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L AGRAOTE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON. -TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 1910.
HUT SHOW IS
SPLENDID AEEAY of babies com
PETE FOR ELEGANT COLD
MEDALION AT FAIR.
Last Afternoon of Fair Prom Stellar
Attraction for Mothers and Children
l.' Tin. t.tttl TtuklM Tlfc
School Students are Found at Fair
Grounds Closing Hours Promise
Interest, a v ' '
RAILROAD MEN STRIKE.
Great Number of Employes Through
out Northern France In Trouble.
faris, Oct. 11 Rioting on the North
ern railway lines began today although !
no attempts have been made to oper-1
1 A i t 1 1 L 1 I
ate me trains, vvoramen wno Birut-it j
suddenly last nignt gatnerea aDout
the stations today and resented the
efforts of the police and troops to dis
perse them. Railroad men number 100,-
00 of Paris, Lyons and Mediterranean
are considering a. walkout in sympathy
with the northern strikers. The labor
situation ' In France, is fraught' with
serious possibilities as a result.
The strike was precipitated by coal
handler's demand for 'an increase of
wages to a dollar a day from 6d cents.
When they were refused every "em
ploye Including the women ticket tak
ers struck and 13,200' employes are
out. ' ; ' ' ':;:;;-
The government Is now transporting
nails by automobile. If this falls ae-
tvy'uuiea win De used. Newspapers are
demanding an extra session of parlia
ment to consider the strike. ; - '
BODIES II! IF
TEN FOUND THIS MORNING BUT
ALL HORRIBLY TORN TO
PIECES BY EXPLOSION.
C. OF W. SEPARATE SEXES.
ENORMOUS AREA IS ZONE OF SOR
ROW FOLLOWING DATA ON
4 FATAL FOREST FIRES.
English Literature to be Tausrht Sep
arately After Toda Is Edict.
University of Washington, Seattle.
Oct. 11. After today co-eds and male
students In the English literature de
partment will be separated, accord
ing to the announcement of Dr. F. '
Padelford, head of the department, "I
find they can't do good work In the
same class. Just what is the reason
I cannot say," said Padelford. Co-eds
are indignant at the insinuation they
Interfere with the men's work, bt
the men appear to be pleased with the
change.' " "; ---
Starkville Mine Horror Will be nush-
ed Until the Fill Particulars ire
naced in the Hands of Froper An-
thorlHes No Chance to get Bodies
to the Surface let as they were
Found Two Slues From Surface.
Yirgll R. Greenwood) son of Mr. and
Mrs. B. P. Greenwood, prominent
, ranchers near La Grande, held the
lucky number and carried away the
sweepstakes at the baby - show this
afternoon. The lucky number was
drawn from among sixty-one.
'La Grande's pretty little' babieB
growing up to homely men came into
their own with a flare of trumpets
this afternoon at 3 o'clock. With forty
five entered long before the momen-
tuoua moment arrived, Interest was
widespread and. little else was dis
cuBBed la the homes of La Grande to
day than the baby Ihow ,and its pro-i
bable outcome. Fond and proud inoth-
era commenced to arriye long before
the appointed hour' and the striking
of 3 o'clock was but the signal to be
gin the drawing of numbers for the
winner of the solid gold locket which
was to be awarded by lottery and not
on merits of looks as is sometimes the
case. Mrs. A, L. Richardson, In
charge of the event, was fortunate in
securing a long list of ."entries" and
others were added at the last moment
School Children Parade.
; New and added attractions was giv
en the closing1 afternoon of the fair by
a march of school children at 2:30
o'clock. All the students, of the school
. f nrm M in narade . and marched to
the fair grounds and they were In at
tendance when the baby show opened
It was a big day for the babies, a big
day for the mothers, and still a big
ger day for the school children and
the pompous high school lads and las
sies too because It afforded a partial
, The entire, delegation from the
. North side schools numbering several
hundred marched In a body to the fair
grounds, reaching the main entrance
about the time that the Central and
White buildings had been emptied and
. the line of march started. In all over
1100 children "boke In" on the fair at
one time, and with a liberal repres
entation from the cradles already on
hand, the building became t. pavilion
. of chattering youngsters, all out in
their best attire and happy as larkB.
