe essiern publishers, said
thst he ws sure that the service was a It
tl.st It stioiiM hsve hen and thst the
I--. ... ..a x. - i 4V-4 ai.
Attack May Have Been In
, stiguted by, Some One or
More of Executive's Polit
v ical Enemies-The Police
Question L. L.' Mandelay.
Latter'Admits HeWas Pres
ent at Time of Attack but
Says That He Did Not
Know Mrs. Belle Way
l.Mrt.:. Belle Waymlre, who created
a sensation in Mayor Lane's office In
ntiHamnfonn&uIWIng last nTgnCT
has not! CQme forward with a state
ment nor nave the police yet placed
her under arrest.. The woman, llred
at " Montgomery ' - and ' - Eleventh
streets, southwest corner, but an at
tempt to locate her there: met with
the answer, "She is not known here."
It was reported that she was at her
IcdginKS in the morning. K'-p '
' . L. 1 Mandelay. one of the men
who wai near Mrs. Waymlre when
the attack was .made on Mayor
Lane, was taken to the city; prison
this morning and closely Questioned.
He denied that he was in the Ham
ilton building for any other purpose
than to see. Dr. 'Anderson,' the . den
tist, who- has' an office on the same
floor of the building and near that
of Mayor ; Lane. . He said that he
heard the scuffling and went to see
what was the matter. . - " ' '"
'Mandelay Is a shopkeeper at Ko. I
North Third street, and he declares
that' be. had never seen the woman
before he noticed her ' in 'Mayor
Lane's room, '.v f.-3'-.;"
. A' mysterious assault which for bold
ness and audacity ' hss never been
equaled In the annals bf Portland was
mad upon, Mayor. Harry lns In his
private offlc at th Hamilton building
yesterday afternoon at ocioca uy
Belle Waymlre, formerly "a waitress in
ths employ of th Washington street
establishment of the lUielwood company.-
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1 1 I Mandelay, proprietor of a store
at No. North Third street, was taken
to th station this morning by Officer
Baty and Detective Hlllyer and sub
jected to rigid questioning as to his
knowledg of ths woman's attempt to
besmirch the good nam of Mayor
Lane and is being held for identification
by a. D. Draw, janitor of th Hamilton
building. . . . .v.
Mandelay aamus naving- omn in
rnilldlng at the time oi tne assaun ana
having been a patient of Dr. R. W. An
derson. Hefl omits - having loitered
about th hall after finishing hla visit
to the dentist but maintains that he hsd
lost his handkerchief and waa searching
for it He disclaims sny connection
with th plot. If one existed, and says
hs is Innocent of any wrong-doing. ,
' Heroting f geeoad Xaa.
Th police are searching for th see
ond man supposed to be Implicated In
(Continued on Pag'Two.)
lowanc of copy. It was maintained by
Mr. Stone that th eastern newapapers
were satisfied, - snd hla position was
made strong by ths backing he reoelved
from members of th association who
were present and who represented newa-
f a pars the other aids of the Rockies and
he mlddl west
Kaatern wires were successfully
worked to some "points, snd on the
whole, it developed, the strike did not
effect . the esstern papers nearly so
much ss those of the west
The western editors did not think that
they should be mads to pay th full rate
for a poor service, and they aaked for
rehatae. Thla concession was refuaed.
Stone aald that It was costing ths Asso
ciated Press a deal ef money to fight
the operators' strike, but that tb asso
ciation was in the struggle for a finish,
lie was not in favor of concessions, and
he believed that It was the duty of the
members of th association to stand s
loss In th good of ths cause of downing
the union. ...
The western men will be forced to
Ishe what service they can get, as they
Ami amxJbsluUAiix sjavaUsV
President Roosevelt Plans to
- Bring Protracted Tele
' graph Struggle to an End
-Jfeill to attend Confer
ence -Wants Compromise.
National jOfflcers HaveNot
1 Yet Sanctioned Resolu-
tions of Nevf York Opera
tors Calling Out Men TVho
Work Leased Wires.
