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LA GRANDE. UNION COUNTY, OREGON, TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26 190?
' NUMBER 72
BEFORE THE (OH
(Scripps Nets Association)
New York, Feb t6E H Harriman was
recalled to the probing stand this morn
ing. The Interstate Commerce Commiss
' ioVPPrs to be serious and when it has
"flA'Sed and makes its report, the world
WiJ know something of the monster fin
. nciaf dealings of the principal witness E
H Harriman. :
The stock transactions concerning the
Alton railroad was continued before the
cdjnmissio.1. The'witness identified a check
.ir thn,n which renresents
profits pn, the deal, f . . . .'. ;
'. He admitted having sold the branch to
the Alton for three million, . . .; '. , .. ?
Harriman said that there now existed
h agreement for the control of certain
California, northwestern rajlroadv
k JiThose who vocations are not 'directly
connected with the railroads and the con-
' ditions exiting in the nound house in this
city, sddorf) realize what a busy place La
Grinds, froM. a standpoint of railroad
There are approximately One hundred
and, twenty firemen and' engineers on the
board in the local offices. Of this amount
sixteen are passenger engineers and fire-
meji. It might be interesting to know too,
that on the average, twenty engines ar
rive in the round house and twenty leave
in rfach twenty-four hours. It keeps one
hundred and foity men actively engaged
iiflfceyarde and round houae to keep these
Manes in repair and ready for service:
Many of the one hundred and forty men
Employed in the round housi 'jars ' skilled
,, laborers. However, theri aire many tTiat
rflipfcnd entirely upor. their muscle and
L . .
- orvn to enact tneir. amies, .mere are
daifc, 1 15 tons of coal loaded ii.to tenders
of the many ergines, that the firemen
wilbe$iSl,d'to k'eeptb hutfemadhines
supplied with the necessary steam in the
heay -pulls across the Blue mountains.
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which made theirj i ownership a
joint affair between the Union Pacific and
the Santa Fe. The San Pedro line is con
trolled jointly by Senator Clark of Mont
ana and the Union Pacifis. ' However he
said there was a ksen competition be
tween themjard the Southern Pacific.
He asserted how he secured the dis
missal of President" Studevant Fish, of
the Illinois Central who was a keen com
petitor against Harriman. He: Said, '.'Fish
had deposited large sums of money' be-
lohffintr to the Illinois Central,, with, the
Republican & Commonwealths Trust Com
pany in which company Fish wis a trust
ee. He did this v to "pad 1 their', Iscedunts :
I brc-t. charges betas toifrof frri
ore juid Fish ssced to (esjgqljj,
While the term railroadist.V implies such a
stupendous omriliOaBWfna t:' 'l&FtiiSi
tricate details which are necessarily at.-.
Uchadto.it still thvs.jwge mercan4sarj
T; W. IAWSONS 50TH BIRTHDAY
rtorlpps News Association)
.Boston, Mass.. Fsb. .26 Thomas W
Lawson, high priest of finance and arch
enemy of "the system" was fifty years
old today. Mr. Lawson held no special
observance of the anniversary, being kept
pretty busy lately explaining the future
movements of Trinity and other of his
favorite copper stocks. To a number of
his friends who called to congratulate
him Mr. Lawson remarked that he was
still a comparatively young man and had
every expectation of living to see the day
when the Standard Oil school of finance
shall havs shut up shop.. .
. TO BRIBE LEGISLATOR .
(Scripps News Association)
, Sacramento, Feb . 26 Representative
McKetn of San Francisco stated on the
floor of the house this morning - that he
had been offered money on two different
occasions for his vote. The accusation
aroused debate on the bill providing for a
party test at rmery elections. McKeen
stated that money was offered him on the
floor of the house, tho when afterwards
he would not give any futher information
relative to the meuure for which the bribe
was offered. The test bill was dsfeated.
