Newspaper Page Text
U - 1 f i ,i EVOTGEDITIOK WEATHER REPORT. Fulr and warmer to night and Wednes day. Take your store news to the people and tbm people will bring their patronage to rear store. VOL. 21. ' PENDLETON, OREGON, TUESDAY, JUNE 23. 1908. NO. 6315 . SERIOUS MCE IR IS OH Nine Negroes Lynched in One Night and Ali Others Or dered to Leave County, HOUSTON, TEXAS, SCENE OP LATEST TROUBLES Murder of Two White Men By Nc groes Is Followed by Wholesale Lynching of the Blacks Both Col ors Arc Heavily Armed and Pitch ed Battle May Occur at Any Tnno "Ix'uvo or Take the. Consequences" Notices Are Posted Whites Dc clure Tlicy Will Make Subliie a "White Man's Country." afternoon that Sherman Is much !m proved. II. E. Devondorff, Sherman's secretary, Mild: "Sherman Is. better, and we feel certain an operation Is un necessary. He hus been under a heavy strain for the past few weeks and needs rest and quiet." It Is the opinion of Dr. Carter that Sherman will be out tomorrow morn Ing unless complications set 'In. One Houston, Texas, June 23. e Notices were posted today or- e derlng all negroes to leave the e Sabine county Immediately or e "stand the consequences." Following the lynching of e nine blacks, after two men had been slain by negroes, there Is -e no doubt in the minds of the e negroes what Is meant by "con- e sequences." One notice reads: e "This Is going to be a white e man's country." e e The negroes are armed and e every while man In the country e Is carrying a rifle or shot gun e today. Many have revolvers, e Excitement Is the highest about e lfrmphlll, near the scene of the lynching. e TEDDY AND TAFT. Ono Will Wear Crimson and Blue at Bit,' Races. New London, Conn., June 23. Roosevelt Is coming here to root for Harvard against Taft, who will be the leading figure in the Tale ranks at tho annual bout race between the var sity crews on the Thames, Thursday, with the president of the United States gearing crimson and Taft dec orated with blue, it Is expected the race will be the most memorable In the history of the regatta. The man agers say they will not allow Taft and Roosevelt to witness the race from the same yacht. Harvard men say Roosevelt must be In tho ranks of the crimson and not mixed up witn any blue. Family Will Sec Race. Oyster Bay. June 23. Roosevelt today announced his intention of tak ing the family to New London Thursday. Houston, Texas, June 22. Last night nine negroes met death at the hands of a mob In the vicinity of Hemphill In Sabine county. Today both races secured arms and the tension is such tonight that a race clash appears Imminent. Demi Named. The dead: Jerry Evans, aged 22; Will Johnson, aged 24; Mose Spill man, aged 24; Cleveland Williams, aged 27; William Manuel, aged 25; Frank Williams, aged 22; two un known men; William McCoy". The lynching followed the killing oT two white men by negroes. Two weeks ago Hugh Dean and several other while men visited a negro church and school house where a dance was, In progress, presumably In quest of li quor, it being the custom of some of the negroes to sell whiskey during the progress of such affairs. During the evening Dean was kill ed and six negroes were held for the killing. At the preliminary examina tion It was shown that a plot was formed at the dance to kill Dean. Farinor AsHnsinatcd. Saturday last,, Aaron Johnson, a prominent farmer was assassinated while seated at the dining table with his wife and child, the bullet being fired through a window. For this crime Perry Price, a negro was ar rested and. it is stated, confessed. Im plicating Robert Wright, a relative of one of the negroes held for Dean's murder. Price declared he was of fered J5 to kill Johnson. Mob Formed. Then followed the forming of a mob last night, the overpowering of the Jailor at Hemphill and the lynch ing of the six negroes held for the murder of Dean. Five were hanged to the same tree, while another at tempted to escape and was shot to death. Later In the night William McCoy, another negro was shot and killed while standing at the gate of the Johnson home, and this morning the bodies of two negroes were found In the creek bottom. Wright, the ne gro who confessed to the killing of Johnson and the man he Implicated were taken to Beaumont for safe keeping under guard of the military company of St. Augustine. Sabine county is situated in the most remote part of the eastern sec tion of the state with sparse railroad