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; AGENTS OF
Sheriff of Baker Said to. Have;.Been
Shadowed by Men Who looked for
Revenge Because of His Activity in
!? Cfmin AnKnTft Poor
j ically-Denied ' r
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(IpMlat Dfcpateh to Tk.'9eMiLl
jBakr CIt3r4 Or., Oct, I.-For VMki
t rUnda i of , Btv Adatna bh in
U y Utll . pd now they hav : Kot, : tn,
i cnea Harvof isrovnt tni morninic woen
atenia. Tbe Injyred man la rapid! r ank
1. - A . , M. A 1.
00 cbanoa for Itia reoovwy.,?? . ''ft,
; Brown had known for aoma tlraa that
be had been ahadowed and knowing tha
wr after, him, had determined to leava
mia part ,oi ne country. ii naa maae
til preparation to start for California
'jt nd wa only waiting, to make another
' leari-np in hie placer mines .before
abandoning eaatern-Oreaon forever.
1 "When I came In from my minfl ye
. terday afternoon a man' followed me
home,"- aaid Brown. "I strolled down
town last night and while on my way
f home I met another ehan whom I recos
nised aa a spy. I spoke to him but he
refused to anewer and I hurried on. hot-
inar to reach home nafelv. Aa I ontered
i my gate there waa a blinding flash and
then everything became black.' I can
remember nothing after that.
rl-feeirposltlva that tha aUemptfo
asaesalnats me Is tha result of my 'Work
la the eteUnenbergrtase I was rcstru
mental ; In tha apprehension of eteve
Adams and X honestly believe'' that .evar
since that time his friends 4 been
on my irau." ,
Brown lapsed into uneonsloosneas
again and it Is believed that ha will die
within ,the next few hours. . '.T- -It
is learned from Edward Flyrm Viat
Brown has expected death for some
lime. Me inrormeo ' nynn . last Bator -day
night that he had been trailed an!
that' he expected that an attempt' to as
sassinate mm wouu Da made.
' Baker City, Or., Oct. 1. Chief of Po
nce Jackson has telegraphed to Spokane
for Harry Draper's bloodhounds and
tbey are expected here tomorrow morn
ing. No clue has bee if obtained by the
police as to the persons who dynamited
ex-enenn Harry .Brown. Every precau
tion has been taken to prevent the es
cape or the dynamiters from tha city.
It is the opinion of Chief Jackson and
Mayor Jones that the persons who com
mitted the crime are connected with the
Steve Adams case, as Brown was the
man who arrested Adama
Important Question to Be
Brought Before " People
and JIany Seem to Favo
the ProjectBonds Could
Salt Lake Connection Would
Bring Many People Here
and Afford Transportation
for Products Kept Are
Out of Eastern Markets
(Continued on Page Two.)
Boise:J)istrict Attorney Exonerated of Charges : of Mis
conduct, Affiants Having Failed toProye State
smen ts-GoTernor Morrison on the Stand
t Government Forces Begin Removal of Obstruction in Co-
lumbia-at Umatilla Snake River Is Also Being
Cleared Want Open Na vigation to Interior. -
Carrying a large crew of workmen and
'n v charge . of two experienced Jrwlf t
L' iUr boatmen, a 80x70 flrlU seow left
lnarla yesterday for Umatilla rapids
m.lhe Columbia, where tha government
engineers are about to coniraence tha
rsxk. or removing the obstructive tioui-
rsand, ledges of rock that . interfere.
itn navigation; it is pan or tne worn
progress with the view of securing
open river far into the interior of
sreftt ' cron belts of - the Pacific
lorthweet." . '
Blasting will continue at the rapids
nr aome time. There are larsre auanti-
Bes of rocks to be removed although the
Engineers are not seeking to gain a
ereat denth of water at this time but
father a straight channel so low water
rart may navigate wun sarety at, tne
lwest stage : of the river , or when the
Jurrent Is-. the. awtfteats'-;! V
Another drill scow Is finishing the
removal or the rooks at Taxsas rapids
iln tie Snake river near Riparla and will
'noon shift to the Palouse rapids and Pine
(Tree rapids, further down "the - river,
Where a strsighter channel may be ob
ined by blasting away the protruding
iges inat split tne .river into narrow i
and boisterous furrows, making that)
portion or tne river extremely difficult
of navigation. ' ,
The Taxsas rapids have' always been
considered the worst obstruction in the
Snake and now that they have been
made passable for ordinary light draft
boats and under ordinary conditions, a
great, step towards an open river has
een gained, in the opinion of those fa
miliar with the undertaking.
