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LA GRANDE, 1'XIOX COCXTY, OREGON, TIICKSDAY, FEBIUARY 4, 1909.
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EVIDENTLY A LONG ONE.
Circuit Court Not Ecclally Interest
ing Today Many I.aw Points Cnvp
I'p In the Deed Case Truax Ar
raigwd and Pleads Not Guilty
.Fury Out 20 Minute In Curtlss
Walker Caso Grand Jury is Delib
erating Hcort Soon.
The Jury trial occupying the atten
tion of the circuit court today Is the
case of E. P. Buzzard, guardian for
Rachel L. Lafferty, insane, against A.
It. Davis. Litigation is over the valid
ity of a sheriff sale deed procured
some time ago, when the 160 acres
near North Powder were purchased
ly Mr. Davis at a sheriffs sale. The
plaln.'lff attacks the validity of the J
deed. Innumerable law points are
creeping up and the case is dragging.
A Jury was secured early this morn-
InK- . .
Denton Truax, charged by the grand
Jury with the crime of sodomy, was ar
raigned today, entered a plea of not
guilty, and the trial! of the case was
set for Monday at 1:30.
Judgment for Defendant.
Last evening, after being out 20
minutes, the Jury in the Curtlss-Walker
case, returned a verdict giving
Judgment in favor of the defendant.
Before the retirement took place, the
court gave Instructions that no sum
was to be specified in the verdict.
This reversed the Judgment of the
lower court, where Curtlss was given
a Judgment as the result of a suit to
recover rent alleged to be due.
Have you done your best and been
beaten? Keep a stiff upper Hp. Do
a little better than your best this year.
Our first showing of
iust received from
New York's best
These suits will give
you an idea of the
style Tendencies for
We invite you to call
and see them. You
are welcome, buy or
"LUCKY" IS LUCKY
FAMOUS "LICKV" BALDWIN
ESCAPES DEATH AGAIN.
After Critical Hlne E. JT. Hladwhi
Attain Rallies and Will likely lie-
' Los Angeles, Feb. 4. E. J. "Lucky"
isHiawin, wno is seriously ill as a re
sult of nervous collapse at his home
here yesterday, rallied at midnight.
He Is better today.
His friends feared his luck had
broken and that death would this
time overtake him. His escapes from
death have been many and mysterious.
CRUCIAL DAY APPROACHES
BUT DOCTORS A HE HOPEFUL.
Wounded I'nlonlte Able to Converse.
Though Extensive Conversation Ex
haust II ini Doctors Fear Blood
Poisoning Tonight or Tomorrow as
Result of Wounds.
Union, Feb. 4. (Special.) F. P.
Lanius, the aged man shot by
Clayton Smith early tn the week fol
lowing a bitter quarrel, is still in a
precarious condition. When seen this
morning the wounded man was able to
converse though an extensive conver
sation exhausted him. His physician
can yet see hopes of recovery.
Crucial Hour Xear.
The third day since the shooting will
expire today, and according to prece
dent, the phyBlclan fears blood polson
lntr tonight or tomorrow. If such
complications can be averted, chances
for recovery will be much brighter
His family Is grief stricken.
If 1 1 II
CHARGES AGAINST HASKELL
CKEATEN deep SENSATION.
Undecided Whether or Not Haskell
Will Personally Answer Charges
Action oil Resolution In the legisla
ture IH-ferrcd Until Tomorrow
Bitterness Prevails in Administrative
Circle In Guthrie The Iiidh-tnicut
Guthrie. Okla., Feb. 4. A resolu
tion was proposed in the Oklahoma
legislature today denouncing the in
dictment returned yesterday against
Governor Haskell in the land fraud
scandal. The cases originated as a re
sult of a conspiracy hatched by Roose
velt and W. R. Hearst to defame him.
Action on the resolution was deferred
Senator Hoddie has' objected to any
consideration of the resolution, which
was Introduced by Senator D. M.
Smith. The Indictment against Has
kell has aroused considerable bitter
ness In administration circles. Has
kell Is undecided whether to go in
person to Muskogee, or not. It is un
derstood arrangements are being ,
made there for him to enter an ap
The federal grand Jury returned
:-ight Indictments last evening, one of
hem against Governor Haskell, charg
ng him with intent to defraud tht
M. L. Mott, attorney for the Creek
Nation, prominent In unearthing the
alleged land frauds, today said th
people of -Oklahoma feel deeply tht
disgrace following the exposure of th
frauds, and would gladly get rid o
Governor Haskell. Mott denied , th
report that Hearst had anything to d
with the Indictment against Haskell.
