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LA GRANDE, UNION "COUNTY, OREGON, MONDAY, JANUARY IS, ltO.
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Willamette Still Rising. 4
Salem, Jan. 18. The Wlllam-
ette river lit still rising. Shortly
before noon todny It stood IS fret
high. However, there 1b little
danger of a flood, 'as the river
could raise nine feet more with
out causing trouble.
SUB FOR FRAY
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BOTH HOUSES RECONVENE TODAY AND CONSIDER '
ROUTINE LEGISLATION DURING SESSIONS.
tPRcn to Be at Salem Loaded With Recall Petitions It Statement One Pledg
es Are Violated Tomorrow In the Event Promises Arc Broken, Legis
lators Will Be Given Chance to Resign If Not Availed of Elections Will
lie Held, Provided Sufficient Signers Are Found Things Warming Up
at the State House.
Salem, Jan. 18. Should any mem
ber of the legislature repudiate his
pledge to vote for Chamberlain, the
recall will be put in operation without
an hour's notice. This announcement
"Vas made today by W. S. ITRen and
wther men who are on the side of the
eople. ITRen, who Is expected here
today or tomorrow. Is declared to have
recall petitions ready for circulation
Wednesday, the day after the senato
rial vote is taken, In the event any leg
islator breaks his promise. The peti
tions will be filed after 25 per cent of
the electors have signed them. If any
member against whom the recall is di
rected,' falls to resign within five days
afterward, an election will be held In
his district. , .
Senate Convenes Again.
When the senate had reconvened at'
2 o'clock this afternoon, the 12 sen
ate bills vetoed by the governor at the
last session, were the special order.
Four provide for agricultural societies
be organized as the First, Thld, Sev
enth and Eastern Oregon districts. An
other bill vetoed was that of Senator
Beach, for the use of Toting ma
rjcArthur Forgets Faction Lines.
Speaker McRrthwW announced his
committees in the house when the
house reconvened this afternoon. It
Is evident that McArthur, in making
his appointments, paid little attention
to statement or anti-statement affilia
tions. Twenty chairmanships out vi
42 standing committees go to an:t-
statement republicans and the remain-
FIRST-CLASS NEWS SERVICE
The Observer will cover the vote at the state house In Salem tomor-
row noon in such a way that the tlmo consumed in transmitting each
ballot if there are more than one will only be the time lost in con-
veylng the news to the public. - Should the Joint session fall to cast a '
majority vote on the first ballot, each vote will be bulletlnied at the
Newlin drug store corner. In the regular Issue, The Observer will con-
vey an exhaustive idea of the progress of the fight, or the election, if
one becomes a reality. ,
CHINOOK WINDS DID NOT
REACH HIGH ALTITUDE.
Visitors Up the River Affirm That
There Is little Danger of Floods at
Tills Time Increase In Volume of
River Mostly Below the City New
Work, on County Road Is Not Men
aced O. R. & N, Traffic Fully Re
Peculiarly enough, the sudden thaw
and Chinook winds of lust week nave
not had a tendency of causing a dan
gerous rise in the Grande Ronde river.
C TAFT CALLED
TAFT AND ROBINSON REALLY
BEIUND THE INVESTIGATION,
Investigation of Panama Canal Scan-
. daL Whk-h Actuated Charges of Li
bel Against New York World by
Roosevelt, Is Now Well Under Way
Brother of the Frenldent-Eloct
Before ' Grand Jury Government
Ostensibly Doing Vork.
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Gilt January Sale iS dianing lO a dOSc. We ait mak
ing Special Heavy reductions on the remaining winter
goods. Here are a few of the bargains gathered from each
LADIES' SUITS . MEN'S SUITS EN'S SHOES
Cloning out nt HALF price. Do you need a Suit?, This is At Jimkey Prices.
Ladies' Hats, closing out at $5.00 Shoes, sale $3.45
LESS THAN ONE-HALF price. Oie time. A large tssortment t $3 50 shot.8 galo . . $2.h
Ladies' Skirts at a GREAT IL1LF PRICE. 3.00 Shoes, sale $1.98
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Washington, Jan. 18. Charles Taft,
brother of president-elect W. H. Taft,
arrived here today in response to sum
mons to appear before the grand Jury
In the Investigation of charge- "3de by
the New York World In connection
with the purchase of the Panama ca
While the government Is ostensibly
behind the prosecution, It Is generally
believed here that Taft and Douglas
Robinson, the latter Roosevelt's broth- .
er-ln-law, are tho real prosecutors.
If found guilty of libel, the paper
Is subject, under the District of (V
!mM !, to a ilr.c r.;,t to vJiCv J
$1000, or a Jail sentence of five years,
There Is a strong possibility that
Roosevelt's African hunting trip will
be called off temporarily, as a reauit
of the Panama canal Investigation by
the grand Jury. Douglas Robinson,
Vi I a Ykwrt Vuilmlti tar nnn ft rl w It V 1 ll t
I inn uiumi.i-iu-iuTT v "im 1 ivm nii.il vav
I president today. He said If the Jn
dlctments were returned In the libel
DECRIES PRESIDENT III EVERY
PUBLIC OFFICE HE HAS HELO
NEW YORK REPRESENTATIVE CALLS EXECUTIVE WATERSPOUT,
TYRANT, PIGMY AND DESCENDANT OF THE DUTCH TRADERS.
