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LA GfiANDH. UNION COUNTY, OREGON,
MONDAY, JANUARY 24. 1910
' NUMBER Y0
ON LAST LAP
HERMANN TRIAL IS NEAR THE
END. GOVERMENI PRESENTS
: LAST PIECE OF EYIDLNCE
INTRODUCED OYER THE
OBJECTIONS OF DEFENSE.
Letters from Arizona to Hermann
ebout Hyde Benson ring In form
ing school land metres Is read
by Heney Show reply from Her
. man to the attorney whose totters
'were read by Government.
Portland Ton, 21 Prccccsior lie-'
ney is on the last leg of the govern
ment's case against Dinger Hermann.
This morning session was devoted
to reading letters by Heney, written
by J. A. Zabraskie, a Tucson, Ari
zona attorney, who wrote the com
mission in 1902, telling of the ac
tions of the Hyde-Benson ring in se
curing school lands In California and
Oregon through the creation of forest
The letters of Zeabroskle and Her
mann's replies, reports of Special
Agent Hosliu who saw Zabroskle and
Snyder, were all read before the Jury
over the strenuous objections of Col.
Mrs. Alice Ladd, who has been her
for several weeks disposing of her
household goods and real estate, left
last night for Walla Walla, where her
The first poultry show ever held In
Union county closed Its doors Satur
day night. The management Is more
than pleased with the result and
much good has resulted.' There was
mush disappointment when the Judg
ing was completed, or rather much
misinformation as to what constitu
ted a prize winner. Cocks whose
owners expected were premium win
ners were not In the race and not a
few pullets strutted off with ribbons
whose owners Just put them in to
fill their "pens.
Ike Bonsell with a White Leghorn
pullet won the first honor, scoring 92
points out of a possible 100.
J. G. Wagoner had the finest cock,
a Rhode Island Red, scoring 90 1-2
Wm. Henson the finest hen, a White
Wyandotte, scoring 89 3-4.
r. a foolldee the finest pen, with
e score of 176 out of 200.
The official prize list:
Black Orplntons; Bob Masterson,
1st cockerel, 2d pullet, 3d pullet and
cash special for the highest scoring
cockeerel in the show.
Brown Leghorn, Single comb Wm.
C. Henson, 2d and 3d pullet.
Brown Leghorn, Rose comb John
Steinbeck, 2d cockerel, 2d pullet.
White Leghorn, Single comb Ike
Bonsell, 1st pullet, 3d pullet, 3d cock
erel and highest scoring pullet at the
John Vandermullen, 2d pullet.
White Leghorn, Rose comb C. D.
Huffman, 2d cockerel and 2d hen and
8d highest scoring hen at the show.
Buff Orpingtons Fred Nelson, 3d
cockerel, 1st and 2d hen and 3d pul
let Ike Bonsell, 2d pullet R, E.
Batholemew, 2d cockerel.
Light Bramah Mrs. C. C. Ells
worth, 3d cockerel.
FENDLETON GIRLS COMING.
Basket Ball Contest with L. G. High
School Girts Friday. . ;
Next Friday evening there will be
a casket ball game between the Pen
dleton Academy glds and the girl's
team of the La Grande High School.
Much interest is-being taken in the
event, and "as both teams have i
reputation ; at stake, each side will
do Its best to win.
LOCALLY NOTHING BUT RUMOR
Pendleton office receives Instructions
to prepare for turnover
Pendleton. Jan. 24. (Special) Ac-
f cording to authorltlve Inform'on
'which has .come to life here, the
pleted the purchase of the Pacific
Company and will take possession on
April 1st. ' This fact is based on a
letter received by the local agent
here from Pacific Express officials,
at Salt Lake, in 'the shape of orders
to have the office in shape to turn
over to the American people by the
date named. The Pacific company Is
now doing business on the Union Pa
cific, 0. S. L., 0. R. & N., in Oregon
and Washington, and all banch lines
of these roads.
Express agent Hibberd today af
firmed that he has not received in
structions relative to the above, hav
ing heard nothing but current ru
trrts to that effect.
Every good and charitable deed
you do to a fellow being Is a Jewel
In the crown to be worn in the great
Blue Andeluslans Wm. Kammerer
1st cockerel and 1st pullet, and sec
ond highest scoring cockerel at the
Barred Rocks Wm. Helmsoth, of
Baker City, 2d cockerel and 2d hen.
J. W. Black, 3d hen. Henry Pooselt,
2d and 3d pullet. ,., .
Rhode Island Reds, Rose comb.
Williard Couch, .3d cockerel and 2d
pullet W. O. Sherwood, 2d cockerel
Rhode Island Reds, single comb.
Geo. J. Wagoner, 1st cock, 2d cock
erel, 3d cockerel highest scoring cock
in the show, third highest scoring
cockerel in the show and third high
est scoring pen. F. E. Wright, 2d
hen, 3d cock and 3d hen, and third
highest scoring pen at the show. C
C. Coolidge, 2d cock, 1st pullet, 2d
pullet, 3d pullet, second highest scor
ing cock In the show, second and
third highest scoring pullets In the
show, 1st and 2d . highest Bcorlng
pens in the show and the largest and
best display of Rhode Island Reds.
