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Modern printing of
all kinds promptly
done at the Cast
Probably fair tonight
and Tuesday; cooler
PENDLETON, OKEGON, MONDAY, MAY 3, 1909.
Over 2000 Homeseekers Pass
Through Pendleton Satur
day and Sunday.
WILL ALMOST DOUBLE
FAMOUS RECORD OP I90J
All of tho Horrlinan Equipment Thai
Could lie Scraped Togctlicr Neces
sary to Accommodate Colonist Traf
fic Coming from the Missouri
RJvcr Points to tlio Taciric North
west A Single Train Carries Near
ly 800 lloinescekcrs Exjicctcd
Tliat 2000 Would-bo Settlers Will
raws ' Through Today and Tomorrow.
MEN UNDER ARREST
Homeseekers from Missouri river
points have been pouring through
Pendleton Into the states of Oregon
and Washington by the thouiands
during the past three days and in
dications point to a continuance of!
the rush until tomorrow when all
but the stragglers will have gone
Two of the 'three men recently ar
rested by Sheriff Taylor and Deputy
Sheriff Wilson for the Weston safe
blowing and store burning, are well
known bank robbers who recently
served long terms in the Oregon pen
Itentiary. Their names are J. A.
Crossley and Eli Dunn, the two men
who were sent up for five years each
for robbing the bank at Lebanon,
Oregon, Feb. 5, 1905. James F. King
sley, who was associated with them In
that crime made his get-away and
has never been taken.
These two men were arrested In
Tortland by Sheriff Tom Word, a few
days after the robbery and when tried
and convicted were sent up for five
years. Through good behavior their
time was cut down and they were re
leased from the Salem prison a few
months ago. The Weston affair was
evidently the first crime attempted
since their release.
The boy who was with them has not
yet been Identified, but he Is believed
to bo nothing worse than a common
tramp, though It Is quite probable
that ho has done time In some reform
school. His Identity has not been established.
AT CONVENTION MEETING
n meeting or tne Washington con
nervation association at Walla Walla
on May 13 and 14. The purpose of
the meeting Is to formulate plans tot
concerted efforts between Pacific
coast states to conserve natural re
sources. It was expected that the
governors of Oregon, Washington,
California and Idaho would attend.
Salem, May 3. -State Senator J. N.
Hart of Baker City, was selected by
through. Every bit of the Harriman ! Governor Benson to represent him at
passenger equipment that could be
scraped up from Omaha to the coast
has been pressed Into service to han
dle the hoards of persons anxious to
cast their lot In the far west.
Train No. 6 that passed through
Pendleton Saturday morning contain
ed 15 touches or close to 800 colo
nists for northwest points. No. 1
for the same day had almost as many
more, while No. 5 Saturday and Sun
day nights was compelled to come
In three sections. There were two
sections of No, 1 yesterday and there
will be at least two sections of No. l
tonight. No. 1 will probably contain
15 coaches when It pulls Into the
Pendleton depot th'.a afternoon.
Approximately 2200 homeseekers
passed through Pendleton Saturday
and the rush Is not over yet. ' It Is
expected that 2000 more will pass!
through today Bnd tomorrow. This'
H a record never approached in u !
E2E Hi EFFIGY
similar length of time In the history5
of the colonist traffic In the north-j
The record for the banner year oi
1907 has been completely snowed un
der already and it Is believed that a
gain of 60 or 70 per cent over las
spring's traffic will bo shown when
the records arc all in. It will require
several days to get the totals as those
stragglers who are spending a few
days along the lino between Hunting
ton and Portland will not turn their
tkkets in until they reach the'r des
tinations. The following concerning thaar
rival ot the colonists In Portland Is
taken from the Portland Journal:
Sunshine Replace Blizzards.
Coining from a land where bliz
zards, wintry' gales and pneumonia
weather have been the order of the
spring, the colonists who stepped offj
TOWARDS WII1TWORTII HEAR
Il Is Hanged in ' Elfish trtnn the
Flagstaff of Mason Library DIs
satisfaction Has Boon Shown ftn
Several Month- 1 1 iftm Sign Is
Posted on Friday Night Methods
of Discipline Are Not LiUnd Po
tltion Hoard of TruMoes.
