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L PENDLETON, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 28. 1908. NO. 6293 VOL. 21. EV0IINGEDITION v ' ' , ' " MNGED1T10II I I fffvSySV i&tt ( iWTO2SM -is: sots p..r io,ht. muy 1 lvy'0g--r VX ) daily V $yvA x fe T 2-. p.i. showers and cooler. J " i ' '. i ........ wmY yy7VVTCrjLMjrMW 1 ."" ' 1 ' " ' .i '' . .. 1 .i.i SHEEPSKINS FOB SIXTEEN TONIGHT Annual Commencement Exer cises of High School at M. E. Church. HOMER I. AXGEIj TO DELIVER ADDRESS Valedictory by Irene 111111x7 ami Sa lutatory by Orvllle W. Reeves Dr. C. J. Smith Will ITottcnt Diploma Class Day Exercises Held Last Night Church Filled With Friends and Relatives Every Senior Takes Partr Orations Carefully Prepared and Well Rendered Epitaph and Fropliccy Appreciated. At the Methodist church tonight will be held the annuul commence ment exercises of the Pendleton high school and a class of 16 will be given diplomas. The program will com mence at 8:15 and owing to the large number in the graduating cluss and the general popularity of the high school the big church will be crowd ed for the occasion. On the progrum tonight the grad uates will be represented by Orvllle O. Reeves, salutatorlan, and by Miss Irene Rlppey, the vale'etorlan of the class. The commencement address will be by Homer D. Angel, a young attorney of Portland and a graduate of the uni versity of Oregon. At the conclu sion of the program the diplomas will be presented by Dr. C. J. Smith, president of the school board. Tho Cla Program. With a splendid class day program at the Methodist church last night the seniors of the high school made their lost appearances as such and to night they will be the graduating class of 1908. For the class day affair the big church whb filled with admiring friends and relatives Inst evening and among those who knew the students there was wide praise for the work of the students and likewise for tht high school faculty under whose guidance the class has been trained. During the program Orvllle Reeves, who Is to be the salutatorlan tonight, acted as presiding officer and served most creditably. The program that wns rendered Included an oration or some other number from every member of the class. Without ex ception the orations were good and most of them showed careful prep aration. But perhaps the two most appreciated numbers were the class epitaph by Albert Gibson and the class prophecy by Miss Delva St. Clnlr. For the last number the church was darkened, with the exception of one light and the prophetess appeared as a ghost. Irograin, The following was the program In detail: "March Triumphal". . .Alex Clullmant Mrs. W. C. E. Prultt Abraham Lincoln. Miss Sibyl Clopton Electricity, Its Development and lTse Mrs. Chnrlcs D. Despnln Oregon Poets.. Miss M, Llvona Casey "Daisy-Time" Denza Girls' Glee Club of High School. A Vital Issue. .. .Miss Barbara Hoch Opportunities of Touth Mr. Clifford Turner Nature In Art, Miss Katherlne -Smith Vocal Solo Selected Miss Edna Thompson. The Moral Awakening i Mr. Lester A. Moans The Direct Primary Mr. Janes S. Johns Domestic Science In the Schools... Miss Frances Weber Vocal Solo Selected Miss Thompson Value of Opportunity Mr. Durmont Edwards As You'll See It, Miss Delva St. Clair Appreciation of American Poets... Miss Hazel Nolen Piano Solo -. ... Selected Miss Faye Bartholomew "Oregon's Initiative and Referend um" Mr. Arthur G. Means Class Epitaph.. Mr. Albert P. Gibson "Dreams of Long Ago" J. W. Stewart ..Boys' Glee Club of High School... HHE APPLES That apples raised on the Furnish project will be entered for the $1000 prize to be given at the Spokane in terstate fair and that they will cap ture that honor Is declared by Dr. H. W. Coe, who has been here today. Of all the points of which the west end people feel proud the fact that fruits can be raised there earlier than at any other place In the northwest seems to be the favorite. On May 21, cherries were ripe on the Leezur place at Echo and for some time past cher ries from that orchard have been sell- WHOLE TOWN GOES GUNNING FOR ROBBERS. Oakland, Ore., May 28. The entire town has turned out with guns, hunting two robbers who looted II business houses here, shot Marshal Beckley In the shoulder. There may be a lynching. , The mob Is Incensed over the malicious destruction of proper- ty by the thugs, who burned the stamps In the potsofflce and smashed the windows and show cases of stores where they found little money. FOREST GUARDS NAMED. Increased Work in Oregon Reserves Calls for More Men. Washington, May 28. The forest service has Just announced the fol lowing appointments of forest guards on Oregon national forests: Thomas M. Hunt, on the Cascade (Umpqua) national forest. J. R. Lake and Robert A. Dean, on the Siskiyou national forest. Carl M. Ewlng on the Fremont na tional forest. Malcolm McClcnnan on the Blue mountains, east, national forest. . These appointments are made to meet the Increased demands of the forest service work, due to the open lug of the glazing season, resumption of active lumbering operations on forests, and permanent Improvement work after the cessation of practical ly all business of this, kind during the winter months. 