Cloudy with probably
showers tonight and
TueHday; cooler to
night. Take your tor new
to the people and the
people will bring their
patronage to year etore.
PENDLETON. OREGON. MONDAY, JUNE 15. 1908.
FAIRBANKS WILL PROBABLY
Party Leaders now at Chicago say Indications Point to his
Selection for the Nomination.
Roosevelt and Tuft Would Both Rather Have Dolliver or Cunimlngs, Hut
Indiana .Man Stand Best Sliow All Chicago In a Whirl and Conven
tion Is on in Earnest Lalror Leaders Irccnt Their Planks, nut Antl
Injiinctlou Proportion Will He El Iminated Washington Luinlxmu-n
on Hand With Amendment to In terstutc Commerce Law While Astatic
Exclusion league Wauls Oriental h Excluded by Legislation and Xot by
Diplomacy Knox and Plialanx or Mlllloiuilics Hushing to the. Fray
Itoiii Pittsburg Statu Delegations Have Named Tlielr Men Tor Com
mittees Fulton Slated ror Chairman or Credentials Oregon Is for
lalrlwnks rr Sewnd Pluce.
Chicago, June 15. The sentiment
bihind the scenes today apparently fa
vors the renomlnutlon of Fairbanks
for vice president. It Is thought ho
will accept though he Is not fighting
Well Informed leaders believe condi
tions are lining up In such a way uh to
make Fairbanks the most available
man. The Iowa delegation, headed
by I-slie M. Shaw, arrived to. lay and
1,- working hard to prevent the nomi
nation of Senator Dolliver of Iowa for
They point out that Dolllver's stand
on the prohibition question would cost
tin- ticket many votes In Iowa. The
game theory regarding Dolliver, It Is
understood. Is being held by the New
York delegation, who say It would
cause a heavy loss In any event, par
tleularly If Bryan Is nominated.
The boom of Congressman J. S.
Sherman of New York, seems to be
flickering, leaving Fairbanks the most
Alice Is on IlaiMl.
Alice Hoosevelt Longworth, arrived
here this morning and Joined the
ranks of T.ifi boomers.
As she stepped from the train, ac
companied by her husband. Congress
man Longworth. she was surrounded
by reporters, ami sh,. seemed pleased
with the reception. When asked for
whom she would vote, she replied
there was not the slightest doubt about
Why, Taft will b initiated, that's
sure," she said.
Some one assured her he would be.
"I'm glad," was the reply.
The Longworths were met at the
train by Mr. and Mrs. Modlll McCor
nilck. whose guests they will be during
Millionaire to the IVay.
Pittsburg, June 1.1. A stir was
caused In political circles today when
It was learned that Senator Knox and
brother had left the city for Chicago
last night accompanied by n party of
The departure of these millionaires,
who have never taken much Interest
In conventions before, Is looked upon
as significant. That Knox will have
the support of this phalanx, represent
ing $500,000,000, Is assured and It
brings him ngaln to the front of the
'Vice Presidency Useless."
Chicago, Juno 15. The chief topic
of conversation In hotel lobbies, and
political headquarters Is the state
ment of Heiijamln Ide Wheeler, presi
dent of the I'niverslty of California
that the office of vice president Is not
only useless, hut has come to ho a
menace to the system of government.
"In America," said Wheeler, "we
have outgrown the vice presidency.
It was very well to have It 60 years
The spectacle of struggling over sec-
Tho rapidity with which a little
news Item gains in size and Import
ance as It traevls from Its source, Is
shown In a letter received today by
the East Oregonlan.
A gentleman In Los Angeles writes
for copies of the East Oregonlan giv
ing full accounts of the fight between
the Ogallala Sioux Indians . and the
Umatlllas, In this city In which two
of the Ogallala Sioux were killed. Re
ports have reachod the Los Angeles
papers that a pitched battle was
fought in this city upon the visit of
the Sells-Floto circus to this city, the
cause of the battle being an old ani
mosity between the Sioux and Umatil
The anxious Inquirer will be sadly
disappointed if he Is in search of a
sensation, when he receives the East
Oonlan giving an account of the
death of two of the Sioux braves at
the hands of a negro stake driver with
ond place Is a fine argument against
the existence of the office. The
squabble Is likely to result In the plac
ing of a weak man In the position,
where death or accident would make
The rule of succession we now have
would be equally ample with the vice
president left out. It would result In will except Gompers and his folow
strongcr cabinets."' . ers"
Rallrouds Rate Question.
