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A EVENING E0ITI0!) EVENING EDITION WEATHER REPORT. Fair tonight and Tues day. Modern printing of all kinds promptly dons at the East Oregonlan office. VOL. 22. PENDLETON, ORE(JON, MONDAY, JUNE 7, 1909. NO. 6605 EltlCE OF 11 CRIME Body of Unknown Man Found in Columbia in Crude Box Had Skull Crushed, HAD BEEN DRAGGED BY ROPE ABOUT NECK AH Moulin of Identity Destroy! Be fore llelHg Placed 111 Ilox Effort Made to Consume Remains With Slack Lime Conditions of Hands Iruvo That Man Was Not Laborer Thought Tliut Dx Had Keen Hurled on Dunks of Columbia anil Washed Out During High. Wuter Remains Interred Here. Unmistakable evidence of a mys terious murder was discovered by Coroju-r Foleom In his Investigation of the finding of a body found float ing In the Columbia river Thursday of last week. Tho rough wooden box contained the remains of a man about 40 years of age, whose skull had been crushed and then dragged for some distance by means of a ropo fastened about the neck. After having been wedged Into the rough box, was was six Inches too short for the man, a quantity of slack lime was thrown In to consume the remains. This effort at the destruc tion of the body failed, however. There was not a stitch of clothing on the body, and the only other ar ticle of any kind was the piece of rope with which the body had been dragged to Its rude coffin. The evi dence of the body having been dragged la taken as an Indication that only one man was Implicated In the murder, ns had there been more than one It would have been easier to have carried ft. It was impossible to Judge from the condition of the body now long the man had been dead. Decomposition had set In and this made It difficult .also -to get much of an Idea of the man's appearance In life. The most conspicuous -feature of his appear .ance was a dark brown mustache faintly streaked with gray. Tho hands and feet were In fairly good condition and showed that the mur dered man was not a laborer. While the box did not bear evl , dence of having been burled or ex posed to the elements for very long, there was no way of ascertaining how far It had floated or where it was .constructed. Extraordinary precau tions had been taken In Its construc tion and It was a hard task to remove the top. It Is the belief of the coroner that i the fellow waa .murdered some place In Washington or Idaho, his body .dragged to the box and then 'burled in the sandy barik of the river. From this shallow grave H was QUlodged :by the present floods and started on Its Journey to the ea. The name of the man and the par ticulars of the tragedy "will probably inevex be known. 'The -remains were brought to Pen dleton by Coroner Folsem and Fred TSarrf heart and borfed In Olney cere tcry. They spent all f Saturday aright -en the trip, arriving mere about o'clock Sunday memlng. "Chicago Day" at Seattle. Seattle, June 7. This ts Chlcags day" at the exposition. A delegation of 40 toatslnesa men of Chicago pa raded the parade grounds this after noon and 460 cadets from the Agri cultural eellege are sightseeing. U M'FDTRIOGE Major A. B. McFfctrldge will not be reinstated a agent of the Umatilla Indian reservation. This was the defnlte announcement sent out from Washington yesterday afternoon, Sec retary of the Interior Balllnger hav ing refused to countermand the order of Acting Commissioner of Indian Af fairs Valentine. McFatridge has been tenderod and haa accepted a transfer to the Grande Ronde Indian reservation 1n western Oregon. It was first announced that he would be given a reduced salary as part of his punishment for a viola tion of the rules, but it is now re ported that ho will receive the same salary as at present $1500 per year. The Balary of the Grande Ronde posi tion Is therefore Increased $300. as the present Incumbent only receives 11200. Mrs. McFatridge, however, will not be permitted to re-enter the service. KENTUCKY FEUDALIST SHOT AT HIS HOME Jackson, Ky., June 7. Ed ward Callahan, former sheriff of Breathitt county and a no torious feudist, wan fatally shot last night while sitting In his home. His slayer is un known. Callhan was a close friend and associate of Judge James Hargis, who was as sassinated by his son recently. AMBASSADOR JUSSF.ItAXD PRESENTS 'FRISCO MEDALS Pan Francisco, June 7. After pre