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Cloudy with possibly
showers tonight and
Take your store nwa
to the people and the
people will bring their
patronage to your store.
PENDLETON, OREGON. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 3. 1908.
Statement No. 1 Candidates
Control the Legislative Assembly.
Governor Now Leads Cake by 173 Four Counties to Hoar From Cannot
Materially Change tlw RetroU Fifty-two Members of Legislature
Will He Statement No. 1 Men, Being Six More Than Necessary to
Elect the Successful Democrat Prohibitionists Have Won Victories In
18 Countlon, 13 being Totally Dry Nearly Complete Returns In Uma
tlllu County Give Cake a Lead of 216 Prohibition .Majority Is Near
800 Barrett Loads Legislative Ticket by 500 Walker Is Elected
Commissioner Echo Precinct Polled Heaviest Vote.
Portland, Ore., June 3. Governor
Chamberluln will be the next senator.
This was determined today when
the returns showed there would be
82. statement No. 1 members In the
next legislature, a safe majority of six
over the number required to elect.
Chamberlain now leads Cake by
1672 with three or four counties to
hear from. Chamberlain, 38,789;
The prohibitionists won their fights
In 18 counties. According to tne
present figures Wallowa, Morrow,
Yamhill, Lane, Douglas, Polk, Linn,
Umatilla, Union, Klamath, Curry,
Gilliam and Sherman are absolutely
dry- Crook,. Baker, Multnomah,
Jackson and Josephine have aaen-
flced large slices of wet territory w
Cake Carries Umatilla.
From Umatilla county almost com- with Jutsice Wallan of Adams and
plete election returns have now been' Justice Miller of Pilot Rock offlclat
rccelved and with only Juniper and'lng with County Clerk Baling. In
Gllllland precincts to bo heard from! view of the extraordinary lengthy
on the senatorshlp Cake has a lead:
of 246 over Chamberlain.
On the remainder of the ticket the
more detailed returns have not chang
ed the situation. Echo, which was;
heard from complete lust evening,
gave Horace Walker a majority of j
153 for commissioner and thereby
made his election assured.
On the remainder of iho ticket no
contests were in doubt.. C. A. Bar
rett, statement No. 1 candidate for
representative, leads the legislative I
4l..b.kt l.v r.nn lu.ii-n vnlity tVirm Vflnn i
the other republican nominee while i
Mann has a majority of about 500
over William Blakeley, democratic
statement No. 1 candidate.
For assessor C P. Strain has a
lurge majority over R. T. Brown,
while F. W. Hendley Is reelected rec
order; Frank K. Welles county school
superintendent; T. D. Taylor sheriff,
Frank Sating, county clerk, and J.
W. Klmbrell, surveyor. '
The vote cast In the Echo precincts
which comprises the town of Hermls
ton as well as that of Echo, was the
heaviest of any in tbe county. On
the senatorshlp 445 votes were cast
and Cuke hud a majority of 25 over
Chamberlain.' The detailed vote In
part for Echo was as follows:
For United States Senator
H. M. Cake, 218.
Geo. E. Chamberluln, 193.'
L. L. Mann, 256.
William Blakeley's vote not given.
Frunk Sullng, 287.
T. C. Frazler, 11?.
F. W. Hendley, 296.
J, 3. Peebier, 98.
R. T. Brown, 199.
C. P. Strain, 216.
Homer I Watts, 169.
Frank K. Welles, 263. 4
W. R. Ellis, 313.
J. A. Jeffrey, 92.
Clyde B. Altchlson, 178.
A. N. Hamilton. 161.
Oglesby young, 58.
Gilbert W. Phelps, 805.
R. J. Slater, 107.
London, June 8. Slgnorlnetta, ,not
even considered In the earlier forma
tion of odds and not looked upon as
a possible contender, won the great
English derby at Epson, worth 6500
from a field of the fleetest horses In
The odds on Slgnorlnetta were 100
to 1. It Is understood that a few who
were aware of the horse's possibilities,
made heavy winnings. Bookmakers,
however, came off with most of the
The derby was a bunch of surprises,
Primer at a 100 to 3 winning second
HUM HORSE WIIIS GREAT IE
Generally Successful and Will
T. J. Mahoney. 199.
J. N. Scott, 173.
Representative C. A. Barrett. 256
J. Hudeman, 118.
Horace Walker, 271.
