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LA GHAlfDE, UiriON COUIITY. OXlG02r,
IIONDAY, FEBRUARY 14,1910
EEFKIICAK1S!J EU8 RiPAIiT
AT UXCCLN BAKJUET WHEN
HATTER IS DISCUSSED
EESOLUTCOS PASSED AT
EAELY STAGE OF JTEETIXG
Considerable feeling: runs rife later
a 1b the evening when features of
the assembly plan are gone Into
lranhoe's address greeted with a
... . j
atorm of applause Eberhsrd also
ae of the speakers. , ' '
' Baker City. Ore., Feb. 14. (Spec
ial) At the sumptuous baquet of
the Baker City Lincoln - Republican
Club Saturday nignt, at wnicn uov
ernor Frank W. Benson was the
chief guest of how, oratory - and
enthusiasm, ran high, though thwe
was not altogether unanimity In cou-
) section1 the assembly or convent I n
which had that been called by the
Republican .State Central Committer
for July 11, next All agreed thm
there was something which furnished
' a cause for dissatisfaction or mis
understanding among the voters of a
party 25,000 in the majority in this
state when the opposite party could
and did capture ' a number of the
best offices. A resolution reciting
that the Republicans of Baker county
favored an assembly for the purpose
of placing before the people the -par
ty platform as well as recommending
a full set of state officers was Intro
duced early In the evening and im
mediately placed on passage without
discussion at that time. It carried
almost unanimously when voted on,
those from outside counties neither
voting or at any time expressing an
. .opinion on the assembly proposition,
except Senator Bowerman, of Con
don, who favored It In ' a strong
Bruce Dennis, editor of the Baker
City Herald, acted as toastmaster. He
Introduced Representative McKlnney
who, as president of the club, wel
corned the guests In an eloquent ad
dress. The response was made by
Col. F. S. Ivanhoe of La Grande, who
spoke eloquently of Lincoln's exam
ple and touched lightly on state af
fairs. The applause was deafening
as he sat down.
Governor Benson prefaced his set
.speech on Lincoln by a word of
thanks to the Baker City Republl
cans for the loyal support given him
when a candidate for nomination and
the Baker County Relegation for sup
port and advice since assuming the
the gubernatorial chair His speech
on Lincoln occupied some time In
Its delivery and brought many com
'' pllments to the chief executive at the
close of the banquet
Receiver Colon R. Eberhard, of the
U. S. Land Office at La Grande, fol
lowed in a brief talk on party gov
eminent and advanced a few thoughts
which were exceedingly well receiv
ed. : '
' Following came an Indiscriminate
discussion of party conditions In the
. state, and at the conclusion of a splr
lted address by Senator Jay Bower
man, president of the senate, the res
olution referred to was presented
and adopted. Charles A. Johns, Jno.
L. Rand, J. N. Hart present senator
from Baker county,- and many oth
ers argued at length that there was
aomething wrong with conditions at
present and advised the assembly
plan as a panacea. Attorney O. B.
Mount argued that the present plan
Is expensive to all candidates, there
of favoring the men with the most
money, and Involving additional ex
pense in a second campaign to the
successful candidate at the primaries
also, that it produced candidates who
are the product of the votes of but
a email minority of the party and
therefore not representative. Sena
tor Rand objected to the Indiscrimi
nate use of the referendum In pre
senting half-baked bills for the ad
option of the voters who gave them
liule or no attention and Senator
Bowerman denounced the proportion-
nl representative measure which will
be up for consideration at the next
election. Emmett Callahan laid some
of the Republican troubles at the
floor of alleged dishonest candidates
in some measure and the unholy de
sire of the "bosses" to rule the party
by dictating the nominations or ruin
ing the party by defeat of its stand
ard bearers, He roundly denounced
the convention system and Us alleg
ed Ills.' W. G. Drowley, in announc
ing his opposition to the assembly
plan, stated his embarrassment In
elaborating his views by the action
of the state committee by Its action
In calling at so early a date an as
sembly which he termed precipitate
and unwise, and the result of a prop
a ganda of an. element of the party
at this time. He believed the as
sembly plan to be the product of p.
desire to Indirectly evade the pri
mary law while ostensibly ' feworing
the same, and without the apparent
tout b to uuiuijr Bicy turiii - mum
amend it if it Is not satisfactory
Drowley sat; down In silence.
