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ARRESTED r skIk
FflB IIRFI : . :
1 Ul L1ULL 1 I Reductions Made Contrary -f SJW ' H " ; : . -,
-v...' - v - y . to statutes Requiring ai- u,H hi , rn i linn
''-'y ''TPvy.- I - " fidavits-Stevens Annuls VnTTii
Warrant Is Eead to Victim
TOo Is Then Forced Into
7 Auto and Hurried Aboard
- Saved by Friends; ; ; . :
San . Franctaco, - Sept. 28 Kld-
naced in - broad -daylight : in tha
busiest part of Van Neaa . aTenue,
Fremont Older,' managinf editor of
, the Bunetln and an 'earnest workr
; la . the grafV proaecntlon, waa - for
' aeren hours last night lost to all his
. friends and acquaintances. : After
1 six hours"of fruitless search by the
full force of Special Agent Burns and
the entire police department of San
Francisco,' Older was located ., on
board &! Southern Pacific coast line
train en route to Los Angeles -..-An
argent telephonemessage, the
serrice of a Los Angeles warrant,
': authorized late Friday by Judge Car
roll Cook of the superior court, the
'I. flight of an automobile to Redwood
City' and then close captivity lit the
stateroom of the limited train this,
,ln brtef, was the , manner In which
the bold attempt . of x.the t kidnaper,
was carried out. ' ; '
' It was at t.lS Friday 'erenlna; while
h was in the off lea of Assistant Dis
trict Attorney Heney that Older rs-
' celveA a tslcphon messac to come at
once to the Savoy hotel on a mattur
. of urcenlmportance. He was In a
room with Heney's partner at the time
and was waitln the arrival of Rudolph
, - . pepnties flask WaRaass, , -
- Oldef left word for Bpreckels that ho
- would return within a short time and
started to walk to the Savoy. As he
fssed the main entrance of the bulld
nm in which la located the. offices of
Calhoun's deteotlve agency. In charite
of Luther Brown. Luther Brown him
self, a constable from Los ., Angeles
county and two deputies stepped
suddenly out of the doorway, and
the constable flashed quickly be
. fore. Older s eyes two warrants from
(Continued on Pace Three.)
DEPOSITORS TURN OVER
$100,000 FOR BONDS
Single Subscription of $33,000 Expected to Close Up Rec,
: ord Breakings Day Depositors' Association Urges '
..' Every One Holding Account toOLend Assistance. 1
:It la believed that today' bond sub
scriptions by depositors in the Oregon
TrMst Savings bank will reach the
' sum of 1 100.000. a record-breaking fig
tire. A single subscription of 135.000 Is
expected to be closed up this afternoon
and the remainder ar smaii aeposus.
Should the small Depositors continue to
come la, and not hang back with the ex
" pectatton that others will subscribe, the
requisite amount for enabling the bank
to reopen may bo subscribed within
the next two weeks. ' s '
The Depoeltors' association hss hopes
Of Inducing the bulk of the depositor to
enllrt In the cause within the next wwk.
It Is raid that whntever Is to be done
must be done quickly, and the workers
are exerting their ettorta to arouse the
burs ward onea to a realisation of this
laot. The bank's reorganisation cannot
ti -lerlnUNly txkfn up until the bank la
of It pr"-nt biirdnna. an.l nf
tin-No f "TvmoNt In th rtnlni of rl"
) I i r M. '1 '!. V Mr ntw IretTifcT OT.T.-I
LI , . : : . "
(Jovenior.Stennenberg'Askcd Campbell ? to Have Repub
l lican' Boss and Senators Foster and Spooner Stop In-)
- vestifration of Timber Land - Frauds - in Idaho. '
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. . (mitrd - Prrai l, Wire.) wish -you would ask Foster t' hold
Boise, Idaho, Sept. 21. That United
States Senator Addition Foster of wash'
Ington was - asked to Intercede on be
half - of - Ex-Oovernor - Steunenbera, to
oall off ' the Government Inspector 1 U
U; s'barp, was the startling testimony
of A. B. Campbell this morning-.
"Any time, you can make an appoint
ment with Senator FosterJ again wrote
Bteunenberg-, "I , ean come. , This, fea
ture of the timber deal Is retting Into bsd
shape.' Sharp, 'the Inspector, and local
land people, have worked SO secretly
tnd With so much deception, even with
heir friends, 1 have not been able to
lenrn the situation, much less do any
work. .If it: fe. not ask In a too much.
rvnonltors' aaaoclatlon, containing - the
following advU-e: , .
