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LA GRANDE, UNION COtHiTT, QTiEGOH. WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 1911.
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TION Makes big difference
WITH THE GOVERNMENT.
AEXX DEPARTMENTS CHANGED.
New York, Chicago and San Franclsce
to Be Army Centers. .
WM TRUSTS BEIIEFIT
IlalfDosen Big Trusts Against Which
Salts Are New Fending tr Will Be
Instituted See Loophole Through In.
terpretatlons of Anti-Trust Law-
RestrlcttoHS of Trade Mast Be Eire
Washington, May 17. -The govern
; tnent's prosecution of the steel, beet,
j .bath tub; coal; paper; glass; steam
j lawyers' opinion, are likely to ; bo
gravely affected by the Standard Oil
h decision. It practically donbts the
prosecution's work as It must piove
t restriction of trade Is "un.Mason-
able under the now ruling. Fui th-
p tct-sen it !s probably that some pry
coedlne' ogalnst the smaller Unfit
will I! dibpped.', ,
v . in JLm best trust proceedings espe
cially!, the "unreaioriable" tvMti bt
,5 the de.Vtaj will bo fully tested. f:i
beef ti ukt attorne."4 recently filcu : a
deDuirer to . the ii-dictmenU fiina
anKinHt Armour and ten other piokers
for conspiracy, built almost entirely
around the 'unroHt-onableness" Issue
. 'f Ine governmeutV contentioa as to
their monopoly of the beef trade. ;
Henry George Is Angry. '
Wlashlngton, May J7. A scathing
criticism of tho United States supreme
court's Standard Oil decision was Voic
ted here today by Henry George Jr.,
who said: "I regard the Standard Oil
decision as being much the same as
.the court handed down In the case of
Fred Scott, the slave, Just prior to the
,clvll war, the decision giving 'law to
north and the nigger to south. The
court now appears to give law to the
people and immunity to trusts.. The
ourt through a majority of Its mem
bers abrogates to Itself the function
of legislating was clearly shown '
In the biting criticism of Justice Yar
lan's separate opinion.
: "The Standard Oil can now reorgan-
. Ize and then, on the plea of operating
only In 'reasonable restraint of trade'
. can continue its course of piracy. Four
hundred other trusts which similarly
operate In restraint of trade will sim
ply hang on this Interpretation of the
law. But they will answer neverthe
less. Either the law will be quickly
amended "or the people will destroy
the privileges the trusts enjoy."
Want Act Changed.
V Washington, May 17. Three bills
were introduced In the senate today
which restricts the former power of
. the Sherman anti-trust law. Jones, re
publican, of Washington, offered the
' amendment providing "All combina
tions In restraint of trade whether rea-
' sonable or unreasonable 'should be
. declared unlawful.' " . ,
It is reported the senate will prob
ably defer changing .the law until the
next session, . ; . v ."!,
Washington, May 17. New York,
Chicago and San Francisco will be the
headquarters for three grand divisions
of the United States army, according
to plans for the reorganization sent to
tho printers today. ' ' ,
., The department of Colorado and, the
Dakota will be abolished and merged
into the departments of the lakes, Mis
souri and Texas with Chicago as head
quarters Instead of Denver., New Tors,
will be the headquarters of the east
and San Francisco headquarters oi
the weBt. "' '." ; r
CALLS OOJOIISSION PAETIAL.
Appointment of Anti-Labor Attorneys
, by Wright Is Cr&lclxed. .
: St Louis, (May 17. -Commenting on
the appointment, of a commlssloU to
reopen the. contempt cases .'against
Mmself, Gompers and 1 Morrison of
the American Federation of Labor, by
Justice Wright, John Mitchell said to
day. "If Wright want to iastltuto a
nl rai H fiwn htHliitim. h should
not ' appoint lawyers identified with
the anti-labor light as his commissi n.
He should name an Impartial commission.
TO SHORTEN WORKING HOURS.
Oregon and Washington Elllmen Agree
to One Half Holiday Weekly.
' Seattle., May 17. On legal advice
that they are not violating any law to'
combine to curtail an over production
mill men of Washington and Oregon
have agreed to Saturday closing to re
duce the larger output Steps are ai
ready being taken to raise prices. '
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7 8 9 iO ll Kilj
To Bi- Given Avay
ON MAY 20
Asiht Ycur Favbtilt to Win
70ns of Thm
Votes So Far Cact To; Apply on These
of Every. Gontctant:--'
Ronp, Margaret ,
Eames, Edna . .
