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Eastern Oregon Weather
Tonight and Tuesday fair
J5c A WtiiR-
PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OltEGON, 31 OX DAY, JANUARY 5, 1903.
Lelan Capital is Cut Off
AH the Other Cities of
lEPORTED TO BE IN
A CONDITION OF PANIC.
from La Guayra Say That the
fcn Allies Are Giving Open As-
ice to the Rebels Castro In
hurra. Jan. 5. Three columns
Is are within eight miles of
this morning. All telegraph
Id railways are destroyed, and
Is practically cut off from all
illy Is reported to bo In a con-
If panic. Many claim that the
ire giving open assistance to
lels. President Castro's posi-
BIDS FOR MIGHTY CRUISERS.
Opened at the Navy Department the
Two Ships Will Cost $6,000,000
Washington, D. C, Jan. 5. Bids for
the construction of tho two most pow
erful armored cruisers ever designed
for the United States navy wcre,open
cd at the Navy department today and
within a day or two It Is probable the
result will lie announced and the con
tracts awarded. It Is said the bidding
for the construction of these ships has
been unusually active, proposals hav
ing been received from nearly every
concern In tho country having a plant
capable or turning out a warship of
the desired type.
Tho two ships will cost not less
than $6,000,000 each and will be the
costliest vessels In tho navy, the price
greater by several hundred thousand
dollars than that of the heaviest bat
tleship. The cruisers will bo known
as the Tennessee and the Washing
ton, and are the vessels about which
a disagreement arose in tho board of
construction as, to whether power
should bo sacrificed to speed. A neg
ative decision was reached.
The yards awarded the contracts
will receive from the government not
less than $4,000,000 each for the con
struction of hulls and machinery, and
the armor factories will receive prac
tically the remainder. Nearly two
years' time was devoted by the' ex
perts to the designs for these cruis
ers, and it will be at least three years j
before they are completed.
OPPOSES FILIPINO CHURCH
IRE HOLIDAY RECESS
Senator Lodge of Massachusetts Introduces a Bill Suspend
ing All Duties on Coal for Ninety Days,
Congressman Hull Asks Consent to Present a Bill Creating a General Mil.
Itary Staff In the Army.
nt Mitchell Meets the Mem.
sf Anthracite Commission.
aelpbla, Jan. 5. The anthra-
bike commission, President
kltchell and several operators
orneys arc coming .hero today
a conference preliminary to
pening of tho anthracite con
i hearing. Judge Gray expects
i be no session today as sev
fcereated parties cannot aVrlve
of China Approves Plans to
Funds for War Indemnity.
pa, Wash., Jan. &. renin aa
ky that the Empress Dowager
iroved the plans for establish'
-tional Chinese lottery to raise
ds for liquidating the war In
Among Gopher State Officials
aul, Minn., Jan. 5. Lieutenant
fcr Ray W. Jones, State Audi-
Iverson and C. A. Pldgeon,
the supreme court, the three
Re officials, chosen at the last
were inducted Into office
Governor Van Sant and the
ate officials chosen for an-
irm were also sworn Into office,
emoules were conducted In the
chamber of the state capltol
! and were witnessed by many
rs, Including members of the
pre, which assembles tomor-
to Judge Corn and Stock.
Ia., ,-s.n. 5. Somo of the
pwn and most successful live-
breeders and corn-growers of
c attending ihe corn nnd live
ning school which began its
juway at the state agrlcul
pse. The courses of instiuc-
cover two weeks. Tho
e Is to afford stock feeders
l"y of learning whnt varie.
arc best suited to their
uq to Instruct farmon In
1 or tho stockmen.
P Going to Relieve Wilds.
Nton, I). C, Jan. E. Rear Ad
'P II, Cooper will leave
Q6 tlGXf ffiw rlova frt atinnflfll
Nral Wildes In the command
mern division of the Asiat-Jn-
Rear Admiral Conner's
Bmsna is considered a very do-
s tne time of Rear Ad-
TUBS, nOW in Qlinrnmn strtnt-
the station, expires In less
er, and when ho rntnrna Ail.
