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I QAILY EVEEDITION
0A1LY EVEHOG ED1TI0K WEATHER FORECAST. Rain tonight ami fr dny; probably cooler . Frldiiy. Sunrise, 7:09; sunset, 5:20. Pendleton stores are-filled with at tractive gooiln lit Hit- moat reason able prices ever to prevail In the Inland empire. Heinl the adver tisements for partli-ulani. VOL. L0. PENDLETON, OltEGON, THURSDAY, FEimUAIlY 6, 1908. NO. 3 I HON BENEFITS CITY Council Renews lighting Con tract After Concessions Are Made by Cooipany, NEW CITY DEPOSITORY OIUUNAXCE IS PASSED Councilman St ruin Springs Surprise In Council by Prorntlng Budget of Ix'tUrs from Mayors, of Various Ciliea SliOuing Tliat Pendleton raid Too Modi fur Lhjhto City Get More Ughta at Old Price- De pository' Oniinonce PiwmxI After a Heated Dlcuson and Inslnua Uom. With ua extended discussion of the proposition of a municipal lighting plant and a short but ' somewhat spirited fight over the new city de pository ordinance, the council put up an Interesting sesHlon last night. The lighting question was solved tempo rarily by voting to make a two years' contract with the Northwestern Gat and Electric company, while the amended .depository ordinance was passed after an Ineffectual attempt to shejre.'lt. Strain Is Fai-seclng. The proposition of a municipal electric jlant became a live one with the council through the Investigations of Councilman Strain and others of the lighting committee. The old contract ifor street lights had expired Janaary 1 and before entering Into a new one: the committee did tome ex tensive inquiry work. Letters were written by Mr. Strain to the mayort of nearfy all the northwest cities, asking: as to the rates they were pay ing. U was found that while Pendle ton was paying over IS per month for arc 'lights, most of the other places -were paying but 16 or 16.50. Last might Mr. Strain presented tils correspondence to the council and also a proposition for securing power from another source by going into partnership with Mlltou. That town he said Is planning to enlarge Its syKtem and Pendleton may aecure stock in the concern and thereby se cure a -municipal system. He also referred 'to the scheme for develop Ing power on the Umatilla above Bingham : Springs. After considerable dl.-a-usslon of the sobjett it was moved to enter In to a twe ryears' contract with the N. W. O. Sl K. company and the motion carried. "Under the terms of the new contract tthe electric company pro vides eight additional arcs at the same total price formerly paid. This brings the price of Individual arcs down ta tTf ipernmonth. Isejwsltpry Ordinance. When time came for considering the amendarl depository ordinance that had bon Introduced last week It was found the measure was not on hand. It had been referred to the ordinance eunimlttee and Chairman Joe Ell, who had It, was not present However, Onuncibnan Knight, chair man of the Xlnance committee, in aisled that action be taken last night and a copy f ithe. ordinance was se cured from ti& city attorney's office. When the rflinance had been read Councilman Montgomery moved to lay It upon to .tablet for a week and Councilman Hirtklo (seconded the mo tion. The motion was lost by a vote of five to two aud ;the ordinance then passed to ltt sawxtMifllvo readings and was adopted by tfae mme vote. In opposing the tie .ordinance those against It held tha It was not right for the city to rturojio itaotlca after the city bonds had been sold and some of the banks had bargained for bonds so as to enter Into .eompetltlon for the city funds. The mw ordi nance allows the city to .deposit Its money equally In all banks making the proper showing and Uiat agree to ay a certain rate of Interest upon the dally balances. It was Insinuated dieting the meeting that the .oxdl nanoa was meant for the benefit of the first National bank. Bids upon 600 feet of fire feoee OPEX AN OFFICE AND . HAS STATED FEB, San Francisco, Feb. 6. The Rev. Mr. Pierce has opened an 'office. He ranks In the profes sional world with the lawyer land the doctor. His office la In the Hlbernia bank building next to the marriage license de partment of the county govern ment. HI office fee Is $5, but he has been known to take lest from poor couples. If you want fu neral services read or a sermon preached, -Rev. Mr. Plerca Is ready to do It for a fee. were opened lust night ami upon the recommendation of the fire commit tee It was decided to pflrchaBe the Amazon hose at 80 cenU per' foot. A contract for the grading of Wil son street between Malt) and Jeffer son was let to Gideon Brown and Johnson and Ellstrorh, the property owners affected. A liquor HcenHe was granted to Henry Crabtree, who will reopen the old Rainier beer hall. The bills for tho past month were ordered paid. INDIANA PAPERS FOR BRYAN. Democratic Sentiment Favors the Thrice Defeated Chieftain. Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 6. An al moBt general Bentlment in favor of-the nomination ot W, J. Bryan for the presidency Is expressed by the demo cratic editors of the state, who are here in force today to attend the winter meeting of the Indiana Democratic- Editorial assoclat'on. Even those editors opposed to Bryan admit that the Heosier delegation will prob ably fall into line for the Nebraskan at the Denver convention. , The scribes Tiojd their annual ban quet at the Grand hotel tonight. The speakers will Include Henry A. Barnhart at the Rochester Sentinel on "The Condition of the Party," and Royal "E. Fsircell of the V!ncennes Sun, on 'The Country Press In Poli tics." The business session will be held tomorrow. Several prominent democratic .politicians and candidates for state ciTflces and for congress are hobjidbblng -with the editors. SUPRE5HX 'COURT WILL BE CATXiED UPON TO DECIDE California Case Will be Taken to Uie Highest Tribunal by Heucjr and lAngdon ;DeciHloi Comes m Great SurprHe .to Ruef and Schnilta, Who Believed tlie Prosecution Would Abide 1y the Decision of the Ap pellate "Court. San Francisco, Feb. 6. The su preme court will be asked to define how far extortion can go before it becomes a crime. This decision coined as a surprise to the Ituef and Schmtts defense! as they believed that the Langdon-He ney prosecution would let the appel lat court's decision stand. Langon, however, wants an exact definition as to how far a man can s;raft before he becomes a law break er in vamornia. Rnrf Trial Set for Next Week. 8an Francisco, Feb. 6. The Ruef extortion, cases were continued one week from today, thf morning- by Judge Lawlor. Ruef's attorney an nounced that he will be ready for trial at that time. It It known that he will move, to quash the Indictment on the ground that the testimony given by tairri be fore the grand Jury was made under a promise of Immunity by the district attorney, which the latter did not ful fill. FULTON PREPARES TO REP1Y TO HENEY TODAY Washington, Fob. '6. Senator Fill toil announced today that he will I, sue a reply Rene.V. charge today, making detailed; 'denial. Utter Get Snrwyor General of Idaho Washington, Feb. 6. After a con ference with Senators Borah and Heyburn today,- Roosevelt promised to appoint L A. Utter of Welser, to the office of surveyor general in Idaho. Hall Case to Jury Tosnorrow, Portland, Feb. Judge I R- Webster Is . making the closing speech for the defense In the Hall ease today. The Jury will probably receive their Instructions tomorrow morning. . Resume Tobacco Probe. New York, Feb. 6. The govern ment's suit against the American To bacco company for alleged violation of the Sherman anti-trust law was re sumed here today. The session "Mil be brief, as practically the only work to be accomplished is the taking- of certain exhibits. This preliminary hearing for the taking of testimony In the tobacco "trust" case was com menced here last November by Uni ted States Commissioner Shields, act ing as special examiner, and is now practically completed. Testimony has been taken In several other cities. More Petition Filed. Clyde B. Aitchison of Portland, for railroad commissioner of the second district; W. H. Brook of Ontario, for the legislature, making no statement; J. W. Bailey of Portland, for dairy and food commissioner, and W. P. Myors of Laldlaw for d'strlct attor ney seventh district, all republicans, have filed petitions with Secretary of State Benson. ieii trail BECOMES CHIME IS i;i MI! FAVOR Washington Post Declares the drift of Sentiment Favors the New York Man, TAFT WILL BE SHY OF VOTES ON THE FIRST BALLOT ItoMilis of ExIiaiiHtlvc Canvass Point With Favor to Hughes With Taft Second What tlie Northwest Can - vam Sliows Hughes' Vow Will In crease Steadily from Fin Ballot- Cannon Will Lose Votes Fastest With ForakoK, Fairbanks and La Follette in Order Named. Washington, Feb. 6. After an ex haustive canvass lasting over 'two weeks the Washington Post an nounces that the drift of sentiment in the republican party throughout the country Is setting In strongly for Hughes. In the northwest the Post splits the Oregon delegation, four each for Hughes and Taft; Washington, four for Hughes and sis for Taft; Idaho, six for Taft. The Post states that Hughes will be 125 behind Taft on the first bal lot, but that Taft will lack 150 votes of nomination on the first ballot. The Hughes vote will Increase steadily from the first ballot until he Is nom inated, states the Post. Cannon will lose votes the fastest, declare