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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON SATURDAY, JUNE 18, 1910.
OOSEVELT JTHDS Oil 1T-IVE-SOJL;
WELCOiE 15 01
New York, June -18. Theodore
Roosevelt returned to America today
after an absence ; of fifteen months,
during which time he hunted big
"game In African Jungles, hob-nobbed
with kings and' royalty In Europe and
acf ed as American Ambassador at, the ;
funeral of King Edward VII. 7""
The steamship bearing the Roose
velts reached Ambrose channels 7:05
and anchored off Quarantine "island.
As the huge: llner passed : Ambrose .
light, , warships fired the. presidential ,
salute of 21 guns. As the South Caro-V
Una began to salute, , Roosevelt clap
ped his hands for Joy arid cried: i
"Look at them! Aren't they fine;'
wonderful? Can you blame me for .
wanting that kind of a navy. This I
is great, and worth while. I am-'
glad to be home."
Roosevelt boarded the revenue cut
ter at 8:20 and was taken ashore.
Hia trip to the battery where the wel
come committee, awaited, was speedy
and without incident. The former
president was welcomed by Mayor
Gaynor. Replying, Roosevelt said: I
wish to thank you and your commit
tee; and through them the American
, people for their greeting. I need not
say that I am deeply moved. No man
can receive such greetings and not
feel proud, but very .- humble. Now
that I am back in my own country,
after" an absence of a year and a
quarter I am ready to do ray. part
wftV fhe"peopW Oo ve1jT solving the
problems which must be solved if the
greatest democratic republic Is to see
Its destinies raised to the highest
levels."' , . N
He went away on March 23, 1909,
shortly after his retirement from the
highest office In the gift of the
American people. He came back to
day a private citizen, but ' one ' to
whom was tendered the most enthus
iastic greeting ever given a j return
ing countryman. : ;a
The reception to Colonel Roosevelt
started at daybreak ; this morning,
when , the Hamburg-American liner
f Kalserin Auguste Victoria came
abreast of Fire Island, down the
Long Island coast, 60 miles out of
New York harbor. It continued at
Quarantine and in a naval pageant up
the Hudson river; it reached a climax
in Battery Park where the official
welcoming took place, and became a
real American - greeting in whleh
Theodore Roosevelt was the guest of
his friends the "common people," in
the march up Broadway, and Fifth
avenue ,' :V;-'. .';..y.H i,:' y" v ,
It had been publicly ; announced
that the Kaiserin Auguste Victoria
would reach Quarantine exactly at
nine o'clock at which hour the for
mal reception was to begin. It was
secretly arranged, however, that the
vessel should come up to Quarantine
I at 7:45 this morning, .so that Colonel
Roosevelt's Immediate family should
t have some time with him before the
k Public took him' in charge.
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i yachts , and press tugs gathered at
, ire Island last night and were there
! when the Kalserin hove in sight.
I Among the boats were the Albany,
$ bearing the Republican Club' of New
York; the Nassau, carrying 300 of the
Roosevelt Neighbors Association of
Oyster Bay; the Commodore, with the
Hamilton club of Chicago, and several
private yachts which gave ' Colonel
Roosevelt a noisy salute as soon as
the Kalserin was close enough for
the figure of the returning hunter
to be discerned. ' - -. ;
The Kalserin did not slow, down,
but continued to Quarantine, where
she anchored promptly at 7:45, while
the health officers went on board. No
one was allowed to board the liner
Qntll Bhe had been formally Inspected
nd given her health clearance pa
pers. ;, : v" : :' . 1,-....
H five o'clock. Just about day
break, the revenue cutter Manhattan,
which had been placed at the disposal
of the Roosevelt family by Collector
of Customs William Loeb, Jr., Colonel
Roosevelt's former secretary, made
her -way to Quarantine and was hove
to there when the liner anchored. On
board the Manhattan were only the
immediate Roosevelt family, Including
Rear Admiral W. S. Cowles (retired)
and Mrs. Cowles, the latter ; Mrs.
