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r Utm Of SIEVE
"icx-Sheriff of Baker Said 4o Hayei Been
inaaoyea oy, i)ien, : vno LooKea tor
Revenge Because i of His fActiviiy in
Steunenberg Case This Is Emphat
pMkl Olapatck to n ImtmiU 7
' Bakr Cltj Or., Oct. 1. For ,vka
ftlanda of Btv Adatna hava benon
aty U.ll na no wUiey have rot ran."
cttod. Harvey Brown thla mornlnn when
4 ralnitd conjch)uns lor. a faw jno-,
oenta. Tbtf injured man la rapidly alnk
In and U appeara certain that tbara la
(to chanca for Wa reooverjr.tH . t , ,.
; Brown had known for aoma time that
be had been ahadowed and knowing the
aperato character of , the men who
were after htm, had determined to ,ieae
thla part .of the country. Ha had made
til preoaratlona to atart for California
nd waa only waiting;, to make another
lean-op 'in hla - placer mine .before
fbandoning aaatern -Oregon forever. "'.
"When I catfie In from my mine, yea
(erday afternoon v a man' followed me
home,'- aald Brown.' "X atrolled down
town laat nlffht and while on my way
home I met another chnp whom I recog
nised aa a py- I epoke to him but he
refused to amwer and I hurried on, hop
ing to reach home aafely. Aa I entered
rni- gate there waa a blinding flaah, and
then everything became black.,' I can
remember nothing after that. : -
"I feel poaltlva that the attempt '(o
asaaaainate me ia the reault of my Work
in tha eteuuenberg taee, I waa tcstru
teental " in the apprehenatom of Steve
Adams and X honestly, believe that ever
since that time -bis friends Ipave, been
on mt trail.' --r : -- 1
Brown Upsed Into . unconsr:ioomieas
again and it is believed that ha 114 die
within ,the next few hours. -. ,.t.,t '
It is learned from Edward Flynn bat
Brownt has expected death' for eonie
time. He informed Flynn . laat Satnr-
aay night that he had been trailed an
that' he expected that an attempt to as-
aassuiate him wouia be made. v. y
Baker City. Or.. Oct.. 1. Chief of Po
lice Jackson has telegraphed to fipokane
ror arry --uraper a oiooonounaa and
they are expected here tomorrow morn
ing. . No clue haa been obtained by the
police aa to the persons who dynamited
ex-eneriir narry njwn. jivery precau
tion baa been taken to prevent the es
cape or the dynamltera from tha city.
It la the opinion of Chief Jackaon and
Mayor Jones that the persons who com
mitted the crime are connected wun the
Steve Adama case, aa Brown was the
man who arrested Adama.
TlctiM of- dynamite hutqlao b. 'A'T v V 'v . t
Important , Question to .'. Be
Bronght Bef oreeople,
and jfany Seem" to Favor
. the Project Bonds Could
Be Issued, r ., " ...
Salt Lake Connection "Would
Bring Many People Here
. and Afford Transportation
for f. Products Kept Are
Out of Eastern Markets'.
(Continued on Pace Two.) - j
WORK STARTS OH RAPIDS
n i. :.. t .1 -rs :'.T ! T 1 JT. -X n. -
uovernmeni xorces negm jtemovai oiuosirucuon mw
lumbia-at Umatilla Snake luver .Is Also Being-, -
'.'" . m ." . V ' 'ITT-. A A VT 1 it T X : 1 . '. . ; V .. .
Carrying a large crew of workmen and
i in v charge ;. of two' experienced Jrwlf t
' c4ir boatmen, a t0x"19 tiriU aoow left
; Alnarla yesterday for Umatilla rapids
m .the Columbia, where tha government
mirtneer are about to (ommenoa the
ask. of removing the' obstructive boul-
rs and ledges of rock that interfere,
th navigation. . It la part or the work
progress with the view of aecurlng
open river far into the interior of
e great crop neita or ' in racmo
Bleating Will continue ai tne raprae
w mnmm time, 'rnera an inrae auanu
ea of rocka to be removed although the
nrlnenra am not seeklna TO Rain a
rr-mt denth of water at thla time but
rather a atralght channel ao low water
Vaft may navigate with safety at the
west stage of the river, or when the
Jurrent is the swiftest , ;
Another drill acow la finishing the
fremova) of the rocks at Taxsaa rapids
Vn Ike Snake river near Blparla and will
noif shl ft to the Palouse rapids and Pine
,Pree raplda, further down 'the river.
