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INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTION IS
URGED IN CONTENTION OF A :
BOARD OF TRADE PEOPLE.
Uniform Easter Day Also Suggested
in side Issue of International Court
of Arbitration Development of a
Postal Union, Unification of the
Check System and Other Important
Issues Are Cp.
London, June 21. A resolution ad
vocating the speedy establishment of
in international court of arbitral jus-
La Lanne, president of the American
National Board of .Trade, at the s op
ening session of the International
Commercial Congress of Chambers of
Congress and Commercial organiza
tions. Mr. La Lanne Is the official
representative of the United States
government and the resolution he of
fered had received the Indorsement
of Secretary of State Knox. , ,
Previous sessions of the Interna
tional Commercial Congress have
been held in Belgium, Italy and Aus
tria, and it is considered desirable
that the next meeting be awarded
to the United States. Boston is look
ed upon with favor by many of the
members. Delegates from many com
mercial organizations in the larger
cities of th United States are here
and will Jolt with the Boston boom
ers in seekiag the next congress.
The subjects before the London con-
ilCDD, Will U(CUU tUIVUU W
VMM m irhfiii will B.lnnil tVwntirvVl
iraorrow anl Thursday, include the
following: '. :
Development of 1 postal onions
jihroughoutj the world.
Direct representation or commerce
industry at official conferences
and at International
the laws relating to
The enforcement of Judgments . and
iirbltratloni awards made in foreign
The wislom of , securing in all
countries adherence to the conven-
Ion of. Aladrld, which deals with tho
separation of false marks of origin
pn goods. . ". . .'
Methods of valuation for the com
pilation of customs statistics, v. ,
The establishment of ' a common
fate for Easter; unification and sim
plification of the Gregorian calendar.
During the four years of the exlst-
nce of this world's organization, its
members say that it has shown itself
ble to bring about desired results in
he relations of international com-
erce. The, first congress which was
eld three years ago, had as its chief
atron and promoter the Belgian Se
ctary of SUte for Foreign Affairs
nd Minister o Industry of Labor. In
f e second congress the King of It-
7 Interested himself largely and the
onorably presidents were the Italian
InUters of Foreign Affairs and Ag
culture, and of Industry and Com-
erce. " ' ' . .-. . . '
The honorary president of the third
'ogress, which was held at Progue,
jas the Archduke Charles Francis
peph, who presided at all the ses
Jong. retween the senond and the
llrd eongresses, interest In the pro-
feaicgu had increased rapidly and' 14
pernments; Including those of the
V'ted ; States, ' Australia, Belgium,
pancel Holland, Sweden,, Norway,
lin8ary and Switzerland, were rep
ented officially . at ; the meeting,
'ch was attended also by represen
ts of 200 commercial associations
10e scene of activity are in many
"ntries. : ' '
There is a permanent committee of
sanitation, ; and recently it has
iJked the absolute ' necessity of
lt'ng the finances of the organlza-
upon a sound : business basis,
rlptlons have been received
? chambers of commerce in near-
ai the large- cities of the world.
eacn suoscrlptlon of 10 carrying
with it the right to be represented at
tie congress by three delegates.
Loula Canon Legrand, president of
the Federation of Cpmmercial and In
dustrial Association of Belgium, Is
the president of the International
Congress. The vice president is
Charles Charleton, vice president of
he London Chamber of Commerce.
The general secretary Is Emile Jott
rand, of Paris. . '
The meetings of the congress are
held every, two years. It discusses
questions of moment to the business
world and then seeks ways and
means by which through the creation
of-public sentiment its findings can
be given force and effect. These de
cisions, of course, carry- no legal
weight, hut as the delegates represent
some of the most Influential bodies
of men in all countries, their con
clusions are of value In campaigns of
education. V V : -'
Not only delegates, but individuals,
who are members . of corporations
which send delegates, are entitled to
admission to the congress, though
uxvy are not given the privilege of
voting. Questions , are not put to a
vote unless a majority of the congress
so desires. This is one way which the
members have of keeping differences
of opinion on great matters quiet un
til the time comes when agreement
may be reached. :
GREAT REJOICING MARKS EVENT
v -at reno.
