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PENDLETON, TJMATLLLA COTJXTY, OBEGOST, WEDNESDAY, MAliCIl 11, 1903.
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GUESTS WITH THEIR
EFFECTS WERE SAVED.
Damage Done by Smoke and
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Fully Insured and Will be Re-
n n Hlonatrmia flrrt In iho TTntnl
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least $5000 to the building and
D O C1UCK u Liavuiiiiu uiuu imuiuu
t.ii rtnn wnn war rruiim rn iiim
noor snieneu hihoku situhs
to excite his apprehensions,
f? nivi'Ni.iiniLtiii linn iiihi uvumu
ptho "hopper room," which was
nmcdiatoly aroused others, and
Conductor George Stevens and
Mix, another travollng man
sok to extinguish the fire, sup
that It had not yet gotten out
Hose Failed to Work.
ran to the fire hose In the
mr and only 30 feet distant from
Bppor room, and attempted to
the water. Finding it would
they turned In an alarm to
office and aroused the other
on the third and second floors
, lessees, Caspar ana ueorge
in turned In an alarm imme
to the fire department, and
Ives and other guests under
do what thoy could toward
ishlng the fire. They also at
to turn on the water through
hose on both the second and
oors, but found thoy could not,
being an entlro absence of wat
ie pipes supposed to supply the
Bf which there was 100 feet, all
y connected, on each floor.
Be meantime, the guests hustled
r their effects out of the house
pall succeeded in doing without
Are department arrived In
Etimo and connected their hose
utsldo hydrants which afforded
pressure, and soon had water
g upon the roof, and on every
sOn the inside Mrs. Kaspar Van
ook charge of the work of get
iffects out of the house. Her
and tho hired help were her
oncern and their holonclncs
fctistled out of doors in short or
Bho then succeeded In getting
r piano anu organ ana tne tur
Is of, hor private suite of rooms,
which were her personal prop
I Was Quickly Put Out.
effective work was quickly
put as a mattor of fact, the fire
ttking very rapid progress, hav
pi much further advanced when
red than anyone at first real
rho department had to work
Bave the building. From the
Its of tho fire after the arrival
idopartment it Is cortaln that
liscovered by Fulton it had
fed very nearly tho leneth and
of the roof, for before the
Ion the third floor had their be
Is out of their rooms the entire
Ipor was filled with smoke and
pings wore boglnning to drop
log and paper loosened by the
Itween the ceilings and the
mj amount of water was neces-
ised that the building was
prom the roof to the basement.
airoyeu an tno plastering and
in the house. The actual
itdone by the flro Is confined
i. apartments on the third floor
fcthe roof and its supporting
Amount of Damage.
building there was probably
flro and water, damage to
int of $5000. To tho contents
2500. Nearly tho entire loss
n tho Pendleton. Hotel Co..
jrns tho building and the fur
of tho kitchen, offices, guest
(id other fixtures,
impany carried $20,000 Insur
b tho building and $3500 upon
nts. Tho Van Dran Broth-
ssees, carried $1800 on tholr
obi or which waB on tho
Ss.i'pinjured, and whlqh is
$2500. Mrs. Van Dran's ef
, rred to, wero jiot Insured at
vn urana ram horn nUni
three years ago from Albany, and
have been the managers of the Hotel
Pendleton since that time. Kaspar
and George both Informed the report
er for tho East Oregonlan that they
both supposed until this morning, as
did also Airs. Van Dran, that the fire,
hose could be depended upon In case
of fire, and expressed great astonish
ment at finding it inoperative. The
explanation given thorn Is. that the
pipes supplying the fire hose and the
water for the guest rooms were out
of order and it was necessary, prior
to the Van Drans' taking possession,
,to shut off the water from the out
side. Tho van Drans, of course, knew
there was no water In the guest
rooms, but state that they did suppose
there was water behind the fire hose
until their experience this morning
proved there was not.
With the stiff wind blowing there
were present nearly all the elements
for a destructive fire. It would have
been much worse but for tho self-possession
of the occupants, many of
whom carried water in buckets before
and after the arrival of the depart
ment, and so succeeded In confining
the operations of the fire on the third
floor, preventing it from getting any
considerable foothold among the
Cause of Fire.
