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I riot rncoyered 1h European Countries
to Kill President Roosevelt When
He Takes His African TrlrH Two
Croups of Arrests Made by Secret
ikTvlce Men -Hotbed of the Ex
tradite Flans Swiiis to lie in Switz
erland Several Suspects.
...Bayonne, France, , Sept, 25. Evi
dence of an anarchistic plot against
the life of President. Roosevelt during
his African trip was made public to
day by' the police: 'of several countries.
The Spanish secret service men dis
covered traces of the plot while exam
ining Canatrava. a Spanish anarchist,
In an effort to connect him with a sus
pected plot against King Alfonso of
Spain. , ; ,
Papers were also found on two
Italian anarchists who were arrested
at Swwa, Switzerland, Wednesday con
taining most definite, information potU
slble regarding the Roosevelt African
trip. They are now held at Geneva
' In an effort to. obtain ' Information
Murder Trial Next Monday. "
Baker City, Sept. 25. The murder
case from Huntington, wherein the
state is plaintiff and B. D. Trapp, de
fendant, has been set for next Monday
morning. This", the .easa .of greatest
interest during the present court term
and doubtless the court room will be
crowded with people when It is tried.
liCRS Broken by Fall.
Huntington, Ore., Sept. 24. While
at the top - of a pole endeavoring to
remove the American flag which had
been floating over the building, a
man by the hame of. Myers lost his
balance and fell to the ground break
ing both legs. He is "suffering a great
deal but physicians think that his life
Is not In danger.
MANY ARID LAHDOWHERS ASK FOR WATER UNSOLICITED
Grandually but surely the sub
scriptions to the proopsed Irrigation
scheme In this county are coming in,
and notwithstanding that no system
atic canvass' has been made yet, for
.obvious reasons, thyre are almost dally
a few hundred acres subscribed. A
meeting of the special committees was
slated for this afternoon, but due to
the absence of Mr. Pierce, the affair
was postponed. As soon as Mi Tierce
returns from Portlund, the matter will
be given additional Impetus.
The obvious reason why the cam
paign for subscriptions has been lim
ited to personal work is that the far
ATTACK OH ROOSEVELT
St. Louis. Mo., Sept, 26. William
8- Cowherd, the democratic candidate
for governor of Missouri, was today
Interviewed by the Chronicle over the
telephone from Richland, Mo. Mr.
"Roosevelt shows himself a big Mar
when he says the present campaign
received $300,000 from its predeces
sor. Everybody realb.es It Is Impossi
TTk jFT'HW': .
David B. Hill, Who After Stepping
uul ' rontios, Is About to Accept
the Democratic Chairmanship of
the State of Xew York. (
BLIND SENATOR : EOHE ... SAVS
R0DSELT IS 'irEBBOB
Seattle, Sept 25. Thomas Gore,
the blind United States senator from
Oklahoma, when astyd about the
Roosevelt .charges against Governor
Haskell as to the latter"? connection
with the Standard Oil company, de
clared the president, has "tackled the
wrong man," and that the president
will get the wqrst'of It in the end.
The senator declared Haskell is am.
ply able of taking care of his endof
the discussion, and that.,. Raofvelt
will find himself worsted when it is
Defunct Finn Members Aire ted.
New York, Sept. 25. A sensation
was created in financial circles today
by the arrest of A. O. Brown, E. F.
Buchanan, L. G. Young and W. R.
Whitman, members of the firm of A.
O. Brown & Co., which failed in Aug
ust, charged with fraud. It Is alleged
they indulged In. wholesale gambling
operations the day before the failure.
mers are lnvarlabfy too occupied with
threshing and other matters to give at
tention to something that can wait a
few weeks. Now that threshing Is
about over, the three committees ap
pointed to look after the rbscrlptlons
will Join hands and go out after
more. The three subscription papers
are scattered In various parts "of the
city and as soon as the committee
meets. It will be definitely announced
Just how many acres of the 20,000 ie
quired, are subscribed.
That success Is warranted and forth
coming Is evident from the amount of
encouragement that comes from every
section of the valley. In their spare
ble for the lust campaign to have that
much left over. Roosevelt lies Just
plainly lies. He realizes thut the de
feat of Tuft Is assured, and the re
publican party In desperate straits.
Boosevelt miserably failed to make
good his charges against Governor
Story of the Cloth. '
Continuing his Interview Cowherd
"It Is the story of the whole cloth;
Roosevelt Is trying to make himself
an Issue by Injecting himself In the
campaign, endeavoring to divert at
tention from the real Issues, to a mud
sllnglng ocntest now in progress to
elect his protege."
