:dition w ' 0A1LYEVEN1NBEDIT1OK ILY Eastern Oregon Weather l, .i t rout rfrtdence Tonlglit nuil Thursday, slonal rnln or snow OOCR- PEXDLE1W, ITMATILLA COUNTY, OUEtfOX, WEDNESDAY, DECEMDE1 21, 1002. NO. 4i2!l ' JTtil' il II Mil IIMH mil .mum, mm i i iifffflT RGAN HEARTLESS If Flats Owned by r . T! irrrom nis ranuie Obligations. N NOT BUY It present prices, I ' Begge dthe Owners of Blocks to Warm the Lwidespread Suffering aln. SBce. 24. J. Picrpont ummoned to appear be M court, January 2, as i suit brought by two of Its. Tho complainants lias broken his con- keening tho flntB warm Jwere comiKilleil to buy iniinoiis prices to keep Although they re- Dhused Morgan and they received neither action. weather of tho past sen many poor families of desperation. Tho ' is absolutely beyond fhllc tho proprietors of jment houses and flats, i their rent contracts In ping apartments warm. suffering is now almost an owns a number of pied by largo families, exhausted all reasona- lying to have the build- ufflclently to keen chll- bzing. IRTALLY WOUNDED. ado Runs Amuck at fV. May Be Lynched. Va.. Doc. 24. A no attempted to avoid ar- ttoday and ran out on sine the Ohio, umcers pd opened lire, umcer ortally wounueu. Tiie Ihts revolver and threw Bd In jail at Wheeling. nched, SALT LAKE SCANDAL. Prominent Physician Under Arrest for Serious Crime. Salt Lake, Dec. 24. Dr. E. S. Payne, of this city, Is under arrest and tho police have made every effort witnout success, to Induce him to tell what caused tho death of Miss Anna B, Hill, a well known school teacher In the public schools, who died In the doctor's office late Saturday under mysterious circumstances. An autopsy ( hold late last night re vealed the fact that sho was In a del icate condition, and there wore strong Indications that an anesthetic, admin istered preparatory to performing an operation, was tho cause or death. Dr. Payne was at once placed under arrest, but he refused to admit that ho had given tho woman chloroform. Miss Hill camo from Novelty, Mo., several years ago, and from letters found among her effects signed "Mc" and dated Colony, Mo., It is believed sho was to have been married to the writer early next month. HIGH BiH IS NOW THOROUGHLY AROUSED Alarming Increase of Undesirable Immigrants Causes More Strict Regulations on the Canadian Border. FROZEN TO DEATH. Fate of Sick Man Who, When Alone, Left His Bed and Could Not Get Back Again, Cheyenne, Wyo., Dec. 24. John Donovan, a pioneer resident, veteran of the civil war and Indian fighter. during the early days In Wyoming, is dead at his homo In this city. He had been 111 for some time with par alysis, and his wife, being away at the time, be made an effort to attract th cattcntlon of neighbors by throw ing a pall through tho window. He was unable to get back to bod and froze to death on tho floor. Washington, Dec. 24. Resulting from the report of Chief Inspector Wachorn, in charge 'of the immigra tion service along the Canadian bor der, It has been decided to Increase the number of Inspectors to keep out not only Chinese, but all classes of undesirable Europeans. Tho Novem ber reports show that more Immi grants crossed the Hue west of Sault Ste Marie than farther east. Com missioner Sargent today announced 11 appointments to Inspect the bor ders, Including Edward Heustls, of Olympla, Wash. One Inspector will be stationed at Victoria, one at Van- 1 couver find one at Cloverdale, B. C. Others will be stationed along the Manitoba and Asslnlbolne borders. CogUE Chinese Certificates. A wholesale fraudulent Ihsuo of Chinese certificates of residence . Ip suspected in the Northwest. Chinese are arriving dally on "visitors' certi ficates," who evidently have never lived In the United States before. SMALL RAISE IN WAGES. Employes of United States Steel Corporation Receive Eight Per Cent Advance, Unlontown, Pa., Dec. 24. Twenty thousand employes of the United Stntes Steel Corporation today receiv ed an Increase of wages amounting to an average of 8 per cent. VENEZUELA ASKS POPE'S AID ERIOUSLY INJURED. Michigan Causes a -Twenty-four Injured, e Trainmen. Mich., Dec. 24. The 3u tho Pere Marquette Sornlng during a blind B, crashed Into tho rear t while running at full en persons, including Swero seriously Injured tro slightly Injured. KER ARRESTED. .Explorer and Mining Kti of Crookedness. 6U.-TI10 police today rut John Delamarre, "Sorer and mining 1 tio new Klondlko '. rliph is canitallzed He police refuse to "threes agaiust him. MMpectetl of Irregular!