It was an auspicious last afternoon
for the fair. '
:' The baby show was not without an
element of politics. Oswald West, the
Democratic governor if the Democrats
:" Confederate Daughters. :
St Joseph, Mo., Oct. f 11 United
Daughters of the Confederacy of Mis
souri will hold their state convention
in this town during the three days
beginning today.' All the chapters In
the state have sent delegates. -
HEW TOWHS IN 0M1GER
Martial Law Will be Declared In Large
. nUirlot Whm Will. !
Scene Women and Children Sent
Out but Men Remain to Fight the
Flames Fire Zone Is Enormous in
Extent Say Late Figures.
MEN AT ' NIUS
IIUUUUVUUU IV I
NEW ORLEANS ORATOR WILL AD
DRESS LOCAL AUDIENCE.
His Speech Is Bight to the Point and
Tells His Yerslon of Laws.
Starksville. Oct. 11 Ten bodies (of
miners were found - today after res
cuers had worked Incessantly since
Saturday's explosion, In the main tun
nel two miles from the entrance all
were fearfully mangled. The tunnel
was filled with debris and it probably
will be a long time before the bodies
can be brought to the surface as the
rescuers' work Is further in danger
from fire damp. It, Is expected the rest
Work Hereafter Secret.
Several rescuers were overcome by
polsonlous gases today.. Shortly after
finding . the bodies, T. T. ' Wellboen,
president of the Colorado Fuel and
Iron company arrived and will make
a personal Investigation. Following
the arrival of the mine officials they
decided on a policy of secrecy. It is
expected no further details can be
given out until a thorough investiga
tion Is made and reports placed in the
hands of proper authorities.
Big Christian Assembly.
Topeka, Kan., Oct 11 Ministers and
laymen from all parts of the world,
numbering several thousands, are in
Topeka today participate in the New
Century International convention of
the Christian church. Last .year,; 50,
uuo members celebrated the centennial
of the church at Pittsburg, Pa., and the
present meeting marks the beginning
of a ne wcentury for the denomination.
WEST TO MAKE ROUNDS AND
' SPEAKS TO PEOPLE AT
VARIOUS POINTS. .-
Warboard, Minn., Oct 11 Desola
tion and sorrow reign today over a
thousand square miles area where a
few days before was a great timber
belt of tMvlng villages. Three hund
red bodies must be cared for at Rainy
riven, alone, according to private ad
vices. Rainy la crowded likewise with
half starved refugees, many of whom
are badly burned and suffering from
lack" of sufficient medical treatment A
rush of flames before a high wind to
day threatened destruction of Rainier,
Ragtey, as Ciearbrook.. Back1 firing i.
the only hope. , "
Women and .children were sent out
and the men remained to fight the fire.
Aid for the refugees which over
crow Warroad " are being sent from
Winnipeg. The fire tone will beplaced
under martial law In the Beaudette
district following the arrival of the
btate militia. Calol and Clementsen
are reported burned. , '
- Another Crop Report.
Washington, Oct. 11 A supplemen
tal crop report, giving a general re
view of the situation and including;
crops not covered in yesterday's re
port, was issued today by the Depart
ment of Agriculture. On the whole, the
report shows a favorable condition. '
Sidney Story, for 15 years a member
of the Park Board of New Orleans
and father of the model liquor license
law in that city while he was a men
b r of the Municipal Assembly a la v
which since has been adopted in other
cities will speak at the Stewart to
Mr. Story Is a fluent speaker and his
speeches are right to the point. He ad
dressed an audience In Portland this
week and Bald among other things:
"I desire to call your attention to
section 4 of the proposed prohibition
law. That section gives to every cor.
ftable, sheriff or deputy, appointed
through the influence of the A'J-sa
loon League, the right, merely on bus
;ic:cn, to enter the privacy of your
home at any hour of the day or night
and search the premises- for lljuoi
You can well appreciate the infamy of
such a law, It is un-American, tJes
potic and smacks more of Russian tyr
anny '.han what we have been taught
in tha tflrirlnnn land of llbertv. Pit -h
A measure is iniquitious and mens
mischief, blood and revolution.
-II breeds cant, hypocrisy, deceit,
liars, sneaks and perjurers. It brings
coernment and law into coitemL,
Booster D. A. R.
