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mm EVENING EDITION EVENING EDITION WKATIIKIl RBPORTi Fnlr onlght und Friday. COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. VOL. 22. THOUSANDS I IN BIG FLOOD Priests Arrive at Monterey With Stories of Terrible Loss Inflicted by Storm, TOWN OF 2000 ENTHtELY DESTROYED Where Tiiere Were Rich Farms There Is Now Nothing Hut Water Bus toment and I-n Esrnndta Added to 1. 1 -i of Destroyed. Monterey, Mexico, Sept. 9. A num ber of village priests after making Journeys over miles of devastated country have arrived here today bringing the first news of the destruc tion wrought by the recent floods In the, outlying districts. Their stories Indicate that the havoc Is more wide spread than was at first believed. The priest of Arramberl Informed Archbishop Lanarcs that Arramberl was destoyed and that his people are wandering over the country In search of food. The destruction of the roads has made It Impossible to send In sup plies. The story brought In by the priest of La Ascension Is that this town and Its population of 2000 have entirely disappeared. He does not know where the people are. "Not a stone was left upon a stone In La Ascension." tke priest said. "Where once there were rich farms there Is nthlng now but water." Another priest from Allende says that place also has disappeared with large loss of life and that the fields have been converted Into lakes. The priests were more than a week In making their way Into Monterey. Aid is urgently needed In these outlying districts, particularly as the authori ties are busy with Monterey and vi cinity. Bustament and La Escandla have been added to the list of destroyed vil lages. Hl SIiAND SHOT WIFE WHO ASKED FOB DIVORCE Hanford, Calif., Sept. 9 Mrs. James L. Crye la probably fatally wounded and her husband dead, as a result of the woman's filing suit for divorce yesterday. Crye, who is a wealthy farmer, when he discovered his wife was suing, returned home, shot her In the arm and abdomen. He thought he killed her and then sui cided. BAD TRAIN WRECK NEAR SALT LAKE Salt Ijake, Sept. 9. Severn 1 were fatally injured, among them the crews of both engines, while eight passen gers were hurt at Boulder Summit, near here early this morning when the Los Angeles limited crashed Into a local passenger train. It Is believed the train crews will die. A special train bearing physicians, nurses and a wrecking outfit are enroute. JAPANESE PREPARE TO FIGHT IN AIR Toklo, Sept. 9. The navy depart ment has announced it has approved two airships Invented by Naval Engi neer Narahura for use In the war. The government has been working to perfect the machines and all foreign makes are closely wntched. No rec ords of tests are given out, but It is known the government Is satisfied. One of the ships has air bags and tho other double wings, Indicating one Is of dirigible construction; trie other an aeroplane. HOLY ROLLERS IN STATE OF NATURE San Francisco, Sept. 7. Thrown Into a frenzy through their mode of worship, 12 holy rollers ran Into the street on Scott's hill at midnight and danced wild last night. The men of the party were wholly nude, while the women had on only a few scanty gar ments. They were doing a fantastic dance and singing weird sounding songs when two policemen espied them. All were arrested. The police then made a house to house canvass and secured enough blankets to cover the bodies of the dancers, after which they were taken to the police station and locked up. W mmmmMm 11 'i 11111 """"l 1 1 PIT'S GOUT Made Phenominal Across Ice of the Polar Region. Speed Frozen STORY IS PLAIN BI T INTERESTING Expedition Wintered at Cape Slicrl- dan I Sledge Expedition to Cape Co- lunibla in February, 1909 Passed all Oilier Betvinls Left by Arctic Explorer Had Good Fortune. (By Anthony Flala, Brooklyn mem- ber Baldwin polar expedition 1901-2 and commander of the Baldwln-Zeet-gler expedition 1903, four five. Writ ten exclusively for Cnlted Press. Copy righted nineteen nine by 1'nlted Press Association.) New lork. Sept. 9. Commander Peary's preliminary story first brings news of his success in reaching Cape .-.oerman. uraniuana. .