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CITY OFFICIAL PAPER.
COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER.
PENDLETON, OREGON, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1912.
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GOVERNOR BLEASE DEFENDS HIS
HIND PUNCHING SPEECH
Declares He Does Not Care What a
. Few Governors May Think About
ACCOUNTABLE TO PEOPLE
Says Ho Will Not Call Out MUltla to
"Protect Black Brutes" If Negro
Does An j tiling Deserving of Hang
lug Ho Will Not interfere Must
Washington. Dec. 7. "I do not
care a dam what a few governors may
nay about my actions at Richmond.
1 am not accountable to them, but to
the people of South Carolina."
This, was the way Governor Blease
defended his pro-lynching speech be
fore the governors' congress today.
ion as I am governor I wil
not call out the militia to protect a
black scoundrel insulting a white wo
man. I do not want to Bee good men
shot down by soldiers protecting
"I was frequently misquoted in
Richmond but I will say this much.
1.' the constitution of my state stands
between me and the safety of woman
hood, then my battle cry is to hell
wltk the constitution. . If a negro
does anything deserving of swinging
1 will not interfere. I expect to go.
'.o the federal senate. I intend to an
ndidacy for the first
vacancy and I know I will win."
2M GIRLS PROPOSE
AND SECURE HUSBANDS
RAILROAD EMPLOYES ON
STRIKE FOR MORE PAY
London, Dec. 7. More than
three thousand railroad em
ployes in the north of England
have struck for a raise in wages
and shorter hours. It is expect
ed the strike will spread.
M'VEAGH SEES NO
GRAVE DANGER IN
Washington, Dec. 7. It was au
thorltatlvely stated today that Secre
tary MacVeagh does not consider the
money stringency in New York a rea
son to deposit the government funds
in national banks. He considers the
stringency local and that it will not
affect the remainder of the country.
YOUNG MAN DIES
MACHINE TURNS TURTLE
Two Others in Car Are Injured But
Not Seriously Men Were Return
ing from Hunting Trip Near Dayton
When Accident Hapiened Axle of
Iiffaves for School Yesterday Morning
t and Has Not Been Seen Since Po
lice Are Making Search for Little
One Wore a Red Sweater When
She Was La-H Seen.
G. 0. P. NEEDS A
Los Angeles, Cal., Dec. 7. "Of the
678 applicants for marriage licenses
no far this year," said Clerk Sparks
'V f the marriage license bureau, "more
tnaa i)v uummeu uim me b1"
Spark' comment was elicited by
the realization that but a few more
days romained of this leap year. He
said leap years always showed a heal
thy Increase In the number of marri
age licenses iHsued, but did not look
up the divorce records for the cor
A LUMBER YARD
Stockton, Cal., Dec. 7. The upper
works of the mill and lumber yard
at the Rainier mine near Angels camp
were destroyed by flro this morning.
Ttoa fire is supposed to have been in
cendiary. The loss is twenty-five
thousand. The supposed Incendiary
threw rocks at the cabin of Watch
..,- iioniinn nwakenlne him and
probably saving his life. 1
FIND 700 CHRISTMAS
THICKS FROM WRECK
Hopes of Saving Crew Are Abandon
ed and Tugs Will Not le Sent.
Chicago, Dec. 7,-Seven hundred
Christmas trees, doubtless from the
wreck of the Rouse Simmons, floated
iiifhore at Wewnunee, Two Rivers and
Sturgeon Bay. Wis. They are being
offered for sale by the finders.
The plnn of sending out tugs to
.search for the Christmas tree schoon
er as conlempiaieu nisi msm
abandoned today, the consensus of op
inion being that if members of the
i rew survived the wreck they have
long since perished from exhaustion
Washington, Dec. 7 The republi
can governors, here for a conference
with President Taft. endorsed the plan
of Senator Cummins for a rehabilita
tion of the republican party.