It was announced today that a del
egation to the convention from Wash
ington will ask the platform commit
tee to favor an amendment to the in
terstate commerce laws so that a rail
road will not be permitted to put Into
effect an Increased rate to which ob
jection has been made unttl the Justice
or the Injustice of the change Is pass
ed upon by the interstate commission.
Under the present law the railroad
may give notice of 10 days of any in
crease of rates and at the expiration
of that time the Increased rate will he
come effective, the appeal to be made
by the shipper, and until the decision
is reached the rate to which the ob
jection Is made must be paid.
I it I r Men Have Plank.
The executive council of the Amer
ican Federation of Labcr today com
pleted a draft of the planks It desires
to have Inserted In the platform. The
document will he presented to the
committee on resolutions as soon a
the members are selected tomorrow.
None of the members of the execu
tive council will speak about the draft
today, but It Is admitted that the anll
Injunction plank Is the chief feature.
Compers said today he was undisturb
ed about Cannon coming In post haste
for the purpose of preventing the in
sertion ef the antl -Injunction plank.
California to Demand Exclusion.
Sin Francisco. June 15. Resolu
tions, demanding the exclusion of the
oriental laborers from the states by
the legislation and not by a diplomat
ic exchange between nations, was wir
ed to the resolutions committee of the
republican national convention today
by the Asiatic exclusion league. The
resolutions are strong, calling for ef
fective and quick action on the part
of congress. In addition, letters were
sent to all the candidates of both
parties, asking their views on the ques
tion. R will be brought to the atten
tion of the Denver convention.
Chicago In n Whirl.
The convention Is on sure enough.
The Rlnlne marching club of Cincin
nati Is here four hundred strong.
having arrived today. Their frock
coats and high gray and white plug
hats are the sight of the city. Crowds
cheered them as they paraded State
It looks like circus day In a coun
Colorado and Kansas City marching
clubs arrived Inter.
The railroad stations are Jammed
The facts are that Charley Charge
Eagle and Charley Black Eagle, two
Sioux Indians with the Sells-Floto
circus, went on a spreo with a num
ber of Umatilla Indians on the night
of the circus performance here and
after the performance the Sioux abus
ed tho son of a negro employe of the
circus who promptly beat them to
death with a club.
The Injured Indians were loaded on
the circus tranl here at the last mo
ment and one of them died at the
Walla Wulla hospital the following
morning and the second at the Colfax
hospital a week later. The negro who
caused the death of the Sioux has not
There was no battle, no thrill, no
sensation, no theme for a Sunday
magazine story. It was just a plain
drunken brawl In which the two un
fortunate Sioux lost their lives.
with people; trains are loaded. Fa
kirs and souvenir agents are thicker
than at a world's fare. The whole city
Is In a whirl of excitement.
Tuft Don't Want Fairbanks;
It Is learned on good authority that
Hoosevelt and Taft would prefer
either Dolliver or Cummlngs to Fair
banks for vice president. It la
known that since events at Chicago
have lined up In such a way as to
point to the nomination of Fairbanks
a message has been dispatched from
the White House saying Dolliver or
Cummins would find more favor.
Arizona Wants Statehood.
Two Arizona delegates have ar
rived and others are coming to the
convention from that territory, glad
to be the cause they have pledged
the Taft forces to a plank advocating
separate statehood They say Taft
agreed that plank would be a part
of the platform when It was finally
If the plank Is adopted the Ari
zona people think It will have the ef
fect of giving Taft a big majority In
both Arizona and Xew Mexico, be
sides settling the question of state
hood" which question came near lead
ing to open rebellion In the republi
can forces the first session of the
congress Just ended.
Arizona came to Chicago unpledg
ed, but for Taft.
No Auii-Iiijiiuf Ion Plank.
A member of the national commit
tee said this afternoon the antl-ln-
Junction proposition would be elimi
nated from the platform. He claim
ed the best interests of the country
The Taft managers have practi
cally acquiesced In elimnating It The
committeeman said: "The presi
dent did not Insist, and nobody else
I Oregon Men On Committee
The state delegations this afternoon
announced the following selection!"
OregonFor the credentials com
mittee, Senator Fulton; for the reso
lutions A N. Gilbert; for national
committeeman, R. E. Williams. The
Oregon delegation also declared it
self to be In favor of Fairbanks for
Washington For credentials com
mittee. Frank T. Tost; resllutlons. R.
