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SALEM, OREGON, THUR8DAY, AUGUST 4, 1010.
INVOLVED IN ALLE
NAME DRAWJNTO SCANDAL
SPRUNG BY'NATOR GORE
House Committee of Congress Takes Up Investigation of
Charges Made by Blind Senator From Oklahoma to Effect
That He Was Offered Bribe of $50,000 to Aid Legislation
Providing for Attorneys' Fees Graft on Freedman Coal
Land Contracts With Chickesaw and Choctaw Indians.
Muskogee, Okla., Aug. 4. Ths
name of Vice-President Jams S.
Sherman was dragged into the house
committee investigation of allege!
offers of bribes In connection with
legislation affecting Indian land
contracts by Senator Gore this after
noon. Gore also named Jacob Hamon,
Oklahoma national committeeman,
as one man who called upon him In
connection with the matter. Sena
tor Gore testified before the commit
tee in support of his charges that at
tempts had been made to bribe him
to inflnence his vote in regard to
killing certain legislation in the sen
ate. Hamon declared, according to
Goro, that besides Congressman Mc
Guiro of Oklahoma and former Sen
ator Curtis of Kansas, an officia1
"higher up," was interested in the
contracts. " When pressed to name
the official, Hamon said it was Vice
President Sherman, according to
Senator Goro then produced news
paper clippings purporting to show
that Vice-President Sherman and
ex-Senator Curtis had visited Presi
lit Will Pay You Weill
August Clean-up Sale
New goods are pouring In on top of us every day, and the only way we can mako room for them Is to
cut the prices right and left and clear the shelves. You won't be disappointed. See values we are giving.
New Fall Styles in
We are the first to
show them in this part of
tho world. They are
bought well and wo will
give the benefits to our
10,000 yards of advanced styles In new dress
goods now selling at clean up prices. We have a
basement full of them Just aftor arriving and we
must dispose of as many as we can at onco to
make room In the shelves, so hero is a chance to
buytTress goods cheap.
dent Taft and recommended that the
president should approve the con
tracts. Gore testified that McMurray
came to him in his office at Wash
ington last winter and asked for his
assistance in promoting legislation
that would provide for the payment
of attorneys fees of 6 per cent on
the Freedman land contracts with
the Chickasaw and Choctaw Indians.
This increase would have amounted
to $27,000. Goro testified that ho
answered McMurray's request y
telling him that ho was opposed to
paying attorneys' fees out of the In
dian funds except where services
actually were required and had ac
tually been rendered. He also told
McMurray of his hostility to Indi
vidual contracts ' with the Indians
calling for tho payment of 10 per
cent of the proceeds of the sales of
the segregated coal lands to the at
torneys as fees.
It was because of his opposition
to these schemes, Goro testified, that
ho was offered a bribe of $50,000.
The contracts Involved were ob
tained by J. C. McMurray, from 10,
000 members of the Indian tribes,
TO ATTEND OUR
No twenty per
Ladies' Dress Skirts.
1910 newest fall styles
only chown; no back num
ber here; all selling at clean
$2.00 white Dress Skirts
$3.00 white 'Dress Skirts
$1.75 colored Dress Skirts
$5.00 and $6.00 fine wool
Dress Skirts now $2.90,
$3.46 and $3.90.
Lexlngto , Ky Aug. 4.
With Lyon county Inadequately
patrolled by Boldlers, who havo
enraged the night riders by tho
arrest of six of their number,
suspected of being implicated in
tho murder of Axiom Cooper,
there is constant danger of an
other outbreak. Thoso who are
known to bo witnesses in tho
-f Cooper case are In fear for their
lives, and have asked for great
er protection. Threats havo
been made that all witnesses tes
tifying will be slain from am
bush. It Is alleged. They contained options
for 450,000 acres of Oklahoma land
rich in coal and asphalt. Senator
Gore alleges that the prices named
in these contracts were far below
the actual value of tho lands and
that the profit from the deal, which
would have gone to the promoters,
would have been closo to $1G,000,
000. He questions the validity of
tho contracts on the ground that tho
Indians are incapable of legally
binding themselves without the ap
proval of tho government.
McMurray's attorneys, in uphold
ing the contracts, will allege th.it
the Choctaws and Chlckasaws, as
members of the "civilized tribes"
may sign binding contracts.
The investigating committee will
visit McAlester, Oklahoma City and
many other towns in this state.
