East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, March 20, 1903, DAILY EVENING EDITION, Image 1

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Portland's Rigid Physical Exam.'na
tlon Strikes Hard Blow,
i Portland, March 20. One of the
questions which confronts the citizens
I of Portland at present is, "Will the
municipality be placed in a position
where it will have to put 10 policemen
to patrol the city nnd these 10 be
cause of their height and chest meas
urements?" This morning at the city hall a
meeting of tfic police committee of the
executive board was held and it was
clearly brought before the members
and the mayor that unless some
change was brought about in the pres
ent rules of the civil service in rela
tion to the police, 50 of the present
police officers, including captains, de
tectives and patrolmen, would have
to leave the service when the civil
sorvico wont into effect.
Unjust Rules.
Already, it was stated, several of
the oldest and most competent mem
bers of the police and fire depart
ments have resigned because they did
not wish to submit to the rigid and,
what they consider foolish, physical
examination. The present law as laid
down by the civil service in regard
to the qualifications of policemen are
quite exacting. A specified height,
weight and other measurements are
required and not only does this apply
to those who desire to take the exam
inations, but to those who are already
connected with the department, who,
to hold their positions, will have to
take the examination, no matter what
their other qualifications may be.
uncm IU UIIUIIUG nuiiuim-
lament of Prefects?
Wideo, Uruguay, March 20.
Ebetween the revolutionists
rernment forces is reported to
Ecarred near this city, and
a nP Hi i'i T7 nil n-nnn li fi 1 r 11 i,tnii-
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he scene. Four delegates have
Bnt from hero to treat for peace,
jvornment proposes to call out
tional Guard and declare a state
e. All telegrams are censored,
government peace delegates are
ted to notify Saravania, the
tor of the revolution, that the
aent, as the basis of an agree-
Iwill agree to the appointment
the direction o ftheNationaIlst
I of now prefects inslx depart-
fcington, March 20. United
f Minister Finch has advised
fete department under the date
pntcvlcieo, yestorday, ot the
rifor the revolution in Uruguay,
white party rebelled, dissatls-
Ith the new president (Ordonez)
keceeded President Cuestas, and
feccnt appointments of depart
I prefects. No disorder in the
1 The government is hurrying
Kto meet tho revolutionists."
of Old Long Island Resident
Been Grossly Mismanaged.
f-York. March 20. Sensational
rnients are promised at the
ite's hearing begun at Jamaica,
oday on application for letters
linistration upon the estate of
te Patrick .1. Gleason, widely
'during his lifetime as the
of Long Island City.
Ii Gleason died it was generally
id that nothing romained of
ilth, which a few years before
en considerable. The present
Itlon for letters of administra
!made by Dr. Fitch, who was
's physician for many years,
o asserts positively that the
jft a fortune and a will. No
K been filed and its where
lore unknown.
p, bonds and other securities
Iposed concealed wealth. Ho
implicit confidence In his law
EP. Durke, and It is said the
t tangle is duo largely to the
p uuuui or mo inner. -rne
tp is further complicated by
I, tho ox-mayor s daughter and
ilr, and who It is alleged is in
Inds of unscrupuloii3 persons
ie endeavoring to defraud her
p fortune said to amount to
Horrible Accident Befalls Rhode Is
land Women While Walking on the
Track of the New York & New Ha
ven Road.
Philllpsdale, R. I., March 20. Three
women were killed and a fourth was
fatally injured on the New York &
New Haven railway while walking
from Pawtucket on the tracks. They
stopped off of one track and were
struck by an opposite going train on
another track.
Who Had Five Knife Wounds
Abdomen, Broke Stitches in
PS, Cal March 20. Loe
(who lived through tho famous
iel in which Billy Sllvorthorn
led in January, was stricken
ly eating blackberry pie yes-
uarnes ate a whole pie. vlo-
aps oroko the stitches in his
tho surgeon says he will die.
tad five knife wounds in his
and Ills renovorv vina nrn.
6 tho most remarkable caso
More Commissioner Hallev for
Jllng Whiskey to Indians.
.Jack, a Chinese saloon roust
i was yesterday nrrestcd,
1 with soiling liquor to Indians
b today hold by Commissioner
to appear boforo tho United
grand jury nt Portlund. Jung
Ironnor Ballon and Dan Hart
bo taken tomorrow to Port
r Doputy United States Mar
, A. Roberts.
