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TJXZIILT CrxaOlf CTATIlIAir, TUESDAY, AT2IL IV 1303.
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i:rvrsnaATio2,Ts eejto mail cae-
HYIXO CONTRACTS TO TOL
LOW LAND rEAXTD. . '
Assertions Made That Jhiring -Weighing
of Malls for Letting Contracts
the Sacks Are Stuffed Washington
Gossip of Interest, -
WASHINGTON', April e.The1 en
victions for fraud Ja tbe poatofRee de
partment and the investigations of the
land robberies in the interior depart
ment will soon be followed, it is said,
by examinations Into ' the conduct of
other branches of the government ser
vice. The attracts for carrying- the
mails by the railways present a proper
subject for research. It is charged
that during the period When the quan-
firv mtl m if ras Ainr aitas 4 Vi a rail.
roads is weighed, in order to strike a
fralanee and estimate the quantity dur
ing a year by rwhieh estimate a four
year contract is awarded the mails in
crease to a most remarkable extent.
They are, indeed, swollen to four or
live times their normal size for this par
ticular period, and this is made a basis
for a computation of weight for the
entire year, and the contract is drawn at any one time at this plant, j -
tip acordingly. The department of jus- j i ; ; ' . .
tice, is interested in the matter, and j j , More Water. , i
this' method of estimating the weight j The Independence water works com
of the mails will probably be corrected. pany haf ordered machinery and will
The searchlight of inquiry will also be Hink five new wells right away to meet
turned upon the conduct of other the growing demands for water. With
branches of the postoffice department. J these wells installed, the commercial
. supply of water will be doubled. ;
The proclamation, "Long live the; J ;
king, the king is dead," , has always
neemed to Americans a eallous cus
tom, possibly only in effete monarchies,
and yet the inauguration of every
president is attended with lively sur
mise as to his successor. Hardly has
A man entered the white house before
t tongues are busy with the aspirations
of others. Thh inauguration was not
,an exeeption;-hi fact, seldom has a
new administration been attended by
so many outspoken ambitions. JOever
(before have so many of tne aspirants
belonged to tbe presidential family.
Of eourie Mr, Roosevelt's declaration
that ' he -would not again be a candi
date for the nomination has much to
do with the frankness of his follow-
Mr. fihak, Mr, Taft and Mr. Cortelyou
are candidates; so Is Mr, Fairbanks,
who ias just entered upon the office
of vice president. It has Ix-come al
most a political proverb that presi
dents are not chosen from the cabinet;
it was also said that presidents were
never, in these days, taken from the
vice presidency. Mr. Roosevelt lias
smashed on tradition, and the . other
will probably not weigh with the heads
of the war and treasury departments,
although it may lea them to retire
from the cabinet earlier than would
otherwise be the case. Mr. Root, wbo
would certainly not refuse the nomina
tion, Is also to ms deterred 'by cabinet
traditions. As for air. Cortelyou, his
candidacy is not likely to require his
retirement, from the cabinet. His of
ficial advancement up to the time of
Ms selection as chairman of the na
tional Republican committee was not
the result of political organization. Ho
has no constituency to return to for
support as a favorite son, and the in
fluences favorable to "ni nomination
may, operate as effectually while ho
serves as postmaster general.
If Mr. Cortelyou should win the
THE CHAMPi6n! STALLION-S
Won first premium in Standard Bred Class at the '04 fair over a large
field of coast horses, also won first with five f his get This, togthcc
with bis 2:20 speed, beauty k I ubstance, stamps him one of the best
you iv sires on the Pacific coast. Broad Heart is a black stallion, six
teen hands high and weighs 1200 pounds. 3 " 1
You can make no mistakean breeiing to Broad Heart if yon want good
sized road or race horses. His colts are extraordinary good lookers and
well formed eolts of splendid bone and Substance.