Roosevelt's sister; W. S. Cowles, Jr.,
Douglas Robinson and wife, the latter
fhm - alata - nt -fVdnnal PAnoU - T
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Douglas Robinson and wife; Monroe
D. Robinson, R. D. Roosevelt and
wife, O." Hall Roosevelt, J. W. Alsop
and wife, the latter Mrs.s Roosevelt's
niece; -'Theodore Roosevelt, Jr.,' and
his fiance, Miss, Eleanor B. Alexander
and her mother Mrs. H. A. Alexander;
Archibald B, Roosevelt and Quentin
Rbosevelt, the younger sons of Col
onel ''Roosevelt; Nicholas Longworth,
the ex-president's sori-ln-law; Mr.
and Mrs. W, Elmer Roosevelt, George
R. Roosevelt, Miss I. S.- Hagner, for
merly Mrs. Roosevelt's social secre
tary, and Misses Langdon and Osborn)
neighbors of the Roosevelts at Oyster
Bay. :.; , " ':''y : -1 ' . :'.
As soon as the Kaiserin was passed
by the heath officers, the Manhattan
drew up alongside and the Roosevelt
party boarded the cutter. ; There was
a happy scene as the Colonel and Mrs.
Roosevelt greeted their Sons and oth
er relatives. ' - In - the '- party which
boarded the Manhattan were Col. and
Mrs. Roosevelt; Mrs. Alice Longworth
Kermit and Ethel Roosevelt; Mrs. N.
Reed Merritt, a cousin of 'the ex
presldent, and the party of newspaper
men who have been constantly wlti
Roosevelt since he emerged from the
African Jungle at Renk on the White
Nile. v v ' ' '
; Tlie transfer was completed by . ' 8
o'clock and the Manhattan steamed
up and down - In the. Narrows while
the Roosevelt party breakfasted.
The Naval Parade.
. While the Roosevelt party was thus
engaged the naval flotilla that was to
act as escort gathered. ' The vessels,
300 in number, were divided Into
twelve divisions, each commanded by
a vice-commodore, all under the gen
eral command of Commodore Fred B
Dalzell, on board the tug Dalzelline.
The first and second divisions con
sisted of steamships and steamboats,
each laden to the gunwales with
cheering thousands who almost fought
for advantage points from which to
get the first glimpse of the returning
nimrod. The ships and boats were all
brilliantly decorated and presented a
splendid sight as they stretched In
two long lines, 200 feet apart, back to
the Robblns Reef Lighthouse on. Kill
con Kull.; The third division, to the
rear, was composed of private yachts
a large number of which, flying signal
flags from every peaft, greeted the for
mer president. ' Behind the yachts lay
the tugs. ; steamers,"; launches and
small craft, the entire line being sev
eral miles in length.
: At 7:45 o'clock the revenue cutter
Androscoggin had left the Battery for
Quarantine, carrying ; the Roosevelt
Reception committee, of which Cor
neliuB : Vanderbilt '';; was chairman.
Among those on board the 'Androscog
gin were Chairman Vanderbilt, Wil
liam Loeb, Jr., Judge E. H. Gary, of
the steel trust; John Hays Hammond,
Lewis Nixon, the ship builder; Her
man 'A. Metz, former Comptroller of
the city of New York; Levi P. Morton:
J. Bronson Reynolds, a member of
Col.; Roosevelt's famous "tennis cabl-
net;" Judge J. W. Gerand, of the su
preme court of the State; of ; New
York; . Major Gen. C. Y. Rose, of the
1 New York National Guard; George J.
Gould, George R ' .Sheldon, former
treasurer or the Republican National
committee; Ogden Mills. William G.
