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PENDLETON, OliEGON, TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1909.
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High Schools of Eastern Ore
gon Contesl for Athletic
DAY IDEAL AM) RECORDS
LIKELY TO BE BROKEN
Siiprtcrs of tlio Different Schools
are In Evidence In Cliy Closeness
of Preliminaries ITovcm Unit Con
t-t Will not bo Decided Vntll Near
End of Meet Island City and Ten.
dlctou Have no IIom-h of Victory
All Oilier Schools are Strong
Hnkcr City and I-u Gnuulo Favorites,
SO Yard Dash.
Gordon, Pendleton, first. Kim
ball, Pendleton, second! Flser,
Ontario, third. Time, 5:2.
J 00 Yard Rush.
Ofrrdon, Pendleton, first; Kim
ball, Pendleton,, second; Den
ham, RaXer, third. Time, 10:1.
Peers, Raker, first; Heiden
relch, La Grande, second; Hun
tttock. Raker, third. Distance,
97 feet, 11 .Inches.
120 Yard Hurdle.
Moot)', Ontarla. first; Rob
erts, Cove, second; Young, La
Grande, third. Time 17 1-2.
THE BEST FIGHTER
London, May 25. The jlng general
ship he had picked up in many bat
tles enabled Langford to score a com
paratively easy victory over Hague
and the fourth round had been barely
commenced when the burly Yorkshire
man was floored by a well directed
blow and counted 'out.
Langford was at a disadvantage as
to weight, height and reach, but his
superior gnowledge of ring luetics and
his quickness overcome this and what
was expected to be a long contest but
proved very brief.
Langford opened the third rounl
with a hard left to the face and he
used this blow effectively several
times before the gong sounded. Hague
however, partly closed the American's
eye with a hard right swing.
The men came together in a fast
mix up at the opening of the fourth
and Langford put a terrific right on
the Yorkshire man's chin, which end
ed the contest.
Supreme Court Denies Con
tention of Vale Men Who
Would Sidesteo Law.
WERE- EXCOrRAGEI) RY
RECENT MEDFORD DECISION
ROYS FINISH FIVE
THOUSAND MILK WALK
With a clear sky and u bright sun
-smiling flown from the heavens, the
annual field meet for the high schools
of eastern Oregon Is being held on She
Tutullia track this afternoon. The
opening oTThe meet Is under the most
auspicious circumstances and It Is be
lieved that Home eastern Oregon rec
ords will he smashed before the meet
Owing to the great distance of ithe
track from the city the number of
spectators "present Is -not large, but
those that are there make up In en
thuslusm what they lack in nunfbers.
The lew nupporters who are present
from the different sc'lmols are -all
cheering their favorites with a frenry
born of the :h.pe -of success and from
the results of the first few events It is
evident thai the meet will not be de
cided untn the half-mile relay, the
last event ot the day, Is run off.
Island Cthy, with her one represen
tative has no hopes of victory and
neither does Pendleton wltrh her crip-
rpled team, it 'is expected however that
with Gordon mid Kimball taking 'the
ipolnts thry hftve that Pendleton will
not be the lowest, When .the points
.are finally totallefl itrp. Had Boylcn
been well enough lo outer the mile
;and the half raOe and been tabe to
irun these in tils customary time, he
would easily have taken bath these
ovents and Use locale could hare made
even a stronger showing.
From present Indications the rtace
is evidently between Baker City and
La Grande, with the coanoes about
evenly divided. Some fortune r mls
Jortune of the meet might give the
victory either to Core or Ontario, hut
this Is not expected.
In the meet at Walla Walla, rarjy
in the season, La Orande representa
tives Jed tho boys from Raker City
while in the meets at O. A. C. last
week, this order was reversed.
lUxults of Preliminary Events.
Preliminary heats were run this
morning In four events. In one of
theee, the high hurdles, It was nec
canary to run three preliminary heats
and a semi-final. Those who quali
fied In the preliminaries were as fol
lows: 50 Yard Dash.
First heat Gordan, Pendleton;
Richards, Cove. Time, .6:3.
Second heat Kimball, Pendleton;
White, Raker. Time, 6:4.
Third heat Fiseh, Ontario; Don
ham, Baker. Time, 6:4.
100 Yard Dash.
First heat Kimball, Pendleton;
' Denhnm, Raker. Time, 11.
Second heat Flseh, Ontario; Wal
ters, Cove. Time, 10:3.
