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PENDLETON, OREGON, MONDAY, A UN E 12, 1905.
Advertising ijs 'profitable read
ing. It keeps you .posted on where
, to save money on your purchases.
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IFirst Draft of ;Russia'$ ifltply
to Roosevelt Presented to
the President by Caeslni. ..
amiiasshor meyer tn
.COMI-NG WITH FMAITEXT.
'The Appointment of Fkstfpotantuirtt
la Expected 'In a .Few ! Days TJ-e
Russian .War Party Refu..to Be
Reconciled asd InvelgJis JVguinst
Roosovtltiawl Peace Jtusiilan Crul
er Returning lloroe' .wla Straits of
MaUooa-Raasia WUI idling to
Washington, June ' fli Count Cas
sinl called on the president this morn
ing. He brought with im important
instructions from his' government, in-
eluding, It Is supposed, a; formal an
swer to Roomvelt's note.
It Is officially announced ' that
'Russia has formally assented, .to the
proposition to . appoint , plenipotentiar
ies and the. time and place of. making
. a ' treaty is now being oonsldered.
Rusla's 'reply was made In ''oral
("form. Under the circumstances the
I president Will delay publication of the
Japanese note until the Japanese gov
. ernment gives Its consent.
The call of the Russian ambaBsa-
dor was made shortly after 11. and
contrary to the usual custom, :-.he pre
i sented himself at the main ' part of
'the house. Instead of at t the j.presl-r-dent's
offlce'hi the west talng. This
fact Indicated the Importance .of' the
Interview. Although Ambassador
"Meyer had Already .'.transmitted . the
substance of .Russia' reply, the of
iflclal notification to 'the president
"was not maae until 'Castinl brought
tit ! in person. The announcement of
ittae names of rthe plenipotentiaries -is
expected within a duy.oritwo.
'Minister Taknhh-a called , on the
president this iBftornoon and received
notification of Russia's favorable re
plytto the president's peace -propos-ls.
rHussian Rtyily Handed ;tu.
:4t. Petersburg, June 12. The . re
ply . 01 the Russian government to
Roosevelt's note proposing .a peace
conference has leen handed 'to Am
basaafcr Meyer, who 1 ,now .si his
way. to Washington. Following receipt
of theitoply, Meywr had a conference
with ;Fcrelgn Minister Lamsdorff.
-Not i Peace, nirt an AlUanee.
St. Petersburg. June 12. The
Novoi' Vnmya In ian editorial this
morning aleprecntee optimism among
diplomats regarding the movements
ttowar&s :peice. "Unless Japtm, under
ithe slogan of Asia for Asiatics, rec
ognizes ithwt Russia in her .original
:history ;unl destiny is an Asiatic as
well as 41 'European power, nnd will
Ihe ready ito conclude not jeuoe, but
tmi iilllahW. The editorial makes
avmethinf .iiT a sensation.
A mating RepMea.
"Washington, June 12. It was (In
timated nt ithe White House this
morning tlvit no further offloiul
statement will l)e Issued regarding
the sxace ntfwrtiatlons until the Jav
anese reply l" the president' note l
recelvt.4 In St. Petersburg and the
Ilussla reply hi Toklo. It Is expect
ed that notice f .the receipt of these
answers by the iwe governments will
be sent by Ambassador Meyer and
Minister -Grlsconi iodny.
Will Cling Ui Tiiidlvoslok.
St. Pctsrsburg, June 12. It is
stated on good authority tliat Russia
will not agree to abandoning Vladivo
stok, taking the stbnd that port Is in
Ideal condition to resist a Japanese
attack. It Is believed tent If Japan
forces tie Issue thxt V".dl.sttk must
be given up as a naval toase, the war
War Party Active.
St. Petersburg, June 12. That a
strong party at St. Petersburg Is
working against peace Is shown by
the attitude of the reactionary press.
Several newspapers today published
articles attacking Roosevelt, declar
ing the president is openly hostile to
A report from Manchuria that the
Japanese have begun an offensive
movement, also had a tendency to
Mount Pelce In Eruption.
Port de France, Martinique,
June 12. Part of the dome of
Mount Pelee has collapsed, ac
'companled by a flow of mud In
to White river valley. At 11:30
a cloud of smoke arose 1000
yards and extended toward Le
precheur. Since then the vol
cano has remained calm. The
present disturbances began
make' the outlook for peace lem
Singapore, Jeme 12. The steamer
8ea Lion arrived today, reports that
June 12 she passed a Russian volun
teer cruiser In ' the Malacca strolt
The cruiser was on her . way back
Wicte I jesting St Petersburg.