Governor Benson eat - silent- and
meditative while round after round
of applause swept the hair on behalf
of those favoring the assembly, while
most of the other guests of the club
made circles wilh tobacco smoke.
. Baker Republicans are tnthusias
Uc as a result of the meeting and are
sanguine that the next election in
Baker county the party can present
a solid front to the opposition.'
JOSEHI RAISES BIG SUM
Total of more than six thousand rals
ed at Joseph yesterday.
Dist Supt. J. D. Glllllan returned
today from.' Joseph where yesterday
he attended the dedication of the
new M. iS. church at that place.
Yesterday morning before Dr. T. C,
Iliff commenced his financial cam
paign there was due on the structure
$14,660 stone structure just $4450,
but before the noon hour $6495 were
raised 'which covered this defiict and
over $2000 over, and this from , a
town of 1000 people. The structure
is as attractive as any in this half
of the state.
Mr, and Mrs. Hermann Seigrist re
ceived an appropriate valentine in
the shape of a son who came to their
home this morning. There is some
dispute in the family as the father Is
Inclined to designate the son - as a
coming baseball player rather than a
valentine. - '. ;;"
BUYS SALOON IX SEATTLE.
Earnest Thorson goes Into business
' In Puget Sound City.
Earnest Thorson who has been in
Seattle for several weeks informed
J. A. Rodgers, who has been manag
lng his place of business on Jeffer
son Avenue by letter today, that he
had purchased a large saloon In Sea
ttle and was now In possession of the
same. He expects to return soon
and arrange his business here so
he cau give his personal ; attention
to his new purchase. ; -
Mrs. Kelly Burt
Mrs. N. S. Kelly had the misfor
tune to fall late Saturday afternoon
and wrench her knee in a vr ypaln
ful manner. . She is resting quite
well and it Is hoped the accident
will not cause her much trouble.
i Banquet for Cy Young.
Elgin, Feb. 14 Ed Nelson will
give a banquet here tonight in honor
of Cy Young the veteran twlrler,
op ,1s nere visiting his brother,
Mae Wood has returned from a
business trip to Boise.
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FAILS TO REACH AN ACCENT
' AFTER LCX3 CEIEERATO CF
TEE EYILEKCE-CIYEN -TUEFI
ELEVEN FOB C05TICTI0X "
, ASI) OSE FOB ACQUITTAL.
Jary discharged this morning Be
aey Immediately moves for a ne
trial bat Worthlngtoa Is absent
: and date for rehearing is not set
, lone Juror has cdnvlcUons firm.
ly fixed la mind.
Portland, Feb. 14. The Hermann
jury - was discharged this ' morning,
being unable to agree on a-verdict
Those of the Jury for conviction
were: C. F. Pearson, J. B. Thomp
son, Willlard Myers,; foreman Beu
F. Skolfleld, Friend D. Simmons, S.
Stevens, Henry B. Stone, Charles W.
Rlsley, J. Smook, Wesley, Houk, Al-
bertus H. Metcalf. -
One tor Acquittal
George Selkirk stood out for ac
quittal. He held he could convict
the defendant under the law but not
under the evidence and his con
science would not permit him dis
regarding one phase of the case for
s After the Jury was discharged.
Prosecutor F. J. Heney moved ' for
a new trial to be commenced Mon
day next, meeting with an objection
fron the court that a Jury panel
had been excused until Monday sub
stituted that date. Here he met with
.an objection from Attorney John M.
Gearln of the defense's counsel, who
stated thai Col. Worthlngton had
been compelled to return to Washing
ton and could not return for some
time, whereupon the date for the
next trial was allowed to stand open,
the subject of agreement of counsel
on both sides. ';.
Lumbermen in Session.'
