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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, ORE., FRIDAY, MAY 14, 1S09.
TO FERRET CRIME
GRAFTING IN OLYMPIA WILL BE
INQUIRED INTO BY SOLDKS
3 2 INVOLVED
S( MYELINS REEl'SALTO KESIUN
TO BLAME. '
Hay Relieved to be fonnliWlnii. Uw,
A Step Now.
OLYMPIA, Wash-, May 14. Among
the officials and legislators here, it is
generally believed Govenor Hay will
call a special session of the legislature
to inquire into the general situation
regarding affairs of the state offices.
The first gun for a special session will
be fired when the legislative Investi
gation committee files a report with
the Govenor upon his return from
Refusal of the state insurance com
missioner, Schively to' resign, coupled
with his announced determination to
defy the legislature committee, will be
the principal reason for the session.
I'pon the heels of the disclosure
brought to light by the committee,
Representative W. M. Beach, of Mason
county, today is preparing written
charges whic h he will mail to the com
mittee against all ofiicers, and depart
ments incurring a deficiency in the
last biennial period. He'stats he will
make charges on general ground that
creation of deficiency under the law
is a criminal offense.' It is claimed
32 state officers are liable to civil and
criminal action if Attorney General
enforced1 the statue against them. .
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Sheriff Childers drove out to Alicel
today to serve some papers in connec
tion vith a land contest.
Fashion's Choicest Selections
. New Lines for Spring and Summer wesr have been arriving daily and
v' we are certain that never before have we had such an elegant showing I .
v of new and up-io-date merchandise.
New Waist Suits and Dresses
in all the newest colors and every one from the cheapest to the most ex
pensive is elegantly tailored.
Come in and see
HILL LEAYE WEDNESDAY.
Pioneer Merehaut Takes his Depart.
. lire For Portland Next Meek. ;
. .Mr., and Mrs. J. M. Berr leuve for
Poi-land next Wednesday evening, to
i:ihin Indefinitely. The, icouest thai
anyone holding bills or aneints
against them, present them at once.
Mr. Berry will be about the city, and
Mrs. Berry is making her home with
Dr. and Mrs. .M. K. Hall, until thyv
leave. . . ... . . w '
Commercially and. socially, too, Ii
Grande is going .to lose staunch
workers, for during the 23 years of
business connections in La Grande,
they . won for themselves lnnumerahla
friends. ' '
One Day More. '
Just one more day to shoot for this
week's prizeB at the Indoor Rifle
Range, they go Saturday night. There
are two tid on frt- sccrc 27,
and three tied on second, score 26.
PRATT TAKES OFFICE.
SPOKANE, May 14 The new city
administration, headed by Mayor N. S.
Pratt, Democrat, was installed today.
The Mayor's message emphasized the
importance of Increasing the watet
supply If per cent.
EMIT LOST III
ROAD ALL NIGHT ALONE TRYING
TO FIND HIS CAMP
NAIROBI, Bristish East Africa, May
IS. Keriuit Roosevelt lost his way,
and rode all night through the jung
les recently, according to a story,
which leaked out here today. The in
cident is minimized by Roosvelt. Ker
uiit was riding horseback 20 miles
south of camp when he lost his bear
ings. He arrived at camp just as his
father and other members of the par
ty were organizing a searching party.
You are always welcome at
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LAWLESSNESS BREAKS OUT
KIGHT RIDER'S CAMP
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JI'KOirS BODY Sl'SPEXDED FROM
HIS BAKX RAFTER.
Helped to Indict 100 .Night Riders Dnr.
UNION' CITY, Tenn., May 14.
Mansfield Harelson, a member of the
grand jury which Indicted 100 men ac
cused of being night riders, was
lynched to a barn rafter In his barn
last night by night riders, it Is sup
posed. The body was found by K.
Carmack, who slept at Harelson 's
house at the latter's reguest, to ?.s
slst him In case of an attack. Car
mack did not hear anybody enter dur
ing the night, and when morning
came, It brought With it the fatal
news. The whole section, of the coun
try is alarmed at the fearlessness of
the night riders, for any effort to ap
ply justice to them leaves the adjuster
of evils open to death from a hundred
Harelson has been alarmed for sev
eral days, following discovery of the
plot against his life.
Later this afternoon brought out a
rumor that the deed may have self
inflicted. STRIKE AB0IT OVER.
PARIS, May 14. Movement of the
mails today, excepting printed matter,
is' almost normal. It is bellved the
strike is almost broken. Government
officials said today many strikers are
applying for reinstatement.
CHASED BY MOB
FAMOUS PERSONAGE ARRESTED ON
: SERIOUS CHARGES TODAY :
A WILD CHASE
MAN WHO ATTACKED SECRET A UV
KNOX 1 TROUBLE.
Charged With Attempting to Entire
(lrl From Home. -
COLUMBUS, Ind., May 14. Charles
Caldwell, the attorney who recently
attempted to oust Secretary P. C,
Knox from ofllce, was arrested tavlay
after being pursued last night by a
posse of 1 (TD men, bearing a rop'e, and
headed by two bloodhounds. He is
held by the father of Bema Remy, ag
ed 16, the girl whom, he is accuse! of
attempting to entice from her homo.
Caldwell was covered with mud when
found, bidding In a law office here. It
is charged he wrote letters 'o tho g'.rl
. Caldwell was placed in jail at EUz
abethtown at his own request. Mis.
Caldwell has filed - suit for divorce,
alleging sensational charges. .