.' . (Special Dbpeteb te Tbe Yoersst)
Washington, D. C Bspt J7. With
Presidents RoQsaveit'a nnsineemeat
that he would consider the documents
that th strike leaders of the Commer
cial Telegraphers union bad prepared
for him,' eastern observers believe that
the turning point In the protracted
struggle between the operators and ths
companies had been reached. It Is be
lieved that the strike Is now on a safe
road towards settlement by arbitration.
Tbls has ' been all ' that th operators
have asked since the opening of the
trouble.. : ,.-..
The selection of Commissioner Nelll
to confer -with the. pree.ld. nt in regard
to - th present situation Wtween the
men and th oompanlea is also highly
siiaiBcicn-y to me . sinners. Nelll IS
very well qualified to handle the ques-
uua. xie was aenc to B&n If ran oisco oy
the department of commerce and labor
d urine ths first strike and- has been ac
tive in ms errorts to arrange a basis
for compromise during . th existing
In the '- meanwhile"- the resolution
passed by the New York operators call.
Ina- out the contract operators on the
reas and brokerage wires is hanging
Ire for lack of national aanction. Pres.
ident Bmall. who la in St. Tnla m.
fuses to discuss this phase af the ques.
tlon, nor, will h fix any dete for the
rrobable Issuance ot an order calling
heee operators out It ia believed by
Smalt that the president's intervention
is certain, and that th contract men
will work during ths pendlna- nee-otla-
tlona. Small la greatly pleaaed with
NelllU attitude, and would like to have
htm appointed umpire to. settle th dif
ficulty. ... '
Attorneys In Trial of Tirey
' L. Ford Meet in Sharp
; .Verbal Encounter.
(Paelfle Coast Press Leased Wire.) :
, San Francisco, Sept ST. Max Mam-
lock of the old boodle board of super
visors resumed th stand this morning
for cross-examination in th . trial of
Tlrey L. Ford. Attorney Rogers for
th defsnss immediately began to tangle
th witness, jumping from on point to
another with ambarrasslng rapidity.
Mamlock swore on direct-examination
that he had -borrowed $1,100 from An
drew Wilson, another of the boodlers
and present state railroad commissioner,
:- Rogers attempted to get the wttnsss
to say that he had borrowed th money
from James I Gallagher, but this Mam
lock flatly denied. " - ,
"Now then, w will show you your tes
timony before th grand Jury,- declared
Rogers, : reading flora th transcript
wnere Mamlock had stated that he had
borrowed money from Gallagher.
"Oh, yea, I remember I borrowed that
to pay back Wilson," answered Mam.
. A shsrp exchange her followed be
tween Attorneys heney and Rogera over
the tatter's Interpretation of the testi
mony of Mamlock before th grand
,U' Well. If what I have stated Is hot In
ths transcript 1 can't read,' declared
"I don't think you can. myself, "
flashed bark lieney, "except when you
want to read it your own . way."
"Well, I won't have to take lessons
from you, retorted Rogers.
Judge Lawlor brought the two wrang
ling attorneys to order snd Rogers then
secured the admission from Mamlock
that he had been In favor of the over
head trolley ordinance and would have
voted for It If he bad not received any:
Kx-8upervlsor Sanderson who fol
lowed Mamlock could not remember of
any of the other members of the board
having mentioned th fact that the
Vnlted Reilroada waa seeking a fran
chise before It came up for final
passage. -However, he admitted that he
dad heard rumors to the effect , that
there waa to be something In It
"Did you get eny money In connec
tion with the matterf inquired lieney.
"Yes, I got 12,000 from Un Gallagher
, Sanderson rauaed the prosecution
Quite a shock by denying thst he even
espected to receive any money for his
vote and did not know of any bribery,
until he received tae Sueaey Iroi Air.
flslUJjiCfc '' ' , ' ,. - v...
Total Amount ' of Home
Bonds CTaken ' Reaches
250,000-$50?000 : of Ac
counts Exchanged for Tel
ephone Securities Today.
Phone Paper, Drawing 5 Per
Cent Interest,' Looked
Upon ' as Better I- Invest
ment Than" Savings De
posit Drawing Only 4.
