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Eastern Oregon Weather
Tonight ami Friday fair.
PEKDLETOX, TJMATTLTjA COUNTY, OliEGOX, TUUKSDAY, FEJHWAHY 2(5, 1903.
2s O. 4 077.
its Cincinnati and Wipes
tut borne ot me urn Lana-
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31 Kb Ul I liai OHVi
READY FOR IRRIGATION.
t OLD PIKE OPERA
HOUSE IS DESTROYED,
at $25,000 Loss of Proper
ty Destroyed May Exceed $1,000,000
fcveral Narrow Escapes.
jidnnatl, Feb. 2r.. The mo6t dis-
flre that has visited this city
mc time was discovered early
! I. .Via linonmr.nl nt tUn
opera house and in a short
the whole building was in
. The Pike bulldlnc. including
Pike opera house, was soon de-
1 1 .nn Cn A ...... -Tin.. J . . . 1 1 ,J
; idjolnlng. The loss may exceed
i Pike building contained almost
afices occupied by lawyers, art-
i jad others. Their losses are ir-
TOk i,the firemen were at work
xtfcewwt they saw a pair of cuffs
drcfjed'irom a room. When picked
i tiey.wtind this inscription: "For
di take, save me, W. J. Jones."
Jremen rushed up stairs and
tot jnnwi wnn wjm uimnnr NiiiTfi
The origin of the fire is a
Secretary Moore Sends County Re
ports to Washington.
Portland, Fob. 26. It is now up to
the national government to keep its
part of the agreement regarding Ir
rigation matters. The first thing
that Secretary Moore, of the Oregon
Irrigation Association did yesterday
morning was to send to the proper
authorities at Washington the re
ports of Malheur, Harney, Crook and
Baker counties on their need of irri
gation. Although the state conven
tion on Irrigation met last October,
this Is the first active step taken to
wards providing for the irrigation of
arid Oregon. Various matters had to
be attended to preliminary to the
sending of these reports.
Umatilla county sent Its report
straight to "Washington through a
committee appointed by the Umatilla
County Irrigation Association. The
report will be examined by Chief Hy
drographer Newell, who will then
probably make a personal Investiga
tion, after which it will be referred
to the secretary of agriculture.
d CURE LEPROSY THE 011! IN SENATE
Dr, Adolph Razlog Has Found Charges Against Apostle Reed
a Means of Exterminating Smoot Formally Filed With
the Dread Disease,
the Senate Committee.
HAS COMPLETELY CURED
THREE CASES AT CANTON.
HE BRANDS THEM
AS INFAMOUS LIES
United States Consul Wade Reports Smoot Cannot Be Prevented From
the Matter to the State Depart
ment Urges Its Adoption in Ha
waii and the Philippine Islands...
Washington, Feb. 26. According
Taking the Oath When the Next
Senate Meets, But the Charge Will
Have to Be Investigated.
Were Old Landmarks.
is not believed that any
Grain Rate Hearing.
Washington, D. C, Feb. 26. The
interstate commerce commission be
gan a hearing today in the matter of
recent advances in freight rates on
grain and grain products. Protests
against this increase have been made
by grain growers and shippers
throughout the "West and Southwest
The advance amounts to about 20 per
cent over the old schedules and will
mean a tax of millions upon the farm
ers of the country.
MITCHELL ABANDONS HOPE
STARTS A MOVEMENT TO
lost, though there are reports of i President of the United Mineworkers
uud unauiuK. UUlUlUg UUJUOID
carried for miles, the suburbs
covered with them. Pike and
other buildings destroyed with
ire among the city's landmarks.
sen me are was discovered many
of a number or hotels in the
iit unn ti i mi v uinuaiou 1 1 ichvi;
I tuer quarters, out me noieis at
1 n-iiro In nnncrnr T rtoe nrrn
Actrtu Loses Thousands.
Henrietta Crosman, who was play-
(i iiiiir niMvc iniin or v. iiiiii l.m rv
trail safe which can't be found.
Quarter of a Million Loss.
mw lork, Feb. 26. FHre in an
t fitOrV Htlllrlln. nnnnnlti K..
did a quarted of a million dol-
G3tna?A thin m.rnln.
Carnegie to Visit Tuskegee.
institute for negro youth, located
- ...aw aw VAJ'V.WI.I-.U IU lO It, IMC
-ui tomorrow on his way home
norma. For several years Mr,
-vsic nus snown considerable in
I In I hf Knhnnl onH Vlc Inner
associates of the institution.
