East Oregonian : E.O. (Pendleton, OR) 1888-current, April 26, 1909, EVENING EDITION, Image 1

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Fair tonight and Tues
dny. VOL. 22.
NO. G569
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Thrilling Chase Follows Bur
glary and Fire in Culler's
Store at Weston.
Taking Up Cold Trail nt Knxc Station
I'niallllii (on nly Officers Cliusc
Three Notoriously Bud Men
Through Scvcrul Counties and Furls
of Two States Before They Are To
ken $501(0 Fire Follows Blowing
of Safe Containing Five Dollars.
After a thrilling' -chase the three
men believed to have been responsible
for the blowing of the safe and the
burning Of Sim Cullcy's More at Wen
ton. .Saturday night, have been run
down and captured by Sheriff Taylor
and Deputy Sheriff Bert Wilson.
They arc now at Wallula and will
probably arrive In Pendleton tomor
row morning.
The mn under arrest are J. A.
Murray, C, M. Clarke and Michael
Burke, and all three arc believed to
be notorious burglars who have ope
rated In the northwest for yearn. At
leant one of the trio Is reported to
have Just completed a five year peni
tentiary sentence.
Officer Tuko Trail.
Notified yesterday piornlng that
burglars had entered the Weston
store and set fire to the building af
ter blowing the safe and taking the
contents. Sheriff Taylor and Deputy
Wilson at once took up the trail and
within 24 hours had run their quar
ry to earth. "Whether the $5000 fire
which gutted tho building waa the
result of the explosion or whether tho
men deliberately set the building on
fire because of their chagTln at the
small amount of booty secured Is not
known. There was only 15 In the
The trail of the three men under ar
rest was first taken at Saxe station.
Tho fellows had been put off the
Walla Walla train there Friday eve
ning. Later they were seen at Ad
ams and still later at Weston.
When the officers reached Weston
they found that the burglars hnd
made their escape on a handcar
which they had stolen at the depot
This was ditched at Freewater. Hero
tho officers separated, Taylor going
Into Walla Walla and Wilson going
west down the river. Officers and
trainmen along the line In each dl
rectlon wero notified and furnished
with, descriptions of the three men
Wilson Make Arrest.''.
Details of the arrests are not known
but Deputy Wilson Is supposed to be
the man who actually turned the
trick, though ho was probably assist
ed by a Washington deputy sheriff
and some of tho trainmen, as tho fel
lows wero taken on the train near
They at first refused to return to
Oregon without requisition papers,
but later this afternoon It Is under
stood that they have changed their
minds and will return ?o Pendleton
without any further trouble.
The capture Is regarded as one of
the most Important made In this part
of the country In years. If the men
prove to be the fellows the officers
think they are, little difficulty will be
encountered In securing convictions
and long terms In the penitentiary
wil surely await each of them.
Oakland, April 26 F. H Hllllker,
of Spokane, was arrested here on an
Indictment accusing him of the em
bezzlement of $18,400 from the de
funct Pacific Livestock association.
Ho declared today that he would
waive extradition and return to face
his accusers. Sheriff Pugh of Spo
kane, will return with Hllllker after
the arrival of XI. C. Brown, who Is
wanted on a similar chargo from Los
W. C. Barbour of Eugene Is among
tho Willamette valley residents trans
acting business In Pendleton today.
San Francisco, April 26.
Four men were arrested accus
ed of looting Southern Pacific
freight cars of property valued
at fifty thousand dollars. Tho
ringleader Is a veteran employe
of the railroad. The Investiga
tion followed many complaints
of missing freight from all parts
of tho country.
VOTES $25,000
(Special Correspondence.)
Echo Ore., April 26. As the result
of tho special school election held
here on Saturday, Echo will have a
new $20,000 school building. Then:
were only four opposing votes to the
proposal to bond the district for a to
tal amount of $25,000, thirty-two vot
ing for the measure. Of the total
amount of $25,000 voted to be used
for tho benefit of tho schools of the
district, $5000 will go to pay the pre
vious Indebtedness and $20,000 for
tho new building.