Goldflold Comes with Offer of Many
i ,, , Thousand But Falls.
Berio, Jane 21-It was definitely
announced here today that Reno gets
the big fight. .There was great re.
jolcin?. '' ; . .;: '
Reno. June 21 Undlsmayedby ef
forts of Goldfleld boosters to secure
the Johnson-Jeffries fiaht. business
men here, began work , this morning
of " raising the funds necessary to
meet Rickard's terms for holding tha
fight here. It is announced the bat
tle will be staged in Reno providing
business men pay the $1000 license
and provide a suitable arena. A mon
ster mass meeting was held this morn
lng but most of the money was ralBed
before it convened, however. . f
Goldfleld boosters who guaranteed
$200,000 seat sales paraded the streets
all night to show 'their earnestness.
The town is wild with excitement.
It is estimated the arena will cost
'Frisco Loses Johnson.
San Francisco, June 21 Johnson is
to leave for Reno tonight. Today he
did road work as planned. The ne
gro has been making a cleanup by
charging 50 cents to those who wish
to see him hammer his sparring part
, v Business 'Claim loss.
Petitions are being circulated here
today to have Mayor McCarty inter
cede with Governor Gillette in an en
deavor to Induce the governor to per
mit the. fight in this city. ' The peti
tions were agreed upon at a business
men's meeting last night They de
clare the financial loss to San Fran
cisco wUl he heavy. - ,
VAC1ABIE DOG RETURNED.
Dog Strayed Away During Absence
of Family But Is Returned.'
The fox terrier owned by P. L. Lil
ly has been returned to the family
fold. The panlne strayo from home
during the absence of the Lilly fam
ily at Corvallis and Portland,' but
when Mr. Lilly returned last Satur-1
day he found his pet dog missing. To
day, however, the animal la safely
chained to the backyard kennell.
Kaiser's Sister Dead. '
j Berlin, June 21. Princess Fedora,
youngest sister of the Kaiser, is dead
as the result of heart trouble. :;
LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON TUESDAY, JUNE
HOME IIHI SHOCKS
ALLEGED WIFE OF VICTiM AND A
MALE COMPANION ARRESTED
ON CONVINCING EVIDENCE '
GRIME ENACTED IN kof EL
Portland, June. 21 Suspected of the
of Kent, ' .Washington, whose body
with the, head crushed and a bullet
in the brain was found in a bloody
trunk at the Union Depot hotel last
nighty Jesse P. Webb, a Seattle real
estate agent and Mrs. Wllllaih John
son, wife of the dead man, were av
:et ted today. . . . ' ,
Joyriding All Night. :.
The couple had been Joyriding all
iiight, and were alighting at t'e Wil
lamette rooming house when approach
cd by the police, The woman had
$1900 on her person, claiming hor
husband had given her that amount
the day before. ' Webb Is known to
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first conversation with the police that
ne saw Johnson at the Union Depot
last night, tie also affirmed that John
Bon and his wife went, walking last
evening. ..,--"'''. v ': ;
f Mnrder fa Hotel Room.1
. The murder waa committed in the
new Grand Central hotel. The mat
tress and sheets are bloody, the room
topsy turvy. Webb occupied a room
across the hall. ' .
-' Long, a hotel porter, Bays Webb
and the woman spent the afternoon
packing and repacking trunks, and
People are to be Benefited by Observ
er's Stand Verbal Contracts and
Wiseacre Gerrymandering oh Part
of Individual Councilmen is Not Satis
factory to Council Body and the Light
of Day is Turned
The fact that four members of the I
tnnrll tinva rfpllhpmtolv and at tinma
council have deliberately and at some
length offered explanation of their
"positions" on the printing matter,
and the further fact that the Observ
er was mentioned and re-mentioned
in anything but friendly language no
distinction being made as to different
ownership of this paper, all count
for little when the taxpayer under
Btanda that the Observer has forced ,
the matter of city printing to a show-4 notified that sealed bids will be re
down whereby La Grande will be sav- celved at the office of the City Re
ed a nice round sum on the printing corder Xor the city printing, all bids
this year. - . ,:' to be In by 8 o'clock p. m., Wednes-
Yesterday 'City Recorder D. .E Cox- day evening, the 22d day of June, 1910,
called on the Observer and asked that paid bid to be for all legal notices'
a bid be submitted for the city print- j ordinances, resolutions and advertise-
lng.. It was a word of mouth, trans-j
action and the Observer insisted that Job work. Respectfully, ; '
It be reduced to writing, not that we ; d. E. COX, '
doubted the city recorder hut be- Recorder, of the City of La Grande,
cause it was business. No city can ;. " . 1 ' " "', ' ..'
