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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OBEGOX, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 1902.
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I HRPAN I7ATIFIN HU UUfjHK
Kfcts Upon Judge
l COUNTY WILL
Lilt Make Strong Effort to
( pan of 1,000,000 Fund Set
trOrtgon Arid Lands,
ileton Commercial Associa-
iii repilar montniy meeting
iticted upon the suggestion
C Hirtman, published in the
Ipmiin Saturday evening.
tnnimousiy aeaaed mat a
Irrigation association be
In this city, at an early
tie association authorized
Ltatn is name the date for
Iceeting. The parlors of the
i irere kindly placed at the
I of the citizens for such meet-
ill subsequent meetings and
liffl be Usued as soon as pos
it-, is Judge Hartman's desire
i ite which will not conflict
Is meetings to be held in the
li is the earnest wish
aercial Association and all
Kerested in the movement that
dej be largely attended by
from all parts of the county,
tm every locality be fully
r-EIect Dr. C. J. Smith, pre-
'it wbject of irrigation to the
la! Association in a most em
aaer. He called attention
IllWO.OOO now set 3part for
etion of irrigation plans in
Western Oregon is not nsk-
UT part of inis vast fund,
I remains for the counties of
Oregon having propositions
to the government, to be-
to collect data and get in
Ese organized una cm-
fcflort to secure that benefits
county possesses seme :f
feasible litigation schemes
vest She h8E only to nhow
I in their true light, l'i receive
te aid Iron thp government
r.g them into c:ution.
Mutt Act at Once.
iMty amone the forces of ir
in the different counties of
I Oreron demands that enrlv
U taken by this county. The
be exhausted and thosj who
e rtl receive no benefit from
Jcent offer of the national
Engineer Craw of Portland Goes Over
the Wharf With His Engine.
Portland, Dec, 3. While making a
"fly", of a coach of a Southern Pacific
train at Jefferson Street depot last
evening, tha locomotive was let into
a switch which opened out to a spur
undergoing repairs, and a moment
later was precipitated from the dock
to the river, a distance of 20 feet
The engineer. Frank S. Craw, of 633
Flanders street, remained at his post
end miraculously escaped death. Af
ter the engine had struck the bottom
of the river and partly careened over,
he climbed out of the window of the
cab, and made his way, with the as
sistance of lanterns held on the dock
ashore on the braces nailed to the
piling. Beyond receiving a slight
scalp wound, he was not injured.
France Will Hire Merchant Vessels
and Manage Them With Blue Jack
ets. Paris, Dec 3. Owing to the sail
ors' and stokers' strike at .Marseilles
the French government will establish
a steamer service to Alglera and Indo,
China,-with hired vessels managed by
French blue jackets.
BY THE HOUSE A N CI SENATE
Senate is Adverse to Admission of New Mexico and Arizona,
But Favors Oklahoma.
Two Gold Miners Killed at Treadwell,
Seattle, Wash., Dec 3. Victor
Kroph and Charles Wiernla were
burled alive at Treadwell, Alaska, I
November zs, oy tne coiiapse 01 me
ore bunkers in the Mexican mine. '
EXPLOSION OE PROGRESSE
Wr Wives and Children
Vtt That an Autslde
"Wai Not Reached.
Dec 3. The anthra-
resumed Its hearing
ttrtrnptf T"Voit-vw npn.
lifj?8 several miners
Lk opening, said that
"ted some conciliatory
UUL . 1 . . ,
p. nuuia nave Deen ap-
C; Delaware & Hudson.
ri 1 statement of wages.
u mat 40 experts had
WeSfi in t ,v-
Kraal,- . "'UB uver me
books but that the
Hc,d Conference Relative
Cntf '",lcnl unaer xne
stir '-Twenty officials
K th. os1!; depart-
c.01 te- Chicago.
Wfc. .iPanI aid the South-
7 nere yesterday.
nliir, resident H. G.
t J v A J- Easing. Vice
r j ii "ttzclett and Traffic
' re In - . .
'Ui-J. u,cfnce mauve to
under the new
f the three systems.