McAdoo. builder of the Hudson River
tunnels; Henry c'lev3 and Jacob
Schiff, bankers; Joseph H. Choate,
Francis K. Pendleton, former corpor
ation -counsel of New YorK; Cesare
Contl, noted Italian banker; Theodore
P. Shontt, R. A. C. Smith, Commodore
of , the New York Yacht,. club and
chairman "cf the RcoEevait" Harbor
Display committee; , Nicholas Murray
Butler, of Columbia Uuiversity; Paul
Norton of the Equitable Life and ,a
foiicercablTicS. oXccr under r.os&veit:
Henry W. Taft, George B. Cortelyou,
president of the Consolidated Gas
company, and another former cabinet
officer; Gustav .H. Schwab, William
Nelson Cromwell, Rear Admiral Leutz
commandant of the Brooklyn ". Navy
Yard; Lloyd C. Grlscom, 'chairman of
GenJ. McCoskry Butt, of the New York
National Guard; Col. H. H. Tread
well, Dr. Lyman Abbott, and 200 other
prominent New Yorkers who had besn
appointed members of the Roosevelt
Reception committee by Mayor Gay
nor. The Androscogs'.n was accom
Danied . bv. the revenue cutters . Mo
hawk, loaded with Congressmen, Sen
ators, governors and cabinet officers
and the Seneca, which Collector Loeb
had turned over to out-of-town news
paper men. - v
Promptly at nine o'clock the An
droscoggin went alongside the Man
hattan at Quarantine and Col. Roose
velt'and the newspaper men were re
moved. Mrs. Roosevelt and the re
mainder of the Roosevelt family re
mained on the Manhattan.
As Colonel Roosevelt, attired in
frock coat and; wearing a high hat,
stepped on board the Androscoggin,
the tug V Dalzelline ; sounded three
sharp blasts from her siren.- This
was the signal for the noisiest dem
onstration, heard in New York bay
in many a day. Every craft opened
its whistle wide and for several min
utes the din , was terrific. Colonel
Roosevelt made an effort to. say some
thing' to the welcoming'committee and
the welcoming committee tried to say
something to Colonei Roosevelt, but
it was all lost to the crowd in the
noisy Balute. It was the first part of
America's welcome to her returning
ex-presldent. ' 1
As the sirens ceased, the Andros
coggin started up the bay, preceded
by a whole fleet of revenue cutters
and police patrol boats. Immediately
Denind the Androscoggin carae the
Manhattan, tearing the Roosevelt
family; the Mohawk, the Seneea, and
.This tiny fleet headed the proces-
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SAVIHE THE TAXPAYER MONEY
ItEMEMBER THESE NAMES.
J. T. Flensing.
J. E. On Is,
W. N. Monroe.
. Bret. Harte once said: ."For ways i of 8 motion that appears on the re
that are dark; and for tricks that are ! 00rdfS of tne -"council for that adjourn-
vain; the heathen Chinee is pe
culiar." And Bret Harte might have intent
sified this statement and made dif-J accounted was a little gerrymander
ferent application of it had he ;at- ,ng on the ,mrt of Councilman Orvis
tended a meeting of the La GSUnd Cr Monroe who in their
, . , ; j own peculiar manner visited dlffer
city council last evening and wit-1 ent print shops.- ' -
nesaed four members of that tribunal, At the adjourned meetlng Which
7tZ Cr ,bf ' th! PCP e t0 the strangely ; worded motion
look after their interests, vote to only a porUon of the council ;were
refuse, competitive bids, on a matter nr.a.ni .a ti
that was bound to save the taxpay-
J'r.er.n - , ' t
A U ,s. generally agreed thaf. in this!
tlnrmC1 rfrMthere few
nenrwm ? of the
PZ V1 v PHn y,refUBe! ,et-Pub
LZ t n 1reSt :bidder' yet
that is what Councilmen 'J.T.Flem-
1 iernardLOgsdon.J.E. Orvis and
VW N. Monroe voted to do when the
city printing matter was nn for
!!,: LiAD iilLL
si CAH LY LAW
TAFT'S PET JIEASUrtE XOW IT TO
RECEIVE MIS SIGXATCRE
AND BE A LAW;
STATEHOOD ? BILL PASSED
Saturday . Day of Importance in Con
gres Statehood Bill is Passed And
TTHI ti Signed Important Railroad
211 Known a? Administration
STeaxure ' Is Also Passed And Will
Be Sljrned Too. '
by a viva voce vote adopted the con
ference report on the administration
railroad regulation bill this afternoon.
The bill now goes to President Taft
for signature and this he will un
doubtedly; attach. , The bill Is sup
posed jfo suit him as he had it -changed
at his own suggestion. The clause
giving the Interstate commission pow
er to suspend rates while determining
the fairness of them, will be effective
the moment he signs the bill.
5: Nct State Admitted.
