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SZZZwn that th frrfUlache. nearly WEATHER FORECAST. Tonight and Thursday cloudy anil threatening with occasional light rain or snow; cooler tonight. Z toots tocuu PEXDLETOX, OWECJOX THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 1904 NO. 521J). n vvi i .1 JUG! UPHELD .idonerofthe General L Office Supports Ore f j Gnvftrnor. LrflnrfEnsES FOR MER WSD HECISIO. indemnity i1" . hv Purchasing Itc- lat .10 ' r.. .. Pmm tlie State LwrlUI Appll""'""" ,or ,n IJUHta Ma I" Forvard General Lsnd Office and LMrtiioa faac!0 "n ,hc Reo" L J toe General Office Brf C, ran Be Mode to Pnrchas- , . ...it- Phnrn- ijO, JiOT. i'- tt wiiexceedlnitly gratified Ves- on receipt of a letter from L liflbarda. commlaaloner 01 tne 1-iT.nd office, acknowledging iy. title nf tne stare had been cleared. Ik recent accusation that tne !ana .-hpretn trie applications had fin- Lnr m prompted by a e1r to j5lHy Been rejected. Acting under the F. i: m.rini" hv .lvin-'advice oT CorrrmlssioneT RlonaTds. had been canceled by tha office and the cancellation noted nn the records of the local office. tn bther words, ntil the land had reverted to the government and been j again thrown open tor settlement. Riving the original purchaser from (he state no opportunity of securing the land from the government othrY than Is accorded to any Individual or corporation possessing scrip. Effect of Decision. This decision from Land Commis sioner Richards will have the effect of depriving a large number ot set tlers and other investors who have in nocently purchased land from the state, believing It to be a legitimate purchase, and that the state had the power to give valid title as soon as the payments yere made. Governor Chamberlain has made a hard fight to protect the interests of these Innocent purchasers, and the fact that he has failed, can in no wise be laid at his door. In reversing his decision, Mr. Richards has en deavored to prove that the governor was at fault, and to give false ImpreS' sion, has given private correspondence with Governor Chamberlain to the public press, afterward charging the governor with breaking faith for po litical gain. However, he has now ac knowledged his error, and endeavors at great length to make excuses as to why the mistake should have been made. Will Benefit CorporatiBtis. Governor .Chamberlain started 'laBt nla-ht that the board, wince he VaB been In office, refunded upwards of $80,000 to people who had -purchsiBed Indemnity lands from the atate before The Fact fe Supposed to Mean Mete Complications for Russia, JAPANESE ENLISTING IB ANY CHIXISSETWtlilTIA. Rsmsiah Jfcpie In Ctameso'Garb Make "Much 'Trouble nr 'the Japanese AiiUMrttlefl AMOier Russian War- tihip 'Has Been Sidetracked In tlie IlttHtlo Kemuty IKatamlHlied Rus sian NewHpafterlHas Been Suppress- 'ed- (ionrtt. Weoonlty Exists in -Western Bcnsla 1 for Repression scad Drastic BIHtaritan to Sustain -He l'n.n1 'Hwveriimeiit. Rome, Xmsv. . A dispatch to the Vallan M1 lit aire from Pekln, sars atubscrlptrm fhkts are being opened throughout .China' for war funds. It Is feared that If peace is not conclud ed in the Parast speedily China will be forced ilrtoo the conflict. RETURNED THE CONVENTION Judge Lowell Pleased With the Proceedings and Confi dent of the Results. INCREASING INTEREST BY THE EASTERN STATES. Tlie Maxwell V-t Ik Decerned M Re an Rporfa-Naker, ParalleUna; tlie Huiiirotead Law as SuiHl A kle- Hwnad Eastern Interest In the ALewls and Chirk rlxpotdtiosa There Were Fora-tern Delegates at El Paso Frosn Oregon Akwiukm That the Camilla Project Has Not Been Abandoned Believe That Oregon May Be Profited ley Experimental liureioiilaiire. f '!"1" " ml. have-since taken eorrwpondence to the press. ; '... , ,,.. ir. W to Orejon land matters, was I. He acknowledges that the let- in tren to the nregonlan from Washington office and Tint by the j mr. CoamlHloner Hlchardu also truns- iio dwlslon which will be far-L-kim In IU effect on Oregon 'lanfl fttt tWn date of October i8, 1908, !i transmitted thin request to ... rl h depart wt of the Interior, ano :be. w It would be pernicious to aanp. cai rule, but that "under -existing Jiwiheiute haa it wttlitn Its pewer I r WOtttt lUCh Of ita ii'MitMP it Pw PI to protect, apilnat the emls fiM of corporations and other ipro Naul land epeculatora, vvl: It Witliln the 60 days allowed for P"l amend Ita selection hy the aub Ffai of a valid bane, or if unable hralib inch base, may .upon ire N f notice that the selection is tor cancellation make a formal fiuliinent of the aelwitlen .and r mm to Ita grantee. Tulle tie aelectlnn la inuuPjt Mneanoelled the lunrt t. xno. Nnil the . purchaser holding the lellaauiahment may present H spplicatlon and fhereby ee ! rhjht of entry. Of oourse. LT ""' stantee Is a oualifled r" tbe land he is protected by ZrZ""'nh tnls "Kht "ould Im rtUch upon the eanceria- a f the aalection and he would y.. to place his claim of !etler aa tranamitt. k Hitchcock to Governor Cham- "id the Ble land 7 It aa a rule, nrlnted blank M4 notified every purchaser nnlty land whose titles had J ls right. He was then re- ,22." fM the le and L,, iht ,u" relinquishment hla local land off,ce and f(le(, .w,lh "cr,p or under B' laws. Thus would the Tn.!L T00"' Purchasers have "riii. R" adhered to 'wenT" arse Decision. ,Ma'u..aOMnor Chamberlain kaI!!r ' ln"tptctlon in re- rellntiulshment from the Stat, arte Tiled on the lanflB under the federal law. However, this decision makes every one of these flllrrgs lnvilld. Tin lesB by special dispensation tne tana deinartmerlt panaes favorably upon those applications which have already been accepted by the local land office, the purchasers will receive their money "back fsom the state, but will not have the opportunity of securing (he lands from the government as corporations possessing scrip are eagerly on fhe lookout to file on all ;iumls reverftrrg to the govemmet t. Ktofrng 'In (Chlcairo. (Jhlrnao. 3Jov. i4. One -wnman and seven men were arrested for par tlclpinlon In a riot during which a tiillor shop on Winchester -avenue was wrecked. The riot grew -out of the tailors' strike. A crowd of strik ers Hashed rthe 'police itnd briikw into the Shop. n.ri.rn si ni1 linn vratn m ntiu MiliT BIDS . iaT. q,,ery "a""1 Novem. ateond i. wnich nimni..in.. excu8e at the , October . 1903, was not amply , tcport to the metal .M""0' relatlve Nal, lf Indemnity nj upon alleged Cct?! th ule and has ICLT Ctr- Bur and KVt no rton ac auT?!!g """flfiimmenta ak bV.. he Una o,fl0 are a"1 the hT Propr alo ta to 11. to q vunataera ""Ws any anoiw. tt'IlJL 1M5 TRIED XJf, THK Hltta5 OF MATRICIDE. jaefense Win Tlr 1 rieenre Bto He- letuie on a i"H of Ualieas - Cor ftus Kbertff Is Irj'lng to Ascertain V lvre tlie Pinto! Came From Which Was Found In tlie "Weber Barn Adohdj rrolesami CahnncsH, But Jfl Iok Betray the 41reat Strain Vnder Which He Exi Auburn. CaL. Nov. 24. J nut tee Smith has held Adolph Weber to an swer without bonds for the murder df hia mother. Mary Weber, on Novem ber 10. The defendant's attorneys gave notice that they would sue out : writ of habeas corpus. Rheriff Kaenan went to Sacramen to today on a hunt for the party avna sold the pistol found in the Weber barn. When seen this morning ta Jail young Weber said he had spent a good night, but his looks Deliea mm. The strain Is telling on him. to , , . n selections rwss. for. "line. a4Ziken 'Mo custo- l t ""wctive fpn n, laZ.-'wre he xn v -ncin-. r " be taken In Pon connection ' th. . " Valentin ---on hZ.""r o. L ",alna that mia,-". all ' i bean Em- 1 1 - natUenhlp tirounded. Parla, Nov.' 24. A dispatch receiv ed this mormng states that the Rus sian battleship Slava has arrived at KronstaSt drter grounding on a sand bank. The vessel will remain at Kronstadt ntntil spring. Newspaper Suppireiwd, St, Pietesburg, Nov. 24. The fabri cation of the new newspaper, Naskm Gimln bxh been prohibited by the minister if the Interior, Prince Mi-rasky- KvabU in WeKtern Russia. BerUn.INov. 24. The names of some of the prominent victims of the recent ilola at Warsaw-have just been made known. Dr. Frankenstein, an aged physi clan, wu struck by a bullet as he en tered hi house. Dr. Frankenketa, a surgeoa, was killed and Baroness Hlrsch itaot while driving by In car riages. More o-ioting is expected Sunday. Workmtni are said to have 00 re volvers. The police are continually making arrests, the prisons are filled and cannot accommodate all arrested Ibsward for Chlnesee Spie HarWru, sKov. 24. Orders have been given to the Japanese troops to shoot amy one in Chinese garb ob served approaching the line for fear they may be Russians In disguise. No- tlces have been posted offering a re ward ofs25 'for every Chinese spy captured. The Chinese bandits are very active. The Japanese are enlisting Chinese mllltla hired in the village of Syobay- ikl at 8 werrts a day. There have been numerous sklr mishes in which a number of Chinese bandits have been killed or captured by Russians.' CONFISCATED A BIBLE. Unutterable Bigotry of Russia Brought to Light. New York, Nov. 24. The methods of the Russian government have been brourht home