See the Style
See the Point
the pants that give
Thi price is
SVMMERVILLE MAN WAS
VICTIM OF AX INJUSTICE.
When Examined for Ills Mental Con
dillon Today, L. INnilscn ' Demon
strated That Ho Is hh Sane us Any
oneNew Case of Insanity Shows
Itself oil Streets Early Tills Morn
lug Middle-Aged Man of Marked
Clevoriicws. Placed lu City Jail.
Affirming that he was the victim
of spitework, L. Poulsen of Summer
ville Is today at liberty, having been
discharged by the board of mental ex
aminers. He Is as clear-minded as a
man of ordinary Intelligence. He ex
plains the arrest as being spite work
His mental condition Is not endanger
ed in the least, but he has been made
a ylc'.'.m of Injustice. Dr. M. K. Hall
was the examining physician. The
complaint against Poulsen was lodged
.wo days ago, but It was only yester
lay that he was taken Into custody.
He will return to his Summervllle
ranch none the'worse for having been
xnmined, Those who have seen and
alked with him today 'are-Chagrined
;hat the man's sanity should be doubt
A New Insanity Case.
Vaudeville and Impersonations ga-
ore were In store for a few residents
if West La Grande eurly this morning
vhen nn unknown man, evidently de
nented, cut so many capers on the
street near the" W. Hi Bohnenkamp
rsldence, that he quickly attracted.
'arge audience, though most of the
pectators assumed points of vantage
from housetops and behind kitchen
windows, while pedestrians kept away
very respectable distance until the
arrival of the officer.' As a lightning
-hange artist he was a dandy. To
weep the sidewalk with his coat, to
shout at the full capacity of his lungs,
do clog dancing, cut a comical caper
nd divers other things that only an
'nsHne person can do hII these werp
he skits that he put on the out-of-door
stage and which Was witnessed
a large gathering. Neighbors tele
phoned for the police. The arrival of
I'hlef of Police Walden put un end to
the early morning vaudeville, but the
streak of humor in the fellow could
not be squelched. "Now, this Is a
pretty. note." he. exclaimed when Jail
ward bound, "to be arrested on such
U Ot'HUlUUI u. voiiui. au-
plcment chief of police." Without re.
slstance he accompanied the chief to
the city Jail. En route he saw a flar-l-ig
"Burgomaster" billboard signs.
These were incentives for speech.
With each display line he would at
'ach a rippling couplet. Still com
menting on the Inconsistency of things
to be arrested on a grand morning like
the one which prevailed today, the Jail
door clanged nn his heels.- He was
soon In a deep sleep.
Jeustn Found Insane.
Jensen, the name of the stranger
arrested this morning, was examined
this afternoon by Dr. M. K. Hall. At
the conclusion of the examination the
patient was declared Insane and will
be sent to Salem. He states his par
ents live at Lewlston and that he Is
suffering with starvation of the brain
only one Instance of his keen wit.
PASSAGE ASSI REI).
Delay of n Few Days Only Dan-r
lacing Anti-Raring Bill.
Sacramento. Cal., Feb. 4. A final
vote will be taken In the senate this
afternoon on the Walker-Otis anil- i
race track bill. It will be a st". I !
'order. It Is conceded It will b passed I
! 5 to 1. Opponents will fe e to re-!
i consider, but even th- t v.--: only delay;
final adoption but a Tew days.
I Carrie Nation Fined.
i London. F h. 4 Carri Nation was
ihu aftrtm.in fimd 17.50 fir thrust-!
i ing her umbrella through a window
! f the car on the underground rail-,
! road, where a cigarette advertisement!
RETURNS TO THE STATES.
Negro Chiiiupioit Will Visit Canadian
Colonic) Powell-McFarlaitd Are- to
Flgnl. ' ...
San Francisco, Cal., Feb. 14. Jack
Johnson, the heavyweight champion
of the world,. cables a friend here that
he leaves Brisbane February 17, for
Vancouver, B. C, for a tour of the
The details are settled for a match
between Lew Powell and Paekey Me
Farland, to be held on Washington's
birthday. It will be for 20 rounds.
