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SALEM LKGIKLATI.KE DEEMS
IT IXWISE TO MEDDLE NOW.
Taking Precedent From California,
Great Majority of Oregon's Senators
Vote to Kill Aslutk" Exclusion Dill
Measure Completely Dcud Cham
pion Affirm Jiimii W1U "Swell 1 1"
If a Back Scat Is Taken by Otp-goti
In This Manner.
Salem, Feb. 9. The senate spent
the morning- discussing Senator .Bai
ley's resolution demanding the exclu
sion of all Asiatics. The measure was
finally killed by a vote of 22 to 5. The
five who went on record for complete
exclusion were Bailey, Coffey, Hart,
Miller of Linn, and Schofleld. A ma
jority took the stand that the reso
lution was inopportune now, owing to
the critical situation in California overl
the same matter. Bailey, speaking
for the resolution, said it would be bad
taste to take a back seat now and that
"'vain, proud, puffed up Japan would
grow more aggressive if such a step
was taken." Bingham and Sinnott
spoke against the measure. President
Bowerman of the senate, and Speaker
McArthur of tho house, each received
messages from United States Senator
Bourne, stating that the president is
endeavoring to settle the Jap question
amicably. ', '
' J ' Murder nt Xorlh Yakima.
North Yakima, Wash., Feb. 9, A
coroner's Inquest to ascertain the cause
of death of William P. Breeze, whose
'body was found Thursday, revealed to
day -that the man was murdered, his
skull helng crushed. He was last seen
'when he left the Yakima Gas com
Jpany's office, where he' was employed,
December 22. Police are looking
for the woman seen with Breeze,
Our first showing of
just received from
New York's best
These suits will give
you an idea of the
style Tendencies for
IVe invite you to call
and see them. You
are welcome, buy or
I'AMOl S ST. PA l'L PASS IS
COMPLETED AT 10 O't'lXK'K.
After Working Since Xovcinlier 0,
lttllfl, Workmen lit 10 O'clock Today
Completed Uie Long Bore Through
the Ititter Hoot Mountains Con
mvts Middle West With Seattle and
Water Houte to Orient Marks the
Completion of the Coast Extension
Seattle, Feb. 9. With whistles
blowing and other noises rending the
air, the last tunnel of the Chicago,
Milwaukee & Puget Sound railroad at
St. Paul pass, In the Bitter Hoot moun
tains, met in the center of the bore at
10 o'clock this morning.
With the' completion of this tunnel
this entire line of the St. Paul's coast
extension is practically completed.
Less than 50 miles of rails remain to
be laid to connect Chicago, the busi
ness center of the west, with Seattle,
the western route to the orient. An
elaborate banquet will be given the
workmen by the officials, at Taft.
Tunnel Is 8700 Feet Long.
The first ground for the tunnel at
St. Paul pass was broken November
8, 1908, 110 miles west of Missoula.
The bore, which is 8700 feet long, was
hewn out of solid rock. Later all
trains will be operated through the
tunnel by electricity.
The M. I. A. IJne-up.
The line-up for the M. I. A. bas
ketball team that plays at the rink to
night has been announced as follows:
Walt and Schofleld, forwards: V.
Bean, center; Starr and Oedcles.
guards. Utility, E. Bean and Metcalf.
Work on the new wool scouring mill
and the new churn factory at Echo Is
bring pushed. ,
IRRIGATION MASS MEETING
To breed Irrigation germs In the Sandrldge district, where land
owners have of late become Inoculated with the Irrigation virus to 4
such an extent that they are anxious to be informed additionally as to
the details of the Grande Ilonde Irrigation project, a mass meeting
wijl be held at Alice! in the near future this week If possible. To
that meeting La, Grande boosters will be Invited to give addresses on
the plans and project Involved. Many heretofore were slow to grasp
the meaning of Irrigation to the Sandrldge, are said to have "come
over" and are working for the project. If 4,0i0 or 5,000 acres can be
subscribed In a compact form, the Irrigation scheme as originally
planned, will be curried out. -
New and added Interest is shown
by Sandridde farmers In the' possibili
ties offered them by tile .promoters of
the Irrigation scheme, and to present
indications can be attached authority
for the statement that the entire dis
trict to be reached by the proposed
Sandrldge main canal, may yet become
a part of the area to be watered. Of
late those formerly opposed to sub
scription for water rights, are becom
ing convinced of the benefits to be
derived and at the coming mass meet
ing in Alice), It Is thought conversion
will be complete. It does not appear
impossible to secure 5000 acres In that
district, but the problem at hand is to
get the subscription In a compact
form, where the ditch will not have
to be run for miles to reach all the
subscribers' land. The transmigration
of wheat land from one farm to an
other during the recentsandstorms,
where several wheat fields were more
With the minor case standing In the
way of speedy trial disposed of this
afternoon, the call for attorneys In the
Joe Williams case was issued, and In
terest in circuit court affairs has gor
no several pegs tonight. This Is'un-
quentionably the banner case for wide
spread interest on the present tJocket.
