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MORE ARE INDICTED
Grand Jury Turns Its Attention to
Eastern Oregon Company.
PUBLIC LANDS WERE FENCED UP
Tnreats of Violence Used to Drive
Legitimate Settlers From Their
Lands in the Vicinity.
Portland, Feb. 11. Two indictments
were returned by the Federal grand
iurv yesterday afternoon, by one of
-which the long-drawn-out
tions into the dealings
i -D.,it I
Creek Land, Lumber & Livestock com-
pany were brought to a close, while the
MuiTid added another mark to the list
already against the names of Henry
Meiarum ana ms associates.
11 , I
The indictment against the Butte
fheek company and some of its em-
. moa a (.nnnnimrT to nrevent I
and obstruct the free passage over and
free use of certain of the public lands
situated in Wheeler county. The docu'
ment also alleges that threats of vio-
lence and other means of intimidation
n.ui in Ark thmw Witimftt
mo.t.oarWa ilrufv nnttled on the!
lor, m ho viMnitv A defendants
the indictment names Winlock W. Stei- those who are fighting all kinds of leg
wer, ex-state senator; Hamilton H. islation ; that is that it would be better
Hendricks, secretary of the Butte Creek to pass some interstate commerce legis-
Tt Kwhin 1 lation at a special session rather than
AoiKoit. r, y.ooharv f!harl A. "Wiit
son and Clyde E. Glass, employes of
the company; Binger Hermann. John
H. Hall: Edwin Mavs. ex-assistant
United States attorney; Franklin P.
m- riark 1?.. TwmiH and F.dward D. I
The second indictment is against
Henry Meldrmu, ex-surveyor general;
George E. Waggoner, Meldrum's clerk;
David W. Kinniard, Benjamin F. Min
ton and Gustave Klaetsch, deputy sur
veyors; George Sorenson, Livy Stipp
and Frank H. Duncan, notaries public
It is brought under the same section of
the revised statutes of the United States
as the foregoing and alleges1 that the
defendants conspired to defraud the
government of the United States by
false and fraudulent surveys.
MAY BE WORSE THAN EVER.
Russian Official Says Seed of Revo
lution is In the Army.
London, Feb. 11. There is danger
of the Russian strike breaknig out
afresh and in t worse form than the I
present trouble, according to the Co- of that body to the utmost, and to show
pehnagen correspondent of the Morning that its unlimited debate is impractica
Leader. ble in a legislative body. But what-
. The propaganda being carried on by I
the Russian Progressive party, the cor-
respondent asserts, has been most sue-
cessful. The police admit that there
are no signs of an abatement of the
agitatin, while a high official in the
Russian capital fears the trouble will
yet assume the proportions of a general
uprising, much bigger than the last.
The seed ol revolution," be adds,
'has been sown among the soldiers
with apparent success." This last
statement is most sinister. Had even
a portion of the troops joined the strik
ers when the trouble first started. Rus
sia Would . undoubtedly 'now be in the
throes of a revolution equaling, if not
surpassing, the French revolution. Even
yet, should the disaffection obtain deep
root in the army, the outcome would be
Storm Shuts Off Electricity.
Louisville, Feb. 11. While condi
tions resulting from the long continued
rain and sleet storm show a slight im
provement in the Southwest today,
there is no betterment of the situation
from the Mississippi to the Atlantic
coast. The telephone and telegraphic
companies in this vast area have been
practically out of business since last
Saturday night. Atlanta has been
shut off twice since Sunday and noth-
ing has been heard from there by wire
for 14 hours. '
He Names Three Scapegoats,
St. Petersburg, Feb. 11. M. Souvo-
rin, editor of the Novoe Vremya, in a
pessimistic view of the first year of the
war, in today's issue of his paper, at
tributes the responsibility for the Rus
sian disasters firstly to Foreign., Minis
ter Lamsdorff, former. Viceroy Alexieff
and Baron Rosen. M. Souvorin declares
reason lor the fall of Port Arthur
before the complete exhaustion of its
means oi resistance was tne deatn ol
Major General Kondratenko, who .was
the real hero of the defense of the fort- j
High Water "Threatens Town.
