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LA GRANDE. UNION COUNTY, OREGON. Saturday; October i. im
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LOS ANGELES TIMES
SUSPECTS ARRESTED AND INDICATIONS POINT TO CRANKS
UNION RANKS TIMES BUILDI NG HAD BEEN WARNED OF
SUCH AN INCIDENT BY LETTERS RECEITED BEFORE.
K UNION OFFiCIALSSIUUTLYDEFiY AfJY RESPONSIBILITY
Tiro of the Prominent Editors are Among the Dead. Just After Early Shift
, had left Building Explosion la Touched off With Result That Unknown
Number Meet Instant Death Police at Work Reward Offered for Ar
rest of Ferpretators Another Attempted Explosion Kipped In the Bud
by Detectives and Police Fire Br
. Los Angeles, Oct. 1 Two dead, six
teen believed to be dead, sixteen ralss
x ing and scores seriously hurt, are the
" results of an' explosion which
wrecked the Los Angeles Times build
ing early this morning. Most of the
missing worked . in the composing
room. Night editor Elder Jumped from
the second story and died in the hoB
pital today. Charles Lovelace, an edl
' torlal writer, died also. -The
explosion occured a few mln-
'utes after a half hundred employes
working on the early shift, left the
building. About 100 were In1 the
building. The explosive waa evidently
placed ' directly beneath the compos
ing room, the floor of' which was
blowp through the ceiling and work
men crushed and hurled out of the
Flames burst out almost immedi
ately and within ten minutes It was
- impossible for persons to escape. Doz-
ens leaped through the windows.
Chief of Police Galloway said today
the police have a clew. Several men
were seen running down an lalleyway
shortly before the explosion. Mayor
Q.Uexander has called a special meet
ing of the council. Managing editor
Andrews blames It to the Jabor unions,
but union leaders issued a statement
declaring the unionists could not have
done it. Two suspects were arrested.
Andrews Issued a statement saying
the Times had received many threats
that an explosion would result if it
did not stop its attacks on organized
lobor." General Harrison Gray Otis,
' representative of the Times In Mexico
Vlred this morning he would leave
immediately for this city.
The Times was published' in a
, branch office today and appeared un
der the caption, "Unionists Bombs
Wrecks Times." The. , Typographical
Union on which the Times first start
ed its warfare, announced that they
. would help in running down the crim
inals. Four 'sterotypers, members of
the Times office force are missing.
It is officially denied , that Otis is
dead. A telegram was received saying
he will reach Lob Angeles tonight.
, Otis Reported Dead.
A report reached here this morning
that Otis, of the Times, died enroute
to Los Angeles this morning as re
sult of shock sustained when he heard
of the explosion of the Times.
Another Attempt Made.
Secretary Zeehandalar, of the Mer
chants and Manufacturers asBlciatlon
reported to the police that he found
dynamite under his home. A detail of
officers rushed to the scene and found
14 sticks of jelly dynamite there. It
was connected with wires and a bat
tery to a clump of bushes' nearby. De
tectives immediately were put on the
Case. The association is a combine of
; business men fighting organized la
bor. Reward Is Offered.
The ity council approprlatetd $25,-
000 to run down the dynamiters of
the Times building, . a four story
structure, which was completely razed
by the explosion and fire. The. loss
will exceed a half million dollars.!
The Times Is owned by Otis and his
son-in-law, Harry Chandler, and 'has
for 23 years been a deadly foe to or
ganized labor. Almost daily it attempt
ed to stir up trouble with the unions,
backed by the powerful Merchants
and Manufacturers association. Late
ly it has been, particularly .virulent
on account of the coming convention
of the state federation of labor which
convenes here Monday. It is generally
believed fanatics are rsponsible.
Union Offers Reward.
San Francisco, Oct. 1 A States
Building and Trades council of the
unon organization, today offered a re
ward of $7,500 for the arrest of the Los
Angeles dynamiters. In the announce
ment It disclaims organized labor is
ELEVATOR ACCIDENT REPEATE
Several of Those Injured are in Criti
cal Condition This Afternoon.