-vpicmner l. in"3. Mere tne epenmon wintered T The ' Roosevelt was given the n.lvan- : sentenced to pay $25 and costs. All found next morning by business asso tage of high northern base. He then market and slaughter houses are be- dates. Prior to his death he made tell, of sledge expeditions February . lleved to be using the same thing, deeds for his property to his wife. No J5th. 190 with direction of Cape Co-: The cases are so serious that samples cause Is assigned for his rash act. lumbla. From Columbia he makes i,nv.. hen .. t tk. , a wonderful Journey north. From there on. although the story Is a sim - pie statement of dates it Is very Inter - estlng and tells of passing the records of all other explorers. Peary speaks much of open water but doesn't tell , methods of nnsslnc these tends Penrv I tells a wonderful story of travel over the polar Ice. To accomplish this must have made 35 miles dally, this Is only possible over smooth Ice. The story simply takes my breath away. ' On the return trip speed seems slm- j ply more wonderful. Peary left the pole April 7 an'd reached Cape Columbia April 23,490 j miles as the crow flies. When one considers the movlnir nnd shifting o , Ice curves and the nesesaary trouble ' he had to undergo to avoid obstacles ! the distance Is considerably Increased. In the sixteen days' trip from the I pole to Columbia he must have aver- aged over 31 miles daily with open leads and other obstacles. He must i have been obliged to make the ph?- nomenal speed of 40 miles on many days. I don't believe Peary encount ered very rough Ice. The open leads were very probably simply fissures caused by tidal action. It appea's from the account of Peary and also from that of Dr. Cook that the new land to tho west is grounded on floes, while shoal water to the east with land on the south forms a trlangule which makes the Ice at the pole Im movable. Cook Is Generous. Copenhagen, Sept. 9. Cook today declared the great speed made by Peary Is not Incredible. He points to It as showing his own story Is true. He refused to discuss Peary's trip until all scientific data is presented. He leaves for Brussels this afternoon. MARKET PLACE PROVIDED. Ongon City Business Men Organize Commission Company. Oregon City, Ore., Sept'. 9. After a vain struggle of more than 10 years to secure a commission house for Ore gon City, the desired end has at last been accomplished, and there was or ganized tonight the Oregon City Com mission company, with a capital stock of $15,000, more than half of which has been paid in. Articles of Incor poration were filed today In the of fice of County Clerk Orecnmnn. Some of the best known business and professional men in the city are Identified with the project, the stock holders being Dr. A. L. Beatie, R. B. Beatle, Dr. E. A. Sommer, Judge Thomas F. llynn. DEATH ItKSCLTS FROM PICKING A PIMPLE Tacoma, Sept. 9. As a result of picking a pimple on her face, Ellen F. Larson, 19 years old, a beautiful and accomplished young woman, died of blood poisoning at the home of hor parents, 838 South Hprnv.ue street, last night. Two weeks ago an Infection set in following the appearance of o small pimple which Miss Larson opened with her hands. Her condition srow steadily worse and a physician was summoned. He found the poisoning so far advanced that he coul.i do nothing to check its progress. Miss Larson was a student at ilv University of Puget Sound, and a tal ented pianist. PENDLETON, OKEOON, THURSDAY, 8EPTEMBBB 9, WIRELESS COMPAY INVADES I WESTERN UNION'S FIELD North Yakima, Sept. 9. W. L Stelnweig, president of the First Na tional bank this morning donated two hundred feet of land In Sumach park to the United Wireless company for the erection of a two hundred foot wireless tower. A part of the system to connect Spokane, the sound cities and Portland. Relay stations rill be established here, at Wenatchee, Ta coma and Ccntralla. Move is believed to be an Invasion of Western DnlOn field. JOHNSON WON IN THE TENTH ROUND' San Francisco, Sept. 9. Johnson defeated Kaufman round. Decision. in the tenth San Francisco, Sept. 9. Champion Jack .lohntmn anri , h :i II, .n i...r .1 : Kaufman are both fit for the fleht of their lives this afternoon at Mission Arena for ten rounds. The weather is Ideal and a holiday crowd Is attend ing. Both rested this morning before the bout. Betting l ten to four the negro will win the contest on points, . WASHINGTON officials ENFORCE THE LAW Ellensburg, Sept. 9. Will H. Ad ams, denutv state nnrn tnnA enm- mlssloner. secured the conviction of tvvo ,ot.a, market men for ugnK j "Freesem" preparation alleged to J contain formaldehyde for the pur- pose of nreservinir food FTfleh u.