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TnnlEht cloudv nnd threaten
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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, JANUARY 3, 1903.
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ral Thousand Miners
h Been Refused Work
ce the Strike Closed."
REAL CAUSE OF
THE COAL FAMINE.
i Have Always Taken Holidays
Did Not Know They Were Ex
to Work Men Have Dally
Ut Operators for Work.
3. President Johu
Ln nf fim United Mine Workers
berica today Issued a statement
lain? miners not woriung tnrougn
b-t-ra thev have always taken
Eniifiavn nnrt dirt not know they
WoynartnA tn work. Hn states that
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iharge of Ingratitude toward tne
E. u hpine made acatnst tne mm-
l"v thnm whn would m alien them.
Eg to divert the attention of the
ie from the real cause of the coal
I'. . . . . .
Be statement closes aB ioiiowb
I truth Is, sevoral thousand miners
( been refused the privilege or
Uns ai all since tne -ciose 01 ine
is althouch they have dally im
lined the companies to permit
tn rntiirn tn thp nlaees they OC-
fed prior to the Inauguration of
ther Scientist Who Believes Bell's
wovery Will Solve Aerial Navl
bw Y"rk. Jan. 3. William A. Ed
who is well known in connection
kite-flyinK investigations, has
essfully experimented, says a dis-
from Bayonne. N. J., to the
Bd, with an aeroplane similar to
one by which Alexander Graham
recently made the discovery that
aim to announce that the flying
nine of the future would be of
ttype. Mr. Eddy's experiment was
rorroboration of Professor Bells
Iment that an aeroplane kite could
nade that would carry the weight
r motor and a man, and thus solve
problem of aerial navigation.
a result of his experiments, Mr.
asserts, that Professor Bell's
every will revolutionize fiylnc ma
LARGE FORCE LANDED.
fckadlng Warships Took All Vene
Belan Vessels From Inner Harbor
Berto Cauello, Jan. 3. The block'
K warships of the allied powers
f H Venezuelan vessels from the
fer harbor here yesterday. They
poraruy landed a large force on
wharf. There was no 'flrinc nor
(demonstration. Great excitement
llroused by this action.
MPSY TO BE EXECUTED.
j Elephant Stood 500 Men at
"Yesterday Owners Decide Up-
York, Jan. 3. Topsy, the big
i wno nas killed more men
, U I" V.UI(41UJ,
w oxocutcd at noon tomorrow.
m sun men at bay for five
fS VM(AF1n TT 1 1 .)
f ' h away, but failed.
To Entertain th BncMi
aenta reception day before yes-
marked the real opening of the
season In Washington and from
?: "ntll lent the ball will be kept
"'"lug at a lively rate. Tonight the
'cabinet dinner takes place, Sec
r of state and Mrs. Hay being
J fMta, The dinner Is given In
S V o President and the guests
Z c'UlJe besides the chief execu-MrB-
r1'11 Md Mrs. Knox ,the Secretary
Treasury and Mrs. Shaw and
members of the cabinet circle.
Btrii. I'"0 Gera' Dylnfl-
3,Jrh,s "P Klg
S m,. . ?axony Is slowly sinking,
itaffi clana flay thttt deat may
ii r2 ihe courts, thus leaving
. emng Princess Louise queen. ,
PROMINENT EDUCATORS MEET.
Heads of State University Now In
Session in the National Capital.
Washington, D. C, Jan. 2. Of
tho educational meetings and confer
ences held fr6m one end of the coun
try to the other during the present
week probably none exceeds in Inter
est and importance the meeting of the
National Association of State Univer
sities, which began Its sessions at
tho Ebbitt House today. It is the reg
ular annual meeting of the body and
the purpose is to discuss educational
matters from the viewpoint of the
country at largo.
The wide scope of the association's
efforts is displayed in the schedule
of topics aranged for discussion. In
cluded in the list are the following:
"Schools of Mines and State Universi
ties;" "Methods of Correcting or
eliminating Idle or Unprofitable Uni
versity Students;" "Intercollegiate
Tthletlcs and Official University Con
trol;" "The Regulation of Attendance
on Religious Exercises in State Uni
versities;" "How May the Cecil
Rhodes Scholarships be Made Useful
Some of the prominent participants
In tho conference are President Jos
eph Swain, of Swarthmore College;
President B. P. Barrings, of the Uni
versity of Virginia; President William
O. Thompson, of Ohio State Univer
sity; President Frank Strong, of the
University of Kansas; President Web
ster Merrlfield, of the University of
North Dakota; President E. A. Blrge,
of the University of Wisconsin; Pres
ident W. Li. Prather, of the University
of Texas; President Charles' w. Dab
ney, of the Univeristy of Tennessee
President G. E. McLean, of the Uni
versity of Iowa; President James A.