Pit Games John Danlel3, 1st cock
1st hen, 2d den, 1st and 2d pullet
White Wyandottes. Wm. Henson
2d and 3d cock, 2d hen, 3d hen, 2d
and 3d cockerel, 1st, 2d and 3d pul
let, 1st and 2d highest scoring hen
in the show. Largest and best dis
play of any variety In the show.
Partridge Wyandottes. D. B. Stod
dard, 3d cockerel, 2d and 3d pullet,
White Rocks. D. B. Stoddard, 2d
and 3d cockerel, 2d hen 3d pullet
Sliver Spangled Hamburgs Fred
Riddle, 2d pullet, 3d cockerel.
Bronze Turkeys E. E. Jones, 1st
Tom, 2d pullet.
Tulouse Geese. F. A. Day, 1st
gander, 1st goose. '
Those having bills against the as-
soclation will please file them with
the secretary, D. B. Stoddard.
TO SELL OUT
BEEF TRUST COM
SIMS OPENS WAR ON BARONS OF MEAT TRUSTS WHEN
SITS IN CHICAGO TO HEAR INTRODUCTION OF
n IVE CONSPIRACY OF PACKERS HAS EXISTED
NATIONAL PACKING COMPANY
AGAINST WHICH THE
Oftclals and employees as witness? of big packing plants are hauled be-.-.''
fore grand Jury to give testimony Sims for government claims all M
be Indicted jointly John Ogdcu Armour believes high prices cant
be eliminated despite effors of Government .
Chicago, Jan.24. With eyes of an (
aroused people upon them, the great
"barons" of the meat trust, were
placed on the defensive today by th
opening of the second government
attack on the alleged monopoly. The
evidenced, believed to warrant crim
inal procedure, is ready to present
to the Federal Grand Jury this after
noon. Marshals were this morning
serving subpoenas on 30 witnesses to
appear before the inquisitors.
Government Prosecutor Simms v ill
begin the arraignment of packers and
Assistant James Wilkerson will con
duct athe grand Jury room examina
tion. The National Packing Compa
ny is selected as the chief object of
attack. '-.' '
A great number of witnesses are
officials and employees of that In
stitution. Sims is armed with data
from government agents gainst the
men suspected to be responsible for
the high prices of meat through ille
gal combinations in ' restraint 'Ok the
iraue. - t t .. v
It is intimated that Sims will not
attempt to secure indictment of In
dividual packers but will probably
attempt to indict them collectively.
That the packers refuse to testify
Washington, Jan , 24. Secretary
Balllnger today withdrew from entry
ground that contained possible wa
ter power sites, consisting of XlZi'i
acres of public land in Idahp, .264J
acres altng the Walla Walla river,
Or., and 24152 acres In Utah.
TIED TO RAIL
Vicksburk, Miss., Jan. 21. Hero
ically refusing to reveal the combi
nation of a safe to station robbers,
George Burdette, a car tagger, was
S FTTR ACKS DEL A Y TRAFFIC
ON LOWER RIVER SYSTEM
Soft track beds and high water
along the Columbia is retarding the
timely arrival of traffic on the O. R.
& N. Since Saturday night the
schedule has been knocked awry by
reason of these faults In the vicinity
of Blalock, and other points west of
The Dalles. Yesterday the morning
trains from Partland were from 12 to
13 hours late, the evening train was
si few hours late and today the reg-
ular passengers from Portland were
so late that it did not arrive until
IS CHIEF CONCERN
4TTACK WILL BE CENTERED.
before the grand Jury it la Inferred
that their refusal to discuss the in
vestigation, and the action of their
attorneys In refusing to talk. Every
attorney reputedly connected with
the "trust" here, the packers pre
sent a formidable array of legil tal
ent for the forthcoming struggle. In
order to meet this, Sims has engaged
R. W. Medarls, special, Federal coun
sel, to assist him. Hope of relief
from the high prices of meat through
the action against the packers are
somewhat mitigated by statements
from J. Ogden Armour, who although
refusing to discuss the grand Jury investigation,-commented
freely on the
high meat problem.
"You can eliminate the big packers
from the situation tjut the high prices
remain," said J. Ogden Armour
"Prices, are high because the laws
of nature cannot , be ..changed. ;. In
crease the production and prices will
Armour declared the present state
of the market did not suit the pack
ers and that they prefer the lower
prices for the reason that they couid
sell more meat. " ,
tied' to the track and left to his fate
this morning. Burdette was rescued
from the path of an approaching
train by an aged negro who barely
escaped death. Burdette was alone
In the station when two robbers en
tered. ' ,
London, Jan. 24. Today's reports
from constituencies where the bal
loting Indicated startling gains by the
Conservatives during the past week
that they have stopped, according to
Informed persons. It seems probable
that the Liberals and Laborltes will
retain a majority of from 17 to 31.