afford to transact business on verbal , Governor Helpless,
agreements. It I unsafe, .Recorder j ' Salt Lake, June 21. Gov. Dickln
Cw then submltteded the follr-wlna son of Nevada la hem tmia
communlca ion which no doubt every
taxpayer will be glad to see and will
y & y i
that finally they moved one which the
. mwunatHi as tne one con
taining the dead body.
Blood Seeps From Trunk.
The crime was discovered when a
matron of the Institution went to the
room where Johnson and his wife
were registered. ; Blood was seeping
from the trunk and she truried in an
dinrm to the police. , '
Webb was searched at the station.
Two bloody hankerclefs were found
in his pockets; also two watches, one
of which Mrs. Johnson says belonged
to Johnson. .
New Theory Rampant.
' "he police assert at noon today
that Mrs. Johnson was not thvwlfo
of the murdered man but on) , of a
well known Seattle gang who have
been wnder aurvelllance for a short
time. The trunk waa checked to PuY'
allup, Wash., and was traced through
an expressman to the hoteL ,
Advices from, Seattle Bay that Webb
came to Seattle a year ago from Nome
and engaged in fake real estate trans
actions while attempting to raffle off
a house he did not owrf. A warrant
was Issued for his arrest but he dis
appeared. No one in Kent recalls the
Johnson in question ee veral John-
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sous live in ivent. out me muraerea
man could not be identified.
on all Transactions.-
inwardly thank the Observer for fore
Inn, vl tn... , . j. ...
lng this Issue, regardless of lengthy
explanations by officials.
June 20th,' 1910.
La Grande Evening Observer. Gen
tlemen: At a meeting of the Council
of the City of La Grande, Oregon, held
on the evening of the 17th of June,
1910, I was instructed to ask for bids
for the city Drintlnar for th hninnrn
of the year 1910. and von nra Wohw
ments, not Including work classed as
. there is no law to stop the big prize
fight in his state. "
HARJlbV R003I GROWS
Convention May See Tilt Between
Johnson and Harmon.
Dayton, Ohio, June 21.-Governor
Harmon and his presidential boom
were the chief factors in the demo
cratic state convention scheduled to
opea today. It, will all be Harmon,
with the exception of a tilt between
the former mayor of Cleveland, John
son, and Harmon. Johnson would have
the convention endorse a candidate
for the senate but Harmon does not
want any endorsement for anyone,
but a presidential standln. It Is not
expected, that Harmon will announce
his attitude toward the candidacy for
president before the convention be
gins actual work. v
DAMAGE IN MIDDLEWEST,
Crops Will be But Half Success to
; Farmers In Many States. ,
' IHnneapollSj June 2L Serous, dam
age ts. threatened to crops of the mid
dle Northwestern states,- North Da
kota and Eastern Montana ; through
drought. The rainfall has been about
half normal and farmers are appre
hensive. . Unless the hot. winds and
high temperatures cease, half the
crops will fall. The temperature yes
terday on the average was 110 de
grees.. . .'..
SENDS SPEECIAL MESSAGE
N. T. LEGISLATURE.
I Admits' Defects Other. Places Wants
Similar law Anyway.
; Aloany, N. Y., June 21. The legis
lature In special session received a
message from Governor Hughes to
day recommending the passage of a
direct primary law. He declared It
was demanded by the people who are
dissatisfied with the present' system
of choosing candidates.'. He said :
' T recommend to your considera
tion an , amendment to the law relat
ing to primaries and the making of
a suitable provision for a direct nomi
nation of candidates for public office
and in connection therewith, provis
ions for representative and responsi
ble party ' management. The people
are dlss.vlafled with the present con
ditions and demand a change.' What
ever may be said of the imperfections
in laws relating to this matter in oth
er Jurisdictions, there can be no ques
tion but that these laws reflect whole
Bale- sentiment; which Is' countrywide
and cannot be denied.
