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PENDLETOX, UMATILLA COUNTY, OTJEGOX, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27, 1903.
slthe Sheriff and City
dalas a Double Umpire
DELAY AND ADVANTAGES.
.. sh0WS s,anB of
U court of Last Resort, Are
, . . nviinrlpri all alollg.
.,iwilcd In dragging
" into court, while
SiV a!: !lsLe"
uplhy ana suprii.
RJdici have put Br. Mann on ,
Si -Hi tn lure the sphere
& fence. They hopo that Dr.
I0I be awe to cover mm u
Suds for the job of umpiring
welted by the county coroner
Lu.lrtt hefore tho game. No
living anr objection to either
.rwrlurr will bo considered.
luiiwin? answer shows tno
f the trouble irom a legu.
(Court of the National Game,
For Pendleton City.
I Pullers, plaintiffs, vs. Tho
Baziers. aetenaanis. mo-
U Strike Out.
mcot the defendants and move
t to strike from the records
filleted reply here as sham
i ud manifestly Intended to
t defendants case.
Iinpportof such motion, de-
i respectfully show:
kike language contained in said
irtplr, to-wlt: "We desiro to
trttest against any legal ob
being entered as a part of
u a patent reflection upon
1 cnararter of defendants
I attempt to publicly be
Ifcfeadints" erudition in that
inert. Precedent, rlcht or
l tie accepted basis of the
m and the first article of
aS iu votaries, and nlaiu
J bow that there is no nreee-
"iiegai oojectlon in the game;
aj insinuation that de
timid, under any clrcum.
tuke other thnn IllRirni ni.
Mrtolly ultra vires, and from
ppeai to the protection of
u" call attention to the
I. He who Beeks enultv
foj." and suecest thai tlm
PKWSltlOn In K.llrl ronl- ot
Ml- "tt'o X. r " 1 i7
ers of 'hs p tv i.i ot
U4 (hat v,y hxt,r using
(iS lrrelevwt, end In,,
obkctlon be 0uriPl ailvC(..
i conning P'Kposj on plaln-
t to SM-nra nnr.... ....
ty,. , ""., uuvun-
f witlng on the r-hreiieo t.f
se errors t,r tno doc-
ii. ,u 1 01 Partn. while
ig those of the lawyers
f.kjrln, vith rfiM .
,Tre Of nnbllp nnll
M uu mis
ude ihOIr alIogoa
" uyo no desire
nteetiro 1. v
Mi .il;1 d mystorimiB
'.toU'1 8(1 sum-
'WT urge that
' ' h. . 1 mariners
1 bo. "fainted as
' - wsmon and
authority will nsstue. the even hold
ing of the balances In a contest of
so far-reaching Importance, and we
suggest tho double-umpire system and
the appointment of the marshal of i.ie
city and the sheriff or tho county.
In justice submitted,
Attorneys for tho Green Baggers.
NEARLY A LYNCHING.
Two Colored Men Hastily Taken to a
Place of Safety by Police.
Boise, May 27. What came near be
ing a lynching Monday night was nar
rowly averted by the coolness and he
roism of .Chief of Police Llllard and
Mayor Sutherland or that nlare. An
infuriated mob acting like maniacs
undertook to break down the jail and
take out James Quarles and Harry
Williams, both colored, or Boise and
lynch them. When the mob began to
appear Govornor Morrison and Sher
iff Agncw wcro notified and about
midnight a special train was made
up and conveyed besides those two
gentlemen, W. K. Borah and others
who hastily went to the scene. Their
appearance quieted tho mob and the
two colored men were brought back
to Boise where thoy are now in jail,
snfe from harm's way.
The trouble was caused by a fight
at a baseball game between Nampa
I rlTn r ii iinim . .
uHUHIrE MURE TORNADO
Charges of Postal Robberies, Elements Hold a Two-Day
and Irregularis Being In- Session in Nebraska and
vestigated at Several Points Iowa.