Aside from work on the various rapids
and the construction of a portion of the
done toward Athe- improvement of the
channel on the upper Columbia and the
Snake, but - extensive preparations are
under 'way. Colonel 8 W. Roessler,
uiuibu Dimes engineer in cnarge or tne
work, j announced . today that specifioa-
Lion, I fir m in rirm mtti T.nrnrwi 1 1 in nnirt
equipped 'with arills for blasting and
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Boise. Ida, Oct 1. Deciding that the
charges of misconduct preferred against
Dlatriot Atorney N M. Rulck by mem
bers of : the grand Jury which indicted
United' States Senator: Borah of com
plicity; in the IdaKo timber land frauds,
were not-borna jout b- the evidence la.
troduced in the recent hearing, the pres
ent grand. jury here this morning re
turned findings exonerating the accused
Affidavits were signed by fnreetnenv
ners or tne rormer grans jury cnaramg
that District Attorney. Rulck forced that
body to return the Indictments for fraud
against Borah and other men Jointly
accused of fraud with him. The affi
ants declared that Rulck curtailed argu
ment on ' the case in the grand pury
room and stood Just outside the door
while they were balloting on t.ie Indict
ments. They also charged that the fore
man of the srand Jury causod them to
Sign the-Indiotments without reading
them and that thev did not Intend to in-
j diet Senator Borah. -
When the affiants, were called to the
stand to corroborate . their, affidavits
they failed to follow their story and be
came badly mixed on cross-examination.
As a result Rulck was exonerated by the
latest inquisitorial body," which has been
in charge -of United States Attorney
Timothy Burke of Wyoming.
Two indictments have been found by
the latest grand Jury but the names of
the indicted imen have .not been made
puDiic, neiuier naving been taken in
custody asyet. ; ,.. .-, .,
former Governor John T. Morrison
of Idaho was called to the stand this
morning in the Borah trial for the pur
pose of-connecting Senator Borah -with
the land fraud conspiracy. This was
in- response to an order of Judge Whit
son yesterday that Borah must be con
nected before the case proceed ; further.
The governor told of two visits paid
him by Borah at his executive offices
to find out what lands in townships 6-4
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. Thu
deeds rued by Borah with the recorder
were admittedvin evidence. - The defense
admitted mat tney were rued by Borah.
In response to a clearly defined pub
llo sentiment in favor of a atate railroad
across the atate of Oregon a movement
is being organised to survey and build
such a road. An, opportunity will be
given in the early stages of the' work
for the people of the stats to vote on
tha Question aad decide for themselves
whether they desire to issue bonds, as
railroad financiers do, and build, oper
ate and control such a railroad: -
'!Tha -belief1 or- advocates of the plan
ib iii Hi. ii Oregon nas a rauroad--Con-neetinji..
Portland , Utt 8alt Lafce, the
-mxMrm- w-ne -imuanm in thaJ'arJ f )
Aortkwest eould be cob trolled and cegu-
a or mu n, ror it would nave at
8alt Lake connections with the- Gould
jsirm, ine nan tearo, los Angeles dt
Salt Lake, and the Moffett road, known
as the Denver A Northwestern, whlnh at
Denver connects with the Santa Fe, the
Rock Island. thaBurlington and the
jnuasoun raomc. , - .. (
' Wanta reople to BnJld,4
"It is more feaaible for tha
uregon to ouiiq and operate such a
road than for us to ask anybody else
to dot It. said a nrominent rmArna?f ntti-
clal in this city vesterdav. dlcimin th
situation. "What Is the use of Oregon peo-
gin ostieuaiug inair money ana time .to
ring thousands of homeseekers, manu
facturers -and producers, to this l state
when the existlna rallroada rJn nnt
handle the products produced by the
eople already here? We ean not afford
o cease our efforts to oonulate nii a-
velon the state, and at the same time it
is-, an injustice to those who are here
and those who are to come to increase
the difficulties1 with which the ata.t i
already suffering from miserably insuf
ficient transportation facllltles."--
tms state couia, it is declared sby
well informed railroad builder, rkn.
