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PElSTDLETOlSr, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAHOIT 21, 1003.
"rence Between Trainmen
Manager of 0. R, & N,
BY BOTH SIDES.
ent Reached on Basis of 15
Bent Increase for Freight and
er Cent for Passenger Train-
Lake, March 21. After a short
ice between the grievance
lee of the trainmen of tho
3hort Line and General Super-
it Calvin, several concessions
side on both sides. A settle
!R reached on the basis of 15
Increase for freight trainmen
per cent increase for passen-
amen, effectivo March 1.
)RS SLIDING SCALE.
ommlsslon Said to Have
ipted Baer's Suggestion,
prk, March 21. Although tho
pf the anthracite coal dtrike
pn were not made public by
Roosevelt, in whose hands
& has been placed in Wash
Alnkllng, seemingly based on
est of authority, has readi
ly as to the nature of the
3 which would be made to
i In the important matter
says the Herald. This was
should be established for
pthree years what is known
as scale, and that tho prices
o miners would be based on
nado by the operators for a
1. With this minimum the
pges for the miners is to bo
twhtch is now paid to them,
kro the best of reasons, adds
d, for believing that such a
,'ls incorporated in the roc-
ions of the commission, for
to find favor with all the
i of that body when it was
ito them first by Georgo F.
in he apeared before the
rminent Aspirants Looking
for the Place.
)re March 21. Superin-
ames, of the Oregon state
iio is to manage the insti
ln the city and the aspirants
'Physician are again on the
locrats are pretty evenly dl
?een Dr. Byrd, Dr Mott and
' Dr. Shaw Is the head of
r of tho Willamotto Medical
id it is, stated that his ap
'will bo a valuable acqulsl
iat school, as a regular
be established at the prison
idents, who will bo present
ns, and will also have op
i to observe the treatment
Ing cases of diseases. The
school already has a rop
. on the state board of
Dr. E. A, Pierce, secretary
INCREASE IN BUSINESS.
Life Insurance Issued in Oregon Dur
ing the Year of 1902.
Salem. March 21. Tho following
figures from tho sworn reports of the
various companies to Secretary of
State Dunbar show the amount of life
insurance Issued in Oregon by the dif
ferent companies during 1902;
Aetna Life $ 100,250
Connecticut Mutual 27,000
Mutual Benefit 155,339
Massachusetts Mutual . . . 534.500
Mutual, New York G25S18
New York Life 808,4u0
Ponn Mutual 1,405,283
Pacific Mutual 364,600
Provident Savings 467,300
Union Mutual 107,471
Union Central 37,067
Washington ..... 707,719
Nearly all the companies show an
Increase of business over tho previous
year. The two per cent tax on the net
premiums realized $17,737. This in
eludes old as well as new policies, so
that tho largest payments on the two
per cent tax were not necessarily in
the proportions of tho above figures.
for they represented new business
written last year.
Findings of Strike Commission, Taken
as a Whole, in Favor of the
Quotations Furnished by Coe Commis
sion Company, 120 Court Street
B. E. Kennedy, Local Manager.
Chicago, March 21.
May 74 U.
CONFLICT AT SHIPYARD.
Non-union Men Fight When They
Find They Are Displaced.
Now York, March 21. There was a
collision between union and non-union
men at Townsend & Downey's ship
yard today, two union men being cut
and a non-union man roughly han-
The union men who went out in
sympathy with the striking boiler-
makers returned to work today and
it was then that the trouble occurred
The non-union men, mostl Italians
when told they were replaced by tho
union men, became enraged and the
two eloments clashed. Police were
called and the Italians driven away
The only men not working now arc
tho boilermakers and iron-llatters.
One hundred and fifty boilermakers
and fitters who were on strike at "the
Burlee dry dock and shipbuilding
plant at Port Richmond returned to
'T DIVULGE PROCEEDINGS
PRESIDENT BULLEY IS
LOYAL TO UNION
Case of George Estes for Delaying
Mails Was Remanded Till Monday,
Victoria, B. C, March 21. The case
of George Estes for delaying His Maj
esty's mails was remanded till Mou-
day. Bulley, the local president re
times to tell tho court, the union
meeting proceedings. He has .boon
given till Monday to consider the mat-
SHOOTING AT ELGIN.