St. Petersburg, June 12. It was
announced today that M. Wltte, pres
ident of the committee of ministers,
will leave St. Petersburg In two weeks
on "public business." It Is said on
good authority' the mission Is In con
nection with , peace negotiations.
lU'port on Hqiiltable Affairs -WDI Be
,.:'. Jtade Thursday.
New Vor, June 12. Superintend
dent of Insurance Henrycks hse com
pleted the Investigation of the 'Equi
table and MTt town. His report will
be made public Thursday. Grover
Cleveland did not come to town to
day, as a BKimlnating trustee as ex
pected. The rumor Is current today that
Hyde Is a dieavy participator In the
Ryan- syndicate which bought the
Hyde stock. It is not expected there
will be anynerious opposition by the
minority ta conduct' the affairs by
the Ryan regime
Taking Testimony Against Flour Oil
St. Louis.. June 12. General Had
ley this afternoon began taking testi
mony In the investigation of the Stan
dard, Waters, Pierce and Republic
oil companies, all charged with com
bining to restrain trade. Those ex
amined today are mostly employes.
MADE A NEW RECORD.
I.nUe SIuuv I Is Milking a Test Run
Fnin lluffalo Co Chicago.
Chicago, June 12. The Lake Shore
special Is making a test run from
Buffalo to Chicago for the purpose of
securing a basis for establishing . a
fust train Iran' New York to Chicago
In competition with the Pennsylvania
lK-hour flyer tit completed a run of
616 miles today In 470 minutes, Ja new
( IIAMPIOA IAJNVG D1STASCE.
Ihitli EaKtbound and WeMthotniul
: Train Ilrtwcra Chicago and Sew
York Rcat the Time IJmlt Sot by
. tli? .Miiiiugenmit, .Which Was Tm
Hours Itcttrr Than Any Pmtkiiis
Time Uonwen tle Two Point
Itim Miule In Exactly the Sanro
,1'itao by lioth TraJiw.
..Jersv City, N. J June 12. Th
east bound Pennsylvania . special from
Chicago arrived at :2.this mnrntng.
making the run In three minutes less
than the scheduled time. This Is two
hours leis than the previous low
schedules between New York and
Chicago. The train will "fee the fastest
In the world for the dioVuice.
VVetlxniiitl KcaU Ilecunl Also.
.Chicago. June 12. The .westbound
Pennsylvania special, the 18-hour
train which left New York yesterday
afternoon, atrlved at Chicago at 8:62
this morning, three minutes -ithead of
running time. Much of the .distance
was dune In 'less than a mile a min
Sock lleoDgiiitlon of Norway us fct'pa
Sioux tlly, lawo, June 12. A gi
gantic petition signed by 1.4)00, M0
Norwegians of the United Stale.!, to
President Roosevelt asking that Amer
ica recognize the government of Nor
way. The petitions are being circu
lated here, to be sent Into every Nor-
wtgl.in community In the United
St. Ionls Slionld Not Have Compro
mised 8-Hour Ihhuc.
Indianapolis, June 12. The Inter
national Typographical Union today
revoked the charter of the St. Louis
local with 1300 members, on the.
ground It broke the rules when. It
accepted a nine-hour day with an In
crease of $1.50 per week, Instead of
an eight-hour day.
General Gomes Dying.
Havana, June 12. The condition of
General Maximo Gomel Is very low,
and death la only a matter of a few
Giovanni Oral was riding on a Ca.
nadian Paoiflc cowcatcher, In British
Columbia. Aa the train pulled Into
Fernle he fell off and was badly man.
gjed, though recovery Is possible. ,
"TEKTI.MtrVY FIWiM RED MGITT DISTRICT.
Chloogo, June 12. Members of the grand Jury which convened
today are prepared by United States Healy to listen to the alleged
expose ff the actions of several labor leaders Involved in the team
sters' strike, who, It Is alleged, made a well known house In the
"red llgnt district," their rendezvous since last January. The auth
orities have gathered evidence in altcged blackmailing plots
attain; business houses, said to be based upon the testimony of
"women friends" of the labor leaders. 3udge McEwen, In charging
the Jury, warned the members to be csfeful not to return any "hys
terical Indictments," against labor leaders.
