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SaYS BALLINGER WAS .
i SCRUPULOUSLY CAREFUL
Declares Secretary Had No
Means of Favoring Claim-;
' ants in Coal Cases.
MAKES PUBLIC ' GOVERNMENT begins trial . I
report or ms .mmzMmSSm
Scores Glavls.; and;, Charfles ffM , . ,f 'il l
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12 OF HIS PEERS
KEEP PROMISE TO BRAND MEYERS OF
Boldest Crime of Record In' Chi- A Wealthy Portlander's Son
cago Committed When Ben- -faces Prison Sentence for
editto Cienni Is Murdered in Second Degree Slaying; Jury
That City. Deliberates 12 Hours.
THREE ASSASSINS ATTORNEY M'NARY
ENTER RESIDENCE MAKES GODD HASP
Wife of Wealthy Man Terror- Belief Prevails That Defense
ized and Husband Shot Will Cam Finht tn the
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Highest Court .
While in His Bed.
JiX Wnblnglon, Jan. (.Completely ex
' oneratlna Secretary of the Interior
Balllnger and the other officials of the
interior department of charges filed by
L. K. Qlavls., former chief of the field
dirlsloa of the land office, Attorney
General Wickersham today made public
the report of his Investigation of the
case, made at the direction of Fresl
In tne report Wickersham declares
that the Insinuations . and charges of
Improper action on the part of Ballln-
ger and other officials have been. In
his opinion, entirely disproved.
Celle OUtIs a Megalomania.
He ' takes occasion, to score Glavis
severely and declares the charges
against Balllnger were filed as the re
sult of Glavla' "exaggccated idea of his
own importance," which the attorney
general characterizes, as "megalomania.
-Wickersham also scores Glavis for
not pressing . the investigation of ' the
Cunningham claims on ooal lands in
Alaska when all th assistance he asked
from the 'interior department "had been
Immediately forthcoming and all the
data-in the efts wora IK Wahanas.'
Glavis. he states. ' eontlnuaily 'Pfo
orastlnated and put off the completion
of the.. Investigation on the continual
ground that should the case' be taken
Immediately to trial ha would be com
pelled to prosecute It without adequate
The report "by Wickersham includes
tne entire nistory or tne cunningnam r"--- ' r-.A.- rr. Am
coal land claims, recites oiavis con- former Longressman Prom ur-
necuon witn tne case ana concludes
with a lengthy summary, completely
clearing Balllnger and the other of
ficials indicted by Glavis. , The sum.
."The conclusions, which in any opin
ion are clearly established' by these
papers, are. as follows: . ,.:
Wever Acted oa Alaskan Clalma.
First InsliljjaUons or charges of The trial of Blnger Hermann, former
improper action , on the part of Secre-1 United States congressman from. Ore
tary Balllnger, Messrs. Pierce, Dennett I gon, charged with conspiracy to defraud
or schwart are.4n my opinion, entirely 1 the government out ds-'publo- lands.
oisprovea. bo xar irom taaing any formally ODened In United Ktate. circuit
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Chicago, Jan. 6 The boldest black
band murder of police record here was
committed shortly after daylight today.
Tnree men entered the home of Bene-
dltto Clennl, a rich Italian dry goods
mercnani, neia nis wire orr at tne point
or a reviover and deliberately shot
Clennl to death aa he lay in bed.
Mrs. Clennl opened the door at the
call of the bell. Three unidentified
men entered, one of them seising her
and holding a revolver against her head.
His companions entered the bedroom
where the merchant lay sleeping.
Mrs. Clennl said she heard three shots
and then tho couple emerged, each hold
ing a revolver. The three strangers
left the house by .the front door.
Rushing into the bedroom, Mrs.
Clennl found her-' husband 'dead with
three bullet holes In his body. .
two yeara ago cienni received black
(Saltm Boreas of The Journal.)
