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PEUDTiETOK", UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, FKKHIJAHY 23, 1903.
Returns Verdict That
Was Shot by Some Un
-fARMER OF MILTON
FOUND DEAD IN HIS BED,
Dawklns Shot Through the
Ylth a 44-Calibre Ball J. A.
Living With Him, Report-
jPawklns, a fruit farmer living
Kits north of Milton, was found
i his bed yesterday morning,
li t. . v. i.i.. i . .i i.i.
torn a 44-callbre revolver,
itvolver, when the body was
raa grasped In the old man's
Ijad and lay across his breast.
Budy was lying slightly on the
ft. The bullet had entered the
i', coming out near the top of
on the opposite side. When
body lay undressed, as ho
I'ed the night before, and the
ies were drawn up around
face. Life was of course
BJawklns was living with a man
I J. A. Rogers, to whom, it Is
I had deeded the place, which
lit farm, for and In consldera-
r. Rogers caring for him dur-
remainder of his natural life,
Idmo the agreement wab made,
1. Mr. Rogers' wife was living
but tho couple have parted
ha the two men lived alono.
Ilawklns waB over CO years of
II Is said to havo been in
tspondent frame of mind from
sof paralysis, which, while It
fciteudcr him entirely helpless
tsat annoyance. This affords
'ifor one theory of the death.
Iters verdict suggests an
toy. It was to the effect
Idruot which resulted in the
Itfxeath was fired by some un
Tho old man left no
Tihat had been found up to
i the alleged facts in the
iw learned by 'phono from
, who gave the alarm, avers
jslerday morning after arising
ll a muffled report from the
iiilere tho old man lay In bed,
mm nothing of It. being busy
breakfast. Later, when he
iarouso tho old man for break'
found him dead. In the post'
ALASKAN BOUNDARY TRIBUNAL.
Canada Will Be Consulted With Re
gard to the British Members.
London. Feb. 23. It wns announc
ed In the house of commons today
tho British members tor iho Alaskan
boundary tribunal would he selected
after consultation with the Canadian
government. Cranberno also announc
ed that ho had information that tho
American claims against A'enczuela
would also be submitted to The
DROPS THE COIL IIESTI6AT1
VESSELS ICE BOUND.
Navy Cutter Sent to Release Them
Halifax, N. S., Feb. 23. The navy
cutter Seminole, which was sent to
the Bay Islands in an endeavor to re
lease the Gloucester lec-bound
schooners, arrived last night unsuc'
cessful. Little hope Is entertained
for the vessels' liberation before
spring, when they must take chances
in the floes.
Decorate With Bunting and American
Flags Before the American War
Norfolk, Va., Feb. 23. The prlnci
pal feature in today's celebration
bore wns tho decoration of the for
eign steamers. Tho British vessels
were profusely decorated with hunt
Ing and American flags hoforo the
United States warships and colliers
were so arrayed.
MITCHELL GIVEN AN OVATION
SPEAKS BEFORE THE ILLI
NOIS STATE LEGISLATURE,
'SEARCH FOR ALEXANDER.
Sunder Hlgglnson Sends Prairie
to Find Disabled Collier.
l-sMngton. Fob. 23. HicKinson.
landing tho North Atlantic licet
wired the navy department
rSan Juan that he had sent ilu
rr Pralrio to search for tho (lis-
' collier Alexander.
BLOWN INTO RIVER.
f Italians Killed and Two Injured
! "i a Premature Explosion.
jneisvilic. Pa.. Fob. 23. Two
m workmen wore killed nnd two
injured satunmy in a prema
"Plosion of 1C sticks of dyna
'a a quarry. They wore blown
bluff Into tho rlvor.
Bowie's Zion Celebrates,
toso, Feb. 23. Tndnv was ihn
I'wsary of tho founding of Dr.
I : 'n Uty, and It was made a
IM iuhllntlnn i. i
ti, "'I 'Jf UIL' lllUUDUUUn
EWers of the Rnir-Htvimi "RiMnh
!A feature of the program was
mal opening of a new hotel,
m Deen in tho couruo of con
2?n l ZIon City, and which will,
"s io the statement of Dr.
accommodate 1,000 guests,
took advantaco of the Inreo
niS Of his fnllnwnra In mitlfnn
jus plan for tho proposed In
Of New Yorl: next October.