senting Mayor Taylor and Governor Gillette with silver replicas of the gold medal given to the city of San Francisco by the French government, Ambassador Jusserand Is on his way to Yosemlto today. A third silver ' replica will be presented to President ' Taft. The medals were presented to Mayor Taylor and Governor Gillette j last night at the conclusion of the I banquet tendered by the ambassador and his wife to the men and women who have been their hosts and host esses since their arrival here. SAYS CHHISTIAX SCIENCE WITHOUT VISIBLE LEADER Charge are Mnde by Mrs. Gillcrt a Washington Says Church Is With out Spiritual Leader n the Fldi Declares Thai If Mrs. Eddy is nut HehdeKS Slie In in the Hands of Con. HTteticelcoa Men Humor Confirmed and Denied. Washington, June 7. Christian scientists are here divided In sentl ment today over the charges made by Mrs. Delia M. Gilbert that the "Christ Ian science church is without a spirit ual leader in the flesh," and that "Mrs. Eddy head of the church, is i either dead or helpless, and a mind less puppet In the hands of conscience less men." Bishop Oliver Sabla, form erly a leader In the church here, de clared that every word of the charges were true, while Counsellor William U Post, head of the church's publica tion .committee, says he can prove them untrue. Dispatches from Bos-r ton say Mrs. Eddy took her usual drive yesterday, in her usual health. Mr. Eddy Kays She Still Exists. Boston, June 7. Mrs. Eddy, at Chestnut Hill, Mass., today gave the United Press a signed statement ad dressed to "whom It may concern." The statement says: "I have the pleas ure to report to one and all of my be loved friends and followers that I still exist In flesh, and am seen dally by members of my household." WIFE MAKES SERIOUS CHARGE AGAINST VETERAN Los Angeles, June 7. A charge of arson, Which may lead to a more se rlous charge. Is pending against Cor win Phelps, a civil war veteran, who waa taken frpm the Sawtelle Soldiers Home to (the county Jail. The charge waa brought by his wife, who swears that a year ago her husband fired the hack at Sawtelle, In the ruins of which the ibody of Lawrence Hem merlee, a veteran, was found after wards. Hemmerlee had a belt con taining $10, 'but after the fire only ItO were found. Hemmerlee . had rented the shack from Phelps. The charge waa made after Phelps and his wife had qmarreled. win nor i AS UMATILU AGEHT It will be remembered that she was formerly financial clerk at the Uma tilla agency, her official head having been cut off a few day before the agent was let out Secretary Balllnger la said to have made an investigation of both sides of the McFatridge controversy and has decided that the major should at least be transferred as punishment for his insubordination. Therefore, while there Is universal regret among the local business men and white renters, it is generally conceded that any further effort at this time to se cure the reinstatement of the deposed agent would be only wasted and the fight will probably be given up. Mc Fatrldge's worth, as shown by. his work here, was evldontly appreciated In a way by the Indian department, for according to the report from Washington it was in recognition of his demonstrated ability that It was decided not to reduce his salary. IllKS IK EDDY IEH ORfLPLESS DROWNED IT BOAT LANDING Steamer Crashed Into Pier a! NewOrleans Nineteen Are Dead and Meny Injured. . CROWD IS HURLED INTO EIGHT FliET OF WATER Most of the Yld hits aro Women and Children Who are on an Excursion -Collapse Thought to Have Been Caused by Owner of Steamers Jury' Called to Fix the Hcwimnsihllity Olio Huiitlnd are Thrown Into Water Quick Work Willi Lir(. Boats Prevents Greater Number Be ing Drowned. New Orleans, June 7. Nineteen persons were drowned last night when the :ler at the Mandeville resort on the north shore of lake Ponchertraln collapsed. Most of the victims were women and children and ten bodies h:ive been recovered. A hundred and fifty excursionists were on the pier, which was frail and weakened by the loud, collapsed when the steamer Margaret bumped Into It, hurling the crowd into eight feet of Water . Fifteen were seriously Injured and forty slightly injured. A special. grand jury was called today to fix the res ponsibility for the accident. The wharf was the property of the New Orleans and