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EVENING EDITION EVENING EDITION BATHER REPORT. Probably fair tonight uml Friday, Opix.rtiiiilty knocks ut your door EVERY day. To be convinced read today's ads. COUNTS OFFICIAL PAPER C7T OFFICIAL PAPER. r - W4 VOL. 22. PENDLETON, OBEGON, THUBSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1909. NO. 66( JLaWBBaMMMaiMalBlalalal BALLINGER IS IKED TO TELL Ex-Governor Pardee Wants to Know How Power Sites Were Recently Grabbed. SECRETARY OF INTERIOR NEGLECTS MOOTED (MIXTION California's Governor Answers Sec retary of Interior Ouotcd Records Showing That Power sights Wen Taken by Corporations After He Storatlon of Land Many Resolu tions SiiHrt Ptnehof and Newell POWer Attorney Is 1 1 . Spokane, Aug. 12. The spectacu lar fight on the floor of the national Irrigation congress today fulfilled ev ery prediction that this session has proved the hottest In the history of the organization. George Otis Smith, director of the geological survey, rose to defend Sec-' rotary Ballinger, and was replied to by ex-Governor Pardee of California. Smith defended his superior In gal lant style and endeavored to con vince the delegates that Hallinger had been misrepresented. Smith said: "It lian been charged that Secretary Hallinger has failed In his stewardship. In April Hallinger restored land and again withdrew them covering the power sites. This concession was made to Montana cit izens because they wanted the agri cultural lands. If these lands were restored In April, why did the pow er Interests wait until June to file, while the writers have been fabricat ing I believe there has been too much criticism of public servants In this congress." f Pardee Replies. Pardee replied: "I Bald yesterday I was s,.rry Hallinger left the hall when he did, but was glad he has sent a man to defend him. I rail your at- tention to the fact that Hallinger re-I stored all lands. Why were the ag- ricnltural lands restored and others I eliminate,! .' It has been told that the reason was because of the pressure of , agriculturists. There are various kinds of agriculturists, some lawyers and some power men. On the very day he took office, Ballinger began to restore power-sites." Pardee then read a list of the mil lions of acres he said Hallinger had restored. "It would be better If these denials were made by Hallinger Instead of by AH. ,.f Vtlu . ' 1 1 1. . r , 1 i 1 1 t . .. W. nr.. hnre , .' . ., to consider the Interests of all the , iti.ntila V ,l,w1r.. ihlu Timllnr trt l,n , ' ., , ... ,, . cleared up as It was In the time of Garfield. The public official should be willing to be criticized. The agent Of this country should be called to account whenever necessary to call him to account Let me state final ly that Qarfteld withdrew the lands with the power sites, and Hallinger re- stored them." He was Interrupted by Campbell: "Why don't you take the evidence to 1 the district attorney?" Pardee said: "It's possible it may DC taken mere yet. Pardee was given on ovation nt the conclusion. Pardee Attacks Italllnger. Spokane, Aug. 12. Replying to the statement of Secretary Hallinger 1 to the Spokesman-Review here, ex Qovernor Pardee of California, said: "It Isn't a question of how much land Ballinger hns restored. It's a question of whether any power sites hns been taken up under Hallinger which could not have been taken up under Garfield. Records show that the' land was not open longer than for the month of April- The records of the Boss man hind office show that a scrip of selections of lr.S acres on the Mis souri river were made by the Col lins Land company, for George L. Ramsey. Ramsey says Collins owns the land. Collins is reported to ho an agenl fof the United Missouri Riv er Power company." Resolutions Support Plnchnt. Spokane. Aug. 12. The committee on resolutions announced they hud received scores of resolutions com mending Forester Gifford Tlnchot and demanding his retention. Dele gates expressed disappointment that Secretary Hallinger failed to avert e e S ARDFh HAMID IS e EXPECTED TO DIE. Balonloa, Aug 12. Abdul Hn mld Is expected to die nt any minute from angina pectoris. Three surgeons nre preparing to operate. Since the dethrone ment Abdul Hamld hns been Imprisoned here. e e upon the attitude; of th' department toward rincliot and Newell. Hal- 1 linger read a printed speech and did not mention the mooted questions. The attitude of the delegate was plain when late yesterday they hissed from the rostrum George Turner, a delegate from Yuma, Ariz., and an attorney employed by the private Ir rigation company who attacked ex Governor Pardee for attacking Bui linger, Next Congrats at Pueblo, Spokane, Aug. 12. The committee on permanent organization last night se lected Pueblo, Colorado, as the next meeting place of the national