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L , Sn JVl , E M ""33 I F EVENING EDITION EVQIIKDITB WEATHER report. Rain or enow tonight nd Tuesday; cooler fresh winds. This may be the best day in the year to buy the particular thing which you want. Look at the ads and nee. VOL. 21. PENDLETON, OlfEfJON, MONDAY, DECEMDEK 28, 1908. 8 NO. 64 G7 HUNDREDS DIE Bf EARTHQUAKE Whole Provinces in Italy Are Destroyed by Series of Earth Racking Shakes. WILL SPEND HONEYMOON IX THE ( IXIl'DS Chicago, honeymoon planned by III., Dec. 2S. A In the clouds Is Millionaire C. A. Corls, the daring aeronuat, who married Carrie Atkins, of this Hume Lewis city, Saturday. The couple go to Los Angeles, RELIEVED THAT LIST OF DEAD WILL HE APPALLING Prisons Broken ()K ii During tlie Ex citement uud Crlmnnsl tire ITeyhig on Victims Rdgn of Terror En- KHOi KoldlTtt Dispatched to HCCHC Moiitclcene, Almost DeM roved by an Earthquake In 1005, Is Said to Have Sustained Heavy IjOss (t Life for Second Time. EARTHQUAKE RRINGS DEATH TO ITALIANS where the "Chicago," Corls' bal loon, Is awaiting them. They plan to ride It back to Chicago. LABOK'S PROTEST AGAINST THE GOMPERS' DECISION New York, Dec. 28. Two hundred thousand wi-klng-men marched Satur day to Illustrate labor's protest against the recent decision of Justice Wright In sentencing Oompers, Mit chell and Morrison for contempt of court. The Federatlonlm has an announced It will temporarily cease publishing the "We don't patronize" lint. POPE IS SUFFERING WITH HIS GOUT Rome, Italy, Dec. 28. Eight districts In the province of Can tanzare, and southern Calabria have been laid waste and prob ably a dozen towns destroyed fey a scries of earthquakes. The.e loss of life Is nrobably heavy. Rome, Italy, Dec. 28. The pope suffered a slight relapse today but his condition s not alarming. He Is af flicted with the gout. MITCHELL IS IT GUILTY Former Editor of Mine Work ers' Journal Says He Wrote the Editorial in Question. DECLARES MITCHELL KNEW NOTHING OE THE MATTER S. M. Sa.xton Says He Wrote the Ar . (Icle After .Mature Deliberation uud In Iurpocful Contempt of tui Ob scure Judge Who Sought to Tram ple I'nder Loot the Rights of a Free 118, Free Speech and Other Right Dear to the Heart of Kverj Frce-Boin Citizen. 1 Rome. Dec. 2S. It is feared the death list will be appalling. The prisons were 'broken open during th excitement and the convicts are prey ing on the victims. The casualltles are said to be heavy at Centrache, Cllvadl, Sanvete, Pom erane, Meter and Trepea. Troops have been dispatched to the districts. Town Destroyed Second Time. Rome, Dec. 28. Deaths at Monte leene are said to be many. That town was almost entirely destroyed 'by a quake In 1905. King Slay Take Charge. Naples, Italy, Dec. 28. King Em manuel Is a guest at a hunting lodge near here, where he is receiving re ports of hc disaster. He' Is prepared to go at once to Cantanzaro province should the situation require his presence. RAINS MURDER TRIAL STILL DRAGS ON Flushing, L. I.. Dec. 28. Attorney Joseph Shay, representing Thornton Halns, accused of participating In the murder of William Annls, took the stand this morning and testified to taking an affidavit from witness SJura, who, when placed on the stand by the prosecution, told conflicting stories and recited the contents of the affidavits. F ASA II. THOMSON IS ONE OF DEFENDANTS Shorthand Record. San Francisco, Dec. 28. Ruth Ohl son, a H year old San Francisco girl, has establshed a new world's record for her ago for rapid shorthand writ ing. In a test before Superior Judge Thomas E. Graham, tho girl wrote 850 words In five minutes and read the names correctly. The statutory provisions of the court In this state are 750 words In five minutes. j Miss Ohlsori's record Is considered phenomenal as the matter read to and wrltted by her was taken from a transcript of proceedings taken from the court files and which was entirely strange to her. Filing or Suit In I nlted Stales Court by District Attorney John McCourt Reveals' Anollier Alleged Attempt to Defraud Govcrnnunt Out of Valuable Timber Land In Umatilla County. Portland, Ore., Dec. 28. Another alleged scheme to defraud the gov ernment out of over seven thousand acres of timber land, has Just come to light iby a suit In equity to cancel patents to lands in Morrow nd Uma tilla counties filed In 