struct a railroad 1,000 miles from Port
land to sail LAKe tor an average of
126,000 -per mile, total cost of construc
tion and equipment ready to operate. A
contractor yesterday said he would be
glad to take the contract at that, figure
ior tne enure line. -There
are some miles that would cost
$60,000, but thebulk of it would cost
from 114,000 to $15,000- per mile," he
(Continued on Page Two.)'
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Sensational , Charge That
Conspirator "Told "Wills
. and 1 exAuditor Devlin:
He Could Do .the Mayor
Harm by TTsing Woman.
Complete - and ' Incontroyertlbla
proof of the existence of a dlabolicar
plot on tha part of polltlcal enemW
of Mayor Lane to blacken his good
name and If jKsib1e drlre him from
hi position aa the executive of
Portland waa furnished this morning
by the atatement of .A. , N, Wills,
president of the city ' council, that
b. fi. Raddlng some aU: weeka ago
had proposed to aim and- Thomas C.,
DeTlla a planby which Lane could
be trapped In hJa of flee with a wo- c
nn. The plan proposed br Rajl.--
adJTlIni'aTroningto he. sUte-,
ment of Mr. Wills, and waa evident
ly.: taken ' to other - and more , com
plaisant jnen. .'' ',.'"' r '
'rCounoilman Wills Js a political enemy
f l 1 ywr Mine ano nas in . the nest
c.ren TlririAro A Ukhit 1Tifftlbw,a :0Ppo"ed to h,ra on m"r pouucai
A.. N.. WILLS
Jpllars Is Deposited by
trace of nervousness.
roblems affecting the government and
conduct of the iity and its affairs. , To
tim and to Thomas Devlin, defeated by
Lane for election to the mayor's chafr.
Redding took his dastardly plan ' after '
weeks of ingratiating effort to make
himself friendly and acceptable to the
her features as ifmoh,, ,ner"on: m' nd b trusted. 0 this political en
less as marble, 7r;rurAnitT to. cur ttnir acceptance and
If having attCrr . IS. 7 .. . w"- .
details of her tol"" , ; . asiuif spruigs Kl Flo.
stead of in one o' ' Col(Che'le,! k.aki,, ?f l' discredited by
Fn. nf L 7itv P"0". Mrs. Belle him, had at last been sprung upon thi
ceils Of the City,, v..,, v I maver. Mr. Will n, .i " u J '
Waymlre, accused . , . . A been and still : is. determined .n
of the archconsplrsT"" w what he knew of the tlrcumatancea. an
defame Mayor Hr7.t?4 . , JTZ ImV'J1'". to th tor
i-,.. ,Aji.at 11:45 'o'clock thla morning with hi statement in or-
hl.'lno'rn'in'gnl J1 h V"d
nonitnd hr iftnrnm ' P i out"" clear tne name or the mavor. whom ha
thing unusual in. conCna wom.S. i'lSll:"2?5? logleBOxntly exr
. . : . vuivu uauaoi tiOiUB. . x ,.ff'.
c6fVavlnV w,rtfclia"aJtt. f??"
splracy to blacken the n.,... i,i?K iTn
orable man. Attorney Fo Lwi t'T
In hHirhl .hlnlnv nuKIa ?Je"'. P.r8
.. v, V oli .7 .irr LTlra station
sented himself it ut cenMi. n hi. I
desk and asked for the- ri
A . . . . . a 1 I .11. " . u V. . w,l I
the warrant was $1,000, Captt" siat him in persuading several flrme
naturally refused to accept tKjied to I r on "?, A?nX,r Iist' " '" back t "
moum ana routs was compev-.,--i inK.ne would ret
cur in oruor xrum juuge v,a
Kadd ng came to me a ton tim.
ago," said Mr. Wills at noon today, aa
''t uPon the edge of his office desk;
and told his story. "M had fallen lntn
trouble with the unions of the city and
was very anxious to be reinstated in
their favor. He importuned me to aid!
him -In doing this. ind kt
(Continued on Page Four.)
