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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OKEGON, SATUKDAY, EEliKUAliY 28, 1903.
HAS HOME RULE.
..AMirrtr' Tio!n nn fUn Qrvl IT k
ern Railway Plunges into a
f- i-r- ixii rr r
AND 22 ARE INJURED.
The Engineer, a Mail Clerk and a Pas-
tenger Killed Two Trainmen Fa
ulty Injured Washout and Land
slide Direct Cause.
Knoxvllle, Feb. 2S. Meager reports
t i wreck of the passenger train on
tie Southern railway In a cut east of
Urolr City, weio received this morn-
tr. A section foreman who brought
lie news be.?? tnree are aeaa ana
Aiothcr report says the engineer.
Iresan, baggageman and several pas
Denver's Constitutional Amendment
Is Sustained by Supreme Court.
Denver, Feb. 2S. The supreme
court today sustained the Rush home
rulo constitutional amendment adopt
ed at the November election, and
granted a writ of mandamus requiring
City Treasurer Sours, of Denver, to
surrender his office to County Treas
urer Elder. Justices Gebbert and
Stcelo concurred in the opinion. Chief
Justice Campbell dissented.
The bill creates the city and coun
ty of Denver out of the territory or
the city of Denver and half a dozen
surrounding towns: gives absolute
home rule In municipal affairs to Den
ver, and to snch cities of the first ntid
second-class as desire the power, gives
complete power of acquiring and op
erating public utilities, provides that
no franchite shall be granto-1 except
upon vote of the people, provides that
the departments of fire nnd police,
public works and public utilities shall
le under civil service; consolidates
city and county offices, and gives the
people the right to make their own
cnarter, and to amend the same when
ever they see fit.
One effect of the decision will be to
postpone the Denver city election.
which would have been held under the
old law In April next, until after the
adoption of a new charter.
WILL AID TO
IRRIGATE UMATILLA COUNTY
Women in Case.
Buffalo. Feb. 28. The police be-
fejers were killed. The cause was a iove that there is a woman in the
xutout, followed by fire. Doctors case of tne Burdlck murder. A prom
Un been sent on a special to the ! inPnt dentist is under suspicion. Sen
sational developments are expected.
An autopsy showed five wounds,
any one of which would cause death,
The feeling grows with the police
that the murder was committed by a
woman with a golf stick.
Congressman Moody Succeeds in Interesting the National
Authorities in the Possibilities of Our Deserts.
BIG RESERVOIRS WILL BE CONSTRUCTED
AT THE HEAD OF THE CANONS.
Quotations Furnished by Coe Commls-
sion Company, 120 Court Street
B. E. Kennedy, Local Manager
Chicago, Feb. 28.'
Wheat Opened. Closed.
May 77 77
July 74 73
May 47,6 4G;fe
July 45', 44
Minneapolis, Feb. 2SJ
Wheat Opened. Closed.
May 7GI8 7fi?
July 70 7G?i
New York, Feb. 28.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
May SlU, Sl
July n 78i
Wheat In Chicago.
Chicago, Feb. 28. Whcat
cents per bushel.
Water Will Be Impounded From the Umatilla River Near Pendleton
Body of Land Comprises Nine Townships in Morrow and Umatilla
Counties Lying Between The Umatilla River and Willow Creek.
Washington, Feb. 28. Representative Moody has secured the selection
A later report says that six. includ-
h. Ann trotnmnn wnrA Thfl
neck was caused by a landslide on
Bp of a steep embankment down
.link. V. .nn .,1..nn1 .f.V.I1 n. fU
men Lilt? liuii uubcu njinr ul &uj
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kink of the Tennessee River. Tour'
roaches were nlled on top and three
A relief train reached here from
"Hnoor nsictnl nlprlr nfiri nnp Other
H Turontv.fnn r nncHP.n irnrs WGre
vnniiaiv niirr nnn T.wn ltLituiv iiijui'
l ill lllUaL Ul LUC
AMERICAN CONDEMNED TO DIE
ffiyttauier Instantly Killed Brake.
man Fatally Injured.
