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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, THVHSDAY, MAY 14, 1903.
labor is Gaining
Stages In the Struggle
ft DISPOSED TO
SHY AT STATE BOARD.
, Vet involve All the Or-
jUbor Industries of tne wiy
i . Uau Re
t Yards -Emp'"
j out Next.
Mr h.-b morc lalin:
lite signed the wage
Leon resumed uimi"- -----
w The unions rciieriueu lut"
.. .nhmlt their grievances to
juate board of arbitration. Prcsl-
6vnisonald they were urea 01
,taeoed by arbitration boaras.
L.iii lev men arc empower-
L settle strikes they ignore equl-
.ni broke insult, as in the case
C- preacherf who recently
t the millionaire packers wero
Utortopajr & decent wage scale
b their engineers.
enrineers and waiters' griev-
. .nisi the hntnls and restau-
l ml other members of the Em
,' in-htlnn u-hirh is made
It basis ol a demand that union la
r than strike against nil organized
bjen, will be submitted 10 me
I labor Union Sunday. A
M lso be taken to decide
t i rmpral strike in the stock
i ud down town industries will
At state board of arbitration has
a ordered to remain here by Gov-
MTitM hnt thora Ik Tin nrnRtinpt
Iks bringing together auy of the
IR SUPPOSED DYNAMITER.
That a Chicago Man Made
the Infernal Machine.
B. liar 14. Detectives urn
bay traclne the movements nf
unlerlous stranger who mado
Mernal machine in this city,
is supposed to be the one used
ihtlle attempt to dynamite the
ate Cmbrla. Nn tnnirllile re-
IS Tet oht&inprl. nlthmiMi nn
it descrintion of his nersonnl
nce has been secured.
Jobbery and murder.
Hijhwaymart Kills a Man Who
, la. May 14. A masked
op me waiters and pat-
t restaurant nn Woo t t v .
tali morning. One person made
forward nni ntn,.i.j
in. from th h'Ebway-
uooer snot. Instantly
fcZ.,B? cntlnued the hold-
xureq Z5 and escnped.
Starving Crew Rescued.
ong. uertha Gray,
?. wrtion of the hulk far
j was wrecked In a
llahed b Co Commis-
. .Tn- Boulter, Local
d) COurt CI,...
7lth iii?mi WIeat In
" heaif 7 weaker cab,oa
cted the .Vf" 01 receipts.
5e r JSS?1 8tarte1 ott
"hi L t ather conlltlons
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. wank. ' BU" 'urther
Z,.cbl y that
8 t)Cen done t
SUNDAY SCHOOL CONVENTION.
Largest Attendance In the History of
Portland. May 14. The state Sun
day school convention now in ses
sion In this city, la very largely at
tended from all sections of the state
and many of the most prominent Sun
day school workers In the United
States are taking part In the pro
gram. Among tho active Sunday school
missionaries present are Mrs. J, W.
Barnes, of Newark, N. J chief of the
primary department of the Interna
tional Sunday School Association, and
Mrs. V. C, Pearce, vice-president and
central committee member of the
Noted singers, evangelists and
teachers from every large city in tne
United States are present and the
meeting Is tho most successful In the
history of the state.
The session will close tomorrow
night with a grand choral service.
The officers of the state association
are as follows: President, A, A.
Morse, Portland; vice-presidents,
Mrs. Stephen A. Lowell, Pendleton;
and Mrs. G. W. A. Cramer, Grant's
Pass; secretary, Merwln Pugh, Port
land; financial secretary and treas
urer, B. Lee, Paget Portland.
JEW BAITING IN RUSSIA.
More Race and Religious Persecu
tions by Fanatics.
London, May 14. Despite official
denials, dispatches received here this
morning confirm the report of an anti
Semitic outbreak at Graspol, similar
to the recent outrages at Kishlneff.
Large numbers of Jews, the dispatch
states, wore killed. The officials at
St. Petersburg have started an In
quiry Into affairs.
Very Careful of Shamrock III.
