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LA GRANDE, UNION COUNTY. OREGON. TUESDAY AUGUST 1, 1911.
SENATE PASSES IT ON
t SECOND VOTE
! AFTER TIE
GlYES iftELlEF WHICH OTHER.
WISE IS DENIED FARMERS
Such Is Claim of Democrats Who
Fathered lint Vice President Sher
man Kills Bill When Tie Exists but
Reconsideration I8 Granted Many
. ' Amendments Are jtulcu GuL!n!.L '
Washington, August 1. The farm
ers' frn list' bill, eivinir certain arti
cles which the farmer buys, free of
duty, passed the senate today, 48 to 30.
The measure wa8 designed by demo
crats or tne nouse ana is intenaea as
annnlamanial monaurA tn ffii'A ncrf.
cultural sections" of the country ad
vantages In trade which It was assert
ed were not contained In the recipro
city Mil 1 Tr nnnaprl on thn oarnnrt
V. 1 y J " "
vote; " '-..; : f, ,' I ;' .. .
After the amendments were disposed
of the vote on the bill itself was tak
en. The .first vote was a tie,'39 to 39.
Vice President Sherman cast the de
ciding vote and declared the measure
lost. Senator La Toilette then moved
, its reconsideration, which was car
ried. A couple more amendments were
then offered. ! '
- The bill as It came from the house
was rejected and before being finally
adopted it carried an amendment by
Kern providing free "meats from all
countries, and giving the same conces
sions to the United States It is be
loved that fhen the measuer . goes
back to the House it wUl .be concurred
in, by the hauseaud sootf wjQl It ient
to the president for approve,!. Among
those voting against It was Bourne.
' ! Glenn Amendment Killed. '
Wncdflnflrtnn. Aiizust 1. When the
farmers' free list bill, heretofore pas
sed by the house, came up In the sen
ate todays Senator Gronna's ; amend
ment placing cement on 'the free list,
another admitting coal and coke, and
another free listing of apples and ber
ries, and one by Bailey staking meats
from the free list, were 'all beaten
Without the roll call. V - v
White Slarers Conference.
San Francisco, August l.--State and
federaf authorities will confer here
within a few days regarding the dlspo-r
Sal' 0f "white slavers" , evidence
against whom has been secured by
Be Pue, head of the state ureau of
criminal' Identification. . v
. Three men are involved already In
evidence unearthed by DePue and they
will be prosecuted in the federal
courts if it is found. that a federal
statute haB been violated. '
Woman Gets Aero License.
Hemstred, L. I., August 1. The first
aeroplane pilot's license ever Issued to
a woman was granted today to. Har
riet Qutmby by the Aero club of Amer
ica. 1 Her recent flights have been sen
sational! r ' ' ' '
SITUATION IN, PORT AU PRINCE
GROWS CRITICAL. ".V
Any Development Likely at Moment's
Notice Is Admitted.
' Port Au Prince, August l.r-Several
attempts were made to burn this city
last night. Business Is at a standstill.
Conflicting reports that President
Simon will fight, and that he will flee
have precipitated a condition where
any development of the revolution Is
possible within a few hours.
Limn Bowling Tourney at Buffalo.
Buffalo, N. Y., August 1. The first
ann.ial tourjiamei.t of the Internation
al Lawn Bowlinj association. wa3 op
ened here this tfiernoon, to comlnuo
through the rest of the week. The
chief events programed are the cem
petltloas for the international trophy,
ihe frontier, consolation cup, and
Scotch doubles and singles. '
Colorado Day In Denver.
Denver, Colo., August l.-:olorado
Day, the 35th anniversary o fthe ad
mission of the state of Colorado to the
union, was observed today as a 'legal
holiday throughout the, state. Banks
and public offices were closed every
where and in this city the customary
flag raising and appropriate exercises
were held In the city park.
V lews Ittwg ImiiiuusuixL
Abilene, Texas, August 1. The en
tire village 67 Hamlin In Jones coun
ty was reported demolished by a ter
rific storm last night, say couriers ar
riving here. Wires are down and there
are no details.
El'GG RANCH NOT ENDANGERED
V, AS FIRST REPORTED.
Reports From Scene of Blaze Indicate
Men Control It
(RELIEF IN SOUTHERN ORE-
GGN. , - V '
, . Koseburg, Oregon, August 1.-
Forest fires in Douglas county
Q are. nil...- reported tinder control
'thlaftarno&af save e; and -it Js
expected that it will soonvbe ex
tinguished. None of the fires are
dangerous, despite, the senation-
al reports, has been declared .by
the authorities. Most "of the fires
3 Were started during the electrt-
cal storm recently.
