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DAILY EVENING EDITION
Eastern Oregon Weather
Tonight nnil Saturday fair,
PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OliEGOX, F1UHAY, .JULY M "in 03.
.tMimn and Are
raet Number In the
. ML...!. Only Two
fte papal Electors
Tht. rnlloao of enr-
1 n.. Ita
. U.n tr.itlr.nii tnp
tar to voluntary con-
...nit tlir. mnnu
. . i.i I...
kj sarin, who pro-
...... Mftnt ..V.
. . -1.....I.... .nullltltlir
Idon and deep conso-
il nr. r-hnlr 111(111 Banc
its then traversed In
mil path and entered
I .1... I.i.lln
nt wei'J ....... ..
the hereditary mur-
!. If... I .. ..0 nil
n raniTtln nt'tnr whinll
Prince Chlnl then
viil .Hue muir mui.
morning, no.ng ut
lor reflection und
. tarUHl.il! UILUUUIUK
ffil hnlil no Hint 1 1 1 I'll
i rnn wnr n iih ir
Iirgest attendance of
papal election sinco
ot the church. The
previous election was
s elected 25 years
tote of tlio cardinals
mis case will Ixi 42.
HUNT l lflR
Indicate That It May
ij 31 Tliere Is no
4e chase. All posses
ttelr operations to
rtleh Is so Isolated
P7 engagement will
UDlll suviirnl l...iitu
Xtn Are Located.
H. Carroll Taylor
Wnj this morning
Wleved to ho con-
J Pnnniw.1 .lt...
'.mv wiuuiib tu
waled near Grnnlto
Jc Is comUictlnc a
11 the American
sro, today prints
represents an Amor
Widen pedestal and
ro on a pitchfork.
Ot T..,i . .
- '"'nuy HOWS in
' nbllmo spectacle.
" Amerleann hnvn
w,y nominal frco-
J"r I URED.
ted ,, , ?;nla limited
PALOUSE CROP TO BE SHORT.
Weather Conditions for the Past
Week Have Been Favorable.
Tncoma. July 31, a letter from
Stato Grain Commissioner Arrasmlth
roports a great change for tho bet
ter In tho grain situation In the Pa
louse country. The commissioner
snys tho hot wave which has boon
drying up the wheat and Inflicting
great damngo camo to an end on the
23, and that subsequent conditions
had been highly satisfactory, allow
ing tho withering crops to entirely
recover. Tho weather had cooled
with tho prevailing winds all coming
iroin the south,
Tho commissioner Is Informed by
fanners that the regular threshing
will commence In two weolis and that
a crop of 20 per cent off the returns
of last year is expected. The grain,
however. Is of excellent quality,
plump nnd of good general appear
nnco nnd weight,
FAMINE II TIE REBELLION IS
GAPE VERDES RIFE II 0081
People Dying at the Rate of
Thirty Per Day in One
THOUSANDS OF LABORERS
EMIGRATED TO AMERICA.
LADRONES MAKE TROUBLE.
Charged That Conditions Are Same
no During Spanish Occupation.
London, July 31. The British
coiiHUl at Culm reports the country
continues disturbed and tho Ameri
cans are unable to control the roam
ing hands of natives who terrorize
Fire at Elgin.
La Grande, July 31. Fire destroy
ed tho sawmill, 2,000 cords of wood,
250,000 feet of lumber and a dwelling
house belonging to Lawrence Fox,
Inst night. Loss about $14,000.
Drouth, Famine and Pestilence an
Old Story Islands Once Lost 30,
000 of Staivation In Two Years'
Time Old and Decrepit Are Dying
In the Streets.
PLAN PM-AIU RIMY
BY PROMINENT CHILEANS.