While the call for attorneys went
out at 2:30, the final arguments-In the
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the pants that give
or less scattered about and the seed
gram blown from the ground, is no
doubt partlaltT'respoiislhle for the sud
den change in front by Sandrldge far
East I41 Grande Liberal.
The district east of La Grande Is
now signing up very satisfactorily, for
there are few farmers along the pro
posed route of the canal who have
not taken water. With the addition
of the 1000 acres yesterday by Harnett
of Wasco, the total subscription on
this side of the valley eliminating the
acreage already subscribed by Sand
ridge people, Is a trifle more than 13,
000 acres. Fifteen thousand acres are
desired on this side. .
Kerb's .May Attend.
If possible the mass mvetlng at All
eel will be held on the day which Da
vld Eccles, at the head of the sugar
company, is to be In La Grande, some
time In the near future.
case of the Sugar company vs..Orton
were not completed until 3:30, and
shortly after that time the Williams
case stepped Into the limellghtt. Offl
cers have been busy subpoenaing wit
nesses all day, and fromthe number
of legal papers given out fur service,
the defense, and state will both havp
a large list of men and women on hand
to testify The specific charge against
the negro Is setting fire to the Htlts
Andross property over two weeks ago
F. S. Ivanhoe will handle the prosecu
tion and C. If. Finn the defense.
To Break Hat Strike.
New York, Feb. 9. Under the terms
of a resolution adopted at a recent
meeting of the National Hat Manu
facturers association, ah attempt to
break the strike by opening factories
on the open shop plan was commenced
Loday. Strikers who may want to get
hsek will be re-emrooyed If not the
manufacturers will start work with
ill men who apply. Tiie manufactur
ers do not expect any secession from
the ranks of the strikers at once. They
dmply hope that when the strikers
see tin' plants running they w ill even
tually break ranks.
Attorney Hob -rt Lloyd -of Elgin,
enme up this afternoon on business at
the court house.
Olympla, Feb. 9. In the house to
day Hanson called up the . anti-race
Hack ifanibllni; bill, and requested the
htise to concur in the senate amend
ment striking nut the etm rgency
fiiin'i-. Tills was done, only Inn vut-
n; j;o. J tie hill is now r.-aily i-
I lit- governors signature, tlicrcb'- i.L-
liiiK an end to racing in V.V '-:.iglon.
The ilrys announeeil t'1 1. ill con
tinue the session In'- 1 :i ;i;iit, If nec
essary, to put the ).;,..! option bill on
The most Imp o tant new bill Intro
duced lu the senate was by the cm-tr.f.'-W.
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which Is an employers" liability law.
making employers liable for persona)
injnrJes by employes.
Tli bill Is similar to the' one urged
for enactment by congress, by Iloose-velt.
GOItGEOVS HECEITIOX GIYEX
EXGUXXD'S KIXG AXD OlEEN.
Iloch der Kaiser SMkeit by King Ed
. ward Today When Hoyal Couple Is
ItcccKcd With Open Arms In Berlin
Greeting Between ICoyul FuiiiIIIch
Most Cordial Gorgeous Eight
Horse Carriage- of Stale at DIsjMwal
of the Ylsllors. ' -
Berlin, Feb. 9. Kaiser Wllhelm em
braced King Edward, kissed him on
both cheeks when the royal visitor ar
rived from London with the queen to
day. The king then kissed the Iiand
of the German empress arid the kaiser
kissed the hand of the English queen.
The entrance of the king and queen to
the city was onef of the most notable
events elSrlln has seen In many years.
King Attired lu German Uniform.
