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COURT OF COLUMBIA' DRAWS IN
r, TERENCES FROM THE PIS,
MISSAL DECISION, . v
LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. OREGON. x TUESDAY, MAY 16, 1911.
JAIL SENTENCE INVOLVED
Policemen Hurt la Riot
Grand Rapids. May 16. A. score of
policemen are on the dangerous liat
in a , local hospital today following- a
riot of 2,000 striking furniture work
cry and sympathizers ,at the plant of
the Whlddlcomb Furniture company.
The dlsturbanceystarted when Ralpn
Whlddlcomb, who was taking the
strike breakers from the factory,, was
attacked by a mob.' Several police
men were knocked senseless and were
wounded by the missiles hurled. A
stream from the fire engine quelled
the riot '. -'
Drawing Conclusion That He Can Yet
.., .Institute Action Against Disobeyers
cf"lnjunet;oit Justice Wright , Ai
poklts ' Investigating Committee
Will Deal With Proposition In New
Washington, May 16. Justice
"Wright of the supreme court of the
t i 1 ) . , , . a. j
uiainci ui iviumoia louay- appoimeu
a commission tp determine ' whether
Gompersl Mitchell and, Morrison, of
exonerated by the ; United ates
court, were guilty ofcontempt of
court. . Upon the declsiori of the com
mission Wright will base his further
action in the noted case.
Wright Is proceeding under the de
cision of the United States supreme
court , which ordered the dismissal of
the case, yesterday. Wright says the
decision left open the possibility of
ceedings against the labor leaders be
cause they disobeyed his Injunction in
the Buck stove case.
. ' Jail Sentence Only Issue, .,
He held that the court dismissed the
jail sentences on the ground that the
action had been brought by the Buck
company. In such, an event only a
fine can be imposed. The Inference
, wugui uuiub, ujr mn nu-
preme court's decision, is that if
Wrletit'n rnnrt hart taken th initiative
the. result of thfi appeal might have
hpon different. Wrieht nnmpi ."Attfwi
neys J. J. Darling, D. Davenport, and
j. M. Beck, all of whom were counsel
. against the defendants In the original
proceedings. '. . .
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VVTlKni BH1U DB fUUeiHU Llln 1UVCBL1'
gatlon so his court could be vindicat
ed and sustained. . i '
Mine Promoter on Trial.
- Boston, Mass., May .16-Wltnesses
have been summoned from all parts
of the country to testify In the case
j of Victor M. Well, a dealer In mining
1 stocks, who was placed on trial In the
! United States district court today on
'a-charge of using" the mails in a
scheme to defraud. It is alleged that
Well, by misrepresentation - of the
value of the' stock of the Goldfleld and
Boston mining corporation of Nevada,
In letters and printed matter sent
through the mails in 1908," defrauded
investors out of nearly a million' dol
lars." .v, , . ,. ';;:.':
Leave to Attend Convocation.
. Rev. Upton H. Gibbs and Mrs; Gibbs
went to Pendleton tnis uioriuug u at
tend the Episcopal convocation there
this week. ; : , '. '
s nrtBiftinfnpn pi inin
, UUI.UIULIILU LLwlLtl
New York, May 16. Higher prices for-cials woutd claim Immunity on ac
oil and its products is ""believed here to count of the statute of limitations. To
be the only real offset of the decision offset this the gqverninent will take
yesterday ordering the Standard Oil j the position that the combinalon con
to dissolve. Business men agree that tlnued its offenses, to the time the
an immediate advance in trade is cer- trust was ordered dissolved. ;
tain as many Investments were held t i English Stocks Unaffected,
off awaiting the' decision. The stock " London, . May 16. Despite the
market opened firm today. j epoch-making decision or the United
; . , ReTransfer the Holdings. . !. Istate3 supreme court in the Standard
Discussing the effects of the decls-1 Oil case, after the close of the market
ion it Is pointed out that the Stand-'yesterday, stocks opened here today
CHAUTAUQUA WILL BE HELD AS
Ticket Sale Suddenly Picks Up and
"' Dormant Interest Fired.
ard Oil company of New Jersey won't
change Its ownership of various plants
It will merely re-transfer its proper
ties to the original companies. '
Prosecution Very Probable.