Encouraging progress was mad to
day- by th Depositors' association
fft M tVan aattit assise Kg jyt Mt fawsi inm , an
u mi is s es a sasa ews aa s at sj in vt A eu asM s
reorganisation of th Oregon Trust . A
Barings bank. Nearly $50,000 of sub
scriptions to '. Horns . Telephone bonds
Th total baa now
reached about 1260,000, or mora than
on quarter of th amount nscesaary.
Judge A.' E. Reams, who Is serving
wltboytcharge to th depoattqrs aa a
notary" to take acknowledgments of
their claims, -mad the following state
ment: ,-.'...;.-'.-,- -
A great many inquiries are being
mad at th rooms of ths Depositors'
association of the Oregon Trust sV Bay.
ings bank with referenos to telephone
bonds and stock.
Better Than Sank Xnterewt,
, The plan of reorganisation Is proving
a wonderful education to th publle as
to stocks and bonds. Many depositors
aven ask what a bond la They are told
that It Is simply an Interest In a mort
gage. . That all of th property of the
telsphon companies is mortgagsd to se
cure the bonds and the Interest which
they draw. They are, therefore, guar
anteed, to draw ( per cent- . This is pay
able on th Htb of October and to ltth
of April of each year.
' "Depositors were satisfied with 4 per
cent Interest on their savtnaa accounts.
and ought to be pleased to make th ex
change for a aeourity drawing f per
cent In addition to the Pond, the sub
scrlbsr is given half sa much telephone
stock aa he take in bonds. Ths bond
and th accompanying stock ought al
ways to maks ths security worth more
than the depositor would pay for It -"Th
telephone company made a eon.
tract with Its construction company to
put in the telephone plants. . The com
panies ngurea now many pnonea would
have to be Installed at the regular price
to pay t per cent Interest on the bonda
provide a sinking fund to psy off the
bonds, pay ths running expenses of the
plant and guarantee s per cent dividend
on th stock.
Dividend WW tneresas. . - '
"Hsvlng found out how many phonea
at the regular price would be required
to bring in thla amount of money, the
construction company then agreed , to
Install the required number of phonea
Whenever this number Is Installed then
the plant la turned over to the telephone
company. From that timevon It la plain
that th stock will draw at least a I
per cent dividend and that this dividend
will Increase aa ths business ef the
In the case of th Omaha company,
th stock which is given with ths bonds
la what Is called "preferred stock.'
That la. the . other stock has waived
enough of Its dividend for a period of
10 years to guarantee at least 4 per
cent dividend arter tne piani is com
pleted. Blnce th depositor gets only
half as much stock aa he does bonds, hs
would. If the stock drew a i per cent
dividend and the . bonds per cent In
terest bs earning 1 per cent on th
Tasosaa Plant Vserty Completed.
' "The Tacoma plant Is so near com
pletion that many or tne oepoauora pre
fer Tacoma bonda to Omaha bonda Tbe
reason for this Is. that thla stock riven
aa a bonus will berln to draw dlvldan.
earlier than the Omaha stock, slthcAgh
the brtnds of both companies are draw.
Ing Interest at per cent per annum
DO"5't has been reported that ths Bell
Telephone comnanr might buy up ths
stock of ths Automatic corapanlea. This
Is not correct because all of th stock
of the Automatlo companies Is pooled
for a period of seven years, mat is, it
Is blocked up In a truat company for
seven years, and tne subscriber takes
a trustee certificate for the stock which
entitled him to the dividend and which
he can sell, tns earn as ne could the
stock, but which cannot b voted at a
stockholders' meeting. This gusrsntees
as-alnat the Bell company procuring
control of th Automatlo system.
Depositors Prefer Bonds.
-All toe-ether the Plsn Is verv at
tractive and as th depositors become
Informed ss to the true condition rf
these securities, they almost unversally
prefer them to leaving their account
stand In the bank. Many of them rec
ognise that If the receivership continued
they would ne paid in small payments
of 10 to IS per rent as the money
would be collected by th receiver. This
would glvs them their mnnev In such
small amounta that It would not do
them much good and they, therefore,
prefer to help .out the plan of reor
ganisation, i . : ' f
gerring Wttboat Pay
While the subscriptions for the bonda
ar growing very rapidly, all must en-
late that It must be necessary to
dispose of 11.000.000 worth cf
tnese nonne nernre tne bank enuld
reopen. Those In charge of Ihe reor
aaulaatlnn plan aeem n be verv con
fident that thla can bs accomplished hn.
