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EVENING EDITION EVENING EDITI011 WEATHER REIORT. Fair tonight; Sunday fair and warmer. ' Modern printing of all kinds promptly done, at the East Oregonlan office. VOL. 22. PENDLETON, O KEG ON, SATUKDAY, JUNE 5, 1909. NO. 6604 SENSATION IN WILL CONTEST Letter Written by Mr. Young Announces That All Heirs Are to Be Cut Off. INTRODUCED AS NEW EVIDENCE BY SlltS. WARNER Letter SnpioHed to Have Been Writ ten Ixw Than Month Before Douth of Man Whoso Procrly in Ik-lag Contented Was Written to Wife of Mr. Warner's Brother Mrs. War ner Docs Not State How She Came Into PotnesNlon of Letter Comes as Sensation In Case. Probably the biggest sensation of all the trials and hearings in connection with the Warner-Youpg will contro- versy was the Introduction of a rather startling letter by Mrs. Warner. The missive Is supposed to have been writ- ten by Mr. Young, less than a month before his death, to Mrs. Clara Young, wife of Fred Young, brother of Mrs. Warner. The letter purports to give Young's opinion of ft great number of his heirs and declares that he Intends to cut them all off without anything, leaving all his property to Mabel Toung who la referred to ! the letter as May. Mrs. Warner refuses to state how she came Into possession of the letter, but as It is alleged to have been writ ten to the wife of the man who Is do ing all in his power to asBist Mrs. Warner to win her fight iw the es tate, it was probably secured by him or turned over by the woman her self. The letter is as follows: Weston, Aug. 2, 1905. Well Clara I hare' heard what you have been saying about me giving Mrs. Plckard the cow. I paid you more than your cow was worth. The property which I -deeded you was worth more than both your cows. As you showed your aberut the cow I can tell you a good many things that I do not like. When you stayed here, you opened my letters and de stroyed them. You told me lots of things I found out was lies. May 'Is not singing In the place vnu said she was and If her mother wrote you that she was she lies. I know better and you and the Wattses and the reBt of the layoat Ilea. You opened Mrs. Barnes' letter. Norah says you told tier. Now I don't know as I owe you a damned cent and yon have all got all you will ever get out of me. I -never got anything from any of you hut I paid four times what It was worth. I have kept the whole damned outfit of you ever since you landed here. Now I am done with the whole dam ned pack. Mrs. Plckard Is a lady By Ood and minds her own business and. If I paid her doctor bills and gave her a cow I have done no more than right Sh has been good to me since I wave been poorly. I know what you and the Watts and Rodgers and Phllllpaes are fighting for. I aint got nothing again Fred. I don't blame the boy for what you do. Now I hopft when you and Norah stick your noses In my business you found what you was looking for. Now you keep your damned mouth off of me and Mrs. Plckard and May. When 1 am gone May will have dollars where you won't have cents. If I .we you anything for that washing ytui told Grace I owed you for I guess by god I can pay now. 1 don't want to hear any more from yom. Yours truly, J. W. YOUNG. There was nothing doing In the contest hearing today and probably will net before next week. The tak ing of depositions of witnesses away Coroner Ralph Folsom and Frank Earnhart, left soon after noon today for the Columbia river, to Investigate the finding of the body of another un known dead man. According to a let ter received this morning by the Cor oner from Fred Earnheart, the body was found floating In the river by him, It was nailed up In a rough oblong box and after dragging the box upon the bank he opened it enough to dis cover that it contained the naked body of a full grown person, probably a man. The box was then nailed up again and made fast at the spot where It was found. He stated in his letter that the body appeared to be in a fairly good state BODY OF UNKNOWN DEAD MAN FOUND III ffllSI! BliEf! I KILLED WHILE UNLOADING LOGS Hoijulam, Juno 5. Henry Foote, a prominent citizen was killed while assisting In the un- loading of logs from a car. He was struck by a log and thrown Into the. Hoqulam river. Last night the body had not been re- covered. 