Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About La Grande evening observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1904-1959 | View Entire Issue (March 12, 1909)
AA Y ...
n) AVI rl T .J jfl
n aaaa.a A-r-
I 'A I' J I
T 4 ' 1.
la cn.ojuii, ixioji cocNy, obegox, fkibay, maucii hi, iot.
.KM F1UEXD OK XlClIOIJi
IS CHOSEX AS CILMKMAX.
Allarint That Srandal In Olympia
3Iay Hot Bo Aired as Diligently an
l'oaslble Secretary of State and In-jmraiK-c'Comnilstdonor'a
Offk-e to lie
Investigated First The Committee
Rained Lat Xltftil Mcota Today, But
Doc Little. . .
Olympia, March 12. Secretary of
State Nlchola today won the first
blood In the organisation of an Inves
tigation committee appointed by the
legislature last midnight to Investigate
he atate officials. When the mem
bers of the committee met this morn
ing they selected Senator T. L. Allen
chairman, who has always opposed the
The committee consists of - Allen,
Tlshback and Representatives Taylor,
McMasters and Hubbell. Nothing was
done during the meeting this morning
iha selection of the chairman.
They agreed to meet at Olympia on
Hiarch SO to begin the inquiry. It Is
probable the charges against Nichols,
and Schlvely will be investigated flrct,
No Kae Betting In Texas.
, Austin, Texas, March 12. Governor
Cumpbell today Blgned the antl-rnce
track bill and It becomes effective
within 8 daya. 1
We are ready to show you the very best to be had in all men's wearing ap
parel. For Style, quality and economy you need go no farther.
The best clothing man
ufacturer supply us
with our stock. Just
$8.00 to 25.00
Shoes that please
the inducement that
we offer you for yojr
money. "Nothing but
- $2.50 to $5.00
1 GET lfXIER OUR HAT!
All the verybestshapes.
in the very best shades
$2.00 to $3.50
WEAR MY SHIRTS
and you will be up-to-date.
, See, window
disp'ay for samples of
dress shirts. Work
shirts just inside
50c to $1.50
TWO BOYS IX TUOIBLE.
DranW Too Jlncli Hard Cider and Suf.
Two boys one of school age, and
the other not were picked up lam
evening by Poundmnster Black in a
state of Intoxication that was not ex
actly serious, but enough to tangle
ii-et some. After sloping off the ef
fects In the city Jail, they were dls
posed of by release. In the Instance
of the older and a sound chastisement
In the cae of the younger. The school
boy was taken to the school by Con
stable Faulk and there lectured 'and
persuaded to do better next time. Doth
affirm they drank too much hard ci
der and had not been given commer
GRAND JURY INVESTIGA1 IQN IN
BOOT-GORON CASE IS SECRET
Spokane, March 12. On a ruling by
Judge Huneke today that no notes In
the grand Jury testimony of the Root
Cordon scandal inquiry should be ta
ken verbatim, In Bhorthand, nor will
a stenographer be allowed In the
room. Prosecutor Pugh announced
he would appeal to the supremo court.
Gordons attorneys are trying to pre
vent the testimony going on record
and becoming known.
COPYRIGHT. 1908. BY
CRANDECCt KWCAIO tea
e the. loggery
A ' : .
A i " . ' ' , p
1 iiilfV Style
CHEAPER FUEL fIJ
THE HEAR FUTURE
SYNDICATE WIIJj TAl HIGH
CLASS COAL PISTHlCT.
(Mixucnlicim. Morgan Interests Will
Supply Pacific Coant and Inland
Towns . Wltli Cheap Fuel Hereafter
Will Build ltoud Into DMrlit
Where Excellent Coal Bed Exist
Will B Outlet for Bituminous Coal
Seattle, March 12. The Guggenheim-Morgan
'syndicate has decided to
build another railroad. for the develop
ment of southeastern Alaska,' which
will supply cities on the Pacific coast
with coal said to be equal in quality
to the Pennsylvania product, besides
furnishing an outlet for .deposits of
bituminous coal of high grade.
The railroad will extend from a
point on the Copper River railway. 80
miles from Codova, to Klnes, 60 miles
north. ' .