Per Will RllOrfPrt Mm nu nun.
r of the whole Asiatic fleet.
the Metal Trades.
'Si Pa Jftn. n .T rna imnao
m of X. IT. PIvnn ,nQn,ol
tT American Federation of
Iron ....r6 UL miireiiuniauvea
"J? crafts was beenn hRm to.
4l!, JJUrposo of settling Juris-
alsPUtes nvolvlnrr H. 1ml
WILL NOT ALLOW THEM TO
POSSESS CATHOLIC PROPERTY
Has Issued Instructions to the Police
to Prevent New Organization From
Taking Forceable Possession of
Property of Mother Church.
Washington, Jan. B. In a supple
mental report to the annual report,
Governor Taft opposes the recently
established Filipino independent
Catholic church, which was organized
In opposition to the Roman Catho
Taft has Iscued Instructions to tho
police that they must try to prevent
tl'O followers of the new faith from
forcible taking possession of Roman
Catholic property. They must also
protect the new church In holding any
1 ropcrty to -which it has good title.
GRANT'S PA88 LABOR UNIONS.
8ltan Will ihrfi..i.
v 'i: 6.-A special from
eaY th,VuUa,n of Morocco
to abd pnfo in .
n o'accIalme1 whenever
n tho streets of Fez.
Will Establish Co-operative
Grant's Pass, Jan. B. Grant's Pass
Federated Trades Union and the'varl
ous organizations of labor here are
preparing to establish a co-operative
store, similar to those In vogue In
the eastern and middle states, that
are controlled by tho Grange, Farm
ers' Alliance and Patrons of Husband
ry. Stock Is being liberally taken up
by the members of the local organiza
tions, and ty the citizens of the coun
ty, and those who have the matter
In charge feel confident they will have
no trouble In getting a store started.
Only groceries will bo handled at first
but It Is tho Intention of the prompt
ers to branch out and handle all lines
of merchandise. The combining of all
tho Grant's Pass stores and n mutual
agreement to keep prices at a high
mark Is tho labor organizations' rea
fjon for establishing a co-operative
AWAITING AN ANSWER.
Washington, Jan. B. A large repre
sentation was present when the sen
ate opened and the galleries were fill
ed. The senate lost no time In get
ting to business.
Hoar gave notice that Immediately
after routine business tomorrow
morning, he would speak on the anti
In tho house the galleries were al
most empty, scarcely a quorum of
members being present, when Hen
derson dropped tho gavel.
John A. Tull, of Iowa, the chairman
of the military affairs committee, ask
ed unanimous consent to present for
consideration the bill to create a gen
eral Btaff of the army. Richardson, of
Tennessee, was the only objector. The
house proceeded to consider tho ques
tion. Hull said the bill was unani
mously indorsed by the committee on
military affairs and that it was for
the purpose of concentrating the sev
eral staff departments under one
Bartlett, of Georgia, wanted to know
if it wasn't for the purpose of dis
placing General Miles as commander
of tho army. Hull replied that the
term commander of tho army was
nothing but a myth and that Miles
had no authority to issue any order
unless by direction of the president
or secretary of war. There was only
one commander In chief the presi
dent. At 2 o'clock Henderson announced
a quorum present and, adjournment
was taken. The bill will bo unfinish
ed business- before the house next
r.iispension day. As there will bp no
suspension day until the last three
days of the session, enemies of the
bill are triumphant today.
Hull was not caught napping, how
ever, and offered a rule to bo consid
ered tomorrow to make tho bill In
regular order Immediately after the
adoption of the rule. Tho reason for
tho fight will therefore come tomor
row. Lodge, of Massachusetts, introduc
ed a bill for the suspension of duties
on coal for 90 days. Culberson, of
Texas, offered a bill removing tho
duty on anthracite. Piatt, of Connec
ticut, objected and declared that
there was no duty on anthracite. The
resolution went over.