Gouroek, Scotland, May 14. The
Shamrocks did not leave their moor
ings this morning because of unfavor
able weather. The chnllenger's can
vas sets so satisfactorily It is thought
best not to expose her sails to the
Florida Flood Receding.
Jacksonville, Fla., May 14. The
flood is receding slowly and It is be
lieved the worst is over. The damage
will reach $350,000.
IN MANCHURfA FOR KEEPS
RUSSIA WILL EXPLAIN
WHY SHE MUST REMAIN.
Chinese Invasion of Siberia to Be
Prevented at All Hazards Will
Hold the Territory In Self Defense.
Birmingham, England, May 14. A
special from St. Petersburg says Rus
sia is preparing to issue a circular to
the powers defining her position In
Manchuria. It will explain that Rus
sia has been brought to the place
where she must face the "yellow
peril" which threatens to absorb even
MASONIC TEMPLE COMPLETE.
Magnificent Scottish Rite Cathedral
to Be Opened Mav iU.
Portland, May 14. The new Scot
tish Rite Cathedral, corner of Morri
son and Lownsdale streets, has been
completed. The building Is In all re
spects a credit to the city, and in Its
thorough fitting and elegant furnish
ing is on a scale and of a quality
never before attempted In this city.
The main auditorium and balcony
will comfortably seat 1,000 persons,
and the dancing floor contains over
5,000 square feet. Each part of the
building contains every equipment for
the comfort and convenience of the
large audiences which will throng
Its halls. The building will be open
ed on Tuesday evening, May 19, with
a grand concert and ball.
WRECK IN OHIO.
Two Trainmen Killed and Several
Washington Court House, O., May
14. A Baltimore & Ohio passenger
train was wrecked near Blooming
burg this forenoon. Tho rails spread
and the engine "left the track. The
onglneer and fireman were killed. The
mall car overturned. No passengers
were killed, although some were
Lewlston a Closed Town.
Lowlston, May 14. Tho edict to
the effect that gambling must stop,
sent forth by the county attorney and
sheriff, has been rigidly obeyed and
for tho past five days there ban been
absolutely nothing doing in tho green
goods llnd. Many of the gamblers
have left town and others are pre
paring to follow them to soma moro
congenial place. Thoy all express tho
belief that the "wldo-open" day Js a
thing of the past In lewlston.
ON THE SOUND
Unprecedented Shortage Is
Because of Dearth In the
PRESAGED BY SHORTAGE IN t
THIS COUNTY WEEKS AGO.
Situation to Be Relieved by the Im
portation of Cattle From Texas
Most Remarkable Cattle Shortage
in the History of the Coast.
Tacoma, Wash., May 14, Tacoma
was on the verge of a meat famine
yesterday morning, and that one was
not experienced was due to tho Paci
fic Cold Storage Company, which
came to tho rescue of tho wholesale
markets of the city. As a matter of
tact, the concern just mentioned Is
the only concern in the city having on
hand a supply of meat or cattle. The
meat the company Is willing to dis
pose of. The cattle they will not sell,
for the animals were bought some
time ago for the Alaskan trade, and
are to be sent to Nome on the first
vessels to leave for the North.
Both tho Frye-Bruhn Company and
the Pacific Meat Company have cat
tle coming here from Texas, and It Is
hoped that somo of this stock will
reach here by tomorrow at the least.
Otherwise there will be another scarc
ity of beef, for by that time the sup
plies that are now held by the cold
storage company will have been dis
posed of, and then there is no way
to turn for relief. Beef cattle are
scarce in the state of Washington,
and have been for some time. In
speaking of the matter a representa
tive of the cold storage company
"We have the only beef cattle In
the state of Washington, and I am
sorry to say that we cannot sell them.
We bought up our herd during the
winter months, when cattle were
plentiful, and we picked the kind of
beef tve wanted to ship to Alaska. At
Toppenlsh we have a herd of 270 head
of magnificent steers that wo could
leadliy dispose of to butchers at fan
cy prices, but we would find great
difficulty in getting others to take
their places. We must have the ani
mals to ship North on May 2fi, to fill
our government contracts."
