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i. i. XlMMMBmassul IBM EVENING EDITION EVENING. EDITION WEATHER REPORT. Fair and cooler tonight with heavy frost; Friday farm, wurm- opportunity knock t jour door EVERY y. To be convtnsed ? C. ' .-ml today's ads. C COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. VOL. 22. TUT III Tit President Starts This Morning on Tour of Famous Yosem ite Valley, BOOTED AND GLOVED FOR THE OCCASION chief Executive Together With Got tram Gillette and Other Promi nenl CuUfornlana Rvm Pleasure Trip Through I'ark View Cclc bruwsi itig Treea and Tree Tunnel President ;) witJiout Oston taUon Garbed for Roughing it. El Portal, Oct. 7 Clad in knock about elothes. cap on head, heavily shod. President Taft accompanied by Governor Glllete and prominent Cal lfernlanH. started on his first excur sion through Yosetntte park today, stages carried the party Into ,the val ley. One telephone line only connects the president with civilization. The Hotel K Portal was surrounded by regulars last night when Taft arrived the! e. The visit to the big trees, said to be the Oldest and largest Of living thing, comes first in Mr. Tuffs itinerary Leaving the coach early this morning he and his party were driven to W'a wonn at the edge of the grove, where monarchs 61 the forest grow to an al titude of more than 300 feet, and more than too feet In circumference at the base. Mr. Taft was driven through a tunnel cut through the base of one of the old trees which havr been standing for 3000 to 5000 years. The forenoon tomorrow will be given over to the big trees, the president spending tonight at the hotel In Wa wona. Tomorrow afternoon the president will enter the park from one of the higbeai points aiul after a trip to all the show places of the upper levels will begin a descent to the floor, which Is enclosed by almost perpen dicular cliffs of stone more than 3. 000 feet high. MUTINY AND BATTLE ABOARD coast STEAMER New Orleans, Oct, T. A mutinj ending in a battle aboard the coast wise steamer "St. John" in which -k men wen- wounded was reported to the custotns officials here today, by Captain Sptro Caeovlch. According to the captain four Greeks attempted to seise the ac ei ami smuggle Chi nese into the country. The mutineers, members of die crew. f,eii upon the captain's brother vthlle he "lis on watch. Ils cries brought tile captain and other members of the crew who after a desperate struggle overpower ed the Greeks, Later the Greeks es- caMil in a -mall boat and federal agent- arc Mltchlng Tor them. TR1 M. OP LIBELOUS NEWSPAPER BEGINS MONDAY. Indianapolis. Oct. 7. Although subpoenas have not been Issued yet It is probable that the hearing of Charles R. Williams and Dolevan Smith, proprietors of the Indianapolis News, charged with libelling the gov ernment In connection with the Pana ma canal purchase, will go on next Monday. Prominent government of ficials will he colled to testify, also many leading bankers of the country. Explosion on French Vnrshl. New York, Oct. 7. Tt is rumored that an explosion occured aboard one of the visiting French warships In the harbor today. No verification of the report has yet been obtained. TALL TIMBER INSPECTOR CAMEL TWENTY-EIGHT BOXES Of APPLES Twenty-eight boxes of wormy ap ples which were to have been sold In Pendleton by a fruit peddler from the Milton country, were seized this morning by County Fruit Inspector S. J. Campbell and Will be destroy ed. Though refusing to give the name of the peddler, Campbell de clared he had warned the man twice and despite the fact that he Is one of his own neighbors seized the fruit. The npples In question were culls which hnd been purchased of a fruit packing Company at Milton for ten rents per box. The peddler alleged thai he was buying them to make rider, this being permitted by law. Hut Instead of converting the fruit Into cider, the purchaser loaded It into a wagon and brought It to this city with the intention of peddling It out. Hearing of the disposition the CALIFORNIA LABOR PLANS HANK OP ITS OWN. Ban Rafael, Calif , Oct. 7. A proposition to form a Having liank under the direct control of labor organizations was the fea- Hire of a resolution adopted to- day by the State Federation of Labor convention. The resolu- e tlon cited the failure of the Chi- eagO labor bank hut declared there was no reason Why Call- fornla Jabor organizations should not handle their own funds and those of their mem- hers, a committee wai Instruct- ed to draw up plana for their presentation at the next con- ventlon of the federation. HEARST OUT FOR NOMINATED