Though definite plans have not yet
been decided upon, tho new building
will bo centrally located, and It Is
probablo It will bo used exclusive
ly for tho high school, the old high
school building being turned over to
the grades. Tho now building will
probably have six rooms, and It will
be modern In every respect. The re
sult of the speclnl election Is consid
ered a great victory for communi
ty advancement
(lush of Forcen or Rival Magnates I
Violent Will Likely Rival Famous
North Dunk Fight on Columbia
Trouble. Arises in Mountain Cut-off
Harrlinaii Is In Field First Hill
Conn's and Is Ordered Off.
Missoula, April 26. News of an
other physical clash between the Hill
and Harrlman engineers, rivaling in
violence the famous battle between
tho engineers 'of the same companies
when the North Rank road was build
ing, reached nere today from Lolo
Pass, where the encounter occurred
Fists, rocks and surveyor?' staff
figured and the fighters quit only af
ter some were severely beaten. The
are still on the ground.
The trouble arose over the cutoff
between Missoula and Lewiston, Ida
ho. Harrlman engineers were In the
field several, weeks before , th North
ern Puclfic party arrived and survey
ing the route along the Lolo river
west of Lolo river west of the Hit
ter Root mountain and pass, which
was the point of contention. When
the Harrlman people nrnved they or
dered them off. and the fight en
Montreal. April 26. The Montreal
Transportation company, . which ex
ports the bulk of the grain shipped
through this port to Europe, an
nounces that the reduction in the
rate of the American trunk lines to
day for grain carried from American
lakes to ocean ports will be met here
by a corresponding reduction. The
rate already agreed upon for the
opening of navigation here is 6tt
cents from Fort William to Montreal,
ana tnis will be lowered if necessary
wasnington, April 26. The fear
that the Japanese are colonizing the
isthmus of Panama for the purpose of
observing work on tho canal with the
object of destroying it in the event of
war, wag one of the things prompting
secretary of war Dickinson's trip to
Panama, It was learned today. Ow
ing to the delicacy of the matter it
has been kept quiet In official circles.
Secretary Dickinson Is working
quietly collecting data concerning the
number of Japanose in Panama.
Nairobi, April 26. Tho Roosevelt
party Is assembling today at the Pease
ranch on the Athl river. Runners
from Heatley's ranch say that they
counted a hundred and sixty buffalo
in one day.
Red Bluffs, Calif. April 26. D.
M. Bond, deputy fish and game w-ar-
den was today sentenced to five years
Imprisonment convicting of killing an
Indian whom he caught fishing out
of season.
Coos Bay Port Rill Carries.
Marshfleld, Ore. At yesterday's
election the port bill was carried by
nn overwhelming- majority, 894 to
162, with three small precincts to
lienr from. These precincts are in
favor of the bill, which will bring the
vote to nbout 6 to 1.
111 M
Executives of Smaller Colleges
of Oregon Resent Denial of
Rockefeller Funds.
Oregon's Smaller College Presidents
Da-lure That Decision of Rockefel
ler U Unjust Will Hold Meeting
to Protest Declare That Small
Colleges' of State Need Part of the
$12,000,000 niiwl All in Debt a'"l
Few Endowed Federation Xot
Thought Possible.
Portland, April 28. Presidents of
Oregon colleges will confer this week
to voice thiir resentment against the
ruling of Rockefeller's general edu
cational board that
Oregon school
not share In Rockefeller's $43,-
OOO.OdO, because schools here overlap!, . '
each other's territory, thus destroy-Lh"s"lf anJ the ontlre cablnet'.
lng their chance to grow. The presi-I PrB of the parliament showed that the
dents declare that such a ruling Is ! deposition of tho pultan was necessary,
arbitrary and unjust. During the ' Constitutional troops have surround-
past week correspondent has been
carried on between presidents Df the
state university, McMinnvllle college.
Willamette and Pacific universities,
Dallas, Albany and Pacific colleges to
arrange a plan of procedure.
Every small school in Oregon 1
struggling under almost a crushing
burden of debt.