The scarcity of cattle was felt here
some time ago, and It Is not long
since beef was advanced a cent a
pound. It Is not unlikely that there
will be another rise In prlcea should
the scarcity continue.
VANDALS IN FRANCE,
Attempt to Wreck President Loubet's
Fontainbleau, May 14. The b.ral
papers today report an attempt to de
rail President Loubet's special train
near Montereau Monday lar A
stick of timber and a ro.M; were placed
on the track In a position to cause a
wreck. The engineer observed the
obstructions and tin'' were removed
before any damage was done.
ROBBERS' RICH HAUL.
Four Masked Men Hold Up Games at
Helper, Utah, May 14. Tho sheriff
and posse arc hot on the trail of four
men who held up the Rooney saloon
and gambling hall here early this
morning. As all are armed, a battle
is expected. The robbers lined up the
patrons, shooting William Everet
through the ribs twice. They secured
11.800 from the tables, safe and slot
machines. Patrons contributed 400.
Tho big haul was occasioned by it
being Rio Grande payday.
SPEECH AT A
"In Time of Peace Prepare
For War" President Roose
LAUDS ADMIRAL DEWEY
AND COMMENDS THE NAVY.
Adheres to the National Policy of
Building Up the Navy Advocates
Non-Partlsanshlp In System of Ht
San Francisco, v..u., May 14. In ac
cordance with program the third and
last day of President Roosevelt's stay
In this vicinity Is given over largely
to a visit across the bay. At 10
o'clock this morning tho president
presided at the ceremonies attending
the dedication of tho naval monument
in Union Square, anil immediately
after tho conclusion of the exercises
he embarked on a special ferry for
Berkeley and Oakland. This after
noon the president Is to bo the guest
of honor at the commencement exer
cises nt the University of California.
This is in response to nn invitation
extended by President Benjamin Ide
Wheeler, for whom Mr. Roosevelt en
tertains a high regard. After the
visit to Berkeley Is concluded there
will be a drive through Oakland and
possibly a brief speech before the
party returns to San Francisco. Hero,
as a gand finale to the presuient's
visit, there will oo an elaborate ban
quet under the auspices of the Union
Advocates a Strong Navy.
At the dedication of the Dewey Vic
torian monument this morning, Presi
dent Roosevelt said that In no branch
of our government are tho people so
Interested as In the navy, not merely
the people In the seaport cities, but
citizens everywhere feel a thrill of
emotion at the erection of this monu
ment commemorating tho naval vic
tory of Dewey, which added a new
page to the honorary roll of American
achievements. This dedication would
be a foolish thing if we abandoned
our national policy or building up the
navy. It Is not safe to impoverish
the navy, but it must bo built up in
times of peace. The war at sea was
two-thirds settled In advance by the
victory at Manila because the ship
builders In congress for 15 years be
fore had been preparing for such a
possible struggle. Our fleet wns suc
cessful In 1898 because under both
political parties had been the resolu
tion to build an adequate fleet. It
will bo three years before tho effect
or the present navy appropriation will
be seen. Tho shots that count In
battle aro tho shots that hit, and our
marksman'3hlp is ill right. Ho con
cluded by congratulating tho navy,
officers and men.
END OF THE LAST REBELLION.
Wholesale Capture of Revolutionists
Restores Peace and Quiet.
New OrleanB, May 14. The steam
er Victoria, with all the leaders of the
Nlcaraguan revolution aboard, has
been captured by tho Nlcaraguan gov
ernment forces. This means an end
to the conflict.
Nicaragua, May 14. The Victoria,
a passenger steamer, was recently
belzed by the revolutionists and fit
ted out as a gunboat. Advices say a
battle has occurred on lJko Nicara
gua, but tho details aro meagre,
though It Is supposed that Nlcaraguan
gunboat No. 93 effected her rapture.
One Plain Drunk.
One drunk donated $5 to tho city
government in Judge Fltz Gerald's
court this morning and was discharged.
DRANK POISONED WHISKEY.
