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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON. FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 16-1910.
I Pill IN
C0 AST MILITIA TO . BE MADE
jn;CH STRONGER AT EX.
PENSE OF THE ARMY.
IFfflS ARE IliEFFICIOIT
Fortifications on Pacific Coast are Ob
0lete In Style and jansl w Keor
janlted General Army to be DIs.
placed by the Militia IrPIaa Wood
Blames the Regular Army umeers.
Washington, Sept 16 A gigantic
scheme for an entlr reorganization
of the Pacific coast from fortifications
to national guard Is being considered
by the general stall of the , United
States army. Startling disclosure of
lack of preparation for defense, are
expected in response to' resolutions
which Congressman McCachlan . of
California Introduced, 4 - v
General Wood, chief of staff, lays
the blame for what Is termed depor
ible condition, on lack of competent
rmy officers. The situation ' ot the
regular army Is bad, but in the na
tional guard it Is worse, Bald the
general. It is' planned Ho begin the
reorganization by making the na
tional guard more effective. Resolu
tions declares the entire coast to the
Rockie Is. .virtually defenseless and
that such'defenses as are In existence
ire almost of an obsolete type. '
Yonng Girl Attacked. ' ,
Newklrk, Okla., Sept. 16 An entire
district Is aroused and posses are
searching for an unidentified man
who attacked Alice Shepherd, aged .13,
after he had beaten the girl's father
and young brother unconscious with
a heavy club. The child's screams
brought help but the assailant escap
ed. The men are in a critical condi
tion and It is believed they 'are fat
ally hurt. The child's condition is ser
ious, it is believed there will be a
lynching If the man Is caught. ...
Big Reward Offered.
Seattle, Sept. 16 The Alaska Paci
fic Express company expected to offer
910,000 reward for the arrest of rob
hava nU . - T AAA I T J V..l1fnl
ywo nuu eiuie J(,uuu 111 guiu uuuiuui
part of the $170,000 shipment, from
Fairbanks to Seattle, which was mis
ed when the steamer Humbolt arrlv
ed here. In addition to . this theft,
"early $20,000 was stolen from regis
tered pouches aboard the ship. A score
of federal agents and PInkertons are
working on the mystery and Canadian
mounted Northwest Police at Dawson
In Yukon, have been called upon
Fitzgerald in More Trouble.
Chicago, Sept.' 16 In spite of
ttatement of two members of , the
grand jury that no such action . was
Men. It is asserted today that anoth
r indictment against George Fitz
temld, former assorting teller of the
sub-treasury, has been Issued. Fitz
ttrald Is accused of the theft of $170,-
WO from the treasury three years ago,
L reported Fitzgerald dined at
csf last night with a oman in a
PnrPle hobble Bkirt. According to cur-
"it rumor she Is employed as a de
fective by the government and is try
B to get Fitzgerald to talk concern
the case against him. "That story
a simply cooked up by some one tcj
"fore me," said Fitzgerald when ask
1 about it. -V
institution WIU Be Drafted Tonight
w at Subsequent Meeting. ' '
Taxpayers to th nnmtior nf ahout
I twenty met this afternoon to take the
5'rel!minary steps in formation of a
meeting and the essence of the
constitution and 'by-laws which, will
be adopted, are said to be such as will
curtail certain expenses and aid the
county administration. The league will
likely volunteer to aid In the im
provement of county roads but on the
other hand will recommend -curtailing
of expenses In other departments.
The meeting was enUrely preliminary.
At 3:30 a motion was put to name a
committee to draft the by-laws and a
permanent organization will be effect
ed late this evening or at a subse
quent meeting. s
BACK FROM CIJESNIMINTS.
Two Antomeblle Parties Enter Iso
lated Sections of Wallowa County.
, Having penetrated the Chesnimlnus
of Wallowa county, S. D. Crowe, Fred
Henney, Ed. Myerslck and Press Lew
la, constituting two automobile par
ties, returned last evening from a
four day outing that took them where
the smell of gasoline was a novelty.
They crossed the devil's gulch at the
gateway to the Chesnimlnus' country
and took a trip Into the interior from
there. In many ways it was a blazing
trip for few If. any automobiles have
ever entered there before.' " .;
The men tound' plenty of grouse and
Incidentally enjoyed yanking at Jos
eph Lake which they also included in
their intlnerary. - .
