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Complete Transfer of
Canal Zone Will Be
fected Without a Hitch.
FIRST SESSION OF THE
r.missloners Sail for Isthmus on
Mjrch 29MaJor General Davis
Will Be the Resident Governor of
the Canal Zone Secretary Taft
Nrges Government Aid for Capital,
Else It Will Not Invest In the Phil
ippines. WashlnKton. March 23. Attornoy-
General Knox announced after the
cabinet meeting Uils afternoon that
there will be no hitch In the progress
oi arrangement for the transfer of
Ilia T!lT1ATnn nronertv to the United
SUtes; that Assistant Attorney-Gen.
crtl Jay J. Russell will leave for
Parli tomorrow to complete uio us
The newly organized Panama com--L.tAn
kiai nat omntnir for tho first
jbwiuu o -
ail thn members belnir present.
After a business session, at which
wi only a general discussion of
plus, the commissioners adjourned
to He White House, where they wore
ulotilned by the prosldent at
tatieon. They sail for the Isthmus
Resident Governor on Strip.
Washington, March 23. Major
General Davis was today selected by
the president to be resident governor
on the canal strip.
State Presents Some Damaging Tes
Ron PrannlRco. March 23. The
court room was again crowded with
women whon the Botkln trial was
thl mnrnlnir. lonsr before
the doors opened a great mob of wo
men congregated m the corrmors.
An snnn no thn doors were thrown
open they made a rush to get Inside,
knocking flown tne policeman guara
lng the entrances.
Candy Box Identified.
T aIIo riiinn riom-hlpr of one of the
victims, was tho first witness. Sho
rvnrinntr nf thn nolsoned candy, be-
camo quite ill, but soon recovered.
Sho Identified a canay box buowb
hor as tho one received by Mrs,
rtnnnlnp Whwi thn llOT WUR exhibit
ed Mrs. Botkln was agitated. She
whlsporod excitedly to ner attorneys.
Sho soon quieted, However, ana re
sumed hor customary stolid demea-
rr a n nishon. tho family nhy-
otplon followed anil told of the symp
toms of tho death of Mrs. Dunning,
and" said arsenical poisoning was re
sponsible Ho became uaaiy mixou
when asked regarding the difference
hntween arsenical and ptomaine
WILL BE AGENTS
thnt China's neutrality bo strictly
maintained In tho Far Rnst, fearing
that Chinese participation will seri
ously affect her foreign trade and
possibly cnuso a boxer uprising, thus
end ne to intervention by tho pow-
Proposal to Authorize Them I Said to Have Been Destroyed
to Do Business for the During an Engagement on
Newspapers. March 18.
Government Aid for Capital.
Washington, March 23. Secrotary
Taft Is before the house committee
on Insular affairs, discussing tho
Cooper bill authorizing tho Philip
pine commissioners to issue bonds
lor improvements. UnlesB thero be
some government aid, capital will
hot go Into tho islands for the con
struction ot railroads.
He concurred In tho view that elec
tric roads should bo included and all
bnllt by native laborers. This will
be more expensive, perhaps, but hav
ing the advantage of creating good
Of 1,000 miles ot railroad needed,
one-third would prove a paying ven
ture, and would not call for payment
ui a guaranty.
Kill and Capture Insurgents.
Manila, March 23. Macarlo Sakay
nrnaldnn. , u ....... . . .. .
i.r 0 ""Pino republic,
with 15 followers, were killed and
tno remainder of the band captured
by Captain Dewltfs constabulary
and Lieutenant Pitney'a scouts. No
casualties in h a.
Colorado Again on the Verge of Civil
hnnHr J . ' MarcU 23. Four
riijierv an-vi , , "
Command . Y,.1 """K
during .r? An'nas .county
the : aeciared by
maintained. VUU80rsn'P w bo
district .,mer8 convent on In
whTh'n1 ed..for la!.t Trsday,
Uoment ktti, . , resu,t ,n a Bet
atoruJL 0 8trlke' now may Prove
awrtlre because of tho presence of
"""ting It .eranHrenU7.8U"?!8'uI. n
vMiuuen Knitfii a-im
uinaTAa " tiauiurua, iii
innA v iiiuuaiiii wrnnirnn
-"TO aSV an
.iT""" Thnro I- i...t
owned. n l)0ara vo
Ntu Gas Exploded.
