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LA GRxNDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1911.
springs surprise ox senate
WITH NEW TREATY WtTH
! . JAPANESE NATION
GQQUE CLAUSE IS
Japanese Government Supposed to he
." on Us Honor to Enforce Immlgra
tion Laws in Their Own ; Ports
California's Executive Gave Promise
That There Would !e no Anti-Asia-tic
Agitation Before Big Fair.
Washington, Feb.22 The " aenate
committee on foreign relations today
decided to recommend that the senate
ratify a. new treaty with Japan.
. Washington, Feb. 22 Senator Per
kins of California, today declared him
self as satisfied with the new Japan
ese treaty. ' v;1!, v.-V-V';:
Washington, Feb. 22 Why Presi
dent Taft; supported San Francisco In
Its fight for the fair Is seen here to
day In his sudden submission to the
senate of ' his proposed treaty with
Japan which eliminated the coolie im
migration clause; putting Japan oh her
honor to. restrict them at her home
ports. Many congressmen say the pres
idents Idea was to "Put, California
under" bond to ktp the peace until
1915 at Jeast" as she must have coc
dial relations If the exposition is to
he successfpLj.; -,.V:.: :,,.2::'''':T.'.
Whn the ratification comes up In
the Rnate It Is predicted that .WeBt
trn ?enntcTS will fight for a cont'.n n
tion of the elimination clause,
? Stijersedes Reciprocity;
Discnssli n : of the proposed treaty
overloops discussion ; of reciprocity
v and -y?jvthlng else In tact.
Summed up the treaty provides no
restrictions on admission of Japanese
laborers. The present restrictions are
to remain indefinitely but Japan Is ex
pecl-d to enforce themserself. Either
naion may abrogate the treaty at
any time after elx months notice. Ja
pan and the United States may sign a
Joint note in which Japan will admit
the right of the United States to pass
a law prohibiting Japanese legisla
tion.,; ', r . :' ' ;' ' j
Taft Exacts Promise ;.; , v (
Sacramento, Feb. 22That . Taft ex
acted a pledgj from Governor Johnson
when the California executive was in
Washington, that California would not
agitate against the Japanese , and
other Asiatics was Intimated here to
day by the highest authority following
publication today of the proposed new
treaty with Japan. In pursuance of
this pledge Johnson consistently op
posed any. legislation - against Japan
and most of it has been throttled so
BERRY AWAITS BAIL
Ou Account of Legal nollday Doc.
? , ment Conld not be Drawn tp.;..r
V, ' ' w. w. Bern?, who was arrested teS'
terday for wife beating," was bound ov
er to the grand jury by Justice, Will?
lams last evening on $500 .bond and
as today is a legal holiday,' no such
document could be' framed up. .Hence
, he Is in the city Jail today.
It Is said that there are witnesses
: to the alleged deed. ? - 1 ' ' 'y,t2
COX ACCUSES ROOSEVELT
Cincinnati Boss Accused Colonel of
, Perjary-He la Silent
Chicago, Feb. 22 By Ignoring tho
Indictment of "Boss' Georgp B. Cox
of Cincinnati on a perjury charge.
Colonel Roosevelt disappointed a num
ber of his hearers at the auditorium
today. -His address was largely con
fined to popular election of aenatom
which be favora, and the other chffrgea
of perjury were overlooked entirely.
MORTON ELLINGSEN, WHITES ON
UNDERWORLD IN "JAIL.
Said to Have Stolen Many Valuable
Boots from Dress North. '
New York; Feb. 22 Morton Elllng
sen, whose articles on the underworld
were much sought after by editors a
few years ago Is In the Jefferson mar
ket orison awaiting action of the
grand Jury today, for stealing books
The police say that Ellingsen's once
brilliant mind has been dulled by the
continued use of opium and that his
final failure of late as a literary man.
caused him to turn his knowledge' of
good books to account by becoming
a thief. . ..
. 'Eljlngsen is charged .with stealing
several rare . volumes from Earnest
number were lias Caaas, "Ttura of the
Indian," Goldsmiths "Essays" (Flrflt
Edition); and Walter Savage Land
er's "Guy's Porridge Pot." - r ;
TAXES DRIVING BIG ESTATES
Noticeable Thinning Out of Million.
. , aires In New York City.
