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AT ELGIN IS
EXHIBITS FROM OTIIEK TOWNS
MAKE SPLENDID DISPLAY OF
APPLES AT ELGIN SHOW.
SISTER TOWNS ATTEND
SiKtlal Trains Run to Union and Re
turns Bringing Excursionists From
That Place Over One Thousand One
Tier Boxes on Display When the
Doors Open on Annnal Apple Show
Elgin, Nov. 4 (Special) Elgin's ap
ple show opened this morning with
over 1,000 onetler apple Wes on
display, including the territories oi
Cove, Union, , Wallowa, Imbler and
Elgin. Eawyer & Green of Imbler,
have an especially fine exhibit.
The apples are of the best In the
county and the display is one of
beauty and instruction to apple grow
ers. The price lists have been really
worth while and the exhibitors are
running many close races for the high
The doors opened on the annual
event this morning and will remain
open until tomorrow.
Union Delegation Unique.
On account of the lateness of Num
ber 17, the excursion to Elgin was
slightly delayed. The local railroad
offices met the issue by sending a
special; train to Union to br,ing' the
fifty from there, and on . its arrival
here, it was Joined by the happy La
The Union people carried a nobby
badge. The yellow ribbon was sup
plied with a small Pippin apple
under which was "We are' pippens
Exhibit Space Taken.
Spokane, Wash., Nov. 4 (Special)
Twenty-eight district displays from
Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana
and California to occupy booths rang
ing from 10 by 12 feet to 30 by 12
feet, have been entered for the third
National Apple show in Spokane, Nov
ember 14 to 19, and the apple show in
Chicago, November 28 to December 4,
Yakima Commercial, Club, North
Prosser Commercial Club, Prosser,
Klickitat County Development
League, Goldendale, Wash.
Lewlston Commercial Club, Lewis
Kalispell. Chamber of Commerce,
Hood River Combmerclal Club, Hood
La Grande Commercial Club, La
Grande, Ore. ...
Lyle Business Men'B Association,
Ferry County Federation of Com
mercial clubs, Republic, Wash.
Apple Show Commttee, Cashmere,
Twlsp Apple Growers, Twisp, Wash.
Sunnyside Fruit Growers' associa
tion, Sunnyslde, Wash.
Coour d'Alene Commercial Club,
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho.
Ellpnsburg Chamber of Commerce,
Stevens County Federation of Com
mercial Clubs, Washington.
Bedford Commercial Club, Medford,
Spokane County Horticultural So
Eureka Commercial Club, Eureka,
Western Montana Apple Show, Mis
Mabton Growers' association. Mab
Ren H. Rice, secretary and manager
f. the show, says there will be from
Ave to seven others, including one or
tu uom unusn Columbia.
Gold medal banners and special
prizes will be awarded to the best
collection of apples grown on irrigat
ed and non-Irrigated lands exhibited
by commercial clubs, associations, un
ions, counties or districts. Any num
ber of varieties may be entered. There
is no restriction on the number of ap
ples used and the judging will take In
to consideration the general arrange
ment, attractiveness, pack, varieties,
condition and color.
TheBe entries are exclusive of those
competing in the carload and other
classes for prizes and premiums of a
total of $20,000. The Judging will be
gin on November 14 and it is expect
ed to complete the work in tim eto an
nounce the awards on November 17.
Cupid In Politics.
Milwaukee. Wis., Nov. 4 Whether
it is true that "all the world loves
a lover" -will be demonstrated at the
polls next Tuesday. P. E. McGovern,
cpUuiK.au candidate lor governor
has promised to marry if elected, and
this, alliance with Cupid as a running
mate is though to have made his suc
cess certain. .
ENORMOUS QUANTITY OF POWDER
IS FOUND IN SAFE. '
Halsten Store Entered and Several
Hours Spent in Drilling Steel.
Yeggmen last night unsuccessful
ly attempted to blow up the Bafe in
the F. D. Haisten second hand store,
and though their Intentions were not
realized, they left distinct traces of
their strenuous efforts and but for
the fact that a monster charge of gun j
powder was not ignited when the I
fuse was touched off, the safe and
building, no doubt, would have been
wrecked. A large quanitity of un
burned powder was removed from the
bottom of the safe this morning.