Tho mini Va- March 23.
joking. Wiiita'T1 eaa thls
PlttabiiM. W11,nn Lawson. of
' feared' V k"led- t
0 hart iem ,n the ruins,
by and Wl snlt-
DEALS IN SIGHT
MERGER DECISION HAS
General Rate War May Be Precipl
tated by the Hill Interests Cap
ture of HIM Interests by the Har-
rlman Combination Is Looked for
by Some Santa Fe May Enter a
General Merger of Pacific Inter
New York, March 23. Wall street
Is filled this afternoon with rumors
regarding a rise In Union Pacific and
tho stocks of the subsidiary compa
nies of the Northern Securities as
well. The Union experienced tre
mendous dealings and rose to seven
nnlnta Southern to three.
One story Is that the war of throe
years ago, which culminated In tho
panic of 1901, has beon renewed hy
tun mil.Hnrrlman Interests. The
theory Is that Union Pacific will
control Northern I'aclBc on uie uis
onintlnn nf the Northern Securities
and force tho return of the merged
To offset this, street gossip has it
that Hill Interests navo uougni
honvllv Into Union and Southern
CUM nnntlinr KtnrV IB that UniOll IS
by harmonious agreement to be made
Mm .lnm nn inir interest in uie
at. 1 1. Tinnlflr. nm. firrtrit North
nUUUClU J liv-ll.w '
on, nthnr stories navo It that the
Santa Fe is to be made a member
of the family of pacific roaus.
WALLA WALLA SPORTS.
Will Bowl With Pendleton Team
Ten-Round Scrap at Garden City
rntoin tnlni Kreraor of the Walla
Walla bowling team, was in tho city
this morning, having come wim ma
team to bowl with tho Pendleton
He reports that thero will be a 10
round scrap at tho Walla Walla Ath
loii. rii,i. rnnma tomorrow night bo
tween Barney Mullln, of Spokane,
and Fred M tiller, of Astoria. Both
of the men are In good condition and
will weigh In at 138 pounds. Great
interest in the contest Is being man
ifested in the Garden City and vicin
ity, and it is thought that tho build
ing will bo crowded when time is
called. . , .
r...tt.. lAhn Krnmo. Charles An
droe, Ban Lankard, Harry Powell
nA a t. uniMnes. reuresentlng tho
bowling t'pam from tho Walla Walla
Athletic Club, leu """""h "
tholr homes, after having done
in thn Pendleton boys In the
bowling content. Tho visitors mado
a total of 4,379 Pins, wuicu
moro than tho Pendleton boys could
n LnnnHnf over, nnd were
thus awarded tho decision. Tho
hlghost average was won u, .I..,
Boswell, with a total oi m
Columbia College Students.
a t nrHa T'nrl J. Phea, J
M. Blckford, Walter H. Gay and
uenry uurtis, an "
lumbla Collogo at Milton, wero in the
ol.v lnaf nltflit tVtlllA DU LUCIl nV
to tho valley. Some of them aro go
ing to tholr homes tor a ""
tvhiio nrHa in on Ills way to
San Francisco. Ho Is-just recover-
lng from a hard attaci: m ufjiuuu.
citls. Gone to California,
m i n. r.nB m.iii Uiavo in tho
morning with a carload of household
orxocu for Grass vaiiey, "7'v
ho oxpocta to make a homo for him
self and iaraUy. Mrs. afcen and
children loft this morning. Mr.
Greon camo to this city about a year
ago from Holton, Kan., and for some
i i .1..- nnjnnr of the flSb
tiwu una uuuit mu
market on Main street, formerly
PINE RIDGE INDIANS.
Continued Hearings in the Postal
Frauds Cases, Before the House
Committee General Tendency to
Whitewash Members of Congress
Is Noted Senator Gibson Intro
duces a Bill to Repeal the Desert
Land Act Land Fraud Indictments.
Washington, March 23, Newspa
per publishers appeared before the
senate committee on postofflces this
morning to urgo that rural free de
livery carriers be permitted by law
to act as agents for newspapers and
periodicals In the collection of sub
scriptions, the newspapers to pay
the carriers for such services.
Although no vote was taken, It was
made evident that the committee
will favor the proposition. Tho
nou-onnnprs delenation had previous
ly elected M. A. McRae as chairman
and delegated him to make tno prin
Roosevelt Advises the Indians.
Prpnlilpnt Tloosevelt preached a
homely sermon to a delegation of In
dians from Pine wage tnis morning,
nrMncr fhpm to Rpll half their nonles
and get more cattle. "The govern
ment will help you an it can, out u
cannot help men who can work and
won't."' The bucks noted their approval.
IN RUSSIAN SERVICE
State Convention of the Maccabees
Indorse the Plan of Oregon Pater
nities. Portland. March 23. Tho most im
portant business transacted by tho
state convention of the Maccabees
yesterday, was tho adoption of tho
plan of Oregon irntornai societies to
build a fraternal hall for tho Lowis
and Clnrk fair.