Says He Cannot Organize the Min
ers of Maryland and West Virginia
Without Outside Assistance.
Chicago, Feb. 26. John Mitchell,
president of the United Mineworkers,
has abandoned all hope of organizing
tne miners of Maryland and West
Mrglnia without outside assistance
that will bring such a strong pressure
upon the operators that they will be
forced to unionize their own mines
in self-defense. To that end a move
ment was started today in Chicago to
protest against the awarding of pub
lic contracts to firms handling Mary
land and West Virginia coal, and
this movement is to spread all over
the United States wherever labor is
A LEGAL FENCE.
Washington, Feb. 27. Charges
to United States Consul McWade, at against Smoot, the Utah poliglmist,
Canton, it has remained for an Amer- were today formally filed with the
lean physician. Dr. Adolph Razlag, to senate committee on privileges and
discover a means of curing and ex- elections and state specifically that
terminating leprosy. In a report to Smoot was married to a plural wife
the state department, the consul says after the admission of Utah Into the
that wonderful success has attended Union.
the efforts of this physician, and his Smoot brands the charges as an in
work has attracted the attention of famous lie. This congress can take
the highest Manchu and Chinese of- no action upon the charges nor can
ficials. This work began in June, Smoot be prevented from taking the
1902, in a leper village six miles dis- oath when the next senate meets.
tant from Canton. Of four cases but bv filing the document now it
treated, three have been discharged constitutes a charge against his ell
completely cured and the last is mak- gibility to hold the seat, which will
Ing a practical recovery. The phy- have to be investigated next session.
sician urges strongly the adoption of I
his methods for the treatment of lep-
ers in the Philippines and in Hawaii.
The main features of the treatment.
which are shown in the consul's re-
A filibuster against the Butler
Wagoner election contest was inaug
port, appear to consist of minute and llted aE sotm as lhe. n0UBe conven.
prolonged sanitation and the use of
highly antiseptic drugs.
The Wesley Anniversary.
- HU. tHlll.ll .WtCOk
uniiesiea in tne ceiehratinn of
MOth anniversary of the birth of
vain;, nmuu is to ue neia in
-AOTA k. 1 1 .11 I ...
o. iu iujb oeiiujir, ul wiucn
it Roosevelt has promised to
Samuel W. Bowne will nre-
k AVPr thd mDAilni. I ...4,11
..... iiiviiib, auu IU uuui-
w the address of the president
win he speeches by Bishop An
and the Rev. Dr. James R
woucenor 01 Syracuse Unlver
Barrett vs. Kelly.
nnah, Ga.. Feb. 26. This was
te originally fixed for the light
'n Jack Lowery and Eddie Len-
"0re the Snvnnnnh AfhloMn
hllf n Lli.L .
uuen in ine arrangements
eceaaltated a change of bill. Joe
Mumr K0UV. of New York hnvo
lUnflTlllltn T . -
..ureu ,ur bowery ana .uen-
"a "111 meet In a Sfl.rminH vn at
--o". ouin aro in nne conai
"I an Interesting go is expected.
Mrs. Fairbanks Re-elected.
fslrbanks was unanimouslv ro-
today American itevoiu-
Law Changes Construction of Fence
in Eastern Oregon Counties.
Salem, Feb. 26. Wire fences east
of the Cascade Mountains must, after
the middle of next May, be construct
ed In the following manner: They
shall have posts 6U feet in length
and not less than four Inches in di
araeter, set in the ground two feet
and shall not be more than 32 feet
apart. There shall not be less than
three wires, of the ordinary kind
the lower wire to be two feet from
the ground, the second 15 inches
above the first, and the upper wire
IB inches above the second, making
the top wire 4feet above the
At the distance of every eight feet
from the posts, false posts 4'4 feet
high must be placed, resting on the
ground and securely fastened to the
wires. A pole two inches In diameter
or a six-inch board may take the
place of the middle wire and false
Immense Cost of Wars.
Madrid, Feb. 26. The minister of
finance has made a report showing
mat tne cost to Spain of the Cuban
and the Philippine war was $470,500
List of Statesmen Who Have Served
in Upper House.
Following Is a list of tho senators
who have served the state of Oreeon
since her admission into the Union,
on Keoruary 14, 1859:
DeJazon Smith, 1859: Joseph Iane.