Balem. Or., Jan. 8. After deliberating
12 hours, the Jury in tne circuit court
for this county at E o'clock this morn
ing delivered a verdict of murder In the
second degree against George Meyers,
cnarged with the killing of Patrolman
Eart in this city last October. The
trial had been In progress since Mon
day afternoon and the case went to the
Jury at 6 o'clock Wednesday evening.
ine penalty provided by statute for
murder in the second degree is life lm-
Meyers shot 'and killed Officer Eckart
while under arrest and shout to be
placed In the city Jail. The shooting oc
curred in front of the police station In
Balem at about 1:30 o'clock in the morn
mi. Meyers had hsd difficulty with
hand letters demanding the payment of Mn brother, Arthur Meyers In the rooms
$5000 on pain of death. He Ignored the I of the. latter, and Arthur went out to
demand. A year ago the last letter
The polica bllv that - the-fmjrder
had-bwp-ptafttW'ffTnrear 16: the as ¬
sassins awaiting a favorable oppor
tunity to commit it.
seek a polloeman and found Eckart.
State's Case Sttong.
egon Charged With Conspir
acy to Defraud Government
Out of Valuable lands.
action to favor the Cunningham claim
anta, the record shows that Mr. Ballin
ger was scrupulously careful. , In no
respect did he act upon these' claims,
for the reason that,' during the summer
of 1908, While lu no manner -connected
with the government, he' had been con
suited by some claimants with respect
to tho Issuance of patents, and had
called upon former Secretary of the
Interior Garfield to learn the attitude
of his department thereon. . . Neither his
. act'ons nor his spoken or written ex.
pressions favored these claimants. The
utmost he did. was to instruct' the land
office promptly to investigate the mat
ter, and dispose of all pending cases.
Plaads Blgbta of Claimants. '
"Second The suggestion that It was
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TO FLEE: FOILED
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Guard Enters in. Time to Drive
' Three Desperate Criminals
Jo Their. Cells AH ' Under
Death Sentences'. . . 5 -
court before Federal' Judgev Robert S.
Bean, when the Jury list was read In
the presence of counsel for both sides
Tha list, which contains mora than
S00 names, was read In, open 'court and
checked by Circuit Court Clerk Marsh.
Francis J. Heney and Tracey L. Becker
appeared ror the fovernment. i Attor
neys A. 6. Worthlngton, John M. Gearln
and C. E. S. Wood represented Her
mann. 'A ' t ' . - .
The majority, of names called were of
resiaents or Multnomah. Polk and Linn
counties. -1 Farmers and carpenters
seemed to predominate.. Among the
names called were those of . Herman
Wittenberg, president of the , Pacific
(Continued on Page Sixteen.)
John Knox Will Apply for In-
junction to Prevent Killings-
worth Ave Improvement.
The much-advertised " suit of Louis
Turjon against the management of the
Crystal Springs sanitarium for 126,000
damages for alleged mistreatment while I Determined opposition to the paving
Turjon was a patient at the institution, I and widening or Kiningsworth avenue.
ended in a fluke before Judge Gatens In
the circuit court, this morning. The
plaintiff's attorneys backed off the
boards by taking a voluntary nonsuit,
signalising the end of tha case.
, The attorneys for -the sanitarium
made a . vigorous fight against the al
lowance of ' the nonsuit. They were
ready for trial, and 'demanded an op
portunity to present, their -evidence, so
from Union avenue east to the city lim
Its, developed at the meeting tit the
Kllllngsworth Avenue Improvement
association las night. John J. Knox,
an expressman living at 435 Brown
street, together with a few other prop
erty owners on Killings worth avenue,
has announced that he will apply to the
circuit court for an Injunction restrain
ing the work en the. ground that his
(Continued on Page Four.)
Electric Share & Bond Co. Now Owner of Local Corporation
. Standard Oil Interests Figure in Gigantic Deal 1 00
Miles of Mains Will Be Laid in the City.
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Sacramento, Cat, Jan. 6. Jacob Op-
penheimer, J. W. Finley. and Frank
Quijada, prisoners at Folsom state peni
tentiary under sentence of death, are in
. solitary confinement following a des
perate attempt ' inade last night to af
fect their escape.. , v; ."""v;. '.. :
When discovered by Captain Barrett
of the night watch at . mldfiTght-v they
had alrpady fijeed themselves from their
cella and were starting to cut their way
in rough tne outer bars. W.hta Barrett
sounded the alarm -and 'drew his re
volver . they ran back . to - their cells.
, They will bejcloseiy; fenarded;.nnt.II, th
gallows .ends thoir careers. '
With a,; small piece of steel Tlnley
cut his way through the lower part of
the vloors of his cU and at a favorable
hour made hla way to .. the - cells of
Quijada : and Oppenhelmer and; assisted
(Continued on Page Ten.)
