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LA GRANDE. CMOS COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, MARCH 80, 108.
DIE IS DUEL
NO 6ECOND8 AND NO WIT
V XESSE8 WERE PRESENT.
Cndor Heavens ot Texas Two Ameri
can Custom House Inspectors Face
Each Other foe Deadly Combat
, oth BuU Speed True and Bodies
m1 Found Today Trouble Not
Aikwi General 8toeasel Challeng
d by Deposed Russian Admiral. .
Et Paso, Texas, March 10. By the
light of the moon and with no other
human being In sight, two American
cuefcra house inspectors, C. E. Jones
and Charles Logan, fought a duel to'
death. Both were found this morn
Ing with revolvers gripped in their
havds. In with bullets In their bodies,
cold la death. Tna men iy aoou
feet from each other. The cause of
'' the trouble will probably never be
y known. Logan was. shot through the
lungs, and Jones through the heart .
St. Petersburg, March 20. Latest
challenge to duel Is directed against
General Stoessel, recently sentenced to
10 years' Imprisonment In SS. Peter
and Paul fortress for the surrender of
Port Arthur during the Japanese war.
The challenge for mortal combat
comes from Admiral Nebogatoff, in
, command of a portion of Admiral Ro
t Jeitvensky's fleet who, like Stoessel,
"gained unenviable fame In Russia for
surrendering ships to the enemy while
they were still In condition to continue
the battle, and who waa also court-
martialed and convicted. From -his
quarters In the fortress the admiral
.,, has issued the defl and' proposes that
the battle take place In . the prison
yard. - ".'" ' . 1
One Duel Called Off. '
F Petersburg, March SO. It la re-
carted here today that General Smirn
off Is Improving and may recover.
The war ministry has forbidden the
Fock-Gorbatovsky duel from being
Consummated on grounds that the lat
ter la only a colonel, and that Fock
has a right to criticise the latter, If
ha desires. At the same time he can
not officially give heed to Gorbat
Echo of "Holy Roller" Tragedy.
Seattle. Wash., March 20. Esther
I Vjntchell, who killed hes brother,
George Mitchell, In July, 10. and
who for some time has been confined
In the Washington State "hospital -for
the insane. Is 'reported to have fully
recovered her sanity and may yet be
tried for her crime. The Oregon offi
cials are anxious to bring the girl to
- trial. The Mitchell case was one of
the most famous In the criminal an
nals of the northwest. Esther Mitch
ell was lured from her home . by
fif -Prophet" Franx Creffleld, an Itlner
' 'ant preacher of the "Holy Roller"
eect. Creffleld was killed by George
Mitchell, who was maddened , by the
wrongs suffered by his sister at the
, liands of the "prophet." The young
man was acquitted, after a sensational
trial, and while he was receiving the
I ROCK SPRING GOAL
congratulations of relatives ' and
friends, was shot and killed by Es
ther Mitchell. The girl was adjudged
Insane and lodged In the Washington
State asylum. .
Japan Wants Fleet to Visit.
Washington, March 20. The mika
do of Japan has personally extended
an Invitation to the Atlantic fleet to
visit one of the Japanese ports on its
trip around the world. The cabinet
at Its meeting today, In discussing the
advisability of accepting it. The in
vitation was presented by Ambassador
Takahlra to the state department.
Evans to live at Santa Barbara.''
Los Angeels, Cat, March 20. Ac
cording to a story emanating from
Santa Barbara, Admirals Evans will
make that cltyk his home after re
linquishing command of the Atlantic
fleet. It Is stated that negotiations
are under way (or the purchase of a
10-acre orange orchard."
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4 , Mare Cannon Delegates. .. 4
4 ' Springfield, 111.,- March so.
4 Cannon delegations were se- 4
4 lected by the convention of the 4
4 23d district today, and more will 4
4 be chosen by the 18th district 4
4 tomorrow.' ' ' 1,- . ' .T 4
r PCNISH ARMY QFFIC ER. '
Captain In Boise Barracks to Be Givtta
. Four Months.' bnprtwmment.
. Vancouver, Wash., March 20. Cap
tain Clarke D. Dudley, of the Boise
barracks, charged with cruelty to en
listed men of the regular army, and
also with destroying post records, was
sentenced to four months' confine'
ment within the limits of the post and
to severe reprimand by court martial.
