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EVENING EDITION EVENING EDITION WEATHER REPORT.. Modern printing of all kinds promptly done at the Kast Oregonlan office. r. Fair tonight Thursday. and & 7- In.. VOL. 22. PENDLETON, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14, 1909. NO. 6559 HE IS Swindler of Heppner Banker Makes Clean Breast to the Morrow County Sheriff. ADMITS HIS NAME IS DEXTER ROBERTS Following Recognition of Ills Picture In Portland Pacrs ho Makes Full CoiifcHioii Admits That lie ig a Former Resident of I'maillla Coun ty Other Rcorts of Swindles At tempted by Robert Tried to Work Same. Gnmo In Gilliam County Makes Away With Money Belong Ing to Wife. Admitting that his name Is Dex ter Roberts and that he formerly re aided In Pendleton, the Heppner bank swindler has made a complete con fession of his crime and turned the $700 found on him when arrested, over to the bank. This was the state ment made this morning by Sheriff E M. Shutt who came over from Heppner last evening for the transac tion of private business. According to the Morrow county sheriff, Roberts maintained that his name was Davis up until the dis patches from Pendleton, announcing that his picture had been recognized here, were published in the Portland papers, feeing that It was useless to try to further conceal his Identity, Roberts made a clean breast of the whole affair to Sheriff Shutt. HolirrtH Took Wife's Money. Since then Mr. Shutt has also re ceived a letter from Roberts' second wife, who is a resident of Marquam She says she thought Roberts was a good man and married him but soon found out differently. Incidentally she states that soon after they were married. Roberts made away with $1. 000 of her money. She says he se cured possession of the money upon the representation that he would In vest It in land, but declares that was the last she over faw of It. Sheriff Shutt has ascertained that In addition to swindling the Heppner bank and having arranged to work the same clever scheme in Portland Roberts had tried to work the plan In Gilliam county, before going to Hep pner. The lnnd In Gilliam county to which ho had fraudulently secured an abstract however, was burdened with a mortgage and for that reason the bank refused to advance the mon ey he requested. Falling there ie went to Heppner where he found bet ter picking. The bank of Heppner Is loser $1.50 by the transaction. Roberta secured JSOfl In gold and then going to Salem cashed a check for $50 more, when arrested he had a roll of greenbacks, amounting to 1700. After cashing the check In Salem he went over, to the coast and says he was on his way back to Pendleton, when he was seen on the streets of Salem and recognized by a man who had met him in Heppner. Sheriff Mlnto of Marlon county was Immedi ately notified and soon had the fellow under arrest. RAILROADS ASSERT THEY ARE SUFFERING LOSSES Chicago, April 14. The railroads rn the states suffered enormous loss es during 1908, according to a state ment Issued today by Slason Thomp son, manager of the national bureau of railway publicity. He says the roads have experienced a decrease of three hundred and thirty mllloln dollars In gross earnings and a loss of $129,340,460 In net earnings. TAKING CATTLE TO MOUNTAIN RANCH Clarence Adams of Adams Broth ers, the Camas Prairie stodemen, left Prospect ranch, In the west end of the county, for the mountain ranch near Uklah, this morning, with their cattlo. He has been wintering the stock at tho Prospect ranch and Is now taking them to the mountains for the summer. The horses were taken to Uklnh several weeks ago. DECLARES WILL AVENGE HIS FATHER'S DEATH. ' Tacoma, April 14. James A. Fraco, Jr, son of James Frace, contractor, who was killed and his body dragged Into a iwamp near his home Saturday, today declared his Intention to avenge his parent's murder. He says he knows the murderers. Friends fear that he will be killed Is he insists on mnklng trouble. CONFESSES PAINTER SHOOTS BECAUSE DOOR .NOT CLOSED Spokane, Wash., April 14. Becaust his brother would not close a door through which a draught blew that annoyed him, A. O. Pahl, a painter 30 years old, emptied six chambers of his 32 caliber revolver at W. H. Pahl, a surveyor, 24 years old, two bullets taking effect. One bullet penetrated the Jaw, passing out at the cheek and the other clipped off the end of one thumb. The widowed mother of the boys Interfered to prevent further assaul by the