Toledo, O., May 25. After a trip of
more than 6000 miles without a cent
In their pockets. Arlhtir Crane, aged
7, and JoP Crosby, aged 9. both of
Saginaw, Mich., arrived Mere last
night. According to their story, the
boys left .Saginaw lat December, go
ing from there to Los Angeles, San
Francisco, Cincinnati and then here.
They will rerurn to Saginaw.
Kill Si JURY
FORMER PORTLAND CASHIER
HELD FOR EMBEZZLEMENT
Jury Fimlw Him Guilty After Nino
Hours of 'Deliberation-Hold That
He Eiribrazlcd Uncle Hum's Money
From Postoffiou Former Cashier
Accounted for Hie Shortage
Through Mistakes Due to His Weak
Portland, Ore., May J5 The Jury
in the case 'Of Charles A. Btrauss re
turned a verdict of guilty last night
after dellberalng for nine hours.
Strausa was charged with violating
section 176 of the postul llaws and
regulations which declares to be em
bezzlement failure to turn over gov
ernment funds to the treasurer of the
United States to a federal depositary
or to a properly accredited iperson
when required to do so by an official
authorized toimake such demand. The
amount Involved according to the au
thorities, was 4090. It Is stated that
the defendant will appeal. The case
has been on trial In the United
states district court for several days.
YnV ContcnOors Held that City StKI
Had Powvr lo License, . Tax and
1 emulate Saloons Regardless of Lo
cal Option Sioreme Court Decides
That the Contention Is Without lx'
gul Rusls Division Written by
Judge Mcliridc Vale Men En
Cor.raged lo Suit by Medford Case.
Sah'in, May 25. The contention
that the city of Vale in Malheur
county be given full power to license,
tax and regulate the sale of liquor
In Vale notwithstanding the subse
qwiit adoption of local erptlnn laws,
U lield to bo without legal grounds
by the supreme court la a declslot.
rendered today, written by Justice
McRrlde, In the case of James Har
vey and a number of others, against
the county court of Malheur county.
The litigants were encouraged by
the decision In the Medford case re
cently remanded, although the pro
visions of the 'Medford charter are
different from the 'legal standpoint
from the provisions of the Vale char
ter and other thaTters of Oregon cities.
Indiana Senator Calls Him
Most Conservative Exponent
of Republican Party.
REVERIRGE .ADVOCATES A
Says tho President Originated a Sen
timent for Revision Two Years Ago
Another Indiana Senator Attacks
Aldrl.1i Hill says It Will Make
Every Schedule Higher Than at
Present Says ITesldcnt Has Been
Giten Iniostdlde Task in Maximum
and Minimum Clauses of Payne Bill
SLUGGER TN lORTLAND
AWAKES IN SACRAMENTO
(Continued on Page Five.)
NEGRO LYNCHED FOR
CHOKING YOITNO GIRL.
Pine Rliiff, Ark., May 25.
Lenvltt Davis, a negro, was
lynched today by a mob of
three hundred. Ho confessed
to hnvlng choked Amy Holmes,
nged 15, who caught him rob
bing her porentss' home. Davis
was taken fnm the autorlties.
WrRELES TO WARN
GF OCEAN 'STORMS
Washington , May 25. Flashing
ronnd the world by wireless tele
graphy -warnings of approaching
storms and other disturbances of the
elements is one of the latest Interna-
ional projects, according to an an
nouncement tnade here toftay, Still
another of perhaps little less Import
ance Is the proposition to equip the
vessels of all nations, with uniform
These are the leading problems to
be threshed out at the conference of
distinguished meterorologlsts of the
principal nations, to be held in London
on June 21. v
A concerted movement will be In
augurated to Induce the principal gov
ernments to adopt a uniform system
or wireless marine weather reports.
Portland, "May 25. Drugged in
Portland in the middle of January
and recovering several months later
in Sacramnnto hospital where he told
he had hen found cut up and beaten
l.i a box car, and tied hand and foot,
nnd robbed tit 1 250. Is te strange
story surrounding the disappearance
of F. D. Odbert Tualatin, a farmer
who has Just returned from Sacra-
iNviim m ni ramiiy. Me tells of a
remarkable chain of circumstances
wnich prvvented his communicating
with his family until now. He came
to Portland in January and sold a
team of horses for $250. He went to
a restaurant where two stranrer
were seated at the sam0 table. He
engaged In conversation. One of the
strangers ordered wine. Odbert took
a drink and walked to the door, and
that is the last he remembered until
the first of April when he regained
consciousness In a Sacramento hos
pital where for the first time he knew
that he was drugged and beaten and
gagged and thrown Into a freight car
bound for Sacramento.