View th. d.j..
? Dec sJ-..-'i-J- . .
in .v, . "uieo8 toaay
ao iLV ot j08ePh
taaple. e ln 8Ute ' the
ELEVEN ARE EITHER DEAD
OR UNACCOUNTED FOR.
Progresso, Recently Changed Into an
Oil Burner, a Complete Wreck
Four Killed and 18 Wounded.
San Francisco, Cal., Dec 3. The
Steamship Progresso, 270 feet long,
recently changed Into an oil burner,
exloded this morning at the Fulton
Iron Works, where the changes had
Just been completed. It was to have
made a trial trip tomorrow, sailing
for New York the first of the week.
The killed are four; Timekeeper
McGregor and three firemen. The
wounded and burned are 18. The ship
Is a total loss. All windows within
half a mile were broken and several
buildings of the Iron works were
It is impossible to ten tne exact
nnmhpr of killed. Fifty workmen
were in the hold of the steamer at
tht tlmp unrt some were on deck.
The oil tank, containing 400 barrels
exploded and tore up the decks ana
broke the ship in two.
Panln Hardine escaned miracu
lously. Many were blown into the
A hnv Tlnrrn Conamara. was blown
tn th dork i niece of 8tel taking
his arm off. Following' are the dead
or unaccounted for:
C. R. Sparks, assistant engineer.
John Cassetti, Ben Johnson, rivet
Ed Kelson, sailor. .
Jack Strand. Jack Goeshen, fire
James McGuire, Dan Millagher, riv
Rmnl nf the injured will die
rnntnln Hardine says that the oil
tank and burners had Just been in
spected by Lloyd's surveyor and pro
nounced satisfactory, therefore there
is no accounting for the explosion.
Later three more missing men
were found, Glenn, Dow and another
BfiUnr hn were naintintr over the
oil tank. They fell into the hold and
perished. One man was arownea.
ACCUSED OF KILLING NELSON.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 3.
The senate at this morning's ses
sion listened to the annual report of
Secretary Shaw, also the report of all
orders issued by the governor-general
In the house Speaker Henderson
appointed Shepherd, of Texas, a
member of the committee on public
buildings and grounds. The house
then went info a committee of the
whole to consider Cannon's $50,000
appropriation bill lo defray the ex
penses of the anthracite commission.
The committee on appropriation
has ordered a favorable report of the
Cannon bill allowing $oi ,000 to the
Attorney-General Knox submitted
to congress his annual report and
shows that during the last year his
department has disposed of "5 cases
and 314 are now pending. He asks
congress to provide for erecting a
suitable building for his department,
which is now in rented quarters He
also recommends an increase in the
salaries of the Judicial officers.
The house committee on Judiciary
decided to refer all bills dealing with
trusts to a sub-committee, of which
Llttleficld. of Maine, is chairman. An
anti-trust bill by Littlefleld, now
pending. Is one of the most Important.
The house elections committee has
decided to drop the case against
Glass, of irginia, deeming it more
proper for the next congress to dis
cuss that question because ail the the
Virginian members of the next con
gress have been elected under the
new constitution which disfranchises
the colored voters. The Virginians
received this news enthusiastically.
In the senate. Lodge yesterday intr.i
duced a bill making the tariff be
tween Uie Philippines and the United
States 25 per cent of the Dlngley
rate, instead ot 75, as at present.
For Single Statehood.
Washington, Dec. 3. At a full
meeting this morning of the senate
committee on territories it was agreed
to report adversely on the omnibus
statehood bill which Included Oklaho
ma, Arizona and New Mexico, and to
report instead a bill providing for
the admission of Oklahoma and the
Indian Territory as one state. A cer
tain restriction to be added to care
for the interests of the Indians and
For the Panama Canal.
Washington, Dec. 3. Sonor Herran
acting minister from Colombia, at 9
o'clock this morning entered into con
ference with Secretary Hay concern
ing the Panama canal, which lasted
It is generally understood that nil
questions regarding the right of way
were settled. The only question now
remaining Is that of compensation.
