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Tonight ami Saturday fair.
. NO. 5190.
U- .-- - - - -
Quarter of a Million
He-Owns United Cop
' Company.
i '
f, unto HOME
HMttM Mmir
Deckle Ue Bet-flas-
Clown uwon. But tsvys He
r' ta ike Pecs
mam That He Siiu
C guk-arlnK VTU Make
w UK
Government Rmbw a Tract for 1rp
Patoaw Irrigation xVoJoet.
Walla Walla, Oct. 28. The "Walla
Walla public land office yseterday re
ceived Instructions by telegraph to
withdraw from entry three sections
of land tn Whitman eounty, Situated
near Hooper, which Indicates that the
gevernment la about to undertake the
immense Irrigation project tor which
the people ot this 'section of country
have hoped m lone time. The tele
graphed Inatructlona are ma follows:
"On account of Palouse irrigation
project, withdraw from all forms rf
disposal tnder flrat form withdrawal
sections 34, 25 and 2( of township 16,
range 27 east. W. A. RICHARDS,
!Land Commissioner."
THE Hi t Ann
CandWIate IXirresses Appreciation for
Work fI the "Nebraskan.
Esopus, Oct. 28. After reading
Bryan's closing "speech in the Indi
ana newspapers this morning, Parker
sent the NebrasWan the following tel
egram: T wit to thank yon for 'the splen
did aervtoe you haVe rendored"to 'the
amnocraaic pa My In Indian and else
where during the present campaign."
Oct . Hehus" is vat hi -a
imttnerit Uiat he will bet Law-'
L,IM, to be posted la any
luk. that be still oaatrwia the
I ftpper Company, tbe decis
i k reached by five men, one
tm the Winer' Uniaa, the
art Union, the Engineers'
1 ae American Federation f
ud tot American Labor
tilt toter to build a some for
I mil disabled union men at
peat in Montana with tbe wln-
Kttaces the offer with a Har
ms of Uwooa, bat says he is
a forego the source of the
tn mile aguloat him, in order
inn to the people of HunUina
m b sincere.
AcddeouUx Killed.
Walla, Oct' 28. Orley uott.
butataa. nu fatally wounded
I afternoon by tbe accidental
mm of a ihoUjun lu tbe bands
iom Rngera. The accident oc-
W n Eureka Flau U miles from
n V'lla. Scott wan wounded in
' thigh and died lu the arms
Statu ho ihot him. while being
first the elty.
pokai9Unrlani Cot $1000.
Spokane, tt. 28. Expert burglars
made a big haul some time this morn
ing try cracking the safe in the bar of
the "Golden "West hotel, First aven
and Washington street, securing near
ly 11000 In money. The .safe was
blown -open." without disturbing the
many sleepers in the hotel rooms
above and the burglars left no clue.
England and Russia Agree to Submit the North Sea Incident
to a Court of Inquiry.
Only Minor Details Remain to lie Agreed Upon Difficulty Will Come Be
fore The Hague Tribunal Most Get Spain's Permission to Hold Ships
in Harbor at Vigo Until Inquiry Ends Warlike Atmosphere at Once
Cleared by tile Proposition to Arbitrate.
President Says He Must Be Guilty ax
Determined at Trial.
Washington, Oct. 28. The presi
dent this afternoon sent a reply to a
letter received ' this morning from
General Tyner.
The president says he Is unable
to right any wrong In the matter, be
cause he considers no wrong has been
done Tyner. The president further
says "The question of your guilt on
the criminal charge on which you
were tried, having been passed upon
by a jury, the president acquiesces In
Its finding. The evidence seems to
be overwhelming, that you were
guilty, either of moral obliquity In
your performance or of the grossest
The letter Is over Secretary Loebs
signature and contains 2000 words,
London, Oct. 28. It is authoritatively stated that the proposi
tion to refer the North Sea dispute to a court of inquiry, haa been
accepted in principle, although several details and formalities remain
to be arranged. ' v
The' appointment of the arbitrators will be discussed by Benck
endorff 'and Lansdowne tomorrow. Tbe final Inquiry will be held at
The Hague, under rules of The Hague convention. The only detail
which remains to be arranged is the consent of Spain to permit that
portion of the Russian fleet uoncerned In the North Sea Incident, to
remain at Vigo until the Inquiry la completed.
E42overnor Nash Dead.
