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1 1 HGEDITION VOL. 21. PENDLETON, OREGON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1908. NO. 6342 - I, . ' EVEHING EDITIDIi Wall tnnlffhf TtfaA "lx BAILT U SiX A r& th. COW tO bCk P Pair tonight and Wed- ' Snd tn6 m,lked r " ' ",M ' - - - - 7 - - 1 . - 1 ." ,, 1 .1 , ..J... 11. ., .. - ., , '. ' "" ' ' i. "" ' ' 1 r; POKER CUIUS ANOTHEH VICTIM Arthur Van Winkle Forges Checks to Get Money to Stay in Clandestine Game. rilOT ROCK BUSINESS MEN AHE LOSERS. Name of II. II. McReynolds la Forged and Merchants Cash Worthless Pa per to Value of $05 Youiig nuui Skips Country ami Was Iat Been Near Uklali Secured tiie Money Friday, But Matter Was Not Re ported to Acting District Attorney Ferguson Until Last Evening. Although poker playing and gambl ing of all kinds la strictly prohibited In Pilot Rock, and In all of Oregon, for that matter, another young man has gons wrong as a result, It Is said, of a clandestine poker game at Pilot Rock last Friday night. Arthur Van Winkle, who has been employed by H. H. McReynolds, the Pilot Rock butcher, for the past three months, has Just issued four checks aggregating $95, on the Bank of Pilot Rock and has fled the country, going south toward Uklah, where he was last seen. It is said that Van Winkle secured money on the checks with which to take part in a poker game and those who held checks, feeling that he would have money In the bank to re deem them, delayed reporting the matter until last evening, when it was reported to Acting District Attorney Charles J. Ferguson. Four checks were cashed for Van Winkle Friday night, by the follow ing PUoLjcc:Tir.: men: Carnes BrothersVlSO; H. O. Casteel, $20; Walter Smith, $20, and Sim Jlnklns, 125, , When the checks, were offered l ' th Saturday, It was found that Van Winkle had no funds there, but that he had an account at the bank some time before. Thinking that he would rot urn to make the checks good, the matter was not given out However, after waiting until Mon day afternoon for Van Winkle to re turn, the holders of the checks noti fied the acting district attorney and a search for the young man is now being made. He was last seen In the vicinity of Uklah, Sunday. He came to Pilot Rock from The Dalles, but had formerly lived at Uklah. Van Winkle was about 22 years of age and had borne a good reputa tion at Pilot Rock, where he had been employed In the butcher business con ducted by Mr. McReynolds, for the past three months. His action Is a surprise to all who knew him and it Is not believed that he would have committed the crime had he not been Inveigled Into the poker game, as la asserted by all who are famlUar with the circumstances. - Tried to Exterminate His Own . Family. Rockvllle, Conn., Aug. 4. Charged with beating out his wife's brains witli a sledge ltammer and cutting his daughter's tlroat, Jolin Zctt, a Hun garian farmer,. Is being brought here. He was captured after being knocked unconscious by his son, whom ho also attempted to kill. Ho sought the live of his family for fancied wrongs. PLENTY HELP THIS YEAR, Farmers Blessed With Good Weather and Sufficient Farm Help. The second week of actual harvest Iti the Grand Ronde valley opened tls morning, says the La Grande Ob server. Reports contlnuo to come In Of average crops and aided by favor able climatic conditions, and plenty of help, the farmers are raking In the golden sheckles. Help has been less hard to procure this year than any time In years past. Scarcely a farmer but what has all the help he needs, but Is pnylng good wages, nevertheless. Between 80 and 40 carpenters and brick masons are now employed In this city on the various buildings un der construction. The largest force of brlckmasons and carpenters Is em ployed on the city hall, which is rap Idly nearlng completion. The new concrete block garage be ing erected on Johnson street by the Pendleton Auto company, is now be Ing pushed along rapidly and a con siderable force Is employed there by Boothby ft Hale, the contractors. Work on the new Episcopal rector on Johnson street, Is also progressing CHEAT BUILDING Mill IN PENDLETON HEAT KILLS RABIES BY TIIE SCORE. Chicago, Aug. 4. Seventy six prostrations were reported today and the city Is In the' throes of another terrific heat wave. It was 90 degrees at noon. Eighty babies died from the heat yesterday and many more deaths are inevitable If the heat continues. Three deaths were added to day to the long list, making a total of eight adults dead In the lust 24 hours. HAVE BHVAN'S PICTURE ON THEIR