LAST WIGHT BY l.ooo ADMIRER Despite Ills Own Protest Plum i Handed Mini Independence League Distrusts Both Republican and Dem ocratic Parties Irxins lavor Heart's Election, New York. Oct. 7. William Ran dolph Heart, once defeated for mayor hi this city by George H. MrClellan and later defeated by Charles K. Hughes for governor of Hie state was nominated for mayor last night at a mass meeting of 4.000 of his admirers at Copper Union. This action was taken despite his authoritative statement last evening that he would not be a candidate. Resolutions were adopted directing that a committee of five be appointed to take steps for the naming of an r.tire city, county and borough tic ket, which will be placed in nomlna ! tlon by petition Last night's meeting was called, ac cording to Its leaders, with I view to showing Mr. Hearst lhat opinion am ong his followers in the Independence League was so strongly In favor of his running again as to override even his positive declaration. The demontre tlon that followed his nomination last 1 ed 20 minutes, before the chairman's calls for order could be heard. Distrust Roth Panic-. The platform as indicated by the Speakers Will express distrust of the Intentions Of both the republican and democratic parties which have already nominated full local tickets, declaring that a Hllelit alliance exists between Tammany and the local republican machine, which would make good gov ernment under either an Impossibi lity. It will declare In strong terms for municipal ownership of subways, economic administration and adequate school anil transit facilities. The principal address was made by William M. Irvins. who was the re publican candidate for mayor against Hears; and McClcllan four years ago. Hearst Will Announce Decision. New York, 'let. 7. William Ran dolph Hearst will announce whether hi- will run for mayor late this after noon it a meeting of the notifica tion committee. The republicans are jubilant at the prospects and pre dict they will oatfy the city If Hearst enters and splits the democratic par ty vote. Tammany chieftains are wor ried. Spaniards Plan IV.g Army. Madrid via Hendaye, Oct. 7. Af ter a conference that lasted through the night military leaden today pre sented for King Alfonso's considera tion a plan to place an army of 150, 000 men In the field against the Riff Tribesmen, while a like number will be held In reserve prepared to go to the front at a moment's notice. vendor of fruits Intended to make of the wormy apples the county fruit inspector came to Pendleton, where he soon located the fruit at a local stable. The apples were Immediately con demned nnd as soon as Mr. Campbell has an opportunity to consult with district Attorney Phelps relative to the proper legal steps to be taken, he Will administer a coat of coal oil to the condemned fruit, after which the owner will be allowed to make what disposition of them he can. This will ratine them to be destroyed with out any expense to the state. Other fruit peddlers had better take warning from this example as Fruit Inspector Campbell declares he s In earnest and the local merchants and householders seem disposed to assist him In the crusade. GOTHAM'S MAYOR CONDEMNS , : ' r-rr. ' PENDLETON, OREGON, T1U I?SI)AV, OCTOBER 7, DEWEY Si SUBSIDY Admiral Thinks We Should Have Merchant Marine in Reserve for War. SAW is NOT so HELPLESS s IMAGINED Replying to Landls' Characterisation of Nay a a "Bluff" Dewey Says In Event ofWar V. s. Would Bar Ships Bui a Merchant .Marine Would Mean Leas of financial Drain Doe- Not Tear War Willi Germany. at Present. Washington, Oct. 7. Ref. rring to an expression from ex-Congressmari Landls that the American navy Is only a "bluff.'" Admiral George Dewey sun: to the Vnltcd Press today: "Landls, used an unfortunate word but ha meant that the navy would be cnm- paratlvely useless In the event of war without auxiliaries drawn from the merchant marine. He wants a ship subsidy and so do I. W'e would have It If It were not for the subsidy." as many persons do not like the word. "The navy isn't quite so helpless c.s some people Imagine. We have fif teen colliers and sub-transports ready for service. This would not ' e i n nigh in time of war but we bone t.i continue to add to them. We fan do most anything wlflj money, and In case of war being declared could pur chase ships needed. We did in the Spanish war; I qotight two myself. Although we coufd buy the ships needed it wouldrnjfan a big expeu i 'i;ture at one time. It would be a bet ter plan to birlld a nierJnl marine KWd ttww 'rr rvi.. mrt ,ir- spSkffd cm r n pi rio.l