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LA GRANDE, UNION COTOTY, OREGON,
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 1909.
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BIG STRIKE IS PENDING
General Manager O'Brien Says - Men
Rare' Hade Demands For Readjust
ment of Wage Scale But Not Ap
prised of Strike Rumors Rumor
Cnn-titt That Fnlon Pacific. Short
Line and 0. R k N. Men Included In
The Dissatisfied Ranks.
PORTLAND. Sept. 17. It was learn
ed here today "from an authorative
source that machinists employed by
the O. R. & N., Oregon Short Line, and
Union Pacific, have made a demand
for readjustment of their wage scale.
Rumors are current In various round
house centers that a great strike of
machinists Is pending on al Illarrl
man lines mentioned,
General Manager O'Brien said here
today that the men have made a de
mand for readjustment of the scale,
machinists is pending on all Harri
known to him.
Find Originators of Fire. .
PASADENA, Calif., Sept. 17. Two
brothers, named Thomas, are held dri
suspicion of being responsible for the
forest fires. They are Bald to have
admitted starting the fires to smoke
out bees. .
Will Not Seek Pole.
tVi JOHNS, Sept. 17. tfommandir
Peary quoted here as denying he In
tends to search for the South Pole.
He declares he won't make another
expedition to ejther the arctic or ant
Lot 1 Boys School Suits $2.85
This lot comprises values up to $6.00 and comes In all sizes and desirable Colors. ,
Lot 2 Boys School Suits $4.65
Many of the best suits that we have are included in this lot Yon will be surprised at the extraordin
ary value at thla price: " V ' i '" ' ' '.
MISSIS SCHOOL DRESSES from 95c to $3.00 "
HISSES SCHOOL CLOAKS $2.50 nd up. All new styles and pat-terns.
SEE OUB LINE OF SCHOOL SHOES FOB BOYS AND GIRLS. WE'VE STUDDIED THEIR NEEDS
AND HATE THE BEST LINES WE CAN OBTAIN FOB SERVICE. V
JOY RIDERS IX TROUBLE.
Portland Jury Returns Indictment
Against Man And Woman.
PORTLAND, Sept. 17.-Indictments
against Haze! Maddux and Frank E.
Rodman, charging them with involun
tary manslaughter, having run down
and killed Mrs. May Real on the Lin
ton road, will be returned by the lo
cal grand Jury this afternoon, accord
ing to information coming from the
district attorney's office.
Attorney for the accused, are in the
meantime trying to raise five thousand
dollars ball for each, and the couple
has already been arraigned on the
charge of murder In the second degree
for the death of Mrs. Real.
Operated on For Appendicitis.
a little girl over today and took her
to the hospital, where she was opera
ted on for appendicitis. .
BLOODY BATTLE AT NEWCASTLE
Sweethearts and Wires of the Striking
Workers Brutally Beaten.
NEW CASTLE, Pa.. Sept. 17. Sev
eral women here are suffering from
.serious injuries received when the
wives and sweethearts of the striking
tin workers of the Sheenango , Mills
were savagely attacked by the women
who remained at work in the mills.
flirs. x rancis iocke, a widow, was
seriously injured and is now at the
hospital. She was struck on the head
with a heavy poker. Anna May was
severely beaten by the amazons. The
strike breakers attacked the wives of
the Btrikers without provocation and
me oystanaers interfered, when a
bloody battle resulted.
full stocks and secial
mgs in Children's Clothing and
LOOK THESE OVER
TtfT UK PLAHS
NATIONAL ASSOCIATION IS
OPPOSED TO SAYINGS BANKS
In Strong Resolution National Asso
ciation of Bankers Goes on Record
... ' r . t i.
as Opposed to Taft's Savings Bank
Policy Would be . Dangerous Un-
dertaklng And Would Injure Credit
Select Los Angeles as 1910 Meet
CHICAGO, Sept 17. -A spirited
meeting of thf, National Bankers' as
sociation today selected Los Angeles
as the 1910 meeting place. The dis
cussion of the Postal Savings banks
occupied the morning session. The
principal address was made by James
B. Forgan, President of the First Na
tional Bank of Chicago.
The bankers strongly criticised
President Taft and passed the follow
ing resolution: "We are opposed to
the passage of a Postal Savings Bank
bill, to the investment of such funds
In the state or municipal bonds, and
to the Investment of $600,000,000 in
United States bonds as advised by our
chief executive, as we know such ac
tlon will be a serious mistake, and
will menace the national credit."
