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LA GBANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON,
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 16, 1909.
BALLIMER EX0NERA1 ED OF
ALL CHARGES BY TAFT
ACCUSER STANDS THE ACCUSED
WASHINGTON, Sept. 18. Secretary
Balllnger has ordered the dismissal
of L- B. Glavla, chief of the field di
vision of tha general land office. The
action fololws a statement Issued last
night by President Taft at Albany, N.
Y., in which he exonerated Balllnger
In the Cunningham Alaska coal land
case. ' -
After reading Taft's letter exonera
ting Balllnger In connection with the
Alaska coal land cases, declaring Bal
llnger had the sympathy "of the admin
istration, Louis R. Glavis refused to
discuss the statement this morning.
He said he wouldn't make any com
ment thereon as he was still an offi
cial of the government There Is no
Question but that he will make a com
plete statement when he severs his
connection with the government
The eraaon foi the dismissal of
Glavis was stated in Taft's letter to
Balllnger as follows: "The filing of a
dislngenous statement unjustly Im
peaching the official Integrity of his
In this letter Taft exonerated Bal
llnger of the charge by Glavis in con
nection with the Alaskan cases. Taft
also sustains Balllnger in regard to
restoration and withdrawal of pub
lic and Is in connection with allega
This lot comprises values up to
Lot 2Boys School Suits $4.65
Many of the best suits that we have are lncludel in this lot Ton will be surprised at the extraordin
ary value at this price. ' : v .;.
KISSES SCHOOL DRESSES from 95c to $3.00.
"MSSES SCHOOL CLOAKS $2.60 nd up. All new styles and pat-terns.
SEE OUB LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES FOB DOTS AND GIRLS. WYE STCDDLED THEIB NEEDS
AND HATE THE BEST LINES WE CAN OBTAIN FOB SEBYICE.
tions regarding water power sites by
so called water power trust at the
National Irrigation Congress recent
ly. Taft declared In the letter that
Balllnger was In accordance and in
sympathy with the administration.
This leaves the impression,' Inasmuch
as Pinchot bitterly disagreed with
Taft, the attitude of Pinchot, can't
well conform with that of the admin
istration. There is a speculation
whether Pinchot will remain in the
service. The Forestry department is
under the Interior lepartment, there
fore there Is no official connection di
rectly between Pinchot and Balllngor.
Pinchot Not Iware of It
LOS ANGELES. Sept 16. Chief
Forester Pinchot is unconscious of
his defeat by Balllnger. He Is fishing
at San Clements Island, 35 miles out
on the Pacific
. Mr. Glavis was chief of the Oregon
district during 1907 and 1908 and last
fall spent some time la La Grange.
About April last he was appointed ,to
the Alaska Jurisdiction and from th?ie
made his sensational charges of a few
Six thousand attended the fair In
Eugene on Merchant's Day.
full stocks and serial
ings in Children's Clothing and
LOOK THESE OVER
Boys School Suits $2.85
$6.00 and comes in all sizes and desirable colors. ,
BRINGS COTTON PLANT ,H0ME.
Judge Kaowles Cats And Preserves an
Example ef The Cotton Plant ;
To the northerner who has never
seen cotton plant, Judge Knowles
brings bac kthe real thing, a plant
which he cut with his own hands
while 1 nthe south. By careful pack
ing Mr. Knowles was able to bring it
here in good state of preservation and
the cotton blossome are attached to
the tiny tree. ; He has kindly left it
In this office, where it can be seen.
The "erroneous notion entertained by
northerners that the cotton plant It
self grows from the root each year,
is rectified by the presence of this
little tree which resembles a hazel nut
bush In many respects.
KETCHEL-LANGFORD BOUT TO BE
CALLED OFF. '
Authorities Will Not Permit The Ma
NEW YORK, Sept 16. The Ketchel
Langford fight was called off today
because the authorities threatened to
raid the club. The fight was sched
uled for tomorrow night
The decision to call off the fight
followed a conference between Dis
trict Attorney Jerome, Police Com
missioner Baker and Sheriff ' Foley,
following a telegram from Governor
Authorities decided the fight would
be a violation of the law, because It
would be witnessed by other than the
FIST EIGHT TODAY
COMPLETE ISLAND CITY
WAREHOUSE THIS EVENING
Members ef Farmers Union Hive Al
ready Brought in Fifteen Thousand
Boshelj of Wheat And About That
Much More Comlsg Structure Cov
ered With . Corrogated Steel And
WeU Reinforced WIU Hold Grain
There For Sale.
