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f V0L X LA GRANDE. UNION COUNTY. OREGON. MiYNTVav t a t?ptt ion . , , , -
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It Is not decided yet which pavement
win be laid as bids have not been
asked, and the contract, will be con
ditioned upon the figures; to be sub-
I muted. The paving Is' to begin early
'r this spring and is to cover the busl-
t One i
One man, named Ivan Olaen I n.
a oer arrest at Payette, tmother was ar-
treated at Nampa Saturday night and
j fi third was arrested ninr Vnm. a..
.--; day morning after a 'bold break bv
lri fugitive Saturday night and an all.
, ov1th.lo iu iu names
?muraer. OnA nf th mQ i .
r. - -" Uly on-
uocn., at the , time' of the holdup and.
t urdif,' and -Sheriff Hand of ;Eaker
..uniyert tnis forenoon for Payette
f where they, will attempt, to, identify
ithe men under arrest. 'A man named
I Morris has been found at Haines who
texplains the presence of the' mysteri
ous iracKs wmca . Were Mlnw
ii v . .... nuci l ii t xiiurucr,
ana an effort tn run iinu-n' t..
- - - -vim me ma ii n a
these track's has been abandoned.
A traveling man was reaponsiblajfor
the arrests at Nampa, He recognized
the men as having been, in Haines the
day before the murder and on general
suspicions, the authorities caused th
arrest of the two. One cf; them brcke
and rah, being overtaken ' the" rixt
morning after an all-night chase.
- There is considerable-Interest mani
fest in the arrests and It Is believed
ttiat the men will be Identified tonight
wnen xne ,snenn ana his assistant
reach Payette and Nampa' '"';
Two other secret theories are be
hind the arrests , and . It Is said m
IlilUc. i'ouay tnat there Is little doubt
in the minds of the authorltl ht
that In the trio will be feund the three
who did the shooting. T
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Washington, March 6. Ii has been
announced that every . western
railroad has submitted .to the
Interstate Commerce commission's re
cent decision denying them the right
to increase the freight rates. The
roads have agreed to cancel proposed
increases and most of them have
promlssd to file new rate schedules
before March 10. ..' , , .
'.: President McCrea of the Pennsyl
vania, Brown of the New York Cen
tral, Underwood of the Erie, are all In
conferencs today;w!th the commission
concerning the eastern situation. It
Is authorltively stated that the east
ern roads have also practically decid
ed to accept the conditions. v
Spokane, March 6. Involving an al
'"iCd plottai. assassinate President
'Taft Hn-eastern anarchlBts when he
leaves n his summer vacation, the
contemplated assassination of ' Mayor
Pratt aid Policemen Saulbeln, ae the
chargea.ireferred against Stuart Mof
fet and John Steele In connection with
the recsii assassination of Chief of
Police Silllvan. Both of them have
been hert for several days and it is al
leged th Steele said: "Taft will get
his whenhe takes his vacation." . ,
It a averted that Steele Is a mem
ber of a drcle of anarchists, nndthat
the authorities have good grounds for
convlctlcitegarding the conspiracy to
assassinate the Spokane officials.
SISETT.nrSSIAX CHILTRE' ARE
HUB NED I X FIRE. : '
Bodlt to Bndly Tharrpd t Be Rec
' oirtlzfi by Hie Rescuers.
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St.' Peteiibttig, March 6. Ninety
persons, adstly children, were burned
to death yesterday In s. moving picture
theatre at Jleloge, and 40 seriously in
Jured, according to today's authorl
tlve renorit. '
F've hundred were In the theatre
when an iexnloslon occured and the
place was loon afire. "Fsw of thebod-
are recoplzable.. ...... .
Death of Mrs. Snodgrass Brings Rela
tives Here From Other States.
Will Snodgrass. accompanied by his
wife, Mrs. P. T. Abbot and son, all of
Colfax, Wn arrived this moraine to
attend the funeral tomorrow afternoon
of the late Mrs. Snodgrass. A sister
of the deceased, Mrs. Wellman of Palo
Alto will reach here In the morning.
Mrs. SnodgraBs" mother, Mrs. De
Witt, almost a c.nturlan and living at
Portland, will not be able to attend
the funeral of her daughter. Mrs. De
Witt is 97 years of age."
f OOTIL REPORTS OX PAVIXG.