IIWn i'iujiiiu-'j aiaiemeniu
IWWleltes Will Jlinvo nn tho mn.
F 10,000 strong and will occu-
: ,,un bquaro Oardon for three
i "daily rental of $1,000.
I WTBons were bitten and hun-
Vzea Dy a oog, supposed
'"Bering from rablos, that ran
wer iiroadway, New York,
Declares That the Reason There Are
More Strikes In America Than Else
where Is Because of Our High Civ
Sprlngflold, 111., Feb. 23. Prosldont
John Mitchell was given an ovation
when ho entered tho hall of represen
tatlves this morning. In a speech
Mitchell said he was opposed to
strikes except as extreme measures,
and said it should then be fought to
tho las tditch. Tho reason why there
are more strikes in America than any
where else in tho world, he declared
was the result of the highest civllfza
Supreme Court Decides That Mon
grove Was Entitled to Prize Money
for Capture of Panama.
Washington, Feb. 23. Tho supremo
court hold a short session this morn'
lug nnd adjourned for tho day In hon
or of George Washington. Justice
Holmes delivered an opinion In the
Spanish war prize money case of the
United States against tho steamer
Mnngrove, which vessel claimed the
prize money for tho capture of tho
Spanish steamer Panama. Tho Man
grove's contentions wore uphold.
Dogs Have Their Day in the Hub.
Boston, Feb. 23. The best bench
show in the history of the New Eng
Innd Kennal Club opened today In
Mechanic's building and will continuo
until Friday. All classes, from the
mnmmoth St .Bernards and Great
Danes to the tiny toy and black and
tan terlers, are woll represented. The
featuro of the show, however, Is tho
exhibit of whippets, the display of
this breed of racing dogs being the
largest and best ever seen In America.
Exercises at Johns Hopkins.
Baltimore, Md., Fed. 23. Commem
oration day exorcises were hold today
at John's Hopkins Unlvorslty. The
principal address was dellvored by
President Edwin H. Aldorman ,of Tu
Littlefield Decides that the Transportation Companies Rarely
Overcharged the Dealers.
WASHINGTON'S FAREWELL ADDRESS IS READ BEFORE THE SEN
ATE BY DUBOIS, OF IDAHO.
Washington, Feb. 23. Littlefield,
the chairman of tho committee which
went to Boston to Investigate the coal
transportation, submitted a full re
port which shows that while exces
sive freight rates had been charged in
some cases, It was only of rare occur
rence. The commltteo recommends
that tho hearings in Now York and
Philadelphia bo abandoned.
Washington, Feb. 23. It is general
ly expected that some compromise in
tho statehood bill will bo offered to
day whereby the deadlock can he ended.
Washington, Feb. 23. During the
routine business this morning Kearns
presented the credentials of Senator
elect Smoot, which were received nnd
placed on file. Burrows, the chair
man of the commltteo on elections,
announced that ho had received pro
tests against seating Smoot, and ask
ed that the remonstrances bo filed,
which was done.
Smoot was an in
He was afterward
greeted by many senators.
Washington, Feb. 23. The house
committee on merchant marine and
fisheries, by a vote of 10 to 7, today
refused to report tho ship subsidy
bill, thus disposing of tho matter so
far as this senson Is concerned.
Jones, of Washington, made an ef
fort to have the ship subsidy hill
amended In several particulars, hut
was steadily voted down.
Rev. Sutter offered a prayer when
the house met today, praying thnt
the generation might be guided by the
precepts and example of George
Tho senate was also opened with a
Blmllnr prayer. The time-honored
custom of reading Washington's faro
well address was gone through with,
Duboise, of Iowa, being called to the
presiding officer's chair for that purpose.
Quotations Furnished by the Coe
Commission Company D. C. Sulli
van, Manager, Room 4, Association
Chicago. Fob. 23.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
May 77 77
July 74. 73"s
May 4S 4694
July 44 -14U
Minneapolis, Feb. 23.
Wheat ' Opened. Closed.
May 76 76
July 70 76
New York, Feb. 23.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
May 81 SI Mi
July 78 78
NEW ROAD FROM SUMPTER.
