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PJS3STDLETQy, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1902.
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Blown Off as He
He Had Battered
14. Two robbers
a horse and buggy
in ..i i.i-i i
two resiilencfs and
from the second
young man wno
received a b-:H
and fell, probably
drove a mile sway
eveland & Elyrla
Balrd ran after
fire as one robber
lit r uuul. niuiBi
rv the roblier's head
an turned and ran.
;second barrel and
at quickly regained
taped. Balrd was t-
uiL The body of
x elegantly dress-
imrchased his gun
mplatlng a hunt.
TO RECLAIM 30.000 ACRES.
Application Made by Three Sisters
Salem, Ore,, Nov. 14. The Three
Sisters Canal Company yesterday
filed In the office of the state land
board an application for contract for
the reclamation of 30,000 acres of
arid land lying In the western part
of Crook county. The tract Is locat
ed between the mountains known as
the Three Sisters and the Deschutes
river. State Engineer George L. Dill-
man will go and examine the land this
week. It Is proposed to Irrigate the
tract with water front the tributaries
of the Deschutes.
IN THE PENITENTIARY.
DELEGATES II) FAVOR OF I
Five. Women Now In That Institution
One From Umatilla County.
There are five -women In the state
penitentiary. Emma G. Hannah, of
Linn county; Kate Saunders, of Port
land, each being In the asylum: Mrs.
Minnie Crocket, of Umatilla county,
for murder; Mrs. Rose Carlisle, of
Jackson county, for burning a barn,
and Etta Horton, placed there this
week from Harney county under a
year's sentence for adultery.
Good Oil Strike in New Mexico.
El Paso. Tex., Nov. 14. Oil of the
finest quality has been struck 25 miles
from Santa Rosa. N. M.. a new town
on the ,Rock Island railway. The sink
ing further of this well and the boring
or others will follow. Eastern oil
men who sunk this well, spending
thousands of dollars In doing so, be
lieve that the region will be a second
GETS SOUTHERN LINE
County Delegates Formulate Plans for Work in the Irrigation
Convention at Portland Next Week,
DECIDE THAT A PORTION OF THE $1,000,000 OFFERED
BY THE GOVERNMENT SHOULD BE SECURED.
A Committee Was Appointed to Investigate the Possibilities of Irrigation
In This County A Number of Good Reservoir Sites Said to Be Along
the Head of Butter Creek Can Use the Waters
of the John Day
Nov. 14. Colonol
the sergeant- at-
al democratic com-
or of Uie national.
ftonny wired Peter
"In behalf of
m, I accept your
ecked In Texas-
as, Nov. 14. The
(rest hound, was
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remained on the
bere were serious-
It. The sec.
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HARRIMAN HAS CLINCHED
THE SOUTHERN PACIFIC.
It Is Believed 'That HYYow Possesses
Over Half of the Stock.
Ndw York. Nov. 14. It is the dob!
tiv? belief of Wall street this after
noon that Horrlman has clinched the
control of the Southern Pacific.
Through numerous small transactions
he has bought two millions of that
stock In the past four days. The to
tal stock amounts to $197,000,000, of
which Harnman, it Is beiievted, con
FIRST SPIKE DRIVEN.
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Mbel Bouton. the
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are not exirtp,l
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President Mallory Officiates at Cere
mony of Columbia River & North
Tuesday morning the first spike of
the Columbia. Hi ver & Northern Rail
way was driven at the end of the In
cline at Lyle by Rufus Mallory, pres
ident of the board of directors. Man
ager Campbell. Engineer Albert Hoi
man. Mr. Lewis and W. V. Flack.
witnessed the important event, which
Is ono Indication of the good faith of
the projectors.- Later the party made
a trip out over the line, which Is mak
ing such splendid progress. The barge
which will be used to transfer the en
gines and cars on, was brought up
Thursday by the Hercules and Is now
And so the Columbia River &
.Northern Railway progresses, while
the residents of a vast territory await
with Interest the driving of the last
spike. Dalles Chronicle.
A meeting of the delegates appoint
ed to attend the irrigation convention
to be held at Portland next week,
was held In the Commercial Associa
tion rooms Thursday evening to form
ulate plans of irrigation to put before
It was decided that a portion of
the Jl.000.000 set apart by the gov
ernment should be secured for Uma
tilla county and to this end the dele
gates attending the convention will
Judge G. A. Hartman was appoint
ed chairman of the meeting and a
committee ( consisting of Mayor T. G.