DF SURVEY AT ECHO.
i, of the Hydrographical
Looking Over Ground.
fcrch 21. D. W. Ross, chief
Hrographtcal survey being
Iby the federal government,
by John T. Whistler, tho
expert, arrived yesterday
but to look over tho situ-
MVhlstler will take charge
hero after receiving the
G. Camp, who has been
ainary work during tho
tier will put two crews in
th the yiew to surveying
Etioning the most feasible
earner in the Delaware
le Together Five Drown-lank-
la, March 21. In a col-
n tho tug Pilot and tho
lured in tho Delaware
sok last night. Ave mem-
ng's crew were drownod.
Solony for Canada.
rch 21. A party of
Bts, consisting of nearly
, sailed from Liverpool
lonn, N. B. Rev. J, M.
authority of tho rwmin.
pt to take out theso em-
roreigners will not bo
SOttlO On Ihn inrrhnrv
thom at Saskatoon,
March 21. At tho rooms
srbockor Whist Club tho
eglato whist champion-
cont03tod today. Tho
Ndsomo silver tronhv of.
National Whist Aasocla-
lpoting teams represent.
in, Cornoll. UnlvnrnHv
kla and sevornl of tho
Farmer Shoots a Blacksmith Over
Elgin, Ore., March 21. Arch Hal-
garth, a blacksmith of this city was
shot four times by Woods Gray, a
farmer living five miles east of here,
Trouble arose between the men over
a quarrol between their children and
resulted in a fight.
Gray shot Halgarth in tho abdomon
inflicting a fatal wound. Willie Hal
garth was lying prostrate on the
ground aftor being shot, Gray's son.
who was the cause of thr trouble
stabbed him in the back with a pock
Halgarth then secured the gun and
pointed it at Gray's head. Gray beg
ged for morcy and Halgarth was per
suaded not to shoot, although one car
trlde yet remained in the pistol;
Gray is under arrest and is now in
jail at this place awaiting trial. He
has a wife and five children. Hal
garth is not expected to live. He has
a family of four children.
After Coal in the South.
Memphis, Tenn., March 21. The 11
llnois Central railroad has about com
pleted the survey of a lino between
Bemls, on the main line of the sys
tem, from Fulton to Jackson, Miss.,
by way of Jackson. Tenn.. to Tuscum
bla, Ala., with a view to tapping the
rich coal and iron fields of Alabama.
The survey runs through tho Shiloh
National Park and thon parallels tho
Tennessee River to Tuscumbia. Tho
line, when built, will open up a section
rich in tlmbor and agricultural re
sources, and will at tho same time
givo tho Illinois Central a direct lino
for tho handling of its share of tho
coal and mineral traffic now originat
ing In the Alabama and Tennossoe
Michigan Co-Eds In Athletics.
Ann Arbor. Mich,. March 21. Tho
first annual interclass athletic con
test by co-eds of the University of
Michigan takes place this evening and
tho announcement that no man's eye
will bo permitted to vlow tho strug
gles has attracted no little attention.
Tho events scheduled Inoludo a 30-
yard dash, hurdles, high jumping,
broad jumping, npparatus work, club
swinging, hall throwing, fancy atops,
potato race, threo-loggou raco and re
lay races. It Is contemplated to havo
an annual ovent of tho kind, and
Michigan co-ed athlotea hopo to bo-
como famous in tlmo as thoso of
Wellesloy and other women'a colle
Provides for an Increase of Ten Per Cent in Wages, and Also
for a Board of Conciliation,
Washington, March 21. The report
oi the anthracito commission was
made public this morning.
It provides, in general, for an in
ciease of 10 per cent in the rate of
wages paid to contract miners. A re
duction in the hours per day for other
mlneworkers. Water hoisting engin
eers will work hereafter in eight
hour shifts at a 10 per cent Increase,
where they havo been working here
tofore in sucli shifts. Other engin
eers and pumpmen are jiven 5 per
cent increase. Firemen arc given
eight-hour shifts only, without any
Other mine -workers arc to be paid
the same wages on a basis of a nine
hour day that they have been receiv
ing for 10 hours' service.
Board of Conciliation.
A board of conciliation is provided
to settle any disputes arising out of
any interpretation or application of
the commission awards. It consists
of three selected by the operators,
three by the miners' organization and
an umpire to be chosen in case of dis
agreement by one of tho circuit
judges of the third judicial district.