The safe was tapped from above, the
safe crackers having broken into the
Masterson blacksmith shop to pro
cure the brace and bit wherewith to
puncture the safe. Nearly a foot of
steel was bored through with a quarter-inch
bit and a large bottleful of
powder poured into the hole. Fortu
nately for the owner of the safe, the
explosion which took place reached
only such powder as had clung to the
hole and crept into the top sheeting
of the safe. One piece of steel was
twisted and the top of the Inner door
bears marks of burned powder. Less
than 16 inches below where the ex
plosion had taken place, lay enough
powder not only to wreck the safe but
the building. The fact that the fuse
was Incorrectly place leads to the
supposition that novices were at the
Leave Distinct Truces.
With a shoe pin picked up on the
railroad track, the yeggmen had pried
up a window In the Masterson black
smith shop. Procuring tools, they
moved toward the rear door of the
Halsten place of business. In the alley
way the men poured powder n the bot
tle, spilling considerable quantities
on the ground. Three doors were op
ened with implement which were
heavy enough to batter them down,
and the safe was reached. The ex
tremely difficult task of puncturing
the safe must have required several
hours and as the work was commenc
ed sometime after midnight, daylight
may have prevented fulfillment of
their purposes. Mr. Halsten left the
etore at, 11: 20 last night
So intent were the men on the task
of breaking open the safe that they
overlooked the cash till a few 'feet
away and did not molest any of the
goods in the store. The theory that
the men were scared away by ap
proaching daylight' seems very plaus
ible. They left all their tools at the
IN flTTEM PT TO
UNION COUNTY, OREGON.
WORKMEN WILL MARCH ON BAR
CELONA TOMORROW MORN.
ING AND FIGHT.
Bo mors of Alfonso's Death ContJned
to be Published In Response to
Appeals, Reinforcements are liar
rled to Barcelona Where Work,
men will Center Attack to Wk
Spain a Republic. Bloodshed Feared.
London, Nov. 4 The Star today pub
lished a rumor that King Alfonso had
been assassinated. It Is not generally
credited. ;, ' ' , . j,, '.
' ' Crisis Is Reached. : -:iP. "'
Barcelona, Nov. 4 Workmen of 8a
badel voted tonight to march on. Bar
celona at daybreak for the purpose
of starting a revolution establishing
republicanism in Spain. The fight be
tween the industrial strikers and the
strike breakers are occurlng ohurly
here and at Sabhdel likewise. Authori
ties are powerless to prevent, blood
shed. They have appealed to Madrid
for reinforcements. Three were killed
and a number are dying from sabres
of the military. . , - I
Madrid, Not. 4 In response to ur
gent appeals from Barcelona Captain
General Weiler has ordered the rp oh"
llizatlon of forty thousand troops at
Barcelona, Reinforcements were
Bowerman Big Favorite.
Portland, Nov. 4 Bowerman is a
10 to 7 favorite over West today.
The land office in La Grande has had
some of the most complex land mat
ters before It of late and Register F.
C. Bramwell and Receiver Colon Eber-
hart have been working overtime on
the cases. A number have been decid-'
ed after careful study oi each bit of
evidence introduced, among which are
the following very Important ones:
The United States vs. heirs of No
ra Ely, deceased. This land is located
near Gurdane, Umatilla county. De
fault entered against eleven of the
heirs, and the entry held for cancella
tion. The United States vs. Maud Morris,
involving a timber and stone entry
in Township 6 S. R. 29 E. The gov
ernment alleges that the entry was
made as the result of a conspiracy be
tween the entryman, Dr. P. B. Mc
Swords and John L. Avers, and after
they were drowned it is alleged that
J. W. Scrlber, S. W. Spencer and A.
B. Thompson, with full knowledge and
for the furtherance of said copsplr
acy, caused the money to be paid to
the land office, for the completion of
the entry. Default entered against the
claimant, and the entry held for can
The United States vs. the heirs of
Eliza McLaughlin, now deceased. This
entry is near Guardane, Oregon. The
claimant submitted proof and after
wards transferred to J. A. McLaugh
liu, all her title to the lands; but the
department held the proof to be Insuf
ficient, and preferred charges against
the entry. Default entered and entry
held for cancellation.
The United States vs. Minnie.E. Phil
Hps, widow of Robert P. Safford, de
ceased. Default entered and ent held
Frank R. Brown vs. James B. Gil
ham. J. T. Williamson appeared for
, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER
COAL LID GRAF!