Halle-, Leon Cohen and Jesse Fall
ing was appointed to Investigate the
posslvllltles of Irlgation In this
county and report what they found
at another meeting, which will be
held Saturday evening.
The different possible ways of ir
rigating the arid lands of the coun
ty were discussed and many different
methods were advanced but the one
which seemed to touch the most re
sponsive chord was that of building
reservoirs. D. C. Brownell, of Echo,
was present and called the attention
of the delegates to the possibilities
of the reservoir system. Mr. Brown
ell knows whereof he speaks as he
Is at the present time reclaiming
about 700 acres of arid land near
Echo under the Carey act. He states
that north of the Umatilla River and
along the head of Butter creek, were
n number of good reservoir sites. He
called the attention of 'those present
to the, fact that the waters of the
John Day River could be turned Into
country from that
ixfrtlon of the
Stephen A. Lowell then spoke, of
the Jand lying northwest or Pendle
ton, which Is very dry and which, by
the addition of water, would bo a ver
itable garden spot He spoke of the
old Umatilla ditch proposition and
also advanced the Idea that water
could be brought from the Snake or
Columbia rivers for Irrigating this
C. B. Wade spoke at length on the
proposition of the Umatilla River
ditch. He Bald that when Uie thing
was first put before the people It was
feasible, but now It Is impracticable.
At the time this ditch was proposed
there was water In the Umatilla
River for Irrigating purposes, but
now so much of the water has been
otherwise appropriated that there is
not enough left to "make the plan
worthy of consideration. Mr. Wade
said that the only feasible scheme
now open for the people of Umatilla
county was the building of reser
voirs to store water for irrigation
during the winter months and let It
out as needed during the summer
months. That the only thing for the
delegates to the Irrigation conven
tion to do is to go to Portland de
termined to secure some of the ap
propriation for this purpose and to
figure In the meantime where would
be the most feasible place for the
The delegates will leave here on
the 17th Instant and remain In Port
land until the close of the convention,
n. A. Hartman was selected to secure
ANOTHER RAFT FOUND.
Penguin Picks Up Portion of Crew of
Wellington. N. Z.. Nov. II. An
other raft from the ill-fated steamer
Bllngamlte, which was wrecked on
mreo tungs island Tuesday, was
picked up this morning by the gun
boat Penguin and eight living nnd
eight dead were on board. The sur
vlvors wcro in n pitiable condition,
Four steamers aro now searching for
the other rafts.
Found a Mask and a Bloody Handker
chief In His Pockets.
Boston, Mass., Nor. 14. The- liollco
this morning arrested Carl Johnson,
suspected or having connection with
Perry- In the "Jack the Slugger" mur
ders. They found a mask and a bloody
handkerchief In his pockets.
Because They Were Not Granted a
Holiday After Football Victory.
Boulder, Col.. Nov. 14. Five hund
red students of the University of
Colorado, struck this morning be
cause they were not granted a holi
day after their late gridiron victories.
INCREASE OF WAGES.
Grand Trunk System of Canada Fol
lows the Pennsylvania's Example.
Montreal, Nov. 14. Tiie Grand
Trunk firemen and engineers havo
been granted from 15 to 25 per cent
Iflcrease of wages.
Entire System Represented at
the Meeting of the Board of
Adjustment in Salt Lake,
GRIEVANCE COMMITTEE AT
SHORT LINE HEADQUARTERS.
Locomotive Engineers Confer With
Officials on Vital Questions of
Hours and Wages It Is Thought
an Agreement Will Be Reached.
Salt Uike. Nov. 14. A committee of
locomotive engineers, ronrosentiiiE
the entlro Oregon Short Line. Is" in
session here today. Tho board of ad
justment Is considering grievances
from tho men regarding shorter
hours and a better wage schedule.
A conference will- bo held with tho
railway official after tho meetine. A
satisfactory adjustment of grievances
150,000 RAILROAD MEN GET
A RAISE OF TEN PER CENT,
Butter Creek, which would bring a quarters for the county's delegation
large amount of water Into the arid ' while at the convention.
PRESIDENT MITCHELL BEFORE
THE ARBITRATION COMMISSION
Western Division of the Pennsylvania
System Follows Advance Made by
the Eastern Division November 1.