No strikes or lock-outs are to take
place while such adjudication is pend
ing. Tho commission declines to rec
ognize the United Mineworkers of
America as such, by compelling the
operators to enter Into an agreement
with the organization, but notifies
this in the manner above slated, and
by 'providing that the organisation
shall havo a hand in the machinery
whereby the findings of the commis
sion shall be put into effect.
Third Demand Refused.
The third demand of tho miners,
that coal be paid for by weight wher
ever practicable, was revised, tho
commission refusing to make an ob
ligatory decision. They dec-lino to fix
a standard ton where the coal is paid
for by weight and from imposing on
the owners of collieries whore coal
is now mined by car any obligation
to pay by weight and make the
changes necessary therefore.
A check welghtman shall no em
ployed when requested by tho majori
ty of the contract minors and their
wages are to be paid b.v tho miners.
A sliding scale of wages" is provided,
whereby the miners may increase
their earnings according to the in
crease of tho market price of coal
above the rates awarded, (hat being
in all cases the minimum.
There shall be no discrimination
against any workman because of
membership nor non-membership In
the labor organizations nor shall there
bo interference by union men with
non-unionists. The awards shall con
tinue In force until March 31, 1906.
Particular stress is laid on the fact
that the findings were unanimous.
The entire report requires 87 printed
pages and contains 50,000 words.
One chapter in review deals with
the losses occasioned by the strike
which aggregate approximately $100,-
The amount of increase under the
vard due for work done betweec Nov
ember 1st, 1902, and April 1st, 1903,
Is dealt with in a separate clause,
which provides that it shall bo paid on
or before Juno 1st, 1903.
One interesting chapter in tho sum
mary is that relative to the conditions
of life. The commission finds that
the contention is not fully justified
that the wages paid are insufficient to
maintain an American standard of liv
ing. During the last 20 years there
has been a steady improvement in th
miners' homes. The soclnl conditions
Mining is Dangerous.
The wages of the anthracite miners
are not lower than thoso paid the bl
tuminous miners and the average
daily rate earnings compare favorJ
ably with other industries requiring
equal skill and training. Tho annual
earnings of the contract miner are be
tween $550 and $600 a year. Mining
should, however, be classed as a dan
gcrous industry ranking with the most
hazrdous. Regarding lawlessness, it
says tho governor was justified in
calling out the troops ,but the mine
workers of tho region arc, as a whole,
well disposed and good citizens.
It characterizes the boycott as im
moral, anti-social, cruel and coward
ly, where applied to defenseless wo
men and children. It says tho black
list Id equally bad and should bo
frowned down by honorable, men. It
condemns the practice of employing
deputies upon the request and at the
expenso of the employers. It Irritates
the men and secures the services of
many unprincipled men. and Is
against the doctrine that tho county
and state officers are abundantly able
to preserve tho peace and protect
pioperty. The employment of coal
r.nd Iron prlloe is fonsldered unwise
The commission cannot see any
way to recommend compulsory arbl
(ration, but does believe, however,
that the state and federal government
should provide machinery for what
may be called compulsory investlga
lion of any controversy when it
arises. Inferentially, it condemns the
operators for not agreeing to arbltra
tion when they first decided, they
could not see their way to make any
Pleased With Decision.
Indianapolis, Ind., March 21. The
official journal of the nilneworkors
today says that on tho whole, the de
cision is pleasing. It says that a prac
tical recognition of the union is made.
Will be Paid by May First.
Wllkesbarre, March 21. The Jn
crease granted by tho strike commls
sion to the miners In back wages
amounts to nearly $1,000,000. Tho
coal companies hope to pay the
amount before May 1st.
Scranton, Pa.. March 21. The min
ers here are well pleased with tho de
cision. Cheers for Mitchell.
Shamokln, Pa., March 21. Tho min
ers are enthusiastic and cheer for
the commission and Mitchell, They
are planning for a big celebration.
New York, March ,21. The presl
dents of the coal carrying roads do
cllne to discuss the findings of the
commission. They appear displeased
Nothing to Say.