. Portland. Ore. Feb. 14. Nearly COO
big companies In Oregon, Washlng
on, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Colorado
Nevada and Wyoming are represent-
A at the seventh annual session of
the Western Retail Lumberman's As
sociation opened in this city today-
Conservation of forests and forest
culture on government lands will be
discussed. ' " '
- New Orleans, Feb. 14. Represen
tatives of 44 railway and steamship
lines, operating In the territory to
the south of the Ohio and Patomac
rivers and east of the Misclssippl,
met today at the session of the South
em Classification Committee. Many
revisions are proposed and rates will
be slightly If not materially in
creased; Shortage In Valentines.
WorcheBter, Mass., Feb. 14. It Is
likely that there will be a shortage
In valentines in many parts of the
country today, owing to the destruc
tion by flre last month of the plant
of the Whitney Valentine Company,
the largest of It sklnd In the United
States. Nearly all of the company's
great stock was destroyed and deal
ers all over the land have found di
fficulty In getting fresh stock for, the
trade of the last fev days.. The 'com
pany had been nearly a year manu
facturing the destroyed supply. '
Will Decile Tonight.
Do we went county fair at En
terprise next fall? Will be decided at
a public meeting In the Court House
next Monday sight News-Record.
A mmi T3 EE-CASHED
CUT IN A Lin GF SET SFEECH
ISTO EE OtEN
GOTEBXOB TO HEAD LIST '
- i" V OF ABOUT 209 GUESTS
Big variety of commoa Interests to
be senssed by orators and basl
ess men at the Commercial Club
L banquet this evening when plt
for 200 will be laid at the L 0.
0. i. Hall at serta.
Preparea to touch upon a score of
live-wire subjects in the briefest pos
sible time, to .rub shoulders, to dine,
and aubftifcite J ntheir places those
things having the welfare of the city
and, county at heart, 200 men will
congregate tonight at r 7 o'clock for
the first regular annual banquet" by
the Commercial Club, prepared with
elaborate care and -precision. ' Tt
the head of the table will sjt Gov
ernoV Frank W. Benson and his ad
dress Is being interestingly' awaited.
1 be Toast Slat
A list of subjects assigned to men
especially fitted' to carry them out,
have been put on the toast slate as
follows: ,' t'. : v t .-; :
For toastmaster, F. 8. Ivanhoe.
,"Out state and commercial club"
Governor Frank W. Benson.
. "Let us get togethor," Prof. Bai
"Lumbering Interests" Will Y.
Stoddard, Perry. ;
"The Merchants ' Association" bjc.
President J. J. Carr.
- "Civic lmvrovemnts" Mayor M.
"Good Roads' Hon. T. W. Wright
"The sugar factory and the Grande
"The Lawyer" Circuit Judge J, W
Jlonde Reservlor Co." F. S." Bram-
"Real Sstate" W. B. Sargent, Pres
L. G. I. Co. : ;:
"The County Schools" Co Supt
E. E. Bragg.-.'. ' . -
"The Railroad Interests . . Train
master A. Buckley. j :
"Union County Exposition" W. J.
"Publicity and the Press" Publi
city Manager F. B. Currey.
"Union County" T. A. RInehart
"The Banking iuierests" F. L.
Meyers, Cashier La O. Natl. Bank.
"The $100,000 Fund" William Mil
ler, yice-pres. U. S. Natl. Bank.
"The New Infant" John Collier,
pres. Commercial Club.
"The Dairy Interests" F. H. Green
sec, B. M. Creamery Co.
The idea still prvealent that only
Commercial Club members are in
cluded on the list of those invited.
This is not a fact, however, for ev
ery person In the city Is Invited to
attend. It is the duty of every bus
Inessman to attend, as there will be
Important addresses that have to do
with the welfare of the city. ; Many
commercial subjects will be treated
by men In a position to know of
what they speak.
Commences at Seven.