- DISAGREED. P'ik After Points Were Plained. J.. Hon OA TM.rt t.,ti A lie Jul j Inomlng reported a 'dis- Wfta 1 , , . ... r -- uiuuruu dbck aiior ' "src explained, ee. si. mi. i ki. "u jury uc P'Ker and convicted Dr. "iwu 01 tno .Peace P'U. BE ORDERED. mihlp Lines on Coast Aim. . "8 Scale for Engl- Dec 24. Unless all "Wnlea on tho coast age schedule framod triR Ta by January Wke will be inaugural- ' Dinner for Poor. nYa f0.- ,24 U woul(1 w6Bhr,8tmas stocking S22ta WhIch John "W'thy medicine mam,- uB"Wy tomorrow. M undertaken to supply mSS 'Jn(l alB0 a barrel IdM ,te and 11 anyone Wgence on tho part of & Jnerea". WON'T ENTERTAIN PROPOSI TION UNLESS UNANIMO'J Immlgiation agents expect to bo able to get a clew to tho guilty par ties soon, If such there be. It is not a difficult task to imitate the certifi cates furnished by the government to Chinese residents who wish to visit their native land. These Inno cent looking documents could be sent by the thousand through the United States mall, and agents In China could coach new comers on tho tech nicalities of the customs and immi gration examination. So a large num ber of Chinese could get Into the United States before the fraud was discovered. The presence of large numbers of new Chinese residents in the Chinese quarters of Sound cities, has arous ed the suspicions of Immigration agents at these points. This fact has caused the commis sioner of immigration to decide on n more rigorous campaign against the class of Chinese which hovers near the line, watrhing an opportunity to sneak across. MUCH WORK FOR OREGON. Story Sent Out That Pope Leo Is III Is Untrue In the Best of Health, Rome, Dec. 24. It Is stated in Vat ican circles today that Venezuela has proposed to tho pope that he arbitrate the allied claims. The Vatican will not entertain the proposition unless made unanimously by all concerned. The story sent out by an Irrespon sible representative of the press as sociation that the pope was ill is en tirely untrue. Ho has excellent health and is in good spirits. NOT MADE PUBLIC. Answers of Germany and England Re ceived at the State Department. Washington, Dec. 24. Detailed re plies of Great Britain and Germany to tho Venezuelan arbitration proposi tion have been received at the state department. They will not bo made public until President Roosevelt's re sponse is forwarded. BUILDINGS WRECEKED. Case of Blasting Powder Explodes in a Hardware Store at Paoli, Ind. Clerk Seriously Injured. Paoll, Ind., Doc. 24. A heating stove ignited a case of blasting pow der in the 11116 hardware store this morning. It exploded and tore out the front qnd of tho two-story brick and caused a two-story brick adjolulg it to crumble to the ground. The clerk in the first store was the only person in either building. He was thrown bodily into tho street by the forco of the explosion and was seri ously injured. Moody Gets Rural Mail Routes No Appointment for Gantenbsln. Washii gton. D. C, Dec. 24. riep resentath . jloody has laid out for himself com Id able work in the de partments in Washington that will consume all of his holidays save Christmas day. which he will spend with relatives in Philadelphia. He Ib clearing up matters that have accu mulated because of tne numerous commlteo meetings that were held during the early weeks of congress. Mr. Moody visited the postofflco department and secured an order for the establishment of five free rural delivery routes, to go into effect Feb ruary 1, three at Gresham and one at Lents, Multnomah county, and one at Allcel, Union county. He also reviewed tho records of several contractors on star routes In Eastern Oregon, where the question has boon raised as to their compliance with the law. The route from The Dalles to Shanlko is being served un der contract with B. F. Miller, but F. M. Lawson is performing the service under subcontract. The department has become con vinced mat Miller merely lent his name of speculators In, order that they could secure this contract, and has accordingly called upon him to show cause why he should not be deprived of his contract. If Oils is done, the contract wul probably go direct 10 Lawson. There are a number of other cases under Investigation to determine whether the contractors really live on their routes, or have sublet or ac quired contracts by fraudulent meaus. Representative Moody called at the war department to urge the appoint ment of Adjutant-General C. U. Gan tenbein. of the Oregon National Guard to a vacancy In the Judge-Ad vocates department of the regular army, but was told that the place hail been filled. Gantenbein Is highly re garded by the department, and. his record Is one of tho best, but, like other competent applicants, he had to give way to a regular army man. He still remains on the eligible list for appointment ns Judge Advocate, which carries tho rank and pay of major. , MABIN! TO 3E