and telegraph facilities. ALFONSO PAPA TWICE. I Second Son Bom to SfMln's Royal rulr King Pardon, Criminals ' In Commemoration, Madrid, June 23. King Alfonso was today personally presented with the new royal Infant by the state's functionaries. A notable company of military and civil authorities wa present In the throne room when the minister of Justice, Marquis Flgue rea, brought In the little prince on silk cushion and made the state an nouncement that ho was the son of tho king. After he was presented, the formal registration of the child's birth was made. The Infant is a large, healthy ooy. The king Is so elated he rardone a prisoner who was sentenced to be executed today, In commemoration of the birth. INTENSE HEAT KILLS AND DRIVES INSANE IV CHICAGO AND NEW YORK. Chicago, June 23. Excessive heat today has killed eight per sons at least, and a score are prostrated, many of whom are expect-, ed to die. The hot wave has continued with all the blistering In tensity of yesterday. The death list Includes Edwin Palmer, a nephew of Mrs. Potter Palmer, the reigning society queen who Is now in England. William Dettling, aged, 40, was driven insane and committed suicide. Thomas Seyman, aged 50, dropped dead at his home Mary Isch, aged 40, was overcome and could not be revived. Wil liam Turk was overcome on the street and died. Mrs. Anna Trapp swooned from the Intense heat while walking in the morning sun and died. An unidentified man went wildly insane and leaped into tho Chicago river and was drowned. New Y'ork Swelters. New York, June 23. Two deiths and 26 prostrations from the heat have been reported today. T ie whole city is sweltering. At midnight the temperature was 78 and 85 at 10 o'clock this morning. There is great suffering on the east side where scores of families are crowded info tenements. Hundreds of children lay flat In the gutters. I IS III SENATOR FIW SEES VICTORY REPUBLICAN TICKET MEETS WITH APPROVAL Oregon Seiuitor Says Mont Iniorlnnt National Convention Cincc he Civil War .The Entire National Policy o Roosevelt Administration Is a Stake and Should lie Strongly Up held. Condition Improves. Cleveland, June 23. A statement was given out from the hospital this "The most Important national re publican convention since the civil war, is the estimate which Senator Fulton of Oregon, placed upon the recent Chicago convention which nom inated Taft and Sherman as the standard bearers of the party for 1908. senator Fulton, who took a most prominent part In the republican con vention, passed through today on his way home from Chicago and Is en thusiastic over the prospects for a sweeping victory for tho republican ticket this year. Owing to the vital Issues before the people this year, Senator Fulton places a high estimate on the convention Just closed. The entire national policy of the Rosevelt administration Is at stake and to carry out this program to the fullest extent he feels that It Is necessary to give Taft and Sherman such a large plurality that there will be no doubt about the people's sen tlment on tho matter. Senator Fulton says that the ticket meets with universal approval throughout tho east and central states and he believes that the s:tnu hearty endorsement will be given It by the west. Other Oregon delegates arc coming home this week, after visiting nt dif ferent places along the route. F. H. Wright of North Powder Is a guest of Hotel Bmvmnn today while here on a business trip. NO DEW DEVELOPMENTS IN SALOON CASE Up to this afternoon no further de velopments have occurred In the Nolte-prqhlbltlon case and no amend ed complaint has yet been filed In be half of the saloonmen. But It Is un derstood that such a course will be taken and that attorneys for Nolte are now1 preparing the complaint. When the new complaint la filed It will then have to run the gauntlet of demurrers, answer, etc., from the op posing side and If It succeeds In do ing so the case will then be at Issue and can be tried out on its merits. Presumably the case can be tried out before July 1, but that Is something that remains to be seen. That they have thre different courses open to them Is declared by the lawyers for the saloonmen. One of these Is to file an amended com plaint as is now proposed. Another l& to take the Nolte case to the circuit court on a writ of review from the county court. The third method would be to bring a suit In the feder al court in behalf of some Interested