Newspaper Page Text
EVENING EDITION WEATHER REIORT. Rain tonight and Sun day; brick southerly winds. Modern printing of all kinds promptly done at the East Oregonlan office. VOL. 22. PENDLETON, OREGON, SATURDAY, MARCH 20, 1909. NO. 65,'JS MASS MEETING BEX! FRIDAY County Publicity Bureau to Be Strengthened Will Give Banquet, ALL tiik county invited to attend Commercial Association Managers J'luii to Raise 8.VMH) for Publicity Work ami to Have Work Conduct ed TlirouKli Association Office Outbid.- People Will Ik- Asked to Help Exploit Their Investment Op-Mrtui)illc. Next Friday evening a mans meet ing of the people of Umatilla county will he held here for the purpose of taking stops for strengthening the present jmblkity bureau. It Is the de Mire to have present all the leading business men of the county and those engaged In colonisation work are es pecially Invited. Following the meet ing a banquet will be served In honor of the out of town people. At a upeclnl meeting of the board of managers of the Commercial as sociation, held at 4 o'clock yesterday, arrangements to this effect were made. For some time past the man agers Jinve been planning upon calling a general meeting for the purpose of organizing the bureau upon a strong er basis and yesterday actual steps In this direction were taken. The mo tion to hold the mass meeting next Friday evening was made by R. Alex ander and unanimously carried. Ai a committee to arrange for a banquet President Will Moore. Vice President J. P. Winter and Secretary Jack Huston were named. It Is now the Intention to combine the work of the publicity bureau with that of the Commercial club. Within a few weeks the club rooms are to be completely remodeled. It Is the plan to establish headquarters for the publicity bureau within the club rooms and to employ an experi enced man to have charge of the as sociation's office and the publicity work, the expense Incurred to be borne jointly by the association and Already sever- ' STILL NO TRACE - or KIDNAPED BOY. Sharon, Pa., March 20. At torney Whltla, the father of the kidnaped boy, Willie Whltla, declares that he has no trace of his son, and asserts that the statement that a ransom of $10,- 000 would be paid was untrue. The case Is still a big mystery as ever. Whltla wll lspend his entire small fortune to restore his son. Whltla says that Frank H. Buhl, tho millionaire uncle of the boy, will not defray the ex- penses of tho search. Dctcc tive Ward, a Philadelphia spe- clallst on kidnaping cases, will arrive here today to work on the case. Cleveland, March 20. The Scrlpps-McRae league of news- papers today offered a reward of $1000 for any Information leading to the whereabouts of tho kidnapers. HELD GUILTY Jury Finds Both Father and Son Guilty of Murder in the Second Degree. . about one-third of the town yet to be canvassed. The club set out to raise $6000 this year. Action was also taken In making Ashland's reorganized band porman- JUDGE PRONOUNCES MAXIMUM SENTENCE OF TWENTY YEARS Jury Had Deliberated for Four Days AH but One are for Conviction at First Rtillot Five Want Firm De gree Conviction and fix Second De grc 4)iio Held for Acquittal Ob btanaic Juror not Convinced for Four Day Defense Will Apjical Case ! Technical Grounds. T LUMBER The Proposed Reduction Will Be the Chief Fight Before Congress. SOUTHERN AND WESTERN" MEM HERS OPPOSE CHANGE ' Nashville, March 20. Col. Duncan Cooper and son Robin, were today cut by voting a monthly allowance to j found guilty of murdering former retain the services of Prof. L. P. Mil ler, the bandmaster, who lias devel oped the local talent to such a re markable degree of proficiency In two months. n OHM E EACH SCHOOL SHOULD STAND ON "MERITS Umatilla County's ReprroentalUc Kay ScJittiiK'nl Is Favorable to Eastern Oregon Institution Senator Were Never Fair . Regarding Normals Wanted Only to Kill Tliem. That the Eastern Oregon normal school will be sustained If It case Is presented before the people of Oregon under the Initiative !s the firm belief of Represntatlve C. A. Rarrtt, who has been In the city this afternoon. "From expressions of sentiment I Oic publicity bureau. al applications have been received nnve nearn in tins ana in tne west froni men who desire to take charge en part of the state, I believe that of the work. i thc people will vote to retain tht S.inOO Needed. ' school," said Mr. Rarrett. "Of course Thnngh complete plans for the pub- each school should present a sop llclty bureau have not yet been work- nrate bill under the .initiative so that ed out It Is