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PENDLETON, OltEGON, TUESDAY, MAY 4, 1900.
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Formal Charges Made Before
Supreme Court Against At
torney Norton of Baker.
ACCUSED MAKES PARTIAL
ADMISSION IX OrEX COURT
Attorney Norton Is Accused of Hav
ing Altered a Deed Accusation In
Supported by Tlireo Affidavit
Says jluit lie Changed Records so as
to Convey a Defective Title Xor
ton Admits Tluit the Record ls not
a True One Puts the lUiinic on Of
flco Force Ihul Filed a ConflicU
A mild sensation was created In the
supreme court this morning when
three affidavits were filed charging
Attorney C. E. Norton of Maker City
with nltering a deed 'forming a part
of the records in the appealed case of
George Strickland (appellant) versus
Commerciul Mining company (res
pondent.) The afflduvlts were by A. B. Combs,
Jr., county clerk of Baker county, by
John L. Itand and by V. W. Tornllson,
the two latter being the attorneys op
posed to Norton, In the case. The al
legations In these affidavits were that
in the original deed in question, the
description of the mining property
which It attempted to convey was de
fective In that the volume and' page
of tho records on which It appeared,
had been omitted while the copy of
the deed Included In the transcript
of appeal had been supplied with the
missing volume and page numbers.
It was further allegcd'ln tho affidavits
of Tonillnson and the country clerk
that tho handwriting which altered
the deed was ery similar to that ot
C. E. Norton.
The "feature of the morning
satlon was the admission by Norton
In open court that the record was not
a true one, though he had filed an
affidavit to the contrary and had
characterized the affidavits of his op-
ronents as willful, del bm e and ma-
1 clous lies. III. explanation of the
alteration was that it was a cle leal
error, inuui- uj ...
or that of the attorney who Is associ
ated with him In till case.
His admission this morning In open ) .natures, or fifteen hun
court in face of his sworn affidavit Is :
generally regarded by the attorneys. dw at last night's
who were present as tdm,"sl" meeting of the building trade aill-
perjury on his part and as ground. . Parkinson, the editor ot
Upon Wnicn UMmi im-ui y v 'ha '
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Trie three affidavits agiilnst Nor- !
ton were presented by Totnlinson thls(
tnornltiL' lii connection with his mo- ;
tmn to dismiss the appeal on tho I
i tl,n. .W.. r..eor,l before the
.onnri Is a forced, altered and fictlous ,
rnmnl and that there are .two om- '
l-xlniw in the twnscrlnt of the case '
on file Tho court held that the case '
could not he dismissed and must pro-.
cned to -trial though fie motion to !
mu,,.is with its BiinDortlng affidavits
would be admitted. Tomllnsrm was
o.tvpn ten dnv rto file additional
firri,i:vit and SO day in which to file I
It was generally expected that a mo-
tn rtixhnr Norton, would be made i
this morning, but such was not done, j
It now nuems that the debarment piro
cuedlngs will be taken up by the
grievance committee of the bar associ
ation. It was originally expected that
the dtahaiunent case -would be urged
on the grounds of (the alleged forgery
of til deed but since Norteui's admis
sions in court. It Is probable that the
charge of perjury wiJl ajso be added.
The German available arwy num
bers oer 6,000,600 men.
BOOTLEGGER II) JAIL
Because two squaws looked allk'
to him, Rufus Fletcher, colored, ii'
languishing In the ctty bastlle on the
charge of selling liquor to Indians.
Rushing into a little restaurant on
Main street where Maude Moore, a
Cnrlylo gradunte was eating, tho col
ored boy deposited a bottle of booze
and a half dollar by her plate and
with the words, "here Is your change,
Stella," hurried out the front dooi
Ho thought ho was delivering the
flrewnter to Stella Williams, an In
dian woman whoso love for the drink
that Intoxicates Is well known, and
who has frequently spent nights In
tho city Jail.
Maude Moore, however, Is a dlf-
AWAKES AFTER SLEEPING
TO It SIX DAYS.
Los Angeles, May 4-Mrs.
Beulah Hawkins, after sleeping
s'x days, awoke last night at
home today, apparently none
tho worst for the long trance.