party outside the state. Attacked by Serious Illness While on Visit to Friends in Cleveland. PHYSICIANS AND FAMILY ARE SUM ON ED MASSACRE IN '. PERSIAN CITY Taken III Saturday, Ho Grown Stead ily Worse c.all Stones Which Have Bothered Before Cause Trou ble Tills Time Taft Concerned But Not Surprised IjXo Reports From Bedside of Republican Vice Presi dent lal Nominee Note His Improve ment He May Not Need to Sub mit to An Operation. Cleveland, Ohio, June 23. James A. Sherman, republican nominee for vice president, Is critically 111. He was Shah's Troops Massacre Eight Hundred Rebels With but Little Loss. WOMEN AND CHILDREN ARE NOT SPARED. RUNS AWAY FROM WEDDING. Wnnts to Get Married But Is Too Bashful. Chicago, June 23. A dispatch to the Tribune from Jerseyvllle, III., says: Daniel Matthews, aged 24, the "most bashful man In Illinois," avoid ed the altar for the fourth time last night. The Rev. J. H. Jones and 150 guests waited for an hour and a half at the church for him to appear and become the husband of Miss Marie Frasler, but Matthews was elsewhere. Later Daniel said he wanted to be marled more than anything else on earth, that he really Intended to face the altar, but that something he does not know what prevented him from getting there. Miss Frasler admitted she was will ing to give the bashful one another chance. The first time Matthews promised to go before the -minister was two years ago, when he was to marry Miss Mary Miller at Rosedale, Jersey coun ty. He failed her. A week later he w as again led to the altar in Rosedale to marry the lady. He ran away and took the first train. The next time Daniel went to the post for the race for matrimony was on Sunday, June 7, when he was to have been married to Miss Frasler. He bolted before the barrier was sprung. Then he again took up his wooing and all went well until, her anger appeased, Miss Frasler consented to try It-again yesterday. I 2 Last of Million Dollar Appro- -priation is Being Expended This Week, FINISHING TOUCHES BEING PLACED ON BIG DAit BASEBALL. Murdered by Frenzied Soldiers. Tlielr I iodic Are Outrngcd and Mutilated T rror Spreading to All Provinces fiiiifilitcr Said to He Bloodiest In History of Country Sliali Gives Or der to Fire and Disaffected Sub jects Are Mowed Down by Artillery City Is Looted. At Cleveland Cleveland 2; Phila delphia, 9. At Detroit Detroit, 4; Chicago, 1. La Grande Takes Anotlier. Score by Innings. Total 123466789 10 11 .0 00020000 0 02 .000000200 0 13 W. La W. G. Sultan Assailed? Tangier, June 23. It Is reported that Sultan Abdul Aziz has been as sailed by political opponents, but the report is unconfirmed. The affairs In Morocco are so disrupted that many think the report Is true. The friend of the sultan say his enemies started the rumor for political effect. Berlin, June 23. Dispatches state that the shah's troons have Utlca, ceiving Family Summoned. N. T., June 23. Upon re- telegraphle advices from Cleveland this morning saying Sher man was ill. the family left on the first train and are rushing to Cleve land by the quickest routes. Gall Stones the Cau.se. Cleveland, June 23. Sherman Is suffering from gall stones, according to a statement Issued at the Lakeside hospital, where he Is being treated His temperature was 102 at 9 o'clock. It has been learned that he com plained of pains before the Chicago convention and that ho suffered dur lug the session. Dr. T. E. Carter, who Is In charge of tho ease, held a conference by long distance 'phone with Dr. Finney of Baltimore, who treated Sherman when he suffered a previous attack. The telegram sent the Sherman family by Herrlok was the first inti matlon of his serious condition. The strain of tho convention and tho trip to Cincinnati has aggravated tho trouble. Taft Deeply Concerned. New Haven, June 23. Taft, when hown the United Press reports of Sherman's Illness, as he was entering the meeting of tho Yale alumni, was deeply Interested. He said: "While I m deeply concerned, I am not sur prised and sincerely hope the danger Is not as great as reported." W. B. Lend Dead. New York, June 23. Paris cables today tell of the death of W. B. Leads, former president of the Rock sland railroad and an American cap italist. Details are lacking. The ca bles say the Leads estate Is left In trust .and there will be no liquidation of the Interests held by Leads. He severed his connection with the rail roads two years ago when he suffered