the prevailing sentiment the people may select the schools that $rnno should be raised for con- i they wish to have continued." ducting the burenu during the com- I For those of the state senate who ng year. For the present bureau the . opposed the normal schools, Mr. liar mim of $2600 was raised, almost rett has harsh criticism. He declares every cent being contributed by local they were unfair from start to finish business men. It Is desired to secure and were deliberately organised for a like amount for the coming year the purpose of killing the normals, and a nlmllar sum from the remainder When the senate finally offered to of the county. If this can he secured vote money for maintaining the the work can be carried on very of- schools unt June it was only upon flclentiy. consideration that the schools be com For the meeting to be held Friday ' ,,iPtely killed at the end of this school evening a general Invitation Is ex- yenr. Naturally all normal school tended to all the people of the county, legislators opposed his bill. Those active In the realty business are expected to attend. At the meet ing plans for strengthening the pub- II .1l....l a i HCIiy W IH K Will lie IIW unnru mill vwhi- Senator Carmack In the second de gree and were Immediately sentenced twenty years each by Judge Hart. The eighteen ballots taken at first resulting In the acquital of Sharpe, showed that the jury was standing five for conviction of murder In the first degree, and six favoring convic tion in the second degree, and one M. Hyde, holding for acquittal. After several ballots eleven of the Jurors were voting for conviction In the sec ond degree. Finally Hyde was won over. Under the laws of Tennessee the Jury fixes the penalty excepting In cenvlctions of the first degree. The minimum for a crime for which the Coopers were convicted is ten years. The Jury decided on a maximum of twenty years. When the Jury filed In after four days of deliberation the Coopcry were pale. Near Collin sat tho two daugh ters. The father and son showed no emotion when the verdict was read, but the daughters were broken heart ed. The court immediately com manded the Coopers to stand up. and then pronounced sentence. When they were led out the defendants counsel announced that thev would appeal from the verdict and judgment would be taken. In support of the appeal the defense caused some cop ies to be made of the court's rulings to the jury then announced that even If they could not agree regarding the Coopers Instructions the Jury must either conviction of acquital. (I-ater The court denied the motion of the defense attorneys to set aside the verdict on the ground that It interferred with the verdict render ed yesterday. The court declared that yesterday s statement to jury was It "Was hopelessly tied up as to Coop ers," anil not as to the verdict. The motion for .ball was not opposed by the prosecution. House Will Limit Academic Discus sions Representatives Will Sub mit Amendments According to the Wishes or Constituents Will Like ly Be Little General Debate Pa cific Coast Men Anxious Concern ing Shingles Seemingly . Not Men tioned In the l'aync Hill. Washington, March 19. There Is a general disposition among the house members to eliminate as far as pos sible any academic discussion of the tariff. Members on both sides are desirlous of having as little general debate as possible and as much time as practicable for consideration of the bill under the five minute rule forth with. When the Dingley bill was before congress, less than a week was devot ed in the house to the discussion of the bill Under the five minute rule, and wiille it is likely that a rule will be brought in to limit the time for considering amendments. It Is believ ed that sufficient time will be allow ed for consideration of the whole bill under the five minute rule. Members of both sides are lining up and preparing to submit amendments In which their constituents are .inter ested. The main contention will be over the cut in the lumber duty. It is understood that the southern rep- reseiftatlvts are almost unanimous .In retaining the present duty of $200 per 10(10 feet. They w'll have the support of many members from the n'-r.hwest and the Pacific coast St.ltf .. BALLLNGER BUYS TEDDY'S FAVORITE HORSE T Washington, March 20. When Roosevelt departed from Washington he left Rosewell, his favorite mount, and a spirit ed Jumper in care of a horse man here with the stipulation that he be sold Into private ownership, and only to a person who was appreciative of a good horse. It