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L AGRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1910.
1 Number 29S
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GENERAL IMPRESSION IS STRIKE.
IS MOVEMENT TO UPSET T1IE
f FRENCH GOVERNMENT. '
Reports From Farls to London Indl
cate Railroad Strike Which Has
Tied up the Entire Nation Is jnstl-
traiea y a ; Broader irurpose man
Mere Waje Questions Women
Join Men In Surpassing1 " Sold
: lers, '''""' ' '. '(." .
Paris, Oct.-13 Blood .flowed freely
In the streets of Paris today when t,he
first real fight , between the strikers
and soldiers was waged for more than
, an hour. At least six men and two wo
men were seriously hurt. It is report
ed one soldier was killed.
The strike is. even more effective to
day than yesterday. The Northern ran
four trains but did not attempt regu
lar services. The Eastern and West-
em lines made spasmodic efforts , to
. resume traffic but failed. Armed men
guarded the food trains. .
Trains are moving this evening,'
manned 'by soldiers of the engineering
5 1 corps. The first reserves has been -canned
-to colors in "preparation to jaovlng
' trains. . f ' '.. -:::'' ; ' .'.'
Many strikers are numbered amrtns
the rese-res and many, responded to
the call. Whether they will man trains
as troops, which they refused to man
as civilians, remains to be seen.
Efforts to Overthrow Government.
London, Oct. 13 A dispatch from
Paris to the London Globe today says
the railroad strike has developed In
to a revolutionary struggle for the
purpose of overthrowing the govern
ment. Bloodshed and rioting will be
Imminent and the scene is approxi
mating the French Revolution. Blood
Is expected . when the troops, half
loval and half favorable to the "syn
dicate" are ordered to suppress the
demonstrations against the govern
ment. Reports . from Paris say 300
men and' 'womeit engaged in a gun
fight with the police today, when the
police attempted to break up a meet
ing of strike leaders at the office of
the La Humanlte, a socialistic news
paper. One woman and one soldier was
reported killed and several wounded.
" English Railroad Men, Grumble.
With the approaching crisis In rail-
way affairs in France, railway train
men of England are showing notice
able signs of unrest. Not long ago
the country was threatened with a
big tleup of transportation lines In
' many parts of England the men left
their posts. Compromise measures
however averted the' trouble. Traln
. men however are not now satisfied
either with the hours or wages and
the attitude of French railway men re
flects the stand here.
New York, Oct 13 Figures Just
completed by European authorities
show that the United States Is far in
the lead In the production and con
sumption of coal. The figures are for
the year 1909, and give the coal output
of this country as approximately 390,
000,000 tons. The United Kingdom Is
second with 263.000,000 tons; Germany
third with 146,000,000 tons. France
fourth with 36,000,000 tons and Bel
gium fifth with 23,000.000 tons. The
percentage pf Increase In coal produc
tion over the previous year was also
greatest In the United States. In both
this country and the United Kingdom,
however, the output for last year fell
below that of 1907. The total coal pro
duction of the world for the year as
given was about 950,000,000 tons.
BLOOD FLOWS IN STREETS
OIL PROBING STARTS.
Government Sends Assistant Secre
tary to California to Investigate.
Los AngeleB, Oct 13 Frank
Pierce, assistant secretary of the In
terior, Is In this city today' to begin
the Investigation of the condition of
Southern California oil fields 'where.
It is reported alleged irregularities
ejftst. It Is understood his investiga
tion precedes federal activity this win
ter. . , '. . . ', -
INCREASE COAST ARTILLERY.
Necessary for Coast Defense to Keep
' Artillery Near the Coast
Washington, Oct. 13 In his annual
report, just out, Brigadier General
Murray, chief of the coast artillery,
U. S. A. recommended an Increase lh
coast artillery. He said It Is doubt
less that Is may prove Invaluable In
manning the coast defense In time of
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Merger Cnse Ended. '
St. Paul,' Oct. 3 Arguments for the
railroad in the Union Pacific merger
caBe closed today with presentations
of briefs of the Southern Pacific and
Harriman '" interests. , Frank Kellogg
for the government summed up the
case which' lasted until lata this af
ternoon. :. ''':'v, ' ' '
GATES WILL HEAD WARFARE
AGAINST STANDARD OIL CO.