Wasningtoni May 16. A high gov
ernment official today stated that
criminal prosecutions of the Standard
on offlMois rnny follow the "decision
of yesterday. .- a-, . ' ' "' '
Attorney General Wlckersham will
consider the matter soon. ; Possible
obstacles to prosecution confront the
government as it is expected the offi-
wlth no excitement
WlII Obey Court Immediately.
. New York, May .16. M. P. Elliott,
chief counsel for the Standard Oil, ls-
u statement Issued today said that the
Standard , would obey the court's de
cree, and would Immediately take steps
Standard decision are almost unani
mous in the statement that the deci
sion Is good for business.
; ; ,N Harm to Oregon."
Portland, May 16. Leading bankers
when interviewed today, stated that
the; Standard decision will not affect
Oregon. They look tor an Impetus !n
trade now that the decision is render
ed, as many investors will come into
the field. ;-. r " .r- " ..
: 3Iay Amend Sherman Aet.
Washington. Way :," 16-DisgruntIed
with the supreme court -decision in
the Standard Oil case! progressives
at att informal conference today de
cided to urge an11 amendment to th
Sherman "antl-t rust act ..reading:" "No
combination of trade shall be regarded
as reasonable under the terms of tUl3
act" : v.'
filOUSUED Oi :
' Northwest Mining' Congress.
Portland', Ore.. M ayl5.-The North
west Mining congress assembled
Portlar 'iday for a three days' ses
sion.' ! attendsnci, 'Includes nany
reprf, C?atlves of the mining districts
thro - ut the northwest, Canada and
TWO HUNDRED 3TEN NARROWLY
; ESCAPE DEATH WHEN
:,",;V, ATTACKED. :
PEACE WITHIN FEW DAYS '
A ,; Among the matters to be dis
w are uniform mining lawsv th
ishmejit of a federal department
mes and mining! the mining ln-
rroviMonal PresJdent. 3Ialrro Han tlio
: Making of Peace in His Hands The
Dinx KenreseMtutiYO Sees Petico lr
' Thirty Honrs Unless JIadero Crows
Unn'asonalile Jn 'Demauds Orozoco
Loyal. ': ': : " "'.'
fy as related to forest reserva-
t. i... , a . . o uu uiconurco m unit iuo iano
v,-. j '' ' nromntArs nut of business
ShOrts attemnted to bear tna rnarK . .
V i t . iL..n l i .l i i .. I
uui uie uuiis eiuijyeu mem ay miuutS
on enormous lines. ; ; - ,
. 4 . . Good for Business.
Newspapers commenting . on the
Gray Veterans In Session.
Little Rock, Ark., May 16. The Un
ited Confsderate veterans began their
annual national reunion today. Thou
sands of the gray-clad veterans .filled
the convention hall and cneered. en
thusiastically, when Gen. George W. :
Gordon, of Memphis, the commander-in-chief,
appeared upon the platform.
Governor Donaghey welcomed the vis
itors to Arkansas and others delivered
greetings in behalf of the city of Little
Rock and the veterans of the state.
Simultaneous, with the convention of
the veterans are being held the annual
sessions of the United Sons of Con
federate veterans and of the memorial
associations and other auxiliary bod
ies. The annual parade, the unveiling
of a Confederate monument in city
park and numerous receptions and
other social features will combine to
make the reunion week a notable one
for the thousands of veterans and oth
er visitors now In the city. Macon,
Louisville, Richmond and several oth
er cities are engaged in a spirited con
test to secure the 1912 reunion of the
Acting on urgent demands, and en
conrHgred ty an unprecedented sale of
season tickets without solicitation,
and actuated further by a meeting of
many prominent ' business men last
evening at which not a voice was cast
in favor of discontinuing the Chautau
qua, the directors have agreed to con
tinue the work and allow the contracts
to stand as signed.
' Ladies of the Neighborhood club
rushed In with promises of whole
hearted support and the key of the J
meetings last night was such as fo
make it almost .obligatory on the part
of the directors to keep the Chautau
qua alive. Interest was only dormant
and not dead, It seems, for the publi
cation of the announcement that the
chautauqua was to be dropped created
a storm of protest from many of those
who previously had been lethargic in
financial and moral support.