' The comment made by Colonel
Woodbury In reviewing the case was
pertinent. He"-eeJd: -,,;; a:;'-
'"Iti nf HMtrtlnn, mi this
post were excessively high while Cap
tain Dudley was in command. He has
been guilty of unjust and tyrannical
treatment of enlisted men for whlcti
the reviewing authority can se neither
excuse nor palliation."
WANTS TARIFF REVISION.
Senator La Follette Ha Scheme to
Rectify KxlMtlng Wrongs.
Washington, March 20. Senator R.
M. La Follette today Introduced a bill
which was temporarily laid on the ta
ble, providing for a tariff commission,
The bill provides that a permanent
committee of nine members shall be
appointed by the president. Before
the appointment, each member will
be required to show that he is pos
sessed of the required amount of In
formation on the subject of Interna'
tlonal tariff law. The duty of the
commission Is to Investigate the cost
of home and foreign production of the
various commodities under tariff. .
Mrs. Bum Dying. ,
Detroit, Mich.. March 20. Mrs.
Thomas Burns, wife of the prlie
fighter, Is seriously ill at the home of
her mother, at Preston, Ont., and
Tommy has been cabled to return with
all possible speed. It Is probable that
Burns will throw up all engagements
nd return at once. .
TRACE OF BOY
CECTL BRITTAIN BEEN
, , AT MARSHALL JUNCTION.
After Two Years of Complete Oblivion
Five-Year-Old Bor of WalU Walla,
la Believed to Have Been Seen Be
' came Soared and Ran Into the Wood
When Questioned In Company
With Man and Women Reward for
His Discovery Holds Good.
; Spokane, March 20. Cecil Brlttaln,
whos kidnaping two years ago aroused
the Interest of the police all over the
country, and for whose return a re
ward of $.500 Is still offered. Is sup
posed to have been seen yesterday at
Marshall Junction, ... Wash., by J. A.
Klppart, formerly of Walla Walla.
a r m,Mnn th I
boy, but this frightened the child,
who ran Into the woods and bas not
yet been found. - He was with a man
and woman when first seen,, but. the
adults left the child When ' they ' no
ticed they were", being observed. The
trio are supposed to be in the railroad
camps near the junction. - 1 : -'
The little fellow disappeared from
the camp of his mother , and ' father
near -Woodard's tailgate, In the Blue
mountains. Searching parties, were
sent out and covered every , yard of
the ground in the vicinity of th place
from whence . he . disappeared At
numerous times, the parents have
been led to believe that trace of his
whereabouts were found, but In each
Instance they have proved false. The
father has been called to Arizona on
such an alarm. .':.
Walla Walla, Wash., March 20 Mr.
Brtttaln, the father of the boy, today
heard of the supposed discovery of
his lost child, and Is awaiting the in
formation from Spokane detectives be
fore leaving for . Marshall Junction.
The news came as a Joyful surprise.
h having given up hope of- ever
finding his son again. He will leave
thl evening and be present to Identify
the child when he Is found again.
Stanford University, Palo Alto, Cat.,
March 20. The student affairs com-
mlttee today refused to reinstate the
12 men suspended by the student af
fairs committee, because of the fact,
that they were known to have been
members of a crowd of 200 men who
mad a demonstration in front of the
horn ot Prof. Clarke, chairman of the
ommlttee, because of the unpopular
tiling made by that commtltee In re
lation to the drinking question.',
This action brings the situation at
Stanford . to an acute crisis. Three
Kindred students yesterday signed
itatement that they weer equally
.ulpable with 12, and that If ht sus
pended men were not reinstated, they
would walk out Yesterday afternoon
the entire student body met and passed
-esolutions apologising for the dem
onstratlon and petitioned that the men
tuspended be allowed to come back
The action of the committee was con'
Prohibitionist Minna a Leader.
Columbus, O., March 30. With the
prohibition national convention now
ess than four months away, the lead
ers In th movement ar yet "up In
the air" a to a candidal for the pres
idency. All of the other parties have
"logical candidates" In profusion, but
th opponent of th "rum '.demon
have not been able to agree on a man,
and the choice Is still apparently
far away as ever. Dosen of men
have been mentioned as worthy of the
honor, but few have more than local
reputations and the prohibitionists
it desirous of making the race with
1 strong man of undoubted atatesman-
ship and ability. With a gain of a
talf-doxen "dry" states In ths lsst
-ear, and hot prohibition and local
option campaigns being waged In
many other states, liquor has become
DPLti WAR IN STANFORD UNIVERSITY
DEMISE FOLLOWED AN
OPERATION LAST NIGHT.
