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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL, PORTLAND, SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 22, 1910.
HOMES TO s
HERMANN IN DEAL
BETTER LATJDING RATE CASE MAY
FORSPAHSOUGHT BE DECIDED SQONl
HILL TO BUILD BIG
Attorneys Fight Over Admis
sion v pf Evidence Taken
; Against Defendant in Wash
ington, D. C.
'Irving and Seventh Streets Not
Favored for West End of
Broadway Bridge. .
Colonel Wrthlngton,counsel for Bin-
Mayor Simon Mid this mornlyg that
It would be necessery to secure a bet
ter landing for the west approach of
the new Broadway bridge than that
contemplated at Irving' and Seventh
atreets by the original plana. Tha mayor,
City Engineer Morris, Councilman Ellis
and Menefee visited the vicinity of the
ger Hermann, expressed hU beUef today an(, Bftw lo0kng over the ground, the
mat ne can conciuuo rruumi ciwcui., -,m f tha n
tending to exonorate Hermann irom con- to bring
nectlon with Oregon land frauda In one Hoyt and Seventh atreete waa readily
day next week before the federal court aeen.
Thla will put tne caee In" tha handa of The trip of tha mayor's party waa
the Jury next Tuesday afternoon, aa Mr. "! In response to a request of Con-
Heney said at tha conclusion of thla aultlng Engineer Modjeskl. In a let-
morning's aeaalon of court that be will ter to tha mayor. Mr. Modjeskl pointed
. . - .i out tha fant that hv tranaferrlna' tha
not require more man an wiuiuumi : - -- --- -
in the production of affirmative evidence propoaed terminal of the a pan to ifoyt
fnt.nrta to anew that Blne-er Hermann "treat a reduction from 4 per cant .to
aa commissioner of tha general Una Jr cnt could be aecyred In the
office conspired with F. P. Mays, W1I- a": ' ' .
lard K. Jone and other to tha fraudu- .A further and Important reason why
lent disposition of achool laada In tha tha change Is considered advisable la
riua Mountain reserve. - on account of the greater convenience.
m a VMnda. I t will offer traffic If tha bridge were
, T " V- . k-. u..,.. to land at Irving street it will ba ee-
Heneya effort to show at Hermann ceeslble from only two. direction, from
knew of the Blue . Mountain reserve gv.nth ,tret tne ioutn .nd f rom lrr.
f.rU,fnd 1 I w,. F JaSSJa ,n 00 th Irving street Is inter-
lln P. Maya when the secretary decided e.vnta hv h railroad verrta.
Attorney Cotton Personally
; Pleaded Case Before
W. W. Cotton, attorney for the O.
R. A N. lines In Oregon, returned thla
morning from Washington, D. C.. where
ne argued tor tna railroad 'company
the Portland distributive rata case be
fore the Interstate Commerce "commis
sion during the early part of tha
month. J The case was taken under ad
visement It Is expected that a de
cision will be rendered at tho same
time that a decision Is handod doivnl
DEPOT FDR LINES
IN THE NORTH END?
IBffSBOIIDTO JUBY GETSCASE
REWTSI500 AGAINST JOHNSON
Belief Expressed by Property
holders That Option w 14
Blocks by J. B." Gossage
Will Be Put to That Use.
That tho options acquired by ' X B.
Efforts to Get Reduction - to
$1000 Cash Fail Before
- Judge' Bronaugh.
Although an Insistent plea waa made
to Presiding Judge -Bronaugh to allow
Samuel Levin, who was brought from
Philadelphia by Detective. Dhv and
Hydeto give t000 cash ball, tho court
yesterday afternoon declined to grant
tne request ana placed the cash ball at
11600. Levin's attorney had declared
Second CriminakAction Against
Proprietor of the Delmonico
Restaurant Closes Today. .
Gossans ef Seattle .-en I bloHca In I tn,t Jt ou'd be Impossible for his Cll
worth Portland were taken in the Inter- ' 1 . ,va morm lnan .
urging, ma piea to no court, the at
. 1 m . . . 1 ... . Tr. i hi 111a . rill 1 iviitm. nd riiar tnm
tne ena or me appro.cn 9 me poK.ne rate cmM-wnmt-nmorjA.M . , h(, ir.r,---. "T" 1"- torney said that Leviu should lie out o
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depot for the Northern. "Pacifc, North 0 assist in preparing lils defense.