The "hopper room" is the room in
which is temporarily thrown the
waste paper which accumulates on
that particular floor, and in which
is a sink into which is thrown slops,
from that floor. It is believed that
tho fire originated in a box into which
had been thrown waste paper and
CITIZENS' MEETING ST
THE COURT HOUSE TONIGHT
WITH MAD MULLAH.
The School Bond Issue and New School Building Will Be
1 Abysslnlans Lose a Thousand Men
British Forces Lose Heavily.
Aden, Egypt. Mnrch 11. A report
has been received hero that tho
Ahyssians have had a battlo with
the Mad Mullah at Somallland and
1.000 woro killed. The mother ot tho
Mullah was captured. Tho British
forces in tho engagement nro said to
havo lost heavily. Tho report savs
the Mullah is in flight
Manchester, N. H March 11. Ex
Mayor Ames, of Minneapolis, was
brought before the supreme court this
morning and tho hearing of tho peti
tion for release from custody was be
gun. The petition was refused and the
court ordered Ames to be remanded
to Minnesota. Exceptions were taken
to tho bail, which was fixed at $10,-000.
Going to the Philippines.
Fort Meade, S. D., March 11. The
remaining troops of the Thirteenth
cavalry stationed at Fort Meado de
part for San Francisco today to em
bark for the Philippines. Their place
will be taken by the Sixth Cavalry,
now on Its wav hore from the Philippines.
SENATOR MORGAN HOLDS FLOOR
A public meeting of the taxpayers of Pendleton school district will be
held at the courthouse at 7:30 this evening, for the purpose of discuss
ing the proposed school bond Issue.
The school board requests every taxpayer in the city to be present
and take part in the bond issue discussion; it is a matter in which the
city must decide. The decision should be a just expression of the sen
timent of the district. On March 26, the taxpayers will be called upon to
vote the bond Issue.
Thorough discussion of the subject and a full understanding between
the people and the school board, is necessary to insure an intelligent vote
upon the question.
You are invited to express your opinion. The school board wants to
hear it. The people who pay taxes and keep the wheels of progress mov
ing are interested in knowing how public funds are expended.
The only way to injure a right expenditure, is to discuss public ques
tions in a public way, direct those who are the custodians of public Insti
tutions and add the elixir of experience to the policies that direct the qov
ernment. The needs of Pendleton school district will be the happy theme to
night. A cordial invitation is extended to the citizens to overflow the
The one object of every citizen of Pendleton is to Improve the pub
lic schools; there are different ways to reach this worthy object, and this
is one of the occasions on which the different means should be discussed.
BIG GOLD D SCQVERY
DUNCAN CREEK IS THE
ALLISON OFFERS RESOLUTION
CHANGING DEBATE RULE8,
Referred to Committee Which Was
Authorized to Sit During Recess
and Report to Next Congress.
Washington, March 11. Imraedl
atoly after opening the senate today,
Allison offered a resolution author
ing the committee on rules to re-ex
amlnatlon the rules of the senate
with a view to ascertain what
changes, If any, were necessary or ex
pedient to place a time limit on de
bate, and If so to what ext3n:.
It was referred to the committee on
contingent expenses. The committee
was also authorized ,to sit -luring the
recess and was directed to report as
soon as possible at the next rsslon
of congress. Shortly after noon the
doors were closed for the Panama dis
cussion. Morgan's desk was buried
beneath books and papers.
Morgan talked until 3:15, when he
asked the clerk to read some of his
Manila, March, 11. The local
steamers Navary and Multralourdes
collided at Punta, Santiago today.
Both sank and are a total loss. But
few passengers and crew wore saved.
Wheat in Chicago.
Chicago, March 11. Wheat 74
75 cents per bushel. ,
To Fight Tobacco Combine.