of years.' Referring to the German navy the Admiral raid: "It is a fact little known uf the new ships that their small ronl capacity indicates they are In tended for use near home. I used to think the German ships were being bull! for war with us but 1 don't be lieve that now." E IIP IN MILL CREEK Walla Walla's reputed multimil lionaire guest, Henry C. Osterman. who Is Said to have been spending more money per day than 400 labor ers working for $2 BO per day, could earn In the same length of time, since he first landed In this city Sunday afternoon, narrowly escaped cutting short his career last night when he drove the big Knox touring car, in which he is traveling across the con tinent. Into the waters of Mill creek. Osterman had several prominent bus in ss men of the city in the car and turned off Alder street Into Merrlam. The alleged spendthrift did not know there was no bridge over the creek and down the embankment, into the water, ear and occupants plunged. None were injured but the front axle of the car was bent and one spring broken, when the machine came in contact with B stump. The car was i limed completely around. Osterman is manager of the Oster man Manufacturing company of Chi cago, nnd also manager of the Mem phis Cnr company of Memphis. Tenn. Willi his wife and a business asso ciate he Is traveling in the west and since he left Chicago, according to the wife, her husband has spent $10, 000, while It Is said be has spent on an average of $1000 per day while In this city. Walla Walla Union. BALLOON N I'AV YORK BREAKS AMERICAN RECORD FOR HEIGHT St. Ivouls, Mo., Oct. 7. Augusta Post, of New York, who was aide to Harmon in the balloon New York last night said the New York reached an altitude of 24.200 feet and the tem perature was forty degrees below ze ro. Ry remaining In the air 4S hours and 26 minutes the New York hroke the American record for height and for time In the air. Mr. Post was in the international balloon race In Oermany last year and aseaped death after a fall of several thousand feet, when the gas hag broke and formed a parachute, Sou Is Patricide. Tens Haute. Ind.. Oct. 7. Follow ing the murder of Ralph Conover Br., In the doorway of bis home last night Ralph Conover, Jr.. and Geo res Qreen Uaf were arrested, charged with the crime. Young Conover confessed to the police that he had plotted to kill his father because of his treatment of members of the family. SEME SCENE IF BITE EIGHT Interstate Commerce Com mission Investigates Accu sations of Coast Jobbers. CANNOT COMPETE WITH EASTERN MANUFACTURERS Seattle, Tncorou and Portland ship joem Claim Railroads Rioriminate Against Them, Thus Preventing Tliem from Shipping Enst of Cos cades Musi Ship by Class Hate Teal Represents Jobbers While Railroads Have Army of lawyers, lawyers. Seattle, Oct. 7. Coast freight rates sre under investigation here by a full membership of the interstate com merce commission which began a hearing here today that is expected to occupy a week. Coast shippers are asking a readjustment of east bound traffic as far out as they reach, in order that coast manufac turers and Jobbers may compete on an equal footing with shippers of St. Paul. Omaha, Chicago, Kansas City and other distributing points in the middle states. The great bulk of shipments from the Beaut go out on class rates, while the eastern shippers enjoy commo dity rates un articles that have been picked out of classes. Under the present conditions Seattle, Tacoma and Portland manufacturers can not s il their goods much beyond the Cas cade mountains, owing to the rates f..r eastern shippers. J. N. Teal of Portland, Is here presenting the case f coa'ippers.' The railroads are represented by a big array of eastern attorneys. First Ca.o Pp. The first case taken up today by the interstate commission was that of the Humboldt Steamship company against the White Pass and Yukon railroad. The Humboldt company is asking that the railroad be compell ed to establish a through rate be iwet n Seattle and points on Its line. It alleges discrimination In favor of the Alaska Steamship company and Pacific Coast company. O. 15. & N. ELIMINATED PROM SPOKANE KATE CASE The attorneys in the Spokane rate case conruldod their arguments yes terday before the interstate com merce commlsison and the commls Ston adjourned to meet In Seattle Thursday, where it will take up the application of coast shippers for low er rates into Interior territory, and hold a hearing un the question of Whether the commission has author ity to regulate rates on the railroads of Alaska. At the conclusion of the hearing