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PENDLETON, UMATILJjA COUNTY, O "KEG ON, 31 ON DAY, JANUARY 26, 1909.
if x FS a I:
STAI fi ETR ACTED
L That He Ever Told
Lief He Had. Money to
ferfor His vote,,.
IjHE NEVER HAD
$5,000 TO GIVE.
jition for Alleged Bribery by
1 . . I Uniirra Dplnne
J a Sensation Main Witness
, Swcar6 i na nis nrei i csu-
yWas False. .
lilaxton. Jan. 2G. At tho Less-
KiesUgatiou this morning Attor-
l biers, of Now YorK, madd a sea
l statement. io sum mat ne
Bkeon requested by Dublin to ap
him and toll the committee
tart of his testimony was false,
rimed him to come before the
cite again, as the client has a
In statement, "if it rellects on
fcjran sorry, as I am his friend
li; am simply doing my duty,
ru Doblin Is sorry he commlted
Itfeise against Quigg."
tUii was present and was culled
W inu siuuu'anu bwuiu. xiug-
itrillows. Taylor said the coin-
was powerless for statutes
r the case. He turned to Dob-
said, "In wnat respect is your
sworn testimony false?"
acswereu in u ciuur vuiuw,
utements that 1 mude regard
ing to Lessler are not true.
1 uw i-uHior iiure uiiui iuu
wu printed, I told him, I had
Lessler said, "you have got to
by the first story now." I said.
tia't to It." Lessler said "it will
rij comical death." I told him "I
not "wani to u tumuu
answered, "I've aeon the speaker
he said It woum uw tu
tki uronr nut. nnrl fiamB
. i.it 1, a liml ntrnlti oanli
i ahA rnif ntntoM thnt It
H RlltUi.ft.Cl uuu --W-
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"Ajtelemm from Lessler, on which
came to 'Washington, read, 'take
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'Lasltt told mo that the sub-corn-
(m; n W an iiiu.iuD ui ma muu
e into uo coiunuuue luuiu uu imul
rirtt Foss even nave mo a cigar
n I rnnupnr vnn nmnnrr iridTiiiH
DoMin retraetpil In ilntnll overv
cf his formor testimony portain
to hariag offered money to Less-
He denied that ho had over told
bad money to offer in con-
Vlll'Ul nUL U. miaill!Ull -IIHIH"
or else tie torn n. misenoon. ne-
i r.'iver told him ho had $5000
'JIlTirlM it (i . ,1 ii 1 , ,i . n ,1 nn ..nitoiial
uu-:uiiiiiiiLiit w mr n n nx ii u-
Should hp flrrRHlf"il.
TO RAISE BLOCKADE.
are Jointly Considering the
""M UT 1"l 1 1 1 ID IB I
that the powers aro now
COQ&Idorlnfr thA o-iinrnnteoa nf.
"itLUrV THO HlntlffWla will lio
ewu, juu. n. irfinr itriiHiii.
Wen her assent to raising the
1. 1 -
w.vwuiut; mm huh prom
"'Use her influenco nn tho. nthm-
" wu, mis lniormaiion
.. . WJ CU LU XJU WUI1 U V
Huack Railway Workers
., 40, ;xno Aruoiier
tiZi," roPrtB a battle be-
.mmg railway workers and
iv wure wounded.
WHAT ALASKA MOST NEEDS.
Provision for Poor and Insane Sug
gested by Grand Jury.
Washington, Jan. 2G. Secretary
Shaw Saturday sent to the senate a
report of the grand jury of the first
district of Alaska, Indorsed by Judge
Brown, In which are contained sev
eral important recommendations. The
Jury roports that there Is great need
of somo provisions for tho care and
maintenance of' the Insane, Indigent
sick and raupors of Alaska. Other
recommendations are for the payment
of fixed salaries to United States
commissioners, and deputy marshals,
instead of tecs; tho rebuilding and
enlargement of tho Juneau jail; and
adequate laws for the protection and
preservation of tho salmon supply.
