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VOL. XIV. - I j ju AQRANDE, UNIC
LEADERS Fl tLtO
WITH CHEER AT
lAQRANDE, UNION COUNTY; OREGON, ' i: ,; TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 1910.
8as and Minnesota will return a Bolid
. delegation. If the ' next ' congress Is
Democratic it wllj be because the Re
i publicans lost In the east. As far as I
I can see there Is no need of reorgani
zation In the Republican party. Taft
k making a good president .and he
will get a second term. I can say the
west Is beginning to appreciate Taft,
who is one of our greatest presidents."
EXCEPTIONAL! HOPEFUL IX
ALL SECTIONS. 1
With the Titanic Struggle but a Week
Away, Republican Leaders and Office
, Holders are Ready to .Rest, Heller.
U ; lng; They Hare Fongnt Winning
With the titanic and final struggle
of a long, and bitter campaign but
a iweek, off ( today, local Republican
leaders are reedy to rest on their oars,
feeling the .ticket. It safe. There may
be one exception to the, belief that Re
publicanism, will carry from top to
bottom, but even 'the one disputable
office Is going to be so close that the
outcome will be In doubt to. the last
vote. , .v ; v
County, Chairman Peare today as
serted that after a careful study of
the hues in the political horizon, he
.flodr nothing In it to prevent a com
plete and signal victory a week from
today. The chairman Is corroborated
by Secretary Matott of the Central
committee, who has been close to af
fairs through it all. While the bitter
ness of the campaign has been entire
ly outside this particular county there
bos nevertheless been a . "warmer?
campaign on here than most give
credit for. "But, after discussing the
situation with "precinct committeemen
and with others who are interested and
are in a position to know something
about it, there is little doubt as to the
final outcome In this county," said
the secretary today. . ' , . ' ;
Reports from all corners of the
county are optimistic and despite ef
forts to make the Republican . ranks
, vote to the contrary they will vote 'er
straight. Republicanism has seldom
If ever faeed fhe last week of the gen
eral 'election campaign with brighter
prospects than she does today. ;
WEST SUPPORTS. TAFT.
NIXON MAY LOSE FIGHT
Chances are That Nevada WJII Hate
Close. Senatorial. Race, ,r
Carson City, Nev., Nov. 1 Whethe't
Senator Nixon will succeed himself la
the question holding Interest .to votr
ers in the , campaign, , just -eloping.
Democrats are making a strong jlght.
against Nixon and are making special
efforts to capture the legislature 1p
oust him. v r, - - ,
HITCHCOCK "SOLID" WITH TAFT,
IS CHARGES IE
'LEG TO STAfJD DfJ
To the Public:
In a statement now. being circulated through
; the mail by one B. F. AVilson, democratic candidate
.. for county judge to the' voters of this county under
the title: ' ' -
. " Some items which ' should interest . the tax-
paye-s. of Union County, "the following statement
is made: ; .. - . ..' . , ;
"July, 190?, there was paid to J. B. Gilham
;y (County ; Clerk),' for scryiccs in the case of State
r.. . rf Cifarmn ro CTWvrlA nrt oonVioni- noon '4l77
Million; Dollar Saving.. . !
, Washington, NqV.., 1 Postmaster
General HIthcock will be a fixture in.
the Taft cabinet The president Is de:
lighted with the work of Hichcock has
accomplished and credits him with the ;
responsibility of the eleven million
dollar .reduction, in the' postal deficit.'
Taft Intends to ask the legislation in-,
traducing penny postage for letters'.,
Hifchcockln discussing the postofflce'
department today said Taft is against
the continuance of machine office
holders and believes the office should
bo taken out of politics.
ABERDEEN IS DE-
OF CENSUS i
DCRAJfD AJfSOUXCES HIS REFU
SAL TO MEET THE REQUESTS.
July, 1908, there was paid to Ed Wright (Dep
uty Cle?k)i for services in the case oJ State of Ore-,
gon vs; McDonald, an escheat case, $72.50. -
, November, 1908, there, was paid tp . Curry Bro--thers
for 'publishing, citation in the case of The ;
State of Oregon vsj McDonald, ahescheat case, the
sum of $105,50.-: ' l: h : '., , ,
Admits Many Cities are Dissatisfied
Bat Won't Allow Recount
Adviser Ascertains East nolds Key to
New York, Nov. 1 "The west is be
ginning to. believe that Wm. A. Taft
Washington, Nov. 1 An appeal of
the citizens of Aberdeen, Wash., for
a recount of the census will be de
nied, Is the announcement today by
Director Durand. "Many cities are
dissatisfied with their enumeration,"
said Durand, "but unless they have
some reason for a recount, it won't be
granted in any cases."