Washington, May 25. Lauding
President Taft as the- broadest, and
rnoHt conservative exponent of the re
publican party, senator Reverldge in
the senate today advocated revision
or the tariff downward along protec
He said President Tuft originated a
sentiment favoring the revision . two
Senator fkhlve'ly, also of Indiana,
attacked the Aldrich bill, saying that
It would make the general tariff of
the Cnlcf-d States higher in every
schedule than it Is now. He argued
that President Taft wus given a task
impossible or realization in the duty
Imposed -upon him by the maximum
and minimum provisions.
The senate finance committee re
ported that it had postponed further
consideration of the lumber schedule
until after the sugar rates had been
settled. The committee will recom
mend a Tate of a dollar and a half a
thousand feet on sawed lumber.
OF USTON DIES
Jlermlston, Ore., May 25. E. E.
Crawford, brother of A. C. Crawford
and one of the leading citizens of Her
mlston, died at his home here yester
day morning after a brief Illness of
tuberculosis. The deceased was in
Pendleton Thursday and was appar
ently enjoying his usual health up un
Mr. Crawofrd was born at Prince
Edward, Canada, 36 years ago. He
came across the line to the United
States in early youth and was grad
uated from Bethany College, Beth
any, West Virginia, in 1896. Soon
after graduation he was united In
marriage with Miss Fannie Gittens,
by whom he is survived.
For many years the deceased was
a minister in the Christian church and
as nuch he occupied some of the lead
ing pulpits in Illinois and some of the
mid'ile western states. His last charge
was at Albequerkue, New Mexico.
hen ha left that city to come to
Hermlston he severed his delations
with the ministry.
The remains are to be cremated
having been taken to Portland for
that purpose this morning.
George Jett's Oration on "The
Worship ot Gold" Wins
Eastern Oregon Contest.
PENDLETON HIGH SCHOOL
ORATOR RANKED SECOND
Miss Agtiess Milne of Elsin Is a Close
Third In the Final Markings of the
Judges Highest Marking in
Thought and Composition Is Given
to Miss Hill of Fnlon Nine High
Schools of Eastern Oregon Are
Represented in the Contest Judge
Lowell Present Medal to Winner. .
AND THREE CHILDREN'
RURXED TO DEATH
Oskaloosa, la.. May 25. James
Carter and three grand children were
burned to death in a fire at their
home at Eldon this morning. Foul
play by robbers is suspected.
NINE AGAINST THE THREE
WESTON SAFE CRACKERS
FILE ST IT SOON
RESTKAIMNG CRATER ROAD of
Salem, May 25. L. H. McMahan.
win fl!e a suit to restrain the state
treasurer from setting aside a hun
dred thousand dollars for construc
tion of Crater Lake road .this week.
and have his papers ready within a
conple of days.
The attorney will also bring similar
action to enjoin the state from pay
hrg over the ten thousand dollars to
aid "Malheur county in building a
bridge over the Snake river Into Ida
ho. "McMahan contends that both
arts are unconstitutional because they
are local and special acts and that
norther project is Important enough
to make a demand upon the tax pay
ers of the whole state.
Counts Murder Case Will be Taken
up Tomorrow Mike Ryan will be
Examined for Killing of H. E. Dick
son Jacob Schubert Has Been
Summoned to Ajiear as Witness
Schubert Will Come Tomorrow.
George Jett of Baker City high
school, is the champion orator of east
ern Oregon. With his oration, "The
Worship of Gold," he last night wor
the annual oratorical contest in which
were representatives from nine of the
high schools of eastern Oregon.
While Jett was declared the winner
by the Judges, it was not a "walk
away." Each of the other four boys
and four girls did well and so close -was
the ranking of the three highest
that had the prize been awarded on
delivery alone, it might easily have
been given to Roy Rowland of Pen
dleton or Miss Agness Milne of El
gin, who ranked second and third, re
spectively. Miss Madeleine Hill of
Union was given the highest ranking
by the Judges on compositln, but
otherwise the standing on composi
tion was practically the same
throughout as the final results.
How They Ranked.
The following is the order in which
the different schools finished with
the representative and the subject of
each .oration: .
1. Baker City, George Jett, "The
Worship of Gold."
