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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JANITAltY 7, 1903.
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White River Valley Converted Into a
Seattle, Wash., Jan. 7. A lako of
water 20 miles long, from one to live
miles wide, and varying in depth from
thrco to 20 foot, covers tho cntlro
Wliito Kivor valley botween Seattle
and Kent. The like was never known
liefore In all the history of King coun
ty, "VV. H. -Alvord, a farmer living
near Kent, who settled thoro over 40
years ago, said tonight that never In
his experience was thoro such a flood
03 prevails today.
Tho dnmago done by the waters in
King county alono will reach at least
$100,000, and in all likelihood when all
the facts are known it will reach
double this sum. At. least 300 fami
lies in tho valley have been rendered
practically homeless by tho floods,
and their household goods havo been
well-nigh destroyed. Hundreds of
head of sheep and hogs have been
drowned, while other livestock has
Elections In Ontario.
Toronto, Ont., Jan. 7. Threo bye
olections are being held today for the
Ontario legislature and, as the pres
ent government has a lead of but
two seats over the opposition at the
present tirr.e, the result of the elec
tions ic of extraordinary Importance.
The threo constituencies went two
conservative and ono liberal, at the
general elections last May, but all
three members were unseated nt the
election trials. Should the conserva
tives again capture two of the seats,
it will leave tho Ross government
with a majority of ono In tho house
with the constituency .of North Ren
DEDICATION Of PUBLIC LIBW
ANDREW CARNEGIE. DELIV
ERS BRIEF ADDRESS.
President Roonevelt Present, With
Members of Cabinet and Supreme
Court Ceremonies Were Very
Simple Structure Is of Marble and
Design o Handsome,
Washington, D. C, Jan. 7. The
president of the United States and his
cabinet, members of congress and of
tho suprome court, prominent army
and navy ofllcers and other persons of
distinction witnessed tho simple cere
monies today that accompanied the
formal dedication of the Washington
public library. Andrew Carnegie,
who donated themoney for the con
struction of the library, camo over
from New York for tho occasion and
was prevailed upon to deliver a brlof
address. Commissioner McFarland
made the opening address, turning
tho building over to the board of
trustees of the library A response
lor the latter was mado by Theodore
Andrew Carnegie replied to McFar
land's address and spoke at length
upon his schemes. He said ho had
given" 730 library buildings, chiefly
within the past two years, and had on
hand 800 applications for similar
gifts tho greater majority of which
expected a grant. He apologizod for
giving figures, and said he did so only
to make a public explanation and to
rollove himself or tho charge of rude
ness in not supplying tho thousands
of applications for charities along
Ho said ho was In the library man
ufacturing business and would not bo
diverted to other fields. Phllanthro
phy is not charity. People are help
ing themselves by taxing themselves.
Libraries are democratic institutions.
He turned to President Roosevelt
and said: "Even ho who honors lis
today with his august prosonco, the
holder of absolutely tho highest posi
tion nn earth. Hip olected head of the
majority of the Ungllsh-speak' race
has no privilege within these walls
which Is greater than rhat of the
poorest follow citizen."
The new .library forms a valuable
addition to the numerous magnificent
public buildings which grace tho na
tional capital. The structure Is of
marblo throughout, of handsome de
sign, and occupies o conspicuous po
sition !n one of the largo parks in tho
center of tho city.
FAMOUS CROOKS ARRESTED.
Policemen of Memphis Make a Good
Haul George Woods Captured.
Memphis, Tonn., Jan. 7. A Pinkor
ton detective and seven policemen
lost night arrested throe famous
crooks, one being Goorge Woods,
wanted for three train robberies and
for whom aggregate rewards of sev
eral thousand dollars are offered. The
men were preparing to rob a bauk
npd had a quantity of tools and nltro.
Indictments Will Probably Be
Brought Against the Per
sons Making Threats.
TO COLORED POSTMISTRESS
Senator McLaurln Thinks the Office
Will Be Reopened This Week
Community Much Wrought Up Be
cause Postoffice Was Closed.