BOY HURT WHILE RIDING.
Falls from Horse and Is Dragged Con
slderable Distance by Heel.
Chester Coil who makes his home
with the J. E. Foley family, was quite
seriously hurt this afternoon when he
and Albert Currey,' Bon of Mr. and
Mrs. George H. Currey, were riding
"double" on the Currey steed.' ( At a
moment when the horse became scar
ed, Chester fell : from the horse but
his foot caught In the Btlrrup and he
was dragged about a half block. The
unnatural ride . resulted In severe
bruises and unconsciousness for a
period of about an hour. The inju
ries are principally scalp wounds.
WILL TLAT GRANDVIEW.
Addition to La Grande will be Platted
and Streeted this Week.
Engineers are ready to commence
platting of Grandvlew, a new and
proposed addition to La Grande, and
run streets through the tract. The
tract will be cut up Into , one acre
sections . and already plans for two
comfortable homes are In the embryo.
The tract is located Just east of La
Grande on the end of the macadam
WILL CANCEL TRIP TO PULL THE
SAVINGS BANK BILL TROUGH
Tuft's Savings Bunk BUI Is not Ready
and President Grows Angry at the
Filibuster now In Progress Will
Stay on Congressional Lid Cntll the
Crisis Is Passed Taft has Pledged
. Washington, June 21. After seve
ral days of filllbusterlng-the postal
savings bank bill Is still on the slide
and President Taft is "hot." His an
ger is bo great that he has cancelled
hie proposed trip to New Haven and
announced that he will sit tight on
the congressional lid as long as It 13
necessary to accomplish the passage
of a satisfactory savings bank meas
Taft feels that he pledged support
of the bill because a number of in
surgents supported the rule which
made it possible to pass the bill in
the house. He believes that if it
goes to a conference of the special
privilege committee, provisions will
be' written in by the senate, and that
the house will not accept the amend-'
It is reported that Taft may bor
row the big stick to uBe on the ru
mored filibusters against the bill. Sen
ator Bailey,' reputed leader of the fil-
Tlbusters, conferrfd -with ' the presi
dent today and when he left said:
"They-must abandon that bill or they
will be here throughout August." '
This I meaiiB that a fight between
the fllllbusters and the ; president Is
impending. ' ; 'v '"" : .
DAN CE TOMORROW NIGHT.
Band Ilolds Its last Rehearsal This
Evening for .Coming Event
A final rehearsal will be held this
evening by the La Grande band In
preparation for the dancing party to
morrow evening. The entire band
will officiate at the opening numbers
of , the dance program. The publfc is
invited.''.:"". .. ; ''
, Tran Waters Poisoned. ;
Vienna, - June 21. Authorities are
today trying to learn the identity of
the originators of what they believe
to have been a wholesale plan to pio-1
Bon waters in the mineral springs
near Trau. which resulted In the
death of three, persona and the illness
Long Walk Record Broken.
San Francisco, June 21. Jack Eld-
ridge, aged 26. . a Boston athlete, is
resting here today after completing
a 4000 mile walk across the continent
In 77 days, breaking all records, in
cluding Weston's by 28 days. Eldridge
j was offered $2000 by the Boston Ath
letic Club to break the record.
Big Spokane School Burned
Spokane, June 21 Fire gutted the
South Central high school building
this morning with a loss of a quarter
of a million. Insurance runs to $97,
000. The blaze started in a rubbish
heap in the basement and gained such
headway before being discovered that
it could not be extinguished. The
building was erected in 1890 and was
one of the largest in the Northwest.
Jaut Tourist Recalled. , ;
Seattle, June 20. Prince and Fran
ceBs Fushimi, a nephew of the em
peror of Japan, whose recent Budden
recall from his American tour, gavo
rise of a rumor that Japan is pre
paring to renounce its treaty with the
United States, Bailed on the liner
Minnesota for Yokohama today.