JH&a-istii; Edward D. Baker. 1861:
Benjamin Stark, 18C1-1862; Benjamin
F. Harding, 1862-1865; James W. Nes
mlth, 1865-1807; George H. Williams,
1865-1871; Henry W, Corbett. 1867
1873; James K. Kelly, 1871-1877; John
H. Mitchell. 1873-1879; John H. Mit
chell, 1885-1891; John H. Mitchell,
1891-1897; LaFayette Grover, 1879
1883; James H. Slater, 1879-1885;
Josoph N. Dolph, 1889-1895; George
W. McBride. 1895-1901; Joseph Simon,
1898-1903; John H. Mitchell, 1901
1907; Charles W. Fulton, 1903.
ed, A yea and nay vote was demand
ed on every motion. No business is
The filibuster lasted three hours,
and after five roll calls the republi-
w..- c ..v.- . rw.. ,., -"-Of consideration the resolution unseat
Next week A Very Large Entry Ung Butler.
Fort Worth. Texas, Feb. 26. The NEW PAPER FOR BEND
fat stock 6how to be held in Fort
Worth next week promises to eclipse Arrangements Made for Weekly
all previous exhibitions of the kind With $5000 Caoital
rmlri In t Vi r Cmit hn-act ViniV no va. I
gards the number and high class of iI,e 7 vlew ,01 1 le
the exhibits. The committees in J''UBi'e Jae ''veiopmeni in tne
charge of the arrangements have been n".Y uuJes val,e nDW lnal lr
nrt-i,. Cci,nci,. rigation for that country Is assured
months with the result that an entry fnd its timber r?.so"rc?s arr beco!ning
list of immense proportions has been v,ruiBe dciuuciu, oi i-ortiana,
made. All sections of Texas and "us tor tne incorporation oi
Oklahoma have become actively in- a. pub1fh a "j0, weekIy
terested in the enterprise and will " end, Crook county. Articles were
spnH thPi finest cti. 'ea weaiieBaay. ine auuionzea can-
the $5000 hung up in prizes. " iinuuB luum
The national blooded livestock as- ' . " ' . c" uu.l"'"u.
cnn- ioo i ti, i worK oi getting out tne nrst issue oi
anrt nrnminpnt stor-Vmor, h,,vr tne PaPr wl he crowded with all
hers from Kansas, Colorado, Missouri. L"e pape is "w Published at Bend
vnitrnska nL-io, A-i.,- the Deschutes Echo, which Is made un
other sections where the livestock in- y,?f n, notlces- Mr- Schlecht
dustry flourishes. Advantage will be "J!" U,e "eld offers a good opportu
taken of the presence of such a large nlty foJ .an enterprising country pa-
number Of stockmen to hold a con- ?"u ',c . io pui. out one mat
ference to discuss various matters of be in a'l respects creditable. The
interest and importance to those en
gaged In the Industry.
first issue will appear some time next
month. No name has yet been select
ed lor it.
Quotations Furnished by Coc Commls
slon Company, 120 Court Street
B. E. Kennedy, Local Manager
Chicago, Feb. 26.'
May 77 M
July 73 H
Minneapolis, Feb. 26.
Mav 76 U
No wYofk, Feb. 26.
Interest In Wrestling Match.
Cleveland. O.. Feb. 26. Tom Jen
kins of this city and Frank Gotch,
the "Klondike Champion,' 'are match
ed to meet in a mixed-stylo wrestling
bcut tonight at tho Grays' armory
Both men have tnken great care in
ttainlng for tho contest, and thoy are
raid to be in fine physicnl condition.
Jenkins believes ho will win In short
order, but Gotch has a host ot follow
ers who claim that he will got tho
better of the local wrestler.
Questions Gibbon's Action.
Rome, Feb. 26. The fact ct Cardi
nal Gibbons' not coming to tho pope's
jubilee is causing considerable com
ment in the Vatican. It Is pointed out
that older and more feeble cardinals
had taken fatiguing journeys to be
BAKER COUNTY MURDER CASE
PLES ARMSTRONG MAKES
FIGHT FOR HIS LIFE.
