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PENDIiETQy, U3IATHiIiA COUNTY, OKEGO, TUESDAY, AUGUST 19, 1JJ02.
ornipg Blaze at New York
Resulted In Loss of Life
IE DESTROYS A BIG
er Blaze Was Subdued, the Fire-
en Searched the Ruins and Dls-
overed Six Bodies of the Fire
Kew York, Aug. 19. Six lives were
in a fire which burned a ram
ie tenement at 36 Essex street
iter the fire was subdued, the fire-
searched the building from eel
o roof, finding six bodies.
ie dead are Mrs. Annie Botochin.
unidentified woman, Sallie Lieb-
i, Louis Liebwltz, Jules Liebwitz,
Hn&A Convicted of Grand Larceny
at Nome Was Not Guilty.
ttle, Aug. 19. Helen Wagner,
died early in July in this city
an appeal la her c&Se was pend-
the united States court of ap
at San Francisco, has been
I Innocent of grand larceny.
jury at Nome four days after her
indicted her prosecutor, Ed
Manthell, fo? perjury. They
; the petition for her pardon,
on its way to President Roose-
The evidence, according to
e papers, shows that two Nome
biers, Charles Evans and Kid
nnell, planned revenge on a wo-
named Annie, whom they failed
ob. They hired Mantheil to rail
her by perjury to prison. ,He
k Helen Yragner for her. and
trial and conviction were the re-
BOERS ARE IN HOLLAND
SOUTH AFRICAN GENERALS
ON RELIEF MISSION
Botha, Dewet and Delarey Arrive In
Rotterdam and Visit ex-President
of Boer Republic To Visit Hoi
Rotterdam. Aug. 19. The Boer
Generals Botha. Dewet and Delarey
arrived here this morning. During
the day they will visit ex-President
Steyn, of the Orange Free State, af
ter which they will go to see ex-Pres-l
Queen Wllhelmlna extended a most
cordial invitation to the generals to
BIG TENNIS TOURNAMENT.
Championship Games Are Now Being
Played at Newport.
Newport, R, I., Aug. 19. The 22d
annual tournament of the United
States National Tennis Association,
was opened today by a match in the
championship doubles between R. and
H. I. Doherty, winners of the Eastern,
and Collins and Wadner. winners of
the western doubles.
Salt Lake, Aug. 19. Calvin B. Pot
ter, an attorney of this city and at
one time prminent in Michigan state
politics, committed suicide early yes
terday by taking enough morphine to
kill a dozen men.
POSSE CAPTURED THE
And by So Doing Learned That They Had Been Chasing the
Wrong Men, as They Were Hunting for
the Freewater Hold-ups.
Vienna, Aug. 19. A pontoon con
veying a detachment of infantry
across Amur, near Pashkova, today
sank and five officers, 30 men and 70
Chinese camp followers were drowned.
WILL RESUME WORK
DUCHESS IS VISITING.
suelo Vanderbilt in New York for
First Time In Seven Years.
Yew York, Aug. 19. The Duchess
Maryborough (Consuelo Vander-
arrived from England todav.
lis is her first visit since her mar-
ige seven years ago. She is accom
nled by her mother and Mr. and
b. W. K. Vanderbilt. Jr. th latter
aimer or the late Charles Fair.
b of the death of the latter .and
o t-auuea intense sorrow amoncr
urksh Porte and American Legation
Are at Outs.
London. AUfr. 19. A "!miRtnnMnn.
diapatrh says that official rela-
"8 between tho norte and Mm
aerican legation are strained be-
tho former has failed to fulfill
certain undertaking relatlvn to
aerican claims. Further delay may
10 EerlOUS action hv Mia TTintnrt
wo Persons Cross Atlantic In It In
.Mmouth, Eng., Aug. 19. Captain
'"man and his 16-year-old son Ed
arrlVfifl hum attar- a QUar'a
P from New York in the 38-foot
uSene iBlinnl. Al,l1 Al.l,nt T rm
Faich left Sandy Hook in July.
2,.w,York. A& 19- A strike was
yesterday by the Internatlon-
. 'ui xjiuuhbuiiuib auu
Pers in all shops where an ad-
01 vi per cent In wages Ib not
"led. Tho RtrlTrn off,. t, ol,ln
. w v...vv wucvw lug DUIJI'
I0s prlnclnallv. ami innn mar, am.