The recent slupor or obsession,
Is the shortest of many she has
experienced, the longest being
for 85 days. It Is believed that
a mysterious drug given awak-
encd her from the cataleptic
state, may prevent her relapsing
REIORTEH SHOT HY
AX OAKLAND FOOTPAD
Oakland, May 4. In a fight vlth a
footpad early today, Charles Cle
ments, a newspaper reporter, was
shot above the heart, probably fatal
ly. He was going home after his
night's work when the robber leaped
from behind a tree.
Clements struck the footpad In the
face and the reporter was shot down
before he could reach the revolver.
Although painfully wounded, Cle
ments fired from a sitting position,
his bullets evidently mlss'ng the flee
ing form. He was conscious this
morning, but was unablo to talk.
PORTLAND ORGANIZED LABOR
PROTEST AGAINST COUNCIL
following Meeting of LnNir Leaders
Petition Will lw Circulated Against
Blanket Franchise Planned to Se
cure -I.O00 Names to the Protests
lYnnehlso Was Passed by the Conn.
ell Over Mayor's Veto Committee
Portland, May 4 Practically everv
'union In this city Is lined up solidly
, favoring tho referendum on the Port-
, land Hallway, Light and Power com
pany's franchise ordinance passed by
the council Thursday over the Mayor's
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;so that members can sign.
! Tt Is ninnn.wl In mintira nl-.tiif f.,i.
.the Labor Press, In chairman of the
committee appointed by
, olroul(lte th(? pillions. He
made a strong talk against the blank-
ATTEMPT TO IMPEACH
TESTIMONY IN CALHOUN CASE
San Francisco. May 4. Attempts
on the part of the defense to Impeach
the witnesses of the prosecution in the
Calhoun trial was resumed toihiy
when former supervisor Max Mum-
"ck w.as canea.io me siana. tie ac
knowlodged that he had received two
- thousand dollars for his vote on the
trolley fvunchlse from Gallagher, who
':' chairman of the supervisors. The
defense frequently called attention , to
alleged difference between the witness
testimony and a transcript of his evi-
dc.nee before the grand Jury.
Testifies In Annis Case.
Flushing, May 4. Despite the
weakened condition of the mother ot
Captain Halrts., the (layer -of Wm.
Annls. she wan taken into court todaj
to testify. She -recounted the stories
of her son's early life. tr. Roden tes
tified that he had wltnemos the acts
of the defendant which he conslderen
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ferent typo of Indian and when she
realized what had happened she
promptly turned the booze over to
the chief of pollco and told what had
taken place. Fletcher was therefore
soon under arrest and serving a 12
day sentence In Jail.
It seems tho two Indian women are
about the Bamo size and yesterday
both were wearing tho same kind of
This happened yesterday afternoon,
not long after Frank Parr and James
Myers had been tried and convicted
on a similar offense. It Is therefor
evident that yesterday's sunshine was
not the beneficial Kind for bootleg-,
Movemen on Foot to Ally
Western Executives for the
Good of 1 heir States.
PROPOSAL FIRST MADE
BY GOVERNOR OF UTAH
Governor Hay of Washington May
Call u Meeting of Governors of
Western States Would Have Them
Organize; In Interest of MuUiully
Solving Their Stale Problems Gov
ernor Benson Receives a Letter
Suggested That Meeting he at Spo
kaiie During National Irrigation
Salem, May 4. A movement f on
foot among the governora of western
states to form a tentative alliance am
ong themselves for the better inter
ests of Oregon, Washington, Califor
nia, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, Idaho
and Montana. The proposal was first
made by Governor Spry of Utah, and
a conference will be called by gover
nor Hay of Washington, for Spokane
perhaps on August 15th.
Governor Benson today received a
letter from Governor Hay declaring
the rapid growth of this country de
velops problems, and opportunities
demanding legislative action.
"An individual state," wrote Gov
ernor Hay, "is confronted at times
with problems pertaining only to It
self, but the occasion sooner or later
arises when the same problem pre
sents itself to other states and con
certed action of the western represen
tation In the passage of such an act
will result In the ultimate advantage
of the entire section. A general dis
cussion of our present and future
problems by the governors, and Unit
ed States senators and congressmen,
will undoubtedly result In a program
of concerted action, bringing much
sood to the s:ates, individually and
Sevornl suggestions to the Kmc
and place of meeting was made. Gov.
ernor Hay favors Spokane, as the na
tional irrigation .congress will be held
there t that time.
