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"TAFT ALLIES SCORE A
SWEEPING VICTORY TODAY.
Foujt Hundred and Ninety-One Pledg-
- w ami Matfiwa uii.iwui
a,-a Fact Which Insures Tart's
Nomination at the Chicago Conven
tion National rbuform to Have a
SUtmg Tariff Plank Anti-Tart Men
! Say They Have Surprlsea to Spring
When Permanent Roil U Hade Up
I the Credentials Committee. .
V Chicago, June 11. Enough petdged
Taft delegates to Insure the secre
tary's nomination on the first .ballot
In the Chicago republican' convention,
wereplaced on temporary roll of the
convention today, when the national
committee ended the contests In the
First and Fifth districts of South Car
' ollna by seating Taft men.
Taft Element Elated. ' '
Taft leaders fere Jubilant over final
assurance of victory, as it is generally
believed that Taft will capture the en
tire state delegations from Tennessee,
Texas and Virginia.
, Enough to Elect.
' "When Taft men were seated from
the First district of 8outh Carolina,
Taft boomers announced they had
positively pledged 481 delegate with
Jhelr names on the temporary roll.
The cpntest la- the Fifth district of
Carolina followed; but was disposed of
In quick order, giving the desired two
more, making 4tl, which number Is
, necessary for Taft's nomination.
. ; Surpriaea in Store,
The allies are still Inclined to dis
credit the claim of the Taftltes. They
assert they have surprises to spring.
The center of the fight from now on
Is to be in the credentials committee,
where the permanent roll will be
made op, as far as ultimate results
are concerned. , The. "allies" Intend to
fight hard In that committee, but
Hitchcock today said there was abso
lutely no question of possible contin
gency arising that might prevent the
nomination of Taft on th'e first ballot.
It appears the Taftltes will win the
rest of the contests.
Strong Tariff Plunk.
Chicago, June 11. Since It became
known that W. H. Taft wrote the
tariff plank in the Ohio platform, ef
fort Is being made to have a plank
Inserted In the republican ' national
platform. The exact wording of the
"Revision of the tariff by a special
aesslbn of the next congress. Insuring
maintenance of the true principles of
protection by imposing such duties as
will be an equal difference between
the eost of production at home and
broad, together with a reasonable
profit, to the end that, without excess
ive duties, American manufacturers, (
farmers and producers and also all
wage-earners may have adequate pro
tection." Former Oovernor Benjamin B. Odell
of New York", brought forward today
as a new candidate for the vice-presidential
nomination, Calvin J. Mc
Knlght Odell's confidential ' secre
tary arrived to test enthusiasm. Hitch
cock said that the Taft forces positive
ly had no preference regarding the
second place candidate. Attorney
General Ellis, of Ohio, arrived today
with the platform prepared -binder
Guild Fighta Alone.
Boston, June 41. It is announced
today that Dovernor Oulld will form
ni alliance, either offensive or de-t-Vftve,
with John Hays Hammond, la
JiAiM fart th4 renuhlfteftli irlm.nrMi.
f f ' - ,
. . Ue1 nomination. Guild ssys he rx-
' . ' t the endorsement of Michigan
U . . .
iii all of New England.
On Hundred DoUafa Per. '
Chicago, June 11. The demand for
Uckst te Che; republics convention
la aa great that I lit la the apialelst
figure at which they caa be obtained.
The men who subscribed toward the
expenses of the convention are receiv
ing tickets at that rate, and not' one
received more than one ticket"
' : To Appoal Ohio CpntcM.''- ' ."
Columbus, O.. June 11. Charles L.
Knrtse, Senator Foraker's manager,
today declared the action of .J.he re
publican national committee regarding
the contests, as outrageous. "The con
duct of Hitchcock Is the most repre
hensible of all." he said. "His sense
of fairness, or th committee's sense
of decency, if Hitchcock does not pos
sess that virtue, should have prevent
ed him from sitting while the contests
were being taken up."
