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Eastern Oregon Weather
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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, .MONDAY4, JAN U Alt Y 25, 1904.
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ARMSTRONG'S INTRODUCTION. '
Was Fined $30 Three Years Ago for
Disturbing Methodist Social.
Baker City, Jan. 25. Pleasant
Armstrong was not a stranger to the
Bakor County jail wnen he entered
It on tho charge or killing Minnie
Ho had served a 15 days' sentence
In tho Jail about three years ago or
raising a row at a church social. In
fact, Armstrong practically intro
duced himself to the people of
Halnos at this social In which he
rrlghtcncd tho women and children
almoust out or their wits.
It took six men to overpower he
giant and take him out or the hall.
Ho waR nlaced under nrrrt
'tried before the Justice of the peace
ai tiiumis me wnowing rooming.
He was fined $30 and in default of
payment was sent to the county
Jail where he served 15 days for the
Seventy.thlrd Annual Exhibit at
Philadelphia, Pa., Jan, 25, The
scvemy-inira annual exhibition ct
tho Pennsylvania ArmlAmv nf Finn
Arts opened today and will be the
center oi interest among art lovers
until It cIohbs Mnrrh r.
For several reasons tills year's
exhibition surpasses all of ' its pre-
dGPORRnrR. thn i-hnlrct wnrku nt
art from the Carnegie Institute ex
hibited at Pittsburg, including
many prize winners, are shown, and
there are nlsn iHRiilnvorl fnr tlm flrut
time In this country a number or
lmnortant iinlnttniTR nrnt frnm tr1,..
rope to be exhibited at the St. Louis
worm s lair.
TO KEEP FORT
ORGANIZING TO PROTEST
Effort to Enlist Co-operation of Uma
tilla County Appeal Will Be Made
Through Members of Congress, All
of Whom Are Supposed to Favor
Walla Walla, Jan. 25. Despite
the rather discouraging outlook cf
Furt Walla Walla being retained
here the commercial club docs jot
intend to give up the fight until the
last resource Is exhausted.
At a meeting or the board or di
rectors held In tho Baker-lloyer 'wnk
last night the situation was thor
oughly gone over and as a result
the aid or Umatilla county will be
enlisted In an effort to retain the
fort Inasmuch as the farming com:
tnunity of the county Is as much
benefited in Its being retained here
as that of Walla Walla county.
Tho commercial and civic hodi?s
of Milton. Weston, Athena and Pen
dleton will bo asked to lend tlwlr
support by urging the Oregon dele
gation to the natioual capital to use
every means possible to retain the
This can be consistently asked as
Oregon farmers furnish thousands of
dollars worth or forage to tho troops
annually, benefiting "ot 0Ill' them'
selves but tho entire county at
President Turner and K. S. fo
ment called on Senator Ankeny at
his homo last night and submitted
the plan which met tho senators ap
A definite outline of action, will te
formulated at another meeting or the
board or directors to bo held this
NATIONAL GUARD OrFICERS.
Nearly Every State Represented at
St. Augustine, Fla., Jan. 25. -
Nearly .every state and territory was
represented among tho mil tary man
present today at the opening or the
sixth annual convention or the In
tel state National Guard Association.
The association is composed or the
adjutants general and cominls
slonod officers of tho wganUod
militia In the several s ates and
territories am us general lurP"e
Is to improve tho efficiency and
standing of tho national cuard.
The nrosent convention, which Is
presided over by Major General
Charles Dick of Ohio, will occi P5 -t-self
with the consideration of vmj
ions measures of state and federal
legislation affecting the interests of
tho national guard organization.
MINTAGE OF 1836.
Gold Coin Slxty-Eight Years Old at
the Savings Bankr
1 . . ,nm. rficeivod
'The Savings uuuk. ,
. 35d Pico of the m in ag )acf
1830. in 8"u ,y;,ablo ev
22? T Piece is' laVger ttjjntt.
money of toW. and .has , entirely
d7teisnun S'fo7a coin so old to be
Is ono Of 1110 oiaeoi l"uv-"" " : thQ
over gone over tho counter at tho
. ..,,i i,nu asked for
FIRE AND FLOOD
Situation Aggravated by In
tense Cold Throughout the
East and Middle West.
