Newspaper Page Text
EVENING EDITION WEATHER UEPOHT. Modern printing of all kinds promptly done at the East Oregonlan offlct. Sliciwora tonight or Sunday; cooler to night. VOL. 22. PENDLETON, OKEGON, MONDAY, JULY 5, 1909. NO. 6()27 1 ts&wlferfflaM I COUNTY ((fIV.i;, MCT l Clir OFFICIAL PAPER. IE IN IS UNDER GUARD Charles Earhart, Goes on a Spree, Killing One Man and Injuring Six Others. CAPTURED BY 0ITB6E58 AFTER LONG (il N EIGHT Wen-known Bad Craractee and cx- Cnnvlet Gels Drunk anil Soon Finds Triiill' Hreaks I"'" Store and Amu Himself Willi Shot Gun and Slu-ll- Begins to Defy tlio Town, Taking a Friend ns a Hody-guard Finally Seeks Shelter or Wurehousc and Shoots Into Crowd Surrenders When out or Ammunition, Heppner, July B. Heavily guarded, with every precaution against mob violence, Charles Earhart, who shot five men at lone Friday night and held the entire town at bay during a battle that lasted over an hour and In which more than 100 shots were fired, is tonight In the Morrow county Jail at this place. Karhart surrendered to Sheriff Shutt. who was called to lone from Heppner while the fight was at Its height. The victims of Earhart's gun were William Clark. wounded in the shOUS iler; K. T. I'erklns. poslmest. r at 000, III the foot; John JohMOO, in the left Deputy Sheriff Walter Cason. in the buck; Charles Ultchle, tu the leg; Jo lleezeley. In the face, back Mid leR; William H BMUa of Portland. 171 1-2 Front street, was fatally wounded while the shooting was in progTPSS by a member of the Impromptu posse mistaking Dim for Bsrhart Bariiari starts Trotihl Earhart Is an ex-convi'-t of the Ore gon pentitcntiary and is known as :i had character, He was sentenced two years ago to the Oregon state peni tentiary and Wit pardoned about six months ag by (iovemor Chamber lain. Early on Friday evening, after hav ing filled himself up with bad whis key. Earhart. started down the main treat Of lOte, Intent on having I prc Foiirth time. He first met Charles Clark, a local man, nnd Insulted him by throwing n lighted match In his face. Clark sought to defend hllMOlt He was armed with a revolver and Earhart had nothing but a knife. Clark Is said to have fired five shots at Earhart, none of them taking ef fect. Earhart started down the street and on arriving at the Walker hardware step , broke through the plate glass and began to hunt for a Winchester rifle. Not being able to find this In the dark, he picked up double bar reled shotgun, add two boxes of shells with No. 1 shot, and escaped by a rear door. Returning to the main street, he began to defy the town, halting In (root of drugstore, Marshal Tom Cnrle arrived, but Earhart aimed his gun at him and defied him. Karhart saw a friend, Henry Read, in the crowd and com pelled him to come forward and act bodyguard. Deputy Sheriff Car son had also arrived at this time with a posse. One of tin- members, being u good shot, fired and came danger ously near wounding Knrhart, who fled, followed by 50 men. One of the shots of the posse took effect, striking Earhart and making a flesh wound In the back, which Is not serious. Hides t'ndcr Warehouse. Earhart sought shelter from tho bullets under a wheat warehouse, and was surrounded. From this po sition lie began firing, wounding Wil liam Clark, a hrother of Charles Clark, the man whom he had first Insult, id. Charles "Ritchie, John Johnson and E. T. Perkins received small charges of shot In the legs and feet. Joe Heasley received three charges of shot In the face, one of them barely missing his right eye, and also In the baek and leg. His wounds are not thought to be severe. Dep uty sheriff Cason received a charge of shot In the back, his heavy cloth ing saving him from serious Injury. William H. Escue of Portland, was fatally shot by a member of the pos see while he was crawling up a ra vine. Though medical attendance was on hand, the man at last reports OLSON AND DR. ROLLER WRESTLE AT SEATTLE. Senttle. July B. The wrest ling nnd hoxlng card nt the are na tonight is by far the best af forded In Seattle to the public this season, when Charles Ol son and Dr. Roller meet. Olson Is considered one of the best men In the east. was unconscious, and his death is expected momentarily. After having exhausted his ammu nition Karhart walked out and sur rendered himself to Sheriff Shutt, who had just arrived in an auto (ran Heppner, The murderous convict was then taken to the county Jail at Heppner, BALLOON BURSTS AND AERONAUT IS DYING Redding, Cal., July 5. In the pres ence of several thousand spectators, the dirigible balloon American sud denly exploited at a local recreation park Saturday, fatally injuring Cap