Where a etrala-Mer channel may he ob-
'ined by blasting away tne protruding
lid that split the .river into narrow
and boistemna furrowa. making that
portion of the river extremely difficult
of navigation. . ' '
The Taxaas 'rapids have always been
eonnldered the worst obstruction ifi the
Bnake and now that they have been
made passable for ordinary light draft
boat end under ordinary condltlona, a
great, step towards an open river has
been gained, in the opinion of those fa
miliar with the undertaking.
Aalde from work on tha various rapids
and the construction of a portion of the
Celllo canal, no actual work I being
done toward the Improvement of the
channel on the upper Columbia and the
Bnake, but extrfnnive preparations are
under 'way. Colonel 8.. W. Roeeeler,
United States engineer in charge of the
work, announced today that speoifina
tlons for a large self-propelling craft,
equipped 'with drills for blasting and
machinery for breaking gravel bar a, are
now under way to be submitted to bid
ders . in the near future, the intention
being to have . it ' ready for use early
The boat will be- found of inestimable
value In straightening and deepening
the channel of the upper Columbia.
There are a number of gravel bare that
cannot well be handled without such a
craft, especially deaigned for the work.
GiiAfJD JURY CLEARS RUIGK
V -C '... 1 ."!. ' "i , ,r, i i L I,- t - - i ..! n -f " "'-.f '
Boise-District AttonieyvExoneratcd' of Charges ; of Mia-'-conducV
; Affiants Having Failed toTroye Stated --
ments-4iovernor iuorrison on tne Manau tr-
" : (Halted' Pnws Leasee Wire.
Bolee, Ida., Oct 1 Deciding that, the
charges of misconduct preferred agalust
Dlatriot Atorney N.' M. Bulck by mem
bers of the grand Jury which indicted
United 8tatea - Senator ; Borah of. com
plicity: In the Idaho Umber land frauda,
were not-borne jout b the evidence laaJ
troduced lrf the recent hearing, the pres
ent gram) i Jury ' here this iroornlng 're
turned finding exonerating the accused
lawyer. ' . r;- .-, ',' . . ; ..
Affidavits were aimed bv three -mem-
be ra of the former grands Jury charging
that District Attorney Rutck foroed that
body to return the Indictments for fraud
against Borah and other men Jointly
accused of fraud with him. The aff(
anta declared that Ruick curtailed argu
ment on - the case In the grana pury
room and atood Just putside the door
while they were balloting on the indict
menta. They also chsrged that the fore
man of the grand Jury caused them, to
Ign-the-ind lot meats -without reading
them and that they did not intend to in
dict Sensitor Borah. -
"Whef. the- affiant were called to the
stand to corroborate their, affldavita
they failed to follow their atory and be
came badly mixed on croea-examlnatlon.
As a reault Ruick waa exonerated by the
latent inquisitorial body; which haa been
in. charge -of United Btatee Attorney
Timothy Burke of Wyoming.
Two indictments have been found by
the In teat rand Jury bat the names of
the Indicted v men have .not been made
pablic, neither having been taken in
custody aa, yet. i i -, - ,.
Former Governor' John " T- Morrison
of Idaho was called to the stand this
morning In the Borah trial for the par
pose of connecting Senator Borah -with
the land fraud conspiracy. Thla waa
In response to an order of Jndge Whit
son yesterday that Borah must be con
nected before the case proceed further.
The governor told of two vtalta paid
him by Borah at hla executive offices
to find out what lands In townships t-4
the. state; would file on. The witness
said' the senator asked him if it was
necessary that he should file there and
demurred on the amount taken. The
deeda filed by Borah with the recorder
were adm!tted"1n evidence. The defense
admitted that they were filed by Boran.
In responaa to a clearly defined pub
lic sentiment la favor- of a state railroad
across tha atat of Oregon a movement
ia being organised to aurvey and build
such a road. An, opportunity will be
given In the early stages of tha work
for' the people of the state to vote on
th question aad deoida for themselves
whether they dealre to issue bonds, as
railroad financiers do, and build, oper
ate and control such a railroad:"' .
