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EVENING EOITIOH WEATHER REPORT. Fair tonight and Sun duy. Modern printing of all kinds promptly don at the East Orgonlan office. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. C'rF OFFICIAL PAPER. i VOL. 22. PENDLETON, OREGON, SATURDAY, JULY 17, 1909. NO. 6.'i8 SUICIDES IT STITE HOTEL Transient Man While in a Fit of Despondency Ends His Life by Taking Poison. LETTER INDICATES THAT HIS HOME HAS BEEN BROKEN UP Ed Fawcett of Denver Knds Ilia Life Sonic Time on Thursday Vein lint tho Tragedy I- Not Discovered Until I Ate Yesterday letters In dicate Tliat tle Man Whs Out of Work and In Poor llealtli De spondent Man Drinks Carbolic Acid and Strychnine. Hroodlng over the fact that an other man had broken up his home and despondent because he was out of work as well us out of money and in poor health, Ed Fawcett of Den ver, Colorado, ended his life in a room In the State hotel sometime Thursday night, by taking a double dose of carbolic acid and stnsh nlne. The tragedy was not discov ered until about 4 o'clock yesterday afternoon, but death evidently oc curred within a few minutes after he swallowed the fatal potion. Fawcett, who was about 30 years of age, appeared at the State hotel Wednesday evening, soon after tho arrival of the evening trains. He se cured a room, paying for It In ad vance. He appeared despondent and later In the evening was heard cry ing In his room. Other roomers at the hotel who happened to be out on the roof of an adjoining building noticed him seated near the window, looking at a photograph and sob- blng. Thursday he remained away j from tho room all day, though his I suitcase was left there. He returned ! again In the evening, paid for his room for another night In advance I and that was the last seen of him in life. Tragedy Is Discovered. When the landlady, Mrs. M. A. Todmuntear, tried the door about 8:30 yesterday morning, it was lock- BEGINS WITH SIGHT-SEEING eu. ininKing ne nad not awakened; she made no further examination, but when a few hours later It still ' remained locked she looked through : Will Is- Continued During- the "I still have my watch and chain ' yet and you can get It by sending to thfl Slate Hotel or Rooming house, In Pendleton, Oregon, but I haven't any ! money to send you." Vole la l andlady. The note to the landlady was as follows: "To the Landlady "Please Notify My Dear Mother Mrs. George Dyer at 1748 So. Emer son st. Denver, Colorado of what I have done, you will find enough mon ey on my person to telegraph to her. Plense see that she gels my watch and chain as they were a present to me from her 13 years ago. Please do this for her sake she knows what my troubles have been and she will tell my wife. Good by "ED FAWCETT, "P. S. Will you please mail this letter to my Mother for me." Had Dlt tic Money. A search of his clothing revealed $160 and the gold watch and chain referred to In the letters. No trace could be found of the photograph over which he was seen crying Wed nesday night and It Is believed that he destroyed It In some manner Thurs day. Coroner Folsom immediately noti fied the mother by wire and the wo man answered this morning, asking that the remains be shipped to her at Denver. This will be done this af ternoon. Buys Poison Here. Both poisons, the strychnine as well as the carbolic acid, were pur chased at the Tallman drug store, so It is apparent that the despondent young man made all arrangements for his rash act after his arrival In this city. In one of the letters which he had started to his mother and hnd later crumpled up and thrown away, he says, "I did not think 4 months ago that 1 would ever be In a shape that I could not even get something to do for my board, hut I am that way now." This would seem to Indicate that he had expected to find some kind of employment when he reached this city and his failure to do so was the thing which finally led him to decide to end his life and troubles at one and the same time. BANK TELLER BIG GAME IN KILLS HIMSELF If DEMOCRATS rdei. CARRIES A KNIFE INTO COURT Following the Discovery of a Defeat the Republicans of the Shortage Wm. Von Meyer- House in Basebjl! by Score inck Suicides. of 26 to 16. HANK IS CTiOSKD BY THE STATE BANK COMMISSIONER UNCLE JOE" CANNON IS CITABLE TO STOP MINORITY LAST DAT OF BIG Teller of the Union Ktute Hank BiOWl Democrats Wallop the Out His Drains With a Pistol at Ills Homo Had Been Bmnmoned j to Apixtir Before the Hank Offl clals Amount of the Shortage I Not Known Helatives Assert That He Died of Epilepsy. I San