CONVENES III PENDLETON
FirstSession of Organization
Attended toy Officials and
AridwiMM Of ' Great "MorltaiMl Interest Dellv?rl by PrfHldcnt Moore, Col-HH-I
Itlxcy and Hon. Martin IKxlRf l,xl Speakers: T. G. Halley, T.
filllilaml, C..A. Barrett and B. F. Komi Add Much to a Fund of
Vjiioablc Information I'pon Every I'liaxp of Western Road Mating
Et-ening Sewkia at 8 O'clock All Scwdons )xn to the (ieenral Pub-
The first convention of the National
Good Roads association ever called le
order in Oregoru assembled in the par
lors f the Commercial association at
10:19 this morning. The following
members of the Good , Roads excur
sion train and officers of the National
Good Roads association arrived over
the-O. R. &'N. this morning and were
present at the meeting:
CoL W. H. Moore of St. Louis, pres
ident t the National Good Roads as
sociation; W. E. Loucks of St. LouK
organiser of the National Good Roads
association; T. P. Rlxey of Missouri,
lecturer of the National Good Roads
association; Hon. Martin Dodge of
Washington, D. C, director of public
road Inquiries for the United States
government, who Is also a state sena
tor from Ohio; Homer J. Dodge.- a
son of Hon. Martin Dodge, Henry J.
Canfierd .of Cleveland, O., legal cau
vlser of the National Good Roads as
sociation, Hon. William Bradbuin of
Houston, Texas, consulting engineer
of the national association, F. O.
Branson, prvate secretary to Presi
dent Moore, and F. E. Baldwin, stere
optlcon expert, National Good Roads
The meeting was called to order by
Judge G. At. Hartman, vice-president
of the Oregon State Good Roads as
sociation and Bert Hifffinnn was elect
ed temporury secretary' of the sei.
Rev. Henry Dixon 'Jones, of the
Church of the Redeemer, opened the
morning session with a touching and
appropriate prayer, in-which he made
a thrilling reference to the coming of
the pioneers-to the West, over loadless
anil pathless mountains and plains
to redeem this bounteous land from
Hon. T. O. Halley delivered an ad
dress of welcome on behalf of the city
of -Pendleton. Mr. Halley spoke of the
relation between commerce and lnter
niil improvement and good roads, and
especially .impressed upon the meeting
the opening era of prosperity ushered
tn by the Lewis and Clark -fair. Ir
rigMtlon, he declared, Is the para
mount subject In the West, but with
gtod country roads the fullest fruition
of irrigation cannot tie enjoyed, and so
this subject of good roads Is equal to
the sutijoct of Irrigation, in the vital
development of the West
Umatilla county was ably represent
ed by Judge H. J. Bean, who wel
comed the convention and visiting of
ficials In behalf of the county court.
He spolte of the desire of Umatilla
county to Improve the condition if
county roads ana the tendency In the
state and nation to make the means f
communication In country district
more pleasant and easy.
He assured the meeting of the will
ingness of Umatilla county to study
the question in a practical and pro
gressive manner and hoped to see the
good roads movement spread until
every country district will bo brought
into direct touch with all the best
markets of the world and until all
the facilities and comforts of civili
Portland, June 12. Arguments on
the demurrer' tn the case of Senator
Mitchell for complicity' In the land
frauds, was heard today by Federal
Judge DeHaven. Before the argu
ment began -District Attorney Heney
announced the government .Is ready
to proceed with the cases and will
fight all delay In whatever guise.
The defendant, Mitchell, In the
land cases, alleges grave defects In
the Indictment which was drawn by
Assistant Attorney Pa Bin, who was
to tver Convene in Oregon.
zation may be enjoyed by every ham
let and every home In the land.
President Moore's Address.
The event of the morning sesloa
was the address by President Moore
of the Good RoadB association, who
responded to the addresses of welcome
In an able and delightful maner, re
counting the work of the national as
sociation and the United States gov
''We are traveling 50,00 mllej per
year." said Col. Moore, "In spreailnq;
the gospel of good roads, and la build
ing good roads. Good roads are not
builded by talk altogether, bat when
our train comes to your city thlr. fall
you will see a practical demonstration
of the work we are carrying on. It
is the object of this meetlntr to organ
ize and make ready for actnal work.