Robertson, Zella ;,........
Taa Honsen, Basel , K. . ."
Combs, Frankie vl .. . i .V,i;
Cstncr, Era ; ,t tf , , , , V At
Bosweii, Cecil : .;..;vu;-;,'"r
AraolaV Mabol , . ;
N utter, Mr. B. B.
Hnff, Rsbj i....
Eranf, KJnafe ,
PeeblerV .Frahkle . .,.
tRattin, mm . v . ...
PORTLAND AWAITS GOV. WILSOX.
New Jersey Execntlve Will Be Fetea
IWhen He Reaches I'ortland.
Portland. May 17.AA11 preparations
for the entertainment of Governor Wt.
son of New Jersey when he arrives In
Portland for a two days" visit the 18tn
and 19th, have been completed.; Wil
son' left San Francisco last night and
Is due here tomorrow. He will be
banqueted by the Commercial club, tn
University club, "reoeptloned" by the
Press club and other bodies. -.
Friday night ne addresses a' mass
meeting and leaves for Seattle on tho
samo night :- -.". .
huge f hojecis ;
fii la r ' D
FALLS FROM TREE.
While Stringing Telephone Wire, Man
. - Is Seriously Hurt.
OPERATION'S ARE COMMENCED E2
v TWEES UNION AND LA CRANES
. ''AND WILL SPREAD OCT.
READY TO DI8S0LYE.
Steps Being Taken by Oil Octopus to
, Comply WIthCourtfs Deetsloa. ..
i New Tork, May 17. Attorneys and
' officials of the Standard Oil company
today began preparations to moo the
terms of tho decision ordering the dls
' solution. Morltx Rosenthal, chief coun
sel, said the trust would reorganize by
divisions Into producing manufactur
ing selling companies.
Packers Vast Aet Soon,
' ' Chicago, May 17. His action result
ing, It is said, from the supreme court
Stand Oil decision, Federal Judge Car
penter today gave tho Attorney for Og-
SMASHING BLOW ADMINISTERED
HIM OYER LEFT EYE.
Knocked Down and About to Be Rob
bed When Help Came.
: ;,;': ki : SPECIAL PRIZE CFFEIU ;:
The two candidates who ton la ttho most vetes between May 8 and
May 20, including tiose dates, eack at the expense of the Observer, may 4
take a guest to the Portland Rose Festival, proviied these candidates
win trips la the final distribution of prises. The fandldatea at tte foot
-of the score lists hare the samo chance to win the companion trips
as the ones who on May 8 are at or near the head. Kw candidates en
terlng the contest, daring this period of extra reward also may compete
for the companion trips here announceoV f y r "
CLOSE OF SPECIAL 0FFER.'-f:: ; '" " v; 1 1
All subscriptions mailed by contestants and patrons on May 20th, last
S day of this special offer, which reach the Observc by May 28, will ap-
ply in the competition for the two extra trips. In such cases the enve-
lope must bear postmark of May 20. This Is Intended to ghe contestants 4
$ and subscribers who live at a distance from La Grande the same chance
$ in the competition as those who are near the office, v ..
LINEUP OF CANDIDATES
' CONTEST DISTRICT NO. 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
will be the guests of the Observer at the Portland Rose Festival.
HUFF, RUBY, Seventh and L. streets-. .v.. ................ ..i.. 42,264
STEPHENSON, MILDRED. Care Star Theatre .........4......... 26,488
MARTIN, IRMA, 1201 Fourth street. . . , .... ...... . .'. '.' 23.335
COTNER, EVA, 2,008 Oak street ...... .............. , 20,664
C0M33. FRANKIE, 1201 D avenue;
Falling from a. tree in which he was
Working while stringing telephone
wires, George Semmons, I o employe
of tho George Palmer Luther. tomr
pany at Palmer Junction! ; l In the
Grando Ronde hospital toi tyi being
treated by Dr. Molitor. The i itleman
sustained no broken bones blfUs fall,
ed. He was ftrourht hero i tarda
afternoon on tho Joseph traln d grv-
en surgical care Immediately.!- .
Royal Fancy Dress Ball.
London, May 17. London society Is
all agog In anticipation' of the roya.
aacy dress ball to be given at tho Sa
voy hotel tomorrow nlgit unde tue
pattsonage of ' Princess Christ! in,
Pr'nce and Princess Alexander of Teck
and a long Hat of other titled person
ages.' The ball will be the first great
social sffalr of the coronation season.