the Post Informants.. They will go to Hughes. Foraker'a dele gates will crawl on the band wagon shortly after and then Fairbanks and La Follette men will come In with a rush. REBUKE TO MILD CATTERS. Washington State Mining Association Expresses Contempt for Fake Pro moters. ' Seattle, Wash., Feb. 6. At the sec ond annual banquet of the Washing ton state mining association -this evening the "wild cat" operator and mine promoter, received a terrific drubbing. It started with a speech from Gov ernor Mead and before It ended reso lutions had been adopted and the stand of the organization against such concerns strongly stated. A year ago the Seattle Star exposed the wild catting and showed the state association was largely responsible for its continued existence. INDEPENDENCE FOR FILIPINOS. Senator Stone Will Present Resohi tlon for Freedom In 1013. Washington, Feb. 6. Senator Stone of Missouri, has announced In a res olution upon which he Intends to de liver a speech -a definite program for the disposition of the Philippines. In the resolution he sets the date of December 10, 191 J, as the date up on which the government of the is lands shall be given over to the Fili pinos with a guarantee of complete Independence. Stone wants the neutrality of the islands guaranteed by International pact with a recognition of their In dependence. CONREID HAS RESIGNED. Leave Metropolitan Opera Company to Seek Benefits for Health. New York, Feb. 6. The rumors that Helnrlch Conreld, the director of the Metropolitan Opera company, In tends to resign have been confirmed. Conreld is now awaiting an adjust ment of his profits on this season's w-ork. As soon as this Is arranged he will leave In search of health. JIF 1 AMUCK WITH BUTCHER KIIIFE What came very near being a fatal riot among the Japanese gang in the O. R. A N. yards In this city last Sunday night has been entirely sup pressed until today, when the East Oregonlan Teamed of the row for the first time. In a row In an outfit car In the west end of the yards In this city late Sunday night three members of the Japanese gang were stabbed by countryman who Immediately fled from the city and has not been cap tured. Aokl, who lsreputed to be a "bad man" among local Japanese, ran amuck with a butcher knife and stabbed Harry Garko In the throat, Inflicting a deep wound near the wind pipe and which for a time It seemed would be fatal; Akajl Norfoo was stabbed by Aokl In the arm and Masapo Ntnglni was cut upon the band by the Infuriated fighter. MORE W EIGHT IK SCUD IIP Action of Briti&h Admiralty Causes Renewed Activity for Preparation, ROOSEVELT CONFERS WITH DEMOCRATS ON NAVAL BILL British Prepare for the Shock and Think War Between, I'nlted States and Japan I Certain Preparing Esquimau for Naval Base Move Regarded Slnliaer Roosevelt Sum mons Democrats for Conference to Ward Off Opiosltlon to Naval Ap propriation BUI. Washington, Feb. 6. What Is con sldered by even the most conservative observers of international politics as a most ominous portent for the con tlnuance of the peaceful relations ex Isting at present between the United States and Japan is the attitude of the British admiralty. From the recent activity In Brit lsh naval circles there is apparently no doubt in the minds of the admlr alty that war between the United States and Japan Is certain to come In the near future. Here is what the English are do Ing to prepare for the shock. The British North Pacific squadron Is to be. increased. The fourth cruiser squadron, consisting of the Cressy, Eurylus, Hogue, Brilliant and Inde fatigable and six cruisers of the coun ty class, will be added to the fleet now operating out of 'Esquimau. Esquimau la beiiur hurriedly pre pared for the sudden demand upon It as a naval base of- the first caliber. Pre pa ratios are being made to ac commodate a great' enlarged num ber of troops at iftJk po(nt ' So sinister Is this move regarded at Washington that a special confer ence was held today between Presl dent Roosevelt and the democratic members of the naval committee from the house. The mobilization of the British Xorth Pacific srjuadron was the sub ject under discussion. The president, it is said, wishes to be assured that he will have no dem ocratic opposition to his desire to have the naval appropriation Increas ed to 169,000,000 In order that number of new battleships may be or dered at once. In ca9e of a great naval war be tween the United States and Japan, England, both in the light of a pos sible ally of Japan and as the next most interested nation with the near est coast line In the far tone, feels it should be prepared for any even tuality. LETTER DENIES RUMOR. Says He Is Not Engaged to Senator FJkln's Daughter, and