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EVENING EDITION 0iKrtunity knocks at your door EVERY ilay. To be convinced rend today's ada. A RATHER RFPOHT. Fair tonight and Thurt . .dny. CITY OFFICIAL PAPER. PENDLETON, OHEUON, WEDNESDAY, 8EPTEMBEB 15, 1000. NO. 6689 VOL. 22. mwm mum whuhmi ffiffJHdtJ7 . HHDHUByaui (wnw COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. -"" jTWp o p FIE RAGES III PORTLAND Portland Flour Mills are Being Consumed by Flames and Other Buildings Threatened, Consumed by Flames andjNannie Taylor, the widow of imam emimjOYEs may have iost their lives Fire Started by Explonlon of Dust Collector l-ow Will Exceed $250,- j Unless new evidence can be secur 000 uiidlfHcra.I.McvaUrHurn R UJwMy Probable that Nannie , Taylor can be convicted as having had Will 'Hracli the Half Million Mark, ft part n the crlmc At the worgt Mill Wuk largest In Northwest , Bho could hardly be expected to get Firemen Arc Powerless to Stay more than a short term in prison. the names. Portland, Sept. 15. A tire which destroyed the Portland Flour mills, located on the water front of this . . ..,i city with a loss of 1250.000 started- this morning at 9 o'clock, and at 10:30 the flames, uncontrolled, threatened the adjacent elevators and wharves on which were plied thou- winds of dollars worth of grain. The seventy employes of the mill are be- lieved to have esraped, although It Is impossible to ascertain while the flre Is raging whether all escaped or or not. The firemen and police will begin a search of the ruins as soon . as the embers an- cooled. The mill was owned by the Portland Flour Mills company. Should the elevators and piers be consumed the loss will reach a half million dollars. General fire alarm was sounded . .... Aa , v. ft.A . .1 n.. 1 snoruy hiici me innwn spit.- the efforts of a score of engines and lifeboats, the mill was soon a mass of flames, and only desperate work on the imrt of the firemen kept th,. blase1 from spreading to adjoining manufacturing plants. The ir , bunted downward. The building was the largest mill In the northwest and equipped with the most modern ma- : chlnrry and automatic sprinkler. This Is believed to have been broken when an explosion of the dust collector on the sixth floor started the fire. Portland, Sept. IS. (Later ) Af-j ter destroying the Portland flour mills, the largest plant of Its kind In the ! northwest spoiling thousands of dol- inn. worth of eraln. a fire which started from an explosion at the mill was controlled shortly before noon todav. So far as could De teamen no employes were killed, ruins will be searched. but the GATEKEEPER GETS FIRST VACATION IN 20 YEARS Spokane, Wash., Sept. 15. A. H. Simmons, gatekeeper at the North ern Pacific Railway company's sta tion In Spokane, who says he has an swered more than 1.000,000 questions by people of almost every national ity during his 20 years' service, has been granted a vacation, the first In n fifth of a century. After a trip to Seattle, he will visit relatives at Duluth. St, Paul and Chicago, after ward going east for a week. Besides being looked upon as a "human en eyolopcdla," Simmons Is possessed of a remarkable memory for names and faces and he has a wider acquaint ance among railroad and traveling 'men than any other person in the Pacific northwest. He understands a dozen languages and several Indian dial SCtfl and s master of the Chinook, the universal language among the redskins of the continent. WOMAN WILL BE TRIED FOR MURDER Richmond, Va.. Sept. IB. Charged with complicity In the murder of Mrs. Mary Skipworth and Walter Johnson, for which five negroes have already died In the electric chair, Mrs The evening of Tuesday, September 2S, Is to be "Red Man's Night" at the district fair. This was the announce ment made this morning by Secretary Fltz Gerald of the fair association. Being a Red Man himself he went on to remark thai the announcement carried with It the assurance that the second night of the fair would be one of the biggest and best of the cntln week. "It will be a gala night," declared the Judge. "The Red Men and their friends will all be there and among the other features of the evening will be a war dance on the stage which will be participated In by the Walla Walla. Hermlston and Umatilla tribes as well as the local tribe. It will be a regular war dance In full costume." RED