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LA GRANDE, VMOJf COUNTY, OREGON, 6ATURBAY, FEBRUARY IS, It09.
CO EDS IN FIGHT
U. OK 1. STUDENTS OF
LIBERIA IH A BOLD HOLDUP
OXFllltATED RUSSIAN !
iiCTLU OF DEM' J'l.OT.
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WITH ..M M! PUT
JOHNSON S ROAD KILL WENT
THROUGH SENATE EASILY.
House is ill Eugene Today Farliclpal
- lug In Celebration or Fiftieth Anni
versary of Oregon's Admission lo
.Statehood l-ubor Hills Killed Sin-
JIOl'N 'McUslll'O lillld lO Rest I.usl
Week of Session lo Open Next Mon
day Morning New Record.
Salem, Feb. 13. ltoth houses broke
the record by working Friday night
until midnight. The house udjourned
.und attended Admission day exercises
at Ei'K'.'iie today, where the stuto uni
versity Is celebrating the fiftieth an
niversary of Oregon statehood.
The senate was in session and killed
the last of the labor bills and the
measure by Slnnutt to protect persons
engaged In dangerous occupations.
Johnson's road bill went through
with little opposition and goes to the
house. A number of local and salary
bills passed, one going over the gov
Both houses will resume work Mon
day and commence the last week of
OPTION IX ranger.
IVds III Washington Senate Have
Under Hold on Situation,
Oivmnla. Feb. 13. Today the sltu-
alion in the senate seems to be 'ii to
I'a against the Mc.Masters load option
bill. The nets contend positively they
Imve .strength to remove The drastic
leatures of the measure which they
ssay means prohibition and to enact a
'local option bill giving mnnlcipalltes
"the right to determine whether it shall
be .wet or dry.
Our first showing of
usf received from
New York's best
These suits wit! give
you an idea oi the
style Tendencies for
IVe invite you to call
and see them. You
are welcome, buy or
Girls' Di-esscp Torn Hiitl Faces Scratch-
cl tog and Hlh Itroken Count
letw limine Sustained.
Washington, Pa., Feb. 13. Scores
of men students, and a dozen ro-eds
of the University of Pennsylvania are
suffering from Injuries sustained when
members of the Junior class raised
their colors on the tower of the main
school building. A score of students
rushed to tear down the colors and
wero met by a party of Juniors on the
stairs. They clashed, the fight raging
through the corridors and class
rooms. The co-eds engaged In the
scrimmage on both sides. Many
emerged with torn dresses and faces
badly scratched. Injuries to the men
consisted of broken legs and ribs,
countless sprains end bruises. At the
end of the battle the Junior colors
ABSTRACT PRONOUNCED 0, K.
AFTER LONG INVESTIGA
TION M 'COURT APPENDS O. K.
Clear. Hut Complicated Title by Orig
inal Holders Delays Final Accept
ance of Herry Iroieriy Abstract
McCnurt Fully Satisfied Willi Doc
ument. Practically all objections to the ab
stract of the J. M. Berry property,
which Is to be used for the govern
ment postoffice site, has been answer
ed and the document will soon be on
,",sy heel- to Washington again.
The abstract was prepared by the La
Urande Investment company here and
sent to Washington. Hue to a com
plication of affairs arising over the
donation of the tract of land where
(Continued on page 8 )
ENGLISH TROOPS AND
SHIPS TO THE SCENE
State DeiMirtmciit at Washington In
Alarmed Over Conditivu In Llltcriii
- Urge Congress to Send Commix
Moil to Consider Matter England
Protecting Its Suhjivts anil Foreign
Travelers In llio Country National
Washington, Feb. 13. Conditions
in Liberia are causing grave concern
at the capital, according to members
of the state department, today. It Is
believed the crisis in affairs ut the lit
tie African republic has been reached.
and that the national existence of Li
beria is drawing to a close. Marines
have been landed from the British
warship at Monrovia, the capital, and
a column of soldiers uispaicneti irom
Sierra Leone for the purpose of af
fording protection to the English resl
dents and travelers.
