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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, THUKSDAY, A PHIL 28, 1904.
NO. 603 4.
elve as much nltentmn to t CaMP tfflflHH".r light frost early morning. Frl-
!.lf of the tattle as ho docs illBiL A fnr; warmer,
'the M" iIWM I III lmHHM HHMHHMPr j . ....n.., . ,
A LITTLE j
OB IN THE
Draft Eliminated the
Penalty for Imperfect Com-
TILL THIS AFTERNOON
L, Louis Firm Is Trying to Break
L the Pendleton Gas Field With
proposition Which Makes Munlc-
Ll Absorption Practicable Sys
tematic Plans Laid for the Compll-
Itlon and Collection of the Poll
hx Due This Season.
L .itv rntinrll had one Idea In
ivA ind ii I iht. nn (I thnt was that
Bucau "o -
vis about time they woko tho gas
Inchlse ordinance up ana passed
A remonstrance was presented,
;ned by a large number or rest,
nts of the vicinity of the power
itlon asking that tne city refuse to
low tho proposed gas station to bo
iced on the site of tne proscnt.
metric plant. Tho matter was re
red to the committee on ordlnan-
is, which will give It consideration
ille looking over tne gas ordinance
The franchise bill that has been
imberlnc bo long was reported la-
irably last night and tho council
epared to pass it, when it was dis
irered that one paragraph (relating
the penalty for not operating tho
lant and repairing tho streets) was
reality not under the signaturo,
id at tho request of tho city attor-
7 tho ordinance was roforred back
the committee, with instructions to
lare an amended draft made. It
'as then decided that whon the
rancll adjourn it bo until this after-
loon, at which time It would moot
pa9s tho ordinance as amended.
An application for an. ordlnnnco
as presented by James A. Foe in
ichalf of C. M. Idloman, of Portland,
ilo is the agent for a company of
'ipItallsU wishing to Install a gas
ilant In the city. A draft of tho
'ranchlso asked for accompanied tho
letter, and It was referred to tho or
Details of the Proposition.
The proposition is mnde by some
company In St. I-ouis, the name of
wmcti Is not given by Mr. Idloman.
and It is supposed that tho gas mado
oy tnem Is a now product. It la, not
made from coal, as Is tho caso with
Use g8 'proposed by tho Northwest
ern people, and it Is stated in the let
ter that the product Is used in sev
eral of the largo cities and is giving
the best of satisfaction.
Tho company, in tho draft of its
proposed franchise, gives to the city
U right to buy the plant provided
municipal ownership is over decided
ln, It tho city files its intention
sot leas than three nor more than six
watts before tho timo of purchase.
Jke prlco to bo glvon in such caso
w governed by tho estimated
Ult6 Of thn nlnill nt, ilnlnrmlniu) Viu-
ke Income computed at tho lowest
w rate of interest,
'a rottirn for tho franchise tho
wwny proposes to furnish tho city
ior an of its public buildings,
r any buildings owned or occupied
T It, freo of cost,, and It promlsos to
e the plant in operation In ono
ar from tho tlmo of tho granting
ho. franchise. The estimated value
me proposed plant Is $25,000.
Poll Tax Affairs.
n v .S?" tns nucstlon was broufcht
TJJ Je clty attorney and it was or-
i. . u" w Shoppard. now act-
. 5poml PoHcoman in tho ab
Z . of. NlKht Pol'conian Tflompson.
iWyolnt,c'1 a Bnocll mcer who
oonid make a canvass of .tho city
"Mho purposo of compiling a poll
" will bo his duty to onroll
from a dentB wh0 aro not exempt
inZ " ,ax!8' ftnd to collect from
" those who will pay.
ttTmi,Ai,i.and th0 llat turno,, ,nt0
tke r!lu! in,th0 cl,ty attorney, bring
ttem .n(tant onoa mt0 court to force
tffi k makl,,K their payment,
the cltv li)rP1gram mnPP ot by
to uS ,' ,?na ,il wl bo carried out
TOtlons can bo onforcel. '
, Exile Returns.
