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PENDLETON, UMATILLA COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1904.
NO. 53 2S.
Lander of Port
lieady to Answer
L. BUNKERS INSIDE.
fcli Chuang, inrec muc.
Lrthur's Gates, Captured
ise England Says
kill Convoy Her iwei-
,(1, f Russia Doe8 Not
Rights to Sink Freight
bnited States Protests
Ltrtband Regulations of
IlltiC neei ci.iiit..
17. A Kobo corres-
I lie star wires tuot tuo
i of the Russian forces at
brctmlsed to send a roply
laese demands for surron-
li'ttek this morning. Tho
delivered by Major
ilPcrt Arthur's Gates.
ktf. 17. A report from
nays the Japaneso cap
ita at Pall Chuang,
atom tho fortress. Tho
I it Port Arthur woro ignlt-
bte shells and aro now
I Light Casualties.
Aug. 17. Tho cas-
lie Russian warship Ask-
tsiangnal. during tho bat-
Imday, were 11 killed and
I Togo's Losses.
lis. 17. Togo's report of
Ise casualties In tho fight
llay last, give 22G killed
' Rains Falling.
nbirj, Aug. 17. Tho fol-
Batch was recoivod from
i today; "No chance in tho
M rains aro falling evory
EfChunchuses. or rfvnr hrl.
I tctlT. Tho Jananeso aro
( i railway between Feng
pf and Leng Chang Wan,
;arawn by men."
BOYS UNDER BONDS.
Would-be Train Wreckers of Hilgard '
Will Answer to the Circuit Court, j
La Grande, Aug. 17. J. N. Younir.
Georgo Acklcy and C. G. Stultz, tho
throe boys arrested for attempting to
wreck an O. U. & N. train near Stool
Spur, on .tho Blue mountains, Inst
Sunday, wore yesterday afternoon
bound over to the circuit court, in
tho sum of $200 each.
In explanation of their act, tho boys
said they had no Intention of wreck
ing a train, but piled tho ties and
timbers on tho track to make tho Jap
anese section men mad, and for the
fun of seeing tho men remove the
pllo of stuff In a hurry.
Tho boys nrp all sons of respecta
bio families nnd It is not generally
believed that thoy Intended to com
mit a crime, but were ignorant of the
terrible result that may follow tho act
of piling timbers on tho track.
MRS. BOTKIN'S NEW TRIAL.
Judge Cook Will Not Be Coerced by
San Francisco, Aug. 17. A decision
on the motion for u new trial for Cor
delia Botkln, was expected today, but
jutigo uoou announced that ho would
Rejoices That the First Candidate on a National Ticket Since
the Civil War is Named in the South.
RUMORS OF LYNCHING.
Negro Preachers Said to Have
Been Hanged Today.
Savannah, Aug. 17. Tho reports
from Statesboro this afternoon say
that A. U. Talbot and A. J. Gaines,
preachers, wero lynched with Andy
Hell last night. Tho men were cap
tured at. Gaines house. Gaines lived
several miles from Statesboro nnd It
is. Impossible to verify.
Another Negro Burned.
Savannnh, Aug. 17. Handy 111)1,
nnothor negro Implicated In the Hod
ges murder, was roportod burned near
Sintesboro by a mob last night.
Says the Democratic Party Exhibits a Spirit This Year Which Means Sue
cess Is In Hearty Accord With the Platform and Parker Calls Atten
tion to the Closed Mills and Idle Mines and Great Strikes Which Re
publicans Said Would Only Come Under Democratic Administration
Warns Voters Against Centralization of Power.
White Sulphur Springs. W. Va., Aug..
17.-Ex-Senator Henry G. Davis was
notified this afternoon that ho Is tho
democratic candidate for the vice'
......alilntir. Pnnninnl!ninii Inlin Clin....