MEN WILL 111 NIGHT IT EI OH WHICH TQ DUNCE WILD WUR OUNCE TAFT TO DECIDE FAMOUS CONTROVERSY Iloston, Sept. 15. It is cx- pectod Taft will announce hlH decision of the Hallinger-l'in- chot controversy late this af- ternoon or this evening. It Is believed here that the presi- dent will exonerate both Bal- linger and I'inchot. Taylor, one of those electrocuted, will be placed on trial today. Following her trial three young negro boys will be heard for com plicity In the murder. Th boys, it Is said, will throw themselves on the mercy of the court and a five year sentence Is predicted for each of them. ANITA STEWART IS NOW A PRINCESS Dingwall. Scotland, Sept. 15. Anita Stewart, the New York heiress to the millions of the late "Silent" Smith, prim,eg? ( npr ()Wn r,Bh( by pP(.lai patent of mper(n Franz Josef of Austria, whpn sh( mnrrp1 prince Miguel de nraganza 0f Portugal at noon, on the great etnte receirtly leased by her m,,r Mrs, James Henry Smith The 8,,rvcog wer4 j,,. at st Lawrence rn,nni(r church, the Bishop of Abcr- J(iin 0ffcintng. The decorations and ,,rpiM.nts wcre of the costliest. IS II LARGE 1 FRITS HICK MAKES SENSATIONAL ESCAPE Forces Bars of Cell ami Lowers Him self by Bed Clothes Has a Murder cm Mania and It is Feared he Will Kill Someone Thinks Masons art After His Life. Spokane, Sept. 15. After a sensa- t,ona, e8cape from the Medical Lake of the late Judge Norman Buck. Is at large today, and a posse has started In pursuit. Young Buck possessed a murderous mania and It is feared he may commit murder before he Is ap prehended. He escaped last night by forcing the steel bars of his cell on the second floor and lowering himself to the ground by a bed clothes rope. Buck's delusion Is that Masons are seeking his life, as he was sent to the asylum because he attempted to kill John H. Shaw, a mason of Spokane. ANOTHER ROYAL GRAFTER GETS AMERICAN MILLIONS Edinburgh, Sept. 15 Tulloch Cas tle, Blngwell, was the scene today of the wedding of Miss Anita Stewart, the only daughter of Mrs. J. Henry Smith nnd niece of Mr. and Mrs. An thony Drexel, to Prince Miguel of Braganza, son of the legitimate pre tender to the Portuguese throne. Aa the bride is a Protestant and the bridegroom a Catholic, the ceremony was solemnized in the great hall of the castle Mrs. Smith has rented for the autumn, Instea.l of In a church. The wedding was as quiet as was compatible with the bridegroom's high rank at court, only a few Aus trian noblemen attending in addition to the members of the two families. It is reported that vast sums have besn given the prlnco in advance to enable him to satisfy the most press-' Ing of his creditors, and that he will receive a large fortune from the bride's family for future expenditure. Arrangements for the fair are pro gressing at a rapid rate and the In dications point to a successful open ing. Exhibits are being received from every part of the district and the sec retary and his deputy are kept busy answering questions and letters. Among the exhibits entered yesterday w ere ten head of hogs by A. L. Swag gart of Athena. Mr. Swaggart car ried home some ribbons last year and he expects to repeat the performance this year. Another exhibitor will be a local gardener, who yesterday signified his intention of entering six varieties of early potatoes, the same number of varieties of late potatoes and one va riety of European potatoes, which has never been exhibited here before. VIOLENT MANIAC mm new i ON COOK-PEARY A Lull Exists in the Bitter Storm of the North Pole Controversy. SCIENTISTS ARB WAITING FOIl MORE PROOFS Secretary of Artie Club Brands Story That Peary Stole Cooks Supplies I'ntriic Peary Intimates He Will Not Participate in Hudson-Fulton Celebration If Cook 1 Accorded Mke Honor. New York, Sept, 15. Little, if any thing, of weight on either side of the Cook-Peary contrversy was produced today. Herbert Bridgeman, secretary of the Peary Arctic club, who is in Sydney, declared as false the story that Peary had appropriated Dr. Cook's stores In the north, saying he had merely saved them. Scientists have generally withdrawn from the debate pending the injunc tion of more facts and less personal feeling, while England and the con tinent are becoming a, bit weary. The latest dispatch from Battle Harbor indicates that the Roosevelt is in good Condition, notwithstanding her battles with the Icy