Hauls Down His Rer. Admiral's Flag
in Naples Today.
Washington, D. C, March 20. Not
withstanding the fact that much riv
alry has existed among naval officers
ever since the Spanish war, there is
none in the service who will allow
his partisanship to warp his judgment
to such an extent as to deny the
fact that the navy loses a brilliant
and able officer when Hear Admiral
A. S. Crowninshild hauls down his
flag from the Chicago at Naples to
day. Criticism of Rear Admiral
Crowninshleld has been freely in
dulged in, but his capability as a
naval officer has nover been disputed.
The prominent part ho played as a
member of the board of naval strate
gy during the war with Spain will
ever remain a brilliant page in the
naval history of the United States.
Rear Admiral Charles S. Cotton
will succeed Rear Admiral Crownin
shleld in command of the European
squadron. The retirement of the lat
ter results In the promotion of Cap
tains Cook and Harrington to the
rank of rear admiral.
Cardiff Mines Abandoned and Town
Will be Abandoned.
Cardiff, 111., March 20, The fire re
suiting from the recent explosions in
tho Cardiff coal mine has burned the
shaft timbers, and creeping to the
surface has destroyed tho engine anj
machine room. Tho mine is flooded
and will be abandoned. No utt.impt
will be made to recover the remaining
bodies. Fifty mules In the mino were
either killed by the explosion or
drowned by the flooding of the mine.
The Joss to the Cardiff Coal Mining
company by the explosion and aban
donment of the mine will be upwards
of ?75,000. Four hundred miner weic
omployed, and they are preparing to
leave the town. Tho place has 1200
people, and the payroll of the mine
was $30,000 per month.
But the Company Still Holds Out on the Subject of Double-
Headers Conference Still in Session.
Portland. March 20. A committee
of O. R. & N. conductors and train
men is conferring with Superintend
ent O'Brien and assistants relative to
an increase in wages. U. s simply
the re-convening of an adjourned
meeting, and was arranged for by the
committee and officials of the compa
ny at their last conference, which was
held in this city about the first of the
At that time the men were asking
for a 20 per cent increase in wages,
but after conferring with the officials
it was mutually agreed vo adjourn
until after the big railway convention
which was in session at St. Louis,
had completed its work.
That convention was composed of
managers of the various roads west
of Chicago and conductors and train
men. One of the principal problems
before the assembly was to decide
upon a new wage schedule. The em
ployes were asked for Important con
cessions, and they .finally gained their
demands, which was practically a 20
per cent raise.
The Convention.
At the time the conference adjourn
ed in Portland the committee was in
formed that the O. R. &. N. Co would
abide by the decision of the conven
tion that is, whatever rate of pay
was decided upon there would gov
ern the situation here. The commit
tee is now in the city to secure a
definite understanding of the matter.
The members of the committee an
ticipate no trouble whatever, and be
lieve that everything will be adjust
ed satisfactorily.
Conditions Differ.
Different conditions prevail hero to
those which obtained in tho East, and
for this reason it may require some
little time to reach an agreement If
nothing Is accomplished today, an
other conference will be held tomor
The committee is representing the
Order of Conductors and Brotherhood
of Railway Trainmen, nnd is compos
ed of W. K. Shephery, of Wallace,
Idaho; J. T. McCreary, La Grando
T. S. Tillson, La Grando; Frank Wie
den, Portland, and J. J. Burns, Spo
Get 15 Per Cent Raise.
Portland, March 20. The O. R. &
N. officials In conference with the
trainmen this afternoon, granted the
15 per cent raise In wages, without, a
question, but refused to abolish the
"double-header" train, which was one
of tho principal points in the confer
ence. The company claims tho right
to use two or more engines on trains
whero necessary ,and this point will
be stubbornly fought Superintendent
O'Brien, Assistant Superintendent
Buckley, ot La Grande and Campbell
of Starbuck, and Chief Dispatcher
Walsh, of La Grande, are all attend
ing the conference.
The trainmen are not willing to
lose the "double-header" train propo
sition without, n struggle and tho con
fcrencc may be extended.