She Affirms It. cnicago, Feb. 6. Joe Letter, who once almost cornered the wheat mar- aet. denies the report that he Is about to wed Katherlne Elkins, the daughter of Senator Elk'ns. The .newspaper report had It that the wheat operator had won her away from the Due D'AbruzzI, th,e ex plorer. Katherlne Elkins says that she Is not going to marry either the bro ker or the explorer. "It's absurd." she said. "I am not going to wed either of these two men." Lelter also waxes hot at the men tion of the rumor. "Bunch of non sense," he said. "I have Just met Miss Elkins In Washington. She is a charming girl." Tlie Due D'AbruzzI Is saying noth Ing. There are some things that have a keener sting than the biting cold of the arctic regions. The row was started in an argu mnnt of some kind and before-the gang could realize what was being done, Aokl was carving right and loft with a big knife. After stabbing the three men and scattering the entire gang, he disappeared In the darkness and has not been apprehended. His countrymen believe he has gone to California where he formerly worked, and S. Ban, the Japanese contractor of Portland, who was called here Monday as a result of the row had wired to have him arrested is he ap pears there. Harry Garko, the Jap who receiv ed the wound in Mu throat. Is In a serious condition, but Is being kept in the outfit car here and will not be sent to the Portland hospital. The matter has been kept quiet by the Japanese colony here in order to allay any bitter feeling toward the Japanese as a race of rioters. "BIG TIM'S" ANNIVERSARY. Distributes Gifts to New York's Poor But Keem Nature of Anniversary to Himself. New York, Feb. 6. Following a custom of many years standing, the Hon. Timothy D. Sullivan, M. C, fa miliarly known on the Bowery and among his constituents of the East Side as "Big Tim," today, distributed among the poverty-stricken clans of Tammany over 5000 pa'rg of $3 shoes. Accompanying the footgear was a pair of heavy woolen stockings for each man. The distribution was made by the Timothy D. Sullivan associa tion, which Is the legal name for Big Tim, Incorporated. Tickets good for the shoes were given to each of the 5000 men who were the guests of "the Big Fellow" at his last annual Christmas d'nner. It Is generally understood among the big one's lieutenants that the unvarying date of the distribution February 6 li the anniversary of some grpi't pvent In "Big Tim's" life. What that event is nobody knows but Timothy, and he refuses to tell. The seen t Is burled in the big heart of "Big Tim," but on this same day every year several thousand of Sul livan's political supporters put on a warm pair of new shoes and stock ings. Perhaps the "Bowery bums" who share In this generosity don't know that they are helping their lead er keep an anniversary, but it is cer tain that they all think of him on that day of days. F REFUGE III HI Ex-PR EMIER OF PORTUGAL WILL NEVER RETURN Crossed the Borderland to a More Hospitable Clime Manuel, the Boy King, Shows Remarkable Grasp of Subieet of Government and Sur- priseaIld Advisors Insists on At tending the Funeral of His Father and Brother In Spite of Dangers. Lisbon, Feb. t. Italy will be the home of ex-Premier Franco. He has already arrived in that country and says he will never return, to Portu gal. Manuel, the boy king. Is showing an ability to grasp the subject of gov ernment that surprises his advisors. The cabinet is trying to secure his word that he will not attend the fu neral services of his father and brother Sunday, but the king states that he will do se- despite any danger he mikht run. The diplomatic corps will visit the chapel where the re mains lie in state tomorrow. MORSE IS MISSING. Helnze's Partner May Bo in Europe Enjoying- Ill-Gotten Gains. New York, Feb. 6. Wall street speculated today as to the where abouts of Charles W. Morse, who was the associate of Heinze in bank ing and whose sensational specula tlon assisted In bringing about the late panic. He disappeared two days ago and his- attorney. A. T. Boardman said today he had gone to Europe for a short rest. It Is believed that Morse will settle In Paris where he owns a mansion. It is believed that Morso saved about a million out of the wreck. He was thought to be worth 2n,000. 000 last September. Son Says Father Is in New York. Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 6. Benja min W. Morse, son of C. W. Morse, Harvard student, said today his father was In New York and that he had heard from him last night. Western Land Hunger. Cheyenne, Feb. 6. The records of the Cheyenne land office show that 1131 homestead entries were made during the year 1907, embracing 168, 080 acres. Ninety per cent of these entries were made in Laramie coun ty. The remainder were distributed about equally in Albany and Carbon counties. During the same period there were 109 desert entries, em bracing 18,409 acres of land. The ma jority of these entries were made In Albany and Carbon counties. There were 200 relinquishments of all classes homestead, desert,' timbe stone and mineral during 1907. Broken Neck KUU Acrobat. Ernest Hempel, the acrobat who sustained a broken neck as the result of a fall while rehearsing an acrobat ic turn at Fritz theater several days ago, died at Good Samaritan hospital last night from his Injuries, says the Oregon Dally Journal. The surgeons t the hospital performed a difficult operation in the hope that u might save the man's life, and for a time the patient seemed to grow stronger. Yes terday, however, he began to sink rapidly and the end was not long de layed. Roseburg is taking Initiatory steps towards paving the three principal street in tlie city this spring. mill nr iimdi mini ut mmv mm noEAKtti Arguments Attract Many to Court Room Today to See Close of Case. OVER 60 WITNESSES HAVE BEEN EXAMINED Trial Conxaines Seven Days and M at titude of Wltnetws Are Heard Wax Fought Hard in Grand Jury Room Before Indhlment Was Re turned Will Vwt County $1500- A Legal Battle in Which Four Prominent Attorneys Have Figured Conspicuously. All day long the circuit court room hat been filled v.ith people listening to the arguments in the Haaga case and from a spectators' standptlnt -It has been the most Interesting of (ha seven days trial. The arguments to the jury were commenced at 9 o'clock this morning and will not likely be finished until late in the evening. When the last cf the testimony In the case was given last night It was after a total of over 60 witnesses had been examined by .the two sides. For the state Si different people were called to testify while the defense summoned 29 to the stand. Many of these were recalled .some being on the stand several times. Not only has the trial consumed seven days of the circuit court with a multitude of wltcesses and the Jo rors, but is was &Im fought out at some length in the grand jury room before the trial ccmmenceQ. It i es timated by County Clerk Frank SaV in'g that the total expense of the case, Including the grand jury hearing, will be 11500 or more. . A Lawyers' Own est. Throughout the entire trial the case has been made imerstlng by the fact that four of the most prominent 'at torneys of the city have been using every effort to for their respec tive sides. For the state. District At torney Phelps and his partner, John McCourt, have fought hard to show Haaga's guilt and they have been given assistance by Attorney J." F. Shelton of Echo, though he has hot personally participated in the trial. For the defense Col. J. H. Raley and Judge James A. Fee have left no.th-- Ing undone that would be of benefit to their client. Today the climax cf the trial was produced during the arguments. ,Jn his opening talk for the prosecution John McCourt summarized tlie titi-" mony for the state and ought to show that Haaga was plainly the thief ;he is accused of being. Judge Fee, who fallowed McCoiirt." also went into the case very minute ly and held that no valid testimonv showing his client's guilt had been produced. He devottd much of his time to sarcastic shots at F. T. Georro and others who testified for the state. Argument Closed. It was 3 o'clock this afternoon . when Judge Fee closed his argument to the jury and scon afterwards CoL Raley began upon his argument. Dis trict Attorney Phelps will close the argument for the state and the case will not likely go to the jury until late tonight or tomorrow forenoon. Negro Snspt Arrested. Tacoma, Feb. 6. detectives her have arrested Hayilen Peoples, col ored, and charged him with the mur der of Henry Syford. of St. Joseph, Mo. A reward of 15000 is up for the arrest of Syford's munlcrer. - Many Rood Petitions. Today the county court has been busy with road petitions and bills. There are now 10 read petitions be fore the court' fcr the first reading. the viewers having made their re-. ports. The roads aro In the McKay, Cabbage hill, and Hermlston sections. Three fires iv Tcr'-land yesterday did damage to the amount of $10, 000. MANY ATTEMTTS TO WRJMH EXPRESS. Reno. Nev., Ftb. 6. At tempts to wreck the Nevada-California-Oregcn railroad ex press which runs between Likely. Nev., and Bono, have become so frequent that a re ward of $200 ht been offered for the capture cf perpetrators. On many occasions obstruc tions have been found on the track. Boulder are found on the track almot dully and re cently a heavy rail was found chained to the ties across the rails.