The kaiser was dressed In an Eng
lish uniform, while the king was at
tired In a German uniform In 'con
formity with European court etiquette
for such occasions.
Enormous crowds gathered at t.K
railway station. After the ceremonies
attending the introductions, the king
and kaiser entered the gorgeous state
couch and were' driven through lines
of cheering people to the palace. The
coach was drawn by eight beautiful
bluck horses. The queen accompanied
Berlin Officials Welcome.'
At Brandenburg gate Mayor Klrsch
ner, assisted by the aldermen and
Ity councillors, extended a formal wel
come in behalf of the city. The king1
replied briefly. At the palace a sa
lute 0!, 100 guns .was fired.
Xot Advocating Tariff IJenioval.
Seattle, Feb. 9. The United States
forest service Is not advocating the re -
moval of th tariff on forest products,
notwithstanding Washington tele-
graphic advices In 'that effoet. This;
assmane is given by It.' S, Kellogg,
if the forest service, to coast lumber-
men nt a conference last nigni. . me(
attitude of the forest service in tne
tariff fight will not be known until
Kellogg returns to Washington and
submits the Information obtained here.
Call for Bank StatemeutM.
Washlngt.m, T. C, Feb. Th
comptroller of the currency today Is-,
sued a call for statements of the con -
ditlon of nil national banks at the'
close of business February 5.
"rililln Bob" ItidiculcH War.
Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. While rid
iculing a war with Japan, "Fighting
Bob" Evans today declared that a bat
tleship fleet should be sent to the' Pa
cific as a precautionary measure. He
says that In view of the present war
talk It would be wise to send a part
of the Atlantic fleet to the Pacific.
THE DRUGS YOU USE
Should be pure ;
Should be fresh
Should be of right potency
Should be dispensed carefulty
Should cost you but a fair price
Should be bought amid cleanly surroundings
Everything at our store is as it should be. You can
place utmost confidence in our goods," and our methods
will surely appeai to you.
WE WOULD LIKE YOUR TRADE
NEWLIN DRUG STORE
kiss jap situation
CHANGE OF XOTES LOXGV
Entire .laiwuicse Situation Has licea
Turned Over to Srxwker Stanton of
California House Governor (ill let to
Will Send Xo More Special Message
Governor Believe President'
I'rgent .Messages Will Suffice Co
Sacramento, Feb. J. Governor Gil-'
lette today declared that he proposes
leaving the handling of the' anti-Japanese
situation in the assembly to-
morrow to Speaker Stanton and that
he does not Intend to send any more
msesages on the subject to the legisla
ture. Gillette believes Roosevelt stated
clearly In his telegram to Stanton what
the federal government desires dona
tomorrow when Grove Johnson's antl
Japanese measures, com up for re
consideration. He believes Stanton
will point out the president's urgent
message to him should be heeded and
Johnson's bills killed. V'
' Matter Is Stsrtnu. ' . ' .
Washington, Feb, 9. The Impres
sion here is growing In diplomatic cir
cles tnat tne exenange or (upiomauis
notes has proceeded further than was
believed heretofore, find that when th
president Insisted the California meas
ures would be considered an affront
by Japan in the event of their enact
ment, he spoke with full knowledge
of the nature of these exchanges. Th
president told a visitor to the Whtta
House today that. if a conflict name, an
affront was prettV we-fl Istabilshed In
hl mind, even If he had not gone fur-
her In pointing out the provocatlo
.that might be cause of a rupture If
the anti-Jap legislation insisted on by
California was passed.
Virginia Anti-Saloon league.
Norfolk, Va.. Feb. 9. Jubilant at
(bone, the Anti-Saloon League worker;
of Virginia are gathering in Norfolk
1 1""" 10 consioer projects jor wu,n.5
1 the crusade. It Is proposed to or'-
j inmlite a campaign to, maue Norfolk
and Portsmouth dry. In. the UM?
''"X It la hl the drys have a majority
but the practical men of the prohibi
tion element will not make the cltv
dry as long as Norfolk is wet,' holding
that ft would be Useless to do so? It
is believed the Anti-Saloon evectitlvo
committee will make Its hardest fight
In Norfolk and failing to carry it, that?
It will then force the issue of state
wide prohibition, the only means left
to make this a dry city, If local option
falls. The convention will Inst three
days. . :,