irriga tion congress This Is also the choice of the following officers for the, per manent organization which have to be ratified by the delegates Saturday, which is probable: F. A. Fowl, r. Phoenix, Arizona, president; R. R. Twltchell, Las Vugas, N. II.; Colonel Young, Salt Lake; Fred Fleming. Kansas City; vice presidents; R. In slnger, Spokane, chairman of the board of governors; Arthur Hooker, Spokane, permanent secretary. SEVEN ARE KILLED AND AT LEAST 20 INJURED Heavy Machine Dashes Around Cor ner ami lilts Marching Column of Soldiers Driver Loses His Head and Does Not Apply I! lake- Ma chine Finally Ditched. I London, Aug. 12. A heavy aut -! mobile near Salisbury dashed around I a turn In the road Into a company of I soldiers and killed seven and Injured i 20 before Its being ditched. Many j of the Injured Will die. The soldiers attempted to escape. The driver lost : his head and forgot to apply the 1 brakes and the machine continued to 1 plow the ranks. OREGON TRUNK WILL OBEY DESCHUTES INJUNCTION . r . ... , .. Portland, Aug. 12 -Instructions "''r" Mtorneys for the Oregon Tru,,k, Unt Of"" ' 7 " mnko n" "Pposltlor, to the granting ' ' " Ing the Oregon Trunk workmen off ; the Smith and Dean ranches In the I Deschutes canyon. Application for an ' injunction In this matter was made j by W. W. Cotton for the Deschutes ) Dallroad company Monday. 1 "There Is no question but that the Deschutes railroad owns a right of i way through those ranches." said for mer Judge C. H. Carey this morning, "and we have no desire to trespass upon it. and never have done so .. ' ! , Therefore I have wired Instructions to make no appearance today . .. I am anxious to have the various cases cen tered as much as possible in the courts here and am not of a mind to extend the litigation more than Is necessary " In comparing the rival lines that are to be built up the Deschutes It la Interesting to note that the specific. , t Tctrilr r It,.. ..'ill I IIOUS 1 1 f . Ilie tn-jstx, . ut.iv .,,,, for a roadbed 16 feet wide and a cut IS feet at the bottom, while DO curves Will be greater than 6 degrees. The Deschutes road, on the other hand. lit Is said will have a 12 foot roadbed. 11 foot cuts and B curvature reaching 1" degrees at certain points. RICH MAN SECURES EMPLOYMENT AS LABORER Kenosha. Wis., Aug. 12. Judge Clarkaon, who disappeared three weeks ago, and who was found by rel atives working as an unskilled work- n , 1)0tt(,n fllrt,)ry 2nn miles away from his home, gratified his yearning for manual labor today by becoming an employe of the lacquer room of the Simmons Manufacturing bompany. . Before taking up his new labor Clarkaon announced the dissolution of the new law partnership he had form ed with Robert Raker. While laboring. Clarkson said he would study to become an BplSCO- p minister. Clarkson's case has attracted gen eral attention. Twice within the last IS years he has disappeared from his home to jo the work of a day laborer. When found he explained the desire by the statement that "something drives" him to manual labor. Clarkson has enjoyed a large law practice, and has been on the superior bench, He is reputed to be wealthy. SHOOTS WOMAN IN STREET CAR AND THEN SUICIDES Chicago, Aug. 12. Thomns Knt soncs todny shot and killed Victoria Kovanc In a crowded street car on the west side, add then attempted to suicide while the passengers stam peded. Katsones Is B prosperous res tauranteur, and became despondent when he was rejected. Tie met the girl accidentally on the rar end drew his revolver and fired. Men, women and children sprnng from the car, and several were Injured. The man may recover. AUTO P IS INTO FOOT minr nrTiinn Hiniiiii m m Nk I ik !ii in in, nnnn muui iiliuiiii iiiumim minii TO THE ASYLUM DRAWS FIRST Harry K, Thaw Ordered Re committed to Matteawan by Justice Mills. NEWS TAKEN SULLENLY AND I'll AW REFUSES TO COMMENT Mill- Finds 'I hat Thau Is Still Suffer - Ing From chronic Delusive Dunn 1 Uy says His Heller Regarding White is Plainly a Delusion and not True to Facte IhaW'l Attorneys Will Appeal the Case Asking; for a New Hearing Before a Jury. White Plains, Aug. 12. Justice Mills today filed a decision ordering Barry Thaw recommitted 40 the asy - lum for the criminal Insane at Mattea- wan where he was placed at the en 1 Of his second trial for killing Stanford Whit. The decision was voluminous and fellows a great snuggle by the Thaw family for his release on the ground that he Is now sane. Thaw's appeal for the hearing be fore a jury is now pending. It Is ex pected that his attorneys will attempt to have a sanity hearing before the Justice who will allow a Jury to sit en the case Mill-' Decision. Mills' decision said: "First: The Insanity with which Thaw was afflict- ed when he killed White was chronic deludes insanity, known as paranoia, j Second: