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DAILY EVENING EDITION
tP J 5c A WEEK.
Eastern Oregon Weatfcet
This afternoon and tonight,
threatening, with probably light
showers; Wednesday partly
PEXDLEIW, UMATILLA COUNTY, OHEGO, TUESDAV, MAT 20." 1902.
1 IDE FREE
The Washington Governmen
Announces to the Powers
TAKES HER RIGHTFUL PLACE
tlmmas tstracia rdiinct nxyxi
President and with Cuban Con.
gress Assumes the Reign of Self
Government in the Islands.
Washington, May 20 The follow-
in. tho nflicial notification sent
by the state department today to the
mhaacaflnrB and ministers of. the
United States all over the world an
nouncing the independence of Cuba:
"Am directed by me president to
inform you that the military occupa-
tion of tfee island of Cuba oy the
United States has this day ceasea
and that an independent government
republican in form, has been inaugu
rated under the presidency of
Thomas Estrada Palma. You are in
structed to convey this information
through the appropriate channels to
the government to which you are
Cuba Takes Place Among Nations.
Havana, Cuba, May 20. The new
Cuban republic was ushered in with
fitting ceremonies today. It was a
fete day throughout the island, a day
to which every patriotic man, wo
man and child has been looking for-
nam diucu uiuuuta recuueuiiuii Liie
AHV nf PllVinTl t'r- ,1 n tvi t Yin nniM
iiik oi cannnn nni t 10 ninvific nr
bands, the disehartrfi nf fireworks
nonnlfl'n ilnl!rvl-i T 1.1JJ..
everywuere uusiness was almost
entirely suspended while the people
6 e meniseives un tn tho full en-
joyment of the occasion. The Cu-
w " ' V T II llUl G UIOLUT DU.
vjv uluilc-ij' it'ss ni evuienco was tne
tuna ami BiriJIeS,
At an early hour people besan to
emuie auout the palace where the
ceremonies oL the day the transfer
flf ftin ltr.,,l i
officials of the republic were held.
True republican simplicity marked
The ln.iv. l.l a .. .
v iaimuiimg oi tne latest-born
among the famiiv
PPrPTrlnnlnrt n .
.v,o "uvuiLiieiess were ex-
frcmn ir I . . .
i . . i,,w'u, j. iic null iu
"uitn me ceremonies were held was
crowns win, m. . . .
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----- ..mo uuuurai wonn. r.ho rn.
.. w '.uui ill in i j i ii n rt fi
. vim .ii'iiiii' i ii iiiYirm hiat.nfiM
Dl r wiiittO Uduuun
u uuier OlllCia S Of t.hn nmv in.
eu np .
General Wnn,i mo.i - -ui
ujh nTat.i.1 a -
. wll HUU concress; tfmt tnin
Wines t -' 'buiusu ua
iMn.ii:,... uuaKe tne grave re-
thatthoT 0E government, and
K.r or -the Inception of its
In the name ot
he charged It
throughout tho Island was -lnwerrri
and the Cuban flag raised over the
palace and Moro Castle. As the
American flag was lowered the war
ships in the harbor and the Cuban
revenue cutters fired a salute of 45
guns As the Cuban flag was raised
another salute was fired, this time 21
guns. The raising of the flag was a
signal for cheering by 10,000 people
packed in the park fronting the pal
ace and In tho streets adjacent.
reparations for tho transfer of
authority ana the inauguration of
President Palma began early. Before
sunrise thousand,! had gathered in
the vicinity of the palace and along
the route over which Palma and his
escort would pass to the government
buildings. At the appointed time
.president Palma, accompanied by
General Gomez and members of the
new cabinet, escorted by the recently
organized Cuban artillery, war vet
erans and political and civic organi
zations proceeded to the palace.
Throngs of people along the route
were so dense that the procession
was frequently stopped, the enthusi
asm being so intense that every step
was marked by cheers. Arriving at
the palace, the president was con
ducted to the main hall, where he
was received by Governor Wood.