A A Aboil JVew' ' --aj;'
Scion of Carltons of New
York Dying at Forest ',:
".':"" Grove.'"..,. '..":--.,
' (Soedsl Dispatch te Tke JeersaL) .
Forest drove. Or, 'Sept 17. George
Carlton, whose relatives ar th wealthy
Carlton family of New York, was fatally
lburnedheroWedncday night In a fir
which destroyed an old school house
in - which he lived. - Carlton was a re
mittance man and he has mysteriously
refrained from 'ever giving any of th
history of his life or of his relatives.
. Carlton waa a hard drinker and be
had been in Ibe bablt of Inviting drink
Ing friends to his home for carousals.
Early Wednesday evening four' men
were seen to enter tne old Dutiding and
the men evidently drank, their fill and
afterwarda retired, Carlton remaining In
ma room wnere me rire star lea. ni
saya that the laat he remembera he waa
reading a paper near eoal oil lamp.
Ana it is tnougnt that ne leu asleep,
turning the lamp over ss hla head fell
Spon ths table. He waa so - badly
urned that he cannot recover1. : .
Crl ton bad been In the employ, of
ths government In India and JapVn.
ne nas traveled toe wona over, out
whiskey got the best of him and he be
came the black sheep, of the fsmily and
was sent west '
. family rromlnent.
Forest Grove. Or., Sent 17. George
Carlton, who waa terribly burned here
Wednesday and who will probably die
from the effects aa his condition grows
worse, is a brother of & Everett of
Carlton A Co., 6 Baver street New
York; also brother of Carlton; of the
firm of Carlton Morat. ill Front
Street. New York.
Georgs Csrlton hss slways refused to
give the address of theee brothers, it
said, snd yesterday he gave them to
Dr. Edgar Brown, who haa telegraphed
them. He had the names of his broth
ers In a handbook.
Carlton waa offered the embassy to
Calcutta. India, by General Grant
TO GUARD PRESIDENT
DURLG CANTON VISIT
(Halted Press Leased Wlre.r
Canton, Ohio, Bept 17. Preparations
are being made to entertain loo.ouu
visitors on September 30. when Presi
dent Rooeevelt dedicatee the McKlnley
memorial. Secret service operatives are
hers to complete arrangements to guard
the president Soldiers - will - guard
Roosevelt along the parade line and de
tectives from all big cities will be pres
ent ... - , - .
OF MURDER CHARGE
(Special DisMtrh tn Th. loarasLt
Condon. Or Sept 7. At the second
trial of Joseph B. Thompson for the
murder of Alex. Goericke In December,
1104, ths Jury returned a verdict of not
FACTiOH DESERTS PARTY
Nomination of P. H. McCarthy Causes Split in the Labor
Union Party of San Francisco Eagan's Forces Leave
the Convention on Finding It Is . Programed. .
.' (Saeelal Clspstek te The JearaaLI
.' San Francisco. Sept 17. P. H. Mc
Carthy, familiarly known as "Plnhead"
McCarthy, was nominated by tbe Union
Labor party last night On faction of
ths convention left th hall in disgust
when McCarthy was declared victorious.
McCarthy Is a friend and advisor to
Schmlta, and Is, It Is alleged, going to
attempt to perpetuate friends of th
graft administration In offlc. Mc
Carthy haa ruled over the Building
Trades council Ilk a dictator and he is
not very popular among hla fellow
unionists. lie fought the electricians
when they were on strike snd because
one union of linemen did not bow to hla
will he had their charter taken from
them. McCarthy asks union labor to
supnort the ticket which he heads.