The statement was prepared to be
given out by State Chairman Timothy
Woodruff of New York, arier a con
ference with Roosevelt' He declared
It strange that such a big Amount
should appear In the democratic tress
ury Immediately after Haskell was
(Continued on page I.)
GOlKRXOIt HASKELL A TOOL OF
ll-VILWAYS AN D
In Sir.l,ing Attack Editor-FoHtkian Ilays Foiwcr CnlUd States Senator
McLaiirin of SihiUi C arolina DK-s ot Sparc Names and Is I roe WUh
A(ruMtloiisConiuvtH llllniairs'Opixment with Stnmlanl Oil Cornell,
Strlki-s Back at Governor HuM.cH Brh Court Rxx.rd to Substanil.
ate' His Statemenis iTodjicis Jx i lers Sli'nlkir to Moikui U-Haskell Iik-I-
' New. York, Sept 25. W. R. Hearst, j
who stirred up endless strife recently,"!
In continuing his aitack on republl-,
brought former, lilted States Senator
John L. McLaurln of South Carolina,
into the limelight. Ho read letters,
which he said had been written to of
by Aarchbold.'of the Standard OU
trust, one addressed to McLaurln, and
another by McLaurln to Archbold,, hi
which the writer .declared: "I could
beat Senator Tillman If propertiy iivnd
KeneuK Huskell Attack. ; .
.The yellow journalist renewed Mils
III CARS OF
ftN fcVERAGE DF TWO CARS OF
; COVE . DISTRICT
Cove, Sept.. 25. (Special.) Sixty
carloads of apples is the ' estimated
mlt crop In Cove this year) and al
ready one carload of the early varie
ties have been sent out by the Stack
land brothers. Every week there are
on an average of two cars of fruit,
principally pears and prunes, going
out from this fruit center, and as soon
as the, winter varieties are ready for
shipment, the ratio of transportation
will be greater. .
Fifty I'er Cent Inrrenw..
The enormity of the apple crop In
moments, when farmers come to the
city, they express themselves as willing
to take land under the project, and
not alone that, but are willing to get
others to Join them. This 'spirit In
what Is responsible for the almost un
solicited dally growth of the subscrip
tions. Once the farmers can be vis
ited and the committee gets down to
concerted und systematic work, the
goal will be reached In a remarkably
short time. In less than a month, with
present spontaneous growth and with
the corning campaign by the various
committees, a large bulk of the I;in!
required will be under subscription.
INVESTIGATE CAUSE OE RECEKT
DISASTROUS SHIP WRECK
San Francisco, Sept. I. Captain
Bertnlnham, federal steamboat In
spector, has practically decided to In
vestigate the Star of Bengal wreck. It
will be held at Juneau on account of
witnesses scattering when they leave
No official report has been received
by Captain Wagner yeL Officials of
lha Alaskan packer hore bellevs the
ORGANIZER OF STEEL TRFST.
attack on Haskell, saying he not only
was a Standard Oil tool, a promoter
of crooked railways, and one . of th
organizers of the steel trust." He quol
p d from what he said was a court rec
ord of a suit brought by John P. Bai
ley, Haskell's law partner in Ohio,
against the Illinois Steel and the Fed
eral Steel companies, for services ren
dered by Haskell as attorney "and
organizer." ' 1 ' '
Quotes Front I lank ell,
. He quoted from what he declared
wasa speech of Haskell's, defending
the Standard Oil company as "having
done wonders In thlB country."
APPLES IN COVE
PRUNES AUD PEARS LEAVE THE
Cove and the Grande Rondo valley An
that matter. Is exemplified in the fao!
that the 60 cars of apples which wll
be harvested here, this year, is an In
crease of about 50 per cent over for
mer records. The other classes of
fruit are prolific along much the same
Prices Not High. .
At this stage of the' shipments,
prices are low, hence, the early variety
of apples are being held for further
Increase In prices. Pesrs and prune
are demanding fair prices. :
written charge against Wagner Is not
strong, as the verbal account of the
wreck was given linn excited state.
If the written report persists the
charge against the captains of - the
Hattle Gage and the Kayak of cow
ardice will be tried.
SHARP REDUCTION IH FREIGHT
' RATES ALREADY MADE
San Francisco, Sept. 25. Ten steon.
ship lines have formed an agreement
to complete a transcontinental rnll
road for Pacific ocean frelnht foj
Kurope. Paclfk? ' ships will take
freight to Salinas C'rius, where It wll!
be transported across the iHthmiM oi
Tehuan'tepec, 18 miles, by rnll and
picked lip by Atlantic ships ul Puerto,
Me x I col
Tllk have opened the fight by a re
duction of freight rates of from It to
SO li r cent. --The Pacific lines Involv
ed 4re the American and Hawaiian
lln. Kosmos, Canadian, and the Pa
On the Atlantic side the participants
are all Important lines cruising from
the Atlantic coast to Europe.
