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LA GRANDE, RiWX COUNTY, OREGON, MO.'I).U FEBRUARY 22," 1909. ,
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J'EDERAL GRAND JURY
CALLS MEN BEFORE THEM.
3X-)uty Marshal Here From Portland
to Serve Subioena on Those Against
Whom Forgerlw Were JIadc Mr.
Nlcdner Will Take Books and lice
ords Before the Jury Must Meet
. Before the 27th of This Month
Jury Digging Deep In Affair.
Close to SO business men and far
mers of this city and county will be
Jiauled before the federal -grand Jury
t Portland on the 27th of this month,
to testify In the probe to be carried
Vut by the grand Jury. In connection
-with the defalcations of J. W. Scrlber.
s cashier of the defunct Farmers &
Traders' National bank of this city.
All day yesterday a deputy United
"States marshal was In 1a Grande
armed with something like 80 sub
poenas, all of which have been served
-with Instructions to be In Portland and
report for witness purposes on Febru
ary 27, when the Scrlber matter will
be given consideration.
Receiver Walter Nledner' Is among
those subpoenaed. - However, he will
go to Portland before the . 2 7th. He
will take books and records of the
tank with him to "be able to give ex
While no list Is given out of the en
tire number served wjth papers. It Is
aid that a great percentage of those
called to Portland are men whose
'names are known, or said to have been
forged . by Scrlber, while the latter
-was In the cashlershlp. t
I Dainty Waist
What lady is there that
I does not want a new
waist. Call and
. . Explosion t Walla Walla.
Walla Walla, Feb. 22. While light
inir a fire In the stove this morning
leaking gas caused an explosion, prob
ably fatally burning E. W. Hill. The
families of Hill, and O. T. Dean were
occupying the house and escaped from
the flames In their night clothes. The
damage Is $3000.
Seven Roiotcl Killed.
Iola, Kan., Feb. 28. Seven persons
are reported killed today by a cyclone
at Reece, near Wichita.
AT SATURDAY MEETING THE
MOVEMENT IS ENDORSED
When La Grande Its '
A. Building Scheme,, omtaln
Grange W1U Be SolicL .Behind the
Movement Too Adopts Resolution
Favoring the Building of the Home
WUI Actively Aid la Bringing the
Movement to Success.
At the meeting held Saturday the
Blue Mountain grange, No. 845, passed
the following resoutlon, which shows
the sympathy the rural residents eel
toward the T. M. u. a. movement in
"Whereas, there has been some
movement tending toward the estab
lishment of a T. M. C. A. In our com
mnnltv! therefore be It
Resolved by Blue Mountain Grange
No. 346, That we are In favor or es
tnhiishlnsr a Y. M. C. A. In La Grande.
'IResolveJ, That If a campaign Is
naugurated, that we will actively as
Usiln said campaign."" J" r -' -
Just recieved by express
You are wanting these gowns
fot the season's social functions
In the daintiest Laces, Embrod
ones in sheet material.
walla m in
GRIP OF STRIKE
MORNING AND EVENING
PAPERS ISSUE DODGERS.
Because Management of Morning
Union Refugee to Grant SO Cent
Rake to Employe), Linotype Men
Go Out on Strike No Chanee of
SjK'edy Settlement Tlie Bulletin
Has Signed Agreement and Is Run
ning Today So Iaer Issued. '."
Walla Walla. Feb. 22. There Is lit
tle change In the strike situation fol
lowing a walk-out of printers in the
Washington Printing & Book Manu
facturing company, because the com
pany refused a 60-cent raise for llno
type operators and foremen. , Indica
tions point to a stubborn fight.
While the strike Is only In one shop
it affects the Evening Statesman and
the Morning Union, two of the city
The Morning Union Issued handbills
yesterday, but nothing this morning.
Its Sunday Issues usually contain is 4
pages. The Statesman Is using a bul
letin board to announce its news. The
other aper, the Evening Bulletin, hai-
signed the agreement.
