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LA GR4NBE, UNION 'COUNTY, OREGON THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1910.
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ODDS TIGHTEN AS
TEN TO SETE N IS WAT MONEY
IS GOING AT RENO WHEN
THE COIN COMES "
JEFFRIES SPAHS SECRETLY
When Jeffries and Johnson ire Een
Together Posing for Moving, Pic
hires, Odds Tighten up and Jeffries
: People Want Less Margin Johnson
Holding Oat With Followers For a
Iteturn to Old Odds
Reno, June 30. Odds on the prize
fight are tightening up; Today they
stand, at 10 to 7 In favor of Jeffries,
and a good slice of Johnson money is
on -hand. It came from San Fran
cisco, Chicago and other towns In the
East. Johnson and . his ; camp are
holding out' for -longer ; odds to lay.
however. '. " ;. . ,;
' It Is rumored that Jeffries optimis
tic view of the .fight is the outcome of
secret sparring sessions to which ther
have been no spectators. The camp
followers deny that any secret work
has been done, but wise ones refuse
to believe the denial.
Jeffries will probably wear springs
In his heels when he enters th'j rln?
that his footwork may be better, and
easier. ; ". v 'AA. ; A';
. Rlckard, the referee, has a premo
nition that he won't be In the ring.
Charlie White. Of New Castle, has
teen selected as emergency, referee.
; Jeffries and Johnson both went
through stunts for moving pictures
yesterday evening. It was this fact
that drove betting odds up. , Jeff,
seemed to wind earlier and was far
from being Impressive with his work
compared with that of Johnson.
Savings in Postal Service
Washington. June 30. Although the
quarter ending today will likely show
a deficit, Postmaster-general Hitch
cock predicts that the postal receipts
and expenditures for the fiscal year
; will show a decrease Of over $10,000,
O00 In the 'deficit of $17,480,000 car-
. Tied oyer from the preceding year.
During one quarter of the fiscal
year ending today, that ending De
cember 31, the postal service gave an
actual profit of $2,115,00 th 9 largest
during any three months in the his
tory of the department.
Insurgents In Vermont :.
Montpelier, Vt, June 30. That the
spirit of insurgency has spread even
: among the rock ribbed republicans
of Vermont was evident this inornli.,
when nearly 700 delegates to the
O. O. P. state convention met to for-
' mulate a platform and nominate can
didates for governor, secretary of
state, and other offices.
It appears that the spirit In Ver-
, mont Is of a piece, with that insur
er which caused the electlia of
Foss in Massachusetts and compe'led
-the retirement of Senator Mai? I."
Maine. ' . -' , y '
; The situation is pecllarly Interest
ing rrom the fact that Fl4t,iheiV D.
' Ptncfor, son of. the late seuator, a
well known figure In Washlntgon for
many years ,1s bent on ascending to
the Benatorshlp. ' H Is declared that
Proctor is . already ; laying plans , to
i. succeed Senator Page.
J It appears that 'since the death of
' his father, Fltcher D. Proctor, who
formerly was governor, has been try-
- lng to keep together the machine, his
father controlled. On the death . of
, Senator Proctor, Page was elected
without opposition of the Proctor el-
; ement.' , It . was , the ' general . under
standing that Fletcher D. Proctor
would step In when Page retired from
ths senate. ' :' J '"..,'
The (Proctor element has not for
gotten this understanding, fojit can
didates are In the field for ga'ernor
aud the ambitions of "Fletchd- D.
Proctor hove a bearing on the situa-
ilon Inasmuch as the successful can
didate must pledge himself to ap
point Proctor to the senate of Page
retires. 1 '
The friends of Senator Page do not
like the attitude of Mr. Proctor, but
they are not in a position to object.
So tar as the re-election 1 of Senator
Page Is concerned, there Is no ques
tion about it .-'
Roswell on. Water Wagon
Roswell, N. M., June 30 Roswell's
last day as a wet town was ushered
in this morning and before clocks
strike the hour of midnight It Is ex
pected that the last of the available
supply of red liquor will have van
ished down the throats of celebrants.
Prohibition goes into effect tomorrow,
the drys having won a close victory
over the wets In the recent election.
Roswell Is the first city in the new
state to go "dry. , ; '
: patten to Betlre(T) Again A
Chicago, June 30.- Patten the king
time according to a report today.
It Is said that Patten's youngest bro
ther will succeed him In business.