Will Mean Cheap. Coal.
With the completion of this road is
promised a sharp reduction In the
price of coal for Pacific coast and In
land towns. The freight rates will be
trifling compared with those which
are now paid by western consumers to
mlneowners In the middle west 'and
Thomas Bruce in contemplating a
visit to New York, where his rela
. JwaS1 t. A
, v 4
t A i j
3 II f tl
S 4 ...
WILL BE ISSUED
COfXCIL f PHOLDS MAYOR'S
VETO IX SPECIAL MEETING.
City of Joseph Will Have Two Eloctrle
Light Companies Hoi-coftor New
CotiiMiny Finally lnd Franchise
Exactly Similar to Oue That Wa
Extended to the Old Company End
of - War Hint Has Boeu Waged In
Joseph, March 12. (Special.)
That the little town at the head of
the Wallowa valley will hereafter be
blessed with two electric light and
power companies, each holding exact
ly similar franchises, as the result of
the special meeting of the council last
night, . As predicted yesterday, . the
mayor vetoed the new ordinance grant
ing a franchise to the Wallowa Lake
Light & Power company, and a slml
lur one to the present light company
owned ,: by F. D. MeCully. . But the
surprls tame when the council sus
tained the veto. Immediately after
ward another ordinance was Introduc
ed which pacified every objection of
the mayor and he will sign it when It
comes ud to him. This gives two com
panies, supplied with equal footing, an
opportunity to do lighting business In
the town of less than BOO. The action
of the council lat night was final,
and ends a short but' spirited war
waged between those striving ftr mas
tery In the light question.
COfXCIL WILL CHOOSE. :
l.t'Kul Tangle in Lom Angeles Will Be
s"' i;vv5''' bcttlil lu ouucir. .... ---
"Los Angeles, .March 12. Following
the resignation of Muyor. Harper last
night, aguinHt vlhom the rtull cam
lialgu was- waged, the city council to
day decided to elect a new mayor at
their meeting next Monday.
Municipal affairs... which have been
in a mud"ule since the recall campaign
v.uh started, is further complicated by
Harper's resignation. The .forces
against Harper claim the recall was
directed against Harper and the recall
now being . ended,, the campaign is
d-.-ad. They maintain the council, un
der the charter, shall have the selec
tion of Harper's successor, and that
his successor will serve until January.
next year. ' -' , !
Xcw York Giant SumihmiiIihI.
Mai in, Texas, March 12. The ca
reer of Seymour, the famous hard hit
ting center fielder of the New York
giants, ended suddenly today ' When,
after a fight with Artie Latham, Sey
mour was suspended and his name
suspended from the club list.
Great Tower With Eyes.
Tacoma, Murch 12. The- court
has ruled that Klein, the self-styled
Messiah, could not be excluded from
the court .room, according to law. It
is said he is influencing witnesses with
his eyes and the court cunnot prevent
it. A similar charge was made by
Miss Culbertson, the chief witness yes
terday, when she fainted on the stand.
She declined Klein's glances made her
forget certain happenings.
sx lallt Sunday Mlit.
The subjc.it of "soclBllsin" by Hev.
S. W. Keenmnn on the coming .Sun
day evening should attract a large au
dience, .for the great question will be
handled to the edification of both
those who are beljevers and non-believers
AITOIST LOSES EYES.
Woman In Auto .Vi-hlcnt S:iMalns
Si'rioim Injuriec t-i tV,es.
'Oakland,' Cal.. M:trt!i 12. It has
developed today that Mrs. J. S. Mc-
Cowln Is totally Mind as the result of
an auto accident yesterday, when her
husband, herself and two friends
were thrown from an auto In a col
Mslon llh anoMirr machine. Mo-
Cowln was kno-ked senseless. It wns
seriously Injurefl, but It was not
thought she would lose-her sight.
Gorman Blrtglblo Machine Halls Tlirro
Thousand Fvct Hlg.li. .
Frlederlchshafen, March li.Count
Zcppcling today mads a record for di
rigible balloons by, ascending to
height of JOttO feet. His hip -wan
' Earthquake at lllversldc.