Dotroit, Mich., March 21. Presl
dent John Mitchell today declined to
discuss tho findings of tho board until
ho had gone over It thoroughly. His
manner indicated that ho was highly
DECIDE TO DEPOSE MISS CLARA BARTON
Board of Trustees of American Red Cross Appoints Rear-Ad
miral Van .Reypen President of the Society.
Washington, March 21. Tho board
of trustees of tho American Rod Cro.n
Socloty yesterday decided to deposo
Miss Clara Barton from tho active as
sociation and appoint Rear Admiral
Van Roypon surgoon-gonoral of tho
navy as hor successor. Miss Barton
Will ho given tho offico of honorary
president for life. It is announced
that this action Is taken to roatoro
harmony In the ranks of the associa
tion. Denies Report.
Morldeu, Conn., March 21.Fran
els Atwater, a member of tho oxecu'
tlvo committee of tho :Red Cross So
ciety, denied emphatically this f after
noon the Washington report' f MIm
Minneapolis. March 21.
New York, Mnrch 21.
Wheat In Chicago.
Chlnago, March 21. Wheat
72'4 per bushel.
OARSMEN'S NATIONAL REGATTA
Spirited Bidding Between Rival Cities
for the Meet.
New York, March 21. Tho execu
tive committee of the National Asso
ciation of Amateur Oarsmen In ses
sion at the Fifth Avenue Hotel today I the question of a Umatilla county rop
FAVOR GOOD EXHIBIT
Members of Committee Dis
cuss the Subject of Exhibit
APPROPRIATION BY COUNTY
COURT IS SUGGESTED.
Think the Scheme Will Pay If Prop
erly Manged Small Towns and
County Generally Would be Bene
fited Should be Sure That Home
seekers Can Find Land to Buy,
Tho members of tho committee ap
pointed by President Dickson from
tho Commercial Association to handle
lias a difficult task in selecting n
placo for holding tho national regatta
this year. The spirited bidding nud
(he liberal offers of both Worcester,
Mass., where the regatta was held
last year, and Philadelphia, which has
two regattas scheduled for July and
wants to add a third, makes It a diffi
cult matter to choose between them.
A delegation representing tho
Southwestern Amateur Rowing Asso
ciation Is on hand with an Invitation
to hold next year's regatta at St
Louis during tho AVorld's Fnir. Sen
tlment among tho membors of tho
committee appenrs to be In favor of
accepting the invitation. In which
event the 'Mound City will witness the
greatest amateur rowing event over
held In thnt section of the country.
Robbers Get $5000 This Morning
Bardwell, Ky March 21, Robbers
dynamited the deposit bank vnult this
morning and got $5000. Tho charge
was so strong that it destroyed $2500
BUSINESS MEN AGAINST STRIKE
RESOLVED TO 8TAND IN
WITH COPPER COMPANY,
Reported That Smelter is Working
Rapidly nd New Men Are Said to be
Arriving Every Day.
Redding, Cal., March 21. Redding
business men last night resolved to
stand solid gainst tho strikers In their
fight against the Mountain Copper
company. Tho smelter is working
steadily. Now men are arriving every
day. A second furnace was blown In
THE MERGER CASE
Probably be Submitted to the
Court This Evening.
Louis, Mo., March 21. Tho In
junction cases against tho Northern
Securities merger will probably bo
submitted to tho court this evening,
Special counsel for the government,
Watson, resumed his argument this
morning. Ho Is tho last attorney to
address tho court.
KEENE 80LD OUT.
Reported on Stock Exchange That
Harrlman Has Purchased All of
New York, March 21. It was re
ported on the stock exchange today
at noon that Harrlman and Keone had
settled their differences, tho former
taking over Koeno'B Southern Pacific
holdings at 70 cents.
WILL PAY TAXES.
Announced as a Wonderful Bit
News That Carnegie Will
Evade His Taxes This Year.
New York, March 21. Tho tax
commissioners havo been Informed
that Carnegie will make no attempt
to evade his taxeB llko tho other non
resident millionaires, but will pay tho
full amount. Ho is assessed at a $7,
Roundhouse Demolished One Killed
and One Seriously Injured.
Taunton, Mass., March 21. A con
solidated locomotive exploded in tho
roundhouse here this aftornoon. Ono
was killed, one seriously and four
less seriously hurt, Tho building was
wrecked. It Is feared that others are
underneath tho debris.