"Kvery depositor having an account
of 100 and over In the Oregon Trust
St Pavings bank.' must support the re
habilitation plan to make It operative.
It la the only feaalble project whereby
the depositors may obtain dollar for do.
lar not later than January 1. 1901. It
has the endorsement of everybody .who
underetands the system. If you have
not - already . suherrlheft for your pro
rata In telephone bunds or bank stock.
filease call ut room ll. Larayette tjuild
tig. Hlxth and Washington streets and
secretary of the Ieposlt-
Kmnriat ion, wtll rurnisn you wltn
full particulars. It Is IndlKpensabiy
reqiitilte for every depoattor to act
promptly. Iteposltors aaaoclatinn head'
qusrters open daily from o'clock a.
m. to t a'rlock D. ro.
Rwelvet 'Devlin, who la advising de
noaltrtt to sign applioatinns for Ilome
Td"rtinne bonds, wtll remain on duty
at the hank this evening until o'clock
I rcil.lont J. K Day, Of the Peposltore
ii .i liit Ion, Herrntacy Richmond, and
! Kjimes will also be in sttend
., nm lHtt?r to aerve as a notary
r - iinmi) iia destra te prere' taeir
PORTLAND. OREGON, SATURDAY'
;l Function of County Court) - , .: : "V
m ' and Equalization Board. ' H I L ' ' I . , ,
Uham off until I can meet the Senator.
In an earlier letter he stated that tha
tie-up -of 12 timber claims was Hiving
the wrtr much bother, but that he
had faith that through Campbell and
his friends he would soon have tha so
lution of the problem.
Barber also first brought In the name
of Horah. telling of visits to the latter
In Boiae. This testimony was admitted
over objection of the defense, but wit
ness did not relate what occurred. The
witness said Sharp came to Spokane,
and at that time he received the first
Intimation that anything was wrong In
the transaction. Ho said Bteunenberg
later requested him to see Mark Hanna
and Senator Spooner and. have the, In
vestigation Of the frauds stopped. Ha
did not comply. There was no crosa
examinatlon. ; ; ' ' t
Through T. N. Seale, assistant cash
ier of the Exchange National bank or
Spokane - the prosecution has com
menced to trace moneys from James T.
Barber' and Htimner. u. jnoon in mu
Claire, Wisconsin, to A. K. Palmer at
Bpokana tnence io uonrnor . omuii
berg her and finally Into the tha
hand of State Senator John Klnknid.
who turned It over to the ntrymen.
Seal was not allowed to, go Into tha
ledger accounts this morning. Judge
Whltson reserving hla decision until this
afternoon. Cashier Howe Identified de
posit slips of Palmer showing receipts
for $45,600 from Moon and. Barber.
-. Malok Tnde Fro be. ..
' The special grand Jury which Is' In
vestigating the charges of misconduct
sgatnst District Attorney N. U Rulck
In securing the indictment of Senator
Borah and others, has extended the
scope of Its Inquiry far beyond what
waa originally Intended. The charges
agalnat Rulck were contained In an af
fidavit 'of the former grand Jurymen,
who stated tha attorney had "made an
r,iim,nt while -thev wre bringing In
dictments and had refused to leave the
room when requested to do na by one of
their number. The new body however,
has determined to go into all the ru
mor that are being circulated regard
ing th official - .'
One report which seems to hav been
Industriously circulated Is to the effect
thst Rulck 'Was paid by the Western
FMtaration of Miners to secure this ac
tion by the grand Jury. The investiga
tion thus far. It Is said, baa not been
very productive in bringing out startling
evidence bearing on the alleged motives
of Rulck. A woman was called before
the bodv veaterdav to relate a con versa
thm she heard bearing on- the case-. Ho
far aa can beaaacertalned. the woman
testified that she had been sitting near
a - widow during tne rtaywooo - trial.
whn she heard Fred Miller, . attorney
for -the labor leader, remark: "Oh,. we
wltlVget Moral!, all right." It Is re-
portAJ that tha woman told the Jury
that th full significance of the remark
did not dawn upon her until she heard
thnt Itorah had been Indicted.
eppoalng counsel in the Horan case oo-
ACoaUauad oa faaa XhxeaJ
EVENING. SEPTEMBER 28.
Without authority of law. Sheriff
Steveps has taken It upon himself
to reduce taxes of people In Mult-
nomah county In a large number of
cases probably more than 100 in all.
In explanation of the redactions the
sheriff exhibits a "file of so-called af
fidavits" which - are merely" signed
I statements, .neTer tavlng been sworn
before a notary public or .other of
ficial empowered to administer an
cath. ; '.;",; '''"" ":' .