McLean, of the University of Idaho
President W. L. Bryan, of the Unlver
slty of Indiana; President P. P. Ven
able, of tho University of North Caro
lina, and President Cyrus Northrop,
of the University of Minnesota.
LIEU LAND F
Land Board Can Plead Igno
rance, Fraud or Careless
ness in Transactions,
TRIED TO USE SAME BASE
LAND THREE TIMES.
IS THE TRUE ASIATIC PLAGUE
ALL DOUBT ENDED AS TO
DISEASE AT MAZATLAN
Outbreak Grows More Virulent and
Panic Slezes the People Cordons
Guard Inland Towns,
Mazatlan, Mexico, Jan. 3. There Is
no longer tho slightest doubt that the
disease now afflicting this city is gen
ulne Asiatic plague, for microscopic
Investigation proves that bubonic pest
bacilli are in the blood of those af-
flicted with the disease. The plague
has grown virulent within the last 48
hours, and the alarm, which had begun
in some measure to abate, has return
ed with Increased strength. The peo
ple are fleeing from the city at the
rate of 300 per day, and some 5000
have already gone.
It Is a remarkable fact that more
than 60 per cent of the persons af
flicted are women.
The news of the recrudescence of
the plague at this port has reached
the interior towns of the state, and Is
causing a panic. Cordons of armed
men have been placed around the
towns to prevent the entrance of any
one from this place.
Pretender Enters Fez.
Madrid, Jan. 3. A telegram re
ceived from Fez says the pretender to
the Moroccan throne has entered tne
capital and met with a favorable reception.
BAKER COUNTY MURDERER.
Fresh Evidence of His Depravity Com
Ing to Light Continually.
Almost daily new evidence of a
damaging character, is being brought
to light against Pies Armstrong, con
fined in the county jifll upon a charge
of having murdered Miss Minnie Ens
mlnger, at Haines, Christmas morn
ing. The deed, one of tho most blood
thirsty In the annals of Eastern Ore
gon crime, has attracted widespread
attention over the entire coast and
while the first deep grief of the com
munity has given way to more quiet
feeling that the law will take only
the right course, the murderer's case
and actions are being watcned ty
Whon arrested Armstrong was
heard to murmur that he would like
to have gotten several more, meaning,
it is thought, that he desired the lives
of other members of the Ensminger
family because the head of the house
had opposed his attentions to ' the
Despite the many ravorame tnmgs
heard of Armstrong, It must be ad
mitted that he is exceptionally Ignor
ant Ho is well knit, strong and large
of stature, but all this Is lost wnen u
Is known that he can not read, and
to sign his name is one of tho hardest
tasks. Baker City Herald.-
Department of Interior Has Ordered
Rigid Investigation All Land Of
fice Records Will Be Carefully Ex
amined. Washington, Jan. 3. The new com
missioner of the general land office,
has set about tho first thing to ascer
tain whether the Oregon state land
board is corrupt, whether it is Ignor
ant or whether It Is merely careless In
the extreme. For some time Mr.
Richards has, as assistant commis
sioner, been looking Into lieu selec
tions made by the state, and has final
ly concluded that one of threo condi
tions exists among state officials in
charge of state school lands.
On one cay December 29 last he
canceled six invalid lieu selections
filed, by the state. These erroneous
selections have been coming tn for
some time, and are not decided until
they come up for approval. Many
cancellations preceded those of the
29th, and from present appearances,
ethers are to follow in which there
may be no doubt as to facts.
Tried to Use Same Base Thrice.
The persistence with which the
state offered successively threo Inval
id bases In order to make lieu selec
tion of one tract, leads to tho sus
picion that the state may have al
leady granted apparent rights to some
individual to the land, when, In fact,
the state had not such right, not hav
ing acquired title.