ACTION OF SPOKANE GRAND
JURY PAVES WAY FOR SUB
Governors, Senators and Representa
tives Among Those Involved In
dlrtmentg Returned Against Prom
inent Washington State Men Bil.
lion l)ftt1aftf WnrtU of r.l I.....?
May be Cancelled From Entry.
Spokane, Nov. 4 The action of the
grand Jury yesterday afternoon, in re
turning Indictment charging con
spiracy to defraud the- United Stat e$
outlet approximately twenty thous
and acres of coal lands worth pro
bably $200,000,000 Is believed today
launches a national scandal and fort
shadows the Intention of the govern
ment to cancel all coal land- Qllngs
In Alaska valued at a billion.
Those indicted are Raymond Crown
and Wm. Dunn of Spokane; Ex-Mayor
Harry White, Charles Dougherty and
Charles McKenzle, a real estate agent,
cousin of White, all of Seattle, Don
aid McKenzle, a capitalist of Wash
ington D. C, and Alaska.
', Several men prominent in the coun
try, Including Government Glllett of
California, Congressman McLoughlln
eh California. ex-Governor McGraw
of Washington; Henry Oxnard of, New
York, and President of American Beet
Sugar Company, are Involved but not
criminally. Their names are among
assignees of the 131 claims now under
Brown. Default entered against Gil
ham and entry held for cancellation.
Alfred F. Waller vs. Roy J. Rhea.
Default entered and entry held for1
The George Palmer . Lumber Com
pany vs. Alice M. Snow. This Is a case
Involving a tract of land below Elgin,
of which Edwin A. Snow, husband of
the defendant, made commutation
proof and afterwards sold the land
to the Palmer Lumber company. It ap
pears that the proof was Insufficient
and was held for rejection, allowing
Snow the right to submit supplemen
tal proof, which he refused todo. Be
fore the proof was finally rejected.
Snow relinquished, and Mrs. Snow fil
ed the timber and stone application for
the land. On the date set for the final
proof the Palmer Lumber company
filed a protest gainst the same on the
grounds that they were the owners of
the land, by purchase, and after a
hearing was had, Mrs. Snow's proof
was suspended and Snow's original
homestead entry re-Instated for the i
purpose of showing a sufficient com
pliance with the law under his com
mutation proof. A hearing was held
and the local office has decided that
Snow complied with the law, recom
mending that patent be Issued under
his homestead entry. If this decklon
stands, the Palmer Lumber Company
will secure complete title to the land.
Wheeler C. Buckner vs. Lill'ru A.
Spicer. Decision In favor of the plain
tiff and entry held for cancellation.
W. C. E. Pruitt, attorney for plaintiff
and J. H. Raley for defendant.
Charles I. Johnson vs. A. A. Greer,
a3 guardian for Hiram G. Clark, D. W.
fll MEN INVOLVED
Sheahan for plaintiff and A. S. Cooley
for defendant. Decision for plaintiff,
holding entry for cancellation.
Adolph C. Christman vs. William L.
UodreU. J. T. Williamson for plain
tiff and J. D. Slater, attorney for de
fendant Decision for plaintiff, entry
held for cancellation.
Snow In Pennsylvania. '
New York. Nov. 8 The first heav;
storm of the season Is raging in the
east today. It extends froin'CapeHat
teras to Maine. Snow, rain and wind
prevailed for thirty-six hours. The
telegraphic communication 1b inter
rupted somewhat. Communication be
tween Washngton and this city was
cut oft most of the day. In New: Yorl
a cold, heavy rain prevailed and it
eastern Pennsylvania there is a foot oi
snow. ' :.
Tariff Board Report.
.Washington, Nov. 4 It is announc
ed that the f rst public report of the
National TarU'f Board will be issued
at a banquet to be given by the Chi
cago Association of of Commerce on
Dec' 3 next. Prof. Emorjl, who occu
pies the chair of political economy at
Vale, will attend the dinner and de
liver an address explaining the re
port in detail. Prof. Emory Is chair
man of the tariff board. Other speak-
f will V
Blatant secretary of the treasury, and
Alvin H. Sanders, editor of the Breed
ers Gazette, both members of the
WHEN SOBER DENIES HIS STATE
VENTS BASED ON TRUTH.