RCLEASED. CHRISTMAS IN V..LL STREET. Estimated That Over $2,500,000 Will Be Distributed to Clerks .ind Asso ciates. New York. Dec. 21 --Old Santa Clnus visited Wall street today and railed at Undo Sam's subtreaury. whore he filled his sack. Ho took out over fl.000.POO in blight shining sil ver coins of tho latest vintage and the brightest of yellow eagles and double eagles. Only tho newest and cilspest dollar bills and certificates would stilt "him. Then he went around to many brokerage nnd bank ing houses, where ho distributed his packages, tho recipients ranging from little messengers to the managing clerks nnd future partners. H Is estimated that over J2.500.000 will be distributed by the rich bank ers and brokers of Wall street to their business associates and clerks during the Christmas holiday week. Over $10,000 was given today to the minor employes of tho Stock Ex change. Wall street closed up Us business this nfternoon anil bankers and olllco boys alike went home filled with the spirit of the holidny. In nearly every brokerage house nnd banking house In the- financial district tho employes were made happy by the gift of a week's salary, while In others the Christmas boxes were much larger, nmountlug to two or three weeks' sal aries. The -distribution or tho gifts of the trust companies nnd largo pri vate banking Institutions were not made, as a rule, at the close of bus iness, but tho employes were Inform ed that tho usual custom will bo fol lowed this year as In the past, In mak ing the gifts at the end of tho year. TO C Rabbi Wise and G. Y, Harry of the State Federation of Labor, Hold Conference. A,u'.naldo's Former Secretary of State to Be Taken From Exile. Washington, Dec. 24. It is sem officially understood that the war de partment Is ready to comply with the request of the auti-lmperlalist move' ment that Apollbaro Mnblnl, Agulnnl do's former secretary of state, shall bp released unconditionally from ex ile and captivity. Mabini still refuses to take oath of allegiance. $500 REWARD. POLICEMAN SENTENCED. With Two Professional Burglars H Stole $8000 Worth of Jewelry From a Store on His Beat, Chicago. Dec. 24. Policeman Pat rick Mahoney today was found guilty or burglary and was given an Inde terminate sentence In the penitent! ary, Mnhoney and two professional uurgiars blew open the safe Iri a Jew elry store on Mahoney's beat, and stole goods worth $8000. During the trial it developed that the policeman devoted his sparo time to perfecting burglars tools. BUNCOED A KLONDIKER. Two Indiana Men Get Up Bunco Foot Races and Swindle Man Out of $63,000. Hot Springs. Ark., Dec. 24. Sher Iff Petersburg, of Indiana, arrived here today with extradition papers for Hyan and Aslimore, Indicted in Iudl ana and charged with buncoing Fred Lory, a it; turned Kloudlker. out of $C3,000 In fake foot races. REPUBLICAN WON. PRES. ADAMS' CHRI&TMAS. FIGHTING THE BLIZZARD. President J, J. Hill and Superlnten dent Ward In the Snow Near St. Paul Snow Plows Sent to Their Assistance, St. Paul, Doc. 24. J. J. Hill and Superintendent Ward and a Bpeclal train are fighting their way hero over tho Great Northern in a terrific bliz zard. Extra snow plows have been sent to their assistance. Frederick Weyerhauser, the multi-millionaire lumber king, is critically ill at his residence here. Dinner for 2500 Cold Men. New York, Dec, 24. Twenty-five hundred cold and hungry wanderers will bo made glad tomorrow by "Big Tim" Sullivan, representative-elect from the eighth congressional district and his nephew, Alderman Timothy P. Sullivan, In tho Bowery head quarters of the Timothy D, Sullivan Association preparations have been completed for a Christmas dinner,, at which all tho indigent residents of tho district will bo welcome. The arrangements Include a typical ChrlatmaB repast and glfta of warm stockings and knit glove3 to each at tendant. For the mammoth feast thero have been ordered 20000 pounds of turkey, 2000 rainco pies, barrels or apples and cranberries, bread, cakes, nuts and plum pudding In proportion. The Dinner Was Not a Very Comfort able Meal, Although They Had Fine Venison. The first dinner at Chrlstmus time given in the White House was that which took place In the year lsuu, when John Adams was president and thrifty Abigail, his wife, sat at the head of tho table as hostess. It was not a comfortable ineal. although a splendid haunch of venison, the gift of Mrs. Washington, graced the board, and the country people of what Mrs. Adams called "tho City in the Wilderness," had generously contrib uted gifts of all sorts to make the feast as toothsome as might be. Tne discomfort lay In the fact that the occupants of the White House round reflected in their