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LA GttAJNUtU. BOUNTY, OKEUON. MONDAY, AUGUST 8, 1910
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WEAKENING OF HEABT SUDDEN".
LY SNAPS LIFE'S STEJNG
DIED SUNDAY SIGHT
W H UTERI GEIIIIS
Became Editor f Oregoniaa Ten
Tears Afterlts Founding and With
the Exception of Fire Yean In the
Public Service, has Been Contin
uously In Editor's Chair Failing
for Long Time.
founder of the Oregonlan, but after1
conducting the paper for ten years,
took Scott in aa editor, and the two
made a monumental financial excess
of the undertaking. Plttock, as man
ager, was popular, but lacked the lit
erary gift which Scott possessed to
make his editorial department what it
should be. ThlB Scott accomplished
with a literary ability that ranted
next to the best In the world. Thovgh
it Is not generally known, Plttock and
Scott, individually, were the richest
men in Oregon.
PARIS RAILROADERS STRIKE
Want Better Honrs, More Par and
On Best Day.
FEDERAL TROOPS TIL
TAFT ORDERS COAST POST TO BE
IN READINESS TO LEND
AID TO FORESTERS
fall sot injurious
1 I bal II 1 1 laW
Inexperienced A tin tor Falls n Long
Distance but Escapes Injury
Black Pool. Eng., ug. 8. Flying at
a great height In an aeroplane, of hi
1 own aesign, A. v uoes, an inex
! perienced aviator, fell to the ground
today, but escaped serious injury. The
machine caught fire, and was almost
consumed by the time it bit the earth.
Hundreds witnessed the wreckage,
which fell in such a way that the avi
ator escaped death.
PORTER DIES OF
niiRi iiimmn rt
bUll IUUIJU III
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 8. Harvey
"W. Scott, editor..of the Oregonlan, at
Portland, died at Johns Hopkins hos
pital at six o'clock Sunday evening, of
heart failure, 32 hours after an op
eration for prostatectomy. He be
gan sinking Sunday morning in spite
of the best restoratives known to tjw
world. His heart lecame weaktv until
He leaves three sons, John H., Ara-
brose B. and Leslie M.. and a daugh-
i Ter, Miss Judith, all of Portland. Th-3
heart weakness was unexpected.
Accompanied by Mrs. Scott and Les
lie, Scott's body will start for Port
land tonight, and will reach that place
Friday. The funeral will probably be
Editor For Forty-FIve Years.
Portland, Aug. 8. The death of
Mr. Scott, for more than 45 years edi
tor of the, Oregonlan, was a distinct
shock. Death was the ultimate out
come of a cold contracted in May,
causing rheumatism. Mr. Scott, ac
companied by his wife and son Les
lie, arrived at Baltimore August 1, and
the operation was performed August
6, by Dr. Young, of Johns Horklns
Mr. Scott was born In Tazewell
county, Illinois, February 1, 1838. He
came to Oregon In 1852 in a prairie
Bchooner and entered Pacific Univer
sity at Forest Grove, in 1857. He grad
uated In 18G3, working his way
through. With the exception of five
years, from 1872 to 1877, when he was
collector of internal revenue, be was
continuous editor of tit? Oregoniai,
and part owner since 1877.
H. L. Plttock was the original
Paris, Aug. 8. Following the lead
cr r..v7zx - ...
er cities, railway employes of Toulese
today voted unanimously favoring a
strike, and it is practically certain
that a general walkout will be callei
in a few days.
' About 40,000 kilometers of road U
affected. They demand one rest day
in a week, and a minimum dally wagj
of one dollar, and more- generous
construction of pension laws. .
Washington. Auk. 8 FMri tron V"!t:2 Cut:;
in Oregon, WashingtonCalifornia, Id
aho and Montana, will be. placed at
the disposal of the forest service to
aid fighting forest fires in the coast
states. President Taft has telegraph
ed the' Secretary of War the follow
'You may direct the commanding standing timber in the national forests
officers of posts, upon application by Ion account of fires," Mr. Cornwall
them to' lend every assistance in their I said in discussing the use of troops in
inton, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and
California, where fire patrols are
maintained by lumbermen's associa
tions' and the state- departments.
