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Eastern Oregon Weather
Tonight and Tuesday fair;
"S A WEEK,
PENDLETQN, UMATILLA COUNTY, OKEGOX, MONDAY, JANUARY 3 2, 1003.
,n Washington on
Bp BE HELD AT
Unroute to Oregon, Ac-
Hj Congressional Delega
tion of Respect Offer
Jan. 12. Hon. Thomas
.coapessman ironi me
Cictof tircgon. uroppeu
ct dlseaso on the streets
.ttitcrdsj' He was re-
itteniliug services nt
i with him hurriedly call-
, sd ho was conveyed
mtsldence where a physic-
rsummoned but lite was
jjlr. Tongue was dead.
IE Tongue was elected to
ftese of congress six years
leted Binge- Hermann, who
liiccept the position of
ter. Since that time
i rttanied each succeeding
Itood majorities. He left
tttHiboro for Washington
s of last November.
NEW CHARTER FOR LA GRANDE.
Some Important' Changes to Be Pre
sented to the Legislature.
La Grande, Jan. 12. The new
charter as adopted by the charter
committee is now In the hands of the
secretary to bo written for presentn
Hon to the legislature. There are sev-
eral objectionablo features that have
already called forth much comment.
One Is giving tho city power to sell
the water works without giving the
citizens a chance to vote, whether or
not they wish to dispose of them.
Another is the election of the. city
marsnni by tho council.
" Another Is in regard to filling the
vacancies of the council.
Another is tho provision of the char
ter preventing the state Jurisdiction
in the matter of prosecuting viola
tion of the gambling laws.
Another Is the extension of the city
limits. On the latter proposition, it
is reported thoso people who are now
just outsido have-secured an attorney
who will be sent to Salem to work
against any extension whatever.
General Von Vegesack.
Stockholm, Jan. 12. General Von
Vegesack died here today at the age
of 82. He fought in many battles
and gained much fame during the
American civil war. He rose from the
ranks to be a general in the Northern
Funeral of Vice-Consul,,"
Taris, Jan. 12. The funeral of Mc
Lean, the American vice-consul at
Paris, was conducted in the American
church this morning. Tho entire con
sulate staff and a large number of
prominent Americans were present.
No Hope for Hewitt
New York, Jan. 12. PhystclanB
I this morning give no hope of Hewitt's
lecovery. At 10 o'clock they say his
H. Tongue was born in condition Is unchanged
Jme 23, 1S44, and was
lot Anthony and Rebecca
He recelied his early eau
Li tailing in England, but
Inj 15 rears of age, his par
awl directly from Engianu
icon county, Oregon, where
1(4 on a farm and the young
It? the struggle of wrestling
i from the sou. Ills eouca
(United States consisted of
tt Pacific University from
InitaUon he graduated with
li the class of 1WS. He
the study of law Jn the
on. W. D. Hare, and was
I to the Oregon oar in 1870.
practicing immediately In,
sat county at tho town of
By dose application to
f. Mt a flourishing prac-
I m ma the leading nttor-
tti( tect!02. In 1808. imme-
an se graduated from the
, ie ns married to Miss
a native of Indiana.
s ns a Past Master Ma-
t k im delivered a hichlv
lei eloquent address before
J uxige, which was nubliBh-
tit United States. He was
ore member of tho Inde-
r 01 Odd Fellows and is a
ptid Past Chief Patriarch.
i masher of the Grange
Um. 12. Governor-alert
fll roll a special elec-
se m eleKing a sue-
FIRST AEROGRAM AT NAVY YAHD
SECRETARY MOODY SLIGHTLY
INJURED AT ANNAPOLIS,
A SyBtem of DeForest Wireless Tele
Graph Used- Between the Navy Yard
and the Academy.
Washington, Jan. 12. The follow
ing aerogram was received at the navy
yard this afternoon from Annapolis,
by the DeForest system of wireless
telegraphy: "Secretary Moody's
horses ran through the side of the
house, breaking a window. Moody's
injuries were slight. His face was
badly cut and he Is now In the su
perintendent's house. Senator Hale
was in the carriage with him, but not
Wireless telegraphy has been used
between the navy yard and the acad
emy for several months, but th's is the
first news aerogram ever sent.