For prohibition, 264.
Against prohibition, 179.
U. of O. appropriation
Await Official Count.
Owing to the fact that all contests
jn ,na COUnty are settled conclusive-
iy an,i the vote on the senatorshlp
l8 known but little Interest Is taken
jn the few scattering precincts that
, have not been heard from. However,
! h nffiMni rnunt in n united with In-
tere8t for It will show the vote of
tne count on the legislative measures
r All the ballot boxes are now In
the clerk's office and the official
I count will commence this evening
ballot It Is probable that the Vork
cannot be finished tonight.
TAFT WILL USE TACT.
No Dictation From Candidate a to
Washington, June 3. There Is no
candid oserver who will not admit
that there was a good deal of bungl
ing In the management of Secretary
Taft's campaign for the republican
presidential nomination, especially In
Mistakes were made which proved
costly and which made much more
difficult the fight for the secretary's
nomination. But, despite mistakes,
the fight appears to have been won;
and now It Is becoming manifest that
along with the bunglers there are
some brilliant politicians In the Taft
One evidence of this Is the an
nouncement that Secretary Taft,
should he he the nominee, will not at
tempt to dictate the men or methods
of campaign management. It Is de
clared he will leave this matter with
the nntlonnl committee with which,
under party law, the responsibility Is
While It resolves upon the commit
tee to select Its chairman and the ac
tive campaign managers, custom has
allowed the nominee for president to
dictate who the chairman shall be.
Thus, In 1896 and again In 1900, Mc
Klnley selected Mark Hannn for na
tional chairman, though Hannn was
not even a member of the national
But It is said Taft will Indicate no
preference for the national chairman
ship, and undoubtedly this Is good pol
ities. It will give all members of the
committee an equal voice In making
the selection, no matter whether they
have been for or against Taft's nomi
nation, and it cannot be doubted this
will have a tendency to placate and
harmonise the opposition.
There Is the further consideration!
no campaign publicity bill having
passed congress, that there are going
to be unpleasant charges of "fat-frying"
during the course of the cam
paign. If the candidate does 'not se
lect the campaign management, he
will personally escape a good deal of
the embarrassment of these charges.
place, after only slightly figuring as a
possible contestor. Third place was
taken by Langwan at 100 to 8.
, Slgnorlnetta crossed the line fully
two lengths ahead of Primer. 'Bel
mont and Vanderblit backed the en
tries of Norman Third and Seasick the
Second, to a hundred thousand.
The king's horse, Perrler, placed
on the same basis as Langwan in the
betting, was backed heavily, being a
favorite of the people.
The winner is owned by ' Chevalier
Glnistrelll, an Italian. She was the
only filly entered.
FIGHT ON TAFT IS
RENEWED WITH VIGOR,
Memorial Day Speech May Encom
MiH III Defeat Root? volt May
Chicago, June 3. President Roose
velt may be the next nominee of the
A sudden lift has been Injected Into
the presidential booms of the favor
ite sons by the belief that Taft can
be defeated on the Issue of his re
markable memorial day address at
Grant's tomb, In which he referred
to Grant's drunkenness.
The Becond elective termers, are
busy trying to force Roosevelt to ac
cept the nomination If he sees Taft
is sure of defeat.
The fight Is on today In a dozen dif
ferent quarters. News from Indian
apolis this morning shows the plans
of the alliance to defeat Taft.
Hitchcock sees breakers ahead and
has hurried here to personally direct
the fight. Speaker Cannon who was
on his way home In a touring car
heard the news, hurriedly left the
machine and took a fast train..
Hemenway, Falrbunk's manager
with Cannon also abandoned the au
tomobile. Hughe's . boomers and
Knox managers are using every
means to make the most of the pe
culiar, situation. The speech will be
mentioned at every opportunity on
the floor of the convention.
WIFE MURDERS HUSBAND
AND BURNS HIS BODY.
Seattle .Murderers Says She Found
Him Dead hi Clinir and Wreaked
Vengeance on Remains.
. Seattle, June 3. Accused of mur
dering her husband, und admitting
she chopped his body to pieces with
an ax and buried It, Mrs. Edward
King is Imprisoned at Port Orchard.
The story of the alleged crime If
similar to the methods of Belle Gun-
ness the La Porte murderess.
