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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON.
.FRIDAY, JANUARY .27, 1910.
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CANADIAN PAPERS SEE IN IT A
; r REFERENCE FOB THE UN- I
. ITED' STATES.
' Congress is Slow to Act on Canadian
7 Treaty Presented Yesterday Lay.
-7 fayette lonng Is Sharp In Ills Pis
" approval of the Document Chinese
Exclusion League Is Up In Arms
Washington. Jan 27 Congress la
bewildered over the Canadian recipro
city treaty and Is displaying a strong
distaste for too hasty ratification un
til tariff experts can ascertain how it
will effect the revenue. While no lead
er In congress Is talking much It Is
admitted that other matters must be
settled this session and that accept
ance or rejection of the treaty la un
likely before the conclusion of the reg
ular session. ... - . ? ; i ; ' y,
t'rlted States Favored.:;
' lorontt,; Jan.- 27-r-EdltortaUy dis
cussing the( proposed Canadian reci
procity treat:? -with, the United States
today,' tlw Mall Empire, a conserva
tive paper says that it la, too early to
pronounce upon the measure In all Its
details but It can be said that -concessions
favor the Unjted States jery
much. , ' ( " ' . ;
- :-,'. Oppressive to Farmers, .
Pes' Moines, Jan. 27 Predicting, an
enormous growth for Canada If re
ciprocity; treaty at present under, dis
cussion In Washington and.Ottowa
la adopted, Fafayette Young, ihesen-l
ator from Iowa, in ' his paper her 9
today denounced the plan. Young Is
a stand patter and declares that the
proposed ' treaty 'will hit the . Iowa
farmer.; Ha said the only question be
fore the American people Is whether
the farmers : of America are to be
'made to compete with all classes of
labor in cheap lands of the world. He
said he would fight all such treaties
It returned to the senate. .
Flags at Half Mast
" ? Glouster, Mass:,. Jan. ' 27 Design
ed to protest against the reciprocity
treaty with Canada, flags of .the New
England 'fishing fleet are at half mast
today.' Backers of the Industry ; are
nlannlng a bitter fight against the
treaty which allows fish to come in
without duty along with other foods
; and lumber. ; "-; '-. . ",'
':(:', '';;' New .Treaty Beady,;- t ;'
' Washington, Jan. 27. A, new treaty
between the Unified States and Japan
which eliminatea all reference to cool
ie Immigration Is about to be present
ed for ratification and was; reported
today; "If the proposed agreement Is
accepted each nation will be avowed
to regulate t!he Influx of foreigners as
It sees fit, but; the old clause which
gave America the right to force Japan
to check its coolies, must be dropped.
y War Sure to Come. ;
San Francisco, 'Jan. 27 Should the
government carry out the proposed
plan to negotiate a new treaty with
Japan, eliminating the clause relative
to Immigration so obnoxious to Ja
pan, the Pacific coast will witness a
repltion of the Chinese riots which
Vllt precipitate .the country Into waf
according to A. E. Yoell,, secretary
of the Asiatic Exclusion league, in an
interview today. He said the breach'
.already , exists between the countries
and war is bound to come sooner or
later ;.:.. -''';' ;' V-' ',!.. "'''
Yoell said "Authorities, at- Wash
ington must know that It would bring
on war,that will come sooner or lat
er anyway. There Is a rupture be
tween this country and Japan. This I
know from my own observations and
from my agents In Japan. The govern
ment has wilfully, I believe, pulled the
wool over the public's eyes by protes-
tatlons of amicable relations. Maybe
this treaty is' to please Japan, ir it
la meant to stave off Impending con
flict until we are prepared, this
league will sit back and ' allow im
migration for a time, as a necessary
evil" . '
ALIEXS aet: safe.
California Legislature WHI not Work
Hardshliis on Them this Tear., ,
Sacramenta, Jan. 27 It la belleVed
the antl-allen land law and school
bills now before the legislature will
be either burled in the committee or
reported unfavorably following the ac
tion of the federal re'.a'.'xns committee
In demonstrating that It feared to of
fer an affront .to Japan. There - are
strong divisions long the Insurgents
along the lines of antl-allea Immigra
tion. Many express disapproval of the
bill prohibiting Japanese; Chinese and
Hindus from holding land In Califor
nia. '". - f: ..-V '
Gunboat Still Kissing.
waamngton?' Jan. v rr-iOTorts -to
communicate wlih the gunboat Wheel
ing was unsuiccesafl at noon today. It
is reported there had been an .explos
ion aboard the craft yesterday, and
officials admit they aie worried. All
wireless stations along ths south At
lantic are ordered to call.