Yuma, Feb. 11. The Colorado river
has risen Z feet in 24 hours. . At
midnight last night it registered 29
feet, which is the highest water since
tne 1891 flood, when it was 33 feet and
the town was wiped ont. Citizens with Iroquois theater, in Chicago, and Cam
shovels and scraper teams have labored mings, the stage carpenter, which grew
all day strengthening the weak points., out of the theater fire catastrophe. An
Tbe government levee on the Gila is
generally considered to be. sate, but the
embankments on the Colorado river are
causing grate apprehension.
Arizona Glad She is Left Out,
. Phoenix, Aris., Feb. 11. Both
houses of the legislature passed a con-
: A u.HYn4fA l w: ii tt : . j
icouiuuuu uiaiuiiug iuc uuiuu
duivoi mjiiawj ior eliminating Arizona
from the statehood bill and askng the
uuuw ui rcprcmuiuuuvea to concur in
the Amendment affecting this territory,
OHANCE OF RATE LEGISLATION.
Elkins Bends to the Storm and New
tands Suggests Simple Plan.
Washington, Feb. 13. As showing
the drift of sentiment and the effect of
the constant demand from every part of
the country for legislation,' it is noticed
that Senator Elkins has felt called up
on to deny that he has ever said that
there could be no railroad legislation
at this session of congress. On the
contrary, the senator is very careful to
qualify everything he says in this re
gard, so as to leave it an open question
as to whether he opposes or favors rau
road legislation. The general Impres
sion is that he does not believe in any
thing being done at this session
Probably the most optimistic memrjer
of the senate committee on interstate
commerce is Newlands. of Nevada. He
sees no reason why there should be leg
lBiauon, ami uo ibu uio -r""
I vhioK mitrht. hn hracticable. and Drob-
aWy wouW adopted, in an ordinary
business institution. He suggests that
a number of prominent railroad men,
together with Messrs. Bacon and Fergu-
an nrhA VtatTA hofln mnst flPT.IVA in YVTA-
QUU nUU - V V wvvu uvwv X-
tk ; f th shimr. meet
witn tne committee on interstate com-
merce and get down to business and
agree upon a measure that
all complaints. He thinks that
less than a week these men could frame
a bill which would pass both houses,
nd would be satisfactory to all inter-
i . . . i ,
ests ot tne country ana wouia noi ais
turb business to any great extent
" Newlands has another idea which
might be taken into consideration by
have it wait until the long session
congress, when it might be delayed for
many months. He takes the view that
something is bound to be done within
the next year, and it would be better
to have it done at once, even from the
railroad point of iew.
TRYING TO CROWD THE SENATE
House Aims to Reduce Unlimited De
bate to an Absurdity
Washington, Feb. 13. The United
States senate seems to have embarked
upon a well nigh impossible feat, that
is,' of disposing of the business neces
sary before the cloee of the session, and
also trying an impeachment case where
manv witnesses will have to be sum'
moned and a great deal of testimony
submitted, to tbe followed by the argu
ments of the attorneys for Judge
Swayne and the managers of the house
who are conducting the impeachment
There is a suspicion that the house
of representatives put the impeach
ment case into the senate at this ees
sion for the purpose of taxing the rules
ever may have been the purpose, it is
evident that the house has unloaded
upon the senate a job which makes it
almost impossible to conclude public
business and adjourn at the time con-
Senators say there is no question
about thiB, and that they will be able
to get through with the impeachment,
and also to pass the necessary legisla
tion, which must be concluded by noon
on March 4.
to Settle old claims.
Fulton Secures Amendments to Indian
Washington, Feb. 13. Senator Ful
ton has succeeded in having several of
his amendments attached to the Indian
appropriation bill by the senate com
mittee, and if they stick, various old
claims will be settled next summer.
lne principal amendment proposes
to pay the Klamath Indians $537,007
for 621,824 acres of their reservation,
which they relinquished to the govern
ment. Amendments paying the Clat
sop Indians $10,500, the Lower Chi
nooks $20,000, the Klamath Chinpoks
',UUU, and tne Tillamooks ? 15,000,
" settlement of claims dating back
mre than 50 years, were also adopted
7 lne committee. Anotner amendment
quieting titles to lands purchased from
Umatilla Indians is attached
More Factories are Idle.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 13.-J-The strike
extended today to Lessners, Tielmans
and a . number of other works. The
men remain quiet and determined and
declare they will not yield until thev
win tne ngnt lor an eight-hour day
A large number of troops are posted
about the Viborg and Newsky Quarters.