The Washington & Oregon Railway
and Transportation Company Is to
Build to Bourne.
Spokane, Feb. 23. W. C. Morris, of
this city, returned from tho Enst to
day, where ho has raised $900,000 on
tho bonds of the Washington & Ore
gon Railway and Transportation Com
pany. An electric line will immedi
ately be built from Sumpter to
Reception to Schley.
New Orleans, La., Feb. 23. Admir
al Schley was given a reception at the
Jesuit college at noon Saturday.
NEGRO MARRIES MOBILE BELLE
MRS. FAIRBANKS PRESIDENT.
Daughters of American Revolution to
Meet Today In Washington Dele
gates Present From Every State.
Washington, Feb. 23. Mrs. Chas.
W. Fairbanks, wife of tho Indiana
senator, will again become president-
general of the Daughters of the Amer
ican Revolution. This was apparent
from the nentiment expressed by the
delegates to tho annual convention of
the national society, which began Its
session today in Chase's opera house.
Delegates from every state in the
Union filled the theater when the
gathering was formally called to or
der. Tho auditorium was tastefully
decorated with flowers and flags for
the occasion. Mrs. Fairbanks deliver
ed her annual address. In which she
pointed particularly to tho gratifying
progress made during the past year
WANTED FOR BRUTAL ASSAULT.
Pierce Chllds, Portland's Fir6t Base
man, Beats a Woman Into Insensi
bility. Portland, Or., Feb. 23. Pierce
Childs, tho first baseman of the Pa
cific leago Portland team, is wanted
by the police for a brutal assault on
Esther Roo last night. The woman
received a fearful beating and was
insensible for hours. He is said to
have had a bad record in Texas.
COLORED YALE GRADUATE
AND WHITE BRIDE ELOPE.
KILLED BY EXPLOSION.
Quarry Man Thawing Dynamite at a
Fire Was Blown to Pieces.
Salt Lake, Feb, 23. Archie Brown,
of Dlamondvllle, Wy was killed by
an explosion of giant powder which
he was thawing at a fire near the llino
In the project for tho erection of a I nuarry there today. His left arm and
uontineutai Han in Washington, in
memory f tho men and womon who
participated In the revolution. The
building will also serve as a national
homo for the society. A choice sito
near the Corcoran Art Gallery has
been bought and paid for and $C1,000
has been raised bv tho socletv toward
tho fund needed for tho erection of
tho building. Mrs. Fairbanks dellvor
ed a brilliant prophecy for the future
of the project In concluding her ad
dress. Reports of tho other officers
wore received, all of which showed
that the gain in membership during
tho past 12 months has been greater 1
than during any similar period since:
tho organization of tho society.
leg were blown off.
Banquet for Francis.
London, Feb. 23. Ex-Governor
David R. Francis, of Missouri, who
Is on a European mission as the pres
ident of the St. Louis Exposition, is
to ho tho chlof guest at the American
Society's banquet nt the Hotel Cecil
this evening In commemoration of
Washington's birthday. D. C. Halde
man will preside and among those
who have accepted Invitations to be
present are the lord mayors of Lon
don, Liverpool, Manchester and other
large municipalities of the United
Kingdom, the presidents of numerous
chambers of commerce, and tho heads
Pass Through Spokane en Route to
Canana, Fleeing From the Irate
Father Couple Met While Doing
Slum Work in Mobile.
Portland, Feb, 23. A Spokane spec
ial says Louis Brownlce, (colored)
nnd his wife, (white), are there on
their way to Canada. They were
married in Los Angeles Tuesday. The
bride is tho only daughter of Horace
Kingsley, a wealthy mnn of Mobile,
Ala. ,and n belle nmong the smart
set. The groom Is a Yale graduate,
and a physician. They met while do
ing slum work In Mobile and eloped.
They are fleeing from tho irato fath
er, who vows ho will have blood.
PRIZE MONEY PAID.