Chancellor Lloyd George,' falher of
the revolutionary budget Is re-elected,
but the majority diminished by
along late in the afternoon. The
Elgin train is running nearly on
time, having not yet experienced any
real difficulty in the way of soft
tracks, i '
The Grande Ronde is rising, but
slowly. There is no danger of any
seriousness from the river if pres
ent weather Continues. At Starkey,
where the snow has melted rapidly,
it forms into Ice before It reaches the
river proper, forstalllng floods at
MOTHER I L ALMS TOO Ml til.
Alleges children are hers when they
really belong elsewhere.
Los Angeles, Jan. 24. That ths
quadrulets, supposed to have been
born a few days ato to 'Mrs.' W. W
Wilson are not hers but were col
lected from different places, Is eharjt
ed by Dr. Armstrong Piatt, who was
railed to attend Mrs. Wilson, and wh
refused to Btgn the birth certificate.
NOTHING DONE TO PERFECT BASE
Best players Slipping ns by, Imme
diate Action Is Essential.,
Nothing was done yesterday in
the way of preliminary steps toward
organizing a temporary base ball club
for the reason that none remembered
the meeting and attended. Time Is
slipping by rapidly and unless the ci
ty does something - Immediately, it
will be left to pick over the leavi-
overs In base ball circles, naturally
suffering some thereby,; The best in
"loose" base ball players are being
rapidly taken up the thing Is plain,
La Grande will have to organize if
she wants the best to be had.
Holding the meeting some time this
week will be tried, for the reason
that an evening meeting will be more
popularly attended than a Sunday
afternoon meeting.. V v
IN EIGHTIETH YEAR SHE DIES
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Is survived by one son, E. J. Walsh,
of this city.
Mrs. Walsh, the pioneer mother of
Dispatcher E. J. Walsh, died at 12:40
this afternoon, following a critical
Illness lasting several months. Her
age was advanced, as she would hare
reached 80 years had she lived until
next November. V .
Funeral arrangements have been
set for Wednesday morning from the
Catholic church In this city. .
Mrs. Walsh Is survived by one son,
E. J. Walsh, with . whom she has
been making her home of late years.
Is hereby given that the registra
tion books for the coming city elec
tion will be open on January 25th.
1910, at the office of the City Record
er and remain open during office
hours until March 4th, 1910.
D. E. COX.
1-24, 2-4 . Recorder.
That one of the most ' important
line-ups that has ever been seen In
the city Is soon to assume sbnie Is
the belief "of the landmen who ai
following the run. of events in ihe
Umatilla land, opening . where about
f0 homesteads are to be thrown opea
tc entry In La Grande on Febuary 1.
That. the local land office officials
bare interperted the opening date to
be February first Instead of February
IS FEB. 1ST
NEW INTERPRETATION PUT
UMAllLLA LAND OPENING BY
LOCAL LAND OFFICE
NOT FEBRUARY TENTH AS
Full details of manner of securing
applications to few choice lots ef
land at Umatilla given out by the
local land office officials February
tenth was originally announced la
Water will be furnished from the
Umatilla Project for approximately
52 Homestead Entries to be enTed
under the provisions of the Recla
mation Act, In the Irrigation season of
1910, for the areas as shown on the
farm unit plats. , , .
Homester -1 entries accompanied 05
applications for water rights, and the
first installment of the charges for
building, operation and maintenance,
may be made at the local land office
at La Grande, Oregon, on and after
Feb. 1, 1910, beginning at 9 o'clook
ft. m. ' ,' ;, '
The limit of "area per entry, rtyi. , ;
sentlng the acreage which in the opla
Ion of the Secretary of the Interior,
may be reasonably required for tne .
support of a family on the lands ei ,
ired, 4rs tved at Uh:Wwnte shoVt
upon the plats for, the various form. '
units. ' ' -' "'. . '
The building of tha irrigation sys-
tern, 160.00 per acre of Irrigable land
payable In not less than 10 annual
Installments, each payment not lest
than $6.00, or some multiple thereof
per acre, except that In the case of
land hereinafter entered the first In
stallment of the building charge shall
be $18.00 per acre and subsequent In
stallments 6.00 per acre, and full
1 ayment may be made at any time of
the balance of the building cbargf ,
remaining auo, roer cvruucftuua oj 4
the . Commissioner of the General
Land office that full and satisfactory
compliance has been shown with all '
the requirements of the law as to'
residence, cultivation and reclama
tion. : '.''" . :- ':") - -;
AH entries made for these lands,
shall be accompanied by application
for water rights In due form and by
the first Installment for building, op
eration and maintenance, not less
than $19.30 per acre of Irrigable land
and the second installment of charges
for building, operation and mainte
nance shall be due on December lit
of the following year. In addition to
the charges required with the water
right applications,1" It will al30 cost
$8.00 for filing' the homestead ap
plication. , ,
Persons desiring to file on any of
Coatlnnt d on Page 8.
10, Is a matter that will hurry up the
line-up, If one Is formed,
v Letters In great numbers tire com
ing to the La Grande land office from
every part of the United States, show
lug that there will be perhaps a doa
cu or more applicants for each home
nead. The land is very desirable and
for this reason La Grande will wake
up some morning In ft short time t?
find line-up In front of the land
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