Bitterest Struggle In Years Predicted
. ' fcy Money Men of East. :
New York, Oct. 13 Financiers pre
dict the most bitter struggle in years
when the Texas Oil Company headed
by John Gates, begins operations. An
nouncement had just been made that
Gates has' Just completed arrange
ments for a fight against the Standard
Oil. Gates Intends to undersell the
oil' trust and has established thirty
three stations in east for this pur
pose. ' '' ;,r ''
Jews Observe Fast
Chicago, Oct. 13 Yom Klppur or the
Day of Atonement, the holiest day in
the Jewish calendar, Is being observed
by the Jews of Chicago and the en
tire country today. Since sundown
last night the faithful adherents of
Judaism have abstained from food and
the fast will continue until the sun
goes down tonight. -The. period of ab
stinance has for Its real aim the ob
servance of the reformed life. Today
in the Jewish calendar Is the tenth
day of the month Tlshri, of the year
5671. :.;v ; " v
Yom Klppur Is the second of three
great Jewish festivals falling In the
month of October. New Year Day was
celebrated on Oct. 4 and five days
hence, on Oct. 18, the Feast of the Tab
ernacle will be observed by Hebrews
the world over. The observance of this
feast, called In Hebrew, Succoth, con
tinues for eight days, ending with the
day of solemn assembly.
STRAYED CATTLE RETURNED.
While Rounding vp Stray Stock, Geo.
Pierce Meets With Accident
George Pierce, the cattleman, left
this morning for North Powder with
a bunch of live stock which belongs
to John and Alex Shaw. The cattle
had strayed over the mountains and
Joined the Pierce herd. Mr. Pierce will
brine : back some stock of his that
has mingled with the Shaw herd. Mr.
Pierce met with a severe Jolt yester
day while rounding up the cattle. His
, horse fell, giving him a severe shak
DIP II PIES
OF GOAL OIL
to departtS fwm
TOTTERING THRONE AT MADRID
SEARS FATAL STAGE OF ITS
Revolutions In Europe and AVars With
Labor In France Precipitating Final
.Attack on Alfonso's Throw Rmitl.'
" ty Ready to Leave Spain at a Mo
ment's Notice as LoyaI.Troops May
.be Compelled to Surrender. .
Madrid, Oct. 13 Great Industrial
disturbances in Fiance, and unrest
in Spain today threatens to precipi
tate. the fall of the tottering throne
of Alfonso XI II. Secret preparations
are being made to, remove the royal
'family, to a point near the French
frontier, presumably San Sabastihe.
Officials 'deny any danger of uprising
but it is known and admitted officially
that the English fleet at Gibralter is
ready to aid in protecting the Royal
family should the revolution over
throw the dynasty. It is believed the
Spanish princes will be placed aboard
the warship to rejoin the king and
queen in England., ; . y.
Troops AVnrring Constantly. "
:'rAlai ming report's ' continue to come
in from the outlying provinces through
Becret channels of the revolutionists.
Official messages however convey very
little Information other than a con
stant transfer, of troops. Official dis
patches assign the movements of the
troops is ' for "service In Morrocco"
while many Southern garrisons have
been transferred and some are really
enroute to Africa. Reserves are tak
ing their places and the northern gar
risons where sedition Is strongest
are not being disturbed.
Terror's Anniversary Untimely.
Barcelona, Oct, 13 The anniversary
of the execution of Francesco Ferror,
the noted Republican educator Is pass
ing today In Spain with every mani
festation of Martial laws. The entire
army is under arms and the cities are
crowded with troops . and reserves.
Martial law was declared in this city
where the outbreak Is most feared. It
was here that Ferrer was executed
last ' year wheri , the whole civilized
world was shocked. 1 : '
SEARCH FOR BODIES CONTINUES
IN BURNED AREA.
Worst Is Over In Minnesota and Got
ernor Lcares Affairs to Militia.
Winnipeg, Oct 13 Rain Is falling
and the situation In Minnesota Is im
proving. The crisis is passed. Govern
or Eberhard said he would return to
St Paul today, leaving the mllita
officers in charge. Martial law, still
prevails in a portion of the burned dis
trict The, search for the bodies con
tinues.' :' . .
Popular Drummer Here.
.' George T. Coyne, representing the
"Tree FruIt'Vllne of chocolates and
the much talked of Cherry Blossoms Is
in the city and U stopping at the Fo
ley.. ' ; ''', ',;,..' . . ''.';'.