WILL CLOSE BURN SIDE
. BRIDGE FOR 6Q DAYS
machinery for breaking gravel bars, are
now i unoer way to ne uomuted to bid
ders In the near futuVe. the intention
being to have
it r ready for use early
The boat will be found of inestimahu
value in straightening and deepening
the channel of - the upper Colimbla.
xnere are a numper or gravel bars that
cannot well be handled without such a
craft especially designed for the work.
FLASH. OVER THE SEA
: YflMaalal TVIsmb t1fe V W ? laneml i V
Tondon, Oct. -.l.-"Not yet but within
ie weeks," said tha-managesof tha
ehw asaed it na' was ready -to- accept
Lttn i "ethergrama" for transmission to
everything is in readiness to start
he, iMitinued, "when Marconi -gives ths
word Our capacity will increase with
the lemands of the public. - The charge
for rdlnary wireless messages will be
lrtnts a word, and for press messages
cable companies have-had their
lod of belittling our efforts, but we
eiese to the time when the joke will
reversed and; the old companies must
iir mi our cnarges or get out or
, running." , ,.. . ... ; ,
The Marquise de San Olullano", the
Italia ambassador,' returned yesterday
Mrom Clifden. Ireland. wher he and his
secretary naa oeen naving an interest
ing time n sending "ethergrama" or
"aerograms" : to $ their friends Tin
America. . ;i ,
--.The ambassador today said:
"Although the Whole thing seems like
a dream.- it ' Is quite true as true aa
communication by wire or any other
reality. The electricity gives off pow
erful etnerlo disturbanees. . These travel
merrily across the -ocean,and reproduce
themselves on the - instruments on - the
other . side. ' Happily these, disturbances
or impulses can be made -ito talk.
- "go far s -1 can see, - it Is only a
question of a little time until wireless
telegraphy will be as commonplace as
the telephones oa oar desks are today," 1
Traffic across ths Burnslde street
bridge will be suspended for 60 days
while the east approach is being rebuilt
and , ' the main ' structure redecked.
Neither teams, streetcars nor foot pas
sengers will- be , permitted to cross the
structure if the- plans of the counlty
court r not 'hana-eri
- The contract for rebuilding the east
approach will ' be, let this arternoon,
rletely ; for 80 days, for- $29,884. For
33,950 he would permit foot pass traf
fic, but would keep teams off for 120
days. To allow one' car line and foot
trafflo would cost $35,945 and close the
brlslee to teams-for 120 days.
J. E. Gardner' bid $84,980 on a closed
bridge, requiring 90 days for the work.
and 146.56 to allow foot traffic and one
car line, and' would keep the bridge
ciosea ulu -nays. - t
surveyor- Holbrooic recommended that
County Surveyor iHolbrook, to ' whom the contract be given to Wakefield under
tha bids .were referred, recommended
that tha bid of Robert Wakeneld, which
was 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 their1, intentione
. The bids were opened by the county
court Saturday and referred to County
Surveyor Holbrook for recommendation.
After niecina tha bids together Mr. Hol
brook reported the bids on . the entire
contract as follows: ...
Robert Wakefield offered to do the
work if ha could close the bridge com-
the closed-bridge conditions, pointing
out mat this - would, oe o,i cneaper
than to allow foot traffic, and would
permit opening the bridge to teams 60
days earlier than would otherwise be
The contract calls for the entire re
construction of the oast approach of
the bridge, which includes- about 1,600
feet of the-structure, and redecking the
main bridge. The necessity; for this
workwas, pointed out by Tha Journal
last "Winter, when 'the bridge waa de
clared -to be dangerous by; men employed
upon.lt.- .: : .-.'.".', .'-
PBINCE. IS ARRESTED , I
FOB lEADING ROBBER
' (tJeltod Pens Leased Wire.) .'
Lura, Russia.' Oct. 1. Prince Peter
Akroplkin, the socialist leader,, has been
arrested here charged with being impli
cated in the robbery bv-revolutionists
of the country-house of Metropolitan
Antonlvs,. . - . - ': i-i
Two-Cent Rate in Pennsylvania.
