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POLITICIANS WEAR A
- WOmUp LOOK TODAY.
'TrnnruHce In a fVrmoni of Excltmenl
Xoday Over Alleged Discovery ol
Plot Connecting State Politicians
With Shooting of Senator Carmack
.-Warrant fur Arrest Now Said to
Bo Out. -
Nashville. Tenn., Nov. 12. There la
Intense excitement here today follow
ing the discovery of an alleged plot
among tome of the biggest politicians
.of the state of Tennessee In connec
tion with the shooting of former Sen
ator E. W. Carmack by Colonel Dun
can Cooper. , A warrant for the arrest
of ex-Sheriff John D. Sharp, formerly
a member of the legislature, was sworn
to late this afternoon and more ar
rests are expected to follow. , ' .
It Is said the plot will rival that re
sulting In the death of Governor Goe
bel of Kentucky. . . v
Sharp was a close ally of Governor
. Patterson and a bosom friend of
' -Cooper, who was Patterson's a"dvlger.
'' . Friends 'of the dead senator declare
they have proof that 8harp was with
. -Cooper when the ' shooting occurred.
.The matter Is one of considerable
speculation as to whether Carmack's
friends can drag Patterson's name Into
: the scandal. It Is alleged Patterson
.had knowledge of the plot to kill Car
mack and that he telegraphed Cooper
.and his son to come to the executive
mansion. ' '. ' , . :
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. MOVING TODAY.
Newlin Drug Company In New Quar
'" ten In the Morning.
j The Newlln Drug company are now
ngaged in moving their stock of goods
Into their new location, formerly the
J. SI. Berry corner and will be ready
for business tomorrow morning. They
have not changed ' their ' telephone
number and will promptly respond to
all calls the same as ever.
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I Manuel bpeciaisior me ween
JI.25 She Blankets 10x4 szc fis I
week, price 89c a pair
$1.50 Sheet Blankets this week price I
$1.19 a pair. This blanket is fullt
114 size in Green, Tan and White i
in pretty pink or blue borders j
$1.85 Ovting I ankets this week's
price $137 a pair. This blanket l
we have in white only, 11x4 size X
$1.73 a pair. This
Hand 12x4 sizes, wmre, grey
mnftled. extra aood weight.
Also a full line of
$11.95 a pair
Swept Over Fall. .
Buffalo. Nov. i:. Six Chinese were
swept to death over American -Fails.
In the Niagara rfver today, whll at.
enter the United States. The China
men were crossing the river In two
boats when a swell drove them on
the rocks and then Into the water.
Dig IOHtai Deficit.,.'
Washington. Nov. 12. Postmaster
General Meyer today announced a pos
tal deficit In the last fiscal year of $11,.
910,278.99, the greatest 4n the history
of the country. To prevent deficits he
suggested a special local parcels post
be Inaugurated over the rural free de
livery route. l ... . v
Says Mrs. Gunnm Uvea.
Laporte, Ind... Nov. 12. Declaring
that Mrs. Belle Gunness, the mysterl
qua widow of the Laporte "murder
farm," Is still alive, Attorney Worden
representing Ray Lamphere, the wid
ow's servant, who Is accused of mur
dering her and three children. Issued
subpoena for her. Her name heads
a list of witnesses to be calld by the
POWDER EXPLOSION NEAR
KANSAS CITY DISASTROUS
PASSING TRAIN WRECKED '
' BY FLYING WRECKAGE.
Holmes Park Powder Mill Explodes,
Wrecking Buildings Within a Radi
us of a Quarter Mile Some Fatally
Kansas City, Nov. 12! Thirty pas
sengers on the Kansas -3lty -Southern
train were Injured, several probably
fatally, when a powder mill exploded
at Holmes Park station as the train
was passing. , The explosion destroyed
three houses and shattered buildings
for a quarter mile In every direction.
It Is reported that several were killed
In the buildings. The train was al
most blown from the track. Timbers
and rocks were blown through the
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Blanket this week I
blanket is mu iu
Eastern Oregon f
in all sizes and .
U(m 3.69 to
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WOULD MAKE LA GRANDE
AX IMPORTANT JUNCTION.