Pendleton. Roy Rowland, "Cap
ital and Labor."
3 Elgin, Miss Agness Milne, "The
Spirit of Reform."
4. The Dalles, Marion Driver, "The
Xegro and'the South.
5- Prlneville, Randolph Ketchum,
The Initiative and Referendum."
6. Cove, Glen Roberts, "The Un
7. Union, Madeleine Hill. "The
Passing of a Race."
8. Ontario, Miss Wilmath Curry.
"Lincoln, the Master of Men."
9. Wasco, Miss Mae Smith. "The
PRESIDENT TAFT IS
CAUGHT PLUCKING FLOWERS
Washington, May 25. President
Taft had a narrow escape from arrest
Saturday -night, when with two friends
he stopped to pick flowers on the
capltol grounds, a watchman ran up
and threatening to arrest the party.
The president, concealing the bunch
of flowers behind him, Jokingly tried
to throw "Oie blame on Archibald and
Rutt, who were ready to go to Jail to
save the president from embarrass
ment. Suddenly the watchman rec
ognized Taft and apologized profusely.
TAFT WILL WORK IT)R
NEGROS OF SOUTH
uampton, va., May 25. At the
commencement exercises at the Ham
pton Normal nnd Agricultural Insti
tute today, a letter was read from
President Taft, in which he announc
ed his acceptance of a place on the
board of trustees, of that great
school for th0 education of tho negro.
The letter sulci)
"I have your' note announcing inv
election as a member of the Ronrii nf
Hampton Trustees. I vnnslder It nn
honor to be one of them and shall be
very glad to contribute what little I
can to continue the success of tho
ROGERS LEAVES ESTATE
OF A HUNDRED MILLIONS
New York. May 25. From sources
close to the family of the late H. H.
Rogers H was learned today that his
estate was valued nt nearly a hun
dred million dollars when Invested.
Resides u bequest to Mark Twain It Is
understood the whole estate Is left
lo the family.
Company Buys Water Front.
Portland, Ore., May 25. What con
stitutes the most Important transac
tion In Portland water front property
since the Hill Interests secured a large
amount of frontage about a year ago
became public last night by the an
nouncement that the Albefs Rrothers
Milling company which operates mills
In Portland, Seattle and Tacoma, had
biught 655 feet known as Grecnwltch
docks numbers 1 and t.
SHOT RY ENEMY WHILE
KNEELING AT PRAYER
Kennett, Mo., May 25. While
kneeling in prayer at church services
at Europa school house, 15 miles
southwest of here, Henry Culp was
shot and killed by his brother-in-law,
Charles Champ, 18 years old.
Champ fired three bullets Into
Cnlp's body and fled. A posse of cit
izens headed by the sheriff is search
ing for him.
Culp killed Harry Champ, a broth
er of the slayer, last August after hav
ing been driven from home by the
Champ brothers. He was acquitted,
the Jury deciding his act was JustI
HAN LEY PROSECUTIONS
CONTINUED IN PORTLAND
Portland, May 25. The govern
ment "fanning" case against William
Hanley, rancher and manager of the
Harney county development company,
was begun In the federal court here
today. It Is alleged that Hanley
holds between eighty-two and eighty
three thousand acres of land legally
owned by the company, which makes
the total amount of land Involved
more than 147,000 acres in Harney
Ten indictments were returned by
the Umatilla grand Jury yesterday,
one true bill being returned in tho
morning and the other nine last eve
ning. me nine were all against J,
A- Crossley, David Clark and Michael
Burke, the three men accused of the Child Slave."
ir , , I
. ion ue cracKing ana store burn- Small Crowd Present,
ing. .each or the trio were indicted Although h Mni..).,t.
i f Tl C C
mree counts, mat of burglary, pelled to draw their inspiration large-
ana larceny rrom a store and arson, ly from empty benches, the most of
.turner vas jomorrow. them succeeded In putting sufficient
uuy u.e grana jury is mvesugat- spirit Into their delivery to command
ing some of the minor cases and to- the attention of their handful of ap
morrow it will take up the Investiga- preciative hearers. Each of the
v on oi me case or Alike Ryan, the speakers was cheered at the ronri,.