4 from Pendleton will probably be the first order of business on the part of the contesting heirs. v ROOSEVELT TO CROSS XI IK BURNING DESERT Kljabe, June 5. Roosevelt's cara van started at one this afternoon to the Lumbwa district where he will remain for several weeks. Tile natives gave Colonel Roose velt a royal farewell and the entire population for miles around turned out. The trip to Sotlk will be ardu ous. The party will be In the arid region where for two half days the march will be in the scorching sun. The caravan carries 125 gallons of water. PUGILIST KILLS 1IIS RIVAL IN PRIZE FIGHT Austin, Tex., June 5. George : Keppe Is under arrest today while an ' Inquest Is being held over the body of Edward Lyons, a pugilist, who wa killed last night In a prize fight. The fatal battle was witnessed by the sheriff and chief of police, whose res ignations may be requested. Lyons was killed by an uppercut In the eleventh round. 01O. T CGtS III DITCH FIVE COACHES DERAILED IUT NO ONE IS HURT Exact Cause of Wreck Not Knowu Here Accident Occurred Near Steel Bridge Across Powder River Near TelocaHct Engine Stays on Track Trve roaches and Tender Re ported to Have Been Ditched Traffic Delayed. O. R. & N. train No. 6, which went through Pendleton this morning about 2:30 went Into the ditch near North Powder. Five -coaches and "the tender were derailed but no one was hurt. The cause of the wreck Is unknown. According to the best Information obtainable here, the train had Just pulled out of the tunnel -and was roundmg a sharp curve near the steel bridge across Potfder river between North Powder and Telocaset, when the accident accured. The engine man aged to stay In the trade but the len der and three cars devoted to mall, baggage and express, the smoker and the chair 'car left the track. How such an accident could happen with out someone being hurt is regarded as a mystery. It Is reported that at least ten or twelre hours will be required to clear the track. For that reason a train was made i at La Grande and -sent to the scene of the wreck. The pas sengers from the west bound train will be transferred around the "wreck and will b brought Into Pendleton about 5 o'clock this afternoon. CHAIN GANQ FOR 03 DATS FOR "EMPLOYER" Seattle, June 5. A. K. Townsend, who advertised himself as the em ployer of young women at lucrative salaries to work as stenographers, to day began work with the chain gang for 63 days, being convicted on a va grancy charge. One complainant tes tified that she gave Townsend $50, but he did not get a position for her as stenographer. of preservation though the odor was strong and getting worse. He there fore appealed to the Coroner to come and give him some relief as the body Is being held near his home, three miles above Cold Springs landing. As "the body Is naked there will probably be nothing found on it or in the box that will assist In its Indentl flcatlon and as the box was made of common, rough lumber there will be no way of identifying It or telling how far the box and Its contents have floated before being picked up. Though the coroner has gone out to Investigate It Is therefore probable that another mysterious death will never be solved. CAR STRIKE IS SETTLED Employes Compromise and Philadelphia Cars Are Again Running on Schedule Time. OLD CREWS WORKING AND STRIKEBREAKERS DEPORTED After Long Conference Strikers Ac cept Scale of 22 Cent an Hour and Name. Ten Hours a Day's Work Cars Again Running on nil Lines ruture Differences Will lie Adjust ed Between Corn)uny and Grievance Committee of Car Men Will Do. niand Larger Pay Later If IVoflts Permit. Philadelphia, June 5. Peace was K'stortil 'here today and cars on all lines are on schedule time with the old crews. The strike was settled last night at a conference. Tho men ac cepted a scale of 22 cents an hour, and ten hours to constitute a work day. 