Kokomo, Ind., Oct. 11 Daughters
of the American Revolution of Indi
ana gathered in Kokomo today for the
state convention of the" society and
will remain three days. The Hoosler
organization has taken up the work
of placing markers at the graves of
all revolutionary war soldiers burled
In the state. The markers are supplied
by the government .
Hitchcock to Speak.,
Kansas City, Mo., Oct 11 Postmas
ter General Hitchcock is on the pro
gram for an address tonight before
the convention of the Southwestern
Postal Association. His speech will
deal with postal affairs. The conven
tion includes representatives of all
branches of the postal service In Mis
souri, Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska, Okla
homa and Arkansas.
COAST DEFENSE CARDINAL
COAST MUST FIRST BE PREPARED
can get him there, was the man who J
pulled the string that4 told the whole
story at the baby Bhow. It was he who
pulled out the winning number.
Politics and Carnival Tonight
While the older folk will ben their
special energies on the attention to
the gubernatorial candidates in the
city today, and tonight there will
nevertheless he plenty of fun and frol
ic, for the fair gates close tonight at
an hour which the ' populace alone
shall name. If it takes until morning
" to work off the fair spirit, the lights
- win he found burning at that time. ,
With not a single drop of rain to
mar the progress the fair has been un
commonly favored. The attendance has
been such as to Indicate that all ex
penses will be met promptly and with
a small surplus on hand. However u
. will require the final accounting to
determine this. Band concerts, danc
ing, carnivalism and politics all will ,
cave their inning tongni
for the reason that, being an aibltrary
ri'ecMire, with all the offens'.veneirs
of the rtnVest despotism, it cannot
and never w 11 be enforced, as It lacks
the backfns. of sound, healthy public
HELPS WHITE LABORERS.
Canadian Government WDI Not Toler
ate Asiatics on Railroad Work,
Victoria, Oct. 11 Much significance
Is attached today to the action of Pre
mier McDrlde who turned down the
application of the Grand Trunk Pa
clflc .railroad to permit importation
of Asiatic labor to work on construe
tlon of a new line through British Co
lumbia. The railroad officials pointed
out that there was an alleged short
age of labor. Premier McDrlde decided
otherwise and Intimated there were
plenty of whites wanting work and
they probably would make permanent
I citizens. ; . ,
ALL EVIDENCE WILL BE BROUGHT
OUT AT TRIAL, f
Famous Case Commencing to Assume
World-Wide Interest Again.
Docks Could Not Accommodate Ships
Wanted by the Const Now.
Seattle, Oct 11 Interviewed today
after his return from the navy yard
Secretary of the Navy, Meyer said:
have come to the coast to look into
the preparations for a proper system
of coast defense. Before It can be done
however; care must be taken that this
coast can maintain a fleet Your pres
ent docks would not accommodate
halt the ships of the navy. We cannot
divide the Atlantic fleet before 1912
when your new docks will be complet
ed, and probably not then."
Myer said he was an ardent advocate
for a Pacific coast defensive system.
SAYS THAT HIS CHURCH WILL BE
Grafting and Divorces are America's
Greatest Sins ne Says.
. ; New York Baptists. ,
New York, Oct 11 Baptists of
southern New York, including this
city began their annual session today
In North' Church, west Eleventh
street, .and will remain three days.
New York, Oct. 11 Cardinal Logue,
the Catholic prelate of Ireland, In a
public statement today upheld the
Diirpoee of the Roman Catholic church
by declaring that the catholic church,
because of Its fundamental teachings,
to be America's salvation. He said,
"The church strikes at the very root
of things tending to bring about na
Intimated grafting by public officials
and the divorce, he said, were Ameri
ca's besetting sins. Agalns such evil
influences the church always waged
Logue's prediction Is scouted unreser
vedly by Charles Aked, a prominent
paBtor of the Fifth avenue Baptist
church who said: "Even Catholics ad
mit they are strongest among the Ig
norant For centuries the Catholic
church has been an unrelenting foe
of educational liberty."
London, Oct. 11 Dr. Harvey H
Crinnen will soon be brought to trial
for the murder of his wife, Mrs. Cora
Crippen, known on the stage as Belle
Elmore. The sensational case which
has aroused the interest of the peo:
pie of two continents, is set down for
the criminal sessions opened today
Some days will be occupied with min
or hearlnn before CrlDDen and his
alleged accomplice, Miss Ethel Len
eve. face the bar of Justice, but it is
probible the case will be called about
a week from today, Oct. 18.
