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EM6E01T10B j 111 J EVENING EDITION "n1 wn'n"-r- Jl. ii" , , V ,,, I ready to go popping. VOL. 21. PENDLETON, OREGON, TIiritSDAY. SEI'TEM IJEU 21. 1008 NO. fiOSG COUNCIL PROHIBITS LIQUOR BUI NOT TUBERCULAR "MIKES" Star Chamber Session Considers Removal of the Restricted District, Order Following This Morning, Policeman Kearney Clears Chuiiiherw of All Citizen W hile Council Con tinue (VftisfdcmtioliH or labile Matter ('ily JlcuUli Orriccr Deelarc TImtc I'xhl Cases of Tiilxictilosls Oiused from Milk Anions: Pcndle ton'H ililldrcn Jctn No Opportunity to 1'rgo Measure Xctir Rcer Ordinance Shelved rrolilhllloii Now City I-aw Soiled Dove Musi Go. By holding a star chamber session, ordering a moving day for u large part of the red light district, slaugh tering the mlk ordinance and passing a sweeping prohibition ordinance, the Pendleton city council last evening broke away from the regulation rou tine meeting and went on record In more ways than one. Soon after the meeting was called to order and the minutes read and approved, the prohibition ordinance, nearly an exact duplicate of the state statute, with an emergency clause at tached, making it go Into effect at once, giving the city police the same powers as are possessed by the coun ty officers, was brought up and passed. Mayor Murphy Immediately affixed his signature to the measure, which Is now one of the laws of the city. Milk Ordinance Killed. The ordinance committee then re ported the milk ordinance with the recommendation that It be not pass ed and the report was unanimously adopted, the death knell of the meas ure being thereby sounded without one word of discussion or comment, those present being left absolutely In the dark as' to the reason for the -shelving of the proposition. Drs Coli and McClure were both pres. ent. prepared to speak in favor of the measure and to say they were greatly chagrined and disappointed when the ordinance was killed without their having been given a chance to be heard, would be stating it mildly. Dr. Cole declares the ordinance was clearly and absolutely a meritorious measure, that Its passage would have been to the best Interest of the pub lic and the dairymen alike, that no expense would hae resulted to eith er the dairymen or the public and he falls to see any good reason why It should not have been made a law at once. I Mire Milk of Vital Inqiortanoo. "Why, that ordinance Is of far more Importance to the city of Pendleton at the present tine than any street car franchise or the discussion of the red light district," declared the city In favor of Its passage, but that they feared Its passage at this time would work a hardship upon some local in terests without giving the relief de sired. They say It would be useless for the city to attempt to regulate Its milk supply until some action along this line Is taken by the state, which they believed would be done at the next session of the legislature. It was cited for instance that one Echo dairyman is shipping several gallons oi cream to mis c:ty ami mat ir an attempt were made to compel him to have Ids cows inspected he would probably refuse and ship his cream to Portland or some other point. It was, therefore, stated by one member of the ordinance committee that this measure would be preserved and as soon as the state took some action along the line, It would be Immediate ly passed by the council. Dr. Cole's answer to the above ar gument Is that If the Echo man's cream Is free from tuberculosis, the market here would be Just as open to him as before and If not free wo would not want it here under any cir cumstances. Slaughter Hon? Obnoxious. 4 . n pent. on was next liresotite,! In council, asking that the behind closed doors an order was In sued by the .mayor this morning and placed In the hands of Chief of Po. lice Ourdane, Instructing him to see that all bawdy house women are re moved from the one-story buildings and the ground floors of the two story buildings on Cottonwood street, that the lattice work fences In front of these houses be torn down. The order goes Into effect October 1, or one week from today. It Is believed that the order com pelling these women to move up stairs will make It Impossible for boys and young men to loiter about such pines and that It will result in the tearing down of the old wooden shacks along Cottonwood Btreet and the erection of brick buildings. It is certain that the row of little oil cribs must be torn out ami the rooms on the lower floors of the two two story structures must be torn out so these floors cannot be used for bawdy house purposes. Pool Rooms and Milliard Parlors. Another question discussed at the star chamber session