But at Hoyt street, a block further
. Rth.r Mountain re- 1' !" " . 7''
.v. , , ISO mere is no approacn on mat tnor
awv .1. - "w;r ?'7"1 oughfara from tha north.
woivenon occiaea tn tn. "J i0uth, access la offered from three dl
Hermann'a , Washington rectlona to tha bridge. Tha coat of ad
competent evidence to aaubllah thli mionAl materlal Jeeded for the longer
point. -:" '- . approach to Hoyt street would ba far
. rTin RJtt,n0U. tenographer, who ouwe1rhed By ltf advantages,
had been in charge of dlvlalon records Anotnsr alteration" In the pTina. reo
In the general land off lea, waa put on on,men(jed by Modjeskl, la that of an
me aiana ursi ima morning, nm 10.- jntsrmdlate pier for tha approach to D
ttfled! that on. Hermann's 'lue! or .rect-d .omewhera Jn the Northern Pa
personal stationery tha following tele- c(fJo terminal yarda. Unleaa thla la
gram had been sent to Maya In Ore- tn appr0ach t111 have to ba car
gon, July 26, UOi: , rle4 on a single span for 416 feet By
"Fifteen patent Umber land entries maktng two spans the coat would ba re
have been forwarded to tha Roseburg aucea possibly $60,000. It is Tary doubt
land office. I recommend the with- mi however. If tha railroad Intereata
drawal of tha Strawberry mountain re- can be Induced to give up enough ground
serve and later made tnia recotnmenao-1 for this pier, aa tha yarda ar already
tlon to tha secretary and he haa ap J con res ted and every cvellable foot la
. provea. mm tail.... joinger xicriuajiu, i neeaea lor traCKSge. f
Ke&ey Bead maaorda.
Mr. Heney, . following the reading of
this telegram, ' which had been filed.
according to tha testimony of Rltten-
house. In' the commissioner's personal I
letter press copy book kept in his own
rooms, read at length from tha record
of Hermann's trial In Washington two
years ago. It was tha cross examina
tion of tho ex-commissioner by Prose
cutor Baker that Heney emphasized tho
via,- Thla .Mlnln. V. - .1 Y. , I
at first Hermann denied aver having Liberals Can Only HOpe Re-
ceiii. such , iei-(Tun iu juaya, men.
slso been argued before 'the commis
Mr. Cotton slso conferred with the
guides of tha Harriman line destinies
when east, but in that connection said
ha had nothing to give to the public
at this time. That the Deschutes proj
ect, waa one of tha main toplca of dla-
cusslons at . these meetings Is under
stood, but Mr. Cotton said nothing had
transpired that could be given out now.
Mo Word of Joint Agreement.
Whether the question of attempting
to. reach a Joint "traffic arrangement
between tha . Harriman and Hill ays
tems over the much eontested stretches
along the Deschutes river had been up
for consideration Mr". Cotton declined to
aay, but It is believed that there has
been some talk of making an effort
In that line. It ia held that If a traffic
arrangement was reached the two roads
could operate over one track for a -distance
of cloae to 100 miles through a
territory where tha two aurveys run
practically parallel. Again it la pointed
out that both oompanlea have expended
too much money on their rcsDectlve
aides of the river' to make it worth
wmie to reach a traffic agreement at
LITTLE hit FOR
MAJORITY OF 40
the telegram being produced, admitted
sending it. giving aa reason that May
had probably asked htm fpr the Infor
mation or had made some indication of
hla deIr to know tha secretary' ac
tion as soon aa taken. ?
,.' Details Hermann's Denial.
Heney proceeded their to read parts
of Hermann's testimony! detailing Her.
mann's denial that he had aver had any
t relation, 1 business, political or fraud
. ulent, with Maya, or Mays' associate,
Wlilard Jones. These ware conflicting
tuts or evidence which tha defendant
leaned forward earnestly to hear. , A
final item waa to show that although
Hermann bad denied . recommending
Maya for the United States district at
torneyshlp of Oregon, that he had been
one of those who had recommended
Mays for that very position. That he
ahould have wired Mays, for the Straw
berry' mountain reserve, of tha secre
tary's decision, only aa a matter of in
terest, waa explained by the fact of
. Maya expreascdly great Interest In ca
"Now, If your honor pleaae." said
Colonel Worthlngton at the conclusion
of the reading, "all this is part of evi
dence used against Mr. Hermann when
he waa tried in . Washington for the
destruction of the very records referred
to here today, and at that time, after a
long dragging trial, he waa acquitted.
I submit that it la not 'proper evidence
to be used before his Jury."
Thought - It Competent.
"I thought it was competent evi
dence," said Prosecutor Heney after
"It la because eo little of the evidence
submitted is competent or material that
T -.U I. ... 114,1.. , 1 t .
Bu&ii nam 4iiw m revui- ana mat 1111
. tie will take but a" short "time." said
"I have submitted thla matter be
cause Mr. Hermann's memory, like oth
" er men's, is not infallible," said Mr.
