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PESTDLETOK, inSIATILIiA COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, JULY lo, 1902.
GENERAL WHEATON RETIRES
NEW FEATURE IN TRACY HUNT
RAILROAD TO SOMMERVJLLE
WHEAT IS DAMAGED
AGE LIMIT ENDS CAREER
OF A BRAVE SOLDIER.
TALK OF A LINE IS
fajesty Will Take a Sea
ige to Recuperate His
kS TAKEN TO PORTS-
MOUTH THIS MORNING.
Hosed Ambulance He Went to
fcepot, the Queen Riding in, the
ble With Her Husband.
Dn, July 15. The king left
station for Portsmouth
he will he placed aboard the
acht. thlB moraine.
kins -was taken to the dnnnt
Irge, closed ambulance.
dy except the doctors and lm-
attendants saw his malestv.
?was carried on a flat couch
railway carrlace. the dannt
the king was safelv aboard
ttn immndlarplv rirpur nut Tho
Erode in the ambulance Tvlth
found Is Healing Rapidly But
He Still Must Rest
Ion, July 15. Chamberlain's
sis healing well, but the doc-
11 lenjoin absolute rest.
political clubs last night var-
Ihions were extFesflI retrard-
rd Salisbury's retirement and
.liberals and' Nationalists gen-
expressed relief to find that
Ifour not Mr. Chamberlain, was
premier, but a email section of
anservatlves and Liberals were
ray reconciled to the idea of
jrpetuation of the "Hotel- Ce-
fcltthe change from Ix)rd Salis
m Mr. Balfour is called, and
:,Tegretted that Mr. Chamber
ed not been appointed or a com
ic found in the appointment of
ike of Devonshire, lord presl
it the council.
ng the bulk of his party, as
i the morning papers, satisfac
i" expressed upon learning that
ilfour is to be the new premier
ie concensus of opinion Is that
is no longer anything in Great
i's foreign relations to cause
Kghtest anxiety at Lord Salis-
dropping the reigns of power.
Held for Murder.
and, July 15. Evidence is be-
cumulated against the two ne-
ninrilRnn nnrl .Tnhnsnn who are
r held fpr the murder of Louis
a, a chinaman who. was killed
ntnnrlfi sime time since and it
as though the crime would be
fcht to their doors.
are Is no doubt but What te
eolian was murdered with the
atlon of robbing him as he was
rn to have considerable sums or
ey about him. He was killed by
struck In the head with a sand
onolulu, July 15. A. S. Humph
i has announced his resigna
as circuit judge, having sent his
gnation to the president Bome
aun it in said. Humphreys was
first judge appointed to the
ch In Hawaii after annexation
l complete, his work having be
when Hawaii became a territory.
Iers Monument at South Bend.
louth Bend, Ind., July 15. Bids
re onened bv the county commis-
ners today for the magnincem
iiers monument to he erectea
The monument will cost up-
rds of $25,000, and -will he orna-
inted with bronze figures.
Portland. .Tnlv IB. Chinese gam
fng houses along Second street,
nere fan tan games have been in
era t inn nnrl nnknr eamea .earned
at tlin ronr nf. rnrtnln f!(?n.r stores
different sections of the "city, have
en stopped "by the police;
FUlHInn lualti Trial.
I.PnrtlfinJ T..l- 1t ' HI,.. trtAint
fents have been filed against .A. L.
Bimng, me man who coraraiuea xne
WtMl trlnln tnnrdnr hara tm Satur-
y, and he ;now languishes In the
111 awaltinc trial' TTn n.n tint- came
PP for, a hearing -before .September.
Was Relieved Prom Duty on Reach
ing the Age of Sixty-four Years-
Received Many Kind Words.