St. Tammany railroad It Is considered -possible that th owners of the steamer caused the col lapse and they may be Indicted, witnesses declare' that the vessel wa pumlng full speeed when It struck the wharf. A hundred of the four hundred on the pier were thrown Into the water. Quirk action on the part of those handling the boats, saved many more from drowning. Twenty are Drowned. Late advices state that twenty were killed as the result of the collapse, FEDERAL COURT T A brief adjourned session of the federal court was convened here this morning by Deputy Clerk Anderson M. Cannon and Chief Deputy United siaies Aiarsnai Aiacswam. it was merely convened and then adjoourned until the first Monday In December. A the law providing for a term of the federal court in Portland went Into effect before Judge Bean waa ap pointed to the federal bench, it be came necessary for the United States marshal and the clerk of the federal court for the entire Oregon district to come to Pendleton in April and convene the court. This was done and adjournment was Immediately taken until the first Monday In June, thinking that by that time it would be possible tor the Judge to be ap pointed and ready for duty. Now, however, though Judge Bean has been appointed and on duty since the first week in May, he Is occupy' Ing Judge Wolverton'a seat in Port land and Is unable to be here now Accordingly the deputy clerk and deputy marshal came up to adjourn court until a still later date. SECRETARY OF WAVY SAYS ANARCHISTS INFLUENCE BAD Washington, Jon 7. Declaring that the anarchistic element was try ing to excite prejudice and discontent among the navy forces. Secretary of the Navy Meyer today wade a star tling report to President Taft and members of the cabinet. Secretary Meyer stated a secret investigation has revealed the Identity of the re sponsible ones. The details of the plot will be kept secret. ACROSS-THE-CONTINENT AUTO AT ST. LOUIS . St. Louis, June 7. Two of the four cars of the New York exposition race arrived here today. The driver of one of the Acmes Is also here, but the car Is several miles out being repaired after meeting with a slight accident. It Is expected that the Acme will arrive at noon, when alal three will Btart for Kansas City. SHOT BY UNKNOWN MAN WHILE WAITING MURDER TRIAL St. Louis. June 7. Fred Mohrle was shot and Instantly killed before the court's building today while awaiting trial on a charge of killing Constable Sam Young In a neighbor hood feud. He was standing H tho corridor smoking when he was shot by an unknown man, who escaped. f Portland Show is Formally Opened by President Taft, Followed by Parades. MUNICIPAL ELECTION IS GREATLY OVEKSHA DOWED Mayor Lane Declares Civic Holiday In Honor of Great Annual Roso Show Japanese Naval Officers are En tertained by Parade Day Is Offici ally Known as "Home Coming" Day Little Evidence of Choosing of New Mayor Light Voting Gives Hoics to the Simon Faction, Portland, June 7. The great rose carnival, to which I'ortlanderg have been looking forward to since the close of the show last June, was for mally opened at noon today when President Taft pressed the button In Washington. The blowing of whistles, followed the click received over the wire from the Capitol, gave the general signal to begin the celebration. The streets were crowded with thousands who are enjoying the sun shiny weather, and closely observing the bright decorations apparent at every turn. Mayor Lane declared a civic holiday In honor of the celebra tion. The formal entertainment of the Japanese naval officers.' In Portland was celebrated by a military, civic and fraternal parade given In honor of "home coming day," as today is de signed. The1 carnival is overwhelming the municipal election, which Js also be ing, held today. There Is little evi dence In the crowded business sec' tln that a new mayor Is being elected. Voting is Light The early voting In the municipal election Is reported to be extremely light, indicating a victory for Joseph Simon, republican, according to his friends. State Senator Albe Independ ent, and Judge M. G. Munley, demo crat, are. the other two candidates. T WOOL BUYER COMING HERE Portland, June 7. Wool buyers representing practically all the east ern mills and a number In France are leading In a fight for the wool of Ore gon such as was