A. Rallinger; national committeeman.
R. L. McCormlck.
Colorado Credentials. Judfee
Charles Cavender of Leadville.
The New York delegation held a
caucus at which a resolution was
adopted unanimously asking general
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IS BEING ORGANIZED.
Will svst City and County Officers
to Make Prohibition Prohibit In
I'liiatilla County Will Also .Serve
as Boost Organization, Working ror
Advancement of Pendleton and
That prohibition will prohibit in
I'matllla county is declared by a large
number of the citizens who are now
organizing what Is undoubtedly the
largest local law enforcement league
In tho state.
According to Rev. W. T. Euster the
thing Is being perfectly organized and
funds sufficient to guarantee the car
rying out of all plans are' already
Officers, with the exception of the
vice presidents for each precinct In
the county were elected at a meeting
held in this city Saturday afternoon.
Pendleton is to be headquarters while
the different precinct vice presidents
will have charge of the work In their
several localities, backed and aided by
the central organization. It Is the
aim to Increase the membership to at
least 1200 and at some time In the
near future a meeting Is to be held, at
which the vice presidents will be
named and the names of the officers
already elected will be given out.
Kuster says the purpose of the or
ganization Is to see that the prohibi
tion law recently enacted by the peo
ple Is enforced to the letter. The
members and officers of the league
will render every assistance to the of
ficers of the city and county and every
officer who shows and Inclination to
wink nt Infractions of the law will
be exposed and subjected to prosecu
tion. It Is Intimated that detectives
have already been employed by the
league and will render service In this
But the enforcement of the law Is
not the only object of the organiza
tion. The members will urge that
Pendleton attempt no celebration this
year but that the citizens of this city
do what they can to help make a suc
cess of the various celebrations which
are to be held In nearly every town In
the county. In return for which these
towns will be asked to come to Pen
dleton are also among the things for
which the league will labor, as well as
an annual rose fiesta.
Movement Has Been Started
anq Will Be Brought to
WOULD GIVE COUNTRY
HANKS IJETTEK STANDING,
Thirteen Financial Institutions of
I'liiatilla Will Form Organization
for Mutual Benefit Plans Will Be
Perfected tit Meeting In Pendleton
Next Saturday Evening When Ban
quet Will Bo Tendered by Local
Bankers to the Visitors Organiza
tion Would Add Greatly to Conven-Icin-c
or the Industry In This County-
A movement has been started to or
ganize a Umatilla County Hankers'
association and steps are now being
taken to bring the matter to a cul
mination next Saturday evening in
A number of the bunks In the smal
ler tons of the county have agitated
the matter and it is now generally be.
lievedjthat a county organization In
cluding the 13 banks of Umatilla
county will be formally organized for
mutnit) protection and to promote the
banking Interests in every way.
Vactlcally all of the county bank
4"vvr.s'.oas for an Association tot
tli prestige and standing which such
an association would give the county
In ne banking circles of the coast,
as 'el,l as for specific business rea
-.e 11 banks of Umatilla 'county
are located at the following points:
Hermlston, two; Echo, one; Pendleton,
three; Pilot Rock, , one; Helix, one;
Athena, one; Weston, one; Free water,
two. and Milton, two. All are In ex
cellent condition and It Is desired to
effect the county organization as soon
as possible so that representation
from the local association may be
si m to the state bankers' meeting,
which will be held In Portland th"
last week in this month.
If the organization Is formed In this
city next Saturday night as Intended,
a banquet will be given the bankers in
this city and officers will be elected
and a regular set of by laws will be
adopted to goverrn the county associ
ation. Practically all of the other coun
ties In the Inland empire have county
banking associations and the progres
sive l.;;;r.;c:-.i of U::i..t!il.i cnu.ity. al
though perhaps more prosperous than
those of any other county In this sec
tion, on account of the large amounts
of money handled through Umatilla
county banks, have decided that such
an organization will greatly add to the
conveniences of that Industry In this
HENRY MOUSTROM DEAD.
Pioneer Fanner of the Stage Gulch
Section DropiHXl Dead Saturday
Henry Molstrom, the well known
pioneer farmer of the Stage Gulch
district, dropped dead with heart dis
ease last Saturday afternoon at his
home 15 miles northwest of the city.