Washington, July 15. With the re
tirement of Major General Wheaton,
who reached the age limit of G4 years
today, the government loses one of
Its ablest and most honorable and
useful servants. General Wheaton
retires after 41 years of military ser
vicefirst in 18G1 with the Eighth
Illinois infantry in the civil war, af
terwards on the Indian frontier, then
In the Spanish-American war and
lastly In the Philippines, where he
distinguished himself by gallant ser
vice. General Wheaton entered upon his
military career April 29, 1861, as first
sergeant of the Eighth Illinois infan
try. In the civil war he was promi
nent in many engagements and ad
vanced rapidly. Three months after
his enlistment he was promoted to
the rank of first lieutenant of the
same regiment. In the following year
he became captain, major and lieutenant-colonel
of the Eighth Illinois
and at the close of the war was made
brevet colonel. He was honorably
mustered out May 4, 18G5. The fol
lowing year General Wheaton was
made captain in the Thirty-fourth
regular infantry and from that stage
of his army life he advanced until
March 30, 1901, when he was made
major general. The work of General
Wheaton in the Philippine campaign
is considered the most brilliant of his
military career. He arrived at Ma
nila February 23, 1899, and was soon
given command of the department of
the north Philippines. It was he
h originated the idea of "zones of
protection," which greatly facilitated
the work of Suuuing the insurgent
Chaffee's Kindly Words.
Accompanying the order from
eral Wheaton of his command was
General Chaffee which released Gen
the following tribute Jn recognition
of his long years of excellent ser
vice: "As an instance of military
service where heart and mind have
united in joyous endeavor for more
than 41 years to serve his country
honestly, faithfully, faultlessly to the
end of his allotted time the division
commander invites the attention of
all officers and soldiers of the com
mand to the splendid record of Gen
General Wheaton is now in Chica
go, in which city, it is understood, he
is to make his future home.
The vacancy caused by the retire
ment of Major General Wheaton is
to be filled by the promotion of Brig
dler General John C. Bates. General
Bates was born in Missouri and en
tered the army as first lieutenant
of infantry, May 14, 1861, rising by
regular promotion to the grade of
colonel. He was brevetted major
and lieutenant colonel for meritori
ous services in the field leading up
to the fall of Richmond, rising to the
grade of colonel, At the outbreak
of the Spanish war he was made
Brigadier General of Volunteers. La
ter hewent to the Philippines, nego
tiated for the extension of American
sovereignty to ths Jo'ltf "group of Isl
ands and brought about the surrender
of Triae, the 6hly lieutenant general
of the ihBurgent army, tie was pro
moted to Brigadier General in 1901.
General Bates will retire for age in
Finding of Merrill's Body Puts Officers at a Loss and Spoils
Stories of Assistance Being Rendered.
Seattle, July 16. The latest sensational development in tho search
for Tracy is the finding of the body of Merrill, his compalnon, whom tho
fugitive killed on account of getting weak-kneed. Tho discovery of Mer
rill's body proves that Tracy told tho truth.
The corpse was found today near tho poor farm at Chehalis, Just
where Tracy said tho killing occurred. All the officers had belioved
for several days that Merrill was alive and assisting Tracy. Tho bullet
found in Merrill's body was a 30-40 calibre, tho same as Tracy's gun.
Tracy is now believed to be somowhero on the Mucklcshute Indian
reservation, near Auburn.
SeatUe, July 15. It looks this
morning as though Tracy had suc
ceeded in eluding, for the time being,
at least, his pursuers.
It was reported hero yesterday
that the convict had succeeded in
boarding a freight train near Buck
ley, on a steep grade, and doubled
back toward Palmer, and also that
shots had been exchanged between
he and the posse as he was leaving
the train near Palmer, but no confir
mation of this report has been obtained.
The scattered position of the posse
makes It extremely hard to follow up
reports of sighting the outlaw,
though Tracy's attempt to board a
freight train to carry him over tho
Cascades is true.
The convict has been trying to
cross the mountains for several days,
and the posse is scattered along the
track in the vicinity of the Bteep
grade, where it was hope" & would
next show up. However, the USUS!
bad luck must have attended the ef
forts of the posse this morning in
not taking advantage of his attempt
to get farther away.
Tracy Not Lame.
It is established by the evidence
of responsible parties that the "re
ports of Tracy being wounded by the
posse and so lame that he can hard
ly travel are incorrect and that the
outlaw Is as spry as he has been
ever since his escape. When last
seen, since the report of his crippled
condition, he was apparently perfect
In wind and limb and seemed re
freshed from having slept well in the
swamps during the past few days.