Over 15,000 bushels of wheat are al
ready in the new Union County Co
operative Farmers' Union, notwith
standing that the roof is not complet
ed. Four men under Warehouse Man
ager Stele,, aer kept "on move continu
ally caring fo rthe great' Influx of
wheat It is believed that more than
30,000 bushels will be in the new
warehouse before the storing season
is over, a total that is extremely high
of course and even more so consider
ing that the Union is yet In its In
fancy in this county. During the past
few days the rush to the warehouse
has been exceptionally great
The roofing is being complete this
afternoon. The structure is said to
to one of the best in the county, be
ing built on a cement foundation and
covered with corrogated steel from
tqp to bottom and over the entire
roof - space, v, The superstructure I
strong and well reinforced. The en
tire building will be completed in a
few days it is believed, when the crew
will commence the fair building. ' .
This large quantity of grain will be
held in the warehouse for Bale and.
when the anion unloads, the buyers
will . have It conveniently enar the
main line. '
This Is only one of the many ware
houses 1 nthe city and county and it
can be readily seen that the total oi
wheat basing the estimate on what
is already In one warehouse, will be
up to the origlna Igneeses.
Mill Besnmes Work.
HOQUIAM. Wash., Sept 16. Coats
shingle mill, one of the largest here,
resumed today after a short shut
down. The company guaranteed the
increase demanded by the packers.
It Is thought this action will weaken
the cause of the employers attempting
to hold the scale down. . "
Oppose Taft Plan.
CHICAGO, Sept 16. The Central
National bank idea as outlined by
President Reynolds and endorsed by
Taft may not be adopted by the bank
ers in session here. The opposition
arose among , the western financiers.
who say it will wipe out a number of
the country banks and will drain the
banks of the west to concentrate the
money In the east
Forest Fire Causes Death.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept 16. One
life was lost and hundreds of heads of
cattle are dead In the great area burn
ed by fires in different parts of San
Old Pioneer Back. ' v
F. Van Vlack of Salem, is here the
guest of his son, Thurlow Van Vlack.
It has been 15 years since Mr. Van
Vlack was a resident of this county
and since that time he has not been
to La Grande. He expressed his sui
prise at the size of the town and &e
wonderful developments In this Conn
ty since he left. ;',
CHANGE IN FORCE.
New Night Ticket Agrit Will go on
Tonight at Ticket Office.
J. Beck arrived last night from
Portland and will be employed In the
freight office here as assisting freight
agent' 01 Stageberg, who formerly
held this position, will be transferred
to the ticket office as night ticket
agent William Day who has been
night agent here in the ticket office
for some time will leave In a short
time for Portland, where he will be
employed with the company.
Mrs. Harriman Gets Fortune.
NEW YORK. Sept 16. The will of
E. H. Harriman was probated today.
It bequests all real and personal prop
erty to his wife. The will Is dated
June 8, 1903, and names the executor.
Council Is Willing to Aid. ;
At the council meeting last evening
the fair and city council became
warmer friends than ever and all that
the city can do in the way of aid for
the fair will be done. Extensive im
provements for the city office rooms
were abetted by giving the committee
more time to arrange a through im-
GREAT HOST OF CHILDREN SINGS
Starts West Tonight After Attending
Banquet This Evening.
CHICAGO, Sept 16. The flrBt lap
of President Taft's western trip was
made when he reached this city short
ly after 11 this morning. Thousands
gathered at the Lasalle street station,
when the train arrived. He was loud
ly ovatloned with' anautomobile pa
rade as the feature. The route was
through; Washington park, where 200,
000 school children sang "Columbia."
Thence Taft went to the Congress ho
tel for luncheon. Afterwards he visi
ted the Art institute, and the ball
game, and this evening will attend a
banquet He is scheduled to leave at
Walla WaUn Floor Drops.
WALLA WALLA, Sept 11 Flour
dropped 60 cents per barrel here to
dayfrom $6 to $3.40. Retailers an
nounced the reduction. " .
YOUTH KILLS INDIAN JUST
SEE HIM FALL.
