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L AGRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON. ." WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1910.
ADVOCATES CONVICT . ROAD
BUILDING INSTEAD OF PRI
v TATE ENTERPRISES.
Mr. West Too Has His Inning at the
I Fair, Last N ight and Doth Candidates
i are Heard from the Same1 Platform
: Bourne's Presence bat Selfish Mo
i tires Says the Republican Standard
Bearer Music Follows.
RlEfiD QF PRIf.iARY AUiAYS
Pointing ont the presence of Bourne
In the present campaign is instigated
V by selfish, motives only, that state con
victs had better be building roads' for
fee state than working for a private
. ; Corporation making barrel staves, af
firming and reiterating , with vehem-
nee tnat ms auegiance is wuu an
eople made statutes on the books
f Oregon and that the only way
o have them repealed or permit their
repeal is by the people who made
khem,'Jay Bowerman the republican
candidate for governor' last night
.Wade himself many rotes by a brief
speech at the fair grounds. Mr. Bow
erman Is not an orator but he is a
forceable talker. His address was
short but to the point. ;
West Also Heard.
Oswald West spoke and dwelt on his
political career. He pointed out- some
of the things he did while cleaning up
the state land board. He referred to
what he did as railroad commissioner
and again what he Is doing to defeat
the assembly plan. His address too
was brief. He. like Bowerman,. paid
his compliments to the character of
his opponent and then went off on po
litical tangents. Mr. West emphasized
what he had done in the capacity of
railroad commissioner, but It was Mr.
Bowerman who later showed how he,
Bowerman had been responsible for
the creation of a law that made the
commission possible. 1
' Mr. West promised to publish at a
nearby date, data showing that the
railroads had doubled their earnings
since the establishment of the commis
sion, his purpose being to counteract
the charges that the" railroads could
not financially bear the rate reduc
tions and wage Increase.
Rousing enthusiasm followed the
speeches and the band marched and
the Republicans sang B-o-w-e-r-m-a-n
that's Jay, while the children Joined
In. It was a signal success and made
the closing night of the fair one of
. the nols'est and enthusiastic of any of
the week. .
HattieBburg, Miss., Oct. 12--Inn con
nectlon with the annual reunion of
the Confederate Veterans of Mississ
lppl, a "prosperous celebration" was
commenced here today which has at
tracted visitors from all over southern
Mississippi. This section of the state
Is sow enjoying a steady growth In
industries', population and agricultur
al prosperity, and It Is in recognition
of the Tact and to further advertise
that the "prosperityCMFWYPPPUPU
the city and surrounding country,
that the "prosperity celebration" was
Inaugurated. A similar occasion was
observed last year, with flattering re
sultsl The festivities and the Confed
erate reunion will continue through
Bay State Police.
Holyoke, Mass., Oct. 12 Delegates
representing the police forces of all
the Important cities of the Bay State
are In attendance today at the con-
vention of the Massachusetts Police
Relief Association. A banquet will be
given tonight , 1 .
TROUBLE. IN MORROCCO.
Spanish Troops are Sorely ; Prewsed
and Revolution Seems Coming.
Madrid, Oct.' 12 Active operations
of Spanish forces In Morrocco against
tribesmen were received .today and the
troops were sorely needed to preserve
order in the Spanish cities. The cabl-y
net Is genuinely alarmed at the turn
of affairs and deem it time for a revo
lution. Republicans are openly elated
at government's difficulties and pre
dict success of their, party. Reports
received here are that General Alder
vas at .the head of. a large body, of
troops, left Mellla for Yazama.
' Prominent Judge: Stricken.
Spokane,' Oct 12 Judge Howard
Whltson of the United Slates "court
was stricken with paralysis this morn
ing just after he had sentenced C P.
Howell, a train robber to a life, sen
tence. The sentence together" with the
nervous strain is held responsible tor
the collapse. His right side Is affect
ed. He was found lying on the' floor of
his chambers shortly before noon. He
was appointed In 1905 and previously
had been a lawyer, having practiced
at North Yakima. ,
PORTLAND'S LEAD ON PENNANT
. IS CUT UNMERCIFULLY.
Northerners Still Have a Fraction of
' a Game tc the Good. -
Rerised Leaders' Percentage.