'the United States circuit court by District Attor ney McCourt. Among the defendants is Jefferson W. Scrlber, an official of the Farm ers' and Traders' National bank, of La Grande, who was arrested 'some time ago, accused of embezzlement. ment. It is understood that Scrlber's step downward was when he Is alleged to have forved Asa R. Thomson's name to a $6000 note, tho original note having been given by Thomson, Scrl ber putting the money In to land. It is charged that when the examiner was due to Inspect the affairs of the bank, Scrlber forged Thomson's name to cover up tho deal. Thomson is also a defendant. Indianapolis, Dec. 28. That John Mitchell, under sentence of nine months for contempt of court In pub lishing an editorial held to bo con temptuous by the federal court, never saw the article, and did not know of such a court ruling, Is the statement of S. M. Sexton, former editor of the Mine Workers' Journal. Sexton said: "I was editor of the Journal. I wrote the ' article com plained of. In referring to the con tempt sentence against Mitchell, I can say I never wrote anything without deliberations. I wrote it In studied contempt for an obscure Judge of a remote region who deliberately trampled under foot the constitutional rights of free speech, free press, the right of a peaceful assembly and tho inestimable right of a trial by Jury. Mitchell is a resident of Illinois and ia held in contempt of court In Wash ington for an offense of which he is entirely innocent." FIGHTING BOB" CAUSES II SI Writes Article Criticizing Rec ommendations of Ordnance Department Experts. SAYS 13-INCH GINS SHOULD RE RETAINED HUSBAND FINDS AFFINITY; WIFE TRIMS SI R IDE San Francisco, Dec. 28. Crazed by her husband's confession that lie lov ed another woman, Mrs. Mary Planne of Oakland, yesterday leaping from a ferry boat Into the 'bay. Her condi tion is serious. Leaving the side of her five-year-old daughter the woman sprang over brard. Striking the water the In stinct to live asserted Itself and she managed to keep her head above wa ter until a iboat reached her. She was married In Hawaii six years ago and was happy until her husband confessed he had an affinity. PROMINENT MAN IS ACCUSED OF EMBEZZLEMENT Comments of the Retired Rear Ad miral Causes Stir In Navy Circles and Also at the White House Evans Declares the Tlilrteeii-incti Gun Is by Far .More Effective Thun the Twelve-Inch with Which It is Prooscd to be Repluced Amount of Explosive Is Twice as Great. Washington, D. C, Dec. 2S. An article by Rear Admiral Evans, criti cizing the ordinance department for iilundotilng the thlrteen-fnch gun, which appeared In Hampton's Hroad- way magazine, has caused considera ble stir In the navy department and at the white houe. Evans takes exception to the sub stitution by the navy department of the twelve-Inch for the thirteen-inch gun used at Santiago during the war. He says the shell carried by the thir-tien-inch Is better than than carried by the twelve-Inch gun, for the rea son that It carries eighty pounds of explosives, while the twelve-inch car rier but forty. "The ordinance experts lecom mended that the twelve-inch gun be retained and Its length Increased five feet. They say that for long range shooting, the 12-inch shell, being lighter, can be fired more accurately and effectively than the larger pro ject He. ATTEMPT TO KILL SHAH OF PERSIA St. Petersburg, Russia, Dec. 28. Two men, disguised ns priests,, entered the cabinet chamber of the royal palace at Teheran, during a conference and attempted to assassinate the Shah of Persia by shooting. It fr Is reported that a bullet pierced an epaulet on the uniform of the heir apparent. The would-be assassins were arrested. CRACKSMEN RLOW OPEN SAFE Rank Robbers at Issaqnah Scared Re. fore Securing Roof)'. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 28. Cracks nen blew off the outer door of the :;ifc at the Bank of Issaquah at Is saquah, a small town southeast of Seattle, at 3:45 yesterday morning, only to be frightened away before thoy could reach thoir Intended booty. Two men were driven away by Frank Iay, a former cashier of the bank, after they had fired their first shot. The cracksmen stole toui from a nearby section house to smash the .safe combination. They then padded the door with excelsior to deaden the sound of the explosives. PITTSBURG GRAFT STILL GROWING Former Councilman Martin Received His Share After Being Retired. REFUSED TEX THOUSAND RATHER THAN' CONFESS Investigation of Serious Conditions In the Smoky City Show That Condi tions Were Worse Than First Re vealed Man Sentenced to Three Years in Jail for Corrupt Acta Committed in an Official Capacity Continued to Receive Ills Share or the Sxils. Grtsconi Has Resigned. Washington, D. C, Dec. 28. The resignation of Lloyd C. Grlscom, am bassador to Italy, reported In a dis patch from Rome, was authoritative ly confirmed by the state department. Ambassador Grlscom's resignation takes effect March 4. STRIKE SITUATION IN KENTUCKY IS SERIOUS StciiriiK, Ky., Dv. 28. Shcrirf W. II. Crawley, of Whiley county, and two deputies arrived lien today to take charge or tho dcstcrnte situa tion In which HniHNl men arc said to ho with the mine worker H.vmimth Izer, oHnIy defying United States marshal and a detachment or militia, Crawley announced he would or ganize a imsse to pursue Rcrry Simp son, (.corgi Stanley and Hculicii West who aro reported to lie heavily umi ed. They are mild to he ambushed on a nearby hill. Winnipeg. B. C, Dec. 28. A war rant accusing Park A. Smith, the Junior Member of the firm of Nugent, Smith & Co., of embezzling $10,000, was issued today. Smith left here a week ago for Toronto. He moved in exclusive circles here. NAVAL RASE POSSIRLE FOR CALIFORNIA COAST CHURCH FIGHT ENDS FATALLY. Murder Results rrom Factional Feud In Greek Congregation. Chicago, Dec. 28. That a fanatic committed murder as a result of a factional fight in the Holy Trinity Greek Catholic church was the theory reached by the police yesterday in frying to solve the mystery of the death of an unidentified Greek whose body was found near a Jewish ceme tery., Tieees of clothing were scatter ed over the place, a fence had been broken down and a partly empty re volver was found. The man had been shot through the heart, evidently after having been badly beaten. The fact that the body was found Saturday was connected by the police 1th a wild scene during a church service on Christmas morning, when opposing factions drew knives and revolvers and engaged in a general fight until the police Interfered. GITT ASKS FOR Pittsburg, Pa.. Dec. 28. That former Councilman W. A. Martin j continued to receive a share of tho J craft from the recently exposed cor i rupt city council after he had retired from office, Is the charge made today by the Voters' league, which exposed j t.ie corruption. j Martin was convicted for corrupt i acre in an official capacity and sen tenced to three years In Jail. Councilman Klein, who is under in vestigation on charges ( of grafting, j boasted that Martin refused ten thou- sand dollars rather than Implicate ! his fellow councilman. Heney Will Not Go to Pittsburg. Washington. D. C, Dec. 28. Attor- ! ney Francis J. Heney denies that he Preparatory to Improving Old Tract lntends participating In the Pittsburg .Mayor and Councilmen .Ask Messrs. f a? caff wnen 11 mes to trla1' H , , ... , . .. denied that his conference with Mr. Livcrmore, Stewart and SlarJiall to Roosevelt Saturday concerned tho Relinquish Control Must Be Con- cases. llmied Nominally as Cemetery, Sayi ' . , CEMETERY proposition wnn THE THREE TRUSTEES City Attorney. RACE HORSE MAX IS KILLED ...... . . Charles Tapp Is Shot Dead br One or At the instance of the mayor and His Em)Ioves ,"t,"uc, Vl cuuncu, Auurney g Joseph( Dec 28. Charles Raley has submitted to the trustees Tapp, aged 49 years, a famous breed of the old cemetery a proposition er. driver and trainer of harness race whereby they relinquish control to the h,orses- was snot and Wed at the city government. Up to this time no reply has been made by the trustees aa they are go ing over the matter themselves before deciding as to what action will be taken. Should the city be given control of Kin? Hilt stock farm nr fil sU,r L, .