Two of the compound engines on
the mountain division can handle 40
to CO cars, and the trainmen say these
trains are unsafe on steep mountain
0. R. & N. Gives Roosevelt's Dates and Where He Will Go on
His Visit in Eastern Washington,
Olc Oleson Meets Death for Butcher
ing HI8 Daughter.
Aitkin, March 20. Through a bun
gle in adjusting the noose, tho hang
ing of OIo Oleson, the wealthy farm
or at 1 o'clock this morning, was a
growsome sight. Ho was almost de
capitated .dronching the nearest spec
tators with blood. His crime was ex
ceptionally brutal. He deliberately
butcherod his daughter with a knife
because she became engaged to a
neighbor and refused to keep house,
for her father any longer.
Solicitor-General Places Report of His
Investigations. In Killing of Miners,
Washington, March 20. Solicitor-
General Horritt today placed a report
of his Investigations In the alleged
uncalled for killing of minors by Mar
shal Cunningham, near Charleston.
W, Vo. Tho report is not made pub
lic, but it is said to bo a complete
oxonoratlon of the ofllcor.
Portland, March 20. President
Mohler has extended tho courtesies
of the O. R. & N. to President Roose
velt and pa'tv the generous offer has
been accepted, and this morning,
through the general office of that
company, was given out the following
announcement of the presidential itin
erary along their lines:
The train will be received by the
O. R. & N. at Wallula at 2-50 o'clock
on the afternoon of May 25, and will
bo taken direct from that point to
Walla Walla, where the presidential
party will arrive at 4:30 in tho after
noon of the same day.
At 5:30 o'clock of the same even
ing the train will leave Walla Walla
and will make a night run through the
Palouse country, arriving in Spokane
at 1:15 in the morning of Tuesday.
May 2C.
Tho stny at Spokane will be until
noon of the 20th. From the Falls City
the presidential train will double
back along its former course to Tekoa
branching from that junction to Har
rison and Wallace, Idaho, reaching
the Intter place at 4:50 p. m.
The presidential party will leave
the O. R. & N. lines at Wallace and
will begin the return journey East
over the Northern Pacific at 8:E0
o'clock on tho evening of May 26. the
first stop of importance being Helena,
Itinerary May Change.
The above Itinerary is not definite
ly and permanently settled and may
bo slightly altered at a later date.
Pendleton, the largest city in East
orn Oregon. Is endeavoring to obtain
recognition from the president and
should those efforts prove successful
the time of arrival and departure
from Walla Walla must bo slightly
O. R. & N. officials have also been
unofficially informed that President
Roosevelt has accepted an invitation
to dine in Walla Walla at the home
of United States Senator Levi Anke
ny, and if this is a fact tho stay In
walla Walla must be prolonged.
No material difference would be
made to Spokane in either case, as tho
train is scheduled to arrive there dur
ing the night and must remain until
noon of the day following.
The Presidential Train.
The palatial train In which PresI
dent Roosevelt and those who are to
accompany him will travel through
tho West is to consist of five cars,
steam heated and lighted by electric
ity. It will consist of a Pullman
composite car, a dining car, a sleeper,
a. compartment car and the private
car for the exclusive use of President
Roosevelt and the members of his
family. The same cars will be used
throughout the country being simply
delivered to the O. R. & N. and turn
ed over by It to the Northern Pacific
atter the Journey through Eastern
Oregon and Washington has been
The finest locomotive in the em
ploy of the O. R. & N. will bo detail
ed to pull the presidential train, and
a pilot engine or "pacer" will be sent
over the line In advance of the presi
denttal party to guard against acci
dents and to make certain that the
road is clear.
Cabinet Authorizes Secretary of War to Extend Aid to the
Flood Sufferers,
Memphis. March 20. There was
ono-tonth of a foot rise In tho rive
last night. Rain Is still falling. An
eight-foot break In tho levee submerg
ed North Helona lost night and that
portion of the city has been aban
Tho situation at Marlon is better,
nnd all who wanted to leave have
beon token out. Many prefer to stay
in the tipper stories of their homes
and await tho falling water Tho
lovoe broke at Random Shot, 40 miicd
up the river, for a quarter of a mile.
It Is believed that no Jives were lost
as tho people fled several days ago.
