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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COXTNTV, OKEMON, WHDKSDAY, 11, IDOL'.
NO. 1 157
Government Construction of
Pacific Cable Under Discus
sion in the House.
PANAMA CANAL ROUTE.
eet Sugar Men Are Jubilant Over
the Revelations of Man Who Says
i Investigations Are Liable to Be
Made Into Woods' andling of Gov-
Washington, June 11. The senate
bday passed by a unanimous vote the
ouse bill authorizing the granting of
ssports to citizens of Forto Rico
nd the Philippines.
The house took up the Corliss hill
pr the construction of the Pacific
fiblo by the government. Richard
bn opposed it, favoring the Commer-
al Cable Company, which asks no
The house committee on rules de-
Ided to take up the Philippines civil
overnmcnt bill on the 18th and con-
lude the debate on the 25th.
In the senate this afternoon, Fair-
Miks spoke in favor of the Panama
pute, when the Isthmian bill was
Iken up. He said he was confident
lat perfect title could be obtained
Beet sugar men in the senate are
luch "elated over revelations made
F. H. Thurber, president of the
latcs Export Association, before the
knate committee on relations with
uba, that he had been employed by
le Cuban military government tc
isist in the work of preparing a tar-
for the islands.
lAt the expense of the government
had circulated many documents,
testified. Beet men talk of start-
an investigation of the way in
hick Wood spent the insular funds
oposing a' suspension of the recip
city hill till the inquiry is made.
No Pacific Cable.
Washington, June 11. In the house
to this afternoon the Corliss bill
THE COAL STRIKE.
Bmpromise Is Now Entirely Out of
Pilkesbarre, Pa., June 11. Mitch-
resumed charge of the miners'
adquarters here this morning. He
disappointed over the unsuccessful
Itempt at intervention by Wright,
(t aot discouraged over the Bitua
pn. Compromise, however, he de
ft, is out of the question.
No Freight Moving.
Ifceeland, June 11. No freight Is
moved over the Delaware. Sus-
Nhanna & Schuylkill railroad today
1 result of the turnlnir hack of a
la crow by the strikers this morn-
Railroad employes attempted to
lote a train loaded with supplies for
r non-union miners, but were not
Fimmea to do so by the strikers.
Aiken Imperial Potentate.
San Franrl Ron Tiinn 1 1 Tho Im.
council of Mystic Shrlners to-
elected Honrv C. Aiken nf Dm.
k l , . . "
"ieriai potentate. All the other
were were promoted- to the next
ntl posltIn. Frank C. Roundy
PennvDacker is Raf
HarriEburg, Pa., June 11. The re-
k .r . late convention was called
aere this morning. Senator
annenra n i, i i
,a - i uo iu iuii uuuirui
to rn nora!natlon of Pennypacker
o-'uur seems certain.
fcJ2?,??t2n. June 11. Minister
litnt if Aek'Di cables an announce-
Muei TiL Powers have agreed to
aaded 7 ttinunt or indemnity do
I, "um vnina. by about $10,000,.
Uncle ca(V,i , . .
Lon,u ruppet Arrives.
London. .Tnn . ..
rero Tr wnuejaw Keia
Dy the king this after-
fP. Delr. e "-Commandant
vvorst Storms in Years Raging in
Peidn, 111., Juno 11. In a cyclone
that passed over this section last
night three were killed at the King
ston mines and two fatally injured
Great damage was done the corn
Seven at Peoria.
Peoria, June 11. The worst storm
in 50 years raged here for four hours
last night and this morning. Seven
lives are known to bo lost and untold
damage done. The wires are down in
Three Women Killed.
Bloomlngton, June 11. At Morna,
Uhree women were killed In the storm
and about 20 injured.
HARRIMAN IS IT.
Goes in as President of Central Pa
Salt Lake, June 11. A meeting of
the Central Pacific directors this
afternoon elected the following offic
ers: E. II. Harriman, president;
Charles H. Tweed, vice-president; N.
T. Smith, San Francisco, treasurer;
J. L. Willcutt, San Francisco, secre
tary; D. R. Gray, Salt Lake, assist
Grand Army of Vermont.
Montplelier, Vt, June 11. Mout
pelier is gayly decorated in honor of
the Grand Army veterans of Ver
mont, whose thirty-fifth annual en
campment is in session here. The,
formal opening took place In the
Blanchard opera house, with Depart
ment Commander Lucia presiding.
simultaneously the Women's Relief
Corps began its annual meeting in
the church of the Messiah. A big
camp fire takes place tonight and the
business of the encampment will be
continued and concluded tomorrow
Many Graduates at Columbia.