TIE OH il
COJfXEItS, HOUSE THIEF, GITEX
SEYEKE SCOLMJfG. -
Grand Jury Returns Five True Bills,
v Two of YhIch are Secret
Three meA were headed toward the
penitentiary this mornln when
Judge J W Knowles affixed senten
ces on three1 men who were indicted
by the grand Jury and pleaded guilty
to various charges. Earl West, the man
who ."shot up" Fir street a few weeks
ago one noon, ' was indicted, by the
grand Jury, pleaded guilty and senten
ced to two years Jn the penitentiary.
W. H. Clark, the fellow who grabbed
a handful of money from the teller's
window in "tne La Grande National
bank last year and was captured a
few moments later, drew a pass for
twoyears in the state prison. V . .
When it came time for Morris J.
Conners, the man who broke into the
Fred J. Holmes residence on Fourth
street; in. daylight and stole about
$500 worth of . Jewelry, to stand up
for sentence, he heard a lecture which
will likely do some good to others of
his kind.. "I have for more respect for
the highway man -who at least gives
his victim a chance, to fight back, than
I have for a sneak thief who breaks
into a residence and steals" supple
mented Judge Knowles to his sentence
of three years in the penitentiary. ''
"There & all together too much pet
ty, thievery ' in this city tod much
breaking into home , when the resi
dents are away and it must stop. I will
apply the limit in your case and oth
ers of your kind had best take heed
for similar! sentences await all who
stoop to the nefarious business of
house breaking," continued the pudge.
The lecture to Conners was one which
he will likely remember and probably
profit by.v -V'''.: : J:;':'- ".'y" w
' Five True Bills Imported.
, The grand Jury which has been In
session the past day, was excused to
day after reporting five true bill.
Three of them were those mentioned
scrt as service of indictments has not
been made In either case. : V ; ' ;
Late this afiernoem one of the sec
ret Indictments beoirrje known when
Ttalnh Atkinson was arrested on an
Indictment returned by the Jury
charging himS with obtaining money
under false 'pretenses. This was In
connection with the cashing by X V.
Andrews of a check issued to pay a
gambling debt and payment on which
had been stopped. The fifth Indict
ment is will secret. . ' r. ' ?"
SIS HIT Oil
IMS 10 12
0AT LOAD OF PASSEXGIRS,
. 3SIEXBEHS OF CSEW CAN'T
OTHERS SiPE 00 iSUHQ
Steamer Cottage City Strikes Eo.ks
tn Wlndlnsr Snow Storm and Is Im
metliutelr Abandoned All but On?
Boatload Landed Safely Kay be
Adrift Another Steamer Hits Bet U
. lbU a PtmmI.
Seattle Jan. 27 A wbtless this
afternoon stated that the missing boat
v1th' 12, passengers was found, all
safe and that possibly tin . College
City may be pulled off the rocks. Got
ernment rescue "ship, Snohomish has
arrived at the wreck, y ;.:,'
; Seattle, Jan. 27 Later reports say
the cottago City broke In two and
will proTO practically a total loss.
Seattle, Jan. 27 Twelve passengers
and members of the crew of the
stranded, steamer. Cottage City,, are
missing" today and the. remainder;"of
the list of 37 passengers and sixty of
the crew are -safe at Campbell River,
a small settlement on Valdez Island.
They will betaken off by the steam
er Cdwichan today and brought back
to Seattle". '-" '
The missing boat was commanded
by Second Officer Anderson. .. They
might have landed or may have drifted
to sea. Tugs from Seattle and Van
couver are searching for them. The
Bteamer struck the rocks pear the is
land yesterday during a blinding' snow
storm and was abandoned a few min
utes Afterwards. v;' ; ' ' , ',
".'7";" Steamer Tees on Bocks. i: '
The Canadian Pacific railroad steam
er Tees which struck , the rocks last
night on' the West Coast of Vancou
ver. Island during the snowstorm,
was floated today and Immediately
I roceeded to Brandon from where she
wlU continue to sea undamaged. !
f- AntUHanglng Bill Falls, f
Olympla, Jan.' ) 27A-Representatlve
Gobs' bill for abolishing capital pun
ishment Y.was Indefinitely postponed,
meaning capital punishment will con
tinue In Washington. :'i -x.
