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L AQRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON.
SPEAKER IX KANSAS CITY ALSO
. AFFIRMS LATE PRESIDENT
KNEW THE FACTS.
issertlon lie Knows Details of De
itructlon of the Maine In Havana
' Harbor, Army Officer Creates Denial
i From .Washington Makes Predlc.
tkras as to now the Accident Occur
red Perpetrator Killed. ; '' : ,
Kansas City, Nov. 2 The Battleship
Maine was blown up In Havana' harbor
by Joee Zavaldo, a- Cuban electrician
at Moro Castle 'according to Captain
Jasper Brady, a member of the com
mission that Investigated the catas
trophe to the worship. In "a, speech
here today. He said President Mckin
ley and the Secretary of War and the
Navy knew' this and that a part of the
electric cable " from the castle to a
bomb Is now In the war department
He predicted that a Jagged hole, the
points bent Inward will be found when
the ship is raised." ; ; ;. t; : :
Brady said that Zavaldo was after
wards shot on orders of General Blan
co. ' ;'" .' ';'
, Brady said, "Zafcvado was the man
who threw the electric switch' that
blew up 1 the Maine and killed' ' j her
sailors. The battleship was blown up
from the bottom. The President and
Secretaries of the War and the Navjj
and four army officials knew this be-'
tore war was declared. - , ,
Brady said he would not have made
public the statement if the govern
ment engineers were not already work
ing about the vessel, preparatory to
Officials Ridicule Statement.
Washington, Nov. 2 High officials
of the army and navy declared Brady's
statement Is ridiculous and that the
war department hasn't any of the ca
ble. , Nobody could affirm the story
which was received with muctf inter
YEGGMEX, ROB BANK.
Six Thousand Dollars Stolen from In
stitution by Bold Thieves.
Columbus, O., Nov. 2 Yeggmen
early today dynamttied the Merchants
A Farmers Natonal bank at Hillards
ten miles north of this city, and secur
ed $6,000 and escaped. They had a long
time before the officers arrived at the
bank. Bandits took only cash and cur
rency. Citizens were aroused by the
explosion and formed a posse and are
"ow pursuing the yeggmen.
.DISMISSAL OF WAPPEXSTEIX AL-
SO DEMANDED BY MEETING.
jSeattleltes by the Thousands Resolve
Seattle, Nov. 2 Several thousands
atfpnrlol tKa moo. muatlnv laflt Tllffht
Jo demand the recall of Mayor Gill
find the UnmlKHl of rhlf of Police
After numerous addresses by lead
ers, resolutions were adopted denounc
ing Gills' administration for permit-
pg the existence of a restricted dis
trict and endorsing the recall move
pent .. . '. :'
' MAYOR GILL (f
rjujiitK ENTERS POLITICS.
WIB Use Brownsville Affair Against
Roosevelt In New York State.
New. York, Nov. 2 Jack Johnson Is
preparing to enter politics, and is op
posed ,to Roosevelt The latest reports
are that Jack" Is doing heavy work
with the English language. The fight
er is scheduled to make a number of
speeches . in . which- the Brownsville
negro soldiers shooting affair is to be
tangled with'tfew York politics.
"Roosevelt did not help the colored
men at, Brownsville,". Bald Johnson,
"Now we are not going to help Roosevelt-
! : Put Ban on Thrillers. .
St .Poul.' Minn.. Nov.' 2 President
Hlll'f the Great Northern railway,
"believes that thrillers of the Jessee
James,' Youngar Brothers and Harry
Tracey brand of novels are calculated
to', Impair the morals of readers and
has Issued positive orders prohibiting
. w, jmtt . tutu tti)M,ur ' on
the trains of his system. For some un
known reason, . books escribing' the
exploits of bandits and wholesale as
sassins have always sold largely on
trains fend 'on railway station ' news
stands, but the patrons of the Great
Northern will hereafter be unable to
satisfy this taste for blood and thun
der. ' .' ' "
BRIAND ALONE REMAINS OF THE
New Body Organised Tonight With
Briand at Its Head Again '.
Paris, ' Nov. 2 After a stormy ses
sion today the French cabinet resign
ed as the result of an agreement be
tween some of the members and Prime
Minister Briand over the manner the
recent, railway strike was handled. r
President Falteries upheld Briand.