The grand Jury finds after Investi
gation that past attempts to regulate
gambling have been Ineffectual, as
owners of public gambling houses,
upon conviction in tho courts, were
fined trifling amounts, whioh they
promptly paid and in five minutes hnc!
icturned to the practice of their un
lawful occupation. The slot machine
nuisance, the Jury believes, could be
stamped out It the marshal and his
deputies would but earnestly endeav
or to put a stop to the illegal use of
Tho jury recommends that there
should be a more severe penalty for
ropeated offenses against the law pro
hibiting the sale of liquor to Indians.
FIRE IN MINE.
Three Miners Killed and 14 Imprison
ed In Coal Mine at -Terre Haute.
Torro Hnute, Ind., Jan. 2G. Thrcs
minors are dead and 14 Imprisoned
o- dead in a coal mine two miles west
of here as a result of a Are this morn
ing, which started from a stove In the
tipplo and spread so rapidly that the
cable cage was rendered useless.
Three hodies have been brought up.
Fourteen aimers are shut off by the
Tho miners Imprisoned wore res
cued with an Improvised lift. Six are
In the hospital from inhaling smoke,
Dover, Jan. 2G. No change In tho
senatorial deadlock hero today.
JACOB FURTH, OF SEATTLE
NOT A CANDIDATE.
Decided That Preston Was Doing All
Anyone Could Do Under the Cir
cumstances Ankeny Forces Not sp
Olympla, Wash.. Jan 2G. Like the
maguiflcont theatrical organizations
that strike Olympla, Gate City and
way landings, the senatorial candr
tlacy of Jacob Purth, of Seattle, was
for one night only. As a matter of
fact, some of the powors behind the
throne stnto that it lasted only about
an hour. The astute Seattle million
alio, using the language of the man
from Missouri, said "show mo," and
tho demonstrators of political possi
bilities failed to make tho prospect
An error in transmission made the
report on the situation say that Furth
with tho kindest and most friendly
feeling towards Preston, permitted
himself to be considered, -a candidate
only after it was shown to him that
It would bo Impossible to get the
King county delegation to support
Preston, so long as he Insisted on
their voting for tho commission bill.
But the wily old banker, who has been
with the Inner circle In more political
than have fallen to the lot of any
other man In the state, soon dlscover-
ed that tho same influences that had
prevented Preston's election would
also effect him. He canvassed the
situation thoroughly, chocked up the
votes, and then decided that Harold
Preston was doing all that any man
could do under the circumstances.
Today's vote for senator:
Thoro Is absolutely no change in
tho situation today.
TXTnnlilrnrtnn Tnn 9rt. In tllO Sen-
ate Hale and Quay clashed this morn
ing pver tho printing bill, which
Quay objected to. Halo accused him
of being an obstructionist.
iilled at Ienjrth. heatedly defining his
In the house Representative Loud
presented the Crumpacker resolution
calling on me postmaster penurm w
furnish all the papers in tho Indlanola
case. It w osroed to, without opposition.
ARE 1HSTHHTLY KILLED
East-Bound Passenger Plunges Into a Washout Two Miles
East of Bingham Springs Early Sunday Morning.
ENGINE STRIPPED OF CAB AND MACHINERY
STANDS IN EIGHT FEET OF WATER.
Thomas F. Patty, engineer.
William Milllgan, fireman.
William Maxwell a Passenger Is Fatally Injured Baggage Car a Total
Wreck Several Passengers Are Slightly Hurt Engineer Patty and
Fireman Milllgan Meet Death Without Warning.
rock forming the fill, as if they were
melting scow banks, under its fury.
The entire foundation of track Is
washed away and torn down for 130
William Maxwell, a passenger of ftet.
Baker City, shoulders and breast Track walkers passed over this por
crushed; now in the hospital in this tlon of the road .at 10 o'clock the even-
dtyt lng berore and also1 at a o ciock sun-
This is the result of the wreck, day morning and noticed no danger
which occurred to the castbound O. i thraeiening the grade.