Divulged at Trial That Chum in Pris
on Likes His Prison Stripes
SEWARD, Alaska, Sept. 16. A re
markable crime is reported at Dlak,
where a fourteen year old boy shot
and killed an Indian. At the Inquest
he said: "I shot to see the man fall."
It Is believed, however, that the boy
murdered him after receiving a let
ter from a chum In Washington State
penitentiary on McNeil's Island, in
which the chum described as having
an easy time and liked the life. It
is believed the boy committed the
crime so he could go to prison also,
Pasftenger Train Carries Logs. ,
After running closely to schedule
all summer, the Joseph-La Grande
train is now entering on a period of
lateness. Heavy shipments from Wal
Iowa county is generally responsible
today. It was a heavy shipment? of
logs from Looking Glass that' delayed
Policemen Guard Ballplayer. ...
PHILADELPHIA, Sept 16. Be
cause Cobb, the crack right fielder of
the Detroit team spiked third base
man Baker of the Phlladelphlan team
three weeks ago, an extra force of po
lice Is guarding the Detroit player
from possible attack by the local fans.
OCTOBER JURORS DBAWN
AND ANNOUNCED AS WELL"
Only a Few Merchants And Business
men on The October Jury For The
Coming Term Mostly Farmers
Court Sits Circuit Judge noma
And AHr A Pn... v..
t-.-. j -,----
Coming Season--The Complete LIf
of Jurymen. .
Farmers are nominated in great ma
jority in the October list, which was
drawn today. There are a few lum
bermen, one railroader: and a mer
chant or two, but the big percentage
are farmers, according to the follow
In Hst.-Tnlch is to report when tha
a arm sits: ,
! iarth, Elgin, merchant
jata. Union, farmer.
bertoa, Elgin, mlllman.
aibberd, Imbler, real estate.
Jolly, Cove, farmer. '
Wm, Roulette, Elgin, farmer.
B. W. Bates, Union, farmer.
W. M. Severger, Union, farmer.
C. J. Black. La Grande, real estate
agent . t ' "
E. C. Meyers, Summervllle. farmer.
L. E. Leandley, Island City, farme. ;
John Zwetfel, Summervllle, farmer.
John MtiVuley; t Grande, farmer.
Walter Glenn, La Grande, farmer.
M. McMurray, La ' Grande, wood
dealer. . s
Ed Lee, Union, teamster.
Geo. H. Hudson, Telocaset, farmer.
Herbert Patterson, La Grande, mer
chant ''.'-.: -;
J. E. Reynolds, La Grande, farmer.
W. H. Statford, Union, railroader.
B. C. Maps, Elgin, lumber man. '
E. J. Conrad. Summervllle, stock
dealer. . : "''
J. H. Redman, Medical Springs, far
mer. '. ; .. .. '. ; ,
Tom W. Conklin, Medical Springs.
B. Daron, La Grande, fruit grower.
' G. M. Games, North Powder, farmer.
L. J. Fergason, La Grande, farmer.
M. Kerns, Cove, farmer.
Wm. Bloom, Cove, farmer,
Henry W. Burk, La Grande, farmer.
Two Appeals Filed.
Two transcripts were filed today la
the. county clerk's office by Ralph At
kinson through his attorneys, Judge
Ramsey, for an appeal to the circuit
court of the two cases where he was
charged with the violating the local
option law of the city before Re- '
corder Cox and found guilty. These
two will make six cases that will be
tried before the circuit court In which
he is charged with selling liquor. -NEARING
With the arrival home of Circuit
Judge Knowles, attorneys and court.
attachees are looking forward to Mon--day
October 3rd, when the October"1'
NO CHECKS TODAY.
Checks For The Employes of The 0.
B. A If. Fall to Arrive.
"No check" are the words that greet
the employes of the O. R. & N. at this
place today as they make their appear
ance at the usual receiving place. No
reason Is assigned for the failure of
the checks to arrive but it Is thought
hat they will get here tomorrow.
John Still Low.
ROCHESTER, MIn., Sept 16. Gov
ernor Johnson's condition Is still re
garded as critical. , He was operated
on yesterday for intestinal trouble.
He rested fairly well this afternoon,
but Is suffering from gaseous pains.
Company Boys Auto,
The La Grande Investment company '
has purchased an automobile, that Is
practically a new one, to be need la
routine business such as taking pros
pective home seekers over the valley