1200 RAILROADERS STRIKE. St. Lotil. Mo., May 28. Reports Issued from the itcodquartcrs of the brotlierliood of railway carmen show that 1200 men -truck today on va rious divisions of the Missouri Pa cific & Iron Mountain railroads am other Gould lines. Tlio union offi cials announce tluit the. trouble re sulted from the companies breaking contracts with the men. They de clare tlial to substitute piece work as payment for number of hours worked Is a flat breach of contract. Fraternity Banquet. At the conclusion of the class day exercises last evening a banquet was given at the St. Oeorge restaurant by the members of the Alpha Ps frater nity and proved a very pleasant af fair. Glenn Storle acted as toast master and responses were made by Dan P. Sinythe, Carl Engdahl, Harold Warner, Cliff Turner, Lester Means and Arthur Means. 21 SHEEP DIE GEORGE M 'DONALD HAS HEAVY IA)SS RECENTLY. Sheep Now to McKay Creek Range and Weed lroves Deadly One Hundred and Fifty Die In Single Night Weed Is Harmless When Sheep Are Used to It Entire Mon tana Band Lost In Same Manner Antidote Recommended. George McDonald, the McKay creek sheepman, lost 200 head of sheep but a day .or two ago from eating lupine, or crowfoot or wild pea, as tne weed s commonly known. The sheep were out of a band which Mr. McDonald had Just bought of K. G. Warner and so were new upon the McKay creek range. Seventy-five head were found dead one morning by the sheepman and on the following day 160 head were dead. According to Dr. W. H. Lytic, state sheep- Inspector, the lupine Is ordi narily a good forage plant, but It oc casionally has disastrous effects. It Is harmful If sheep are not used to feeding upon It or eat the plant when warm. Not long ago an entire band of Montana sheep was lost through eating the weed. The antidote for lupine Is given as the same as for poisoned eamas, po tassium permagenate. III POIZE CONTEST Ing at 15 cents per pound. As a result about $60 will be rallz ed by the owner from one Individual cherry tree.' Now it is claimed by the west enders that they can raise better ap ples there than at any other place In the northwest .and Dr. Coe says that the proof will be at the Spokane fair next fall. In the vicinity of the Furnish pro ject there Is an apple orchard of sev eral years growth and It Is from those trees that the ribbon taking apples will be secured next fall. FAITH CURE" CURRENCY BILL Measure Agreed Upon by the Honse and Expected to Pass Senate This Afternoon, MAY ISSUE EMERGENCY CURRENCY TO $500,000,000 Will Be Subject to Retirement Tax and Security Bonds of Which State, County .and Municipal Are Prefer red Certain Strict Conditions Un der Which It Will Ho Allowed to Banks Maw lug Requests Omiuncr clal Ihmt May He Used as Basis Currency Commission to Bo Re formed. Washington, May 28. The democratic senators decided this morning to make ho filibuster effort to block the pasage of the currency bill. This Is taken to mean that the final, adjourn- ment will be taken Friday night and that the bill as adopted by the house will become a law. Washington, May 27. The main provisions of the "faith cure" cur rency bill, agreed on by the house yes terday and sluted to pass the house this afternoon are as follows: Emergency currency may be Issued to $500,000,000, subject to retirement tax of six per cent, the first two months and one per cent a month thereafter until 10 per cent Is reached and subject to state, county and mu nicipal bonds as security at 90 per cent of their market values, other bonds and commercial paper at 76 per cent of their market value. No bank will be allowed the emer gency currency In excess of 30 per cent of its capital stock and a sur plus on its commercial paper. None will be allowed unless the bank has already taken, under the present law. currency equal to 40 per cent of Its capital and surplus. A bank holding state, county or mu nicipal boirds. with approval of the secretnry of the treasury will be al lowed additional currency directly upon