Columbus, O., Oct. 28. Ex-Governor
TSunh itdroppeM dead in his bath
room;, at ll .o'clock this morning.
Heart trouble of long standing was
the-caniwof his death. The ex-governor
haa declined rapidly since he re
tired from the executive office last
January. He was a widower and
lived with his step-daughter.
Wltr of Jlanilauslitrr.
Walla. Oct. 28. a i
f". an Italian laborer, who shot
"W a fellow countryman 1
T a month an u na
' WW ef manslaughter. The
in mperior cunrt a-u wt -e
W Keel In Portland.
. Ocl. tS Th T ....
f OMftea, adjourned to meet
th the Lewis and Clark
Portland. All the rw
mlnj public lmprove
w adopted.
lok tla- Oriitlimtor of .
Up-I Uwigr, Ab)mt
w Long.
Ogden. there were no
' FlaT8 lar,ie ei,ou8h lo
'Jhlbrook. a delegate from
V""" " he "flBinated
rirjTr?? tHe mo"t n-
and 30 lnche in
'Ve"er" tnat coer
1 kdT banner. ,
"Wat? J""" was pinned
the 0reon
""laiwi .not t0 mo,ie to
lltof rlhbon, and they
&fal1 esatthe
Wettrl" them
; Puo congresa,
."""FRRIOh-. '
kjhoT MM,ntlu.
Wn ?old CM' ad
Z"" u the
""wney, -LiU.mnf."
h. that 'boot
ZthlJ1- This
. 0wn a pack
J?- hJT. J"- eepeclallv
mm Ho GKe 1.0()0,0o0 'to Butte
nuers if Helnae Can Prove That
lie Did Not Sell Out to Uie Amal
pimoteil Coiier Company Law.n
Says Time. Has Come to Put Vp or
Shut I'p and Helnzc Must Either
Vutl Talking or Baek I'p Ilix Sutc-mrnui.
Butte, Moot., Oct. 28. Thomas W.
LaWKo;;, the millionaire Boston cop
per broker, In a signed statement this
morning: declares he n-lll distribute
tl.tloD.ooo to the miners at Butte, If
P. Augustus Heinze disproves the
statement that Heinze has sold his
eopper mining Interests to the Amal
gamated. "I bitterly hate the men of the
Amalgamated, because I know they
nave foully robbed thousands of I
nocent and honest people of America.
end Kurope, and driven scores to sui
cide and to the prison," says Lawson.
"In concluding, Luwson declares:
"Helnse, the time haa paased for you
to talk; either furnish the proof that
you are not lying and that I am not
tening the truth, in which event the
miners of Montana, who have use for
renl money, can secure more of It
than they ever had from you, or else
aamit you are a -public brawler,
cowardly rascal, who is attempting to
use honest citizens and honest labor
ers for his own base ends. Heinze,
your time has come to put up or shut
up. . . ...
Now Jersey Mothers' Coogriotw
Trenton, ' N. J. Oct.. 28. The New
Jtrney Congress of Mothers opened
Its fourth annual meeting today in
the high school building, Mrs. Ed
ward E. Grice, of Riverton, presiding.
The large attendance Indicated an un
usual degree of Interest, aroused In
Part by the election of president and
other Important officers, and partly
by the Interesting topics scheduled for
discussion. The feature of the open
ing session this afternoon was an ad
dress by Mrs. Kate Waller Barrett of
Alexandria, Va., on "Guardians of the
Junior Citizens.", The sessions will
continue through tomorrow. ' Among
the distinguished visitors present Is
Mrs. Theodore Birney of Washington,
honorary president of the National
Congress of Mothers. .
Agricultural Convention.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Oct 28
There was a good attendance today
at the opening of the territorial agri
cultural convention, the sessions of
which will continue through tomor
row. Prominent among the sched
uled speakers are President Hartzog
of the University of Arkansas, Prof.
H. E. Smith of Sherman. Texas, Prot
John Fields of the Oklahoma Agricul
tural college, and W. J. Splllman of
the United States department of agriculture.
London, Oct. 28. Balfour this
evening announced definitely that the
Anglo-Russian dispute has been re
ferred to an international Inquiry.
Baltic Fleet Proceeds.
Mudrid, Oct. 28. A telegram from
Vigo states that the Russian fleet de
parted today for the Far East.
lleet Goeu to Portland Itde.