Restores 92,000 Acres in
Oregon Withdraws 178
RESTORED LAND IS IX
LA GRANDE DISTRICT
187,000 Acres of Land Withdrawn
Under Reclamation Law 30,00o
Acres on Lower Powder River Re
mainder Is t in Connection With
Malheur Project Ballingor Clashes
With Secretary Wilson as to Policy
of General Land Office With
drawal of Land in Forest Reserves
Washington, May 3. Secretary
Ballingcr today restored to entry 92,
000 acres of land in Oregon, and
withdrew 178,000 acres in the same
state. The land restored was in the
La Grande, Oregon, district, and was
withdrawn March 30 for the lower
Powder river reclamation project.
A withdrawal of 178,000 was made
under the reclamation act It In
cludes 30,000 acres for the lower
Powder river project and the remain
der In connection with the Malheur
project In the Burns, Oregon, land
Burns Land to Ih Examined.
The lands withdrawn in the Burns
district will be examined this year to
determine the feasibility of starting
the Malheur project. The protest of
thf Owyhee Irrigation company
against the Mnlheur project was taken
under consideration. The land re
stored was withdrawn for the purpose
Second National Peace Con
gress Opens in Chicago
With 1000 Delegates.
VISITORS TAKE PART
President Taft Unable to Attend But
Approves Alms of Conference
Gomiers and David Starr Jordan
Speak in Interests of Peace Tonight
Prominent Visitors Take Part
Japanese Situation to he Thorough
ly Discussal 15,000 Attended Last
Year's Meetings Attendance Ex
peeled to he as Large This Year.
Chicago, May 3. Over a thousand
delegates and visitors attended the
opening of the second national peace
conference here today. The sessions
last until Wednesday night. The
reading of a letter from President Taft
expressing his regret at his inability
to be present, and approving the aims
of the conference, was one of the
day's features. Robert Treat Paine
of Boston, presided, and an address
by Secretary of War Dickinson was
read. Addresses of welcome were
made by Mayor Buwe and Governor
The principal speakers at tonight's
session are Samuel Gompers and Da
vid Starr Jordan, president of Stan
13.000 Attend Last Year.
Fully 15,000 persons attended the
first, pence congress held in New
York tw years ago, and it is
expected that Chicago's central lo
cation will attract an even larger
gathering of visitors before it ends,
fnminir at this time the congress is
considered of rpecial importance, and
the Japanese situation will be thor
oughly discussed .
Distinguished Foreigners Present.
Several distinguished foreigners are
Salem, May 3. E. J. Kaiser, editot
of the Valley Record, of Ashland U
making a tour of the Willamette val
ley testing the sentiment on the pro
posal to apply the referndum to the
appropriation made by the legisla
ture for the Oregon agricultural col
lege. He has until May 23 to file the
According to statements made by
Kaiser It Is uncertain whether the pe
tition will be filed. He says appre
hension has arisen as to the purpose
of the petition, which Is not for the
purpose of holding up allitional main
tenance appropriations, which Is now
eigthy thousand dollars, but for a to
tally different appropriation of two
hundred and ten thousand dollars for
RAILROAD COMPANIES NOW
LIMITED TO TRANSPORTATION
Washington, May 3. The commo
dities clause in the Hepburn rate aci
was declared constitutional by the
United States supreme court. Th.
clause limits transportation compan
ies to that business exclusively.
The clause reads: "From and af
ter May 1, 1908, It will be unlawful
for any railroad to transport from any
state or territory, of the district of
Columbia to any state or territory or
to any foreign country any article
or commodity, other than timber and
manufactured products thereof man
ufactured, mined or produced by
it or under its authority, which may
have been In whole or In part, or in
which it may have an Interest direct,
ex:ept such articles as are necessary
or Intended for use in the conduct of
its business as a- common carrier."
A fine not exceeding five thousand
dollars Is provided for each offense.
Tacoma, May 3. Unrest and dis.
satisfaction with the administrate
of President B. II. Krorze of Whit
worth college, for several months
manifested tself In startling form
uniay wnon rrcsniciu Kroeze was
hanged In effigy from the flagstaff
on the cupola of Mason library.