Francisco, July 17. Discovery of a shortage In the accounts of Wm. Von Meyerlnck, until recejitly the paying teller of the Union State bank of this city, caused him to suicide by blowing his brains out with a revolver at his home last night. SJate Rank Commissioner Alden Ander son closed the bank this morning. Republicans ami Plu.v Brilliantly Sometimes Minority Pounds All Sorts of Tar iff Schedules Out of Their More Numerous Hrcthrcn of the House Nick Longuorth Tails to Ldve Up to His Reputation Others Fall, Also. Washington, July 1". With "Uncle Joe" Cannon looking on and power less to call the minority to order or bring In a special rule shutting off base hits, the democrats of the house of representatives walloped all sorts of tariff schedules out of the repub- ., ,i at ..... , I . ....... 1. The amount of the shortage was net Z ,, aR, va'" . . ... . , " JFE terday and won the most famous con- made public. It Is reported that Meyernclek signed to the bank all of his property and was discharged when suspected a month ago. He was summoned yesterday to ap pear before the directors of the bank and to face his disgrace. " He was em ployed a year as cashier of the State Savings and Commercial bank. When the bank consolidated with the 1'nion State, Meyerinck was elected teller of both Institutions. ELS CONVENTION the keyhole and could see the body I lying on the bed. Thinking that he I hail been up and then came back j to lie down she did not make any j disturbance until about 4 o'clock In the afternoon when she became alarmed unci looking over the tran som could see the man was dead. Coroner Folsom was Immediately no tified mains TRIPS HV THE VISITORS Day With Aquatic Sports at the Various Resorts BtoOtrlcal Parade Tonight Several Hundred Entertained by Knrhccuc. Rcx.sltors to Be Paid. San Francisco, July 1". Bank Ex aminer Aderson in u statement to day, said he closed the bank because he thought It unwise to allow the of ficials to continue business under such circumstances. He claims the de posits nmount to $140,000. which ap parently will be paid In full. An- dersOS says the further he goes with the Investigation the worse affairs seem to be tangled.' Los Angeles. July 17. The last day of the twenty third annual convention of Klks hMUi todav with yluht-see- Ud took charge of the re- j ng ,r(ps ,,y )( vi!)itoni ond C(,ntn. 1 netl ilurliiir tho inv with miuntir snorts Two letters were left by the sul-n thp VIlrl,(Us beaohea; The sched clde. one to his mother and the other I .,,, ,, , ,,,, .,, - ,.,, Say lie Died Naturally. Larkspur, Calif.. aJuly 17. Despite the statement of neighbors to the deputy sheriff and officials of the Union hank, that Von Meyerinck sui cided the dead banker's family which lives here, persists that death was due to epilepsy. Coroner Bayer, however, says death was due to a gunshot wound. FRISCO PAPERS APPEAR WITHOUT ILLUSTRATIONS I of electrical floats, depleting familiar a note to the landlady. From the sn-cs or paper uw nun ueen , crcus Barlv today members crumpled up and cast aside, It was of tno grand ,0(lge numbering a evident that he had made three at- ; ...,,, .. , , chl,in ii.,,i tempts to write to his mother be fore finally getting a that suited him. The letter is as follows: Blames Another for His Troubles. Pendleton, Ore., July 16, '09. "My Dear Mother: I will write you a few lines tonight, by the time they reach you, you will have heard of what I have done the only thing I regret is that I am not where I could get hold of Alvin Trout the Dirty Dog thai broke up my home, and lake him to bell with me, I hope he Is made to suffer and go through with ten times moro hardships than I haveCn the last three months I do not blame Stella, for this, becauso that pop made her think he was the only thing that ever happened and I was nobody, and the poor girl was easily ,led, but, I will be out of their way now and she can have him. I have not gained any strength yet, from the time I havo had the rheu matism until now. but my troubles will be all over within a short time I hope you are well and enjoying life. "Onodby, Mama, and may God bless you, and forgive me for what 1 am about to do. "BID FAWCETT." "p, s Yon pan tell my wife about this If you want to but I do not sup pose she will care, as she has stuck so close to that Trout outfit since she kicked me out. with their wives and daughters. At composition ,,, rnm.h of tnp itc "Lucky" Bald win, several hundred Elks were enter tained at a big barbecue held there. Special Trains or Elk. Delmonte, Calif., July 17. The Klks special trains were arriving here j throughout the day, and the visitors were entertained royally. Carriages and tally-hos were provided for them and they were taken for drives to the surrounding country. San Francisco, July 17. For the first time In 20 years the morning papers of this city appeared today without containing n single illustra tion. The evening papers, belonging to a local publishers' organization, will follow their example this after noon. The engravers working for the local papers were locked out by the publishers recently as the result of B difference of opinion between the engravers' union and the typograph ical union, over the jurisdiction of mounting cuts. gnssinn.