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EVENING E01TIOD WEATHER REPORT. Rain or enow tonight and Tuesday largest paid crcu Iatlon of any paper In Oregon, east of Port land, CITY OFFICIAL PAPER. VOL. 24; PENDLETON, OREGON, MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 1912. NO. 7322 x C yWk .suii-weekw rtbKAV COUNTY OFFICIAL PAPER. t- xSfy o i - I i r - A. M E MONEY IS ASKED Commercial Club Takes Ao vice of Senator Bourne Regarding Federal Bldg. $35,000 MORE NEEDED Upon Recommendation of Postmaster JJrowu Decision Is Made to Ask for . Additional Appropriation Present ! Fund Cannot Uulld Adequate Structure, Adopting the telegraphic recom mendation of Senator Jonathan Bourne, Jr., the Pendleton Commer clal association Saturday night vot ed to urge the Oregon delegation at congress to secure an additional $35, 000 appropriation for the construc tion of the federal building granted to this city rather than ask the gov ernment to proceed with the building with the $70,000 already appropriat ed. Though the attendance at the meet ing was not large, the sentiment of those who were present was unani mous. Following Postmaster Brown's statement that all of the bids sub milted on the plans already drawn had been rejected because they ex ceeded the amount appropriated und his declaration that considerable time would hve to elapse, even If the club voted to bo satisf.ed with the present amount available, iu order that new plans could be prepared, it was the opinion of all that if delay were ne cessary in any ca.se, it would be advis able that such delay be occasioned by the desire to secure a bigger and bet ter building. No Opposition. After Vice President Brock had called the meeting to order and Sec retary Keefo had read the J.eurne telegram as published Saturday, Judge Stephen A. Lowell, candidate to suc ceed Bourne, asked for a statement of the situation from the postmaster who responded as chronicled above and who concluded his remarks with the recommendation that Pendleton , wait two years more if necessary rather than accept a building which would soon prove Inadequate for the needs to which it would be devoted. Ho declared Pendleton needed a larg er building than tho.se being con structed at Baker and La Urande for tho reason that the eastern Oregon branch of tho foderaL court meets here and tho headquarters of the northwest department of the federal bureau of animal industry is located' here. Dr. C. J. Smith made tho motion that the club notify Senator Bourne of its desire to await an additional ap propriation and, fter few remrks, the motion- ws carried without a dissent ing voice. Jive Trainmen Killed. Now Castlo. Pa., Jan. 15. Five trainmen wcro killed when a passen ger train on the Baltimore and .Qhio struck ii n open switch here today. KRUSOW NOW HEAD OF FARMERS' UNION Grass Valley Man Succeeds Late J. W. McAllister, of La Grande Fred Krusow of Grass Valley, is the new state president of the Farmers' Educational and Co-operative Union, according to C. C. Connor, well known local worker for the union, the execu tive board having Installed him into office at La Grande Saturday follow ing the death of President J. W. Mc Allister In that city Saturday morn ing. Krusow was formerly vice pren ident of the farmers' organization. The funeral of the dead president was held in La Grande yesterday at ternoon, the Masons having charge of the burial ceremonies. The casket was borne to the grave by two members of the Farmers' union, two members of the Masonic order and two mem bers of his church. The dceased was one of the most prominent pioneers in Union county. Twice he had represented Union county In the legislature, for many years he had been actively iden tified with the grange and at the time of his death was serving his second term as president of the Farmers' Union. He had been a farmer all of his life and when the call came he was still the owner and manager of Springbrook farm a mile arid a half east of La Grande which farm was the homes. cud hU father took up 53 years ago. GUARDSMEN CHARGE ON RIOTING STRIKERS Lawrence, Mass., Jan. 15. After the police had been swept aside to day by 3;O00 strikers who stormed a factory, demolished fences and win dows, two companies of militia and the local battery with ball cartridges were sent at the double quick to the Pacific mills. The militia charged the rioters with bayonets. Fifty men, wo men and children were Injured in the charge. The strikers fled. No seri ous violence la' yet reported from the factory towns of Lowell, Linn and Haverhill, where thousands are strik ing against the wage cut resulting from the operation of the states' men. datory 64 hour a