"The plan is excellent," declared
Governor Hadley. "However, I would
propose a great Joint convention of
republicans and progressives. The
question of management Is bothering
MEDFORD FOLK ARE
Walla' Walla, Wash., Dec. 7. Louis
Sharpsteln, son of Attorney Frank
Sharpsteln, of this city, was killed
last night In an automobile accident
about two miles this side of Dayton
whl;e returning to Walla Walla, when
an axle of the machine which he was
driving broke, .throwing the auto
against a steep bank and then over
turning, pinning the driver beneath.
Glen Gilliam and Jack Snyder were
riding in the car, and escaped with
minor injuries. The two were taken
to a Dayton hospital.
The accident happened about 10
o'clock, while the boys were return
ing from a hunting trip. Snyder said
they , were coming down a steep hill
when the machine suddenly swerved
against the bank and then toppled
into the road. He said he thought the
right front, axle Lroke. Louis was
driving the car and Snyder was also
in the front seat, while Gilliam was in
the back seat.
Louis Sharpsteln was 21 years old.
Glen Gilliam is the nephew of Miss
Mary Gilliam of the Walla Walla hos
pital Jack Snyder is the son of Mrs.
Snyder, who lives on Catherine street.
UNIFORM BILL TO KEEP
ACCOUNTS OF COUNTIES
Walla Walla, Wash., Dec. 7. Mary
Moore, aged eight, daughter of Hen
ry Moore, disappeared yesterday aft
ernoon and up to 2:30 this morning
had not been found She came home
from school for dinner and started
back for the IJncoln school. When
she did not return in the evening the
police were notified and a search
commenced. ' The father Is In the
country and the child has been stay
ing at the home of the grand parents,
whose name Is Moore, at Third and
Malcolm streets. The girl has never
stayed away from home before, it is
She is described as being short,
has red hair, wore a plaid dress, a
red sweater trimmed in blue and no
The girl has been attending the
second grade at the Lincoln school.
Neighbors stated late last evening that
the grand parents had been unafcle to
reach the teacher, so far as known,
to determine whether the girl had
been in school in the afternoon.
BILL WOULD PUT LIMIT ON USE
OF CAMPAIGN FUNDS IN STATES
FIRST SANTA CLAUS
LETTER IS RECEIVED
Washington, Dec. 7. Post
master General Hitchcock re
ceived the first Santa Claus
letter from a little girl In Camp
tilia, who declares she Is bed
ridden with a broken hip.
Hitchcock is not decided
whether to send the Santa
Claus letters to the dead letter
office or give them to charity
M. A. Rader, former prominent bus
iness man of Pendleton and president
of the Commercial club, is here for
a few days, having arrived last even
ing . He wns called to Walla Walla
by the 'death of his father and is
stopping off here en route back to j
Medford, where he is now located.
While admiring the evidence of
prosperity here, Mr. Rader has many
good things to say of Medford also.
In his estimation it is one of the
most advanced small cities of the
coast and has a remarkable popula
tion in that they are almost entirely
native born Americans. At the last
city election out of a registration of
over 1400 only eight per cent were
foreigners. For the most part the
Medford population Is made up of
people from the middle west and the
residents are very progressive.
Salem, Or., Dee. 7. Governor West
has completed the draft of a bill pro
viding for a uniform system of ac
counts in county clerks' offices' in this
state, which he will ask the legisla
ture to pass. According to the meas
ure, the secretary of state Is to call
the county clerks together by August,
1913 and devise a system, and It is to
be adopted by January 1, 1914. A
penalty of $10 a day is provided for
those failing to comply with it after
It is adopted. The measure further
makes it the duty of a county clerk
to demand from all county officers
a statement of their expeditures dur
ing each year, which is to be for
warded by the county clerks to the
secretary of state. The secretary of
state is given full power to supervise
the system and also power to modify
and change It after It is adopted.
War Vessels Appear off Dardanelles
and Fear is That They May Run
Straits to Constantinople.
