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I i ioi ) m-LoC ff(Kttfo(&G6Mtx$ii xi frn WEATHER REPORT. Il.., ..ld ft V (CC f H t YWM ) Modern printing of Showers tonight or a HfiLl2 sEJEEKuA SS J J done at the Eaat Saturday. - , A Oregonlan office. - -' " " v ' " ' ' ' : - " ' VOL. 22. PENDLETON, OREGON, FRIDAY, MAKCII 10, i ' NO. 6537 INSPECT THE HEW IRRIGATION FARM Goernment Official and Three Agricultural College Men Look it Over, well satisfied with progress of the work No Superintendent of Farm Yet Sc. lectcd Tliougli Several Applications Being Considered lrohnlly Be Given to tYilorado or Knit Lake Man I'urni Is Being Fenced und Im proved Public Reception Held Ircsldcii( Kerr of Agricultural Col- lego Speaks Work Will Uo I'usli ed. (Special Correspondence.) Hermiston, March 19 A govern nient official and representative of the Oregon Agricultural college, ar rived here last evening on business connected with the establishment of the experiment station. Those In the party are President W. J. Kerr of O. A. C, Prof. James Wlthycombe, director of the experiment station at the agricultural college; Prof. II. P. Scuddcr, the college agronomist, and Prof. Jardine of the United States d partment of agriculture. Thin trip was much In the nature of an investigation to ascertain the exact conditions here and note the progress which !s being made in the work under the direction of Mr. New ell, the government engineer In charge. The farm is being fenced, buildings are being erected and dis tributing ditches are being built, preparatory to putting water on the land The visitors expressed them selves as being highly pleased with the conditions and the progress of the work. A reception was tendered the vis itors at Newell's home last evening nnd President Kerr, delivered a short address to the settlers and others in terested, who were present. He declared It was the purpose of both the government and state depart ments to co-operato with the settlers to the fullest extent In the develop ment of the project. He expressed himself as being well pleased with the conditions thus far and with the spirit manifested by the actual set tlers on the project as well as by the residents of the town of Hermlston. He asked for a continuation of this cooperation, and expressed the belief that the highest hopes and ambitions of the settlers would be realized. The speaker also said that while a man had not been selected to be plac ed in charge of the farm that they were now looking for a man for this position. Applications have been re ceived from Utah and also Colorado and he said It was the Intention to se cure a man who was practical and who had had experience In th's line of work. It Is possible thnt a man will be brought from one of the older projects and placed In charge as superintendent. GOOD COMMITTEES FOIi SENATOR CHAM BE RL A IV. Washington, March 19. Sen ator Chamberlain was appoint ed to the military affairs, In dian affairs and Irrigation com mittees. The assignment was made by the committee on com mittees of democrats which as signs democratic memberships. With the memberships to be given to Senator Bourne, Ore gon will be as well represented on the committees as any other state. mlttee of a whole to consider the tariff bill. The mot!on was adopted. Olmstcad of Pennsylvania, was call ed to the chair. The clerk then began the four hour Job of reading the bill. When the house became a commit tee of the whole, a motion was pass ed that when the house adjourned today If would reconvene on Monday. nnnnt-n ninir luirnTnii unnmii liUMJilill NtblUN NUIiMDL V RAS REPORTED HAS COP SHOW : Sharpe, the Former Sheriff Acquitted Fails to Agree on Coopers JURY SENT HACK HY JUDGE TO RECONSIDER COOPERS, Senator C, J. Smith Predicts People of State Will Sustain Eastern Oregon School. STRIKE MAY TIE IP RAILROADS IV t'RANCE Paris, March 19. France is tonight face to face with a strike thnt will tie up Its entire postal service, and block railroad traffic. Electricians and railroad employes are threaten ing to walk out as sympathizers with the telegraphers and postal employes. It Is estimated that the strike Is cost ing the government one hundred and eighty thousand dollars dally. P 1 1 Has Hern Out Three Rays Trial One of the Costliest In History of the County New Trial Likely to lH Relayed for Long Period lr De rision Cannot he Reached Will be Hard to Secure Xew Jury Due (o Wide, Publicity of tlie Caw His tory of the Famous Case Keloid. EACH SHOULD STAND ALONE AT' ELECTION' j Normal Urgent held Partly to Ilia me For