Colombia claims to derive an annual
Income from the Panama railway of
fSOO.000. Accordingly, Hay has enter
ed a thorough nivcstlgation Into the
sources of revenue and Jntll that re
port has been received there can be
no further progress of moment ln the
Mrs. Tlngley Gets Cuban Children.
Washington, Dec. 3. The treasury
department officials will probably al
of the Cuban children that she lnr
ported to this country. Commission
er of Immigration Sargent recom
mends that the childr n who aru now
held in New York bo turned over to
the priestess. He says Mrs. Tlngley
is abundantly supplied with means
and has a large establishment at
Cara Lonio and that there never has
been a breath of criticism in her
neighborhood aimed at that commu
nlty on moral grounds. The treasury
department can not go Into the re
ligious merits of the case.
low Mrs. Tlngley to retain possession
Quotations Furnished by the Coe
Commission House I. C. Majors,
Chicago, Dec, 3. No new develop
ments In tho grain markets nro vlsl
bio today. Tho fovorlsh tcndeneSjOt
the last tew weeks has given way uc
foro a steady movement, with little
variation. Tho corn movement Is
slightly on tho Increase, the recclptu
today being heavier by several thou
and bushels than thoso of yesterday
New York Grain.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
December 7S? 704
May S0H 79 K
December 60H tiOU
May 48i 484
New York, Dec 3. Foreign ship
ments are very brisk. Cargoes for
South African ports are loading at
slightly Increased prices over yester
day. Livcipool consignments have
fallen off today. Little stir among
buyers or sellers.
Wheat Oponcd. Closed.
December 12 73U
May 76 75M;.
December 54Vi 54Vt
May 43M 43,
December 31V 31
May 32 32
Ex-Speaker Reed Improving.
Washington, Dec. 3. Former
Speaker Reed passed a fairly comfor
table night. Dr. Gardner reports his
condition improved this morning,
REPORT OF SECRETARY OF TREASURY
Two Men on Trial at Pasco for Mur
dering a Man In a Box Car,
Pasco. Wash.. Dec. 3. Oscar Brad-
shaw and William Kellett are on trial
here for the murder in the first de
gree, proceedings commencing Mon
day morning with a prospect of last
ing several days. They are accused
of killing Peter Nelson ln a box .car
Id the Pasco yards last summer.
Raging In Northwest Nebraska
Wires Down, Roads Blockaded.
Lincoln. Neb.. Dec. 3. A terrific
blizzard Is raging today in the north
western portion of Neoraska and tel
egraphic communications are broken.
If the storm continues all Burling
ton & Northwestern trains will be
stopped. Fears are expressed for the
safety of the children of the scattered
districts schools. '
Asks for Efficient Guard to Prevent the Unlawful Entrance of
Chinese in This Country,
Washington, Dec 3. The report of
the secretary of the treasury was
made public today. It is a lengthy
document and deals at length on the
various topics as subsidiary coinage,
debts, banking and currency. Fol
lowing is part of the report:
In the enforcement of the Chinese
exclusion laws there was expended
$219,629.59, leaWng a deficiency of $4
52H.69. Of this expenditure, $43,460.
30 represents tEe cost of deportation
of Chinese persons who have entered
the United States in violation of law
across the Canadian boundary, and
$10,619.79 the cost of deporting those
whp entred unlawfully at other
points. The total number thus deport
ed was 596, of whom 387 came from
Canada and 209 from other sources.
There was expended for salaries and
expenses of oflicersand miscellaneous
items the sum of $165,429.50.
As members of the excepted classes,
mentioned ln Articlo III of the treaty
of December 8, 1894, 1504 Chinese ap
plied for admission, of whom iz&
were admitted by administrative of
ficers, 16 were admitted by the courts
on habeas corpus proceedings, three
were held in hospital under bond, 217
were returned to their own country,
and 11 are awaiting final action.
Of 2.455 who applied for permission
to pass through the United States to
foreign countries, 2.30C were granted
that privilege, 24 were released from
the custody of the transportation
companies by the courts, six escaped,
and 119 were refused permission.