Yesterday's Raw-ball Scores.
Portland, It: Oakland, f.
flan Francisco, 4; Los Angeles, l.-
President Roosevelt, Wlui lias Been
Declared a Liar by a Missouri
Democratic Gulicriuitorlul 1 As
CAHBfBATE'S VOICE HAS IMPROVED
SL1SHTLV STiLL KM . ;
Clinton, Iow a, Sept. 25. Judge Wil
liam Taft's voice Is somewhat improv
ed today following1 treatments by Dr.
rtichardson at Madison, Wis.'; yester
day, but the -doctor advises as much
rest as possible. The republican can
didate arrived here this morning from
Wlsconuln. ' ' "
Governor Cummins Introduced Taft
vho spoke to 2000 people, briefly.
i'Uuv. John Wesley Hill, a congress
rr jn it Routelle. Illinois, will; dn mint
-ni" ili "Sulking -from ''ihi-vviV, ;:TiL
Is making a few remarks before leav
ing the towns on his itinerary.. ,
Tutt In Accident.
Davenport, Iowa, Sept. 25. While
Taft was speaking In front of , the
court house today the platform leading
to the speakers' stand collapsed. No
one was hurt. Ho spoke for 30 nitri
RF.VOLCTION IX OWXF.HS1HP.
Eastern Syndicate Gets Control of
WttHliliigton Coal .Mines.
Olympla, Sept 25,That coal min
ers of Washington, excepting a few
private' properties, have passed under
the control of an eastern syndicate and
that as a result a refusal of the new
operators to agree (o a scale of wages
mbmltted by the miners, a general
itriko will be declared, Is the report
which reached this city from a seml
ifflclal source today. The reported
llsagreement with miners nearly came
to s crisis the first of the past month
when Utah mines were cised by a
general strike. Western Washington
h forced to seek other sources of sup
gant zed along
our reputation is
a? to care and
f HILL'5 DRUQ JT0REI
X LA GRANDE, OREGON if
N, P. PASSF.XCKR TRAIN
COLLlDnS WITH FREIGHT.
Mcagro News, Due to Crippled Wires,
Roes Not Muto Positive Facts,
Though Farly Reports Say RcnUt
List Is Rvlwcc't 2. and 40Himw
Dltiulcd F.UKlitcer on the Passenger
Train Smoker and Express Can
Tcleswpcd--10 a jj Inecr On; of PeadU.
Helena, Sept. 25. -A report from,
Livingston says a train on the North
ern Pacific, eastbound, collided with
a freight at Young's Point, and that
25 were killed. , The train left Helena
On account of a blinding snowstorm
the engineer of the freight was una
ble to make the engineer on the pas
senger trainees him,'; ,
' Curs Telescoped.
The express car was telescoped with
the smoker, in which most of the cas
ualties occurred. - :- (1 ,
.Meaner Reports Conflict.
' One report says between 25 and
40 were killed. .ICnglneer Beslnger of
the passenger train and his fireman,
Ora ftnbcock, were killed outright.
Reports are meagi on account of
crippled Wires.' . ' : i
Olfli UUV Report Say's SO Demi..'
Taco'mn. Sept. 25.- Official ndvlcea
received by Assistant General Super
intendent Pilmor of the Northern Pa
cli'io rtnte 'iQ ..passe ngers and one flre
nllin"oieJlled and 11 eeHomsly .In
jured. ' The wrecked 'passenger tr.Mrt'
left Tncomjv Wednesday.
Cholera. FpUlcmle Stilii-liUnsr.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 25, Authori
ties state there Is a 20 per cent de
crease In the number of new cholera
cases In the past 24 hours up to noon
Friday. Three thousands new eases
were reported, though It 1 actually
believed tHere are more. , .'
Hew for 30 Minutes.
Lemans, France, Sept 25. After
a flight of SO minutes and 14 seconds,
wind compelled Wright, the Ameri
can aviator, to descend In an' official
test today. Another official flight
tskes place this evening.
Swift In Seattle,
Seattle, Sept. 25. F.dward F. Swift,
one of the heads of the Swift Packing1
company, arrived In Seattle last night
on a vacation. He returns to Chicago
via Fortland and California.
A Douglas county kid of 18 purpose
ly shot a neighbor's 140 cow. Next he
Is likely to shoot a human animal.
Kind Thai the
modern lines and
quality .". .'.