Sett Al?" 28-Norraan
lied B th0 "UKr. ox-
Tears rL ,llzorlana 801
ted to 1 haa heon Permit-
: watrdaeoby u, ,ato :
National Reform League Discussing
Chicago, 111., April 28. Many and
interesting wore the papers present
ed at tho sessions of this, the second
day of the annual meeting of the Na
tional Municipal League. Among ine
papers were tho following: "Method
of Nomination to Public Office an
Historical Sketch," Dr. Charles B.
Spahr, Now York; "The Unsatisfac
tory Character of Present Methods
of Nominating to Municipal Elective
OITlco," Clinton Rogers Woodruff,
Philadelphia; ."The Municipal Situ
ation in Cambridge," H. 1. Wheeler,
Cambridge, Mass.; "Tho New Or
leans Situation: What a Partisnn Ad
ministration Hns Done," J. Pember
ton Baldwin, Now Orleans; "Tho Use
of Descriptive Political Designations
In Connection With tho Names of
Candidates," Ernest A. Hempstead,
Meadvlllo, Pa.; "Municipal Trading,"
Professor James Mavor, University
The feature of tonight's session Is
to be the annual address of the pres
ident of tho league, Charles .1. Bona
parte, of Baltimore, who will take as
his subject, "Partisanship In Munici
BIG MISSIONARY MEETING.
Is a Prelude to the Methodist Quad
rennial. Bnn PVnnrlnm Pnl.. Anrll 2R.
What is probably the largest and
most notable missionary convention
over held on the Pacific coast opened
this afternoon In the Alhambra the
ater. The convention, which will re
ma'in In session until next Monday
ntternoon, is in tne nature oi a pre
lude to the quadrennial conference ol
tho Methodist Enlsconal church tc
nnnn ni T nK Anireles next week.
Thn imrtlplnaTitR in the conlerence
InMmln n mninritv of thn blshons of
tho church, eminent lay -worriers and
missionaries to a total of several
hundred, all of whom are en route to
tho Los Angeles meeting. The prom
Innnt tnlnRlnnnrles who will Bneak In
Mucin TtlRhnn HartzoH of Africa. Bisn
ops Thoburn and Warne of India, and
niahnn ATnnm. who pomes from Ko
rea. Bishops Warren, Vincent, An
drews and Joyce will also Take pari
THEREFROM ARE HEAVY,
A Naval Officer Tells Tales Out of
School, Accounting .for so Many
Transports Going Aground Lack
of Discipline Is Also an .Important
Washington. April 28. F. W,
Jones, second officer of the transport
Sherman, in n letter to the division
superintendent of the service, alleges
that disasters to government trans
ports have been due to drunkenness
among tho men and officers and lack
of discipline, and general Incapacity,
Thore have hoen seven transports
ashore In tho past 12 months In East
Second Oldest Michigan Parish,
Monroe, Mich., April 28. The
members of St. Mary's parish, tho
second oldest parish in Michigan,
havo completed arrangements for
tholr second biennial International
banquet to ho glvcu tonight. Senator
Alcer. Mayor Maynury or. uetrou
Bishop Farley and other men of
prominence aro announced as spean
American Pastors In Europe Confer
mi FYnneo. Anrll 28. A confer
enco of tho pastors of tho American
churches In Homo, raris, uenevn,
Floronco, Dresden, Lucorno and Mu
nich was begun hero today. Bishop
Leonard presiding. Numerous ques
tloiw affecting tho American church
es in Europo aro to bo discussed,
OREGON'S WOMAN JOURNALI8T.
Edythe Tozier Weatherred Has a
Column Write-up in "Newspaper
dom" of April 21,
Mrs. Edytho Tozier Weatherred,
Oregon's woll known woman journal
ist, editress of tho Exposition, the
monthly magazlno published In tho
Interest of tho Lewis and Clark fair,
at Portland, and apodal commission
or from this stnto to tho Buffalo and
Charleston expositions, is given a
tnrv WritO'UD In
"NowHpnpordom" of April 21, tho
leading Journal tor gourimuoiB, i iu
rTnii.,.i atntna Tier nlcturo also ap
pears with tho artlclo and tho pnpor
mahes especial montlon of tho effic
ient work which Mrs. Weatherred is
now doing for tho Lewis and Clark
fair In thq East.
rriw. ,,tuni pcirIi imvmont for tho
Panama canal will ho mado In a fow
days and receipted for, and work
boeun on tho ditch In a fow wooks.