Supreme Court Decides Case In Favor
Washington Feb. 23. Dewey's prize
money case against the United States
in behalf of himself and his moa for
the capture of tho Spanish vogsela at
Manila was decided In favor of Dewey
today in the supremo court. In the
case Instituted by Sampson for prize
money of tho Maria Theresa, which
was taken from the Spanish, but lost
ut sea while being brought to Amer
ica, tho supremo court dismissed as
libel. Brown and Brewer dissented.
taking the ground that tho men were
entitled to the prize money for the
capture, ns it was not their fault that
the vessel was lost when belntf
MARTIN DALE DEAD
Was President of the Eastern
Oregon Normal School at
A GRADUATE OF DRAKE
UNIVERSITY OF IOWA.
of steamshin lines and other lariro In
Educators at Cincinnati. duBtries. The American ambassador
Cincinnati, Feb. 23. Tho vanguard I nn" other diplomats also will bo pres
of tho armv of educators which will . e"i"
Will Return in March.
Memphis, Tenn., Fob. 23. Wright,
the vice-governor of tho Philippines,
left for Washington today, summoned
to confer on tho island situation. Ho
sails from San Francisco March 10 to
resumo his duties at Manila.
Hamilton, Bermuda, Feb. 23. The
court of Inquiry which has been inves
tigating tho loss of the liner Madlana
which ran on a roof with a crowd of
tourists, consurcs the captain for tho
New Consul to Aukland.
Washington, Fob. 23. The presi
dent sent to the senate tho nomina
tion of Frank Dillingham, of Califor
nia, to bo consul-general to Aukland,
invade the city during the next three
lays to attend tho annual convention
of the department of superintendence
of the National Educational Associa
tion have arrived. Dr. C. M. Jordan,
of Minneapolis, president of the de
partment, was one of the early arriv
als and has established headquarters
t the Grand Hotel. President Jor
dan expects a large attendance at
least 1,500. More than GO college pres
idents aro expected, together with
many professors and superintendents
Dedication of College Library.
Durham, N, C, Feb. 23. Many vis
itors are here for the formal open
ing this ovening of tho Trinity Col
lege library, tho gift of J. B. Duke,
of New York city. Tho exercises aro
to take place In Cravon Memorial
Hall and tho occasion promisee to be
a notable one. Walter H. Page, of
Now York, will deliver the dedicatory
address and President John C. Kilgo
will accept tho gift on bohalf of tho
Mardigras at Pensacola.
Fensacola, Fla., Feb, 23. Mardl
gras week opened here today with
typical carnival weather. The arrival
of King Prisons this forenoon was
the opening event on the program,
and his coming was made memora,
ble by a big parade of military and
civic bodies, tho naval contingent In
cluding a large number of Pallors and
marines from the United States war-
snips now in the harbor. The' fes
tlvltles are to continue through to
morrow. Business is largely suspend-
ou anu the hotels and boarding houses
aro overflowing with visitors.
Philadelphia. Fob. 23, A watch
man In the big McCurdy department
Btore was murdered by robbers Fri
day night and tho body thrown into
the callar. Tho extent of tho robbery
Is as yet unknown.
Pittsburg Fanciers' Show,
Pittsburg, Feb. 23. The sixth an
nual poultry, pigeon and pet stock
snow or the Pittsburg Fanciers' Club
opened today In tho old City Hall and
will continue through the week. A
dozen states are represented among
tho exhibits and all classes aro unu
suallly woll filled.
King Holds Levee.
Londonfi, Feb. 23J Tho king's first
Iovee of tho season was held today at
Buckingham. Embassador Choate
and full staff was present. John Bar
rett, of Washington, and Governor
Francis, of Missouri, were formally
OPPOSITION TO BLISS TREATY.
Cuban House of Representatives May
Not Ratify the Act of the Senate.
Havana, Feb. 23. Opposition to tho
Bliss treaty has arisen in the house
or representatives. Although It may
he ratified by tho senate, Wednesday,
it cannot becoino effective without
tho sanction of the house.
Turkey Red Wheat.
Ed Maurer, of Birch Creek, has in
200 acres of wheat which is looking
excellent. Some of his wheat was not
sown until very late; in fact, he fin
ished sowing last week. Mr. .Maurer
Is experimenting with the Turkey red
wheat of which W. S. Byers last fall
brought In 10,000 bushels from the
Horse Heaven country. Tho original
oi mis wneat was Drought from Kan
sas, where It Is regarded as a first-
class milling wheat, and is the prin
cipal wheat raised. Mr, Dyers is anx
ious to havo tho Turkey red well test-
ed in this county. M, B. Newquist, a
noignoor or Mr, Maurer, and Mr.