older brother, who was reload Ing to renew his attack. W. H. Pahl wag arrested and placei under $1000 bonds, and tho other 1 held under surveillance In the hos pital as a witness. SEATTLE FASHIONABLES DON'T WANT TUBERCULOSIS C'AMl' Seattle, April 14. The attempt to start the construction of the propos ed tuberculosis camp in the fashion able Queene Anne Hill district result ed in a failure owing to the opposition of women in the neighborhood who yesterday drove the lumber wagons away and chased the foremen Into the brush. FIFTY SIMI III UPRISINGS REIH)RTED FROM MANY SECTIONS Minister of War Said to Have Per Mtadcd the Troops to Return lo Barrack 1-YchIi Danger Arise To day Military Express 0iKisltlon to Aiiotlwr Official New Cabinet to be Elected May Add to Trouble. Constantinople, April 14. Over fif ty persons have been slain since the present trouble began. Reactlcnary uprisings are reported today at Alehh Damascus, t'skub, Dlnra and prnetl' cally throughout Albania. Tho new minister of war has persuaded the mutinous troops to return to the bar racks. ' Danger of fresh trouble de veloped to day when the military ex pressed opposition to Tewflk Pasha the Grand Vizier, who succeeded Mil- mi. As long as this opposition re mains there will be no possibility of establishing a stable government. The Sultan today Is the great ruler In Turkey and Is rapidly assuming his old grasp of affairs. It is expected that the new cabinet will be announc ed within a few hours. Young Turks have aworn to kill the Sultan if he sw Ings too far toward toe opposition. MAN ON TRIAL FOR HER LIFE New York, April 14. The spectacle of a woman, scarcely more than n girl, with a six months old baby In her arms, on trial for her life, was presented In Justice Blanchnrd's court today when Sarah Katen, answered for the killing of Dr. Samuel Auspitz. Attorneys for the defense announced that they would not attempt to deny their client had killed the doctor, but would base the defense on the plea of emotional insanity founded on the as sertion that the girl was driven mad by Ausplctz betrayal of her. . After consulting with the district attorney, the attorney for the fleTense of the girl withdrew the charge of not guilty, and entered a plea of guilty to the charge of manslaughter m the first degree. She was remanded to the custody of the sheriff to await sentence, which will be passed Fri day. WOMAN BURNED TO DEATH AFTER REVELRY Tacoma, April 14. Mrs. J. C. Bridges, aged 32, was burned to death at her home last night when the bed covering caught fire, presumably from an overturned lamp. The death followed a drunken revelry In which she and her husband were engaged. Her husband was arested, but says he was not at home at the time . IPES FROM REFORM SCHOOL, BIT RECAPTURED Salem, April 14. Jos Brown es caped from the reform school near Salem at 2 o'clock yesterday morn ing by climbing from the upper story window and making his way to the ground by the fire escape, was cap tured near Oregon City. The prohibition natlonnl commit tee, displeased at the action of 'the Iowa legislature In defeating the pro posed prohibition constitutional amendment, purpose to make the ITawkeye state the chief battleground for the anti-saloon fight next year. 1 INVESTIGATE 111 PANAMA Committee to and Against ernment Sh Get Facts for Proposed Gov ps. C A I II () R N I A CON ( ; R I OSS M A N LEAVES TODAY FOR ISTHMUS Will Make Extensive InvcwUgation of Whole Transorta4loit Situation May Further I'nagc. of Bill Pro viding Tor Pacific Const Su-uinliip Line 0MTatcd by Government Complaint made Amiint Panama Railroad Alleged ConiK'titioii Is Made Impossible Facts for t'oii krew. Washington. April 14. Congress man McLachlan of California, left for Panama today to make extensive In vestigation of the whole transporta tion situation. The Information will be used in furthering the passage f the bill providing for the establish ment of a government steamship line on the Pacific coast. "Complaint Is made that the Pacific Mall Steam ship company Is simply occupying the field, and making no effort to fa cilitate freight transportation on the Isthmus," said the congressman. "It is also alleged that the Panama rail road has raised its rates, making It Impossible to really compete with transcontinental routes." He will present the facts to the next regular session of congress. INJUNCTION AGAINST THE MAYOR-ELECT Eugene, April 14. C. P. Houston will ask for an Injunction tomorrow