Among the nominations sent to the
senate today was that of William
Estes, of Minnesota, to be consul to
Antlqua, West Indies; Hugh Pltcalrn,
now consul, to become consul-general
Proctor, of Vermont, unsuccessful
ly strove to have a day fixed for a
vote on tho bill providing for the re
el ganlzation of tho mlHUa. Vest, of
Missouri, offered a resolution placing
anthracite coal on the free list. Al
drlch, of Rhode Island, moved to re
fer the resolution to the committee
cn finance. Vest called for the ayes
and nays. The resolution went over
The omnibus statehood bill came
up, Foraker of Ohio, announcing, that
In the absence of Senator Quay, he
would look after Its Interests. Nel
son, of Minnesota, took the floor In
Representative Fitzgerald of Brook
lyn, Introduced a bill In tho house to
day making It a misdemeanor for any
business firm in the United States to
picture any living person without that.
person's consent, for advertising pur
Quotations Furnished by the Coe
Commission Company I, C, Major
Local Manager, Room 4, Associa
Chicago, Jan. B.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
May 7BV 76
July 72. 72 -
July 42 424
May 33 V4 34
May 1607 1592
Minneapolis, Jan. B.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
Mny v.... 73 74,
July ' 74 74
Now York, Jan. 6,
Wheat Opened. Closed.
Asks for Receiver.
Chicago, Jan. C The American
Steel Company today applied for a
receiver In bankruptcy for the Key
stone Manufacturing Company, ono
of tho largest farm implement con
cerns In America. It has several Im
mense plants. The liabilities are
Trial of Boodler.
St Louis. Jan. B. Charles Kelly,
the alleged boodler, has been called
for trial todny.
II TEN-MILL TAX IS -VOTED
FOR MAINTENANCE OF
PENDLETON PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Union Employes of Railroads Sent
Officials to Get Answer to Demands
for Increase of Pay.
St, Louis, Jan. 5. Committees rep
resenting tho orders of railway train
men and conductors met here lir force
al noon for tho purpose of receiving
the answers of the railways regard
ing their demand for 20 per cent In
crease In wages. The demand was
made December 20th, and will effect
all railways west of Chicago.
TO MAINTAIN BLOCKADE.
England and Germany Arrive at an
Berlin, Jan. 5. It was announced
today that England and Germany ar
rived at an agreement Thursday last
to maintain the Venezuelan blockade
throughout the arbitration negotiations.
200,000 Railway Employes Interested
Material Increase In Pay De
manded. St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 5. A material
Increase in pay for nearly 200,000 rail
road employes of the middle North
west will probably result from tho
conference begun here today by offic
ers and other representatives of four
powerful labor organizations. Tho or
ganizations represented are the Broth
erhood of Locomotive Engineers,
Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen,
Brotherhood of Railroad Tralnmon
and Order of Railway Conductors.
Tho movement for a general ad
vance in wages commenced by the
four organizations somo' time ago. An
(men of success for the movement
was to be found In the mere fact that
for the first time in their history the
four organizations were working In
harmony toward the desired end. At
a joint conference held in Chicago
early In December committees were
appointed to wait upon the railroad
officials and present the demands of
It Is for the purpose of receiving the
reports of these committees that the
present conference Is held. Though
the conference is being held behind
closed doors enough has been learned
i from the participants to give grounds
for tne nopo that an amicable settle
ment will be reached with tho rail-
roads, Somo of the roads have anticl.
pated the demands of the labor or
ganlzatlons by voluntarily Increasing
wages ana others have announced
their Intention to follow suit. While
thesee increases do not quite come up
to the figures asked by the employes,
It Is believed that a compromise satis
factory to both sides will be reached.
Enter Formal Protest.
New York, Jau, B. Agents of the
Red "D." Steamer Line entered a for
mal protest today with Secretary
Hay at Washington, because the
steamer Caracus was not allowed to
land her cargo at La Guayra recently.
POWERS' ACTION 8INI8TER.
United States Likely to Recommend
Appeal to Arbitration?
Washington', Jan. 5. The state de
partment has confirmatory advices
from Pekln of tho declination of the
powers to receive the second Indem
nity Installment on the silver basis.