'The strikebreakers were de ported. After being in session nearly all day the men agreed to accept 22 cents an luur. The old "swing system" has been abolished; ten hours will consti tute a day's work; all employes will be permitted to purchase their uni forms In the open market; ell future differences are to be adjusted between tho company and a grievance commlt .tee chosen by the employes. If, after an investigation by the city controller of the books of the company I: can be shown that more than 22 cents an hour can be paid without crippling the finances of the company, the men will Insist upon a further ad vance in wages. SENATOR AND OTHERS ACCUSED OF CONSPIRACY Goldfield, Nev., June 5. Reports circulated today are to the effect that an Indictment has been returned by the Emerald county grand Jury which Includes all the officers and directors of the Pittsburg, Silver .Peak .and Florence-Goldfield Mining companies and the managers of the defunct Rawhide bank. Among the officers and directors are United States Sena tor George Oliver of Pennsylvania, William Flynn, T. J. Crump, John S Wcller, J. G. Splaln and other prom inent men. The Indictments are based upon charges of criminal conspiracy to defraud the state and county by is suing false bullion reportB to the as sessor, which It is alleged belittled the profits from the mmlng opera tlons. JUSSERAND SAYS FRANCE IS NOT ECADENT San Francisco, June 1. David Starr Jordan's statement that France Is a decadent nation was replied to by French Ambassador Jean Jules Jus serand In a speech delivered last night to 35,000 members of the local French colony. The ambassador said: "The country that Invented the first airship, that produced the first submarine vessel and that leads In the arts of war cannot be a decadent nation. The nation that Is decadent Is decadent In thought, and the thought of France today Is as Virile as -ever." COLUMBIA RIVER IS COMING UP Portland, June 5. In a weather report Issued today Edward Beals, the district forecaster, says that the river at Portland will reach a stage of 18.5 feet Sunday, 20 feet Monday, 20.5 feet Tuesday and 21 Wednes day. The height In feet at The Dalles Is 32 3 feet The flood stage there Is 40 feet. The change In the last 34 hours is S.65 feet. HENEY MAY RUN FOR. DISTRICT ATTORNEY San Francisco, June 5. Despite as sertions that he will not be a candi date for district attorney of San Fran cisco, Heney will enter the fight It tho man nominated for the office does not measure up to his standards of honesty and efficiency. Heney Is endorsed for the office by the San Francisco Democracy club. GOVERNOR WILL UPHOLD ANTI-BETTING LAW Denver, Colo., June 6. Governor John S. Shnfrot announced today he would use the power of the state to stop betting on horse races In Colo rado. The race track men have de cided to test the antl-bettlng law In some of the minor meets in the sub urbs and see what action the gov ernor will take. T E Delegates toGerman Naval League Don't Like English Naval Supremacy, UTTERANCES MAY LEAD TO WAR BETWEEN THE NATIONS Delegates 0eiily Advocate Upbuild ing of German Navy In Order to Contest Naval Supremacy With England iass Resolution Declar ing in Favor of Germany1 Win ning Naval Supremacy of the World Thought That Meeting Will In crease Strain Existing Betwwn the Two Nations. Kiel, Germany, June 5. Hostility tJ England marked nearly every ut terance at the annual meeting of the German naval league today. Statements were made which it is feared will have a grave bearing on the strained relation between Ger many and Great Britain. The deli cate International situation has nearly reached a cricis which may mean war. Admiral Koster, president and most of tpe delegates were fiery In their utterances openly advocated an ac celerated upbuilding of the German navy to "contest the present naval su premacy of England." Resolutions were unanimously ad opted declaring In favor of Germany winning the navy supremacy of the world. England to Build Warships. London, June 5. Eight new dread naughts will be built Immediately by the British government as the result of the sensational session of the Ger man navy league today at Kiel. The government hoped to delay the con struction of the ships because the con dition of the public finances. PRESIDENT TAFT MAY NOT VISIT ALASKA Washington, June 5. President Taft said today that his wife was not Ir. a condition to travel and that it Is doubtful whether he would go to Alaska this year. He said he would go to Seattle and visit as many places as possible en route. The statement was made to Representatives Tawney and Cushman, to whom he said he did not want 325,000 appropriated for his traveling expenses and then be compelled to disappoint the peo ple. LUMBER STRIKE IS