morning restraining F. A. Suylor from taking possession of the mayorship of Junction. It is supposed the case will ultimately be fought out on the constitutionality of trie recali. Hous ton bases his claim to office on the ground that he is still In possession of the office, and that Saturday s election is Illegal. He failed to state reasons for his complaint. MORGAN SAYS ROOSEVELT HAS. INJURED COUNTRY Rome, April 14. J. Pierpont Mor gan Is quoted today as declaring that all America ought to rejoice at Roose velt's absence, and that he sincerely hoped his return would he Indefinite ly postponed. He said to a friend: 'Roosevelt's name will pass Into his tory as one who caused incalculable commercial and financial damage to America." A well defined movement Is sa,i to ho under way to dislodge Col. Cecil Lyon from tho leadership of tho re publican organization In Texas. A conference of the opposition leaders Is to be held soon to take definite ac tion in the matter. COL MINT SAYS Down at Hermlston the big sub ject of interest at this time Is the de cision of Secretary Ballinger recog nizing the "new" board of directors of the waterusers' association. In an Interview with the East Orcgonlan yesterday, W. H. Skinner declared the "old" board members would fight the secretary's decision by carrying the matter Into the courts. In behalf of the "new" board. Col- J. F. HcNaught today made the fol lowing statement, over the 'phone, to the East Oregonian: "While I am anxious at all times to publish the advantages of Hormiston, It has never been my policy and even now I am reluctant to call attention to our controversies. The recent in terviews coming from tho defeated element In the water board dispute, although made no doubt to tease the wounds of those interviewed, contain. however, so many glaring miscon ceptions and misstatements that in or der to corect false improssions I de sire to submit the following state ment of facts. "At the annual election of direc tors of the water users' association held In January last, the chairman. Mr. Irwin, who has been president of the association since Its organ ization In 1905, rejected certain votes, for reasons that seemed compelling to him. When the votes were receiv ed and announced the result was un satisfactory, as la always the case with the defeated candidates. Where upon three of the unsuccessful aspir STANDS FOR II AND ORDER PATTEN WILL E Wheat King Announces That He Will Drop Out of Pres ent Market. PREDICTS THAT WHEAT WILL GO STILL HIGHER Make Announcement Today That He Will Immediately Retire from Pres ent Market Predict! Still Higher Price Says He Hasn't Been Try Ing to Comer Market Wanted to Keco the Wheat at Home Says It Will All Be Taken Up By tlie Mill er Within Thirty Days. Chicago, April 14. James Patten, who cornered the visible supply of May wheat and forced prices, has an nounced his Intention today of retir ing from the present market imme diately. Patten predicted that after he is out the wheat will reach a higher mark than ever. He deiared he held wheat so exporters couldn't get It and declared that he never had over ten mllloin bushels at any one time. He said: "I was not In on a corner but am selling wheat daily. Millers will gobble up every bushel I sell within thirty days." May wheat closed at $1 28 5-8. July at $1.17 3-4 and September at $1.08 6-8. These are new records. SUMMON 2310 CITIZENS TO GET CALHOUN JURY San Francisco, April 14. Thirteen Jumrs will hear the evidence in the case of Patrick Calhoun, president of the United Railroads, charged with the offer of a bribe to a former su pervisor of this city. Provision for the ordered juror was made today by Superior Judge William P. Lawlor upon application of the prosecution and after the defense had opposed any such departure from the rules of general procedure. To qualify the 12 men now seated in the box it was necessary to sum mon 2310 citizens. 