residence evldedce of the tame haste that characterized the new government. Th reception after dinner took place In the oval room, which at that tlmo was barely inhabitable. The sur roundings of the executlvo mansion were about as desolate as could bo Imagined. On all sides was a deep moras covered with alder bushes. The sidewalks wore laid with chips from the stones with which the capl tol was built. A wooden bridge span ned Black Tiber Creek, and low, two fctory houses, also built of wood, were tho residences of the congressmen. Colorado Will Elect a Republican Senator to Succeed Teller. Denver. Dec. 24. The state can vassing board by a voto of three to two this morning, seated the repub' lican contestant to the house of rop resentatlves, thus insuring the elec tlon of a 1 epubllcun senator to suc ceed Teller. TEN YEARS IN SING SING. Detective Sharkey Said to Have Kill ed Nick Fish in a Drunken Row. New York, Dec. 24. Detective Sharkey this morning was sentenced to 10 years in Sing Sing by Justice Davy, tor killing millionaire Fish. Delivery Window Open Xmai. Postmaster Llvermor" announces that the money order window at the postofflce will be open tomorrow Christmas from 9 to 10 o'clock for the purpose of handing out register ed packages. Mrs. Tingley Denies Charges. San Diego, Cal., Dec. 24. Mrs, Katharine Tingley, testifying In her suit against the Los Angeles Times for alleged libel, denied that women inmates of the Universal Brother hood Institution at Point Loma were abused to the point of death and kept at hard labor; that insane ceremonies took place; that Inmates were kept in guarded cclU; that children were kept on the verge of starvation; that It was a practice for inmates to go In sufficiently clad and "lu their nights robes to a place known as sacred ground; that Immoral and improper practices existed. Asked to define her suffering caused by the publication, Mrs, Tingley an swercd; "Mentally, with aprehenslon, with constant insomnia, which great ly Impaired ray work, and I have not ueeu doing naif as much worK as 1 had done before." The constitution of tho brother hood was admitted as evidence. It provides that the leader or head shall hold office for life or until resigna tion; (hat there shall be a cabinet of 13 norsons and various comraiuees over the acts of which the head shall exercise a veto. Celebrate Christmas. Rome, Dec. 24 The pope conduct ed a celobratlon of Christmas eve with a high mass tonight. He bore tho fatiguing ceremonies well. Offered by the Governor of Mississip pi for White Cappers. Jnckson. Miss,, Dec. 24. Governor Longlno this morning issued a procln mation offering $.r00 reward each Tor the arrest nnd conviction of white cappers In any part of tho state. TIMBER LAND ACT REPEAL SENATOR QUARLES IN LEAGUE WITH GRABBERS President and Secretary of Interior Favor Abolishing the Law Wash ington Man Receives Word That Western Senators Will Fight Against Repeal. Wallace, Idaho, Dec. 24. Keen In terest Is being taken by tho Coeur d'Alene peoplo In the action of tho na tional government on tho bill Intro duced by Senator Quarles to repeal the stone and timber act. It Is said by local business men that If tho act Is repealed It will have a bad effect on Idaho. The Information given out hero ac cuses Senator Quarles of being in league with tho "Wisconsin lumber companies In providing a way for the Eastern lumber companies to come West and securo tho timber lands of Idaho, Washington and Oregon. The Wisconsin timber tracts havo given out and tho stono and timber act Is no longer a protection to thoso peo ple. A. W. Porloy. an O. R. & N. engineer, running from Tekoa, Wash., to Wallace, has written to Senator A. G, Foster and Congressman W. L. Jones nsklng thorn to work for tho defeat of tho Quartos bill In their answers Mr. Foster does not commit himself, but Mr. Jones says: A. W. Perley, Tekoa, Wash Your favor of December 0 at hand and contents noted, and I beg to ns Bure you that I am giving this mat ter considerable thought. I have been Inclined against tho repeal of thoso laws, but tho president and the secretary of tho Interior aro very anxious that thoy should be repealed, on the ground of sonio frauds thoy claim havo been perpetrated. I can not sco why, if frauds havo been committed, tho department can not punish tho guilty parties by cancel ling their entries or holding up pat ents, etc. I must havo moro ovldnnco than has been presented boforo I sup port these matters, and I certainly shall take Into consideration the ar guments presented by you. "W. L. JONES. Mr. Foster's letter to Mr. Perloy says; "I am of the opinion that your sug gestion that the bill may not he act ed on during tho present