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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.
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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
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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.
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