Thaw hasn't recovered." In suport of the first. Mills sahl: "Although Thaw evidently was far from normal, and engaged In pervert- ' ed practices, the testimony of the I Merrill woman gave absolute prece - flence for the tales regarding White. His belief regarding White was plain- ly a delusion and wasn't based on facts." The second point Is based on the testimony of experts that paranolt is incurable. He said: "The court doesn't mean that It is siitisfield with the treat ment of Thaw at Matteawan, since his detention there. No one could ; h.'tt. Itplnir ntoveil hv llle ilistress of bis ...i,.,r mA,mm IIIm. thm iNUtm.n, It must be remembered that Thaw was not in the hospital as a criminal un dergoing punishment. The Jury de cided he was not guilty of crime. Thaw received the news sullenly. "" uii byws Pfunai and refused to content. t wi" ll!lvc one cnnnct in fieen f se- curing a claim. M W'Y (i. A. It. VETS OVERCOME RY BEAT SUTTON TESTIMONY is ' CONCLUDED TODAY Salt Luke. Aug 12. The heat' overcame many veterans today at the grand army encampment The exe- 1 utlve session of officers was eallct early this morning and Is expected to ' eluded at noon today. After the last last through the day. The hospital witness Judge Advocate Leonard nn record shows 170 prostrations. There nounced the government would have were many women and children. no argument Adjournment was ?a- ken to 10 o'clock tomorrow when At- fmpi.oyfrs win IN torney Davis, representing Mrs. sut- RIG SWEDISH STRIKE ton, will argue. The findings go t" I the secretary of the navy before be- London, Aug. 12. Reports from 1 ins made puhllc. Btockhold say that the great strike Is practically ended, and employers Ratnlon wollen mill hns orders are now in complete control, enough to keep It busy n yea,. HIS STATE "Ninety per cent of Idaho will be dry within a year." was the Startling prophecy made by Governor Hrady of that state while In the city tills morning, while not a temperance. fa natic the governor of the Gem state IS a decided believer in local option and he thinks that the wave of public sentiment against the saloon and Its attendant evils has struck his state with such force as to make the days of the liquor Interests seem doomed. Being a native of Kansas and a res ident of that state for many years, he hns had abundant opportunity to get first hand information as to the effects of prohibition upon the state and the community. His opinions are therefore the result of personal obser vation and have not been fodmel ns the result of garbled nccounts from one side or the other. He was particularly Interested In Pendleton because of the test now In progress here and in the course of his Interview declared "you will be sur prised. In a few months, to see the manner In which Pendleton will not only recover from the temporary shock she received nt the closing up of the saloons, but at the steady, sure and substantial business growth which will result." Governor Hrady Is on his way to Spokane, where he Is scheduled to deliver an address tomorrow, before Joseph Furay Leads in the Flathead Land Drawings Which began Today. I). 3. MILLER OF LA GRANDE IS THE FIRST OREGON MAN ; Miller Gets No. :0 In the Big Flat- head Land Drawings at Cocur d'Alene Total of 6,000 Names Will be Drawn for the 2800 Claims ot the Flathead Reservation Chance of Winning Will Ik- One in Fifteen Many Winners from the East. cocur d'Alene, Idaho. Aug. vi 1 Joseph Furay of Warsaw. Did., drew 1 first prize in the Flathead reservation drawing-. '1. Joseph Hodge. Deer Lodge, Mont. i 3. Putrlck Qulgler, Kosomnn. Minn. 1. Edward m. Webber, Blilyard, 1 Wash, B, Elenor McCleUan, Missoula, Mont, j 6, William Zoehle, Applcton. Wis. 7. Beth Stone. Hayes. J. C. 8. Glen Lcwcllyn. Heat lie, cv. 0, Lou Frank, Butte, Mont. 10. C. T, Rrownell. Dcs.Met. S. D. 11. ei B. Charlotte, GoMAeld, Nev. 12. Beatrice Rodamor, North Halls, bury. Penn. 13. Alam J. Rita, Wenatchoe, Wn. II. James Rylc Foster, Mt. Canncl. I III, 21, Amanda Bins, Spokane, Wash. 12. c. E. Carlson, Spokane, Wash. N, t. .1. Cully. Spokane, Wash. :.. i. .1. Miller, orande Ronde, Ore. M, f. M. Else worth, Spokane, Wn. 72, Thomas Solon, CelvIUe, Wash. The III -t Idaho man was . Hiirkc. I Idaho. Oilier Idaho men were No. "3. Thomas F. Marlinan. Pocateuo; No. . 75. Hugtl Hoaatian, Kooenln. Idaho. I One Chance in Fifteen. Coeur d'Alene, Ida.. Auk. 12 Every .preparation for the drawing of the six I thousand numbers for the I'Sun claims I Of the Flathead Indian reservation at Missoula, Mont., was completed here ' today. In view of the last successful drawing, no hitch is anticipated. ' 11 was though possible for a time thai the government intended to with i draw some land under the reclama tion act, nn,l Irrigate, and open them i later at a higher valuation. Under ........ ......ni .. 