Great Interest Taken In the Ensmln-
ger Case Gives Promise of Sensa
Baker City, Feb. 26. Attorneys, rel
atives, friends, witnesses and some
money are gathered in this city today
In the interest of the Ensmlnger mur
der trial which gives promise of dis
closing the most sensational and pe
culiar conditions and facts that the
courts of the state of Oregon have
been treated to in their history. Pies
Armstrong may swing for tho crime,
but present indications point to the
legal fight being a stiff one and the
counsel for the accused Is equipped
to spring new evidence that may
servo to turn the tide of feeling and
at least forestall the program for
the hanging of a Baker county mur
derer at the penitentiary for the first
hanging under the new law.
liber Knapp, Arrested at Ham
ilton, Ohio, Confesses Hav
ing Strangled Five Women,
HAD JUST LATELY
MARRIED FOURTH WIFE.
Horrible Story of Human Depravity,
Which Compares With the Old
Bluebeard Stories Gloats Over
Killing Many Defenseless Women.
Hamilton, O., Feb. 26. Ubor
Knapp, tho modern Bluoboard, who
confessed last night that he had kill
ed one of his four wives, mado a soo
ond confession this morning in which
he told of flvo murders, throe In Cin
cinnati, one In Indianapolis and ono
In Cincinnati ho killed Emma Lip
pieman, In a lumber yard, Mary Eck-
ert in a houso on Wnlnut street, and
his second wife, Donnlo Connor, un
der tho Liberty street bridge aud
threw her body In tho canal.
In Hamilton he killed Hannah God
(laid, his third wile. In Indianapolis
he killed Ida Geblmrd. All wore
strangled, and lust was the underly
ing cause of tho murders.
Emma I.lpplomau was with child
when Knapp assaulted her. Ho
strangled her when she made an
outcry. Mary Eckort was also as
saulted and strangled with a towel.
The solo reason given by Knapp for
killing Jennie Connor, was that he
was angry. He cannot tell tho man
ner of Ida Gobbards' murder.
Makes Sworn Statement.
In a signed and sworn statomont
Knapp says'. "I cannot toll what
made mo kill theso people I couldn't
help it. Some kind of a desire to kill
took hold of me and I could not roslst
the temptation. I nm sorry for my
crimes. But now I hope they'll bo
easy with me."
After his confession the formal
charge of first degrco murder was
filed. Knapp is nfrnld of being lynch
ed and does not wnnt to be taken
from the county Jail.
WAITSBURG'S FOUNDER DEAD.
GAME LAWS UNJUST.
TO RESTORE FORESTS.
Alexander at Bermuda.
iew iorK. i-eo. 2ti Advices re-
pplvnrl tnrtni' frnm Panmtita ctqin
that the disabled collier Alexander Eastern OreBn Duck Shooting Will
was towed In there today bv the Be 01 onort Duration Owing to New
duties steamship Beta. Law.
Baker City, Feb. 26. Nlmrods feel
the state game laws, psneclallv with
Burned Mountain Lands Planted to Kv0rk a handicap uno .
incense ceaar and Pines by the Bu- ern Oregon. The season closes March
reau of Forestry Help from the In- The impression Is that the sec
hahitan. uon suouia oe so amended as to ner
Mnnv- t . ...J11 duck shooting in this half of
w.wU Wl UUIIltu IUIIU ail LUC lh(1 Otnln 4 1 i 1 1
C y-, r . i , . vvci.cUa.UilOL It'UbL Vltt V.
mountains. Southern California, have w, " 'or..
hPon nlnnlorf to lnoc onJ aua tne west-
dar this wlnteV fiTSebST of to, Tn Zn.Z2Ji
" ' ' " 1. auu UUJ1L'
ers may shoot there during the en
estry. Heavy rains have helned the
1n,t. .1. J- it- T. C1
-j .u. ' v. . i. u .,uiu.ui i.i.a . i 1 n t p m,. u . .
nlantinir have alreadv t-nrmlnntcH "V" " .'o nere,
terTes;rdrkthhea8helDTraDthe1 th,n' -d"-
S JhjJJ ?? over, drives the ducks south. Even
County Forest and Water Association D,,""U"B;, 08
has subscribed $266. and the board of an7 numhers Tn thn w-7m
ZrfJ hll ? onvow If?omththenratrh'e
taT lT alarmed bP the BteadllyX " 2i tllnl lh?8.? mln? 8
fiZ x. a BiuwiuB their usual haunts.