never known before. T. P. Dufour, representing prominent wool interests In the New Englana states and France, stated at the Port land hotel today that he Is only one of 17 now In Oregon bargaining for the wool sheared this year. .He said: "The market for wool was never so keen and prloes never better, and we expect an unprecedented sea son's run of work if we can provide the wool." Mr. Dufour will return to Pendle ton tomorrow to negotiate with the growers for aa much of their product as they will sell. CHINESE MERCHANT MARRIES WHITE GIRL Nanalmo, B. C, Jane 7 Consider able interest has been aroused here by the marriage of a local Chinese merchant to a white woman, the first to occur In Nanalmo. The China man's name Is Chan On and he runs a tailor shop. The girl's name Is Emma Carl. The ceremony was per formed by Pastor Robson of the Methodist church. Mrs. Chan On says she has known her husband five years and professes to be very fond of htm. REMOVE A MOUNTAIN IN A SINGLE BLAST Hoquiam, June 7. The Union Pacific, crew fired a great blast on the south side of the Chehalls river, a mile east of Satiop yesterday and removed the entire hill about a mile long, and approximately a hundred thousand yards. They used four thousand pounds of blasting powder and two thousand cases of dynamite. WESTERN LABOR UNION LEADER HURT IN QUARREL Palo Alto, Cal.. June 7. T. R. Rl- blo, a carpenter, today shot and prob ably fatally wounded Frank Mc Cleave, prominent in western labor union circles. The men quarreled last night over a bill McCleave is al leged to have owed Rlble. J. H. Strohm has returned to his home in Hermlston after a brief visit to the county seat. RATTLING NELSON WILL RAISE HOGS Llvermore, Cal., June 7. Battling Nelson, would-be hog magnate, arrived here today and is prepared to plunge heavily on his new venture. He says: "Dope it out" that anyone can make a fortune raising hogs. He will convert an alfalfa patch into a hog ranch. NEGRO SHOOTS WIFE, THEN COMMITS SUICIDE Pocatello, Idaho, June 7. Shortly before noon Saturday Billy Smith, a colored employe of the Short Line commissary department In Pocatello, attempted to murder his wife while In a Jealous rage, and later shot him self with suicidal intent and died two hours later. His wife has slim chances of recovery. Five bullets were fired Into her body by the half crazed husband. She Is lying at the family home, 325 North Fifth avenue, while her husband, who following the tragedy was removed to Lindqulst's undertaking parlors, breathed his last gasp shortly after noon. SAID TO BE RESPONSIBLE FOR M'CLOUD SITUATION Largo Lumber Interests Have an Agreement Regarding Wages to Be Paid Affects 30,000 Laborers and $100,000,000 Worth of Property Revolted that the ' Combine Will Stand Expenses of Present Strike at McCloud. McCloud, Cal., June 7. Evidence of an agreement among the lumber men of California, affecting 30,000 laboreers and $100,000,000 worth of property, is given today as a reason for the McCloud Lumber company re fusing to grant the strikers an in crease in wages. President Keal said openly that he would refuse to consider an Increase, as all the lumber companies agreed to pay no more for labor. The unverified report says the lum ber trust of California Is sharing with the McCloud company the losses dur ing the strike amounting to several hundred thousand dollars. SPRECKELS SAYS HE COULDN'T SUPPORT A WIFE New York, June 7. Claus Spreck- els, the second son of John D. Spreck- els, today denied the report that he is engaged to Miss Mary Adele Case of Portland. Mr. Spreckels said he had no money with which to support a wife. Miss Case is at the Knicker bocker hotel, where she will remain until she starts for Oregon. Both ar rived together from Paris. Dead Man for Shipmate. San Diego, Cal., June 7 Faith fully carrying out the request of his dying partner, Albert Graff in the fishing sloop Flying Dutchman ar rived in port with the body of Martin Edwards, who died six days ago while the little vessel waa at sea on an eexcurslon to the fishing banks off the coast of lower California. Ex hausted and almost a nervous wreck from the ordeal of staying awake al most continuously since his com rade's death, with a fast decomposing corpse as his sole companion, Graff clambered ashore today nearer dead than alive. WAGES FID 91 LUMBER 