It. & N. passenger train No. 6, at a At 4 a. m., two Hours berore tne
point two and a half miles east of 'wreck occurred, tho special car of
Bingham Springs station, 23 miles I Superintendent O'Brien, pulled by En
cast of here, bv plunging into a wash-lglno 1M, passed over this place, corn-
cut, at 6 o'clock Sunday morning. ling west. Tho water was very high,
No. 6 left Pendleton at 6 a. m., in mil nounng oenoung an unusuai
nharcre of extra Conductor Frank conumon was seen
Kuykcndall and Engineer T. F. Patty,
Engine 402. Tlio train consisted of
mall and express care, baggage, smok
er, chair car, tourist and standard!
At a point two and a half miles
cast of Bingham, on rounding a curve
the engine plunged headlong Into the
roaring torrent of Meacham creek,
running eight fceet deep, swollen by
melting snow and heavy rains.
The engine stands upright, In eight
feet of water, the cab, and machinery
stripped from the boiler; the tank
lies bottom side up In the stream;
tho baggage car is a total wreck; the
mall car and smoker are badly dam
aged. Horribly Scalded.
The body of Engineer Patty was
found In the shattered cab of the en-'
glne, crushed and horribly scalded.
The baggage car had plunged against
the .engine, when It dropped Into the
washout ar.d caught the engineer at
his post, killing him instantly, at the
same time breaking the steam pipes
and fittings in th"o cab, allowing the
escaping steam and water to cook the
flesh of tho unfortunate man, it Is
thought after the first crash had kill
The rovei se lever on tho wrecked
engine was In the backward motion.
the brake valve set In the emergency
wrecked machine, and the tank lies
under tho water completely demol
ished. All the available laborers along tin
lines were 3cnt to tho wreck! yester
day and the work of rebuilding p
grade, temporarily, was carried on all
Temporary Track Laid.
A temporary track was laid and
the road was opbn for tintllr at 9
o'clock last nlqht. No. 1, of yesterday
morning arrived here at 10 p. m., and
the rogulnr trains today have not
Ix-en dolayfcd on account of the wreck.
Considering tho amount of track lorn
up and tho obstacles to bo removed
the work of opening tho road was per
formed in a remarkably short time.,
' The Injured Passenger.
William Maxwell, who was brought
to tho Sisters' hospital, Is still alive
at time of going to press, with a
chance for recovery. His mother
and sister arrived here yesterday
evening from Baker City and are tn
attendance at his bedside. Mr. Max
well Is badly crushed In the breast
and shoulders. Ho has been conscious
since his arrival at the hospital and
Verdict of Coroner's Jury.
Wc, the jury Impaneled to "Inquire
into the cause of the death of Thomas
F. Patty, upon our oath, do render the
We find that tho deceased came to
his death about 6:10 a. m., January
lf03, at a point about two miles
Democratic Senate of Colo
rado is Recognized by tho
LEAVES BED TO VOTE.
Democratic Senate Was In Continuous
Session All Last Week Henry M.
Teller to Succeed Himself.
Denver, Jan. 2G. At 5 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon tho democratic mem
bers of tho senate and houso of tha
Fourteenth Assembly of Colorado,
cast their ballots, 51 in numbor, for
Henry M. Tellor to succeed hlmsolf
as United States senator, and ho waa
declared elocted by President W. II.
Adams, who presided.
Tho result was roachod after a
week of untiring effort on tho part of
east of' K"sS, UmiSina 1,0 '-s luring which
When the wreck happened most of
the passengers were yet enjoying a
morning nap. Tho train was running
at tho rate of about 20 miles-an hour,
hiving only six cars. Tho heavy en
gine was making up a few minutes
as she sped up tho canyon. The curve
which hid the washout from view
was very abrupt and the crash and
plunge came on so suddenly that the
lives of the men on the engine were
snuffed out without warning, the pas
songera were rudely awakened by the
shock and the baggageman, who was
taking a nap between stations, step
pod out of his bed into three feet of
water which rushed Into the car
through the splintered floor and front
end, when the sudden shock awoke
Assistance Sent From Here.
A messenger was Immediately sent
to Bingham Springs from where the
news was flashed over the wires. An
emergency train- was hurriedly made
up here, on which Superintendent
O'Brien, Drs. Cole and McFaull,
Agent F. F. Wamsley, Foreman Frank
Hounds and a party of wreckers im
mediately left for tho scene of tho
The body of the dead engineer was
taken from the wrecked engine and
1 " , n ..who :vro,u,; Coroner Cole summoned a Jury and
position and the throttle was open, iBt nn thA Tho
showing that the dutiful servant had
used his utmost energy to stop the
plunging engine at the first quiver
that warned hlra of danger.
