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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4.
COVE ORCHARDISTS FORM
Will Augment Union County Exhibit at
Spokane Apple Show Elect Hen to
Attend the Affair Clarence Wilson
Is President and Committees Are
io vv i vv vo. wiuioaj auiuiis 111 at lie
Is anxious to get the franchise and
vuu U duu D ucgULiaitus Willi UUU
TO OWN CLUB
SOX OF WHITE SOX OWNER TO
BUY DENVER CLUB.
Negotiations For the Purchase Are
Now Under Way. .
Chicago, Nov. 4. Louis Comlsky the
son of the owner of the Chicago White
Sox, will own the Denver Club of the
Western League next season, accord
ing to report's. Comlsky admits that he
Withycomb is Back of the Move
ment for Advertising. .
Cove. Nov. 4. (Special.) Such a
booster and forward meeting as has
never been duplicated In Cove was
held in this community last evening
when following the organization of a
"booster club" steps were taken to
have Cove represented In the National
Apple Show at Sjjok&ne. Cove will
send its showing with Union and La
Grande. Robert Withycombe of Union
was the Installing spirit and his en
thusiasm rapidly spread. This addi
tion to the Unlor. county exhibit will
make It extremely large.
Officers were elected to head this
movement Clarence Wilson is presi
dent: M... J. Duffey. secretary. The
committee to select the apples are: E.
S. Roberts, K. J. Stackland, O, Lund,
FrarTii Miller and A. Anderson.
Advertising com<tee; Dave Clark,
M. J. Duffey, S. O. Recs.
Finance Committee: Roy Conklln, S.
0. Rees and S, G. Stock. : k. ,,t.
thorpe the present owner for it.
FOUR SUITS STARTED.
Salem, Nov, 4. Four suits have been
started against Governor Benson,
Treasurer Steel, . Attorney General
Crawford, State Engineer Lewis by
Alexander Drake, asking for an In-
Negro Arrested Last Night Given
Again Identifies Him
MAY BE WOMAN THIEF HERE
Junction restraining the Deschutes Ir
rigation and Power Cnmnanv from nn-
propriating water of the Deschutes l"18 'Th a"eed crme
rive, w th rit, f R.n. h (h. wu committed last night, about half
The first trial growing ouf of the
long drawn out series of house robber
ies in this city was called at 1 o'clock
this afternoon, when Fred Taylor,' a
colored man, was brought before Jus
tice A. C. Williams to answer to the
charge of burglary of the house of R.
P. Brooks. Just across Fir street from
Harris' grocery. The alleged crime
river above the City of Bend by the I
Deschutes Irrigation and Land Com
pany Who claim to hold a contract
with the state.
Taft Visits State Fair.
Macon, Ga. Nor. 4. Taft visited the
state fair In this city today. After ui;
dressing an immense throng at the
fair grounds . he witnessed the stock
parade. He will leave this afternoon
. Shorten Main Line.
Tlutte. Nov.' 4. The Northern Pacific
oewin a survey this afternoon from
Miles City to Mott, N. D., which It is
claimed will shorten the main line of
the Northern Pacific road almost fifty
miles. . " "
past ten o'clock.
" The first witness called by the state
was Mr. Brooks who told the story of
the affair as he saw It." He said that
he came home from the Pastime with
his wife and baby. He stood the baby
tin the door and went In to light ' the
lamp. He got a match and struck It
on the stove when he saw a man
crouching behind the stove. Just at
that instant the man Jumped up and
struck at him. Brooks flashed the
match In his face and got a good look
at him. He positively identifies the
man Taylor as the one who entered
After knocking Brooks down, Taylor
according to Brook's story, ran out at
the back door and several shots fired
JYew Jlpparell for fifen at
OUR LINE OF MEN AND DOTS
SUITS, OVERCOATS, FURNISHINGS
AND SHOES IS LARGE AND COV
TAINS EVERYTHING THAT IS SEW
. -' ' AND NIFTY.