Alleged Plot to Massacre Greek Resi
dents. Constantinople, May 27. A dis
patch from Seres, Macedonia, states
that a plot by Bulgarians to assassi
nate the Greek residents was prevent
ed by n Bulgarian prisoner's revela
tions. The three ringleaders, Includ
ing an advocate and 72 others were
arrested. Tho Bulgarians are report
ed to have burned a Greek church
at Zagovoy which contained an an
cient idol for which an American
tourist recently offered $3,000.
TENEMENT HOUSE HORROR
WEEKLY FEATURE LIFE
AMONG THE SUBMERGED.
Four Burned to Death, Two Others
Fatally Injured Fire Under Big
Headway When Discovered.
New York, May 27. Fire this
morning destroyed a five-story tene
ment on 13Eth street. A mother and
throe small, children were burned to
death. Two others were probably fa
tally Injured, two seriously and soV'
With the exception of one fireman
burned those Injured sustained
wounds by jumping. Tho fire origi
nated on the ground floor and was
under big headway when discovered.
Work of an Incendiary.
New York, May 27. The tire was
the work of an Incendiary Johnson
one of the tenants, saw a man apply
a match to the wainscoting, which
was instantly all ablaze, having Ih-oii
boakod with kerosene. He gave chase
to the Incendiary, who dashed past
the policeman at the entrance. John
son's clothing was ablaze and the In
cendlary escaped. Tho policeman at
the entrance turned In an alarm and
returned to the burning building
whero he heroically saved many lives,
although ho received burns which will
mark him for life. lie returned
through tho blaze repeatedly, rarry-
Ing women and children to safety.
Johnson, who chased tho incendiary,
was so badly burned his recovery is
SUSPECTED THAT ENTIRE EIGHTEEN MORE DEATHS.
ISLAND SYSTEM IS ROTTEN. PROPERTY DESTROYED.
Official Reports of Elghty-Three
Thousand Deaths From Cholera
During v.ie Present Epidemic Only
Thlrty-Elght Cases of Smallpox.
Washington, May 27. The Philip
pines, according to advices received
this morning, are having a postal
scandal. Two are reported.
Former Postmaster Milne at Taclo
han, Is accused of taking $2000 and
also tho 400-pound safe in which It
was contained. Milne is under ar
rest. Postmaster Karelsen of Calam
ba, Is alsa under arrest owing to tho
disappearance of $2,000.
Several other minor cases reported
leads to the fear that an Investiga
tion of the entiro Philippine postal
system may he necessary.
Astonishing Cholera Record.
Washington, May 27. Tho health
commission reports received by the
war department from tne Philippines
today show aiarming cholera ravages !
during the past year. Tho total num
ber of cases since the beginning of the
epidemic has been 131,817, and the
deaths 83.282, showing a mortality of
63 per cent. There have been TIR
cases of smallpox since January.
GOOD TIMES IN WEST.
CRUSHED AND DROWNED.
Steamer and Bark Collide With Fatal
Antwerp, May 27. The Hrltlsa
steamer Huddersfield colndou with n
Norwegian bark off .tUngen today,
Tho steamer foundered, but the crew
escaped, though it is feared between
15 and 20 passengers were crushed
POWDER MILLS BLOW UP.
Serloua Casualty List in an Indiana
Terre Haute. Ind.. May 27. An ex
plosion ln the soda house of tho Indi
ana Powder Company took place at
Fontanel this morning. One was kill
ed and four badly Injured and three
others are missing, believed to have
been burled beneath the debris of the
engine room, which was destroyed by
a second explosion. Great damage,
Poor Baseball at Portland.
Portland, May 27. Tho Pacific Na
.tlonal Hasoball League hero shows
signs of disintegration. Thcro was
no money to pay players yesterday
The crowds are small. It has nion
led backers, but there are no receipts,
Great Sales by Country Merchants
and Building In Progress.
Chicago, May 28. Continued heavy
shipments of general merchandise re
mains the chief feature of tho traffic
situation in the West. There appears
to be no abatement of this class of
freight and all officials report the
movement greater than at this time
last year. With tho exception of tho
grain movement, the healthiest con
ditions prevail all over tho West.
Country merchants are now finding It
difficult to keep their shelves filled
with dry goods, hardware and other
articles which go into almost daily
consumption at this time of year.
