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Tonight and Saturday fair.
PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, FU1DAY, JULY 8, 1904.
NO. 5O0 I.
ure iUM "u
10d Gain Other
ALONG THE LINE,
Ur Resulted In a Rus-
Also That Two Rus-
, Are Missing, Having
JlbSim from -
I t Kit..-
I Tlrtatcn a hussihi
I Camp of Great lm-
.Mr S.-A trustwortny
Km Port Arthur snys
Isitecn of the wain line
lapturea oy ma jirs
, n Japs have now
Lrfifistera slope of the
Fpaulns, less than three
e also report mat two
ire missing from the
Ma sent out from Port
I hi H, and the Kusslan
llnulopol was damaged
. bombarded Port Ar
Em on June 30, but did
hiring occupied th
of bills around Port
ki massing men to
IstHasslan marine camp
i tie hills, which is dl
id Port Arthur. This
vital to the safe-
s and Is guarded, ac
kit Chinese, by 20,000 ma
ims. In the Chinese-
Inr tie Japanese occupied
lirKicn days before they
Largest Shipment Now at Seattle
Ever Received From the North.
Scnttle, July S. The largest and
one of the finest shipments of whale
bone ever sent down from the North
Is aboard tho Alaska Commercial
Company's steamer St. Paul, which
arrived in port rrom Nome this morn
The shipment Is valued at $66,000
nnd consists or 132 hales of ll-foot
whalebone, each bone weighing 100
pounds. Tho shipment Is consigned
to Itnlph nioom & Co. and H. Liebes
of Snn Francisco.
The stuff was taken from six
whales, one of which was caught by
tho whaler Alexandria nnd five by tho
THOMAS M'NUTT DEAD.
Former Inspector of La Grande Dis
trict Passes Away at Glenwood
La Grande, July 8. Word has Just
been received here that Thomas Mc
Nutt, formerly Inspector of the La
Grande otllce district, had died at
Glenwood Springs, Col., to which
placo Mr. McNutt was transferred
last December following the removal
of Asa B. Thompson, as receiver of
the land office here.
Mr. McNutt's family has never been
in the west, having resided, during
his stay In Oregon and Colorado, In
Indiana, where they now are.
DEMOCRATIC LEADERS HAVE
AGREED ON A PLATFORM
"Not Just What Any of Them Want, But All Can Stand
Upon it" Income Tax Plank Turned Down.
I Russian Victory.
r. Jaly 8. Kurokl Is ad
liter the line.
3 dispatch reports
I .mil engagement at Port
el 21 Japanese warships
I malting In a Russian
tf Cherry Juice.
UiH Among the Items
M tie cargo of the Costa
I left here yesterday for
, MS 30 tons or 204
ptepn cherry Juice which
"men Into wine In Call
I (turned to this city
' California wine.
14 F. INSTALLATION.
m Fellows Assist In In
J "lot Rock Officers.
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ftiuiaiiatlon of officers of
f we last night, and re
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P COURT IN 8E88ION.
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""W Insane Case.
N10n this mnrnl j
tiebD.h:;' . " 001 nave
b tartness to be attend-
V?ay or Wodnos-
number of bills.
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Pi uk room
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- w.iDg wero ap.
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f re picked
! " Thor Haven,
Confessed to Murder.
Walla Walla, July 8. Frank Hott-
man, arrcstca here on instructions
from Kansas City, has confessed that
ho assisted In the murder of Charles
Myers In Kansas City -on May 11.
Hottman was In love with Mrs. Myers
and he held Myers head while Mrs
Myers cut his throat from ear to ear.
Hottman and the Myers woman were
then to wed. but Hottman got scared
and came West. A detective from
Kansas City will start east with him
Radical Demands In Relation to the Tariff and Trusts Demands for Lib
eral Appropriations for the Navy Turned Down Statehood Demanded
for the Territories Proposition to Entirely Dodge the Financial Ques
tion Turned Down Over Two to One Above Is Synopsis of Commit
tee Work Every Issue Now Goes to the Convention for Ratification
St. Louis, July S. The ennvpntlnn mlttpo irlvo tho crnat Interests of the
was called to order at in-44 for its rvinntrv nconrnnrflo flint thov u lint
fourth session. Prayer by KabbI disturbed, and declared Impressively
Samuel Sale of St. Louis. j that If the committee failed In this
New National Committee. ' duty they lost the democratic elec-
A call for a report of tho committee toral vol of many sUtC3,
Aged Woman Suicides.