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Fterday J"'UD iult "
W?)rt,.R- h Au& 19- Mary Mc-
. ST "T" or Captain B. H. Mc
th. , ine nayy' and Lieutenant
till MacArthur, a son of General
. ' .a-rthur. aro to be married
wSiii"'"! Au& 19--Four persons
Alia1- mrt h an explosjon of
P1t .7 u- 2. B a Pyotechnlcal dls
I tho Old Salem Chautauqua. .
COLLERIES AT DURYEA
WILL START WEDNESDAY,
Preparations Now All Made and Of
ficlals Are Ready for Almost Any
Kind of Trouble.
Wilkesbarre, Pa., Aug. 19. Every
preparation for resumption of work
at Warnek washery, at Duryea,-to
morrow is being made. Forty men ar
rived this morning and steam was
gotten up. That there is trouble fear
ed Is shown by the active Bteps that
are being made to meet any move on
the part of strikers calculated to pre
vent the starting of the works. Addl
tlonal arms have been procured and
the force of coal and iron police in.
Child Swallows Poison and Carpen
ters Find Burglar Tools.
Waitsburg, Aug. 19. Little Vivian
Bartges, the young daughter of Mr,
and Mrs. W. E. Bartges, managed to
get hold of some poison last Saturday
evening and before her mother dls
covered what she had hold of, swal
lowed a liberal dose. The little girl
was very sick for a time but a strong
emetic soon relieved her and she is
now over the ill effects.
While Carpenters Cox and Caplln
ger were repairing the Coppei bridge
in the south part of the city Tuesday
to rob. They hired Manthe. to rail
burglar tools. The tools were lying
on a cross piece under the south ap
proach to the bridge and In tearing
away lumber they were KnocKea
down. The tools were very rusty and
looked as though they had been there
CIRCU8 CAR DERAILED.
Wild Animals and Men All Piled Up
In a Heap.
Tacoma, Aug. 19. Two elephant
cars and one cage of an animal car
belonging to section three of the
Ringling Bros.' circus, en route to
Portland, were ditched this afternoon
near the freight depot In this city,
Ten men, 12 elephants and several
caged lions and tlgerB were In the
mlxup. No fatalities occurred, but
all of tho men were bruised and three
were sent to the hospital here ror
WRIT OF ERROR.
Allowed In Case of SenUnced
Detroit. Aug. 19, The supreme
court this morning issued a writ of
error In the case of Frank Andrews,
the bank wrecker, sentenced to 15
years at hard labor Monday. Upon
hearing the court caused the order of
supersedeas to be Issued.
The chase after the Freewater rob
bers, in which the posses of two coun
ties have been engaged now turns out
to have been a "wild goose" affair,
at least so far as tho capture of the
men who robbed Keyes saloon is
concerned. Ever since the fight In
which Deputy Ritchie was wounded
the posses have been after the wrong
men, and this morning tho error was
discovered by one of the men after
whom the officers have been trailing
being run to earth near Athena.
The man, whose name Is given as
George McDonald, was caught with
the threshing outfit of John King, a
farmer about five miles from Athena,
McDonald having gone to work.there
and having apparently forgotten all
about the posse which, was flocking
across the country after him. He is
a common specimen of the genus
hobo and does not in the least resem
hi i the desperate criminal after whom
the officers believed they were chas-!