Whenever Patten retires, street ope
rators begin to watch for another
corner. .... ' ' A'
FARMER NEAR SALEM ASSAULT
ED AND TEAM STOLEN
Farmers and Authorities Will. Pur
sue Two Assailants A-
Salem, June , 30.-Warden Curtiss
Bald today he would send a poBse out
after the tw.o men who yesterday beat
Henry Starr, a farmhand, Into" insen
sibility and kidnapped Starr's little
son and then drove toward Albany
In Starr's buggy. It is believed the
assailants are Harry Brenna and John
Wormstdorff, two convicts who es
caped from the penitentiary Satur
day. Brenna was serving two years
from Umatilla county for horse steal-
1 lng. ,." -a
Starr was near his home when two
men appeared and ' told . him they
wanted 'his buggy. When he refused
he was assaulted and thrown out of
the buggy. His insensible body was
left by the roadside while the boy
was taken, with the fugitives. Farm
say they will pursue the gang.
THORSEN CAE REVERSED
Supreme Court Reverses Local er
diet and Sends Case Back
The . supreme oourt has .handed
down a decision reversing the case
of J. B. Thorsen, et. al., of Elgin, vs.
J. A Hooper, et al, which Mr Hooper
appealed from the local circuit court
where a verdict for Thorsen was
found v Attorney . Slater represents
the respondent and Attorney C. H,
Finn the' appellant. The case Is sent
back for retrial. It involves a suit
for the recovery of some money.
SENATOR MeENERT BURIED
Sen. Chamberlain Among Those who
Attend Simple Service ''
New Orleans, June 30. Without
show or pomp, Senator McEnery was
burled today. The services were held
at teh home. Among those who at
tended were Senators Foster, Bailey,
Gamble, Bradley, Johnson, Chamber
lain and a number of. congressmen.
. Conld Not ForgM Cove - -
Last Fall a man by xhe name of
Love who lived at Klrksvllle, Texas!
passed through this country and saw
some peaches raised at Cove. Ves
. terday he arrived at the fruit center
and announced to residents there
that he had come to stay. He will
probably buy fruit land'there at once.
OPEN RUPTURE BETWEEN THEM
IS FEARED WHEN CONFER
v ENCE IS ENDED
Rumors Have It, that Roosevelt Will
Demand Prompt Ending of Federal
Interference with Hughes' Policies
in New Tork-New Tork Folitical
Situation Believed 'to be Chief 0b.
Ject f the Meeting. 1
Beverly, June 30. Theodore Koose
velt and President Taft met here this
afternoon and as soon as the news
leaked out, a great crowd gathered
In front of the Taft residence await
ing the Colonel's coming.' ; , ' ,
It Is known that RooBevelt does
not endorse Taf t's official acts? Poli
ticians predict the meeting ; may be
the cause of a rupture between them
after the conference. It is believed
the political situation will . be dis
cussed, especially the lineup In New
York and it Is freely declared that
Roosevelt will Insist that federal In
terference with Hughes' policies must
stop, particularly regarding the pri
mary election law, if the republicans
want Roosevelt's assistance. !
DANCE ON BURNING BOAT
Wife of Captain Plays for Dancers,
Knowing1 Ship Is! on Fire
Philadelphia, June 30. While the
crew on the liner, Grecian were en
gaged in a race with death by fire
in an oil laden hold, eighty passen
gers," not knowing the danger, danced
until dawn. The only woman who
knew was the plucky wife of the cap
tain who volunteered to play, thus
averting an accident and panic. Fire
was discovered at midnight while out
ward bound and as soon as the fire
was discovered the vessel was turned
back to port. Twelve firemen were
overcome by the smoke during the
struggle. AA'.-iv AA.-I-' -A-'
V . Col. Williams Retires.
. Washington, June 30 Col. John R.
Williams, coast artillery, was placed
on the retired list today on bis own
application. He will continue in ac
tive duty at the Army War -College.
Queen Elizabeth Dying
Bucharest, June 30. Queen Eliza
beth ot Roumanla la dying today fol
lowing a relapse from an attack of
appendicitis. ' Physicians Bay there la
little hope. - ; - ." ' :.'
TAFT PRAISED BY RESOLUTION
PASSED BY REGULIRS
Conservation as Practiced !n Alaska
, - is Not Given Endorsement ' .
Juneau, June 30. "Progressive '
Republicans are in convention here
today and will nominate an'Alicknn
congressional delegate. The regulars
yesterday nominate Edward Orr. former-
mayor of Tacoma, now of Val
dez, to succeed Delegate Wlckerebam.