(Continued on Page G.)
cent discount here but compare
The latest silks now shown anywhere in Ameri
ca is thrown in at the same reductions as the
rest of tho goods throughout tho vBtoro for our
$1.00 Persian silks now yard 69c.
$1.60 Persian silks now yard 79c.
Plain and fancy Dress Silks now yard 25c, 35c
and 49c. '
Now going at clearing
sale prices. Nothing but
this season's newest styles
shown. Silk, linen and
$5 Messallne silk Waists
Lingerie waists, new
styles, 26c, 49c, 76o, 93c
GAMBLING IN .
WHEAT WILL '
" B SEARCHED
Chicago, Aug. 4. With a
view to determine whether tho
recent corner in July wheat was
in violation of the Sherman
anti-trust laws, an investigation
by the federal grand jury will
bo started within the next few
days. Preliminary examina
tion of witnesses will bo made
before the present grand Jury,
according to W. S. Kenyon as
sistant to Attorney-General
Insurgent Convention Merely
Endorses "Such Efforts" as
President and Advisers Made
in Fulfilling National Plat
form Promises During Re
TARIFF REVISION IGNORED
l'latt'oriii Commends Senators Doll I
vcr mul Cummins for Attitude on
TnrilV, Railroad and Postal Sav
ings Bank Bills Stand-Puis
Snowed Under in Kansas: "Uncle
Joe" Cannon Hns Nothing to Sny
Except That There Wero Other
Primaries Held in Missouri nnri
fDNITID PBESS LEASED WIHB.J
Des Moines, la., Aug. 4." Tho
Iowa Republican platform as sub
mitted by tho committee? on resolu
tions today endorses tho tariff plank
of tho Republican national platform
adopted at Chicago; it does noc
recognize the Payne-Aldrich tariff
law as a revision in accordance with
the pledge made at Chicago.
The platform does not approve of
another revision at onco, but en
dorses tho revision of tho tariff o.'i
separate articles from tlmo to time.
Tho platform endorses "such offorts
as President Taft and his advisors
havo made toward fulflllng tho
promises of tho national platform
which havo been in harmony with
tho declarations of this convention."
The platform also commends Sen
ators Dolllvcr and Cummins for
their attitude on the tariff, railroad
and postal savings bank bills and
their patriotic efforts to protect the
public rights from tho greed of
special Interests In tho Interest of
national legislation." '
The platform also calls tho at
tempts of Dolllvcr and Cummins to
secure "the largest measure of equi
table revision" of the tariff a "re
publican dofenso of tho people's wel
fare." It declares "their inslstenco large
ly determined tho beneficial features
of tho railroad bill." The platform
commends the houso for revising
the rules and says "Republicans In
Iowa aro the best Judges of what
constitutes Republicanism in har
Governor Carroll was endorsed as
an able Republican.
Cummins Ts Gratified.
Des Moines, Ia Aug. 4. "Yo.i
may use tho most exuberant tornis
you wish to express my gratification
over the outcome of tho primaries in
Kansas," said Senator Cummins to
day. As be talked he held In his
hand a telegram from Senator Brla
tow, of Kansas, telling of tho sweep
ing victory of the Insurgents.
"I congratulate Brlstow on tho
result," Cummins conynuod. "Tho
victory In Kansas wasfaffiMU what I
expected. Tho movomont ia swoop
ing the country and Is exceptionally
strong In the Middle West, but the
people In the Eaat are gradually bv
ginning to think our way."
Big Victory by IuurKnt.
Topeka, Kan., Aug. 4. Return
. titolly complete from all
sections of the state Increatti-B '.h
UPON SPANISH HONDURAS CAPITAL
Wenatchee, Wash., Aug. 4.
W. Norman Carlberg, aged 20,
freshman in tho University of
Washington, and son of Gun-
ther Carlberg, president of tho
' Valhalla Orchards Company,
was drowned in the Columbia
river at tho orchards at 6 o'clock
last night. His body has not
been recovered. Carlberg drovo
a tank wagon into tho river to
fill it for another day's work.
The swift water swept wagon,
driver and tank down stream.
pluralities by which tho Insurgents
won in Tuesday's primaries.
According to today's returns, Gov
ernor Stubbs plurality will roach
30,000. Tom R. Wagstaff, stand
patter, who opposed him, carried on
ly four counties.
