East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, January 21, 1904, DAILY EVENING EDITION, Image 1

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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
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.
Employes on the Steamer Give Tes
timony Tending to Convict Inspec
tor Turner of Either Incompetence
or Dishonesty In Reporting Ship
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,
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.
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
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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.
Physicians and Boards of Health at
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
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
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.
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
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
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,
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.
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.
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
"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."
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
Structure Riddled and Then
Burned by Natural Gas Get
ting Beyond Control;
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. ,
Tho known dead ones nro Charles
Ucltcl, tho hotel proprietor; Mrs.
Ileltel, James Devlin; fatally hurt,
Edward Onskoll, L. Nobis, Thomas
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
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
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"
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
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.
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
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.
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, ,