RECIPROCITY SOT WANTED
Would Do That Nation No Good Says
Victoria, B. C, Sept, 16 "If they
think prosperity of Canada would be
retarded by reciprocity with the Un
ited States, especially If that policy
extended to manufactured articles,"
said Sir Mack Bowell, for 13 years a
member of Canada's cabinet today.
"they are mistaken." He said
the time for- reciprocity with : the
United States Is past now that the
country Is getting on Its feet. He said,
"You will remember how in 1864 Un
ited States repealed the reciprocity
treaty with Canada. She believed then
tnat Canada was unable to find a
place for her trade and would seek
annexationThe United States repeal
ed, reciprocity treaty and is willing to
make concessions now. Why, because
her politicians recognize that the United-States
is rapidly exhauslng her
resources and they must fall back on
Canada for raw material
If the reciprocity agreement Is sign
ed what good would it do Canada?
Our raw materials will be shipped to
the United States and manufactured
there and then,returned to us. What
would labor and capital expended
there do to us 7 None." , ' .
BIG LUMBERMAN HERE.
Millionaire Lumbermen of Wisconsin
'Transacting Business Here. ,
A. H. Stange, owner, of tthe largest
door and sash factory in the world,
and a millionaire lumberman of Mer
ril, Wis., Is In the city today with his
secretary, looking after timber mat
ters. Mr. Stange is credited with be
Inge of the most prominent lum
bermen of the United States. .
ANOTHER STORY LIKELY.
That a second story Is to be added
to the new Lewis garage building and
that the La Grande band is to lease
the additional space for a period of
two years . and , Incidentally' provide
auditorium facilities, is the outlook
for the future of the new building
now under construction on Washing
ton street The plan Is being serious
ly considered today and In all pro
bability the thing will materialize.
This would not only give enhance
ment to the property on that street
as two story buildings are scarce In
that section of the city, but the band
would be given facilities which at
this time is lacking. "
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I IE BITE DESGHIPTIOnS
IS BELIEF GIIGED
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PERSISTENTLY REFUSES TO DIS
CUSS THE SITUATION PUB.
TfiFT PliflS ' I EXIT
Rooserelt aid to be After Nomination
and Taft Is aid to be Ready to Step
oat Gracefully Confided to Friend
Recently Thai He Had No Intention
. of Seeking the Renomlnatlon In
1912. " . ;
New York, Sept 16 Colonel Roose
velt today resumed his editorial du
ties. He was, willing to discuss any
thing but the report that .Taft wont
run again" if the Colonel decides to
run for the presidency' again. It Is
generally believed Roosevelt will run
and that Taft Is paving the ,way for a
graceful exit at the'close of his term.
: Taft Still Silent.
Beverly, ' Sept. 16 Concerning the
reports that Taft would not seek the
renomlnatlon, Taft's secretary, Nor
ton, today refused to Issue any state
ment, despite the requests of scores
ot newspaper men.
.' , Taft Makes Prediction.
New York, Sept. 16 President Taft
is not hlnklng of 'the 1912 campaign
and probably does not desire a second
nomination, according to the New
York Times today. The Times prints
a special dllspatch in 'which, Taft is
quoted as having said to a friend rec
ently. "I am , not thinking of 1912. In
fact, don't know that I desire renoml
natlon. From the way things are drift
ing it maybe tjiat no republican can be
elected, save 6nly one." .
The Times continues saying the
president sayings were repeatd until
his attitude is common property. The
Times says : "The chief Idea of the
president Is to fulfill the party pledges
and he kept studied silence onUhe po
litical topnics. It is no secret that he
is much discouraged. Rioosevelt Is
of course undoubtedly annoying to him
ahs has the triumph of the insurgents,
and the refusal of sonfe republican
conventions to endorse his. admlnls
To Race Oter Rapids.
Buffalo, N. Y., Sept 16. In tiny
power boats racing through tumul
tuous "waters at" the rate of & mile, a
minute, several men will dare death
tomorrow In an attempt to pass
thfough the Whirlpool Rapids of Niag
ara Falls. The contest 'will be the
most novel, and probably the most
dangerous, ever arranged for small
craft. The winner will get $1,000 In
cash and a $500 cup. It will be a great
piece of luck if some of the contestants
do not lose their boats, and the possi
bility of a1 fatal termination of the
race for. some of the daring entrants
Is by no means remote.
