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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAHCII 31, 1904.
k iummtr wanner j
L Council Held a Session
last Night ot interest anu
Concern to Taxpayers.
Ltels and expressmen
PRECIPITATE A NEW ISSUE.
draal Sections to Building In Jane Street
ly' a -Plumbing Ordinance Will Be
inres- mended to Increase Its Efficiency
; J-East End Hose House May Be
RDAT I Enlarged Relating to Cesspools
"P fl . j .i.u.r: inri Electricity
,ano vuiw -
Franchise for Twenty.five Years.
Pendleton Is the Beat ol war. For
lie past few days u nas oeen iuu
racers, and now It Is the hotel men
rco arc uubuic. i. ... - n -ihe
council last night the entire
ajtel proprietorsmp 01 me uij, uuu
hrao number of the hackmcn were
resent to state their cases to the
rA mnma tlmn nnat thn 'hns nf the
Hotel Bickers has been standing on
tile property ot we u. k. a: n., ana,
K being deemed dangerous by the
i8Ejmy, was oruerea to muve. ir.
fitters, considering mat ne nan tue
JiUt hnitcp In thp. nltv. and that
'ti loose had driven the first 'bus
ft) ti rtpnnL whprp it had had the
tnf nla-A nrtnmi hlc mnn tn tnlro
(A first nnfiltlnn npnrpst thp dermt-
Iten the trouble began. The other
hotel men wanted their old posi
Things werp Rtrntzhtpnpd out tn
a certain extent when the express
men butted In.
They claimed that as they paid
licenses to the city they were enti
tled to the hpst nnsitlnns. anrl tnnk
the places formerly occupied by the
"buses. A clash took place at 'he
train last night, and the city mar
shal threw the hacks out and put
the 'buses In, and all appeared at
the council meetlnfc to havp a hnart.
to-heart talk with the city fathers.
air. uicKers put the thing on a busi-
looting by offering $100 a year
for the position recently occupied by
his 'bus, and the council passed It
UP tO the Btrppt Mmmlttna ii-1ttMi
will award the plum,
Wants to Build In the Street.
A petition was presented to the
council signed by a number of the
e,Dt?,.of the west end, asking
k iiji W Sewe" be restrained from
bui Wing a house In Jano street. The
matter was discussed and referred
o the street committee. The street
LT u wl(h 0ll,er8 b-ing north
and south between the tracks of the
that nlVnd the - & N- ln
a t w. 5 ,own- was closed as
wh nTgffare.on Jnuo 29' 192'
w I r n,rahlfic lvcn tfae
tC S T or Uv f e streets,
mrt.mm so 8 block.
rouna ,0 find a crossing.
..The Jong inokf.,1 tn,
oiaance wa u. ,
abont Lu lniroduced and required
the counrn ' ""fl0 ww llt"e Wc
ent bal ,U- CUt Ut- and 11 was
for a 1 t in ,oru'nanco commit
will m..1 fixln' anil u'e coun
"ay ln "P11" session Frl-
nel that thV i. Tbcre la CTe:lt
n as Lf,,law 80 lnto cect ns
he nllK"!' ' " ? eat deal of
"Oltary, anS '',w .De,ne df e is not
1 when th r1" have 10 ctane-
An! Houe Enlarged.
anl asked ih.f'V ?Dd' was Pent
elar"c7 to aL h8e hoUSO be
thTaSpJt.? 601,118 placo
suca a rlail ?i. lD the ibsence of
mpany aJ . raerab(ira of the
th dty hi onCO,,npJ!"ed t0 come to
T"e matter me.eUne n8ht8-
'"mmittee. referred to the fire
RS9,:S CeMp" a"d Vault.
Is seuer "er or those who had Dut
,llth"'t ffln1!- aud Pr,yy vaults
nhJect Ho Ia8tructIona on the
3tt 11 such DiarLrdered ,0 BOe
?!ned or aL, . 08 wero either
wing them to be filled ..
r c wrt? Advert-
the cWc Ji !d P- F' Ces. of
to the Cno fadn, .of Salon.
10 eure ,. uncM' They wished
ncn In hLC,K,?eratlon of the
Slit?" 5 SnS'V
Unibr of their "L.fora "Pedal
' ,'""'r' ne matter
was inferred to J. R. Dickson, who
will present it to the next meeting
of the Commercial Association.
GUis and Electricity Franchise.
An ordinance was introduced giv
ing to the Northwestern Gas and
Electric Company a franchise for a
period of 25 years. The company
offers to furnish gas at a rate of 12
per 1,000 cubic feet for fuel pur
poses, $2.25 for fuel and light, and
$2.50 for light alone.