.1 - Won Lost Per
' ." ''. . cent
Portland. ...98 76 .563
Oakland ...109 83 .562
San Francisco,; Oct 12 The Oak
land-Portland baseball games played
on September 28, 29 and 30th in which
Gus Heltlng participated were de
clared forfeited to . Oakland today by
the president of the Coast League,
Judge Graham. The Oakland manager
protested the games on the ground
that Helting was ineligible to play as
he had signed contracts with Spokane
McCredie Will AppeaL
Portland, Oct. 12 Walter McCredie,
manager of the Beavers today said he
would appeal from Graham's decision
which gave Oakland three games won
by Portland. He asserted the "whole
thing was a frame up to rob Portland
of the pennant. He said he would ap
peal to every baseball court until he
reached the national commission.
Notwithstanding that Portland's
comfortable lead has . been whittled
down, she is still a fraction of a game
ahead. Compiling: yesterday's score,
and not counting the outcome today
Portland is one point to the good. The
revised standing, compiled prior to
this afternoon's games, Is indicated
New Steel Trust Plant.
New York, Oct 12 A great steel
plant, the largest west of the Mississ
lppl, said' to have the financial back
ing of the "steel trust" Is projected for
Pittsburg, Kan., the center of the Kan
sas coal field. Preliminary steps have
been taken and' work on the mills, it
Is said, will begin within a year. The
plant will be among the largest and
most modern In the country and will
eventually employ 10,000 or 15,000
men. Pittsburg now has a population
of about 18,000 or 20.000, and it is al
leged that the new mills will have the
result of making It the largest city of
the state. In view of the prospective
"boom" in the Kansas town, a meeting
was, held In New Tork today to orga
nlze a company which will erect
fifteen story office building to be the
home of a new daily newspaper, with
j New York newspaper man, formerly
J of Kansas, aa editor and manager.
IX BLISTERS SHIP IS RUSHII1G
ROOSEVELT IN TO RESCUE
DEMOCRATIC. NOMINEE 1 MAKES
BATTLE ROYAL ON ROOSE. :
TELT AT THOMPSON, N. Y.
lUENfi TO IIWIOII
Roosevelt's A flack on the Supreme
. r- Urn M - --
- pie's Freedom that all the Arms of
the World Cannot Overcome Says
the Speaker Roosevelt Classed as
a Public Enemy to Nation. -
Thompson, N. Y., Oct 12 Calling
Colonel Roosevelt, "an apostle of dis
cord and dissension," and charging he
la able to disturb business to the verge
of a panic, John Dix the democratic
gubernatorial candidate for New York'
today virtually opened his campaign
with a speech formally accepting the
nomination. ' . '
Dix blistered the Colonel and said,
Any American occupying the posi
tion of authority and having the pub
lie ear, who assails the courts should
be regarded as a public enemy If he
be allowed to weaken the supreme
court and substitute the president's for
the people's will, we shall see In times
of peace a dangerous disturber bring
ing destruction to free people against
which all forces of the world In arms
can be hurled vainly."
4 v Roosevelt Is SHeat - . . . .:..
Peoria, III., Oct 12-r-Whea informed
of the Dix attack today, Roosevelt
declined to answer, notwithstanding
Dix branded him as a dangerous dls.
turber. v ' . '
'( ; Wedding in Seminary. ;
New York, Oct. 12 The first wed
ding in the new edifices of the Union
Theological Seminary was performed
today, Miss Louise Godfrey, a school
teacher, becoming tn bride of the ReV.
George Jeremiah Becker, pastor of
Grace Presbyterian church at Mont
clair, N, J. V
PUBLIC BURIAL OF CUARfiED RE
MAINS HELD TODAY.
Brass Checks Only Method of Identify
ing the Recovered Bodies.
Starkvllle, Oct 12 Three bodies In
addition to the 11 taken out yesterday
were recovered today from the explod
ed mine. The bodies was charred and
identified only by brass checks.
A public burial took place today of
all the bodies recovered thus far. The
coroner's inquest is set for this af
ternoon. Rescuers this afternoon approached
a series of entries in the mine where
it is believed there are 20 men. New
fans are being . installed and debris
is being rapidly removed. Charges are
made that ventilation fans were care
lessly watched and that one old fan
frequently threw sparks sufficient to
cause an explosion. '
Starksville, Oct 12 ElghC more
bodies were recovered late today, mak
ing a total of 22. It is almost certain
all the 65 are dead inside.
