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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COVNTY, OliEGON, MONDAY, JULY L7, 103
.Prisoners Escape in
L' Clothing and Hold
Is as Hostages,
FROM PRISON ARMORY.
Itvts Comprise Some of the
Ksperate Men in the State,
is reared Some of the Hos-
LieS Murdered far Spite
. r,t July 27, Eighteen
broke Into tin prison armo-
lornlng, secured guns and
It, Mnrmon Island, taking
la Warden Wilkinson, his
l Harry. Captain Murphy and
koficcrs They killed Guards
led Cotton V jiosso Is In
L Wilkinson, after his clothes
la (ram him, was released
Unlr 27 One of the big-
a fa the History or the i ol
e occurred this morning at
1 of. convicts were march-
( the prison to go to work.
i o( them were out, when
i ?iio were in a uunch in
a run for the guards'
re Warden Wilkinson, Cap-
rhj and other ofllcers were.
lis desperate men had a
tot a file They cut at the
Warden Wilkinson hail a
rcape. his clothes being cut
Joe Cochrane, W L. Cotter
Jolly wcr all cut, tho for-
I seriously that they will
!Reb the Armory.
" nap-hed to the armory,
irden Wilkinson, Captain
fjoiner guards and officers
saarded liy tho convicts
ai tne armory iney neip
1'es to guns and ammuul-
r MV-h iiuui U IIHU Ullll
Ilils time other guards had
I covered with guns, but
i modi because of tho free
rr leavlnc the armorv tho
ined acroan tlin nrlann
Iiere being at ha t:tn 13
ai 13 free men.
a short distance the
Iwre forced to dlsrobo, the
s on their clothes and
1 em; forced to eot into
- O"' MO,
fa froe meu were thou nl
fttUm In mi
ny Wilkinson, C. K. Jol-
fC Vertrcis escaped from
"- men are sun
(, IIUW 111 1110
10 miles uuovl Folsom.
I-.m j uann Thomas
Hopton, w T llrovvn and
Ws b a, dl. iderable 111
"0 SOmP r tliORn man
b mean 0 ,(1r m, and It
f; " or murdered.
"' wno i. n , hr lirmilr
ic break was
'' 'he build
' w as great
ild a- u
'5 15 Von
L ..II T .
" are said
f'" n Siera
1 45 years,
MOTHER JONES IN EVIDENCE.
Insists Upon an Audience With Pres
Oyster Bay, July 27. John llarrett,
who was recently appointed minister
to Argentine, was a guest nt Saga
moro Hill today, taking luncheon
with the president. They discussed
questions tearing upon his appoint
ment. Secret servlco men arc todnv
watching for Mother Jones, who yes
terday announced she would have an
Interview whether the president
granted It or not. If she makes ap
plication to Secretary Cortolyou for
an Interview It will probably bo grant
ed, but any attempt to march her
army to the residence will be frustrated.
NO. ISO I.
TRIAL OF JETT AND WHITE.
The Wheels of Justice Slowly Turn In
Cynthia, Ky., July 27. When the
Jctt-Whlto enso was called this morn
ing all but 16 jurors wore excused,
pleading Illness. A hundred or more
names were drawn. Under instruc
tions from tho court a detail of sol
diers was sent to Lexington to pro
tect Captain Kwen, who Is expected
this afternoon at 4 o'clock,
OF ILL STREET IN
The Uneasiness and Uncer
tainty Arc Reflected on the
London Stock Market.
BELIEVED THAT THE WORST 1
HAS BEEN EXPERIENCED.
The Whole Extraordinary Movement
Thought to Be Due to the Efforts
of Harriman to Get Control of the
American Fiscal Center Boston
and London Affected.
Row on the Isthmus of Panama.
Washington, July 27. Two dis
patches were received by the state
department this morning from Con-sul-General
Gudger at Panama. They
give tho first details of last night's
trouble and say the situation this af
ternoon Is still grave.
AMMDNIA MAUE EXPLODES
SEVERAL LIVES LOST AND
MANY NARROW ESCAPES.