week law. The rioters were charged after they had fired at tho troops trying to clear tho millyards. Further outbreaks are feared. More than 100 foreigners were ar rested after the riot. Most of them carried revolvers and knives. Boston, Jan. 15. Five moe com panies were ordered to Lawrence to day by Governor Foss. They left on a special train. BLACK HAND LIABILITY GANG IN CITY LAW UPHELD Sends Letters to Two Well Known Ladies Demanding Money. . HOMESTHREATENED; FIRE Mrs. Cllve Cheshire and Mrs. .Tohn Stockman Frightened by Ominous Mbwlvos Police Lay Trap But Fail to Catch Culprits Think School Boys Guilty. Threatening to destroy the homes of Mrs. Cllve Cheshire and Brs. John Stockman if compliance were not made with their demands for money. members of a black hand Kane: have succeeded In causing considerable un easiness among those acquainted with the attempts to extort money. Let ters were received by each of the two laaies last week but the Dolice have kept the fact secret In the hopes of being able to apprehend the culprits. Airs. Cheshire received the first letter in which she was ordered to leave $80 in gold at a water hydrant at the corner of Wilson and Garfield street and a day or two later Mrs. Stockman received a similar letter. evidently written by the same per son and in which the same spot was designated for depositing of $35. Both demands were emphasized by a threat to burn the residences of the reclp- ent9 upon failure to respond. - The letters were turned over to the police and Chief Kearney stationed an officer for several days and nights near the' hydrant mentioned in the hopes of apprehending the black hand men when they came to ascer tain If their Intended victims had com plied with their demands. These ef forts proved fruitless, however, for no one appeared to get the-bag of washers which had been left there. Probably School Boys. Chief Kearney is of the opinion that the letters were the work of school boys for the handwriting is of the vertical style now being taught in the public .schools. Investigation, however, has failed to throw any light on the identity of the culprits and the chief announced this morning that ho wouia pay a substantial reward for CHICAGO GIRL HAS SCORN FOR MONEY United States Supreme Court Declares Congressional Act Constitutional. SUPERIOR TO STATE LAWS Opinion by Justice Vandevantcr Cov era Four Suits Pending Wife of Northern Pacific Engineer Gets $8, OOO Case Appealed from Mon tana. Washington, Jan. 15. The U. 8. supreme court today declared the em ployers' liability law passed in 1908 constitutional. The opinion was de livered by Justice Vandevanter. Vandevanter's opinion says In part: "It rested with congress to say whether a law operating In all the states Is better than laws in several. It Is true liability is imposed only on interstate carriers but it doesn't fol low that this preference is in viola tion of the constitution." The court holds the act rightfully supercedes acts in the various states. The opinion was delivered in four cases, a f reman on the Northern Pacific named Babcock was killed in a collision at Young's Point, Mont., 1008. His wife sought $8000 dam ages under the employers' liability law and won. The company contend ed the federal law was unconstitu tional for the reason that a Montana law governed the case. The supreme court rules cases may be brought in either state or federal courts having concurrent jurisdiction. Quits Rich Home to Be With Poor Waiter Who Is Sweetheart New York, Jan. 15. Infatuated with a waiter, Jack Clewjie, and found working as 3 a week nurse girl that she might be near him, Vio let Buehler, a 15 year old Chicagi heiress who disappeared November 25, and for whom the skyscrapers of Chicago were searcnea because it was believed she had been kidnapped. Is held here. She was arraigned today before Justice Olmstead in children's court on a charge of being under im proper guardianship and held until her parents arrive. Clewne was ar dested and then released. The police declare his relations with the child were proper. The girl admitted her Infatuation for the waiter, she said she expect ed to marry him when older. She said she met him in Chicago where he used to "bum around with her gang." They say I'm foolish to leave all that $100,000 to work for $3 a week but I can't see it that way," she said. "I would rather work and make my own way than be rich in Chicago. My foster mother treated me right but would not let me go out or have any boy friends. US ARE LOSING our Fall of Dynasty Now Admitted By Wu Ting Fang to Be Certain. FIERCE FIGHT AT SIAN FU Province of Shcn SI in Turmoil Re ported Killing of 10,000 Mancbns by Rebels