Three million dollars, approximately,
will be paid on Monday next by the
Electrio Share & Bond company of New
Tork .for the Portland Gas company,
A meeting of the stockholders of the
Gas company has been called for Mon
day, at which time tha long pending
negotiations for the- purchase of the
Gas company will be concluded. '
The stockholders in tha present com
pany have agreed to give up their stock
at $130 a share.', Tha bonds -and other
securities of the 'company will also-ba
securities of the company make tha an-
proxlmate valuation of the ' plant $4,-
Ho eaanga la Kanagamaat.
Tha . purchase of the Gas combanv
by the Electrio Share & Bond company
of New York, , a holding company - for
tha General Electric comninv. . which fm.
in turn, closely affiliated with - the
Standard Oil,1: will mean no change In
tha. management of the local company.
according to Herman ML Pabst. general
manager of the company. The affairs
of the corporation, and' its direction,
will be left in the hands of the cresent
active managers,' though there will un
doubtedly be some change in the per
sonel of the board of directors . -
On the Other hand the chahae of own
ership will mean a. great chans-e in
the equipment and capacity - - of the
that, the sanitarium mav hav a nnhlir I nronerty will be damasred
vlndlcatloA from the ugly charges that- While over twp-thlrda of the property
have been made against It Witnesses (owners along the avenue have already
had been called to Portland from Mon-1 signed the petition calling for the Im-
tana, California and Washington and I provement, it is feared that the lm
eastern -states, and the defense was I provement will be held up for some
anxious to have the evidence heard. I time.
Had the case gone to trial the da-1 Knox has a house and barn on his
fense had witnesses to prove that Tur-1 property, between Kllllngsworth avenue
and Brown street,' which be claims
would be greatly damaged. He claims
that the barn would have to be moved
back, thereby damaging a number of
fruit trees on his property.
In order to block the Improvement
Knox Is applying for an injunction from
the circuit court The people most In
lerestea in me improvement are going
ahead with their work and expect to
overcome all opposition. They point ou
that they wilt by paving Kllllngsworth
avenue, make it one of the leading busl
ness streets on the east side and that
any loss they may Suffer now will be
more than made up In the future.
Councilman Ellis of the Tenth ward
was present at the meeting last night
and suggested that the property own
ers see that the Independent pavinS
x, t , i. . season, ac- Job. It was pointed out to him that
Mr'Jlbat' approximately 100 the independents had the same chance
ZJT..t VL u T . J,a y the as the others to bid before ,the council,
""va(iiuui ui ciiy. A part
of this will be the replacement of old
and small mains with new and large
ones; but-at the same time much x
tenslon work will be done.
It Ms understood also that' many
changes and additions will.be made in
tha producing end of the plant to meet
the . increased demand for gas which
will come wlth extended, service and
bigger mains. v ..
V egotiatloai on Soma Time. I
Representatives of the RiowriV. n... I Derailment of a car' laden with rail
uuaifj i t
& Bond company have been in the city roadUe relayed freigbt train No. 65
for some time and active negotiations 1 0ut of .Portland for Corvallis several
nave ueen unaer way since their nm. I nours iasc nigni, near v-rowiey. a sta-
ing for tha purchase of the plant These I tlon few miles this side of, Independ
negotlatlons are said to have r.nitoH I ence on the west side division. Al-
in the agreement of tha stOckhnlrtr fthough tha heavy freight, conslstinr of
ana oona noiaers to sen at the figures 1 10 c&rs came to a suoaen standstill,
quoted to them by tha purchasing, com-1 o . one was injured,. nOr was much
pany.- i nese , negotiations ' only need I damage done. , .
the official sanction of the stockhnM. I Assistance was ImmedlatelT sent ah
ers meeting to close the negotiations from Portland, as tha train-trew found
and make the sale legally-effective. It 1 impossible to get the car back on
-The new ownersHria take ohargs ef tha Jt rack with tho appliances on hand,
the company as soon as the neceamtrv No material inconveiiieftci -wa ah
formalities are concluded and the man. 1 traffic by tha wreck, as the track h.ri
for the-improvement and extension f 1 been cleared and put in shape in time
tha property will be, worked outi as for this monrmga passenger trains. The
soon a tne aavancing season makes it I accident happened at t o clock last night
possible to -carry on the work without J and the railroad people - have as yet
TRAIN CREW HAS
' Eckart went to the room and placed
Meyers unor arrest. The defense in
the case was that the arrest was tin
lawful In that It wS made Without a
warrant or without provocation arid that
the prisoner was right in resisting the
orricer. rne prosecution conducted by
District Attorney John McNary was
masterly and the case which McNary
developed against the prisoner was a
surprise. It was believed from the first
that murder in the first degree could
not be sustained by the state and that
manslaughter would be the verdict Late
last. night it was generally believed that
the Jury would disagree and today the
veraict or murder in the second degree
is considered a victory for tho state.