Two Hundred Workmen Driven to the
Roof, From Whlcn They Escaped to
Neighboring Buildings Rescuers
Could Not Enter.
New York, July 27. The cyllndor
head of nn ammonia machine In the
Iteppert Ice plant, let go this morn
ing. Engineer Smith and John Vln
censky were killed. Foreman Trau
and Charles I. Fland were badly burn
ed. Charles Carpenter was also
burned. I'ollcemun Cross, who came
to tho assistance of the men In the
wrecked engine room was overcome
by ammonia fumes and seriously In
jured. Several others were overcome
and were rescued with difficulty.
Only by tho most desperate endeav
ors of rescuers could lives be saved,
and the fatalities came near being
Two huudred men were omployed
in the plant, which is seven stories
high. The fumes spread quickly
through the building, filling the first
and second stories In a few moments
and cutting off the retreat or nearly
the entire forco except by way of
the neighboring buildings and they
could not be reached except by the
roof. Hoscuers were as unable to
enter the first and second stories as
the workers were unable to escape in
that direction. The entire force ex
cept those who were killed, finally
escaped from the roof to the neigh
Several adjacent bulliilngs were
permeated by the ammonia furnoB and
were untenable lor several hours in
Quotations Furnished by Coe Commis
sion Company G. R. Cockley, Local
Manager, 120 Court Street.
Chicago, July 27.-Wheat, torn and
oats all very strong today on Hccoun1
of dnnmglng weather In corn belt
with no relief in sight for next 48
hours. T.us is a weather market
Corn should be out of danger this
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Minneapolis, J"1 T r)nte
Wheat- Opening. Clow.
Wo,".; made 'the tunt m
AM, i Saturday, all Blocks Wnga
net u.n of from I to 8 poln U. jd
it lnni very much HKe
big flnami..! I, uteres ta in all trw
but ,..e So " "1"sed
London. July 27. The stock market
leflects apprehension on account of
tho recent American failures. An
Immense volume of American securi
ties are held here, and there Is no
luck ot prophets ol evil
Another Wall Street .Failure.
New York. July 27. The stock
market opened Irregular, with lgns
of good support from the bull cle
ment, but at 10:13 the failure of iiol-
i Icy & Co., was announced. Holley &
I Co. were not heavy dealers, and the
j Aim was young on the street, but has
been a recognised supporter ot Jnnica
U. Keene and the bull element from
I the Inception of the present move
i ment. It Is not believed, however.
' that the failure has any especial slg
liiflcanee outside the fortunes of the
I members of the firm. The bear crowd
I piofess to believe, however, that the
! failure is an Index pointing to still
' more extensive depreciations.
Stocks Are Rallying.
New York, July 27. After the an
nouncement of Hooley & Co.'s (all
ure stocks declined sharply for 20
minutes, while other announcements
were momentarily expected. None
came and stocks rallied splendidly,
especially those belonging to certain
There Is a general feeling that the
worst has been passed, and no fur
ther failures are expected.
The failure of Taylor & Co. was
due to depreciation of .Mexican Cen
tial and that of James K. Keene to
depreciation of United States Steel.
Neither could borrow in sufficient vol
ume to meet suddenly maturing obli-
1 gatlons. Once out of their hands.
both classes of stocks underwent im
mediate appreciation and nie perfect
ly firm today.
Failure In Boston.
Uoston, July 27. Bassett & Co
members of tho local and New York
exchange, have failed, but the fnllure
is not regarded as Important. It in
volved recent New York assignments.
HOUSE OF COMMONS.
Will Inquire Officially Into the Klshl
Lordon, July 27. In the house of
commons Mr. Cranborno said the
RHilsh consuI-Koneral at Odessa has
i been Instructed to provide tho home
government wit ha detailed account
of the Klshlnoll massacre.
Halfour, replying to a question, said
the agreement botweon the govern
ment and the Cunard Line will lie
completed this week.
STUDYING BRITISH LAWS.
Claimed That President Roosevelt
Seeks Light Abroad.
Birmingham, England, July 27.