It is the object of this good roads train
tn study local conditions In every
community, to advise with the people,
to ask questions and apply irar exper
ience to local conditions with a vIhw
to working out the best possible re
sults. "The burden of supporting and
building good country roads has too
long born placed upon the farmer,
and It is to relieve the condition of
the farmer, to make his farm moie
valuable, to make his life pleasanter
to enable him to reach the markets
at less cost, that the National Good
Roads association was organized, Is
being maintained, and for which it Is
co-operating with the national govern
ment in preaching the good roads gos
"Never before In the history of the
government has any Industrial ques
tion taken hold of people as has this
movement for better roads. Clergy
men are preaching good roads ftom
their pulpits, because, will not good
roads bring the country and city
nearer together, bind more closely the
ties -of brotherhood, give the Isolated
farmer the benefits of the schools and
churches of the city and unite s t
tlements together as no other thing
"Sixty-seven per cent of the popula
tion of the country Is found on the
farm, and in too many states are
found starving country churches,
starving country schools, sepurated
from the world, as It were, by stretches
of bud ronds which forbid communica
tion between neighbors, between cities,
between settlements. To remedy this
condition and bring people nearer to
gether, to make them understand each
other and understand and enjoy the
blessings ,of our common country,
that is the object of our work.
"We will never have a country of
equal rights and privileges, under yon
starry banner, until every isolated dis
tinct Is brought Into touch with the
world, and every farmer's family Is
brought in touch with schools,
churches, markets and other features
of civilized Kovernment As It Is now,
the favored "few, living in highly lm-.
proved districts enjoy a full blessing
fNim the government, while the Iso-
(Continued on page 8.)
sent here for that purpose. He
claims .It omits a number of allega
tions vital to the charge and fails to
Identify transactions In which the al
leged Compensation violated the stat
utes. It does not allege when the
transaction occurred, nor is It certain
what land claims are Involved. It Is
loosely worded, etc. Arguments were
finished this noon. This Is the first
and strongest case against Mitchell.
If the demurrer Is sustained, the case
cannot be prosecuted on account of
the statute of limitations.
OOT WAR AT FORT HOWARD.
Defenses Get the Best of the Entire
Baltimore, June 12. At 1:30 this
morning three torpedo boat destroy
ers, Admiral Dickens, the attacking
squadron were theoretically blown out
of the water by the guns of Fort
Howard. Later a fourth destroyer
was discovered and "sunk." Then the
Texas made a frontal demonstration
against the fort aided by a swift
cruiser. The fort returned the fire
and theoretically sent both vessels to
JOE PARR AT LARGE.
Deputy Marshal Griffith Has Return
ed to Portland.
Deputy United States Marshal Grif
fith returned to Portland Saturday
evening, having abandoned the hunt
for Joe Parr. From appearances, the
Indian outlaw will be left alone in
the expectation that he will return In
time, and can then be arrested. His
half-brother, Eli, Is now rapidly re
covering. BARK GOING TO PIECES.
Hope to Save 800,000 Feet of Lumber
Santa Barbara, June 12. The big
barkentlne, Robert Sudden, which
went ashore near Surf Saturday night.
Is pounding in pieces and Is now prac
tically a total wreck. It is hoped to
save the cargo of 800,000 feet of lum
ber, by rafting it ashore.
Ask for an Appeal.
Montreal, June 12. The counsel of
Gaynor and Greene today asked leave
to appeal from the judgment of Judge
Davidson, who dismissed the write of
prohibition forbidding Commissioner
Lafontaine to continue the hearing of
Must Pay in by July 12.
Washington, June 12. Secretary
Shaw announces that payment of 112,
000,000 into the treasury by govern
ment depositories, due under the re
cent call, will not be required until
July 15. .
WIU Reinforce Train.
New York, une 12. An officer of
the North Atlantic fleet said today it
is understood a first-class battleship
fleet will soon be ordered into Asiatic
waters to reinforce the fleet Under
Rear Admiral Train.
IN SAN FRANCISCO STORE.
Detained for a Trivial Theft a Man
Fights live Men in an Endeavor
to Swallow Morphine He Succeeds
and After His Arrest Dies ill a Hos
pital From Its Effecw Carried Out
an Insane Threat Was un Old Of
fender at Shoplifting.
San Francisco, June 12. Doc Rob
erts, a noted shoplifter, drank the cop
tents of a phial of morphine in the
store of R. S. Crocker & Co., this
morning, despite the efforts of hn'f a
dozen clerks to prevent him commit
Roberts was caught In the act of
sttallng a pack of playing cards. As
soou as taxed with the theft he said:
"If you call a policeman he will have
a dead man to take from here." The
clerks seized him, and a pollcvinan
was summoned. Although 55 years of
age. was too strong for the clerks, and
five times place the phial to his lips;
but each time was prevented from
swallowing the poison. ,
Finally. Just as a policeman was en
tering, Roberts, with one desperate
struggle, got the phial to his mouth
and swallowed some of the poison. He
fell to the floor and was soon uncon
scious, was removed ' to the hospital,
where he died.
PULA JANES IN REVOLT.
