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GIVE NEW EVIDENCE
Effect of Judge Hunt's Ruling In
Land Fraud Cases.
HAD BEEN SHUT OUT PREVIOUSLY
Prosecution Scores Potnt Desplto the
Vigorous Efforts of Attor
neys for Dafense.
Portland, 8cpt. 0. Tlio sensational
feature o( tlio Williamson-Gcsncr-Bigga
caso yesterday was the ndtnission by
Judge Hunt of r lino of testimony that
had been excluded by Judge. Do Haven
in tho previous two trials, and who
had also declined to penult United
States District Attorney Honey to argue
mo uisunciiona existing between tho
various title papers. Replying to an
inquiry from tho court, Hcney assured
Judgo Hunt that ho had not been per
mlttetl to "get beyond the front door"
with any of his authorities bearing
upon tho admissibility of tho evidence
Tho question camo up In tho coiirso
of tho direct examination of Benjamin
F. Jones, a government witness. At
torney Dennett, for tho defense, niadn n
vlgoruos effort to exclude tlia trutlninnv.
and took an exception to the ruling of 'tamers havo been employed for this
Russian OH Industry Is Dostroyod and
Baku, Sept. 8. Tlio situntion hero
tonight show no signs of amelioration.
It hardly could bo worso. Tho terror
stricken inhabitants nro fleeing from
tho city, knowing that tho garrison la
utterly inadequate to protect them and,
although tho worst scenes of llro and
massacres havo not yet occurred in
Baku itself, none daro think how far
the excesses may proceed.
Tho principal fighting is not in Baku
itself, hut at Balakhan. whero htin.
drvds havo boon slot hv tho Itifantrv
and artillery and whero 1,000 wore
killed or wounded during a dee pore to
attack on tho military camp and pro
vision depots. Tho troops sustained
fow casualties. A largo number of
workmen barricaded themselves in tlio
BalAkhan hospital. Tho soldiers began
tho attack with rillo llro and then
stormed the hospital and completed
their work with tho bayonet.
ino entire oil and commercial ounr-
tors of Balakhan, Sabunto and Itomaui
havo been wiped out by flro and the in
habitants remaining behind wero mas
sacred and thrown Into tho tlame.
Bibicbat continues to burn and is
threatened with tho samo fatoas Balak
han. The consulates, banks and buildings
in Baku aro guarded by troops. All of
tho English residents and almost all
other inhabitants of tho better class
havo boarded ships and gone to sea to
escapo from danger. All available
OREGON STATE ITEMS OE INTEREST
OIL INDUSTRY DESTROYED,
STRIPES TO DE DISCARDED.
Tho Indictment charges that tho con
spiracy was to induce a largo number
of persons to commit tho offense of per
jury by taking their oaths that they
would deposo truly that certain decla
rations and depositions by them to bo
subscribed weio true, which in fact
contained material matters which wero
not true, and which thev did not nt
tho time beliuvo to bo truo, to the effect
that certain lands which theso persons
would then bo applying to enter and
purchaso In tho manner provided by
law, wero not being purchased by them
on speculation, but wero being pur
chased in good faith to be appropriated
to tho us and benefit of those persons
respectively, and that they had not, di
rectly or indirectly, made any agree
ment or contract, in any way or man
ner, with any other person or persons
Partial law has been proclaimed in
tho city. Nobody is allowed on tho
streets after 8 o'clock at night, and In
habitants of houses aro held strictly re
sponsible for shots fired from them.
Artillery was employed against one
house from which shots wero fired.
There is a general panic In the chv.
A whole army of hungry workmen
driven in from the burned suburbs has
nocked into tho city. There is tlio
greatest destitution, and measures for
transporting the workmen from the
city aro imperatively necessary.
RIOTS IN JAPAN.
Martial Law Proclaimed as Result of
Dissatisfaction with Peace.
Tokio. Bent. 8. MnrtUl imr !
whomsoever, by which tho titles which been declared throughout Japan and
they might acquiro from tho United tho full power of tho army is boinu
Oregon Convicts Will Wear Uniform
of Dlutsh Cray In Future.