was the prob lem presented by the existence of bil liard parlors and pool rooms. One councilman declared this morning that the evils of these places and the prob lems they present (o the council for solution are greater than those pre sented by the "near beer" Joints. . The ordllnance which had for its object the licensing of the "near beer" houses was not brought UP at the reg- MYSTERY S I HEARING Widow of Murderfd . Man Takes Stand to Tell of the Crime, hears i i' r.NDFis rim-: THHOFGIIOl T HALF HOl'H. Wldotv Prcuks Down When Telling of Dr. Rustlns I tela I ions Willi Mrs. Itice Is Comforted by Her Daugh ter During Ordeal DuvM Defcndetl by Prominent Counsel Society Wo. men Throng- the Court .Mrs". Kiistin Faint When Filtering Building. Omaha, Sept. 24. The preliminary hearing of Charles E. Davis, who Is being held for investigation in con nection with the death of Dr. Kustln, began this morning. The police court wag crowded with society women. Davis Is accompanied by his medical EXTERPRISE HOTEL Bl'RVED TO THE GROUND. Enterprise, Ore., Sept. 24. Fire broke out in the kitchen of the Burt cher hotel at 8 o'clock last night and when discovered the entire rear end of the building was ablaze. In less than 20 minutes the building and its entire contents were lapped up by the angry flames. i ne cook nuci jusi icii me niicneii a r after her day's work and It Is sup- v6IZ6S UUSl posed the fire originated In the kitch en from a defective flue. Prompt action on the part of the Enterprise fire department saved sev eral nearby buildings. At this time the loss to the owner Is hard to es timate, as nearly all the personal be longings of the proprietor and his family were destroyed The building v. as a two-story frame structure and npnsented a greater part of Mr. Puncher's holdings, and consequent ly will be a considerable loss to him, an he carried no Insurance. mm am MS THEIfl GOLD of American Miners on Siberian Coast and Flies off With Property, GOVERNOR OF PROVINCE OX HOARD AT TIME nlng and while it was discussed brief ly at the session behind closed doors, It Is not believed that any further ef fort will be made to pass it, at least in Its pi i si nt form. Taft Suffer from Throat. Madison. Sept. 24. Fpoii his ar rival here Judge Taft was suffering terribly fiom his throat which has given away after the strain of public speaking of the last few days. He was very little better after treatments by Dr. Richardson. Asked regarding the Haskell mat ter Judge Taft declared that he would not iepy nt P'Hst until he bad learned definitely what the governor said about him. the in physician, with some show of lndig-1 opportunity to keep their oaths of of- enforclng the existing ordi nation. "The question of a pure milk supply Is of vital Importance and I cannot understand why It was turned down without any discussion or any reason being given." The doctor then proceeded to cite Instances In this city where children are now suffering from tuberculosis from, as he believes, the use of milk from tubercular cows. Dr. McCluro was equally as pin- phatle In his statements concerning the ordinance and the action of the council In killing It. He said the chances were . very strongly In favor of Pendleton waking up some dav to find Itself In the grip of an epidemic which could be traced directly to an Impure milk supply, and for which the council could hold Itself respon soble, Why It Was Klllnl. When seen this morning, members of the council gave nH their reason for tabling the ordinance that It was a larger proposition than they could handle. They declared that r-ery member of the council bellevrd tin measure to be a good thing and were slaughter I pens of the Empire Meat company.' located In the west end of the city, lie ordered removed from within the city limits. The petition was signed by a number of property owners In that section of the city and declared! inai me place was obnoxious in extreme. Attorney Charles J. Ferguson next read a petition, signed by a number of property owners, asking that the council enforce the ordinances pro. hlblting the conducting of bawdy houses within the city and prohibit ing the rental of buildings for bawdy house purposes. Ferguson stated it. explanation that the people who had employed him were In earnest In the matter and prposed to have the bawdy houses removed. He said, however, that they did not wish to usurp the powers of the council anil preferred give me members of that bodv to an flee hv nances Ferguson stated further that In case the council did not order the re moval or the houses in question that the petitioners would take up the matter themselves and would banish the houses, even If It became neces- smy 10 arrest and rearrest