. No Sign of Merrill.
It is also certain that at no time
during .tho past week has Morrill
been .with Tracy, and that all re
ports. to this effect havo been the
product of oxtremcly vivid imagina
tions.' Morrill has not boon seen by
anyone who could Idontify him pos
itively since tho last time he was
seen with Trafcy near Olympla and
it Is assured that the outlaw has
been killed by his desperate com
panion or has been keeping very
dark while working to arrange for
the ultimate escape of his compat
riot. Tale of Outlaw's Band Revived.
Merrill's non-appearance lends col
or to the story that ho and Tracy
are gathering an outlaw band with
which they expect to sweep across
the stato into Eastern Oregon and
perhaps to tho Holo-ln-the-Wall coun
try of Montana, whero they would
terrorize tho district.
If such a band. is being organized
it is only natural that Morrill
should desiro to keop quiet and that
Tracy should remain In the vicinity
of Seattle until the band Is com
pleted. Bloodhounds All Right.
It is fast becoming ovldont that
tho tales of the bloodhounds being
unable to follow tho trail are being
sent out merely to cover the lnof
flciency or lack of courage of the
. . . . f T"l 1
snenn ana ihb posaea. r;uiJio wuu
claim to know say that tho hounds
have never failed to find the trail
and trace the escape into thick tim
ber whero they are Immediately call
ed off and tho posse sits down to
wait for Tracy to show up again.
The fault of not getting Tracy Hob
with the posse, but is being laid ontc
the hounds as they havo no official
reputation to lose.
TO CONSIDER STRIKE.
Delegates to Miners Convention
Have Commenced to Arrive.
Indianapolis, July 15. Delegates lo
the national convention of miners to
consider the advisability of calling a
general strike of bituminous miners,
are beginning to arrive. President
Mitchell was among this morning's
arrivals. The general opinion is that
a strike will be considered.
HEAVY SHIPMENT8 ARE
NOW BEING SENT OUT
W. A C. R. Railroad Is Sending Out
Heavy Train Loads Every few
Days Much Stock Goes East
The W. & C. R. and N. P. railroad
lines are doing a land office business
Monday evening eight carloads
left the W. ,& C E. stock yards for
Seattle. .These were going to Cars
ton Bros., at Seattle, wholesale and
t....i.a Thfiv were nurcbas-
reiu.ii uu.uv.. -
el of Joe Coombs and came from the
John Day country.
Eight cars will go from the same
yards 'this evening, destined for Ta
1 j atia Thrfie cars are
being shipped by J. O. Lonergan tp
the Pacific Meat Company, at Taco
ml, and the rest are going io Cars
Toi BrW. of Seattle. Both of these
shipments were mostly cows from
the range. Very few Bteers are go
ing on the market at present.
KarisflB Cltv. July 15. At Argen
tine, Kan., yesterday, water from the
Kaw River broke through an lmpro-
viaaA Avto ini flooded a large, tract
Of land, rendering 45 families home
less. The Missouri and tne mw
rivers here are both higher today
than at any time since the present
GRAND LODGE A. O. U. W,
Is Being Held at Portland With
Many In Attendance.
Portland, July 15. Tho annual
convention of tho A. O. U. W. Is
commencing in this city today, and
large, numbers of members ol tho or
der are gathering hero.
The grand lodge was called to or
der this morning In Elks' hall, and
delegates are hero from nearly every
lodge of tho order in the stato, Tki
Degree of Honor will hold meetings
Many high dignatarles of tho order
are' pr&sent and will add to the In
terest of the proceedings by timely
Steamer 8ank In the Ohio.
Warsaw, Ind., July 15. A river
steamer Bank near hero today and
30 persons were drowned.
COMICi' TRACY DID MURDER
HIS COMPANION, MERRILL
Portland, July 15. A, telegraphic
dispatch has been received here
which sates that the body of Dave
Merrill, the Oregon convict who es
caped from the Salem penitentiary
at the same time as Desperado Har.
ry Tracy has been found near Che
The discovery has been kept secret
until the body .could be Identified by
Warden Janes, of Salem, who went
to South Bend to identify the mar
captured there and supposed to be
This proves that Tracy's story
about the murder of his companion
was veritable truth and that be is re
ceiving no . 4 assistance, from , his
friends arid associates under -the di
rection of Merrill. It also punctures
tho stories which have been publish
ed recording the proposed .organisa
tion of an outlaw band by the escap
Th Bodv Identified.