Salem Htrlpso havo been noandouod
as prison garb in Oregon, and soon as
as tho change can bo effected without
throwing away good clothing, practical
ly all tho convicts will wear uniforms
of a bluish gray. Tho change has been
ordered in tho interests of discipline
and reformation, hiuI stripes will bo
nlaced unon a prisoner onlv as n means
. . .-. . - -
of special punishment.
It Is oxpecUxl tlint the uniforms now
In use will bo sutllclontly worn by the
end of tho year to justify their being
discarded. Many suits havo alteady
boon cast away and alt now prisoners
aro given suits of gray. When tho
change has been perfected every prison
er will bo dressed in gray trousers,
shirt, blouso ami cap and this uniform
will bo worn during good behavior.
For Infraction of prison rules a con
vict may bo condemned to wear a
striped suit for a specified tlmoor until
his conduct improves. Tills punish
ment, it Is thought, will bo sufficient
to rcduco all ordinary violations of
rules to tlio minimum. It is thought
that out of 350 convicts not mora than
a doxen will wear stripes at any one
time. This system is in use in New
York, and is said to givo satisfactory
It has been suggested that prisoners
would more easily escape if they wear
gray suits than they could if dressed in
stripes. Tho prison officials say that
cxericnco shows that convicts who es
capo manago to exchange their prison
gaib for civilian clothing as soon as
thoy get out, so it will make no differ
ence what their uniforms are. At tho
tinio of a break, if one were made, tlio
gray suits could bo distlUKUishcd as far
as they could be seen, and this would
bo all tho advanatgo striped suits have
over ordinary clothing.
States in and to such lands should In
ure, in whole or in part, to tho benefit
of any person egxeept themselves, when
in truth and in fact such persons would
be applying to purchaso such lands on
opucuiauun, ami wouiu nave mauo ar
rangements and contracts with' W1I
liamson, Gesner and Diggs to convey
the titles so obtained by them to Wil
liamson and Gesner.
TWO ARE INDICTED.
aherlff and Dr. Gesner Accused of
Trying to Intimidate.
Portland, Sept. 0. The Federal
grand jury returned an Indictment yes
terday afternoon against C.Sam Smith,
. sheriff of Crook county, and Dr. Ges
ner, charging them with intimidating
wnueeies xn me penning land fraud
It ia charged that on August 17
Smith and Gesner endeavored to influ
ence Lark Ellioft and John 8. Watkins,
of Frinevllle, Crook county, not to ap
pear as witnesses in tho Williamson-Gesner-Biggs
case, and that the sheriff
offered to secure the acquittal of Elliott
from an indictment previously returned
by the Crook county grand Jury charg
ing him with the larceny of a hoiso
and a calf.
To See Japan's Hand.
"Washington, Sept. 0. Secretary Root
will at once take steps to ascertain the
real attitude of Japan on the question
of maintaining the "open door" in
Manchuria. The secretary will ask
Japan for permission to locate a consul
at Dalny, which has been leased to
that country. He will make tho same
request for a consul at Harbin, which
will bo again under the jurisdiction of
China. Russia refused to permit con
suls at theso places because Dalny was
declared to be a military fortress and
Harbin likely to become the center of
used to uphold the Mutsuhlto dynasty
and put down rioting, which threatens
to involve the enitre nation.
Rioting was resumed throughout the
country Thursday night and mobs
swarmed through the streets of this
and other cities, buining and destroy
ing uomes, cnurcnes, and schools of
It is reported, although not con
firmed, that the few mission churches
and schools that escaped the vengeance
of the mobs Wednesday night are now
The temper of tho mob is shown by
tho fact that there are now more than
200 badly wounded policemen in the
hospitals and more are being taken
there hourly. What the casualties were
to the crowds cannot be estimated, as
many of the hurt were can led off bv
BOGUS VOTERS CUT OUT.
Russian Army Waits News.
Lamatenzi, Manchuria, Sept. 0. The
result of the Portsmouth conference
was officially announced to the Russian
forces today. The army, however, is
still without official orders from St.
Petersburg to cease ita wariiko activi
ties, and the situation is intense. The
soldiers are waiting for an armistice to
bo declared, and they cannot under
stand how Russia can talk of peace
wuue mo Japanese continue rconnais
sancea in force and outpost engage
ronta. The lighting of September 3 In
Corea cannot be understood here.
Famine In Nino Provinces.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 0. Tlio first
sitting of a ministerial conference to
deal with the famine which threatens
a number of provinces was held today.