The results in the congressional
First D. R. Anthony, stand-pat.
renominated by 600.
Second Alexander Mitchell, In
surgent, nominated by 1,200.
Third P. P. Campbell, stand-pat,
re-nominated by 2,000.
Fourth Fred Jackson, insurgent,
re-nominated by 0,000.
Fifth R. R. Reese, Insurgorit,
nominated by 2,000.
Sixth I. D. Young, Insurgent,
nominated by 1,000.
Seventh E. H. Madison, insur
gent, re-nominated, unopposed.
Eighth Victor Murdock, Insur
gent, re-nominated, unopposed.
"Other Primaries," Snys Joo.
Mackinac Island, Mich., Aug. 4.
Speaker Joseph G. Cannon refused
to discuss the results of tho Kansas
primary or the Iowa Ropubllcuu
convention, but casually pointed out
that thero were primaries also In
Oklahoma and Missouri.
"I have nothing to say during my
vacation concerning the Kansas pri
maries or the Iowa convention,"
said Cannon. "Perhaps when a'l
the returns aro In I will mako a
statomont. There is ono thing you
might remember. Primaries wero
held also In Missouri and Oklahoma.
Pmliicts Democratic Speaker.
Calumet, Mich., Aug. 4. Norman
E. Mack, chairman of the Democra
tic national campaign committee and
recently mentioned as a Democratic
gubernatorial possibility In Nw
York, predicted today that a Demo
cratic speaker would bo chosou to
succeed Joseph G. Cannon at tho
next session of congress, and that u
Democratic governor of Now York
would bo elected in November.
More Quakes at 'Frisco.
UNITED PRESS UtlBEO WIBB.l
San Francisco, Aug. 4.-
sllght but sharp earthquako shocks
wero felt here about 0.40 o'clock this
morning. Tho shocks followed oach,
ottior with only a brief interval bo-
damage has been re-
LEGALITY OF SALARY OF
ASST. ATTORNEY GENERAL
S ATTACKED IN COURTS
Taxpayer Enjoins the Payment of Quarterly Salary of Assist
ant State's Attorney Van Winkle on the Ground that Portion
of the Act of the Legislature in Providing Such Salary Is in
Violation of Provisions of the Constitution.
Alleging that an act passed by the
twepty-flfth legislature, and which
makes provision for tho payment of
tho oxponsea and maintenance of tho
oxecutlvo, administrative, legislative,
Judicial, penal and reformatory Insti
tutions, other departments of statu,
and whloh also provide for a salary
of .$,3600 a year for an asilitant attorney-general
at least as far an the provUlon relat
ing to the salary of the anl:tant ai-
DETACHMENT Of AMERICAN
GUNNERS ALSO TAKE PART
Government Troops Fly Before Forces of Rebels Under Form
er President Bonilla and Foreign Consulates Are Crowded
With American Refugees Who Flee From the Wrath of
Mobs Which Threaten Violence Enraged Revolutionists
Tear Down Italian Flag and Kill an Italian Subject.
Puerto Cortez, Spanish Honduras,
Aug. 4. Government troops are fly
ing today beforo the advancing ar
my of former President Bonilla,
aided by Leo Christmas, an Ameri
can, who Is In command of a dotack
mont of American gunners. Be
cause of tho part Christmas 1b play
ing In tho revolution, feeling through
out tho republic is very blttor
against the Americans and they are
fleeing to tho consulates in all the
larger cities domandlng protection.
Tho United State consulate at Colba
Is crowded with refugees who have
fled boforo the mobs that havo gath
ered and threatened thorn. It Is re
ported that much property belong
ing to Americans has been destroyed.
Tho revolution begany yesterday
following a signal given by Bonilla.
Government troops are reported
joining the Bonilla forces and It is
expected the' fighting will not last
Bonilla, at tho head of an army of
3,000 men, Is reported near Teguci
galpa. Tho government, it Is re
ported, Is making stronuous efforts
to gather an army to oppose Bonil
la, but so Tar. has succeeded in mar
shaling only a small number of
Thp r'otlng In all parts of the rn
publlc followed tho signal for the
revolution yesterday. In many
places soldiers of the administration
Joined tho rioters and a state of
Tho loyalists aro most blttor
against all Americans. Thoy declare
that American help has kopt tho
revolution in Nicaragua nllvo for v.
long tlmo and hns given Bonilla
heart to advanco against tho Hon-
duran government. Tho destruc
tlon of property has angered tho
loyalists and thoy thrcaton reprisals
against Americans and other for
Government cables are being cett'
Italy May Take a ILuid.