tain James Moore, the aeronaut, and Milton Mygatt, a bystander. Several spectators were knocked down and seriously hurt as the Immense crowd made a rush to get away from the scene of the accident. Moore has a broken pelvis, a frac tured right hip and right arm, and two-thirds of the surface of his b idy is frightfully burned. Mygatt, who Is 80 years of age, was thrown to the ground with such force by the explosion that he sustained a fractured hip. Neither man Is ex pected to live. HOME8EEKER8 ROHHF.D BY CONFIDENCE MEN Spokane, Wush.. July 6. A well organized band of bunko men is de clared by police detectives to he hold ing forth In Spokane, victimizing seekers for homes In the three' reser vations soon to be open for filing. Two members of the gang were ar rested tonight, and Chief of Pol-e Sullivan is Issuing a general warning to the public to be on the lookout tfor crooks. Hank Meyers, notorious con fidence man and bunko steercr with a record all over the northwest as the cleverest crook ever Invading the country. Is declared to be the brain of 'be gang Evidence of bunko men fin Mug unwary strangers In BpOkane and bunkoing them is given by the I police. IT I IM l.oss WILL BE 1360,000 WD SEVERAL ARE INJURED I1IIIMI I UNI Ml - 'Ml 11 H 1 I 1 I 1 1" - ..I... . .. . t. .. crackers and a Whole Business Rloek l Itiirucd Rumored Thai One Person Is Iturnei! to Death At ix'iist Two Men Ire injured in Fire FigllUllg OitJ Water Main Are Out of Order at the Time. Raker City, Ore., July 5. Nampa. suffered a (1(0,000 fire Saturday as a result of the attempts of a hobo to celebrate the Fourth of July The man touched off a bunch of fire crackers at "Charlay'i Corner." fireworks store between the depot and the big Dewey Grand hotel, and the whole block was burned. It is rumored that one man was burned to death, but this cannot be verified. Two were hurt, one fireman and a man who was passing under a burn ing building, upon whom a bucket was dropped. The firecrackers ignited a big fire works slock In the "Corner," and the flames spread in a most spectacular display to the stored stock of goods Upstairs. It was impossible to get water on the flames until after they had a big start, because the water mains are being relald. After several minute temporary repairs were made sufficient to put several streams of -water on the blaze. The Hoise fire department was summoned and made a sensational trip on a flat car special, covering the SO miles In IS minutes over the Bhot'l Line. However, they were unable to 00pe with the fire with the water at band, and It looked like the whole city was doomed. Several times the famous Dewey Palace hotel caught and It seemed that Is would burn. Fi nally dynamite was resorted to and three buildings were blown up before the flames wore finally controlled. The fire burned from 2 o'clock to 7. A whole block was destroyed, con taining the Rank of Nampa and sev eral of the most prominent dry goods, clothing and furnishing houses. The amount of Insurance Is un known, but It Is believed that sev eral firms are so Inadequately cover ed that they will be practically "broke." Try German prince, Berlin, July r. Prince Phillip zu Dulenberg was again placed on trial today, charged with perjury In con nection with his testimony In the Hardon-Von Moltke case, which grow out of the infamous "round table" scandal of 1!M)7. Pending the retrial, the prince has been held under 120, 000 bail, the heaviest ever Imposed In Germany, An eastern Umatilla county "Dutch man" puis salt troughs In South Fork and when the fish come for salt he knocks them on the head with a thorn club, asserts a correspondent of the Milton Eagle. HOBO STARTS BIB C DC IT U mil m i ANOTHER BIG TARIFF COURT POWER PROJECT IS PROPOSED I j Fifteen Million Dollar Mori- Senate Finance Committee gage Issued for Harnessing Will Stand by (his Provis the Deschutes River. ion of the Tariff Bill. PART OF POWER USED FOR NEW ELECTRICAL i; Ml, ROAD ReKirtel that Company That Has Rented Half of the Vast Dower to Be Generated, Will llnlld from Portland to Raker City Company Said to Control Water Rights That Wodld Develop 500.000 Horse Power Company Provides for Capital Stock of Three Millions of Dollars. The Dalles, Ore. The largest mort gage ever recorded In Wasco county was filed with the county clerk yes terday by C D. Charles a trust deed given by the Wasco County Electric company of New York, to secure a bond Issue not to exceed $15,000,000. The filing fee for this Instrument was 1S.1. 