The house adopted the senate state
hood bill this afternoon providing for
the admission of Arizona and New
Mexico as staves today. It had previ
ously adopted, the statehood bill but
the senate bill was substituted. It is
expected that Taft will sign It at onre.
rBt'ilMiXT. PEOPLE. TO Wfflv
.Marrlafre License Issued to
: Known Union Couple.
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.A marriage license has been issued ;
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to James F. Hutchinson, one of Un-
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Jon county s. most prominent , ' landi
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owners, and Miss Beryle Sherman, a J
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popular young lady of Union. The
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weddlng will occur tomorrow, -ac-
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cordine to-a rennrt amnn; frlondn rt !
the contracting parties. ..
light Dead From Heat :
Chicago,' June 18.-Two more deaths
occurred today from the heat, making
a total of eight for two days.
ICILIU1EEU VOTE AGA
the semblance of a business transac
tion a motion was passed at an ad
journed meeting of the council' some
time ago awarding the city prlntinr
to a concern in La Grande at "25
per cent less than the Observer woufd
do the printing for.' This Is the sense
ed meeting. No price was mentioned
and rJB figures; given. No bids had
been called for and .the only basis
for which such an action could be
support ; the motion, v The mayor
as absent from the city at th time.
The Observer, feeling that ti- r.nly
air -ay to M contra tfor y
wprk was to cal, fop ms,
aommunfeation to the Judiciary
committee requesting tfiat It be read
in nnpn L 11 .
the Observer auoted a nrice for Z
SZl lZ.rT ::ia
v . wmcn wa" 9netwro f the
concern. This came up at the meet-!
lng a week ago Wednesday night aud j
the ' vote on It waj such that there j
was no majority ana tne matter was
' laid over. At that time Councilman
, ?crso r.at'a f.sht to prevent-, the
I Cbscrver' communication from being
1 filed for record, but he lest In .such
usbsard of, effort.; ; ;.
Mayor Casts Dpcldln? Vote. '
; When the .final action was to ; be
taken last night and a motion was
made that the printing be opened for
bids, the vote stood as follows:
For letting It to bids: ' '
Councilman A. V. Andrews.
: Councilman W. J. Church.
Councilman George Kreiger. . '
.Councilman J.'T. Sheak.-
Against letting it to bids:
Councilman J. T. Fleming.
1 Councilman Bernard Logsdon.
Councilman J. E. Orvis,
Councilman W. N. Monroe.
The vote standing four and four
it -became necessary for the mayor;
to decide the matter and he did so
Vm nmmfitl . vnHtiv i ha . .Mti
.0 .,,.,. .,
of the taxpayers along with th four
councilmen first named. Bids will:
now be received and La Grande will
be saved considerable money because
of the V Observer's communication
which Councilman Monroe tried to
prevent going on file.
All councilmen were present last
evening. The business started off
with plenty ,f noise" when the. band
rehearsal was commenced In an ad
joining building, 1 but business wen4,
on Just the same. i.The sewer commit
tee reported pipe connections in pav
ed district ordered and promised for
La Grande next week.'; :f':t'V; '.
The; city engineer reported : that
Contractor Mara has the work of sub
grading on Adams avenue for paving
completed from Cherry to Balm. V'
' Preliminary steps for asking for
bids for sewer work were taken.
The street committee made recom
mendatlonss relative. t Uiis tlitlr liSgb;
clatlon's request for - closed street'
but the recommendations were chang
ed so as to 'read that the .; desired
streets be closed, the water furnished
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end in fact all prayers of the f a r
mmlfta A ,tU .
committee granted with the exception
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or that pertaining to concessions. In
f., ,ft.'. . . .
this feature, the street committee will
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act in conjunction with the far peo-
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,5e' The council alms to do all In Itc
1 power for the fair.
; Fifty cents per head for burying
j dead dogs, was . the price allowed
Scavenger Rogers, after short debate
( following presentation of varying
I Driceg f0r ,. wori. ' ,
Bids for macadam for the project
on Fourth street were held up pend
ing further investigation. The bid of
John L. Mars was nuch In excess of
the estimates which were based on
the bid of Mr. Mars' for 'the ' West
Adams avenue project In this con
tract Mr. Mars underbid' actual cost
and the; estimates on fourth street
are t '; :-"?pondingly'; Jove':'.
