La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959, February 22, 1908, Image 1

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v fight prohibition.
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I National Association of Anti-Prohihl-
tion Workers Has Been Organised
'and Will Keep la Touch With Over
a Million Voters Ally All Associa
tions That ' Directly ' or Indirectly
Have to Do With Liquor Even So
da Factories to Do Enlisted New,
papers to He Given "Dope" by Pub--;
Rnmiit. It Ih Said. .
Chicago. Feb. 22. Prohibition la to
be (ought In every town, city and
county In the United State. A na
tional federation - with executive
headquarters in Chicago, made up of
very association directly or Indirectly
associated with the liquor traffic, has
been organized.
' John McDermont of Chicago, has
been made manager of the federation.
The general plans for preliminary con
tests have been formulated and pro
moters think th time is ripe to make
'a public announcement of plans.
The organization will seek to ally
itself with labor organizations, glass
fixture, cigar, soda water manufac
turers and such national bodies as the
vj-rman national alliance and United
societies. It is estimated that this or
ganization will be able to keep In
touch with 1,200.000 votera. The for
mation of. a publicity bureau Is one
. of the .first efforts of the association
and considerable printed matter and
nevspaper material will be sent out
University Honors Choate.
Thlladelphia, Feb. 22. At the an
, tu'nl celebration of "University day"
today, the honorary f degree of LL. D.
will be 'conferred upon Joseph H.
Choate, who will deliver the oration;
Governor Edwin S. Stuart, Miss Ce-
To Ite Public, Friends and Patrons:
iV is our firm conviction and prediction that the "La
Grzzic Market Day" will be a splendid success.
; People from afar and near will be here to buy and
sell; you will not only be able to dispose of anything you
may want to sell, but there will be splendid -opportunities
to renew old friendships, discuss questions of mutual in-
terest and have a general good
; Speaking for ourselves, individually, let us say, that
J we are not only going to take part in the iollifications, but
will dp our utmost towards making you feel that you have
Z spent one of the most pleasant and profitable days in years,
by offering for that day Special shopping, and money sav
ving opportunities, such as youhave seldom if ever enjoyed.
Watch for further announcement.
"Xours for A Successful Market Day,
cilia Beaux, a distinguished Amerlran
artist; Charles E. Kloe. president of
the superior court of the state, and
Grove K. Gilbert, chief of the United
States geological survey. ' ,
New. York Honors Washington.
New York, Feb. 22. Many mani
festations of tho holiday spirit marked
the observance here today of Wash
ington's natal day. Flags floated
from all public buildings and from
hundreds of skyscrapers and private
edifices. Several banquets and meet
ings of patriotic societies are sched
uled for tonight.
Society of Colonial Wars.
Boston Feb. 22. The Society of
Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth
of Massachusetts held Its meeting this
afternoon In the Hotel Somerset. The
Braddock Campaign formed the prin
cipal topic of discussion.- .
Telegraplicrs In Texas Will Not Enjoy
Privileges of the New Elght-iloiir
Law as Applied to All Railroad Tcl
ejrraphers, ns the Hoods Will Defy
and Contest It Many Other Slates'
Roads Will Do tlio Same Some
Have Complied With the Demands,
Dallas, Texas, Feb. 22. Acting on
advice of their attorneys, railroads in
Texas have decided that they will Ig
nore and defy the state eight-hour
law in relation to employment of
The operators will carry their case
into court. An operator at Granger
has complained to the state's attorney
and the case will soon be in the courts
On the outcome of this decision
will depond action of , many other
states. In many Instances, the rail
roads are complying with the law
(Continued on page 4.)
Very Likely That Two Gigantic Rea
sons Will lie Sufik-lcnt to Bring
'resident Roosevelt to the Chicago
Convention In Person Will Ire
vent Stampede for Himself and Look
After Taft's Welfare Will Thwart
Antl-Taft Organizatkms.
Washington, Feb. 22. Under cer
tain conditions President Roosevelt
may break all precedent and attend
the republican national convention at
Chicago. He will do this for two
ior.;. Or." i- mnt snv enthu
siastic friend from attempting to en
gineer a stampede in his favor and
the other is to see that the national
committee plays fair in its decision
in relation to contesting delegations
from states where the antl-organlza-tlon
republicans are fighting the Taft
It Is believed that a well-defined
plan Is being hatched to put enough
contesting delegations Into the field
to throw the control of the convention
Into the hands of the national com
mlttee, which will pass on claims of
rival sets of delegates.
The president realizes that certain
Interests .would go far and spend a
great amount of money to swing the
convention away from Taft. To see
that no such gigantic scheme of po
littcal fraud Is consummated, would
be tho president's alra.