One Man Dead and Five Others Very
Cincinnati, May 14. Three victims
of tho poisoned whiskey sent here
through an express company nro In
n critical condition this morning.
Benjamin Flckor died last night. Tho
fifth victim will survive.
Memphis Domestic Arrested.
Memphis, May 14. Lizzie McCor
mlck, n domestic, was arrested horo
today charged with sending the pois
oned whiskey which caused the death
of Benjamin Flcker at Cincinnati last
When arrested sho wns found In a
cheap restaurant. Tho pollen say Rho
has been living with n saloonkeeper
named Pell. Both Pell and tho wo
man admit they know Mrs. Nobbo, of
Cincinnati, to whom tho poisoned
whiskey was sent. Tho girl Is a
young and very handsome brunette.
Sho wns jailed, awaiting the arrival
of the Cincinnati police.
Whiskey Not Intended for Victim.
Cincinnati, May 14. The poisoning
case promises to rival the Mollneux
ense In Its developments here to
night. Benjamin Flcker and four
other express men were unloading an
Adnms express car and accidentally
dropped a package containing a quart
bottle of tine whiskey directed to
Mrs. Kato Nobbo, of this city.
The expressmen said It wns too
good to waste, so caught a portion of
the contents In a dinner pnil and
drank It. A few minutes later all
wero writhing In convulsions. Flck
er, the last to succumb, told of thu
occurrence at tho hospitnl to tho phy
sicians, and died a few minutes later.
Two others are In n critical condition
at noon, whllo two nro out of danger.
Tho physicians nro puzzled over the
poison used. Thoy think possibly It
was blchlorldo of mercury. When
Airs. Nobbo was acquainted with tho
facts, sho accused Elizabeth McCor
mack, of Memphis, who lives with
Snloonkeopor Poll, ostensibly ns his
housekeeper. Pell Is Mrs. Nobbe's
brothcr-ln-law. Nobbo also Identifies
tho handwriting on the package as
Miss McCormack's. It is said to bo
tho second attempt to poison Mrs.
Miss McCormlck strenuously denies
sending tho poisoned whiskey, but
admits a quarrel with Mrs, Nobbe.
FIFTY EXTRA DEPUTIES TO KEEP PEACE
Omaha, May 14.-Thero Is more
disorder on the streets today than at
any time since the strike was inaug
urated. There are small riots in sev
ora sections. It is tho belief that
the teamsters aro taking systematic
action as tcores of teams have been
nn! itched and wagons overturned.
The non-union drivers are terrorized
and one has been severely beaten.
Fifty additional deputy sheriffs
nr.. mwii in a a business men's
secret meeting this afternoon, and It
h Bald to be the purpose to call on
the governor for troops. The laun
drymen's Association will start their
places Monday with non-union help.
Five Thousand Locked Out.
New York, May 14. Five thousand
employes of the Hecla Iron Company
are locked out because of a threaten
ed strike for a Saturday halt holiday
and an Increase In wages.
NEW ENGLAND FOREST FIRES
THREE EASTERN STATES.
Maine, New Hampshire and Maita
chusetts In the Tolls of Flame
Much Property Destroyed.
Bangor, Me., May 14. Down In
Maine grout forests tiros uro raging
In tho woods of Sebols. A wall or
(lames Is now sweeping toward Toddy
As to New Hampshire.
Stratrord, N. H May 14. Tho for
est fires which started a week ago
aro now beyond control. All tho largo
lumber plants are shut down and are
rushing forwnrd to light tho tlnmos,
Sandwich, Mass., May 1 1. Forest
fires now threatening thu town, strong
winds aru driving the flames at a tor
8AVIOR8 OF SAN JUAN.
Explanation of Prominence Given
Colored Troops at San Francisco,
San Francisco, May II. Tlio uni
versal comment upon General Mac-
Arthur's appointment of a troop of
colored cavalry as a personal escort
for thu president hero, is that It Is
sufficiently explained whon It Is re
membered that this troop Is thu samo
onu that saved thu Rough Riders
from slaughter at San Juan hill.