north. Commander Peary intimated that the Roosevelt would not be allowed to participate in the Hudson-Fulton cel ebration if Cook's schooner, the John R. Bradley, was similarly honored. CANADIAN STEAMER SAILS TO MEET PEARY Marconi "W ireTess, via Cape Hay, Point Riehie. N. F Sept 15. The Ca nadian cable steamer "Tyrian." en route to meet Commander Peary at Battle Harbor, arrived here today, bearing a large delegation Of report ers. Captain Dickson sent a message to Peary as follows! "I have been ordered to meet you at Battle Harbor. Please accept my congratulations. My ship Is at your disposal if you care to return to Syd ney aboard It." The "Tryian" was rushed to the disposal of Peary- when it was an nounced that the Roosevelt was dis abled and couldn't make more than five miles daily. WATER COMPANY IS North Yakima. Wn.. Sept. 15. Charging that the Northwest Light and Power company fraudulently Tur nished the city with water from a point four instead of eleven miles up the Natches river and thus violated their franchise. Councilman Melgh is preparing plans to revoke the com pany's franchise at the next council meeting. The basis of his charge Is the report of the city engineer. Health ot fleers may take action as mill flumes line the stream where water is taken In. OFFICER AND MANIAC FIGHT FOR LIFE AND DEATH San Francisco. Spt. 15. Rattling with a maniac on the tracks of the Southern Pacific at Harrison and Seventeenth streets today, Specie! State officer Curlev, knocked the man unconscious nnd dragged him from the track Just before passenger train went by. The maniac laid on the track before the approaching train and when Curley tried to draw him back a fight ensued and the maniac attempted to drag the offi cer before the train. S AMBASSADOR BUYS MEXICAN RAILWAY Mexico City. Sept. 14. David E. Thompson, United States ambassador, today secured control of the Fan-Am-blican railway, a line 24 miles long, from San C.eronimo on the Tehuante pec National railway at Mariscal. Ambassador Thompson did not make public the purchase price, but said he would have the controlling Inter est, having secured by purchase $9, iniii.imo worth of the stock. Mr. Thompson win personally look after the property as soon as he retires from the diplomatic service. To Let Big Contract. Utloa, N. Y., Sept. 15. Contract for an over-crossing here will be let today by the New York Central, as a part of the Improvement plans in this city which include new pas senger station, freight house and yards. The work will involve the ex penditure of ubout $2,000,000. CHARGED WITH FRAUD J.PJHNI IS SUCCESSOR To Edward H. Harriman In Directorate of National City Bank of New York. WALL STREET REGARDS ELECTION MOST SIGNIFICANT Believe Admittance of Morgan Inter ests to Bo Sign of Harmony Be tween Them and Kuhn, Locb Standitrcl Oil Group Report TluM Morgan Will Also Succeed Harri man In Command of I'nlon Pacific and Southern Pacific Systems. New York, Sept. 15, J. P. Mor gan, Jr., was elected to the late E. H. Harrlman'g place on the board of directoAi of the National City bank. By Wall street, the election Is re garded Lis one of the most significant of the peek's financial developments, presumably Indicating that harmon ious relations exist between the Mor gan and- the Kuhn, Loeb-Standard Oil group of financiers. Wide Importance was given the event because It followed closely up on reports that the Morgan interests were about to take an active interest in governing the Harriman roads and that the younger Morgan was slated as the ultimate successor of Mr. Har riman In command of the Union Pa cific and Southern Pacific systems. The National City bank is controll ed by the Kuhn, Loeb-Standard Oil Interests, which yesterday assumed a commanding position, for the time being tt least, in the Union Pacific exeouLre committee. George W. Perkins, of the firm of J. P. Morgan & C, g already a di rector of the bank, and the addition al recognition given the firm today was taken to mean not merely the ex istence of an "entente cordiale" but the consummation of an active work ing alliance between the two great groups of American financiars. ATTORNEY MOVES TO TAKE CASE FROM JURY Chicago, Sept. 15. Attorney J. Hamilton Lewis, who Is conducting the defense In the trial of Police In spector McCann, charged with graft ing, today moved that the case be ta ken from the