EIRE IN LOS . ANGELES
(Pcrlpps Kews Association)
Los Angeles. Feb. 28. Shortly before
1 o'clock this afternoon fire brcke out in
the basemsnt of the Cermania building
and in less than an honr afterwards ths
indications are that the building will be
totally destroyed. Two firemen were in
jured. The loss will probably be over one
i half a million dollars. ",f
S. 0. Swackhammer who has -been
transacting business In La Grands the past
fsw days returned to Union on the delay
d No 6. - !. ,i . .-' V-
v .. svi i ,4 ' ;; . y
EVELYH HAS TRIUMPHED
OVER WORTHY ADVERSARY
miich t4.fina out
know bjr studying the conditions whicj.
govern a ajvision point of a main line.
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The case of the state vs Fisher, who is'
charged with elling liqunr in. less quanti
ses than one gallon, is now on trial. ,
Tomorrow the case of McGregor vs the,
0. R. & N. Co. thjs'hjaj;jtt) f$recf vef
damages' on a car lead" of- goods which)
was destroyed by fire.
A Lacnv of i-add creek charged withJ
' destroying1 a nnce-was arraigned this
morning and plead not guilty. Yesterday
the jurv in the caea of Van Houten and
Messeqger vs , Atnerian Insurance C04
brought in a verdict for the plaintiff for
$916.oS. ' , J
S ( TY PRAGKALLY .
( 'i -.jmi n it
'.A letter received thjs afteraooq. at
uiree-thirty 'f rortj' .The,.JJories Broe.of.j
uouisvuie, iveniucKy stjuiji tnaj a . ,r
presentative from that firm, tycq.is
capitalized at five hundred thousand 'dol
lars, will Ha' in La. Granda in the.' near
future. Details of the facts will be pub?.
FIRE IN SKATING R'NK v -
. . : it
This morning... when members of the
night crew which is boring an artesian
wen in the railroad yards, was returning
from' work ,,they" noticed a heavy smoke
thru the windows of the .Noyes akatinq
rink. Ope of , the men clinied (hni a
window.' to find chat flames were bursting
ro.ut f fbm the floor, of the , gallery. ' Wjth"
?the aic of an axe and .water, the blaze
was extinguished. The origin pf the. fire
'is presumably due to a lighted cigar stubh
thrown in .a' cuspidor whicS contained
sawdust. ' At' t' close of the dance last
nbiuuinii inosa (jrgviamg lor voting ma-., evening, cne npy specK ni nrs naa igyjf4,
eh.iq.e;; Qtf irtihm3'nl,5f e4! the sawdust which in' turn ; set fire to the
state employes', creating creamery
spectors and the fe'guSiidn'of 'the' sa
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VttOtS' SIX BILLS
("nrlpps Vev Association)
Salem, Ore. Feb. 26. Governor Cham
berlain vetoed six measures this morning
I ,ln5 flo'df'br the 'ariery''Xs''tteWaze'JwS
ile ojj ntica.fnpor.ijeoept
tlamaje wis slight.
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I . ! '!'' I,- n2t .wr-tO fcst- .
: Having In view.thc. tasty 'dressers? we- have"' selected iifor spring .-a' line Of' the'
jcholdest Cents Furnishings along uitli our line of deady ta Wear and. Made to
Measure Clothing. Shoes, and Hats makes The fair ttje ; Center .''for.1; . tKy taty)ai.
public. While ue have had in view stiles we have not overlooked quality and.
'price which we Guarantee equal to any eastern market.
Bartlett dnd Minler (asevyil
f . ."1 , I. . 1 v-
; lie tried mis Term of t
- - -Court
iScrlpps News A . tcUtlon)
New York Feb. 26 District Attorney
Jerome hae concluded the cross exami
nation of Evely Thaw, t" At twelve fhirry
today, he nodded his head and said
"That's all." ' "
t Abraham Hummall, who is at the head
tt a society which has for its object the
suppression of such crimes as have been
divulged in the Thaw trial wae called to
the stand. .The witness said he knew
Evelyn Thaw but could not tell where he
hud met her but knew her before she
went to his office in the latter part, of
1903. He identified the document Jer
ome has described as "The people's ex
hibit No. 76." He said it refreshed his
memory to read it. '. ; '. '.