There is a good deal of building go
ing on, calling for nearly all grades of
Storm Originated North of Lincoln,
Nebraska, and Branched Out as It
Traveled Most of the Deaths Were
In Small Towns.
Oskaloosa, Iowa, May 27. A torna
do In Monroe county and .In the
southwestern part of Mnhnskn county,
last night, resulted in the death of
two persons, tho fatnl Injury of seven
and minor Injuries to a number of
others. The tornado swept u until
250 feet wide, first sti iking a mining
settlement on the Chicago & North
western. At West Buxton the torna
do destroyed several residences and
a large numner of barns and out
buildings. Tho dead: George Blakloy, Herbert
Hhodes. Partial list of tno fatally
Injured: Addison Rhodes, John Blnk
ley, Mrs, John Blnkley.
i Owing to the breaking of the wires,
. It was Impossible to secure adequate
: medical assistance for several hours.
When assistance arrived, It was dlfll
cult to find the Injured, as tho elec
tric light plant ha. been put out of
huslress and the town was extremely
dark. Rain, which fell In torrents,
followed the tornado, greatly Increas
ing the difficulty of the situation. A
messenger obtained aid from Oskn
loosa and Albla.
Heavy Mortality at Davy, Neb.
Lincoln, Neb., May 27. A special
to tho Star from Hastings, Neb., says:
A tornado struck Hastings early to
day, wrecking many residences and
damaging several business blocks. No
deaths are reported.
Nine persons were killed nt Davy,
and heavy damage Is said to hnv)
been done nt Valparaiso and Ray
mond. No one was killed at tho two
I.i3t named towns. Wires are down,
and details are lacking. Reports re
reived from tho storm lustrlct wcro
brought into .ncoln bj farmers. Tho
storm seemed to have first struck
north of Lincoln, and to have branch
ed out ln several directions.
E. J. COLVIN DEAD.
Superintendent of Walla Walla Odd
Fellows' Home Passes Away.
Walla Walla. May 27. KUshn Jer
ferson Colvin. for four years superin
tendent of tho Odd Fellows' Homo of
this city, died this morning nt the
home following a two weeks' Illness
from typhoid fever, aged 71 years.
Tho funeral will occur from the home
Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Ilr.
S. B. U Penrose of Whitman College
wilt conduct tho services under tho
auspices of the three local lodges of
The deceased was born at Bloom
field, Indiana, In 1S32, and enmu to
Walla Walla from Uwnco, Washing
ton, four years ago to tnko the super
Intcndency of tho Odd Follows' Home.
Ho was a most efficient superintend'
out mid his death is keenly roll ln
Odd Fellow circles throughout the
Ho Is survived by n widow and
.son, n sister and a brother. Mr. Col
vin and her son are In Walla Wnlln.
Trouble Has Been Begun With
the Head of a Department.
FREE DELIVERY DIVISION.
HEAD ON COLLISION.
Alabama Wreck Kills Five Trainmen
and Injures Others.
Birmingham, Ala.. May 27.- Two
freights, one n double-header, mot lu
a head-on collision near Bryan, west
of here on the Southern rallwny. this
morning. Three engineers and two
fliemeii were killed and several other
trainmen Injured. The wreckage
took fire and Is now tiiuulng.
SICK AND PENNILESS.
California Unfortunate Finds Life Un
bearable. l.os Angeles, Cnl., May 27 F. W.
Yeager, committed suicide last night
by hanging himself to a ratter In a
shack owned by his friend, Max Cur
tis. He left a note begging forgive
ness for tnklng his life In a friend's
house. He was sick and penniless.
EO SPENCER BEING TRIED
STATE INTRODUCING VERY
PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT IN MONTANA
nut of his
Helena. Mont., May 27. Heartier
greeting was never given to a pres
ident of the United States than that
offered today by the state of .Mon
tana to Theodore Roosevelt. The
president Is no stranger to thest
rtai-tD nn1 Me lirlof nrlrlinss tinm tes
timony to tho affection ho entertains
for this section and Its people, ine
urnafriotitlnl trnln drawn bv a hand
somely decorated locomotive, reached
Helena on wliodille time tins morn
ing. Two hours were spent in the
apltal city and they were busy ones
nr Him filler executive. A large gath
ering of federal, state and city of!!-
ialH greeted ine presiueiu, itnu u
nrmitl address of welcome was prc-
csnlci liv Xtnvnr Towards. A drive
through the thronged and decorated
streets was followed by a short speech
.-n.n tho nr..Rtil(Mt Mr. RoOSCVClt
expressed his thanks for tho hearty
reception accorded him and spoke
withuhiastlcally of Montana and Its
Reception at Butte.