the commission announced that the attorneys in the Spokane case will be given until November 1 to submit written briefs of their arguments, and those desiring 'to reply to any of the briefs submitted will be given un til December 1 to do so. After these briefs have been filed the commis sion will take up the final consider ation of the case, and a decision prob ably will not be arrived at until some time next spring. As a result of the hearing here the O. It. & N. is practlcaily eliminated from consideration so far as rates to Spokane from the enst Is concerned. Attorney W. W. Cotton of that road asked that the order to be made by the commission not be made to apply to his road and Attorney H. II, Ste phens, for Spokane and the Spokane territory, consented to this so far as Spokane Is concerned, but asked that the commission direct the O. R. & N. to make rates to Walla Walla from the east similar to those order ed over the northern lines to Spo kane. If this is done it means that all roads will give the same rates to both points, being compelled to do so on account of competition. Spokesman-Review. CURTIS RELIGHTS CROWD BY short FLIGHTS St. Louis, Oct. 7. Glenn Curtis, the winner of the aeroplane speed con test at Rhelms, France, made two short flights today before a big, en thusiastic crowd. They were trial flights only. Liter he will make an extended voyage. MRS. GOULD GETS DECREE OF DIVORCE New York, Oct. 6. The formal de cree In favor of Mrs Katherine ("lem ons Gould, granting her a separation from Howard Gould, was filed today. The decree awards Mrs. Gould $3,000 month permanent alimony nnd $3. S3 costs. It was said that Mr. Gould would appeal. 190i. JEFFRIES IS TIRED OF e FLAT FOOTED BLUFFER e e London, Oct. 7 Jim Jeffries e said today he was tired of e Champion Jack Johnson's bluff e and will make him fight as soon e as he returns to America next e week. He said: "I'm going e back to clinch the match with e that big flat-footed bluffer. I e know Johnson doesn't want any a of my game, but I am convinced e that public opinion will force e him to fight. e A French countess in the suite e under Jeffries moved because e she couldn't stand the noise of e the retired champion's traln- e lng stunts. RYAS CASE WILL COMMENCE IN MORNING Day Will Im- Mostly SM'iit in Drawing Jury ami Trial Proper Will Prob ubly Not Start Before Monday Dig Damage Suit Concluded. The trial of the Kyan murder case will be started tomorrow morning. That is the work of securing the jury will be started tomorrow but as it is expected that the whole of two days will be consumed with the task of se lecting the twelve men to pass upon the guilt or Innocence of the accused man, the trial proper will not begin until Monday. This case was originally set for trial Sept. 27. but owing to the serious ill ness of the complaining witness, Ja cob Schubert of Walla Walla, It be- OnttM BSC penary to postpone the trial ! until this morning. As the big darn Inge suit agftinst the raiiroud company lis still occupying the attention of the , court today it became necessary to i make a further postponement. It is I expected, however, that the damage I suit case will end this evening and I that there will be nothing to inter i fere with the work of securing the ! jury tomorrow. GOMPERS' VISIT MEANS AN INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION Washington. D. C, Oct. 7. "The visit of President Samuel Gompers to Europe wilj mean the early estab lishment of an international federa tion of labor, the antonomy of the trade union movement of each coun try being ordained and guaranteed," said Frank Morrison, secretary of the American Federation of Labor today. "The general purpose of an interna tional federation of labor" continued Mr. Morrison, "will be for the pro tection and the advancement of the rights. Interests and justice of wage workers of all countries and the es tablishment of International frater nity and solidarity. The organiza tion may not be consummated this year but It will not be long delayed " KIDNAPPING TO BE PUNISHED RY LIFE IMPRISONMENT Washington. D. C, Oct. 6. Kidnap ping will be punished by a life term In prison, according to the provisions of a bill drafted by the district com missioners and which they will ask congress at Its next session to adopt Another section of the bill provides that anyone who imprisons another In the district for the purpose of ex torting ransom shall suffer life im prisonment. PORTUGESE STEAMER SINKS WITH ALL HANDS Lisbon. Oct. 7. The Portugese steamer Rastos Reis was wrecked off Averlo nnd seventeen bodies have