In Straight From the Shoulder Ad
dress Before tho Union league Club
Governor Hughes Lays Down Prln
flplrs Pertaining to, the Govern
incut's Policy in Enforcing Itws
Legillnmte Business Fears Not En
forcciiient of Just liin. Attack
Faults Directly,
Chicago, Feb. 22. Gov. Hughes in
delivering the Washington birthday
address before the Union League club
today, urged a settled governmental
policy as the only means of restoring
public confidence In the commercial
. He declared the federal state law
should be definite, and be applied
with precision to practices which are
sought to be reached. The enforce
ment of Just laws has no terrors for
thou lnegaged In legitimate business.
The way to get rid of abuses Is to at
tack them directly, he said.
Governor Hughes In West.
All over the central west republicans
have awaited with a great deal of in
terest the speech of Governor Hughe
before the Union League club, in Chi
cago. This Is the Empire state chief
executive's first Invasion of the west
since he became a presidential possl
bility. It Is declared by the support
ers of Hughes here that his visit to
Chicago Is not intended to be in any
enBe an Invasion of Speaker Can
non's territory.
The local committee has receiver1
'.ommunlcations from scores of west
orn cities asking ' that Governo
Hughes be urged to extend his trip.
The great desire shown by republi
cans In the west to see and hear him
is considered one of the most signifi
cant phases of the presidential situa
tion. Requests for the governor's
presence in western states have been
coming In ever since the adjournment
of the legislative session last summer,
when It was thought he would be at
leisure to travel. But It was not until
he had delivered his address on na-
(Continued on pass 4.)
Members of the Interstate Railroad
Commission May Lose Their Jobs
Unless They Comply With Roose
velt's Request for an Investigation
Members Are Horrified to Think
Hie President Should Order Them
to. Work Knapp Speaks Plainly.
Washington, Feb. 11. A general
Shaking up of the Interstate commerce
commission may result because of the
attitude of the commissioners towards
the president's order calling for In
vestigation of railroads' . threatened
wage reduction. The president has
been Informed that Chairman Knapp'
has said to his friends that the presi
dent's letter was "merely a political
Members of the commission were
amazed at the receipt of a letter or
dering them to take up the wage rate
question. They could not find a shade
of authority by either law or prece
dent to Justify them In doing such a
thing. They frankly state that the
t immlsslon does not Intend to take any
Washington Has a Holiday.
Washington, Feb. 22. Washington
was true to its distinguished name In
the celebration of Washington's birth
day today. . The streets were linod
with flags and the stars and stripes
folated from all public buildings. A
general holiday was observed.
After Number of Years of Remarkable
Growth Pendleton's largest Store
and Onevof the I-dirgest In Eastern
Ort'uu, (iocs Into Bankruptcy Was
Capitalized at $17,000 Owned
Stores hi Idaho and Oilier Parts of
the J-',asl Lee TciKhvIi Prtiicliu
Pendleton, Feb. 22. (Observer Spe
cial.) The Teutsch Department store,
Jne of the largest department stores In
eastern Oregon and the largest In Pen
dleton, with a capital of $47,000, went
Into bankruptcy this morning. The
company controlled two stores In Pen
dleton and several east of here, one
being In Idaho,
A few years ago Lee Teutsch, the
principal stockholder, came to Pen
dleton with but. small capital, and
opened up a dry goods store. Business
grew and he was forced to secure
arger quarters. The store was moved
:o Its present location, at the corner
of Main and Alta streets, where the
business flourished. Later the Won
der store, owned by Despaln & Bean,
was merged with the department
store. Bankrupt stocks were bought
n Idaho and other places, In several
instances the stores being continued
by the new proprietors. Recently the
present quarters of the firm were en
larged by the addition of a large base
ment department Among those In
terested with Mr. Teutsch were Ch;:s.
Bean and E. Llvingood.
stands Against Ketchell One Minute
and Eighteen Seconds.
San Francisco, Fob 2 With fair
weather promoted, a bumper crowd Is
expected at the Eeview arena this af
ternoon to wltten the fight for the
middleweight cha-nplonship elimina
tion scrap between fctanley Ketchell
and Mika "Twin ' Kullivsn. The fight
ers weighed In H:ik this morning
and neither budred the scales at 154
pounds, where thiy were set. This
morning the betting wa I to 1 thit
Ketchcll would win nrd . ven money Sullivan wju.'v l,it 2C rounds..