-o which may take action. 1 ' 1 TALK DIVISION . SOUTHERN COUNTIES RESENT INCREASED ASSESSMENT S,a, Eqi'"Hig Board Made Radl- cal Increase In Apportionment of Taxes Among All Southern Califor nia Counties. Sacramento, i Sept. 9. Southern California began talking "Separate statehood" today following the action of the state board of equalization UIFOIK last night In raising the assessment The parade today Included the G. A. of eighteen counties from ten to one ! R. and the Washington national hundred per cent. The heaviest in- guard. The officers reported the crease was made In southern Callfor- treasury in good condition. The elec nla counties, as follows: Ventura, tlon of officers and place of meeting lue per cent; orange. 50: Los An- I geles, 40; San Bernardino, 33; Santa Barbara, 25; Kings, SO; Kern, 20. The Increase north of Tehachepi Is: San Francisco, 10; Alameda, 10; San Joa quin, 15; Santa Clara, 10; Stanislaus, 25; Tulare, 20; Yolo, 15. The rate Is 46.4 cents, which Is 3:'6 lower than last. Los Angeles Is Wroth. Los Angeles. Sept. 9. There is general Indignation over the action of the state board of eqqallzation in raising the assessments of southern California counties, particularly Ixis Angeles. Usuually conservative, May or Alexander is leading the protest ers. He declared the raise all wrong. Says he headed off the same thing six years ago. Mrs. Fred Kempendorf, accompan ied by her son. A. H. Kempendorf and her daughter, Miss Dora Kempendorf, left last evening for Seattle, after a visit of a few days at the home of Mrs. Kempendorf a sister, Mrs. L. F. Lampkln. They will return to Iowa over one of the northern roads. FOR MURDER OF Detroit, Mich . Sept. 8. Dr. George A. Frltch, a well known practiccion er of this city, was arrested tonight In connection with the death of Miss Mabel Millmnn of Ann Harbor, whose dismembered bodV was found in two sacks sunken in Eeorse creek. The arrest of Dr. Fitch followed the return Of Sheriff Gaston from Ann Arbor, where he had been look ing up clews. The sheriff looked through the postoffice records in the hope that they would show who had sent a registered letter containing money which Miss Mlllman received at her home Just before leaving on DETROIT PHYSICIAN IT 3:35 seattle lined dp for Merchant marine Seattle, Sept. 9. Following a din ner to John A. Peyton of Cleveland and secretary of the merchant ma rine league, the formation of the merchant marine league of Seattle too place today. E. C. Hughes Is president Hughes said that American vessels have disappeared from the sea and in a short time all American commerce will be carried by foreign ers. He predicted that 15 years after the Panama canal Is opened there will be 30,000,000 people west of the Rockies. The need of a merchant ma rine Is imperative. NORMAL ADDITIONS FOR ROSEBURG HIGH Hosetiurg, Ore., Sept. 9. Because of the discontinuance of the state normal schools there has been add ed to the high school, in this city, a teachers' training department for the forthcoming term. The organization of a class In this department depends however, upon the entrance of a suf ficient number to justify the expense of conducting it. School opens in this city on Sep tember 13. There will be 24 teachers employed in the schools this year, 14 of whom taught last year. PORT ANGELES MAS COMMITS Sl ICIDE Port Angeles. Wn.. Sept. 9. W. E. Burnslde. deputy county treasurer, suicided Tuesday night. He shot him. tr i..;. ti.. Vw.hH HU hnrfv was MAY FORM CAMPS SPANISH WAR VETERANS Fight in Animal Oatlierlng of Vcter ails- Association Averted by Oonr promise California!! Objected to Affiliation. Tacoma, Sept. 9. A bitter fight among the Spanish war veterans as sembled in convention here was averted when the California delega tion acceded to a movement allow ing the colored veterans of the Span ish war to form unafiliated camps. u-in h (WMpH tomorrow. About 300 delegates from all points In the United States heard Command-er-lnchlef Charles W. Newton, of Hartford, Conn., review the past year's work and make a strong plea for the removal of the wreck of the battleship Maine from Havana har