LINKUP OF CANDIDATES
v v SPEUIAL PRIZf! OFFER,
The two candidates who turn in ttbe most votes between May 8 and
8 May 20, Including those dates, each at the Expense of the Observer, may
fctake a gnest to the Portland Rose Festival, provided these candidates
win trips in the final distribution of prises. The candidates at the loot
4 of the score lists have the same chance to win these companion trips $
$ as the ones who on May S are at or near the head. New candidates en-
$ tering the contest, daring this period of extra reward also may compete $
for the companion trips here announced. ; '
y g s $ $ J 4 4 8 Q & 5 9
"::-V.:.'f".; '- CONTEST DISTRICT SO. 1 ,
This district comprises the city '-of La Grande. The two ladles residing
in La Grande who at the end of the contest have received the most votes
I11 be the guests of the Observer at the Portland Rose Festival,
HUFF, RUBY, Seventh and L streets,
STEPHENSON, MILDRED, Care Star Theatre
MARTIN, IRMA,41201 Fourth street..,';.,;....
COTNER, EVA, 2,008 Oak street .............
C0M3S, FRANKIE, 1201 D avenue. ...........
NUTTER, MRS. B. B-. 1708 1-2 Sixth St. . .......
WILLIAMS, MRS. Fred w., Box sttt
DAVIS, ADA, 1313 X avenue
SNOW, ALICE, 1410 Z avenue
i , . r, . t . i
, WIU Probe Steel Trast
Washington, May 16 The feouse un
animously passed the Stanley resolu
tion ordering a sweeping Investigation
of the steel trust .... ...
FILE U. OF Ow REFERENDUM.
Salem, May 16. It is expected
this afternoon that the referen-
dum petition against the half mil
Q lion dollar appropriation for the
University of Oregon will be filed
with the secretary of state.
The Cottage Grove delegation
4 was sent to Salem this morning
while Parkinson is here await
lng the arrival of others.
CONTEST DISTRICT NO 2.
OR. JEAN CHARCOT.
Frenchman Who Discovered 120
Mi!e New Lnd at South PoU.
; This district comprises all of Union county except L aGrande. The four
ladies of this district who, at the end of the contest, have . received the
most votes will be the guests of the Observer at the Portland Rose Festi
val. : -. : . ' " -i ' . -'.' ;
ROBERTSON. ZELLA, R. F. D. No. 2, . . . .'. . .1 . ; I.. . v. . . . 73,145
HANSEN. AGNES, Perry ..... . . 72,276
VAN HOUSEN. HAZEL. AllcU. 68,565
WILSON, EVA. Union
PEEBLER, FRANKIE, R. F. D. No. 2,'........
CONRAD, NELLIE, R. F. D. No. 1 La Grande
JEFFRIES, NELLIE, Union
- ARNOLD, MABEL, Elgin
: WEEKS, BIRNIE, North Powder
CHATTIN, VIOLET, Summervllle
RUSSELL, BETHEL,Elgin .....
KEEFER, STELLA, Imbler
WOODELL, ETTA, R. F. D., No. 1, Summerville
PRESIDENT OF MANUFACTURERS
Says Labor Is Working Destruction
of American Government
New York, ; May 16. Vitriolic de
nunciation of labor unions In general
and a flat declaration that he believed
the destruction of the ' Los Angeles
Times was the result of a general plot
of labor leaders, was made here today
at the convention of the National Man
ufacturers' association by President
Klrby of the association.
He said:' "The American Federation
of Labor is engaged in open warfare
on Christ and his principles. This ir
responsible federation has been per
mitted to grow up uncurbed by law,
unconcerned of Justice, although' its
purpose is to draw to a common level
all men and women." , - ;
Dr. Kirby, continuing his assault on
labor,, said "I believe our constitution
guarantees protection to life, to prop
erty, but it is being made almost in
operative by union leaders. I demand
this organization adopt resolutions fa
voring uniform legislation against this
labor conspiracy. .1 believe every offi
cer of the American Federation from
the president of It down Intends the
destruction of our system of govern
ment. We will be fortunate If we es
cape, vicious class legislation at this
session of congress."
CONTEST DISTRICT NO. 8.
- . This district comprises all of Wallowa county and Pine and Eagle valleys.
The three ladles of this district who, at the end of the contest, have received
. the most votes will be the guests of the Observer at the" Portland Rose Fis
..iival.. ;-, ' - - .' . ; ,
ROUP. MARGARET, Joseph
EAMES, EDNA, Joseph ....