887 of this num ber being actually intorrogated by the attorneys. The trial has been In progress 91 days and sessions of court have been held 62 days. TAFT W ILL HELP SOLVE JAP PROBLEM Washington, April 14. Secretary Nagel, who independently investigat ed the immigration problem on the Pacific coast, it was learned today, will report to President Taft on the subject. Nagel's report will cover statistics regarding Chinese and Jap anese coolie labor in California and deal with the situation generally. Taft believes he can solve the problem without agitation and It is generally be will assume an attitude more sym pathetic toward the Pacific coast than did Roosevelt. SMI ants forcibly seized the ballot box asumed to recount the votes and In- !!d Lh.!e reJf.Cted bL-P-ld?"t Irwin. The result was different. Af ter the meeting both boards organ ized, the one declared elected by President Irwin, after due observ ance of the by-laws; the other board dispensing with what they doubtless considered a needless regulation "From the time of their respective organizations both boards have as sumed to act. Both have received payments and each has issued cer tificates. It of course became neces sary for the government to recognize oi.e as the board whose certificates should bp accepted. From the time of the annual meeting until the pres ent, the department has made careful Investigation; each side was requested to present Its position and no action was taken until the matter had been subjected to the most careful consid eration. Apparently the department has concluded to recognize the board of which Mr. Irwin is president and which I have so far as possible sup ported. If this Is true the secretary's decision stands for law and order. If It proves a false report, for my part, I shall accept the decision of the sec retary calmly and endeavor to quiet ly to pursue whatever remedy re mains. It Is not surprising though that the disappointed ones should en deavor to kick against the pricks, but time will assuage the sting of defeat and will restore us to our customary calm." QUIT THE EI BEGIN INVESTIGATION OF WASHINGTON OFFICIALS Seattle, April 14. The Investiga tion of the conduct of state officers ordered by the state lcglsltaure and delayed on account of Cosgrove's death, was resumed at Qlympla this afternoon. State Senator Alien, chairman of the comV'ttee of five appointed to Investigate, left this morning for Olympla. John H. Schively, the insurance commission er, will be the first one investigated. The Investigators met In the cham ber of the house of representatives, and immediately went into executive session to decide the methods of pro cedure. Tomorrow the real work will begin. BIG TRACK EVENT IN SEVTTLE ON MAY 7 Seattle, April 14. The biggest amateur sporting event held In Se attle for years will take place on May 7 in the new armory under the j auspices of the Seattle Athletic club. The crack track and field athletes of the northwest will participate. Men from Victoria, B. C, Spokane Portland and Vancouver wil enter. All the colleges of the northwest will be asked to send runners. GRAND JURY IS NO ADDITIONAL CHARGES UP TO THREE O'CLOCK Indictments May Be Reported In the Evening Cliargcsj Against Men In the County Jail Are Still Being In vest Igated Time of Court Con sumed In Trial of Commercial Na tional Bank. No additional indictments had Ill 1 been returned by the grand Jury at!plll0ws' blankets and other supplies. . i i ,li v ... 'from the sleeping cars which are be-- 3 o'clock this afternoon, but it Is ex-jIng ..dead.heade back eagt after. pected that some will be reported, bringing colonists to the northwest later this evening or in the morning. : ar.d have been selling these to the From the witnesses who were being! railroad men. As these men undoubt , , ... , . , edly knew that these goods were sto- examined this afternoon t is evident i, ,v .... . . T. . . . . that the charges against the men in Ien they WOuId be subJect to arrest' that tne charges against the men in;but ow tQ number in- the county Jail are still be ng invest!- i .., , , . . . . . 'i . . , , .? ! volved. notices have simply been post- gaed and that the local option cases ; , h a. na - will no be reached Before tomorrow ; 8tructIng the nllnaA employe, who The time of the court today had nave purchased any of tnese t, to been consumed In the trial of the turn them t0 th? a case of the Commercial National bank ) once against J. F. and W. P. Temple, All j Falure to compy with lh,g or(Jer forenoon was taken up with the se- j mav r?suU , arre?tg and pr0M lection of a Jury and witnesses for tk.n. No charges have ,et been fl,ed the plaintiff were being examined at;ln tnls connection as yet however. f ' I R is said that a large number of This is a suit growing out of a 1he raiiroa(1 men making their head promlssory note for $300 given by:quarte In Grande have timber the plaintiffs to a Mr. Stoffle. The cams in various parts of the Blue bank alleges it purchased the note mountains and that they have availed from James Johns, who in turn had f themselves of the opportunity offered purchased it from Stoffle. The de- to secure camp supplies at greately dendants claim that they paid Stoffle reduced rates. the amount of the note when it be- ! " came due and further alege that the ' Fnrcvrt rrvz riv " ! 