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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON.
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SEAT EXCITEMENT PREVAILS 1
,T ASHIS6T0X OVER WAR GAME
- BEING FOCUSSED OX THE
A SOITHERX FROXTIER.
ConCnHons Stream of Soldiers BiJng
Headed for the Sooih Where Added
Jwrrackg Are Being Thrown Up for
TIE BOOK LIST! f
Germany ov:r the destruction of ra!U
roads and stoppage of mining and oth
er developments-taken In connection
with the illness of President Diaz Is
given here by correspondents of Mexi
can papers as a cause for the mobili
zation of American trooes on the fron-
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cyuiuiiouiit say uiai Diaz pro
fesses satisfaction" over the interven
tion by the United States but this Is
merely feigned, they affirmed. They;
declare that they promised financial
Interests that they would not tear
tracks unless government tro6pswW
can led over them and if they did, the
railroads must tat. the consequences. '
K Extreme Haste Used.
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uueiuii, jiiarcn 8. witmn naif an
hour after-Issuance of the orders, a
company of marines In the Charleston
navy yards, each with 230 rounds c
ammunition, had .started for- Philade'-
phta to board a transport southward.- rirtvin , K
n.,h v.. n- I ,fl"J'n? JoJations Made by Ellexson
nvv nfrir. w --.- ---k -l0e4 1 rbn Qccnrtd, Indicates Book
w.vim g hi o cai'h. i nig naif
The torpedo fleet here fs stripping for
- CCMSTAXTIAL EVIDENCE DIS-
Hons and Money Interests Crying lor
i rns ccon Buying Supplies,
Washington, March; 8. Though
there is hardly a dollar in the treasury
for army maneuver ; purposes, the
quarter master general and the army
commlBBion:i8 were ordered today to
; buy unlimited war supplies: Every of
vA;lal movement indicates massing of
troops on the border ordered yesterday
'Is-In preparation for real action and
not for maneuver purposes.- .
Real Action Impending. -
',. -'indications that army men and offl
, cers will see service in action is- no
: tlceable here today in orders to Gen
eral Grant, . commanding th? depart-
mnt of the east to proceed immediate
ly to Fort Monroe and there board the
i: transport for Gaveston. . With Grant
' fl two provisional J regiments j of
coast artlU.ry which has been hastily
organized to serve as infantry jand
( commanded by Colonel Townley and
fonijjrence OrjRred. 'VV '
, Washington, March 8.Presldent
Tatt today req eSted Jose Yves Llman
tour, Mexican minister of finance, to
, come to Washington to confer on th:
Mexican situation. Ambassador de La
Bane, of Mexico, is now in New York
ind will return with Llmantour who
r twwntly arrived from Europe where he
loatid $50,000,000 in Mexican bonds.
V Not since the days before the Span
hh war has Washington officialdom
been so excited. Reports that Presi
' d jjt Diaz Is dying and demands from
!1 foreign government demar-rfi""
Vat the United States protect the'r
Mexican Investments, h?3 lead to rldl
tttSbt the officials', r port that a big
1 war game Is being clayed. Prominent
itmy officers today pointed out that
troops are carrying 200 rounds of am
munition which is unnecessary in ma
'; muvf rsi Both General Wood and S-:c-rgrf
of War Dickinson today evaded
all questions as to the "object of mobr
ligation. "General Carter," they said,
"will be allowid to work out his own
. Vancouver Sends Troops. ,.
" ' Vancouver, Wu., ,March 8.Brlga-
General Maus, commander of the
department of the Columbia', leaves to-
flight for Pan Antonio under rush- or-
,':'ierj to leport to Major General an
tf i It Is b:lieved troos wfiria sent
. -W , pCrTlL'li.t Jn Ignorance, .. .
;' V'8jVe. Wn-.March 8. Colonel S.
,' W, r. commander of the 25th inr
fant''Hned at Fort Wright.' sld
todet Jthe. movement of warriors
soutij was a mystery to hlm. So
far rs for a movement of his
troottAUing .600 man, have been
rs" Actions Mysterious.
in Yards, Bremerton, Wn.,
fhere Is no information con-
movements of the cruisers
ind West Virginia obtain
The cruisers are now In
making coal tests and the
comrkt here would' not say
te vessels have been ordered
fleet off lower California or
nil Street Protests.