W. W. Parker, of Anthracite
Board, Unable to Buy Coal,
Moves to a Hotel.
TRUE ANARCHIST SPIRIT.
Governor Bailey Inaugurated.
Tojieka, Kas., Jan. 12. Willis J.
Bailey was 6woru in as governor of
Kansas today, succeeding W. E. Stan
ley. The occasion was one of enthusi
asm ior"the thousands of republicans slon that the miners did not lay off
Coal Barons .Would Rather Ruin the
Mines Than to Allow the Reasona
ble Demands of the Union Miners
arrd Engineers Miners Loose Only
Four Days Since the Strike.
JPhlladelphla, Pa., Jan. 12. Tho coal
commission this morning jested Par-
Tier, who unable to get any coal at
Washington was compelled to close
his residence and move his family to
General Wilson opened with a num
ber of announcements.
First. That hereafter there would
be no dclajs due to the absence of
counsel. Lawyers desiring leave must
Second. To Attorney Lanahan, that
declined to allow certain court rec
ords to become part of tho commis
Lawyers were warned not to attack
the personality of any of the witnesses.
Comptroller Culver, of the Dela-
ware& Hudson, was the first witness
and said the companies wereTiot ben
eflting by the present high prices of
ccal. His company Is still getting five
dollars per ton at tidewater. He ad
mitted that they sold exclusively to
middlemen and jobbers and placed no
restriction on the price they should
Rule or Ruin.
Superintendent Rose was recalled
Attorney Torrey asked him if tho
mines would be ruined if the pumps
stopped. He replied: JIYes, all but
Counsel Darrow aroused, said, "yet
lather than grant tho engineers and
firemen the eight-hour day demanded
by them, you preferred to ruin your
He replied, "yes, I would rather
ruin everything than bear dictation
Then you consider It dictation
when you demand men to work 12
hours if they ask to work only eight?"
"No, but it was dictation when they
kept other men from working 12
hours. I would rather ruin the mines
tlran submit to the union."
Auditor Anderson testified that four
days had been lost in each colliery
since the otrike, including New
Years and Thanksgiving. The miners
are much pleased as it is an admiS'
Convenes and Proceeds to Bal
lot for President of Senate
and Speaker of House.
KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS.
who camo from all parts of the state
to participate in tho ceremonies. In
his inaugural address Governor Bailey
reaffirmed the ante-election pledges
of his party. After Governor Bailey
had been sworn In, Lleutenant-Gov-
an l TlK iciv nf ernor Hnnna and the other new state
ongue will leave this oCiclals took the .oath of office. The
lr.aueurai ceremonies iook piace in
the Auditorium and were witnessed by
i a crowd of nearly 10,000 persons. The
state legislature assembled today.
Interest in the session centers chiefly
un " 'neciai car.
i to hlf ' aie at Hllls-
3t!on 'rom the house
tho emalns. The
1 ado) 'd resolutions
2 s did Itiver and
Slee. v, r.
5 hut Wll' l,r nolrt nt
"Oont. Mnnrlv nr n.
Jtt house on he death
kC 5d rhaiactor. Ho
ir "ympathy. which
fwnwo a commit
,me noso at the fu
' f Tonnux
12Ar 12. IE
In la . " "
f mark Of rnnnsW
h.Jan, jo. At fh
.5;e Weatorn Now
rXM? railroad the
fcTSLfcTOmblr on tho
be .i0 lease tho
in tho contest for tho United States j day. The play will continue through
the entire holiday week as has been
frequently stated. He said the aver
nge Ircome of the miners having
wage-earning children In tho mines
wns G50 per annum.
Hundreds of Curlers.
Sault Ste. Marie, Mich., Jan. 12.
With (ho, preliminary promise of be
ing tKe biggest and best In the history
of the organization, tho tenth annual
lionspiel of tho Northwestern Curling
Association was formally opened to
CAUCUS IN SENATE
RESULTS IN DEADLOCK.