It Is impossible to say whether tho
fireman was thrown into the stream
by tho shock or whether he caught a
glimpse of the danger, as he stood In
the caugway of Jtho cab and jumped to
save his life, being drqwned in the
torrent in bis enort to escape.
The Dead Employes.
Enclneer ThomaB F. Patty, was one
of tho mos'. popular employes on tha
O. R. & N. He camo to La Grande
about IB years ago and has worked
continuously on the Mountain Division
between Umatilla and Huntington.
He was a member of the Brotherhood
of Locomotive Englneeis and leaves
held an Inquest on the ground. Tho
Jury rendered a verdict that death
was caused by an unavoidable acci
dent and completely exonerated the
company from any blame, as the acci
dent was one of those unfortunate
occurrences over which no power on
earth has control.
No. 5, tha westbound train came to
the scene of the wreck and the pas
sengers and baggage of the wreck of
each train was transferred. No. 5
taking the passengers of No. 6 east,
and tho passengers from No. 5 com
ing to Pendleton on the cars that
were not damaged In the train of No.
The body of Enginceer 'Patty was
sent to La Grande and Mr, "Maxwell,
the Injured passenger was brpught
a wife and three small ciiimren. rire-1 ,r ', , , , tt,j; tv
man Milllgan came to La Grande l" l"D '-
trom Portland three years ago, and
was a popular, efficient young man.
He was just ready for promotion to
the position of engineer, was a mem
ler of the Firemen's Brotherhood and
leaves a wife and two small children.
Cause of Wreck. ,
Tho wreck occurred on a fill, which
had been walled up with rock, to pre
vent the stream, which makes a turn
at that point from undermining tho
track. The stream has often been
much higher than at present but
Superintendent J. 1. uunen, who
was in Pendleton at tho time the
wreck occurred, and who id superin
tending the work of clearing the track
says It Is evident that a tree or other
cbstructlon, washfed down from the
mountain sides "by the swollen
streams, had lodged against the bank
causing the water to beat with re
doubled fury against this particular
point on tne iraca.
When once the rock wall protecting
tho track was broken, the strong cur
rent washed away the dirt and loose
Might Have Been Worse.
Several rnssengeis in the smoker
and chair car received slight Injuries,
but none of them are seriously hurt.
If the westbound passenger train had
been 30 minutes earlier, and had
struck this washout, coming down the
mountain, the awful consequences
would be difficult to Imagine.
The track from Huron to Pendle
ton Is in exceptionally good condi
tion, having been graveled and re
bult within the past two years, and
trains coming west can run at a high
rate of speed without danger. This
point was not considered worthy of
extra precautions, and but for the
lodgment of a tree against this bank,
might have stood as long as the road
Tho new steel wrecking car, recent
ly purchased by the O. It. & N. was
sent yesterday afternoon from Tho
Dalles to this city, to be used, If
needed, In removing the engine from
Meacham creek. Tho water Is running-half
side deep, around the
County, Oregon, by being crushed
and scalded in a train wreck on the
Oregon Itnllwf.y & Navigation Com
pany's road. Slgnod, J. W. Davis.
Fred Marshall, Owen McLaughlin. O.
T. Turner, Itobert S. Ttenn and Rob
Fireman's Body Found. I
A body was located on a riffle In
the Umatilla river yesterday after-
roon, about a half mile west of Bing
ham Springs, but owing to high water
It was Impossible to recover It.
This morning, by means of a boat,
the body sighted, was recovered and
pioved to to that of Fireman Milll
gan. He was taken to La Grande
today and a doublo luneral will be
held In that city tomorrow afternoon.
FULTON AND GEER CAN
GET FEW MORE VOTES.
No Present Indications That Either
Will Win Multnomah Delegation
Seem to Hold Key to Situation.
Salem, Ore., Jan. Five ballots for
United States senator havo been
taken and the only result Is to de-
velopc tho fact that neither Fulton
nor Geer can win out.
