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EVEtlGEDITJOB EVF.HINGEDITIOII WEATHER REPORT. Cloudy tonight with posHlbly showers; to morrow fair and warmer. Take your store news to the people and the people will bring their patronage to your store. PENDLETON. OIIEUOK. TUESDAY, MAY 12. 1908. NO. (S2S0 VOL. 21. ATSIH weklv 1IX x- .... r y . CHI MOMENT 13 !T Success or Failure of Publicity Movement to Be Deter mined Tonight, PRESIDENT ALEXANDER PLEADS Wll ATTKX DANTE. Committee to Be- Named to Ihue Clwirge of Fund and to Conduct Bu rcuu Money Raising Cnnimlgii Will Be Started and Vigorously Irosecutd as Soon oh liana Can Ho Perfected President of Com mercial Clul Urges MciiiIhts and I'roiMTty Holders to AlU'iMl Meeting- Deeiarcs Gatlierlng Will lk' One of Most IniHrtaiit Ever Held in Pendleton. Now Is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the publicity movement and to do so attend the mass meeting to be held In the Com mercial association rooms this even ing. The meeting tonight will be the crucial period In the campaign for a publicity bureau and the success or failure of the movement will largely depend upon th attitude of property owners and business men tonight. At the meeting tonight a committee Is to be named to have charge of ti fund when raised and to have general charge of the publicity bureau when It Is formed. Just how the committee will be chosen Is not yet settled. It may be appointed directly by the president or elected by those present. As soon as the committee has been chosen active work of soliciting funds for the bureau will be taken up. However, It Is possible that the com mittee will first take several days In which to work out their plans before they start upon the money raising crusade. So no one need stay away tonight for fear that he will be called upon to donate on the spot. The following public letter was Is sued laset evening by R. Alexander, president of the Commercial associ ation: Alexander's Letter, rendleton. Ore.. May 11. 190S. To the Members of the Commercial Association. Property Holders and Business Men. Gentlemen: As previously an nounced, a meeting has been called for Tuesday at 8 p. m.. at the Com mercial club, for the purposo of dis cussing and collecting funds for the publicity campaign. The recent suc cessful meeting held by the real es tate men of the county was Indeed gratifying to mo as It must have been to you, and as these workers have shown by their enthusiasm their ear nest desire to aid us all, I sincerely trust that every man who has at heart the Interest of our. city and county will be present tomorrow evening. This meeting will be the most Im portant one that has taken place In the city of Pendleton as long as I can remember, and I cannot urge on you too strongly the necessity of your presence. Thanking you for your past co-operation and favors, Sincerely yours, R. ALEXANDRIA. Pres. Easy for Burns. London. May 1 2. Tommy Hums, the American -heavyweight, I going to pick up some easy money, the victim being none other than poor ohl Bosh ter Hill Squires of meteoric puslllstlo fame on the Pacific coast, who went down and out In a single punch Inst July 4th, when Burns met him at Colmn. Bill, however, has picked up a reputation In cockney land by beat ing Jim Roach In Jig time, recently, and will have a betting following. The purse will be $87,600 and Squires thinks well enough of his chances to bet $2500 on himself. Dragged by a Train. John Brown, an Austrian laborer, fell or waa thrown from a train near Tacoma Friday morning and was In stantly killed. He was dragged a quarter of a mile. The man had just been run out of Tacoma by the police. San Francisco, May 12. In the custody of Detective Sergeant Norman Fltzslmmons of the New York police department, R. W. Fullerton, son of a St. Louis millionaire, arrived in San Francisco today on the steamer Wat son. Fltislmmons holds a warrant on a charge preferred by Gladys Hobart of New York. Miss Hobart charges that Fullerton HI II JAPAN' FACING FINANCIAL CRISIS. Toklo, Japan, May 12. The finance bureau has called the leading Japanese financier Into a conference over the situation In the country. Though It Is denied that the national credit Is endangered. no attempt Is made to conceal the fact that business In fright- fully disorganized. Govern- ment bonds have dropped from 90 to 80. Capitalists blame the depression on the national pol- Icy of the