.TANGIERS. Sept 17. Two hun
dred are reported killed, and twice
V- r X
that number injured by an explosion
of a powder magazine at High, pro
vince of Taraoult The magazine is
near the market place. Data is lack
lng,g but authorities are requesting
outside aid. ' ;
ATTORNEY OLIVER READY
TO INTRODCCE EVIDENCE
Commission Is Now Ready to Leave
-Chicago For Spokane Is a Matter
of Dollars And Cents to La Grande
Which Will Take Active Part In
Fighting Short Haul Charges Evi
dence Will be Taken And Oral Ar
CHICAGO, Sept. 17. Members of
the Interstate Commerce Commission
are preparing for their western tour,
to reach Spokane on September 29th.
They will take evidence and listen to
final arguments on a supplementing
petition of the Spokane Chamber of
Commerce In the railroads rate case.
Before ending the tour they will visit
Few things or matters are attract
ing more attention from commercial
and business circels in La Grande to
day, than the coming hearing at Spo
kane. Attorney Turner Oliver who has
the rate matter in hand for the local
commercial club will take his depar
ture for Spokane on Sunday, following
next Monday. He will Introduce testi
mony bearing on the case and if oral
arguments are heard at .that time he
mill argue the matter for La Grande's
interests. Written arguments are to
be handed In after the hearing, how
ever. l f :': ' ' ' V '-:
The. cities of the inland empire are
united in what is called the fostering
of the Spokane rate case. La Grande
is one of the many, and each city will
have its': own attorney and its own
witnesses. :: ' ' ? -i-V ;
The fight is to remove the short
haul provision; Shipments from the
east are billed and freight charged to
coast towns and the inland towns
must pay for the short haul back to
their respective places again. La
Grande is pne of the places that have
Joined with Spokane in fighting this
objection to the recent decision ,' of
the commission which annulled the
short haul charges. The railroads are
attempting an enjolnment of the or
der. It is a matter that means dollars
and, cents to the merchants in La
Grande. ' '
TO BE PROBED
FEDERAL GRAND JURY AT LEW-
'. ISTON TO DIG DEEPER.
Portlanders And Many Lewlston Peo
ple Said to be fnrolved. .
LEWI STON, Idaho. Sept. 17. The
Federal Grand Jury of the Federal
District court will convene at Mos
cow, October 25th, to Investigate the
cases popularly designated In the
Northern Idaho land fraud cases.
These are said to Involve prominent
LewIstoner8 and Portlanders. - ' The
Jury will also investigate the charges
of violation of the federal laws, pro
hibiting the Introduction of liquors
Into the' Nez Perse Indian reserva
tion. . '. : -"
Secret Service Agents tod;iv hp.L&
several packages of liquor' ::i express
cars of Grangevllle-Cl?; ater trains,
consigned to resident in reservation
. v.. Laying Off Grounds.
Workmen are busy today laying off
the grounds on Washington and
Greenwood for the erection of the
buildings necessary for the holding of
the Union County Exposition.,:
FIRE IS CONTROLLED.
Destructive Blues In Lower California
Controlled at Last. .
SAN DIEGO, Calif., Sept. 17. J W
est fires which for the last two days
have swept Escondido inJ Swewt water
valley, are controlled today after de
vasting 2,4000 acres. Long distance
telephone lines are prostrate . Voi
est rangers are on dut to guard
against a ienewal.
EXPLOSION KILLS TWELVE.
Fireworks Factory Explodes With Ser
ious Resutls to Employes.
NAPLES, Sept 17. Twevle persons
are known to be dead, and a score In
jured in an explosion of a fire works
factory at Rlace, Calaberia. The ex
plosion demolished the factory. Twelve
oodles nave Deen recovered, ana a
number of missing are betevled to be
on missionary juncket to this
city. ; :.
Local Greeks" Anxious to Aid in Con
struction of Portland Church. .
C. J. Abramspaule, high priest of
the Greek Catholic church in Oregon,
with headquarters in Portland, and
accompanied by T. II. Johnson,' an in
terpreter from the Greek consulate
at Portland, are in the city today con
ferring with influential members of
the Greek colony, along matters per
taining to the construction of a Greek
Catholic church at Portland to coat
$25,000. Mr. Abramspaule has heen in
Portland for ihree years and is some
what conversant in the American ton
gue. Ills business with the general
public was transacted by the inter
preter. . , . 'v,
The primary purpose of the visit
to the La Grande colony of Greeks is
to receive a volunteer contribution
from the local foreigners. They had
recently informed the priest of their
willingness to aid in the construction
of the Portland dlflce. When he com
pletes his work here he will go to
Spokane and ether northwest towns
on the same mission. He is register
ed at the Foley today. , 1 '
; FROST TOMGUT.
