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Rain tonight and Sun
day; brick southerly
Modern printing of
all kinds promptly
done at the East
Oregonlan office.
VOL. 22.
NO. 65,'JS
County Publicity Bureau to
Be Strengthened Will Give
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- '
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
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.
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-
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.
The Proposed Reduction Will
Be the Chief Fight Before
' 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
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 ..
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
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.
mlttees appointed to raise funds for
the bureau.
Ashland, Ore., March 20. As
result of a special canvass by
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.
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
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!
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. 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
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, 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
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.
Wife of Stanley McCormick,
Son of Harvester King, De
clares Husband Incompetent
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.
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.
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.
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
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;, .

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