government In taking over the railroads and other public utility concerns. H ELFIN WILL HE THIEl). Congressman Wlio Shot Boisterous Negro, Indicted. Washington, May 12. Congressman Thomas J. Helfln must stand trial for the shooting of Thomas Lundy, a ne gro, and Thomas McCreary, while riding In a street car several weeks ago. Helfln became annoyed by the ac tions of the negro, who was boister ous and upbraided him, whereupon Lundy, according to Helfln, became more noisy. After a few angry words the congressman threw the negro out of the car and then shot him with a revolver. One bullet struck Lundy and the other flying wild, struck Mc Creary, who was standing on a street corner. Dili Not a Candidate. Chicago, May 12. William D. Hay wood has announced that he will not allow his name to go before the so cialist convention as a candidate for the presidential nomination. This leaves the field clear for Debs. L SUSPECT FORCED TO GIVE HORRIBLE DETAILS Tells. How Bloody Conspirators Plan ned to Make Way With Fellow Sol dier in Orderjo Get His Money Suspects Pitted Again Each Oth er Guilty Man Bursts Into Tears Wlille Confessing. Port Townsend, Wash., May 12. By pitting the suspects against each other a confession was forced from Private Holt today in the murder of Bandman Johnson last Friday night. By telling Holt that his compan ions in arrest had confessed, Holt fi nally broke down and gave the offi cers all the details of the murder. Holt narrated the manner in which an agreement was settled between Holt, McKnlght and Private Garber to do away with Johnson and secure his money. ; 4! Holt made his confession to Captain Harry Newton; of the 26th infantry and broke into tears while doing so. McKnlght stoutly denies any con nection with the crime. The force of guards about the pris on has been doubled to prevent any attempt to carry out the sentiment ex pressed that Holt should be lynched. Victim of Spotted Fever. The second victim of spotted fever this spring nt Missoula, Mont., was burled there Thursday. He was Mil ton Savage of Victor. The other vic tim was William Chenoweth of Lolo, who was burled a few days ago. Dr. Ulcketts the spoiled fever expert from Washington, D. C, made an investi gation in both cases. May Abolish Chain Gang. The Tacoma city chain gang will soon be a think of the past. Coun cilman Rltter Wllkeson is heading a movement .for the substitution of a rock crushing plant, similar to that In use in Portland. Wllkeson and other councllmen declare the chain gang a relic of barbarism. Doggctt Arrested. Jeff Doggett, the divorced husband of Mrs. Aldrlch, who was murdered near Walla Walla a short time ago, has been arrested at his parents' home In Sprague. It Is claimed he Is want ed as a witness in the case. wronged her under promise of mar riage, September 25, 1906, on the yacht Trent. Fullerton denies the sensational story that he had been kidnapped by New York police to get him out of the state and In the jurisdiction of New York Sfflcers and shows extra dition papers signed by both Hughes and Governor Mead. Fullerton applied for writ of hab eas corpus at noon today. 1 1 SERIOUS PAWNBROKERS Portland Seems to Be Infested With Organized Gang of Thieves. t IN.M ItlL'S RECEIVED BY VICTIMS MAY HE FATAL. Both lenders of Money Arc in Pre carious Condition ami Can Give No Information One Susct Under Arrest One Crime Committed Ijist Night, the Oilier litis Morning Men Found 1'iwonsclous In Their SIkis, Terribly Wounded Bloody Gas PIm Found, Showing WeaMn I'sed In One Instance Martin Not Cmiicled With Present Gang c Thugs. Portland, May 12. Two assaults on pawnbrokers, both of which may re sult fatally, have occurred within the last 12 hours. The latest was reported to the po lice at 11:30 this morning when the unconscious form of H. Newman, a Couch street pawnbroker, was found lying In his shop with a deep gash In his skull and two cuts across the face. The weapon used by the murderer was a length of gas pipe which w-as found later. Newman Is still unable to tell the police what occurred in the store. He Is unable to give the police any de scription of his assailant. Max Hermann, the pawnbroker who was attacked and beaten Mon day evening, 1st still at St. Vincent's hospital. The doctors fear his skull may have been fractured. C. W. Wagner, th man arrested on suspicion of complicity in the Her mann assault, is still In prison. He will be examined this