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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, Fill DAY, JANUARY 22, 1904.
ush of Waters and
ENTY MILES OF ICE,
polls Cut Off by Flood
awbridge In the World
Om riwi.i -
. Flood In Forty Years
Jan Twenty miles
nc uimu wmm
, nt nnii iRlnnn
morning, feeveral barges
and rire ia-m.
Pa., Jan. 22. This city
Us Ustory. A general
..dr.fl o rtrtnn onrl
. n1tnrt mil
.Tan. 22. The first
.l .i CIA
when John Sobe ana
western part of Indian-
..I It.. .. nP nmcn
.rom Terre Haute and
int HIIHhll I II IB 1UUI li
are dynamiting the Ice
ftPt'K III KUWf L II triii.
latter heavily loaded,
ar mfHiriiiiiK iniK morn
and were swept down
the Superior street via
nipipir niiiPKnn i iih i uhl
r naranpnrl ma vio fl f fT
tbe east abutment.
was badly crushed and
nn r tnrn in npr ttmv
rnrtf . ,,n n rn t no r i 'invo,
Tin nnt en hail v no
morning me uuyanoga
In Fortv Vare
Jan. 22. Telegraphic
c in me gorge or. mo
intj ponce aepan-
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In 40 years Is ex-
om the entire state
5u rush of waters.
noon tho water pass
on is ralslnz ranldlv.
k estern railway Is
Jn. 22. Many streets
iwo hundred fam
rescued. The dam
and the electric
.vuot.o dig UUUCI
! laborers were swent
i drowned. John
- oiten crceK and
"B. 22. At nnnn 0
-v.yiooa in macs.
"10 feet above the
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Inter-State Association Is In Session
St. Augustine, Fla., Jan, 22. The
advance guard of delegates has ar
rived for the sixth annual conven
tion of the interstate national guard
association, which is to bo held in
this city during the first throe days
of next vroek. It Is expected this
meeting will bo tho largest and
most representative gathering of na
tional guard officers ever held.
There are many matters ln con
nection with the millUa legislation
now pending in congress and in
contemplation which will occupy the
attentloa of the guardsmen, and it Is
believed that some important
changes in the new national militia
law will be suggested. The associa
tion numbers among Its members
the leading spirits ,a national guard
circles throughout the country, and
and it has played a prominent part
In securing the numerous reforms
wnich nave been effected in the
militia system during the last two or
FOR IRS. BOWERS
FORMERLY OF PORTLAND.
WOMAN WAS FOUND GUILTY
Convicted of Poisoning Her Husband
August Last Jury Which Return
ed the Verdict Also Established the
Sentence Defendant's Sister Was
San Francisco, Jan 22. The Jury
ln the case of Martna E. Bowers, on
trial on the charge of murfiering her
husband, Martin Bowers, brought In
a rtrdlct last night of murder In the
first degree and fixed the penalty at
imprisonment for life.
The much tortured and pain wrack
ed Martiu L Bowers died on the 25th
of last August. The four ounces of
arsenic found in his stomach after
death was relied up by the prosecu
tion as their best piece of evidence,
but many thought It would be diffi
cult to convict Mrs. Bowers with this
fact, as Mrs. Zylphla Sutton, her sis
ter, who was identified as having
bought the poison, was subsequently
discharged from custody by Police
There is a feeling that Mrs. Bov,
ers' defenbe has been weak and in
consistent throughout. The defendant
took the words from tho jury in the
same manner with which she has "n-
dured the entire trial with much
it was one source of relief to the
two sisters that the punishment had
been fixed at life imprisonment, leav
ing lier, at any rate, as much time as
could be desired in wmrii to appiy
for a new trial, with no dreadful sen
tence oi the hangman's noose ahead
Thirty Persons Killed at Moundville and Vast Damage to
Property There and at Other Points.
Floods of Rainfall Add Terror, and Piles of Debris Blockade the Railroads
Wrecking Trains and Scores of Nurses Sent From the Larger
Towns Houses Destroyed in Suburbs of Memphis and Falling Walls
Cause Deaths and Property Losses at Vlcksburg.
Birmingham. Ala., Jan,
clones are reported from
places in Alabama this morning.
At North Birmingham five stores
and several residences were blown
down and a number hurt.
Moundsvllle Is also wrecked by a
storm and a dozen are reported in
jured. No deaths are so far reported.