Riverside. Cal., March 12. Two dis
tinct earthquake shocks were fell at
5:0 this rornlng. -
California LcgL-daturc Xcur End, .
Sacramento, Cal., March li. The
state legislature will probably adjourn
March !0. ,
SUED PLUIJS TO
BENSON HAS SEVERAL JOBS TO
HAND DOWN THIS MONTH ,
Salem, March 13. A large number
of offices on the appointive boards and
commissions will soon become vacant,
Governor Benson will fill them. An
Important appointment Is that of the
state sheep Inspector now held by W.
H. Lytle of Pendleton, whose term ex
pires March 23.' ;
Xc lU'Hrters W'ltU Kooscvelt.
' Oyster Buy, March , 12. The cli
mate In Africa Is not worrying Hoose
velt half as much as the announce
ment that several newspapers are pre-pfti'U-y
,. caraA tor. speclu writers to
folow'hlnTlttya the Jungle. Kooseve.lt
says he wllf welcome the newspaper
men as far as the starting point in
Africa, but no farther., ' .
Washington Lumber BuhIiuvss Slow.
Seattle, March 12. There is a strong
probability that the sawmills of west
ern wasiitngton win eiiner ciose in
definitely or curtail operations to lo-
col and curgo shipping requirements
within a few weeks. The volume of
retail yard .orders is far below expec
tations, ; .
M.V.SSAC1USETT8 "BUY," :
Very Evident That Muwa:'liiiHcUK Will
Go the Popular Way. .
Boston, Mass., March 12. That
Massachusetts will be found In the
'dry" column of the prohibition
shortly, is indicated today by the ac
tion of the legal affairs committee of
the state legislature, which reported a
recommendation to introduce a bill
for that purpose before the legislature.
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
io pro vide 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. -
NEWLIH DRUG STORE
LA GRANDE, OREG0H
AS BA1 AS WIIEX GKOVEH
CLEVEJXB ISSfEB BOM)
Between SUty and Seventy Million
lh.llars W ill Bo Hal.siHl by SptNial
Taxatlou at Om, l ltmnor Bui
linger Coming Wot to Iok A tie
Coal Lands and lIometedeM Who
Are Having Trouble In Iduho Will
Washington, March 11. It was as
certained today that the treasury la ln
no better condltlA than when Orover
Cleveland Issued bonds to meet the
current expenses of the government.
The house ways and. means com
mittee has p'ractlcally decided to add
most of the taxes Imposed during the
Spanish-Amej-lcan war. It Is proba
ble that new onel will be added. The
committee Is reported to have provide
ed that between HO.OOO.O00 and $70,
000,000 be raised by special taxation.
President Taft, at a meeting of the
cabinet today submitted the first draft
of the peCial tariff message. Tha
part relating to the special taxation
i ha received the closest attention.
Balling Coming Went.
- Secretary-of the Interior Ballinger
today announced he wlll, visit. Alaska.
nxt summer to study condition at
tending the acquirement of coal land
and alleged fraud on the part of
speculators In connection wtth coal
land operations. .
Bollinger is about to make an ex
tensive trip of the west part of ti
United States to Investigate complaint .
of homesuyvderj? J Wni h,i .'lalm
to be unable to getHtles'to land with
out great trouble. Ballinger will ac
company Taft on a part of his trip.
Among the plans of Ballinger in one
for an extension of the reclamation
service throughout the country.
Instruct Cooiwr Jury Monday.
Nashville, March 12.- The court an
nounced today In the trial of the
Coopers and John Sharpe that It
would deliver the Instructions to the
Jury Monday, "Attorney Washington,
after consuming nine hours' time yea
terday, resumed his addresa today.
Prominent Mockmnn Murdered.
Butte, Mont., March 12. Thomaa
Metzel, a prominent stockman, a
shot and killed by his wife today, fol
lowing a quarrel on their ranch.
1? nl 'Vu.. C
Enterprise, March 1 S.
David Allen has sold to
J. II. Ha-
j worth, 720 acres of land located In
what Is known as the hill district, for
1 . L
.. ... t
- ( '