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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREdONWEDNESD AY, JUNE 1, 1910
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CONSIDERABLE CHAGRIN ' EX
' PRESSED BY OFFICIALS AID
AND PRESS AT TEDDY'S
When Roosevelt' Told ,. English " to
Rale Egypt of Get Out, English
, Blood wu Riled and Expressions
Heard on Every Hand that Roose
Tell Overstepped ' His Bounds of
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London. June L The London Times
this afternoon warns Theodore Roose.
Telt that he roust not he surprised
"should unpleasant manifestations ac
cur, due to the sensitiveness result
Ing from his criticisms yesterday.
The aTerage Englishmen are angered
ver the speech.. They frankly state
he talked of . things which were none
of his business."
English afflcialdom refuses to com
ment publicly on Colonel Roosevelt's
speech at Guild hall yesterday when
he advised the English to rule Egypt
if they thought to do bo, or get out
It is plain that many officials fear the
speech may result in an Upheaval
of the Anglo-Egyptian returns. Many
declare , that,y Roosevelt violated di
plomatic propriety, and compare his
speech to that of Lord Sack vilie' West,
M the time of the Incident when Prec
ident Cleveland dismissed the British
ambassador for . advising citizens to
vote for Cleveland.
-The London press is dumbfounded
at Roosevelt's utterances. The Eve
ning Star, says: "He is guilty of a
grave offense against the laws bind
ing host and guest" The Call views
the muddle as a boyish standard mi
calls the speech a serial crime lit
tle short of sacrilege. All newspapers
concede Roosevelt's arraignment of
the English people, especially after
having received the city's' highest
honor, as a gross violation of pro
prieties. , ; .;-. ) .
, Apparently unaffected by the pres
ent, unpopularity which Roosevelt
holds, he spent nearly an hour today
reading various comments upon his
speech of yesterda. Apparently the
criticisms did not ruffle him. Roose
velt was a guest of honor at a lunch
eon given by the Irish members of
Parliament, and Nationalists. John
Redmond, leader of the' Irish, presid
ed. CLASSIC RACE MARKED BY
GLOOM BY EMPTY ROYAL BOX
A. Fairies Lemberg Wins Classic
Event In London Today.
London, June 1. A. Fairies'., Lem
berg won the classic English derby
at -Epsom Downs today. This is the
greatest English event , This sea
son's was to be the most spectacular
but owing to the death of the king,
the day was a gloomy event Thous
ands .present were .subdued, by . the
sight of the royal box empty, when
formerly it was the center of attracx
tion at the classic race.
GLOOM IB ON
E. 0. S. If. S. ALUMNI REUNION.
Largt dumber of Former Students In
Weston. Ore., May ' 31. On Satur
day evening, .May 28, in the dining
hall of the ladles' dormitory,' the
Alumni association of the. Eastern
Oregon Normal school, held its an
nual banquet The dining room was
tastefully decorated with clematis and
school pennants. . The school colors
were carried out In red and white
roses, red candles also ornamented
the tables. , Mr. Joseph Scott, presi
dent of the association, acted as toast
master. . A very pleasing program,
consisting of the following numbers,
was rendered: v..
Vocal Solo. . .......... J. E. Keefe, Jr.
Vacol Sala........ Clark Wood
Address. ............ .Dr. C. J. Smith
ToastTen Years Hence", .....
........ .". .". ....... i . .Mary Zufcher
Address, j ..... ... . . . Alvah Shumway ,
Toast "The Chicken". ........... .
: .$upt. rank jv. - WelT
Vocal Solo. . . Mrs.' J. D. Plamondon
ToastThe Last Lear. . . . . , ....
Address Joseph N.. Scott
. An ' exhellent menu wa served . by
the Epworth league, donsisting . of
pineapples, dhlcken, mashed potatoes,
pickles, olives, gruit, salad, tea, bis
cuits, coffee cakes and ice cream.
BOARD UNABLE TO LET COX.
TRACT FOR NEW SCHOOL
Adjourned Meeting Set for Tonight
When It Is Hoped That Decision
Will Be Reached.