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Broad Heart was sired by MeClanahau 23437. a son of Roy Wilkes
2:06 1-4 bj Adrian-Wilkes by Oeo. Wilkes by Hambletonian 10. First
dam Mira Oolddust by Pero 2:25,y son of Idol 44 sire of Fidol 2:04 j, ete
Kecond dam Fanny Golddust by Guide 1197, sire of 15 dams of 17, in
the list. Third dam Kit by Golddust 150, sire of Lucilla Golddust 2:16V4
Fleety Golddust 2:20, etc. j.. .
Broad Heart will make the season of 1905 as follows:
Hubbard .. ............. .t. .. . i. ..i . Monday and Tuesday
Mt, Angel ....... .............. j... Wednesday
Silverton . .......... ......... Thnrsday and Friday
Salem .. '.i.. ...J..'... .............. Saturday
Fair Grounds .:....:.......'...(.... i ..; Sunday
' At $20 by tbe season, with usual return privilege, money due at end of
season. : $30 to insure, money d-ie wheniniare is known to be in foal.
W. O. TRINE, Owner
cr Rfrcnce--ALDnRT PRATT, Fair Grounds. ALBT; MASSY, Manaje r
prize it would be not only the first in
stance of a man reaching the presi
dency through the classified service,
butjit would be another step, in a most
remarkable", career from obscure type
writer to cabinet officer and chairman
of the national Republican committee
without political "poll.
: Whieh candidate Mr. Roosevelt may
favior is an absorbing question among
friends of the parties .. interested, for
if the popularity of the president
proves permanent, it will be well with
in ;hi power to greatly influence the
choice of bis successor. In any-event,
Washington will fce more than "ever
the Mecca for Republican politicians
during the next few yearn, as it hap
pens that five of the ambitious rivals,
including Senator Fo raker, are practi
cally residents of thfs city.
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. '; M ' A little Loss V - .
of flesh and ' strength, little barking.
j obstinate cough and a little pain in the
cheat may not mean galloping ? con
sumption, but they are signs that pru
dence will not neglect. A few doses of
Allen's Lung Balaam cause a free dis
charge of muens and 'so . loosens the
cough. It beal the inflamed air pas
sages and all its -beneficent .work is ac
complished without' a grain of opium.
1 Creamery's Output for One Day. -
April 1 at the Independence creamery
1113 pounds of butter was churned.
This is more than was ever made before
SAINTS FILE SUIT
ASK COURT TO RESTRAIN PRESI
j DENT FROM INVESTINQ TITHES .
j IK SECTJLAR BUSINESS.
Petitioners Declare That Annual Tlth-
I tngs Amount to One Million Dollars,
j One Half of Which Is Invested in
; Factories, Banks and Mills. v
; SALT LAKE CITY, April 7. An in
junction suit was filed in the third ju-.
dieiul district court today, asking the
court to restrain tbe Chureh of Jesus
Christ of the Latter Day Saints, find
Joseph Ft Smith, its president, and
trnstees-in-trust, from investing , the
tithing of the church for any other
than church purposes.
' The petitioners are Charles A.
ftmurthwaite of Ogden, recently excom
municated from the church, and Don C.
W. Musser, a member of the church
who yesterday voted against sustain
ing the twelve apostles,
i The petition, after setting forth that
the tithing paid by the members f
the church amounts to one million do
lars a year, and that Joseph F. Smitn,
as trustee-in-trusf tor the ehureb,has
each year since his elevation to its
presidency, invested fully half a million
dollars in sugar factories, woolen mi'Is,
banks and other secular enterprises,
and also "to establish estate and resi
dences for church leaders and thet
favorites" which action, the plaintiffs j
avrr, is in violation of his trust, prays
the court to declare what the legal duty
of President Smith is, with respect to,
the tithing and other funds entrusted
to his care, and the purposes for which i
they may be used.
POLICE INVADE CEMETERIES IN
QUEST OF NOTES XM7XJCAT
Comrades Decorate Graves of Martyrs
to Cause With Wreaths to Which Are
Attached Political Sentiments These
Are confiscated Try Officials. ' .
ST. PETERSBURG, April 7. The'ef
forts of the police to smother the po
litical agitation have led Hhem to in
vade the cemeteries in' their search for
evidence of treason. It has become the
practice of students to place on tbe
graves of eomrades won were active or
who suffered in the cause of freedom
wreaths bound with ribbons, . on whieh
political sentiments are inscribed.!'
