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VOL.19. PENDLETON, 07 N, W.DNESDAY, DECEMUEB 5, 1906. NO. 5841
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IS UNDER FIRE
Collier's Weekly Makes Sen
sational Charges Against
the Oregon Senator.
-ACCUSED OP SHIELDING
Ii.Xl FRAUD FRIENDS.
It IN Allegnt Tlmt Scnntor Fullon'
, "Brother Huh orrrml S.VIO for B
' Copy of n IOIUT Signed by Sena
tor Fulton mid Mitchell Scnsa
tlonnl Artlclci Goew Into the Detail
; of Oregon ApMlntim-ntH anil Tells
Why Fulton linn Opposed Bristol.
Friends of Senator Fulton (and he
lias hundreds of them in Pendleton)
were startled this morning by the an
nouncement In the Oregon Dally
Journal, of the attack of Collier's
Weekly upon the Oregon senator for
his conduct with regard to Oregon's
appointments, Oregon land frauds
and Oregon politics In general.
The New York paper openly nc
Cuses Senator Fulton of attempting to
prevent 'he appointment or reoernt
officials In Oregon who would secure
conviction of Fulton's friends for
complicity In Oregon land frauds. It
chargrB him with conniving to defeat
Bristol's appointment as district at
torney for Oregon for the purpose of
shielding personal friends from pros-
eculion for land frauds, and as a cli
max to Its highly sensational article,
says that Fulton's brother offered
$500 for the recovery of n letter writ
ten by Senators Fulton nnd Mitrhell
to O. C. Brnwnell, In which Fulton
' gravely compromised himself In the
matter of political appointments.
The letter to Itrownell and Collier's
comment upon It are as follows:
"My Dear Senator and Friend: I
have received your several dispatches
; since Hull left Portland, and since he
1 arrived here, nnd both Senator Fulton
and myself have done everything in
our power to protect you. ami also
r Campbell, who Is also under the ban
; of Greene and others, as we learn to
1 our very great surprise and regret
and without going Into particulars I
' think I have been able to so arrange
matters as to protect you hoth.
, In Strictest Confidence.
"Of course. Friend Hrnwnell, this
letter Is to you In the strictest confi
dence. The best way for the present
Is to drop all talk about the district
' attorneyship and let the matter rest
Just precisely ns It stands for th
' present. Hoth Fulton nn.l 1 have',
for the purpose of fully protecting
your Interests, gone very much far
ther In a certain direction thru we
ever supposed we would. I cannot
explain fully to you until t see you.
Just what I mean.
. "Hall leaves this evening for home.
"My advice would be for you to say
nothing to him whatever, unless he
says something to you. Jnst li t the
matter drift for the present. This Is
"Faithfully and sincerely your friend,
.(Signed) JOHN 11. MITCHELL."
"I have read the above and fully
concur In It.
(Signed) "C W. Fn.TON,"
As to this letter, Collier's article
"What Senator Fulton think of
. the significance of this letter may he
Inferred from the fact that on the
fourth day of January, 190. Senator
Fulton's brother, by appointment,
met 'the recipient of the letter and ot
tered tolm $5(10 for It. When Brown
11 did not produce it O. Clyde Fulton
warned him In this language:
" 'If you have given up the corres
pondence of Mitchell and my brother
it will be your ruin, and you will be
a trsttsr and an outcast.'"
To Thwart Confirmation.
The article charges that Senator
Fulton Intends taking advantage of
senatorial courtesy to continue to
thwart the wishes of the president,
who desires the confirmation of Bris
tol, and In conclusion says:
"While the responsibility rests on
the senate as a whole, the direct bur
den mst be borne by two members
of the committee on Judlcinry, Sena
tors Fornker 'And Klttrldge. They
know what manner of man is their
colleague from Oregon. Yet they
gave ear to Senator Fulton and re
, fused to report the nomination which
President Koosevelt had made to In
sure the prosecution of the criminals
engaged In stealing the public do
main of the United States."
Fulton ThrcaleiiH to "nnck Fire."
Washington, D. C, Dec. 6. Senator
C. W. Fulton of Oregon, who was at
tacked In Collier's Weekly for at
' tempting to save Brownell, who was
caught In the net of the land office
prosecutors, by supporting Hall for
district attorney, threatens to return
on his accusers and cause the prose
cution of some of them for theft. He
claims certain letters printed In the
attack were stolen either frbm his
office or from the malls before they
r : RFfini iitiiinh sfniitf ints nz" z zri mnu we .
Indlannpollii, Ind., Dec. 6.