The Post today asserts that President
Roosevelt is making a close study of
imtmtlvn Innulry Into British
llawB relating to corporations, with a
view to solving the irusi prooiexu iu
Mob Tries in Vain to Get
Negro Who Assaulted
Woman Near Danville.
NINE MEN WERE WOUNDED
IN ASSAULT ON THE JAIL.
Another Negro Who Shoots a White
Man Was Hung By the Mob and
His Body Afterward Burned The
Sheriff Calls On the Governor for
1'ien, coming to a realization of their
first mission to lynch Wll.'on they
cure more resumed helr march to
the county Jail.
Sheriff Calls for Troops.
Springfield. 111.. July 27 Sheriff
Whitlock. of llanville, late tonight
appealed by telegrams to Governor
HOBO GETS RICH QUCK.
Danville, 111., July 27. A race war
broke out here tonight. Wbllo a mob
of f.0u men was on Its way to tho
county Jail to lynch James Wilson, a
Bloomlngton negro, who had contess
ed to assaulting Mrs. Thomas Bur
gess, wife of a farmer, an unknokn
negro shot and killed Henry Gntter
man. white, a member of the mob.
The murdeious negro, a refugee from
Evansvllle, Ind.. by the name ot J. W.
MayfieUl, was later taken from the
city jail and lynched by tho mob, and
three other neRtoes who attacked the
whites were beaten badly.
The mob finally resumed Its march
to the county Jail, determined to lynch
Wilson. When the mob reached the
jail It was fired upon by the sheriff.
Nine persons were wounded and the
crowd scattered. Tho wounded: Ad
am Miirry. shot through head, will
die; H. Hlnes, shot In tho neck and
shoulder, will die; Otto Helnke, shot
I'l arm, will recover; Patrolman
Charles Lopp, clubbed on flic head
vhtlp defending May field; Patrolman
William I.overenzo, badly Injured in
ternally by mob's bnttering r un While
defending Mnylleld; F'cd Lorenz,
shot three times In the leg In attack
en jail; Mlnco Mobaker. shot in at
tack on jail; Mr. Laid, shot In attack
on jail; John Bell, shot in chest In at
tack on Jail.
Mayflold met his fate while the mob
was on the way to lynch Wilson.
The angry Uiunm was passing dow:.
East Main streei when the negro be
came Involved In mi nltorcitloii with
some of Its members. They started
after hint and ".e drew a ruvo'vor,
firing Into the crowd.
Officers Try to Save Negro.
Henry Geltennan, u young butcher,
fell moi tally wounded mid oxpiicd
within a few minutes. Tho uogro lied
but was caught by oilicers within a
block of the scone, and hurried to the
pollco station with tho mob in hot
pursuit, temporarily diverted from
their march to tho county jail. The
officers, with their prisoner took re
logo in the elty building, barricading
tr-enuelvos behind the doors ot one
of tho offices. They could not check
the mob, however, for It secured n
long pole and battered down n sec
tion of the wall and the door, both
of which were frail.
On account or tho overwhelming
numbers or tho mob. it was tisuloss
for tho officers to restut. The negro
was seized and rushed to Mio Bpot
whero ho hud shot down .Gettoinian.
L was the work of an Instant to throw
a rope nround his neck and swing
him up to a toluphono polo. After his
life had been slowly strangled out,
he was left hanging while the mob
proceeded to the county Jail.
After going a short distance, how
over, tho mob changed Its inliid. f iced
about, and returning to the scene of
the lynching, cut Mayfleli ' oody
down. They rushed It to tie prmcl
i,al square, built a bonfire, Bid. hack
ing the body to pieces with knives,
.itched It In the midi-t of the tlames
For a while thoy watched it ..um, and
Mistake at a Baggage Room Window
Nets a "Weary Willie" Several
Spokane, July 27. Two i-ersons, a
dirty hobc and a Jewelry drummer,
presented checks for baggage simul
taneously, nt the window of the Great
Northern baggage rooms here. Sim
day morning. The ncent was very
busy aril did not notice who was
there While the grips wore being
brought to the window, the drummer
turned to n desk and was willing,
when a heavy grip was presented to
tho hobo, who had picked up tho
drummer's cheek and laid down his
In a finsh the hobo was out in the
street and out of sight, and the drum
mer was presented with a small. dlrt
greasy roll of clothing, as his pack
age lie indignantly refused to ac
cept the Imndlo and demanded bis
own property, when n comparison of
the chocks was nuulo and It was
found that the check he held In bis
hand called for that piece of baggage.