Heney to the court. "He denies a mat
ter, then he admits it, si thought this
would be useful to show aa a matter of
argument that when Mr. Hermann- de
stroyed records in his office at Wash
ington, that in addition to private' and
.. altogether personal matter, he destroyed
ucn parts of the offllcal -records aa
. were not well for him to keep
Rlttenhouse made it clear just how
; records were divided. All mall from
Oregon wa opened by the commissioner
personally or under his direction. All
" correspondence marked ""personal" or
"confidential," whether from Oregon or
toe people at large, was opened by the
commissioner, ir it necessitated a per
onal reply, the oopy of the reply was
filed In the commissioner's own office
on blue stationery.
Oopy Books Aoenuolaed.
Tweny-five or 80 letter press copy
books accumulated. These, ' it seems,
were destroyed by the commissioner
when he left office in 1903.
S The government has as yet J. P. Mc
Vaine, the man who is supposed to have
sent the "tips" to the alleged conspira
tors, to offer aa witness. Alao W. Scott
Smith and Clerk Valk. keeper of records
in Division R. These will go on the
r stand Monday.
In order to show the existence of an
understanding between Mays and Her
mann. Mr. Heney has secured the per
mission of the court to submit as evl
denre letters-front Mays to Hermann,
referring , to the Strawbwry mountain
reserve, ana written July 12 and July
3 5, 1802. Other evidence to show that
Hermann and Maya held long confer"
nces togetner over tne Blue mountain
reserve is also promised by Heney for
maining Elections Will In
crease Slight Lead.
f United Prrm ImttA Wire.)
London, Jan. 22. Interest in the elec
tion today f enters in the contest be
tween Lloyd-George, author of the fa
mous budjrot which precipitated the
great political crisis, and H. C. Vin
cent, the Conservative who Is opposing
him. It was conceded this arternoon
that Lloyd-George would be reelected,
but the else of his majority was the
subject of much Interesting speculation.
, There are only 24 election contests
going on today, making much less ac
tivity than on moat days during the
There is now scant "hope on the part
of the Liberals and the laborltes of
securing a majority of 40, although the
Liberals predict that, beginning today,
they will show gains.
The latest returns this evening show
a net gain for the Conservatives of '87
The totals to date are: Conserva
tives, 216; Liberals, 181, Nationalists,
60; Laborltes, 36.
FOR BAD SERVICE
Citizens in Complaint Against
Car Company Will Advocate
City Owning System
Task of Decorating Armory
and Placing Cars Pro
Municipal ownership Is the threat
held against the Portland Railway,
Light A Power company In a com
plaint filed. In the city auditor's office
today. The complaint Is addressed to
the special council committee appointed
to Investigate municipal transportation
and Is short and to the point. Follow
ing is the communication:
"Gentlemen if the people had confi
dence in you honestly and painstakingly
carrying on an Investigation of the
conditions ot the, streetcar system they
would nil tne city hall with kicks.
"However, all cars are overcrowded
and not run frequently enough. Los
Angeles gives two minute servloe In
the rush hours. Many lines, such as
the Alberta, give but 10 minute service.
Take a nickel and hang on a strap for
an hour yourselves, and see if you think
the service is worth that sum.
"Why are not shelters put at Junc
tion and transfer points? The waits
In the rain help out the undertakers.
How many of the city council are espe
cially interested in undertaking estab
lishments? "The cars ,at junction polnta do not
wait when other cars are unloading
transferred passengers, . but compel
them to. wait , until the next car. This
is unnecessary and exasperating and
constitutes rotten service.
"The actual cost of transportation Is
but three cents. If Interest on actual,
not watered stock is allowed. Why do
we pay live cents for what people in
Cleveland, Ohio, are , getting, for three
and four, and In several towns in Can
ada for three?
"The remedy will come unless -better
service and -charges are given. That is
municipal ownership; Sincerely,
"A. D. CRIDGE,
"854 East Twenty-second Street North."
Bank and,Great Northern roads' Is the j? aJl hat Levin should not be-disbelief
of many interested persons. ; criminated against because it was necea-
Goasage la in Portland, having quiet- ry t0, nd o'crs to Philadelphia for
ly come Into town two days ago, and I n Dt' P,ntlB out that the practice of the
ainoe nis arrival the tip has been passed I vur- mn i awow casn Dan in
arouna among tnose whose holdings Ji ,muunl 01 Dona wim sureties,
were optioned by. the Seattle broker J1 bond ?ad previously been fixed at
mat tne options will be taken up by
the local representatives of tha Hill I Court Holds Tlrmly.