"New York, June 11. The one hun
dred and forty-eighth commencement
of Columbia University was held to
day. The exercises took place this
morning in the university gymna
sium, which was thronged with stu
dents, alumni and friends of the in
stltution. The number of graduates
established a new record, no fewer
than 700 degrees and diplomas being
Husband in a Cage.
Paducah, Ky., June 11. Imprison
ed in a wooden cage to prevent him
from doing himself or anyone else
bodily harm, J. W. Pike, of Ohio
county, Ky., with his wife and six
children in a covered wagon are trav
eling to the Choctaw nation. Pike
received a wound through the head
in the civil war that rendered him
liable to violent convulsions and dur
ing these spells ho is dangerous
Seven years ago he went blind. They
expect to reach the Indian territory
Northwestern Iowa Veterans.
Correctlonville, la., June 11. The
annual encampment of the North
western Iowa Veterans' association
opened here today under favorable
conditions. About BOO veterans and
3000 other visitors are in attendance.
A good program of speeches has been
arranged for the three days the en
campment will be in session.
Lumber for Africa.
Tacoma, June 11. Immense ship
ments of fir lumber to South Africa
are being resumed following the com
ing of peace. That market has been
closed for three years. The Russian
bark Ocean, began loading the first
New Orleans, June 11. The feder
al grand jury which has been lnestl
gating the alleged beef trust, was dis
charged at noon. No Indictment was
returned, as they were unable to get
the Information desired from wit
Sldl All Dead.
Tunis, Africa, June 11. Sldl All
Bey, of Tunis, died this morning.
The Vote of Lane County.
W. W. Withers, democrat, was
elected sheriff of Lane county by a
plurality of C21 votes. He was the
only democratic candidate who car
ried the county, the pluralities of the
rfiiiubllcan candidates ranging from
2C0 for governor, to 1010 for supreme
judge, 1106 for B. U. Lee, county
clerk, and 1157 for C. M. Collier, coun
ty surveyor. The Initiative and ref
erendum received 3130 in favor and
309 against All over the state the
voto against the measure was about
10 per cent,
Tracy and Merrill Brought to Bay in a Clump of Brush About
Two Miles From Gervais, Oregon, and Thoir
Capture is Hourly Expected.
Gervlas, June 11. Convicts Harry
Tracy and Dave Morrill nro now sur-
i rounded in the brush near here. At
4 o'clock the escapes held up August
King, a wood chopper, compelling
him to prepare their breakfast. On
getting track of the men this morn
ing the posse called for more help and
is now throwing u cordon around the
woods. Bloodhounds are out and will
probably locnte the men whoso cap
ture Is hourly expected.
Posse After Cyclists.
Salem, June 11. The escaped con
victs are believed to bo located in a
tract of 200 acres of timber near
Gervias. Two companies of national
guards, one from Salem and one from I
Woodburn, .are ordered to the scene
to assist in their capture. They will
arrive at 2 o'clock and aid the sher
iff in surrounding the bush. A posse i
of citizens and city officers from here
is also at the scene. The fugitives
may have escaped, as two men were
seen at Aurora, 10 miles distant, nt
11 o'clock, who answer their descrip
tion. A posse is in pursuit of this
As Heerd at Portland.
Portland, Juno 11. A telephone
from the Journal correspondent at
Gervias reports that the posse is still
in the brush two miles from Gervias.
The dogs traced the men from King's
cabin to a point so closo to the csv
capes that the tracker feared they
might kill the dogs, and reinforce
ments were called for. The brush
"grove is surrounded aud militia from
Woodburn and Salem are expected
momentarily. Both companies have
been ordered by Governor Geer, to
At 11 o'clock a report from Aurora,
a few miles from Gervais, says two
men answering the description of the
escapes came through there on
wheels, going toward Boono's Ferry.
It may be possible' that they have es
caped the posse.
A Brave Bunch.
Portland, June 13. The posse saw
the fugitive convicts In a wheat field
at 3 p. m. They were only 40 yards
away, but the posse did not make an
attack. The capture of the men Is
only a question of a few hours.
The Break of 1803.
The Tracy and Merrill escape calls
BLOODHOUNDS ON TRAIL.
This Announcement Brings Up Vis
ions of Slavery Days.