In return for the franchise tbe
company offers to pay into the
tronciirv pnrh nf thp second five
years of the contract $200; $300 ln
each year m tne tnira nve; iuu
during the fourth five, and $500
during tho last five years of ihe
franchise. The ordinance was re
ferred to tho ordinance committee
MEXICO'S NEW TARIFF.
High Protection Policy Goes Into Ef.
City of Mexico, March SI. During
the last week or so the custom
nnnspc nf Mpxlcn have had the busi
est period of their existence owing
to the rush of Importers to get their
goods through before the new tarirr
lnxvK hprnmfi effective tomorrow.
Thn new schedule is desicned to
protect growing manufactures of tho
republic, and the imports trom me
United States are expected to drop
off considerably owing to tho In
creased duties. For Instance, the
duty has been raised on machinery,
dry goods, vehicles, clothing, iron.
telegraph poles, belting, rallroaa
rails, structural Iron and steel, bot
tlpR nnd mirrors. Steel rails, hither
to free, will pay a duty of $10 per
metric ton, and leather belting will
pay 50 cents per kilogram, against
nnn ppnt fnrmerlv. Other commodi
ties on which a prohibitive tariff
has been placed are Virginia louacco
and fencing wire.
ECONOMY IN BUYING
Selling Prices Will Be Agreed to
Only as to a Few Staples The
Officers 'Were Selected From Dlff
erent Points Throughout the Coun
ty Every Dealer In the County
Expected to Join.
Representatives of the grocery
firms of the entire county met last
night In the office ot Halloy & Low
ell and perfected a grocers organ!
zatlon. Men from Weston, Athena,
Milton and Echo were at the meet
ing last night, besides the Pendleton
representation, and a permanent or
ganization was effected. J. B. Des
pain was elected president, Charles
Kohrman vice-president, D. P.
Smythe secretary, and Sim Cully, u
A committee was appointed to
draft a constitution and by-laws Cor
tho organization, which will be sent
to the different parties throughout
the county, who have signified tbiir
Intention of Joining tno oruer, lor
The nurooses of the order are mil
tual advantage and profit. They will
do their buying on a largo scale and
will thus be able to secure discounts
which a single buyer could not get,
On baking powder, lor instance,
by ordering a 60-barrel shipment
the company will allow a 17 per cent
discount. ThiB will not of necessity
bo of any advantage to the consum
er. though It may be. The prices 'i
the buyer will not be regulated ly
the association unless In a few
cases and on staple goods.
MELLMAN IS BLUFFING.
Electric Road Promoter Is Making a
Play to Sell His Water Rights to
Electric Light Company.
"Mailman will never build his eleo
trie road from Pendleton to Dayton,"
said a prominent business man from
Milton to the East Oregonlan today.
"He is Just running a bluff, In
hopes of selling his water rights on
tiro Tukanon and the Walla Walla
rivers to the Northwestern Gas &
Electric Company of Walla Walla
and Pendleton. This company ls now
making arrangements for the instal
lation of one of the biggest and
most complete electric light and
power plants in the Nortnwest on
the Walla Walla river, and Mellman
hopes by making a stir in his elec
tric road scheme at mis time, to
force the Northwestern people to
buy his water rights, or pay him a
bojius to shut up.
z'No; there is no prospect of rid
ing in electric cars from Milton to
Pendleton this fall."
The Pullman Company has decid
ed to rebuild all old cars and make
all new ones severely simple in fur
nishings and style, to do away with
tho accumulation of dust and mi
crobes. All medical authorities
have declared against the present
SIX WERE KILLED
BY AN EXPLOSION
Extensive Fireworks Factory
Destroyed Near Scranton.
THIRTY-ONE WERE MORE
OR LESS BADLY INJURED.
Dangerous and Threatening Fire Is
Now Raging Cause of Fire Prob
ably Friction, of Machinery Near
ly All the Victims, Both K i Mot
and Injured, Are Girls Immense
Quantities of Explosives and
Other Property In Danger.
Scranton, Pa., March SI. Twenty
five girls lost their lives this morn
ing by an explosion and fire In Dix
son's squib factory, at Perceburg,
four miles from this city. Two
bodies were found two blocks from
the scene and dozens of girls were
List of Fatalities.
Scranton, Pa., March 31. Six per
sons were killed and five Injured,
some fatally, ln the terrific explosion
ln the Dickson Squ i Company's
factory at Priceburg at 11 this morn
ing. Five of tho dead are girls', the
other a boy. All the bodies were
removed from the ruins, -which
afterwards took fire.