Narration of Events Which
Filled the H ours of the
MADE BEFORE ADJOURNING.
The Bill Carrying the Appropriation
Also Gives the President Arbitrary
Authority Equal to That of i. Czar
on the Isthmus Wind River Res
ervation Will Not Be Opened This
Year Current Expenses $28,000,
000 Above Prior Estimates.
Washington, April 23. Congress
adjourned this afternoon sine die.
Matters of minor Importance
emerging from conference were dis
Among the most Important acts
this morning was the agreement on
the conference report on a Panama
cannl bill carrying Jl 0,000,000 ap
propriation, as desired by the sen
ate, and a provision leaving tho con
trol and management of the zone to
the president, as decided by the
The house refused, to order the
previous question bill for the open
ing up to settlement of the Wind
TUver Indian reservation in Wyom
ing. Excess of Expenditures.
When the senate met the confer
ence report on the river and harbor
bill was agreed to.
Allison, chairman of the appropri
ations committee, presented a tabu
lated statement of the appropriations
of congress for the year -ending July
1, 1905, showing an excess for the
current year of $28,000,000 above es
timates. United States Judges.
The president nominated the fol
lowing to be judges of the United
States courts In Indian Territory:
Thomas Humphrey, (Territory) ;
Louis Oulzbacher, (Missouri); W. It.
Lawrence, (Illinois); J. T. Dlckerson
Town in Italian East Africa Cap
tured From Dervishes.
Lrmclnn Anrll 28. The British na
vol commander at Aden reporth the
ncmtnrn nf llllir. Italian East Africa.
from the Dervishes. Tne British
bluejadkets who co-operated with tho
Italians lost tbreo killed and six
.,.n,inHiH Thn Dervishes defended
the towers In a determined manner.
but tho bluejackets urove mem out
The Dervishes lost heavily.
.'SANTA FE STRIKE.
Is Extending Eastward Rapidly
Among Shop Men.
nnnvnr Anrll 28. The boilermak
nro nnri thntr nnnrentlces. the metal
workers and plpo men in the Santa
Fe railroad shops at Albuquerque, rv
M., this morning polled the macule
it,,,. ...hn .onc nut. vesterdav after
noon. Blacksmiths and helpers may
Join tho strike tonight.
The machinists at Trinidad, Col.,
orn utlll nt work. nB are those at
Itaton, N. M. All non-union men aro
Chicago, April 28. May wheat
,nn,l 7 rlcmed 88U: old July
wi, - - " -
,.h.i,i 84'. . r osed nb'h: new juiy
opened 83. closed 84. July corn
opened 48, closed 4ts,.
Beets Are In Fine Condition Carload
w Mrnnmfts returned last
night from a week's visit to Swltz-
i . ini.J tfVinrft hn hem hnen In-
ler a " " -
spocting bis new crop of sugar beets.
The bcolji aro pruniiuE uj jnoiu
plentifully, and workmen are now
thinning them for tho first time.
Mr. McComas shipped a carload of
hogs to Pendleton from tho Island,
whon he left, having sold them to
Schwnrz & Greulich for 6 cents a
Called to Illinois.
tnkn v TJnilL'iiH. the well known
Athena, has received a
message that his mother was danger-
i.. in ,,i crvKtni Lake. 111., bis
ofd homo, and will leavo for thero
In tho morning, accompanied uy
mv. - Vnmn Hlt v. which is
J I1U (Jlu
now on tho Oregon-California coast
run, will go on mo ia ruuiu
on June 1,
They Have Hemmed in Large
Russian Forces on Lower
RUSSIANS FAIL TO
DECOY JAP FORCES.