1 The Wasco County Electrical eom- ; pany was recently Incorporated with a capital stock of $3,000,000, and with its principal office at Condon. The j pUrpoaci of this company are to take over the property of the Oregon Cold ' Prospecting & Developing company, i which controls 30 miles of water lights on the Deschutes river, reach ing from the mouth of Warm Spring j r ver to the mouth of Matoleas river j in Crook county and a like stretch of j water rights on the John Day river. The company's water rights on the : Deschutes are said to control one of it, 'irt water powers in the world. a p iwer which Is developed would generate not less than 100,000 horse- power. Mr. Charles states that the com i pany purposes to erect a plant at some I convenient point on the Deschutes capable of developing 6o.non horee : power, half of which has been con tracted far a term of 200 years by j the Portland. Baker City and Btttte ! railroad. This company, it is under ! BtOOd, proposes building an electric road from Portland to Butte. Mont FW WORLD'S RECORD FOR 100 MILES BY VETO Columbus, o.. July 5. Bo'.i Burman Saturday reduced the world's aut" track record for loo miles from 1 hour and ";i minutes to 1 hour and 44 minutes. Lewll Strang finished second, 23 4-5 seconds later than Rur rrnn. Strang successively broke records for all distances above 60 miles until the 05th mile was reached and he Was passed by Rurman. Strang finished the last five miles with three naked rims. BASE BALL SCORES. Results or the Rig Games Played Yesterday. American League. Philadelphia " 3 3 New York 2 7 6 Plank. Thomas; Like. Urockett. Blair, Sweeny. Washington 7 0 2 Boston " 4 Hughes, QrOont, Street; Chech. Bllghtlaer. Donohne. Chicago 3 9 9 Cleveland 12 - Walsh. Owens; Falgenherger. East erly, 12 Innings. St. LoulS-Detroit rain. National I eamie. Cincinnati 0 2 0 Pittsburg 2 6 0 Casper, Gower. McLean; Maddox, Hbson, New York 3 10 0 Philadelphia 0 3 2 Wiitse. Bchlel; Covaleskl, Dooln. Roston ! 7 1 Brooklyn I 1 i White, Rowerman; Hunter, Ber gen . MANY FOURTH ACCIDENTS l NEW YORK Cm New York. July 5. Independence day opened here today with two deaths a dozen serious accidents and fifty minor mishaps. D.R. &N. LOCAL TRAIN WftS ANNULLED For reason concerning which the local railroad people are entirely Ig norant, the local train, No. 11, was annulled this morning. In Its stead an extra section of No. 7. the regular 12:15 train, will be run to Portland. Tho first section passed through the city on schedule time and the second PRESIDENT T UT ALSO FAVORS THE PLAN 'roisisltlon Will be This Week Warm lulled Court 1 llaiiillc Litigation nil to Senator Fight i- Antic! Postponed to Caaee for Cus toms Department opponents of Law Declare Personnel or court has Already been Agreed Upon Attor neys do Not Like Proposed Law. Washington, July 4. Agreement to stand by the action of the tariff bill providing foT the establishment of a customs court, as originally report ed, was reached today by the senate ! committee on finance. The provision ! has been singled out for attack In the senate. It has been charged by opponents 1 of the new court that its personnel ; has been agreed upon already. This was denied by Senator Aldrlch, chair man of the committee, who added that hr knew President Taft would select the best men who can be found to till these places. President Taft is In sympathy with the effort to establish a new court competent to deal with all phases of customs litigation, ac cording t Mr. Aldrlch. The latter sail! also that the chief objection to the establishment of the court comes from attorneys who receive about $1.. ooo.ooo a year in New York city alone, because of --ourt rulings inconsistent ' with the iflfent of the tariff law. GOVERNOR APPOINTS lllllht TI0N DELEGATES Salem, ore., July B. Governor Ben son has appointed 41 delegates to the Seventeenth Irrigation congress, which is to be held at Spokane. August 9 to 14. President Jay Rowerman of the senate will appoint five others and Speaker c. N, MoArthur of the house of represcntatlv is entitled to five. These appointments will be announc ed next week. Those appointed by the governor are: President, p. l. Campbell of the University "f Oregon, Eugene; Dr: w. J. Kerr. Corvallis; C. W. Fulton, J. N. Teal. F. S. Stanley, E R. Piper, John T. Whistler, Tom Richardson. R. M. Brereton. c. r. Merrick and Joseph R. Knupp of Portland; Jay Rowerman, i"' in!"