: A . reduction of an asseeement .. from
I3S.0S to $11,060, and a corresponding
reduction of I2J4 In tba tax la perhaps
tha most glaring of the unauthorised
reductions on tha county tax -roll.
This was In th case of th Nott Davl
company. On Jun I, 10, George H.
Towler. then manager of th company,
submitted to Assessor Slgler a worn
statement that his company had tax
able property worth 128,055. Assessor
Slgler accepted this estimate, and after
making a reduction of 'IS, charged i th
company on th roll with 2,060 on
which to pay tax.
- Signed Blaa Affidavit. -On
April 2 of thle year, W. Miller
who succeeded Towler aa manager of
the Nott IXivla company, -went to tha
sheriff's offle and stated that the- com
pany on March 1, 10. had taxable
property worth only 112.050. and that
Towler had mad hi statement without
authority. Th statement of Miller
was placed on a blank affidavit and h
signed It, but be waa never sworn by
a notary or other officer. Deputy
sheriffs administer verbal osths In
such cases, they say. but th law does
not permit a deputy sheriff to admln
ih th form Is empty.
When the county clerk extended the
tsx rolls, he found the assessment of
th Nott Davis company to be $2,050
and computed the company's taxes at
1411.80. Th roll a were then turned
over to the sheriff for collection. Re
lying on Miller's suegea arriaavii. in.
sheriff chlrgea, off 224 of the com
pajiy'a taxes as error, snd collected the
remainder. $192.80. Th alleged affi
davit, without notarial signature or
seal, IS preserved on file a an explana
tion or tna reaucuon.
Other deductions Mad.
Other case where th hr1ff has
reduced taxes are: Mortgage, uuaraa
tee Trust company asseesed at 8S1.
and and taxes amounting to 81 . Th
sheriff took $8,000 off th assessment.
charged $128 of th taxes off, and col
lected $88; T. T. Murphy had taxes
amounting to $12.80. Sheriff charged
orr is or ne im. T'
sesaed at $400 for household furniture,
mad a statement that his furniture
was worth only $200. and th taxe
war reduced by the sheriff. P. Wors-
ler secured a reduction In assessment
from,$00 to ! $00; Mr. J. Wnjilwlck
from '$400 to $76: H. Oberg $800 to ;
$150: J. J. Zlmmef from $300 to $75;
A. C. Newlll from $R0 to $.'.00; Mr.
A. J. Wlnsor from $300 to $100; J. J.
Nonaft from $800 to $100.
Mrs. Oeorg Wintwnnn compiaineo
of an assessment or $" on a steam
launch, signed a so-caueq airiaavii
that $200 waa enough, and the sheriff
mads the reduction.- There ar lit of
th alleged affidavits on file, a few of
which represent double sseesamsnt,
or. lnstancea whera the person had no
froperty to asseas. But In probably
00 of the cases the sheriff reduced th
assessment made by th assessor.
Aeta om aVepeed Xw.
"A repealed provision of th law which
authorised th sheriff to oorrect double
assessments and similar errors is re
lied upon by the sheriff to Justlfyhls
action In reducing sssesamenta. The
section Is 8141, which wsa repealed by
the legislature. It follows:
"Section 8141. Whenever the ass
snr In any county, through mistake or
otherwise shall return as taxanie prop
erty a greater amount than should tx
assessed to any person, th sheriff mi
remit tha evcean uoon the Derson own'
Ins such property, or his sgent, making
affidavit that toe same wa wrongruny
assessed, and giving, under oath, a list
or ail nis nniprny iMBiiun,
and th sheriff shall report the nnme of
the person and the property so Illegally
asseaaed. and shall be credited by the
county court with such exceea.
Sheriff Without Aathorlty.
ITven If the i sheriff had vallil sffl
davits as his authority for reducing th
taxes, this section, gives him no power
PirFJIl 111 " , III m '""'" .".niii-n,,
where'a person has been nwnml with
the same thing twice or liaa been as
sessed with property h doe not own,
according to the opinions of prominent
ACeaiUsued oa fax a .2 kit.)
1907 TWO SECTIONS-48
Mayor Lane's offices In th Hamilton building" ar ' ehown in the" above
drawing. sPoora 2 I th reception room
th sensational seen of Thursday evening occurred. Th aoor or room ft
waa not locked, nor waa th door connecting th two offices, ' Th door
broken In by th conspirator waa that opening from th hall Into th
private office. ' . ' ' '
PROBE lODil FRAUDS
" "" r- - - -T- . . ,
Next Federal Grand Jury Will Investigate Unlawful Ac
quisition of Lands on the Umatilla Reservation
Many Indictments Are Expected.