is Confirmed Russia Enters Province of Mongolia From Tliree Points. Peking, Jan. 15. After a terrific fight in Kan Su the Imperial army is reported within sixty miles of Sian Fu. The province of Shen Si is re ported in a turmoil. The reported massacre of 10,000 Manchus by reb els is confirmed. CITIZENS REVIVE RELIEF ASSOCIATION JUDGE WILLIS BROWN IS COMING TOMORROW Tomorrow night in the auditorium of the Methodist church, Pendleton people will hear one of the greatest authorities on boys in the world tell of his experience in reclaiming young Americans rrom evil tendencies. Judge vv mis Brown, will deliver a lecture as me third number of the high school Russia Is Encroaching. London, Jan. 15. Dispatches from Odessa say the partition of China has actually begun. Coincident informa tion received at St Petersburg states that the Manchu emperor wilf resign immediately. Russian troops have crossed into Mongolia at three points. An announcement of a Russian pro tectorate over Mongolia Is expected. Dynasty Has Fallen. San Francisco, Jan. 15. Special cables received from Shanghai today quote Wu Ting Fang as admitting without reserve that the Manchu dyn asty has practically fallen. He said: "While it is settled the Emperor's abdication shall take place soon I am not advised officially afs to when it will occur." Negotiations will con tinue with Premier, Yuan to decide upon a form of action of the provis ional government to frame a consti- Ilr is improvable that Yuan will be elected president of the republic. entertainment nn1. in vloro n( , nformation leading to the arrest of tional renutntinn nf th i the guilty parties. I crowd is exDected. v Tlic betters. Judge Willis Brown, Is the origlna- The Cheshire letter bore the signa- tor and administrator of the Parental ure B. H. S., presumably meaning Court of Garv. Tnrl. liiacK nana society, but the Stockman letter was unsigned. The letters ap pear here in full: Would Imj Seattle Mayor. Seattle, Wash., Jan. 15. Thomas Parish resigned today as state tax commissioner to devote his time to his candidacy for mayor. Herbert Strohm, well known Her mlstonlan, came in Saturday from the project town and spent yesterday In me cny with friends. Mrs. Pendleton, Ore., Jan. 8. Cheshire, personal. This Parental Court is the first one of its kind in exlstance, and is the latest advanced method of caring for the deficient child. 'Judge Brown had defined the undisputed legal stat- We want you on Wednesday, just as , us and proceedings of this new sys NEW IHGH SCHOOL TO BE REM FOR USE BY OCT. 1; LOCAL IN GET MUCH WORK At a meeting Saturday evening, the contract between tho school board and tho Advance Construction com pany of Portland was signed up and the company thereby agrees to have a new high school building complet ed in Pendleton and ready for occu pancy by October 1 of this year. For every day beyond that date that the completion is delayed, the company agrees to pay to the school board $20, and for every day before that date that the building Is completed, the board agrees to pay the company $10. Work of dismantling the old building will probably commence be fore the present week Is over, as the company has announced that It wishes the grounds cleared by Feb ruary 10 In order that It can com mence work on the new structure. The old Pendleton academy buildings on the north side of the river are rap Idly being cleaned and made ready for occupancy and Superintendent Landers and Principal Hampton an nounce that they will begin the work of moving desks and apparatus of the high school on Wednesday and will have completed the work by Saturday evening. So eager are the faculty and stu dents to fee work commence on their new bu'ldlng that they are but await ing the word to take up their books and walk tc their temporary quarters. It In expected that two rooms in the academy buildings can be made ready by Wednesday and during the rest of the week the janitor, his assistants and a volunteer corps of Students will be kept busy. Superintendent Land ers lellevcs the work will be com picted this week so that the students c.