The woman says she found her hus
band dead In a chair. Angered by
previous treatment of her, she says
she dragged the body Into the yard,
chopped it up and started a small
bonfire. She spent the night and day
pouring gasoline on it and burning It
t-j a basketful of charred bones.
Sunday, May 24, King disappeared
from his farm near Ollaia. The fol
lowing Thursday his daughter visited
her mother and asked for her father.
The mother said he had disappeared.
The daughter reported the fact at
Searchers hunted the woods and fi
nally found the bones of King In th
yard. Mrs. King then confessed she
had burned tne bouy but said she
found her husband dead In his chair.
She said he beat her and ran her out
of the house.
FIRST FATALITY OF
PORTLAND'S BIG RACES
Seattle Man Was Trying the Conrsc
Running More Than Mile a Minute
Machine Strikes Soft Dirt and Rolls
Over Victim Pinned in by Stcarlng
Wliecl Companion Seriously In
jured. Portland, June 3. Pinned Into his
sent by his steering wheel, William
Folberth, a professional automobile
racer of Seattle, was fatally Injured
when his car rolled completely over
three times lust night, and he is not
expected to live through the day.
George McCartney, another racer,
was also seriously Injured but Is ex
pected to survive.
Folberth and McCartney were run
ning over the course of the Oregon
road races to be held tomorrow when
the accident occurred. Folberth had
driven over the course three times
and was running his machine at a 65
mtlcs an hour clip when he attempt
ed to make the turn on the road to
the 12-mllc road house. Workmen
who had been putting the course In
shape, had plowed the ground, in
tending to roll It to lessen the danger
of the curve.
The Seattle driver knew nothing of
the newly plowed ground, ran Into It,
the wheels sunk and the machine roll
ed over. Folberth could not escape,
and was crushed under the heavy ma
chine three times. Four ribs were
broken and fatal Internal Injuries sus
tained. McCartney was crushed but once,
having his collar bone and arm bro
ken. It Is feared that many accidents will
mar tomorrow's races as the course
Is said to be even more dangerous
than Briar Cliff.
Japs Buy off Paper.
Toklo, June 8. Editor Bethell,
Englishmen who has been publish
ing the Korean Dally News at Seoul,
has been bought off by the Japanese
government The paper objection
able to Japan which couldn't do any
thing because Bethell claimed - the
money consideration finally means
the suppression of the publication.
President's Horse Falls Twice,
Though Bruised His Injn
. ries Are Not Serions.
WILD WEST EXPERIENCE
HELPS SAVE HIS LIFE.
Throws Himself From Saddle In Time
to Prevent Being Crushed Falls
Into Stream Wading Out of the
Wuc.er He Mounts Again and
Ajfalu Ills Horse Falls Mrs.
Rooecvc-lt With Her Husband Wit
nesses Both Accidents Teddy In
Hits Uie Incidents Are Trlviul.
Washington, June 3. It has Just
become known here that Roosevelt
was thrown from a young horse -and
narrowly escaped death yesterday
afternoon In Rock Creek park, where
he was trying a spirited animal In
going over the water Jump.
The president saved his life by
turning quickly to one side, as the
horse fell but sustained severe bruis
es, und was badly crushed.
The president when the story came
out, said: "It really didn't amount
to much and la hardly worth print
ing. I am not injured at all serious
The horse became frightened as he
I approached to jump, staggered and
leu '-violently, nuut-eveii ivuuzeu me
danK'r and the old time western ex
peric ce -tood him In good part.
Hofir! e.. st.- quickly In the saddle and
plunged Into fhe water.
The orderly caught the horse and
the president remounted. He said
he was not hurt much and rode for
half an hour when he had another
Crossing a stream the horse was
nervous, shied, and the president re
leased his feet from the stirrups and
dropped off Into the creek Just as
the horse fell a second time.
Mrs. Roosevelt was with the presi
dent and saw both accidents. She Is
an expert horsewoman, and would
have uided her husband if she could
have reached him In time. Sergeant
McDermott, the orderly was closer.
Washington. June 3. The one
hundredth birthday anniversary of
Jefferson Davis, president of the con
federacy Is being observed today. He
was born June 3, 1808.
SOLDIERS TO PANAMA.