Davenport, Wash., July 8. Mrs.
Theresa Wagner, aged 74, strangled
herself to death last evening by tying
a cord to her bedstead and around
her neck and then leaning forward
until slowly choked to death.
Portland Financier Dead.
Portland, July 8. P. F. Morey,
financial agent of the General Elec
tric Company, of this city, died from
rheumatism of the heart, last even
FIRE RAGES ON
CROPS DESTROYED ON
PIERCE BROTHERS' ESTATE.
Spark From Combined Harvester
Started Conflagration in the Ripen
ing Grain High Wind Sweeps Over
the Island, Carrying the flames to
Every Portion of the Farm Levee
Will Be Cut to Inundate the Burn
Ing Grain Valuable Peat Land
on resolutions bringing no response,
the roll of states was called for on
announcement of the members of the
new national committee.
When Taggart's name was an
nounced as the member from Indiana
he was given an ovation.
The names of Gaston of Massachu
setts, Campau of Michigan, Mack of
new ion:, uanteis of North Carolina.
Guggey of Pennsylvania, were all
The national committee was asked
to meet at Jefferson hotel immediate
ly after the final adjournment of the
Adjourned Till Evening.
Richmond P. Hobson was called for
and warmly greeted as he took the
platform. Hobson was repeatedly
Tho platform committee announced
that a unanimous report will be sub
mitted at 8 tonight.
The convention adjourned till 8
Adopt a Trust Plank.
At 10 the committee on resolutions
for the first time since early this
morning showed some Indications of
reaching a definite conclusion on a
trust plank, which was almost unani
mously adopted. It declares against
Interstate traffic In trust made articles.
It is authoritatively stated the plat
form will not have a money plank,
nor an income tax plank. This was
the basis of a compromise between
Hill and Bryan
A special to the Oregon Dally Jour
nal from Stockton, Cal., yesterday
evening, gives the details of the burn
Ing of tho crops on Victoria Island
In the Sacramento river, owned bv
Pierce Brothers, and over which a
case Involving the ownership of the
island has just been decided in tho
supremo court of California. The
"A disastrous grain Are swept VIC'
torla Island yesterday and today is
still burning, but it is believed it will
oe extinguished by tomorrow morn
The flro was started by a harvos-
er working on the 800 acres on the
Island leased by O. D. Elgan from tEe
Victoria Island Company, of which
btate Sonator w. M. Pierce, of Ore'
gon, is the principal owner. Two
hundred acres of the barley had al
ready been harvested, but the remain'
uor was destrowed.
Water was run into ditches in an
effort to check the progress of the
Ore, but tho wind carried it across
one of tho ditches this afternoon
about 4 o'clock In a tract farmed by
the company Itself. Late yesterday
aitcrnoon 100 acres of this tract had
been destroyed, but great efforts were
noing mado to stop the blaze by back'
firing. The high wind, however, made
this work of but llttlo value. There
aro 400 or GOO more acres that wero
in danger of being burned.
"Last evenine It was decided to cut
mo levee for a distance of about 100
feet and flood the land to extinguish
"A dredger will bo on hand to close
tho cut as soon as sufficient water has
been lot in. The damage consists not
only in tho destruction of the grain,
but In the damage done on the peat
land, It being necessary to flood the
land to put out tho fire. The wind
carried dense clouds of the smoke
over this city."
Senator W. M. Pierce is not in the
city today and could not bo reached.
and it Is not known whether he will
go to California or not.
Bryan and Hill Fight.
St. Louis, July 8. Shortly before 9
word came from the committee that
the trust plank had been taken up
again and the committeemen are in
another quarrel. The trust plank had
been settled upon earlier 'n the
morning, but a resolution was ordered
which made it compulsory for corpor
ations, before doing business In un-
other state, to file a statement to the
effect that they did not purpos,o to
monopolize. This brought a new
Tillman left the committee at 9,
saying: "They are at the trust plank
again. The platform will be a mile
long. Hill and Bryan knifed each
other terribly. It was awful! Hill is
trying to prevent Bryan fom pre
sentine a minority report to tho con
ventlon. to preclude a fight there.
Hill has kept remarkably cool. I am
tired of all their talk and am not go
ing back. Hill and Bryan have been
saving this spleen for years, and now
they have let it out, they will get
along better together."