bor. The candidacy of Joseph Jacoby of Seattle for commander-in-chief evi dently gained ground today, with i many Washington delegates urging his selection. Commander-in-chief Charles W. Newton in his annual report, thanked his comrades for the honor conferred upon him and said he was gratified to report "the greatest advancement and growth that has been achieved by the organization since its Incep tion." " He praised the adjutant general's department for carrying out the work assigned it In the rehabilitation of de partments and camps that hud fallen into bad standing. He said he had traveled in the last year 18,000 miles, visiting IS states and attending nine department encampments. MARELLE MILLMAN her trip to Detroit three weeks ago. "I am convinced that the girl was sent money by some man in order that she might have a surgical opera tion performed," said Sheriff Gaston. "This led her to leave home and de ceive her parents. The operation proved unsuccessful and she died. "Then her body was dismembered and thrown Into Eeorse creek. The giri was prepared; In my opinion, to meet her fate, and had aided in pans for secrecy should death follow." It is not known whether the sheriff compleed his Investigations at Ann Arbor. He came vack here In a hur ry and arrested Dr. Frltch. OHIUS REHMEI) ARRESTED i 1909. to s jpn NEWS OF DEATH WITHHELD UNTIL STOCK EXCHANGE CLOSED Terrific Raiding of Stock of ..Fallen Railway Monarch Con tinued All Day at Stock Exchange. Harrlman Died at 3:35, But News Was Withheld Until 3:55 Ruse Allayed Frenzy f Stock Market, But Stock Exchange Men Knew End Wae Not Long Deferred Harrlman Was Bom In 1W8 Son of An Episco pal Minister. Arden, N. T.. Sept. 9. After a lin gering at the lowest ebb of life fol lowing a relapse after his desperate efforts to regain health on trip to Eu rope, Edward H. Harrlman, railroad king, succumbed today. For days a death watch had been kept by doctors and the family who held back all bad news. The news of the railroad kings death was first made known at the of fices of the Union Pacific which had direct wire with Harrlman's chateau. It is reported he died earlier in the day but news was withheld until 35 minutes after the close of the stock exchange. New York, Sept. 9. The news did not come as a surprise. It was re ported all day that Harrlman was dead, the news being withheld. The effect upon Harrlman stocks has been terrific, although a tremendous bear movement was somewhat curtailed by the official denial of his death. News in Portland, Sept. Portland. 9. A New- York representative of local commission mm hub uiienioon wirea: uniciai announcement of the death of E. H. Then he suggested to C. P. Hunt Harriman was made here at 3:35 ington that he would like to build the o'clock this afternoon." Discussing Central Pacific to get an outlet from, the report a member of the firm said Ogdon to San Francisco. Huntington that in all probability the bulletin laughed. Harrlman organized a com had been given his representative to j pany to build a parallel line. Hunt be withheld until the stock exchange , Ington died before the fight was fin cIosed- !lshed and the Harrlman bluff made jgood with the Huntington estate. Then Arden, Sept. 9. At 9:15 this mor- ' the w'ard took over the Western ana ning Dr. Lyle bulletined: "The con- i Southern Pacific companies, adding ditlon Is unchanged." This was in- i 9800 m"es to his system, tended to have a quieting effect upon ! In 1906 Harriman gained control the market, and probably did allav to , of the Santa Fe and in the same vi somewhat. Nevertheless there was strong belief that Harrlman could not survive long. The raiding of his stocks was kept up all day. Although Dr. Lvle has not eiven out , the statement It is believed Harrlman died of an ailment in the nature of i cancer. Dr. Lyle said Harriman died at 3:35 this afternoon. The death I was announced at 3:55 p. m. Obituary. Edward Henry Harriman was born February 24. 1848, at Hampton, L. L He was the second son in a family of six children. His father was Rev. Orlando H. Harrlman, an Episcopal minister. The Harrimans were poor as church mice. The elder Harrlman changed parishes every year, but not till Ed- ! ward was nearly grown did he get one where he could earn a comfort- I able living. Always his meagre sal- ! ary was in arrears, and his pride j prevented him from accepting help from his friends. The Harriman chll- dren wee pressed even for food and Nothing. Young Harrlman's education was ' little and desultory. 