Hartford, Conn., March 11 To
combat the tobacco combine, leading
Connecticut valley tobacco growors
havo organized tho Now England To
bacco Growors' Corporation. Conven
tions are being held at several points
In Connecticut and Massachusetts this
week and It is expected to solidify
the entire New England tobacco In
dustry, which represents a 15,000-
acre crop having an annual value of
upward of $5,000,000. When the or
ganization has boon perfected It Is
proposed to Impose a penalty on any
member found guilty of selling to any
Pay Streak Is Seven Miles Long $100
Daily Taken Out Per Man 100 Feet
to Bed Rock.
Tacoma, March 11. There is great
excitement In the upper Yukon over
another gold discovery compared to
the Klondike on Duncan Creek. One
hundred dollars dally per man is be
ing taken out. The richest claims are
on a pay streak seven miles long and
the bed rock Is 25 to 100 feet deep.
RIVER STILL RISING
PLAYED WITH DYNAMITE.
Five Small Boys Arc Injured Three
Buffalo, March 11. A crowd ot
small boys found a stick of dynamite
where it had been thrown carelessly
by an Italian, into a shallow crook,
this afternoon, and began playing
with It. They throw It on tho pave
ment, when It oxploded. Five woro
injured, three fatally. Tho oldest boy
Is S years of ago and tho youngest
SENSATION AT SEATTLE.
Mayor, Attorney and Chief of Police
to Be Tried for Malfeasance In Of
fice. Seattle, March 11. Tho grand Jury
has voted to Indict Mayor Thomas J.
Humes, Prosecuting Attorney Walter
S. Fulton and Chief of Police Sulli
van for malfeasance In office, permit
ting gambling and other unlawful
vices to flourish.
YET IVIDRE MYSTERY
Man Dead and Wife Dying
Because of Knowledge of
MURDERED MAN'S BODY IS
A SHAPELESS MASS.
Kaiser's Tutor Thought to Have
Taken Ship for America.
Hamburg, Mnrch 11. Captain Sid
ney O'Danne. formerly the u.uscr'ii
tutor, who has been confined in an
asylum hero for Insanity, escaped
yesterday. There aro no traces, but
he is believed to have taken a ship
TO RAISE THE MAINE.
Many Made Homeless in Bayou Sara
District North Memphis Inundated
Immense Damage Reported
Memphis, Tenn., March 11. The
river rose six Inches during the Inst
24 hours. At 8 o'clock It was 2 feet
above the danger line. A portion of
North Memphis is now inundated and
several street car lines have been
abandoned. Steamers are tieing up
The Yukon government recom- close to the street and half the wbarf
mends to Ottawa an expenditure ot is under water.
$4,000,000 for installing a water sys
tem for all tho producing creeks to
supply water for the purpose of tread
mills and other concessions.
IN RELIGION'S NAME.
World's Congress of Religions
Meet at Stanford.
Palo Alto, Cal., March 11. An ad
vance session of the World's Congress
of Religions is to be held at Leland
Stanford University during the com
ing week and elaborate preparations
for the event are being made. These
Natches, Miss., March 11. The
river Is two and six-tenths feet above
the danger line this morning. The
steamer Betsey Ann has arrived from
the Bayou Sara district with 2G0 des
titute passengers. The captain re
ports that skiffs, bateaus and rafts
at other places are at a premium. Ail
local packers are doing relief work
The difficulties of the situation are
enlarged by the refusal of roustabouts
to ship unless extremely high wages
Great Damage in Texas,
gatherings, composed of persons of noiin, mm. n rjii( fnm
all creeds and faiths were begun at Southeastern Texas say the floods are
tho Chicago World's Fair. Their ob- the worRt pvnr fc ImTnfiriRft
ject is mutual understanding, leading
In the end to tho lessening of relig
ious prejudice, and, possibly, to the
eventual amalgamation of all creeds.
Dr. H. W. Thomas, for a long time
pastor of the Peoples Church of Chi
cago, Rabbi Hirsch and Dr. Jenkin
Lloyd Jones, also of Chicago, and
other eminent religious leaders, aro
now on their way to Calilfornia to
tako part In the session at Stanford.
This meeting Is but one of a num
ber shortly to be held at San Fran
cisco, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara
and other California cities, and the
main purpose of which Is to draw the
attention of prominent churchmen to
San Francisco as the possible meet
ing place for the great biennial ses
sion of the world's congress, to be
held next year .