?th!",'Llt .t!Tn,Untm ft1IontI- T'10":0 i Williams and Champ Clark, with the
I,. . "r"..' - ;.. , A . '" members of the notification comnilt-
tbo prisoner. Judge Cook stated that
ho lias rocolved many anonymous
commutations on tho subject, but he
has refused to bo coerced by them.
KNIGHTS ARE INDIGNANT.
Spavined Steeds Are Offered for the
Louisville, Aug. 17. The review of
tho Uniformed Rank of tho Knights
of Pythias was declared off for the
first tlmo In tho history of the en
Suitable horses wero not provided
for the officers. Thoro Is great indig
nation because spavined steeds were
offerud tho Pythlans in Kentucky, the
homo of tho thoroughbreds, famod the
world over for Its matchless horses.
tee arrived here this morning. There
woro present also a considerable num.'
her of prominent democrats of West
Virginia, Maryland and adjoining
states. The actual notification was
simple. After ex-Scnator Davis had
been Introduced Congressman Wll
Hams notified the candidate in a short
speech, and the latter replied briefly,
OF THE G. A.
i Advance on Mukden.
Prg, Aug. 17. A dispatch
i resumption of the Jap-
' in Aianchurla has been
Mukden as follows:
fese occupied Sandhan on
"it nank on Aucust IB.
FC0 Of tlin nnnmv'a lnfnnli.1.
Plndu Shan Pass. Our
f,n9 for Contraband.
AUg. 17 Tlin Dllcolnn
N Sionned tlin TtrlMah
plan on August 12, west
i uumineu licr papers and
!to proceed. The Ural
If purchased from Gor-
H win Prater -r.-..t.
17. It Is lrmrnn,! tlint
We to Itussia rolatlvo to
w neutral ships, doclared
ussia renounce ov.ery
e right to fiinlr
ffi wom.i bo employed to
IU If J-
I State Dpau..
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bt ,r " lorm or a pro-
41a THm TC?.tlon 01 "our
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uun she Is pursuing aim-
Ure, Aue. I7it i
,, Wrtlon Of thn Hllqlnn
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OLD SOLDIERS. LISTEN TO
Women's Relief Corpe, Sons of Veter
ans, Ladies of the G. A. R. and La
dles Aid Society Hold Meetings on
the Side Water Carnival With
Over Four Thousand Canoes In Pro
cession Large Turnout Despite the
Fatigue of Marching,
Boston, Mass., Aug. 17. Today was
devoted to business by tho Grand
Army veterans nnd tho members of
thu affiliated organizations in annual
session. Desplto tho fatigues of yes
torday's march tho veterans woro
astir early and Mechanic's building
was well crowded an hour beforo the
national encampment was called to
Tho session was oponed with prayer
by tho chaplain In chief, WInfleld
Scott of Arizona. After addresses of
wolcomo and other formalities had
been disposed of the veterans listen
ed to tho annual address of Com
mundor in Chief Black and the reports
of tho adjutant gonoral, Charlos A
Partrldgo. and tho othor officers of
tho national organization.
Tho Woman's Relief Corps held Its
initial session this morning In Tro
niont Temple with the national presl
dent. Mrs. Sarah Wynana of Troy, (X
presiding. Other organizations which
began their annual meetings at tue
samo time woro tho Sons of Votornns
Ladles of tho G. A. It. and Ladles' Aid
One of tho novel entertainment
features of tho week takes place to
nlcht at Walthnm, where a grand wa
tor carnival will be hold on tho
Charles river. Four or five thousand
canoes will bo employod to make con
tinuous lines of red flro along a two
mile strptch of tho rivor, while the
veterans and their friends will wltnoss
tho spoctaclo from tho river banks.
SENATOR HOAR DYING.
Recuperative Power of the Veteran Is
Worcester, Mass., Aug. 17. Dr. Gil
man, In attendance on Sonator Hoar,
has announced that tho senator can
not live more than two or throo days.