them to 90 per cent of their market value on Individual Initiative and responsibility. Commercial paper will be used as a basis for Issuance only by banks affiliated In groups with an aggre gate capital of more than $5000,000, to be known as "nntional currency associations." A currency commission of 9 mem bers and 9 senators will be created. Hear: Wins Again. New York, May 28. After dodging a process server, by. boarding the Lu sltanla at 4 o'clock this morning, Hearst Is bound for Europe. He has escaped testifying In the, famous re count case now progressing, thus up setting the plans of McClellan. The mayor planned to put the editor on the stand. Hearst learned of the scheme and made his escape. The recount of the first two bokes reduc ed McClellnn's lead 27 votes. Arrested for Dynamiters. San Francisco, May 28. Officials In the graft prosecution are positive the men who dynamited Gallagher's home are trying to Intimidate graft witnesses. "Kid" Nelson, Tom Groves', A. H. Middleman and Jim Hayes, were arrested early this morn, li.g because they trailed Burns In an auto yesterday. No specific charge has been entered yet. Railroad In Trouble. New York, May 2S. Another por tion of the Gould's trans-conltnental system Is In trouble. The Wabash nttsburg Terminal company faces the payment of $600,000 Interest Mwnday. It Is probable a committee to protect the holders of the company's $30, 000,000 first mortgage bonds, will be formed this afternoon. Hanfrod's Father Dice. Washington, May 28. Levi .Han fcrd, father of actor Charles B. Han ford, died here. He had been clerk of the pension bureau for a quarter of a century. He was a California "forty-niner." New Building for Hermiston. By the terms of a deed recorded today F. H. Page, the Portland com mission merchant, purchased lots 10 and 11, block 5, of Hermiston, from H. R. Newport et al., In consideration of $500 and the further promise that he will construct a substantial busi ness block upon the location within six months. Pasco Is coslderlng the advisability of refusing to grant a mtoon license to be used In any building except one of brick or stone. The city council claims this will lessen fire loss. RESERVOIR GATES IDE Umatilla Project Formally Turned Over to the People at Hermiston, EIGHT HUNDRED PEOPLE INSPECTED THE WORK. Excursion Train Bearing 200 Went From Pendleton to Hermiston About 50 Teams Employed In Hauling the Sightseers to the Dam Crowds Exhibited Keen Delight In the Work of Construction Ex cellent Program in Baptist 'Church at Hermiston. It was an Ideal day. The weather was perfect. The wind behaved nicely. The best of good cheer pre vailed. Accommodations were plen tiful. The exercises were appropri ate and fittingly rendered. The peo ple of Hermiston exhibited their fine qualities as entertainers. The big Ir rigation project was gracefully de livered to the people and the excursion to Hermiston was a success from the toot of the whistle leaving Pendleton until the wheels stopped at the plat form on the return trip last evening. It Is estimated that 800 people saw the formal opening of the Umatilla Irrigation project yesterday and en joyed the abundant hospitality of the people of the thriving little town, of Hermiston. Two hundred people went from this city on the O. R. & N. excursion and everybody for miles around came to the reservoir and to Hermiston in rigs of all kinds and during the afternoon the little town was filled with the crowds. The excursion from this, city arriv ed at Hermiston at 9:30 and about 50 teams were employed In hauling the sightseers to the reservoir, six miles distant. Everybody desiring to see the reservoir found a way of going there and there is absolutely no com plaint from any source, of a lack of accommodations. At the big dam which Is fully de scribed In Engineer John T. Whist ler's address published In today s paper, over 100 men and 25 teams are still employed in completing the work, and the crowd swarmed over the. scene, Inspecting the dam, reser voir, intake; canals, rock quarry, tow er and headgates and enjoying the $1,500,000 project with keen delight. The work Is now about completed, the principal part remaining unfinish ed at this time being about four feet which will be added to the height of te dam. About 500 acres of the area of the 1700 acre reservoir is now covered with water varying In depth from 10 to 40 feet, the gauge at the headgate registering 23 weet yester day. Water Is now flowing from the reservoir . through the 500-foot con crete outlet and Is running through the distributing canals to every part of the project, crops are