Battle Creek, Mich., Feb. 28. The
incoming Grand Trunk passenger train
was derailed as it entered this city
A bystander was instantly killed and
a brakeman fatally injured. A switch
nan on a tender had his leg cut off.
Sailor Allowed $1,000 for a Whipping
on High Seas, Administered by Cap.
Portland, Feb. 28. United States
njA Tl.llt I rt.li a i
a Bailor on tfc? Matterhorn from
Xamhitrtr in PnrMnncl 41 nnn Hnmnrfa
w a ueuuug uuniiuibierua uy uaniain
Tin n vv n rrnn r t nu nic n con cr -rnio
- mv. iuol kiuiu n 11 wo looo i.uai any
Cl11r.w nn DoaIA. 1
FERRY BOATS COLLIDE.
'"o rdsscngcrs mjurea in nonn
River Accident Vessels Slinhtlv
New York. Feb. 28. The Pennsyl-
m a dense fog this morning on
rth River. Two nassencers were
MnvAst 1. f.lll. a
A panic followed the collision
tatd from lumnlner overboard. Both
ts wero Bllirhtlv Hinnwil
FOR REt OLUTIONARY CON- .,
SPIRACY AGAINST SULTAN.
Sentences Were Unjust and Were
Passed for the Purpose of Terroriz
ing the Christians.
Vienna, Feb. 28. Two .Armenians,
both American citizens, have been
condemned at Smyrna for a revolu
tionary conspiracy against the Sultan,
one to death and the other to life im
prisonment. Reports say the sentenc
es are nnjtist and were passed lor
the purpose of terrorizing the Chris
tians. A Smyrna correspondent to
Die Information accuses American
Consul Lane of being Turkophlle in
his attitude and lax in protection.
Americans say the friends of the con
demned men will appeal to President '
Roosevelt for aid.
of 200,000 acres of land on Butter Creek, near Galloway, in Umatilla coun
ty as the scene of the first government irrigation work in Oregon. The
land has been withdrawn from entry, except for homesteads and surveys
are now under way.
A dam will be built on the Umatilla River to impound water, a few
miles below Pendleton.
The land withdrawn in Umatilla county is as follows: Townships 3
and 4 north, in range 27; townships 2 and 3 north, range 28; township 2,
north, range 29. In Morrow county, townships 3 and 4 north in ranges
25 and 26.
This body of land comprises nine townships, one-half in Umatilla and
one-half In Morrow county. It has considerable settlement in different por
tions of it, the rich Butter Creek alfalfa district extending the entire dis
tance across the reservation from south to north.
The country represents a rolling, hilly surface, with small valleys, ex
tensive level tracts near the foot-hills and higher more abrupt hills at the
The soil is sandy and warm, is susceptible to a high state of cultiva
tion under Irrigation and produces five tons of alfalfa per year, with little
At present the country is covered with sage brush, and has been pub
lic range of great value to the stock, interests of that locality.
The Umatilla River will not produce sufficient water 1o irri&ate this
vast tract in the growing season, but a system of reservoirs will be con
structed in the heads of numerous canyons near the summit of the range
of hills running through the district, and the spring freshets will be util
ized to Irrigate the lower lands.
The only streams of any note that are .found in that locality are Butter
Creek, which empties Into the Umatilla River six miles west of Foster, and
Willow Creek, which heads In the reservation and flows northwest past
Heppner into the Columbia. The old Northern Pacific land grant, now be
longing mostly to John Vey, lies In the heart of this body of land, and the
Holbrook Ditch Company's works and headquarters are within the boun-
STRIKES IN LOS ANGELES.
Metal Workers Lockout the Fore
runner of General Building Trades
Ixs Angeles, Feb. 2Sj A combined
walkout and lockout of union ntntnl
workers has taken placo In tho prin
cipal shops In I.os Angeles, where
cornices are manufactured nnd other
metal work Is done. All union metal
workers In tho city aro out of work.
Tho trouble Is said to be the forerun
ner of a general strike of all union
labor organizations In the various
building trades. Tho men have ask
ed for an Increase to $4.50 per dny
for certain journeymen nnd the em
ployes have agreed to tho raise on
condition that tho employers be priv
ileged to Introduce n sliding scalo
of wages for various workmen ac
cording to ability. Tho union men
are not satisfied with this agreement.