There Is no prospect of an early ad
John Anthony, who has been In the
city several days, expects to leave lr
the morning for the new city of River
Junction, of which he is the owner ol
the townsite. ,
Delmar, Del., Feb. 22. Filled with
passengers en route to Norfolk to wit
ness the reception of the Atlantic
fleet, the first section of the Pennsyl
vania excursion train, southbound,
collided with two locomotives In the
yards here today. Seven men were
n All in i v iiiuil iniTr nior ni
HAW IflSl IIUflLIUfllL unit DILL
Sacramento, Cal., Feb. 22. "Rac
ing will continue in California just the
same as if the Otis-Walker bill never
passed," was the boast made today by
"Intimate friends'- of opponents of the
measure. Word comes down the line
that a loophole which will make the
TfiFT PAYS TRIBUTE IN SPEECH
Phlladelphla, Feb. 22. President
elect Taft today addressed a great au
dience of students, faculty and grudu-! fluence of various professions on poll
ates of the University of Pennsylvania, , tics. He pflid a tribute to physicians,
dlKcussing the pre;nt relations of the i Journalists, professional men In poli
"leamed professions" to the govern- tii-s. He ruloglxed Washington.
ENTER SPOKANE ON HILL
ROAD IS PRESENT PLAN
S.attk', Feb. 12. That the Northern
Pai'lfic will use th track of the Si.
Paul road between Llnd and Ellcns
burg. In eastern Washington for the
operation of passenger trains, and that
in. return the St. Pnul road will tecut-.'
INSANE FARMER KILLS AND SUICIDES
Eleva, Wis., Feb. 22. After the
wholesale murder of his family. Hans
sveum, a farmer, today died from self
Inflicted wounds. Sveum, recently re
leased from the Insane asylum, stabbed
to death his four children aiyt killed
GEORGE WASHINGTON WAS
k OPIOSED TO "PARTIES."
London, Purls and Other Cities Across
the Sea Remember the Father of the
United States Many American Cities
Give Over Allt-iitlou to Celehratloii
' Washington Adverse to Celebra
tions While lie Was Yet Alive Old
Joke Retold. .,,.,'
Washington, Feb. 22. As usual, the
birthday of George W ashington was
observed as a holiday In the capital of
the nation, and numerous patriotic
observances marked the day. The ab
sonce of the president and many other
high government, naval and army of
ficials, who are at Hampton JJoads to
welcome the fleet, detracted somewhat
from the Interest In the Washington
observance. ; y -:
Wall Street Deerted.
" New York, Feb. 22. Wall street was
deserted and business generally sus
pended in lower New York today,
while the metropolis celebrated the
birthday of the nation's founder.
Hub City Honors Him.
, Boston, Feb. 22. Flags are floating
all over Boston today In memory of
Washington, and the Hub Is sustain-
ng its reputation as the most patriotic
"lty of the land, V
Paris Is Ohnervant.
v Paris, Feb. 22, Enthusiastic patrl
otlsm marked the celebration of
Vashlngton's birthday by the Amerl
(Continued on page eight.)
. Fire added to the horror, destroying
the combination, baggage and mall car.
The victims were employes and the
bodies have been recovered. Several
passengers were burled under the de
bris, but none were seriously Injured.
bill Ineffective, has been found. The
bill Is a draft of the Hughes' bill,
which has proven effective In New
York, but It Is pointed out conditions
are different here. The plan Is to
point out the loophole after the legis
; He referred to the Interest and ln-
ntrance to Spokane over the rails of
the Hill ine. Is the substance of a well
founded report circulating In railroad
irclcs here. The negotiations f r
inch an exchange of court-":--' were
'n pi" rcs hiuriy weeks.'
23 head of stock and chopped up the
bodies. He then stabbed himself and
then Jumped from a barn loft with a
rope around his neck. At the same
time he hurled a fire Into the stable,
firing the barn.
- Aitell and Reugan Ready ;' ' 1
.' San Francisco, ; Feb. 2a. Jimmy
Reagan, Monte Attell, the bantams,
who are to fight 20 rounds at Colma
this afternoon, weighed In today and
neither budged the beam at 116. Rea
gan Is a favorite In the betting. The
fight Is scheduled to open at 3 o'clock.
: Brllt A Ijondon Favorite.