HlUard. August 1. (Special) For-
est flrs which have been raging with
more or less damage to timber m a
territory about four miles from here,
are well in hand today according to
reports brought here $h!s morning.
The Are' is not es serious as report
ed and the Rugg ranch has not been In
danger as the fire was not in close
proxlinlty to that place. ',
. t pendleton Report tonnrms.
. At Pendleton yesterday a newspa
per report says:
'The first forest fire of the year in
UVnatllla county Is now under the con
trol or the fighters and will probably
be stamped out by evening. Its la
cation is In the mountains about four
miles west of Hllgard near tho Rr.gg
Bros, sheep ranch. . The flames broke
out yesterday afternoon, presumably
started by the. careless throwing of
a cigarette stubb Into the underbrush.
When discovered, they had gatued
considerable headway and were leap
lug from tree to tree with great ra
pidity, ; :
-ri,0 inrm was xlvn and soon the
Mwmill nearby .assisted
by residents, formed into a fighting
brigade ana Dy,z ociuun
had the progress' of the fire checked,
after it had spread over about ,75'
EXPECT MUCH OF CANAL.
Looks to Big Connecting Link to Dou
ble Western Population, v ,
Tacoma.;, August, l.-Wlthin' five
years following the opening of the
Panama canal the Pacific coast, pop
ulation will be doubled, and thereVill
be great prospect of prosperity, Is the
opinion expressed today by H. F. Alex
ander, president of the Alaska Pacific
Steamship company, today, following
his return from an eastern trip. He
said the east talks more of the canal
tliari tfifl VASt
HORRIBLE SCENES EN
ACTED WHEN ONTAR
IO ASYLUM BURNS -
INMATES BEATEN COLD
, AND THROWN INTO NETS
About Fifteen Cannot Be iRescued Al
though Nurse8 and Doctor8 Get Over
500 Oat of the Burning Building
Fire Department Unable to Lend
Assistance Many Trapped In Cells.
Hamilton, Ont, August 1. Trapped
behind heavy screens which guarded
upper floor and windows of the Ham
ilton insane asylum, 10 to 15 of Its In
mates were incinerated early today
when the institution ' was burned;
Fighting heroically, physicians, nurses
and attendants, battled with the man
lacs, beating some Into unconscious
ness before they could throw them
from the windows into life nets. There
wire 600 insane In the building when
the ,flre started." A majority of the
fatalities were on the fifth floor where
the dangerous inmates were confined.,
Horrible Seen es Enacted.
Horrible scenes were enacted dur
ing, the fire. The Institution ls on a
hill and almost Inaccessible. The fire
department could not reach them, so
the building burned rapidly. Sur
rounded by the flames the inmates
were dragged, shrieking to the win
dows and there hurled out Into the
life nets. . . . ' .
Advertising Clubs Meet at Boston.
Boston, Mass., August J. Nearly
3,000 delegates, reprnlla4jMaOcal
ly "every Important city In the United
States and in Canada and a delegation
from London, England, were gathered
at historical Faneull hall today, when
the seventh annual convention of the
Associated Advertising clubs of Amer
ica opened its four day' esalon there.
Among the delegates are many. noted
advertising manufacturers, publishers,
agents, bill posters, etc., all of thm
interested in the subject of advertis
ing. To accommodate the delegates
1 halls end the Boston opera house
have been engaged by the Pilgrim
Publicity association of this ctly,
which is the host of the gathering!
The conventlop program includes bus
iness sessions of a general nature, es
pecial departmental sessions, a public
meeting at the opera house, excur
sions and picnic and a closing banquet
st Symphony hall on the evening of
August 4. . . , .,
v Famous Painter Dead.
London,. August 1. Edwin Austin
Abbey, the American painter, commis
sioned by King Edward to paint his
portrait, died here today. He wag ill
some weeks. Mr. Abbey was the fore
most American painter abroad. He
was born in Philadelphia in 1852.
" Gates Sinks Rapidly.
Paris, August Wohn Gates, the
American millionaire, is renortPii .
! being in an extremely critical condi
tion today, accordng to the physicians'
TAFT LEAGUE TAKING FIRM ROOT
A1 Salem dispatch says: With let
ters from leading citizens, county
chairmen and prominent people pour
ing in from all over the state, the Lin-coln-Taft
Republican league is meet
ing with not only continued favor, but
with a favor that Is more than grati
fying to those who, are interested in
the league's success.
National v Committeeman Ralph E.