In consequence of the threatening atti-
tude ot tne strikers in tne Viborg quar-
ter of this city the authorities today
brought in from Peterhof additional
cavalry, which were posted about the
.. Nobody Will Be Punished.
Peoria, 111., Feb. 13 Judge Greene
today sustained the motion to . quash
tne indictments against Thomas J
Noonan, manager and treasurer of the
attorney representing ;the state attor
ney's office of Cook county attempted
to draw a parallel between the Slocnm
steamboat disaster and the Iroquis case
i uui tue court reiusea to allow it,
Japanese Buy Dakota Oats.
Minneapolis. Feb. 13. According tn
I ir; l i . . o
Minneapolis elevator men who operate
I tnrougnom tne Uakotas. over 2 000 OOfl
bushelB of oats have just been bought
I up oy tne agents OI tne Japanese gOV'
GRAND JURY SPEAKS
'Brings More Indictments In Con
nection witn Land Frauds.
MITCHELL'S LAW PARTNER NAMED
Perjury Is Crime Charged Against
Him Brother of State Treas
urer Also in Toils.
Portland, Feb. 9. Judge Albert H.
Tanner, law partner of John H. Mitch
ell, and one of the most prominent at
torneys and citixens of Portland, was
indicted yesterday afternoon by the
Federal grand jury for the crime of
perjury alleged to have been committee
on January SI while before the grand
ury as a witness in relation to the
dealings of Senator Mitchell with Fred
erick A. Kribs, the land speculator.
At the same . time this indictment
was returned three others were also re
ported to the court, one against Ham
ilton H. Hendricks for subornation of
perjury, one against George C. Brown
ell in amendment of the indictment for
subornation of perjury returned a week
ago, and the last against Henry Mel
dram, George Waggoner, David W
Kinnaird, Bufus S. Moore, a brother of
State Treasurer Charles S. Moore; John
W. Hamaker and Frank J: Van Winkle,
for conspiracy to defraud the govern
The indictment of Judge Tanner is
tne most sensational returned tor some
time, for it brings before the public
with unexpected suddenness the name
of a man heretofore entirely unconnect
ed by rumor or fact with the far-reach'
ing frauds now being unearthed. The
indictment further charges that it was
loyalty to his partner, Senator Mitch
ell, and a wish to spare him from the
shame of the second indictment re
turned a week ago which caused him to
attempt to hide, according to the al
legations of the indictment, the true
state of affairs as existing in the busi
ness of their law office.
It is alleged in the indictment that
Judge Tanner, while a witness before
the grand jury on January 31, 1905,
and while under oath, said . that the
firm had received moneys and other
compensation for work done for Fred
erick A. Kribs, in expediting claims
through the general land office and
passing them to patent, but that of
these sums received Senator Mitchell
had not received any part for himself
This the government thinks is untrue,
and it will attempt to prove t hit Sen
ator Mitchell did receive money, placed
to his account by Judge Tanner at the
expiration of each month.
RECOVERED AFTER MANY YEARS
One of $3,000,000 of Stolen Bonds
Causes Three Arrests.
New York, Feb. 9. Dr. Lewis 0
Wilcoxson, who is under arrest here,
together with Joseph A. Taylor, of
White plains, - N. Y., and James A
Smith, of this city, in connection with
the recovery of a $10,000 United States
government bond stolen from the Man
hattan savings institution in 1873, has
resided with his wife and child at one
Of the leading op-town hotels here for
nearly tnree years. He claims Chicago
as ms native city, says ne owns exten-
sive mining interests in Alaska, and
has an income of $5,000 a month.
1 1 1 , . .. ... .
aevenneiess ne spent tne mgnt in
prison in default of $10,000 bonds re
quired by the Federal authorities. The
recovery of the bond was made through
the subtreasury in Wall street, where
it bad been delivered by a bank mes
senger. Thirty of the same series were
taken in the Manhattan robbery, and
this is only the third one found.
Two others were recovered in 1880.