APRIL POSTAL Bl'SIXESS
SHOWS GOOD GAIN
The report of the local postal bus
iness for April, just completed by
Assistant Postmaster Harry Rees,
shows a very healthy gain over the
business for the corresponding month
lust year. The receipts for the p.ist
month were as follows from szles of
stamps, etc., J 1.553.20; second class
matter. $30. PS; box rent. J2S.30; to
tal $1,613.28. The total receipts for
April !!'?, amounted to but $1,5IS.14.
C. BROD1E WILL AID
STATE ENGINEER LEWIS
Salem, May 4. Horace C. Brodie
has been selected by the desert land
board to take charge of work carried
on under the Carey act In connection
with the state engineer's office. The
legislature appropriated $400 for this
Dies of Sleeping Sickness.
St. Louis, May 4. George J. Owens
Is dead at the city hospital here of
a malady diagnosed by physicians as
the sleeping sickness. How the man
contracted the dlsen.se In St Louis is
He said he had never been in the
tropics, and the physicians can ac
count for it only on the theory that
ho was bitten by some insect and In
noculated with the germs.
Lobsters for Pacific Coast.
Halifax, N. S.. May 4 In further
anco of an effort to establish the lob.
ster Industry on the Pacific coast, a
carload of live lobsters will be started
from here to the other side of the
continent. ' A number of lobsters were
shipped In a similar manner about a
year ago and aro reported to be thriv
ing on the Pacific.
Cuts on Nails and Wire.
Youngstown, Oh'o, May 4. Tho
American Steel and Wire company an
nounced cuts today of $4 on wire nails
nnd $4 to 06 on various grades of
wire. With the gradual reduction
made heretofore, this means a reduc
tion of $7 to $9 in these products. The
lnrge independent concerns will fol
. Penny Pivwr in Oakland.
Oakland, May 4. "The Evening
Mall," Oakland's first penny paper,
was launched here yesterday. It 4
Actor Convicted of Murder.
Boston, May 4. Chester Jordan, the
actor, was convicted today of wife
murder in the first degree.
National Peace Conference
Addressed by Prominent
Men During Second Day.
GEORGE ROBERTS OF
NATIONAL BANK PRESIDES
Mnrctis M. Marks of Boston Discussed
Relation of Peace to Business at
Second Days Conference of Peace
Association Absurdities of War
are Pointed Out by Mrs. Mead
Legal Apcet of the Peace Move
ment are Discussed Edwin D.
Mead Points Out Enormous Ex
IM'iidjlurc Made In Interest of War.
Chicago, May 4. George Roberts,
president of the Commercial Na
tional bank, presided at today's ses
sion of the national peace conference.
Rev. Beals of New York, read a
speech. Marcus M. Marks of Bos
ton, discussed the subject "Business
men want peace," dwelling upon the
necessity of peace to Insure prosperity.
Others spoke along the same lines.
Mrs. Lucia Meade addressed the
women delegates, pointing to the ab
surdities of war.
Mrs. Ellen Henrotin presided at the
women's session. Jane Addams, of
Chicago, also fpoke. This afternoon
W. J. Calhoun of Chicago, discussed
the legal aspect of the peace move
ment. Prof. William I. Hult of
Swarthmore college and Prof. Charles
Hyde of University of Chicago, and
James B. Scott, solicitor of the United
States state department, also spoke.
Edwin D. Mead of Boston brought
out some Interesting facts in the
course of his address delivered today.
He said In part:
"In 189S Great Britain spent on her
navy $124,on,Olil): Germany spent
$29. 000, 00, and the Un'ted States
spent $50,000,000. Last year Great
Britain spent $170,000,000; Germany
f ?:i.oiirt.(ino. anil the United State
$104,000,(100. Our own army ex
ptnses last year were as great as our
n-ivv expenses. Our navy expenses
this vear will be $30,000,000 greater
th.in last year. We are today payin
for expenses of past wars and .prep
arations for possible wars, 65 per
cent, practically two-thirds of our to
tal national revenue, leaving barely
one-third available for all construe
the purposes. What Would Washing
ton and Jtfferson and Frankrn say
t.) this We. know what they did say
about things of this sort. They would
say today that the republic was stand,
ing on its head."