!'; John H. Lewis. Salem: H. L. Holgate, Bonansa; Francis M. Saxton, V V. Swift, and John L. Rand. Raker City; W. J. Furnish and Gilbert W. Phelps, Pendleton; S. R Peterson. Mil ton; W alter M. Piece, and . J. Snod gress. La Grande; Clyde T. Hockett. Enterprise; Malcolm A. Moody, The Dalles; C. T. Early. Hood River; F. H. Hopkins. Central Point; J. D. Heard, Jacksonville; Dan p, Rae. Ma dras; H. A. BraHtaln, Palnstey; a. t. Buxton and W. A. Williams, Forest Clove; II. Y. Gates. Dallas; H. A. Rands, Oregon City; Drew Barnum, Moro; Will R. King. Ontario; R. X. Donnelly, Richmond; John Ellis, and Frank White. Klamath Falls; H. C. Levens, Burns; F. B, White, Suther lln; and George K. Davis. Canyon City. SUS CAREY ACT IS ;ooi ENOUGH FOR IDAHO Boise, Idaho. July 5. In a letter to the secretary of the interior, Governor Brady declares that Idaho will ask the reclamation service to do no more work In Idaho except complete pro jects now under way. Governor Bra dy says: "It Is our belief that from this time on the state will he able to bring un der cultivation and Irrigation all ths available arid lands, under the Carey act." Rl; CELEBRATION OF FOURTH IX ALASKA Cordovia. Alaska. July " At a cel ebration held here Saturday, despite the boycott against the town by Val dez and Seward, there were over two thousand partcipants. The day was also observed as "tag day." for the Cordova public hospital. This Is the first "tag day" held In Alaska. section is marked to reach the city at 1:41. With the news that No. 11 had been annulled came a rumor that the annullment came as the result of a wreck to that train. But If any such disaster has occurred no news concerning the same has reached the local railroad men. HARBJMAN LIE! TENANT DEPOSED AND INVESTIGATED New York, July 5. Colonel Epef Randolph, Harrlman's lieutenant In Arizona and Mexico, has been remov ed from the presidency of the Canan ca, Rio Yaoui & Pacific railroad, ac cording to an announcement made here today. Randolph's off.clal decapitation Is said to be a step in a series of changes that will be made to ascertain where and how Randolph has expended $8, 000,0000 In the construction of the line. He had been made general man ager of the road and as his first offi cial act In his new capacity, he ap pointed R. H. Ingram, formerly of Los Angeles, assistant general mana ger. The Southern Pacific company of Mexico, which will take over all Har riman Interests, Including lines built and under construction In the south ern republic, has been formed In New Jersey, following the line of proced ure that was determined upon, It is said, after Harriman's departure for Europe. With Randolph shorn of dictato rial power, the Southern Pacific di rectors believe they will be enabled to keep closer watch on the progress of the construction work on the new road. ROOSEVELT EXPEDITION BRINGS RICKSHAW STRIKE Narobl, July 5. This city Is In the grip of a rickshaw strike, starting the very day of Roosevelt's arrival, and has been growing more effective ever since, until now every' means of transportation In the town and vi cinity is completely tied up. The heat renders walking almost impos sible for Eureopans. There are no street cars or horses, because horses can't be kept on account of "horse sickness." The time selected by the rickshaw boys is most opportune as thousands are attracted here and to the vicinity of the Roosevelt expe dition The boys were paid $2.50 a month. They struck rather than sub mit tj certain medical examinations. STATE WATER KOAItD WILL ADJUDICATE MANY STREAMS First Hearing Is Held at Cove to Settle Mill Creek Dispute Vma tilla River Claims Will Re Adjmli- entod Many Other Sections Have ApjpUed to the New Board of Wa- ter Control Surveying Parties Are In Some or the Fields, Salem, Ore., July 5. State Engi neer John H. Lewis has returned from the first hearing to be held by tho new board of water control created by the legislature. The hearing was held at Cove to determine and ad judicate water rights on Mill creek, a stream in Grand Ronde valley About 200 settlers are Interested in the de termination of the board. On July 26 a hearing will be held by the board to determine the rights On Willow creek, a stream about 60 miles long. After that case is heard the board will take up the claims along Squaw creek and Tumalo eree,k, in Crook county, then Umatilla river, Umatilla county. Two parties have begun surveying on Willow creek. Applications have been received for the determination of rights along Cottonwood creek, in Malheur coun ty; Willow creek, in Malheur: Coch rane creek, in Grant; Goodman Spring branch of the Walla Walla river, In Fmatilla; south branch of Ill DETEHMIM WATER BIGHTS Mud creek, in Fmatilla; Bilvles river. She exemplified "Peace." Miss Zella In Harney county; North Powder riV- Thompson and Master Merton Moore er, In Raker; Butter creek, a tribu- won the second and third prizes res tary of the Fmatilla river: Wolf I pectively. creek, a branch of Powder river. Ra ker: Little Rutte creek, in Jackson; Althouse