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LA URANDfS, tjtf KM CJOlMl OKEUOK TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 1910.
i COLORADO FOR
URGES AKJZONA AND MEXICO TO
MAKE CONSTITUTION EASY
SPEACHES ALL BRIEF ONES
Has Praise for Western Fire Fighters
Hurries Through Colorado Mak
ing a Few Whirlwind Speeches en-
I 1 Koul
Route Lays Corner Stone at Pueblo
teaks for Justice to Corporations
Pueblo, Auf. 20. Roosevelt paid a
flying visit to I v ' today and laid
the corner stone at t ie V. M. C. A. and
then departed for Osawattorale, Kas.,
where he arrives tomorrow night. He
left Denver at eight, and arrived here
about noon. He talked very briefly
at the corner stone ceremonies and
then viewed the city In an automo
bile. , ;
Roosevelt said New Meico and Ari
zona should so construct their consti
tutions that they may easily amend
them when they find things working
badly. Both states are strong for ir
on bound constitutions. He praised the
work of the to.est service' In the re
cent fires in the Northwest.
"I wish I could go to New Mexico
and Arizona," Bald Roosevelt, "but the
nearest point I can reach is here.
There is one point on which I would
like to advise them and that Is to make
their constitution easy of amendment.
Experience shows that not only doc
trines but designing corporation attor
neys often put into the constitutions
matters not thoroughly understood by
the people at the time."
At Colorado Springs Roosevelt said
lie believed in Justice, to corporations,
and believed their' rights should be
protected. He said he would do ev
erything to take corporations out of
MANY VOTERS HAVE EXPRESSED
THEIR WISHES IN MATTER.
8 ' P
Will Church Refuses to Listen to
Boom 'for Legislature.
Will the friends of W. J. Church
succeed in drafting him for represen
tative from Union county?
This question is about the most im
portant in political circles today, and
the many friends of Church Insist
that he must run while he will not
listen, or even heed their reyarks. To
analyze the situation it Is plain to
bp seen that Will Church has no am
bition to ha a momW if iia IntxrAr
. .w V .UVU1WU. W V i. VJ .v.. w
Chouse in the state Hglslature. But on
the other hand, Union county de
mands a representative who is con
nected with the business interests of
the county, who knows what is going
n and what Is needed in this part of
the state. .Church is well fitted for
the place and would make a good rep
resentative. Tie is not a politician,
does not care for .the game and the
. place and prestige do not In. any sense
strike a -rejnonsive cord In his niake-
However, the business circles of
1 nion county are not considering Mr.
Church's personal desires as they are
trying to get a man In the race whom
they know will work for this county
ard be a safe legislator In Rtate af
fairs. The branch asylum Is to be 1-
d tf the bill carries at the gener-
, FOR CHURCH
ai election, and then Union county
will need all the strength she can
muster for it will be a Btrenuous
fight between Pendleton, Union coun
ty and Baker City. The location of
this one institution will mean a big
thing and Union county wants It.
There is much argument in favor of
this locality and with a man like Mr.
Church in the house there would
doubtless be a strong fight made.
And this Is only one of the many
things that are coming up In the next
legislature which requires the Judg
ment and attention of the legislators.
Through all the argument so far ad
vanced Mr, Church turns a deaf ear
and will not be interested. If he runs
It will be a case 6"f drafting him into
the service by his friends.
J. M. WILL WINS SUIT.
Court Denies Motion for New Trial
in Damage Suit. .
Circuit Judge Knowles this after
noon overruled a motion for a new
trial in the case of J. M. Wills
against me faimer.Uimoer company.
The "case was brought to the circuit
court-by Wills, who was suing for
damage money on account of persona?
injuries alleged to have been sustain
ed. He was given a verdict in. his
favor, stipulating that $1200 be paid
to him. The lumber company made a
motion for a new trial but the motion
was overruled today.
VILLAGE OUT FROM, SEATTLE IS
General . Conditions Through North
west eBtter with One Exception.
Seattle, Aug. 30. Renewed forest
fores In the Snoqualmie district en
tirely surrounds the town of Preston.
It is a great probability that the town
will go. A stubborn fight is being
made. Otherwise the fires are gener
ally under control. -Two
Fires in Dakota.