-il baseball game on record by the thrilling score of 26 to 16. The democrats put up a rattling game in the field some times. Rep resentative Heflin of Alabama, play ing In one of the outer gardens, once had a chance to be a hero. The re publicans came to life In the fifth In ning and were scoring eight or nine or tfn runs when a line fly went out Into the field straight at Heflin. The portly Alabaman cast one eye at the ball and another at his bare hands and "ducked." Representative Nick Long-worth of Ohio failed to live up to his advance notices. He presented a natty appear and in his golf trousers but he "Casseyed" out twice with two men on bases. The republicans stuck to their ori ginal lineup throughout the seven in nings but the democrats wore them selves out making 10 runs in the sec ond and after that substitutes were called upon with ever increasing fre quency. The nearest the newspaper scorers could come to the base hits and errors was to give the demo i rats 23 of the former and five of the latter. The republicans were credited with 20 safe hits and nine I errors The republican! were captained by Representative Klnkend of New Jer sey. Rev. Father James Reynolds of Red Bank, N. J., was umpire. Score by innings: Denis. . . 2 10 2 0 0 5 726 j Reps 2 0 1 0 10 1 216 R. H. E. Democrats 26 23 5 Republicans 16 20 ! San Francisco, Cal., July 17. When James Cunningham, confessed slayer of Caroline Braseh, entered court this morning, Bailiff Al Williams sprang upon him and wrested from him an open Jaekknlfe with a very sharp 5 inch blade, which the prisoner held in his hand. Cunningham explained that he bor rowed it from a fellow-prisoner for the purpose of nails. He declared tention to either harm any one or commit suicide. Policeman J. J. Clancy, whose duty it is to search prisoners before they enter court, will be asked for an explanation. MORE ROADS FOR I LA tTSLUSK Fr'r8' Rai!roid & Naviga tion Co. Incorporated With. Capital of $250,000 LARGE TRACT OF DESCHUTES LAND READY FOB SETTLEMENT Salem, July 17. After a session lasting the greater part of two days, the desert land board has granted the Deschutes Irrigation & Power com pany authority to open up for settle ment about 2500 acres of Irrigated lands in eastern Oregon. Roscoe Howard of the Deschutes corpora tion talked to the board for two days and finally convinced them the land was ready to receive settlers, though the board had before decided to hold up the tract until a personal Inspec tion could be made by the members of the desert land board In order to determine If the land was properly Irrigated under the terms of the agree ment with the irrlgatl v company. BEGIN INVESTIGATION OF SUTTON DEATH MONDAY Annapolis, July 17. Investigation Into the mysterious death of Lieuten ant Sutton of Portland, Oregon, of the marine corps, will be Instituted Monday by the naval court of inquiry. It is announced that every bit of evi dence that may throw light upon the WILL BUILD AN ELECTRIC LINE UMATILLA TO MILTON Plan to Add Such Other Side Line and Spurs as May be Desired Dr. Campbell of the Farmers Union Is One of the Prime Movers Chas. A. Hill, R. O. Earnhart and A. A. Cole are the Incorporators Surveyors are Now In the Field. It would seem that electric railroad are to come thick and fast for Uma tilla, articles of Incorporation bavins; been filed this afternoon for the Far mers Railway & Navigation company. The purpose of the organization Is to build, equip and operate an electrie line from Umatilla to Milton and such other side lines and spurs as may be desired. This would be a competing line to the one for which articles of Incor poration were filed one week ago by Dr. C. J. Smith of this city and Mea sers Belts and Turner of Pilot Rock. This company Is under the wing of the farmer's union and though his name does not appear as an incorpor ator, Dr. W. R. Campbell, one of the tm?edv will he mihmltte.l s--- . died of a gunsho, wound on October be8t B0Wn ?a'n grow!" f ? 