Waahlogtoa Bura of The Joorsat) " I
. Washington Sept. 28. Oovernmnt
officials here expect that startling ac
tion will be taken by th federal grand
Jury In Oregon which convene soon.
Among other line of tnvtlgatlon in
spectors and special agenta hav been
re-covering th ground In th cases In
volving th 'recent acquisition of lands
on- tha Umatilla Indian reservation. In
dictment ar expected, on official say
ing there might be aa many aa 80 In
and near pendletom . , '
The Umatilla reaervation land were
originally sold to th white In mo,
after all the Indiana had received their
Individual allotments. A large area re
mained unsold. Th unsold lands dur
ing th past few years hav been sold
under successive acts of congress, and
th claim Is mad that manv persons
hav been guilty of violation of th law.
t?.nii. t-i of theaa antrie have been
under investigation, of which 101 hav
been relinquished to the government.
It is from this list of 101 that th of
ficials here look for Indictments.
They make It clear that by no means
all. of these 101 who relinquished are
susceptible to prosecution, as some
were unable to comply with the require
ments of th Interior department and
wer guilty of no wrongul act. But
they allsg thst many committed un
lawful acts knew they wer doing so
and should b punished.
While car will b taken to differen
tiate between the Innocent and the
Suilty, It Is said th uthorltlj in
regon probed oeep. sparing no" man
of high or low degree. The policy la
first lo b sure before publishing any
names, thus avoiding Injustice to In
nocent persona, which has several time
occurred In th paat.
Th alleged wrongful act on th
Umatilla reservstlon grow out of ths
purchase f lands which remained un
sold after th general Bale of 1800.
Under the act of March 8. 1885. each
settler was allowed to purchase 10
TOR MEMORIAL TALK
(tslted Press Leased Wire.);.'
. Washington, t IV CL. Bept 18. Presi
dent Roosevelt will leav tomorrow for
Canton. Ohto where On Monday he will
make an addrea ax in oniciran
th McKlnley national monument. II
will leav Canton Immediately after the
conclusion -of the exercises for Keokuk.
Iowa, wher he wilt Degin Bis trip aown
AT ATLANTIC CITY
. (Caltea .free Leasee Wire.),
Atlantic City. N. J- Bept 28. The
American Publlo Health association wiy
hee for Ita thirty-fifth annual
aeasloa next week. The initial meeting
.ti k. k.M uim.iav when the Ameri
can Aaaoclatlon of Registrars of VltsJ
8tatlstlca will be merged ss a section oi
th general organlxallon. i o iirsi hu
eral meeting will b held Tuesday.
NEILL CONFERS WITH
U nites Trei lease. Wire.)
$lt. Louis, Hcpt 28. Commissioner of
Labor NelU admitted today thst he nn.l
ITeslilent Pmall of the teleifrm i
were In conference last nlsht. Sin . i
now on his war to rblcnito. Co",
sinner Nelll dei llned to slate the n .
of the conference or whsther he
asked to aviaa mediator la turn su.
PAGES. ... PRICE. TWO
and adjoining hla private office wher
acrea of unttmbered and 40 acres of
timbered lsnds. If It waa lor his own
us and occupancy, ami It waa stipulated
that thev make no contract bv whlco
the title would Inure directly or Indi
rectly to the benetit or another.
Charges ar made that many bought
lands with the distinct understanding
that they would sell to others, thus di
rectly violating the law. A prominent
official said: "You. will be saf to
ueas that th coming grand Jury In
Oregon will be aa busy ss any of
predecessors, fteuhauaen has been dl
reeled to throw himself unreservedly
Into such work as Bristol may desire.
Olavis from Oakland la selected for
Oregon because of his special skill In
lerreung out evidence.'
When shown the foregoing dispatch
United States Attorney William C.
Bristol said there would be no federal
grand jury called at the present time.
As for the rest of the allesations In ref
erence to the Umatilla casea, Mr. Bris
tol closed up like a clam and refused
to say anything for publication. . Ha
said no Injustice had ever been done to
Innocent parties snd that .hs wished to
make that clear. The dispatch from
Washington was undoubtedly In refer
ence to the blanketing of a large num
ber of homestead claims In Oregon a
matter on which Commissioner Bellin
ger set th seal of his disapproval
while In Portland this summer snd said
that it would not occur in the future.
T. B. Neuhausen aaid that he had
done nothing in regard to th Umatilla
casea. . .