Defeat or Schools Ask too iucli at Start Causing Fight to be Started Normal School People Should I,cave Agricultural College Alone Weston School to be State Institution. Nashville, March 19. John D. Sharpe, the former sheriff, was to day acquitted of the murdering of former senator K. W. Carmack. The Jury failed to agree on a verdict in the case of Col. Duncan Cooper and his son Rubin. The court discharged Oregon school and predict that the "If a bill is presented under the initiative for the maintenance of the Eastern Oregon normal school I be lieve it will carry. I have sounded the sentiment considerably upon this point. Even western Oregon people speak highly favorable of the eastern 1IUMAX COVTHOLS CANADIAN' PACIFIC. -Chicago, March 19. J. C. Stubbs, traffic director of the Harrlman system at today's hearing in the government's suit to dissolve the alleged combina tion of western railroads, gave test'mony showing that Har rlman and his associates control not only the Union and South ern Pacific but the Canadian Pacific and Panama railroads. Stubbs testified that the Am erican roads get the lion's share of the traffic; that the Canadian Pacific had to be sat isfied by an allowance of dif ferentials. He said the first arrangement between the Union Pacific, Ca nadian Pacific and Panama road, and the Southern Pacific railroad company was In 1897 at a meeting here. FATAL MM IN 1ST VIRGINIA Two Large City Reservoirs at Parkersburg Burst and Flood Part of City. THOUGHT TO HAVE BEEX DESTROYED BY DYX AMITE JEFFRIES WILL ANNOUNCE TERMS FOR JOHNSON' OFFER TO RETURN" ROY FOR SI 0,000 RANSOM Millionaire Steel Man Says lie Will Spend $100,000 to Locate the Lad Finally Gets Scared and Offers to Give the Ten Thousand Inserts ad In tlie I'aiH-r Note Received from Kidnappers Vot Made Public. HOUSE TAKES VACATIOX UNTIL NEXT MONDAY Washington, March 1 9. Represen tative Payne at 12:30 this afternoon moved that the house go Into corn- Sharon, Pa., March 19. Frank Buhl a millionaire steel magnate an nounced today that he will spend a hundred thousand dollars searching for his nephew Willie Whitla, son of Attorney James Whltln, who was kid napped from hero yesterday. The kidnappers sent a message demanding ten thousand dollars for the return of the boy. His mother favors paying It. Pour Plnkerton detectives from Pittsburg have arrived to take up the search. Fifty deputies were sworn In today to assist chief of police Crane. The whole western section of the state Is aroused. There Is much mystery as to whothe kidnappers the expected to communicate with. Whlteia afterwards Inserted an ad vertisement In a newspaper saying that he was willing to pay the ran som. A letter from the kidnappers In scrawling writing was delivered to Whltelaw's home today, but Its con tents are secret. It was learned that the kidnapers acknowledged having seen the adver tlsement In which Whitela agreed to pay a big ransom. It Is supposed that the letter outlined a plan where by the boy will be exchanged for the ransom. Sharpe, sent the Jury back to con s'der the Cooper case. The Jury has been out over two days. The trial Is one of the costliest in the history of Tennessee nnd county funds are exhausted. The killing of Carmack Is the outgrowth of a long bitter po litical feui between the Cooper's and Carmack, embracing many prominent men In the state. If the Jury Is dis missed It is probable that the case will not be tried for some time again on account of the difficulty in get ting a Jury Carmack was originally the protago of Col. Cooper and they later became enemies when Carmach went to the United States senate. Carmack as sailed Cooper In the paper which he edited when he failed to secure the re-election a year ago. The Immedi ate trouble preceding the shooting people will vote to sustain it. There Is a sentiment In favor of the East ern Oregon normal because this sec tion of the state has no other edu cational institutian. At the next el ection each normal school should stand alone." Thus declares Senator C. J. Smith who arrived home this morning. Senator Smith has just returned from attending the special session, hav ing been detained In Portland yester day by a meeting of the state board of health of which he Is a member. Regents Rlnmahlr. That the resents of the normal rchoo are partly to blame for the de feat of the normals is declared by Senator Smith. According to the sen ator he descovered during the spec'a session that a majority of evn the senal. would have favored the nor- deveinped from the publication of an , mals had not