Caldwell first gained notoriety when
he vrote to Washington demanding
Phiinder C.' Knox be ousted from of
fice,; as Secretary of Stai. charting
he wa'a Ineligible, because he voltd
for an increase In salary tor Be?re
tary of State, while he was still Sen
ator. Papers in the oustT suit were
returned to Caldwell a few days ago.
because they were lmproperl. drawn
He has Vx.en practicing law here alw 1
a veil-.' '
OVER S1B4,000,0DB STOLEN FROM
WASHINGTON, May 14. Branding
tobacco truBt as "most compact, ef
fective private monopoly existing"
Senator Beveridge, today told the Sen
ate, the government has lost $184,009,
o57, which could have been collected
in revenues the last eight years. In
stead It has gone Into the coffers of
the octopus. He made the assertion
when he introduced an amendment to
the tariff bill providing for an increase
in rates and duty on tobacco. He de
clared his amendment would bring at
least $21,461,954 more revenue yearly
tha nthe present revenue.
County Clerk Ed Wright intends to
leave this evening for Portland, where
he will remain for a few days, rer
turning Thursday to' lliil River
where he will attend, as Grand Sec
retary the convention of the Grand
Court of Foresters. '
, Dr. G. L. Iliggers and Nei l Ai kles
will go as delegates from the local
lodge. They will probably leave La
Grande on Monday,
I'errr to .Meet I n (inintlc on Local
Ground .Next Stind.i).
Cove Plays Huntington at Hunting
ton. La Grande plays Perry here, and
linker City plays I'nlon at I'nlon next
Sunday, the third week of organized
amateur' baseball in Eastern Oregon.
The hoiiie name should be an Interest
STEALS VAST SUM
CLASH WITH MOB.
Militia Attempts to Guard 1'rUouers
. Id Tjter, Texas.
DALLAS. Texas. May 14. A
between soldiers and a mob at
Texas, is reported here today.
mob attempted last night to
a number of citizens jailed at
for alleged participation iu the
iug of Jim Hargls on May 3.
troops are guarding the jail.
, . Scutes Tainted. -A
coat of red paint was applied to
the city scales, this morning. The
painting was done to protect the wood
work from ravages of the weather.
The paint, about which there has been
some discussion as to its efficiency,
is some 'that was bought to use iu
painting the Are hydrants recently.
Engine In Pitch.
UNION. May 14. (Special) The new
Central Railroad of Oregon engine
went in the ditch yesterday evening
near her," when it struck an open
switch. No serious damage resulted.-
F. S. Brainwell returned this morn
ing from Portland.
LOSS OF illtY
POOR WOMAH SOBBED, LOSES
. IAIN0 AND FINALLY DIES' '
SPOKANE, Wash., May' 14.-Mra.
Ida Smith, aged 3G. died last night in
the insane asylum at Medical Lake,
as the result of Insanity caused by an
encounter with highwaymen In Ilige
law Gulch, a road . near this city a
month ago. She was a poor farmer
woman making a living for her chil
dren. After tho robbeis took the
money from her, she became demen
than the present revenue. '
Three deeds relating to the prop
erty of the Central Railway, of Oregon,
about which there has been so much
speculation recently, were filed In the
office of the county recorder today.
The first one 1b from the receiver of
the road to Charles E. Graham, Com
missioner from the committee of
stockholders , and , conveys all the
property of the corporation to him
for a consideration of $200,000, as re
lated In the Observer at the time of
the sale. The second deed Is from
lf OMWfl TONS COME FAST
Several, nominations for queen of
the La Grande float at the Portland
Rose show, have come In today, evi-
) deuce of Interest shown In the move
ment by tho elite or the city Is very
gratifying to the Commercial club.
Tin muiu'B placed In nomination to
diiy are those of several leaders of
FESTIVAL tJL'EEM NOMINATION 'It ALLOT.
I hereby nominate . .
for I.a Grande's Queen at the Portland Rose Festival, June 7 to 12.
(Signed) . ................I.. . ..
Deposit this vote at elthernewspaper office before Saturday
noon, May 15. ,'
MOST DARISG CRIME OF MAXY
YEARS ABOUT SEATTLE;
tjiorsajids in stamps and cash
Safe Room Shattered by . Explosion
That Wreeked a Safe.
SEATTLE, May 14. One of the most
daring crimes committed In this vU
clnity for years, occurred this mo ru
ing, when bandits landed at Bremerton
in a launch, and forced their way into
the postofflce there, blew the safe and
stole thousands of dollars wotrh of
stamps and several hundred dollars
In money, and then escaped. It is
supposed the robbery occurred be
tween 3 and 4 o'clock this morning.
The interior of the room where th
safe was located, is wrecked. The
door of the safe was blown across the
room. No clews. ,.-
A scene : of confusion greeted the
clerks when they went to work. It
Is estimated between $5,000 and $6,000
In stamps, and between $250 and $300
were stolen. They entered the post
office from the rnf dM. .. Mail sacks
were strewn about the. room. It Is
apparent they were piled against the
safe to deaden' the report of the ex
plosion. . ' .
(lovenor ut RoHi'burg.
SALEM, May 14.-ovenor Benson,
his wife, and Attorney General Craw
ford went (to Roseburg today to par
ticipate in' the strawberry.-" fePtivs.f
there. ' ' ' ' -
; V. T. Hammer, Edwin Wilcox, A. H.
Smith and D. R. Ailing, composing a
'committee of bondholders. In this
; deed the consideration named Is niere
ly nominal, being, but $10, and recon
; veys to the corporation all the prop
erty sold to Graham by the receiver.
In deed No 3, the property is turned
back for $:'.00,000 to Charles E. Gra
ham, commissioner for the bondhold
ers, by Edwiu Wilcock, president of
the corporation, and the American
Trust Company. 7 r
' society in this city, and are sponsored
j by persunal friends, v Th list of
; nominees will be published tomorrow
1 afternoon, and the complete list will
; appear In the ; Sunday morulng Star'.'
In the same Issues voting places and
j arrangements for conducting the con
I test will be aunounced.