TERRIFIC STORMS IN EUROPE
CREW OF THIRTY
WAS ENTIRELY LOST.
The Coast of France Strewn With
Wrecks Liners Abandoned Their
Sailing Dates Several Bodies'
Havre, Feb. 28. On the coast of,
France continues most terrific storms.
The liners have abandoned their sail
ing dates fearing to leave port. Kach
hour brings new tales of woo. The
wreck of tho steamer Ottorcaps which'
went ashore Thursday night, Is brok
en up. it is now certain that tho on
tiro crow of 30 was Ipst'. Seven bodies
have been washed ashore.
WITHHELD FOR IRRIGATION.
Large Area in Eastern Oregon With
drawn From Settlement
Washington, D. C. Feb. 28. Ap
proximately 115,200 acres of land.
comprising five townships In The
Dales and La Grande, Ore., land dis
tricts, have been ordered by Com
missioner Richards, of the neneral
land office, to be suspended from any
form of disposal except by homestead
entry. The suspension is for irriga
FAMOUS BOTKIN CASE ON TRIAL AGAIN
Mrs. Botkin Will for the Second Time Stand Trial for the
Murder of Mrs. Dunning'.
Georgetown's Big Meet.
Washington. D. C, Feb. 28. Fol
lowers of athletics in the national
capita will receive an opportunity
to see many of the crack college ath
letes in competition at the annual
Indoor meet of Georgetown Universi
ty In convention hall tonight Penn
sylvania has declined to enter the
meet this year but many of the other
large colleges and universities will
have representatives on hand. The
committee In charge of the games has
catered to the popular fancy with a
series of relay races.
Strike Effects 20,000 People.
inotnaa Lyncn, a miner who ar-
i uura i-uueuix yeaieroay, speaK-
; oi tne coal strike in the East Koo-
y mines Friday morning, says
Spokane Press, said:
miners have a long list of
glm their side of the story to
nnKltn 1. .. 1 1 . 1 u
uul ui. piu&eui uieru its nu
There Is no shipment of fuel from
East Kootenav mines, with the
4alt that the mines and smelters
- vuiuiiuuca io close, -rne orxn-
a smelter and the Greenwood
nil u l uuwn nun Lilt' luutuci
e mine has roduced its force. The
n 1. r. .n I a.. r- . i .
1 1.11 11 k 11 13 DUUKl UIUl.ll
not operate more than one
the Kootenav country the neo-
1M VinJ . .. ... u 1
tae strike, u B estimated that
vr Indira ftw offaotorf
Transfer of Control.
Elkhart, Ind.. Feb. 28. The Lake
Shore & Michigan Southern, which
has owned the Indiana, Illinois &
Iowa road, running from Streator,
III,, to South end, Ind., for a year or
so, win tomorrow, transfer control
of the road to the operating- depart
ment of the Lake Shore proper. As
soon as possible after the transfer Is
made this city Instead .of South Bend,
will be made the eastern terminal of
Ohio Teachers Meet.
Cleveland, .O., Feb. 28. The North
eastern Ohio Teachers' Association
held its annual meeting here today
with a good attendance of members.
The program comprised addresses by
a number of prominent educators. In
cluding C. N. Keyes, of Hartford,
Conn., president of the American In
stitute of Instruction, and Dr. N. Q.
Schaeffor, commissioner pf schools pf
San Francisco, Feb. 28. The dis
trict attorney's office contemplated
putting Mrs. Cordelia Botkin on trial
for the second time next week for the
alleged murder of a Dover, Del., wo
man, but a further delay in the fa
mous case appears Inevitable.
Preparations to bring the famous
case to trial again have been in prog'
ress for many months, but the death
of Chief of Police Lees, who was ao
tive In the first trial, and several
other things have combined to neces'
sitate the long delay. Meanwhile
the Delaware parties Interested in
the case have been complaining of
the numerous postponements and the
legislature of that state last week
took official action upon the appar
ent Inactivity of the California au-
thdrltles In the matter.