' FROM COLD AND FIRE.
Pennsylvania Flood Conditions Are
Worse Than Ever, Thousands of
People Being Driven From Home,
or Marooned Eighteen Degrees
Below at Chicago and Worse Com
ing Tugboat Went to Bottom
Ohio River Is Rising.
Indianapolis, Jan. 25. Fire ilc
stroyed tie Capital avenue barns of
the Indianapolis Terminal TVaction
Company. A long string of new cars
wiib dc&truyed. Lo.u, $100,000.
The "Theodore," the first subur
ban electric sleeping car ever built
In America, costing $20,000, was
burned In 'the car barns. It was to
have made Its Initial trip between
Indianapolis and Columbus tonight.
Two Burned to Death.
Pittsburg, Jan. 25. Three residen
ces In the Butler extension were de
stroyed by fire thU morning. Mrs.
William Sawyer and Michael Culley
were burned to death and William
Sawyer Is missing.
Entire Block Burned.
Brazil, lnd., Jan. 25. Fire this
morning In the business section, de-
stioyed $50,000 worth ot property bo-'
fore It was gotten under control. The
entire block was destroyed and the
water main burst, doing great dam
age to property in cellars.
Thousands Driven From Home.
Wheeling. W. V.r Jan. 25. The
ilood conditions today are worse.
The cold wave has frozen the water,
but not sufficient to support weight.
Fave hundred' familleR.-are ma
rooned In the tinner stories of rest
deuces. At Kenwood It is estimated
that 5,000 are living In upper stor
les or on the hillsides. There Is in.
Record Broken for Cold.
Chicago, Jan. 25. A cold wave
that is predicted will break all rec
ords.and last 24 hours. The mercury
reached 18 below zero at 5 o'clock-
tills morning, and 20 below is ex
pected for tonight,
Tlirnrt iinrsimd wprp frn7Pn in flpnth
last night. The wind adds o tho
Laborer Frozen to Death.
Detroit. Jan. 25. All cold records
were broken, tho mercury Being nine
below this morning. ueurge Outh.
watte, a laborer, was frozen to death
Coldest in Four Years.
Kansas City. Jan. 25. The meicu.
ry is five below this morning, tho
coldest in rour years.
Three Men Drowned.
Cincinnati, Jan. 25. The Ice gorge
at SIsterville broke this morning and
swept down on the naruor towboat
Belle, at Brown's coal harbor, on the
Kentucky side, opposite Columbia, it
was sent to the bottom, drowning
' Captain Frank Moore, Casper Adrian
and John Hancock.
In Sunny, Sunny Kansas.
Topeka, Jan. 25. Zero is record
ed here. 'At IJncoln the cold weath
er record this morning was 14 de
grees below zero. Lincoln is 170
Ohio Still Rirlng.
Parkersburg, W. Va., Jan. 25. Tho
Ohio river Is ktlll rising. At 8 this
morning the gauge showed 41 feet
six inches. The lower business dis
tricts are submerged, and railways
are at a standstill.
Tonight With Mrs, Lowell Choir
All of the committees who iavo
been appointed to manage the Chris
tian Undeavor convention which Is
to meet In this "city In February, will
meet at the home of Mrs. 6. A. Low
ell this evening to roakq their re
ports of the work uone.
Tomorrow evening Professor K.
Ray Jones will meet all those who
wish to take part in tho slnginj dur
ing the convention, at the Baptist
church, and drill .will begin for tho
special music for that time. Jt is
hoped to gather together a large
choir for tho convention, and it is
tho desire of the music committee to
have all those interested meet with
the committee and Profeanor Jonrs
IN POLICE COURT.
One Plain Drunk and One Lewd Co,
t,.,i nnrr was fined 15 this morn
ing in the city court for having been
drunk on saiuruay nigai.
Dan Hart, who was arrested Fri-
fir taivri rnhnhftatlnn with
Ilosa Bowman, in a lodging hoitBe,
was arraigned mis atiernoon iinu
pleaded guilty to the chargo, belnir
fined $5 and costs by the court. Ho
paid his fine,
Results of an Explosion of
Gas in a Coal Mine Near
DESPERATE EFFORTS TO
GET TO IMPRISONED.