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JlilOU IX SCIIENK CASE LOSES
JOB BECAUSE HE HELD OUT
, FOIt KEB COYICTIOX.
Thoagh Jory Disagreed Apparent
That There Wm be Ko Further
ltosecntlou . Against ner Lon
Jsror Yi'ho Held Ont for Convicton
Is Out of a Job and Ills Friends
Wheeling, Jan. 27 Isaac Heyman.
a former traveling salesman for the
Meyer : Provision company, and the
Juror who held out in Mrs. Schenk's
trial, told today that he 'had
"fired" from his Job, sworn at by his
friends and made uncomfortable at
every turn today because he would
not acquit the woman "and all be
cause I remembered my oath," said
Heyman. ' j ;'; . ' ' .. '
WOMAN PRACTICALLY ACQUITTED
Jury Disagrees In Mrs. Schcnk Case
; And Is Practically Acquitted.
Wheeling, , Jan. 27 Practlcalfy ac
quitted, Mrs. , Schenk, will . probably
be released on ball tomorrow. Eleven
favored her acquittal and the Jury dis
agreed. The case js docketed until
the next term..Dlstrict Attorney Han
ian said he would try It again but
would ask for, a change of venue. It
Is generally belleve3 the woman will
never be tried. ,-r ' ;;- ,. -; .,' ';. 1'.."j
V Husband Still Ylndictlve, - i ,
In a copywrtghted article ,to the
United .Press newspapers, John O.
Schenk said he hoped bis wife would
be convicted on attempting to poison
him. He said he knew she attempted
It and eald It was a terrible disap
pointment, to see- her, free. He is a(
the home or his sister and looks hale
and hearty.';- ',:i.J:si'y j" ?;;:;
TRACE OF MISSING GIRL.
Millionaire's Daughter Seen In Rag.
ged Clothing Yesterday on Ferry.
; New York, Jan. 27 Detectives are
today searching Philadelphia for Dor
othy Arnold, the missing daughter of
the millionaire, Francis Arnold, of
New York. She vanished early in De
cember and was reported seen with
ft shabbily dressed man on the ferry
Ro3r Ir New .York tyralcL
boat yesterday. The police declare
the ArnolJ family have not toM all
they know. Arnold adiulUed his
daughter desired to rnak9 a career
and that she failed as a etory writer
and as an actress in private theatri
cals. He denied there were family
C00DW1X, WMIM'ES CASE
Ho and Ills Latest Wife Face Judire
In Dltcrce Cae Again Today.
New York, Jan. 27 Sitting on o;-poelte-
sides of the referee and not
lookhig at each other Nat "Godwin
and his latest wife. Edua Goodrich,
appeared today at the J. Campbell
Thompson office -for continuance.
Mrs. Goodwin's suit for divorce.'. Af-
iftdavlis of actors and chauffeurs who
piloted his Joy ride3 are among the
testimony introduced. ' ' :
GOULD LICENSE ISSUED.
Lord Dccles Tnjs His Dollar for the
New York, Jan. 27 A marriage li
cense was issued today to Lord Dec
Its. (John LaPoer Beresford) and
Vlrian Gould. It cost him one iron
American dollar and he gave his age
as 44, and she as 18, ;
WAST DELAYED PROMOTIONS
EXECUTED AT ONCE.
All Roads Running Into Omaha May
, HaTe Mall Clerks' Strike Soon.
Omaha'; Jan. 27 The possibility of
a strike by railway mail clerks on the
roads entering Omaha was seen to
day when It was learned that 120 of
them held a secret meeting last night.
They wired Postmaster 'J General
Hitchcock and Nebraskan congress
men in Washington, demanding that
they be required to do a maximum of
five hours distributing work besides
the hours devoted to postal service.
They insist on granting of 125 de
Jayed promotions. ' , .
NORTHERN INDIANS DYING.
Great Rapidity In Death Rate .Will
f Soon Eliminate Indians.
Juneau, Jan. 27 Hundreds of na
tive Indians are dying of tuberculosis
according to officers of the govern
ment boat Puss,1 which has Just, re
turned from a tour of Inspection of the
natives.; Surgeon Hasseltln declared
It was only a question of time before
their extinction was complete. In Kill
isnoo, a nation of 336 members had
forty dents from consumption la six
weeks, ;- .'-'' .' .,.' .'',',.- -'t'.j!'
