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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY, OREGON THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1911.
Ul FflLLETTE REOPEMS LOUEfl '
IS U N EARTH ED AT S PR I H K Fl F I n
m. sloigh, new publicity
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Washington, April 6. Robert M. La
FoAette Introduced today In the sen
ate a resolution providing for another
Investigation of the Lorimer charges.
. The resolution proposes that an in
vestigation be conducted by the new
members of the senate.
, The committee proposed is Works,
republican, California Townsend, re
publican, Michigan; McLeon, republi
can, Connecticut; Kern," democrat, In
diana; and Pomerene, democrat, Ohio.
The resolution recites that witness
es that didn't appear at the first in
vestigation have since testified a fund
Cof 100 000 was raised to Influence the
' election of , Lorimer. ' :s
.The resolution , was tableil without
discussion and is expected to come up
soon for debate. .... . , ; ;
T Sew Testimony rerunent. "
' Just before the' senate convenes,
V; Stone of Missouri . said, In his opin-
Ion, the senate was hound to take cog
.' ' nizance of the testimony of Kohlsaat
before the Investigating committee at
Springfield. He predicted . that the
case will be re-opened.
The antl-Lorimer senators have re
quested Springfield officials to send
a transcript of the Kohlsaat testimony
and of that ' submitted yesterday of
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Admits Subscribing. Slash Fund.
Springfield, 111., April 6. Clarence
S. Funk, general superintendent of the
'". International Harvester company, tes-
tifled yesterday afternoon before the
state investigating committee that
Edward Hlnes, the Chicago lumber-,
man, asked his company' for $10,000
to form a part of 1100,000 slush fund !
raised to elect Lorimer as senator.
Ten Loriinerltes Missing.
Ten of the 46 senators who- voted to
support Lorimer are no longer mem
bers of the senate. Antl-Lorimerites
claim a majority of the present body.
Lorimer Friends Counteract
Springfield, III., April 6. Friends pf
Lorimer today planned to defeat the
attempt to expose the bribery of his
election by killing the bill appropriat
ing $10,000 for expenses of the sen
ate committee investigating the scan
.Members, of the committee said to
aay tney amu i oeiievu iu uouae uia
defeat the bill in view of charges by
Funk that Hlnes admitted $100,000
was spent to elect Lorimer.
New Developments Startling.
If tha senate defeats the expense
bill, it is planned to raise the inquiry
funds by public subscription. Funk's
testimony coming after that of Kohl
saat is causing a sensation. Funk's
allegation that Edward Tildeh, presi
dent of the National Packng Company
was named to him by Hlnes as the man
to whom the subscription should be
sent has caused more excitement than
any development so far. 1
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Mr. E. E. Bragg, County Superin- J
tendent of Public Schools, says:
Arrangements ire rapidly progressing
for the opening of permanent pub-
' lictty offices by the Commercial clnb
with F. JL Slongu, the formrr Elgin
real estate dealer, at the head. With.
In a day or twe the work under the
, new regime will be nntfer
JEWS APPEAL TO DIAZ S ARMY IN
PflESIDENT SORE STRftlGHT
WANT JEWISH.AMERICAN WITH
v PASSPORTS GIVEN FREEDOM.
Complication with Russia and Appeal
to Courts Foreshadowed.
New York; April 6. Every Jowlsh
organization In the United States has
joined today In a demand upon Presi
dent Taftthat Russia be compelled to
cease discrimination against the Am
erican Jews. Acting for the Jews At
torney Klein, of Cincinnati, wrote to
day, to the presid.nt voicing the d&;
mpnds. He declared that unless Sec
retary Knox immediately compels
RuBsia to recognize American pass
ports, Jewish societies will appeal to
the federal courts and force the ad
ministration to act.
Russia's refusal to respect the pass
port of Jewish American citizens dis
criminates against the American free
dom and thought and the resolution
directs the president to notify Russia
of America's desire to terminate' the
treaty of 1833.
SEEMS BOTTLED UP AT CIIIIIUA.
: II CA 3,000 STROM
DOING CASH BUSINESS TET.
Connty Court Adjourns and Announces
Plenty of Cash on Hand. "
After a very brief session, . with
County Commissioner Galloway ab
sent, the county court adjourned this
afternoon. To audit routine bills and
to, announce that all accounts against
the county can be settled with cash in
stead of by the stand-off method, was
about all that was done. The cash on
hand Is sufficient to meet the heavy
expense of the month without Issuing
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SOUTH WANTS BRYAN.
Leaders Affirm a Million Could Be
Raised to Bring Commoner South.
Madero Considered1 Ready to Strike a
Crucial BJow Sunday.
Washington, April 6. Declaring the
south could raise $1,000,000 and would
raise It if necessary to have William
J. Bryan move south of the Mason-Dixon
line, Judge Bowers of Memphis de
livered today a formal Invitation
speech at a big dinner of the southern
democrats In honor of the Nebraskan.