The girl employes of the Rath
bun match factory this morn
ing narrowly escaped a holo
caust, seven being severely In
jured. Matches exploded, and
they were burned about the
heads and shoulders, and others
were terribly sprained In their
backs by struggling upon the
narrow stairways in efforts to
escape.- Three were compelled
to leap from the upper floor to
the ground to escape roasting.
COMPETITOR OF PANAMA CANAL
Tvliaiintcpec Hallway Will Oct Trans
Vera Cruv,, Mexico, Dec. 4. The
National Tehuantepec railway, con
necting CY.ntzacoIcos on the Gulf of
Mexico, with Sallna Cruz, on the Pa
cific has been completed today. Sir
Weetman Pearson and sons, of Lon
don, who have constructed 1 docks,
h irtors r.nd railways for the Mexican
government, are the contractors.
The new road, which Is directly
connected with extensive water front
terminals at either end suitable for
the docking of ocean-going vessels)
will be a competitor of the Isthmian
canal nnd Panama railroad, as Us
only use will be the transmission of
freight across the comparatively nnr
row neck of lnnd which divides the
Atlantic and Pacific oceans above
Peninsula of Yucatan. The line Is
192 miles long, of standard gauge nnd
located within the comparative se
curity of Mexican Jurisdiction.
Defense Urged by Brother of Mayor
S h i.i it i. of Sun Francisco.
Siin Fra.iclsco, Dec. 5. Herbert
Schmitz, brother of the mayor, today
emphatically denied the charge made
against him before the grand Jury
that he Is part owner of a municipal
l.rnlhi frim which he l-as derived
thousands of dollars. The charge has
made him ill end he Is confined to
his bed. lie rays It Is a case of mis
ITER LAW BILL
Will, liF. RECOMMENDED
TO THE I.EC.ISI.ATI HE
I Ins Judge Lowell's I uipialificd Com-
iiicnihillon ns Being foiuprclieiislvc
mill t'p-to Date t.nieral and
(iiii- h? Demand All Otrr the Slat?
for i;. i, In. ad lA'gKliitlon anil n State
After having attended yesterday's
essi.n of the Irrigation committee in
Portland. Judge S. A. Lowell returned
home this morning. The ineetins: of
the e-onuiilltec was for the purpose of
completing the drafting of a water
law bill to be submitted to the legis
lature. Hegnrdlng what was done
Judge Lowell said:
The bill will be completed before
the committee adjourns this evening,
and It will be presented to the legisla
ture for adoption. It Is a very com
prehensive measure and will come as
near as any law can towards meeting
the demand, in the legislature It will
fluuhttesH he opposed by those who
have private Interests conflicting with
the general good. However, such op
position is to be expected."
Want Hailmuil Legislation.
"There Is a general nnd a growing
demand all over the state for some
railroad legislation," declared Judge
Lowell, "fhe lumber Interests and
other large shippers have gotten to
gether In thn matter and at the leg
islative sessien there will be a strong
demand made for a maximum rate
law, reciprocal demurrage charges and
other reforms. The bill drafted by
J. N. Teal, nnd which follows the main
lines of the Wisconsin law, will be In
troduced and 1 Relieve It will pass."
In the opinion of Judge Lowell the
creation of a railroad commission
would bring to light many things; that
should be known regarding present
railroad methods and would result In
Prlnco Albert Lumber.
Seattle. Dec. 5. One billion, two
hundred million dollars Is a conserva
tive estimate of the value of the lum
ber which will be exported from
Prince Albert during the coming sea
son nnd this amount will be produc
ed from timber now standing on the
woods near here. One lumber com
pany recently started here will deal
with 23,000,000 feet this winter. The
B-ltlrh Columbia General company
have entered Into a contract which Is
said to be a record one In the lumber
line. They are engaged to turn out
from their mills 42,000,000 feet
Teamsters, sawyers and camp cooks
are receiving enormous wages and n
move is being made to Induce settlers
from the eust.
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Convention of Shippers in
Session at Eugene Dis
cusses Important Issues.
THE HArUU.MA.N LINES
BEAK BRUNT OF ATTACK.
Wretched Condition of Affairs In All
Part of the State Because of a Lack
of (ill's Enough to Transport Lum
ber, Fuel, Fruits and Grains Res
olutioim Demand Action by the Leg
islature, Including Creation of u
State Itiillroud Commission.
Eugene, Ore., Dec. 5. Delegates
from all sections of Oregon are here
attending the convention called by
shippers to take action against the
Kan (man lines to force the railroads
to furnish sufficient cars to handle
the business of the country.
Speakers assert that most of the
lumber mills have beeen forced to
shut down, manufacturing plants are
Idle, and farm products are decaying,
while the eastern part of the state is
suffering from a filel famine.
