DAILY EVF.NINBED1TI0N ct Oregonlan and 1 frf on all the news j Eastern Oregon Weather ...... it"j WVV...... I i snow. i I PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OHEGON, THUHSDAY, JANUARY 21, 1904. NO. 4 1151. n r L III. .1 III j Considered and ion on Affairs of nterest. F LAW WAS ED AND APPROVED. Wll Be Hereafter Now on the List At-ti.M-.f4 an indnrsement rwu - Paper Failed Park . ... j 9nri nrderea Hen.rtnr ADQOlnt. met last night and MnrnttnTl nf till Or- the licenses. Tbo now . If la cnargt's, muub" - and covers as much I At . t. 1 as couiu uo iuuuui ui nil arxrta nf il. is urauidiibc. the old ordinance. rnnrcp wnaievtT iui s and other imngs 01 nn luis iiuo uwii v.ur new law uy charging ..I. -J ..n,.I,1ln flint vh h hi irnnt; iui icoo Knife racks, doll oi flu a weea, wiui provision. charged at the rate of vending vegetables, I inn nnimiL mt'uiiTiuti in been a source of wug. tuuur uiu uiu i rauui nnr nn ro iir.pi. mo cut in nan, ana be compelled to put aav Hint tnev bip in collection will hn fnrr. ii these changes, and number of small bus- mooKea, mere were - y t of the evening camo snnedy the father of Tribune, presented a .'Mart ..A...- . .1 request that It ho wu.ue .Mayor nml "l ilif CUV UI itIl . . tut vi e Of thifl (lnniim n nr iaif.ii ti.n i t,i nun ill fiin - ucvu .11X3 uuvvruau iur , ' work, and give the - uio ujiiiiiuii inis r way Hn u-nnlrl 1 i. ' II til fit' A n-nrn r tter would ho plac- rv nr . "ujattjiiL no nRk'pn Pfmlego In the mean. "9 objections exennt u ui inn mnm nc - yu it is ft DUSl. With lie nnH UK. "3 In tho work from --. io me name or pPal8 to us. Wo offlclai organi not jor 7 ""t for tho hnnnr" at tho mornln'i? uu mora man " "0Uld It hn lw -mi. ui iii0 riv n " ould All space. '.' deslrnri dv v,a. the Xi 0Ccl De undr "e Wine nf (V, u r . uu"or nnn re much iiod...! JbfckF? 1,10 chargod, or '"J'malliand. J specifications as to the quality of the service rendered. Report on Park Theater. W. R. Wltheo, tho fire chief, report ed that tho condition of tho Park theater of the city was unsafe, nnd In case of Are might cause the death of many persons, and recommending tho closing of the place until such time as a7 change could be made in tho exits. Tho matter was referred to a committee consisting of rtenn Swcarengen and Wells, who were given power to Inspect the building In company with W. It. Wlthce, and adopt such measures as they saw fit. Tho Inspection was made this morning and the committee decided that the place should ho closed until tho lessees should construct a six foot Btalrway at tho rear of the building, remodel the front stairway, (making it six feet wide) and place three 24-lnch fire escapes In the front windows of the building, allowing es cape to the front sidewalk. According to this report, tho place will have to be closed at once, nnd there can be no show in tho build ing until tho changes have been made. A petition was presented by resi dents of Pino street between Webb and Railroad, asking that a city grade bo established at the point, and that permission be granted for the construction of a sidewalk on the west side of Pino street. The peti tion was granted and the surveyor ordered to fix the grade. Wlthee as Sewer Inspector. W. It. Wlthee was appointed by the street committee and confirmed as tho choice of jhe council, to Inspect the sower system in its entirety onco a week, to personally inspect each now connection and make a monthly report to the council on the same. His sajary was fixed at $40 a month. INVESTIGATING CLALLAM WRECK WHITEWASHING OWNERS AND CAPTAIN OF VESSEL. Employes on the Steamer Give Tes timony Tending to Convict Inspec tor Turner of Either Incompetence or Dishonesty In Reporting Ship Seawortny. Seattle, Jan, 21. The general be lief among disinterested parties fol lowing the Clallam disaster inquiry, Is that it will result in a whltemash of tho owners and captain of the ill- fated vessel, EXTRflOHDHSBrMffBEBY ON TI SOUTHERN PACIFIC -,! Number of the Robbers is UnknoWjrtj and, They Make Their Escape With an Unknown Amount of Cash. Throw a Safe Overboard, Blow it and Get Away While the Train Pro ceeds Robbery Not Discovered For Sbm'e Time, and There Is No Clue One Safe Could Not Be Opened, ;and the Robbers Overlooked Many Valuables Loss Estimated at From Ten Thousand to Eighty Thousand Dollars. '1i 4 Four witnesses were examined this morning. J, R. Watson, steward, and Frank E. Freer, purser, told of tak ing people off on the lifeboat and enre taken In providing each with a life-preserver. Freer lauded Capl'tin Roberts and said he was always cool and ho (Freer) believed the captain showed good judgment. Patrick .Haddock, fireman, and Wil liam Cox, first assistant engineer, told of the deadlights being brok.