the regents at the start article which Cooper warned Carmack insisted upon $150,000 for new hulld not to print. Soon afterward Car-; iocs as well as an appropriation for mack met the Coopers on the street, i lofintenanre. Objection to the ap and after the exchange of a few j pro,, nations for buildings was raise!, words Carmack was shot down by ; Then tlm Orcgonian gave support to Tfnlilti nnnr In ilefensi. Ttohin i Hut Cooper declares that he thought his ' bv poi'tive republican candidates for Xew York, March 19. That Jef fries is preparing to announce terms upon which he will fight Johnson Is a statement made today by Jeffries' friends. It Is reported that Jeffries demands the pur.se be split "5 percent for winner. 25 to loser the flen: to occur on American soil not before November. I E TO T Leaves City Without Water Supply Fear Fire ami Disease Many Citi zens Warned by Noise Escape to Higher Ground At Least Four Drowned Others Fatally Injured First Estimate of Damage Fixed at $300,000 Health and Fire De partments Active. WALLA WALLA TRACTTOX B.VCKED RY FIVE MILLION" Parkersburg, W. Va., March 19. With a thunderous roar, two huge water reservoirs above the city burst ed today overflooding forty houses, and fatally Injuring four persons and seriously Injuring others in the wreckage. Citizens were warned by the noi.se made by flood and fled to high ground. Officials found evi dence of dynamite being used on the tanks, which held the entire supply of water of the city. A water famine is looming up. Mrs. John Maloney la reported dying as a result of hav ing been carried fifty yards on float ing wreckage. The first estimate of the loss Is at three hundred thousand dollars. The fire department Is helpless if a fire starts. The health department Is busy to prevent an epidemic be cause of lack of water to flush the Announce that Construction Work Is sewers. Scores were hurt by falling to Begin at Once Road to Extend from Wallalula to Pendleton Headquarters at Walla Walla Farmer Company is Transferred to Eastern Capitalists. f ither was in danger of Carmack. death Walla Walla, March 19. Dr. X. G. Ttlnlock. nre-sMent nf tha TCntln Walla Who Were fighting the bill and ,,, rn,mhia ,ra,Mn nnmnanv m. a number of senators who are Pros- ,,,, n, f!,Pm(irs BnnnpM t7, beams and bricks. The contents of the reservoirs are entirely gone. The bodies of Walter Waggle, wife and child have been recovered and parties are searching for more. MARRIAGE AXXUIXED. HERMISTOH ill LOSES ROTH HIS FARIi AND RIS WIFE (Special Correspondence.) Hermlston, Ore., March 19. C. P. Nichols of this place, wanted a farm. He also wanted a wife. To get the farm he filed on a homestead under the government project. To get the wife he married Mrs. Mattlo Jonkins of Seattle. The satisfying of both wants, however, was apparently tem porary, for now he has neither wife nor farm. It seems that after fillpg on the homestead Mr. Nichols remembered having previously used his homestead right In Oklahoma. He confided this fact to a few Intimate friends nnd his attorney, from whom he sought advice as to the best menns of retaln'ng pos session of his homestead. They ad vised him to get a wife nnd then re linquish his claim in her favor. Acting on this advice he went to Seattle find Induced Mrs. Mattlo Jen kins, a business womnn of that city, to take his name and farm. Accord ingly the two came to Pendleton nnd were united In marriage by Dr. T. 13. Ford, pastor of the Methodist church. This occurred about four weeks ago. Immediately after the ceremony hnd been performed, the bride re turned to Seattle to close up her bus-; mess affairs, while Nichols returned to the homestead. The relinquishment matter had been fixed up In the mean time. About two weeks ago the wife arrived, accompanied by a daughter, nnd took up her residence on the farm, north of Hermlston. It seems that all went well for a ports, the brldo Informed her spouse: south SIDE HOME OREGON' SENATORS PLEAD FOR FULTON IX) TUT l -nvrnnr took up the fight against the .fcrr(d t0 paj!tern capiti,lists. , li'M i.r.t .jii Mlf uh-im J lliitl il was a popular i.s.'Uc. ! The Special Session. I At the special session but two nor , I mnl school measures were presented Wnetiincrtnn Mnri'h 19. T:lft day received messages from 20 mem-!0"'; for nintenance for two years mum 'i''vi?iipri unit uir iinpie men vote upon the schools. The other bers of the Oregon senate asking him to appoint former Senator Fu'ton to the federal Judgshlp of Oregon. Fulton insisted thnt there 's no op position to his appointment. lie