The hobo bad changed checks and
bad earned several meals by the
trick, ns tho grip he curried off con
tained $3,500 worth of jewelry sam
ples and some private property of
Animals Generally Are Not in
Good Condition and Feed is
MANY THOUSAND WILL BE
DRIVEN TO CALIFORNIA.
I FORTY PRINTERS STRIKE AT SPOKANE
Spokane. July 27.--Furty printer,
employed by the Spokenn-Heview
iSa Chronicle, w"1 7 o cocV,
hut night on account of the refusal
of the company to pay a new wage
cale. No papers today. The matter
has been in dispute since last De
cember and was arbitrated locally in
favor of the Review, hut the Interna
tional Typographical Union tailed to
agree tothe terms of the arbitration.
... lar-s- Pr-sldent Lynch,
of the International, with violating
the terms of the agreement to arbitrate
The arbitration board was presided
over by Ilev. W. M. Jowm, paator of
the Unitarian church at Spokane. The
board's derision In respect to tbe
matters under dispute, was In favor
1 ot the Spokesman-Jieview. tub kiu
ment alleged by tho Ilevlew and
i Chronicle to have been violated pro
vided for arbltiatlon or all uispuiuu
'matters from October 1902 until 1D07.
, The vote to striko was unauiinoua.
even the foremen voting for it.
The papers threaten a damage suit
against tho International.
SCOTTISH RAILROAD iECK
CAUSED BY LOSING
CONTROL OF ENGINE.
Human Bodies and Wreckage Were
Mixed In the Most Approved Amer
ican Style Thirteen Were Killed
and Twenty Injured,
Glasgow, Scotland, July 27. An
excursion train from Dumfries, was
wiecked at Stcuos station in this city
this morning. It wns slowing down
on u terminal track, when something
oceuired in tbe management of the
engine to cause a sudden, violent and
excessive hurst of speed which caus
ed the engine to rear and lurch vio
lently. Several cars near the engine
were partially derailed, but tho Inci
dent did not In the least slacken the
speed. As the train shot past the
main entrances or the depot the fire
man and engineer could be seen en
gaged In a Irantlc struggle with the
equipment or the engine Inside the
In an instant the engine struck the
granite buffers nt tho end of the ter
minal track and the engine, which
hoinersaiilted, disappeared iu an cnor
limns pllo of wreckage.
But lor the fact that unlimited
quantities of water woro Immediately
available, tire would huvo added a
holocaust to tho gonerul horror. A
large number of men were at onro
engaged upon clearing away the
Thirl ecu were found dead and 20
badly Injured The engineer and
fireman wele mangled beyond recog
nition nnd the engine was completely
denuded of all fixtures and equip
ment, and thus the cause of the ills
aster can lievci he even surmised.
When the sudden burst of speed
occurred the coupling at tho roar of
tho second coach hrohe, leaving sev
eral cars bohlnd, which worn not
broken up. This Incident greatly les
sened the fatalities. Th" destruction
to property asldo irom the wrecked
engine and cars, wus not gient.
The dead now niimliur I I. Soverul
who were injured had limbs ampu
tated and cHnnot survlvo The list
of dead probably will exceed 20.
Railroad President Dead.
Philadelphia. July 27 Frederick
Kimball, president of the Norfolk
Western railway, dlod this morning.
CHAMP CLARK AND PARTY.
Passengers on This Morning's East
Hon. Cnarop Clark, the widely
known Missouri congrcHHiuan, Mrs.