11 A Ann.ipoiis. Aug. 12 The testimony before the board of injuiry Into ;h? death "f Lieutenant Sutton was din- 15 FIST GOING DRY the national irrigation congress. "I nm going to pour oil on the troubled Waters," he explained. "I am sorry to see this controversy between Ptn chot and Hallinger. We need both these men. I think both nre sincere and that instead Of trying to pull them apart that the people of the west should do what they can to pull them together. We need the forest reserves, we need the reclamation pro jects, we need our resources conserv ed and especially do we want western money spent in the west." In speaking of the forest service Governor Hrady said, "The forest ser vice Idea is all right. The people of the west have no fault to find with the movement for the conservation of our forests, but wo do have fault to find with the administration of the forests and With' the way in which the money resulting from these forests is spent. The people of the west dis like the attempt of eastern states have no right to come In now and de mand a share of the funds to be de rived from our forests after thev were permitted to devast, wastr and use up all their own. We are willing to have our forests preservend but we want the money derived from them spent at home. We need It and we want It." The governor left on the noon train for Spokane. AN MIXING STOCK Walla W ' ish., Aug. 11. X. A. Strange, i 'retired farmer and resi dent of this city, was taken in yester day by a moss-backed bunco game which resulted in his being the loser of $100 in coin and $260 worth of ne gotiable papers. The local authori ties hold warrants for H. Mason and H. H. Howard, who are supposed to be the couple that turned the trick, and latest reports are to the effect that they are now working in the vi cinity of Spokane. The graft was worked smoothly and easily, Mason called at the home 01 Strange and asked to see his daughter, jiretending to know some of her friends who live in Spokane. He la ter introduced the subject of mining stocks and left, leaving the Impression that he was an agent for the Ben Franklin company. Howard then made his appearance and stated that he wished to buy some of these stocks, as he had heard that Strange posstssed some. Strange im mediately sought out Mason and af ter procuring a large quantity of shares from him, presented them to Howard for sale. Howard did not buy however, and left the country with his partner. WANTED FOR SELLING MINING STOCK TO WALLA WALLA MAN Displays Mining Stock to the Farmer and Says Be a a Friend of the Farmer's Daughter Another Man Appears In the Game and Farmer Is Stuck for $2500. William B, Mason, wanted in Wal la Walla on the charge of working one Of the most successful bunco games ever pulled off In this section of the ! country, is now occupying a berth in WALLA W 111 1 1 ill PT i i the county jail, having been picked ' dent. A bundle of energy he apparent up at the local depot at an early hour ; ly works continuously like a mighty this morning by Sheriff Taylor, just steam engine. His questions are of the as the man was about to board the gntling gun order and while question train for the east. H. It. Howard, al- ing and listening continuously he is leged to be his partner In crime, sue- I at the same time observing everything ceeded in eluding the officers and is ! that comes within his range of vision, now probably far on his way east. He Is traveling through the country When ,.,. ...t ih.. ,.,,io,M tnit this afternoon Mason earnestly insisted that he had been guilty of no crime. According to the report from Wal la Walla, Mason came down from Spokane and called at the home Of N. A Strange, a retired farmer. It is said that he represented himself to be a friend of the fnrmer's daughter who is In business In Spokane. Dur- inp- tho e.inrs,. of his visit he Hts played stock of the Ren Franklin Mining company, leaving the impres sion that he was an agent of that company. Howard next made his appearance at the Strange home and asked to buy some of the mining stock, saying he had been informed that Strange pos sessed some The retired farmer Im mediately sought out Mason and af ter procuring a large number of the shares presented them to Howard for sale. Howard did not buy, however, and left the country, together With ins partner. In his interview this afternoon, Ma son did not deny that he is the Ma son wanted, though when arrested last night he insisted that his name noerson. ne ueciares iiuu ne yesterdav lie made a tour of the knew the daughter of Strange la arand Ronde valley. The day before Spokane where she. as well as him- he wns ,n tne WaUoWa and tomorrow self. Is engaged in business. He says he wl etop a, Hermiston on his way he called at the Strange home nt the',., tv.io.i tji. ri,.n, , request of the daughter