Vancouver, B. C, Nov. 1 Vancauver
fraternal and commercial interests
Is among the greatest presidents we , have united with the officers of tne
had," according to Secretary 6f Agri
culture Wilson who arrived today to
begin his campaign for Stlmson for
governor. Wilson' said he bad been
through 'the middle west and they
can, he believes, turn their congress
ional (representation. "Iowa, Kan-
Grand Camp of the Arctic Brother
hood to make the present anuual con
vention the ny8t Interesting In the
tistory of the order. The mes from
the frozen Northland will be enfer
tv.ned in a lavl&n manner during their
91 ay in the city.
NEW YORK STRIKE CONTINUES TO
BE GREATER IN EXTENT AND IS
New York, Nov. 1 Oue hundred
thousand teamsters, chaff eurs and
helpers maybe called the strike in
New York city and a nation-wide
strike of express drivers threatened as
the result of the strlke'of the drivers
and helpers of New York, Jersey City,
Hoboken. The executive committee of
the International Brotherhood of
teamsters met today and decided
whether to call a sympathetic Btrlke
!n New York. It Is generally believed
the council Intends to aid the strikers.
In the meantime a new monthly wage
scale for drivers In the principal cit
ies of this country is being prepared
by the international union and later
will be demanded.. The platform men
of the express companies struck today.
The companies are trying to find more
strike breakers. ' v
' The committee of striking drivers
today told Health Commissioner Ted
erle that 10,000 cars of perishable
goods will be allowed to be unloaded
and distributed among consumers. The
committee also called upon the mayor
and protested arainst the mnlnvment
of wards on wajrons driven by the
strike breakers. ,
Big crows stood near' the- express
depots and Jeered non union workmen
but did not offer violence, owing to
the presence of the police.
' . In the payment, of these items the county court
acted contrary to law and were wholly- unauthor-,
vized, besides at the time of the payment of the same'
J. B. Giljiam was receiving a salary of $150 per .
month which is all he is entitled to receive from the
county, and Ed. Wright was deputy clerk and was
drawing a salary from the county each month."
. ' Referring to the above statement I desire to
say that no part of the above mentioned $77.63 was
intended in payment of any services of Mr.' Gilham
in t.hft rnsfi of State of Oregon vs. McDonald, nor
: JW'as any part of the $72.50 as above set forth in-
A tended as payment for "any senacefwliicli I hatl,
rendered in the above entitled case. But as the
bills now on file in my office show, and as Mr. Wil
son could have easily ascertained if he desired the
truth of the matter, these two bills were made in""
thevname of the county clerk and the deputy as the
bills were for services for taking depositions of
parties residing in Scotland and in New Zealand, 1
and the money so obtained from this county was
paid directly by Mr. Gilham and myself to the par
ties entitled thereto. No part of this money re
mained either with myself or Mr. Gilham. Fur
thermore, the county has been fully re-imbursed
by the State of Oregon for ALL moneys advanced
in the case of the State of Oregon vs. McDonald,
as per previous agreement by attorney for plain
tiffs in the' case and the county court.
I have no desire to take any part in the county
judge contest, but I believe the statements made
by Mr. Wilson is a wilful misstatement of facts and
consider it to be a direct charge against myself.
To those who are sufficiently interested in this
matter to invesitgate the truthfulness of my state
ment I respectfully refer them to either Messrs.
Cochran & Cochran, F. S, Ivanhoe, Senator Oliver,
or C. II. Finn, all of whom are. attorneys of record
in the, case of State of Oregon vs. McDonald and ;
wilt substantiate the facts as I have stated them, as
will also an investigation of the records of my
office. O ': '. " .
Inasmuch as I have given my entire personal
attention, at all times tQ the county clerk's office
during my term, and have made a direct saving to
the taxpayers of at least $2500, conducting the bus
iness of the office with one less employe than any
of my predecessors I feel that my honesty and in-1
tegrity in conducting this office should not be chal
lenged by any one for political purposes. I invite
the strictest inspection of my record by anvone.
' ED. WRIGHT,
County Clerk of Union County, Oregon.
Ballinger Ready for Wiuter.
Washington, Nov. IAll Indications
show that Balllnger does not intend
to resign as secretary. Today he be
gan reorganizing his office staff with
which he will carry out the winter's .
work. Balllnger made his secretary,
Don Carr, his chief assistant, vice
E C Finly. who has taken a position
with the reclamation service. Ashmun
Brown, a pioneer editor, on the Pa
cific coast, has been appointed to suc
ceed Carr as secretary. . : '
' KevlHed Divorce Rule.
f tattle, WiUi., Nov. 1 new dl
v ue ruling brumes tffectlra in i!r
Si tile -today "and will render 'luorce
'ess easy to obtain, Among othei
iiiirn, ilv noised-' rutinw provide
o,u d-vbrce caBes' shall b' Jiled nt
I r.i" thirty days before trial. '
LOW BATES DISCONTINUED.