Pittsburg, Nov. 14. At noon an
nouncements were posted in the gen
eral oflices of .the Pennsylvania lines
west oi Pittsburg, that J 10 per cent
Increase, tbj same as that which gov
erns the pastern division, would go
into effect; November I. All told, tho
raises anect lSU.OOO men and mentis
an Increase In salSrles of $1 1.OOO.OOl)
annually. n- Jf'
Declared That Where Agreements With Unions Exist There
Have Been No Strikes of Any Magnitude.
Complain Against Southern.
Charleston, S. C, Nov. 14. The
state railroad commission today be
gan an investigation of the complaints
made against the Southern Railway
by the cotton dealers of Charleston.
While the local cotton receipts this
season have been rar In excess of the
receipts of last year the dealers say
they have been seriously hampered
by discrimination, one house charg'
Ing that Its buyers bad to be with
drawn on account of a lack of facili
ties for shipping These allegations
have been vigorously deuled by .the
railroad and the result is a bitter
controversy between the two Inter
San Juan Hill Fight on Canvass.
New York, Nov. 14. The picture
of the battle of San Juan Hill, show
ing the charge of the Roosevelt
Rough Riders, painted by Vaslll Ver-
estchagln, the famous Russian artist,
was placed on exhibition for the first
time today In the'Astor gallery of the
Waldorf-Astoria. New York Is to be
the only American city where the his
toric scene from the Cuban campaign
will be exhibited, for two weeks hence
It will be shipped to Vienna and .later
to London and Paris,
Charles Fostrum. who has mined In
California and Oregon for the past 50
years, Js' dead. He was 82 years old
and died at Baker City.
OPERATORS TO PROVE THAT MITCHELL
IN MINER'S UNION.
HAS SUPREME POWER
In His Statement Mitchell Made a Strong and Eloquent Appeal, Asking
That the Children of the Miners Be Not Forced Into the Mines The
Result of Several Hours' Questioning Brings Out Little Except His
Views on Economic Conditions.
Baltimore 4. 'Ohio Also Think of In.
creasing , Wages of Men.
Pittsburg, Nov. 14. It Is authori
tatively stated that the. Baltimore &
Ohio railroad may take action simi
lar to the PennBylvan.a line, and give
a voluntary increase of wages to their
men. At their annual meeting Mon
day the directors will discuss tho
Wheat In San Francisco.
San Francisco, Nov. 14. Wheat
1.201.34 per cental.
Louis Alderman Sent to the Peni
tentiary for Three Years.
Columbia, Mo., Nov. 14. The Jury
this morning returned n verdict fp
guilty In the Butler bribery case,
which was transferred horo from St
I-ouls. The penalty was fixed at thine
years In the state ltenltelitlnry.
Tho tlefeiisu made a motion for u
new trial, which was overruled. They
then filed notice of nn upeal and the
bond fixed at 10,000. ' which was Im
mediately given. The entire party re
turned to St. Louis tills afternoon.
Celebrates 132d Birthday.
Philadelphia, Pa.. Nov. 14. Mrs.
Mary McDonald, familiarly known as
"Graiidmam" .McDonald and believed
to be tho oldest living person In
America, celebrated her 1:12 ml birth
day today In the Home for the Aged
and Infirm Colored Persons, in WuHt
I'lmndelplim. Mrs. Mclionnld spent
her youth on a farm In the vicinity of
Valley Forgo nnd claims to have a
distinct recollection of giving food to
Washington s hungry soldiers during
their winter of hardships and suffering
at Valley Forgo camp. The old wo
man's sight, has entirely failed her,
but hnr mental faculties apparently
are as Htiong as over they were.
Scranton, Pa., Nov, 14. The strike
commission met in its first judicial
session this morning. Both sides
have a large array of counsel. Many
wagon loads of records were carted
to the court room by the coal opera
tors. Seventy-five witnesses will be
called by the miners and everything
Indicates a long drawn hearing. The
independent operators intend to make
a fight against the recognition or tno
the United Mineworkers of America.
President John Mitchell was tho
first witness. He was regularly sworn
and asked for a statement He said
his sole hope of the future was peace
between employer and employe.