It was attended by the governors of the
provinces, representatives of the Zemst-
voa and Red Cross and philanthropic
societies and marshals of the nobility.
Reports wero presented showing that
distress ia acute in tho provinces of
SaratoiT, Rlzan, Samara, Penz. Tarn
boff, Orel,Voronosli, Toula and Viatka.
Philadelphia List Purged of 48,000
Names Illegally There.
Philadeplhia, Sept. 8. The assesora
of the 1,104 election districts of tho
city, whoso duty it is to place in voting
lists the names of all qualified electors,
completed their revision of tho lists to
day. Unusual interest was taken in
their work, because of the allegations
that more than 50,000 fraudulent
names had been placed on the lists.
For the last two months the policemen
and other employes, under the direc
tion of Mayor Weaver and tho Citv
party, havo been making a canvass of
tho city for the purposo of purging the
lists of illgeal voters. The police made
reports alleging that more than 60,000
names were on the lists in violation of
the election laws. The assessors set
yesterday and today to revise the lists.
The number of names stricken off by
the assessors will not be known for sev
eral daya. The secretary of the City
party tonight estimated that at least
48,000 names had been dropped.
Limit May Bo Set.
Klamath Falls It now seems Hkoly
mai a limit win be set lor tlio time on
which excess land holders in the Kla
math Irrigation projects may stun tlio
excess trust deeds. So far the Klamath
Water Users' association has been un
able to get all of the largo landowners
to sign up and become members of tlio
association. Consequently Chief En
gineer F. H. Newell says a limit will
bo set before which tlmo those who do
nt sign up will Isoe all benefits to ac
crue from government irrigation, and
he suggests October 16 as the date for
tho closing of tho association's sub
Valuations Nearly Doubled.
Grants Pass The completion of the
assessment roll fot Josephine county
shows a total valuation on assessable
property double that of last year. In
1004 the valuation was $2,034,005:
this year it is over $4,000,000. This
remarkable showing is the result of
both the rapid growth of the county
and of Assessor Fallin's policy of as
sessing all property to its full cash val
ue This will mean a lowering of the
tax rate. The valuation of much of
the property of the county remains un
changed, but many of the mines, city
property and railroad landajwere raised.
RELATIVES WILL NOT PAY.
Largo Maorlty of Insane F'.Mtnnls Live
at Expense of Mate.
Halom Tho net ol the loglRlaturo of
100.1 requiring that tlio cost ol keeping
Insnno patients nt the itnto iusnno asyl
um shall bo paid by relatives who nro
financially ablo and who nro legally re
sponsible, is not working quite, ns well
ns was hoped. Thouuh several hun
dred patients havo been received at tlm
asylum since that law was passed, only
.in nro on tho list of tlioso whoso main
tenance should ho borne by relatives.
Only $2,0(12 110 has boon collected from
this source during tho twu years and n
half tlio law has been In operation and
$2,(130.07 charged against relatives re
mains duo and uucoltoctnblu. Experi
ence has shown that n largo propotlion
of tho patients received nro without
known relatives, or they nro havo no
relatives who nro liable for thulr sup
port and who nro able to nnv tho re-
quired $10 n month. Tho amount
collected under this law Is inconsider
able, in comparison with tlio total cost
of maintaining tho state Insane asylum.
Test Law's Validity. ,
Grants Pars A suit of much Interest
to this state, and which may remit In
the repeal of the $.100 huurchold ex-
emotion law, pasted liy the state legis
lature, has Ih'cii tiled here, and will be
heard at tho next term of the Circuit
court. Kx-Representative W. O. Hale,
of this city, is plaintiff, and Judge J.
t). llooth, Assessor W. M. rallin ami
County Clerk S. F. Cheshire me made
defendants In the case. In suUtauce.
the complaint alleges that the law
passed by the Oregon legislature In
December, ll)0:i, exemptiuu from taxa
tion of certain effects of householders
to tho amount of $300 ia contrary to
tho constitution of tho state, and Is,
Destruction of Vast Tanks Mean n
Lost of Many Millions.
St. Petersburg, Hopt. 0, Tho latest
reports received from Unku Indlrnlo
that tho reign of (eiror thorn Is slacken
ing somewhat, There was only desul
toiy lighting up to last evening, hut
tho disturbances uf yesterday wero
marked by Immense property losses,
which fall with crushing weight on tho
Russian nil Industry centered nt Unku.