Bishop Charles. Henry Fowler, Well
Know on the Pacific Coast, Died In
New York Today Was One of the
Most Prominent Divine of the
Methodist Church Today Suffered
Operation for Diabetes and Never
Fully Rallied From It.
New York, March 20. Bishop
Charles Henry Fowler, presiding of
ficer of the Northern Conference of
the Methodist church, died here to
day after an Illness lasting about a
year, following a nervous stroke suf
fered while the aged divine was
awaiting hst train In a Pennsylvania
Tallwav denot at Jemev Cltv. '
Death was directly due to failure to
rally from an operation for diabetes
performed last night. His wife and
one on, Carl, a New York attorney,
were at hte bedside when the end
Bishop Fowler was 71 years old.
For eight years h waa engaged in
work on the Pacific coast and waa a
prime factor In the establishment of
Maclay college In southern California.
'Charles' Henry" Fowler was born In
Burford, CanadaIn "1837, graduated
from Syracuse university In 1850. He
immediately entered the ministry of
the'Mfthbdlst 'Episcopal church, where
his ability was soon recognhted. He
held various charge in Chicago until
1872, when he became editor of the
Christian Advocate, which position he
held until 1880, when he resigned te
Accept th.$KtUoB' 'mlasiouuy e
retary. During the tour years he was
secretary, his executive ; ability, wsf
recognised and In 1884 he was made
bishop. The following year he visited
South America, and organised an ef-
recuve missionary work. While on a
tour of th world in 1883 h founded
the Pekln university, also the Nankin
university In central China, and organ'
ixed th first Methodist church In St
Petersburg, Russia. He was one of
th prime movers In th organization
of th Nebraska Wesleyan university.
demned by th entire Stanford stU'
dent body and it Is said that many of
the faculty were opposed to It. In
fact, one of the student affairs com-l
mlttee resigned rather than follow
President Jordan's orders In regard to I
the drinking question. It was the In
troduction of this policy by the new
oemmittee that caused the outbreak.
Tonight a mass meeting of studentt
Is expected to take radical action.
This afternoon 300 students, who I
signed the confession are in Hne be
fore the committee rooms awaiting an
opportunity to personally declare the
fact that they were in the crowd tha.
made the demonstration. It Is probablt 1
that more than the first 300 will en
ter pleas of guilty.. , -
It Is rumored on the Stanford ram
pus that Stanford alumni body Is tak
Ing step to request the board of trus
tees to ask Dr. Jordan to resign.
a mor Important Issue than ever be
tore. The campaign, manager are
hoping and praying that the man may
yet arise who can lead the prohibition
"hosts" on to victory, or at least to
nearer approach to it than ever be
The national convention will be helC
here on July 15, with 1612 delegate
- representing th various
' Dividend by Georgia Bank.
. Atlanta, Oa., March 29. By ordei
of the superior court, th Central
Bank st Trust corporation will today
pay th depositor of th defunct
Neat bank, with the exception of the
tat and certain bank, a dividend of
20 per cent The amount of th divi
dend will b 3341,383. 0, and H will
h paid en an ladsbudaea of 11,714.-
43.08, which Is the amount' the Neal
bank owes after Its Indebtedness to
the Fourth National Bank of New
York, the Atlanta Clearing House as
sociation, and the state of Georgia
have been deducted. To these credi
tors no dividend will be paid. The
receiver has approximately 1450,000
cash on hand. -.
Observe Birthday of Ibsen. , :
' Christlanta, March 20. The birth
day of Henrlk Ibsen will be observed
by special productions of his dramas
In all the leading theater of Norway,
Including an especially elaborate pres
entation In th ' Royal theater : of
"When We Dead Awaken." Since the
death of th famous dramatist - on
May 22, 1101, his dramas have be
come Increasingly popular In Norway,
as well as In other countries. Re
cently translation of several of his
work have been made for presenta
tion on the Japanese stage.
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4 Fulton Coming Home. 4
4 Washington, D. C, March 30. 4
twmaiur C v, . Futuiu out.