Mrs. Botkin, -who Is spending her
fourth year in jail, has lost none of
her beauty in prison. She has com'
fortable quarters in jail and is said to
be happy in the hope that her second
trial will result In her acquittal.
The arrest and trial of Mrs. Botkin
four years ago attracted national at
tention owing to the many novel and
interesting features of the case. John
P. Dunning was a newspaper corres
pondent in San Francisco In 1898. His
wlfo left the city early In the year
for Dover, Del., to visit her father,
ex-CongTessman Pennington. Mrs.
Botkin was Infatuated with Dunning,
and, when he left San Fraclsco for
the East, she Is said to have become
very Jealous and made threats against
himself and bis wife.
One evening in August. 1898. Harry
Pennington, a grandson 'of ex-Con
gressman Pennington, brought ,from
the postofflce at Dover a dainty box
oi cnocoiate bonbons, addressed to
Mrs. J. P, Dunning. She invltnrt
friends to help eat sweatmeats, but
owing to a peculiar taste and the fact
inai it caused a burning sensation In
the mouth they did not eat much of
It. Mrs. Dunnlne and her nntor Mm
i-aiii,. oecame very sick after eating
the candy and died soon in great
agony. An analysis of the candy
showed a considerable quantity of
arsenic In its composition. The gov
ernor offered a reward of $2000 for
tne conviction of tho sender of the
canay. inclosed In the box was a
friendly note, signed "Mrs. a." and
the wrapper was Btamped with a San
An Investigation of the life of John
P. Dunning showed his acquaintance
wun nirs. uotKin, who then resided
in Oakland, Calif., which he freely
uumiiieQ. tie aiso accused the worn
an of the crime. Much Incrlmlnatlne
evidence as to the purchase of the
candy, the handwriting of Mrs. Botkin
on the box and In the note and other
facts were accumulated. Upon tho
evidence Mrs. Botkin was arrested.
tried and sentenced to prison for life.
Through a law subsequently passed
by the state legislature of California
she was granted a npw trial,. Mrs.
uunninrs father, one of the Imnort-
ant witnesses for the prosecution at
me nrst trial, is dead, and according
to the California law. bis evidence
cannot be. pUced before the. jujfy at
the second tdali, Other Delaware wit
nesses will come to California to at
tend the trlali but there Is some doubt
SAILS FOR EUROPE.
IN THE EAST
Recent Rains Have Swollen
the Ohio and Its Tributaries
to Unusual Size.
SIX DROWNED WHILE
ESCAPING IN A SKIFF.
Little Kanawha Has Risen 19 Feet
Steamer Excell Sank at Parkers
burg Railway Bridge Threatened
at Troy, Ohio.
Parkoraburg, W. Va., Fob. 28.
Thero is grent apprehension hero of
a rapid rlso of water duo to tho past
24 hours heavy rain. Tho Ohio Hlvor
has risen eight fet-t nnd tho Llttlo
Knnawaha, at Crcston. has risen 19
feet. Much damago line boon dono.
Government observers predict tho
highest water ever known on tho Lit
tie Knnawha. Tho steamer Excel!
was driven ngnlnst tho pier this morn
ing nnd sank nlmost Immediately.
Tho crow was rescued. Tho steamer
If, a total less, being carried down tho
stream by tho flood.
Miami Rising Rapidly.
Troy. Ohio, Feb. 28. Tho Miami Is
within two feci of tho highest known
stage. Ono abuttmont of tho big Cin
cinnati, Hamilton & Dnyton ntllwny
bridge bus boon washed out. All tho
bottom lands nenr the rivor aro un
der water. Tho residents of Nlnovah
abandoned that town this morning.
Hero all tho southern portion of tho
city Is flooded.
Portland, Ind., Feb. 28.-"-Tho Snla
monia Is tho highest It hns boon for
many years. A .portion of tho city Is
flopded. A foot or moro ,wl)l Inundate
tho business .houses, Tho damago, Is
already great. , , ,
Hickman. Ky.. Fob. 28. A skiff can-
slzod near lioro this morning, drown
ing six persons, ono woman being tho
only occupant to escape. Tho bodies
hnvo not nil boon found. All woro
Champion of Sprinting Cyclists
Ride In Paris.