m 1.1 2 bued mountain Along the Umatilla River shooting
sides, which conserves and regulates ta EOO(1 In BnH ,".: An0il!l
the flow of water, is a vital matter , ire '"pienfiful f but ?nt nH
to the inhabitant Hm fh UCKS Bre P.lentul. hut the Sports-
ular interest in the planting. A . ,."u.?l..ior.?B?
squad of 10 to 15 men under T. P. Lu- lamette the snort is
cone pine has been planted on the n 1" l" ."e e??.r
suTar'rne'cffh ,DCenfet Ced8r " this maUerould be Welcome
S I0;! yel'low'pinrn !. "Si Lf 2.7"
nil oi.,oia Tk i.," I " al "co ""a me ibwb ao-
r;; . a nation when u is at its
-w w i nest
Bruce, Pioneer, Dies at Wall
Walla Walla, Feb. 26. Yesterday
at tne home or his daughter, Mrs. A,
tapangle, S16 Carrio avenue, James J
uruce, one or Walla Walla countv
prominent pioneers, died at the ago
or 74 years. The cause of death was
rheumatism, from which the deceas
ed had suffered a great deal the lat
ter part of his life.
Mr. Bruce though little known to
tno later-day generation of Wall
Walla played an Important part In
tne development of this countv nrin
cipally in the Wallsburg district. Ho
helped plat'and lay out the town of
wallsburg in 1869 and since that
time has been prominently Identifier
with its upbuilding and progress.
Ho engaged in farming for many
years successfully, though at the
time of his death was noHHnnHnrl nt
uttio or this world's goods. Ho loaves
a widow and ono daughter. Mm
Spangle, of this city, and relative
ine remains will be Hhinned to
waiteburg tomorrow for Interment,
the funeral taking place in tho after
Indianapolis, Feb. 26. The murdor
of Ida Gebberd, confessed by Knapp,
was ono of tho most horrible In tho
history of the city. A child of 3
years old was assaulted, murdered
and horribly mutilated nftor death.
CAPTURED AT LA8T.
A. J. Turpln Landed In Penitentiary
uiner prisoners Received,
Walla Walla, Feb. 26. A. .1. Tur.
pin, who was sentenced flvo years
ago lor rape committed n Kit tas
county, and who successfully broke
Jail In 1898, was handed over to the
warden of tho penitentiary yesterday
by Sheriff Clark, of Kitltas countv.
Turpln was caught in Indiana afir
a cnase mat nas led the pursuers
over most of the United States.
The other prisoners received aro;
Charles B. Horlnger, J 4 months for
burglary, and Oscar Bliss, sovon
years for grand larceny, from Pierce
county. Sheriff Denholm waR in
In Hawaii there are more Chinese
than natives, and tho Japanese out-
Cincinnati, Fob. 26. Tho thrco
murders which Knapp confesses hav
ing committed In this city aro well
remembered by the police. Tho Eck
ort murder was an unsolvablo mys
tery that created a great sensation,
Tho murder of Emma l.lpploman was
nover cleared up. Tho police decid
ed after an Investigation of tho death
or Jennie Connors that she commit
Grand Jury In Baker County,
Baker City, Fob, 26. Upon request
of tho taxpayers of Baker county,
Judge Robert Ealten called a Brand
Jury to sit during the session of tho
i-enruary term of tho rcult court.
Tho nxtremo need of a thorough In
vestigation on manv Important Mima.
Hons now before tho county seems to
warrant the oxtra cohI. attending thi
Query That Stunned Tillman,
Senator Tillman wna nnm nt i.w
tho democratic- eoneroHlnnni mm.
mlttno out to Kentucky to orato for
tht state ticket. Tho first speech he
made there up to a certain point
was a great success. Hb annua r
tho necessity of electing Incorrupti
ble mn lo congress, "such tha
democracy of this district has chosen
to represent tho pooplo at Washing,
Just at this moment Hnm nn in
tho crowd Interrupted with;
vvouid nr. ciahorty sell out?"
"What's that-" asked Tillman
somewhat riled at thla break In his
train of thoughts.
'Would Dr. Clahertv sell nut?" r.
peated tho questlonor.
"And who the blazeH In rr r-1
ey?" asked Tillman,
Hoh the man you'ro asking a tn
vote for," camo tho prompt roflpouHe.
The senator was stunner! nnH mnM
only blurt out; "I never heard of him
before." Baltlmnm ir,i "
TllO VOkano of Callrnn I-
In violent eruption. Throe citlea In
tho vicinity aro threatened win.
number tho natives two to one.