Scheme tufurled Tltat lUvals HIH's
North Bank ltroad Would Conmn-t
Jo(4epli With Snake River Road.
Joscili With Snake Illvee Road and
Make La G ramie Greatest Interior
Railroad JuiKtlon Bright Pronpei.
Mighty Good If True.
The Morning Oregontan unfurls a
monumental scheme In railroad con
sji-Qction of eastern Oregon that will
make La Grande the greatest Junction
city In eastern Oregon and give water
grade to Portland from this city.. i
Behind the Invitation of the citizens
of Enterprise to the general officers
of the Harriman lines to attend a ban
quet In honor of the completion and
dedication of the road to Wallowa to.
morrow lies a story of quiet, railroad'
ing that would dazzle even Jim Hill.
While Hill has been constructing the
North Bank road and thus attaining
an easy grade to the Pacific, the Har
riman people have, at the same time,
and unknown to the public, been get
ting a water gradp to Portland, and
they will bo In a position, when their
lines are completed, to handle the
'down-the-Columbla" traffic Just as
easily as the Hill line will. They will
have a down-grade rout to the city.
More Than Was Made Known.'
To the public, these lines have been
known as the; Wallowa & Snake River
extensions." .On paper they appeared
to be an outlet only for local traffic.
The Wallowa extension meant stmply
the displacing by the railroad of the
stage line to Enterprise, the principal
city in the county. Of course, the
company would continue the line to
Joseph as a temporary -, terminus.
There construction might " stop. No
promises were made, , The Snake River
line was moving ahead from Hunting
ton north. ,Its terminus was supposed
to be Homestead, the nearest outlet on
the Oregon side for the product of the
copper mines in the Seven Devils dis
trict of Idaho. The supposition was
easy of belief. A great number of
claims have been staked In the district,
tilany are working and a smelter Is In
operation Nothing, it ' was thought,
was more reasonable than to believe
that the Harriman company was build
ing a freight line for the transportation
of copper. J
But Harriman w-as. really doing no
such thing. He was and Is, according
to the most authentic. Information,
building the Snake, River line from
Huntington to a connection at Lewis
ton and thus getting the benefit of the
down-river grade to Portland, giving I
him a nopportuntty to compete with
the North Bank road on equal terms.
The Joseph terminal Is an illusion to
the people of Joseph. The line will
run right through that town to a con
nectlon with the Snake River line at a i"... ecu.- -...., aUCi
polnt northeast of Homestead, n , nacle choir. ' . .
will when completed, be equipped fori - Evening's 8-wlon.
both freight and passenger service.! Even standing room was limited In
but Indications are that on through th Baptist curch last night to II
service only freight will be handled, j te interesting and Instructive
Over the new road the grade will i program rendered under the auspices
be practically level. Leaving from the,"1
nolnt near Homestead, the trains will
paVs by way of Joseph and Enterprise
into. La Grande, and thus avoid the
unnecessary climb of the Blue Moun
tains. The road will be longer, but the
handling of freight will be easier. In j
change in the system. The line from,"" ,nai oin m ine umueu i,m,
Huntington to La
Grande although,"8 requests couia not De confioerea
having heavy grades, is the shortest
route for passenger service.
Just when the Snake River and Jo
sep lines will be completed Is not
known, but It Is said that they will be
roadv for traffic srly In h tHn
At the Harriman offices Information
about the llnea was refused.
Apple RhlpmenU Lively.
Tour carloads of apples have gone
oot of here for point east In as many
days. The shipment of this commodity
has only Just begun.
LAST DAY OF CONVENTION ;
) REPLETE WITH FEATURES.
Eighth Auunal Convention Conies to
Clone Shortly After Noon Forent
' Grove Is Choseu for Next Mooting -Resolutions)
Passed VMt Palmer
Mill aud Drive to Fruit Dlntrk-ts
Held Adjourned Ketmion This Af
ternoon to Close Work.