EIRE DISASTER 18 BODIES ARE
SAN FRANCISCO WOMAN MAY BE
ONE WHO LEADS TO ARREST
OF REAL CULPRITS.
FEAR BRIDLES HEfi TONGUE
Bryce and Morris Were. at. her 'Home
In San Francisco and Woman, Name
. Unknown Cam Tlmr Th
"crhenrd Conversations About' Dj na
jnlte and Los Angeles While Men
- Occupied Rooms In' Her Home.
' San Francisco, Oct. 13 Seeking for
a mysterious woman, believed to hnve
been a mutual; friend of the so called ;
J. B. Bryce and Morris, suspected j
of dynamiting the Los Angeles 'Times
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uuicLiive' iwjay, oegan a systematic
search of this "city. The information
was furnished by Mrs. E. R. Ingersoll
who told the police' that Bryce "was
brought. .to her. home, at 3Co6 Twen-;'
Hdfh atmcit tfS urn nisei affrt n f
plosion by a woman, acquaintance. Ho
engaged a room there shortly after
wards and was Joined 'by Morris, She j
overheard their conversation about
dynamite and Los Angeles. She was
afraid 'to tell until last night. . ' J
y H-rt' Inroll id she leard ,-fci-'
her life, The woman brought Bryce to j
her home Is being sought. She un-'i
doubtedly will lead to the men wanted
If Mrs. Ingersoll's suspicions are cor
rect. Mrs. Inngersoll said the men re
ceived many telephone calls from men
and women during their stay, Sept.4
to 14. v-
SUSPECT IS RELEASED.
Man Held at Sacramento on Suspicion
of Blowing up Times Is Liberated
Sacramento, Oct.-. 13 Authorities
have released Wallace, the suspected
Los Angeles dynamiters and assert
they won't assist the Los Angeles
police in searching for him! They as
sert they are satisfied he had noth
ing to do with the case. .
Fine Percheon Colt Arrives.
Lou' Stan ley today received a fine
Percheron colt from the Ruby stables
at Portland. This Is considered one of
the best standard bred Percherons
ever shipped Into this valley.
TWENTY SIX FOUND THIS AFTER
NOON SAY REPORTS.
Officials of Company Refuse to Deny"
. or Affirm the Report.
Starkville, Oct. 13 Twenty six more
bodies have been found in the depths
of the mine which exploded Saturday
according to a report reaching the
surface this afternoon. The officials of
the company neither affirm or deny
It. This makes a total of 48 which have
been found. . y , .
''.' House Wants Inquiry.
Denver, Oct 3 The lower house
of the state legislature today asked
Governor Shaf roth to Investigate the
Starkville disaster In which probab
ly 60 miners lost their lives. It also
requested an Investigation of the Col
orado coal fields, generally.
dumont Studies stars.
Man AYuo First "Flew" Will no Lcji
ger . Dabble with the Sport. ,.
Paris, Oct. 13 Santos Dumont, thi
first man to fly has quit the game fo;
good. He has taken up astronomy as
a fad and is building a gigantic cb
servatory on the coast where he can
study the stars. He said he took up
aeronautics for sport and now that h
has conquered the air It has lost aU
excitement, so he will look elsewhen
for, something new.
Man Meets With ' Fatal AccI-
. dent While Starting Propeller.
Amerill, Tex., Oct. 13 Aviator
Thomas Benoist is dying today as a
result of an. accident while starting
his aeroplane, the propeller of which
struck his head and fractured tho
skull. . ; . , . : ;
Rales arc Suspended.
Washington, Oct. 13 The interstate
commerce commission announced that
the railroad rates Involved in the
.trans-Missouri and' Illinois freight
territorial agreement had agreed to
uie commisBion s renuest for a sus-
pension of a general rate increase un-
til February 1
"OUST THE! IS
COLONEL CAMPAIGNS FOR SENA
TOR REVERIDGE OF INI).
Refers to Lorlmer Bribery Scandal in
" Stirring Speech at Danville.
Danville,: 111., Oct. 13 Colonel
Roosevelt's Bpeech here today was
one round of denunciation for corrupt
politicians and breakers of public
faith, Speaking In connection with the
Lorlmer bribery scandal, Roosevelt
said: "Drive them out of office." '
. Senator Beveridge, of Indiana, Join
ed the party here. Roosevelt speaks
at several Indiana towns today In be
half of Beveridge who is a candidate
for re-election. : ' '
Roosevelt Wants Commission.