His system is worn out and his rocu-
porativ.o power exhaustod.
Competitive Rifle Shoot.
Port Itllev. Aug. 17. Today's firing
closes tho army competition In riflo
shooting. .Captain Cavanaugh, 10th
Cavalry, seems to havo a safo load.
Tho pistol competition will consume
tho roraaindor or uio wook.
Plunged NOver the Falls.
Buffalo, Aug. 17. At 10 o'clock this
morning an unknowrt woman commit
ted suleldo by going over Amorlcan
Falls. Hundrods wltn.essed the net
Sho loaned Into tho rapids. 100 foot
from tho prectpico
Ceremonies Were Simple.
White Sulphur Springs, Va., Aug.
17. The ceremonies attending the no
tification of Davis were simple and
full of enthusiasm. They took place
shortly after 1 o'clock in a natural
theater within a stone's throw of tho
famous old Green Brier hotel.
A thousand men and women who
stood about the green, applauded the
sentiments of the speaker. West Vir
ginia's leading democrats were pres
ont In force. It is a perfect day. Tho
ex-senator mingled with the crowd
that had come to pay him homage,
and shook hands with many. The usu
al custom was ignored by presenting
a formal written notification in ad
vance. Chairman Williams appointed
a committee to escort the nominee to
the parlor In which the committee
met. He appeared at 11:35 on tho
arms of Perry Belmont and Jam,es H.
Vahey, of Massachusetts,
"This Is more than I deserve, gen
tlemen," ho said modestly. Chairman
Williams then presented the formal
Chairman Williams' Address.
Following Is tho synopsis of the
speech of John Sharp Williams, noti
fying Henry G. Davis of his nomina
tion for tho vice-presidency. Mr. Wil
liams was In bis best mood and his
speech was sarcastic in the extreme.
He said In part:
"We havo been appointed by a most
notable convention as a committee to
notify you of your nomination by tho
democratic party, as Its choice for
vice-president. Wo desire to express
tho pleasure we feel In having been
selected to perform this duty and also
our confidence In your faithfulness,
honesty and wisdom."
Tho remainder of tho speech was
what the speaker called a "brief his
torical discussion upon somo blundors
of our ancestors, as viewed from the
standpoint of the wisdom of republi
can statesmen who have embraced
tho strenuous life."
The speech was In an entirely sa
tirical vein. "The first of those blun
ders," he said, "was discriminating
ognlnst tho redman, the Imago of God
In cherry, on account of his race, col
or and provious condition. Tho next
blundor consisted in taking up arms
against King George.
"Wo have, however, made amends
for this silly business by government
al strenuoslty alt Indianola, Miss.,
which, by. tho Whlto House decrees,
have been excommunicated from tho
Intelligence of the world.
"Th.e next great blunder was Im
molation by our ancestors of the na
tion's industrialism upon tho altar of
fr.eo trade within a common domain,
notwithstanding already existing
sfato lines furnished a convenient
placo, opportunity and temptation to
establish custom houses. Ho was re
minded of another s.erlous blunder.
Our ancestors seemed to havo enter
tained ,the notion that combinations
In restraint of trade, by seeking mon
opoly, by throttling competition, -wero
in sorao way, adverse to the develop
ment of Individuality.."
Williams said: "What a chi dish
Idea of our ancostors that tho presi
dent Is simply tho chief exocutivo:
that his duty consists In executing tho
laws as written.
It Is a sincere nlensure to bo able
to help to this high nosltlon a man of
your character, senso and modesty.
A man who, ns a result of a life of
continence, temperance nnd honest
Industry, presents a picture of virile,
though advanced in ago, of thnt
'mens sana In corpor.o sano,' which
was taught by tho ancients 10 be the
summon bonum of Individual earthly
Mr. Davis' Speech.
Following the notification, Mr.