The course of the race is froih the
Maid of the Mist landing jut below
the falls,, extending down the rapids
for about five miles, between danger
ous rocks and eddies of terrlhle force,
to'Lewlston. The speed attained by
the boats will be greatly accelerated
b7 the current and the little craft will
require the most, skillful handling to
escape disaster. In order that it may
not be a drifting match each boat will
be required to retrace the course up
stream from Lewlston, so that It may
be definitely .proved that the boat's
power is in working shape. i.
Latter Day Saln)s Meet.
; Seattle, Sept 16 The annual con
forence of the church of Latter Day
Saints,, not connected with the Salt
Lake Mormons, opened here ; today,
and continues for ten .days. Bishops
and elders from Idaho and several
western states are In attendance.
GOVERNMENT ISSUES NEW NO
TICE RELATIVE TO THE
rnini r nrninnnvr
Notices Sent Oat by the Government
Wrony Error Discovered la Time
to Gite Public Snfilclent Notice of
Changes In Time to File New De
scrlptions Complied and Published
- . Today, -v v.; - -
1 Radical changes and eliminations
have been made by "the department of
the Interior relating to the land de
scrlptions In the Wallowa opening,
November 22, and the notices previous
ly sent out by the land office depart
ment describing the, lands available to
be filed upon, are wrong and correc;
tiona have been ordered. The changes
make all information formerly sent out
by the land office department and pri
vate concerns null and void and the
newv description Includes less land
than the original ones. '
The changes were necessitated when
it was found that the state had ap
plied for a portion of the land in the
original tract under the 1909 Carey
Act This application was made prior
to the time the land office department
set aside the tracts In Wallowacounty
for filing October 21; but the govern
ment evidently did not find it out until
The Observer has not computed ex
actly how much has been eliminated
from the original descriptions, but the
new descriptions are appended here
with. The hew notices are Important
as the originals were of course Inac
curate, and hundreds of persons have
consequently been inadvertently mis
informed. The Inaccuracies will merely
mean Inconvenience In some instances
for the time for filing Is still a month
hence and the applicants can gain the
amended information In plenty of time
to allow accurate information to be
placed In their hands before the actual
date of filing.
- The new official description com
piled by the land office department fol
low: ; V
In T. 5 R. 27, W 1-2 Sec. 14 and Sec.
15; . In T. 10 R. 27. Sees. 6, 7, 8, 17 to
22, Inclusive, 27 to 34, inclusive; all
T. 11, R. 27; In T. 12, R. 27, Sees. 1 to
5, inclusive, E 1-2 and NW 1-4 Sec. 6,
NE 1-4 Sec. 8; In T. 10. R. 28, W 1-2
Sec. 15, Sees. 21 and 22, W. l-2.ec. 2a
and 26, Sees. 27, 28, 33 to 36, Inclusive,'
In T. 11. R. 28, Sees. 7, 18, 19, 30, 31,
.32 and SW 1-4 Sec. 33; in T. 12, R.
28, Sees. 4, 5, 6, N 1-2 Sec. 8, Sec. 9;
in T. 10, R. 31, Sees. 1,2, and 5; In T.
10 S., R. 32, W 1-2 W 1-2 Sec. 4, Sec.
5 and N 1-2 Sec. 6; In T. 4, R. 32. Sees.
18, 19, 20; in T. 6. R. 42. W 1-2 Sec. 29,
all Sees. 30, 31, and W 1-2 pec. 32;
In T. 7. R. 42. Sec 6, N 1-2, SE 1-4,
E 1-2 SW 1-4 Sec. 6, E 1-2, SW 1-4 E
1-2 NW 1-4, SW 1-4 NW 1-4, SecT 7.