Pittsburg, Dec. 7. For the first
time since the trainmen struck, all de
partments of the homestead, plant
were in operation today. Seventy
five engines resumed work.
AN ATTACK IS FEARED
Drastic Measure is Introduced by
Senator Clapp as Result ofjnvesti-
j gation of Contributions.
KEEPS MONEY IN STATES
Prohibits Fund Being Raised In Fi
nancial Centers and Being Sent to
Distant States for Use in Cam
IMiigiM National Committee Would
FARMERS' PHONE BINES
MAY HAVE OWN CENTRAL
CRAZED MAN JUMPS
IN BAY; HE DROWNS
San Francisco. Dec. 7. Suddenly
deranged, John Monoman, son of for
mer Police Sergeant Monohan, ran
amuck on the Folsom street wharm
Hnd nearl v killed Charles Hanson,
quartermaster of the steamer
noma. Monohan Jumped into
bay and was drowned.
Eugene. Or., Dec. 7. Declaring
they propose to become independent
of ihe Pacific Telephone & Telegraph
eotnpanv which owns or controls a
mnlorltv of the telephone lines in
ihU county, the users of telephones
at and surrounding the villages
Ti...iiint mil. Dexter, Goshen
Trent have voted not to renew their
contracts for connections another
year. Connection with the farmers
lines, most of which in that vicinity
,i . inrni companies, is
made with the Pacific company s
pvstem at Springfield. The farmers
have become dissatisfied with the
service and declare that they will es
tablish a central of their own in
Springfield and will later Invade the
Eugene field. Over 75 farmers, tele
phone users were present at the nicot
ine at which the question of renew
ing the switching contract came up
for a vote, and the
It was unanimous.
MEN ACCUSED OF
Winnipeg, Man., Dec. 7. Gustave
Bruning and Valentine Burman were
arrested here on a charge of stealing
two hundred and eighty thousand
marks from the Imperii.1 bank of
Berlin, Germany. The men are said
to be bank messengers nnd it is stat
ed appropriated the money while
transferring it from the Imperial to
Washington, Dec. 7. Senator
Clapp has set Tuesday for a resump
tion of the senate probe In the cam
paign contributions. A meeting of
the committee was held to map the
course of action. The witnesses were
summoned for the initial meeting. It
Is not certain how soon the testimony
may be renewed on account of a lack
of the committee to quorum.
Other Nations ore Ready for Peace,
Conference at London Germany is
Sullen Over Irospects Austria
Continues to Mobilize Her Troops
on Border for War.
SCORING OF CHEESE
BILLED FOR TILLAMOOK
TILLMAN WILL NOT MAKE
ANY TARIFF SPEECHES
Washington. Dec. 7. Senator Till
man today declared he will make no
tariff speeches in congress. He may
be forced to resign the chairmanship
of the committee on appropriations
on account of poor health. In this
event, the senator may be made chair
man of the committee on naval affairs.
Constantinople, Dec. 7. Six Greek
warships are reported to have been
sighted off the Dardanelles. Great ex
citement prevails here. It Is feared
the vessels may attem: t to run the
straits and attack Constantinople.
Berllng, Dec. 7. Despite the fact
that all the powers have signified
their intention of participating in
'.Grey's ambassadorial conference over
the Turkish question, the German
press its pessimistic. It comments
dolefully on unconfirmed reports that
Servia has mounted batteries on the
Danube nnd the Austria is mobollz
Ing troops at Semlin, Hungary.
Washington, Dec. 7. The danger of
a European war as the result of the
Austrian-Servian differences, appears
past with the announcement today
that Austria accepts the proposal of
Sir Edward Grey for a conference of
ambassadors. This insures the par
ticipation of all the powers.
London, Dec. 7. It was an
nounced today the Turko-Balkan
peace conference will be held at St.
James palace, the official London res
idence of the king.