roads as faat aa they mature.. Judge Bronaugh said he would not
Option Expires Tomorrow. laiscyiminate, but that a man who leavea
The option on block II In Blackstone'g f , ,tta' rMlBt extradition and makes
addition expires tomorrow.' This was necessary to expend a, considerable
me nrst piece of property In the die- ""' r.wwHn,
trlct to be acquired by - Mr. Gossage. not ntu'd much consideration
Those on the inside , of the big deal. OMlo remains under the Jifrlsdlo-
whlle declining to talk for publication. I.,"0' tn? curk The judge thought
say. that the money, will purely be paid . 7 ,n uon ;
for this oroDertv todav or Mondav . J Lvln attorney also stated that
One of the Interested owners 'whose ,9yT 'nnelfarb, ; from wh0m Levin
holding was optioned for nearly $200,- iu Uered to have stolen about $1200
000. said today that -he knew aa n w?rtn of tWn. has been able to Iden-
abeoluta fact that arranremanta barf lfy nt exoeed $200 Worth Of the
been made to take up the options on f00 w?rm of Jewelry found In posses
the entire 14 blocks. Only within the ,on ' the defendant , when he waa ar
ras t few days a prominent local official r;'eJki B"1 Bronaugh suggested
or tna HIM rniHa mAvimtkA nn wiav wiy UBIUIIMB ,lu IUUUUUU,
owners, whose property la under option. nd f""10 be held In any event as
to be on the lookout for new site for . "ii , ,twn 00
his manufacturing plant, at the same r
time assuring that the option on his
property would be taken up within 10
Higher Kgnres Offered.
It is known that, a local real estate
broker, who has frequently acted In the
past ss a . land-buying . agent for the
Harriman system, has approached sev
eral of those whose property was op
tioned to Gossage and offered a higher
figure for the parcels, and at least one
of the owners attempted to get a re-
leaa trnm flMHn tint wtthmit aitaaa
The amount Involved In the whole Jupy f JliStlCe COlllI 3t SOO
transaction is nearly $1000,000. 1 and J " - . 1 H
under the terras of the option, this en
tire itm is to be psld In cash when the
title passes from the present owners.
Most of the options ran 80 days from
December 28, although a- few of them
expire In 60 days, and one In 80 days.
Several of those who leased their1
property to Gossage were seen today
and without exception they are all con
I. W. W. LEADERS
NTT P I
kane Upholds the Anti-
(United FT Ml Letaftfl' Wire. I
Spokane. Wash., Jan. 22. It took a
1 iney are an conr m. - Ti,t atnir-m
fldent that It was a bona fide railroad nn Jinl,.- tn ., Hl..
I- . .t.M lll. " " " .V W
The scathing 'arraignment of tha po-
I lice for alleged 'hounding" of the defend-
H0 oy Dniivi-' rvun aiiu m iic. iui t;v-
vlctlon by Deputy City Attorney Sulli
van, the second case this week in which
an effort is being made to convict Ed
Johnson, former proprietor ofthe Del
monloo restaurant of selling liquor with
out license was given to the jury shortly
before noon today..
The defense followed the precedent set
Dilatory Work - and Inferior
. Equipment Blamed for Loss ?
, , of Czarina Crew--Marsh-,
'From . what I ' saw of It the llft-
aavlng service at Coos Bay Js very. dll-'
tory.'t said E. n. Crawford of . the firm
In the earl les case. In .which acoulttal f Little A, "Crawford, yesterday. - in
was secured without any evidence being , speaking of tne wreck of the Crailna
offered In-behalf f the ilefendant.-The
city rested this morning with the test!
mony of Louis Trummer that during
July and August last he sold about a
qosen bottles of beer per day to John
son,r and ' the defense announced - that
the would go' to the jury without any
The charge on trial Is the sale of two
bottles of beer to a man named Mackey
on August 26, the arresting officer be
ing Joseph Klenlen, a plain clothes man,
Mackey is only a name in the caae, as he
haa disappeared.' -Deputy City Attorney
Sullivan declares he haa made a stronger
case for the city than in the earlier
case. i'; - v .
On cross-examination of Klenlen yea
terday afternoon the defense brought out
that Klenlen had been told by Ed Maher,
Maher for special protection of his place.
The defense worked this part of the case
to the lull In the argument to the Jury,
contending tliat money was extorted
from Johnson by the police, and that the
restaurant man was not molested until
sfter these special 'payments ceased.
Kienlen declared that he acted strictly
in the performance of his ' duty, and
raided the place under direction from
I'oitce captain Slover.