"This work was under the direction
of Mr. Dixon, who formerly had charge
of the first field division. At no time
have I participated In the Umatilla
cases and therefor am not In a position
to state what the situation Is In east
ern Oregon. It Is true that I hav bean
assigned to aid Mr. tvietoi and Mr.
Heney In the coming land fraud trials
snd so far as I know there will be no
further work fpr me to do save to pre
pare ine evidence in tn case coming
up for trial.
"Ixuls R. OTavls. who comes to suc
ceed me as chief of th field division.
will hav tha work of looking up th
evidence In any new cases that may
come up for a grand jury but of this
I know nothing.
? FAfTS. FICTION. Fl
EVKRYTHTJKT THAT ANT READER CAN TDKSrRB la to be fonmt m
this Mammoth Newspaper. All the news. Interesting fiction, and tha
best comio supplement ever seen in America.
BOMB OF THE. BEST WRITERS IN TUB WORT,P contribute to the
success of the Hunday Journal. You cannot afford to miss it. There
' will b so many things In It which wUl Interest you.
HOUHEWIVE9 WILL BB INTERESTED In th srtlcl n Short
Weight and Scant Measure .which exposes an annual theft of $.,
' ooo. '-'-..
'ALL OREGON "WILL ENJOT th story of Harrlman'n trip through m
this stat. Joe Smith, who followed the railroad magnate, r el airs his ar
', experience In moat entertaining manner. . -
s BRAND NEW FUNNIES ; :
THE BEST THlNfl TOU EVER SAW tn tho Una of romle enplemenfs
Is to be found In the Sunday Journal. Some new feature l.nve l.n
-added and th advnture of AmbllkiuS Teddy will amuse young sn l
THKRE IS MONET TN LACOHTF.O A prominent New T : i- l.-lia .
' how a smile brought him mJlilons of d"iir.
IOHTLANI) WOMEN WHO WRITE nslnn t-!'s s
Ing facts abinit authoresses of the Hos t'ny.
TRAVKI-INO WITH MARK TWAIN Port! in, I
with fsnious humorist on "Qnaktr 'Hv.
TWO t.i:ASEf WIRE! AND AN t'NK ' 1 '
The Journnl Is belter soulpped to .!. r . , .
nnv i.!l'.-r picr In the wst.
T f f T T T '
Was to Be Paid Sum for Fol
lowing Woman, He Toltl
West Mrs. Waymiro Re-
Hours Before Scene. :
According- to atatementa mad
thla afternoon to the district at--
torney. E. K. Raddlnrr boasted
several days ago that ha expect-
ed to puloff a Job for which h
was to ge ' si.uuv. wuwtnm
1 under arrest, ss la L. L. Man-
delay, both being held aa accom
plices In th plot against Mayor
Lane. Mrs, ' Waymlre, th wo
man In th case, la still missing.
It la known that ah was living
with Kidding and W. F. Bell,
but gav up th premise (last
Thursday morning, only a few
hour ' before - th sensational
occurrences In Mayor Lane'a of
fice. ' Mrs. Waymlre'a relations
with Bell and Racing are under .
Less than a month ago E. 8. Red
ding, arrested laat night for complicity
In tha alleged attempt to blackmail
Mayor ' Lane, admitted to . Secretary
John. West of th Palntera' union that
ha waa- on tha trail of a woman ami
a wealthy Portland business man In th
hop of securing damaging evidence
Last week West again ,aw RaddlnsJ
and th lattar told him, he says, that
h hal about finished His Job and ex
pected to secure $1,000 for hla part onj
Wednesday night of this week.
According to West, who gave an ac
count of th affair to the district at
torney this morning, Raddlng appeared
4n the painters' headquarters tn Irew
hall on Becond street, wearing a new
suit of clothes. West playfully drew
the lapel of Raddlng'a coat bark and re
vealed a deputy sheriff a badge.
Raddlng laughed and explained that
he had secured .permission to carry ' a
gun because he feared someof the untotk
men wer "after him."
Later he met West again and when
th latter spoke to him about the baln
li replied that the real renson he wore
it waa that he waa on the trjU of a
woman who waa mixed up wltaj a rich
Portland man a north-ender," Wsst
ays Raddlng called him.
"I am watching them all th time,
aid Raddlng. "and expect to get tn
evidence w want against them beror
llist week West met Raddlng again,
and when asked how hla can waa com
ing out he replied: .
T,I hav Just about fixed It up. and
expect to catch them Wednesday night.
If I do there la going to be about $1.00
In It for me." .. . , . - , .
C M. Jlavbl. Pacific coast organiser
(Continued on Page Two.)
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