It Is Feared That the Organization of
the Houses Will Not Be Effected To
day May Result In Deferring Elec
tion of Senator,
Salem, Or., Jan. 12. The legislature
convened this morning. The senate
was called to order promptly at 10
o'clock by C. W. Fulton, of Clatsop
J. D. Dally, of Corvallis, was elected
The presidency caucus occurred at
11 o'clock. There were 22 in the cau
cus, Fulton presiding. A hot fight de
veloped over organization, and it may
not be settled today.
The state caucus had eight ballots
on president, which resulted In a dead
lock. G. C. Browne!!, of Clackamas,
and W. T. Smith, of Yamhill, each
received 11 votes. The caucus meets
again this afternoon to renew ballot
ing. In the house caucus Davey was un
expectedly strong, the first ballot giv
ing Frank Davey, of Marion, 17; L. T.
Haris. of Lane. 15: B. L. Eddy, of Til
lamook. 15. In the seventh ballot
Davey had 1G, Harris, 16, Eddy 15.
It is feared that the organization of
both houses will not be effected to
day, which would result in deferring
the election of a senator another
week, as the law provides that it shall
take place the second Tuesday after
organization. Delay would seriously
unsettle the existing combinations,
especially as tho vacancy caused by
Congressman Tongue's death is sure
to play an Important part in the sen
The deadlock in the speakership
fight is unbroken after 19 ballots In
caucus. On tho last ballot the vote
was: Harris, 19; Davey, 1C; Eddy, 12.
A strong pressure is being brought
to bear to force a choice today, so as
tt not delay the election of a sena
tor. The fight seems to be between
Harris and Davey. The caucus will
resume balloting at 2 o'clock this
At 1:30 the senate again convened
and proceeded with the caucus for
president. George C. Browne!!, of Or
egon City, was elected.
U T. Harris, of Eugene, won in the
Washington Lodge to Hold Convention
Waitsburg, Wash., Jan. .12. Noxt
Thursday tho district convention of
the Knights of Pythias for tho district
comprised In Walla Walla, Franklin,
Columbia and Garfield counties will
bo held hero. Tho meeting will bo
held in Odd Fellows hall. An excel
lent prpgram Is being arranged, and a
banquet Will be tendered tho guests
by tho ladies of tho city, under tho
nusplces of the Presbyterian church.
The convention will glvo an exem
plification of tho floor work and five
special contests will be arranged. For
these U. C. McCroskey, of Garllcid;
Judge S. J. Chadwlck, of Colfax, and
John Cornett. of North iakima, will
act as Judges and award prizes. Tho
local lodge has appointed a number of
committees and everything Is being
done to secure a pleasant meeting,
A number of nddresses will be given
early In tlio evening, followed by tho
floor work and banquet.
Senatorial Fight In Oregon.
Salem, Ore., Jan. 12. Ono of the
most Interesting contests for United
States senator, since Oregon was ad'
mitted to statehood, is down for de
clslon at the hands of tho state leg
islature, which convened In biennial
session today. C. W. Fulton, of As
torla, appears to read the raco, with
Governor T. T. Geer, a close second
and several dark horses looming up
in the background,
First There; First Served.
After January 10th, thcro will be no
tickets laid aside for any one. Per
sons must call or 'phono tho advance
sale, after tho tickets have been put
on sale. Mark Moorhouse, local man
ager, Frazer opera house.
Wheat In Chicago.
Chicago, Jan. 12. Wheat
cents per bushel.
Evidence Accumulating That
Chicago Dealers Conspired
to Corner All Fuel.
PROSPECT OF MANY
L ON THE FREE LIST
THE HOUSE COMMITTEE
TAKES UP VEXED QUESTION
Frankfort, Ky., Jan. 12. When the
grand Jury convened this morning
Youtsey was again taken from prison
to testify. Sensational developments
FACTORY FOR LA GRANDE.