PARALYZING BUSINESS Aberdeen, Wash., June 6. There is no change in the lockout strike sit uation here among the mill employes. Business Interests are nearly all para lyzed because the mill owners still re fuse to fill orders for lumber, result. Ing from the Aberdeen trouble. The Hoqulam mills that have been Idle are now running night and day, and the yardmen at Aberdeen, who ask for an Increase of wages of 21 ceata a day, seem disposed to compromise. ASK RULERS OF WORLD TO TOAST SAN FRANCISCO Washington, June 6. President Taft Is considering today a toast to "San Francisco Spirit" which he promised to write and propose at high noon on October 19, the date of the Portola festival. The festival commissioners are trying to gain a promise from tho European rulers to drink a toast at the same hour. ORDERS CUT IN EXPENSES IN SAN FRANCISCO MINT San Francisco, June 6. Consterna tion reigns here today among the employes of the San Francisco mint as the result of official orders from Washington to cut expenses. Super intendent Sweeney says the only way would be to cut the mint force. Eight hundred may go. SWEETHEARTS DIE TOGETHER; SUICIDES San Francisco, June 5. Lying across a bed In a room In the Hotel Berlin, the body of Emma Riley, an employe of the hotel, and John Mor gan were found this morning. It Is reported they were ( engaged to be married. The police believe their deaths are the result of a suicide pact. PORTLAND GIRL TO WED CLAUS SPRECKELS SON New York, June 5. Mary Adele Case of Portland, Ore., and Claus Ppreckels, Jr., of San Francisco are to be married In New York soon after their arrival, according to reports re ceived here today. WOULD Willi MOTHER MURDERS CHILDREN AND SUICIDES Corslcan, Texas, June 5. Af ter killing her daughter aged 12 and 2 sons, aged 7 and 2, to day, Mrs. J. M. Green suicided. She was despondent because of domestic troubles, and It Is sup posed she went mad after her husband left her for work. OREGON WOMAN SUICIDES IN 'FRISCO San Francisco, June 5. Lying in the Central Emergency hospital after swallowing several morphine tablet. Mrs. Emma L. Martin, said to be the wife of Fred Martin, a Portland busi ness man, Is today though to be dy ing. She left a note saying she was lonely and asked that her clothing be sent to Mrs. Lewis of Eugene, Ore. She took the drug at a hotel where she registered two weeks ago. EARTHQUAKE LASTS TWO nouns AT MANILA Manila, June 5. Beginning at 2:46 o'clock and continuing until 5:02 o'clock yesterday morning, the seis mographs at the observatory here reg istered an Intense misroseismlc dis turbance. It is estimated the earth quake was 2000 to 3000 klllometers distant. The record corresponds closely to that obtained In February, 1909, during the earthquake in Java and Sumatra. STARTED IN RESTAURANT, BURNED MANY STORES Bon Ton Lodging House Destroyed With Other Establishments It Is Feared Man Was Burned to Death New Cunningham Building Was Threatened Losses Will Aggregate Several Tliousand Dollars. Fire which broke out In the busi ness section of Pasco at midnight last night destroyed many business estab lishments and inflicted a loss that will aggregate several thousand dol lars. According to Conductor Bertholet, who came in on the Northern Pacific train this" morning, the fire started in the Little Gem restaurant at 12:10. From that place It spread to the Riggs & Whithorn general mercan tile store, the Newman & Marks, fur- nlshlng goods store, the Bon Ton lodging house, one saloon and three restaarants. The window, m Cunningham building were the new ,1 8teel 'T- the building itself was not otherwise damaged. It is feared that a man was burned to death In the Bon Ton lodging house, but when the Northern Pacific train left this morning the facts in the case had not been fully ascertained. CHILDREN'S DAY AT SEATTLE EXPOSITION Seattle, June 5. Officially desig nated as "Children's day." today promises to be the biggest in point of attendance and interesting events since the fair opened. The exercises began at? 10:30 In the ampitheater with a chorus of 1700 school chil dren. Fight In New Mexico. Denver, June 5. New Mexico" may become a fight center. If the promo ters of the Cimarron Athletic Club, of Chlmarron, N. M., realise their anti cipations. One of the first Important bouts arranged for this