-n out prior to the day of the dlsastor, and said tho captain had been noti fied. It being Inspector Turner's duty to see that engines on the Sound stea.n-1 ers are all right, he is taking avoiyi opportunity to discredit the state-1 ments of the chief engineer to the j effect that the pumps wouici noi work. GOOD WESTERN TRADE. . 21 a tod,-, " noui- i??l"m Soma- ritU1 fJ0' Ken- Allghen P8 Warmon Unexpectedly Favorable Commcr- clal Outlook. Chicago. 111., Jan. 21. The gen eral wholesale trade In the central west Is solid and of the promising .1... It, sort. in many lines mr m-um? thus far in 1904 has exceeded tho expectations. This Is esiiecially true of the grocery and dry goods tho ceneral grocery trade the present business is very) noticeably above tne nurmui u 'In staples the activity U pronounced. In tho iron and steel branches the year's- beginning Is very propitious, and scarcely any part of the Indus try reports other than most en couraging prospects for at least MX months to come. Producers of ag ricultural Implements, w re and nails also report the situation and outlook as, highly satisfactory. The general lumber business Is 'likewise reported much improved, and tho dealers are expecting much better things in the near Wre. Receipts In Chicago at present arc barely .enough to meet tho immed iate requirements ofuietrade. BUCKEYE HEALTH OFFICERS. Physicians and Boards of Health at Columbus. Columbus, 0., Jan. 21-. ' ..ePrb'e clans anu others who look after the physical well-being of resh lonts of ho Buckeye state are eatherea hero today for tho annual meeting ana coherence of Ohio state ami W boards of health. Sanitation water some of tho subjects that U1 re ceive attention. rontinuo The conforonco will cn""" Z.S tho program provides fortho of Ohio and neighboring stalos' San Francisco, Jan. 21. The Southern Pacific Sunset limited, west-hound, was boarded by maskeJ' men i:cai Tunnel No. 7, a tew miles from Paso Roble,s early this morning and the safe was thrown off. The discovery was not made until in hour later. The amount in the safe Is unknown, but is believed to bo at least $10,000. Posses have been sent to the scene. Boarded Moving Train. While the train was moving slowly up gri do Into o tuuu"! the roblir.':! boarded It and battered down the large doors to the first express car. In which there are no messengers. The door was locked at San Louis Obispo, after several thousand dol lars in money and valuables had been placed In the safe. The train pro ceeded northward with the express messengers in the adjoining car to the rear. They noticed no suspicious characters around the station, neith er did the conductor or other train men. It is almost the positive truth that the robbers boarded the train as it was proceeding slowly up the grade. When the tunnel was entered they immediately began their work of breaking In the door, using long Iron rods and hatchets. The noise was not heard by any trainmen. They must have worked at the door for 15 minutes at least. The safe was thrown out near a little station called Thlles, In the San Lucia mountains. The sheriff's dep uties found the safe blown open early this morning, and made an' immedi ate attempt to trace the robber.?. It is believed they live in the vicinity. No arrests were made up to noon. Delay In Discovery, A peculiar thing about the robbery is the fact that It was not dlsiover id until the 'train left Paso Ro'jles on the way north. One of the ox press messengers noticed the door had been broken open after the train pulled out for Paso