to a New York woman in a curious manner. Last August she sent a Bible to friends In Warsaw through a firm of local bankers. Nothlnr was heard of the Bible nn til this week, when the firm received a letter from their Bremen forward- kng agents. In which It was stated that the Bible had been confiscated by the Russian arovemment. About the most curious part of the whole business is the fact that tha Russian censor charged a fee or HI cents for confiscating the book. This fee Includes both duty and censor fees. The bankers believe that the selsure was due to the fact that the Bible was not tha authorised Bible of the Greek church, which ia the Rus sian national religion. Arbitration Treaty Signed. Washington. Nov. 14. Secretary Hay and Viscount De Alte today sign ed the arbitration treaty between the I'nlted Btatea and Portugal. ATTEMPT TO WRECK. Tramps (taught In tlie Act Near Santa Barbara. San Francisco, Nov. 24. Another attempt was made to wreck the South ern Paclfie itraln last night, this time nt Calptan, near Santa Barbara. Two tramps were caught In the act of heaping rocks on the tracks and were arrested. It Is believed their ob ject was revenge. Lake Nasal TKainiikC Station. Washington. Key. 44. Lake Bluff, S8 miles from Chicago, will secure a naval training atatUaa. The president today returned a reawrt .of the com mission which selected the site, with but approval. Judge ephen A- Lowell, Pendleton delegate lo the National Irrigation Oangress, lust closed at El Paso, Texas, arrived hosne his morning. He expressed hlmseaf as highly pleased with the work aKuwmpllshed by the Oregon delegation. "The securing of the next convention -for Portland," said he,, "means a great deal to the Paclfir Northwest. It Is an education al force that is far-reaching In Its ef fect. The east hae begun to appre ciate the value nf Irrigation In the seml-Arld regions of the ' west, and there Is liable to he a very large del egation next year from the states be yond the Mississippi." Judge Lowell says that .the words of Booth-Tucker, uttered a year ugo at the Ogden convention, when he spoke of "the landless man to the manlesa laud," are beginning to sink Into the minds of the easterners. "The con ditions .existing In the centers of pop ulation.", he oontmued, brings out the need of more homes. Value -nf .Maxwoll .Law. "The Maxwell dct seems destined to accomplish even .more than the homestead law. The former has Its aaission to aooomplish, and the lat ter has almost finished ttfl work. The easterner knows what the homestead law has -done, but he must look to the west now fur his new home, and the BUbject of the reclamation of the semi-arid regions is of as much Im portance $m him .us to .us'." The sentiment in favor of the Lewis and -Clark fair, Mr. .Lowell de clares, Is widespread and all the states are -expected to be well repre sented at the congress when it con venes in Portlund. "At this time," he remarked, "the eyes of the nation are upeje the Pacific northwest. "The feeling prevalent that the Lewis and Clark fair has not been well advertised and Js substantially unknown, is aaoorrect. We met peo ple in the congress from half the statea of the Union who were well in formed regarding the work of Lewis and Clark and the coming fair." Kuurtmi Kawaa Oregon. There were 14 delegates represent ing Oregon at the El Paso congress. The party arrived ia the Texas city on the Sunday evening preceding the opening of the convention,' and estab lished headquarters at the Mheldon Hotel. Referring to the movements of the Oregon delegates, Judge Low ell said: "Through the foresight of the Part land people we were provided with 10 royal Chinook salmon, one of which was kept on ice in our headquarters during the convention, and the Kber nine were distributed among the sev era! hotels of El Paso. These huge Columbia river fish were the source of universal Interest. We had also a large supply of choice Hood River apples. Texas is not an apple state, and the Hood River fruit was highly appreciated. "During the entire week our head quarters were thronged with visitors and all the delegates were thoroughly In sympathy with Oregon and her coming fair. Boise made a strong fight to secure the 105 convention. We made no fight ngainst the Idaho town, but looked out for our own In terests. Boise felt us If she were en titled to the convention from the fact that she endeavored to secure it the year before. Next year Boise, Los Angeles and-San Antonio will be can didates for the honor. We were royally entertained by the Texans, whose hospitality Is