I alleries will ' immediately organize
a cabinet in accordance with .Briand's
Ideas. . . ;
Briand, in tendering the cabinet's
resignation, wrote -Falleries, that he
felt himself personally attacked and
he likewise wished to resign. ; '
Briand tonight conferred wlth Fal
leries and agreed to head the new
cabinet which he organized Immedi
ately. . . , . '-J, . s,: '
Greece Fears Trouble.
" Athens, Nov. 2 A great mass of
Greek malcontents, who are urging to
overthrow of the present government,
has been advertised for tonight and
the authorities are preparing for ser
ous trouble. The gathering Is for the
purpose of opening the opposition cam
paign preparatory to the election of
the 26th of this month, when the new
revisionist chamber .will be chosei.
Popular discontent with the present
regime has reached a serious charac
ter and the speedy overthrow of .the
monarchy is predicted In 'many quar
ters. Disaffection , is spreading rap
Idly In both" the army and the navy.
The recent revolution In Portugal has
been seized upon by the republican
leaders as an example of what may
be accomplished by decisive and fear
less action. It is admitted by many
of the leaders of the opposition that
the king has honestly tried to serve
the best interests of his adopted land,
but they assert that he has miserably
failed and that the time Is ripe for a
change. Few observers of the trend of
events In Greece believe that the Re
publicans are strong enough to put
their theories of government Into ef
fect, and a revolution would probably
result only In a change of rulerc.
Repairing Jewelry Store.
The.Selgrlst &.Co. Jewelry store Is
umSefc-going a icjomplete renoration.
New papering, new shelving and a
general repair contract has been
STRIKE OF TEAMSTERS' UNION
: IN NEW YORK WILL NOT TIE V
CP MAIL SERVICES.
POLICE ; LEAVE;: WAGOnS
While Express Cofnpanlesare Moirlng
- Some Freight, Ramification : of ' the
Strike in New York May Soon Spell
Call 6f Federal Troops to New York
MouEtea retirement are Seen on
Streets But None oa Wagons.'
New Yorki. Nov. 2 -Mall wagons,
guarded by federal 'troops,' -will ob
tain soon In New' York if threats 'of'
the teamsters' union to calta general
strike1 is 'carried"' out. GerieraT iead.
anarters .'announced '. today that TmaH
wagon drivers will be cailed puif'the
srlke'flnally decided . V JV. ,
'Vice President Hoffmda-ot the In
ternational Brotherhood of Teamsters
said today the unionists will try to se
cure a settlement : ''
' Taxles Strike Too. VVV;;
. If .there is no 'agreement tomofrow
night general strike .will be recom
mended.. , V,.-!.1 ' : ' . ,: ?
; The situation of the express drivers
strike is improved' today. .'The strike
has spread to the taxkab drivers who
refused to take out their machines to
day.. Following the" strikers conference
with Mayor Gaynor, express companies
wagons were taken1 out of the barns,
manned only by strikebreakers. No
policemen rode but' mounted police
guarded them. Only a limited number
ot wagons were used. Freight Is piling
up rapidly. .
OUTBREAK FOLLOW SHORT LULL'
IX CHICAGO STRIKE.
Policemen Shoots Into Crows of Strft.
; Shirtwaist Girls. ! :
Chicago, Nov. 2 Rioting broke out
afresh this f afternoon. The : police
charged the strikers and used clubs
freely and once shot into the crowd.
A number of . society women pickets
were roughly handled. ' '
A committee of strikers called upon
Chief of Police Steward. and complain
ed of the treatment He said, "My men
use clubs when necessary. If there is
any complaints of treatment'. I will
investigate after this Btrike Is over.
Automobiles rolled from fashion
able North Shore residences to the
striking district bearing society girls,
undisooitraged by th outbreaks, to
continue their suppoTt of the strikers.
Most of the eocity girls are dressed
as working girls and took their places
on the picket lines.
' Billiard Championship.
New York, Nov. 2 Willie Hoppe, the
youthful billiard wizard,' will tonight
defend his title as 18.1 world's cham
pionship against the skill and cun
ning of the older master of the game,
Qyrfi F. SIooa. T! sann will be
of BOO points and the championship
trophy will go to the victor. Hoppe Is
confident that he will retain the tltta
and if he plays up to his usual form,
few believe, that Slosson will stand a
chance. . .