The announcement that blood
hounds aro on the trail of Tracey
and Merrll, the two escaped Salem
convicts, raises In many minds vis
Ions of the fierce and bloodthirsty
beasts tracking their victims through
swamps and marshes and finally run
ning them to earth and perhaps tear
ing them to pieces before those In
charge of tho dogs can Interfere.
This idea of the ferocity of the
bloodhound has been promulgated
through tho fierce appearance of tho
animals which havo been seen all
over the United States with traveling
"Uncle Tom's Cabin" companies, but
In reality tho bloodhound Is as harm
less and peaceful as any other spo
cles of pet dog. Tho real bloodhound
Is very far from tho ferocious creature
which playB so prominent a part in
tho dramatization of Harriet Beecher
Stowe's great book. Instead of be
ing a massive creature of terrible as
pect, the bloodhound Is a rather un
dersized hound with long drooping
ears and a most benign and pleasant
countenance, it is miia tempereu,
onlv becoming ferocious after long
confinement, ami the reason It Is
used In tho tracking of criminals is
because o fa peculiar faculty It has of
finding and following tho scent of a
human helntr. and the ferocious sound
of its bay while on the trail. When
the bloodhound in action gives tongue
It is a sound sufficiently ferocious to
Hr(kr Isrrnr in nnv but the bravest.
especially when the person hearing It
knows that tho Jiounds are on Ins
trail: and their use in the old slave
days was more as a bug-a-boo to pre
vent the attempted escape of slaves'
tlmn for nnv rent valuo outside their)
tracking qualities. Slaves were torn
to pieces by dogs during tno times
iiAfnrn the war. but It was not by
bloodhounds, but by other doge which
followed the lead of tho nounas uniu
they caught up with their victims.
to mind tho tragic break at tho Sa
lem penitentiary In lSSIt, at which
time 14 desporato men made a deter
mined attempt to do exactly what
Tracy and Merrill succeeded in doing
Nino of the men did get over thr
wall and evade tho guards for a con
sidernblp time. Five of the would-bo
cscapers, however, wore stopped by
the steady shooting of Gilford Still
well, then one of the prison guards,
but now employed at a livery stable
Single handed ho killed four of tho j
desperate men and wounded another '
so severely that he was unnblo to
get away, at the same time making a
brilliant reputation for hlmsoli lor
lis b.'.ivcry and remarkablo marks
Seen by a reporter of tho Astorlau
Mr. Stillwoll did not care to discuss
the escapado in which ho plnyed sc
prominent a pnrt, but oxprossod tho
opinion that the guns used by tho
prisoners had been taken over tho
walls by accomplices.
Another party in Astoria who was
present nt tho time of tho 18S3 escape
said thnt the plan used nt that tunc
by the prisoners was ordinarily a'
sale one. They seized tho superin
tendent of the prison nnd drew a
knife on him and hold it over him
stating to tho guards that If thoy shot
they wolud kill tho superintendent
holding it near his throat. Tho super
intendent shouted to the guards not to
shoot. But n3 the 14 prisoners clus
tered about the superintendent and
passed under tho wall where Still
well was standing, ho fired from
above, killing two of them in their
tracks. Thoy thon escaped to cover
just behind a brick wall, Btill holding
on to tho superintendent. Stillwoll
began firing In lino with tho guard
placing three bullets on top of each
other in tho wall nt a dlstnnco of 30
yards and following It up with tho
fourth shot, tho bullet crushed
through tho opening mudo by the
other bullets aud paused thruigh the
shoulders of a convict, 'killing him
The 10 remaining prisoners thur
scattered and made a break for lib
erty. One was shot through tho arm
before they reached a cluster of trees
and here they dodged among tho troos
but when over 300 yards away an
other showed himself and Stillwoll
wounded him mortally and ho after
LYNCH ON TRIAL.
When Arraigned Today He Had No
Plea to Make.
London, June 11. In tho cornmont
this afternoon tho Irish momhers
raised tho question of Lynch's arrest
In reply to a querry us to whethor
Lynch did not huvc tho samo right
of surrender as tho othor burghors
Government Leader Balfour replied;
"Ho Is not a burgher."
Lynch was arraigned at tho Bow
street court this morning and did not
reply to the charge against him. Ask
ed if he had any statement to make
ho replied nervously: "No, sir."