New. York, Feb. 22. (Special) That
New York is rapidly losing its wealth
la the assertion . madet,by the manag
ers of the safe deposit companies, -who
consider, the: situation serious enough
to make it the subject of discussion
and of resolutions passed at a meet
ing of their association.1 The pres
ent ! condition, which the safe depos
it men regard as seriously threaten
ing the prosperity of the city, and in
cidentally themselves, is not to be at-
trlbuted to any general business de-
pression or to any sudden falling oil
in the degree of prosperity of the mil
lionaire contingent. The real - reason,
according! to those who have studied
the situation carefully, Is to be found
in the severe tax laws Imposed by this
state, especially the' heavy Inheritance
tax adopted at the last session, of the
legislature. .This tax affecta property
passing by Inheritance that is locat
ed within the state whether the per
sons affected reside here or not and it
is heavy enough to impose a consider
able burden upon fortunes left in this
state;- -';;! V'. -oV ''"'
; The Harrlman family have been the
biggest contributors t the tax thus
far, having paid ov something like
$4,000,000 pn the estate 'of the rallroaa
magnate. Othtr millionaires, drawing
a lesson from, this incident, have
boen quietly . removing their, securi
ties and even in some cases, a part of
their bank accounts to other cities in
nearby states. The result has ,been
such a serious falling off in the bus
iness of the safe deposit companies
that they are urging the repeal of the
inheritance tax law or at least Its
amendment to etop the steady outflow
of wealth which is already estimated
to have removed half a million dol
lars from this city to other states.
,' Preacher ft Booster ;
V Omaha. Feb. 22 Believing a minis
ter should practice what he preaches,
Rev., J. E. Harmon, who delivered a
sermon on "God .Manifest In. the Land
Show" when he aaw an exhibition of
western products today Is recruiting
a colony of hom'eseekcTa to locate in
Northern California. . v
-V Florida Bar Meeting. ,
i, Pensacoia, FU., Feb, 9f Pensacola
ia entertaining a distinguished gath
crlng of lawyers and Jurists today,
The wedding ceremony was perform
ed In the Guards Chapel at Chelrs
MADERO TO LEAD FORCE OF 8000
MEN AGAINST THE CITY ON
NEXT SUNDAY. ; V
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With Fourteen Hundred Men ..UndVr
Him Now and 2500 Coming Saturday
Revolutionists Will Have Bit; Army
to Lend Against Chlhnahua-rAmer.
leans Jailed With Main on Persons,
El Paso. Feb. 22 Francisco Mad- i
ero, leader of the' Revolutionists la to
day believed to have determined an
attack on Chlhuahtla early next week.
He is now at Candelarla with 1400
taen. He has detained two Mexican
Central trains and will probably use
them 1 to transport his troops. The
move will probably start Sunday as he
expects 2500 additional men - Satur.
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v Americans In Trouble '
, San Diego, r Feb. ; 22--Al,though cor
respondents sent across tin line from
this ity to Tia Juana today were un
able to learn' the names ' of the two
Americans imprisoned in jail there, it
is said they formerly resided In San
FrancUco and San Pedro. Both were
captured with maps of cities in lower
California in "their possession and it
is reported they will be court martlal-
ed this afternoon., V ; av i
V , ' .. Rebel Leader Assaulted V;
Calexlco, Feb. 22 It Is , reported
here that a Mexican spy had attempt
ed to aBsasslnat? General Berthold,
the rebel leader of lower California,
hut ' had shot . Bertholds -companion
inflicting a flesh wound. Berthold de
nies the report
DIVORCED WIFE WILL BE FREE
TO MARRY VANDERBILT
Doctor McKIm to Receive Interest on
$150,000 for Wounded Heart
New York, Feb. 22 Doctor ,Hollls
McKln, whose wife la reported to plan
a marriaiga to, Alfred VanderbllU will
receive Interest on $150,000 yearly as
aalvei for his wounded affections, ac
cording to a statement by McKlra to
day. Hl8 wife Is the daughter of Isaac
Emerson, the Bromo Seltzer king, and
recently was divorced from McKim
at Reno. :Zy:--.'i.:'',
Emerson created a fund stipulation
that in return McKIm is to stop all
suits started against the woman and
Alfred Vanderbllt ,, . '( ,; .
LAWLESSNESS AT SILETZ
Further Afildavlts Fllid With District
; Attorney McConrt Tody. ' ; ,
Portland, Ore., Feb. 22 Further
e vidence of lawlessness oh the Sltyz
Indian reservations is contained in
an affidavit filed -with the United
Statiia District Attorney McCourt to
day by the superintendent of the res
ervation, Knott Egert He alleges an
Indian' named Fred, Dick approached
him recently and asked him if he
wantr.d to fight. He received a'nega
tlye answer and was seized and kick
ed. Ege-rt' wants . the federal officer
to proceed against the Indian. He also
statea there Is much disregard for
tbs law on the reservation and says
much whiskey la given the Indiana by
White bootleggera. . ' .'