Washington, Dec. 7. As a direct
result of the contributions , probe,
Senator Clapp introduced in the sen
ate today a drastic bill limiting the
use of campaign funds for presiden
tial and congressional elections. It
forbids persons, firms, corporations,
associations or committees to send
money from one state to another for
the purpose of influencing elections.
It does not include political commit
tees. The bill specifies that "the nation
al committee of political parties may
pay the expenses of campaign speak
ers, transportation and hotel bills and
expenses for the dissemination of lit
erature and advertising."
Violations are punishable by im
prisonment for from six months to
one year. Senator Clapp explained
that the bill was Intended to prevent
large; sums being raised in financial
centers and being sent to distant
states for use by state committees.
The bill compels the people in each
state to finance, independently, and
conduct their own campaigns, except
that the national committee may fur
nish speakers and literature
BOTTOM LAND READY
FOR SMALL FARMING
FIRE THREATENS TO SWEEP
THE BUSINESS SECTION
Tillamook, Ore., Dec. 7. There
Of twill be a cheese scoring contest held
tid',,1, Sntunhiv. December 14. at the Til-
lanionk Commercial club rooms, open
to any cheesemaker In umamooK
county, under the auspices of the Til-
lamook County Creamery association
and efforts will be made to have
cheese scorers come from outside
points Five prizes will bo offered,
three loving cups for the first three
prizes, a clock for fourth prize and a
silk hat, fifth. In case of a tie some
method to determine prize winner wllll
The committee In charge consists
of Carl Haheiiach, George Williams
and F. W. Christensen.
Upland, Cal., Dee. 7. Fire, threat-!
ening to sweep the business section
of Upland today was finally controll
ed after a loss of fifty thousand dol
After many months of labor and
the expendiiture of much money, Jo
seph Vey, well known Umatilla coun
ty sheepman, has succeeded in put
ting the one hundred acres of bottom
land Just east of the city and known
as the old McKay ranch, Into shape
for small farming. The area has been
cleared of trees and bjush. leveled,
checked and ditched and, when the
headgates are constructed, will be
ready to put to use.
The Newport Land & Construction
Co. has had charge of the work of
leveling and ditching the land and
has had a crew of men at work for
several months. Prior to that, how
ever, another company had hold of
the clearing work, and it will be re
membered used a donkey engine to
pull down the trees, which grew thick
over the land. The Newports are
now putting In the concrete head
gates, and each ditch and lateral is
to be thus treated.
The Vey project is a new venture
In the modern reclamation of unused
land in Umatilla county. Heretofore,
the reclamation work has been con
fined to the redemption of arid Or
semi-arid lands but Mr. Vey, by clear
ing away a small forest, has as fine
a piece of bottom land as there is in
Considering the kind of a' man she
marries, it Is no wonder the average
Pasadena, Dee. 7. The residence
ot e. E. Hewlett, a millionaire, was
I entered last night and five thousand
TO FILE APPEAL IN i dollars worth of jewelry was taken.
CASK OF (X)NDEMNED MAN ' a vicious bull dog in the house is
believed to have been drugged by the
Albany, Ore., Dec. 7. Judge J. K.
Weatherford, arranged today to file
an appeal with the supreme court to
commute the sentenco of John K.
Taylor, sentenced to die Friday, with
four other murderers. It is not be
lieved the court will be able to act In
time to prevent the execution.
robber. The watchman did not know
of the robbery, although he was in
FOR FIVE EXECUTIONS
Clarence Girts, formerly of Hermis
ton. has taken the position in the Pen
dleton Cash Market formerly held Vy
LTE TTORNEY GENERAL
OF NEBRASKA CREMATED
Oakland, Cal., Dec. 7. The funeral
of Cleveland Haker. attorney general
of Nevada, wfls held from the home
of Senator Perkins, his father In law.
Only members of the family were
present. The body was cremated.