22 BODIES ARE
VALLADARES HAS WHIP HAND
AND ALL PRISONERS ARE IN
WILL BURfi THE ALIERICANS
Man Who Is on Top of Situation In
lea and England at bis Merer.
Signs of Bombarding WBI Mean the
Death of the Prisoners Under His
Control-City Is Fortified by Him.
San Salvador, Oct 12 The Ameri
can gunboat, Princeton today prepar
ed to land marines at Amapala, Hon
duras, to. liberate Americans held as
prisoners by Commandant Evallada
res. The Princeton demanded yester?
day that Valladares surrender. He re
plied, "I am no aubordlnant to Amer
ican soldiers." w.
( Valladares has the whip hand ac
cording to dispatches. .
He notified the Princeton and Hon
duran president that he will kill all
English and . Americans imprisoned
at the first slgnf hostility and burn
the city. The foreigners were impris
oned for alleged revolution. .
During the night Valledareous sup
erintended the mounting of guns at
the customs house to resist the at
tempts of the American and British
marines to land foreigners at Ampala
'and barricaded his home.
The British consul, who fled to Oau-
temala flty declares the conditions
bordering on anarchy obtain on the
island.' ,.. ... :
Bottlers Close Session.
Philadelphia, Oct. 12 Delegates to
the twenty-second annual convention
of the American Bottlers' Protective
Association will wind up their busi
ness and adjourn today. All parts of
the Union have been represented at
the session, which is expected to have
a great influence for betterment in
FULL SESSION OF CONGRESS TO
BE FULL . OF RESULTS.
Important Recommendations Being
Prepared by, President Taft
Beverly, Oct. 12 President Taft. is
mapping a strenuous short session for
congress when it convenes this aut
umn. His recommendations will in
clude several measures which the in
surgents are fighting according to
authentic Information obtained today.
Foremost among the recommendations
will be for a more economical admin
-Taft Is also to recommend the pas
sage of a law permitting developing
water power on public lands by pri
vate capital with government claim
ing the power to use the restraining
order when necessary. He will also
urge an amendment to the Sherman
Anti-Trust law so as to allow rail-
I roads to enter into limited agreements
WANT DELEGATES APPOINTED.
Commercial Clubs Asked to Send Rep
' resentatfres to Suiuptcr Congress.
President Collier of the Commercial
club has been asked to name delegates
to the mining congress at Sumpter on
October 20 and 21, -and 'Mr'. Collier
will be glad to furnish the proper cre
dentials to any persons wanting to at
tend. .'.. . ' '
. . Crlppen Is Indicted.
London,' Oct. 12 Dr. Crlppen. the
American dentist, accused of murder
ing his actress wife, Belle Elmore, was
indicted today ! by the grand Juhy for
murder I nthe first degree and Mile.
Leneve, his companion,-was Indicted
as an accessory after the fact on, the
grounds she had guilty knowledge of
the alleged crime. If Crlppen is faun
guilty he hangs and Mile. Leneve
will be given a long prison sentence.
Everything Is in readiness for the trial
or tne couple.- - t" ;r
" Prohibition Convention. .
Providence, R. I., Oct. 12 State and
congressional candidates will be nam
ed by the Prohibitionists of Rhode Is
land in today's state convention in this
city. .. . ; ; ' t
CONDITION IN FIRE ZONE IS BE
Spooner and Beandette Commence to
' ; Rebuild Cities at Once. ,
International Falls, Mann., Oct 12,
Famine and threatened pestilence
will follow-in the path of fire which
swept this region. It is now believed
175 will cover the number of dead,
and 120,000,000 the amount of dam
ages. Hundreds are working under
the rifles of the national guard, burn
ing the animal carcasses. The stench
is terrible and volunteers and sanitary
corps are working night and day to
prevent contamination of the streams
Governor Eberhardt ' has commanded
the national guard and surgeons to
take command and supervise the work.