everyone in connection with them and the own ers of the buildings used for bawdy house purposes. Without any comment the petition was referred to the police committee, but It seems the members of the council had already been considering this question, for Immediately there after an adjournment was had. The counellmen kept their seats, however, and orfieer Kearney was ordered to clear the room of reporters and spectators. ular session of the council last eve-1 attendant ; his face Is wrinkled and ho is appaiently quite worried Fred Davis, a brother of the accused, who Is vise president of the First National bank, was present with a big array of prominent counsel. Mrs. Rustln arrived after the case was called, dressed til mourning and accompanied by her mother and a nurse. She fainted while climbing the stairs, but was revived in the apartments' of the matron. Mrs. Archer, a neighbor of the Rus tins, testified that she heard the shot but s.uv nobody leave the Kustln home. She heard Mrs. Rustin scream, and also heard a man's voice and ' body fall heavily. She saw a 'iw;f v.kik by shortly afterward. He was rather -heavy and wore a soft I black iiat. Archer corroborated the j story of his wife. Dr. Lavender, w ho ! performed the autopsy, said the i mm I hardly could have been self- inflicted. Mrs. Rustin follo.ved Dr. Lavender to the stand and repeated her inquest testimony. She explain ed that she was awakened by the shot and found her husband lying on the porch In the chair. He -declared: "A man shot inc." she declared she did not see the pistol. That there never had been one in the house, and she had never known Rustln o carry a gun. She exhibited fine control ex cept when speaking of her husband's c nnection with Mrs. Rice. Mrs. i ku.-iln's voice dropped to a w hisper j when answering the county attorney's questions. She said her husband had murmured. "Oh Polly, Polly, Polly," Win n asked who he meant Mrs. Rus tic, replied: "I know now, but didn't know then. Polly was Dr. Rustln's pet name for Mrs. Abbie Rice." Mrs. Rice remained In the matron's room during the widow's testimony ami was very nervous. Mrs. Rustln urged her daughter to keep her nerve up ROYAL HAC KS ARE HELD OX DAXGEROIS COURSE. Douglas, Isle of Man, Sept. 24. Grave apprehension Is ten here over the statement of experts that the course over which the Royal Auto-' mobile club's races are being run is very dangerous. Already one acci dent hs marred the events and oth ers are feared. , Shortly after the first race began today P. D. Stirling's Hutton car col-( llded with the low stone wall which guards the course, demolishing the car and dangerously Injuring the two occupants . Men Were Working I'nder An Agree, meiut With the Czar Made by John Kosen Seizure Does Xot Surprise Offlclul of Northeast Company, Wlio Explains Tlmt Czar Was Mia informed As to Richness of Diggings and Probably Ordered Act. ItLIXI) SENATOR SPEAKS TO SEATTLK DEMOCRACY. Nome, Sept. 24. Apparently .with out warrant, making absolutely no ex planation of the act, the Russian gun boat Chilka has seized some 110,000 In gold belonging to American miners who were operating at Anedie Siberia. The seizure occurred September 15, and news has Just reached here. The vessel at the time had aboard the Russion governor, who seemed to direct .the act. The miners were working the under an agreement of John with the czar. mines Rosen mis Jl m i inrornii Hi SPOK NE AI'CIIITFtT DRAWS DOWN 15KJ FEES Seattle, Sept. 24. Senator Gore of Oklahoma, arrived here this morning and will tonight address the demo crats of Seattle at Dreamland rink. Senator Gore Is the blind member of the senate whose speech at the (Umoeratic convention at Denver was the signal for the great demonstra tion at the mention of Bryan's name w hich broke all cTieerlng records. - The senator refused to discuss the Haskell incident. MAROONED 111 T j Not nt All Surprised. Seattle, Sept. 24. A. H. Buber, as ' sociated with the Northeast company when Informed today of the action of the Russian gunboat Chilka In seizing American gold declared that he was not surprised. I According to Mr. Baber the act probably resulted from reports sent by the Russian consul general at San i Francisco to St. Petersburg. Some time ago the Russian government j granted Rosen the right to recover all j minerals of the Tohukotsh peninsula, i In accordance with which the Amerl j cans were working, but the czar has received according to Mr. Baber's j story, untrue reports about the rlch ; ness of the diggings and hence or , dered the seizure. .TOE C.AXS TO FIGHT ItEFOlJE CROWNED HEADS Aicraacs Stood Per Month for Last 17 .Months, or More Than (ioernor anil All Other Leading Officers In the Stae Combined