Commissioner Is Now In South Amer
ica for the Furtherance of the Great
Scheme Line Via Isthmus of Panama,
Now York. July 31. Interest Is be
ing shown throughout Chile, accord
ing to South American papers receiv
ed hero, In tho Pan-American railway
project and in the mission of Charles
M, Popper, who has been sent as com
mlBsIonor to South America iy Pres
ident Roosevelt to secure tho co-op-oration
of those governments fur tho
completion of tho line. Scnor Aug
usto Matte, who was a colleague of
Commissioner Popper at tho Pan
American congress in Mexico Is quot
ed In Kl Mercurio ns follows:
"The undertaking is a gigantic one,
hut porfectly practical, and great
honollts will 1)0 derived by Chile from
tho close touch which the interior of
tho country will have with the rich
territory of the north. It will mean
a boom to the development of our
country and will boncilt our political
nnd Industrial life in general."
Property and Life Lost in an Oklaho
AnudarUo. Olila.. July 31.-Tlie
i .r iiiil.mt was wiped
I1IUIII ii in'" v - - ..,.
out by nro last night. Loss S.0.0.
Mnnnger Hughes or i "
Kxehnnge diopped dead of heait dis
ease wlillo lighting the flames. H o
fire started in the Phoenix theater
and Is supposed to have been incen
diary. Brick business houses .
two blocks ore In ruins. T ie lire
was finally extinguished by using dj
nnmlte. ,. .
Four men anil one woman ye un
dor arrest charged with incendla rlmi .
Seventy-sovou business houses we
hurned! Bvory man in town I )
armed. Six persons suffered inj url ot.
from l.o reckless use of dynnmi te i
extinguishing fires. Andrew Ktoefl.
ing, a merchant, being fatally hmt.
More Sheep Killed.
range near hero. The holders u
hold up by one masked man wmw
tho shooting was go Ing : on. Man
more sheep In the flock "Q'" "'Jlire"
Cold Wave In Nebraska.
Lincoln . Nen, Uu"
SteK "dV t.u, lowest ever
recorded hero in July'
On Retired List.
Washington, July M--. l i
vlllo. concluded b Hrod
and tomorrow win be "
Negroes Pay Death Penalty.
New Ilcdford, July 31. A Lisbon,
Portugal paper received here dated
July 13, contains a story of starva
tion and suffering In the Cape Verde
Islands, which has only been hinted at
up to this time. The Lisbon story
is unnuestlonablv authentic, as tho
islands belong to Portugal, and tho
information has a direct and unbi
The islands, which lie off tho Afri
can coast and directly cast of San
Domingo, have suffered from the ef
fects of a heavy emigration of In
here, very many of whom have
gone to South America, and to the
southern part of the United States
This emigration has greatly depleted
the force available for tho handling
of the crops, rattle and other Indus
tries. In addition, the Islands are
suffering from one or the not infre
quent visitations of drouth, and the
crops this year are a total failure.
On the island of St. Hiago the
death rate has reached and now main
tains ."U dally from starvation. The
dead are piled colllnless in trncches.
The old and decrepit drop dead in
the streets, and in some cases tho
mothers nie the only ones left to bury
the little children they vainly tried
to find sutllclent food for. Little babes
have died of starvation at tho dry
breasts of their starving mothers.
The military governor is doing his
utmost to relieve nls distress, but
his resources are limited. He is fur
ther handicapped by the almost de
sertion of the islands by ships and
stcameis which have not made their
ports for several months, because
there was nothing this year to be
taken away, and no one who could
buv what they might bring.
broutli and famine are periodical
in the Capo Verde Islands, the nor
mnl population of which Is 70,000.
distributed over nn area of 1,280
miles. The greatest famine was In
1832-33. when 30,000 peoplo died. In
iT'in.'..)' tiio islands were almost de-
nonulated from famine and pesti
First Reports of an Armed
Insurrection Are Now Being
GOVERNOR OF SANTIAGO
NOW ADDS H!S TESTIMONY.
The Insurrectionists Demand the Pay
ment of the Old Army Which
Fought Spain Pupo, a Bandit
Leader, Was Killed by the Rumles
NEGRO IS DEAD.
Tough Who Started the Indiana Race
Jeffersonville. !r.d.. July 31.
Brown, the negro who caused the
race riots at llvansvllle, died this
morning at tho reformatory from
wounds received when ho fought with
Feeling of Relief.