The resolutions call for drastic ac
lions by the legislature, including the
creation of n new railroad commis
GILLETTE FOUND Gt'ILTY.
lull Officials Certain He Contemplates
Heiklmer, X. Y., Dec. S. The Jury
last night found Gillette guilty of
murder In the first degree. Gillette
Is watched clorely today by guards to
preent suicide. The warden says
there are evidences ho Intended to
do so. He has hitherto been permit
ted a gas stove in his cell, attached
to a 1"t In the corridor. This has been
removed, and guards constantly keep
tbelr eyes upon the prisoner, who will
be sentenced Tburedky and taken to
ALABAMA COMPANY FAILED.
San Frnnolsoo Losses Paid In Full
Hut Forced Liquidation.
Montgomery, Ala., Dec. 5. The
state insurance commissioner has ap
pointed a receiver for the Atlanta
Birmingham Fire Insurance com
pany, which lost ICS. 000 in the San
Francisco .disaster. President Dar
gnn of the company says all claims
will be paid in full.
Scries nf My-ti rlous Deaths.
clilcMM'i. P' c. Mrs. liose Vrzal
committed suicide today, adding a
mjsiefy surrounding the deaths with
in nine nionti's of her husband and
tour i h'Mien. . A son. nscd IT, had a
stro'e of heart disease upon learnlni;
of liir mother's death, and may die.
stahbcil t.lii to Death.
Bils d'Arc. Mo., Dec. 5. daiiand
Moore, aged 21, a rural mall carrier,
last night stabbed Miss Clara West,
aged 2 7, five times becnuse she re
fused reconciliation after a lovers'
ouarrel. The girl died three hours
Kcgro Murderer Escaped.
Lebanon, O., Dec. 5. Henry White,
the negro murderer of Town Marshal
Rashore ut Fiankliu, O., escaped from
Jail this morning, assisted by some
one Inside. Bloodhounds are trailing.
Chicago Wheat Market.
Chicago, Dec. 6. Wheat opened at
7414, and closed the same; corn open
ed at 42 1-4, and closed at 42 6-8;
oats opened at 33 3-8 and closed the
Warhlngton, Dec. 5. Officials of
the Southern railway today begun an
Investigation of the wreck on Thanks
Held Come Home for Christmas.
London, Dec. 5. Ambassador and
Mrs. Held sailed today to spend
Christmas In New York.
W. J. BRYAN MAY LEGTURE IN PENDLETON
Percy Folsom and Dave Hill, who
have charge of the business manage
ment of the Pendleton Lecture course,
today received a letter from the
Great Western Lyceum bureau say
ing that It Is possible that WllPam
Jennings Bryan will be sent to Pen
dleton for a lecture, on hlB trip
through the west In January, J907.
Mr. Bryan Is scheduled for a tour
of the Pacific coast during the win
ter, and If It Is possible for the Pen
dleton Lecture bureau, to secure him
for a lecture, every effort will be
Calls for Official Records Con
cerning Japanese in San
DOCTRINE STATES 1UG1ITS
T'XEXPECTEDLY TO THE FORE
Southern Democrats See an Opportu
nity to Give a Republican President
a Hard esiiovc" Federation of La-
lior Official Predict Wnr With Ja
pan Eventually Mayor Tom -.Johnson
Objects to Recommendations
for a His Xavy Will Hntlfy Algc
lirns Treaty. ,
Washington, Dec 5. The answer
of the senate to the president's rec
ommendation for legislation that
would force the city of Kan Francisco
to give the Japanese equal privileges
with other residents was to pass a res
olution this afternoon calling for full
Information on the subject. It was
presented by Senator Flint and call
ed upon the secretury of commerce
and labor to send to the senate copies
cf all official letters, etc., "In connec
tion with the Investigation of the mat
ter of the Japanese attending the
puhlio schools of San Francisco, if not
incompatable with the public lnter
cstc." There was no objection to the
Southerners Willi the Callforiiians.
Northern legislators are discreet In
their public utterances on the Japan
ese situation, but all favor Califor
nia's contention that it has exclusive
control of the schools. The southern
ers are sensitive on states rights and
support California enthusiastically.
Roosevelt Is, In the meantime,
working through diplomatic channels
to secure a settlement. So much Is
said In the language of diplomacy it
Is hard for outsiders to guess the In
tentions of those In charge of affairs.
Opinions differ at to whether the
message was written for the Japanese
or with the real Intention to adopt
extreme mensures to forct Japanese
Intc the Sjn Francisco schools.
War With .Inpun."