He had been In usual good good
health and on Friday, the day before
his death, he was In this city on a
While working about the farm
home on Saturday evening, however,
he dropped dead, without making any
complaint of being 111.
Mr. Molsttrom was a native of Fin
land and aged about 60 years. He
has been a resident of Umatilla coun
ty for many years and was well
known and highly respected. The
funeral was held nt the home of his
son-in-law, 1 Dave Nelson this after
noon and the remains were Interred
In Olney cemetery In this city.
The funeral of the late Henry Mol
strom was unexpectedly postponed
Just as the procession was starting to
the cemetery, this afternoon, on ac
count of the grave digger finding solid
rock a few- feet under the surface. It
was Impossible to complete the grave
this afternoon and explosives will be
used to blast out the rock. This Is the
first rock ever encountered In Olney
cemetery and It Is a surprise to every
one. The funeral will be finished and
Interment will take place some time
Damaging Bush Fire.
Victoria,' B. C, June 15. Sweeping
an area four miles In width and
threatening to endanger the valuable
coal properties of D. R. Young and
asoclates, a great bush fire Is raging
north of Skldegate, Queen Charlotte
Islands, according to advices brought
by the steamer Amur,'
The fire started a week ago In the
vicinity of the Talal river and when
the Amur was at Skldegate a few days
ago the latest reports received there
Indicated that the flames were sweep
ing toward the coast.
INSANE RELATIVES OF
JURORS SAVE BARNES.
Jury Disagrees and Is Discharged
Stood Nine to Tliree. for Conviction
Each of Three Hum Insane Rela
tives. Walla Walla, June 15. After cen
suring the Jurors for taking into con
sideration the punishment to be given
"Bud" Barnes, accused of the murder
of Mrs. Anna Aldrlch, the presiding
Judge today discharged them when
they declared they could not agree
on a verdict.
The vote stood nine to three for
conviction of murder In the first de
gree. While the Jurors agreed not to tell
how they voted, it is understood the
three men who voted for acquittal did
so simply because they had Insane rel
atives, and that further, one of them
had been acquitted on the charge of
murder, the defense being Insanity.
The trial will come up again June
The charge against Barnes Is that
of killing Mrs. Aldrlch In a lonely
gulch near Dixie, Wash., crushing her
skull with a pick handle.
HAD MAN KILLED.
Officer Grts Man Who Terrorized a
Community for 25 Years.
San Bernardino, Calif., June 15.
Stanley W. Houghton, son of former
Congressman Houghton of this state,
Is held in jail because he killed Hi-
ronymous Hartman, who for the past
25 years terrorized the Mojave river
Houghton is constable of the dI-
trict. He arrested Hartman some!
time ago on the charge of assaulting
a 16 year old girl with a gun. Hart-
man, out on ball, started to terror-;
lze everybody Sunday, whereupon
Houghton arrested him. In the fight.
JMrtmaii was killed. .
BACKS FORWARD MOVEMENT.
Adopts Resolution Showing
.Ministers and Churches of City
Stand for Will Work for Esial
lishmcnt or Young Men's Christian
Association, Free Reading Rooms
Rest Room, Rose Carnival ami
Greater District Fair.
At the meeting of the Pendleton
Ministerial association this morning.
M N SM-KS I'M
111 111 IU I L-IIU UU ;
Dili RE 0
besides transacting routine business,."8 oe nere
the matter of plans to better condi- , Um" and the casn wl" nave to be
tions In this city was discussed.
It was the unanimous opinion of all
present that the association ought to
stand behind every forward movement.
To put themselves on record and to
show the community what the minis
ters and the churches of the city stand
for the following resolution was pre-
sented and nfter hearty endorsement
me a.scu.ssioii, unanimously awopi-
by the Pendleton Minis-
terial association, assembled June 15, .fund, making the contract price for
190S, that we do all In our power to. the reservoir even $1200.
encourage tfle establishment of aj
Young Men's Christian association I Frenzied Man Commits Suicide,
work In Pendleton. I Cleveland, 0 June 15. Returning -
Be it further resolved that we fa-' from a (irtnce iast Iljght wltn hls wU .
vor the Institution of a free reading 'and four children, Jos. Parolulski,
room and a rest room with their committed suicide, practically decapl
necessary accessories of lavoratory, tating himself with a razor. As the
etc., for the use of farmers and others . famllv rencheil th..ir home Pnrninici.i
who come to this city.