After greetings, the ceremonies of
handing over the government to Cu
ba took place. General Wood, in re
linquishing the reins of government
to President Palma, assured the Cu
bans of the sympathy and support of
the United States and said the future
of the new republic would be watch
ed by the government at Washington
with loving interest. President Pal
ma replied, thankinc tho Americ.iTi
for the glorious work they had done
for Cuba and assuring all Americans
of the everlasting gratitude of the
Cuban people. All of the American
troops in Cuba, except eight batter
ies of artillery, accompany General
Wood to the United States.
At the termination of the oath tak
ing ceremony General Wood and Gen
eral Gomez mounted to the ton of
the palace, where Wood hauled down
the- American flag and, aided by Go
mez, hoisted the Cuban flag. Before
President Palma took the oath. Gen
eral Wood read a dispatch from Pres
ident Roosevelt to. President Palma
and the congress of the Cuban repub
lic, expressing sincere friendship and
the good wisl of the United States
and earnest hopes for the stability
and success of the Cuban govern
HE IS EISIIE! I EE
Harriman Says the Road from
Riparia to Lewiston Will: Be
Built at once, j
'lO BE USED JOINTLY -
BY BOTH ROADS
AGAINST MEAT PACKERS
ISSUED IN CHICAGO.
!ea had arrived
u. united Stnt..c
tie Pari 7 bn!acance of the terms of
.1 S treaty, and oallnrt n n
lle , a fa"bful compliance to
stipulations of the Piatt amend-
rr"B ot nlrtiKoif
ne askprt r U1B companions.
fc Kea General WnnA i
ltude ieratales of th0 Oman's
ii... ' ue for the fnifli-mo . .!
"ires nnrt r - ui uiuir
1bmB t0 bS "
tt CubaSrl5 ceren"onIes concluded
kb n forcE6Tn!?ent waa
and flag ra!sea over
Pobllciy l.ee of authority
through Smed- The churc
tons celew? avana were rune
,olea ffii'011 of tfae event and a
S ,ta. went0!?01'111 Wood wlta
i'yn whirl, ab0i-ard th0 cru,se
Cnba ?Uban F,9 Rld.
on ,aat is free. Prnmr
M di" W the American fomu
free. Promptly at
th 2S.eiJd by Governor
pnfl?d Int0 the hands of
tnimv P.a,m. simultaneously
ry American flag
Lawyers for the Combine Maintain
ihe Right of Their Clients to Con
duct Business as They Deem Best
to Their Interests.
Chicago, May 20. A temporary in
unction, restraining the meat pad
ers from further violation of the
Sherman anti-trust law, was granted
n the United States district court
this afternoon. As soon as the court
opened the defense announced it
would demand a change in the bill
concerning the right of the packers
to conduct a uniform credit system,
maintaining It was a private right.
The government contends it was not
a private right, inasmuch as It gave
tho packers an opportunity to dla
criminate In favor of certain custom'
ers, thereby restrainng trade.
PUBLIC BUILDING BILL.
Money for Government Buildings for
Big Towns in the Pacific North-
Washington, ay 20. The omnibus
public building bill, as reported to
the senate today, carries approprla
tlons of over $3,000,000 more than as
the bill passed the house. The sen
ate increased the appropriations iu
the following cases. San Francisco,
?i,uuu,wu; Jbofl Angeles, $500,000;
Portland, $260,000; Seattle, $200,000;
Tacoma, $100,000, and Spokane, $100,-000.
Yukon River Open.
Seattle, May 20. A Dawson spec
ial says Yukon navigation opened
Sunday morning, nine steamers ar
riving from winter quarters on Stew
art river. The steamer Sarah, tho
finest one on the river, was nearly
destroyed by -fire from a spark on the
way down. The other boats aided In
saving the vessel, after a part of her
was burned away.
Battle of Flowers.
Madrid, May 20. King Alfonso to
day witnessed the battle of flowers
that raged all over the city. Fully
250,000 people participated in the
General Strike Ordered In Portland
Unless Planing Mill Proprietors
Come to Time Today; Grain Ton
nage In Portland; Woolen Mill
Strike at Oregon City Settled.
Portland, May 20. E. H. Harriman
was banquetted last night by the
chamber of commerce. He mado no
statement as to what his roads
would do for Oregon and the north!
west, except to announce that he and
President Mellen of the Northern !