None of these schools are well en- dora are kept under guard as military
dowed, and some are not endowed at ' prisoners by the invaders,
all. It is understood the plan forj Fate or Sultan I'ndecfded.
the consolidation of the several do- j . The national assembly has post
nomlTiation schools will be broached, ponod ifs decision regarding the fate
but so far the plan has . not . beenief thfcllan who wlll-remain a, pr.lp
much favored. Most of the denomi-1 oner in his palace until some decls-
national schools are conducted in
keeping with their creeds which
teach distinct topics from the rest.
The statement has been made that
only prospects of closing doors nnless
help comes will induce them to con--Mer
the federation.
It Is argued on the other hand that
If these combine now they will be en-
nhled to grow to a size, strength and
numocr aomanueu ny tne great o
great do-
velopment of 'Oregon. One-of the;
professors expressed the opinion to-
day that the situation was critical and;
that the educational future of Oregon
depends upon the action taken now.
Mercer, Pa., April 26. Reports
covering the past life of Mrs. J. II. i
Boyle, under arrest In connection with
the kidnaping of Willie Whitla at
Sharon, have been placed in the hands
of District Attorney Llnlnger of Mer
cer county by Superintendent Scauf
fler of a private detective agency,
who has been conducting a private n
estigHtlon. Scauffler states In
his report that
inc nviiiuu irno me uuuKiut-r ui i n-
llam and Kate Farquar McD rinott.
Mrs. MeDermott died recently at
i-t,o. nv sum me primmer irje
name was Anna jucuermott out that
she had acquired the following alias-:
es: Mrs. Frank Yorke, Helen Toike, -
Jieien i'arker, sirs. Frank A. Aiwor,
iieien lucjjonougn, mrs. li. u. vaii-
ers and Mrs. Jones. I
The detective said she acquired all ;
or these names within three ycar6 ,
irom me um0 sne lert her parents'
He relates what he says Is the
woman's criminal history and state
that her .claim that she has rich and
influential friends Is untrue.
A. A. Caruthers of Ellensburg,
Washington, is spending the day In
Pendleton, having come In from the,
west on tho early morning train.
That the Pendleton Alberta col-
ony of young men has been having
some strenuous experience with a
prairie fire Is Indicated by a letter
received yesterday by G. W. Knight,
father of the three Knight brothers,
who form a part of the colony. Con
siderable damage had already been
done and the fire was still raging
when the letter was written.
According to the letter, which was
written by Ernest Knight, Dell Mc
carty, one of the Pendleton young
men now living In Alberta, attempted
to burn the grass from a portion of
his recently ncquired holdings which
he desired to plow. The firo soon
got beyond his control, destroyed all
ills grass and then spread to the ad-
Grand Vizier and the Whole
Cabinet Hand Resignations
to Parliament,
Sultnn is Held Prisoner In His Palace
Canvas of Paiilment Shows his
Deposition Is Necessary His Fate
Still Undecided Palace Surrounded
by Troops Sultan not Allou'ed to
Confer With Foreign Ministers
Reactionaries Kept I'nder Guard
Ambasador Leisliniaa Reports all
A:i.cr'r-;;s Safe.
Cnnstan'lnople, April 2G. The over
throw of tho sultan, who Is prisoner
In the palace, was assured today
when the grand vizier, Tewfik Pasha,
, nnriim.-nt ihn rraiirnntinn of
j fd the palace.
Abdul Hanild's sons, and necessary
servants are allowed to remain In the
palace. The sultan Is not allowed to
confer with any foreign ministers
however, uroppan officials are the
only persons allowed to enter. Four
thousand reactionaries. including
hundreds of members of religious or-
ion Is reached.
Establish Court Martial.
Salonlca. April 26. Tho Young
Turk' have established a court mar
tial hole today to try the participants
In th revolt resulting in the tempar
nry rv-iihrow of the constitution.
train load of prisoners is expected to
j American All Safe.
The following message by United
States ambassador Irishman, was
cabled to the Unl'od Press:
Constantinople, April 26. The Am-
erl'.nns here are not endang-ored to
day, and never have been since the
fighting began. All of the American
touri-ts hero at the time of the In
vasion departed today. No Americans
were hurt during the fight so far as
learned excepting Frederick Moore
the war correspondent. The forces In
control have promised to protect the
10.000 Killed III Asia Minor.
Lntakla, Asiatic Turkey. April 26.