to assist her In securing three or four thousand dollars for which she claimed was due her from her deceased mother's estate. The subject of mining stock was brought up by Strange himself, in sists Mas en, and he declares that all reference to the second man, How ard, is "rot." He denies that he was trying to get out of the country, saying he has been In Spokane most of the time since selling the mining stock and that he was in Walla Walla yesterday. The ticket purchased at the local de pot for the east was signed by the name of C. A. Storle, which looks sus picious to say the least. Mason says further that the mining stock Is good, that the mine Is In op eration today and that it Is worth every dollar that was paid for It and probably more. In explaining why he gave the name of Anderson when arrested, Mason says he thought he was being held up. By local officers he Is regarded as one of the smoothest bunco artists to appear here in many days. He secured from Strange lino in cash and a note and mortgage for $2,100. He had had no opportunity to dispose of these, however, and they are being held with the remain der of his effects ot the Jail. Sheep and wool prospects in Ore gon were never brighter, says Presi dent Rurgess of the Wool Growers' association. WHEAT FIELDS IMPRESSIVE W. E. Curtis, Highest Priced Newspaper Writer in World, Praises Umatil'a County, MAKING TOVR OF WEST FOR LARGE CHICAGO NEWSPAPER View of Fniatilla County Wheat Fields From nliic Mountain- He Declares to be the Greatest Sight of His Trip to the Present Time Travel ing Through the West In a Private Car Goes Toward Walla Walla Valley Tills Afternoon. "That is the most wonderful view we have had since we have been on the trip," declared W. E. Curtis, the highest salaried newspaper correspon dent in the world, as he stood on the summit of the Blue Mountains this morning with the wheat fields of Umatilla county spread out In one vast panorama at his feet. Curtis Is special correspondent of the Chicago Record-Herald and Is making a tour of the northwest on instructions from his paper. He la not in the employ of any railroad, any state or any locality, but Is simply writine nn the country, as he sees If, 1 fnr hig naDer an(1 the thousands of ! readers of that publication who are interested in the great far west. Com pelled to write one letter every day regardless of where he may be or un der what conditions he may be placed, he is leading, what to the average man would seem, a mighty strenuous life. Indeed Mr. Curtis impresses one ' with being a decidedly strenuous man and almost Immediately makes one think of our erstwhile strenuous presl- .i.' B private car, me caiuornia, dui he was met at Meacham this morning and brought down across the country in an automobile. It was this trip which gave him the magnificent view of the wheat fields. Then suddenly dropping out of those same wheat fields into n full fledged city with paved streets and bustling with ac tivity, he was surprised and impressed a.T he has seldom been Impressed on ; ?ne triP' "Tou have a really fine city here," was the remark which fell from his lips on several occasions. The famous writer was greatly im nresse.t with his trln across the res- n,t almost immediately un- on his arrival here was taken to the office of Major Moorhouse on Court street where he secured a number of fine photographs and a vast fund ol material for his write-up which is to come later. Though compelled to write a letter wch day, he is now two weeks behind concerninff peBdfcton and Fniatilla county will not be mail ed until two weeks from today. He is therefore gathering his notes ex actly two weeks ahead of his write ups. IIW 1 I l. .Ill 1. iitO i ...... . '. UC l" tached to the Spokane train which left at 12:30 and he will spend the remainder of the afternoon in the Garden city and the valley of the Walla Walla. Aside from Mrs. Curtis ar.d their daughter, the correspondent is being accompanied on his Oregon tour by William MeMurray and young son. MoMurray is general passenger agent for the Hnrrlman lines in the north west and he has joined the party sim ply to be sure that Curtis Is accorded even,- courtesy in the power of the railroad company and is given every opportunity to see as much of the country as possible, and gather all the data necessary for his articles. Art Collector Suicides. Rerkeley, Aug. 12 Mark Manches ter, the best known art collector In the west suicided nt his home here this morning following his arrest charged with improper actions before the children of a local photographer. WALL COLLAPSES WITH FATAL RESULTS, Eos Angeles, Aug. It. -TWO bodies were removed from the ruins of the wall which col lapsed In the business district of this city early today, Sev eral were injured, and it is frar ed others are buried in the debris.