slayer of H. E. Dixon. Though still sion of his address, the applause for
Uw...,.6 lne wouna wnich ne Miss Milne and Roy Rowland being
TJ,u JVe, m the same bullet whIch "Penally energetic and prolonged,
killed Dixon. Jacob Schubert has been Rowland w also rrt,i ws
u.m....u lo upprar as a witness be- by the Pendleton supporters when he
6.uU jury una win come was first called to the front
UB I,m. Wa"a WaIIa on the morn" Musical numbers were Interspersed
VW- . , throughout the program which serv-
t, i , ;cu.auon relative ed to break the monotony. The pro
to the outcome of this case. The gram w nn ' ,
JT? "H??." bZ - Ve Evelyn Ford, while
firy -"""""u "l mu.ucr in tne Alias Kuppe sang a solo and Mrs. Lan
lut i te!,"d Tny '""-n der. sang a double number. At the
...... ...... ,,,. Ile , oe cnargea conclusion of the program, Frank D
In the Indictment n-hleh u k ... . . . . x-mnn u.
returne,, i., v," " w -"rru,n renaerea a violin solo and
The f,w ,w : ... ras cWled to respond to an en-.
fc .nu uc inuiuieu ai I core
tlt Mm. . . I
I:.. "!""", meaa Ior a cer- Lowell Presents Medal
- ... lt ,o ,. irgmueu ai tneir decision, Judge SteDhen a
as probable. If h or his si.vJt ' s( -l?Pnen A
demand th. trial ho .7 ". no was P'dent of the
granted. " "! eT?n,?-.maa? b f0r the
Attorneys U,nxrto&. fT T J
Weston Cos,. Interesting.
COMPANION WHILE BOTH ARE III BED
Raker City. May 25. Lying in the
hospital wlt,h a bullet hole from his
right cheek to his left temple Hert
McMurron is resting reasonably well
today and there Is every reason to be
lieve that he will recover.
The accident happened yesterday
morning when the two boys werc ly
ing In bed In tho west part of Ma
ker City. A 30-calibre revolver was
under the pillow of one of the boys
and each supposed it was not loaded.
Kastman pulled the gun from its hid
ing place and the two hegnn to s"uffle
over the weapon. It was all In a goo, I
until icil way and McMurren told East
man to "blaze away'.' as It was under.
stood that there was no load in the
The case against the Weston men
promises to be an interesting one.
The sensational pursuit nnd capture
o the three men accused by Sheriff
Taylor and Deputy Wilson lends to
the Interest which naturally attaches
to a case of this kind. The fact that
two of the three men are regarded as
hardened nnd desperate criminals ul
so adds to the Interest.
ine ease of the state against
Charles Grand is up for trial this
afternoon. A Jury has not been se
cured as yet however, and it is not
believed that the trial proper can be
taken up before tomorrow morning.
(Irant Is a member of the Athepa firm
of Grant nnd Redfleld. indicted by the
grand jury when first called, on a
sun.. liuUnmn took careful aim at his
companion and laughingly pulled the
trigger. A loud report, a cloud ot
smoke and McMurren lay by East
man's side with a bullet hole in his
cheek. Physicians were summoned j charge of selling liquor contrary to
at once and the younded man was I the prohibition law. liodficld suc
tnken to St. Elizabeth hospital where cecded in getting across the line Into
his Injuries were dressed. The bill- j Canada and has. not yet been taken.
U ranged upward and was cut out by j
tlie doctors from the left temple.
That the boy, could live and appar
ently have received no serious iniurv
is a rcmcrknlilc tiling, for such seems
to he his condition today. Eastman
was frantic over the result and is anx
iously waiting his friend's Improvement.
Nevada lo Have Pheasants.
Ren. New, May 25. One hundred
thousand golden pheasants are to be
distributed through the state of Ne
vada during the next three months,
according (o the announcement made
bore today by the state fish and
i-uuia not win. wnen tho viwu.
was announced he presented the med
al to the winntr with a feu.. or,
The announcement of the deruinn
nt iha 4.i.1r.na .
vi as Breeieti with en
thusiastic cheering from the section
of the church occupied by the hand
ful of Baker City supporters.
Last year the contest was held at
Raker city and was won by HarMd
Warner of Pendleton. Nxt year It
will be held at La Grande.
C. A. Rarrett. foreman of the grand
Jury, has been In Pendleton sir.eo
Sunday evening nnd will remain until
that body completes Its deliberations.
think i. tGn)i;n rirrTFi:
FIGHTER TH JOIINSON
London. May Fight f:lns
here today declare that Snm
Langford. who last night knock
ed out (an Hague n the fourth
round In a scheduled 2-1 rnm N
Is a better man than Johnson.
Langford won a nurse of nine