East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, June 21, 1904, DAILY EVENING EDITION, Image 1

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. Tonight and Wednesday fair.
fw r,nr .o son
,d Is I."-"
Ill, J
I he Opinion of the
ihosen School Di
li, L Smith.
:E "'yesterday
Lj Assurances That Mr.
sNot Antagonistic to Him
: ...net Said to
ft uirci.""
lorejonlan Representative
LjeclMr. Smith Is An-
tt Football and "Func-
Has Five Children In
Ll school election yestor
f; a snccessor to tho dlrec-
f keld by Leon Cohen, who
ited to fill nit tho unex-
lof C. S. Jackson, who re-
le lime ago, resulted In tho
E. U Smith over Mr. Co
Li of 21U to 55, tho largest
I it an election for a diroc-
eral years.
Vote Was a Surprise.
lit of the election, and tho
IgiTen, were both surprises
fcleot tne city, wno um noi
the added Interest con-
lus for a time reported
Yin an antl-Conklin con-
I waged, but this was denied
lids of Sir. Smith, wno as-
friends of Mr. Conklln that
mys been a frlond of tho
Went and had nothing
Mr. Conklln himself
lit opinion, and expressed
being well pleased with
b of Mr. Smith, whom he
I good man for tho place,
tell qualified to fill it to the
jests of the schools and tho
llth seems well pleased at
Siren him; In fact, express
es at Its sizo ami the Inter-
Rio; the election generally.
leased at the vote given me
r said Mr. Smith, "and I
pork for tho best advantages
liool and the district. If I
ui an Interest In tho schools,
loot thought mysolf capablo
on tne board. I would not
pied myself to have boon
le the people. I have ttvo
low In the schools nnd cer-
t'e an Interest in giving not
thy, but my part of tho pu-
m mat can be given them."
lonklln Not the Issue.
I about tho rumor that von
pel on an antl-Conklln tlr.k-
i Mt elected on any such a
ft u I know. I have an In
le schools, and wish to soo
re the best that pan lm
understand, however, that
I' treat deal of opposition to
j"1". mat there Is a numor-
Petition out asking for
patios, and that a crent mnnv
r complaining nt his man
wthe schools.
I am a good friend nf Mr.
f. and have always heon. I
"uiimren who will graduato
Mr year ami t .,,!, 1 in,.
"m graduate under Mr.
1 ant to. and mffin in wnrlr
liy with th i i
If there Is such a potltlon
IT. . . sly signed, and If
JKi ,ne ncPlo are dls-
Ita Mr Pr.ni.ii.....
7 H I think that having tho
uismci at heart it
Wl fOr him tn rnulro nn.l
P 'new man to come hero.
Mined as 8 olalraed, anil in
lu LL 5enI co,"tlon of tho
! reearda K,iii.ii .
la lu. ... . """'fi a"u ouier
V J attended to, It would bo
So. , J!.ay. wh all causo of
: - mck or harmony."
:rai and Society.
t'nlontlon, what do
Is """omeni mnuo
la the TLi CIi athletics and
PkwaMl.n.p'v. lot
pKt. r ,v 4 1,10 authority of
' "celted t 5 ?, rcaPonslbIo for
tenl'I!4 by tho players.
t tlr5!s,,!m- think it
snot.if 'ur. u'u students if
la tCuei ,0 overdo thorn-
Sfnl .t WK, Under lininnr
L1 theTeh? ynB student.
ucb BOciai llfn nnil
1 1. . not iiAof
social ,, ., lur "lem io
Hfcfa"eMoiw threo or
m tho debatlqg
society and tho programs tendered
Friday evenings aro of benefit, and
should be favored."
Portland Entertaining the Oregon As
sociation With a Splendid Banquet
and Program.
Portland, Juno 21. Tho reunion of
Oregon pioneers which will take
place In this city tomorrow, has been
carefully proparod nnd already hun
dreds of Willamette valley pioneers
are In the city.
Tho program will be short, consist
ing of oponing prayer, music by De
Caprio's band, address of welcome
and the annual address by Hon.