Wajon. March 8. Combined
protejwall street. England and
action; coaling and making ready to
sail south tonight. Two thousand in-1
iiuiiijuieu- are r poritu en route cer :
arid it is said that 400 of them will bj
taken on the torpedo boats to Salina j
Cruz, Mexico.' It is expected the Pa-i
ciflc fleet wiir make .this Its bas; fcV
operations. ' -
Bell Goes South. ' '
San Francisco, March 8 Major Gen-
Was Lost After September 8 Prob
ablj lost .Where Ellexson Hit the
RaJlrond Track Again.
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Evidence 'that would have - been of
much valu;. to the ftrosecutlon during
the trial of T. R. Ellexson convicted
of the murder of Waldo Perry at Un
ion, last summer, was uncovered yes
terday afternoon near Union Btation
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when a man named Chad wick, work-
eral Bell, Colond Ladd and Major Win- J ing as butcher for the Hot Lake com-,
ships today were ordered to proceed to'pany, found a time book used by El
San Antonio to report to Major. Gen-, lexson while he was employed at Un
eral Carter. They left this afternoon, ion and at Baker.
Rushing In Barracks. : Dropped by Wire Feuce.
uaiveston. aiarcn 8. Working under The book was found near a wire
rush 6rders laborers are preparing , fjnee, Indicating that "it had been" d;rop
barracks for" troops" a"t Fort Crockett, ped while the owner wa crawling
San Jacinto and Tavis. Texas. The between the wirea.
of especial Importance to Justify the
conviction attained on circumstantial
evidence, In that It almost undisput
ably contradicts the story told ty El
lexson in bis self defense. Followers
of that hideous crime will remember
that Ellexson claimed to have board
ed a train at telocaset and riding di
rect to La Grande: in fact, the nrbse-
uln.,0Bl(l not. bring .felm inearef , to'l
tee seen a of the crime than Telocasst
Lost After September S. .
It la presumed the murder was com
mitted about September 4. and it has
been carefully and distinctly establish
ed that Ellexson quit work kt Baker
on September 3 , and. notations vin the
book found by Chadwict include the
final; account with the Bat: r employ
er on September 3. -','S,.;-,
The Probable Solntlon.
Men who are in touch with the dis
covery and who know the exact loca
tion of the book when found hav
drawn the conclusion that when El
lexson had gone to the Perry ranch,
located about the same distance from
Union station as It is from Union town
and committed the foul murder, hs cut
cross "lots and hit the railroad track
near Union station and to do so, was
forced to crawl through the wire fence
back of Union station. In this act he
lost the book.
The book was brought to La Grande
last night. While th:e was a general
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SEATTLE PLAXMXG BIG OVATIOX
Pinchot Expresses Satisfaction of Con,
' serratlonlsts Tflth Fisher. "
Washington, March 8. Every adher
ent of Ballinger now employed In the
Interior department will probably be
retired shortly after Fisher takes
charge. Those already retired are As
sistant Secretary Wilson, Assistant At
torney General Lawlsr and Chief of
Field Service Sch warts. ' c
- , Pinchot Satisfied. rt
New York, March8. --Before 'starting
for Europe today, Gifford Pinchot, the
former chief forest: r discussed the
succession of Walter Fisher to Ballin
ger's position as secretary of the in
terior. He said Fisher's entrance into
government service will prove satis
factory to. Jthe 'cottsehratlonists.' New
York papers combine, almost, , in ' sayr
ing Balllnger's usefulness as',a oy-
ernment official 1 was destroyed by
scandal and charges. '
. , ! ( Seattle Plans Rrceptlon. , ..
, Seattle, March 8 Friends' of the ex-
senator, Richard A. . Ballinger, are pre
paring' a formal welcome for -him cm.
his return home. . Jt 'is regarded a
probable-that he win'resunie his prac
tice" of law. . (' ':'' : .
A cote-rle ot clubmen fsplannlng a
public ovation for him. 5 . .iJk-;'.'
ATKINSOX CASE DELAYED..