The police are now searching for
Samuel Waren Miller, from whom Wil
coxson Bays he received the bond in
pan payment lor some Alaska mining
property last Monday.
Recovery of the bond recalls the rob
bery, 27 years ago, of the Manhattan
bank, one' of the richest hauls ever
made in America. The burglars se
cured nearly $3,000,000 in cash and
Red Cross is Reorganized.
Washington, Feb. 9. In pursuance
ol the terms of the act of congress pro
viding for the reorganization of the Red
Cross, the incorporators of the Ameri
can National Red Cross met at the
State department today. About two
dozen persons were present, but Miss
Clara Barton was absent. Secretary
Taft called the incorporators to order.
lne following permanent officers were
elected : President, William H. Taft ;
treasurer, Charles H. Keep, assistant
secretary of the treasury; councilor, L.
A. Pradt; secretary,. Anita N. McGee.
South is Still Demoralized.
Louisville, Feb. 9. With rain and
sleet falling over nearly every mile of
country from Ohio to New Orleans, the
usual avenues of wire communicaton,
which . have . been demoralized' since
Sunday, today went from' bad to worse.
Nearly every branch of commercial life
felt the interruption. Cloudy weather,
with rain sleet or snow, prevails from
the Dakotas to . the Gulf of Mexico,
where, with warm weather, a heavy!
rain has been falling for 48 hours..
- Japanese Seize More CoaL
Tokjo, Feb. 8. The British steamer
Eastry. bound for. Vladivostok, with!
coal, was captured off Hokkaido yes ter-
day. . She is being brought to Yoko -
aaka . ' .. .. ,-. . - '
STRIKE CAUSES DEADLY RIOTS.
Poland in State of Anarchy and Con
dition in Caucasus Worse.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 8. For the mo
ment the startling crime in Helsingfors
has withdrawn attention from the strike
situation throughout Russia. Today's
events in Poland and the Caucausus,
however, are quite serious enough to
avail themselves. Disorders in the
smaller industrial towns of Poland
have added more than a score to the
total of the killed, and troops have
been sent to Warsaw and Kutno, 83
miles west of Warsaw, to quell upris
ings there. The strike continues in the
Caucasus and conditions are becoming
worse, and traffic on the Trans-Caucas
ian railway is interrupted.
The central committee of the Social
Democratic Workmen" s party has issued
a violent proclamation, which has been
widely circulated in - the factories of
St. Petersburg, calling on the opera
tives to array themselves under the red
flag of the Social Democracy and pre
pare for an armed renewal of the Janu
ary demonstrations. The proclamation
bitterly assails church and state and
the higher classes, and concludes:
In order to gam victory,, we must
organise a vast workmen's army. Then
again we will start for the palace to
present our demands, not like ikons
and not with supplications, but with
arms in our hands, under the blood
red standard of the Russian Social
RULES THE LAND.
Rockefeller Interests Gain Control of
More of Country's Railways.
New York, Feb. 8. Positive inform'
ation came . to light in certain favored
quarters today that Standard Oil,
through Edward H. Harnman, has se
cured control of the Atchison, Topeka
& Santa Fe railroad and would be in a
position to practically dominate the
transportation facilities of the country
By this tremendous coup, and others
of quite recent date, the Rockefeller in
terests now control a total of 72,740
miles of railway, representing in stocks
and bonds (3,895,320,000. This vast
network of tracks stretches over the
East, West, Northwest and Southwest,
tapping the very choicest territory in
every direction. The only portion of
the United States not included in the
new map is the Southeastern Atlantic
Prior to securing control of the Santa
Fe, the Vanderbilt-Harriman interests
had a total mileage of 40,849. The
Gould-Pacific group adds 13,789 miles.
the Rockefeller group proper 10,293
miles, and the Santa Fe brings in 7,809
MUST HAVE PEACE.
Czar Tells General Kuropatkin of Hi
Decision to End War.
London, Feb. 8. Additional inform
ation indicating that Russia is making
ready for peace is cabled to the London
Daily Chronicle by its St. Petersburg
: correspondent and published in Wed
nesday morning's issue.