13U5I BID CHECK IfillS! BEGU1LE0 10CIL CLOTHING SllESIII Once more the nimble check forger has been busy in Pendleton and he has made a fair haul. Three local mercantile establishments. Bond Bros., the Peoples Warehouse and H. H. Wessel's store, are all loser through his presence in the city and the amount lost in each Instance was the same 338.75. The fellow who did the work circu lated about the city Saturday and made purchases at the stores men tioned above. In each case he pre sented a check In payment, the check being drawn In favor of S. A. Brass, field and signed by E. C. Brown. All of them were drawn upon the Ameri can National bank of this city. This moronlng the different checks were presented at the bank for pay ment, and as the bank had no ac count with an E. C. Brown payment was refused. The sheriff was then notified of the affair and at once be- j T Governor Hay Says Republicans Don't if the Clean House the People Will ALL STATE DEPARTMENTS WILL BE INVESTIGATED Officially Reported That Schlvely Re port Recommends Impeachment of That Official Will Probably be Made Public at Special Session Complete House Cleaning Will Re sult if the .Legislature Will Give Necessary Appropriation Chairman .of Investigation Com mittee Supports Hay. Spokane, June 7. "The republican party must clean house Immediately or the people will clean house for the party," declared Governor Hay to day In announcing that every de partment on which the slightest sus picion could be cast would be care fully investigated as a result of the special session called for June 23. Chairman P. L. Allen, of the legis lative Investigation committee sup ported the governor. Governor Hay and the committee conferred today relative to the report on insurance commissioner Schlvely. The report will probably not be made public until submitted to the special -session with the governor's message. It is authoritatively stated that the report recommended the impeachment -of Schlvely. The outcome of the conference here will probably be a complete house cleaning, unless the legislature refuses to appropriate the money. . , CANADA PROTESTS AGAINST ' AMERICAN WARSHIPS Ottawa, Can., June 7. It is prob able the Dominion government will address to the United States a formal protest against the presence In the Great Lakes of American war ves sels. The recent passage through the Canadian waterways of the gunboat Nashville occasioned much criticism and adverse press comment. Now eight United States warships are in the lakes. - It Is generally supposed that the United States government has overstepped the term of the agreement relative to the presence of warships in the lakes. PRESIDENT TO 'FRISCO; CONGRESSMEN TO SEATTLE: Washington, June 7. President Taft will visit San Francisco to par ticipate in the Portola celebration in October if his official duties will per mit. In response to an Invitation by the Seattle exposition officials Rep resentative William Rodenburg ot Illinois today introduced a resolution empowering the speaker to appoint an official committee of 15 represent atives to attend the fair. COLUMBIA IS S.l FEET AT THE DALLES Portland, June 7. The weather bu reau reports the height of the Colum bia at The Dalles at 3 S.I feet this morning. Balloon Passes Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala., June 7- A bal loon at a high altitude passed here going south at dawn today. It Is be lieved to be one of the entries in the national balloon race. gan the search for the stranger. The man who passed the checks Is described as being of middle age, rather slim, rather dark in com plexion, and when he was here Satur day he wore a dark suit of clothes. After making some purchases the fellow would offer his check in pay ment, and so well did he work the game that in none of the three stores named above was he suspected of being a crook. As he received his change In cash, the stores are losers In actual cash as well as in merchan dise. At the Boston store the fellow also tried to do business, but something In his manner aroused the suspicion of Gary Taylor and the latter declined to accept his check. When ques tioned by Mr. Taylor the fellow said he was a painter, but when pinned down to closer details he was lacking, and this fact caused the salesman to become suspicious. ran is FJ tt f i t. t ,1 J! 1 J