McDonald Confessed a Crime. I
McDonald, however, upon being ar
rested, confessed that he was one of
the men who committed the robbery
at Touchet and had the running fight
with Sherl ffTill Taylor, of this city,
and Deputy O'Rourke. It was estab
lished, however, to the chagrin of the
officials, that he was in no way con
nected with the Freewater robbery
A simple coincidence was responsible
for he and his pal being mistaken for
Coffer and his companion, and the
chase across the country which ended
with McDonald's capture at Athena,
According to McDonald's story, he
and a man whose name he refused
to divulge, held up a Swede near
Touchet last Sunday evening, took
what money he had, beating him over
the head with a revolver-in order to
make him produce, and then fled
Taylor and O'Rourke took the trail
and soon came up with them. Tho
thieves ran and the deputies opened
fire following the fleeing men for
about a quarter of a mile when Mc
Donald and his partner took to the
bniBh along the Walla Walla river
and escaped from the officers. Then
they proceeded to the enlghborhood
of Athena where McDonald went to
work with a threshing crew and his
partner went on, no clew to his
whereabouts being now obtainable by
the officers. -
An Easy Arrest
There was no trouble when McDon
ald was arested and he ottered no re
slstance, the officers merely going
Into- the field where he was at work
and taking charge of him. Ho was
turned over to Sheriff Kees, of Walla
Walla and taken to that city this
morning, where he will stand trial on
the Touchet robbery charge to which
he has already pleaded guilty.
Officials Are at Sea.
This capture of McDonald places
the officials all at sea with regard to
Coffer and the other man who held
up the Freewater saloon, and there
Ib absolutely no clew to. the present
whereabouts of tho men. In the ex
citement of the chase after McDonald
and his pal no effort was made to
look for other traces of Coffer and
his accomplice and all trace of their
movements after leaving the scene of
the fight with Ritchie, tho two riding
astride the wounded officers horBe,
has been lost. and the posses will now
nave to taite up tne cnase ou a uimu
Search for Right Trail.
Nothing daunted, however, the offi
cials are now working In tho vicini
ty of the cabin where the fight oc
curred and hope to secure some clew
to the direction taken by the robbers
after fleeing from the scene of battle.
Fears of Escape.
The principal fear of the officers
now is that tho men will succeed in
reaching the mountains between Wal
la Walla valley and the Wallowa
country, where they would be practi
cally safe as Coffer was raised from
boyhood on a farm on Walla Walla
river and knows the country to the
south of tho river llko a book. Ho
has also mado innumerable trlDs all
through the Basket mountain coun
try, the heavy mountains from which
the Umatilla and Walla Walla rivers
spring to life, and clear into the Sal
mon River country, where It would
be almost an Impossibility to trace a
Should the fleeing desperadoes
reach these It would bo another Ruck
er Rogers affair. The mountains In
tho Salmon River country aro tho
niggedest in the Northwest, not ex
cepting the famous Bitter Root Moun
tains. Hero a man could live almost
a lifetime without meeting a human
being if ho so wished. Tho country
abounds In game, of all kinds and the
streams are full of fish.
Need Not Keep to Mountains.
Tho two men, If they .escape tho
posse need not linger In the wilds of
these mountains, however. They
could take an old trail leading across
the mountains that Is known only to
a few old woodsmen and make It into
Southern Idaho, and from there Into
Wyoming or any other state of the
Union they wished. Prospectors are
constantly traveling In Idaho at nres
ent bound for Thunder Mountain or
other mining centers, and tho fugi
tlves could easily take tho role of
prospectors with little chance of de
Coffer a "Bad Man."
Al Coffer, tho "short man" of the
Freewater robbery, Is a leader in
crime and Is a general tough charac
ter. Ho haB served terms In tho pen
ltentlary for various offenses and
would, if cornered, make a desperato
The desperado Is well known In
this section of tho country, where he
lived a number of years, and it Is
commonly believed that he was mix
ed up with some gangs of cattle and
horse stealers that operated In thlB
vicinity a few years since.
A sheepherder who was In the city
today from the Butter Creek country,
declares almost positively that Coffer
was connected with a gang of stock
rustlers" which had a resort In that
section a few years ago. This gang
was broken up by tho authorities and
Coffer led a moro lawful life for a
time, but his criminal inclination
was too much for him and he could
not leave a career of crime.
Tho den or "hold-up" of tho the
Butter Creek rustlers was not dls
covered until about a year ago. when
mere was round, in tho heart of tho
Butter Creek hills a large corral
where the thieves used to run their
stolen stock, and also evldonco of hu
man beings having mado their habl
tatlon there. This Wbb in one of tho
wildest parts of the country and had
escaped the vigilance of sheep and
cattle men who had boon looking for
this thloes' resort for several sea
sons before It was finally located,
Since tho breaking up of tho gang
with which Coffer waB connected, tho
corral has been used but seldom, aud
then by stealers of small bunches of
cattle, reports of whoso depredations
wore published In tho East Orogonlan
a few weoks ago, at which thno the
cattlemen of that section banded to
gether and offered a reward of $B00
ror tho arrest and conviction of any
one caught stealing stock on the But
ter Creek ranges. This reward has
apparently had- the desired effect, as
no complaints of stealing havo como
In since its publication.