Charles B. Moores, of Oregon City,
nftor which the banquet will be serv
ed. Plates wll be laid for about 400
pioneers. Ono hundred Portland wo
men will have charge of tho banquet.
Moscow Gets Carnegie Library.
Moscow, Juno 21. Andrew Carne
glo hns notified this city that the sum
of $10,000 had been set asido for a
library here. Tho women's clubs and
tho Commercial Association took tho
matter In hand and secured tho dona
tion. A wealthy woman, Mrs. Julia
A. Moore, has offered a half block of
ground In tho business portion of tho
city for tho building. Tho city must
ralso ?1000 per year for additions to
tho maintenance of tho library.
No Doubt About the Selection of Cortelyou to Be Chairman
of the National Committee.
The Administration l& In the Saddle Likelihood of Reaffirmation of Plat
form of 190O, With Renewed Demand for Statehood The Machine
Systematically Snubbed Roosevelt, But the Convention Hands Him
Boquets No Likelihood of Anti-Polygamy Plank Four Women Dele
gates, All From West.
Native Oregon Daughters.
Portland, Juno 21. The sixth an
nual .convention of tho Native Daugh
ters of Oregon is now in session at
Portland, Mrs. Julia Gault, of Mc
MInnvllle, is presluent.
Chinese Steamer Lost.
London, Juno 21. Lloyd's Poo
Chow correspondent says the Chinese
stenmor Halshln Is lost, but gives
no details. Serious loss of life is
Was No Bull Fight.
Portland, Juno 21. Tho Humano
Socloty of this city yesterday pre
vented a bull fight which was sched
uled to take place at 2 p. m.
Gored by a Cow.
Lowlston, Juno 21. Mrs. David
Pugh was fatally gored by an Infuri
ated milk cow noar hero yesterday
Tried to' Induce His Inamorata to
Shoot Him, But She Would Not
Makes a Run for It, Stands Off me
Police, and Then Shoots Himself
Through the Brain Most Sensa
tional Affair, and Its Conclusion
Was Unusual to the Last Degree.
San Francisco, Juno 21. James
Black, n tailor, shot himself to doath
this morning on ono of the principal
business streets, after a sensational
pursuit by policemen and pedostrlans.
A few minutes boforo the tragedy
Black was talking with Ethel Hunt,
who has spurned his suit. Ho hand
ed hor a revolver and asked her to
kill him. Instead, she threw the
weapon into tho streot. Black pick
ed it up, held tho crowd at bay a few
momonts and then fled. A shot from
a policeman's pistol brought him to
a standstill, but boforo ho could be
taken, he fired a bullet through his
Spokane Fair Offers $500 for Ladles'
Relay at Coming Fair.
A purse of $G00 Is offered this year
by tho management of the Spokano
Interstate Fair Association for a la
dles' relay raco. Entries to this Inter
esting event aro open to all. It is the
Intent of tho fair management to have
different portions of tho Inland Lm
plro represented nnd to this end, en
tries from many Eastern Washington
counties aro desired.
The Ladles' relay raco will be one
of tho novel features on the Program
for tho Interstate fair this fall, Octo
ber 3d to 0th. M
The relay raco may be a now idea
to some and not familiar to the gen
eral public. Tho plan Is to have this
raco last over a period of five days,
four miles bolng covered each day by
tho contestants, who change horses
at tho end of each ratio, the winner
being tho rider making the best time
for tho 20 miles. Each contestant Is
expected to furnish her own horses
Full particulars governing entries
roBy bo had from Manager Cosgrovo..
Culdeaao Destroyed.
Spokano, Juno 21. The entire busl
ness section of Culdosac. Idaho, was
destroyed by flro yesterday fl ojonlng.
Loss, about $30,000. The fire s start
ed In Zumwolfs etoro and Is thought
to havo boon of Incendiary origin.