Sec. 8. W 1-2 Sec. 16, Sec. 17, N 1-2,
N 1-2 SE 1-4, SE 1-4 SE 1-4, N 1-2
SW 1-4, SE 1-4 SW 1-4 Sec. 18. NE
1-4 NE 1-4 Sec. 19, N 1-2, N 1-2 SE
1-4, . N 1-2 SW 1-4 Sec. 20", N 1-2,
SE 1-4, N 1-2 SW 1-4 and SE 1-4 SW
1-4 Sec. 21, S 1-2 Sees. 22 and 23,
E V2 SW 1-4. SW 1-4 SW l-4,Sec. 24,
S 1-2 NE 1-4, SE 1-4 and E 1-2 SW 1-4,
Sec. 25. S 1-2 NE 1-4. N 1-2 SE 1-4. E
1-2 NW 1-4 and N 1-2 SW 1-4 Sec. 26
N 1-2. N 1-2 SE 1-4 and W 1-2 SW 1-4
Sec. 27; in T. 7, R. 43, W 1-2 Sec. 28,
E 1-2 Sec. 29, N 1-2 SE 1-4, SW 1
SE 1-4, S 1-2 NW 1-4 and SW 1-4 Sec,
30, SE 1-4 NW 1-4 and W 1-2 NW 1
Sec. 31, E 1-2 Sec. 32, Sees. 33 and 4;
ir. T. 8, R; 44, W. 1-2 Sec. 6, Sec t
and S 1-2 Sec. 8; in T. 7, R. 45. S 1-2
NE 1-4, SE I- and W 1-2 Sec. 23, SW
1-4 NE 1-4, SE 1-4, S 1-2 NW 1-4 and
SW 1-4 Sec. 24, all Sees. 25 and 26, SE
1-4 SE 1-4 Sec! 27; E 1-2 E 1-2 Sec. 34,
all Sees: 35 and 36; In T. 8, R. 45, Sec.
and NE 1-4 NV 1-4 Sec. 2,
N 1-2 SE 1-4. SE 1-4 SE 1-4
-2 MV 1-4 Sec. 12. E 1-2 E 1-2
Sec. 13, Sees 18 to 21, inclusive. Sees.
25 to 36 inclusive; in T. 7, R.'46, S 1-2
Sec. 19, all Sees. 25 and 26, S 1-2 Sees.
27. 28 and 29. Sees. 30 to 36, Inclusive;
In T. 1, R. 47. Sees. 1 to 10, inclusive,
Sees. 16 to 21, Inclusive, Sees 28 to 33,
Inclusive; In T. 2, R. 47, W 1-2 Sec, 5,
Sees. 6 and '7, W 1-2 See. I, Uec, J4
to 22, Inclusive, gcca,,S8, and 30;
In T. 7, R. 47, Sees. 25 to 36, Inclusive;
all South and east; all T. 3, R. 42; In
T. 4. R. 42. Sees. 1, 2, 3. 4, E 1-2 Sec.
5, Sees 7 to 36, Inclusive; in T, 4, R.
43, Sees 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11; in
T. 1, a 45, Seca. 1 and 2 and S 1-2
Sec. 3; in T. 2, R. 45, Sees. 25, 26, 85 and
36; In T. 1, R. 46, Sees. 1 to 6, Inclu
sive; in T. 2. R. 46, Sees. 2, 3, 4, 5, 8,
to 36. Inclusive; In T. 3, R. 46, S 1-2
Sees 32, 33, 34 and 35; In T. 6, R. 46.
Sees. 1 to 12, Inclusive; In T. 6, R. 46,
Sees. 19 to 28, inclusive. Sees. 31 to
36, Inclusive; In T. 1, R, 47, Sees 4, 5,
yand 6; in T. 2. R. 47, Sees 7 and 8, S
1-2" Sec. 9, Seca 16 to 21, inclusive,
Sees. 28 to 33, inclusive; S 1-2 of frac
tional T. s. n. 47? in t 1. n. 4 w 1.2
Seca 10 and 15. Sees. 16, 17, am! 18;
In T. 2, R. 48, S 1-2 Sec. 16, it and 18.
Sees 19, 20 and 21, W 1-2 Sec. 27, Sees.
28 to 33, inclusive, and W 1-2 Sec! 34;
all fractional T, 6, R. 48; all north and
east Wliliamotte Meridian, t I ; I C
TWO PARTIES BELIEVED
Robbery Take Place oa Highway Near
Oregon City Last Night.
Portland, Sept 16 Two masked
bandits held up and robbed two auto
mobile parties just outside Oregon
City last night on the highway lead
Ing to Portland and secured loot worth
several ' hundred dollars and disap
peared so effectually that the police
have no clew as to their Identity to
day. A. W. Cheney and family of six
were the first victims. The robbers
placed a huge plank across the road
When the machine stopped the rob
bers leaped out of the bushes. Cheney
surrendered while the robbers took a
few dollars from his wife, her dla
monds, rings and a watch valued at
John Gibson and his wife were the
next. They stopped at the same place.