During the year, 2,054 registered
Chinese laborers departed from this
country, and 2,495 returned thereto.
The commissioner-general recom
mends an increased appropriation to
defray the expense of maintaining an
efficient guard along the line separat
ing Mexico from the United States
to prevent the unlawful crossing of
Chinese persons into this country. It
Is also recommended that the Ber
tlllon system should be adopted, by
which a record of the physical char
acteristics of aliens may be kept for
the Identification of such as seek to
gain access to this countrv unlawful
ly after having been once rejected,
On June 30, 1902, tho merchant
marine of the United States, Includ
ing all kinds of documental shipping,
comprised 24.273 vessels, of 5,797,902
gross tons. On June 30, 1901, It com
prised 24,057 vessels, of 5,524,218
American shipping was greater In
volume on June 30, 1902, than ever
before In our history. The tonnage
losses of the civil war have been more
than made good. New vessels of the
year have been of superior types, In
cluding the largest trans-Atlantic
steamer ever built In the United
States, the fastest steamer for Asiatic
trade yet built In any country, and the
largest steamer ever launched Into
the waters of the Pacific.
Tho total tonnage completed was a
trifle less than in 1901, but the ship
building ln progress during the year,
in the value of materials and amount
of wages, has never been equalled In
this country. If the rate of progress
during tho past few years could be
maintained, the United States would
In time become a competitor with
Germany for the second place as a
ship building nation. The outlook for
the current fiscal year Is not, how
ever, so promising. A large amount
of unfinished tonnage will be launch
ed and completed. Few new con
tracts for ocean steamers have been
PASSENGERS AND FIVE
TRAINMEN REPORTED KILLED
Fast Passenger on the Queen & Cres
cent Railroad Runs Into Freight.
Somerset, Ky., Dec. 3. A dlsas'
trouR wreck occurred this morning on
the Queen & Crescent railway at Sun-
bright, Tenn. Tho fast passengor
crashed Into tho rear end of a freight
which was backed onto tho main
Twenty-five passengers and fivo
railway men are reported to have
been killed. Every avallablo doctor
hero has been carried to tho scene on
a special train.
Later Only Three Killed.
Chattanooga, Dec. 3. Communica
tion has been established with Sun
bright. It is reported that tho fire
man, expressman and one other were
Hilled. A number of passengers woro
Injured, but none fatally. It seemB
a miraculous eBcapo, as 200 passen
gers were on the train, running at a
speed of 50 miles per hour.
STEAMER NEPTUNE LOST.
Twenty-eight Person Known to Have
Been Drowned Five Rescued and
Five at Sea In a Small Boat
Swansea, England, Doc 3. The
brigantlne Brynmor, reached port to
day and reports tho loss of tho steam
er Neptune In tho Bay of Biscay. Five
of tho Neptuno's passengers were
rescued by the steamer Brynmor, and
five disappeared ln a small boat.
Twenty-eight others are known to
have been drowned.
ARE NOT 8ETTLED.
Outstanding Questions Between Eng
land and France Are Vet to Be An
swered. ivindnn. nee 3. Iyjrd Cranborno.
secretary 'of the foreign office, reply
ing to a pariiraoniary question louay.
says that the report tnai tne jnow
fnunitlnnri nnd other riutstandine
questions between France and Eng
land had been settled by mutual con
cessions, Is untrue.
WI8HE8 TO RETIRE.
Premier 8agasta, of 8paln, Resigns
Madrid. Dec. 3. Premier Hagasta
today resigned Irrevocably, King Al
fonso tried to Induce him to recall
bis resignation, but the aged premier
says he seeks a retired life.
In Washington 8oclety,
Washington, D. C, Dec, 3. Miss
Wilson, daughter of tho secretary of
agriculture, wa the hostess today at
a pretty luncheon given In honor of
Princess Paragia Buasa, or iiomo,
and Madame do Talloyrand, of PariB.
The two fair visitors from abroad are
the Kuests of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas F.
Walsh, who are to glvo a large dinner
tomorrow evening In their honor.