The dead are Laura Matthews,
Bessie Lewis, Lizzie Malion. Lizzie
Bray, Mary Callahan. The cause rf
the explosion is unknown, but is '-e-lieved
to have been ignition of tix
plosives from friction.
At this hour, 1:30, the fire depart
ment and a large force of volun
teers Is engaged in preventing a
spread of the flames to the storage
cellars and towers of tho workB,
where 18 tons of powder, 12 tons of
dynamite and upwards of 9ft tons of
manufactured products are kepL
Should their efforts not bo success
ful, the entire town of Priceburg and
much valuable railroad property is
Later Thirty-one persons, most of
whom were girls, were more or less
CLEVELAND TRUST ASSIGNS.
Cause, a Defalcation for an Un
Cleveland, O., March 31. The
federal Trust Company assigned
this morning. It has deposits
amounting to $800,000. An assign
ment was decided because Secretary-Treasurer
Clewell Is out of thJ
city and the officers are unable to
locate him or understand his absence.
Due to Defalcation.
Cleveland, March 31. It has been
ascertained that toe missing official
of tho Federal Trust Company is a
defaulter, but tho amount is not
Everett Buckingham Will Succeed
E. E. Calvin on the Oregon Short
Salt Lake, March 31. It Is official
ly announced as effective tomorrow,
that Everett Buckingham, superin
tendent of transportation of tho
Union Pacific, has been appointed
general superintendent of the Ore
gon Short IJne, succeeding E. J3.
Calvin, and the offlco of assistant
manager will be abolished.
Habeas Corpus for Marx.
Chicago, March 31. Judge Cby
tiauB this morning Issued a writ of
habeas corpua returnable Monday, In
the case of Marx, tho carbarner.
His counsel allege error in sentenc
ing the bandits, as the date conflicts
with the statutes, being two days
over the time allowed, and also er
rors in the clerk's records. A big
legal fight is on.
Thn PnttlnL'tll Advertising Agency
which recently failed in Boston, has
been declared legally bankrupt. LI
oi,nittf u nnoooo: assets. $250,000.
The firm was founded In 1848.
Trying to Develop an Entente
Cordiale Between Russia
REFUSE TO ENTER ARMY.
Were Offered Pardons as the Price
of Voluntary Enlistments Small
pox Rages In Irkutsk Province
Russians Fled Precipitately From
Chong Ju Immense Quantities of
English Coal Going to Japan Dis
cipline at Port Arthur.
FEAST Or PASSOVER.
Jewish Easter Is Now In Effect
Methods of Observance.
New York, March 31. Sundown
this evening mnrks tho beginning of
tho Feast of tho Passover. It Is the
Jewish Easter, according to the He
brew chronology, and Is observed iv
all branches ot tho faith, the reform
ed fiectlon abbreviating tho season
of unlenvend bread to seven ilnys,
nnd being less strict ns to the fill
Ailment of tho ancient traditions.
Tho Initial services of the feast aro
In tho homes of the worshipers, r.f
ter n season In tho synagogue. Serv
ices are held In tho synagogues tho
first two nnd tho Inst two days of
The method varies accenting to
tho beliefs of each congregation.
Tho unleavened bread Is nindo f.f
flour nnd water nnd usually In tho
form of thin wafers. It was the old
custom In Jerusalem to bake Iho
mntzoth In tho sun. There 1 no
rule as to meats or vegetables, but
nothing of liquors, snve wine, Is
St. Petersburg, March 31. Tho
Novosti today graphically describes
Port Arthur as n placo markedly
changed. Trains from tho city aro
tilled with fugitives and the military
are almost the only persons left at
the port, which resembles a city of
General Stoesscl has ordered all
shops to remain open during ;ho
The newspapers of Russia con
tinue to praise England nnd attack
America,, taking statc'mcnts of wit,
nesses of tho Chemulpo battle as a
tcxL The British captain threaten
ed to fire If the Japanese pursued
the sinking Russian vessels for tho
purpose of destroying them In tho
Inner harbor. Tho American ship
Vlcksburg alone refused to act the
humane part due from a commander
of sound mind and morals.
Wichita, Kas., March 31. Tho so
cialists of Kansas assembled In con
vention hero today with dolegntCH
present from many parts of tho
state. Tho convention will nomi
nate a full slnto ticket nnd pcrfost
plnns for wnglng nn active enm-pnlgn.
Chicago, March 31. May wheal
opened 80, closed 85; old July
opened 89, closed 89V4; now July
opened 8S, closed July corn
opened 53 V4, closed tno same.
Do Not Want Clemency.
Berlin, March 31. The Vossischo
Zeltung reports that the offer of mo
czar to pardon any political prison
er who would volunteer, has not boan
accepted In a single Instance.
