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niGEDiTion WEATHER. REPORT. Fair tonight; Thursday fair and warmer. PENDLETON, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MAY 27. 1908. NO. 6292 VOL. 21. """'j mnmiiia patronaje to your stor. F Federal Grand Jury Turning Search Light on Acts of Prominent Pendleton' Men, ATTORNEY JOHN MTOl'M IS PRESENTING EVIDENCE. Twenty-Tlirco Moi From All Ports of Uie Stuto Culled I'lMUk to JudtfO of the Probability of Guilt or Iiuio cence of J. II. Haley, W. J. Furnish, AVUllaui Slivdier, Tom Thompson, Frank Curl ami K. P. Murhull Alleged Tiul Colonel Haley Receiv ed Valuable Advance Information From WaHlUiigion by Wire. According to the following from the . Portland Oregonlan, the Investigation Of the alleged land frauds In Umatilla county la now on In dead earnest: A federal grand Jury f 23 member wag selected In the United Stutes court yesterday and Immediately began the consideration of evidence eonuected with land frauds alleged to have been perpetrated In Umatilla county. United States District Attorney Mc Court, assisted by his deputy, Walter H. Evans, has charge of the Jury and Is personally presenting the evidence of the alleged frauds. Subpoenas have been Issued for 118 witnesses, consisting principally of res idents of Umatilla county, and It la expected that fully 1 days will be re quired properly to present all of the evidence before the members of the Jury. , The alleged frauds consist of the unlawful acquisition of about 25,908 acres of unallotted lands that original ly comprised a part of the Umatilla Indian reservation. The lands Involv ed are located In townships 32 to 36, inclusive, south, of ranges 1 and 1 east. It Is reported the evidence that will be presented to the Jury' will Implicate BfVeral prominent cltlr.ens of Umatilla coiTnty, Including J. H. Raley, V. J. Furnish, William Siusher, T. T. Thompson, E. P. Marshall and Frank Curl. If the legislation by congress. by which the seizure of these lands was expedited, is allowed to figure In the case, it Is rumored that Senator Fulton may be connected with the al leged frauds In that he Is reported to have assisted In the enactment of dif ferent measures In congress for the furtherance of the scheme. Haley's Mcwtigw From Blngcr Her nia nn. It Is also understood that the gov ernment officials are In possession of a telegram that was sent by Binger Hermann, from Washington, to J. H. Haley at Pendleton, In 1906, apprising Ralcy of the time when the unsold portions of the Indian lands would be thrown 'open to settlement without reservation as to acreage, residence or settlement. With this advance In formation It Is alleged Haley was en abled to make prior filings at the La Grande land office on the great bulk of the land to the exclusion of bona fide settlers. The Grand Jury. The grand Jury la composed of the following: J. W. Pugh (foreman), Shedd, Linn county. C. IT. Southern, Bond, Wnsco county-John J. Howley, Dayton, Yamhill county. Ira B. Sturglss, Baker City, Baker county. Jesse Severn, Junction City, Lane county. H. O. Nicholson, Medford, Jackson county. Gus P, Kellern, Portland. J. W. Lytle, Island City, Union county. S. M. Kelly, Hoseburg, Douglas county. W. O. Zelgler, Eugene, Lane county. W, H. Grabenhorst, Salem, Marlon county. H. S. Furman, Eugene, Lane coun ty. N. Easterbrook, Portland. William M. Daniels, Portland. W. A. Alcorn, Llnnton, Multnomah county. DI8ASTER FOLLOWS ON DISASTER, i Oklahoma City, May 27. Four were killed and many In jured by a tornado 'that swept Alva, Okla., this morning. The property damage Is heavy. The houses were swept off their foundations by the twister. The course was mainly through the sparsely settled country. Alva Is the only town reported damag ed. The country was recently devastated by floods. ALLEGED IDS BEING PHt t AUTO 'AILS TO ' BEAT THE TRAIN. . Medford, Ore., May 27. Fer- nsndo Nelson's party arrived here at 7:40 this morning and left for Portland at 8:36. They expect to arrive In Portland at 10:30 this evening. Considerable time was lost on account 'of a 40 mile stretch or bare rock road In the Pitt river country. At Slssons the machine got lost on a lumber road and went 69 miles out of the way. Nelosn Is confident he will be able to make schedule time on a second trip when he knows the road. Frank Campo, Barlow, Clackamas county. G. W. Gage, Dlllard, Douglas county. William F. Gllkey, Dayton, Yamhill