has Just been learned that Richard Balllnger, secretary of interior has purchased for his use "Rosewell" the saddle horse recently owned by Roose velt. Balllnger lode him for the first time yesterday. committee, that the Willamette Val ley Road company, also The Dalles company, have signed the petitions to the reclamation department asking that the Malheur irrigation project be built. Two hundred thousand acres of the finest land In the Snake river valley will be watered by the scheme. Construction Is expected to begin with in a short time as all the preliminary surveys and estimates have been com- pitted and the government has sig nified its willingness to start the building as soon as the people and the road companies express a desire for the project. E 1 Hides and I.cntlicr. Hides and leather manufactures al so v-iu io the subject of considerable debate. The democrats will fight to have shoes nni other products of leather reduced at least 5 or 10 per cent more and have hides retained on the free list. VEY BROTHERS INDICTED FOR FENCING LAND mlttees appointed to raise funds for the bureau. ASHLAND WILL SUPPORT HER NORMAL SCHOOL Ashland, Ore., March 20. As result of a special canvass by the tho Portland, March 20. Six Indict monis charging fraudulent fencing of public land In Oregon were returned this morning by the federal grand jury. They make William Hanley of Harney county, the principal defend ant. He Is accused of fencing for his own use eighty thousand ncres of gov. sninn.i i ommerci-.i e.uo uiu eminent land In Harnev countv. The pledged by citizens this morning for n(Ptment says he refused to give the maintenance of the normal school ,m,r p,,rsons aorPSS t(1 thp .,,, f(,r at this place until the end of the pies- lh(1 pr,S(, nf settlement. Similar ent term. The commercial club do- Indictments have been placed against elded to make the canvass at a spe- () ,- jenningH. j,. Vcy. Antone Vey. elal called meeting last night. The joni, nrn an,j Frederick (Phillip's entire amount vis raised within two William Homsen, a Umatilla Indian is hours this morning. charger with the theft of a saddle val- Tbe committee on raising funds for ued nt forty dollars. John Mitchell advertising Ashland for 1000 Inst another Umatilla Indian Is charged night reported $40(10 pledged and with assaulting mother. II PUT BLOODHOUNDS ON TBI OP HERM1ST0N OBSTRUCTIONISTS Tle two men who robbed the store hi Adams, reeenlly, after digging n hole through the brick wall, are now under arrest nt lnv. Sheriff Tay lor will go over after them this eve ning and will return tomorrow. The two men were arrested on in structions sent out by Sheriff Taylor noil the description of the two men tallies exactly with that of the two suspicions characters who were seen around Adams before the burglary and who disappeared myNtcrivtisly "the night the store was entered. Some of the clothing they had corrosixinds to that taken from the store, while the ;o eminent clicvk for 8:!0 wnM nlso found in their posscssfciu. As the officers arc certain that the two men now under arrest here ore the ones who entered the resldeinvs of Dean Taloiii mid P. O. Elliott, tin capture of the Adams burglars nt Pasco, would Indicate that there I still n third crew at work .in Shingle Men Active. Seattle, March 20. Many shingle men are still In the dark regarding what the ways and means committee did with the sh'ngie schedule, as no mention of shingles is made In the reports from Washington. The sup position is that the committee let the old schedule of 30 cents stand. "Thirty cent duty on shingles is not enough," said Henry S. Stine, a prominent shingleman today. "Ca nadian manufacturers nre crowding us out of our markets even now, and are developing the shingle business rapidly. Unless the industry is prop erly protected we cannot hope to com pete with the Canndians. The pro tection of shingles, the war 90 per cent of them nre manufactured, is under the hardest and most expen sive circumstances. The shlnglomen employ many men. and these nre en titled to protection." The lumbermen are not only going to carry their fight for two dollars on lumber into congress, hut the shln glemen are not satisfied with 'the present schedule left Intact by the new tariff bill. They will ask con gress for an inereace of 20 cents pr thousand. ABOUT Hit WEST COE SAYS EASTERNERS ARE INTERESTED EY IRRIGATION Thinks the Movement Is General and Not to the Exclusive Benefit of Any One Section Everybody Wants to Hear When One Begins to Talk About Reclamation Thinks Fulton Has Good Chance for Judgeship! IMPORTERS FEAR TIME CLAUSE IN TARIFF RILL Washington, March 19. Portland Importers are telegraphing anxiously to Senator Chamberlain expressing fear lest the new tariff bill go Into eflect immediately on its pasage. The bill as introduced reads. On and af- the! 