Stanley .Ketchell took the measure
of Mlka "Twin" Sullivan -In Just one
minute and 18 seconds. The Boston
boy keeled oyer from a terrific series
of body blows to the stomach, and
Mike, after swaying like a palsied
man, dropped to his knees and slump
ed over on the canvas. Hu never got
National Officers to Attend. :
Seattle, Wash., Feb. 22. In order
to permit the attendance of National
Councillor H. C. Schuertzer and other
national officers, the Washington
state convention of the Junior Order
United American Mechanics, set for
today, has been postponed to April It.
It Is expected that the meeting will be
made the occasion of a demonstration
favoring the exclusion of Asiatics.
nrnny 1111 1 Tn
After a VMt to P H land George Btod-
dnrd Anninirres That tho Perry j
Mill Wii Hun Early In March
Rail 8'inmii i:U Picking Up No Big
Boom ? fi Ipmod, But AvernRe
Amount of liusliiess Is Predicted for
Coming Ye-o Coast Mills Working,
deorge Stoddard returned this
morning from Portlnnd and reports
the lumber situation Is much brighter
than it was a few weeks ago. The
coast mills are working on large for
elgn orders and the shipments by rail
are resuming In a measure, normal
condltolns. .
Mr. Stoddard stated, today that he
was arranging to start the big mills at
Perry soon after the first of next
month. This means another former
steady payroll will be In evidence as
of yore. . -
Mr. Stoddard Is one of our substan
tial, shrewd and conservative business
men, and It Is assuring to have such
men express their views, that while
they do not expect or look for every
thing to boom In the spring, that this
win be a good average year for 'all
lines of business.
Kansas Democratic Editors.
Topuka, Kan., Feb. 22. Democratic
gflltom of Kansas assembled ja the
Throop hotel toddy tor Hi campaign
convention of the state association.
Nearly SO'newspapers arq represented,
practically all of whom are in favor
of Bryan's candidacy.
Honor Washington's Memory.
New Haven, Conn., Feb. 22. Wash
ington's hlrthday will be observed by
the Connecticut Society of the Sons
of the American Revolution at a great
banquet tonight, Ut which several
speakers of national reputation have
been Invited.
There is ho more vital
the family than that 'of the
prescription. There should
garding prescriptions. We
lust "according to the doctor's
LaGrande m Oregon t
"Honey and .His Gang Is a Baud of
Desperate Conspirators," and That
"lleney Is Seeking Revenge on Sen
ator Fulton"; That "Governor
Chamberlain Acted In Bad Faith
When He Had Been Advised," Ar
Only a Few of tho Counter Cluurgea
Made by United State Senator Ful
ton Full Reply Will Bo Released
Before Monday,
Washington, Feb. 22. Characteris
ing Francis J. Heney and the men as
sociated with him as a desperate gang
of conspirators, "seeking to Injure his
name and reputation," Senator Charles
W. Fulton of Oregon, has prepared a
sizzling reply to Heney'a charges made
agalnBt him In a speech at Portland
not long since. 1 .
Fulton's statement has been sent
to papers on the Pacific coast and will
probably be released tonight or Mon
day. . -"
Fulton presents copies of letutrs and
telegrams to prove his assertions. Ful
ton declares after paying his respects
with Impartiality to George C. Brown-,
ell, Representatives Johnson and'
Smith, F.'J. 'Heney and Governor
Chamberlain, mt after 0 years of
public life, Heney Is the first to bring
charges against his Integrity,
Fulton lays' Heney's animosity to
the fact that Fulton opposed Honey's
appointment as assistant prosecutor
and that Heney Is now seeking his re
venge.' Fulton absolutely denies the charge
made by Smith that during the hold
up session of 1897 he promised Smith
$1500 If he would go in and help or
ganize the legislature. He will say,
however, that he la convinced that
Smith did receive money from Mitch
ell. Six yeara later, Fulton will say,
he heard that Smith was an applicant
for a position In the state prison and
then, Fulton will say, he - went ta
Chamberlain and told Mm the fw.
Fulton will then go on to say that
Chamberlain not only appointed him
In the face of these facts, but approved
of Smith's admitted and deliberate
filching of Mitchell's money. I
Stanford ft Indents Follow In Solemn.-
Procession Last Sad March. ,J
Stanford Unlvsrslly, Caf., Feb. tl.
A beer kerf draped In mourning, fol-
lowed by 700 students In maquerada.,
costumes was the fuaturs pf the an-,
nual Washington birthday . .."parade
which Is tradition on the ; Stanford -campus.
Recent agitation against the
"steam beer wave" by1 President Jory
dan caused considerable Interest In. .
this morning's proceedings.' ' . '' '
question to be considered in
compound j of the doctor's
be no half way methods re- -
use pure drugs, compounded $