President Roosevelt Subject of Scurrilous Attack From Representative WU-
ctte of New York, on House Floor Points Out How Roosevelt Gained
the Uppermost Rung of Success by Streaks of Luck and Flukes Mo
tions Roosevelt's Name But Once Though His Theme Disclose Subject
of Slanderous Attack. (V.'l
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Washington, Jan. 18. One of the
most vltlrlollc attacks ever directed
against President Roosevelt was made
today on the floor of the house by
Representative Wlllette of New York.
His theme was the "Passing of Roose
velt." Aside from this he did not us
the president's name. He called him
a waterspout, a 'tyrant, a pigmy de
scendant of the Dutch traders peopie,
a fountain of billingsgate, an Imitation
king and a bogus hero. He declared
the president makes everybody laugh
He declared the president saved tho
war at San Juan Hill and Cuba by
colored troops. He denounced him as
assistant secretary of the navy and
said Rooseevlt s election as governor
of New York was a fluke. '
Victorious Through, Luck.
Wlllette said: "He (Roosevelt) was
the signer of an insubordinate roun.l
robin which any dignified war depart
ment would have punished by a sum
mary court martial. He was candidate
for governor of New York and became
victorious" through afluke, when the
false halo of San Juan Hill victory was
above his head. He became president
through the assassination of McKIn-
ley. As the last crowning piece of
luck he was nominee for president
when ail the aggressive elements of the,
opposition desired their own candidate
be defeated. He is a mammoth jocu
larity that has a laugh with every ap
pearance. This , gargoyle was funn
from the hour it left Its native -quarry."
Only to Be Laughed at.
Willette continued: "He sees things
having a bad smell, but the fresh
breeie sweeping the capltol hill w II
not permit the odor' to remain., H
tries our patience; he's always god
to laugh at. Thank heaven for things
that make us laugh; without them we
might become raw and untamed Anglo
Saxons. He never outgrew his cowboy
habits of younger days.
"As commlsslonur of peace In Now
Tork city he scared members of tho
force by his Sherlock Holmes exits
and entrances. As assistant secretary
of the navy he knifed a high-minded
chief In the back, but as warrior In
Cuba he saver San Juan Hill by his
colored soldiers." : .,.'
' House Upholds President.
.The attack by Wlllet, was so bitter
that the house refused t&ttsten to it.
He had proceeded with most of It,
when, on point of order, by a vote of
126 to 78, refused to permit him to
Washington, D. C, Jan. 18. The
many years' fight that has been going
on between the Western Federation of
Miners and the Colorado peace officers
"vcr troubles v.!:!c:: it tl.ut .: luu
to numerous assassinations, was ended
today when the United States supreme
court held against Charles H. Moyer,
president of the Western Federation--of
Miners, in his appeal for damages
against former Governor Peabody of
Colorado. Oenersl Sherman RaII and
Captain Bulkley Wells for illegal Im
prisonment. Tho Judgment of the cir
cuit court was affirmed.
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Line Shoes $19
Outing Skirts ..Sfk
Misses Coats IULF
A New Line to Select From.
.mj jj 50 Walst8 at ,(
ens ( $2.50 Waists at $M
$6.50 assorted Wool Waists at
.50 assorted Silk Waists at
WHAT MEN WANT
Home made wool Sox 43c
Good quality Night Shirts.. 89
Heavy work Shirts 8
Warm Mitts 22
Winter Caps f -9(
Wool Underwear ...8
SEE OUR REMNANT DEPARTMENT
It wMl save you money
Wool Hose Ic
$1.00 Wool Scarfs 58c
Large ten quarter
TIE FAIR STORE
Men's Rubbers ....50c
Eoys' Rubbers, Rooledge ,.49c
Sjxvuil prk-es on
Golden Eagles Celebrate.
Atlantic City, N. J., Jan. 18.
Twenty-two years of growth and prog
ress were celebrated today by the
Ocean Castle, Knights of the Oolden
Eagle, "axslsted by knights from many
other caxties in New cjrsey and Pennsylvania.
Charleston, W. Va., Jan. 18. At a
meeting here today of publishers of
leading newspapers of West Virginia,
a state league was organized for the .
correction of certain matters and the
promotion of legislation favorable to
OFFICERS IN AMBUSH WHEN ll
TORTIDNETT CULL FOE BOOH
Washington, Pa., Jan. 18. in a bat
tle between the state police and thf
Black Hand early today, two Blar';
Handers were fatally shot, nine c ;,
tured, and bloodhounds put n the
trail of the others. Th X'. - .. Hand
ers appeared to get K '. blackmail
m''tijf from a wealthy uman, ordered
left by the band.
The woman Immediately notified
the police who laid a trap for the
gang. Officers laid In ambush and
when the band appeared, they opened
fire. On account of the suddenness of
the attack the geng was unab'.e to
You Needn't Have Chaps
cu can get along without Newlin's Culem Cure
Cream, but you wili not after you have once
tried it. It is a lotion that makes chapped or
roughened skin unnecessary. Cures Chaps in one
nlghi. Soothes and nlreshes from the. moment
it is applied. Daintily perfumed; no grease or
or stickness, as it is almost tnsrantly obsorbed.
Your money back if the lothn fails to plaase.
NEWLIN DRUG STORE
LA GRANDE, OREGON