The articles will be signed tonight.
. WILL TAKE UNIT PUVX.
Judiciary Committee Refers Bill Hack
for Passage With Vnit Plan Is
Victory for the Bill Wants First
Class Cities Excluded, But This BUI
Olympla, Feb. 4. The local option
hill of the Anti-Saloon league won a
victory n the house this morning
when Palmer's local option bill was
turned down by a vote of 69 to 36.
The senate Judiciary committee co
which are .referred all . local option
bills, made three reports this morn
ing. A majority report, signed on the
unit plan, came back with the recom
mendation for passage, signed by five
members. The remaining two mem
bers wanted the bill excluding cities
of the first-class only, from the coun
ty unit plan. Both houses took action
on the squabble over the race track
bill of yesterday. The status of the
bill now Is that it has been passed by
the house with an emergency clause
and by the senate without the clause.
The probabilities are that both houses
may have a deadlock over the clause.
Indianapolis. Ind., Feb. 4. The
mid-winter meeting of the Indiana
Democratic Editorial association con
vened at the Denlson hotel today. , A
banquet will be held this evening, at
which Governor Marshall and otrier
men of prominence will be guests "of
Birmingham, Alu., Feb. 4. Presi
dent P. A. Baker of the National Antl
Saloon league and other orators will
assist the Alabama Anti-Saloon league
in celebrating the inauguration of
state-wide prohibition, during the con
vention opened today.
IF YOU KNEW
f weco uld talk it over, if we could show you the vast
number of prescriptions that have been filled here without
an error, if you could examine our oxkayes of im
portant drugs and chemicals and knew the reputations the
makers have tor reliability; in .short if you could fully
realize the superior service given throughout, we would
not have to urge you to bring your prescriptions here.
We do not urge, but simply remind you th3t our exper
ience has been veryample andthat wetake pride in the
purity of our drugs and medicines.
WE PROTECT Y0URPURSE ALSO
HEW UN DRUG STORE
PILOTAGE BILL ,
KILL BE PASSED
AFFECTS FREIGHT KATES
TO AND FROM IORTLAXD.
House Passe a Bill to Give $300 to
Each School District In the SUlo '
Southern Oregon Representative) -aud
Senators Hold Joint Session ta
Push Their Demands for a I-rgs
Appropriation for the Crater Laka
Salem, Feb. 4. "Portland's effort
to abolish compulsory pllotago" con
sumed "the time of the senate all fore
noon. The present system of pilotage
Is championed by McCue. Tht bill
was favorably reported by the com
mittee on commerce after a full hear
The bill undertakes to place the
management of shipping entering the
Columbia river on the same basla .
Puget Sound shippings.
The house passed a bill providing
tor at least $300 for each school dis
trict in the state. It will pass the en-
In the senate new' bills were Intro
duced, one for publishing supreme- '
court reports, and another to regulate
long distance telephones.
A Joint meeting of the southern Ore
gon members of both houses was held
t 1 o'clock today to : get united-
strength back of the M00.000 appro
priation for the Crater Lake auto rded.
The house pilotage bill removes all
possibility of differential against the
port of PortlKndJU.wll affect freight
rates on all freight to and from Ptct
land. At present the O. R. & N. rail
road absorbs the .cost of compulsory
pilotage. The bill passed the house
wlth 48 ayes, and 11 nays.
In the house the resolution adopted
this afternoon provided mileage for
visiting committees Jo all state Insti
tutions and Joint committees to meet
with like committees from the state
of Washington to Investigate matter
relating to fisheries and a bridge
across the Columbia. The senate has
passed the bill appropriating $20,000
for fish' hatcheries.
Xagct Assured a Job.
Washington. Feb. 4. Rnpresenta-
tlve Bartholdt of Missouri, positively
announced today that Charles P. N'a
iref of St. T-omIk. will be either sec;c
I tary of the Interior or of commerce
Wisconsin Cnahlr to Elcrt Stepheiwois
Madison. Wis., Feb. 4. Another
Joint ballot taken today inthe sena
torial contest showed United States
Senator Stephenson still lacks suffi
cient votes to secure his re-election.
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