Weather Observer Reels of Portland,
has 'predicted ft light frost to fall to.
night In this section of the state.
CHICAGO CUBS DROP
BEHIND 6 AJiD A HALF GAMES
Pittsburg Fans Helping Detroit Tigers
Along to Compare Wagner With
Cobb Pittsburg Field Will Fly The
1909 National Pennant. Says Clark
Chicago Cubs Loose to Giants Yes.
1 terday Pittsburg Playing . Great
, PITTSBURG, Sept 17. "Forbes
field, the completes and finest baseball
stadium la the world will fly the na
tipne.1 kague pennant. for 1909." This
Is the claim of Manager Fred Clarke,
and h!s pf:'"-t?,band, who advance thla
aniuineiu uj support his claim. By
losing yesterday's ' game to the. New
York Giants, while Pittsburg, was ta
king, one from the Cincinnati Reds,
the .Chicago, Cubs dropped, six and
one half games behind the league lead
ers.'. .1 j , .' ' . ';' " t.
The entire roster of Pittsburg is
playing great ball, while the pitchers
are stronger.. . - 1 ;
.. Pittsburg fans are rooting for De
troit to win the American League pen
nant, so as to compare the ability of
T.'.T. Cobb, the Tiger's right fielder,
with Ham .Wagner, j
BIG RACE CROWS
ON HIS DEFEAT
EyPECTS TO WIS WHEN
COGRESS COXYENES AGA12T
Special Messenger Carries otlce of
PInchot's Defeat to Hiiu on His Re
treat In The Paciile Ocean Rccelres
Message From Taft is Slated to
Speak In Seattle la a Few Days And
Public Awaits His Spoken Stand oa
SEATTLE. Sept 17. San FranciBco
and Los Angelea friends of Plnchot
are endeavoring today to predict his'
attitude relative to Taft's decision in
the Pinchot-Balllnger controversy In
public speeches Plnchot is slated to
dehver ; here next week. He refused
to discuss the president's action in
discharging Glavls, when he w '
reached by special messenger today,,
Mr. Plnchot said: "The power trust as
suredly will send a big lobby to Wash
ington when congress meets. : I ex- '
pect a big fight and a hard one, but '
I also expect a big victory," .
Plnchot received the official com- .
munication from Taft to which he re
plied, but refused to disclose the con
tents of the message, o rthe reply.
Plnchot la fishing on an island far
out in the Pacific ocean.
Glarls Out ,
SEATTLE, Sept. 17.-At the oflke
of Louis R. Gavlla, chief of the Se
attle field division and local land of
fice, that official this morning is en
gaged In preparing to turn over the
office to Andrew Chrlstensen, chief of -
the Portalnd division, his successor.
Glavls will leave the office tomor
row, but refused to make a statement f
until then. He may publish the data ,
which has caused ; him to prefer
charges against Ballinger to Justify
himself In the eyes of the public. He
has received many commendatory tele
grams. ' . ':yf' ;
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 17. De-
metrl ; Treschenko, the Russian, who
murdered Dorothy Malankoff, a ten-year-old
school girl, because he was
Infatuated with her, was found guilty
of murder today In the first degree,
and will hang. The murdered child
was on her way to 'school. It waa "
attempted ; to show that her father
committed the murder. .
CALIFORNIA FIRES BREAK OUT',
' " AFBESIf TODAY.
Once Mastered But Breaks Out Second
. Time More Seriously. ,
SAN DIEGO, Sept 17. (3 o'clock
Bulletin) Fanned by a high wind, a
second fire started today and la ad
vancing rapidly on Escondido. "Sev
eral thousand acres are already de-
vasted and the fire .is beyond control. -Nearly
every man in ; Escondido " la '
fighting the flames. A barren strip
nearly a mile wide is between the
fire and the town. '' v
The mayor of Escondido has issued '
a call for aid. The forest fire ' la
sweeping upon the town. Meager de
tails Bay It is within three miles. I
Union County Exposition Bill Poster
at Work OTer County. ,
Roy and George Currey left this af
ternoon for the east end of the coun
ty, where they will post the pM" for
the Union ' County Exposition. They;
expect to arlrve back In" La Grande
Sunday evening. H