Chicago, Juno 21. If ever there
was a doubt about the nomination of
Fairbanks for vice-president, late de
velopments have set It at rest. When
Pennsylvania and New York fell Into
line other boomlets did not have a
leg to stand on. I
Cannon's forceful and picturesque
expression on the subject of his can
didacy settled tho matter, so far as
tho New York scheme to nominate
him Is concerned. i
Iloosevelt has kept his hands out of
tho fight, but Cornelius Bliss, who
represents the president, waB con
sulted and acquiesced In the pro
gram. ,
There will bo no fight In tho con-1
vcntlon, although there may bo com-'
pllmeniary votes for a number of
others, whose enthusiastic friends re
fuse to permit the withdrawal of
their names. ,
Acquiesce In Cortelyou. .
The rebellious talk against the se
lection of Cortelyou for the national
chairmanship, has almost entirely
subsided, nor is there longer talk of
a compromise looking either to Cor
telyou's selection and subsequent res
ignation to accept the postmaster
generalship, or looking to the selec
tion of Cortelyou as chairman of the
executive committee, and the choice
of someone else to preside over tho
national committee itself.
Cortelyou was detained In New
York on account of tho Slocum dis
aster, but Is expected here Wednes
day. His coming, however, will have
little effect on tho situation.
No Tariff Reform.
The hopes of tho tariff readjusters
for a revision plank In the platform
aro doomed to disappointment, as but
little talk Js heard foreshadowing any
concessions on the part of the stand
patters, but tho Western delegates
continue the agitation against an
anti-polygamy plank, a matter in
which tho delegates from Utah, Idaho,
Colorado, Wyoming and other inter
mountain commonwealths aro stand-
I Ing together.
I Revamping Statehood Issue.
Another fruitful topic for the West
erners Is tho statehood question.
Though the last two congresses havo
refused to carry out the platform
nlodires looklnc to the admission of
Oakland, Arizona and New Mexico, to
statonooci, mo uooiuura ui
hope, and the struggle will be renew
ed before the committee on resolu
tions. Is a Roosevelt Convention.
Chicago, June 21 It Is n Iloose
velt convention now. The change
has como with the arrival of the
great mass of delegates and thous
ands of hustling republicans. Iloos
ovolt badges galore aro worn on coats
of men to be seen In tho streets, meu
not registered among the leaders of
tho parlor conferences.
Until .Monday, the leaders held
sway. They wen' the old guard of the
machine organization, whoso own
great purpose was to perpetuate their
rule. Some were antl-Koosevelt, and
In whose eyes the president Is u io
lltlcal accident, who had been given
a renoralnntion by force of circum
stances. They threw cold water
whenever Iloosovelt sentiment ap
peared, Ignored the president In the
convention arrangements, and bad not
thought of him In planning tho decor
ations. Most Importunt of nil, they
decided that ono of weir own selec
tion should bo the new chairman of
tho committee, the national leader of
tho party.
Old Guard fs Routed.
Then It was tho president's friends
on tho ground made a dotermlnod
stand, Insisting that Cortelyou should
havo tho place. Those Koosovolt men
hold their guns until the anay of del
egates bogan flocking In Sunday
night. Monday tho ontlro force had
arrived, and tho old guard and ma
chlno was routed. Talk to ono of
them today, and you get the meek
stntomont that Cortelyou will bo
chairman, and they are for hlra. They
havo heard from tho "Llttlo fe lows"
who represent tho districts and who
are direct from tho people, they find
a mighty sentiment among tho mass
of republicans who favor Roosevelt.
Tho list of old organization display
ed on tho national committee by now
men, Includes Kerens, Missouri; Shel
don, Now York; Stewart, I'nol8
Hawloy, Texas. Tho old machine has
boon shattered, noosovelt js leader
nnd his picture now hangs In public
places and looks forth from badges,
his name figures In tho conversation
of groups of men and cheers of tho
Four Women In Convention.
Chicago, Juno 21. Four women
are among thoso at tho convention
hall today, who will occupy the green
chairs reserved for tho select. They
come from Western Btatcs, whore wo
men vote, to sit as alternates In tho
Mrs. J. B. West of Idaho, heads tho
quartet in point of national expert
ence. She was one to represent Idn
ho In tho republican convention of
1900. Mrs. Jennie Nelson of Utah,
another alternate, Is wife of Charles
Nelson, a prominent business man,
This Is her first experience, though
she has been a delegato in many Btate
conventions in Utah.
