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HOME STATE IS
OHIO GREETS PRIMDFNT TIFT
ON HIS TOLT. OF TBE MID
LITTLE POSE. IS SEEN
Rational Corn Exposition is Especial
Most to . President Tnit Today a
the Executive Visits His Own State
5Iotor Cars Jn -'Waiting lis the
Present Arrives Late in the Pay
4b O t & &
I aft Irgcs lteciprocity.
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Speaking here today President
Speaking here today Preal-.
dent Taft urged the new Cani
adian reciprocity treaty, the
greatest reason being . it
would unite the two countries
to advantage to both. It
would not hurt- the farmers
he fcald. tor though he was
a Republican and believed In
protection,' the articles im-
"norted from Canada are
where conditions of labor are
the same and no Justification
. to be protective. . .
to be protective.. Evening en
gagements have been cancel
led on account of Taft'0 sore
ColumbuB, 0., Feb. 10 A large sec
tion of President 'faffs home state
.had the first opportunity today to wel
come him since ha became president.
From the time his special train cross
ed the Ohio rfver" this morning until
Us arrival In the capltoL-early this
afternoon the president was given' a
'continuous ovation. Crowds sather:.d
at every station to clfeer the msting
ulshed traveler and e 'ery cros3 roads
furnished its little knot of men, wo
men and children, who waved hats
and "handkerchiefs as the presidential
special apisd along, .'
The presidential party reached Co
lumbus promptly on schedule time
this afternoon. Cti the arrival of the
special train at, the; Union station,
where .thousands of,che?ripg peopl j
had gathered! a special reception com
mittee of one hundrrtl leading cit!-z'-ns
made a pa3sar-'.vay to Broad
Ftreet, where motor cars were in
watting. Governor , Harmon, '; Mayor
Marshall and the officials of the Na
tional Corn Exposition were on hand
to greet the distinguished visitor. The
president ' expressed himself delight
ed with being in Ohio. "
In accordance with President Taft's
wish there was no parade and no mili
tary escort. The party proceeded at
: once to the Ohio State Fait grounds,
where the president delivered a pub
lic address before the National Corn
Exposition that has been In progress
there the past ten days. As soon as he
. had concluded his address the presi
dent made a tour of the exposition,
the Boy Scouts furnishing the escort.
The programme for the remainder of
, the day and evening called for an au
tfwrurtitu ride about the city and a
dinner as a guest of the offlctala of the
National Corn Exposition and a num
ber of leading citizens. At 9.45 to
night President Taft resumes his
Journey to Sprlmgfleld, . 111., where he
has an engagement to speak, at the
Lincoln anniversary banquet tomorrow
Springfield A wfats the President
' Springfield, 111., Feb. 10 The finish
ing, touches to the preparations for
the visit of President Taft and the
annual banquet of the Lincoln Memor
ial Association, at which the Presi
dent will speak tomorrow night, where
completed today. The downtown sec
tlon of the city la donning patriotic
, attire In honor of the occasion. The
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LA -GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON.
Photo ty Amet'tean Prem Af.soolatloa
BOBKKT M. LA FOTjIiFflE.
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Joseph, Feb. 10 (Spec:) Additional
details of the shooiing yesterday when
V. L. Winder killed his wife and sister-in-law
and then suicided, are
cropping out today whisa'the heat of
the excitement attending the first ru
mors have died down.
Divorce Proceedings to Blame..
" It is now plain that the shooting
of Mrs, Winder by her crazed husband,
wa3 move or l-ss deliberate and he
afterward expressed his satisfaction
at' his deed. But the killing -of Mrs.
Rinehart was an aftermath of the real
killing. To the neighbors where Win
der placed his child he talked but lit
tle, but did admit' that he killed Mrs.
Rinehart because he was fore e"d to as
she interceded In behalf of her slsta r
GltlSCOlt ARBITES FROM ITALY
. TO TAKE UP SEARCH. .
Clew Thought Uncoyered at Belling,
ham Prdtes Erroneous. .
Belllngham, Feb. 10 Dorothy Ar
nold, who was reported found at Van
couvot, B. C. through letters iOi-
day to be another Dorothy. She l',n
old resident of this city, Instead ot
warded from this city, was found to-
the missing heiress. ,
Grlscom on the Search. ,
New. York, Feb. 10 Believing Dor
othy Arnold, the missing New York
heiress Is alive, George Grlsoom, Jr.,
a wealthy PhUadelphlan today began
an Independent search for her. He has
Just arrived from Italy, but declined
to say he would marry the girl If he
found her. "y
' Fnneral Tomorrow.
The funeral of Mrs. Sonorah Wllley
who died Tuesday will be held tomor
row forenoon. The wrrlces take placi
at 1906 Oak street and Interment will
oocur at Summenrllle.
. Sirens e-ar of Esli.njer
In Vi.v.l 6;i tl-.