Arthur Lalng attempted to end his
life about 3 o'clock this afternoon by
taking strychnine. The prompt ar
rival of Dr. Smith may save his life,
but at the time of going to press he
was still !n a precarious condition.
Lalng Is tho son of J. T. Laing, the
retired ffirmer, who lives at the cor
ner of Railroad and College street
The young man has hnd considerable
domestic troubles during the past sev
eral months, his divorce suit having
been In the courts for months. He has
been farming northwest of town bm
came in Saturday nnd since that timu
has been drinking near neer with a
bunch of friends and refusing to re
turn to the farm despite the protesta
tions of his father.
This afternoon he returned to his
room in the lodging house over the
Boston store and a few minutes
later In the presence of a friend,
pressed the strychnine bottle to his
lips. It was Immediately taken away
from him and Dr. Smith called. He
was .unconscious when the doctor ar
rived but restoratives were quickly
applied and the poison removed from
his stomach until it Is believed there
is a chance to save his life.
Says Hawaii Will Be State.
Honolulu, May 4. That the terri
tory of Hawaii Is destined to become
a full fledged state of the union and
thnt Its inhabitants are capable of
governing themselves Is the opinion of
former Vice President Fa'rbanks..
who Is touring the Islands and who
addressed the Hawaii legislature.
Rain tjtienclies Forest Fires.
Ortln, Wash., May 4. A driving
rain last niKlit quenched forest fires
which raged yesterday over three
square miles and destroying a large
amount of timber. The fire Illumi
nated the country for miles and the
cir-ens ot urtm sat up last night
witnessing the fire.
JAPANESE BOAT CAPTURED
FOR ILLEGAL SEALING.
Sitka, Alaska, May 4. The
Japanese schooner Klssa Maru
is m the possession of Unl-
ted States Deputy Marshal
Shoup today. It was captured
yesterday by the officer and a
party of marines In two launch-
es armed with machine guns-
The schooner was found anchor-
ed sixteen miles from Sitka and
surrendered without a show of
resistance. Several seal skins
were found on board and they
admit sealing illegally.
HARRIMAN S AGENT REPORTS
UPON COOS BAY COUNTRY
Marshfield, May 4. That steadfast
faith In the possibilities of the Coos
bay country Is manifested by south
ern Oregon people ls strikingly Indi
cated In a report made by Col. Wm.
Holablrd at Harrlman's direction, up
on the traffic possibilities for a
standard guage railroad between
Drain and Marshfield. The report
says the country Is too rich In latent
resources to be kept down and de
scribes the dairy products, coal lands,
cedar forests and other conditions
making the Coos Bay country rich.
in mm cases
THE SECRET WORKINGS OF
IIARRIMAN SYSTEM SHOWN
Former Clerk Testifies Says That
Union and Southern Pacific Fought
for All Traffic Before Agreement
Came After Agreement the Traf
fic Is Divided Everything Under
the Direction of the Traffic Direc
tor of the Ilarrlman System.
Portland, May 4. Evidence was
produced today at the hearing In the
government's suit to dissolve the
merger of the Union and Southern
Pacific lines which revealed the se
cret workings of Harriman's systems.
Thad Sweek, formerly correspondence
clerk of the O. R. & N. road, de
scribed the peace following the meet
ing held one day in the office of B
Campbell, then traffic manager of the ' VloA to Europe v'a Vancouver, B.
O. R. & N. Prior to the meeting:0" mead( of through the ports of
Sweek said that the Union and South-,the Atlantic seabord, according to the
ern Pacific fought desperately for j Paclfic roaJ t0,,ay' 11 means that
local and transcontinental business.
After the meet'ng Campbell directed
the O. R. & N. men kindly. "We got
out onto the street," said Sweek, "and
solicited business for the Southern
Tho witness said that Campbell had
a communication from J. C. Stubbs,
traffic director of the Harriman sys -
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tern, containing Instructions that the
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Pacific handle all business of the At-
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lantic seabord, taking business from
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New lork and south n the seaboard
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points v;a Sunset route. The Union
Pacific, on the other hand, was In-;
structed to handle business west of j
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He said after that the O. R. & N.
was friendly with the Southern Pa-
cific. The testimony established
what was intimated, that the Union brother left the bulk of his large for
Pacific, under the Harriman admin- tune.
istratlon, found the battle for local
and transcontinental rates more'
strenuous than healthy, so not ohl !
consolidates but Immediately after
consolidation amplified business in
the field in a manner conducive to
long hauls at profitable rates.