Deadwood, S. D., Aug. 30 Two fires
today threaten seriously, the black
Hills forest reserve .
Better at Medofrd.
Medford, Aug. 30. A general Im
provement in the fires exists today.
Forest Fires Saved.
Lew is ton, Ida., Aug. 30.Two or three
parties of fire fighters surrounded by
fire In the Clearwater reserve, were
rescued this morning, and a, third, par
ty will probably ( btj reached today,
Telephone reports from the relief par
ty said they were 'within three miles
of the marooned men. The general
conditions are improved. Rain fell
last night at Kooskla, and there are
four Inches of snow In the mountains
which will soon subdue the flames.
NO GRAND JURY REPORT
Jurors in Session But No Reports
, Have Not Been Made Lately'
The grand Jury commenced Its de
liberations this morning when Fore
man Townley returned from Portland.
At a late hour this afternoon, 4 oclock
to be exact, the Jurors had no reports.
Countess' Son Wanted.
Seattle. Aug. 30. Detectives today
are scouring Seattle for a trace of Olaf
Holsteln, alleged to be the son of
Countess Holsteln of Denmark. He
is 2 years of age and came to this
country four years ago, and lived at
Seattle under the assumed name of
jBert Suhr. The Danish government
j is searching for him, as his mother
is dying at Denmark.
Earthquake In Italy.
Regglo. Italy, Aug. 30. A .severe
earthquake was felt today In Southern
Italy. It terrorized the people but did
CIRL TIRES OF IflSUOGEIGIS
llRAUTf I TAFT PRAISE
Iff CITIES I FOR IRK
GIRL OF CULTURE AND REFINE
MENT SHOOTS HERSELF IN
ASTOR HOTEL TODAY
TEEM WITH CRIME
Unable to Lire an Honorable Life I n
known New York Girl Prefers to
Die Bullet Deflected However and
Vital Spot Is Missed Hated Insln.
cerlty and "Sordines aud Immoral-
: New York, Aug. 30. An unidentified
young woman, whose features denoted
refinement and good breeding, entered
the ladle' parlor of the Astor Hotel,
and in the presence of her maid, shot
herself. Now she Is dangerously ill
at the Flower Hospital. The bullet
struck a rib and deflected from the
Leaves Pathetic Note.
She left three notes, one to hei
mother and to her sister Blanche, lu
the letter to her mother she said her
life was a failure.
She said it was deplorable that a
girl could not get along in New York
honorably; that she hated Insincerity,
sordidness and disallusionments of
New York life. She Bald she could
have succeeded had she acceded to
the wishes of the wealthy men. She
said she met many cultivated and
wealthy men, but never any moral
A number of persons, actors and
actresses mostly, visited the hotel
this afternoon, but were not allowed
to enter. After much questioning she
said her name was Cole, but refuesd
to talk of her relatives.
King Alfonso Scored.
Barcelona, Aug. 20 All warring ele
elements in Spain, are united In the
sentiment that Alfonso Is endanger
ing his throne by remaining absent
while Spain is passing through its
critical stage. All, clericals especial
ly, are severely criticising him.
TRAFFIC IS ENORMOUS.
Passengers Turned Away From Night
Train and Hotels Fill Up.
Passenger traffic .is enormous, hi
both directions, but especially east
bound. Local passenger trains run
through La Grande with capacity
loads and last night passengers Wer6
turned away from the train. The lo
cal hotels were crowded last night,
some of them to the limit. No one
seems to know where the crowds
come from or where they are going.
EMPLOYE SHOOTS AT OFFICIAL
Throws Explosive and Fires Bullet
But Assassin Is Killed.
St.Jaul, Minn., Aug. 30. After fir
ing five shots and hurling a pint of
nitro-glycerlne at Al Ray, chief agent
for the Great Northern railway, In his
office, Charles. Welch, a discharged
employe, was shot and killed by Ray.
Angered because he had been dismiss
ed from the service, Welch entered the
office and fired. Ray grabbed a pistol
which was on his desk and fired, and
a moment after Welch hurled the ex
plosive, which dfdn't explode.
Tornado in Dakota.
Jamestown, N.D., Aug. 30. Three
are dead and four are injured as the
result of a tornado last night in the
village of Heaton. The town Is almost
demolished. A freight car was blown
200 feet from the tracks. A relief train
Is enroute from here.