-. - , - v I.J , j j-unuiU f aijuuiai, un employe. Tapp was attempting to ejett Fafr hurst from the house, following the latter'3 quarrel with a fellow em ployee, when Fairhurst drew a revol ver and fired the fatal shot. Tapp NO CHANCE FOR "OUTLAWS' Returns to Seattle. Joo Kennedy left yesterday for Se attle, via Portland, and will visit with a sister In that city for a few days, Washington. Dec. 28. That he will secure the passage of his bill provid lug a commission to select a site for a naval base on the California coast south of San Francisco is the state ment made by Senator Flint today The bill also asks for a navy yard re pair station capable of docking and repairing the largest ships of the navy. STEAMER SINKS IN COLLISION WITH ANOTHER IS RISERG'S ALLEGED ATTEMPT TO END HIS LIFE PIT OF ! PLOT? Was Milton Itlneberg's so-called at tempt at suicide In tho county Jail a part of a plot by which the young man was to drop from sight forever? Was he to have killed himself, and did his nerve fail? Or was it all a bluff on the part of the young man by which he hopod to end his existence as Milton Rhlnehurg and, so bring no more disgrace to the name of his father? That is what the local officers wguld like to know. Whatever tho Intention was, Rhlne berg's aged father, back In Atlantic City, K. J., has made application to the Prudential Insurance company for the amount of $1000 Insurance the young man carried upon his life. Judge Thomas Fitz Gerald has Just received a letter from the Insurance company asking for any Information regarding the young man's death or suicide, which is supposed to have oc curred on December 3rd, according to the application for the Insurnnce mon ey. The Judge has written that it Is all a mistake. It was about December 3 that Rhlnoberg made his confession of having swapped Identities with a man whose hat, clothes, watch and Jewelry ho stole, and evidently the young man got word to his people to tho effect of his death, for his father wired im mediately to Sheriff Taylor and re ceived tho assuranco that the young man was simply in durance vile. Since then the Insurance company has been looking for the proofs of the boy's death, but Rhlneberg has been In the Jail blissfully smoking a box of cigars which his father, who Is a ci gar manufacturer, sent him for Christmas. Newcastle, N. Y., Dec. 28. The British steamer Advance and the Barque Ivirna collided here today. The advance went down with all ex cept the first officer on board. Gasoline in Oil llox. Lemans, France, Dec. 28. Just be fore making a flight yesterday Wil bur Wright, the American aeroplan 1st, discovered that some one had filled the oil box of his aeroplane with gasoline. The discovery prob ably prevented a serious accident. Subsequently Mr. Wright gave a re markable exhibition In the presence of a large number of spectators, In cluding M. Barthou, the minister of public works. Vatioiuil Commission Will Not Admit California League. Chicago. Dec. 28. President Ban Johnson, of the American Baseball Kague, arrived here yesterday from the Pacific coast, where he and Pres ident Harry Pulliam of the National league had a conference with the California state organization with a view of bringing It into the recog nized class. . i. . . . . .jit. joniisoii saw mere was no chance to bring the "outlaws" Into organized baseball as they refused to meet the requests of tlie national commission. IAS A CLEW TO RORRERS. nc.octivcs Arc on Trail of Men Wlio Secured $2!),000. Monrovia, Cal., Dec. 28. It is as serted that the Plnkerton detectives have a definite clew to the person or persons who robbed the First Nation il bank of Monrovia of 129.000 some days ago, and that at least one per son is under strict surveillance. An arrest, and possibly more than one. is expected to take place today, and it Is said that the action will causo a sensation In southern California. FOOL SOLDIER REALLY WANTED TO DIE 1 Snow In London. London, Dec. 28. The first snow of the season yesterday covered Eng land and Wales to the depth of sev eral inches. Tlie king, who apparent ly has completely recovered his health, was out shooting Saturday. He discarded all extra wraps, going to church yesterday, although It was extremely cold. Fire Destroys Hotel. Oneonta, N. Y., Dec. 2S. Fire de stroyed tlie Arlington hotel and seven other buildings, causing a loss of $100,000. Many of the occupants of the hotel had narrow escapes. The fire started in tho Arlington hotel building, owned by II. F. Huntington of Los Angelea. Seattle, Wash., Dec. 2S. Roy Wheeler, a soldier at Fort Lawton. falling to kill himself with carhollc acid, attempted to end his life by bat tering out his brains against the stone walls of the city Jail. Ho said today that a love affair was the