LEADERS GASP AT
ASSURES DELEGATION OF WOMEN
HE WILL NOT BE PRESIDENT
: IN NEXT TERM.
POUTICiAfJS . NONPLUSSED
Jfay Hate Been Joking But Leaders
. Can't See Wbj h , Should Make
Such, a Statement, at This Time
. Whispered he Took the. Occasion to
ForeruhJ His Refusal to Again Be.
come a Candidate for President
:: Washington,' Nov.' 2 President Taft
threw ' Washington Into'-excitement to-'
day by an Indirect declaration that he
would not' again be a candidate' for
the presidency. Taft 'declared he ex
pected to be- IWng-la Cincinnati In
1914He madthe statement toa com
mitjtee ' of "? women" ' representing the
SiBte'rhood'of Rodeph Shalom, a Jew-
fth" congregation of Pittsburg; who In
vited the president to attend r their
conclave In Pittsburg In 1914. "Thank
you ladles, I expect to be living In
Cincinnati then' and will be delighted
to run over." said he president ;
While he might hare meant it as a
Joke, politicians assert he would not
bo likely .to Jest on the matter.
It Is unknown whether Taft meant
It Jokingly? was Just his whim to
announce his s retirement" that way.
The committee, was astounded at the
manner in which he accepted the In
vitation. ' '. . .. :
Tkft's remark coming as it does
shortly after the reports that he does
not expect to be a candidate for a sec
end term carries some weight
IMPORTANT MEX IX LABOR CIR.
CLES NOW IX LOS ANGELES. '
Times InTestlgstlon Calls for Presence
, of Prominent Leaders-
Los Angeles, Nov; 2 Three leaders
of organized labor will arrive In this
city today and will go before the. Jury
investigating the Times dynamiting
tomorrow or late this afternoon. They
are, 0. A. Tvletmoe, secretary of the
State Building Trades Council, Ai E.
Yoell, secretary of the Asiatic Ex
elusion league and Antone Johannson,
a member of the state federation. '
Tvletmoe, who it is said knows
Smithy, the suspected dynamiter, re
fused to talk. The trio are represented
by an attorney. Several of the San
Francisco witnesses, mostly employees
of the powder works, testified today.
THOMAS BRUCE ARRESTED.
Former Theatre Manager Charged
With Non.Support of- Family.
Thomas Bruce, formerly manager of
the Alrdome theatre and connected
with various show houses of the city,
was arrested last night on a charge
of not supporting his wife and family,
lie as arraigned this morning and
the ease set for 8 clock this after
noon when he will be given a prelim
inary hearing. Mr. Bruce has Just re
turned to La Grande from Enterprise
where he ran a picture house this sum
mer. . .
LAYING BRICK WALLS.
Constrnclon of New . Machine Shops
Actually Started This Afternoon. .'
AH prellmnarles are ready for lay
ing brick for the new machine shops
and the work is under way.' Cement
conduits for the plumbing and steam
pipes will be finished this week and
then all cement work on the big build
ings will have been completed.
Rats "Chaw Tobacco.
Big Stone, S. D Nov, 2-r-That rats
are tobacco chewers and extremely
fond of the weed la the discovery of a
Big Stone grocer. For months past
J much tobacco has mysteriously disap
peared irom the store Recently,, In
removing the floor, the home ot a fam
ily of rats was discovered, and In it
were several ; plugs of . tobacco, all
partly devoured. It Is believed that the
grocery store rats carried on a, flour
lshng trado In tobacco with all the ro
dents f-thiVlllr. ivurtrfoTva tt
plugs ha v recently -been found In
other ana distant places Infested by
irats;; Now that the. source of tobacco
snupply Is rendered unavailable, It is
expected that there will be much suf
fering among the rodent who have
become confirmed. In the habits and
some of the tender-hearted corner
store loafers are talking ot appealing
In behalf of" the rats -to the Society
for the Suppression of Cruelty to anl.
mals. ' ,'. ' ' .)..
BETTING IS IS BRISK ON BOWER-
MAX AS THE FAYORITE.
Bell Candidacy In California Ig Not
Encouraging To Date.