In the tilt between Bryan and Hill
during the discussion of a proposed
gold plank the former remarked,
"Well, senator, I'm glad to see you so
Immediately the New Yorker Jump
ed to his feet and defiantly answered:
"I don't like Imputations made by a
"Then I'll withdraw the words, and
say "I'm glad to see you so frank,"
A member. Stlckney, of Wyoming,
coming from the committee room,
said Bryan and Hill had clashed half
a dozen times. Hill's suavity and
wonderful cleverness as manager Im
pressed Stlckney, who said that the
committee reminded him of a lot of
excited geese. "Actually, I couldn't
tell what they were talking about
when I left," said Stlckney.
"Out of Politics."
St. Louis, July 8. The raeport of
the sub-committee on platform to the
effect that "the financial question Is
out of politics," precipitated a hot,
acrimonious, but wcll-orderod debate
In the general committee, where It
was rejected. Later the general
committee submitted the framing of
a financial plank to William J. Bryan,
John Sharp Williams and David Ben
In the debate In the general com
mittee on the report of the sub-committee,
Poe, of Maryland, declared
tho committee should remember the
effect such a deliberate refusal to In
corporate a financial plank in tho plat
form would have. Without a financial
declaration, Maryland's vote could not
be had. He askou only that the coin-
HIM Favored the Report.
Hill, of New York, made a strong
plea for the plank, declaring it was
in the interests of good government,
and augured success In tho fall.
Drifting from the plank to Parker,
Hill declared he was an able, safe
man, and not a coward as some would
have us believe. Parker had ever
supported the party's nominees. If
this convention nominated another
man Parker would support him, and
he (Hill) would go back and work
for the party's choice.
Daniel Roasts Bryan.
"By what right," Daniel, of Vlr
gina, said, "under what pretense,
does this man come under to Instruct
us upon an Issue which led us to de
feat twice; this man, whom the dem
ocratic party has twice highly hon
ored, has seen fit to pick flaws in
every candidate proposed for an of
fice to which he twice unsuccessfully
aspired. I say, if we are going to
wait for a presidential candidate until
we find an angel, we had better ad
journ and go home."
Bryan, who sat on the opposite side
of the table, flushed deeply. His
tightly compressed Hps bespoke the
effort he was making at self-control.
"The gentleman Is out of order,"
sharply Interrupted Acting Chairman
Tillman. "We cannot permit such
personal allusions, such vltupcra
Daniel persisted he meant no dlsre'
spect, but he thought the time had
arrived when all loyal democrats
should be actuated by the purest mo
tives, and their actions open to the
fullest criticism, and declared his De
lict that the country stood upon the
brink of a great calamity,
He had favored free silver, but
right or wrong, he thought the exl
gcncles of the situation demanded
that democracy bow to the wishes of
New England and the great Empire
state. Heroic situations demanded
Other Speakers Favor Report.
Shlvely, of Indiana, pleaded that
no mention of finance be made In tho
platform, asking why raise the ques
tlon again, to cause a rupture in tho
Fleming, of Wisconsin, declared he
was there to oppose any specific dec
laratlon on finance.
Report Turned Down.
A final vote on the plank resulted
in a decisive victory for Bryan. At
7 this morning the committee Is still
In session, and Bailey said it might
not complete its labors for many
The vote to reject the "no declara
tion" plank stood 35 to 16. leaving tho
financial issue still a wide open one,
with the general and sub-commlttccs
Left to Conference Committee.
Tho resolutions committee, aftor
eliminating tho sub-committee nlank.
declaring the financial question out
ox pontics, ueciueci to leave the aues
tlon of a satisfactory financial plank
to a sub-committee composed of Bry
an, Williams and Hill. Indications
point to a unanimous report.
Harmony In Carload Lots.
St. Louis, July 8. Hill was asked.
-wjiat are marker's views on an in
come tax and gold plank?" "Don't
know," replied Hill. "Well. If you
don't, who in blank does?"
Asked concerning tho platform.
Bryan said to a Scrlpps News man:
mere win be no minority ronort.
The platform Is not what any one of
us wanted, but is such as we can all
On the same subject Hill said:
The report will be unanimous. Of
course there are some things we
would like to have had in tho tilat.
form that are not there, but every-
iMiay is ior mo piairorin now."