: The police now make nocturnal Visits
to the cemeteries ,in7seareh of these
treasonable mottoes, which are prompt
ly confiscated. Lut, being ignorant, the
policemen make curious mistakes. The
other day ! a harmless inscription in
Greek, simply expressive of sympathy,
was seized," and on Wednesday a red
ribbon attached to a wreath, which, al
though on the grave of a well known
official, being interpreted by the police
as a revolutionary emblem, was not
only cut off, but created So mueh alarm
that a general .alarm was sent to all
vendors of mortuary wreaths prohibit
ing the sale of red ribbons.
The stories of sufferings on the part
of widows, wives and families of sol
diers are attracting general attention,
and the public demands government aid
for the sufferers. The local charities
are no longer able to cope with the sit
uation. In many places the funds rais
ed for this purpose are entirely exhaust
ed, and the provincial papers are filled
with pathetic accounts of starving
mothers and children .being in ; the
streets. - t ' ' - '
i At Nijnii Novgorod the palace of the
governor was besieged by a crowd of
hungry women with babes in their arms
asking -for bread. The governor in
formed the-women that he would ap
point a committee to investigate the
situation. His reply aroused tbe ire of
the local press. ; The Viedomosti said:
"Always the eternal commission,
while it is iavestiagting, the women and
children will starve."
r M. Pobiedonostseffs position, that of
procurator general of the Holy Synod,
will be abolished if the patriarchate is
re-established, and An'ionius, the mer
ropolitan of St. Petersburg, as the high
est archbishop, will become patriarch.
Under the new press regulations, the
papers are not permuted Ho publish
anything regarding the emperor : and
tbe imperial family without the eonsent
of the court censor. The imperial chan
cellory has formally requested the Ko
beko rommission, whieh is revising the
press regulations, to include this , re
striction, and such a request the com
mission regards as being equivalent to
in imperial order.
TO PLEAD TODAY
UNITED STATES SENATOR MITCJI-
1 ELL TO STAND AT BAB
Congressman Hermann Leaves Wash
lngton for Oregon and Will Appear
Monday Morning for Trial On Frl
Day Williamson Will Be Arraigned
! PORTLAND, April 101 Speedy ar
raignment of 'tjie.nuTfieTous defendalTts
indicted for complicity in, the land
frauds is the program of United States
District Attorney Ifeney. Senator
Mitchell will hppear in the federal
court tomorrow morning to enter his
plea to the indictment against him.
Congressman Bmger Hermann will
leave Washington tomorrow evening,
reaching Portland Saturday evening or
Sunday morning, and he will be ar
raigned on Monday. Congressman Wil
liamson will appear for arraignment
next Friday. Other defendants will be
arraigned during this week, and as
soon" as possible Mr. Heney will havts
the eases set for trial. .
Judge A. S. Bennett of Tae Dalles,
wEosis to be Senator Mitehell's chief
counsel, is in Portland today,-and has
had a protracted conference with his
client. While the line of defense that
will 'be adopted is not known, it is ex
pected that In (this as in other eases
the defendants will resort to obstruct
ive tactics, and that every possible
means will be employed to delay tne
trial, r in
Mr. Heney proposes fo remain ' in
Portland until all preliminary motions
have been heard and- disposed of, so
that whn he returns in 7une the trials
may proceed without further delay. It
is his purpose ; to try the charges
against Senator Mitchell first of all,
and the two congressmen .Will be next
in order. Brnger, nermann will be de
fended toy Dolph, Mallory, Simon and
Gearin, and it is understood that the
two last natned members of the firm
will have especial charge of the ease.
It is understood 1 that Judge Bennett
and H. S. Wilson of The Dalles will
represent Oongressman Williamson.