Wedding of Miss 8lgsbee,
Washington, D. C, Juno 11. Ulan
orate arrangements havo been com
pleted for the wedding of Miss Jithel
Slgshee, daughter of Captain and
Mrs, Charles Dwlght Slgsbeo ,to Ro
bert Toombs Small, Tho ceremony
takes place this ovcnlng In tho
church of the Now Jerusalem, and
will bo ono of tho notable ovontH of
tho social season.
The brldo to bo is a beauty and tho
only unmarried daughter of tho man
who commanded the lll-futcd Maine
Mr. frmill Is a son of Uvangellst Sam
Small, and is engaged In nowspapor
work In the capital.
A. O. U. W. Petitions.
Portland, Juno 11. At today's bob.
slon of tho supremo lodgo, A. O. U
W., a petition was presented by tho
subordinate lodges, of Wyoming, to
glvo that state a scparato Jurisdiction'
omitting Idaho and Utah, They pe
titioned also to glvo $500 benefit cer
Modern Woodmen arp requested to
meet at tbo Owl Tea Houso this eve
ning at 8 o'clock to arrange for the
funeral of Neighbor Leo Bggerth.
GEO. A. HAMBLEN",
NEW YuRK MARKET.
Reported by I. L, Ray & Co., Pendle.
ton, Chicago Board of Trade and
Now York Stock Exchange Brokers.'
New York. Juno 11. The wheat
market opened a hAlf cent higher!
thla morning on the publication o( the
government report, which ahowetl thoj
winter wheat condition' "points low-j
or than a mouth ago, whereas the
trade exported an Improvement. Uv
erpool closed Vi higher, 5 IOVl
New York opened 78 M and closed 78.
Chicago opened 71.
Closed yesterday, 77.
Opened todny, "Sty.
linage today, 7S0t7S!Hi.
Closed today, 78.
St. Paul. 171
Union Pacific, 105ty.
Wheat In San Francisco,
tan Kranelsco, Juno 11. Wheat
Wheat In Chicago. v
Chicago, Juno tl. Wheat 71 TACT
Wheat In Portland.
Portland, Juno 1 1. Wheat Wnllu
Walla, Otic; bluesttun, G7o; valley
r7V4c; Tacoma, title.
Negro Boys Murdered.
Charlotte, N. C, June II. Two nu
gro boys, aged 13 and 1(5 yours, wore
lynched near hero this morning for
the murder of a young whlto woman.
Kruger Still Guessing.
The Hague, Juno 11. Kruger hns
not yet decided on IIh plans for the
future, and at present ho Is simply
relying on tho wishes of his family.
BARRED FROM MAILS.
Souvenir Picture Postal Cards Are
Too Much of a Graft.
It la announced from tho federal
department at Washington, I). O.
that all souvenir poBtnl cards will bo
barred from tho malls after August
This order has heon mado because
tho general public havo taken too
much liberty slnco tho issuance of
these souvenirs was mado legal nnd
havo used them promiHrously for ad
vertising purposo.-,. Theso cards
were only devised a few years ago
hut slnco that time their growth has
been phenomenal. Tho govornmon
sanctioned their use nt first hut tho
lionds of reason havo boon over
stepped by advertisers and liiBtond of
only finding small pictures of iiiouti
tains, clues, buildings and scenic
vIowb on one corner of tho enrds, as
was tho orlginnl intention, many are
In the malls which are covored with
gorgeous advertisements of "Pr. 's
Cure All," and ninny tlmos tho cards
aro so nearly covered up with theso
things that thoro Is scarcely room
for tho nddress, This Is too much for
Undo Sam anil ho has now wisely an
nounced that thoy must go,
A portion of tho ordor being Bonl
out by tho postofllco dopnrtmont
"This order, however, does not au
thorize tho acceptance of such cards
when tho enaniollng or othor treat
ment obscures any part of tho stamp
or original government print. Whero
any part of tho stamp or government
print Is covored or otherwise obliter
ated tho card Is valueless for postago
and postmasters at office of mailing
or delivery respectively, must ro
qulro prepayment by stamps ulilxod,
or fullest postugo duo at tho rate
chargoablo according to tho classifi
cation of tho message.
"When arrangements nro romplot
(id, unserviceable United States pos
tal cards will bo rodoomod from th
Bank of Bourne.