Army Tents for Sufferers,
Washington, March 20. Tho cabi
net meeting today discussed tho
floods and authorized the secretary of
war at his discretion to oxtond all
posslblo aid to tho suffororu in the
matter of sheltor and to communicate
with all governors In the affected ter
ritory placing army tents at their .disposal.
Quotations Furnlchcd by Coe Commis
sion Company, 120 Court Street
B. E. Kennedy, Local Manager.
Chicago. March 20. Wheat oM?ncd
weak and lower on heavy Argentine
shipments today. It Is strongly Inti
mated that a largo packing plant will
bo established on tho Pacific Coast,
either at Seattle or Portland.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
Mov 74 74
July 71 71U
May 44. 44-S.
July 43 .4
Minneapolis. March 20.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
May 73 73 ',6
July 74 74
New York, March 20.
Wheat Opened. Closed.
May 78 78 &
July 76 77
Wheat In Chicago.
Chicago, March 20. Wheat 74 &
74 c per bushel.
Anniston Mill at Auction.
Birmingham, Ala., March 20. Tho
Anniston rolling mill was put up for
sale at auction today to satisfy a debt
of $S000 held by the Anniston rolling
mills against tho Anniston Rolling
Mill company, lessees and operators
of tho plant. The plant has been Idle
for some time nnd It Is hoped that
when the present financial tnnglo Is
satisfactorily settled operations will
bo resumed nt once.
While in a Fog the Steamer
Plymouth is Struck by a
Joseph Chamberlain Not Very Popu
lar In Speech He Said Land Val
ues Had Increased to 300 Per Cent
Since War.
Ivondon, March 20.' Chamberlain
was given a dinner by the lord mayor
today. After luncheon ho wns given
an address of welcome. Halfour nnd
other members of the cabinet .were
present. Vj."
His reception by the peoplowas
very mild. There were but few
cheers. There is a general feeling
of Boerdom relative to South Africa.
In his speech Chamberlain said tho
values of land had Increased from CO
to 300 per cent since tho war, because
outside capital was feeling tho sta
bility of the government.
Steerage Compartment Flooded Ten
Staterooms Scooped Out Aft of the
Pilot House Both Vessel Were
Now IiOudon, Conn.. March 20.--Whllo
under slow steam In fog and
blowing Us whistle, tho atoamor Ply
mouth was struck by tho freighter
Taunton of tho same lino. Tho latter
under good headway and also whist
ling, struck head-on ,and tore 35 feet
from tho sldo of tho Plymouth oft tho
pilot house and scooped out 10 state
rooms, most of thorn occupied, killing
two occupants and Injuring others.
In tho undorbody of tho boat Ir a
gaping nolo. Ono stoorago compart
ment wns flooded. Four nnd possi
bly more wnltors and hands wbro
drowned, all colored. Tho offlcors
wore cool and called tho stations of
tho compartment and found It suffi
cient to prevent sinking. Tho Ply
mouth enmo on hero with hor own
steam. Taunton arriving hero at 4
o'clock, not Herlously daningcd. Div
ers are Investigating tho flooded stoor
ago and have taken out tho dead.
The most seriously Injured was a pas
senger who had his right arm torn
off. All tho others In tho hospital
will recover.
At noon two bodies were recover
ed from tho bunks. Two other bodies
will bo recovered this nftcrnoon.
Temperature Drops 35 Degrees In 24
Hours 600 Teamsters Strike.
St. Louis, March 20. Tho tompora
turo hns dropped 3r, dogrees in tho
last 24 hours.
Six hundred coal teamsters hayo
struck for an Increase of pay
Supreme Court of Missouri Fines Five
Big Packers $5,000 Each.
Jefferson City. Mo., March 20. Ai
mour. Cudnhy, Swift, Hammond and
tho Schwarts, Sehllds & Sulzberger
packing companies ,tho flvo defend
ants in the ouster proceedings
brought by tho Missouri attornoy-gon
oral against tho nllegod beef combine
last summer, were fined $5,000 each
In the Missouri supremo court today
and ordered to pay tho costs In the
case, which amount to Jf,000. The
court orders that unlesH tho fines nro
paid within 30 dnys all will be ousted
from the state.