Tacoma Oct 1 Three of the eight
persons Injured yesterday in the city
hall elevator accident are in a serious
condition today. A steel shaft broke
and the lift dropped to the basement.
This is the second time within two
months the elevator broke. The last
time Mayor Fawsett was nearly killed
, 1 .
Passengers Aboard Are in no Danger
, Says the Report.
Seattle, Oct. 1 The Alaska steam'
ship Princess Beatrice is reported
ashore in the vicinity of Seymour Nar
rows. She left Victoria last night for
Vancouver and Alaska points. Canad
Ian Pacific officials say passengers are
in no danger.
DEPARTMENT AGREES TO TRANS
FEB THE GENERAL. .
Taft and General Wood Come to an'
Agreement on Mans' Future Station.
. Portland," Oct. 1 It was learned to
day, that President Taft and General
Wood, chief of staff of the United
States army conferred yesterday and
practically decided to relieve Genera)
Maus, commander of the Department
of the Columbia, which Is Alaska and
the Northwest, and transfer Maus to
the command of the Department "of
Visayas, in the Philippines, The tim
of the transfer is not made known.
MAUS TO Li
Bomb Thrower -Demented.
Chicago, Oct. 1 The police are con
vinced that Wahlenmyer, who was
found on the porch of Mrs. Potter
Palmer is demented. The man confes
sed the bomb mystery in order to pose
as a hero. ,
Former CWrnor of Florida Succumbs
to Heart Failure.
Jacksonville, Fla.. Oct. 1 N. G Bro-wardex-governor
of Florida, and rec
ently elected to the United States sen
ate to succeed Senator Taliferro, died
suddenly here this afternoon of heart
Post Orders for Uruguay.
Washington; Oct. I-Those who "are
so anxious to send some of their spare
change to Uruguay, may now do so
with little trouble, a direct exchange
of postal money orders between the
United States and the South American
republic having been put into effect
today. , v.
Washington, Oct. 1 President 'Taft
today pardoned Thomas Kehoe, 3uhn
Coyle, Patrick Hennessey, and Edward
Boyle, the , sugar weighers Vho ' were
sentenced last January to serve a
year for defrauding the government in
Refining Co., and against Superintend-
Were the Union county fair to op-
en next Monday morning instead of
weanesaay, tne nuiwing committee
would be ready for the Initial "show.
Despite a constant downpour of rain
today a vast amount of finishing de-1
tails were attended to on the build
ing proper. .There is room galore as
the structure Is constructed slightly
different this year than last. The main
entrance is on Fifth street facing
Depot and Immediately ' within the
door is the administration office. A
short distance farther . on, where
Spring street Intersects, In the band
tent provided with seats where peo
ple can rest themselves and listen to
the band, and escape the turmoil of
Pay streak which penetrates the full
length of the show grounds. Next on
the left is the pavilion where the
fancy, exhibits are, to be housed. The
girders and rafters have been artis
tically decorated so that the show
will be held, In a place that will not
detract from the attractiveness of' the
things on exhibit. This spacious
building if filled with show benches.
Exhibit booths are arranged on
either side of the central driveway
the same as last year until Pennsyl
vania avenue is reached when 1 it
branches out westward and takes in
a partion of that avenue for stock
exhibit purposes. The entire vacant
block bounded by Fourth Pennsyl
vania. Fifth and O streets is enclosed
and is surrounded by stock pens,
dog kennels, chicken cages and live
stock exhibit pens In general. While
the center of this big space will not
be covered, all pens and cages will be
under canvas roof. This gives splen
did facilities. '
Much Interest In Apple Display.
Local o'rchardslts are taking a great
BUILDING STANDS READY FOR
OPENING OF COUNTY FAIR NEXT
SIGEL MURDERER FOUXD MAYBE.
Authorities Arrest Chinaman Who Rc.
seiubies Man Wanted in Xew York.
: Laredo, Texas.,- Oct. J A Chinese
suspected of being Leon Jng, wanted
In New York for the murder of Elsie
Slgel, the mission worker, whose
death shocked the country, was ar
rested here today. He was trying to
enter the country from Mexico. He
admits he formerly lived In New York.