WIFETHADEDFOR LORIMER SPEAKS
HUSH COIIJ TO SEIIE
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WILL PRAY CONGRESS TO ALLOW
ANNEXATION TO CANADA AS
RELIEF FOR TROUBLES
LAWS WORK HABDSHIP5
Conditions as They Exlxt are Burden
some to Pioneers and to People of
the Cities Movement Deep Rooted
; And Mass Meetings Will be Called to
Discuss the v Situation In Every
Cordova, Alaska,; Feb. 22 A move
ment has been started to have a mass
meeting at Cordova, Seward and Fair
banks to adopt a resolution asking
Congress to allow Alaska to annex
itself to Canada as the only possible
relief from continued oppressive bur
dens on the ploneerB. '. 'r'::2
Business men are behind the move
and propose calling attention to a
number o unsatisfactory' things in
the government. .. ;
News of the movement has been
sent to Washington and It is believed
that word will be received in turn
frpm the capital soon. It is apparent
that the movement is deep rooted in
the big cities and In the interior as
will And every indication points to" a
etublwa fight ; against " the , present
method of government which,' the na4
tlves say, is entirely wrong and un
just in numerous Instances and prin
ciples. Langford Reported Winner i
According to unofficial reports re
ceived this afternoon Langford "clean
ed" Lang yesterday evening at Lon
don in tha sixth round.
DEFENDS HIMSELF AGAINST HIS
CUcral Belief Is That He Will be Ex.
. onerated This Evening
; Washington, Feb. 22 A final vote is
expectid In the senate today on the
resclntion unseating Senator Lbrimer
the Chicago Senator elected by brib
ery The vote, is expected ,tO' follow
Lorimer's speech. in his own behalf.
Friends of the blonde boss are con
fident he would be. vindicated and said
forty-flv of the ninety senatora would
vote for his vindication while, he
would not vote himself.
Lorlmer began speaking at 1
o'clock, .The galleries werecrowdd.
He denied he organized., the . Illinois
iri;ature or in any way attemptea
tc, coerce with them Into voting for
him by money, H . said followera of
Governor Deneeo In the legislature
had never aupported Hopkins, hla
senatorial opponent and on the day
before Lorlmer'a election Inatructed
his followers ' to . vote for Lorlmer.
Lorlmer said he had first urged Den
een to seek the, office but he declined
and finally, after a, number of names
hd br en. rejected he decided to, be
come a candidate himself, "As I.vrin
the only man who could afford to" be
elected, by aid of Democratic votes."
. Aviation. Class Large
Chlcsro. Feb. 22 jOT 100 nonHs
have alrrdy enrolled in the world'a
frst correapondence school .for avta
tor8.' aendlng their name from all
parta of the United States 'and Can
ada.' - ' '-'
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IRON POKE THE
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WASH-DISn-BUCKET MILLII tSY
IS IN DISCARD.
New Arrivals from Paris Intr duces
Feature That AWi Hair In scr
New York, Feby 22 Into Jlscard
with the wash dish, tub and bucket
millinery effects. The fiat iron pyke,
the fluffy oyster shell and mushroom
are not it. . . , -
, Models , of ; tne n; aprtng styjes
have Just arrived from Paris. The
kippered herring Is missing. Ths flat
Iron poke bids fair to be popular. The
bow rests 6n"a point on the forehead
Just north of the nose. From there the
hat slop: upward and outward, ex
poslnb mlladys coiffure a boon to
the hair dresser,
vneru Kepronrittatlve Job."" ' .'"
Washington, Fe-b. 22 Representa
tive Albert Dawson of Iowa, has been
tendered the office of Secretary to
LA FOLLETTE OF WISCONSIN
i FRAMES RESOLUTION
Secretary 'of Navy and State Ordered
to Disclose Facts. V '
Washington, Feb. 22 As a result of
disclosures of the "United Press that
the State Department "pave ArgentlM
plans of Its navy department to be
used In construction of two Dread
naughts in exchange for contracts for
their construction to American build
ers. Senator La Follette of Wisconsin
today introduced a resolution in the
Senate demanding full Information of
the deal. The resolution directs the
Secretary of th Navy to report all
he knows of the affair. ' ,
Another resolution directs the Sec
retary, of State to transmit all docu
ments In his possession bearing on
the case. '. : :: ' :
NAVAL BILL PASSES
Houses Introduces and Passes Meas
are Favoring Union' Laborers.