As in his former dispatch, the corres
pondent claims the highest authority
for his statements. He wires that the
government has within the past few
days cancelled a large order which pro
vided for tbe mobilisation of a new
Id addition to this, the correspond
ent asserts that special instructions
were sent to Geneml
Tuesday by the czar, In which he is in
formed of the decision to terminate the
EXILES THREATEN TO FIGHT
Defeated Dominican Faction Protests
Against Protocol with America.
Turk's Island, Feb. 8. According to
advices received here from Santo Do
mingo, under date of February 3, Gen
eral Cespedes, governor of Pnerta
Plata, has resigned and gone to Porto
The steamer Cherokee which will
leave here today, will carry a " protest
against the United States-Dominican
protocol to the United States congress
from ex-Vice President Deschamps, of
Santo Domingo, and his followers, iow
here, who say they are disposed to re
sort to arms in furtherance of their
cause and remove the present govern
ment of Santo Domingo if it does not
Promotion for Henry Wilson.
Washington, Feb. 8. Henry L. Wil
son, of Seattle, brother of John L. Wil
son, and minister to Chili, is in Wash
ington on leave of absence. - He will
soon be promoted to a more important
diplomatic position in Europe, probab
ly Madrid. The State department
highly recommends his work and be
lieves he has earned promotion Henry
L. Wilson is also being considered for
appointment as, minister to Belgium,
and there are strong indications that
he may secure this post .rather than
Goodnow Resigns Consulate.
Washington, Feb. 8. John Good-
nongh, consul general at Shanghai,
called at the state department today,
and after a conference with Assistant
Secretary Pierce it was announced that
the consul general had tendered his
resignation to take effect Marrh 31.
J Mr. Goodnough will return to Bhang-
hai, to turn over the business to his
successor and will remain m China to
engage in private business. His sue
cessor has not yet been named. .
Many Killed in Strike Riots.
Warsaw, Russian Poland, Feb. 8.-
I According to a report from Random, 20
1 workmen have been killed or wounded
' in strike disorders there today.
WHERE CZAR'S TROOPS
WlNTKli PALACE Oi'' Taii CAA14 AT ST. PKTUUSUUKG.
Russians marching toward the Ciiar's winter - palace' in St Petersburg
were fired at first at the bridge over the Moika canal in the avenue lead
ing across the Grand Morskaia to the palace square, where stands the
Alexander column. The star Indicates the scene of the first massacre.
Tbe second charge of Cossacks against the crowd was at the Morskaia en
trance to the square. People were Bhot down, however, In the Nevsky
prospect, on the ice of the Neva and in other streets. Vassili Ostrov is the
island where the Industrial section of St Petersburg is situated, where
most of the workingmen live and where the revolutionists, behind their
barricades,, defied the Emperor.
CONDITIONS IN RUSSIA COMPARED
WITH 1HE UNITED STATES.
Russia has 30,000 miles of coast line,
but half of it is ice-bound.
The United fitates ha twenty-three
times as many factories as Russia.
In Russia there are only ninety daily
newspapers; in the United States there
Russia's population in 1903 was 141,
000.000; population ot the United States,
Russia produces one-twentieth as much
coal and one-sixth as much iron as is
produced in the United States.
The United States has 210,000 miles
of railways; Russia has only 36,000 miles
of railways, two-thirds of it owned by
Rnssia stands next to the United
States as a grain producing country, but
the average laborer there gets only one
fourth as mpcb wsgct as in tbe United
Russia is two and one-half times as
large as tbe United States and Alaska,
but America has fifty-three' times as
many miles of telegraph and sends fifteen
time as mach mail.
MONETARY BURDENS BORNE
BY THE PEOPLE OF RUSSIA.
National debt $3,500,000,000
Annual interest on debt.. 80,000,000
Expended ou Siberian and
Manchurian roads . .... 1,500.000,000
Taxes unpaid by peasants.