The eighth annual convention of the
Federated Women's clubs came to an
end shortly after noon today, but there
were 'yet many pleasant features In
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store jf or the delegates, In which the
entertaining clubs bore themselves
with the same high commendable
manner which has characterised every
moment of the convention. ' ,
The morning session, the last qf the
convention, brought forth more In a
buHlneas way than any other session of
the three -days. The report of the res
olutions" committee, considerable new
business, the spirited but friendly con- i
tost iot the next meeting place, and the
consideration of the president's recom
mendations, constituted the principal,
matter of importance. , : ;.
A Well-Qualified President.
' Mraf-Sarah Evans, In charge of the
woman's department of the Oregon
Journal, Is a woman pre-eminently
fitted for her position. She Is a splen
did parliamentarian, and active work
er, t deep thinker and a woman who
has but, few equals In the state In
most respects. She enjoys the distinc
tion of having? "Wtlcon th' general
federation and la also the only woman
policeman : In the United States, by
reason of her' appointment as market
Inspector In Portland. Much praise
has been given her by her splendid
work at tho helm of the great or
ganization. .All the other state offi
cers have seen especially efficient.
After tonight's pipe organ recital,
the delegates return to their respective
homes unanimously pleased with their
reception in this city. The Observer
hopes they will all return again.
v - Tonight's Recttnl.
This evening's pipe organ recital, to
which the public ; is Invited, gratis,
gives promise of being something en
tirely out of the . ordinary for tM
city," Local talent Will figure conspic
uously In the program which Is as fol
lows: Chorus Cantate Domino (Almoraz)
Tabernacle choir, ' '
Quartet "Old ; Kentucky Rome,"
Parks), Messrs. Ferris, Monson, Da
vis and Bramwell.
Trio "Praise Ye," from Verdi's
Attlla," Mrs. Geddes, Messrs. Ferrlo
and Davis. ' .' ,
Quartet "Star of Peace," '(Harks)
Messrs. Ferrln, Monson,. Davis, Bramwell.-
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Soprano Obllgato, Mrs. J. Van Bu
ren. ' .. ; ' "
Chorus, "Rouse, O Ye Mortals.". ar-
'h KA n ..14 i r rr.
" "regon reaerauon oi omen s
The first number, a piano solo by
Mrs. W. W. Berry. The Imemnse audi
ence enthusiastically encored, but
President Evans stepped forward. and
' The duet by Miss Jean ' McDonald
and Mr. Geo. Bernle wa pppreclated
by all and words of pra'.se were heard
in every section of the house.
Mrs. A. L. Richardson, who never
falls to dlirh n 'enee. winj ti
tl fully, and It required tact on the
part of the presiding officer to en
force her original ruling.
Dr. Smith of Pendleton, who la a
member of the state board of health,
delivered a carefully prepared address
on public sanitation. Among the
raany good thing he said waa the pot-
stblllty of. eliminating that dreaded
dlHta, typhoid fever and that life
could bo extended many years beyond
the pputent average limit and In fet
age' had been extended from S3 to 42
. Dr. Allen Pierce of Portland, also a
member of the state board of health,
responded to the subject of tuberculo
sis, which was augmented by stereop
tlcon vlewa which ho Just gathered
from the cast and also Included a few
Pacific coast Views,
Long Drive Thl Afternoon.
A long and pleasant drive through
the city, around the fruit districts, and
out to 'the- George Palmer mill was
the program for this afternoon, fol
lowing an adjourned session shortly
after lunch, at which time final busi
ness was transacted. The visit to the
mill was similar to the factory visit
Tuesday, affording a splendid oppor
tunity to leiu-tii the rough details of the
workings hi one of the principal Indus
tries of the Grande Rondo vaiii.
. Forrest Grove Next. ,
It was decided at Ihn afternoon ses
sion that the federation would accept
the kind invitation of Forrest Grove,
(Continued on page 4.)
OYFR THREE HUNDRED
KILLED 8Y EXPLOSION
II VMM. IN WESTPHALIA. ; .
v IUS TERRIBLE DISASTER,
Explosion of Fire Damp Kills or
Dooms to Death Otct Three Hun
dred Rescue Work : Blocked by
Wroc-kage. ' .' V,'.:.-'..
Hamtn, Westphalia, Germany, Nov.