IJvansvllle, July 31. Thare Is gen-
nr.il r.MIof brri ni tlw. nmva nf tin.
negro Brown's death, ns-trouble was
reared ir ho wn brought here for
trial. Brown's wife, who was men
tally unbalanced, was killed by n
train a lew days ago.
GETS FIVE AND A HALF YEARS.
Havana, July 31. In spite of the
assertion made yesterday by Scnor
Vero. secretary of tho Int'-rlor, that
the killing of three men and tho cap
line of n fourth man, their loader,
"ho had attempted to cause an upris
ing In the vicinity of Bayamo, prov
ince ot Santiago, effectually ended
tho only semblance, of nn uprising In
Cuba, the rumors of uprisings In
Eastern Cuba were fully confirmed
today in the government's reports re
ceived lrom the covernor and other
officials of Santiago Province. These
are to the effect that since the night
of Sunday last CO armed and mount
ed men have appeared outside vil
lages In the Cauto river district, pro
claiming a revolution and demanding
tho payment of tho former members
of the revolutionary army.
No acts of violence have been re
poited, but the inhabitants of tho
Cauto rcg rn are excited Tne lnid
er of the revolutionary party Is
named Pupo. Ha 's u mother of one
o' the bandits kill;-J by the rural
guard on Tuesday
General Rodriguez, commar.der-Jn-chief
of the rural guard, has ordered
the mobilization of all the rural
guards in Eastern Cuba, and the gov
ernor of Santiago province has been
instructed to enlist as many volun
teers as may be deemed necessary
to co-operato with tho mounted
Secretary of the Interior Yero says
there Is no doubt that tho authorities
will be ablo to cope successful)' with
tho situation, as all reports, he adds,
agree that popular sentiment Is with
tne government of President Palma,
and that those who havo risen In re
bellion mostly belong to tho wanton,
lazy class of Puerto Principe.
Up to this afternoon no further
information had been received here
regarding tho uprisinb in Eastern
Cuba. Tho rural guards havo begun
fo patrol both sides of tho Cauto
ilver In search for rebels. Tbo rail!
tnrv and civil ofllcials havo not yet
III! I III III lUMllllt! tU l.v-w.. - . . ,.. ...!
, .... m I., niimlmr rennrted the numbers, location mm
I lie isihiiub un- i" ... i,i ,
Convicted of Embezzling Funds of a
New York, July 31. Former Treas
urer of tho Stonecutters' Union
Murphy, was this morning sentenced
to live years and six months for mis
appropriating $10,000 of the union's
funds. Accountants bollevo Murphy
spent nearly $27,000 ltv riotous living.
Prisoners Dig Through Wall.
Walla Walla, July 31. An attempt
to escape from the state penitentiary
was mndo by II, W. Mitchell and
James Burkly, yesterday evening, by
digging brick from the wnll of the
jute plant. Their actions were sus
picious and the ofllcials discovered
tho plot In time to frustrate It.
When discovered, there only remain
ed one thickness to bo removed nnd
they had planned to make an escaiio
at the first favorable opportunity.
HIT SHOT Fiili TIE PULPITS
NEW MAYOR OF SPOKANE
UNDER MINISTERIAL FIRE.
Promoters of a Moral Municipal Pro
gram In That City Are Greatly
Dissatisfied With the New Mayor's
Rnolrnno Inlv 31. The ministers
rf flu nltv nro fnlflnf lln tho mntlpr
of tho veto by Mayor Boyd of tho
resolution or tlio city council nnoiisu
ing the saloon boxes, In earnest, and
aro linndlng out some hot shots
from the pulpits.