The proceeds will ba turned over to
the Prince Francis of Teck memorial
fund. ... a- '
Big Tracts Already Leased and Will
. Be Watered From Katherlue Creci
- Work to Spread and Extend Oat t
,.. Include Many Sites Thronghont Eas
tern Oregon Harmon of Baker Ee
... : 15,775
NUTTER, MRS. B. B., 1708 1-2 Sixth St . . . ....... . . . . .... ...... 10,178
Felled to the sidewalk and stunned by
a smashing blow over tho left eye, a
stranger gentleman of the Grand Army
of the Republic ranks, was being rutn.
lessly "fingered" for valuable in broaa
daylight today on Jefferson , avenue
when assistance came from pedestrl-
which the old veteran carried had
give his name, but who is aged and ap
parently wealthy, was assaulted by a
much younger man, it Is said by eye
witnesseswho without ado struck the
old gentleman with' terrific force, and
knocked him to the ground.
' RUSSELL, BETHEL, Elgin
skilled thug tho man is eald to have REEFER. STELLAImbler ...
proceeaea to purer ine pocaeu oi ia
WILLIAMS, MRS. Fred W.. Box 804
DAVIS, ADA, 1313 X avenue ',
SNOW, ALICE, 1410 Z avenue
CONTEST DISTRICT SO 2.
This district comprises all of Union county except L aGrande. The four
laaies 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 Festt
ROBERTSON, ZELLA, R. F. D. No. 2,
HANSEN, AGNES, Perry .......v.. 72,276
VAV WriTTSWV H1-71TT. Allnl
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 , . .
prostrate man. George O'Neal, the:
plumber, and others, came to the fel
low's rescue tefore the roll of bills
which the old veterans carried had
been found by the daylight robber. The
police, Chief Walden and Officer Faulk
had little trouble In locating and ar
resting the thug with tho assistance
of Mr. O'Neal. The alleged thug, who
refuses flatly to give his name, Is be
ing held for further investigation. He
had no articles on his person when ar
rested that belonged to the victim of
tho assault ' ': r : ; '
The attack occurred about 11 o'cloctt
on Jefferson avenue In front of "sa
loon row." Tho scheme was so bold
aa to startle the police for the street
was not by any means tree from pedes
trians and tho saloons along , the
street were occupied by patrons who
might t any tlmo discover the crime
being attempted without - .
The old soldier arears a deep gash
thta afternoon Vs a testimonial of ttie
attack. H carrld a roll of bills, ho
WOODELL, ETTA R. F. D., No. 1, Summervllle
' CONTEST DISTRICT NO. .
This district comprises all of Wallowa county and Pine and Eagle valieya
The three ladies of this district who, at the end of the contest, have reoelved
the most votes will be tha.guesu ot the Observer at the Portland Rose Fes
tival. .., . ; . :.
ROUP, MARGARET, Joseph
EAMES. EDNA. Joseph . . .. ; . ... . . . . . ..... ......... ... ..... . . ,
...... ...... ......
BOSWELL, CECIL, Minam ............
LYRENMANN, ANNA, Enterprise
WISDOM, BESSIE, Lostine
MAVOR, ALICE. Enterprise
XtTUW it a rtra Tr-ii- -
EVANS. MINNIE L., Wallowa .
BROCK, NETTIE, flora
dea ArmouY and ten other Indicted says, but U was hid in a secludea
; , packers, one week to file portions for pocket and for that reason the attack,
i rehearing arguments on their demurr J probably well premeditated, was fruit
t rer to the conspiracy indictment less. 4 - ' ,
PRIZES REGARDLESS OF DISTRICTS. V ' 1
The three candidate who, at the end of the contest have more votes than
any of their rivals, may, at the expense of the Observer, extend their trips
on to San Francisco. '
; The four candidates who range next in standing, regardless) of districts,
will be entertained at the Hotel Gearhart, Gearhart Park, By-the-Bea. ,
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
and recreation. . ...
Instead of taking a trip, any winning candidate may have music lessons
to the value of 150 or a scholarship In Whitman college; In the Baker City
business college or choice of several other colleges. In lieu of the San
Francisco trips scholarships valued at $100 will be arranged for, in case
exchange Is desired.
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EYE WITNESS TO
SON OF LOCAL PASTOR TELLS OF
Struggle at Tla Juana Told by an Eye
Witness to the Affair.