Attorneys P. H. D'Arcy and S. T.
Richardson defended the prisoner, who
hss behind him tha wealth of his father,
who now lives in Portland. The chb
will without doubt be carried to the
supreme court " rr"
H. W. and M. Jj. Meyers, brothers of
the convicted man, conduct at Salem the
largest department store in Oregon, out
side of Portland. Tho family gained
notoriety about 18 months ago when the
two brothers In business here attempted
unsuccessfully to prevent the marriage
of their father, who Is 70 years of age.
At the time a strong box containing
150,000 worth of securities and 'jewels
was lost at Portland .while being trans
ferred to t ie fat: rr through the Wells
Fargo from a local bank.
JOHN BURNS, UNION
LABOR MAN, ASSAULTED
(United Pre teaaed Wire.)
London, Jan. 8. John Burns, who
represents the labor, union element in
the British parliament was assaulted
at Staffordshire last night by an un
identified man, according to dispatches
received from that place today. Burns
was entering his automobile after mak
ing a political speech in a town hall,
when his assailant, who was not Iden
tified as a resident of Staffordshire,
sprang upon him from the crowd on
the sidewalk and struck him several
times with his fist.
The assailant made good his escape
and disappeared In the crowd.
Burns was not seriously hurt, but
suffered a number of bruises and cuts
on his face.
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TO BE LOCKED
OUT HEXT Iffi
Proprietors of Binderies ; Agree
to Nonunionize Shops Rather
Than Grant Employes. Wage
Increase of $3 a Week.
STRIKE FEBRUARY 20 u A
IF NOT FORCED OUT
Compositors Say Wage Sched
ule Lower in Portland Than
Any Other City Same Size.
Relations are strained to th: break
ing point between employers and job
printers In Portland. The printers ' ex
pect to be locked out of the shopa next
week, and employers do not deny that
they have agreed among themselves to
nonunloniie their shops before they will
grant increases In wage, schedules .de
manded by the printers. .
Press feeders and some of the press
men, refused demands for increased
wages, have announced their intention
of, striking the first or next week, If
the lockout order Is not made effective
beforo they , can strike. Compositors,
who have been refused a $3 a week in
crease, expect to work until' February
20,' then strike, if in the meantime, they
have not been locked out of -the shops.
With the strike of the bindery wo
men's union Tuesday bad feeling be
tween employers of printers and em-;'
ployes reached a. crisis. Encouraged
by the sympathy of the men, 0 girl
who left local book binderies because .
tbey were refused an Increase- ef $J a
atftek., ara .prepai4a;-Tor-a-long-strlkec -In
token - of the belief entertained by
the local job printers that a. strike is
Inevitable.' arrangements foiv trika
rT I benefit a rs already bHng "made. '
Theodore P. Shonts, president of the 8tatenwntJ1 .ye.terday b; em".
Interborougn Rapid Transit com- pioyers were bitterly resented by the
pany of New York, who Will retire Journeymen, , They assert that a com-"
on February 1. Mr.- Shonts cam Pr'"" of . w?e schedules between
m., v,i, .:,u.n t,l Portland and cities of the middle west
to the New York-subway on the i. ot ;.ir to them; that a comparison
recommendation of Paul Morton, of the wsges paid inPortiand with
It is said the reason for Mr. Shonts ,thf ' coast cities will show that the
retirement is that he ha. .tlrrel im Io,t.1nd eale la the least of arry, The
' " " , " I printers also claim that. all branchea of
too much antagonism to the Inter-
Haigh Fails in Effort to Keep
News of His Burglaries From
Wife, Who Was in Pendle
ton at Time.