county. William Cornelius, Walton, Lane county. B. C Holt, Harrlsburg, Linn coun ty. John M. Bristol, Portland. L. Q. Bower, 6llverton, Marlon county. Nathan Harwood, Eugene, Lane county. ROCKEFELLER A SON OF THE SOIL, HE SAYS John I). Kays It Is Woman's Own Fault If She Wirks. Pocantlco Hills, N. Y., May 27. Rockefeller announced this morning that he Is a real son of the soil and doesn't care who knows It. He point ed to a mansion nearby and said he shoveled mortar and carried bricks to the top when it "was under construe' tlon. He denied they were gold bricks. He said It Is woman's fault If she works. There are exceptions, but at the moBt she can become a house keeper if she can make up her mind soon enough. OUTLAWS START OCT to iton wiioij; town Oakland, Oregon, Vlshed by Defsper ate Hand of Burglars Intermixed hy Marshal After Ttiey Had Holt bed Portofflce, Hardware Store and Furniture Stone and Were Starting in on Furniture Store Return tle Compliment When Marshal lieckley 0ens 11m. Oakland, Or., May 27. City Marshal John Beckley, was wounded in the shoulder by bandits who last night attempted to steal all the city's cash. The men had stolen stamps from the postofflce, looted a hardware store of guns and were rifling the till of a furniture store when Interrupt ed by Beckley. The men ran, but when the officer fired, they turned and poured a fusl lade at him, one bullet taking efect, effectually ending the pursuit. Nordlca at Boise. Boise, Idaho, May 2. After a three days' mysterious visit here, Mine, Nordlca, the great singer, who is trav eling under the name of Mrs. Morton, left for Payette lakes today. She was accompanied by Colonel Maghce, a family friend, who denies the rumor that she is here seeking,, a divorce. Her husband owns a sheep ranch near Klamnth Falls, Ore. Kansas City, May 27. John Willis Baer, president of the Occidental college, Los Angeles, in a statement to the Presbyterian general assembly today declared the yellow press had more to do with calling the fleet to the Pacific than "anything else. He said the work of the members of the Japanese and Korea exclusion league was un-American and un-Christlan. 'Frisco to Pes Moines on a Bicycle. San Francisco, May 27. A. R. Hull started for Des Moines on a bicycle this morning. He Is not after speed, but will learn the country between here and Iowa. He carries a compact camp kit. He will visit Ogden, Den- r, Cheyenne and Omaha, Cotton Reports. Washington, May 27. Reports on estimated acreaee and condition of the cotton crop are coming to the ag ricultural department from all over the south and a nesume of the data collected will be mado public a week from tomorrow. Anotlier IleircM Victim. Washington, May 27. -Duke D'Al- bea Is coming to AmcVIca to shoot big game, he says, but it If believed that when he arrives his engagement to Mathllde Townsend, an heiress, will be announced. The Spaniard Is young, handsome and rich. DUTLIS 51TT0 DOB WHOLE TOWN HUE LIKS IB TIE PIE Attempt to Smugg'e Chhe.e Into This Country Results in Their Death, CRATED IN MEXICO AND EXPRESSED TO NEW YORK. .Men An; Demi When Tlicy Arrive ut Dcstiiuitlon Gigantic Smuggling Plot Inearthed on Mexican Border Secret Leak Out From Message Sent by Receiving Chinese to Friends In El Puho Interpreter Overlie!- it Read and Notifies Au thorities Official Are Now Search lug for Uie Participant. Washington, May 27. Twelve Chi nese lives Is the price paid by smug glers experimenting with scheme for the evasion of the immigration laws. The government had discovered a dozen orientals who attempted to en ter this country by having themselves crated and expressed to New York, weer dead upon their arrival. Acting Commissioner of Immigration Lamed admitted this morning that a gigantic smuggling plot had been unearthed on the Texas border. Inspector Babcock has gone to New York, hunting Quong Dou Yen, who received the corpses from the express company. ' A telegram from Quong to friends at El Paso revealed the plot. Interpreter Flng Ming, over board, the message read, Informed the government officials, who notified Washington. It l believed the smugglers crated the men on the Mexican side of the line, hauled them across the river and expressed them from this side. Cremating a Wha'A. Waldport, Ore., May 27. A huge bonfire has been burning In the front yard of W. F. Keardey here for the past three days. A huge whale, 78 feet long, drifted