The paper which Jerome had the wit-.
ness read, told of That's allsgsd cruelty
andona,rated W .ije... . ,.';'
"Attorney C&lmas. who is' the Shining
light amongthe attorneye for the defense,
Checked Jerome's ' effort to contradict
Evelyn's version of the affidavit, and oon
forced him to. remove Hummel from the
stand. Abraham . Snydecker, 6ne of
Hummel's assistants was called to testify
th it Evelyn had signed the paper h ques
tion, in his presence in Madison: quar
Garden on October 27, 1905; He was
than svUftAri. ? " ? ' ' .
THE PRESENT TROUSERS
When Evelyn took took the stand this,
morning. Jerome read from a diary she
had kept while attending school in New,
Jersey In 1902, which shows the state of '
mind which ..the wri(erwas In at that
time. It contained several Abstracts like
the following-. "Mrs Miljs is ; very nice '
lady, I met her son but must admit he is ,
A piefaced mutt." "1 was shown to my
room, which is neither large .nor ' small ' '
ku'. contains a virtuous whit bed. , I fell
asleep wondering how far it was to 'the' '
rectors." A nice ' place ' W girie, but !
6a ve a weekqess foi1 J' All these girl.
thafareket here.raost. aty jn," u ,4
0,ever amount to anything avert If (hey do
make gooa wives ana , jnotnsrs. Most ,
people say this is enough'but I, wantbe ,
in aetrasc.,aSain Poplf r, ;trijn(( ) '
(nqrally, some susceptible; I am suc,epti- '
Evelyn has triumphed over Jerome, The
prosecutor has ended, the cross-examlna-'
lion toaay.- m tnacoBciustoD the girl wee
still smiling and 'self possessed and still
AghUnj.f.'HeY-' storyV'hes iveakdned ,Jn
places but laths main the .girl . has de-.
feated the trained adversary io the war
of words which lasted four' dps and a -half.'
The witness'' veracity is unscathed. -
If1 there are any weak spots.Mt.'s In the)
character bfthe'Vitne'ss and not In. her ...
truthfulness.;- -v-' r'' ,''.'. i.:
itcRtnifTaww .now pwsiiitNT..
(SorlppS Kewa Assoclstlon))1jJ.y,
. Washington', Fed. 26 It is underst
thatSLesl'te M. Shaw, formerly secretary
of ths treaiur. has accipttdihe prssidenby
bftht Casnegie trust .Company ef New
ROYAL TAILOR SUITS ALWAYS SUIT
PHONE BLACK 1301
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INDEPENDENT NO. 32
Last night soon after dark, Sheriff
Childers and Marshal Bay burn, warmed
with t warrant, arrested J. N, Kllen at
his home in this city, charging him vith
permitting gambling in his place of busi
ness. He was taken to the office of Jus
tice Hough and District Attorney Ivanhoe
sent for. The n.eelini of.Klien arid-, the
District Attorney was very cordial and
mutual felicitations were in order. Mr.
'Klien. informed the District Attorney that
he had made upjiis mind to come in Md
be present at ths 6art)iett and Gardiniw
trial, and that-it was a useless formality
to place him untje.Nlnofids. He was Ja-
formed that all assistance .possible would
esrendered in the way of axi inducement1
(to have him present, and while it was not
thi gufpqse.of the offioe .of the. XlisUictT
Attorney to oppress any one, that the4
Stath needed his testimony, apd , in view
bf all.the.acts, would ue every lawful
means to secure it . Klien was notified
that a number of informations, based upon
sufficient proof, were in the possession of
the District Attorney, and that hi would'
be required to be on hand the balance of
'this term of court.