A resolution was unanimously
adopted authorizing tho expenditure
of ,50,000 for this purpose
Russian Engineers Killed While Re
pairing the Retvlzan Ice Is
Breaking In the Yalu Japan Has
a Distinct Purpose In Hoping That
China Will Remain Neutral Jap
anese Editor Arrested and Paper
Central Texas Floods.
t,ri Worth. Tnxnfl. March 23.
terrible hall nnd windstorms in Cen
tral Texas washed out tho bridges
and tracks of tho Santa Fo for many
miles. H. Burger, in veil couuty,
was killed In the debris of a barn.
Crops hnvo been vastly damaged.
On tho IlrniLOH, In Palo Pinto county,
the loss of stock Is tremendous.
t .1 xinnu ni . TuVlr. rlla.
lUUUl'M. mat Hi .uniu
. 1- . - ........... to rnnntimil 1 1 . r II
from MoJI, on the coast, that a Rus
sian batlicsnip was aesiroyeu in u
Japanese attack on Port Arthur
March 18, and tho city bombarded.
Naval authorities are not advised.
Russians Lose a Warship.
Ixindon. March 23. A MoJI dls
natch after tho Japanese had thrown
a number of shells Into tho city, tho
Russian fleet engaged them outside
of the harbor, the Russians losing
one warship. Tho Japaneso casual
ties aro placed nt seven. No men
tlon Is mado of Injury to tho Jnpan
Postal Frauds Hearing.
Washington, March 23. The house
postal Irregularities committee this
morning heard First Assistant Port-niaster-General
His first knowledge of the discon
tinuance of allowances, 900 In all,
came to the house postoffice commit
tee through Waters, January 11. Ho
said Waters was addressing tho
committee on the appropriations
The next he heard was when tho
postmaster-general handed him, Jan
uary 1G, a letter from Chairman
Overstreet, asking for that list. Ho
sent for Waters and directed him to
bring it. Ho localled attention to
the fact that it tontalned names ot
members of congress. Ho and tho
postmaster-general agreed the names
ought not to be coupled with Beavers
and Machen ber-ause they had dono
Secretary Hitchcock received word
today that seven more Indictments
iu land 'fraud cases have lieen re
turned in Oregon.
To Repeal Desert Land Act.
In the senate Gibson Introduced a
bill providing for the repeal of tho
desert land act and gave notice that
ho would address tho senate tomor
rora. Lake Shore Wreck.
Krle. Pa., March 23. A Lake Shore
& Pittsburg express ran Into an open
switch northeast of ber this morn
in. Two tmlnmnn were fatally
hurt and passengers badly shaken.
Tho train icit me irur.
Public Houses Closed.
Port Arthur, March 23. General
Stosel, commandant, has closed all
public houses ad a result oi tno iu'
Word In received that 100 Koreans
at Poissan Bay, ha'vo volunteered for
tho Russian army. Two engineers
were killed by an explosion while
repairing tho battleship Retvlzan.
Ice Breaking Up.
St. Petersburg. March 23. New
Chwang dispajlcihes statu that tho
last firing at Ylnkow was duo to gun
practice at tho forts. Tho ice In tho
river Is breaking rapidly.
Italians Working for Japan.
Rome, March 23. Tho Japanese
government lias arranged for a party
of Italian naval engineers and work
men to go to japaneso dockyards
and assist In work there.
Accused of Being a Spy.
Toklo. March 23. Tiesuko Akl
vara, a member of parliament and
publisher of a newspaper here, Is to
bo Investigated by a commllleo or
parliament. He 13 accused of being
a spy, having attacked tno govern
mont. his Tinner cliaridmr It With
forcing capitalists to subscribe to
tho war bonds. Tho paper has beon
Washington, March 23. Minister
Al en. of Seoul, cablos today
"Speclo caravan bound for tho mines
was stopped by Japanese forces
south of Anju and tho miners were
not allowed to proceed further In
Newspaper correspondents have
been called from Northern Korea to
Seoul. The censorship Is strict.
After hard marches Uio Japaneso
troops aro arriving at Pinyang.
Want China to Remain Neutral
Vienna, March 23. Tho Neu Frie-
vereaz learns that Japan has lntl
mated to China sho earnestly desires
PENDLETON POSTOFFICE WILL
REMAIN IN PRESENT QUARTERS
"Washington. D. C, March 22.
Postmaster Pendleton, Oregon:
Hotel proposal to renew lease from
April first waa accepted yesterday.
ann lnolriU.tlonR in IcttCT. J. J.