Jury on the ground of insufficient evidence by the prosecu tion. The prosecution combatted the motion. The court took it under ad visement. ABE ATTEI.L GETS DECISION FROM O'TOOLE Boston, Sept. 14. Abe Attell of California, the featherweight cham pion, was given the decision over Tommy o'Toole in 12 rounds, by Referee Charles White of New York, at the Armory Athletic association to night. The decision was a surprise to the majority of the 2000 person who saw the fight and they strongly expressed their disapproval. CHAMPION AVIATOR SAILS FOR AMERICA Paris. Sept. 15. Olenn H. Curtis, the American aeronaut who won the international cup at Rheims and the grand prize of six thousand dollars in n meet at Brescia, sailed for New York today. Before leaving he said he would probably participate In the Hudson-Fulton celebration when a number of aviators' contests will be held. GOVERNOR JOHNSON UNDERGOES FOURTH OPERATION Rochester, Minn., Sept. 15. Gover nor Johnson was operated on today for Intestinal trouble for the fourth time nt St. Mary hospital, where it is said that he rallied rapidly. The danger is not yet passed but the sur geons believe the governor will re cover rapidly. To s u Railroad, New York, Seqt. 15. Deposits of securities must be made before the close of business today under the re organization plan of the Chicago. Pe oria ,fc St. Louis railway, which con templates the sale of the line under1 foreclosure. Fores! Hires Abate. Napa. Cala., Sept. 15. Forest fires which have been raging In the moun tain counties, abated today and the situation Is improved. A shift in the wind saved thousands of acres of timber. lapnn Sends (Yiilser. Tokbi, Sept. 15. Japan will be represented at the Portola naval pag eant at San Francisco next month by the armored cruiser Idzma, which sailed today. NAVIGATORS ARRESTED AS SPIES. Rome, Sept. 15. Commander Boraalino, of the Italian navy, and two Italian aeronauts were arrested In Austria today, fol lowing a daring balloon flight of a hundred miles from Venice. There are no details but It Is be lieved that the men are charged with being military spiea. STEEL CAR COMPANY FACES ANOTHER STRIKE Pittsburg, Sept. 15. The Pressed Steel Car company is again confront ed with another strike. Refusing to work unless several bosses and sub posses are discharged, three thou sand foreigners quit work today. Re cently five thousand returned to work after a two months bloody strike. Fear Bloody Rioting. Pittsburg, Sept. 15. Five thou sand employes of the Press Steel Car company who recently returned to work after two months' strike, quit today, claiming the company is not living up to its agreement to discharge the strikebreakers. The men claim in many instances that strikebreakers are being promoted to bosses over them. A repetition of the bloody rioting Ib feared. Troops Coming Home. Manila, Sept. 15. With the Twenty-fifth infantry on board, the trans port Buford sailed from Manila to day. G. N. Ore. Dividend. New York, Sept. 15. A third divi dend of $1 a share on Great Northern Ore certificates was paid today. EIGHT KILLED PASSENGER AND III EIGHT COLLIDE IN TENNESSEE Wreck Is One of Worst In History of Road All Victims Were Members of Train CYew Several Passengers Missing But Remainder Are Work ing to Prevent Spread Of names. Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 15 Eight men are killed as the result of one of the worst wrecks in the history of the Nashville. Chattanooga and St. Louis Railwav today when a passen ger train at high speed struck a freight at Pegram, 25 miles west of here. All of the men killed were trainmen, but a number of passen gers are missing. Passengers that es caped are now working to prevent tne spread of flames which started when JEWEL THIEF AGAIN ACTIVE IN FRISCO San Francisco, Sept. 15. The po lice are Investigating the loss of a $3000 string of pearls by Mrs. S. D. Lederman. wife of a realty man here. She took luncheon at the St. Francis. toured the shopping district, then discovered her loss and reported if to the police. The police theory Is that a jewel thief again operated in the St. Francis where Miss Jennie Crocker lost, a string of pearls val ued at $30,000 several months ago. BAILEY WILL ANSWER BRYAN'S CHARGES Dallas, Tex., Sept. 15. Senator Ballsy declared today he will answer Bryan's. attack on htm when he speaks here next Saturday. Bryan