Dow Shht- J ilsed All liiillding and Draws All Plans' ApMiliitcd i(y Hoards ofj Coin ml. Xot Khvted. I 1 Olympia candidates I their good I tins for tli6 Wash.. Sept. 24. The: who spent big sums of j money In seeking nomlna- j various offices at the last ;.solixe I.E FAILS AXD I AVES CAR STRAXDED Baltimore, Sept. 24. Defeat at the hands of Battling Nelson does not put Joe Ginis down and out forever. I and the fast colored fighter is now Mr. and Mrs. Mooreliead Have IK, going after other honors than those eldedly l iniletisiint Experience In nforiled by the championship of his Waiting for Daylight Through 1 l li,ss- He 'eaves his home In this city i. mi a biuiiiiik partner soon to go to England, where he has an en engagement to box before King Ed- Mornlng Hours Had Xo Protec tion from Cold Xlght Air Flnull Discovered IHiitlon to he Wlchiii Four Miles of Pendleton. then dis- Star Chamber Session. A star chamber session was held and though the questions cussed were supposed to have been of public interest the public was not ta ken Into the confidence of the coun ellmen. As a result of this session WEDGED III WINDOW Bf MERRf WIDOW The Dalles, Sept. 21. Wedged In a window and held as In the grip of a vise by her Merry Widow hat, a high school girl of this clly was helpless last evening until her comrades re leased her by unpinning the headgear. The. peculiar situation came about when the members of the high school basketball team sought a place for practice. They chose the old Laid win opera house. The fact that the house was locked presented but little dlflculty to the athletic girls when they wanted to pold their first practice of the sea son. They found a window In the abandoned building that could be pried open and boosted each other through the opening. It required nome muscle to "boost" and "shin'' and pull each other up, loT fhp drl)' could Just reach the win dow sill when standing on tip-toe, but they were long on muscle. All went well until one pretty miss attempted to join her companions in the building without first removing her Merry Widow, The hat was one of the most stylish sort the brim might have been used as an Indoor sprinting trick eight laps to the mile. It became wedged in the window and the basketball can didate could get neither further nor back. Her comrades came to the rescue. They pulled, they shoved, they tugged and they pushed. They laughed and they giggled, they screamed and they iled, but It was not until the hat pins were finally removed that the young lady was able to get her feet on terra flrma. Then the hat was Jammed Inside. The owner followed and peace reigned. j primary election used poor Judgment In the light of figures Just uncovered in the capitol here which shows that the best job in the whole state was not on the list for competition. The lob Itself is not much for glory, although there Is a great deal of credit attached to Its position, but for drawing down the little monthly stipend It is the winner of all the Washington's political berths. The job is that of state architect, held by a Spokane man, J. K. Dow, and for the last 17 months the pay l.as averaged J1000 per month, or more than the combined salaries of governor, lieutenant governor, state I treasurer, slate auditor, attorney gen eral and state superintendent of schools. In addition to this comfortable sti pend Dow has received thousands of miles of transportation for use In In specting the progress of new work throughout thH state. The compensation conies through a five per cent fee on all work done by the state, for preparing plans and specifications and superintending construction. Dow got his position from the col lege regents uno me noards or con trol of the various state institutions. and whispered encouragement when ! she seemed failing. She was on the ' stand half an hour. I IIRFATEXS ItIG STICK FOR II ARRIMAX AM) GOl LI) rail a big Mis- Topeka, Sept. 24. The state load commission of Kansas has stick which Is in pickle for the souii Pacific. The commission alleges that the lines of that road are in such poor condition that they are unsafe for public travel and has notified George Could, and Harriman, who recently t i acquired an interest in the road from Gould, that repairs must be made Im mediately if the road continues to do business. ASA VAX e e WINKLE IXI)ICTE1) TODAY. An indictment, charging Asa Van Winkle of having obtained money under false pretenses, was returned by the grand Jury this afternoon. Van Winkle Is the young Pilot Rock man who obtained money from mer chants in that town on checks to which he had signed his own name, when he had no money In the bank. lie then hired a horse from a livery stable and rode him near ly to Raker