The dinner will be served at 7
o'clock in the I. O. O. F. banquet
hall promptly and the toasts will
follow, consuming a greater portion
of the evening In their deliveries,
Each plate Is to cost 75 cents and
will be amply laden with dolecasles
to warrant the expenditure of "six
hits'" and in addition to the mere
fact of contributing towards the ex
pense fund In this manner the guests
will reap a benefit from the ad-
dresses, the fun and mirth tbat will
co-mingle with the more weighty dis
cussions. All in all it Is an eveul
at whkh it is the duty of every per
Bon to attend.
OJfE nUXDRED KILLED.
Caaion, China, has serious rtotlnt
over trltlal matter.
Canton, China. Feb. 14. Following
a riot in which it Is estimated 10C
men were killed and wounded bj
(.tiinese Naval Forces which wen
tended to quell the rioting, the cit)
is closed today to foreigners to b
re-opened within two days, when t!
if expected the officials will be abk
to control the situation again. Man
Chinese are tearing a general out
break' and are flee!ng to Hong Kong.
The riot had Us o-lgln in friction
between foreign dirlled Chinese sol
diers' and the city police which fi
nally culminated- in Btreet- fights' in
which the populace joined. '
Healing for Woman Buyer.
: Madison,' Wis., Feb. 1. -Miss Edna
Fewsott, purchasing agent of the
University of Wisconsin, wass called
"on the carpet" todny to answer to
outaide firms in the letting of con
tracts for supplies. Madison mer
chants (made the allegation. This 1b
one of the first cases of alleged dis
crimination on the part of female pur
' Eye Specialist Hurt : -
' i Dr. M. P. Mendelssohn while cross
lng the street from the postofflce to
his office at noon today slipped, fall
ing heavily. He was taken to his
room at the Noyes Rooming House,
and Dr. Hall was summoned and af
ter a careful examination pronounced
that while no bones were broken,
the Doctor' received a' severe -shock
It is expected 'that' he will ! be able
to be at his office tomorrow." 1" zw-
The first rehearsal for the ladles
of nhepriac'wl,.bf fjhe cast took
place this afternoon at Miss "Etta
Foley's residence. They meet again
this evenfng at the residence of Mrs.
flattie McDonald. There will ba
chorus rehearsals Tuesday at Si: 30
and 7:30 at the Elks hall. Everyone
who possibly can will' please attend.
Commencing Friday, the
4th we will (develop kodac
f ilms every Friday, free of
charge. Remember every
Friday. Bring in your films
r; i , r
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' fill DUUil
mm ii s i m a & a ., at
CLO EASTERN ClU &
sayi:;:s ea:;hi!:i ricz;3
as coisal TF.UST cc::?a:.t
PIERCE IS PRESIDENT ASD
GEORGE L. CLEAYES IS SEC
Win caplalizalon of Sixty Thousand
the company will do a general
' trust business Offices la the La
Grande Uatlonal Bank building
where the active management wJtf
iThe Eastern Oregon Trust auu Sav
Ings Bank which sold its" banking
business more than a year ago to
- VI Si IWUVVM IMUt VI tUU CUJT "
will continue in. business as a trust
company. Its offices will be In the
La Grande National Bank building.
George L. Cleaver, sec-treas, will ;e
the active manager of the business.
) It will do a general trust buBlnenn,
Including trustee . for bond Ibsucb,
care of estates, and as agents for
eachrows, etc. . .
j New officers for the corporation,
which will have supervision of the
(Company's afTairs : for the ensuing
: Walter M. Pierce, President; F. I
Meyers, vice-pres.; George L. Qea
yer, sec-treas.; and George T. Coch
ran, sec. The directors are, Walter
M. Pierce, F. L. Meyers, George L.
Cleaver, iW. G. Sawyer and C. EL
Cochran. ,. , .. ' . :v . .. :
Gamblers Arrested. ' 1
arrested nine peruouma,-jBOin, la
the Commercial Hotel Friday night
for gambling six players and threa
spectators.. They will have a hear
ing before Justice Smith today-
You will need . suggestions
and practical help while get
ting familiar with photography
Yon will also need fresb re
In both we can pi 4 11 Just
what la necessary.
Our store Is the hindquart
ers for amataers photograp
Join the fraternity.
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