Mrs. O. E. Lcfovcr and Mrs. A. A.
Eldrldge come from Colorado. The
latter Is entitled to a seat as a del
egnte as Judge Nixon for whom sho
Is an alternate, was unable to como,
For Early Adjournment.
Tentative efforts were made by the
New York delegation this morning to
rush the program of the convention
and complete all business before to
morrow night. Many delegates be
lieve that with tho ticket settled In
advance, with no situation to clear
up, It Is fruitless to drag tho con
vention over two days. Tho question
of an enrly adjournment rests entire
ly within tho discretion of tho con
vention. Chairman Payno, of tho national
committee, said a strong under cur
rent of sentiment Is favorablo to early
adjournment. Foraker says ho would
not be surprised If tho business of
the convention was concluded Wed
nesday night. Governor Black Is also
of the opinion tho convention ought
to be put through with a snap, as
everything Is cut and dried.
Decorative Plans.
The convention hull presented a
brilliant scene of color this morning.
Hanging as a sort of canopy above
the sluglo gallery was a long, fes
tooned strip of red, white and blue
bunting stretched from end to and
of each side of tho vast nmpltheater.
From each point where tho bunting
wus caught up, was suspended a large
hanging basket of graceful ferns.
Above overy second ono of those was
a group of llvo American flags In the
bosom of whobo folds reKsed a pic
ture of Iloosovelt, Between these
stands of Mags were bouglm and tho
grcon follnge made a pleaBant relief
for the eyes. Tho steel girders on
the way to tho roof were entwined
with green foliage, nnd each girder
boro another portrait of tho presi
dent. At the houth end of the ball on a
temporary stand, tho First Heglmcnt
Bund hold forth. At tho north end
was strung a largo placard announc
ing. "Under this banner both Harri
hoii and McKlnley were twice nomi
nated." An Immense oil painting of the lato
Marcus Hanua was lighted from ulxive
by electricity, and draped flags woro
suspended directly over tho speaker's
platform, whoso furniture wbb of dark
Flemish oak with tho exception of
tho chair and desk of the presiding
officer, which were of mahogany.
VIce-Chalrman Payne was supplied
with two gavels, ono a great mallet
threo Inches In diameter and six
Inches long, tho "storm gavel." Tho
other for ordinary conditions, a hand
some little affair of rosewood, dec
orated with a gold bund and hearing
his name and title. A similar gavel
was provided for Temiwrary Chair
man Hoot and Permanent Chairman
Declaration Speech.
At 12;2'J Mr. Payno Introduced Mr.
Boot and Odell, of Now York, moved
tho approval of tho selection of Boot
as temporary chairman, which passed
unanimously. Boot was greeted with
enthusiastic applauso, in tho midst of
which a plsture of Roosevelt was dis
played from tho platform without at
tracting much attention, and was
promptly removed.
Root began his speech In a low
voice, with calls of "louder."
Root waB frequently Interrupted by
applauso. His description of the
splendid financial condition of tho
country brought volloys of cheers.
His reference to tho boneflclent re
sults of tho occupation of tho Phil
ippines was widely cheered, as was
his Panama (paragraph.
At 1:05 Root concluded wltli a refer
ence to Hnnna which brought tho
convention standing.
At tho conclusion of tho prayer
Senator Scott presented Payno with
a gnvel on behnlt of tho Chicago
committee. Payno returned thanks.
John Mulley, of Ohio, rending clerk,
read tho call for tho convention.
Roosevelt Cheered.
Hoot's concluding words naming
Roosevelt, were tho signal for an en
thusiastic demonstration. Tho whole
convention sprang to Its feet, cheering
wildly, waving Hags nnd handker
Tho temporary officers selected by
tho national committee woro approv
ed, and on motion of Dick, of Ohio,
tho rules of the last convention were
Coming In By States.
Tho first full delegation to appear
was Delaware, under Addlcks' lead.