Senuior Kobftrt 31. La Follctte, Who
Attemjits to Tut the Cnnningliara
Issue up the Prrstdent and Senator
Knute lson. Accused I)y La Fol
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; Issue Dodg-lug Bills Introduced
by e!son to Throw Kesponsibility
r oTthe Courts and BelleTe President
Taft. lson lias been a Warm Sup
porter of Cnunlughnm and Hailing,
er.: -..v.,; ,r.
whom she discovered to be In danger
of her life. Winder expressed regret
at having killed the second woman as
she was entirely out of ' the family f
troubles. ; Mrs.'' Winder had indicated .1
her desire to secure a divorce, it has
been learned, and that was the cause
of the sad affair. '.
Intense Jealousy entertained by the
husband Is claTmud by friends of the
dead woman to have actuated her In
the attempts to a separation from Win
der. :,. " ;V;,-:':;.1
The triple funeral will be held at
Joseph Sunday morning . at 10; 30
Tha bodies are in the local morgue
today and have been seen by many.
All three died from bullet wounds .In
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POINTS OCT ERRORS IN STATE
STENTS OF PORTLAND UK.
Without Tenting Spleen Local Judge I
: Makes Reply.
In reference to a letter published
by the Oregonian and the Obscver a
few days since relative to Aichitect
Cfuntt, Circuit Judge J. W. Knowiea
yesterday published an open te ter in
the Oregonian. It follows:
My attention having been called to
a communication appearing in the
Oregonian of yesterday orei- the sig
nature of H. J. Hockenberry in which
,he unmercifully attacks M. C. Gauntt,
'the architect who planned and super
Intended the construction of the La
Grande high school building as being
a "grafter" of the wots kind and
the La Grande school district as hav
'ng been "grafted by him, as acting
chairman of the Board of Directors
of the La Grande school district, I
ask for space to answer the communl-
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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 1911.
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El Paso, Feb. 10 It Is reported io-
day that the Mexican revolutionary
Junta litis ducided to depose General
Jiczco .and make .General - Soto, conir
'.nandwof the insurccto" forces he
selglug Juarez. This action it is bp.Ic!,
Is tho rtsult of a row between Orrro
pnd nianco. -
. Scrap Fntty Scon. v..
Eut'ln the meantime, the expecta
tion', of ' a scrap between Federuliat.s
and revolutionists under Navarro and
Orozco . are 'strong today. ,Na.va;o, is
eponect steadily approaching Juatea J
along the Mexican central Hue,
jamng.vUe tracKs as he pi ov?i esses
George T. Cochran, Water Commls
sioner Who Attacked Senator OlWer
, Allegeing He Attempted . to Pass
v Laws for His Own Particular Bene-
fit. ).V'..':-".: :"," ,'
Lord Hcresfnrd 4r fi.V
London, Feb. 10 Admiral : Lord
Charles Beresford, one .of the. most
popular ofScers who ever wore a Brit
ish naval uniform, received a veri
table flood of congratulations today
on the occasion of his six.ty-,flfth birth
day anniversary Bth tha King and
Queen were among those to send mes
sages of greeting to the gallant old
sea fighter. Lord Charles, ci "Char
lie," as he is lovingly callrd by Eng-
! lishmen every where,, is the second son
of the late . Marquis of Waterrord.
and a cousin of Lord pedes, who rec
ently married Miss Vivien Gould.
Lord Charles entered the navy as a
cadet when he was fifteen, and, though
yrcmotlon came to him rapidly, it was
not until 18S2 that the bombardmeiit
of Alexandria . mada htm world-famous
as a naval fighter,
ROAD BILLS TP. TODAY.
Strennous Tussels Polled Off at Salem
Over Better Road Measures. ' .
Salem, Feb. .10 a strenuous tussle
is on In the house today over the 'var
ious good road bills which were made
.V special order of business. Lobbies
are packed with friends and foes for
the measures. ; ' v ."
To Address Cnhersity Students
. Decatttr, III., Feb. 11 Decatur Is j
anticipating with a lively Interest the
visit of President Taft here tomorrow.
1 uo riro.ucun OLajr m in is vil will
be' brief, only long enough to dellv-
James Millken university and to mem
bers of the Illinois Schoolmasters' ,
tlal party will make the Journey from
Decatur to Springfield over the lines
of the Illinois Traction company.
Representative Wm. B. McKlnley, who
Is president of tbe company, has
placed hie private car at the disposal
of tbe president.
'Oroztols camped iu tho hilU ovvloo?..
.ng the lino, pieparlug to ' dyn-iiuito
Xavarrojs trains, . ' : . '
Federal Geucral Wou!..?rd.
Iluachuca, Arii., Feb. '.-. Nws oi
ill?, wounding of General Toi'ies, thf
:ailitry head of the deparnr-.fia ' f
Sonora, were received here toda;' by a
courier from TontcM, DO miles aoutlt of
'ne border. He was shot ta th neck
by one Of his own troops;' 1; Wis an
I-ttompted, assassination, ;t !s said,
gang of rebels. Wild rumors of the
j t:cagement of. Federals . anl -RiiNsls
.fallowing the news ot Torr v :.d"-
tis. Some even stated that the foepi
are deserting end Sonora is .j-.vrt -
al'v U'.'fivelss. 'It is no: seuerai.