Committee of Kallspell AldVrmen Fn
vors BJtHlithlc Pavement
Kallspell, Mont., March 6. (Spe
cial) Bltullthlc pavement appeared
to b? the, one most favored by the
committee of the city council, which
reported Monday night, after x trip
that extended over, Washington and
parts of Oregon and Idaho and oc
cupied more tljart two weeks. The
commlttEe reported on cement blocks,
wood blocks, vitrified brick, asphalt
bltullthlc and several other mixtures
similar to it. They declared that the
best pavernents 'they ' found ' were
those in Portland, ' whure bltullthlc
was used for the heaviest traffic, and
that the poorest pavemetn was as
phalt. They said that on the day
they visited Spokane several horses
were Injured by slipping on the wet
asphaltum and had to be shot, al
though this, they said, was the best
NEW fOJOTlTTEE SITS.
Secret Session Held of Ways
; " Means Committee Today. .
Washington, - March'. 6.--The new
democratic ways and means committee
was In secret session to day outlining
the policy for the next congress. Or
ganization of the , house and settling
definitely ths legislative program, par
ticularly the tariC revision, were the
chief problems. V.
WILL J. OLIVER
I'XEUMOXIA TAKES YOUXG MAX
AFTER SHORT ILLXESS.
Deceased Survived1 by Wife, Parent
-;' and a Sister. V : ,
Youngfin years scarcely past 22,
and survived by a youbg widow, par
ents and a sister, W. J. Oliver, an
ehctrical worker, died yesterday noon
of pneumoniae He had been ill but a'
week and his death brings sorrow to.
many friends. Until recently Mr. Oli
ver hasyfceen employed by the local
electric light company, A few years
ago he fell from a pole and sustained
a serious fracture o his leg. only to
rtbreak It, thus making a 'long -and
painful period of sickness.
Funeral services will be held to
morrow with" interment in'the Sum
mervllle cemetery. Mr. Oliver 1b sur
vived by his wife, his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. J. A. Oiler and a sister, Mrs.
Clarence Jackson; three brothers,
Dave of Idaho, Charles of Seattle and
Cland of 'this' .cltjr.-v-'- s;c,';r tn'r
PIOXEER EXGIXEER DIES.
Father of D. II. Jessee Passes Away
- $ V- vflt1 JnB;Wa,,a''-":': '
':i.'.rjMe;ya.eaifed to Walla
Wjall'a yesterday In answer ' to a mes
sage stating , that his 'father, ' J. N.
Jes8:e, had died of pneumonia. The
deceased was a pioneer of Walla
Walla and for over 20 years had run
ah engine out of that city. He Is well
known to all the veteran railroad
men of the. west and they will Detain
ed to hear of his death. Friends of
Mr. and 'Mrs." D. H. Jessee of this
city extend their sympathy. ,
TWO AT LEAST MEET DEATH AXD
LOSS IS EXORMOl'S.
IZIfJG UKASE IS
FRAMED IX KINDNESS AXD VOID
OF SPLEEX, BOARD VOICES '
q- .its POLICIES.'-. !
KHOWLES DELIVERS IT
Students tnder Fire and One Who
Was Expelled Are Restored to Good
Graces bnt Making Public Apologies
DeUrmii Cr0l. Oui Attvance
Types of Hazing the Board Chokes
Habit In its Infancy.
Supressing and eradicating hazing
by the kind word route colored with a
whip of permanent expulsion is be
lieved to liave been accomplished this
afternoon when, before the ass:tnbly
and the school board the students re
cently accused of hazing a freshman,
made public apology of their pranks
and Judge J. W. Knowles mad;! clear
the policy of the school board In a
short but Inspiring speech to the stu
dent body. The hour of the apology
was set for 1 o'clock. The apolo
gies were made gracefully and grace
fully acceptf-d. The return of the one
expelled Btudent was effected at ths
same time, the other six or seven hav
ing never be:n let out of their school
work during the settlement of differ
ences occasioned by the free haircut
administered Jo a first year man. v
That while the hazing In question
was trivial, it would lead to more seri
ous affairs, and therefore must hot b,
repeated In any form no matter how
insignificant, was tfo? text of Mr.
Knowles', speech, voicing, the" senti
ments of the .board! He talked as the
Judge only f can. talk-klndly yet withal
with emphasis, and'every boy and girl
present was benefited for not only
was ' the board's determination to
stamp out Jiazing at any cost clearly
expressed but the good will and. cts-
teem.of the vspeaker. and the board
went Jiand In, hand with, the lecture.