PublisheH statements that the valid
ity of tbe grand jury's 5 indictments
will be assailed oa.the ground that one
of the jurors is not an American citi
zen have exeij td bo 'uneasiness in tae
mind of Mr. Heney. He Is confident
that there Is no ground upon which the
contention can be based. AH the ju
rors . were carefully . - 'examined undef
oath as to their gualificstibns, and all
of them were found fo be duly guali
fied. The specific charge that John
Guistin of : Astoria, a member of . tbe
grand jury,' was"fiever naturalized, ap
pears to be witnout foundation. Even
were It otherwise Mr. lleney is confi
dent that tbe eats of Cue jury would
not be invalidated. ' - '
"It's all buncombe." said Mr. He
ney this morning. " There is not the
slightest danger in Che world th"at tTTtfj
indictments can be successfully as-!
sailed on any such ground.' 1
' Senator lritehell was asked this J
morning whether he would give any in-!
dieation as fo the Ens of defense he .
proposed to" adopt, Lot he would say
nothing. ? "I do not wish to make3ny
statement whatever through the news
papers. No, I will; not; say who my
attorneys are to be.' '
- The first indietment to whieh Sena
tor Mitchell must answer 4a that re
turned February 1, charging him with
having illegally received compensa
tion for his serTiees while a United
States senator, before a department of
the government. This is the case ia
which he is alleged to have used iis
influence to seenre tbe "patenting . of
claims in whieh Frederick: A. JCriba
was Interested, and the firm oljtfitehen
XT Tanner is said to have received
$1750 for these' services. The trial of
this ease will involve the history of
the partnership agreement between" j
Mitchell and Tanner, and the attempt-1
ed substitution last December - of a
new partnership agreement for - thst j
which had been, in force. Tm episode ,
wss made famous -by the admissions .
wrung from Judge Tanner before the ;
granl jury, and forms one of the most
damaging features of the government 's J
ease- against juiicneii. , -
BROOKS BRTEFLETS. j
BROOKS, April 10. The several, so
cieties here will give a basket' social
Wednelay night, April 12. The pro
ceeds to go toward paying for an organ
for the lodge hall. v j 1
Britt Aspinwall has purchased a lot
here and commenced the ereetion of a
house thereon. - s
Frank Evans and family are sick
with the measles now. . '
Several parties have been looking for
houses here to rent but are unable to
get them as they are all occupied. .
The ball boys of Brooks have smooth
ed their ball grounds down and are pre
paring to have some good games this
summer. , ' ' ' , J : .
WADE HAS GONE
ACCUSED PENDLETON . BANKLR
v FROj THAT CITY.
Purse of $1000 Said fej Hare Been Near
ly Up for Him by Merchants of Pen
dleton and Portland- Fearing Results
of His Prosecution.1
PENDLETON, Or., pril 7. With
two criminal indictments filed against
brio, C. B. Wal, whose eolossal failure
of more than a year ago gained him an
unenviable notoriety, has squietly and
mysteriously dropned out of sight, and
it is said here on good autbority tnat
prominent business men mane up a
purse of Si 000, which they gave him
to go on. Although Wade left Pendle
ton several weeks ago, his departure
was so earefully concealed that only
now has the ceneral public awakened
to the fact. And it is taken as a fore
gone conclusion that Wade will never
return to Pendleton. Mrs. Wade is now
the only remaining member of the fam
ily here, and she will leave in a short
time for southern California, where it
is said- Wade owns a large orange grove.
Back of this disappearance of Wade
are said to be powerful influences,
which have been working to prevent
his trial on the two criminal charges
of forgery and embezzlement. It is
said his trial threatened' to expose a'
number of prominent men, not only of
Pendleton, but of Portland, in eonee-
tio with the famous Golcoaa mine deals.
These men are said to have put up the
money to settle the threatened prosecu
tions which brought Wade, back ts
Pendleton, and then to have been the
ones who gave him money to leave on.
It is also understood here that the
criminal charges now pending against
him will never be pressed, owing to the
same influences which have shielded
him so far.
SIMPSON ARRANGES DATES.
Willamette Track Team Will Meet Ag
gies and Quakers in May on '
- Manager Simpson of the Willamette
university track team has arranged two
dual track and field meets for May.