:; A petition for pn arc, light on
Grandy and Cedar was referred to
committee. Jf-V, V ;' " f :.
. Street grades are to be established
in a resolution on North Ash street. ;
. Cement sidewalk from the corner
of 'Jefferson and Depot to the Savoy
hotel was prepared for by resolution.
The street Is to be graded and sewers
An ordinance regulating the riding
of bicycles on sidewalks was f read
first time. Arrangements to' accom
modate the Palmer mill men in the
winter time were made.
The Mayor and Councilman Andrews
were empowered to act regarding the
proposition of having E. ; Propeck
build the telephone line along theBea
ver creek Pipe line. : ; ;
The land office department has call
ed for a detailed map of the route
of the ditch through the right of way
to Beaver Creek., This . will be sup
plied by. City, Engineer Curtis im
mediately. The trees of the city are not be
ing trimmed to seven feet from the
Bidewalk and the council took up the
matter of enforcing the ordinance
covering this point '. The streets are
often neglected to such a degree hat
pedestrians suffer.' much inconven
. ience. y ! v i-.'f :'
wowance or the regular budget
to cover expenses for the past montr
LAGFOItIMlAt'FFMAV SCRAP IS
POSTPONED FOR 0E WEEK,
LAST BIB FIGHT IS DiER
Death of Trlze FIghUn? la Calucrnia
Predicted Companies of Militia
Held in Readiness Are Kot Needed
For Just at Noon Promoters Back
Down And Show Their Alarm at
Breaking The Laws.
ou r imuvibuu, outre le.i uer was
no need this afternoon to set In mo
tion' five companies of state militia
held at readiness here at tne gover
nor's orders to stop the Langford-'
Kauffman prize fight. As the hour for
the fight to commence approached,
great crowds anticipating trouble
swarmed to ( the scene of the strife.
But It was useless, the fight has brea
postponed one week. This announce
ment was made Just at noon, with the
supplement added that Blott, the man
promoting the fight, had no desire to
break the laws. The action- is taken
as indicative that the men are afraid
and don't want to take chances. It
Is almost sure the bis: scran will en
I' to Reno. .
, The death of prize-fighting in Cali
fornia has evidently been seen.
As'a, result of the opposition to
prize fighting here, the railway com
piles are cancelling orders-for spe
cial frains t;retj--es:3 fixm the east.
Oyer 150 trains ordered already hav
Blott announced todcy that San
Francisco will see a fight' next Mon
day when a test case will be made,
and a speedy settlement of -the ques
. Amenurd Pint Filed. ' '
The O. R.Tfe N. has filed an amend
ed plat in t he local land office today
of the Standfleld Coyote cut-off. It Is
slightly different to the first one filed
here some time ago. The line runt
from a point in Section 14, four north
27 at Coyote to a point In section
31 North 29 at Standfleld, making r a
total distance of twenty-four and one
tenth miles. Hermlston will not be on
the main line when the cut-off is com
pleted. State .Senator Attacked".
-,: Tacoma, June 18.-r-Authorities have
no clew tV three thugs who made
a murderous attack on State Senator
Roberts early today, when he was en
tering his home gate. He was shot
through the hand.' He attributes the
assault on his life to a labor war now
existing in Tacoma. ' ,
Big Shipment of Eggs.
Perhaps the largest shipment of
eggs ever received in this city for
one firm haB been installed In the
Blue Mountain Creamery cold storage
when a carload of Eastern eggs ar-'
rived here for that company.
Thrilling Motlng rfctnres.
A thrilling picture is running at the
Isis tonight It Is the story of a girl
spy and the excitement which she
participates in makes a film that holds
close attention. The picture Is staged
in the south and is universally declar
ed to he n first ''lass production.
Committee Meeting Delayed.
The Republican Central , committee
did not tbW afternoon at 3
o'rlook, .botau;e of absence -or mem
bers who could not reach the meet
ing place until 4 o'clock.
llss Virginia Lincoln.' daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Grant Lincoln sustained
an operation this mofriing for an affec-,
tion of the, nose. Doctors Richardson
and Hubbard did the work. The lit-
; tie girl Is resting easily this after
noon, i .