Mitchell reviewed his demands at
length quoting exact figures constant
ly to support his claims and dwelt
largely upon the danger of mining as
He said each day that the mines
were worked cost th'; lives of two and
J-1G men. Three times that number
were maimed. Yet these men re
ceived less pay than the bituminous
coal miners, who work under more fa
vorable and less hazardous condi
tions. "The life of the miner Is limited
and all suffer from miners' asthma.
A ton weight basis of measurement
Is one vital question that has caused
more trouble than any other,"
He gave reasons for a trade agree
ment and for recognizing the mine
workers, and said: "Where such exist
there have been- no strikes of any
magnitude. Discipline and efficiency'
are perfect as the organization as1
siimes the resKnsIblllty In these par-.
President Mitchell closed with a
strong and eloquent appeal that the
children shall not bo forced Into tho
mines through the Insufficiency of
their parents' incomes.
After Mitchell's address he was
cross-examined by Wilcox, which was
directed along lines to show the
weakness of the constitution of the
United Mine Workers of America. He(
sought to show that Mitchell had su
preme power. The result of several
hours' questioning did little beyond
bringing out President Mitchell's j
views on economic conditions.
Report From the Government Bureau
to. That Effect.
"Wonder IfKwe are going to huvo
a litUe sunshine to dry up this hor
rible mud?" Ils'tlie question with
which one Is greeted on every hand
Yesterday, a part of the day was
bright and manylhought It would bo
fair for a fow" days, but townrd even-
Tin roiwrt from Portland predicts
fair weather tomorrow and with a
few days Uko today the streets will
again be passable.!
Ing It again clouded up and rain Ihi
gan to fall' during" tho early part of
the evening. Before morning 14-100
of an inch of water fell, but this
morning .dawned bright and clear and
It now looks as though It would not
rain for a week.'
Girl of 16 Becomes Despondent and
End6 Her Existence,
A sad ami uufortuuute (loath oc
curred lust Friday night near Tlufiis.
Mrs. Kate Downing, u mere child In
years, being only Hi, having become
dcHiMHidcnt over some trouble which
had befallen her, took strychnine to
end her existence. She wns In an ex
tremely nervous condition when she
took the polHou, ami after taking It
walked some dlstiiuco Into tho coun
try to the hoiiHti of a friend before she
succumbed to Its effects. It was
three houm before death relieved her
Mifli'i'liigH, l)r Logan, county coro
ner, held nn inquest on the body next
t'.ny the Jury biluglng In a vordlrt
of self destruction. A certain amount
of hliiimi Is Justly due the druggist
for selling a dangerous drug to a pur
port In her mental condition, but more
ceiiKuro Is due those who drove the
unfortunate girl to commit tlin tush
act. Mnro Bulletin.
BACK FROM GRANITE REGION.
Peter Parmentler Arrived In Pendle
ton 'Today After a Summer's Vaca-
Peter Parmentler arrivwl In town
today from the Granltq mining criiin
try where ho spent the past summer
developing his quartz claims, Mr.
Parmentler has sKnt the past seven
or eight summers In tho Granite min
ing region always coming to Pendle
ton to winter. While he has not as
yet taken any money out of his min
ing ilalm ho Is confident of making
a stake in the future.
Bobby "I know why tbey call the
trusts, 'Infant Industries,' popl"
Father "Why, my son?"
Bobby " 'Cause they want In jM-ab
everything In sight, just like our
S. A. Loomls. of Tillamook, wus
hurled over a 30-root precipice, near
Ashland, while attempting to cross
the track with a four-horw team,
Thursday. Tho team hecumo fright
ened ut an approaching train nnd ran
awuy. I.ooiiiIh was not tuuloualy Injured
Ned Johnson, a 13-ywtr-old boy of
Pullman, Is missing.
THE 80UTH POLE MINE Is now
working a largo force of men on tun
iii'lu No. 1 and 2. All supplies for
tho winter aro now at tho mlno and
Irom the Increased showing rcxultliig
irom laiit two weeks' work, I lit man
agement will bo Justified In raising
the price of stock Vlthln a few
Wn own lit 11 feet on the celebrated
North Polo Hill. Our piesent tiinnyl
and workings show our ml no to l
the richest on tho en lire mother lode.
Present Price 15c Per Share.
Maps, photograph) and oro can be
seen at the office of T. Oahagan,
Ifurtmau'H abstract office.
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