'rr tnt "1,v following the passage of county, since none of tnesc could Iiimc fobbed the Echo store. (Special Correspondence.) Hermlslon, Or., March 20. Rlood hounds will probably be brought down from Walla Walla for the purpose of running down the miscreant who hurled rocks through the plate glass windows of the Hcrmlston Mercantile company about 2 o'clock this morn ing. The rocks are being preserved Intact so as to furnish a clue for the hounds to work from and the tracks of the men have nlso been covered Up so the dogs will ho able to get a good scent to start out on. The loss to the Hcrmlston mercan tile company will he considerable as the plate glass windows are valued nt from $"i0 to $7r, each and there were two of them broken out. C. K. Kland Is the principal owner and II Is presumed that the person who broke the glass had a personal grudge ngiilnst Mr. Miami. If the latter has any tlntiniation as to the Identity of the miscreant, however, he has so far kept his suspicions to himself. Mayor Ross Newport, who Is also deputy sheriff and Marshal Phay were at once notified by the proprietor of the store and It was decided to send to Walla Walla for the penitentiary blood' hounds. Whether or not the prison offlcnls will let the dogs conic has. not yet beon learned. PORTLAND 'IT. .I.PIIONES OUT OF USE 1IV FIR Portland. March 20. Iluslness was nearly stagnated here today when a fire, starting In the most vital part of the Pacific Telephone and Telegraph system, put fourteen thousand tele phones out of commission. It will probably he Tuesday before the sys tem Is repaired. It Is supposed that the fire started from cross wires. Kvcry instrument on the west side of the liver excepting the automatic telephones is useless. Firemen ex perienced a hard time in extinguish ing the flames because they could not force water through the tangled net of wires. Hefore It was put out six hundred cable, carrying 3(1000 wires and several switchboards were burned out. this act," making the now tariffs ef fective Immediately The importers assert that such a provision, if finally adopted, would Immensely injure them. One, promi nent house wires: "If such a measure passes it would mean putting out of business practi cally every Importer on the Pacific coast. The bill should read, 'on goods not actually in transit at the time of passage.' " Pressure here seems to be for a bill effective 'mmedlately on passage, the claim being that business interests have been disturbed by the revision agitation, and it is necessary to set tle all questions as soon as posible. ONTARIO RECI.AM TION PRO.M-XT PROGRESSES Ontario, March 20. Wold was re ceived here today from Walter Grif fith, d rector of the Malheur project "There is a mighty westward move ment all over the country," says Dr. H. W. Coe of the Furnish-Coe project who returned today from a trip to Washington and other points in the east. He says the movement is a ver itable trek which can only be com pared to the movement of the Goths and Visi-Goths or that of the Aryans In early centuries. Dr. Coe says the Injuiry for Irri gated or irrigable land is especially great. The fact that the government has Feen fit to take such an interest In the reclamations of the semi-arid land of the west seems to have caused an additional Interest to be taken in the matter. "It Is simply impossible," says Dr. Coe, "to begin a conversa tion with one man in regard to rec lamation projects, without soon hav ing an Interested crowd to talk to. The people in the east and middle west are so interested In the matter that they simply 'butt-in' and bes'n to ask uestions." The doctor thinks the movement or interest is not confined to any one part of the United States, but that it is general and that the result will be beneficial to this whole western coun try. . In speaking of the Furnlsh-Coe project, he said he had some new plans for the town of Stanfield and for the project !n general, which would be put into effect Immediate ly. He had nothing to say regarding politics, declaring that lie knew noth ing. He did say .however, that when he left Washington, Tuesday night, the appearances were favorable for the appointment of former Senator Charles W. Fulton as federal judge. The doctor says there are several other