VOTE BEING CAST TODAY MAKE
IT A REPCBLIC IF NATIYES ,
SO DESIKE IT. f '
Ordered Effective by Tribunal bat
- ignores vy ine murvnus Again. ;
Washington, Nov. 1 The -Western
Trunk Lines, today served notice on
the Interstate Commence Commission
that the reduced freight-rates will be
put Into effect on Oct. 26 would be dis
continued after December 1. The rates
were put into effect, after the supreme
court had ordered them.' Rates affect
er are proportional tariffs between
Chicago and Mississippi points, appli
cable on fcnd through - the Atlantic
seaboard (points. Probable shippers
will oppose the railroad's attempts to
hoist the rated
C1TIX " ENGINEER INSTANTLY
KILLED BY CONTRACTOR.
Quarrel on Street Leads to Fatal End
u ,. Ing Between Engineers.
Portland, Ore., Nov. 1 Frank Por
ter, a civil engineer was shot and
Instantly killed by Charles Cottage,
prominent local contractor today at
Tenth and Brazee' streets, following a
Cottage was captured by officers and
taken to jail where he Is held pending
an Investigation. ' . ' V
( AOantIc Fleet to Crolse.
Washington, Nov. 1 Under orders
of the Navy department, battleships
of the Atlantic fleet are assembling
today In Hampton Roads preliminary
to starting on the long . cruise over
seas., sixteen battleships will com
prise the fleet, the department having
decided not' to send any cruisers or
torpedo boat destroyers as originally
planned. English and French ports
will be visited.
Bitter Struggle Within the Iland May
Lead to DJsord.!rs But'a Ffelr sod
Jnftt Yote - Is - Anticipated by-ths
. President Males Would Rather be., ,
roirUdons Than Toil the - rcrcis
Ml In Caba. ' . .t-. v' f
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Havana, Nov. 1-r-Whether Cuba Is
real 'republic and Its people fitted
for th& duties and fesponslbUitles. of
selfrgovfirnmeiit .wllUbe, to. a, great
extent decided by today's elections.
While Presldent,,Odmf hf -ftrpsrent
ly brought all-hla Influence to bear
to, secure, a, " fair and impartial cast
ing and counting of votes, the Intense
partisan bitterness which has rec
ently almost disrupted the .govern
ment may nullify jhls best efforts. The
campaign ha., been marked by strife
and bad feeling between the adherents
of the various warring parties and
serious trouble may develop at: the
polling places. Y
Municipal officers and one halt of
the members of the lower house will
be elected- The presidential elections
will come two years hence. The prin
cipal parties In the field at the present
election are the Liberals Or Zayalsts,
the Historic Liberals or Moguallsts.
Oen. Munez' Independent Liberals, the
Worklngmen's party and the Young
Cuba party. A disturbing factor is
the. Independent Party of Color, com
posed of negroes, who were ;.daled' h
the'' right io form an active political
party with a place on the ballot by a ,
law passed last summer which denied
official recognition to parties organiz
ed along racial lines. ,
. The recent disastrous storms caus
ed, a lull In polltfcial hostilities, but
election day is likely, to be marked by
a revival of partisan hatred. This is
the second election to be held In Cuba
without American Intervention. The
first, In 1904,' was marked by the gros
sest frauds, and two years later Pres
ident Palma, who had been chosen for '1
a second term, was deprived of power
by a revolution, which was followed '
by the second American Intervention
In Cuban affairs. : '''
. Under the influence of American
officials and troops, the presidential
election of two years ago was con
ducted in an honest manner and tne '
election of Gen. Gomez to the presi
dency represented the true choice of
the people. Since then .factional ani
mosities have broken out afresh, and,
(Continued on Page 4.)
NAN PATTERSON GASE MAY BE
OPENED ON CONFESSION OF 1
liICTED 10H BRIBER
New York, Nov. l--George Yeadle,
an architect and a Juror in the case
of Edward RoBenhelmer, millionaire,
was arrested today on a charge of
having offered to hang the jury for
Rosenheimer is being tried for mur
der in the first degree for running
down and killing Grace Uo'izh. Is. is.
automobile last August.
A man named Tlmons'offer, a build
er was also arrested and it Is alleged
he, representing Yeandle, made an of
fer 'to Rosenhelmer's attorney who
Informed the court The police assert
that Tlmonsoffer said Yeandle hung
the Nan Patterson Jury a few years
ago for $500.'
Probably a new Jury will be select
ed. In default of $10,000 ball, Yeandle
and Tlmonoffe were remanded to the
Tombs for an examination Thursday.
The revelatlci riil probably cause ar
Investigation of the Patterson trial
which once excited national interest.
Following Yeandle's arrest he was
excused from the jury and another
Juror selected and the case went to