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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 10, 1909.
,OCAL RECEIVER'S RESIGN A.
i THW ACCEPTED AT CAPITAL.
, A. Robert Will Leave Receiver'
Offk of Local Land Office as Soon
as Succesisor is Named at Washing
tonReport of Probing Agent Bean
2 Out Asscrtlbus Tliat Honesty Has
Been Adhered to hy Roberts at All
A. A. Roberts will retire from the
Jnlted States land office receivership
i this city without a shade of suspl
ua hanging over him. His reslgna-
on, piacea in tne nanas or wasning-
bn officials weeks ago, has been ac-
t pted and when the time comes for
e appointment of a successor, and
at man is duly qualified, Mr. Rob
ots will retire from public life. As
edlcted by The Observer months
o, there are no malicious inaccura-
s In his accounts as receiver, and
lie the books were not kept with
business-like methods as might
ve been possible, there never was
ythlng purposely at fault. The re
rt of the expert accountant who
ent weeks here going over every
m and entry since Mr. Roberts has
cupled the office, has ben filed and
fare out tne ort-maae assertions mm
lr. Roberta' book were muddled un
jtentlonally. So thoroughly Is the
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parel. For Style, quality and economy you need go r.o farther.
ThQ best clothing man
ufacturer supply us
with our stock. Just
$8.00 to 25.00
Shoes that please is
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$2.00 to $3.50
WEAR MY SHIRTS
and 'you will be up-to-date.
disp'ay for samples of
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shirts just inside
50c to $1.50
RUSH TO ALASKA
STAMPEDE ALMOST LIKE
FAMOUS GOLD RUSH.
, ... j messsaess
lronerous Year Predicted for A lank
One Summer Carries 480 Ia-n-'
gers From Seattle.
Seattle, March 10. Not since the
rush 10 years ago liave so many per
sons left on one vessel for Alaskan
ports as departed , on the steamship
Ohio last night. The ' Ohio carried
about 480, every first-class accom
modation being taken. One of the
best seasons In history Is predicted.
DETECTIVES ROUND UP
DEALERS IN MORPHINE.
Seutte and Tacoma Girls Said lo Have
Easy Access to 'Dope" Through a
Company Known as ."Messenger
Service" Arrested Men Act-used of
Tacoma, March 10. Detectives have
created a sensation here by arresting
Grant Billon, Jack Wells, "Arthur Wl7
son, R. Stanley1 and Paul Schults, of
the "City . Messenger company." The
first on a charge" of being Implicated
In the murder of jroseph Ileiassts In
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WE FAIR' & I
ANTI-SALOON FIGHT MAR-
S1LILED OUT OF POLITICS.
No Candidate for Legislature In Wash
ington Can Make a Pledge of Any
Description If Senate Upholds House
Takes Liquor Question Out of the
People's Hands Refuse to Investi
gate . Scandal In Insurance Depart
ment. , (
Olympla, March 10. The house by
a vote of 64 to 38, passed Senator
Booth's bill Intended ' to remova the
Anti-Saloon league from the field of
politics. It is known as an anti
pledge measure, and makes soliciting
or giving of any pledge by a candidate
for the legislature a bar to his seat.
Investigation Is Stopped.
By a vote of 22 to 20 the senate, this
morning again refused to Investigate
the official acts of Secretary of State
Nichols, and insurance Commissioner
Schavely. Senator Graves of Spokane
led the fight against the Investigation
and quoted from the constitution of
the state, showing all the cases of im
peachment and Indictment must come
from the house,' while the senate can
sit as Judge In the proceedings. This
ends the Investigation apparently, as
far as the legislature Is concerned. It
is doubtful If the governor will call a
special session at the- behest of the
people advocating the Investigation.
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JUDGE ANDERSON'S RULINGS
IN THE WAY OF CONVICTION.