It Is understood that tho declination
was accompanied by a threat, but the
action Itself Is regarded as sinister.
if, as has been suggested, It Is not
taken with a view to making a record
of the position of tho powers in this
The situation Is regarded .here as
warranting some concern, though, un
less the Washington government Is to
discredit utterly every statement of
the powers in tho past two years,
whenever tho possibility of a divis
ion of China camp. It cannot believe
that there Is any Intention to proceed
to extremes. It is again suggested
that the time is ripe for a reference
of this Complete Issue to The Hague
tribunal, a consummation devoutly
wished for by China, and a cause
which has commended Itself to tho
The United States, which is inter-
rested equally with the other powers
In getting as much money as It can
In the shape of Indemnity, still feels
bound by moral law to support tho
Chinese contention for thc'sllver basis
looking not only upon the language of
the protocols and the Pekln treaty
itseir, uut also having a solicitous re
gard for China's Interest apd perpet
uuy as a nation. The other powors
are united. In demanding a settlement
cn a gold basis. This Is an Issue
which, In the minds of the officials
here. Is eminently adapted to tho
methods of arbitration. So far. China
alone shas suggested a reference to
The Hague tribunal, but It is possible.
and oven probable, if the powers are
going to extremes, iTie United States
government will seom bound to die
charge Its duty under article 27 of
me Hague tribunal and point the
way to arbitration.
California Federation of Labor.
Los Angeles, Cal., Jan. B. The Cal
ifornia State Federation of Labor be.
gan Its third annual convention In thin
city today and will remain In session
until tho end of the week. There Is
a large attendance of delegates from
the local unions of San Francisco,
Oakland, Sacramento, Fresno, Bakers
field, ValleJo and other cities or thn
state. Plans for pushing the work of
organization and prospective legisla
tive measures affecting labor Interests
will occupy the convention. The an
nual report of Secretary Rosenborg
shows a eratlfylnir Increann in mom.
bershlp during the Jast 12 months'. I
Will Raise About $10,000 Which, -With
the $7000 State Fund, Will Main,
At a special school meeting held
at the courthouse this afternoon, -i
10-mlll tax was unanimously voted
for the maintenance of the Pendleton
This money Is necessary for the
buj'lng of fuel, paying tho 'salaries
o 20 teachers, paying Interest, on tho
bended Indebtedness of $13,000 and
to float warrants to tho amount of
$6000 besldo other Incidental expen
ses. The 10-mlll tax voted will rnlso
about $10,000 for the purposes intend
ed. This amount together with the
J7000 wnich comes from the statu
school fund Is necessary for tho prop
er maintenance of tho schools of tho
"A 10-mlll lovy may seem very largo
for one district, but the taxpayers
will have to bear It as long ns th
present assessment of property in dte
trlct No. 16. prevails," said School
Clerk Walter M. Pierce. "At the pres
cnt time tho property of tho district
la assessed at $1,600,000. This causes
a deficiency In tho school money of
tno district of $10,000 which amoun
has to be raised by a high levy. Wltl
a proper valuation of tho property in
tne district It is estimated that this
levy would be reduced by half and
perhaps more than half. Tho proper
ty on Mam street, of Pendleton
could not bo purchased for $1,500,000,
yet the entire district Is assessed at
"As long as (ho present property
valuation prevails tho taxpayers aro
wining and anxious to voto tho high
tax In order to keep up tho present
uigii sianaaru of the schools. There
Is no higher nor more laudable pur
rose than the deslro to havo tho
uost educational institutions In tho
country. Pondleton ranks at tho head
now and will use every effort to con
tlnue to do so. Tho taxnavers recorr.
nlzo the fact that with less attention
paid to tho schools and loss comno
tent Instructors, and poorer facilities
many of tho farmers and stockmon
who move to town every winter to
wko advantage of tho schools, would
go to Walla Walla or to Portland or
sena tnoir children away to school
Sheriffs Daughter Releases
Two Prisoners, One of
Whom She Marries,
THE GIRL SUPERINTENDED
FEEDING THE PRISONERS.