Trust Company Failure.
Boston, March 31. Tho United
Trust Company closed its doors this
morning, Capital, $100,000; depos
its, $1,500,000. it Is n state Institution.
Smallpox at Irkutsk.
London, March 31. An eastern
correspondent of the Gazette, reports
an Increase of smallpox epiuemlc in
the province of Irkutsk. Thirty per
cent of the population of Matchao
Russians Fled Hastily.
A correspondent of tho Central
News at Rome telegraphs that Seoul
advices state that General MIseh
enka, the Russian commander in tho
Chong Ju fight, narrowly escaped
capture by the Japanese. Tho Rus
sians ion many suiiros ami rules uc-
hind in their flight.
English Coal to Japan.
I.lvprnnnl Mnrnh 31 It In rf.iuii't.
cd that nn English firm Is sending
JdU.uuo tons of coal, ostensibly to
'Jiilna, but really to Japan, at 23
shillings per ton.
Shoot to Kill.
St. Petersburg, March 31. aimer
al Stocssel, commander at Port Ar
thur, lias ordered sentinels to shoot
to kill all unauthorized persons np
proachlng tho fortifications and Mat
Admiral Makaroff's reply to con
gratulations by tho commander of
tho Black Sea fleet, states that Lieu
tenant Krlnlske, commander of the
torpedo boat destroyer Stllnl, Is hu
real hero'to ho honored for repellng
the Japanese attack.
Tho Ico breaker Krmnck has ur
rived lit Kronlstadt.
Troops for Canada.
Halifax, March 31. Tho military
authorities are expecting that 10
regiments of tho lino will next
month be stationed In Canada In tho
event of certain developments 'n
tho Far East.
New District Attorney.
Washington, March 31. It lias
been decided to appoint Cyrl Baxter
of Omaha, United States district at
torney of Nebraska, vlco Summers.
Francis B, Wright, who misappro
priated $30,000 of tho funds of tjio
bank of which ho was cashier at
Dundeo, 111., hag been sent to the
penitentiary for flvo years. It will
bo noted that It was funds of tho
bank which he stolo; not tho funds
of scattered outsiders.
Portland, March 31. The state
nrohlbltlon convention which has
been in session here for two days,
nominated the following state and
congressional ticket last night:
.Tnstlce of tho supremo court, O. J.
Bright, of Sherman county; dairy
and food commissioner, Ira W, Ber
ry, Milton; representative to con
gress from the first district, R. W.
Kelsay, of Yamhill county; second
district, H. W. Stone, of Multnomuh;
Joint senator Multnomah, Columbia
and Washington counties, F. Me
Presidential electors: T. H. Ames,
Multnomah; W. P. Elmore, Linn;
Leslie Butler, Wasco; and T. S. Mc
IN CRAVE PERIL
LEWIS AND CLARK FAIR
APPROPRIATION NOT SURE
ABLAZE AT NOON
Fire Started, Probably by a
Candle, in the Attic of the
GREATEST DAMAGE DONE
WAS BY SMOKE AND WATER.
Attic Was Undergoing Repairs to
Make It Suitable for the Storage
of New Goods, and Some Work,
man's Carelessness Is Responsible
Extent of Damage Cannot Be
Told at This Time, as There Wat
an Immense Amount of Goods on
Hand Insurance, $-15,000.
Bill Has Been Cut Down, Amended
Squeezed Out and Buffeted Owing
to Lack of Harmony Between
Between President and Oregon
Delegation Will Now Come Up
for Passage on Monday Under
Owing to tilt) lark of Influence ot
the Oregon delegation in congress
the Lewis and Clark lair 1)111 lias
been cut down, squeezed out, amend
oil. postponed and buffeted through
('-ingress, until thoro aro now grave
iloiililti about i' paaK.ug oven In iIh
pii'M'tit amended form, carry Ing but
$ inn (.ill) Instead of over $1,000 000,
as presented In lint senate.
It will now eomo up for Html con
slilorutioii In the house on Monday,
having been laid uvitr from Wediies
dny on account of a light attend
unco at tho session. Under tho rules
It will eoniu np for hearing under
suspension, when It will bo necoa
snry to muster a two-thlrils major
ity to pass It.
A m:i.cIuI from Wushlngtini says
tnat tl.c general disagreement ami
frlctien between the Oregon ileliigu
tlcu mid the president Is working
a gal lift tho hill, us against all other
k'f."Flutloii Intended to help Oregon.
There has been little headway
made for any Oregon legislation In
the house dining I Ills session of eon
Kress, owing to the election of Mr.
Williamson, who Is a new membor
and out of touch with tho legislation
1'iut .'ins been under progress for the
part foil i years.