Tlio combatants resorted to tho torch,
ns tho result of which hundreds of
tanks of oil, naphtha and n number of
Important refineries In It vicinity nro
now In flames. Oil men here nro mi
ablovto estimato tho loss while tlio con
flagrations continue, hut beliuvo that
It will run Into millions of dollars In
, Tim lire, which commenced In tho
refineries of tho Moscow-Caspian soci
ety, according to private rcxitx, spread
to illK) tanks nud to one tank In the
"black town" quaiter, containing ft,
000,000 pounds of oil. At Illelmt, near
ltnku, tho works of tho Mnulimiioll
company, among tho most Important
in itursln, nud tho works of the Hills
society nro on llro. Refineries nt No
mniil and Hahuuto havo been destroyed.
The otl men have telegraphed to Em
peror Nicholas, imploring the protec
tion of the government and asking for
assistance to prevent the. complete de
struction of their properties in tho
llaku district, "which give to tlio state
100,000,000 roubles in revenue and
furnish heat and light to Russia."
The blow will m felt all tho 1 rnvlur
through Russia ns there Is already n
great scarcity of oil for fuel purposes.
START WORK SOON
tlovoriiiiiout Irrlfintlon In KlnnintU
Basin Now Assured,
WILL LEAVE OUr LARGE OWNERS
Mainour Project Hopcloti Owing to
Belligerent Attitude of Owners
of Wagon Road Lands.
TO OUST MITCHELL.
W4r on San Jose Scale.
Salem Horticultural Commissioner
Charles A. Park, of the Heward dis
trict, will make a vigorous campaign
against San Jose scale this fall and
winter. Local Inspector Armstrong
has been watching the local market
closely and whenever Infected fruit Is
brought In ho secures tho name of tho
Kroner and reports it to the commis
sioner. All owners of Infected or
chards will bo notified to spray this
winter. Mr. Park hopes to bu able to
exterminate the ost In this section of
Last of Missouri Bribery Cases.
Jefferson City, Mo., Sept. 0. The
bribery case against ex-State Senator
Charles A. Smith, of St. Louis, was
dismissed today. This disposes of all
the legislative bribery cases except
those against V. J, Kelly, said to be in
Russia Putting Treaty Into Effect.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 8. The news
of the signing of the peace treaty re
sulted immediately in an nnwonted
outburst of active work at the Foreign
office. Each ministerial department
will be supplied with an official copy to
the end that every provision of tho
treaty shall be understood thoroughly
by each minister, particularly on ita
bearing on the changes provided for bv
tho treaty, which must bo carried cot
by the different ministers and depart
ments, The carrying out of tho pro
visions will be proceeded with at once.
France Ready to Act.
Paris, Sept. 8. Tho government still
awaits word from Fez regarding the
sultan's answer to the second ulti
matum to Morocco, tho time limit of
which expired yesteiday. Tho firm
intention of the ministers Is to enforce
redress without reference to outsied In
fluences. Unofficial intimations have
been received that Germany does not
sympathize with a French military
demonstration against Morocco, though
she would not interfere.
Grand Rondo Electric Road.
La Grande Tho Central Railway of
Oregon has filed in tho ofllco of county
recorder a bond and mortgage In tho
sum of $2,000,000 to the American
Loan A Trust company, covering riirhts
of way, roadbed, rolling stock and oth
er property now in possession or to be
acquired. The Central Railway of
Oregon is tho corporate title of the
company which prooed to construct
an electric railway system in tho Grand
Rondo valley, embracing a trackage of
about 00 miles and connecting Hot Lake,
Union, Cove, Elgin and La Grande.
Buys Big Farm.
The Dalles One of the most import
ant real estate transactions that has
been made here recently la the sale of
the W. II. Taylor fruit farm, one mile
south of The Dalles, to U. II. Weber,
proprietor of The Dalles nurseries, for
$100 an acre. The farm consists of 110
acres, 80 acres of which is In orchard,
the balanco being wheat land. It is
one of the oldest orchards in the vicin
ity and has always been a fine bearer,
producing fruit of finest quality.
Sell Last Year's Hops.