Exhumation of Body to Make an Ex
amination. Klyrla, O., May 14. Tho body of
Agatha Rlchelln was exhumed this
morning and Is being examined to as
certain whether death was duo to
choking or crushing of tho head.
Hold-up at Huron.
Meacham, May 14, Tho night "P
erator at Huron experienced rathor a
unique hold-up last night. Two men
compelled him, at tho point or a pis
tol, to purchase a new pocket book
from them, for tho sum of f 1.25. Tho
operator happened to have the money.
Railroad Wrecks in Arkansas.
Hot Springs, Ark., May 14. Tho
Choctaw and Memphis passenger train
was wrecked a mile from hero this
morning. The fireman and several
passengers aro reported killed.
0.R.& N. VALUES
Company Owns Property In
the City to tho Amount of
INCREASE OF SIXTY-SIX
THOUSAND OVER 1902.
Property Was Valued on Same Basil
at Adjoining Real Estate Assess
ment of the County Will Soon Be
County Assessor C. P. Strnlu has
about completed tho O. It. & N as
sessment In Umatilla county, and
while It Is not yet possible to give
the totnl valuo of tho company's
pioperty In tho county, tho following
vnluntlon has been llxed on tho prop
erty In this city.
It Is worthy of nnto to mention tho
manner In which Mr. Strain arrived
nt the values placed upon tho real
estate of the O. R. & N. In tho city.
Ho took tho entire body of real
estate, owned by tho compnny, and
occupied by depot, warehouses .side
tracks and conl sheds, and divided It
Into lots equal In slzo to thoso be
longing to prlvatn Individuals adjoin
ing tho railroad pioperty, and then
valued this total amount or real cstato
as so ninny tutu adjoining It would
Mr, Strain has exorcised the utmost
on re In placing vnlucs upon tho rail
road properly. Ho has spent a great
amount or time In comparing values
or ndjncent properly, In order to be
scrupulously Just In his estimates.
There are three and thirty-one
hundredths miles or O. R. & N. track
In tho city limits.
Ho hnu valued this road lied at 112,
000 per mile. Thu Items or thu as
sessment In tho city are as follows:
Depot grounds and lots $30,000
Rolling stock, $075 per mile
ror 3 30-100 miles 2,227
Rondbed, 3 30-100 miles at
Rolling stock and roadbed... 15, IMC
Tho material named In thu assess
ment consists in tho stock of sup
plies kept constantly on hand in tlm
distributing stores In this city, rails,
fixtures ami nppllnnces ror tho me
chanical depnrtmont and other arti
cles which represent n money value,
and nro part or tho properly or the
Tho assessment In the city on tho
same property In 1902, was an rol
Iowb: Depots and lots $ 8,000
Rolling slock and roadbed.... 15,000
Mr. Strain and his force nf doputles
nro working energetically upon thu
assessment rolls and tho bulk of the)
work Is now dono,
Ho far, thu values nf city property
fixed by Mr. Strain nro o-itlroly satis
factory, SIGNERS NOT VOTERS.
Referendum Petitioners Are Not All
Solum, May 14. Potltlons to In
voke tho referendum on three differ,
out bills enacted by the last leglsln
turo have been In circulation In this
county and havo been filed with tho
county clerk for tho purposo of secur
ing tho certificates of that offlclul be
fore thoy aro presonted to tho secre
tary of stato. Tho dork's research
has developed tho fact that quite n
few or tho signers or the petitions
nro not registered as voters, In one
caso tho percentage of these names
being onu-firth of tho signatures to
the petition, and these, of course,
cannot bo certified to by tho county
clerk. Tho potltlons In Clerk Row
land's hands, together with number
of bona fldo signatures and those re
Iewls and Clark Exposition Reg
istered voters signing petition, 35;
not registered, 7 ,
1'ortuKO railway Registered voters,
31; not reRlsterod, 3,
Amending section 3,039, Ilolllner'
Codo, amendment to exemption act
Registered voters, id, not register
Dlggs Ho's kopt pretty busy, I sup
pose, but you might sond him your
address, Chicago Dally Nown,