Counsel Griggs Declares That the
States Have Right to Object to
St. Louis, March 20. In tho North
orn Securities case counsel Griggs Is
arguing boforo the United States
court of appeals. Today ho declared
that tho states through which tho
Groat Northern railway operates have
a better right than tho federal gov
eminent to object to its presence and
the actions of tho rallwny's interest
In tho securities company.
Demented Man Presents Himself to
Sheriff at Fremont, Neb., and Begs
to Be Locked Up.
rremoni. weu March zo. A man
giving his name as John Dennett,
presented himself to tho sheriff horo
and bogged to bo locked up saying
that ho is tho murderer of Nora Ful
Icr, tho girl who was killed at San
Francisco over a year ago. Bennett
said ho choked tho girl to death but
gavo no reason, Tho sheriff locked
mm in a ceu, uonnett raved llko a
mad man, addressing a fanciful jury.
He will bo held for Investigation,
District Attorney for Delaware and
Collector of Customs at Charleston.
Washington, March 20. Tho ores!-
dent today appointed William Byrne
United States district attornoy of Del
aware and Wl D, Crura collector of
customs at Charleston. Tho lato sen
ate acted adversely on both refusing
connrmatlon. By the appointment to
day, both will hold office until acted
upon by tho next Benato.
Vigorous Investigation Affords no Ex
Buffalo, March 20 Thero aro no
now developments in the Burdlck
case. Tho expected arrest was not
inado, which leads to the bollof that
there Is no foundation In tho roport
that Burdick was killed by a police
man in Ponnoll'B employ, Intorost
now contors about Mrs .Burdlck's
fprthcoralng toatlniony when ,th in
quest is resumed. 1
Committee Selected to Draft By-laws
Object of Trust for Protection.
Tho contracting palntors and con
tractors or tho city Inst night mot at
tho paint and supply houso of C. C.
Sharp and organized a board of trade
Tho following ofllcors wero elected
William Halo, prosldont; C. C. Sharp,
vIcepreHidont; cl. I, LaDow, aocre
tary; J. A. Keller, treasurer. Tho fol
lowing commltteo was " selected to
draft by-laws: G. I. LaDow, R. J.
Murphy and Udwurd Barrett.
If tho commltteo Is rondy to roport
by that tlmo ,tho next mooting of
tho board will ho held at Shnrp'a on
ThuiHduy night, March 20. Tho so
lection of n hoard of trustees wns
postponed until somo futuro time.
Tho promotors of tho Hoard of
Trade disavow any Intention what
ever or organizing u trust or closo
communion afflrs, declaring tholr ob
ject to bo merely tho protoctlon of
mutual IntorostB nnd conservation of
Mercantile Establishments Will Be
Assessed According to Location.
AssesHnioiit of property was begun
In tho city this morning, and Instead
of taking tho property holders' alpha
betically, thoy WIU jo divided Into
districts, according to location, and
all property In 0110 nasesBmont dis
trict, will bo considered on ono basis
of valuation. Tho location of proper
ty, and tho advantages enjoyed from
surrounding values, will bo thorough
ly considered In determining tho ns
soflsd valuation of R.
For Instance, mercantile OBtablUh
monts on Main street enjoy equal ad
vantages and will ho placed on a diff
erent basis from those In othor por-
tionB of tho city Jobs favorably situ
ated, tho Idea bolng to pluco proporty
having equal earning capacity and
advantages upon tho somo generu!
Stockmen of East Birch Creek Could
Get No Forage so Turned His Sheep
I). T. Phillips, of Kast Birch crock.
about 11 miles east of Pilot Rock, re
ports that there Is considerable enow
on tho ground yet, and an ontlro scarc
ity of hay and forage for tho stock.
oxcopt what Is brought In dully by
wagon from tho neighborhood of Pen-
dloton. Stock Is sufforing some of
it Bovcroly. Stockmen from that
neighborhood aro paying in this vicin
ity ?12 to ?16 per ton for any kind
of hay at all that they can got hold
of, and haul it themselves, Ono sheep
man gave up tho struggle for rorago
and has turned out 2400 sheep to rus
tle for themselves. Unless tho enow
goes very quickly and is followed by
tnBt growing weather, many of xnm
animals will be lost.
Graco Coopsr, ag4 6. (tojMi..
was burwed to dMtti mMMWf'W