Convict Labor for Farmers.
Salcrn Tho leasing of convict labor
to farmers In this vicinity is n subject
Governor Chamberlain and Superin
tendent James, of tho penitentiary,
have under consideration. The con
tract with the LoewenlMjru-Goliiit com
pany requires tho employment of only
iuu convicts in mo siovo foundry, and
there are many prisoners for whom
thoro ia no employment. About 00
men havo been worked on tho roads all
Grant. Pass-Do Armond A Son., , Tsack r.', 1
hopgrowera of Josephine county, have ack .' bcetHi ,', j .25 ,,
sold their last year'a crop of 60,0001 Onions Orecmn n ,.,
pounda at 18 centa. They had an op- "n,08-"'Kon. W
Interned Cruiser Prepares To Go.
Vallejo, Cal., Sept. 8. The Russian
cruiser Lena will leave hero Saturday
for San Francisco to be docked, painted
and scraped. Sho will then return for
three dava to the nnvv vnr! in intra nn
pounus ai in cenia. They had an op
portunity to unload their crop last fall
at 30 centa, hut held for a higher price.
An the season for picking is at hand
aim mu neou oi ninua urgent, It was
necessary for them to soil nt tho pre
vailing low price. Thero yet remains
some 70,000 pounds of last year's crop
in Josophinu county,
IJakor City Tiie county hoard of
equalization has lust adopted the suu-
geation of tho Citizen.' Lcaguo com
mittee and raised the rate of assess
ment of the O. It. A N. company from
$o,000 to $10,000 a milo, and that of
the Hurnpter Valley road from $2,000
to $3,000 a mile on tracks and rolling
Telephone Exchange at Capital.
Salem A local private tolephone
exchange has been Installed at the stain
capitol and each office now haa a tele
phone, whereaa about only half the
ofilces have had telephone service
Nearly a Million at Jnlerast.
Salem The monthly report of the
state land ofllco shows caali collections
for August amounting to $20,080.21,
and a total of outstanding unpaid bal-
uuli-s niiiuunilllK 10 (,n.F,ni, UllS
latter sum drawing interest at an aver
age of 0 per cent.
Wheat Club, OUryTOc per bushel;
bluestem, 72373o; valley, 71c.
Oata No. 1 white feed, $23(324;
gray, $22 ht ton.
Barley Feed, 20 per ton; brewing.
$21 ; rolled, $22023.
Ryo $ 1.30 cental.
Hay Eastern Oregon, timothy, $14
016 per ton; valley timothy, $11012;
clover, $80; cheat, $7.60(30.
Fruits Apples, U0c$l.76 per box;
peaches, 60QU0c per crato; plums, 60
07fTc per crate; blackberries. I1.25ra
1.60 per box; cantaloupes, 11.00(31.60
per crate; pears, $101.25 per box;
waiermeions, ;4aic per pound; crab
apples, $1 per box; grapes, 50c$ 1.116;
prunes, 70080c; huckleberries, 8c tcr
Vegetables Deans, 101c per pound;
cabbage, 10B4c per pound; cauliflow
er, 76000c per dozen; celery, 760H6c
per dozen; corn, 80Uc per dozen; cu
cumbere, 103 16c per dozen; pumpkins.
7J-7&Ci tomatoes. SOaSScnnrcratn-
squash, 5c per pound; turnips, $1.26
j.iu per sacKj carrots, $1.2u1.60 per
Potatoes Oregon, extra fancy, 850
00c; good, fl075c per sack.
Butter Fancy creamery, 27Q30c
r-ggn vregon ranch, 24Q20C por
Poultry Avornge old hons, lOJtfCi
12c; mixed chickens, 10JQHc; old
roosters, 80c; young roosters, 100
lie; dressed chickens, 1201,'ta; tur
keys, live, 20021c; geese, live, 80
Oo; ditcka, 13014c,
Hopa 1005, cholco, 10c; prime,
i?Hic; iuui, choice. 1d(317u imr
Wool Eastern Oregon nvorngo best,
10021c; lower gradea down to 15c, ac
cording to shrinkage; valley, 25027c
per pound; mohair, choice, 30c.
Boef Dressed bulls, I02o por
pound: cowa, 3 0 4c; country
Veal Dressed, 308o por pound.