Untie. Mont. May 27. Throngs of 1
visitors from Deer Lodgo, Granite,:
Powell and other counties are gather-'
fd hero for the reception of President j
ncnvnii vcim Is scheduled to reach I
Butte late this afternoon for a visit
of several hours. The city Is decor
ated as never before In hor history
and all the arrangements for tho re
i option and entertainment of tho dls
tlnguished visitor havo been mado on
an elaborate scale.
Upon his arrival the president will
be taken nround tho town over n
very short line of march, concluding
at the FInlen Hotel, whero a plat
form has been constructed, from
which he will make his address. Im
mediately after the address tho par
ty will adjourn to the Thornton ho
tel, where dinner will bo served. The
evening will bo given over to the
Trade and Labor Union, which has
made extensive arrangements for an
entertainment at Columbia Gardens,
An Interesting feature of the pro-
cram Is to bo tho presentation to
Mr Roosevelt of a handsomo loving
cup as a souvenir of his visit to
Butte. The cup Is of gold and silver,
costing $500 and standing 13 Inchos
high. Between tho three handles are
engraved a plcturo of the president,
a view of Butte Hill and a gallows
frame In tho foreground, and tho fol
lowing Inscription: "Presented to
President Roosevelt by 'ho peoplo of
Butte, Montana, on the occasion of
his visit to Butte, May 27, 1903."
HANNA WILL NOT FIGHT ROOSEVELT
Washington, May 27. Chairman
Hauna's unconditional surrender up
on tho Roosevelt lnuurseun;,,,. ijuw-
Ion has caused llltio surprints,
'ressman Forakor has been material
v strengthened by his attitude dur
ing the controversy.
Has Nothing to Say,
m..,.in.t xiav 27. Mr. Hauna an-
i ..!,- thai im lias nothing
more to say regarding Roosevelt's in
dorsement and that as far as ho Is
concerned tho Incident is closed. Ho
also announced that by advice of his
physician ha would go to Europe in
July, to bo gone two months. Ho
says ho is not ill, but needs rest.
What Gnoevnor 'minks.
Gallopolls, May 27, General Gros
venor says Mr. Hanuu has been n
candidate for tho presidency for a
year and a half.
An Eye-Witness Testifies to the
Shootinct of the Girl and of Himself,
Spokane, May 27. Polly Peterson,
a servant who lived In the house near
where Kd Spencer killed IClIn Mundt,
was tho star witness In tho Spencer
murder trial today. Hho said Spen
cer telephoned her to tell Kiln ho
was coming to see hor nt 2 o'clock In
the afternoon. At 11:35 witness went
to tho house whero Kiln was, and
found Ella and Spencer stnndlng In
tho door, Klin said: "Here comes
No sooner had she said
Spencer pulled a gun
pocket and shot her.
and fell. Spencer snnk on his knees
and shot himself.
Doctors and policemen swore that
when they nriived at the house Spen
cer begged for somebody to kill htm, ,
jonii acnomers, imrtendor, testtlled
that early on the morning of the trag
edy Spencor was In his saloon partly
drunk. He had his gun and said ho
was looking for n cnrly-heiided fel
low. Letters which Spencer wrote an
nouncing his Intention to kill tho
Mundt girl, wcro Introduced. One
was to his mother and one to MIsh
Mary Mullln, of Baker City, Or., and n
third to Miss Delia Burton, of Pen
Tho state lestcd Its case, and tho
dofenso will begin Its ense in tho
morning. Owing to the visit of Pres
ident Roosevelt only a half-day ses
sion of court will m held.