on tho beach in front of his house last week. The odor was terrible. He couldn't move the carcas and Is now burning It with driftwood. Thirty feet are gone and he hopes to destroy It by the end of the week. Police Officer Acquitted. Chicago, May 27. John Collins, police chief, and Frank Comeford, police attorney under Mayor Dunne's administration, were acquitted on the charge of using their 'Offices for po litical purposes in Dunne's campaign for reelection. Immediately after Busse's election the men were indict ed. ' Shoots Despoller of Home, San Francisco, May 26. Dominico Caselln, a restauranteur, was arrested for firing four shots at Rasselo Barell whom he found In his home when he returned unexpectedly this morning. Casselo swears he has long suspected Ttarello ns a rival for Mrs. Casselo's affections. Imile All Parties. Washington, May 2". Leaders, of the republican, democratic, prohibi tion, soclallst'nnd populist parties have been Invited to address the National Progressive convention of colored people of Dayton, O., next month. Cnrrignn QulM Raring. New Y'ork, May 27. Tired of tho imti-raclng agitation, Edward Corrl gan, the famous master of Hawthorne, announces he will sell his thorough breds and quit the game. Dynamite Gets Three. Seatle, May 27. Three men were killed with dynamite, 30 miles from North Bend, Wash. The deputy cor oner has gone to Investigate. It Is supposed they are railroad workmen. For those who wish to help In hon oring the memory of Pendleton's sol dier dead a subscription has been started for the purpose of raising money with which to purchase flow ers and those Interested are asked to add their names to the list by tomor row night. The subscription was started a week or more ago by Leon Cohen and D. B. Costuma, and It Isow being circulat ed by members of company L. The members of the company have sub scribed $10 towards the fund and the entire company will be ordered out to participate In the service next Sunday morning. This afternoon the flower subscrip tion paper waa circulated to some ex tent and It is now at the Fraser book OPPORTUNITY TO HONOR SOLDIER DEAD BE Three Houses Belonging to . Former Supervisor Gal lagher Blown Up. POLICE ALLEGE THEY ILWE EVIDENCE OF PLOT Officers Declure They Will Expose Crime of Suprlslng Character Laid By Enemies of Mun Wlio Turned State's Evidence n Recent Graft Prosecutions in San Francisco Second Attack on tlie Man, Resi dence Having Been Dynamited In Airll Watchman Was Sitting in Too Shed When Explosion Occur red. . Oaklond, Calif. j May 27. Arrests are expected today as a result of the dynamiting of the three unoccupied houses owned by former Supervisor Gallagher, who turned state's evi dence In the fraft trials, last night. It is Intimated that the police have Information that may lead to the ex posure of a plot of surprising char acter, laid against Gallagher by his enemies. ' The explosion last night was the second attack on Gallaghers, his res idence being wrecked with dynamite, April 22. The police have a description of a suspect whom they expect to capture with little trouble. Frank McVaughan, the watchman, was sitting in a tool shed when the explosion occurred. He says he made an inspection ten minutes before the explosion and saw nothing suspicious, Gallagher had a deal pending to sell the houses today for $25,000. JAPS ERECT MONUMENT TO BRAVE OPPONENTS Toklo, May 27. General Baron No gl was designated today as the chief official to be present at the unveiling of the Uussian memorial monument at Port Arthur. It was erected by the Japanese as a tribute to the gallant Russian defenders during the siege. NORTH CAROLINA IS DRY'. Hulrlgli, N. C, May 27. After Jan unry next year, there will be no liquor manufactured or sold In this state, The prohibitionist won the election hy 40,000 majority. Missouri Pen Pushers. Excelsior Springs, Mo., May 27. Editors and publishers of daily and weekly newspapers In cities and towns all over the state are present at the annual meeting of the Missouri Press association, which convened here to day. Opium Conference. Washington, May 27. It was an nounced today that this government will be represented at the Internutlon al conference on the suppression of the opium traffic in Shanghai, China early In 1909 . Bluck ami Yellow Perils. Washington. May 26. U. P. Sladen of Texas, severely arraigned the Pa cific coast 'for advocating the educa tion of four