New York, Fob, 28. Frank Kramor
the champion of sprinting cyclists
sailed today for Eimine. where ho haa
contracted to ride ten races, during
April and May, six in Paris nnd four
out side of Paris, it Is said that ho
w receive more money for his races
tuan was over paid to an American
champion before, This in paid to bo
due tb the active competition between
the two leading tracks of Pails, which
nave been bidding against opo an
other In efforts to 3ecuro ,tho serv'
Ices of Nelson, "Major" Taylor. Kra
mer and other prominent American
McClelland vs. Daley,
Pittsburg, Feb. 28. Au interesting
contest Is expected tonight when
Jack MCClelland and Andy Daley, of
Boston, come together before the Al
legheny Athletic Club for a 10-round
bout. Both men have been training
faithfully alnco the articles were sign
ed, and appear to be In lino foltlo for
"ELTOPiA OR BU8TI"
Prairie Schooners. Bearina Queer In
senptions, Arrive In the Land of
promise Plowing and Seeding.
Joseph McCabe. vlco-presldent of
U10 Washington & Pnlnmli n rlvip
runroaq, returned yesterday morning
from Frauklln county, and ronorta a
great Influx of immigrants., who made
hm.-ii way iniiiier in tne old rastiion
ed prairie echqpner, sas th,o Walla
Walla Union, At l,east ,a dqzen suph
wagons, containing families, aro
camped in the little franklin county
town, using their covered wagons for
homos awaiting permanent location
on land In thaf, region.
The half (Jozon nralrle schooners
that passed through Wajla Walla ear
y In the week, on. the sides of which
were the words "Kltonla or Bust."
haye arrived, at thejr deatjnatjpn, ac-
voting uj iir. wc.yauo.
ni; and seenln? n rn irnn.rfi!
as to whether a second conviction around Eltopla, and prospects for a
can be secured. bountiful cron am nrmnfHlnir
Has Been Reconstructed and Will Be
Ready for Water Next Week.
Tho water will bo turned through
tho Maxwell ditch next week, nearly
nil the work of reconstruction being
liow completed. T)o ditch, which Is
about four miles long, hns boon dug
eight years, but haB fiotm neglected
very much during tliq past two years,
largely on nccount of the. trouble- ex
perienced with tho old wooden flume
across tho rivor, which whb a novor
ending souico of oxponso and uncer
tainty, it ban been roplaced with a
steel plpo nt a cost, pf f.ino, and Sev
ern hundred tlnllnrs beside has been
expended upon clearing tho old ditch,
building gates, etc, Tho ditch leavos
the river about half way from Kcho
to Foster, and flushes into tho river
about two mlloB below Konter. While
the work of clearing it wau In nro.
gross It was also enlarged, and Is now
flvo feet wide on, tho bottom and three
NEW COAL FIELD OPENED.
Andrew Haftman, of Tacdma,
Promoting British Columbia Prop
erty. Sv Andrew Hartnmn. of Tacomn In
In tho city In tho Interests of the
Western Coul and Iron Company,
WllOSO property lies In tlin Nlcoln vnl.
ley, British Columbia.
Tho company owns anil rmitrnlq
2.C00 acres of coal land, which la un
derlaid with fino HCaniB Of bltumlnnim
coal, aggregating about 40 feet of the
mineral In a depth of pnn feet from
Two new roads nro hchiir built into
tho district and thri Standard Oil
company has Just purchased adlolnfne
property for 12,600,000, Tho samples
of coal exhibited by Mr, Hartmnn are
or un excellent variety, fro has estab
lished agoncles for tho new comnnnv
at Moscow, North Yakima. Kllons-
burg and othor towns' In tho North
west and Is looking over the finin in
this locality wlUt a view ti locating
permanent, aeney here.
I " 1 ,'ini'-
A new JlourlnK mill nlant of Mn.
barrel capacity iH,,boine erector in