-The belief f-advocates of the plan
is that if Oregon haa a railroad- con
neetlni. TXtrtlAnii wMn AaI, tjiVa tha
f-.lr TWa'fie -Stttlfm' in tha-J'arJflc
nuruwMi ouuia be controued aad cgu
lated by thla line, for it would have at
Salt Lake connections with the- Gould
system, the 8an Pedro, - Los Angeles
Salt Lake, and the Moffett road, known
as the Denver Northwestern,, which at
Denver connect a with tlte Santa Fe, the
Rock Island, theBurlington and the
Missouri Pacific ; i
.'-; Wanta raopla to'salld.'
It is more feaaible for the state of
Oregon to - build and operate such a
road than for ua to aak anybody else
to dot it., said a prominent railroad of f 1.
clal in thla city yesterday, dlscusaina- tha
situation. "What la the use of Oregon peo-
ie -epenaing ineir money ana urns .to
ring thousands of homeseekera, manu
facturers and producer- to this k state
when the existing railroads can not
handle the products produced by the
people already here? W can not afford
to cease our efforts to populate and de
velop the atate, and at the same time it
Is an Injustice to those who are here
and those who are to come to increaae
the difficulties 'with which the state la
already Buffering from miserably insuf
ficient transportation facilltlua.'v
Thla state could, it is declared -by
well informed railroad builders, con
struct a railroad 1,000 miles from Port
land to Salt Lake for an average of
126.000 per mile, total cost of construc
tion and equipment, ready to operate.- A
contractor yesterday said he would be
?:lad to take the contract at that, figure
or the entire line.
- "There are some miles that would cost
$B0. 000. but the. bulk of it Would cost
from f 14,000 to I1S.O0O per mile," he
(Continued on Page Two.)
A. N. WILLS
jggfen ITundrcd aid' Fifty
Jjpllars Is Deposited by ' ,
Sensational . Charge That
Conspirator " Told " Wills
. and ex-Auditor DeTlin
" He Could Do the Mayor
Harm by Using Woman.
n . . t. .' eV-B- WaV HIVUUUCfl
her -features as 'V!
dttifl- or bVJof11' ,n touioto in
? .1 ?L1 Z o. cheerleaa
-ITr. s Vi: .,.-- Prison. Mrs. Bella
of the arcteonspi waa re-
. . . 4 , . at Xi:4d o clock
leased 'from eustodJB0 cash bail de
thli morning upon t eneca Fouta. .
posited by Attorney Jot brM. or any
.. ""-ection - with, the
thing unusual in coni,,,
release of the pretty .yHa.-d in a con.
cused OI naving partlcln,-. 0f an no
splracy to blacken the n-u,. wltJi t?so
orable man. Attorney Fo
In bright, shining double", atatlon
wcoa eaia abDncvi wa ug , , tt
Client- . ' . V. Snraerl cm
As the amount ef ball , lrt,ln Mnnl
the warrant waa $1,000, CaptlL. leaser
naturally . refused to aecept IKiied to
secure an order from Judge C
- (Continued on Page Four.)
FLASH OVER THE SEA
(Special Dlspatcfe' te The Journal.) V
'jondon, Oct. "Not yet, but within
f ea weeks," said the - managerf tha
MtH-ont company in Finch Lan today,
, wh asked if ha' we ready to aecept
'rt "ethergrams" for transmission to
i o- -' - '
j , - everything Is In readiness to start,"
1 fi. lOntlnued, "when Marconi gives the
I word. Our capacity will Increase with
the emnnds of the public The charge
I for Ordinary wlreleas messages will be
",rnta a word, and tor press messages
me e. word.
flit cable cnmnanles have-had their
I In.! of llttllng our efforts, but we
cine to me tune wnen tne jone win
reversed and. the old enmpanle must
,ir met our cnargea or get out or
, running.' , . .
The Marquis da Ban Olullano, th
Italian ambassador, returnedyesterday
hfrom Clifden. Ireland," where' he and hla
secretary nad been naving an interest
ing time n sending "ethergrama," or
"aerogram" to j their - . friends 'in
The ambassador today said: t )
"Although the Whole thing seems like
a dream, It Is quite true ae true as
communication by wire or any other
reality.. The electricity gives off pow
erful etnerlo disturbance .These travel
merrily acroae the -ocean,-and reproduce
themselves on the instruments on the
other side. Happily these, disturbances
or Impulses can oe made to talk.