The evidence admitted at the in
quest was considered very strong, the
weakest link in the chain of evidence
being the Identification of the body
supposed to be that of Crippen's wife.
Experts admitted that there was noth
ing to identify the rains as those of
the doctor's acress wife, and were
unable to state positively that the body
was that of a woman.. The coroner
admitted that the body was unusually
num.- but insisted nevertheless that
the remains were undoubtedly human
Physicians who will testify at the
trial of Crippen frankly say that they
will not be able to swear that the mut
ilated remains were those of a woman,
all Indications of sex having been re
moved, but they will assert that the
remains were more likely those of a
woman than a man. Several women
friends of the actress will testify that
she had a peculiar scar and physicians
will swear that a mark found is now
carefully preserved by the court offi
cials, will be Identified by several
people as similar to the hair of Belle
One of the most damaging phases of
the evidence against Crippen will be
the testimony of physicians that by
ocln was found in the body and proof
that Dr. Crippen had previously pur
chased a quantity of this drug from a
The varying stories told by Dr
Crtonen after the disappearance of
his wife, the infatuation of the phy
sican for his typist. Miss Len eve, and
their flight to America will all be
PII! ft SACRED TRUST
Bowerman Promises to Let Prlmar
Law Alone If Elected Governor
People 'Give Him Very Warm
Welcome and Cheer His Brief
Speeches Rushed to Perry and
Back Again At Fair This Evening
Political enthusiasm, fomenting, iu
this city the past few days by the
gathering political lights of prominent
men and promise of still others com-
lng, remain corked up until the noon,
hour today because the . west bound
train was late. West came In from.
the east and' so did Bowerman, knd
when they did come things politic
loosened up properly.
Jay Bowerman, the Republican stan
dard bearer for the state or Oregon
was whisked, away Immediately after
the tram reacnea nere or a ubiob-
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ed a splendid audience of mlllhands
and met a large number of them per- ...
eonally. -' .-'. , , ; '
,".' '.; Just nam Jay. ?
Kin aAAraaalnir vnil todftV 1 COmO
iM Mr Ttrvw.
erman to the Palmer mill people.' My
father worked at the lumberman's ,
business and I too have worked at It
and other vocations, earning enough
moner to insure my education. ; Be
cause I am jUBt a plain Individual with
tne us 01 luoor viuoeij uira
I have a warm place In my heart for
the laboring man. I shall advocate x
enforcement of all labor laws now on
the statute, and shall promise if elect-,
ed not In any way to Impair legisla
tion that will be a benefit to the labor
ing man. . . ' ' : V'
Not Tamper With rrimary.
.... ... . .. Mm - , . J m.
"Neuner snau i u eiecieu, utj
cate or permit to be advocated' any
tampering with the primary or direct
nomination statutes which were put
on the books by the people of Oregon.
I shall firmly support the statute
which the people of Oregon placed on.
our dooks ana you tuu tcov
that the primary laws shall not be mo-
icbicu ujr urn.
"While acting governor I opened
the way for bringing competitive bids .
into Salem, reducing the expense of
maintaining public institutions."
His convincing argument served up
in plain Jay fashion, was heartily ap
plauded. , ' -
Away went the automobiles for Per-
rv and there too the working men
were addressed and met personally.
West la xown too.
Oswald West, the Democratic nomi
nee, came In from Ontario witn Mr.
Bowerman both had visited the fur
thermost Eastern points in .tne state
yesterday and democratic hrethern
in this city assumed the reins of cam
paign when the candidate reached
here. Mr. West's itinerary calls for ad
dresses at the Sugar factory and the
round house before night comes. Mr.
Bowerman too plans a similar visit
Both at Fair Tonight
Both men, rivals though they are.
will be at the fals- crounds tonight.
where they will he guests of honor.
and hundreds of people will go by to
meet the men personally. It la not be
lieved that they will make any at
tempt to hold addresses this evening.
(Continued on page Eight)
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St Paul., Oct 11 C. Severance, rep
resenting the government, today con
cluded his argument In" the Union Pa
cific merger case.