General Wood, commanding general,
has asked for additional troops to
preserve order and assist in burying
the bodies. Fire fighters today were
rushed to Poposky. Funully and Black
Diamond, which are threatened. . ' ,
' Lumbermen '-have been detailed to
bring out the bodies found In Isolat
ed sections. Martial law is enforced
In many places. , The unquenchable
spirit of Beaudette was heard today
when a message was received asking
that hundreds of carpeters be Bent to
Beaudette to rebuild the burned town
and Spooner. Both communities will
be rebuil Immediately. :
Big Dairy Show. -
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 12 Pittsburg's
third annual milk and cream exhibi
tion and dairy contest was opened
today under the auspices of the local
Bureau of Health, assisted by the Un
ited States Department of Agriculture
the, Chamber of Commerce, medical
societies and women's clubs. The Un
ited States Department of Agriculture
occupies an entire floor with .its' dis
play. The object of the show is to
arouse the public and the dairymen of
the state to the necessity of pure milk
and dairy products, to the end that
the public health may be conserved,
Health officers from many clt!es-"at-tended
today's Inaugural exercises
The Allegheny County Medical Society
will be in charge tomorrow, and the
clubwomen will take charge of the
show on Friday. Tuberculosis in cows,
animal diseases and the scientific and
bygenlc handling of milk are among
the subjects to be discussed by ex
IN FRANCE IS
ENORMOUS ARMY OF MEN WILL
BE WITH THE STRIKERS BY
FRIDAY MORNING. v
FQHiCH JBr.il T ESSE.
Ktrlk ftf PallM
France has Entirely btopped Trans
portatlon In : Paris Tramway and
Underground Lines Will Join the
. Strike Bloodshed Expected , .. Mo
nientarily by Authorities. '
Paris, Oct 12 Three hundred thous
and French railway employes in alt.
the affiliated branches of the transpor
tation service voted this evening to
strike tomorrow night. At that time
every steamship, packet and train unv
der the Jurisdiction "of the French un
ions will be tied up. Government is
preparing to take strong surpresslve '
measures. ' , .: , "
Paris, Oct. ' 12 Employes of the
Eastern railroad, - numbering 40,000
and of the Western, numbering 2000,
Joined the strikers of the Northern,
railroads today. Eighty thousand ,
workmen of Paris, Lyons, Medlterran-,
ean, Frances and Largesllne have
planned to quit tonight Other lines
will strike tomorrow. By Friday not a
wheel will be moving into Paris, it is
expected." Clashes between strikers ;'''"
and troops began early. Strikers tam
pered with the telegraph wires and!
disarranged switches and caused two
serious wrecks. The entire French ;
army is under arms awaiting orders
to disperse the growing mobs.
The Western employes quit without
'Warning. Efforts on the part of the
Northern line to operate with ' the V
government engineers is meeting;
with poor success as the men are en
tering half heartedly Into the work
and the numbers are inadequate. Op
eratives of the Metropolitan railway
which Is the Paris subway, met today
and favored a general strike. If they
quit they will be followed by the Om- .
nlbus tramway employes and the city
will be not only cut off from the prov
inces, but will be dependent upon the '
street railways solely for tranBpor- .
tatlon. Serious rioting with bloodshed
is expected. V - -
Oppose Moving Pictures.
New York, Oct. 12 What are term
ed "the vile attractions of the moving
picture shows" were vigorously de
nounced today at the state convention
of the Catholic Knights of America in
Brooklyn. ; 1.
Resolutions have been prepared, and
will probably be adopted, warning Ca
tholic fathers and mothers against
permitting their, children to witness
the "vulgar dramas" depicted at these
"haunts of shame." . :
Increase in CapltaL
Salt Lake City.Ttah, Oct. 12 Share
holders of the Oregon Short Line, a
Farriman property embraced .In the
Union Pacific mileage, held their an
nual meeting here today and voted to ;
increase the capital stock from .$27,
460,000 to $100,000,000. Considerable
construction work Is contemplated. '
Vermont Good Templars. ?
r Cabot, Vt, Oct 12 Vermont Grant
Lodge, International Order of , Good
Templers, convened here today for a
session of two days.
Postal Officials Meet.
Chattanooga! Tenn.,' Oct 12 Na-'
tional officials of the postofflce : de
partment and postmasters of several
cities will deliver addresses during
the three-day session of the national
postal convention, opened today in