GEOIICE WITENBtlfGER LDJ
SIGHT HO BULK IN JAIL.
Fires Shots 1o Frighten Fellow and
. Then egotintes n Surrender.
Cornering a would-be thief In the
War of the J. W. White grocery store
on Fir street atid thoroughly cowing
he fellow . with three or four shots
and then marching him t of the police
headquarters at thepoint; of a : re
volver, was the clever trick by Geo
Welasenberser, an employe, of the
White grocery store, who sleeps in
the place at' night. This Is the sec
ond time within a few month? he has
fired at burglars, but tbe first im his
man leaped with holna .puncturing
in his leg by WelssenbergerV bullets
as he was fleeing. V. ; ' : . v '
Last night about 11 o'clock Welssen-
bergw heard a noise .In the store and
opened fire- at the direction of the
disturbances Three bullets failed to
hit flesh, but Immediately afterwards,
Weissenberger got the man covered
and got the thief's hands In. the air
with alacrity. To march the fellow to
the city jail, was short work. , :
Today the man who gives his name
as A. Kendall and hailing from Ver
mont was 'bound over by Justice .of
the Peace. Williams aud is now in the
county Jail. y '
MERGER IS OPPOSED.
Independent Telephone People Tote to
' Opposo the Combine.
Chicago, Feb. 10 The National As
sociation of Independent teilephoue
companies today unanimously adopt
ed a resolution declaring against the
consolidation with the Bell Interests.
This will probably end the talk of the
big merger which would make a tele-
hone monopoly In the United Statoe.
OLDEST WOMAN DYING.
Al Age m loo tears ronn iiuriu nu
necr Is Tasslng Awhj Today,
I th! woman lnh world .
only living person 'who saw George
Washington, Mirs. Lucie Owena, is dy
ing at the home of her daughter, at
Longvlew near this city. She was
three years old when sh.9 saw Wash
ington and her! age now Is 136. Her
daughter .Is 98. '
l!i FOLLEI IL IS
WANTS 'TO THROW (TMGHAM'
AFFAlIi ClIiECTLY IT TO THE
AUnnesota's Senator Aeeud o T i
lwt the Iko 'T Introducilon of Two
Kills 'TiiKliti? Keariags . to l-hil
Courts laFollette Demands an
Explicit Ansner From President
Taft on the 5Iatfer.
Washington, Fb. 10 Direct demand
the question whether he la attempting
to dodge a decision m tne Cunningham
coal land case,, wa3 made by Senator
Robert M. La Follctte in "La Foil tte'g
weekly" . today In an open letter to
the' 'president The letter asserts that
lc has. been publicly stated that two
bills introduced' by Senator Knute
Nelson of M5nneso;a "have in some
measure received jour support. The
tirst la a special bill for the 'transfer
of the decision in the Cunningham
ensa" from your linnils to the court of
aif)eals ot. the District of Columbia.
The second ...bill provides for tho
transfer of a decis'ion on all land cajei
ttom the land office to the court and
authorizing ,v new trial In all caaea
the Interior.'.' ... 1
' La .Folfctte assert? th3 bill aie
merely to dodge the issae. '
The ltttr further saya that the
i claimant had a fair trial with no er
ror and evidence establishes conclu
slxeiy that the claims entered were
under illegal agreement to convince
after the title was secured and so
should be cancelled on grounds of
Kermlt Roosevelt nn Athlete. ,
Botton, Mass., Feb. 10 Kermlt
Roosevelt son of the former Presl
ent, is amctiic; the entrants for the
annual Indoor track and field games
of the' Boston Athletic Association, to
be held In Mechanics Building tomor
row night. Young Roosevelt, who la
attending Harvard, will compete In
the mile run. 1
Elif.oii 'ears frtli Milestone.
West Orange. N. J., Feb. 10 Thorn
as A. Edison the famous inventor,
will ; enter ' upon his sixty
fifth year tomorrow, having been born
February 11 1S47. Excepting that his,
deafness has ' increased of late, Mr,
Edison is reported to be in as good
or better health that he has enjoyed
In some years.
. Spanish Republicans Active. '
Madrid, Feb. 10 A notable revival
( of Republican activity In Spain is
j promised as a result ot a gathering of
leaders of the party who assembled
"fio iuuu mull nil yui is Ui lilt) KlUg-
dom for an important conference. A
new leader Is to be chosen and stepa
taken for a thorough reorganization
of the party. ;
: Lincoln Banquet at Grand Rapids.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Feb. 10 The
Lincoln Republican Club of this city
has concluded elaborate preparations
for Its annual Lincoln day banquet to
be given tomorrow night The affair
is to ba made the occasion for a great
gathering of the faithful from all ove
the state. United States Senator Brad
ley of Kentucky and several other
Republican leaders of national prom
inence are to furnish the oratory.
Teacher at Oshkosh.
OshkoBh, Wis.; Feb. 10 Oshkosh Is
entertaining for two days the annual
convention of the Northeast Wiscon
sin Teachers' Association. A number
of well known educators were In
cluded in the attendance at the
enlng of the proceedings today.
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