The state department will make re
newed efforts to persuade congress to
appropriate money for the appoint
ment of a commission to visit Liberia
to ascertain conditions, and recom
mend what action is to be undertaken
by the United States.
SEATTLE GIVEN MONEY.
Labor Elements In Sound Country Will
Aid Sentenced Leaders.
Seattle. Feb. 13. A thousand dol
lars has been raised by organized la
bor here to fight the ease against
Compels, Mitchell and Morrison, sen
tenced to prison for contempt of
court, at a meeting last nigut or la
TROUSERS L U)
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See the Stvle
See the Point
the pants that give
Th sprite is
PASSENGER CARS SUHJECT-
. tKD TO RAPID FUSII.ADE.
Mull Car RoIiIkI of One Thousand by
Two Robbers Near Military Junc
tion Last Night Stop Train by a
Clever Ruse Euglneiueii Covered
With Revolver While Colleague Ri
fle Valuable Mull In Hie Cur A
Posse Pursues in Automobile.
Denver, Feb. 13. After slopping
the Denver & Hio Grande fast mail.
two masked men held up and robbed
the mall coach of $1(100 worth of reg
istered mall last night near Military
Junction. Today an armed posse Is
pursuing the robbers In an auto.
During the robbery one robber bom
barded the passenger coaches with
Resort to Clever Ruse.
As the train was approaching Mill-
tary Junction, the engineer saw a
prostrate form of a man tying on the
track, with another man standing over
him frantically waving his hands. The
engineer brought the train to a quick
stop. Immediately one man ran to
the side of the engine, nivl pointed a
revolver at the engineer and fireman,
and ordered them to raise their hands.
Other trainmen who came out were
sent b;:ck to their cars under threats.
Fnsilade of Bullets,
One robber kept up a constant fusl-
lade of bullets to frighten passengers
so none of them w ould Cmie out. An.
ther entered the mail ear. compelled
the clerk to pr.lnt out the registered
man. and with the foot placed In a
saert. droppeil from the window. Ilieiblh hmgt ,uul , a way interesting.
rouneis tnen roreeu tne engineer inix,.xl Mn,H.. vtecelver Nledner sends
start the train. Soon the news reached!.
Dfnvcr, a short distance away and
posse started In pursuit.
A. f. Miller, who has been taking
Ireatment at Hot Lake, came In. this
morning to spend Sunday with his
orothers, William aiul Robert.
ii i m in iMiii mm living
county, who has committed a crime
within the past three or more years,
has not already been detected,
tln ie is mi reason to believe that some
of l hem at least have not been now.
The 'grand jury this forenoon returned
.'n true hills and only one of the L'S is
made public, and that one Is a true
hill aicalnst Tom Maxwell, charged
SIGNING HALL'S PETITION
IM.VIU KN SAID TO HE
AFTER WALDEVS .IOR.
As Yet No New Timber Shows I p in
ilie oiiiii ilmcn's (Junrtcr Wil
liams and Monroe 'lliniilii lo He
( iiniliilaies, lint Mcers anil An
drews Arc Yet Silent.
l'i lilh'iis are being circulated today
hy the rvi. nils of Dr. M. K. Hall, to
have him become a candidate for re
lehetion. It is understood (hat fotin
' eihn iu Monroe of the First waul, and
j I'oiiiieilm.ui J. T. Williamson of tin
I Fourth ward, will be candidal' s " o
for r lection. The other : iring
i ouni -ilmen are A. V. An' " s of the
Set oml ward, and F I. '1 v i rs of the
Fourth ward, bi t '. 1 -' i i r or not they
will consent to serve the city for an
'h r li.i-m has r 't been ascertained.
I For m.t -:i:! pi sent uml .
John allien, has no idea of handing
over the star, but it I announced that
ex-marshal Lou Reyhuin ha dtsins
on the position. There Is little quej-
Noted Writer and Revolutionist In
HiiKslu Ordered Arrested Today
Political Cuusc Illamcd.
