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U Grande Evening OUserver
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I know not where to look for
any single work which Is so full
of the great principles of polltl-
cal wisdom, as the law of Moses
and the history of the kings of
4 Israel and Judah. O. Spring.
I (A RIM MAN IS SIXTY-ONE.
K. It Harrlman, American railway
Vlng, captain of industrial organiza
tion and high priest of the Roosevelt'
Ananias club. Is today celebrating hi
Cist birthday. That advancing years,
have robbed him of none of hi.- finan
cial acumen Is evidence by the recent
coup In which lie outwitted the Gould
Interests and became the first man
In the United States to control an
eeean to ocean railroad. Ills physi
cal strength Is unfailing and he re
cently commenced a long and stren
uous western tour, and lived for a
time In a tent.
Harrlman first jaw the light of day
on February 25, 1848. He wag born
to poverty. Ha was one of the six
children of tho Rev, Orlando iiarrt
tnan. When K. H. Hnrrlman was 11
years of aire, In 1859, his father acted
as rector of St. John's church, In West
Hoboken, at a salary .of $200 a year,
or less than $4 per week. For seven
years the Harrlman family remained
In West Hoboken on this salary, and
at the end of tliut time the church
owed the rector 1374 for arrears of
alary. He settled with the church
for $230, "payable in six months."
Young Harrlman's only schooling.
aside from the district school, was two
vears Miient at a church school. The
poverty of his family compelled him
to go to work In his early teens. He
was first a messenger boy und then a
clerk In a Wall street office. He stud
ied the Wall street gome to such pur
pose that In 1870, when he was 22
years old, he'wns able to buy a seat on
the Stock Exchange, and become a
pi uf. neiunai irader.
In the beginning of his financial ca
reer he had an opportunity to study
ttie methods of Jay Oould, Jim Flsfc,
Commodore Vanderbllt, .Daniel Drew
and the celebrities of their active day.
He gained a knowledge of market
conditions that Is not surpassed by any
living Wall street expert, lie began at
the bottom and he has climbed allthe
way to the very top of the Wall street
"He was a cold-blooded little cuss."
ays a friend of his early days on the
Stock KxchangH. It was said of him
that he carried the railroad map of
the I'nlted States pasted In the back
of his bend,
It was through the Influence of
Htuyvesant Fish, bis associate on the
Stock Exchange that he first took an
active Interest In railroad manage
ment. In 1 SH7 Fish became president
of the Illinois Central railroad and
Harrlman was made vice-president.
Harrlman. then 40 years old, started
to acquire u solid knowledge of prac
tical details of railroading. Pefote
he finished he knew all that was to he
known down to the prie s of the most
insignificant supplies used by any de
partment of a railroad.
In Wall street history, the creation
of the present Fnion i'acifio system
Is the most marvelous chapter.
In 10 years Harrlman has created
an epoch In railroad history. At 50
he had practically retired from the
year past the age set byDr. Osier us
the termination of mun'i usefulness.
lie is the most striking personality
Wall street ha known since the days
of Jay Oould. I.Ike Oould, he Is not
popular there. No great railroad man
has cost Wall street so much money
as Harrlman, and none has ever done
bo much hos fir stockholders.
Harrlman's latest great victory
murks the dimming of the Oould rail
road system. His Influence In the
Oould lines' makes him the undisputed
master of nearly SO, 000 miles of rail
way, with a capitalization of $1,544,
574,700. and outstanding bonds aggre
gating In round numb, rj $ J.OOO.oOi),-
I 000. ,
, The stalwart sons of the Revolution
at Portland, who are adverse to ship
ping the Liberty bell to Seattle, Port
land and other coast towns, are Jus
tified In their beliefs and protests.
The old relic is too valuable to be
trotted here and there according to
the dictates of far-off cities. All cities
can't be Philadelphia and claim per
manent ownership of the pealer of
W. Q. Souther of Spokane, was en
gaged today as publicity expert for
Walla Walla by the Commercial' club
at a salary of $350 a month. Hi en
gagement is to be tentative, depending
on the results of his first month's
work and whether he gives satisfac
tion. The man will, of necessity,
have to be a wonder, to create notice
able results In a month's time.
A Butter' Creek (Umatilla county)
horse named Tom, has mastered the
tobacco-chewing habit. It's the same
old story; first a nibble, then sick
ness, then a slow-growing hankering,
and now several plugs weekly.
Sounds like humanity. '
Another organization to suffer by
blunders of the recent legislature, Is
the state guard. Forty dollars Is the
sum total of armory appropriations.
The moral wave does surge onward!
The anti-cock fighting bill In Texas
became effective today.
COMMITTEE TO B MMED
The National Lincoln Farm asso- memory of Llncqln. Each city and
elation will be fostered and exploited town In each state will be represented
by a committee of perhaps i men and on this commission by the appoint
women of La Grande, representing nient of citizens committees. The
the various lodge. i'ly government, daty of the commission will princlpaj-
schuols and women' clubs, according ly be to spread literature dealing with
to action to be taken by Mayor M. K. ,thls matter, that Is to be supplied from
Hall at the behest of the National the head offices. All names of mem
Lincoln ' Farm association. Many, in hers of the citizens' commutes are to
flll'lE O H
CUM TMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE
POINTS TO II1S (UII.T.
fact most of the states' executive
heads have named state commissions
to work In conjunction with the na
tional head in the securing of $50,000
from the ' people of the nation with
which to properly memorialize the
he made a part of the permanent rec
nrd to be kept In a place of honor In
tho Lincoln Farm memorial building.