London, Oct. 28. The first divis
ion of the home fleet sailed from
the Firth of Forth today for the Isle
of Portland.
-. V . ... . .. .
- ' BrlUnti "CrulHer lo ijco. .
London. Oct. 28. A dlRpatch to the
Central News from Gibraltar says
that six British cruisers have left
there, heading eastward. It is believ
ed their destination as Tangier. A
dispatch to the Exchange-Telegraph
says the cruisers have gone to Vigo.
ITotent From Sweden.
St. Petersburg. Oct. 28. A protest
has been received from the Swedish
government, regarding the firing up
on the steamer Albebaraen by a Rus
sian cruiser on Friday night.
Repairs to the engines of some of the
warships have not been completed.
Storks Closed Stronger.
London, Oct, 28. As a result of a
feeling that a conflict between Eng
land and Russia haa been averted,
the stock market closed with a better
Twenty-one Days Is tlio Limit.
London, Oct. 28. A period of 20
days has been allowed for an Inves
tigation at Vigo.
r ' Mam Immediate Iuaulry. '.
- ... -
London, Oct. 2. A dispatch from
a, Russian news agency says the Ru.
slan minister of foreign affairs has
notified the British ambassador that
Russia consents to an Immediate In
qulry at Vigo, regarding the North
Seu affair. . .
Munt Be Delivered With Expedition,
No Matter What the. Cost.
. Portland, Or., Oct. 28. It became
known here this morning that great
orders for flour have been received
from the Japanese government with
urgent Instructions to ship with great
expedition. ' The orders . contain a
statement that the delivery and not
the price is the desideratum.
To Celebrate Mitchell Day.
Wilkesbarre,. Pa., Oct. 28. It Is ap
parent that every colliery In the an.
thracite region will be Idle tomorrow
and that the mlneworkers will turn
out in a body to celebrate John Mitch'
ell day. The feature of the celebra
tlon will be the big parade, for which
elaborate arrangements have been
completed by Grand Marshal John T.
Dempsey and his aids. It Is confi
dently expected that more than 160
local unions will be In line.
Fairbanks In Thirteen Sfieeclies.
Springfield, Mo. Oct. 28. Fair
banks began a series of 18 speeches
scheduled for today, by addressing a
crowd at Monet. He will arrive at
St. Louis tonight on his way to Cin
cinnati, where he will apeak tomor
row night "c '
One Policeman Dead and Fodr
Steamers and Cargoes De
stroyed. "V , 1 ;
dollars .
In an .
Settlement Has Been Readied.
Fighting at Port Arthur.
Chee Foo, Oct. 28. A Chinese Junk
just arrived from Port Arthur and
brings the Information that 'minor
events over small portions of the
fiel occur nightly. Japanese shells
have found lodgment In several Rus
sian warships. The garrison aggre
gates 10,000 men, who are .wearing
their last winter uniforms. Large
Tnnn flt 911 Tha u hi net met
this morning and discussed the dls- ; Ku8 continue to arrive at Dal
pute between Russia and Great Brit,
aln. Every member was present.
The meeting ended at 1:45. the mill
iners laughing and chatting. Indicat
ing that a peaceful settlement tjf the
dispute hud been reached.
Just before the meeting ended
Beckendorff arrived at the foreign
office and luter he and Lansdowne
conferred at length. It Is presumed
the ambassador was Informed of the
cabinet's decision.
King Kdward Not Concerned.
London, Oct. 28. King Edward
attended the races at Newmarket this
afternoon. This fact Is taken as an
indication that the issues between
KusHia and England will be amicably
British Ships Prepare for Sea.
Halifax, Oct. 28. Orders have been
received o prepare the ships of the
North American squadron for sea. If
the fleet sails, it will probably Join
the fleet at Portsmouth, England.
KxiMHfa Speedy Settlement.
London, Oct. 28. At the Russian
embassy the following statement was
issued today: "We are In constant
communication with the British gov
ernment. As a result of these com
munications the embassy hopes there
will be a speedy and satisfactory set
tlement. The whole aspect of the
situation has decidedly improved.
Ambassadors In Conference.
London, Oct. 28. The Russian am
bassador had a conference with Lans
downe this morning lasting until
nearly 11 o'clock. The French am
bassador also called and discussed
the situation. Just before the meet
ing of the cabinet, Lord Rothschild
called on Premier Balfour In the In
terests of a peaceful settlement of the
questions at Issue between Great
Britain and Russia
England Would Arbitrate.