On the 6th of 'that month the . local
team will meet the quakers from the
Pacific eollege at Newberg and on the
13th the local athletes will enter the
lists with the Aggies from the p. A. C.
Both of these , meets i will probably be
held in tMs city at the college athletic
field. The matter has not been definite
ly settled as yet, but that is the ex
pectation of the local management. .
. -Coach Keller had a likely looking
bunch of candidates out yesterday af
ternoon. Shanks who has not been out
since the close of the university for
the spring recess, showed up splendidly
in the distance events. lie is a tall
youth and looks like a strong chap.
He has the speed and it would not be
eurprising if he made things warm for
any competitors who may go up against
him in the meets that are stated for
the season. Zercher was another new
face1 in the bunch. He is a great big
husky fellow, and is out for .'the
weights. He has done little in the way
or practice as yet, but from now on
he will be sent after the leads with a
vengeance, lie is all muscle and brawn
and tips the scales close to 225 pounds.
He is big enough to throw tbe, weights
out or sight and probably will.
Among the other men out were
Marker, Miller, Forbes, the two Belk
nap and Howard. ; - -,
KXTrEB." AT WORK
I ew j or, April .elements or
mystery retailing the stories of Jaek
the Bipper. who terrorized the Whlte
chael district of London, soma ear
ago, led to the sensational stabbing to
day ia a inirteeata-street hotel of
Mamie WUson a vonnir woman. w Rhs
died in a hospital a few hours after
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The wound was 'made
with a rery lonjg knife. The character
of the eut waS
similar to that made
on the victims
of the London "Jack
James Boyne, a club
steward knd a patron of the hotel, has
He told the police" he
was with the woman, but said that she
had. left him an
d he did not know how
she was stabbed.
When he was arrest
ed it was found that seven of Boyne 's
teeth had teen
knocked out. and that
one of his eyes
a blow. " : x
had been blackened by
are showing exceptionally fine things in carpets and rugs.g Many new things to ar
rive this week.T The latest in Mosaic Borders in 3-4 widths. They will interest those
looking for something out of the ordinary.
HALL SEATS AND MBKKOKS
We have just received new lines of medium priced hall seats and mirrors golden and
weathered oak finishes.
Next to Jos. Meyers
LAST MEMBER OF "BLACK JACK"
KETCHUM'S BAD OANO
Ed Franks, Alias Bob McManus, One
- of Band That Held up Colorado Ex
press in 1889, in the Toils at Trinidad,
Colorado. ' .
TRINIDAD, Colo., April T.After a
hunt covering a period of six years, TM
Franks, alias Bob MeManus, said to b?
the last surviving member of "Black
Jack' Ketcbum's notorious band ot
train robbers, that terrorized New Mex
ico and southern Colorado for many
years, was safely placed in the county
jail at Trinidad today. He was arrest
ed forty miles northeast of Watervale,
a small station on the Colorado k South
ern, railroad, thirty miles south of Trin
idad, Wednesday night by Deputy Sher
iff George Titsworth and William
Franks lived alone in 9 wild, desolate
rocky canyon, difficult of approach,
where his safety seemed assured. Tie
officers located Frank's house Wednes
day morning, , but were compelled t.
make a detour and crawl through the
canyon for nearly three miles, as the
house was so situated that: is command-
ed a.view of tb"eopen country for mile.
Franks was building a corral when thf.
officers surprised him. ne had a ix-
shooter and a rifle close at band, but
made no fight.
After "Black Jack's" gang held up
the Colorado & Southern passenge
train in Joly, 1889, near Folsom, N. Mj
seenrinc? . lares sum of monev. the '
a r , .
robbers separated. Ed Farr, then sher -
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surrounded Franks, fiam Ketebum, a
brother of "Black Jack,' and a man
named McGinnis, on the Cimarron, near
Folsom, and a fierce battle ensued.