These, however, are , inadequate to
cope with the fire element
"There exlas a grave menace to
power for suppression of forest fires.
Reports here indicate 175,000 acres
are swept by fires.
MASY MINERS IGNORANT
Seventy-Fhe Per Cent In Mining Dis
tricts Cant Bead English
Washington. Aug. 8. After an in
vestigation of more than 50,000 indi
vidual cases among the miners of
Western Pennsylvania, the ' senate
commission on immigration has re
ported conditions amorig the miners
as not conducive of normal family
life. Seventy-five per cent cannot
read or speak EngllBh intelligently.
SON-IN-LAW WILL BE EE-ICSEST
ED CHARGED WITH FIRST
HIGH SCHOOL ARCHITECT BADLY
Nose Broken Scalp Cut, Face and
Body Bruised lu Runaway.
Howard C. Gauntt, designing and
supervising architect of the new La
Grande high school, figured in an ac
cident yesterday which miraculously Bented a resolution
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 8. Special.
President Taft, as.commander-ln-chlef
of the army, and Secretary of War
Dickinson, have been requested by the
Western Pine Manufacturers' associa
tion, of which J. P. McGoldrlck . of
Spokane; is president, acting in behalf
of timber owners, lumbermen and set
tlers in the Northwestern and Pacific
states, to station government troops
in1 the national forest reservations
from May f to September 30 of each
year, to the end that the timber re
sources of the United States may be
saved from destruction.
The fire losses In the forests in th
forests in the western states during
the last 60 days will amount to af
least J150,000,q00," said George M.
Cornwall of Portland, Ore., who pre-
BROTHER SHOOTS SISTER
CARELESS HANDLING NEARLY
Bullet Cannot Be Located Throngb
X-Ray Machine at Enterprise
with a target rifle
tauie nearly proving fatal to a 12
year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.
C Makins, who live near Enterprise
Saturday night. Mr. Makins is one of
the prominent sheep growers of that
county and the accidental shooting oc
ured at the sheep shearing plant. A
younger brother and the girl had been
Maying with a discarded rifle, when
Hie load was suddenly discharged. It
hit the llttls girl In the " upper
li!. and penetrated through the roof
t the mouth. Unable to locate the
Het with a hasty examination; the
Machine was turned on. but as
' - the missile has not been located.
i? f presumed she either swallowed
t, .or gpit it out durin gher exclte-
mpnt. She is not seriously hurt.
enough, did not prove fatal. Mr,
Gauntt is done up in bandages today,
and confined to his bed at the Savoy
V hotel, suffering consmeraoie pain,
from a broken nose, bad scalp wounds,
Borinna puts on his face and body
bruises many in number.
Mr. Gauntt was driving a vicious
horse up the Grande Ronde river can
yon Sunday, and Just before reathing
the nolnt where the road crosses the
railroad track opposite BlacR iat,
the animal commenced to bolt nMd
run. kicking the dashboard of the bug
gy to pieces. Still tearing madly along
the road, the horse plunged across the
track, but not entirely uncontrolled
for Mr. Gauntt guided the horses, with
much presence of mind, In such a way
as to dodge the signal post, for which
Vc tonm WHS headed. The vehicle
nkidded along the track for a short
jionoo and thea whipped itself
clear with such force, that it hurled
the driver against the ties and steel
rnila with terrific force.
Mr. Gauntt was brought to La
Grande by Frank Bay and family, and
Grande by Frank Day and family, ana
pdiral attention. He will be
Vent from his work for some time
At the rate which the horse was run
ning, the dangerous point in the road
and all the circumstances pertaining
to the bend in the road at the cross
ing, it is really a miracle that he wa
foregoing at the semi-annual meeting
of the association, "and it Is likely
that in addition millions of dollars'
worth of timber will be destroyed
during this and next season , unless
heavy rains come before the end of
the dry season."