says he has a telegram from Speaker Mc Arthur of the Oregon house, an notineinff that four out of five mem bers of the assembly rn-,v"''tpe, which considered resolution to en dorse him, favors his appointment. WEST VIRGINIA MOR LYNCHED WHITE MAX Elkins, West Virginia, March 19. For shooting and probably fatally wqundlng Chief, of Toiice White of Miltmcr, near here, Joe Prown a white man was lynched today by a mob, which took him from Jail. Explosion In Taconia. Tacoma, March is. There was a fire early this morning followed by a mysterious explosion, wrecking a glass front store, and destroying the stock of the Robinson clothing com pany. The guests of the Itockwood hotel over the store, were driven to the street In their night clothes. The building was but slightly damaged Business In the Senate. Washington, March 19. Fryo bf Maine, presided over the senate to day, Sherman being at home. Oliver of Pennsylvania was sworn in to serve tlie unexpired term of Knox. There were a number of nominations from Taft. A message from the house an nnunring the passage of the census )ill was received. Then the senate ad oiimed until Monday. that she liked his farm first rate, but liked his company not a bit. Fur thermore she invited him to shako the dust of the promises off his feet and never show his face there nga'n. So strongly did she Insist upon the In vitation of Jleparture, that Nichols left. Ho promptly employed an attorney. The belligerent wife also employed an nttorney. Through the mediation of these men a meeting was arranged at the farm yesterday. Nothing was gained for the husband by the meet ing, however, for the woman Inform ed him that sho was in possess'on ami Intended to remain there. She fur ther declared .tha a gun 'was In her possession and that this weapon would be the menns by which he would meet nn untimely death If he ever nttempts to enter the doorway again. And thus the matter stands. WAS BURGLARIZED Another burglary lias IxVii report ed to the officers. This time It Is a North side residence flint was enter ed mid flic principal article of value taken was a ladles' gold wafeli, the properly of Mrs. Clinrles Daniels. Tlie Dnnlcls home Is located near the Wal ters' mill nnd during the absence of Mr. nnd Mrs. Daniels, a few days ago someone entered tlie house and took the watch. It is mi Elgin vtntch. with 25-year case nnd 17 Jewel movement. A long gold neck chain was also taken, to gether with brooch and slide.. Tlie slide Is set with ruby and garnets. The home was prohnbly entrrcd nbont the same time as the Elliot and Tutom liomes, but not the slight est clue was left as to. the Identity of the culprit. measures was the senate's bill to kill the normals at the close of the present yenr. AH normal school men opposed this bill nnd did so at the request of the normal school com munities. Senator Cole again worked and voted with the anti-normal school crowd. When asked concerning Senator Cole's statement that the standard for admission to normal schools should have been raised until only high school graduates were admitted Sen ator Smith declared no such propo sition as thnt was. ever presented be fore the legislature. Leave O. A. C. Alone. Regarding the rumored movemen for referring the Oregon Agricultural college appropriation Senator Smith ndvlses the normal school people to refrain strictly from entering into nny such movement. He says that In the main the people of the state are favorably disposed to the normals and will likely sustain them If the normal people themselves act wisely. Should they attempt to refer the O. A. C. appropriation they would ar ouse a strong resentment that would greatly Jeopardize their chances In the election. Still Slate Schools. According to Senator Smith he has consulted the attorney general and the normal regents ns to the status of the Eastern Oregon normal should present funds not be turned over to the state. Regent Hofer has Inform ed him that the regents will do every thing in their power to keep the school going. holding company was yesterday trans-1 All stock, and the right of way Is taken over. The property consists princi pally of the right of way deeds." The 1 road as planned by the new company would run from Dayton to Wallaula. with head offices and shops at Walla Walla. The new company he says Is backed by five million dollars of real ! money and Intends to start work lm- , mediately. The Columbia and Walla Mrs. Bennett Allowed to Resume Her 1 Maiden Xante. ' Mrs. Jessie B. Bennett's marriage to William A. Bennett, was annulled this