"r'o far a I ran see, it la onty a
question of a little time until wireless
telegrsphy will be aa commonplace as
the telephonea on our desks are today."
WILL CLOSE BURNS! DE 7
: ; BRIDGE FOR 60 DAYS
Traffic across the Burnside f street
bridge will be suspended for 0 day
while the east approach la being rebuilt
and ' tha ' main ' . structure ; redeemed.
Neither teams, streetcar nor foot pas
sengers will be . permitted to crosa the
structure if the- plans of the county
court are not -changed. jl . ."
The contract for rebuilding the east
approach will be let this afternoon.
County Surveyor Holbrook, to ' whom
th bids . war referred, recommended
that th bid of Robert Wakefield, which
waa the lowest, be accepted. This rec
ommendation will govern the letting of
the contract unless the county officials
find something that causes them - to
change their intentions.-
The bids were opened by the county
court Saturday and referred to County
Surveyor Holbrook for recommendation.
After piecing the bids together Mr. Hoi
brook reported the bid on, the entire
contract aa follows; ' , - , '
Robert Wakefield offered to do the
work if he could close the bridge com
pletely for 90 days, for- $?9.I54. . For
132,950 he would permit foot pass traf
fic, but would keep , teams oft for 120
days. To allow one car line and foot
traffic would coat 135,945 and close the
bridge to teams for 120 daye. -.
J. E. Gardner bid 134,919 en a Closed
bridge, requiring 90 days for the work,
and. 4.Sti to allow foot traffic and one
car . line, -.and' would keep the bridgt
closed UU) -days, j . . i v . ( ... ,
Surveyor Holbrook recommended that
tha contract be given to Wakefield under
the closed-bridge conditions, pointing
out that this would, be 15,991 cheaper
than to allow foot traffic, and would
permit opening the bridge to teama 60
days earlier than would otherwise be
possible. : 1 -
The contract cells for the entire re
construction of the Vast approach ol
the bridge, which Includes- about l,t0
feet of the: structure, and redecking the
main bridge. The necessity for this
work-. "was . pointed out by Th) Journal
last "Winter, when 'the bridge waa de
clared to ba dangerous by men employed
upon -it.t -i .- ' v
PRINCE IS ARRESTED .1
, FOR LEADING ROBBEJIS
-- CUnlted PlM teased Wire.) .'
Luga. Russia.' Oct. 1. Prince Peter
Akroplkln. the socialist leader haa been
arrested here charged with being impli
cated In the robbery by revolutionists
of the country house of Metropolitan
Antonlus. - -; - . .
Two-Cent Rate In Pennarlvanlit-" ;
. Itarrisburg. Pa., Oct,. 1. -The puna
more act passed by the last' Pennsyl
vania leglslnture, placing long-distance
railroad passenger rates in this state on
a flat 2-cent bssle, goee into operutlon
today. Practically all of the railroads
have isnnoiincf d their Intention to com
ply with the law pending the supreme
vurt decision on lie oousUtuUoaaiigr.
FORTY-TWO KILLED '
1 IN KOREAN WRECK
- T (Betted ' Pnea-, teased -Wire.) '
KeouV Korea, Oct. 1. Ae th result
of a train leaving the track early today,
41 persona. Including SO Japanese sol
diers, were killed or Injured. , -
Carnival Open at Kansas City.
,' rRpeotl Plepati te The Jooranl.t
- Kansas City. Mo., Oct. 1. Kansas
Clty'a great fall celebration opens to
night with th ITtests of Pallas parade,
and -thousands of visitors are .In the
city to witness the cnrnlvnl festlvltlea
Three days nntl nights are to be spent
In JolUMctttlon and the event promisee
to be the finest thot ever took place in
UUa part of the country. .
Complete and Incontrovertible
proof of the existence of a, diabolical
P'ot on the part of political enemies
of Mayor Lane to blacken his good
name and If possible drive him from
hlg position aa the executive of
Portland wag furnished this morning
by the statement of A. N, Wills,
president of the city council, that
J?lJai4,n?- omejIxweeka ago
had proposed to him and- Thomas C.