stroke of paralysis. A weak head Is easily Influenced by a full Btomach. sustaining a small loss to their own ranks. removed to a hospital this morning 4 massacred 800 revolutionists, and the family summoned. Overwork Is given as the cause. Sherman's illness began with bilious attack while he was on his way home from Cincinnati Saturday night l pon his arrival he went Immediate ly to the home of former Governor Herrlok, where he was to have been a guest Sunday. He was unable to leave his room Sunday and could see no one Monday though he had many appointments. It was not thought until this morning that his condition was se lious. Y hen he took a turn for the worse In the early hours of the morn ing ins aucnuanis realized nis cas was more serious than was at first supposed. A telegram Is known to have been sent to Baltimore, summoning a sur geon. l eriin, june uispatches say the massacre at Teheran, the capital of Persia, is the bloodiest and most horrible In the history of the country Tonight the city Is literally covered with blood and the reign of terror Is spreading to all the provinces The carnage Is the direct result of aji order of the shah commanding the troops to fire and'the Imperial artil lery to turn the batteries on the crowds around the palace, Hundreds were mowed down by the volleys, followed by a . free-for-all butchery. Women and children were not spared. They were murdered by the frenzied soldiers, their bodies out raged and mutilated. iMgnteen reform leaders were brought before the shah, who ordered them shot. A mob attacked the sol diers and seized the prisoners. The leaders of the mob were literally chop prd to pieces by the heavy swords. The troops are led by reactionary leaders who encouraged the slaughter. Whole sections of the city were loot ed. Crista Benched. Teheran, Persia, June 23. The crl sis of the Persian trouble was reach ed today when a company of Cos sacks surrounded the house of parl'a ment and demanded the surrender of a number of political prisoners. It is feared the shah will be killed by the disaffected part of the army, which has Joined the revolutionists and are In open revolt. The demand made was met by shots and several Cossacks were killed. Reinforcements arrived with artil lery and heavy firing followed. The parliament house Is entirely surround ed by troops. The shah is a prisoner In his sum mer palace. Several plots against the life of the ruler have been discovered. Carticgio AMs Obcrlln. Oberlln, O., June 23. With elabo- fiite exorcises, the magnificent li brary building donated to Oberlin college by Andrew Carnegie, was ded icated today. William Coolldge Lane librarian of Harvard University, made tho chief address, his subject being Cooperation Between College Li braries." American In Parliament. Dublin, Ireland, June 23. Robert J. Burke, formerly of San Francisco, will soon enter parliament as a mem ber of tho Irish parliamentary party. It Is, understood on good authority he will assist John Redmond In his campaign for home rule. Burke lost considerable money In the disaster of 1906. but Is still worth millions. He built a castle for one of his constitu ents in Tlperary. If BE MARKET ONE WEEK EARLY BECAUSE OF JULY FOURTH Many Ghk1 Horses Being Listed lYovlinlty of Harvest and Demand for Teams Makes Coining Sale an Important One Buyers Will Be Plentiful Outside Dealers Will Be Here. Saturday, June 27, will be the next market day in Pendleton, instead of July 4, upon which date the regular July market would occur. Owing to the fact that the stores will be closed and business suspended in the city on the Fourth, the management of the market days decided to hold the July event a week earlier and a most In teresting and successful sale Is prom Ised. A large amount of stock is being listed and some excellent horses will be offered for sale. Owing to the fact that harvest will begin soon after this sales day many farmers are now look ing for teams to use In the wheat harvest and buyers promise to be plen tiful and willing to buy good horses. One prominent horse buyer from Billings, Mont., has written that he will be here on that date and a Seat tle buyer who visits eastern Oregon occasionally, win attend the sale here next Saturday. Manager S. C. BIttner of the mar ket days, Is well pleased with the out look and expects to have a fine list of stock to offer at the next sale. The colony of Barbary apes, on the rock of Gibraltar, Is the only one of Its kind in existence, and is being protecter by the British government Most of Equipment Including Horses Being Shipped to Other Reclamation Projects in the West Many Horses . Will Be Offered for Sale Engln- -eers Being Assigned to New Duties - Tieton, Yuma, Klamath and Cal ifornia Proocts Among Those Get ting Umatilla Equipment. The last dollar of the $1. 