Mutton Dressed, fancy, 016 07c
per pound: ordinary. 4rar!- Inmi,.
In 77Kc '
Pork Dressod, flQ7)(fo per pound.
Senators Find Him ObiUdo to Pro
gress on Canal Committee.
Washington, Kept, (I. When the
committees of the United States seunto
nro Mug reorganized next December a
fight is to bo tuadn to wrest the chair
manship of the Isthmian canal commit
tee from Senator Mitchell of Oregon.
liccnuso ol tho prominence which canal
legislation la likely to attain nt the
coming session, It Is desirable that tho
senate couimiltco should bo In the
hands of some good strong man, fully
cumx-tciit to conduct hearing", direct
the work of tho couimiltco and ansume
charge of whatever canal legislation
may 1 rcjHirted to tho senate. It Is
recognized that Senator Mitchell ran do
none of theso thlriK. Therefore there
Is a general desire that a new chairman
Even though he did not earn to re
sign his seal In tho senate, Mr. Mitchell
might relinquish his chairmanship in
order that thero need Ixt no light to pry
him loo. This would simplify tho
situation and make way for some other
and more active man. But it Is not
believed that Honator Mitchell will
pursue this courso. It will hn tin t
the "cor Ittco on committers" to
solve this problem, and it would lo a
long guess Indeed to atteuml to nn-dld
what that committee will do.
Washington, Sept. 7. Tho govern
incut Irrigation project In tho Klamath
basin In Oregon Is certain to bo built,
and construction will coiuineiice nt an
early day. This amurniieo Is given by
F. II. Now ell, chief engineer of tim
Reclamation service, who was recently
In Klamath county nud ul Portland.
Mi. Newell Is utinhlo nt this tlmo to
sny along what lines the Klamath pro
ject will he constructed. Its client
nud nggrrgnto cost depend entirely
uhiii tho amount of land that U signed
If tho owners of largo ranches are.
willing to co-operate with the Klamath
Water Users' nnsoclrtllou, and will di
vide their land Into farm nulla and dis
pone of them according to the terms of
tlio reclamation law, every Inlgnhlo
acre In Klamath lUln (or which them
is water will bo reclaimed, hut, on tho
other hand, If these largo landowner
nro uuwllllnu to klgu for thulr lauds,
the project wil ho built uk)U restricted
lines, nud HKiMy not morn than $2,
000,000 will bo expended, notwith
standing that more than H.IMO.OOO
have been set apart for this work.
Mr. Newell speaks dlpparsgingly of
the situation In Malheur county. Ho
seems thoroughly disgusted with tho
manner In which tho owners of wagon
road lauds under that project hnvn
acted, and, while ho dm not ccniuro
them, hn clearlfy Indicates that, unlem
inoso jn-rsons change their tactics, sign
for their lands on a fair basis and act
In absolute good faith towards tho set
tiers of Malheur county, tlirie tcttlern
UIGQH IS ILL.
BUILDS NEW MOUNT.
Volcano Is In Eruption In the
Honolulu, Sept. (1. The steamship
Sierra, which arrived hero from Aus
tralia on tlio way to San Francisco, ro
ports a volcanic outbreak on tho Ulaml
of Savail, In tho Samoan group, which
is very extensive. Tho outbreak is
three miles south of Mautau and )
created a new mountain estimated to
be nearly 7,000 fret high.
Tlio lava flows from tho base of this
Iftnilliialii .IL.I... I
"" n miniicooi several miles.
Travelers reKrt that five or six hills
aie moving, apparently on lava foiiuda
tlona. Some have advanced several
miles from their starting nlm-o in.n.
eating avast molton lava nrea lncnth.
i.iiii-nk .iuui nun ueorgo Miriong, who
visited the scene, say many million
tons of lava aro being ejected. Tho
hills am now moving very slowly and
the lava is solidifying on tho surface.
This will eventually stop their further
progress, which threatened much dam-ago.
Tho natives havo held gathering and
had decided to abandon tho threatened
tpwns, but having becomo assured that
thero is no dariKor of loss of life, thev
nro settling down again.
Third Trial Commences.