Pacific would build the Riparia-Lew-iston
road and use it jointly. Con
struction work is to be commenced
soon. President Mellen also spoke
briefly. Mr. Harriman went to As
toria today by boat, returning by
train to this city where he will re
main several days.
General Strike in Portland.
The federated building trades last
night ordered a general strike for
tomorrow morning unless the plan
ing mill proprietors recognize the de
mands of the wood workers' union to
day. There is very little chance, or
a settlement of the strike and it
will involve at least two thousdncf
men and tie up the building opera
tions in this city completely
Grain Tonnage in Portland.
The grain tonnage in this port is
12,000. Several carloads of grain
mostly form the Palouse country and
Walla Walla county, arrive here
daily. It is believed the season's
shipment to Portland will bo DO,
Woolen Mill Strike Ended.
Oregon City, May 20. The strike,
in the woolen mills here Is settled,
the proprietors granting a 13 pei
cent increase in wages. A jollifica
tion was held last night, there being
a street parade and speeches by.
The Strike Order Issued.
Secretary Lawton, of tho Building
Trades Council, has issued an order
today calling out all union men as
follows: "Carpenters, lathers, plas
terers, bricklayers, painters, tinners,
electricians, bridge and structural
iron workers, hod-carriers, concrete
and sand men, fuel teamsters, shingl-
ers and glaziers. An attempt will be
made to prevent a strike but there
are no indications of its success.
SHOWER OF STONES
People Scared Out of Their
Wits, But Are Reassured
and Return Home,
HELPING THE PEOPLE IN
STRICKEN ST. VINCENT.
Grand Rapids, Mich., May 20.
Tho republican state central com
mittee, at the call of Chairman Die
kema, Is in session here today to
arrange for the state convention to
nominate candidates for governor
and other state officers to bo chosen
at the next election. It seems to be
understood that the convention will
be held in Detroit this year and it is
probable that an early date will bo
chosen. An early convention will be
an advantage to Governor Bliss and
his followers, so it is regarded, as it
will lessen the time for tho opposing
faction to gather recruits.
South Carolina Club Women.
Spartanburg, S. C, May 20.
Scores of delegates and other visit
ors have arrived for the annual meet
lng of the State Federation of Wo
men's clubs, which is to be in ses
sion here during the remainder of
the week. Tonight there will be a
reception and musical in honor of
the visitors at Converse College and
the regular convention program will
begin tomorrow. Tho local women's
clubs have provided handsome en
tertalnment for the visitors.
Washington, May 20. The follow
ing nominations were sent to the sen
ate this morning: Julius Jacobs, to
be assistant treasurer of the United
States at San Francisco; John J.
Coyle, of Pennsylvania, to be assls
tant agent at Salmon fisheries, Alas
The Loss of Life From the Cyclone
in Texas The Tennessee Mine
Horror Worse Than Reported, the
Dead Numbering More Than 200.
Fort do Franco, May 20. Tho en
tire population of 'Lorraine was
frightened Sunday by a shower of
stones, which ceased Monday. Poo
pie now appear reassured,1. Mount
Pelee is still active. Cinders con
tinue to come from tho mountain.
Conditions on St. Vincents.
London, May 20. The following
dispatch, dated at St. Vincent, was
received from tho governor of Wind
ward Islands today by tho colonial
onice: "All immediate wants are
now supplied. The question of reset
tlement of the people is now under
consideration. One new township is
settled up to present. In my station
50,000 will enablo us to support all
sufferers for the next six months and
rehouse them in new localities. Tho
suffering of the wounded from burns
is very terrible. Six deaths have oc
curred In tho hospital."
Loss of Life In Texas.
Goliad, Texas, May 20.-rrhe latest
estimate of the loss of Hfo ui Sun
day's cyclone Is .123. A number ot
the Injured will die.
The Tennessee Mine Horror.
Coal Creek, Tenn., May 20. A
hundred bodies have been taken from
the FratervlIIe mine this morning,
and tho rescue party is still at work.
It is believed 350 additional corpses
are In the mine. Business of all
kinds throughout the surrounding
country is suspended as the result ot
the disaster, tho cause of which ib
still a deep mystery.
A Stream of Mud.