Friday night a huge sign was post
ed at Stevens street at the side oj
tlio litirary, reading: "Drink to one
who Is not man enough to resign, B.
the trains as they arrived In Portland Hostility against Kroeze Is of long
this morning wero greeted by sum- standing, and dissatisfaction with his
mcry sunshine, blue skies, trees in full methods of discipline resulted !n a
leaf and a wealth of flowers from petition being presented to the board
every shrub and blooming plant i of trustees at the last meetlifg nsklng
mat Lienn McKay be g'von n part of
the power now attached to the pres
ident. Members of the faculty con
fess they are In the dark as to what
will be done by the board.
The placard was readable for blocks
bearing the name, "B. H. Kroeze" at
tached to It. Tho stuffed figure sus
pendMl last night was ordered taken
They traveled along hillsides white
with the dogwood blossoms and when
tho train pulled Into the city through
the backyards of the east aide, the
lilac bushes decked In lavender and
the houses covered with wistaria
blossoms, made the new residents op
en their eyes In wonder. There
wasn't much doubt of their being
glad they had come, and no one sal ' down this afternoon.
ho was homesick.
They peeled off their overcoats and
mufflers before they had reached the
welcome, arch on Hoyt street. Gloves,
mittens and Jackets followed. Half
the kids and there were several hua
dred of them wore heavily knitted
caps or "pussy" hoods, when they
passed through the depot gates. Most
ROOSEVELT HUNTING PARTY
GETS GAME AND WORSHIP
Nairboi, May" 3. The Roosevelt
party today, after a day's rest, re
sumed tho hunt, the object being gi
raffe. They will remain at Mau Hills
'until May 14th. Four hundred war-
of them were bareheaded before their i rlors and Klkuyu chiefs danced a war
fathers and mothers had finished try-j dance for Roosevelt, at Fort Hallyam.
lng to get the men In the baggage! They gave Roosevelt three sheep, a
room to tell them when their trunks' bull and a wild ostrich,
would come. j Roosevelt gave each native a piece
While the majority of tho colonists of sliver. May 14th the party will
have come to Tortland, it is merely to start for Nairobi, reaching there May
make this their starting point for: 15th. After remaining thero three
days they will proceed fo Sotik.
According to tho story brought hero
today, Colonel Roosevel killed a gi
gantic lion crouching ready to spring
upon two members of the party, the
largest killed since the beglnnlg of the
party trip. It was frightened when
Clashes With Wilson.
Washington, May 3. Clashing, ov
er the best policy to be pursued in the
conduct of the general land office,'
Secretary Ttnllinger of the Interior do-1
partment. nnd Secretary Wilron, of
thn ilr.inrl,nriil rf ,t irrlinlt 11 rr, rlrt- '
, , ' . , , ,. ,. , . 't.nk ng part, noluding Count Johann
dared war today, nnd finally placed , , ' . .
., . .... ' ... , . , .. , He nie ch von Bcrnstorff of Germany,
their differences in the hands of the. " . , ,
,, , i Herman P. Iigercrantz, envoy from
president for settlement. The trou-' ,
, , , , . , , . ; Sweden: Dr. Wu Ting Fang, envoy
hie arose when Chief Forester Tin-' '. ,,, , . T "
.... . . , , . ! from China; Alfred Mitchell Innes,
ehot had Wilson request certain lands, ,. , ,, ... , ,,.,.,.
A . ' , , ,, i counsellor of the British embassy, and
in the west to be withdrawn from all : It , . .
i ern history In tho University of Nor
! way, Christiana, ex-president of the .'a-
! tion.il peace organization of Norway
Besides those named, representa
tives of the Japanese embassy, the
'Turkish Jegntlon, and the French
! ombnssv will bring greetings to the
congress from their governments.
I Ueiii-'-si'iitative Bartholin of Mis
souri will preside over the session at
which the foreign representatives will
III SESSION HERE
Two Men Arrested, Convicted
and Imprisoned tor Selling
Liquor to Indians.
THIRD MAN LIKELY TO
BE. ARRESTED TODAY
Frank Parr and James Myers Art
Taken by the Chief of Police
Charged With Rlegal Selling of Li
quor Myers Ig Convicted on the
Testimony of Two Indians Will
Serve 25 Days in Jail in Default of
$50 Fine The Second Man Will
Serve Twelve Days in Jail Third
for men who patrol the national for
ests. Heretofore such requests have been
grunted without question. Secretary
Wilson and Forester Pinchot were
dumbfounded when Secretary Ballin
gcr sent mord that the law would
not perm't such action, and that he
must decline to make the withdrawal.