Dr. M. K. Hall will announce the
personnel of this worthy committee In
the near future.
. . 1 .
M FRUIT PROSPECTS
Horticultural Commissioner Judd
Oeer of Cove, is In the city this after
noon and states that the hundreds of
acres of Union county orchards have
passed through the" winter in fine con
dition and that at this season of the
year Union county never had brighter
prospects for a banner fruit crop In
her history. The young orchard, or
rather the orchards that were young
a few years ago and now coming Into
heavy bearing, and each year the In
crease of bearing trees and additional
acreage is making Grande Ronde one
of the heavy supply points In the
enable the gentlemen named to make
the necessary repairs, which will be
entirely complete 'by the end of this
week, and ready to receive another
supply of water in a few days from
SENATOR OLIVER HOME
(Continued from page 1.)
Officer From Vale llino Explains
Known Dctullt uf tho Murder
Smith and Story Lust Seen ImmivIii'
for the) West on iYriglit Train Xo
Finding that Samuel L, Story, the
prisoner held In the county Jail here,
since last Saturday night, Is the man
wanted In Valentine, Officer Rosslter,
who last nlffht eotftv.-ri he Tc lu uiiug
the man home, found no difficulty in
the way of prompt return. Story will
not demand requisition papers and In
company with the officer leaves to
night for Nebraska, to stand trial on
a charge of murder.
It appears from the sheriff who is
here that the evidence against Story
Is circumstantial only. Story and
Smith were seen to depart from Val
entine together, nnd thus far no one
has been found who saw Smith with
any other man thnn Story, after their
departure. Smith's body was found
n mile- and a half from any railroad,
the head crushed and the pockets
robbed. He carried about $400 In val
uables. Story has lost bis nioroseness and
feels confident he will have but Utile
difficulty In proving his Innocence
when once he reaches the bar of Justice.
lHM IXOTON TO I KKM; TI".
Ooniwuiy IVIu:; Formal to ItulUl
ljirc Irrigation Ditch.
Raker City. Feb. 2 4. It Is learned
on good authority that Walter Love.
C. A. Moore and Oscar J.irnbson. all
well known in Raker City, are now
engaged in the building of a large ir
rigation reservoir on Birch and Cow
creeks, near Huntington, on the same
site where the old reservoir was
washed away during the recent spr'.rie
irrigation code which passed, Mr. Oli
ver believe it will facilitate matters
greatly. The bill Is a voluminous
affair but the salient points in it are
that a commission is to be appointed
with power to measure and distribute
water. Hearings can be hud before
this commission with appeal to the
circuit court as a privilege.
Ohio ltiv r on Rampage.
Cincinnati, O,, Feb. 25. The
Ohio river has passed the flood
stage today under the continued
thaw. Intertirban cars connect
ing river towns were forced to
suspend. Factories on the bot
tom lands have closed their
doors, laying off 5000 hands.
r Louisville, Feb. 25. The Ohio
has continued to rise today.
There Is no fear of further trou-
STATEHOOD RII.L MAY DIE.
Indications Are Xo Statehood for New
.Mexico and Arizona.
Washington, Feb. 25, It was learn
ed on excellent authority today that
the bill designed to creates the states
of Arizona and New Mexico will not
be reported out of the committee by
tills congress. The committee took a
test vote yesterday, shorting members
are G to 4 against the measure.
If SUindurtl I o.
s Will Only H;uc lo
Chlcae.i, f'eli. i ,", . Judge Anderson
today I i l:- .Hed that he would rule
that the Si.tudrnd Oil company cannot
be convicted on more than 3t charges,
on rebating under the numerous In
dictments brought. If this opinion
holds, the Standard Oil cannot be
fined more than $720,000 if convicted
on all of the Jfi counts.
Arranging for Iong Auto Race.
Seattle, Feb. 25. Financially sup
ported by auto enthusiasts of this city,
T. Franklin Moore left this morning
seem that the water I for New York to complete detail in
Wall streetbrnkerag busln"s whi h ; freshets.
kad' brought him a comparatively eut through the dam on bedrock, but the New York to Seattle endurance
When hi opportunity
came to reorganize the Union Pacific
railroad In 1SI he was already 10
by a very clever contrivance of wire race for a cup offered by M. Robert
netting filled with sagebrush, the wa- Guggenheim. Moore Is under contract
tern were held in check sufficiently to to handlt the race.
Joel Cnindull Died Uist Night 111 Till-
Joel Crandall, one of La Grande's
well known pioneer citizens, passed
away about' 11 o'clock last evening at
his home in South La Grande. Mr
Crandall had been very low for sev
He leuves a wife and four children.
The three boys, Rernlo, George and
Ellis, are all in business In Spokane;
Mrs. Minna Blake of Haker City. The
funeral will take place tomorrow af
ternoon at 2 o'clock from the family
home, corner Fourth and D streets,
Rev. W. H. Gibson, of the Baptist
church, officiating. The interment
will follow in the I. O. O. F. cemc;
Mr. Crandall was in his 85th year,
having lived nearly one-half of his
life in this city and enjoyed a Inrge
acquaintance among the pioneers of
the city and e'ounty. The family has
tho sympathy of all In their bereave
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