candidates for the position but he regards them as candidates who expect a. chance for the office in case It is not given to Fulton, and not as competitors with him. I Wife of Stanley McCormick, Son of Harvester King, De clares Husband Incompetent ASKS FOR GUARDIAN TO HANDLE $10,000,000 ESTATE Petition. Before tlie Superior Court Is Now Living on line Estate In Southern California Have ' Been There Since Last July Husband Objects to Emotional Insanity Subject to Violent Spells Which Render him Dangerous Case Pro nounccd Hopeless by Alienists. Santa Barbara, Calif., March 20. Alleging that her husband, Stanley McCormick, the son of the late Cyrus McCormack the harvester king, la mentally incompetent, and asking that guardians be appointed to handle the ten million dollar estate, Mrs. Katherine D. McCormick appeared today as a petitioner before the su perior court. McCormick came to Santa Barbara last July accompanied by a doctor and three trained nurses. The party Is now at Rivenrock, a magnificent estate owned by the Mc Cormick family. It is reported that McCormick Is suffering from emo tional insanity and subject to violent spells rendering him dangerous. Xoted alienists are said to have pro--nounced his case hopeless. HOME rilOXES COMBINE. All . Allied Interest of the Northwest to be Combined. Portland, March 20. Consolidation under- one management of the inde pendent telephone companies of the Pacific northwest Is the object to be achieved by the sale af the Interests of these companies to a syndicate of Portland and Seattle capitalists. This means the financial strength ening of the Home Telephone com pany of Portland and its allied In terests, with a large amount set aside for improvements of service and ex ttnslon into new territory. It is interpreted to mean an aggressive policy on the part of the syndicate, that has taken control. Engineers are already at work drawing plans for $200,000 worth of improvements for Portland, that sum being now available, and half a million dollars will be expended In the coming year. CALIFORNIA SENATE DOESN'T WANT PRIMARIES Sacramento, Cal., March 20. Sena tor Marchall Black failed to arrive at the capital today and for the fifth time since the upper house of the legislature commenced its long fight over the direct primary bill the sen ate was unable to muster a quorum. Black was reported to be at his home at Palo Alto, too ill to be removed to Sacramento. Sergeant-at-Arms Mar tin, who was sent down to bring him back, found that instead of running away to delay the bill. Black was in reality a very sick man. The senate is tied up by the deadlock and the prospect of adjournment tomorrow has disappeared. Hold-Up Men In Frisco. San Francisco, March 20. Bur glars dynamited two safes and looted the cash registers of the "Six Mile" house at San Bruno avenue early to day. After a running revolver battle with pursuers they escaped with sev eral hundred dollars. The dynamiters were caught red handed by the pro prietor, who, with the bar tender, fired at the robbers fleeing in a bug gy. A posse is on their trail. 0. R. 4 II. COLONIST WHO TO iBTlEST DOUHLE Iff YEAR'S Twice as many colonists will be brought into the northwest over the O. It. & X. during March and April of this year, as during the same per iod of time for 190S, if the present rate of traffic continues, says J. 11. O'Neill, traveling freight agent. He says the remarlftible part of this year's Influx of home seekers is the way in which the heavy traffic con tinues. No. 5 was compelled to run in two sections last night. No 1 yesterday had a couple of extra coaches and the same tr.iin will have two extras. The travel during the time the rates were in effect last year was confined principally to the first few days the rotes were in effect. This j'o:T it is keeping up notwithstanding the fact that three weeks have elapsed.. Mr. O'Xeill, like others who have been observing the incoming poop!". Is struck with the remarkably pros perous appearance of them. For the most part they seem to be men with means. Men v. i:h families who aro seeking to better their niivady good condition and who have the money to enable them to start off in good shape. Tint they are not the com mon run of emigrant is nlso shown by tiie fact that many of them travel in sleerers instead of riding for days and nights at a time la the day coaches. Other railroad officials v. h arc in the city today with Mr. O'NViil en J. M. Scott, assi-tan: general pass, ti ger agent and II"beii Burns, ccneri! .. .ni for the company at W;, . Walla.