London, Feb. 22. Jimmy Biitt, the
California lightweight,' Is today rated
as a favorite over Johnny Summers
for tonight's 20-rou'nd battle.'
GREAT IRRIGATION PROJECT
. N IDAHO IS LAUNCHED.
Government Project. In Ada and. Can
yon Counties of Idaho, Attracts
Thousands at the Opening Is One
of the Greatest Project Undertaken
by the Government Payettc-Bolse
Irrigation In Great Boon to Home
deckers and Settlers.
Boise, Feb. 22. In the presence of
officers of the reclamation service,
state officers and members of ' the
Idaho legislature, water was today di
verted from the Boise river Into the
canal leading to the Deer Flat reser
voir, 20 miles distant, making a for
mal opening of the Payette-Boiee ir
rlgatlon project. Four hundred thou
and acres of land are included In the
project, and means much to home-
It Is the greatest piece of reclama
tion work ever undertaken by the
United States government' ,. Half of
the 400,000 acres under tho section
opened 'today re,, irrigated by means
of a great mas-Jiry dam In the Boise
river, eight ml.es above Boise. The
water is diverted to a system of cRiials
coverlng.a greater part, of Ada and
Canyon counties. Deer Flat resnrvolr,
whore the water will be stored, Is the
largest artificial body of waer in the
world. Special trains tod-- brought
settlers from the surrounding country
to witness the opening. .
Firm Under Cross-Examlnation.
Nashville, Feb.' 22. Under cross-
examination today, Robin Cooper re
peated the story of the killing of for
mer Senator E. W. Carmack. He told
practically the same story as under
At one point Attorney General Mc-
Carn shouted: "You shot him when he
was down, didn't you?"
"That's a lie," declared 'Robin.
"I shot him when he was standing.
pointing a revolver at me."
Nature and a complexion brush can undo , most of
the havoc that time and weather works. Nature re
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the circulation and to brush out the worn out tissues.
These brushes do make good complexions and sooner
or later you will use one. We make it easier for you
to use one now. Our prices are very low. and .we
carry the sort of brushes tnat have recieved the
highest approval. r
NEWLIN DRUG STORE
LA GRANDE, OREGON
MARVELOUS TOUR OF
THE. WORLD IS ENDED.
Having Been En Tour for Months, tli.
Atlantic Fleet is Welcomed Home
Touches Hampton Roads Early la
the Forenoon Elaborate Receptloa
Planned tor Officers Great TSohtv
Crashes Through Old Point Comfort
for Long Time Today. , ,
Itinerary of the Fleet.
Left Hampton Roads Decern- (
ber II, 1907. '
' Arrived: , .'.'; ,
Rto de Janeiro, January 12,
' Punta Arenas. January 81.
Valparaiso, February 14.
. Callao, February 20. v.
' Magdalena Bay, March 12. v
, San Francisco, May 6.
, Honolulu, July 1 .
Auckland, August 10.
Sydney, August 20.
Melbourne, August 2S. . .
Manila, October 2.
Yokohama, October 18.
Manila, first division, October
81. , .. :
Amoy, second division, Octe-
Colombo, December 12.
Port Said. January 6, 1909.
Naples, January 10.
Vlllcfrance, January 11.
.Malta, January 14.
Marseilles, January .16. .
Gibraltar, January 31.
Hampton Roads, February 22.
Total distance covered: '44,227
miles. . .-
Time consumed One year, .
two months and six daysu- s
Foreign countries visited 15.
Old Point Comfort, Va.', Feb. 22. '
Enthusiastically welcomed by the mad
blowing of the whistles of a score of
naval vessels and a hundred or more
other ships, this only to be drowned"
out by the thunderous saluting of 21 ,
guns from each of the 16 battleshlps
ll.e wuiuiuu, Ainrrica recortl-'
breaking fleet sailed majestically Into
Hampton Roads today.
It was the fleet's home-coming af
ter its circumnavigation of the glob
-the most remarkable continuous voy-"
age ever made by the warships of any
President Roosevelt and Secretary
of the Navy Newberry, who were the
last to bid the fleet godspeed when it
left Hampton Roads December 16,
1807,. were the first to greet It upon
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