THarrlsburg, : Pa.. Oct " l.-The Duns-
more act Passed bv the Jast Pennsyl
vania legislature, plaolng long-distance
railroad passenger rates In this state on
a flat 2-cent basis; goes into -operation
today. -Practically all of . the .railroads
haveiannounced their Intention to com
ply With the law pending the supreme
eourt decision oa Its , eonstltutloaaUty.
FORT Y,TW0 KILLED , 1
IN KOREAN, WRECK
- i (BoltedS Press-, teased 'Wire.) '
Keoul Kofea, Oct L As the result
of a train leaving the track early today,
48 persona, including 80 Japanese sol
diers, were killed or. Injured.! . ..; A,
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V - Carnival Open at Kansas City.
y 8plal Dlttmlob ' -te -The " Jonrssl.l'
' Kansas City, ' MaV Oct.' 1; Kansas
City's- great fall celebration opens to
night with the Prtests of Pallas parade,
and i thousands of visitors are In the
city! to witness the carnival festivltiea
Three dajrs and. nights are' to be spent
In Jollification and the - event promises
to be the finest that" ever took-place In
this jwxt of the country. 5 . : , ! i ,
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neron th rwiit nf h.vT.. T.ZX
- - m waCT Llirm VAC tC
Baoalnrs Dirtiness Turned xiam. -
"He asked me to help him In differ-
Instated that -1 aee George .r w BaT.
with whom i " P
jjme inXluonce. in a endeavor to haJ
IS make his place 'fair.' n
t?t5...nOB .. h. waa W
STEVE -ADAMS, A' PRINCIPAL a IN THE STEUENBERQ i CASE,
WHOSE ARREST, WAS BROUGHT ABOUT BY BROWN. ; ' .
Ix WMk, 'mm - . .
Mr. Vtn.""uu,f ? tne meat of hi-
etorx v and JRad3lno i Wor
togetKerfading was with us. At
that ttatSln discussing mu
nicipal affV fd. lt- would be a
great Joke' L0""1 the mayor '
with aome Vm2r" Proposed that -auch
a plan tt w?rke.d out with our
assistaace. He.1".1! by makln
aucn coup we -,-' ."; iu wnoia '
municipal governswf - nto one greut
body. I turned tt i JP,'a ' own ,an.t
said t would have nth.lna o do wm,
such a scheme and Da.'"" repudi
ated it at that time. . .
I heard nothlna further or n.n .
?T?ltlan': concluded Mr.' Willi "ami
had xoraotten it until tha t....i...
do not know anythin- of either of them
I beUeve thlsw-tbat if Srf - ana was
STlHt Of Much a eharira , V- T. JT
made against him he should be i.unUh.. i
Just as any, other man, but it ' , '
not 'auilty.- he should , be fuliv. x i,., ...
cated and those implicated in th , . t
against him should be , fully pun in j,.
by the law. I do not believe in n
such method of 'revenge or any such
nlan to. discredit a man or an officiMi
and wtnild not be a party to such a
scheme, - therefore I have told what t
know it order that it , may throw alt
the light in my, power, upon the pro-
ceedliiga."" ; ,; r.,. -f x i r -. J: -, .
. Serlia Xataretrted fa Xadding.
Raddtng since tha eonvecsation wlfi
Wills and Devlin has been befriend. !
y .the latter who sought to seeurm .
him-, emDlovment with the Portiiti, 1
Railway, Light V Tower company, nui
Interceded; in his behalf with . '.. !- .
secretary -of that company. - fim-e y i
arrest Pevlin has alao interestea 1: .
self in : Bedding's behalf.
Lone nrlor to this time anl tin f 1
time of his arrest Raddlng -friend
and coworker with -r...- . I ,
Reed, who was the private crK-un
tne north ena amncm i t'
Devlin's candidacy tde mayi-r.
supposed to have been at lt' i 1
tlon that Raddlng s el l out t(
party and faUod to iir V
Hons ror muniripai w !- wi- .
been Intrusted wtlh tli lift ' 4 '
of the orp&irfaiatlon.
Rad-Mn-.- 'ties borna a r- , r
since i.e rst set - r i ;
XCo&tlautl i I
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