Jonathan Bourne Is playing a wait
ing game and may enter the race
soon. The democrats will continue
tc voto solidly for Wood,
Multnomah county holds the key to
the situation and when they chose
upon a candidate, that candidate can
get many outside votes.
Today's voto at Sulem:
Absent or paired 24
Boston, Jan. 2G. The congression
al committee, investigating tho roal
famine began work today. Tho coal
dealers testified , and claimed it was
due to a shortage of cars.
many rumors of treachery had beea
circulated, and many delays had oc
curred by reason of tho absence from
roll call of different members of the
Sluco Monday morning tho demo
cratic branch of tho sonato has been
In practically continuous session, and
slnco Wednesday at noon tho Joint
session of the democratic membera
of both houses has boon continuous.
From Friday morning all tho demo
crats wero roady to cast their ballot
for Mr. Tellor, except Representative
M. J. Madden, of Denver. The ab
sence of Madden was unaccounted
for until Saturday afternoon, when It
was learned that he was at home 111
with grip, and had been forbidden to
leave his house by his physician. Ia
splto of his condition, however, ho do
elded to attend, and at an hour named!
was in his seat nnd cast his voto foe
Mr. Toller. Thoro was, no ropubllcaa
members of cither house present, and
the legality of tho election Is not ad
mitted by tho republican leaders.
The session Snturday had been un
eventful, and when, at 4:45, Repre
sentative Madden camo Into tho sea
ate chamber, he was greoted with a
hurst of applause. This was ronow
ed when, on roll call for a ballot, ha
past his voto for Mr. Teller, and whoa
the call was finished and the rosuM
announced tho choerlng was pro
longed. Denver, Jan. 26. -It Is now conced
ed tliut the battle for Miu senntorshls
Is ended and Toller's scat will not b5
contested. The democratic senate
has boon recognized by tho republi
Quotations Furnished by the Coe
Commission Company I. C. Major
Local Manager, Room 4, Associa
Chicatjo, Jan. 26,
Wheat Oponed, Closed.
May 81 81
July 76 74
Range, May wheat, 81 to 82.
Minneapolis, Jan. 26.
Chicago Union Stock Yards, Jan.
20. Hogs receipts, 37,000 J left over,
3600. Market strong; light 6.10
C.60; mixed, $C.30 C.80; heavy, $0,40
07; rough, $6.406,66.
Cattle 24000; market strong.
Sheep 22,000; market strong,
Wheat In Chicago,
Chicago, Jan. 26, Wheat
81ycents per bushel. (
DAY OF PRAYER.
Special Day for Colleges Is Thursday
Academy Will . Hold Services
Friday the New Building Will be
On Thuroday of this week, January
29, tho special day of prayer for col
leges will ho observed and tho scrr
Ices will ho hold In tho now acadornr
at 2:30 p. m. On Friday ovonlng;
January 30. at 7:30 o'clock ,tho new
academy building will bo formally
dedicated to the cause of Christian.
education. Rov. Edgar P. Hill, D. D.,
.pastor of the First Proshytoriait
church of Portland, will deliver the
address of tho oVenlng. On Sunday
morning, Foburary 1, at 1J o'clock,
Rev. w. H. Blcakrioy of Elgin, will
preach In tho Presbyterian church;
and lu the evening of the same day
the annual union service In the Inter
ests of Christian education will bo
held. Tho teachers, congregation find
all peoplo who are Interested In edu
cational and religious work are viry
cordially Invited by the Presbyterian
roiiKrogatlon and the faculty and
trustees of Pordleton Acadomy, to at
tend all the exorcises announced
nbovo. Thf.ro will ho preaching each
evening for one woek In tho Presby
terian iiurch, hcglnnlug with Monday
evening, February 2.
It Is expected that two other pastors
will bo present to assist Mr. Driver
throughout tho series of 'meetings,
and tho members of the congregation
aro very earnestly urged to so at
lango their work for this period, that
If possible, none of the services may
he mlsced. Tbo pastor of tho church
rpquestg all of his peoplo who may
read this tinpouncement, to koop t
for roferei.ee during tho coming