The Missouri senate yesterday
passed tho bill prohibiting the sale
pf cigarettes and cigarette papers to
children under 18 years of age. The
samo bill has passed the house.'
The Contests of Parties for Reserva
tion Lands, Heard.
A contest case, Bartholomew B.
Gervlas vs. Charles Sovey, on Umatil
la reservation lands, was heard before
Joseph Parkes today. The testimony
of two witnesses was takon. r The
contestant was represente by T. G.
Hallyo and contes.tee by Jamos A.
Feo. Motion was made by T, G. flnl
ley, attorney for contestant that the
case be dismissed. The case of Frel
Brown vs. Rosa Carroll, a contest
over Umatilla reservation lan.le was
also heard. The contestant was rep
resented by T. G. Hailoy and contes
tee by James A. Fee. On motion of
T. G, Halley, attorney for contestant,
the case was dismissed.
damage has been done to the lumber
interests and all sawmills have been
Nearlng Highest Point.
New Orleans, March 11. The water
is now within a foot of the high water
mark of 1897. Six hundred armed
men are patrollng tho levees shooting
down hogs whenever they get on.
Cramps Hurrying Work on the Finest
Craft in the Navy.
Philadelphia, March 11. Work on
the armored cruiser Colorado, which
is destined to outrank anything In the
cruiser lino In the United States na
vy, is being pushed with all possible
haste by the Cramps and unless there
Is an unexpected hitch tho vassel will
be given Its baptism In the waters of
the Delaware early In the coming
The completion of the Colorado Is
looked forward to with great interest
In naval circles as the ship Is tho
first of a class practically new in the
American navy. Coupled with tro
menduous battery power, almost If
not nulto equal to that of the avert
age battleship of the first-class, she
will have the speed of an ocean liner,
and it is doubtless not too much to
expect of her that should sho sight
the smoke of almost any of the so-
called ocean greyhounds on the hori
zon at sunrise she could bring them
under her guns by nightfall, Sho will
have a length of 602 feet, and to ful
fil the contract she must steam 22
knots for four consecutive hours.
Spanish Government Is Going to Ob
tain the True Cause of Explosion.
Madrid, March 11. Minister of
Foreign Affairs Abarzuesa will pro
pose at tho next meeting of tho coun
cil of ministers that tho government
float the American battleship Maine,
In Havanna harbor, to obtain tho
true cause of the explosion.
TO PROSECUTE CUNNINGHAM
CHARGE HIM OF MURDER.
They Will Employ Noted Attorneys
to Conduct Prosecution and Will
Open a Million Dollar Fund.
Indianapolis, March 11j Tho United
Mlneworkers national organization
has formally taken up the recont kill
ing of three miners at Buckloy, W.
Va., which they declaro was deliber
ate murder by Marshal Cunningham
and Ills posse. It Is announced that
they will open a million dollar treas
ury fund to prosecuto Cunningham,
who, they claim, was omployed by tho
operators, to terrorize tho strlkors
and Intimidate others against a strike.
Cunningham Is also charged with sev
eral similar murders before. Thoy
will employ a staff of widely-known
attorneys to conduct tho prosecution.
Had Sent for a Private Detective to
Investigate the Burdick Matter
Was Much Excited When Question
ed Last Week.
lluffalo, March 11. Tho Burdick af
fair Is taking on a much moro sorlous
aspect. Just as tho pollco thought
thoy had found a witness of much
Importance, ho Is murdorod.
iJiRt night Mr. Ponnoll waH found
In his house dead beaten Into a shape
less mass. His wlfo was found fatal
ly hurt, with gashes and bruises over
Mrs, Pennell Dying.
Buffalo, Mnrch 11. Mrs. Ponnoll,
at 0 o'clock was still unconscious,
and it Is believed is dying. Tho surg
eons aro doing ovorythlng to prolong
hor life. Dotectlvos nro prosont nnd
hopo to lenrn If sho knows anything
of tho Burdick murder.
Cannot See Remains.