Judge Morrow denied a motion for a
directed verdict for the defense at the
conclusion of the testimony, and 10 min
utes were allowed each side for argu
ment. The jury had little more than
time to organise before going out for
lunch. . 1 . . -
WASHOUTS DELAY ;
last week. Mr; Crawford was In Marili-
rield at the rime of the dlaaster. ' He
ays that the lifesavlng crew apparent'
ly lacked knowledge of how to handle
what equipment they hadj.r
"I should Judge." said-Mr. Crawford, ,
"that the steamer was less than half a ,
mile from tha shore.' In firing; the line
out to her it fell short about 800 yards
In both, attempts that were made to
get it across the wrecked ftekmer, the
crew handling tha gun not even staking'
It down, and as a natural result the re
coll would throw the sun back about 30
feet, ...',.'! 1
rired Oon Twloe. .
"The gun was fired only twice.' Then
the effort was apparently riven un as a
useless operation, but, in my opinion.
and that of many other people In Marsh
field to whom I talked, the gun should ,
have been fired again and again until
the ship was reached with a line or the
gun was burated.
From all that I could learn." con
tinued Mr. Crawford Indignantly, "the
equipment of that station Is absolutely
Inadequate and I consider that the gov
ernment Js very lax In not fumlahln
better. : In apUe of the fact", that the
lifesavlng crew would not make the at
tempt to go to the resoue of the Deonle
aboard the Csarlna,' a number of cltl
sens ot Marshfield wanted to try and
take the boat out but were not allowed
to do ao."
Mr. Crawford said that he talked with
a member of the lifesavlng service at
another point and aaked him how far-a'
line could be thrown, and the man said
that It could be shot over an object
two miles out at sea. '
transaction, and that In a short time
they will be called upon to execute deeds
of the Industrial Workers of the World
of conspiracy. Judge Stocker Imposed
thnVHTnn0hfiP hld,n" 0n-Pt,0n Ntne maximum
tne 1U people. , . montha In tha nnimt lail. Th mih
will be appealed. '' Those convicted to
day were George Speed. John M Fobs,
Otto Justh. Hartwell Shipper. Charles
Grant and Thomas Whitehead. The
convictions grew out of the . Spokane
ordinance prohibiting speech making on
the streets. "
siF. A. KRI8S GETS
hale a Million
for ib tract
Eastern Syndicate Makes Pur
chase of 500,000,000 Feet
. of Choice Growth in Ska
Nearly 100 men are at work at the
Armory completing the decoration for
the automobile show, which opens Mon
day. The great park, scene painting
has been finished. The main work Is
in putting in place the plaster casts and
columns. The cars are to be placed late
One of the biggest tasks undertaken
In the handling of a show of any kind
in Portland was that of getting 16 or
1$ cars up the stairs and into the ball
rooms on the second floor. It will take
all of this afternoon and most of the
night to get all the cars placed. Until
this task Is completed, the arranging
of tne lower floor exhibits will be
(United Press Leased Wlrs.)
New York, Jan. 22. Judee Houeh In
the United States circuit court todav
quashed a second indictment against
P. Augustus Heinse, charging him with
manipulation or the funds of the Mer
cantile National bank.
Prosecutor Wise announced that he
would present another case to the grand
The Heloze case Is one of those which
grew out of the panic of 1907 and which,
following the collapse of the Knicker
bocker Trust company, shattered many
imposing financial structures.
The claim that Helnxe had dominated
the Mercantile bank and had misapplied
the funds presented one of the great
est sensations of those exciting days in
The federal authorities alleged at the
time that they had ground f or many
different complaints against Helnze and
the statement of Wise is taken to in
dicate thatthe government will proceed
The Fred A. Krlbs timber holdings
of 6400 acres in Skamania county,
Washington, were sold today by E. C
Mears, as agent, to a syndicate of Mich
igan and New York capitalists. The-
conslderatlon is $500,000. The tract
will cruise more than 600,000,000 feet
A sawmill will be built at once 'oy
the corporation -and the timber aawed
on the ground for sale in the lumber
markets of the world. The tract is close
to the North Bank railroad and access
for shipments is easy. , ,
all arrangement, can be completed yj:ZZ &
ST. HELENS YOUTH
(Rpelsl Isp.tch to A journal.)
St Helens, Or., Jan. 22. John Drew,
about 20 yeare oldj son of William
Drew of St. Helens. ". Was found dead
near the outskirts of St. Helens this
morning with bullet hole in head. The
body w as picked up by party of laborers.
A coroner's Jnquest is being held this
afternoon by Coroner Frank Sherwood.
1'iew had been acting peculiarly- for
some time and It Is tnougtit he took his
lit wblie mentally unbalanced.
It was announced this morning that a
second aeroplane manufactured by J.