LA GRANDE NORMAL FOUGHT.
Representative Powell Says Bill Will
' Be Opposed Strongly. ;;;.; : .v: V
. Eugene, Ore.,' Jan. 28 Representa
tive Powell of Polk county, and a
resident Monmouth, declared today
while on the legislative special, that
any attempt to push Oliver's normal
school bllL providing for a new nor
mal to be located at La Grande and to
be known as the Eastern Oregon Nor
mal school will be fought In the house
and that forces will lne up strong
in opposition to. the measure
"It seems hardly possible to pre
sume that such a bill will ever corns
into the House from the Senate and
It seems to me it should no more than
merely leave the committee to re
ceive an unfavorable report," he said.
"But, If by chance,' It ever arrives in
the House it will receive the most ac
tive opposition that ; has yet been
aligned against ' any proposed meas
ure. The people have spoken and have
spoken emphatically as far as nor
mal schools are concerned, and I see
In no manner, how the legislature
could hope to go In the face of the peo-
; pie's will in this respect."
CLERKS fl .
n mv pnnr-i
GLENJf CURTISS INTRODUCES X
SEW FEATURE OF AIR SAY.
Able to Launch llh Air Craft Frta
Water, Float About la the Air ml
'. Again Land on the-WatT Slraui
That Yessd Can Carry Attachment''
and Executed Maneuvers on Tal
San Diego, Cal., Jan. 27. Glenn
Curtlss,. who yesterday for the first
time in history succeeded in launch- :
Ing his hydroplane from water and af
ter Una flight, alighted in the water,
is today the recipient of numerous
congratulations. : "-.V y
: In a copyrighted statement to tha
United Press today Curtiss considered
the feat the mostl Important ever ac
complish nl la aeroplane development.
"Its immediate Importance will be to
the navy. With an earoplano equipped
aa throne I used, yesterday. ' will bn
poss'ile to carry one v root aboard
a shtpj boxed away''' i' a ftuull .space.
fthtn-onustd. ifiui iSUil from wa
ter and alight) in the water." He said
he would carry on further water ex
CROSSED WIRES SCARE.
Motor In Foundry Afire by Wire Troa
. - , - bles Without th Bulldlagr.
--Due to some minor troubles with
power wires adjoining the La Grande
Iron Works shop, the motor In that
building was tha scene of Incipient
fires for a few minutes this morning.
The trouble without the building 'was
soon remedied and the trouble ' was
over. ;'v C ,"'.' ' : '"' :"''".;: : ' ';; : 'i '-'
Rear Admiral Dismissed.
Washington, Jan, 27. By order of
President Taft, Secretary of the Navy
Meyer, Rear Admiral Barry, recently
Commander of the Pacific squadron,
resigned1 today for the good of the ser
vice; to take' effect Immediately; He
loses all rank and pay. Barry recent
ly quit the service under distressing
circumstances,' after officers of his
command asserted they viewed an im
moral act In his cabin, in which the
admiral and his cabin boy were in
volved. i. ;.;. ; y ';:: '.';' v ; .
CALIFORNIANS SnOW GAINt
New Orleans Admits That They Have
Less Chances than. Previously.
Washington, Jan. '27-ActIvlties of
the San Francisco boomers who are
determined to bring the fair to San
Francisco, showed results today when
the New Orleans contingent . reduced ,
their claims of the house majority to
six. The Californlans claim to have
a majority' of fifty. , y
- Rumors of Big Fight.
Chicago,' Jan. 27 It was unofficial
ly reported in sporting circles today
that negotiations were about complet
ed for a 20 round bout between Al.
Kaufman and Carl Morris. .
WASHINGTON EXPLAINS DINNER.
Booker T. Washington Writes of Din.
ner with Roosevelt When President
New York, Jan. 27. An Inside story ;
of the dinner "which Theodore Roose
velt gave while president, to Booker
T. Washington, and . eaused such a
furore is given by the Washington
negro educator in the World's Work,
out today.,. He says in the article that
Roosevelt and he were talking; over
some southern 1 appropriations when
dinner time came and they went out'
together. He said It was ho pre con
sidered plan and that the publicity
was uncalled for Inasmuch aa he bad
dined with Queen Victoria and prac
tically every governor of northern
states and other public characters.
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