afternoon. . The police now believe that there Is an organized gang of pawnshop thieves working In Portland. At this time they do not connect Martin, the accused murderer of Paw nbroker Na than Wolff, with any connection with these thugs. EXCURSION FOR SAILORS. Blue Jackets Dinuv With Social Stars Tonight. San Francisco, May 12. Excursions were the principal thing on the pro gram today for visitors and fleet guests. Under the auspices or me an just Chamber of Commerce 300 officers paid a visit to the metropolis of the Santa Clara valley. Five hundred went over to Valle Jo. where they were entertained by a banquet. This afternoon the Inter-squadron cutter race takes place on the bay, and tonight the first great social func tion takes place, when 2500 men will dance with socially the finest in the . a iittto 'iikit chosen by lot will lead the grand march with , the ranking lady present. Grange for Equal Suffrage. Eugene. May 12. State grange con vontinn todav Dassed a resolution fa voring equal suffrage, after listening to the address of xAbgil Scott Dunl- wav. The principal work of the con vention was In perfecting the organiz ation for regular work. Mayor J. 1 Matlock welcomed the delegates. ALASKAN WHEAT YIELDS WELL. Idaho Muu (iels 200-Fold Returns From Seed Sown. A correspondent at Julletta, Idaho, writing to the Lewiston Tribune con cerning the new Alaskan wheat grown there, says: Farmers In this section are much in terested In the development of the Alaska wheat. The experience of A. Adams with the wheat has been most successful and his total crop this year Is for sale for seed. Of the propagation of wheat and the heavy yields he says: Some three years ago I procured one head of wheat with which I have been experimenting. I sowed the one head in the fall of 1904 and in the summer of 1905 harvested seven pounds. Sowed the seven pounds in the spring of 1906 and harvested 1, 545 pounds that fall. Sowed that In the fall of same year but last year's crop was mostly de stroyed by tho heavy snow fall In the winter and by a hall storm In July, but saved enough to sow a number of hundred acres this fall and spring for a crop In 1908. I raised over 200 times the amount of seed sown every crop not destroyed by storms. Recently the city council of Top penlsh, Wash., passed an ordinance making Toppenlsh a wide open town. The mayor has vetoed the ordinance and the better part of the citizens are said to commend him for the act. WORE 11 or MURDESED Mill Damaging Evidence Against Edward H, Martin in Wolff Murder Case, WIFE AND DAUGHTER IDENTIFY THE GARMENT. Clcik Who Sold it to the Collateral Banker Also Identifies it Was Wrii by Pawnbroker on the Day He Was Killed and .Martin Had It on When Arrested Feu Days Iater Accused Man Maintains Stoical Air of Indifference Says He Bought it of Peddler Four Mouths Ago. Portland, May 12. Direct evidence of the most damaging character has been secured for the state by local detectives against Edward Hugh Mar tin, the ex-army officer, accused of the murder of the collateral banker, Nathan Wolff. The overcoat worn by Martin at the time he was arrested and taken to the city prison has been Identified as belonging to the dead pawnbroker. It was worn by Wolff on the day he was murdered. This Is testified to by Mrs. Nathan Wolff and her 11-year-old daughter Alice. Edward E. Eubanks, a clerk In a local clothing store. Identified the coat as QjUe he sold Wolff several months ago. He declares he remembers It particularly as It was a special order. Martin still preserves his stoical air of indifference. When confronted with this latest phase in his case he merely offered his own explanation of his ownership of the coat. "I bought It from a peddler in front of the Portland hotel four months ago," he said. . "I can prove this fact." FIRE CHIEF AT TOXAPAH IX TROUBLE Citizens Charge Htm With Aiding Blade's Destruction. Tonopah, Nev.,' May 12 Bitter feeling has been aroused against Fire Chief MeKenzie by his alleged bellig erent actions during the progress of a fire which Monday night destroyed a $150,000 block of business houses. Three citizens, W. Grimes, Mc Guire and Murphy, charge McKenzle struck them and refused to allow vol unteers totake the. fire fighting ap paratus to the fire until he had dress ed. They lay the destruction of the block to the chief's action as they as sert the blaze could have easily been subdued at the start. As It was it