C. Burkhard. a Portland roan, would'
be on exhibition along side of the Cur-
tlss machine, being brought here by
E. Henry Wemme "..of the Portland
Automobile club. The machine Is .said
to be a combination of the Curtlss and
the Wright Inventions. "It has not been
tested In actual flights as yet, but will
be shown as an additional attraction.
The two aeroplanes are to be shown in
the gymnasium of the Armory. An ex
tra admission of 25 cents will be
charged, all of which goes toward the
completion of the Mount Hood road.
seded ty the one in which the. indict
ment quasned today was found. .
' The Heinse case was developed at tho
same time tlfat Charles W. Morse, thi
former ice king. Was indicted on the
charge of misusing the funds of the
banks under his control. ! :-.
The friends -of Morse, who is now
serving, a 16 year term ia the federal
prison at Atlanta, were busy this after
noont investigating whether today's de
cision dismissing tire Helnze Indictment
on technical grounds could be applied
to his benefit,
COURT SAYS SCHULZ
SHOULD KEEP PROMISE
The latest novelty . In legal circles
Is an injunction, to keep a man from
pressing dyeing and cleaning clothes.
It was requested this morning in be
half of Calvin-Ramsay, who says Her
man Schuls should be confined to a
select circle of regular customers in
his business as a clothes cleaner and
repairer, and not be permitted to take
The arm of the law Is Invoked to
enforce an agreement under which
Schulz Is said to have assigned his
shop at 615 Washington street to the
plaintiff and in which he promised that
ne would not take any business except
from his old customers between Octo
ber, 1909, and June, 1911, on any prem
ises except ithose owned by Ramsay
namsay says Bchuis - has broken the
agreement. He wants the outside busi
ness stopped. Circuit Judge Bronaugh
has issued a temporary injunction.
LA GRANDE HIGH WINS
(Special Dlspatek t The Journal. t
Ia Grande, Or., Jan. 22. The La
Grande High school yesterday evening
paved its - way for future contests in
the scramble for the state champion
ship In forensic honors, when It won
the triangular debate between . La
Grande, Elgin and Enterprise. - The
question wasr "Resolved," That the Gal
veston plan of government applied to the
city of New York would remove pre
vailing evils." La Grande team woo
from .Elgin unanimously. The La Grande
affirmative team which debated here
consisted Of Roy Currey, George Currey
and George Kerr.
The team handled 'the-toplc well, and
except for Miss Ethel Morris of Elgin,
never had serious competition. She was
easllythe Star for the visitors. At En
terprise, Where three football stars of
the 1910 squad had the negative side, a
2 to l decision in favor of La Grande
was secured. Joe Ingle, captain of the
football team, Artbr Meyers, manager of
the same team, and WlllHamllton, rep
resented La Grande. , . . ; '
Schecfules Generally Affected
by Soft Roadbed, but the
. Worst Is Over.
No trains, are operatinv today be
tween Spokane and Portland over the CL
R. & N. line, but it Is expected to have
tne line open by, tl evening, . Wash
outs and heavy snow drifts are block
adlng traffic. - The Spokane, Portland
& Pugef Sound track Is open and trains
are operating over that line, but some
what behind schedule, owing to a soft
The Oregon division of . the O. R. A
N. Is open, but trains are a few hours
late because of tbe necessity of pro
ceeding with caution, the tracks having
been rendered1 soft by the heavy rains
auring tne week. -
Large repair gangs are kept vbusy
getting the break in the- Washington
division repaired, and it is hoped that
by evening everything will be moving
in rair shape. The greatest damage by
tne water was done between the sta
tions of.Stsrbuck and Bolles.
(United Prns Itasca Wlr,,
New York, Jan, 22.- Jack Johnson
appeared in court today to answer , to
charges preferred against him by Nor
man Plnder, a diminutive negro.' who
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aiiegou f timb t.,io frasiuoi. ' nil uuiw BTlu
Private Papers Belonging
Little Falls Man Found
While repairing a flush tank back of
the Teddy saloon, Sixth and Burnslde
streets, this morning, a plumber found
a lot of bank books, letters, photographs
kicked him when he refused to buy a "t uv fr' 54'
bottle of wine. The case was continued. 1 &&?Z.fXZlt Tt
HILL LINES TO GIVE '
Homeseekers' rates will be granted by
the Northern pacific and the Spokane,
Portland & Seattle roads this aummer
from points east and in the middle
states to Oregon and Washington points.
The rate for the round trip will be the
price of one full far one way plus $2.50.
The tickets will be sold the first and
third Tuesday each month, beginning in
Alleging that he squandered his
money In riotous living and that for
some time he has been addicted "j to
arunkenness,' .ate uowden has begun
suit in, the circuit court for divorce
from Caleb B. ' Dowden. They were
married in Roseburg !h October, 1890. :,
1 Divorce -oh the- ground of desertion
nas oeen asked by Elsie Hardy from
Iral Hardy. They were married in Sa
le m In September, 1907, and she says
he left her in May, 1908,'golng to Van
couver, Wash.,, and refusing to return.