Forty Were Killed and Six Captured -
Chief Was Killed.
Washington, D. C, June 12. The
military secretary has received the
following telegram from General Cor
bln at Manila:
Brigadier General William H. Car
ter reports that Captain Cromwell
Stacey with 80 men of Company E,
Twenty-first Infantry and 38 men of
a company of Philippine scouts, sur
prised the main camp of the Pulajane
chief and 40 Pulajanea were killed
and six captured. Arms and valuable
records were also taken. None were
killed on our side. Two were wound
ed and' both are doing well. Dagu
hob's death does away with the mort
troublesome fanatic on the Island of
Snmar, Operations are being carried
on In support of and In conjunction
with the civil authorities."
Portland, Ore., June 11. The Cadi
tornla Promotion commltee is at the
exposition. Special exercises In honor
of the promotion committee will be
at the auditorium tonight In the New
York state building.
One on the Charge of Murder
in First Degree and Fifteen
on Charge of Gambling.,
' RESIDE IN PENDLETON.
Practically All Are Also Owners of Sa
loonsNo Indictments Returned
Against Those Who Have Hiked
Jury's Report Would Shoulder AU
Responsibility Upon the City Offi
cials Not Evidence Enough to
Hold for the Murder of Ellis Im
provements Recommended Jury
Could Find Nothing Incriminating
Against Assessor Strain.
Twenty-one Indictments were re
turned by grand Jury when they made
their final report to Judge Ellis Sat
urday evening. 6rover Martin was
Indicted for murder in the first degree
for the killing of O. N. Preston, and
the following on the charge of gam.
bllng: J. P. Medernach, J. A. Ogg, A.
Gull, John Garrison, George Mans
field, F. X. Schempp, J. E. Russell, '
Frank O'Hara, William Bogard, Gene
Morgan, John Schmidt, Charles Mor
rison, Ung Goey, Tex Langever and
Louis Berglvin and four more not yet
Practically all of those against
whom gambling charges have been
made are owners of saloons and re
side here permanently. Warrants
were served upon them by Deputy
Sheriff Davis this forenoon and they
were told to appear in court at 1:30.
It is said that the above Is a complete
list of those charged with gambling,
and that but three indictments were
ieturned' against men who have left
the city since '.he games were stopped.
The" Ellis murder, which occurred
last fall on Basket mountain, and for
which no arrests have been made,
was investigated by the. grand Jury
but no report was made in the mat
ter, as the evidence presented was In
sufficient to warrant an indictment
As to whom was Buspected of the mur
der nothing could be learned from the
grand Jury or any of the officials, but
outside reports give 1- to be a man
named Selby, who at the time was a
woodcutter ori Basket mountain.
' The Jury Recommends.
In relation to gambling the Jury re
ported as follows:
"We have considered carefully the
questions of gambling. Sunday opening
of business houses and saloons, keep
ing houses of prostitution, and otller
questions of like nature, and while we
have returned indictments In a num
ber of cases where parties have been
complained against for gambling, yet
we are of the opinion thai Inasmuch
as each municipality i,s responsible In
itself for the existence of the saloon
or house of prostitution, and derives
all the revenue from the license of the
saloon, and has full power to con
trol, regulate or prohibit such
places, that the prosecution of such
offenses more properly belongs to the
different cities. And we would rec
ommend that complaints be made be
fore the different city recorders by.
those persons who know of the viola
tion of such laws. We make this rec
ommendation particularly for the rea-
son that the municipal corporation
can regulate by license the conduct
of all saloons, and has the power to
revoke license whenever the regula
tion made Is violated.
"In cases where it Is necessary to
Invoke the state law. Information
should be given the district attorney,
by sworn testimony sufficient to war
rant him In proceeding with the pros
ecution." Recommendations were made for
some needed repairs In the county
Jail, for a proper place of detention
of women prisoners, for the placing
of steel filing boxes In the clerk's of
fice, and a new map for the school su
perintendent In the charge made by William
Temple against Assessor Strain for
having altered the assessment roll, the
Jury reported that they regarded the
matter as the result of a misunder
standing, and that there was nothing
malicious In the action of the assessor.
By the change that was made the
taxes of William Temple were In
creased about $5.
A report was made praising the
management of the poor farm, and
etvlne a statement of the conditions
' Jdjnstment Reached.
St. Paul. June 12. While no
result of the conference be-
tween the Northern Pacific and
Great Northern officials with
the telegranhers Is announced.
It Is stated on rood authority
an amicable adjustment has
been reached and that tere
will be no strike. The opera-
tors are granted nearly nil their