took the department 20 minutes to move 200 feet down the hill. The fire burned two hours. Other witnesses declare the chief cut a rope with which the volunteers were pull hose over the buildings. D. B. Gillies, president of the Ton opah Extension club, declares McKen zle tried to stab him during the fire. To Reclaim Swamps. Washington, May 12. Annual meeting of the national drainage con. gress begins today wth a large at tendance. The subject of dranage will be an important one for consideration at the White House conference of governors and the two meetings will cooperate In the reclamation of swamp lands. Tillman to Euroc. Washington, May 12. Threatened wfth paralysis, Senator Tillman will sail for Europe with his family Thursday In the hope of relief. R. Forster Is III. Robert Forster, proprietor of the Pendleton planing mill, is ill at his home on East Alta street. Hear Thonison Case. Judge Snell of the Pierce county, Wash., superior court has set May 18 as the time for the hearing of the In sanity case of Chester Thompson, the young slayer of Judge G. Meade Em ory In Seattle. Epidemic of Measles. Upwards of 100 children are said to be suffering from measles In Cle El um, Wash. There are also several cases of scarlet fevet and diphtheria. Tacoma's Population. According to the estimate made by the Polk directory publishers, Taco ma has a population of between 112, 000 and 115,000. Two young men borrowed an auto mobile without asking the owners of the machine In Seattle the other day. They then found a couple of girls and started out for a ride, which ended by the machine plunging over a 75 foot embankment Into the sound. The girls were fatally Injured and the boys seriously. VENZIELA TOWN IS CITY OF DEATH. Wilemstad, May 12. La Guayra, Venezuela, Is a city of death. A plague I spreading there. Alone, unaided, the populace Is making a desperate fight, but with little success. They are cut off ly quarantine with a sea and land patrol. Busl- ness Is suspended, stores are closed and no one comes out except upon compulsory busl- ness. The La Guayra railroad has ceased operations. MANY HOYS ESCAPE FROM STATE REFORM SCHOOL System Introduced by New Officer at Washington Institution Is Respon sible. Centralla, May 11. Despite the ef forts of Superintendent Thompson to hide the facts It has been ascertained that 17 boys have escaped from the state training school at Chehalls, be tween April 7 and May 1 of this year. Of this number only a few have been recaptured. Six of these boys escap ed during the last week or 10 days of April. The cause of the trouble seems to be the installation of new rules and Ideas by a new detail officeh, who Is a re cent arrival from Kansas City. It appears that Superintendent Thomp son accepted these Ideas, not dream ing that the result would be so disas trous as it has become. There have been no breaks for lib erty among the girls; but owing to the absence of Mrs. Ella Stair, who has left for a two weeks' vacation In Olympla, It Is feared that attempts will be made in the girls' ward. BODY IX R FIN'S IS IDENTIFIED BY RIXGS. Xo Longer Seems to Be Any Doubt Arch Fiend Finally Met Her Equal Rings Were Inilcddcd in Flesh and Were Not Noticed at First Ex amination One Gold Band Form erly Belonged to Her Second Hus lwnd. La Porte, Ind., May 12. The most convincing evidence so far discovered shows that the body of the woman found In the ashes of the Gunness home was that of Mrs. Belle Gunness, who had a private burying grounl near her back door, was revealed to day when Dr. J. H. Meyers, the cor oner's physician, found three rings oh one of the hands of the corpse. One plain gold band bore the in scription, "P. G. to J. S., Aug. 2, "94." It Is thought that "P. G." was Phillip Gunness, Mrs. Gunness' second hus band. Inside the second ring, set with a diamond, wae inscribed, "H. S. to J. S, 3-5, '95." The third was not In scribed. Several people declare these to be the rings worn by Mrs. Gunness. The rings had sunk into the flesh of the hand and were not noticed at the first examination of the body. M ESSEXGEll ASSAULTED : CAR LOOTED. Seattle. May 12. Two holdup men assaulted Express Messen- ger Joseph E. Arrine on the Great Northern and Seattle- Vancouver train between Bal- lard and Seattle at 8:30 this t morning. They looted the ex- press and mall, left the mes- sender unconscious and escaped t before the train pulled into Bal- lard where the