Williams ot Dallas, who Is considered
a faralghted politician, writes to the
league: "I heartily indorse the move
you are making to reorganize the re
publican party in Oregon and will glvs
ALIBI HOPE OF
STATE CONCLUDES ITS
EVIDENCE AT AN
MANY WITNESSES TELL Or '
HOGG'S SUNDAY MOVEMENTS
Alibi Evince Being Introduced by
, Defense In Hogg Case Today--1 n.s
fimoiiy Loses Indm'nt Tone and
lias Become. Consistent Eu'ort to
Prove Alibi on Part of Defendant.
Concluding ' lt line of testimony
with a (iresentatlon of witnesoes that
emphasized the enactment of : crime
against E.ina .loffat in the shuio ct
rape by William Hogg, both of High
Valley, and shewing the flight of thr
defendant toon after the crtmo ls said
to have been committed, the statu rent
ed Its case In; the. circuit court trial
wherein Hogg Js defendant, this fore-'
noon. The defense Immediately op
ened up a cross Are of testimony In
tended to prove an alibi.
W. A. Maxwell, Mrs. Barney and
William Bennett were witnesses call
ed by the state since the testimony of
Dr. Meyers of Union yesterday. 'y :
Defense Witnesses Many. v
A long strin of witnesses were cal
led this forenoon by the defense and
much of the' vile and filthy testimony
of yesterday was dropped today and
In its stead the stories told by the
witnesses were along a more respect
able line. JUF. Hogg. Mrs. Hess,
Herb McDonald, Frank Hogg, Frank
Huffman, Will Baideek, M.. ! Horn,
James Hater, Hartfsr yan, Houten; Ar
thiir Marjujlgnilly blacksmith,
and a young man named Miller were
the witnesses called up until noon,
The latter four or five told of having
seen Hogg at the Jacob mill some dis
tance from the Moffat ' residence, and
though all agreed on main issues there
was some variance in detail. ' The av
erage testimony would show that Hogg
had come there some time In the af
ternoon of Sunday, July 16, on the day
the crime is said to have been com
mitted, and had gone away about an
hour afterwards, searching for a mis
sing dog. The missing, dog was re
ferred to time and time again and It
came to , be something of a byword.
The witnesses said that the horse that
Hogg rode that day was not showing
signs of hard riding when It reached
the mill. Hogg rode behind a party
of young people bound for a neighbor
ing mill, and Hogg was last seen that
day when he left the rig carrying the
party at the Lloyd mill. The was
about 5 o'clock and It was about 3
when he reached the Lloyd mill. .
It is by the testimony of these men
that the defense hopeg to prove that
on the 16th of July Hogg was not near
the Moffat place at or about the noon
hour when the girl yesterday said that
she had been assaulted. ;
- The case will probably go to the
Jury tomorrow forenoon. The defense
has several witnesses yet to testify
and the arguments, will occupy some
time. Turner Oliver, counsel for the
defense, admitted the case would oc
cupy all of today In the taking of tes
timony. ' 1
it my hearty support." On the other
hand, the league ls receiving the
hearty support of Ben W. plcott, sec
retary of state. ' George C. Brownell,
mayor of Oregon City, and political
factor of Clackamas county, Is cir
culating the league's literature.
Indorsement Is General.
A republican writes from Lincoln
county Indorsing the league, saying
he has. voted for every republican
'Icket from Fremont down.r Tod Cuu.
eron? who has served Jackhfo county
many times In the legislature, gives It
a harty boost. Veterans like S. B.
Eakin, Vice president of the First Na
tional bank of Eugene, give hearty in
dorsement of the league. The county
chairman of Coos county writes: "We
have heretofore had no definite prin
ciples for which we were fighting. A
a party we have had nothing to offer
the people ot this state. ; for. some,
years. ' ' '. .
"Your campaign circular embodies
the Idea for which I have been lonrf
contending that we must early take
steps to promulgate a party platform
and when this Is done our candi
dates will have something to stand
upon when they nter the field. The
party has not been behind the candi
dates And the candidates have not rec
ognized allegiance to the party. ' No
party ha3 a right to demand the sup
port of those asserting or professing
allegiance to that party, rCWers'.ty
party ls pledged to well dj
definite principles. The, public cannot
be expected to guess what a political
party stands for,' and wttbout a wen
defined platform we cannot hope for
even partial success. ' .
: Co-Operatlon Is Pledged.
Darwin Brlstow. of Lane county,
(Continued on Page Eight.)
THIRTY YEARS IN SERVICE PAID
Presbyterian , General Assembly ', at
New York Plans Unique Move.