Hawley, acting first assistant post
rniwA fn.niTnliifl' tnlnfrr&m Was TO
AftlV ,uivtv.B .
oiva.i inot nieht hv Postmaster i.lv-
ormroo and sottlea tho mooted ques-
tlon of the location or tno posiouicu,
for the time, at least,
nrir win i,.iHn nt once on tho in
terior of tho otuco and it will bo en
tirely remodeled. Tho spaco occu
pied by tho news stand conducted by
t nnnm in thn loft-hand cornor
as you enter tho door, will bo remov
ed and an mat smo oi uiu uunU
will bo enclosed with a partition ex
tending into tho main room about
Immediately as you enter the
building and to the left will ho found
ii7 ..riimtn offlnn of thn noBtmaster.
after tho alterations aro made. Next
to this will bo tho money orucr win
dow, and still further back towards
tho rear, will be tho general deliv
The main room will be in about
the same place that it now occupies,
with the exception that the walls
will bo straightened and run on par
allel lines with the walls of the
building, making the insldo nearly
Inside of this room new and im
proved facilities for the handling of
mall win be placod. Lockers will
bo provided along the south wall for
the postoffico supplies, and moro
room for tho use of the employes
will bo mado in every manner pos
Tho boxes and interior In genoral
will bo freshly painted and varnlshod
and tho entire building put in a
shape that will be as good as new.
Tho owners of the placo will com
menco the work of renovating at
once, and In a short time Pendleton
will practically have a new postof
FOR FRATERNAL BUILDING.
OF BRAZEN IE
CITIZENS HAVE PETITIONED
FOR CLOSE OF GAME8.
Mountain Town Now Flooded With
the Worst Class of Tinhorns Ever
Seen There Open Gambling and
Immorality Causes Law-Abiding
Element to Revolt District Attor
ney Sam White Now Investigating
Sumpter, March 23. Tho citizens
Mm terrible ill-
wi J 1 ......r, - .
.rnn.n nt rrlnui nml Immorality. UaVC
petitioned tho district attorney to
suppress gambling nnd closo tho
dens of vice now running openly and
brazenly on some of tho busliieas
Since tho closing ot gnnibllng Joints
In Wn oil 111 ft fill townn nnd Pendleton
this city hns been flooded with tho
worst class of tinhorns and suspi
Iniia flinrlu-lfil-H nvnr SOOIl hero. Pet
ty crime, attempted holdups nnd upon
frnmuini' in nvnr Knlonn. nnd other
forms of Immorality have increased
fifty-fold within tno past uiree
months, and tho lawnblillng cttlzons
nr.. u-nnrv of tlin nlllllt.
District Attorney Sam Whlto of
Baker City. Is now in conreronco
with Mayor McCiillough. with a view
to closing nil tno gnmniing iiuuhuh.
.mi ,.i fiit in,, ii mid on tho tenderloin
district, In hopes of ridding tho town
of tho worst clement, nt least.
Tho strlko of tho 1". & 10. mlno has
i.rimiit ovnr a hundred minors to
tho city, und for tho past 10 days tho
city has been on u rampage m urnui
lng und gambling.
COUNCIL MEETING TONIGHT.
Several Matters of Unusual Interest
Will Be Considered.
The round! will meet this evening
with sovora! things to do.
Tim nnwiir rommltteo has been
working on tho now plumbing ordi
nance, and lias the general plan woll
In hand, though It is not yet put Into
final form. It Is tho Intention of tho
committed to submit tho ordlnanco
to tho council this ovonlng, if it is
posslblo to got It written before tho
tlmo. It will bo oxhaustlvo In Its
treatment of tho question, and will
provide for all tho contingencies
which may nrlso in tno niiuro piuniu
lng of tho city. ,
Ti,,. oirnM vmimlHoo la also look
im, into i !m Webb street grading
..matim, nml It In probable that
some action win iw iukuii mi
ing in regard to whether or not mo
tuorir ahnii ho dona by the city and
charged to tho property owners.
T uroa fnoillfllL LIlUL HU1HU UUUIUDl'
Incr- rlnifnlnnmnntn would COmO to
light this evening in connection with
ih, Ipvpp rlnrnn. which had bOOIl
taken for loundatlon stone, but this
hopo of a scrap seems to nave gono
glimmering. Tho homo builder who
uosd tho stono baB decided that ho
wnuM rnthnr lirlni- tha stone back
or replace It than to cause me coun
cil any trouwo or loss ui lumyui,
or., I lim ho nxnresscd himself to
some members of Uio pommltteo. It
is possible that instructions win oo
. . . . 1 . , . I. .tnmnfrn
given to mm io wm
eood for fear the subject may slip
from his mind.
will Ba Three Courts, ana uames
Will Begin April 1.