Filipinos at West Point. He says we should Ignore the "yellow peril" and see the "black peril." Meet Goes to Tncoma. Seattle, Wash., May 27. The bat tleship fleet sailed for Tacoma this morning In single formation. All the men on shore were ordered to the ships at 1 o'clock this morning. Wheeler for President. Modesto. Cal., May 27. Fred W. Wheeler of Los Angeles, will be Cal ifornia's candidate for the prohibition nomination for president. store. Those who wish to subscribe are asked to give their subscriptions to Mr. Frasler between this time and tomorrow evening. The fund being raised is for the purchase of flowers from Portland and local people are also asked to contribute all the flowers possible. The" O. A. R. members have arranged to have the floral offerings left at the Rader furniture store and they will be taken from that place to the cemetery Sunday morning. Up to this time the exact time for the -service Sunday has not been de cided upon but the procession will probably leave the city for the ceme tery at 10 o'clock Sunday morning. As Sunday will be observed as Dec oration day this year It Is the desire to av as many as possible attend. ENGINEER DIES WITH HAND ON THE THROTTLE Chicago, May 27. For miles the Chicago-Frisco flyer Q" 'fye C. M. & St. Paul, b6 M along, breaking speed re. last night, with a dead engh at the throttle. ' Aged Albert Cauvln's life ha j departed while the man was a. his post. The fireman was un- aware of It until the train dash- ed across a dangerous maze of tracks at Byron, 111., with un- abated speed. He stopped the train Just In time to save the lives of the passenger.s Fl'NSTON SAYS BUWALDA IS LUCKY MAN. Soldier Who Got Three Years In Pris on for Slinking Hands With Emma Goldman Might Have Been Given 15. Portland, Ore., May 27. "Private Buwalda is fortunate he did not have to serve 15 years In prison,' said Gen eral Funsfon this morning In speak ing of the private In company A of the United States engineers, who was sentenced to three years In prison for shaking hands with Emma Goldman. Ounston Is en route to Idaho on onal business. "I felt sorry for the man," he con tinued, "but I did all I could when I reduced the penalty to three years. Miss Goldman Is a dangerous woman, her Influence with weak people being especially bad. She caused Buwalda to commit the worst crime an Ameri can soldier could." Emma Defends Buwalda. Portland, Ore., May 27. "General Funston Is a good, upright citizen. He goes" to church on Sunday and spends the rest of the week planning' the best way to kill men." declared Em ma Goldman last flight. The woman anarchist defended Private Buwalda, who was Jailed for shaking hands with her, saying he simply congratu lated her on the way she presented her arguments.. I GETS $170 FOR WORTHLESS PAPER AT FIRST NATIONAL, Louis Mettle Tries to Overdo a Good Tiling and Is Detected Attempting to Pass Second Bogus Clieck for $150 at Clothing Store He Comes to Grief Boards Train for the East, But Is Taken Off at La Grande. Passing a bogus check for J 170 on the First National bank, Louis Mettle, a young man of 18, bought a ticket for Detroit, Mich., last evening, but Is now under arrest at La Grande charg ed with a crime that seemingly means the penitentiary for him. The circumstances surrounding the bogus work done by Y'oung Mettle are so peculiar that he Is almost entitled to rank as the smoothest forger that ever operated in the city. Yesterday afternoon the young man appeared at the First National bank .with a check for $170, drawn in favor of himself and signed by E. B. Gam ble. The check was taken by J. T. Lamblrth, acting teller, and the signa ture was so close to that of the real Mr. Gamble, who has an account in the bank, that the forgery was not de tected at once. Throws Off Suspicion. But before the check was taken the young man was questioned closely and he made a showing that disarmed the bank people of any suspicion. A little later In the afternoon Met tle passed another check for $150 up on P. Moses, of the Workingmen'a clothing store. The check given him was signed with the name of F. B. Chapman. However, before giving the young man the money on the check, Mr. Moses took the check to the bank for verification. It was then discovered that he was a swindler and the officers were notified of the case. Leaves for the East. In the meantime Mettle had pur chased a ticket for Detroit and left on train