-'.n commence unon their semester examinations Moi.day in their new quarters. Hampton to Begin Demolition. In recognition of his services in building up a good high school un der the handicap of an out-of-date building and of his efforts in secur ing a new building, the board has no tified Principal A. C. Hampton that he will be given the honor of com mencing the work of demolishing the old structure by casting the first brick to the ground. Needless to say, the principal has accepted the task with keen relish. Home Labor to Do Work. In the razing of the old building, the board Intends that the work shall be given to home laborers who are out of employment, thus assisting in solving the problem of the unemploy ed. Many applications have already been received and the board believes, that, with the amount of men avail able, the grounds should be cleared of all evidences of the present struc ture In two weeks. The Advance Construction company according to the board has the repu tation of filling its contracts in rec ord time and no fear Is felt that the building will not be ready for occu pancy by the time school opens. The company officials announce that they will unload their materials at the foot of the high school Bite by means of a donkey engine. Murphy Bros, of this city have already secured the sub-contract for painting the new building, the clock strikes twelve without de lay to put.JSO in gold at the bottom of that hydren on the corner of Gar field and Wilson streets. If the contents is ever let out of your family or if the said money is not there at the appointed time, we will burn your house sooner or later. So you better do as we say. B. H. S. P. S. Place it at the bottom of the north side of the hydren not in a purse. The Stockman Letter. Mrs. John Stockman, Jan. 10, 1912. e want you to p'aeo $35 on the tern which is conducted on purely ed ucational methods. Ho is the founder and first judge of the Utah Juvenile Courts, which are pronounced the most advanced of any. Utah having a state system, separate and apart from all other courts. He is the originator of the Boy City movement of the National Boy City located at Charlevoix, Mich. Ho devised the Boyville civic plan which is an educational system of boys' worked on preventative linos. He is the instigator and leader in the movement for civil law and edu- For the purpose of rendering aid to the sick and the suffering, the poor and the destitute, the City Relief as sociation, which existed during the nard times of the 90's, was revived this afternoon at a meeting held in the Commercial club rooms. R. H. Wilcox was named as president of the organization, Mrs. J. S. Landers, sec retary, J, T. Lambirth treasurer, and tution. an executive committee consisting of the officers and Mrs. James A. Fee, Clarence Penland and J. E. Keefe, Jr., was chosen. - The meeting which was called by several prominent sitizens began at 2 o'clock with Judge Stephen A. Lowell presiding and the purpose was ex plained by him. He declared that the number of cases in the city need ing relief was unusually large this I With every evidence of a big pat year and this statement, he said, was ronage, the Spanish American War not based upon the great number of veterans' of .Malabon camp will give men on the streets begging the price tne first of three successive perform of a meal, but upon information se- ances in the Grand theater this eve cured through local physicians and nin- They believe they have pre ministers. pared a program of assorted num. Whether the task of relieving the Dtrs which will please anyone from situation should be left to the minis- a highbrow to a cannibal and they ters working in co-operation with the are not reluctant in recommending county, the ladies aid societies of the the entertainment to their friends. WAR VETERANS PUT ON SHOW TONIGHT north side of that inr i,tflM n fci-V"u,uu Heinous to govern all deal vumi'i ui uiuuiiu ami wiison streets mis- must be In gold and placed there before 6 o'clock Thursday, Jan. 11. 1912, and if this is not there then or if you tell anyone we will burn your home inside of two weeks. Now remember this is a small sum for your house and maybe your life. If you don't do this you will pay dearly. Put money in a paper and place at hydren. Both Mrs. Cheshire and Mrs. Stock man live on Garfield street not far from the corner designated and both being of nervous temperaments were badly frightened by the threatening letters. This is the first black hand attempt whlch has been made in Pendleton for about a year, or since Mrs. Rose Campbell, the milliner, received a letter demanding money. The writer of that missive was never found but the police were so vigilant that he never carried out his threat if he ever intended so doing. gs with children who need the in tervention of the state in their be half, as against the present universal fundamental except in Utah of criminal law basis for Juvenile Courts I with trials and commitments of chil dren to institutions for punishment and reformation. different churches or to an organiza tion of citizens was the subject up for discussion, he said. R. H. Wil cox responded with the suggestion that the old City Relief association be revived and the suggestion was accepted