The convention adopted h plank
favoring home rule when the prope
tlme comes, and . it opposes conser
vation as now practiced in Alaska.
It adopted a resolution laudinz Pres
i d nils mm
IE DY FIRE
CANADIAN FORT AND ONE "TOWN
1 tN GRAVE DANGER FROM
FORT QEVLin milTS HELP
Just Before Telegraph " Wires Go
Down, Teople at Fort Send Out a
Frantic Appeal for Help Adjoining
Towns Cant go to the Rescue
Women and Children Flee for their
Lives Wnlle Men Fight Fire , ,
Francis Devlin and its inhabitants
are surrounded by a great forest flte.
Wires are down now but frantic calls
for help were received just prior lo
the collapse of the service. . This city
;s unable to lend assistance, ' as it
likewise la surrounded by a ring ot
fire:' Women and children have fled
for their lives, but the men are fight
ing to save this place from destruc
tion. A .
The last word received from Revlln
was to the effect that thousands of
acres of timber had been destroyed
and that the fire has surrounded the
town. Three men broke through the
cordon of fire and brought this news.
They say men are backfiring to save
the people penned up. in the town.
FUNERAL ARRANBEMENTS MADE
Stctzlnger Body Witt be Laid to Best
Tomorrow at i 0'clock.
Final arrangements for the inter
ment of the remains of Hans Stet
slnger were completed this afternoon.
The services will commence; at the
Stetzlnger home .corner of Fourth
and X Street, and subsequently ser
vices will be held at the Lutheran
church. The services at the house
commence at 2 o'clock.
PLATFORM NEARLY DONE
Last Block of Cement is Completed
A at the Depot Today , ;
About 9000 square feet of cement
platform was completed at the O.
R. & N. depot today when workmen
placed the last block ot cement plat-
lorm in front and to the sides of the
depot. " The platform facilities are
more- than doubled. - (
Haisten Loses Good Horse V
F. D. Haisten lost one of his valu
able driving horses last evening. It
was an animal highly prized by Mr.
Haisten and he regrets the loss very
THIRD FATAL EXPLOSION AT TA
Plant Partly Wrecked and Three Are
Blown to Pieces by Powder.
t. Tacoma,' June 30. A terrific explo
sion of powder in the DuPont works
this mornng , partly ; wrecked - the
plant. James Smth and Geo. Strous,
and Thomas Blake were blown ; to
atoms. This is the third fatal blowup
within four months, two have been
killed each time previously. :
Michigan in Lead. A.
Ann Arbor, June 30. Michigan is
in rhe lead of all the unlvenlUei of
POWDER BLOWS 3
the country In the number of rcsls
tered alumni, according to figures
complied by the alumni association,
in session here today. The total Is
28.330, covering the entire country.
The state of Michigan has the larg
est representatlan. naturally. 8.931. or
31 per cent of the registered alumni
residing within the state. Next' la
Illinois with 3.195. Ohio has 2,392
Michigan graduates as residents. New
York has 1854 and Indiana 1313: The
far western stats ot California' has
a grand total of 10&3 alumni residing
there. AH through the. west are large
bodies of Michigan men. Washington
is especially well supplied with, citi
zens ; who have benefitted by Michi
gan instruction, .Among the middle
western states Minnesota and Mis
souri stand high on the list '
The, more efficient organization of
this great body of graduates Js the
problem which Is at present occu
pying the attention of the leaders of
the alumni association. , -
Lodge Confers With Roosevelt
Lodge announced today that he, with
Col. 'Roosevelt; would this afternoon
confer with President Taft at Bev
erly. After meeting Roosevelt, he
Intends spending the night here. '
PRFmiHAV FinilT AD VA1SITY
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FOUR WINS HASDILY
URD ADn TDltinCi
n nu nu n v o
Yale Oarsman Collapses as the Bout bullets before the eyes of the depu
Shoots Over Finish Line ! ty sheriff.
New London, June
scored two clean cut victories on
the Thames today over Yale In the
Freshmen elght-oarded and 'varsity
four-oared events. The day was ideal,
The Harvard freshmen won eight
seconds ahead of Yale and the 'var -
slty had a clear lead of several boat
Harvard Freshmen led all the way.
The finish of the 'varsity four-oared
race was punishing. Thorne In the
Yale boat, collapsed as the shell shot
over the finish. Yale started In the
lead and kept it up for the first mile
and then the men began splashing
and the Crimson rowers shot ahead.