Tangible Results Arc in Sight as a
Result of Fourth Assistant Postmaster-General
of the Past Two Years.
Washington, Mny 27 A. W. Mn
chen, the recently suspended superin
tendent of tho freo delivery division
of the postolllco department, was ar
rested at 1 o'clock this afternoon on
Information filed by Postmaster-General
Payne. Tho clinrgo Is that Mn
chen participated In the profits of a
certain device used in free dollvory
boxes nnd Hint he nlso participated to
the detriment of the government nnd
to his own advantage In certain gov
ernment conducts to the extent of
many thousand dollars.
Payne cnlled Machcn to his ofllco
shortly after noon, where ho fnecd
him with the charges and later had
him placed under nrrest by postolllco
Inspectors. Mr. Payne Is now prepar
ing a statement for publication giv
ing further details.
SITUATION AT OMAHA.
Threatened Str'ke of Packing House
Omaha, May 27.- The Union Pad
tic bollermnkers this morning refus
ed to return to work according to tho
tcrniB uf tho settlement reached with
Hnrrlman in New York. They claim
tho road refuses to take back some
strikers and still imports strike
breakers. A conference Is on be
tween labor leaders and President
There are Homo prospects nf n
strike in the packing Iioubcs, as tho
Chlcugo confeienro failed to reach n
settlement on tho demand for 'n
creased wages. Representatives of
tho union nru today trying to gain a
conference, which the packers mvm
disinclined to grant.
First State Convention to Declare In
Favor of Renomlnatlon.
Hnriisbiirg, Pn May 27. Tho re
publican stato convention today In
dorsed Roosevelt for renomlnatlon,
ileclnred against any change In tho
present tariff schedules. Quay de
clined to accept u re-election us chair
man of the Btntu committee and Pan
rose wan chosen, The convention
wiih no'.ibly hnrmoiiliiuH,
Opening of the Derby Races.
London, May 27. The great ilorby
dawned with threatening weather. An
Immense crowd, Including tho king
and queen and the Prince and Prin
cess of Wales arrived at Kpsom early.
A number of American coaching par
ties flying the slurs and stripes cheer
ed the Amerlcnn riders, Danny Mn
her nnd Sheets Martin, Malmr rodo
Sir .Miller's Rocks and was n favorite
five to four, on. Mnrtlu'N mount Ace
fill, owned by Harry Payne Whitney,
Is n 51) to 1 shot. King Edward's en
try Is mnde a 7 to 1 shot,
Friends of Homer V. Carpenter Will
Dance ln His Honor,
There will be an Informal two-step
slvon by tho friends of Homer V. Car
penter, as u farowell party In lila hon
or, tomorrow evening in Music hall.
Mr. Carpenter leaves Friday evening
for Portland, whero ho will accept a
position In the ofllco of the Oregon
Tho danco for Thursday evening
has been planned by Mr. Cariientor's
friends In testimony of the esteem In
which they hold him, and in order
that all may havo an opportunity to
bid him faiowell nnd extend to him
their good wishes for his prosperity
and success in the position to which
ho has been called.
Boise Race Meet.
Boise, May 27. About 75 trotting
and running horseB are now at tho
local stables ready to enter the three
day meet of the Boise Jockey Club,
beginning tomorrow. Tho track Is in
excellent condition and tho weather
is Ideal. Sorao of tho most prominent
horse men in the Northwest are here.
Kentucky Cases Postponed.
Jnckson, Ky., May 27. The cases
ol Curtis Jett and Tom White, Indict
ed for tho murder of Murrum, wore
culled nt tlio opening of court today
uiul passed until Junu 1.
Chamberlain Seriously III.
Manchester, May 27. A dispatch
HtatcH that Mr. Chamberlain's condl
tlon Is causing unxloty. nppearH
totally exhausted and may ho com
pelled to tako an oxtondod rest.
Quotation! Furnished by Coe Commis
sion Company R, L, Boulter, Local
Manager, 120 Court 8treet,
Chicago, May 15.
Chicago, May 27.
July 73 73TS
Sept 70 71
July ,. 45 U 45 '
July 34V4 31
Minneapolis, May 27.
July 77V4 77
Bopt C'J 70