Kurts said an appeal win be taaen
to the convention on a decision of the
national committee on the(Ohlo con
New York, June 11. The first party
of New York delegates to the republi
can national convention In Chicago
will leave tomorrow, and will be fol
lowed on Saturday by a second party
for up-state delegates. Little enthu
slasm for Hughes Is manifested by the
delegates. Astute politicians of the
Empire slate look upon the selection
of Taft as a certainty, and consider
Hughes only as. a vice-presidential
possibility. Hughes does not want the
office which is known as "the tall of
the ticket." and has declared that. If
nominated and elected, he would not
serve. . With all probability of secur
ing presidential honors for New York
ers removed, the Empire 'state 'dele
gation goes to Chicago shorn of any
vital Interest In the action of the con
vention and content to play second
There is a confirmed belief among
some republican politicians here that
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GREAT VICTORY FOR , ,
' GOVERNOR I'll AS. HCCHES.
Futile Attempt Made by Foes of the
GovcrnmenUlo Frustrate Pawning of
the Famous Anil-ltaclng Hilb -Try
to Kiel imp Oho of the (Senators
Nuive Saves the Day by Clever
Hcadnork Hills I'miI by a .Ma
Jortly of Ono Vole.
Albany, N. Y, June 11. A darlna
plot to defeat the anti-race track bill
was frustrated today by the cleverness
of a trained nurse, who blocked four
men In an effort to kidnap Senator
Foelker, whose vote gave the needed
majority that won a victory for Gov
ernor Hughes sgalnst the racing inter
ests. The kidnapers called at Foel
ker's home, where one said he was a
doctor. Foelker was 111 and In bed.
They ssld they came to take him to
the senate. The nurse delayed them
while the message was sent to Foelk
er' s friends.
In the meantime the regular physi
cian arrived and the kidnappers es
caped. Foelker was then removed to
the capitol. supported to a seat, but
he sank down several times and came
near fainting, but was able to cast the
deciding vote. The result was II to
31 In favor of the' bill. Governor
"I am greatly gratified with the re
suit It Is a great victory for law and
TACOMA MAX SANDBAGGED.
Loae Honey and Watch. Walks Home
After Regaining Cbnarloosnem.
Tacoma. Wash., June 11. O. J. H.
Swift, deputy shipping commissioner,
on his way home from visit in the
north end. last night, while pssslng a
clump of shrubs at the corner of
Wright and Park streets, was struck
on the head with a blackjack and ren
dered ' nneonseioua. Tha hntdun mn
lok III and gold watch. Swift re-'
"' .or .swv..nn.,Bad whereby a teat will be mi it
feeftM sWe.1 -- -- ft. . I
Mtea. hat aMi k...uiM r
j -tea, bet sreat home ena-.ed.
LA graxde, cniox cocjmr, oregos.
SI IS BY
PICTURES AND PEM WILL DESCRIBE EVERT '
WELL BE PLEASED TO RECEIVE GIFTS OF
'ANY DESCRIPTIVE PHOTOGRAPH OF COCXTY.
R. C. Rohrabacher, Representing Pacific Monthly of Portland, Now In La
.Grande Seeking Dat With. Which to Write, the Boost Literature A
Meeting Tonight to Further Plans and Work Out the Details of the Big
Campaign of Advertixlng Local R emtureea and Industries.
That every Imaginable industry, minutely Just where each of the many
business, ' pastime and natural re- photographs will appear, and Just
source of the Grande Ronde valley Is where each article will be placed,
to be depicted by pen and picture Is ' After this Is done the booklets will be
now an assured fact, as the publicity' published at Portland.
campaign Inaugurated by .the busi
aess men, In conjunction with the
Commercial club recently, is now in
R. C. Rohrabacher. special reore
tentative for the Pacific Monthly peo-
pie. la in La Grande and already has
in outline of the work which lies be-
tore him. His business here Is to pro-
Mire dsta for the 64-page booklet of
which there Is to be printed thousands
and thousands of copies. Ia this book
a worn or art win be conservative
ly written write-ups and pictures In
numerable. . Illsht hura tat If .iit.il
that Mr. Rohrabacher will be pleased"
to receive any descriptive picture of
the valley or Its resources. I they
are handed to him within the next two jf
days it will confer a favor on both e
Mr. Rohrabacher and the board of
managers of the Commercial club. L
The Pacific Monthly representative
reached here this morning and for a
period of several days will confer with
authorities on the varied Industries of
the valley. After he has secured this
data he will compile it Into readable
form and will then present . to the
board of managers for approval, a
dummy" of the write-up explaining,.