Davis made the following brief nd
dress: "Official notification from you of
my nomination for tho vlco presiden
cy by the national democratic con
vention gives mo a feeling of slncor
est appreciation for the honor confer
red. A spirit of determination to suc
ceed In tho campaign before us ap
pears to pcrvado the rank and file
of the party In all sections of tho
"I am impelled to the acceptance
by an obligation, hoping that I may
be able to assist In restoring to pow
er the, party whose principles history
guarantees to b.e a safe, wise and eco
nomical constitutional administration
of tho government. I find It a pleas
ure In standing here upon the border
land of the two Virginias, to receive
and accept the commission you bear.
"Is It not significant of a closer,
truer brothorhood among us, that for
the first tlmo since the war, a nomi
nee on a national ticket is taken from
that section lying south of the Mason
and Dixon line.
"It is a happy recognition that all
sectional differences which led to
and followed that unhappy struggle
"I heartily Indorse the platform up
on which I was nominated and with
tho convention and tho nominee for
"I regard tho present monetary
standard of value as Irrevocably es
tablished. In tho campaign preceding
tho last election, the republicans laid
stress on the prosperous condition of
the country and tho 111 results that
would follow a change.
"True, tho country was prosperous,
but It Is also true that tho ovils they
prophesied came under a republican
administration. Then the factories,
mills and mines wero In activo oper
ation. Now work Is scarce, many
wage-earners aro unemployer nnd
wages aro reduced. Apprehension
which now prevails in business cir
cles, present unsatisfactory industrial
conuiuons demand a political change.
"I congratulate the committee and
th,o constituency It represents In Its
selection us a nominee for president,
a man of courago, yet prudent; or
high Ideals, yet without pretense; of
tho most wholesome respect for the
constitution and a majority of the
laws under It. Ho Is not an orator or
a man of letters, but a man of resorvn
force, and sound Judgment whom the
people Havo called to the office of
"Dlro predictions wero made by our
opponents as to what would happen at
St. Louis. This Judged tho
the party and the poople. All differ-
oncos wero harmonized nnd a plat
form adopted which was sane, safo
"I beg my countrymen, as thov
valuo liberty, to guard with great caro
the sacred right of local self govern
ment, to watch with a Joalous eye
tho tendency of tho times to central
Izo power In tho hands of the few.
Moro sacred than th.o right of prop
erty is the right to possess and own
ones self and tho labor of oue's own
"For years I worked In tbo ranks.
A wago-oorner la measured by tho
character or tho work ho does and
the cost of living to men, entitle thorn
to full compensation for their servi
ces. "It will bo my pleasure and dntv
nt a tlmo not far hence, to accopt
moro formally in writing the nomina
tion tendered mo and give ray views
on som,e Important questions com
manding tho attention of tho coun
Fourth Negro Is Killed.
Savannah, Aug, 17. It la learned
thnt Handy Gill was caught nnd lynch
ed near Register. Albert Robertson,
his 17-year-old son, was taken from
his homo near Register nnd shot bo
cause h,o was too free In his expres
sion regarding tho burning of Gntcs
Well Known Pilot Rock Farm
er Committed Suicide by
WRECK KILLS EIGHT.
Engine Crashes Into Loaded Cars In
Chicago, Aug. 17. A Chicago &
Groat Western engine crashed Into n
loaded electric car with two trnllors
bound for Hawthorne race track, nt
1:30 this afternoon, and eight wero
killed and 10 Injured. The cars wer.o
Motorman Lost Control.
Chicago, Aug. 17. Tho crash oc
curred at Forty-eighth ahd Colorado
avenue. The train wns tho Mllwnukee
express and struck tho middle trailer.
Tho dead and Injured aro principal
ly on that train. Th,o flagman sig
nalled tho motorman to stop, but ho
could not control tho brakes. Thu
motorman wns killed. Tho two con
ductors aro arrested.
Neighboring pollco stations wero
notified and ambulances woro rushed
to tho scene. Threo of tho dead aro
CALVIN AND WORTHINGTON
OF HARRIMAN LINES HERE.