Memphis, Tenn., Jan. 7. A federal
grand jury at Indianola, Miss., is In
vestigating the postoffice trouble. In
dictments will probably bo brought
against the persons making threats
against tho colored postmistress.
Washington, Jan. 7. Senator Mc
Laurln, of Mississippi, has conferred
with PostmaBter-General Payne on
the situation at Indlaola,. Miss., where
the postofjlco has been closed as a re
sult of antagonism to the negro post
mistress. Senator McLaurln stated
that he believed the office would be
reopened this week.
Mr. Payne stiid that the office will
be reopened If there is no Intimida
tion of the postmistress.
Indianola, Miss., Jan. 7. There
can be no mistakelng the fact that a
largo portion of this community Is
considerably wrought up over the ac
tion of the government In closing the
postoffice hero. The partial paraly
sis to business is being felt more and
moro. Today a private office was es
tabllshed for the distribution of mall
collected by an independent rnesseiv
ger service from Heathmann and
Greenville. Both of these postofflccs
aro being congested with mail as the
result of the closing of this office.
The independent office heie will he
maintained at tho expense of tho cit
No serious trouble Is anticipated by
the more conservative people, but
precautions have been taken by both
the city and county officials to depu
tize a. sufficient complement of men
should the occasion demand. Postof
fice Inspectors are here checking up
the accounts of the abandoned office.
A large number of people publicly
aver that they will not accept the ne
gro woman a spostmistress under any
circumstances, despite the inconven
ience which is being suffered. An
authorized statement from the mayor
says that the conditions are such that
he would not advise Mrs. Cox to
open tho postoffice. Tho mayor fur
ther stated that if the situation at any
time showed Jhat the woman's life,
liberty or property were in jeopardy
he would swear I na sufficient num
ber of men to afford her ample protection.
Was Due to Bronchitis and Gastrin
Madrid, Jan. 7. Ex-Premier Prax-
odes Mateo Sagasta died at 11 o'clock
Monday night In his 76th year. At
C:30 he had an attack of heart, fail
ure and it was then thought he was
doadr ho rallied, however, and lived
lor four and a half hours. His funer
al will probably take place next Wed
Sonor Sagasta's death was due to
bronchitis and gastric trouble. His
family was at the deathbed, and for
mer liberal members of the cabinet
wore near their old leader. A bishop
administered tho last sacrament this
The nows of the ex-preraier's death
cieated a painful Impression through
out Madrid. Kfng Alphonso express
ed profound regret.
Senor Sagasta's intellect was unim
paired until his last hours. He talk
ed to his daughters, the presidents
of the senate and of congress, and to
the archbishop of Toledo.
King Alphonso has written a lettor
of sympathy to Senor Sagasta's ram
ily. During the ex-premier's illness
tho queen mother and other members
of the royal family frequently sent
Officials to inquire as .to his progress.
Another Mine Explosion.
Mahonoy City, Pa., Jan. 7. -There
was an explosion of gas In ono of
the collieries at this place at noon to
day. Four miners were fatally burned.
Quay Leads the Fight in the
Senate for the Admission of
THE OMNIBUS BILL
Reports of Conventions Held In Okla
homa Show That They Want the
Nelson Bill Justice of New Mex
ico Denies His Evidence.
Washington, Jan. 7. Senator Quay
opened the statehood contest this
morning by sending to the desk the
affidavit of Boschert, a justice of the
peace in New Mexico, denying unde."
cath what had purported to be his
testimony before the sub-committee
of the senate during the summer.
when they visLied Arizona and New
Mexico. He declared that by uo pos
sible stretch of imagination could his
testimony have been constructed as
tet forth by Senator Beverldge.
Only a few members were in tlielr
seats wher. the house met A bill
providing for the efficiency of Ihe
Thilippine constabulary service was
made special business of the house
The measure went over at 2 o'clock
without final action. The statehood
bill, was then taken up. Quay accus
ed Beverldge of masquerading. Bev
erldge read the resolution of the diff
erent Oklahoma conventions favor
ing the Nelson bill and opposing the
Senator Vest's resolution placing
anthracite coal on the free list, went
over until tomorrow. Vest being ab
sent. The bill for the reorganization of
the militia was taken up and a warm
debate followed. Tillman character
ized the measure as a surrepticious
attempt to increase the regular army.