HoVse Trading Case Argued iTbl-j Af
ternoon nnd Then f omes State Case "
Missing the schedule' by a few ho-irs
only the charges preferred by the sate
against, Ralph Atkinson of obtalninz
money under false pretenses cam? up
late this afternoon when the argu
ments had been made by counsel for
th parties Involved In the case of K.
J. Martin against Abel Eaton. This
was a case over a dispute following
some trades In horses.
The Atkinson case will be disposed
of as soon as possible and then will
come th case - of Franklin Truax
against Frank Belnhoff, regarding an
A recent picture of President Dins about to enter big carriage. President
Din death at this time wonld precl. pltate the greatest, international dis
turbance of years and mobilization itf troons on the southrrn border I tak
en to mean Uncle Sam will not be found wanting, should occasion arise
for hint to take a hand in the Mexican affairs. Below the president Is a
Tfrw of the city of Mfxlco, where Dlai is now fighting with death. -
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Portland, March; 8. Rumor is cur
rent hers among wheat and flour men.
based on private. Oriental cables, that
Japan is preparing to Intervene in the
Mexican affair-and thereby draw the
Unitid States into the embrogllo, They
profess to believe this explains the re
cent unprecedented orders for flour
from Japan. ' ",
Another, report, unconfirmed, Is that
the United States is in the market for
provisions on a scale unusual in peace
tlma and that the local flour men are
being called upon to contract ship
ments for Uncle Sam. ' . k .
Priest Predicts Trouble with Canadian
v Indians, in Kcar Fntnre. .
Vancouver, B. C, March 8. Trouble
with Indians and bloodshed Is predict
ed in British Columbia by Father Bel
let; a missionary, who passed through
this city today en route to Fort George
carrying with him from Ottawa a sanc
tion of the federal government to sell
Indian: reserves on Fraser river to
the Gran Trunk Pacific, which will
construct a line from here eastward to
Prince Fvupert. . He says th provincial
feeling prevalent that Justice was fitly ! government is making no attempt to
applied, in the conviction of Ellexson
that, feeling has been spread ,and ce
mented by the discoveries yesterday.
help the Indian but passes laws pro
hibiting fishing and hunting, and In
other ways in curtailing their endea
vors to earn a ltvllhood which Is caus
ing a widespread discontent. "Though
am a missionary of the church I can
not say but what they will De justl-
. fled,!!, said the priest. ' , x " .1
COUNCILMEX OF REFORM TYPE
; ; ARE CHOSEy.. "
Municipal Street Railway Proposition
- ; Also Accepted by Vote.
Seattle, March 8. With 20 precincts
unheard from It is considered certain
that a reform council was elected and
the $800,000 bond Issue for municipal
street railways, carried yesterday by
a big majority. ' .
I DISPLAY HORSEFLESH SATURDAY
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Maple Avenue Stock Farm Company
Plans Demonstration Saturday,
' Imiio:ted Clyde stallions now stalled
j here by the Maple-Avenue Stock Farm
company, of Ontarto, Canada, will -be
exhibited, and shown on Adams ave
nue next Saturday at 2 o'clock so that
farmers and horsemen Interested can
see the animals together. Manager F.
H. Neil, who has been here this week
looking over the opportunities for op
nlng a big barn of purr bred Stock,
made this announcement this afternoon
and will personally oversee the
YOUXGSTER SUICIDES. w
Taqoma, March 8. Featini parental
Federals Threaten Mexlcali. punishment because he broke Into his
Mexlcall, March 8. A large force of mother's trunk and took some small
Federals are advancing on Mexlcali articles, Oscar Edfast. aged 15, is dead
and were located eight miles west of today. He committed sulcidj, last night
this city by rebels. truro; with carbolic acid.
PREMIER FAVORS RECIPROCITY.
Renders Speecb Favoring Passage of
Agreenunt wfth United States,
. Ottawa. March 8.Edltorlal com
ment and politicians today are united
In declaring the reciprocity speech in
the house by Premier Laurier has "don?
much to clear a way for passage of the
agreement. He endorsed the agrer
ment and assured continued loyalty to
Great Britalnjn a speech in which he
scouted the annexation idea. Laurier
said It was a peculiar spectacle to
watch two countries with no fortresses
separating them but an invisible wall
stopping trade between them.