Portland, Sept. 0. For tho third
time Congressman J. N, Williamson,
Dr. van Gesner and Marion R. Biggs
have faced tho Federal court. For tho
third tlmo the attorneys for the defense
have attempted by technical moans to
delay tlio trial and quash the Indict-1
merit and once again tho court has dis
allowed thulr motion and ordered that
tlio case proceed. The first day was
slower In action than tho other first
days, and the evening found tho attor
neys yet battling over tho selection of
Third Trial of Land Fraud Cases May
Have To Un Postponed.
Portland, Kept, 7. Marlon It Illggs
Is Hi, and uncertainty regins in laud
fraud circles. Tho jury, though still
kept together, has not been sworn in.
Judge Hunt has not passed uimju tlm
eligibility of E. Pusnall, tho Naiem
fruitgrower, and no nun knows whether
or not the trial ol Williamson, (inner
and Biggs will m carried on as has
Ik-kii dorm twice already In tho Federal
Yesterday morning wiwn the Federal
court was convened and n small amount
of ex parlo IiusIiicm had Ix-eii disposed
of, II. H. Wilson, attorney for thn do
feme, arose and stated that Mr. Bigg
was not in tho court room, Iwiiig con
fined to his room by a serious illness,
which, In the estimation of Dr. Harry
McKay, who had attended him, might,
necesiitato a sovero operation and con
sequent extruded convalescence.
Mr. Ilency suggested that as tho
crime charged was n misdemeanor, and
not a felony, the defendant could bo
rrprcrentrd by his attorney, and need
not bo prrseut In (Mirson during thn
trial. This, however, was objected to
by tho attorneys for tho defense, who
stated that they would not consent to
such an arrangement.
Judge Hunt did not like to force the
trial without tho presence of Mr. Biggs,
slncu tho attorneys objected, and there
fore adourncd court until 1 1 o'clock In
order that an examination might lx
made of tho patient. At tho tiuiu set
tho attorneys reported that tho physi
cian could not determine the exact con
dition of tho patient, nud whether or
not ho would hnvo to undergo an oper
ation. A fuw hours would toll, so thn
court was adjourned until this morning
at 10 o'clock.
Cholera In Prison.
Berlin, Sept. 0. A serious outbreak
of cholera In reported In tlio prison at
Krono, a Binnll town 13 miles from
Bromborg, Prussia. Tho Information
has created n condition of panic nt
lirnmherg, a citv of 60.00(1 t.,,,,,.1,.
The prison authorities content them
boIvch with the bare announcement tl.nl
MlfnA nt lli. .!.. t At .
It Is believed that tho casea number
many and that tlio dlscaso is running
riot within tho prison walls,
Telephones In Reserves.
Washington, Hopt, 7. For Ixtlter
protection of forest reserves, tho For
estry service, In co-operation with tint
Weather bureau, will Install a system
of telephone Hues and stations an
rapidly ns jiosslblo. ,Tho first system
Is being installed on tho lllg Horn for
est reserve In Wyoming. This will
ennblu tho forest rangers to notify tho
Weather department when forest fires
break out. In no largo nu nrea ns tho
Dig Horn reserve, which comprises 1,
loi.unu ncres, tho value ol rapid com
munication Is obvious,
Last Japanese Victory,
Toklo, Sept. 7. An official rcjtoiL
snyat "Thu Japanese nnny attacked
tho Russians at Chyongtiiynnx on Sep
tember 1. Tho Russians forces con
sisted of four battalions, six guns ami
several hundred cavalry, Tho district
was riioiintnlnoua and difilclt, but fin
ally tho Japanese artillery succeasfully
nttnckod tlio Russian left nnd occupied
their position nt 0 o'clock In tho morn
ing, Tho KushIiuih strongly resisted
hut wero forced to retire,
Parker Gets Fat dob.
Now York, Sept. . Er-Jiidgo Alton
II. Parker will succeed Professor Col
Ilns as chief couneol of the Brooklyn
Rapid Transit company, at an annual
aalury of $100,000, according to an on-
Fever Cases on Isthmus.
Washington, Hopt. 7. According to
the summary of yellow fovor condltloim
In Panama, as compiled by thu Isth
mlnn Canal commission, there wero 10
casus and two deaths from thu disease
In tho canal xono during tho month of
August. Thoro wero 14 eases and fivo
deaths during this tlmo In tho Kopuhlia
of Panama, making the total on the
Isthmus for tho month 30 casus and