Robles station, and when It reached Sau Miguel gave tho alarm. The engineer and conductor, as well as the whole crew, l:new noth ing of the robbery and not one could offer the slightest clew, and the ex press car alone told the story. Tho Wclls-Fargo officials will not give out the exact amount the rob bers secured, but It is known to be large, lany valuable express pack ages were in the safe, as well as con- , slderable coin. The (first information of the hold up was received by Superintendent Aglar, of the Southern Pacific. It came fn a message sent by Conduc tor E. H. Meyers from King City, it merely stated the safe had been thrown off the train by unknown par ties. Upon receipt of the messago Aglar ordered an engine out of San Luis Obispo, which was boarded by Sheriff Ives, of San Luis Obispo, Found Safe But No Robbers. A number of deputies and railroad employes were sent at full speed to the scene of the robbery and after a brief search found the safe, but no trace of the robbers. That the men who committed the cuiue are familiar with the custom of the express messenger and helper leaving their car and going into the baggage car during tho early morn ing hours there can be no doubt, and suspicion naturally points to fre- ' quenters of one of tho depots along the line or to ex-employes at least as leaders. j The mystery snrrounding the rob tery is made deeper by the failure of the bandits to blow the -big Mfe. wh'h is believed to have contaMed between $20,000 and $30,000. 1 Tho superintendent of tho Wells Fargo Express Company declares tho safe could not contain a great amount of valuables, and that It was used principally by the messenger as a depository for way-papers and I small packages. He refused to esti mate the amount of the plunder, Overlooked Valuables. j Tlie robbers were evidently press ed for time after getting off tho train and locating the safe, as they failed to make a complete Job of tho looting. A treasure box was picked up con taining diamonds worth probably $500. which had been overlooked. Pieces of torn express envelopes were found strewn Indiscriminately about the spot, showing Arthur ev idence of extreme hasto In getting away with the booty. Estimates of Loss. An unofliclnl estimato places the amount of plunder at $&0,000, but ex press and railroad officials unite In asserting the loss Is comparatively Insignificant. A conservailvo esti mato places the loss at about $10,000, but as tho express officials aro the only persons who know tho full ox tent of the robbery, its magnitude may never become public. WILL TAKE LAND UNDER THE CAREY ACT The Umatilla & Meadows Develop ment Company, which was organlzad some weeks ago with J. T. Hlnkle, O D. Teel, and H. O. Hurlburt as member of the company has recelv ..a nntt thnt thA governor has an- pointed O. D. Teel, of Echo, selecting agent, and H. G. Hurlburt engineer for the location of a tract of land to be selected by the company under the Carey act, near the mouth of But ter creek. The company will contract with tho state for a large tract of the desert land lying on the south side of the Umatilla river, west of tho mouth of Butter creek, this land to be reclaimed by the company, with water purchased from the Hlnkle Ditch Company, which has several miles of the old Hunt ditch now re built and which will extend a new ditch a distance of about 12 miles from the beginning of the Hunt ditch westward, toward Butter creek. The appointment of Mr. Teel as se lecting agent and Mr. Hurlburt as en glncer to locate tho tract of land de sired by tho company, means that extensive surveys and estimates will be made by the6e gentlemen on tho proposed land, and tbelr estimates of tho water supply and tho averago cost of reclaiming the land will be filed wfth the state land board, and If tho proposition is feasible apd tho board considers tho water supply ad equate to reclaim the tract, a con tract will then be entered into be tween tho company and tho state, whereby the state will permit the company to begin the work of recla mation, the land to remain a perma nent possession of tho company, un til the cost of placing water on tho