Tho Tennis club has Just secured
n lcfisn on three lots on Aura street,
near the O, R. & N. track, on which
work will he commonced jmmeaiato-
Jy for laying out three courts. Tho
grounds vlll then be enclosed by a
fence of wire netting 10 feet high.
Twonty-fivo enthusiastic mcmDors
have placed the club on a firm finan
cial baals, and the boys expect to be
ready to play ball by April 1.
.aboring Man Was Crippled
for Life Yesterday at Thorn
FIRST ATTEMPT TO BEAT
HIS WAY ON RAILROAD.
Was Out of Money and Trying to Get
to Baker City A Man of Good Ad
dress and Appearance Had No
Intention of Beating His Way Un
til a Slow Train Came Along Vic
tim Is at St. Anthony's With Only
a 8llm Chance for Recovering.
J. O. Bloucher, a laboring man.
was run over by an O. It. & N.
freight train yesterday afternoon at
2 o'clock nt Thorn Hollow, nnd Is In
St. Anthony's hospital, with hut lit
tle chnnco for his life. After tho
nccident ho was brought hero, arriv
ing about midnight. Ho wns greatly
weakened from loss ot blood, and
this morning tho surgeons In chargo
had but little hopes that ho could
In attempting to catch tho train h
slipped, nnd his left arm was ground
to pulp from tho shoulder to tho
hand. Though vory weak from loss
of blood and In great pain, tho man
roiiHcnlnd to tell IiIh story this morn
ing. Ho snld:
'My nnmo Is J. O. Bloucher and I ,
nm 32 years of ago. I camo from
Blackburn, Oklahoma, nnd havo been
In this country for somo tlmo. I
havo been working at Iono for quite
a while, but ran out of work anu
somo of tho pooplo told mo that I
perhaps could got something to do
on tho farms In this section, bo I
camo across country looking for
work. I did not find It and was in
tending to go to Bakor City,
"At Thorn Hollow I was walking
along tho track when tho train camo
along, nnd It Roomed to bo going
slowly. I did not know bow to board
It, for this was my first attempt at
heating my way. It Is about tho first
tlmo I was over broke when I had to
travel, and I did not know how to
gi't aboard. .
"I tried to catch the end ladder ot
a our, but tho sand gnvo way under
my feet, or olso I wns not nctivo
onoiigh, and I fell hotwoon the ends
of two cars, Ah I struck I thought
I was dear under and gnvo up: but
the next InHtiint I wns thrown to
one sldo of tho track, with Just my
nrm torn off, nml I was novor so
tlcldi-il in my llfo. I am pretty weak,
hut think when tho doctors get ma
flxud up that I will bo all right In a
Bloucher was operated on this
morning and his arm wits taken off
at tho shoulder Joint, und at lust re
ports ho was resting easily, though
It Ih doubtful It lie will recover from
tho shock of tho operation, owing to
tho Ions ot blood and his woakened
Tho mnn Is not ft tramp, ns can be
seen from his genoral nppoaranca
nnd his dress. Ho was dean, both
In person nnd In clothing, nnd Is one
of those unfortunates who aro com
pelled to tako clinnces by tho Irony
8HIPPING ELGIN GRANITE.
L. Monterastclll Now Superintending
the Shipment of Three Carloads of
L. Montcrastelll left this morning
for Ulgln, where ho will remain for
tli nuvl uiiiik- Kiiimrlnlnnilliiir tho,
ulil.itn.tn I lt I lii iu i MI r tllll(ln of Klein
granite, from his quarry near that
This granite will ho used In this
ir,iiiiinr nllll Wlllln Will 111 for
buildings and monuments and Is one
of tho finest granites In tho West. It
Is found in ill no runt colors aim i
onflllv U'lirUpil. Tlld HlllinlV Of tho
stono Is apparently Inexbaiistlblo and
all tho towns In Kastern Oregon are
now uslug It.
Otis C. IiikIo has sold to Pauline
InKlo for $1.0. a tract of land im
section 12. township C north, range
36, being property In Milton.
Wife and Paramour Killed.
Jcrsoy City, N. ' J., March
23. His wife not returning
homo all night, Theodore
Schultr, a salesman, confirm
ed his suspicions that sho
was with George Borchard, a
machinist, by golug to tho
lattcr's room and breaking in
the door. He found the wo
man and Borchard both dead
in bed, with pistol shot boles
in their heads.
Known as tho Caatio usu mrv.