AttoriM'Js for the Government Throw
Up the SiKnge as They Arc Una
ble to Secure Rulings From Court
That Will Permit Prosecution and
. Couvletlou Defense Moves for Ac-
qiiiltul and Jury Agrees Includes
llilrty-Slx Counts. . . ' .
Clikag, March 10. The jury re
turned a verdict late today, acquitting
the Standard Oil company of accepting
rebate on sliipinwits of oil. , ..
Chicago, March 10. Believing It Is
impossible to obtain a conviction of
the Standard OH company under the
rulings of Judge Anderson, the gov
ernment's attorneys today announced
the abandonment of the case against
the Standard on 36 charges of accept
in grebates from the Alton railroad.
The Standard's attorneys asked for; an
immediate acquittal. The Jury was
called In to pass upon the motion.
The government has abandoned the
case following the ruling of Judge An
derson dismissing all counts referring
to shlprtents from Chappelle, 111, The
government atotrney, Wllkerson, asked
the court If It was true on the evidence
so far presented It would be Impossi
ble to convict the defendants. The
ourt replied In the affirmative. Wll
kerson then said: ,
"Thn It Is no use to go on; tho gov
eminent rests." ,
The" defense .then motioned for a
verdict of acquittal. The court ex
plained he dismissed the counts be
cause of the fatal variance between
the indictment and the evidence.
Wipes Out Big Fine. "
The verdict of acquittal wipes out
completely the famous $29,000,000
fine imposed at the first trial by Judge
K. M. Landls. '
Anderson Explains Position.
Judge Anderson said that under the
Elklns law offenses can be committed
only In two ways, one by violating the
law on shipments carried by a com
mon carrier over Its own line only,
and the only other way by carrying
shipments over its own and other
lines. The court stated the Indict
ments relating to the Chappelle shlp-
one line, whereas the evidence showed
thy were canted over more than one
line. The court said:
Advise Punishment of Carrier.
"The evidence the government relied
on to prove Its case was excluded be
cause of its Incompetency. The stat
ute In the Elklnsjaw makes It an of
fenwe for a shipper .to receive a rebate.
If the shipper unknowingly violates
the law because a common carrier
falls to 1o his duty, then the shipper
cannot be punished, but the common
carrier can. and ought to be."
(ilUXI) JURY CALLED TO
I'KOItK ALLEGED WRONGS.
Chief Object of Sjtokaiie Grand Jury
Will lie to Go Into Iloot-;ii(li)ii
.Scumliil in .Detail l'rowculioii Will
Spokane, -March 10. The grand
Jury, wiin B. K. Davis a fMv.in.n, will
bt-i;in Its session torrmv The prln-
icipal cBi-e Wi' Of ' i' i'J'i-i'"r '
pcandal, although neither name was
mentioned In tin- clinrge to the Jury,
Attorneys for thu defense attacked
Prosecutor Pugh, accusing him of
prejudicing the public opinion reuKl
ing the Hoot matter. Pugh denied It.
saying: "If you think the Jury was
called to whitewash- Gordon, you are
STATE IS ARGUING
COOPER TRIAL WILL NOT
GO TO JURY THIS' WEEK.
At End of Long and Tedious Cooper
Trial Approaches, Interest Grows
More Intense. .
Nashville, March 10. Job Gardner
began the arguments- for the state In
the Cooper trial today. It Is not like
ly the case will go to the Jury ' this
week, as the defense has procured de
lay at every opportunity thus far, as
the end approaches. Interest Is grow
ing Intense. ; ' '
WITH WHITE WIFE, ATTRACTS
MUCl ATTENTION EVERYW1IE
"Loud" Colors Worn by Champion
Prizefighter as he Enjoys Canadian
Jlocpltallty RoaNt of Jeffries
, Weakness Champion Has Beauti
ful While Wife, r
Vancouver, B. C March 10. At
tired In white spats, a red tie and lav
ender clothes, . Jack Johnson, the
world's champion heavyweight,' Is to
day being 'admired by scores of col
ored people whv have rushed. here
from the Anierlcanslde to greet him.