Hill and Bryan came out of the
committee room together, both smil-
Ing, To the newspaper men Bryan
said; "Boys, bo sure and get that
Hill platform right." Hill seemed dis
turbed at tho reference, but Bryan
Former Congressman Heard, of
Missouri, said: "Everything Is now
harmonious, and Hill has mado many
additional friends because of his
great effort to bring about harmony. I
Sometimes when Urynn disagreed
with the committee Hill would offor
resolutions that would satisfy both
sides. Hill and Bryan understand
each other thoroughly, and good feel
ing prevails. Even General Weaver
told the committee ho would take off
his coat nnd work for Parker."
Other Details of Platform.
St. Louis. July 8. On tho Income
tax plank Bryan recelvod a setback.
Hill opposed him and tho proposed
plank was withdrawn. The fight may
In his fight for reaffirmation of tho
Kansas City platform, Bryan wna lg
In tho trust anil tariff planks ho
won n notnblo victory by securing
amendments which make declarations
more emphatic nnd strictly In con
formity with the Nobraskan's views.
On tho trust plank, Hrynn's proposi
tion for prosecutions was Incorporat
ed by a vote of 23 to 20.
On a labor plank he nnd ex-Governor
Thomas, of Colorado, stood to
gether for nn amendment covering
the Colorado sltuntlon.
There Is no specific roferenco to
Colorado, but the declaration guaran
tees the right of the Inborlng men to
work when nnd where ho will, but
declaring thero shnll bo no Infliction
of punishment save by duo process of
One of tho early morning events
was the defeat of that plnnk declar
ing for liberal appropriation i for tho
At S:30 the statehood plank was
perfected, demanding separate state
hood for Arizona and Now Mexico,
and statehood for Oklahoma and In
dian Territory without specifying
whether separate or Joint.
Antl Parker Conference.
Bryan went to tho Jefferson hotel
when the platform committee adjourn
ed and after a hearty meal lay down
to recuperate for the night session.
The antls went into conference on
a plan to have the Ncbrnsknn take
the lead in nn effort to defeat Parker
by either making another nomination
or n speech against him. Thoy
say his matchless oratory might yet
stampede the convention. Bryan him
self answered an Inquiry by saying
he was not certain what course he
would pursue. He did not wish to np
pear exultant at tho outcome of tho
flght In the commltteo, but his friends
answered for him that Bryan had won
a great victory and appreciated It.
For the Scrlpps News Bryan briefly
(Continued on pago C.)
WILL BE BUILT AT CORNER
MAIN AND WATER STREETS
Hope to Have it Completed Within a
Year or Two Will Be Made of
Pressed Brick Trustees Are Now
Seeking a Site for a Parsonage
The Old Church Properties on
Thompson Street Will Be Sold
New Church Will Be One of the
Finest In Eastern Oregon.
The trustees of the Methodist
church of Pendleton mot yesterday nf
ternoon In their annual meeting for
the transaction of business. Tho most
important Item whlrh rnmn -..o
the consideration of purchasing prop-
uny ior u pursonago silo.
One year ago this spring the Moth-
Odlsts bought tho limner! v nl llw.
ner of Main nnd Water streets, now
uuciipiuu uy mo Hotel Pondloton as a
sample room, it la their Intention to
erect a larirn church on tlila
within a year of two. Tho building
win do or pressed brick and one of
tho finest in KnRtnrn Drnirnn Tim
estimated cost Is $20,000.
ine trustees aro now seeking a
bUillllnC Site for thn nnnlnr'a Iwitrw.
which will bo in keeping with the
larce and finer mllfi
Tho DrGflPnt rhurnh nrfivuirti nn
Thompson street will bo sold when
tho bulldiniTR arn .rimnln(n1 in 1.1.,
swell the building fund.
Damage Will Be $150.
Just about completed the work of re
pairing the streets In placoa washed
out by the heavy rain of Sunday, Mr.
Brown estimates the total cost of re
pairing the damage done by tho rain
on tho streets at 150 at the outside.
Thero Will bo somn ndrilUnnnl wnr1
of filling In sower trenches where tho
iooso uin nas settled down after fill-
ing, but this Would havn hnnn nnnoa.
nary had no rain fallen, as tho frosh
mil . s. . ....
lining miiKs into uio trenches as It
LOWER VALLEY OP
THE Ki EL00DE0
The Scourge of the Two Kan
sas Citys Again Out of All
DRIVES SEVEN THOUSAND
PEOPLE FROM THEIR HOMES.