HUNDRED AND TEN TAXPAYER
TO HAVE !
MAY PROVE SOLUTION OF
A petition which Is at the present
time sanctioned by 110 business men
of ths city. Is being circulated this
week and which, if the purpose of the
petitioners Is fulfilled, will mean thai
the rlty council will take up the mat
ter of artesian tcr for tli. city sup
ply at a nearby date.
The preamble of the petition ex
plains that It Is the prayer of the pe
titioners that the council look Into the
matter of sinking an - artesian well
within the city limits, or some nearby
location and to procure data which,
when compiled, will give the taxpay
ers exsct figures as to the nsture and
expense of the venture. This move
ment has been on foot for some time,
but not until this week has the propo
sition taken such a shape that It could
be called tangible. That artesian wa
ter is available hero is almost an as
sured fact. ,
While nothing of a public nature
has been given out as to the probable
eost of the Ventura, It la nevertheless
Hkatv tiimi uiu mnin..l . v.
T ' ""' .
, u tM aeeod supply ef wster k,;
Thursday, jcxe ii, ioob
TO.BE ISSUED AT OKCE
Among the things will be given thor
ough consideration by pen and pic
ture are the following subjects, each
Individual subject to be handled
through information gleaned from au-
thorities on them- M..rf
( bottling works, foundries, railroad
shops, machine shops, amusements,
theaters, rinks, baseball and football.
county fair. Hot Lake, lumbering and
timber, beet surer industry, imnnrt.
and exports, cattle. har .h..n
. . ........ I
additional side tracks, switching faclll
l , . (
ll repair snops witnin the towi
of La Grande,
This summons Is published for slf
consecutive weeks by the order of thi
Hon. T. H. Crawford, Judge of th
aoove entitled court, made on thi
S4th day of April, 1908; the date o
the first publication thereof belna-
the 1st day of May, log. and the 12t
day of June, 1101. Is to be the dat
of the last publication thereof.
W. W. COTTON,
W. A. ROBBIN8. and
COCHRAN A COCHRAN.
Attorneys for Plalntlffi
FOR RENT Three-room
Four'h street; close Hi
found, the city can pay the contracted
plrre. If nothing comes of the pro
Jectf then the cost would nsturslly not
be much. The city , needs water and
needs It badly. If the council finds that
the artesian wa'ter proposition Is a
practicable one, It ran do nothing
better than to experiment with It.
Thla petition will be presented to
the council t Its n.ixt meeting and. If
the council sees fit, an Investigation
will follow. It Is to be hoped that
this style o a well Is obtainable here.
Tammany to Have Oasis.
New York. June 11. Denver, host
of the democracy, has reckoned with
out Its guests In announcing that the
national convention will be "dry."
The thousand or ao Tammany brave
who will go out to Denver In a ape
clal train have no Intention of risking
death by thirst. In the area of the
statesmen of Tammany, water la all
right to make (c of and float ship,
en, but poor for drinking purpoe-s.
A great big. well-Iced, well-etockee
loaoeq mm ine train s
luxe, gad It .m Mve the live. f the
ot will be loaded an the traia it
'"' : ' M.VliKit S-JS.
Tammany 'atatosinen. t ,
;; Tammany braved say that the pro
hlbitlonlata who have captured thJ";
democratic convention .six ..weeks 'in
advance are all good men, ..no. doubt,
and don't require anything ..stronger
than cool tea.' But Tammany men
Vlio were brought up under, the
Hulnes la ware accustomed' to have
what they want, and as much as they
want, when tV want it. ...
NEVADA BANKER ROBUED.
Help t'p In Broad Daylight by Tavo
Reno. Nev., June II. August Fro
llch, of .the Washlo county bank .
held up early today while on hi way
to his office. Two highwaymen
blocked the way at the point of a re
volver and forced him to stoD. search.
ed him and took a small amount of
money. They then drove away with
his horse. The robbers wore niasks.