WE CALL PARTICULAR ATTEN
TION TO OUR NEW LINE OF FALL
OVERCOATS IN ALL WEIGHTS AND
GRADES AND IN ALL OF THE NEW
STYLES, SOME WITH MILITARY
COLLARS AND OTHERS WITHOUT.
A GREAT VARIETY OF PATTERNS
FOR YOUR CHOOSING.
Our prices are Right
if r&&$m&: njal '
, :- jt-:-Ml
Me Make Suits to your Order
at comr Prices Jhan
after him missed. A few minutes later
Brooka says that he started to town to
get the police and met an officer at
the corner grocery. On their way back
to town they captured Taylor walking
along the track. Taylor had on a dif
ferent kind of a hat to the one dis
crlbed to the officers by Brooks but
Brooks says that the kind of a hat
that he saw on Taylor was found In
the home of Taylor later on, when the
house was searched.
At tne time of going to press the
witnesses for the state had not all
been examined. In the testimony of
Chief Rayburn It was learned that the
officer in searching Taylor found Ss..'0
In his pockets and ?150 In his hat band.
The complete search was made ntter
taKing mm to the house in which he
lived. Besides the money a Colta rc
volver' was found tucked away la his
vest pocket. .
'It was apparent at the time of go
ing to press that the mam wouM be
bound bver for the grand Jury to ieal
with. It Is also generally believed that
the denizens of the "red light" district
are to bo summoned fof the purpose
of proving au alibi for Taylor.
Two more or less vague theories of
the robberies have been advanced bv
I tie omcers and others interested in
the present prosecution. One of these
theories la that . Taylor is the local
agent of a general organization
burglars, mostly composed of railroad
porters. This Is strengthened by the
fact that Taylor rented the house
which he has been living for the pur
pose of accomodating the porters who
have been ordered to quit sleeping In
the cars. The change In the schedule
of the trains several weeks ago knock
ed this business out as it made It im
possible for the porters to spend the
night here. Nevertheless Taylor re
tained the house and paid up for an
other month. It has baen suggested
HIS MANAGER IN EARNEST ABOUT
; BIG FISTIC BOUT. ' '
Willing to Fost Big Sum to Get His
Man Against Johnson.
Boston, Nov. 4. Joe Woodman, the
manager for Langford, declares that
he Is In earnest about posting $10,000
side bet for Langford to meet John
son. He declared today that Johnson
was Blmply bluffing or that the match
would be made. Woodman wants the
match made In London as he believes
the negro would draw better in Eng
land than he would in the United
States. ' - . .
that the money and goods stolen have
been sent our right along through this
Another theory advanced In Private
by the officials is the belief that a
woman has been helping Taylor In his
alleged smooth operations In the city
during the past two months. A negro
woman has been seen In his house and
the theory has been advanced that the
woman has been dressed In men's
clothes and gone through the windows
with Taylor's assistance while he stay
ed outside to guard.
of the city JalL
The Workers today declare tlut
Portland tomorrow will send fifteen
hundred men and that Seattle will
sent three thousand It It Is necesshi'.".
Four thousand members are enroute
to this city from Montana as the re
suit of the conviction (St thirty-three
montana Workers that were convlctei.
of misconduct for attempting to make
a political speech on the streets.
The city officials "are harassed and
are working night and day an.'l j.ir;t
what to do about the mater Is undecid
MADAME STEIXHEIL HAD 1
FRENCH LOVERS GALORE.
Stranger In Paris Confesses that He
Murdered Mr. Stetnbtll and His
Mother Asks for Release of De
fendant Later the Woman : A4mf.
She Had Many Lovers, Among then
One of the Highest Officials In the
CHI EE ENGINEER ON IRRIGATION
PROJECT VISITS HERE.
Resident Engineer Parley Has Crew of
Men at Meadow brook Again.
Paris, Nov. 4. A man giving the
name of Lefevre arose In court today
during he trla lof Madame Steinhell
charged with the killing of her hua
band and his mother, and electrified
the assemblage by confessing that he
muraerecl Mr. Stelnhell and Madame
Japy.. . :
This Incident occurred as Madame
Stelnheil had resumed her seat on the
stand The woman had. JuBt arose t
emphasize a point In her testimony.
when Lefebvre. Jumped to his feet and
shouted: "Release that woman, she'
innocent. I alone am resnonslhi Rha
had nothing to do with the death of
her husband and Madame Jany." I kill
ed thom and am glad of It."