Forty thousand were killed In the
massacres In Asia Minor during the
past few weeks according to reports
recriven nere loii-iv. ( on 'lit Ions are
; grnwlnsr worse. lmdiln. tho vlllag'
Chl-jwhero the five Awiic.ni women mis
s'onnries were stat oned, Is reported
Lisbon, April 26. At least' a hun
dred are dead and a thousand home-
less as a result of an earthquake In
-the province of Alente Jowlde on Frl-
day, says a message. The king Is at
Salvaterre directing the rescue work.
Washington, April 26. Senate fl-
j nance committee failed to report on
the tariff today, but mav do so to-
joining ranches.
By fighting the rapidly onrushlng
flames for two nights and a day,
Knight brothers succeeded in saving
their buildings and 320 acres of pas
ture. The remainder of their pasture
was destroyed.
As an Incident to the fire, Ernest
Knight was ordered by the mounted
poiice to join the company of fire
fighters which was working at a
point some distance from the Knight
ranch. As his own- place was threat
ened by the flames, Ernest refused
to go, whereupon the police declared
he would be placed under arrest and
subjected to a fine of $100. It is not
known what will be the outcome of
the Incident.
Because tho trainmen would not
allow him to ride without paying his
'way, Henry Henderson heaved a
stone through tho window of the ob
servation car of train No. 1 yesterday
and Is now reposing In the county
It seems that Henderson was not
only possessed of a desire to ride,
but that this desire was an extremely
persistent one. Three times he had
boarded the train and three times
he had been put off. The last time
that he was ejected from the train
was at Gibbon station and here evi
dently realizing that the third time
was the last, he picked up a young
boulder and hurled It into the ob
servation car which was attached to
the rear of the train.
When No. 1 arrived in Pendleton,
Constable Bentley was informed of
the occurrence and armed with a de
scription of the man went up and
brought him down to the county Jail.
The formal charge was lodged against
him this morning by O. R. & N. De
tective Wood, who arrived from Port
land for that purpose.
Robbers Steal Team From Barn of
Vice-President 0f Garfield National
Rank Rlow up Dunk at Elbertson
and Return to Garfield Then Leave
on Northern raclfic Fpeeder
Supposed to Have Jumped a Freight
Garfield, Wn., April 26. The bank
Elberton, Wn was dynamited last
night and several hundred dollars
stolen. The robbers stole a team from
the barn of J. W. Cox, vice president
of the Garfield national bank, and
drove to Elberton, then returned to
Garfield and hitched their horses to a
telegraph pole and left town on a Nor
thern Pacific speeder.
The speeder was abandoned at the
roadside several miles from the scene
of the robbery and It Is supposed that
uiey Doaraea a rrelght train to Spo
kane. A heavily armed guard Is
awaiting at every station along the
railroad. The exact amount of the
loot Is unknown.
The New England Modern Lanuage
association's commute on college en
trance reqairements Is preparing re
report which will probably contain
some vigorous recommendations re
garding the teaching of languages in
Preparatory schools.
. The movement away from the clas
sical tongues has not ceased, and
while the indications are that Latin
will continue in high favor, the fu
ture will see sonic radical rearrange
ment of language methods in the
The committee recently sent in
quiries to 176 high schools and found
n.av i.i u.c 0,,uu r more pupus rep-,
resented it,.; are studying Latin : fi
ana nu ureek, while in the modern
language courses 19.069 are studvine :
French and 5690
s.,, ..., o.n
Most teachers would
for practical
reasons, liKe to see attention more
evenly divided between French and
German, with the preference, If any,
given to the latter.
The new attitude of the colleges is
shown by Harvard's recognition of a
speaking knowledge of French and
German as equivalent to preparation
In Latin and Greek. Spokesman-Re
San Francisco, April 26. Suit
against the Union Pacific and the
Southern Faclflc companies has been
entered In the United States circuit
court for the northern district of Cal
ifornia for the purpose of dissolving
the financial relations of the two rail
roads. The suit is brought In- the
name of the president of the United
States and nearly 100 witnesses have
been subpoenaed.
