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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, FEI1RUAHY 14, 10.
DEMUR Oil LOCAL
0 PLEADINGS HEARD IN
CIRCUIT COURT TODAV.
fiuniiiiervllle Whlaky And Gambling
Case Rest Until Argument on De
murrers Piled by Defense Arc Heard
Holds That Ixx-al Option Law In
Invalid In Union County and Charge
1 Null May .Await High Court's
Holding that the local option law In
ITnlon county la invalid, Attorney T.
H. Crawford has filed demurrers In
every Summervllle whisky and gam
bling case wherein 11 defendants were
arraigned yesterday. The defendants
were given time to plead, the hour be
ing set for 9 o'clock this morning. Be
fore the time for pleading came. At
torney Crawford who handles all the
defense cases, filed the demurrers. In
the gambling cases the demurrers
simply attempt to set out legal flaws
in the Indictments.
Considerable Interest is evinced In
the usual stand taken In the whisky
case. It may mean that no decision
will be forthcoming until the supreme
court hands down findings in the
Roeseh vs. Union County appeal, now
T-e to Indium.
EvansViiie, Ind., Feb. 24. As a dl
Tect result of the passage of a prohl
Toltion law by the Tennessee legisla
ture, Eransvllle Is rapidly gainlngln
population and industries. Several
nvtvolesale liquor dealers, driven from
"Tennessee by the strong arm of the
law, have established themselves here
and many others are likely to come.
What lady is there that
does not want a new
waist. Call and see
La Grande, Oregon
Moran Mill Anxious for Go.
New York. Feb. 14. Owen Moran,
the English featherweight, who fought
two draws with Aba Attell, today Is
sued a challenge to Attell for a third
battle. Moran posted $(000 to bind
To be prepared for war Is one of
the most effectual means of preserving
COL DUNCAN IS
PUT Oil STAND
RELATES EXPERIENCE WITH
CARMACK PRIOR TO SHOOTING.
Col. Duncan Cooiht Called to the
Stand This Afternoon Details the
Con venation Between Himself and
earmark That Latter Pulled Ills
Revolver Is Corroborated.
- Nashville, Tenn., Feb. - 24. Qol.
Duncan Cooper took the stand today
In the trial growing out of the mur
der of Senator Carmack, and told ol
the fatal encounter. He said he met
Carmack and spoke to him. He said
Carmack Immediately reached for his
revolver. He testified:
'I remember saying something about
a 'damned coward wno wouia niue
behind a woman, but I did not say I
got you'." He corroborated the testi
mony of Robin, his son, as to the
number of shots fired. He declared
he did not draw his revolver until af
ter Carmack fired at Robin.
Captain Fltzpugh, In cross-examining,
caused Cooper to identify a. bill
dated 1883, admitting he appropriated
to his own use, 1351.08, received from
a land sale. Fltzpugh declared be.
would show that Cooper defaulted to
the extent of $100,000.
Just recieved by express
You are wanting these gowns
for the season's social functions
In the daintiest Laces, Embrod
eres In sheet material.
STORM SWEEPS OVER
ARKANSAS KILLING M
Little Rock, Ark., Feb. 24. Fourteen persons were killed, scores
injured, livestock destroyed and one town demolished Is the record
today of a tornado that swept eastern Arkansas. Owing to a gale, wire
communication Is Interrupted. t
It Is Impossible to ascertain the details. The greatest damage was
at Fisher, Poinsett county, which was destroyed and where eight were
killed. Six were killed In Woodruff county. Torrential rains accom
panied the tornado, which la still raging.
Norfolk, Neb.. Feb. 24. This sec
tion Is in the grip of another blizzard.
For the fourth time In three weeks
railroad traffic through northern Ne
braska and southern South Dakota Is
blocked by snow drifts. Trains for
Rosebud county are stalled. Telephone
wires are crippled.
Northwest Traffic- Affected.
Portland, Feb. 24. The entire
northwest is suffering today through
C0VE1DT BREAKS ELKIHS LAW
Chicago, Feb. 24. Charging the
government with abusing the Elklns
act by making it a means of revenue
instead of a means to vindicate tbc
law, Attorney Miller, representing Mv
Standard Oil company in tb. second
HutchinsiK, Kan., Feb. 3.4. Rob- and stale a large sum of money,
bers entepxt thp office of the Wells- ' Hi fora the murder the robbers tn
Fargo, Repress company at the. Santa tereJ the uptown office of the Ex
Fe. 4?iit last night, and killed Agent press company. The police think the
Jessw Haymaker, who refused to open thieves were after some particular
the safe, and then cracked the safe, consignment.