100,000 appropriation for the Umatilla gov ernment Irrigation project is being -spent this week and within a few days the great dam and reservoir will: have been completed and the project will be ready for 'the settler. This week practically all of th work will be finished. A small force of men will be employed for a short time In putting the finishing touches on the dam, putting the riprap sur facing In place and clearing away the rubbish and debris and soon there will be In all the once busy camp, but one or two lonely caretakers and watchmen. Of the 150 fine team horses owned by the government and used In com pleting the project, a portion will be shipped to the Tieton project to bo used In the construction of the reser voir, some will be sent to Klamfatk and still others to other project;. However, a pqrtlon of the horses will be placed In the hands of gov ernment agents for sale and if within a reasonable time the horses are not sold at private sale a public auction will be held at the government camp or at Hermlston for. the purpose of disposing of the stock. The equipment Is being sent to other projects as fast as it can be shipped out Part of the equipment will be sent to Yuma, Ariz., a part to the Tieton project and part to California projects. The work of taking up the railroad track will soon be finished and the bustling activity which has marked the government work for the past year and a half will be but his tory within a short time. The engineers employed on the Umatilla project will be assigned to duty In different portions of the west. However, most of the engineers and other employes of the reclamation service will take- a vacation before engaging actively In the work of their new positions. NEBRASKA CONVICTS ARE IDLE.. Contract With Broom Company Ex pires and Men Stop Work. Lincoln, June 23. Four hundred convicts In the Nebraska penitentiary are idle, a majority of the members-, of the board of public lands anfi buildings having voted not to permit -the Lee Broom and Duster company to have their services longer at 50 cents a day, the contract price In ef fect for several years. Warden Beemer was Instructed to collect the amount due from the company, between 16000 and $7000, and order the broom company to take out Its machinery. Three, members of the board only re In the city Treasurer Brian, At torney General Thompson and Seere- ary of State Junkln but they are united tna' the price of 50 cents a day, when the state furnishes bufld- ngs. heat, light and power, Is too low. They demand 75 cents a day, which Clinton R. Lee of the broom company says he will not pay. Men Must Be Gallant. City of Mexico, June 23. Men are to be made gallant by law In the state f Michoacan, where Governor Mer- cado has Issued regulations requiring" male passengers In street cars to give their seats to ladles or go to Jail. 1 OF ITER T A TS 15 In the big water suit pending from the east end of the county Circuit Judge Bean has a case that for the multitude of interests Involved Is probably not surpassed by any other single piece of litigation in the state or in the west. Between 350 and 400 people are Involved In the suit and as the case Involves the amounts of wa ter each may receive for irrigation purposes the case is one that is al ways "at Issue." By an order of the court each man Involved Is now being allowed two Inches of water per acre and the gen eral work of seeing that the ruling is adhered to is being done by a com mission composed of six men In the affected community. These men are J. N. Stone, Fred Evans. Manna Bost wiek, James Harris, Jonathan Tal bott and O. IC. Goodman, the latter being secretary. But the equitable distribution of the water is a problem of Its own and It Is especially so at this time of the year when every drop of water is val uable. This morning the court lis tened at length to a narrative of woe from one litigant who has not been receiving the water he feels he Is en titled to. Just when the water suit will come up for further trial Is not known at present.