Paris, Oct. 28. England has offer
ed to submit the Issues of the North
Sea Incident to an International com
mission. It is believed that Russia
will accept this arrangement,
. Warships Detained at Vigo.
St Petersburg, Oct 28. Admiral
Rojestvensky haa been ordered to de
tain at Vigo all the warships which
participated In the North Sea affair.
Vessels Cannot Iitwve Vigo Yet
Vigo, Oct 28. Notwithstanding the
report from Madrid, the vessels of the
BalUo fleet have not left this port
Firing Into Port Arthur.
Toklo, Oct. 28. It 1b reported here
that the Japanese mude a desperate
assault on the eastern forts of the
Keekwan group, October 26, and si
lenced the Russian batteries. The
Russian betteries on Rlhlung moun
tain and Sunghohowaln are also si
lenced and the forts In front of these
mountains were occupied.
A shell exploded In the Russian
magazine. That night there was fire
In Port Arthur, and the following
day a shell struck the battleship
Sevastopol, and two Russian steamers
were sunk.
Alexleff Goes Home.
Harbin. Oct. 28. An order was Is
sued today announcing the departure
of Alexleff for St. Petersburg, by
command of the czar. Alexleff thanks
the officers of the Pacific fleet for
Its sacrificing work during the past
10 months. He particularly mentions
the seamen at Port Arthur.
Chicago Wlieal Market.
Chicago. Oct. 28. December wheat
opened at 1.18 and closed at
J1.13H- May opened at 11.12 Vb and
closed ' cent lower. Corn opened at
CO cents and closed of a cent
lower. Oats opened at 2 cents and
closed U cent lower.
, . Discuss Fair Exlilblt.
Members of the Pendleton Com
mercial Association, the county court
and Dr. A. Le Roy, of the Oregon
Information Bureau, met at 4 o'clock
for the purpose of discussing an ap
propriation for a Umatilla county ex
hibit at the Lewis and Clark fair. An
attempt will be made to secure an
appropriation from the county for
this purpose.
Jury Still In Session.
The coroner's jury is holding
other session today In the office
Coroner Henderson, In the Investiga
tion of the Swauger case. It Is believ
ed that they will not be able to con
clude the Investigation until some
time tomorrow.
Stallion Weighs a Ton.
Among the consignment of horses
to the McLaughlin company, which Is
expected to arrive today or tomor
row, Is a 2-year-old Percheron stal
lion which weighs 1980 pounds.
After 50 days of . marching over
swamps and steppes, the crow of the
Novik. the Russian . cruiser driven
ashore on the Island of Sakhalin, has
reached Vladivostok. . ; ;
George II. Knuggs, of Portland, Sn
lieriiitemling the Transfer of Clil-
nene Goods Front a Broken Car at
This Place Goods Consist of Mai
ling and Must Be Closely Inspected
to Prevent Smuggling Part of a
Shipload of 3.VKI Tons Consigned to
the East Prom Portland.
George H. Knaggs, an Inspector
the Portland custom house, arrived
this morning and will Inspect the
contents of the box car which broke
down near Pendleton night before
last while eastbound. An axle gave
way, but the car reached Pendleton
without further incident. Mr.
Knaggs was sent for to take charge
of the transferring of its contents to
another car, at this point.
Mr. Knaggs' duties in this Instance
are simply to see that all the contents
of the car, which Is loaded with im
ported goods from China, are trans
ferred to another car without break
age or loss by theft or from any other
cause, and incidentally to see that the
old and new bills of lading exactly
compare, as a precaution ugalnst
smuggling. The contents of the car
consist of 20 tons of matting, upon
which clearance papers must be
given by Mr. Knuggs to the final des
tination, which Is Norfolk, Va.
The goods In this car were a por
tlon of a shipload of 8600 tons of
goods from China, every pound of
which was consigned by rail from
Portland to Atlantic coast ' points.
Nearly all the goods ' consisted of
curios, teas and matting.
Mr. Knaggs has been a resident of
Oregon E0 years and was never In
Pendleton until this morning, though
he has repeatedly been through the
place by rail, to all the towns of the
eastern part of the state, and he has
been to Umatilla, Wallula and Walla
Walla many years ago, before and
since the railroads were built. He
Is familiar from acquaintance and ob
servation with all the larger towns In
the state aide from Pendleton, and
also many of the smaller towns, and
Is viewing Pendleton with a great deal
of unfeigned Interest.