'It appears that the ofhoers named
earned many days ago that Klien was in
the county, concealing himself to avoid
beir.g a witness in the case of the State
vs Bartlett and Gardinier. It can only
b. surmised as to why he absented him
self, and no unfair conclusions shculd be
drawn, not based upon the facts, The
anxiety of the District Attorney to have
the testimony of Klien in thiscase is prob
ably based upon the fact his testimony
has already been taken by the District
Attorney and the Oiand Jury, and what
it consists of can only be known by the
statement made arid tho showing made by
the st'to for a continuance before Judge
Smith. We understbnd the case is set
down for next Monday, March 4th.
Fire again broke out near the Standard
CurnDinv's oil tanks last night. Ab;ut
twelve o'clock residents near there notic
ed that a fire was consuming a pile of
wood ranked near 'he tanks. They turn
ed in an alarm and one of the fire com
panies went to the scene. A p ie of
wood, ignited by smouldering embers
from the fi,e the night previous, was un
pleasantly ckse to the huge oil tanks.
Some day. perhaps these tanks will ne
ignited, causing death and untold destruc
tion to residents and property about
C waMs Line
Another.move has' "been ,made on. the
vslraifrtati'CfieBker'boaVd if the nbrth-JJ
wasfc'iy E.H, Harriman'. That 'prince!.
of gariesta'rs,'ifv,.this last move," sJed
arjothjsr linKtq the Central -Oregon, line.
auouusr, unKwj ina
vhich js to .span tl
rchasing the Corvallis'
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(Observer Special) , !
' Salem, Oregon, Feb. 26. The Supreme
Court handed down an opinion today in
trie casebf Nicholas 0. Groesbeck. Mary
E Parkare.el als, Respondents vs John W
Groesbeck, Appellant, affirming the de
cree of the lower court, appealed from
Union counly, Robert Eakin Judge. The
decree was affirmed by an opinion written
by Chief Justice Bean.
This suit has been before ths courts of
Union county for some time and was de
cided in favor of Nicholas 0 Groesbeck
and nis brothers and Sisters and againstberof Boise.
John W Groesbeck, another brother, and
involves the title to two hundred and forty
acres of fine Sandridge land. The effect
of the decision is to hold John W Groes
beck a trustee for the ' plaintiffs in this
case, for a two-thirds interest in the real
estate and to leave the appellant the own
er of an undivided one-third Interest,
The appellant was repressnted in both
the lower and supreme courts by Messrs.
Cochran & Cochran of La Grande, Ore
gon, and the respondents by Attorneys J
W Kpowles of La Grande, and Ira V Bar-
j TONICS ;
i Predigested Beef, Iron and j
! Wine I
The Beef is in a condition to be im
mediately assimilated. The Citro-Ghlor-ide
of Iron does not affect the teeth nor
constipate the patient, and the Sherry
Wine is specially select and pleasantly
flavored. One of the oldest and best
A. T. HILL.
Prescription Druggist LA GRANDE. OR
Eastern railway! A New fork dispatch'' :
says of the purchase, of this line by Mr
The new purchase te the ; Corvallis & .,
Eastern, a ingletra.ek.Jine, . only MSI
miles long and of do great stragetic Im
portance to the Union Paeifio system. Mr, .
Harriman bought It, one of hie associates ,
said, Just to keep his hand in.
; H..E. Huntington arranged the sale to
Mr. Harriman. The terms are not stated.
It is considered probable that the' South
ern Pacific or the Oregon . Short Line,
which is Mr, Hartiman'e favorite holding
company, will hold the stock.
. The Corvalli & Eastern railroad ex
tends from Ya'duirtaVdn Yaqbina bay, to
Detroit, on the headwaters of the Santiam
river, 1 42 miles. The road is of standard
guage and is equipped with 1 8 locomotives,
1,0, .passenger cars and three hundred and
two freight and .miteeUaneoolTcars:" A.
B. Hammond Sf&Yri 'iVaacboo, - who Is
how in New York, is president " and par
owcer. ' iW- f