Sixteen Million Dollars Damage Done
to the Two Cities and Tholr Ki
sas Suburbs Union Depot Will Be
Flooded Tonight Railroad Service
Demoralized All Over Kansas on
All Through Lines Appeal to Gen
eral Government for Emergency
Kansas City, July 8. Not loss than
$10,000,000 Is tho figure nnmod by
this season's flood destruction. The
Kansas river continues to rlso here
this morning, and no nppreclublo re
lief from flood conditions Is oxpoctcd
Day dawned with another torrential
Seven thousand refugees aro tho ob
jects of systematic relief work In Kan
sas City, Kan,
River Rising Rapidly.
Kansas City, July 8. Tho ICaw
overflowed Us banks nenr tho Mis
souri Pacific brldgo nt 11 o'clock last
night, and tho water Is now sprcadlne
ovor tho west bottomB, or tho whole
sale district. Tho water has approach
ed within two blocks of Union sta
tion, and will reach the station be
Tho Armourdalo district of Kansas
City, Kan., has been deserted, the in
habitants bolng driven from their
homes by tho overflow of tho river
for tho second tlmo in 13 months.
Mayor Gilbert, of Kansas City.
Kan., Is using nil means at his com
mand to care for the thousands of
homeless peoplo who have been driven
from the flood stricken district.
Today tho following telegram was
sent to the secretary of war:
"Ten thousand peoplo have been
driven from their homes lu Kansas
City, Knn., by a flood. I earnestly
request you to direct tho commander'
at Fort Leavonworth to Issuo such ra
tions as wo may need."
Tonight nil Kansas streams are
high. Thousands of acres of rlcu
farming IiuhIr are Inundated, causing
losses to crops that will run Into hun
dreds of thousands of dollars,
Uy tomorrow noon tho Kay will
huvo risen two feet ami a half higher
than at tho present, nnd then will
begin to sulmldo rapidly.
Railroad service 'In tho south and
wcrI of Kuiirhs Is demoralized. Nu
merous washouts aro reported.
Trains on thes Ilock Island, Santa Ke,
Union Pnclflc and Missouri' Pacific
aro completely stalled.
Chicago, July 8. Old July oponod
92, closed 90; now July opened
91V4, closed 89. July corn opened
r0, closed 48.
INDIAN CHRISTIAN SERVICE8.
Gone After Crosson.
Deputy Sheriff .Inn rtlnklnv
Boise last nlcht tn l.rl ni? linnl f? XT
Crosson, tho actor charged with lar
ceny by bailee. The members of tho
company that started at tho Frazer
theater and did not flnlnh nv rvnu.
son is a bad actor. He Is accused of
departing with 60 in cash and $80
worth of clothintr beloneini? to ollior
members of the company. Dlakley Is
expected back with bis prisoner this
evening or tomorrow morning.
Presbyterians of the Umatilla Reser
vation Will Hold Service at Camp
Ground Next 8unday Afternoon,
no v. J. C, Cornolison, Presbyterian
missionary on tho Umatilla reserva
tion, announces that religious services
will bo conducted on next Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock, at tho camp
grounds of tho Umatlllas along the
Umatilla river, In the Indian tongue,
at the requost of tho leading Indians
In charge of tho celebration now In
Sorvlcea woro conducted at the
Presbyterian mission on tho reserva
tion last Sunday and many of tho
Umatlllas attended, Thoy were very
much Interested and requuated that
tho services bo repeated on nxt Sun
day. Thero aro about 50 Prosbyterlans
among tho Umatlllas, and at least 30
of those wlll assist In the service.
which will consist of songs, speaking
and Blblo reading. Friends In the cltjr
are invited to attend this sorylce.
During tfio past seven years 16
boys have been drowned ut Trenton,
N, J., In a swimming hole- off "Dovll's
Ilock," In the Dolawaro river. A pop
ular subscription lately raised several
Hundred dollars for tho purpose, and
the rock was blown up from bodroclc
on July 4,
New Mormon Apostle.
Salt Lake, July 8. Charles
Penrose, editor of tho Dcseret
News, was today appointed
apostlo in tho Mormon church,
vice Apostle Woodruff, deceas-ed.