While the police station Is a place
where the comedy and tragedy of the
city are' centered, one of the 'most af
fecting occurrences for many days was
witnessed there yesterday, when the
bride of , George Haigh. "gentleman
burglar, visited him In Jail. The meet
ing was pathetic In the extreme.'
Haigh lives in Pendleton, but ha
been In Portland four weeks. During
this time . he has committed 11 bur
glarles, -and has made a complete con
fession. His wife did not know . he
was In trouble until she read of the
affair in the newspapers that reached
(Continued on Page Thirteen.)
Proposed Members of Investi
gation Committee Not For?
- ester's Friends.
(WaahlnctoQ Bureau of The Journal.)
Washington, . Jan, 6. Advance sug
gestions from inspired sources as to Who
will be . members of the Ballin? er-Pin-
chot Investigation special committee are
regarded as indubitably, Indicating the
Intention to whitewash Balllnger.
Among the'vlS proposed members, not,
one is a aepenaaoie iriena or.pinchot.
while several ape .active partisans . of
plnchot s friends would be satisfied
if one or two members were appointed
from the real supporters of conserva
tor Tuesday evening. Immediately, (the
the i interruption , from weatlir,. condlUons. been unable ti discover the ,cause, ' Continued on Page Thirteen.)
the printing trade have been more fa.
vored in- the matter of waae advam-e
than the employes of tha Job printing
houses, i ,:'- ...,'rir...
"We; get less than' bod carriers." de
clared C. A. Lessard, chairman of the
scale commttteo of the typographical
'Hod carriers are paid $4 a day for
llimlf 1 1 1 flifl IsahrtrM Tsa r--- M- l
'w ssatsrwi i wt 1 tt nv BpVIIU VQr fjr8 1
years learning; our trade, a trade which
necessitates much natural aptitude and
mechanical ability,-get $3.76 a day. I
am unable to mako expenses on tn
present salary of $22.60 a ; week be
cause of the Increased cost of living,
i "It was deliberate misrepresentation
of .facts for one of the emplovers . ur
state yesterday that the printers had
raised the scale each year during the
past five years. The facts of the case
are that the Job scale has not been
raised for three years and only- $1.59
in the last 16 years. Mr. Whitomore
knows, too, that it is not true' that our
wage schedule is the highest in the
country, because, in fact, it la lowest
and not only the lowest for printers
of any place on the Paclflo coast-but
lower than any other trade or calling.
They clalrn, that lower scales in other
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Bold Attempt to Rob Foreign
Exchange Bank of New
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New York, Jan. . Two robbers, fail
ing in their attempt to hold .up the For
eign Money Exchange bank of Henry
Kern in urooaiyn toaayk . snot , and
mortally wounded the banker's brother,
Bam' Kern, wno was c-vereeer , of the
place. . - - - "- 3r .. '','.''; ":
The proprietor was out wnen the rob
bers entered. They leveled. ..their--re
volvers at Sam Kern and ordered him
to give them all the money on hand.
Kern turned and fled.,; The robbers
fired at him and then fled to the street
Throe- clerks were to tbe.bank at the
time of the robbery and saw tha shoot
Marshall ' Roehl of -: Auburn,
Wash., Dyjng i From Bullet
Wound Boys Arrested; Af
ter Chase of Seven Hours.
, (totted Press LmmS Wlre.l ' .
Auburn, Wash., Jan. . City Marshal
August Roehl la dying and two youth.
Howard Williams and C. Hildreth of
Sumner, are-under arrest for the shoot
ing, as the result of a drunken caroumai
here last nightv Williams and Ilildrrtir
were arrested In Sumner at T o'clock
this morning by a posse of dirnutk-
after a chase lasting since mlitnl-i:t.
Both lads fled to' their homes after j J -
llama fired the shot that will prohutj :i
cost the life of the marshal. - - .
The shooting occurred., at 11:30 lyt
night at the Northern Pacific depot )
Auburn. The pair' became boisu-ntut.
and George Richardson. sp-cial .Vjj'ih
errt Paclflo etmetable, arrestert tiinr.
City-Marshal Roehl -.vas tiKimsinu'- :.
and as he was conve-lnf thm t'jwa- i
the Jail Williams su.iidenly dYttv r.'.-
volver and f Irod. .
Roehl. the dvlnr marvhar, l HUin.t. f,
years of age. lie has a wife si -J tu
.daughters. ,: . -5 ; - , '
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