Wilson nppealed to President Taft,
nho asked both secretaries to prepare
TI 1 1; E TEN .him; e G A 1 .1 .0 W AY
PLOTTERS ARE EXECUTED
Constantinople, May 3. A report
that the deposed Sultan Is seriously
ill was received from Salonlca. To
day thousands witnessed the execu
tion of the condemned men led forth
clad in trousers and jackets. Upon
each was fastened placards bearing
Tillamook, Ore., May 3. Circu't
Judge Galloway announced In open 1
court today that he was threatened
with assassination If he convicted
certain parties In Tillamook county,;
and wns warned not to be out late tne name f the crime rf which he
nights or to attend public resorts". wna accused. A cordon of police con
Feeling Is Intense here over the at- trolled the crowds. Each victim was
tempt to Intimidate Justice In the ' rase,i by a pulley and suspended un
prosocutlon of numerous alleged boot- tli strangled to death.
legging cases. The Judge's an- Thirteen plotters were executed to
nouncemcnt is tho climax to a bitter; flay, .several soldiers and leader pub-
fight made in the case of William , p.-lv shot, and accomplices hanged
Ijingworthy, charged with bootleg
ging. Many casfs have been tried
since local option was made effec.
Arrest, prosecution, conviction and
imprisonment followed fast for Frank
Parr and James Myers when Chief of
Police Gurdane took their trial on
the charge of selling liquor to In
d'ans and In violation of the local op
tion law. In securing convictions
against these men the Chief of pollc
showed that he is somewhat of a
When Ti-co-nl explained in police
court Saturday morning that he hatf
secured his booze "at the show," the
chief immediately got busy. Tl-co-nl
was taken to the carnival grounds,
but despite his assertions to the con
trary he was unable or unwilling to
point out the man from whom he had
secured the firewater. Later in the
day, however, Bill La Rock, another
Indian, was picked up and he quick
ly pointed out Myers as the man who
had not only supplied him, but had
also disposed of the' fiery liquid to
On the evidence of these two In
dians Myers was arraigned in the po
lice court, tried and convicted. He
was fined 150 or 25 days and In de
fault of the money he took the Jail
Frank Parr was a'so arraigned on
the charge of selling liquor to In
dians, the witnesses beine Anderson
Sh'ptour and Frank Johnson, both,
minors. He was arraigned on two
charges, that of selling liquor in vi
olation of the prohibition ordinance
and that of selling liquor to Indians.
The first charge was dismissed for
the reason there was pome doubt as
to the intoxicating ability of the bev
erage. On the second count he was
tried, found guilty and sentenced to
pay a fine of $25, in default of wh'th
he will serve twelve days in paid.
When the city gets through with
these men there may be further trou- '
hue in store for them. Parr is subject
to arrest on the charge of selling II-
OUOr to A minor anH aln sf n
Nine cases were disposed of during ,,QUOr m defianp n, thB ,
the day and at this rate the entire ,aw wniIe both men w, b ?ubje
WILL DISPOSE OF ALL
CASES THIS WEEK
AH live Members of Supreme Bench
Are In Attendance Spring Term
Session of Supreme Conrt in East
ern Oregon Begins Promptly Nine
' of the Cases Disused of During
Day Docket Will Soon Be Cleared
at Tills Rate.
With all five members of the sU'j
preme bench present the spring term
of the eastern Oregon session, of the
supreme court was opened this morn
ing. The work of disposing of the
cases on the docket was taken up
without delay and the end of the wee
will find every case disposed
Charles Pickens refused to lie down
unless his bed was splaeed due south
nnd north. He gave notice of the
Testimony n Merger Case. .
Portland, Ore. May 3. Testimony
In the government's snlts to dissolve
the merger of the Union Pacific and
Southern Pacific is being taken here
today. Many subpoenas of witnesses,
among whom are included railroad
(Continued on Page Eight.)
OF CHIEF OF POLICE.
Oregon City, May 3. A bur
glar entered the homo of Chief
of Police Burns Inst night and
carried away the chief's trous
ers. When ho awoke this morn
ing ho missed his trousers and
secured p;iother pair and start
ed In a search. Ho found foot
prints leading to the gate post
where he found the garment
Tug Day nl Memphis.