No. 2 last evening. Messa ges were then hastily sent out from the sheriffs office asking the officers t La Grande to apprehend Mettle, and the conductor of No. 2 was also notified. On the arrival of the train n La Grande last evening the lad was arrested without difficulty and he Is now awaiting an officer from this place. Sheriff Taylor will go over after him this evening. The Spokane, Portland & Seattle railway has filed a mortgage In Port land In favor of the Central Trust company of New York, to cover a bond Issue of not to exceed $100,000, 000. The money Is to be used in con struction and equipment of the road and the mortgage covers all the prop erty owned by the company between Portland and Spokane. IKES HUNDREDS SEE DATES OPENED . Six Coaches Carry Pendleton Peopleto Hermiston to Wit- v J ness Formal Upening. WEATHER GOOD AND EXCURSION IS SUCCESS Enthusiastic Croud Headed by Eagle Band Goes Down from Pendleton to Participate in Great Event for West End of County Candidates Con spicuous hy Their Large Numbers H. M. Cake, Candidate for United States Senatoq, in the Party Con ditions for Day Could Not nave Been Better. With six coaches filled with rep resentative local people and the band, Pendleton went down to see the for mal opening of the East Umatilla pro ject today and to celebrate with th west end over that event. It was an enthusiastic crowd that gathered at the depA at 8 o'clock this morning. It comprised the lead ing business and profesional men of the city, numerous ladies and many candidates. Aside from the local of ficeseekers, a conspicuous figure waa that of H. M. Cake, candidate for senator. ' With the bright weather prevailing this morning everything indicated a pleasant day arid It is doubtful If conditions could have been better for the opening of the project SOLDIER SAILORS RISK LIVES IN TARGET PRACTICE. Stay on Board Ship While Comrades Fire Broadsides Into Her Hull. Thimble Shoal, in Lower Chesa peake. Bay (by wireless to Fortress Monroe, May 27. Disregarding the danger and apparently .anxious to ex perience open war at sea, Comman der Quimby, Lieutenant Taussig and 20 men remained on the Monitor Flor ida today while 12-Inch shells were hurled at the ship from the guns of the monitor Arkansas, anchored 300 yards off, with the broadside battery in full play on the target ship. The plans were suddenly changed, this morning when Qutmby and the men volunteered to remain on the Florida. They did not take their place In the turets, where it would be necessary to manipulate the guns In case of firing, but remained Just behind the turrets while the projectiles were flying. They were severely jolted whenever the projectiles struck Harry Denbaugh, commander of the Arkansas, says the first shot fired at the screen target over the Florida pierced the center. Then the firing on the ship began, the shells hammering the plates. The glasses failed to show that the Florida was crippled by the bombard ment, but experts say the projectiles are having a terrific affect No sig nal of distress has been seen from the men aboard the FlorMa, the men showing no signs of being sorry for their daredevil experience. After the bombardment of the hull the guns were turned against the ex perimental mast aft of the Florida's two turret's, where dummies had been placed. Dummies were also placed on the main turret to show the effect of the heavy shells. The shots took quick effect on the mast. Tho men in the turrets would have been killed the second shot. Rear Admiral Dies. Washington, May 27. The navy de partment received the announcement of the death of Rear Admiral Schuy ler Crownshield, former chief "of the bureau of navigation. He died at the Philadelphia Episcopal hospital. He was relieved March 30, 1903, on his own application after 40 years In the navy. Cleveland Strike Ends. Cleveland, O., May 27. Three hun dred striking carmen returned to work this morning, the service rapidly be coming normal. Strikers who remain ed out ,say the company Is badly crip, pled, and have not given up hope of winning. SEVENTEEN SAILORS DIE IN MID OCEAN. Gloucester, Mass, May 27. Seventen sailors of the schoon er Fame lost their lives today In a coll'on between the Fame and the steamer Boston of the Dominion Atlantic line, off the Massachusetts coast The Fame was run down by the steamer and It was due to the suddenness that only six of the schooner's crew were saved. : ) 1 1 "V: .