More Grief Faces Johnson.,1
Chihuahua, April 6. Representing San Francisco, April 6.The mere
the main strength of the Diaz, forces ( fact that Jack Johnson Is In Jail has
in northern Mexico, 3,000 troops are not ended his trouble with the courts,
reported bottled up today In this city, j Today, Judge Cabaniss sustained a
Madero ' and Orozco, Insurgents, ' are , fine of $100 against the negro , for
encamped 80 miles west with 1,000 in-'speeding imposed by Judge Conlann.
The case was appealed, but Judge
Cabaniss thought theii was : $100
worth of facts.
surrectos, and are believed to be pro
paring to strike a blow.
Plan Attack Sunday.
El Paso, April 6. Rumors that Ma
dero plans to strike for the capture of
Chihuahua Sunday, It is thought, were
confirmed today by a report that 100 ,
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Political and Social Science.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 6 Many
men of prominence have arrived In
Insurgents, bearing a quantity of am- Philadelphia to attend the 15th annual
munition and two rapid fire guns, had convention of the American Academy
crossed the Rio Grande Into Mexico of Political and Social Science, which
below here. It is said 90 per cent of will begin Its sessions tomorrow.
the people of Chihuahua will aid the
. To Promote Pnblie Playgrounds.
Minneapolis, Minn., April 6. Under
the auspices of the Minneapolis Play
ground commission, a three days' in
stitute was opened here today for the
discussion of plans to promote the
playground movement In the large clt-
Jes and towns of this section of the
' country. Illinois, Wisconstn, Iowa,
Kansas, Nebraska, Minnesota, - MIs-
. souri and North and South Dakota
have sent delegates to the conference.
Southern Illinois Teachers.
Carbondale, III., April 6. The 30th
annual convention of the Southern Il
linois Teachers' association met here
today with an attendance the largest
In the history of the organization. The
homea of the city have been thrown
open to "the visitors and ample en
tertainment has been provided for all.
The sessions are being held at the
Southern ' Illinois Normal school an
will continue over tomorrow and Saturday.
Georgia Travelers In Session.
Augusta, Ga., April 6. The. free
dom of the city has been turned over
to the traveling men, who are holding
BUYS A NICE HOME.
Mrs. Little Purchases the Fred Tnfve-
1 son nome on Adams.
, Mrs. Lavlnla, Little who a few days
ago Hold her property in South La
the annual convention of the Georgia Grande yesterday purchased the beau
division of the Travelers' Protectie as-. tiful , home of Fred Tufveson on the
Bociation. - Today was devoted to the j corner of Adams and First street, tho
reception of the visitors. The bust-j consideration being $3,250. George II.
ness sessions will occupy tomorrow Currey, the land man, negotiated the
and Saturday. - eale. , ; -A '
"I commend the educational character of the prizes in your contest an
nounced today. If your patrons select teachers of. the; public schools to i
alienor the National- Educational association 49th convention, at your ex
pense, they will coefwa benefit upon the cause of education ' In Union
county. It seems to me that, with their . general acquaintance, , teachers
might very well become your successful candidates.
"I am informed that the educational and business interests of Califor
nia are preparing a great reception lor.the delegates to the National Educa
tional association this summer. In view of the approaching Panama-Pad-,
flc International xpositlon, the next great world's fair. San Francisco will
outdo herself as a hostess to make a good impression' on her guests this
summer. The prospect of the holding of the Panama-Pacflc exposition in
San Francisco four years hence will keep the state of California In great
prominence before the world during that. period. It will be interesting to
see San Francisco now, if one Is to see it then, to compare its growth and
conditions. ' t ',' v '
"The state of California alone will send 7.000 t:achers-to attend the Na
tional Educational association convention. The state superintendent of
Washington has pledged a thousand -sxcursTonlsts from that state. Oregon
must not be outdone In representation! The delegates sent at the expense
of the Observer will enjoy enviable prestige.
,?'I understand that the railroad and steamship lines In California are
preparing low rate schedules to the Yosemlte valley, to Mt. Shasta, to the fa
mous hotelB and resorts and to air points of Interest in California. All
round trip tickets to the N. E. A. convention, Including those, of course,
which th rwiiwrwr wUl kIv away will give the excursionists sufficient
time to visit any of these places. ''. t
"The prize trips offered by the Observer are so desirable' that we shall
, expect to see an interesting competition."
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ONE THOUSAND STEERAGE AND
COMPLEMENT OF TOURISTS
MENACED BY ACCIDENT.
FLOOR LEADERS THOUSANDS SEE
SIT II; ROOSEVELT
DEMOCRATS IN SENATE ALREADY
Martin Bitterly Opposed as the Floor
Leader of the Democrats, r.
Washington, April i. Discord
among the democratic senators over
floor lordship has appeared and today
there Is open quarreling over tha
question. Martin of Virginia was
urged as a compromise candidate.
Those opposing him dug into his rec
ords and showed that be had xvoted
several limes with Aldrlch on the tar
iff bill. Strong opposition to him has
developed. ' ' ;
Both houses adjourned after a short
session until Monday.
HALF OF SEATTLE AT DOCKS TO
AWAIT HIS COMING.