Chehalis, Wsh July 15. Warden
Janes, of Salem.arrlved atnoon and
proceeded to the woods to Identify
Merrill's body. Coroner Greea lso
went, and wllj bring the body to
town tnis anernoou.
Merrill's body was found by a
small boy named jioDerca yew5rujr
near the main road below Chehalis,
and ftv too piace aecruuu wj
The boy saw a hand and foot pro
truding from between two logs and
advised Superintendent of the Re
form School Westendorif.
Deputy Sheriff Brlnker and a news
paper man watched the body all
night. . .
Everything confirms Tracy's story
as the body appeared the same 'as
last seen, when he and Merrill were
Surveyors Are Now Working Along
Walla Walla River and Great In
terest Is Felt.
Residents along tho south fork of
tho Wnlla Wnlla River aro greatly
interested In tho movements of a
party of surveyors who aro at work
running a lino up tho river bank.
There aro said to bo four In tho
party and they commenced opera
tions near Dorrlty'8 farm and aro
still continuing their work past tho
Tho residents aro wondering if tho
old idea of building a railroad ncross
tho mountains to Sumniorvlllo, uslnp,
tho canyons cut by tho Wnlla Wnlla
as tho easiest route, is In tho air
Tho party Is working vory rapidly
nnd showing a doclded Inclination
not to discloso any Information as to
what they aro surveying for.
A routo was surveyed up tho
rivor a fow years ngo by W. G. Sayles
for a party of capitalists, but that
wns nil that was ovor dono toward
building a road by this routo.
NEW YORK MARKET.
Reported by I. L. Ray A Co., Pendle
ton, Chicago Board of Trado and
New York Stock Exchange Brokers.
Now York. Julv 15. Tho wheat
market opened this morning at 17,
M lower. Throughout ho day it
waB weak, gradually going lowor, and
closed at 77, 1 lower than Mon
day. Liverpool Is lowor, closing
at 62. Corn also lowor, closing
at G3, lc below ycstorday'B clos
Wheat closed Monday 78vi.
Opened today, 7778.
Range today, 77 78 to 11.
Closed today, 11 bid.
Stocks ononed strong and during
tho foronoon woro mnrkod by sharp
St. Paul, 182.
Union Pacific, 107.
Wheat In San Francisco.
San Francisco. July ID. Wheat
$1.1514 1.M Tfil per contal .
Wheat In Chicago,
Chicago, July 15. Wheat 74
MORE WARSHIPS NEEDED.
American Residents of V6nezuela
Not Sufficiently Protected.
Nnw York. Julv 15. Foreigners
aro fleeing hero from Venezuela, ca
bles tho Port of Spain, Triniuau, cor
roHimnilonfc of tho Herald. There Is
Hiimrlsn at the HmallncBs of tho Unit
ed States naval forces in Venezuelan
waters, especially at La uuayra,
where tho government officials aro
said to havo roportod to President
Castro that they cannot control tho
revolution. Puerto caneiio, uampano
and Barcolona aro without Unitod
States warships and tho rosldonts.
ar6 6xl)6scd io great dangers.
More Men In Mine,
Tnhnntnwn. July 15. It Is still In
sisted that there aro at least 20
in im rolllntr mill mlno,
Tho iiastor of the church that most
of tho miners altonuea, Huy a
number of members of his congrega
tion aro missing and ho Is Biiro their
bodies aro In the mine.
THE CUBAN GOVERNMENT
FAIL8 IN THI8 RESPECT.
Sewers Are Choking Up and the
Death Date is Increasing to a Tru
ly Alarming Extant
t. i ,,,i, Tntv IK Tho sanitary
ri'i iniiiHut") y - -
condition of Havana Is bocomlng
what It was before tne comiu ui
The streets are being neglected,
plumbing work is no longer being
dono and tho sowers are choking
up. Tho death rate during the first
month of government by the Cubans
showB an enormous increase;
Jessie Morrison In Prison.