CLAIMS, HOWEVER, THAT INSUR
GENCY WAS BIG STICK BE.
Strong Fight Betweeu Two Elements
In Idaho Kansas lu Complete Con-
trol of Progressives In Republican
: Convention There Norris, the In
surgent Leader Admits Taft's Letter
McCook, Neb., Aug. 30. Admitting
that President Taft's campaign letter
Is an able document, Congressman
Norris, the insurgent leader of the
house, today declared the progressives
were really responsible for most of the
legislation, about which the President
talked. ' '.-' ., " .
"Taft's campaign statement is able,"
Baid Norris, "but It should be remem
bered that to the despised Insurgents
of the house and senate, is due credit
for all progressive legislation of the
last congresB. People should remem
ber that the Cannon-Aldrlch machine
is doing all it can to defeat those con
gressmen who made it possible for
Taft to make good most of the claims
which the letter contains." ,
. Progressives .Run Kansas.
Topeka, Kas., Aug. 30 Progressives
were absolutely In control when the
republican state platform council met
at noon today. There is a threatened
break in the ranks of the progressives
over the endorsement of the Taft ad
ministration, but it has been held, al
though the contents of the endorse
ment of Taft is not definitely deter
mined, Governor Stubbs of the Insur
gents, will be temporary chairman.
Republicans today adopted a plat
form pledging Kansas congressmen to
vote for conservative measures along
lines of "Roosevelt policies aa against
policies laid down by. those beside the
worn-out doctrine of state's rights."
The Payne-Aldrich law Is declared de
clared unsatisfactory and a violation
of the party pledges.
Dry Issue In Boise.
Bolsefi, Aug. 30. The first Idaho
primary is being held today with fully
25 per cent of the voters registered.
Voting is reported fair throughout the
state up till noon.
Congressman Hamer, and Ex-Congressman
French afe after the nom
ination with the progressive principals
M Issue, The state lssu$ iff whether
tthe state goea wet or dry, J. 1 1. Haw--ley
of Boise, and John Rice of Cald
well, head the democratic ticket. Rice
Is a dry candidate.
Governor Brady, Paul Claghton. Geo
Fetcher of Boise, and B. F. O'Neill or
Wallace, are republican gubernatorial
aspirants. The latter two are sup
ported by the wets.
PREPARING FOR WAR.
Koreans Will Not Buckle Down to
Japanese Rule In Korea. '
Honolulu, Aug. 30. A company of
4,000 Koreans, armed and drilled, are
preparing to leave Hawaii for Korea
to fight the Japanese, according to In
formation secured here today. All
memberB are of an anti-Jap society,
organled for the purpose of stopping
Japanese rule In the Hermit king
doms. Spain Has Uprising. . .
Bildoa, Spain. Aug. 30. The sltua
tion throughout Spain resulting Trofn
the general strike i worse today.
The shipping to many harbors Is tied
up and thousands are Idle. Tlje strik
en) today fired upon the troops eut
here to preserve order. Additional (
outbreaks are predicted.
Apple Packing Contest.
Spokane, Wash., Aug. 30. Expert
apple packers in California, Washing
ton, Oregon Utah Idaho, New Mexico,
Montana and Colorado, which states
comprise the big apple group, will
have an opportunity this year to as
certain which man or woman among
them is entitled to championship
honors. However, the contest an
nounced for November 16 at the third
National Apple Bhow In Spokane, Nov
ember 14 to 19, is free and open to
the world, and there is no limit to the
number of entries. The diagonal pack
will be used.
Ben H. Rice, secretary and manager
of the exposition, announces that tV
winner will receive $100 in gold and
a specially designed and engraved me
dallion watch charm, presented by E
J. Hyde of' Spokane, the second antf
third prizes being $r0 and $23 in gold,
respectively. A. P. llateham of Mrs
ler, Ore., who was chief Judge of
packlrig at the second show has been
appointed principal Judge of the con
test and will select, his assistants.