Last Sunday Hov. Dr. Lambert, of
tho First M. B. church, paid particu
lar attention to tho mayor. Ho took
for his text, "And from mat timo no
took opportunity to betray Him." nnd
ni.nll.wl tlm tovt In Mnvnr Itnvil. Ho
quoted from tho republican municipal
platform and lrom mo uuernnces 01
tho mayor with regard thereto, and
end) tlmt tlir. lnnizuniro of tho text
was nppllrablo to tho mayor. That
whether uoyd received monetary
considerations or favors In other
ways, his flagrant violation of a sa
cred trust places him In tlio altitude
of a modern Judas. The preacher al
so I'kencd tho mayor to Benedict Ar
nold, nnd depleted him ns "wearing
a crown of Infamy nedocueii wnn nn
len stars tho stnrs of lost manhood
are uninhabited rocky
doings of tho rebels with any degree
MOB OF KENTTJCKIANS HOLD DP A TRAIN
Maysvllle, Ky., July 31. A Cuesa
pcuko & Ohio train was held up near
Clifton Forge last night by a mob
which wanted to lynch three negroes
who had been arrested for killing a
prominent citizen at that place and
were being taken to Covington for
One man hold up nugliieer White,
while the others ea died the train,
falling to find the negro. They fl cd
at "ho "am as it pulled out, breaking
a large number of windows and ter
rorizing the passengers, who laid on
the floors to escape tho storm or bullets.
Two hundred mon were in the mob.
Tho conductor closed tho vestibules
of a portion of the train, making it
i..,oii.i r.n- tin. mob to nass
through. Klfty shots were fired
through tho Jim Crow car, where tho
...i,iw.ro wi.rp. Tho train was a
!i..t.io-l.fwlf.r Aflnr thn nrst few
UUIIUIVIIVMUv., ' '
volleys, tho engineer of tho second
engine pulled the throttle wide open,
thus frustrating mo mou.
Guardinn the Prisoners.
Covington, July 31. A strong
n.-.i iina imim ulaccd nround tho
jail where tho negroes nro now con
fined, as it is believed an attempt
will be made to lynch them lonigni
DESTRUCTIVE FIRE IN JERSEY CITY
Jersey City. July 31.-Firomen this
morning succeeded in gaining control
U e flro which started in the Dela
ware & Lackawanna freight yards at
last night. Fourteen firemen and
railway mfiployes were injured. Loss,
$5Theftflre originated In the Carey
tor "inner factory and swept over the
rarv's Tobacco Company's plant Into
'the freight sheds and cars.
Seven firemen were on tho roof of
.... ... ,... i. limit,, when it fell
In and all wero badly bruised and
burned. A switch crow of soven men
including tho engineer and fireman,
attempted to pull a train load of to
bacco out of the reach of tho flamoB,
,!. n wnll suddenly foil. William
i. intnrnnlK- Inturcd. prol
i.i.. f-.ir.iiv. and Engineer Graves
was badly burned.
IRE Oil THE RUN
United States Grand Jury In
dicts Machen on Four
Counts of Fraud.
SCORCHING MANY NOTABLES.
Contractor Who Could Not Furnish
Shoulder Straps for Letter Carriers
Pays Machen Three Thousand Do.
lars for His Services Postal Lock
Agent Collects False Claim.
STRAHON CHANGES HANDS.
Mrs. Green, of Echo. Is Now Proprie
tress at 618 Main street.
Mra T A firnpn. nf Echo. Is In
tiio rltv nml will remain hero as the
uroprletress of tho Stratum lodging
house, having bought tlio property
from the present proprietress, Mrs.
Cora E. Cooper.
Mrs. Green is tlio who ch uie iitun
n"or of the hotel at Echo, and will
tnl-o Immediate possession o (tho place
liere Sho will keep It on mo iiigtt
niane set by Mrs. Cooper, nnd will
endeavor to caler to tbe best (hiss
of lodgers as haH been done In the
east Whllo under tlio mnnagemeui
of Mrs. Cooper tlio hotiso hns been
noted for its cleanliness nnd good or
der, and tbo liome-llko nccommoda-
Ions usually so lacuing in a ioukihk
houso. It will ho tho aim or tlio now
owner to still maintain the place on
the tamo linos.
Tho deal has boon on tlio carpet
for somo time, Mrs. Green iiuviiig
.., I dm .'ltv n rntiiilo of W80I.H
avo when tho matter was practically
settled and nil that remained lo be
rloff was tho hand'ng over mo pine.
This was done this morning, wuen
Mrs. Coopor received $3.W) ior iter
i.. i.mit n mv1( Mra. Connor w 111
go to Long Heath for a timo and af
terward will visit with tier Bister.