, New Mexico is Counted.
Washington, Oct. 1 The census of
New Mexico la 847,396 ah Increase of
j 67 per cent ; ' ,;..,.
, Mr. Kern Has Come Back.
Indianapolis, Ind., Oct. 1 John W.
Kern, who may be remembered as the
Democratic nominee tor vice president
two years ago will open his campaign
as .democratic candidate for United
States senator at Evans ville tonight.
Mr. Kern , Is seeking the senatorial
toga now worn by Mr. Beverldge.
H GUiLTY OF
int CltkrtrTarh rt ftiA TCUHamahiirir
Sugar- docks, both of whom were con-
the sugar trust frauds. Executive
clemency was exercised because the
men testified against Charles B. Helke
the secretary of the American Sugar
deal of Interest in the $50 prize that
is going to be awarded for the best
' display of apples ,from a variety of
ten. Not alone will the winner, of
this exciting "race" secure the prize
money but the exhibits will be sent
to the National apple show at
kane and later to the National apple
Bhow at Chicago.
This large sum of money for one
prize la given to incite additional
competition in the apple exhibits that
a very best display may be secured fop
the national shows. Competent Judges
will award the prizes, which will be
real honor for among the hundreds
of carloads of apples in this valley
this year, the best prize pack will nec
essarily be an exceptionally beautiful
one '. ' .' " '
No Reductions from Premiums.
While the premium lists aver that
a percent vill (be deducted Jrom
premium moneys, it is nevertheless a
fact that the fair will pay without de
ducting percentages as is often the
case. The exhibitor's fee will be
charged but in paying the premium the
entire amount is to be forthcoming.
Ready for Bis; Wedding.
A temporary stand is to be provided
for the public wedding Wednesday
night It Is to oe erected at a point
near where the big dancing pavilion
1b to be erected, and it will give the
visitors at the fair that night an un
stinted vision of the ceremonies. A
great deal of Interest centers in the
wedding. The identity of those to be
married on that solemn occasion will
not be made known now, but all those
who attend the fair on the opening
night will get a chance to see who
the happy couple to be started over
life's tumultous journey with' a $50
cash donation, really Is."3 '"'
Eighth Prison Congress.
, Washington. Oct 1 The American
Prison congress completed Its session
today,- but most of the delegates will
remain over next week to take part
in the eighth International Prison con
gress. Preliminary sessions of ,the lat
ter organization will be held tomor
row and the real business of the con
gress will" begin Monday. Nearly half
a hundred nations are represented
among the delegates in the city to
Capps Quits Bureau.
Washington. Oct. 1 Rear Admiral
W. L. Capps today retired as chief of
the bureau of construction and repair
of the United States navy. He has not
been actively connected with the bu
reau for two months, his place having
been taken by Naval Constructor R.
M. Watt, but he has assisted in the
plans for the two new dreadnoughts
ordered by congress. ' , .v
FAJR AT NORTH YAKIMA.
Fire Works to End Exhibitions
North Yakima, Best Eter Held.
North Yaglma, Oct 1 The most suc
cessful state fair in the history of the
association closed today with a heavy
attendance. The annual conference of
school directors was held. Every coun
ty in Washington was represented. A
carnival tonight of fire works endB the
show."",; ., '';' .' ' vv'. .-y
Unprecedented Incident In Dominion
Criminal History to Take Place.
Barrle, Oct. 1 The first woman ev
er sentenced to be executed Is Mary
Dolan, who with fbomas McNulty,
were convicted of drowning their Me-
Ultimate child. Doth are to din Dor.
u McNuUy never aw tho child"; "or
touched it. The sentence Is unpreced
ented in Dominion criminal history. '
OIANGES IN TARIFFS.
Pendleton Rate Higher and Portland
. Rate Lower After This Morning.
Commencing today the fare to Pen
dleton is five cents more than it was
and the rate to Portland Is five cents
less than it was. This is in conformity
with the revised tariff books which
became effective this morning on In
trastate business. i
Filar Ructions in Spain.