St. Petersburg, Feb. IS. A warrant
was issued today for the arrest of
Maxim Gorky, the celebrated writer
und leader of the revolutionary move
ment In Russia. It Is believed to be
the result of political agitation.
Rain ami Snow ut Condon.
Condon. Feb. 13. Farmers are re
joicing over two Inches of snow, unJ
a heavy fall of rain last night, turn
ing to sleet. It has put the'grountl in
flue condition for spring.
Fla.. Feb. U. Jack Wade,
a negro, was lynched today at Lake-
land, 30 mites away, lie assaulted a I
white girl. I
BED TAPE TO CAUSE DELAY
TAKES A MONTH TO
ISSUE FIRST PAYMENT,
Checks Most Be Asked for. Figured
Out. Scut to Washington, Figured
Ag.iln. Signed by Comptroller, Re
turned to La Grande und Sent to
That 11 win be well along toward
the li'ith of March before depositors
In the defunct Farmers & Traders'
,xatlonaI bank can realize cash on
I ,uv,l,.nr1 cheeks, tins heciinw evident.
i;Ttltl 4ps which th receivership
,B ui,jert,,j t(1 ln connection with the
, ,,liyim.nl f divldemts to depositors is
lh Pfimntroller of the currenev at
ivuhin.i,.n l.ttnr reouesilnir hlank
schedules and blank checks, ln 10
days' time the order Is filled. Then
with the money on hand the receiver
calculates what the pro rata payments
(Continued on page R
TRUE BILLS FOUNQ
BY GRAND WRY AND
.Willi I lie
lareeiiy oi uu overcoat Irom
a rooming uouse
hi Fir street.
The present grand Jury has worked
hard and patient and .evidently has
something to show' for Its labors.
Not. for years lias a Jury made such a
record as this jury and It Is under
stood that there Is to he another grist
turned in before court adjourns this
evening. It Is also rumored that the
Any Remedy You
We handle all advertised remedies and toilet prepar
ations Remember that you oan et these things here
whether they are advertised for sale by us or not.
TKs n the store that has it and you Will sav3 time
by coming to ua for anything you need in the drug line
You are apt to save money often as well as time.
NEWLIN DRUG STORE
LA GRANDE, ORECDU
REMOVAL OF TARIFF ON
U)W GRADE IS FEARED.
Gmit 1obby Forming ut Washington '
to Tlivtwrt l'HNMige of House Cm -nit
tco IU'couiuiciubilloii Canadi
ans Would Flood American Market
mo Disastrously That American Linn
Imtiiicii Would Never Uveuver 11
luiiMiul Shock Uiiprei-cdcnked Action.
Washington. Feb. 13, Announce '
nient that the congressional commit
tee has determined to recommend lh
Uoit(n f tne ,umbl,r llkritt on aU
grades has brought to Washington a
lobby of lumbermen from all parts of
the country. Lumber Interests will
use the argument that If congresst
adopts the recommendations, the
United States lumber Industry will be
dealt a blow from which It wilt never
Low Grade Protection Wanted.
Lumbermen are partteufarty an
xious to have the tariff preserved oA
low grades of lumber. They say that
tf It Is admitted free. Canadians will
flood the American market.
rtnelwt nt the Bottom.
Never In the history of any Indus- '
try In the United States has such radi
cal action been recommended by at
congressional committee. It la under
stood Chief Forester Glfford Plnchot
Influenced the committee to make tha
recommendatlon. t P.inehot believes
that' with- free fW grade lumber th
Amerlcan forests can be conserved It 1
no other way.
Robbery at Wasliougnl.
, Washougal, Wash., Feb. 18. F.ariy
this morning, robbers entered-the AVa
shougal bank and attempted to blow
the safe with two charges of dynamite.
They failed, having been frightened
away by an approaching bakery wag
on. MORE COMING
jury will not hhh to we uiscntti eu, oui
simply for an adjournment subject ti
call. How many of these already re
turned bills will be tried at this term
of court cannot now be stated. He
fore announcement the defendant
must be found and nrrested. H is
ipilte evident that there will be sev
eral weeks of Jury, work before the
term Is finished.
(Continued on page 5.;