tract shal, have been paid to the company by tho purchasers of tho land. Application for at least 1,000 acres will be made and as thcro Is an abundance of water for winter Irri gation the company hopes to reclaim the tract with ease at a moderate cost. A ditch will bo extended from tho old Hunt ditch across Butter creek, to cover the tract located. Tho land lies In a favorable condition for Ir rigation and one winter flooding will reclaim It, PROTECTIVE TARIFF LEAGUE. WALTER MOORE GETS ROBERTS' PLACE Portland. Jan. 21. (Special to the East Oregonlan) The Jour nal's special Washington Correspondent says: Tho Oregon dele cation today recommended tho appointment of Walter Moore, of Baker City, as deputy United States marshal to succeed Albert A. Roberts, who has boen appointed receiver of tho La Orande land office. Will Endeavor to Counteract Reci procity Sentiment, Now York. Jan. 21. The Amor! can protective tnrlrr league held its annual meeting here today, chosto new officers and committeemen and dlscusRed plans for the future work of the organization. Tho most Important labors of 'ho league will bo directed toward cre ating public sentiment ngnlnst reci procity. Tho ratification of tho Cu ban reciprocity treaty Is a sore dis appointment to tho organization, but, as set forth in tho speeches be fore today's meeting, tho lenguo will bend effort to" prevent tho success 'if this measure from becoming an en tering wedge which would make it easier to bring about reciprocity with other nations. MICHIGAN EDITORS. Will Wind up Their Meeting With Excursion to Washington. Detroit, Mich., Jan. 21. Repre sentative newspaper men of Michi gan, members of the Michigan' press association, rounded up In Detroit today for their annual meeting. Reversing tho usual order of things tho program of tho meeting gives first plnco to tho elaboratu 'm tertalnmcnt features, leaving tho business sessions to ba sandwiched In bctv.een cnrrlago rides, recep tions, theater parties and the annual convention banquet. Saturday night when tho work of tho conven tion Is finished, tho editors their wives and families, will depart on a special train for a thrco days visit to Washington. SANITARIUM FOR CONSUMPTIVES PLAN OF DR. HUTCHINSON FOR STATE INSTITUTION. Could be Made Self-sustaining, and Would be a Measure of Great Hu manitarian and Economic Benefits Endorsed by Other Medical Men, , Portland. Jan. 21. A freo sani tarium for consumptives, to bo oper ated directly by either tho city or the county authorities, Is tho plan sug gested by Dr. Woods Hutchinson, of tho stato board of health. In an In terview today ho expressed the ho ller that such an institution would prove of Incalculable benefit to tho people at large. Dr. Hutchinson has not figured out any of the details connected with tho proposition, but from careful Inves tigation lie believes tho plan Ih ono that should he adopted as soon as possible, "I havo no dntn concerning tho actual cost of Installing or main taining such an Institution," ho ex plained, "but fiom my experience in medical and hospital work I should say that It could bo nindu a self sustaining scheme. And oven If otherwise, why could not somo of the rich people who uro Inclined to ward the caiihp of charity aid In tho operation of such a hmuttno and life saving work?" Dr. Hutchinson will probably issue a bulletin containing facts and sta tistics regarding tubercular hospit als as Mien as ho secuics tho neces sary data. Another medical expressed tho ho lier today that Oregon's climate was an ideal one for consumptives, whom they aro properly floated and lo en'ed. "Of course, tho general Idea is that a damn climate acts toward making tho disease moro virulent," he explained, "but I think If tho statistics are looked Into carefully that statement will bo found to bo misleading. I most heartily en- dorso Dr. Hutchinson's plan and sin cerely hope that il will soon bo adopted by tho authorities." SOUTH DAKOTA EDITORS, Press Association Is In Session at Sioux Falls. Rlrmr Pnllu ft TV .Tan. 21. The annual meeting of tho South Dakota press association which began horo today Is the largest In point of at- tcnaanco