In the same way the eastbound
freight for the Atlantic seaboard went
from Portland by the Sunset route. '
Thomas McCusker, now a local real
estate dealer like Sweek, is the next
witness. He was formerly freigtn !
agent of the Southern Pacific and Payson Weston passed through hr
corroborated Sweek, going into details at 6 o'clock this evening on his long
regarding the completion of the Q. R. walk to the Pacific coast. He con
& N. boat line between Portland and tinued on to Slater, walking 6S m'les
San Francisco. i durinir th rtov
WOULD PUSH I llil
ACROSS CONTINENT III MONTHS
Echo, Ore., May 3. Edwin Ander
son nnd August Lowe, walking from
Seattle to New York, passed through
this place at 11:40 this morning. They
lert the totem pole in Pioneer, Place,
April 13, and must cross the' conti
nent in seven months or forfeit $300.
They have a hand made wheel
barrow on which one of the men rides
while tho other pushes, each alternat
ing at r'ding nnd pushing. Their
barrow is made from a '77-modol
Harford wheel with single tube tires
and though thev have traveled 400
nillos they have not vet hart n.
Dolliverof Iowa Declares That
There Are Many Abuses in
AND GENERAL REDUCTION
The Iowa Senator Makes a Lengthj
Argument Againt So-Called Abuses
In the Present Wool Schedule Say.
That the Different Classes Should
be Abolished Proposes That tle
Schedule be Simplified Cites Cas
es to Support IBs Arguments Says
Duty Should Never Exceed On
Hundred Per Cent.
Washington, May ' 4. Announcing
his Intention of Introducing amend
ments to correct "abuses" under the
proposed tariff on wool, Senator Dol
llver, of Iowa, made a long argument
on the floor of the senate today. He
declared that w-ool as first and second
class deserved abolishment.
He proposed that the schedule be
simplified and that a general provis
ion be made so that in no case the duty
would exceed a hundred per cent.
In support of his argument he cited,
a number of cases and po!nfed out
that a fur lined coat with cotton, or
without lining, was assessed fifty per
cent ad valorem, and that with two
dollars worth of wool lining It would
be charged 44 cents per pound and
sixty per cent ad valorem, making
a duty of a hundred and four per cent.
Senator Bradley of Kentucky, urged
that hemp be removed from the free
list and be placed under a duty of one
nnd one half cents. He declared that
j giving protection to American manu
facturers of jute and at the same time
; denying it to the producer of hemp
, was a travesty on the dlstrine ot
SHIP ALBERTA WHEAT TO
ORIENT VIA VANCOUVER
Winnipeg. May 4. The grain crop
of Alberta and Saskatchewan will be
between fifty and seventy-five million
bushels of grain will be shipped over
the Rocky mountains yearly. A part
of this will be sent across the Isthmus
of Panama, and the rest around the
Ton of Powder Esplodes.
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i Adjet, aged sixteen, Is dead, and
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Samuel Cunn'ngham Is believed to be
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rific explosion of a ton of black
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powder that wrecked the Selby smelt-
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i ing and Lead works here yesterdav.
Boston, May 4. By the will of Miss
Elizabeth Brigham, $1,500,000 is g!v-
en to the Robert B. Broeham hos-
pttal for incurables, for the founda-
Highway Commission Organizes.
Portland, May 4. For the purpose
of organizing and electing a chairman
and other officers and Derfectina
plans for the vear's work the state
highway commission appointed by
Governor Chamberlain ls hnlilino- it
first meeting this afternoon. ' No cro-
gram of organiation Is outlined.
Weston Cover AS Mil
Glascow, Mo.. Mav 3 -.-r,i
They travel from :5 to 30 miles a
day and should reach Pendleton by
Tuesday afternoon. They hav been
making their expenses by selling pos
tal rard pictures of themselves, but
uou.i innately tneir supply was ex
hausted when they reached Echo One
man is 1 years cf age, while the oth
er is ;s.
They will journey stra'ght on east
through Idaho. Colorado. Kansa
Missouri, Pennsylvania nnd New jvr'
soy to Manhattan. They arf. accom.
raniea ty a black and tan djg as :