HOSIERY. Lincoln, Neb., Girls nave a New Fad In Embroidery. Lincoln, Neb. Aug. 4. A windstorm which tore things up around Fair- view has served to disclose a new fad which Lincoln's young women have taken up. The wind showed they are embroidering on their hosiery por traits of great men, past and present. One girl whose skirts were caught by the wind had pictures of Washington, Bryan and Taft worked on her stock ings, and blushlngly admitted that "all the girls are taking up the idea.' FLEET MAKES RECORD. Traveling Great Distance on Small Coal Allowance, (Wldelessto Suva, Flpi Island: Aboard the Georgia, Aug. 4.) The fleet passed the Friendly Islands this afternoon. The ships are making a remarkable record for coal endur ance. Experts on the vessels say the distance traversed per ton is a reve lation to the entire world. The ships spent yesterday morning In evolutions. At a signal from the Connecticut the vessels swung around from single column, In which they had been traveling two days, Into battle line. They will arrive at Aukland Aug ust . SAO SUICIDE OF DESCRIBES ON PAPER AWFUL PAIN SUFFERED. Grief Over Loss of Two Children and Homesickness for Mother In Spo. kano Leads Los Angeles Woman to Take Carbolic Add Regrets Rash Act When Too Late. Los Angeles. Aug. 4. Mrs. Cora Cummlngs is in a hospital after drink ing carbolic acid and describing on paper the awful pain she suffered be fore she lost consciousness. flrlpf over the death of her two ba bies and homesickness for her mother who lives In Spokane, caused the wo man to seek death. After drinking the acid she wrote: "Guy, my dear, I feel no pain, only a bod stomach ache; oh, do tryt may be I hope not. When you come I'll be dead. Just think, dead, won't it be funny. Pains are so bad, don't you ever do as I did. It is awful. Don't ever do as I done. I can't stand It. Oh, Guy, Its worse and worse, It Is killing me, I wish" At this point the pencil dropped and she fell groaning to the floor. Her husband, who was near the house, heard her cries, rushed in and took his wife to the hospital. Religions War Threatened. Lisbon, Portugal, Aug. 4. A relig ious war Is Imminent In Portugal. -A bill Introduced by Alfonso Kosta, lead er of the republicans In the chamber of deputies, the most bitter enemy of the government, providing for the ex pulsion of all religious orders from Portugal, Is the storm center. The bill Is thought to be a veiled attack on the throne, which favors Catholi cism. Montana forest fires have been placed under control after ' doing more than $16,000 worth of ramage. rapidly, the stone foundation and basement being about complete. G. I. La Dow Is the contractor and will employ a considerable force of men on the building. Contractor Diinlap is finishing an elegant cottage for C. S. Terpenlng on Tustln stret and plans are now under way for the McNabb cottage on East Court street. Numerous re pairs and additions have been made to dwelling houses during the sum. mer and taken all through, It has been one of the best summer seasons experienced In the building line for several years. 0 C HE CUTTLE RUSTLES S 1 George Moore Dead and Two Companions Wounded Near Lewiston. GUN FIGHT ' FOLLOWS SENSATIONAL JAIL BREAK Two Men Make Wild Dash for Free dom After Being Arraigned" on Charge of Stealing Cattle Joined by Two Companions on Outskirts of Town and Flight Is On Meet ing Enemies on Road, They Open Fire Dan Oarr Docs Deadly Work with Winchester. Lewiston, Aug. 4. A thrilling re minder of frontier days In the Inland Empire is contained In the range tragedy which was enacted near here last evening. As a result of the tragedy George Moore, cattle rustler, is dead; A. J. Sloan and W. P. Reed, companions, are wounded, while Dan Carr, the complaining witness, received five wounds late this afternoon In a gua fight at the Carr homestead seven miles from Oroflno, on the Pierce City road. The shooting affray Is the result of a break for liberty made by Reed and Rice, who were arraigned In Oroflno Monday morning on a charge of cat tle stealing. The men started at breakneck speed out of town and were Joined In the suburbs by George Moore and A. J. Sloan, for whom of ficers had been seeking several days on cattle stealing charges. Meet in Road, The outlaws followed the Pierce City road and when within one-fourth mile of the Carr homestead met Al bert Carr and Sam Craig In th road. The ' desperadoes opened fire and drove young Carr and Craig to cov er. Shots were heard by Dan Carr, father of Albert, and he, with a Win chester rifle and three cartridges, started for the scene of the