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COVBRS THI MOHNIN9 FIILO ON Trtt LOW! ft COLUMBIA;
UaUtHttljrUlt. AtSOOIATIO Pftltt R IPO PIT
VOLUME LX1 NO. 15 8
Umatilla County in Grasp ot Fearful Storm Farms
Are Flooded and the Inhabitants
Take to the Hills.
PENDLETON THREATENED WITH INUNDATION
CREEKS OVERFLOW BANKS, WASHING AWAY HOUSES 0. R. & N.
BRIDGES ARE WASHED OUT LITTLE WALLA WALLA RIVER
CHANGES COURSE, RUNNING THROUGH STREETS
I'KNDl.KTnV, Ore.. May 20.-Cma-till
county tonight In thu ga t
the greatest flood in iU hltury. Frm
with their irnjm have Imu deserted ami
their owner forced to flee to the hilt.
All tailruad triifllc to the mt i at a
standstill, and many small town a
well Pendleton itself in threatened
with Inundation. 'Dip storm which
have life n racing in all thin section of
the state, fur the past thiityix hour
have nwolli'ii every stream in the conn
try. Early this forenoon advice were
received that the lrr McKay creek
hud flooded it" hank nnd tin farmer
along the stream hud tied to the hill.
By o o'clock thi evening the whole val
ley wa under water, several house
OBJECT TO JUDGE.
Trial of Moyer Haywood, and Pettibona
Begin Nothing Accomplished
CALDWELL, May 29.-Nothing was
accompliiihed today iu the Moyer, Hay
wood and Pettilione case beyond tub
mitting to Judge Smith the legal point
claimed by the l'roseeutor n a bar to
further proceeding at thi time. At
torney Richardson for the defense filed
two motion, one aking for a change of
venue accompanied by affidavit and the
other nuking that noma other judge be
call in. These motion were not made a
matter of oftlclal record and will not be
until the contention of the prosecution
that the state court ia prohibited taking
ncion in the ease pending t decision of
an appeal, to the supreme court of the
United State in the mutter of habeas
corpus proceeding. The statute states
that any proceeding of the state court
in such a case, pending the determina
tion of an appeal of that kind from the
district court, ahull be null and vail.
The affirmative action suggested for the
defense, was thnt they should dismiss
the nppenl from the circuit court and
rely on the writ of error from the state
supreme court. Judge Smith took the!
muter under advisement until Thursday. !
TACOMA CUSTOMS OFFICERS
SEIZE SMUGGLED OPIUM
TACOMA, May 20. Custom officials j
have located thirty-five pounds of
opium which was intended for shipment
to Tortland. Inspector" Ballinger ar
rested Joseph Breslin, a fireman on the
steamer Ramona, and found some of the
good concealed , on his person. It is
said that Breslin has confessed, and that
he stated the stuff waa to have been
sent to Portland today to be disposed of.
Cached beneath the flight of stairs lead-
i . IT
had Invn washed away and the resident
had escaped to the hill. Soon after
dinner, the bridge on tbe O. It. 1 X.
line In the Blue mountain began to
wash out and at 10 o'clock it was not
thought there wan a lingle one of the
many bridge acros Meacham creek
standing. The laat report received from
the Bingham Spring aiiminer resort
said that the water Mm riing rapidly
and Hie guest at tlir large hotel were
taking to the hill.
Nothing lin inc- lieen heard from
them. A telephone message from Milton
say the lit t lt Walla Walla river has
changed it rourac and most of it i
r mi ii inu down the miiiii street of the
PUGILIST KNOCKED OUT.
ST. I.OIIS. May 29.-On a lonely
inland iu the middle of the Mississippi
river, six miles above Alton, HI., liar
vey Itohiiison, son of John II. Robinson,
a Chicago attorney, and John Murphy, a
Cincinnati pugilist, fought a terrific fin
ish fight yesterday afternoon. The fight
was for $500 a side.
Itohiiison, not wishing to disclose hit
real identity, fought under the name of
.Jack Kelley, of Detroit. The fight was
the culmination of long-standing enmity
.lietween the men. The battle lasted live
rounds. Robinson won with a terrific
blow over the heart that sent his ad
versary to the ropes, over which he fell
backward nnd hung as if lifeless while
tho reforee slowly counted ten. Murphy,
after vigorous treatment, finally regain
The fight wan witnessed by only 25
spectators, who chartered a yacht at
Alton to carry them to the inland.
PERU, Iiul., May 20. The democratic
convention today endorsed Bryan u the
next Democratic candidate for Presi
ing from the cartrucks above the Flyer
dock, hidden in the high weeds, the
customs oflicials found thirty-five pounds
of opium which Breslin is believed to
have turned over to the officers. Two
stronger seen with Breslin just before
tho arrest have disappeared.
The lust seizure of opium was made
at Portland in 1004, by the local cus
toms officers, and in the aggregate the
value of tho seizure wns considerably
in excess of $0000.
CARPENTERS QUIT WORK.