Maurer each sowed four husheln of
the Turkey red last fall.
Sue for Divorce.
Matilda E. Pearson has sued Wll-
Ham H. Pearson for a divorce on the
grounds of cruel and inhuman treat
ment, and Mary Dodge has sued
Charles Dodgo for a dissolution of the
marriage bond, on tho same grounds.
All partlos are residents of Umatilla
Result of a Kidney Trouble of Many
Years' Standing Interment Take
Place Today Funeral Ceremonies
Conducted by Rev. Holmes.
James Monroo Mnrtindalo, presi
dent of the Eastern Oregon State
Normal school, died at 8 o'clock a.
m. yesterday at his homo in Weston
nfter a protracted nnd very painful
Illness; an illness of several years'
For years Mr. Martlndalo had been
afflicted with an obscure kidney trou
ble which resulted n year and a half
ngo In an operation in a Portland
hospital by which ono of his kidnoya
wns removed. As is usual In such
cases the remedy wns palllntlvo only,
and the remaining kidney could not
perform tho double functions imposed
upon it. Tho result was tho last Ill
ness of Mr. Martindalc, who haB boon
a very sick man ever since assuming
tho charge of tho unlvorslty In Sop
Mr. Martlndule wns horn March
28, 1862, being therefore at tho tlino
of his death 41 years and 11 months
of nge. He wnB a graduate of Drako
University, Des Moines, Iown, and a
post graduate from normal courses in
Eastern universities. Ho leaves a
wife and nn 8-year-old son. He had
from an early ngo, been a member of
tho Christian church, and hla asso
ciates in tho unlvernlty, nnd J. B.
Holmes, his pastor at Albany, Ore.,
and everybody olso who had boon as
sociated with him testify to his high
moral character In every respect ho
had lived up to a vory high standard
of morals r.nd cthlcB, besides bolng a
progressive, up-to-date citizen in the
best secular sense.
Ho was a member of tho I. O. O.
F., which order will attend tho fun
oral at Weston this afternoon In ft
body and extend tho honors of their
craft. Ho was also a member of tho
A. F. & A. M., tho Knights of Pythian
nnd tho Modern Woodmen.
Before being appointed to tho presi
dency of tho Weston Stnto Normnl,
Mr. Mnrtindalo wns for fivo year
principal of tho Albany nlty schools.
Ho camo to Albany from Pralrio City,
Iowa, where ho was for several years,
principal of tho city schools.
The funeral at Weston today will
bo conducted by J. 1). Holmes, who
wns his pa3tor nt Albany, Mr. Holmes
being summoned by telegraph Imme
diately upon Mr. Martlndalo's death.
The Interment will take place In
tho Weston cemetery, nt least for tho
time being. It Is prolmhlo that the
remains will ho nt somo future time
removed to tho East.
By telephone from Wepton aro
learned tho following additional facts
aobut Mr. Martlndalo: Hp was born
at Lancastor, Mo and was of Scotch
descent. At tho ago of 4 years he
moved with his parents to Vnn Buren
county, Iowa. Ho wns united In mar
riage to Mrs, Carponter, a teachor In
tho Iowa public schools. In 1884 ho
completed the high school courso In
Milton, la, In 1888, after sovora!
terms spent In teaching rural schools
ho took charge of tho schools at Mil
ton. After threo years therein ho en
tered Drake Unlvorslty nnd complet
ed tho course In 1892. Ho took chargo
of tho public schoolR nt Cantrll, Ia
and afterward of tho city schools at
Pralrio City. Me movod with his
family to Oregon In 1898 and took
chargo of tho Albany schools, where
ho remained until ho camo to Wes
ton last fall, as previously stated.
Mormons for Wheeler County.
Fivo families of letter Day Saints
intend leaving Iimonl. Iowa, for Con-
don on March 2nd, nays tho Wheeler
County Times. Tho Influx from this
part In tho past year or two him honn
largo and the people who como in
Gilliam county from thero are InduB-
trious and deslrablo dtlzenH nml va
welcome the little colony of settlors.
There are about 30 persona coming,
Gilliam can accommodate them and
many more. '