Total Loss to the Steamer Plymouth
Is About $40,000.
Now London, March 21, No more
bodies havo been found. It Is believed
that one other waiter was drowned,
however, ns ho Is missing, this mak
lng a total of seven dead. Tho PJy
mouth Is damaged to the amount of
The uraduatlnir exerals of the
medical depHrtuMat. of Wi Harnett
University will b fcetf April i,
resentatlon In the Union depot oxhiblt
nt Portland tlnm expressed them
selves to a reporter:
Appropriation by County Court.
T. C. Taylor: "The county should
bo represented thore in soma way,
and 1 think there can bo no more
equitable way of securing a thorough
ly crodltablo and effective display
than through an appropriation by tht
county court. It Is not at nil necos
sary to appropriate tho limit of $1.
000 to sccuio nil tho results aimed at.
Tho scheme will pay If proporly man
aged, and it can bo proporly and of
fectlvcly managed without any groat
outlay of cash. Tho outsldo towns
and the county's special interests,
such ns sheep, lumbar and vhont
should bo fully roprcsonteil. Tho
spirit of tho times demands thnt wo
get Into tho combination and lot the
outside world know that wo are on
Should Employ Collector.
Leon Cohen; "I agree with Mr. Tay
lor that an appropriation by tho coun
ty court Is tho most equitablo wny of
defraying tho cash oxponso of tho en
terprise. At tho same tlmo thoro 1b
no need of tho mnxlmum appropria
tion of $1000 which tho law allows.
Tho county appropriation Is tho moat
equitable, hecauso most of tho Immi
grants who will bo attracted to th"
county by this agency will Jnvost
their money In tho country. Tho
smaller (owns and the country will bo
at least as much benefited ns Pondlo
ton possibly can ho. What Is moro,
an appropriation by tho county court
will glvo tho smnllor towns and tho
country peoplo (ho right to advlso as
to the expenditure or tho funds and
tho character of tho exhibit. In thlH
way every part of tho county and
every Industry will surely bo Impar
tially nnd fully reprosentod. I bo
Hnvo In omploylng a thoroughly enp
ahlo and public spirited man to col
lect an exhibit of tho county's pro
ducts." Must be Land for Sale,
Col, K. I). Boyd: "Before 1 am
quoted as favoring an appropriation
by (ho county court thoro must bo
further and inoro complete and ma
turo discission or all phnsos of tho
question. I hollovo In an oxhiblt be
ing mado, but also hollovo that It
will not bo easy to mako such an ox
hlblt practical In Its results. At tho
same tlmo, or courHo, thero Is energy
and Judgment enough horc as much
as In any locality to mako It pay.
By 'pay' I moan results In ImmlKra-
tion and Investments by outsiders. It
should not bo forgotten that thero
must somehow bo struck a balanco of
factors; that aftor Immigrants aro at
tracted hero thoro must bo lands and
city property offered them for pur
chase. It certainly will not do Pen
dlelon nor Umadlla county any par
ticular good to get Immigrants bore
unless thoro Is something to sell them.
Tho amount of realty In tho hands of
tho agents hero Is Hiirnr s nu y small.
considering tho slzo of tho county and
us enormous diversified I tile rout a
This Is becauso nearly all our ranch-
ers aro so well fixed that (hoy arc
seeking Investments Instead of try
ing to sell. Theso are fuctors that it
is only business to tako into consider
ation, It Is posslblo on account of
this condition of affairs to make a
magnlncont display that might at
tract many peoplo hero In good faith
and yet the whole effort bo bootless
of results. Tho best Interests of tho
schools and tho better support and
building up of tho towns really do-
mand moro diversified farming, which
can only como from smaller holdings
nnd a moro donso population."
For Handball Championship.
Now York, March 21j Devotees of
tho gamo of handball will turn their
eyes tonight toward Jersey City,
whero a series of matchos will begin
that will determine tho national cham
pionship. Tho contestants aro MIko
Kgan, tho world's champion, and
Louis Kcegan, of Chicago, who claims
tho Western championship, Tho con
test Is for $200 a sldo besides the
hainplonshin title, and tho articles
of agreement call for seven ganieH
on tho Jorsoy City courts and eight
games to bo played In Chicago,
Memphis, Tii-. Mhmjf
river in bmlHaisg id JMU.'
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