SUES PORTLAND GAMBLERS.
Louis W. Robertson Brings Suit
Against Keepers for His Losses.
Louis V, ltobertson, of Portland,
has brought suit to recover $1,4S0
from the Portland ub, a gambling
concern, which amount Is doublo
tho sum ho alleges to have lost at
faro In the club.
There I sn statute which allows a
loser In a gambling game to recover
twice tho amount lost. Robertson is
taking advantage- ot this law, and as
ho lost $740 from September 25 to
November 2S, ho asks to recover
Harvey Dale, formerly the leading
gambler of Baker City, is one or tho
principal owners of the Portland
More Than Even Chances That None
of the Unfortunate Miners Will Be
Rescued Mine Has Always Beer.
Gaseous and Unsafe Escape En
tirely Cut Off, As Both Shafts 'Are
Filled With Debris In Danger of
Pittsburg, Jan. 25, At 8:30 this
morning au explosion took place in
a shatt at the Narwlck Company's
coal mine near Cheswick. One hund
red and twenty-five men are Impris
oned in the mine. The superintend
ent at 10 Bent to Cheswick and
Sprlngdale tor physicians, although
none or the men up to that hour had
Working for Relief.
Several hundred men are working
nt 11 o'clock trying to make an en
trance Into the mine where the en
tombed men are. It Is believed maiy
were killed outright or suffocated.
Escape Is completely shut off. as
the explosion was so great it filled
the shaft with debris
Mine Always Unsafe.
The mine Is located a mile from
Cheswick and was opened two years
ago and has always been gaseous.
It has two shafts 100 feet apart and
200 feet deep.
The latest reports from the com
pany's roll shows that between 150
and ISO men are entombed. Including
'the fire and pit bosses.
Three Injured tipple men wero. tak
en to the hospital at Allegheny,
whejp. one died,
SoonETrtho tnen possible will be
at work struggling at the shafts to
reach the entombed, who will be
smothered unless tl'pv speedily get
Mule Blown Out of Shaft.
Pending the arrival of the mine .n
spector all -further efforts to enter tho
mine has been abandoned. .About
the mouth of tho pit tho air Is heavy
with deadly fire damp In such vol
umes as to cause the greatest fears
for tho isafcty of tho entombed min
ers. It Is belleveu none are allvu.
Repeated efforts made to communi
cate with them have been futile.
Attempts were made late this after
noon to force air through the shafts,
thus relieving them of gas.
The force or the explosion is il
lustrated by tho fact that a pit mule
was blown from tho bottom of a
shaft out through an opening and
100 feet into the air. y
Before the debris settled back and
closed the shaft, came a huge gust
of Ilamo and the tipple building .it
the toji of the shaft was blown Into
The sceno around tho shaft Is dis
tressing, as nearly all of tho entomb
ed miners have largo families.
Hot Sparring Between the Gamblers
on Grain Exchange.
Chicago, Jan. 25. Wheat opened
Attempts of the bulls. Including
Armour, to unload a portion of their
wheat, caused a fast break In tho
market, which for a tlmo threntcneJ.
a stampede. The bulls finally came
to the rescue and checked the fall.
GALVESTON SEA WALL.
Classed as One of the Nine Wonders
of the World.
Bids were recently received for
raising the grade of tho city of Gal
veston, Texas. The Galveston cor.
respondent for tho Cnicago Record
Herald, referred to this "as a task
which promises to take Its place aB
one of tho nine wonders of he
Goedhart and BateB of New York
were the successful bidders, being
awarded the work at 18 cents per
cubic yard. Tne Record-Herald cor
respondent says: "There are approx
imately 11,000,000 cubic yards ot
bhlng to be placed in order to raise
the grade of the city on a ,evel with
the sea wall.
The average increase In grade is
seven feet. it will cost the county
under this contract nearly 2,000,000,
for which the city will Usue bonds.
Tho plan proposed by Goedhart and
Bates Is to construct a canal twenty
feet deeo from tho bay insldo and
about 200 feet from tho seawall.