Fort de France, May 20. Basso-
point, one of tho towns on tho north
west coast of Martinique Island,
which sfTored seriously from the
ontpt'o.' h Mount 1'elce, this morn
ing wins tin : '. -.ted by n stream of
mud and a srorc of houses were
swept, away. No loss of life occurred
as alt of tin- '.'habitants left the
place several ;""us ngo.
NEW YORK MARKET.
Reported by I. L. Ray & Co., Pendlc-
ton, Chicago Board of Trade and
New York Stock Exchange Brokers.
Now York, May 20. Tho grain
markets wore very stendy today nnd
tho coarse grams show nearly a cent
advance. The weather conditions
wheat as being low in view of the
are generally unseasonable and prl
mary receipts nro light. Conserva
tive people consider present prices of
rapidly decreasing stocks. Closing
prices about the same as yesterday.
Closed yesterday, S0.
Opened today, S0.
Rango today, -SO &g SO K.
Closed today, S0.
St. Paul, l()fi',6.
Union Pneiilc. 104M.
President Will Attend.
Now York, May 2u. At tho gront
mass meeting in Carneglo hall to
night in celebration of tho centen
nial of Presbyterian homo mission
effort, tho speakers include Presi
dent Roosevelt and othor men of
world wide fame. Tho meeting
marks tho culmination of tho homo
mission celebration which haa
formed an Important foaturo of the
Presbyterian general- assembly In
session at tho Fifth Avenue Presby
Death of Justice Beach.
Now York, May 20. Justico Miles
Beach, of the supremo court of the
state of Now York, died at hla apart-
monts in the Waldorf-Astoria. Ills
fatal Illness .wai reported as diabo
tis. Justice Bench recently under
went an operation for the removal of
a carbuncle. Ho was born in lfi-10,
studied law at Troy, whero ho later
was mayor. After n term on tho com.
mon pleas bench, ho was elected a
supremo court judge.
Attacked the Capital.
Capo Town, May 20. A party of
150 Boers attacked Aberdeen, the
capital of Capo Colony, Sunday, but
wore driven off. Commandant Van
Pcordon wns killed.
Millions of Gallons of Water
Rush Down the Mountain
BUT NO LOSS OF LIFE.
Most Terrific Rainstorm Ever Known
Rages in Ohio and Kentucky, Do
ing Great Damage Several Lives
Lost In the Flood of Water.
Connelsvlllo, I'n., May 20. A cloud
burst caused tho breaking ot tho big
Breakneck reservoir dam In tho
mountains, four miles from horo, this
morning. Tho torrent from tho five
million gallon lako rtishod down tho
Wlilto Run valloy to tho Youghlo
ghony river. Houses woro torn from
their foundations nnd whirled nlong
with tho torrent. Stock perished In
tho Hoods nnd flolds wore washod out
and crops ruined. Tho damage Is es
timated at ?200,000. ,Many pcoplo
had thrilling escapos hut no casual
ties uro reported.
Cincinnati, May 20. rrho most ter
rific rain storm over known horo rag
ed shortly boforo noon today. Wil
low run, near Covington, Ky., roso
almost in an Instant and washod the
foundation from under a house which
wns wrecked, Mrs. George Flolsch
man and child aro dead nnd It Is
feared others are In tho dobrls.
Four More Lives Lost.
Four additional deaths nro report
ed this afternoon from tho various
sections of tho Hooded district.
Standard Oil Company Buys.
San Francisco, Mny 20. Papers
woro signed today transferring to the
Standard Oil Company tho entire oil
plant and ImibIiiosh, Including docks.
tanks and vessels horo and at Sonttlo.
of tho Arctic Oil Company, tho only
competitor in lllumlnntlng oils on the
coast, giving tho Standard an abso
lute monopoly of tho coast business.
Working uniformly and perfectly, it makes the bread
and cake always light and beautiful, and there is never a
waste of good flour, sugar, butter and eggs.
Finer food; saving of money; saving of the health of
the family: the, last is the greatest economy of all.
The "Royal Baker and Pastry Cook" over
too practical and valuable cooking receipts
free to every patron. Send full address.
Some baking powder makers claim their powders
are cheaper. They can be cheaper only if made
from cheaper materials. To cheapen the cost of
an article of food at the expense of its healthfuliiess,
as is done in alum baking powders, Is a crims.
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