Puerto Cortoz, Spanish Honduras
Aug. 4. Revolutionary rioting
which has culminated in tho killing
of nn Italian and tho toarlng down
of the Italian flag by maddened sol
diers may end In the appearance of
Italian warships here. Tho country
today is alive with revolutionary
spirit, following tho attempts of for
mer President Bonilla to start a re-
actlonary movomont against Prest
dent Davilla, and mob violence n
roportod In all parts of tho little re
public. A scoro of soldiers who
havo thrown in their lot with tho
revolutionist, enraged at tho sight
'of tho Italian flag, toro It from Its
tornoy-goneral Is concornod, Daniel E.
Powors has filed a suit in tho circuit
court in which bo aska Judge Oallo
way to Ibsuo a porpotual injunction
against tho paymont of tho salary by
Frank W. Benson, governor and soc
rotary of state, and George Stool,
8uyn Law Yiolutco Constitution.
Powers ullage In his complaint
(Cositl tied from Page 5.)
staff and then pursued and killed au
Italian at Tegucigalpa. The Duko
of Scylla, tho Italian representative, '
incensed at this, ha3 cabled his gov
ernment for protection and has
asked that warships be sent with all
posslblo haste to protect Italian in
terests. Other foreigners, terror-stricken
by the outbreak of tho civil war
spirit, are fleoing to the consulates.
Mjfiy Americans havo taken refugo
In the U. 8. consulate at Teguci
galpa. I Tho uprisings followed the news
hore that Bonilla had succeoded iu
' gottlng arms and ammunition for au
army whloh ho intends to send
against the government forces. Ex
iled Hondurnns are on their way to
tholr own country to Join In ,the up
rising, it is stated, and tho situation
Is considered grave. ,
Although tho uprisings have been
without organizatio'n, thoy havo oc
curred In many cities and considera
ble damage has been done. Scores
of arrests have been made by ..the
authorities and tho Jails are already
crowded with tho loaders of the
revolutionary movement. With the
head of the revolution outside the
republic, however, the repressive
measures of tho government havo
had little effect and tho disorder has
continued unabated. The anger of
tho mobs have boon turned largely
against tho foreigners here and it If
reported that plantations owned by
foreigners havo been devastated and
that other property some of which It
Is said belohgs to Americans, has
WHOLE FAMILY BURNED
IN BIG TENEMENT FIRM
tTTNlTKD rtlERS UUSi WHtR.j ''
Hoboken, N. J., Aug. 4. Loul
Blazettl, his wife and two sons were
burned to death, and Oscar Alcez,
who inhaled flames, Is dying today a
a result of n spectacular fire In a
throe-story tenement house here.
Tho flro swept through tho gliding
so rnpldly that escape from the uo-.
por floors was cut off and n number
of porsons were taken doya(fldd6r9
from tho upper wjndows, Icoz, In
trying to reach tho ground1,' cllmbg.l
through a shoot of flame. The mem
bers of tho Blazettl family wero cut
oft from all escape and wero burned
to death In their roomB.
B. O. OIL COMPANY
IIAS $100,000 FIRE
'UNITED 1'KEBS IJUBCO WIH.l
Vancouver, B. 0 Aug. 4,. Fir,
which raged all night, dostroyed all
but tho tanks of tho British Colum
bia oil refinery at Port Moody, B. C
about 12 miles from this city, and
tied up tho Canadian Pacific main
lino and telegraph service until 10
o'clock this morning. The fire start-
od by tho bursting of an electno
light bulb carried by tho watchman,
and at ono time it looked as (t It
would spread to tho company's oil
tanks and cause a torrifia explosion.
Tho loss cannot yet bo estimated,
but it will be In the neighborhood of
OF APPLES ARE
Somo bsautlful Duchess of Oldon
burg apploa wero this morning
brought in tho Salom Board of
Trade office by Mr. John Minger, u
successful horticulturist of Fruit
land, and thoy aro attracting consid
erable attention among visitors.
This variety of npploa Is one of the
few that Is sucoawfully raised In th,a
cold northern states and they seem
to be grown here with equal success.
They resemble the Gravenatetn It
appearance, quality and ehamoter-leMeu.