Gibson relinquished a valuable watch
and money, and his wife her diamond
rings and ear rings .valued at $450
They then ordered them to proceed
. Bryan Scores Roosevelt
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 16 Bryan In
the Commoner today says that while
some persons may question, the good
taste of Roosevelt to sit at a table
with Lorimer at the recent' Chicago
banquet, this phase was an Incident
probably will be overlooked because
of the dlBtlnct public service the Col
onel rendered when he emphasized the
fact that 'men profiting publicly by
bribery are "unfit for the society of
honest men." The Commoner scores
Theodore Roosevelt for not taking
more prominent part In the campaign
for LaFollette's renomlnatlon,
JURY IS DELIBERATING.
Case Given to Jnry About Noon and
Jurors Still Secluded.
At 3:30 this afternoon the Jury In
the third Townsend case Is still de
liberating. Arguments' in the case
were heard this morning and the case
went to the Jury during the forenoon.
Londermllk Denies Story.
Mr. Loudermllk, the homesteader In
the case at Union, In which a decis
ion was handed down yesterday, to
day denied that he took "peaceable
possession In the dead of night," as
The Observer's story credited him
with. He says he moved on In the daytime.
CANNON RENOMINATED BUT HIS
MAJORITY IS MATERIALLY
BOGiVuE ALSO SUCCESSFUL
Insurgents Carry Three Congressional
Districts in Illinois Yesterday Ac
, cording to Latest Returns Fro mthe
Primaries la Illinois Tweaty.one
' Democrats Named.
Chicago, Sept. 16 Twenty-one of
the thirty-one democrats who voted
for Lorimer, a republican, for' United
States senator, have been nominated
for seats in, the Illinois legislature,
according to the' latest .returns today
from the primaries. Among them are
Lee O'Nell Browne, recently acquitted
on a charge of legislative bribery.
Senator John Broder(ck,. Robert Wil
son, representative Shepard, the lat
ter three, It Is alleged were also
connected with bribery In the legisla
ture. Insurgents carried three con
gressional districts, the ninth, elev
enth and thirteenth.
Cannon wa renominated, but hla
plurality was reduced. '
Girl Arrested For Theft '
Louis vllle Sept' 16 Miss Gladys
Morgan of Chicago, was arrested here
today.; charged with stealing.J20.000.''
u is aueged tne victim Is a Chicago
merchant, whose name is withheld.
Balllnger Is Morose.
Spokane, Sept. 16 Balllnger was
Interviewed here today while enroute
to Washington to ajttend the first cab
inet meeting, and said he had nothing
to say regarding politics or the recent
outccyne In the Washington state pri
maries. Likewise he refused to talk
concerning the president's sudden
cnange in attitude in giving back
patronage to Insurgents, thereby rec
ognizing them as part of the party.
Crlppen Seems Entirely Safe.
London, Sept 16 Witnesses for -
the Crown, Doctors W. W. Wilcox and
B. Splltbury, administered another
blow to the case against Ciippen to
c"ay when they testified they couldn't
determine the sex of the lime eaten
body found In the basement of the
Crlppen home. Wilson said he found
traces of poison and hyoscin, which
he Bald caused death. Mme. Leneve
and Crlppen are both pleased. Crlp
pen smiled when the physicians were
testifying. Because the prisoners are
now allowed to talk together it Is gen
erally believed the Crown feels that
the case is falling.' Wilcox-admitted
It Is Impossible to tell' how long the ;
body had been in the basement and
also testified he found powder contain
ing hyoscin and arsenic In the base
ment which undoubtedly had been
used by morgue officials.
Spokane, Sept. 16 More proof of
Roosevelt's Interest in the welfare of
Polndexter, the progressive republl-'
can nominee for the .United States
senate Is indicated today by a tele-'
gram Polndexter received - last night
It says, "New York Thanks for your
telegram. Pray accept my hearty con- ;
gratulatlons. I assume as a matter of
course , that the decision at the pri
maries .will be accepted as binding."
(Signed) Theodore Roosevelt. '.
KENNEDY CASE ON.
llrlch Lories Case Will Follow
Kennedy Case in Court
Following the retirement of the
Jury In the Townsend case today the
circuit court took up the case of Dell
Kennedy, an employe of L. Remmll
ard. Mr. Kennedy's case will be fol
lowed by that of Ulrlch Lottes. ; ,