In a speech denounced the Texas con gressional delegation for voting a duty on riides. The speech was considered direct challenge to Bailey. Prospects for a winning football team to represent the. Pendleton high school this season are exceedingly bright. Though four of last year's men will not be in the harness, tne seven who are left are all good play ers while the largest amount of .new timber the school has ever had to pick from is available to fill the positions left vacant. Indeed some of those who are counted as new have already had more or less experience and will b in a position to render a good ac count of themselves. The old players who will be back arc Devine, McDill. Kimball. Bean. Hinderman. Struve and Graham. Three other good men who have al ready had some experience arc Dick Thompson. Cliff Jordan and Roy Bowman. In addition to these men there is a world of new material which AIR IN B E WRECK H SCHOOL GR10IRBN HEROES WILL FIGHT F00 CHAMPIONSHIP U. S. R, s. MY COME BACK Rumor Says Oregon Head quarters Will Be Re-established in Pendleton, WILL USE NEW FEDERAL BUILDING Principal Officials Cannot be Readied to Confirm Report Color to Ru mor Given by Fact That City Is Central Point for Great Irrigation Country' Reclamation Projects Near Portland Where Office is Now Located. It Is perslstenly rumored that the Oregon headquarters for the recla mation service are to be reestablished In Pendleton. It is reported that the office which Is now located In Port land and presided over by Engineer D. C. Henny will be brought here, the department taking quarters in the new federal building when It Is erected. Today an effort was made to con firm the rumor but neither Mr. Hen ny nor Mr. Hobson, chief of the re clamation work upon the coast, could be reached by the East Oregonlan. Project Engineer Newell of Hermls ton was called by 'phone and admitted he had heard the rumor regarding a change in the headquarters office. But he knew nothing official upon the subject and had not discussed the matter with either Messrs Hobson or Henny. Color Is given the rumor regarding the change In headquarters by the fact that this city would be much nearer the center of the irrigation country than is Portland. The ser vice is now carrying on work in East ern Oregon. Eastern Washington and Idaho. It also has under consider ation the Malhuer project and the ex tension of the Umatilla project. None of the projects are near Portland. Mrs. Johnson, now here as clerk of the federal court, says she under stands that the reclamation service will have headquarters in the new building when it is erected. . JAPNESE COMMISSIONERS LEAVE FOR ST. PAUL Butte, Mont., Sept. 15 'The Jap anese trade envoys who have been guests of the business men of this city for several days, left this morn ing for St. Paul. Last night the com missioners attended a banquet given by the Merchants' association at the Silver Bow club. POSTMASTER GENERAL WILL CONFER WITH TAFT Chicago, Sept. 15 Postmastei General Hitchcock arrived here to confer with Taft when the president reaches this city. The police are tak ing unusual precautions to prevent harm to Taft. Railway Manager Quits. St. Paul, Sept. 15. M. B. Cutter, general manager of the Minneapolis & St Louis and Iowa Central rail roads, retired today. Independence Day. San Jose, Costa Rica. Sept. 15. Central American Independence Day was celebrated in an enthusiastic manner by all the republics today. Dividend on Milk. New York. Sept. 15. A regular quarterly dividend of 1 1-2 per cent was paid today by the Borden Con densed Milk company. has yet to see a first game but which gives promise of developing into something substantial. Active practice will be started with it a few days and preparations made for one of the stiffeat schedules ever played by a local team. This will In clude a game with the freshman class Of the University of Oregon as well as with the Eugene bigh school team. Walla Walla high. Columbia college, I Grande and Baker city high schools will all be taken on. The Baker City game will probably be played in Pen dleton Thansgiving day and it will probably be the one which will deter mine the championship of eastern Oregon. Pendleton has claimed this honor for the p; st two seasons and Baker City will make a supreme effort to wrest the honors from the Pen dleton lads on their home ground this year.