The Latter Are Now Entrenched In
One Position on Manchurlan Side
of the River Japanese Lose a
Heavily Laden and Important
Transport, Captured and Sunk by
Russian War Ship. Japanese Were
Repulsed at Tucren Cheng.
London. April 28. neuter's Chce
Foo correspondent wires that the
Japanese have occupied Kulleng
Cheng, on tho right bank of the Yalu,
south of Antung. Such a' move Is
highly Importnnt from a strategical
standpoint, as It would mean they
would havo the Russian forces on
tho Yalu hemmed In on throe sides:
In front would be the main force of
tho Japs, to tho east and northeast
forces iof Japs are known to havo
crossed the Yalu Monday and Tues
day, and on the west the force now
reported as occupying Kullen Cheng.
Trying to Decoy Japanese.
The London Central News corres
pondent nt Toklo states the latest
news from WIJu Is to tho effect thnt
Russian and Japanese scouts are con
stantly exchanging shots, tho Rus
slans attempting without success to
draw the Japanese from the positions
the latter have taken, inclement
weather delays the Japanese opera
tlons. Japs Lose a Transport.
St. Petersburg, April 28. Official
dispatches report that on April 25
two Russian torpedo boats blow up
a Japanese transport at Ccnsan,
Korea. The transports enrried a
cargo of 400 tons of rice and military
stores, 1,600 tons of coal, four Hotch-
kiss guns, 17 officers, 20 men and 85
coolies. Sixty-five sailors were cap
tured. Other Japaneso officers nnd
men who resisted were sunk with tho
Japanese Are Repulsed.
London, April 28. The Central
News Lia Yang correspondent says
there has been no fighting on tho
Yalu since Tuesday and supplement
ing the dispatches regarding an en
gagement that day says:
"Tho Japanese, auvanclng on
Tueren Cheng encountered Husslnn
forces. The Japanese received n hot
flro from a Russian battery. They
gave but slight resistance, then re
treated In disorder upon tho noxt
village, whvre tho men dispersed,
tuking refuge in the houses."
Japs Advance Up the Yalu.
Toklo, April 28. Admiral Hosoya,
of tho third squadron, reporting op
orations of the torpedo fleet up the
Yalu Monday and Tuesday, says tho
enemy's Held guns opened without
effect. A force of tho enemy on an
Island midstream, fled. Tuosday 100
Russian cavalrymen attacked a Jap
anese ladnch. A torpedo boat re
plied and tho enemy fled to tho
Pendleton Academy Has Bright Out
look for Ensuing Year.
Tbo board of trustees of Pendle
ton academy mot at tho academy
building last evening, In an informal
review of tho affairs of tbo Institu
tlon and found conditions very hope
ful for ono of tho best years In tbo
history of the school.
Tho Eastern Oregon presbytery
haa taken a doeo Interest In tbo In
etltutlon, and the excellent work
done durinjr the past year, haa placed
tho academy In tne front rank of
Inland Empiro schools.
Tho board as now organized con
slsts of tho following members: Lot
Llvermorc, president; Dr. E. P. Hill
and Dr. W. S. Holt of Portland; J.
H. Barton and Judgo R. Eakln of
Union: C. S. JackBon, Fred Nolf,
Rev. W. L. Van Nuya and Bert Huff
OPEN TILL 8 P. M.
Agreement Relating to Later Hour
During the Summer,
Thn murrhnrla nnd thn fllorks'
TTnfnn hnun Hnnlrlnrf chnr thn HtorOS
of Pendleton shall remain open un
til 8 o'clock p. ra. on nnd alter mo
nruf rit Mov. crhlfl Action hna been
contemplated fpr aomo tlmo, and tbo
arrangement will last during tho
summer and fall months, or uutll tbo
days begin to enorten.
MAKE PROOFS BRIEF.