Government Greatly Interested in
Washington, June 3. The publica
tion of the United Press dispatch tell
ing of the crisis with republic of
Panama has aroused great Interest
here, and It was announced today that
2to additional-marines had been or
dered to the Isthmus Immediately
with orders to protect American prop
erty and help keep order at the elec
tion.. It Is also planned to detail a large
body of sailors, if the conditions are
unimproved before election.
Almost the entire cabinet meeting
yesterday was devoted to the
necessity of the United States tak
ing control of the country. It Is under
stood, has been discussed at length,
though nothing was given out.
The danger to the canal works Is
of the utmost importance and the
situation will be closely watched.
I ITZ WOULD BATTLE
WITH STANLEY KETCHELL.
Boh Says He Is Not a "Has Been" 'and
Wants to Fight.
Portland, June 3. "I want to meet
this man Ketchell. The rumor that
I have retired from the ring Is wrong.
I'm mlrtrttp wnlehi nhamninn of
the world and ready to fight any and
all comers, 'said Cob Fltzstmmons,
the pugilist-actor, who opens a short
engagement here Monday.
Fltzstmmons Is accompanied by his
wife, Julia May Gifford, the singer,
who works with the fighter In vaude
ville. Fltzslmmons Is going to open
negotiations with Ketchell next week.
Tyi08 Elect Officers.
Indianapolis, Ind., June 3. The In
ternational Typographical union elec
tion has resulted In the selection of
James M. Lynch of Syracuse, presi
dent; J. W. Hayes of Minneapolis,
first vice president; J. W. Bramwood
of Denvel", secretary-treasurer; George
P. Nichols of Baltimore, agent of the
Union Printers' Home.
Des Moines, Iowa, June 3. A state
ment from Allison headquarters says
Allison's majority over Governor
Cummins' for the senatorshlp will be
10,000. Cummins refuses to concede
the victory, and It may take an offi
cial count to determine the result.
Salem, Ore., June 3. Ben
Stanton, who last night shot
Councilman J. F. Goode three
times, injuring him seriously,
but not fatally, was arrested at
6:30 o'clock this morning.
Stanton was discovered asleep
at his brother's home.
Stanton followed Goode's
grandaughter, Mrs. Jesse Rcece,
of Heppner, to Goode's home
last night and demanded to be
admitted. Goode telephoned for
the police, and was shot down
Stanton is a childhood sweet
heart of Mrs. Reece, who was
but recently married.
PRINCE DAVID DIES.
San Francisco, June 3. Arrange-
men is were made by cable to Honolu
lu this morning for a state funeral for
Prince David Kawananakoa, almost
the last of die Royal blood Hawailuns,
wIki died here last night of pneumo
IN FALLS LAND
ONE HCNDRED LAND
SEEKERS RETURN HOME.
F. G. Brown Formerly of TWs Coun
ty t But Now of Seattle Says Echo
and Hcrndston Land Excels Any
thing Under Twin Falls Project-
Big Crowd Saw Government Land
One hundred adventurous spirits
from every northwest state, passed
through the city today on their re
turn to their homes from the Twin
Falls land opening where a crowd of
over 5000 people saw that project
opened and raffled off by the gov
ernment. The crowd came In on No. 1 the
west bound O. R. & N. train and
took the Spokane irain for the north
at noon. Most of the crowd trank
ferilng here were from Seattle and
Spokane and while but few of them
secured numbers, In the land open
ing yet all were well pleased with
the Twin Falls country and believe
thut It will be a paradise in a few
years under Irrigation.
However, F. G. Brown, formerly
of this county who was a member
of the Seattle party today said that
none of the Twin Falls project Is to
be compared with the land in the vi
cinity of Echo or Hermiston. The
climate, soil, transportation facili
ties and markets are all In favor of
the Umatilla county tracts and while
he passed through this county to go
to Twin Falls to buy land, yet he says
that he wonders why anybody shquld
do so, as this county offers many
COUNTY SEAT SETTLED.
Attempts to Outline Present Location
Are Completely Frustrated.
Enterprise, Ore., June 3. The ques
tion of the location of the county seat
In Wallowa county was decisively set
tled In Monday's election In favor of
Its present location at Enterprise. J.
B. Olmstead was elected county judge
and W. G. Locke was elected county
commissioner. Sam Lltch the hold
over commissioner Is a resident of
Enterprise who with the other two
gentlemen make a unanimous county
court in favor of building a county
court house. This will settle for all
time the efforts of first one town and
then another to take, the county seat
away from Enterprise.