Tornado and rain prevailed over the
entire northern portion of the state
between 2 and 4 this morning.
Loss of Life.
Last reports show a heavy loss of
life at Moundville, 70 miles north of
here ln last night's cyclone. '
Conductor Capeshart, of the Queen
Crescent railway, wired from Akron
that he could not pass Moundville,
owing to wreckage on the tracks. He
declares all the inhabitants of the
town were killed. It is believed,
however, this report Is exaggerated.
Capehart backed his train to Akron
and sent a message by a roundabout
A special wrecking train has left
here with doctors and nurses for the
Later. Another message from k
ron says the entire northern portion
of Moundville. which is practically
the entire residence section, was de
stroyed and the population killed.
Birmingham, Jan.' 22. A dispatch
from Tuscaloosa, 1C miles from
Moundville, at noon, says Moundville
was totally destroyed. A negro sec
tion laborer brought the news here one was injured.
on a handcar. He says the country
is laid bare for miles. Many bodies
arc lying around. Every Jo;u.r In
TiiBcaloosa has gone to the scene.
Another report received here by icl
ephone says 30 persons wero killed.
Tuscaloosa merchants are preparing
to send relief to the destitute.
Destruction at Memphis.
Memphis, Jan. 22. Wires south (f
here are down, owing to the cyclonic
conditions. In Meanam, a suburb of
Memphis, five houses wero destroyed.
The Inhabitants escaped.
Falling Walls at Vlcksburg.
Vlcksburg, Jan. 21. Several housns
have been demolisheu here. Charles
Lavlnskl, a hackman, and two horses
were struck by a failing wan and kill
ed. Killed From Thirty to Fifty.
Tuscaloosa, Jan. 22. Five bodies
of Moundsvllle victims have been
brought here: A. Warren, a travel
ing salesman; Cobert Powers; a
small boy, name unknown; . night tel
egraph operator, name unknown, and
a railway employe, natrio unknown.
Tho list of dead and fatally Injur
ed ranges from 30 to 50.
Heavy damage was done in the
path through Hale county. Many
were doubtless killed elsewhere, but
the wires are not yet working south
Destruction Near Birmingham.
Thirty-six houses north of Birming
ham were demolished and Posy
mothers' store was destroyed. No
BEET SUGAR MASS MEETING.
January 22, 1901, Queen Victoria
London, Jan. 22. The third an
niversary of the death of Queen
Victoria was observed today at
Windsor. London, and elsewhere by
the depositing of wreaths on statues
erected to her memory and by me
At noon a memorial service was
held at Krogmore Mausoleum, Wind
sor. Dean Eliot conducted the
service in the presence of the King
nd Oueen. tho Prince and Princess
of Wales. Prince and Princess Chris
tian and other members ot me royai
family. Tne sarcophagus of Queen
Victoria and the Prince Consort
were decoratvd with plants and white
Chicago, Jan. 22. Wheat opened
91Tfe. closed iOV-t.
FOR LOCAL OPTION.
Attempt to Have a New Liquor Law
Go to Referendum voie.
t .,ittnn ere filed in tno if-
ft-IntV clerk this mom-
Ing by Rev. O W hlgby, which are
opt wish, have pass-
ed, and wnicu --election in
fore the PP'e Vn- rontral.
June. The bin pru'"'
ine tho liquor traflc in each district
Cleaving ?he question to the voters
nf the district. If they wuu w
S!???.cbd. tW wish
to do awa with -em. they vow
them a nuisance and arhe them u
ClThero have been 78 names secured
to tbe petitions that are uu -hands
oPf (he county clerk- He will
verify the names by looKing
Voeffldal roll of bf names are
will be deaa.
Expert Culturists and Manufacturers
Coming to Echo.
Tomorrow morning the citizens of
Echo and the residents of that vi
cinity will meet in mass meeting to
night was to insti.ute a new lodge.
The officers elected last night were:
Chief ranger. Thomas McMahon;
sub-chief ranger, Hans Anderson; fl-
I nancial secretary, S. H. Forshaw; 'e-
cording secretary, C. Bloom; trustees,
Dr McFaul. A. C. Koeppcn and H. O.
Blmault; senior woodward, Adam
nu.i, ... , . - , ,,i Blmault; senior woodward, Adam
consider the Proposition of beet cul- Lponard' Junlor W00(lwar,i Raph
ture as nresented by F. R. Dramwell . '
and George Stoddard, the managers ! """
of the La Grande beet sugar lactory.