New Industry at La Grande Which
Will Use Oregon Wool and Employ
William Davis, of Baker City, was in
tho city yesterday and stated that tho
machinery had been ordered and a
part of it was on the way for a knit
ting factory, says the La Grande Ob'
senatorship. Congrcsmnn Long, Con-.the week on the new rink Just com-1 server. This new industry will give
, Re read is already
"wetofore as a
gressman Curtis and several others of pleted, the largest of the kind In tho
prominence are in the race and the I world. The conditions are ripe for ono
contest promises to he ono of excep-;0f the most Interesting competitions
tional interest. ever held on this side of the border.
'The contestants include teams from
Annual French Ball. ! St. Paul, Winnipeg, Chicago, Milwau-
Now York, Jan. 12. It wns rumored I ltc MJnneapofis and other points,
about the tenderloin today that Capt. j Among the contestants aro men of
Miles O'Reilly, the now police captain international reputation, some of
of tho district, would take a "peek" whom have never been defeated in
in on the French ball at Mad son "'a"'i"u"BU'V "". "0 uuuspiei
Square Gaiden tonight. As a conse
aucnee it Is likely that the hilarity
will not reach tho usual high pitch.
chough tho managers of the affair i
promisp that the function will bo fully
up to tho standard of previous years.
consists of eight championship events,
for which trophies and individual
prizes are given.
Labor Bodies to Amalgamate.
Indianapolis, Ind., Jan. 12. Repre
sentatives of the Teamsters' National
Union of America and the Team Drivers'-
International Union of America
began a Joint conference here today.
The purpose of the meeting is to bring
about on amalgamation .of the two or
ganizations under the' plans laid down
by Jtho recent .convontlon of the Amer
ican Federation of Labor.
A Municipal Walnut Farm.
Pasadena, in the San Gabriel valley
of Southern California, has probably
tho largest municipal farm In the
world. As a grower of walnuts, this
city ranks among the most extensive
producers in America. This year's
crop, which has Just been harvested,
will net the municipality treasury
about $5000. i
Groat Britain buys over 11,000 tons
of German toys annually, while the
United States ranks next,' "with an
Importation of about C000 tons.
employment to about IE people In the
beginning and it is thought that in a
very short time more will be required,
The company will be known as the
Crescent Manufacturing Company.
Mr. Davis has been With the Oregon
Lumber Company for tho past six
jcars and is well known in this city,
He says bis company has asked for
no bonus, neither has the company
stock to sell, and all that they ask of
the people of La Grando is that they
give the goods a fair trial. Tho prin
clpal product of the company will be
The company expects to use Ore
gon wool, thus making the goods man
ufactured by the Crescent Manufac
turing Company purely an Oregon pro
duct. The establishment of this fac
tory means much to La Grande ,as an
institution which furnishes constant
employment to 15 people and will add
mucli. to tho monthly pay roll of the
city. The factory is expected to be
in full operation by the first of March.
One of the rooms of the Anthony
building, north of the track, baa been
secured for the manufacturing department.
Hill, of Connecticut, Offers a Bill to
Place Coal on the Free List Mitch
ell Reports Concerning Hawaii.
Washington, Jan. 12. The house
committee on ways and moans will
take up the coal question tomorrow.
At the meeting tho various resolutions
placing coal on tho free list and apply
irg similar remedies will bo discuss
ed. The bill to bo first "onsidered is
cue by Hill, republican, of Connecti
cut, allowing a drawback on coal for
six months and placing It virtually on
the free list for this period. In this
form it will bo reported to the house.
In tho senate this morning John H.
Mitchell, of Oregon, chairman of tho
committee on the Pacific Islands and
Porto Blco, announced that the com
mittee was unanimous upon all sub
jects except the admission of Chinese
Into the Islands. Foraker, of Ohio,
gave notice that on Wednesday ho
would speak upon tho statehood hill,
Tho Vest -anthracite resolution wai.
then taken up.
Handmaid of Protection.
Vest called attention to the action
of Rhode Island legislature, which
urged Aldrich to have coal placed on
the free list. The Dlnsloy tariff was
again dlscutsed, Carmack, of Tonnes
see, declared that tho reciprocity feat
ure of the national republican conven
tion or lBuo nad been murdered in cold
blood, and said she was introduced as
the handmaid of protection. But this
beautiful maiden, all foilorn, had lten
betrayed by protection instead of
Having walked down the aisles of con-
cress to the airs of an honorablo wee
Grand Jury Demands an Explanation
for the Concealment of 15,000 Cars
of Coal In Railroad Yards While
People Are Freezing.