trouble. Telephone messages from Oroflno had warned the elder Carr of the es cape of the cattle thieves, and when the shooting commenced he knew his son and companion had encountered the outlaws. When Dan Carr met the men a fus illade of shots greeted the rancher, but Carr killed Moore at the first shot, wounded Rice with a bullet through the neck and sent a ball through the right arm of Reed. Carr himself received two scalp wounds, a bullet through the left leg, one through the right thigh and one through the body. The wounds are not very serious. The shooting was reported to the sheriffs office and under the direc tion of Sheriff Harry Lydon posses were organized at Pierce City, Welppe and Oroflno and started In pursuit. Latest reports state that the men have ben driven to cover on a ridge between Oroflno and Ford's Creek, and .It Is expected that their capture will be effected tomorrow. STRIKE WILL TIE I P CANADIAN PACIFIC. . ..Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 4. Canadi an Pacific mechanics at Winnipeg, struck at noon today. Tho whole system from Vancouver to Montreal will 1k tied up, as the conductors and engineers have promised supixwt. Ten thousand mm are involved. CAREFULLY PLANNED. Wlnnlcg, Aug. 4. J. H. McVety, representing tlio machinists' union, officially announced today that tho machinists of the entire C. P. rail way would quit at 10 tomorrow morn ing, Indicating n general strike has been carefully planned for that time. Road Officials Won't Talk. Winnipeg, ug. 4. The road offic ials decline to discuss the strike. The road will be. tied up from Hal ifax to Vancouver during tho heavy grain shipping season unless an agree ment Is reached speedily. The breach Is wide, the strike com ing after three months of attempts at arbitration. The men have declined to accept the decision of the arbitra tion boadr. Fire Boat Sunk. Chicago, Aug. 4. The fire boat Il linois was sunk and three men prob ably fatally hurt by the collapse of the wall of the big elevator in yes terday's million and a half fire. The firemen were on the boat playing streams on the smouldering ruins today when the wall collapsed. They swam to escape. To ran Taft's Speeches. Hot Springs, Va., Aug. 4. Taft Is practicing his voice preparatory to delivering several speeches Into a phonograph for reproduction whese the people, will not be able to hear the campaign addresses. HETIC IS tRE ins Horrors of Terrible Holocaust in Fernie District Are Being Hourly Revealed, BODIES OF UNKNOWN AWAIT IDENTIFICATION. People Driven to Great Extremes to Escape Heat Bodies of Entire Family Found in Well Sought Shelter nnd Were Suffocated Son and Family Forced to Flee, Leav ing Invalid Mother to Bo Devoured By names Four Drunks Perish in Hotel. Fernie, B. C, Aug. 4. Smoke and embers are still flying over the site of the .destroyed town, making it ex tremely dlsagreable for the homeless. There Is little danger of further de struction, however, unless another gale arises. The bodies of the victims have been placed In the basement of the office of the Crows Nest Pass Coal Co,, one of the two business buildings left standing, where the unknown will await identification. The body of Robbert Kern has been found. One of the tragic fatalities was the extremes to which people were driven to escape the heat The bodtea of a family of four were found In a well, a miner, tils wife and two children, where they sought refuge. The fire had burned to the water's edge, and the miner was badly burn ed. The wife and children were suf focated to death. Only a little water was left In tfce well, which was curb ed with wood. After climbing Into it the miner and family were evident ly unable to get vut. YV?5 io Desert Mother. Even more pathetic was the awful manner in which Mrs. Addle Turner, an aged Invalid, living with her son In a Fernie annex, met her death. When he realized his house was go ing, Turner prepared his wife and children for flight. The aged woman couldn't walk. She pleaded with Tur ner and hi? family to save their own lives and leave her there. When the house caught fire Turner wrapped his mother In a wet blan ket, laid her on the ground, then seized his wife and children and fled. Nothing but the blackened bones of the old woman were found. Lives Lost In Hotel. It Is believed that several lives were lost in the Waldorf hotel. The last persons leaving after It was aflame, say four drunken men were left on the floor. Robert Lane, a young miner, who had only been married a few weeks, was found dead In West Fernie. Fire Extlngulslied. Winnipeg. Aug. 