Ilelrem Secretly Married.
8an Francisco, June 11 n became
known today that Miss Jennie Stan
ford Lathrop. tha daughter of Charles
Lathrop, treasurer of Stanford uni
versity, and niece of the late Mrs. Jane
L. Stanford, was secretly married April
1 to Walter Watson, clubman, man
about town and a prominent ranehor
of Napa county. Mrs. Watson was left
million dollars by Mrs. Stanford.
Bankers Lone BSO.OOO.
Los Angeles. June 1 1. The postof
ftce department today confirmed the
report of the disappearance of a mall
pouch containing tun ana .ti. i
' I HI VI, iwki
bnIt tPPd to correspondents In
New Tnrk ; Th - nt ..
" on ne
fcankers If the pouch la not recovered.
MTREME C'OVRT HOLDS
SENTENCE WAS LEGAL
Bohemian Fortune Teller Who Was
Sentenced to Hang Tomorrow Hut
Who ApiM-aled for Slay of Execu
tion necause He Was Not Given on
Ontortunlty to Explain, Must Ilaiu;
Prlt Hushing Over City to Se
cure a Stay I'rlw.ner In (irief.
Springfield, III., June 11. Herman
nillek. the Bohemian fortune teller,
fl onvlcted of the murder of Mary Vraal
U nd four other monitors of the Vnal
j-amlly, hangs tomorrow, acrordlng to
i decision of the supreme court hand
ed down tody. Blllek appealed on
the ground that In sentrniln. the
court failed to a.k him If he had snv-
hlng to say. The supreme court holds
this contention has no merit. The
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OUGHT TO BE THE
ol every citizen to so
low citizens u III esteem him for his loodness
his kindness, and his usefulness. The principles of
food citizenship should constitute the code of rules
X for every kind of business
This applies particularly
I cause, owlni to the limited
of druxs by the general public. It follows that the re
liability of the druMst is the chief fuarantee ef
Z food service.
HILL'S DRUG STORE
La Grande .
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S Tn?nnni rii
WIN FIRST SKIRMISH IN
I LEGAL FRACAS TODAY'.
Charging Uka .Action on. lha irmtt .
" or the Connty Sherirf, ttiirctmistr""
Court and Hie County Clerk, Juliua
Rxa h File Complaint for IWupo-
rary Rttralnlng Order I'rayer
Granted TliU Afternoon Suy No
tliea of Liquor Election Were No
Posted PrMTly-i4ouiity Court
, Cannot Act Tomorrow as Intended.
Prayer is Granted. :'
Circuit Judge Crawford, sit-
ting In chambers this afternoon,
at t:ii issued a temporary re-
strtinlng order enjoining the
county court fronj declaring the
local option law, as adopted at
the recent election. In effect at
the meeting of the court tomor-
Looking toward either a stay In Bra.
ceedlngs or eventuah annulment of th
recent liquor election, the saloon ele
ment headed by Julius Roesch of this
city, have employed Judge Wilson of
union, to draft a complaint against
the manner of posting election notices
prior to the June election and this af
ternoon filed the same with the cir
The action has been the ali-absoih-
Ing toplo of the day. The purpose of
the attack s evidently to secure a
temporery Injunction, on the county
court, which meets tomorrow, to de
clare the prohibition law effective.
A Flank Movement.
It has been the. genera! opinion that
the saloon Interests would attack the
validity of the election on the ques
tion of whether or not the county
clerk worded and Issued the liquor
election notices properly. . Dut this Is
not all of It. After probing Into the
matter for the past two or three days,
Judgo Wilson of Union, today drafted
a complaint which discloses the source
from which the real aitvk will co .e.
It Is not directed sgalnst the countv
elerk alone, but also Chllders. In their
compiuint the saloon men allege
Inltmate that the sheriff posted
notices Improperly. They maintain
that In some instances he left the mat
ter of posting the five notices In close
proximity to thevotlng pieces In each
precinct, to some unsuthorlzed per
son. This can only be done, they say,
through a duly appointed deputy. They
admit the form was right, and that In
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HAPPINESS AND CLORf
live and act that his fel
whether public or private.
to the druf business, be-
knouledie of the qualities