Conference Being Held at Meacham
Today Worthlngton's First Visit to
the O. R. & N. Conference Said to
Be In Relation to the New Condon
Arlington Branch Will Make a
Tour of Inspection of tho Lines.
President Calvin, of tho O, It. & N.
company, accompanied by his prlvato
secretary, Horace Jenkins, nrrlved In
Pendleton In his prlvato car at C:3U
o'clock yesterday evening, for tho pur
pose or meeting Assistant Director of
Malntenanco of Way and Director
Worthington, of tho Harriman linos.
Tho special train bearing Mr. Worth
ington urrlved in this city from Spo
kane at 9 o'clock.
President Calvin and Mr. Worthing
ton reinalund in Peudlutun until oarly
this morning, when their train was
run to Meacham whoro tho officials
hold a conroroncfl today rolatlvo to
tho Oregon branch of tho great Har
Mr. Worthington is assistant to
CAUSED BY WORRYING
OVER ILL HEALTH,
Shot Himself In the Temple With a
38-Callbre Pistol at 3 O'clock Last
Evening and Died at 7:40 This
Morning Was Injured by a Fall
From a Horse Three Years Ago
Had Repeatedly Threatened to Sui
cide on Account of Great Suffering.
Krutchnutt and Is stationed In Chlcn.
go. Ho was formerly superintendent about 1 hours, and dlod nt 7:10 this
Frank Smith, a well known snoop
man and all 'round farmer of Pilot
Hock, suicided yesterday afternoon
between 3 and 4 o'clock at tho home
df his parents, Luclen Smith nnd wife
In Pilot Hock, by shooting himself
through tho head with a bullet from a
3S-calibro pistol, death tnklng place
at 7:40 this morning.
Mr. Smith, who wns 45 years of ago
and u bachelor, has been In poor
health for several years. A tendency
toward bladder nnd other urinal trou
bles had been grently aggravated by
an accident that took placo about
three years ago. A fractious broncho
threw him, nnd tho pommel of tho
saddle badly bruised his groin and the
abdominal region gonernlly.
Mr. Smith, so friends living In Pon
dleton avor, was naturally of a do
spoudent temperament, and tho acci
dent and Its results terminated In a
Bettled melancholy that bccam,o doop
despondency whonover ho experienc
ed periods of unusual suffering, nnd
was heard several times ainco the ac
cident to oxprcss tho Intention of tak
ing his own llfo. Such an nttnek over
came him sovcral days ago, and ho ro
newed bin threats of suleldo. Ho said
but llttlo, being naturally roticont,
but IiIb parents feared ho would carry
tho threat Into execution, and kopt as
close a watch upon him as thoy could.
Their son was an InuustrloiiH man,
and much of tho tlmo was out of tholr
sight, and thoy could maintain only a
very limited survelllanco over his
Deed Was Premeditated.
A few moments beforo tho shooting
Frank camo Into tho ho'uso of his pa
rents, with whom ho mado his homo,
and passed through from tho front to
the rear. Ho went through a room oc
cupied by his mother, and it appears
that ho stopped on tho way, opened a
trunk belonging to his mother and
took therefrom a rovolver of an anti
quated pattern, but which wns load-
oil, and passed unnoticed with it out
of tho roar door.
A fow moments after ho passed
through tho houso his mother hoard
tho report of a pistol In tho back
yard. Sho lnstlnctlvoly know what
was tho matter and ran outsldo and
found Frank sitting on a box which
was against tho sldo of n abed. Ilv
his sldo on th.o ground lay tho pistol,
nnd ho was bloedlnz profusely from
a wound In tho bond. Ho wns lmmo-
Ulntoly taken Into tho houso, whoro
bo lingered, entlrolv unconscious.
of tho coast division of th.o Southern
Pacific with headquarters in San
Francisco. This is his first visit to
the O. H. & N. lines nnd accompanied
by Mr. Calvin, ho expects to make a
lour or inspection beforo returning
It Is said that Worthlngton's visit
is principally ror the purposo of in
speetlng tho work on tho proposed ex
tension or tbo O. It. & N. from Arl
ington to Condon, surveys for which
nnvo airoauy ueon mado.