The suit was brought originally In
Utah, where the lines of the two
roads form a Junction, and hearings
have been held In nearly every large
city of the United States where the
two companies own physical prop
erties or have competing freight
agencies. The action Is one of the!
numerous ones brought against the
Harrlman lines during the Roosevelt
administration, but It Is the first
called since President Taft was In
augurated. Miss R. Sutton of Walla Walla, is the '
guest of friends In this city for a few
days. f
The C. W, Parker Carnival
Arrived Yesterday After
Being Delayed by Fire.
Train Delayed at Athena by Serious
Fire Haines Discovered Shooting
up From One of Animal Wagons
Fears for Safely of Twenty-Seven
Cars or the Train Fire Exlln
guMied With Loss of Only a Few
Thousand Dollars Rig Show to be
Held at Ball Park Will be Here
for Week.
The strenuous tones of an immense
steam callope floating over the city,
about one o'clock yesterday afternoon,
proclaimed the approach of the special
train bearing the C. W. Parker shows,
which are to play a six day's engage
ment in the city, opening tonight
The sounds from the callope attracted
the crowd, the small boys and girls,
and even elderly people, were seen
hurrying to the depot from all direc
tions. Fire Delays Arrival.
The show train was scheduled to ar
rive at eleven o'clock, but underwent
a serious fire down the line and, lor
that reason, was delayed for about two
hours. A large crowd of disappointed
people gathered at the station in the
morning, and a still larger crowd
greeted the train upon its arrival in
the afternoon. At a point Just be
yond Athena the watchman on the
show train discovered flames shooting
up from one of the wagons belonging'
to the animal circus, and Immediately
sounded the alarm but was unable to
attract the attention of the train crew
until some little, distance had been
traversed. The speed of the train
merely served to fan the flames, and
I for a time it looked as If the entire
train of twenty-seven double length,
cars would go up in flames. Once
the train was stopped, however, the.
fire department maintained with the
shows did valuable service Fire ex
tinguishers were speedily brought In
to requisition, and, after a heroic fight
on the part of everyone connected
with the shows, the flames were
brought under contral, not, however,
until property valued at several thous
ands of dolars had been destroyed.
Athenians Frightened.
Following the stopping of the train
a scene of pandemonium reigned for
a time, as in addition to the flames,
the animals connected with the ani
mal circus began to roar and screeh
in anticipation of the danger near at
hand. The people of Athena flocked
to the scene intent on lending aid, and
when the situation was most critical
some excited individuals shoutelthat
the Hons had managed to escape from
j their eneres with the result that there
was p. slurrying for places of safety
on the part of -hi? citizens of quiet lit
tle Athena, of course the alarm
proved to be false, but that fact did
not lessen the f ;;r of many and not
a few doers and windows remained
boltwl aml h.iro,l
until after the
ames had been extinguished and the
show train had proceeded on its way.
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t"e property destroyed was an
;tne aniinaI c, wh , f , .
with the C. W. Parker shows this sea
son. The tent, 200 feet long and 150
feet in width, had Just been received
from the Parker factories, at Abilene,
Kansas, and had never been used, it
having been the intention of the man
agement to erect it for the first time
in connection with the Pedleton en
gagement. The loss of the property
destroyed, however, will in no manner
interfere with or effect the Pendleton
engagement since the shows are
equipped with reserve tents and para
phernalia calculated to meet Just such
emergencies as this.
Location Changed.
Following the arrival of the show
train In the city the work of unload
ing was speedily inaugurated, and, as
fast as the wagons, cages, chariots,
etc., etc., were unloaded they were
(Continued on Page Eight.)
London. Arril 26. General
Booth's Salvation Army Is pre
paring to tour America before
next winter and to make two
five weeks trips first throuch
England. While in America
they will go into the question of
establishing a ''University for
humanity." the first branch of
which will be located In New
Tork and Chicago.