The "varsity elght-oared race is
scheduled for this afternoon. "
WILL CONTEST IN MIDAIR.
Baker to hare Second Aviator on the
; Ground July Fourth ;
, Baker City, June 30 (Special)-'
According to Publicity Manager Ash
ley this city will-witness- on July 4th
what no other city In Oregon has ever
seen a contest of aviators in mid
air. After contracting with one man
bird to give an exhibition another
applicant, for the . place became an
gered at)d demanded that he be per
mitted to contest with the one em
ployed. The privilege was granted
and the two aviators will fly to their
hearts content in the crisp ozone of
the Elkhorn mountains. Mr. Ashley
Is greatly elated over this addition to
the program of the natal .day cele
bration, .. ..
Bnys Smith Millinery f "
W. W? Berry, who recently pur
chased the Little Racket store on
Adams avenue, this forenon closed
the purchase of the Mrs. L. Smith
millinery store adjoining his previous
purchase. He . will assume , manage
ment in a few days." . '' '
. Charlton Most be Tried ;
. New York, June 30. Word was re
ceived from Italy today that Porter
Charlton will be tried for murder
whether he goes to Italy or not. If
not extradited, he will be tried by
proxy , and he will be In danger of
arrest if he ever crossed to Europe.
It Is believed here that he, will' not
be extradited. "
JURY FINDS CASSIDA GUILTY 01
MURDER IN FIRST DEGREE
" AT CANYON CITY.
III IS THE STATE
Second Conviction for the Murder of
Oille Snyder Recorded Today when
' Jury Finds Deputy Sheriff Casslda
Guilty of Murder in First Degree
Trial Result of a Conspiracy to
. Lynch Snyder.
, Canyon City, June 30. Joseph Cas- :
slda," deputy sherlfT, was today con- - -vlcted
of murder In the first degree ..
for the death of Ollle Snyder, who
was shot, to death by lynchers near
Hamilton last December, Casslda
heard the verdict without emotion.
He Is the second of six" defendants
to be tried in this connection. Ben
Hlnton, already' convicted for mur
der In the Becond degree, testified
- against the official.
Casslda had the man who was fi
nally lynched In his charge, whon
a conspiracy was hatched by friends
of . a sheep herder named Green
i whom Snyder had murdered near
"eppner ln a fight over a dog-and
. the evidence showed that Casslda
. was Informed of the conspiracy, and
; took part In It. Snyder was strung
up on a street and then riddled with
Later considerable excitement was
created by a report that Casslda had
threatened to kill Hlnton. who occu
pied a cell wltl him at Canyon City.
Hlnton was smuggled to Baker City
then to Portland to ne kept out1
of harm's way. , ' r
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j Court Bars Bible , " 1
Chicago, June 30. The decision of
the Illinois supreme court to bar the
hible from public schools will not
affect the Chicago school as the bible
h already been prohibited In local
schools. The court held that it was
impossible to teach all creeds and if
one were taught and others ignored
it would-' violate educational and reli
WOOL BUYERS HERE.
Purty of Wool Firm Representatives
A , Spend Night in La Grande.
A party of eastern wool buyers who
will attend the coming sale at Joaeph
spent last night In La Grande wait
ing for the outgoing Joseph past ea
ger train. The crowd Included rep
resentatlves for the largest wool deal
ers lh the country, among them be
ing C. .W. Ryder and E. W. Bring-,
ahm, of Bosten; J. H. Smith and H.
C. Ewing, of San Francisco; E, Y.
Nelll, C H. Angell, Jr., and William .
Ellery, of Bosten; Ira E. Emery, of
Portland, and Julius Green of Boston.
, SCHOOL BOARD MEETS.
Issue Order fer Advertisement, for
. Bids to be Opened Next Month
Bids for Installation of the heating
and ventilating plants and the plumb-'
ing for the new school building were ,
ordered . published last evening at a
meetings of the school hoard; the first
Important meeting held for several
weeks. The bids will be opened on
July 12th. A "
Johnson Ejects Langford Manager
. Ricks. Training Camp, June 30.
Joe Wodmao, Langford'a manager,
who had a falling out with Johnson,
was ejected from ' the camp today.
Johnson told him to "Git."
" Marriage License Issued '
County; Clerk Ed Wright has is
sued a marriage license to LeRoy C.
Jacobs and Anna M. Hlatt.