This practice is more or less com
mon, and to determine the facts Com
missioner Richards has ordered an
examination to determine whether or
iiot any timber has been cut from the
same under color of a right conferred
by this attempted state selection. If
timber has been removed, the party
so removing it is liable to the value of
tho timber cut, and will be required
to reimburse tho government Wheth
er or not. he can recover fro mthe
state is a matter the department canr
Ignorance or Fraud.
The blundering manner In which
state selections In Oregon have been
made leads to the conclusion that
there is either inexcusable ignorance
on the part of the public officials or
there is a bold attempt at fraud.
made in the hope that lax methods
in wasmngton win permit of suc
It may be said now that the new
commissioner is thoroughly versed In
land law and land practices, will be
able to deal with all such selections
hereafter made, and will be heartily
backed up by Secretary Hitchcock,
ITALY BACKS OUT.
Steamer Captain Charged with
Giving Information to the
GENERAL MAKES PROTEST.
Captain of Zulata Got Permission tot
Laiiti Passengers in Maracalbo Har
bor Gave Signals to Gunboat Pan
ther. New York, Jan. 3. Captain Terrill,
of the Red Line steamer Zulata, has
been suspended from duty charged
with having violated tho neutrality
laws and with the allegtffl responsi
bility of having given a German, gun
boat information which led to the
capture of tho Venezuelan gunboat
Miranda on December 20, In Marncnl
An Investigation is being made that
may lead to strained relations be
tween the United States and Venezue
la. Tho Venezuelan consul-general
has notified President Castro and has
made a formal protest.
The story Is that the Zulata receiv
ed permission to land passengers and
made arrangements to give certain
signals whereby the German Panther
would know if the Miranda was In
port. When she sailed out the crew
lowered stern lights. The Panther
immediately rushed in and made the
capture. Captain Terrill denies the
Quotations Furnished by the Coe
Commission Company I. C. Major
Local Manager, Room 4, Associa
Chicago, Jan. 2.
Chlcrfgo, Jan. 3.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
May "75-H 75
July 724 72H
May 44 420
July 42 42
May 33 33
January 1785 1730
May 1622 1605
Minneapolis, Jan. 3.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
May 73 73i
July 74 74
New York, Jan. 3.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
New York, Jan. 3. The following has
been given out for the next flvo days:
Reserves On all deposits, Inclus
On all deposits other than U. S., In
Loans, inclusive, $30,600.
Specie, inclusive, $1,264,400.
Legals, inclusive, $4,180,C00.
Deposits; inclusive, $7,161,400.
Circulation, Inclusive,. $48,800.
Wheat In Chicago.
Chlcngo, Jan. 3. Wheat 74
75 cents per bushel.
Toy Pistols Cause Death.
Norfolk, Va., Jan. 3. Ten deaths of
children from lockjaw have occurred
since Christmas. Toy pistols with a
new kind of chemical explosive enp.
Is the causo.
State Department Gives That
Country Ten Days to Close
OTHERWI8E ALL NEGOTIA
TIONS WILL COME TO END.
0TO DEFER RETIREMENT.
Justice Shlras Will Walt a Year
That Taft Can Remain In Charge
Washington, Jan. 3. Justice Shlras
of the supreme court has been per
suaded to defer his retirement a year
in order to allow Governor Taft, who
is to be his successor, to remain
year longer in charge of the Philip
pines. The announcement was .made
today by a prominent business man
of Manila, after having a conference
with Secretary Root.
Does Not Want to Have an Exhibit at
the St. Louis Fair.
Rome, Jan. 3. The European com
missioner of the St. Louis exposition
has failed to Induce Italy to agree
to exhibit. Ambassador Myer Is try
ing to reopen negotiations.
Robbers Secure $5000.
Galesburg, Jan. 3. Five men broke
Into the First National Bank at Ab
ingdon, gagged the watchman .blew
open the vault, got $5000 and escaped
The watchman was discovered at 6
o clock this morning.
Head End Collision.
Erie, Pa.. Jan. .3. Two frnielit
trains on the Nickel Plate railroad
met In a head-end collision this
morning. The engineer was killed and
the brakeman was fatally Injured.
Guards at Patrol.
Scranton. Pa.. Jan. 3. Guards to.
day are on patrol In, the vicinity of
the Olyphant mine cave-in. In order to
give timely warning f signs .of anoth
er cave-in occur.