crime was dis e covered. The robbery was planned with great care and the thugs got away with at least $6000. As they had fully an hour's start their escape Is probable. Perrine bound and gagged, was found bv trainmen unconscious In his car a half mile from Bal- lard. He has two deep cuts in the head. William Blakeley, former sheriff of the county and also ex-member of the legislature, Is being urged as an In dependent candidate for representa tive and a petition for his nomination li now being circulated. Whether or not Mr. Blakeley will accept the nom ination and make the race against L. L. Mann, republican candidate and statement No. 2 man, is not known. IS m WILLIAM ETLAKELET if US CANDIDATE i (Till III PIELCOME Tiff Farmer's Demonstration in Pendleton on Wednesday Evening May 13. WILL BE RUX UNDER ' AUSPICES O. R. & N. Lectures by O. A. C. Experts for Two Hours Wednesday Evening from 4 to 6 p. m. Farmers Urged to At tend tle Lectures Specially Equip lcd Demonstration Cur Prepared by tlie O. R. & X. for the Course of Lectures. On Wednesday morning, May Ur the first farmers' demonstration train ever run in eastern Oregon will cross the border into Umatilla county and will spend tomorrow and Thursday la the county. The train is being run under th auspices of the freight department of the O. R. & N. and Is accompanied by lecturers from Oregon agricultural college who lecture on advanced .the ories of farming and who are doing, an immense amount of good In their tour. The train was run through . Sher mun and Gilliam counties yesterday and today Is visiting Morrow county points, including Heppner, lone, Lex ington, Clem and Condon ad tomorrow morning will cross the line Into Uma tilla county after making a stop at Irrigon. The Itinerary of the train in Uma tilla county Is as follows and farmers at every point are urged to attend ths lectures and greet the train In th spirit in which it is run: Wednesday, May 13. Arr. Irrigon 8:15 a. m., rem. 1 hour Arr. Hermlston 9:45 a. m., rem. 1 nr. Arr. Echo 11:15 a. m., remain 1 hour Arr Pilot? Rock 2:15 p. m., rem. 1 nr. Arr. Pendleton 4:00 p m., rem. 2 hra, Thursday, May 14. Arr. Milton 9 a. m., remain 1 hour Arr. Weston 10:45 a. m., rem. 1 hour Arr. Athena 1:15 p. m., remain 1 hr. Arr. Adams 2:45 p. m., remain 1 hour. At Pendleton Tomorrow Night. The train will reach this city to morrow arieinoon at 4 o'clock and the lectures will be given from 4 to 6 in the specially equipped demonstration car and every farmer of this vicinity is urged to attend the lectures. The O. R. & N. company has equipped the train and Is running it at great ex pense and the people will receive the benefits. The committee in charge of the lo cal arrangements Is composed of the following members of Pendleton Com mercial association: Dr. I. U. Tem ple, Judge S. A. Lowell. Will Moore, . Dr. M. S. Kern. G. W. Bradley. M. A. . Rader, D. B. Costuma and R. H. Wilcox. However, the professors ac companying the train have requested' that no elaborate program for their entertainment be prepared and their stay in the city will not be marked by any demonstration. The party will remain over night here tomorrow night and will go to Milton early Thursday morning to be gin the return trip down the Walla Walla branch during the day. Those who will accompany the train In the capacity of lecturers will be as follows, aside from O. R. & N. officials: Dr. James Withycombe, director experiment station. Professor C. I. Lewis, horticultur ist. Professor C. E. Bradley, chemist. Professor H. D. Scudder, agrono . mist. The principal subjects to be dis- cussed are: Summer fallow, horticulture, anl mal husbandry, "chemistry of the soil, rotation of crops, general cultural : methods. Telephone War Ends. Butte. Mont., May 12. The strike of the linemen and operators of the Rocky Mountain Belle Telephone company was called off today on a referendum vote taken by the electri cal workers union. An agreement was reached by compromise to end the strike and It means an end of the telephone war In Utah, Idaho and Wyoming. But according to those who wish to see him run, there Is a strong senti ment all over the county in favor of. his re-election to the legislature. J. N. Scott, Independent candidate for Joint representative. Is no in Morrow county and has issued a chal lenge to T. J. Mahoney, his opponent, to debate with him throughout tin two counties the suhject of statement No. 1.