creek, in Josephine; Quines creek. In Douglas; Barnes creek, in 1'nion; West Pine creek, in Baker; Paulina creek, In Union, and a large number of smaller and more insig nificant streams in different parts of southern and eastern Oregon. ONE DEATH AND MANY INJURED IN ST. I.OFIS St. Louis. July 5. One boy Is dead and 54 persons suffering from in juries today as the result of the morning's celebration, and several are expected to die. Frank Dixon, aged 14. was the first victim. He was seated on the shore of the river when a huge cannon cracker exploded near him. He was so frightened that he fell into the water and drowned. Isa dore Eickhart was most seriously in jured. He mistook a cannon crack er for a roman candle and waved It above his head. The explosion blew off his right arm and he Is not ex pected to live. Plan Rotter Homes. Columbus. Miss.. July 5. A meet ing of the women of the state was convened here today to inaugurate a movement looking to Improvement of the homes of Mississippi. IS BIG EVENT Fourth of July Celebration Closes in Blaze of Glory With Illuminated Parade. WINNERS ARE ANNOUNCED FOR FORENOON PARADES FfaM I'rlze for Best Decorated Auto mobile Given to Mrs. Sam Thomp son Second ami Third Prizes go to Miss Rertha Alexander and Miss May Taylor, Respectively Miss Al low a. Wins Among the Lady Rid ersCavalry Band Iroves Popular and the Dancing Is Well Attended In the Evening. That Pendleton Is an "auto town" was again demonstrated Saturday eve ning when the fourth of July cele bration was closed in the proverbial "blaze of glory" by a grand Illumi nated parade In which the "buzs wagons" were the feature. It was nearly 8:30 when the night parade started north on Main street from the fair pavlllion. The proces sion was headed by the 14th cavalry band and Immediately behind the musicians came the auto brigade. A score or more were in line. Each car was filled with the relatives or friends of the owners and with red fire upon the streets and the torches carried by the car occupants the parade was made one blaze of light. As the line passed down Main street and out upon East Court street the thousands along the street cheered. rThe decorated autos came in for es pecial applause and the Pendleton band, which brought up the rear of the column, was hailed with delight. The procession returned by Water street to Main and going south to the railroad yards countermarched back to the Intersection of Main and Court. There the autos dispersed and the two bands were merged into one and Joined in playing the guard mount march. The bands were then dismissed and the Pendleton musicians straggled up Court street to the tune of "Hot time in the old town tonight.-' while the cavalrymen headed down Main street aruI l'1'' "1(ir Klines by play- ing "The girl I left behind me." The Winners. In the forenoon procession Mrs. Sam Thompson won first prize for hav ing the best decorated auto while Miss Bertha Alexander was second and Miss May Taylor third. All three autos were nicely decorated and the judges evidently met with considerable dif ficulty in placing the winner. Mrs. Thompson's car was elaborately decor ated with white roses. Miss Alexan der's machine was a bower of pink, while Miss Taylor's car was decorated with wheat and thereby exemplified the great wheat raising industry of this county. To those In the lady rider brigate prizes were awarded as follows: Miss Norma Alloway won the prize for be ing the best rider; Miss Florence Adams took the honor for having the best horse and equipment: Mrs. E. F". Averill. second and Miss Cherry, third. Miss Hazel Rader took the prize for having the best decorated single rig in the driving section while Mrs. E. J. Murphy was second. In the Shetland pony contingent little Miss Muriel Peringer won the first prize with her cart and pony. Dancing in Evening. Following the illuminated parade in the evening those who liked danc ing gathered In the armory and the Eagles-Woodman hnll where dancing was carried on until midnight. At the armory two prizes, sofa pilloys. were offered by the management to the best waltzers. In the contest dance Miss Ermal Mann wag adjudged the best lady dancer while Ralph Hassal, carried off the honors for being the best male dancer. Hoosler Woman is 100. Indianapolis. Ind., July 5. Mrs ClarindS Nicholson, said to be the oldest woman in Indiana, celebrated her 100th birthday at her home at Darlington. BODY IS MUTILATED RY SWITCH ENGINE. Seattle, July 5 For 300 feet along the Great Northern tracks the body of an unidenti fied man was strewn, probably by a switch engine. He was mutilated when found by the police officers.