Madrid, Oct. 1 Spanish government
officials fear that serious trouble may
result from the series of manifesta
tions and .meetings ot protestto be
held by the Catholic opponents of the
present regime. The first meeting is
to be held tomorrow, when the cleri
cal campaign against Premier Canale-
ja8 will be renewed with Increased fer
vor. Those in charge of the gatherings
assert that particular care, will be tak
en sto prevent disorder.
Washington Centennial. '
Washington, Pa., Oct. 1 A celebra
tion of the centennial of this town will
through next week.
CHARGES BREWING FOR SOME
TIME TAKE SHAPE. '
Charged With Irregularities and Oth
er Minor Crimes. ,
Vale, Oregon, Oct. 1 Elwood Clark,
formerly cashier of the United States
National bank at Vale, was arrested
last night and taken to Ontario,
charged with Irregularities In connec
tion with conduct of the affairs of the
bank. It is charged he appropriated
trust funds of the Willow Land Irri
gation company and aUo several min
or charges are alleged. The bank was
organized last year and has had . a
stormy career. ;
SEVERAL KILLED INSTANTLY' IN
SMASHITS WHICH MARK THE
ALCO GftR ViirJS THE EVEFiT
Four Fatally Injured and Others Ea-
" on the" Part of Drivers Racers
Speed on While Victims are Belns
Ticked Up Car Filled With Women
Hit Many Entered In Races.
Mlinela, Oct. 1 Driver Harry Stone
was killed and Mechanican Walter
Bacon killed when a Columbia car
In a Vanderbllt cup race crashed Into
a telegraph pole and one of the rac
ers, believed to be a Pope Hartford,
driven by Fleming, ran down and kill
ed a spectator. Both the man's legs
were broken and his body mutilated.
Thousands saw the tnirty-one racers
entered in the cup contest to start at
daybreak. Before the finish It was
estimated halt a million persons lined
) " Grant,' drlxing
he motor speedway course. I
an Alcoiat won the'
contest. Chevelet driving a Bulck,
struck a-touring car loaded with wo
men while driving at seventy-five
miles an hour. Charles Miller, a mechT
anlcan was killed while Chevrelet and
the occupants of the' other car, es
caped injury. It was learned later that
four were fatally injured and an un
ascertained number Injured.
The drivers were reckless and never
stopped but left the victims behind.
Soo Line to Duluth.
Duluthi Minn., Oct. 1 Regular pas
senger service Into Duluth will be in
augurated by the Soo line on Monday.
Berlin, Oct. 1 Count von Bernstorf
German ambassador to the United
States and his family, sailed today for
America. ' . -
Naval Academy Opens.
Annapolis, Md., Oct 1 Uncle Sam's
Naval Academy opened Its regular
term 'today, with a football game be
tween the Middles, and St John's as
the feature of the first day of instruc
tion. - ,
New Lodge of Elks. .
Grand Forks, N. D., Oct 1 The Elks
of North Dakota met here today to or-'
ganize a state lodge of the order.
Churchill Downs Meet
Louisville, Ky., Oct 1 With an In
crease of $20,000 in purseB over the of
ferings of last fall, and with several
prominent eastern strings represented
the autumn race meeting of the New
Louisville Jockey Club opens this af
ternoon at the Churchill Downs track.
The session will continue until Oct
22, and will be followed by a meeting
at Latonta from Oct 21 to Nov. 19.
, Army Football.
West Point, N. Y., Oct 1 With Bow
doln as their opponent the West Point
soldiers open the football season here
this afternoon. The cadet's will play
Yale and Harvard, among others, and
will wind up the season with Annapo
lis at Philadelphia, November 26.
" To Dedicate College.
St. Louis, Oct 1 Chaminade College
the new college of the Brothers of
Mary, near Clayton, Me., will be dedi
cated tomorrow by Archbishop Glen
non, assisted by a number of other
prominent clerics. Tomorrow will be
the feast of the Guardian Angel, and
the anniversary of the establishment
of the community.