4. A Cranbroot dispatch says the fire In the Crow's Nest district Is extinguished and or der has been restored. Hundreds are missing, but the Indications are that not so many are dead as was at first reported. FIVE YEARS OF PIUS X. Anniversary of Pojie's Reign Celebrat 4 cd Throughout Italy. Rome, Aug. 4. There Is universal rejoicing at the special celebration which marks tho completion of the fifth year of the reign of Pope Pius X, today through Italy. With great pomp the occasion was dedicated In the Vatican. The" pope is receiving the college of cardinals In a body, and granting audience to a large as semblage of prominent churchmen from all parts of the' world. Cardinal Gibbons of Baltimore, was one of the principal visitors. Greet ings were extended by all military and lay officials of Rome and several col lege prelates. As those dignitaries passed in review before the pope the great audience In the chamber of the Vatican presented a brilliant scene. SENATOR ALLISON DIES. Dubuque, Iowa, Aug. 4. United States Senator Allison of Iowa, died of heart disease at 2 this afternoon. A CURIOUS THEFT. Thief Steals Excess Check Calling for Bxly of Dead Man. Dispatches from Nampa state that a thief who passed - through there Saturday morning stole a poeketbook containing an excess baggage check calling for the body of a dead man that was being shipped to Nampa. The check was being carried by the brother of the dead man, and while he was asleep on the train the pocket book was stolen. Baker City Her ald. If you would not be known to do a thing, never do It. Kmerson. AIRSHIP FLIES AS GRACEFULLY AS A BIRD. Berlin, Aug. 4. Count Zeppe- lln in a monster dirglble bal- loon, was sighted over Strauss- burg today, five hours after he left Lake Constance In an at- tempt to remain In the air 24 hours. The ship made a perfect ascent, sweeping gracefully into the air, under perfect control. The test of flying 24 hours was made under the requirements of the government, which may buy the balloon. He says he will start on a time endurance trip as soon as he completes the present voyage. BUUCTED GIRL RETURNS UNINJURED. Publicity of Case Probably All That Saved Veronica Cassidy From Hor rible Fate. Chicago, Aug. 4. Veronica Cassi dy, the 12-year-old girl whose mys terious adbuctlon last Thursday caused unusual police activity In this city, returned to her home Saturday night from Cincinnati, whither she had been taken by her alleged ab ductor, F. J. Blair. She told her pa rents that Blair had placed her aboard a train Immediately after leading her away From home and that they had been In a rooming house In the Ohio city until this morning, when the man gave her a ticket to Chicago and told her to go home. The unexpected return of the child turned a house of mourning into a place of Joy.- Her mother and sister, sleepless since Thursday when they discovered that Blair had given a fictitious address in taking Veronica from her home to be a companion of his wife, became prostrated today. Mrs. Catherine Cassidy, the mother, became hysterical late today and only the sudden appearance of the missing gicl saved her from serious Illness, according to the physicians. Anna May Cassidy, Veronica, sister, had spent all of last night with relatives trying to locate the younger girl. OREGON BETS FOOEST F RUM OF $32,S1S AS SHARE OF INCOME. Government Apportions the Proceeds of the Forest Reserves Amounting to $447,0S.7 Montana Leads All States with the Sum of $75,807.41 Idaho Is Second with $Sn307.84 Announcement has Just been made of the amounts which each state con taining national forests will receive under the new law giving 25 per cent of the gross receipts from forests to these states. The total amount to go to the states from the receipts of the fiscal year which ended June SO Is $447,06179. The amounts to go to each state or territory are: Alaska, $2,684.78; Arizona, $42,610.44; Arkansas, $313.68; California, 62.437.78; Colo rado, $50,955.67; Idaho, $56,307.84; Kansas, $643.65; Montana, $75. S07.41; Nebraska $2,349.77; Nevada, $4,577.95; New Mexico, $25,464.12; Oklahoma, $564,48; Oregon, $32. 313.52; South Dakota, $8,456.60; Utah, $32,151. 