Boston, Doc. 5. "War with Japan
is eventually unavoidable," says An
drew Furuseth, chairman of the na
tional legislative ' committee of the
Federation cf Labor. "Japanese am
bition makes It certain that the fewer
Japanese here W'hcn it comes, the bet
ter." Mayor Johnson Criticnl.
Cleveland. Dec. 5. Mayor Johnson
does not like the president's big navy
eeoii'inendations nnd declares that
even ilic wives of the naval officers
want w::r. He says. "As soon as n
woin.Mi m-irrles a naval officer she
gets a cup and looks for blood to fill
Favorable to Algeclrns Treaty.
Washington, Dec. 5. In the senate
the foreign affairs committee today
ropoits favoring ratification of the
President Wheeler Given Credit.
San Francisco, Dec. 5. The at
tack on the people of California by
the president for California's attitude
on the Japanese school question, is a
surprise to even the members of the
board of education, who expected to
be criticized, but not so bitterly de
nounced. It Is their belief the attack
was Inspired by President Benjamin
Ide Wheeler, of the University of
Filiform Marriage and Divorce Lawn.
Washington, Dec. 5. A house res
olution was Introduced today provid
ing for a constitutional amendment
giving congress the power to establish
uniform laws for marriage and di
vorce. Jenkins, chairman of the judiciary
committee, said this morning? "It Is
foolish to talk war. The facts are not
all made public. The people can
trust the president."
made to do so.
The course as arranged at present
will Include Jacob Rlls, Maro and La
FoIIette, and the lecture of Mr. Bryan
will be In addition to the attractions
named. It Is said that the largest
crowd ever assembled In Pendleton
was seen here on the occasion of the
address by Mr. Bryan In this city dur
ing the campaign In 1396, and If he
comes here In a literary' lecture-dur-Ing
the winter, he would be assured
of an enormous patronage. The lec
ture bureau feels highly elated over
the prospect of securing Mr. Bryan.
Chicago, Dec. 6. The Broth
erhood of Locomotive Fire
men and Engineers this morn
ing decided to ask 47 railroads
In the west to grant a 15 per
cent Increase In wages and
eight hours, and better work
ing conditions. There Is little
hope of the request being grant
ed, and It Is believed the entire
Influence of the National Manu
facturers' association, now In
session here, will be secretly
exerted against the brotherhood.
REACTION BRYAN'S WAY.
Chicago Democrats Predict Demo
Chicago, Dec. 6. Democrats pre
diet a political upheaval as the result
of Roosevelt's treatment of the Jap
anese situation, and say Bryan s
chances are heightened; that hereto.
fore they thought Roosevelt more of
a Jefferson democrat than a republl
can, but they now regard his threat
to send troops to San Francisco as
alienating him forever from consider
ation in the same class with Jeffer
son. They advocate reinstating Bry
an as unequivocally a leader of the
Sydney Vanwlck, Jr., of San Fran
clsco, Is here and says: "Bryan never
arrogated to the federal government
anything half so radical. Naturally
the people turn to Bryan and the
democratic party, which does not In
terfere with the sovereignty of the
Testified to In the Trial of President
Shea of the TenniMcrs.
Chicago, Dec. 6. Schultz. a team
sters' official, In the trial of Shea, to
day testified the sluggers were or
ganized into squads and patroled the
streets during the strike, instructed to
"get non-union drivers and knock
them out." He said each squad's cap
tiln reported to Commander Steve
Sumner dally the number of affrays.
Injuries inflected and drivers disabl
ed and Shea knew about It and ap
proved the pay rolls.
I'Ot'ND TO HE NECESSARY
ALONG WALLA WALLA.
Ln-t High Water Filled and Ohlitcrnt-
ed Old Channels in Many Places
A Levee District Will Be Organized j
and Bonds Ismm-iI Loss to Fnrni.Ts ,
, ., . .. , , .
(.renter This lull Ihan by Lust:
That the farmers along the Walla j
Walla river below Milton propose!
Hiil-ling a dyke along that stream is'
reported by Horace Walker, county I
commissioner, who came down from :
that end of the county last night. j
Along thp river below- Milton and
for a short distance above that tow n
the Walla Walla is practically without
a bank. As a result It easily overflows
during periods of high water, and it
Is worse in this regard since the flood
last spring because the channel be
came filled nt that time.
To protect their property from fu
ture fluods the people living along
the river Intend constructing a dyke
or levee, and to this end they have
already held several meetings. It is
held that a levee district may be
formed In the same manner that a
road district can be organized under
pres"nt laws. In constructing new
roads people living within a certain
distance on either side may form a
district and Issue bonds 'In order to
raise money to carry out their plans.