To those who heard th-.i dictum of the
board, phrased In -kindness through
out, there is no question but that there
will be no future trouble of any sort
tor some time to come. Prevention of
farcical practices and Injuries hazlne
by firmly choking the. practice in; Its
infancy will be the rule of the board
hereafter and it is a safe bet that the
ukase will be observed to the letter.
C C. Welch to Samuel Cochran,
mtg.. $4,000. NE 1-4, Sec. 31. Tp. 1, S
R. 39 E. . -.';..-.
,W. A Spalding., et ii; tQ J. W.
Knowles,. deed, lots 15 and 1, 18" and
20, blk. 29, Predmore's ad.: $356.90.
Mary E.v Schofleld, to J. ,M. Bull,
deed. $3,000. lots S 'and 4,' blk. 40.
Chaplin's addition. .. K
DAY LETTERS IX YOGCE.
Local Bnsiness Men Using the Newly
Innngurtttcd Sen ice Freely.
Local businen have ,r -sorted
to the use o';J -o letters, vantly In
troduced by the -Western ,6n as an
added facility to their V " -N.', Tha
service has been In use" - - - short
time, yet has been freel; ically.
IMPORTER OF STOCK MAY BOLD
BARX IX LA GRANDE.
Rumors of Valley s .Wealth of Splen
did Stock Attracts Him Here, l
MILLION LOSS BY INSilTK PLEA
ALBAXY WOMAX WHO MURDERED
CHILD IS OX TRIAL.
Well Known Syndicate Building
Minneapolis, '-. March 6.Wlth the
eynaicaie diock on Nicollet avenue In
While Prosecution Demands Deaih
' She Asserts Insanity. ' '
Albany, New Yoik, March 6.-Ttie
trial of Mrs. Edith Melber. murd-rer
ruins with a loss of an even million, of her five-year-old son at the out-
firemen are today' searching .for thej
bodleB of Miss Mary Buck? proprietor
cf -the Arlpn reataurant"and ;her maid,
Be,rtha Radens,: who were', burned to
day while sleeping, la the apartments!
It ls'JVery possible 'that there are stllf
more-dead-In the ruins. .. !
'Mafiy thrilling rescues were tffect
ed and dozens were'removed from the
upper stories. " Three .clothing stores,
a.r:staurant and a number ol offices
were destroyed. " , r " : '
1 Road1 Fond Benefited.
Vhe road fund of Union county has
i been fattened to the extent of a little
more than $1400 by the apportionment
of forestry moneys from the govern
ment. This sum will be forwarded
asphalt pavement tluy saw anywhere, hert shortly.
skirts of the city several 'months ago,
because it. is alleged she wanted to
marry. a man who didn't like the . child
began today. . Owing to the . bitter
feeling against the woman, , she was
carefully guarded. . ... . ...
The prosecution demands death The
defense alleges Insanity caused
by; cold and hunger Instigated the act
and asserts she Is the victim of quick
consumption. The woman has been
tf.serted by her relatives save her sis
ter. ... . . ' '
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
Deals Consumated Saturday and
Transcribed to County Books. '
Real estate transactions consumat
ed and recorded last Saturday, are:
Attracted here by rumors and re
ports -of superlor'horse flesh produc
ed in Grande Ronde valley and effec
tively impressed by, a Bhort drive
through the valley last) fall, F. H. Nell
senior member of the firm of Nell &
Sons, proprietors of one of the largest
stock farms In Ontario, Canadais in
the city today Investigating the feasi
bility of Installing a big bam of im
ported horses in thiB valley. HU firm
already has several Clydes here .but
if he finds the valley and its horses
what he anticipates and can see jus
tification in the act. he will make this
his Oregon headquarters, ' sending
many imported stallions to this barn.
Mr. rVell is, known as one of the
largest Nimporters of horseflesh in
Canada and thourh he has a Utah
headquarters, he is in needjot ajiew
oarn in Oregon vsnfl- will-thoroufclity
Investigate this valley before deciding
where he will establish. his new ,bart.
c,C Zionists IV In Arms. .