session may be complied with. I now havo up with the commissioner of tho general land office the question of rights of the settlers and ontrymcn with refer ence to the proposed law, and shall be glad. to give you further Informa tion on the subject." OREGON LEGISLATURE SHOULD TAKf. ACTION, New Compulsory School Law to be Introduced Present Laws not En forced Attorney Will i-dss on Bills to be Proposed by Labor. Portland, Dec. 24. Tho Rev. S. 8. Wise, representing tho Stnte board of charities and correction, hold a conference last evening with Q, Y. Harry, president of tho state federa tion of labor, rolatlvo to a bill being prepared providing for the abolition of child labor In Oregon. Both organizations aro working jointly on the proposed incisure, and one of tho principal Ideas which Is being kept In view Is to draft a law that will not admit of violation with Impunity. Laws Inefficient it Ih pointed out that several of tho Eastern Htntes havo child labor laws, which do not provo effective, notable among which Ih lVmntiyl vanla. Boys of tehder ago, and cvon girls In some Instances, are employed about tho mines, and nil ports of methods aro resorted to In order to evndo tho law. Its overy little weak ness Is taken advnntngo of by the em ployer, nnd quite frequently by tho parents who nre. over-zonloue In hav ing tholr children become self-supporting at tho time that they should bo In school. Educate Children. The bill that will bo Introduced ho foro tho Oregon legislature will can fnln educatlounl features, making It compulsory for children between cer tain ages to attend school. Thoro Is a law of this kind already on tho stat ute books, but It Is not very rigidly enforced. Sovernl of tho bills which organized labor Ib taking an active Interest In aro now prepared and have boon sub mitted to an attorney, who will In- qulro Into their constitutionality. Other bills aro being framed, and will be ready to Introduce shortly after tho convening or tho Btato lawmakers. SUE8 HIS ACCUSERS. Baker County Man Aggrieved at In Jury, 8eeks $10,000 Redress. Ddkor City, Dec. 24.- Frank Wal luce, who was arrested on tho C'an yon City road In November, having lu charge a carload of thoroughbrod bucks, stolen from the O. II. & N. HtockyardH nt this plnco, has sued for $10,000 damages for false Imprison ment and defamation of character. C. B, Durhln nnd G. J. Parker, two l'i eminent sheepmen 0r this county, cnusad his arreut and he has brought suit against thum for the nbovo amount. Wallnco was trlod for Iho theft of tho shoop, and ncqultted by tho jury. Ho uorvftd 17 dnyti In Jail while wait ing to securo bondsmen, and feols that tho Injury to his business sus tained through the wide publicity of tho erlmo of which ho was wrongfully accused. Is worth this snug sum. BAKER COUNTY ASSOCIATION. Irrigatlonlsts Organize and Elect Of ficers, Baker City, Dec. 24 At tho organi zation of tho county Irrigation asso ciation, held In this city yesterday: ('Veiling, N. C. Haskell was -fleeted president, C. II. Btultor secretary, and W 8. I,votia treasurer. 8horter Day for Mlllmen. La Orundo, Dec, 24, The Grande Hondo Lumber Company has more logs In tho rlrer than evor before at this tltno of year, the quantity being about 8,000,000 feet. It Is tho Inten tion to have In between 18 and 20 mil lion feet for next season's run. After January 1 tho company will reduce the working hours from 11 to 10 hours per day, with tho samo rato of pay. Tho now schedule of work will be from 7 to 12 and from 1 to e. Killed In Wreck. 1j& Grande. Dec. 24. Among tho killed in the great wreck on tho Southern Pacific railway at Byron, Cal., last Saturday, In which there were 23 persons killed, appears me name of Charles Vernon, who nt one time resided in La Grande, and His son Walter'ls reported badly injured. A Big Contract La Grande, Dec. 24, The Grande Honde Lumbar company, at reiry tin h rnntmct tor aUDDlylBfr lumbar fr,,. ihn now mill at isiana uitr. Kit- contract calls for 320,000 feet and nhlnmenta havo already been started. Work on the mill framo at Island City will be commenced this week. Itlpo raBpberrlrs are yet to be found In tho orchards near Itoeeburic. CRACKHR CHEEK PACTS North Pole mine was offered for sale three years ago for $600,000. It has 5000 feet on tho mother lode. It s now worth twenty million dol lars. The South Pole mine adjoins, ba, 4941 rest on the Bataa lode, hhi tlx tunnels, amounting to 200 teai, M in ore. We expect within less (baa three years' work to have a mine as valuable as North Pole Is today. South Polo 'stock Is selling at lb cents until about January 1st Buy before the price raises. See Gahagan at Hartmin Abstract office, Pendleton, ore.