club Is slated for tonight, when Bill Pettus a colored heavyweight, will meet Denver Geyer in a twenty-round encounter. PISCO HUD W FIFiF LAST NIGHT LOST COBS" MET 11 AFTER Mir VIS l An unusual case of "long lost rela tive" came to light here a few days ago, when A. Ruppe. the well known wheat raiser, met with two cousins of whom he had never even heard pre viously. The other gentlemen were also Ignorant of Mr. ftuppe's exist ence until they met him here. A. L. Ruppe and Burton Espey are the two newly found relatives. Both are from Armstrong county, Penn sylvania. They stopped off In Pen dleton a few days ago to visit with Rev. W. H. Bleakeny, who is a cousin to A. L. Ruppe. While the men were here Mr. Bleakeny chanced to speak of the Ruppe family of this city. Being Interested In the family name, the two men asked to meet Mr. KILLS HIMSELF ID HIS FAMILY Bert Garrett of Marquam Blows Up His Home While Family Are at Breakfast. ONLY ONE OF THE NUMBER ESCAPES DEATH OR INJURY Only Member of Family to Escape Is Daughter Who Is HI and Does Not go to Breakfast at Invitation of her Father Powder Set Off While Family is at Breakfast Garrett Found Under Ruing of House Oth er Members of Family Horribly Mutilated Garret Thought to Have Been Insane. Oregon City, Ore., June 5. Accord ing to a brier message received nera Bert Garrett, aged 35, blew up hl home at Marqulm, fourteen miles; .. M . ,LI. - 1 1. 1 1 1 1 euum vi nere ims ijiuiuiiifi, Aiuijig himself and Edith, a daughter, Beue lah, a. daughter, fatally Injuring an- unit:, uauguit;, ntiu dv i m wounding his wife, aged 35. Addition, al facts are not expected here until the coroner reaches the scene. nervous troubles. Messages says the home is almost completely wrecked,. arA that tVi 1no-o si U .Ln nr A -- v w - Q V T w blown off. It is supposed that Gar rett was insane. Blast Placed Under Kitchen. The blast was placed under the kit chen. It is supposed now that Garrett was under the kitchen floor as his body was found under the wreckage. Garrett was a prominent real estate man of Marquam. He has brothers, and other rela tives there. It Is supposed that he deliberately planned the assassina tion. It is known that Garrett was worrying over business affairs. To day's sad occurrence has shocked the entire community. Family Mas Eating Breakfast. Later reports say that Garrett died within an hour and that the horrible maimed fragments of Buelah's body were found scattered in the back yard. She was five years old. Lavilla, aged 10, was blown Into an adjoining woodshed, and her death Is mo- i teen, was lying In bed In the front part of the house and refused to go to breakfast at the suggestion of her father because she was not feeling well. She escaped Injudy. The pow- ' 7 VpieT whle m TWi Ta. tlng DreaIcfasti but becaU8e'of ' ...i,.,. ' f . T ,,,,, 'g!ve the detalIS- GlaJ- " ockd 1 10 tall ' EMBEZZLER DRAWS THREE YEAR SENTENCE San Francisco, June 5. Charles Turner, former secretary of the Grand Parlor of Native Sons of the Golden West, plead guilty to the felony of embezzlement today, when arraigned, and was sentenced to three years In San Quentln. There was a shortage of over $, 000 in Turner's accounts. His friends made good the amount, but after a conference of the grand officers de cided they couldn't fall to prosecute him. Daniel Ryan, vice president of the order, acted as special prosecutor but Turner pleaded guilty and Ryan asked for leniency. EXPOSITION ATTENDANCE PASSES 150,000 MARK Seattle, June 6. Noon today the to tal attendance at the exposition since the opening has passed .the 150,000 mark. Thirty-five thousand were present today. Ruppe. When they did so the three men began to talk of their relatives In the Keystone state. It thtn became disclosed that the two Mr. Ruppes were second cousins, and that Mr. Es pey was similarly related to Mr. Ruppe upon his mother's side of his family. To make the affair still more of a coincidence,'- the Pennsylvania Ruppe has a daughter n.imer Bernice, as has also Mr. Ruppe of this city. A. Ruppe loft Pennsylvania when he was but six years of age, and hav ing lost account of some of his rela tives since that tlmme. he was highly pleased at meeting the two men In this city. Both the visiting gentle men were on their way to Seattle to visit the A.-Y.-P. exposition.