Tho Oklnhonin men with sombreros
came next, greeted by tho first ap
plauso of tho day from tho galleries.
Then ennio a party of lownns with
Senator Allison nt tho head.
Sonntors Depow and Cullom were
tho recipients of applause, which was
doubled a few minutes Inter whun
Uncle Joo Cannon ontcm.il with Cor
nelius Bliss. The delegates now camo
In droves, and In 20 minutes nearly
all woro present, but tho galleries
woro not half filled. Few Indies nro
present compared with previous con
ventions. The first real enthusiasm camo
when Fairbanks, with tho Indiana
delegation, entered tho hall. Tho poo
peoplo howled and clapped, but It was
nil over In a few seconds, when quiet
reigned again.
Auspicious Opening.
The regular preliminaries were so
mild yet enlhuslnstlc, tho opening
was hailed as a good omen.
Undo Joo Cnnnon woro an oxpun
slve smllo ns tho cheers welled up
for Fairbanks, and mado plain the
fact that tho delegates had boarded
the Fairbanks wagon.
Swinging n two handed bung-starter
for a gavel, Payno rapped for or
der and quiet ensued whllo tho chap
lain prayed.
On motion of Foraker, of Ohio, sec
onded by Hepburn, of Iowa, tho con
vention agreed to seat tho Porto
Hleo and Phlllpplno delegates.
On motion of McComns, of Mary
land, announcement of tho stnndlng
committees was mado and rend,
Tho convention then adjourned un
til tomorrow.
Many Wore Raised by a
Heavy Thunderstorm Which
Raged Over the Bay.
First Damage Suit Asks for $50,000
Fifty-three Thousand Dollars Sub
scribed to Relief Fund Deck Hand
and Other Employet Testify to the
Poor Discipline and Utter Inade
quacy of Protection Against Fire
Steamer's Hose Burst When Water
Was Turned On.
Forced to Retire Because of Poor
Health Nothing I Known as to
His Successor Mr. Wllklns Has
Been and Still Is, Very Popular
With the Indiana, and Has. Ever
Been a Capable, Straightforward
Representative of Their Interest
In Umatilla County 20 Years.
Charles W. Wllklns. who for tho
past seven yearn has been In charge
or tho Indians of tho Umatilla reser
vation, has forwarded his resignation
to tho Interior department, and on
July 1 will step out of his present
position Into private life. .Mr. Wll
klns Is taking this step on account
of his health, and will engage In
business that will be more Hillliiblo
to his condition,
Mr. Wllklns Is ono of tho old tlmo
residents of the county, having como
hero about 20 years ago. Ho was con
nected with the Eual Oregonlan for
wiino years, and later edited the Pen
dleton Tribune for awhile.
In 1!17 Mr. Wllklns mudo an ap
plication for tho position of postinns
ter of Pendleton, but failed to get
the appointment, and was offered thy
appointment of Indlun agent by Presi
dent McKlnley. Ho accepted tho po
sition, and about 214 yours ago tho
olllce of superintendent of tho reser
vation and agency was created, und
put under civil service, Mr, Wllklns
....... i ... Wnulilni'lnii nnil siitlstled
the authorities of his fitness for tho
place under civil service regulations,
and uas since umi iiuiu umu mu rv
sltlon. Hu was recommended for ap
pointment In 1897 by Congressman
W, R, Kills and Thomas Tongue, und
Senator Mclirlde,
Kir UMlHnu haa tlin bunnr faculty
of gottlng ulong with his charges that
Is possessed ny row men, nun ib rr
popular with all of tho Indians on tho
reservation, men, women and child
ren. His long service and closo Btudy
of tho conditions surrounding Indian
life made him a valuable man at tho
head of tho reservation, and his de
parture will bo n Iobs.
It is not known whether or not Mr.
Wllklns' successor has been selected
by the department.
Portland Mine Opens.