been washed ashore, and It is feared that most of the crew of 63 men were drowned. TIGERS AND PIRATES Pittsburg. Oct. 7. The champion Detroit "Tigers" arrived here today In fine fettle for the world's cham pionship series with the Pittsburg "Pirates" tomorrow on Forbes field The National commission will be here to Inspect the field this afternoon. The advance sale of seats is the greatest in the history of the game. Eighteen thousand reserve seats have been sold for each game-Friday and Saturday. When the umpires call the teams to action It is predicted there will be 35.000 spectators at each game. The Pirates are 2 to 1 and 8 to 5 favorites. I.lnetui for Onme. The probable lineup of the teams MURDER TRIA OPENS TOMORROW GROUNDS READY FOR MIL mm S OFFICIAL PAPER. i NO. 670S Fwould mi ELECTRICITY J C, P. Strain Advises That Citv Establish Electric Plant J With Water System. e SAYS PRESENT COMPANY e MAY BE SHUT OUT Councilman and Assessor Predicts Good Gravity Water System Too Expensive In Itself Power Plant Yollld Be Money Maker for City ami Reduce Taxation Milton's Light Plant Earns Money Com plete Discussion Desirable. Pendleton, Ore., Oct. 1909. Editor East Oregonlan: Dear Sir: If you will kindly grant me a little space in your columns I would like to say a word in relation to the proposition of installing a grav ity water system In this city. No one can question the desirability ! of getting an abundant supply of pure water. But thoughtful citizens will take a careful Inventory of our fi nancial resources before venturing to involve the city In such a bond issue as would be necessary to finance the project. When our farmers and stockmen, who are now getting rich, get ready to retire they seek a location where they can have modern conveniences, good water and as much immunity aa possible from taxation. It is largely this class of people who are building up Walla Walla. If we can show these people a good water supply, good lights, good streets and low taxation there Is no reason why they should make their money here and spend It elsewhere. Revenue Is the crying need of this municipality. Some source of indi rect revenue must be found to sup plement the property tax. If a fur ther bond issue means higher taxa tion, then the bonds must not be Is sued. That a gravity water system, if installed by itself, would Increase the tax rate as well as the price of water, I think is certain. As an In dependent propos tion I do not think this city can afford it. but in connec tion with B municipal electric plant some sort of an Improved water sup ply would be a paying proposition Fortunately for Pendleton we are not hampered in the matter of a mu nicipal electric plant by outstanding franchises. The only company now holding a franchise to supply this city with electric light and power Is the Northwestern Gas & Electric com pany. Its franchise was not granted for any definite length of time, and can. in my opinion, be cancelled at any time. If, therefore, the city should install an electric plant the entire local market for light and power, amounting to $40.noo or $50. 000 per annum, can bo had by the city. A monopoly having such n mar ket as this ought to yield a handsome profit on any Investment, up to two or three hundred thousand dollars. I am not In a position jttst now even to estimate what an electric plant would cost, but in connection with a gravity water system the electrical part of the plant would probably cost about $50,000. The city of Milton has been clear ing about $2000 per annum In a field where the market for electricity Is probably about one-tenth what our market is. I see no reason why. con sidering the availability cf water power and the city's authority to con trol the electric situation, an electric plant could not be made to yield a profit great enough to materially re duce. If not altogether to extinguish, the city property tax. I hope every citizen of Pendleton will attend the mass meeting next (Continued on page 8.) ON BATTLE E tomorrow will be: Pittshurg Byrne, third base, Leach center field. Clarke left field, Wagner short stop, Miller second base Gibson catcher, Camnitz or Adams pitcher. Detroit -Jones, left field. Bush short stop, Crawford center field, Cobb right field. Delehanty second base. Moriarty third base. T Jones first DMO, Schmidt catcher, Mullln or Donovan pitcher, Fans are pouring into the city from all over the t'nlted States and the ho tels are already heavily taxed to pro vide accommodations. After a rest the "Tigers" went to the field this ' afternoon and spent three hours in signal practice.