Department ' Fought the Fire - for
Three Hour Cargoes of Wool,
Hemp and Cotton Runted Like Tin
der Freight Steamers Nebraska, '
Arizona, American and Cltta dl Pal
ermo Were-Badly Damaged City
of Palermo Received Serious In
juries Fire Raged for Tluree Honrs
Without Abatement Patrick Cush
lug Dead,
New York. Oct 28. One man is
dead, one severely ' wounded, several
are missing and a million
worth of property-dlstroyed
early morning fire which burned four
steamships and several piers and
warehouses and the Bush Terminal
Company's store at South Brooklyn.
A hundred thousand dollars worth
of cotton, hemp and general cargo
was destroyed.
Policeman Patrick Cushlng la dead
and Benjamin Walsh, a fireman, la
seriously Injured. Other dead may
be found later.
The department fought the fire,
which is believed to be Incendiary,
for three hours. The vessels which
were badly damaged were the Amer-,
lean, Arlzonlan, Nebraskan, of the
American and Hawaiian line, ' and
Cltta dl Palermo, of the Italian line.
The Palermo Suffered Most
The Palermo suffered the most.
her valuable cargo being ruined. The.
fire spread so rapidly that tugs could
not reach the blazing vessels. The
watchman and crews of the vessels
Jumped Into the water, from which
they were rescued by firemen. There
has been much Ill-feeling . in the
neighborhood against the company.
Lust Tuesday a mysterious
caused a loss of (50,000
Ranger Burned Ont.
The office of the Long Creek Ran
ger was burned last Monday night,
completely destroying the building
and contents. A blacksmith shop on
one side and an undertaking estab
lishment on the other side were also
burned. This is the same office (with
the same proprietor, Charles E. Coe.)
that was dynamited last year. Messrs.
Clark and Kuhn. of Pendleton, were
In Long Creek the day following the
fire, which Is best described as being
undoubtedly of Incendiary origin.
worth of
Projected Work Planned by President
Moliler lo Be Completed.
It transpires on good authority that
the reconstruction plans of the O. R.
& N. Company begun two years ago
by President Mohler and now being
continued by General Manager E. HJ.
Calvin, have been so enlarged as to
Include change of line near Coyote,
where a cut-off will be built which
will reduce the mileage very ma
terially, take out curves, and enable
the management to make a great sav
ing tn time; this cut-off will extend
beyond Umatilla and to a point near
Another set of curves will be cut
out just this side of Hood River and
the only obstructing grade out of The
Dulles will be reduced. Ballasting of
the lines Is proceeding with vigor on
the division eust of La Grande, and
new rails will be put In the line where
they have not yet been laid. It Is Mr.
Calvin's Intention to make the main
line between Huntington and Port
land as solid as the main line of the
Pennsylvania railroad,
Most of the track now Is In as good
a condition as any Eastern trunk line.
As fast as the ballasting Is put In it
is lined up evenly so that It presents
the same handsome appearance as an
Ki.slern rondbed. With better track
comes better time for freight and pas
senger trains. . ,'
Cost of Food in Alaskan Camp Was
Very nigh.
The Seattle Star, speaking of the ,
prices of food in the Tanana mining
district of Alaska, says:
. Flour waB 136 per 100 pounds;
dried apples, rice, corn meal, sugar
and lard were 60 cents per pound;
bacon could be procured at the rats
of 86 cents and $1 per pound.
Candles were 126 per box and picks
and shovels were 110 each. Salt was
tl per pound for a time, but some-
one brought In a load, which sold
like hot cakes at 60 cents per pound. .
On- his way down Barber passed
through Nome and said the conditions
there was the reverse. In Nome con
densed milk Is 6 cents per can, maple' '
sugar three pounds for 86 cents. The
storekeepers there desire to sen out
their stock as soon as possible, as
conditions' are very poor.
He estimates that at least 12,000,-.
ono has been taken out of the Tanana
district during the past summer. He
says that the country Is developing
rapidly and this fall people are taking 1
In machinery and Implements to use
In the mines, rather than household
utensils, as last fall. There are be
tween 7000 and 1000 people around
Fairbanks. .- ; ' '

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