If possible, the board of education
will tonight let the'contract for the
construction of the new high school
building. The matter was to have
been decided upon last night but'ih
account of all bids being in excess
of the amount of bonds floated , to
build the school, no action was taken.
The meeting was adjourned to meet
again this evening when it is hoped
that the, job will be let; The list of
bidders follow :
Newport Engineering Company, of
Portland; Bartlett Roth, of Pull
man, Washington; William Oliver
Bridge company of Spokane,"
Bids for the plumbing aud heating
were received from C H. Sutherland
Co., of Walla Walla; Gleeson &
Muegge, of Baiter City; ; W. J. Griffith
Heating company, of Spokane; W. G.
McPheson Co., of Portland; Geo. W.
O'Neill, La Grande; John Melville La
Grande. ' - :
THE RELIGIOUS DENOMINATIONS.
Comparisons Appearing In the Cen
sus Bureau's Report on Religious I
- Bodies for 1906. ;
I Washington, D. C, June 1, Special
( The aggregate number of 32.93S.445
communicant or; members of all re -
tliglous denominations in, continental
United States was reported for 1906,
according to the U. S. census of re-
ligious bodies for the. same year, as
; ueiauea,in pan; i oi tne u.-.S. cen
. bus bureau's 1 special report on the
t atiKlanf viAvf In itMaa ' C A V I n 1
j vuvjwvy uvvf iu xi coo . ill ID graLlU
total the various Protestant bodies re
ported 20,287,742 and the Roman Cath
olic church 12,679,142.
'For the purposes of comparison the
census authorities divided the prin
cipal cities into four classas, those
having in 1900 a population of 300,000
and oyer, constituting the first class;
those of from 100,000 to -300,000 form
ing the second; those of from 50,000
to 100,000 making the third;' and those
of from 25,000 to 50,000 forming the
fourth class. "' , ;
Of, the Protestant aggregate there
were 1,478,145 or 7.3 per cent, in the
first class cities; 4.7 -per cent, in.the
second; and 7.4 per cent. In the third
and fourth classes combined, wl""
80.6 per cent were outside the pi '. i
TEAMSTERS START TROUBLE 05
; FRONT STREET WHEN NON- :"
UNION MEN APPEAR.
WAfiT PKGE BUT WILL FIGHT
Declaring They Are Nt Looking for
Trouble ' but a Ba&ness.Iike Set
tlement, Strikers Supplement As
serUon with Promise f Treuble If
Kon.union Men are Allowed toHaa
Portland,, June 1. Four hundred;
teamster 8 Btruck today for a raise of
25 cents dally. They are now paid
12.75.' It la believed that 2.000 more
teamsters . of the city will Join them
If the firBt don't meet "with success
in.the fight ; , . v
' ' , Riots Approached. '
Few " near riots were enacted .on
Front street during, the forenoon
when non-union men 1 and . drivers
were removed from',' transfer wagons
by the strikers. The leaders declare
they will try to win by business
methods but ..will not allow; inter
ference or operations of wagons.' If
so they promise trouble. 7
Fruit Men Lose Heavily. '
Fruitmen are complaining that they
are losing hundreds of dollars every
day owing to the lack of facilities
to' transfer perishable goods.
CEMENT FIRM NEAR OGDEN
Seven Killed Instantly by Premature
Explosion Near Ogden.
Salt Lake, June"). Foreman Hugh
McGuire, seven Australians seven
Italians and two Japs were killed by
an explosion in a rock quarry of the
Portland Cement company at Devil's
slide, 15 miles east of Ogden today.
Four hundred kegs of powder were
let go prematurely. The explosion
damaged the plant, a half mile away.
j Thow Beahs at Prince,
' Berlin, June 1. While Crown
Prince Frederick Wilshon was lead-
tag the grenadier guards in , review
today, Abraham Eirwiss, a Polish
- Jew, Bald to be lngane tnrew what
was thought to be a bomb but proved
to be a bag of beans, at the prince. '
8eattle June 1. The rush to the
Iditarod diggings has become a stam
pede. Seattle banking, mining and
shipping Interests have started up a
In early Klondike rushes. Reports
say that big pans ranging from $1
to $1.50 per pan are not uncommon
occurrences. '. . .