Portland, Nov. 2Bettlng today is
eight to five that Bowerman, the Re
publican nominee will win over Os
wald West, the Democratic guberna
torial, nominee These figures obtain
after last week estimates from the
rural districts. ' . '
Bell Deemed ft Loser. k
San Francisco, Nov. 2 Betting Is
two to one that Hiram Johnson, the
Republican will win over 'Bell, the
Democratic gubernatorial nominee.
Deadwood Opposes "Lid." ;;
Dea4wood, 8. D., Novt 2 If Dead-
wood Dick should return to the town
he made famous, and, entering a place
of liquid refreshment, salute the com
pany with the genial Invitation, "Step
up, gents,' and name your plzen," one
shudders to think what would happen
to our hero. For it has come to pass
with1 the election six days away that
Deadwood is a reformed town, wearing
a lid and other habiliments of effete
civilization and conducting itself ac
cording to the laws made and provided
by the tenderfooted mollycoddles in
habiting the eastern portion, of ; the
state. An antl-treatlng law Is among
the statutes and the cheerful saluta
tion of Deadwood Dick above quoted
is taboo.. Saloons are now forced to
close their doors at 11 o'clock, an hour
at which things usually begin to liven
np In Deadwood of old. The gam bier b
have been ordered to move on, and
many have done so. The same reform
spasm has hit the neighboring city ot
Lead.' Many believe that the reform
movement is only a pre-election out
burst and that the "good old times"
will return again when the battle of
ballots is over. . t
' Ware House Afire.
Reports brought in this, evening
rfom the Pierce spur, say the Pierce
narchooRe was ignited by sparks from
a los's-nlir train thla afternoon and at
pres stlme It Is reported to be still
burning. Mr. ricrce could not bo
found, and telephone communications
could be established with the scene of
the fire this evening.
' position ;.
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SPAIII (IS PLOT
DISCOVERED JUST AS IT WAS TO
BE ENACTED. NEVfS CENSCR- I
ED EXTREMELY STRICT. '
With-No News Available From the
. Kingdom, .Europe Fears. the Worst
to be Transpiring Within the Bon
Already ArrestPdr-PIan to. Over- '
Throw the Crown Xlpped Timely
'V' , ':'''r;.i-r' " V,V;
' London, Nov. 2--Dlspatches today
front Limdon,.declaie,.that the:, Spanish
government has uncovered a revolu
tionary plot. Goverment officials ad- '
mtt;it- Wholesale rreSts,..ar6. being
made and the nation's .principal 'cities
are crowded with polltlcar prisoners.
The plot was discovered just si It
was to be carried out Reports here
say an outbreak Is, eminent Officials
denial of the Spanish government, say
lng the rumored, outbreak at Madrid
and Barcelona did not occur, strength
ens the belief that the situation is cri2
tlcal. ' : ; ''..,,',.'". ; ''" '" J ' :
Censorship of news from Spain Is
The .Paris correspondent to the
Morning Telegraph cabled rumors of
the outgreak at Madrid had been re
ceived but he "couldnt confirm It. One
report said the 'plotters endeavored to
culminate the army in1 an uprising
this afternoon. Jails at Madrid are
filled with those arrested. ' x
. Absence of , authentic information
has caused grave anxiety here. Though
official dental had reached the gov
ernment circles, unofficially, It wai
admitted that the lack of full details
Indicates that something ordinary has
.. Queues Must Go. 5 ,
Peking, Nov. 2 An imperial . edict
was issued by the emperor today com
mands all representatives of the gov
ernment outside of China to cut off
queques.. The edict takes immediate
effect and Is made appllable especial
ly to all members of diplomatic and
consular service, v
; Makes Final Effort.
Washington, Nov. 2 A final effort on
the part of the government to force
Augustus Helnze to face trial on the
charges of defrauding the. Mercantile
National bank of New York was made
today when the Supreme Court was
asked to review the action of U. 8.
Judge Hough In New York who quash
ed most of the counts against, the cop
per magnate. V
SEEDS SENT IN FROM EUROPE TO
TLANT LOCAL FORESTS.
Seed Will be Planted This Year and
Is Aimed to Reforset Woods.
Medford, Ore., Nov. 2 The local
forestry officials are making prepara
tions to start the work of reseedlng
portions of the areas burned over by
forest fires this summe.
Owing to lack of American seeft
some European varieties of Pine, Nor
wegian spruce and European larch
have been secured. They will grow la
this country. , ,
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