Spring Lake, N. J. August 1. Ifthe
plans dlscus8d by the executive com
mission of the Presbyterian General
Assembly at a meeting here today are
carried out the aged and needy mtnis
trs of the Presbyterian denomination
are likely to have their wants prodd
ed for in future out of a $10,000,000
fund to be raised for that purpose. At
the present time Presbyterian minis
ters at the age of 70 and over, who
have spent 30 years in the ministry,
receive $350 a year from the board of
ministerial relief. Ministers' widows
and disabled ministers receive smaller
pensons, ranging from $300 down to
$150. The income is scanty, and some
veterans who have given their lives in
the service of the church, and whose
small salaries have given them no op
portunity to save money, are left in a
condition bordering upon dire want.
The board of ministerial relief believes
it will be able to. provide adequate
pensions if its endowment ls increased
McManlgal Children Cared For
Los Angeles, August 1. Because the
fear that her children would learn
that their father was a criminal had
preyed on the mind of Mrs. Ortle Mc
Manlgal and was responsible in a
measure for her breakdown, the attor
neys for the defense of the McNam-
ara brothers have sent the two Mc
Manlgal children to Chicago. In the
company of Mrs. Magulre and' Joseph
Scott, associate counsel for the de
fense the children 'left Friday but the
fact did not leak out until yesterday.
Mrs. Magulre will return to Los An
geles to care for Mrs. McManlgal when
the children are safely placed In a
home In Chicago.
Change In Express Business.
Nw York, August 1. In accord
ance with arrangements, previously
made the Wells-Fargo. Express com
pany today took over the business of
the Pacific Express company, which
has been operating over the Wabash,
Wheeling '& Lake Erie, Missouri Pa
cific, Iron Mountain, Cotton Belt, the
Texas & Pacific and International and
Great Northern railroads. -
Fear Beattle May Suicide. v
. Richmond, August 1. Fearing that
Henry Beattle, the rich young banker
charged here with wife. murder, may
attempt suicide with his guitar strings
authorities today took the. Instrument
out of hs cell.' He will likely be in
dicted In two weeks.
ERY MADE BY CALI
NEW YORK SENDS GIRLS
Frenchmen Headuuarter In California
- " Colnp Chieufiro Russians
Library oc With the White
- oiate Tranic Figure I8 a Conser
vative Estimates. . '
11 11 I.... . . ' "HWJVl
dred girls in the cities and towns of "
California ha"e bsea victims of the
white slave traffic gang, that Is being;
run to earth by a deputy. These fig-
ures are regarded as conservative.
Investigations In San Francsco, Los
Angeles, Sacramento,' Stockton, San
Jose, and Oakland alone tend to form
the basis for the estimate. The gang
ls composed of Frenchmen with head
quarters here..,: They are believed to
be In connivance with a group of Rus
sians In Chicago. --- '
' New Yorkers Involved. 1
New York, August 1. An assertion
that a conspiracy of chauffeurs and -rich'
old men for -debauching young?
gins is me cause ot mysterious au
appearances ot women which have be-'
come an epidemic in this clty. ls mad
by the police today, They declared th
glrls, are' shipped west to California,'
Oregon and Washington - as whlta
slaves after the seducers discard them.
, This declaration resulted from the?.
arrest of a chauffeur and another man'
ure, ajcer annrate inutner -aaa at
tacked thsm. ;, " , ".i '
Rotten Politics Shown.
Washington, August 1. Evidence
lending to show the rotten condition
of Illinois politics was offered in the
Lorlmer hearing today when Stats
Representative White resumed his tee
tlmony and exhibited letters exchang
ed between himself and Lee O'Neill -Browne,
the minority leader of th
Illinois legislature. White In a previ
ous statement asserted that, Browne
had bribed him to vote for Lorlmer.
Another Contempt Case Delayed.
Los Angeles, August 1. Wether
Oeorge Bonn, uncle of Ortle McManl
gal In the Times case, will go to Jail '
for contempt of court will be .deter
mined tomorrow afternoon. Bohm
appeared before Judge Bord well to
day to show cause why he should not
be punished for refusing to answer
questions before the grand Jury. A
continuance was granted.'
' Darrow, the McN'amara defender ap
peared for Bohm. '
Small Cuban Revolution Starts.
Havana August 1. General Acev
edo, a veteran ot.a,dozen war's, with,
a dozen followers, took the field to
day in an attempt to stir up an revolt.
' Troops have been sent after him a
it Is feared he might start trouble.
OF POPE SOOli
FEEBLE WITH AGE AND SICKNESS
END IS NEAR.
Vat'can Issues Statement That En
:'' courages Churchmen. , '
I Rome, August 1. Pope Plus con
tinues : extremely weak. ; An official
Vatican statement says that there Is
no Immediate danger ot death but that
owing to his age and' weakness there
will be little surprise If the end should
come at any time.