4i5vW.i,Vyudrcd- and . twenty-two
men are believed either dead or Lytle, bulidet , of the ' Columbia
doomed in a burning coal mine near Southern, and one of, the leading rail
here. An explosion of fire damp road constructors of the northwest; F.
started the fire. The rescuers have 8. Stanley the tlmberman and flnan
been btocked by the wreckage. , Icier; William McMurray, general pas
The Lokal Anzelger, after a careful ' senger agent; J. M,' Scott, his assist- .
investlgiuton, estimates tie number of ant,; R. B. Miller, general freight agent;
dead at 027. The latest report Is that ,W. Coman, his assistant; Dr. McKenzIo,
there are 400 In the mine.
Ids have been found. , '
HoutlKTn Pm-lfk? Orders Fifty Kwv
Klocidng and Observation Cars.
San Francisco, Nov, 12. The
Southern Pacific has placed an order
with the Pullman company for 50 new
standard sleepers and several obser
vations cars for use between San Fran
cisco and Portland, San Francisco and
Los Angeles. The cars will cost over
a million. The new cars , will give
as good service as trains between Chi
cago and Now York. "
Pepper Was to Blame.
Belllngham, Nov; 12. According to
evidence obtained today Leo Bezemer,
the kidnaper of Edward English, pur
chased cayenne pepper Just before at
tacked English. This Is an explana
tion for the Inability of the blood
hounds to pick up the acenet. ...
Early fall coughs often pave the way for many later ones, by set
ting up a chronic inflammation of the air passages.
Cure the first cough promptly and rightly and you will thys be
takin? precautions against liability to later annoyances and danger.
For any kind of a cough at any time, we know of nothing better than
Newlin's White Pine Expectorant
It Is a remedy that we can highly recommend, because it cure In
the right way, and It value has been demonstrated by years of use.
Price 23 and ftO Cents. . ' .
NEW LIN DRUG CO.
LA GRANDE; ORE.
OUEATEST MEETING IX
THIS SECTION FOU YEARS.
Every High Ofrk-lal of O. R. A N. and
Many Proinlneut Financiers and
Railroad Builders Included In Par-,
ty to Enterprise Elaborate Ban
quet There Tonight That Will Have
Broad Influence Enterprtso Well
Prepared for Event.
The brightest galaxy of railroad
builders, financier. . superintendents
and railroad managers, that has con
gregated in astern Oregon, arrived In
La Grande last n'h'. and this morning
went to Enterprlw lr. two private cars.
At the metro'jolU of Wallowa county
they will be'the tr.t sts of honor at an
ebbo.-at tai,ue' tonight that for
'nc)i' aii'l 1. f i tti: has also had no
ciuai in 111- jta-.M In this section of
t e 'a . -.Nearly a score of high offi
cials and financiers, are Included In
the group. They will return tomorrow
and go cast on a brief tour of Inspec
tion. .'r'." , v '
v F, 8. Stanley, the leading lumber-
man of the northwest, .who - Is fwell
known In this city, was one
of th ,
prominent fellows In tin !rA lie
shook hands with many of his friends
here today. ' .''' ,; ';
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Those Included in the party were;
General Manager '. J, P. O'Brien and '
wife; W W,' Cotton chief attorney tor
the O. R. & N., and wife; M. J. Buck
ley, general superintendent; : D. W.
W . CanipIw'S' si'pi'rlritendent;
chief surgeon for the O. R. & N.f J.
F. Ney, car service agent; D, A. Clip
pie; J. C. MorriMon, dining car agent;
U R. Fuller, S. P. superintendent In
Portland; W, W. Bollons. division en
gineer, and O. W. Bosche, the chief
engineer. . ' , : .-
Many From Im Grande. .
La Grande Is well represented In
the important authoring '
tonight. " Some of the Influential men
of the city are In attendance on the
great meeting, and will take some part
In the speeches that are slated for this
evening. Many others had planned to
go, but as it requires two days' time,
the trip had to be deferred. The
meeting Is Of much consequence.
Carried Bate Away. .
Taeoma, Nov. II. Safe blowers last
night entered the D. Lunklcy general
store at Spanaway, where a postofflce
l located, 'and carried the store safs
three blocks and cracked It with nl--,
tro-glycerlne. Nothing but 5 was
taken from the till.
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