Detroit. Jan. 3. Virginia Harned.
wife of actor' Sothorn. sustained on
Injury of the spine this mornln? by a
fall. Jt will necessitate a cancella
tion of all engagements this season.
She will be removed to New York.
Effort Will be Made to Get Legisla
ture to Legalize Practice.
Portland, Ore., Jan. 3. The osteo
paths of the state have formed an or
ganization that they may the better
Induce the legislature to give them
the legal right to practice In Oregon
The Oregon State Association of Os
teopathy was formed at tho Imperial
hotel with this end In view. Of the 45
practitioners of this school in tho
state, 30 were present at the meeting,
and each one promised to do all lu
his power to further the adopting of
the California statuto in regard to
osteopathy by the new legislature.
The association was formally organ
ized and the following officers elect
ed: W. A. Rogers, Portland, president;
J. Ja. Anderson, The Dalles, vice-president;
It. B. Northrup, Portland, sec
retary; Gertrude Gates, Portland,
The practice of osteopathy now is
legally carried on In 23 states, and
us ionowers in uregon have so in
creased that they considered the time
ripe for their school to bo legalized
WANTS TO BUY A TITLE
Morgan Offers to 8ettle $15,000,000
Upon His Daughter When She Mar.
ries a Nobleman.
rarjs, Jan. 3. The newspaper Crl
de Paris today prints a story to the
St Paul's New Coast Service.
Chicago, 111., Jan. 3, The new nas-
senger service between Chlcaeo. not.
orado and California, to be operated
by the Chicago, Milwaukee & St.
Paul, the Union Pacific and the South
ern Pacific roada, was- Inaugurated
today. The service provides for threo
trains out or Chicago over the St.
Paul dally. Tho first of these l a
now Chicago-Omaha Jraln, leaving
Chicago at 9:35 a. m, and arriving at
Omaha at 10:45 p. m. The other two
trains, which are to carry the coast
service, leave Chicago as heretofore,
6 p. m. and 10: 30 p. m.
ANOTHER CUAND TRUNK WREG
EXPRESS COLLIDES WITH
FREIGHT IN TUNNEL,
Engineer Was Killed Two Trainmen
Seriously Injured No Passengers
StCatherlnc, Ont., Jan. 3. The ex
press easttound flyor on the Grand
Trunk this morning collided with
freight in the Merriton tunnel. Tho
engineer was killed and two train
men were seriously Injured. Tho
passengers were nil uninjured.
TWO ROBBERS ARRE8TED.
Believed to 'Be Men Who Blew Vault
Quincy. 111.. Jan. 3. Two men be
lleved to be tho. Ablngton bank rob
bers were arrested horo at noon. They
attempted to draw revolvors. but
were overpowered. Eighteen hum!
red dollars was found on their per
sons. The other robbors nro unnnnrn.
i r 1
SAME OLD STORY.
effect that J. Plerpont Morean In tn,
Ing to arrange tho marrlago of his
rTnif fvtii A ir n Vn..L 1. , -
has offered to make a settlement otlL I' 1Ma"ha 1 p- Wilder,
Jin ooo nnn hr '-LXhoraa. Scnbrooko, Marie Cahlii nmi
BanK President Commits RnlrM-
After Using $80,000 of the Fundi.
bliverton, Colo.. Jan. 3. James
KODins, president of tho Sllvorton
fcanK, wa8 round dead thin morning
wnn a nuilet In his brain, hnvlnr-
wmmiueg HUlcidO. Ho Is hnllnvnrf
to have used $80,000 of thn hnnV'a
funds In developing a mlno to help
uui. a muiiu. raiiure to real zn rrnm
me venture caused the act.
Benefit for Marie Dressles,
Now York, Jan. 2. Tho hnnnfl in
he given to ario Dressier; at tho Vic
iuna w eater tomorrow promises to
be one of tho hlctreHt
kind over given In New York. The
popular actress has been 111 with ty
phoid for many weeks and In nniv
now convnleBclnc. Oscar
6toIn has given tho freo
.....w uuu uiuuy prominent players
have volunteered tholr
msivirv il . i n '
"JwiiK iiiu IlUUIUUr HT1V "nmn ornn
Edna Wallace Hopper, Peter F, Datley
College Fencers Meet
New York. Jan. 3 Thn nni
ed Intercollegiate fnnrino- no
la holding Its first meeting bore today
fJ ih0 PuT?e ' Axing the dates
for the championship and other tour
naments to bo held this spring under
b a auaplces of tho association, The
institutions renresnntnrl nro rni..
bla, West Point. Annannlls ir,n,..j
Yale, Cornell and tho University of
Won nOnlnHl. tl .