Devlin a plan .by which Lane could
be trapped la his office with a wo
man. me plan proposed br Ra,l
dlngwaarnrpgfl downliiii agTvv Hla ,
gffd DerlIa,vaccord(ng to the. state
ment of Mr. WlUs, and was evident
ly..; taken ' to other and more com
plaisant jnen. -,v' -'-,. -''
Councilman Wills la a political enemy
of - Mayor Lane and has in , the peat
been opposed to him on many political
t-roblem affecting the government and
conduct of the jity and Its affaire. To
fcim and to Thomas Devlin, defeated by
Lane for election to the mayor e chafr.
Radding took his dastardly plan after
weeka of ingratiating effort to make
himself friendly and acceptable to the
men and he trusted, to this political en
mity to secure their " acceptance and
approval. . . t .
, madding Springs Mia Flo.
' Shocked that th nint. AirAtj v.
him, had at laat been sprung upon the
mayor. Mr. Will, anemv thni.o-t. k i
been and Still Is, determined to lell
what he knew of he circumstances, an
therefore voluntarily came to the fore
thia morning with hla statement, in or
der that he mignt do what he could to
clear the name of the mavor, whom he
considers to be the victim of a cunning
ly devised though bunilrinin.lu
cuted badger game. ' .. a
"Kadding came to me a lona- tlm.
ago," said Mr. Wills at noon today. a
he sat upon the edge of his office dean
and told hie story. VHe had fallen into
irouDie wun tne unions of the city and
waa very anxious to be reinstated in
their favor. He Importuned me to aid
him in doin this, and .l..i
asalat him In persuading several firm
""r urn. io go pack t'
union principles ao that he would ret
the credit of having turned them bacic '
Ikk" wo,uld to make gooa
with the 'unions. v.
, Baddinrs Dirtiness Tarad Sown.
"He asked me to hnln him i.
ent waya.-' continued Mr. win
insisted that I aee George V. Bate-sT
Witb Whom ha n..r,lrl- J T " ,.?lMl
STEVE3 ADAMS. A PRINCIPAL IN THE STEL'ENBERQ . CASE.
WHOSE ARREST WAS BROUGHT ABOUT BY BROWN. . , ...
Minn. tretas VlOKm III r.- 1 4 aa,
ake the unions think he was
"ACr. . eontlrrued
Mr. Vt T.""" Vf meat of hie
etorjLT??" and I won!
togetner" J"nf with ua. At
that tlmddlnMin discussing mu
nicipal afirt. ald would be
great Joke' could ca tch the mayor
with some VmanV nd. Proposed that
such a plan tt "fr"! " with our
assistance. He ld, .tht by makln
such a coup weT"1? fu" th whni
mnnllnul .rtv.rim P llltO one ok.,.. ,
body. I turned tl Pn down nr, i
said X would have dtA'n o to
such a scheme and De''"j,lBO rcjui,-,.
ated it at that time. -.
"I heard nothing further'.of anj'i., -,
proposition." concluded Mr. Wills, "an.l
n'vJorrun u un"l he happening
of Thureday ,l ,,.v,r saw the wm "
Mrs. Waymire. or 1. I. m..,i .. '1
do not know anythlna- t,f ittler nf'th,ni
I . believe this that if lJr. i.ane '
guilty of such a charge , h
mad agalnat him he n,,i:i i i ,., , .
Just- as any other mxn, but , ,
not guilty, he should I,.- 1 , , v ,
oated and those lmpilcaud in t
against him should bn fullv pun.,
by the law. I do not blivn in h,
each method of revenge or any .. ,
plan to discredit a man or an offM-i.tt
and wtould not be a party to am-h H
scheme, therefore I have told wimt I
know in order that It may throw e-l
the light in my power upon the pro-ceedliiga"
evU Xntereated tn Kadding.
R add In a since the conversation w1"t
Wills and levlln has been befrlen.i I
by the latter who sought t
him employment with th P
Hallway, Light Power comr
Interceded in hie behalf with .-.
secretary of that company. K
arrest Ievlln has also Ini r'xi i
self In Kadding s behalf.
LOng prior t this time ar1 i 1
time of tils arrest Itai) l "K
friend and coworker will I-
Reed, who was the prlmi ' -th
north end district-In t-.e i
Iwivllns candldacv f r
auppused to have been nt H-
tlii-t tiuit ttadiling te-"
party Hud fail"! - f
t urns rur mmru 1 " .
been 1ntrut'1 i u t - -
Of t he i , t t- nt '-' ' , -v
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In. i it i i