His Career of Crime.
In addition to a term in tho Oregon
penitentiary Coffer has done stunts
In varlouB other Institutions, Ho was
an audacious criminal and never
seemed to hesitate at anything In bis
career to date. Arriving at Walla
Walla short of cash one day he de
cided to turn a "trick" that was not
too risky, so ho kept his eyes open
for something "soft." Walking up
Main street he saw a neat cart in
front of a livery stable, and no one
being in sight, he made a horse out
being in sight he took tho cart to a
second-hand store and disposed of it,
CANADA AFTER SETTLERS
LIBERAL OFFER OF THAT
GOVERNMENT TO 8TRIKERS,
Homesteadlng Agent Will Offer Free
Lands and Work to 30,000 Striking
lolodo, Aug. 19. VTho Canadian
government has Instructed Its homo
Bteading agent horo to proceed to tho
anthracite coal reclon and offer in
ducements to 80,000 or. moro ot tho
strikers and tholr fnmllles to form a
colony and settle In Canada on land
to bo donated by tho government
Work Is to ho provided for tho mon
until they havo prcpnrcd their laud
NEW YORK MARKET.
(Concluded on page 6.)
Reported by I. U Ray A. Co., Pendle
ton, Chicago Board of Trad and
New York Stock Exchange Brokers.
Now York, Aug. 19. moro was a
better touo to tho grain markets to
day, influenced largely by tho nttltudo
or Bomo of tho largest tradors, who
bellovo thnt tho market should Ira-
provo nftor a break of nearly 10
cents. Liverpool closed G 10. Now
York closed hlghor, 72.
Closed yesterday, 12.
Opened today, 72.
Range tolay, 724a72.
St. Paul, 185.
Union Pacific, 109.
L. & N., 157.
Wheat In Chicago.
Chicago, Aug. 19. Wheat C5
Wheat In 8an Francisco.
San Francisco, Aug. 19. Wheat
$1.12lfr3 pgr cental.
POWER IS PINCHED
NO MORE TROUBLE
No Moro Disturbances in Coal
Region Since the Shooting
of Patrick Sharp.
STRIKERS. ARE RE8TLE88,
HOWEVER SITUATION GRAVE
Civil Authorities and Cooler Head
Among the Minora Aro Working for
Peace, But Serious Trouble la Lla
bio to Occur at Any Time,
Mahoncy City, Pa.. Aug. 19. After
tho shooting of Pntrlck Shnrn. tha
strlko loador, no further disturbance
occurred nt Nosquohonlng. In tha
Panthor Crook valley. During tha
night hundreds of strikers wnlkod tha
stroota nil night howovor. and th
situation at sovoral tlmoa grow graven
Tho civil authorities, with tho coot
or-hoadod minors, succeeded In pad
lying tho mon. At daybreak a battal
ion of .Uio Twolfth regiment arrived
on tho scono. Fivo deputies aro now
confined In tho Chunk Jail, charged
with bolng Implicated In tho killing
Tho situation at Shonandoah con
STILL A MYSTERY.
COMPLAINANT IN CELEBRAT-
ED TRU8T CA8E ARRE8TED.
Returned From Canada, Where He
Fled to Evade Contempt Sentence,
and Is Now In Jail.
New York, Aug. 19. Peter Powor.
tho complainant In tho caBo against
tne Northern Pacific, and who fled
to Canada to ovado a 30-day sontonco
ror contompt of court, returned to
Now York thlB morning, accompanied
oy niB counsol.
They Immediately ropalrod to tho
Unltod States Marshal's ofilco, whoro
they wore taken Into custody and
were later confined In tho Ludlow
Powor'H counsol attompted to pro-
vent tho commitment of IiIh cllont by
producing an order from tho reforeo
In tho Northern Pacific caso to uttond
a hearing today, but tho marshal ro
fused to disobey Judgo Lacombo's or
der to conflno Powor for contompt
8econd Vice-President Galley
Slated to Succeed the Financier.