Commissioner Walker says the Milton
farmers have investigated the matter
and find that a dyke or levee district
may be formed In the same manner.
It is the Intention to build the levee
for .1 distance of several miles on
either side of the river below Milton.
According to Mr. Walker, the coun
ty suffered little by the last flood, as
but one grade was damaged and no
bridges lost. But he declares the
farmers along the south fork suffered
more this time than during tho June
flood because tht river channel had
been filled by the high water In the
United States Copper Output.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 5. The
copper output In the- United States
this year Is the largest on record.
Notwithstanding strikes, senrclty of
labor the output has Increased by no
less than 11.4 per cent. Montana
easily heads the list with 860.000.
000 pounds, Arizona being a good
second with 287,000,000. Michigan
follows with 221,288,000, then comes
Ctnh and California. The year's out
put totals 1,021,000,000 pounds, ns
compared with 913,643,065 for 190B.
The Mexican production this year
amounts to 150,000,000 and the Cana
Devastated by the Breaking of
a Great Dam Belonging to a .
LATEST REPORTS SEVEN
TO TWENTY LIVES LOST.
Many Buildings Destroyed In the Tovn
of Clifton, Which -Lies Along a
Tributary of the Gila River Ex
cessive Rains Following Unprece
dented Snows Precipitated the Dis
aster Railroad Projierty Destroyed
FI'ls Along the ClingTes Sus
pend All Work on Panama Canal.
Blsbee. Ariz., Dec. B. The loss of
life at Clifton last night following the
breaking of the concentrator dam,
was from seven to 20, according to
the latest reports, which are Indefin
ite, as the town and Immediate neigh
borhood are badly Isolated. The only
name that Is ascertainable at this time
Is that of Mrs. Joseph Thorn, who
was killed by a falling building which
was swept away by the flood. Other
members of the family escaped.
The Copper Queen hotel was de
stroyed, several saloons, a hotel and
boarding houses, and all other build
ings In "the lower part of town," ad
jacent to the river.
By the Breaking of a Dam.
Blsbee, Ariz., Dec. B. Latest ad
vices from Clifton, Graham county,
are to the effect that the flood last
night was caused by the giving way
of the great dam holding water for
the power plants and for the smelters.
The dam was weakened by the ex
cessive rains of the past few days and
by the melting of the snows on the
higher levels. This is the same dam
that was carried away two years ago
from practically the same causes.
Deep resentment Is reported from
Clifton toward the concentrator com
panies for their assumed negligence
In properly caring for and strength
ening the dam.
The body of water Was carried
through the town by the channel of
Chase creek, reinforced- by Catherine
creek. Both are tributaries of the
Gila, the main channel of which Is
not far distant. Clifton Is a town of
about 2S00 Inhabitants, its growth
having been considerable during the
past three years.
Damage to Railroads.
It Is reported that the Gila Valley,
Gbe & Northern railroad bridge,
over the Gila river at San Carlos, is
,. , . . . , '
gone. Salt river has destroyed three
hems of the Phoenix & Eastern rail-
road bridge at Tampe.
The river Is,
Hi-talls Beyond Reneli.
Phoenix. Ariz.. Dec. 5. It is still
impossible to secure details of the
Clifton flood disaster. All wires are
down. It Is positively known six
' llvcs werp lost ni-ve others are
Floods In the Chngres.
Colon, Dec. 5. Up to last night 10
Inches of rain had fallen in Colon
during 24 hours. The Chngres river
reached the highest point ever known
and Is still rising. One bridge was
carried out nnd the town of Mntachln
Is under five feet of water. Commu
nication with Panama is shut off and
work on the canal has been suspend
ed. Very High Water on Isthmus.
Washington, Dec. 5. A cablegram
says the highest water since 1889 pre
vails on the Isthmus, the railroad be
ing from two to 10 feet under water.
New President of (lie Southern.
Washington, Dec. 6. Directors of
the Southern railroad today elected
W. W. Flnley president, to succeed
the late President Spencer, who was
killed In a wreck on that road recent
ly. Chinese In Possession of New Chw'ang
New Chwang, Dec. 6. Chinese
authorities will take charge of this
Police Inspct-tor AsNasMliuitcd.
St. Petersburg, Dec. 5. Police In
spector Sheeremletoff wag fatally
shot this morning. His assailant
Brisk Demand for Lumber.
Owing to the large number of tim
ber claims and homesteads being lo
cated in the south part of Umatilla
county In anticipation of the con
struction of the Pilot Rock railroad,
there Is now a brisk demand for lum
ber In all the Pendleton yards for the
construction of settlers cabins. A
huge number of people are locating
lnnd In Umatilla and Grant counties,
in the timber belts south of Filot