For somo unknown reason tho dis
trict attorney's olllco at 9:30 Issuod
an order that undor no circumstances
woro tho remains of Ponnoll to be
shown to anyone. Not ovon tho po
llco captain or detectives wero ad
mitted into tho dead houso. . It bo
enme known this morning that Pon
noll was surprised Into a remarkable
state of excitement whllo being ques
tioned. Ho wns nskod If ho know that
a mosRongor boy saw a man emerge
from tho Burdlck's houso the night
of tho murder and said ho could posi
tively Identify him If again scon.
Pennell, who during tho Interview
showed extreme nervousness by
drinking largo quantities of whiskey,
sprang up excitedly and nearly col
lapsed. Ho nskod a numbor of ques
tions barely above a whisper without
waiting for an answer to any.
Ho then refused to discuss tho caso
longer and ordered Bowon, tho Inter
rogator, from tho room.
Tho official roport of Ponnoll's In
juries ns mndo by tho medical ox
ninluer this morning, shows lltorally a
crushod head, shnpoloss logs, with
ribs nnd shoulders brokon,
Ho had omployed a private deteo
11 vo In New York to come hero and
conduct an Investigation of tho Bur
dirk murder, Tho dotoctlvo arrived
hero this morning and hoard of the
death of his omployor whllo on route.
Ho says In his correspondence Pon
noll snlil ho was Innocent of any con
nection, but. wns hounded to doath
by tho pollco and reporters. Honco
ho was willing to pay for a private
attompt ot capture tho murdorer.
Weather Rough and 8tormy Kirk
Baldwin Marriage at Uklah Wants
to Irrigate Camas Prairie.
Alba, March 9. The weather Is
vory rough and stormy with frenuont
squalls or snow making It harder on
stock than at any time previous this
Hay Is getting short, but most of
the stockmen will bo able to mill
through this month.
There has been no loss of stock In
this vicinity, though tho season has
been vory bad.
Grandpa Kirk and Mrs. Jane Bald
win were married yesterday at Uklah,
Mr. Kirk is in his 74th year and Aunt
Jane Is on tho shady sldo of fiO. Tho
bride and groom will tako a trip to
Echo to spend their honoymoon.
after which thoy will return to Camas
Prairie, settlo down and grow up
with the country.
Uncle Jlmmlo Ellis has Just re
turned from Nebraska, where he ne
gotiated ror the salo of a largo num
ber of mutton sheep.
Robert Watt has como back from
tho Junlpor country with a largo num
ber of cattle that ho wintered there.
The cattle belonged to different par
ties hore and look as though thoy had
been well cared for.
Tho north fork of the John Day,
which affords as much water as the
Umatilla River In this county, would
irrigate all of Camas pralrJe. While
Irrigation Is on tho boom, why not
tackle tills proposition. It Is practi
cal and perfectly feasible.
Met Last Night and Organized With
New Committees Efforts Made to
Get President to Visit Pendleton,
The Commercial Association mot
last night and tho now prosldont and
hoard of directors and other ofllcoin
wero Instnllod, President Dickson
appointed the following committees:
House C. 13. Roosevelt, J. V. Rob
inson and Robert Forstor. Library!
F. W. Vincent, T. C. Taylor and W.
H. Jones. Finance II, F, Johnson,
P. 12. Judd and T. W. Ayros. Roada
C. J. Smith. J. A. Borlo and F. F.
Wamsloy. Transportation Iion
Cohen, Jesso Failing and W. J. Clarke.
City Intnrests It. Aioxundor, K. D.
Boyd and W. 13. Brock. Public poli
cy T. O, Halley, Io Teutsch and C.
An invitation was unanimously ex
tended to President Roosovelt to
make Pendleton In his forthcoming
Itinerary, and tho secrotary wns In
structed to forward a copy of tho In
vitation to Senators Mitchell and Ful
ton and Congressman Williamson.
Tho association voted that tho
forthcoming session of the Umatilla
County Sportsmen's Association
should havo tho iibo of tho association
parlors and library during the con
vention of tho 21st Inst,
A motion to discharge tho commit
tee having In charge tho raising of
subscriptions for tho new association
building was defeated,
Tho committee on public policy has
the question of ontortatnlng tho Ad
ventlst convention the coming sum
mer, should tho convention he held
here, submitted to It,