Statistics compiled by A. W. Cooper,
secretary of the western Pine Manu
facturers' Association, show that fully
50 per cent of the standing timber in
fire-fighting and prevention, "and this
carries with it heavy losses of life and
"There are stationed at various
posts in the United States thousands
of disciplined men,, known as govern
ment troops, who could be Instructed
in the methods of fire fighting and pa
trol duty in ,the various forests not
alone in the Northwestern and Paci
fic states, but throughout the' country
where forests exist. ;
"The plan, if carried out, would be
to place the troops under the direc
tion of the Department of the Inter
ior, or any other department of the
government in the , national forests,
where they could be Instructed In the
methods of fighting forest fires, which
are usually started as the result of
carelessness on the part of hunters,
campers, land clearing, lumbermen
"TheBe forests require an adequate
patrol, regularly established nnd
maintained during the so-called dry
season, from May to September. For
est fire fighting Is a science and
should be taught the troops as part
of the military tactics. Besides, no
better employment could be found for
the soldiers than to utilize them as
protectors of life 'and property during
the" part of the year when men are
most needed in the forests of thd
I itr ctdhppi r I nnirr nix
YlcUms of Fatal Quarrel ea RaI
Sear Elgin Friday Sight, Slowly
Sinks and Life Leaves Him at 7:15
1h?s Morning Heavy Ball WJil he
riaced Over Young Man Who Will
PATHETIC SCENE MARKS CLOSE
OF ONE LIQUOR PROSECUTION
Officers Attorneys and Court all are
Friends of Man Sentenced
This morning at ten minutes past
10 o'clock Adolph Newlln, who is in
the drug business in La Grande, ap
peared before the circuit court to re
ceive sentence. While the sentence
Wra. Porter, aged fifty-two jears,
died this morning at 7:45 from
wounds inflicted by hlB son-in-law,
Jess Parker in a quarrel over treat
ment accorded a three year-old-aon of
Jess Parker, The quarrel occured on
Friday evening on a road near the
Porter Juuna four miles forn Elgin.
The wound was the result of a .32
Remington revolver shot, which pier
ced the lungs. Mr. Porter commenced
to sink Saturday morning, aud though
he showed slight symptoms of recup
erating throughout Saturday after
noon, physicians soon realize! the
case was hopeless.
The victim la survived by a wife
and four children, one of the children
being the wife of Jess Parker. Both
families are pioneer residents of El
gin, and have been lawabldlng clti
snB of general good repute. The sen-
was $500 and 30 days in Jail, the Jail
feature was Imposed because the lawjjtlment In Elgin split for friends of
Is mandatory on the matter, and the - Talker say he shot in self-defense. :
COMMERCIAL CLUB MEMBERS
READY TO RESPOND WITH AID
According to, those who have been
seen, every' member of the Commer
cial club is ready to respond to the
call of the president for a meeting
Wednesday night in McKennon, Phy
& Roberts' office at which time there
will be a discussion of the water ques
tion and what can be done to aid in
daily for the district plan. Several
who have honestly stood out against
the matter are seelng.lt In a different
light now and evidently the water
board Is making progress. It will be
the aim of the commercial club to aid
the board in every way and each
member will likely be, after Wednes-
aid In the campaign for irrigation of . day night, at the command of the
the Grande Ronde valley.
Sentiment Is believed to be growing ' the premises!
I board to do whatever seems best in
tudsre Immediately suspended ' that
portion of the sentence with the un
derstanding that Mr. Newlln shall not
at any future time violate the local
Prosecutor Ivanhoe addressed the
court In behalf of Mr,; Newlln, who
had pleaded guilty . to four other
charges against him. . Mr.. Ivanhoe
showed emotion in the matter. 'It was
a case among friends and neighbors
and the old prosecutor evidenced a
warm friendship for the man whom
he had prosecuted.