Clark, son and daughter, were pas
sengers on this morning's uant-hound
The party w stop over at Poca
tc!lo, where Mr. Clark will delWar one
t hi Jectuies tonight and then pro-re-d
to Rowllnir Grnn. Mo., where
their home Is. They expressed them
selves as delighted with Oregon and
tbe people of the Oregon country,
who have bn So kind ai.d hospitable
to them during their stay In Oregon
Mr flurk delivered two lectures he
line the Cbttiitauqiiu Society at Glad
stone Paik tiefore very large audi
There Are Now 400,000 Head in Ore
gonSixteen Carload! Will Be
Shipped Tomorrow to Seattle Dif
ficult to Find Good Beeves Lower
.1. (V I.ouergan has bobhed up
again with another big shipment of
rattle for the l'rc-lliulm Meal Com
pany, of Seattle. He will ship emt
ir. curs over the W. &. O. It. tomorrow
and Wednesday, nnd the consignment
will total over 100 head One hund
red nnd elghty-llve bead of cat
tle come from J. 11. Combos, of John
Day City, no bead from James John
son, of the .Middle Fork. IG head from
Fred Martin, 10 head from Footer, of
Cnuius, and the rest from the Utile
Land & Cnttlo Company, ot the Cam
as prairie country, and tho Llsner &
Tho cattle ot the country are hi
poor rondlltou us a general rule, nnd
It will lie worse later In the year It
is claimed by some ot the men who
are conversant with the situation
that the cattlemen of the country ai
a rule have not raised hay enough to
feed tho calves they have branded
this year. If that Is so, some of the
old cows will lie up against It whim
the snow IIIch.
There are about 100,000 head of
cattle Iu the entire stiito or Oregon,
and one-fourth of those are tho pmp
eity of the Pacific Land & Llvestork
Company, of San FranclHco. This
company has large holdings In Mal
heur and Harney counties, and they
realize the condition of things and
are driving and preparing to drive all
of the beet stock In their herds to
the California alfalfa fields. Kvery
thlng on foot that will make buef is
the fall and winter Is being taken on
the pilgrimage, so that the remaining
part ol the holdings will have s
chance when the cold winter enmefc.
If I hce people, who have all of the
California lauds under their cure be
hind them to draw hay from seo thai
they have no chance to winter their
stock here, II Is argued that the con
dltloiiH will be serious for the smaller
men who have to dopend on the local
yield for their feed. The trouble, or
nt least one of the trouhhis, Is that
Iheie ill e Inn many entile III tho
country for Hie range. Out of the
KMl.Odii cattle In tne state XOO.OOO of
them are owned In the Uaslcrn Or
egon district, and since the crops sro
short and the straw Is wasted hy the
coinblliixtw. It Is a question nn to
wlieie Hie f I Is coming from for
The rattle Hint will go lo Seattle
In this shipment were the pick of a
great many herds throughout the
country, and It is becoming hard to
pick good beer cattle tioiu the
range even at this season of the
year, when they shinild bo In the lottt
ot condition. Mr I.ouergan pud
SS.ttO for the steers ami $3 for tho
i cows that lie hough! und It Is but
a question or a sbori time until the
price will be lower, for us the boat
of the stork of the country Is picked
by the buyers the h-. eml eluM will
have lo tie brought to the front and
the quotation will fall. While there
In a good demand for i utile It will
oop be a bard thing for the doslan
to find large shipment k for the mar
ket, of prime beef.
About the 10th of the lomltiK mont
Mr LonerBan will make another Mg
shipment from this ll Tor the ssaia
place where the beef In sold to Ui
Hy trade and to the logging camps
ami lumber seulemeuirf In the vicin
ity. NCORO BRUTE.
farmers Around Kahoka, Missouri,
Will Uynth Him If Caught.
Karmington, la, July 27. -A negrs
named Cluk :im. milled u pretty H
,.,irJd iii .'.i'iiii. iy night at Kalo
In Mo. Ifll! tin-- i!iigernue wmmat
with a ruoi The fuimers now have
ii.ia ,uiei nel. 'I in thi' wood near
Mi dill und an- detei mined to lynch
i hero for