cause He was overpowered and sent to the county jail and placed in a straight jacket. He says an Indian girl Jilted him. the old cemetery site, It will then be was wel1 Known throughout the en possible to go ahead and Improve the country. y tract at once, or as soon as the city- finances will permit. Presumably lt: After Train Robber, is the Intention to do so. I Helena. Mont., Dec. 28. United As matters now stand Messrs. Lot statcs Marshal Merrifield left last Livermore, Harold Stewart and E. P. n'sht fr Moorhead, Minn., to bring Marshall, the three cemetery trus- nere toT tria George Frankhauser. tees, hold the cemetery In trust. How- the alIeged Great Northern train rob ever, they have no funds with which bel recently arrested in that city. to improve the place and as the Juif wunt issued a special benea maintenance of the tract will devolve warrant for Frankhauser. upon the city, it Is first desired to se-1 cure legal control. I Murders Four. According to the city attorney the Mainz, Germany, Dec. 28. Because only step necesary will be for the trus- his demands for money were not grat tees to sign papers relinquishing con- ified, a young student of astronomy trol to the city. The city can then yesterday committed a quadruple proceed to the improvement of the murder, killing his father, Dr. Racke, tract, though it is his opinion that, a former member of the reichstag, nominally at least. It must be contln-.and his three sisters, one of whom tied as a cemetery. iwas betrothed. The quitclaim O.fed held by H. F.I Johnson is regarded as being of no; Opium Riot, force for the reason that when given Amboy, Dec. 28. Orders were is by Mrs. Aura M. Raley she was with- sued Saturday to a number of natives out title to the land. i at Tungan, 20 miles north of Amboy, Though the city government has not to cease planting opium popples, worked out definite plans for the im- They declined to acquiesce, and a riot provement of the cemetery. It Is un- followed, in which one officer and derstood the council contemplates ten civilians were killed, making it Into a grassy park or plaza and to set out trees for the purpose of, AII-Anierioans Defeated, beatulfylng the block. It has also. Manila, Dec. 28. The All-Amerl-been suggested that a monument be can Baseball team which is making a erected to the early pioneers who are tour of the orient, was defeated yes- buried there. i terday by Lieutenant Johnson's plck- I ed army men by a score of 4 to 3. Appetite is the first letter In the al- . This is the only defeat of the All- phabet of atheism. , Americans during the entire tour. ROY BISHOP MS RETURNED TO REBUILD WOOLEN MILL Roy T. Bishop returned this morn ng from Salem in response to a mes sage informing him that the woolen mill has been purchased from the Judds for the sum of J5000. !ir.ce his arrival Mr. Bishop has been consulting with local people up on matters pertaining to the re-es tablishment of the mill. He is now FORMER PARTNER OF U. S. GRANT DIES Seattle. Dec. 28. William M. Mor rison, former partner of 1. S. Grant ii' the leather business In Cincinnati during the Civil war, and a pioneer of Seattle, is dead, at the age of 83 years, as a result of a fall in which he dislocated his hip. about January 1. The question con cerning the property must await his return., Now that tbe deal has been made for the old m.ll machinery the local business men are turning their atten tion to the matter of ra'sir.g tho $30, 000 local money that will be needed for the enterprise. Up to this time no further soliciting has been do no. arranging to have an architect draw! though the plans for raising the re- plans for the new mill buildings and nialnder of the money have been dis there are also some legal matters in cussed to a considerable extent, connection with the sale of the mill It is "probable that within a few .ind these must be settled. ) days a general meeting of local busl- T. C. Taylor has received a reply :o( ness men and property owners will be his offer to purchase the block of land! called. At this gathering the question on west Webb street. However, the! of raising the money needed will be letter merely gave the Information taken up with vim and committees will that Superintendent O'Brien Is now In; be named to secure the support "f the east and will not return until, thot-o net In attendance,