In the past few days there have
been a number of proinirumt and pro-i
gressUe farmers from Echo and vi
cinity In Pendleton, and all of them
have stated that tuey will give tho
NEW HOSPITAL BUILDING.
Walla Walla Will Have Large New
Structure Costing $70,000.
Walla Walla. Jan. 22. At the coun-
plan of the factory people all the cou- Cn meeting last night Dr. J, F. Cropp,
Ideration possible, anu ln all proba- jn addressing that body relative to
billty will enter into a coniraci or the prices charged lor electric anu
agreement with the I-a Grande intl- gas lights, stated that it was tho .n
tutloti to put in a trial crop of the tentlon of tho management of the
ljeet8, i Walla Walla hospital to make exten-
J Cavlnass. of La Grande, will per- sjve Improvements In Its institution
ha no lm with the men from the fac- in the near future.
tory and will tell the people of Echo jt has been given out by one of .he
hi exnerlence in the beet culture officials of tho Institution that tho
i,.,Binpss Mr. Cavlnass Is the larg- coruoratlon has about completed .ir-
est raiser of beets In the state, and langements for tho construction of a
Is fast becoming one oi me ni-iieu new nospuai uuiiuiug.
men In this part of the state as the The present establishment Is fast
rnsnit rr culture of his beet land. He becoming wholly inadequate to bc-
now has 250 acres ln beets near La . commodate Its patrons and will In a
Grande, and which ue farms himself, ! very short time bo entirely too small
and besides this amount he has a to properly care for tho sick people
i,o nr-reaec for which ne receives of Eastern Washington wno necu
a net rental of $15 an acre. He has medical attendance.
t.ion the tirizes for both the largest , The building that fs to bo crcctsd
sugar percentage and the largest j win be constructed of brick, will be
vleld to the acre, ln tbe sugar belt three stories, and will bo absolutely
he Is considered to be the most sue- fire-proof, and will cost $70,0O,
cessful and practical of the beet
farmers, and has raised tho value f 1 Against the Women,
his land from a nominal sum to wne.e , w)1 ;j,e oregonlan or tbe States
it is now paying 10 per cent interest j man te, tU() wraen flatly, and with
on a valuation of 1150 an acre. ou, an ,j0ft or equivocation,
Mr. f avinasg will tell the people tnat tney ar0 not jn favor 0f woman
of his success and how it was achlev-! bUffragc or will they tell them that
. . ,.. tha maimer r,f . r.
ed, ana win expmiu - "v. , tnoy are ln javor or hi tonic, gen
raising beets suixeeeiun.
The people of Echo are making
preparations lor the reception of their
..dm And for the accommodation (f
REPORT OF THE PEN.
Superintendent of State Prison
Makes Quarterly Statement.
Salem. Or., Jan. 22. Superin
tendent C. v James ot the peniten
tiary, Saturday filed his reixirt for
tho quarter ending December 31,
1903, showing an Increase of 22 In
mates ln the Institution for the last
quarter over tho previous one. The
total number of convicts at tho close
of this quarter is given as 311,
while that of last year was 2S9.
Sixty-throe wero received during
the quarter and 39 discharged, and
two were transferred to tho asylum.
Tho earnings of tho Institution a'
the receipts for tho quarter, includ
ing United SUt'ts prisoners, wero
(549.13; convict labor 'In Northwest
Stove Foundry, $2,975.20 and convict
labor, digging connection to tho main
sewer (2S8 days at 40 cents,) $115.20,
aggregating $3,459.53; while the ex
penditures, including tho salaries of
all officers nnd employes, supplies,
etc., amounted to n total of $19,433.-7S.
MONEY RND WATCH
MORNING QUITE EARLY.
Clyde Frailer Was Robbed While
Sleeping, ot His Timepiece and
Ninety Dollars In Cash No Clue to
the Robbers Took Place at a
Thompson Street Lodging House.
Clyde Frnzler, a carpenter, Inst
night reported to tho pollco that ho
had been robbed of his watch and $90
In money, and thero Is no cluo by
which the officers can hope to locato
Mr. Frazler rooms at tho houso of
Mrs. Eliza Olcott, on Thompson
street, and tbo money wns tiiken from
tho bureau drawer and tno watch
from the top of tho drcBser while Mr.