Washington, Feb. 22 Carrying pro
visions preventing the purchase of
armor or ' armament of any sor
from the ateel trust, the naval appro
priation bill today passed the house.
The bill also Includes a sweeping pro
vision favoring union labor, and the
eight hour day in the construction
of the two battleships provided or,
The anti-trust measure was adopt
ed by a blanket vote. Representative
Stanley of , Kentucky introduced It. It
provides that no armor plate, atructur
el ateel or machinery may be bought
from any "corporatlona entering Into
any agreement, conspiracy or under
standing to deprive the government of
free competition by bids." . ' . '
Another provision prevents the gov.
ernment from paying more than dou
ble the cost of ita' manufacture, ,
Says yews of Argentine Deal Is "News
t to nim' When Interviewed. ,
Hcraneon, ra., eD,
Schwab today declined to dlscues the
Interview of Admiral' Garcia of Ar
gentine navy yesterday. In which, the
admiral admitted the aecreta of the
American navy had 'been given aw&y.
He aaia me aaminiatrauon, oargam
was news to him.
SEVEN M1ET DEATH
Burning of Russian Passenger Train
-''. Disastrous In the Extreme. .
Perm. Russia, Feb. s22-rSeyen pet
aona were killed and thirty-two Injur
ed today when a passenger train was
burned at Vohneasenka. The paaaeng
era were caught In the debrla and
stowlyToasted. ; i . a ;
DINNERS WILL BE ATTENDED
TnROtOK Kl'ROFEAN CEN,
TEW BY AMERICANS,
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Star end Stripes Proclaim Observ
ance of Washington's Bid hday by ;
London reople and Businessmen
Dy OWned In Paris, Berlin and
Other Centers Program at L. D, S.
London, Feb. 22 Many buildings
today, displayed the Stars and Stripes
In honor of the memory of Washing
ton. Americans, as usual, will hold
dinners in Paris, Berlin, Rome and
other European cities.
La Grande paid, tribute to the mem
ory of George Washington today in a "
most fitting manner. A. gathering of
people listened, to an interesting pro
gram at the L. D. C. church where C.
E. Cochran was the principal speaker ,
but where, also, appropriate music
was aun? and played. The hour was
a -convenient one for children and bus
iness men who were able to leave
their offices on account of the fact that
so many .places were closed. Grocer
ies, meat and dry -goods was handled
as usual,, but banks and public offices
in general observed the- day. ", .
"America' Open Numbers
With the singing of "America" by A
tholr of 50 voices and the audience,
the program commenced at 2 o'clock.
Invocation by J. R. Prior, and a se
lection by the, choir lead up to thj
principal address i . i
Washington, of course, ; was Mr.
Cochran's theme. But, not Washington
as history points him out and pictures
him but as he is portrayed by verbal
history handed down from generation
to generation. The story of hla early
life, hla home life and of his .family
history details which are not brought
out. In history proved exceedingly
Interesting as Mr. Cochran prepared
by deep research and aided by valu
able documents, presented them in a
clear and concise way. Not what Geo.
'Washington did In war and for his
country as a atateaman but the char
acter behind the actiona were touched
upon freely. ,;:
VETO AXE FEARED.
Many Important Bills Will be CleaveJ
. Asunder Before Friday.
Reports from Salem Indicate that'
eeveral Important, bills are- to receive
the axe before next Friday when the
veto powers of the governor expire.
; SiTiator Wood's "county div'sion bill
will Undoubtedly have Its wing3 clip
ped by the executive axe in the net j
day or two, and it' la expocled that a
Veto message from'tha governor will
accompany it when it la filed with the
Secretary of State. This bill provides
that countiea ehall vote upon their
own division and annexation inatead
of leaving It to the people of the at.tte.
Governor Weat will affix his signa
ture to a veto message In connection '
with the creation of the Oregon nnvat
reserve, according to a atat-aunt made
by him yeaterday morning. ";;,
Thla cornea following some f the
most adroit legislative; manipulation
seeh during the session and a ch.ugc'
by' some of the aenatora tiat thoae
supporting the. Naval Militia broke
faith In , putting their measures
through.' . ' ;t''
Chandler Sejkarallon Expected.
New York, Feb. 22 Friends of Mr.
Robert Chanler expect a legal sep
aration to follow the announcement
that the artist paid Lina Cavalien
150,000 to releas him from ante
nuptial contracts. ' - v