unanimously. Those wishing to join the associ ation or to contribute to the cause are requested to notify J. E. Keefe, Jr. t DOES TAFT FAVOR OWNING TELEGRAPHS une or the principal numbers of the program will be the comedy war drama, "Obeying Orders" by the Aus tin company in which will bo seen some clever acting. A special fea ture will be the 125 slides showing the boys of Old Company "D" en route to and from the Phillipines and in the land of Aguinaldo and his na tive bands. The Commercial club quartette with Jack Keefe featured will present its riot of rough stuff and a number of other stunts, are scheduled to fill out an enjoyable evening. NEW MEXICO INSTALLS FIRST GOVERNOR WITH MUCH POMP Santa Fe, N. M.. Jan. 15. W. C. McDonald, New Mexico's first gover nor, was inagurated at noon today in the hall of representatives. Thous ands witnessed the parades and ceremonies. McManlgnl to Testify. Indianapolis, Ond., Jan. 15. With McManlgai scheduled to testify be fore the federal grand jury either to day or tomorrow the government in vestigation into the alleged national dynamite conspiracy is rapidly clos ing. Lawler who conferred with Taft returned today. : , MINISTER CHARGED WITH SERIOUS CRIME Pittsburg, Jan. 15. A case almost paralleling the Rlcheson case de veloped here today when a warrant was Issued for the arrest of Rev. W. F. McFarland, aged 60, pastor of the United Presbyterian mission, .at Grennvllle, Tenn. A coroner's jury recommended he be held, pending an investigation into the death of Mrs. Elsie Coe, aged 28, his private secre tary. The police say the minister performed two criminal operations on her here at her home. The police are searching a dozen cities for the minister who ls married and has children. LORIMER DENIES CORRUPT DEAL FOR SENATORIAL VOTE Washington, Jan. 15. Lorimer re sumed the stand before the senatorial committee Investigating his election today. Regarding the events leading up no his election, he admitted he told State Representative Shepard he would do all he could to prevent the reappointment of the postmaster at Jerseyville, Illinois, Shepard's home. He denied this part of the deal by which Shepard voted for him. Washington, Jan. 15. That the government control of telegraph and' government ownership of them per haps is a Taft policy was made clear this afternoon following a conference between Hitchcock andTaft. A state ment that Hitchcock and the white house are in harmony was given out after Hitchcock called on the president. TWENTY SEVEN DROWNED IN GERMAN RIVER EMS Emden, Germany, Jan. 15. Twenty seven are known to be drowned and several are missing as a result of the breaking of ice on the river Ems while hundreds were skating today. UNIONISTS AND SOCIALISTS .MAY UNITE IN CALIFORNIA Fresno, Jan. 15. With the defense of Olaf T-letmoe, its secretary treas urer, to charges in connection with the MeXamara dynamiting and pos sible political action looking towards the merging of the unionists with tho socialists as two big things before it, the California state building trades council opened Its eleventh annual convention here today. SPANISH PREMIER WILL STAY WITH HIS POST Madrid, Jan. 15. Alfonso's efforts to induce Premier Canalejas to re consider his resignation have born fruit. Tortay Canalejas said he would continue his office. DR. C. J. SMITH BOOMED FOR DELEGATE TO L DEMOCRATIC NATIONA CONVENTION Friends of Dr. C. J. Smith are out with a movement to have him elect ed as a delegate to the national dem ocratic convention which Is to meet this summer to nominate the demo cratic presidential ticket. They be lieve they will be successful and are going upon the assumption that Dr. Smith will accept the post If elected. Under the presidential preference law the democrats elect their nation al delegates at the primary election to be held in April. Oregon is en titled to eight delegates and the eight mon receiving the highest number of votes will be chosen. It matters not how many men run nor from what section of the state they come. Each voter at the primary election may vote for but one candidate. Because of his prominence In demo cratic circles and hvs excellent record as senator from this county for eight years Dr. Smith has a standing that Is second to no other member of the minority party in eastern Oregon. It If understood here that should he run there will be no candidates from Union or Baker counties. Thus far the move In behalf of Dr. Smith is being carried on entirely by his friends and the doctor himself is making no effort In his own be half. The doctor is known to be a supporter of Governor Woodrow Wil son for the presidency and should he run it will be as a "progressive" democrat.