8 "l uMoinoxs TO VISIT RELATIVES Rar Admiral U. R. Harris, of the U. S. navy, is an uncle of the Misses Alma and Florence Harris of this city and they have Just received word that im.-i. lemuve win oe mrougn nere upuu a. visit t riaay. tie is oouna lor La Grande to visit his brother, T. G. Harris and family, if which the two juung muies oi mis cuy are memoers. , For many years Admiral Harris was 'n the naval academy at J OTuna out ne na recently oeen ( pines. When sent there he was a cap tain and his promotion to rear admi ral came but a short time ago. ALBERTA TO DOUBLE HER GRAIN CROP Winnipeg, Man., April 14. The i first Canadian Western crop report j was Issued today, showing 100 perj ceni increase in me seeaed area m Southern Alberta. TJttlo neeillnp out. """"'S i side of that dlstroct will be done un til the end of the month. i TWO DRUNKS CURSE j JUDGE FITZ GERALD Tlie city council will tonight be re quested to appoint a temporary sped- ai ponce judge to try louis ,el and j Frank Halcomb. These two men are now rusticating in the city bastlle't under the charge of being drunk and disorderly. The special charge Is that of swearing at Judge Fitz Gerald and ; calling him all manner of vile names as he was passing along the street at the corner of Main and Webb streets, last evening. Since he Is the com-1 plaining witness the Judge will re quest that the council appoint some-' one to sit during the trial. United ! States Commissioner Halley will prob ably be appointed. I CONDUCTORS ARE TIED Topping and Stine Guilty to Stealing From the Railroad. Plead Tools ARRESTED AND FINED IN LA GRANDE COURT Take Saw and Cold Chisel from Cars For Use on Timber Claims in Bine Mountains Suspected by Detective Wood Plead Guilty Before the L Grande Court Are Fined and Win Lose Positions Both Well Knewn on tlie O. R. & N. Wholesale Steal ing by Trainmen. Conductors Topping and Stlne, two well-known freight conductors on the O. & X. were arrested at La Grande last evening and arraigned In the Jus I tice court on a charge of stealing tools I from the company's cars. They en , tered pleas of guilty and were fined $25 each. They will lose their positi ons In addition. Both are the owners of timber claims out toward Wallowa from La Grande and it was charged that one had taken a saw and the other a cold chisel for use on their timber claims. Both these men have been In the service of the company for four or five years and are well known in this, city. The charges against these men were presented by O. R. & X. detective E. B. Wood. Trainmen Buy Stolen Goods. Wood has also discovered the fact j that the 'porters have been stealing j Fresno, April 14. Fresno has gone j "dry is the verdict expressed at yes i terday's election. By ten o'clock this ; morning the dry forces had a safe ma jority of 75 votes which will probably be Increased. The ord'nane is e ; fective in ninety days. It closts the ! saloons, but allows the continuance of t wholesele family liquor stores, and ! sale of drinks with legitimate meals in restaurants. j j pr,oT DISCOVERED TO ; FREE WHITLA KIDNAPERS Mercer, Pa., April 14. Armed guards were placed around the Jail her(l todav f0,jnwlnB. thp dtsverv of . i. ... .n . t..i. . of d.p TrS lff learned of the pJot of dlscnarjt. ed trusty to aid the Boyles jn making their escape and every precaution Is being taken to keep them from car rying out their plan. FORCED TO RESIGN BECAUSE IS SOCIALIST Bellingham. April 14. Because he beame interested in socialism and was accused by members of his flock wKn smokln(r a foul smelling pipe. n... . . .. Rev. Walter f Jones nnstor of th t Knox Presbyterian church was forced i to resign and a new preacher will be named. He recently aroused the Ire of the congregation by making a speech favoring socialism before the ministerial association. 14lf4f A.i,4,fr DEAD AS RESULT OF MARATHON RACE nttsburg, April 14. William H. Howlck. aged 17 Is dead as the result of a Marathon race In which he participated three weeks ago while attending the publle school here. His health was excellent before the con test. The strain of the 26 mile grind was too much for him.