BOSWELL, CECIL, Minam
LYRENMANN, ANNA, Enterprise
.WISDOM, BESSIE. Lostine
.MAVOR, ALICE, Enterprise
WILEY, GLADYS. Wallowa
EVANS. MINNIE L., Wallowa .......... . . . : ,
BROCK, NETTIE, Flora
.. .r........... .
: t PRIZES REGARDLESS OF DISTRICTS. '
' The three candidate who, at the end of the contest have more votes than
any of their rivafs, may, at the' expense of the Observer, extend their trips
on 10 uan rranctKo.
The four candidates, who range next in standing, regardless of districts,
win be entertained at the Hotel Gearhart, Gearhart Park. By-the-Sea.
All winning candidates will be given side trips to all points of Interest in
and about Portland; and will be taken to the leading places of amusement
ana recreation. - :
'.Instead of taking a trip, any winning candidate may have music lessons
to the value of $50 or a scholarship In Whitman college; In the Baker City
business college or choice of several other colleges. In Hen of the San
Francisco trips scholarships valued at $100 will be arranged for, In case
exchange is desired.
NogaleS, May 16,--A force of 200 fed
eral under Colonel Diaz narrowly es-'
caped annihilation at, the hands of
Juan ; Cabral's rebels , yesterday, ac
cording to ranchers arriving nere to-' ,
day, SThe federals' progress was cut.
on- tyr tn uurutsu duuiuciu
bridge, where they were attacked by
three Rimes'" their: number. They re
paired the track and hurried south to
Guaymas, leaving their dead behind.
The casualties are unknown. .
" Orosoce Loyal to Madcro.
Spaso, May 16. General Orozoco
y applied the short and ugly word
to all newspaper accounts of his quar
rel with Madero. " In the letter to Ma
dero. Orozoco deplored publicity and
declared the whole matter "the work
of our political adversaries." He
swears eternal fealty to Madero and :
the revolution., ' , '
Peace Is in Sight
Peace in Mexico today hinges on the
attitude of Provisional President Ma
dero according to Judge Cardajal, the
peace, representative, of Diaz. Tba on- .
ly thing that 1U block " peace negoti
ations will be some Impossible or arbi
trary stand by Madero, said the judge.
There will be something definite in 30"
hours. ;. .v,,"' 'i :.'
v General Masacre Feared. ;
Mexico City, May IB. Following the
surrender of Paochuca to the insur
rectos rioting and pillaging broke out
at 3 o'clock today . according to ad
vices.' V ' "
Drinking by rebel soldiers resulted
In defiance of their commanders. The
banks were dynamited and townspeo- '
pie barricaded In their homes, fearing
a general massacre. v
Dusseldorf, Germany, May 16.
Count Zeppelin's big passenger car
rying airship Deutschland II was de
stroyed here today. . . .
MRS. BOY T. PIERCE.
She Is Fighting Effort to Annul
Marriag to Oil Magnate's Son.
Texas Bankers Meet at Dallas.
' Dallas, 'Texas,' May 16. Seldom If
ever, before In the history of the Tex
as Bankers' association have its an "
nual gathering attracted such a larga
and representative attendance as
marked the opening of the 27th an
nual cpnventlo in this , city , today,
Scores of leading bankers and finan
ciers from all parts of the Lone Star
state and from several other states as '
well filled the auditorium of, the Dal- ,
opera house when , President W. H.
Fuqu called the gathering to order at
10 o'clock this morning. The Initial -
session was given over to' welcomes
and responses and to the annual re
ports of officers and standing commit
tees. , The afternoon the bankers lis
tened to addresses as follows: ''Safe-?
guards Against Recurring Panics," 0.
M. Reynolds, president of the Contf- '
nental and Commercial National bank I
of Chicago; "Banking Conditions la
the Southwest," George H. Harrison,
vice president of the New England
National bank of Kansas City, and"
"State Banks th Laws Controlling;'
Them and Suggestions as to Their
Conduct." Ben L. Gill, state bank coul
mlssloner of Texas. 1
SEAMEN TO STRIKE NEXT
: "New' York. May 16An official .
communication from the sea- .
9 men's International committee,;
was received today.by the secre- ;
4 tary.of the American branch of '
Great BMtain. It stated that the $"
proposed mammoth international
shipping strike start next P
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