growing, young orchards are In evidence and the new homes being made In Her miston and on the various parts of the project show the substantial pros perity which Is already being experi enced in that section of the county. Exercises at Hermiston. The principal exercises of the day were held a( the new Baptist church a Hermiston and were presided over by Attorney Francis H. Bartlett Judge Stephen A. Lowell of this city, was orator of the day and delivered an eloquent and forceful address on the history of Irrigation and Its rela tion to civilization In all ages. He was at his best as an orator, Irriga tion being one of his favorite themes, and Judge Lowell perhaps delivered one of his most lmpresstve and elo quent addresses. Will R. King, supreme court com missioner of Oregon, one of the new associate Judges appointed to the su preme bench of the state, also deliv ered an eloquent address on irriga tion, and Project Engineer John T. Whistler reviewed the history and construction of the Umatilla project In a graphic and forcible manner. The addresses will all be printed In the East Oregonlan from day to day and no review of them will be at tempted In this brief account of the opening of the project. The streets and buildings of Her miston were decorated with bunting and presented a gala appearance. Everybody In the little town seemed to vie with his neighbor In making the day pleasant for the visitors and the event Is pronounced a grand suc cess by every one participating In It. After the program was completed at the church H. M. Cake, republican candidate for United States senator, delivered an address at a platform arranged for that purpose and gave an excellent talk on the political Is sues of the day to a large and highly appreciative audience. Mr. Cake made a most convincing argument for the election of republican candidates, the FrVE YEARS IN PEN AND $576,853 FINE. Salem, Ore., May 28. J. Thorburn Ross, convicted before Judge Burnett of larceny by conversion of $280,000 of the state school funds while he was president of the defunct Title Guarantee & Trust Co., was sen tenced this morning to serve five years in the penitentiary and pay a fine of $576,853.74. In default of the fine he must spend 288,000 days In the Mult nomah county Jail, or more than 800 years. Stay Judgment granted by court, ball pending appeal fixed $6000. Total ball now required. Ross $20,000. popular election of United States sen ators and the policies of the Roose velt administration. His address was clean-cut, forcible and direct andwas pronounced to be one of the most masterly political addresses given In the county during the present campaign. After the political speaking an in teresting program of sports was pull ed off and at 6:30 the excursion train left Hermiston for this city, arriving here at 8 o'clock. CLEVELAND NEAR DEATH. Lakewood, N. J., May 28. Renew ed precautions were taken today against tlie public learning the condi tion of Grovcr Cleveland. It Is believ ed the end Is near. One of his spec ialists has been In constant attend ance. Last night they were both with Cleveland. No Sunday Theaters. Olympla, Wash, May 28. The con stitutionality of the law, prohibiting Sunday theaters In Washington was upheld by the supreme court. The case was Instituted by a big combina tion theatrical men of this state. The court denies habeas corpus to Frank Donneyan, manager of a Seattle play house, arrested In December for op enlng his house on Sunday. Veteran Answers "Here." Vicksburg. May 28. Gen Stephen D. Lee, commander In chief of the United Confederate Veterans, last general of the conferedacy, dh?d to day. TO T REPUBLICAN CANDIDATE FOR UNITED STATES SENATOR. Is Touring Counties West of Hero To clay, But Will Be in Umatilla Re nmlndcr of Week Many Condng From Distance to Hear Address on Political Issues At Weston for Pioneers' Picnic. H. M. Cake, republican candidate for United States senator, will deliver an address on political Issues at the court house In this city tomorrow evening, beginning at 7:30. He Is at Arlington and other points west of here today and will arrive here tomorrow evening on No. 2. Be tween trains tomorrow evening he will deliver a brief address at Echo and will come to this city on No. 2 for his date here. Everybody is cordially Invited to at tend the address at the court house tomorrow evening. Mr. Cake Is mak ing a fine campaign, using clean-cut, forcible arguments to the exclusion of mud-sllnglng and is making friends for him self and his principles by his course. People from all parts of the county If will attend the meeting here