Thirty-five miles cl pay dirt 600
in i a 13 inr
Ur b t
TRYING TO PRE-
TEST J TPB JOHNSON-JEFF '
:: isrjcaNsoN ; klu ad, . ,-
Kit; PARTIAL DEFEAT. J
Action ,of Bgard af Supervisors Yes
1 teriay aaij Statcmeni of prosecut
ing Attorney Mpsbs That fight
( Will mr Started t aay Rate Ms y
Be Stopped, ,1Tti Nature f thr
r San. Frauciaco; June l.-rAttorney P.
J. White .counsel for the. church fed
eration', announced today;! that" It is
not possible to prevent, the " Johiison
Jeffrlea fight for' the , championship
of . the world, but In all probability the
mill may, be stopped after once under
way., -White further announced that
an executive meeting of - the federa
tion will be held either tonight or
tomorrow night to determine what
action , will be taken following the
granting; of a Fourth of July fight
permit to the Broadway Athletic club,
yesterday by the San Francisco board
of supervisors. This permit will be j
turned over to Gleason the promoter j
of the big scrap.' "
Must See Fight First ;
t White's ' statement , signifies,' and
brings to light a Btatement from Dls-trldt-Attooiej'
Fickert that the proee-
cutor must -see the; fight before he
can ' define Its ; boundarieswhether
fight and unlawful,' or sparring match
and permlssable. " : "'
YETERAN EDITOR IS SUFFERING
. WITH RHEUMATIC ATTTACK
Potland's Permier Publisher Arrived
At Sanatorium Last Night.
Hot Lake, June 1. Special Har
vey Scott, the editor of the Portland
Oregonlan, is at Hot Lake suffering
with rheumatism. The veteran edi
tor arrived there last bight in charge
of his son, L. W. Scott, who is af
filiated with the editorial department
of the Oregonlan. i .''' ,'... ,1
' While no , official statement ' has
beexu made by the physicians at th
sanatorium, it is understood that Mr.
Scott, is quite seriously HI and .that
It will take sometime for him to be
relieved. .. , . - . ;
Mr. Scott Is seventy-two years of
age and consequently less robust to
withstand the attacks of rheumatism
than one of younger years.
DIGGINGS PROVE TO BE
feet wide, and unusually rich, have
been found. As a result of the tales
every berth ; on steamers northward
have been sold out for a month ahead
of time. It Is estimated that 15,000
persons will go into the country from
fiere the taext two mortths. Two
and possibly three banks, will be es
tablished at Idltarr.d at once.
Added to .the many other makes of
automobiles in the future a number
of Maxwells will test the county roads
and their owners will learn to re
joice ; when the macadam highways
are reached and praise the county
court for building good roads. J. B.
Whltemau & Sons unloaded the car
Debating Team Leaves Tonight.
v The Pendleton high school debat
ing team leaves tonight for Eugene,
where on Friday night it will en
gage in a contest with the Eugene
high school for the championship of
the state. .The members of the team
are Peter Crockatt, James Hartwell
and Lyman Rice. .They will be ac
companied by Principal A. C.': Hamp-
fm, ana wue,- ana win : u luuuweu
Thurday by G. .M. Riee of the First
National bank ' and . Merle ' Chessman
of the - East ' Oregonlan. Pendleton
BUSINESSMEN HOLD MEETING
. TO OUTLINE PLANS. ,
Complete Schedule for the Trip
; Union Friday Arranged.
: The . special train . carrying - the
La Grande people to Union will leave
at 10 o'clock on Friday morning.
The La Grande band has been era
ployed to make the trip and furnish
music for the occasion,
i W. R. Jones was unanimously chos
en marshal of the day and will have
complete supervision of the excur
sion. . .; ;,.
A soliciting committee will start
tomorrow morning to provide every
one with transportation for the trip.