Frazler was sleeping, early morning
yesterday. During the nlgi.. ho look
ed at tho walcli and when ho got up
it was gone. It has a gold hunting
case and is valuable.
Several days ago Mr. Frazler drew
$90 from his account at tl.-j bank for
the use of a friend who, it was
thought, wouhI be compelled to go to
Portland to undergo treatment for Ills
eyes. Ijter It was decided that
there was so much Improvement thnt
tho trip would not huvn to be mado,
and the money was returned to tho
loaner, Ho had not been able to place
it in the bank on account of his hours
of work, nnd on Wednesday put tho
piirw containing the amomrl In tho
drawer of tho bureau, Intending to
deposit It in tho morning. When
morning came tho money was gone.
TOO-LA-LEbT LA AT SALEM,
Judge Hartman Holds That He Is a
Too-lali-et-ln, the Umatilla bravo
who was escorted 10 tho asylum a
f ,v days ago by .Sheriff Taylor after
having gone Insauo while serving u
sentence In the Jail hero for Inrceny,
i has arisen to tho dignity of being u
uay boarder at the lilg Institution at
By a law passed ut the last Mis
sion of tho legislature It was required
that the relatives or tho guardians of
all insune persons who were financial
ly able to do so, should pay u month
ly board of 110 for tlio person com
inlttcd. Tho asylum authorltlcu asked
tho county to put up for tho faro of
tho Indian, but Judge llartmun refus
ed to do so on tho ground that tho
man was u federal (liar go and also
n federal prisoner, and for that n-n-
son tho government will Lu asked
pav for his support.
Leon Cohen .n New York.
u, i.n. fmm Leon I
tlemen, it is not fair to deceive tbe
weaker sex any longer. Tho Journal
Tiaa tnM thorn trm rlv thnt It Is
visitors and for the accommodation (f i againBt the proposition tooth and-toe-the
crowd of farmers who will be ',, go far DOt anather paper In
present. the state has taken a square stand.
Are you an airaia oi iuai iaay ne-
I, O. O. F. GRAND MASTER.
Joseph Mlcelll Will Visit 'Local
Lodges Next Wednesday,
Joseph MIcelli, of Roseburg, who is
grand master of tbe I, O. O F. ol
Oregon, will visit this city Wednes
day next, when he will pay a Joint
visit to Integrity and Eureka lodges.
Mr. Mlcelll is touring the state oa
his annual tour of Inspection, and
at this visit ho will make his annu.
al inspection of the local lodges,
which will make a special effort o
show honor to their guest while be is
In the city.
Organization in Pendleton Starts
With Fifty Members.
A camp of the Foresters of America
was organized Inst night with about
Kn mpmbern to start with. Several
years ago there was a branch of the
Foresters in Pendleton, but the Inter
est In the lodge waned and at last
the lodge died. Tbe action taken last
hind tho throne," or are you free
men with tho courage of convictions?
Reporters Aro "Reputable."
At the request of Superintendent
James, of the penitentiary, General
Crawford this mornin rendered an
opinion on the question of admit
ting nowspaper men to the execution.
The opinion holds that there la no
provision for cxcluaiog the reporters,
that as requiable citizens, they can
not be discrimina'ed against, and if
the superln.endent so desires, he
can Invito them to witness tho exe
cution. This is further authority
for the claim that newspaper report
nail. So far not another paper in
Ex-Alderman James O, McCool, of
Grand Itapids, Mich., has pleaded
guilty to accepting a brlbo in connec
tion with tho water supply scandal.
Rest has spoiled many a man who
was willing to work.
J, P. Walker Clerk of Pendleton
Camp Fitting up New Offices.
J. P. Walker, clerk of Pendleton
Camp, No. 41, Woodmen of tho
World, has fitted up new offices In
room 41, of tbo Despaln building,
and is making preparations for tho
spring campaign of that order,
Tbe camp is now In a thriving con
dition and stops aro now being tak
en for ono of tao most active mem
bcrship campaigns lu the history of
The Baker County Murderer
Swung Into Eternity-Game
to the Last.
LAST WORDS WERE: "I
FORGIVE YOU ALL,"
Said He Had Full Faith In HI sSavlor
and Died In the Hope of Immortal
ity Received Absolution From a
Priest at the Last Moment Was
Dead Five Minutes After Drop Fell
Brothers In Town, But Would
Not Attend Execution.