12th, l!i07, and was found dead after an automobile ride with a partv of friends. Particulars of the shooting have never been fully determined. The theory that he committed suicide is scouted by members of the family. Mrs. Sutton, the mother, has worked hard 'or the investigation which is about to be started. CITY TRUSTEE DIES AND FRESNO may ;o "DRY" GOVERNOR JOHNSON WILL COME WEST TO SPEAK St. Paul, July 17. Although weak and ill from two operations for ap pendicitis, Oovernor Johnson of Minnesota, will comply with the re quest of his countrymen to make a speech on Sweedlsh day at the expo sition. He will postpone the third op eration, and come to Seattle by spe cial train. At Spokane he will ad dress the Irrigation congress on his way west. Fresno, July 17. As n result of the death yesterday of Samuel Cow an, city trustee, Fresno may become n "dry" town, the recent court de cision declaring illegal the nntl-sa-Ioon ordinance resulted In public sen timent that may force the city trus tees to consider an nntl-saloon meas ure. Cowan declared he would not support a "dry" ordinance and his death may swing the balance to the opposite camp. CANADIANS WON'T ALLOW FISHERMEN TO BUY RAIT Seattle, July 17. Papers now In preparation will be sent to the state department at Washington, against the decision of the Canadian govern ment to refuse to permit American halibut fishing vessels to purchase their bait at British Columbia ports. The action taken is most frlendlv. and similar to that which caused the controversy on the Atlantic coast s.iine time ago. I DESCHUTES HO 1 SB HARRIMAN WILL SPEND BIG SUM ON THE NEW BRANCH Repotted that Within the Next Eigh teen Months the Sum of $5,000,000 Will Ik- Expended Rights of Way Have Been Approved Road Will Have Easy Grade. POSSE AFTER CANADIAN PACIFIC HOLD-I P MEN Vancouver. B. C, July 17. The chase after the remaining train rob bers who held up the Canadian Pa cific express recently at Ducks. Is again active. Yesterday two men were seen In the neighborhood of Yyt ton who answered the description of the robbers and a posse is in pursuit. AEROPLANE 'GOLDBUG" TRAVELS 20 MILES. e e New York, July 17. The eroplane "Coldbug" given a trial 0 by Glenn H. Curtis at Hemp- stead Plains, L. L, near Mine- oia, this morning circled tho field seven times, remaining up 53 minutes, and traveling 2!t miles. It occasionally traveled S e at the rate of fifty miles an hour. 0 BRACKET' IMPROVES ND MYSTERY STILL UNSOLVED Portland, July 17. Further Im provement Is noted In the condition of Rae Rrackett, who was mysteriously shot Wednesday night. Mrs. Brown, who admits she was with Rrackett shortly before the shooting Is still subjected to severe questioning. Brackett's latesf story Is that he re cognized one of the two assailants but declares he will not divulge the name. VRRESTED FOR KILLING CHILD AND TRIES TO SUICIDE Des Moines, July 17. Mrs. Wm. Ollphnnt, arrested today charged with Killing her baby, and attempting to pOlSOQ three other daughters, attempt ed to suicide. The woman was de spondent because her husband was suing border who alienated the wo man's affections. Will WO fill LOOSE HORSES Oil THE flESEWi A monster roundup of all the loose , ritory over which they are scattered horses on the reservation is to be Minthon estimates that tho entire sinned .Monday morning, according week will be consumed in the round up. He has n large number of as sistants, however, and will probahly separata these Into two or three gangs In order to facilitate the work. His uncle! Yum sum-kin. will also serve as assistant foreman, one of them re maining at the corrals all the time while the other will he out on the hills directing the roundup. The first lot of horses will probably be eor raled at Thome Hollow and then brought from there to the Mission corrals. Others will be bunched to gether on Upper McKay creek and brought across country. Fraeser wants at least 23 caloads Owing to the large number of j of horses and If he can secure more horses now nt largo on the reserva- which are desirable, he will probably t:"n and to the grcnt amount of ter- nik. ihni to Gilbert Mini horn, the well-known reservation Indian, who is to be fore-1 man of the roundup. The purpose of the roundup Is to enable Jack Frae ser, a Montana buyer, to select a trainliad of horses. All persons hav ing horses running on the rcservn- , Hon range, whether whites or Indians, and desiring to sell their horses, are j requested to meet nt the Mission cor- rnls