Shot Ills Sister, Then Himself.
While visiting his sister, Mrs. Har
riet Cole, at the Arcade hotel In Ta
coma Monday night, Frank B. Kelsep,
of Everett, shot her twice, one ball en
tering near the heart and the other In
her face. He then killed himself. Xo
cause Is known for the act. Mrs. Cole
was In a sick bed at the time. She
10 SALOONS CIVE UP THE EllliSI
Two saloons, the Rainier beer hall
and the Pullman, have already gone
out of business In this city as a result
of the prohibition vote. When the sa
loonmen appeared at the "recorder's
office yesterday to have their licenses
extended for a month longer, the pro
prietors of the two places named
above did not appear.
AH of the saloon licenses expired
on May 31 and In order to continue
business until July 1 it was necessary
for the liquor dealers to take out li
censes for the month of June. They
were granted licenses for that time
for 175 each, that sum being the pro
Pendlef ill Have Biggest
and B&, o ?iebration in Her
History. - '
DRY VOTE ACTS AS FAX
NOT AS A DAMPER.
Plans Already Being Worked Out and
Will Be Completed at Once Speak,
er of National Reputation Will
Frobably Be Secured and Schedule
of Sports Promises to Excel Any.
thing Ever Before Attempted to
Eastern Oregon Ministers and Bus-
iness Men Will Pull Together.
"Unfurl the flag, let the winds ca--ress
And lift It In rippling loveliness."
Plans for the greatest and most en
joyable Fourth of July ceiebratlon
that this city has ever seen are now
being worked out and if those behind .
the movement meet with success there
will be nothing slow about Pendleton
on the national holiday this year .even
If the town Is dry.
Owing to the uncertainty produced
by the prohibition campaign that has
been on this spring, nothing towards a
Fourth of July celebration was done
prior to election. But It has been
planned for some time past to take
up the subject immediately after elec
tion and the work has now been start
ed. Easter at the Helm.
At the Instance of Leon Cohen and
other business men Rev.-W. T. Eus'ter,
paster of the Methodist church and a
"live wire" in the fight for prohibi
tion, has been asked to aid in produc
ing a celebration. This invitation
Mr. Euster has accepted with a will
and he declares that he, as well as the
other church people of the city, will
do all In their power to properly cel
ebrate the Fourth.
While no definite .plans have yet
been worked out It Is planned to have
a general meeting within a few days
to organize a central and sub-commit
tees for the purpose of arranging for
From expressions heard Jrom repre
sentative business men today they are
all willing to aid liberally in financing
the celebration and apparently there
will be no difficulty In securing all
the funds needed.
Will Be a Hummer.
Regarding his views of what a cel
ebration should be, Rev. Euster said.
'We should have a great celebration
this year, one that will be enjoyable
to the people of the city and also for
those who live in the country. I am
in favor of getting a speaker of na
tional reputation If possible, even If we
have to pay $500 for him. We should
have a man that will have sufficient
reputation to draw a crowd to this
city from every .part of the county
and from other sections of eastern
MAY CLOSE RENO.
Largest Wide 0eii Town In United
States May Have Lid.
Reno, Nev., June 3. An organized
campaign against the attempt to "put
the lid on" In Reno, the largest town
In the United States absolutely wide
open, was started at a secret meeting
this morning. The gamblers are will
ing to spend a fortune to keep the
The council has decided to submit
the license question to the people at
a special election October 24.
Foreign Postage Reduced.
Washington, June 3. It Is announo- -ed
that an agreement has been reach
ed reducing the letter rate from the
United States to England, Scotland
and Ireland from 5 cents to 2. It .
takes effect October 1.
Ketchell Is Favorite.
Milwaukee, Wis., June 3. Ketchell'
Is a stout favorite In the betting for
tomorrow night's fight. Chicago fans
are Papke's strongest supporters.
rata payment, the annual license be
ing $900 per year.
Apparently all the remaining saloons
will continue In business during the
.month of June for the purpose of clos-
Ing out their stocks. Of those now In
business here some have declared their '
Intentions of leaving the city, while '
others say they will remain and en
gage In other lines of work.
Under the local option law the courr
ty court Is required to Issue a proc
lamation setting forth the result of
the election and this will' be done by
June 11, the date set by law for the-announcement.