They are prepared to commence
work in sixty days and fln.sh In
three years. Col. C. S. Itlche", United
Stales engineer, ana ueorge w.
Boscbke, engineer for ino sea wall,
recommended tho award,
A. Van Puymbroeck to Belgium.
O, It, & N. Ticket Agent B. II.
Wolfe, old A. Van Puymbroeck two
through tickets for himself and wif.3,
from Pendleton to Antwerp, Belgi
um yesterday. Mr. and Mrs. Van
Puymbroeck. will visit la Europe for
about eight weeks, betore return! ia
to Pendleton. They will leave New
York City next Saturday morning on
tho White Star liner Zeoland, and
will arrive in Belgium on the Satur
Loyalty to the lessons or tho last
year leads to success in tho new.
IDENTIFIED SAFE BLOWER
Spokane Man Recognita Dead Rod
ber as Charles Mitchell of Texas.
Spokane. Jan. 25. J. C. Patter
son of this city has recognized tho
safe blower shot and killed by Offi
cer I-ogan Saturday, whllo attempt
ing to blow open the Bate In John
son's saloon, as Charles Mitchell,
formerly or Texas, and only a recent
NEITHER HAVE THEY HAD
ANY NOTION OF DOING SO
Splendid Starting Out of the
Project to Raise Sugar Beets
in the Echo Country.
THE MASS MEETING WAS A
A Social Gathering Was Distorted b
Outsiders Into a Star Chamber
Session That Formulated "De.
mands" Labor Situation In Hen.
dleton Is Now Harmonious.
Tho statement given circulation
that the, ,arpenier's Union of this
city had at "V'm'ecimB -JaaU .Friday
evenlug decided to ask for a raise' In
wages of perhapB CO cents per day,
has been denied by tho carpenters
themselves In emphatic termR.
A delegation of tho carpenters hns
asked that it bo Bald for them that
not only have they not asked for a
raise In tho scale, but they have had
no Idea of bo doing. Tho labor situ
ation in this city Is perfectly harmo
nlotis. and there is no friction what
ever between the union's and luo
The Carpenters' Union gavo a
smoker on Friday evening to their
employers and friends, and from this
social gathering tho rumor seemH to
havo sprung. The union is displeas
ed that such a baseless rumor should
have been circulated, as It might
havo 'a tendency to discourago thno
who aro Intending to build, holding
them back under tho fear or delay
and consequent loss,
L. W. COLE IS' WANTED.
Traveling Man Worked O'ff Worth.
less Check cn Hotel Pendleton.
Tho sheriff Is looking for a travel
lg man named L. W Cole, who rep
resents tho Williamson Brothers
Neckwear firm of Now York City,
and about $40 of i..e notcl Pendle
Somo time ago Colo camo to Pen
dleton In the Interests ot hia firm and
stopped at the Hotel Pendleton. Ho
was here several days and had been
here beforo leaving a small account
of $40 when he left on IiIh first trip.
When ho was ready to leavo again
he told the hotel people that ho
would pay them his old bill If they
could ca hsa drart on his firm tor
$100. This was done, and tho knight
of the grip left with tho chango In
his pocket for somo other placo on
Tho draft was turned In at tho
bank and in a short tlmo word was
received from tho Now York bank
that it was worthless. Tho sheriff
was notified, but so far has not been
ablu to locate his man. Ab tho drum
mer bad pennlsB.on to draw on his
houso for his expenses once a week,
nothing was thought of cashing tho
paper at tho hotel, and tho matter Is
still mysterious. The man has van
ished. HAS ACCEPTED.
Miss Grace Dewey Will Arrive From
Michigan About February.
Miss Grace Dewey, of Benton Har
bor, Mich., who has been elected to
the position of principal of the Pen
dleton high school, has telegraphed
to tho school board that sho will ac
cept tho position, and win reach tho
city about tho first of February lo
take chargo of tho work here.
Alfred Mertz, confidential clerk of
tho Donahue Mercantile Company, of
Butte, in a fit of Insanity, thought
his accounts short and drowned Mni'
self Ills accounts wero correct. He
left a note making' explanations cf
Some Farmers Will Leaso Their
Lands to the Company Others
Will Sell the Product Outright
Those Most Interested Are Promi
nent and Reliable Men Echo DIs
trlct Has Some Advantages Pecul
iar to it, as to Flora and Seasons.