Sheriff Farr was killed and' .wo other
members of , the poBse were wounded,
fam. Ketebum was killed and McGinn
was wounded. The later was captured
a few days later, and is now serving a
life sentence in the penitentiary at
Santa Fe. One month' after the Cimar
ron battle "Black Jack" alone at
tempted to hold up the Colorado ' Jb
Southern paasener train near the scene
of the former robbery., lie wss wound
ed by Conductor Harrington and 'was
captured. ; . After , conviction of train
robbery ne was nancred at Clayton, r,'
M, in September, 1901. - j
Members of the, posse . have always
declared that Sheriff Farr was kills!
by Franks.. who was known to be a deal
shot. Jeff Farr succeeded his brother:
as sheriff and kept up a constant search)
for the fugitive. -It is said that Franks
and a companion came to Trinidad .en
days ago and purchased a quantity of.
dynamite and considerable ammunition.
Franks, it is said, wore a full black
beard whieh completely disguised him.
He will be tried at Clayton, N. M, on
a charge of tram robbery, which is a
capital offense in that territory.
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'- AN EXPERT AT THE TBAPS.
Mrs. Webster nolmes Bated Among
the Best Shotgun Artists
There is a great number of meir
in, this city who are classed as expert
shots with the shotgun, buT there are
few men, and, perhaps, no women in
Salem who can boast of greater prow
ess with that character of fielding piece
than Mrs. Webster. Ilolmes'of this city.
Mrs." nolmes is, as is" characteristic,
of her sex, very modest, and' rould
doubtless enter, a vigorous protest ; if
sbo were aware that her ability as a
shotgun manipulator was to" be ex
ploited before the ; public. Neverthe
less she has become quite expert in tae
handling of a gun, and can shoot with
unfailing accuracy and better than
most male shots who make a great deal
of noise about tho street corners about
what they can do.
At the traps last week 'Mrs. nolmes
broke on the average of thirty-five -of
every fifty birds that . were ; sprung,
which is considered an excellent rec
ord for those who rate themselves as
To tho customer who will write tho grfatest
iinmttcr of articles tarried in our stuck, on a
-Sx5X inch postal canl. All cards must
reach us hy 0 p. m., May 31st :-: :-: .
THE VARIETY STORE
328-332 Court St., ANNORA M. WELCH Prop.
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e n Molt
These two fine Imported stallions will make the season of 19(6 legin
nsng April 1. as follows:
Mondays, St. Paul; Tuesdays, Wood burn; Wednesdays, (Jervais;
Thuredays and Fridays, Club Stables, Salem; Saturdays and Sun
days at h'mi on Aral farm, at Juuctlon of Fairfield and Cbampoeg
roads, foar miks west of Gervals.
DEN DOLT la a shir stallion, black, imported from England in Aug
M, 190L lib ivgL-try norutier Lh 7709 (lHCO). Weight 21 10.
MICA U a black Perciieroii, pure bred, registry . number &XiiS. He
stanils 19 hand.H high. Weight, a ton.
TERM."!: $25 lo injure; f!5 season; 110. single leap.
. The farmers of this section are invited to see these fine stal'ion.
Owners and In ' Charge
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Stores Salem and Albany
good marksmen at the trap. Tluno
who have seen lrer"Tot say that slifl
can Wat this record hrtm-li. Him
quite an enthusiast, and ias i-ntcrc-1
into the sjMirt with a vim ttat wmil f
do credit" to an olTfime ijMrltmaii.
Mrs. Holmes has ordered a fun trap
gun fresh froih the factory, a1 will
soon be equijj.ed to ronin'trt with any
and all who may. come in frW-n-Hy
What' Would Be Left.
' A school director was examining a
class in a country school. As an arifb
metie test he put the following. fjuoxtion
to one of the classi-s: "If I hail a mince
pie and should give two-fifths to John,
two-fifths to Isaac, two twelfths to
Harry, and should take one-half of tho
piefor myself, what wouM there ho
left?" There was a profound study
among the Mkvs, but finally one lal
held up his hand. "Well,-my loy,
speak up loud, so that all may hfar,"
said- the director. "The plate,"
shouted the hopeful young fellow.
Legal Blanks. at statesman Job Office
to be g-iverr away
a n d ica