Searching Parties Have Been Sent
Out and If the Prisoners Are Found
It May Precipitate a Very SorloUt
Birmingham, Ala., Jan. B. Miss
F.tta Aldredgo, a well Known beauty,
aged 20, tho daughter of tho sheriff
or Blount county, released two prl
tners from tho county Jail last night
and eloped with Mnbrcn Murphy,
c waiting trial for seduction. The
other prlsonor, Lowls Gurloy, Is a
desperate character charged with
murdering an aged woman.
' The girl superintended tho feodlng
of the prisoners when her father waa
away last night. A prolonged ab
sence of tho girl caused an Investiga
tion. Searching parties havo been
sent out. It may prove another Blddli
case, as both convicts are believed
to be fully armed.
From Far Indiana.
Charles Rader, a cousin of M. A
jiaaer, or this city, and M. Boulden
ana ramny, or Woleott, Ind., were
guests at tho home of Mr. Rader last
night on their way to Walla Wnlln
county to locate. Mr. Rador's imrents
live In Walla Walla eountv nmi Mr
Boulden Is brineim?
m iiupeu or tne mange of climate
peinjr a oenent to their health.
REDUCED TO FAMINE.
People of Pescadore Islands Said to
San Francisco. Jan. B A CIAVflra
famine Is reported Jn the Peecadore
Islands. The population has been re
duced to a, diet of potato leaves and
seaweed xrass. rteiinr win h
SAWMILL AT WALLULA.
Proposed Scheme to Make Fuel and
Lumber of the Columbia River's
Wallula, Jan, B. A scheme Is said
to be on foot for tho purchaso of land
lying along the Columbia Rivor
nbovo Wallula for a saw mill site.
This on first thought seems to be a
ludicrous undertaking, as Wallula Is
In the sand belt 60 miles from tim
ber, but It is Intended to utlllzo the
drift wood of tho big river and per
haps float saw logs down the stream
to tho mill.
A sawmill at this placo would prove
of great valuo to tho homesteaders In
tho Horse Heaven country nnd Wash-
tucna country. It is said, as fuel In
the new farming districts Is scarce.
Countless feet of wood suitable for
lumber or fuel yearly floats down the
Columbia, and this could easily be
brought ashore nnd utilized by the
construction of a swinging boom.
The Harvest Nearly a Failure In
San Francisco, Jan. B, Late ad
vices from Australia state that there
In an unusual domund for foreign
wheat In that country to moot tho
harvest deficiencies, Tho harvest now
on, Is nearly a falluro nnd It la esti
mated that 100,000 tons of breadstuff
will havo to bo Imported Into Austra
lia this year.
Fifty Years a Nun,
Now York, Jan. 6. -A golden Jubilee
mass was sung at St. Catherine's con
vent of tho Order of tho Sisters of
Mercy for Sister M, Frances Murray.
In honor of tho fiftieth anivorsary ot
her entrance into tho order. Many
pominent priests nnd prelates of tho
Roman Catholic church took Dart In
the celebration. When Sister Francos
took her final vows in 1863 she be
came conected with tho Mulberry
street house of tho order and remain
ed there for 10 years, until the open
ing of St. Catherine's convent in mh.
Ison avenue, 34 years ago, with which
Institution she has since been associ
ated. In tho civil war. Slstor Frances
was assigned to tho staff of General
Foster and served at Stanlov hnanltat.
New Borne, N, C, whoro hor devoted
attention to the sick and wounded
soldlors called forth tho nrnlsn nf thn
CRACKER CRGfiK FACTS
North Pole mine wna offnrAil far
sale three years ago for $600,000, It
has 6000 feet on tho mother lode.
It Is now worth twnntv mitiinn hi
The South Pole mlnn nriinim l...
4941 feet on the samn InIn hi. .1.
tunnels, amounting tn Man .m
In ore. We expect within loss than
three years' work to have a mine as
oiunDie as worth Polo Is today.
South Pole Stock la aolllntr 1C
cents until about January 1st,
uuT rierore tne price raises.
See Gahanan at Hirimm it,.t...i
fflce, Pendleton, Ore,