It Is now nn assured fact that the
Echo country will In a short tlmo bo
ono ot tho beet centers of tho coun
try, and that tho lnnd In that dlstrht
will bo doubled In value beforo two
years aro passed, for at tho meeting
of tho l.n Grande sugar men lnit
Saturday tin agreement wns reached
between them and the fnrmors
whereby crops will bo put In as soon
as the weather permits, nml the In
dustry thus started,
.Messrs. llrnmwell, Stoddnrd and
Cnvluess or La Grnndo, and E, W.
McComas, or this city, attended the
mass mooting nt Echo Saturday last,
and at that time about 1,000 acres of
land was pledged to tho factory peo
ple ror tho culluio of beets. Ono or
two or thosu who had largo tracts
or land to give to tho business rent
ed the land to tho compnny, who will
linvn rlinriio of It and will harvest the
crops. Thoso who havo the smnller
sections will farm tnelr own land and
Bell their beets to tho factory at the
stations nearest the land, getting on
an ace.rugo of $4.50 a ton for tho pro
duct at tho station, which U practi
cally the Bnmo prlco that Is offered
to tho growers near La Grando.
Large Acreage Promised.
Charles Bartholomew, Frank Hack,
Charles Lyle, O. D. Teel. H. O. Hurl
hurt, Joo Leezer and othors of that
vicinity' have -each .promised tracts
varying in slzo to tho beet moti, and
their lnnd will bo Inspected during
this week, and ir water enough can
bo put on It tlin crops will bo put in
ns Hiion as thu season opens.
Tho iBOtory iniiiingi'inent Is anx
ious to get a start In this suction,
fnr they need tho beetH In their bus
iness, Practically all of tho land
that Is adapted to beet culture '.a
tho Giund Rondo Is now under culti
vation, and Btlll the raclniy bus not
sufficient beets to run It. For ..ils
season conceBsloiiB aro luade to thu
furmers or the Butter Creek country.
Another thing that makes th.- man
agement solicitous alMiut coming here
Is the fuel thul the season Is earlier
heio than It is at 1 .11 Oruiidu by near
ly a month, which would glvo tha
factory nearly a month leeway In tho
handling of its crop, It can get tho
Echo clop out or tho way by the
tlmo the La tirnmlo boots begin to
comu In from thu fields.
Echo Lands Suitable.
Mr. Cavlness, who Is one of tho
largest and most successful bcetrnls
ers or La fliiiiidc. is much pleased
with tho land around Echo, and, In
rnct, or all tho llttlo vaueys In this
vicinity. Ho is suro that all of
thoso farmers along the little
streams of this country who wish to
raise beets can put tlicm In with
Ono thing especially of Interest to
those roiitoiiiplntlng beet culture
the uhseiico of weeds In tlm sandy
soil or Echo and vicinity, iho
weeds aro tho bano or tho boot fann
er, and In this part or the country
there are practically nono of them.
In tho opinion of thoso who havo
canvassed tho situation there Is no
reason why tho beet Industry should
not In a short tlmo become ono of
tho leading factors In tho Industrial
life of this community,
To Observe McKinley Day,
Now York, Jan. 25. Romliiders
aro being circulated by tho Carnation
lA'aguo or America or tuo approach of
McKinley Day whlcn falls next Fri
day, tho anniversary of tho prerl-
dent's birth. Tho leaguo Is anxious
that tho memory of McKlnloy Is re
newed In tho hearts of tho citizens
on that day by tho custom of wear
ing a carnation, McKinley s favorite
flower, In tho lapel, tho hair or at
L, S. Adams Under Arrest,
Vlncennos. Ind., Jan. 26. L. X
8. Adams, charged with sell-
lng bogus mining stocks from
Chicago and Milwaukee to So-
attle and Portland, was arrest.
ed here Xhu morning on a ru-
quest from Chicago, where
charges wero flleu by the
Bankers' Association Ad
ams was onco hold in Scat-
Uo on a similar charge.
Tho war uep' "-",,. tor
an appropriation W -
Meld maneuvers during 19s-