A graphic description of tho battle
of Tla Juana, fought a few days since
and briefly described by the Observ
er's telegraphic report on the day of
Its occurence, 1b 'Contained in a letter
received by Rev.lL vV. Gowan, pastor
of the Baptist church in this city, from
his son at San Diego, Cal. Rev. Gow
an's son is an Inspector of Immigra
tion at San Diego, and Tla Juana Is
Just across the line. In his letter to
his father here, B. E. Gowan writes:
"The insurrecto forces from Mexl-'
call started for Tla Juana some days
ago and we have been kept busy pick
ing up the various scum of the earth
that hangs around that place. We
have In custody some 15 Mexicans that
are wanted on one charge or another
also 13 Chinese who were allowed to
cross for protection during the fight.
Last Saturday night I caught three
Japs who had crossed surreptitiously.
Sees Fight at Close Range.
"The Insurrecto forces reached Tla
Juana on the afternoon of' the 8th
and Immediately started the fight I
located myself on a hill on the Amer
ican aide not over three quarters of a
mile from where the scrap was going
on and with a pair of field glasses set
tled' down to watch a battle. I saw
one, too. It was a good fight aad a
hot one with about 150 men on each
side.' It lasted all the afternoon of
the 8th with some sight fighting and
ended about 9 a. m. on the 9th. The
Insurrecto army was practically all
Americans, soldiers of fortune, social
ists, and some that were In it Just for
the love of a scrap; The federal forc
es were well, Intrenched In the town'
and should have been able to hold It
without difficulty but they simply did
not have the nerve to withstand the
Reclamation of arid and semt-arM .
lands on Eastern Oregon, now produc-
ing little or no profit la to be applied
UBiiitr uu ui at, vyvi w
a new company formed at Baker City
along extensive and feasible lines
for the purpose, will be tolt In Granae
Ronde valley.: Largo areas of semt
arid land lying between this city ana
Union is to be "treated" with water
from Katherlne creek. F. A. Harmon, -one
of' the chief promoters, and tne
formulator of the scheme, has had en-
gtneerlng brains at work on the pro
ject for some time and It has been de
clared feasible. Mr. Harmon. Is out in '
the valley this afternoon and thouga ;
he could not bo seen ,to elaborate on
the plan for the reclamaUon of BemI- '
arid soil of this valley, somewhat :
complete announcement Is made from
Baker relative to the proposition. The
announcement" aysf '
. "The name of tho corporation is the
Eastern Oregon Realty company and .
the principals are F. A. Harmon, man
ager of the Eastern Oregon' Light and
Power company, Ray Nye, of Kansas
City, president of the company and
several eastern business associations.
"A deal has been closed by which
the company becomes owner of 1,600 1
acres of semi-arid land In Unton ,
coijinty, which lies between La Grande
and Union. Up to the , present time
the land has produced nothing o
speak of and those occupants there,
now are simply leasing. It Is the in
tention of the company : to reclaim x
this, and put Jt on the market In tracts
of from forty acres up. V
"At th present time some water has
been brought to a portion of the tract
from By slough which has been dammed
and conserves a small portion of this
water from the snow and spring rain
fall. The portion of the land securing
the water in this'manner is very small
and very uncertain. . The plan of the
Company is to use the water of Kather
lne creek and Improve the present
site,' so that-there will be plenty of
water for the whole tract the entire ;
season. A pumping plant of sufficient '
capacity to do this will be installed,
and with a supply In sight the success '
of the plants plainly evident."
Mr. Haron stated that this is only '
the first of a series of similar projects
planned by the company In this section
of Oregon. Already sites in Baker val
ley and at other points are under con
sideration, and the work planned at
the present time . bids fair to , keep
the company busy for some time to v
come. ,?fce object Is to put the land In -such
condition that people can be of
fered Inducements to locate thereon,
and the plane of such extent that the
project bids fair to be an important'
factor In the near future in settling a
considerable portion of this sectloo of
the state. 7' f ',?
(Continued on Page Eight.)
AMATEUR AVIATOR HILLED. :
Falls ' Less Than One Hundred Feet
and Is Instantly Killed.
Los Angeles. May 17. Addison liar
tie, aged 25, an amateur aviator, was
Instantly killed in a 75-foot fall from
an aeroplane at Dolingues. Ills sister
Anna witnessed the accident and wa
the first to reach the body. The ma
chine became unmanagable while com
ing down, from a height of 200 feev
It was a fcl-plane.