EPOC1 l-MA KING EV E.VT
TRANSPIRES IN ATLANTA.
Souliern Negroes Are Firm In Their
Hat lie Against Liquor Arc as
Anxious About Ixx-ul Option Wave
as Any White Men Whites Take
Purl in Struggle.
Atlanta, Oa., Feb. 24. Representa
tive negroes from all over the country
are in Atlanta today and make up the
attendance at the first national prohl-
ition convention ever held by the
ivlmed race. It is declared by dely
S.itis that liquor is the greatest foe to
the progress of the race, and they will
seek to add their Influence to the pro
hibition campaign which has been
waged In the south by the whites and
which has already resulted in making
Georgia. Alabama, Mississippi, Ten
nessee and North Carolina wholly dry.
Kesolutions especially pointed at the
manufacturers of "nigger gin" and
other cheap liquors, especially design
ed for sale in the negro resorts of the
south, will probably -be passed.
Prominent white men. as well as
negro clergymen, educators and phy
sicians, will address the sessions dur
ing the next three days. The leaders
In the movement make this announce
ment regarding Its purpose:
'it is Intended to make the meetlnsr
un epoch in the history of the negro
race in the so,uth. and we are deter
mined to prove to our worthy white
friends that w are as profoundly con
cerned In the great moral movement
us any others.
"This Is the first general effort made
by our people In this direction, and it
Is our purpose to make It In every way
a memorable one."
Love of country Is one of the loft-l.-st
virtues; and so treason against It
has been considered the most damning
of sins. E. A. Storrs.
BANDWAGON: OVER FREEDOM
.win'; , - - - '-
lack of telegraphic and, rail facilities
on account of the storm In the middle
Denver Peels Storm.
Denver, Col., Feb. 24. Three men
are known to have ' perished In the
blizzard Monday, a'nd a fourth was
badly frozen and will die. Several are
missing. It Is estimated 200,000 sheep
big suit against the company, today
attacked the indictment under which
the company was fined 129,240,000.
Miller was arguing In support of the
motion that the court fix a unit by
which offenses of which the Standard
can be convicted be measured. -
SHOT BY ROBBERS
: With Slight Uw and Down io Mark
Freedom's History iu Cuba Ha.4 Run
an 'Undercurrent of National. Unity
Unveil Statue to 1 'union Man In
Havana, Feb. 24. Cubans are to
day celebrating the anniversary of the
i commencement of the revolution
'ngalnst Spuln which ended, by aid of
! the United States, in the freedom of
the Island and the establishment of a
republic. Although the second at
tempt at self-government, recently
commenced, has been marred by many
differences between those In power,
the Cubans generally are In a joyous
j frame of mind and are celebrating the
'anniversary with -cock fights anil oth r
forms of native amusements.
At Matanzas today a great statue of.
1 Hhi-rty was unveiled and the affair
was made the occasion of a mammoth
celebration. The statue was execute'd
by Salvatore Hueml,. of Koine, a fa
moos Italian sculptor, and stands ;n
a public park facing the harbor. The
sculptor Is today the guest of Mutan
zas and took a prominent part In the
dedication ceremonies. Two years
n-ere oeeiipieil by blin In completing
The liberty statue stands II f- '.
hih. and a bronze Imaee of Mar
ti, the Cuban patriot, fornr- nit of
the same monument. ' : '. was erect
ed by popular sub'-- i n.
To Ob-e:-e Lrnt.
Washington, Feb. 2 4. A pronounc
ed cessation of social activities mark
the arrival of Lent, and aside, from
the Inaugural festivities, there will be
few affairs of consequence In the so
ciety of the national capital during
the next 40 days.
ifflllV- l'iii.-f iitvi rriftt
a.Al . iiXUj.HUIjll 111 Mid f
j COMMENL EMKNT OP L.ST WAR
Dry-Farming Congrcwi Popular.
Cheyenne, Feb. 24. Today's attend
ance at the dry-farming congress was
greater than yestnrday's. Billing,
Mont., will probably get the next congress.
"Lucky" Baldwin Sinking.