02 (Including Uinta In dian refund of $5,348.07); Washing ton, $18,032.79. and Wyoming, $41, 402.38. The law requires that this money be expended upon public roads and schools by the counties which contain national forest land. In this way the counties are compensated for the re duction of taxable area brought about by the existence of the forests. Before this year the states have re ceived 10 per cent of the gross re ceipts, but congress voted last win ter to Increase the amount to 25 per cent. Eighty men have been released from the Washington state peniten tiary as the result of the action taken by the state board of control a week ago. BIG INCREASE III POSTOFFICE BUSINESS Despite the dry season, alleged crop shortage and prohibition, the July business for Pendleton postof flce Is $247.69 ahead of the business transacted by the office during the month of July, 1907. The report of the Pendleton office for the past month has Just been pre pared by Assistant Postmaster Harry B. Reese, and shows the total Income from all sources to be $1(23.76, of which sum $1562.65 was the proceeds of stamp sales. The expenses for the month amounted to $980.35, leaving a GIG RESERVOm IS Scene of Recent Great Activity Now Deserted Save for a Solitary Walchman. PRACTICALLY ALL OF MACHINERY SHIPPED AWAY Big Lake Will Be Allowed to Drain After Close of Present Irrigation Scnxon Will Be Filled to Full Ca padty Tliis Winter Work of Ce menting Main Feed Canal Progress), ing Rapidly About 1000 Acres in Reservoir Now Covered With Water Being Put on Raw Land. Where two months ago 200 men and 100 teams were tolling on the dam of the Umatilla Irrigation reser voir, there Is now one lone watchman keeping vigil over the piles of ma chinery, empty houses, headgate, tow er and dam. Practically all of the government machinery excepting the locomotives has been shipped away, the horses have been sold, the reservoir Is now in the hands of the Waterusers' asso ciation and the work Is completed. The railroad track has not yet been torn up, but It Is expected that this will be done soon. The locomotives will also be sent out soon to other projects and within a few weeks there will be nothing but the grim and for saken shanties to mark the spot where great activity has been seen for two years past. WBI Drain Reservoir. The officials In charge will drain the reservoir after the present Irrigat ing season Is over in order to allow the bottom to settle and to do away with small seepages which .are no in evidence. . It Is estimated that it will require a month to drain the great space now filled -with water, but that It will be a great benefit to the reservoir to drain It before it is allow ed to fill during the winter with the flood water, is the opinion of those in charge. The water now in the reservoir, about 1000 acres in extent, will be al lowed to cover the raw lands, thus giving the entire project a good soak ing. With the beginning of high wa ter during the fall, the reservoir will be opened again, the canal near Echo have been cemented and all will be In readiness for the filling of the reser voir to Its capacity, about 17,000,000,- 000 gallons. Work on the cement lining for the canal near Echo, Is now progressing satisfactorily and will have been com pleted by September 1. This will be the very last task of the ditch and dam builders of the Umatilla project. and after that Is completed the entire project will be turned over to the people who own the land under It Many Applications for Position. That Pendleton Is an attractive place for teachers, as well as home seekers. Is shown by the large num ber of applications received by Prin cipal Bleakney of Pendleton acad emy for the position of teacher of domestic science. About half a dos en applications have been received from Tennessee, Georgia, Michigan and other . eastern and southern states. A teacher has not yet been selected for the place. Cut Throat With Scissors. Belllngham. Wash., Aug. 4. The) fact has Just become known that Mrs. Williams, wife of Sheriff An drew Williams of Whatcom county, attempted suicide Sunday by cutting her throat and wrists with scissors. It Is supposed she was despondent over the recent death of her daugh ter. She will recover. Fire in Chehalls County. Hoqulam, Wash.," Aug. 4. One of the worst forest fires in the history of Chehalls county Is threatening the entire logging districts In this vlcln Jty, and Is raging twelve miles north of this city. It Is reported that the loss Is now a quarter of a million. balance for the government of $643.41. During the month of July, 1907, the total income of the office was $1376.17. against $1623.76 this year, showing a healthy Increase in spite of the fact that many things have combined to reduce the business. With the return of Pendleton peo ple from the coast and the Increas ed population of the city for school purposes next fall, it Is expected that Pendleton office will close the bannei year in Its history on. December 31, 1908. MOT