8TRIKE BREAKERS MOBBED.
GOVERNOR AT BAKER.
Oregon's Executive Will Mingle With
tho Old Folks' Picnic.
Bakor City. Aug. 17. Governor
Chamberlain will visit Baker City to
morrow In ordor to bo presont on Old
Folds' Day. Tho governor's visit at
this time Is not for any especial pur
poso, ho simply comes as a visitor.
and for that reason all tho moro do
he citizens of Baker wolcomo him
Fiend Attempts Murder.
Boise, Aug. 17. At Halley Jack
Sumuelsou has be.cn arrested for at
tacking his wlfo with an axe. It
seems that after a quarrel with her
ho procured an axe and struck her
with it, inflicting a gash upon hor
hea,d. H.o thou proceeded to set flro
to tho houso. Ho wns promptly ar
rested and Is now In Jail. Tho wo
man's Injuries aro not regarded as
serious. Tho house, which was burned
was worth a (ow hundred dollars.
House Where Six Scab Workmen
Lived Is Demolished,
Chicago, Aug. 17. A mob of strlk-
era attacked a houso occupied by lin-
poricu siocKyarus employes this
morning, compelling tho occupants,
six men and two women, to flee for
Tho houso was wrecked, tho win
dows shattered and doors torn from
the binges. Tho occupants wero nur
sued by a mob and took refugo In tho
siocKyants poiico statiou.
WHEAT LEAPS AGAIN.
May Reached $1,124 Today, the High
est Since Armour's Corner.
Chicago, Aug. 17. Chicago ox
change was rust mad today on ac
count of Nortuwestorn reports and
there wero largo buylng's as a fall Is
threatened. St. ouls, Minneapolis
and othor points figured in tho buy
ing. May whoat soar.ed to 3)1.12,
tho hlghost price since Armour triod
to corner tho commoalty In 1903.
QUI September is $1.08Q)1,09;
now, $1.00 1.08; May wheat,
Sl.09,01.11. Corn la 66 Oats,
Ho wns attondod closely from tho
tlmo of tho shooting until death on
sued, by Dr. u. O. Parker, who dl-.
roctud tho luxiiminatlon of tho body
boforo tho Inquest, No nutopsy was
rocessary, and tho Jury, which was
ompansled by Justico of tho P.eaco A.
Miller, unanimously and Immediately
agreed that death came as tho result
of a pistol wound Infllctod by tho de
ceased with suicidal Intent. Tbo fol
lowing comprlsod tho Jury: Jed Man
ning, foreman; Clark Sturtovnnt, J.
W. Smith, C. L. Nowcomb, II. h.
Morse, I,. 13, Itoy.
Dr. Purker found tho casu to bo a
simple ono, speaking from tho stand
point or anatomy, Tho bullet enter
ed the right tompio and cutno out at
tho top of tbo hoad, on thu loft sldo
and pretty woli back.
Tho British torpodo boat destroyer
Decoy, sank off Hcllly Islands In a
collision with another dostroyer, Sun
day night, both crows being saved.
Nan Patterson 8eeko Liberty.
New York, Aug. 17. Nan
Pattorson today through hor
counsel mndo u motion to de
fer, boforo Judgo Nuwborger,
asking thnt tho district attor
ney bo directed to fix a date qt
trial, or that she bo dlseharged
on hor own rocoguizanee or tho
Indictment bo dismissed for
lack or prosocutlon. District
Attorney Joromo opposed tho
motion, personally. A decis
ion will bo rond,ered later.