He attracts more attention with his
beautiful white wife on the street than
an Indian potentate. ' -
Jobnson has made a big hit with
Canadians, by agreeing to fight "Den
ver Ed" Smlght tonight at the Van
couver Athletic club, for the benefit
of the club. He talks as If he could
put Jim Jeffries away with one punch.
"Tommy Burns was the worst scared
man when he entered, the ring at
Sydney, that I ever saw. He knew he
was going to be licked. Some wonder
why I did not put Burns out. I could
have done so easily at any time after
the third round, but I am no brute. I
was glad for Tommy's sake when, the
police stopped the fiRht." . ' ..i
Ruce War In Ixm Angeles, , ,'
Los' Angeles, March 10. One m n
Is believed to be dying and two seri
ously Injured as the result of a race
war last night In the Russian and Ar
menian colonies. Peter Vazerian Is In
the hospital with a fractured skull.
Race Progressing Nicely. .
New York, March 10. At 10 this
morning the score in the six-day pe
destrian race stood: Gibot and Orphee,
343 miles and 2 lops; Davis and Met
kus. 825 miles and seven laps. '
III PUBLIC SUES
Nature provides us with two sets of teeth and
it pays to look carefully after the second set. -
Proper care of teeth requires proper tooth
brushes add dentrifices. We have them, the
very finest grades of imported brushes and all
the reliable tooth powders, soaps, etc. We aim
to provide the people of La Grande with the best
of everything that Druggist sell and it pays to
come to us not alone for drugs out for these oth
er items of sundries and toilet goods like tooth
brushes, hair brushes, etc.
NEWLIN DRUG STORE
LA GRANDE, 0REC0H
CRIME UNUSUALLY HEINOUS
, AND ALSO MYSTERIOUS
Three Men Escorted to Rectory of Po .
Ush Curate and a Few Moment
Later. Shota Ring Out Assassln
Traniple on Woman's Body as They
Flee Crime Atrocious In the Ex
treme Father Ansloue ' Had Just -Celebrated
Newark, N. J.. March 10. Rer.
Erasum Anlone, curate at the St. Stan
islaus Polish Catholic church, ' was
shot down In the rectory of the church
this morning by three men. He died
en route to the hospital. Miss Ton
lata, the housekeeper, who tried to
prevent the assassination, was shot
down and will die. The cause for the
shootlng Is unknown yet,
Father Anslone had Just celebrated
mass when the doorbell rang. The.
housekeeper found a group of three
or four men at the door, who asked to
see the priest. She escorted thorn to
a little front parlor of the rectory.
None Saw Crime, v
What occurred there Is a 'mystery,
except the shooting of the priest. The
housekeeper,., hearing the. shots,
rushed to th room and as she en
tered the assassins trampled ou her
body as they fled. . r ,
Trouble Among. Parishioner. "
iv,A yeftr. ago,thay.w vc.Ob!amunc k s
the parishioners lnPaterson, but An-,
sione'dld not participate. , , , ;
St. Stanislaus Is the largest Polish
Catholic church In New Jersey. .
No definite description of the asses--;
sins lias been obtained. The Wounded
woman Is unable to talk.
Alexander SendyickoShl, a former
policeman, Michael Poluch and Anto
nio Seweztuck have been arrested. The -priest
rvas shot three times through
the body. . . 1
Filipino Ijcadcr Sentenced.
Manila, March 10. Domlnador Ko
ines!, a leading Filipino, recently elect
ed alderman after heading many
strikes, Including the ' recent trolley
strike, and then denied the alderman
ship by the governor, was today sen
tenced to s( rnnnf h i'"-1-'-r.r.cr.t
for sending threatening letters to lo
cal merchants. . -
DEATH RUMOR AT FAULT.
England Excited Over Falwe Rumorv
. That King Edward Had Died.
London, March 10, The wild report
received here 'that King Edward died
suddenly last night at Biarritz, has