1 Zlon City. March 6. Dowleites, un
der leadership of Voliva, who succeed
ed Dowie as titular, head of the sect,
threaten civil war and armed insur
rection against the state of Illinois be
cause the state board of health has or
dered vaccination of all Zionists. They
have voted to resist "To the death" all
tfforts in that line. Already riots have
resulted and armed, guards are patrol
ling "Independents" who are holding
a meeting today. ;
, Voliva has posted guards and upon
the appearance of the vaccination
squad, the faithful will assay to resist.
Independents and regulars, branches
at the sect, are fighting between them
selves because the independents want
more liberty. , 4
0 ' Big Billiard1 String.
Saturday night at McConnell's pool
rooms Don McLaughlin, the local bil
liard and pool player, made a straight
run of 87 billiards, which is considered
by the local players W be wonderful
work,, -an exhibition ' seldom seen in
cny cl,ty. I ''
v Mrs. Workman III. . ;
! T. ."iv". WbrkmanMoremani. for. the
beet sugar. company . at Enterprise,
cam;. In today with his wlfA Whn i.
very sick and tonight, he, will ;take her
to'Stnfleld to visit, her parents, for a
whiles and have a change of climate as
the weather is very warm in the Echo'
valley. ' . , , " ?
: Will Move to Portiand. ;
Mrs, T. N. Murphy, for many years a
resident of this city, will, soon be lo
cated permanently at Portland where
she and Mrs. Gene Moore, also former
ly of this city, will conduct an 'apart
ment house. They fxpect to.be fully
located by the end of the week.
Brotherhood to Meet
The Methodist brotherhood will hold
a social evening tomorrow and tooth
some refreshments will be served the
SUMMERYILLE CASE 5 FIRST 0!
DOCKET AXD CRIMINAL CASE
C. C. Peningten,Thls City, Foreman of
Grand . Jnv ,!--;t;j;:r,
Will Come uy Wednesday, , It Is
I'lanned Many Cases to Be DIs.
posed of But Xone of Much Import.
ance Grand Jury in Session.
0 O O O O y 0O
p , THE XEW GRAND JURY. Q
4 C. C Penlngton, foreman... ...
, ... . . . ; La Grande
Jess B. Paul. i if...,, La Grande
Don D. Turner.,... La Grande
P- L. Smith,. ...North , Powder
& Selgle Coffman, Medical ' Sirlnga
Seiele' Coffman i -
.,'.'.. i . v i . .'..;. Medical Springs
L. C Crout.. '.La Grande
D. W. Sanford...,....Hilgard
4 J.'.JL Hilts ...... Court Bailiff
& L. B. Stearns Petit Jury Bailiff &
jonn Baker .Grand Jury Bailiff A
t Wheels of Justice were set In mo
tion this morning at 10 oclock waerl
the March term of circuit court, Judge
J.' W. Knowl; presiding, came into
session. So far as known there JrIIJ
be no cases of ; great importance
though the docket carries many isases
that will require considerable' time In
their proper dispensation.: There will '
ps no crlmtnal .cases, uoiy VVeitaes-
uay wnen tne cnarges against Ralph
Atkinson preferred by the tate and
accusing him of obtaining money un
der false pretenses, will come to trial. '
I The morning session was spent en-i
tlrely in setting cases. The Summer '
vllle Meat company is plaintiff In a
case against Cbattln & Wade which
opened the term this afternoon and it '
Is believed that this case, will be
cleared away In time to let the crimi
nal case lip on schedule.
The grand Jury Is already in session
and within a day or two various bills
of some importance will be turned out
from that chamber.
RECOUNT AT CHICAGO.
Mayor Dunne Requests It andIarri.
son Does Xot Object to It.
Chicago, March 6The county Judge '
this afternoon ordered an Immediate
recount of the mayoralty primary held
last week. The recount was requestr
ed by Mayor Dunne who was defeated
for the democratic nomination bv Car
ter Harrison. Harrison does Tint nS- '
Ject to the recount.
EVERY POSSIBLE LOOPHOLE BE.
fXG STUDIED CAREFULY. .
Probable That Appeal JrTIII Be Takeu
v. for .Writ from Highest Court.
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San. Francisco. March 6-Abe Ruefs
attorneys are maklntt- thii.i0D?ta,i
today to save the, boss from prison.
He will ask the court for a rehearing
ii remsea, tne lawyers will probablv
apply to the United States supreme
court tomorrow for a writ to prevent
Ruef from going to prison. Ruef said
today he expected to- leave for the,
pettfteitlary tetnerrew aftorrc-x. .