Be it also resolved that we encour
age the district fair In September of
this year and also the establishment man was not fleet enough to over
of a permanent eastern Oregon rose j take them. Then with' a powerful
fair to be held each year at Tendle
After the business session, Rev. W.
L. Van Nuys lnsroduced a discussion
on Hormlletlc methods, which was
participated In by all the members
Wenaha springs is being formally;
opened to the public today for the
summer season, J. A. Boric, the new
proprietor, having set June 15 for the
opening day, and a number of Pendle
ton people were the first to put their
names on the new register this morn
ing. That the management will make this
one of the most beautiful and up to
date resorts in the northwest Is a cer
tainty. The entire place, grounds,
buildings and all have been overhaul
ed and repaired, and everything Is be
ing beautified and made comfortable
for the guests during the summer.
The road leading from Bingham
Pprings station to the springs has been
improved, and is now In shape for
the passing of automobiles.
A large force of men are now em
ployed repairing the dance hall, a
platform at the swimming pool, etc.,
and all things have already been ar
TIE AIL SIGHED
Prelir iry Arrangements are
Corr.t fed for the Olney
Cemt ..y Water System.
W. A. FIX NELL WILL
BUILD THE RESERVOIR
Actual Construction Work Will b
Started at One Final Contracts
Are Let at Special Council Meeting
Saturday Evening Reservoir and
Pipe Lines Must Bo Completed by
Middle of September One of
City's Greatest Improvements Bal.
a nee of Subscriptions Should Bo
Paid at Once,
At a special meeting of the city
council held Saturday night the con
tract for completing the reservoir for
the cemetery was let to W. A. Fln
nel of this city for $1262.50 and th
contract for ,layln the plpf for
cemetery wa er yst0e.m let 10 th
i'ame. man. , .? , The C"Ct
' luimmiiiig me yipe was lei iv
Mgie 01 ,nw C,,y' me ll
' . . . ...
lms cmP'eles e Prnminary
, 1 . lcr
a',d,'he1tnua' wo,r,k ot construction
J . 0 reservoir w ,
tartf(1iat on' reservoir win
be lofate'1 on the hlghest ground
; souin oi wie ceiueitriy nuij nui. uuycr
the entire cemetery grounds The
I pipe lines wil be laid to- all parts of
the grounds and when this work 1
completed, Pendleton will have added
I one oi wie iinem tnu iijum wuhu im
provements ever made by tht- c'ty.
i Under the terms of the contract
with Mr. Finnell, he must complete
the seservoir and pipe lines by Sep
tember 15, 1908. and it is probable
that extensive Improvements will be
made to the cemetery grounds this
fall. Much shrubbery and many trees'
and flowers will be planted and by
another year Pendleton's burying
ground will present a much more In
viting spectacle than at present. The
cemetery ground lies on a north slope
and Is level and smooth and can be
easily Irrigated and it is possible t
i make It beautiful and attractive in.
the extreme, with water.
Balance of Fund Is Needed.
The cemetery committee of the
! council urKa that tne balance of the
lunations be paid at once
for it. Fully half of the subscription
Is still unpaid and as actual work an
the cemetery improvement has now
started the entire subscription will
be needed soon.
The reservoir will be concrete lined
and the entire water system for the
cemetery wil be substantial and per
manent and It will be possible to
grow almost any tree, flower or shrub
tnnt a.,nnt(fl tn thts ,onp on th.
Mr. Finnell donated $62.50 to the
quarreled with his wife, drew the
razor and attacked the woman, who
fled with the children. The frenzied
sweep of the keen-edged weapon he
slashed at his throat. When the po
lice arrived Paroluuski's head merely
dangled from his shoulders.
Good judgment Is
often only a
ranged for the accommodation of
Many fishermen are at the spring'
dally and fine catches of trout are be
ing made In that vicinity. Iti;another
week there will be many people there,
who will begin to come In to spend a
few weeks during the hot season.
One of the great Improvements to
be made at the resort this summer will
be the meals. Th ey will be the very
best as wil Wso the rooms which have
all been gone over and rtf urnlshecJ.
It Is the Intention of Mr. Borie to
run this place In a strictly up to date
manner, and he will not only ha-f
patrons from eastern Oregon, but
from Portland" and all over the north
west as this place for a fine swimming
pool, fishing and a general good sum
mer outing cannot be excelled with
the Improvements-that have been
made and wUl continue to be made
under Mr. BorftY nuiugment.
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