Deposits of tho Butter Creek
District Equal to Those ot
Heppner-A Rich Field.
NEW SEVEN-FOOT VEIN
IN HErHNER MINE.
The Madison "Pocket" of Sixteen
Years Ago Explained Prosperity
in Morrom County as Result of
I'Onuiin font it flrnn nnnl ill nrtw
shaft," said Colonel T. K llrophy, at
tho Pendleton laRt night. "Is the last
step In Morrow county's bright eo.il
rvilnne! Ilronhy hns Just returned
inmipii vlnlt to Morrow
county and loaves today for his homo
'If Is wiimlnrfnl In think that this
great resource of Oregon has remain
ed uncovered until this mto oay. vn
lard Horron, tho shcophorder who
went to that Morrow county spring
In August, 1901, to quench his thirst,
uncovered the greatest hcrltngo this
ilnln will Innvi) to nnxtorltv. TllO
spring waR so weak and muddy that
this thirsty herder took ins snovoi
and dug down a couple of fret to
form a pnrmnnrnt pool, where ho
could drink tn his heart's content. In
digging this small excavation hf came
upon fair samples "f surface coal and
from that little beginning tnero are
nn,., frmr fllnllnnl UlirldllL'S nil hav
ing coal In various degrees of purity
exposed In abundance, i iuh iiuh
strike, which has uncovered n seven
foot vein of solid coal that carries 80
per cent of fixed carbon, proves con
clusively tho great extent and rich
ness of this field."
Butter Creek, Umatilla County,
rninnni rtrnnliv. linvn vou examin
ed the samples of coal brought from
Butter Creek, in huh county i iju
iim fnrmntlmi nml cnnoral nnncttnuico
of tho country Indlrato that there
might ho coal at thai poinw
ii ic mi- imtiKHi nnliilnii that the
Butter Creek conl field Is the same
great coal jsono that extonds through
Morrow county. Every Indication
points to this established fact. The
ago of the samples brought from But-
In, Pruilr rwirri'Klinni! minutely, to ttlO
ago of thot coal now iKiing mined at
Heppnor. Its per cent of fixed car
bon corresponds, lta fineness and gen-
rol nntntinHlllrill lx I lift filUW). TllO
dip of thu vein at the two points Is
exactly tho same, being at nn nio
nf about 20 degrees to tho southeast.
Tho old Madison coal mlno which
was exploded by local uxporm Home
1A vAnra ntrA Wflfl fllnilllv IL riltdO frOIU
tho mountain, carrying down sovoral
hundred tons or excellent coai which
inlnnH nnri consumed. BocailSO
tho vein was not found by tho dis
charge of two or threo shots within a
very narrow radius, tno mine was
callod a pocket and tho field con
demned, when tho fact remains that
tha Mutlunn rnlmt Will n slldO. and
the mother vein at tho Hoppnnr flolds,
now uncovered and producing coal,
proves thu unskillful charartor of tho
nmurmMInK ilotui lit that tllllO. Intel
ligent direction ami some expenditure
of capital on Butter Creek will un
cover another Hoppnur vein."
The Effect In Morrow County,
"rw von nrttlrn the effect of the
n..uf imiiiHirv in the county. Kenor-
ally?" asked the East Oregonlan rep
In Heppnor not a vacant house Is
to bo found, New dwellings aro In
course of construction, an air of bustl
Int. thrift nnd tirosnriritv Is seen
every where, oven though this Is the
inactive season In tho running com
miinllv At Inno. a now system of
water works Is being Installed. A
well six feet square and 60 feet deep
Continued on page 8,
CRACKGR crehk pacts
Tim value of the CoiilimilvS oiM-rnt-
Intf on the mother lode I an follows,
lal on me fame capital ok r?ouin ruw
Columbia $1 per share
E. and E, 00o per share
North Pole $5 per uhare
Qolconda started at lOo now sell
ing at COo and worth more
South Pole is starting at 15c
The time to buy In on the flnit ofTW-
Ink of stock anil profit by ull hl vaneo.
Uttliugau at jjannisji'H auttruct oruo.