Pittsburg, Aug. 19, Schwab's prl
vnte car left for Lorotta this morning
to take hi mto Now York. It Is
undorstood ho will sail for Uuropo to
morrow, HIb representatives Bay tho
trip Is only his usual summer vaca
James Gayloy, second vlco-presl
dent of tho stool corporation, Js now
slated for president of tho concern If
Schwab retires. Qayloy has boon bc!
entitle metallurgist and Is a thorough
ly efficient manager. Ho Ib only 45
years of ago.
THE REMINGTON SUICIDE,
Body of the Wayward Man Left Alone
and Uncared For.
Nowport, Aug. 19. Tho body of R.
R. Remington still lies alone in tho
undertaker's shop, Tho only mark
that ho had friends hero Is a llttlo
bunch of carnations sent by a lady
who lived at tho boarding houso
where ho stopped.
Tho suddonness with which ho
waB dropped by lis society friends.
arter having been tho recipient of In
vltatlons to all tho principal social
functions Ib causing much comment.
Remmlngton'u brother wired again
today that ho wolud he hero this
Scientific Writer Dead.
Chesiro, Mass., Aug, 19. George M.
Hopkins, CO years old. of New York
City Is dead horo from uraemia poi
soning, Mr. Hopkins was a member
of tho staff of tho Scientific Ameri
can and a well known writer on scleu-
Money Taken From Adama Expreea
Company Cannot Be Found.
Owonsboro, Ky. Aug. 19. Several
ofllclalB of tho Adams Exprosa Com
pany from St Louis have gono to
Fordsvillo to Investigate the robber
reported from thoro. Nothing haa de
veloped to indlcato tho whoroaboutl
of tho $28,000 which Mr. Boatnor as
sorts ho shipped from Deanvllle, and
which It la alleged was takon from
him at Fordsvillo aftor Its arrival
thoro. A lineman wns sont out tm
locate an Interruption on their circuit
reports that ho found tho wires cat
under tho tablo of tho ofilco at Deaa-villo.
DIE8 OF STARVATION.
But Was Worth $10,000 or More In
Salt Lako. Aug. 19. Tho body of
Poter Andorson, known bb tho hermit
nrosnector of Park City, baa bee
found In his lonoly cabin noar the An
chor mill In tho Park City mining dis
trict Andorson had evidently bee
dead for weeks. It is believed that
ho dlod of starvation, notwIthBtad
lng tho fact that $1700 In cash wil
found secreted In tho cabin, It 1
fully believed that $10,000 moro lie
to his credit In various banks.
EXTRA SESSION TALK.
Rumored That tho President Will Re
vive Fight for Cuba.
Washington. Aug. 19. Extra ses
sion gossip has again boon revived,
hut Information Is guardodly dissem
inate... Tho prosldont's southwestern
trip will probably bo ahandonod.
Tho gonoral Impression nmong
thoso let Into tho socrot Ib that the
nrnldont IntomlB to remain horo ana
renew tho fight for Cuban reciprocity.
Fined $100 for
TtniRo Tdaho. Aug. 19. Four ar
rests woro made last night for viola
tion of tho antl-gamliling law. in
ai,r., Inntnnrn Mill imrtlCB pieaaev
guilty and woro flnod $100 aploco and
tho amount paid. An officer stated
tho mon woro found playing pokor.
Won (n the 17th Round.
Salt Lako. Aug. 19. Qeorgo Gard
ner, of Lowell, Mass., last night de-
fnn,1 .Tnrlf Root. Of ChlCSgO, bT
knocking him out In tho 17th round of
fight romarkaltio ror speoa ana
gameness under mo pumuimiotn,
shown by both men. Tho betting na-
fore the men entorcd tno ring was i
to 7 on Root,
Destructive Forest Flree.
Ymlr. B. C. Aug, 19. Ono of the
most disastrous fires which havo over
occured In West Kootenay is raging
n limit Ym 1p. Manv sauaro raiios ot
green timber havo boon reduced to
whilst many buildings con
nected with tlio more developed mine
havo been wiped out,