tomor-jwifh row night and It will be In the na ture of a republican rally for this sec tion of the county. Mr. Cake's dates for the remainder of the week are Athena, 11 a. m. Sat urday; Weston at 2 p. m., and at Mil ton at 7:30 p. m. on the same day. TRICK TEAM OFF FOR CORIIIS MEET With hopes of winning the Inter- scholastlc field meet to be held at Cor- vallls Saturday the members of the high school track team leave today for the home of the O. A. C. Kimball and Gordon, the two sprinters of the team, go' on train No. 1 today, while the two Means broth ers and Cliff Turner, leave tonight, following the commencement pro gram. Though the team will be handicap ped by the absence of Ora Jay, whose ankle Is still bad, yet the boys believe they still have a show to bring home the championship honors. According to Arthur Means, young Gordon is In line for firsts In the 100 TARIFF BP: S ONSETTIEO Paper Trust LivesWhile Dem ocrats and Republicans Argue in Committee. Majority Members Oppose Rcmorinj Duty on Paper While Minority De mand it Be Taken Off Immediately Republicans Say Condition Would Not Be Benefited While -Industry Would Be Ruined Demo crats Say Stevens Bill Is Only Soh tlon of Problem and Declare There Is Evidence of Conspiracy to Keep Up Prices. Washlhgton, May 28. The house committee is divided on the print paper tariff question, the republican opposing the removal and democrats urging that It be removed Immedi ately. The republicans report. "As at present the price of paper will not be affected Immediately in any consid erable degree by the repeal and as the Stevens bill's passage means cer tain ruin to the paper Industry of this country, we recommend that legisla tion be postponed until the Investiga tion Is completed and action taken at next congress." The democrats said: "The revenue derived from the Import of wood pulp Is so small and the benefits to be de rived from the abolition of the duties so considerable, that we urge Imme dlately placing pulp and printing pa per on the free list. We believe the conditions can only be relieved by the passage of the Stevens bill." The republicans declare no evidence of a conspiracy to raise the price of paper was found, while the democrats declared there was complete evidence of a concerted effort by manufactur ers to raise the price, but nothing covered by the criminal statutes. Alleged Deaf ami Dumb Man. A man posing as a deaf mute has succeeded In collecting many quarters from sympathetic people . on the streets during the past two days. Yes terday a particularly charitable young man who gave the "unfortunate" a quafter on which to eat, was surpris ed to hear the same alleged deaf mute carrying on an animated con versation on a street corner a short time afterward. He had forgotten his trick while under the Influence of liquor. BLOODY VENDETTA BETWEEN FRENCH AM) SPANISH. Paris, May 28. A bloody vendetta has arisen between the Spanish and French soldiers Jointly policing Mor- rocco. Two Spaniards have been kill ed and several Frenchmen wounded In duels. The Spanish war office has notified France that complaints of constant dueling have been received at Madrid, and unless stopped Spain will with draw her troops. No open fighting has taken place, but the bitterest of feeling exists and dueling Is a daily occurrence. The Frenchmen are the most successful. The condition Is serious and con ferences are being held today for a solution of the problem. KILLS MAN WITH FIST. Portland, May 28. Hearing . nailing woman and a curving man as he passed the McAllister lodging house at 2 o'clock tills morning, Fred Wil liams kicked his way into (he place ami stopied the fight by putting W. H. Nozuy to sleep with his fist. No zuy died at 9 o'clock tills - morning from the effects of the blow. Mary Keiser. he woman fighting Nozny. corroborates Williams' story, but it Is probable he will be charged with Manslaughter. He Is held now on a charge of assault and battery. The fresh consider themselves salt of the earth. the J and 220-yard dashes, while Kimball should be able to win the low hur dles and also a place in the 220 dash. Turner will take a place In the broad ' jump, while the rest of the work will '. be done by the Means boys In the -weights. Owing to the fact that the Pendle ton, boys will be delayed by the grad uating exercises. In reaching Corvallls, they will have to enter the finals without competing In the try outs. But In spite of the obstacles and the Inability of Jay to participate, the team Is out to win and the five young athletes will do all they can to cap ture the meet for their school and Pendleton.