Monday morning and make their wants known. Minthorn says that If descriptions and brands are I furnished that the horses desired will be brought In. a very small charge being made fir this work Portland, July 17. Within the next IS months five million dollars will have been expended in the construc tion of the Deschutes branch of the Harriman system, and trains will be tapping a rich country bordering the high canyon, giving the road an easy water grade from a rich open country in the vicinity of Redmond, which is the terminus of the line until a fur ther extension is deemed advisable. J. P. O'Brien, the Harriman official. stated today that the interior depart ment had dene everything to make possible the building. The question of a permanent right of way will be settled for good unless protests are filed within thirty days. county and state organizer for the farmers' union, Is one of the prime, movers and instigators. Pendleton Is to be the head office of the company, the capital stock is $250,000 and the Incorporators are Charles A. Hill, R. O. Earnhart, and A. A. Cole. The capital stock is to be divided Into 2500 shares o J100 each. . In addition to the electric line the articles of Incorporation give the or ganization authority to acquire land, maintain a fleet of steamers on the Columbia river and own telegraph and telephone lines. Electrie liahi and power plants as well as gas plants, may also be maintained. The filing of the articles of incor poration giving Umatilla and Milton as the termini, means that the main line is not to be run from Simmons landing to Thorne Hollow as was contemplated by some. Rranch lines may be constructed to those pointsv however. A crew of surveyors Is now In the field and a committee appeared before the county court this morning, ask ing for a franchise over certain pub lic roads of the county, particularly the diagonal road from Umatilla to the government reservoir. NOTARIES ARE IN A QUARREL AT MISSOULA TRY TO PROVE AN ALIBI FOR Ml RGATROYD St. Helens, Ore.. July 17. Thomas Elswlck at the Murgatroyd murder trial today positively Identified the defendant as the man he was work ing with as a waiter in the Tacoma oyster house at Astoria, at the time that Livingstone was murdered in his cabin at Goble. Elswlck was put on the stand to prove an alibi for Murgatroyd. Harry Morris gave similar testimony. Missoula, July 17. Dissension among notaries has developed in Missoula, where thousands are regis tering for homesteads. Outside no taries pitch their tents where the crowds are thickest, thereby arous ing the Ire of the others. The cham ber of commerce threatens to erect a tent near the depot and allow all to register free if the dissension con tinues. Seven thousand have regis tered on the Flathead reservation in two days. WANT TO CREATE NEW COUNTS CALLED "8IUSLAW PUREE THOUSAND AT HI TLER ON A STRIKE Eugene, July 17. A movement is afoot at Florence at the mouth of the Siuslaw river on the coast of Lane county, to prepare a measure to sub mit to the people at the next general election for the creation of a new county to be known as Siuslaw county, to be carved off the west end of Lane and Douglas counties. The Siuslaw river improvement club has been started. Rutler. Pa., July 17. Three thous md employes of the Standard Steel Car company struck today, and rikts ire feared. The sheriff sent a request to Harrlsburg for a detachment of state constabulary. The Hungarian who wanted to return to work and was lubhed was sent to the hospital. PEN THOUSAND DOLLARS i: USED FOR STRIKERS Pittsburg, July 17. Ten thousand lollars to assist paying the expenses of the striking steel workers who are fighting the Pressed Steel Car com pany was raised at a mass meeting to. day at McKee Rocks. There was no disorders. MOTHER AND TWO CHILDREN ARE FOUND ASPHYXIATED Chicago. July 17. Anna Schenkle. aged 4 2. and her two children of I and 11, were found asphylated today nt their h me. It Is thought the moth er was despondent owing to illness an 1 killed her children and suicided. GHOi SUICIDES WHEN Roy JILTS HER. Cardinal Gibbons to Salt Lake Raltimore, July 17. Cardinal Gib bons will leave this city August 1 for Salt Lake city, where he will dsdb Cottage Grove, Ore.. July 17. Hazel Phillips, aged 13. the daughter of Robert Phillips, re siding ten miles from this city, died at midnight from a bullet e wound through her body inflict Sed with suicidal intent because e her love for a neighbor's son e was not returned. The shot e was fired from a Winehestei Thursday night. cate the new cathedral August 17.