As a result of the request of Attorney-General
Knox for special legis
lation to enable a quick disposal of
the anti-trust cases now pending in
courts, Littlefield today introduced a
bill in the house which provides that
all suits instituted under the Sherman
anti-trust law by the department of
justice shall be given precedence over
all others in all circuit courts, and
heard on the earliest day,
Quotations Furnished by
Commission Company I.
Local Manager, Room 4,
Chicago, Jan. 7.
Minneapolis, Jan. i ,
New YorK, Jan. 7.
Wheat In Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 7. Wheat 75
cents per bushel.
COULD NOT GET AWAY.
Four Robbers Loot a Bank In Minne
sota -Two Captured Others Surrounded.
Easle. Wis.. Jan. 7. Four robbers
broke into the bank of Eagle this
morning. Citizens .were arousfd by
tho explosion of dynamite. Tho rob
bers attempted to escape In a stolen
rig. About to be overtaken, they
abondoned thp rig and ran for tlm
ber. One robber was mortally wound
ed and another fell In tho snow and
was captured. The two others aro
now surrounded in the woods.
GHOUL WILL HOT TESTIFY
Large Number of Non-Union
Minors and Their Families
on the Witness Stand.
Captain Marmaduke Resigns His
Commission as Commander of the
St Louis, Mo., Jan. 7. A cable
dispatch from Captain Henry Marma
duke says that he resigned his com
mission as commander of the Colom
bian fleet Monday and will return to
the United States Immediately. All
American subordinates have also re
signed and their resignations have
been accepted, the war having ended.
In a letter received by his brother
here, dated December 20, he says his
only regret is that the ship Bogota
didn't get an opportunity to battle.
Insist on Certain Conditions Prelim
inary to Arbitration.
Washington, Jan. 7.' The replies
of England, Germany and Italy were,
lecoived relative to Venezuela. They
insist on 'certain conditions as neces
sary preliminaries but In the view of
tho state department nothing which
is liable to overthrow the negotiations.
Noted ActreGs Dead.
New York, Jan. 7. Etta Butler, the
noted actress and mimic, died in a
hospital at noon today. She is a well
known California girl. She had been
sick of typhoid fever.
New York, Jan. 7. Chairman
Thomas, for many years connected
with the Erie railroad, has resigned
his position and will devote his entire
time to the Lehigh railroad hereafter.
Going to London.
London, Jan. 7. It is announced
today ,that former Chairman Tweed,
of the' Southern Pacific railway, Is
coming to London to superintend the
finances of the Yerkes tube railway
SAY THE STATE CAN
MAKE ITS OWN CASE
Rufus Cantrelt, the Indianapolis Ne
gro Who Implicated 50 Prominent
Citizens in the Grave Robberies,
Says He Has Nothing Further to
Indianapolis, Jan. 7. Rufus Can
trell, the king of the ghouls, announc
ed today that he would not testify
r-galust any of th03e named as con
nected with the crime. He says ho
hsa decided . that the state can make
its own case and he has nothing fur
ther to say.
The prosecution admits that with
out Cantrell as witness tho state ha.i
no case against the 50 persons In
Mcted, as all the names were furnish
ed by Cantrell. Cantrell says Dr.
Alexander Is not guilty and a3ks his
forgiveness. He wants to plead guil
ty and take his sentence.
MERCHANTS REFUSE WOMEN J
NECESSITIES OF LIFE.
One Witness Testified That He Knetv
of a Bridge Being Burned by Union
Miners Afterward Said Small
Boys Poured Oil on Bridge.
Philadelphia, Jan. 7 Another big
aray of witnesses for tho non-union
miners and families wcro on hand at
tho opening of tho anthracite com
mission this morning.
Tho greater portion of the testi
mony was concerning tho various dy
namite outrages against property.
One witness said that he know or a
bridge -burned. On cross-examination
he said that oil was poured on tho
bridge by small boys. He did not soo
Tho first woman called was Mrs.