McCarthy, about eight yea ra ago, was
an engineer in the California hotel, and
Be directed the arfalrs of the unions
from his engine room. Kx-Mayor
Bclimltl took the lender under his no.
lltlcsl wing snd msile htm prt of tbe
flchmita-Kuef nrmnlxAtlon. Hueh con
servative and Influential lefulrs of la
bor ss Waller M Arthur mi. I An.lr.w
Fumseth opposed the unions kkIiis Into
politics hut Mi-t'nrthy am m oimhi lutntr
of coming nut of bis cnvlne rumn sn.
kl'm m 1 t;. itmifl rnntifV an-1 fume
e. s 1 - h ' f i- 1 .-I VfM"., (--hrolt. h' -l
k 1 1
Idaho Senator Says He Is
Prepared to Go On Wit-ness-Stand
If It Is Neces
sary, but Case ' May Be
Thrown Out. ;
Sweet Believed to Be After
' Immunity; Contract, but
: Prosecution Does Not Need
Confession of the" Govern
or's Old Partner.
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Boise. Ida.. Sept 17. It Is
s - learned today through the gov -
eminent attorneys thst several
- wltneasee in ths Borah case have d
e been approached by Defendant
Wells and told to make false e
statsroents 'In court. Ths" wit- d
w nesse have eonfeaaed to the of- e
4 flclals and Joppeltn, en of the . e
Sj msn approaohed. will go on th
w stand this afternoon and tell ot d
d tb attempt to Influence him.' - e
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Boise, Ida.; 8ept 27. "I will certainly
take the witness stand in my own de
fens If I am given an opportunity,"
declared Senator Borah today. "It may
be, however, that th court will take
ths eass from tb jury when the gov
ernment has finished introducing testi
mony, upon the grounds that there ia
an insufficiency of evidence. - You may
say that there are many things con
tained , in . th opening . statement of
Judge Burch which we wllL never dla-.
put. It will not be seriously contended
that there was no fraud' in connection
with th land entries in specific in
stances, but w will deny tha.t they were
general or that they formed any part of
a conspiracy in which I . was nn.
cerned." - '
William I. Sweet an nearer In M
yesterday and his presence there cause.1
general apeculatlon. Sweet waa called
before the grand Jury during Ita ses
sion and, it was reported at the time,
had made a confession which, it was
later asserted, he repudiated. It Is now
reported thst hs haa rnma tn ...
m pmira. m securing an immunity
contract and haa made overturea to the
government agenta. Those In charge of
Uie prosecution, however, aav that they
do not need the teatlmony of Steunerf
perga early partner. They say that all
th documents which Sweet formerly
had and which throw any light on the
alleged conspiracy ar In posseaslon of
the government anri ki ,
Lnot needed. " " "
United States Attorney Rulck will to.
day eeek to establish the connection of
Ex-Governor Steunenberg with the al
leged land fraud conspiracy.- Thla he
hopes to auceeed In doing throuah the
testimony of United States Senator Ad
dison Foster of Waahington and that of
A. B. Campbell, the Seattle millionaire
whom be tried to intereat in Boise lands.
Th contract entered into between
Bweet and Steunenberg is considered by
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of political labor circles during th tint
b was nursed by the grafteri.
Throughout the prosecution of th
boodlers and bribers McCarthy has
maintained that Schmlta was "all
right' Ruef and be fell out when the
eurly boea went back on Schmlta sn l
gave his testimony to lieney end Ln
STk ued Salns Schmlta an l
those higher up." McCarthy aeenied
to believe that It made no difference
whether the administration wss nm.l.
up ef thieves end bribers but eald ins
Issue wss "shall the unions go out of
pontics or not and hss not the aniens'
Alliance been dominating the gr.ft
prosecution?" McCarthy knew ss w i
as he knew his own name that tlie ( tt
Ixene Alliance bad noming la Ar, wi.i,
the graft proaecuilon and he u.e.l t
name of that erasnlssilon wlHi -u--'...
erate intention of atlrrlng up -i -.
hatred. lie partly auccs.iled In i.
O. A. Tveltmoe. a aitnervtsnr in...ui.
en oy nenmus, alter tne rr.Kn.
one ot the b"ar.l. has l.-i
orcanlslng the labor purif l i
leg IL -iflchael t'a'ey t, , l ',
K"snti, hath rt-renetit ' I .f t
rlM.s of unloniiita, i.(.m.Mm.
ml d-mril ihs li
'tme sme ro.i nm
.e party. I . kui n
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