Judge Crawford addressed a letter
to the court In words from the heart,
pleading that no Jail sentence be car
Attorney Cochran made a few re
marks to the court pledging the hon
or of his client that there would be no
future violation of the law.
Judge Knowles made a few remarks
telling of the hard position he was
placed in. He stated he had known
Mr. Newlln from a boy, had seen him
grow up here, and personally he wa-
his friend. Because of a prior charge
of which Mr. Newlln was acquitted
however, the law was mandatory that
NINETY MILLION ESTIMATE
Government Estimates Total hot Offi
cial Count Delayed.
Follows Picture Suggestion.
Trvinzton. N. J., Aug. 8. Impressed
by moving pictures depicting pain-
Uoa sulfide. KOV juasou, a.
rlerk employed the method shown oi,
he screen, and was found dead in a
gas-filled room last night.
Enlisted Strength Est; t'
Washington, Aug. 8. .uer
mateR by Major Wood, chief of statf
the enlisted strength of the army for
the coming year, was placed at 87,000.
Washington, Aug. 8. The census
officials' estimate of the population of
the United states at ninety millions.
Three hundred clerks, are working,
hut the totals will not be given out
officially until October. ' '
Union's Mayor Here.
Wright, mayor of Union, and
the prominent men of th.
PROMINENT SPOKANE MAN SHOT
Man With Whom He Has Been Living
Suddenly Turns C.nn on Friend
Spokane, Aug. 8. Cv'H. Sawyer, a
prominent resident and president of
the Washington' Furniture Company,
was this morning shot three times by
Richard Traul, a civil war veteran
Thinking he had killed Sawyer, Traul
shot himself through the heart, dying
Instantly. The cause Is unknown, but
It is believed Traul was insane.
Following the lnque? held at the
farm this morning, Jess Parker, the
assaulter, was rearrested. He was re
leased on ball Satuday, but the charge
is murder in the first degree, and the
young man will be arraigned this
evening, waiving examination, before
Justice of the Peace Dwlght Barnes.
and either be held without ball or re
leased on a ball, which will be greatly
in excess of the $10,000 on which he
was released Saturday. ;
LAWYERS GO TO PRISOH
moore, his son and barrett,
Remanded to jail.
After Enjoying Liberty for a
Days are Sent to Prison.
San Francisco, Aug. 8 A. A. Moore.
his son Stanley, and J. J. Barrett, at
torneys for Patrick Calhoun, were re-
the second charge should carry a fine . manded to the custody of the sheriff
and Jail sentence. The court sus
pended the! Jail sentence willingly
with the understanding as above sta
ted.; . .
Only a, few were present to hear
Lost Belt FHd.
by Judge Lawler of the superior
court, to serve a five-day sentence for
contempt of court This sentence was
Imposed Wednesday, when, in spite of
the court's warning, they persisted In
arguing a motion- made by them for
dismissal of indictments, pending
against Calhoun, charging him with
San Francisco, Aug. 8. Hidden for j attempting to nrioe memoers .or wa
six months in a corner of a baggae j boodle board of suj rvisors.
room at the St. Francis hotel, while a j One after another the attorneys
score of sleuths searched, the dla- j sought to argue with the court, and hi
mond-studded championship belt of; turn were adjudged guilty of con-
Stanley Ketchel, hag been found.
j tempt. Lawler suspended sentence
; until morning to give the attorneys an
; opportunity of appeal. They previous
ly announced that they would not at-
,1-ande Rondn valley, is in the c.'tv
today on fr.is'nees. Mr.. Wright V.-;
Just recovered from an t'.'.ness. ;c9.
Promise TMt to China.
Pekin. Aug. 8. According to
Sawver haa lived at Traul's home Prime Tsal Tao.-.who met Roosevelt , tempt to ngnt me courts juagmen.
for two years. His condition Is ser- in London, the Colonel has promised ! and would enjoy "going to Jail In such,
to visit China.