Victor, Col., Juno 21. Tho Portland
ralno resumed this morning with non
union men. Tho commission appoint
ed by the military and MIuo Owners'
Association was at the mine to pass
on tho eleglblllty. All unionists aro
barred from tho property
New York Juno 21 At 8 this morn
lug 12 additional bridles of victims
of tho Slocum disaster hnd been re
covered, ranking n total of 716. Seventy-four
unidentified bodies nro tit
the uiorguo.
A severe thunderstorm enrly this
morning caused bodies to como to tho
surface. Eight weru found floating
near whero tho steamer was beached.
The relief fund now stands $D3,000.
Two four-Inch guns will today bo
taken out on lion Is and II red along
tho river where bodies nro supposed
to have sunk.
The first dnmngo suit bus boon filed
by Mrs. Knto Mattlor, who loBt four
children, nnd nsks $&0,000.
Damaging Testimony.
Trenton, N. Y., Juno 21. When the
InqucHt over tho victims of tho Slo.
cum disaster was restimod thla morn
ing, Deck Hand Daniel O'Noll aworo
ho never participated In a lire drill
nboard the Slocum. Hu denied know
ing there hnd been a II ro aboard tho
Blocum tho duy previous.
He told n graphic story of tho fire
Iioho bursting as soon uh tho water
was turned on. An attempt wus then
ninde to bring tho dock hoM
Into use, but the coupling did not fit.
Ho Jumped overboard und Hwnm
nshorc, first landing In a small boat
which capsized. He admitted being
wnrncd by a man In the small boat
not to Jump, ns the lioat was full.
Second Engineer llrniidow sworo ho
received no verbal orders from the
captain whllo tho flro progroBBod. Ho
remained In tho engine room until
tho Slocum wns fast aground. Thoro
were no nppllances for flooding tho
holds In caso or omurgency.
Inspector Under Bonds.
Ludcnherg, of tho statu Inspection
service, Is held In 1500 ball by ordor
of tho coronor, to wult tho result of
the Slocum disaster Investigation.
Wives Allege Different Kinds and De
grees of Mistreatment.
Oeorgle Bush lina sued Frank Bash
for an absolute dlvorco on tho graund
of desertion. In hor complaint tho
plaintiff alleged thnt sho und tho de
fendant wero raurrled ut Thu Dalles
on Juno 18, 1809, nnd thnt on July
1 of tho same year her huubuud do
sorted her without causo uud hns
since that time continued to llvo
upart from her, Bho nsks thut sho
hu allowed to resume tho usu of her
maiden mime, Oeorgln ICgan. Buan
& Perry uro her uttornoyB.
Melissa Juno Whltlock bus brought
suit ugulnst Wllljnm A. Whltlock for
n dlvorco on various grounds. Tne
couplo wero married at Clorvlus In
Juno, 1870. At various tlmus since
tho defendant has been cruel In many
wuys to thu plaintiff. In May, 1881,
tho couplo moved to Umatilla county
whero tboy took up a homoBtcad of
80 acres, tiouii ufter thut time tho
defendant got Into the hniilt of going
away for a long Unto ut a Htrftch uud
leaving the plaintiff mono o chop
hor own wood ami uliend to tho furm
work. , Ho ulso assaulted ami shook
and struck her when In a rago at va
rious times, and often In Iho presence
of company,
Santa Fe Official May Accept Cabi
net Position.
Chicago, Juno 21 Ancnt the rumor
that Roosevolt has tendered tho navy
portfolio to l'uul Morton, second vlco
prosldent of tho Santa Fo, tho latter
..l.l II, lu innrnlnir- "AnV StUtOinGllt
DUIVJ ...... ... o , ,
on that subject It scorns to mo should
como from tho president, ii is u jugo
honor, Indcod, and something I be
Ilovo tho president would prefer I
did not discuss."
Tailors and Cutter Strike.
Now York, Juno 21. Twenty
thousand tailors and 3000 cutters
struck today agnlnst tho open shop,
Sheriff a 0, Harris, of St. Croix
county, Wisconsin, was shot and kill
ed on a truln Monday whllo attempt
ing to arrest tho man who killed the
city marshal of Havre, Mont., pn Majr
1C. Tho murderer escaped.