Seventeen of Them had Formed Con.
splracy to Destroy the Times. r
Phoenix, Ariz., Nov. 4 A man glv
lng his name as Filham was arrested
today and is being held pending an In
vestigation of a story he Is alleged to
have told concerning the Times dy
namitlng. According to the chief of
Polle, Moore, the man was heard to
say that the dynamiting of the Times
waB the result of a conspiracy involv.
lng 17 men including himself.
A Frenchman named Embray he
said was chosen to plant the explo
sive beneath the building. In Jail today
the man said he might have made the
statement as he was intoxicated last
night, but they were not true.
Long Anto Race.
Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 4Tomor
row midnight will witness the start
of what Is likely to prove one of the
most Interesting automobile contests
ever held In the Southwest. The cars
entered will race across the Colorado
deBert to Phoenix, Ariz. The Maricopa
Automobile Club of Phoenix will
award $3,500 prize money to the win
ners. -After the finish of the road race
there will be a series of track events
in which all the cars which competed
in the road race must be starters.
Teamster's Strike ImmnlenL
New York, Nov. 4 It Is expected a
general strike of teamsters may be the
result from the mass meeting of the
Teamsters' union scheduled for this
afternoon. It is predicted 30.000 men
will be called out and that the traffic
of New York will be at a standstill.
Vice President Hoffman of the Inter
national Brotherhood of Teamsters
asserted that the strike would be fall
ed unless the express companies ac
ceed to demands. j
Wheat Harvest I
Buenos Ayres, Nov. 1
vesting is in progrer"1''
parts of Argentina '
or two will se
When in need of
grain or in
cut glass, band pain
, , by a first class Jewel
lster of agrl"' " ' .
cat mil uc
tory of the QUR"ty g00U-
for export, a . If your eyes tro uble
total of at
a a tte the V. &.
TELLS OF THE
TIES CASE ,
NO ONE SAW THE ACCIDENT AND
DEFINITE DETAILS AlLE NOT
LEAVES WIDOW AND A SOU
Fellow Workman, Near at the Time
. Did Not See the Accident-Two Men
Had Been Sent to Unload Logs at
the Tracks Near Itond Chest
frs Inquest Being Held This AN
In a manner not definitely known,
E. J. Johnson, a resident of North
La Grande, was instantly killed at
the log pond at the Palmer Mill this
morning about 9 o'clock. Mr. Johnson
and J. A. Carlson bad been sent out
to unload a carload of logs, standing
on the tilted racks by the skids where
the logs can conveniently roll Into
the pond. The two men parted, one
going to one car and Mr. Johnson td
another. After working a few min
utes, Mr. Carlson looked for his fel
low workman but failed to locate him,
A hasty search revealed one hand '
reaching up from the pond itself,
and further Investigation , disclosed
he had been crushed under a log,
which presumably had fallen from
the top of, the JoAd.fi.IJ.-fhet was
crushed, his Jaw broken and he had
evidently been Instantly killed, for
only a few minutes elapsed from the
time the men parted at the train un
til Carlson noticed the workman. .
A coroner's Jury is being held this
afternoon. . "
The deceased Is survived by a widow
and one son, aged seven years. The
family lived with Mr. and Mrs. Louis
Strom on Second street Mr. Johnson
was 35 years of age. ,
' To Launch Huge Airship. .
London, Nov. 4 In a huge shed at
Barrow, workmen are putting the fin
ishing touches on Great Britain's first
great aerial cruiser, and the big air
ship will soon be ready for launch
ing. Until that event takes place, "Na
val Airship No. 1", as it is officially
known, remains a mystery. It is
known that she will be the largest
and, probably the speediest airship
ever built, but the details of her con
struction and alleged superiorits are
known only to the officials directly
concerned. Hundreds of guards pa
trol the vicinity of the Barrow work
shop to keep' off spies, and curiosity
seekers. ' .';'
The knowledge that Great Britain Is
soon to have a great war airship has
served to relieve the fears of millions
of Englishmen, who have been kept
awake at nlght'by dread of a German
airship invasion. !
It is said that the total c6st of the
new airship will reach the half mil-"
lion mark, which Is much - beyond
the original estimate ctf $350,000. Tha
envelope of the balloon la pf a Becret
composition resmebllhg aluminum,
but alleged to be stronger than that
me'-n'AwjtKWjts are to be attached,
e are expect-
. ns well
anything in watches, clocks, Jewelry,
ted China, or any other article carried
ry store, Investigate our prices before
ave money, and be sure of securing
you, have then fitted by an opJ
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