LOG DRIVE STOPPED.
Perry Lumber Company Forced to
Postpone Spring Drive on Account
of Low Water.
While tho creeks ami river In
Umatilla county are full to over
flowing, tho water In Grand Hondo
river is so low that tho Perry Lum
ber Company has been forced to
postjiouo their annual log drive 'in
til a few warm days In tho high
mountains, starts the snow to melting.
A largo forco of men hud been
sunt to Starkoy Prairie and Camp
Carson, to begin tho monster drlvo,
about 20,000,000 feet of logs having
been banked out, but tho entlro
crow Is Idle, waiting for a rise In tho
river, before It will carry any portion
of the drive.
, . i
To California on a Visit,
John F. Hill, of Helix, has sold
his farm to his son, II. T. Hill, and
will leave ln a short timo for South
ern California, where he will visiL
On his return he will como by the
way of Spokane and Seattle. The
farm will be managed In the future
by the son.
It vas a poor automobubblo dot
doau'd vork both vays, '
An alarm of lire was turned In
from the Peoples Wurehoiibo this
afternoon at about 12:30 and when
the department readied the scene It
was discovered that tho little was
ablaze. A Hue of hoso was run ln;o
tho upper story and after n deter
mined struggle the tire was con
quered, but not until an Immense
amount of damage had been done.
Ah much of thu stock as could be,
was covered with oilcloths and can
vas, but the greater part of tho goods
stored In the front part of tho
building will bo badly damaged by
smoke aud water.
Probable Origin a Candle.
The origin of tho lire Is not dull
nltely known, but Is supposed to
have been caused by n candle loft
by olio of the employes whllo nt
work In tho at tie. For sovornl days
tho men luivo been at work putting
n ffoorlng on the rafters of the attic
In onler Hint largo amount of nur
pliiH stock could lie stored awny un
til It wob needed In the storo rooms
below, As much of tho work ps
could be, was done after night tn or
der that electric light could bo used,
hut owing to the necessity for room
tho men hnvo been at work during
(he daytime, using candles to light
them In their work. It Ib supposed
that a cnmllo was left burning whon
tho workmen quit nt noon.
Discovery of Fire,
Ed Ebon discovered tho flro dur
ing the noon hour, when smoke I o
gun to Isuiio through ' tho celling t
ono corner of the room, lie Imme
diately gave the alarm and by .ho
time thu llioiiien arrived tho smoke
was Issuing from between tho brl.-KB
of the upper story. Tho wator used
ran through thn celling lu streams,
drenching and ruining everything in
Its path. A number of the clerks
from the other stores, mid citizens,
did till In their power to cover tho
expoued stock ami remove every
thing possible to a plucu of safety.
Extent of Damage Unknown.
Mr. Cohen cannot at this time ca
tlmuto Ids loss. Thu stock was in
voiced on March 8, aud at that time
there was $57,000 worth of goods en
tho shelves. (Since that time nut a
day lias passed hut that u lar,;o
quantity of now goods has been -o-celved
nnd stored away. Thu goods
which wero ordered by Mr. Cohun
and Mrs. Clarke on their Kusturu
trips lias been coining for several
days, and a largo part of It Is In the
Htoro. How much Is damaged Is tot
at this timo known, hut ut IuuhC halt
of tho stock will ho damaged to
some extent, either by smoke or
Tho stock was Insured for $15,000.
TRAINLOAD OF TOBACCO.
Durham, N. C, Ships First 8olld
Tralnload In History of Business.
For thu first timo In thu history
of tho tobacco business a shipment
has been made In one order, to ono
concern, of a solid train of manufac
tured smoking tobacco.
On March 1, tho Norfolk & West,
em railroad started from Durham,
N. C, a train consisting of 30 cars,
all loaded with "Duko'H Mixture,"
tho entlro lot of tobacco l.elng a
purchase made by i..essrs. Hpraguo,
Warner & Co., Wholosalu grocors, of
Durham, whoro this tobacco is
manufactured, Is tho famo'iB tobacco
town situated In tho golden tobacco
belt of North Carolina. "Duko's
Mixture" was named many years
ago for Mr. J. B. Duke, the famous
tobacco man, and Its enormous
growth has mude it his net. and the
greatest care Is exercisodin its
This shipment contains 2.880.000
single packages of tobacco, and
would furnish each mole adult in the
United States with flvo smokes
each, or one package to eac,h of the
soldiers of the 'starding armies t
tho Uulted States, England. France.
Germany, Italy, Austria and Russia.
l ma train has gone direct from
Durham, N. C, to Chicago, III., and
has attracted much attention en