Ederburg, Oct. 13 Roosevelt here
this afternoon spoke In favor of a tar
iff commission and urged the re-election
of Beveridge. '.
Roosevelt said the people are in
favor of a tariff which equalizes the
coBt of production in this country
and abroad and in order to bring this
about the tariff commission Is neces
sary, "The ' difference between( the
cost of production at home and abroad
cannot be ascertained by dickering
and log rolling among the special in
terests whom tariff directly affects,"
said the Colonel.
White Is Sent to Twin Falls to As
sume Superlntendency There.
; Dan White and wife left last night
for Twlnn Falls, Idaho, where Mr.
White will superintend the Warren
Construction Co's. work in that city.
Mr. White has been superintendent of
the work in this city and It is regret
ted very much by a large number of
friends that Mr. and Mrs. White were
Bent to another field. Mr. L. D. Sulll
van, formerly with the Halley, Ida.,
work, will superintend, the remainder
of the La Grande construction.
COFFEE HOME SOLD.
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Wilson Agency Disposes of Local
Property to Spokane Woman.
, Mrs. Lampert of Spokane has pur
chased tho J. E. Coffey residence, cor
ner First and Grandy and Intends to
make her future home there. The sale
was negotiated by tho J. EV Wilson
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TUFT HEADY TO
RUMORS OF GRAFT SAID TO BE
RESPONSIBLE FOR SUDDEN
DECISION TO GO.
Gencral Belief that Charges of a Syn
t ilicat Graft Ahnnt h a-;
In Tanama, are Responsible for YIs
It by the President Taft Wants to
Visit Place at First Hand to Lenrtt
Graft's Nature., .
; 'Beverly, Ov. 13 Following a con-,'
ference with Col. Goothala, chief en
gineer of the Panama 'canal. President,
Taft. this afternoon decided to tisit ;
the Panama canal soon. The announ
cement revives the rumors of alleged ,
graft a syndicate, is about to start "
operations wub In the canal one.
Taft will first go to Cincinnati to vote ,
and later board a warship at Charles- ,
ton for the Isthmus. k
According to the story coming from '
the Panama one ' of the syndicate "
schemes to graft was to charge mono- "
rolistic prices for coal to ships pass
ing .through"1 the canal. It is believed
Taft liUends . learn . first hand
whether1 sucli a scheme is in existence.
. Methodist Lay Preachers. .
New Haven, Conn., Oct.; 13 What
promises to be one of the most inter
esting gatherings ever -held in New
Haven was opened today by the Na
tional Association of Methodist Local
or Lay Preachers. Church workers
from coast to coast are here and two
prominent English Wesleyan . lay
preachers, the Rev. John Tearle, and
the Rev.' Thomas Rowbotham are ,
among the speakers on the program.
The" sessions will continue dally for
two or three weeks. .
To 'Forestall Taft.
New York, Oct. 13 It Is statedhere
that the big new issue of Harriman
road stocks has for Us object the fore
stalling of President Tftft's newly
appointed commission on railroad
stocks and bonds. Should the findings
of the commission result in drastic
legislation, relative to future Issues
of railroad securities, the present ac
tion would be decidedly beneficial to
the road. : ' v.'- - - ' '' "
'( Athletes In New Orleans.
New' Orleans, ,Oct. 13 Athletes
from a score of cities are gathering
ln-the southern metropolis today for
the national championships of tho
Amateur Athletic Union, which begin
tomorrow and will continue through.
Saturday; The large representation
from the New York -clubs renders it
practically certain that that city will
lead In the number of points.
LUND TO BUILD HOME.
Helsom Addition to See Hew House
wo tp at unce.
Chris Lund has purchased through
the La Grande Investment Company,'
lots 1, 2 ,3 and 4 Block 4 Helaom's ad
dition, formerly owned by B. A. Men-
ham. Mr. Lund now has lumber on the
ground and a house Is under course of
construction. Mr. Lund works for the
George Palmer Lumber Co. eo these
lots makes a very desirable location,
for hta home. ... ,.
Webb Bays the GrllL ,
Lavon Zundel today retired from ac
tive relations with the firm owning
the Grill, formerly known as the Spo
kane cafe. Mr. Zundel has been trou
bled with 111 health and Is forced to
retire from the business.- Mr. Webb
will conduct the business alone here
after. .. . .'','