as broad as their Imperial state. El Paso has a population of 36,000 per sons and haa rightfully been called the gateway to Old Mexico. Aside from the large number of delegates present from the states of the Union, there was a delegation of engineers from the states of Mexico, sent by Presi dent Dlaa. The head of the Republic of Mexico is greatly Interested In the subject ot Irrigation, and great har mony exists between the engineers of the two nations. I'snadlla Not Abandoned. "We held two conferences with the engineers in charge of the work In Oregon. One was a Joint meeting wit the 'California engineers, rela tive to the Klamath lake project. We were given assurances that the gov ernment had not abandoned the Uma tilla project, and neither had it given up the Harney reclamation work. It Is but a question of time until those two projects, that mean so much to the people of Oregon, are worked out. Reservoir sites, we have been assured, have been found In the re gion of the Umatilla district, superior to any yet outlined. "The great project of the Pacific Coast, however, 1b that ot the Klam ath region, which Is destined to Irri gate land In both the states of Ore gon and Cullfornln." On his way home Judge Lowell re mained a day In Los Angeles and a day at FreBiio. "We should experiment with new cereals and fruits," he said. "I be- I lleve thut portions of Eastern Oregon where frosts are light, may be able to raise the Smyrna fig the common fig of commerce ut a profit. There Is a possibility, too, that the olive may be cultivated to advantage. The Muscat and other celebrated grapes that flourish so abundantly In Califor nia, I see no reason why we should not be able to cultivate In this state. Of course all of these remarks of mine are merely suggestions: but I believe they would be worth while to him who would experiment. There are' some of the hardier palms and semi-tropical trees raised In Califor- AM ON TRIAL Marie Ware and Horace Mc Kinley Must Answer for Fraud PEllMli SCHOOLS DONATE TO NEEDY The Thanksgiving donation U the Boys' aod Iris" Aid Society. a swelled U th extent of $2 14.61 by Pendleton public achoola This amount of clothing, food and cash haa been collected and will be sent to Portiaad tomorrow. The shipment was net made today because of it being a holiday. The donations of the publio achoola comprise almost every kind of vege tables, including potatoes, cabbage, onions, squashes and canned yes-eta-bles. One hundred can. of fruit have been packed, quantities of coffee, tea. rice and breakfast foods, mush, meals and other imperishable foods. The clothing Included children coats, dresses, shoes, caps, night gowns, a large amount of new outinaj flannel, and dress goods for small children, and over 100 pairs of children's stock ings. Excellent Judgment haa been exer cised In selecting the donations and Professor Conklln. saya that not an article sent in to the school was unfit or out of place tor the very us Intended. Besides the numerous donations of fruits, vegetables and clothing sent in. the sum of 116.61 In cash waa receiv ed. Professor Conklln estimate the values of the supplies donated at f 200 and lf purchased now, at fully double that amount He complimented the public school children and parents very highly on the good selection made In sending donations. Ordinar ily many things are sent In that would not stand shipping, but on this occasion every article Is suitable lor shipment and is appropriate for such a donation. Beside the donation for the Boys' and Girls" Aid Society, several desti tute families In this city were helped by the echoola The private donations of friends of th needy wer ta many Instanoe especially worthy of commendation. (Continued on page .) SHARP l KtiAl. CONTE6TS IN THE FEDERAL COURT. Defendant's ('ounnrl Attempts to Se cure Their Release Because Name Signed hi Alleged Fraudulent Iand Entries Are Fictitious Bouyant Air of tlie Conspirators Has Disap pearedCase Han Tightened About Them and the Government Is Vig orously Prosecuting Filing Papers Admitted In Evidence. Portland, Nov. 24. That It Is n playful matter to monkey with the United States government, la now fully realised by Horace O. McKinley and Marie Ware, now on trial for de frauding the government by "dummy lund entries in the Roseburg land dis trict. At the close of the trial yesterday, little had been accomplished except to Identify the signatures of the reg ister and receiver of the Roseburg land office, appearing on the fraudu lent entries on which the defendants are being tried. A bitter fight