They will begin at 9 o'clock and can
vass the city. . V
These were the m Important, things
transacted at last night's meeting of
citizens la the , Commercial .club
rooms. There was a fajr aendanc
although many mtreauu were forilid
to work overtime oa account of today
being the first of the month. Most
of the absent ones, however, Bent
word that they were willing to be
counted on any agreement made and
as "a result Secretary Corpe of the
Business Mens' association was tacit
ly Instructed to vote the strength of
the organization." . This was not' nec
essary as no questions were intro
duced that were not settled by unan
imous vote. ' ... '
Bear In mind, the train leaves at
10 o'clock. There will be j a band
concert Just before leaving and the
band will accompasy the excursion.
Be on hand. with all of the family
for it will be a great occasion.
. 7 Ladies Especially Invited.
Every lady. In La Grande is espe
cially invited to be a member of the
excursion party. The entertainment
will be of a nature that will Interest
the fairer sex and all should plan to
attend. Most of the lady clerks, It is
unde8tood, have arranged to go and
several of of the clubs In" the city
will go in a body. Everyone . will
wear the La Grande badge and see
that tags for Chautauqua are placed
on the old and young. - "
The pogram has been changed to
accommodate the La Grande visitors
at Union Friday and the revised
scheduleof events follows:. .'
Judging of heavy horses at the race
track, from .8 a. m. until 12 noon. ,
'. Parade, consisting of all entries,
' Driving horses, at the race track,
2; 30 p. m. : . ,
: Relay races, hurdle races and run
ning races at the track, 4 p. m. In
the evening a band concert from 7:30
to 8:30. Dancing in the evening.
IV Q L GUTS
CONFIDENT OF WINNING COURTS
DECISION THEY LET OTHERS
RISK THEIR LIYES.
Many of the Leading Newspapers An.
xlous to Have Aviators Fly Long
Distances Wrights Confident of
. Court Ylctory and nope to Pick All
the Plums from Curtiss' Ylctory
New York, June 1. Many of the
leading newspapers of the country are
vleinjt with each other to offer prizes'
for long distance aeroplane flights!
New York, Chicago and St Louis pub
lications are leading. '
Speculation Rife Again.
Silence of the Wright brothers to
day gives rise to much, speculation.
The Wrights havef'h patent Bult pend
ing and it la believed that they are
certain of winning It 'Aviation ex
perts declare that , the Wrights are
holding back, letting others risk their
lives in winning prizes, while they
will collect the cream through court
orders. . If the Wrights win the Buit
against CurtiBB,' he must turn over
the $10,000 won In the Albany to New
flight' a tew days ago.' as the Wrights
claim the r machine 'infringes on the
Wright . : pa.tent8',"-aiid" they ' are en
titled to all benefits. '
-The Wrights are also silent re
garding a Joint offer by the New York
Times and the Chicago Post for a
flight from Chicago to New York or
the joint offer of the World and the
St Louis Dispatch , for a flight be
tween St. Louis and New York. '
CEMETERY ASSOCIATION DINES.
Annual Event at SummervIIle Brings
' p In ,$160 to Association J -
SummervIIle. Jun 1. Special The
SummervIIle cemetery association
held its annual dinner on Decoration
day at SummeryUle. and, during1 the
afternbon'and svoning a program was
rendered. The receipts for the day
were $160.00 which will apply oa thr
expense of maintaining the cemetery.
This is an annual event held for
12 successive years and is always at
tended by a great number of the mem
bers,! ; ' :-'s : ' i :. , :;7.
CIgnrette Fiend Tries Suicide.
Cottage Grove,, June 1. A physical
wreck from excessive use of ciga
rettes, Carl Phipps. of Boise, attempt
ed suicide here today. He shot him
self In his side with a revolver.
DISPUTE OYER NEWFOUNDLAND
FISH QUESTION TO BE SET.
, ' TLED. ..' '
Root Wfll Lead Delegation from
America to Hague Tribunal ;
The Hague, June 1. The arbltrai
tlon' tribunal which will hear the con
troversy between the United States
and Great Britain over the Newfound
land fisheries treaty, opens this af
ternoon? The dispute is over the in
terpretation of the article , in the
treaty which defines fishing rights
of Americans on the banks. Senator
Root who leads the American dele
gation, Is expected soon. ' ,