Mrs T W. ' auner. or auvuiiun, n
a month. Sho will bo accompanied
on these trips by her Bister, Miss
Trlr.hern W'lson of Wnlla Wallu, who
row hor guost. After her visit In
r... r'nnnnr will irn 10 San
KronMsco vhore sho will spend the
winter. Willie In that city sho will
study tho piano. Mrs. cooper is not
as yet settled as to where sho will
mal-o hor future homo, though she
may return to this oily to res.de
July 31. The ginnd jury this af
ternoon reported the following Indict
ments ns a result of the recent Inves
tigation Into the postofllie scandals:
Leopold Stern, of Baltimore; William
Long, of Washington, and August
Machen. former superintendent of
The charges are conspiracy to do
fraud tho government In connection
with the contract for the shoulder
straps for letter carriers' satchels.
Machen. Thomas MaeGroRor, of Hal
timoie, and Morris Kunkle, of Now
York, nro charged with conspiracy in
regard to the contract for letter car
ries' satchels and railway mall sacks.
Machen, William G. Cruwronl, ot
Washington, George I.oranz, former
postmaster of Toledo and wife, am
also charged with conspiracy. Ma
chen, John Cusper, mayor ot l.ockha
veil, William Long, of Washington,
also for conspiracy. William l-ong,
of Washington, and John Cusper, of
l.ockhaven, for offering a bilbo. Wil
liam G. Crawford, the Washington of
ficial icprcscntutlve of the Postal
Lock Device Company, of New Jer
sey, for collecting a false claim
against the government.
Disgraceful Details ot Fraud.
The flrbt three Indictments lx.-ar
on each other. Ono of those con
tracts was held by Stem, who, It Is
charged, was unable to furnlHh tho
shoulder straps to go with tin. sat
chels, and they wero supplied by tho
department through Machen, ami In
return for which, It Is alleged that
Machen received checks fiom Slern,
through William 1mg. a Washing
ton Insurance man, for $3,00(1.
ltunkel l Indicted on a similar
I,., i.i.iiii. u-ilil to have nalil
Machen $2,000 anil Thomas Mac
Gregor, tho clerk, r.0n.
Crawford, It Is alleged, paid Ma
chen, through Ixnenz nnd wife, $7.
000 In all those cases It is assert
ed tho department was cburged lor
tlio Btraps by tho contractors, when
tho hills were presented, as though
they had h-en furnished by the de
partment. Clipper's Indictment chuigoH
Hint he paid Machen. through Long,
IS00 bonus In return for tho contract
of painting the limll boxes.
Citizens of Freewater Form a New
At a meeting "f ,,' '!'""' I"".'!
owners of Frcewnler and vlclnily held
not long ago, a new It rtB llcm j om
Diiny was formed, to be known as the
VrMns Irtlgatlon Ditch O'injMiiiir.
The . ompimy was incorporated c II o
's i. of the month nnd the certificate
has been returned. The new enmpa
" has a stock of $2.7f.O. dlvhted n o
275 shaies at $10 a Blu.r-. Hie o in
curs of tho company nro U
nrosll .-lit: 8. Vinson, secretary
N : A. Kennedy, vie- shlent and
'iT board haH h.,m '"r,xw,,111t"
l,.vy special lax of 25 cents a sh i o
,rythe ..corporation, survey un.1 I .
nliililiii: of the dill ... wiin ii
ITZ tlia. runs through the city
f Froewutor at the prefcont time
Tho purpose or
secure the equal ...... .."
water to all the pa rens of I U
In the propo.tion .m i - j- ,
of the land owners, """""",,"
t,. nccomii sh t no aiii " ,
Wrlsb. "aw of 18005. without sum.- of
Chinaman Killed In Gilliam County.
Thomas G llalloy returned ti ls
: i-'a-'f iK
i a iwkvbs
Ciilnaman at that place. 1I found
that tho crlmo had been eoniui tted
in GIMIara county, and iherrtoio turn
ed tho ease over to Uih authorities