Susie Shipley alleges that Roy W.
oeCSUSe Of tnS SpaSMtV Ar entk ,a!flnH AthAl-urluA 'ttraa i-i
re not used for Illumination in Hiam, , conduct They were married in Porfc
nd onlyclty using electricity is land in Uccember, 1908. ' She asks for
liankok. . , , , , 1 at durj-ea of ai'iiatatum , 1.
STRIKES HIS MOTHER;
SENTENCED TO ROCKS
"Any boy who will strike his mother
deserves a good lesson. I think I shall
try and teach you one. I will give
you 30 days on the rockpile so you
can think it over."
This was what Judge Frank Bennett
of the municipal court told William
Berg, 143 East Ninth street, this morn
ing. Mrs. Berg complained yesterday
to the police that the son was abusing
her and . upon! numerous occasions had
struck her in the face. ", She said she
was unable to make him behave. He
is 22 years old and lives at home. Ha
admitted he struck his mother, but said
it was done when "he was angry.
SUES FOR $6581 FOR7"1
' Suit for 36681, alleged to be due on
brokerage and commission charges,, has
been begun by A, A. Courteney sgalnst
H. C. Campbell and C F. Swigert in the
circuit .court - , ' -: v., -X ',, .v
The, defendantsshtppedTlumtiftr and
lumber products to California aggregat
ing 352.600, and it is alleged that the
agreed compensation for finding the
business, has not been paid, '
The allegeM attack upon Plnder oc
curred in a cafe late Thursday night
Plnder stated that be asked Johnson
to drink with him and that Johnson
"I told him I could remember thel
day when he was glad to drink beer
firom a- tin bucket, and then he struck
me," Plnder declared,
Johnson is at liberty under ball of
RAILROAD IS LIABLE
FOR BAGGAGE DELAYS
The state railroad commission holds
that a railroad Is responsible for delays
by its agents in transferring baggage,
although tho commission has no power
to adjust claims against a railroad.
' The decision Of a case establishing
this precedent is that of Jay H. Upton
against the Southern Pacific company.
Last summer Mr. Upton started out on
a. camping trip .and, through the Bag
gage & Omnibus Transfer "company,
shipped certain . Jiaggage. It was de
layed and when it finally did arrive
piooemeai it was , accompanied , bv
charges for storage. Mr. Upton 'laid
the" matter before the railroad commis
sion With the result that the railroad
nas oeen aavised to accept the responsl-
oimy or tne aeiay of the baggage. " v,
Washington, Jan, 22. the first1 step
toward activity on the part of .'the
Balllnger-Pinchot investigation commit
tee of eongress was taken tolay when
Senator Nelson was elected chairman f
the committee and Senator McCall vice'
cnairman. -rne committee - wilr" meet
again next; Tuesday. ,;.,- w, , ''"'
J; ... . His Customer Was Drunk. Vi
, Joseph Battoerna, a" bartender - who
sold a drunken man liquor, was'given a
fine of 350 this morning in municipal
court The man was, Charles Brooks.
TO FIND SOUTH POLE
f Halted Press Ussed Wire.)
London. Jan. 22. That the British ex
pedition to seek the South Pole will re
main In the Antarctic region Indlflnately
is indicated by Captain Scott head of the
expedition. Who is superintending' prep
arations for his departure next July.
"If we fall to get to the South Pole
the first year," said Captain Scott, "and
If we fall the second yean we shall It y
the third. In fact we shall stop thera
until the thing is 'done."
, The English .treasury department's j
announcement that parliament will bo,
asked, to vote 3100,000 in aid of tha ex
pedition removes the last ves,lgn. of
financial difficulty and makes jt abso
lutely certain that Captain Scott and
his followers will have no trouble in
getting away from England by the mlU
dlo of July, as originally planned.
The explorers expect to have the most
modern equipment ever' taken Into the'
polar regions. Special attention will
be devoted to the choice of photographlo
apparatus and wireless teegrphy In
It has bee.i definitely decided to make
Chrlstchurch, New Zealand, the base of -
tho expedition. '
COMET IN SOUTHWEST
NOT HALLEY'S COMET
' tUnlted Picas teasad Wlre.l
Flagstaff. 'Aris.. Jan. 22. The comet
Which many here believed to be Halley's
comet, is the Innes comet, according to
the officials at the observatory here.