Virginia Y. M. C A, ' ;;
Charlottesville, Va., April . 6. For
the next three days delegates to the
annual convention of .'the Virginia
Young Men's Christian association
will be in session in this city. Each
of the city, railroad and ' student
branches of the organization is en
titled to delegates, and all without
exception are represented, so that the
gathering is the largest of its kind
ever held In Virginia. Dr. Charles W.
Kent of the university of Virginia, J.
C. Moss of Lynchburg, J, A. Whitmore
of the international committee, Rev.
T. Claggett Skinner, D. D., of Roanoke
and Congressman Richmond P.' Hob
son are among the scheduled speakers.
Tacoma Children, 5,000 Strong, Per.
V form for the Colonel. ;
Tacoma, April 4. Theodore Roose
velt was greeted at the station by 25,
000 citizens and 6,000 school children
tbday. After a drill ' in calisthenics
by the children, he proceeded to de
liver an address which followed the
lines of his well known views on good
citizenship and other famfliar sub
jects. ':"'' yt-'., p v. J: x
. Seattle Greets Him. i
, Seattle.'April 6. Half of Seattle la
gathered on the docks and along Sec
ond avenue to greet Roosevelt. He de
livers a speech In the auditorium at
Big Ocean Liner , PrJncess Irene
Strikes Sands OS Fire Island and
In Fog, Alarm Is Great Togs Sent
to the Rescue Life Savers IJravft
iRnuntag Seas to Reach the Helpless ,
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New York.: April 6. All efforts to
float the Princess Irene, which strand
ed early today near Fire Island, hara
failed and this evening the revenue
cutters Mohawk and Seneca with three
Another attempt will be made to
float the liner at midnight. The wind
is freshening and it is feared a part of
the liner'e cargo must be removed. If
a storm blows up tonight It Is believed
the steamer will be in grave pril.
Southeastern Iowa Teachers.
Keokuk, Ia. April 6. Three days ot
work and pleasure are In store for
the several hundred teachers and oth
er visitors who arrived in Keokuk to
day to attend the annual convention of
the Southeastern Iowa Teachers' as
sociation. A feature of the program
will be an inspection of the great dam
now building across the Mississippi
rier, which Is to be the largest single
water-power installation In the world.
Bankrupt Company Wound Up.
Bristol, Va., April 6. The blast fur
naces and other properties In Virginia
belonging to the Union Iron and Steel
company were offered at public sale
today, as a mult of the bankruptcy
proceeding in which the concern has
been involved for several years. Tin
company was controlled by Edward
L, Harper, the New York promoter
whose operations attracted much at
tention In the financial world several
years ago. . ' ;
Roosevelt in Seattle.
Seattle, Wash., April. : 6After
spending the early forenoon In Taco
ma,, where he was enthusiastically re
ceived, . Colonel Theodore RooseiteU
arrived in Seattle this afternoon. ' He
will remain : here ; until tomorrow
morning, when he will leave for Spo
kane. The local program provides
for several features of entertainment.
This afternoon the ex-nresident .de
livered an address to the students of
the university of Washington. '.''
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"New York, April e With 1.0CO steer
age passengers and a full complement
of tourists who are returning from
abroad, the German liner Princess
Irene went ashore early today la ft
dense fog near Fire Island, Appre
hension was not felt' until three hours
later when the captain wirelessed that
the boat was on the sand, resting easi
ly and was expected to float at high
Help Rushed1 to the Scene.
When the big vessel struck a high
sea was running. Life' savers and life
boats from many stations soon arrived
on the scene and stood by to take pas
sengers off in case of danger. Many
tugs were rushed to the scene.
The Princess Irene left Gibraltar
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Get OH Sands Tonight
The Plain Goddard and crew of
life savers braved the seas at noon,
and reached the steamer. ' She sig
nalled everything was safe and the big-'
vessel resting easy with her nose on
the sand, Steel husaers are being at
tached this afternoon preparatory to
pulling, her off at high tide.
O. A. C. Students Help Each Other.
Corvallls, Ore., April 6.(SpecIal. .
The student loan fund at the Oregon
agricultural college for the temporary
assistance of self-supporting boys and
girls has Just had a contribution of
$50 to its empty exchequer from the
receipts of the Phlladelphlan and Fero-
nlan literary societies netted from a
recent production of "The College "
SU i GIDE 15 11
PRESIDENT OF BIG FUBLISHINU
CO TAKES HIS OWN LIFE. '
Body Found by Negro Talt Revolver
: Grasped In Hand;
Philadelphia April "e.Craige LIp
plncott; president of, the J. F. Lip
pincott Publishing company, a an art
patron and prominent In society, was
found dead with a gunshot wound at
his home this morning. The police
have not yet determined whether Tit'
was- murder or Bulclde.' From the
fact that the family-refuses to dis
cuss it, it is believed be killed hira-self.-V
. Llpplncott was found by a nrgro va
let. 'wlth a revolver' clutched In his
hand. There are no clows and It 1
called suicide this afternoon. .
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