111.11- ..Ml l UtL . v niiiie biiii in ii . icens young nar- nman went into wall street as a broker's clerk. He set In to learn the Wall street game. It was In the early '70s. His teachers w ere Jay Gould and Jim Fiske and Jay Cooke. So young Harrlman was soon trad ing on the floor for his customers, for himself. Within ten or fifteen years he had made good. He had made his mil- to collect from the heirs of the late lion, had won the respect of W. K. ' Senator John H. Mitchell of Oregon a Vanderbilt ond Stuvesant Fish. He $1000 fine levied against Mitchell had established his own brokerage and shortly before his death, when he was banking house E. H. Harriman & j convicted of participation in land Co- frauds, came to an end today when Also he was studying railroads I the United States circuit court of ap studying them as no man had ever I peals held that the entire cause of done. Already he was looking west- I action abated upon the death of the ward, his eyes on tne entrenched senator and that the heirs were not wealth as yet undeveloped. liable for the fine. He became friendly but not a At the time of his conviction friend with Stuyvesant Fish, who j Mitchell was fined $1000 and sentenc had admired his ability, and had made I ed to six months' imprisonment H hlm a director of the Illinois Central. ! wos attempting to take the matter ur then a struggling road of 2000 miles, j before the supreme court of the Tin I'ntil 1SS7. when Fish became presl dent and Harrlman vice president the broker was completing his "educa tion." Fish was content to build up tne Illinois central, out his vice pres- ident was looking far beyond. He had his eyes on the west first. His Opportunity knock at your door EVE It Y day. To be convinced read today's ads. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER. NO. 6684 chase of the Chicago k Alton, opportunity came In 1888 In the pur- The Alton, though in bad condition physically, was a great money-maker. The next stage in his career waa marked by the attack on the Northern Pacific in which he opposed Hill and Morgan and carried on the struggle until a compromise was reached w-hich gave him representation on the board of directors of the Burlington. Surprising the Goulds and Stand ard Oil, Harrlman met the supposedly impossible demands of President Blackstone by paying $42,000,000 In cold cash for the Chicago and Alton and at the same time won the title of the "great borrower." Then he issued bonds and won back 130.000,000 of the purchase price. Then he went after Union Pacific, which had "gone to seed" owing the government $52, 000,000. Harrlman bought It for $53, 000,000 and went about curing its lli like the marvelous railroad doctor mat he was. Next came the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Short Line which he took over giving t "j u iiit -regonr an outlet on the Pacific coast glt a nalf Interest In the San Pedre """ oulIt by Senator Clark from Rn I c,ty to Los Angeles. Even 'sn. Harrlman's benefactor, was de- Psed by the wizard when he tnnA in tne wa' and Harrlman put in his man Harahan as president of th IIIinois Central. Harrlmans health began to fail rn 1908. In the spring of 1909 he went to the southwest on a health trip, and, returning in no better condition soon left for Europe. There he experienc ed little relief, and returned to the United States late In August. BOISE AND COUNTY CO STRONGLY 'W 1 Boise. Idaho, Sept. 9. In the city nn'l county prohibition election held nere yesterday the "wets" won out by large majorities ln both the city and county. For Ada county in which Boise is located, the vote was as to!- 1 ....... . nil. .... .... . . eis J4.H&; nrv 36SS In the city of Boise there was a majority of 118 7 In favor of the "wet" side. FINK will nr UNPAID. Heirs of I.ate Senator Mitchell of Oreon Win in Contention. San Francisco. Sept. 9. Th long struggle of the department of IiisMpa ted States, he said. The administrator of the Mitchell estate then successfully petitioned that the fine be cancelled. The govern- ment appealed, Judge Morrow In his opinion today declared that crime was buried with the offender.