4 leave for Portland tomorrow to 4
4 begin his campaign for re-elec- ;4
tlon. .... 4
FROM STATE PRINTER..;
Pamphlet Containing Copy of . All
MMMures Referred to the People. ;
The Observer office Is In receipt of
I pamphlet just from the press of th
nate : printer, which , contains all of
the measures ."referred to the people
by the legislative assembly," and. '.'ret-
trendum ordered by petition of the
?eoplo' and "proposed, by Initiative
wtttlon,", to be submitted to the le-
al voters of the state of Oregon for
heir approval or rejection at the gen
ral eloctlun to be held next June, to-
fotjier , with ha, arguments filed -a
orlng and opposing certain of said
neasures. ,-, . V.-. ,y;;
It Is supposed that each registered
oter In 'the state will be mailed a
copy. If not, they can easily be se
cured and each voter should make an
effort to secure thl volume and read
ach measure carefully, so he can east
in Intelligent ballot.
CHICAGO HOTEL BURNING.
Grand Pacific Hotel Reported to Afire
t in Windy City.
Portland, March 20. A flash over
'he wire of the' Western, Union here
tstes that the Grand Pacific hotel Is
burning in Chicago, and that a num
ber of sensational rescue have been
made. Th Grand Pacific hotel Is one
the big hostelrles of the Windy
"lty, located on Adams and Dearborn
ttreets. It Is a ten-story structure.
Solon Seriously 111,
Washington, D. C, March 20. Seri-
ltor Bryan of Florida, youngest mem-
v-r or th upper house, suffered a
tevere hemorrhage today and Is in a
crlous condition.' His recovery Is
loubtful. t , ' -
Mrs. I. W. Faulk of South La
Irande, has been confined to her bed
4nce Monday, and Is gaining strength
Then is no more vital question to be considered In
the family than that of the compoundieg of the doctor's
prescription. There should be no halt way methods re
garding prescriptions. We use pure drugs, compounded
lust "according to the doctor's orders."
HILL'S DRUG STORE:
La Grande m
I M M I
EXAMINATIONS IN COM
MERCIAL CLCB SATURDAY. ,
Only Four Applicant for CarrlersbJhs
In Free Mail Delivery Service Whlcti '
Will Be Established Here May 1
Questions Cover Large Field and As
Rlfrtil Imperative . That Homae
Numbering Be Attended to Before ,
Service I Started. V
Four applicant will be at th Com
merclal club tomorrow' when Clyde .
Finch, deputy secretary of th ' civil
service - commission,1 of ' Pendleton,
comes here to conduct the examina
tions for carrier In the free mall de
livery service, which will be stab- '
llshed about May 15. ,
MsifV havs taken out th applies
tlon papers,, but for some reason or
other there, will only be four to take .
the examinations, and a part of these
may fall to be On hand. The question
come from the postofflc department
and all the deputy wtll do I to con-
duct It The department also grade .
These examinations are quite rigid. '
Not alone because, the carrier must be '
well versed in the science of reading,
writing and geography, but that he
may be fitted to take a position a,
mall clerk on the trains, Any one
holding a. commission, ap city carrier
I eligible for clerkship on a mall car. .
Mr. Finch will reach here from -
Pendleton on the morning train and
the candidates wtll then learn what
hour the examination will commence. '
Theywwttl! brhelolrt th trommereia!
club. ..'-.! ' '-v-s- .
, In connection with th examinations
It might be well for the citizen and
property owners of this city to bear
In mind th official notice from Chair
man Monroe of the street committee
of th city council. ; It appears else
where in thl Issue 'and deal with th .
house number. It 1 imperative that
this he given attention before the
service can be established her,, as
announced. ' . .
From the four applicants, two will ,
b selected, and perhaps on ot them
placed on th substitute list The sal
ary for th first year's-work 1 100,
for th second $860, the third l00,'
and the fourth and subsequent year
81000 each, until the local ' office
gains a higher business capacity.
threat Butting of Bees, ,
Wsihlngton. March ?0. There will
be a great bussing of presidential be
In Masonic tempi on the night of
April 15, If plans now being made by
the League of 8tate Republican club
are fully carried out,' It Is announced
that President " Roosevelt, Secretary
Taft. Vice-President Fairbanks, Gov
rnor Hughe, Senator Knox. Speaker
Cannon and all th other presidential
aspirants will b Invited to the ban'
qut, and all are expected to b presv
ent . , '- : '. v..?,
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