To Discuss Clilltf Labor Problem.
Birmingham, Ala., March 8. The
B.venth annual child labor conference
under, the auspices of the National
Child Labor committee, which will be
gin Its sessions In this city tomorrow,
promises to be a most notable gather
ing. Theodore Rooseveit and Gover
nor Woodrbw Wilson of New Jersey
will head the list of speakers. Others
who are scheduled to address the con
ference are Miss Jane Addams of Chi
cago, Dr. FellxAdler of New York.
Senator William E. Borah of Idaho,
Charles P. Nelll, United States com
missioner of labor and Mrs. Florence"
Kelley, secretary of the National Con
The leading topics of th? conference
will be "Uniformity in Child Labor
Legislation," and "The Conservation
of Childhood." The addresses and
dlsrussions will aim to Impress upon
the public mind the lmpoitance of
harmonizing the child labor laws of
the different states, and the general
adoption of the standards already es
tablished where child labor reform has
been most successful Tie lelUetl
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FIFTY THOUSAND DOLLARS IS IX.
VOLVED IX SALE OF IMBLER
ORCHARD OF 00 ACRES
TO DAiTOX MEX.
ITS USE Er.QRf.1GU5
Land Seven Ytars Ago Raising Meagre
Crop of Wheat Turned for fcwO an
Acre Lxitcrt Passes Praises on the
Tract and Commends It to nis Cli
entsSold for !7k0 an Acre Six
Years Ago Xew Record.
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SIX YEARS' HISTORY OF
O 80. ACRE IMBLER TRACT,
$ v Sold six ye at 8 ago ;by John
Elllngford to Walter Lymau for
$67.60 an acre.
. The same fall Lyman sold
A a half Interest to L. Oldenberg
& for , $95 , an acre. These men
4 planted it to orchard.
The following year Oldenberg 0
and Lyman disposed of it at '
$125 an acre, to W. A. Laldlaw
A' .''Same 90 acres" sold yesterday
eventug, at $550 an acre. . A
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Record prices for big orchard tracts '
In ' this valley were set late last even
ing when 9p acres la Vono piece' "Jusr
north of Imbler sold for a lump sum
or $50,000, or $550 an acre, creating a
banner record for rapid Increase in '
land values. Many small tracts hava
been sold In this valley at prices in
advance of $550 an acre but never has
there been a single tract of auch large
proportion turned at one time. ;
Hinging entirely on the dictum of J
I. Dbrenberger, the' deal not only
stands for 'nigh attainments of land'
values but places on Grande Ronde
valle orchards a stamp of approval,
such as has never been equalled be
fore. The buyers of this tract iar
Bert Monnett and Clyd Weatherford. .
both of Dayton and they brought with
them as their advisor J. I. Dorenberg
er, the manager of the Pomona 6r
chard owned by the famous orchardtst,'
Mr, Dumas the orchard by the way,
Is the most famous 100-acre tract In
the world. What this expert said went
and he said the. words that closed the
deal.' But for heavy financial ties In
Washington Mr, Dorenberger would
himself Invest heavily and move to the
Grande Ronde-ra testimonial that has
made local cchardists swell with
pride."; , ' 0 '
The seller In this case was W. A.
Laldlaw and a Portland real estate
firm figure in the transfer. Local mei
interested in real, estate do not be
grudge the commission in view of the
fact that the Industry has received an '
enormous Impetus' by the transfer and "
verdict from the ex'pert.
What this plee of lanA has "accom
plished in its evolution from wh? at
land, growing leis than .50 bushels of
wheat wen years ao. to its present
state, Is pointed out above. .
,' RATE- PIGHT IS OYER.
Pennsylvania Cancels Advance Sched.
nl nnd Others Follow Suit
Washington, March 8. The railroad
rate fight against the rate decision of
the commission is over. The Pennsyl
vania cancelled its advence schdules
today and the New York, Baltimore &
Ohio, and the Erie have promised to
follow suit. Other railroads are expect
ed to do the same Immediately.