Land Department Orders Superfluous
La Grande, April 28. Commission
er Richards, of the United States
general lantl office, hns sent out no
tice that In tho past transcripts In
contest cases havo been burdened
with Irrelevant questions which add
materially both to the cost of re
viewing tho testimony nnd ho nsks
that hereafter more enro and Judg
ment be exercised In this regard. In
his letter tho commissioner snys:
"Your attention Is called to that
provision of rule 41 of tho rules of
practice which directs officers tnklnit
testimony In contest cases to 'sum
marily put a stop to obviously Irrele
"A failure to enforce this rule not
only frequently burdens parties to
a contest with unnecessary cost nnd
expenses, hut It causes much tlmo
to bo consumed In the trial nnd con
sideration of such ensca, nnd al
though other provisions of thnt rule
limit your power to exclude tesn-
moiiy. it Is urged, nevertheless, that
you enforce very strictly tho provis
ions of the rule referred to, nnd ex
clude as far as possible from the
records nil obviously Irrelevant tes
MISSISSIPPI CLUB WOMEN.
Federation is In Session With Large
Oxford, Miss., April 28. Oxford
was tho Mecca for club women from
nil parts of Mississippi today, tho oc
casion being tho nnnunl convention
of their Btate federation. An Inter
esting program covering two dnys
has been arranged for the gathering.
The federation officers In chnrgo
of the convention nro: President,
Mrs. Mattlo Hardy Lott, Meridian;
vlco-presldents, Mrs. Annie Wright,
Jackson; Mrs. Ellznbeth A. Jones,
Costal Springs; Mrs. Henry Broach,
Meridian; Mrs. Delia II. Herman,
Pontotoc; Mra. Ruth B. McDowell,
Holly Springs; Mrs. Oeorgo Richard
son, Macon; recording secretary, Mrs.
D. L. Snlton, Oxford; corresponding
secretary: Miss Blanche Alexander,
Kosciusko; treasurer, Mrs. II. M.
Todd. Crystal Springs; auditor, Mrs.
Nannie Melver, Okolona.
RAVE BIG PICNIC
EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE
SUNDAY, MAY FIFTEENTH.
Affair Will Be Under the Auspices of
the Eagles, But the General Pub
lic Is Urged to Be Present Spec
lal Railroad Rates A Great Time
A big picnic Is being planned by
I ho business men and citizens of
Freowater for May 1C. All kinds of
programs havo been, or aro now bo
Ing arranged for tho event, anil tho
Eagles if Pendleton and Wnllu have
been Invited to bo present and help
Tho details havo not yet been set
tled entirely, but tho work Ih well on
tho way, and It Is certain to bo a
great success. Tho committee will
secure a speclul rate from l'uudlelon
to Freowater and return over the O.
R. & N., and apodal pains will ho
taken to entertnln all of ilw guests
of tho 50 who may attend.
FARMERS' PICNIC AT ECHO.
Will Be a Feast Day for Candidates
and Farmers at the Cannery Town.
Tbo fnrmora' picnic at Echo, next
Saturday, April 30, promises to bo
ono of tho most enthusiastic affairs
of tho aoason.
Candidates aro going lo bo prea
ent for a handshaking tournament,
prominent speakers will bo on hand
and the peoplo of Echo have made
preparations to accommodato tho
crowds In tne most graceful manner.
Committees on music, refreshments,
speaking, dinner and general pro
gram havo been appointed and now
havo everything In shnpo for tho
Colonel R. C. Judson. Industrial
agont of tho O, R. & N., will bo
present. Dr, James Wlthycornb, of
the agricultural college, will deliver
an address, and professor Leo, of tho
Hazelwood Creamery, of I'nrtiunu,
will bo present to talk on dairying
Tho Hazelwood Cream Company
has volunteered to furnish freo Ico
croam for the occasion, and Pendle
ton neonlo aro Invited to attend anil
enjoy tho picnic.
Wnr.l turn honn sent to the sher
iff's offlco from Rltzvlllo that J. J.
Murry, who escaped from tho ofllcors
thero a day or so ago, haa been re
captured and Is now boiug hold for
elm Pnrwllntnn officers. DODlltv lllnk-
ley will leavo this evening for that
place and will bring his man back
ARE VERY BRIGHT
J. H. Gwinn Hopes Growers
Will Decline to Sell Until
the Regular Sales.