morning by Circuit Judge Bean and she was allowed to take her maid en name of Jessie Booth. Before mar rying Bennett the woman had been married to Dave Carlan and her mar riage to Bennett was annulled on the ground that a sufficient length of time had not been allowed to elapse fol lowing the granting of the divorce from Carlan. It was alleged by Mrs. Bennett that i William A. Bennett had persuaded ... J 6 . hpr that thev eouM eo to somo other road from Wailuia to Pendleton,' " . , , . . through Walla Walla. work soon begins. Construction BATTLING NELSON' HAS LAWSUIT OVER BOOK Chicago, March 19. Ignatius Fin negan a St. Louis newspaper man, through his attorneys Is today pre paring the necessary legal papers to compel Battling Nelson, lightweight champion, to make an accounting of the proceeds of the book, the "Life, Battles, and Career of Battling Nel son." Finnagon says he is the au thor of the book. Nelson denies this, state and be married and that they could then return to this state and legally live together as man and wife. He also told her that he had $3009 In money. Accordingly they went to Lewiston, Idaho, last August and were married. Soon after the cere mony was performed the groom pro ceeded to get on a drunk and de manded money from his bride to con tinue the spree. This she refused to furnish and leaving him in disgust returned to her home In this county. He followed her back here and failing In his de mands to get money from her, told her he would have her sent to the penitentiary for marrying him be- says Finnegan acted as stenographer and nothing more. Nelson says he Is tnra mn.ha tlm(1 hnfl ,.., responsible for every sentence In the , followlng the granting of the divorce book- j from her first husband, as provided ' i bv law. Mrs. Bennett was represent- BAXDITS TRY TO DYN AMITE e j ln the 8uit by AUorney Will M. AX ARKANSAS BANK' Peter30n BIG DAMAGE SUIT IS FILED HERE A suit for $25,000 damages was filed yesterday afternoon In the cir cuit court. Pavid II. Clark of Walla Walla, is the plaint'ff, and the Wal la Walla Traction company and the Northwestern lias & Electric com pany are the defendants. It 's alleg ed In the complaint that Clark was a conductor for the electric line nnd that owing to the failure of the com pany to provide cars with automatic couplings, as required by law, lie was crushed between two cars while mnk'ng the coupling. Clark was so seriously Injured that his life was despaired of for a time and he was permanently crippled. Our forecast for the year Is that there will be a marked falling, off in presidential messages enrly In March. Ohio State Journal. Bald Knob, Ark., March 19. After j BpTan For(v.N-ne Toilny. firing eight charges of dynamite and Lincoln. March 19. Brvan Is 49 'wrecking the local bank, a rarty of;yearg oK1 to(lay Hundreds of mes- banclits were driven rrom tne nanns!snK0i) pf congratulations were receiv vaults by a fusilade of shots from the e1 from a pnrts of the country. He cit'zens who were aroused by the cx- pos,poned a ecture tour to spend the plosion. The robbers left town on dny a nonle pf nis familv. Promi horsebaek without securing the booty nent democrats, editors and citizens and after a runn'ng pistol fight with! w, Rive the commoner a banquet to the citizens. j night. ' MAUSERS MEET TO DISCUSS STRENGTHENING PURL1G1TY BUREAU For the purpose of talking over plans for the enlargement of the pub Ilclty bureau, a meeting of the Com mercial association board of mana gers is being held this afternoon. This forenoon President Will More called a meeting of the bonrd for 4 o'clock. It was announced that the subject of extending the publicity work would be one of the chief topics for consideration. For some time past President Moore and many other members of the Commercial association have talk ed of the proposition of orgaliiz'ng the publicity bureau upon a stronger bn- of the publicity bureau with that of the Commercl1 association and also to enlist the outside people of the county In the work. At this t'me practically every cent of money fur the bureau comes from. Main street in Pendleton. When tlie bureau was financed last summer the outside peo ple were reluctant to co-operate with the Femlletonlans. However. inco they have seen the work of the bu reau and realize that it !s for the benefit of all the county and "not for rendleton alone, they are more fa vorably disposed towards the bureau. It is understood that they are w'lllng to help support the bureau if K.r- sis. It Is desired to combine the workther funds are askel for.