Loss by industrial depres
sion in three years
Loss by famines in five
years preceding 1902 . . . 500,000,000
Eight famines, five since
1902. loss 200.000,000
Los to toilers by 150 to
170 holidays each year. . 100,000,000
War loss to date 400.000,000
Expense of holy synod.
annually ....... 18,500,000
In relation to these figures a well-
known writer says:
"The simple troth is the Russian peas
ant, 100,000,000 of him. is, under present
conditions, slowly starving to death. His
average earnings in the central provinces
are 17' and 18 copecks (8 to 9 cents) per
day throughout the year: during the
busiest harvest time they rise to an aver
age of 27 to 36 copecks (13 to 16 cents
a day); during the whole winter he and
his family earn nothing. His diet con
sists of meat flonr and grits, cabbage and
potatoes; no ineat;-Hxceting three times
a year. His diet is insufficient, and less
than in any civilized country. The hovel
he lives in is two and a half yards long
and one and one-half yards high, harbor
ing the whole family and whatever cattle
he possesses. These data are taken from
official nonree. Is it a wonder that the
Rnsslnn peasant ha morally- and physi
Dividing the Tip.
Tipping has been reduced to a very
fine system in some English hotels and
restaurants. "I was sitting at meat
with, the manager of one of the well
known London restaurants, says a
writer. " 'I am short-sighted and un
observant,' I said, 'and as I never
know one waiter from another I'm al
ways uneasy lest I've tipped the wrong
one.' The manager laughed. 'Fritz,
bring the book,' he said. - The book
was opened upon the table and dis
closed column and rows of figures op
posite the names of waiters. Between
them the manager and Fritz explained
the system. . '
"Every penny given in tips was cast
Into a common fund in charge of a
waiter elected by his fellows. At the
and of the week the sum was'dlstrib-
SNOT DOWN RUSSIANS.
uted. Three classes were arranged by
the manager, according to efficiency,
and the shares were in corresponding
proportions, so that tbe Junior who
hovers with the sauce Is by no means
equally rewarded with the expert who
can advise in the matter of wine.
"Waiters keep a jealous eye on their
fellows, and the man suspected of
pocketing a tip finds his position un
tenable. The system Is .good for the
public, since it diminishes the unpleas
ant personality of a charitable action.
It is good, too, for the waiters, since
that record of the weekly gratuities
showed that the best, waiters mad
about $2,000 a year In tips,"
LNGLISH DOCTORS' FEES.
They Are Beg-nlated by tbe Boyal Col-
. lege of Physicians,
The specialists must be divided Into
two distinct classes, the surgeon prop
er and the pure physician. The former
unquestionably gets big fees In ratio
to bis reputation. The famous sur
geon has only to name his fee to the
millionaire with appendicitis. With
the fear of death before his eyes he
will write his check gladly. When
he has recovered he will often grum
ble if he does not boast A younger
and less known man will perform the
same operation for a tithe of the cost,
but the public, with death staring
them In the face, will have the- man '
with the big name, regardless of ex- c.
But the pure physician is an entirely
different matter. His fees are stand
ardized not by act of Parliament, but
by that autocratic body, the Royal Col
lege of Physicians. His fees for con
sultation at his own house are fixed
at 2 guineas the first visit and A
guinea for each subsequent one. For
consultations away from home he re
ceives a fee at the calculated rate of
two-thirds of a guinea a mile. Elstree,
twelve miles out of town, is ipso facto
8 guineas, Liverpool (201 miles) Is 134
guineas, and so on pro rata. But it
must be remembered that nowadays
all the big provincial centers have
their own specialists, and . the town
man is very seldom sent for unless he
be one of the very-biggest names and
the case desperate and rich.
If the physician should accept more
he transgresses that professional fe
tich, "medical etiquette," and is brand
ed a quack by his less lucky breth
ren. Moreover, when he arrives at a suf
ficient standing in the ranks of his'
profession the Royal College of Phy
sicians will not elect him to their all
important fellowship, tbe crowning
qualification and high water mark of
his calling. London Mall.
Shark a Commercial Product '
The shark, which is so abundant in
the waters of Central America, Is to
be utilized in commercial products. A
company has . been, formed which con
verts sharks' fins into jelly and tinned
soup, makes fine machinery oil from
their livers, handsome leather, equal
to alligators', from their skins, walk
ing sticks from their backbones, and ;
numerous articles from their jawbones'
Thibetians as Tea Drinkers. ..
The champion tea drinkers of the- -world
are the Thibetans.- They buy
it in ."bricks" and drink; It -in pint. v
Tea bricks are used as curreacy. ' ,