Chicago, Jan. 12. Four additional
deaths have resulted hero from cold.
Tho temperature Is six below zero and
thcro Is a prospect or many families
porlshing from cold.
This morning tho grand Jury resum
ed Its examination by demanding an
explanation from tho coal dealers for
ihe conccalmont of from 10,000 to IB,
000 cars of coal In the railroad yards
Several prominent mine operators
wcor summoned to bring their books
to the grand Jury room. It hns tfeen
discovered that the cars of coal up to
tho time of the Investigation bore
cards Instructing tho agents to hold
until they recolved orders from tho
men who nro hollevod to bo members
of the combine. Tho proof accumu
lating shows a gigantic conspiracy to
corner nil fuel. Tho city ash wagons
wore all turned over to tho Salvation
Army this morning to assist In thoir
charitable work of doling out enough
coal to tho extremely needy to keep
them from freezing.
Washington, Jan. 12. Tho houso
today, without opposition, passed a
i ('solution authoilzlng tho commlltoe
of merchant marine to Investigate the
questlrtn of coal transportation and as
certain tho icason of the coal fnmlno
In the North Atlantic states.
Western Union Installs a New System
Tho work of Installing the new
Western Union messenger scrvlco Is
In progress today. Tho system has
ever 200 subscribers In this city al
ready, and tho Blgnal boxes aro being
put in .Main street from the Pendlo
ton Hotel southward. The system
will be In complete operation by Feb
ruary 1, or closo to thnt- date. Tho
scrvlco will begin with three mes
sengers, hut Mr. ICrause rather ex
pects thnt tho demands of the town
will lead to tho force being Increased
to about eight. The rnto for the serv
ice will be IE cents for 30 minutes or
Ices, 20 cents for between 30 and 45
and minutes, 25 cents for between 40
and 00 minutes. Over ono hour spec-
ml rates mndo known on application.
and nlso apodal rntcs for contract
service by the month.
RETURNED FROM THE EAST.
' WANT A NEW BRIDGE.
Residents of the West End Are Agi
tating for This Much Needed Con
venience, T. B. Swearingen, 'Peter Van Orsdall
W. N. Matlock, Charles Estes, W. J.
Sewell, the four Hastings brothers,
and other residents or the- western
part of town, aro beginning an active
agitation of tho project of a bridge
across tho river in that vicinity.
The Interest that is developing rap
idly will probably crystallzo before
long into an expression as to choice
of methods for securing the bridge,
which the west endori. claim there aro
many good reasons? for building.
Among other reasuns thev tin! m thnt
considerable travel from tho country
would come Jnto town over tho bridge,
which many of tho farmers want as
badly as tho residents of town In that
More than 1B0 books on the war in
South Africa have been published.
A. Kunkel Spent a Month Among the
Scenes of His Youth.
A. Kunkel, tho genial Implement
dealer of this city, returned Sunday
iiom an oxtonded visit to Chicago,
Kansas City and tho cities of St. Jo
seph and Oregon, Mo, Mr. Kunkel left
i-euuioion on uecomnor ju, going di
rect to Kansas City to visit his pa
rents, who reside there. He was well
pleased witli tho flourishing condition
found in tho East, hut Is of tlio opin
ion that Oregon Is tlio best place. In
tho United States, and Umatilla coun
ty tho best placo In Oregon.
Tho now building on Main street,
which Mr. Kunkel will occupy, is now
under way and will h ready for oc
cupancy by March 1. Whllo east. Mr.
Kunklo purchased a portion or tho
stock of farming Implements which
ho expects to arrive by tho time tho
building is comploto.
Office with Hartman Abstract Co.
Buys and sells 6tocks in all min
SOUTH POLE STOCK
Mining clainfs bought and sold.
BUY SOUTH POLE