NBW YORK, May 29.-In spite of the
order of Ute Greater New York District
Council of the Brotherhood of Carpent
er to the member of the Brotherhood
who went on strike May I. against mem
bera of the Matter Carpcntert' Aaaocia
tion of Manhattan, to abide by the de
cixion of Justice Gaynor an umpire of
thi'ir dispute, the men who have return
ed to work last week, quit work again
yesterday. The decision of Justice Ga)
nor wa that the present wage and
condition ahould continue until July
I. when the demand of the striken
should be arbitrated.
Iwi Harding of the Master Carp
entera Association wa asked lat even
ing what action would be taken by the
employers. He aaid that it wa too
on to predict, but that strong action
would have to be taken.
COAST LEAGUE SCORES.
At Seattle-Settle 0. Lot Angele 0.
At Portland-Portland 5, Oakland 1.
At Oakland- San Francisco 9. Fret
Engineer Stevens Does Not Feir
Revolution Will Harm
CANAL EQUIPMENT ARRIVING
All Working Utensels Are on Isthmus
and Congress Mutt Quickly
Decide on Type of
WASHINGTON. May 20. "Although
I have little time to look into the po
litical conditions in Panama, I don't
think there is danger of any serious
revolution on the Isthmus of Panama,"
Chief Engineer Stevens of the Isthmian
Canal Commission said today. "The
railway was not affected seriously by
the revolutionists on the isthmus and
even if there were to be an insurrec
tion, I do not think the canal zone
would be involved in tho disorder. Any
encounters would doubles be without
Speaking of tbe future of the canal
zone Stevens said:
"We have come to the parting of the
wavs and must know what sort of a
annl we are to build. Within three
months we will have the necessary
equipment to make the dirt fly. So far
practically all the digging done was for
the purpose of laying tracks and get-
ing ready to use the lurgo machinery
ipon it arrival. The plunt handling the
lirt is almost ready and a halt must lie
ulled until we know whether the canal
is to be the lock or seiv level type.
NAUGHTY DEMOCRATS. I
NASHVILLE. May 29. The state
democratic convention today was a con-
.tinuous row, free fights being numerous I
and the presence of the police was neces
sary at all times. It adjourned until
tomorrow without effecting a temporary
organization. The row was over the ap
pointment of a temporary chairman, two
juon eassaying to act in that capacity
.toduy. A peace committee was appoint
ed to come to some agreement during
the night in the matter.
RUMOR OF RESIGNATION.
PANAMA, May 20. It is persistently
.rumored here and throughout the canal
.one that Shonts has resigned the chair
manship of the canal commission.
INSURANCE RATES INCREASED. '
UlH AMiKLKS, May 2fl.-Local in
Durance manager have received notice
that lire insurance rates on buainets
block and on stocks of merchandise
have been increaed 25 pr cent all over
the coast by the board of fire under
writers of the Pacific. The new rate ap
plies only to the business district. It
is a part of the horizontal raise that has
been made by the Pacific board, pending
new adjustment of schedule. A sepa
rate circular abrogates the 20 per cent
reduction which wa made here last
April in insurance on dwellings. Los
Angeles still received a 40 per cent re
duction on tariff scales owing to aa
effective fire department. The. rate an
nounced today affect only new busi
ness. SCIO BURNS.
ALBANY, Ore.. May 29. A serious
fire in the business section of Scio, Ore
gon. this afternoon, resulted in a prop
erty loss of about 10.000. The insur
ance was light. Two volunteer firemen
were seriously injured during the con
COOS BAY ROAD
Unconfirmed Report that Harriman
Has Bought Line Into
PRICE PAID IS ONE MILLION
Line Will be Extended South Along Ore
gon Coast to California Line,
Meeting the Santa Fe
PORTLAND, May 20. An evening
paper says the Coos Bay, Roseburg &
Eastern Railroad from Myrtle Point to
Miirshfield ha been sold by Spreckles
of San Francisco to the Southern Pa
cific. It is said the price paid is ap
proximately $1,000,000 for the rairoad
and all its appurtenance, exclusive of
the coal properties owned by Spreckles.
It is said Harriman lias had an option
on the road for several months. A re
cent ruling of the supreme court that t
railroad maj; not acquire or own coal
mines is said to have hastened the
transfer of the road. The Spreckles
people will retain their valuable Beaver
Hill mines and other coal properties
owned by them at the head of Coos
Bay. It is understood the Southern Pa
cific will extend the road south to meet
the Santa Fe road at the California line
under an alleged agreement that the
Santa Fe will not build into Oregon and
the Southern Pacific, will not build into
California along the coast. Confirma
tion of the above cannot be obtained
here. General Manager J. P. O'Brien of
the Harriman system in Oregon states
he knows nothing of the consummation
of the deal if it has been put through.
MEIXCO CITY, May 29.-Major Cas
tello, comanding one detachment of
Guatemalan revolutionists after taking
the city of Ocos was forced to retreat
before superior forces. He has taken a
new base and will be rcenforced tonight
by several hundred fighting men. Gen
eral Barillas is steadily recruiting his
force and now has a fine body of picked
men. Resident Guatemalans here say the
whole country is ripe for the overthrow
SPANISH CAPITOL SCENE
OF BRILLIANT COLOR
Foreign Princes and Envoys Arrive in Madrid to
Attend Wedding of King Alphonso aud Princess I
Ena All Is Prepared.