' Law's Delay Discussed
Chattanooga. Tenn., . Aug. 34. Tlje
thirty-third annual convention of the
American bar association . convened
here today. It is expected that radical
eforms in Judicial procedure will be
recommended. Plains to avert the
Jaw's delays will receive special con
sideration. DISPUTE OVER SCHOOL SITE AT
UNION GOES TO COURT
Injunction Served and Razing of Old
Building Is Temporarily Stayed
Union Is holding a heated debate
over its new high school. The ques
tion came to a climax last evening
when an injunction was served on the
school directors there restraining the
board from having the building known
ns the old court house, and which with
the site, was recently purchased from
the county court, torn down, and a
new high school buift on the site. The
injunction was Issued oil the strength
of a petition carrying 100 signatures,
all of them prominent business men
and taxpayers of Union.
The question disputed is where the
new building is to be located. The
school board prefers to build the
structure on the court house Bite, but
the taxpayers seem to prefer a loca
tion which they say Is more centrally
located and what Is more Important,
is roomy and will provide better facil
ities. They argue that the court
house grounds are too small for the,
purpose and that the building Is too
valuable to bo razed.
The Injunction will be argued at a
RUSHING SCHOOL BUILDING
New Material Arrives and Work is
Progressing at Satisfactory Speed
Splendid progress is noticeable on
the new building to be used for high
school purposes. Material Is arriving
and the workmen afe rushing con
struction. While the building will not
bo completed by the time school op
ens, it Is presumed that the delay
will not be an extended one.
"DUTCH VISITS LA GRANDE
.Makes Arrangements to Have Back-Filling-
Done on Beaver Creek
W. A. Dutch, the American Light &
Power company superintendent who
supervised the construction ' of : the
Reaver creek line last winter, was in
the city yesterday. He made provls-j
Ions to have the back-filling cared for
where snow and frost prevented It last
winter, and where It was Improperly
done at that time.
Mr. Dutch's company Is commencing
a contract at Vale and he left for that
place last evening. ',
SCHOOL BOARD IS
CLAIMS TO HAVE BEEN DONE IN
ACCIDENTAL MANNER BUT
Two Deputies Who Were Near Claim
Not to Have Seen the Fatal Accl-
' dent Death Follows a Few Hours
After the Accldeut Said to Have
'Been. ..Comparing ..Weapons , When.;
'Gnn'wa Discharged. --;--- r
San Francisco, Aug. 30. Deputy
Sheriff Walter Bryant Was shot and
probably fatally hurt this morning by
County Jailer James Hopkins. Two
deputy sheriff who accompanied the
men, profess not to have Been the
shooting. According to the story both
told, they quarreled over the treat
ment of a prisoner in a remote part
of the Ferry building. When he re- :
turned from Oakland, Hopkins was ar
rested, pending the outcome of the
Bryant died later today. Before his
death he exonerated HopklnB, w.ho col
lapsed in the Jail when he heard his
friend was dead. Hopkins said he ac
cidentally discharged his gun while
Bhowlng it to Bryant, and that Bryant
had drawn his to compare the wea
pons. - ;; : .cy:- .. '"
Religion Cause of Worry.
LIbson, Aug, 30. Premier Soua to
day ordered a vigorous Investigation
of the religious orders in Portugal.
It la freely predicted that the foreign
orders be expelled from the country.
The belief is expressed that Spain and
Portugal reached a secret understand
ing, and that they have combined to
break the power of the Vatican on the
peninsula. Business interests in Por
tugal particularly are active against
WIFE SEEKS DIVORCE WITH
Can't Help If Women Land Bujers
Like Their Agent and Write
New York, Aug. 30. "Ah, my wife
Is going back on the Btage; she wants
advertising," commented Roscoe San
born of Brooklyn today, when told hU
wife had threatened to file a suit for
a divorce with fifty co-respondents
Sanborn then said, he was not blam
able If women to whom he sold real
estate, liked him.- All the letters she
produced from different maids , ha
said, were letters from customer,
whom he "had to Jolly." He said "I
can't be blamed If women are fools
enough to write such letters as my
wife found." v
CZAR RUMORED KILLED. .
Reports Set Flurry Afloat in New
York Wall Street-Report Denied
New York. Aug. 30. It was rumored
on the stock exchange today that Czar
Nichols of Russia, had been assassina
ted, it 'created much excitement for a
time, but later a dispatch from Berlin
said the Czar and Czarina arrived at
Fi ledsburg. for a several weeks stay.
This allayed the uneasiness.
It is believed the rumor was started
to rufle the market.