Articles Incorporating tho Bank of
Jiourno havo boon filed with tho coun
ty elork. tho IncornoratorH hninu
JamoB Nowlands, C. F. Kear and Wil
liam Wolgand. Tho capital Btoclc Is
placed at $10,000, dlvldod Into 100
shares at tho par valuo of $100,
Somo loggers In tho vicinity of
ICimilchlo, Wash., claim to have seen
a man answering tho description of
Paul Underwood, tho fugitive, In the
vicinity of Kamilchlo, and tho Mason
county sheriff and doputlcs havo boon
scouring tho woods, so far without
discovering anything to provo tho ro
Tho man who doesn't advortlso in
prosperous times, because ho doosn't
need to, nor In hard times, because
ho can't afford it, Is llko tho Arkan
sas man who explained that ho didn't
repair his leaking roof In fair weath
er because ho didn't need any roof.
And, of course, ho couldn't work In
Of West Point Military Acad
emy Was Celohrated With
GUEST3 WERE PRESENT.
President Roosevelt, the Cabinet and
the Diplomatic Corps as Well a
Hundreds of Graduates of the Acad,
emy Participated In tho Ceremon
ies. West Point, N. Y.. Juno 11. Old
snhllurs long since lotlrud from ac
tive service, soldiers still In thoir
prime and at the h.md of Uncle Sam's
army, and young soldiers who havo
yet to win thoir spurs gnthorod horo
today and helped to make tho con
tunuial celebration of tho United
States Military Acndoniy tho greatest
of all days in tho annals of tho Insti
tution. One ot tho most ploiiBlng features
of tho reunion whb tho prosonco of
General Simon H. Huokner and one or
two others of tho handful of aurvlv.
lug Southern generals whoso military
training was obtained at West Point.
Not to tho president of tho Unltod
States, those, distinguished KUOBtn
front Dixie land rocelvcil more at
tention than did any ot tho othor vis
itors. Tho ceremonies of tho day roally
began with tho arrival of tho preal
dent and hlu party shortly before 10
o'clock, though tho formal exorcises
did not tnko place until afternoon.
Colonel Albert L. Mills nnd his staff
woro prosont at tho station to wol-
conio tho head of tho Union.
Tho appearance of ProBldent Hoor
dvcIi on tho plateau upon which tho
buildings of the post nro located was
the signal for a saluto of 21 guna
from tlio post battory, Tho first thing
on the program was a review of tho
cadets. Following tho rovlow Presi
dent ItooHovelt and tho other great
personages assembled tit tho official
iohIiIouco of Colonel Mills, nnd after
a hand-shaking all around thu guesta
repaired to Memorial Hall and took
luncheon iu company with thu alumni
of thu academy.
Luncheon concluded,, tho formal ox
erclHOrt of tho day woro begun.
At tho close of tho rovlow, Cado
Titus, who scaled tho walls of Poklu
when a member of tho Fourteenth In
fantry, was called from thu ranks and
presented a medal by thu prosldont,
on behalf of congress, amid great ap-
Wisconsin G. A. R.
Stevens Point, Win., Juno 11. Tha
city is filled with uiemhurH of tho
Grand Army of tho Republic, Sona
of Veterans, inomborB of tho Wo
man's Hollef Corps, togothor with
muuy visitors. Soveral names are
prominently montloned for stuto
fommiiudcr, They Include Jnmoa II
Agon of West Superior, Martli
OniHHo of Milwaukee nnd L. M. Sny
der of Waukesha. Chippewa. Fulla
and La Crosso uro bidding for the
Comnieiidur Do (Iroff opened the
Oruud Army mooting with an elo
quent uddresB. Thu meeting receiv
ed reports from committees, tho ad
Jutunt reporting a membership of
nearly 10,000 there having beeu a
loss of 100 during tho your.
Portland, Mo., Juno 11. Hepubll
ciiiih of Maine ausomblod In state y
eonvoltno hero today aud shortly af
ter ono o'clock this afternoon woro
culled to ordor In tho City Hall by
R M, Simpson of Hunger, chairman
of tho stato committee, Tho con
vention will nomluato a candidate
for governor to bo votod for at the
September elo Hlon.
New York, Juno 11. A Boston ays-
dlcato Is Bonding exports to Cape
York, Bering Boa, to Invetslgato nla-'
cor deposits containing tin, samples
of which run as high as 64 por cent.
Thoy woro discovered laBt fall. Thoy
propose to erect a smelter on Puget
London, Juno 11. Plerpont Mora
arrlvod horo this morning. He de
nial that his mission had anything
to do with hla anthracite coal strike.
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