Lefebvre was Immediately removed
from the court room and the police
will Investigate. When quiet had been
restored, the examination was con
tinued. , V- ; ."' '",v: , ' .-.v ,'
Madame,.Stelnhell stillVohtlnues to
assert that the murders wee commltt
ed by three men, and a wbman who
Were dressed in flowing robes.
i Hud Many Lovers.
In reply to questions asked by the
court, Madame Stelnhell replied: "Tea.
I have lovers, many of them. I sunnose
the men have as many mistresses."
The only statement construed to
bear upon the reputed connection be-
tween President Fauer and Madame ;
Stelnhell was the statement that her '
huBbnnd took her to see "Salome": i i'
the company with a hlgV dignitary " of V
the government and that later he be- ;
came her lover and was greatly Inter- '
ested In her husband's paintings. "The
only wrong that be did me. "sneaking
of her husband, "was In dying and
not taking me with him."
In reviewing the case Madame Stela
hell said: "Stelnhell was a liar at the
age of five and he never reformed."
GREAT ARMIES OF INDUSTRIAL
WORKERS COMING .
Ciulined by u1Mh In Sitokane Trou.
lie that Money is Available.
Spokane, Nov. , 4. The -Industrial
Workers of the World are resuming
the attack today against the anti-
street speaking ordinance. Twenty ar
rests have been made. The officers of
the Industrials today claimed that a
thousand dollars had been received
from Chicago and that other bice
cities In tbe United Statos were of. -lug
them financial aid. Ilundrp ' . are
arriving today to assist '-i '..ia firclK.
A new move on the part of the Indus
trials Is that they are threatening to
bring suit against the city for thous
ands of dollars In damaged on acoc unt
of the ill treatment received from the
official and the unsanitary condition
Engineer . Darley ' left this morning
for the Meadowbrook dam Bite with
a crew of men to Burvey and search
for the bedrock formation for the spill
way. This Is according to the direction
of Consulting Engineer Humphreys of
Salt Lake city who Las Just completed
a trip over the reservoir site. Before
returning to Salt Lake Mr. Humphreys
stated- that he was working on the
plans for the dam i ml would Le able
to complete them at an early date
as soon as he got in the data which
Engineer Darley Is now after.
The spillway Is to be over the dam
but not at rlrsf ttiinpurarlly locate!
aboit a half mile from the clam at a
low place In the hills, where tbe escap
Ing waters would readily find their
way back again Into the channel of
the Grande Roude river, nearer than
by the former cource of the stream.
Upon making Investigation at this
point it was found that bed rock
could not ocated. The present ef
fort 1h to locate a spillway either on
the north of smith of this location.
There c.vo two other places that seem
promising. All this week will be con
:unied by the crew In sinking pits In
search of bedrock.
Another work that Is being done is
the placing of gages to test the flow
of water In' the steam, to ascertain
whether and when the reservgir will
be filled by the stream to the top of
the dam. Engineer Darley will be away
with the crew on the present work
for about one week.
T.UOMA IN FLOODS PATH AND
Log Jam at Pu j alliip Threatens to he
. conio Serious.
Tacoma, Nov. 4. Floods for the past
few days have. played havoc with the
schedule of the railroads leading into
Tacoma. Washouts, have occurred at
Crocker, Fairfax, and other places and
much driftwootl is coining clown Car
bon river. Groat damage is reported to
have been caused by tho rise of water
in the I'uyailup river near the town of
Moeker. A log Jam has formod at Pully
up and should the river rise much
higher it will overflow the Indian reservation.
Land Slide In Montana.
Missoula, Nov. 4. A landslide has
practically stalled traffic on the West
ern Montana, Milwaukee & Puget
Sound railroad. Hoavy rains reported
have washed out miles of track.'
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