.Memphis, Tenn., May 3. This Is
tag day In this city, and charming ma
trons and young, ladies arc busy all
over the city. Tho Tag Day is for the
benefit of the Home for Incurables,
which has been sustained almost
whiflly by the money raised through
Lynn, Mass., will have 80 cei.t gas
after July 1,
rule bef.ire arriving tit a friend's, men who previous to the merger were
house or a hotel, but a compass was In the employ of one or the other of
always handy In his baggage to make the railroads and local shippers, have
sure. brpn served.
PISS B III
Thero Is a good probability of the
establishment of a. Catholic prepara
tory college for young men In this
city. Though no definite plans hnve
yet been made It Is known that the
order of Jesuits, which owns tho va
cant block just west of St. Mary's
Catholic church, Is considering the
advisability of establishing the school.
At this time the Jesuits have a
young men's preparatory college.
Gonzago college, at Spokane. It Is
now so well attended that Its capacity
Is taxed and this has caused the con
sideration of plans for a school at
Should the school he established it
will be for young mm only and in no
way will be a rival of the St. Joseph's
academy, conducted by the Sisters of
St. Francis. At the St. Joseph'c ac
ademy ony boys of very tender years
attend, the most of the pupils being
Tho complete plans for the new
Catholic church have been prepared,
the work being don, by T. F. Howard,
for M. J. Caliban, foreman of the
plaining mill. The church will be the
finest structure of tiie kind in the
docket will be cleared In five days.
The case of the state versus C. Sam
Smith was transferred to Salem for
argument. This was a Crook county
The case of Christ C. Boe versus
Hoyt Arnold, was argued and submit
ted. The three Malheur county local op
tion cases were argued and submitted
as one case.
The case of F. F. Sharp versus
Orah Beecher, appealed from Wal
lowa county, wae argued and submit
ted, as were also the cases of State
versus Minnlck (Union county); and
of Rachael J. Rafferty versus A. B.
Davis, appealed from Union county.
The State versus J. A. Moxley ex
rel, was submitted on brief.
Attorney Francis H. Bartlett is ap
plying for admission to the bar in
this state on a certificate already
held by him while Claude M. Johns
and C. C. MeCullock of Baker City
are both applying ror admission to
to arrest for selling liquor without a
A third man will probably be ar
rested before night. He is accused
of having sold two pints of whiskey
to Tsadore Wh'tebull, and his arrest
will follow the securing of corrobora
A. E. McFatridge was present at
the trial this morning and Informed
the Indians who had been drunk that
hereafter they need not expect to re
ceive any money from their lands
through him except Just as they abso
lutely needed It for the purchase of
the necessities of l'fe. The govern
ment gives him the power to black
list drunken Indians and he has start
ed his list.
IN AUTO ACCIDENT
OREGON WILL GET
JUSTICE IX TARIFF
Washington, May 3. Senator Piles
of Washington, took the floor of the
senate today and made a plea for the
retention of the present dutv on lum
ber. Senator Bourne, of Oregon, was
practically assured by the members
of tho finance committee that the
items on the tariff bill In which Ore
gon Is interested will be properly
cared for. especially those on lumber,
wool, hops, hides and gyphum.
Senator Bourne received a telegram
that his riother, 97 years old, had
died at Now Bedford, Mass., and ho
left this evcn'ng for the bedside. He
had prepared a speech on lumber, but
will withhold it to revise owing to the
late news received.
San Francisco, May 3. Former
six companions weer seriously in
Senator Plunkett and six companions .
were seriously injured, some probably
fatally, when an automoile in which
they were riding was wrecked on the
great highway on the beach early
today. Plunkett sustained severe
bruises and internal Injuries. L. B.
Percivial, the chauffeur, was internal
ly injured and may die. While turn
ing into the drive the machine skid
ded, throwing the occupants out. Mrs.
Mildred Forbes and Alice Coll!u
were afto injured.
Maryland is the most advanced
state in the union In the fight against
the "white plague," according to a
bulletin Issued by the National As
sociation for tho Study and Preven
tion of Tuberculosis.
OREGON YOUNG MEN
ACCUSER OF ASSAULT.
Redding. Calif.. May 3.
Three young men of Merrill.
Ore., are Jailed here for alleged
assault upon Miss A. Ward, ac
cording to the report received
here. The attack is said to hnvs
occurred during a buuuy ride.
The prisoners five the nam.' , f
Clay Kahn. Thomas Loveian 1
and Elmer Hoyt.