WYOMING PRICES START OFF
1 AND Wz CENT HIGHER.
Buyers Are Active All Over the West
Some of Them Storing Wool to Sell
Again Price of Oregon Wool Has
Been Fixed by the Sales In Wyom
ing and If the Grower Will Hold
Until Sales Day, the Market Is In
J 11. (Jwlnn, secretary of the Ore
gon Woolgrowors' Association, Is
more hopeful than ever for good
prices for Oregon wool thlB yenr. Ad
vices from the East Indicate that
tho samo grades of wool aro Belling
nt an advance of 1 to 14 conta per
pound over Inst year's prices and
thnt buyers nro very actlvu In con
tracting at present prices, which
would cleurly Indicate thnt they ex
pect n raise, before tho season's clip
is disposed of.
Several buyers In Umatilla coun
ty nro making strenuous offorts to
buy up tho choice clips before tho
snle dates arrlvo. TIiIb 4s uvldenco to
Mr. Owlnn that tncBo buyers expect
n spirited contest on sales day, nnd
thnt prlcea will also bo favorable, If
the woolgrowors hold their clips un
til thu sales.
If thu buyers succeed In buying up
the choice lots beforo tho dnto of tho
Balea dayB, however, and weakon
tho mnrket by skimming off tho
cream at prlvnto purchases, then It
will be most unlavornblo for tho
grower. Thero Is vury llltlo disposi
tion among tho woolgrowors to do
this, nnd Mr. Owlnn hopcB to bco all
the wool In tho county offered for
Balo on thoHo days, In ordor to
strengthen thu market and mako the
Balea tho Important and vital ovont
In tho wool market In Oregon, here
after. Soveral of the buyers nro storing
wool they havo bought, In hopoa of
selling It ngaln, at an advanco In
price, thus reaping tho profits that
justly belong to tho producor.
Mr. Owlnn haa recolvcd tbo follow
ing figures from a Boston rovlow of
the wool situation, which Indlcntcs
that ull tho merchants and buyers
confidently expect n raise in price
beforo tho clip of 190. Is marketed.
Tho review saya:
"If thu Boston mnrkot lacks Inter
est Just now In point of aalea, thoro
Is enough activity In the growing
sections to mako amends and show
that thero nro plenty of operators
with faith In tho future. BuyorH nro
'numerous In Wyoming and Utah,
which aro Just now tho centers of
activity. Thu nuw clip Ih moving
lively at atlff prices. At Caspar,
Wyo., 13 16 and 14 cents havo been
paid, choice clips having been con
I traded lit tho latter llgur", that wcro
! bought Inst year at 13 cents.
I "In Utah nothing less thnu last
year's prlci'n aro nccoptiible to tho
growers, Ihe raiigo being from 13
, to 15 i imlH, with whut are railed
medium clips selling for II nnd 15
"Many of tho leading Huston
houses are now operating and arts
paying the prices dimiunded. Home
fow nro holding back, as usual, but It
would seem, howuver, that thn price
of the clip hns been established and
that the wool sold In Oregon and
other new sections yet t" ho opened
lo tho market this season, would bo
on tho samo high level as thosu al
TWO CAR8 WOOL.
Washington Grown and Will Be Held
Here Until Sales Days.
Manager Fred Taylor, of thu Fur
nlab warehouse, recelvud a couple of
cars of wool from Washington over
thu W. & 0. It, this morning, con
signed to L. Shank, of Portland. Mr.
Shank has bought tho wool and will
bold It hero until tho tsalos dnys. Ho
Ih a Portland dealer, and haa a
branch houso In this city whero ho
ilcara In hides, pelts nnd wool.
Navvies Will 8trlke,
Vienna, April 28, Ten
thousand Oallclan utiii 7,000
Hungarian navvies employed
In navy building, have agreed
to strlko May 11, and havo
eulzcd a quantity of dynamite.
Many thousand dissatisfied la
borers and mechanics In pri
vate Ufa will Join tho movement.