has been put up by Judge O'Day for the conspirators, but so far, the case of the government is plainly and clearly drawn, and the buoyant air of the defendants, seen at the first day of the trial, haa disap peared. Judge O'Day made nn attempt te have the defendants released last eve ning, on the ground that the names signed to the alleged fraudulent en tries ure not the names of his clients, and that therefore there wns nothing on which to hold McKlnley and Mlsa Ware. This was denied, and the case against them tightened aa District At torney John H. Hall vigorously open ed the trial. .... A sharp struggle ensued over ths admission of 16 land entry papers from the Oregon City land office, aa evidence against the defendants, but the papers were admitted In evidence. as upon the filing ot these documents hinges the guilt of the accused. "DIAMONDFIEI-D" JACK DA VIS REMEMIIERH THE Jl'IKiK Onoe Condemned to Death tlie Noted Adventurer Was Rescued by Judge I'onent, Who Became Convinced of Davis Innocence After Making a Stake In Tonoitah He Rewards Ills Benefactor by a tilft of $10,000 In Mining Stock. Suit Lake, Nov. 24. "Dlamondfleld Jack" Davis, the central figure in on of th most remarkable criminal cases on record, ha given th man who drew hi death warrant at Albion, Idaho, six years ago, mining stocks valued at 110,000. Judge O. W. Powers of Salt Lake, Is the recipient of the gift. In 1808 Judge Powers, with W. E. Borah of Idaho, assisted the state in prosecut ing "Dlamondfleld Jack" for murder, secured a conviction and by order of Judge Stockslager, drew Davis' death warrant. Afterward, having become convinc ed of Davis' Innocence, Judge Power appeared before the Idaho board of pardons to urge that Davis be releas ed. This was done, and about two years ago Davis came to Salt Lake penniless. Judge Powers loaned him money enough to get to Tonopah, Nev.. and Davis departed with th promise that he would repay th money. Since then Davis has prospered. As one of the original locators of the fa mous claims at Goldfleld and Dla mondfleld, he secured large holdings In the camps, changed his ways of living and Is said to b a leader of the law and order element In th min ing section where he resides. Recently Judge Powers received a letter from the secretary of the Dla mondfleld Oold Mining Company In closing 1100 shares of stock, with the statement that It was th personal gift of Davis. The shooting for which Davis was thrice sentenced to death waa a dou ble killing committed In Cassia coun ty, Idaho, in 184. The legal pro ceedings ran through six years. The case at one tlm reached the supreme court of th United States and almost attained the proportions ot a political ssue ta Idaho. ritt'NKH TO EUROPE. Over 4.IMI0.000 Pounds In Throe Ship ment From 'Frlxro. San Fi uiii lnco, Nov. 24. The prune shipments by sea direct to Europe from Snn Francisco have been con-' slderable during the last few weeks; The climax was capped the other day the coiiHignment via the steamer Ammon. This vessel cleared on November IS for Hamburg, having for that port 2,196.411) pounds of prunes, an ex ceedingly large shipment. Th shl Altuir on .November 4 took 743,82 pounds of prunes to London by sea, direct from San Francisco, and on October 20 the steamer Nlcarla had on her manifest 943,868 pound for Hamburg. These three shipments alone ag gregate nearly 4,000,000 pounds of prune, from July 3 to November 12 the Nhlpment of prune by sea from the port of San Francisco hav been as follows: To British Columbia, 833,611 pounds: Australia, 178,176 pounds; Hawaii, 16,868 pounds; Mexico, Cen tral and South America, 11,461 pounds; Manitoba, 141,100 pounds: the Orient, 20,109 pounds; England, 883,06 pounds; continental Europe, 4,182,030 pound; Dawson, 104 pounds; Tahiti, 830 pounds; North west Territory, 78,776 pounds; Suva. 76 pounds; . Cllpperton Island, 14 pounds. OPEN JANUARY 1. Southern Pacific Railway Company Land, in Orecoii. Portland, Nov. 24. The Southern Paclflo will throw open about Janu ary 1, for sal and settlsmant, 3,404, 000 acres of subsidy lands In Oregon. Harrlman tw year ago atop pad th iiles. but through nis instructions. notice was today riven that the en tire lot be thrown open. Prepara tions will be commenced at one by a big clerical fore. Four Men Drowned. ' Port Huron, Mich., Nov. 24. Four men wer drowned by the capsizing of a small ferry- boat a few feet from the Sar- nia, Ontario, dock at 4 this morning, and two war saved. The names of the victims were not learned. The current la running strong and the men had been warned.