The celestial wanderer has been visible
to the naked eye for several evenings
a few degrees above the southern hor
Ison just after sunset, "
It, Is the brightest comet viewed for
years, and Is causing much Interest
among the astronomers on account of
the unusual position of Its tall.
wnen tne comet was nrst oo served it
was announced that Halley's comet had
been sighted. . This, ' however,,- is dls
proved y the statement of the dbserva-
tory officjais today.:;-, 'vyj-.
SHERIFF RELENTLESSLY 4
PURSUES ERRING SON
irntted Prcaa taairt Wlr '
San Francisco. Jan. 22. After a re
lentless search for "three eafs y His
own father, a Michigan sheriff, Roy E.
Pettlk, of good family and excellent
WSISr'j taken today. by a deputy
discovery of the papers throwing a veil
oi mystery over tne case. , , v
Apparently the man was either inter
ested In or had been working recently for
the Stillwater Lumber company at Little
Falls, as " the envelopes bear - that ad
dress., That he had money is Indicated
by the bank books, which show deposits
ranging from 3300 to 31400 in banks in
Seattle, Bellifigham, Spokane and a place
in Alaska,- Receipt also.: show . that
taxes had ' been tald on land In his
name In the vicinity of Rockford, N. D.
sheriff to Mare Island to face a chares
of desertion from the United , States
navy.' . .
Pettlk was formerly an attorney at
Ithaca, Mich. He married the , belle of
his natlVe town and shortly after was
charged with forging the name of his
wife's mother' to a mortgage for 33500.
He is alleged to have taken that amount
and fled. ;; --.-: :' r -.-A t': ' '
Pettik's father was sheriff at the time
and started a pursuit The youth disap.
Sr."';;': ?YJ?X' P" and later Is said to have enlisted
thrown.tnto the flush tank by the thief MJ"Ii:-i -;
I AAV FT no vuv'Bkj a-V via a, I II? a Lj CCl llUIfJ
by a deputy sheriff of Gratiot county,
to , prevent aetecuon is the theory - of
tne ponce, it is also reared -that Steh-
ley was foully dealt with as no report
of such a theft has reached the sta
tion. : Detectives are of the opinion that
If Stehley v had - been robbed he would
have reported to the police. -
The police believe that hemay have
been murdered In the north end and
that his body was dumpedlnto the river
after being rifled" of the valuables. In
the -hurry. It s -si.rmlsed, that1 perpe
trators of the crime took, everything ir
the clothing. Including letters end pho
tographs, and after taking what could
be converted Into ready cash, threw
the balance .away. , ' fc
, ; " 1 New Corporations. .
; Sdlem, Or. Jan. 22,i-Artlcles pf In
corporation, nave oeen . inea in tne or
fice of the secretary of state aa fol
lows: , ;
Hood River LHht ft Power company;
principal -office, Portland; capital stock,
32,000,000 y Incorporators, John D. Wil
cox, R. Smith and Wirt Minor. - ,.
v Pine Mercantile eompairy. Incorpora
ted; principal office, pin capital stock,
320,000:. incorporators, J. B. Wood, Isaac
McMullen, J. R. - Hunsaker and Frank
Clarke. v-"''::a.:- v; . v':v. :.' :ts-'
. Northwest Securities Compsny; prin
cipal of f ice", Portland: . capital stock,
1100.000: lncomorators. A. c. Emerv.
George Clark. and E. Q. i.erlow. ; - n
Bethel churchi principal office, Tall
man; incorporators,- A. Horner, : M. O.
Logsdon and 'L.C McQueen. : - ".
Michigan, who telegraphed , tho father
of the son's whereabouts. ' The elder
Pettlk instantly' wired the local authori
ties to nold the young1 man "on a t'.arge
of forgery. -, .'
GIRL WITH LONG
. NAME ADDS ANOTHER
i "Although she already has fou'r.names,
with a total of 33 letters," Miss Losadia
Llllyette Consuela Heggeiund lias de '
elded to add another, as shown by the
Issuance of a marriage license this
morning whereby she will acquire the
right to tack Schumann at the end. She
Is to marry Otto, Schumann Jr., of 435
West Park street . .
Edwin Campbell, a capitalist and
sheep king of the state, residing in
Portland, accompanied by his partner,
Professor ,suor.&, has left for a month's " ,
visit fit Los Angeles, Sah Diego and N
other California points.
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- ' S Notarial Cbmmlftsions. -. ,;- "
-. (Salem Bareaa"of Tha Jrmro.l.) ..'.,.-
Salem, Or., Jan, 22. Notarial com-
missions have beerj Issued t A. 8.
Skyles, Mtorla; B. S. Martin, Browns.
vllle; C- Milton Mattoon, Portland, and
Rollirt- K. Page, Salem. : - , . .