RAILROAD HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR
WRECK IN WHICH 7 WERE KILLED
Washington, Dec. 7. The New
Tork, New Haven nnd Hartford rail
road was responsible for the wreck
at Westport, Conn, on October 3,
killing seven, according to the report
of the interstate commerce commls
ioH. It was stated the officials of
tho road failed to comply with in
structlons to Install safety devices.
Commissioner McChord wroto the re
port. It contained a summary of
classes of wrecks and stated: "If
the human element falls to prevent
wrecks, mechanical skill should sup
plant this clement."
Local People Will Go to the Livestock Show
IS ttt K- s JS & & ft & S
Pendleton to Be Represented at Lewiston. Idaho
Taylor and Faulder to Die at 7:30 a.
n., the Rest Near Noon.
Salem, Ore., Dec. 7. John M.
Taylor and Noble Faulder, condemn-
I ed to hang on December 13. will pay
the death penalty for their crime at
7:30 o'clock in the morning of that
TELEGRAPHER'S UNION day. and H. E. Roberts. Mike Morgan
WILL FIGHT COMPANY and Frank S. Garrison, the other con-
i demned men, will be hanged at 11:30
Sioux City, Iowa, Dec. 7. "The
Western Union must quit prosecuting
our organization or there will be an
open fight," declared President S. J.
Konekamp, of the Commercial Tele
graphers' union of America, follow
ing the discharge of operators in the
local office. It is alleged the men
were discharged because they be
longed to the union.
FIVE ARE KILLED IX
A TRAIN COLLISION
Pendleton will be represented at the
Northwest Livestock show to be held
at Lewiston next week by a squad of
18 local business men who today en
gaged a special standard sleeper to
take them to tho northern Idaho me
tropolis and return. The party will
attend the big stock show on Tuesday
and will Incidentally repay the visit
made to this city by lewiston people
last spring and during the Round-up.
The Lewiston Junket trip was or
ganized this morning under the aus
pices of the Commercial club and a
committee consisting of President
Robinson, E. J. Murphy and W. J.
Clarke took the matter in charge. The
car will accommodate but 18 people
and the reservations were taken by
E. J. Murphy, Iaoh Cohen. J. F.
Robinson, Fred E. Judd, Thomas
Thompson, Sam Thompson, W. J.
Clarke, Frank Curl, Harry Gray, W.
E. Brock, First National Hank. K. Al
exander, Charles Hond, East Oregon
Ian. Clarence Bishop, Dean Tatom,
Wohlenberg, James H. Sturgis.
The special standard sleeper In
which the trip to Lewiston will be
made will leave here Monday even
ing attached to the Spokane train. At
Riparla the car will bo attached to
the Portland Commercial Club special
bound for Lewiston and will reach Its
destination at 6.30 a m. All day Tues
day will be passed in Lewiston and
the return trip will be taken up at
7 p. m. The local brigade will reach
home parly Wednesday morning.
Penniar. Md.. Dec. 7. Three train
men and two tramps were killed in
a fre'ght and passenger collision on
the Western Maryland railroad near
here. No passengers were hurt.
o'clock of the same day, according
to invitations issued by the superin
tendent of the penitentiary.
The sentence of Taylor directs that
ho be hanged at that hour in the
morning and It was necessary to car
ry it out to the letter; the execution
was planned accordingly. While the
sentence did not specify at which
hour Faulder should be hanged, it
was decided to hang him at the samo
Where the sentences specified no
hour it has been the custom to con
duct the executions at noon, but as
three are to die this time the hour
was placed a little earlier, apparently
for the purpose of completing th
executions by 1 o'clock.
CHINA WILL NOT OPPOSE RUSSIA
IN MONGOLIA; SITUATION TENSE
St. Petersburg. Dee. 7. It is offi
cially stated here that Pekin has ad
vised Russia that China will not send
an army to oppose Russia in Mongolia.
Pekln. Dec. 7. Newspapers are for
bidden to discuss the movements of
Chinese troops. The Indication U th
situation is precarious. Japanese are
instructing Chinese troops, replacing