Los Angeles, Feb. 24. E. J. "Luc ky"
Baldwin has suffered a relapse. He
It reported low today.
RESCUE III III
WORKMEN EXHAUSTED WHEN .
RESCUERS REACH THEM.
After Twenty-Pour Hours of Impris
onment 40 Feet Under the Surface,
Uio Dozen Sewer Workmen at Seat
t tie Were Rescued This Morning
Friends and Relatives Gathered to
Witncs the Hescuiv-Exhatisted,
Victims Are Taken to Hospital.
Seattle, Feb. 2'4. After being Im
prisoned beneath the earth's surface
a distance of 40 feet, a dozen work
men who were entobmed yesterday
morning by a cave-In of the North
Trunk sewer on which they were
working near the exposition grounds,
were rescued this morning.
The rescuers worked all night and
finally broke through the soft earUi
to where planks of the sewer lining
formed protection for thi entombed
Seoree o.y 'fV'.tuils and. ;reltws of
the Imprisoned men were on the scene
most of the night and as the rescuers
were Hearing , the starving prisoners,
crowds gathered quickly.
Exhausted from luck, of sleep, an
xiety and hunger the workmen were
rushed to hospitals, where the needed
attention wus given them.
TWELFTH JUROR. NAMED.
Patrick f'nllioiiii Jurv Xiiw Full of
Temporary Jurors. ' ' .-
... 't, "ii . j--. -
San Francisco, Feb. 24. Thomas
Lock wood, a sawmaker, was accepted
this morning as the twelfth temporary
Jury In the Patrick Calhoun trial.
Roosevelt Attend Funeral.
New York, Feb, 24. President
rtoosevelt and daughter, Mrs. Long
worth, and Ethel Roosevelt, arrived
today to attend' the funeral of S. D.
Robinson, a nephew. Taft Joined the
party at the church of the Holy Com
munion, where the burial ritual was
Buy what thou hast no need of, and
ere long thou shalt sell thy necessar
Nature and a complexion brush can undo most of
the havoc that time and weather works. Nature re
news a complexion when you take pains to stimulate
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
NEWLIN DRUG STORE
LA GRANDE, OREGON
L i nun
SHARP WAR ON IN DEPEND- ,
ENT STEEL COMPANIES.
In ChU-ago Alone Reduction In the
PrU-e of Steel 11ns Given Empljy
mcnt to Hundreds of Men Demand .
for Thousand Tons of Steel Hall .
Ordered Furnace Idle for Month
Are Suddenly Working With Full
Quota Harrlman Serene.
Chicago, Feb. 24. One effect of tbev
steel trust's war on Independent com
petitors la the employment of large
additional forces of men here. Orders
for a thousand tons of steel rails him
necessitated the employment of 1533
men. Furnacea which have been Idle
for many weeks have been reopened.
The trust's price list shows a reduction)
on all steel goods.
Harrlman Not Worried.
San Antonio, Texas, Feb. 24. Har
rlman is un worried by the repor'.a
from New York concerning the ahaip
declines on steel stocks, and the .ef
fect the steel trust war on Independ
ent competitors will have pn' other
markets. He said: ' , ' V
"Those fellows will wake up some
of these days." He was practicing pis
tol shooting with "Bobble" Goelet
when Interviewed. He continued:
"Young man, I am nodamn fool.
But do not put that In the paper;
If you say anything, you say 'damn
ed'." ' W7
iT, ' "
Salary Rill Jolted.
Washington, Feb. 24. The
house this afternoon defeated the
senate amendment to the leglsla..
live appropriation Increasing the
president' salary to $100,000, by
a vote of 141'to 188. Cannon
voted "aye." The house adoptea .
the report of the conferees on
the legislative, executive - and
J !". rfduclnf the salary
of the secretary of slate, to
.fit -.'.. i. o.V i ,t,t !Uti'l&$
Brotherhood Session.- .1
Pittsburg, fa., Fi-ft i4. An in?"
creased attendance marked, the se'eclul
day of the Presbyterian Brotherhor 1
convention. Several thousand del
gates are now In the city.
Flnley to Speak. ' ,
Macon, Oa Feb. 24. President W.
W. Flnley, of the Southern Railway,
und other prominent railroad official
will discuss Industrial and commer
cial conditions at tonight s annual
banauet of the Macon Chamber of