" "PPeara probable
that March 21 and the Now York Ath.
Jetlc Club will bo decldod upon aB
the date and place for holding tha an
nual Intercollegiate championship,
The Nicaragua Route Will be Chosen
Instead Columbia Demands $600,
000 More Rental' Per Year Than Is
Washington, D. C, Jan. 3. It Is re
ported hero In official circles that the
state department Is preparing to lssu
an ultimatum to Colombia requesting
a reply In 10 days, otherwise all nego
tiations for tho Panama route will
como to end nnd the Nlcaraguan
route will bo chosen.
Colombia, after all the minor de
tails had nlready been agreod upon
demanded a half million moro rental
por annum than tho United States be
lieved fair. In addition to this Her
i en has never been given full author
ity necessary to conduct final nego
tiations. A Conference With Herren.
Secretary Hay held a long confer
ence with Sonor Herren this morning.
Afterwards it was announced that all
minor details were agreed on. The
rental demanded by Colombia Is $650,
A concctslon, giving tho United
Slates ownership of tho railway at
tho end of 60 years, is Included, Co
lombia claims that tho rovenuo deriv
ed from the railway Is $200,000 annu
ally and that tho lighthouse fees, har
borage and docking fees at Colon and
Panama amount to $450,000. All this
will bo pocketed by tho United States
In caso she gets the ownership of the
railway and canal. Socrotary Hay,
whon the matter was placed In this
light, admitted the justice of the claim
and stops will be taken Immediately
to verify tho figures.
QUAY IS ANGRY.
Will Force an Extra Session of Con
Washington, Jan. 3. Senator Ouay
nays thnt unless the omnibus state
hood hill is passed an extra cession of
congress will bo forced upon the
LIST OF JURORS.
Names Drawn by Sheriff for January
Following nro tho names of the men
drawn by tho sheriff nnd pniint
clerk to servo on tho Jury durlner tha
January term of court:
J. IL Drown. JtinlDOr: Joe Haalnr
Pendleton; Louis Hasen. TTnlnn !
Thomas Cnmpboll. Pendleton; Clint
Hodgen, Valloy; William Anderson,
Milton; J. M. Hicks. Weston: n V.
Vansciver, Juniper; D. J. Pholps, Mil
ton; Robert Walker, Vansyclo; Moses
Taylor, Weston; F. M. Hondloy. Pen
dleton; James Terry, Uklah; Charles
Smith, Vinson: M. McCrackon. Piw
Rock; William Mills, Juniper; W. J.
Chostoln, Valley: D. B. Onrtrlll Pn.
dleton; John M. TlannlRtnr wAa ,-..,.
J. D. Swltzlcr, Umatilla; E. P. Mar
shall, Pendleton; Frank King. Juni
per; John McPhall, Adams; J o
Prltchett, Milton; F. J. Jackson. AtW
r.a; L. L. Rogers, Adams; Horbort
Doylen, Pilot Rock: 8. F. iTvatt wr,.
tpln; D E. Jones, Willow Springs;
James Monns, Umatilla; Thopins h
Court convenes on tha inth inn.n
Tho docket Is not very lengthy.
Wheat In San Franclacc
San Francisco. Jan a wi,o.t.
$1.36 per cental.
CRACKER CREEK PACTS
North Polo mlna
sale three years ago for $600.eM. M
has 6000 feet on the mother lode.
It IS DOW WOHh tw.nt. mITH. --J
The South Pols mlna. all.. ku
4941 feet on the Bame lode, baa att
tunnels, amounting to 2100 feet rdi
In ore. We nimwi iaU
three years' work tn ha .
valuable aa North Pole is today.
South Pole stock la aelllng at M
cents until about Jannary 1st
uu ueiuro iut price raisea.
See Sahaaan at Hartman il.i..
offfce, ftmfleten, Ore, w