Jordan, or Lost Crook, driven from
ton by continued Jeeru of minora
becauso her husband remained at
work. After 10 days' ros'ldenco In
Philadelphia, sho returned home bo-
rnnsn lim- rlilldrnn wn.ro homesick.
Her liouao was repeatedly stoned and
sho could not buy tho necessities oi
life, merchants, butchers and milk
men fearing a boycott If thoy sold
LIES IN STATE.
NOW AT HUNTINGTON.
Grandma Munra Will Have Charge
of the O. R. & ... Hotel.
Grandma Munra, who has managed
the Log Cabin eating house at Meach
am, since it was built, will take
charge of the O. R. & N. hotel at
Huntington. The Log Cabin eating
house will not bo rebuilt. Meals are
now being served In La Grande. The
Huntington hotel will bo Improved In
ever.v possible manner.
The Pacific Hotel Company bus had
charge of tho institution until six
months ago, when tho O. R. & N. took
It In charge.
The building has been renovated,
newly painted, furnished with more
thorough equipment and Its reputa
tion will rival that of the famous
Log Cabin, under the management of
The public will inlss tho meals that
havo so long been served at this
mountain station, and Meacham, the
pride of tho system, will now bo but
a wood yard of the mountains.
Petition for Divorce.
Edith Hall today filed a petition
asking the courts to dissolve the
bonds of matrimony existing between
herself and husband, Andrew Hall.
She alleges that the habitual drunk
InneHH of Hall has made life unbear
able to her,
To Become Citizens.
Sophia Gratz, a subject of the He
public of Franco .today filed her dec
laration of intention to become a cit
izen of tho United States. E. V, Sul
livan, a German subject, also filed
his application for citizenship pa.
The Thursday afternoon club will
meet at the home of Miss Cozbl Raley
corner of Court and Garden streetn,
Thursday of this week, at the usual
Body of the Spanish Premier Is
Viewed by Immense Crowds.
Mndrld, Jan. 7. Immenso crowds
are visiting tho congrosa rotunda,
where Premier Sagasta lies in stnlt
in the beloved atoclia cathedral this
cftcrnoon, which Is Spain's pantheon.
An investigation of tho dead pro
mter's financial affairs show that ho
left under $15,000, Condolence was
tendered to (he family by t!i pop.
SCOTCH COLONEL DISCHARGED.
Sultan of Morocco Gives Way to
London, Jan, 7. A dispatch receiv
ed today says Sir Hurry McLean, tho
Scotch colonel, who commanded tho
sultan's Morocco body guard, la to bo
discharged as a sacrifice to moaloni
prejudice. Tho people consider Mo
Lcdn responsible for Europeanlzfng
HORRIBLE DEED OF COACHMAN.
Cut Off the Head of a Child and Com
Mount Vernon, N. Y Jan. 7.
Alfred King, a coachman, because a
nurse girl refused his love this morn
ing cut off tho head of a 4-year-oM
child sho was caring for and then
Gen. Chaffee's Visit to Plattsburg,
Glens Falls, N. Y Jan. 7. Major
aeneral A. It. Chaffee, commanding
(he department cf tho East, paid an
official visit to Plattsburg barracks
today. The purpose of the vlelt was
to Inspect tho regiment now quarter
ed at tho barracks and which la undor
orders to proceed to tho Philippine
Asphyxiated by Coal Gas.
Chicago, 111.. Jan. 7. A laborer, hia
wlfo and two children wero asphyxf
ated by gaa Irom a coal stove Mon
day night. The prlco of coal fuel la
so high that they had been burning
CRACKEK CREEK PACTS
North Polo mine was offered for
sale three years ago for $600,000. H
has 5Q0O feet on the mother lode.
It Is now worth twenty million dol
lars. The South Pole mine adjoins, hu
4941 feet on tho some lode, has six
tunnels, amounting to 2200 feet, all
in ore, We expect within lesa than
three years' work to havo a mine a
valuable as North Pole Is today,
South Polo stock U selling at IS
cents until about January 1st,
Hu before the price raises.
See Gahagan at Hartman Abstract
office, Pendleton, Oro.