ever ueiu uy mo ubbuciu tlon. a wfrin rani nf Hiialects of In terest both to tho editorial and business management or newspapers udD rifeeiifiKl ilnrinir tho dav and among the speakers wore several eastern advertising experts. Thero will bo more papers an ciaiscussions tomorrow and the gathering will ,rmn in An ond In the evening with a banquet, for which preparations on an extensive scale are being made. ARMSTRONG MUST HANG. INDIA HOTEL BLOWN IN PIECES Structure Riddled and Then Burned by Natural Gas Get ting Beyond Control; LEAKY MAINS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN THE CAUSE. An Unknown Number of Persons Were Killed and Many Badly Hurt Some of the Injured. Will Die People at a Distance of Three Miles Were Aroused The Dead Were All Cremated Badly Injured Young Girl Shows Great Heroism. Supreme Court Decides Pleasant Armstrong's Fate. Salem, Jan. 21. Tho supremo court denies the writ of error In the Pleas ant Armstrong case, and Armstrong will probably bo hanged at Bakor City tomorrow. N. Ryerson, a plonoor miner of Dalta, Idaho, committed suicide Tues day, by shooting himself through the head witn a guoigun .Marlon, Intl., Jan. 21. Uy a natural gas explosion ut tho Hotel Sits this morning threo were killed nnd six fa tally hurt nml eight dangerously so. Flro followed. , Later. Tho known dead ones nro Charles Ucltcl, tho hotel proprietor; Mrs. Ileltel, James Devlin; fatally hurt, Edward Onskoll, L. Nobis, Thomas Twig. The hotel was located at tho north entrance of tho soldiers' homo, Tho oxploslon, which Ih believed to bo due to weak maliiB, was terrific. People In Marlon, tlireo miles wero aroused. The building was a two-story frame. Tho Humes Bprcud rapidly. Tho bodies of thu known dead woro cremated. Tho hotel register was saved. Tlioro may havo been other victims. It so, their bodies woro cremated. An Instance of heroism was In Carol Oaskoll, an 11-yeur-old gtrl with both legs crushed, who tried to crawl to her father's nlclo to assist Ii I in. Hn was falnlly hurt. Diumige, iw.uoo. ,rjj" NO TRACE OF ELOPER8. Elgin Man Falls to Find His wife and Her Companion In Portland. i n nrniiiln. .Tail 21 Word 'O- celvcd from J. W. Dowers, who went to Poitlnuil yesterday, in senrcn :or his wife, who eloped from KlKin witii W.'Y Honglln, and Mrs. Cllf ford, says ho has failed In find any traco of tho parties In tho metropo lis. Tim two women deserted tholr husbands at Elgin, Monday night and eloped with HougH'i, who Is u woitliloHH fellow, and always broke. Mrs, Bowers took $RH belonging 'o her hUHlmnd, to foot thu bills whllo on the lark. WASHINGTON NEWS. Single Statehood Movement At. tempt to Suborn Witnesses, WnshlnKtnn. Jan. 21. Chaliinaii Jones, or tho single Btatohood com. imltco, today issueii u run lor ueio k'jtes from nil points in Okluhoma nnd Indian territory to go to Wash ington January ill) to lobby for "Ono stale or nothing." It Is expected a delegation of 100 will lospoud. Attempt 8ubornatlon. ICnal,!,..,!,!,. Inn Ml Tllrt MflMlMIl trlul wau enlivened tlds morning by tho nrcHontntlon to tho court or three affidavits charging Poatnl Inspectors Mayor and (Iregory with upproach. trig and questioning witnesses In tho waiting room bcroro they woro call ed on tho stand. Tho court ruled that tho Inspectors snould reply by affidavit. ARCHBISHOP IRELAND. Movement to Have Him Transferred Before Promotion, llmna Inn 91 lllulioo Delvun to- duy, answering a question, said the pope Is believed to favor haying Alil,liihfir, frnlnnd transferred to soma more Important archbishopric man a l. raui ncioro cunivrriug ma red hat upon him. FAVOR DIRECT VOTE. Federation of Miners Stands Pat for a Great Reform. Indlananolls. Jan. 11. A resolution favoring tho election of sonators by direct voto, was passed In tho mln. eis' convention this morning. To Resist America. Berlin, Jan, 21. Tho Con. JU trni Hiirmionn fnnimerclal 4 Leaguo, whoso purpose Is to conduct a propaganda against t y mo American cuuiiuuiuiai iu- -r vaslon, was formally establish ed tills afternoon. Many lufiu- entlal Germans 'attended, Aug- trla, France, Switzerland, BoJ. glum and Holland aro ropre- scnted, , 4.