Hakcr City, Jan. 22. (Special to
the East Oregonlan.) l'lrnsant Arm
strong wns hnnged In tho Baker
county Jallyavd ut 7:04 this morning
for tho murder of his sweetheart ut
IInyi.es on Christmas eve. 1902.
He wns gaino to tho very Inst, Just
before tho trap wns sprung ho shout
ed, "1 forgivo you all."
In n rumbling speech, plainly show
Ing that tho murdurer was demented,
ho sitld: "I die In tho faith of Christ
nnd In tho hope of His only truo
church. I sincerely repent of all my
sins, and especially of the grent crime
for which I must Buffer. I humbly
trust in tlio Infinite mercy of Christ,
my savior, who died lor me. Into thy
hands, O Lord. I commend my spirit."
At tlio final moment ho received
absolution rrom a Catholic priest.
Ho wus pronounced dead five niln
lites after tlio drop foil,
Ensmlngers Were There.
Tho family of tho murdered girl
was at tho execution and witnessed
tlie preparations with silent wonder,
but with no bIiow of delight. When
the condemned man dropped, many
fttceH In tho crowd of privileged visi
tors were turned nwny from tho sick
ening Bight. Tho body dangled, quiv
ering and convulsed for llvo inlnutoi,
when the muscles liocauio quiet anil
tho doctors pronounced him doad,
Armstrong's Brothers In Town,
Two brothers of Armstrong wero In
tho city, but declined to bo presont
lusldo the Jail enclosure, until nftor
the body had been taken down, when
It wus turned over to them for burial.
Only u Hiuall party of people hold
ing passes f i om mo ahurlrf witnesssd
the hanging. It was cnrrled out with
out a hitch In any of the procccdiiifts.
FEDERAL AUTHORITY INVOKED.
MISS DEWEY ACCEPTS.
New Principal of the High School
Will Arrive In a Few Days.
Tho school board has received an
answer from Miss Grace Dewey, of
Benton Harbor, Mich., who was ten
dered the nrlnclpalshlp of tho high
school, saying that sho would accept
tho position, and could uo in mo city
by tho first of the coming month, Tbo
salary paid was not mentioned In tho
discussion previous, and this was tel
egraphed to her this morning. If she
Is satisfied with the salary offered tho
will bo In tbe city to tako cnargo oi
her work on the first of February,
In tho matter of the estate of Don
ald I. Mclntyro, deceased, Annlo
Mclntyre, tbo administratrix, was dls-
cnargea, sno uaving icuuu uur uuai
report, and having made a distribu
tion of the property.
Order of Elks After the Facts Caus.
lug the Clallam Wreck,
Seattle, Jan. 22. Impressed with
tho fact that the Clallam Investigation
Is u furco as conducted by tlo local
inspector, tho local lodge of Elks,
who lust two members lu the disaster,
A. K. Prince uml (luy Daniels, has
wired Congressman Humphrey ask
ing him to tului the matter up with
Secretary Mirtelyou and huvo, tho lo
purtmenl rovluw tlio whole proceed.
Ings of tho Investigation.
City Marshal Will Enforce the Law
Against the Habit.
City Marshal Carney Is tacking no
tices over tho city lu prominent
places, warning people not to spit 'n
tho sidewalks under a penalty of a
Tho streets of Pondluton huvo been
u stglit lu tlio past as tho result of
the spitting habit. Ah (hero Is a
Btuto law against the pructlco, It is
the Intention of tho marshal to see
that tho luw Is enforced.
Lodging and Boarding House Sold to
Mr, anil Mrs, J II. Holcomh havo
sold their lodging ..uiibo on Houth
Main streot and wi rnovo onto their
ranch west of tho city, whoro thoy
will engage In tho hog raising busi
ness, Tho lodging houso has been
sold to Mrs. Mlciiauls, of Athuna, who
will tako possession of thir placo to
morrow noon, having reached tho
city this evening.
Following the drouth In Southern
California unprccedenteuly cold
weather prevails. Frost prevails In
tho foothills and threatens tho low
Is Angeles, Jan. 22. Wil
liam A. Mueller, a draughts
man for tho Pacific Electric
railway, has received a chock
for $60,000 from Crlpplo Creek,
Two years ago ho grubstaked
his two sons. Ono was killed
by a blast which unearthed a
rich vein of ore that brought a
fortune to tho other brutuer
and tbe father.