KING AND BETROTHED
STREETS OF SPANISH CAPITOL LAST NIGHT PRESENTED SPEC
TACLE OF LURID COLOR AND INTENSE ACTIVITY RAIL
ROAD BRINGING THOUSANDS OF FOREIGNERS AND ,
PROVINCIALS INTO CITY.
MADRID, May 29. Preparations for
the marriage of King Alphonso and the
Princes Victoria, as the Princess Ena
of Battenberg is designated by the
Spanish people, is fast approaching cul
mination with the arrival of the foreign
princes and envoys, and the influx of
vast throngs and the final adornment of
the streets and buildings. A wonder
fully brilliant spectacle was afforded to
day by the arrival of the Prince of
Wale, tbe Archduke Francis Ferdinand
of Austria, and Princess Albrecht of
Prussia. The Grand Duke Vladimir of China Mr. Wang Ta Lieh, ambus
Russia, Crown Prince Constantine of dor in London.
Greece, Prince Albert Leopold of Bel- j Argentine Sr. Saenz Pena, witk see-
gium, rnnee fcugene ot isweuen, ana
others of royal birth. Tonight King Al
phonso and his guests witnessed a per
formance in the Pardo Theatre, one
quaint feature of which was a tableau
and a Spanish marriage. The streets to -
night are a spectacle of lurid color and
intense activity. The railway trains are
.bringing in thousands of foreigners and
The foreign embassies specially sent
jn honor of King Alphonso's marriage
are as follows:
. Urtited Sfiatee Mr. Frederick W.
Whitridge with several secretaries and
army and navy attaches.
. England The Prince and Princess of
Wales; Princess Beatrice of Batten-
berg with her sons; Princess Louis of
Ikttenberg; Princess of Teck and her
husband; Princess Frederiea of Han
nover and her consort; the Duchess of
Edinburgh and her daughter; the Coun
tess of Erbach and her daughter.
Austria The Archduke Francis Fer
dinand, prince hereditary; the Archduke
Frederic, with the Princess and two
daughters; the Archduke Eugene,
Germany Prince Albrecht of Prus
sia, regent of Brunswic, with his son,
and a suite of nine adjutants,
Russia The Grand Duke Michael.
Italy The Duke of Genoa.
Portugal The Duke of Braganza,
Greece The Duke of Sparta, prince
UNCLE JOE CHUCKLES
AT FRIENDS DISCOMFITURE
WASHINGTON, May 29 The after
math of yesterday's filibustering ending
with the arrest and hailing before the
house of & number of the members in
order to complete a quorum came in the
house of representatives today on a
motion to approve the journal. A num
ber of those arrested were in a savage
mood and questioned the right of the
Bpeaker to direct the issuance of the
writ of arrest. The speaker sat most
PRICE FIVE CENTS
ATTEND PARD0 THEATRE
Belgium The Prince Albert Leopold,
Holland The General Du Monceao,
chief of the Military House of the
Queen, Tonkkeer Van Oeen. Tonkheer
Roel and adjutants.
Monaco Tbe Prince of Monaco.
Siam A Royal Prince.
Morocco The Governor of Teherta.
Sidi Kaddor el Ghari. with a numerou
Japan Mr. Kato, minister plenipo-
, tentiary in Belgium.
Peru Sr. Osma, minister plenipoten
tiary. Chili Sr. Agustin Edwards with sec-
i retaries and attaches.
1 Uruguay Sr. Daniel Munoz, minis-
ter plenipotentiary in Buenos Ayres.
Mexico Sr. Limantour, minister of
Norway Baron de Wedel Ttxlsberg.
the new minister plenipotentiary tt
Salvador Sr. Mathieu, charge d'af
faires at Paris, and Sr. Perez Triana,
charge d'affaires tt Madrid.
France General Dalstein, commander
of the sixth army corps, and M. Palio
logue, minister plenipotentiary, accom
panied by & numerous suite of military;
and naval aides.
Persia General Isaac Khan, formerly
of Washington, now Persian minister tt
Guatemala Senor Jose Carerrt, min
ister tt Madrid.
FIGHT IS POSTPONED.
PHILADELPHIA, May 29. The 20
round fight between Bob Fitzsimmons
and Tommy Burns was postponed until
next Wednesday as the result of the
declaration of Governor Penny packer
that the fight could not take place. The
managers of the club will institute legal
proceedings with a view of having the
fight take place next week.
immovable during the discussion now tnd
then indulging in a quiet chuckle over
the discomfiture of his friends and final
ly to make an argument by declaring
that "The gentleman had been legally
arrested " There was no lack of
quorum today while the house had un
der consideration the diplomatic tnd
consular bills. After completing most
of the bill, the house tt 5 o'clock ad
journed until noon on Thursday.