Leavenworth, Kan., July 15. Miss
Jesslb Morrison arrived at the state
penitentiary at Lansing at 11 o'clock
yesterday to begin her 26-year sen
tpn for the murder of Mrs. Olln
Castle at Eldorado. She is yery
much downcast. It Is not known
what work wjll be iBslgned to her.
Wind of Yesterday Did Mix
Damago to Grain in Uma
REPORTS ARE- SOMEWHAT
Some Say Thousands of DoMm
Worth of Damage Waa Done WMte
Others Declare That Nothing Was
To what oxtont did tho wind (ta
ngo tho grain? is tho question bds
askod today on ovory hand.
Quito a number of fnrmors are ha
town from different parts of Mw
county, who stato that whoro (ft
wheat wns rlpo It Is shattoro
conslderablo oxtont. rinrlnv hnm .
so Buirorod. ono man from tho
ervntlon sava tho damnirn In
sovoro In sonio nlnccB. attlmneh
most oi it is to barloy, as tho wheat
Is not rlpo onough to shnttor.
From tho south comes rntinrta M
tno grcatost dnnmgo. In that os
try tho wheat Is earner than In
north nnd oast country. From -m
lnnuirloR pmiiPH rminrtn nf whnnt
lng blown down. This, howovor. ht
oniy in row places and tho araoM
Had tho wind that Rwrmt ovnr tfctfi
vnlloy Monday ovonlng, boon tw
wee kb later tno damago would nwsi
boon vory groat.
During tho day many confllcUac
storlos havo boon heard about flS
amount of dnmago dono tho grata ly
tho winds of Monday ovonlng.
- Davo Nelson a ranchor living nwfht
who la in town, says tho damage to
groat. Ho said If ho got half
wheat ho would havo harvested
It not boon for tho wind, he
think ho Is In luck, Ho also staMt
that tho wheat on tho Porklns plaesfc
north, whoro ninny had gucsood a
yield of 40 bushels per aero, waaM
bo harvested, would do woll slnco Uw
wind to yield 10 to 15 bushels.
In Juniper Country.
Word from tho Junlpor country, W
miles north, 1b to tho samo effeet
Much of tho wheat In that couafs
Ih almost ripe, and whoro It waa aag
whoro near rlpo tho damago is beaqc
Spring wheat ia not Bhattored, Ms
much of tli to Is broken off and (to
hoadB lying on tho ground.
IJarley lias also BUffored In
country, according to Mr. Nols
who Bays: "Tho wind Just whlppaK
tho heads from tho straw and maav
Holds, both wheat and barloy, wbAA
lookod flno boforo tho wind, now a
somblo stubble, fields."
Tho greatest damage hoard of
ono placo comoB from tho resorp
tion. Mr. Cathorman has a field B
100 acroB of barloy and several ws
have looked at tho field thla mom
Inif doclaro $1000 Is not too osre
an estimate at which to place tfc
In onnosltlon to tho abovo reports
or damage, many deolaro little Injurt
haB been dona.
Joseph McCabo, gonoral manager
of tho W. & O. IL railroad, arrhwt
In town this foronoon. Ho casar
through tho country from the river
along the high line, and Bays thews
is no damago In that direction. Ke
talked to many farmers along ta
lino, who absolutely declared taaft
wheat shattered from the wind woahl
not amount to anything.
New York, July 16. The yacht
t nnrl flfillarl bv J. IL CU
oron, cashlor of the National Baa
of the Ropublic, capBizea in
int nlcrhr. and two nassengers WSB
drowned. Cameron and the rest wss
saved by a tugboat. ,
Johnstown, Pa., July 15, An
nlrmion at mlno 32. of the Cerwfci
White company, at Flndber. 10 mtom
south, is roported. The, oclala
fuse to give details but It is belMB
ed to be serious,
At Nice, But Not Nl.
Nice, France, July 16, Six blosto
warn rindtraved bv flro here ' t4SBi
the loss being over ISM fit