City, where the ani mal was abandoned. He was later arrested at Nampn, Idaho, by Sheriff Taylor. GORE DECLARES THAT HASKELL IS INNOCENT Spokane. Sept. 24. Senator Gore of Oklahoma, says that Governor Haskell's Oklahoma record Is abso lutely above reproa'ch. The governor, he says, has proved the sincere friend of the common people of that state j He declares he knows nothing of Haskell's previous record. To be marooned all night in an au tomobile within a few miles of the city of Pendleton, yet not knowing It, was the unpleasant experience of Mr. and Mrs C. F. Mooreliead, last night. They were coming from La Grande by way of the Toll Gate road and Weston, but darkness overtook them long before they reached this city and when near Saxe station, their supply of gasoline gave out, leaving them stranded about four miles from Pen dleton. Being total strangers in that part of the country and unable to see any farm house lights they were un able to form any idea as to where they were. After looking in vain for a light they finally submitted to what seemed the Inevitable and sat down in the auto to spend the remainder of the nitrht, it being then about 11. o'clock. Without any extra covering beyond the lap robe they found the night de cidedly cold and disagreeable. About daylight this morning the shivering Mr. Mooreliead found hls( way to a farmhouse and phoned to waiter MeCornimaeh, who went out and brought in the marooned auto and its occupants. ward. He will then tour the conti nent, appearing before other mon archs who are interested In the manly art. Doctor Krone of Chicago will accompany the negro as his physical advisor. The offers received by the ix-champlon from Europe are said to be very flattering. LOSS MAY REACH TO TEX MILLION' MARK. Washington. Sept. 24. It was an. r.ounced here today by R. W. Pullman the government expert, who has been investigating the forest fires of Mln i.tsota during the past month, that the b ss would probably amount to at least Jin.non.ooo in that state alone. The damage in Michigan and Wiscon. sin will also amount to millions. WILL 1TMIGATE SHIP TO DRIVE OFT Ml liDERFR. Nome, Sept. Johnston, who charge of murd Is still alive the hold of the officials ed in an eff. ing. It has stun did no but secreted 24. Hoping that Lee is wanted on the ring his wife at Nome and may be hidden in the steamship Victoria, hace ordered It fumig.it it to drive him from hid been rumored that John t leap from the vessel. hiin?eir in the hold. MELV1X ItFCK I'OFXD Cil'lLTY AS CHARGI ID. Melvln Buck, the well known broncho buster, was this after noon found guilty of stealing three steers and four cows from Mitchell Iloyd. an Indian, and Monday was fixed as the time for passing sentence. Buck was Jointly indicted with Guy Hayes by the grand jury but at the request of their at torney Col. J. H. Raley, they were granted separate trials. Buck was tried this morning, District Attorney Phelps con ducting the prosecution. The case went to the Jury at 1:30 and a few minutes later the verdict of "guilty as charged" was returned. SCHOOL N W EE W E HOLIDAY Friday Saturday, of next week, there will be as well as that as far as possible the schools of no school the county be closed on Fridav ii..i... among the country districts of I'nia- her 2. for the purpose of allowing the tilla county if the -teachers follow the : teachers and pupils to visit the fair authorization of . Superintendent 1 i admission will lie ch irire.l ti holiday I-achers, and all school children who district j accompany their teachers will be ad Welles I mitted free. The gates will open at l:;l p. ni.. and teachers should ar-Educa-j range before hand for their pupils to which meet them at some atmointeil nl.ieo opens at Pendleton next Monday. so that the school may go to the fair in a body. The railroads will sell uchcis at one and one-third fare for Welles, who today declared a that they might attend tin fair on the day set apart. Mr. proclamation says: Friday, October 2 will be tion day at our district fair. interest in its try to get our by spending at Since every section of I'matilla cuiin ty contributes to the support of till fair, we all have an success, and should share of Its benefits least one day there. Because I am sure that a day at the fair will be of much greater educa tional value to the children of the county than the same time spent In the school room, I hereby recommend the round triu. Please take this matter up In your district and encourage your director1) and patrons to assist you in securing as large a representation as possible on educational day. If you have any school work of exceptional merit that you can send, those In charge of tile 'exhibits will be glad to receive it.